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Phil predicts six more weeks of winter

Cyberstalking: Online users beware

Men’s basketball pounds Edinboro



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“Edge of Darkness”

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One for the thumb! Steelers sank Seahawks in Super Bowl XL.

“PostSecret” creator Frank Warren filled Fisher Auditorium with secrets.

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Police blotter

Officer charged in connection with party By Sean Bracken

Alcohol violations

• At 11:44 p.m. Tuesday, Richard Fluck, Hellertown, was arrested and cited for public drunkenness after he was found intoxicated at Sheetz at 768 Wayne Ave., according to borough police. • Campus police reported that at 3:11 a.m. Sunday, Megan Wander, 18, Langhorne, was arrested and charged with public drunkenness and purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of alcohol after she was found unresponsive on the first floor hallway at the Wallwork Suites. Wander was taken to Indiana Regional Medical Center for medical clearance and was placed in the county jail on a temporary detainer, police reported. • At 12:33 a.m. Sunday, Neil L. McGarry Jr., 19, Landsdale, was arrested and cited for underage drinking after he was found vomiting at Whitmyre Hall, according to campus police. McGarry was taken to IRMC for medical treatment, police reported. • Campus police reported that at 10:40 p.m. Jan. 29, Sammy Eyo Ita Sam Ndiyo, 18, Upper Malboro, Md.; Donte E. Boykin, 20, Philadelphia; Wesley M. Peggues, 18, Harrisburg; Shawn A. McCoy, 18, Blairsville; Raven C. Lester, 18, Harrisburg; Brandon L. Ford, 18, Yeadon; Bianca R. Arnold, 18, Philadelphia; William C. Smith Jr., 18, Pittsburgh; Aysha A. Chambliss, 18, Philadelphia; and Sequcoy M. Brown-Deshields, 18, Philadelphia, were all cited for underage drinking after they were found intoxicated at a loud party at University Towers. • At 9:22 p.m. Jan. 29, Danielle Rosenshine, 18, Downingtown; Laura Gregory, 19, Gibsonia; Elliot Sanders, 19, Glenolden; and Joshua G. Shuler, 18, Philadelphia, were all cited for underage drinking after they were found intoxicated at the Northern Suites, according to campus police. Police also reported that Rosenshine and Gregory were also cited for furnishing alcohol to minors after their investigation proved they provided the other two with alcohol. • Campus police reported that at 9:09 p.m. Jan. 29, Krutarth K. Patel, 19, Harrisburg; Alexander J. Tarczy, 19, Hanover; Lucas C. Evans, 19, Elizabeth; Margaret A. Lynn, 19, Swathmore; Sarah K. Wolfgang, 19, Littlestown; and Lauren M. Bachman, 19, Olney, Md., were all arrested and cited for disorderly conduct after they were found to be involved in an underage drinking party.

Criminal mischief

Someone broke a window of a residence at 228 S. Seventh St. sometime between 4 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. Monday, according to borough police. Anyone with information is asked to contact borough police at 724-349-2121.

Disorderly conduct

• 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 at 2:15 a.m. Saturday, Tyler Milbrand, 23, Shamokin, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, trespassing, public drunkenness and harassment after he entered Sheetz at 768 Wayne Ave. and pushed past two security guards and spit on another after he was previously told to leave.

Hit and run

Borough police reported that at 12:21 p.m. Tuesday, Joseph Mele, 93, Indiana, was charged with accidents involving damage to attended and unattended property, failure to render aid and information and a stop sign violation after he allegedly ran into another vehicle, ran over a stop sign and fled the scene of the accident at the intersection of North Fourth and Water streets.

Items burgled

• Someone stole items from a red Ford Escape parked in the HUB parking lot sometime between 11:15 p.m. Saturday and 5:22 p.m. Sunday, according to campus police. Anyone with information is asked to contact campus police at 724-357-2141. • Someone stole a Verizon Dare cell phone and a Magellan GPS system from a blue vehicle parked at the Whitmyre parking lot sometime between 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, according to campus police. Anyone with information is asked to contact campus police. • Someone stole a laptop with a silver metal type case from a room at McCarthy Hall sometime between 3:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, according to campus police. Anyone with information is asked to contact campus police.

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Indiana Borough Police reported that a local police officer has been charged in connection with a Jan. 23 party that took place at 429 S. Fisher Ave. Police reported that Ethan Sorbin, a 21-year-old Homer City police officer and Homer Center school board member, has been charged with furnishing alcohol to minors and intimidation of a victim/witness stemming from the incident. According to the court document filed Feb. 2, Sorbin provided alcohol to three people. Several witnesses said that Sorbin was at the party. “After the party was broken up, Ethan [Sorbin] called a woman and told her to say that he was only there for 10 minutes,” officer Thomas D. Dessell said in the document. She said that Sorbin told her to not tell anyone that he supplied people with alcohol. “Ethan [Sorbin] told me the next day that he got away with it and that


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I better say nothing,” the woman added, according to the document. The woman also said that she previously dated Sorbin after he became a police officer. She said that Sorbin knew that she was under the age of 21. Sorbin took her to the Homer City Police Station afterward to give her a breathalyzer test, according to the document. In addition, the report said that he provided two others with alcohol. “When the cops arrived, Ethan [Sorbin] told everyone to remain quiet and they would go away,” Dessell said in the report. Another woman in the police report said Ethan claimed the people at the party were safe because the cops could not come in without a search warrant. “Ethan Sorbin, who we were told was a cop, was drinking with all the underage kids, told us to stay in the basement,” the woman said. A third woman confirmed the story. The party also included charges against Eric Skedel, 20, Homer City, for underage drinking, furnish-

ing alcohol to minors, disorderly conduct, corruption of minors, recklessly endangering another person and for violating the borough’s disorderly gathering ordinance, police reported. “I believe that Eric [Skedel] and Ethan [Sorbin] pad locked the basement door and told everyone upstairs not to let anyone out,” she said according to the document. A man also confirmed the other stories in the police report. He said that he did not know who supplied the alcohol. The man added that Sorbin brought his own alcohol to the party. The charges were announced after police reported that they were investigating Sorbin for his possible role at the party. Police also said that an additional charge was filed against Courtney L. Coleman, a 22-year-old IUP student from Brush Valley. According to police, Coleman was charged with purchasing two kegs for the party. Twenty-eight other underage drinking citations were also given in relation to the party.


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People come from all over to see Groundhog Day By Alex Rudowski Staff Writer

Six O’Clock Series discusses sexual assault By Emily Eberhart Contributing Writer

Are you ready to get serious about the weather? The question was asked by Bill Deeley, president of the Groundhog Club’s Inner Circle. Thousands trekked to Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney Tuesday morning to await the prognostication of the world’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil. After seeing his shadow, Phil predicted there will be six more weeks of winter. It was a prediction many people expected to hear. In the last 20 years Phil has seen his shadow 14 times. Despite the prediction, spirits remained high among those in attendance. “People come from all over for this day – Scotland, Hong Kong, Germany. They all have one thing in common, they love Groundhog Day,” said Bill Cooper, former Groundhog Club president. There were license plates from Ohio, Delaware, North Carolina and many other states seen in the parking lot. Fans of Groundhog Day have been trekking to the Knob each year since Feb. 2, 1987. Recently, there has been a push from PETA to replace the flesh-andblood Phil with an electronic one. According to PETA’s Website, they feel it is unethical for Phil to be on display year-round at the library.

Brock Fleeger/The Penn Groundhog Day Club President Bill Deeley revealed Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow Tuesday morning, predicting six more weeks of winter.

They say that his instinctual hibernation is disrupted by the Groundhog Day events. The people at the celebration seem to feel differently. One sign read, “Phuck PETA! We love Phil!” Another person dressed up as “Phil-O-Tron 2010: A PETA approved groundhog.” Other signs had other things to say, such as “We don’t need Doppler radar, we have Phil!” and “Phil’s shadow can stop global warming!” Tom Kilbane, a San Francisco native, has been attending the festivities for 25 years. “When I die, I hope I come back as Phil,” Kilbane said. He added that he has seen the popularity of the event grow significantly since the movie “Groundhog Day” came out in 1993. Traditionally, Phil will forecast one of two predictions. If he does not see his shadow, then

“When I die, I hope I come back as Phil.” — Tom Kilbane, Groundhog Day attendee an early spring is on the way. But if he does see his shadow, it means there will be six more weeks of winter. After the Groundhog Club president knocks on Phil’s door, he emerges and communicates his prognostication in “Groundhogese,” which is a language understood only by the president of the club. After predicting the coming of six more weeks of winter, mixed expressions could be heard from the crowd. One person yelled, “But Phil, my ears are so cold!” The club’s Web site, groundhog. org, contains more information about the history of the event.

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While some organizations struggle to find an effective sexual assault prevention program, “Sex Signals” does it in a laugh out loud serious way. John Mallory and Annie Rix addressed typical sexual steretypes, rape prevention and the dangers of college parties, at 6 p.m. Monday at the HUB Ohio Room. Chelsea Yurisic/The Penn The duo is a part of Catharsis Annie Rix and John Mallory discussed Productions in Chicago, which pro- sexual assault prevention at the Six O’ vides a look at dating, sex and the Clock Series Monday. core issue of consent. Both came to IUP as part of their national to be seen as animals,” Rix said. Both discussed the importance tour performing and educating at universities and military bases across of respect and two-way conversations, making the point that the country. They incorporated audience listening is just as important as talkinteraction into their performance, ing. Effective communication is a encouraging the more than 200 people in attendance to participate in major way to avoid sexual assault, discussions and situational activities according to Rix. She said that 80 percent of rape that depicted risky situations on and happens when the victim knows the around college campuses. These situations included rapist. “Anytime you want something, everything from awkward dating, false preconceptions about sex, what ask, wait to hear them verbally women are really thinking, what men respond and respect their response,” and women want from a relationship Mallory said. Anyone that has been a victim and why many gender stereotypes of rape is encouraged to call 1-800are incorrect. “Women don’t want to be seen as 656-HOPE. More information can be a piece of meat, and men don’t want found at

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Former student found guilty in spring 2009 shooting By Sean Bracken News Editor

A former IUP student was found guilty of shooting and wounding another student last spring. Martin Boyd Jr., 20, Philadelphia, was found guilty Friday afternoon by an Indiana County jury for nine charges, according to the Indiana County Common Pleas Court summary. According to the court summary, Boyd was found guilty on four felony counts of aggravated

assault and for carrying a firearm without a license. In addition, he was found guilty of five misdemeanor counts, the court summary said, including three counts of simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. An additional two charges were dismissed and another two charges were withdrawn, according to the summary. All convictions happened in response to a bar fight Boyd took part in the morning of April 3, 2009, at Culpeppers at 653 Philadelphia St., according to

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“Don’t ask, don’t tell” should end now By Nathaniel Frank Los Angeles Times MCT

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Corporations with “bottomless pockets” may soon affect our elections By Emily Franey and Emily Mross Penn Staff

Your friends might still be talking about Lady Gaga getting shafted at the Grammys on Sunday, but a more prestigious panel of judges recently made a decision far worse than handing over Album of the Year to Taylor Swift. On Jan. 21, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision to overturn the McCain-Feingold law, which limited corporate spending on ads during the final days of an election cycle. Under the old law, corporations were not permitted to sponsor ads for or against a candidate during the last 60 days before a general election, or 30 days before a primary election. Now, because of Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, large

corporations have been given the same rights as an individual citizen when it comes to campaign spending. Though it has yet to be officially decided, this ruling could open the doors for foreign companies to flood advertising dollars into campaigns that influence American elections. President Obama said that the decision is “a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and the other powerful interests that marshal their power every day in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans.” We have to say that we agree. Obama has also taken some flak for calling out the Court on its decision during his State of the Union address. It is typically unheard of for a president to take such a stand during this

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address, but he asked for Congress to work together to fight back against what he sees as a flawed ruling. The Supreme Court left many open ends in their ruling. The use of union funds was not entirely answered, nor the legality of campaign spending by foreign companies. But the ruling has opened up the airwaves to endless spending by corporations who may be trying to influence the public to vote for a candidate who supports the interest of the company over that of the public at large. This could be dangerous for the future of American politics. It is often said that money is what really wins campaigns. If corporations with bottomless pockets are allowed to spend unchecked, whose voice will we be hearing – the candidate’s or the corporation’s?

On Tuesday, the Defense Department unveiled its “don’t ask, don’t tell” reform plan. The strategy is simple: slow progress toward ending a policy, and repealing a law, that doesn’t work. The idea is to modify enforcement of “don’t ask, don’t tell” by, among other measures, disallowing certain third-party “outings” from being used against gay troops. New rules may also require that a two-star officer approve any discharge. But a failed policy will still be in place; 66,000 gay, lesbian and bisexual troops will continue to serve in fear of needless discharge, and the U.S. could still be forced to fire soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines it can ill afford to lose. The strategy for dealing with that reality? A year of further study. The problem is, the issue has been studied for half a century. “Further study” is nothing but a delaying tactic. It only gives political obstructionists and moral opponents of equality for gays the chance to sow doubt and fear in an effort to derail reform. According to poll data, most Americans agree that “don’t ask, don’t tell” is unjust and should end. But many people don’t grasp that the 17-year-old policy is not just unfair, it is a colossal failure that harms military “cohesion and readiness,” the very thing it is supposed to protect. The insistence by opponents of reform, such as John McCain, that the policy is a “success,” that it is “working well,” reflects a profound detachment from the situation on the ground. For starters, two-thirds of military members already know or suspect that there are gays in their units, so the policy has failed to achieve even its most basic goal: to protect morale and cohesion by shielding straight troops from knowledge of gay troops. The policy has also failed to preserve desperately needed skilled personnel. Since the law’s inception, roughly 13,500 gay, lesbian and bisexual service members have been discharged. According to the Government Accountability Office, nearly 800 of them had “critical skills,” including more than 60 Arabic speakers. In the meantime, the military has granted an increasing number of “moral waivers” to ex-convicts and drug abusers to fill slots in a force stretched thin by two wars. According to the military’s own

studies, the policy (not the presence of gays) is undermining trust and integrity in the force by mandating dishonesty, a point reiterated Tuesday by Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and by my own research, in which I spoke with hundreds of gay and straight troops who confirmed that finding. Finally, according to analyses by the Williams Institute at UCLA, every year tens of millions of taxpayer dollars are wasted on enforcing this policy and training replacements for fired soldiers. Research on institutional change, including our own military’s experience with racial integration, answers this question clearly. The two most important factors in a transition like this are decisive leadership and a single code of conduct for all personnel. A major study by the Rand Corp. in 1993 found that openly gay service could work well, but it would be important for the senior military leadership to throw their weight behind it. The 500-page study said that a successful new policy must be “decided upon and implemented as quickly as possible” to avoid anxiety and uncertainty in the field. Finally, it said that “fast and pervasive change will signal commitment to the [new] policy,” while “incremental changes would likely be viewed as experimental” and weaken compliance. Rand’s research has been borne out in foreign militaries that have lifted their bans. In the 1990s, court rulings in Canada and Britain mandated that gay troops be allowed to serve openly; the transitions were implemented quickly. The Ministry of Defense in Britain hailed a transformation in its ranks with “no discernible impact” on lowering cohesion or morale. In the face of such research and experience, why is the military — and the Obama administration — trying to move slowly? Certainly political considerations and the moral opposition of many in the military community play a role, along with the slow grind of legislative realities. But the president has the authority to invoke his “stop-loss” power to bring discharges to a halt overnight, and it would be better for national security and individual troops if he would use it. It is heartening to see movement toward ending the policy. If the Defense Department’s changes are adopted, they must be implemented decisively to ensure success. Better yet, it should move decisively to end the policy once and for all.



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‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ presents another roadblock to equality President Obama announced during his State of the Union address on Jan. 27 that he plans to work to end “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” the 1993 law that prohibits openly gay and lesbian Americans from serving in the military. He called his intentions “the right thing to do,” according to CNN. It’s about time. Unfortunately, Obama’s statement was met with backlash from a few Conservatives, including Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who called the law “successful.” House Minority Leader John Boehner echoed the sentiment, saying, “I think [‘don’t ask, don’t tell’] has worked very well. And we just ought to leave it alone.” Worked very well? Seriously? Worked well for WHOM, exactly? We highly doubt “don’t ask, don’t tell” is working just fine for the more than 13,000 troops dishonorably discharged because of it, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. An “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” attitude just doesn’t cut it when it comes to civil rights. Of course a privileged straight white man thinks things are going well. Privileged straight white men were doing just fine and dandy before abolition, integration, women’s suffrage and more – that doesn’t mean there was never a problem. Many proponents of “don’t ask, don’t tell” have suggested that the law is needed to keep military cohesiveness. Lying about one’s self certainly can’t help with cohesiveness, either. And why should the military pander to bigotry? Some people don’t like women, Catholics or blacks, but there’s no one making concessions to that kind of prejudice. Any GLBT person who wants to risk his or her life to serve a country that doesn’t give him or her full civil rights is to be admired. We are thankful for all soldiers, including gay and lesbian soldiers who should and, we hope, will be allowed to serve with honor and without secrets.

Banks wielding too much power over economy MCT

Gambling is best left to office pools and casinos. Banks shouldn’t be playing roulette. Yet that’s what many of the nation’s biggest banks did in the runup to the near collapse of the financial system in September 2008. They invested in exotic assets that even their top managers couldn’t explain. Tough, new regulation, including a breakup of the biggest banks, is needed to protect taxpayers and the economy from another shock. “Too big to fail” must be put to rest. Plain vanilla banking — checking and savings accounts, credit cards, consumer loans and the like — is one thing. Casino banking is another. Investing in risky, unproven ventures should not enjoy the implicit guarantee of a government bailout if things go bad. Failure should be an option. The government’s $700 billion bank bailout saved the financial system at a precarious moment. But unless there are new limits on both the activities and market share of

certain colossal institutions — the Morgan Stanleys, Bank of Americas and JPMorgans — the lessons of this dark period will not be learned. The Volcker Rule, named for former Federal Reserve Chairman and now presidential adviser Paul Volcker, would ban megabanks from investing in or sponsoring a hedge fund or a private equity fund or from operating proprietary trading in their own accounts. President Barack Obama also wants limits on the excessive growth of market share of liabilities, stricter capital and liquidity requirements and a process for liquidating an institution deemed critical to the overall system. Bank executives will resist cleaving off some of their parts. But it must be done. The big investment houses should be allowed to innovate, but they should no longer expect a taxpayer bailout if their high-risk trading schemes go south. “Too big to fail” encourages fecklessness. We agree with the recent observations of two independent voices, Thomas Hoenig, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City,

The government’s $700 billion bank bailout saved the financial system at a precarious moment. But unless there are new limits ... the lessons of this dark period will not be learned. and Simon Johnson, a prominent economist at MIT. “Beginning to break them, to dismember them, is a fair thing to consider,” Hoenig told a meeting of economists recently. And Johnson insists that Congress must seize the moment before the opportunity for reform is lost. The next crisis, he warns, will chew up an even larger share of the economy — a price we may not be able to afford. “Don’t base your financial system on unconditional risk,” he told National Public Radio last month. “Fix it now. Don’t wait.” The best fix is making clear to the gamblers that their bets will no longer be covered by the American taxpayer. Break up the banks.

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Cyberstalking Awareness Month ends, leaving valuable information By marissa young Staff Writer

“Facebook creeping� is just a typical activity among close friends with whom you joke about it. But cyberstalking is a crime. So while you and your friends are having a hearty laugh, you could actually be breaking the law. Cyberstalking by definition is threatening behavior or unwanted advances directed at another using the Internet and other forms of online and computer communications, according to the National Center for Victims of Crime’s Web site. According to IUP Campus MCT Police, stalking and harassment somewhat go hand-in-hand. Do people know what you’re really trying to say? Little things said on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc. can all be taken offensively if they are misconstrued. Some reasons that provoke cyberstalking are: revenge, hate, anger, jealously, obsession and mental illness, according to informationweek. com. Sometimes a simple look at another person’s profile can be as innocent as it seems. However, when

it becomes a daily/hourly “glance,� that’s when the cyberstalking starts. “I didn’t think it was so serious and people would go to extreme lengths to watch someone,� said Gabi Strong (freshman, accounting). “Facebook and MySpace are like addictions. People post statuses and pictures [provocative and some inappropriate], and I don’t think those people realize how available they make themselves. �The effects that can happen to victims of cyberstalking are: changes in sleeping/eating patterns, nightmares, hyper vigilance, anxiety, helplessness, fear for safety and shock/ disbelief, according to the National Center for Victims of Crime. How can students prevent themselves from being cyberstalked? According to IUP Campus Police you can watch what goes onto sites. If you have your address, where you go to school and a nice picture of yourself it is possible that you can become a victim of the “Facebook creeping� people so casually joke about. Also, if you feel as though you are being cyberstalked or threatened through some kind of Internet communication, you should contact the police immediately.

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Pipes, drums and dancers collide when Irish Guard performs at IUP By sean carey Staff Wrier

IUP audiences were given a taste of foreign culture and heritage Tuesday with a grand performance by The Band of the Irish Guards and the Pipes, Drums and Highland Dancers of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion – The Royal Regiment of Scotland. These men and women represented more than just military in their ornate and decorated ceremonial uniforms. Red coats, kilts, daggers and swords were all part of the visual display, which included several numbers ranging in style, including marching tunes, hymns, traditional music from the United Kingdom and military anthems. Neil Sloan, drum major from The Royal Regiment of Scotland, said that the show presents “the cultural side of things,” but “the performers are soldiers first.” The show presents “a wee bit of history,” he added, with an “overview or picture type to explain why we’re playing this type of music.” The bands opened with a fanfare, greeting their American audience with “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes,” performed with the post horns, which remsemble long trumpets, adorned with small flags. The audience was captivated by the presentation of the culture brought out in the music. Stewart Mackay of The Royal Regiment of Scotland suggested that the presentation could be beneficial to students and give them “a[nother] way to look at life.” The IUP Honor Guard joined the bands for a piece by John Phillip Sousa, titled “Hands Across the Sea,” chosen to reflect the countries’ mutual respect with ours. This piece

Courtesy of OnStage/Columbia Artist Management Inc. IUP students and community members came out to experience the performance of The Band of the Irish Guards on Tuesday, along with the Pipes, Drums and Highland Dancers of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

was followed by national anthems including “God Save the Queen” and “The Star Spangled Banner.” The bands performed beautifully, honoring the audience with a song that is embedded deep in our culture. The next several selections were performed by the Pipes, Drums and Dancers of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. They performed traditional tunes before splitting into smaller groups. The Valleys Band performed Welsh pieces, and The Glens Band performed a few more traditional pieces which included “Crossing the Minch” and “The Marquis of Huntly’s Highland Fling.” The finale of the first part of the show ended in a wonderful pastiche, which included “The Irish Washerwoman” and “Skye Boat Song.” For “The Irish Washerwoman,” the violinist and the flautist both strolled slowly down through the aisles approaching the stage, performing rather like “dueling banjos,” to be joined by the band on stage. The audience began clapping the beats when the pipes joined in, and gave a wholesome cheer for the musicians at the end of the set. The bands performed music from the castles and the “changing of the guard.” “The best part is the crowd

reaction,” said Greg Paulett of the Irish Guards. “The hardest part is the travel.” During the intermission, members of the Guard and Highlanders were on the floor and in the foyer meeting patrons and selling recordings. They were quite friendly and answered as many questions as they could before they had to return to the stage. The bands presented more tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, including Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance Military March No. 1” and “The Minstrel Boy.” A small ensemble played a medley of traditional tunes in a segment of the show titled “To Cork and Back.” This ensemble consisted of a viola, violin, flute, bassoon, bodhran and Irish whistle, and was joined later by the bands. Following the traditional tunes, the bands honored its American audience again by performing a medley of armed forces anthems, while the audience applauded. For the finale, the bands performed an interesting arrangement of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy,” which the narrator stated “has become widely accepted as a worldwide anthem of hope.” “I’m diggin’ it,” said Andy Williams (sophomore, music education). “It’s cool to see different cultural music.”

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When classes get tough, the tough find a tutor, and campus has no shortage of places to look. The Department of Developmental Studies offers a number of different opportunities for learning support. The Supplemental Instruction program offers extra instruction and review from a peer leader for many biology, chemistry and nursing classes. Walk-in tutoring is also available. Like the Supplemental Instruction periods, walk-in tutoring takes place in Pratt Hall throughout the late afternoon and evening hours, Monday through Thursday. Help is offered for basic biology, economics, philosophy, social sciences and Spanish courses. The Department of Developmental Studies also offers math tutoring in Pratt Hall and the Northern Suites for several different math courses. Hours and room numbers can be found on the Department of Developmental Studies’ Web site, iup. edu/devstudies. For more math tutoring opportu-

nities, students can visit the math department. Tutoring sessions for Math 100, 105 and 110 take place in Stright Hall on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. For Math 151 and 152, as well as for other math courses, tutoring is offered from Monday through Thursday. The math department recommends that students who are looking for extra help for Math 101 see their professors; there is no official Math 101 tutoring offered. The Writing Center is a good choice for students looking to polish papers, build skills and get creative. Its hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m on Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. Undergraduate and graduate students are there to provide peer help on writing skills from the technical to the creative. One-on-one tutoring and group workshops are both offered, as is a program for ESL writers. More information about the Writing Center can be found on its Web site, All of these tutoring resources are free and require no appointment; students need only show up during the open hours with questions and a desire to learn. • Friday, February 5, 2010 • Page 11

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3-D helps brighten picture for once-troubled Imax By RICHARD VERRIER Los Angeles Times MCT

When director James Cameron wanted to give fans a glimpse of his 3-D epic “Avatar” last summer, he opted to show the first 15 minutes of the sci-fi film in big-screen Imax theaters in the U.S. and Canada. “We thought it was the perfect way to introduce the movie to the public,” said “Avatar” producer Jon Landau, chief operating officer of Cameron’s production company, Lightstorm Entertainment. “We wanted ‘Avatar’ to be an immersive experience, and really, there’s nothing more immersive than the Imax screen.” The thumbs-up from Hollywood’s self-proclaimed “king of the world” would prove to be a boon to the Canadian company Imax Corp., which so far has reaped more than $150 million in ticket sales from “Avatar,” the highest-grossing movie in history. Thanks to a financial restructuring, a shift in business strategy and an aggressive push to latch onto the 3-D bandwagon, Imax is expected to post its first annual profit in four years after recording a $33 million loss in 2008. Once known as a showcase for earnest nature documentaries like

“Everest” and “The Living Sea” that are shown in museums, Imax has become an increasingly prominent player among mainstream theater operators, doubling in size over the last two years to 430 locations in 44 countries. Now the company, which has about 80 employees in Santa Monica, Calif., plans to invest up to $25 million in opening 65 additional theaters this year “Imax was a place where I’d take my kids on Sunday if I wanted to see a movie about whales or the Antarctic,” said Brad Grey, chairman of Paramount Pictures, which generated 5 percent of its ticket sales for last summer’s “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” from Imax, even though it accounted for less than 2 percent of all screens. “It has become an almost essential part of releasing a blockbuster.” Imax faces competition not only from the leading 3-D supplier RealD but also from one of the nation’s largest theater circuits, Cinemark, which has introduced its own large-screen digital projection system, sparking an ongoing court battle between the exhibitors. And some film fans have complained about Imax’s push toward smaller screens. “I think consumers might start

to see there are other 3-D options out there, that they can watch a 3-D movie for a cheaper price on a screen that is about the same as an Imax screen,” said Eric Wold, a media analyst at investment firm Merriman Curhan Ford who has a “sell” rating on the stock. Imax executives say they aren’t fazed by new competitors. “As ‘Avatar’ has shown, we are the venue of choice,” said Greg Foster, Imax’s president of filmed entertainment. The large-screen format holds special appeal for filmmakers of action-packed movies, where bigger often means better. “There’s an event quality to going to an Imax film,” said actor and director Jon Favreau, whose upcoming movie “Iron Man 2” — also a Paramount film — will have an Imax release. “It creates a more intense experience for the audience.” And Wall Street appears to be signing on to the story: Imax’s stock price has jumped more than 150 percent in the last year. “The company is growing, profitable and positioned to leverage the rising popularity of 3-D and digital cinema in 2010 and beyond,” Steven Frankel, a media industry analyst with Brigantine Advisors, wrote in a recent report.

Make your own laundry detergent By LONDON NELSON Star Tribune MCT

I am the first to admit that I’m not always the greenest gal around. I have good intentions, but I’m kind of lazy. I’m likely to throw out the moldy sour cream rather than wash and recycle the container. I know, I know, I’m trying to do better. About six months ago I was trolling the Facebook page of one of my more crunchy-granola friends. Robin was talking about her homemade laundry detergent and how it cleaned just as well as the storebought stuff and was way less expensive. I didn’t even know such a thing existed. I consider myself something of a pioneer woman (I use a spinning wheel and make my own root beer!), so I thought I’d give it a try. Most of the recipes were laborious, involving grating and cooking soap and other ingredients until it becomes a gloppy, icky-looking concoction. I wasn’t that interested until I found a simple formula for powdered detergent that I could make in a snap. The three ingredients cost about $7 and make enough for several batches. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup powdered Borax (I knew the

stuff from my cloth-diaper washing days.) 1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda (not the same as baking soda. I find it at Cub Foods.) Regular-size bar of soap with no added moisturizer (I prefer Fels-Naptha Soap,, because it’S made specifically for laundry, but I have used Dr. Bronner’s,, too.) DIRECTIONS: Dump the two powders in a bowl. Grate the soap by running it through the shredder of your food processor. (I have an old machine I use for this. But I think you could use your everyday one if you wash it well. After all, it’s just soap.) Pour the soap shavings MCT into the bowl. Change the processer from the shredding disc to the cutting blade. Pour everything back into the processor and buzz it until all the soap pieces are ground up fine. I store my laundry detergent in an old yogurt container and use 2 tablespoons per load. The clothes come out nice and clean, smell fresh and I’m saving buckets of money. For my family of three, I make a batch of detergent about every three or four weeks. I have a conventional top-loading machine but a friend with a high-efficiency machine says it works great for her.

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Olympians ready to kick off games in sporty style By Joseph v. amodio Newsday MCT

When the Olympics kick off in Vancouver next week, you’ll see not only the world’s greatest athletes but also the world’s healthiest fashion models. The Opening Ceremony won’t feature just a patriotic parade but the longest, most-watched runway show ever. MCT That’s because the Olympics is increasingly becoming a venue for fashion brands to strut their stuff. Nike offers Medal Stand outfits to be worn by U.S. athletes receiving their gold, silver or bronze. Oakley has worked with athletes to create apparel and goggles. Then there’s Polo Ralph Lauren, which dressed U.S. athletes for the 2008 Beijing games and continues as official outfitter of the U.S. Olympic

and Paralympic teams this year, on through London’s games in 2012. Polo’s Vancouver collection, which includes looks for the opening and closing ceremonies, plus jaunts in the Olympic Village was inspired by the 1932 Olympic Games in Lake Placid. The closing ceremony outfits, for instance, include shawl-collar sweaters with antique buttons and newsboy caps. “We took a lot of inspiration from the 1930s Games, reaching into the heyday of the Olympics and bringing to it a more modern sensibility,” said David Lauren, the company’s senior vice president of advertising, marketing and communications. Making athletes look good is swell. Making them look like athletes? Even better. So rest assured — much of what you’ll see on our skiers, skaters, bobsledders and more is available at a mall near you.





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Keep an open mind while shopping By Georgea Kovanis Detroit Free Press MCT

Perusing the sale racks at Nordstrom the other day, I discovered an orange, gold and coral print skirt that looked like it was made of upholstery fabric. Someone more flamboyant than me, someone whose wardrobe of blacks and grays couldn’t be confused with that of Morticia Addams. But suddenly the price, which had shrunk to $38.90 from $78, made the orange upholstery skirt much more interesting. In some ways, I felt like one of those women you read about in Glamour magazine or see on a Lifetime movie. A woman who found her co-worker or neighbor or classmate or friend’s friend completely inappropriate until something — too much wine, a heart broken by someone seemingly more suitable, a life-and-death situation — makes her give him a closer look and realizes that she loves him and that he’s been right under her nose the

whole time. They end up spending many happy years together. Which is exactly the future I want for my skirt and me. TOO GOOD TO PASS UP Fabulous sale shopper Brittany Merritt, 26, knows the feeling. Whereas I took a chance on a short orange skirt, six years ago Merritt, who works in youth marketing for the American Heart Association, took a chance on a white evening gown with a black swirl pattern. She found it at a Lord & Taylor, and while she knew she had no place to wear it, she was intrigued. “I love the design,” she said. “It’s a trendy dress. You don’t see it a lot. It’s very chic, form-fitting and young and hip.” At full price, she never would’ve taken the leap. But marked down to a ridiculously low price she no longer remembers? “My mom always taught us that if you see something on sale, especially if it’s a $400 dress and you can get it for $100 or less, you may as well buy it. There will be an opportunity to wear it.” Earlier this month, she took

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it out of her closet and wore it, for the first time, to the North American International Auto Show’s black-tie charity gala in downtown Detroit. As she walked through the showroom with her date, 27-year-old Brandon Baugh, Merritt looked fabulous. She felt fabulous, too. Having the smarts and courage to take a chance on something turned out to be a very good thing. “That dress made me feel great,” she said. WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES The true value of end-of-theseason clearance sales in full swing right now is not so much that I find stuff for cheap. (Unless it’s an emergency or a gift for someone else, I seldom pay full price for anything except bras and that’s a whole other column.) The deeper-than-usual discounts make me open my eyes to things— colors, fabrics, styles, brands — I might not otherwise see. And while none of this may be life-changing, it is certainly wardrobe-changing in that fresh breeze kind of way.

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Showtime at Memorial Field House Crimson Hawks slam Edinboro, 81-55 Wednesday night By vince DeANGELO Staff Writer

The IUP men’s basketball team was dominant on all fronts Wednesday night when it defeated Edinboro 81-55 in a loud Memorial Field House, one that Head Coach Joe Lombardi was particularly proud of. “It was the most energy and noise that I’ve heard since I’ve been here,” Lombardi said. “It really felt like a college basketball atmosphere. I appreciate all the kids that did that for us. There are not too many people that we have not reached out to, and I hope everyone who comes to our games enjoys themselves.” The Crimson Hawks (18-1, 7-0), ranked No. 1 in the Division II Atlantic Region and No. 6 in the country by the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II Poll, remain undefeated in the PSAC West. Edinboro (8-12, 2-5) is tied with Slippery Rock and Lock Haven in conference play at second to last in the conference, only above Cal U. The Crimson Hawks agreed that the first half they put together against the Fighting Scots was the best

basketball they has played all season. “We usually consider ourselves a second-half team, but we came out tonight and played hard and aggressive,” forward Akida McLain said. “It was one of those atmospheres where the crowd was into it. We need that outcome every night.” Thomas Young attributed the hot start along with Julian Sanders’ shooting. Sanders hit three 3-pointers in the game, each of them in the first half. “We came out on fire tonight,” Young said. “One of the keys to our success is [Sanders]. If he is hitting shots, he really opens up the defense.” IUP had a total of 26 assists on 32 baskets made, and the Crimson Hawks shot 46 percent from the floor. IUP also out-rebounded Edinboro 41-33 and only allowed the Fighting Scots to shoot just 33 percent from the field in the first half. Some plays IUP set up, however, went much deeper than box score could show. On three occasions, Darryl Webb, five-time winner of the PSAC Player of the Week Award, dunked on a Fighting Scot, one of which was assisted by Kevin Stewart, and each

sent the crowd into an uproar. “If [Webb] says ‘showtime,’ I throw it off the backboard,” Stewart said. “That really gets us going, offensively and defensively. It gives us energy, and that’s what we like to bring to the team.” Webb led the Crimson Hawks with 20 points and five boards. McLain followed with 18 points and nine rebounds, Thomas Young had 17 points, six rebounds and five assists. Stewart had eight assists and Ashton Smith had five assists and three steals. With his team playing an almost flawless game, Lombardi was pleased the most with Willi Estrella’s efforts, who recorded six points and seven rebounds Wednesday night. “I was most impressed with Willi Estrella tonight,” Lombardi said. “He had knee surgery a couple weeks ago and has come back better than ever.” Leading scorers for Edinboro were Justin Moore with 12 points and seven rebounds and Chris Klimchock with 10 points, two boards and two assists. IUP set a tone in the first half that the Fighting Scots could not keep pace with, and with less than eight minutes to go, the Crimson Hawks ended the half on a 21-4 run. IUP took a 46-20

Dave Biblis/The Penn Forward Akida McLain (right) scored 18 points during IUP’s decisive win over Edinboro Wednesday night.

lead into the break. In the second half, IUP did not let up, and with a few minutes remaining in regulation, the IUP bench controlled the floor, picking up the pace right where the starters had left it. The Crimson Hawks will have their first in-conference rematch away at Clarion Saturday at 8 p.m. Clarion (14-6, 6-1), coming off an 84-81 overtime victory over Lock Haven, has only lost to the Crimson Hawks in the division, and will be looking to settle

the score on its home court. Leading scorers for the Golden Eagles are Jamar Harrison, averaging 15 points per game and five rebounds per game, Lloyd Harrison (15 ppg, five rpg) and Shameel Carty (14 ppg, eight rpg). “Clarion is playing excellent,” Lombardi said. “They mix up their defense a lot and are good at taking opposing teams out of rhythm. It looks like it is set up to be our biggest challenge of the season this Saturday.”

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Crimson Hawks take down Edinboro, 58-52 By vaughn johnson Sports Editor

One word that described IUP’s 58-52 win over Edinboro Wednesday night: bizarre. It was bizarre because the teams’ two top scorers (Lacy Claar for IUP and Samantha Reimer for Edinboro) combined to score only 12 points and shot a combined two for 22 from the field. Reimer, Edinboro’s second-most prolific scorer in school history, scored only five, all of which came from the free-throw line. “To hold Sam Reimer to 0 for 12 and she’s averaging 19 points a game. To hold her to five points […] I thought was phenomenal,” Head Coach Jeff Dow said. It was bizarre because despite the fact that Edinboro had a historically bad shooting night, hitting only 16 percent of its shots in the first and 21.5 percent for the game, it only lost

by single digits. It was also bizarre because of Edinboro’s phantom buzzer-beater at the end of the second half, which was obvious to a number of people in Memorial Field House, shouldn’t have counted — everyone, but the referees, however, and allowed the bucket and Edinboro cut the deficit to five at 25-20. Even with television cameras present, along with a monitor on the sideline with the capability of instant replay, the officials did not take a second look and simply jogged off the court despite Dow’s constant pleading that they do so. According to the NCAA Basketball 2010 Men’s and Women’s Case Book, on Page 16 Rule 2-13.1, if a camera and all the necessary equipment were on an official courtside table located within 12 feet of the court, the camera/monitor can be consulted by an official. Despite the controversy at half-

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time, the Crimson Hawks picked up a much-needed victory. “When it’s that close, you just let it up to the refs to make a decision,” Claar said after the game. “It’s going to go one way or the other. You don’t always agree with their calls, but you can’t just complain. We bounced back from it and we came back and we won.” Another unexpected occurrence was true freshman Sarah Pastrorek following her double double against Slippery Rock with nearly another. Pastorek scored 22 points and was one rebound short of posting her second career double double. “Sarah [Pastorek] does her thing. She’s solid, nothing flashy, but she’s physical and she really does a nice job of finishing off of contact and there was a lot of contact,” Dow said. “I mean, she’s making shots around the rim and I thought came up with some really big defensive rebounds.” Pastorek came into the program

Dave Biblis/The Penn Guard Lacy Claar (left) struggled from the field, but helped forward Sarah Pastorek (right) to a 22-point game.

anticipating to be a hybrid between a small forward and an athletic power forward if necessary. But with the roster changes that have taken place, she has been thrusted into the role of a back-tothe-basket post player — a role she was foreign to, but has seemed to have seamlessly adjusted to. “It was a little different learning the plays from a different position,” Pastorek said. A player who actually obtained a double double was guard Erin Withers, who scored 11 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. The last player in double figures for IUP was freshman forward Brianna Johnson, who scored 10. The production from the post

players was crucial against Edinboro because the backcourt, outside of Withers, struggled to score, combining for only 11 points. As for IUP’s turnover situation, it continues to grow. IUP lost the ball more than 20 times for the fifth game in a row — bringing that total to 108. Surprisingly, IUP has had a winning record during that span at 3-2. The win brings IUP to 12-7 and at 5-2 in the PSAC West, and the Crimson Hawks have gained some breathing room and now are the sole possessor of the third spot in the division. IUP begins the second portion of the PSAC schedule at 6 p.m. Saturday at Clarion (11-9, 2-5). IUP defeated Clarion earlier in the season, 72-65.

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No matter the winner, Sunday will be historic Super Bowl XLIV this Sunday with multiple championships. will showcase two of the best As for the Saints, they come storylines we as fans could in here with a different tradition have asked for. than Manning and We have an the Colts. The Saints all-time great quarused to be a terrible terback in Peyton football team, but Manning trying to four years ago, all win another Super that changed when Bowl, and we have they brought in a free a team in the Saints agent quarterback that traditionally has and new Head Coach been a laughSean Payton. ing stock of the By anthony scherer Four years Sports Columnist league going for ago, when Drew their first Super Brees became Bowl. a free agent he Manning is already a top had his choice of teams to go 10 all-time great quarterback, to. When he finally decided on but for him to be in the same the Saints, the experts were category as Joe Montana, Terry surprised. Bradshaw and Tom Brady, he Brees said he thought that needs to win another Super this team was Bowl. on its way up I don’t discredit anything and wanted to that Manning has done, I just be there when it think that for a player to be happened. mentioned as a top five allPayton was time, he needs to win more a quarterbacks coach for the than one championship. Cowboys before he became the I believe Manning will go head coach of the Saints. into the Pro Football Hall of He had this idea that he Fame after he retires, but his would build his team around legacy will be determined this offense and try to outscore Sunday. He will either be a teams, and to everybody’s surquarterback who wins a lot of prise he was able to make it all games but doesn’t win when the way to the NFC championit matters the most, or he ship game in his first year. will become an all-time great In his first year, he drafted

talented running back Reggie Bush from USC and transformed a 3-13 team into a 10-6 team that lost to the Chicago Bears in the playoffs. After Hurricane Katrina, it would have been hard for any team to come back and try to play, but the Saints did and won. It was the first time in franchise history that they went to the NFC Championship Game. Even though it was four years ago, a lot of the fans down there remember what that team did for them to boost their morale. If now the Saints could somehow win the Super Bowl, the city of New Orleans would finally feel like they belong in the NFL. Either way, this Sunday history will be made and it is my hope that the Saints win because there would be nothing better than to see a team who never has won it to finally go out there and do it. For my prediction on the game, I think it will be a shootout and the Saints will win in dramatic fashion with a last second field goal. The score will be Saints, 38 Colts, 35.

Pirates going younger, staying that younger For the past three years, the ing the 2009 season with a Pittsburgh Pirates have been batting average of .290. notorious for finishing in last Iwamura played an important place in the National League role in the 2008 World Series Central. where the Rays This year, catchplayed against the er Ryan Doumit Phillies. claims, will be Dotel, meanwhile, significantly bethas spent the last ter than previous two seasons with the years. The Pirates, White Sox as well as for the most part, a brief stint with the have focused their Yankees in 2006. attention on their While Dotel By kristen gilmartin younger players. hasn’t acted as Sports Columnist However, during a closing pitcher the off-season, since 2007, it’s the team has added two expe- likely that the Pirates will place rienced players to their roster: him in that position. second baseman Aki Iwamura Donnelly also is bound to and relievers Octavio Dotel and greatly assist in the Pirates’ Brendan Donnelly. improvement. According to, With a career ERA of .228, Iwamura was traded to he spent three seasons with the Pirates from the Rays the Angels, including their vicduring the winter, after finish- torious 2002 season when they

won the World Series. The addition of new players will join two players whom were among last years’ top rookies: outfielders Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones. The Pirates organization has placed the future of their team to a group of young players, including the aforementioned outfielders. While the young players are maturing and developing their talents, they’re delivering hope to the hearts of Pittsburgh fans that better days are on theway. General Manager Neal Huntington claims that the “mass exodus of players” has finally come to an end. A stronger lineup has been secured and the team expects to recover from a string of losing seasons and prove that they can, and will, be a better team.

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