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SIUC receives grant for carbon-capture research Nick Johnson DAILY EGYPTIAN NICKJ39@SIU.EDU

The U.S. Department of Energy has granted SIUC $300,000 to investigate a possible solution to carbon dioxide emissions from coal power plants, said Jay Means, dean of the College of Sciences. Means and physics professor Vivak Malhotra are collaborating on a carbon-capture project designed to test the effects of carbon sequestration, or capture. In a carbon-capture system, power plants pump emitted carbon dioxide gas into underground formations such as coal seams or aquifers instead of into the air. The grant y big money would problem cover the costs of with this equipment and preliminary exconcept is periments, which that it’s not could determine sustainable; the if seismic activity would release planet would stored carbon dibe just one big oxide and other seltzer bottle contaminants into — Brent Ritzel the air, Means director of public said. education for Equitech A stainless steel, temperature-controlled chamber will be used to subject carbon dioxide stored in rock samples to seismic activity, Means said. John Mead, director of the Coal Research Center, said research on technologies that


Request is submitted to the Naming University Facilities Committee.

The president looks over the name, and if he has no objections to it, he passes it on to the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees then makes the final decision to accept or decline the name.

manage emissions is important because better use can be made of the large reserve of coal in the area. “We depend on coal for about half of our electricity today,” Mead said. “It’s a pretty big part of the energy mix in this country.” Mead said processes such as carbon capture would allow the use of coal resources while other energy sources are developed. “There’s going to be a transitional period which could be decades long,” Mead said. “Technologies that can use processes such as ... carbon capture could give us much cleaner systems than we’re using today.” Brent Ritzel, director of public education for Equitech, a partnership of companies dedicated to developing sustainable energy, said carbon capture needs to be researched. While carbon-capture systems should be researched, he said he would also like to see the Department of Energy invest more money in sustainable energy. “My big problem with this concept is that it’s not sustainable; the planet would be just one big seltzer bottle,” Ritzel said. Carbon-capture systems are limited by the amount of underground storage space and the amount of energy it can provide, Ritzel said. “Even if we burn through all the coal on the planet, it would still only take us (through) another 100 to 200 years,” he said. “Anybody who looks at this rationally has to see there’s limitations to it. And if there’s limitations to it, it’s not sustainable.”

Rickey McCurry, vice chancellor for institutional advancement, evaluates the request.

The chancellor looks over the name, and if he has no objections to it, he passes it on to the president.

When McCurry determines that it meets the naming guidelines, various constituency groups are surveyed on campus to determine if there are any objections.

The Naming Universities Facilities Committee then discusses the potential name, and votes on whether to recommend that name to the chancellor.

Welcome to (Insert Name Here) Stadium Sources: Gary Kolb, chairman of the Naming Universities Facilities Committee Rickey McCurry, vice chancellor for institutional advancement


Stadium remains nameless Stile T. Smith DAILY EGYPTIAN STS34@SIU.EDU

If a large enough donation is not made before the 2010 season, the SIU football team could play in “Saluki Stadium.” Rickey McCurry, vice chancellor for institutional advancement, said in order for a candidate to be considered for naming rights, a person or business would have to donate a large portion of the construction costs. “If there is a mixture of public dollars and private dollars in the building of a facility, then the requirement is 33 percent of the cost,” McCurry said. “Certainly, the Board of Trustees is not bound by that policy.” Athletic Director Mario Moccia said if a

donation large enough to name the stadium was not submitted, the stadium would likely be given a generic name. “I think the football stadium being named Saluki Stadium, much like a lot of schools around the country, would serve as a terrific name if we don’t get a major donor or corporation who would name it for themselves,” Moccia said. Gary Kolb, chairman of the Naming Universities Facilities Committee, said the process of naming the stadium would begin with McCurry. McCurry would look over the naming request and determine if it met the guidelines. See NAME | 2

JULIA RENDLEMAN | D AILY E GYPTIAN SIUC was recently granted $300,000 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to research carbon capture and sequestration technology. Carbon, one of the coal plant’s bi-products, can be recycled with new carbon capture technology, said Bob Beckman, assistant chief plant operating engineer.

Student magazine starts makeover Staff members look for more student participation Carrie Mulderink DAILY EGYPTIAN


Grassroots is growing around campus. The student-run literary magazine, Grassroots, is taking steps to include all students in fine arts in its publication, said Pinckney Benedict, Grassroots faculty adviser. Benedict said the magazine is looking to gain more student involvement through hosting campus events and expanding the types of submissions accepted into the annual spring publication. Staff members will host the magazine’s first open-mic party at 7 p.m. today in the Faner Hall courtyard. Benedict said everyone who has penned poetry, prose or plays could attend the event and perform. “This night will be a great chance for aspiring artists to display their work and meet other students with similar interests,” said Amy McKenzie, Grassroots editor-inchief. “If you enjoy writing, you will enjoy hearing it, too.” The publication, which only accepts undergraduate submissions, will also change its appearance before its spring 2010 release, said co-editor Sam Holley, a senior from Peoria studying English. Hol-

ley said a layout adjustment in the magazine would make it easier to feature fullpage pictures drawn by students, which are not traditionally published. McKenzie, a senior from Marion studying English and creative writing, said submissions, which are due by Oct. 31, have been extudents panded to include can original comics and sheet music, also gain both of which are confidence under-represented in their art forms. The Grassroots Web writing by site will include seeing others audio clips of chorespond to it. sen music submis— Mary Meadows sions, she said. co-editor of The GrassGrassroots magazine roots staff has not yet chosen a theme, but Holley said he encourages all students to enter their best work. Co-editor Mary Meadows said only a few submissions have been received, but she hopes fliers in various campus locations will attract more people to contribute. “It is a good opportunity for just undergraduates to publish work for the first time,” said Meadows, a junior from Anna studying literature. “Students can also gain confidence in their writing by seeing others respond to it.”



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After he approved, various constituency groups would be surveyed on campus to determine whether there are any objections to the proposed name. The Naming Universities Facilities Committee would then discuss the proposed name, and vote whether to recommend that name to the chancellor. The chancellor would then pass it to the president. If the president accepted the recommendation, it then would go to the Board of Trustees,

who would make the final decision on the name. Kolb said there is no time frame for the decision on the name. “It could have been before construction began,” Kolb said. “Like the Troutt-Wittman Center — that was done before construction even began. It could be years after construction is completed as well. It just really depends on the given situation. There’s no set deadline or anything like that.” Saluki Way is the massive overhaul on the east side of campus. The first phase carries a price tag of $83 million with $20 million coming from a

tax imposed by the city of Carbondale, $41.5 million coming from student fees and the remaining $21.5 million coming through private donations. Kolb said it would be unlikely for the stadium to be named in honor of someone. “I don’t know of any recent situations in which a building or a structure like that was named in an honorific way,” Kolb said. McCurry said the university has targeted people with the potential to make a sizeable donation, but discussions for the naming rights have not started.

Carbondale wins 2009 Illinois Governor’s Hometown award Madeleine Leroux Carbondale’s efforts to revitalize the community have earned recognition in the form of the 2009 Illinois Governor’s Hometown award. According to a city press release, the award is given annually in recognition of a community’s improvement efforts as a result of

voluntary commitments made by community residents and organizations. The city emphasized its renovation of the Varsity Theatre and creation of the Varsity Center for the Arts on the application for the award, which is administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. According to the press release,

78 registered community volunteers logged more than 4,400 hours to help remodel the Varsity Theatre, which reopened last year. “The Varsity Center for the Arts has made a truly positive impact on the community,” said Mayor Brad Cole. “The physical transformation of the vacant movie theater into a vibrant performance theater is truly inspiring.”


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Thursday, September 24, 2009


University creates spiritual service Genna Ord


For almost a quarter century, one man has sought to serve thousands. The Rev. Bob Gray, pastor at Our Savior Lutheran Church and chaplain to the SIUC and Carbondale Police Department, said he has served in the area for 24 years. Beginning this fall, his job of ministering to the needs of people at the university and in the community might get a little easier. Gray said for the first time he can remember, a volunteer board has been set up to help attend an area of students’ needs that is sometimes overlooked: the spiritual. Peter Gitau, dean of Student Affairs, said the establishment of an SIUC Chaplaincy Board of Volunteers is another step in the direction of supporting the new Saluki Cares program, which provides confidential guidance to students, faculty and community members. He said it is an attempt to be more responsive to what students need. “One thing you cannot deny: The students who come to an institution like this do not leave their religious beliefs at home,” he said. Gitau said he had the idea for the board when he saw Gray trying to meet the needs of his own congregation as well as roughly 22,000 students. Gitau said the university has a diverse student population, and not all of them would likely gravitate to one man. To address this, the board, which is purely voluntary, will consist of around eight individuals, each representing a different community of believers, allowing students to meet with a religious leader of their own faith, Gitau said. He said the group includes people from the Protestant, Islamic and Jewish communities, as well as others. The individuals volunteering were asked to participate because they are leaders in their particular religions, he said. Gitau said the Chaplaincy board will be available to the Counseling Center and could be involved in planning commemorative events such

as memorials to help students grieve and work through their feelings in a time of tragedy. Because of the diverse nature of the board, it can also be an intellectual forum for students who wish to learn about other religions. Gray said another way the board can help students is to answer any questions they may have regarding information they hear in classes that disagrees with what they have learned from their religion, such as evolution against creationism. Concerns or questions about morals or values can also be addressed,he said. Because the board has only met once, Gitau said any questions could be addressed to him. Eventually, he said, it could be reached through the Saluki Cares program. For students who are not interested in the service, Gray said, they do not have to be involved. “The purpose is not to cram religion down people’s throats,” he said. Not all the board’s uses deal with faith, Gitau said. It can also connect students with congregations or groups that can help them in times of need, such as providing food, clothing or shelter when it is necessary, he said. “I don’t want people to think of this board as just providing ‘spiritual stuff,’” Gitau said. “The religious communities can provide a lot of tangible benefits to students who are in need.” Fatimah Ali-Ferré, a first-year doctoral student from Nigeria in health education, said the service sounded logical and plausible. She said having the board might be a way for students to feel more connected to a group they might not be as close to since living on campus. Ali-Ferré said she is active with her Muslim community, but might use the board if a situation arose where she might need it. Gray said he thinks interest in the service depends in part on whether faculty, staff and others who deal with students direct them to the board. “I think SIU is trying to become more caring about students, and there’s a lot of aspects of that that are starting to take place,” he said.

JULIA RENDLEMAN | D AILY E GYPTIAN Christina Washington, a senior from Chicago studying philosophy, meditates with other members of the Shawnee Dharma group, a Buddhist group that meets at the Interfaith Center. SIUC has created a chaplaincy board to assist students from all religions with their spiritual needs.


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Curfew-trapped Hondurans seek food amid crisis Mark Stevenson


T E G U C I G A LPA , Ho ndur a s — Hungry Hondurans scrambled through looted stores and lined up for food on Wednesday during a break in a long curfew called to halt violence that erupted with the return of the country’s deposed leftist president. Troops and police ringed the Brazilian Embassy where ousted President Manuel Zelaya took shelter on Monday after returning home in a daring challenge to the interim government that threw him out of the country at gunpoint in June and that vows to arrest him if he leaves the shelter of the diplomatic mission. Most other Hondurans were trapped as well, cooped up in their homes since Monday evening by a government order to stay off the streets — an order ignored by some looters and pro-Zelaya protesters. Schools, businesses, airports and border crossings closed, though the coup-installed government lifted the nationwide curfew for six hours Wednesday so that businesses could open briefly and people could buy what they needed.

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva used the podium at the U.N. General Assembly in New York to demand Zelaya be reinstated as Honduras’ president and the U.S. State Department in Washington called for restraint by both sides. State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said the U.S., which still has contact with Honduran officials, had helped persuade authorities to restore water and power service they had cut at the Brazilian Embassy where Zelaya is holed up and had helped evacuate some Brazilian Embassy staff. But on a street in Tegucigalpa, Lila Armendia peered out through her wooden gate at a scene of burning trash bins placed by protesters. “It’s scary to go out,” she said. Being stuck inside her home is no good either. “It’s like being in jail,” said the 38-year-old seamstress who has been unable to work. People determined to stock up for the uncertain days ahead trudged past bandana-masked youths sitting on boulders they had used to block roads. About two dozen people at a supermarket littered with overturned

PEDRO PORTAL | M C C LATCHY TRIBUNE Ousted President Manuel Zelaya talks to reporters during a visit to his supporters at El Polideportivo sports center in the town of Ocotal in Nicaragua, July 27. shelves hunted through shards of glass and smashed potato chip packages for undamaged food. Thousands of Zelaya supporters marched in the direction of the Brazilian Embassy but were blocked by soldiers and riot police who used tear gas to disperse them after the

protesters threw rocks and sticks. Police said they arrested 113 people after scores of business were looted as protesters skirmished with officers throughout Tuesday night. Zelaya told the Argentine cable channel Todo Noticias that 10 of his supporters had been killed,

though he gave no details. Authorities said there were no deaths at all, though they said one person suffered a gunshot wound. Dr. Mario Sanchez at the Escuela Hospital in Tegucigalpa said three people were treated for gunshot wounds there, however.

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Mpumelelo Mcata, guitarist for South African indie rock band BLK JKS, performs at the Canopy Club in Champaign Friday as part of the Pygmalion Music Festival. The band was discovered in 2008 by indie record label Secretly Canadian that put out both its debut EP as well as its 2009 full-length, ‘After Robots,’ garnering the group much attention in the U.S.

Festival attendee Dan Flaugh, of Iowa City, Iowa, gets a haircut from Champaign barber Jake Nelson outside of the Canopy Club in Champaign Friday. Flaugh drove from Iowa City to see Iron and Wine, saying that he’s been in love with Sam Beam since he was stationed in Iraq. “This is the first haircut I’ve had since I was in the army,” Nelson said.

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Ryan Groff, guitarist and vocalist for Champaign rock band Elsinore, plays with his band at the Exile on Main Street record store Saturday. The band’s in-store performance was part of the Pygmalion Music Festival featuring such acts as Iron and Wine, RJD2 and Lucero.

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days of Starbucks and subpar fast food when Exile t five pizza boxes of better-than-average pie during ce and my taste buds and energy levels went into

was the fuel to keep me going as I navigated Chamval this past weekend. Thursday afternoon through performance after performance after performance. pher Isaac Smith and I nodded heads and pumped ould, but with more than 100 bands performing g even half of them was impossible. ted off with two of the Canopy Club’s scheduled ers. tis weathered early technical difficulties to bring al-angst fueled Americana. The band played the med to connect with the crowd of nearly 50 people applause grew louder after each song. best show belonged to the lively southern rock of g to a couple hundred people, the band brought an ew record with past country rock scorchers thrown ober set from the Memphis group, which translated ow. ing, I wanted to see some bands I had never heard great, but I had seen both bands before this weekown talents, there had to be greatness out there. ht to make the biggest discovery. K JKS have been getting some buzz in indie rock lieve the band would bring the same sort of guitar of buzz.

way with a scathing instrumental. Each musician ument, lost in precision and deafening, calculated t, it combined rock and reggae seamlessly to a frenave their own one-person mosh pits, banging heads Sam Beam, the principle member and song writer of Iron and Wine, performed solo as the headliner for the Pygmalion Music festival whatever the band played. BLK JKS were not the Saturday. Beam’s set included stripped-down versions of songs that appeared on Iron and Wine’s 2007 release, “The Shepherd’s Dog,” as well as other fan favorites. it might be if it returns next year. sted until about 2 a.m., so with little sleep, Isaac After the kids were done jumping up and down, the glorious pizza came into bred familiarity from the start, even for an out-of-towner. After two-and-half days of guitar onslaught, Saturday night’s main focus of play. We decided to skip out on some larger shows to focus on an in-store perforRecords Saturday morning to catch some in-store electronic music was a worthy respite. It is just too bad when headliner RJD2 took mance (at the wonderful, friendly Exile on Main Street Record shop in downtown s sure to be a light, easy listening entrance into our the stage to close out the festival, all I could think of was crashing on that lumpy Champaign) from some of Champaign’ s up-and-coming rock acts. worthless note-taking attempts in dimly lit venues. loveseat. Not even old-friend caffeine had what it took to help me make it through Forget the raucous Lucero show and the intimate festival-headlining set from t up. He performed children’s songs to a group of the last turntable scratch, but that caffeine dependency is neither here nor there. Iron and Wine. These warm and personal performances were one of the festival’ s e kids in the palm of his hand, doing dances and The weekend was all about fulfilling my live music dependency. biggest highlights. well and good, but after unsuccessfully sleeping on Pygmalion 2009 definitely scratched that particular itch, poor sleeping and eatEach group, from Elsinore to Zach May and The Maps to Santa (my apologies ping children doing a chicken dance was the last to The Curses for departing), was exceedingly friendly and personable.This setting ing habits included.


Thursday, September 24, 2009




Thursday, September 24, 2009


The Duplex

Study Break


Across 1 One with a code name, perhaps 4 Strokes on a green 9 Terrible 14 What the Mad Hatter served 15 Apple’s instant messaging software 16 No longer tied up 17 Uncooked 18 Barton of the Red Cross 19 Divided country 20 See 48-Down 23 Piano part 24 Bando of baseball 25 Airport waiter 28 Sheds feathers 32 Stereotypical eye patch wearer 34 Start of an order to an attack dog 37 Partner of woes 39 Fed. org. concerned with workplace woes

40 See 48-Down 44 Ill-advised 45 Pageant topper 46 Old draft org. 47 Clothes 50 Slow mover 52 Canada’s smallest prov. 53 Fashionable boot brand 55 Starbucks offering 59 See 48-Down 64 Descendant 66 Walking __: euphoric 67 Whatever 68 Fill with wonder 69 Three-card scam 70 Cocktail party bowlful 71 Chair craftsperson 72 Wrapped up 73 Va. clock setting

Down 1 Vegas attraction, with “the” 2 Treaty subject 3 Went off course, at sea 4 Burglar

Wednesday’s answers

5 Golden State sch. 6 “All __ Jazz”: Fosse film 7 Empty truck’s weight 8 Wild guesses 9 Acid neutralizer 10 Fireside stack 11 Weather Channel offerings 12 Take advantage of 13 Grazing site 21 Golf legend Snead 22 Once around the track 26 Pal of Aramis 27 Nursery rhyme trio 29 Fond du __, Wisconsin 30 Horse’s gait 31 Big rigs 33 Louis XIV, to his subjects 34 Subway rider’s aid 35 Hot under the collar 36 Spanish dialect that’s now standard 38 Period of time 41 Greek X 42 Paleozoic __ 43 Fitted, as a suit

48 Ball carrier, and clue for 20-, 40- and 59-Across 49 “Which came first?” item 51 Judge’s concern 54 Travelocity mascot 56 Stock market transaction 57 North African capital 58 Exodus locale

Horoscopes By Linda C. Black

Wednesday’s answers

Today’s Birthday — Finish up a lot of old projects this year, or simply decide not to do them. (That is one of your options, remember.) Start with a list of old stuff. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is an 8 — Hide out until the dust settles. There’s a big mess at work, but someone figures out the problem. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — Not a good day to gamble. Don’t even shop. Odds are too great you’ll get the wrong color or size or something. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 7 — You’re in the midst of the confusion. It’s easy to see why you’d want to get out, but it won’t happen for a few days. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 7 — There will be mistakes. You’re in the learning phase. If you knew how to do this, you wouldn’t be learning, would you? Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is an 8 — The better educated you are, the more interesting people you attract. This is a true win-win situation.

60 Seep 61 Any minute now, to a bard 62 “The Fountainhead” author 63 Baptism or bar mitzvah, e.g. 64 Anatomical pouch 65 Nashville awards gp.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 6 — You’re stirring things up to get them just right. Take responsibility for the mess you’re making. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — Take everything you hear with a grain of salt. Spiritual matters may take a giant step forward now. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — This is a good day for you, so make the most of it. Your one-track mind takes you in many directions. Enjoy! Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — Today is your day! Make the most of every opportunity. Eat imported chocolate, if possible. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 5 — Stick to the game plan, even if others are on vacation emotionally. Compassion is your best tool. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Use the ideas that have been rolling around in the back of your mind. Pull them out of a hat like a magician. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 9 — When you’re on, you’re on. Take advantage of today’s opportunities. They will serve you into the future.

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( (Answers tomorrow) ) FLAME WEAPON RADIUS Jumbles: FAVOR Answer: What the lazy student said when he flunked the spelling test — WORDS FAIL ME


Thursday, September 24, 2009



Bison ready to run in McAndrew Ryan Voyles


North Dakota State head coach Craig Bohl said North Dakota State is primed to pull off an upset. The Bison (1-2) will open the Missouri Valley Football Conference portion of their season at 6 p.m. Saturday against the Salukis in McAndrew Stadium. Bohl said it would be a challenge for his team. “They play really well in Carbondale. I know this is a big challenge,” Bohl said. “But you look at progress in the conference, and somebody always ways knocks off the top guys. We’re going to put ourselves elves in the position to win.” The Bison have struggled this season and look to build off their heir success after last ast Saturday’s 59-28 -28 win against Wagner College. The win prevented d North Dakota State from starting the season 0-3 for the first time since 1962. The Bison entered the week giving up more points (36.7 per game) and more total yards (446.3 per game) than any other team in the MVFC. But Bohl said the defense is better than what it has shown. “I think we have a good defense,” Bohl said. “We haven’t shown all of that yet, but I think we have a good defense.” Bohl said the return of linebacker Matt Kittelson should help with

the Bison’s defensive woes. The defense might not need to perform if the Bison offense continues its blistering pace. The Bison have lit up scoreboards with their west-coast, option-oriented offense. Quarterback Nick Mertens said he enjoys the freedom the option gives him in running the offense. “I’m enjoying myself this year,” Mertens said. “If I can find a gap and get my shoulders square, it’s going to be tough to stop (the option) for less than a yard or two.” Running back Pat Paschall has posted big numbers because of with 489 rushthe option w yards and four ing yar touchdowns in the touch first three games firs this season. The thi senior leads se the Football th Championship C Subdivision in S rushing yards ru per game, averaging 163 yards, agin and is i fourth in all-purpose yards with all-purpos 200.33 total yards per game. “We just have to focus on tackling him and limiting the yards,” SIU head coach Dale Lennon said. “If we don’t wrap him up and bring him down, he’s going to make big plays on us.” Though the Bison have struggled, Bohl said he is confident his team can turn its season around. “We matched up well against Southern last year,” Bohl said. “We’ve got a good plan, a healthy team; we’re going down to Carbondale to compete.”

A Russian owner in NBA: Tycoon buying NJ Nets Tom Canavan


EA ST RU T H ERFO RD, N.J. — Could the New Jersey Nets become the Nyets? The basketball team once known as the New Jersey Americans is a step closer to being owned by Russia’s richest man, Mikhail Prokhorov, who on Wednesday said he has a deal to buy 80 percent of the NBA team and nearly half of a project to build a new arena in Brooklyn. The proposed blockbuster deal would give the Nets’ current principal owner, Bruce Ratner, the needed cash to move forward with the centerpiece of his Atlantic Yards development, which includes plans for retail and residential projects. It would make Prokhorov, a Russian billionaire and former amateur basketball player, the NBA’s first nonNorth American owner. It would mean the Nets really do seem headed to Brooklyn, a New York City borough without a major pro sports franchise since baseball’s Dodgers decamped for Los Angeles in 1957. And it would be a sign the NBA is serious about building a worldwide identity. Commissioner David Stern immediately praised the deal, saying it will help the NBA expand its reach and would ensure that the Nets, who play in the aging Izod Center in East Rutherford, will have a state-of-theart arena. “Interest in basketball and the

NBA is growing rapidly on a global basis, and we are especially encouraged by Mr. Prokhorov’s commitment to the Nets and the opportunity it presents to continue the growth of basketball in Russia,” Stern said in a statement. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, too, is ready to welcome Prokhorov to the NBA. “I love it. I think he will bring fresh ideas and viewpoints, and hopefully this will be the start of a trend towards international investors,” Cuban said in an e-mail. “Plus, I took Russian in high school, so it will give me a chance to refresh.” Stern has long touted the NBA’s international reach, proudly boasting that two-thirds of the players on the medals podium at the Beijing Olympics were NBA players. The league plays preseason games in Europe and China, and its All-Star and NBA finals games have been televised in hundreds of countries. In going global, Stern could be welcoming quite a globetrotter. Prokhorov, who is 6-foot-6 and was an avid basketball player in his school days, is a fixture in glitzy European resorts and once was held in France for four days of questioning — but never charged — in a prostitution investigation. Even in Russia, he raises eyebrows for his penchant for private jets and a gorgeous entourage. A 2007 TV commercial for a Russian juice company lampooned him, although it did not name him.



!"#$%&'()*&+,Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox announced Wednesday that he will retire following next season. Is Cox one of the greatest managers of all-time?

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He has to go down as one of the greatest managers of all-time. To me, Cox will always be remembered for his outbursts on the umpires. I can only hope that he goes out with one last ejection, hopefully capped off with him ripping off a base and throwing it, and his hat, into the crowd as souvenirs.

There is no question about it, Cox is one of the best in the game. He was head of a legendary run that saw the Braves win 14-straight division titles. Cox managed John Smoltz, Tom Glavine and the greatest pitcher of this generation Greg Maddux. He is the man. Cox is second only in my heart to C. Montgomery Burns. Did you know Burns told Darryl Strawberry to hit a home run and he did? Burns endured eight all-star players falling to various maladies (including Ken Griffey Jr. succumbing to gigantism) to win a high-stake game against their rivals.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009




Thursday, September 24, 2009


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