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“No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle”

“Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars” “Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles” IUP competed in College Bowl, the “varsity sport for the mind.”

IUP art professor Robert Sweeny curated an exhibition of “censored” art.

IUP prepared for the “Day of Reckoning”: The Big Game between the Steelers and Cardinals.


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How have you been keeping up on your New Year’s resolutions?

28% I’m sticking to it! 6% I cracked after New Years. 11% I’ve been struggling. 50% I didn’t make any. 6% It’s a new year?

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You’ve studied long and hard. You’ve worked many hours for your degree. And you finally land that important interview, the one for your dream job, the one that will send you sailing off on the long and glorious career you’ve set your heart on. After the interview, you hear from the company’s Human Resources department. They loved you; they think you’re just what they’ve been looking for-and your starting salary is even higher than you had hoped. There’s just one more requirement left before they can make the formal offer:


And there it is - the question that leaves you with the sickening feeling in the pit of your stomach - the one that asks if you’ve ever been convicted of an alcohol-related misdemeanor or felony...

When I was 18, I went out to a drinking party with my buddies and did something really stupid! Since then I’ve gone on to become a physician but my past is coming back to haunt me. Recently, I’ve applied for hospital privileges and a few training opportunities, but I have not been able to apply to certain institutions due to the fact I’d have to answer those questions on a criminal background questionnaire and that would raise red flags in the healthcare environment and immediately remove me from consideration from a training position or a potential job.

A lot of students don’t realize how one moment of bad judgment can mean that you’ll have to alter your future plans. Convictions including: • Carrying or manufacturing a false ID • Misrepresenting your age to purchase or attempt to purchase alcohol • Driving under the influence of alcohol • Disorderly conduct or • Purchasing and/or furnishing liquor or malt or brewed beverages to minors. 10 Years ago I was at a party where I drank way too much alcohol. One the way home, I stole a few things at the convenience store. I thought I had paid for my punishment back then, but now I am unable to volunteer as a block parent at my children’s school, help coach my daughter’s softball team and I’d like to take a better paying position to pay off student loans, my house and fund my son’s college expenses but my criminal record is holding me back.

If there’s one lesson you take to heart as you work towards your degree, make it be this one: act with responsibility when it comes to alcohol, or your degree may turn out to be worth nothing more than the paper it’s printed on.

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Atwater recovering after prostate cancer surgery By Sean Bracken News Editor

Alcohol violations

• Borough police reported that at 1:38 a.m. Wednesday, Dylan P. Spradling, 18, Merion Station was arrested and cited for underage drinking, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct after he was found intoxicated at Wallwork Suites. Police reported that he yelled profanity and was disorderly after he was transported to Indiana Regional Medical Center for treatment. Spradling was lodged in the county jail on a temporary detainer, police repoerted. • Campus police reported that sometime between 2:52 and 3:17 a.m. Sunday, Catherine R. Scott, 18, North Wales, was cited for underage drinking and public drunkenness after she was found intoxicated in the third floor of the Wallwork Suites. Police reported that she attempted to enter someone else’s residence. • At 2:52 a.m. Sunday, Alissa M. Patrick, 19, Fairview, was arrested and cited for underage drinking after she was found passed out in Wallwork Hall, according to campus police. • Campus police reported that at 12:12 a.m. Saturday, Derek M. Ferguson, 19, Philadelphia, was arrested and charged with underage drinking and public drunkenness after he was found intoxicated in the second floor at University Towers. • At 10:16 p.m. Jan. 22, Jay K. Hough, 18, Imperial; Alec Dushack, 18, Youngwood; Morgan E. Brown, 18, Lewistown; Cara Stouffer, 18, Gaithersburg, Md.; Dennis R. Coxon, 18, Pittsburgh; Noel W. Ostapkovich, 19, Bensalem; Alexander R. Makar, 18, Oakdale; and Joseph Bowen, 19, East McKeesport, were all cited for underage drinking after they were found drinking in a room at Whitmyre Hall, according to campus police.

Disorderly conduct

At 1:38 a.m. Sunday, Matthew Kirk, 22, Malvern, allegedly charged and began to interfere with police in the 600 block of Washington Street when they were attempting to arrest another intoxicated man, according to borough police. Police reported that Kirk refused to obey them when he was told to leave the area and charged toward officers a second time. Kirk was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction of the administration of law, police reported. He was released from the borough police station.

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At 7 p.m. Friday, Eric A. Groff, 18, Broomall, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, which was found at the Pratt Suites, according to campus police.


Borough police reported that between 2:46 a.m. and 7:08 p.m. Jan. 6, Randal Pavlik, 34, Indiana, was charged with harassment after he harassed someone by cell phone for the past year and a half.

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Borough police reported that someone driving in a blue Chevrolet Caviler with the Pennsylvania registration HDE3351 was involved in a car accident and fled the scene at 3:45 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Church Street. Police reported that there were two people in the vehicle who looked to be in their early 20s. The vehicle had minor front end damage. Anyone with information is asked to contact borough police at 724-349-2121.

IUP President Tony Atwater‘s condition appears to be good, according to his surgeon. His condition was announced shortly after it was reported over winter break that Atwater was diagnosed with prostate cancer. “His recovery has been rapid, uneventful and he will be resuming full activities,” said Dr. Joel Nelson, urology department chairman at the Rob Haake/The Penn University of Pittsburgh School of IUP President Tony Atwater spoke at the Sept. 11 Memorial in the Oak Grove Sept. 11. Medicine, in an IUP news release. Nelson said Atwater had his “His recovery has been rapid, uneventful and he will be prostate removed at UPMC Shadyside resuming full activities.” Hospital in Pittsburgh and was — Dr. Joel Nelson, Pitt urology department chairman discharged the following day. “I feel especially blessed that early early intervention for addressing my “Dr. Atwater’s experience is, fortunately, typical with early detection and medical intervention health issue. “Thanks also to the many detection and treatment,” Nelson have resulted in a positive medical prognosis,” Atwater said. “I express individuals whose prayers and good said. “Prostate cancer is curable, and my deep and sincere gratitude for the wishes have been conveyed both with care from an experienced team, outstanding medical assistance of Dr. to me and to Beverly over the last Joel Nelson and his medical team. several weeks.” we expect normal life to resume.” “I also express gratitude to Indiana Atwater is expected to return Atwater released a statement to the IUP community about his area physicians Dr. Andrew Cash and to work Feb. 1, according to Gerald current condition and the treatment Dr. Joseph Conti, whose medical Intemann, acting IUP president and assistance led to the detection and provost. he received from the doctors.


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Six O’Clock Series kicks off with tips for job search success By Sean Bracken News Editor

With the economy still in a recession, a lot of students are worried about finding a job after they have graduated college. To help students with their job search, Donald Asher, a specialist in job searching, came to speak to about a half-full audience at IUP’s first Six O’Clock Series of the spring semester. The series kicked off at 6 p.m. Monday in the HUB Ohio Room and lasted for a little over an hour. Asher talked about the hidden job market and and having a plan for after students graduate college. “Most of what you do is ineffective,” Asher said about students who look for jobs. He said the summer is bearing down like a train for students. Asher said students need to know what they plan to do after they graduate from college. “What are you going to be doing?” Asher said. He added that students need to know exactly what they want to do. “You need to be more specific,” Asher added. He also said that students do not have to know what they want to be. “There is nothing wrong with being confused,” Asher said. He added that students need to

take steps if they are confused. Asher said the summer will be important for juniors and seniors in finding a career. He added that underclassmen should also begin early to get started on the right path. Asher said underclassmen who start early by doing internships and searching the job market will have the chance to discover if they want to continue with that career or begin searching for a new career. Asher also said students should begin searching for internship opportunities, which are one of the best ways to land a job in their job market. Asher added some fields only hire people with internships, such as media, fashion, advertising and music. He said students should try for more than one internship. Asher added that it is not too late for graduating seniors to do internships. Asher said seniors could get postbaccalaureate internships before they enter the job market. Asher also discussed the open and hidden job market. “I want to change forever the way you think about getting internships and jobs,” Asher said. Many people search for jobs in the wrong places, Asher said. “Most people spend all of their time in the least productive areas of

Rob Haake/The Penn Don Asher, job searching specialist, spoke to students in the HUB Ohio Room Monday.

the job market,” he said. Asher said about a third of the job openings are posted online and an additional two-thirds are not. Most of the competition occurs online where a third of the job openings are, according to Asher. They should not just look at the online job openings, but also should contact people for jobs through networking, according to Asher. He advised students not to just contact places that are hiring, but also places that are not. Asher said people have landed jobs in places that were not hiring for any

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positions. Asher advised students to have 100 leads at all times. He also said that students need to turn job applications into appointments. “If you have lots of interviews, you have more chances to land a job,” he added. Asher said to land a job interview any way that you can. Students should use the telephone, social networking sites such as Skype or to do it in person. He also advised students to begin doing this before entering the job

market. “Do this while you are a college student,” Asher said. He added that students should also use friends, family, alumni and department faculty. Asher also said students should be professional in their appearance and even with their their e-mail addresses. He said it is not enough for students to apply for jobs. “Ask permission to be a candidate,” Asher said. Asher ended the first Six O’Clock Series by advising students to come up with a plan. Students should meet with department faculty about other alumni and to go to the career center, Asher said. The Six O’Clock Series was sponsored by the Career and Development Center, which is located at 302 Pratt Hall. Students can also visit the Career and Development Center’s page on the IUP Web site. The Career and Development Center will be holding additional career fairs and events throughout the semester for students that are beginning their job searches. Students are encouraged to visit their office for further questions and upcoming events. The next Six O’Clock Series, “Sex Signals,” will take place Monday at the HUB Ohio Room.

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IUP lends helping hand to Haiti By Emily Eberhart Contributing Writer

Relief initiatives for Haiti are continuing to take place among various organizations across campus. Classes and groups began plans to raise money for Haiti following the earthquake that destroyed Port-auPrince Jan. 12. About 15 students and faculty attended a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Wallwork Hall’s main purpose room to discuss the relief efforts taking place on campus and to share ideas. The meeting was held by

SGA President Alyssa Stiles. “It’s important that we act now while we have so much momentum,” Stiles said. “We have to realize that this is an ongoing project.” Some ideas discussed at the meeting include the Residence Hall Council’s plan to do a hot dog sale Superbowl Sunday. The College of Health and Human Services is planning to hold “Game On,” a dodgeball and video game tournament. The American Red Cross, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the NAACP plan to host a dance, “Groovin’ for Haiti.”

In addition, “Hawks for Haiti” has collected approximately 1,000 pairs of shoes. Scheduled times for these events are to be announced. “We’re going to see if we can adopt a specific school in Haiti, so people making donations can see which child they are helping,” Stiles said. The meeting was referring to the initiative by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to have the 13 schools in the system adopt a school in Haiti. Donations will be held at different events, including two IUP home basketball games.


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Democrats must find their voice on health-care reform By James A. Morone Los Angeles Times MCT

What do the Democrats do now? After chasing health-care reform since 1935, they finally had it in their grasp until Massachusetts elected Republican Scott Brown to fill Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s seat. What Democrats need more than a strategy is a history lesson and a story line. For the history, turn to two healthcare losers — presidents Harry Truman and Bill Clinton. After their plans went down, the two men chose very different directions — at precisely the fork in today’s political road. Truman submitted his healthcare plan in 1946 to mighty cries of “socialism!” So many groups lined up to blast the proposal that Congress extended its hearings and then buried the plan. The Democrats lost their congressional majorities, and Truman went into the 1948 re-election campaign polling below 30 percent. If ever there was a time to retreat on health care, this was it. Instead, Truman found his voice. Fifteen times a day on his long, famous whistle-stop tour he would rise and scorch the medical lobbies and their congressional pals. Truman, of course, won that election. He never

came close on health-care reform, but he kept on fighting. When Medicare passed, 15 years later, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced he would fly to Missouri and sign the bill in front of Harry. Nervous aides fretted about echoes of “socialism,” but LBJ brushed them aside. There would be no Medicare without Truman, he insisted. As Johnson put his pen to the paper at the Truman Library in Independence, he looked at his predecessor and said: “Many men can make proposals, [and] many men can draft laws. ... But few have the courage to stake reputation ... and the effort of a lifetime upon a cause.” Contrast the Clinton effort in 1994. That legislation got a lot further than Harry’s. And Clinton was no “dub” of a speaker — most people have forgotten how eloquent he could be about health-care reform. “Forty years from now, our grandchildren will find it unthinkable,” he said before a joint session of Congress, “that there was a time in this country when hardworking families lost everything ... because their children got sick.” Republicans privately expressed alarm that the program might reconnect the Democrats with the middle class. After considerable debate between the old guard and the young

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rebels, Republicans united and killed the reform (Clinton had 56 votes in the Senate and couldn’t, in the end, woo any Republicans to break the filibuster). Sen. Bob Packwood, R-Ore., famously quipped: “We’ve killed health-care reform. Now we’ve got to make sure our fingerprints are not on it.” Packwood did not need to worry. The Democrats dropped the issue and walked away. In his autobiography, “My Life,” Clinton wrote only that he “felt bad for Hillary” and that he should have tried welfare reform first. What about the families that lost everything because a child got sick? Forgotten. When Democrats abandoned the cause, the opponents controlled the historical spin. Today, everyone “knows” that the Republicans saved America from Clinton’s maladroit mess. Three months later, in the midterm elections of 1994, Republicans won their widest political victory in the 20th century, and the prospect of health-care reform vanished along with Democratic majorities. And here we are again. Democrats contemplate scaling back or walking away. Instead, they ought to channel their inner Trumans. Find a voice. Explain why they believe in reform. After all, why would people vote for a party without a cause?


Do corporations have a right to freedom of religion, or just to those liberties that advance commercial interests?

Supreme Court decision for corporation rights baffles By Tim Rutten Los Angeles Times MCT

Last week’s Supreme Court decision granting corporations the right to spend unrestricted amounts of money supporting or opposing candidates in federal elections is so strained in its reasoning and so removed from the realities of American life that it would be grotesquely comedic, were its implications not so dire. We’re all familiar, of course, with the disenfranchisement of corporate America. It’s common knowledge that the interests of big business are routinely ignored at every level of society, and that the deprivation of rights suffered by those unfortunates who populate its executive suites is a continuing affront to the national conscience. That, at least, was the suggestion of the strident tone taken by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. “If the First Amendment has any force,” he wrote, “it prohibits Congress from fining or jailing citizens or associations of citizens for simply engaging in political speech.” You would think that the federal prisons were overflowing with corporate martyrs to freedom of expression. This is reasoning ludicrous on its face and radical in its dismissal of judicial decisions stretching back to Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency. The notion that corporate rights and individual rights — particularly those recognized by the First Amendment — are congruent is absurd. Do corporations have a right to freedom of religion, or just to those liberties that advance commercial interests? As Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in dissent: “If taken seriously, our colleagues’ assumption that the identity of a speaker has no relevance to the government’s ability to regulate political speech would lead to some remarkable conclusions. Such an assumption would have accorded the propaganda broadcasts to our troops by ‘Tokyo Rose’ during World War II the same protection as speech by Allied commanders. More pertinently, it would appear to afford the same protection to multinational corporations controlled by foreigners as to individual Americans.” That’s hardly the end of this deci-

sion’s implications. Over time, it’s bound to provide the rationale for overturning state and local electoral regulations based on federal law — as those in Los Angeles are — and will further undermine the influence of the parties at a time when U.S. politics seem increasingly chaotic. That’s true because, though corporate contributions to the parties continue to be regulated, expenditures made outside the parties on behalf of candidates now are unlimited. The predictable effect on parties is particularly odd from this court, given that one of the most distressing things about this decision — considered in a sequence stretching back to Bush vs. Gore — is that it demonstrates that this is a partisan court, willing to hand down sweeping decisions that ignore decades of jurisprudence based on five Republican votes. That was not true of the activist court over which Chief Justice Earl Warren presided. At the time he was sworn in, Warren was the only member of the court appointed by a Republican president. Still, he inherited a group of justices deeply split over the overriding question of the day — segregation — and fashioned a unanimous rejection of legalized racial separation in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. As the Los Angeles Times’ Jim Newton — Warren’s biographer (and also my editor) — has pointed out, “Before Fred Vinson, Warren’s predecessor, died, the court was deeply split over Brown. At least three justices (Tom Clark, Stanley Reed and Vinson) were inclined to uphold Plessy vs. Ferguson in defense of segregation, and two others (Felix Frankfurter and Robert Jackson) were stymied by the question of how to overturn such a longstanding precedent. Vinson’s death, which Frankfurter referred to as his first solid evidence of the existence of God, cleared the way for that impasse to be broken. Thus Warren achieved a unanimity that elevated the opinion above partisan or sectional politics.” Our current ability to predict Supreme Court decisions by weighing the issues against the two parties’ programs is worse than melancholy. It marks a new low in our nation’s descent into corrosive partisanship.



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Gender gaps in college admissions need further analysis MCT

After 17 years of concentrated effort to raise the academic achievement of girls, who in previous decades had often received less attention in the classroom and been steered away from college-prep courses, the nation can brag that female students have progressed tremendously. Though still underrepresented in calculus and other advanced-level science and math courses in high school, women now outnumber men applying to and graduating from college — so much so that it appears some colleges are giving male applicants an admissions boost. As a result, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is examining whether colleges are engaging in widespread discrimination against women in an effort to balance their male and female populations. Consider some of the numbers at leading schools: At Vassar College in New York State, a formerly all-women’s college that is still 60 percent female, more than two-thirds of the applicants last year were women. The college accepted 35 percent of the men who applied, compared with 20 percent of the women. In California,

elite Pomona College accepted 21 percent of male applicants for this year’s freshman class, but only 13 percent of female applicants. At Virginia’s College of William & Mary, 7,652 women applied for this year’s freshman class, compared with 4,457 male applicants. Yet the numbers of each who gained admittance were nearly the same. That’s because the college accepted 45 percent of the men and only 27 percent of the women. A 2007 analysis by U.S. News & World Report, based on the data sent by colleges for the magazine’s annual rankings, found that the admissions rate for women averaged 13 percentage points lower than that for men. But percentages don’t tell the whole story. It could be that the men were stronger candidates, or they might have applied in areas of engineering and science where women’s numbers are still lower. But such justifications, even if true, are unlikely to fully explain these numbers. In recent years, several college leaders have admitted that their institutions give a boost to male applicants to maintain gender balance on campus. The dean of admissions at Kenyon College in Ohio, a formerly all-male

school, brought the matter to broad public attention in 2006 with an Op-Ed article for the New York Times describing the dilemma of her admissions office. “What messages are we sending young women that they must ... be even more accomplished than men to gain admission to the nation’s top colleges?” Jennifer Delahunty Britz wrote. Even if the civil rights commission finds pervasive gender discrimination in admissions, there’s little it could do about the situation. Such discrimination — though not racial discrimination — is legal for undergraduate admissions at private, nonprofit colleges, even those that receive federal funding. It is illegal at public colleges as well as graduate and professional schools. Theories and arguments abound. Some say that boys are more active and thus less able to sit still for long periods — and as a result, more likely to be categorized as having attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder or needing special education. There may be no one reason — or solution. But figuring out ways to help boys achieve in school is a better response to the gender gap than making it easier for them to get into college later.

America’s in an economic recession. It isn’t as though students don’t know about it, but it seems as though people think they’re doing imminent graduates a favor by warning them about the sickening state of the economy. We know. People who have had their jobs for years are being laid off, and getting a new job is harder than ever. Harder, but not impossible. How people find jobs hasn’t changed that much over the years, recession or no. Job-seekers still need to get their butts off the couch and apply, apply, apply. Apply for jobs you’re overqualified for and ones you’re underqualified for. There’s no shame in flipping burgers with a Ph.D. while you look for something better – bill collectors don’t care if Ronald McDonald signs your paycheck as long as they get theirs. Don’t be afraid to market yourself or even get a little braggy. They won’t know what your strengths are if you don’t tell them! And, the key (or so it seems) to it all: internships. Internships can be your foot in the door because of experience and networking. Often, students find themselves hired either by the company with whom they interned or by someone through it by the end of the internship itself. Even if this turns out not to be the case, the practical working experience you get out of it is quickly becoming as valuable as the degree you hold. Potential employers will note that graduates who have completed internships and have good references will probably be more adaptable and easier to train than their inexperienced counterparts. Don’t be afraid to move, either. While it is admirable to stay local in order to be closer to family and friends, this might not be feasible during such a brutal recession. Though potentially daunting, moving to a place with a healthier job market may determine whether you can get a job within your field six weeks after graduation or six months. Either way, don’t fret. Try to remain positive — the worst thing you could do is give up on yourself. Anyway, who says you can’t go back to school?

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Motivational sayings help you get pumped up, get to gym By nick sortal Sun Sentinel MCT

The body part most essential for fitness? Not the legs, nor the arms, nor the core. Not even your ticker. It’s the gray mass between your ears. If that’s not ready to go, your push-ups will sag. Your treadmill run will feel as though you’re in mud. And your desired results just won’t happen. Enter the fitness professional. This is the person who, when everyone’s scrambling to shed the pounds, has to know how to work the body and the mind. “I’d say 95 percent of my job is motivation,” said Bryer Tindell, a 15-year trainer who owns Beehive Fitness in Boca Raton, Fla. “You can get people to work harder with your words.” “It becomes an intuitive thing because you need to find what motivates each individual, not an entire group,” she said. “You may have to say the same thing five different ways, because people hear it differently.” Another button she has learned to push: competition. There’s a reason TV’s weight-loss show, “The Biggest Loser,” is popular, she said. “It’s not enough just to get on the scale and have that moment where you go, ‘Yay me,’” she said. “It’s so

much more significant when you’re involved in a true competition. That creates a real memory.” Tindell creates cholesterol contests for her students, and has new clients sign up for their first 5K. “Having that date circled on your calendar makes a big difference,” she said. When people train for something other than themselves, she said, they tend to work harder. That’s why running groups that raise money for good causes draw many beginning athletes who otherwise would stay on the couch. “I’ll tell them to think of someone who can’t do what you’re doing, whether it’s a run or a ride or another rep with the weights,” she said. “When they think of that, what they’re doing seems less difficult.”

MCT Motivational sayings not only help you move towards your goal, but having a group at your side to tell you to not give up is another good way to stay motivated and focused on the main goal.

‘FIND YOUR VICTORY’ It’s no coincidence the best trainers are the best motivators, said Marta Montenegro, publisher of SOBeFiT magazine. The monthly publication features exercise advice, recipes, interviews and new products with a South Beach Miami spin. “The psychological component of your client is as important as the exercise program you design for them,” said Montenegro, a former gym owner who has a master’s degree in exercise physiology. Among her favorite phrases: “You didn’t get dressed and drive all the

way here to waste your time, did you?” Her magazine’s catchphrase: “Find your victory.” Through her magazine, Montenegro often encourages readers to stay motivated by focusing more on fat percentage loss than weight loss. “People can still lose fat while keeping the same weight if they increase their lean body mass. Muscles take more weight off than fat,” she said. She also encourages trainers to recognize the differences in genders. With women, it tends to be more about achieving a certain body image, while men focus more on factors such as number of reps achieved.

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“Men love numbers,” she said. MOTIVATION FROM WITHIN However, not everyone agrees a personal trainer must run around quoting Tony Robbins all the time. Jose Antonio, CEO of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, said the motivation to get fit should come from the client, not the trainer. “I have no patience at all for people who don’t have the motivation to work out,” said Antonio, who was certified with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. “Unless it’s in you, forget it. All the external motivation doesn’t matter.”

One thing you can do for the client, he said, is to make the strategy simple. “For instance, for working out, one of the easiest things you can do is to consume some combo of protein and carbs right after exercise,” he said, referring to what is called “nutrient timing. “It’s a very simple thing, but I’m surprised not everybody does it. Your messages have to be like FisherPrice toys. Simple.” So when it comes to motivation, his message is just as simple. “I say, ‘If you’re smiling at the end, you haven’t gone hard enough.’ You’ve gotta leave it on the road,” he said.

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Piano duo performs, IUP composer presents new piece of work By sean carey Staff Writer

The IUP music department presented a faculty recital Monday evening. The Windover Piano Duo consisted of professor Susan Wheatley and guest artist Ellen Kendall, who resides in Michigan. They were joined by music professor Joseph Baunoch, baritone, and IUP composer Daniel Perlongo, who was present for the program’s premiere of his new work. “Ellen [Kendall] and I have been playing together since college,� Wheatley said. She described how they chose the muse as a theme for the program, depicting imagery through the musical selections in the program. Two Steinway grand pianos sat facing each other in Gorell Recital Hall. Eager listeners found their seats among the floor and balcony. Soon after, the doors were closed and the pianists emerged for their performance. The recital began with a piece by Cecile Chaminade, in which the pianists displayed their technical ability, timeliness and precision. The second piece, written by Louise Talma, contained a repeated note figure. “It was really fun,� said Kaitlin Hughes (senior, music history). Talma had premiered the piece with Lucas Foss. Wheatley said, “it sounds like they were having a tennis match.� Then it was time for the premiere of Perlongo’s new work, “Windhover.� The piece was prefaced by a poem

“To narrate my musical journey, I chose Hopkins’ poem, which reflects the glory of the falcon’s flight through its sweeping syllables and soaring rhythms.� — Daniel Perlongo, IUP composer by Gerard Manley Hopkins titled “The Windhover,� read by Baunoch. “I really wanted to write them a piano duo,� Perlongo said. “I thought it’d be fun to write them a work.� The windhover is a bird of the kestrel family, called so in Europe due to its ability to fly in place while hunting. Perlongo wrote in the program, “To narrate my musical journey, I chose Hopkins’ poem, which reflects the glory of the falcon’s flight through its sweeping syllables and soaring rhythms.� “Windhover� was well-received, and Perlongo warmly thanked the artists before retiring to his seat. “[It was] really well-played,� he later said. One hallmark of a quality composition is when it sparks conversation. The piece sparked a mild debate during intermission when one student said that “reading this poem without the end rhyme would be like playing Stravinsky without the accents.� The other, who was seated next to him, replied, “This poem has nothing to do with Stravinsky!� Such an exchange shows the effect a piece has on its audience. Following intermission, the pianists performed a piece by Charles

Ives, sung by Baunoch. He performed contrasting emotions of happiness and dismay before going on to the following piece. “Penguin Geometry� by John Duke was the comedic moment in the program. Baunoch climaxed his theatrical performance by mimicking the penguin in the song, at which point the audience burst into full laughter. This recurred with each comedic element he embellished until his final waddle across the stage. “Children’s Games,� Op. 22, by Georges Bizet, was narrated by Baunoch with excerpts from “A Child’s Garden of Verses� by Robert Louis Stevenson. A collection of musical examples, these pieces reflected musically the images of each piece in the opus. “I really liked [‘Children’s Games’],� said Lauren Salopek (senior, theater). The final selection was George F. Handel’s “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba.� Following the piece, the ladies were joined by Baunoch and Perlongo for a final bow. The selection of music written by women composers served as a preview of the upcoming Festival of Women Composers International, which is scheduled to take place in March. Many students attended the recital, with an estimated audience of 100 patrons. When asked what the audience should expect to benefit from the concert, Wheatley expressed the desire for listeners to receive “an appreciation for the inspiration, that is, the muse that motivates composers to create such expressive sounds.�

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On-campus jobs: where to look, what to look for By marissa e. young Staff Writer

As each semester begins, many students have a variety of ideas on their minds. To some, it’s their schedule of classes; to others, it is getting back to their IUP friends and resuming life as a college student. Some students are granted a work study grant and and are in search of a job, but they don’t know exactly where to look. Mark Anthony, IUP Career Development Center director, has information valuable for students seeking those hard-to-find jobs. “This year has been a very challenging year for on-campus employment,” Anthony said. “University budget reductions, a slight increase in minimum wage and a difficult economy causing more students to need to find student employment has impacted the ability of students to find work-study positions on campus.” Despite the challenging economic times, students can turn to the Student Employment Center Web site, The sight lists on-and-offcampus jobs that have open positions. Not all available jobs are posted due to a large amount of applicants,

“First-year students may have been awarded Federal Work Study because they have shown a financial need between their education costs and ability to meet those costs.” — Mark Anthony, director of IUP Career Development Center so persistency is a must. Other places that students may look for employment are at Folger Hall and Foster dining halls and the Hub Rock II. Starbucks and Quiznos are also chain stores where Federal Work Study isn’t required. Many on-campus jobs are funded through Federal Work Study, so if Federal Work Study is granted students are able to apply and be considered for on-campus jobs. “There has been a lot of confusion about Federal Work Study awards,” Anthony said. “First-year students may have been awarded Federal Work Study because they have shown a financial need between their educational costs and ability to meet those costs.” He added that it is up to the student to try to obtain a Federal Work Study position. “The University is awarded a set

amount of Federal Work Study funds each year, and this amount has no relationship to what is awarded in the financial aid process, so many students assumed that because they were awarded Federal Work Study, they were guaranteed a job on campus,” he said. As director of the IUP Career Development Center, Anthony has valuable advice for students beginning their professional careers, as well as for students looking for on-campus employment during their college years. He said one of the most effective ways of finding a job is networking. “If you know someone who works on campus, find out if they know of any openings in their office,” he said. “Visiting campus offices is a ‘hit or miss’ proposition, but if you are prepared with a resume and can demonstrate skills that would make you a good employee, you might find yourself in the right place at the right time.” Anthony also said to ask for referrals if the department isn’t currently hiring; they may know of another office in need. “Don’t give up! The harder you work, the more likely you will be to find an opportunity,” he said. Any questions regarding on-campus employment may be directed to the Student Employment Center, part of the Career Development Center in 302 Pratt Hall.

Jack Salter/The Penn Pratt Hall, where the Student Employment Center and Career Development Center are located, assists IUP students in finding their ideal jobs on campus, as well as providing advice and tips for a career after graduation.

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‘Asylum’ seeks understanding through dreams By SARAH MORROW Contributing Writer

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you could control your own dreams? What sorts of things would you do? Would you ever come back? This weekend, director Hayley Faight will take IUP down a frightening road to discover where the line between dreaming and reality exists with Keith Aisner’s ”Asylum”. “Asylum” introduces Gary, a frightened young man who has learned to control his own dreams. Lucid dreaming, the act of retaining consciousness and control in one’s own dreams, leads him to seek more knowledge about who he truly is as a person. As time goes on, Gary begins having a more difficult time discern-


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“I let [dreams] rule a large section of my own life as well,” Faight said. “Most members of t h e


production/cast have had lucid dreams since this process started, and

we can all safely say they are awesome, in moderation that is.” Through all their lucid dreams, the cast and crew have produced what is clearly a work of love. On a meager budget and a limited time frame (rehearsals did not begin until January third) this small group of students has achieved something quite impressive within Waller Hall’s minimal Studio Theater space. This will mark Faight’s second time directing in this academic year. Previously, she successfully directed the new play “The Noosemaker” by alumnus John Trevellini during the New Works, New Voices play festival of Fall 2009. Her work for this production was recognized by the Kennedy Center

American College Theater Festival for Region II. It was announced at the end of the previous semester that she had received a Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Directing. This certificate is a great honor for any student to receive. Faight will be directing again this semester, with details TBA. In the meantime, “Asylum” awaits the students of IUP. It runs this weekend only, so do not miss this exciting production. Shows are Friday the 29th, Saturday the 30th at 8 PM, and Sunday the 31st at 2 PM in the Studio Theater of Waller Hall. Tickets will be available at the door for $6 with your I-card, $7 without. The how stars Casey Cunningham (freshman, theater), Gina Wagner (sophomore, theater), Nick Hrutkay (junior, theater), Carolyn Chiurco (sophomore, theater), Cameron Ashbaugh (sophomore, theater), and Will Weimer (junior, theater).

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Nutrition facts help students avoid Freshmen-15 MCT

The dreaded Freshmen-15 is real. Legend has it freshmen college students gain 15 pounds in their first term. Fact is this is no legend. Going to college doesn’t just mean changing schools, it means changing lifestyles. Chances are, you’ll be less active than you were in high school. This, combined with bad dining hall food, dorm-room junk food, endless frat parties with bottomless kegs and a slowing metabolism, inevitably leads to one thing — weight gain. Gaining a few pounds isn’t the only

thing you need to worry about, though. Without home-cooking, you’ll probably lack the necessary nutrients your body needs to thrive. On the bright side, it’s possible to stay healthy in college. By adapting the following tips to your current lifestyle, you can make healthy changes that aren’t so overbearing you won’t be able to stick with them. You need calcium Consume about 1,000 mg of calcium daily. Women are at higher risk of developing osteoporosis, a disease which decreases bone density. This develops gradually with age, but

adequate calcium intake reduces the risk. Bone density accumulated when you’re young is all you’ll have for the rest of your life, so make sure your bones are as strong as they can be. One eight-ounce glass of milk has about 300 mg, so drinking three glasses of milk a day will provide all the calcium you need. Other foods that are high in calcium include yogurt and cheese. Low-fat dairy products have as much calcium as whole-fat products. You need folic acid Folic acid is one of the B vitamins. It’s important to intake 0.4 mg of folate a day, especially for women

in their child-bearing years. It’s also needed for normal red blood cell synthesis. Folic acid can be found in green, leafy vegetables, orange juice and fortified breakfast cereals. Get your daily servings of fruits and vegetables I know it seems like fresh fruits and vegetables are more expensive than other grocery store items, but they really aren’t. Buy the fruits and vegetables that are on sale. Seasonal items usually cost less. Keep these concepts in mind when choosing foods. Developing these habits now will help to continue a healthy life-style in the future.

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“Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars” For: Wii From: Capcom ESRB Rating: Teen (mild language, mild suggestive themes, violence) Fans of Capcom’s lighthearted “Vs.” fighting games have felt understandable pangs of jealousy since the distinctively beautiful, meticulously polished but decidedly more serious “Street Fighter IV” raised the bar for fighting games nearly a full year ago. Fortunately, “Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars” doesn’t simply end the neardecade-long “Vs.” game drought; it also closes the gap almost completely between Capcom’s 2D fighting past and the arguably perfect mix of two and three dimensions that made “SFIV” such a staggering treat for the eyes and thumbs. This being a Wii game, “TvC” understandably cannot match the level of visual detail “SFIV” pulled off on more powerful hardware. But in borrowing that game’s approach — characters animating in full, fluid 3D but fighting on a 2D plane — it reaps the same benefits: The fighters pull off spectacular moves with abandon, but the removal of unnecessary 3D space whittles the fight down to the same psychological science that made “Street Fighter” so special in the first place. Though the fighting shines under the guidance of the new engine, “TvC” is unmistakably a “Vs.” game at heart. The two-ontwo matches represent a paring back from “Marvel Vs. Capcom’s” three-on-three insanity, but the speed and accessibility of the fighting remain several notches beyond “SFIV’s” more methodical leanings. Per brand tradition, “TvC” provides a generous arsenal for buttonmashers while reserving the really good stuff for players who hunker down and learn each fighter’s respective intricacies.

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Baseball’s offseason could have some fans happy, others disappointed With a little more than one month refused a two-year contract with remaining until the commencement the Yankees, resulting in the team’s of Spring Training, MLB frandecision to sign former chises are scrambling to Marlins first baseman Nick enhance their lineups and Johnson. sign the best players availDamon played a crucial able. role in the Yankees’ World The off-season, for Series win against the the baseball world, is sigPhiladelphia Phillies. nificant for two reasons: His strategic base the termination of conrunning enabled the tracts and the gaining of Yankees to come out victonew and in some cases rious and later win the By kristen gilmartin World Series with a 4-2 better players. Sports Columnist One of the major lead. stories floating around The question now is the termination of remains as to where outfielder Johnny Damon’s contract. Damon will go and who can afford the Damon had spent four years with expensive outfielder. the Boston Red Sox before signing a With the Tigers, Reds, Rays and four-year, $52-million contract with Athletics expressing interest in him, the New York Yankees. he has various options. According to, Damon Meanwhile, the Philadelphia

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Crimson Hawks come from behind late, fall to Cal U, 69-60 By vaughn johnson Sports Editor

IUP got a feeling of deja vu during its 69-60 loss to Cal U Wednesday night. For the second game in a row, turnovers contributed to IUP having to claw its way back from a large deficit in the first half, making for a pretty interesting game in the second half, only to fall short in the end. Head Coach Jeff Dow emphasized two points to his team during the week of practice before the game against Cal U — taking care of the ball and rebounding. IUP lost both of those battles Wednesday night. IUP turned over the ball 15 times in the first half and reached a total of 23 by game’s end. The 23 turnovers made it the third straight game IUP lost the ball more than 20 times, bringing that three-game total to 65. “When you turn it over on the perimeter, it goes without saying [Cal

U is] going to get a lot of easy buckets in transition, and that’s exactly what happened. “They got a lot of layups off of our turnovers in the first half in particular,” Dow said after the game. When Cal U got those easy shots, it was usually star guard Brooque Williams starting the play, but she surprisingly wasn’t the one finishing it, and did not lead the Vulcans in scoring. That distinction went to fellow guard Amy Johns, who scored 19 — much higher than her 6.7 average — and did most it of limping up and down the floor. As for the rebounding aspect of the game, IUP knew it would have to put extra effort into boxing out and keeping Cal U off the glass, as it is among the best in the conference in grabbing offensive rebounds. “I told them the last three days, you could play just outstanding defense for 20, 25, 30 seconds, and it’s completely irrelevant if you give up an offensive rebound,” Dow said.

Despite putting extra emphasis on rebounding, IUP was beaten to the punch on more than a few occasions. Cal U outrebounded IUP 22-10 in the first half and 41-33 on the game. Most of that effort came from all-around forward Kayla Smith, who physically dominated her way to 13 rebounds, including seven on the offensive end. There were some positives from this game for IUP, however, and that came in the form of freshman forwards Brianna Johnson and Sarah Pastorek. While Smith was dominating the boards in the first half, they kept her at bay in the second, which helped IUP close the gap. Johnson and Pastorek combined for 17 rebounds in the game. Despite the loss, Dow said he was still happy with the way his team played against two of the best teams in the country, and he’s looking forward to the rest of the season. “I’m certainly not discouraged by the two games we lost,” Dow said. “We talked about it after the game

Dave Biblis/The Penn IUP guard Kierstin Filla made only one of her six shots during IUP’s loss to Cal U Wednesday night.

and I think the girls in the way they were shaking their heads and agreeing I think they feel like, ‘Oh yeah, we can definitely play with Cal. We can play with Gannon.’” “I’m still extremely encouraged by the progress that we’ve made over the last three weeks. I’m not stunned by any means that we’re 3-2 right now knowing who we were

playing,” he added. Up next for IUP (10-7, 3-2) is rival Slippery Rock (4-14, 1-4) at 6 p.m. Saturday at Slippery Rock’s Morrow Field House. “I told them after the game that really the only option we have is to beat Slippery Rock on Saturday,” Dow said. “There is not really an alternative.”

Fifth Annual Undergraduate Scholars Forum Thursday, April 1, 2010 At the HUB, Cogswell & Kipp Art Gallery Submissions are DUE by February 22, 2010 Submissions are accepted from all undergraduate students at IUP who demonstrate outstanding accomplishment in scholarly activity within their discipline. Are you currently working on any of the following? -A review of the literature -Designing a research study -A work of art or musical composition

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Crimson Hawks set turnover record, soar past Cal U By vince DeANGELO Staff Writer

The IUP men’s basketball team (16-1, 5-0) defeated Cal-U (12-8, 0-5) 71-59 in a packed Memorial Field House Wednesday night. IUP, ranked No. 1 in the Atlantic Region and No. 9 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II Poll, sits atop the PSAC West at a perfect 5-0. “We passed the ball well, finished, executed and I also think we played effective defense,� Head Coach Joe Lombardi said. “I was bothered by some easy Cal U baskets because it gave them confidence, and we were out of character in the rebounding category tonight.� The Vulcans fell to 0-5 in the PSAC West and are looking to turn things in the other direction. “We gave a good effort tonight, but we had some deficiencies,� Cal U Head Coach Bill Brown said. “[Jerial Nixon] has been playing real well. He has been giving everything he has. We just need to get that first [PSAC West win].� Despite beating Cal U by 12 points, IUP was out-rebounded by Cal U 39-37 and the Vulcans also shot a higher percentage from the floor (44.3 percent to 43.5 percent). “It was a weird game,� IUP guard Thomas Young said. “It seemed like we were in control mostly, but the stat sheet says it was closer.� The separation in total points

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came from turnovers. IUP set a record-low two turnovers, the previous record being five, and scored 12 points off eight Cal U turnovers. Leading scorers for IUP were Young with 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Darryl Webb with 15 points and eight rebounds. Akida McLain had 15 points, four boards and three blocks. Cal U’s leaders on offense were Nixon with 24 points, seven rebounds and five assists and Andrew Young with 21 points and nine rebounds. The Crimson Hawks went on a 10-2 run to start the game and never relinquished the lead. McLain had foul trouble early in the game, recording two personal fouls within the first five minutes of play, but settled down and finished the game with just three.

The biggest IUP lead (18 points) came with under seven minutes to play in the first half when Webb threw down a monster one-handed dunk on Vulcan forward Chris Moore, forcing a Cal U timeout. The Crimson Hawks eventually took a 34-24 lead into the break. Cal U came out for the second half battling, getting within six points just two minutes in, but IUP regained its composure and ran out the clock. The Crimson Hawks will be on the road for their next game against PSAC West rival Slippery Rock (13-5, 2-3) at 8 p.m. Saturday. The Rock has four players averaging double figures in points per game, the leaders being Maron Brown (15.6 ppg) and Jabril Bailey (14.8 ppg). Last season both teams could not win on the road, which ended the year with Slippery Rock up on the series 2-1.

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Extra nice apartments for two students utilities and parking included 724-388-4033 The nicest 5 bedroom 2 bath student rental house completely remodeled washer/dryer & dishwasher $2800 per person per semester utilities included 724-388-4033

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Houses 3, 4, and 5 bedroom Housing. Furnished. Free parking. partial utilities. Fall 2010, Spring 2011 semester. View houses at Starting at $1950 per semester. 412-289-8822. 724-388-1277. 4 bedroom. $1550. Plus utilities. Free parking. Five blocks to campus. 724-422-4852. Furnished house for 5 students. Washer/ Dryer. Parking. Lease. Security Deposit + Utilities. Sewage paid. NO pets. Phone 724-349-6532. 5 Bedroom House 2010-2011. 724-840 2083. Large 4 bedroom house. Kitchen, LR, 2 Bathrooms, Laundry, Large Yard, Deck. Close to campus. Summer Fall 2010. Spring 2011. Gas, Electric, Sewage included. Call 724-727-2784. 4 bedroom House. 1228 Oakland. $1475/ sem. Summer, Fall, Spring 2010. 703-307-7288. Need 5 Male students to fill 5 bedroom house. Plus Laundry and parking for 5 cars. call 724-349-4096. Fall 2010 Spring 2011. 6 persons for 6 bedroom house. Furnished. Off Street Parking. Easy Walk! $1650 per semester. Utilities included. 724-840-2498 724-422-3559.

Parking On campus parking available. $200 per semester. Thomas Hall call now 724-349-2007. Parking Available Thomas Hall. Call 724-349-2007.

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Scherer: Brett Favre’s legacy should not have seen its last chapter Last weekend, we might and how he would take a long have seen one of the greatest time to make up his mind about quarterbacks of all time play in retirement. But the people who his last game. make those comments have If the NFC chamnever really had to pionship game is deal with what Favre the last time we see has had to deal with. Brett Favre on the Those people field, he left us with never had to leave some memories and something they proved that even at loved as much as 40 years old, he still Favre loves playcan play the game. ing football. People I have always forget that when been a fan of Favre By anthony scherer athletes stops Sports Columnist — not because he playing their was successful, sport, it takes but because he them a long time enjoyed playing the game. I to get over it. want to cheer for the guy who Favre proved Sunday how plays for fun, not for the pay- much he loves the game. It check or the endorsements. seemed like he was getting There have been a lot of hit and knocked to the ground things said about Favre: That every play. He would just stand he was selfish for the way he up and fix his shoulder pads. treated the Green Bay Packers On his first interception, he

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possibly for the rest of his career. Favre leaves a legacy that won’t be matched by anyone. He holds every passing record and has put some of those records so far out of reach that nobody will ever pass him. He also holds the record for wins and most consecutive games played. Only Peyton Manning has the chance to pass him, but he would need to start every game for the rest of his career, and he still might not make it. I hope this wasn’t Favre’s last game, because a player this good should go out better. He doesn’t have to win a Super Bowl, but he deserves more. If this was the last time for Favre, then he went out playing the way he wanted to and without making any apologies for it.

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suffered a sprained ankle when he was sandwiched between two Saints defenders. What did Favre do? He went to the sideline where he had his ankle taped up, and he came out the next series and acted like nothing had happened. That wasn’t the moment that stands out for me, however. The moment I remember is watching Favre before he snapped the football a couple of plays after hurting his ankle, and he was smiling. However, on the last drive, Favre went back to being the gunslinger that he is and threw an interception across his body. This prevented the Vikings from kicking a field goal that would have won them the game. That interception ended up being the last pass Favre threw in that game and

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Long time New Orleans radio personality Buddy Diliberto promised to wear a dress if the New Orleans Saints reached the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, the very popular Diliberto died before seeing the Saints finally make it. So, Chris Diliberto will honor his late father’s promise to Saints fans this weekend in the Crescent City before the team heads to Miami for Super Bowl XLIV and a date with the

Indianapolis Colts. Chris Diliberto, of Ocean Springs, Miss., was in Gulfport on Tuesday night to pick out a dress to fulfill his dad’s promise. Former Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert and Abdul D. Tentmakur of Vancleave, Miss., who both work for WWL 870 AM, will also wear dresses. WWL Radio is promoting the dress-wearing event. A time and location for the dress-wearing event hasn’t been determined, but Chris Diliberto said it is expected to be held somewhere between the Superdome and the French

Quarter on Sunday afternoon. “Bobby [Hebert] was going to do this alone, but I told Bobby that I wanted to do this for my father,� Chris Diliberto said. “It was something my dad wanted to do in 1994 just after [Coach] Jim Mora quit.� Known affectionately in the Gulf South region as “Buddy D.,� Diliberto died of a heart attack in 2005. Buddy Diliberto was best known for campaigning to get Mike Ditka hired as coach and for getting fans to wear paper bags over their head during the Saints’ lean years.

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2 or 3 bedroom apartments, nice, close to campus. 724388-5481. 2 and 3 bedroom furnished apartments Fall and Spring 2010-2011. 724-388-8191. 3 / 4 bedroom apartments. Immaculate furnished kitchen. Church at 7th Street. Available Summer/ Fall 2010 Spring 2011. call 724-396-7912. Apartment for 2 fall/spring 2010-2011 close to campus call 724-463-0951 after 2:00 pm. Summer rentals. All utilities included. Two 5 bedroom apartments and single A.C. rooms on non- coed dorm floor. $100 per week, 10 week minimum. 884 Wayne Ave. 724-349-3352. Fall 2010 Spring 2011 Furnished single rooms on non- coed dorm floor includes central air, refrig, microwave. $1800 / semester to semester lease. ALL utilities included. 884 Wayne Ave 724-349-3352. Uptown Smaller 3 bedroom and HUGE 2 bedroom (2 or 3) apts, 2010-2011. Some utilities and parking included. 724354-2360 before 9:00 pm. Summer 2-3-4 bedrooms next to Hub. Utilities, parking included. air-conditioning 724-463-3858. Fall 10 Spring 11 two bedroom furnished close to campus $1750 per semester + utilities 814-341-5404. Apartments for rent two and three bedrooms furnished call after 5:00pm 724-354-4264 or 724-354-4629.

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