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• Borough police reported that at 11:38 p.m. Wednesday, Bonnie T. Roldan, Philadelphia, was cited for underage drinking, carrying a false I.D. and misrepresentation of age to secure alcohol after she attempted to enter Wolfendale’s Bar on 560 Philadelphia St. by using a PA driver’s license belonging to another person. • Campus police reported that at 2:25 a.m. Saturday, Derek M. Keller, 19, Delmont, was charged with public drunkenness and underage drinking after he was observed standing in the middle of Oakland Avenue yelling at an individual on a porch of a nearby house. He was placed in Indiana County Jail on a public detainer. • Campus police reported that at 12:35 a.m. Sunday, Kaitlyn E. Squires, 18, Allentown, was arrested and cited for public drunkenness and underage drinking after she was observed stumbling on the sidewalk in the HUB lot. She was later released to a sober adult. • Campus police reported that at 7:13 a.m. Saturday, Colin R. Flannery, 20, South Park, was charged with underage drinking, public drunkenness, and defiant trespass after he was discovered in Elkin Hall in an intoxicated state. • Borough police reported that at 4:53 a.m. Friday, Travis M. Brocious, 19, Worthington, was cited for underage drinking and the borough code for noise after police arrived at 707 Philadelphia St. for a noise complaint. After police entered the residence, Brocious was found to have consumed alcohol and was under the age of 21. • Borough police reported that at 2:36 a.m. Friday, Jeffery Ford, Bellfonte, was charged with pursuit with DUI and several other traffic violations and was also charged by state police after borough police attempted to stop his motorcycle on the 100 block of Philadelphia Street for speeding. Ford then fled from police through White Township and Clymer. The pursuit ended in the Hillside area when State police captured Ford.
• Borough police reported sometime between 2:30 a.m. and 3 a.m. Thursday, a male was assaulted by three other males on the 700 South Street, causing him to seek treatment at Indiana Regional Hospital Center. Anyone with information is asked to contact the borough police at 724-349-2121.
• Borough police reported that sometime between 4:30 p.m. Friday, and 7:30 a.m. Monday, someone damaged a white vinyl fence at the front entrance of the building on 1055 Oak St., Aging Services. Anyone with information is asked to contact borough police. • Borough police reported that sometime between Aug. 27, and Aug. 28, someone keyed three vehicles at Colonial Motor Mart, 349 N. Fourth St. causing approximately $4,000 damage. Anyone with information is asked to contact borough police. • Borough police reported that sometime between 9 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday, someone knocked over a red Honda motorcycle parked in the driveway along the 500 block of School Street, causing damage. Anyone with information is asked to contact borough police.
• Borough police reported that at 3:08 a.m. Sunday, Jon M. Hawk, Vandergrift, and Nathaniel Riness, Huntington, were cited for disorderly conduct and released at the scene after police were called to the 200 block of S. Seventh St. for a report of a fight occurring. • Borough police reported that at 2:32 a.m. Sunday, Kesia L. Trice, 24, Huntington, was cited for disorderly conduct after she shouted obscenities toward police and caused a disturbance while officers were trying to conduct an investigation of a fight that occurred. • Borough police reported that at 2:22 a.m. Sunday, Matthew A. Thaemert, Freeport, was cited for disorderly conduct and released from the scene after he was observed pouring beer out of a window and yelling at people at 720 Philadelphia St.
– Compiled from staff reports
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IUP due to break enrollment record By Sean Bracken Senior Staff Writer S.M.Bracken@iup.edu
IUP’s enrollment is predicted to be high once again for the fall and spring semester, according to Jim Begany, IUP associate vice president for enrollment management. Begany said he expects enrollment to be close to 15,000 students, which would break the IUP enrollment record for a second consecutive year, after breaking the record last year by enrolling 14,638 students. “We received a record number of applicants for our fall 2010 freshman class at the Indiana campus, and new admitted students at the Indiana campus have SAT scores more than 20 points higher than admitted students for the 2007-2008 academic year,” Begany said in an August 27 IUP news release. He said Wednesday that the cause of the increased enrollment is because the upperclassmen sizes are larger. “[The fall class of 2008] enrolled a large freshman class and we have been able to keep the freshman class size the same,” Begany said. He said he expects the enrollment to begin to level out after next year’s freshman class is enrolled because the large freshman class of 2008 will be graduating. Begany also said retention was at 75 percent for second-year students in 2009 and said he is expecting higher numbers for 2010. He said the final results will not be ready until the middle of September after the freeze period ends, which refers to small groups of students that enroll later, such as the international students. The estimation of international students is expected to be around 50 to 60. “The future goal is to keep the freshman class the same size,” Begany said. But according to Begany, the steady freshman trend outlooks will not keep future IUP
students from applying. “We think will have about 13,000 applications this year, which will be a record,” Begany said. Last year applicants numbered around 12,726, which was 800 more than 2009, according to the news release. Campus visitation by prospective students also hit a record. Despite the record-breaking enrollment, Begany said the resi-
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Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex nears finish By Sean Bracken Senior Staff Writer S.M.Bracken@iup.edu
March is the target date for the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex’s grand opening. The complex promises to provide a larger basketball arena and many other features, according to an IUP administration official. Samuel Phillips, Interim Assistant Vice President for Administration, said the 33-acre piece of land purchased from the Kovalchick Salvage Company will provide arena space for sporting events including men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball. Construction is scheduled to finish in December. Total development will cost $79 million, said Phillips. He said other events, including car shows, concerts, family shows and conferences could be held at the complex in the future. The building will be located along Wayne Avenue, adjacent to a hotel, still in the planning process. Pratt Drive will go by the building. “It will create a gateway into the university,” Phillips said.
Brock Fleeger/The Penn Construction on the KCAC is due to be completed in December; the grand opening of the complex will take place in March.
He said the biggest room of the complex will be the arena, which will be about 25,000 square feet and will hold around 4,000 theater style seats. He said the arena will prove to be good for different events. “Every seat has a great view,” Phillips said. Phillips said the arena will have five suites, including one for the president and four others that will be leased to local companies and users. He said the arena will also include a stage for concerts, a large scoreboard and data and power boxes, which will give people the ability to hook up on the floor. The arena will include a food court
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with seven concession stands, Phillips said. The food court will have the capability for students to use their I-Cards at events. Phillips said most of the concerts will be younger acts, including some country performers. “We have a good niche for concerts,” he said. Phillips said the arena is named the Ed Fry Arena. Chad Hurley, IUP alumnus and co-founder of YouTube, made a $1 million donation to the arena. Michelle Fryling, IUP’s media relations director, said Hurley made the donation in honor of Fry, a member of the IUP’s music department, because Fry recruited Hurley to attend IUP and to participate in the track
and field program. Edward Bratton, owner of Indiana’s Giant Eagle, donated $1 million to the KCAC project, according to Fryling. The Edward K. and Joanne R. Bratton Athletic Suite is named in honor of him. “The athletic suite includes offices for IUP Athletic Administration, Head and Assistant Coaches Offices for IUP Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball and Women’s Volleyball,” he said. The KCAC will also include IUP’s athletic administration offices, which he said would provide a “recruiting advantage” for future athletes. Phillips said training, weight and locker rooms will also be included for the athletes. He said the KCAC will also include lecture, conference and executive boardrooms with a main lobby, including an entrance for both students and borough residents. According to Fryling, the 650-seat Toretti Auditorium is named in honor of Christine Toretti, an Indiana native who is currently a member of the Board of Governors. “[The Toretti Auditorium] is constructed to be a lecture hall and will be used for conferences and lectures,” he said.
Phillips said there will be several other rooms, including a corporate training and executive conference center, an executive boardroom and an e-conference room. He said the building will be air conditioned with “great ventilation.” It will include wireless and wired Internet for a majority of the conference rooms. Eco friendliness was also factored in. “The KCAC will be designed to be green,” he said. Phillips also said there will be a room to allow teleconferences. The executive boardroom will have full audiovisual technology and a built-in flat screen, which he said will provide a “unique competitive advantage.” “It will be a huge plus to have this technology,” Phillips said. He predicts that the KCAC will generate more traffic along Wayne Avenue, attracting more people and places around the complex. “Facility management has projected that the Kovalchick complex will generate direct employment for a staff of between 70 and 75 full and part time positions,” Phillips said. “It will generate so much for the university and area.”
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Physics student’s prefix idea is “hella” good By Carlos Alcala McClatchy Newspapers MCT
Forget 15 minutes of fame. Austin Sendek is getting hella minutes. The University of California-Davis physics undergraduate has reaped international attention since March, when The Bee wrote about his campaign to establish a new, scientifically accepted prefix, “hella,” to be used in front of units of weight, distance or just about anything. It would be used much the same as kilo, mega and giga. However, instead of designating, respectively, a thousand, million or billion, hella would mean 10 to the 27th power, or 1 followed by 27 zeroes. The international committee that
decides such matters is expected to hear the idea at its September meeting in Paris. Chances of approval are considered to be hella slim. Undaunted, Sendek has continued his campaign, buoyed by the attention it has garnered. Measures of interest include: News stories in papers in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as websites around the world, radio interviews with broadcasters from Canada to Australia and his Facebook petition now has about 63,000 fans. Wikipedia includes the proposal in its discussion of units of measurement, while Google includes it in its online calculator. Perhaps the most gratifying experience occurred when he returned home to Yreka, Calif., for summer
break and went to visit a former teacher. He was on the playground when a kid did a double take and asked, “Are you the hella guy?” It turned out the teacher had shown a TV clip of Sendek’s proposal. He was quickly surrounded by fifth-graders seeking autographs and saying “hella” repeatedly. Which is quite a change from when Sendek was that age and wasn’t supposed to use the word. “I always thought of it as a borderline bad word,” he said. The word is a mostly Northern California slang usage, according to a San Francisco linguist, Rachelle Waksler. Grammatically, it’s an intensifier, roughly equivalent to “really” or “a lot of.” But Sendek wants it to be precisely equivalent to 10^27. The universe, he said, is 1.4 hellameters across. The sun’s power is 0.3 hellawatts.
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Sendek’s most recent effort was an e-mail Wednesday to professor Ian Mills, an English physicist who chairs the international Consultative Committee on Units — the group with the last say on measurement lingo. He asked if he could present the hella proposal to the committee in person. “I believe a personal proposition would be a fitting way to top off this whimsical international discussion, even if the committee has no intentions of actually implementing the prefix,” he wrote. Mills responded Thursday, but in the negative. “I am afraid it is not practical,” wrote Mills, who earlier agreed to share the idea with his committee. “I will let you know how your proposal is received.” At the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Maryland, work is more likely to refer to quantities at the opposite end of the scale, said spokesman Ben Stein,
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who first forwarded Sendek’s idea to Mills in February. They have spoken of research involving yocto newton forces, atto second laser pulses and chemical quantities measured in zepto moles, Stein said. Sendek, though he continues to hope for hella acceptance, is opting not to fly to Paris in the hopes of catching the committee’s ear. The CCU may not be the last word, though, said David Bacon, a University of Washington computer science/physics research professor. Bacon has blogged in support of hella and claims it isn’t just because he, too, hails from Yreka. “It’s just a cute idea,” he said. And, the United States could adopt it irrespective of the international measurement authorities, he said. “We don’t use the metric system, right?”
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“You and I both have something in common. You and I both made wise choices in coming to IUP.” — Dr. David Werner, Interim President
Werner, Jenkins fire up students at Freshman Convocation By Megan Guza Managing Editor M.S.Guza@iup.edu
“You and I both have something in common,” said Interim President Dr. David Werner during Freshman Convocation Sunday in Fisher Auditorium. “You and I both made wise choices in coming to IUP.” Werner greeted the class of 2014 by relating the fact that he too is starting anew at IUP. Werner told students that they will be here longer than he will, but he might come back to watch them walk across the stage in 2014. “The trip would be short. By plane or train or car, just a few hours. Your trip, however, will be much longer.” IUP Council of Trustees member Raymond Edwards (senior, international business/ economics) told students how to get an Ivy League education at IUP. “This,” he said, holding up a hefty textbook, “is the calculus book they use at Harvard. And this,” he said, holding up the same book, “is the one used here at IUP.” Edwards encouraged students to take every opportunity possible while at IUP, even if they don’t know exactly what their goals are. He spoke of his changing career goals, which included becoming a pastor, a professor and, eventually, an economist. “I know I’m not the only one in my shoes,” he said. “Choose the opportunities that align most closely
with your goals.” Dr. Melvin Jenkins, last year’s keynote speaker, returned to the stage this year. In his address, he asked students to question the difference between information and inspiration. Throughout their years here, he told students, they’re asked to gather, analyze and store information. “But really, what is the point of information?,” he asked. “I believe there is more to this life than gathering information.” “Information gets you smarter,” Jenkins said. “Inspiration changes your world.” He concluded by daring students to get inspired. Students took notice of Jenkins’s words. “It was wonderful,” said Beth Nealley (senior, nursing), a CA. “[Convocation] has definitely improved over the years.” Freshmen were also moved by the address. “Jenkins preaches hell-fire,” said Jasper Chmielewski (freshman, -political science). Jenkins’s address received such enthusiastic applause that Dr. Bennet Rafoth, 2010-11 University Professor, was prompted to invite Jenkins to be the keynote speaker at the class of 2015’s Freshman Convocation. Werner closed the event, wishing the class of 2014 success in the coming years. Following convocation, students enjoyed food and music in the Oak Grove.
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Choosing not to build the community center would be surrendering to those who are trying their hardest to institutionalize prejudice against Islam.
Misconceptions surround mosque By Kelsey Gross Contributing Writer K.L.Gross2@iup.edu
A Muslim community center set to be built two blocks from the site of Ground Zero in New York City is generating a lot of hype in the political world and in the blogosphere. One side says that the community center will be a good way to show how America has come full-circle since the 9/11 attacks. The other side sees the community center as reopening the wound that Americans were left with after the attacks. Those fronting the community center project are Daisy Khan, founder of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, and Imam Fiestal, chair of The Cordoba Initiative, a multi-faith, non-profit organization that seeks to raise awareness about the relationship between the United States and the Muslim world. The Cordoba Initiative website says that Khan and Fiestal would like the
community center to be similar to a YMCA. It explains that the building is not a mosque, though there will be space for prayer inside. Additionally, there are two mosques, which are decades old, a few blocks from where the community center is set to be. So why is this community center creating such controversy? We all know about the part of the first amendment that says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” but the arguments in favor of the center run much deeper. In light of recent headlines, it seems like the U.S. andother western countries are still recovering from fear of Islam after 9/11. Headlines in recent years featured criticism of Rima Fakih, the first Arab-American Miss America, the banning of burquas in France and the 2007 debate over an Islamic public school in New York City. I was only 10 on 9/11, but I can remember the fear of Islam that
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swept across the country. Fear of the unknown took over. This led to the judgment of Islam based on its extremists, doing a grand disservice to every other member of the religion. If Islam is to be judged by Al-Qaeda, then by analogy Christianity should be judged by the Westboro Baptist Church and all other religions by their extremists. There’s no doubt that building the community center will generate backlash, possibly resulting in danger or ridicule for those who use it, but I believe not building it will cause an equal, if not more harmful, precedent. Choosing not to build the community center would be surrendering to those who are trying their hardest to institutionalize prejudice against Islam. This matters to everyone, Muslim or not, because if the first amendment is wrongly disregarded for one group of Americans, the same can be done to anyone.
Textbook prices: Who’s to blame? By Sean Bracken Senior Staff Writer S.M.Bracken@iup.edu
Textbook buying season is about ready to wrap up, which will likely have students reflecting on how much they were robbed this year for their books. Last year, a contributing writer for The Penn wrote a column about the cost of textbooks and how the Co-Op Store charged a lot of money. While textbooks probably do cost a lot of money for most students, the Co-Op Store does need to be defended, especially after examining the facts. When examining the cost of textbooks at the Co-Op Store, compared to the price of the same book on websites like Amazon, the price is usually found to be roughly the same. For example, the 2010 Associated Press Stylebook, is $21.54 on Amazon, according to the website. But at the Co-Op Store, the book is $18.95. It’s actually $2.59 cheaper at the Co-op as opposed to Amazon. Here is another example. Say students want to buy the ninth edition of International Relations by Goldstein for World Politics. At the Co-Op Store, the price for a new copy is $118.00, but on Amazon, the same book costs $120.38, a difference of $2.38. Students can go down the line with most of their classes and find the same thing. Anyone that claims Tim Sharbaugh, the Co-Op Store’s director, is some sort of bandit, robbing money from poor college students, is, with all due respect, just being ridiculous. Students have a right to be angry that all of their savings go toward books, but that anger should be driven toward the book publishers themselves, not Sharbaugh or anyone else working for the Co-Op Store. Sharbaugh even made a move last year to cut the price of used books by 35 percent, according to an April inter-
view with The Penn. That means if a used book was priced at $100, it was reduced to $65, a savings of $35. This reduction was even after the Co-Op Store’s competitor, The College Store, closed their doors, leaving the Co-Op Store as the only place in operation. Most companies use that opportunity to hike prices, placing a burden on many students. Again, students have the right to be angry. A lot of students are hurting, and the economy does not appear to be improving anytime soon. But if students want to be angry, they should direct their anger at the book publishing companies, which have arguably gotten away with loan shark theft on students. Using the International Relations book as an example, the price of the book is roughly $120 at both Amazon and the Co-Op Store. That is just downright ridiculous for a book. The publishing company, Pearson, should be ashamed for wanting to rip off students as much as they do. There are many other examples of the same exact thing, but the point is, the price of textbooks is about the same everywhere, which means the publishing company is the villain here, not the Co-Op Store, not Amazon or anywhere else. The publishing companies know that they are able to get away with it because students have to have these textbooks for class. It is not an option, but a requirement. Therefore, the publishing companies feel the need to jack up their prices because they can make money. That is wrong, and if students were angry about that, they have every right to be. The solution is still up for debate, but the fact is, this system needs to change and it needs to change now. Otherwise, students will continue to be screwed.
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Useful class — if you could take it By Imani Dillard Senior Staff Writer I.J.Dillard@iup.edu
Business and Interpersonal Communications (BTST 321) is a class that is required for all business majors and some other majors that relate somewhat directly to business. The undergraduate catalog says that the class is “a study of communication theory and principles as applied to business situations and practices; development of communication skills in areas of communication such as speaking, writing, listening, and nonverbal communicating. The emphasis will be on building effective interpersonal relations in a business environment.” In other words, it teaches students how to deal with people and handle certain situations in the workplace. My only question is this: Why
isn’t this class offered to all students? The class details stipulate that one must be enrolled in the Eberly College of Business to register for the class. Most of us here on campus intend to get our degrees and then move on to get employment in our chosen career. Wouldn’t it be beneficial for all students to learn the business and social skills that BTST 321 has to offer? Most of us, at some point in our careers, will have to talk to people we work with or send emails to our employees, managers or co-workers. You might even have a professional meal with someone you work with. These are all things BTST 321 prepares you for. Students are told that liberal studies requirements are in place so that IUP can send us out into the world as well-rounded individuals. I am unsure about how the university can send us out in the world and call us
well rounded when most of its graduates have not taken the class the teaches them how to handle certain relationships and deal with certain situations in the workplace. What really grinds my gears is the fact that, in my whole career, I probably won’t use what I learned in Contemporary Anthropology, but the skills I learn in BTST 321 are something that I will put to use every day in my career. It’s really a kick in the face that the liberal studies curriculum contains several classes with information that many students will barely ever have a use for, but the one class that every student on campus could benefit from is only required for certain majors. It has me questioning whether this college is out to help its students.
There should be no doubt: the KCAC building should end up being a beneficial facility for students, faculty and the borough alike. After all, the KCAC will have a brand new arena, which is expected to be used for concerts, basketball games and other events. Not to mention, according to Samuel Phillips, Interim Vice President for Administration, the facility will hold commencement, giving students an air-conditioned facility instead of having to sweat on hot days near the field house. The KCAC might also be a successful way to recruit other athletes and students looking for top-of-theline facilities. The complex will also provide the community with several conference rooms, where meetings and other lectures will be held. Eventually, a hotel will follow, which looks to provide future students from long distances a place to stay when they come to IUP. In addition, the KCAC looks to create around 75 jobs, according to Phillips, which would definitely be beneficial with the economy in recession. The opening of the complex also hopes to generate more traffic along Wayne Avenue, which would mean even more businesses would open up and benefit the borough. But one must not overlook some of the possible problems this complex may cause. For example, the total price tag for this complex will be $79 million. While some of the money was donated to IUP, the university still reportedly received a $34 million bond from PASSHE to help pay for the completion of this project. While IUP hopes the complex will be beneficial to students in the long run, there is a chance this will be a wash. If it is a wash, then students likely will feel the financial burden in the future. Yes, the KCAC will have many benefits, but in a time of a struggling economy, this project is also a major risk. We have to start asking ourselves, what if IUP still falls short in paying off this bond? If that ends up being the case, then IUP could be in big trouble. This is going to be the risk we will see play out in the years to come.
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IT Support Center provides students with computer advice, troubleshooting By SEAN BRACKEN Senior Staff Writer S.M.Bracken@iup.edu
From hard drive malfunctions, to Internet issues and other computer problems, technology has the potential to be hard to deal with, even if it’s designed to make our lives easier. IUP students and faculty that experience any of these problems can turn to the IT Support Center for help. The center is located at G-35 in Delaney Hall. According to the IUP website, the center offers several services for the community, ranging from technology guides for faculty and students, an IUP e-mail account to all registered faculty and students and wireless internet access. The IUP wireless network is available in all classroom buildings, all suite-style residence halls, Stapleton Library, the HUB and the Oak Grove. It also said wireless can be installed on the iPhone or iPod Touch. Details on how to do that are on the website. In addition to wireless Internet, the center also provides local Ethernet connections, which is available on more than 16,000 active network jacks, which come from IUP’s Internet network, according to the website. Students also have access to PCs, printers and servers, which are found
Jesse Smartt/The Penn The Counseling Center is offering a course that provides students with stress-relieving techniques and ways to deal with their emotions.
Zach Harms/The Penn The IT Support Center, located at G-35 in Delaney Hall, gives students and faculty a chance to receive troubleshooting for their laptops, as well as anti-spam service.
on university computers in the various labs throughout campus, including the HUB, Eberly Hall and Stapleton Library. The suite-style dorms also provide students with computer labs, which can be used to communicate with others and or work on assignments. “It is the network account that is used to gain access to these services,” the website said. Each university computer is equipped with the H: drive, personal web space, the I: drive, the N: drive and the P: drive. All of which are used to submit and receive assignments, along with other uses.
Another potential problem students might face is receiving spam e-mails, which clutter their accounts. The IT Service Center does offer a new anti-spam service. According to the website, the antispam service will “content filter” out messages it considers spam, which might lead to legitimate e-mails also being flagged as spam. Students can check the website to learn more about the anti-spam service. The IT Support Center’s office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Hours during the summer session, breaks and when classes are not in session are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Counseling Center offers class to improve social, emotional skills By DOMINIQUE FRANCIS Research Editor D.K.Francis@iup.edu
Dr. Kim Weiner, Director of the Center for Student Success, will be offering a course providing students with the techniques to learn how to deal with their emotions and reduce stress. The one-credit course is titled CNSD 150 Life Skills: Improving Your Social and Emotional Intelligence. This course is offered 11:00-11:50 a.m. on Thursdays, in the Suites on Maple East in room G-32.
According to IUP’s website, this course will provide students with techniques to learn mindfulness and meditation, which have been demonstrated to help people improve their ability to regulate emotions, concentrate, reduce stress and encourages reflective and creative thinking. This course is available for students who are interested in looking into their personal growth as students, as well as adjusting to being adults. For more information about this class, call The Counseling Center at 724-357-2621.
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FREE TEXTBOOKS For Next Semester! Brandon Oakes/The Penn The Lively Arts offers nearly 200 events annually, ranging from plays, musicals and even performances by acclaimed dancers.
Lively Arts presents visual, dramatic arts By JAZMINN JONES Life & Style Editor J.V.Jones@iup.edu
Light, camera, action! IUP proudly offers Lively Arts, an array of performing and visual arts events presented by the IUP College of Fine Arts and the departments of Music, Art, and Theater and Dance. According to the IUP website, Lively Arts offers nearly 200 events annually, ranging from plays, musicals, and even performances by well-renowned dancers. “Our subscription series – Performance Plus, Theater-by-theGrove, Sound Choices and Music Theater – presents 19 different productions and performances,” Hank Knerr, Director of Public Events, said. “This is all under the umbrella of The Lively Arts, which serves the College of Fine Arts.” Theater-by-the-Grove, held at several locations around campus, is one of the departments that hosts the many acting events that IUP has to offer. To start off the 2010-2011 year, productions created by Theater by the Grove, IUP Dance Theater, as well as others will be showing performances in the comedy, dance, and drama genre. “Theater-by-the-Grove is part of the Department of Theater and Dance, which has been producing theater productions as a department for nearly 30 years,” Knerr said. Crimes of the Heart, by Beth Henley and directed by Barbara Blackledge, will be the first event held this semester on October 7-9 and 13-16 at 8 p.m., as well as Sunday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. Crimes of the Heart is a warm-hearted and brilliant imaginative play teeming with humanity and humor as it examines the plight
of three young Mississippi sisters, according to the website. The event will be performed at Waller Hall Mainstage, located in the Oak Grove. For those who prefer live music created by faculty and students, check out Sound Choices. Hosted in Gorell Recital Hall, Sound Choices highlights the works of the Music Department with mini concerts. A Premiere Concert: The Litton String Quartet, the first performance of the semester, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. This concert will mark the premiere of IUP’s new string quartet and will be the first of three for the season featured on the Sound Choices series, according to the website. To indulge in the love of musicals, Music Theater is the way to go. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, based on a book by David Ives and Paul Blake, will be held on Dec. 2-4 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium. No matter what the forte may be, whether it’s music, art, drama, musicals, or dance, the Lively Arts finds a way to provide it. Hard-working students and faculty are using Fine Arts as a way of learning, as well as a way of expressing the true art to other students around campus. “Most of our events are very well attended by students,” Knorr said. “Because the academic mission of the university and the needs of our students has always been at the center of our mission, students find great satisfaction in seeing what we have to offer.” For more information about the Lively Arts and to obtain upcoming events, visit www.iup.edu/ livelyarts. Don’t forget to look for links to the Lively Art’s Twitter and Facebook pages.
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MCT Logitech’s K250 Wireless Keyboard worked great and, most importantly, Logitech has designed it in a way where every key feels comfortable to your hands and wrists.
New Logitech wireless keyboard works like dream By Gregg ellman MCT
Years ago I was convinced that Logitech made the best portable and wireless keyboards, so I wasn’t surprised when I recently tested the company’s K250 Wireless Keyboard. The keyboard hit the market within the company’s “Fantasy Collection,” but its performance is far from a fantasy. From the start it worked great and, most importantly, Logitech has designed it in a way where every key feels comfortable to your hands and wrists. I guess what makes it fit into the fantasy title is the design; mine had a swirling black and white design. For a connection, simply plug the Unifying Receiver into any open USB port on a Mac or PC and a 2.4HGz wireless system makes an instant connection. Since I also use a Logitech wireless mouse, it’s nice that the receiver works for both that and the keyboard, instead of requiring separate receivers. The keyboard lies flat, so it gave me the natural feel of typing on a laptop, which I prefer. Rubberized feet on the bottom kept it in place at all times. Two AAA batteries (included) power the keyboard, which is built with smart power management to give users up to a 15-month keyboard battery life. Obviously this will vary from user to user depending on how much use the keyboard gets. Logitech bases the 15-month total on “an estimated two million keystrokes per year in an office environment,” so start counting now. The Logitech Fantasy Collection also includes colorful webcams, speakers and mice. The collection has colors and fanciful patterns inspired by trends in
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fashion and pop culture that combine storybook fancy with dark mystery, according to Logitech. Details: www.logitech.com, $29.99 Mobi Technologies has added two characters to its Headphonies line, Striker and Sunny. Headphonies are 3-inch designer amplified speakers — not headphones — and are designed with both sound and style in mind. A built-in amplifier for sure helps produce the sound to better than average from what you would expect from something designed this way. Specifically, Mobi rates the speakers at two watts with 40 Ohm. A rechargeable lithium ion battery keeps the music playing for about four hours. The unit can connect to any music player with a standard audio output port. The only control you get is on and off, while the volume is set with your music device itself. The new additions bring the total to 16 for the series, so collect em’ all! Details: www.headphonies.com, $19.99 Getting tens of thousands of local and international Internet and broadcast radio stations in the palm of your hand was an impossible task just a decade ago, but it’s now possible for just $1.99! With the new iHome+Radio Internet radio music app, anyone can do this on an iPhone or iPod touch. The app is powered by RadioTime, which gives users direct access to what seems like an endless supply of Internet stations from all over the world broadcasting music, sports, talk, news and sports. “iHome+Radio is a great stand-alone app for enjoying a multitude of Internet radio stations from around the world,” said Evan Stein, Vice President of Marketing, iHome in a recent press release. Details: www.ihomeaudio.com
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Sea salt adds trendy touch to tradition By KAREN HERZOG Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MCT
Lorena Urena cut a shiny slab of caramel into squares with a rolling pin of knives at Burke Candy in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood. The sheen is a testament to the high milk-solid content of the mouthwatering, soft caramel that, minutes before, resembled molten lava bubbling in a kettle. Then the cooled caramel pieces each will be dipped into tempered dark chocolate, followed by a sprinkle of sea salt to make Grandmother Reilly’s Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels, which sell for $20 per pound. “The caramel recipe is a mix of my grandmother’s and Tim’s grandfather’s recipes,” Julia Burke said, who owns the family candy business with her husband, Tim. “The salt brings out the cream in the caramel. It enhances it.” Though it’s a year-round flavor, caramel’s buttery rich texture and warm, golden glow is especially suited to fall. Think salty-sweet, and you’ve got the trendiest caramel pairing since the apple: sea salt. The appeal of sea salt caramels goes straight to the top — President Barack Obama developed a taste for them during a campaign stop in Seattle, when a supporter gave him a box of Gray and Smoked Salt Caramels
from Fran’s Chocolates. “Sea salt caramel is to die for,” said John Wise, director of operations for the Bartolotta Restaurant Group in Milwaukee. “When you go to France and Europe, you see it in ice cream and macaroons. That sweet-salty thing is unbelievable.” The 160 guests who paid $150 apiece for a six-course Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner can attest to the depth that sea salt caramel adds to ice cream. A Caramel-Fleur de Sel Creme Glacee by master pastry chef Sebastien Canonne, co-owner of the French Pastry School of Chicago, was among a trio of decadent desserts showcased at the 2009 dinner. And the trend continues to grow. Wise has a favorite sea salt caramel memory from a gala he attended in New York in 2008 after Adam Siegel, executive chef at Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro and Bacchus, won the James Beard Foundation’s award for best chef in the Midwest. “There was a vendor at the gala giving away (small boxes of) sea salt caramels, and I’m not ashamed to say I stuffed eight boxes in my pockets,” Wise recalled. His wife later ordered more for his birthday. Burke Candy sells its sea salt caramels enrobed in dark chocolate. Caramels also are hand-wrapped in wax paper to sell individually without the sea salt.
Apple announces new iPods, Apple TV By SARAH LUNDY The Orlando Sentinel MCT
On Wednesday, Apple’s Steve Jobs stood before of a crowd of reporters to unveil the latest gadgets and their features. He mentioned a new and improved operating system, iOS 4.1, which will be available for free next week. Jobs declared changes to the iPod were the “biggest changes” ever. Here are the iPod highlights: • iPod Touch — It’s thinner. It has a retina display, which means a clearer screen. It will have a front facing camera and can do Face Time. The cost is $299 for a 32GB and $399 for a 64GB. • iPod Nano — It’s smaller and lighter. The Nano will have a touch screen that shows radio, clock, photos and playlists among other things. It has a 24 hour battery life. The cost is $149 for 8G and $179 for 16G version. • iPod Shuffle – Apple brought
buttons back. It also has a voice-over feature and will play 15 hours of tunes. The cost is $49. ITUNES Jobs offered iTunes version 10, which has a new logo, and the site is entering into the social networking realm. Ping is a social network for music and is available on your computer and iPhone. APPLE TV Apple TV was introduced with not much fanfare in 2006 but people “love them,” Jobs told the crowd. The company created a new Apple TV, he said. He held up something that looked about the size of a hockey puck. On the back, it has HDMI, USB, optical audio and Ethernet. Jobs said viewers just rent movies and TV shows. He referred to iTunes as the largest online library. Customers can rent a movie for $4.99 the day it comes out on DVD or buy a TV show for $.99.
Caramel apples are a fall specialty at many candy shops. The caramel apples at Burke Candy are simple like the ones Julia Burke remembers from her childhood. The caramel cascades off a wooden spoon in ribbons, the perfect consistency to stick to apples — either Granny Smith or Honey Crisp. Burke grew up within walking distance of a candy shop where her family got its caramel apple fixes each fall. “We’d buy one apple, and when we got home, we’d cut it up into six pieces,” Burke said, the fourth of six children. Caramel apples are a candy shop’s “hook,” said Paul Martinka, owner of Kehr’s Kandy Kitchen in Milwaukee. “Bill Kehr always said caramel apples are what bring customers back in the fall,” Martinka said, referring to the shop’s previous owner. “And Bill priced them accordingly. He lowered the price to get customers into the store.” At Kehr’s, vanilla butter caramel is made with a layering of flavors. “We cook down milk, and then we add half-and-half cream, and cook that down,” Martinka said. “Then we add whipping cream, and cook that down. We add evaporated milk, cook that down. And finally, we add butter. “So we caramelize it five times and get five different cook flavors. My arm
MCT Freshly made caramel glistened as it was cut into squares at Burke Candy in Milwaukee. The candy is made with a high fat content making it smooth and shiny.
doesn’t hurt as much as when I make truffles, but it’s a lot of stirring.” Drips are the perks of caramel-apple making. “When a little caramel drips onto the slab and it cools a bit but is still warm, as soon as you can get it in your mouth without burning yourself, it’s great,” he said. Lose the stick and you have another fall favorite, caramel apple pie. Susan Wallace, pastry chef for the BlackSalt seafood restaurant in Washington, D.C., makes a Caramel-Apple Streusel Pie that draws rave reviews, warmed and served with ice cream. Wallace also is a fan of dulce de leche, sweetened milk cooked down to a thickened, caramel-like sauce, which she likes to fold into ice cream with sea salt. Expect to see more plays on
caramel that go beyond sea salt and dulce de leche, according to Susan Whiteside, vice president of communications for the National Confectioners Association. “Look for lavender and other subtle floral or spice flavors that don’t overpower caramel,” she said. At the former Berkeley’s Cafe in Whitefish Bay, Wis., orange was paired with caramel in a sauce, which topped a toffee brownie with espresso dark chocolate mousse and chocolate ganache. At the 5 O’clock Club in Pewaukee, Wis., pumpkin and chocolate meet caramel. The layered cheesecake — chocolate cheesecake, chocolate ganache and pumpkin cheesecake — is served over homemade caramel sauce infused with a local Oktoberfest beer.
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Google users have option to make calls through Gmail By Brier dudley The Seattle Times MCT
Remember how Google lured people to Gmail by providing huge amounts of online storage? It’s doing it again with phone calls. Google recently announced that Gmail users can make free long-distance calls in the U.S. and Canada through a cool new feature that lets you place calls from within Gmail to a mobile or landline phone. “Call phone” is a new option in Gmail’s list of contacts to chat with,
on the left side of the page. You can dial with a keypad that pops up, or enter a contact’s name to call him or her. Calling phones from computers isn’t new, but Google has built a simple system and underwritten its launch with a generous batch of free calling. From Google’s announcement: “Gmail voice and video chat makes it easy to stay in touch with friends and family using your computer’s microphone and speakers. But until now, this required both people to be at their computers, signed into Gmail at the same time.
Given that most of us don’t spend all day in front of our computers, we thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice if you could call people directly on their phones?’ The offer is the latest way consumers are benefiting from the ongoing battle over Web services of Google, Microsoft and Yahoo. It also comes as students are heading back to school, setting up new e-mail accounts and choosing which services they’ll use to stay in touch with friends and family. Gmail’s calling is a great deal, but it also reflects the new financial
realism affecting the maturing search company. Unlike the online storage accounts provided with Gmail, which are perpetually free and continue to expand, the free long-distance calling is promised only for the next four months. After that, Gmail customers accustomed to the service — and new Gmail users drawn by the calling — will presumably have to start paying fees. Google is also charging from the start for international calls placed through Gmail.
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ACROSS 1 Trig or algebra, e.g. 5 Range dividing Europe and Asia 10 “Java” trumpeter Al 14 Professor ‘iggins 15 Brown-toned old photo 16 Basie’s “__’Clock Jump” 17 Be inactive, like a volcano 19 Johnson Space Center org. 20 Showing profound knowledge 21 Red bullring props 22 To the extent that 24 Like many old movies 25 Highlands family 26 Be in a favorable position 29 Tony of “Some Like It Hot” 32 Brother’s daughter 33 Pro __: for now 34 TV surfer’s selection 36 __ chi: martial art 39 Bobby of the Black Panthers 40 Remains of a wreck 42 Don’t give in 46 Dublin’s land 47 Go berserk 48 Satisfy by offering concessions 51 ’50s “The Tonight Show” host Steve 52 From abroad 54 Make a sharp turn 55 Proceed very cautiously 58 Crossword constructor’s germ 59 Spruce oneself up 60 St. __’s fire 61 Egyptian Christian 62 Given to pouting 63 Splinter group
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IUP fall sports preview By Vaughn Johnson Editor In Chief V.M.Johnson@iup.edu
The fall semester is always an exciting time for IUP, as it marks the start of both a new academic year and a new sports season. The athletic schedule has a full slate of games through a wide range of sports. Women’s Soccer: After a long run to the to the regional championship last season, the women’s soccer team comes back this season looking to replace Sarah Romasco, the program’s all-time leader in goals, points and assists, who graduated. Returning is leading scorer from last season, Heather Robbins. Robbins amassed 30 points in 2009. Allison Keller, and Viann Heder, Head Coach Adel Heder’s daughter, both key contributors from last season, also returnc along with five other starters from last year’s NCAA tournament team. With all of the returning starters, the Crimson Hawks were voted the No. 3 team in the PSAC’s preseason poll. The team will open the season at home at noon Saturday against Shepherd. With a good start, they hope to duplicate and improve from last season. Field Hockey: The 2009 season was rocky for the field hockey program. The team dropped from the No. 1 seed in the region in 2008 to a mediocre 6-8 in 2009. The main problem was poor play on the road. The team finished with a record of 2-5 and lost the only neutral site game to Bentley. The 2009 season also marked the last for Head Coach Rutger Wiese. Out goes Wiese and in comes Gary Agard, who takes over the program after a successful run as an assistant coach at powerhouse Bloomsburg. The Huskies posted a record of 175-16 during Agard’s eight seasons as an assistant. IUP’s first game is 11 a.m. Saturday when it hosts Bentley. Golf: Contrary to common belief, the men’s basketball program is not the most decorated program going right now. It is actually the golf program, which won its third consecutive PSAC championship last year, making a dynastic run for the team. Despite the on-going dynasty in the PSAC, the golf team did lose the school’s most accomplished golfer, Gavin Smith. Smith won the Division II national championship as a junior, PSAC Golfer of the Year three years in a row, landed a spot on the PING Division II All-America team twice and won PSAC Freshman of the Year. Leo Acklin and defending PSAC individual champion Brad Boyle return to a team
that should once again contend for a fourth consecutive conference title. IUP is still coached by four-time PSAC Coach of the Year Fred Joseph, who led the team to a 10th place finish in the NCAA Golf Tournament — the highest finish in school history. The team’s first tournament begins Monday Sept. 6 at the Burger King/Ohio Valley Invitational in Vienna, W. Va. Women’s Tennis: The women’s tennis team had a rather successful season last year, earning a berth in the NCAA Atlantic Regional Tournament for the first time since the 2003-04 season. England-natives Katie Eaton, who won PSAC Freshman of the Year, and Emilia Osbourne, one half of the All-PSAC doubles team, return this season. The team’s first match is Saturday Sept. 11, when it participates in the Allegheny Duals in Meadville, Pa. The team plays throughout the year, so there are plenty of opportunities to see them. Volleyball: Much like the field hockey team, the volleyball squad is looking to bounce back from a shaky 2009. The team finished 17-16 overall and 9-10 in the PSAC West, good enough for one spot ahead of last place Slippery Rock. However, IUP brings back six players who clocked significant playing time for the team last season including Emily Pany, who landed a spot on both the American Volleyball Coaches Association AllAtlantic Region team and the All-PSAC West second team. Jessica Bodkin, the other Crimson Hawk on the All-PSAC West second team, returns as well. The experience those players gained from last season should help IUP improve enough to possibly make a run at the postseason in 2010. The team makes its season debut at 1 p.m. today. during the Davis & Elkins Spikefest in Elkin, W. Va. Cross Country: There are questions surrounding cross country as it tries to replace Hillary Mugan, who took home PSAC Cross Country Freshman of the Year honors. The program comes into 2010 with a very young team that has a combined 12 freshman on the men’s and women’s rosters. The first meet is 10 a.m. Saturday during the Seton Hill Griffin Classic in Greensburg. Swimming: The 2009 season was very kind to the swimming program as far as individual accolades and accomplishments. Jackie Hynson and Ashley McAteer took home an abundance of awards and the program is looking to keep that going in 2010. People won’t get to see that happen for a while, however, as the team’s first meet isn’t until Oct. 23 at Edinboro.
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Hawks host Owls for opener By Kyle Predmore K.R.Predmore@iup.edu Sports Editor
This weekend kicks off the 2010 football season for the Crimson Hawks. After a devastating 5-6 record last year, Head Coach Lou Tepper, along with the rest of the team, is looking to improve. Along with the hopeful here at IUP, the Pennsylvania State Association Conference (PSAC) West Head coaches chose the Crimson Hawks to finish second this year, ranking them just below three-time PSAC champion Cal U.
At 4 p.m. on Sep 4th, The IUP Crimson Hawks will host Southern Connecticut State. Last year, the Crimson Hawks had some issues, but managed to pull away with an opening game win, 28-21. In the past seven seasons, IUP has had success in their opening games, having a 6-1 record. The Crimson Hawks’ biggest victory in recent history came back in 2007, when they were able to beat Cheyney 80-14, For the Crimson Hawks, Pat Smith is the expected starter for the quarterback position. He had eight games played with four touchdowns to his name.
Harvie Tuck will be the tailback for the Crimson Hawks. He showed a lot of skill last year having a net total of 540 yards while averaging 5.3 yards per carry. His ability gave him the IUP freshman record for total yardage last year. Mychal Skinner, who had three touchdowns and a total of 458 yards last season, will be one of the many targests this week that Smith will have to work with. Roy-al Edwards will also be out there, having 219 total yards and only one touchdown to his name last season. On the defensive side of the ball, Tobias Robinson is one of the new changes to the IUP defense. With cornerbacks Awkasi OwusuAnsah and Myke Wells both gone after great careers at IUP, some changes were needed. Roy Marshal and Andre Henderson will sit while they still recover from injuries, but Tobias Robinson will be one of the starting cornerbacks for IUP. The southern Connecticut Owls just came off of a 6-4 season, and also won the Northeast-10 Conference title. The Southern Connecticut Owls have managed to win the Northeast10 confernce title two times in the past four seasons. This game will also be the Hall of Fame game in which the IUP athletic department will hold its 15th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Former athletes and coaches will be inducted this yearto include Tom Bec, Carmine Cortazzo, Buff Fanella, Ed Fry, Donald Gill, Donna KaneMaurer, Gary Kotsch, Dave Seidel, Mike Webb, Bruce Yard and Dr. David Hoff.
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Morgan starts bench-clearing brawl By manny Navarro McClatchy Newspapers MCT
A night after Nyjer Morgan drilled a defenseless Brett Hayes, separating his shoulder following a big collision at the plate, the Florida Marlins got their revenge. They pounded the Nationals on the scoreboard before getting their licks in on Morgan, for disrespecting them, according to veteran Wes Helms, during a bench-clearing brawl to remember in the sixth inning. Before the wild 16-10 victory was complete at Sun Life Stadium, the teams combined for 31 hits, four hit batters and six ejections. But it’s the fight, and perhaps some future suspensions, that they will be talking about for awhile. “I understand they had to get me back a little bit, it’s part of the game,” Morgan said of getting plunked for the first time in the fourth inning. “But getting thrown at in the sixth inning that was garbage. That’s just bad baseball[...]. Once is good enough. Twice, it’s time to go.” The game started innocently enough as the Marlins (67-65) scored five runs in the first, five in the second and four more in the third to take a commanding 14-3 lead. But after striking out in his first at-bat, Morgan was plunked by a Chris Volstad fastball on his rear to start the fourth. No one on either team made much of it. But when Morgan came to bat in the sixth with a runner on second, Volstad threw another heater behind Morgan, who hesitated before rushing the mound. Volstad dropped his glove and waited for Morgan to swing. Morgan didn’t connect, but Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez did. Sanchez closelined Morgan and knocked him to the ground, setting off the fracas near the pitching mound. Nationals third base coach Pat Listach jumped into the pile and appeared to throw a few punches before the teams were finally separated after several minutes of pushing and shoving. “Obviously, he wasn’t coming out there to talk,” Volstad said. “I was just trying to defend myself and not get hurt. Gaby had my back. The whole team had my back. That’s baseball.” Nationals manager Jim Riggleman pointed his finger and yelled at Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez, who along with Volstad and reliever Jose Veras were ejected. Morgan, who also was ejected, left the field to taunts from the crowd and with his jersey ripped and arms raised. Riggleman eventually got the heave-ho himself in the seventh when reliever Doug Slaten hit Sanchez with a pitch. Slaten also was ejected. The fireworks between the teams weren’t much of a surprise considering several Marlins players voiced their displeasure over Morgan’s actions
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Tuesday. Shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who gunned Morgan out at the plate in the 10th inning, was one of Marlins who said Morgan should have slid instead of trying to take Hayes out. Morgan, who was already appealing a seven-game suspension for throwing a ball into the crowd and hitting a fan last week, was taunted by fans at Sun Life Stadium all night. Tuesday, he was caught on film cursing at fans after his collision in the 10th. What set the Marlins off Wednesday, though, was Morgan trying to steal bases with his team down 14-3 in the fourth. “It gets under everybody’s skin,” said Wes Helms, who drove in five RBI on three hits.” “There’s only one way to play this game. With integrity. I cannot stand when somebody shows somebody up. There’s just no place in baseball for that. In my opinion, you’re going to get what’s coming to you if you do that. Wednesday night, I think was a time we had to show him that we weren’t going to put up with the way he was treating us.” “Not only after last night, but also the way he tried to take the bases down 10 runs. After he got hit, you know why we did it. I can’t really say anything good about a guy that doesn’t play the game the right way and doesn’t play with the integrity of the game.”
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Top college football games to watch this weekend By David Fox Rivals.com MCT
Conference realignment was all the rage during the offseason, but finally the time has come for fans to realign their Saturdays around college football. SATURDAY Purdue at Notre Dame When: 3:30 p.m. The line: Notre Dame by 11 Why you should watch: First-year starting quarterback Dayne Crist will run the no-huddle spread attack with star wide receiver Michael Floyd and star tight end Kyle Rudolph. The biggest challenge for the Irish offense will be blocking Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan, who had 13 sacks last season. Purdue is trying out its own new pass-catch tandem of Miami transfer Robert Marve and wide receiver Keith Smith. A shootout is a possibility in South Bend. Connecticut at Michigan When: 3:30 p.m. The line: Michigan by 3 Why you should watch: Connecticut is looking to bolster its credentials as a Big East contender by winning in Ann Arbor after winning its last 2009 road game in South Bend. Meanwhile, Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez is desperate to avoid a 0-1 start to his third season with the Wolverines. Rodriguez will wait until
late in the week to name his starting quarterback; the contenders are sophomores Tate Forcier and Denard Robinson and true freshman Devin Gardner the starter. Connecticut may be the most worried about Robinson, the most Pat White-like of the candidates. West Virginia’s White accounted for 460 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns in going 4-0 in his career against Connecticut. Oregon State vs. TCU When: 7:45 p.m. The line: TCU by 13.5 Why you should watch: With all the buzz around Boise State, TCU practically is flying under the radar. Gary Patterson and his seven returning starters on defense will have their hands full with Jacquizz Rodgers and James Rodgers. Working in TCU’s favor, though, is first-year Beavers starting quarterback Ryan Katz. Oregon State hasn’t finished September with a winning record since 2003. The Beavers will be hardpressed to fare better than 2-2 (its record at the end of September in five consecutive seasons) with both of last season’s Fiesta Bowl participants on their September schedule. LSU vs. North Carolina When: 8 p.m. The line: LSU by 1 Why you should watch: North Carolina’s defense is a mystery, which is good news because so is LSU’s offense. The Tar Heels are under
NCAA investigation for agent issues and under internal investigation for academic issues, but no suspensions or absences have been announced publicly. LSU, which ranked 112th in total offense last season, can use all the help it can get. LSU could have a dangerous passing attack if Rueben Randle and Russell Shepard can emerge as complements to senior wide receiver Terrence Toliver. North Carolina has its own issues on offense. Senior quarterback T.J. Yates was named the starter, but he has work to do to prove he can lead an ACC contender. He threw 15 interceptions last season. SUNDAY SMU at Texas Tech When: 3:30 p.m. The line: Texas Tech by 14 Why you should watch: Texas Tech moves into the Tommy Tuberville era. Although the biggest change may be on offense, with Neal Brown’s balanced spread offense taking the place of Mike Leach’s “Air Raid,” Tuberville needs to have an immediate impact on the defense. Last season, SMU returned to a bowl game for the first time since 1984 thanks to June Jones’ pass-oriented offense. SMU’s run-and-shoot should be less balanced thanks to the departure of 1,200-yard back Shawnbrey McNeal and the maturation of sophomore quarterback Kyle Padron. Padron averaged 297 passing yards in the final seven games last season.
MCT The Tar Heels were under investigation for agent issues during the offseason.
MONDAY Boise State vs. Virginia Tech When: 8 p.m. The line: Boise State by 2.5 Why you should watch: The Broncos have something no other non-automatic qualifying team has had in the BCS era: great starting position in the polls. Boise State is fifth in the coaches’ poll and likely will be favored in every game this season. Could that lead to a spot in the BCS championship game? That’s the debate that begins if Boise State defeats Virginia Tech. The Broncos
haven’t had much success in the East. The last time Boise State played in a game of this magnitude East of the Mississippi, the Broncos lost, 48-13, to Georgia in 2005. Although everyone seems to be debating the merits of Boise State in the BCS title game, Virginia Tech also has a lot to gain from this game. The Hokies are ACC contenders, and could make a national statement for the conference with a win. Sophomore tailback Ryan Williams can get early approval from Heisman voters with a big outing against the Broncos’ veteran defense.
Heat issues at U.S. Open By John Jeansonne Newsday MCT
Extreme heat again was a U.S. Open sideshow on Wednesday, but apparently was not the primary cause of 10th-seeded Victoria Azarenka’s collapse only 34 minutes into her second-round match. A statement from Azarenka revealed she had suffered a mild concussion, probably sustained shortly before her match when she fell warming up and struck her head and arm. During her truncated play against 25-year-old Gisela Dulko, Azarenka clearly was not moving well and was trailing, 5-1, in the first set when she crumpled to the ground. On-court temperature readings at the time, just before noon on the sunny Grandstand Court, were 109 degrees. (An on-court high of 111 was recorded shortly after 3 p.m. Medical personnel immediately provided aid and water to Azarenka, the 21-yearold from Belarus expected by many tennis experts to be capable of a deep run into the Grand Slam tournament. Instead, she was forced to default and was taken off the court in a wheelchair.
Hot weather prevailed for a second consecutive day on the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center grounds, with an air temperature high of 89 after Tuesday’s peak of 96. But Azarenka is accustomed to competing in hot weather and lives fulltime in Scottsdale, Ariz. No other players were forced to retire during the day. Dulco told The Tennis Channel, “At 3-1, was taking more time to serve. When it happened, she fell on the floor. It wasn’t nice. You feel bad for a player you know. I crossed the net and took her some ice. They took her to the hospital, I guess.” After being released in “good” condition from the hospital, Azarenka released her statement “I was warming up in the gym prior to my match against Gisela Dulko when I fell while running a sprint. I fell forward and hit my arm and head. I was checked by the medical team before I went on court and they were courtside for monitoring. I felt worse as the match went on, having a headache and feeling dizzy. I also started having trouble seeing and felt weak before I fell. I was taken to the hospital for some medical tests and have been diagnosed with a mild concussion.”
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