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THURSDAY | SEPTEMBER 23 | 2010
TALL LISTEN UP ORDER UC employee takes on Driehaus, Chabot Bearcats welcome No. 8 Oklahoma
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Ninth annual MidPoint Music Festival begins today
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Berns seeks First Congressional seat James sprague | NEWS EDITOR
A University of Cincinnati employee is taking the fight to incumbent Steve Driehaus as he campaigns to supplant him in Ohio’s First Congressional seat in November. Jim Berns, a lab manager at the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, is challenging Driehaus, a Democrat, and Republican Steve Chabot in his third campaign for the position. Berns won the first Libertarian Party primary in Ohio last March, defeating Jared Croxton to earn the opportunity to face off against Driehaus and Chabot. Among proposed campaign initiatives by EAMON QUEENY | PHOTO EDITOR
IN THIIS CORNER Libertarian candidate Berns is challenging incumbent Steve Driehaus for his congressional position.
Air Force, UC pair on research GERMAN LOPEZ | NEWS EDITOR
The U.S. Air Force has agreed to fund a series of new military studies for the University of Cincinnati. The deal will initially fund five research projects at first, but will be able to rise up to a ceiling of $24 million, according to UC Health. UC has had previous deals with the armed forces, but this plan is a unique opportunity, said Dr. Alex Kentsch, vice chairman for research in the Department of Surgery and director of the Institute of Military Medicine. “Most of the past agreements have been individual grants, but this is a cooperative agreement,” Kentsch said. One $1.3 million grant funded artificial skin research, according to UC Health. The new plan will be ongoing for five to six years, after which the “Air Force will review its investment to see how much they’re getting for their money,” Kentsch said. Kentsch seemed confident the deal would be renewed. “We have a pretty good track record so far,” he said. One study is using animal testing to look at the effects of high altitude on severely injured soldiers, and Kentsch claimed the study has already had some findings. “We found that soldiers with traumatic brain injuries can develop a second brain injury by being at high altitude,” Kentsch said. “So if someone has a brain injury, it’s important to keep them on the ground and out of combat.” Another study looked at the development and refinement of oxygen canisters, which can explode if a plane is getting shot at, Kentsch said. “One technology we’re using scrubs oxygen out of the atmosphere,” Kentsch said. If used successfully, Kentsch said the technology would make it so the Air Force would not have to carry oxygen in planes. INSIDE
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Berns are ending all taxes on profits, cutting the tax rate for all Americans by 25 percent, taxing and regulating illegal drugs and abolishing the Federal Reserve System. Ending of taxes on profits, however, is one of Berns’ primary aims. “It’s extremely critical,” Berns said.“If we tax profits, we are taking away a company’s ability to invest in new technology, research and infrastructure that all leads to employing more people.” Abolishing the minimum wage was another talking point. “Minimum wage cuts the bottom rungs of the economic ladder off,” Berns said. He was also critical of Driehaus’ approval on President Barack Obama’s health care plan. “You can vote for health care, but if there’s not any money there to pay for it, it’s kind of irrelevant,” Berns said. “People
NSF boosts Chemistry labs
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he University of Cincinnati and its outdated chemistry facilities have caught the attention of the National Science Foundation, which awarded a $1.2 million grant to the university to soup up three labs in Rieveschl Hall. Endowed by President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the funding will directly affect approximately 30 chemistry graduate students, their professors and undergraduate students who utilize these research facilities and tools. Patrick Limbach, Ph.D., former head of UC’s chemistry department, and university architect Greg Robinson spearheaded the grant proposal with the support of Sandra Degen, UC’s vice president for research. “Without question, this is an important grant for UC,” Limbach said. “It will modernize some of our chemistry facilities and does provide some outstanding
researchers with modern, state-of-theart research environments.” With emphasis on increasing productivity, the new labs were equipped with high-tech analysis capabilities, which are aimed to improve research at the university. UC has already received two grants from the ARRA for changes on East Campus. “The laboratories that will be renovated were opened in fall 1970, and they are an example of badly outdated infrastructure which seriously hampers the ability of these researchers to carry out modern research,” said Anna Gudmundsdottir, a chemistry professor. Power supplies, air temperature and airflow are some of the systems slated to be brought up to current requirements in the design and construction process. Organizers hope the renovations will begin during Fall quarter, and they expect the process to take between 12 to18 months to complete. The university has been given see CHEM | 4
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MOVING ON UP Three chemistry labs in Rieveschl Hall will receive the renovations and new equipment due to the National Science Foundation grant.
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don’t want socialized health care and there just aren’t enough working people to fund this.” He spent part of Wednesday morning distributing campaign literature to UC students on campus, accompanied by a plastic bucket with holes cut into the bottom of it — a symbol of the government pouring money into the country and having it leak right out. “I warned people about [the current economic situation] 30 years ago when I first ran for office,” Berns said. Berns has used other props such as tissue paper to represent government promissory notes and standing on street corners adorned with signage proclaiming, “Honk if you love the USA.” Berns’ campaign costs — which is at approximately $10,000 — are a drop in the bucket compared to Driehaus’ and Chabot’s, who will spend more than $1 million each on their campaigns, he said. see BERNS | 4
A NEW RESIDENT University Hospital named Dr. W. Brian Gibler as its new president and chief executive officer effective Oct. 20, 2010. Gibler has been a member of the UC community since 1989.
Dr. W. Brian Gibler has been appointed the new president and CEO of University Hospital and senior vice president of UC Health. James Kingsbury, who himself was appointed president and CEO of UC Health in August, appointed Gibler Sept. 20, and the appointment will be effective Oct. 1, according to UC Health. “[Gibler’s] training, experience and passion for University Hospital make him the ideal chief executive,” Kingsbury said. Gibler has been a practicing clinician and medical teacher since 1981, and has been with UC since 1989. Before that, he worked for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn., according to UC Health. Gibler found the Heart ER Program
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at University Hospital and acted as its director from 1990 to 1997, according to UC Health. He has also received awards from the Cincinnati Business Courier and American College of Emergency Physicians during his work at UC. “Dr. Gibler is the right person to lead the hospital, especially as we become UC Health,” Kingsbury said. UC Health is the successor of the Health Alliance, which was compromised of UC, Jewish Health Systems and Fort Hamilton Hospital and dissolved following an announcement in March. UC Health currently runs University Hospital and West Chester Hospital, which was formerly called West Chester Medical Center. Kingsbury also appointed Dr. Kevin Joseph as the new president and CEO of West Chester Hospital on Sept. 15.
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Colleges: Where all the money goes Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus | Los angeles times
At Pomona College, a top-flight liberal arts school, this year’s sticker price for tuition and fees is a hefty $38,394 (not including room and board). Even after adjusting for inflation, that comes to 2.9 times what Pomona was charging a generation ago, in 1980. This kind of massive tuition increase is the norm. In New England, Williams College charges $41,434, or an inflation-adjusted 3.2 times what it did 30 years ago. Southern Cal’s current tab of $41,022 is a 3.6 multiple of its 1980 bill. Tuition at public universities, in a time of ailing state budgets, has risen at an even faster rate. The University of Illinois’ current $13,658 is six times its 1980 rate after adjusting for inflation. San Jose State’s $6,250 is a whopping 11 times more. If you look at how that added revenue is being spent, it’s hard to argue that students are getting a lot of extra value for all that extra money. One thing colleges are spending more on
is athletic teams, which have become a more pronounced — and costly — presence on campuses everywhere. Currently, 629 schools have football teams — 132 more than in 1980. And all but 14 of them lose money, including some with national names. It’s true that alumni donations sometimes increase during winning seasons, but most of those gifts go specifically to athletics or other designated uses, not toward general educational programs. Another source of increased expense is administration. Since 1980, the number of administrators per student at colleges has about doubled; on most campuses their numbers now match the number of faculty. Here are some of their titles: senior specialist of assessment; director for learning communities; assistant dean of students for substance education; director of knowledge access services. Needless to say, these officials claim that they offer needed services. But let’s not forget that tuition pays for all these deans and directors; having more of
them means higher bills for students. Added tuition revenue has also gone to raise faculty salaries. We’re told such stipends are needed to get top talent, but we’re not so sure. In theory, all this extra tuition money should permit the hiring of more junior faculty, which might mean smaller introductory courses. But on many campuses, huge classes remain the norm. One reason is that most teaching budgets are consumed by senior professors. Amherst’s full professors absorb 77 percent of the cash available for fulltime faculty. At Berkeley, they sop up 73 percent. The cost of room and board has gone up sharply too, with charges often double or more in inflation-adjusted dollars. At Bowdoin and UCLA, they have gone up three times. Most college tours will show that student living standards have risen too. Rooms once had only iron cots, military mattresses and battered desks. Now suites are wired for electronic gear, with fully-equipped kitchens down the hall. As to dining, food costs may be lower than ever, but not on college campuses, where
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the quality of campus dining has become a marketing tool. The travesty of high tuition is that most of the extra charges aren’t going for education. Administrators, athletics and amenities get funded, while history departments are denied new assistant professors. A whole generation of young Americans is being shortchanged, largely by adults who have carved out good careers in places we call colleges.
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WASHINGTON — Partisan, pre-election squabbling Tuesday in the Senate blocked a vote on repealing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding gays in the military and probably delayed at least until after the November election the traditional annual debate on the nation’s military policy. Defense is traditionally one of the rare topics on which bipartisan agreement — or at least vigorous debate — is commonplace. An effort to break the partisan deadlock and begin formal debate on the $725.7 billion defense authorization bill — which includes funding for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars — failed Tuesday when 43 senators — 40 Republicans and three Democrats — voted against cutting off debate over whether to proceed to considering the bill. Democrats who voted no included Arkansas Sens. Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who wanted the bill considered immediately, voted no as a procedural maneuver so that he would be able to bring it up again. Fifty-six senators — 54 Democrats and two independents — voted to proceed with the bill, four short of the number needed. “We have no comment on the legislative process. This was an internal procedural matter for the Senate,” Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said. The legislative stalemate came after Republicans pushed to vote on blocking the repeal of the 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, while Democrats wanted to include in the defense bill a provision that would make it easier for high school graduates who had entered the country illegally to attain legal residency. “This is a cynical ploy to try to galvanize and energize their (the Democrats’) base,” said Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee. “In the case of the DREAM Act (immigration bill), the Hispanic vote ... and of course, the repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is an appeal to the gay and lesbian base.” Republicans dismissed the growing pressure to end the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which included recent support from pop diva Lady Gaga. “She’s not in the military,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. “I want to know from people in the military how they are affected by this (policy).” Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen has said the policy should be overturned.
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MEMORIES DIE HARD Opponents of the proposed Islamic cultural center near ground zero demonstrate in lower Manhattan, New York, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010.
HOMEGROWN TERRORISM Ken Dilanian | MCT campus
Homegrown radicals changing terrorism threat in U.S., officials say By Ken Dilanian Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON _ The rising threat from homegrown radicals makes terrorist plots against the U.S. harder to detect and more likely to succeed, top administration officials are slated to tell Congress on Wednesday. In written testimony to be delivered before the Senate Homeland Security Committee, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Michael E. Leiter, chief of the National Counterterrorism Center, each say terrorist threats have become more complex. “Homegrown terrorists represent a new and changing facet of the terrorist threat,” Napolitano said in the testimony, obtained in advance by the Tribune Washington Bureau. “The threat is evolving in several ways that make it more difficult for law enforcement or the intelligence community to detect and disrupt plots.” Leiter noted that there were more homegrown attacks or attempts in the last year than at any time since Sept. 11, 2001, when hijackers crashed airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. “The Internet has expanded as
It risks reinforcing the idea that the United States is somehow at war with Islam itself. —john brennan white house counterterrorism advisor
a platform for spreading extremist propaganda, a tool for online recruiting, and a medium for social networking with like-minded violent extremists, all of which may be contributing to the pronounced state of radicalization inside the United States,” Mueller said. A recent report by the Bipartisan Policy Center, the successor to the Sept. 11 commission, called it “fundamentally troubling ... that there remains no federal government agency or department specifically charged with identifying radicalization and interdicting the recruitment of U.S. citizens or residents for terrorism.” That is a major problem, said Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Connecticut independent who chairs the committee, and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, the ranking Republican. “We need to focus more deeply on the role of the Internet in violent Islamist extremism and reassess the adequacy of the tools and legal authorities we have to detect online plotting and radicalization,” Lieberman said. The hurdles are both bureaucratic and legal. The government’s counterterrorism
apparatus consists mainly of law enforcement agencies that see their mission as investigating threats, crimes and conspiracies _ not expressed radical ideas that amount to protected free speech. Mueller touted the FBI’s outreach to Muslim communities. Napolitano noted that the Department of Homeland Security is working with an array of 72 state and regional “fusion centers,” where state and local law enforcement officials with top-secret clearance have access to high-level intelligence and analyze reports of suspicious activity generated by cops on the beat. The Obama administration has thus far resisted any national program to combat radicalization similar to one undertaken in Britain, which is spending $200 million a year to “challenge the ideology behind violent extremism and support mainstream voices.” “It risks reinforcing the idea that the United States is somehow at war with Islam itself,” Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, said in an August speech.
D.C. ‘Daily Show’ rally to draw thousands of fans Matea gold | MCT campus
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TO RESTORE SANITY Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are hosting joint raillies.
WASHINGTON — The moment Shawna Riley heard Jon Stewart lay out his plans to hold a “Rally to Restore Sanity” on the National Mall Oct. 30, she raced to get online and book her hotel and airline tickets. The 41-year-old owner of an advertising firm, who lives in Marble Falls, Texas, described the event as “one of those we-gotto-be-there moments.” “I think people are going to be pouring in from around the country,” she said. “We’re tired of the fear-mongering in the mainstream media.” Stewart’s event — for people “who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat,” according to the rally website — is the comedian’s
latest mischievous gambit to send up today’s overwrought political discourse. This time, he is keying off the “Restoring Honor” rally hosted by conservative commentator Glenn Beck last month. Stewart’s faux nemesis, fellow Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert, will be holding his own counter “March to Keep Fear Alive” at the same time. But their fans are not taking it as a joke. As of Wednesday afternoon, more than 132,000 people planned to attend, according to the event’s Facebook page, while satellite rallies were being organized in Chicago, Seattle, Austin and other cities. Those who have signed up are embracing the rally as the beginning of a new political movement.
“Finally, a voice for the people in the middle,” a high school senior from Ohio posted on Facebook. “I know people like me are frustrated at seeing what’s going on with the Tea Party and the amount of press they’re getting,” said Jim Baum, 55, a private building inspector and farmer who is organizing a Rally to Restore Sanity in Seattle. “It’s getting shown as if it’s more of a trend nationally than it actually is. A lot of us would like to counter those people.” But Stewart, of course, is a comedian, not a political leader, and it remains unclear exactly what his fans are going to get when they assemble on the National Mall. While the event is still in the
planning stages, people familiar with the discussions said it will be about entertainment, not a political call-to-action. Stewart said as much when pressed about it on “The Daily Show” earlier this week by his guest, former President Jimmy Carter. “I heard about a rally,” Carter said. “So you’re getting involved in politics?” “No,” Stewart replied. “But it’s going to be pretty funny. It’s going to be a good skit.” The comedian, on tour to promote his newest book, told Oprah Winfrey Tuesday that he has no intention of ever running for office. Still, in hosting the rally, Stewart appears to be moving closer to participating in the very establishment he lampoons.
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From chem | 1 36 months to complete the project. The refurbished labs will be specifically modified for inorganic synthesis, laser spectroscopy, computational chemistry and other computerbased research. “The renovation of this laboratory space fits well with [UC] President [Greg] Williams’ new UC2019 plan, which places emphasis on research and involvement of undergraduate students in research,” Gudmundsdottir said. Besides advancing the labs in technological terms, work space area will be increased, which will enable researchers to conduct time-resolved certain experiments that were unfeasible before. The increase in space will also be to the advantage of the members of the theoretical chemistry faculty, whose computer clusters will finally be given a work environment with ample space. In the past, Ruxandra Dima, an assistant
professor of chemistry at UC, has had her results hindered due to computer overheating problems. Dima hopes that the speed of data acquisition will increase and the problems will phase out. “Being able to conduct timely computational-based research on increasingly complex molecular systems will likely foster crossdisciplinary collaborations with computational groups with complementary expertise as envisioned by the Computational Sciences Institute initiative at the University of Cincinnati and with experimental research groups,” Dima said. Currently only students working with Bill Connick, an associate chemistry professor in the synthetic lab, have been relocated to Crosley Tower until the new labs are completed. “Given our department’s success in attracting outstanding young researchers, these facilities will continue to increase the prestige and stature of the department, college and university,” Limbach said.
From FOOTBALL | 10 ball 77 times this season and is averaging more than 120 yards per game. Murray ran for 88 yards and one touchdown in the only previous meeting between the two schools — a 52-26 Sooners win in Norman, Okla., in 2008. “[Murray] does so many different things for them,” Jones said.“From the return game aspect to the running game aspect, he’s a difference maker. He’s got the ability to take any play, anywhere you’re at on the field, to make it an explosive play and turn it into a touchdown.” Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead will play Saturday against Oklahoma. The junior was kept out of the Indiana State game before a brief appearance against NC State. “He was still limited, but he’s had a couple extra days to heal and we practiced on Sunday and he looked great,” Jones said. “He’s going to be full strength, ready to go.” Senior tight end Ben Guidugli and defensive lineman Rob Trigg will both miss the game due to injury, and sophomore safety Drew Frey’s status is uncertain after he sustained a head injury against the Wolfpack. The Bearcats and Sooners kick off at 6 p.m. Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium in a game televised nationally on ESPN2.
From BERNS | 1 Despite the limited funding, the campaign has gone extremely well, Berns said, but he acknowledged that he is running against two political heavyweights. Berns has run six other previous campaigns for positions ranging from Cincinnati City Council to Ohio state representative. “It’s like Superman when he sees an injustice,” Berns said,
as to why he continues to run in spite of his record. “With the direness of our current situation, [the people] had to have somebody out there to talk about it,” Berns said. Berns will be taking part in the first of three public debates with Congressmen Driehaus and Chabot at the Waycross Community Media Center located in the Cincinnati suburb of Forest Park on Monday.
From kelly | 5 can’t offer. The Southgate House is also a great option for live music, often offering multiple performances in different rooms of the venue in one night. 8. Philadelphian bar owners: FX’s series, “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” boasts a dark brand of comedy that pokes fun at the absurdity of everyday life. With episodes from season five entitled, “Who Pooped the Bed?” and “The Gang Exploits the Mortgage Crisis,” season 6 looks promising for fans of the politically incorrect cast of characters. 9. Hardcore hunting: A balanced harmony of energetic screams contrasted with melodic vocals From SOCCER | 10 got great players and they’re well coached,”Williams said. The Cats are 2-0-1 when finding the back of the net before their opponents, but have struggled to score late. “I think we have to be able to continue to defend the way we have,”Williams said.“Usually we are known as a defensive team and we don’t mind defending. It is going to be very critical for us to score the first goal.”
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will always get my attention. After falling in love with bands like Escape the Fate, He Is Legend and Underoath in high school, impressive new bands like Asking Alexandria and Sleeping With Sirens have recently caught my attention. Talented new bands like these are worth searching for. 10. Anything new and different: In a world where bands form and break up over and over in an attempt to emulate MTV pop rockers and unnecessarily obscure indie groups, new artists with a taste for talent are hard to find. I’m open to anything new and unique, and ultimately spreading the word about any artists, productions or media that deserve recognition.
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Oh, for the love of lists Hey and welcome back, fellow students and media junkies. I’m stoked to finally be able to introduce myself as your entertainment editor for the year. I by no means fit in with the super indie scene (I like good music, but heaven forbid it become “mainstream”), nor do I boast encyclopedic film knowledge. I do, however, have a deep appreciation for creative, talented musicians who bring something new to the table. Music, however, is not my only love. Like every other girl on the planet (according to “South Park,” anyway), I’m an obsessive list-maker. Seriously, I’ve got a notebook where I organize my life with shopping lists, to-do lists, bucket lists ... you name it, I’ve got a list for it. I thought it would be appropriate to introduce myself with a list of 10 things I personally find entertaining. Throughout the year, I’ll be checking in with other top-10 lists, organizing the entertainment world one column at a time. Does that sparkle with everyone? 1. Gory fads: Zombies have taken over the media in all forms lately – zombie video games and movies are overwhelming the entertainment market, and metal bands are even getting in on the fad. However, films like “28 Days Later” and books like Max Brooks’ “World War Z” not only provide monstrous thrills, but question the goodness of humanity and peoples’ ability to prevail in the face of hopelessness. And, of course, it’s always fun to watch zombies tear apart the token jackass 30 minutes into a film. 2.Witty pop-culture perspective: If the book title “Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs” doesn’t get your attention, Chuck Klosterman’s hilarious perspective on the entertainment world will. A former senior writer for Spin, he has published five books full of previously unpublished essays, articles and celebrity interviews. His unapologetically personal writing style allows the reader to get to know him as a friend along for the journalistic ride. 3. Poetic lyricists: Cliché, illwritten words can, and often do, ruin a song. I personally don’t want to hear the same lame hook about heartbreak 20 times in a single track. That said, some of the most lyrically gifted bands I’ve listened to include, but are in no way limited to Brand New, Manchester Orchestra, Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s and Say Anything. Clever metaphors, biting sarcasm and flawless imagery only complement a strong instrumental foundation. 4. Suspense thrillers: I’m speaking, in particular, about M. Night Shyamalan’s latest release, “Devil.” It seemed impossible to make a film about strangers locked in an elevator for 90 minutes interesting, but Shyamalan pulled the story off flawlessly. The movie’s clashing characters and intricate detail led up to a thought-provoking yet conclusive finale. 5. High-tech comedy: What’s not to love about Daniel Tosh? He brings the Internet and television together in a perfect union of sarcastic comedy in his Comedy Central series, “Tosh.0.”We’re all watching strangers humiliate themselves via Internet uploads anyway – we might as well point and laugh together. 6. Nintendo nostalgia: Remember the good old days when a family could sit down to a nice game of “GoldenEye 007” after dinner? I’ll admit that I’m not a huge gamer; I just don’t have the attention span or handeye coordination to excel in that realm. Nintendo 64, however, will always hold a special place in my heart, as I recently discovered after a night spent rediscovering the joys of “Diddy Kong Racing.” 7. Kentucky music venues: The Mad Hatter club in Covington, Ken. hosts live shows with local acts opening for national headliners. The small, intimate stage allows audience members up-close and personal access to the musicians and smoking is usually allowed during the performance, a perk Ohio venues see KELLY | 4
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This year’s Midpoint Music Festival looks to be Cincinnati’s best yet. With approximately 250 local and international acts lined up, there will be no shortage of quality musical entertainment throughout the weekend.
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Three-day passes cost $39. The closest retailer to campus is Mole’s Records at 111 Calhoun St., right across the street from Panera. For more information on Midpoint Music Festival 2010, be sure to check out the event’s website at www.mpmf.com (and listen to the streaming music player that features the excellent performers), along with the full three-day schedule at www.newsrecord.org.
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Bleeding Through promote sixth CD Upcoming show holds promise for metal fans nick grever | STAFF REPORTER
Disheartened by less-experienced bands rising to fame quickly and then burning out, Bleeding Through crafted their most vicious album to date. Bleeding Through has been recording since 2001, recently releasing their self-titled album on Rise Records. Now, with a new label, a new subject matter and one hell of a chip on their shoulder, the band has been touring the country, showing fans exactly why they’ve been around for more than a decade. The tour will be stopping in Covington, Ken., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, September 25 at the Mad Hatter. Bleeding Through has assembled a varied group of openers to accompany them on their tour. Christcore warriors For Today joined the tour, hot off the release of their newest album, “Breaker.”The Word Alive also recently released their debut record, “Deceiver.” Also on the bill are mathcore mavens After the Burial and post-hardcore prodigies Dead & Divine. Dead & Divine is definitely worth catching earlier at the show. With a sound akin to later Norma Jean and early The Bled mixed together, their brand of hardcore is as catchy as it is heavy. Vocalist Matt Tobin has a solid screaming and singing voice, and he uses both to equal effect. Backing Tobin up are guitarists Chris LeMasters and Sebastien Lueth. Their axe work has a bit of Southern flair, garnished with plenty of headbang-worthy mosh riffs. A hardcore band with clean vocals and a keyboard player is so prominent nowadays that it’s almost stereotypical at this point. It would be easy to write off The Word Alive as just another copycat of a copycat. But to do so would cut out one of the few bands of their makeup that are actually worth a damn. These boys know how to write a song — clean vocals and all — and make it work. They’ve got the chops to be on this tour, keyboard be damned.
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METALHEADS MATURE MUSICALLY Bleeding Through’s latest album under Rise Records boasts brutality that’s sure to please their Tri-state fans. If you’re looking for a little more “breakdown for your hardcore dollar, For Today is your band. With more mosh-worthy breakdowns per song than any other band on the tour, For Today is sure to keep your feet moving. One of many Christcore bands rising to prominence nowadays, their lyrics focus heavily on their faith, but you needn’t worry about the songs coming across as preaching. Their newest album is called “Breaker,” after all. And break they do. Their songs will blast from the speakers like a sledgehammer, and if you aren’t moving with them, someone near you will be. The final opener, After The Burial, brings a new spin on the hardcore formula. With a mathcore twist like Dillinger Escape Plan with breakdowns, After The Burial’s sound is like no one other band on the tour. Their songs often start and stop, with a feeling of choppiness that’s meant to keep the listener guessing. It’s
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a credit to their technical playing and solid song writing that these auditory assaults are able to combine cohesively. They’re sure to prepare show-goers for the main attraction of the night. After more than a decade of playing and six albums, Bleeding Through has quite the catalogue to pull from and plenty of experience on stage from which to draw upon. The band has one of the most intense, high energy — and at times violent — shows you can see today. The unique mix of hardcore, black metal and punk rock shows a real progression in their writing process and the band will showcase that development in its set list. No matter what your favorite CD is, you’re bound to hear a few songs from each release. Combine that with their trademark live show and you’ve got one heavy night. After all, there’s a reason Bleeding Through has been around for more than a decade.
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Punishment can range from slap on wrist to jail time Declutter Should we only report your life for “serious” crimes to police — rape, physical assaults new year or robberies? What exactly Carly Tamborski | Staff reporter
Ah, autumn. The crisp, colorful leaves; the bright, cozy cardigans … it’s my favorite season for many reasons, but with the new school year comes one thing geeks me out more than any other: organization. I don’t know what exactly prompts it, but there’s just something about color coding and sorting before the first day of class that makes my heart sing. The coordinating folders and labeled notebooks give me a sense of calm before the chaos of 40-hour weeks at The News Record and a full course load takes over. It’s taken me years to get my organization down to the science it is now, and I thought for my first column of the year, I might share some of my sage advice with those of you attempting to start the year clutterless and in control.
1. Live by the color code From folders to notebooks to writing in your planner, there is no easier way to organize your school supplies than with a splash of color. I like to pick a color for each class to start off with: This year, my advanced reporting course is goldenrod and my psychology of gender class has been assigned a rich magenta. So that means my folders and labels reflect that color, and I use that color when I’m writing down assignments. The great part about this is for the rest of the quarter, I automatically associate that color with the class. It keeps my thoughts organized and makes it much easier to know which folder to bring to which class. I’m able to grab the right supplies at a moment’s notice, which saves me a ton of time.
It takes a lot to shock people these days. Landing on the moon, engineering a fetus’ gender, eating 68 Nathan’s hot dogs in 10 minutes — we’ve been there, done that. Unfortunate as it is, crime is another act people have mastered, and it has become so commonplace that we almost expect it. It happens every day, in every city. We just hope it doesn’t happen to us or someone we know. Should we only report “serious” crimes to police — rape, physical assaults or robberies? What exactly qualifies as something worth reporting? Do our moral or ethical beliefs play a role in what’s considered serious? No. Depends. And yes. Purcell Taylor has taught psychology at the University of Cincinnati since 1974 and currently teaches a course about sexual offenders and their victims. Taylor says the No.1 type of exhibitionism is what happened to me this summer. “Most of the time, the driver of a vehicle will look lost, and they’ll use that as their ruse,” Taylor said. “The victims want to be helpful, so they’ll approach the vehicle when it slows down, only to find the offender exposing himself or masturbating. “When the victim realizes what they’re seeing, they usually react with shock, which is part of the reason why offenders commit these kinds of acts. That’s very, very common.” That shock, along with sexual gratification,
qualifies as something worth reporting? Do our moral or ethical beliefs play a role in what’s considered serious?
are the main motives for offenders. This type of public sexual exhibitionism should be taken just as seriously as physical sexual offenses. Does it still count as a crime if a victim’s mentality is harmed or if a victim’s innocence is robbed, say if this happened to a child? “Exhibitionism is a very difficult area to define,” Taylor said.“When college students are out partying, and someone moons somebody, that could be exhibitionism. If someone pulls their pants down, society — or someone in it — might not like that.” Punishments depend on the circumstances for which the offender was captured, but usually consist of a meager fine or probation — slaps on the wrist. More serious offenses, such as exposing to a child less than 14 years, may merit jail time, community service or registration as a sexual offender.
“A child molester might become an exhibitionist, but an exhibitionist might not become a child molester,” Taylor said. I’ve never heard crime reports about an act of public exposure that severely affected a UC student or employee, but I often hear complaints about the sexual activity and “hook-ups” that go on in Burnet Woods. A student walks his dog, or a mom plays with her kids in the park and bam! Those adult concepts she tried to shield her children from until they’re older are suddenly dangling in their faces. “Keep in mind, there’s a small percentage of public exhibitionists that are women, but it’s not viewed as badly because in our society,” Taylor said. “Exhibitionists have been around for centuries and not all forms are viewed as unlawful. Society doesn’t outlaw certain behavior like exotic dancing which can be a form of exhibitionism that’s overlooked by society.” Crimes of public exhibitionism can occur throughout the year, but Taylor says UC sees a higher incidence of men exposing themselves to young women around campus during Fall and Spring quarters when people are out more and more energetic. Also keep in mind that offenses can occur through mediums like text messages, webcams and programs like Skype. Just about anything can be sexually loaded these days, but that doesn’t mean we have to be ok with that becoming commonplace.
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2. Clear out the clutter I have a major problem throwing stuff away — whether it’s an old homemade picture frame or a seashell from Florida, I have trouble pitching anything with the slightest sentimental value attached to it. But in the past year, I’ve started to realize how the clutter in my life makes everything much more difficult (I think I drew my inspiration from “Hoarders” marathons during the summer.). So as I moved to my new apartment, I made sure to go through everything — all that desk clutter I’ve automatically transferred from place to place, all the mismatched socks and worn out T-shirts — and just throw away all the extra. I donated what I could, but pitched anything I knew I wasn’t going to use. It was hard to let go of a lot of things, but with limited shelf space in my new place, every item counted. So work on that idea: Give yourself a limited amount of space — whether it’s a number or boxes or a certain area in your room — and use only that space for things you want to keep. Everything else has to go.
3. Plan on it Sure, the UC Bookstore ends up costing you way more money than you’d ever dreamed possible, but among the overpriced textbooks and iPads covered in drool (who wouldn’t want to play with one?) is one item every student desperately needs: a planner. Many students scoff at their free planner, pick it up because it’s free and then disregard it for the rest of the year. But guys, I promise you: this planner could be your best friend. Keep it open during class and jot down information: quiz dates, homework … where your lab see ariel | 5
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Experience best part of college years Welcome back — or welcome to — the University of Cincinnati. The News Record hopes you had a fantastic summer. We here have had a very busy break and, while we’re not here to bore you with talks of our debauchery, there is a reason for writing this message: Go out there and get some. Experience. Lots of it. Despite the overlaying myth that college is about partying, the freshman 15 and even studying, it’s not. If used as prescribed at least. Students at UC are lucky. More lucky than most realize. Due to the foundation a stonefaced, bespectacled man named Herman Schneider built, we had an unprecedented advantage. Co-ops, internships, medical stays and now the beginnings of the Undergraduate Student Government’s UC First initiative, which will get companies to commit to considering UC grads
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Fall means school, but also football Welcome back. Campus is crawling with more freshmen than anyone knows what to do with, parking is a nightmare and there’s nothing quite like your first class of Fall quarter. Papers, homework and projects will soon become the norm, but you’ve been waiting anxiously all summer for fall to finally arrive for one reason: football. Football is back, baby. And it’s the perfect cure for those back-to-school blues. Anticipation builds through the dog days of summer. Talk of two-a-days, training camps and a clean slate gives fans everywhere hope and reason to believe that for their teams, this season is the season. Everybody starts the year at 0-0, but records and rankings quickly change — some for the better, some for the worse. It doesn’t matter, as long as football is back. But whether your team wins or loses, having football back in your life fills the hole in your heart and the void in your soul baseball has never quite been able to fill the same way. Football season couldn’t come at a better time. After the summer loses its luster and baseball’s marathon of a regular season grows redundant, football is there. When school-supply shopping, overpriced textbooks, crazy professors and 15 credit hours threaten to steal your sanity, football is there. Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday every fall, football is there. Football was made for the weekend, but we wanted more so the game has spread in both directions on the calendar. Thursday night games get your weekend started early, whetting your appetite for the days ahead. It might be a match up between two college teams you have no rooting interest in, but football is football. Football is football, and no matter what the teams and level of competition might be, you can’t help but watch. High school football shines on Friday nights before college football and the NFL dominates television sets across America every Saturday and Sunday. Whether you like it or not, fall is for football. Football even knows you might get a case of the Mondays upon your return to work, with Monday Night Football providing the inspiration you might need to make it through the day. While waiting for football’s return, the middle of the week provides just enough time to talk about the past week’s results with friends, make your necessary fantasy football adjustments and preview the weekend ahead. But once there’s football being played, chances are you can find it being televised. ESPN has a handful of stations delivering games from across the country to nationwide audiences. ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox all make football a steady part of their broadcasting diet. And we eat it up. Even when there aren’t live games to be watched, you can catch a replay of the 1994 Orange Bowl on ESPN Classic on a random Tuesday night. Football doesn’t get forgotten — it lives forever. Although the thought of upcoming exams, syllabi and scantrons might have you annoyed at autumn’s arrival, remember one thing — one beautiful, aweinspiring thing we can all be happy about: football is back. Were you counting down the days to football’s return all summer? Has your season been spoiled already, or are you just happy to have football back in all its glory? Send Sam your antics on Twitter: @TheSamAntics UC vs Oklahoma
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eing Butch Jones hasn’t been easy. It might only get harder. The University of Cincinnati head coach has lost to Fresno State and North Carolina State in two of his first three games at
Cincinnati and has a date with No. 8 Oklahoma looming. “I think everyone understands the great challenge that our football program has this week playing a tremendous football team — a tremendous football program — in the University of Oklahoma,” Jones said.
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After a three-game road stint, the University of Cincinnati volleyball team will return home for a pair of matches Friday and Sunday at Fifth Third Arena. The Lady Bearcats return home riding a four-game winning streak after an undefeated road trip. “Any time you can win on the road, it’s good for us,” head coach Reed Sunahara said. “Any time you can win period it’s good for us.” Cincinnati started its road campaign in the Big East/Big Ten challenge Friday, Sept. 17. In their first match, the Bearcats recovered from a 0-2 set deficit to upset No. 5 Illinois. Cincinnati finished the tournament with a 3-0 sweep of Purdue University, then capped off its road trip with another sweep against Morehead State University. “Beating the teams we beat, I thought it was a great weekend,” Sunahara said. “I’m glad we came back 3-0 instead of 0-3.” The team’s success catapulted the previously unranked Bearcats to No. 25 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll
Anytime you can win period, it’s good for us. —reed sunahara UC head coach
for the first time since 2003. But Sunahara isn’t letting the team’s recent success go to his players’ heads. “We’ve got to take care of business,” Sunahara said. “It’s great to be recognized, but it’s the start of the season and if we don’t take care of business, it won’t matter.” Cincinnati begins Big East play at 7:30 p.m. Friday against Seton Hall University, then hit the courts at 2 p.m. Sunday in a match up against Rutgers. “I’m glad we’re at home because Seton Hall and Rutgers are good,” Sunahara said. “We can’t take anyone lightly. They run a little quicker offense, so we’ve got to get comfortable with that, but we’ve got to take care of the ball. If we can control our side of the net, I think good things will happen.” Good things have happened in recent seasons for Cincinnati in Big East play. In 2008, the team went 12-2 in conference to play to earn a share of the Big East regular season title. In 2009, the Bearcats again finished 12-2 to finish second in the conference. This season, Sunahara wants a Big East tournament championship — something that has eluded him through five years in the conference. “In order for us to win the Big East championship, we got to take it one match at a time,” Sunahara said. “If we can focus on one point at a time and one match at a time, I think we’ll be fine.”
The Sooners, winners of seven national and 42 conference championships, will make their first road trip of 2010 to face the Bearcats Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium. “This is a great test for us,” Jones said. “[They’re] a very, very talented football team.” The Bearcats have had nine days to prepare for Oklahoma (3-0) since their 30-19 loss in Raleigh, N.C., giving the coaching staff a chance to further evaluate its team. “Over the course of the weekend, [we] had some extra time to dissect everything that’s going on in our football program,” Jones said. “Not searching for excuses or alibis, but for reasons.” The lesson learned from watching Oklahoma footage is that the Sooners are deserving of their top-10 ranking. “They have instant credibility,” Jones said. “They have the respect of our players, and [our players] understand what they’re up against. You can’t lie to kids; they see the film. They know what they’re up against, but they’re also excited about the opportunity.”
A pair of teams looking for a spark will meet when the Cincinnati men’s soccer squad hosts Georgetown in their Big East home-opener at 7 p.m. Saturday at Gettler Stadium. The Bearcats have dropped their past two games after starting the season unbeaten through five games, while the Hoyas are in the midst of a four-game winless streak. In their last outing, Cincinnati lost 1-0 to No. 1 Akron in the Zips’ home stadium in the annual Akron Tournament. The 90 minutes were a little too close for comfort for the top team in the nation, as they had trouble breaking down the Bearcats’ compact backline while Cincinnati nearly tied the game. “I think we are disappointed with the result,” senior keeper Matt Williams said.“To be honest, we did a great job of limiting their opportunities and their scoring chances and we created a few of our own. You could tell that they were very frustrated with how
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NEEDING A WIN The Bearcats enter Big East play Saturday on a two-game losing streak. we were playing and what we were doing as a team.” Saturday’s game will be UC’s first since the return of students to campus for Fall quarter. The increased attendance could provide a stronger home
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HOT AT HOME The University of Cincinnati volleyball team has won 32 straight matches at Fifth Third Arena dating back to 2007.
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Jones insists the UC offense — including quarterback Zach Collaros and his offensive line — is continuing to improve. The Bearcats have yet to resemble an offensive powerhouse, but will face an Oklahoma defense Saturday that has allowed more than 400 yards per game this season. Cincinnati’s young defense will be tested by a Sooners squad averaging 35 points per game while ranking 18th nationally in passing offense. “We’re going to be tremendously challenged this week,” Jones said. “Oklahoma does so many things that stress a defense. They have tremendous tempo on offense.” Quarterback Landry Jones leads the unit and has thrown for 284 yards per game and seven touchdowns this season. “I really like Landry Jones,” Jones said.“I think he manages their offense exceptionally well. And what they ask of the quarterback is a difficult task in itself.” Senior running back DeMarco Murray has already carried the
advantage for the Bearcats. “[Having students back] is great for us,” Williams said. “I think a lot of the guys get really excited for that and I know I do. It’s good to start filling up the stadium again. If you look at programs like Akron and UConn, the fans are behind the goal and yelling and it gives them an extra boost.” The Bearcats will be out for blood with the memory of the Hoyas knocking Cincinnati out of the 2008 Big East Tournament still on players’ minds. “I think that is still fresh and all the seniors remember that game,” Williams said. “I think that will give us some extra motivation to step up and play our best.” Georgetown started the season 2-0-0, but has since gone 0-3-1 since. The Hoyas are battle tested and led No. 22 Pennsylvania before falling 3-1. “I don’t think we will focus on their record or what they have done in the past as much as we will on their personal. They’ve
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Dela Paz wins UC Fall Classic, Golf Season Begins The University of Cincinnati men’s and women’s golf team opened their respective 2010 seasons with strong finishes Monday and Tuesday. In the UC Fall Classic at Elks Run Golf Club, the Lady Bearcats finished third with round scores of 308, 305 and 300 for a combined score of 913. Senior Bambee Dela Paz led the team shooting rounds of 75, 71 and 71 for a combined score of 217 to win the UC Fall Classic. It was Dela Paz’s third tournament win of her career and her first since winning back-to-back tournaments her freshman season. Senior Jenny Linville and junior Kristin Price also had strong performances for the Bearcats, tying in 17th with identical scores of 235. The men’s team finished 15th in the Cardinal Intercollegiate at Louisville’s Cardinal Club. Senior Joe Kastelic led the Bearcats, finishing 51st and shooting 224 through three rounds. Both teams will travel to South Bend, Ind., for their next tournament. The women’s team is back in action Oct. 2 in the Notre Dame Invitational. The men next compete Saturday in the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic.