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Mark Doré: A&M rolls over No. 1 Alabama in 29-24 win

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pencer Nealy stood near the circle of referees after the penalty flag that would seal the A&M win, and he heard what he needed to hear. His fist went to the sky. The Aggie sideline lost its collective mind. The Aggie War Hymn sounded. SEC chants echoed. See Victory on page 3

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Minister visits A&M Political minister of South Korea, Joonkook Hwang, visited A&M Friday. Hwang spoke to Bush School students about obstacles that South Korea is overcoming.

inside culture | 6 Clash of diversity A fusion of cultures came together at the sixth annual Brazos Valley Worldfest this weekend. The festival offered international awareness to B-CS residents.

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Former servicemen adapt to life after military, share wisdom

A&M scores win in first NCAA match

Jennifer Keith

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The Battalion The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas opened its doors in 1876 and restricted enrollment to men willing to be in the Corps of Cadets. More than 136 years later, though no longer an all-male military school, service to the U.S. still runs deep in the veins of Texas A&M University. Ranked the 11th best university for veterans by Military Times Edge magazine in 2011, Texas A&M’s military roots and respect for service parallel its ambition to welcome and accommodate veterans in the best way possible. Sgt. Christopher Bradley spent nine years in Marine Corps active duty in Hawaii,

ly campuses in the country,” Bradley said. “The school itself in every category — not just

The Battalion The Aggies recorded their 18th win of the season with a 1-0 victory against the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship held at Ellis Field on Friday. Annie Kunz scored the only goal of the match in the 29th minute, advancing the Aggies into the next round where they will play the winner of the match between Ohio State and Oakland. The game will be played in Tallahassee, Fla., on Friday. “We’re excited that we will have probably at least Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to train before we fly out to Tallahassee,” said head coach G Guerrieri. “We’ll get a few more of those days in here and then get ready for what we know is going to be a tough road but a road that we are excited about.” The game started with SFA putting A&M on the defensive. SFA had a couple of chances in the first few minutes to take the lead. In the seventh minute, SFA forward Zuri Prince fired wide of the post when she had a shot at an open net.

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Kenneth Fulton, junior civil engineering major, shakes the hands of veterans Sunday during the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial. Iraq, Virginia and College Station. Bradley is now a senior meteorology major at A&M. “I think A&M is probably one of the most veteran-friend-

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CIA Director David Petraeus admits to extramarital affair, tenders resignation David Petraeus, the retired four-star general renowned for taking charge of the military campaigns in Iraq and then Afghanistan, abruptly resigned Friday as director of the CIA, admitting to an extramarital affair. The affair was discovered during an FBI investigation, according to officials briefed on the developments. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter. Petraeus carried on the affair with his biographer and reserve Army officer Paula Broadwell, according to several U.S. officials with knowledge of the situation. They spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation that led to the resignation publicly. The FBI discovered the relationship by

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monitoring Petraeus’ emails, after being alerted Broadwell may have had access to his personal email account, two of the officials said. Petraeus’ resignation shocked Washington’s intelligence and political communities. It was a sudden end to the public career of the best-known general of the post 9/11 wars, a man sometimes mentioned as a potential Republican presidential candidate. His service was effusively praised Friday in statements from lawmakers of both parties. Petraeus, who turned 60 on Wednesday, told CIA employees in a statement that he had met with President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday and asked to be allowed to resign. On Friday, the president accepted. Obama said in a statement that the

retired general had provided “extraordinary service to the United States for decades” and had given a lifetime of service that “made our country safer and stronger.” The president said CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell would serve as acting director. For the director of the CIA, being engaged in an extramarital affair is considered a serious breach of security and a counterintelligence threat. If a foreign government had learned of the affair, the reasoning goes, Petraeus or Broadwell could have been blackmailed or otherwise compromised. Military justice considers conduct such as an extramarital affair to be possible grounds for court-martial. Associated Press

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A man charged with a bomb threat at Texas A&M University is now facing charges for a similar scare at Texas State University. A complaint unsealed this week accuses 19-yearold Dereon Kelly of using the email account of his girlfriend, Brittany Henderson, to send an Oct. 18 message to a Texas State employee threatening to blow the San Marcos school “up to small pieces.” A day later, the complaint says Henderson’s email was used to send a threat to Texas A&M in College Station. Both campuses were evacuated. The complaint says authorities later found text messages Kelly sent to Henderson admitting to using her email. Henderson’s attorney tells the Bryan-College Station Eagle he expects charges against her to be dismissed. Kelly’s attorney didn’t immediately return a phone message. Associated Press

Officials say as many as 31 homes were damaged so badly in a blast that killed two people in Indianapolis that they may have to be demolished. Deputy Code Enforcement Director Adam Collins estimated the damage at $3.6 million. Deputy Fire Chief Kenny Bacon told reporters Sunday investigators haven’t ruled out any possible causes of the late-night blast that was heard miles away. But a congressman who represents the Indianapolis neighborhood says investigators have ruled out a bomb or a meth lab. U.S. Rep. Andre Carson said he had received that report from Homeland Security officials during a tour of the devastated middle-class subdivision. Residents described a loud boom that shook their homes, blew out windows and collapsed ceilings. Associated Press

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efore the beginning of the 2012 A&M football season, so many questions lingered regarding the future of the program and its capacity to compete in the toughest conference in college football. After Saturday night’s win in Alabama, with the Aggie War Hymn echoing in victory throughout historic BryantDenny Stadium, those questions were answered. Johnny Manziel dazzled, receivers snagged, running backs hammered, offensive linemen pushed and the Aggie defense scrapped to the most monumental regularseason win in the history of the Texas A&M football program. Ponder that. Never before has a regular season victory — through all of A&M’s past successes in more than a century of football — meant so much. Soak it in. Relish it. Enjoy it while it lasts, because these opportunities are few and far between. Most gloriously, this victory serves as a harbinger of things to come. Of that I have no doubt. Of course one game does not make a football dynasty, but head coach Kevin Sumlin, offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, defensive coordinator Mark Snyder, “Johnny Football” and A&M’s presence in the SEC have awoken the sleeping giant so many believed existed. This giant played the ironic role of David on Saturday, dethroning Goliath in stunning fashion. Few believed the Aggies would be hanging on to life after a single half, much less

a full game, in one of college football’s notoriously intimidating venues as they crossed swords with Nick Saban’s mutant program, the envy and fear of the sport. The Crimson Tide defense, after all, hadn’t allowed more than six points in each of its previous nine games and Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, once impeccably mistake-free, hadn’t thrown a single interception. The high-tempo A&M offense, utilizing a scheme that pundits believed would buckle to the might of SEC strength and speed, left the Alabama defense vexed and confused. The Aggies shocked the Tide and the nation as A&M notched 20 points before the end of the first quarter while allowing none. The largely undervalued and underappreciated defense would pick off McCarron twice with the final takeaway by sophomore Deshazor Everett ultimately sealing the game, a play that will inevitably be replayed on Jumbotrons for decades to come. Oh, how the tide has turned. Most significantly, A&M proved it could not only be

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I won’t dwell on the implications of this win — for the program, for Manziel, for Sumlin, for Alabama, for the BCS National Championship, for the Heisman trophy. I’d rather point out the beauty of that Saturday in Tuscaloosa. Football is a game of moments, and A&M won all the moments it needed and one or two extra. To beat the best team in the nation — and Alabama was and still is the nation’s best team, even if they weren’t Saturday — you have to be lucky and you have to want it. The win can be condensed in two plays, one lucky and one not. Ryan Swope played a man’s game. His only touchdown was the easiest of his 11 grabs and it encapsulated the kind of day it was for the Aggie fans. Manziel — who won the Heisman Saturday even if he doesn’t hold the trophy in New York — fumbled on the 10-yard line. It should have been a turnover, but he caught his own fumble off the back of a lineman and wheeled around the edge to find Swope for an easy one. A friend of mine demanded we buy lottery tickets after the game

competitive in the SEC, but surge to a position as one of the conference’s elite programs. The Aggies, already reaping significant recruiting benefits just by being in the SEC, sent a powerful message to recruits Saturday — a message that could soon leave the talent-rich state of Texas in an A&M vice grip. Longhorns, Red Raiders, Horned Frogs and Bears are all quite aware, even if they’re not willing to admit it. Still, as any intimate college football connoisseur will tell you, the magic of program building belongs in the hands of great coaches. The hiring of Sumlin and his staff has generated a remarkable transformation of the program and its perception. All programs have endured their share of desert-wandering periods, but look no further than Alabama’s Nick Saban, Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops, Kansas State’s Bill Snyder, TCU’s Gary Patterson and South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier as coaches who brought their programs back to new — and dominant — life. You might even remember an A&M coach by the name of Jackie Sherrill from the 1980s. Sumlin has the “it”

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The A&M defense corrals Alabama’s Eddie Lacy and the Crimson Tide offense en route to a rousing 29-24 victory.

Doing the unthinkable ◗ A&M’s win moves the team to an 8-2 overall record, 5-2 in conference. The Aggies jumped to No. 8 in the BCS rankings, No. 9 in the AP poll and No. 10 in the Coaches’ poll. ◗ The victory in Tuscaloosa was A&M’s highest ranked road win since defeating No. 6 Penn State in 1979. ◗ The Aggies have only defeated a No. 1 ranked opponent once before Saturday. A&M upset No. 1 Oklahoma at Kyle Field 30-26 with freshman quarterback Reggie McNeal and current head coach Kevin Sumlin serving as offensive coordinator. ◗ The Alabama defense hadn’t allowed a player to attain a rush of over 22 yards throughout the season. Johnny Manziel torched Alabama with 29-yard and 32-yard rushes Saturday. ◗ Before the loss to A&M, Alabama had been defeated three times in Tuscaloosa since 2008. factor and one of the most electric football players in the history of the game — a mere redshirt freshman — at his disposal. The future was bright but it just got a whole lot brighter. Who would have thought

a coach in his first year with a freshman quarterback in the toughest league in the country would be in consideration for a BCS birth? Strap yourselves in, Ags. The best is yet to come.

if asked, that he saw something special from that play. I think he saw what kind of night he would be having from those four yards. The Aggies won’t win the National Championship, but who would want to play them right now? Manziel won’t win the Heisman, but who would take Kansas State’s Collin Klein, USC’s Marquise Lee, or Oregon’s Kenjon Barner over him right now? No sane coach. They all missed once on Manziel. They wouldn’t miss a second time. It would be a disservice not to Shannon Auvil – THE CRIMSON WHITE end with a word on Alabama as Freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel and the Aggies slice an institution and as a community, through the Alabama defense, never relinquishing the lead. because it’s unmatched. Of all the interactions I had with Alabama (we learned, of course, that gamwas going down. Only he didn’t, fans and other media personnel bling isn’t legal in Alabama.) With and he found Mike Evans on the — and I’d say I had roughly 40 the kind of luck we were having, dump-off. Evans was wrapped up he reasoned, it would be a crime to well short of the first-down marker or 50 of them — every single one was positive. I’ve never felt more waste it. Every Aggie can see what and he should have been tackled, welcomed by a group of strangers. he was talking about. It was that only he wasn’t. And he wrestled They gave credit where it was due, kind of day. every necessary inch out of that they lost with maturity and they The other moment, the one play and the Aggies moved the retained the perfect level of that — from my point of view — chains for the first. They didn’t school spirit. showed the Aggies they might win score on the drive, but the play “You guys deserved this one,” the thing, was a four-yard gain. mattered. they said. “Welcome to the SEC. Four yards out of 418 on the day. That was a play rooted in emoWe’re glad to have you here.” Look closer, though, and those tion. Evans and Manziel wanted it We came home to a note on yards meant a whole lot more. On more than the Alabama defense and the door of the family of Alabama third-and-four, Manziel should Alabama head coach Nick Saban graduates we stayed with. “The have been sacked. I think even knew it. He’s seen enough football Scooby Football himself thought he in his day that I’d be willing to bet, door is locked,” it read. “Enjoy

Chandler Smith is sports editor for The Battalion.

the car.” It wasn’t locked, though, and breakfast and food for the road were waiting when we woke up. Unrivaled hospitality everywhere we looked. When they come to town next year, Aggies, treat them with class. Pull out the stops, because they did that and more for us. In the interim, remember this game for the moments. The madness on Twitter or the beautiful mockery we made of the BCS rankings, Swope taking a pop and coming up screaming or Manziel putting the ball on a dime for Malcome Kennedy in the end zone. When the players walked into the post-game press conference, the icy white uniforms were stained pink and green from the Gatoradeslinging in the locker room. Heisman voters and rankings pundits can’t take that away from Manziel and the team he leads. But I’d love to see them try.

Mark Dore is a junior English major and sports desk assistant for The Battalion.

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In the 29th minute, against the run of play, Lyndsey Gnatzig crossed the ball from the left wing to Bianca Bronson. She headed the ball to Annie Kunz, who put the ball into the back of the net from six yards out. “The first seven or eight minutes they were the dominant team out there,� Guerrieri said. “At one point we had been outshot five to nothing, but then we started to put some stuff together and connect on a few passes, especially with the goal.� The Aggies came close to adding a second goal when Leigh Edwards fired a shot, but it hit the crossbar. During the second half, in the 49th minute, Zuri Prince picked up a yellow card for a foul. She also came close to another yellow card when her tackle on Jackie Tondl injured the defender. She was then replaced by Janae Cousineau.

The second half of the game held chances for both teams. Annie Kunz came close to putting up another goal, but the shot hit the post. Melissa Gaudet came close to equalizing the score for SFA but the attempt was thwarted by Aggie goalkeeper, Jordan Day. A physical battle ensued through the entire second half with SFA committing nine of its 13 fouls during this phase of the game. A&M committed five of its nine fouls in the second half. However, the Aggies were able to hold on to their lead, keeping a clean sheet in the process and ensuring their progress into the next round. “We’re not a seeded team,� Guerrieri said. “If we end up playing against Ohio State, it is kind of a situation where we are playing with the house’s money, to an extent. We will be an underdog and we haven’t been an underdog all season long. We will go into it with a little bit of that mentality that a higher seeded team is probably the team that is expected to win and we’ll try to prove that wrong.�

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ROTC — but registrars, admission folks, all the way through to the dean of my college are open minded and very accepting of us.” Michael Cranford, sophomore international studies major, said he always wanted to be in the Marine Corps. He also always wanted to be an Aggie. After he returned from a four-month deployment in Afghanistan he got a chance to attend A&M and took it. He said his service in the Marines helped him mature and see things differently than his younger peers. “My eyes are more open and if I had gone to school before the Marine Corps, I would have failed out in two years,” Cranford said. “What I see in a lot of young students is that they aren’t taking [school] seriously or fulfilling their entire potential. They’re treating school like a game and asking, ‘What’s the least I can do to get by in classes?’ rather than thinking, ‘These next four years are my ticket to a better life and to better opportunities.’” Cranford said he hopes A&M students can see veterans as the normal people that they are. “I am a normal human being, I

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A&M. I think a lot of people lose sight of that.” May said he hopes Aggies can better understand the unique rapport between cadets and non-regs on campus. “I wish there was more understanding among the student body,” May said. “There are 48,000 outstanding Aggies on campus and there are a few thousand other Aggies [in the Corps]. The only difference is that I don’t have to pick out what I’m going to wear in the morning.” To assist veterans at A&M, the University opened a Veteran Resource and Support Center directed by Col. Gerald Smith, Class of 1982, a recent retiree of the Marine Corps and former commanding officer of the Naval ROTC. Smith said the VRSC’s mission is to identify, develop and provide uniquely tailored campuswide resources for Aggies who are veterans, active duty, reserve or National Guard service members, military dependents, survivors and military families. Additionally, A&M’s Veteran’s Services currently offers veteran

just decided to choose a different line of work than a lot of people,” Cranford said. “I think that is one of the things that most people don’t understand. You are treated that you are someone else [as a veteran], like you have a certain air of mystery about you.” Roy May, sophomore industrial engineering major, served 12 years in the Army and dreamed of being in the Corps at A&M like his father. He is now a member of one of the two outfits specifically geared toward veterans: Delta Company. “Delta Company really provides such a great opportunity of transition for prior deployed guys into an ROTC environment without the initial freshman shock and awe, because we have kind of done that before,” May said. “We have all had drill sergeants before.” As he is now living the life of a college student, May has been able to apply lessons he learned in the Army to his time at A&M. “A&M is also sculpting me in some areas more than the Army would,” May said. “The thing that the military gave me is maturity and perspective, and that is helping me at A&M. It’s not just a place to get an education and go to football games. It’s also to learn college is where you find yourself. I realize how thankful I am to walk around campus at

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FOR RENT 4/3, 3/3 &3/2 Houses, Townhouses, Duplexes &Fourplexes, 1250-1700sqft. Very spacious, ethernet, large kitchen, extra storage, W/D, great amenities, on bus route, now pre-leasing, excellent specials. 979-694-0320. www.luxormanagement.com Country Living! Short drive to campus. 3bdrm/1bath home. Kitchen, dining and den. Garage w/carport, fenced yard w/2 large dog pens. Barn and feed silo w/three to four fenced acres w/corral. $895/mo. Call 979-255-5555. Cozy 2bdrm/2bth condo 3-blocks from campus, yard, w/d connections, over 1000sqft., no HUD, updated, $595/mo total, 506-B College Main. Available. 254-289-0585, 254-289-8200. Duplex available now. 2bd/2ba w/large walk-in closets, fenced yard, pets okay, W/D connections, on shuttle, 979-693-1448, University Oaks, $700/mo. Efficiency and 2bd apartments available, free ethernet/cable, TAMU shuttle. Great specials! Aggieapartment.com. 979-693-1906 House available now. 3bd/2ba on 3acres in town, large fenced yard, pets okay, 901 Krenek Tap, 979-693-1448, $1000/mo. Just available! Close to campus, College Main and Eastgate areas. 2bd/1ba., some w/dishwasher, 1-fenced, some bills paid. $325-$450/mo. 979-219-3217. Northgate. Brand new 1bd/1ba. Also available 2bd/ba, 3bd/2ba. Washer/dryer. Walk to campus. aggievillas.net. Call 979-255-5648. Short or long-term lease available on 3-year old centrally located 4bd/4ba with granite countertops, tile flooring, pet-friendly yard. $1695/mo, 979-764-5777. Sublease master bed/bath, available Jan-May 2013. W/D included. On bus-route 26. $320/mo. Call 512-760-5770.

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Ross Volunteers present arms Sunday morning while a wreath is laid upon the WWI memorial at Simpson Drill Field. or military educational benefits to over 1,900 students, both veterans and dependents of veterans. “[VRSC] helps veterans find babysitters and housing,” Bradley said. “It’s a great thing from my perspective because I know that adjusting to life is tough sometimes with the transition. Having those [programs] in place is a great thing.” Because of his family, Bradley is able to juggle the multiple roles of

sergeant, father, husband and college student. “It’s almost overwhelming on a daily basis,” Bradley said. “It’s huge that I have a great spouse who is fully supportive of everything, that helps with balancing the family and academic life. And that’s really what makes it easy, even though it’s not an easy thing.”

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HELP WANTED Athletic men for calendars, books, etc. $100-$200/hr, up to $1000/day. No experience. aggieresponse@gmail.com Audio Visual Technician, Part-time, Swank Audio Visuals, an industry leader providing audio visual services to national hotels, is seeking part-time audio visual technicians for the College Station market. Your background in live sound, church audio visuals, projection, and or lighting could qualify you for these exciting opportunities. We offer part-time opportunities that can be worked around your schedule and our part-time program can lead to full-time opportunities after completion of school. Be part of a growing organization that provides audio visual services to clients holding meetings and gala events in national hotels. If you love “action” and being part of a “team” then we may have the job for you. Please fax your resume to Nelson White at 636-680-2393 for consideration. Interviews will be held locally in the College Station area immediately! Do not delay please get your info faxed today!

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2012 Aggieland yearbooks are here. IF YOU did not order the 2012 Texas A&M University yearbook (the 2011-2012 school year), a limited number are available at the Student Media office, Suite L400 of the MSC. Hours: 8:30 A.M.–4:30 P.M. Monday–Friday. $85 plus tax. Cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express, accepted. If you pre-ordered a 2012 Aggieland, it has been mailed to your billing address.

Sharing and learning about the diverse cultures of the people in Bryan-College Station was the theme of the weekend as local students and citizens came together to celebrate the sixth annual Brazos Valley Worldfest. The Brazos Valley Worldfest celebrates international awareness by offering cultural displays, demonstrations, international cuisine, performances, children’s crafts, educational competitions and many other activities. Linda Edwards, member of the board of directors for Worldfest, along with Kim Fox, festival coordinator, came up with the idea of sharing and celebrating the different cultures of the Brazos Valley in 2004. “Kim and I got together with several members of the community to think of a way to celebrate education month,” Edwards said. “We have about 53 culture and heritage groups [at Worldfest]. Some are from A&M and some are from around the community.” The festival began Friday and ended Saturday with a performance by the Houston Shaolin Lion Dancers. There were other culture and heritage groups that made an appearance at Worldfest, such as A&M’s Venezuelan Student Association. Suzanne Schweitzer, senior industrial distribution major and vice president of the association, said the goal of the group was to educate visitors and create a fun and exciting atmosphere.

“We don’t just explain facts about our country,” Schweitzer said. “We have fun and also dance. We try to explain how we are a very diverse country and show all of the facets of our country. We’ve been planning since the start of the semester. This is our biggest event for the fall semester.” Another A&M organization that made an appearance at Worldfest was the A&M Arabic Club. Nick Starnes, sophomore international studies major, helped represent this organization at the North African booth. “This was my first year working at a booth and even going to Worldfest in general,” Starnes said. “I let the more experienced people at my booth answer [the visitors’] questions. In fact, many of them had actually been to the regions that our booth represented.” Worldfest’s many activities, performances and opportunities to learn about different cultures helped make it successful in achieving its mission of promoting and celebrating international diversity and heritage in the Brazos Valley. “I loved the atmosphere and how it represented the diversity of Texas A&M and College Station,” Starnes said. “It’s great to immerse people in a little bit of culture that is not their own. Knowledge is power, and being able to learn about other cultures around the world is an amazing opportunity that everyone can benefit from.”

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