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Israeli artist presents work at U. lecture BY AMANDA GOMEZ CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Rutgers Quick Stop, located on Easton Avenue, no longer sells synthetic marijuana since Pamela’s Law took effect. ENRICO CABREDO, ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR

Bath salt use decreases after ban Abuse of other ‘designer drugs’ also reduced since Pamela’s Law passed BY SHAWN SMITH CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Incidents involving the use of overthe-counter designer drugs, known as “bath salts” and synthetic marijuana, have fallen by more than 66 percent since a ban made sale of the substances illegal, according to a report from the New Jersey Attorney General’s office.

The report notes that the measure, known as Pamela’s Law, made it illegal to purchase or possess products containing narcotic substances, New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said in a statement. John McKeon, D-27, and Linda Stender, D-22, of the New Jersey Assembly pushed for a ban of the drugs in March 2011 after William Parisio, who was thought to be

high on bath salts, killed his girlfriend, former University student Pamela Schmidt. A subsequent toxicology report revealed Parisio did not have drugs in his system, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow said. “It is unambiguously clear that here in New Jersey, synthetic marijuana and bath salts are just as illegal as cocaine or heroin,” Chiesa said in a statement. “Thankfully, the numbers demonstrate that our bans on these drugs are working.” SEE

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Sigalit Landau, an Israeli artist, delivered a lecture on her work last night at the annual Ruth Ellen Steinman and Edward J. Bloustein Memorial lecture. The exhibit, titled “The East Bound Salt Route and the Crystal Islands,” was presented to a full lecture hall at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in downtown New Brunswick. One of the primary ideas in the lecture consisted of using salt from the Dead Sea to create a bridge between the countries of Jordan and Israel, said Karyn Olsen, director of Communications at the Bloustein School. “[The project is] in a sense taking something from the environment that is dying and giving it new life by using it for the living,” Olsen said. Olsen said the lecture, which was accompanied by several pictures and videos of Landau’s work, centered around three themes — the preservation of animal species, the natural environment and the celebration of love, happiness and laughter — as tools of clinical medicine. The lecture was co-sponsored as part of the Institute for Women and Art’s umbrella project “The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society,” Olsen said. “The project is centered around the work of 24 contemporary feminist artists of Middle Eastern heritage who do not want to be pigeonholed by national or religious identities,” she said. Olsen said the goal of “The Fertile Crescent” project was to show students how artists are a part of a global culture that is able to transcend politics, geographic boundaries and even religious beliefs that have divided the west and the Middle East in the past centuries. SEE

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SEBS Governing Council outlines plans for semester Campus farmers market, study breaks among group initiatives BY HANNAH SCHROER STAFF WRITER

The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Governing Council kicked off a new semester last night with a few changes and new initiatives. The council hopes to make fresh produce more available to students at the University, along with introducing composting to oncampus residence halls, said Alessandra Looman, University Affairs representative.

Produce is currently only available through the University’s co-op and the Rutgers Gardens, neither of which is easily accessible to students via University buses or bikes, said Looman, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences senior. “We’re going to try to bring fresh produce on campus,” Looman said. Looman said that an on-campus farmer’s market would be more convenient and safer for students. Noah Dunn, public relations representative, said the council plans to offer breaks for students, starting around the first wave of midterm exams. The breaks, which would be coordinated with University Student Life, will provide pizza SEE

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Peter Canavan, president of the SEBS Governing Council, reviews changes in the council’s constitution last night. MARIELLE SUMERGIDO

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Wednesday, Sept. 12 Last day to add classes. The “LGBTQA” Fall Reception takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Rutgers Student Center multipurpose room on the College Avenue campus. The opening celebration features Bebe Zahara Benet, winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities hosts the event.

Thursday, Sept. 13 The Energy Policy Seminar Series begins its events with a lecture from Dr. Emily Carter from Princeton University on “The Role of Science in Solving Our Planet’s Energy Problems.” The event will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Alampi Room on 71 Dudley Road on Cook campus. The series is sponsored by the Rutgers Energy Institute.

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Student group hopes to give countries access to water BY IJEOMA ELEAZU CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The University’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders held its first meeting Sunday night to discuss ongoing efforts and semester goals. The executive board met at the Science and Engineering Resource Center on Busch campus, where they discussed making water accessible to countries such as Kenya, Thailand, Guatemala and local areas, like Camden. Elizabeth Silagi, president of EWB, said bringing clean water to villages and cities involves projects that last five years. Silagi, a School of Engineering senior, said students first travel to the site and do an initial assessment of a project that was given to them by a nongovernmental organization. “We speak with members of the non-governmental organization, as well as government officials and community members to make sure that there is a consensus that the need is actually there,” Silagi said. After the assessment, she said phase members of EWB work with licensed, professional engineers and faculty for two years to come up with an engineering solution regarding the acquisition, distribution and filtration of water in a specific location. Before implementation, members working on a specific project must present their solution to a board of about 10 engineers who

choose either to pass or fail their solution, she said. If the solution is passed, an education division of each project begins, where members teach both children and adults living in these rural villages about the importance of clean water and how to maintain the infrastructure that Engineers without Borders implements, said Sam Choung, director of development for EWB. “Clean water is such a huge issue, not only health-wise, but politically and socially,” said Choung, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences junior. About four students from EWB travel on every trip, which usually occur during the winter and summer breaks to keep from conflicting with school. Each year about 12 students in the University’s chapter do some type of traveling. Students usually travel for two to six weeks, Silagi said. The entire process is far from easy, and members of EWB work very hard to figure out a solution and then find ways to successfully implement it, Silagi said. “Another big thing is trying to get the community on your side — we do all of our own fundraising,” Silagi said. Although the organization solicits grants from the national chapter of EWB, as well as other engineering organizations, on-campus fundraising events include the “Holiday Matching Campaign” and an

Students share memories of 9/11 in fifth grade when the attacks occurred. She remembers being confused because her school sent everyone home and canWith the University being less celed all after-school activities than an hour from New York City, without explanation. many students recall where they She said she found out the were, what they saw and how World Trade Centers were attacked they felt on Sept. 11, 2001. after going to the local neighborSarah Stern, a School of Arts and hood store. Sciences sopho“I remember more, said she will walking home and never forget that “Over 10 years, every plane seemed day because her like it was flying a litmother, who I don’t think tle lower or was worked at the we’re any closer going to hit our World Trade town,” Klag said. Center, was one of to the truth.” University stuthe lucky few to BROOKE KLAG dents also talked make it out that day. School of Arts and about how they “She was runSciences Senior feel the country ning late to work has changed since that day and the attack. showed up toward “[The attacks have] scared peothe scene after the attack. I’m ple to the point that we scapegoat very fortunate. I don’t know what all Arabs and Muslims as terrorists I would’ve done had she showed and anti-American. Over 10 years up on time,” Stern said. later, I don’t think we’re any closer Stephanie Hafez, a School of to the truth,” Klag said. Environmental and Biological Nehal Housny, a School of Arts Sciences sophomore, said she and Sciences junior, said she was planning to visit New York believes Sept. 11 attacks were a City that day with her siblings. government conspiracy. “Me and my brothers were “I think it was an inside job. supposed to be at that exact They planted explosives in the area,” she said. “Who knows Twin Towers before there was what could’ve happened to us if an attack and the steel of the we would’ve went? It’s scar y, Towers were shipped out before almost traumatizing.” an investigation was done,” Brooke Klag, a School of Arts Housny said. and Sciences senior, said she was

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The University chapter of Engineers Without Borders met at the Science and Engineering Resource Center on Sunday and looks to fundraise for projects for the upcoming semester. MARIELLE SUMERGIDO, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

annual “Golf Outing” in April, Silagi said. She said the golf outing targets industr y professionals, deans and University professors. The University’s chapter has helped transform two abandoned, nearly empty lots into community farms through the

Camden Community Ser vice Project team, said Martin Rafla, Camden project leader. First Lady Michelle Obama highlighted Camden’s newly planted gardens recently in her novel “American Grown,” which tells stories of community gardens bringing greater health into

urban neighborhoods, said Rafla, a School of Engineering senior. He said bringing the gardens to the community was a big deal because Camden was considered one of the most dangerous cities in the United States. “This speaks to how the project is working in Camden,” Rafla said.


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BAN Since April 2011 ban, possession of drug counts as second-degree crime CONTINUED FROM FRONT McKeon also said the numbers show the effectiveness of the ban on the designer drug. “We are glad the Attorney General’s office joined our efforts to take these drugs off the shelves by imposing a statewide ban after we sponsored legislation to criminalize the sale and possession of illegal bath salts,” McKeon said. The ban includes the following six substances: mephedrone or 4MMC, methylenedioxpyrovalerone or MDPV; methylone or MDMC; methedrone or bk-

PMMA or PMMC; 3-FMC; and flephedrone or 4-FMC, McKeon said. “It’s the kind of thing where you have to stay ahead of these, if you want to call them, ‘designer drugs.’ There’s something on the street, they call them ‘mollies,’ which is another type of substance being misused and marketed with hallucinogenic effects,” McKeon said. He said drugs like bath salts make it into stores because they find ways to market “legal” highs to vulnerable youth, but many times, there are tragic consequences. New Jersey banned bath salts on April 2011, and in February,

LECTURE Landau finds inspiration from Dead Sea, subconscious for her work CONTINUED FROM FRONT Anna Bosted, a School of Management and Labor Relations student, said there were different elements to Landau’s message that all people could learn from. “Her message is sometimes political, sometimes social,” Bosted said. Landau also presented her videos “MESIK,” “Four Entered the Grove” and “A Tree Standing” during the presentation. One of her videos showed men beating a tree to collect the olives that fell from it. A machine would

shake the tree, while the olives fell onto a sheet. The sheet was then picked up and made into a sack for the men to carry the olives. Summer Nestorowicz, a student from the College of New Jersey, said she was deeply affected by the images in the videos. “It was really violent and it really bothered me,” Nestorowicz said. Landau also presented a video titled “Dead Sea,” which presented a circle of watermelons floating in the air and a woman that was floating with them. Some watermelons were then opened while most continued to float in a circular motion.

New Jersey became the fourth state to comprehensively ban the hundreds of possible variations of synthetic marijuana, according to the report. Pamela’s Law imposes harsh penalties for the possession or sale of bath salts.

“If it’s not bath salts, it’s going to be something else. We have to continue to watch that.” JOHN MCKEON NJ Assemblyman

The measure makes it a second-degree crime in New Jersey to manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess, or have under

Arianna Garutti, a Bloustein School graduate student, said the video was filled with unique images that sparked her interest. “The spiral watermelon [video] was different,” she said. The lecture was created to reflect the personalities of the two individuals it is named after — Steinman and Bloustein, Olsen said. “[The lecture] celebrates the values and interests that they cherished and cultivated throughout their lives,” she said. Olsen said Landau’s work covered three parts of the Bloustein lecture’s mission — nature, love and values. Bosted said the Israeli artist’s work should be of interest to students of all majors, saying it is vital for those studying at the University to become involved in the art community.

one’s control with intent to manufacture, distribute or dispense, substances that contain narcotics such like mephedrone or methylenedioxpyrovalerone, in the amount of one ounce or more. Offenses of less than one ounce are third-degree crimes, according to the report. A second-degree crime is punishable by imprisonment for a term of five to 10 years, a fine of up to $150,000, or both. A thirddegree offense is punishable by imprisonment for a term of three to five years, a fine of up to $15,000, or both. The Rutgers Quick Stop, a smoke shop located on Easton Avenue, never carried bath salts, said Sam Kahn, a clerk at the shop. “The Jamaican Smoke Shop upstairs did, but they were raided and closed the same day the ban was put in place,” he said.

The Rutgers Quick Stop did carry synthetic marijuana, called “herbal incense,” until the ban was put in place. But customers only bought it occasionally, Kahn said. “We sold it once in a blue moon,” Kahn said. “The incense really weren’t popular among the students. It was more popular among other customers.” McKeon said bath salts became increasingly popular among young people attending nightclubs and were branded with names like Ivor y Wave, Ocean and Scarface. “We decided to crackdown on these drugs after learning of their devastating impact, especially on our youth,” he said. “We have to be vigilant. If it’s not bath salts, it’s going to be something else. We have to continue to watch that.”

Sigalit Landau discusses her work last night at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ENRICO CABREDO, ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR


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On Sept. 9, 1947, New Jersey announced it would be the first state to grant women equal rights at the state’s constitutional convention held at the University. On Sept. 10 1970, the Rutgers’ Board of Governors voted to admit women into Rutgers College, a traditionally male institution since it’s founding in 1766. This made Rutgers one of the last institutions to adopt a co-educational policy; an issue that had not arisen earlier due to the founding of the Douglass Residential College for Women, established in 1918. COURTESY OF RUTGERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PLANS Constitution changes also proposed at first meeting CONTINUED FROM FRONT and drinks to help relieve stress for School of Environmental and Biological Sciences students engrossed in exam material, said Dunn, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences junior. But Peter Canavan, SEBS Governing Council president, said his main goal this year is to build the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences community up to create a sense of school pride through joining students with alumni and faculty. “We’re doing bigger things than we’ve ever done before,” Canavan said. “I have high expectations.” The council will hold elections for the fall on Sept. 24, said Canavan, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences junior. While most positions are filled during spring elections, the council plans to hold elections later this month to get empty positions filled, he said. Any undergraduates in the school can elect the council’s board, which consists of representatives from each major in the school. Canavan said these elections are mostly targeted at incoming first-year students, so that those interested do not have to wait a full year before becoming involved.

“We have a lot of new people, and it’s been fast-growing since my time,” said Canavan, who has been on the council since his first year at the University. The SEBS Governing Council evaluated its constitution at the end of the spring semester and compared it with other campus organizations’ constitutions, Canavan said. These changes come out of necessity for the council, which must make constitutional adjustments before the end of the year or else they must be decided upon through a general election involving all students in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Canavan said. Other proposed alterations included allotting more duties to the president and creating a new executive board position — corresponding secretary. Whoever is elected corresponding secretary must maintain correspondence with student governing bodies and organizations along with the University Senate and administrators, Canavan said. New wording in the constitution describes how the president will assign tasks to committees on the SEBS Governing Council, a process that the vice president will oversee. “We thought these changes would make [the constitution] easier and clearer to understand,” Canavan said. Dunn said the council also plans to hold a Mr. and Mrs. SEBS Pageant, which will act as a prepageant for the Mr. Professional Pageant in the spring semester.


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Independent party drops from race Challenging party will not appear on Nov. 6 ballot, incumbents unopposed BY GIANCARLO CHAUX METRO EDITOR

The outcome of the New Brunswick City Council is now more predictable after a party of independent candidates announced they were dropping out of the race, leaving the incumbents unopposed. The party, made up of local residents Charlie Kratovil, 26, Yolanda Baker, 42, and School of Arts and Sciences senior Jonathan Coloma, 22, made an announcement to drop out of the race Friday, the final deadline day. “It was a very difficult decision,” Kratovil said. “But I think we made the right decision.” Kratovil, who runs the activist website newbrunswicktoday.com, said he could contribute more to the city if he allocated his energy and funds to side projects than if he could if he had been elected to the council. “The whole thing is about doing what’s best for the city,” he said. “I’m only one person. Win or lose in the election, I could only make so much difference on the council. It would be challenging

to balance [my website] with a city council run.” With the independent party dropping out, the Democratic Party is left running unopposed for the three council seats that are available. The party includes incumbent Councilwoman Betsy Garlatti and a new candidate, John A. Anderson, according to newbrunswick.patch.com. “That’s usually how it is around here,” said Kratovil, referring to the Democratic Party that has run unopposed in past elections. “I’m glad we gave them a run for the months that we did.” Kratovil said he believes the independent party’s ongoing opposition at meetings affected some recent council decisions, including a resolution passed on July 18 giving the city’s engineering department the green light to create the first bicycle lanes in New Brunswick. “I have talked about bike lanes for years and now that we put the pressure on them and ran they are going through with it,” he said. Kratovil said he was not the only one whose schedule conflict-

ed with the campaign, explaining that Coloma was also preoccupied with work and his class schedule. Coloma said the candidates would hold off any city council plans for a while, but insisted he would remain in an independent party if he ever ran again. “Independent is the way to go,” Coloma said. “To vote for a candidate means to really know the values of the person and not just their party.” Coloma spent his youth in the New Brunswick public school system and said the city’s education problems were a defining factor in his decision to run for city council. “I went to what I think is one of the better high schools in New Brunswick — the Health Sciences Technology High School. I graduated, but unfortunately, I think that right now the graduation rate in the New Brunswick High School is 68 percent,” Coloma said. Kratovil said he hoped there were other parties running against the Democratic Party, but understands how hard it would be to run a successful campaign. “I think it has to do with our system of elections,” he said. “It is very difficult to mount a challenge to the establishment here.”

Ohio crucial to presidential campaign

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney hopes to gain votes in Ohio. No GOP candidate has won the White House without winning the Midwestern state. GETTY IMAGES

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MANSFIELD, Ohio — It’s all about Ohio — again. The economy has improved here, and so has President Barack Obama’s standing, putting pressure on Republican Mitt Romney in a state critical to his presidential hopes. No Republican has won the White House without winning Ohio, and Romney hopes to catch Obama here by slashing at his jobs record in working-class regions. “America doesn’t have to have the long face it has had under this president,” the Republican shouted yesterday to a cheering audience in hard-scrabble Mansfield, just weeks after Obama visited. “We can get America rolling again, growing again.” In a sign of the state’s importance, hardly a week goes without the candidates appearing in Ohio.

Same goes for their running mates; Republican Paul Ryan was campaigning in the Appalachian southeast Wednesday, following a similar weekend trip by Vice President Joe Biden, who is to return to the state Wednesday. Less than two months from Election Day, both parties say their internal campaign polling shows Obama with a narrow lead in Ohio, a Midwestern state that offers 18 Electoral College votes and has played an important role in determining every recent White House race. Numbers tell the story of the high stakes and, perhaps, show why Obama has been able to maintain an edge — and why Romney remains within striking distance. The candidates and supportive outside groups have spent a stunning $112 million on TV advertising in the state — one-sixth the total spent nationwide. And Obama

and groups that support him have been outspending Romney and Republican-leaning independent groups here all summer, outpacing the GOP $2 million to $1 million last week alone. That is despite Romney having tapped into his general election bank account last week to boost his ads here. All year, the race here has been close. A Quinnipiac University poll in April after Romney locked up the Republican nomination showed a 1point race among registered voters in the state. But two recent polls — Quinnipiac/CBS/New York Times in August and July — showed Obama up 6 percentage points among likely voters, and reaching 50 percent, a key marker for an endangered incumbent. Both Republicans and Democrats say internal sur veys show it tighter now, with Obama leading by about 3 percentage points.

The Obama campaign is twice as active on social media platforms than opponent Mitt Romney, according to the Pew Research Center. GRAPHIC BY SHAODI HUANG AND HAKAN UZUMCU

Campaigns increase social media activity BY ZOË SZATHMARY INSIDE BEAT EDITOR

With Election Day drawing nearer, both President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are using social media to encourage Internet discussion and voter interest. Last month, the Pew Research Center repor ted that the Obama campaign was twice as active on social media platforms and posted four times more content than the Romney campaign. President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign against Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) has been noted for its sophisticated use of the Internet, encouraging supporters to constantly tweet and upload photos, according to the report. Obama currently has 28.4 million likes on Facebook and 19.5 million followers on Twitter. Romney has 6.7 million Facebook likes and nearly 1.1 million Twitter followers. While both men use social media accounts to garner Internet interest, there are several noticeable differences. The Romney Twitter is notable for its direct tweets at the president. On Sept. 6, Romney tweeted, “What did Bill Clinton say about @BarackObama in 2008? ‘Give me a break.’” On Sept. 7 Romney posted, “Suffering from @BarackObama’s failed economic policies, folks in NH [sic] are not better off today.” The Obama Twitter account has avoided tweeting directly at the former Massachusetts gover nor. Instead, recent tweets have focused on the Democrats closing the fundraising gap. “We closed the fundraising gap with Mitt Romney’s campaign for the first time since April,” it announced Sept. 10. “That’s huge — thank you.” But the Obama’s Twitter has expressed an opinion of Romney’s potential presidency. Following Clint Eastwood’s allegedly ad-libbed speech at the Republican National Convention directed at a chair, in which an “Invisible Obama” sat, memes were generated near-instantly parodying the event.

“They rapidly became part of the story themselves,” said Jack Bratich, a professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies. The Obama campaign released a photo of the president sitting in a chair, with the caption “This seat’s taken.” The photo currently has more than 500,000 likes on Facebook. These different styles of social media use match typical campaign strategies, said Ruth Mandel, director of Eagleton Institute of Politics. A challenger’s campaign, she said, will always focus on what’s wrong with the incumbent. A sitting president, however, will focus on what the current administration has already achieved, and how the challenger is wrong for the future. Throughout the campaign, Obama has reminded voters of his health care Supreme Court victor y. On Sept. 10 Obama’s Twitter said “FACT: Thanks to health care reform, the number of uninsured young adults fell by one-sixth in 2011.” Both candidates have also taken steps to create strong personal brands. Romney’s political campaign has heavily used the slogan “I’m with Mitt” in its advertisements and online graphics. Adver tisements featuring a smiling, jacket-less Obama encourage political donations, with the chance to win a “Dinner with Barack.” The winner and a guest would meet Obama for an informal conversation and meal. “If the campaign does not reflect a candidate, we have a serious problem,” Mandel said. “One of the fundamental responsibilities for an American political candidate [is] to give the American public ‘as clear and as honest as possible’ sense of who he or she really is.” Bratich said people should ask themselves whether social media campaigns win over new voters or just reaffirm the existing belief systems and voting preferences of their audiences. “It remains to be seen whether this can increase voter participation,” he said.


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Airstrike kills al-Qaida’s No. 2 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike killed al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader in Yemen along with six others traveling with him in one car yesterday, U.S. and Yemeni officials said, a major breakthrough for U.S.-backed efforts to cripple the group in the impoverished Arab nation. Saeed al-Shihri, a Saudi national who fought in Afghanistan and spent six years in the U.S. militar y prison at Guantanamo Bay, was killed by a missile after leaving a house in the southern province of Hadramawt, according to Yemeni military officials. They said the missile was believed to have been fired by a U.S.-operated, unmanned drone aircraft. Two senior U.S. officials confirmed al-Shihri’s death but could not confirm any U.S. involvement in the airstrike. The United States does not usually comment on such attacks although it has used drones in the past to go after alQaida members in Yemen, which is considered a crucial battleground with the terror network. Yemeni military officials said that a local forensics team had identified al-Shihri’s body with the help of U.S. forensics experts on the ground. The U.S. and Yemeni military officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information to the media. After speculation surfaced yesterday that a U.S. drone carried the attack, Yemen’s Defense

Ministry issued a statement saying al-Shihri and six companions were killed during an operation by Yemeni armed forces in Wadi Hadramawt, but it did not elaborate on how they were killed. Yemeni military officials said they had believed the United States was behind the operation because their own army does not the capacity to carry out precise aerial attacks and because Yemeni intelligence gathering capabilities on al-Shihri’s movements were limited. A brief Defense Ministry statement sent to Yemeni reporters on their mobile phones earlier in the day only said that an attack had targeted the militants. It did not specify who carried out the attack or when it took place. Al-Shihri’s death is a major blow to al-Qaida’s Yemen branch, which is seen as the world’s most active, planning and carrying out attacks against targets on and outside U.S. territory. The nation sits on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula and is on the doorstep of Saudi Arabia and fellow oil-producing nations of the Gulf and lies on strategic sea routes leading to the Suez Canal. The group formally known as Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula took advantage of the political vacuum during unrest inspired by the Arab Spring last year to take control of large swaths of land in the south. But the Yemeni military has launched a broad U.S.backed offensive and driven the militants from several towns. After leaving Guantanamo in 2007, al-Shihri, who is believed

to be in his late 30s, went through Saudi Arabia’s famous “rehabilitation” institutes, an indoctrination program that is designed to replace what authorities in Saudi Arabia see as militant ideology with religious moderation. But he headed south to Yemen upon release and became deputy to Nasser al-Wahishi, the leader of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. Al-Wahishi is a Yemeni who once ser ved as Osama bin Laden’s personal aide in Afghanistan. Al-Qaida in Yemen has been linked to several attempted attacks on U.S. targets, including the foiled Christmas Day 2009 bombing of an airliner over Detroit and explosives-laden parcels intercepted aboard cargo flights last year. Last year, a high-profile U.S. drone strike killed U.S.-born Anwar al-Awlaki, who had been linked to the planning and execution of several attacks targeting U.S. and Western interests, including the attempt to down a Detroit-bound airliner in 2009 and the plot to bomb cargo planes in 2010. Unlike other al-Qaida branches, the network’s militants in Yemen have gone beyond the concept of planting sleeper cells and actively sought to gain a territorial foothold in lawless areas, mainly in the south of Yemen, before they were pushed back by U.S.-backed Yemeni government forces after months of intermittent battles. The fighting has killed hundreds of Yemeni soldiers.

Trenton mayor arrested on corruption charges THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal agents arrested the struggling mayor of New Jersey’s capital Monday on corruption charges, alleging he agreed to accept bribes in connection with a proposed parking garage — actually a fake project created by authorities trying to snare him. Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, his brother Ralphiel and convicted sex of fender Joseph Giorgianni, a Mack suppor ter who owns a Trenton sandwich shop, were each accused of a single charge: conspiring to extor t the undercover informants who pulled them into the scheme. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said at a news conference yesterday that the city-owned land a few blocks from City Hall for the garage was assessed at $271,000. He said Mack and Giorgianni agreed to accept $100,000 for the land for the city cof fers — as long as the purpor ted developers paid a bribe of $100,000 to be split between the two alleged conspirators. A federal magistrate yesterday ordered Mack released on an unsecured $150,000 bond — the same as his brother — but ruled that he cannot leave the state while free on bail. Mack left the cour thouse Monday without commenting. But his lawyer, Mark Davis,

said he believes his client is innocent, as the mayor has professed since his home was raided in July. “I believe that the evidence, as far as I can tell, appears to be insuf ficient to prove the charge,” he said. The charges against Mack, a 46-year-old Democrat, did not come as a surprise in the city. He’s been accused of hiring unqualified cronies to city positions, made deep cuts in the police depar tment and overseen a chaotic City Hall as officials fled their jobs soon after he took office in 2010. Things got so bad that the state government threatened to withhold $6 million in aid unless he agreed to hire only department head candidates cleared by the state. He avoided a recall election last year after opponents fell about 1,000 signatures short of getting a measure on the ballot. Federal agents began working with an informant to gather information on Mack and the other suspects in September 2010, just two months after Mack took of fice. Fishman would not say when the investigation began or why. They also tapped the phones of Giorgianni and the mayor. Fishman said investigators quickly understood the relationship between the mayor and the sandwich shop owner: “It became clear he was a bagman for the mayor.”

Labor unrest, violence spread as South African miners strike THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARIKANA, South Africa (AP) — Chanting miners wielding machetes, clubs and spears marched from shaft to shaft of South Africa’s beleaguered Lonmin platinum mine yesterday, trying to intimidate the few workers who reported for duty in the fourth week of a crippling strike whose impact has already included dozens of miners killed by police. At one point on their 10-kilometer (six-mile) trek, a striker lashed a whip at a man they accused of reporting for work. He took off across the scrubland with dozens of men waving machetes and clubs in pursuit. The man was saved by police officers who pulled him into their moving vehicle. Meanwhile, labor unrest spread in the countr y, with an illegal strike by more than 10,000 workers halting operations at the west section of Gold Fields International’s KDC gold mine. The strikes are rooted in rivalr y between the main National Union of Mineworkers and a breakaway union. At the KDC gold mine, for instance, spokesman Sven

Lunsche said the strike started Sunday night and that senior managers met yesterday with strikers who demanded the removal of NUM shop stewards and a minimum monthly wage of R12,500 ($1,560). Some 12,000 miners at east KDC staged a weeklong illegal strike to demand the removal of NUM shop stewards that ended Sept. 3. At a second platinum mine, Implats, 15,000-plus workers are demanding a 10 percent pay raise although they are continuing to work, spokesman Johan Theron said. London-registered Lonmin PLC said just 6 percent of its 28,000 workers turned up Monday morning at its mine in Marikana, northwest of Johannesburg. Mine drivers drove around looking for workers to pick up, but the buses returned to the mine empty. In Marikana, hundreds of chanting strikers descended one after another into the Lonmin mine shafts, chanting anti-government songs and blaming President Jacob Zuma for the police killings. They were monitored by armed police in riot gear, some in armored cars, others on foot.

As strikers approached Lonmin’s Hossy shaft, police escorted a speeding cavalcade of buses and vans carrying working miners and trucks with explosives as they rushed to get from one mine shaft to another. Strikers have threatened to kill any miners or managers who do not respect their demand for all work to stop until Lonmin agrees to a monthly take-home pay of 12,500 rand ($1,560), about double their current wages. Lonmin had hoped many more miners would come to work since a peace accord was signed last week with three major unions. But it was rejected by a breakaway union and nonunion strikers. The government brokered the peace deal after police shot and killed 34 miners and wounded 78 on Dec. 16 at Marikana, a mass shooting reminiscent of apartheid-era days that has traumatized the nation of 48 million. Ten people were killed in the week before the shootings: two police officers hacked to death by strikers, six union shop stewards and two mine guards burned alive in their car. The Legal Resources Centre, meanwhile, announced that it has hired forensic experts and

pathologists to investigate the Marikana violence on behalf of the South African Human Rights Commission. The commission has stepped in following local news reports alleging that some miners were shot as they tried to surrender to police, others were shot in the back as they ran away from the police fire, and some were run over and killed by police armored cars. Police and government officials have refused to comment on the allegations, saying they must await the results of a judicial commission of inquiry that is to report to Zuma in January. Miners told The Associated Press they are getting desperate and do not have enough money to feed their families because of the nowork, no-pay strike. One said a loan shark is refusing to give money to any but long-time customers. Still they said they remain resolute and will not return to work until their wage demand is met. The miners refused to give their names to a reporter. The National Union of Mineworkers said the Marikana strikers had gone around Sunday night threatening anyone who went to work. Negotiations between mine managers, several unions and represen-

tatives of strikers who do not want to be represented by any of the unions were postponed for 24 hours because the strikers’ representatives said they did not know about the meeting, Lonmin spokeswoman Sue Vey said. She said the talks would start off by working out a framework for salary negotiations and probably would last several days. But Gideon du Plessis, general secretary of Solidarity union representing mainly white mine workers, said the strikers’ representatives sent a message saying their position had not changed and they would not go back to work until Lonmin agrees to the salary demand. The last of the miners killed by police were buried during the weekend, one in Lesotho and three in South Africa. The Daily Dispatch newspaper quoted a family member as saying that one of them, Thembelakhe Mati, was wounded in the shooting and got away to hide in a shack, fearing he would be arrested if he went to the mine hospital for treatment. Half a dozen buses carrying mourners who had attended the funerals in far-flung parts of the country returned Monday to a shantytown of tin-walled shacks without water or electricity near the mine.


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Local music venue scheduled for grand reopening BY MARISSA OLIVA CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Court Tavern, a New Br unswick bar and music venue that closed in Januar y, will be back in business starting in November. Previous owner Bob Albert managed The Court Tavern for 30 years before he suddenly closed it. Michael Barrood, who purchased the bar in May, said he does not know the reason for the closure. But Barrood, owner of Mike’s Courtside Sports Bar and Grill, said the tavern’s reopening is scheduled for Nov. 3. The Red Bull-sponsored event, scheduled for the day of the reopening, will be called “Noise Complaint,” and will feature a performance from a national headliner and assortment of others. After purchasing The Court Tavern, Barrood noticed that local residents began to circulate rumors about his future plans for the venue. “When people found out I was reopening The Court Tavern, everyone was pretty happy,” Barrood said. “There was a big demand for it. A lot of the regulars and locals wanted to keep the live music scene, so I think they will be happy that it is here.” Russell Marchetta, New Brunswick city spokesperson, said The Court Tavern enjoyed a popular following that stretched back to the ’70s and ’80s.

“It’s been around a long time,” Marchetta said. “It is a landmark in New Brunswick — it’s nice to have it opening up again.” Rocky Catanese, a member of Let Me Run, said his band often performed at The Court Tavern while it was under previous ownership. “It was notorious, it had a reputation,” Catanese said. “Once I started doing shows there, it became one of the only bars in town I wanted to go to.” Catanese believes a lot of other music lovers are also looking forward to the reopening of the bar. “Knowing that someone wanted to come in and keep The Court Tavern … as a live music venue is what did it for me,” he said. “Even if people are taken aback by the changes … I think they are still interested and excited that it is going to be back.” Barrood said it is too soon to tell who will be playing at the bar in the future or if he will regularly book acts to perform. “I’m going to try a little different music here and there to see what works best,” he said. The renovations being made to The Court Tavern are mostly cosmetic, as it has not been updated enough since it opened 30 years ago, Barrood said. “It was really r undown,” he said. Barrood has also obtained a liquor license for The Court Tavern and said he plans to add a

The Court Tavern, located on 124 Church St., is currently under renovation. The new owner, Michael Barrood, already owns the New Brunswick restaurant Mike’s Courtside Bar and Grill. ENRICO CABREDO, ASSOCIATE PHOTO EDITOR

private party room with new televisions on the second floor that will live stream the bands performing downstairs. Other bar owners in the area, like Peter Tumulty, owner of Tumulty’s Pub on George Street, are welcoming the reopening of The Court Tavern. Tumulty said he remembers when his father used to take him to The Court Tavern when he was a child and is excited to be able to step through the doors once again. “I think it is great that it is opening again. It has a unique history in town,” Tumulty said. “I understand the new owners are going to try to feature live music just like the old restaurant did. I

think it is wonderful for downtown and the city.” But Neil Glass, owner of Har vest Moon Brewer y Cafe, said he feels many people will be indifferent to the Court Tavern’s re-entry into the city. “Bars and restaurants come and go all the time,” Glass said. “The music scene is long gone. I don’t think it’s coming back.” Marchetta said he believes the reopening of The Court Tavern can only have a positive impact on New Brunswick. “New Br unswick has so much to of fer — theaters, restaurants, the University, the public librar y, the Zimmerli Art Museum. The Cour t Tavern will be another reason to come

to the city,” Marchetta said. “We look for ward to the opening of The Court Tavern and we wish Barrood well in his endeavors.” Barrood hopes his hard work will pay of f when The Court Tavern is complete and open for business. “This process entails a little bit of everything — putting the building, the licenses and the construction all together. It’s not difficult, just very time-consuming,” he said. Barrood said he is excited for the venue’s opening day, because that is when the fun will start. “The best part is when it opens and everyone likes it and it’s a success,” he said.


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hen talk of remobilizing College Avenue’s as soon as December, the owners are still being long-cherished grease trucks surfaced in kept in the dark about the future of their location, 2011, the University community was righttheir businesses and the trucks as a cornerstone of ly outraged. Facebook groups and T-shirts proclaimUniversity tradition. In an inter view last week, ing “Save the Grease Trucks” began cropping up after Ahmed Ahmed, a long-time manager of the RU The Daily Targum first broke the story in November Hungr y? truck, told the Targum that he has not yet 2011, and many saw the plans — which first called for heard from the University about whether the the trucks to file for a request for proposal process — trucks and his business will have to relocate. “We as a threat to the very existence of the trucks — and read a couple of stuf f about this issue in the newsby extension one of the University’s few long-standing paper,” he said, “but we haven’t received anything traditions. And indeed the plans might have posed of ficially yet so we’ll see what is going to happen.” such a threat, seeing as the process would have, Between any par tners in business, this sor t of among other things, required the vendors to bid their behavior is obviously reprehensible. But given the way back into Lot 8. place the tr ucks occupy But the grease truck owners within the cultural fabric of our probably knew few of the details “University administration own community, the issue of the RFP plan at that time. is compounded. has little reason to withhold Even then, the University did a The crux of our complaints poor job keeping them involved comes down to not whether the information regarding in the process. University actually has solid plans for Lot 8 and the Now, however, things have plans for the grease trucks. changed. The University We’re sure they do, given the grease trucks.” recently announced plans to importance the trucks bear on construct, in partnership with the community. It is, rather, the New Brunswick that they’ve made little to no Development Corporation, several new University effort to inform the owners of the plans. When the buildings across the College Avenue campus, includUniversity organized an ad-hoc committee in 2011 ing a new honors residence hall and a parking deck. to evaluate the status of the grease trucks and their The project would involve the development of operations, the trucks’ owners were not invited. 674,000 square feet of land — part of which would Grease truck owners should not have to rely on bits include the current home of the grease trucks. But of information thrown out by local news sources to what hasn’t changed, perhaps unsurprisingly, is the learn of decisions that directly affect the welfare of amount of effort on the part of the University admintheir businesses. Furthermore, student and comistration to inform the trucks and their owners of munity member outcr y back in 2011 made it ver y their own fate. clear that the tradition the grease trucks embody is The University’s actions — or lack thereof — not something that we wish to see disappear. Given relating to its handling of Lot 8 and the grease trucks these concerns, University administration has little is pretty shocking. reason to withhold information regarding plans for Despite possibilities of construction beginning Lot 8 and the grease trucks.

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Musicians can be healthy too WHAT THE HEALTH? CHELSEA GOHD

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hat the health is going on in the world? I ask myself this quite often, though usually without the tacky pun. I wonder about new medicine, technologies, crises and happenings both local and global. I am Chelsea Gohd. Junior public health major, long-distance runner and indie musician extraordinaire. I will spend some free time this year excitedly detailing and discussing all things health. I may inform and hopefully entertain you. For a lighthear ted peek into what you might find in this column this year, let me start off with a look into local health, specifically the health hazards associated with being in a band. Adequate shelter and sanitation (including hygiene) are major components to general health both shor t- and longterm. The health of musicians is something I will now call into question. Many professional musicians who sustain themselves with their craft have more than enough means to remain superbly healthy. However, the world of underground music is chock full of countless genres of musicians in

much different situations. I am Allergies and/or cold symptoms fairly sure that whoever is read- can pop up with seasonal ing this at least knows someone changes or environmental in a band. I myself sing write and changes. Spending every other play in the band Indiana. night on a different couch, drivEspecially with the flourishing ing through time zones, and fillbasement scene in New ing the air with sweet vibes until Brunswick, bands fit for every the wee hours of morning can music taste are abundant. But take its toll. Eventually it might with ambitious musicianship be your turn to drive through come playing shows, touring the night running only on a and the heightened risk for warm half of a Red Bull and sunhealth detriment. flower seeds, which have thus If you have ever been to a far sur vived the journey. basement Exhaustion s h o w leads to a “So my advice to w h e r e w e a k e r these lowimmune the musicians like myself? paid (or system. unpaid) And with a Keep it healthy. b a n d s suppressed Sleep. Oranges. Water.” rock, you immune know they system and are rarely a constant pristine. Bands who play the barrage of change peppered occasional dirty bar or filth-rid- with dust and most of all, cigaden basement may come home rette smoke, illness will thrive. smelling of the Keystone which While in the wake of its mensoaked the cement floor, but tioning, I would like to further rarely suffer more than exhaus- discuss cigarette smoke. It is a tion and the occasional cold. But common understanding that many of these bands find them- smoking among the 20-someselves in the throes of touring. thing age bracket is commonLeaping in and out of vans inter- place. Since concerts provide a spersed with these truly wonder- party-like atmosphere, smoking ful, but often unsavory venues. becomes more apparent in these These tours can last anywhere instances. While musicians who from days to weeks to months. already smoke may just have While occasional stints in these their own set of health issues good-time joints may just leave a because of that, there are many band happy and sleepy, large musicians who don’t smoke but amounts of time spent in this are often immersed in this tobacsort of locale may lead to more co haze. This can further aggraserious health concern. vate their body’s’ distaste for

this environment. More or less, it’s obviously bad for you, but if you don’t already smoke, being around it so much is also pretty bad for you. So far I’ve discussed how, if you’re in a band, your immune system will not be too fond of you when you tour. But there’s still one more health risk associated with being in a band. Something I love to do. Dance. Well, not exactly dance, but more just an attempt at bopping/skanking/moshing. I actually landed myself in the hospital last summer because of my super-groovy moves. But let’s move on. All of these styles of dance (yes, they are all technically dancing — even two-stepping) can become dangerous at these shows, which are often overcrowded and chock full of adrenaline. Fists are sailing through the air upon hear tpumping vibes and feet are slipping in the myster y liquid breathing out of the concrete — quite an ideal recipe for a scar or two to tell the story of. All in all, the ingredients of a band, of a show, of a tour can, even halfbaked, leave a person feeling pretty lousy. So my advice to the musicians like myself? Keep it healthy. Sleep. Oranges. Water. Chelsea Gohd is a School of Arts and Sciences junior majoring in public health. Her column, “What the Health?,” runs on alternate Tuesdays.

Even the guys (and girl) of Cobra Starship must battle with the hardships of staying healthy on the road. NELSON MORALES, SENIOR STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER / MAY 2012

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he United States has the biggest prison population in the world. That fact by itself is not a scary thing. The United States has a lot to deal with right now, and maybe we just have more crime overall. Maybe we just have the right resources and legislation to go after crime while other countries don’t. Or perhaps it’s because, over here, it’s important for us to be “tough on crime.” Perhaps. But when you really look at the figures, the United States is not that tough on crime — at least, not on violent crime. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the majority of prisoners are locked up for nonviolent offenses, like drug offenses. Despite popular belief, most prisoners sentenced for drug offenses are not kingpins or violent dealers. They are just users. They are young. And these young people are being forced into overcrowded jail cells, subjected to abuse by seasoned inmates, guards and the legal system, racking up debt and losing out on educational and employment opportunities. They can’t vote. They can’t see their families. They can’t develop their skills. Clearly, our criminal justice system has some problems. So then, why aren’t the presidential candidates talking about it? If you think it’s a non-issue, you’re wrong. One in every 31 adults at some point in time is under correctional control. And with a recidivism rate of almost 70 percent, most of the people who enter the criminal justice system never get out. We’re spending about $70 billion a year on corrections in the United States, but nobody is talking about it. Nobody’s talking about the blaring racial discrepancies, the costs or the abysmal success rate of incarceration. What we desperately need right now is a candidate to start talking. We need somebody to start asking questions and making visits and looking at percentages. And I don’t mean another half-hearted, “I plan to be tough on crime by X, Y and Z,” I mean a real, honest commitment to looking at the prisoners in the United States and asking how to make this system work more effectively. Because being “tough on crime” thus far hasn’t worked. We’ve caged youth, thrown away a huge part of a generation to prison fees, prison gangs and lack of sanitation. So now I’m asking — presidential candidates, please take some time to look at these figures. They need to be confronted, and fast. Chelsea Wait is a School of Arts and Sciences senior majoring in criminal justice.


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Horoscopes / LINDA C. BLACK

DIVERSIONS Pearls Before Swine

SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 STEPHAN PASTIS

Today's Birthday (09/11/12). Family and friends are the bottom line, even though career and finances capture your attention and grow. Review and clarify priorities for a clear path forward. Discover new horizons by growing a passion. Give thanks. To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is an 8 — Celebrate with a homecooked meal and a lot of snuggling. Wait a little bit before starting the game, then have a blast. Your message comes across clearly. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — Talk it over. Resistance shows up, but you can melt it away by listening carefully. Consider the right words. Cleaning house could lead to the discovery of a treasure. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 6 — Keep generating income while you can, without distraction. Take risks, as long as you're willing to live with the consequences of failure. Others ask your advice. Give it later. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is an 8 — Listen carefully to those who know (even if you think that you know better). Your persistence to stay in communication with old contacts pays off. Mail packages. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 5 — Start a journal, or add to the one you already have. Unleash your creativity. Continue keeping your expenses down. Get ready for a breakthrough. Answers are coming to you. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Speak up; your opinion's important and makes a difference. Your friends really care. Handle one responsibility at a time, and you can get what you need. Compare bids.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — Let somebody else challenge the status quo for you. You focus on feeding your sensitive and creative side, and on healing old wounds. It's easier to clear up misunderstandings. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — Interaction clears up old business and/or an old disagreement. Friends help your career. Call in what you're owed. You have more than you thought. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 5 — Now is a time for reflection and keeping calm. Catch up on some philosophical reading. Your words are especially powerful now; use them wisely. Postpone expansion. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — Keep checking things off your lists, with the help of a friend. Dexterity fixes the problem. Review your financial situation, and stick to your own strict rules. Keep communicating. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 6 — Consider all possibilities and advance the assignment. Use your words. It all works out, perhaps too easily. Don't fall asleep on your laurels. Write or phone home. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — Start a new chapter. Write your story with great gusto. Don't force things. You'll get a real workout. Don't forget to give attention to your sweetheart.

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STREAK Werneke expresses concern about RU’s slow start on eve of Lehigh matchup CONTINUED FROM BACK Head coach CJ Werneke was pleased with the team’s response after a slow start to the weekend. “I thought we kind of early on played a little sluggish and kind of down to the level of our opponent,” he said. “We quickly [raised] our level of play and execution. By the end of the tournament, we were playing our best volleyball of the weekend.” Werneke talks to the team throughout the year about goals he has for in mind. They are not all going to happen at once, but Werneke wants Rutgers to build on them. “It’s always been, ‘Hey, by the time we get our pre-conference section done, we want to have ever ybody understanding our system, getting familiar with ever ybody, continuity and playing at a high level,’” Werneke said. “That’s the first message. So we’ve been working on that.” The Knights have the opportunity to surpass their best Senior tight end D.C. Jefferson has the team’s longest reception outside of Brandon Coleman. LIANNE NG, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

STRUGGLES Coleman generates big yards despite low reception total CONTINUED FROM BACK Such is the life of the young, vertical threat who can end a play with six more Scarlet Knights points or disappointment. Head coach Kyle Flood understands the process. “The farther down the field you throw the ball, the completion percentage generally goes down,” he said, “and you hope that if you throw the ball 20-25 yards [for a completion] and you complete more than half of them, you’re doing very well.” Coleman leads the team this season with 89 receiving yards. Senior wideouts Mark Harrison and Tim Wright have caught more balls than Coleman this year with eight and five receptions, respectively, but Coleman’s receptions stretch the field because he is a deep threat. Coleman has caught only four passes this season, but he averages 22.2 yards per reception. Sophomore Jawan Jamison is the only Knight who totals half that number with 22 yards per catch. But Jamison mostly catches short passes off screens out of the backfield, which makes Coleman the Knights’ best longball threat. At the very least, the 6-foot-6 Coleman regularly draws a double team on his deep routes, which gives sophomore quarterback Gary Nova opportunities to connect with a closer receiver. Howard left Coleman open for his 32-yard touchdown, and it paid for the mistake. Coleman caught the ball about five yards from the end zone and ran in untouched. “Wherever we are on the field, I always feel like I can take it the distance or if it happens to be in

the end zone,” Coleman said. “I’m going to take advantage of the opportunity.” Rutgers had no immediate urgency to score, only needing to convert on second-and-9 in the first half, but Coleman was a luxury. When Nova overthrew Coleman on third-and-28 — one of three incomplete passes to Coleman against Howard — Coleman was a necessity. The longest reception by any pass catcher on the team besides Coleman this season was a 19-yard catch from senior tight end D.C. Jefferson. Harrison and Wright average less than 10 yards per reception, so Coleman needs to be consistent when deep. “We’re just working on timing, going down from things that I can do better on my releases or things that [Nova] can do better,” Coleman said. “We won’t get every one, but if we get a chunk of those we’ll be successful.” But the Bishop McNamara High School (Md.) product is still young, and he made his impact known early in his Rutgers career. Coleman began his redshirt freshman campaign behind two established receivers in Harrison and former wideout Mohamed Sanu. Harrison was the deep threat before Coleman began playing, averaging 18.8 yards per reception in 2010, which was second on the team behind then-sophomore wideout Jeremy Deering. Coleman ended 2011 with a better season than Harrison statistically, finishing second behind Sanu with 552 receiving yards and first with 32.5 yards per reception. Now the sophomore is a starter, and Flood still trusts Coleman despite early inconsistency. “I really feel that as he progresses through his career — he’s still at the beginning stages of his career — he’s only going to get better at running those deeper routes,” Flood said, “and we’re going to get better at throwing it to him.”

start in more than 10 years with a victor y against the Mountain Hawks. But Werneke is not concerned about the possibility of setting records.

“Little details, tough serving and good defense will help us win the match.” CJ WERNEKE Head Coach

“When we do reach some of these accomplishments and accolades, we’ll appreciate them, reflect on them and be excited about them, and then we’ll move on to our next opponent,” Werneke said. “I think we’re more focused on how we got off to that great start than the results of that great start.” Jones led the team to victory during the weekend and hopes to come up big against Lehigh, as well. Jones preaches to her

teammates about what needs to happen in order to continue their success. “We just really need to focus on our side, [showing] what type of team we are as a whole,” Jones said. Jones is on the same page with her coach. She understands what Werneke wants of the team from a production standpoint. Rutgers has an idea of what the game plan will be for the match. “I think [we’re going with] the same game plan that we went with this weekend,” Werneke said. “Just focusing on the little details, tough serving and good defense will help us win the match.” Werneke is optimistic that the Knights have what it takes to continue their winning ways. He wants them to make mental notes on what is necessary for them to take their game to the next level. “Just to continue a high level of play and kind of get it to our expectations,” Werneke said of his encouragement. “We’re learning a lot about ourselves along the way. We’re good at what we need to improve and [we’re] just looking for ward to sustaining momentum with gain and discipline, [keeping] the high level of play that we had over the last couple of weeks.”


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SEPTEMBER 11, 2012

OUTLOOK

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Three tournaments highlight Rutgers’ upcoming schedule

NATIONAL ATTENTION The Rutgers football team’s game against Arkansas on Sept. 22 will be televised on ESPNU, ESPN announced. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Fayetteville, Ark. The Razorbacks are currently 1-1 this season after entering the year No. 8 in the AP poll. Their upset loss to Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday dropped Arkansas completely out of the AP poll.

CONTINUED FROM BACK The matchup with NJIT is the first time for the three incoming freshmen, Lindsey Kayati, Gina Li and Mariam Zein, to experience college tennis, something Bucca is not worried about. “The freshmen have had a ver y positive impact on the team,” Bucca said. “They’ve brought a lot of enthusiasm and exuberance to the team. We’re very happy with how the freshmen are doing.” The Highlanders also serve as the only home match for Rutgers until the spring. “We like it when we’re playing at home,” he said. “We feel like we really have a homecourt advantage, and it brings the best out in our tennis. So even though this match is early in the season, I’m sure it being a home match, we’re going to play well.”

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Junior Vanessa Petrini was a catalyst in the Knights’ 13-9 record last spring, when she took the court in either of the top two singles matches. DAILY TARGUM / 2012

Brandon Jones, senior cornerback on the Rutgers football team, was named Big East Player of the Week yesterday, the league office announced. Jones earned the nod after returning a blocked kick six yards for a touchdown in Saturday’s win against Howard. The score was Jones’ second touchdown of the season. His previous touchdown was in the season opener against Tulane on an interception in the fourth quarter. The league also recognized junior linebacker Jamal Merrell, naming him to the Big East Honor Roll. The linebacker had 14 tackles against Howard, including 3.5 tackles for loss.

POWER OF YOUTH Mael Corboz, freshman midfielder on the Rutgers men’s soccer team, was named Big East Rookie of the Week yesterday, the league announced. The midfielder registered two goals over the weekend against Princeton, only the second and third goals this season for the Scarlet Knights. His first goal came in the seventh minute off a pass from freshman defender Ross Tetro. An insurance goal followed from Corboz in the 51st minute to cap the 2-0 victory over the Tigers.

TAKE TWO Jonelle Filigno, junior forward on the Rutgers women’s soccer team, and senior forward Tricia DiPaolo were named yesterday to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll. Filigno earned the recognition after playing hero Sunday in the Scarlet Knights’ 2-1 come-frombehind victory against Dartmouth. The forward found the back of the net in the 57th minute to tie the game, 1-1, before striking in the 88th minute to pull out the win. DiPaolo found Filigno for the game-winning strike against Dar tmouth, with the assist ser ving as her first point on the season.

NEW BEGINNING The Rutgers men’s cross country team participated in its first event of the season Saturday as it placed fourth place in the Fordham Fiasco. The Scarlet Knights collected 102 points in the event, which took place in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. The Knights featured two top20 finishers in the race, including a 14th-place finish by sophomore Chris DeFabio and a 19th-place finish by junior Curtis Richburg. The women’s team also competed over the weekend when they placed seventh out of 10 teams in the Spike Shoe Invitational at Penn State. Junior Ashley Deckert led the team with a finishing time of 22:28, good for 25th in the field.


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SPORTS PAGE 17 FOOTBALL REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEES FIRST SIGNIFICANT TIME

Jackson earns snaps after injuries hamper line BY JOEY GREGORY ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR

Myles Jackson played in games for the Rutgers football team before.

He even had a chance to experience playing in front of the home crowd last season when he saw game action against Pittsburgh. But for the redshir t freshman, his experience

Saturday was a completely dif ferent animal. Never before had he played in a home opener. And for an added boost, the crowd at High Point Solutions Stadium that attended

Redshirt freshman Myles Jackson stepped up on the defensive line after senior Marvin Booker went down. Jackson made three tackels against Howard. JOVELLE TAMAYO, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

KNIGHT NOTEBOOK

Knights add three to large block total When sophomore wide receiver Miles Shuler broke through the front line of Howard’s punt formation and stuffed punter John Fleck’s kick Saturday, it continued the longstanding tradition of blocked kicks for the Rutgers’ football team. Shuler’s block, which senior cornerback Brandon Jones returned six yards for his second touchdown of the season, was one of two blocked kicks against the Bison. Senior safety Wayne Warren deflected another punt attempt by Fleck later in the first quarter. In their opener against Tulane, the Knights blocked an extra point, their first of three on the year, leading the nation. “I think the fact we’re going to come after them is not a secret,” head coach Kyle Flood said. “I think people turn on our film, they see that.” The Knights have been consistent with blocked kicks on special teams starting with former head coach Greg Schiano. Since the beginning of the 2009 season, Rutgers leads the nation with 26 blocked kicks. With three blocks already this season, the Knights’ ability to get after the kicker has remained with the team even after Schiano’s departure.

Part of the reason Rutgers has been so successful with blocking kicks is defensive coordinator Robb Smith. Smith, who was the only coach that returned from last season’s staff besides Flood, was the special teams coordinator under Schiano since that 2009 season. Smith now defers special teams duties to coach Joe Rossi, who Flood also sees as a driving force behind the special teams success thus far. “Generally if you spend a lot of time on it, you have good people coaching it like we do here with Coach Rossi, Coach Smith, you hope to get good results,” Flood said. “We’ve been fortunate to get good results. The players have done a great job embracing the coaching they’ve been given and then going out and executing it on game day.” And with the offense not providing the spark Flood is looking for entering Rutgers’ matchup this Thursday against South Florida, the first-year head coach sees promise in the unit. “It’s something we spend a lot of time on,” Flood said. “We’re open about it. We’re a block team; we’re not a return team. We’re going to try to block it every game. — Bradly Derechailo

this year’s opening home game was the fourth largest in school history. “The crowd was amazing,” Jackson said. “It was great to see the student section filled up and the rest of the stadium [as well] and the loud R-U chant. That never gets old. Whenever you run out of that tunnel having the crowd behind you, that adrenaline rush just kicks in.” The West Chester, Pa., native saw his first significant action at home because senior defensive end Marvin Booker suffered a bone bruise. And when Jackson’s name was called, he was ready. “I’ve always prepared like I’m going to play,” he said. “That has never changed. When I got the opportunity to get in I just trusted my training and my coaching and let that take over.” He collected three tackles in the game, including an assist on one for a three-yard loss. He also had one quarterback hurry. That brings his season total to four tackles and one and a half tackles for a loss. Although Jackson played last year, seeing an increase in the amount of time is a big jump, he said. “Last year I played a little bit but it wasn’t to the level of this year,” he said. “Playing that much, it really showed me how much you have to prepare. As much as I prepared, I trusted my training and felt pretty good.” That preparation and training got off to a late start. Jackson was hampered by injury during most of training

camp, so his time on the field was limited. But he did not let that distract him from his training. “I just waited to see how things worked out,” he said. “Even though I was hurt I just worked my hardest to get back on the field and if an opportunity came for me I was going to take advantage of it.” Despite injuries to the defensive line, the unit has seen success with former reserve players such as Jackson in the game. Rutgers allowed a total of 12 points this season and collected a shutout against Howard, becoming the only school to shut an opponent out in each of the last seven seasons. And head coach Kyle Flood has taken note of Jackson’s performance and believes this is only the beginning. “Myles has done a nice job stepping into his role,” Flood said. “With Marvin Booker out right now, he’s been in that reserve role behind Ka’Lial Glaud and he’s taken advantage of the snaps that he’s been given. Again, I think as he gets more experience on the field, his upside will be very good.” Jackson and the defensive line will get their first true test of the season in South Florida. But despite the absence of Booker and redshirt freshman defensive tackle Al Page, Jackson maintains complete confidence. “Everybody practices hard, works hard,” he said “Like me, they’re all waiting for that opportunity, so I have no doubts that everybody is going to step up this week.”


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SPORTS PAGE 18 GOLF KNIGHTS TAKE SECOND AT BUCKNELL

Pair of golfers lead RU in strong season opener BY GREGORY JOHNSON CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Rutgers men’s and women’s golf teams’ fall campaigns kicked off on the road last weekend in Towson, Md., and Lewisburg, Pa., respectively. On the women’s side, Rutgers tied for second overall out of 15 teams in the Bucknell Invitational with a final score of 931 (310-310311). For only the first event of the season, head coach Maura Waters-Ballard was impressed. “We only had two days of team practice before we took off,” Waters-Ballard said. “I was really proud of how they all played. They all played very consistently, mentally stable. They really did a good job out there.” Sophomore Kortnie Maxoutopoulis and senior co-captain Brittany Weddell led the way for the Knights, tying individually for fifth overall with 229. Rutgers’ top two golfers from the season’s first event, as well as much of last season, received high praise from Waters-Ballard. “Brittany’s play was tremendous this weekend,” WatersBallard said. “I think she did a great job leading the way and setting an example for the freshmen.” Maxoutopoulis, who had a strong freshman campaign, continued where she left off for the Knights, making six birdies. “Kor tnie played a lot this summer, and her skill sets have improved even more from last year,” Waters-Ballard said. “She’s made a lot of improvements in her mental game. I think we are going to continue to see good play and great scores out of her as we move for ward.” Freshmen Melanie Chambers, Samantha Moyal, and senior cocaptain Karen Cash rounded out the scorecard for the team, finish-

Sophomore Kortnie Maxoutopoulis tied for fifth overall at last weekend’s Bucknell Invitational with a score of 229. The Knights captured second place after posting a team score of 931. DAILY TARGUM / 2011 ing with final totals of 235, 240 and 242, respectively. For the men, it was uncharted territory at STX Match Play. “I don’t think any of our guys have ever played in a match play format,” said head coach Rob Shutte. “It’s a unique format, one we haven’t played in. So it’s cool, something different.” But one of the potential downsides to match play unveiled itself on the first day on the green Saturday, when the Scarlet Knights

opened with a difficult blind draw pairing against host Towson, falling, 4-3, in their STX opener. A crucial factor was top freshman recruit Jonathan Chang suffering a loss in the first position in his collegiate golf debut. Towson junior Joe Gunerman beat him in all 18 holes. “It was obviously a heartbreaker for him and came down to him on the end,” Shutte said. “But it was good to put him in the fire and get him tested. He got a lot of support out there.”

Juniors Doug Walters, Jonathan Renza and Dillon Corbo won the three individual victories against Towson, 6-5, 54 and 4-3, respectively. Senior captain John Fagan and freshmen Jacob Stockl and Hyung Mo Kim represented the rest of the Knights’ scorecard on the losing end. After being sent down to the loser’s bracket Sunday, the team redeemed itself with a 7-0 sweep against Stevenson. Corbo played

first position for Rutgers in the set, winning, 4-3, to lead the way. But after losing the first match against a strong opponent Saturday, the Knights found a frustrating position in the grand scheme. “Certainly I feel like we’re one of the top three teams here,” Shutte said. “But we can’t finish any better than fifth [today], even though we’ll have a 2-1 record if we’re able to take care of business. The men concluded STX Match Play yesterday against FDU.

Women’s Golf Schedule Yale Women’s Intercollegiate New Haven, Conn. Sept. 21-23

Rutgers Invitational Piscataway, N.J. Oct. 5 & 6

Lehigh Invitational Bethlehem, Pa. Oct 20 & 21

Furman Lady Paladin Invitational Greenville, S.C. Oct. 26-28

Moorehead State Spring Invitational Ocala, Fla. March 17-19


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SPORTS PAGE 19 KNIGHT NOTEBOOK MATCHUP WITH DANIELS TESTS PASS DEFENSE

Sophomore safety Lorenzo Waters tracks down a play Saturday against Howard. Waters and the Knights defensive backfield continue to gameplan for B.J. Daniels, South Florida’s mobile quarterback that has developed since losing by 31 points three years ago in Piscataway. LIANNE NG, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

RU secondary prepares for versatile QB BY TYLER BARTO SPORTS EDITOR

One of Lorenzo Waters’ first career opportunities for playing time occurred Nov. 5, in place of injured Rutgers football teammate Duron Harmon. The sophomore safety’s role — spying South Florida quarterback B.J. Daniels — was thankless. “We only ran the spy a few times,” Waters said yesterday, “but it was a great experience getting the feel for the speed of the game and how they move around.” Waters faces the 6-foot, 217pound Daniels for the first time as a starter Thursday, when the Scarlet Knights secondary figures to face its most dynamic test yet. Daniels ranks second in the Big East in passing yards per game and pass efficiency, and is tied for second in total offense with 322 yards per game. He has grown considerably since the wide-eyed quarterback Rutgers handled, 31-0, as a freshman in 2009, Harmon said. “He’s an underestimated quarterback,” said Harmon, who makes the majority of the secondary calls. “A lot of people believe that he’s just a runner, but I believe he really did progress over these last four years to become a really good quarterback.” Daniels totaled more than 400 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns Saturday in a comeback victory at Nevada. His combination of size and speed could prove challenging for Rutgers to replicate in practice. “It’s difficult,” Waters said. “He’s a great athlete, but we have

great players, too. They are going to give us the best look they can.” But outside of a 28-27 loss at South Florida in 2010, the Knights have largely contained the dualthreat Daniels. He managed only 160 passing yards and went 14-for34 for a touchdown and interception in last season’s 20-17 Rutgers overtime win in Piscataway. Daniels gained 90 yards on the ground, but 26 lost yards because of sacks and scrambles negated his impact. Harmon credits the Knights’ defensive game plan — former head coach Greg Schiano’s brainchild — and new coordinator Robb Smith’s adherence to it in halting Daniels. He points to senior linebacker Steve Beauharnais’, sophomore linebacker Kevin Snyder’s and Waters’ jobs as quarterback spies during the last three seasons, respectively. But another factor is familiarity, he said. “You know what it feels like to go against somebody who’s a dual threat,” Harmon said. “It’s not somebody that just comes every two years, and you don’t know how to prepare for them. We know how to prepare for guys like this.”

HEAD

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KYLE FLOOD

said he received a text message from predecessor Greg Schiano after the team’s win against Howard. Schiano, now the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, won his NFL debut, 16-10, Sunday against Carolina. The Knights’ matchup takes place at Raymond James Stadium, where Schiano will prepare

before leaving this weekend for New York. “They have another big game coming up for them, as do we,” Flood said of the Bucs. “Hopefully maybe pregame I’ll get a chance to say hello to him.” Flood worked seven years under Schiano as the Knights’ offensive line coach, the last four of which he served as assistant head coach. He also spent two seasons beside Schiano as cooffensive coordinator. “I certainly found over the seven years I worked with him, if you can play good defense, it always starts with stopping the run,” Flood said. “[If] you can make big plays on special teams, you’re always going to have opportunities to win. Those have been things that helped us win.”

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optimistic about sophomore center Betim Bujari’s chances of playing at South Florida. Bujari, Flood’s anointed starter at center since the spring, practiced after leaving Saturday’s game early. Junior right guard Andre Civil, meanwhile, remains in doubt. Sophomore Taj Alexander replaced him against Howard after Civil suffered an injury and did not return. “I’m not feeling great about that right now,” Flood said. Flood said sophomore running back Savon Huggins has a 50 percent chance of playing against the Bulls after suffering an injury Saturday. Flood was more optimistic about junior defensive end Marcus Thompson, who practiced yesterday.

South Florida quarterback B.J. Daniels provides the first true barometer for Rutgers. KEITH FREEMAN, SENIOR STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER


FAMILIAR FOE Rutgers head football coach Kyle Flood and the Knights coaching staff have the unenviable task of planning for USF quarterback B.J. Daniels. / PAGE 19

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PUSHED INTO ACTION Redshirt freshman Myles Jackson takes early playing time in stride after defensive line teammates deal with injury concerns after only two games. / PAGE 17

SPLASH START The Rutgers women’s golf team kick off its season with a second-place showing at Bucknell. / PAGE 18

SPORTS

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Whenever you run out of that tunnel, having the crowd behind you, the adrenaline rush just kicks in.” — Redshirt freshman defensive end Myles Jackson

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012

TENNIS NJIT-RUTGERS, TOMORROW

RU welcomes fall with youthful outlook BY MIKE MORTON CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Rutgers tennis team begins its fall season tomorrow when it hosts NJIT at the Rutgers Tennis Complex. The first match of the year serves as a scrimmage for both squads, as they prepare to begin their respective seasons. The Scarlet Knights look at the match as an opportunity to gain experience and work on their personal games, as well as setting potential lineups for the future, said head coach Ben Bucca. “In the fall we really don’t focus on team scoring — it’s all on individual play,” Bucca said. “It’s really about player development and getting a lot of good information as to what our lineup should be in the spring.” Rutgers finished last spring with a 13-9 record and compiled a 7-3 record in conference play. But the team is young this season and relatively inexperienced. The Knights feature three freshmen and no seniors on the roster. Rutgers will rely heavily on juniors Vanessa Petrini and Stefania Balasa to set an example for the young players. “Stef and Vanessa, as the ones with the most experience on the team, have that added responsibility to not only take care of themselves, but to be good role models to teach the freshmen what’s expected of them,” Bucca said. Head coach Ben Bucca expects juniors Stefania Balasa (pictured) and Vanessa Petrini to step into a leadership role this season without the advantage of any seniors on the team’s roster. DAILY TARGUM / 2012

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OUTLOOK ON PAGE 16

FOOTBALL COLEMAN FIXES PROBLEMS AFTER TWO-SCORE GAME

VOLLEYBALL

Wide receiver fights off long pass struggles

Knights protect long win streak against Lehigh BY AARON FARRAR STAFF WRITER

BY JOSH BAKAN The Rutgers volleyball team looks to extend its winning streak to nine matches today when it takes on Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pa. The Scarlet Knights (101) are coming of f a dominating outing last weekend at the Spar tan Classic in Nor folk, Va. Rutgers swept UNC-Wilmington, Stetson and host Norfolk State, clinching the tournament’s championship. Senior middle blocker and tournament MVP Alex Jones led the Knights in the tournament.

ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR

There are two plays that epitomize sophomore wide receiver Brandon Coleman’s season for the Rutgers football team. Coleman’s 32-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter Saturday against Howard, his second of three touchdown catches this season, was one of those plays. The other occurred earlier in the same quarter, when a deep pass fell through Coleman’s fingertips. SEE

Sophomore wide receiver Brandon Coleman fights off Howard’s Julian Davis in the Knights’ 26-0 victory Saturday at home. JOVELLE TAMAYO, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

STRUGGLES ON PAGE 15

EXTRA POINT

MLB SCORES Miami Philadelphia

1 Cleveland 3 Minnesota

2 7

Washington New York (N)

5 1

Detroit Chicago (A)

1 6

Pittsburgh Cincinnati

3 Chicago (N) 4 Houston

4 1

ASHLEY DECKERT

was the first Knight to cross the finish line Saturday at the Spike Shoe Invitational at Penn State in a time of 22:28, which was good for a 25th-place showing.

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STREAK ON PAGE 15

RUTGERS SPORTS CALENDAR VOLLEYBALL

TENNIS

MEN’S GOLF

VOLLEYBALL

vs. Lehigh

vs. NJIT

Rutgers Invitational

at Radford

Tonight, 5 p.m. Bethlehem, Pa.

Wednesday, 2 p.m. RU Tennis Complex

Friday Rutgers University Golf Course

Friday, 4 p.m. Philadelphia


The Daily Targum 2012-09-11