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Health Services has diagnosed 196 H1N1 cases Center, organizations look to inform students, keep virus from spreading Adair-Hayes Crane Correspondent
In the first three weeks of school, the Student Health Center diagnosed 196 cases of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as the “swine flu.” The virus is a strain of influenza that affects people mainly under the age of 25. According to the Medical Director of Student Health Services, Dr. Mary Bengtson, the virus can spread by traveling six feet or more through the air or by direct contact. “People need to know the symptoms, how it is spread and what to do if they are well or sick,” Bengtson said. The Student Health Center is taking many steps toward preventing the virus from spreading. One of those steps is posting advertisements throughout campus to make students aware of the symptoms and how to keep from becoming infected. The Health Center said symptoms of H1N1 may include a
fever of more than 100 degrees, cough, sore throat, aches, headache, stuffy nose, vomiting, diarrhea and fatigue. Students are also being more cautious by taking steps toward preventing the spread of H1N1. Allie Heafner, a junior majoring in social work, is staying healthy by washing her hands as much as possible and carrying hand sanitizer. “I’m worried because a few girls in my sorority have had it and we’re together all the time preparing for rush,” Heafner said. “I was worried recruitment would be postponed.” Greek Life organizations are also taking precautions against H1N1. To prepare for recruitment the Panhellenic Council has instructed sororities to clean their houses. There will also be hand sanitizer at each house before and after every round of recruitment. “We are strongly discouraging physical contact such as handshaking, something you would normally see at rush,” John Mountz, director of Greek Life said. The Health Center strongly discourages students from going to class, work, or social events if they show
How to receive a ‘Get-Well Meal Kit’: University Dining will provide a kit to students under self-quarantine due to flu-like symptoms in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus. Students on a meal plan can request a kit free of charge. Students not on a meal plan will be billed $15.
Sprite, saltine crackers, snack crackers, applesauce and oatmeal. Students who want to request a kit should go to www.ncsudining.com and look for the link to the “Get-Well Meal Kit.” They will be instructed to complete a form. Once they have submitted the form, they will receive a response to print and submit to their residence adviser, residence director or area director for signature. A friend or roommate can pick up the kit at the campus C-Store requested on the form.
The kit includes items recommended by N.C. State Health Services to aid recovery, including soup, Powerade,
symptoms of the flu. “Faculty have been advised by the Provost to excuse absences and not expect sick students to attend classes, and sick students have been advised to not attend classes, the dining hall or events where they can expose others, for at least 24 hours after their fever returns to normal,” Jerry Barker, director of Student Health Services said. Bengtson encourages students to
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get the regular influenza vaccine as soon as it is available and to look for updates on an H1N1 vaccine. The H1N1 vaccine will likely be a two-shot series and will be given to priority groups first. “As long as the flu is in the community take the precautions,” Bengtson said.
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The North Carolina legislature recently passed a bill prohibiting license plate frames that obscure the state name or the year/month insurance sticker on the license plate. This bill was introduced after concerns were raised by police officers that had trouble reading important information because of license plate frames. Governor Bev Perdue signed the bill into law Aug. 8. The bill also includes funds for a study by the legislative transportation oversight committee and the revenue laws committee of club and organization license plate frames. The General Assembly wants to limit the amount of license plate frames used in advertising by requiring that an organization having 300 license plates in use to have authorization. Police Captain Jon Barnwell said there are three main problems police officers have with license plate frames. “Frames with plexi-glass covers that reflect light make the license plates hard to read, especially by traffic cameras,” Barnwell said. “Tinted frames create the same problem. The main issue I have, however, is with frames that cover insurance stickers. We need to see the sticker in order to determine the authenticity of the car.” Assistant Director of the Merchandise Division of University Bookstores Bill Blades said the news disappoints him. “We are exploring options, but right now it looks like the license plate frame business in North Carolina is a thing of the past,” said Blades. “This is unfortunate because N.C. State brand license plate frames were a top seller for our bookstores.” The University bookstores are selling their remaining frames at 50% off. A sign is posted by the frames notifying students of the recent legislation. “Nobody will take the frames back now,” Blades said. “But out-of-state students and parents may buy them.” The Alumni Association has also been affected by the legislation. Director of Communications and Marketing for the Alumni Association Jeannie Norris said the license plate frames were given to members based on the length of their membership.
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he Committee for a Better University and the College Republicans work together to create a memorial to remember 9/11. Patrick Lawson, senior in political science, places flags in the ground to represent the American lives lost. “It was very organic the way it all came together, everyone here are volunteers and were enthused about being here at 10 o’clock at night,” Lawson said. A group of students stayed over night to guard the memorial, they will be out all day handing out ribbons, and allowing students to stop by and write letters for the troops.
Bottle ban aimed at increasing recycling Throwing soda bottles in trash will soon be illegal Philip Meilleur Correspondent
It will be against the law to throw away recyclable plastic containers beginning Oct. 1. The ban was passed in 2005 and also includes oil filters and wooden pallets. Other banned items on the original bill include yard waste, aluminum cans, tires, antifreeze and used oil. According to the Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance Act, in North Carolina only 18 percent of recyclable plastic bottles are recycled, but 95 percent of residents have access to plastic bottle recycling programs. DPPEA said the bill is a way to encourage people to recycle materials instead of sending them to a landfill. Actual enforcement of the bill will
be carried out at disposal facilities and containers “that have a neck smaller than the body of the container, and transfer stations. “It is unlikely that enforcement will that accept a screw top, snap cap or take place at individual businesses other closure.” This does not include yogurt containers, or other generating buckets, plastic confacilities,” Diana tainers used to hold Kees, director of the oils or pesticides, or Office of Public Afsimilar items. fairs, said in a press In a press release release. given by the N.C. Tom Rhodes, an Department of Enenvironmental spevironment and Natcialist with the DPural Resources this PEA, said that “it’s August, the DENR the landfill inspecTom Rhodes, an environmental encouraged people tor’s responsibility specialist with DPPEA to help initiate recyto ensure that plastic cling efforts. bottles aren’t going “Recycling is a into the landfills.” Rhodes said that this ban should proven job creator in North Caromake sure the materials don’t go lina,” Dee Freeman, secretary of into landfills. “We want to make sure DENR, said. “If we do our best to recycle the people are not putting bottles in the newly banned materials, we will not landfill,” he said. According to the bill, bottles are only grow businesses in the state, but
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tudents gather at Wood Hall for Diversity Day to enjoy food and games while communicating their concerns on racial stereotypes and generalizations. “I feel like there is a lot of times where racial slurs go unnoticed and events like this are vital in addressing these types of instances,” Victoria Nguyen, a freshman in arts applications, said.
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Leslie Robertson, the world-renowned structural engineer, will be speaking to community members about his experiences and new-age architecture. Robertson, who was the chief structural engineer
of the former World Trade Center, has redefined highrise engineering and will be discussing the relationship between structural engineers and architects. The speech will be held on Sept. 14 at Raleigh Little Theatre. Students can pick up free tickets in the main office of Mann Hall. SOURCE: NCSU.EDU
Black community joins together to fight disease The sociology department will hold a health education-training workshop for African-American students Sept. 19. The workshop will focus on preventing and fighting the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the black community.
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Deep recession seen pushing Americans into poverty The worst recession since the 1930s pushed median incomes down, put more people into poverty and left more Americans without health care in 2008, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. But the data probably underreports the true severity of the economic downturn since many of the job losses and unemployment rate increases occurred after the survey was conducted in spring of 2009.
All African-American men and women, 18 years or older, who attend the event will receive $20. For further information, students should e-mail NCSUhealthproject@gmail.com. SOURCE: SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT
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$10 million bail set for Republic Windows CEO The former chief executive of Republic Windows and Doors, the Chicago company that abruptly shut down last year without paying severance and vacation pay to employees, has been charged as part of a major financial crimes investigation. Richard Gillman, 56, was arrested Wednesday, police said. He’s accused of looting Republic Windows by moving expensive equipment from the Chicago plant so he could set up shop at a business in Iowa, police said. At a hearing at the Criminal Courts Building, Judge Peggy Chiampas set bail at $10 million for Gillman.
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“We have a license plate frame we give to all members and a steel frame for lifetime members,” said Norris. “We still have many out-of-state alumni we can give them to.” Executive Director of the Alumni Association Lennie Barton is still optimistic about the organization’s license plate frames. “Our frames do not cover up the name of the state or the insurance sticker, so I think they may be allowed,” said Barton. “We will have to wait for a ruling to see where we go from here. I hope we will be able to use them because Alumni Association members take pride in the frames.” The bill goes into effect on December 1 of this year. Between Dec. 1, 2009 and Nov. 30 of 2010, offenders will only be given a warning. After this time, the fee will be $100 if a person is driving with an illegal license plate frame.
Class president announces winner of vote will be 2010 bell to be placed in World War I memorial Ty Johnson Editor-in-Chief
The 2010 senior class project will be a campaign to put a bell in the University’s Memorial Bell Tower. Senior Class President Jay Dawkins announced the bell project as the winner of a senior-class-wide vote last night at Buckhead Saloon during the first senior-night out of the semester. Matt Robbins, founder of the Finish The Tower campaign, said he had been hoping a class would become the champion of the project. “This is a part we had hoped and actually planned for,” Robbins said. “Every class from 1893 until 1922 helped to build it and every class from 1941 to 1947 tried to purchase bells. The class of 2010 is pledging to continue what the 1941 class couldn’t complete because of World War II.” Robbins said the night was a special moment in the history of the University. “This moment is the beginning of the galvanization of the student body finishing its icon,” he said. Dawkins said the bell project received more than 600 of the 1,172 votes cast in last Thursday’s vote. Dawkins said the next step is mobilizing students to help out with the project. “We’d love to put a bell in [the Tower],” Dawkins said. “A 2010 bell with all of our names on it.” David Bascombe, a senior in
Members of the Senior Class Council unveil a poster indicating that the senior class gift will be a 2010 bell to complete the Bell Tower. The gift was decided by vote among seniors, and was presented during Senior Night at Buckhead Saloon. mechanical engineering, said the project wasn’t just about the senior class, however. “It’s not just about the senior class,” Bascombe said. “It’s about our Bell Tower.” Dawkins echoed Bascombe’s sentiments. “It’s about every student,” Dawkins said. “Each of us can
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Molly Tilson, a senior in nutrition science, drinks from a disposable plastic bottle while waiting for her bus Thursday. Tilson was unaware that such bottles would be banned from landfills beginning Oct. 1. “It’s going to be difficult with recycling,” she said. Despite such concerns, Tilson, who estimated that she uses a couple bottles a day, approved of the ban.
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They’re taking your money, folks T
The general assembly included a provision in this year’s budget bill that increases UNC System tuition rates. At N.C. State, students will now pay $200 more in tuition each year. The costs to students may also include required healthcare and a student center fee by the end of the year.
Student Government, the University’s legislative liaisons and the general assembly must recognize the burden this tuition increase places on students, especially those who are least able to pay for it. The general assembly must repeal the increase when it reconsiders the budget later this year.
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The game experience needs improvement There is no doubt that last Saturday’s game against USC was going to be especially crowded — after all, almost 4000 N.C. State students were denied tickets. But for someone who won their ticket fair and square through the lottery, and waited in line for a Fairgrounds parking pass, I definitely got the shaft. Forget that I spent an hour in traffic on Blue Ridge Road alone, just trying to get from Western Boulevard to Trinity. When I got to the student lot, well before kickoff, it was closed. When I finally did park, it had taken so long to find a s pace — and it was so far away that we were worried we wouldn’t be able to get to the gate before they started giving up our seats to the student standby line. By some alignment of the planets we were able to make it into the stadium — narrowly escaping a stampede by other late-arriving students demanding their free shirts. Finally in our section (the nosebleed, section 15), we were relieved to have made it in the nick of time. For the entire first quarter people continued to flood into our section. They weren’t finding seats, and everyone was standing in the aisle. The drunken guys behind us couldn’t get down from the stands to the bathroom. The girl in the cowgirl boots was overheating to the brink of fainting, and no one could get down to get her anything to drink. Other people I talked to had similar experiences. More people were stamped for section 7 and 8 than would fit, and students crowded season ticket holders in section 6. The bottom line — students who win their tickets in the lottery should be able to get the full football experience: a space to tailgate, six inches of bleachers to call their own and a safe environment to enjoy a treasured Wolfpack tradition. At some point, the ticketing program needs to consider quality of experience over quantity of students. I, for one, would be fine not getting a ticket to every single game, if I could just enjoy one or two home games per season. Stephanie Whisenant senior, biochemistry
schools. When taken with the prospect of fee increases for the new Talley Student Center and mandatory student health care, many students, including some of Student Government’s leaders, think the total student tab may come to well over $500. These changes are especially unfortunate, as they will have the strongest affect on those least able to pay for them; a side effect of the tuition increase, aside from the direct monetary impact to students, is that it will lessen the University’s ability to provide as much financial aid.
They must fight tooth and nail against the tax altogether. The increase over the next two years, which is expected to
Subsidies step in right direction for farms Socialism is indeed good for farms. However, the agrarian sector is not dying because of an advent in new technology, but instead because US initiated domestic and foreign policies have allowed mega-corporate giants to force small farms out of business and decrease the standard of living for farmers all over the world. NAFTA and CAFTA have destroyed small farms all over the Western hemisphere, they allow corporate giants to grow and export large amounts of food for very cheap prices without any restrictions or policies on how they treat their workers or the environment. The exploitation that takes place on farms in Mexico, Central America and South America is absolutely absurd. You say “these outside farmers could produce food at cheaper prices,” and that is because they are being paid poverty level wages, or worse, by the standards of their home countries — let alone US standards. An increasing number of US farms are also corporate owned, and worker conditions on those farms are worse than they would be on a smaller farm. And, the US has no reason to worry about a famine. The United States has the political, financial and military resources to secure ample food sources for all in its country. The subsidies do help small farms, but the reworking of trade policies to favor people as opposed to corporations would help even more. Sornavidya Sankar junior, biochemistry
Support the arts at N.C. State Now, more than ever, it is important to support the arts that N.C. State has to offer. In our hard economic times, it is not surprising that the arts programs on this campus are the first line of victims when the budget gets passed around. As students, we are the best defense against the demise of artistic expression and evaluation at the University. It’s as easy as attending a free concert on campus, like Jay Clifford at Talley Student Center on Friday night or taking a look through the Gregg Museum of Art and Design. These seemingly small actions have large repercussions for the betterment of the entire student body. In a manner of thinking, it is the duty of each student, in some way or another, to participate in the arts. Failure to do so is to allow arts on this campus to die. So tonight, go stop in and see Jay Clifford, or attend a concert provided by many of the on-campus groups, like the Grains of Time. Not only will it be an experience that you enjoy, but it also protects the hard working artists and administrators who breathe life into NCSU. Matthew Kasperski sophomore, business administration
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Keep your swine party to yourself
top the body shots! Cease the beer pong! It’s time for the H1N1 virus to roll around campus, producing paranoia, pains and Purell purchases. On the bright side, it is refreshing to see that my ha nd sanitizer addiction Zakk White is f ina l ly Staff Columnist paying off. Much printer ink has been spilled about the debate over the hyping of the H1N1 virus. It is not Ebola, but it will inevitably lead to some fatalities, especially in the very young and the old, so you can’t be too careful. Regarding the virus hoopla, there are a couple of bad ideas floating around that need to be addressed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a frequently asked questions page regarding the H1N1 virus. Shockingly, one of the most asked questions has to do with the subject of “swine flu parties.” What is a “swine flu party?” Well, since you asked, it is a social event where people gather with a person who has been infected with swine flu. The partygoers hope that they will contract a mild ver-
sion of the virus to build up immunity to the 2009 strain, so that when it comes around again they can touch as many people and share as many cups as they want. This sounds like the mirror plot of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death” with probably the same ending. The “swine flu party” is typical of the moronic ideas that people cook up without doing any research or thinking li ke “deat h p a ne l s” or tumbleweed farms (they e x i s t, look t h e m u p) . The CDC reports that while many cases of H1N1 have been mild, t here have been a significant number of deaths. Basically, you have no idea how the virus will affect you or those that you spread it to during your daily routine, so do not try to get it. Do you really want to be responsible for someone else’s death? I hate to put it so alarmingly but the stakes can be that high for certain segments of the population. For the portion of the student body who plan to continue their regular routine while they are sick, I have a message for
you: do not come to class. Well, it kills less people than the regular flu, right? Yes, but you should still not come to class if you have the regular flu, which will also appear in the coming months. If you have a fever, go to the doctor and stay home, it’s that simple. The CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone. Do not fe a r fellow nerds! Professors will work with you if you are sick a nd will make sure that you catch up. Ju s t remember, they won’t be so agreeable if you come to class and infect them. In the meantime, while the virus is slowly creeping around campus, we should all wash our hands regularly and avoid contact. Sorry people, but the freehug coupons I gave out for Christmas will be void until further notice.
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“No, I’m in the National Guard and that basically pays for everything. But if I wasn’t, I’m out-of-state and the tuition is already like $30,000 a year.” Amalia Osborne freshman, biomedical engineering
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make the state $35 million a year, presents an unacceptable burden on students who in many cases will now be accuThis is unacceptable and mulating more debt whilst goundoubtedly against the ing out into a weak economy. founding principles of North Student Government did not Carolina as listed in its condo enough this summer when stitution, which sets a goal of the increase was still on the affordable quality education table, but it has a chance to for the state’s residents. Student Government leaders make it up to the University’s students now by belligerently met last night to discuss the attacking these changes — it $200 increase and ways to see that the money comes primar- owes the University that much. The state has to make up its ily back to the University. This budgetary gap from someis an important task for SG where, but that place should officials and the University’s legislative liaisons, but must be not be from students — its future leaders. put into perspective.
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he North Carolina General Assembly and Gov. Bev Perdue must have cringed when they started looking at the state’s yearly budget projections in January. It wasn’t a pretty picture, and serious cuts were going to be necessary across every nook and cranny of the state. Over the summer, as the budget process revved up, our lawmakers realized that they might be facing a budgetary shortfall anywhere between $2 billion and $4 billion. One of the solutions the groups came up with was a tax on the state’s residents in the form of a UNC System tuition increase. The appalling rise amounted to 8 percent or $200 per student, whichever was lower, at all the system’s 16
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Campus food site delivers with good taste Users say Web site provides alternatives but could use improvement Laura Wilkinson Staff Writer
The campus dining halls keep students fed until about 8:30 p.m., but after-hours students, like Kevin Barnes, look to offcampus options. Campusfood.com provides students with a way to order food online from off-campus restaurant locations, such as Domino’s Pizza and Wing Zone. Barnes, a freshman in electrical engineering, said he found out about the site through a friend and finds it useful for when he does not want to call or leave his room to get food. The site lists 24 restaurants that are close to campus and important information for each such as store hours, full menus and even delivery wait times. A user can also access coupons and special deals, search for a place by the type of cuisine they serve and see a map of the restaurant location. Carolyne Evans, a freshman in biology, said she was not aware of the site but said she would use it for when she is hungry at night. “It’s cool,” she said. Michael Agosta, a freshman in management, said he was also unaware of the site, but after looking at the list of restaurants he disagreed with Evans. “It’s missing a lot of good restaurants,” Agosta said. For those who don’t see their favorite places listed, the site provides a “Recommend It” feature, where people can request the addition of a place not listed.
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Jacques Paquette, manager of the Domino’s Pizza on Western Boulevard — which is listed on the site — said the Web site was beneficial for his business. “It’s helped diversify our marketing strategy because it helps us reach more people,” he said. Stephen Lane, the manager of Wing Zone on Hillsborough Street, also uses the site but said he has mixed feelings
about it. “It’s good, I’m not unhappy with it,” Lane said. “But it could be better.” He said his main problem was the system has the online orders coming through the business’ fax machine, where many other documents come in every day. So as long as someone is paying attention to the fax machine, orders are processed and delivered quickly and with ease, Lane said. However, Paquette and Lane said there have been minor problems with orders being rerouted to a different restaurant location and with updated menu information not being shown on the site. But despite these complaints, both Paquette and Lane have good things to say about the site. “From what I hear, it’s pretty userfriendly,” Paquette said. Lane said part of the reason it is userfriendly is due to the amount of options given to users. “It’s set up well,” he said.
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As a part of a disaster preparedness training this summer, the suspicious vehicle in Carter Finley Lot is blown up as one of the final steps in handling the reported car bomb and restoring safety to the scene. University officials participate in disaster preparedness trainings every year to practice emergency plans.
When disaster strikes, be prepared university uses national disaster preparedness month to create awareness of emergency plans
Laura Wilkinson Staff Writer by Nick Toptine
A sprinkler in a friend’s dorm and goes off. A new f lu breaks out on campus. A fellow student talks about a bomb threat call made to a building on campus. These are the types of situations the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Department wants to make sure students know how to react to. And officials are taking the opportunity to do this through an awareness campaign in National Preparedness Month, which takes place in September. “It’s a month for businesses and agencies to make sure they have emergency plans, continuity plans …anything to respond to a crisis or disaster,” Katina Blue, director of the department, said. It is important for students to be informed about safety procedures regarding what to do in an emergency, according to Blue. However, some students like Komal Mathur said they don’t know what to do in an emergency, but they understand the basics. “I know where the stairs are. I know I’m not supposed to use the elevator,” Mathur, a freshman in biology, said. “I know the emergency numbers were mentioned during Orientation and the dorm meeting.” Katie Simanovich, a freshman in religious studies, said she just planned to follow what everyone else is doing in an emergency but that she doesn’t have a set plan. “It’s probably important, but I don’t worry about it,” she said. However, Blue said it is important for students to have an organized, planned way to respond to a crisis
“I could respond to one. The WolfAlert is a pretty useful tool. I’d make myself useful to help out others.” Samuel Warnock junior, biological engineering
situation. “It’s important for students to be aware of how the campus is prepared, how we respond and cover a crisis,” she said. Blue also said there are procedures, which a special crisis communication team follows in the event of a campus emergency. The members of the team go into an operation center where they make decisions about how to respond to the situation and, among other things, the best way to inform students without causing panic. Some simple ways students can prepare themselves against threats are by learning the siren system on campus, never sharing their student IDs and by putting together emergency kits, Blue said. The National Disaster Preparedness Month Web site states that items such as bottled water, bandages, a set of clothes, blankets, flashlights, batteries and garbage bags are essential
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Do you feel like you’re prepared to respond to a disaster or an emergency on campus? How so?
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“I’d probably just call the police department.”
“The emergency towers, I guess I could go to those.”
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For more information • • •
On National Preparedness Month, visit: http://www.ncsu.edu/ehs/BCP/ preparedness/ and http://www.ready.gov/america/npm09/ On preparing an emergency kit, visit: http://www.ready.gov/america/npm09/ getakit.html On the budget for the Crisis Communication Plan, contact the Office of Public Affairs.
to an emergency kit. Blue said she feels it is vital for students to have a first aid kit and a list of important phone numbers handy. In the event of an emergency, students can go to the school Web site, a resident adviser and Campus Police for information and instructions, she said. Mathur said she planned to find someone in charge during an emergency. “I’d find an authority figure or a security guard, someone who knows what to do in that situation — an RA,” she said. “If I can’t find anybody, I’ll just go to a big group of people.”
In a prolonged emergency situation, Mathur said she expects the University to provide students with food and basic necessities that they need to survive. Both University Housing and University Dining have plans in place that include interim housing for displaced students and catering backups for meals. The University has arrangements for disaster and emergency situations, but it is also the responsibility of the students to help keep the system safe and in order in crises, Blue said.
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like a starter. Our offensive line coach [Don] Horton won’t allow anything else.” Mattes said he owes the continued from page 8 majority of his success to his “You just know if a guy re- father, but also said he has ally wants to be out there, if learned a lot lining up next to he’s satisfied with where he’s McCuller at every snap. “My dad and I have been at,” McCuller said. “You got the impression early practicing all my life for this. that R.J. was not satisfied with He’s taught me everything I sitting on the bench. He wants know,” Mattes said. “Jeraill has been a big help to contribute, and it’s paying for me. Being a captain and dividends now. “ According to McCuller, all, he has taken me under his Mattes’ unrelenting efforts in wing and made sure I get all the kinks out.” the off-season As the only earned him underclasshis starting man starting position. on a veteran “He just offensive line came out evwhere t he ery day and next youngworked hard. est player is He earned his junior tackle spot, simple Vermiglio, as that,” Mcmedia attenCuller said. tion will cer“Coach tainly come O’Brien a lMattes’ way ways says this Right tackle Jeraill McCuller as the season is a perforprogresses, mance-based and compariorganization, and up until the first game R.J. sons to his father will inevitably was performing well at right accompany any media attention he receives. guard, so he got the job.” Based on what he has seen so In doing so, Mattes gave Horton reason to start a redshirt far, O’Brien said the only real freshman offensive lineman difference between Mattes and in a season opener for the first his father is that Ron Mattes time since he started Gosder played defensive line while in Cherilus, an eventual first college. “His dad played defense for round draft pick, in Boston College’s 2004 season opener. us at Virginia and didn’t play McCuller said even though offense until he went to the Horton rarely starts young NFL,” O’Brien said. “R.J. has been an offensive players on the offensive line, the decision did not surprise player pretty much his whole him considering the way career, and that’s the biggest difference there. His dad was Mattes plays the game. “He fits in perfectly. He a big tough physical guy and comes to work every day,” certainly I think R.J. fits into McCuller said. “He doesn’t act that category.” like an underclassman – he acts
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Redshirt sophomore midfielder Kris Byrd fights for the ball against Winthrop University Tuesday Sept. 1, 2009. Byrd scored a goal and assisted on another. State won the game, 3-1.
Pack looks to renew rivalry Men’s soccer Preps for road battle against Tar Heels Jeniece Jamison
[with the mindset that] every game is important as any other game,” said Manzano. The team also recognizes the fact that it plays in the one of the most competitive conferences in the nation, as six of the nine competing schools in the ACC are ranked in the national top-25. “It’s a good thing that we will play [UNC] because we are measuring quality against the best. Any team in the ACC will be as tough as UNC. We’re in the best conference in the entire nation,” said Manzano.
it’s [going to] be very difficult.” The team recognizes every game from here on out will be critical to its success as it continues to reach toward its goals. Head coach George Tarantini said the Pack is seeking revenge for last year’s close loss to Carolina. “The 3-0 record goes out the window because we have to play Carolina next. We lost 2-1 in overtime to them last year,” Tarantini said. “We need to be better.” Manzano said he and his teammates recognize that the top-20 ranking means little unless they keep winning and continue their success into the postseason. “We have decided to face the season
The men’s soccer team has a tough task ahead as it prepares to take on No. 2-ranked rival UNC Tar Heels Saturday at 7 p.m.. The Heels have gone 2-0-1 so far this season. N.C. State is currently ranked No. 18 in the nation and its record is 3-0. According to senior defender Romulo Manzano, this matchup against UNC will be a critical measuring stick as to how the squad will fare against ACC opponents. “Because of the heated rivalry, and also because it’s our first ACC game, everyone’s focused on it,” Manzano said. “Of course
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Toney’s Take: Week 2
That didn’t go as planned Toney Baker Pack halfback
Location: Murray, KY Total Enrollment: 10,022 Established: 1922 Conference: Ohio Valley (OVC) Stadium: Roy Stewart Stadium
ast Thursday, I stepped onto Carter-Finley for my first game in almost two years. Being there, hearing all the fans – that was incredible. They brought so much energy to the game. The student section was chanting my name, which wa s pre t t y cool. Being in t hat atToney Baker mosphere … Pack Halfback I was away from it for two years, so it was good to be a part of it again. However, things weren’t so smooth after that. As most of you probably saw, on my first play, I fumbled the ball, which led to a South Carolina touchdown. That one touchdown was all they needed as our offense fell flat and the Gamecocks won the game, 7-3. That was definitely not how I wanted to start the season, to put it lightly. My coach told me he was really impressed with how I handled the situation. Being out for two years due to injury and coming back to face adversity that quick off the bat, really bouncing back and finishing the game strong was huge for me. I’m glad I didn’t tank it after that first play. Thankfully, after that, things settled down. My pass protection was good and all my reads were good. I feel like overall, besides that play, I did pretty well, especially for that being my first game back. It was a hard fought game, like we thought it would be. We thought we would do a lot better on offense, but you have to give a lot of credit to their defense. They have probably one of the best defenses we’ll see all year. But let’s focus on the positives. We did well in some areas and we know we have to get better in others. Everything we didn’t do well can be corrected. As of Sunday, our focus was on Murray State. What we did this week was focus on the little things and try and get back on track with our offense. We feel like it’s really important that we come out and put up a pretty good performance on offense just to get into a rhythm. We started breaking down some tape Monday and we’re starting to get ready for them. I went to my room after study hall and started looking at them and getting ready for Saturday. I’m pretty disappointed in the ACC after Saturday, with Duke and Virginia both going down. The division has got to pick it up as a whole, and we can do our part by taking out Murray State this weekend. See you at t he ga me. -As told to Kate Shefte
What happened the last time State played
he season record against Murray State is a blank slate as the teams have never faced each other before. The contest against N.C. State marks the first time the Racers will play a team from the ACC. The Pack will play only its second game against an OVC team, having defeated Eastern Kentucky, 54-10, in 2005.
Players to watch for: N.C. State James Washington, halfback: The true freshman impressed Tom O’Brien, who said he did a “heck of a job” during a press conference earlier this week, and the football coaching staff with his play against South Carolina and will be rewarded with more playing time. He will replace the injured Jamelle Eugene. brent kitchen/Technician file photo
Redshirt freshman R.J. Mattes battles South Carolina’s Travian Robertson in State’s season opener Sept. 3. Mattes, who is attempting to follow in the footsteps of his father, former NFL player Ron Mattes, became the youngest offensive lineman to start a season opener for the Pack since Leroy Harris performed the feat in 2003.
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With a father who started in 60 NFL games teaching him, redshirt freshman right guard R.J. Mattes began receiving the best instruction any young football player could ask for when at age 14, he first started playing football. Mattes is the youngest offensive lineman to start a season opener for State since Leroy Harris did so in 2003. The six-foot-six lineman from Concord, N.C. said learning the game from his father, Ron Mattes, who played for coach Tom O’Brien at UVA prior to his NFL career, made for a quick transition from novice to technique-savvy middle school lineman. “I was a little short fat kid back then so I wasn’t that great at it, but once my dad got a hold of me, he started
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Murray State @ N.C. State
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Marcus Harris, wide receiver: The junior took over the second half of Murray State’s first game, a 66-10 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan, taking a kick-off and going almost untouched for an 86-yard touchdown, Murray State’s first kickoff return for a touchdown since 2005. He then ran a 75-yard punt return for another touchdown with less than two minutes remaining in the game. He was later named the OVC Specialist of the Week.
training me well,” Mattes said. his footsteps. “They are good friends “He has been teaching me how to be an O-lineman since I was and [O’Brien] puts linemen in the NFL all the time,” a little kid. “I remember middle school, Mattes said. “He has a good I was kick stepping, and not track record and my dad a lot of kids know how to do said I can’t go wrong with O’Brien, so coming down that in middle school.” By the time his senior year to my decision, I just chose of high school rolled around, N.C. State.” As t he selfO’Brien proclaimed a nd of‘little short fensive fat kid’ had line coach grown into Follow @Techsports Don Horone of the Follow Technician Sports on Twitter for in-game analysis and ton did premier with every linemen in insight. current the state of PLUS: Tweet your postgame starting North Caro- questions for the players and coaching staff. lineman lina. besides With honors pouring in from the likes junior Jake Vermiglio, they of Scout.com, which ranked redshirted Mattes for his him a four-star recruit and the freshman season. Redshirt senior right tackNo. 11 offensive tackle in the nation, and Rivals.com, who le and team captain Jeraill ranked him the No. 4 player McCuller said he could in N.C., Mattes had recruit- tell Mattes was not content ing offers from a variety of watching from the sideline schools, including Miami, and cited Mattes’ determiClemson, South Carolina and nation in explaining how he won the starting job at right N.C. State. Mattes said his father’s rela- guard. tionship with O’Brien played a huge role in his decision to FOOTBALL continued page 7 come to Raleigh and follow in
Clemson @ 15 Georgia Tech
Like father, like son Sole freshman starter on offensive line R.J. Mattes following in footsteps of his dad, who played at UVA under O’Brien
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Michael Lemon, defensive end: The talented but formerly troubled transfer from Georgia recorded an interception in the third quarter of his first game with the Pack and set up State’s only scoring play - a Josh Czajkowski field goal.
Demi Olubanwo Nubian Message editor
Charlie Jordan, running back: Jordan, a senior, rushed for a game-high 116 yards against Kentucky Wesleyan, including 61 in the third quarter. compiled by Kate Shefte
Injury report N.C. State: TE Mario Carter, OL Denzelle Good, LB Nate Irving, FB Colby Jackson and QB Everett Proctor are out for the season. WR Donald Bowens (knee), LB Ryan Cheek (hip), C Wayne Crawford (foot), HB Jamelle Eugene (knee), CB DeAndre Morgan (ankle), DE Jeff Rieskamp (hip), OL Jake Vermiglio and S Javon Walker (knee) are the newest additions to the injured reserve. Source: N.C. State Athletics
Military Appreciation Day Saturday’s game against Murray State will also serve as Military Appreciation Day. Festivities begin with the Walk of Champions, just outside the Murphy Center, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The N.C. State Marching Band and cheerleaders will welcome a group from the Wounded Warrior Project from Camp Lejeune, who will be arriving at the North Entrance of Carter-Finley Stadium at 5 p.m., and several military-themed exhibits will be on display prior to the game in front of the stadium. The Black Daggers, a U.S. Army Special Operations parachute demonstration team, will deliver the game ball and State’s marching band will perform a patriotic show at half time. Fans are asked to bring donations for the Back Home Box Foundation, a Triangle-based organization that has sent thousands of packages to troops stationed overseas. Source: N.C. State Athletics
Kate Shefte Sports editor
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