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t’s a ballet about a guy who kills women and sucks out their souls. How awesome is that! Add some epic-sounding music by IUP’s own Derek Cooper, and you have nothing short of a masterpiece.

Kenny Rogers sang and joked to a sold-out crowd in Fisher Auditorium. For one of his skits, Rogers offered one man in the front row, Jeff Gerstein, $10 for naming every song Rogers sang. Gerstein said, “... I made $70 and was embarrassed.”

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Lisa Birnbach, Rolling Stone Magazine writer of “IUP: The Ugliest Male Students” was invited back to IUP by the student body. “I was so impressed with the way IUP treated my criticism. I thought it was with great class, and you sure did take advantage of it,” Birnbach said.

Poetry Slam offered a way to “express yourself.” The Commonplace Coffeehouse hosted a performance of poems, the youngest poet was an 11-year-old niece of a professor.

Are you excited for Halloween?

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Yes, I’m having a horror-movie marathon! • No, I’ve outgrown it. • I love scaring trick-or-treaters!

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Obama declares swine flu outbreak national emergency in procedural move By JANET HOOK Tribune Washington Bureau MCT

President Barack Obama on Saturday declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, a procedural step designed to allow healthcare providers to speed treatment and slow the spread of the disease. The action gives Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services secretary, temporary authority to grant waivers that would expedite steps such as setting up off-site emergency rooms to treat potential flu victims apart from other patients. Administration officials said the move was not made because of any particularly troubling development, but as a pre-emptive measure to ensure that the tools for a quick response are in place. “The potential exists for the pandemic to overburden health care resources in some localities,� the White House proclamation said. “Thus, in recognition of the continuing progression of the

pandemic, and in further preparation as a nation, we are taking additional steps to facilitate our response.� According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 46 states have reported widespread activity of the swine flu, also known as H1N1. Since the outbreak of the pandemic in April, there have been more than 20,000 hospitalizations from laboratory-confirmed infections and more than 1,000 deaths. The declaration is the second step in the government’s response effort. In late April, HHS declared a public health emergency, which allowed the government to release antiviral medications from federal stockpiles to states that might need them. The national emergency declaration allows Sebelius, on a case-bycase basis, to waive federal rules governing routine medical operations if requested by doctors or hospitals. “If there’s a surge in patients, you want to be able to put in place more efficient methods of triaging and treating people,� said Reid Cherlin, a White House spokesman.

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• Borough police reported that at 3:05 a.m. Sunday, Alisha Sahota, 20, Worchester, England, was found intoxicated after she was observed stealing items from Sheetz at 768 Wayne Ave. Sahota was arrested and cited for retail theft, public drunkenness and underage drinking, police reported. She was released to a sober adult. • At 2:22 a.m. Sunday, Kelvin E. Drewery, 25, Pittsburgh, was found intoxicated after he was observed trying to start a fight with another person at Wolfendales Bar at 560 Philadelphia St., according to borough police. Police also reported that Drewery became combative with the bar staff, using racially derogative terms toward one of them after they attempted to remove him from the bar. He was cited for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct, police reported. • Campus police reported that between 3:12 and 3:54 a.m. Saturday, Luke E. Dragun, 19, Pittsburgh, was found intoxicated after he was observed with vomit all over and around himself at the Pratt Suites. He was transported to Indiana Regency Medical Center for medical treatment and was cited with underage drinking and public drunkenness, police reported. • Campus police reported that between 1:11 and 2:13 a.m. Saturday, Ryan P. Schanck, 21, Indiana, was intoxicated while driving after following a traffic violation occurring at Oakland Avenue. Schanck was arrested for DUI and released to a sober adult, police reported. • Campus police reported that at 12:10 a.m. Friday, Courtney McClintock, 18, Mechanicsburg, was found in possession a flask of vodka along Garman Avenue at the Sutton Suites. McClintock was charged with purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of alcohol and public drunkenness and was released to a sober adult, police reported.


Borough police reported that at 11:25 p.m. Wednesday, Brian Schrecengost, 27, Indiana, and Michael Bungo, 21, Shelocta, were charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment after they reportedly assaulted someone at Wolfendales Bar.

Criminal mischief

• Someone damaged a car belonging to a Sutton Suites resident by tearing off wiper blade sometime between 12:50 and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, according to campus police. Anyone with information should contact campus police at 724-357-2141. • Someone threw a cement block through a front windshield of a black Volkswagen Passat sometime between 3 and 5:42 a.m. Saturday in the 500 block of Nixon Avenue, according to borough police. Anyone with information should contact borough police at 724-349-2121.

Items burgled

• Someone stole $60 from a residence in the 1100 block of Church Street after it was broken into at 5:49 p.m. Sunday, according to borough police. Anyone with information should contact borough police. • Someone stole a laptop computer, an Xbox 360 Console, controllers, an iPod and various video games from a residence in the apartment at 884 Wayne Ave. overnight, according to borough police. Anyone with information should contact borough police. • Borough police reported that at 11:55 p.m. Saturday, Andrea McClatchy, 18, Sellersville, was found intoxicated after she was observed stealing Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and a club sandwich from Sheetz at 768 Wayne Ave. McClatchy was cited for retail theft and underage drinking and was released to a sober adult, police reported. • Someone stole a white wicker rocking chair from a residence in the 200 block of North Sixth Street sometime between 5 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, according to borough police. Anyone with information should contact borough police. • At 2:43 a.m. Saturday, Mallory Douglass, 18, Homer City, was found intoxicated after she was observed stealing items from Sheetz at 768 Wayne Ave., according to borough police. Douglass was arrested and charged with retail theft, underage drinking and public drunkenness, police reported. She was released to a sober adult. • Someone stole a bicycle from the front porch of a residence in the 1000 block of Washington Street sometime between 8 p.m. Friday and 12 p.m. Saturday, according to borough police. Police described the bike as a red Mongoose 18speed bicycle. Anyone with information should contact borough police.

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Pageant sues to get money back for breast implants By colin stewart The Orange County Register MCT

The organizers of the Miss California USA pageant sued former beauty queen Carrie Prejean Oct. 19 to get back the $5,200 they gave her in January for breast implants. Prejean won last year’s Miss California USA pageant, then got breast implants to help her compete in the national pageant in April, where she placed second. There she ignited a controversy when she expressed her opposition to gay marriage in response to a question by a pageant judge, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. Pageant owner Donald Trump allowed her to keep the California crown despite an uproar over semi-nude photos, but Prejean was ousted June 10 for alleged contract violations. Prejean sued over the ouster, saying pageant officials targeted her because of her opposition to gay marriage. She also said they should not have revealed the payment for breast implants. The countersuit by pageant organizer K2 Productions accuses Prejean of missing scheduled appearances as Miss California USA, lying about her semi-nude photos, signing an unauthorized book contract and using her position to campaign against gay marriage. The countersuit asks for the proceeds from Prejean’s book, plus $5,200 for Prejean’s breast implants. In their countersuit, pageant organizers said Prejean had verbally promised to pay them back the $5,200, the New York Post reported. The countersuit also stated: “Even before she became notorious for [her answer about gay marriage] and the ensuing media storm, Ms. Prejean was already causing difficulty. “With her newfound notoriety, an inflated sense of self and the lure of financial gain available to her, Ms. Prejean turned even further against the Miss California USA organization. “She attempts to cast herself as a virtuous young woman and the victim in a supposed conspiracy against her. “Had she heeded the guidance of the Gospel of John, who admonished only those who are without sin to cast stones in judgment, she might have avoided this legal battle.”

University’s justice project finds itself targeted By jeff long Chicago Tribune MCT

After spending three years investigating the conviction of a Harvey, Ill., man accused of killing a security guard with a shotgun blast in 1978, journalism students at Northwestern University say they have uncovered new evidence that proves his innocence. Their efforts helped win a new day in court for Anthony McKinney, who has spent 31 years in prison for the slaying. But as they prepare for that crucial hearing, prosecutors seem to have focused on the students and teacher who led the investigation for the school’s internationally acclaimed Innocence Project. The Cook County state’s attorney subpoenaed the students’ grades, notes and recordings of witness interviews, the class syllabus and even e-mails they sent to each other and to professor David Protess of the university’s Medill School of Journalism. Northwestern has turned over documents related to on-the-record

interviews with witnesses that students conducted, as well as copies of audio and videotapes, Protess said. But the school is fighting the effort to get grades and grading criteria, evaluations of student performance, expenses incurred during the inquiry, the syllabus, e-mails and unpublished student memos, as well as interviews not conducted on the record, or where witnesses weren’t willing to be recorded. “I don’t think it’s any of the state’s business to know the state of mind of my students,” Protess said. “Prosecutors should be more concerned with the wrongful conviction of Anthony McKinney than with my students’ grades.” Don Craven, acting executive director of the Illinois Press Association, said the request seems harassing at best, and at worst looks like an attempt to discredit the work done by the Innocence Project to ferret out wrongful convictions. “They’re either trying to undermine the investigation, or they’re trying to undermine the entire project,” Craven said.

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Hope for heart health: new blood thinners By marie mccullough The Philadelphia Inquirer MCT

Warfarin, one of the most inconvenient, dangerous and disliked drugs in the world, has remained vitally important for more than 50 years. That tells you how much difficulty scientists have had coming up with safer, easier pills to do what warfarin does — fight life-threatening blood clots. Now, at long last, better oral blood thinners are on the horizon. In July, the Food and Drug Administration approved Effient to prevent clots in patients undergoing angioplasty to unblock a coronary artery. The maker of Brilinta plans to seek FDA approval for use in such patients by year’s end. Next in the race for the FDA’s imprimatur may be Xarelto and Rendix; both were recently approved in Europe for clot prevention in orthopedic-surgery patients. The hope is that, with more choices and less hassle, doctors can tailor therapy to patients’ needs. Surgery, heart disease, faulty heart valves, cancer treatment — any of these can make short-term or long-term clotfighting crucial. Geno J. Merli, who has tested many of the new entrants as director of Jefferson University Hospital’s Vascular Disease Center, called them promising but said their value in reallife clinical practice remained to be seen. “We’re all looking for a replacement for warfarin,� Merli said. “But these new drugs are not the panacea.� Platelets dominate the clotting process in the arteries, while the thrombin pathway dominates in the veins. This also complicates the therapeutic challenge because, depending where the drug disrupts this system, it may help one patient but not another. Plavix, for example, inhibits plate-

let action, so it is good at retarding clots in arteries. These clots often form on top of fatty plaque, the hallmark of heart disease, and block the artery. That can trigger painful angina or a full-blown heart attack. But Plavix, made by Sanofi-Aventis, is not as good as warfarin against clots in veins deep in the legs or pelvis — the kind that typically develop after surgery. These tiny clumps can travel to the lungs or the brain, with devastating consequences. Brilinta, made by AstraZeneca, also inhibits platelets, but faster and stronger than Plavix. In a study published last month, Brilinta was slightly better than Plavix at preventing heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death in patients hospitalized with chest pain. Even so, the FDA is sure to scrutinize a risk inherent in blood thinners: bleeding. Both Brilinta and Plavix caused life-threatening or disabling bleeding in about 11 percent of patients; Brilinta had higher rates of less serious bleeding than Plavix. Daniel Hoffman,\ president of Pharmaceutical Business Research Associates, a consulting firm, said, “The FDA has pretty much signaled to [drugmakers] that where there are available therapies, unless you can show a substantial clinical benefit that advances the standard of care, the FDA is going to have a very low risk tolerance.� Bleeding risk may chill interest in Effient (prasugrel), a platelet inhibitor made by Eli Lilly and Daiichi Sankyo. Although Effient was more effective than Plavix at preventing heart attacks and strokes in angioplasty patients, it increased fatal bleeding. The FDA required Effient’s label to carry a “black box� warning of the bleeding risks. Another issue is the asyet-undetermined prices of the new platelet inhibitors. Plavix, now about $500 a year, will have a generic — thus, cheaper — version in 2012.

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IUP gives students chance to experience coal exhibits By amira al-qarqaz Contributing Writer

“Pennsylvania’s Coal and Iron Police: Patch Town Law Enforcement” was presented Wednesday in a lecture by Spencer Sadler in McVitty Auditorium in Sprowls Hall. This lecture was part three in the Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Show Lecture Series that will continue until mid-November. Sadler, a freelance writer, was drawn to the tales of Pennsylvania’s Coal and Iron Police. Coal and Iron Police “were hired to protect the property of their respective coal companies and the homes of coal company officials. They were used to intimidate and break up striking mine workers” according to Carl I. Meyerhuber, Jr. on mcintyrepa. com/coalandironpolice.htm. Sadler also talked about the many legal acts (including Act 228 of 1865 and 1905 Legislation) and union strikes (including The Homestead Strike of 1892 and The Great Strike of 1902) of the day by the coal miners. His PowerPoint was filled with pictures of miners and official documents declaring laws and regulations. His presentation, and book, covered 1865-1931. Flipping through a book a few years ago, Sadler first learned of the Pennsylvania Coal and Iron Police. He knew nothing on the topic but was fascinated so he began to write his book, “Pennsylvania Coal and Iron Police” which will be released in stores Nov. 2. When asked where he found all his research for his book, Sadler said, “historical societies, private collectors, personal interviews, telephone calls ...

“I liked [the University Museum Exhibit]. I learned about the police force.” — Nicholas Kloszewski, lecture attendee IUP was a huge help.” It took Sadler two years to research and one and half years to write his book. This topic of coal miners in Pennsylvania hits a lot of residents on an emotional level. “It relates to our family history ... [things] that we didn’t know before,” said 14-year-old Nicholas Kloszewski. Kloszewski and his mother first heard about the University Museum’s exhibit through the University Museum’s Web site, museum/, and decided to attend the lecture. “I liked it,” Kloszewski said. “I learned about the police force.” Kloszewski had a grandfather and great grandfather who worked in the mines. The next lecture will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at McVitty Auditorium in Sprowls Hall. History professor Elizabeth Ricketts will give the presentation “I Sold My Soul to the Company Town: Company Control in the Coal Patches of Western Pennsylvania, 1910-1930.” The lecture is free and open to the public. The series is in collaboration with IUP Museum’s exhibit of “A Walk Through Time: Pennsylvania’s Coal Culture, Featuring the Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Company Collection.” The University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall, is open from 2 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 12 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday; and 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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Washington Call: H1N1 hits Capitol Hill By LISA HOFFMAN Scripps Howard News Service

The first congressman came down with swine flu this past week. Rep. Greg Walden, a sixth-term Republican from rural Oregon, announced via Twitter that the virus had nailed him. “Just diagnosed with likely H1N1. Ugh. Off to seclusion for awhile,” the lawmaker, 52, tweeted Oct. 20. Rep. Melissa Bean, D-Ill., missed a key debate Tuesday, and earlier had been forced to cancel a swine-flu prevention event in suburban Chicago, after her daughter and then her husband were stricken by the bug, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Rep. Joe “You Lie” Wilson, R-S.C., said his wife, Roxanne, has it. And 10 of the 63 House of Representatives pages — high-school youths who serve as congressional go-fers — have come down with symptoms and been isolated. H1N1 vaccine arrived Wednesday in the Office of the Attending Physician in the U.S. Capitol, where lawmakers will be able to get the shot. Some might have to wait because the office says it is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s list of those with priority — health-care workers, pregnant women, children, young adults 18 through 24 years old and adults between 25 and 65 years old with underlying medical conditions — before providing the immunization to House and Senate members not in those categories. Each congressional office has received a “preparedness” package, which includes digital thermometers and surgical masks. More than 400 hand-sanitizer dispensers have been stationed in the Capitol and House and Senate office buildings. Highway construction workers have a tough enough job, but hair-splitting regulators have made it even more so. In 2004, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued what it calls a “letter of interpretation” to advise employers that those toiling in roadway work zones must wear reflective vests to help them avoid getting hit by passing vehicles. OSHA said it based that guidance on a clause in the federal Occupational

Safety and Health Act of 1970, specifically section 5 (a)(1). But two years later, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission wagged its collective finger at the agency, ruling that OSHA was wrong in claiming said section 5 (a)(1) as its justification. The commissioners deemed that OSHA’s letter, in fact, had only required workers covered by the Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, or MUCTD, to wear high-visibility garments. (Apparently, all highway workers aren’t covered by said manual.) Now, after five years of wrangling, OSHA has taken the bold stand of issuing a new letter, and this one says, MUCTD or no MUCTD, all road workers must wear the reflective vests. Between 2003 and 2007, there were 425 road construction work zone fatalities, OSHA reported. The Obama administration is scrambling to avoid a Halloween horror when it stages its high-profile Oct. 30 unveiling of a list of jobs being created by $150 billion-plus in economic recovery funds doled out around the country. A recent preliminary dump of data to — the administration’s portal through which project-by-project details will be publicly available and the emblem of the government “transparency” the president has pledged — was a mess, according to several government-spending watchdog groups. The information was reported and posted on the site’s spreadsheets in inconsistent ways, which makes comparison unworkable and conclusions unreliable, the groups said. The site also was unwieldy, requiring more than 100 downloads to access the information. Vet groups are hailing a new measure President Barack Obama signed into law last week that allows Congress to approve funding of veterans’ medical services a year in advance. That removes the annual uncertainty of budgeting created when Congress is late adopting a Veterans Administration budget. That’s been the case for 20 of the last 23 years, hampering the hiring of new staff and purchase of equipment.









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Hollywood’s pleas for mercy ring hollow By John kass Chicago Tribune MCT

Hollywood stars, producers and directors often pride themselves on their moral compass and their compassion for the victims of outrage. They insist upon speaking of it, even if nobody asks, on those TV talk shows while plugging their latest movie. Sometimes, to prove it, they’ll run out and adopt a child from an impoverished Third World nation. The child always has big eyes, innocent, hurting, in need. And now, in another fit of compassion, Hollywood royals are signing petitions, issuing statements, in the hope of saving one of their own: Roman Polanski. Polanski, the noted film director, is having trouble finishing his new thriller, “The Ghost,” because he’s being held in a jail cell in Zurich. “It’s a nightmare looming that the director might be in jail at the time,” Polanski’s film collaborator, Richard Harris, was quoted as saying Wednesday. “But we will just have to cope with this. ... I’m sure he would want the film to go ahead, having worked on it for two years.” A movie in limbo is terrible. Almost as bad as justice in limbo. As many of you know, Polanski is otherwise indisposed because he’s being held as a fugitive convicted of having sex with a minor, and is awaiting extradition to the United States.

In 1977, when he was 44, Polanski took 13-year-old model Samantha Gailey into the home of actor Jack Nicholson, gave her a quaalude and some champagne, and then forced himself on her as she repeatedly begged to go home, according to her grand jury testimony. Polanski pleaded guilty to sex with the child, then fled to Europe when he became afraid of doing time in prison. Polanski’s great champion, Miramax studio boss Harvey Weinstein — dismissing the outrage against a child as “the so-called crime” — is pushing a petition for Polanski’s release on moral grounds. “Hollywood has the best moral compass, because it has compassion,” Weinstein said recently. “We were the people who did the fundraising telethon for the victims of 9/11. We were there for the victims of Katrina and any world catastrophe.” Anjelica Huston, Nicholson’s former girlfriend, was in the home when the crime occurred. According to a probation report in Polanski’s case, Huston knocked on a bedroom door and Polanski opened it, naked, and told her everything was all right. Then he closed the door and continued with the girl. Huston said Samantha looked older than 13. Another woman in the home said Samantha seemed like one of those young women who wanted to get into the movies. “She seemed sullen, which I thought was a little rude,” Huston told investigators. Years later, Huston would direct an acclaimed movie

titled “Bastard Out of Carolina,” about a girl, sometimes sullen, who was repeatedly raped by her stepfather. In Carolina, not in Hollywood. Hollywood is the place where director Woody Allen is honored as a great talent. He once made me laugh. But then he ran off with Soon-Yi, the adopted daughter of his longtime girlfriend, Mia Farrow. When Allen first met Soon-Yi, she was a child, young enough for bedtime stories. And I couldn’t help but wonder whether Woody ever read “Winnie the Pooh” to the girl, about Piglet and the Heffalump. That killed my Woody Allen laugh buzz. The industry has a well-documented history of exploiting young girls, their bodies in real life, their images up on the screen, to be sold as sexual objects, the age of the females ever younger and younger, just as the Kill Movies grow more graphic and gory with each passing year. It’s called being “edgy.” “[The Polanski arrest] is based on a three-decades-old case that is dead but for minor technicalities,” said actress Debra Winger. “We stand by him and await his release and his next masterpiece.” But isn’t his masterpiece already here? It’s the story of the defense of the director who had sex with a child, as told by compassionate Hollywood royals. It says everything we need to know about what they think of themselves — and of us.

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Helen Keller more than just advocate for disabled By kathi Wolfe MCT

My eyes teared up on Oct. 7, when I, along with other blind and visually impaired people, felt the statue of Helen Keller that was unveiled that day in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. I was moved by the statue’s depiction of Keller, age 7, standing over the pump (made famous by “The Miracle Worker”) at the moment when she learns the meaning of language. I’m proud that the bronze likeness of Keller, who became blind and deaf at the age of 19 months, is the first statue of a disabled person to be placed in the capitol. What I find most inspiring about Keller, however, isn’t the story of her childhood but her passion for and work toward justice and equality for everyone. “Today, we recognize her as that child, but also as the woman she became: ... politically active, and a standard bearer for the great causes of her age and of ours,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at the statue unveiling ceremony. Keller, who lived from 1880 to 1968, defied the low expectations that our country has historically had of people with disabilities. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1904, wrote many books, traveled the world and worked to improve living conditions for disabled people. When I think about Iraq War veterans who are returning home with disabilities, I recall Keller’s visits with soldiers wounded in World War II. Keller, like most of us with disabilities, didn’t believe that we should be pitied. Disabled veterans “do not want to be treated as heroes,” she said. “They want to be able to live naturally and to be treated as human beings.” Though Keller worked for 44 years with the American Foundation for the

“Today, we recognize her as that child, but also as the woman she became: ... politically active, and a standard bearer for the great causes of her age and of ours ... ” — Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker at the statue unveiling ceremony Blind, her social concern was far from limited to people with disabilities. “My work for the blind ... has never occupied a center in my personality,” she wrote. “My sympathies are with all who struggle for justice.” Throughout her life, Keller opposed racism. “It should bring a blush of shame to the face of every true American,” she wrote to the vice president of the NAACP in 1916, “to know that 10 million of his countrymen are denied the equal protection of the laws.” Keller was also an early feminist, speaking out on the rights of women to get an education and to work. She was an advocate for birth control. And Keller, whose books had been burned by the Nazis, was one of the first to decry the horrors of the Holocaust. At a time when unions were even less popular than they are now, Keller said that the labor movement “is essential for democracy.” At the height of McCarthyism, she spoke out against the House Un-American Activities Committee. Though it never conducted a full investigation of Keller, the FBI kept a file on her. Many people in this country and around the world will be touched when they see or hear about the newly unveiled statue of Helen Keller. I hope her statue will inspire all of us to work for justice, not only for people with disabilities, but for everyone.



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Letter to the editor Last year was an amazing time at IUP. Record numbers of students registered to vote and let their voices be heard at the polls. Students became participants and not just spectators in the American democratic process. This year is not a presidential election year. There is an election Nov. 3, however. Students may have noticed signs around town for offices such as school board, mayor, or township supervisors to name just a few. None of the candidates are known on the national stage, but all have the potential to impact students’ lives in tangible ways. Here are a few examples: • Borough council members and the mayor establish policies that

directly relate to off-campus housing. The change in the cost of a Borough parking permit for students is a prime example of this. • Students access recreational areas such as White’s Woods or Getty Heights Park. White Township supervisors oversee those areas and make policies regarding their maintenance. • Education majors are all affected by policies regarding pre-student teaching observations that are set by the Indiana Area School Board. Students who live at home may also have brothers or sisters in school who will be affected by board policies. These are just a few examples of the impact that these offices have

on IUP students. Of course, it is also important to vote because it is your duty as a person in this community to be involved in electing decision makers. If you are still registered here in Indiana, get to know the candidates. Check out their Web sites and find out about the issues. If you’re registered at home, find out about your local candidates and get out there and vote.

—Dr. David Ferguson Assistant Professor of Music Candidate for Indiana Area School Board

Well everyone, it is that time of the semester once again. It time to schedule. Scheduling began Oct. 15 and will continue through November for undergraduate students. All scheduling dates will depend on your academic year, which will begin with the freshmen and end with sophomores. Seniors will go second and juniors will go third. Keep in mind that students who schedule after Dec. 12 will have to pay a $100 fee to schedule. It will increase to $200 if you schedule on Jan. 12. For more information on when to schedule, students should visit their URSA accounts, log in, click the “Student Services” link and click registration. From there, click “Check your Registration Status” and then click the submit button on the page for Spring 2010. Students will need a PIN to enter. Your adviser that you are assigned for the start of your freshman year will provide that PIN to you. Without that PIN, you will not be able to schedule any of the classes you need to take. Everyone must meet with their adviser and get their PIN before they can go into their URSA and schedule. Students have found scheduling to be a major pain. A lot of times, students find the classes they need to schedule are not available for them to take. Students will have to work around that and try to substitute other classes in and make sure it works for their schedule. The easiest way to schedule around will be to create a backup plan before you schedule. Students who create backup plans usually find it easier to schedule their classes than students with no backup plans. Also, students need to make sure they schedule early. As soon as you are allowed and able to schedule, do not wait. Think of it as first come, first serve. The first students to schedule a class are the first ones to get into their classes they need. If the class you need fills up almost immediately, your best bet is to contact the professor or department chair for an override. Good luck scheduling, students!

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Michael Jackson’s second career takes off this week By steve knopper Newsday MCT

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Like Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Kurt Cobain and Tupac Shakur, Michael Jackson is just beginning his career as Pop Star Who Will Never Really Die. His movie “This Is It,” based on rehearsal footage for the tour he was supposed to begin in July, comes out tonight, and his first posthumous album, the movie soundtrack, is also out. Four months after his death, he’s one of the most active performers in the music business, and he’s up for five American Music Awards, too. MORE MUSIC: “This Is It,” a lovesick ballad, co-written with Paul Anka, with slinky funk guitar and strings, is Jackson’s first “new” song since he died. And it just happens to share a title with the movie. The song is actually one of the hundreds of unreleased tracks he left in the vaults, according to estimates from Sony Music executives, and surely just the beginning of a flood of new releases. THE FILM: A 12-minute clip for the film was previewed for the media last week, showing Jackson practicing and singing in fine form, according to The Associated Press. Though the King of Pop looked frail, he playfully danced with a woman as he sang “The Way You Make Me Feel” and was shown warming up during a performance of “Human Nature.” REALITY SETS IN: Before Jackson’s death, ex-Jackson 5 singers Jackie, Jermaine, Tito and Marlon were filming the A&E reality show “The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty.” It’s still supposed to air in December – and is likely to

be a bigger ratings bonanza than it was before June 25. The preshow drama: Will Jackson’s three children – Prince (12), Paris (11) and Blanket (7) – appear? A&E reps first said “no” but later pleaded too-soon-to-tell. MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Speaking of Jermaine Jackson, the singer is still planning a tribute show, “In Memory of Michael Jackson,” in London next June. “Several leading artists” will participate, Jermaine writes on, and the still-tobe-announced venue will hold 70,000 people. If this thing actually comes together, here’s hoping Pia Zadora will show up to revisit “When the Rain Begins to Fall,” her smash 1985 duet with Jermaine. ESTATE BATTLE: The battle for Jackson’s estate remains in limbo. On one side, his court-appointed executors, attorney John Branca and music-business veteran John McClain, have made massive deals worth $100 million, much of it from the “This Is It” movie. On the other, Jackson’s mother, Katherine, has been complaining that her family lacks “a seat at the table,” and has been shuffling attorneys to help her gain more control in L.A. courts. DEATH CAN’T STOP HIM: Jackson has sold 5.9 million solo albums since his death – provoking sad flashbacks to 1982, when “Thriller” all but pulled the record business out of a recession. “Without a doubt, [Jackson’s death] helped the music industry,” said Silvio Pietroluongo, Billboard’s charts director. Jackson is likely to be the bestselling artist of 2009; album sales overall are down 20 percent, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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Snoring harmful and not just to snorer By judy stark

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Snoring denies you restorative deep sleep. It can set you up for illness, irritation, high blood pressure, chronic tiredness and poor performance at work. And you’re not even the snorer. No, it’s the bed partner of the snorer – we’ll call you the snoree – who suffers. The spouse or partner “has a sleep disorder too,” says Greg Kantner, clinical coordinator at St. Anthony’s Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. It’s not just annoying to be taking your pillow and blanket down the hall to the guest room when you just can’t stand the snoring another minute; it can be hazardous to your health. “The spouse or partner is tired all day. They talk to their doctor and say, I’m tired and I don’t know why, I slept all night and I don’t feel refreshed,” Kantner said. Even if the snoree wasn’t actually awakened, she – it’s often she – is denied the deep stages of sleep that everyone needs for real rest. In extreme cases, her hearing may be damaged by what ought to be the sound of silence but instead is the bray of snoring. Who snores? Mostly men, and mostly between the ages of 40 and 70, but children as young as 5 have been treated, and there are plenty of female snorers. Snoring is reported in 44 percent of men and 28 percent of women between the ages of 30 and 60, says Dr. Jose Perez of the Sleep Disorders Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Fla. Why do we snore? Here’s the quickie anatomy lesson: When you breathe through your mouth, the uvula and soft palate at the back of the throat start to vibrate. If the airflow in the breathing passage is blocked, the sound becomes louder. While we’re asleep, the muscles of the tongue and jaw relax and the soft palate can fall back into the throat, blocking the airway. You snore. So a couple of ways to stop snoring are to lose some weight or otherwise reduce that floppy tissue in the back of the throat that’s cutting off the air supply. “Sometimes it’s something very simple: You look in someone’s mouth and see that they’ve got humongous tonsils. So you remove

the tonsils,” Perez said, and relief is on the way. In 1966 researchers identified Obstructive Sleep Apnea as a real condition in which breathing stops. When the body becomes aware that it is short of air, it will do whatever it can to get some. A period of silence, with no breathing, is followed by a desperate, panicky snort and gasp that often wakes up even the snorer. Some people who die in their sleep do so because they are deprived of oxygen by the tissue that blocks the airflow. Sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, among other conditions. Not all snoring is linked to sleep apnea. Some people snore because they have nasal congestion, rhinitis or a deviated nasal septum. Surgery may repair an impaired upper airway. Some people suffer from insomnia. Some people are born with narrow airways. Some have endocrine disorders. Some of us snore when we have a bad cold and breathe through our mouths. The snoring stops when the cold goes away. Today, many snorers, or their long-suffering partners, seek relief at sleep labs. They undergo a nightlong test that measures bodily functions through electrodes that are attached all over the body. They measure brain waves, heartbeats, eye, chin and leg movements, breathing, blood oxygen levels and more. Patients check in early in the evening, get themselves hooked up, then fall asleep as they normally do. Researchers monitor them throughout the night. Based on their findings and diagnosis, they can recommend a variety of therapies. Sometimes it’s as simple as sewing a tennis ball into the back of the snorer’s T-shirt, which makes back sleeping uncomfortable. Typically, snoring decreases when the snorer sleeps on his side. Or a doctor might recommend a special pillow to hold the head up and keep the airway open. Nasal strips open up the passages so sleepers can breathe through their noses. There are spray mists to keep the throat passages moist; dry passages are more snore-prone than moist ones. There are mouthpieces to hold the jaw up and the airway open. Or surgery may be called for to shrink the vibrating tissue.


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IUP student debuts new ballet piece By anne Marie Fults Contributing Writer

This past weekend Derek Cooper (senior, music theory and composition) debuted his first full-length ballet piece titled “The Collector of Beauty.” The ballet took place in Victorian England at the turn of the 20th century. In the ballet, John Beringer (Evan Grabowski) realizes he can capture the souls of beautiful young women after he accidentally kills his lover at a dance. As the ballet progresses Beringer continues to murder, and the women of the town fear for their safety. As the death toll rises, the detective and police are under pressure from the town to put an end to the murders, and even make a wrongful accusation and conviction. During the trial of the wrongly accused man, the detective’s daughter catches the eye of Beringer, and for the next few scenes she narrowly escapes death on a couple occasions. Beringer becomes so obsessed with her soul that he climbs through her window while she is sleeping and attempts to suffocate her with a pillow. His obsession is what eventually leads to his capture as the girl’s mother walks into the room and catches him in the act. A frenzied chase follows, and Beringer is eventually caught and arrested. At the trial, Beringer releases all the souls of the women he’s captured

as a diversion. In the commotion that ensues, Beringer is able to escape his chains, murder the detective’s daughter and escape. In a turn of events, he attempts to murder a young woman in a Latin dance club, and as a result is killed by a group of young women. He is reunited with his love, but the soul of the detective’s daughter takes away the soul of Beringer, and he is again separated from his love. The piece was a learning experience for Cooper and posed many new challenges. He faced the challenge of making the music fit the dance without any knowledge of dance or what is possible for the dancers. When writing the music for the show, Cooper often visualized the final product and what the dancers would be doing. While challenging, it was also a rewarding experience for Cooper. When asked what his favorite part of the process was Cooper recalled how exciting it was, to come in and see dancers moving to his music. He also said that it was nice to work with personalities outside of the music department. The piece was also very challenging for the dancers. According to Holly Boda-Sutton, who choreographed the piece, the dance was challenging because it mixed genres, involved heavy acting and made the dancers work with period costumes. Another issue many dancers had to face was the scenes of stylized violence. There were many gruesome moments in the play that many dancers had not been faced with prior to this show.

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Meeting of the Marked helps gain respect for tattoo artists By angie marie woody Senior Staff Writer

The 17th annual Meeting of the Marked Tattoo Arts Expo will bring tattoo artists of regional, state and national renown to the Radisson Hotel Greentree in Pittsburgh Friday through Sunday. Timothy Azinger of Pinnacle Tattoo in Pittsburgh and the event’s two other co-founders had originally held MOM to bring tattooing’s potential to the public, garnering more respect for the medium. “A lot of people thought it was an outsider or low-brow art. We wanted a safe indoor setting where people could see what tattooing had to offer as a medium,” Azinger said. As people’s perceptions of tattoos have transformed so, too, has the convention. MOM has expanded to draw tattoo artists from around the world, to display the artists’ other mediums as well as to provide presentations on safety, new products and different techniques. “Ten to 12 of the shops of the 60 represented are from Pittsburgh or the Western Pa. area. The rest are out of the region, state or country,” Azinger said. All of the artists had to submit references and portfolios. “Anyone that is tattooing at the convention has proven himself to be a refutable artist, submitted references and a portfolio,” Azinger said. The convention has something to offer for both enthusiasts and professionals. Seminars for professions will include “Realism in Tattooing” by Ron “Big Daddy” Myers, “Gut Level Tattooing II” with Jeff Gogue,

and “Tony Urbanek Tattoo Machine Building” by the 10-year machinebuilding veteran. Enthusiasts that have tattoos completed on the convention floor by artists registered at the convention can enter to receive $100 in cash and a handcrafted trophy courtesy of Gogue. The artist who applied the tattoo will receive a tattoo machine from Chris De Witt of Amoeba Designs, a Critical Tattoo CX-2 digital power supply and a one-year subscription to Tattoo Artist Magazine courtesy of TAM. Tattoo of the Day contests will be held at 10 p.m. Friday, 10 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. For all other live contest categories a $5 entry fee is applied. Competition for the top three full back tattoos, full sleeve tattoos, portrait/realistic tattoos and traditional tattoos will be judged at 8 p.m. Friday. Small, medium and large black/grey tattoos will be judged at 8 p.m. Saturday. Small, medium and large color tattoos will be judged at 4 p.m. Sunday. A panel of judges will determine three winners in each category based on a pre-determined point system. In addition to planning MOM and tattooing full-time at Pinnacle Tattoo, Azinger works on two other conventions: one in Reno, Nev., and another in Seattle. He is a consultant for Skindustry Expo in Allentown, which will be held April 23-25, 2010. For a list of the shops represented, click on to mom09vendors.html. For more information on the convention, visit or call 412-5315319. Admission at the door will cost $10/day for adults. Children 14 and under will be admitted for free.

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Keep warm, environmentally friendly this winter By supriya doshi RedEye MCT

Ugh, I hate that our heat is on in October. We tried to avoid it as long as we could, but when the thermostat hit 59 recently, we flipped the switch. Unfortunately, like many of the apartments in big cities, mine is kinda old with drafty windows and a very inefficient ventilation system. And no working ventilation in my room to speak of. A 40-degree room in the dead of February is not ideal. But considering the cost – and environmental impact – of forced

heat, we’ve got to be more creative in how we keep warm. 1. Plastic is your friend – at least when it comes to sealing off your windows. Unfortunately, replacing the windows and doors is not a feasible option for most of us. So this is the next best option. Window insulation comes in kits and is easy to put up. It does an amazing job at keeping that draft at bay. 2. Change out your furnace’s filter. If it’s dirty, it’s making the furnace run inefficiently and costing you more money. 3. Reverse your fans to run clockwise.

I know it sounds counter-intuitive to have fans running during the winter, but reversing the direction helps move warm air down from the ceiling. 4. Drink and eat warm stuff. When it gets cold out, I’ve constantly got a mug of tea in front of me. Soups are good for warding off chills, too. But don’t stand in front of your open oven to stay warm, please. 5. Program your thermostat so it is lower while you’re at work and at night. It doesn’t do any good to heat your place when you’re not there! We typically keep ours at 67 or 68 when we’re home. At night it’s at 62.

6. Get an electric blanket or small space heater. These use a lot less energy – and cost a lot less – than running your furnace higher. This especially works well when you’ve got a room like mine that varies in temperature more than the rest of the place. Just make sure to turn off and unplug them when you wake up. 7. Get cozy. I would love to wear shorts and tanks all winter long in my living room, but we can’t all live in Florida. Put on a sweatshirt and turn the thermostat down a few degrees. Aim for somewhere between 63 and 68 when you’re around.


Every night ‘Saturday Night’ for Brad Paisley By glenn gamboa Newsday MCT

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Brad Paisley is on a roll. Not only did he and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams, welcome their second son, Jasper, to the family in February, Paisley’s last 10 singles have all gone to No. 1 on the country charts. His new album, “American Saturday Night,” topped the country charts as well, landing him seven CMA nominations, including entertainer of the year. His current tour celebrated its millionth concertgoer of the year last week by giving him a new truck. (“It was one of my favorite moments as a recording artist ever,” Paisley saID, with a laugh, calling from a tour stop in Tampa. “I felt like Oprah.”) Q. How does it affect you as an artist and a person to have every area of your life going so well? A. I’m not one of these artists who has to have a hitch to be happy, somebody who sabotages stuff. It’s very common for people to get successful, and the pressure of it or the perfection of it can cause somebody to screw it up on purpose. ... I’m not like that, thankfully. I’m able to enjoy what’s going on right now without the fear of “Will it always be like this?” because I know it won’t. Q. There’s been some controversy with some songs on the album because they reflected your personal politics. Were you expecting that? A. Yeah. ... People can take something the wrong way, no matter what it is. When you tell someone that you love them, that doesn’t always go well, and I can’t think of a better thing to say to anybody ... The song “Welcome to the Future” was written carefully, nonpolitically. It was written about celebrating the positives of living in 2009 ... As a country that has had some of the worst racial divides in the history of mankind, we elected the first mixed-race president. Regardless of who you voted for, I think everyone was able to see that accomplishment.

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Crimson Hawks drop the ball against Clarion, 30-28 By vaughn johnson Sports Editor

How far has IUP football fallen in the past 12 months? If anyone judges it by its 30-28 loss to Clarion Saturday, then the answer is pretty far. IUP’s loss Saturday was its first at the hands of Clarion since 2001. The loss also has IUP clinging to the hope of a winning season — a feeling that IUP football is not used to having. “Its something we’re not used to, it’s something we’re not proud of at all,” said running back Tobias Robinson. “I never had feeling like this before in my four years being here,” said defensive back Akwasi Owusu-Ansah. “I don’t think I felt this way in high school.” IUP is now 4-5 overall and 1-5 in the PSAC West — a mere one game better than winless Lock Haven. “It bothers me because you come to this school to win,” said quarterback Pat Smith. “If you ask all the seniors they always win.” Midway through the second quarter Saturday, this feeling did not seem possible. The Crimson Hawks were leading Clarion 21-10 after a 60-yard bomb from Smith to receiver Mychal Skinner. “We work on it a lot and it finally came through,” Smith said about the play. It looked as if Clarion was ready to fold up the tent as they usually do when they fall behind the usually powerful Crimson Hawks. But these aren’t the same powerful Crimson Hawks, nor are the Golden Eagles pushovers. The Golden Eagles went on to score 20 unanswered points behind two touchdowns from running back Alfonso Hoggard and another from quarterback Tyler Huether. The Eagles had a 30-21 lead going into the fourth quarter. Hoggard finished the game with 162 yards rushing as the IUP defense struggled to find the pint-sized runner, who is listed at a generous 5 foot 6 inches. “[Clarion has] some skilled guys on offense,” Head Coach Lou Tepper said. In the fourth quarter, the Crimson Hawks switched from their somewhat successful ground attack to a fivereceiver spread offense, with Smith completing numerous short passes to a plethora of targets. The switch proved to be a successful one as they drove all the way down the field and let true freshman Harvie

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Tuck bash his way into the end zone from one yard out to put the score to 30-28 with 10:05 left in the game. With the success of the offense, it seemed inevitable that IUP would regain the lead, but it did not happened. On its last drive, IUP was faced with a fourth-and-six at the Clarion 36-yard line. With the ball too far out of kicker Craig Burgess’s range and not enough time to punt and expect to get the ball back, IUP decided to go for it on fourth down, but failed to convert after receiver Roy-al Edwards dropped the ball with only 1:13 left in the game. After the game, Tepper did not seem to regret his decision to go for it. “I told Craig Burgess, ‘If Neil Rackers had been the kicker I wouldn’t have tried to kick a 53 yarder in a cross-wind,’” he said. “With fourth-and-six we thought we had a legitimate chance to make it,” he added. The win for Clarion improved them to 6-3 overall and 5-1 in the PSAC West and guaranteed it its first winning season since 2002. The game meant so much to the program at Clarion that the game ball was presented to the university president after the game. As for the Crimson Hawks, they are left hoping that they’re not the first team to have a losing season in two decades. Smith is admittedly afraid of the possibility. “Yes, I am [afraid],” he said. “I hate to lose. Losing is the worst thing ever.”

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It was a rough weekend for the Crimson Hawks as they had tough road games against Gannon and Edinboro. For the first game, the Hawks traveled to Erie to play against Gannon. The first set started out well for the Hawks when they jumped out to an early lead, but they couldn’t hold on to it. Gannon came back to win the first set by a score of 25-19. Just like the first set, the Hawks came out to take an early lead in the second. The Hawks couldn’t hold Gannon off and lost the second set by the score of 25-21. In the third set, Gannon came out strong and took an early lead and never let up. The Hawks lost the third set by a 25-19 score. Even through the tough loss, the Hawks had some good play from Danielle Ostendorf, who had four kills and three blocks. Chelsey Kreinbrook added 18 assists. On Saturday the Hawks tried to

bounce back against Edinboro. They came out strong in the first set and took it with a score of 25-21. The Fighting Scots came out in the second set with a big win at 25-21. The third set looked like it was going to be the turning point of the match. The Hawks prevailed at 25-22. With its backs against the wall, Edinboro came out in the fourth set with a purpose. It was a hard fight on both sides, but Edinboro pulled it out at 25-21. With the loss in the fourth set, the Hawks came out a little flat in the fifth set and lost 15-8. After the two losses the Hawks record fell to 15-13 (8-7). The Hawks will finally have a nice stretch of home games next week. They will host Glenville State on Tuesday, Clarion on Friday and Slippery Rock on Saturday. This will be the first meeting of the year against Glenville State. The Hawks are going to look for revenge against Clarion for the loss earlier in the season when they lost by a score of three sets to one. The Hawks are going to try and sweep the season series against Slippery Rock. The Hawks won the first meeting three sets to one.

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1 bedroom for 2 tenants. $600 per month. Includes utilities. 349-312. 1-5 bedroom apartments and houses. 349-5312. 5, 3, 2 and one single apartments and houses for rent. Please visit our website @ or details. Walter Stanley Realty. Student Rentals. 320 Gompers Ave. 1/2 bedroom. $450 plus utilities. available Spring ‘10. 724-465-0100 Nice two and three bedroom apartments. Very close to campus. $1900 per semester per student. Nice one bedroom in quiet neighborhood. Rent yearly at $460 per month. Available May. 724-354-2247. Heath Housing Now Leasing for Fall and Spring 2010/2011. Furnished apartments for 3 - 5 students next to campus. Utilities and cable tv/HBO included. Also single rooms with AC, private bath and micro-fridge. 724-4639560 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and house. Some furnished. $1475 to $1650. 724-388-3388. Fall ‘09 Spring ‘10 1 to 5 bedroom house/ apartments. Close to campus with great amenities. Free parking. 724388-5831. THE RACE IS ON! The choice apartments are taken by Thanksgiving. SHOP NOW at aspx NORMA WHITE REALTY 724-422-3161

5 bedroom 2 bath house. 1000 ft from campus. W/D. Free parking. $1750 per student per semester. 814-446-5355 or 814-241-4699. 3 bedroom 2 bath house. W/D. 1000 ft from campus. Free parking. Central ac. $1850 per student per semester. 814446-5355 or 814-241-4699. 5 bedroom 2 bath house. W/D. 1000 ft from campus. Free parking. $1750 per student per semester. 814-446-5355 or 814-241-4699. Room for rent Spring 2010 in 3 bedroom house with 2 female roommates. $1800 per semester. Includes utilities except internet, cable and electricity. Contact Danielle 814-335-1932. New Listing for Fall 2010. 2,4, Bedroom Houses. Fully furnished, washer/ dryer/ parking. 724-422-6757 5, 7 bedroom houses. Nonsmokers. Fall 2010 Spring 2011. 724-349-8968.

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The Answers to Today’s Puzzles!

The good, the bad, the ugly

Penn columnist goes through highs, lows of NFL Leading up to Week 7 of Well, Lamar Woodley’s fumble the NFL season, the general return for a touchdown (which consensus amongst my friends looked oddly similar to James was that this season has been Harrison’s interception return almost too good to be true. in the Super Bowl), and Keyaron Almost every week have been Fox’s interception return for a entertained by last-minute TD sealed the win for the now finishes, come-from-behind 5-2 Pittsburgh Steelers. wins and an overall great prodThe Steelers are used to uct by the NFL. knocking off undefeated teams. Then Week 7 happened. Of It seems like every year they the 12 games played, are put to the test, only two of them and every year they were decided by sinanswer the call. gle digits. Sunday, though, Six games were proved one thing for won by 25 points sure: Defense wins or more. Of all the championships. NFL seasons I can Saints still marchremember, I caning not recall when the When you’re gap between By maurice johnson u n d e f e a t e d , elite teams and opposing teams Sports Columnist cellar clubs was so are especially huge. gunning for you Now onto the action from to hold the exclusive bragging Week 7: rights of handing you your first D-termined to win loss (just ask Favre and the Sunday’s game between Vikings). the Pittsburgh Steelers and It almost looked like the Minnesota Vikings marked Miami Dolphins would have the first time where Ben those rights when they went Roethlisberger and Brett Favre into the locker room up 24-10 played against each other. against the New Orleans Statistics-wise, Favre out- Saints. played Ben by a bunch. Then Drew Brees decided to But for all the yards Favre play. Including his one-yard TD threw, he couldn’t convert any run with five seconds left in the of them into points. first half, Brees led the Saints The Pittsburgh Steelers’ on a 43-10 run after that point defense was the answer to in the game. many questions on the day. That has to be discouraging Would Favre throw all over the for a Dolphins team that had to field? think this game was wrapped Would Peterson have all day up. to run? The thing is, the Saints’ How would the Steelers offense can score so quickly overcome their inept offense? that no lead is safe. Ever.

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And did anyone else see the Reggie Bush sighting Sunday? Early in the fourth quarter, Bush took a double-reverse, headed up field and scored from six yards out. And by that, I mean he literally jumped from the six-yard line into the end zone. Simply amazing. Now onto the Good, the Bad and the Ugly from Week 7: The Good Cincinnati Bengals’ running back Cedric Benson geared up to face the team that traded him away last year, the Chicago Bears. Benson must have had this game circled on the calendar as he ran all over the Bears for 189 yards and a touchdown. Cedric TresDos looked like the star running back he failed to live up to in Chicago. (Okay, I guess Chad Ochocinco is the only time that works, but TresDos does have a ring to it.) But the Windy City definitely found one thing out on Sunday: Revenge is a dish best served cold. The Bad Earlier I mentioned how Week 7 was the week of blowouts. Six teams were blown out at home on Sunday. Of those six games, the combined score was 203-32. The six teams blown out were the usual suspects: the Browns, Chiefs, Rams, Bucs, Panthers and Raiders. The disgust that was on those sidelines will probably be used in the next Coors Light commercial to describe a competitor’s beer. I can see it now: “Cleveland Head Coach Eric Mangini, do you drink Bud Light?� “No, that game left enough of a bad taste in my mouth.� The Ugly As big of a Steelers’ supporter that I am, I can still admit that what Adrian Peterson did to William Gay was just disrespectful. Not only did he run him over, but Peterson put his cleat into Gay’s chest. Ouch. Now, you can make any inference you want between William’s tackling and his last name, but I will just say that Adrian Peterson is the best running back in the league right now.

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Have you ever had a supernatural experience?

“Yes. In Sutton Hall on the fourth floor.” — Kayla Makel (senior, physical therapy)

“I don’t believe in ghosts.” — Brittany Dichello (junior, economics)

“I’ve never experienced anything, but I believe in ghosts.” — Jess Daily (freshman, family and consumer sciences)

“Never. I believe in it, though.” — Megan Slater (junior, biology education)

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