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Red cross looks for blood donations select from available time slots at 15-minute intervals. Walk-ins are also welcome. “We encourage [people] to donate because one pint saves up to three lives. It is an easy thing to do that saves lives,” Madelyn Filomeno, the club’s blood drive coordinator and a 3rd-semester physical therapy major, said in an e-mail. The club is aiming to collect 500 donations by the end of the drive, which is approximately how many were collected during a similar drive last year, according to Joanne Krekian, an account manager
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Red and white signs across campus are directing passersby to Wilbur Cross this week, where the UConn Red Cross club began its first drive of the semester Monday. The drive will continue for the rest of the week, as well as next Friday, in the North Reading Room of the Wilbur Cross Building. Appointments can be made on the Red Cross club’s website (www.redcross. uconn.edu), where donors can
for the American Red Cross. The group fell short of its goal for Monday, but had 470 donors signed up as of Tuesday morning. Goals for each day of the drive are based on what was collected the previous year and range from 90 to 115 donations for this drive, Krekian said. The extra day at the end of the drive also helps the group meet its overall quota, especially by accepting more walk-ins who might be turned away on busier days.
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Signs for the American Red Cross blood drive that are scattered across campus advertise the week-long event.
CPPAC discusses campus construction projects
CLIPPING THEIR WINGS Huskies take down former Big East rival BC. SPORTS/ page 14 EDITORIAL: THIRD PARTIES NEED A SAY IN DEBATES All political candidates deserve a chance to be heard. COMMENTARY/page 4 INSIDE NEWS: HAITI STILL WAITING FOR PLEDGED U.S. AID The $1.15B is tied up in Washington while the Haitian death toll continues to rise. NEWS/ page 3
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Alex Roe, the Director of Planning and Program Development for CPPAC, discusses the current construction on the new East and West Buildings at the Bishop Center on Tuesday. Roe said that construction on the West Building will require Fairfield Way to be replaced and the road to Homer Babbidge will have to be moved.
New West building and floriculture building will be the first to receive green roofs By Jaimi Welch Campus Correspondent The Capital Projects Planning Advisory Committee met yesterday in the Bishop Center to discuss the multitude of existing and future renovations occurring on campus. Director of Planning and Program Development Alex Roe discussed the current construction on Social Science Humanities Building East and SSHB West, the buildings that will be the new site for classes held in Arjona and Monteith. The on-going construction
to SSHB East will require the replacement of Fairfield Way and the relocation of the road to Homer Babbidge Library. The estimated 67,000-squarefoot structure known as SSHB West, will be “the first building on campus to be constructed with a green roof,” located on the side of the building where the 200 and 400 seat auditoriums are housed, said Roe. SSHB West will not be the only building on campus to have a green roof. According to Roe, the plans for the renovation of the Floriculture Building include one as well. She added that the finished
design, to be completed some time in November, will feature new classrooms, more parking for patrons and modernizing the building. “The last of the six green houses to be built is actually the one in the worst condition,” said Roe. It will be completely redone when construction starts in the spring. This 1,200-square-foot addition is an effort to revamp the run-down building, often a first impression to incoming students aand visitors as they drive along Route 195. Husky Village, once an eyesore like the Floriculture build-
ing, was the only building talked about with repairs visible to all and have had a drastic effect. The buildings have been repainted to blue and white and have had an overwhelming 98 percent approval rating among students, said Roe. Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Mark Westa spoke about the three access and site improvements projects that are beginning to be planned for campus. The three sites include the space between Gentry, CUE and the Benton; the space between the Chemistry Building, the Pharmacy/Biology Building and
From this, the question arises what exactly defines a weapon or a “potentially dangerous object”? Is your plastic butter knife a weapon? Is a super-soaker a potentially dangerous object? Several school-sanctioned organizations have had issues storing their equipment in oncampus housing, including the fencing team, the paintball team, the archery team and the airsoft team. These organizations all require materials that are prohibited due to violations of the housing contract. The fencing team has struggled for years to find suitable storage for its equipment, as the foils (swords) they use are not allowed in campus housing. Christine Beede, a 3rd-semes-
ter political science major and avid member of UConn’s fencing team, explained that “because students are not allowed to have any weapons of any kind including knives, paintball guns etc., fencing weapons are also assumed to be in that list.” The foils are not sharp, however; they have a blunt tip. According to Beede, the foils only “can inflict the same amount of damage as a baseball bat.” The USG gave the team funding for a shed in Hawley Armory to store equipment, but space is limited. Members are encouraged to store their equipment in their cars, but the weather conditions can damage the foils. “[The foils] are very sensitive. With too much humidity
they could rust, with too much heat they could warp, with too much cold they could become brittle and break when being used again, which can be dangerous when not expecting it,” said Beede. Although the situation for storage is not ideal, it is all UConn has offered them. UConn’s archery team has similar issues in storing its equipment. The team stores most of the equipment in a basement in Ratcliffe Hicks Arena, but, like the fencing team, also uses members’ cars as a means of storage. The archery team takes the school’s policy on weaponry very seriously. “I tell the whole team at the beginning of every semester that
Atwater; and the space between the School of Business, Whetten and ITEB. The plans, said Westa, are to improve pedestrian circulation, overcome the storm water concern, fix the wear and tear and provide better vehicle access. Other projects discussed include the Storrs Hall one-story 14,000-square-foot addition, the Student Union Terrace and the Psychology Building’s complete renovation, which “cannot start until SSHB East is finished,” according to Roe.
Archery, fencing equipment not allowed in dorms
By Kimberly Wilson Campus Correspondent
Dangerous weaponry is not allowed in your dorm room. This includes knives, bows, guns and launching devices. And, of course, let’s not forget about explosives. This may sound rather obvious – imagine the effects of a campus full of students harboring weapons in their rooms. Article H of the 2010-2011 Student Housing Contract itemizes in detail the specific materials that are prohibited from oncampus housing, but concludes with the open-ended statement that encompasses all “potentially dangerous objects.”
they can’t store their equipment in a dorm,” said Christopher Deck, a 7th-semester mechanical engineering and German studies double major and president of the archery team. The issue of storing equipment in campus housing has been a matter of debate for some time. “When taken apart (which is required for storage), [the bows] constitute absolutely no threat. Most of the bow cases are locked anyway,” Deck said. While the bows may constitute no threat when disassembled, the university holds firm to their policy. Deck admits that “trying to decipher what constitutes a weapon is a Pandora’s box.”
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What’s on at UConn today... Career Fair 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rome Ballroom
Blood Drive 11:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wilbur Cross North Reading Room
Bring a resume and meet with prospective employers about job and internship opportunities.
Make an appointment to donate blood and save up to three lives at this week long event.
Royalty Pageant and Alma Mater Sing 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Gampel Pavilion The top five homecoming king and queen candidates will compete for royalty titles and winners of the banner contest will be announced.
Writing Center Workshop 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Homer Babbidge Lecture Center This workshop is one of three specifically designed to help students write personal statements. - VICTORIA SMEY
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Feds fine Abercrombie $1M over immigration issue
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal agency is issuing a $1 million fine against Abercrombie & Fitch over the way the clothing retailer kept track of the employment eligibility of its workers. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office said Tuesday that the fine stems from an inspection of Abercrombie’s stores in Michigan. The agency says it found nothing to indicate that the New Albany, Ohio-based company knowingly hired any illegal immigrants. Investigators say Abercrombie has taken steps to correct its immigration compliance program. Both sides agreed to the amount of the fine. An Abercrombie spokesman declined to comment.
Amtrak reveals vision for East Coast high-speed rail
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak on Tuesday unveiled a $117 billion, 30-year vision for a high-speed rail line on the East Coast that would drastically reduce travel times along the congested corridor using trains traveling up to 220 miles per hour. The proposal, which would require building a new set of tracks from Boston to Washington, D.C., is at the concept stage and there’s no funding plan in place, Amtrak President Joseph Boardman said at a news conference at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. The project would likely use some combination of public and private investment and hopefully be phased in starting in 2015, he said. The Next-Gen High Speed Rail line would have hubs in Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington and would cut travel times in half or better. It would reduce the travel time between Washington and New York from 162 minutes to 96 minutes, according to Amtrak. The travel time between New York and Boston would go from 215 minutes to 84 minutes. About 12 million riders a year use Amtrak along the northeast corridor. Under the high-speed system envisioned, the trains would be able to accommodate about 33.7 million passengers by 2040. Amtrak officials estimated the high-speed system would generate an $900 million more a year with the added ridership. High-speed rail would not only help reduce congestion on the rails, but also in the skies, since it would be more enticing to passengers making shorter trips, according to Amtrak officials and others. “No one should take a plane for a trip shorter than 500 miles,” said Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, noting that the system would be comparable to service now linking European countries. The new system would support about 44,000 construction jobs annually over the anticipated 25-year process, as well as about 120,000 permanent jobs, Amtrak said. But it would be expensive — averaging about $4 billion a year over three decades.
Terror plot uncovered in Europe
LONDON (AP) — Intelligence officials have intercepted a credible terror plot against Britain and France, raising security fears at the Eiffel Tower but failing to raise the overall threat level. The Eiffel Tower was briefly evacuated Tuesday evening after officials received a bomb threat called in from a telephone booth. It was the second such alert at the monument in two weeks. The warning came as French officials were put on alert for possible terror attacks. British officials, too, have been aware of a possible attack but the terror threat warning has not changed from “severe.” British officials say the threat was uncovered weeks ago and was thought it be in its early stages. Officials said they believed groups wanted to launch an attack in Britain and then France.
Both sides rest cases in Conn. home invasion trial
NEW HAVEN (AP) — One of two Connecticut men charged with killing a woman and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion told another inmate he killed the mother after being pressured to do so by the other suspect in the case, a prison officer testified Tuesday before both sides rested. Jeremiah Krob recounted the conversation in New Haven Superior Court at the trial of Steven Hayes, who along with Joshua Komisarjevsky is charged in the killings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters, 17-year-old Hayley and 11-year-old Michaela. Prosecutors have said Hawke-Petit was strangled and her daughters died of smoke inhalation after the men set the house on fire. Krob said Hayes recounted that he had taken Hawke-Petit to a bank to withdrew money while her family was held captive at their Cheshire home. When they returned home, Hayes put her in the den, Krob said. He was pacing between that room and the living room when Komisarjevsky told him he had to kill her, Krob recounted. “Hayes said he didn’t know if he could do it,” Krob said, but told the other inmate he did kill her when he saw police cruisers outside the house. Krob’s account followed testimony by a state police detective
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This June 2007 photo provided by Dr. William Petit Jr., shows Dr. Petit, left, with his daughters Michaela, front, Hayley, center rear, and his wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, on Cape Cod, Mass.
who said Hayes gave an emotionless confession in which he told authorities how he sexually assaulted the mother after Komisarjevsky told him he had to — to “square things up” — because the other man already had sexually assaulted one of the girls. Krob said he overheard the inmates’ conversation in 2008 because Hayes was under suicide watch and being continuously monitored. The officer testified Hayes said Komarisarjevsky, who is still awaiting trial, sexually assaulted Michaela, took cell phone pictures
of her that he tried to e-mail to friends and doused her in gasoline. Krob said Hayes admitted pouring gas on the stairs but told the other inmate he didn’t believe he could be charged with arson because he didn’t light it. Both prosecutors and defense attorneys rested their cases Tuesday. The defense called two witnesses and read a statement from Hayes’ mother, Diane, who said Hayes left her house the night of the crime after saying he was waiting to hear from Komisarjevsky, who was putting his daughter to bed.
soft team. “We take this [policy] extremely seriously and require all team members to store airsoft equipment in our off-campus storage location to avoid any infractions with the university.” The paintball team at UConn stores its equipment at its home field in Coventry, as paintball guns are prohibited from campus grounds. Hugo Raposo, a 7th-semester biological sciences major and president of UConn’s paintball team, supports the housing contract’s policy on weaponry although it directly affects his organization. “The university does not allow us to keep markers on
campus whether or not you are a registered member of the team, but we are very lucky and happy that USG, club sports and the university as a whole supports us despite that fact. Even though our team wishes we could somehow register as members and be allowed to carry our markers to our dorms, we also understand university policy,” he said. In some cases, there is a fine line between what is suitable for storage in on-campus housing and what is not. “If Residential Life ever has a question about whether or not an item is considered a weapon, we would consult with the police department,” said John
While the entire appointment takes about an hour, the donation itself takes about five to 10 minutes. The simplicity of the process surprises many first-time donors, according to Krekian. “They [don’t] realize how easy it is,” she said. The procedure is even smoother if donors remember to drink plenty of water and eat a healthy meal before their appointment, she added. Club member Marissa Wargo agreed, and offered further incentives. “It’s definitely worth it,” the 7th-semester allied health major said. “Each trip here saves at least three lives. Plus, there’s lots of free food.” Student donors were equally enthusiastic about the chance to give. “I enjoy doing it. There’s a pleasure…in knowing I’m helping somebody,” Megan Sirag, a 2nd-year nursing major, said.
Storage for equipment not easy to find
from ATHLETIC, page 1 UConn’s airsoft team also faced challenges with their storage, but has since resolved the issue by moving the equipment to an off-campus location. When the equipment was still being stored on-campus, in four dresser drawers in East Campus reserved for the team, the members had access only at certain times of the week, which proved to be difficult. “The university was very helpful with off campus storage,” although “on campus storage for airsoft items was challenging,” said RJ Brogis, a 6th-semester chemistry major and president of UConn’s air-
Sears, associate director of Residence Education. “If a student ever has a question about whether something is allowed in the dorms, they can always ask their RA or Hall Director,” said Sears. Sears makes it clear that Residential Life’s concern in Article H is the safety of the student body. “With over 12,000 students living in close proximity, we will take a conservative approach to any gray area as to what is considered a weapon to ensure everyone’s safety,” Sears said.
Ex-president Carter hospitalized in Ohio
World recovery sluggish, jobs worrisome
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund says that while the global economy is recovering at a sluggish pace, the recovery remains uncertain because of the risk that not enough jobs will be created to make the rebound secure. Dominique Strauss-Kahn said he was optimistic about the outlook for the United States, the world’s largest economy, with the risk of a dip back into recession not substantial but still possible. He told a group of reporters Tuesday ahead of next week’s annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank that Asian and Latin American economies were doing well, but prospects for some European countries were uncertain. Strauss-Kahn also said he expects a solution soon to a struggle within the 187-nation lending organization over voting shares and board seats.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Police stand at an entrance to MetroHealth Hospital, Tuesday in Cleveland. Former President Jimmy Carter, on a trip promoting his new book, developed an upset stomach on a flight to Cleveland and was taken to the hospital for observation, officials said.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter, on a trip promoting his new book, developed an upset stomach on a flight to Cleveland on Tuesday and was staying at a hospital overnight at his doctor’s recommendation. Carter’s grandson, Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter, said his 85-yearold grandfather was doing fine. “He’s definitely resting comfortably and expected to continue his book tour this week,” Jason Carter said. “I haven’t talked to him, but nobody in the family is concerned.” The former president planned to stay the night at MetroHealth hospital in Cleveland, according to a statement from the Carter Center, an Atlanta-based nonprofit known for its international work on human rights and public health. He planned to resume his book tour Wednesday in Washington D.C. “He is fully alert and participating in all decision-making related to his care,” hospital spokeswom-
an Christina Karas said. “The decision to admit him overnight is purely precautionary.” Carter was a passenger on a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Cleveland when he became ill. After the plane landed, he was taken off by rescue crews, said Jackie Mayo, a spokeswoman at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. He was wheeled into an emergency room at MetroHealth on a stretcher and later was up and walking around, said Mary Atkins, who had taken her daughter to the hospital for medical treatment and saw Carter from a nearby room. “He walked by the room and he was saying he was ready to go,” she said. “They had Secret Service everywhere.” President Barack Obama called Carter from Air Force One as he traveled from New Mexico to Wisconsin, White House spokesman Bill Burton said. Carter was feeling great, Burton said.
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Obama endorses using fines for Gulf rehabilitation
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Barack Obama endorsed a plan Wednesday to rehabilitate the Gulf of Mexico with some of the billions of dollars in water pollution fines expected from the companies responsible for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, the government’s point person on Gulf coast restoration, also said some of the money could be used to repair sections of the Gulf ravaged by events other than the spill. Mabus says it would be up to Congress to determine how much of fines to set aside for the overall restoration. Obama said he will ask Congress to dedicate the money. “The Mabus report offers a commonsense proposal for a path forward, relying on the ideas and coordination of efforts at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels, as well as of nonprofits and the private sector,” the president said. Dedicating fines levied against BP and other companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon accident to restoration and directly to Gulf states, which the Mabus plan calls for, will require a change in law. Currently, Clean Water Act fines go into a trust fund to pay for oil spill cleanups. An April 20 rig explosion in the
Gulf killed 11 workers and led to 206 million gallons of oil spewing from BP PLC’s undersea well. Penalties can be levied against BP, which owned the well and was leasing the rig that exploded, under a variety of environmental protection laws, including fines of up to $1,100 under the Clean Water Act for each barrel of oil spilled. If BP were found to have committed gross negligence or willful misconduct, the fine could be up to $4,300 per barrel. That means that based on the 4.9 million barrels released from the Macondo well, BP could face civil fines under the Clean Water Act alone of between $5.4 billion and $21.1 billion. At a news conference in New Orleans to unveil the plan, Mabus said he envisions some of the money from the fines being spent on repairing wetlands damaged over the years by the construction of canals to serve coastal oilfields. With the equipment and manpower already in the Gulf repairing damage from the oil spill, Mabus said it would be cheaper and more efficient to also repair the coastline from other damage it has suffered over the years. Mabus is proposing that a panel be set up to administer any money set aside from the fines for coastal restoration. He said there should be a federal and state chair on the panel.
In Washington, Richard Stewart, who led the government’s prosecution of Exxon for the Exxon Valdez incident, told the national oil spill commission Tuesday that criminal charges and stiff civil penalties will likely drive BP to settle. Stewart now teaches law at New York University. A Justice Department official said that no settlement talks are taking place between the Obama administration and BP over fines for the spill, contradicting a congressman’s suggestion earlier that such talks were taking place. The Justice Department official spoke on condition of anonymity because criminal and civil investigations of BP are continuing. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., who attended the news conference at the Port of New Orleans with Mabus, had told The Associated Press that BP and the Obama administration were discussing a possible settlement over fines related to the spill that would avoid a costly legal fight. He said his staff got information about the talks while working on oil spill-related legislation he is proposing. Scalise and Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., support legislation that would require that at least 80 percent of the civil and criminal penalties charged to BP under the Clean Water
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Nearly nine months after the earthquake, more than a million Haitians still live on the streets between piles of rubble. One reason: Not a cent of the $1.15 billion the U.S. promised for rebuilding has arrived. The money was pledged by Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton in March for use this year in rebuilding. The U.S. has already spent more than $1.1 billion on post-quake relief, but without long-term funds, the reconstruction of the wrecked capital cannot begin. With just a week to go before fiscal 2010 ends, the money is still tied up in Washington.
At fault: bureaucracy, disorganization and a lack of urgency, The Associated Press learned in interviews with officials in the State Department, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the White House and the U.N. Office of the Special Envoy. One senator has held up a key authorization bill because of a
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, right, accompanied by Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., speaks before the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill and Offshore Drilling on response following the BP spill, Tuesday.
Act be returned to the Gulf Coast for long-term economic and environmental recovery. The bill is still pending. Even before Mabus announced his plan for the restoration fund, state and local officials were saying how it should be spent and managed. “My view is that it should be specific to the injury and
the subject that we are dealing with,” Landrieu said during testimony before the oil spill commission Obama set up to investigate the accident. She named coastal restoration, ocean education, energy infrastructure and levee protection as possible projects. Landrieu said the money should be used not just for
“restoring what we had, but building what we need,” something that she said had bipartisan support. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a Republican, joined Landrieu before the panel Tuesday. He said that “anything that resulted from this oil spill should be the first priority” for the money.
$5 million provision he says will be wasteful. Meanwhile, deaths in Port-auPrince are mounting, as quake survivors scramble to live without shelter or food. “There are truly lives at stake, and the idea that folks are spending more time finger-pointing than getting this solved is almost unbelievable,” said John Simon, a former U.S. ambassador to the African Union who is now with the Center for Global Development, a Washington think tank. Nor is Haiti getting much from other donors. Some 50 other nations and organizations pledged a total of $8.75 billion for reconstruction, but just $686 million of that has reached Haiti so far - less than 15 percent of the total promised for 2010-11. The lack of funds has all but halted reconstruction work by CHF International, the primary U.S.-funded group assigned to remove rubble and build temporary shelters. Just 2 percent of rubble has been cleared and 13,000 temporary shelters have been built - less than 10 percent of the number planned. The Maryland-based agency is asking the U.S. government for $16.5 million to remove more than 21 million cubic feet of additional rubble and build
4,000 more temporary houses out of wood and metal. “It’s just a matter of one phone call and the trucks are out again. We have contractors ready to continue removing rubble. ... We have local suppliers and international suppliers ready to ship the amount of wood and construction materials we need,” said CHF country director Alberto Wilde. “It’s just a matter of money.” Last week the inaction bore tragic results. On Friday an isolated storm destroyed an estimated 8,000 tarps, tents and shacks in the capital and killed at least six people, including two children. And the threat of violence looms as landowners threaten entire camps with forced eviction. In Washington there is confusion about the money. At a July hearing, Ravij Shah, director of the U.S. Agency for International Development, thanked members of Congress for approving the funds, saying, “The resources are flowing and are being spent in country.” It wasn’t true then, and still hasn’t happened. When the earthquake hit, U.S. agencies sent troops, rescuers, aid workers and supplies to the devastated capital, Port-auPrince. On March 24, President
Barack Obama asked Congress for $2.8 billion in emergency aid to Haiti - about half to pay back money already spent by USAID, the Defense Department and others. An additional $212 million was to write off debt. The heart of the request was $1.15 billion in new reconstruction funds. A week later, Clinton touted that figure in front of representatives of 50 nations at the U.N. secretariat, the president of Haiti at her side. “If the effort to rebuild is slow or insufficient, if it is marked by conflict, lack of coordination or lack of transparency, then the challenges that have plagued Haiti for years could erupt with regional and global consequences,” Clinton said. That was nearly six months ago. It took until May for the Senate to pass a supplemental request for the Haiti funds and until July for the House to do the same. The votes made $917 million available but did not dictate how or when to spend it. Without that final step, the money remains in the U.S. Treasury. Then came summer recess, emergencies in Pakistan and elsewhere, and the distractions of election politics. Now the authorization bill
Haiti still waiting for pledged US aid
Antoine Fesnell, right, prays as his daughters Nicole, 9, center, and Antoine, 6, look on during mass in the rubble of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday. Fesnell’s wife died in the magnitude-7 earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010.
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The Daily Campus Editorial Board
John Kennedy, Editor in Chief Taylor Trudon, Commentary Editor Cindy Luo, Associate Commentary Editor Michelle Anjirbag, Weekly Columnist Arragon Perrone, Weekly Columnist Cassie Schmidt, Weekly Columnist
Third parties need a say in debates
e have already written about wanting to see more political debates on campus, so that the students who make up a large voting contingency for this area can have a say in the issues that affect them. But upon further pondering, the presence of only two candidates does not seem to be enough to accurately represent the possible solutions to political problems. As we have said before, debates in the political season should be a forum where politicians contribute to the marketplace of ideas in to provide voters with the necessary information to make informed decisions at the polls. But the majority of political debates seem to be the age-old battle of Republican versus Democrat – which oddly enough is beginning to give us a very one-sided view. That view is of the parties with the majority of power in the United States – the Republicans and Democrats – who have dominated American politics. These parties often reverse their principle views over the years without their constituencies noticing they were slowly evolving. Thus, the American people continue to receive, essentially, the same one-sided views. This seems rather counterproductive in terms of democracy. But the current political climate sees attempting to include third-party candidates as a sign of weakness and not including third parties is reason to cancel debates, as was the case for a debate scheduled in Colorado for Oct. 16. According to The Denver Post, Democratic candidate and U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey refused to participate in the debate because third-party candidates would not be represented, a refusal which the Republican party attributes to fear. These third-party candidates were ineligible as they did not “demonstrate at least 10 percent support in public opinion polls.” This 10 percent rule is apparently a standard policy regarding debates. Here is where UConn should push forward and defy the standard. Even if less than one percent of Connecticut’s population is aware of a candidate, they have a right to be heard in a debate against the nationally powerful party candidates. Let’s not only hear from Richard Blumenthal and Linda McMahon for the 2010 senatorial seat, let us also hear from John Mertens, Jeff Russell, Warren Mosler and Vincent Forras. If Tom Foley and Dan Malloy will be present at a debate, so should Tom Marsh. Given the chance to submit their views, such candidates may not win the election this time, but may walk away with more supporters for next time. This is how we alter our now-stagnant political landscape. This is how we functionally utilize our democratic process. Whether considering the Independents, Green Party members or Tea Party members, the one clear thing is that these are people with enough supporters to enter the race. In the name of democracy, we need to allow them to run. We are all looking for a change, and for that, we need to expand our political horizons and hear from all of the candidates, not only major party members. The Daily Campus editorial is the official opinion of the newspaper and its editorial board. Commentary columns express opinions held solely by the author and do not in any way reflect the official opinion of The Daily Campus.
I honestly thought the red hand on the crosswalk light was there to high-five if you made it to the other side. Newspapers are the umbrellas of the unprepared. Does all this rain mean that my roommate can start showering again? He is waiting for the Stage III clear... Please, please tell him that it’s time. Yesterday in class my teacher drew a diagram on the board but people in the back couldn’t see it. So he redrew it bigger and said that he was “exaggerating the size of his member.” How long before the horde of people outside South every day realize that no dining hall anywhere on campus serves food that’s worth waiting in line for? To the two guys in Middlesex filling out their Huskymate agreement, I hope you really do have pillow fights when trying to resolve conflicts. UCONN took five years of my life, all my money, and my liver and didnt even give me a basketball ticket in return... Saw the same girl at Northwest get Lucky Charms for both lunch and dinner. Is a proposal on the spot too fast, too serious? Today, the kid sitting in front of me in class was about to take an ADHD test on his computer. Then he looked at a picture of a boy riding a turtle instead.
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Name-calling only hurts US politics
s liberal progressives and conservative traditionalists battle for control of American politics, moderates seek to gain intellectual high ground y condemning so-called extremists from both political parties. This name-calling is a flawed strategy. It keeps voters from examining reasonable positions because they do not want to be a labeled as “extremist” and keeps truly outrageous beliefs from being quickly rejected in debate. This blacklisting can By Arragon Perrone also make a moderate take a more Weekly Columnist extreme stance. An example of the last scenario regards President Barack Obama and the Tea Party. In April 2009 a leaked report by the Department of Homeland Security created an uproar. The report warned that rightwing extremist groups and lone-wolf veterans could be on the rise. Military veterans and gun rights advocates took direct offense, and the report’s bad timing caused many to jump onto the anti-bureaucratic Tea Party, which had just begun to form. In this way, Democrats and Obama turned off on-the-fence conservatives with their divisive, baseless rhetoric and made them more “extreme.” Self-declared moderates have a rationale for such name-calling. Some attempt to counterract hardliners who, they believe, have seized control of the political debate. For example, Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana announced his retirement because there was “too much ideology and not enough practical problem solving.” Moderates may also find this intellectual grandstanding appealing because some pub-
lic figures make it so easy. Exhibit A is libertarian Glenn Beck, who stated on-air on Nov. 6, 2006, “You know, we all have our inner demons. I, for one – I can’t speak for you – but I’m on the verge of moral collapse at any time. It can happen by the end of the show.” Exhibit B is MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, who described Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown as an “irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, exnude model, teabagging supporter of violence against women.”
“...As easy as it is to call someone an extremist, it is counterproductive.” Recently, not-so-moderate figures have targetted political opponents they consider to be extremists. Liberal comedian Jon Stewart has announced that he will host a “Rally to Restore Sanity” on the National Mall on Oct. 30. As easy as it is to call someone an extremist, it is counterproductive. Labeling does more than make a group more likely to take an extreme position, it also stifles discussion. Such finger-pointing prevents sane people from carefully examining a position because they do not want other to be considered part of that “extreme” faction. What Stewart and others would-be moderates really do is open the door for really extreme positions to fester in the outskirts of political talk, isolated from the marketplace of ideas where they could have otherwise been disproved. Away from the light of the sane, these crazy notions stay bottled up
until they explode. Furthermore, moderates do not have an accepted definition of an extremist. Instead, they rely on a subjective definition that changes from one person to the next. Seen objectively, Stewart can be seen as extreme as Beck. Both appear daily on nationally-broadcast television shows, believe the other’s group is destroying America and seek massive rallies as a way to get the message out. Anyone can call anybody else an extremist in an attempt to discredit a rival opinion. But in the end, it is useless because it is so subjective. Anyone can play the pick-the-extremist game because extremists do not consider themselves insane. On the contrary, they see themselves as the true rationalists in defense of a just cause. To Glenn Beck, Jon Stewart is the extremist, and vice versa. To Osama bin Laden, Americans are the extremists who seek to destroy Islam, and vice versa. It is quite possible that any of the above, in their own minds, could actually consider themselves to be moderate. The only way to find out if an opinion is too extreme is to discuss it openly, without fear of looking stupid or crazy. The nation is suffering from a power vaccum of ideas, and if moderates continue to paint extremism with a broad brush, they will only isolate groups with legitimate concerns. Without a forum to discuss their views, these groups may bypass the system all together and become the extremists they were feared to be.
Weekly Columnist Arragon Perrone is a 5th-semester English and political science double major. He can be contacted at Arragon.Perrone@UConn.edu.
Talks are free, but students still do not attend
e all had that one teacher in high school, the one who spoke in a boring monotone voice for what seemed like hours. Remember him? Of course you don’t, you were asleep. In high By Jesse Rifkin school, Staff Columnist y o u could only attend classes taught by your teachers, some of whom made learning seem about as fun as getting a paper cut, falling down the stairs or listening to a song by Usher. Along comes a breath of fresh air – college – where free public talks on an extraordinary range of topics are abundant. So why do so few students attend? These engaging and often relevant talks represent an atmosphere in which learning and education are not merely confined to the classroom. Actually, the fact that they are outside the classroom makes all the difference. As Winston Churchill once remarked, “I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” All audience members are there by choice, so nobody is sleeping, doodling, texting or reading Tweets from 50 Cent.
Do you enjoy studying? Do you enjoy taking notes? Do you enjoy final exams? Probably not. Even Professor Frink from “The Simpsons” hates those, and he’s so smart that he invented an intrabovine ice cream maker. Free lectures are a great way to explore new ideas just for fun, without the burden.
“UConn students are not curious about the world...to attend free talks.” Everyone’s interests are different, but in my first few weeks at UConn I have had the chance to attend lectures from nationally recognized speakers. These included Stamford constitutional law professor Pamela Karlan speaking on Constitution Day about the historical struggle for equal voting rights in America, National Science Award winner Gene Likens discussing “the voice of science in public policy making” plus, every Friday at 3 p. m. in Monteith 119, the political science department puts on “brown bag lectures” by a different professor within the depart-
ment each week. I am consistently let down by the number of empty seats available at such events. When President Barack Obama gave a speech in Connecticut last week to campaign for Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal, the ticket price was one thousand dollars. (Seriously.) Yet students are passing up the opportunity to see nationally renowned scholars speak on campus for free. There seems to be a prevailing notion among the student body that when the professor in your final class says everyone is dismissed, learning is done for the day. To the contrary, learning is only finished if you consciously make the poor choice to shut your brain off for the rest of the day. So how could UConn increase the relatively low student turnout at free talks? Simple: the guest speakers should not be professors, with their fancy “intelligence” and “knowledge in the subject matter,” but rather celebrities. In fact, when browsing the UConn course catalog, it seems to me that several celebrities seem capable of teaching these actual UConn classes: – “Introduction to Articulation, Voice and Fluency Disorders” – Sarah Palin. – “Drugs: Actions and Impact
on Health and Society” – Lindsay Lohan. – “Production of the Speaking Voice” – Morgan Freeman. – “Behavior and Training of Domestic Animals” – Michael Vick. – “Costume Design” – Lady GaGa. – “Beaches and Coasts” – The cast of Jersey Shore. – “Age of the Dinosaurs” – John McCain. Although the above examples are satirical, a serious point remains. UConn students are not curious about the world and motivated enough about new experiences to attend free talks without the appeal of celebrity or any other superficial factor, but purely for the love of learning. Free talks offer an opportunity to expand your horizons. Take a look at the posters around campus or the online listings, find something that makes you say, “Hey, that sounds kind of interesting,” and give it a try. No grades, no pressure. As they say, a mind is a terrible thing to waste.
Staff Columnist Jesse Rifkin is a 1st-semester political science and communications double major. He can be contacted at Jesse.Rifkin@ UConn.edu.
the ‘T oday ’ show , P resident O bama said he supports having a longer school year . I n response , S asha and M alia announced they support S arah P alin .” – J immy F allon
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Down 1 Appends 2 Ray of “GoodFellas” 3 Some Musée d’Orsay
Carin Goes to College by Carin Powell
34 NFL scores 35 “That’s a riot—not” 36 Cupid, to the Greeks 37 General associated with chicken 38 “__ a date!” 39 By way of 43 Negotiated white water, perhaps 44 Thick-bodied fish 47 One vis-à-vis two 48 Oregon State’s conf. 49 Diet doctor 51 Med. drama sets 52 He rid Ire. of snakes, as the legend goes 53 Pooh’s creator 55 Unimpressed 56 __ speak 57 Freq. test giver 58 Prime-time time 59 Pontiac muscle cars
60 Road warning 61 Up to, in ads
Super Glitch by John Lawson
works 4 Pool problem 5 Optimistic 6 “The Thin Man” pooch 7 Dentist’s suggestion 8 Holy scroll 9 Not digressing 10 Prix de __ de Triomphe: annual horse race 11 Writer Dinesen 12 Shop cleaner, briefly 13 Caribou kin 19 Diagnostic proc. 21 “Shoot!” 26 Drag 27 Joust verbally 29 Strong criticism 30 Mardi Gras city’s Amtrak code 31 Trick-or-treat mo. 32 Bout stopper, for short 33 Wallop
JELLY! by Elise Domyan
Across 1 Hitchcock’s wife and collaborator 5 Floater with a ladder 9 Garnish on a toothpick 14 Radio tuner 15 Peace Prize city 16 Kind of spray 17 Ringing sound 18 Hurricane zone 20 Unflappable 22 Playful swimmer 23 Craft 24 __ in November 25 Bodybuilder’s pride 28 Alternatively 33 “Time out!” 37 TV ad-skipping aid 40 “M*A*S*H” role 41 Palo __, Calif. 42 Dismay at the dealer 45 1970 World’s Fair site 46 Hearth burn consequence 47 Jacuzzi, e.g. 50 Polite oater response 54 Destroyer destroyer 56 Sprinter’s device 60 Sign of corporate success, and a literal hint to the puzzle theme found in 18-, 20-, 33-, 42- and 56-Across 62 Con 63 Supple 64 Cornerstone word 65 Spotted 66 Prayer opening 67 Ball holders 68 Coastal raptors
Happy Dance by Sarah Parsons
The Daily Crossword
Poop by Michael Badulak
Aries - Tensions between you and associates muddle a dynamic where awareness can be achieved. State your positions clearly using basic facts. Taurus - If you depend on luck, you actually get great results in the romance department. Take it all in stride. You’ve earned the good fortune.
Cancer - At least you’re aware today of what others believe they want. You may not agree, but try to fulfill their desires anyway. You learn something by day’s end.
Dissmiss the Cynics by Victor Preato
Gemini - Stress in the workplace is compounded by differences in opinion between males and females. Diffuse the situation by listening for what’s missing.
By Michael Mepham
Nothing Extraordinary by Thomas Feldtmose
Leo - Don’t plan to conquer the world today. If you can manage your own mind, you’ve made progress. Cleaning up your household environment also helps. Virgo - People pair up to accomplish diverse tasks. The cleanup crew needs extra help in the form of supplies and manpower. Make order a priority. Libra - Who’s that masked man who just walked in? You need to know in order to make a quick decision. Ask pointed questions before taking action.
Bucephalus by K.X. Ellia
Scorpio - One group member is firing on all cylinders. Keeping up may require more effort than you’re willing to expend. Speak up if you get tired. Sagittarius - Whatever happens in a social setting returns home with you. Then you see the good fortune attached to what seemed quite unpleasant. Capricorn - Something you already knew deep inside gets confirmed now with documented fact. Try not to lord it over skeptics. You know who they are. Aquarius - There’s trouble with a public appearance when the star fails to arrive on time. There’s not much you can do about that. Start without them. Pisces - You feel especially lucky when your partner falls in step with longtime friends and their plans. Personal conversation inspires a new start.
Pundles and Droodles by Brian Ingmanson
Why the long Face by Jackson Lautier
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Drug expiration date pushes B&Bs offering military free stay for Veterans Day CA execution to brink
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Five years ago, the planned execution of Michael Morales became so chaotic and confused that California prison officials canceled it two hours before he was to die. Now, the state's first lethal injection attempt since then is running dangerously close to another execution night mess. The problem with Morales in 2006 was a failure to find medical professionals to assist with the execution. This time, Albert Greenwood Brown is scheduled to die at 9 p.m. Thursday — just three hours before the Friday expiration date of the state's entire supply of sodium thiopental, a sedative used to knock out inmates before they are fatally injected with two other drugs. In addition, a state appellate court ruling that cleared the way for the execution doesn't take effect until Thursday. The drug issue was spotlighted late Monday, when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel to reconsider his decision refusing to block the execution. “After a four-year moratorium on executions in California, multiple proceedings in federal court, a state administrative law proceeding, and state court appeals, it is incredible to think that the deliberative process might be driven by the expiration date of the execution drug,” the appeals court said. Legal maneuvering has accelerated with the approaching execution of Brown, who was convicted of abducting, raping and killing a 15-year-old girl on her way home from school in 1980. The appeals court said Fogel needed to take more time than he did to assess the state's new lethal injection procedures adopted last month. Fogel then gave attorneys just six hours to file legal arguments addressing whether the procedures avoided imposing cruel
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia innkeeper who started letting military
and unusual punishment. In his response, David Senior, one of Brown's attorneys, attacked the narrow window of opportunity for the execution as having a “Cinderella quality.” Senior told Fogel the “fiasco” was created when the attorney general's office sought to execute someone soon after the new lethal injection regulations were adopted on Aug. 29. “It appears they were so desperate to execute that they were seeking dates of execution even when they knew they wouldn't have the drugs to perform them, or were unaware of this,” Senior wrote. “It is hard to figure out which is worse.” Deputy Attorney General Michael Quinn, the lead government attorney handling the execution, said he didn't know when prison officials had told him of the problem with the sodium thiopental. Quinn declined further comment and referred calls to the attorney general's press office, which in turn referred questions to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Prison department spokeswoman Terry Thornton declined comment. In his filing to Fogel, Quinn didn't address the issue of expiring drugs. Instead, he urged the judge to allow the execution to proceed, arguing the state's new lethal injection regulations protect inmates from pain. It was Fogel who ordered a halt to California executions in 2006 and ordered prison officials to overhaul the lethal injection process. Prison authorities responded by building a new death chamber, overhauling the way executions teams are selected and trained, and making several other changes to its lethal injection procedures to comply with Fogel's order. Last Friday, Fogel refused to block Brown's execution, saying it appeared the state had made significant process in improving its procedures.
families stay free for Veterans Day in 2008 has recruited 400 inns across the U.S. and Canada
Martin Ramirez, owner of Historic Mankin Mansion, poses in his B&B in Richmond, Va., Tuesday.
as part of an initiative to offer free rooms this fall. B&Bs for Vets is a way to thank active and retired military members for their service and to raise awareness of the bed-and-breakfast industry, said Kathleen Panek, who runs the Gillum House in Shinnston. “People don't understand that a bed and breakfast is about the warm and fuzzy feeling the innkeeper gets and a good experience for the guests,” she said. “Because we sure aren't in it for the money.” As of Tuesday morning, nearly 400 independently owned inns, including five in Canada, had signed on to offer free rooms Nov. 10, the night before Veterans Day. Most of the establishments are small: The average size of a bedand-breakfast in the U.S. is five or six rooms, according to an industry group. Some participants can spare just a single room, while The Colonial Inn in Smithville, N.J., is offering 20 of its 24.
A valid military or Veterans Administration ID is required for each reservation. “I only ask for one room because let's face it: It's an expense, a loss of revenue, and we're not looking to bankrupt anybody,” said Panek, a 64-yearold Brooke County native who opened the Gillum House in 1996 after leaving a data processing job in Illinois. Panek's first Veterans Day guest was a young Navy officer visiting in-laws in Fairmont. Last year, she hosted a National Guardsman and his wife, and the West Virginia B&B Association embraced her idea. Ten inns made a total of 23 rooms available. This past January, Panek went to a conference of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International. A speaker asked the crowd why more people don't visit B&Bs. “'Never thought of it.' That was the answer,” Panek said. “I thought, 'I don't want to ever have that be said again.'“
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Stacy Allison of Portland, Ore., becomes the first American woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Gene Autry – 1907 Stanley Kramer– 1913 Jerry Lee Lewis – 1935 Mackenzie Crook – 1971
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Co-op embraces sisterhood Bookstore presents reading of ‘Sisters: an Anthology’
By Alex Lemire Campus Correspondent
The Co-op hosted a reading Tuesday of “Sisters: an Anthology,” a collection of poetry and stories, both fictional and non-fictional, all about the special relationship shared between sisters. “‘Sisters’ is collection of new and rediscovered fiction, non-fiction and poetry that captures the unique and profound relationship between sisters,” according to information from the publisher, Paris Press. The collection touches on many subjects, from love and hate and life and death, to more lighthearted reading. In many of the stories, humor plays a large role – the special bond between sisters is largely a positive one, and the collection features this heavily. However, the bond, as with any other, also features conflict, sisters occasionally fight, and such sibling rivalry is also featured in the collection. The book’s construction, created with the combined efforts of over a dozen writers – each with her own style and flavor – allows for the reader to make a new connection with the literature each new section of the book. Each new author brings to the table a new perspective as well as a new background. The collection features authors from as far as Germany. The reading hosted four speakers, including some authors featured in the book. The readers were each dis-
tinguished and accomplished authors in their own fields. The reading began after a brief introduction by the co-editor of “Sisters” and assistant editor of Paris Press, Emily Wojcik. Lisa Starr, poet laureate of Rhode Island and one of the authors who contributed to the anthology. Her poems, “Contract” and “Investment,” were written about her family and the internal struggles she faced, and conquered through writing. She also read Myra Shapiro’s “Basque Guide,” Marie Luise Kaschintz’s “Sister–Sister,” and her own “Other People’s Poems, This Time for Alyson.” Davyne Verstandig, the director of the Litchfield County Writers Project, as well as a professor of Creative Writing and English at the UConn: Torrington Campus, also read. In addition to contributing to the anthology, Verstandig has written and published two books of poetry and is currently working on a novel and memoir. Catherine Chung was the last to read her piece, an excerpt from her first novel, entitled “Hannah.” “Hannah” is the story of two sisters separated by conflict, and was one of the most poignant pieces in the reading. Both sisters feel abandoned and exiled by the others actions, Hannah cannot understand her sisters’ connection to a father who has always been distant from the pair. The narrator feels betrayed
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Crossing boundaries with friends By Alessandra Petrino Campus Correspondent
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The featured book for Tuesdays reading at the Co-Op was ‘Sisters an Anthology,’ a book featuring numerous writers who all explore the unique relationship between sisters. Lisa Starr (above), the poet laureate of Rhode Island, was one of the readers.
» REALITY TV
Utah police investigate plural family for bigamy
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A bigamy investigation has been launched into a polygamous family starring in a reality television show, police said Tuesday. Lehi police Lt. Darren Paul has said the probe was triggered by the reality television show “Sister Wives,” which features 41-yearold advertising salesman Kody Brown and his four wives, 13 children and three stepchildren. The TLC program premiered Sunday. Brown is only legally married to Meri but also calls three other women his spouses: Janelle, Christine and Robyn. The three stepchildren are from Robyn’s previous relationship. Christine Brown declined to comment Tuesday, although the family issued a statement through TLC that it was disappointed. “...When we decided to do this show, we knew there would be risks,” the family said. “But for the sake of our family, and most importantly, our kids, we felt it was a risk worth taking.” The Browns have said they hoped that the reality show’s peek into their lives would help broaden the public’s understand-
The Browns, from left, Janelle, Christine, Kody, Meri, and Robyn from the TLC series, ‘Sister Wives,’ are shown. Police in Utah say they’ve launched a bigamy investigation into a polygamous family starring in the reality television show.
ing of plural families. Across Utah and parts of the western U.S., polygamy is a legacy of the early Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Members brought the practice to Utah in 1847, but the Mormon church disavowed plural marriage in 1890 as part of a push for Utah’s statehood.
The modern Mormon church excommunicates members found engaged in the practice, though an estimated 38,000 self-described fundamentalist Mormons continue to believe and/or practice polygamy, believing it brings exaltation in heaven. Although it is rarely prosecuted, bigamy is a third-degree
felony in Utah, punishable by a prison term of up to five years. Under the law, a person can be found guilty of bigamy through cohabitation, not just legal marriage contracts. Lehi police said the evidence gathered from the probe will be turned over to the Utah County attorney’s office for possible prosecution. A telephone message left for Paul was not immediately returned Tuesday. Utah last prosecuted a polygamist for bigamy in 2001. Tom Green, who was married to five women and drew the attention of Utah authorities after promoting his lifestyle on national TV talk shows, was convicted on bigamy, criminal nonsupport and child rape charges. He spent six years in prison and was released in 2007. Most polygamists do not belong to organized churches, although a polygamy advocacy group has identified 11 distinct communities ranging in size from about 150 to 10,000. The Utah attorney general’s office has investigated the state’s secretive polygamous communi-
ties, but focused its efforts on cases involving allegations of abuse, sexual assault and fraud, not bigamy. “It has been our office’s position not to pursue cases of bigamy between consenting adults,” the attorney general’s spokesman, Scott Troxel, said Tuesday. “We want to use our resources wisely.” Over the past 10 years, Utah’s historically insular polygamist community has worked to educate the public and state agencies about its culture. State agencies now better understand the unique aspects of polygamous culture and plural families are less hesitant to seek help when needed, Principle Voices co-founder Anne Wilde said. The Brown family’s decision to do a reality TV show was sort an extension of that education work, said Wilde, who knows the family well. Now she fears an investigation will cast a pall over any progress and instill fear in plural families. “If it really goes to a court situation, then our people are going to go right back into isolation,” she said.
Hulu Plus to play on Roku, TiVo set-top boxes Judge trims down charging document in Smith case LOS ANGELES (AP) – Hulu devices, which start at $60, connect profits for its media company par-
Plus, the $10-per-month online TV subscription service, will soon be available for users of Roku Inc. set-top boxes and Tivo Inc. subscribers who purchase its newest Premiere digital video recorders. Hulu Plus, which launched as an invitation-only service in June, lets people watch current and back episodes from more than 45 shows from ABC, NBC and Fox, including “Modern Family,” “Glee,” and “30 Rock.” Hulu Plus episodes, like the more limited selection available from the free Hulu website, are interrupted by short commercials. The for-pay Hulu service will be available later this fall on all three of Roku’s Internet video players. The
to a home network using Wi-Fi or an ethernet cable. Roku says it expects to have sold 1 million set-top boxes by the end of the year. Hulu Plus will also be available to TiVo Premiere DVR subscribers in the coming months. TiVo customers pay an extra $12.95-a-month fee for updated TV listings and services or $399 for a lifetime subscription. Hulu Plus will only be available to buyers of the Premiere DVR for $299 or Premiere XL for $499. The company said it had 2.4 million subscribers at the end of July, down from 3.1 million a year earlier, but it did not disclose how many were users of Premiere models. The subscription version of Hulu was developed in part to boost
ents: News Corp., General Electric Co.’s NBC Universal, The Walt Disney Co. and Providence Equity Partners. The free version of Hulu generated more than $100 million in 2009 from advertising revenue, and it expected to post a third consecutive profitable quarter for the April through June period. Hulu Plus is already available on certain Samsung Electronics Co. TVs and Blu-ray players, Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 3 and Apple Inc.’s iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The service is expected to launch on Sony and Vizio Inc. TVs and Bluray players this year and on Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 early next year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The judge in the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy case has begun whittling away sections of a lengthy charging document against the late model's two doctors and boyfriend. Superior Court Judge Robert Perry on Tuesday threw out 18 overt acts that had been listed by prosecutors to support one conspiracy count against the defendants. Perry has yet to rule on whether prosecutors proved any of the conspiracy charges. The judge also refused a prosecution bid to add Smith as an uncharged coconspirator in the alleged plan.
Anna Nicole Smith.
We see it and hear about it all over television and in movies. The idea doesn’t even seem to faze us anymore. We’ve come to realize it happens and we’ve accepted that fact. But many of us still question, how does it work? Is it truly possible to be “friends with benefits?” “I think it can work. Humans are sexual beings and it’s a way to get what we want without making a commitment. It can be good for both sides… I think both people have to take it for what it is. If one person gets too attached, then it can be disastrous,” said Jenna Masotta, a 7th-semester English and journalism double major. When deciding if you should try to be friends with benefits, there is a lot to consider. A person must think about what they are really looking to get out of the equation before getting involved. More than that, both participants must agree on certain terms and boundaries to ensure that both know what each person is looking for. Without this type of prep work, being friends with benefits can result in more problems than one would want. Both parties need to go into the situation knowing that any type of emotional attachment could hinder the agreement and later could even hinder the friendship. So, is it really worth taking a risk to get the sexual pleasure you want? Some people say yes, while others would disagree. Obviously this decision also depends on how close the friend is and how comfortable you are with the situation. Best friends probably shouldn’t partake in such an agreement, as emotions between best friends are stronger than those between others and the loss of a best friend may be greater than the loss of a friendship with someone else. Entangling yourself in an agreement of this sort shouldn’t be taken lightly, especially when the risks outweigh the gains. “I think boundaries should definitely be set before. Everyone has a different definition of everything, and when it isn’t blatantly stated it becomes an issue of semantics, and then friends turn to enemies. Nobody wins that way,” Masotta said. But others don’t feel as confident in whether friends with benefits can work. Another student who wishes to remain anonymous said he believes “it never works out well.” So, is it just a difference in opinion or does it have more to do with what the rules need to be in order to make this agreement work? Are there boundaries that need to be established beforehand so that nobody crashes and burns? And if so, what are they? “Sexually, I don’t think there should be any boundaries. That would defeat the whole purpose. Friends with benefits should be able to get everything they want from each other. As far as relationships go, I think you need to set a boundary on attachment. It should be clear that one person is free to do whatever they want with another person,” Masotta said. The main concern when dealing with a situation such as friends with benefits is
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1.Sid Meier’s Civilization V (PC) 9/10 2. Dead Rising 2 (PS3, X360) 8.5/10 3. Darksiders (PC) 8/10 . 4. Tumble (PS3) 8/10 5. Space Invaders Gene (PS3, X360) 8/10 6. King’s Bounty Crossworlds (PC) 8/10 7. Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions (PS3) 7.5/10 8. F1 2010 (PS3, X360) 7.5/10 9. Gladiator Begins (PSP) 6/10 10. Blade Kitten (PS3) 5/10
How many consoles should you own now? By Jason Bogdan Campus Correspondent
It’s also worth noting that I wouldn’t consider the Playstation Move to be as grandparentfriendly as the Wii is, mainly because the menus and constant system updates already make the PS3 a mostly hardcore-gamer kind of system. I would also say the setup for the controller and camera requires a bit of trial and error. Not only is the camera one finicky device before hitting a comfort zone, but the Move is recommended to be played at a specific amount of space away from the TV screen. If you don’t want your Playstation Move parties to have an awkward start, you should have at least one person who knows how to work a PS3. Even though the Move won’t make the PS3 worth buying for my grandma, and the Playstation Eye is still a bit flawed, I still wholeheartedly recommend it to Playstation 3 owners who want their system to be more partyfriendly. After the gimmickyat-best Sixaxis motion of the standard PS3 controller, Sony decided to fulfill its motionbased quota of this console generation with a solution that’s both well built and risk-free.
With the Playstation 3 320GB with Move bundle, I now own all the current video game consoles of this generation. Should I be proud of this achievement? Not really. I’m just a crazy guy whose life has been devoted to playing video games ever since I first played Sonic the Hedgehog on Game Gear when I was five. So to me, owning all current consoles is just par for the course like previous generations. But what about all you notso-serious gamers out there? How many of the current video-game-playing consoles should you own right now if you want to stay in touch with this industry? Here’s all you need to know. The reason why I had put off buying a PS3 for the past four years - aside from not having as much disposable income as I do right now - is because I was doing just fine with the Xbox 360 for all my HD gaming needs. Compared to the PS2/Xbox/Gamecube days when each system was heavily competing for the highest number of exclusive A-titles, nowadays it’s a different landscape for consoles. Dead Rising 2 is coming out for both Xbox 360 and PS3, even though the first Dead Rising didn’t even come out for PS3 back when the current consoles were still fresh. Unless you want to play the newest God of War and Halo, you can own either a PS3 or Xbox 360 and not miss out on too much of the newest great software. The Wii, on the other hand, is in its own world of casual motion-based games – awesome mature games that only people like me actually buy and the new Nintendo games. Even though Sony and Microsoft are trying to bank in on the motion gaming craze, the utter simplicity and exclusive Super Mario makes the Wii an entirely different kind of current console to own. Overall, I would say that owning both an Xbox 360 and PS3 isn’t really necessary. In the end, it ultimately depends on what system your friends play online and whether you’d rather play Gears of War or Little Big Planet. The Wii, on the other hand, is like that friend you only feel like hanging out with once in a while if you want to play Super Smash Bros. or work out with a crazy balance board. Video game freaks like me can enjoy all the available console games, but all the rest of you should be just fine with one HD console and, as an option, the Wii as a fun Nintendo-flavored side attraction.
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Upcoming Releases Sept. 30 Final Fantasy XIV (Win) Oct. 1 EyePet (PSP) Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 (Win) Oct. 5 NBA Jam (Wii) NBA Elite 11 (PS3, X360) Rock of the Dead (X360, PS3, Wii) Oct. 12 Lost Planet 2 (Win) Medal of Honor (Win, PS3, X360)
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A screenshot from World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. An MMO version of the game is scheduled for an early December release.
World of Warcraft, others games will be released as MMORPGs By Steven Crighton Campus Correspondent Two years ago, I had an addiction to World of Warcraft. I’d be up all hours of the night, angrily barking orders at 400-pound men and twelve-year-olds. I would spend insane amounts of time doing anything necessary in order to improve my character. Thankfully, I’ve managed to break my addiction, and have replaced it with much healthier hobbies, like drinking and being awful at sports. But like most addictions, there’s always the chance of relapse. Any of the following upcoming Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games (MMORPG) has a chance of robbing me of my soul and transforming me back into the basement dwelling, Cheetoinhaling manchild I was.
Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars and its upcoming sequel hold one major advantage over its competitors: it has no monthly subscription. People who can’t justify paying $15 a month on one game will be naturally attracted to Guild Wars 2. The game also separates itself from the rest of the MMOs by having no healing classes, the first game in the genre to ever do so. It’s currently scheduled for a late 2010 or early 2011 release date. Star Wars: The Old Republic
the Mass Effect and Knights of the Old Republic series. Like all Bioware games, the storyline looks amazing and the game already contains 10 times more voice over work than Knights of the Old Republic did. Best of all, it’s freakin’ Star Wars. Any nerd worth his or her weight in Mountain Dew loves Star Wars! Unfortunately, we’re gonna have to wait until the middle of 2011 for lightsaber flailing fun. World
of Warcraft: Cataclysm
If any of these games are going to make me seal myself in a room with a computer and a lifetime supply of hot pockets and diapers, it’s going to be this one. It has absolutely everything going for it. It’s being made by Bioware, the company responsible for numerous wildly successful RPGs, like
The latest expansion to Blizzard’s MMO powerhouse is scheduled for an early December release. You know that ex who, just as you were finally getting over them and getting ready for a new relationship, promises to change everything and treat you better? Well, I don’t, but I play MMOs, so this is pretty much
results may vary. Included with Playstation Move bundles is a demo disc with nine demos Move-using games. In my experience, game demos like Tumble and EyePet were practically flawless, yet there were also examples like the Kung Fu Rider and Time Crisis: Razing Storm that precise. The problem here is that the Move is such a complex piece of motion-based gaming that it’s impossible for all developers to implement it as well as the waggle-fests that Wii game developers have gotten away with. I would recommend buying Move software with some review-based
research beforehand. There’s little to complain about with that ice cream cone of a controller (unless you have a big dog like mine who would think that light-up ball is a chew toy), but that Playstation Eye isn’t so perfect. Unfortunately, the camera peripheral is definitely showing its age. Even if you have the ideal lighting in your room, the image quality of that camera is, at best, like a somewhat decent YouTube video. Also, the tracking of the Move turns pretty abysmal if you play in a room full of sunlight.
my equivalent. Cataclysm is making some radical changes to WoW in order to stay on top of its competitors. The entire world has been drastically changed. Aspects of the combat system as well as the way character advancement works have been completely dismantled and rebuilt from the ground up to make the game more polished. The most depressing thing I can think of is how promising the future of MMOs looks. Thankfully, there’s hope that these games will end up actually being awful. Final Fantasy XIV, another heavily hyped MMO, is being released Thursday, and it’s been universally panned by critics. If nerds aren’t going crazy for Final Fantasy, then maybe Star Wars and World of Warcraft won’t have any power, either.
Sony enters motion-based control realm with Move
Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (PS2) Now that I officially own a PS3, one of the first games I bought was the latest in the brilliant Ratchet and Clank series, A Crack in Time. The game so far is definitely one fine HD action-platformer experience, making me get all nostalgic for the good times I’ve had with the series during the PS2 era. Going Commando is easily my favorite of the PS2 Ratchet games for having the greatest blending of shooting and platforming, all wrapped around the most enjoyable story in the series. It also has the first and best version of the hidden Insomniac Museum. - Jason Bogdan
By Jason Bogdan Campus Correspondent You gotta hand it to Sony for what they’re trying to achieve with their Move motion-based controller. While Nintendo has made serious bank with the simplistic and family-friendly Wii console and Microsoft took the out-of-the-box approach of the no-controller-at-all Kinect, Sony finds itself in the safe middle position of sorts with their Move peripheral. There are two main components to the Playstation Move. The first is the controller, which at best could be called a more precise version of the Wii Remote (even better than the Wii MotionPlus, actually) thanks to some fancy rate sensor, accelerometer and magnetometer technology. Most noticeable about the controller is the rubber ball on the top that can light up in various colors, but it isn’t just for show. While the Wii has the sensor bar to track on-screen placement, that glowing sphere on the Move corresponds with the Playstation Eye camera peripheral to track movements. But does it work? Yes, but
Playstaion Move Sony
The Good -The controller is easily the greatest montion-based stick
available - The synergy between the Move controller and PS Eye provides great experiences with games like EyePet
The Bad -PS Eye image quality isn’t good
- Developers aren’t using motion controls to full potential - Don’t leave the Move setup to the casual crowd; it won’t end well
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‘Dancing’ to clarify boo-gate on Tuesday's show
LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Dancing With the Stars” wants to put boo-gate to rest. Host Tom Bergeron says the hit ABC show will air footage during Tuesday’s episode that shows that loud boos from the audience were directed at the show’s three judges, not audience member Sarah Palin. Palin had a front-row seat in the ballroom to watch her daughter perform on Monday’s episode. Just before Bergeron sat down to do a brief onair interview with the former vice-presidential candidate, emphatic boos were heard off camera. Several media outlets and numerous “Dancing” fans online reported that the disapproval was directed at Palin. But Bergeron said it was all about the judges, who had given three eight scores to firstplace couple Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough. The scores – each out of a maximum of 10 – “were perceived as relatively low for a dance that received a standing ovation,” executive producer Conrad Green said in a statement Tuesday.
“The judges (were) basically having an argument with the audience about the eights,” Bergeron said. “So the booing has started before I’m even going over to see Sarah, and it just gets louder and louder as they egg the audience on more.” Audience members are encouraged during commercial breaks to voice their feelings about the judges’ scores. Producers plan to show about 45 seconds of uncut footage from another camera
angle during Tuesday’s episode to clarify for whom the boos were intended. “Lucky we had the grassy knoll camera on, because this really will just put it to rest,” Bergeron quipped. He called the reports that Palin was booed “just paranoid speculation.” The host said this is the first time in the show’s 11 seasons that shots from a different angle are being shown to clarify a kerfuffle from the night before.
Tarantino film editor dies on hike in LA hills
LOS ANGELES (AP) – A longtime Quentin Tarantino film editor may have died from heat stroke while hiking in the Hollywood Hills during a record hot spell, a coroner’s official said Tuesday. The body of Sally JoAnne Menke, 56, was discovered at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday in rugged Beachwood Canyon on the west side of Griffith Park, assistant coroner Ed Winter said. Her black Labrador retriever was standing near the body. Investigators suspect she died of hyperthermia Monday in Griffith Park, when downtown Los Angeles was on its way to a record high of 113, Los Angeles County coroner’s Lt. Fred Corral said. An autopsy
was planned for Wednesday. “She was observed in a trail. She may have been disoriented because of the heat,” Corral said. Menke, the daughter-in-law of famed cellist Aldo Simoes Parisot, edited every Quentin Tarantino film from “Reservoir Dogs” in 1992 to last year’s “Inglourious Basterds,” which earned her an Academy Award nomination. Menke’s other film credits include “Death Proof” (2007), “Grindhouse” (2007), “Kill Bill: Vol. 2” (2004), “Kill Bill: Vol. 1” (2003), “Daddy and Them” (2001), “D.C. Smalls” (2001), “All the Pretty Horses” (2000), “Jackie Brown”
‘Bueller’ actor pleads guilty in sex offender case
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The actor who played the principal in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” will serve three years of probation after pleading guilty to failing to update his sex offender registry info. Los Angeles District Attorney’s spokeswoman Jane Robison says Jeffrey Jones entered the plea Tuesday to a felony charge of failing to update his registry information in June. Jones’ registration was required because he pleaded no contest in 2003 to employing a 14-year-old boy to pose for sexually explicit photos.
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maintaining a type of distance so that the fear of attachment doesn’t have to be a worry. Journalism ethics tells us to do what will cause minimal harm. That ethical idea applies here as well. Nobody should fear getting hurt or hurting someone else when agreeing to be friends with benefits. So, if one person can’t detach their emo-
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tions far enough to minimalize harm to the friendship, it most likely isn’t a good idea to put oneself in that type of situation. So what’s the answer? Perhaps if two people truly don’t want a commitment and are looking for a purely sexual relationship, and establish boundaries, this agreement can actually work.
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Colbert sparks debate about 'expert' celebrities
WASHINGTON (AP) – There are congressional hearings and there are comedy shows, and the twain rarely meet. So when a House panel on immigration combined them on purpose last week with testimony from Stephen Colbert (kohlBEHR’) and his “truthy” alter ego, debate broke out on the proper roles of the many celebrities – from Angelina Jolie to Bono to Elmo – who advocate in Washington. In Colbert’s appearance, there was profit to be made from the public, taxpayerfunded forum on one of the nation’s weightiest issues, the plight of migrant workers. Immigrant advocates won national news coverage; Colbert helped generate material for his show; politicians scored live coverage of themselves during a brutal election year; and the media bagged a widely viewed story. Witness Carol Swain, the law school professor who testified before Colbert, was ticked at being overshadowed by a fictional talk show host. But she scored, too. Before the hearing was over, Swain’s Twitter and Facebook followings soared. People e-mailed her at Vanderbilt University Law School. A guy recognized her the next day in the grocery store. “It’s increased my visibility in a number of ways,” Swain said Monday. “I don’t think it would have gotten that much attention had he not been on the panel.” United Farm Workers President Arturo Rodriguez, who also joined Colbert at the witness table on Friday, said he, too, has seen an increase in e-mails and Facebook followers. Inquiries to the United Farm Workers “Take Our Jobs” website also jumped, he said. “The last big media attention
Top: Comedian Stephen Colbert, host of the Colbert Report, left, walks with CBS Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes, on Capitol Hill in Washington Friday. Bottom: United Farm Workers of America President Arturo S. Rodriguez, left, shakes hands with Colbert.
we had like that is really going back to when Cesar passed away in 1993,” Rodriguez said, referring to UFW founder and farm worker Cesar Chavez. Celebrities frequently beat a path to Capitol Hill to raise awareness of issues and bills that otherwise stand little chance of news coverage. Lawmakers crowd into the shot when Jolie advocates for refugees. They hang out publicly with rock stars Bono and Jon Bon Jovi when they’re in Washington on
official business. Even Sesame Street’s Elmo, a fuzzy red puppet, has received coverage for his “testimony” – in 2002 about the benefits of music education. Likewise, this news story will be more widely read because it mentions the Twitter partnership between Lady Gaga and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on behalf of the effort to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military. Colbert’s celebrity is a commodity that California Democrat
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DC readers detour to book index
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fire up your index finger. It’s time for another Beltway Read. Readers elsewhere may work their way through a book about politics or government from front to back, but plenty of Washingtonians head straight for the index to look for a few select names – especially their own. Norman Ornstein, a political scientist at the American Enterprise Institute who insists he really does read a lot of D.C.-related books, says the “index-lookers” may or may not also be tablestackers – those who buy serious books and stack them, unread, on their coffee tables or bookshelves to look serious themselves. The latest contemporary history to hit D.C. is journalist Bob Woodward’s book, “Obama’s Wars.” Its 19-page index will be the first stop for plenty of D.C. readers. The book was a slow seller at Kramerbooks in Dupont Circle when it was released on Monday, but manager Jake Cumsky-Whitlock said he suspected a drizzly morning was keeping readers away. “All of Woodward’s books do well and this is the first Obama book, so I think we will see sales pick up,” he said. Cumsky-Whitlock said he’s seen a handful of index-lookers over the years, some of whom have even pointed themselves out to store clerks. “It’s human nature,” he said.
“You want to see yourself and show other people.” At a Barnes and Noble not far from the White House, 52-yearold Curtis Becks stopped for the book on his way to work. “I’m a political junkie,” Becks said. For him, the index doesn’t make much of a difference; it’s the author that makes it a must read. The book’s portrait of White House infighting over the war in Afghanistan is chockablock full of notable names, from Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Robert Gates and Hillary Rodham Clinton on down. And for every household name – the folks who have aides to check the index for them – there are any number of lesser-known figures hoping their own names are there, too. Any mention, positive or negative, can be read as an affirmation of importance. Excerpts and revelations from the Woodward book started trickling out last week, so official Washington didn’t even wait for the book’s index to start sniping about its revelations and gossipy name-calling. Tom Mann, a longtime scholar at the Brookings Institution, confessed he’s like a lot of people in Washington – suffering from information overload. “I actually read very few of these books of contemporary history,” he e-mailed. “By the way,” he added, “it’s not just Washingtonians who
Journalist Bob Woodward’s latest book, ‘Obama Wars.’
look first at the index. Academics do it all the time.” One government official owned up to being an indexlooker in testimony before the commission that investigated the 9/11 terror attacks. In March 2004, when then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage was asked if he had read a book by former counterterrorism official Richard Clarke, he confessed: “I’m the only honest person in Washington. I gave it the Washington read.” “You looked in the index to see if your name was in it?” he was asked. “And then what was said about me,” Armitage admitted. There’s a mixed history when it comes to offering indexes for books on politics and government.
» ACADEMY AWARDS
Spain selects film about Columbus for Oscar
MADRID (AP) – Spain has selected “Tambien la Lluvia” (Even the Rain), a film that deals with the story of Christopher Columbus in South America, as its entry to compete for Best Foreign Language Film at next year’s Oscars. The film, directed by Madrid-
born Iciar Bollain, is set in Bolivia and stars Spain’s Luis Tosar and Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal. The movie shows a director making a movie that depicts Columbus as being chiefly interested in gold and slaves, and not simply discovering new lands. The decision was announced
Tuesday by the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences. The U.S. film academy will select finalists for the honor in January with the Oscars announced a month later. Spain has won four Oscars for best foreign language film.
Zoe Lofgren, who chaired the subcommittee hearing, and the other witnesses that day sought to leverage. Lofgren joked at one point that the last time the hearing room was so crammed with audience members and cameras was for President Bill Clinton’s impeachment hearings a dozen years ago. But for all of the attention Colbert might have brought to immigration reform, his testimony also chafed lawmakers of both parties who are engaged in a brutal campaign season. Republicans, not all of whom apparently were familiar with the character, did not appreciate being satirized on their own turf. And some Democrats cringed at “testimony” from a comedian’s alter ego on an issue that for so many is a matter of life and death. Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., asked Colbert to leave because he had no experience with farm labor issues or immigration policy. Lofgren urged him to stay. He stayed. Outside the hearing room, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who had not yet heard or seen Colbert’s testimony, said she had no objection to it. But House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Sunday called Colbert’s appearance “inappropriate” and “an embarrassment.” A spokeswoman on Monday said the Maryland Democrat still believes celebrity endorsements generally can be a good thing. Swain said she agreed with that, if not Colbert’s testimony or the Democrats’ approach to the plight of migrant workers. “I have testified before,” Swain said. But this time, because she spoke before Colbert and people had to sit through her remarks to hear his, “people heard my testimony.”
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Nuggets’ Anthony focuses on hoops, not hoopla
DENVER (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is focused on hoops, not the hoopla surrounding his future in Denver. Anthony joined his Nuggets teammates on the first day of training camp Tuesday, calling the court his “safe haven,” a place where he doesn’t have to “deal with all the other stuff.” For now, Anthony remains a member of the Nuggets after a person with knowledge of the discussions said a four-way deal that would have sent Anthony to New Jersey was “dead.” The person spoke to The Associated Press on
condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about the trade. Still, Anthony’s days in Denver could very well be numbered. Anthony’s powder blue jersey, soaked in sweat after a more than two-hour practice, was proof of an honest day’s work Tuesday. The All-Star forward became almost agitated when asked if he might give anything less than 100 percent considering his uncertainty with the team. “I love the game too much to disrespect the game like that,” said Anthony, who averaged 28.2 points
last season in leading the Nuggets to their second straight Northwest Division title. “Anytime I step on the court, I’m going to give it my all, regardless of what’s going on, what’s the situation. “This is basketball. I focus on basketball — it’s something I know how to do and I love to do. As far as my effort on the court, nobody can question that.” Nuggets coach George Karl gave Anthony an “A’’ for his effort after practice, saying he thought his star was “very professional, very mature.” Karl remains hopeful that
Anthony will stick around. Anthony has yet to sign off on a three-year, $65 million extension that’s been on the table since June, leading the Nuggets to explore trade options. The potential trade involving Denver, New Jersey, Charlotte and Utah hit a road block over the weekend and then withered when a deal wasn’t reached by an imposed deadline of Tuesday. “The perfect storm in my mind is to keep Melo, convince him that this is the best place for him, that this is where he has to win a championship,” Karl said.
Karl made his return to practice Tuesday after missing the end of last season while undergoing treatment for throat and neck cancer. His voice still raspy, Karl carried around a whistle to get the attention of his players. But he only used it in a joking manner. “It’s fun to be back. It’s fun to get the butterflies,” Karl said. “It’s fun to interact with your basketball family.” Karl couldn’t chat for long — four minutes at a time tops. With such a veteran team, though, he really didn’t need to do much instructing.
“All he has to do is say it once,” Anthony said, grinning. “He sounds good, he looks good.” Just how much longer Karl might be coaching Anthony remains unclear. The two are hoping to get together for a chat sometime this week. Anthony has one caveat: The conversation must remain on hoops — no sales pitches. “I want to focus on basketball right now,” Anthony said. “If he wants to sit and talk to me about what to do tomorrow at practice or the next day, then we can sit down and talk about that.”
Strong 1st quarter helps US women rout Belarus
STRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Usually when the U.S. women’s basketball team faces Australia in the world championship, a medal is at stake. When the rivals play Wednesday night, only the top seed in the quarterfinals will be at risk. Still, the Americans plan to play to win their group. “Tomorrow is going to be like a gold-medal game. I know it is on our end,” U.S. coach Geno Auriemma said. “It’s important to us. There’s no guarantee that either the U.S. or Australia will be in the gold-medal game. “There are some teams that play one way when the game means something and play another way when t h e game USA 107 doesn’t mean Belarus 61 s o m e thing. I think tomorrow, you got two teams that really want to win and really want to beat each other.” The Aussies seemed to have a different take on Wednesday’s matchup of unbeaten teams. They see it as a chance to evaluate where they stack up against the Americans when both teams are at full strength. The two powerhouse teams split a pair of exhibition games in the last month when neither team had a full roster. “The result doesn’t matter really,” Australia coach Carrie Graf said. “Everything isn’t riding on that game. You have to be intelligent about how you play the tournament.” Australia star Lauren Jackson, who has never beaten the U.S., found it strange to be playing them before the medal rounds. “It is weird, it’s a different format having us crossover,” said Jackson, who plays for the WNBA champion Seattle Storm. “It’s weird playing them earlier. It’s a good thing as well. America is a powerhouse and it’s a test to see where we are,
Diana Taurasi of the U. S. team, front, and Natallia Anufryienka of Belarus, back, struggle for the ball during their Women’s Basketball World Championship match in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Tuesday.
what we need to work on.” If Tuesday night’s win over Belarus is any indication, the U.S. is ready and focused. Sylvia Fowles scored 15 points and Diana Taurasi added 14 to help the U.S. win 107-61. Candice Dupree had 12 and Swin Cash 11 in another balanced offensive effort by the U.S., which shot 68 percent. After watching his team get off to slow starts in the last two games, U.S. coach Geno Auriemma changed his starting lineup, inserting Dupree and Tina Charles. The move paid off as the pair combined to score the team’s first 10 points and the U.S. (5-0) took
a 23-6 lead in the game’s first 7 minutes. “We made a couple changes in the starting lineup to give us a new look and it worked great,” Auriemma said. With the game tied 6-6, Dupree started a 17-0 run with a turnaround jumper and a layup. Taurasi followed with a 3-pointer and another basket. She capped the spurt with two free throws with 3 minutes left in the quarter. Marina Kress finally ended the drought, hitting a 3-pointer to make it 23-9. That didn’t slow down the Americans, who scored 14 of the next 16 points to end the quarter.
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Fall time is no time to re‘lax’ for lacrosse
By Dan Miliot Campus Correspondent
The UConn lacrosse team is preparing to make a run at a Big East title. That is the goal of first-year head coach Katie Woods. After taking over for coach Angela McMahon in August, Woods is ready to lead the Huskies in her first year at the helm. “I want to change the mindset of our team,” Woods said. “I want us to be physically and mentally strong, and work as a cohesive unit so we can improve all aspects of our game.” And strong the Huskies will need to be. The UConn women finished with a conference record of only 2-6 in 2010. Key wins included a 10-8 victory over Villanova and a 12-11 over time win versus fellow Big East conference competitor Cincinnati. Losses to Rutgers and Loyola (Md.) set the team
back in 2010. After finishing with a 9-8 record overall, the UConn women certainly have their work cut out for them as they look to overtake teams like Georgetown, Syracuse and Notre Dame, who all ended the 2010 campaign ranked in the top 20 in the nation. “The Big East is a very competitive conference. We are going to be competing against top 10 teams throughout our schedule and we are looking to build on our conference play,” Woods said. And Woods isn’t wasting any time. The fall schedule begins with the UConn Alumni game Oct. 9. Rounding out the fall schedule are matches against local opponents Quinnipiac, Fairfield and Bryant University. Over the weekend the Huskies also competed in the Headstrong tournament hosted by Hofstra University. “The girls competed hard,”
Woods said. “I was happy how the day went overall. With only two weeks of fall practice it was overall a good trip.” The Huskies said farewell to graduating seniors Ashley Mitchelides, Jenna Moulton, Katie Devaney, Laura Eichart and Molly O’Brien. Leading the charge for the 2011 season are seniors Lauren Sparks, Katie Parker, Jessica Mucci, Lauren Gunning, Jillian Cerar and Stefanie Burra. A freshman class of seven rounds out the Husky roster. “Our goal is to take this program to the next level and make these girls feel like they are part of a family,” Woods said. “Those are the kinds of things that lead to a Big East Championship and, as we improve, a national title.”
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The UConn women’s lacrosse team competes in a fall season game on Oct. 24, 2009 at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex on the UConn campus in Storrs.
Diop, Alvarez score in » MEN’S TENNIS After weekend success, Huskies head to Siena 2-0 victory from CLIPPING, page 14
The sophomore forward leads the team with 15 points, including nine assists. Alvarez has earned a point on the last six Husky goals, notching four assists in Friday’s win against South Florida. Alvarez was the spark plug in the 68th minute, setting up Diop to put the game out of reach with his fifth goal of the season. The tandem hooked up on a give and go in the box. After receiving the ball, Diop gave BC goalie Justin Luthy a head fake before kicking the ball past him.
“I honestly don’t mind who saves the goal or gets the assist as long as we get the win.” – Carlos Alvarez UConn men’s soccer
“I didn’t even expect to score,” Diop said. “I think Carlos put me in a good 1-2 and the goal just happened.” “I honestly don’t mind who saves the goal or gets the assist as long as we get the win,” Alvarez said. “We have a lot of guys who can
score on this team.” Diop and Alvarez were animated after the goal. The duo ran towards the BC bench and started crawling while imitating a lion. “I thought about [it] since last year,” Diop said. “I told my teammates every time I score I’m going to do a lion celebration.” The team wasn’t as loose in the first half, however, as the field conditions contributed to a scoreless tie at intermission. “At the beginning the field was slippery so it was kind of hard to get control of the ball,” Diop said. “It took us a while.” Tempers flared early in the first half. BC’s Sacir Hot earned a yellow card after slide tackling Diop 2:43 in the game. Charlie Rugg earned a yellow in the 5th minute and UConn’s Greg King was hit with one 27 minutes into the contest. The tempers almost came to a boil when Cascio slid into Luthy, who appeared to have possesion of the ball in the box, with 12 minutes and change left in the first half. No card was given to Cascio, but Luthy and the BC bench was irrate. The Eagles, however, did not play inspired the rest of the way. Senior goalkeeper Josh Ford notched his fourth conescutive shutout, saving three shots. Luthy finished with 11 saves. UConn improved to 7-0-1 while BC dropped to 4-2-2.
By Greg Keiser Staff Writer UConn men’s tennis dominated its competition last weekend, winning three of four singles flights and one of two doubles flights. “We did very well,” senior captain Andrew Marcus said. “That was a good display. I think everyone played pretty well all around.” Junior Scott Warden beat
Boston University Josh Frieder to win flight A, junior Dave Adams beat Bucknell’s Evan Zimmer for flight B, freshman Teddy Margules beat Quinnipiac’s Chris Nelson to take flight D and the duo of senior captain Marcus and Warden defeated a Quinnipiac team duo to win flight A. “Scott and I kind of talked a lot,” Marcus said. “We focused on each point one
Along with Palmer, Hartford’s roster is full of New England connections, with many ties to UConn. Andre Dixon will play his fifth consecutive season at Rentschler Field. After a stellar college career with the Huskies, Dixon was not drafted or signed by an NFL team, and was drafted second overall in the UFL Draft to the Colonials. Other former UConn football players are Julius Williams, Danny Lansanah and Keith Gray. Fans in the Nutmeg State have familiar faces to root for this season, which is two weeks in. The Colonials have already had their home opener at the Rent. Didn’t notice? It was broadcast live on NESN on Sept. 18 during UConn’s loss to Temple. Hartford dominated the Daunte Culpepperled Sacramento Mountain Lions in a 27-10 debut win. Dixon rushed for 94 yards, the defense shut out Sacramento in the first half and 14, 384 fans showed up to the game. Not a terrible showing with all of New England watching their first game ever. “I’m very pleased with the attendance,” Palmer said to The Harford Courant. “From a general manager’s standpoint, would I like to put 40,000 in here? Yeah, I would .
But I think the great thing was that people came [and] they were part of the day.” Last Friday, the Colonials traveled to Omaha and lost a tight contest to the Nighthawks at Rosenblatt Stadium 27-26, falling to 1-1 in the young season. Now, you may be saying, what does this mean for me? The answer is probably nothing. The Colonials will play out the rest of their schedule, with three home games left, and most Connecticut residents won’t hear a peep about it. Even if they bring the state its first professional championship, it won’t mean much to anyone. All this is probably true, but for those of you who like to drink in the Rentschler Field parking lot or enjoy live entertainment–B.O.B. performed the halftime show of the home opener–a weekly trip to East Hartford when UConn has road games may be a fun experience. Or if its financially impossible for you to get tickets to a game in Foxboro or the Meadowlands and you just want to watch live professional football in Connecticut, a Colonials game may not be that bad of an idea. Either way, the Patriots aren’t moving to Hartford anytime soon.
his team play Siena today in a rescheduled match from last week. The Saints are a young team with only three seniors and one junior. The Huskies are confident coming off of last weekend’s dominating performance. “Hopefully we can use the positive energy versus Sienna,” Marcus said.
Redshirt freshman Box moves to No. 2 on depth chart, Wylie out for season following knee injury from DEPTH, page 14 The redshirt freshman Box threw for 30 yards on five passes against Texas Southern, but is the first option off the bench for the Huskies, ahead of the senior, Frazer. “It comes down to productivity, and we think that’s the best way to go,” Edsall said. “You don’t look at who’s a senior, who’s a junior; it comes down to who we feel are the best guys and the guys knowing that. If you look at it any different way you’re not being fair to your football team. This is the way that we’re going with our depth chart.” Edsall said he’s confident that if something were to happen to Endres, Box would do a good job coming into the game. “I feel good at where we’re at with our depth chart,” Edsall said. “If we get an
injury that can change, but hopefully we don’t get that. If something happens to Cody, Mike Box is going in the game. For me we have the best line up at quarterback to win games now.” Edsall was extremely impressed with what he saw out of Endres in the second half of Saturday’s game. “I saw a team with more energy, and I saw productivity, those are all the things that go into it,” Edsall said. “Cody’s a competitor and he wants to play and he wants to win.” It was also announced that Erik Kuraczea will start at left guard instead of Mathieu Olivier. Also, running back Kelmetrus “Meme” Wylie will miss the rest of the season after injuring his knee Saturday.
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Robbie Frey, pictured here in UConn’s 45-21 win over Buffalo, moved up to No. 2 on the depth chart at running back after the injury to starter Jordan Todman.
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at a time. We worked hard on placement. It all came together.” Outside of UConn, BU, Bucknell and Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart, Holy Cross, Bryant and Hartford competed in the three-day event. “For the most part we dominated the field,” Marcus said. “It was a good showing from out guys. We’re happy with the result.” Coach Glenn Marshall and
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The Hartford Colonials quarterback Josh McCown (12) carries the ball against the Omaha Nighthawks in Omaha, Neb., Friday, Sept. 24, 2010.
McLain and the Tigers got the best of the Cardinals and took the title in the seventh game of the series. Both McLain and Gibson won the Cy Young Award and the MVP for their respective leagues, as well. Although these two pitching greats stole most of the show, there were plenty of others who made an impact on the infamous “Year of the Pitcher.” There were five no hitters that season, the same as our current season, including Catfish Hunter’s perfect game. At the end of the season, 51 pitchers had ERAs of 3.00 or below and an additional 26 below 4.00. 25 pitchers had reached the 15-win mark at the end of the season, seven of which had gotten to 20 wins (McLain led the way with 31 wins). Only six batters, Pete Rose and Carl Yastrzemski included, finished out the year hitting over .300. For those who favor breathtaking pitching, 2010 has been a great year for baseball. But
how about those who would rather be entertained by the long ball? Not that much fun. In the 2010 standings as of late, there are 17 players with 30 or more home runs; only seven reached that same mark in 1968. It’s hard to compare 1968 and 2010. As they are 42 years apart, one can assume that a lot of things have changed in the game of baseball. Pitchers and hitters alike have developed, training methods have improved and medical advances have been made to make 42 years ago seem like an eternity. The statistics can show the hard differences between the years, but we cannot forget about the other factors at play on the field. We can’t say for sure whether this season surpasses the original “Year of the Pitcher,” but 2010 isn’t over yet. Although, with the way pitching has dominated thus far, hitters shouldn’t be hopeful of a playoffs showered with home runs and high scoring games.
TWO Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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Oct. 23 Louisville TBA
Oct. 29 West Virginia 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 11 Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m.
Men’s Soccer (7-0-1) Sept. 24 Oct. 5 Marquette Maryland 8:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 9 Seton Hall 7:30 p.m.
Which MLB team that missed the playoffs most deserves to be included in the postseason? E-mail your answers, along with your name, semester standing and major, to email@example.com. The best answer will appear in tomorrow’s paper.
The Daily Roundup
“In 2008, when we clinched, this place was packed. It’s kind of like what else do you have to do to draw fans in this place. It’s actually embarrassing for us.”
-Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria on the lack of fan support in Tampa.
Oct. 8 Rutgers 7:30 p.m.
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Home: Rentschler Field, East Hartford Oct. 2 Vanderbilt Noon
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Showing just how frustrated they are with quarterback David Garrard, the Jacksonville Jaguars claimed former Buffalo Bills starter Trent Edwards off waivers Tuesday. Edwards is expected to sign a contract Wednesday morning and join his new teammates at practice later in the day. The Jaguars waived linebacker Alvin Bowen to make room for Edwards on the roster. The move gives Edwards a fresh start after things went south in Buffalo and provides Jacksonville with a viable option behind Garrard. Edwards started the first two games for Buffalo this season, completing 29 of 52 passes for 241 yards and a touchdown. He also threw two interceptions and lost both games, prompting coach Chan Gailey to turn to Ryan Fitzpatrick to spark an inept offense. With Fitzpatrick under center, the Bills managed 374 yards — more than Edwards mustered in his two starts. Gailey released Edwards on Monday. Edwards could get a second chance in Jacksonville, especially if Garrard continued to perform like he has the last two weeks.
Oct. 13 Oct. 16 Providence St. John’s 3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Women’s Soccer (5-4-2) Oct. 15 Oct. 17 Oct. 10 Oct. 8 Oct. 3 Notre Dame Depaul USF Marquette Seton Hall 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
Rays give away 20k tickets for home finale
Field Hockey (8-1) Oct. 2 Louisville Noon
Oct. 6 Oct. 9 Yale Georgetown 7:00 p.m. Noon
Oct. 10 North Carolina Noon
Oct. 13 Northeastern Noon
Volleyball (2-10) Oct. 1 Louisville 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 3 Cincinatti 2:00 p.m.
Oct. 16 Oct. 8 Oct. 10 Syracuse Marquette St. John’s 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
Men’s Tennis Today Siena 3:00 p.m.
Oct. 1 Bucknell Invitational TBA
Oct. 8 Quinnipiac Invitational TBA
Oct. 12 Oct. 14 Sacred Regional Heart Championship 2:00 p.m. New Haven
Women’s Tennis Oct. 1 Bucknell Invite TBA
Oct. 21 Oct. 6 Oct. 12 Oct. 20 Regional UMass Sacred Heart Quinnipiac Championship 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Dartmouth
Men’s Cross Country Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Nov. 13 Oct. 22 Oct. 30 N.E. Leopard Regional CCSU Meet Big East Championship Invite Championship 4:00 p.m. Championship Noon 10:00 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
Women’s Cross Country Oct. 9 Oct. 15 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 13 N.E. Rothenberg CCSU Mini Big East Regional Championships Race Meet Championships Championship All Day All Day All Day Syracuse, NY All Day
Golf Oct. 11-12 Oct. 16-17 Connecticut Northeast Cup Invite All Day All Day
Oct. 18 NEIGA Champ. All Day
Oct. 19 NEIGA Champ. All Day
Rowing Oct. 3 Oct. 23 Head of the Head of the Riverfront Charles All Day All Day
Oct. 31 Head of the Fish All Day
Utah Jazz’s Andrei Kirilenko, right, from Russia talks with Raja Bell during the NBA basketball team’s media day in Salt Lake City.
THE Storrs Side
Endres hopes to take reins of conference title hopes
By Colin McDonough Senior Staff Writer Zach Frazer’s first interception this season may have been his last pass. After Davonte Shannon picked off Frazer, leading to a Buffalo score to tie the game at 14 before halftime, coach Randy Edsall had Cody Endres take a knee. When the UConn offense took the field in the second half, Endres led two straight scoring drives, to spark the Huskies to a 45-21 win over the Bulls. Edsall announced after the victory that Endres was the new starting quarterback for UConn. Endres completed seven of 11 passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns. The statistics are not jaw dropping. But the team clearly came out with more focus in the second half, whether it was because of the switch or not. It could be possible that the change behind center woke the Huskies up. For a team with conference title aspirations, a home loss against Buffalo would’ve been
detrimental to the Huskies confidence. Outscoring the Bulls 31-7 with Endres at the helm may have done the trick. It was announced Monday that Michael Box was listed ahead of Frazer as backup quarterback on the depth chart. Box, a redshirt freshman from Georgia, has only seen significant time in the Texas Southern game, when he completed two of five passes for 30 yards. One can only speculate why Edsall made the move, however, injuries and poor play happen at the quarterback position, and Box would be the first one off the bench. For now, Endres leads the charge into Homecoming Weekend against Vanderbilt, and Big East play, which begins Oct. 8 at Rutgers. UConn went through the same rigmarole last year with injuries to both Frazer and Endres, and it resulted in an 8-5 season. Only time will tell if Endres can improve on that.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Spurred by fan reaction to All-Star Evan Longoria’s criticism of Tampa Bay’s home attendance, the AL East-leading Rays are making 20,000 free tickets available for Wednesday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. Longoria called Monday’s turnout of just 12,446 for a game in which the Rays had a chance to clinch the second playoff berth in franchise history “disheartening.” All-Star pitcher David Price weighed in on the subject on Twitter, calling the small crowd “embarrassing.” Team president Matt Silverman said the club had been discussing the possibility of giving away tickets for the Rays’ home finale, but probably wouldn’t have actually done it if the players hadn’t spoken out. Silverman said the Rays had received mixed reaction from fans in phone calls and e-mail. “It was something we had discussed, but I don’t think we would have,” Silverman said before Tuesday night’s game against the Orioles at Tropicana Field. “And it’s not about the two players, it’s about the sentiment expressed by the team throughout the year about the energy that they get from the
THE Pro Side Vick on a tear, Buffalo bids farewell to Edwards By Dan Agabiti Staff Writer Eagles’ quarterback situation When the Eagles recently decided to part ways with quarterback Donovan McNabb, it meant that it was time for backup and 2007 draft pick Kevin Kolb to take control. However, Kolb suffered a week 1 injury and new backup Michael Vick came in as what seemed like a temporary starter. Since being given the job, Vick has been playing on a level that even PETA has to be impressed with. It started with a solid performance of 284 passing yards and two touchdowns. But that came against a horrendous Detroit Lions defense, so a better gauge came against the Jaguars on Sunday. Once again, Vick looked as he never had before. He passed for 291 yards and three touchdowns. This is not the Michael Vick the league is used to seeing. This Vick is making plays with his arm and making solid throws. In his stand out performance against the Jaguars, he only attempted four rushes. This Vick relies on mobil-
ity to help escape the pass rush, as opposed to being essentially an option-type quarterback in the NFL. As long as Vick keeps performing like this, there is no question as to who Philadelphia’s starter should be next week. Bills drop Edwards After Ryan Fitzpatrick’s 20 of 28, 247 passing yards and two touchdown performance against the Patriots Sunday, the Bills have decided that Trent Edwards is no longer a possible starter option. They dropped him Monday and will now look for a new and cheaper backup option. Edwards had started as recently as this season. But, when Fitzpatrick gave the coaching staff a performance they could not help but be impressed with, they knew it was time to get rid of Edwards. The Bills had tried to shop Edwards before releasing him, but no teams showed an interest. The Bills take on a very tough Jets defense next week.
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Rentschler’s other team Colin McDonough
Whether you know it or not, two football teams call Rentschler Field home. The UConn Huskies, of course, and a professional football team. No, the New England Patriots still haven’t moved to Hartford, but the United Football League’s Hartford Colonials have begun their first season playing at the Rent. The UFL is in its second year of existence. Last year, the Colonials played as the New York Sentinels and went 0-6 while playing in three different stadiums, including a game in East Hartford. After firing its head coach, Ted Cottrell, the team moved to Hartford and hired Chris Palmer as its coach and general manager, becoming the first professional football team to call Connecticut home since the New York Giants played home games at the Yale Bowl in New Haven in 1973 and 1974. The Patriots flirted with moving to Hartford in 1998, but, a deal was never struck and the Pats stayed in Massachusetts. Palmer is no stranger to the area, as he has had stints as an assistant coach at UConn, head coach at the University of New Haven and Boston University, while also serving as quarterbacks’ coach to the Patriots and Giants. He is also no stranger to winning, having earned one Super Bowl ring, and will try to bring a UFL championship to the capital.
Depth chart continues to change Wednesday, September 29, 2010
By Colin McDonough Senior Staff Writer
The themes of the 2010 UConn football season may be inconsistency and change. Not only because of the team’s 2-2 record, but also because on Tuesday coach Randy Edsall made more changes to the depth chart, while also announcing that Dave Teggart and Jerome Williams were arrested for breach of peace charges Monday night. “It’ll be handled internal-
ly and I hope they take that all bad news. Linebacker Sio aggression on the field to the Moore was named Big East other people rather than them- defensive player of the week selves,” Edsall said. Monday. During Teggart and UConn’s 45-21 win Williams fought over Buffalo, Moore each other in Hilltop had 16 tackles and an Apartments on interception in his first Monday night. Edsall career start. said that neither play“He did ok, but er will be suspended lets not crown him Notebook Dick Butkus yet,” for the arrest and will be available to play Edsall said. “His Saturday versus Vanderbilt. technique has got to get a lot The Huskies didn’t receive better and he has things that
he has to work on. It’s a step in the right direction.” Moore will continue to start at the weak side linebacker position, with Lawrence Wilson playing middle linebacker. Greg Lloyd is listed as second string. “When you look at it, it doesn’t look like Greg is moving well,” Edsall said. “You see things in practice, but it’s a whole different thing when you’re on Broadway, when the lights go on and it’s show time.” As expected, Cody Endres is
Huskies take down former Big East rival BC
By Matt McDonough Associate Sports Editor
The No. 4 UConn men’s soccer team kept the foot on the gas pedal and outwilled No. 9 Boston College in front of 1,494 wet fans at a rain-soaked Morrone Stadium. The Huskies defeated the Eagles 2-0, thanks to goals by sophomores Carlos Alvarez and Stephane Diop. UConn outshot BC 19-11, and controlled the ball and the game’s tempo, especially in the second half. “I noticed at the end they were kind of tired,” Diop said. He added the team noticed that BC was worn out in the second half. Coach Ray Reid credited strength coach Chris West for his team’s endurance. “We’ve been fitter than ever,” Reid said. “In South Carolina against them and Kentucky in 95-degree heat, we were fitter than the opponents.” Alvarez notched his third goal of the season courtesy of Tony Cascio in the game’s 54th minute. The Los Angeles native took advantage of a rebound off Cascio’s shot, and found the back of the net. “I was just in the right position at the right time,” Alvarez said. “I was lucky to get the goal there.”
The year of the pitcher By Emily Luchansky Featured Columnist
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It’s pretty clear that pitchers have dominated the diamond this year; there have been five no-hitters already this season, including two perfect games (Dallas Braden and Roy Halladay), plus the Armando Gallaraga-Jim Joyce controversy that so many of us remember. Through the end of July, the league had an ERA of 4.15, which is the lowest since 1992 and the overall WHIP is the best since 1992, as well, according to SportingNews.com. It was said that 1968 was the original “Year of the Pitcher,” but 2010 is making a convincing argument for the title down the stretch. As of this week, there are 17 MLB pitchers with an ERA under 3.00 and another 42 between 3.00 and 4.00. In addition to these low ERAs, there are 19 pitchers with 15 or more wins this season, as Roy Halladay leads the way by recently hitting 21 wins. These kinds of numbers can’t mean good things for hitters. Only 22 MLB players are hitting with an average of 3.00 or above (Texas Rangers’ Josh Hamilton leads the pack with a .361, but also just made his way to the DL.) If we look back to 1968, O.J. Simpson had just won the Heisman Trophy, Bobby Valentine was the fifth overall pick in the MLB draft and UCLA won the NCAA basketball championship under John Wooden. In the baseball world, Denny McLain (Detroit Tigers) and Bob Gibson (St. Louis Cardinals) were putting up unheard of numbers during the 1968 season and took their teams to the World Series.
listed as the starting quarterback. However, there was a bit of a surprise on the depth chart when Michael Box was listed as the back-up quarterback instead of Zach Frazer. “The best guys, as we’ve always said, will play,” Edsall said. “I just thought Cody’s No. 1 and Mike’s No. 2. He continues to progress and throws the ball with accuracy, I thought he was the No. 2 guy.”
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Carlos Alvarez dribbles the ball during UConn’s 2-0 win over Boston College Tuesday night at Morrone Stadium. Alvarez scored a goal in the Huskies’ victory over their former Big East rival.
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Still no Doudou for Huskies UConn without Doudou
By John Shevchuk Staff Writer
The Huskies completed their Monday’s NSCAA poll second consecutive game with revealed UConn at the No. 3 freshman Mamadou Doudou spot, the team’s highest rank- Diouf on the bench. The former ing of the year. UConn began UConn goal leader suffered an ankle injury during the secthe season at No. ond game played in South 22 after falling to Carolina, but UConn has Monmouth in the been able to fill the void. first round of the Had the weather not creNCAA Tournament ated soggy field conditions, last season. After Diouf may have seen time, wins against St. however, today’s conditions Francis and Yale, Notebook would have made his ankle UConn jumped 12 vulnerable. spots in one week. Tony Cascio and Stephane In the next two games, UConn rolled over Manhattan 6-0 and Diop have combined for five goals and seven points in the tied then-No. 6 Harvard. The Huskies were ranked No. 8 past two games. In UConn’s 4-0 heading down to South Carolina, win over South Florida, Diop where they scored seven goals and buried the game-winner, and allowed none in two games. On Cascio followed with three more Sept. 24, UConn headed home to goals, one of which was named a host No. 24 USF, where Tony Cascio Top-10 Play on “SportsCenter.” helped the Huskies to a 4-0 win by Diop, who hails from the same scoring three goals. Last night’s vic- school in Senegal as Diouf, has tory against No. 15 Boston College connected with Diouf on sevmaintained UConn’s unbeaten streak eral goals this season. Without and will likely impact the NSCAA Mamadou, Diop has had simipoll in the Huskies favor, pending lar success on the field. “I feel their performance in their upcoming very comfortable playing with game against Marquette. “I don’t Mamadou, but we have a great make much of the polls,” said coach team with interchangeable playRay Reid, “All it does for us is put a ers,” Diop said. While Diop and Cascio comtarget on our backs.”
bined for seven points, Carlos Alvarez collected seven points single-handedly. Alvarez assisted all four goals in the USF game, and assisted Diop in last night’s game against Boston College. Alvarez put away his third goal of the season last night in dramatic fashion off of the left post. Cascio assisted that goal for his only point of the match. Diouf has two more days of rest before Friday’s game against Marquette, when Reid expects him to return to the lineup. The road ahead
On Friday, the Huskies will head to Wisconsin to take on Marquette. The Golden Eagles are 2-3-2 overall and 1-0-0 in the Big East. Next Tuesday, UConn will face tough competition in No. 10 Maryland. Maryland tied Boston College earlier this season. It is roughly halfway through the season with eight games in the bucket. The Huskies have nine games left in the regular season, six of which will be played away. All nine games will take place in the month of November.
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Thomas Wharf controls the ball at his feet during UConn’s 2-0 win over Boston College Tuesday night.