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Family confirms cadet’s identity Luz Moreno-Lozano & Barrett House

A great friend, a true brother”

The Battalion The Corps of Cadets reacts as the Office of the Commandant receives confirmation that the body found in Mariln, Texas, was that of missing Texas A&M student and Squadron 18 member Anthony Joseph Carey. “It is with extreme sadness that I confirm the death of cadet Anthony Carey ‘13, a member of the Corps of Cadets,” said Brig. Gen. and Commandant of the Corps of Cadets Joe Ramirez. “I want to offer my condolences to Anthony

— senior industrial engineering major and 1st Wing Commander Cai Benavides

Carey’s family, friends and fellow cadets on his loss. We all stand together as Aggies today as we mourn the loss of one of our own.” Carey joined the Corps of Cadets in 2010 as a sophomore. Ramirez said Carey was going to be the executive officer of Squadron 18 this year. Senior international studies major and Corps Commander Marquis Alex-

inside life | 3 First week rewind Freshmen share experiences from the first week of college. Seniors offer advice and reminisce on past memories.

sports |4 Change of schedule How will the Louisiana Tech game cancellation affect A&M’s football opener and overall season? Read how it could help or hurt the Aggies this fall.

sports |5 Golf, soccer enter SEC Golf and soccer, like most sports, enter the SEC with high expectations and daunting challenges. Read what to expect heading into a new era of play.

ander said the news was felt throughout the Corps. “The impact of the confirmation was a strong blow to the Corps,” Alexander said. “It’s always hard when you lose a member of your ranks, especially someone as special as Anthony.” Those close to Carey — like senior industrial engineering major and 1st Wing Commander Cai Benavides —

are still trying to process what’s happened. Benavides, who had also been in Squadron 18, said Carey had a remarkable dualism to him. “He was a very quiet guy until you got to know him,” Benavides said. “While being completely aware of how extraordinary a person he was, he was also the most humble guy I knew.” Benavides said he recognizes the circumstances behind what’s happened, something cadets are coping with as they attempt to overcome this tragedy together. See Carey on page 9

Anthony Joseph Carey’s body was found near his car in Marlin, Texas.

Elite company Corbelli becomes part of the 500 club Michael Rodriguez The Battalion

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he stands in Reed Arena are empty and quiet as the Texas A&M volleyball team shuttles in and out of hitting lines Wednesday afternoon.

While the roars and cheers are absent and remain only as echoes of memory, the players on the court still move in game speed. The veteran coach, like a composer, orchestrates the drills. She wants to ensure that even during a practice the focus stays sharp. Intensity and passion for the game of volleyball can be seen in the eyes of Coach Laurie Corbelli, who is entering her 20th season as the head coach of the Aggie volleyball team. “Through her playing career and coaching career, you can see the intense passion that she has for the game,” said senior outside hitter Tori Mellinger. “She has a lot of desire, which you can see fuels her passion,

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Texas A&M head volleyball coach Laurie Corbelli won her 500th career win Friday against Texas State University. Corbelli is starting her 20th season as head volleyball coach. but she wants nothing more than the best for all us.” The devotion Corbelli puts into her program — but more importantly into the lives of the many girls she coaches — cannot be overstated. The positive attitude that radiates from Corbelli’s persona captivates the attention of her players. “[Coach Corbelli] has been like a

second mom to me,” said senior middle blocker Lindsey Miller. “She has always been there for everything, and you can tell right away that she wants the absolute best for her players.” Some would say Corbelli is especially sensitive to the needs of her players, because she used to be one. It was 1984 when Corbelli was on the U.S. Olympic volleyball team that

went on to win a silver medal. “Because I played many years, into my late twenties, I really try to be a player’s coach,” she said. “I’ve been a player. I can be compassionate and say, ‘I know you don’t understand now, but you will later.’” Corbelli started her coaching See Corbelli on page 9

Police gear up for Northgate crowd Barrett House

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Northgate is a popular site north of Texas A&M campus with a variety of bars, shops and eateries.

The Battalion As Northgate anticipates the return of student crowds, police prepare for Northgate to come to life. Thursday nights in Aggieland mark the beginning of the weekend, and Master Officer Rhonda Seaton of the College Station Police Department said that officers are prepared to ensure the safety of all patrons. “The goal that officers have when they’re on patrol is for everyone to enjoy themselves safely,”

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Northgate 101 ◗ Hear from a bartender on what you need to know about Northgate on page 6.

See Northgate on page 6

Officials punt many options before game decision Jake Walker

Camryn Ford The Battalion A breeding epidemic of mosquitos in Texas is creating a potentially fatal transfusion of West Nile virus. With high temperatures and moist conditions, mosquitos are naturally drawn to Brazos County. Although some counties across Texas

Seaton said. The thing Northgate is most known for is also the thing that creates the most issues, Seaton said. “Whenever people drink they tend to do things differently than they normally do, and that’s just a byproduct of too much alcohol; you don’t make good decisions,” Seaton said. “Whenever you get drunk, the decision-making part of your brain shuts down.” Seaton said police maintain a large presence in

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total of 31 human fatalities reported this year in Texas due to the virus, which is a striking See West Nile on page 6

The Battalion Eric Hyman said he never thought the first issue he would face as Texas A&M athletic director would be a hurricane. At a press conference Wednesday, Hyman discussed deciding factors that went into the decision to move the A&M-Louisiana Tech football game to a later date. He said there were many ideas discussed between himself and Bruce Van De Velde, the Louisiana Tech athletic director. “We looked at a lot of different possibilities, a lot of different options,” Hyman said. “Unfortunately, Lousiana

Tech and Texas A&M had a rough day on the same day.” Hyman said Van De Velde met with weather experts in Shreveport, the local military base and security personnel. They all said the game needed to be postponed. “We’re all sensitive to the fans, to our student athletes, to our community,” Hyman said. “We based the decision on the facts that we knew at that time.” Hyman said the least desirable option for both teams was to play on Oct. 13. Hyman said many options were considered, from playing the game on Friday or See Game opener on page 9

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Do you have any academic regrets? I wish that I had taken advantage of the University Writing Center and the libraries my freshman year. Casey Meadows, senior agriculture communications major

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What is your tip for sucess? Start looking at the class material ahead of time Photos by Paige Kuznar — THE BATTALION

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On the bright side Chandler Smith: Element of surprise favors A&M as season opener approaches

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speed, enough to dramatically exacerbate A&Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offensive miscues. But theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be flying blind. Florida will have zero tape on A&Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newly reconfigured offense, one with dangerous potential. Contrarily, You need not look further A&M will have film â&#x20AC;&#x201D; albeit than Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 offensive vanilla film â&#x20AC;&#x201D; on Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rankings to salvage at least defense. Between an elite some comfort. offensive line, a star-studded The 2011 Florida Gators backfield, capable receivers were scarily similar to the and â&#x20AC;&#x201D; yes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a potential 2011 Texas Longhorns â&#x20AC;&#x201D; game-changer at quarterhorrid offense, respectable back. The Gators could be in defense. Defined by weak for a nasty surprise. quarterback play, last seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Now, combine a potent Gators ranked 105th in total offense with more than offense and 89th in passing 90,000 rabid fans in a packed offense. Equally atrocious in Kyle Field. The current turnover margin, the Gators combination of SEC and ranked 113th in the naseason opener will fuel what tion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; coughing up the ball should be one of the most a whopping 26 times. This intense atmospheres in Kyle unit, once again entering Field history. the season with quarterback If memory serves corcontroversy, will not know rectly, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t so long ago much about A&Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4-3 when a freshman A&M defense. quarterback singed one The defense is another of the best defenses in the matter, but no reason to country at a rocking Kyle panic. Yes, the Florida defense is salty. The Gators return 10 starters from a unit that ranked eighth in total defense a year ago. Their front-seven and secondary are loaded with wire-to-wire

oes Thursday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game cancellation have you worried about A&Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chances against Florida and the rest of the SEC schedule? Well, fret not, Aggies â&#x20AC;&#x201D; step away from the cliff. Without question, the cancellation of the La. Tech game was not preferable in the slightest, throwing a nasty wrench in the plans of fans, players and coaches alike. The cons are obvious. A&M will be debuting a brand new offense and defense with a redshirt freshman quarterback â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a signal caller lacking a single career snap â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and a host of raw defenders, particularly in the secondary, against one of the most athletic teams in the SEC. Without a game under its belt, the team will be unable to iron out the inevitable first-game kinks in pre-game practices. The Aggies also lose a bye week of preparation before one of the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest games of the year in LSU. Seems tough, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it? And it is, but Florida remains very winnable. The 12-straight game schedule remains relatively manageable, too.

Field. The year was 2002, when freshman quarterback Reggie McNeal led the Aggies to a 30-26 upset over No. 1 Oklahoma. The offensive coordinator? Kevin Sumlin. With the La. Tech game now moved October, the Aggies should also have the experience under its belt to navigate a potential trap game more smoothly. As for the LSU game, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s be real now, A&Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chances of winning were pretty slim even with a bye. Other advantages and disadvantages aside, an Aggie win over Florida could do wonders for this football team. In a season where outside expectations are dripping with doubt, a win over a marquee conference foe could give the team the momentum it needs to spark an admirable 2012 season. But â&#x20AC;&#x201D; like any prediction â&#x20AC;&#x201D; only time will tell. Aggie football couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t start any sooner.

Chandler Smith is a junior communication major and the sports editor for The Battalion.

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wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make or break his there. No matter what the career. If he has it, he has it. players and coaches spit out But whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to know until we to the media about keepsee him in action? ing their eyes on the week SEC teams play physical ahead, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not true. It canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t and the capable A&M trainbe. A mammoth like LSU a ing staff will have its hands week away, and no one even full, regardless of schedulthinks about saving someing. With that precious off thing extra for that game? week gone, players who Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not a player, am probget injured would not have ably the farthest thing from Kevin Sumlin and starting the benefit of time off to one, but I would fall into quarterback Johnny Manziel. recover. Instead of a week of that trap. Manziel has had the start- whirlpools and massage therThoughts and wishes go ing gig for a matter of weeks. apy before the LSU game â&#x20AC;&#x201D; out to those in Isaacâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s path; Until that point it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the bruiser in a conference safety trumps football every Lousiana Tech or Florida in of bruisers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have time by a wide margin. his mind: it was his job. Louisiana Tech. The decision on the part He hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t earned it yet. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked myself up so of Louisiana Tech canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be Now he has, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a much about the inevitable questioned. stable of capable quarterbacks trap game scenario that LouiAt this point though, the itching for the reins should siana Tech presents that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Aggies need all the help they he falter in the early stretch. as nervous about that game can get. The delaying of the Those second-half snaps as I am about LSU. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Louisiana Tech game doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t against Louisiana Tech â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not rational, but the point is help one bit. the win hopefully assured â&#x20AC;&#x201D; would have allowed him to open up his arm and gel with his receivers. Mark Dore is a junior English If Manziel is the guy, he major and a sports assistant editor will be the guy for the years for The Battalion. to come. One early season loss to Louisiana Tech

he season opener against Louisiana Tech was a trap game from the day they replaced the team originally slated for the opener â&#x20AC;&#x201D; McNeese State. With the game delayed due to Hurricane Issac until Oct. 13, things took a turn for the worse for Texas A&M.

The delay affects the whole season, but three games bear the brunt: the home, conference, and now-season opener against Florida; the delayed Louisiana Tech game; and the Oct. 20 hosting of an LSU team hot off a national championship appearance. Newly instated pieces to the football program are ready to weather the SEC storm. However, the Aggies never thought they would have to start the season without first seeing what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got. Two names that stand out from the list of newcomers anxious for game experience before the start of SEC play are first year head coach

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football | Texas A&M and Arkansas will resume their annual rivalry at Cowboys Stadium beginning in 2014.

soccer | The Aggies will face off against No.16 Rutgers this Friday at Ellis Field. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

track and field | Aggie cross country team will take part in the Baylor Twilight event this Friday. Start time is 7 p.m.

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Aggie men’s golf

SEC ready Peck, team look to repeat as champions in new league Mark Dore The Battalion When the new-look Big 12 Conference huddles up and hits the course for the conference championship this year, it won’t find the defending champions anywhere among its ranks. Those champions — the men of the Aggie golf team — have moved on. They took the Big 12 title with them, ready to stake their claim on a different piece of hardware. Three-time All-American junior Cameron Peck and the rest of the Aggies find themselves in a Southeastern Conference armed to the teeth in golf talent and pedigree. Peck said though the

SEC is stocked with good golf schools, the program is less affected than others due to the unique nature of golf tournaments. Which means, for Peck and his teammates, they can go back to doing the same things that landed the Big 12 title last season. A&M head coach J.T Higins said the SEC separates itself from the Big 12 in its depth and the rich golf tradition in the areas involved. “Top to bottom, it is a fantastic conference,” Higgins said. “It’s in the Sunbelt, there’s a lot of good golf and there are a lot of good junior players to recruit.” The Aggies experienced more change than the name of their conference since last season. Gone are two-time

All-American Jordan Russell and key contributor Jeff Shaw. Unfazed, Higgins said this year’s crop might actually be more experienced than the last. “This team is every bit as deep as last year’s team,” Higgins said. “We have four guys that played a lot coming back and we have some players eager to play fulltime. This time last year I felt like we had a lot of work to do and this year I feel much more prepared going into the season.” A constant on the team for the third season in a row, flush with preseason awards and hype, Peck looks to rebound from a back injury that relegated him to the sidelines for the postseason.

Photos by Matt Wong — THE BATTALION

Cameron Peck, a three-time All-American golfer, will be a key component for the Aggies as they attempt to clinch a second-consecutive conference championship. “That was hard because I’ve played in every single tournament since I’ve attended A&M,” Peck said. “Sometimes it’s good to have a break. When you’re away from the game you realize how much you miss playing. With that time off, I’m so excited to play again. I haven’t played in a long time so I’m looking forward to seeing how my game stacks up.” The third All-American

notch on Peck’s belt has both Higgins and Peck looking forward to what could be. Just one golfer in Aggie history has earned a fourth AllAmerican nod. Peck sets his eyes on being the second. “If I do it one more time I would be part of a pretty elite group and that would be special,” Peck said. “I don’t worry about those things, though. I know if I play well, those things will happen. It’s

cool being All-American, but there’s nothing like when your team wins. Team wins are more important to me than all the individual things I’ve done.” The Aggies break into the new season this weekend, Sep. 1-2, with the Carmel Cup tournament in Pebble Beach, Cal.

Photos by Roger Zhang— THE BATTALION

Sophomore forward Kelly Monogue, left, scored 19 goals and earned Big 12 Offensive Player and Rookie of the Year awards in 2011. The Aggies, right, score the first goal in the home opener.

Monogue, Aggies seek to impress Storied Aggie soccer program looks to stake its claim in new conference James Sullivan The Battalion As Texas A&M continues its shift into the much vaunted Southeastern Conference, many Aggies have already begun to concern themselves with athletics outside the football program. Women’s soccer has been underway for just over a week so far. The reigning Big 12 Conference Tournament

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champions currently rank No. 17 in the country with a 2-1-0 record, according to the National Soccer Coaches’ Association of America. Contending within the SEC, however, grants the Southern powerhouse program new challenges to face during the coming years. “They’re very comparable leagues,” said head coach G Guerrieri. “The thing that makes the SEC so

tough for us is that there’s as much quality in the conference, but there’s 50 percent more teams.” Unlike with the Big 12, the Aggies will match up against each member of their new league, almost doubling conference games from eight to 13 in a one-year span. Fortunately for A&M, its top offensive power, McKinney native Kelley Monogue, will return for her sophomore

season. The forward scored 19 goals with five assists in 2011 and earned Big 12 Offensive Player and Rookie of the Year awards. Monogue led the conference in points — including assists and goals — and individual goals in the Aggies’ final tenure with the league. Monogue also earned a national reputation with her All-Big 12 First Team honors as well as TopDrawerSoccer.com’s No. 1 freshman ranking. Still recovering from her offseason ACL surgery, Monogue has already shown resistance to mid-season strain through the first three games of the year. “It’s a good pressure. It makes me a better player in the long run,” Monogue said. “I want to live up to what I did last year, hopefully doing better things.” Monogue, who has already scored a goal in limited playing time, has emerged as a key piece in the Aggies’ efforts against the upcoming SEC schedule.

“Coming back from my ACL [injury] will be a challenge, but overcoming each challenge [as a team] will be fun this season,” Monogue said. Monogue’s eventual goal is to one day compete at the Olympics. Watching the U.S. team snare the gold medal at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, the young forward hopes to one day share their glory. “Obviously, it would be amazing just to make it on an Olympic team,” Monogue said. “It’s always in the future and if I can do that, I would.” Her current team, however, has already fumbled. Similar to last year’s 1-3 start, A&M dropped their second away matchup against San Diego 0-1, significantly affecting their early season Top 15 ranking. Experienced veterans, though, say the devastating loss will only further help prepare the Aggies for their new conference. “We can only go up. It’s a learning process,” senior

defensive midfielder Lindsey Witz said. “It’s always better to lose a few games in the beginning than at the end of the season when it really matters. We just learn from our mistakes and we’re working from there.” As Texas A&M faces off against No. 16 Rutgers at home Friday, the team is hoping to build momentum heading into the final stretch of non-conference games. While many Aggies are somewhat worried of the competition looming in the SEC, perhaps A&M’s new home ought to steal a page from the maroon and white in women’s soccer. The Aggies enter the “Conference of Champions” with a reputation for success on the pitch after earning seven regular season titles and five tournament championships during their 16-year reign in the Big 12, and with stud athletes such as Kelley Monogue perched at the helm, expect favorable winds for years to come.

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owdy! My name is Jacob Abernathy, and I’m both a full-time student at Texas A&M and a part-time bartender on Northgate. Many of you will be heading to Northgate this weekend for the first time after turning 21, so I wanted to offer you advice on how to be safe and have fun when you go out drinking. This advice is from me alone, and not from the bar I work at or from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. As a bartender, my number one priority is to make sure the customer enjoys their experience. Yes, I work for the money, but I’m not going to make any if y’all aren’t having fun! Safety is paramount when it comes to drinking on Northgate. Safe drinking comes down to two things: consumption and transportation. Safe consumption means limiting how much you drink, and in what period of time. If a bartender ever limits how much you can buy with one ID or “cuts you off” for the rest of the night, it’s not because we want you to stop having fun. We want you to be safe. Not only that, if you cause an accident or end up in the hospital with alcohol poisoning, we could be liable for over-serving you.

Safe transportation should be obvious: it means don’t drink and drive. There are many ways to get home safely after a night out, but the most important one is to designate a DD. Whether you’re the DD or not, if you don’t feel comfortable driving, there are other options. CARPOOL is one of the best, they run weekend nights and offer free rides home to anybody who needs one. Beyond CARPOOL, there are always taxis available on Northgate. The idea of taking a taxi may not seem glamorous, but the drivers are very friendly and the cost is much cheaper than a DWI. Courtesy is another important thing to remember, both when interacting with other customers and when interacting with employees. With other customers, you just have to accept that bars will be very packed, so don’t take it as an

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order to ensure the safety of anyone who visits Northgate. “You can expect them to be there,” Seaton said. “I can guarantee we are going to have officers working on foot and on bicycles and in patrol cars.” CSPD will not be the only police presence on Northgate. Lt. Allan Baron of the University Police Department said UPD assists CSPD in enforcing alcohol regulations. “The College Station Police and University Police maintain a mutual assistance agreement and have an excellent working relationship,” Baron said. “For several years, University Police have included the Northgate area as one of our patrol districts.” One of the reasons for this is Northgate’s popularity with students, Baron said. “This allows us to provide extra coverage to an area where many of our students reside and frequent on the weekends,” Baron said. “It also

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offense if someone trips or bumps into you. Northgate is also a popular place to meet new people. Unfortunately, I’ve asked several people to leave my bar because they made another customer uncomfortable by getting too close them, touching them, or saying rude things in an attempt to hit on them. If you’re on the receiving end of such activity, don’t be afraid to talk to the bartender and make it clear that you’re uncomfortable. Courtesy with employees is important as well. We want to make it simple for you to be able to order a drink and get back to your friends, but there are rules we have to follow. Always have your ID out and ready when you’re ordering a drink, even if you have a stamp or bracelet. If you’re ordering for multiple people, have an ID for each person drinking. The types of ID’s are important as well, some bars won’t take out-of-country, out-of-state or paper ID’s. Always bring either a passport or an ID issued by the State of Texas or the federal government if you want to drink anywhere. In addition, think about what you’d like to drink before ordering. Most bartenders won’t mind

allows us to provide assistance to the College Station Police during peak activities.” Students can expect heavy fines and even face arrest for alcohol-related offenses. Some offenses, like public intoxication, can result in a fine of $500. Any previous convictions for public intoxication can result in up to 180 days in jail and a fine up to $2,000. “If a student is in violation of an alcohol law, they should expect to be issued a citation or be arrested,” Baron said. “Students cited or arrested for an alcohol violation by the University Police are subject to disciplinary action from the University’s Conflict Resolution Services with the Offices of the Dean of Student Life.” Students can also get in trouble for lying to police officers when asked for identification or their age - something Baron said students should not do. “Students should be truthful when providing their personal information,” Baron said. “Failing to do so can have consequences.” Baron said consequences include up to a year in jail and a fine up to $4,000 for possessing or displaying a fictitious or altered driver’s license

answering questions about the kind of drinks that are available, and we love it when customers try new things. Tipping is also an important aspect of courtesy. Most bartenders get paid $2.13 per hour and the majority of our income is based on your tips. While the extra quarter or $1 may not make a huge difference to you, it makes a big difference to us. We don’t expect to see a 20% tip every time, but it’s very discouraging to see a $0 tip (even on a small order). The last thing I want to touch on is underage drinking, if you buy alcohol underage or give a drink to your friend who’s a minor, it may not seem like a big deal. But you’re not just liable to get yourself in trouble, you’re putting our jobs on the line. Even if it’s accidental, bartenders face huge fines and even jail time for serving minors. That’s it! I’ll see you on Northgate! Jacob Abernathhy is a graduate student in international affairs and bartender at Northgate.

to a police officer. A student can spend up to 180 days in jail and be fined up to $2,000 for providing a police officer with a fake name, date of birth or address. Aside from fines, both Seaton and Baron said the goal of all students visiting Northgate is to be safe. Seaton said students should avoid dangerous situations. “If students find themselves in a situation where someone is threatening them or being aggressive towards them, they should remove themselves,” Seaton said. “Don’t put yourself in a situation where you’re walking down the street by yourself late at night.” Baron said students should be aware of and utilize services provided by other students. “Be aware of your surroundings,” Baron said. “Look to see who’s in front of you and behind you and trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in a place or situation, simply leave. Utilize CARPOOL. It is important to remember that you do not have to be intoxicated to utilize this service.”

contrast compared to the past five years when numbers have been between 1 and 17. David Teller, medical director of the on-campus student health service, A.P. Beutel Health Center, said there have been two cases in the area this year and the virus came from mosquitos around campus. But Teller said Brazos Valley has not been nearly as bad as the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, although the virus certainly has a presence on campus. The West Nile death toll has reached at least 20 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to The Associated Press. Aerial spraying of insecticide was completed last week in parts of Dallas County. Ground spraying was scheduled to continue Monday night in parts of Dallas. West Nile can be fatal, so the City of College Station and the City of Bryan have provided some tips on how to prevent it. Using an insect repellent containing an EPA registered active ingredient can help prevent mosquito bites. Mosquitos are most active at dusk and dawn, so during these times it’s advised that long sleeves and pants be worn or that people stay indoors and that screens be installed to windows and doors. “It’s kind of crazy to wear long sleeves and pants, but it really does help,” Teller said. Mosquitos usually breed in standing water. Officials warn that standing water around homes be emptied, especially pet water bowls and flower pots. Although mosquitos are just the carriers, most of them become infected when they feed on infected birds. Mary Lynne Stratta, the city of Bryan secretary, said students can access updates through the city’s website or through cable channel 16. She also said the city has been sending information home with students throughout the community in hopes of raising awareness. One of the main messages from the information they are sending out is to “Remember the Four Ds”: use insect repellants containing DEET, dump stagnant water, avoid outdoors at dusk and dawn and dress appropriately. In some cases, symptoms can be high fever, neck stiffness, disorientation, convulsions or vision loss. Most people experience mild symptoms, and the majority of cases experience none at all when infected. The virus usually deteriorates on its own, so unless experiencing major symptoms, it is usually not necessary to seek medical attention.

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Isaac makes landfall on Gulf coast New Orleans spared worst as hurricane impacts Louisiana NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Isaac sidestepped New Orleans on Wednesday, sending the worst of its howling wind and heavy rain into a cluster of rural fishing villages that had few defenses against the slow-moving storm that could bring days of unending rain. Isaac arrived exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina as a Category 1 hurricane, with 80 mph winds and passed slightly to the west of New Orleans, where the city’s fortified levee system easily handled the assault. The city’s biggest problems seemed to be downed power lines, scattered tree limbs and minor flooding. Just one person was reported killed, compared with 1,800 deaths from Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi. But in Plaquemines Parish, a sparsely populated area south of the city that is outside the federal levee system, dozens of people were stranded in flooded coastal areas and had to be rescued. The storm pushed water over an 18mile levee and put so much pressure on it that authorities planned to intentionally puncture the floodwall to relieve the strain. Plaquemines Parish ordered a mandatory evacuation for the west bank of the Mississippi below Belle Chasse that affected about 3,000 people, including a nursing home with 112 residents. In Jefferson Parish, the sheriff ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew.

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read the fine print. career two years after she was awarded an Olympic silver medal. She coached for a combined seven years at The University of San Francisco and Santa Clara University. But in 1993, the former Olympian, who grew up in a Longhorn household, found her way to Aggie family. Then-A&M Athletic Director John David Crow hired Corbelli in hopes of finding a coach who could take the A&M volleyball program to the next level. “A couple of things fell into place for me to come here,” Coach Corbellie said. “I had received phone calls from those in the volleyball world that there was a vacancy here. When I found out that my family could all be here and raise a family here, I knew that this would be the best place to build a program.” To date, Corbelli has 401 victories at A&M — more wins than any coach in the history of the A&M volleyball program — and 501 total career wins. Corbelli has led A&M to 14 total NCAA appearances: four in the Sweet 16 and two in the Elite Eight. She won her 500th game this season when the Aggies swept the Texas State Bobcats, three games to none. “I had never had players come and make a miniature

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Volleyball head coach, Laurie Corbelli, and her husband, associate head coach, John Corbelli began coaching at Texas A&M in 1993. This will be their 20th season. dog pile on me, so that is a memory I will never forget,” Corbelli said. “I was seeing lots of ‘500’ signs in front of me. And when the team pointed to the Twelfth Man, I saw that the whole Twelfth Man was holding ‘500’ signs. I thought that was really cool, because I know not many volleyball coaches can say that they have gone through that.” As most people and players saw it as a milestone, Corbelli saw it as just another game. To her, the most important statistic isn’t wins or losses. The most important aspect of her job is the number of girls she has the opportunity to mentor and see grow before her eyes. As the season progresses, the expectations are high as the Aggies enter their first year into the Southeastern

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Saturday to flying the Louisiana Tech team to Kyle Field, but nothing was feasible. Although it was the least desirable option, Hyman said the decision offered a good opportunity for the Aggies. “One of the positives, the University of Florida is not going to see us on film,” Hyman said. For weather-related issues, SEC protocol states that at game time the decision to postpone the game falls on the home team and the head referee. If a decision needs to be made earlier, as was the case Tuesday, the home team athletic director and Western Athletic Conference commissioner make the decision.

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“As opposed to trying to find the rationale or reason behind the events that led us here, we’re more focused on coming together, getting through this as a family,” Benavides said. Alexander said Carey would be honored as the Corps continues with its mission of producing leaders. “He will never be forgotten,” Alexander said. “But as we grieve, we are going to press on and produce great leaders, like Anthony, for our state and our nation.” Carey was last seen leaving his home in Houston on Aug. 23 at noon to his on-cam-

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Conference. “I think we’re going to come out and really surprise people,” Mellinger said. “I think we have a good chance to win the [SEC Championship].” While 20 years have passed since Coach Corbelli first set foot upon Aggieland, her mindset is on continuing the pride of her program for the year to come. While more wins lie ahead, she continues to focus on the lives who make up the essence of the A&M volleyball team. “I hope hundreds of more victories come, because I can see myself here in Aggieland doing this for a long time,” Corbelli said. “I absolutely love the spirit, the students, the core values here at Texas A&M and having the opportunity to influence kids.”

Jonathan Rahmani, sophomore kinesiology major, said the Twelfth Man should take care of their football team. “If it comes to player’s safety, I’d rather move the game. We are the Twelfth Man, we are the football team as well,” Rahmani said. “You can’t play in a hurricane.” Nicholas Sandoval, sophomore accounting major, said the decision to postpone is more discouraging to the fans than the football team, because the fans have to wait another week to see a game. However, the football team can benefit. “For the players, I think it’s a good thing because they get an extra week of practice for the first SEC game,” Sandoval said. “I would say it’s a historic game for A&M, so if they get an extra week for practice then maybe they’ll win it.”

pus dormitory. A funeral for Carey will be held in Houston at 10 a.m. on Aug. 31 at Chapelwood United Methodist Church. Buses will be available on campus for students who would like to attend. Buses will arrive at 6 a.m. on Lewis Street behind the Quad and will depart at 6:30 a.m. Students are asked to arrive no later than 6:15 a.m. Benavides said he wanted people to know Carey was the embodiment of the Aggie spirit. “He’s what every Aggie strives to be,” Benavides said. “He was exactly the ideal Aggie that all of us think of and speak of when we speak in generalities about A&M.”

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