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Crocodile dismembered at UM

Mourning named spokesman

A crocodile was found dead and mutilated in a canal on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus Wednesday. The American Crocodile, a recovering endangered species, is a common sight around the UM campus. The decapitated and de-tailed body is believed to have been found near the Ponce de Leon garage. ‘’It’s impossible for us to know at this point what the motivation was,’’ Officer Jorge Pino of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told The Miami Herald. “We’re hoping that somebody will get outraged enough to tell us if they’ve heard or seen anything.’’ Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at 1-888-404-3922.

Retired Miami Heat player Alonzo Mourning is the new spokesman for the Miami Transplant Institute, a joint program of Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. In Sept. 2000, Mourning was diagnosed with focal glomerulosclerosis, a genetic kidney disease, and after three years of medical treatment he had to receive a kidney transplant in Dec. 2003. Jackson Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in South Florida to perform all solid organ transplants and is ranked fifth for transplant programs in America.

Ibis Ride will continue service

Wellness to close early Saturday

The Ibis Ride that shuttles students to Coconut Grove on Thursday is not in imminent danger of being shut down. No major incidents have been reported. Last year, the Dean of Students office threatened to stop the service if student behavior did not improve. Over ten major incidents were reported including vomiting and fighting.

The University of Miami Wellness Center will close at 1:30 p.m Saturday due to the University of Miami vs. Florida State University football game. The center usually closes at 10 p.m. on Saturday. The Wellness Center will open at its usual time on Sunday which is 8 a.m.

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ON THE TRAIL Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama now leads Republican Sen. John McCain in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, according to presidential poll results released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University. The data comes from surveys conducted last weekend. Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin said she does not believe the media’s coverage of her has been sexist. Palin said it would be sexist if the media didn’t question her about her experience, vision, principles and values.

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Watch an in-depth video look at the student production of Cabaret by Greg Linch.

In the Sept. 29 issue of The Miami Hurricane, the article entitled “Film students teach each other,” erroneously stated that OuantUM Entertainment was founded in 2004. QuantUM was founded in 1999 by Zachary Lezberg. The film section of the group, which consists of theater and film, was in fact expanded by Mark Zukerbrow in 2004. The Miami Hurricane apologizes for the error.

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Group works to spur political activity Registering new voters is priority BY ERIKA CAPEK ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR

Turning 18 might not seem like a big deal. For some students, it means being able to legally buy cigarettes or pornographic videos, in most states. This year, however, it means something greater – the chance to vote in the 2008 presidential election and be a part of history. Get Out The Vote, a studentrun organization at the University of Miami that registers students to vote, was originally founded in 2004 after UM hosted the presidential debate between President George W. Bush and John Kerry, a senator from Massachusetts. The organization, which was founded by UM freshmen four years ago and is now directed by graduate student John Constantinide, has taken off with the presidential election just weeks away. “We started registering students in August and so far, about 1,500 students have registered through us,” said junior Kristen Rosales, president of Get Out The Vote. “Our main goal is to register students and make sure they go and vote on election day.” With 20 members – 10 of them actively involved – Get Out the Vote has been registering and educating students about the candidates. Because they are a nonpartisan group, Get Out The Vote works closely with both the UM Young and College Democrats and UM College Republicans. “We definitely cross paths many times with Get Out The Vote,” said junior Jason Stevens, the president of UM Young Democrats. “When Obama came to campus, our members worked with the organization to register voters.” Chairman of UM College Republicans Maria Pelfrey said her club also works with Get Out The Vote. “We were contacted by the organization to partake in different political activities on campus such as Voterpalooza,” Pelfrey said. Get Out the Vote has held various events throughout the semester, including Voter Aware-

‘Sex and the City’ star stumps for Obama Cynthia Nixon speaks at UM BY LILLIAM ALBIZUCAMPOS CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

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DEMOCRACY: Democratic and Republican student groups have been a constant presence in the UC breezeway as election day nears. Those groups have worked with Get Out The Vote. ness Day this past Monday, and has cosponsored with other organizations when speakers such as former MTV news correspondent Gideon Yago and Pulitzer Prizewinning columnist George F. Will came to campus. “We work closely with the Democratic and Republican clubs on campus,” Rosales said. “We want to get out to all the students and have them get excited and informed.” Get Out The Vote will be registering late-comer students in the UC breezeway from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Monday, the last day for registration in Florida. They are also hosting a block party outside the BankUnited Center which will include food, games, giveaways and a DJ from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. the day of the election, Nov. 4. A watch party will be held on the UC Green for the results. “Even after the election, we will still be registering students on campus,” Rosales said. “There’s still local elections going on and we want the students to stay up to date with what’s going on.” Erika Capek may be contacted at ecapek@themiamihurricane.com.

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Table everyday in breezeway from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Have registered about 1,500 students Canvassing for campaign around the area Called more than 1,000 people in Pinecrest area Cynthia Nixon from “Sex and the City” brought in to speak Meet and Greet with Annette Taddeo, Democratic congressional candidate of Florida’s 18th district Vice presidential debate watch party at Chili’s in the Grove Thursday

Table in breezeway Mon.-Thurs. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Precinct walk as a group Phone banking in Doral where McCain’s local headquarters is located Held Republican National Convention watch parties for McCain and Palin in lower UC Held veterans forum in upstairs UC and brought in three veterans, a Vietnam veteran, a Gulf War veteran and an Iraq veteran McCain tailgate for Miami vs. FSU this Saturday

Cynthia Nixon, the 42-yearold “Sex and the City” co-star, traded cosmopolitans and Manolo Blahniks for a microphone and a podium last Sunday when she came to the University of Miami to rally support for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama. “Never before had I become involved with a political campaign, spoken on behalf of a candidate or donated the maximum amount of money allowed,” said Nixon of her support for Obama. “But I did all three of those things in the past month.” Nixon, who came to South Florida last weekend to campaign for Obama, also hosted an event at the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transexual (GLBT) Vote Center in Broward. Nixon spoke to a crowd of approximately 60 students at the School of Business’ Storer Auditorium about her views on the importance of voting and the impact that women’s issues will have in the coming election. Nixon’s last minute appearance was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon though a time was not finalized until Thursday morning. According to junior Jason Stevens, president of the UM Young Democrats, around 2,000 flyers were made and distributed on campus in order to publicize the event, which was part of a weekend of rallies for the Obama Campaign in South Florida. “We are the majority; more women vote than men and it’s just a big group to go after and I think they realize that it’s a group you can’t ignore,” said junior SEE NIXON, PAGE 5

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Drinking citations decrease Fewer students ticketed at game BY ED S. FISHMAN ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR

At the University of Miami football game at Dolphin Stadium last Saturday, underage drinkers were issued fewer citations than at the previous home game against Charleston Southern. The State of Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (ABT) issued 42 written citations last Saturday at the game against University of North Carolina. The majority of these citations were for underage possession of alcohol. This number is down from 60 citations given at the Charleston Southern game on Aug. 28, all of which were for the same offense, as students have adapted to the new venue and enjoyed games more responsibly. All of the underage citations given at Charleston Southern were to UM students while only 27 of the citations issued at the UNC game were to UM students, according to Ricardo Hall, the dean of students. The 27 citations given to UM students included 17 males and 10 females. ABT patrolled the tailgates at both games in the same manner.

Both games also had three arrests, all given to UM students. According to Hall, arrests for simple possession are rare. “The police generally do not arrest students unless they are acting disorderly,” he said. “A student has to do something verbally or physically to get arrested.” Hall speculated that students being more familiar with Dolphin Stadium and the increased presence of parental figures because of Parents Weekend were reasons for the decrease in citations. Hall said that the police at the UNC game were not undercover; however, he said he would not be surprised if undercover police were present at this Saturday’s game against FSU. Hall added that he thinks ABT will use undercover police because there will be more students attending the rivalry game and students will have a longer time to tailgate. The FSU game will start at 3:30 p.m. while last Saturday’s game began at noon. However, the earlier start for the UNC game did not slow down drinking of some students. “At 10:30 in the morning I saw students drinking hard liquor,” Hall said. “They were drinking beer and playing drinking games. Many students were grossly intoxicated.” Undercover police have come to patrol previous UM football

games. They were present at the Charleston Southern game and have come to games at the Orange Bowl. ABT could not confirm this prediction. Another reason the amount of citations could grow is the presence of fewer parents at the FSU game than at the UNC game. Kurt Lawhorn, a senior, said he believes more police were present at the UNC game than Charleston Southern. The combined total of 102 written citations in the two home games has made other students more wary of tailgating. Rachel Krasko, a sophomore, has avoided tailgating because of the large amount of citations given. “I went a couple of times to the Orange Bowl last year, but this year it is not worth it,” Krasko said. “I do not want to go early and get caught with a drink in my hand. I cannot get arrested if I want to go to medical school.” Robert Till, a freshman, who went to the game last Saturday, agreed. “If you are underage and drinking at Dolphin Stadium you are always playing the odds,” Till said. Ed S. Fishman may be contacted at efishman@themiamihurricane. com.

Febreze your boy and protect against STDs BY ASHLEYANN GOSSELIN HEALTHY CANE COLUMNIST

The guy I like has a great personality but everytime I see him, he smells absolutely horrible - like a mixture of cigarettes, sweat and old dirty water rags! He’s always on-the-go, and I guess he doesn’t have much time to groom himself. How can I constructively tell him he stinks, and what health advice can I offer him to help clean up his act?

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Ew. Okay, first, if you are interested in a guy who is so busy that he can’t care for himself, what makes you think that he will have time for you? He works, he goes to school - he cant take a shower? Woman, try liking a guy who likes himself! But if you can’t get your heart to let the smelly boy go, you might want to make a cute little care package with nicely scented things included, such as Febreze, colognes like AXE and maybe some gum and breath mints. Make it cute, like you were just thinking about him, NOT that you were thinking he stinks like a old sock! If you have a major problem with his breath, always offer him gum before you guys make out and make sure to chew some too so he doesn’t get insulted. Also if you guys are gonna get sweaty you might as well do it in the shower... there is nothing hotter than soaping each other up and getting all clean.

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I am so afraid of STDs and HIV and I realized that I could be sleeping with someone who might have a disease. I’m scared that anyone I hook up with might infect me with something, yet I would have no idea. What can I do to avoid getting infected?

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Well, for starters, you can stop having sex! Okay, I didn’t really think that was going to work; after all, we are college students. I am a huge supporter of condom usage. If you are going to do anything sexual, I suggest using a condom. This includes sexual contact that may not result in pregnancy, i.e. oral or anal sex. Remember, you are protecting yourself, so if the guy protests about the condoms ditch him and find a new man. If he doesn’t want you to use a condom then he’s probably had other partners not use condoms, which makes him at higher risk of diseases. Also, I would stay away from high-risk behaviors such as anal sex, rough sex and unprotected sex when you are with someone whose sexual history may be less than pristine. And yes, that really nice guy you met in The Grove who you think is great and clean is included in the above statement. I also suggest getting tested frequently, especially if you are consistently having sex. I suggest getting tested at least every six months and maybe more if you are partaking in high-risk sexual activity. I also completely support and suggest looking into Gardasil, the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) that protects against HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18. It additionally protects against the two types of HPV that cause 70 percent of cervical cancer cases and two other HPV strains that protect against 90 percent of genital warts cases. Here’s the bottom line: you can never be 100 percent sure of your partner’s health and sexual past, but if you take precautions you can decrease the potential risks and still have fun.

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Nixon speaks against Florida’s Amendment 2 referendum

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CAMPAIGNING: Cynthia Nixon spoke at the Storer Auditorium Sunday in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Nixon discussed women’s and GLBT issues. NIXON, FROM PAGE 3 Lindsey Cartee, secretary of UM Young Democrats. Student members of different organizations on campus were also notified of the event through e-mails from their respective officers. Caitlin Liston, a junior, said that she found out about the event through an e-mail sent Thursday by the UM Young Democrats. During her speech, which lasted approximately 15 minutes, Nixon contrasted both candidates’ views on issues that affect women nationally, including sex education in schools, abortion and equal pay for equal work. “When I was a kid I used to love Westerns,” Nixon said. “There was a good guy and a bad guy and the good guy would win and ride

off into the sunset. As I grew up, I realized that life is more complicated than that. But in this election, it really is that simple; there is one good guy and one bad guy.” Nixon, who has been in a same-sex relationship, also addressed the issue of same-sex marriage and the importance she sees in defeating Amendment 2, which would define marriage as the union between a man and a woman in the Florida constitution. She encouraged the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to make their voices heard not only by voting against the amendment but by going out to vote on Election Day. She also contrasted both candidates’ position on the issue of same-sex marriage, noting that Obama supports civil unions with

South Miami Beat Commuters in South Miami may experience delays getting to and from school due to construction at two major intersections. A section of Sunset Drive, right before US-1, has been partially closed off due to the addition of palm trees and a clock tower in front of City Hall. There has also been road work on Ludlam Road and Miller Drive, cutting off two of the four lanes.

TOWN Kitchen and Bar, located at 7301 S.W. 57th Court, is now serving breakfast on weekends. TOWN customers can enjoy amenities such as the “TOWN Benedict Bar” which offers a variety of egg dishes, the Bloody Mary bar with unlimited mimosas for $15, and accommodations for pets. Also, guests who come on bikes during breakfast can use the available bike rack and receive 10 percent off the cost of their meal.

all the rights of marriage while Republican Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain would want to have an amendment passed in the national Constitution similar to the one being discussed in Florida, Nixon claimed. In her Q and A session with the students, Nixon also spoke about the running mates in both tickets. Responding to a question about Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin, she said that McCain chose her not only because she’s a woman and would draw support from that group, but also because she is deeply religious. Of Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden, she quoted him as saying that his proudest achievement was the authorship and passage of

the Violence Against Women Act. “I would rather have a man who is pro-woman and who is fighting for our rights, than a woman that is actually doing her best to take them all away,” Nixon said. Of not choosing Senator Hillary Clinton as his running mate, Nixon admitted that she had no knowledge of what led Obama to make that decision. She took the opportunity then to address Clinton’s supporters whose vote is undecided. “If Hillary is your girl,” said Nixon. “Think about what she would want you to do. Hillary would want you to vote for Barack Obama.” Nixon also said that while she was an “Obama girl” from the beginning, her character in “Sex and the City,” lawyer Miranda Hobbes, is a Hillary supporter. Other topics addressed during her conversation with the students were healthcare, cancer and stem cell research, the environment and the war in Iraq. “[Obama] is for stem cell research, which is the foundation for finding a cure,” said senior Nick Ciletti who, like Nixon, is a cancer survivor. “It’s so disheartening to me that there’s someone in office right now that isn’t working for something that I believe in.” On the topic of student voters, Nixon encouraged participation on Nov. 4. She cited the fact that Obama has two small daughters as the cornerstone of the candidate’s concern for funding education and making college an affordable option to low income students. Lilliam Albizu-Campos may be contacted at lalbizu@ themiamihurricane.com.

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Students using the MiamiDade Public Library System should know that, as of Wednesday, the policy for library card renewal and handling of delinquent accounts has changed. With the new policy, if a library user owes more than $30 for 30 days without responding to written notices, the account will be referred to a debt collection agency. Also, all fines must be paid in full when renewing a library card to be able to continue checking out books.

Golfers can participate in Deli Lane and Sunset Tavern’s annual golf outing this Friday. The tournament will take place at the International Links Miami-Melreese Golf Course and will benefit the YES Institute, a suicide awareness organization, and will sponsor a “Rally for the Cure” Closest to the Pin Contest. Afterwards, guests are invited to Sunset Tavern for lunch. For $105, one person can participate in the competition, receive a snack box, and eat lunch. October 2 - 5, 2008

RSMAS Beats RSMAS students start fresh with snorkeling trip University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) freshmen and transfer students dove into the new school year with a snorkeling trip held in conjunction with MSC111, an introductory course to marine science. As a way to introduce students to local tropical marine environments, the trips are held each year at the beginning of the semester. Three trips were scheduled the first weekend of September, with each accommodating about 40 students, three student peer counselors and three faculty members. Buses drove the groups to Biscayne National Park where they then boarded boats that sailed out to Biscayne National Underwater Park.

Professor showcases global warming presentation On Oct. 24, as part of the University of Miami’s political series “A Dialogue for Democracy”, the Rosenstiel School presented Brian Soden, an associate professor of meteorology and physical oceanography, to speak about global warming in South Florida in relation to the upcoming election and human activities. By 7 p.m., the Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center was packed with an audience of 100 guests, including students, faculty and environmental enthusiasts. With the help of graphs, maps, scales and a few eye-catching photos, Soden held the audience’s attention until the last slide. – Analisa Harangozo

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“As Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign proved, ‘it’s the economy, stupid.’”

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GET OUT AND Avoid ‘culture wars,’ not economy VOTE ALREADY In recent election years, candidates have unsuccessfully put a tremendous amount of effort into getting the youth to vote. Whether because of apathy or ignorance, each election rolls around and both parties are disappointed with the number of eligible voters, age 18-34, that do not vote. Now more than ever, this demographic is being targeted not only to vote, but to genuinely understand the issues. This is a big election with big issues. This must be understood. As college students, we should feel obligated to become informed. Only we, as individuals, are responsible for that. Unlike the last several elections, this is not a situation where we must pick the lesser of two evils. In the coming years we will deal with two ongoing wars, the largest economic crisis of our time and a host of other issues. Our choice can change the direction of our country, and of our world. The university has made it maddeningly easy to vote, as have Get Out the Vote programs. Take advantage of this. Living in Florida for this election is of utmost importance as well. As a swing state, the fourth most important in the country, the Sunshine State will be a heavy factor in deciding the path of our nation. If you live in the northeast or the west coast, your state is probably blue. If you’re from the south, you’re probably red all over. Florida is a toss-up, so voting here rather than absentee in New York, for example, could have more impact on the outcome. If you’re planning on voting absentee, reconsider your registration, knowing that your single vote can be more powerful here. When Nov. 4 rolls around, don’t just say whatever. We very well may be the deciding factor in the upcoming presidential election.

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Originally, I had planned to write a rather incendiary article called “The Bridge to Nowhere,” criticizing Sarah Palin’s fib about telling Congress “thanks, but no thanks on that bridge to nowhere” and McCain’s recent misleading ads, but then I had an idea. This is exactly what they want us to do. The McCain campaign has ingeniously revived the “Culture Wars,” a war they know they can win. The Republican Party has used the “Culture Wars” to help them win elections from Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush. They have skillfully manipulated the Obama campaign and the media to stop focusing on important issues like the economy, and instead focus on childish disputes like the “lipstick on a pig” controversy. This tactic has worked incredibly well for the McCain campaign. McCain has seen a large spike in the polls and, according to realclearpolitics.com, has decreased Obama’s favorability ratings. Even better yet, the McCain campaign has thrown Barack Obama off-balance. Instead of tackling today’s pressing economic issues, the Obama campaign has been forced to spend its time trying to deflect McCain’s attacks. Sen. Obama has a large advantage over

McCain in the economic debate, due to the fact that he is simply not a Republican. Whether correctly or incorrectly, the loosening of regulations that has characterized Republican economics for decades has been blamed for many of our current economic woes. John McCain also suffers from the fact that he has made numerous gaffes in regards to the economy, from the “I don’t know much about economics” gaffe to the “America’s economy is fundamentally sound” gaffe. Also, who could forget his ex-chief economist’s gaffe that we are a “nation of whiners?” As Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign proved, “it’s the economy, stupid.” This should provide a lesson to the Obama campaign. The Obama campaign needs to stop worrying about things like the “lipstick on a pig” controversy. Voters are smart enough to see through the spin that is placed on these “controversies.” The Obama campaign needs to focus on making a case as to why their economic policy is the best for America. They must focus on explaining how they will do more for the middle class. It’s time for Sen. Obama to take a page out of the Clinton campaign and remind Republicans that “it’s the economy, stupid.” Thomas Prieto is a sophomore majoring in political science. He may be contacted at tprieto@ themiamihurricane.com.

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SHERIF ZAKI Senior “Everyone on campus seems to have the sniffles. They need to improve the healthcare.”

JULIET BAHOU Senior “If you have a pass, you should be able to park wherever you want.”

letter to the editor To Mr. Hoi Jensen Wonderful. Yet another article using “women’s rights” and “abortion” as near synonyms. Before you accuse me of bias, I am not a Republican. I have doubts about Sarah Palin’s qualifications for the White House, especially when it comes to foreign policy. I may be voting third party. That being said, Morten Hoi Jensen’s article (“Why would a woman vote for Sarah Palin?,” Sept. 28) promotes a counter-productive philosophy. The attitude he espouses has alienated pro-life feminists whose convictions are based not on “religious fanaticism,” but on scientific evi-

dence that a fetus is not a mere extension of the mother’s body. It has misunderstood the needs of women impregnated by rape, 75-85% of whom give birth. Studies suggest that they do so in part because they see abortion as another act of violence against their bodies. Worst of all, abortion has eclipsed issues that all women could rally behind, such as equal pay and the prevention of sexual assault. The feminist movement is in serious need of reform. Mr. Jensen’s editorial didn’t help. Kelsey Hazzard Junior

DANIELLE ALVAREZ Senior “Some girls need to tone down their 9 a.m. classroom attire.”

SHANE DUNHAM Senior “Girls around here need to lower their standards.”

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Glam, glitter and Germany Cabaret aims to educate BY NICK MASLOW OF THE STAFF

There’s only one classroom on campus where students are trained to be seductive showgirls and flamboyant fellows: the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. But the Ring’s production of Cabaret has a lot more depth to it than the cleavage of a bustier. “This is a very important story and it honors people who died in the Holocaust,” says Vince Cardinal, the show’s director and producer. “I want to make sure that we’re telling the story with honor and that people are getting the whole story and not just some snappy musical numbers.” Set in 1930s Germany, Cabaret revolves around the Kit Kat Klub, where the decadent nature of the period is juxtaposed with the looming economic and political crisis. It also foreshadows the subsequent persecution of Jews, homosexuals and other “impure” groups. Just hours before the show opened Wednesday night, Cardinal, chair of the Department of Theatre Arts, is sitting in his office, reminiscing on the genesis of the production. Originally, the theatre department planned to produce Annie Get Your Gun, a musical representing the Americana ideal, to coincide with the presidential election. But it soon became clear that the show’s music and dance style wouldn’t provide the challenge that theatre students needed. “We do shows because we’re educating students,” Cardinal said. “We always pick according to that mission as opposed to what our audience would like or what would sell students. The question is always, ‘What’s going to be best for these students at this point in their education?’” Choreography and musical challenges aside, Cardinal says he became even more convinced that Cabaret was the ideal show to produce this election year once he noticed parallels between the political climate of Germany in the 1930s and recent developments in the United States, particularly the uncertainty surrounding the economy. “Look at the situation in Berlin in 1930. There was ethnic strife, the economy was going down the tubes, the people had lost faith in government and there were a number of different factions,” he said. “And then people were trying to making a living while all of this is going on around them. It’s certainly timely.” Becca Kote, who plays leading lady Sally Bowles, says her job is “finding the tragedy in what was happening historically and the joy of trying to make people happy in a time of terror.” But anyone who has seen Liza Minelli’s famed performance in the 1972 film adaptation knows that playing Bowles is not only mentally demanding, but also physically challenging. “This is the most singing I’ve done in a show before,” Kote says. “I’ve had to take care of myself really well. I’ve been kind of a nun lately. I have to go home after rehearsal and just not talk and do my work. It takes a lot of discipline to do a show like this.”

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ON THE SET: The Jerry Herman Ring Theater featured the opening of Caberat on Tuesday night. Kelsey Dardeau, a junior portraying a nightclub dancer, and Kevin St. Clair, the makeup artist, help fasten Shanna Ossi’s costume backstage during dress rehearsal on Monday night.

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Cast sacrifices time to act in ‘important’ musical CABARET FROM PAGE 9 Like many actors in the show, Jed Alevizos, who plays the Master of Ceremonies, had to develop a German accent. But the actor says the biggest contrast between himself and the character is his over-the-top behavior and racy outfits. “The flamboyant thing is very much not me, but it’s interesting to go into someone else’s mindset that’s completely different than yours.” Molly Robinson, a junior, plays the role of Fraulein Schneider. Every night in rehearsals, Robinson has had to put herself in the mindset of an elderly woman who worries about the repercussions of marrying the love of her life, a Jewish man. “When we do the finale, a lot of people come off stage with tears and a little worked up,” she says. “You have to learn where it ends and you have to train yourself to let it go or else you’ll really mess yourself up. You have to

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know, as an actor, that that was on stage. There’s gotta be a difference between your home life and your stage life.” Cabaret closes on Saturday, Oct. 11. Tickets can be purchased at the Ring Theatre Box Office from 12 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. On Tuesday, October 7, UM students may attend the show for free. For more information call 305-284-3355 or visit www.as.miami.edu/theatrearts/ ring/.

Weeknights & matinees: Regular admission: $18 Seniors, UM faculty/staff/ alumni: $16 Students: $8 Friday & Saturday nights: Regular admission: $22 Seniors, UM faculty/staff/ alumni: $18 Students: $10 Nick Maslow may be contacted at nmaslow@themiamihurricane.com.

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Jay-Z collabos with campaign BY DAN BUYANOVSKY EDGE EDITOR

In a previous issue of The Miami Hurricane, we asked students if famous actors or musicians influenced their political ideology. Though most students admitted they could care less about their favorite star’s presidential favorite, one student said, “If Jay-Z votes for Obama, I’ll vote for Obama.” Well, Obama can rest assured he has at least one more vote from that particular UM student. This Sunday, the Obama Campaign will sponsor a free, yes free, Jay-Z concert at Bayfront Park for political supporters and hip-hop heads alike. Bayfront Park, known for its lax atmosphere and beautiful backdrop of the Miami skyline, has recently played host venue to shows like Rock the Bells, Warped Tour and will also be home to the 2009 Langerado Festival. The show, entitled “Last Chance for Change: Voter Registration Rally with Jay-Z,” is absolutely free and open to anyone over

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18. Tickets will be distributed starting tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Obama Campaign Headquarters in Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Hialeah, Hollywood, Homestead, Margate and Miami Gardens. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8:30. Whether you’re an Obama supporter or not, a free Jay-Z night show beside the gorgeous Miami skyline is some-

thing you simply cannot miss. Check out the Obama Campaign’s site page at http:// my.barackobama.com/page/s/ JayZ for more information on tickets. Dan Buyanovsky may be contacted at dbuyanovsky@ themiamihurricane.com.


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“It’s going to be a hard hitting, fast game...It’s going to be crazy fans. I’m going to be ready to play football.” – ROBERT MARVE, Quarterback, on FSU game

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Game-Time Matchup MIAMI vs. Florida

Shannon: ‘It will be brutal.’

FILE PHOTO // Steve Root

AIRBORNE: Sophomore Leonard Hankerson catches a touchdown pass against Charleston Southern this season.

BY LELAN LEDOUX SENIOR SPORTS WRITER

This rivalry is more than words; it’s about pride and gaining national respect. Everything will be left on the field at Dolphin Stadium. There will be no love lost when the Miami Hurricanes host archenemy Florida State on Saturday, as one of the fiercest rivalries in college football takes the field. The Canes will enter the contest at 2-2 overall, while the Semi-

– RANDY SHANNON, Football head coach, on FSU game

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“It’s a state rivalry...It’s going to be a great atmosphere, a great time.”

noles come in at 3-1. Both teams, though, are 0-1 in the ACC, and they will be looking to capture their first ACC win of the season against a hated foe. Dating back to 1983, Miami and Florida State have combined for more national titles than any other rivalry in the country. “It’s a state rivalry,” head coach Randy Shannon said. “Coming into this game we have to be focused. It’s going to be a great atmosphere, a great time. It will be brutal.” Last season the Hurricanes traveled to Tallahassee, Fla. and defeated the Seminoles 37-29. “It was a big win, a huge win for the program and the school,”

Shannon said. “It was at Florida State, and we had a lot of fans there from Miami.” The last time Miami and Florida State met at Dolphin Stadium, the 2003 Orange Bowl, the Hurricanes defeated the Seminoles 1614. But the Hurricanes understand they still have a tough task ahead of them this weekend. The Hurricanes are coming off a heartbreaker against North Carolina in their ACC opener, falling 28-24. The players haven’t forgotten how tough the loss against the Tar Heels was and will look to direct their attention to their nemesis. “It’s Florida State versus Miami,” Marve said. “It’s going to be a hard-hitting, fast game. People talk about the ‘it’ factor. This has the ‘it’ factor. It’s going to be crazy fans. I’m going to be ready to play football.” Said quarterback Jacory Harris, “This is always going to be a marquee game. We have to go out there and make something happen.” Last week Florida State bounced back from a loss against Wake Forest and defeated Colorado, 39-21. Antone Smith rushed for 154 yards and scored three times. However, it will be tough to rack up that kind of rushing yardage against the Hurricanes. Miami ranks seventh nationally in rush defense. On the other hand, Florida State is always stingy on the defense side ranking third nationally in total defense. It doesn’t take much for the Hurricanes to get hyped to play their rival, but they know they must respect them. “They’re a good team and our rival,” freshman cornerback Brandon Harris said. “It’s going to be a great game.” Lelan LeDoux may be contacted at lledoux@themiamihurricane.com.

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QUARTERBACKS:

Robert Marve has looked great so far for Miami. Jacory Harris has played steadily, and he would perform better if given more weapons to work with. For Florida State, both Christian Ponder and D’Vontrey Richardson have struggled. They have thrown six interceptions, which is concerning their opponents

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RUNNING BACKS:

The Seminoles are led by Antone Smith, who is finally starting to realize his vast potential. He had a huge game against Colorado last week, going for three touchdowns. For the Canes, Cooper had another big game, going over 100 yards. Both teams lack that difference-making second back.

EDGE: EVEN

WIDE RECEIVERS:

The Noles feature tall targets Greg Carr and Cory Surrency, both of whom will present matchup problems. The electric Preston Parker will be a problem out of the slot. For the Canes, Kayne y Farquaharson is becoming a go-to receiver for Marve. Dedrick Epps looked great last week.

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OFFENSIVE LINE:

Both running games have looked good, while Miami’s passing game has been more effective. FSU averages 6.1 yards per carry but has faced weak competition. Miami is more talented, but FSU is getting production.

EDGE: EVEN

DEFENSIVE LINE:

FSU has explosive athletes along their line, led by Everette Brown. Miami has been great against the run, but it must get more pressure on the quarterback to win games. Eric Moncur has notched sacks in consecutive games for the Canes.

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LINEBACKERS:

The battle for “Best Freshman Linebacker in Florida” between Sean Spence of Miami and FSU’s Nigel Bradham gets personal this week. FSU’s Derek Nicholson leads his team in tackles; Miami’s Glenn Cook and Colin McCarthy have been great in pursuit.

EDGE: EVEN

SECONDARY:

Miami got toasted when it mattered last week. The secondary still has not created a turnover. Florida State’s has created only one, but has more talent. Look for UM’s Brandon Harris to make more of an impact as the coaches increase his reps.

EDGE: FLORIDA STATE

SPECIAL TEAMS:

UM’s Travis Benjamin and FSU’s Parker are game breakers. Matt Bosher has been solid for UM. FSU is 5 of 9 on field goals and has struggled for years against UM. This will come down to coverage units.

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Game portends for the future of historic rivalry For the third straight year, Miami and Florida State will meet with no national title implications. In this rivalry, that is a major drought. BY DAN STEIN This is the rivalSENIOR SPORTS WRITER ry that brought you Wide Right I. And Wide Right II. And Wide Right III. And Wide Left I. This is the rivalry that features the five-time champion Hurricanes against the Seminole program that finished 14 straight seasons ranked in the top five of the final AP poll. 15 national championship games have featured one of these teams.

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These two juggernauts played ESPN’s most watched college football game ever in 2006, a year when both programs truly began their slide. This rivalry has featured Ray Lewis and Derrick Brooks. Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin. Vinny Testaverde and Charlie Ward. Michael Barrow knocked out Tamarick Vanover in 1993. Ed Reed led a comeback with a separated shoulder in 2001, four years after being blasted 47-0 by the same Seminoles. This is the rivalry that legends are made of. This year? It has a slightly different tone to it. No one in this game is an All-American. It will not be played in primetime. Miami is coming off a loss to North Carolina. Florida State is coming off a sloppy win against Colorado.

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In this rivalry’s prime, neither would have gotten within three touchdowns. And that is being nice. So what is the point of this article? I assure you this is not supposed to be a history lesson. Everyone can pick up a book and read this stuff. Instead, this article is a bit of propaganda. It is also a bit of a warning. Do not miss this game. Even though the stakes are lower than usual, the game itself promises to be more of the same. These are two young teams on the rise. In two years, the same guys will still be on the field, but the implications will be national in their scope. Last year, two diminished squads played a classic in Tallahassee. Kirby Freeman took the Canes down the entire field in three plays for the win. Kirby Freeman?!

It is true that this game is devoid of superstars. However, that just means that someone will seize the spotlight. Maybe this is the start of the Robert Marve-Christian Ponder rivalry. Maybe this is the last time the Canes go up against the legendary Bobby Bowden. Amongst all these “ifs,” one thing that is for sure is that it is the first time the rivalry will be played since the Canes left the Orange Bowl. The game may be lacking for headlines, but it is not lacking for meaning. I know where I will be on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Watching a rivalry like no other, unfold in all its glory. I suggest you do the same. Dan Stein may be contacted at dstein@ themiamihurricane.com


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VOLLEYBALL COMMENTARY

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Must be seen to be believed Canes in a slump has already won 13 of its first 14 matches! The exciting thing about this team is that this is a squad that knows how to finish at the end of games. The team knows how to execute; they are 5-1 in crucial fourth sets and 1-0 in deciding fifth sets. Eighth-year head coach Nicole Lantagne Welch is pressing all the right buttons and has the team poised for a late season run. Despite this, this Hurricane volleyball beat writer has a couple of humble suggestions to offer up to the coach. It is very key that freshman phenom Lane Carico continues to start. She leads the team with seven double-doubles and is a blossoming before our very eyes. Her hustle and determination are uncanny for a freshman, and she has the most powerful kills on the team. She and Genny Mayhew make a dynamic one-two punch at the outside hitter position. The second piece of advice is to continue to let the serving specialist – Maria Andersson – serve. The Swede has a sweet service swing and has 13 aces despite only starting in three games, which is good for fourth highest on the team. The final bit wisdom I offer is to allow Lici McGee to continue FILE PHOTO // STEVE ROOT to provide a spark off the bench. Her timing in the front court is reTAKING AIM: Katie Gallagher gets ready to serve during a markable, and she leads the team match last season against FSU. The Hurricanes have won 13 of their first 14 matches, nearly equaling last season’s total. in blocks with 1.28 per game despite the fact that she comes off the I do have to say, though, that bench the majority of the time. it is one thing to read about what McGee redshirted last year is going on but it is another thing and definitely was taking notes to actually see it. Go out to the while watching 6’5” Ciara Michel, Knight Sports Complex and see who has the most blocks in UM the energy and passion these girls volleyball history. BY JUSTIN ANTWEIL play with. This is a team filled with With all that said, I leave with SENIOR SPORTS WRITER veterans and two promising young a few thoughts: This team is good. Some good things must al- freshmen. They are very good. Only the fuThis team reminds me a lot of ture will tell how this storybook ways come to an end. Last weekend the University the UM men’s basketball team last start ends up unfolding. But do of Miami volleyball team suffered year. The expectations for the team know this: the sky is the limit for were not that high. Yet the team this team. its first loss of the season. As odd as it is to say, it is a finished in the upper echelon in a good thing, in disguise, that this tough ACC, despite being pegged Justin Antweil may be contacted squad got a loss out of its system to finish last by “experts” and at jantweil@themiamihurricane.com. as they will now be even hungrier “sports pundits.” The Canes volleyball team is to succeed. in similar territory, as they were If you have just been reading my recap articles every week just to slated, before the season, to finsee how the team is doing, thank ish ninth out of 12 teams in the you; at least I have a fan base out ACC. Last year the team won 14 games overall. This year the team there besides my parents.

‘Sky is the limit’ for volleyball team’s season after start

FILE PHOTO // STEVE ROOT

SPEEDING AHEAD: Junior Paulelett Ricks-Chambers sprints toward the ball in a game against FIU earlier this season.

Team hasn’t won in last five games BY CHRISTINA DENICOLA ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR.

Flash back to less than three weeks ago. The University of Miami’s women’s soccer team recorded its seventh-consecutive victory – a program record – and prepared to host its final non-conference opponent, Brigham Young. In a close match, the Canes fell 1-0, which in turn started a downward slide they have yet to escape. Sophomore forward Brittney Steinbruch, who started the season by scoring a goal in each of the first six games, cannot find the back of the net. Over its last five games, or a total of 490 minutes, Miami has scored only once. The team’s record over the period: 0-3-2. Led by freshman goalkeeper Vikki Alonzo, the defense, which recorded six shutouts in seven games and held one of the best goals-against averages, has surrendered seven goals during this span. Of the 12 teams in the ACC, six are ranked in the top 25, including North Carolina, Duke and Virginia in the top 10. But it’s not all a depressing

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matter. At 7-3-2, Miami needs just two wins to tie last year’s total of nine with eight more ACC matches to go, including five on the road, before the conference tournament. Last year’s team played in the NCAA tournament for only the second time in the program’s history when it faced 17th-ranked Florida and fell 3-0. Injuries to key starters such as senior forward Rachael Rigamat and junior midfielder Beverly Goebel have affected the team’s formations on the field. In their 2-0 loss to No. 10 Virginia (8-1-1, 2-0-0) on Sunday, the Canes aligned with only one forward – junior Paulelett RicksChambers, who returned from a redshirt year. It seems that the inexperience that failed to show early on has finally caught up with the eight freshmen and six sophomores. With an important road test beginning Thursday at 14thranked Boston College (7-1-2, 1-0-1), the Hurricanes need to get back on the right track. Even more important might be Sunday’s matchup against Maryland (4-5-1, 0-2-0), a rare subpar team in the soccer-rich ACC. Christina De Nicola may be contacted at cdenicola@ themiamihurricane.com.

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When gaydar malfunctions, take things step by step

, There’s this guy at work that I have been majorly crushing on for two years now. He makes me laugh like no other, his adorable smile cheers me up on even the worst of days, and I’m constantly inspired by his talents. The only problem is that he’s not gay, or at least that’s what his Facebook says. The thing that keeps my hopes up is that he isn’t linked to any girl and he continuously flirts back with me and blushes despite knowing I’m gay. My gaydar can’t tell if he’s genuinely interested or if he’s just being a tease.

How do I go after the man of my dreams (or get him to go after me) without making it incredibly awkward and/or looking like a complete ass and ruining our friendship? Please help! – In the Closet Crush Dear In the Closet Crush, So I think I have some good news to start off with: your crush has to be gay. Or bisexual. Trust me, no straight guy would ever flirt with a guy he knows is gay. Oh, and the blushing. That’s a huge tip-off too. While it is possible that he’s being a tease, it’s just not possible that he’s being a

tease and straight. There may be a few reasons why he claims to be straight, at least on Facebook. For one reason or another, I have found that gay men aren’t always as open about their sexuality as the next guy. Maybe he’s just one of those really private people who like to keep their personal lives and their professional lives as separate as they can. And since you fall into the latter category, you have been excluded from the first. It would probably be healthier for you to take a step back from the situation. You say he’s the man of your dreams, but you

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