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“AIDS isn’t just big numbers, it’s personal to us.” — Malinda Cowles, interim executive director of the Center for Health and Well-Being

Alcohol Violations

• At 2:11 a.m. Wednesday, Andrew Farkas, Palmyra, was cited for public drunkenness and public urination after he was observed urinating onto the roadway of the 500 block of Philadelphia Street, according to borough police. • Kirsten M. Brenneman, 18, New Castle, was charged for public drunkenness and consumption of liquor after she was found intoxicated in the 800 block of Grant Street, according to borough police. • According to borough police, Luke A. Askew, Indiana, was observed yelling profanity at another male and stumbling around on the sidewalk in the 600 block of Philadelphia Street. He was cited for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct at 2:40 a.m. Saturday. • Borough police reported that at 1:56 a.m. Saturday, Louis W. Bossie, was cited for public drunkenness after he was found sitting outside a parking lot in the 00 block of South Taylor Avenue intoxicated and alone.

Criminal Mischief

• Someone threw a rock through a bedroom window sometime near midnight, Wednesday in the 00 block of North 13th Street. Anyone with information is asked to contact borough police at 724-349-2121.

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• Sometime between Nov. 22-28, someone broke into a student rental property on the 1100 block of School Street and stole a television set, two musical instruments, DVD player, several DVDs and Xbox games. Anyone with information is asked to contact borough police at 724-349-2121. • Sometime between Nov. 20- 28, someone broke into a student rental in the 700 block of Wayne Avenue and stole three flat screen televisions and several miscellaneous items. Someone also damaged the property. Anyone with information is asked to contact borough police at 724-349-2121.

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• Someone stole a Victoria’s Secret bag containing baby clothes from a silver Kia while it was parked in the 300 block of Blairton Avenue, sometime between 9:30 a.m. Nov. 20 and 10 a.m. Nov. 22 Anyone with information is asked to contact borough police at 724-349-2121.

Lawmakers push measure intended to fight online bullying By PATRICIA ALEX The Record (Hackensack N.J.) MCT

New Jersey’s congressional delegation is pushing a bill that would require all colleges and universities to have anti-harassment policies in place and would provide funding for anti-bullying programs. Most, if not all, of the state’s schools already have such policies and programs in place. But advocates said the legislation will make sure strong measures are enforced at schools nationwide and will heighten awareness about the growing threat of cyber bullying. The legislation was introduced by Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg and Rep. Rush Holt, both New Jersey Democrats, on Thursday. It is called the “Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act,” in memory of the Rutgers University student from Ridgewood who jumped from the George Washington Bridge after his roommate allegedly used a webcam to spy on him in their dorm

room. The proposed legislation would require colleges and universities that receive federal student aid to have in place a policy that prohibits harassment of students based on their actual or perceived race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. Schools would have to distribute that policy to all students, along with information about the procedure to follow should an incident of harassment occur, and notify students of counseling, mental health, and other services available to victims or perpetrators of harassment. The legislation would require schools to recognize cyber bullying as a form of harassment, and it would create new grants to help colleges and universities establish programs to prevent harassment of students. Lautenberg’s office said funding for such programs has not been determined and would have to be included in an appropriations bill.

IUP community observes World AIDS Day, raises awareness By EMILY MROSS Copyeditor E.L.Mross@iup.edu

IUP hosted its fifth annual observance of World AIDS Day Wednesday with events including a human Red Ribbon and a concert, The AIDS AWAREness Event. World AIDS Day is observed globally on Dec. 1 each year. The theme for the past two years has been universal access and human rights. This is the 22nd annual World AIDS Day; it was first observed in 1988. IUP observances began at 12:15 Ida Arici/The Penn p.m. in the Oak Grove. Students Tiffany Hall-Campbell (senior, psychology) organized the event. wore red shirts and formed a red ribbon, the symbol for AIDS “This event is an opportunity for Health and Well-Being. “We can get awareness. us to come together and learn about a diverse perspective.” Students also gathered in HIV,” said Malinda Cowles, interim “AIDS isn’t just big numbers, it’s the HUB Ohio Room for The executive director of the Center for personal to us,” said Cowles. AIDS AWAREness Event, which brought together numerous individuals and student organizations with Health AWAREness and the Center for Health and Well-Being. Performers included musicians, dancers and poets. Pete GlovasKurtz (junior, English) performed his piece “For the Martyrs.” “AIDS is a global issue,” GlovasKurtz said. “We like to think that it doesn’t affect us here, but it does.” Shateera Thompson (sophomore, psychology) performed “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” a monologue by Lucille Williams, which premiered at last year’s World AIDS Day. The monologue is a letter written from heaven by a girl who contracted AIDS after being raped by her father. In the letter, she tells her mother she is at peace now, and asks her to forgive her father for what he did. The information provided through a slideshow and handouts detailed that AIDS affect many groups of people. “It’s not just an AfricanAmerican issue,” said Thompson. “It’s good to present it to a college community too.” Informational tables sponsored by clubs, organizations, For over 19 years; and sororities lined the perimeter of the room, offering attendees pamphlets, condoms, and candy.

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Bill allows KCAC hotel construction By Megan Guza Managing Editor M.S.Guza@iup.edu

Ida Arici/The Penn The Scholastic Book Fair raises money for Stapleton Library’s children’s collection.

Library hosts charitable book fair By kathleen oldrey News Editor K.E.Oldrey@iup.edu

Stapleton Library played host to the biannual Scholastic Book Fair this week, uniting charity and literacy. “It raises money for the children’s collection,” education librarian Kelly Heider said. “[The fall Book Fair is] in conjunction with the Treasures for Children book drive.” The Treasures for Children book drive accepts new books to donate to underprivileged children. Many who wish to participate often take advantage of the fair to purchase their donations, but others contact Heider via email and either mail or drop off their donation. Contributors, after contacting Heider to sign up, receive the name and sex of a child for whom to select and purchase a book. The deadline for sign up and donate for the Treasures for Children book drive is Dec. 6. This year, all 150 children have been signed up for. Extra books received are used to evenly distribute donations among the children, or to

compensate for promised donations that did not arrive on time. Another book fair will be held in the spring. Some profit from the spring fair goes to benefit the on-campus preschool and daycare; some goes to help organize and run the annual Children’s Literature Festival. The Children’s Literature Festival is organized in conjunction with the Early Childhood Education program and incorporated into a course’s curriculum. Because of the contributed money, each child that attends the Children’s Literature Festival is allowed to choose a free book to take home. IUP has hosted Scholastic Book Fairs for years, but it is only in the previous five that they have been combined with the Treasures for Children book drive and Children’s Literature Festival. This fall’s Scholastic Book Fair has seen fairly constant traffic of students, faculty, staff and community members. “We’ve been steadily busy,” Heider said. The total revenue from the fair is $2,382.12.

Plans to build a hotel in conjunction with the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex are expected to proceed as planned, according to a Nov. 24 press release. A House Bill signed into law by Gov. Ed Rendell will allow for 3.35 acres of land owned by the Department of General Services to be transferred to IUP to use as the hotel site. “With the challenges of the economic downturn, having the land be part of the hotel project is absolutely necessary to ensure appropriate financing by the developer to complete the project,” IUP interim president Dr. David Werner said in the release. According to the release, $600,000 is the amount needed to complete the land transfer. The money is expected to be a part of the hotel development costs between the joint venture partnership with the Foundation for IUP and a private developer. Werner said the hotel will add to the financial success of the KCAC and aid in attracting events. In addition, he said, it will help to offset the operational costs of the complex. A 2005 marketing feasibility study for the KCAC noted that the complex would increase hotel demands in the Indiana area. A 2008 feasibility study recommended that the hotel be an “upscale, full-service facility that provides rooms composed of both standard and upgraded suites.” It went on the advise that there be banquet and meeting spaces along with a hotel franchise restaurant, lobby bar and separate independent restaurant. There are also plans being worked on that would call for a possible

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Average debt for bachelor’s degree up by half By diane stafford McClatchy Newspaper MCT

The average student debt for bachelor’s degree graduates mushroomed 50 percent from 1996 to 2008, according to a new report. Over the same time frame, debt for associate-degree graduates grew to twice the amount of their 1996 counterparts. Analysis of National Center for Education Statistics data by the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends Project found that the higher debt loads were driven by three trends: More students borrowed — 60 percent of graduates in 2008, compared to 52 percent of graduates in 1996.

Students borrowed more — 2008 bachelor’s degree recipients borrowed an average of $23,000 compared to $17,000 in 1996 (inflation-adjusted to 2008 dollars), and associate degree recipients borrowed an average of $12,600 compared to $7,600. More students attended for-profit schools that had higher tuition. The final point indicates loan-repayment difficulty. The Pew study found that, over the past decade, enrollment in private, forprofit schools outpaced enrollment in public or nonprofit schools and that students enrolled in for-profit schools were more likely to borrow money. For-profit schools granted 18 percent of all undergraduate degrees in 2008, up from 14 percent in 2003. The report said one-fourth of for-

profit school graduates borrowed more than $40,000, compared with just 5 percent of public school graduates and 14 percent of nonprofit school graduates. One takeaway from the study: “Generally, private for-profit school graduates have lower incomes and are older, more likely to be from minority groups, more likely to be female, more likely to be independent of their parents and more likely to have their own dependents,” Pew reported. “For almost every field of study at every level, students at private for-profit schools are more likely to borrow and tend to borrow larger amounts than students at public and private not-for-profit schools.”

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Winter session offers scheduling options By Kathleen Oldrey News Editor K.E.Oldrey@iup.edu

If you want to lighten your load for upcoming semesters or ward off winter break boredom, IUP offers an optional winter session. This year’s winter session is the third and last of what have been described as “pilot” sessions; student interest has been gauged via attendance numbers, and the winter session will continue to feature as an additional option for interested or busy students. Enrollment rose between the first and second sessions. In the first session, in 2008, 805 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. In 2009’s winter session, enrollment rose to 1,239 total students, an increase of more than 50 percent. “This year’s enrollment is already over 1,600 students,” said Dr. Glenn Himes, the former director of the Office of Distance and Continuing Education. “It’s extremely popular.” The seats available numbered 2,660; under 1,000 remain open. The winter session begins on Monday, Dec. 20 and ends on Friday, Jan. 7. As long as there are open seats, students can register for and drop winter session courses up until the starting date.

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Geoscience Club sells fossils, rocks, minerals By michael surkin Derek Habe/The Penn Students can register for winter classes through Dec. 20.

The cost per credit is the same as for the normal fall and spring semesters. In-state undergraduates pay $242 per credit; in-state graduate students pay $387. Out-of-state students still pay more, with undergraduates at $278 per credit and graduate students at $445. General fees are also charged and are not included in the cost per credit evaluation. With few exceptions, students are only allowed to take one class

during the winter session. All classes are offered online, and taught by the same professors that teach during the fall and spring semesters. Many departments offer winter session courses; for a detailed selection and an overview of remaining seats, check the registration section of URSA. For more information, visit the Office of Distance Education in 100 Keith Hall, or call 724-357-2292.

Contributing Writer M.A.Surkin@iup.edu

Weyandt welcomes students to check out the Geoscience Club’s annual fossil, rock and mineral sale. The sale, which is held in the lobby next to the planetarium, concludes today. Rocks hit the shelves at noon and will be sold until 4 p.m. Daniel O’Hara (sophomore, geoscience) organized the sale this year. “The club usually makes $1,000 and all sales help the geoscience department pay for field trips and computer

supplies,” O’Hara said. For more than five years, IUP has held this event and there are a few items that students like the best. “Mainly crystals sell good, as well as garnets, kyanite, polished rock bracelets, and polished ammonites,” O’Hara said. A great display is offered every year and there is a wide range of prices. “The prices range from 50 cents with items such as galena or chrysocolla to $35, which is a dinosaur egg,” O’Hara said. He also said that the sale is held in December for all the holiday shoppers looking for creative gift ideas.

International Coffee Hour invites students to mingle, enjoy lunch By megan guza Managing Editor M.S.Guza@iup.edu

Students, faculty and community members had the chance to mingle with IUP’s international population Wednesday at the semester’s second International Coffee Hour. Held in the Crimson Event Center

and sponsored by the Office of International Education, the event was originally just what the name implies – a coffee hour. “That was the original name when it started about 20 years ago,” said Michele Petrucci, assistant vice president for International Education and Global Engagement. Back then, she said, it was really just an hour of cook-

ies, coffee and conversation. Originally just for international students, the event was eventually opened up to both the IUP and Indiana communities. Petrucci said the event was opened in order to allow the international students to mingle with American students, faculty and community members, some of which are host families.

“It really highlights some of our international population on campus,” she said. “I want them to have a good time and a good socializing experience. I hope that they’ll possibly make new friends but, more importantly, get to learn something new about somebody from another place.” Now held twice a semester in the form of a luncheon, it usually draws

about 200 people. The menu changes with each meeting, giving students the chance to try new things. In October, for example, students were provided with a taco bar. The next International Coffee Hour is planned for Wednesday, Feb. 9, at noon. As always, it is open to everyone in both the IUP and Indiana communities.

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By Chuck Shepherd The Land of Make-Believe — The collapse of the economy in 2008 might have reached the far corners of Earth, but evidently not to Planet Calypso, the make-believe asteroid containing make-believe real estate in the multiplayer online game Entropia Universe, where resort entrepreneur Jon Jacobs recently cashed out his properties for $635,000 — in real (not make-believe) U.S. dollars. Since Jacobs’ original 2005 investment was $100,000 (a record at that time), he thus has earned an average 35 percent annual return. As players landed on Jacobs’ properties, to hunt or to mine precious substances, they paid fees, and Jacobs’ buyers are obviously optimistic they can maintain that income stream. A recent study by the marketing firm In-Stat estimated that online players will spend $7 billion in 2010 on make-believe property and goods. Government in Action — In September, the U.K.’s coalition government announced the imminent consolidation of anti-discrimination laws known as the Equality Act — despite critics’ warnings that it could stunt economic growth by tying up the workplace in a morass of lawsuits in which workers could sue for almost any perceived offense. Under the new concept of “third-party harassment,” for example, an employee who merely overhears another person — even a customer of his employer — say some-

thing he finds offensive could sue the employer. Critics also complained that the law adds to the traditional group of specially protected, oppressed people the minorities vegans, teetotalers, Gypsies and “travelers” (grifters). — In October, Freddie Mac (the government-sponsored but privately owned home mortgage financier — whose massive debts have been assumed in a federal “bailout” administered by the Treasury Department) filed a claim in Tax Court against the Internal Revenue Service, denying IRS’s claim that it owes $3 billion in back taxes from 1998-2005. Should taxpayers care? If Freddie Mac wins, IRS (which is also housed in the Treasury Department) loses out on the $3 billion in alleged back taxes. If IRS wins, it gets its $3 billion, which will undoubtedly be paid with taxpayer bailout money. Lawyers for both sides seem to think that pursuing the lawsuit is important. — In November, patrons using rest rooms at City Hall in Chandler, Ariz., were stunned to see wall signs warning users not to drink out of the urinals and toilets. (Actually, as officials explained, the environmentally friendly facilities flush with “reused” water — from the building’s cooling system — which must normally be colorized to discourage inadvertent drinking, and if it is not so harshly colored, must, by regulation, be accompanied by warning signs.) — After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005, Congress underwrote $7.9 billion in tax-free bonds that Louisiana could sell in order

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Police Report — Sheriff’s deputies in Manatee County, Fla., arrested two men in October after a traffic stop when, following a thorough search of the car’s trunk, they found marijuana. In fact, the search of the messy trunk was so thorough that they also turned up a bong, which driver Mark Fiasco said he had lost and been looking for for seven years. — Responding to a domesticdispute call at the I-77 Motor Inn in Fairplain, W.Va., in October, sheriff’s deputies encountered Melissa Williams naked from the waist down and holding a knife. Two men in the room (one, her estranged husband) said Williams had threatened them. “(S)omebody,” she reportedly said, “is going to eat my (vulgar anatomical reference) or I’m going to cut your (expletive) throat.” The sheriff’s report also noted that one of the men approached Williams to comply but was repelled by Williams’ “horrible vaginal odor.” In November, Williams was sentenced to 90 days in jail. — Irresistible: In September, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing appointed Ralph Godbee police chief — a job he had held on an interim basis for several months. Godbee had ascended to the job when Warren Evans was fired for, among other things, having an affair with a subordinate, Lt. Monique Patterson. Before turning to Evans, Patterson had had an affair with Godbee, also. Recurring Themes (1) “Service” Animals: In July, Wayne Short’s iguana was certified by the

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British students protest tuition hike By anna tomforde DPA MCT

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IUP kicks off holiday season with tree lighting By ida arici Staff Writer I.D.Arici

The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony kicked of the holiday season Thursday, Dec. 2 at 4:45 p.m. on the east porch of John Sutton Hall. The IUP Brass Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Christian Dickinson, performed “Jingle Bells.� “We certainly have the right climate and some snow in the background,� said Terry Carter, Vice President for University Relations. “It is my pleasure to begin this evening by introducing David Werner, our president.� “For all of us, it’s a time to recognize friends and family,� said Interim President Werner. The East Pike Elementary School Indiana Vocal Ensemble, directed by Debbie Sasala, performed “First Footprints,� by Phyllis Wolfe-White and “Silver Bells,� arranged by Audrey Snyder. After a round of applause, the crowd hushed, anticipating the lighting of the tree. Once the crowd was silent, Carter asked Norm, the Crimson Hawk, to ceremoniously “flip the switch� to light the tree. After a round of applause and cheers from the crowd, Carter asked them to note the recent passing of James Dearing, musical director. The IUP Chorale, directed by Dr. Joseph R. Baunoch, sang, “Masters in This Hall,� “The Holly and the Ivy,� and “O Tannenbaum,� all arranged by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker.

The chorale concluded with “The Wassail Song,� arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Before Carter gave his closing remarks, the crowd was invited to sing along with IUP Chorale in a round of “O Come, All Ye Faithful.� Then Werner invited the crowd to join him for refreshments and the sixth annual tree-decorating event in the Blue Room, first floor John Sutton Hall. Members of Greek life, IUP Ambassadors, Motor Board Honor Society and IUP’s Women’s Club decorated fourteen trees, donated from Musser Forests Tree Farms. These trees will be donated to local families through the Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children Program.

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that attack. But as Wednesday’s country-wide demonstrations showed, the anger aroused by the government spending cuts, and the proposed rise in fees from 2012, is unlikely to die down. In advance of Wednesday’s march, some student groups had advocated the storming of the Liberal Party headquarters, behind Parliament Square. The Liberals are the junior partner in the government coalition. Some anarchist groups called for “roaming marches to disrupt business across central London,� while others predicted the unfolding of an “unprecedented wave of student revolt� not seen since 1968. “People obviously have a right to engage in lawful and peaceful protest, but there is no place for violence and intimidation,� Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday.

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There were smaller demonstrations and lecture walk-outs at other major universities, including Cambridge, Bristol, Manchester and Liverpool. In Bristol, police officers were called in to escort dancers out of a ballet studio after the student union building was besieged by some 2,000 protestors. Student anger in Britain has been fuelled by government plans to cut university funding and raise tuition fees to more than $14,000 a year ­— from about $5,046. The anger is directed in particular at Nick Clegg, the Liberal leader, who pledged before the May general election that his party would “never� agree to a rise in tuition fees. Clegg has repeatedly said he regrets having made that promise, adding that “in politics as in real life� not all promises could always be kept.

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Better to be tested than dead By Marc Gruber Staff Writer M.W.Gruber@iup.edu

HIV – the virus that causes AIDS – is serious business. We all know that, but what about the stigma those with HIV and AIDS face in a society that needs to be further educated? In light of World Aids Day, which took place Wednesday, I think it’s time yet again to reiterate that this is a serious but preventable disease that is prevalent almost anywhere we look. In 2009, 54,000 Americans were infected with HIV according to avert. org. Washington, D.C. reported an HIV prevalence of at least 3 percent among people over 12 years, a figure similar to parts of sub-Saharan Africa. President Obama promised to rectify a comprehensive plan on AIDS during his campaign run in 2008. The strategy launched in 2010 and aims to reduce new HIV infections, increase access to care and improve health outcomes for those living with HIV and reduce HIV-related disparities and inequities. In Africa, an estimated 22.5 million people are living with HIV,

around two-thirds of the global total, according to avert.org. This not only affects the people there, but it affects healthcare, schools and a number of other things. Along with this is the stigma placed on the people of these countries. Not all Africans have HIV/AIDS, and it is unfair that there are people out there with that opinion. This is comparable to when AIDS first came onto the scene in the 1980s as a “gay disease,” which was totally untrue. The stigmas are certainly still out there, occurring along with others such as racism and homophobia, according to avert.org. Stigmas interfere in the lives of people who are suffering with AIDS in that it can severely hinder their ability to cope mentally with their disease. Our government may feel reluctant to take action against the epidemic due to the stigmas, and it can even make individuals scared of seeking HIV tests, treatment and care, according to avert.org. If we put as much thought into finding a cure for AIDS as we do unfairly grouping those who have it, imagine what kind of work we could do as a society to spread awareness and work toward a cure for

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this devastating disease. Many factors can contribute to stigmas related to HIV and AIDS. HIV/AIDS is a life-threatening disease; so naturally, people react to it in strong ways. Religious beliefs can even be factored in, as people infected may sometimes think that contracting HIV is a result of a moral weakness and therefore, is punishable. A lot of incorrect information has been and still is spread about the disease, which can create many misperceptions among people, and lastly, AIDS is still a fairly new disease, emerging as an epidemic in the 1980s. The best thing to do is to educate yourself, form your own opinions and, if accessible, talk to professionals who are knowledgeable on the subject. It’s sad when you think that discrimination and stigma are the main reasons people aren’t getting tested. Instead of striking fear into the hearts of the people and discriminating, we should be educating and informing people about this epidemic, including what they can do to prevent it and that they should in no way be scared to get tested. Better to be tested than dead.

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Condom conundrum By Tim Rutten Los Angeles Times MCT

The international controversy generated by leaks from German journalist Peter Seewald’s book-length interview with Pope Benedict XVI — officially issued last week as “Light of the World” — may be a publicist’s dream, but what does it really signify? Benedict’s thoughts on the morality of condom usage don’t go nearly as far as those of us who feel that the Roman Catholic Church’s absolute prohibition of artificial contraception is a moral disaster would like, but they push church doctrine a good bit further than the traditionalists want to acknowledge. Here’s the pope’s controversial remark, which came in response to a question about the use of condoms to prevent the spread of AIDS in Africa: “There may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom, where this can be a first step in the direction of a moralization, a first assumption of responsibility, on the way toward recovering an awareness that not everything is allowed and that one cannot do whatever one wants.” If you’re having difficulty parsing that, there’s no need to adjust your set. To understand what’s being said, it’s important to remember that Benedict is, in a formal academic sense, the most rigorously trained and sophisticated theologian to occupy the throne of Peter in many centuries. It’s also important to recall that, in Catholic moral reasoning, intention is crucial when it comes to assessing the quality of an individual act. Theology may be — as was said in the High Middle Ages — the “queen of the sciences,” but unlike physical science, it does not proceed by experimental proofs. Thus, theologians love thought problems such as the one the pope posed and answered here. All the back and forth over translations, including whether he meant to make a point that applied only to gay sex, is irrelevant, particularly because he subsequently said through his Vatican spokesman that his point also applied equally to female and transsexual prostitutes. That point does not involve the permissibility of

condom use per se; rather, the pontiff is arguing that if an HIV-positive person put on a condom so as not to infect a partner, the act could indicate the first moral stirrings of a desire to behave more responsibly. The reason this remark, which must seem self-evidently sensible to most people, went off like a bomb among Catholics is that, for years, Catholic bishops, theologians and health-care workers fighting sub-Saharan Africa’s AIDS epidemic have urged such a view and received either stony silence or condemnation from Rome. In fact, as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger ordered the suppression of a book by two Jesuit theologians arguing the morality of using condoms to halt AIDS transmission. In his remark, Benedict at the very least reopened the door to a discussion of the matter. That’s obvious if you look at the actual question from Seewald that evoked the thought problem: “On the occasion of your trip to Africa in March 2009, the Vatican’s policy on AIDS once again became the target of media criticism. ... In Africa you stated that the church’s traditional teaching has proven to be the only sure way to stop the spread of HIV. Critics, including critics from the church’s own ranks, object that it is madness to forbid a high-risk population to use condoms.” Some clerics and Catholic health workers long have argued that telling HIV-infected patients, particularly those married to an uninfected partner, not to use condoms essentially turns normal conjugal relations into a suicide pact. These advocates may find new encouragement in Benedict’s musings. But for those who believe that Pope Paul VI’s 1968 reaffirmation of the church’s condemnation of artificial contraception, including condoms, began a process of estrangement that fundamentally alienated millions of Catholics from the church, there’s really nothing new in Benedict’s remarks. Elsewhere in the interview, the pope explicitly endorsed Paul VI’s encyclical on the question, Humanae Vitae, and calls Paul’s stance “prophetic.” As this pope sees it, “The basic lines of Humanae Vitae are still correct.”


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Looking out for college students Editorial Seatle Times MCT

Obama administration rules promise to strengthen federal student-aid programs as well as protect students from the aggressive and deceptive recruiting practices that are the norm at many career colleges. A version of the truth in advertising ethos will require schools to disclose the effectiveness of their career college and training programs and their graduation and job-placement rates. For-profit education institutions have been loath to put out that kind of information. Here’s why. For an education sector that has grown tenfold in the last decade, lax oversight has fostered a system of high tuition costs and low graduation rates.

A scathing report by the influential think tank Education Trust offers a damning list of examples. Only 22 percent of students in for-profit colleges’ four-year programs earn degrees within six years. Contrast that with a 55 percent six-year graduation rate at public colleges and a 65 percent rate at private nonprofit schools. The most egregious example is a 9 percent graduation rate at the University of Phoenix — the nation’s largest for-profit postsecondary education provider as well as the recipient of more than $1 billion in federal Pell Grant aid last year. While some career colleges have achieved a level of credibility, the business model at far too many appears to be one based on student failure, not success. Schools must also do a better job ensuring that only students that qualify receive financial aid. The U.S.

Government Accountability Office, ordered by Congress to conduct a sting, found students at for-profit colleges being encouraged to falsify their financial aid forms. The Ed Trust report found that many students maxed out on their federal aid and were steered to private loans, which they later defaulted on. Regulations will address some of the abuses but federal scrutiny should continue. As more students pursue postsecondary education, a strong and fair educational structure is critical. Career colleges play an important role as nimble providers of professional and career training. They help broaden educational access to underserved communities. But if they’re going to be in the business of education, they must do it well. Regulatory scrutiny applies the pressure.

The first cold snap is upon us, and it comes at a time when many of us are at the ends of our motivation to do anything above the minimum requirement. This can be detrimental to both your health and your grades. Falling ill or falling down slick steps can leave you out of commission for class in the upcoming and all-important last week of classes before finals. If you miss class during this time, you may find yourself out of the loop on review sessions, important materials, and discussions about the requirements for papers, projects, presentations and exams. Sadly, the time has come to ditch the hoodie and flip-flops in favor of boots and a winter coat. It would only benefit you to tack on a hat, gloves, and a scarf. Not only will you be warmer, you’ll probably be safer too. Cold weather and precipitation means icy sidewalks and slippery stairs. Check with your landlord to see who is responsible for clearing and icing walkways before we face Snowmageddon round two. You wake up to a winter weather surprise and you don’t want to be without a shovel and salt if you have to get to class or a final. We all have enough work to do at this time of the semester – finding time to recover from a cold just isn’t in the cards if you want to stay on top of your work. However, if you do pick up an illness, do everyone a favor and go to the health center. Find out if it’s okay for you to be in class before you infect those around you. Most professors will be reasonable if you can document your visit and the diagnosis. Limit your exposure to the elements, and try to stay healthy. It’s time to start chugging orange juice and pack an arsenal of tissues and hand sanitizer. Become a practitioner of the “Dracula cough,” and avoid spreading germs to your stressed-out classmates. No one wants to waste time in the health center trying to convince the nurse that your injury was actually sustained from a fall on the ice and not after a night of drinking on Philly Street. You have better things to do with your time – like study.

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Google algorithms aim to make shopping easier By Adam Tschorn Los Angeles Times MCT

When Google took the wraps off its foray into online fashion retail a few days ago, anyone who hadn’t sat through one of the nearly hour-long Web demonstrations couldn’t have been faulted for thinking Boutiques. com was just another in an increasingly crowded field of “curated retail” sites. (At launch, the site focused on women’s clothing and accessories only — with the goal of eventually expanding into menswear.) It is – and it isn’t. Aiming to serve up clothing and accessories based on personal preferences (the way Pandora suggests new music based on the music you like) is hardly new territory. Nor is enlisting fashion taste-makers (drafted by Boutiques. com) to help cut through the clutter (users can shop the preferences of designers such as Diane von Furstenburg and Derek Lam and celebrities such as Carey Mulligan and Elisabeth Moss). Manjul Shah, a director of product management at Google, explains that as a result of trying to tackle some of the challenges peculiar to Internet clothes shopping, the computer program, in essence, “learned” to style. “Shopping for clothes is about discovery and not just search,” Shah said. “You go into a store looking for one thing and you might come out with nine other things too. We needed to find a way to create that ‘bump into’ experience.” One way to do this, Shah explained, was to “teach” the search

engine to identify items of clothing and accessories by one of several basic style genres: classic, romantic, casual chic, edgy, street and boho. This was accomplished by hiring 100 fashion-savvy folks to weigh in. “We had a hundred fashionistas and local fashion students tag 50,000 different items,” he said. “[And] each item [was tagged] by two different people.” This allows the program to more accurately suggest items that fit the user’s personal preferences. “In addition to computer-learning Ph.Ds and scientists, our team had people who went to fashion school and designers and a stylist who literally wrote fashion rules like ‘heavily patterned dresses don’t go with heavily patterned handbags,’ and ‘vertical stripes don’t go with horizontal stripes.’ She wrote hundreds of these rules to go with our ‘complete the look’ algorithm.” As if that’s not HAL 9000 enough for you, on top of that, the site taps into Google Trends data so if a customer is shopping for dresses in the spring — when the word “floral” is trending high, for example — Boutiques.com searches will automatically seed more floral offerings into the mix. If boyfriend blazers or jeggings are hot topics, the offerings served up once a day or once a week by e-mail will reflect that. So as Google gives us the ability to accessorize by algorithm, we’re about to really find out if computers can acquire a sense of style. And if they can’t, you can always just shrug your shoulders and say your motherboard let you leave the house that way.

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Three owners, six hands, one bakery By Ida Arici Staff Writer I.D.Arici@iup.edu

“Cari, two hands, Steph, two hands and myself, two hands,” said JeanYves Boulard, co-owner and operator of Six Hand Bakery, 29 North 8 St. Six Hand Bakery fired up its ovens and opened its doors to Indiana on Oct. 2. The three owners, Cari Meil, Stephanie Chandler and Jean-Yves Boulard, first knew one another through their spouses, who all work for IUP, and because they all have children around the same age. They then became close friends when they began baking together. “I started to bake at home for myself,” said Boulard. “Then I baked for friends, who became customers.” Soon, baking from home became difficult because his customers were demanding more bread, which Boulard delivered via his bike in the spring and summer. In the winter, Boulard was able to bake out of Reeger’s Farm Market in Shelocta because its bakery was closed for the season. He would bring his customers’ bread to the Commonplace Coffeehouse two to three times a week during this time. Boulard was then offered a position as a baker during the spring and summer for Reeger’s Farm, where he invited Meil and Chandler to join him as bakers. It was here that they discovered their passion for baking and where they thought to open their own shop. Though open for a short time, Six Hand Bakery sold out of products each day it was open for the first two weeks. “When we opened, we thought we’d start slowly and get to know our community and customers,” Boulard

Chelsea Yurisic/The Penn Six Hand Bakery offers a variety of fresh breads and other pasteries.

said. “But now we are overwhelmed.” They are still figuring out the “nitty gritty” of it all, according to Chandler. “What we want to do may not be the profitable thing to do,” said Chandler. “In order to keep prices manageable, we have to figure out what we want to do and if we can do it. If not, is there something we can compromise? If not, we have to deal with it.” All of their products are baked fresh at the bakery with “good ingredients” and are made from scratch. “We use all-natural, very concentrated oils,” Chandler said. “We don’t use bleached flour, and it’s been a challenge to find the flour we want at a competitive price.” Their best-selling product to date is their sticky buns, closely followed by baguettes. While these are loved by the community, each owner has his or her own personal favorite product. “I like the sticky buns,” said Chandler. “I was a ceramic major a million years ago and sticky buns have a creative component. I think

they’re interesting visually and I like eating them.” Meil prefers something not as sweet as sticky buns. “I love to make challah,” Meil said. “It’s one of the products we all have a hand in and really represents what six hands means to me. Jean-Yves makes the dough, Steph makes the strands of dough and I braid them. It’s also something I remember from my childhood.” Boulard also enjoys baking bread. “I like the lean breads, baguettes, rounds and rolls, which are only made with four ingredients: flour, water, salt and yeast,” said Boulard. “No sweets, oil or fat. How a range of taste and smell can come from four key ingredients is amazing to me.” All products start as recipes. They then tweak and modify the recipes to their equipment, to the size and taste they want and to their customers. “Everyone has some item from childhood they’ve loved,” said Chandler. “And sometimes, if you’ve been moved from your home, those homemade things are comforting.”


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Grocery apps to make shopping simple By Carrie Kirby Chicago Tribune MCT

Chelsea Yurisic/The Penn Andrew Niedziela makes coffee at the family-owned Philly Street Café.

Philly Street Café offers something for everyone By Ida Arici Staff Writer I.D.Arici@iup.edu

Philly Street Café, your new destination for food, opened Nov. 3 at 734 Philadelphia St. Despite competition such as Café Amadeus and the Commonplace Coffeehouse, this family-owned and operated business has been doing well for itself. “It’s been something that I wanted to do for years and years and years,” said co-owner Leslie Swentosky. “It started with my love for bagels. You can’t find a good bagel around here. So we started with bagels.” Authentic, kosher-certified, kettle-boiled water bagels are shipped in from New York, according to Swentosky. The café started out only serving bagels, but with all the space the location offers, the family decided to serve more than just bagels. “I’m a foodie,” Swentosky said. “I like really quality food and I like to cook. I’m an artist and cooking is a form of art. So I’m really particular about what we selected.” In addition to bagels, Philly Street Café offers Kiva Han fresh roasted coffees and other beverages, breakfast, salads, soups, sandwiches and more. “We kind of fell into being able to do [a café],” said manager, Jocelyn Niedziela, daughter of Swentosky. “It wasn’t initially what we wanted to do. It was a very good, happy accident.” Some products, such as the breads and cookies, are purchased from a baker, while other products are made fresh to order, such as salads and sandwiches. The quiche of the day, Swentosky’s favorite dish to make, is also made fresh daily with a vegetarian option. To date, Philly Street Café has a few best-selling products including Philly Street Steak & Cheese;

The Giovanni, an Italian hoagie; the macaroni and potato salads; the Chicken Dance sandwich and the Montague, a grilled chicken bagel sandwich. All menu items have historically significant names. For example, Philly Street Café offers “shipyard sandwiches.” These sandwiches are hoagies, which originated on Hog Island and were sold in the shipyard, according to Swentosky. Each sandwich is named after original hoagie vendors. Another example is “The Gregory,” grilled chicken breast with melted provolone, marinated mushrooms, tomato and romaine on a sesame bagel. This sandwich was named after the first man to take a bagel to space, according to Niedziela. “We did a lot of research on local history, too, and we want to start to put that up around the café,” said Niedziela. “We want to focus on that. We are a destination place, and in with destination, you have history. There’s a lot of history where everything we have comes from.” In addition, as a distinct feature of this particular café, Philly Street Café has free delivery beginning at 11 a.m. for all products. A full menu is available on the Facebook page and all orders should be called in to the café at 724–801–8632.

Before we talk about using smart phone apps to save money at the grocery store, let’s get something out of the way: No application is going to save you enough money to pay for a fancy new phone, not to mention the data plan. Now, if you already own a smart phone, such as Apple’s iPhone or Motorola’s Droid, lots of apps aim to make grocery shopping easier and save you money. Many of these apps are free; a few cost up to $5. I tried some grocery apps while shopping for my daughter’s Daisy Girl Scouts troop. The troop needed to buy cheese, lunch meat, bread, fruit and drinks to make sack lunches for a homeless shelter. I turned to my phone to get the job done under budget. Here are some grocery tasks that your smart phone can do for you. The apps are free unless a price is listed, and they are available for both iPhone and Android unless a platform is listed. Task: Make a list Apps: Grocery iQ, Grocery King ($4.99, Android), Shopper (99 cents, iPhone), WychList ($1.99, iPhone) There were tools for making shopping lists before smart phones came along: pens and paper. But a modern phone has the advantage of scanning bar codes using its onboard camera. Not only is it fun to point a phone at bar codes and listen to it beep, but it’s also easier than writing. You’re a lot more likely to keep track of and update your old list when it’s stored in your phone instead of lost under the floor mat of your car. Using Grocery iQ, I scanned items I already had in the fridge that matched what I wanted to buy for the Daisy troop and saved them to a list. I could then e-mail that list to my husband if I want him to stop at the store on his way home. Task: Price compare Apps: Google Shopper (Android), ShopSavvy Darcey Olson of Austin, Texas, recently pointed her phone’s

MCT New apps allow your smart phone to help you make grocery lists, compare prices and find discounts.

camera at the bar code on a frozen dinner to help her decide whether to buy it. “They have some really good, new P.F. Chang’s frozen meals that were $7.99 at the grocery store. I scanned it so I could see if I should grab it at Target or Wal-Mart — or is this really a good price?” said Olson. Olson hasn’t found an app that keeps tabs on prices at all her local grocery stores, but since the big-box stores often have low grocery prices, using an app that compares them makes a good bench mark. Task: Keep a price book Apps: Price Book Shopping List (Android), WychList ($1.99, iPhone) Keeping a record of the lowest price at which you find staple items is the cornerstone of frugal grocery shopping. I know this, but I have never had the discipline to maintain a price book. I don’t want to carry a notebook in addition to my coupon files

and loyalty cards. The ease of doing all that on my phone, which I usually have with me anyway, encouraged me to start a new price book. Task: Compare sizes Apps: Unit Price Compare (Android), CompareMe (iPhone, $1.99) The store usually prints the price per unit on the shelf, but what if I want to compare a 12-pack of 12-ounce drinks to a four-pack of 500-milliliter bottles? These apps do the math. Task: Get discounts Apps: Grocery IQ University of Minnesota student Chelsey A. Johnson uses Grocery iQ’s coupon feature: She selects coupons for items she’s added to her shopping list, then receives e-mails she can print at home. “It’s way easier than looking through weekly deal leaflets,” Johnson wrote in an e-mail.

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3-D spectacles to become futuristic fashion accessory By richard verrier Los Angeles Times MCT

3-D movies may be cool, but the glasses you get to watch them with are most certainly not. The Buddy Holly-like spectacles are not only clunky, but some moviegoers complain that the reusable glasses cause eye strain and question just how thoroughly they have been sanitized. Now high-end eyewear makers and fashion houses are offering relief — but it will cost you. Since the release of “Avatar” a year ago, studios have been pushing to squeeze more movies into the threedimension pipeline — more than 30 films are scheduled to be released in 3-D next year alone. Theater owners, who have profited handsomely from the higher ticket prices 3-D films command, have been scrambling to add enough 3-D screens to handle all the movies. Eyewear manufacturers like Oakley and fashion houses such as Gucci are jumping onto the stereoscopic bandwagon. They are introducing lines of 3-D glasses starting at $95 and going

up to $225 — or more than 100 times what most theater-handout models cost to make. “The way we look at it, it’s going to be a lifestyle accessory,” said David Johnson, president of Marchon3D. “You’ve got your smart phone, you’ve got your iPad and now you have another piece of equipment. This is a specialty technology device.” Marchon3D, a division of Marchon Eyewear based in Melville, N.Y., has licensed its technology to Calvin Klein and Nautica for 3-D eyewear between $95 to $150. But the high-tech glasses, with a patented curved-lens design, are useful not just in theaters: They can be worn outdoors as regular sunglasses. Apart from being more stylish, these premium glasses vastly improve the 3-D viewing experience, manufacturers claim, because they’re lighter, more comfortable and employ advanced optics to filter out reflections and other distractions that can cause eye strain. Beverly Hills, Calif.-based RealD, the leading supplier of 3-D equipment in U.S. theaters, has “certified” Marchon’s glasses and is working with Marchon’s parent company, the

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MCT Models of 3-D glasses could cost as much as $225.

eyewear insurance giant VSP based in Rancho Cordova, Calif., to develop prescription 3-D glasses. By next year, consumers who are getting prescription lenses could opt for a 3-D version (at an extra cost, of course). Marchon also plans to offer lower-cost 3-D glasses, in the $30 to

$40 range, by spring. Australia-based Look3D next month will launch an online store where budget-minded consumers can buy designer 3-D glasses for as little as $30 ($15 for kids). “With more than 30 movies coming out next year in 3-D, moviegoers will spend plenty of time wearing 3-D glasses, and we expect many will want them in a style, color and fit all their own,” said RealD Chief Executive Michael Lewis. “Like sunglasses, we’ll see a range of options at different price points, from designer 3-D glasses from brands like Calvin Klein to more budget-friendly glasses you can pick up at a local store or the movie theater when you buy popcorn.” Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based Oakley spent more than two years working with Glendale, Calif.-based DreamWorks Animation to develop the Oakley 3D Gascan glasses, which went on sale for $120 this month at Sunglass Hut and Oakley stores. Oakley has also introduced a limited edition of 3-D glasses tied to the Disney film “Tron.” “We began with a single goal: to set the standard for optical performance in 3-D,” said Oakley Chief Executive

Colin Baden. “This is a technological breakthrough.” Oakley’s glasses, however, aren’t meant to be worn outside. “The technology is not optimized for outdoor use,” said Scott Smith, category director for Oakley’s 3-D optics. There are other drawbacks to the new glasses, beyond the high prices. The Oakley and Marchon glasses, for example, won’t work if you take them to an IMAX or Dolby theater; they’re designed to work in theaters with RealD systems, which comprise about 80 percent of the available 3-D screens in the U.S. And don’t expect theaters to offer a discount if you bring your own glasses, as is common in Europe and Australia. What’s more, your 3-D glasses likely won’t work at home. The models from Oakley and Marchon use a “passive polarization” technology, which is most common in theaters. However, most 3-D television sets require viewers to wear “active polarization” glasses that are battery-operated and use built-in electronics to actively “shutter” the images that reach each eye. (Some TV manufacturers plan to introduce 3-D televisions next year that work with passive glasses.)


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‘The Nutcracker in 3D’ full of unexpected themes

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There’s something a little misleading about the title and marketing of “The Nutcracker in 3D.” The new holiday film doesn’t have much to do with ballet or Tchaikovsky. There are only scattered musical numbers over its nearly two hours. And though it begins as a gentle Christmas story about a girl with an overactive imagination (Elle Fanning), its swerve into anti-totalitarian parable and layered film references takes it far away from the land of Santa Claus. It is, at least, in 3-D. The man responsible for this dark cinematic mash-up — the Soviet-bred Andrei Konchalovsky — has a simple, almost childlike attitude about his new movie. “It’s fun to make a maze of cultural associations,” he said. He’s not kidding about the maze. “The Nutcracker in 3D” would make the Cretan labyrinth look like a short hallway. One runs out of fingers counting the filmic and cultural allusions in the hugely expensive art project — “Planet of the Apes, “1984,” “The Plague,” “Metropolis,” possibly every Holocaust movie ever made. “And don’t forget Damien Hirst,” Konchalovsky said. “You know, the shark.” One cannot, indeed, forget Hirst. The movie contains a scene of a giant pet shark being electrocuted, in an homage — for all those eager for nods to contemporary, formaldehyde-based art in their holiday movies — to Hirst’s “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living.” Oh yes, the film’s plot. It involves a girl (Fanning) in 1930s Austria who has a close relationship with an uncle (Nathan Lane) who is actually Albert Einstein, and who gives the girl a wooden toy soldier that’s also a nutcracker, which turns out is really a prince who has been put under a spell by an evil ruler named the Rat King (John Turturro), which soon takes us to a fantasy land where rats subjugate

On the last page, small, in the corner, was our movie,” he recalls. “I felt like a violin player standing on the corner while the tanks came.” Konchalovsky retreated to Europe, working on opera and theater across the continent, plus some U.S. television and Russian films. He hasn’t made another English-language theatrical feature until now. With a whopping $90-million budget and a dark aesthetic, “Nutcracker” is a strange one to come back with. Konchalovsky had the idea for the movie in the mid1990s but couldn’t find anyone to bankroll it. Several years ago, a murky group of European financiers — mainly from Russia — agreed to the steep sum and came in with the money. A request to talk to them MCT was declined. But Konchalovsky From left, Elle Fanning, Andrei Konchalovsky, Yulia Vistskaya and Arron Michael Drozin offered this description: attended the world premiere of “The Nutcracker in 3D.” “These are inexperienced people. They were all in a sense mad human beings, and where the Rat the Russian experimentalist Andrei and they didn’t know what they King’s minions shovel stuffed animals Tarkovsky, Konchalovsky won acclaim were getting into,” he said. “They into a kind of plush-toy crematorium. for numerous Soviet films — he received were basically schmucks. Very generYou get the point. a Cannes jury prize, for instance, for ous schmucks. ... And I’m ready to Or maybe you don’t get the point. “Siberiade,” his 1979 epic about small- pray for them every day. I said (to Which, to Konchalovsky, kind of is town Russia. He came to Hollywood in them), ‘You made a great movie and I the point. the 1980s to make mainstream mov- don’t know if you’re going to get your “Sometimes,” the director said ies. His first stateside effort, the Jon money back.’ And some of them say, of making the movie, which opened Voight action film “Runaway Train,” ‘OK, so maybe we made something for last week in Los Angeles, “I stopped was well-received by critics. His sec- the grandchildren.’” myself and said ‘Who will appreciate ond attempt, the Sylvester Stallone Despite the dark aspects, this?’ Then I said, ‘Big deal.’” cop movie “Tango & Cash,” didn’t go Konchalovsky believes his movie Konchalovsky is at the stage of as well. He and producer Jon Peters offers something for everyone. “A lot his life when he can — and does — clashed, and Konchalovsky was fired of things maybe aren’t going to ring frequently say “big deal.” A director midway through filming. a bell. But what’s important is on whose eccentric career is outshone Things got messier when a subliminal level. A simple person only by his colorful personality, Konchalovsky made a movie about who’s maybe not very educated will Konchalovsky is not much interested Joseph Stalin’s projectionist, “The pick up and say ‘Huh, it’s beautiful.’ in executing someone else’s vision. Inner Circle,” in 1991. He had been ‘Huh, it’s strange.’ Archetypes work As he sits down for an early eve- promised, he says, that Sony would on everyone.” ning snack of pickles and vodka at a release it widely, but an executive The film’s executive producer, Russian restaurant on Santa Monica purge swept into power — who else? Boulevard — an exception for him; the — Peters, and the movie got only a 73-year-old says he doesn’t usually token release. like to eat after 3 p.m. — he exhibits “I remember the day the movie 458 Philadelphia St. a devil-may-care attitude that’s been was going to come out. I opened the forged over a lifetime spent in several Los Angeles Times. ‘Hook’ — two film worlds. page (ad). ‘The Prince of Tides’ — two A longtime collaborator with pages. Something else — one page.

Moritz Borman, said that whether you agree with Konchalovsky’s vision or not, “you can’t deny it comes from an artistic place. And I think it will grow on people once they realize that.” To talk at any length to Konchalovsky is to hear disquisitions on the history of cinema — and hear war stories populated by a who’s-who of 20th century filmmakers. A passing reference to “Runaway Train” leads to a story about how he got into a fight with Akira Kurosawa at the Japanese auteur’s house while Kurosawa was cutting sushi. (The two argued about the morality of Lenin.) Konchalovsky is the kind of film-world eccentric whom you might imagine consorted with other eccentrics of his generation, like Shirley MacLaine — whom, oh yes, he once happened to live with. (The director is currently married to his fifth wife, a Russian actress named Yuliya Vysotskaya, who has a part in “Nutcracker.”) And he keeps some other rarefied company — he remains good friends with Francis Ford Coppola, who helped get him on “Runaway Train” and with whom he collaborated on the 1997 TV miniseries “The Odyssey.” Konchalovsky says that he saw “Nutcracker” as a commercial movie that also incorporated ambitious elements. “I had a desire to make a classical film, for something that’s a metaphor for all ages, to make a children’s movie that will last. Very few do,” he said. “And I wanted to give it lyrics that are not Tim Rice lyrics,” he added. “I wanted it to be an homage to Tchaikovsky. If you want, I would say Tchaikovsky pop. Yes, Tchaikovsky pop.”

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‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ brings more than laughs By Cody Lindgren Contributing Writer C..C.Lindgren@iup.edu

Attempting to portray a current generation on film is a difficult task. It can be all too easy to portray young adults in a stereotypical way and end up alienating the very audience you’re trying to portray. It takes a very creative filmmaker who’s not afraid to take risks and try something new in order to get it right and, fortunately, Edgar Wright, director of the new cult classics Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, was up to the task. As a result, his latest film, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the

World,” is one of the original, groundbreaking films of the past few years. Based on the series of graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley, the film follows 22-year-old Toronto slacker, Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). Scott is pretty aimless in life; he doesn’t have a job, plays bass in band called Sex Bob-Omb that he claims is terrible, shares a bed with his gay roommate in a tiny apartment, and is dating a 17-year-old girl named Knives (Ellen Wong) almost strictly because of the attention she pours on him. Everything changes when he meets a quirky Amazon.com delivery girl named Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth

Winstead). Immediately upon seeing her, he believes she is the girl of his dreams and begins pursuing her. They begin to spend time together, but Scott is in for a surprise when he finds out that in order to date Ramona, he must defeat her seven evil exes. It’s an outrageous concept, but Wright makes it work with a great story, very memorable characters and a visual style that is nothing short of amazing. Wright gives the film a style inspired both by comic books and classic video games; sound effects are accompanied by corresponding words onscreen and enemies turn into coins when defeated. These are choices that

could come off as an odd gimmick in the wrong hands, but it fits the style of the film perfectly. We are seeing things through the eyes of Scott, someone who, like current people in their early 20s, was raised in a world of pop culture. We grew up with the same television shows, movies and games, and they become so commonplace to us, that we apply them to aspects of everyday life. The film has much more to offer than looks though. With the relationship between Scott and Ramona, some very thoughtful points are made on relationships and how the expectations and baggage we carry with us

when getting to know someone can affect things in a very drastic way. On top of all of that, the film is just downright funny. The dialogue is sharp and witty, and the jokes come at such a fast rate that it’s almost impossible to catch them all on first viewing. “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” is a wonderful representation of this generation, highlighting both its positive and negative attributes. The film is presented in such a way that it becomes an experience to watch. Under the masterful direction of Edgar Wright and the support of the perfect cast, Scott Pilgrim is sure to be unlike any movie you’ve ever seen.

Grammy ratings slide By Scott Collins Los Angeles Times MCT

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Wednesday’s Grammy nominations may have represented a big “Recovery” for Eminem, but more viewers opted for “Law & Order.” CBS’ Grammy nominations concert at 10 p.m. — where the rapper’s “Recovery” album topped the nominations with 10 nods — drew 5 million total viewers, a 21 percent slide from last year’s show. It was easily defeated by NBC’s “Law & Order: Los Angeles,” which was No. 1 in the slot with 9.1 million total viewers. The Grammy noms failed to impress with young adults, either. In the advertiser-friendly demographic of ages 18 to 49, the one-hour concert scored a 1.7 rating/5 share, a 26 percent drop. The Grammy show producers had their work cut out for them, given that their show followed a repeat of “Criminal Minds” (9.1 million), which draws an older and not perfectly compatible audience. Perhaps a bigger problem? Last year’s big nominee was Beyonce, whose “Single Ladies” had become an inescapable pop hit.

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IUP splits Thanksgiving break with Kent State By Zach Graham Staff Writer Z.Graham@iup.edu

In the first weekend of the holiday break, the No. 24 IUP Crimson Hawks played a back to back nonconference series against No. 18 Kent State, with each team winning on its home ice. The Hawks continued their tough non-conference schedule—the Golden Flashes were the sixth team ranked in the Top 25 they have faced off against this season. In Friday’s game at S&T Bank Arena, the two teams went scoreless through the first period. The Hawks got on the board first 1:28 into the second when Joe Ford scored on the power play. Andrew Ong added another power play goal on an assist from Casey Stern with 3:54 left in the period to take a 2-0 lead. Josh Martin scored for the Flashes with an assist from Kevin Colleran to cut the Hawks’ lead in half with 8:25 left in the game. The Flashes would be granted a power play and a chance to tie the game with less than a minute and a half to play. They pulled their goalie, giving them six skaters to the Hawks’ four.

But Ford added the empty-net insurance goal with 30 seconds to play, giving the Hawks a 3-1 victory. Ryan Lord was dominant in net for the Hawks, turning away 41 of the 42 shots he faced. On Saturday, the teams met at the Kent State Ice Arena in Kent, Ohio. The teams played back-andforth throughout much of the game, until Kent State took the lead late. The Flashes struck first 7:31 into the game on a power play goal by Mike Lepre, assisted by Josh Martin and Ryan Thomas. EJ Stepano knotted it up for the Hawks eight minutes later with an assist from Ford. In the second period of play, the Flashes took the lead again at the 14:41 mark with a score from Logan Bannon. The Hawks tied the game with 11:02 left in the period, when Ford scored with assists by Phil Trombetta and Stepano. The tie stood late into the third period until Lepre gave the Flashes the 3-2 lead with 18 seconds to play. At the halfway point of the season, the Hawks overall record stands at 8-8-1, while their 5-2-0 mark in CHMA league play puts them second to Slippery Rock. The Hawks will host University

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winner as the Tigers win 35-21 over the Gamecocks.

This will be the last game that seperates Cam Newton and the Auburn 2. Oregon vs. Oregon State Tigers from the national championship game. That is if they win. It is just known as the Civil War. Newton is also trying to make his It is the game between Oregon and statement for the Heisman. He has Oregon State that will decide a lot scored 42 touchdowns this season. come Saturday night. If Oregon can He has thrown for 2,254 yards and hold off its biggest rivals, then it will has ran for another 1,336 yards. If he make a trip to the national championcan lead the Tigers to the title game, ship game, but if Oregon State wins, there will be no question that Newton not only will it stop its rivals from should walk away with the Heisman in making its first trip to the title game, a few weeks. but it would also make themselves However, South Carolina won’t be a bowl eligible. push over, because the last time these Not only is the national title game two teams met on Sept. 25, on the line in this game, the Tigers only won by the but also Oregon running score of 35-27. In that game, back LaMichael James’ South Carolina quarterback Heisman chances. If he Stephen Garica had a career can go out and play well, day with 235 yards passing and for some reason Cam and three touchdowns. Newton from Auburn This time around, the doesn’t do well agaisnt Gamecocks will need running South Carolina, then back Marcus Lattimore to do James could become the By Anthony Scherer much better. Against leader two weeks Sports Columnist the Tigers in the first before the trophy is A.J.Scherer@iup.edu matchup, he only had given out. 33 yards and one touchJames has ran for down. For the Gamecocks to win, they 1,548 yards and 19 touchdowns this will need both Garcia and Lattimore to season and has been the main reason have career days. why Oregon is first in the country in points scored per game at 50.5. Prediction: Given what the Tigers have been through this season, Prediction: Oregon continues the I think they are destined to be in run for the national championship the title game. Newton will show over their in-state rivals by winning why he deserves to be the Heisman 45-21 against Oregon State.


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Hawks snap losing streak Hawks snap two-game losing streak with Pastorek’s 28-point game, beating La Roche 76-55 By Vaughn Johnson Editor In Chief V.M.Johnson@iup.edu

The IUP women’s basketball team shook things up for its game against La Roche Monday. In IUP’s first two games this season, both losses, the starting lineup included Brianna Johnson and Alex Vega. Against La Roche, however, IUP head coach Jeff Dow made some changes in the form of swapping out Vega and Johnson for Katelyn Marshall and Chelsea Gieringer. Despite those changes, it was the contributions of some familiar faces the led the Crimson Hawks (1-2) to their first win of the season, 76-55, over Division III La Roche (4-1) at the Memorial Field House. Sophomore forward Sarah Pastorek led the way for the Hawks by having a career night. She scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Pastorek received a lot of touches during the victory, but it wasn’t by design. IUP head coach Dow calls plays for whoever is hot at that particular

time. Pastorek was in the best rhythm of her career when she hit 14 of her 18 shots from the field. Needless to say, Dow called a lot of plays for Pastorek. “She had the hot hand, and we just kept running one set play after another for her, and she was obviously very efficient,” Dow said. “You can’t count on 28 points on a nightly basis, but it was good to see her have that kind of game when we needed it.” Dow likened IUP’s game plan to football where teams use the running game to set up the pass. IUP wanted to get points inside the paint to open things up for Lacy Claar and Eryn Withers from the 3-point line. Claar’s three 3-pointers brought only six shy of the Katie Glaws’ school record. His game plan worked against La Roche as Claar and Withers scored 17 and 14 respectively. The two combined to hit five shots from the 3-point line. Claar will have another shot at breaking the record 7 p.m. Friday when she and the rest of the Crimson Hawks host District of Columbia in a rematch of their game Nov. 14 in which UDC won 69-61. As far as the starting lineup for the game against UDC, Dow said after the

game against La Roche, it was again to be decided in practice, but it will likely stay the same. Dow said after the game that the lineup changes were a combination of wanting to shake things up and what Marshall and Gieringer did in practice. Both Vega and Johnson scored nine points against UDC in the first match up, but combined for 11 turnovers with Vega committing seven and Johnson committing four. IUP will be without Amber Dubyak, who had her third knee surgery in the past 15 monthslast week. During her surgery, it was discovered that she has little to no ACL left in one of her knees. She has been playing without one for about month Dow estimated. Dubyak will hold off on more surgery, which would end her season and will more than likely return in January with a knee brace. According to Dow, IUP will be without the person was expected to be one of its top two or three players on the team. “That happens in sports, and obviously, other people have to step up when given the opportunity,” Dow said. Since its victory over IUP Nov. 14,

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Penguins heading toward top of Atlantic Division with recent wins The Penguins kicked it up a notch all players in points. In November he while IUP was taking a break notched 26 points (12 goals, from class. 14 assists). During break, the Pens Because of his outstandwon all four of their games. ing play, the Pens, who As of Wednesday they were started out the season riding a seven-game winwith a horrible record and ning streak. What about controversy, are tied with Marc Andre Fleury? Was he the Philadelphia Flyers for in the net? You bet. first place in the Atlantic Well, The Flower has Division. picked up his game. The Penguins have surBy alycia king Following the Rangers prised everyone with their Sports Columnist game Monday, his record play. But one player has A.L.King@iup.edu became 9-6 with a .908 not produced up to his save percentage. That’s a standard. big difference from before. Evgeni Malkin. But he has had some help. What has happened to the Stanley The Pens penalty kill is ranked No. Cup MVP? No one can say he isn’t 1 and that is without Jordan Staal, who shooting the puck. is now skating, but has not rejoined According to pittsburghpenguins. the team for a game. com, Malkin ranks first in shots with Sidney Crosby continues to score 115. So why has he only produced eight his way and now is the top scorer goals and 14 assists? in the NHL. He was named the No. Crosby had 14 assists in November 1 star of November because he led alone. The dynamic duo is not living

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The IUP Boxing Club will be hosting its second annual Johnny Kostas Memorial Boxing Invitational Saturday where they will be going up against fighters from the U.S. Naval Academy. The bell time for the invitational is 7 p.m. Saturday at the Memorial Field House. “Six of the matches will be a direct competition between IUP and the Naval Academy,” IUP boxing coach Rick Fanella said. “We have a special team trophy that is going to be awarded for the club that wins the most.” The winner of the team challenge will take home the Chuck Spadafora award. “Now with six [bouts], that’s an even number, Fanella said. “So the tie breaker will be the winner of the Italian-American belt, which is between Vinnie Macellaro and collegiate national champion Chris Bertucci.” Macellaro understands not only what he’s up against, but what he has to do to win. “He’s in the military, he’s training for war,” Macellaro said. “I’m a ring warrior, and that’s going to be the difference in the fight. When you’re in there, you’ve going to be thinking a lot. You have to adjust to your opponent, adjust to his style. You gotta do what you gotta do to win the fight.” “The Naval Academy is [ranked] No. 2 in the country,” Finella said. “They’re the real deal.” “U.S. Naval Academy is tough,” Assistant Coach Mike Donatelli said. “They’re cadets, they’re disciplined being in the military, and they’re going

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to be there to win.” And even though the competition will be tough, the team still remains positive. “The group has been putting in a lot of work,” Steve Kimbrough said. [We’ve been] Working real hard and we should do well. We should come away with a victory.” “These guys come hard, and it’s always a good test to see where we’re at and what we need to work on,” he added. Isaiah Wise, Adam Littlejohn, Derek Taylor, Matt Cope and Kimbrough will be the other boxers representing IUP in this team challenge. Along with the Chuck Spadafora award and the Italian-American belt, there will also an outstanding boxer award.

“The outstanding boxer will be for that night. All schools will be eligible for that award. Could be anybody.” The other IUP students that will fight Saturday include John Zemrose, Quion Gunning and Miguel Castillo. This will be the second event held at IUP this semester, the first was Fight in the Fieldhouse on Nov. 13. “By us having two shows here, we can get all of our guys’ fights. But if we go to another show, we can maybe get three or four guys at best. So that’s the advantage of having shows here.” With the boxing club traveling to different clubs in the spring, more experience is never a bad thing. “It’s going to be a fantastic main event,” Finella said. “My expectations is to win that trophy and bring it here. It’s a good test for our team.”

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The NCAA concluded that a violation of amateurism rules occurred during Cam Newton’s recruitment last year, but the quarterback’s eligibility was immediately reinstated with no conditions, Auburn announced Wednesday. NCAA vice president for academic and membership affairs Kevin Lennon said the decision was “based on information available to the reinstatement staff at this time.” “We do not have sufficient evidence that Cam Newton or anyone from Auburn was aware of this activity, which led to his reinstatement,” Lennon said. The NCAA’s investigation determined that Newton’s father, Cecil, and the owner of a scouting service worked together to actively market the quarterback as part of a pay-forplay scheme in return for Newton’s commitment to Mississippi State. NCAA rules do not allow individuals or entities to represent prospective student-athletes in order to gain compensation from a school. As a result of the discovery, Auburn declared Newton ineligible Tuesday but immediately sought reinstatement from the NCAA national office staff, which can include conditions such as suspension or repayment of benefits. Newton was reinstated without any conditions. “We are pleased that the NCAA has agreed with our position that Cam Newton has been and continues to be eligible to play football at Auburn University,” Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs said. “We appreciate the diligence and professionalism of the NCAA and its handling of this matter.” As part of the decision, Auburn has limited access Newton’s father has to the athletics program.

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Mississippi State has also disassociated the scouting service member, presumably former Bulldogs player Kenny Rogers. “The conduct of Cam Newton’s father and the involved individual is unacceptable and has no place in the SEC or in intercollegiate athletics,” SEC commissioner Mike Slive said. “The actions taken by Auburn University and Mississippi State University make it clear this behavior will not be tolerated in the SEC.” The NCAA said reinstatement decisions are independent of the NCAA enforcement process and typically are made once the facts of the student-athlete’s involvement are determined. The reinstatement process is likely to conclude prior to the close of an investigation. Auburn had no further comment other than Jacobs’ statement made in the press release.

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When the last two last standing take the floor in Houston 123 days from now to play for the NCAA basketball championship, here’s betting that night’s lineup sheet will look an awful lot like Wednesday night’s lineup sheet at Cameron Indoor Stadium. If that’s the case, we’d all be lucky to get a game as good as the one Duke and Michigan State played Wednesday night, with two dynamic guards­, Kyrie Irving and Korie Lucious, trading big shots until Duke finally pulled away in the late moments for an 84-79 win. They were the preseason No. 1 and No. 2 for a reason, returning all of their key players from the Final Four last spring. There are so many similarities between these teams that not only link them together but set them apart from the other contenders. There’s the scoring point guard (Irving and Kalin Lucas), the dangerous perimeter slasher (Nolan Smith and Durrell Summers), the big forward who can play like a guard (Kyle Singler and Draymond Green), the shooter off the bench (Seth Curry and Lucious) and the inside muscle specializing in rebounding (Mason Plumlee and Delvon Roe). If those personalities didn’t cross over, the styles would: both teams coached by a legend, playing in-your-face manto-man defense and unwilling to concede a single rebound. Of course, there’s a lot of

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for Duke. The really good Duke teams start fast and never slow down. The Blue Devils set the pace in the ACC from October to April last season, and if there was a significant gap between Duke and the rest of the league last year, it’s a chasm this year. Michigan State bounced back from that 89-72 loss to the Tar Heels last year and made it to the Final Four; Duke started last season 15-2 and ended it as national champion. So this may not be the last meeting between these two. If it comes down to them at the end, and it could and should, it’s hard to think of two more worthy or closely matched teams to play for a national title. Wednesday was great, but it would be even better if it were a pre-match of a bigger game to come.

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New possibilities for creative thoughts and action abound. Luck is with you as you make decisions, even though you can’t explain how you did it.

You’re learning with great enthusiasm. Intelligent activity revolves around your ability to recreate what you’ve learned in words others can use.

Someone in the house could use some tender loving care. As you provide it, create optimism and pass out single-player games. Time for rest is essential.

Someone outside the family arrives on the doorstep, needing assistance. Although unexpected, you can dance with the circumstance. Give them what they need

You attract change like a magnet. To handle the ramifications, keep an open, creative mind, and allow others to control their own destiny.

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Your talents suggest different ways to solve problems. Think it through logically, and develop options before you begin. Then share the plan with the team.

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