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Obama replies to Mideast comments Josh lederman & Steven peoles Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, defending his foreign policy record at a time of anti-American rage in the Muslim world, fired back at suggestions from Republican Mitt Romney that the president has been weak with allies and enemies alike. In an interview airing the night before Obama meets with other world leaders at the United Nations, the president said, “If Gov. Romney is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so.” It was Obama’s most direct rebuttal yet to persistent skepticism by his White House rival on his handling of an unravel-
ing situation in the Middle East. Romney has charged the U.S. stance has been marred by miscalculations, mixed messages and appeasement. The foreign policy arguments come as both candidates sharpen their strategy just six weeks ahead of Election Day. Speaking to reporters on a flight to Colorado Sunday night, Romney acknowledged he was slipping behind Obama in several swing states and said he would spend more time with voters in the coming weeks. “I think the fundraising season is probably a little quieter going forward,” he said following a weekend largely devoted to raising money in California. Facing Republican fears that his campaign is moving in the
wrong direction, Romney huddled earlier in the day with his top advisers, preparing for next month’s debates and crafting a more aggressive strategy. “I don’t pay a lot of attention to the day-to-day polls. They change a great deal,” Romney said. “And I know that in the coming six weeks they’re very unlikely to stay where they are today.” Obama Is launching a new campaign offensive Monday with his first television advertisement targeting Romney’s comments about Americans who don’t pay income taxes. The ad, which was to start running in swing state Ohio, argues that Romney should stop attacking others on taxes and “come clean” on his own.
The ad uses Romney’s comments to wealthy donors that 47 percent of Americans don’t pay income taxes, believe they are victims and feel entitled to government assistance. It shows Romney saying, “My job is not to worry about those people.” The 30-second spot signals that Obama will keep making the wealthy Romney’s taxes a campaign issue even after the Republican released a second year of information about his personal finances on Friday. Romney and Obama both discussed foreign policy in interviews broadcast Sunday on CBS’ “60 Minutes.” Romney, who has criticized Obama’s response to unrest in Syria and anti-American protests across the Muslim world,
broadened his reproach to include Israel. He said Obama’s failure to schedule a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the annual U.N. gathering this week “sends a message throughout the Middle East that somehow we distance ourselves from our friends.” The White House has said scheduling precluded a meeting between the two leaders, who won’t be in New York at the same time. But Obama pushed back on the notion that he feels pressure from Netanyahu, dismissing as noise the Israeli leader’s calls for the U.S. to lay out a “red line” that Iran’s nuclear program mustn’t cross to avoid American military intervention. “When it comes to our na-
tional security decisions, any pressure that I feel is simply to do what’s right for the American people,” Obama said. “And I am going to block out any noise that’s out there. “ In a wide-ranging interview conducted the day after U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens was killed in an attack on Benghazi, Obama defended his foreign policy successes, noting he’d followed through on a commitment to end the war in Iraq and had nabbed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. He also waxed optimistic that winning a second term would give him a mandate to overcome obstructionism from congressional Republicans whose No. 1 goal, he said, has been to prevent his re-election.
Candidates target Latino voters Julie Pace
WASHINGTON– Mitt Romney appears to be banking this week on Latinos having short-term memories unveiling a softer tone on immigration during the Republican presidential candidate’s strongest push yet to cut into President Barack Obama’s commanding lead for the Latino vote. The GOP nominee ratcheted up advertising in Latino markets, addressed the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and appeared on the leading
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The Residential Hall Association (RHA) is busy working toward uniting residential halls here at A&T. RHA is a student leadership organization that represents all residence halls on A&T’s campus. “Our purpose is to foster a sense of community within and between the residence halls and to promote the overall residence hall experience within a living and learning experience,” said Christina Evans, president of RHA, and social work major from Durham, NC. “We give each resident a voice within the department of Housing and Residence Life
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The A&T chapter of the NAACP examines problems within the African American community with a panel discussion.
Recent comments from former Gov. Romney has given voters a different outlook on whether to vote for him in November.
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RHA announces lineup for campus events
People of all ages attended the 114th annual Central Carolina Fair on Saturday. Rides, games and exotic animals including camels and llamas were available for the public to enjoy. When visitors were not getting their thrills they could take a break from the action to enhoy hot dogs, funnel cakes, and plenty more from the many food vendors.
Spanish-language networks, Univision and Telemundo. He caught skeptics’ attention when he spoke of immigration in ways that appeared at odds with some of the statements he made during the primaries, including suggesting he’d support the DREAM Act which would give a path to citizenship for those who immigrated as children and attend college or serve in the military after previously saying he’d veto the measure. The messages seemed so dif-
and within university administration.” This year RHA has a lot of enrichment programs planned for this semester: •The Crowning of Mr. and Miss RHA, October 11 at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Event Center •Homecoming Lobby Decoration Contest, October 16. Supplies will be distributed given to Hall Directors on this date. •Homecoming Lobby Decoration Contest, October 22 at 2 p.m.. Judging of each lobby for the grand prize •Town Hall Meeting, October 17 in Village 5 Classroom (A chance to voice concerns about housing to administrative staff) •SCREAM Week-Costume u See RHA on Page 2
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As the first installment of its series entitled Re Up: Taking Our Power Back, the N.C. A&T collegiate chapter of the NAACP hosted the program ‘What’s Wrong With Us?’ Sasasha Fleming, collegiate chapter’s committee chairperson and sophomore marketing major from Washington, D.C. explained, “the series is centered around on politics, love, health, and being united.” “If we take these issues at hand, we can become better as a people,” she added. Jasmine Hooks, senior English creative writing major from Raleigh, explained the problem in the African American community is multifaceted. “We are existing in a system of oppression..We have become content with being discontented.” She explained the African American community must educate themselves to realize they are “a powerful people.” Members of the panel were one accord as each agreed the African American community’s current state cannot be blamed solely on individuals or the system because it is a result of both. With negative images of African Americans portrayed on television, people believe the media’s representation of blacks has worsened over the years. Vice President of Internal Affairs Canisha Turner, junior agricultural business major from Waverly Va. highlighted that people on television are paid to act a certain way and
that reality television is not real. “We have to distinguish what’s real and what’s the job,” she said. Turner also emphasized positive media noting Michelle Obama as someone who has something beneficial to offer the African American society. Panelist Wesley Morris, community organizer and A&T alumni from Raleigh, stressed the importance of thinking for oneself. He explained individuals must grow, “the ability to develop independent thinking.” He continued, referencing the lack of connectivity between people today. Morris expressed people seem more connected with celebrities in media than those they encounter on a regular basis and said, “We’re so far away from some people [we] ascribe to.” He further suggested people get closer to individuals they actually live with. During the program, a murmur arose among the crowd after the claim that African Americans may feel inferior to Whites. Citing W.E.B. DuBois’ Souls of Black Folk, Hooks explained how African Americans feel caught between being American and African American- a concept DuBois termed double-consciousness. Morris referenced Assata Shakur, Tupac Shakur and SistaSoulja in his answer. He explained freedom as an internal manner determined by an individual’s mindset and the choices he or she makes. “You may never get there
but you grow to freedom,” said Morris, stressing that freedom is not necessarily concrete or finite, but a state of being one must grow toward. The final questions were, “How can we get back on our throne? How can we be the best we can be.” “I am my brother’s keeper,” Hooks said, wanting audience members to remember to help others because the African American community must become a collectivistic culture in order to succeed as a unit. Before closing, the floor was opened for audience members to express their thoughts about the program. “I think it went well. It was refreshing to see so many people interested,” Fleming said. “I thought [the program] was amazing. I think it was very diverse in the answers. It was also very enlightening,” said sophomore Ivy Ferrell, a political science major from Raleigh. Another student, junior Gabrielle Cole, general economics major also from Raleigh stated, “It was very eye opening. We can’t change everything at once, but we can take one step at a time.” Gerald Spates, faculty advisor for A&T’s chapter of NAACP, said, “I was very impressed. I feel it’s important to raise awareness on societal issues. These are the kinds of programs I want to see them do on a continuous basis.” -email@example.com and follow us @ATRegister on Twitter
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failing to pass immigration reform. Obama commands nearly 70 percent of Latino support, which could be critical in swing states with large Hispanic populations, such as Nevada and Colorado. But Romney hopes to grab some of those votes by appealing to Latinos’ concerns about the economy, which polls show is Latinos’ greatest issue. But the economic message is tougher to get across when the perception of many Latinos is that Republicans don’t like them, Weeks said. Romney expressed support for Arizona’s tough immigration law _ which requires police officers, while enforcing other laws, to question the immigration status of those suspected of being in the country illegally _ and other policies that encourage the undocumented to “selfdeport,” or return to their countries of birth. He has said he’d veto the federal DREAM Act. The bill failed, but Obama implemented a policy this summer that would halt deportations of young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. This week, Romney said he supported giving legal permanent residence to illegal immigrants who serve in the military. He suggested to Univision that he could support legislation similar to the DREAM Act that has been proposed by Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio. “I’m not going to be rounding people up and deporting them,” Romney said. “We’re going to put in place a permanent solution. And, unlike the president, when I’m president I will actually do what I promised.”
RHA From page 1 Party (Collaboration with SUAB) October 31 at 8 p.m. in Stallings Ballroom •Casino Night (Collaboration with SUAB) November 8 at 7 p.m. in Stallings Ballroom •Show Time at the Apollo Try-outs, October 29-November 9. Location TBA •Show Time at the Apollo, November 14 at 7 p.m. in Stallings Ballroom •Kicking it Old School “Zumba Night”, November 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Stallings Ballroom Next semester RHA has a host of programs that range from the Annual Young and Gifted to the Residence Hall Step Off. More programs are under way for the spring semester, so
Romney hosted several prominent Latino Republican elected officials at the Republican National Convention last month in Tampa, Fla. But at the same convention, the party formally adopted a platform saying that more states should adopt laws like Arizona’s, which the vast majority of Latinos strongly oppose. “Part of the problem is that a lot of Latino voters are not in his corner for things that have nothing to do with him,” said Sylvia Manzano, a senior analyst at Latino Decisions, which is conducting a weekly Latino tracking poll with impreMedia. The Republican Party’s approach with immigrants over the past several years makes it difficult for Romney or any candidate to make up ground in one campaign, let alone 45 days, Manzano said. Romney’s approach also risks alienating supporters. “There is a reason why he took the position that he took during his campaign for the nomination,” said Ira Mehlman, communications director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform. “If the people who took him at face value back then find they’ve been betrayed, it might not sit well with them.” Obama faces his own challenges with Latinos. His actions don’t always match his words. Despite a message of compassion, his administration has deported more illegal immigrants than any other administration. He was pressed repeatedly Thursday by Univision anchors over a promise to deliver immigration reform. Obama admitted his “biggest failure so far” was not passing immigration reform.
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Report on sheriff signals start of fight Michael Biesecker Associated Press
RALEIGH (AP) — The release of a federal investigative report that painted a North Carolina sheriff as a racist who routinely violates the civil rights of Latinos and sought to obstruct a federal investigation could mark the beginning of a protracted legal fight. While U.S. Department of Justice spokeswoman Nanda Chitre confirmed to The Associated Press that the agency has no plan to prosecute Alamance County Sheriff Terry S. Johnson on criminal charges, Johnson and the federal government appear headed for a lawsuit that could last for years. UNC School of Law professor Catherine Y. Kim said there is no mechanism for the U.S. government to remove a dulyelected local official from office. Johnson is in the midst of a 4-year term that does not expire until 2014. “But just because they aren’t going to throw the sheriff in jail, certainly doesn’t mean he is off the hook,” said Kim, who teaches civil rights law.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal laws bar police from engaging in a pattern of violating the constitutional protections of U.S. citizens or legal residents. Following a more than two-year investigation, lawyers for the Justice Department determined that Johnson and his deputies illegally targeted, stopped, detained and arrested Latinos without probable cause with the aim of boosting deportations. In an 11-page report issued Tuesday, the Justice Department recommended a list of steps to end discrimination by the department, including remedial training, new internal procedures for recognizing and investigating civil rights violations and community outreach. The Republican sheriff said the accusations against him are politically motivated. If Johnson fails to reach a negotiated settlement, federal officials suggested they would sue the sheriff. Johnson has given no indication he is interested in a settlement or if he has given any thought to resigning. Chuck Kitchen, Johnson’s attorney, called the prospects
for a negotiated settlement “unlikely.” He suggested the federal report is little more than unfounded allegations with no evidence or named witnesses to back it up. If the Justice Department sues and a federal judge agrees that Johnson and his deputies practiced discriminatory policing, Kim said a federal court could impose sanctions on the department and hold the sheriff in contempt of court if he fails to comply. The federal government could also cut federal funding for county programs. “Based on its findings, the Justice Department clearly believes it has a strong case,” Kim said. The tough-talking sheriff rebuffed interview requests from The Associated Press this week, but suggested in a written statement that the federal probe was a political attack by the Obama Administration. He denied his department has ever discriminated against “Spanish speaking persons.” First elected in 2002, Johnson has been among North Carolina’s most vocal propo-
GREENSBORO (AP) — Police in Greensboro have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a man. Police say they were called to a neighborhood in east Greensboro shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday. Officers found 32-year-old Jamal Muata Perry in a house, suffering from gunshot wounds. Perry was taken to Moses
Cone Hospital where he died. Twenty-eight-year-old Landis Lamar Jackson has been charged with first-degree murder and burglary. Jackson is being held in the Guilford County jail. It was not clear if he has a lawyer. Capt. Mike Richey says Perry often stayed at the home where the shooting occurred, but the officer was not certain if the victim lived there. Richey says other people were in the home.
Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez outlined numerous statements and incidents in the Justice Department report that federal authorities said reveal Johnson’s racial prejudice against Latinos. “The discriminatory conduct we observed is deeply rooted in a culture that begins with Sheriff Johnson and permeates the entire agency,” said Perez, who oversees the agency’s civil rights division. According to the federal report, Johnson also referred to Latinos as “taco eaters” prone to drinking, drug dealing and pedophilia. He ordered special roadblocks in neighborhoods where Latinos live. People with brown skin were stopped while whites were waved through. “If you stop a Mexican, don’t write a citation, arrest him,” the sheriff is quoted as telling his department’s supervisors, according to the federal report. His deputies were as much as 10 times more likely to stop Latino drivers than non-Latinos, according the federal review of the department’s traffic stop records. Hispanics make up only 11 percent of the population in
Alamance. Following the release of the Justice Department report last week, ICE officials cancelled Alamance’s 287(g) contract, cutting off the sheriff’s access to the federal database used at the county jail to check who is in the country illegally. At Johnson’s request, federal officials also removed all foreign-born detainees then housed at the Alamance jail. The county had been receiving $66.95 per inmate, per day from ICE, a lucrative revenue stream for the sheriff’s department. There were no signs last week that political support for Johnson had waned at home, however. After a closed session meeting to discuss the federal report Monday, members of the Republican-dominated county board of commissioners had nothing but praise for the embattled sheriff. “I think he has done a fantastic job for the county,” Commission Vice-Chair Bill Lashley told a reporter for the Burlington Times-News. “He is the best sheriff we’ve had.”
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nents of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s 287(g) program, which trained local law enforcement officers to perform immigration checks. Enacted under the administration of President George W. Bush, the program is now being phased out by ICE after numerous complaints of racial profiling. Alamance was one of six North Carolina counties participating in the program. “Everybody gets all upset and says it’s just looking at the Hispanic population,” Johnson said during a legislative hearing last year. “It’s not. We have identified Italians, Germans, (people) from Denmark, other nations. Not just from Spanishspeaking countries.” Johnson’s office could not immediately say how many immigrants have been deported from Alamance or their countries of origin. But Alamance County, about an hour’s drive northwest of Raleigh, has a national reputation among Latinos as a place to be avoided and is often cited as a trouble spot by advocates for immigration reform.
three sections fell by two points compared to 2011. Critical reading scores dropped to 491, math scores fell to 506 and writing dropped to 472 for a combined score of 1469. The maximum score on each section is 800. Sixty-five percent of public high school students, or 55,720, took the SAT, the highest participation rate in North Carolina history, state officials said. The number of students taking Advanced Placement exams increased 7.8 percent and the
Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s average combined score on the SAT college-entrance exam fell again with the Class of 2012, while participation in both the test and college-level Advanced Placement courses increased, according to figures released Monday by the state Department of Public Instruction. DPI officials said that average scores on each of the SAT’s
number of scores high enough to get college credit increased 7.2 percent. “The strong SAT and Advanced Placement participation rates in North Carolina are encouraging because they demonstrate that students are planning to further their college education,” Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson said. “I am especially pleased to see AP participation rates and performance improving.” Last year, North Carolina’s average score on the writing,
math and critical reading portions of the SAT was 1475, a 10-point drop from the combined score reported in 2010. The 10-year trend shows critical reading scores are two points lower than in 2002 and math scores are one point higher. Nationally, average scores on the test’s critical reading section fell one point to 496 and scores in the writing section fell one point to 488. Math scores remained steady at 514. A total of 53,836 North Carolina students took AP exams.
Obama heads to United Nations meeting Romney has sought to raise doubts about whether Obama has made the world a safer place, criticizing Obama for not meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during Netanyahu’s trip to the U.S. for the U.N. meeting. Republicans noted that Obama was taking time to appear on a daytime talk show instead of meeting with world leaders. Republicans also seized on remarks that Obama made in a separate interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” that they said “dismissed” the deaths of the four Americans as “bumps in the road” and said that Obama in the same interview likened Netanyahu’s concerns about Iran to “noise.” “There’s a continuing pattern of throwing Israel under the bus,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., told reporters on a conference call organized by the Romney campaign. Carney said Obama’s remarks about “bumps in the road” referred to upheavals in the region as populations there
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NEW YORK — President Barack Obama will use an address Tuesday at the United Nations to press back against Republican criticism that he’s mishandling the U.S. relationship with Israel, two weeks after tumult in the Arab world thrust his handling of foreign policy into the presidential campaign. White House officials said Obama would use the speech before the world body to denounce the violence that led to the deaths of four Americans in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, as well as to underscore that the U.S. is united with Israel when it comes to ensuring that Iran not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon. Coming 42 days before the election, Obama’s speech is likely to be aimed at a domestic audience as much as an international one, but White House press secretary Jay Carney insisted: “This is not a campaign speech.” Republican challenger Mitt
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seek to shed decades of dictatorial rule, and he called Republican criticism “desperate and offensive.” “Obviously in these countries there are huge challenges, huge obstacles to the kinds of change that the people in these countries are demanding,” Carney said. He said there was a “rather desperate attempt to grasp at words and phrases here to find political advantage. And in this case that’s profoundly offensive.” Obama also faced criticism for not scheduling a single meeting with a foreign leader during his 24-hour trip to the U.N. but finding time Monday afternoon to tape an interview with ABC’s daytime chat show “The View.” He held 13 bilateral meetings with foreign leaders at last year’s U.N. General Assembly. Carney did not offer a reason for the lack of meetings, but he said Obama has held “extensive consultations” with world leaders since taking office. He noted that Obama “just in the last few weeks” had talked with the leaders of Egypt, Israel, Ye-
men, Turkey and Libya, and that those talks would continue. Romney campaign officials said the lack of meetings suggested Obama has been disengaged on foreign policy, an area in which the Democratic president has had a decided edge, particularly after the death of Osama bin Laden. Republicans seized on Obama’s remarks in the “60 Minutes” interview when he said he would “block out any noise that’s out there” when he was asked about pressure from Netanyahu. Carney said the two leaders will not be in New York at the same time. He noted they had recently talked for more than an hour and insisted that they are both committed to preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. “That’s the president’s policy,” Carney said, adding that Obama has sought an international consensus against Iran, along with sanctions and a “firm commitment that every option available to him remains on the table in dealing with this challenge.”
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Emancipation Proclamation showcased New SARS-like virus BRETT ZONGKER
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Issued 150 years ago this week, President Abraham Lincolnâ€™s initial proclamation that he would free the Southâ€™s slaves is enjoying a public showcase to match its increased proďŹ le among scholars. Lincoln released his lesserknown preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862 â€” 100 days before the ďŹ nal version. The ďŹ rst of the two documents has gained importance among historians as a turning point in the Civil War because of a change in thinking over the past 50 years. Slavery and its abolition were once treated by historians as minor parts of the story behind the Civil War, but that
began to change after the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, said historian Edward Ayers, president of the University of Richmond. Since then, the steps that led to emancipation have been recognized for their importance â€” with the Sept. 22 proclamation being a prime example. â€œAll our thinking about this has undergone remarkable recasting over the last 50 years,â€? Ayers said. â€œPeople begin now with slavery as the fundamental fact and emancipation and less with union as being the sole focus of attention.â€? Commemorations began Monday with a forum moderated by Ayers at the Smithsonian Institution discussed the steps leading to emancipation. The discussion was broadcast to 100 schools, museums and
libraries. The National Endowment for the Humanities also organized readings at the Lincoln Memorial. Meanwhile, the only surviving version of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in Lincolnâ€™s handwriting will make an eight-city tour of New York state this fall. The ofďŹ cial government copy from the National Archives will be shown beginning Saturday in New York City at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Other exhibits will feature copies of the ďŹ nal version in the months preceding the Jan. 1 anniversary of its issuing. The preliminary proclamation served as a warning that if the Confederacy did not end its â€œrebellionâ€? against the United States and voluntarily abolish
slavery, then Lincoln would order the slaves freed on the ďŹ rst day of 1863. Lincoln believed it was a way to use his military powers to push to end slavery. Lincoln drafted the preliminary proclamation over the summer of 1862 but held off on releasing it because of Union defeats. He felt there was enough of a victory when Confederate forces turned back after the Battle of Antietam in late August that he went ahead. There was once skepticism among historians about Lincolnâ€™s deliberate approach. For example, neither version of the proclamation covered ďŹ ve slave-holding Union border states that were freed in separate federal actions. But Ayers says most scholars now view Lincoln as shrewd.
Decades of federal dollars helped fuel gas boom KEVIN BEGOS
PITTSBURGH (AP) â€” It sounds like a free-market success story: a natural gas boom created by drilling company innovation, delivering a vast new source of cheap energy without the government subsidies that solar and wind power demand. â€œThe free market has worked its magic,â€? the Barnett Shale Energy Education Council, an industry group, claimed over the summer. The boom happened â€œaway from the greedy grasp of Washington,â€? the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank, wrote in an essay this year. If bureaucrats â€œhad known this was going on,â€? the essay went on, â€œsurely Washington would have done something to slow it down, tax it more, or stop it altogether.â€?
But those who helped pioneer the technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, recall a different path. Over three decades, from the shale ďŹ elds of Texas and Wyoming to the Marcellus in the Northeast, the federal government contributed more than $100 million in research to develop fracking, and billions more in tax breaks. Now, those industry pioneers say their own effort shows that the government should back research into future sources of energy â€” for decades, if need be â€” to promote breakthroughs. For all its success now, many people in the oil and gas industry itself once thought shale gas was a waste of time. â€œThereâ€™s no point in mincing words. Some people thought it was stupid,â€? said Dan Steward, a geologist who began working with the Texas natural gas ďŹ rm Mitchell Energy in 1981. Stew-
ard estimated that in the early years, â€œprobably 90 percent of the peopleâ€? in the ďŹ rm didnâ€™t believe shale gas would be proďŹ table. â€œDid I know it was going to work? Hell no,â€? Steward added. Shale is a rock formation thousands of feet underground. Among its largest U.S. deposits are the Marcellus Shale, under parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia, and the Barnett Shale is in north Texas. Geologists knew shale contained gas, but for more than 100 years the industry focused on shallower reserves. With fracking, large volumes of water, along with sand and hazardous chemicals, are injected underground to break rock apart and free the gas. In 1975, the Department of Energy began funding research into fracking and horizontal drilling, where wells go down
and then sideways for thousands of feet. But it took more than 20 years to perfect the process. Alex Crawley, a former Department of Energy employee, recalled that some early tests were spectacular â€” in a bad way. A test of fracking explosives in Morgantown, W.Va., â€œblew the pipe out of the well about 600 feet highâ€? in the 1970s, Crawley said. Luckily, no one was killed. He added that a 1975 test well in Wyoming â€œproduced a lot of water.â€? Steward recalled that Mitchell Energy didnâ€™t even cover the cost of fracking on shale tests until the 36th well was drilled. â€œThereâ€™s not a lot of companies that would stay with something this long. Most companies would have given up,â€? he said, crediting founder George Mitchell as a visionary who also got support from the government.
detected in Middle East MARIA CHENG
LONDON (AP) â€” Global health ofďŹ cials are closely monitoring a new respiratory virus related to SARS that is believed to have killed at least one person in Saudi Arabia and left a Qatari citizen in critical condition in London. The germ is a coronavirus, from a family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as SARS, the severe acute respiratory syndrome that killed some 800 people, mostly in Asia, in a 2003 epidemic. In the latest case, British ofďŹ cials alerted the World Health Organization on Saturday of the new virus in a man who transferred from Qatar to be treated in London. WHO said virus samples from the patient are almost identical to those of a 60-year-old Saudi national who died earlier this year. The agency isnâ€™t currently recommending travel restrictions and said the source of infection remains unknown. Health ofďŹ cials donâ€™t know yet whether the virus could spread as rapidly as SARS did or if it might kill as many people. SARS, which ďŹ rst jumped to humans from civet cats in China, hit more than 30 countries worldwide after spreading from Hong Kong. â€œItâ€™s still (in the) very early days,â€? said Gregory Hartl, a WHO spokesman. â€œAt the moment, we have two sporadic cases and there are still a lot of holes to be ďŹ lled in.â€? He added it was unclear how the virus spreads. Coronaviruses are typically spread in the air but Hartl said scientists were considering the possibility that the patients were infected directly by animals. He said there was no evidence yet of any human-to-
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human transmission. â€œAll possible avenues of infection are being explored right now,â€? he said. No other countries have so far reported any similar cases to WHO, he said, and so far there is no connection between the cases except for a history of travel in Saudi Arabia. Hartl said the ďŹ rst patient may have had an underlying condition but it probably didnâ€™t make him more susceptible to catching the virus. Other experts said it was unclear how dangerous the virus is. â€œWe donâ€™t know if this is going to turn into another SARS or if it will disappear into nothing,â€? said Michael Osterholm, a ďŹ‚u expert at the University of Minnesota. He said it was crucial to determine the ratio of severe to mild cases. Britainâ€™s Health Protection Agency and WHO said in statements that the 49-year-old Qatari national became ill on Sept. 3, having previously traveled to Saudi Arabia. He was transferred from Qatar to Britain on Sept. 11 and is being treated in an intensive care unit at a London hospital for problems including kidney failure. Respiratory viruses arenâ€™t usually known to cause serious kidney problems. David Heymann, chairman of the Health Protection Agency, said the new virus didnâ€™t appear that similar to SARS. Heymann said it was unknown whether the virus might mutate to spread more easily in a dangerous form, since viruses mutate constantly as they reproduce. He said none of the health workers involved in treating the Qatari patient had fallen ill. The Hajj has previously sparked outbreaks of diseases including the ďŹ‚u, meningitis and polio.
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Medication costs more Associated Press
CHARLOTTE (AP) — Large nonprofit hospitals in North Carolina are dramatically inflating prices on chemotherapy drugs at a time when they are cornering more of the market on cancer care, an investigation by two newspapers has found. The Charlotte Observer and The News & Observer of Raleigh found hospitals are routinely marking up prices on cancer drugs two to 10 times over cost. Some markups are far higher. It’s happening as hospitals increasingly buy the practices of independent oncologists, then charge more for the same chemotherapy in the same office. Asked about the findings, hospital officials said they are relying on a longtime practice of charging more for some services to make up for losses in others. Hospitals have a name for this: cost-shifting. “The drug itself may just be the vehicle for charging for the services that are provided (elsewhere),” said Joe Piemont, president of Carolinas HealthCare System, a $7 billion chain that runs about 30 hospitals. The rising price of cancer treatment has financially devastated many families, while driving up insurance costs and causing some patients to put off needed treatments. “If you have enough money or good-enough insurance, it may not be an issue for you,” said Donna Hopkins, CEO of Dynamic Medical Solutions, a Charlotte-area company that audits medical bills. “If you’re somebody who doesn’t have that, it can be a death sentence.” After examining chemotherapy bills collected by the Observer, Hopkins called the markups “outrageous.”
Some of the largest markups are made by nonprofit hospital chains that generate millions of dollars of profit each year and have billions in reserves. The newspapers obtained and analyzed a private database with information on more than 5,000 chemotherapy claims to get insight into pricing for cancer patients, a group that faces some of the nation’s highest medical bills. The drug data, along with scores of interviews, help explain why hospitals have become so expensive — and why health care spending now makes up 18 percent of the national economy. Among the markups found: — Levine Cancer Institute, owned by Carolinas HealthCare, this year collected nearly $4,500 for a dose of irinotecan, a drug used to treat people with colon cancer. The average sale price: less than $60. — UNC Health Care collected $228 for nine units of cisplatin. That was 14 times the drug’s average sales price. — Duke University Medical Center received $19,420 for a course of rituximab, used to treat lymphoma and leukemia. Medicare would have allowed a maximum payment of $6,420. — Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, owned by Novant Health, collected about $680 for 50 milligrams of cisplatin. The markup: more than 50 times the average sales price. Chuck Moore, the patient in the Forsyth case, got nine weeks of chemotherapy for cancer at the base of his tongue in 2008 and 2009. Though he had good health insurance, he still paid about $15,000. “I’ve never had a business where I could get a markup like that,” Moore, now an assembly plant supervisor now living near Atlanta. “It seems almost predatory.”
UNC sends information about Hansbrough’s mother to NCAA
COSTLIER, NOT BETTER Increasingly, private oncologists are under financial pressure to sell their businesses to hospitals. When they do, hospitals often charge more. In a review of claims for seven cancer drugs, the newspapers found that charges for all but one drug were significantly higher at hospitals and hospitalowned clinics — usually more than 45 percent higher. At the newspapers’ request, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, the state’s largest health insurer, examined data from thousands of 2011 chemotherapy claims and found that hospital-owned facilities in the state tend to be paid 50 to 150 percent more for cancer drugs than independent oncologists. Dr. Ira Klein, assistant to the chief medical officer at Aetna insurance company, said he believes the acquisitions of oncology practices by hospitals have increased costs without improving the quality of care. “We’re essentially enriching people and getting nothing for it,” he said.
CHAPEL HILL (AP) — North Carolina has provided information to the NCAA about the hiring of the mother of former basketball star Tyler Hansbrough as a fundraiser and her travels. In documents faxed to the NCAA on Sept. 13, the school included summaries of Tami Hansbrough’s trips in March 2009 that coincided with her son’s games in the Atlantic Coast Conference and NCAA tournaments. The school said then-athletic director Dick Baddour and assistant athletic director for compliance Amy Herman reviewed the trips and determined no violations took place.
SHIFTING THE COSTS Hospital officials defend their pricing. Unlike many independent clinics, they say, hospitals suffer losses from treating patients without insurance and patients covered by Medicaid, the government program for the poor and disabled. Some independent oncologists acknowledge that they often refer such patients to hospitals. Hospital officials say they provide counseling and many other cancer services that insurers don’t cover. Officials for Carolinas HealthCare and Novant Health emphasize that they provide free care to many financially needy cancer patients.
BEIJING (AP) — The company that makes Apple’s iPhones suspended production at a factory in China on Monday after a brawl by as many as 2,000 employees at a dormitory injured 40 people. The fight, the cause of which is under investigation, erupted Sunday night at a privately managed dormitory near a Foxconn Technology Group factory in the northern city of Taiyuan, the company and Chinese police said. A police statement reported by the official Xinhua News Agency said 5,000 officers were dispatched to the scene. The Taiwanese-owned company declined to say whether
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Athletic spokesman Steve Kirschner said Saturday the fax was meant to brief the NCAA following media reports and the school isn’t reporting a violation. Hansbrough raised about $5 million for the dental school foundation before moving to another university fundraising job in 2011. She resigned this month after questions arose about spending on trips she took with top UNC fundraiser Matt Kupec, who also has resigned. Those trips included destinations where her younger son, Ben, was playing basketball for Notre Dame. Hansbrough’s trips to Atlanta and Memphis, Tenn., during
Tyler’s senior season were later approved as legitimate because she reported meeting with potential donors as the Tar Heels went on to win the NCAA championship. In a cover letter to NCAA assistant director for enforcement Mike Zonder, UNC general counsel Leslie Strohm wrote that Hansbrough was selected for the dental school foundation job in 2008 by a five-member search committee from a pool of 41 candidates. She was chosen for the university fundraising job by a six-member search committee from a pool of 38 candidates, according to Strohm’s letter.
Apple supplier halts China factory after violence JOE McDONALD
the factory is involved in iPhone production. It said the facility, which employs 79,000 people, will suspend work Monday and reopen Tuesday. Foxconn makes iPhones and iPads for Apple Inc. and also assembles products for Microsoft Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. The unrest happens at a critical time for Apple. The fight started days after the launch of the latest iPhone model in the U.S. and eight other countries. The phone quickly sold out in most stores in the U.S. and Apple has a three to four-week backlog of online orders as it ramps up production to meet demand. On Monday, Apple said it sold 5 million units of the new iPhone 5 in the first three days,
less than analysts had expected. Its stock fell 1.4 percent to $690.50 in midday trading. The fight in Taiyuan started at 11 p.m. on Sunday, “drawing a large crowd of spectators and triggering chaos,” a police spokesman was quoted by Xinhua as saying. Photos posted on microblog service Sina Weibo showed broken windows, a burned vehicle and police with riot helmets, shields and clubs. In the past year, Foxconn has faced scrutiny over workers’ complaints about wages and working hours. The company raised minimum pay and promised in March to limit hours after an auditor hired by Apple found Foxconn employees were regularly required to work more than 60 hours a week.
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Romney stumbles in presidential campaign josh lEderman & Steve peoples Associated Press
Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign strove to turn the page on a week of public stumbles and Republican hand-wringing Sunday, promising a redoubled effort in the most competitive states to undercut his opponent’s economic record as voters tune in for the final six weeks of a close race. President Obama, taking a rare break from the campaigning ahead of an address to world leaders on Tuesday, dispatched top allies to try to keep Romney’s missteps alive in the minds of a dwindling cadre of undecided voters.Both candidates were looking ahead to the pivotal next phase of the campaign, where the three presidential debates — the first on Oct. 3 in Denver — present the greatest opportunities to speak directly to voters or to get tripped up by a gaffe-turned-sound bite with little time to recover before Election Day. Rehearsal for those debates consumed the early part of the day for the former Massachusetts governor, who huddled with senior advisers in Los Angeles ahead of an evening campaign stop at a Denver-area high school. Romney has consistently taken time from his campaign schedule in recent weeks to focus on debate preparation — whether studying upw on policy issues or roleplaying with Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who has
been tapped to play Obama in Romney’s debate dry runs. While both sides are downplaying expectations, Romney’s campaign sees the debates — the first one in particular — as a huge opportunity to get his campaign and its message back on track after a troublesome week. A secretly recorded video released Monday showed Romney writing off his prospects for winning over the almost half of Americans who he said pay no taxes, are dependent upon government and see themselves as victims dominated the week. “That certainly was a political analysis at a fundraiser, but it’s not a governing philosophy,” Sen. Kelly Ayotte, RN.H., a prominent Romney supporter, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” ‘’He absolutely has a vision for 100 percent of America. And that is really different from this president.” But even many conservatives were publicly sweating over the remarks, which seemed to play into Democrats’ caricature of Romney as an out-of-touch plutocrat. Also dogging Romney were reports of internal fingerpointing and questions about his foreign policy judgment. The Republican National Committee chairman, Reince Priebus, conceded that it wasn’t the best week for Romney’s campaign, but said in retrospect it would be viewed as the moment when the race crystallized around a central theme. “We were able to frame up the de-
bate last week in the sense of what future do we want and do you want out there for your kids and grandkids?” Priebus said on ABC’s “This Week.” The candidate himself had a similar takeaway. Addressing donors Saturday night in Democrat-friendly California, Romney sought to translate the scuffle over the video into a policy debate about the growth of government under Obama’s leadership. “This is a tough time. These are our brothers and sisters. These are not statistics. These
Shapes and mistakes: Finding the perfect fit Kourtney pope Contributor
Every woman or fashion maven has a style icon. Whether it is Kim K, Beyonce, or Sofia Vergara we all seek celebrities for inspiration and secretly covet their lifestyles and mimic their trends. They are the label pushers, trend setters, and endorsers of the fashion world. However, as much as we aspire to have any celebs style we are not all blessed with that celebs body shape. In order to successfully wear a trend, you must dress for your body shape. Fashion has no limits, once a woman knows how to dress her body appropriately. Women come in 5 common shapes. They may vary in ethnicity and genetics but the basics are the same. You have the "apple" which means your chest tends to be on the larger side with broad shoulders but your hips and legs stay slim throughout. Your legs are the key! Always play them up and search for pieces that will lengthen your torso for a lean look.
The next shape which happens to be the most general shape is the "pear.” Women with this shape tend to be fuller throughout the hip, thigh, and butt area. On the plus note their waists also tend to be more defined. In order to take emphasis away from the fullness of the hip play up your smaller top area and accentuate the arms. Your toned arms will be your best friend. The shape women all over strive to achieve, and what drives up gym membership, is the "hourglass.” This shape is perhaps the most coveted and sought after shape. It has been seen time and time again in pop culture with the turn of new sex symbols and is here to stay. Women with this shape tend to be proportionate both upper and lower with a very defined and narrow waist. Your curves are your weapon and downfall. Clothing that is too baggy hides them, while clothing too tight comes off overly sexy. Try to find a happy medium. The last two shapes are the "rectangle" and "wedge." The "rectangle" shape is also known
as having a boyish figure. The shape is in proportion frm the shoulders to hips. Your arms and legs are great focal points. Also, focus on creating the illusion of curves. The "wedge" tends to be broader throughout the shoulders and chest while the hip is considerably smaller in proportion to the upper body. Accentuating the lower half of the body will draw attention away from this disproportion so use your legs wisely. In any case, fashion is not meant to be constricted by body types. Rules are meant to be broken. You have to find what is going to give you the look you are aspiring toward in the most flattering manner. As women we constantly evolving so do not be afraid to try new things when it comes to fashion. Whatever trends you choose always remember to keep it chic no matter your shape. -email@example.com and follow @ATREGISTER on Twitter
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are people,” Romney declared. “The president’s policies — these big-government, big-tax monolithic policies — are not working.” Hoping to discharge another long-problematic issue during an already lost week, Romney on Friday released his 2011 tax returns showing income of $13.7 million, largely from investments. Citing Romney’s refusal to release more than two years of returns, Obama aides argued that wasn’t enough, seeking to parlay the issue into a broader condemnation of Romney’s re-
luctance to lay out the specifics about how his tax plan would affect average Americans. “He’s not been straight with the American people about his taxes,” said Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs. “He’s not been straight with the middleclass people, families, in this country about what is going to happen to their taxes.” In his own personal slap at his opponent, Romney on Sunday released a television ad citing a new book by Washington Post editor Bob Woodward that claims that during a 2009 con-
ference call on stimulus negotiations, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., put a verbose Obama on mute. “If he cannot lead his own party, how can he lead America?” the ad says. Pelosi has flatly denied the incident ever occurred. “Clearly, this ad is an act of desperation,” she said in a statement Sunday. While national polls remain tight, polls in several of the most closely watched states, including Colorado, suggest that Obama has opened narrow leads. Obama won Colorado by 9 points four years ago, but the state went to a Republican in the previous three presidential elections. Amid mounting pressure to spend less time raising money and more time explaining his plans to voters, Romney was refocusing his schedule visit more frequently the most competitive states. Romney adviser Kevin Madden defended the fundraising focus as a necessity, but said that intensity would be matched by an aggressive schedule of public events starting Sunday. From Denver, Romney was to begin a three-day bus tour in Ohio on Monday followed by a stop in Virginia — states that Obama won in 2008 but that Republicans claimed four years earlier. Obama, meanwhile, was set to be in New York on Monday and Tuesday for a speech before the United Nations General Assembly, plus an appearance on ABC’s “The View.”
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Preachers telling blacks not to vote is sinful Bob ray sanders
Fort Worth Star-Telegram MCT Campus
Worse than a preacher telling his congregants how to vote is telling them not to vote at all. That should be considered a sin. I don’t know that there are any widespread efforts by ministers discouraging voting in this year’s election, but there have been reports including a recent story from The Associated Press suggesting that “some” AfricanAmerican clergy don’t see an acceptable option in President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney. The inference in the story, although seemingly based on the comment of only one person with the title of “reverend,” is that black church-goers were being encouraged not to vote for either candidate. “Some black pastors telling congregations not to vote,” read the front-page headline in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. For months now there has been speculation that black Christians, considered conservative on many social and cultural issues, would denounce the president because of his support of gay marriage and some have. But criticizing a candidate for a particular view, such as endorsing same-sex marriage, does not necessarily translate into “don’t vote” for him or her. That would be ridiculous. Just as it would be ludicrous to reject Romney simply be-
cause of his Mormon religion, the reason some preachers give for being unable to support the Republican nominee. Many Baptists, as well as other Christians, have been taught that Mormonism is a cult. Some believe that about Catholicism and a list of other religions. It’s always been that one man’s religion is another man’s superstition and one woman’s God is another’s idol. While one’s faith should not play a role in the election of a president, religion has long been injected into politics in this country, just as have race, gender and many other factors that have nothing to do with qualifications to serve. Politicians have always courted preachers, and during election time many include churches especially black ones on their Sunday morning schedules. During the 1976 presidential campaign President Gerald Ford, an Episcopalian, went to Dallas’ First Baptist Church to get the blessing of Pastor W.A. Criswell. The preacher praised the Republican nominee by saying he would not have given an interview to Playboy magazine like his opponent Jimmy Carter. A lifelong Baptist, Carter attended a lot of churches during the campaign, including University Baptist in Fort Worth one Sunday. Black ministers are often accused of telling their congregations how to vote, because they’ve allowed politicians not only in their churches but
into their pulpits. The truth is preachers have never needed to tell black folks how to vote, but simply to vote. Voter apathy among minority groups has been a disturbing problem for generations, even in times when people were dying for their right to have free access to the ballot box. That’s why it’s upsetting that even one cleric would suggest that African-Americans sit out an election. The Associated Press article quoted a local black Southern Baptist pastor as saying he planned to “go fishing” on Election Day, clearly sending a signal to his congregants that it was all right not to vote this year. The article failed to note that the minister is a Republican, or at least one who twice voted for George W. Bush for president. When I noticed that the AP story was being picked up by several conservative websites and bloggers, it occurred to me that this just might play into the Republican strategy of discouraging black people from going to the polls. You see, not voting at all would be like a vote against Obama without having to cast a vote for Romney. I’ve said repeatedly that the right to vote is too precious to be toyed with, manipulated or denied. Any preacher who participates in a scheme to keep people from the polls ought to be on his knees praying for forgiveness.
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Athlete Spotlight: Kristin Rush
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A&T’s Cross Country athlete Kristin Rush is an example of what leadership should be on and off the track. According to cross country coach Joel Pearson, Rush exempliﬁes leadership in practice by taking charge of drills and making sure everyone is on task. Rush, a senior broadcast production major, is very active in her department. She shoots the football press conferences on Mondays for the ‘Aggie Sports Report’ and recently shot ﬁlm for the football game on Sept. 15 against Virginia University at Lynchburg. Rush is from Greensboro and is a member of Triad Aggies. After graduating from Greensboro Day School in the spring of 2009, she received a full scholarship to attend North Carolina A&T. Receiving awards did not stop with just a scholarship for Rush. She received the MVP award her freshman year and has also received a MEAC academic award and an academic award from A&T every semester. “My goal this year is to get ﬁrst place, as far as academics this years goal is to graduate with a 3.5 or higher I am currently at a 3.2,” stated Rush. After graduation in May of 2013, Rush is strongly considering attending graduate school
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KRISTIN RUSH before practice last Saturday at Hagan-Stone Park where her and her teammates prepare for meets.
here at A&T, but she is very open to change. Change is something Rush has gotten used to in her years at A&T. When asked how she felt about her new coaching staff Rush stated,“I like the new staff, it feels good to have a distance coach now. I am very excited about the upcoming year.” Rush spoke on how she has
grown at A&T and said, “Since my freshman year I have gotten stronger athletically, in performance, and mentally. My experiences helped me mature a lot. I learned a strong start builds a strong ﬁnish like with GPA. Start bad it’s hard to catch up. [The] same [principal] applies on the track.” When asked about his out-
look on how Rush’s senior year should go Coach Pearson stated, “The goal is to qualify for outdoor nationals. It’ll be a great way to end her career, especially since A&T is hosting the meet this year.” In Rush’s last meet on Sept.15 at Elon, she came in the top 20 out of 37 girls. “It was a good start to see where everyone
was. Now its time to make improvements,” said Rush. Rush upholds a high standard for herself and so does Coach Pearson. “We are working to be the best cross country team. At the championship in 1994, the women came in 4th and the men came in 5th. That has been the best team so far. We are trying to beat that this year and I expect Kristin to lead the charge to being the best.” Rush has not only made an impact on the track and in the classroom but with her peers as well. “I have seen Kristin grow in all aspects of life, becoming a more focused mature and dedicated individual. I think this upcoming season she is going to do great things,” said Rush’s teammate Samira Johnson. Coach Pearson described Rush’s work ethic as “Perfect, she has evolved from a student athlete who missed morning practices, to someone who shows up every morning and pays attention to what it takes to being successful in distance running.” The Aggies next crosscountry meet will be this Saturday in Cary, N.C. -email@example.com and follow us on Twitter @ATRegister
Are you locked in? ERIK VEAL
Televised game kicks off conference play SYMONE KIDD
Tomorrow the Aggie football team will open conference play with a televised game on ESPNU against the Bears of Morgan State. This game will be the ﬁrst televised football game for the Aggies since Oct. 28, 2010 when they lost to Bethune-Cookman 67-17. Thursday’s game will mark the 78th time in history the two teams have played each other. Morgan State leads the series 40-34-3 since 1930. A&T won in the last match up. Mike Mayhew recorded 26 carries for a career-high 233 yards and a touchdown which resulted in a 24-3 win on the road at Hughes Stadium. In this weeks game he could break the all time rushing record after 11 years of 2,812 yards previouslu set by running back Maurice Hicks. With 22 seniors on its roster, Morgan State returns three of its top rushers from last season Travis Davidson, Tracy Martin, and Brian Mann. Davidson currently leads the MEAC in rushing and also ranks No. 5 in the MEAC scoring. The Aggie defense is ranked No. 3 in total defense limiting opponents to 215.7 yards per contest. They will be sure to put a stop to the offensive line. Last week Morgan State lost to Akron 66-6 making them 1-2 overall. A win for the Aggies would make them 1-0 in the conference and 3-1 overall. –firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her on Twitter @LifeCreating
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N.C. A&T Athletics Department has developed a new promotion technique to get fans, students, and alumni locked in with Aggie Athletics. Taking the interlocking logo for A&T gives the university uniqueness that no other school has. “The logo simply means Aggies are locked into our common goal of excellence in academics, ﬁnancial support, and championship success for student-athletes,” said Brian Holloway, Associate Athletics Director/Communications. Looking for a theme everyone could rally around similar
to the “U” at the University of Miami or “The Ohio State” at Ohio State University and came across the opportunity. With input from Chancellor Martin wanting to use the logo more often since no other school had it along with marketing director Lori Dobbins and athletics director, Earl Hilton agreeing with the idea, Holloway got the inspiration to move forward with it. “The goal of the theme is to get our student-athletes and student body to embrace “The Lock,” said Holloway hoping that students extend the deﬁnition of what it means to be locked in Aggie Athletics. With this new theme, the
athletics department hopes to promote unity amongst Aggies. “Aggie Pride is worldwide,” he said. He insisted that if they can get all Aggies Locked In to what the university is doing in Aggie Athletics, there should not be a reason why A&T cannot be the envy of the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), the UNC system, and even the nation. Apparel with this theme can be purchased online at ncataggiesgear.com or in the campus bookstore. –email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @_erikveal
Aggie Pride high among youth and Greensboro community LILIANE LONG
Complimentary football tickets give Aggie fans in Greensboro and surrounding communities yet another reason to participate in an exciting year of college football. The N. C. A&T Department of Intercollegiate Athletics launched its community outreach program once again. The program, which aims to promote Aggie pride among youth, was started last year by the department of athletics as a way for A&T to reach out to the community and promote diversity through sports. “It’s something that I wanted to do,” said A&T’s Director of Athletics, Earl Hilton. Tickets are free and available to groups of ten or more elementary and middle school-aged children. The department also provides one complimentary adult chaperone ticket for every ﬁve students attending the game. “There was some confusion when we put it out this year,” said Hilton. “Families were
calling. We honored those because the confusion was ours, but we’ve updated it [the website].” Students attending the game under the community outreach program are encouraged to wear their team’s uniform. However, the tickets are not just for youth athletic teams. “Frequently they are [athletic teams], but they do not have to be. We want church groups, a boys and girls club, boys scoot troops,” said Hilton. Since its start, the program has been successful and has brought many students to A&T’s football and basketball games, but of course A&T’s athletics would love to see more organizations bring youth to games. To apply for 2012-2013 football Community Outreach tickets, groups are encouraged to visit www.ncataggies.com –firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Twitter @ATRegister
TEAM Florida A&M Howard Bethune Cookman North Carolina Central North Carolina A&T Morgan State Norfolk State Delaware State South Carolina State Hampton Savannah State
2-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1
2-2 2-1 2-2 2-2 2-1 1-2 2-2 1-3 1-3 0-3 0-3
THIS WEEK’S GAME: Thursday vs. Morgan State Aggie Stadium 7:30 p.m. NEXT WEEK’S GAME: Saturday at Bethune-Cookman Daytona Beach, Fla. 4 p.m.
Northern Coppin State 1-0 MD Eastern Shore 0-0 Hampton 0-0 Delaware State 0-0 Norfolk State 0-0 Howard 0-0 Morgan State 0-0 Southern South Carolina State 0-0 Florida A&M 0-0 North Carolina Central 0-0 Bethune Cookman 0-0 Savannah State 0-0 North Carolina A&T 0-0
OVR. 5-7 14-3 9-10 3-8 2-15 0-11 0-12 3-7 2-8 2-15 1-15 0-16 0-18
THIS WEEK’S GAME: Friday vs. N.C. Central Moore Gymnasium 7 p.m. NEXT WEEK’S GAME: Friday vs. Bethune-Cookman Moore Gymnasium 7 p.m.
AROUND SPORTS DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke men's and women's basketball teams are trading in their paper playbooks for iPads. The school says it's the nation's ﬁrst college basketball program to use the Apple gadgets for everything from scouting reports to practice and game video. Men's associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski says Duke is always trying to equip its players and staff with top-ofthe-line resources. Women's coach Joanne P. McCallie says the iPads "can help us get better and more efﬁcient in all areas." Each iPad will be loaded with practice schedules, weekly plans, scouting reports, stats and videos. They will have tracking software installed so they can be erased if they are stolen or lost. The iPads will belong to university but the players may buy them at market price upon graduation. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Bobcats announced they've signed free agents DaJuan Summers, Jeff Adrien, Paris Horne and Josh Owens to push their roster to 18 in preparation for the start of training camp next week. Summers, a 6-8 forward, was the 35th pick in the 2009 NBA draft and has appeared in 81 games over three seasons for Detroit and New Orleans, averaging 3.4 points and 1.0 rebound in 10.0 minutes per game. A 6-7 forward, Adrien has played in 31 career NBA games over two seasons for Golden State and Houston, averaging 2.5 points and 2.6 rebounds in 8.3 minutes per game. Horne, a 6-3 guard, and Owens, a 6-8 forward, played for the Bobcats summer league team in Las Vegas. Charlotte opens its sixday camp Monday at UNCAsheville.
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Sept. 26 to Oct. 2 The A&T Register’s guide to what’s going on this week in arts and entertainment.
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17 DAYS OF DANCE: Melanie Dalton, a dance professor and a member of the E. Gwynn Dancers, performs during the company’s show in Exhibit Hall on Friday.
Dancers highlight Jamaica COURTNEY YOUNG J.Crew’s new style of trench coats
Ladies move over! You are not the only ones who can sport a good trench. One trend that has been seen this season for men is trench coats. Fall is here and the temperature is dropping. Instead of taking out the typical pea coat, be in style and wear a trench. They are not only found in khaki, but green as well. They also come in different lengths. Check out www.jcrew. com for some great options! -N.J.
The E. Gwynn Dancers brought Jamaican dance culture to Greensboro as part of the “17 Days of Dance” Festival. With traditional costumes, singing and drumming accompanist, the E. Gwynn Dancers created an atmosphere that took the audience beyond Exhibit Hall and into the land of Jamaica. The dancers performed pieces typically done after wakes, funerals, and other customs they learned while studying abroad in Jamaica. “Each dance major and minor, no matter the difference, are given a chance to study abroad in Jamaica for a month,” said Gwyn. The traveling experience
gave students a chance to return to A&T and demonstrate the dances with ﬁrst-hand experience on how they should be done properly. While demonstrating the dances, performers engulfed themselves in the ways of the Jamaican people. The crowd reacted positively after each piece. Their favorite seemed to be “Revival,” choreographed by Kevin Moore. This piece depicted interaction between a priest and his disciples through joyous and somber occasions. Performances were ﬁlled with high-energy movements that entertained and engaged the audience. Throughout the night, audience members were given chances to join dancers on stage and learn the technique
Designers show up at Emmys BOOTH MOORE
The Emmys red carpet was once considered the minor leagues, with big-name designers saving their most prized couture creations for ﬁlm stars to wear at the Golden Globes and Academy Awards. But no more. This year’s Emmy Awards saw TV stars wearing major fashion, even if it didn’t always work. Julianne Moore wore a vivid yellow, long-sleeve, knitted cashmere top and silk ball skirt from Raf Simons’ ﬁrst couture collection for Christian Dior, shown in Paris in July. An insidery fashion choice to be sure, and a modern take on dressing up. But the color and silhouette didn’t particularly ﬂatter her. The under-the-sea theme has been big on the spring runways. It was on view Sunday night as well, when several red carpet mermaids were dressed in ocean-inspired styles, Soﬁa Vergara in a backless teal, hand-beaded Zuhair Murad gown; Heidi Klum in a supersexy aqua chiffon Alexandre Vauthier gown slit thigh-high;
and Julianne Hough in a risque, strapless sea foam green corset gown dusted in sequins by Georges Hobeika. But Nicole Kidman took the mermaid prize in her sleek, white column gown Vergara by Antonio Berardi with scale-like embroidery in all shades of blue. The current oxblood color trend popped up on the red carpet with Mayim Bialik’s deep burgundy Pamella Roland gown, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ merlot-colored silk tulle Vera Wang mermaid gown with ruched accents on the bodice and Tina Fey’s strapless deep burgundy gown with corset detailing by Vivienne Westwood. But Ginnifer Goodwin’s Monique Lhuillier dress with a high-low hem was the clear winner in nude tulle embroidered with ﬂoral organza in a ﬂame orange color. Every time there’s a red carpet, you can count on seeing several iterations of the old Hollywood look. Zooey Deschanel chose a Grace Kelly-ish, icy blue tulle sweetheart neckline gown by
Reem Acra, which had a skirt that looked to be in tatters. Christina Hendricks played the modern-day Marilyn Monroe in a silver silk taffeta strapless gown with a ruched bodice by “Project Runway” vet Christian Siriano. January Jones’ black chiffon and organza Zac Posen high-low hem “X Ray” gown was an edgier take on the look. All in all, there were far too many fussy details on the Emmy red carpet. Julianna Margulies’ couture-style green brocade Giambattista Valli gown seemed to be weighing her down, while Elisabeth Moss got lost in all the ﬂowers and folds of her Dolce & Gabbana Mikadostyle dress. Which is why Kristen Wiig really stood out in a romantic white chiffon slip dress from Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere. It looked cool and comfortable on a hot day, especially with her wavy hair worn loose over her shoulders. A truly modern choice.
So easy, a bear could do it.
Want to go? The E. Gwynn Dancers’ next performance is Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at Metropolitian United Methodist Church, 1701 E. Market St., Greensboro. previously performed. Courtney Johnson, junior criminal justice major, said she enjoyed doing the dances with the performers. “I felt like I received a better understanding of the movements and the culture while I was on stage with them,” Johnson said. Along with sharing dances from Jamaican culture, Gwynn also took time to highlight an artist named Darlene GleenMcClinton, who also had a
chance to travel to Jamaica with the dancers. Gleen-McClinton showed two pieces she created after being inspired by the culture. One piece was done on plywood that resembled the Jamaican ﬂag along with a variety of Jamaican customs. Gleen-McClinton said she chose to do this piece on wood because she was inspired by the Jamaican’s idea of “not conquering and manipulating the environment, but instead they co-existed with it.” The E. Gywnn Dancers of N.C. A&T brought excitement and intensity from the beginning of the performance to the end. -email@example.com and follow @ATRegister on Twitter
Yeezy gives rap fans G.O.O.D Music ALAETRA CHISHOLM Contributor
G.O.O.D. Music made it a “Cruel Summer” after releasing the highly anticipated label album. The entire album is a ﬂashy declaration of the power and tight grip the G.O.O.D. Music family has on the hip-hop game. The album opens with “To The World” a joint effort by Kanye West and R. Kelly. The ﬁrst part of the album contains musical selections that combine theatrical melodies with gritty, hardcore lyrics of Pusha T, CyHi The Prynce, and Big Sean. Songs such as “Clique” and “Mercy,” have gained widespread radio play. Other tracks like “New God Flow” and “In The Morning,” contain lyrics that tackle the highly controversial “illuminati” rumors surrounding Kanye West, Jay-Z, and many industry artists. Kanye West directly addresses stirring issues in his life on the album, including his state of depression following the death of his mother, the constant press coverage he and Kim Kardashian receive, and his controversy with P.E.T.A. The album switches gears
with “Higher” a song which features the sensual vocals of super producer The-Dream, and surprises listeners with an unanticipated verse from Ma$e. Other vocalists featured on the album include John Legend and Teyana Taylor, who collaborate for a smooth, midtempo duet dedicated to a forbidden love affair. Marsha Ambrosius also appears on the album in “The One,” which combines her sensual vocals with rapping of Big Sean and 2 Chainz. Kid Cudi, one of the most eclectic artists of the G.O.O.D. Music family, appears on the album with a solo track titled “Creepers” where his distinctive sound, personality, and attitude shine. The album closes with the summer’s anthem, “I Don’t Like” which features rappers Chief Keef, Jadakiss, Kanye West, 2 Chainz, and Big Sean. In its entirety, “Cruel Summer” combines a grandiose sound with the conﬁdent attitude of the G.O.O.D. Music family to create a project that dedicated Roc Nation fans are sure to enjoy from beginning to end.
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1. Were we out of line for 20 Questions last week? 2. Have you seen the twerkers around campus since our last issue? 3. How many people are going to the game this Thursday? 4. What about you twerkers? 5. Are you looking for another 10 seconds of debauchery? 6. You do know it will be on ESPNU right? 7. Do they just want to see how ratchet HBCU’s can get on TV? 8. Do you think we will see the old Golden Delight dancing again this week? 9. How many people actually remember their dance moves and think they can do it better than them? 10. Did Kenny quit Aggie Livewire? 11. Have you been missing his five star dance moves lately? 12. How many people can’t decide on whether to go to the Jill Scott concert or the Nxlevel party? 13. So how many people criticized the paper last week? 14. Are you mad? 15. Are we hurting people’s feelings? 16. Do you think we care? 17. Can you not take a joke? 18. How many people took that cuffing calendar out the paper last week and taped it on their wall to follow? 19. Is pimpin’ for you really not that easy? 20. How many people stood in line for the Iphone 5, but still not registered to vote?
Homecoming Add! The Homecoming concert this year has a list of heavy hitters including 2 Chainz and Jeezy. Get ready for an even greater experience with an after dark concert with Jill Scott! The concert will be after the Step Show at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Game Performance! Fantasia Barrino, winner of American Idol season 3, will be performing the national anthem this Thursday at the A&T football game against Morgan State University. The game will be televised on ESPNU.
Kanye West, Jay-Z and Big Sean “Clique” The homecoming anthem has just been released! This hot song is the radio’s newest addition that features some heavy hitters. Playing this song while driving down the strip is a must! N.J.
2 Chainz and Drake “No Lie” The Register doesn’t tell lies. When we say we are tired of this song, we are not fooling you. Please take this song off the radio. 2 Chainz has more songs that can be played than this worn out track. N.J.
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Published on Sep 25, 2012