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Vol. CXXVV Issue 57

wednesday , march 10, 2010 uc vs. rutgers Bearcats steal a win in the first round of the Big East tourney at Madison Square Garden. page 6

the fashion dungjen Spring is here, but it isn’t time to bust out the tank tops yet. page 4

abc competition UC students take home some hardware in nationwide construction competition. page 3

City makes push for accurate census kelly tucker the news record

Local representatives of “hard-tocount” populations met Monday to discuss ways to prevent another census miscount — an inaccuracy that cost the city $104 million in the last decade. Assuring everyone is counted will allow Cincinnati to secure efficient federal funding and improve the image of the city, said Mayor Mark Mallory. Also, the higher the population of homeless, disabled and impoverished individuals, the more funding the groups will be eligible to receive. The hearing, called together by Rep. Steve Driehaus, took place at the University of Cincinnati’s Tangeman University Center. “In 2006, the Census Bureau estimated Cincinnati’s population at

308,728 — a decrease of 6.8 percent since the last census,” Mallory said. After challenging the estimate and conducting a statistical analysis, an additional 22,000 residents were added to the count, he said. Six additional witnesses met at the hearing to testify their concerns with hard-to-count populations in Cincinnati. Thomas L. Mesenbourg, the U.S. Census Bureau’s deputy director, and program directors representing various groups overlooked in the census count were also in attendance. The city faces several challenges in obtaining correct numbers for the 2010 Census due to recent foreclosures, as families might have been displaced from their homes. Some Cincinnatians might have been forced to move to apartments or into residences with families or friends

and others experiencing homelessness might be living in campgrounds, Mesenbourg said. The Census Bureau possesses a Master Address File — a catalogue containing every housing unit in the country — and mails forms to each address on the list. If the forms are not sent back, census workers will contact the address up to six times to ensure a complete census form is obtained, Mesenbourg said. Josh Spring, Greater Cincinnati Coalition For the Homeless executive director, has been conducting a regular count of the homeless population in the area, and will send members of his sam greene | The News Record organization with census workers to collect an accurate count of individuals swearing the truth Community representatives are sworn in residing in homeless shelters, with Monday, March 8. Representing citizens with special needs, community friends and in outdoor camps. members voiced concerns with the accessibility of the 2010 Census. see census | page 2


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7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 Tangeman University Center Great Hall


The University of Cincinnati’s Programs and Activities Council is hosting an event in which the author of the popular Post Secret books is scheduled to appear. Frank Warren will be speaking and signing books at the event. Tickets are available in Room 455 of the Steger Student Life Center and the MainStreet Connection Center. For more information, contact Nicole Lepone at 513-556-0896 or

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7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 9


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Interested in seeing a movie about a man who knows the true value of soil? UC Sustainability will be showing a movie about a unique farmer: John Peterson. Taggart Siegel documents this “great American epic,” which tells the story of Peterson, who is described as a performance artist, writer and farmer. The movie is free to anyone who wishes to attend. For more information, e-mail Michelle Bova at or call 513-556-1933. index

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loving the weather Sophomores Nick Murphy (right) and Paul Johnson reach for the flying disc in the endzone of their Ultimate Frisbee game at Nippert Stadium. Students flocked to the football field Monday, March 8, in the afternoon to enjoy the warm weather, which climbed into the low 60s, for the first time in months.

UC professor looks to innovate e-readers

Colored displays could start resembling print quality

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creating electric color Electrical engineering associate professor Jason Heikenfeld is on the forefront of technology that will integrate color into e-reader displays.



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A University of Cincinnati electrical engineering associate professor is looking to add a little color to e-readers. Jason Heikenfeld, an associate professor of electrical engineering at UC, is working on implementing color on products such as the Amazon Kindle and the Sony Reader, or electronic paper. Electronic readers have had a substantial impact, according to DisplaySearch, a research firm specializing in the display industry. The firm expects the market to bring in approximately $10 billion by the year 2018 and grow approximately 41 percent annually. Despite these estimates, the field is facing many challenges, including the addition of color. “We’re moving forward, but there is still a lot of work to be done,” Heikenfeld said. Much of Heikenfeld’s research has focused on instituting the color format style of current print publications into the electronic readers. “[Consumers] want color,” Heikenfeld said. “You’ve got to have bright color and you’ve got to have video.”

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There are currently seven or eight substantial technologies attempting to make color feasible for electronic readers. The Fujitsu FLEPia, the first color e-book, debuted mid-2009 at a starting price of approximately $1,000. Until the industry adopts a technology allowing it to use color, the electronic readers will be used predominately by travelers and emerging readers, Heikenfeld said. One goal UC research has is to improve the reflectivity of color on electronic readers to a 60- to 70-percent range with full-color — reflectivity of print paper with color is 80 percent. If that goal is achieved, it could allow a device like the Kindle to become a portable e-paper device that could be used for almost anything, Heikenfeld said. Despite the potential versatility of e-readers, print media will not be immediately affected. The effects might be visible in five or 10 years, Heikenfeld said. “E-readers are of great interest to our subscribers,” said Philip Ross, senior editor of “Spectrum” magazine, a publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. “Professor Heikenfeld is a leading innovator in the field.”

Cincinnati is opening its doors to new businesses and creating jobs in the process. The city was ranked sixth in the United States for areas with new and expanding businesses in 2010 by Site Selection, a magazine dedicated to real estate strategy and economic development, for its expansion and creation of corporate businesses in the area. “Certainly, no metro market has been completely unscathed by the economic conditions, but this ranking substantiates Cincinnati USA’s ability to weather the storm better than other regions,” said Doug Moormann, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s vice president of economic development. “It is a credit to the region that we consistently receive national recognition for our collective efforts.” Research conducted by the Cincinnati USA partnership of the 15 county regions of the area

showed 247 businesses were able to retain current jobs or add new ones — compared to 228 businesses in 2008. Job creation also rose, totaling 8,873 in the area, an increase from the 7,878 jobs created in 2008. Being able to sustain current jobs in the area seemed to be a problem for some area companies in recent years, however. More than 9,000 jobs were eliminated in the Cincinnati region in the last year. Many local companies were able to expand their facilities and invest more: Investments in the Cincinnati region rose from $1.9 billion to $2.3 billion in the last year. Rookwood Pottery is one of the businesses that contributed to the rise. The company, based in Over the Rhine, was established by Maria Longworth in 1880. The company has been able to expand due to their product, said Chris Rose, Rookwood Pottery president and CEO. “We have a specific niche that a lot of

companies don’t have,” Rose said. “We are in the process of opening 50 showrooms throughout the country.” Rookwood has been able to expand from a staff of eight people to 24 people this year, launch a foray into architectural ceramics and cultivate a strong brand with a segment of the population that purchases high-end art tile — a product relatively recession-proof, Rose said. American Ecotech, a company that specializes in air pollution monitoring systems, made the initiative to start operations in Cincinnati. In terms of suppliers, Cincinnati offers benefits to the company, said Seth Cloran, manager of Midwest operations for the company. Ecotech opened a Midwest branch in Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati June 2009. “Cincinnati is a hub for businesses throughout the country,” Cloran said. “With such a large focus being placed on the climate and environment, what we provide is a key aspect to any environmental program happening.”

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Wednesday March 10, 2010

from Basketball | page 6 UC head coach Jamelle 8-3 run of their own to push the Elliott. “We were better in lead back to 10 points, and from the Xs and Os game and we that point on, the Bulls wouldn’t were able to settle in more.” get closer than six points. USF managed to have only But the Bearcats ran into one player score in double a gritty Rutgers team in the digits; KeNeisha Saunders second round. scored 14 points. After keeping the deficit The Bulls shot 44.7 percent under 10 points in the first half, from the field for the game, Rutgers shot 57 percent in the but were out rebounded 35-28 second half and blew open the by the Cats. lead by as many as 28 points. UC led 36-26 at the break, “They were using their but after a Bulls 5-0 run to bench and going up and down start the second half, its lead on us,” Elliott said. “It’s hard was cut to five. to beat a team like that.” The Cats answered with an Roudebush scored 19 points

and added just one rebound in 39 minutes of playing time. Ulis added 10 points, two assists and committed six turnovers. The Bearcats held a 20-16 lead with 11:30 remaining in the first-half, but after a 13-2 run by the Scarlet Knights, the Cats would never get closer than five points the remainder of the contest. “They play and pride themselves on stingy defense, but the difference was [Rutgers] was making shots,” Elliott said.

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Buy your girlfriend something nice Wednesday night, on the eve of the first round. Then explain to her in plain, simple English you’re not going to be around much for the next couple weekends. This is March Madness,

from Census | page 1 Cincinnati also contains one of the most hard-tocount tracts in the country: Tract 16, which is made up of parts of Over the Rhine and the West End. The census will be short-form only, which will be easier for residents to complete and return quickly. Bilingual forms will also be sent to help bridge the language gap. Jason Riveiro, Ohio State Director of the League of United Latin American Citizens of Ohio, said the bilingual forms are not enough. “Supervisors and enumerators must reflect

the populations they are reaching,” he said. Several witnesses agreed Census representatives from the population being counted would be able to relate to the people on a personal level, ensuring a more thorough count. The Census Bureau will use insight from the witnesses’ testimonies, as well as assistance from organizations like the Cincinnati Complete Count Committee and the Census Bureau’s Service Based Enumation operation to ensure an accurate count for Cincinnati.

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UC construction management lands first place O jayna barker the news record

ne month ago, a team of four University of Cincinnati students dominated at the February Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) national competition. The construction management students took first place in three of four categories. The competition was hosted Feb. 6 as part of the organization’s national convention in San Diego. More than 20 other schools in the nation’s top construction management programs competed, including The Ohio State University, Purdue University, the University of Florida, Texas A&M University and the University of Utah. Just weeks before the two-day event, ABC chapter schools were given a set of drawings and a request proposal to build a hotel. The competition was focused on estimating the cost of the project, managing its construction, developing a safety plan and coordinating the overall construction plan. Experienced ABC professionals judged the proposals, using strict guidelines based on the original requirements of the project. “We all work together to do everything, but we each have our own strategic area that we are better at,” said Kent Behrman, site manager, scheduler and a fifth-year construction management student. “As a whole, we go over it and make sure everything drives together.” Once the team arrives, they submit their plan to the judges. Only four of seven members were allowed to attend: John Lupidi, Kyle Kalkhoff, Kyle Pagel and Behrman. Three other members, Greg Christensen, Jake Miller and Phil Nagle, stayed behind in Cincinnati. “We picked the best students of this college to go compete against the best of all the other colleges in the country,” said Lupidi, project manager and a fifth-year construction management student. Once in San Diego, the judges altered the entire proposal. Teams were then given six hours to complete a new and revised proposal that adhered to the judges’ changes. Another surprise the students didn’t expect was the building they were developing a proposal for was actually real and located in San Diego. To keep competitors from realizing their project was based on an actual building, they received limited drawings, so they could only make assumptions based on what they were given. “It’s really based on knowledge,” Behrman said. “You can’t use the Internet and you can’t call people — it’s strictly what you know.” After the judges reviewed the proposals, the top eight out of 23 schools were chosen to interview with a panel of nine judges. The proposals, both original and revised, were discussed and success was determined by how well the team answered the questions and communicated with one another. “I really enjoyed the interview process,” Lupidi said. “It was great to see so many people asking us questions and us being able to pass them along with each other and be able to relate to each other so well.” But the panel interview was more than just a question-and-answer session; the judges were looking for the team that could work well together and knew their project inside and out. “The judges wanted to know that the safety guy knew more than just the safety aspect — he needed to know about the schedule and construction process,” said Kalkhoff, estimator and a fifth-year construction management student. “That’s where we really excelled, because we all know the project very well.” After the panel interviews, the judges determine the winners of four categories: project management, safety, estimate and overall for the entire competition. UC won first place in three of four, including best overall. The team contributes much of its success to the education they received inside and outside of the classroom. “We are taught top-notch education,” Behrman said. “We need it to succeed.” Although classroom education is important, the team believes getting involved in cooperatives and hands-on opportunities were what helped them the most. “Getting in the field and actually doing the work is huge to your success in the program and in the competition as well,” Kalkhoff said. Other members of the team agree. “It’s all about experience,” Behrman said. “We’ve all been out there and seen the actual kind of construction that goes on. You can only learn so much from a book.” Working as a group was essential for the team to succeed in creating a well-built proposal. They spent long hours together for weeks pouring over the specifics of the proposal and the overall construction plan. “We were working together through our differences and bringing our strengths together,” said Kyle Pagel, safety lead and fourth-year construction management student. “The group aspect was my favorite part.” The experience in the classroom, co-op and even the competition are realistic for what the students will be doing once they graduate. “This is the stuff in the real world,” Behrman said. “To know what you have to do to go that extra mile is huge for real-life experience — especially in our industry.” The competition was also a way for the students to truly test their knowledge and see how other colleges and universities differ. Having experience in the field gave them a leg-up on the competition.  “We have a lot of guys who have been out there physically doing the work and that brings a whole other level to the project,” Kalkhoff said. “It’s why our school excels over other schools who are just sitting in an office all the time.” Having only four people in the group in San Diego might have been tough, but it gave the team an advantage in the competition. “It’s not just one person knowing everything — each person knows everything. It was definitely a learning experience and something we’ll take with us from here on out,” Lupidi said. After this year’s seniors graduate, the underclassmen will have to step up to the plate with as much enthusiasm and willpower for the 2011 competition. “We’re looking forward to next year,” said Greg Christensen, a fourth-year construction management student. “We’re pulling to win.” This year is the second time in four years UC has place first overall in the competition and, except for one year, first place in one or more categories in seven out of eight years. Although they went home with a trophy and plenty of awards, their experience and hard work will be the most invaluable part of the competition. “They used their education, their co-op experiences and their industry resources to excel in every area,” said George Suckarieh, professor of construction management and adviser to the team and ABC chapter. “It was quite a show. UC should be proud.”

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DUNGJEN taylor dungjen

Warm weather wear blooms prematurely

I think I recognize that orange-ish, yellowish burning ball in the sky. Although my memory is faint, it’s almost as if I’ve seen it before. No, wait, don’t tell me. It’s the … the sssss. Um, OK, I got it. Ssssuuuu … Sun. Sun! It’s the sun, that big burning ball is the freaking sun! I knew it would come back. That it wasn’t gone forever. I feel good. So good. I’m excited. Really excited. When I don’t have to be holed up in The News Record office I can just imagine myself being outside, the warm sun kissing my skin. Freckles! I can have more freckles again. The thought makes me so happy I could dance. So I will. I spin, and I spin, and I sp … Wait. Did I just see what I think I saw? I did. Holy cow. I really did. It’s a tank top. And shorts. And, uh, are those sandals? Are we in the same city? Experiencing the same weather? Do you have some sort of weird internal body warmer? I ask because the last time I checked it was still only early March and the temperatures were only hovering in the mid-50s. And, my goodness, it was only a few days ago that it was in the 40s. This isn’t Palm Springs, people. You might have also noticed that there are still some piles of snow on and around campus. Don’t believe me? Check the pile of dead greenery between McMicken Commons and University Pavilion. Oh yeah. Definitely still snow there, or there was as of 5 p.m. Tuesday. I’m really struggling to understand. This doesn’t make any sense. What neurons have to fire in someone’s brain to equate midMarch Ohio sunshine with shorts? When was the last time it was warm enough in Cincinnati, this early in the year, to merit the same clothes you wear during the hottest months of the year? The sun might be out, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to bust out your summer clothes. I understand the excitement. Really, I do. I’m looking forward to ending this quarter as much as anyone. It’s been one of the longest, most tedious quarters of my almostto-an-end college career. I am so freaking sick of the cold and the snow and having to wear 12 pairs of underwear just so my butt doesn’t get frostbite. Just because the air is a little warmer doesn’t mean you should dive all in. Savor it. Spring is supposed to be a really glorious transition period from winter to summer. Gradually, you’re supposed to progress from an overdressed Ralphie in “A Christmas Story” to the hardlydressed-at-all Shelly in “The House Bunny.” Take advantage of the time you have to build your summer wardrobe. Spring is like a second chance at fall, but with lighter fabrics and brighter colors. Spring is supposed to allow you to get back in the mindset for those damningly hot summer days where shorts can’t be short enough and fabrics can’t be light enough. Another thing about spring, like all seasons in Ohio, is the weather is incredibly unpredictable. I actually heard the weatherman say we could expect a light wintry mix this weekend. It’s supposed to rain at some point, and it might be in high 50s to low 60s later this week. The temperature can fluctuate from 58 degrees to 48 degrees in a span of a few hours. Those 10 degrees might not seem like much, but if you’re caught off guard and ill prepared, your shorts and a tank top won’t seem so fun when the lower temperatures hit. I will say, it has been nice to see people get out of their grays and blacks and dark, boring neutrals. The pinks, reds, greens and blues are such a welcome change from the drab winter. Put the shorts away. No more tank tops. Not yet, anyway. Let’s ease into this. It will make summer more exciting. Trust me. Are you sporting summer styles or are you still all bundled up? Tell Taylor at

College degrees seemingly useless maria bergh

In January, Time magazine classified “In these economic times” as a phrase to ban for the coming year. Certainly you’ve noticed it comes up in conversation, excusing a plethora of things. Like “You-Know-Who” in the Harry Potter series, it is a phrase designed to be imprecise, vaguely frightful and, above all, an excuse to do nothing. The numbers for February are not encouraging. The official unemployment rate released Friday, March 5, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics lies at 9.7 percent, the same as the previous month. This is a seemingly good number in the sense that a plateau is better than a plummet and might be the springboard for economic resurgence. The less encouraging news following this figure is job loss, mostly in construction and information; however, temporary help services added jobs. These are positions added now to keep people off the streets, both those they employ and those they serve. These jobs, much like Works Progress Administration and other New Deal programs, seem like a reasonable solution — a way to inject money into the economy, keep people in stable situations and occupying time that might otherwise be spent destructively. Unfortunately, they are only temporary and those who hold them know that. In fact, the dominant form of employment in America today could be characterized as temporary. Between contract buyouts, at-will employment and the insolvency of many modern American businesses, it seems that unemployment will become a reality for nearly every American. How can it be so many people who want to work are out of jobs? Perhaps part of the problem is a little

deeper than just the collapse of the mortgage market. Perhaps the problem starts with education. In America, people who are able to will attend college. This is not because the majority of 18-yearold high school graduates are enamored with the idea of four more years of higher education in a subject they are (ideally) impassioned in. Rather, the message is “four years here will get you a job.” And, for a long time, it did. For some, it is easy — engineering and other preprofessional degrees flow rather smoothly into professional jobs. English, math and other arts and sciences degrees might require a little more searching or adaptation, but largely the expectation was met: a degree was a ticket to a secure office job, conferred upon the graduate by the corporation. The key is the student enters this queue to receive their future livelihood at age 18, shuffles into a more specified line at age 22 and keeps moving along, hoping for relative security, stimulation and maybe even promotion over the years. This is all well and good until around age 66 when he finally reaches the counter, cashes in his chips and heads out for the golden years funded by social security, a 401K and the good ol’ nest egg. Throughout this scenario, the American livelihood is conferred. Fate, networking and the stock market replace the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the American trinity. But this means that if one thing goes wrong, if there aren’t jobs available, there is nowhere to turn. Unlike in the early days of our nation where each man or woman learned how to support life on a farm or with a profession and then largely employed themselves with some necessary labor to serve and support the rest of the community, today someone can train to do any number of things and find there is

something or someone in the world that does it already. Because America is corporate there is little to do with a college degree except apply for a job — a process without guarantees. The recession ought to teach us is this: The need to work to support ourselves is universal. Applications without guarantees of employment cannot be the only plan for the future. Instead of hoping to live life to the edge of what salary is conferred from above we ought to take a careful look at what life ought to hold. No degree is a meal ticket; no job is a destination. What dreams do we have for the future? How can that be supported by our own decisions? Each is only a means to a way of life, even when that means ignoring the economy and making our own world. While we have no control over the job market, we can choose to work the land, build, offer skills, run fundraisers and start cooperatives, making the world a bit of a better place. Each person can serve the other in a unique way to carve out a living. A degree makes this indistinct; unemployment for university graduates completely negates it. Instead of occupying young graduates, corporate America will deny energetic hands and minds. What would our country look like if, rather than look for a handout or a temporary job, the soaring population of unemployed pursued the things that are simply wrong in our world, applying strength and education to work without an application? In finding a way to make things right for others, perhaps we will discover what it is we want for ourselves. In funding efforts for the community, we will make it possible to support ourselves. In working harder than ever in the real world, we will understand why we worked to educate ourselves. Maria Bergh is a fourth-year architecture student.

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Open-carry laws under fire

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Ordering a cup of coffee does not require the use of a firearm, yet the world’s largest coffee chain was thrown into the middle of a controversial gun-control debate. Supporters of open-carry laws hosted meetings in Starbucks, along with other restaurants and coffee shops, calling attention to their cause, openly displaying their weapons for other patrons to see. Groups campaigning for the control of guns retaliated by asking Starbucks to ban guns from their stores. Starbucks’ refusal to adhere to the pressure helped the debate gain even more publicity and the Seattle-based coffeehouse became an integral part of the issue. This week, Starbucks issued a statement indicating it would not bar customers from carrying guns where the local laws permit; however, businesses are allowed to prohibit customers from carrying

firearms inside their stores regardless of state laws. The open-carry of firearms is legal in most states, including Ohio. Most Starbucks in Cincinnati would permit customers to openly carry firearms. An exception to the policy is the Starbucks located on University of Cincinnati’s Main Campus: UC prohibits firearms on campus, except for law enforcement and authorized educational purposes, so firearms would not be permitted in the campus Starbucks. This discussion steamed to a frothy head following a November shooting at a coffeehouse in Lakewood, Wash. A man carrying a gun opened fire at the coffeehouse, killing four Lakewood police officers. Peet’s Coffee and California Pizza Kitchen have both put into place policies prohibiting customers from carrying guns into their stores. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence urged Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz in

a letter to enforce similar policies. The Brady Campaign also has an online petition calling for Starbucks to reverse its corporate policy, telling them, “Espresso shots, not gunshots.” Currently, there are more than 26,000 signatures on the petition., an online community of open-carry law proponents, backed Starbucks in its decision. Users of the site will show their support for the company by purchasing its coffee. But Starbucks is tired of being a part of this debate and wishes to be out of the spotlight. “The political, policy and legal debates around these issues belong in the legislatures and courts, not in our stores,” Starbucks officials stated in the new gun policy. Since President Barack Obama was elected to office, gun rights advocates have been pushing for the loosening of state laws pertaining to gun rights in fear of Obama tightening legislation. But Obama has been mostly

unsuccessful with gun control. In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a ban on handguns. And since being in office, Obama signed bills allowing licensed gun owners to bring firearms into national parks and to pack them inside luggage on Amtrak trains. Last year Obama sought to reinstate the Federal Assault Weapons Ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration, but has since halted the discussion for this ban. And on this year’s tax return forms, people must claim their firearms and pay $50 per gun. Gun rights are a heated debate that should be kept to politicians, not corporations, like Starbucks. Trying to coerce Starbucks to change its policy through intimidation is not good politics. Those campaigning for or against the open-carry of guns need to focus on the actual issue, not gaining the acceptance of one company. Stephanie Kitchens is a second-year journalism student.

Political groups respond to Peace Week letter

Dear Editor, Because we are proud to stand up for Israel, the University of Cincinnati College Republicans and College Democrats joined Bearcats for Israel to sponsor the weeklong Israel Peace Week, March 1 to March 5. Democrats and Republicans rarely agree, but both parties support Israel. In a March 3 letter, Campus Anti-war Network (CAN) exposed itself as an organization unwilling to have a conversation about Israel without demonizing Israelis. CAN’s letter took advantage of The News Record by misinforming readers and missing Israel Peace Week’s point. CAN focused on what causes conflict. We focused on new Israeli technology, human rights, the environment and peace efforts. When CAN and other organizations demean Israel’s

security operations, they give aid and comfort to terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah. CAN doesn’t promote Palestinian rights, but rather the political movement that seeks to drive the Jews of Israel into the sea. CAN criticizes our efforts to promote peace and foster positive discussion but are unwilling to work together. Achieving peace is all about compromise and the willingness to reason. CAN’s stubbornness is counterproductive. The Middle East is a region dominated by dictators and tyrants. In the Middle East, Israel is the only democracy and our strongest ally in the region. Israel’s commitment to human rights and equality

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Bearcats survive, Louisville next

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On the day in which he was named the Big East Rookie of the Year, Cincinnati freshman Lance Stephenson helped the Bearcats win their first Big East Championship game Tuesday, March 9, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Stephenson sank the game-winning free throw with 1.8 seconds remaining to give Cincinnati a 69-68 win against the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers. Stephenson and fellow freshman Jaquon Parker each scored a team-high 13 points for the Bearcats. The Big East Rookie of the Year also added nine rebounds and five assists with no turnovers. Mike Rosario scored a game-high 26 points on 8-of-18 shooting. The Bearcats escaped with the victory despite shooting just 38 percent from the field and 30 percent from 3-point range. Rutgers finished shooting 45 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from long range, but was outrebounded 44-28. Cincinnati advances to the tournament’s second round, where it will face the University of Louisville at 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 10. The Bearcats lost in a 68-60 decision at Louisville Jan. 24, the only meeting between the two schools this season.

Wait almost over, March Madness near

Try to contain your excitement when I tell you this, but Selection Sunday is only four days away. Admit it, you’re drooling at the thought of filling out your March Madness bracket, making bold and researched predictions, sitting in front of your television for six straight hours and cheering for teams you’ve never heard of like your life is on the line. College basketball fans love March Madness. True March Madmen live for nothing else. I know I’m not alone in saying March Madness is my favorite time of year. It’s the perfect storm of excitement, upsets and anticipation, and it all begins Sunday when the Selection Committee finally reveals this season’s 65-team field. Then begins the never-ending analysis, predictions, storylines, sleeper picks, guessing and second guessing we’ll have shoved down our throats by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, CBS, your co-workers, Yahoo!, your sister’s boyfriend, Sports Illustrated, that guy you always see at Starbucks and everyone else who suddenly becomes a college basketball know-it-all. But admit it, you love it. You watch all the coverage you can, talk to anyone and everyone that will listen and let March Madness take over your life for every waking moment during the course of three weeks. But for those of you out there that want to step up your March Madness game and elevate yourself to the level of true March Madmen, take the following tips to heart. Step one: the planning We’re fortunate as students at the University of Cincinnati, certainly not because of our basketball team, but because of our school schedule and how it coincides with the tournament’s first four rounds. First-round games tip off Thursday, March 18. That’s exam week at UC, and by that time most exams are over. If you are one of the unlucky souls that has an exam scheduled for Thursday or Friday, well, you had better have a good enough grade in that class so you can afford to skip the exam, because you had better believe true March Madmen don’t let anything — even college exams — keep them from watching the Big Dance’s first round. Then things only get better. Round two takes up the rest of the first weekend, and the tournament’s second weekend is the perfect way to wrap up spring break. Planning also entails picking the perfect bracket. True March Madmen know a 12 seed doesn’t always upset a five seed, mid-majors are to be taken seriously and the second round is never too early to lose a weak No. 1 seed. If you aren’t already scouting tournament teams, you’re already behind. Tickets to the Big Dance have already been punched for a number of mid-major conference champions. Yeah, any college basketball fan might be able to tell you about the tournament teams from the Atlantic 10, but true March Madmen already know league champions from the Big West, the Summit League, the Ohio Valley Conference and the Patriot League could be this season’s Cinderella story ... or at least be good for a first-round upset. Step two: the execution This is where we separate the men from the boys. College basketball fans might watch every moment of CBS’s tournament coverage and still come up short of true March Madmen. First, there’s the primary television. Anything smaller than 40 inches and not in high definition is unacceptable. But just watching one game at a time isn’t enough. This is where March Madness becomes a team effort. Establish your home base at the residence of whichever one of your friends has the biggest television, a pool table to put to use during down time and wireless Internet. You’ll need three laptops and subscriptions to CBS’s March Madness on Demand, available online for free. Place the computers on a coffee table or even on the floor in front of your primary TV and set each laptop to play (at full screen, of course) one of the games going on at the same time. This way you’re guaranteed to never miss a moment of action.

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Pat Strang | the news record

Clutch free throw Lance Stephenson’s free throw with 1.8 seconds remaining sealed a 69-68 victory for Cincinnati against Rutgers March 9.

UC continues home stand vs LeMoyne

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Draw the contact Shareese Ulis scored 17 points in Cincinnati’s upset victory against South Florida in the first round of the 2010 Big East Tournament March 5.

Rutgers ends Cincy’s tourney run, season Tom Skeen the news record

After a first-round upset against the University of South Florida in the Big East Tournament, the University of Cincinnati women’s basketball team wrapped up the 2009-10 season after losing in the second round to Rutgers University 70-44 Saturday, March 6, in Hartford, Conn. The Bearcats lost to USF by 17 points in their regular season match-up, but controlled the game and earned a 63-51 victory Friday, March 5. It was the second consecutive year where the Cats earned a first-round victory in the Big East Tournament. UC defeated Marquette 60-54 last season. Senior Kahla Roudebush scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds against the Bulls, while junior Shareese Ulis added 17 points.

“They play and pride themselves on stingy defense, but the difference was they were making shots.”

The University of Cincinnati baseball team is set to continue an 11-game home stand at 4 p.m., March 10, against LeMoyne College at Marge Schott Stadium. Cincinnati (5-4) won two of three games against Youngstown State in its first home series, scoring 27 runs against the Penguins March 5 through March 7. Junior outfielder Mikel Huston went 8 for 11 in the series, boosting his season average to .550. In the Bearcats 7-6 win Sunday, March 7, Beach Brooks had his second pinch-hit walk off at bat of the season. His first came against Purdue, and the most recent was a sacrifice fly to right-center field. “I thought it was a good Youngstown team, we had to scrap to find a way to win the series, which we did,” said UC head coach Brian Cleary. “I thought for the most part we pitched really well and again played pretty good defense. Our bats are still a work in progress.” Senior Tyler Smith, in a 5-3 loss Saturday, pitched seven innings, striking out seven batters. Smith was close to polishing off a stellar start, but a three-run eighth inning home run wiped out his chance of picking up the win. Josh Godfrey will make the start for the Bearcats against LeMoyne. Godfrey, a junior college transfer from Wabash Valley, will make his second appearance and first start in a Bearcat uniform. In his previous outing, Godfrey went two innings, giving up three hits and three earned runs. LeMoyne College (4-6) located in Syracuse, N.Y., is the school’s only Division-I program. They have appeared in 16 NCAA tournaments and have had six former players in the Major Leagues, including former Cincinnati Red Tom Browning. “There are not an abundance of college baseball programs in upstate New York,” Cleary said. “I think they’re clearly the class of college baseball in the state of New York. It’s not a school that’s on the tip of everybody’s tongue, but everybody in college baseball knows how good they are.” LeMoyne swept by Louisville one week ago and will start Mark Kuzma (0-1) against Cincinnati. Kuzma has made three appearances this season, and in 10 2/3 innings he has an ERA of 8.44 and an opponent batting average of .404. LeMoyne has a team batting average of .256, and its top two hitters are Zach Wiley and Matt Marra. Wiley is hitting .421 with a team leading 16 hits, and Marra is batting .368 and leads the team with nine RBI’s. “I don’t know if they have a weak spot,” Cleary said. “I think it’s going to be a pretty balanced group.”

—Jamelle Elliott, uc head coach

Sophomore Shanasa Sanders was one rebound shy of a double-double as she hauled in nine rebounds and 11 points. It was one of the Cats’ better shooting performances of the season as they shot 40 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from behind the arc. “We were a different team,” said see Basketball | page 2

Eamon Queeney | the news record

swing and miss UC shortstop Chris Peters fouls off a pitch Sunday, March 7, against Youngstown State. Peters has a .211 batting average.

Cincinnati still searching for spring success Michael Vest the news record

The University of Cincinnati men’s and women’s golf teams both competed in their second tournament of the spring season, finishing in 22nd and 10th place respectively. The men’s team played in the USF Invitational and the women in the Rio Verde Invitational. Both teams are still getting into flow of the season after they spent the winter practicing at the indoor facilities in the Linder Center. “Here’s the issue that we fight being a northern school,” said men’s head coach Doug Matrin. “We head south and we’re playing against teams that have been playing, and we really use our first couple of tournaments to

get the rust off. Our kids have gone since Nov. 1 without playing golf outdoors.” Florida Southern College (-12) won the USF Invitational, beating out 22 other teams. The Bearcats got a little impatient on the course and didn’t chip as well as Martin would have liked. But Martin also said he was pleased with the way his team struck the ball during the weekend. Joe Kastelic and David Teppe tied for 68th; they both shot 10 over par for the tournament. Freshman Zach Bates finished tied for 85th at 13 over par, and Matt Ledom finished tied for 96th at 16 over par. Andrew Desmarais tied for 101st with a final score of 17 over par.

All the golfers who competed, besides Kastelic, were freshmen. The Bearcats were the only team in the tournament with four freshmen on the team. “Experience is something we’re trying to gain, so again we’re working on some good things we just have to keep working to try and get better,” Martin said. The women had five golfers compete in the 16-team field of the Rio Verde Tournament in Rio Verde, Ariz. Junior Bambee Dela Paz led all Bearcats with a 14 over par three-round score, recording six birdies. Jenny Linville tied for 37th at 23 over par for the tournament, and Kate Moore tied for 43rd with a score of 24 over par. | 513.556.5913

Kristin Price tied for 52nd at 25 over par. “I honestly feel like all the players put together rounds that are continuing to show improvement as we’re headed into the middle part of the spring season,” said UC women’s head coach Janet Carl. For the last seven holes Sunday, the field experienced cold weather and torrential down pours. Michigan won the team title with an 881, which beat second place Minnesota by 14 strokes. Next for the women is the Low Country Intercollegiate March 13 through March 14 in Hilton Head, S.C. The men will resume play at the Seminole Intercollegiate March 12 through March 14 in Tallahassee, Fla.

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