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Building temperatures vary when seasons change Older thermostats make keeping building temperatures comfortable difficult Heidi Klumpe Staff Writer
Fall brings unpredictable weather with cold morning and evening and warm afternoons, which presents a challenge for the Facilities Operations division. According to Alan Daeke, the director of Utilities and Engineering Services, as the buildings on campus represent a wide range of ages, they sport a wide variety of temperature control technologies. “Most buildings on campus have thermostats that automatically control temperature in the space,” he said. “Some older buildings, and buildings that have multiple smaller systems, are not automatic, but are in either heating mode or cooling mode.” These differences in amount of control can pose problems for Facilities Operations — the systems, which are not automatic, cause the most discomfort, particularly because the thermostat cannot react to current conditions. According to Daeke, this becomes a problem, especially during the change of seasons. “The [older systems] can potentially cause uncomfortable conditions when we have cool mornings and then warm afternoons, which are common of fall weather,” Daeke said. Students recognize the difference. Buildings such as Harrelson Hall, built in 1960, are known for their range of unusual temperatures. Allison Nolker, a freshman in biological sciences, has a math class in Harrelson and often finds the room uncomfortable. “My math class is usually hot,” she said. “There’s a huge number of people in that tiny little room.” Emily Darr, a freshman in environmental engineering, had the reverse experience in the same building. “I always feel cold,” she said. “Sometimes I wonder if it’s because I am sitting under a vent or something.” Resetting these older temperature control systems is generally something that occurs once, adding another layer of complexity to operating the more aged thermostats. “Maintenance and Operations staff typically meet with the building liaisons and agree upon a date to switch the air condition system from cooling to heating in the fall,” said Daeke, “and vice versa from heating to cooling in the spring.” Unlike the hard and fast distinctions of the older systems, the newer automatic thermostats are more able to respond to real-time conditions and do not require such difficult or drastic measures to achieve comfort. “The thermostat automatically
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Work on Hillsborough Street limits standing room, does not affect parade Heidi Klumpe Staff Writer
Construction on Hillsborough Street will not affect the annual Homecoming parade this year as the parade route has not been altered because of the renovations. All the work being done will block of the campus’s side of the street, according to Parade Chair Jessica Garland, a junior in business management. “When people that are watching the parade come from N.C. State, [the street] will be blocked and seem as if they’re not allowed,” she said. Garland said the success of the Hillsborough Hike is a good judge of how the parade will fare. “I got reassured by Halloween,”
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The committee considered moving the parade to Cates Avenue but decided to keep Hillsborough Street on the route. “As everybody knows, Hillsborough Street businesses are really hurt right now,” Blackford said. “The businesses are really adamant about keeping the parade on Hillsborough. It brings in business.” According to Blackford, a lot of the businesses are already involved in Homecoming in other ways, including donating food for “Wear Red, Get Fed” and letting students paint their storefronts. Business would not be the only sacrifice of altering the route. “We brought [the parade] back to Hillsborough Street six years ago,” Blackford said. “It’s kind of become a tradition.” Adam Compton, a senior in agricultural business management, said he valued keeping the parade on Hillsborough.
“It’s important to hold the tradition of having it on Hillsborough Street. That was a big day when they brought it back there,” Homecoming Chair Compton also said he has confidence in the support of the committee’s liaison with the city. “Of all the stages of construction, the street will be widest,” he said. “They will clean the street and make it look nice. Also, some of the [campus] side spots are starting to open up.” The width of the street, which impedes traffic, will not affect the parade itself. “There is enough space for floats or cars,” Garland said. “It will be a little difficult for the bands performing because they can’t be as spread out.” Excluding these details, the planners anticipate the essentials of the parade remaining unaffected. “Even with the construction on Hillsborough, the parade will continue to be as good as previous years,” Compton said.
Doc Hendley, alumnus, delivers a speech before a crowd in the Brickyard Thursday. Hendley was honored for being named as one of the top 10 CNN heroes of 2009 for his work through his organization, Wine to Water. “It’s a little overwhelming,” said Hendley of the newfound fame. “It’s important to me for people to know there’s nothing special about me. It shows that anyone can do something great.”
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she said. “Everyone was out there anyway. [Construction] didn’t seem to impact them.” Students can watch the parade from the other side of the street. “Everyone will have to stand on the vendor side,” Garland said. “It’s going to look more crowded. We’re not going to have benches this year because there’s no room for it.” Aside from these changes, preparations remain congruous with previous years, according to Jeramy Blackford, the director of student programs for N.C. State Alumni Association. “We’ve got just as many, if not more, organizations involved this year. There was no one who didn’t want to do the parade because of the construction,” he said. Garland said the parade won’t be any less stunning because of the construction. “The construction on Hillsborough is not a reason to not come,” Garland said. “It’s going to be amazing.”
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The events of the Pack Howl concert have been uncertain since the Homecoming committee announced this year’s Homecoming would not feature a big-name musician. After receiving extra funding from Student Government, the committee announced it would still be inviting a wellknown performer. Tonight’s capstone to the week’s Homecoming festivities will be dominated by the jokes of nationally renowned comedy group CollegeHumor. After an opener by Chapel Hill rock and roll band Roman Candle, the stage will be turned over to CollegeHumor
“A concert would just be more fun performers for the remainder of the and more people would be more aware annual Pack Howl concert. Wendy Cernel, a sophomore in if it was a band. For a comedy act, graphic design, said she doubted the you have someone talking to you and success of the Pack Howl concert in you have to sit and pay attention to get it,” Clark said. “CollegeHumor is light of this change in tradition. still a big name and “Other colleges people who know have big-name perabout them will still formers coming to come, but it won’t t hei r homecombe as popular as a ings — more people music performer. If here probably want they had more mona big-na me perey they would have former too,” she brought in a band.” said. “This probably Adam Compton, happened because chairma n of t he they couldn’t afford Homecoming com[a well-known musiAdam Compton, chairman of mittee, said Collegcian]. It will still be the Homecoming committee eHumor is still a big popular because it is name and will still Homecoming, but it might not get as many people. Music reach a lot of people. “We looked at what the [Collegwould get people pumped up more eHumor] tour did at other campuses than a comedy act.” Elissa Clark, a sophomore in public and decided it was right for the Pack relations, also said she felt a comedy Howl concert,” he said. “Some students don’t like some kinds of music, act would not be as popular.
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but comedy will reach all students.” Katie Basinger, a freshman in nuclear engineering, said she agreed CollegeHumor might actually bring in more people because of humor’s universal appeal and because the event is free. “This probably happened because of a lack of money, but it is a good change in tradition. We’ll have to see how it turns out,” she said. “Everyone likes humor.” Basinger said though many students may be disappointed in the selection, she understood the committee’s decision. “A lot of students are going to be upset,” Basinger said. “It’s kind of upsetting that it’s not a big name, but [the change] is understandable.” Sarah Spitzfaden, a junior in biology, said she was not convinced by the Homecoming committee’s justification. “What if CollegeHumor isn’t the
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In Thursday’s page 6 Q&A, “Local band returns home for Pack Howl,” the recording label was incorrect. Roman Candle’s recording company for its latest album is “Carnival Recording Company.” Technician regrets the error. Send all clarifications and corrections to Editor-inChief Ty Johnson at editor@ technicianonline.com.
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Recent Gifts of Native American Art from the Collection of Drs. Norman and Gilda Greenberg Gregg Museum of Art & Design, noon to 8 p.m.
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resenting football themed cookies, junior in computer science Caitlin Vorst and Katie Turturro, a sophomore in biomedical engineering, offer their homemade Alpha Omega Epsilon cookies to Susan Nutter, a judge for the Homecoming competition. “I’ve never judged before so I’m thrilled to be doing it. I’m on my third cookie and it’s amazing how hard it is to eat all this sugar, I brought water to help clear my palate,” Nutter said. “It’s fun to judge and find out who really made their cookies when I interrogate them.” Proceeds from the competition will go to Doc Hendley’s Wine to Water foundation.
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Special interests, grassroots groups make case on health care Gene Otto left his Olympia, Wash., bakery for a day, flew to the nation’s capital and personally told four of his state’s members of Congress why it’s important that they change the country’s health care system. The bakery owner likes the House of Representatives health plan, which is due for a vote on Saturday. But countering his view
were folks like John Jacobson, an unemployed carpenter who on Thursday drove his family from New Jersey in their Chrysler 300 to the Capitol to tell them how much they feared nationalized health care coverage. They — and a host of special interests and grassroots groups — are bombarding lawmakers in an effort unlike anything Washington has seen in years. source: mctdirect.com
House lawmakers continue to work through details of health care bill As the House prepares for a likely weekend vote on historic health care legislation, lawmakers continued to work Thursday through details of some of the stickiest issues in the bill. Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers, joined by “tea party’’ protesters, gathered on the Capitol steps to oppose the House legislation. source: mctdirect.com
POLICe BlOTTER Nov. 1, 2009 2:13 A.M. | Assist Another Agency Off Campus RPD arrested student for assault and drunk & disruptive. Student was referred to the University. 4:54 A.M. | Special Event Main Campus Drive Units reported to monitor City of Oaks Marathon. 9:10 A.M. | Check Person Main Campus Drive/Varsity Drive Nonstudent was trespassed for taking food items reserved for runners in marathon. 7:15 P.M. | Fight Bragaw Hall Report of fight involving 10 subjects. Investigation revealed no fight occurred, subjects were running in and out of suites yelling.
9:17 P.M. | Investigative Traffic Stop Student Services Lot Officers conducted vehicle stop on vehicle matching description in earlier incident. Investigation revealed no connection with incident. 10:04 P.M. | Concerned Behavior Off Campus Student reported another student had sent e-mail with derogatory language. Appropriate personnel notified. 10:42 P.M. | Drug Violation Avent Ferry Complex Student was referred to the University for off-campus incident in which student was charged for filing a false police report by RPD. Student consented to search of room in which drug paraphernalia was found. Student was also referred for drug violation.
8:57 P.M. | Weapon Violation Dan Allen Drive/Thurman Drive Student reported seeing subject exit a vehicle and point weapon at driver of vehicle. Officers searched the area but did not located subject or vehicle.
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Man follows girl into sorority house Man claiming to give speech on security trespasses into the Tri-Delta House Adair-Hayes Crane Staff Writer
A man followed a member of Delta Delta Delta into the chapter house Oct. 26 claiming to be on the PGA tour. The man, Scott Sanders, told a member of Tri-Delta that he was going around the Greek houses to give speeches and asked if he could come in. Sanders followed the girl into the house and waited downstairs. The member he had originally spoken to told Tri-Delta President Alaina Alevizatos there was a man there who wanted to speak to their chapter. Alevizatos went downstairs to talk to Sanders where he proceeded to tell her that he was on the PGA tour and wanted to talk to the entire chapter about safety and security, but it had to be kept quiet. “I went downstairs and he was in our parlor, he had a red PING hat on and a jacket and was carrying a backpack,” Alevizatos, a senior in nutrition science, said. “He introduced himself and said he was a Greek alumni at the Univeristy.” Alevizatos refused Sanders and told him it was not a good time to talk to the chapter. She asked him to leave. Sanders persisted and refused to leave, saying he would like to speak to them another time in what Alevizatos described as an inappropriate manner. After Sanders left the house
Alevizatos immediately con- Police, Sanders said girls tacted Campus Police because walking down Hillsborshe felt Sanders behaved in an ough Street in short skirts inappropriate manner and was were asking for something. “We have fliers that the unsure of his character. Campus police reacted by tracking University gave us at the down and contacting Sanders. house and all the girls have “We tracked this individual the Campus Police number down spoke to him and he is in their phone,” Alevizatos banned from all N.C. State said. “We’re in very close property,” Capt. Jon Barnwell contact with Campus Police of Campus Police said. “If he and really stressing to our is seen on campus he will be girls the fact that you’re really responsible for who you arrested.” Alevizatos also sent an e-mail bring in the house.” Chapters on Greek Court to all chapter presidents warnhave been ing them to asked to look out for directly a man and contact to be careful Sgt. Frank when walkBrining into the kley with house alone Campus at night, and Police if she contacted they have John Mountz, any addid i rec tor of tional inGreek Life, Capt. Jon Barnwell formation who sent an of Campus Police or see this additional em a n on mail. Christina Boling, a senior in campus. Campus Police has propublic relations and a member of Tri-Delta, had just left the vided the information to house when Sanders entered. neighboring universities to “What scared me the most warn them this individual was that I was leaving the house is out there. Police also reand I was in the parking lot by layed the information to the myself,” Boling said. “We really Greek Life Office and had take it for granted that there are them send the message out people out there. It really raised to all Greek chapters affiliawareness of our surroundings ated with the University. “It’s important that all and how vulnerable we are, esmembers of our commupecially females.” Campus Police issued a tres- nity be aware of their surpass warning to Sanders, who roundings,” Barnwell said. also has a background of DUIs, “And if at any time there is from all University property. suspicious or inappropriate In an interview with Campus activity contact us.”
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Samuel Reynolds, a senior in business administration, fights to make a basket on the interactive playground in Talley Student Center Ballroom during the All Night Bash. Students played games like cornhole and basketball, ate funnel cakes and turkey legs, and collected balloon animals and tickets. “The weather could be a little warmer, but it’s good over all,” Reynolds said about the festivities.
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switches the system between heating and cooling to meet the thermostat set point,” Daeke said. “Some of the systems have older pneumatic thermostats, and some have newer digital thermostats.” The digital systems also boast a second advantage over their counterparts. “Digital thermostats allow Facilities to schedule ‘unoccupied’ times, when the air conditioning system will operate at reduced capacity to save energy,” he said. “This is typically done at night, over weekends and over long breaks on cam-
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pus, just like you do with you home thermostat when you are not there.” As construction continues across campus, the Facilities Operations is looking to update older systems and simplify the issues of orchestrating comfortable temperatures in the buildings while increasing the efficiency of heating and cooling buildings. “As buildings are renovated, they are brought up to current codes with the most efficient systems possible,” Daeke said. “[Non-automatic] systems are typically replaced with automatic air conditioning systems.”
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kind of humor people like? It’s the same problem as you would have with musicians,” she said. “You go from big names and you expect another big name but you feel gypped because you get local bands and comedians instead,” Spitzfaden said. “If they’re good, people might enjoy it, but not as much because it’s not tradition.”
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The eye is on Kappa Alpha As a member of the group of young men involved in the recolonization of the Alpha Omega chapter of Kappa Alpha Order at N.C. State, I want to assure you that the eye is on the Order and I can speak from experience. I am the only previously initiated brother of Kappa Alpha and have been fully involved in the recolonization process on campus. You are not wrong in being weary of some aspects of Greek Life, including hazing, sexism and racism — aspects that are rumored and sometimes proven to take place in not only KA, or at N.C. State, but in nearly every national organization around the country, regardless of racial, sexual or religious background. I can also assure you that you should not believe everything you read on the Internet about any Greek organization. The group of young men who have assembled to re-establish the Order are here to uphold the beliefs of the organization: diligence in school work, a drive towards philanthropy and a desire to uphold the morals and values that the Order was created to represent. I encourage any and all who are skeptical of this particular group to seek any of us out. Our goal is to lead by example in our journey to regain our charter. We should not be counted out as we have only just begun. Graham Sigmon senior, communication
A Harrelson history lesson Regarding your brief history of Harrelson Hall in Wednesday’s Technician: There once was an architect on campus, Who felt sure he could better Ramses, But disliking angles, he favored Pi, And Harrelson is the mess he left us. (With apologies to colleagues in math and English.) Matthew Booker assistant professor, history
Parkour is not hardcore As an athlete that practices parkour, I’d like to clarify some issues Wednesday’s front-page feature photo presented. Despite the general public’s perception of parkour, it is not hardcore. The movements practiced can be done by anyone in a variety of fitness levels with proper
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he University has changed extensively during the last 38 years. Centennial Campus was born, many buildings have gone through sizeable renovations and much of campus has been modernized. Despite the University’s efforts, or lack thereof, Harrelson Hall and many other older buildings still have outdated pneumatic thermostats. One of the principal issues that lies behind students’ groans about the climate in the University’s aged buildings is the funding mechanism for capital improvement projects like automatically controlled temperature systems. Facilities and Operations cannot take money from its
and safe training. The parkour and freerunning club at N.C. State has members of different backgrounds in physical activity and has some with no prior experience in a method of exercise. Secondly, parkour and freerunning are not the same; the same group of individuals developed them both but each discipline offers a different take on exercise. Parkour is the physical discipline of training to overcome obstacles in the safest, simplest and quickest way. Athletes called traceurs train to become strong and helpful. Freerunning is the aesthetic selfexpression of movement — this includes movements similar to parkour in addition to flips, tricks and dancing. The individual’s clear intention separates what he does and does not practice. Lastly, parkour does not involve dangerous, risky or bold individuals. Experienced traceurs will tell you that everything they’ve ever accomplished was done with absolute confidence in their ability to succeed — anything short of that involves taking a risk for themselves and others around them. To learn more, you can visit NCParkour. com or meet with the club Monday through Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Court of North Carolina. Alan Tran freshman, zoology founder of NCParkour
Get your vaccination — it’s free Thank you for Technician’s viewpoint encouraging vaccination Thursday. N.C. State is implementing its pandemic/ H1N1 flu plan — it’s a shared effort by the entire University. Don’t believe urban legends: the vaccine is safe; the nasal spray may not be graceful but is easy and painless; some cases of H1N1 are very serious; and the seasonal flu shot does not protect against H1N1 flu. Student Health medical providers diagnosed more than 1,300 students with flu or influenza-like illness (presumed H1N1) from Aug. 17 to Friday; those diagnosed average 3 to 5 days away from school. November is such an important month for students as they complete the last few weeks of the semester or make plans Thanksgiving. We strongly encourage students to receive the H1N1 vaccine and the seasonal flu vaccine if they have not already done so. Convenient on-campus H1N1 clinics are available Friday, Monday and Thursday. NCSU students, faculty and staff in priority groups and who can receive nasal vaccine are eligible, and it’s free. The last seasonal flu clinic for students is Nov. 16. Visit ncsu.edu/student_health for dates, times and locations, and for more information on influenza — prevention efforts are key. Jerry Barker director, Student Health Services
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or economically viable, but Facilities and Operations needs the flexibility to make those operating budget and put it to- demolition in the not-so-dis- decisions and improve the wards energy saving improve- tant future. A plan for climate- University’s climate managements in University buildings. system renovation, while pos- ment in the most economical Some projects would pay for sibly providing an economic and environmentally logical themselves in a matter of years, and environmental benefit way. The funding structure the but are not funded because the to the University in the short University has right now does financing would have to come term, would not get financing not enable innovation and adfrom the University’s capital through the capital fund. Digital systems are actively vancement and leaves students fund. Unfortunately, funding for those projects and many able to control the climate in metaphorically and literally others has been severely cut individual rooms and entire out in the cold. It causes the this year due to the state’s bud- buildings, enabling quick cli- University’s utility bills to ungetary woes. mate responses to dramatically necessarily heat up, increasing Students often complain that changing weather conditions the University’s operating budHarrelson Hall is too warm or like Raleigh typically sees in get — funds which could go elsewhere if not for redundant cold but is never just right — the fall and spring. Goldilocks would be upset. Changing out every old cli- bureaucratic funding. One of the problems then is mate-management system on that Harrelson Hall is set for campus is certainly not feasible
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oing to the gym for me is similar to going to therapy. Right after I hear the swipe of my card, I’m in the zone. When I’m at the gym runni ng on the treadm i l l a nd blasting my iPod, it feels like Jessica all of my Ekstrom problems Staff Columnist just sweat out (literally). But when people do not have proper “gym etiquette” it completely demolishes my happy place. That is why I would like to take some time to run through some scenarios I have encountered so maybe we can all learn to respect each other’s “happy places” at the gym. One thing I hate is when I’m doing some cardio and I hear a sound similar to a ferocious tiger dropping a heavy weight onto the ground. Yes, I understand that the gym is not a library and it’s natural to emit little noises while doing strenuous lifts — dropping weights after a long set is understandable. But dropping weights from a high elevation can easily be avoided and screaming like the Hulk is never necessary. The other day I thought the old man running beside me was going to fly off the back of the treadmill when one
of the weight lifters dropped enough weight to make the building shake. Another thing that affects my happy place is a sweaty machine. Carmichael Complex does an awesome job of having a spray bottle and a rag at every machine. Here’s a crazy idea: use them. Nobody wants to sit down in a pool of someone else’s sweat and nobody wants to clean it off either. An even bet ter idea is to use the towels the gym provides you to separate yourself as much as you can from the machine. I know the towel can’t cover everything, but it’s better than nothing. It’s really great that you have a doctorate in personal training and have experience with the U.S. Olympic team, but share it with someone who cares; people are at the gym to do their own thing. I guarantee they don’t want to hear your advice or your resume. Unless someone is in danger of hurting himself or herself, advice should be limited, along with small talk. A gym is not a single’s bar or a party. Conversations should be kept brief and in between sets. Asking someone how their weekend was while they’re holding a metal bar over their head might not be the best time. Also, there is the unspoken headphone rule. If someone is wearing headphones, they obviously are not feeling chatty,
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so don’t push it. I’ll admit that I am guilty of this too, but when it’s peak hours and the machines are full, try not to exceed 30 minutes on cardio and don’t sit on a machine in between sets. Get up and move to the next one and then come back to do your second set. Also, I’ll never understand why some people don’t take their weights of f t he machines. Do t hey just forge t ? O r are they trying to make it clear how much they can bench? Either way, don’t do it. By the time I finish taking off every plate you used, I could have been done with the machine already. Yes, moving the plates is a workout too, but not the kind I wanted. This advice isn’t just for newcomers to the gym. Even daily gym-goers need a little reminder here and there. Things typically go much more smoothly if you take the time to learn the rules and be a pleasant gym-goer. When things are easier for you, you’ll be more likely want to go back.
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“It seems fine to me. I haven’t noticed it being too hot or cold.” Ian Cochrane sophomore, business administration
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“It is. Last year in Harrelson was horrible, but I don’t have class there this year. The newer buildings seem better.” Estefania Henao sophomore, business administration
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Sen. Obama laughs as he shakes hands with supporters after giving a speech at the North Carolina Fairgrounds June 9th.
Rate my president (on the economy) A year from the landmark election, questions linger about how President Obama has fared Story By Justin carrington | Archive photo By Matt Moore
ust more than one year ago, millions of Americans flocked to the polls to voice their opinions in one of the most important elections of this generation. In the end, nearly 52 percent of Americans voted for “change.” Running on the promise of a better America, Barack Obama adopted three main platform goals. The first of these goals was to provide tax relief to working families. Second was the idea of tax relief for new businesses and startups. Last, but not least, was the concept of fair trade. Looking back on the last year, however, one must wonder what exactly President Obama has done since being elected to
the highest office in the land. Yes, he won the Nobel Peace Prize, but what has he really done while in office, particularly with regards to the economy? This past week, PolitiFact.com published a list of promises made by Obama during the 2008 campaign, and discerned kept promises from broken promises. In order to further analyze the contributions of Obama and his administration thus far, Technician will take an in-depth look at what exactly he has done to improve the economy in his first year in the spotlight as the President of the United States.
Tax break for business that add jobs (-) According to statements made by Obama during the campaign, existing business would receive a $3,000 refundable tax credit for each additional full-time employee that they hired. However, this has not been substantiated. Upon work ing on t he stimulus bill that he sent to
Congress, the notion of tax breaks for businesses seemed to get pushed to the wayside. While the plan never really got any significant support from members of Congress, Obama remained optimistic until the tiny part of the bill was cut completely. Lawmakers in Washington
blamed not backing the plan on concerns the credit wasn’t enough of an incentive to get companies to hire additional workers and the fear that many companies might take advantage by eliminating a job, only to create it again later to receive a credit.
Rescuing the American banking system (+) With banks closing left and right when Obama came into office, the president was faced with a series of issues regarding how to go about rescuing the banking system. His solution: a $700 billion bailout, which polarized many in Washington. With liberals pushing for the nationalization of banks
and conservatives pushing to let the banks fail, Obama took the middle road in February 2009, opting for a series of “stress tests,” which demanded that banks imagine the worst possible economic news and the ability of their capital reserves to cover losses. More than seven months later, the same large institu-
tions that were on the brink of being nationalized are now breathing without their taxpayer respirator. In fact, many of the banks have actually repaid the money received from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), which has earned taxpayers a profit.
Stopping the rapid fall from grace (+) Jan. 20, Obama inherited more than just the keys to the most famous house on Pennsylvania Avenue. In fact, he also acquired the financial crisis, which has seemingly paralyzed members of the Bush Administration and Americans’ wallets, as well. Unemployment rates were near 10 percent. Inflation was
at one of the highest that it’s ever been. Not to mention the fact that the financial system — or what was characterized as a system — was completely broken. Atop the president’s priority list was to soothe American’s fears over an impending depression, like that experienced by previous generations dur-
ing the roaring ‘20s. A year after his election, it seems as if the president has done exactly what he aspired to do. Home sales, while still below levels they were at previously, are leveling off and rising. The stock market seems to have made a comeback with some of the highest numbers its seen in months.
Create a foreclosure prevention fund (+) During the election, Obama discussed in great detail the need to create a fund to help homeowners with sub-prime mortgages refinance their loans or sell their homes. At the time, President Obama forecasted that a mere $10 billion would suffice.
However, after months of economic downturn, the president revealed his $75 billion plan, which provides a guarantee of up to approximately $200 billion in capital for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and provides refinancing help to four to five million
who receive their mortgages through the previously mentioned mortgage loaners. The president’s plan also provided additional incentives for lenders, while keeping mortgage rates low for millions of middle-class Americans.
Sources: PolitiFact.com, WhiteHouse.gov
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Technician Two Cents
Homecoming comes to a close
Dow makes a jump After a remarkable showing from Cisco Systems and more optimistic economic news, the stock market jumped tremendously on Thursday, pushing the Dow Jones back above the 10,000 mark. From this, economists gather that investors’ tones regarding an economic recovery are becoming more positive.
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Students wa lk ing ar ound in their N.C. State red. Slices of pi zz a bein g ha nded out in dr ov es on the Br ick ya rd. St udents spendi ng countless hours on banners and floats. Th is can all mean only one thing. Yes, it’s Homecomin g. For the pa st week, student s got the ra re chance to put all matters of ac tual seriousness as ide – at lea st for a moment. For a week out of the school year, students can for get about money co ncerns and tuition hikes and othe r things of that natu re. Instead, they get to channel that energ y toward th ree or four hours of pummeling their footba ll foe. H om ec om in g isn ’t on ly ab ou t fo ot ba l l. Homecom ing is ab out tradition and co m m un ity that captures all th ings our students, fac ulty, staff, alumni, family and friends cherish.
Lenovo out of the red On Thursday, Raleigh-based computer giant, Lenovo, reported that it got out of the red during its second quarter that ended on Sept. 30 with profits of approximately $53 million. This comes after a $16 million loss suffered during the first quarter.
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“We didn’t expect it, but we are,” Bryan said. “We are just focused on getting this first [conference] win and winning out the rest of the season.” The team suffered another blow as it was announced Thursday night that T.J. Graham is out for the rest of the season with a stress fracture. With no conference wins and injuries piling up once again, O’Brien said the team is still fighting. “There is no quit in these kids,” O’Brien said. “They are excited about playing the game. They understand they have been dealt a very bad hand with 12 guys out for the year, but the good thing is the young kids that are getting an opportunity to play are excited about their opportunity and trying to make the most of it.” The Pack defense will once again face a veteran quarterback in Terrapins senior Chris Turner. O’Brien looks to go
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have to win out. Everybody knows that, and we need to play hard like we did last week. We haven’t given up yet. Looking around in the locker room, it seems like people still have unfinished business. We got back around 7 p.m., just in time for Halloween. I dressed up as a gangster. It was one of the first times I’ve
into the game with the same starting lineup on defense and hopes to contain the Maryland offense. “It’s always frightening when coach [Ralph] Friedgen has an off-week to prepare,” O’Brien said. “[Chris] Turner is a threeyear starter and has done a great job for them. They seem to have been getting a little better each and every week. Certainly their defense has as they have become more comfortable with the blitz scheme they are employing. We’re going to have to play a great game Saturday to give ourselves a chance to win.” State cannot afford another loss the rest of the season, and with a slim chance for a postseason game, O’Brien said the team will have to put everything together for a win Saturday. “Certainly it is and that’s one thing they hang on to,” O’Brien said. “They know there is still hope, and they are still working to get to that point.”
Javier Gonzalez, junior guard, breaks down the court in the exhibition game against St. Paul’s Collage at Reynolds Coliseum Thrusday, Nov. 5, 2009. Gonzalez, who started the game, scored 5 points and helped win the game 84 to 42.
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dressed up for Halloween since I was a kid. This week, we got ready for Homecoming against Maryland. It’s another game for us, but it’s big for the University and for the fans. It’s especially special for me because if my extra year isn’t approved, it could be my last one. I’m going to enjoy it. We’ll see you at the game. -As told to Kate Shefte
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bounds and 14 turnovers. “We were very active with our hands,” Lowe said. “They did a nice job of protecting each other and really getting our hands on some passes and that’s what you want to do. We like to try to keep pace and certainly get the passes and steals.” Junior forward Tracy Smith, the high scorer of the game, had 21 points. Wood followed with 12. Javier Gonzalez led the Pack in assists with six, followed by C.J. Williams with five. According to senior forward Tracy Smith, the Pack showed a unified team for a change. “We are going to be very unselfish,”
Smith said. “Last year we had a couple of guys that were very selfish on the team and wanted to go for themselves. But this year, we changed up our whole game. We are going to be more of a running team and look for the post early or look for the jump shot early.” Most of the team made it off the bench during the game. With a young team, Wood and fellow freshmen DeShawn Painter, Josh Davis and Jordan Vandenberg all saw significant playing time. “They have come along way,” Gonzalez said. “And Scott [Wood], He’s just Scott. He just shoots the ball. They were leaving him wide open, and if he’s open, it’s going to be a three.” With a fast paced game, State was able to stay head of the Tigers through the game’s entirety, especially at the beginning of the
second half. State really stepped up the pace, only allowing St. Paul’s to score six points while the Pack gathered 20 points during the first five minutes. Gonzalez said he enjoyed playing the game in Reynolds with a Wolfpack crowd. “I liked it,” Gonzalez said. “It’s hot; kind of reminds me of Purto Rico. Lots of the gyms didn’t have air conditioning so I kind of liked it.” The team only totaled 11 offensive rebounds, which is something Lowe said will be worked on in practice today. “[Practice today] will be a lot of rebounding — block out drills,” Lowe said. “We still have a ways to go but it was good tonight and we just have to continue to work at it.”
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Toney’s Take: Week 10
Pack prepares for Homecoming showdown
No place like home
State seeks to end losing streak with first conference win in front of home crowd
First off — Florida State. Our post-bye week success didn’t kick as we hoped it would and a late touchdown carried the Seminoles over our team on the road, 45-42. That being said, it was a really good game. The night Toney Baker before sort of previewed how Pack Halfback exciting t he FSU game would be. My road roommate, Jamelle Eugene, and I had a bad experience in our hotel room. The room we checked into smelled like sewage, like maybe a pipe burst in there. It was just ours, though, because I went and checked Russell’s room and it was all right. We told the managers and they took care of us and got us a new room. As far as the game, it was a tough loss. I thought everyone played really hard. I’m glad everyone played to the end, especially the offense. We did a really good job; it just wasn’t enough at the end. Those are the ones that hurt, when you put everything you have into it and still walk away emptyhanded. The offensive line in particular played really well. I’m proud of those guys. They bullied them around in the running game and Russell was able to get some things done in the air. It was fun football and a fun game. We feel like our offense is built for that kind of game. We have enough weapons that if we get into that situation, we can get it done. That’s something we learned during the Duke game, actually – not to focus on what they’re doing. We just have to stay focused on our side of the ball. And that’s what we did. We fought through the heat and the rain and everything that was sent at us. Overall, it was a good experience. Also, it was great to get to see my old coach, Chuck Amato. I talked to him after the game and he was excited to see me. He’s just happy that I’m doing well. He’s a good person; I greatly respect him. He didn’t leave under the best circumstances, but it’s a business – sometimes that stuff happens. I’m glad he’s thriving in Tallahassee. And now, as usual, we’ll assess the state of the team. Far from being down and out and just wanting to get out, we still have things we want to accomplish this season. We
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What happened the last time State played he Wolfpack was winless in the conference Oct. 25, 2009 in College Park, Md. when a 20-yard field goal with six seconds remaining lifted the Terrapins to their sixth straight home win 27-24. Russell Wilson completed 18 of 26 pases for 187 yards and two touchdowns, as State remained the only team in the conference without a win. Obi Egekeze missed a 39-yard field goal in the fourth quarter with the score tied at 24, but had a chance to redeem himself at the end of regulation by capping off an 89-yard drive led by Chris Turner with a game-winning field goal. nick toptine/Technician archive photo
Quarterback Russell Wilson scrambles from a Murray State defender while looking for an open receiver during the game on Saturday evening. Wilson tallied 228 passing yards on 1521 completions on the night and threw 4 touchdown passes. Wilson led the Wolfpack to an early lead and eventual 65-7 blowout of Murray State.
head coach Tom O’Brien said its not focusing on them. “I think they understand you have to win one game before you can win two,” O’Brien said. “That’s what we’re trying to do.”
Sophomore t ide end George Bryan said he never expected the team to be in the same situation as it was a year before.
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Unselfish Pack tames Tigers age and went 73.3 percent on the line. According to coach Sidney Lowe, the team played well in a number of areas, especially playing unselfishly. “We played well tonight,” Lowe said. “We did several Jen Hankin things well. We had good pace Deputy Sports Editor and took advantage of situaThe men’s basketball team tions well, we really got to go opened its season Thursday inside. We had 24 assists on 33 night in historic Reynolds baskets. That’s just showing Coliseum in an exhibition that the guys are very unselfmatchup against St. Paul’s ish and are trying to get the ball College. The game was re- to the right guy.” The Pack shut out St. Paul’s stricted to students and during the season first three ticket minutes of holders. play, scorFrom ing eight technicianonline.com the moment of See highlights from the men’s basketball points. team’s exhibition game against St. Paul’s. Freshman tip-off small fortill the buzzer sounded, the Pack ward Scott Wood, who started played strongly, demolish- the game, made a big impact ing the Tigers, 84-42. State for the Wolfpack, throwing had a 58.9 field goal percent- up four for four consecutive
The men’s basketball team beat St. Paul’s 84-42 in its exhibition contest to open up its season
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Fidelis Lusompa Coming out of its game against Pittsburgh on Sept. 27, the Wolfpack was 3-1 and spirits were high. The team received eight votes a weekly USA Today poll. But a loss against Wake Forest on Oct. 3 started a fourgame losing streak, which extended into this weekend. With their backs against the wall, the Pack players (3-5) look to keep their bowl eligibility alive and earn their first ACC win of the season as Maryland (2-6) comes to town. The Terrapins are also on a losing streak of their own, and according to senior defensive end Shea McKeen, Saturday’s game is huge for both teams. “The winner is going to stay with a possibility of going to a bowl,” McKeen said. “It’s a big, big game for our pride, especially for our seniors; this is our legacy. We are going to make this year count. We’ve lost some games, but we still feel like we can salvage the year.” If the team has any thoughts about being at the bottom of the ACC,
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Did you know? Sidney Lowe received his bachelor’s in business administration from St. Paul’s College in June 2006 prior to taking the head coaching job at N.C. State. Source: N.C. State Athletics
three-pointers and playing 15 minutes during the first half. “It’s impressive that he could come out and do that in front of a crowd and shoot the way he did,” Lowe said. “He’s capable of doing that, and I don’t want to jinx it, but that’s what I’ve been saying since he got here.” The Pack defense showed hustle against the Tigers, gaining 39 defensive re-
Players to watch for: N.C. State Jarvis Byrd, cornerback — Tom O’Brien burned Byrd’s redshirt this past week to supplement a secondary that has been impacted by injuries. Byrd had three tackles against Florida State a week ago and the Pack will lean on him to plug the hole vacated by the injured Rashard Smith. James Washington, kick returner — With T.J. Graham out for the game, Tom O’Brien will likely look to Washington to return kicks. The halfback has returned six kicks this season for 132 yards. A spark from a return could be important as the Wolfpack jockeys for field position in Saturday’s contest
Maryland Chris Turner, quarterback — The third year starter has turned
into a dynamic offensive threat for the Terrapins, especially due to his improved running game. Turner picked up the slack after Da’Rel Scott went out with a broken forearm and averaged 3.5 yards per carry through mid October. Alex Wujciak, linebacker — Wujciak leads the ACC with 11.0
tackles per game and is tied for third on the team with 4.5 tackles-for-loss on the year. His a returning second-team allconference selection and the fifth leading returning tackler in the country in 2008. Compiled by ty johnson
Flash Forward State meets Maryland in a very similar situation to the one it saw last year. The Pack fell to Maryland, 38-31, and remained the only Atlantic division team without a conference win on the season. State is 0-4 on the ACC and will have to win out to be bowl eligible. Source: N.C. State athletics
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