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Today is Monday, Oct. 8, 2007 Breaking News Faced with elimination, the New York Yankees rally to win and force Game 4.

Logan, Utah

Research from the perspective of a ghost writer

By ALISON BAUGH senior writer

Campus News

The Gallery Walk displays art at multiple locations in Logan.

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Features The Citrus and Sage offers fresh blends of coffee, art and music for all. Page 5

Upon arriving in Syracuse, N.Y., John Bul Dau had never seen the use of electricity and thought from the plane that either everyone had their cooking pots out or there had been a volcanic eruption and the city was covered in lava. This is just one experience Mike Sweeney, of USU’s journalism and communication department, shared with prominent Salt Lake City businessmen at the Little America Hotel during Sunrise Session, Friday morning. Sweeney, who worked with Dau to create the book “God Grew Tired of Us” from Dau’s memories of life as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, shared how his work still involves research. Sunrise Session is held four times a year and focuses on research at USU, while allowing the community to learn more about current topics. The meetings are sponsored by Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah. “This is a bit of a different focus,” USU President Stan Albrecht said while introducing Sweeney. While most people involved in research take years to become experts in their fields, journalists aim to become “instant experts” on the topic they are covering, Sweeney said. Interviewing is their primary tool for collecting, he added. Sweeney’s experiences with Dau were no different. After being commissioned by National Geographic to compile Dau’s memoirs, Sweeney said he read a shelf full of books on Sudan, the Dinka people and the Lost Boys. He also watched the movie “God Grew Tired of Us,” a 2006 Sundance Film Festival honor winner. After conducting a pre-interview with Dau, Sweeney flew to Syracuse to spend 10 days with Dau and learn about his past. Rather than head (J)ournalists aim to straight become “instant into the experts” on the interviewing, topic they are cov- Sweeney ering. Interviewing said he is their primary wanted make tool for collecting. to a connection with Mike Sweeney, Dau, and as they Journalism professor such, attended church together. While the two were from completely different cultures, Sweeney said the two hit it off by finding similarities such as having agricultural ties and attending the Presbyterian church. This is when the journey began, Sweeney


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Opinion “Knowledge is power and this type of power is not meant for the lucky few, it’s meant for all people.” Page 14

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Hector mendiola helps Sharon Perez, 9, the daughter of one of his students. Mendiola teaches English as a second language to Latino students at Logan High School. The program also helps members of the community who want training in computer literacy or to earn their GED. Mendiola said the program facilitates an immersion in English. NOELLE BERLAGE photo

USU extension helps Latinos earn diplomas Program offers classes in English and computer skills at Logan High School

By ALISON BAUGH senior writer

The first 23 students have graduated from a program supported by USU Extension to help Latinos finish General Education Developments and gain computer skills. The program is a combined effort of USU Extension, Logan High School, USU Community Credit Union, Monterrey Technological Institute in Mexico and the Mexican Consolate, said Hector Mendiola, who works for Extension and heads the program. When the Logan community began to be overwhelmed by Latinos in the English Second Language programs at local schools, Extension decided to help, said Chuck Gay, associate vice president of university Extension. “We really targeted our area of interest in working with public schools,” Gay said. Mendiola was a physician in Mexico before coming to the United States 14 years ago and since arriving in Logan has worked with both Logan’s native and Latino communities. He was well-established, Gay said, and Extension employees knew they wanted to hire him to help with the program. In 2001, the Agriculture Systems Technology and Education began teaching English in a computerassisted classroom to anyone who wanted to learn English. Retired Navy officer and nuclear engineer Fred Berthorng of Providence wanted to help the program. He designed 99 bilingual lessons to help the students learn 33 of the most-used verbs in the past, present and future tenses, Mendiola said.

A year later, Logan High School was in need of help with its ESL program and with increasing its Latino graduation numbers. Mendiola said he began working with the school using programs from the Extension services, and in the past two years, Logan High has seen about 90 percent of its Latinos graduate. “We facilitate an immersion in English,” Mendiola said of the program. High school students are able to come in during the day and after school. After school, they may be accompanied by their parents or other adults who are trying to gain the skills they need to survive in a technological world. Extension provided Logan High with about 20 computers, which the students use for interactive programs that teach English, Mendiola said. “In half a second, you have everything to make students feel confident,” Mendiola said. “Every time a student comes in, they will learn.” Then extension sent Mendiola to a conference in Mexico with the Monterrey Technological Institute. Monterrey Tech is a worldwide leader in distance education, Gay said. After Mendiola made connections with the institution, Extension moved its services to Logan High to better accommodate the students and provide the programs offered by the institution. Gay said Monterrey Tech agreed to waive the fee for the classes to allow the program to do a trial run for six months. “We tried it and it worked,” Gay said. Funding was needed to provide the service after the trial period, and that’s where USU Community

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Gallery Walk offers local art, food and music

Festival of Lights Diwali, the Hindu new year, was celebrated Friday. The Indian festival, also known as the festival of lights, honors the Hindu goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of fortune. The celebration at USU included dancing and dinner. Left, Srisurya Sidharthan, 10, performs at the festival. Below, those who attended the festival line up to enjoy traditional Indian foods. Many students wore traditional dress, as well. NOELLE BERLAGE photos

By AMANDA MEARS staff writer

Local musicians and artists gathered to showcase their work along Main Street and down Federal Avenue at the Logan Gallery Walk, Friday. Several local businesses featured exhibits ranging from oil paintings to hand-spun potpourri from local emerging artists. The list of businesses included Citrus and Sage, Global Village Gifts, Cafe Ibis, The Italian Place, S.E. Needham Jewelers, the AMC Gallery, Winborg Masterpieces and AVA Gallery. “It’s nice for the students and for the community,” said George Bradshaw, one artist whose work was featured in the AMC Gallery. Bradshaw said he is featuring a series of Halloween paintings especially for the Gallery Walk since it fell near Halloween this year. The AMC Gallery also displayed work

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Monday, Oct. 8, 2007


LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lindsay Lohan has checked out of a drug and alcohol treatment program in Utah that she entered in August, according to People magazine. Lohan, 21, left the Cirque Lodge treatment center on Friday afternoon, the magazine reported on its Web site, citing statements from her parents. “I’m proud of her. She’s moving ahead with her life,” her mother, The policy of The Utah Statesman is to corDina, told People rect any error made as soon as possible. If Friday. “Things you find something you would like clarified were getting out LOHAN or find unfair, please contact the editor at of control. She 797-1762 or TSC 105. took action. She took responsibility. She really needed to heal.” The exclusive center, which promises anonymity to clients, refused Saturday to confirm or deny the report. Calls to Lohan’s publicist and attorney were not immediately returned. Lohan’s visit to Cirque Lodge was her third trip to rehab since January, WASHINGTON (AP) – President a frenetic year in which she wrecked a Bush’s health secretary said Sunday he Mercedes-Benz, released the box-office does not expect Congress to override a veto on children’s insurance and warned Police services prepare to take away the damaged car in which Diana and Dodi Fayed were traveling in this Sunday, flop “I Know Who Killed Me” and was arrested more than once. Aug. 31, 1997 file photo. The British inquest into the death of Princess Diana and her companion Dodi Fayed opened Tuesday, that the popular program could be at “Now that she is going out into the risk unless Democrats restrain spending. Oct. 2, with the selection of a jury and the aim of concluding how the couple came to die in the crash a decade ago. AP Photo world, I can only hope for the best,” her In an interview with The Associated father, Michael Lohan, told People. Press, Health and Human Services In May, Lohan was arrested after Secretary Mike Leavitt said Bush would crashing her Mercedes-Benz into a be willing to provide more than the $5 tree in Beverly Hills. She was arrested billion increase over five years that he again in July after the mother of Lohan’s first proposed. He declined to say how former personal assistant called 911 to much additional money was possible. report that her car was being chased But in a warning to Democratic leaders PARIS (AP) – A decade after Princess Hotel to Fayed’s private Paris home In a bid to help the couple escape the by an SUV. The chase ended in Santa who have pledged to stick with their $35 Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed near the Arc de Triomphe. Dodi Fayed’s cameras, Paul, also deputy head of Ritz Monica, where police arrested Lohan for billion increase, Leavitt said Bush would were killed in a Paris car crash, a father, Egyptian-born billionaire security, had been called back to duty being behind the wheel. not waver despite attempts to override British coroner’s jury comes to the Mohamed al Fayed, has said it was to drive the Mercedes that would pick In both cases, Lohan was found in his veto last week. French capital this week to retrace the their engagement night. the couple up shortly after midnight. possession of small amounts of cocaine. An override requires a two-thirds lovers’ fatal path in an attempt to put Whether Diana and Fayed planned He was seen five times at the hotel’s In August, she reached a plea deal majority in the House and Senate. The to rest the dark suspicions surrounding to announce their engagement the next front entrance, where most photograon misdemeanor drunken driving Senate approved the increase by a vetotheir deaths. day – and whether she was pregnant phers were gathered, and went out the and cocaine charges stemming from proof margin, but the House fell about Although the events leading up to with Fayed’s child – are questions the back entrance three times before the the arrests. The deal called for her to two dozen votes short of a two-thirds the deaths have already been dissected jury must try to clear up. couple was whisked into the car. enter treatment, spend a day in jail and majority. The House has scheduled an in two lengthy investigations, the visit Mohamed al Fayed claims the couple Langevin, the photographer, said he perform community service. override vote for Oct. 18. Monday and Tuesday marks the first was murdered in a plot directed by did not know Paul and denied there Leavitt said the Democratic-controlled time an inquest jury has left Britain. Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s hus- was any elaborate ruse. Congress, not the Republican adminisThere are concerns over swarming band, to keep a Muslim out of the royal “It’s strange. There were 10 years tration, would pay the political price if paparazzi similar to those who pursued spheres. in which judges could have asked the the State Children’s Health Insurance Top Ten Good Things About Being A Late the couple in their final moments. The inquest, headed by Lord Justice question” about the wave, he said. Program stalls due to gridlock. Show Audience Member Where the 11-member jury will stay Scott Baker, is to determine when, “There was no connivance.” is top secret, and their exact itinerary where and how they were killed. It Langevin said he had been at the back 10– During commercials, Dave lets you while the court is “in session” in Paris opened last Tuesday and was expected of the hotel because of professional will not be divulged in advance. to last no more than six months. experience. A colleague was posted at pet his monkey It is known, however, that they will A French investigation concluded the front entrance. 9– The convenience of parking in midvisit the Place de l’Alma by the underthat the car was traveling at an exces“Henri Paul could have taken them EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) – President town for only $20 an hour sive speed and the driver had a blood out by the garage .... It’s a lottery,” he Bush on Sunday honored fallen firefight- pass where the Mercedes crashed and alcohol level more than three times the said. ers for their dedication and service to the the Pitie Salpetiere Hospital where 8– Get to see what the show is like before Diana died. legal limit. Tests showed the presence Lord Justice Baker released a batch nation. “It is very difficult to conduct this of two prescription drugs, including of photographs, including two unpub- they edit out deadly silence From the Sept. 11 attacks to Hurricane sort of visit where you are leaving the the antidepressant Prozac, in his syslished photos taken by Langevin that Katrina, “there were firefighters from protection ... offered by your own legal tem. may have been the last to capture the 7– Great chance to catch up on your sleep around the country there to help,” Bush A British investigation left it to the princess before the crash. One photo, said at a ceremony where he paid tribute system,” said a spokesman for the 6– Nothing inquest, who asked not to be named in coroner’s inquest to assign blame. taken as the car left the Ritz, shows to firefighters killed on the job. Neither the French nor British investionly Diana’s hair as she turns to peer “The bond between firefighters is obvi- keeping with British procedure. “All of 5– Thanks to audience discount, you can a sudden, we are about to walk down gations have blamed paparazzi pursuout the back window. ously unique. It is definitely a source of get a Late Show T-shirt for just 50 bucks streets in Paris with no legal authority ing the speeding car for the crash. Langevin called the release of the strength and a reminder that the work over those people around us.” Some British press reports, however, photos a betrayal of trust and said he here is a calling, not a job.” Under British law, inquests are held have seized on footage showing the was withdrawing from an agreement to 4– Late Show? I thought this was “Jersey A plaque with the names of 87 firewhen someone dies unexpectedly, viodriver waving in the direction of photestify voluntarily by video at the end Bo fighters who died in the line of duty last lently or of unknown causes. tographer Jacques Langevin, who was of the month. He said that after years of year was added to the National Fallen Diana, 36, and Fayed, 42, were killed at the back of the hotel with several court action, the release of the photos 3– In person, Dave is the spitting image Firefighters Memorial on the campus at of the late Buddy Ebsen colleagues. The reports have concluded could pose new problems in France. the National Fire Academy. The names of along with their driver, Henri Paul, when their Mercedes crashed in the that Paul may have tipped off photogLangevin was acquitted of invasion four others killed in previous years and Pont d’Alma tunnel shortly after midraphers about the couple’s plan to leave of privacy for the two photos. However, 2– Security guards know just how I like not honored before also were added. the hotel from its service entrance. he and two other photographers were to be frisked “It takes a special kind of person to be a night on Aug. 31, 1997. Bodyguard The wave, captured on one of the convicted and fined a symbolic euro firefighter,” the president told their fami- Trevor Rees was badly injured but 1– It’s like jury duty – when you’re done, hotel’s 43 security cameras, was among for photos of the smashed car in the lies and others in the audience. “It begins survived. you don’t have to go again for three years The group was heading from the Ritz dozens shown to the jury in London. tunnel. with a different sense of direction.”

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British inquest jury coming to Paris to retrace Princess Diana’s fatal path


StatesmanCampus News

Monday, Oct. 8, 2007

Clinton takes the lead Art: Local artists’ work viewed in Iowa poll; Edwards in a tie with Obama

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) – Hillary Rodham Clinton has taken the lead among Democratic presidential candidates in an Iowa poll, an encouraging sign of progress toward overcoming a big hurdle in the race. Although the New York senator is the clear front-runner in national surveys, Iowa has remained an elusive prize. She has been in a tight race with John Edwards and Barack Obama in the state that begins the primary campaign voting in three months. But her campaign has focused on boosting her appeal in Iowa, including two visits with her husband, former President Clinton, by her side over the summer. The effort appears to have paid off, according to the poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers that was pub-

Sen. Hillary rodham Clinton speaks during a meeting with local residents, Sunday, Oct. 7, in New Hampton, Iowa. AP photo

lished in Sunday’s Des Moines Register. Clinton was supported by 29 percent of the 399 respondents to the poll conducted Oct. 1-3, compared with 21 percent in May. Edwards and Obama are not far behind, ensuring that all three campaigns will continue their intense efforts in Iowa, which leads off voting in the 2008 primary contests. “I’m doing everything I can to earn the support of Iowans,” Clinton said during a stop in New Hampton. A standing room only crowd at a community center was warmed up by listening to disco hit “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now.” “I pay absolutely no attention to what any poll says or what any pundit on TV says,” the former first lady said. “I have absolutely no interest in that. Nobody has come to a caucus yet. Nobody has cast a vote yet.” While Clinton visited small towns in eastern Iowa, Edwards was in the midst of a four-day tour of the state that included stops in 17 counties. The new poll showed his support falling from 29 percent, good enough for first place in May, to 23 percent. That is a statistical tie with Obama’s 22 percent. The poll has a margin of error of 4.9 percentage points. Edwards told reporters in Davenport that he sees it as a close three-way race, with his two chief rivals rising recently because “they spend millions of dollars on television advertising.”

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The gallery walk friday featured local artists and businesses for visitors to tour. The walk included businesses like S.E. Needham Jewelers (above), Caffe Ibis, The Italian Place, Citrus and Sage and others. The Gallery walk is organized by the Alliance for the Varied Arts. TYLER LARSON photo

from former USU professor Marion Hyde. The AMC Gallery, like many other shops on the Gallery Walk, had candy set out for people to enjoy. “I like the free food part of it because I am a starving college student,” said Billy Wheeler, junior majoring in business marketing. The chocolate fountain with bowls of strawberries, marshmallows and cookies at S.E. Needham Jewelers was an especially popular attraction, and there was a constant crowd gathered around it for most of the evening. “We came across the idea three years ago,” said Gene Needham, owner of S.E. Needham Jewelers. “The fountain is always here, but we set out strawberries especially for the Gallery Walk.” Needham said he considers both the paintings displayed in the store for the Gallery Walk and the jewelry itself works of art. Needham said the store has been hosting exhibits for the Gallery Walk for several years. “We really enjoy supporting the arts and downtown activities,” Needham said. “We’ve

done it for years.” This year, S.E. Needham Jewelers featured “Western Wildlife,” a series of nature paintings by artist Kathy Ashcroft. The Logan Gallery Walk is organized by the Alliance for the Varied Arts, which restored the Thatcher Young Mansion and now uses it as an art gallery. The AVA gallery featured an exhibit called “Weavings of War,” which is made up of traditional textiles made by women in developing countries around the world. The exhibit was opened for the Gallery Walk but will be going on until Nov. 27. Local coffee shop Cafe Ibis displayed pages from “Small Scenes,” a series of 20 poems by late Utah Poet Laureate Kenneth W. Brewer, along the walls. Brewer, a former USU professor, collaborated with Utah artist Royden Card to make woodcuts to accompany the poems. From folk to jazz, the Gallery Walk also featured a sampling of local music. At Citrus and Sage, the Outwards Jazz Quartet played to small crowds gathered around, enjoying coffee and “The Dirty Series” by local artist Megan Anderson.

Extension: Program offers Latinos educational opportunities

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Credit Union came in, Gay said. In starting a new charter, the credit union was required to use resources to support a community program. When they heard what Logan High and Extension were doing, they entered the partnership, and Gay said since then, the program has taken off. Not only are the services of Monterrey Tech used in the program, but Mendiola said they use others such as Prep@ Net, Talk It! and others available from Open Course Ware, free information and lessons available online. All ages attend the program and can complete their GEDs or take a five-month course on basic computing skills. Most who take these courses need the skills for their job, Mendiola said. “It’s become a community center, not just an academic center,” Gay said of the Logan High room. Granite School District is looking at becoming another hub for this program, Mendiola and Gay said. They believe this will happen in the near future and said other schools have also begun investigating the program. Mendiola is the main teacher for the program and sometimes has volunteers come in, he said. If the program continues to grow, there may be more employees hired, but for now, he said he is doing most of the work. “I am always overwhelmed, but happy because the results (of the program) are remarkable,” Mendiola said. The 23 recent graduates show his work is paying off, and Gay said by giving these Latinos this education, they will EDGAR MENDIOLA, RIGHT, helps his father in the classroom. Mendiola’s students are from Logan feel more confident and be able to be more central members High School as well as the community and speak Spanish as their first language. The program is supported of the community. by many organizations, including USU extension, Monterrey Technological Insitute, Logan High School, USU Community Credit Union and the Mexican Consulate. NOELLE BERLAGE photo

PoliceBlotter Friday, September 28, 2007 • Police responded to 800 E 1200 North for a report of a lawn mower hitting a parked vehicle. A report was filed with USU Police. • USU Police responded to Fire Alarm at Reeder Hall in under three minutes. The alarm was caused by an individual cooking with oil on the stovetop. The alarm was reset and there were no further problems • USU Police responded to an intrusion alarm at the Business building where, upon arrival, no suspicious activity could be found. • USU Police responded to Valley View Tower on an emergency phone alarm. When police arrived there was no one in the area in need of assistance. The alarm was reset without further incident. Saturday, September 29, 2007 • USU Police responded to an intrusion alarm at the Edith Bowen Lab School. The alarm was sounded when an employee entered the building. The alarm was eventually reset. • USU Police responded to a car fire at the

Nutrition & Food Science’s parking lot. Police found the car to only be smoking slightly. Logan Fire responded and handled the incident. The owner had his car towed away. Sunday, September 30, 2007

Contact USU Police at 797-1939 for non-emergencies. Anonymous reporting line: 797-5000 EMERGENCY NUMBER: 911 It was returned to the residence it came from • USU Police received a report of the theft of a ceiling mounted projector from a classroom in the Business building. Police are investigating.

• USU Police are investigating a hit and run accident that happened in the Richards Hall parking lot.

• USU Police received a report of the theft of three couch cushions from the 1st floor of the Business Building. The cushions are gray in color and are leather. Police are investigating.

• USU Police responded to the Aggie Terrace on a report of an elevator alarm. Upon arrival no one was discovered inside the north elevator in need of assistance. Police observed that the cab lights inside the elevator where not working. There was a burnt electrical odor inside the elevator.

• USU Police responded to Mountain View Tower on an elevator alarm. Upon arrival it was discovered that there was an individual stuck in the east elevator. Police reset the elevator and the individual was able to exit without any further problems.

• USU Police are investigating a suspicious incident where a locked gate was found open and a it appeared someone had attempted to remove a sign at the Agricultural North Farms

• USU Police responded to the Aggie Terrace where an elevator alarm had been activated. Upon arrival police were unable to locate anyone needing police assistance.

Monday, October 1, 2007

• USU Police responded to Davis Hall on a fire alarm that had been activated by an individual who had burned some food while cooking. Police reset the alarm without further incident.

• USU Police were called by the complainant to investigate a suspicious incident near the Family Life Center on 500 North. A broken flower pot from a neighboring residence was located there.

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Briefs Campus & Community

Natural Resources Week activities lined up “Our Resources, Our Future: Choose to Make a Difference” is the theme for USU’s College of Natural Resources Week Oct. 8-13. Leonardo DiCaprio’s eco-documentary, ‘The 11th Hour,’ is a focal point of the week. The film plays at the Logan Art Cinema, 785 N. Main, Oct. 5-11. USU students receive reduced admission price on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Show times are 7 and 9 p.m. Activities for this week include: -Monday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ASUSU and the College of Natural Resources unite to host Cotton Incorporated’s national Dirty Laundry Tour: From Blue to Green. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., students can bring old blue jeans to the Quad to be recycled. -Wednesday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Exhibits presented on the Taggart Student Center Patio. USU professor Joseph Tainter speaks at 4 p.m. in the Biology-Natural Resources building, Room 102, and ecologist Gene Likens presents “Ecosystem Science, Environmental Change and Society: A Personal View,” from 6-7 p.m. in the Eccles Conference Center Auditorium. -Thursday, Oct. 11, 8-10 a.m. Logger’s Breakfast on the TSC patio. A fundraiser for USU’s Forestry Club, $3 per plate. -Friday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m. Golden Ticket Campus Clean-up, starting on the Natural Resources Building patio, participants will have one hour to gather litter around campus, with prizes to be won. Reduce, Reuse and Rock Concert at 7 p.m. in the TSC Auditorium. Featured bands include Viewers Like You, Rock Bandits and Ry Morse and Mo Eddie. Admission is $1 per person with a bag of recyclables; $2 without. The concert includes open mic time and a prize raffle. Aggies are urged to write songs about recycling, conservation and sustainability – and perform live. -Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-noon, service project led by Natural Resources Conservation Services Stream Restoration. Advance sign-up for the project is required. Volunteers can register in the CNR Academic Services office in the Natural Resources Building, Room 120. Volunteers should meet at 8:15 a.m. in the Natural Resources Building parking lot.

Retention symposium to be held on campus

{Think} Retention Matters is the theme of a new retention symposium, the first held at Utah State University. The Thursday, Oct. 11, symposium is sponsored by the office of the Provost and the office of Retention and First-Year Experience. All faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to attend sessions to be held in the Taggart Student Center. “Join colleagues from across the university for forums, workshops and panel discussions directed toward assisting colleges, departments, offices and individuals in their efforts to contribute to student success,” said Noelle Call, director of USU’s office of Retention and First-Year Experience. “This inaugural event brings together faculty and staff to facilitate a discussion of lessons learned and best practices regarding student persistence and retention.” Registration is available online (www.

Food safety specialist awarded $600k grant USU Extension food safety specialist Brian Nummer was recently awarded a $600,000 grant to enhance and expand the retail food safety consortium. The grant came from the USDA as part of $14 million in recently awarded food safety grants to researchers and educators at 17 universities for the purpose of improving food safety while reducing the incidence of food-borne illness. There are well over one million food service establishments in the United States. “This grant will bring research and outreach from Cooperative Extension to retail food-safety professionals,” said Nummer. “It will provide resources and educational materials that health inspectors, Extension agents and food safety professionals can use to make food safer in grocery stores, convenience store, restaurants and school cafeterias.” Nummer is overall project manager for the consortium and is responsible for enhancing collaboration between academics and professionals working in the area of retail and food service food safety and sustaining the consortium. He is also responsible for the identification of “proven” safe practices in retail food safety.

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Monday, Oct. 8, 2007

Poll: Hillary pulls ahead of competition

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“But, I think it’s much more important to Iowa caucus-goers to see you in the flesh – see you stand before them, look them in the eye and answer their hard questions,” the former North Carolina senator said. Clinton got one of those hard questions in New Hampton, and it led to a heated exchanged. Randall Rolph of Nashua challenged her for voting last month to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization. Some Democrats said they feared that such a designation could be interpreted as a

congressional authorization of military force in Iran. Rolph compared Clinton’s vote on the Iran measure with her vote to authorize war in Iraq. “It appears you haven’t learned from your past mistakes,” he said. Clinton responded that his interpretation was wrong and suggested that someone put him up to asking the question. The man said he did his own research and was offended that she would accuse him of getting it elsewhere. She apologized but insisted he must be looking at the wrong version of the bill. Their exchanged grew heat-

ed as he insisted the bill would authorize combat. Clinton snapped back, her voice rising, “I’m sorry, sir, it does not.” “I know what we voted for, and I know what we intended to do with it,” she said. She said it gives the authority to impose penalties. Many in the crowd applauded her in an effort to cut off the exchange, although afterward at least a couple others in the room came up to thank Rolph. He said he is still undecided about which Democrat he will support, but it will not be Clinton.

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said. Here was where Sweeney saw the United States from fresh eyes, those of a boy who had lived in a war-torn country his whole life. Dau came to the United States in 2001 after living in Sudan his whole life and never having seen a doorknob or showerhead, Sweeney said. He recounted the night Dau’s village was bombed during a civil war. Dau fled his home and found who he thought was his father. After hiding in the bushes all night, Dau discovered the man he thought was his dad was really his neighbor, Abraham. To find safety, the two fled naked and carrying no food, Sweeney said. They walked 500 miles to Ethiopia, Dau believing his family had died. There he became a Lost Boy, one of thousands of children orphaned in the war. The boys ranged in age from 3 to 14 and formed families. Dau was in charge of about 1,000 younger boys and, as a young leader, was in charge of burying the dead. “They were trying to make a life for themselves,” Sweeney said. Dinkas place a high value on family, education, hard work, sharing, taking care of others and wrestling or physical activity, Sweeney said. These Lost Boys continued to teach others these values, and when the opportunity came, they received education. “I started first grade when I was 18 years old,” Dau said in a quote from Sweeney.

Mike Sweeney, journalism and communications department head, spoke as the Sunrise lecturer Friday, in Salt Lake City. The Sunrise Sessions spotlight research at USU. photo COURTESY USU MEDIA RELATIONS

The United States began letting some of these Lost Boys come into the country, and Sweeney said Dau was excited when he saw his name on the list. He came to Syracuse and lived with a sponsor family, beginning a new life. After living in the United States for six years, Dau married a Dinka woman and started his own charitable organization, the John Dau Foundation. Interviewing isn’t usually the first research tool people think of, but Sweeney said for himself and Dau, it was the key to a successful book.

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AggieLife Make it a

Citrus and Sage, LOCAL COFFEEHOUSE hosts events such as Helicon West, parenting groups, Girl Scouts, and Alcoholics Anonymous. PATRICK ODEN photo

By DEVIN FELIX staff writer

Looking for jazz, coffee, artwork and a place to hold a Girl Scout meeting? Check out Citrus and Sage, an independent coffee shop now open nearly two years in downtown Logan. When Bart Weimer and his wife Nancy decided to open a coffee shop, both said they agreed they wanted it to be more than just a place for people to come, buy a drink and leave. “We’re really trying to create a European-style coffee house where people can come and relax, where people can come connect with their community their neighbors,” Weimer said. To meet that goal, the Weimers decided to let their restaurant serve as a venue for live music, art and community groups. A

local artist is featured in monthly art shows, and throughout the week the shop hosts live music, including jazz every Saturday night. Citrus and Sage also hosts Helicon West, a forum for local writers to read their poetry and literature, held every second and fourth Thursday of the month. “That’s been really good,” Weimer said. “We’ve really enjoyed our relationship with the people of Helicon West.” The Weimers keep the building’s attic open to community groups seeking a meeting place. Girl Scouts, parenting groups, Alcoholics Anonymous and other groups have all used the upstairs area forum, he said, which can seat up to about 50 people. The building the shop is located in was built about 100 years ago and was originally a house, Weimer said. In the early 1990s, it was converted into a bookstore, which eventually went out of business. The house came up for sale two years ago, and



the Weimers decided to fulfill a long-held goal of owning a coffee shop. “When this place came up for sale, we said, ‘It’s now or never. Let’s go,’” Weimer said. Nancy and Bart both had business experience, but neither had ever run a retail store, and they worried about being able to break into the market and build a clientele. They were concerned about nearby competition: Citrus and Sage is only about a block from Caffe Ibis, a long-established and widely adored coffee shop and roasting company. Despite these concerns, however, they opened in November 2005 and have seen their business double since then, Weimer said. He said they were also concerned when a Starbucks opened in Logan, but business

- See COFFEE, page 6

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Meet the Challenge


bout a year ago, my mom, brother and I crossed the finish line of the St. George Marathon, one of us with a broken foot. My mom, who was running her 10th marathon, had been training all summer and unknowingly got a stress fracture two weeks before the race. Not wanting to miss out on running after all her hard work, she decided to race anyway, not understanding why her foot was hurting so bad. By the end of the 26 miles, little did she know two phalanges were broken and she would be on her way to a long recovery. She would be casted for several weeks and then would move on to a walking boot without the bones fully healed. Her doctor found out within the first couple months that she had the beginning stages of osteoporosis and allowed her to attach a bone stimulator to her hip, which sent shocks to the phalanges to promote healing. It wouldn’t be until about six months later that her supposed 6-week recovery would finally be over and she could walk without her foot hurting and swelling. I don’t know how she ever crossed the finish line of that marathon. If she had known how hard it was going to be to simply walk, she may not have even started the race. Throughout the past 12 months, I’ve thought about her experience off and on and have realized that finishing is what life is all about, no matter how hard it is. There is no other feeling quite like finishing a marathon. You run until you feel like you could die and then you keep on going. When you come around that last corner and you can

see the arch of balloons and a cheering crowd, you know it was all worth it. All the shin splints, blisters and sore muscles you experienced over the months of training don’t matter anymore. You’re done. You made it. You’re still alive. By the end of 26 miles, somehow you’re actually more alive. The funny thing about marathons is that 99 percent of those who run them know they are not going to win anything. They know they aren’t going to get a trophy or be on the news for breaking a record. Many of them know they will never qualify for Boston. They run to prove to themselves they can. There are so many things we can do if we challenge ourselves. Life is too short to not be excited about it. At times we are going to participate in things that stretch us, but if we continue to push, we will eventually receive the things we want. When my best friend and I were 19, she moved to New York City to be a nanny. She had only been there one other time with her mom the year before. She didn’t know anyone and wasn’t sure what she would find there. Some of her other friends doubted she would make it in the big city, alone and so far from home and familiarity. She recently told me that first year she was out there was one of the hardest times of her life. She cried nearly every night. But she wanted to be there and had to wait it out to see what could happen. She recently started school and now plans to become an actress. She has everything she

- See CHALLENGE, page 6

Aggie said crumbs in the bed is her pet peeve Caught on Campus Christel Olsen Wellsville, Utah senior bio engineering Utah Statesman: Why did you come to USU? Christel Olsen: Because it’s instate, and it’s close. US: What is one thing you really like about USU? CO: Well, I like the environment we’re in, the mountainous terrain.

get you in and get you out. US: If you could have dinner with anyone, who would you choose? CO: Mother Teresa, umm... I don’t know. Maybe Alexander the Great, and I think it would be cool to meet Louis Pasteur. US: Would you go to a nudist beach?

CO: People honking their horn in their car, crumbs in the bed.

US: What is one of your favorite movies?

US: If you could go anywhere in the world, money no option, where would you go and why?

CO: “Red Beard” by Akira Kurosawa.

CO: Africa. It seems like such a different world, a different culture. Maybe Tibet too. I don’t like the cold.

US: How would your best friend describe you? CO: I don’t know, studious probably, determined, strong-willed.

CO: Sure.

US: What is your motto or theme for life?

US: What is one of your favorite places to eat in town?

US: What one word describes you?

CO: I would say just be true to yourself.

CO: Happy Sushi on 400 North.

CO: Well what I would like it to be is strong.

US: What is one of your most embarrassing moments?

US: Why do you say that?

CO: My most embarrassing moment? I don’t know. I have a hard time with that question because if something embarrassing happens I just try to laugh it off. But if I’m the first one to laugh at it, everyone can laugh at it too.

US: What is one thing you dislike about USU?

CO: Well, I just really value independence, a strong will, individuality.

CO: I don’t like how they want to throw you in an assembly line to

US: What are some of your pet peeves?

US: Do you believe in ghosts? CO: That’s kind of a tricky question because I think they exist. Whether they have any control or interaction with this realm, no. Like if I were to go into a haunted house, I’m not afraid because they can’t do anything.

Christel Olsen, senior in biological engineering said she values independence, a strong will, and individuality in herself and others. DEBRA HAWKINS photo


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didn’t suffer. Weimer said Citrus and Sage succeeds because it provides a different ambiance and meets different needs than other coffee shops in Logan. “No place in Logan had this combination,” he said. “It fits the area, and it’s gone extremely well.” Citrus and Sage has a lot of floor space and seating on the ground floor and a large outside deck. Tables, easy chairs, couches and bookcases are set about inside. Art by locals, much of it for sale, decorates the walls. Weimer said the shop has a very diverse client base: everyone from high school students to senior citizens. The Weimers want to make the store attractive to parents with small children, so they keep a stock of juices and children’s snacks on hand. A lot of USU students are frequent customers,

Weimer said. Many come to use the free wireless Internet connection or do homework. Once they discover the place, they tend to come back, both to study and to socialize, he said. Citrus and Sage sells Raven’s Brew coffee, a brand roasted in Alaska. All of their coffee is free-trade certified, Weimer said, which means the coffee farmers, many of whom are in third-world countries, are guaranteed a fair price for their coffee. Many of their coffees are also organic, Weimer said. Citrus and Sage sells more than just coffee, Weimer points out. It also sells a broad range of teas, including herbal teas, non-caffeinated drinks and desserts. Citrus and Sage is located at 130 N. 100 East in Logan. It’s open seven days a week.

CITRUS AND SAGE IS LOCATED at 130 N. 100 East in Logan. PATRICK ODEN photo

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could ever want just a train ride away. Her school is located near Juliard, Central Park and Broadway. In a few years, she may be singing on the stages of New York. As college students, we have so much to look forward to. We have so much life ahead of us. There will always be a number of things that stand in our way. We may get our hearts broken. We may not see the end of the road. Frankly, when we cross our finish lines, we may lose. A lot of us worry about money, where we should live, what major we should choose. The list of worries may never end, but the more you work

toward your dream, the more you have the chance of it coming true. I’m not saying you shouldn’t be careful. My mom probably shouldn’t have been running when her foot hurt like it did. Take breaks if you have to. Make sure you are on the right course. But also take risks. Find some sort of courage and motivation inside you that will push you as far as you think you can go and even farther to where you really can end up. Do the things important to you. Find out what makes you happy and what will keep you going. We are all capable of something. The key is to keep

moving. Keep running. Keep looking for that arch of balloons and the cheering crowd. It may just be right around the corner.

Manette Newbold is a senior majoring in print journalism. Comments and questions can be sent to manette. n@aggiemail.usu. edu.


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Check out – and if you dare, check into – these haunted hotels By MARY ANN ANDERSON Mclatchy-Tribune New Service, MCT

Boo! There are plenty of you who enjoy ghoulishly good Halloween getaways and things that go bump in the night. With the haunting season fast approaching, we asked the experts at Tauck World Discovery (www., one of the oldest tour, cruise, and safari operators in the world, for their suggestions of hotels they would consider among the world’s most haunted. Tauck surveyed its global team of more than 200 tour directors to solicit their “otherworldly” suggestions. “Our 200–plus Tauck Directors average over 10 years with our company and they travel in more than 60 countries,” said company CEO Dan Mahar, “so they have an incredible breadth of experience staying in luxury hotels around the world.” This is their list, through which you can, um, “haunt and peck” until you find one that suits your spirits: –Founded in 1855, the venerable Omni Parker House in Boston is the oldest continually operating hotel in America. A number of ghost stories are affiliated with the Parker House, particularly on the hotel’s third floor. According to one tale, a fo– rmer long-time resident of room 303 was known for his fondness for whiskey and foul–smelling cigars. To this day, guests occasionally complain about the smell of whiskey and cigars in room 303 – even after it’s thoroughly cleaned. Another frequent occurrence involves elevators being summoned to the third floor, without a button being pushed or anyone awaiting the elevator when it arrives. These eerie happenings rattle the nerves of some Parker House guests to the point when, according to the hotel’s Richard Donohue, guests will “from time–to–time ask to change rooms or floors, and even spend the night in the lobby.” –Tauck Director Britta Svensson nominated the imposing castle–like Chateau Frontenac, a landmark hotel in Quebec City, for a spot on the list. Svensson and several guests on one of her tours each saw a strange man sitting spookily on a hotel windowsill, only to have him suddenly vanish. According to the hotel, the apparition was likely

that of Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac, for whom the property was named. De Buade was a 17th century governor general in Quebec, who, upon his death left instructions that his heart was to be sent in a decorative box to his fiance in Europe. His distraught fiance was too grief–stricken to accept the unique memento, however, and it was returned to Quebec. To this day, de Buade is said to wander the hotel, still seeking to be near his beloved. –Guests on Tauck’s “California’s Gold Coast” tour spend two nights in the rustic yet luxurious Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park, but apparently some hotel guests have forgotten to check out – even after “checking out.” Tauck Director Cindy Walker adamantly refuses to stay on the sixth floor after having had strange experiences there, and that floor is thought to be haunted by the ghost of Mary Curry Tressider. Tressider was instrumental in the hotel’s development, and she lived in a sixth–floor apartment until her death in 1970. Shortly after she passed away, reports of an apparition moving about the sixth floor became common. When President John F. Kennedy stayed on the third floor during a visit in 1962, a rocking chair was placed in Kennedy’s room so that he could rock and help alleviate his chronic back pain. After Kennedy’s death, housekeepers began reporting seeing a chair rocking slowly in the room where the president had stayed – even though the room hasn’t been furnished with a rocking chair since Kennedy’s visit. –The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is a glorious “castle” in the Canadian Rockies. Tauck Director Ed Gans tells two stories of ghosts at the Banff Springs. The first involves a helpful bellman named Sam who frequently assists guests on the hotel’s ninth floor and then quickly departs – “almost into thin air,” as reported by one guest. Guests are invariably shocked to learn that Sam is a former hotel employee who passed away decades ago. The second story is a tragic tale of a young bride who, following her wedding ceremony, was descending a marble staircase in her bridal gown to the ballroom below. A sudden gust of wind tangled the gown’s long train in her feet, causing her to fall to her death down the stairs. Today the hotel still reports mysterious breezes on the marble staircase

Student fulfills college dream at 47 By LEA BLEVINS Tri-Valley Herald, MCT

BERKELEY, Calif. - A passion can drive you to do unexpected things. Going back to college at age 47 is a daunting task in its own right. Joining the university’s marching band – full of fresh–faced students in their late teens and early 20s – is another challenge all together. Alamo, Calif., resident Cynthia Erb is taking on both challenges to realize a pair of personal dreams. The 47–year–old retired investment banker has a lot of family ties to the University of California, Berkeley, but earned her own bachelor’s degree more than 20 years ago elsewhere. Following her retirement, she decided to indulge her long–term interest in design, taking classes at Diablo Valley College before applying to Cal as an architecture student. But before she was even accepted to the program, Erb started thinking about trying out for the Cal Marching Band after watching the band perform when she attended football games. In addition to a number of family members who have attended the school, both her father and gran–father played on Cal football teams. Lee Cranmer Sr., Erb’s grandfather, played from 1919 to 1921 on the “Wonder Team” that went to two Rose Bowl games in a row. Her father, Lee Cranmer Jr., was a member of the “Pappy’s Boys” team from 1949 to 1951. Erb felt the call to take her place on the Berkeley stadium’s field, but knew she wouldn’t be putting on a football helmet. Previously a clarinet player in her high school marching band, Erb decided it was time to brush up her music skills with the hope she would soon be wearing a band uniform. “It’s like riding a bike – you can always play,” Erb said. Her husband, Gordon, bought her a secondhand clarinet for Christmas last year and she took the ball – er, instrument – and ran with it. Gordon Erb may be encouraging and supportive of his wife’s choice, but the first thing that went through his head when she mentioned joining the band was, “Oh my God, not that,” he laughed. He knew school and band practice would take up an immense amount of her time. The Erbs have one son, Mikey, 16, who lives at home. Their other children, Andrea, 24, and David, 22, live in other parts of the state. After attending football games and watching the band on the field, Cynthia Erb got in touch with Robert Calonico, director of bands, and asked what he thought of someone her age trying

out. Calonico said older students – often in graduate school – occasionally try out for the marching band. He didn’t know for sure if Erb was the oldest student ever in the band, but the oldest in recent memory were in their late 30s or early 40s. Erb had to go to band camp and try out just like the other 235 members. Calonico’s major concern was making sure she would feel comfortable being in a group filled with students two decades or more younger than her. But so far, so good. “She fits right in,” Calonico said. “I think it’s great.” During the band practice on Maxwell Field on the north side of Memorial Stadium, the petite Erb looks like any other college student. Wearing athletic shorts, a “California Berkeley” T-shirt – her closet is full of them – and sunglasses with her hair pulled back, Erb marches to and fro with the best of them. “I don’t ever get tired,” said Erb, who has run marathons and competed in tennis as an adult. Erb is on campus five days a week – more if there is a home football game. After waking early to practice music and marc–ing at 6 a.m. at home, she arrives at Cal about 9 a.m. most days. Classes and studying keep her busy until 4:30 each afternoon when she gathers with the band for two hours of practice. Mondays are spent indoors learning songs and being tested on the music. Every other day the band is on the practice field learning to combine complicated marching combinations with songs of all sorts. Although she comes home every night to her husband and son, Erb still likes getting the full experience of being a student. She enjoys sipping a morning latte while hanging out on campus, which she said is more scenic than she expected. But she’s careful to mention that while she may be a regular student, she considers herself an “adult in the mix.” “I’m not trying to be a younger person,” Erb said. “I don’t try to do all the things that they do.” Fraternity parties might not be high on her to-do list, but Erb does try to get to know other clarinet players in the band through what they call “ `net bonding.” The Erbs had the `nets out to their Alamo home for a barbecue several weeks ago. Gordon Erb laughed about the times he tells people his wife is in the Cal band because they often want to know her age, thinking he must have married a much younger woman. “It causes such a stir with friends,” Gordon Erb said. Gordon and Mikey Erb attend all the home football games and get “nervous and excited” for her.

SOME HOTelS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD have built up spooky reputations over the years. DEBRA HAWKINS photo illustration

and occasional sightings of a beautiful woman in a flowing white dress descending the stairs or dancing in the ballroom. –A more playful spirit inhabits Room 523 of the five–star Grand Hotel Parco dei Principi in Rome, says Tauck Director Andrea Orri. “I’ve stayed at the Parco dei Principi about a million times, and each time I slept in Room 523 the lights would go on in the heart of the night and the curtains – with the window closed – would start moving,” recalls Orri. Like many Tauck Directors, Orri is frequently assigned the same guest room at a given hotel. Often these rooms have some aspect that makes them somewhat less appealing. They may be smaller than other rooms, offer a lesser view, or have more tendencies toward the supernatural. In any case, Orri became so familiar with the apparent poltergeist in Room 523 at the Parco that he eventually nicknamed him “Jimmy.” –The Toftaholm Herrgård in Toftaholm, Sweden, dates to the 14th century and enjoys a quiet setting by the eastern shore of Lake Vidostern. Room 324 at the hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of young man named Mats, who hanged himself from the room’s rafters in 1750. At the time, the hotel was the private manor home of a local baron, and Mats was reportedly an illegitimate peasant employed there as a stable boy. Mats and the baron’s daughter Ebba had fallen deeply in love, but the baron instead forced Ebba

into an arranged marriage against her will. On the morning of Ebba’s wedding, a devastated Mats took his own life. Today, according to the hotel’s Torbjorn Colfach, Mats’ restless spirit still haunts room 324. “Mats is very friendly,” says Colfach. “On the other hand, our guests report funny things, such as strange sounds, the unexplained movement of various things, and doors or windows being closed in the morning that were left open the night before.” –The Blue Room at the graceful Union Hotel Øye in Norangsfjorden, Norway, is supposedly haunted by the ghost of a local maiden named Linda. Around the turn of the century, Linda fell hopelessly in love with a count named Phillip during his stay at the hotel. Linda later drowned in an apparent suicide, after Phillip was unable to annul his loveless marriage and return to wed Linda as he had promised. Today, Linda’s ghost is often seen in various parts of the hotel, but most sightings occur in the Blue Room where she’d shared Phillip’s bed during his visit. Linda’s sad tale is one of the most famous ghost stories in all of Norway, where it has been documented in numerous publications. –The stunning Chateau Rochecotte in the Loire Valley of France was owned by the Duchesse de Dino in the early 1800s, and Tauck Director Nicole

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New magnetic treatment for depression studied, called TMS By BETSY MASON Contra Costa Times, MCT

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. –A potential new treatment for depression involving magnetic pulses applied to the brain is getting a closer look from neuroscientists at University of California, Berkeley. Known as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS, the magnetic therapy has shown promise in clinical trials, but scientists have little understanding of how it alters brain function. Now, Ralph Freeman and a team of graduate students led by Elena Allen at Berkeley have taken a big step toward demystifying TMS. They discovered that how the brain stimulation affects neurons depends on what the brain is doing at the time. Their findings could help psychiatrists better understand how to apply TMS. “We have to know how it works before we can know how to use it,” said psychiatrist Sarah Lisanby, director of the brain stimulation division at Columbia University in New York. In a TMS treatment, a paddle containing a coil with electric currents pulsing through it is placed on a patient’s scalp. The currents create a magnetic field in the underlying area of the brain, which changes the electrical signals sent by neurons. To figure out what exactly TMS does to neurons, Freeman’s team tested it on the brains of anesthetized cats, in the area that processes what the eyes see. Using a surgically implanted probe to measure the activity of neurons, they found that after a few seconds of TMS, the neurons fired more rapidly for a minute, and then slowed down for several minutes. But when the same pulses

STUDENTS WHO EXPERIENCE DEPRESSION have different options to look into, possibly including magnetic treatment. DEBRA HAWKINS photo illustration

were applied while the cats were exposed to black and white bars flashing across a computer, which can be registered by the brain even under anesthesia, the TMS had a different effect. Instead of boosting brain activity, it slowed neuron firing for several minutes. Though the Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved it for use on people, the agency is reviewing a TMS treatment device. The method has been approved in Canada, and is used in other parts of the world including Europe, Australia and South America. Psychiatrist Bret Schneider, a consulting assistant professor at Stanford University, has had success in his private practice using TMS to treat patients

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Duchesse may actually still be in residence. According to Kreigenhofer, a Tauck motorcoach driver named Michel awoke one night at the chateau to find a woman dressed in white floating above his bed, her long hair flowing around her. Michel was so paralyzed with fear that he was unable to move or scream. “From that night on,” says Kreigenhofer, “Michel would either stay awake all night with the TV and lights on, or he’d sleep in the motorcoach – he was too proud or embarrassed to ask for a different room.” After several sleepless nights, Michel finally told his story to the front desk and the staff thereafter always tried to assign him another room. Still, Kreigenhofer suspects that the experience had a lasting effect on Michel. “He retired last year,” says Kreigenhofer, “and I can’t help but wonder if that was what pushed him into retirement.” –The Langham Hotel has also

been popular with celebrities from Mark Twain to Madonna. But it’s the seven ghosts reportedly wandering the Langham that make it arguably the most haunted luxury hotel in the world. The Langham’s most famous ghost hangs out in Room 333, where a number of people have reported seeing a man clothed in Victorian evening wear. The ghost is rumored to be the spirit of a doctor who killed himself after murdering his bride while they honeymooned at the hotel. Other guests at the Langham have felt a cold presence and reported seeing an 18th century footman dressed in blue livery. Yet another apparition, with a gaping wound on his face, has been seen throughout the hotel. There have also been reports of a man in military dress, supposedly the ghost of a distraught German officer who threw himself from a hotel window just before World War I.

with depression that haven’t been helped by drugs. “It seems to effectively treat the depression in one–third to two-thirds of the patients who have failed to get better with anything else,” he said. About one–third of the patients Schneider treated with TMS for 45 minutes a day, five days a week for two to six weeks went into remission for several months. Another third didn’t get complete relief, but saw some improvement from the treatment. A third weren’t helped by the treatments. Some people felt stinging on their scalp for the first few treatments, and others experienced headaches. But only one out of several dozen patients wasn’t able to stick with the therapy. “It’s a tremendous relief. Patients have a hard time describing how wonderful it is.” Scientists hope that a better understanding of TMS could lead to treatments for schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. Freeman hopes his work is a step in that direction. One key will be to figure out why the treatments have a lasting effect on brain function, Lisanby said. “If we could understand that, we could really harness the clinical potential of TMS.”

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MondaySports Game 6: USU 37, Hawaii 52

Spikers sweep La. Tech in WAC match By USU ATHLETICS

Amanda Nielson recorded a match-high 14 kills to lead Utah State’s women’s volleyball team to a three-game win (30-19, 30-27, 31-29) against Louisiana Tech here Saturday night. USU improves to 9-8 on the season and 6-2 in the Western Athletic Conference with the win, while LTU falls to 6-15 overall and 1-7 in league play with the loss. Nielson, a senior outside hitter from West Valley City, Utah added nine digs and two blocks in the match for Utah State, while sophomore middle blocker Danielle Taylor (Springville, Utah) had eight kills and three blocks and hit a blistering .438 (8-1-16). Louisiana Tech was led by Shannon Phillips with 13 kills, while Kristen Fairbanks added 10 kills and 12 digs. Nielson led Utah State with six kills in the opening game as the Aggies hit .235 (13-5-34) en route to the 11-point win. Nielson added four more kills in game two as USU hit .226 (14-7-31) to record the threepoint win. Louisiana Tech hit .419 (18-5-31) in game two, but also had seven service errors to offset its high hitting percentage. The Lady Techsters seemed poised to extend the match after leading for much of game three, but USU rallied late by scoring the final three points for the three-game win. USU hit .196 (15-5-51) in game three, while LTU hit .239 (18-7-46). Utah State finished the match by hitting .216 (42-17116), while Louisiana Tech hit .196 (43-22-107). USU also recorded four more service aces (7-3) and three fewer service errors (13-10) in the match, while LTU had eight more digs (46-38). Utah State will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Nevada at 8 p.m.

Utah State quarterback Leon Jackson III (7) hands the ball off to tailback Derrvin Speight (21) during the first quarter in their football game against Hawaii at Aloha Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 6, in Honolulu. AP photo

Aggie offense shows up big in Hawaii, still no win

By SAMMY HISLOP sports editor

Those who like an offensive show probably liked the USU-Hawaii football matchup Saturday night—even if it did end Sunday at 1:32 a.m. Mountain Standard Time. The Aggies scored more points than they have since November 2003, but another fiery start was quickly doused by the 16th-ranked Warriors, who came away with a 52-37 victory. Though coming in as 39-point underdogs, the Aggies scored first and were tied at 10 with the Warriors after one quarter. The Warriors bounced right back with the arm power of Heisman-Trophy candidate Colt Brennan for 21 points in both the second and third quarters. The Aggies fall to 0-6 for the first time since 1984, have dropped 12 consecutive games, and are now 1-43 playing against ranked teams. The Warriors improved to

6-0. “I feel like every game we play we’re making progress,” Aggie wide receiver Kevin Robinson said in a response to some fans’ prediction that the team will give up after the loss. “We’re getting closer and making the games interesting. This team is not going to give up. We’re a whole team, we’re a whole unit. It’s a team. It’s a team sport.” In the first half the Aggies were fueled by a 100-yard kickoff return by Kevin Robinson for a touchdown and two field goals from Peter Caldwell. The most critical play on the Aggies’ first drive of the game came on a fourthand-one from the Warrior 36-yard line. Aggie senior quarterback Leon Jackson III kept the ball and took advantage of a wide hole made by the offensive line and scampered 30 yards for a first down. The Aggies, however, had to settle for a field goal. Brennan then led an eight-play, 81-yard drive for the Warriors that ended in a one-

yard touchdown run from Kealoha Pilares to take a 7-3 lead. That was followed up by Robinson’s 100yard return. The Warriors’ other field goal came after a spirited defensive effort by the Aggies. USU had stopped the hosts on a third-andeight from the USU 37-yard line. Warrior kicker Daniel Kelly then came in and nailed a 54-yard field goal that had enough distance to be a 65-yard kick. The Aggies’ lone three points of the second quarter were again on a field goal from Caldwell (this time from 36 yards out) which came at the end of a 10-play, 52-yard drive. It gave the Aggies their final lead of the game at 13-10. Within seconds the Warriors were back in the lead thanks to a Malcolm Lane 87yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Two minutes later, Brennan connected with wide receiver Davone Bess for a 22-yard

- See OFFENSE, page 13

Women’s soccer shutout in rainy match By SETH R. HAWKINS editor in chief

Utah State sophomore defender Lindsey smart (9) tackles the ball away from a Utah player in a home match Saturday. After a scoreless first half, the Utes put in two goals, dropping the Aggies to 4-8. DEBRA HAWKINS photo

Both USU and the University of Utah threatened to score throughout the first half of Saturday’s soccer rivalry match, but it took less than two minutes into the second half for the Utes to make those threats a promise, defeating the Aggies 2-0. In the past weekend, the Aggies faced arguably the two toughest opponents they will face this season. With the loss to Utah, the Aggies fall to 4-8 on the season, dropping four of the last five matches. Despite regularly shooting a high number of shots each game, USU has struggled to finish and be consistent, which has contributed to the losing record, Head Coach Heather Cairns said. “We can’t keep telling ourselves that we’re not 4-8, because we are,” Cairns said. “That’s where that mental toughness, that grit, coming out could have made a difference today. We could have been 5-7. Especially because I think we outshot them in terms of shots on goals. It was a good opportunity for us that we didn’t make the most of. You can tell yourself that we’re not a 4-8 team, but we’re not playing well enough to win games. It’s about playing for 90 minutes. The teams that can play for 90 minutes are the teams that can make the most of their opportunities and are the teams

that win, and we’re inconsistent in that area still.” The Aggies’ struggle to finish is evident in their season stats. USU has outshot opponents 162-151 this season, but the goals ratio is in favor of the opposition, as the Aggies lag 19-12 in goals on the year. The challenge to score and prevent opponents from scoring in the second half has been particularly difficult for the Aggies as they have only scored five goals after the first half, compared to 14 for their opponents. The cold, soggy battle against the University of Utah followed the pattern. The first half showed strong, dangerous attacks by both teams, but it was the Aggie offense that held a tight edge, placing six shots on goal compared to the Utes’ three. In the opening minutes of the game, USU fired off three shots, keeping the Utes busy on the defensive end. At the end of the half, six USU players had recorded shots on goal, showing the depth of their attack. The University of Utah had plenty of scoring opportunities of its own, but the USU defense, led by sophomore defender Lindsey Smart and junior defender Alyssa Lowry, kept the Utes from capitalizing on the deep penetration. The second half was an entirely different story.

- See SHUTOUT, page 13

Oct. 8, 2007

TouchBase Yanks’ win forces game 4

NEW YORK (AP) — Dangerously close to getting swept, the New York Yankees woke up just in time to save their season and perhaps Joe Torre’s job. Johnny Damon lofted a goahead, three-run homer in the fifth inning, rookies Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain rescued Roger Clemens and the Yankees rallied past Cleveland 8-4 Sunday night, closing within 2-1 in their first-round AL playoff series. Yankees owner George Steinbrenner blustered Saturday that Torre’s run as manager was in jeopardy of ending after 12 seasons — all concluding with postseason appearances. “I don’t think we’d take him back if we don’t win this series,” he told The Record of New Jersey. And it looked grim for Torre and the Yankees when the Indians chased an injured Clemens in the third inning, building a 3-0 lead as Trot Nixon homered, and Ryan Garko and Jhonny Peralta drove in runs. Damon had three hits, drove in four runs and started the comeback with an RBI single in the third off Jake Westbrook. New York, which hadn’t gotten back-to-back hits in the series, then got three straight oppositefield hits from Hideki Matsui, Robinson Cano and Melky Cabrera for a run in the fifth. Damon worked the count to 20 against Westbrook, then hit the ball on a high arc to right. As it cleared the wall to put the Yankees ahead 5-3, Cano raised both hands in the air down the third-base line and jumped twice. Damon went into a trot, and the crowd of 56,358 leapt with him.


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Hockey drops a pair to two in-state rivals

UVSC 4, USU 3 The stat sheet, or rather the two stat sheets stapled together, told the story of this game. The An awesome beat-down of Weber State alloted space for penalties on the first sheet only Division I’s best player by USU’s Paul Reinhardt got the scorekeeper through the second period, was the highlight of Utah State’s frustrating 4-2 and a second was needed so beauties like Walter loss at the Ice Sheet in Ogden. Voisard with highsticking, Jay McFadden with USU’s team captain Scotty John described the holding, or Kent Arsenault with slashing could be fight: “Usually coach doesn’t like fights and usual- recorded for posterity. ly we don’t condone them, but I’ll tell you what: It With puck-handling whiz Matt Geer and top was their best player, number 77 Spaten, and Paul blueliner Jordan Francom sitting out for personal reasons, and shutdown defender Reinhardt absolutely tooled him. Spaten grappled with him suspended for fighting against Weber the night a little bit and got his head between Paul’s legs. before, USU came into the game badly short-handWhen Spaten pulled his head out, he got his helmet ripped off. Paul threw a couple of nice lefts, ed. The absence of passers, skaters and shooters and he kind of turtled a little bit, so Paul got him on offense was apparent all night, as USU’s offense in a headlock and was throwing uppercuts and looked less like a finely tuned machine and more connecting. So basically Paul owned him. I heard like a mob of guys hacking at each other’s ankles Spaten’s face was banged up pretty bad.” with only a vague idea of where the puck was at Robert Sutherland, a forward for USU, added any given moment. that after fighting Reinhardt, Spaten “was a mess. It was Utah Valley State College’s style of hockey I heard he got a broken nose.” game – an ugly, simplistic version of hockey. Unfortunately, Utah State was unable to get Without adequate support to set them up, USU’s traction against the Wildcats for the rest of the top-line scorers like Winsa and Arsenault had to game. Penalties were a major stumbling block. try and manufacture goals by diving headlong “We got a lot of penalties,” John said. “This into the scrum and trying to whack the puck up whole weekend that was our main theme. We were into UVSC’s zone. unable to control ourselves when the other team “It was really hard to establish a flow tonight was controlling themselves.” because of the penalty situation,” John, who had Dan Cornelius got the start in goal and perone assist, said. “When you’re killing most of the formed well, though not well enough to get the night, it’s hard to get something going. Like you win. said, establishing something in their zone, we “Our goalie played unreal,” John said. “He was were having trouble, but like I said, it’s because we standing on his head, and the score could have were always short-handed, so I think the penalties been a lot worse than it was.” are something we have to deal with.” Utah State’s William “Swede” Winsa spearhead- The referees called penalties from the drop of ed the USU attack, prompting John to say, “Swede the puck to the final horn. Some of the penalties were necessary to keep the rival teams from played one of the best games I have ever seen him play. Swede’s skill level is just unreal.” Winsa and Ryan Osterheldt scored the goals for - See HOCKEY, page 13 USU. By G. CHRISTOPHER TERRY staff writer

USU Forward Kent Arsenault (22) takes a shot on goal against Utah Valley State College. Arenault was hampered by the loss of a few key players for the game. He also found himself in the penalty box after an episode near the UVSC bench. TYLER LARSON photo

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Boston Red Sox’s Curt Schilling ,left, celebrates on the field with Bryan Corey after Boston’s 9-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels in Game 3 of an American League baseball division playoff series in Anaheim, Calif., on Sunday. AP photo

Sox punch ticket to the ALCS with win ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Brilliant as ever in the postseason, Curt Schilling helped give the Boston Red Sox some time off. The way they’re playing, maybe that’s the last thing they need. Schilling worked seven masterful innings, David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez homered, and the Red Sox routed the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of their first-round AL playoff series. The Red Sox open the AL championship series at Fenway Park on Friday night against either the Cleveland Indians or New York Yankees. The Indians went for a sweep Sunday night at Yankee Stadium. Schilling isn’t the power pitcher he once was, but he handled the Angels with relative ease. Even when the Angels loaded the bases early, he escaped. “His style has changed, but the results in the postseason remain the same. That’s a real tribute to him,” Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said. “That’s what makes him special.” Schilling raised his postseason record to 9-2 in 16 career starts while lowering his ERA to 1.93, having allowed only 25 earned runs in 116 1-3 innings. “This is not a solo thing. You’ve got to have a team to make it work. That performance today was as much about John Farrell and Jason Varitek as it was about anything, as far as I’m concerned, and as far as my results,” Schilling said, referring to Boston’s pitching coach and catcher, respectively. “It’s been an incredibly arduous and long road and a process that’s had its peaks and valleys, but John has stuck with me and worked as hard as I’ve ever had a pitching coach work to get me to where I need to be,” Schilling said. “And Jason was flawless today.” The Red Sox joined the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies in sweeping a first-round series this October — this is the first time since the current format began in 1995 that it’s happened. Vladimir Guerrero and his Los Angeles teammates hit .192 as a team and scored a mere four runs in three games. “Pitching is everything, and our guys were pitching,” Ramirez said. “In the playoffs, you got to have pitching. Schilling’s the man. He’s got a lot of spirit, he knows what he’s doing out there and he came through for us today.” The Angels have lost nine straight playoff games to the Red Sox and seven straight postseason games overall. Boston beat the Angels in the last three games of the 1986 ALCS and swept them in the first round of the 2004 playoffs. Schilling was working in the postseason for the first time since the 2004 World Series, when his bloody sock became the stuff of baseball lore. The 40-year-old righty had been hampered by an injured ankle in the AL championship series against the New York Yankees that year. Team doctors stitched a tendon in his right ankle to keep it from flopping around, and he returned to lead the Red Sox to a Game 6 win that tied the series. The Red Sox went on to win Game 7, then the World Series against St. Louis for their first title since 1918.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Missing five starters, the Colts’ offense dominated the game and the clock, while a revamped defense played as stingy as ever. Kenton Keith ran for two scores and 121 yards in his first NFL start, and Peyton Manning threw two more touchdown passes as the Colts (5-0) headed into the bye week unbeaten for the third straight year. Indianapolis kept the ball an astounding 38:15 and limited the Bucs (3-2) to eight yards rushing and 74 yards in offense in the first three quarters, 56 yards coming on Tampa’s only meaningful scoring drive. It didn’t take Manning long to get started even without injured Pro Bowl receiver Marvin Harrison or running back Joseph Addai. He found Dallas Clark for a 10-yard TD pass on the Colts first possession, then relied on a grinding drive that Keith capped with a 1yard TD run — his first NFL score — early in the second quarter. Chargers 41, Broncos 3 DENVER (AP) — The Chargers handed the Broncos their worst home loss since 1966 by rediscovering their winning formula: hold onto the ball. Reigning MVP LaDainian Tomlinson amassed 140 yards, including 73 on three receptions, and backup Michael Turner added 147 yards on 10 carries, highlighted by a 74-yard touchdown trot along the Broncos’ bewildered sideline in the fourth quarter. One week after committing four turnovers, the Chargers (2-3) had none in ending their three-game skid by winning consecutive games in Denver for the first time since 1967-68. They handed the Broncos (2-3), losers of three straight, their worst home loss since the Kansas City Chiefs’ 56-10 thumping on Oct. 23, 1966. Ravens 9, 49ers 7 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and their crew suffocated San Francisco on all but a few plays, and Matt Stover made up for Baltimore’s near-equal offensive ineptitude with three field goals. Niners coach Nolan was the Ravens’ defensive coordinator for three years before leaving Brian Billick’s staff along with top assistant Mike Singletary in 2005, rebuilding the 49ers using many of Billick’s principles. But neither coaching staff could get more than a flicker of offense. The Ravens (3-2) didn’t get in the end zone despite outgaining San Francisco 315-163, yet they hung on with the franchise’s lowest point total in a victory since the former Cleveland Browns moved to Baltimore in 1996. Steelers 21, Seahawks 0 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The injury-depleted Steelers still were too much for the Seahawks. The Steelers (4-1) didn’t have their two best defensive players, their two starting wide receivers or much offense for the first half. Ben Roethlisberger, scrambling and improvising without his usual receivers, finally led three successive lengthy touchdown drives highlighted by Najeh Davenport’s runs. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh’s undermanned defense, missing safety Troy Polamalu and tackle Casey Hampton, dominated against Seattle (3-2). Roethlisberger bounced back from a two-interception performance in a 21-14 loss at Arizona the previous week to complete 13 consecutive passes. Starting receivers Hines Ward (knee) and Santonio Holmes (hamstring) didn’t play.

Cleveland Browns running back Jamal Lewis (31) is sandwiched by New England Patriots defensive back Eugene Wilson (26) and Patriots cornerback Ellis Hobbs (27) early in the first quarter of their NFL game in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday afternoon. Lewis carried once for 11 yards before leaving the game injured as the Patriots defeated the Browns 34-17. AP photo

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Offense: Ags put up most points since ‘03 -continued from page 10 touchdown reception. On the Warriors’ final drive backup, quarterback Tyler Graunke found the end zone on a oneyard run that had to be reviewed. Graunke replaced Brennan after he was hit hard by Aggie sophomore linebacker Paul Igboeli with 52 seconds remaining in the first half. Brennan returned in the second half for one series before limping off the field for the final time of the night. Brennan finished 19-of-25 passing for 219 yards. Graunke didn’t miss a beat for the Warriors. He ended up completing 9-of11 passes for 246 yards and three touchdowns. The third quarter highlight for USU was a 77-yard touchdown pass from Jackson to Robinson that cut the score to 27-45 for Hawaii. Each of the Warriors’ third-quarter scores were on pass completions—the first for 36 yards, the second for 20, and the third for 72 yards. Caldwell hit a 47-yard field goal with 5:21 left in the fourth quarter, and Jase McCormick found Xavier Bowman in the end zone for a 14-yard touchdown pass with 27 seconds remaining. Jackson finished the game 14-of-21 passing for 161 yards. He also collected 55 yards on the ground. Speight had 71. Utah State wide reciever Kevin Robinson (6) runs down field in the football game against the University of Hawaii in the second quarter at Aloha Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 6, in Honolulu. AP photo

Hockey: Key players were missing in loss to UVSC

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injuring each other. Some of the penalties had the crowd curious as to what game the refs were watching. And some of the penalties had the crowd absolutely frothing at the mouth. The most egregious injustice came midway through the second period, with the score 3-1 in UVSC’s favor. Arsenault was checked into the boards right in front of UVSC’s bench area, but when he tried to skate away, two Wolverines insulted the game of hockey by holding his stick. Arsenault pulled, they held, and then the lanky Canadian lost his temper and waded into the mass of UVSC players to retrieve his stick by violent means. “I figured they were holding my stick so I would go in there and give them a little shove to get my stick out,” Arsenault said. “The ref obviously didn’t see their instigator, but he saw the part where I came in with the push to get my stick.” The ugly little episode cost UVSC nothing, while Arsenault was hit with roughing and misconduct penalties and took a seat in the penalty box for a protracted period. “What can you say?” John said, “The ref’s only human, and he missed the call. A lot of us saw it and a lot of people in the stands saw it, but you can’t dwell on it. You have to get over it.” USU actually came back and tied the score up in the second period with a Maciej Michalik slap shot from the point and a Ryan Osterheldt powerplay goal assisted by John and Voisard. But with 4.4 seconds to go, UVSC’s Seth Armitage put the visitors up 4-3, a margin which would pass the test of the scoreless third period.

Greg Finatti, who started in goal for USU and made 39 saves, overlooked the messy penalty situation and USU’s critically undermanned lines, placing the blame squarely on himself. “I blew the game by three goals that shouldn’t have gone in the net,” Finatti said. “To win a game this year, you can’t allow a weak goal because we only score two goals a game if we are lucky. We haven’t scored all season unless we’re playing University of Utah.” Finatti reluctantly credited UVSC with playing a “pretty good game, because they knew whose head to get into.” Indeed, the incident in front of UVSC’s bench was not the only case of a UVSC player latching onto Arsenault’s equipment like a crab onto a rock. The big zeros next to Arsenault’s, and to an equal extent, McFadden’s, name in the scoring column were the largest contributing factors for USU’s loss. The only Aggie who had any measure of success playing UVSC’s pell-mell mockery of ice hockey was Ryan Osterheldt, who manufactured USU’s first goal by bursting out of the penalty box and pushing the puck deep into the UVSC zone, where Wolverine goalie Colin Stebner mishandled the puck behind the net. Osterheldt stayed relentless on the forecheck and kept Stebner scrambling until Jeremy Madigan could arrive to clean up the garbage and score the goal. “Obviously I’m disappointed,” John said, “but you win and lose as a team, so for what it’s worth, that’s all I can say about it.” -

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It started out much the same as the first half, with the Aggies making a beeline to Utah goalkeeper Lynzee Lee, but she scooped it up and sent the ball down field. The Utes’ leading scorer, Adele Letro, one of the best shooters in the Mountain West Conference, capitalized on a quick counterattack to pound in the first goal of the game from 18 yards out, her 13th score of the season. Smart said of the score: “She hit it long and I guess the forwards snuck through and it was perfect. They timed it right so she wasn’t offsides. I don’t think any of us were ready for it.” Not only were the Aggies not ready for Letro’s goal, but they weren’t mentally or physically ready for the shooting barrage that followed for the remainder of the half, Cairns said. “I think after the first goal, the tides changed,” Cairns said. “We came out relatively strong, but that goal was so early and so quick that we let down mentally today. We told them today, the team that’s going to be mentally the strongest is going to win this game. “I think we got spooked when we had all those opportunities and couldn’t put one in. We didn’t respond mentally well to that. We didn’t stay strong. We didn’t stay positive and stay hopeful. We kind of hung our heads when it didn’t go our way early, and it affected the rest of the game. So I think that was big.” The Utes mercilessly fired off 10 shots, half of which were on frame to keep the Aggies consistently on the defensive. The few shots USU got in the half came off fast breaks by a single player, taking deep, nonthreatening shots. The forwards struggled to get the ball forward and thus failed to score, Cairns said. “We didn’t possess the ball at all,” Cairns said. “We’re a better team when we connect two or three passes and go forward. We never connected two or three (passes). Our possession wasn’t there as well, which didn’t allow us to work the ball up to the forwards. It’s hard to do that in the rain. We didn’t respond well. We just gave up. We didn’t have the

fight for 90 minutes.” The lack of Aggie aggression showed itself again in the 55th minute when Utah defender Katy Reineke, who was the statistical game leader for the Utes, fired off a hard, angled shot from the right corner of the box to the left corner of the net to extend the Ute lead to 2-0. USU goalkeeper Ali Griffin lost her footing on the shot, leaving the net open for the goal. Demoralized, the Aggies failed to mount a truly effective attack the rest of the game and fell to their second straight MWC opponent. “It was all mental,” Smart said of the loss. “We didn’t come out. We had more shots than they did, or just as many, and we didn’t capitalize on them in the first half. We should have scored in the first half. I think people weren’t mentally tough to finish that game.” Cairns said the loss was particularly tough after a such a successful first half. “It’s just tough because you see glimpses of brilliance,” Cairns said. “The problem is it’s glimpses of brilliance and then it’s mediocrity or worse in some cases. It’s got to be glimpses of brilliance and good. You can’t have that big of a deviation in terms of the quality of your play because when you do hit those lows, you want your lows to be average. You don’t want your lows to be low and at times we’ve shown that we’re low, we struggle pretty bad.” The bright spot on her team, Cairns said, was the defensive line. “I thought (Smart) and (Lowry) really sparked us,” she said. “The difference between when we play well and we don’t is when we play, well, there’s a list of 16 players ... They’re all doing great stuff on the field. When we lose, the number of those go down. I felt that those two really stood out and battled their forwards. Their first goal was their special player. But I’m tired of saying that because we have special players too, but our special players didn’t come through. We just didn’t play well enough to give them the opportunities, and they didn’t play.”

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Bringing down the language barrier

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s the 2008 presidential election moves closer, the candidates are consistently asked about their stand on immigration into this country. This topic has turned into an ugly battle with both sides of the political spectrum calling for reform of some sort but ultimately leaving the voting public without clear answers. While many questions may remain, at least in Logan some of those questions are being answered, but not in the form that might be expected. USU Extension has teamed up with Logan High School, USU Community Credit Union, Monterrey Technological Institute in Mexico and the Mexican Consulate, to provide much needed education to the growing Latino population in Logan. The courses offered at Logan High School assist Latinos in gaining computer skills and in working to earn General Education Developments. This program is beneficial not only to Latinos but to the entire community by providing a higher level of education for the Latinos, which will improve their involvement in the community. The Latino population adds a certain depth and new dimension to Logan’s small, but growing melting pot. While some may not like the influx of immigrants, like it or not, they’re here to stay and they are part of the community. A good community doesn’t alienate select segments of its population, it includes them to add to the richness of community life. In this way, a community can work together to build better futures for children and adults alike. Up to now, the Latino population has by and large been a neglected segment of the community, largely because efforts have not been made to include these people. It is often argued that it is difficult to include Latinos because of the language barrier. While it is true that many Latinos struggle to learn English, in many cases this is because they are not equipped with the tools necessary to learn another language. Imagine trying to learn calculus after using nothing but basic math skills for more than 20 years. It would be extremely difficult. Likewise, learning a completely new language can be challenging for these people. The program offered by USU extension works carefully with Latinos to help them overcome this language barrier and bring them into the community more fully. Often these people are not confident in themselves because of their education gap or because they are afraid they can’t speak English very well. This program helps to lessen that societal gap. Sure it takes state money but look at it this way, if a larger segment of the population is educated, more jobs are able to be created and filled, providing a better way of life for everyone. In the long run it’s going to take more money out of the welfare system because people are empowered to get better jobs and live the American Dream. The first step is learning. Knowledge is power and this type of power is not meant for the lucky few, it’s meant for all people.


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arrived at college, she was shocked to discover how unprepared she was. “I didn’t know what I was doing,” Beth said. “I didn’t know how to operate the things in the laboratory experiments. I had never been taught how to use a microscope.” Beth had worked hard to prepare herself for college, but it wasn’t enough. “I’m so far behind that I just feel like it’s going to be impossible for me to catch up. I don’t feel smart at all in college. I feel — I feel like I’m stupid,” she said. Expectations for Beth and millions of other students must be aligned with the 21st-century demands of college and work, and we need to help students meet those expectations. While school districts and states clearly have roles in this issue, so do our national leaders. Our country won’t be able to address other major issues, such as the economy, the Iraq war, health care or immigration, if our high schools don’t adequately prepare the next generation of leaders. And our schools won’t improve until their problems are recognized. So far, the presidential candidates in both parties have yet to demonstrate the bold leadership and political courage Americans deserve. In their news releases, speeches and town hall conversations, they devote disturbingly little time to our nation’s education crisis. Sparking that conversation is the goal of Strong American Schools, a nonpartisan issue campaign funded by the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We believe that Americans have the power to improve millions of children’s lives by telling their political leaders — in the 2008

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Submit a letter to the editor at Punishments for violating the law are no news flash, especially those dealing with parking restrictions. The all-too-familiar parking ticket sits on some car windows because too much time has elapsed at the meter or a parking permit tag wasn’t displayed properly. Sometimes a car gets towed for being parked in the wrong place. But in this neck of the woods, booting seems to be the most popular enforcement method. Logan, especially near campus, has seemingly no parking spots available to guests, making it difficult to visit friends. The penalty for parking in these lots without a permit is booting – a giant padlock of sorts placed on the wheel of a vehicle to prevent the driver from moving without severe damage to the vehicle. To get the boot removed requires a $70 fee. Is booting the best form of parking lot enforcement? Is there a better way to handle this? Are the fines too much? Are students always in the right when it comes to booting? Or are booting companies just fulfilling their contracts with companies? What’s your take? Tell us at

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presidential campaign and beyond — that high schools matter and by demanding to know more about their plans for fixing them. When pollsters ask people about their priorities, schools are always near the top of the list. The problem is that the issues are complex, and people just don’t know what they can do to make a difference. If Americans can speak with one voice,

then the next president and other elected leaders will feel compelled to offer visions and plans that will help ensure that every child in America attends a great high school. There are 15 more presidential debates scheduled. Those are 15 opportunities to ask those who would be our political leaders to prioritize the preparation of every child in America for college, career

and life. As long as a million students are dropping out every year, and even bright young people like Beth Martin are not getting prepared for college, this is a conversation our nation must have. Melinda French Gates, a director of The Washington Post Co., is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Cameras: They’re watching -continued from page 14 you are recorded on a camera. And, this doesn’t count the eyes in the sky. Anybody can go on the Internet and get a satellite photo of their house clear enough to count the lawn chairs in the back yard. Don’t you think the government has access to even clearer, live satellite photos? This is a great way to catch the bad guys, but who’s to say who the bad guys are? I sort of doubt that everyone in charge of security cameras and their recordings is well paid, well trained and ethically pure. Who’s to say they won’t use what the cameras catch for unintended purposes? I’m sure that every couple who checks into a motel says they are married and up until recently all we had to dispute this were fake names on a registry. Now all the Mr. and Mrs. Smiths of the world are being caught on video at several spots in the motel. The trouble with security is that you have to trust the people in charge of security. Have you ever gone into a bookstore where you

are asked to place your bag behind the counter? The store owners do not trust you not to steal books, but you are supposed to trust them not to steal something out of your bag while you are shopping. How is this fair? Plus the Internet is one big repository of everything you have done, both good and bad, since the dawn of the Internet. Every keystroke buying something, every chat room, news group and every posted photo are all there forever. Throw in all the idiots with cell phone cameras and it is quite likely that you are being photographed more than Paris Hilton at the beach.

Dennis Hinkamp works for USU Extension Communications and believes it is okay to be paranoid when everyone really is watching you. Comments and questions can be sent to Dennis at dennish@ext.usu. edu.


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Worried manufacturers see the mortgage slump’s effects HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) – Doug Schock shook his head in disbelief while gazing at the empty bank of elevators, typically full as they shuttle thousands of buyers between dozens of showrooms filled with the latest styles in sofas, bedroom sets, and dining room tables and chairs. Not so this fall at the High Point Market — the twice-annual home decor and furnishings trade show that sets the table for what consumers will see in stores next season. “Those used to be packed. You used to have to elbow your way into showrooms,” said Schock, a territory manager for OneCoast Midwest Home. “I know the economy has been down since 9/11, but the housing slump combined with the weak economy, you have a double whammy.” More than 85,000 industry insiders typically descend on North Carolina for the market, at which thousands of vendors fill 188 buildings and 12 million square feet of showroom space with thousands of new products. While the High Point Market Authority wouldn’t release attendance figures for this fall’s gathering, it was clear from a walk through the market’s winding corridors that the industry is the latest casualty of the ongoing housing and mortgage lending bust. While some showrooms remained full of retailers hunting for next spring’s best sellers, many more were sparsely attended. Hundreds of sales representatives stood in doorways looking for customers, instead of participating in the traditional dance of hand-holding buyers as they walk though bedroom and dining room displays. “The furniture market is being affected by the mortgage crisis,” said Russ Ortiz, president and chief executive of Shine Home, a

Neighbors hug near where a law enforcement employee went on a shooting rampage Sunday, Oct. 7, in Crandon, Wis. killing six people and injuring a seventh before authorities fatally shot him. AP Photo

Off-duty deputy in Wisconsin kills 6, injures another before he is taken down CRANDON, Wis. (AP) – An off-duty sheriff’s deputy went on a shooting rampage at a home early Sunday in northern Wisconsin, killing six people and injuring a seventh before authorities fatally shot him, officials said. The suspect was 20 years old and worked full-time as a Forest County deputy sheriff and parttime as a Crandon police officer, Sheriff Keith Van Cleve said. He would not release the suspect’s name but said he was not working at the time of the shooting. A seventh shooting victim was in critical condition at a hospital in nearby Marshfield, said Police Chief John Dennee. A Crandon police officer who fired back was treated for minor injuries and released. Gary Bradley, mayor of the city of about 2,000, said earlier Sunday that the suspect had been brought down by a sniper, but Van Cleve would not confirm that officers shot the suspect. It wasn’t immediately clear what the suspect’s motive was.

The shooting occurred in a white, two-story duplex about a block from downtown Crandon. One of the dead was 14-year-old Lindsey Stahl, said her mother, Jenny Stahl, 39. She said her daughter called her Saturday night and asked whether she could sleep over at a friend’s house. Jenny Stahl agreed. “I’m waiting for somebody to wake me up right now. This is a bad, bad dream,” the weeping mother said. “All I heard it was a jealous boyfriend and he went berserk. He took them all out.” The State Patrol and the Crandon Fire Department detoured a steady stream of traffic from two blocks of U.S. Highway 8 in the downtown area. Some residents stood in nearby front yards. Marci Franz, 35, who lives two houses south of the duplex, said gunshots awoke her. “I heard probably five or six shots, a short pause and then five or six more,” she said. “I wasn’t sure if it was gunfire initially. I thought some kids were mess-

ing around and hitting a nearby metal building.” Then she heard eight louder shots and tires squealing, she said. “I was just about to get up and call it in, and I heard sirens,” she said. “There’s never been a tragedy like this here. There’s been individual incidents, but nothing of this magnitude.” The sheriff said he would meet with state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on Monday morning to discuss the case. Dennee said the state Department of Criminal Investigation will handle the case because the suspect was a deputy and officer. The Crandon School District called off classes Monday. The community, about 225 miles north of Milwaukee in an area known for logging and outdoor activities, is facing a trying time but is pulling together, Bradley said. “We are a strong community. We always have been,” he said. “This is agonizing, but we will prevail.”

table Sunday, Chrysler spokeswoman Michele Tinson said, adding that the two sides were making progress. “We remain optimistic,” she said. UAW spokesman Roger Kerson declined to comment on the talks. General Motors Corp. already has reached a tentative agreement with the UAW that GM workers are now voting on. The Job security is formally at the center union has not picked of negotiations between the the second company it will United Auto Workers and negotiate with, but talks with General Motors. Chrysler have intensified in

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WASHINGTON (AP) – To put it bluntly, Texas wants President Bush to get out of the way of the state’s plan to execute a Mexican for the brutal killing of two teenage girls. Bush, who presided over 152 executions as governor of Texas, wants to halt the execution of Jose Ernesto Medellin in what has become a confusing test of presidential power that the Supreme Court ultimately will sort out. The president wants to enforce a decision by the International Court of Justice that found the convictions of Medellin and 50 other Mexican-born prisoners violated their rights to legal help as outlined in the 1963 Vienna Convention. That is the same court Bush has since said he plans to ignore if it makes similar decisions affecting state criminal laws. “The president does not agree with the ICJ’s interpretation of the Vienna Convention,” the administration said in arguments filed with the court. This time, though, the U.S. agreed to abide by the international court’s decision because ignoring it would harm American interests abroad, the govern-

recent days. The UAW’s contracts with Chrysler, Ford Motor Co. and GM were originally set to expire Sept. 14. The UAW selected GM as the lead company and strike target and reached a tentative agreement Sept. 26 after a twoday walkout.



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launch a collection with as many (new products),” said Doug Bassett, a spokesman for the Virginia-based company. “We think the dealers’ appetite is less.” Schock said that with fewer people buying new homes, there is simply not enough guaranteed consumer demand for new furniture for retailers to invest in an inventory of the latest designs. “I can tell you that people are tired of being conservative. They want to spend money,” Schock said. “But if you don’t know if consumers will buy the pieces you sell, you’re not going to want to stock up.” The housing market woes come as the domestic furniture industry continues to struggle with the flood of cheap imports from Asia. After three years of growing losses and declining sales, Bombay Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month. Virginia-based Stanley Furniture Co. has laid off 200 workers and reported a loss in its most recent quarter. Second-quarter profits at Furniture Brands International Inc., the maker of Broyhill, Thomasville and Lane brands, were off 66 percent. The St. Louis-based company said in April it was closing three North Carolina plants and cutting 330 jobs as it continues to move production to lower–cost factories offshore. It recently said its third-quarter loss will be larger than previously expected due to the soft business environment and weak orders. “The housing downturn is going to lead to a weeding out of the weaker players,” said Morningstar equity analyst John Gabriel. “When things come back, that’s going to leave a larger furniture market for some of the stronger players.”

Court case pits Bush against Texas over death penalty for Mexican

Chrysler makes progress on contract DETROIT (AP) – Negotiators with the United Auto Workers union and Chrysler LLC have made progress on efforts to reach a new four-year labor contract, but a person briefed on the talks said Sunday that much work remains. “There are a bunch of committees” that have to reach agreement before a deal can be signed, said the person, who requested anonymity because the talks are private. Negotiators bargained Saturday and returned to the

California-based home furnishings boutique. “It’s definitely affecting some more than others.” Last year, before troubles in the mortgage lending business accelerated the worst housing downturn more than a decade, the nation’s largest furniture stores posted a 6.6 percent increase in sales, said Jerry Epperson, a furniture industry analyst with Richmond, Va.-based investment firm Mann, Armistead and Epperson. But U.S. consumer spending on furniture and bedding, the broadest measure of industry activity, is expected to grow by just 1.5 percent this year and 2.2 percent in 2008, according to a consensus industry forecast complied by trade journal Furniture Today. That would make 2007 the industry’s worst since 2001, when sales declined by 0.6 percent. “No one wakes up in the morning has to replace their sofa or dining room table,” said Epperson, who expects a flat to slightly down year in furniture sales, with the growth coming in bedding sales. “When people are worried about their mortgage or if their house will sell, furniture is a deferrable purchase.” There were still new products introduced at this fall’s market, including a push by several manufacturers into the trendy marketing of “green” decor — furniture made from materials that are organic, sustainable or recycled. Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co., one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of wood furnishings, even unveiled a reforestation program under which it will donate a seedling for every tree it uses each year. But the company also arrived at market with fewer new products than in years past. “We strategically did not

ment said. Texas argues strenuously that neither the international court nor Bush, his Texas ties notwithstanding, has any say in Medellin’s case. Ted Cruz, the Texas solicitor general, said the administration’s position would “allow the president to set aside any state law the president believes is inconvenient to international comity.” The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case Wednesday. Medellin was born in Mexico but spent much of his childhood in the United States. He was 18 in June 1993, when he and other members of the Black and Whites gang in Houston encountered Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Pena on a railroad trestle as the girls were taking a shortcut home. Ertman, 14, and Pena, 16, were gang-raped and strangled. Their bodies were found four days later. Medellin was arrested a few days after the killings. He was told he had a right to remain silent and have a lawyer present, but the police did not tell him that he could request assistance from the Mexican consul-

ate under the 1963 treaty. Medellin gave a written confession. He was convicted of murder in the course of a sexual assault, a capital offense in Texas. A judge sentenced him to death in October 1994. Medellin did not raise the lack of assistance from Mexican diplomats during his trial or sentencing. When he did claim his rights had been violated, Texas and federal courts turned him down because he had not objected at his trial.

This photo released Tuesday, Oct. 2, shows death row inmate Heliberto Chi who is scheduled for execution at the Texas prison Wednesday, Oct. 3, Chi, AP Photo


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- Latino Student Union Heritage Week, all day, TSC. - College of Natural Resources Week. - Cotton, Inc. Dirty Laundry Tour: From Blue to Green. Bring your old jeans to the Quad. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

- Latino Student Union Heritage Week, all day, TSC. - College of Natural Resources Week. - Professional Employees Association committee meeting, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., TSC 336. - USU Water Initiative Seminar: Geophysicist David Robinson, Stanford University, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Engineering 101. - Leonardo DiCaprio’s “The 11th Hour,” 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Student discount showing at the Logan Art Cinema. Admission is $3 student ID.

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a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Institute Cultural Center. All women enrolled in institute are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Everyone is welcome to a painting service activity on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. It’s at the Cache Employment Training Center at 275 W. 400 South, Logan. Engineering council is providing free lunch.

Religion in Life

Friday, October 12: Religion in Life with Vickey Pahnke Taylor at 11:30 a.m. in the Cultural Hall

Breinholt concert

URCO proposals

Peter Breinholt in Concert @ USU Performance Hall, Oct. 13, @ 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8, available at or “The Booktable Bookstore”

Undergraduate Research & Creative Opportunity (URCO) Grant Proposals are due to the Research Office by noon, Oct. 15. They may be submitted at Old Main 162 or electronically to For more information, see research/undergrad/urco.

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Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 & 13, IMA TOURNEY WEEK!! Sign up your 6-person co-ed volleyball team or 4-person co-ed basketball team in the Joseph Smith Lounge THIS WEEK!! Volleyball will be Friday from 8-10 p.m. in the Institute Cultural Hall. Basketball will be Saturday morning from 9-12 in the University First Stake Center (Toaster) Cultural Hall.

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More to remember ... • Major Fair/Preview Day, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., TSC International Lounge. • Girl Scouts, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Stokes Nature Center has a new program for area Girl Scouts. All troops are welcome to complete their Brownie Try Its - Animals here at SNC. This elective course costs $5 per scout. SNC is located in Logan Canyon, east of Logan, Utah, on HWY 89. Space is limited, to register, call

IWA conference

Saturday, Oct. 13, “One by One“ IWA Women’s Conference. Come listen to John Bytheway and Margaret Nadauld speak at 10

435-755-3239 or visit • Informational meeting for prospective MSW students, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. Old Main 121 • Choosing a Major Workshop. Wednesday, Oct, 10, 1:30-2:30 p.m., University Inn 102. Call Career Services 797-7777 To save a spot. • Dirty Laundry Tour, Monday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Quad. • Leonardo Dicaprio’s “11th Hour,” Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7 and 9:30 p.m. at the Logan Art Cinema. $3 with student ID. • Day on the TSC Patio, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. • CNR Speaker, Dr. Joe Tainter, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 4 to 5 p.m., @BNR 102 • Ecology Center speaker, Dr. Gene Likens, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6 to 7 p.m. @ E.C.C. Auditorium • The Logger’s Breakfast, Thursday, Oct. 11, 8-10 a.m. @ TSC patio. $3 a plate • Golden Ticket Campus Clean up, Friday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. @NR Patio. Free Aggie Ice Cream and Prizes. • Reduce, Reuse and Rock Concert, Friday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. @TSC Auditorium.

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