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UNH professors Michael Palace and Joel Hartter have been conducting research in Uganda over the past year.
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Huddleston projects upcoming budget deficit to reach $21 million By IAN FERGUSON STAFF WRITER
In a letter posted to the Campus Journal website on Sept. 28, UNH President Mark Huddleston announced a projected $21 million budget deﬁcit in the coming years. “The budget news was sobering,” President Huddleston wrote. “Even after the savings made possible by our short-term measures, we anticipate a deﬁcit of approximately
$2.2 million in the current ﬁscal year and a growing structural deﬁcit of $13 million and $21 million in the two years following.” The projections, which came out of a president’s cabinet board meeting two weeks ago, are largely the result of a $32.5 million cut in state funding for the University. Passed in the State House of Representatives last spring, and put into effect over the summer, the cuts are the steepest cuts to state funding of higher education in the nation, and repre-
sent a 48 percent reduction from last year’s state funding. Even before the cuts, New Hampshire had the lowest per-capita support of higher education in the country, according to the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute. President Huddleston also announced an open forum to discuss the budget and address questions about ongoing budget planning. The forum will be held Oct. 13 at 12:45 in the BUDGET continued on page 3
UNH President Mark Huddleston predicts a hefty budget deficit in the coming years.
New food cart on campus embraces the unhealthy
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Jack Stone’s menu includes mac ‘n cheese dogs, pizza rolls By ALISON RITROSKY CONTRIBUTING WRITER
More than 300 students waited hours for their chance to take a ride in a Marine helicopter on Wednesday and enjoy views like this.
Helicopter rides offer students breathtaking view of campus By CORINNE HOLROYD STAFF WRITER
Durham’s Marine Corps Ofﬁcer Selection Team offered students free rides in a helicopter, taking off from Boulder Field and circling 1000 feet over campus on Wednesday. According to the mass email sent to UNH students announcing the rides, the original plan was for the event to run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. However, after over 300 students waited in line, the rides continued until 5 p.m. Capt. John Webb, one of the Marines who set up the helicopter rides, put together the event “to get the word out” about the Selection Team and give information to students about both the ofﬁcer and aviation programs. RAYA AL-HASHMI/STAFF
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Marines spent hours giving helicopter tours to students on Wednesday.
With its ﬂashing lights and delicious aroma, it’s hard not to be drawn in. Jack Stone’s, a new carryout restaurant located behind Durham Bike on Pettee Brook Lane, offers a “delicious alternative to healthy food” to students and residents of Durham. Its food selection ranges from deep-fried hot dogs topped with mac ‘n cheese to the bacon dog to pizza rolls--the only thing you won’t ﬁnd on the menu is a salad. Owners Christopher Parece and Daniel MacNeil are both former UNH students who made a living as bartenders until now. “We wanted to open a bigger restaurant, but we couldn’t because of the economy,” said Parece. “So we went as small as we could. Food carts are the new trend, they’re all over New York City.” Jack Stone’s is housed in a small trailer that the owners built themselves. Resembling a trailer one would ﬁnd at a carnival, it is decorated with red and white lights that blink and ﬂash. It is an attraction that lights up the night. Although the new joint serves a few customers for dinner, it has made most of its money from students’ late night snack cravings on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Its hours, once 4 p.m. until 2 a.m. on the weekends, are now from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. “We can’t afford to lose our proﬁts,” Parece said. Jack Stones’ food is affordable and good, according to students. Good, however, equals tasty, not necessarily healthy. Depending on the restaurant’s success, its owners may or may not add some healthier foods to their menu. Dr. Joanne Burke, a nutrition professor at UNH, says that in the college environment, cheaper food is easy to entice a customer with. “But, healthy can and should also taste good,” Burke said. “Though healthy sometimes is perJACK STONE’S continued on page 3
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UNH Professor awarded grant
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The Lion King returns in 3D
6 Assistant Professor of geography Joel Hartter was awarded the National Science Foundation grant in order to research human and climate effects in Uganda.
Kaburst links up local businesses
9 The Disney classic, ‘The Lion King,’ makes a temporary return to the big screen in a remastered 3D version.
Football to take on ‘Nova’
12 A new social media site offers a way for Seacoast-area businesses to “connect with [their] local community,” by instituting an easy-to-use advertising method.
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New tool will give clearer picture on total college cost By JUSTIN POPE Associated Press
It sounds like a simple question: How much is a college actually going to cost? In fact, it’s a slippery one. But thanks to a federal mandate, a new tool to help students and families pin down an answer is finally arriving this month: a fairly simple online calculator to estimate what you can expect to pay to attend any college in the United States. The new “net price calculators” are already up and running on many college websites ahead of the Oct. 29 legal deadline. They are designed to provide the non-binding cost estimates based on a few relatively straightforward questions about family finances. More broadly, they’re supposed to help students navigate one of the most confusing aspects of the college matchmaking process. While a school’s “list price” is usually easy enough to identify, students often don’t hear until long after they’ve applied and gotten acceptance letters what will be their “net price” - the sometimes substantially lower cost after scholarships and discounts are applied.
A new tool to help students and families pin down an answer is finally arriving this month: a fairly simple online calculator to estimate what you can expect to pay to attend any college in the United States. Now colleges are obliged to make the estimating calculators publicly available on their websites. Supporters predict two main effects, both positive. Some families may be surprised how much college will still cost them, but at least they’ll know more accurately which schools are affordable, and how much they need to save. Other families, meanwhile, may be pleasantly surprised by the discounts, and won’t cross off potential matches for fear they’re unaffordable. That could lead to more students considering high-priced private institutions where applicants are often scared off by sticker price shock. “For those of us who are higher cost, we get ruled out right off the bat,” said Linda Parker, director of
financial aid at Union College in New York, which has had its version of the net-price calculator running on its website since January. “When they find out we have pretty generous scholarships we offer, and we meet full demonstrated need for the students we admit, it’s not out of their reach.” At private, nonprofit four-year colleges, the most recent College Board annual survey reported published tuition and fees averaged $27,293. That’s expensive, to be sure. But fewer people realize fulltime students at those schools receive grant aid and tax breaks totaling on average $16,000. The average net cost of attending private colleges has actually declined over the last five years. Take the example of a fictional Massachusetts family, the Medians, choosing between the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the state’s public flagship institution, or to Amherst College, an elite private liberal arts school two miles down North Pleasant Street. Amherst College has much higher prices but also a 10-figure endowment and substantial financial aid to spread over its small student body. At first, the state school looks like the obvious choice: the UMassAmherst lists total yearly costs, including room, board, books and other expenses at $22,408 per year. Amherst College’s total costs are $57,348. But then the AP went to the schools’ net-price calculators and entered some financial assumptions for the Medians befitting their surname: median Massachusetts family income (around $64,000), treading water on a house with the median state value, an older sibling already attending UMass-Amherst, a small amount of savings and a 5-percent retirement plan contribution. The results may surprise. After aid is factored in, private Amherst College will be substantially cheaper, with a total bill of $5,798 at the private college compared to $12,614 at the state one. Colleges may generally lean left politically, but when it comes to Washington mandates they quickly turn into anti-government zealots. So when Congress forced all institutions that receive federal dollars - including community colleges and for-profits - to start developing the calculators in 2008, most were opposed. But since then, opposition has mellowed into grudging acceptance and even enthusiasm. “It’s not too far reaching, and it does provide a good tool for parents and students of college-bound people to get a sense of what their bottom-line cost will be,” said Daniel Lugo, head of financial aid at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania.
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Students wait in line on a weekend night at Jack Stone’s, a recently opened food cart located behind Durham Bike Shop that specializes in greasy, convenient food such as chili dogs and pizza.
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ceived as more expensive, the positive investment in long-term health is often underestimated by the consumer.” The university, through the dining halls and other restaurants on campus like the Dairy Bar, promotes healthy, accessible food for students and community members alike. But students can’t resist Jack Stone’s. Andrew Burger, a student at UNH, lives in an apartment by
continued from page 1 Granite State Room. Students are encouraged to attend. Huddleston discussed potential solutions to the deficit, including revenue enhancement and budget savings measures. Proposed revenue enhancement strategies include increasing enrollment in majors that have capacity for growth, expanding January term and online classes, and launching a major fundraising campaign. According to Associate Vice President for Finance David Proulx, a tuition hike is inevitable, but will be the last option pursued to offset the deficit. “We are attacking the budget deficit by growing other revenue streams (fundraising, international students, research), by major expense reductions (potential elimination of certain programs and services) and lastly, tuition,” Proulx said in an email. “We do not know how much tuition will go up at this time but have to submit a proposal
Phi Kappa Theta and goes to the trailer almost every day for food. “It’s convenient because it’s so close to me and good,” Burger said. “Good, but not good for you. I work out all the time and I’m in college so I don’t care that much. I’ve got the rest of my life to worry about that.” The students surrounding him probably had the same mindset, as their hotdogs quickly disappeared from their paper plates. Parence and MacNeil plan to move the business into a new building that starts construction this upcoming June. The older building
that now holds Durham Bike will be taken down, and in its place will come an apartment and room for bigger businesses. By starting out small, the owners hope they can eventually move into the new building. The delicious food, in contrast with the local movement to go “green” and eat healthier, has been bringing in customers so far. “If you go along with what everyone else does, how are you supposed to be successful?” Parece asked as he poured French fries into a Fryalator. “Didn’t your mother ever teach you that?”
to our board of trustees on December 12.” Some of the budget savings measures already taken into effect include scaling back staff and staff benefits, freezing salaries and hiring, and cutting expenses across the board. “The goal throughout the process has been to limit the impact of the budget cuts on students,” said Mark Rubinstein, vice president of student and academic affairs. “Additional tuition will recoup approximately $4 million, but the balance is being absorbed by staff,” he said. In his State of the University Address, delivered Sept. 15, President Huddleston announced the need to cut approximately 150 staff positions, but stressed that the majority of the cuts would come through the hiring freeze, a voluntary separation incentive, and attrition. There have been 12 layoffs so far. “We deeply regret having to take any of these actions, and understand the baleful impacts of the state budget reduction on your departments, on you, and on your
families,” Huddleston said. Proulx stated that UNH is still campaigning for more state funding. “We have not given up on this despite the 48 percent (or $32.5 million) reduction in our funding this year,” Proulx wrote in an email. “We still receive $35 million from the state, which we need. We also need state support for the upkeep of our academic buildings, which have been the responsibility of the state.” When asked if New Hampshire students should be petitioning their representatives for more university funding, Proulx wrote: “I think that would be great. Legislators need to understand the difficult financial position our students are in - particularly our N.H. students. The state funding we receive allows us to be able to discount the price we charge for NH resident students. We want to continue the discount but it is difficult to do so without adequate state funding. This places N.H. students in a position of paying more than they have or were planning for and at some point begins to become unaffordable. This is not what we want to see happen.”
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 “A lot of people don’t know we’re here,” Webb said. “We’re the only program that can guarantee a ﬂight contract if you qualify… And we want to build a relationship between the school and Marine Corps.” Students waited in line or, if they had a class, put their name on a numbered waiting list and came back later to stand in the spot their number would be. Some students did not get to go in the air because of the time restraint. At one point in the morning the Marines had to make more copies of their liability waivers because they ran out. After Conor Vessey, a junior, and Kyla Jones, a sophomore, landed from their ﬂight, they agreed that the UNH campus looked more urban from above than walking through campus. “It’s like a private city in the middle of the woods,” Vessey said. Jones also pointed out that the Whittemore Center looked much smaller from 1000 feet in the air. Some students had to wait for hours for their turn. Seniors Donna Pohli and Sarah More waited for an hour and a half, but knew that it would be worth the wait. “It’s my ﬁrst time in a helicopter,” More said. No more than three students at a time could take the ﬁve- to sevenminute ride around campus due to space restrictions in the helicopter. As the day went on and more students showed up, rides did not take longer than ﬁve minutes. The only reprieve for the helicopter – and its pilot, Maj. Nathan Hoff – was during a refueling at Pease Air Base in Portsmouth from 2:30-3 p.m. Hoff has been ﬂying since his graduation from ﬂight school in 2001. In that time he took a twoyear break for a ground job, during which he taught the Marines on the ground how to deal with situations that require air support, such as medical evacuations. The helicopter, a Bell-206 Jet Ranger, was a civilian helicopter limited by Federal Aviation Administration rules. During the ﬂight, Hoff said in the headsets that one of these rules is that the helicopter “can’t turn more than 60 degrees,” – otherwise, the turn would be considered “aerobatics,” or trick maneuvers. According to Staff Sgt. Dale Metcalf, another Marine organizing the rides, the team will try to set up another day because they did not expect over 300 students to show up. When the Marines went to Dartmouth University last week, only about 30 students showed up due to poor weather. A few students cheered when Webb said that the number of students who showed up “will deﬁnitely blow Dartmouth out of the water.” While there is no set date for the next set of helicopter rides, Metcalf does want to make waiting in line more interesting by having food and live events, like tug-of-war. The Marines also put on larger aircraft displays, called static displays, where the craft does not leave the ground. Those who are interested in the Marine Corps Ofﬁcer Programs or the ﬂight school program should contact Webb or visit their ofﬁce at 12 Jenkins Court in Durham.
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Students waited patiently in line Wednesday for the chance to ride in a helicopter over Durham operated by Marine Corps Officer Selection Team members, who were promoting the Marine aviation program.
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UNH professors lead research grant in African national parks By BREANNA EDELSTEIN Contributing Writer
After receiving the National Science Foundation grant last year, UNH’s own professors Joel Hartter and Michael Palace have been working with colleagues across North America to conduct research in Uganda. Hartter, who is an assistant professor of geography at UNH, is the principal investigator on the project, meaning all decisions must go through him. Working alongside him is Palace, who is a part of the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space at UNH, Colin Chapman of McGill University, Jeremy Diem of Georgia State University, and Sadie Ryan of the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry. As of now, there are no students on the research team, but there are four Ugandan volunteers who attend Makerere University and are kept busy with the project. The team has one year left and what remains of its $25,000 budget to achieve its overall goal of creating a web application, using Google Maps, which will allow
government officials, or anyone with an Internet connection, to see research on how human interaction and climate change affects the land and other surrounding areas, such as national parks. More importantly, locals will be able to find out what they can do to help, and it will be clearly mapped out for the government which areas need attention first. The group has been focusing their study on Kibale National Park, the location of the longest running ecological study in tropical Africa. Since 1970, teams have come and gone, researching the land and gaining more knowledge of biodiversity hotspots. As expected, the team has concrete evidence proving that conservation of natural habitats is negatively affected by population growth and climate change. So how have they done it? “We collect rain samples, talk to locals about their farming habits, measure climate changes, get a feel for how people live in the area, what people do when wild animals wander onto their land, and even collect samples from trees and leaves,” Hartter said. “The list is really never-ending.”
With full-time teaching commitments at UNH’s Durham campus, Professor Hartter usually travels to Africa during the summers, but is constantly in touch with the research team in Africa via Skype, telephone, and email. In total, there are seven national parks throughout Uganda being studied, but with so few workers, satellites get the job done at six of them. “The experience has really been like nothing else,” Hartter said. “We work with mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and even leopards.” But the process of actually getting to this incredible place of study was no easy feat. After a ten month application process, the National Science Foundation finally confirmed the “Land-Use Intensification and Protected-Area Vulnerability in Africa’s Albertine Rift.” Today, the research continues and teammates have a positive outlook on a successful end result: a resulting greater picture of what is really happening right in front of the eyes of Ugandans, and what they can do to better their lives and the environment around them.
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Feds: Author duped women into giving him millions on online Jewish dating website By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press
ATLANTA - An author of legal thrillers and science fiction was accused Thursday of meeting women through an online Jewish dating service and bilking them out of millions of dollars. Mitchell Gross duped at least two women into investing about $4.4 million in a sham company he set up, using some of the money to buy expensive artwork, a luxury car and a golf club membership, federal prosecutors said. He faces wire fraud and money laundering charges. Gross, a 61-year-old who writes under the pen name Mitchell Graham, pleaded not guilty. He has authored half a dozen books, but told a judge he only has a couple of thousand dollars. He began a romantic relationship with a woman identified in court documents as “R.J.” They met on a site around June 2006 and told her he made a lot of money by investing with a broker named “Michael Johnson” who was employed by “The Merrill Company,” the records show.
“R.J.” called the broker to talk over the investments, but it was actually Gross speaking in a disguised voice on the other line, prosecutors said. “R.J.” wired close to $3 million to an account she believed belong to the company but actually did not exist, prosecutors said. Gross concealed the scheme by sending her phony tax forms and account statements. Then investigators said they discovered he was using the woman’s funds to repay an ex-girlfriend, identified as “J.S.” She was duped into investing $1.4 million with the phony firm, prosecutors said. “The Internet has improved our ability to communicate and work more efficiently, but it also makes it simpler for those bent on defrauding others to find their next victim,” U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said. She urged anyone else who believes they were victimized by the scheme to contact authorities. Gross lives in metro Atlanta. He authored six books, including a three-part science fiction series and a legal thriller called “Dead Docket.”
Feds target illegal and legal Calif. pot dispensaries for closure By LISA LEFF Associated Press
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marijuana law. In an escalation of the ongoing conflict between the U.S. government and the nation’s burgeoning medical marijuana industry, at least 16 pot shops or their landlords received letters this week stating they are violating federal drug laws, even though medical marijuana is legal in California. The state’s four U.S. attorneys are scheduled to announce a broader coordinated crackdown at a Friday news conference. Their offices refused to confirm the closure orders. The Associated Press obtained copies of the letters that a prosecutor sent to at least 12 San Diego dispensaries. They state that federal law “takes precedence over state law and applies regardless of the particular uses for which a dispensary is selling and distributing marijuana.” “Under United States law, a dispensary’s operations involving sales and distribution of marijuana are illegal and subject to criminal prosecution and civil enforcement actions,” letters signed by U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy in San Diego read. “Real and personal property involved in such operations are subject to seizure by and forfeiture to the United States ... regardless of the purported purpose of the dispensary.” The move comes a little more than two months after the Obama administration toughened its stand on medical marijuana following a two-year period during which federal officials had indicated they would not move aggressively against dispensaries in compliance with laws in the 16 states where pot is legal for people with doc-
tors’ recommendations. The Department of Justice issued a policy memo to federal prosecutors in late June stating that marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers in states with medical marijuana laws could face prosecution for violating federal drug and money-laundering laws. The effort to shutter California dispensaries appears to be the most far-reaching effort so far to put that guidance into action. “This really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. The administration is simply making good on multiple threats issued since President Obama took office,” Kevin Sabet, a former adviser to the president’s drug czar who is a fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Substance Abuse Solutions. “The challenge is to balance the scarcity of law enforcement resources and the sanctity of this country’s medication approval process. It seems like the administration is simply making good on multiple statements made previously to appropriately strike that balance.” Greg Anton, a lawyer who represents a Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana, said the 14-year-old dispensary’s landlord received an “extremely threatening” letter Wednesday invoking a federal law that imposes additional penalties for selling drugs within 1,000 feet of schools, parks and playgrounds. The landlord was ordered to evict the pot club or risk imprisonment, plus forfeiture of the property and all the rent he has collected while the dispensary has been in business, Anton said.
The Marin Alliance’s founder “has been paying state and federal taxes for 14 years, and they have cashed all the checks,” he said. “All I hear from Obama is whining about his budget, but he has money to do this which will actually reduce revenues.” Kris Hermes, a spokesman for the medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access, said the warnings are part of what appears to be an attempt by the Obama administration to curb medical marijuana on multiple fronts and through multiple agencies. A series of dispensary raids in Montana, for example, involved agents from not only the FBI and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, but the Internal Revenue Service and Environmental Protection Agency. Going after property owners is not a new tactic, though, Hermes said. Five years ago, the Department of Justice under President George Bush made similar threats to about 300 Los Angeles-area landlords who were renting space to medical marijuana outlets, some of whom were eventually evicted or closed their doors voluntarily, he said. “It did have an impact. However, the federal government never acted on its threats, never prosecuted anybody, never even went to court to begin prosecutions,” Hermes said. “By and large they were empty threats, but they relied on them and the cost of postage to shut down as many facilities as they could without having to engage in criminal enforcement activity.”
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Students take shot against the flu at clinic By ANDY GILBERT STAFF WRITER
The University’s Health Services held its annual ﬂu clinic between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. last Wednesday in the Granite State Room for students, staff and faculty. The clinic makes available a walk-in chance for students as well as faculty and staff to get their seasonal ﬂu shot. The clinic worked in academic collaboration with the school’s nursing department whose in-major students gave the vaccine to patients. The standard price for the shot was $25 with a $5 discount given to students who have paid their health fee. Eight hundred and ﬁfty two shots were administered. While the clinic was available to students, faculty and staff, there was a strong emphasis on students since there are other clinics that focus speciﬁcally on faculty and staff. “Students are more susceptible to the ﬂu and that’s for a lot of different reasons,” said Julia Stevens, community health nurse and wellness educator at Health Services. She cited lack of sleep and stress as two reasons to why students’ immune systems might not always be up to par and why it was so important to get them access to the vaccine. Normally the clinic is held in November, but was held earlier this year, according to Stevens, because the vaccine was very available early on. It was available earlier than usual since it was so similar to last year’s vaccine: a “dead virus” combination of Type A, Type B and
H1N1 inﬂuenza strands, predicted by epidemiologists to be the most common strand threats this year. The use of dead virus, inoculated vaccines are common practice. However, since viruses tend to be classiﬁed by various circles of the scientiﬁc community as nonliving, an explanation of what is “alive” or “dead” when it comes to a virus is in order. Professor Davida Margolin, who teaches “BMS 407- Germs 101” at UNH provided a more detailed explanation of the “dead” classiﬁcation when dealing with viruses. “Inﬂuenza vaccines are typically prepared from so-called ‘killed’ virus, also known as inactivated virus,” Margolin explained by email. “The virus is inactivated using heat or chemicals rendering them unable to replicate. However, the immune system is still able to recognize this inactivated virus and mount an immune response.” Margolin also explained that live viruses may also be used to create a vaccine, but are only used with what’s known as a “ﬂu mist” or nasal spray. By creating a one-day clinic to make shots easy and accessible to students, Health Sources also provides trained staff that can help answer questions about inﬂuenza itself including whether or not it’s possible to get the ﬂu through the vaccine. “There are usually no side effects,” Stevens said of the inoculated, dead virus ﬂu shots, with the occa-
Student nurses administered flu vaccinations during the Wednesday walk-in flu clinic at the MUB. sional exception of soreness around the injection. “There’s no way to get the ﬂu through the vaccine.” As mentioned, the ﬂu clinic is a collaborative effort between nursing department and Health Services. It is a requirement for junior and senior nursing majors to attend the clinic and take one of the two shifts. The experience allows for not only practice preparing and administrating vaccinations for nursing majors, but also allows for them to have additional practice giving blood pressure and blood sugar ratings, an additional option for those who received their vaccination at the clinic.
Aivry Jett, a senior nursing major, ﬁnds the clinic very beneﬁcial in helping nursing majors practice in how to properly administer vaccines. “Seniors were paired off with juniors to make sure they were giving shots correctly,” Jett said. “It’s a technique that when properly understood allows [nursing majors] to administer IM [intramuscular] shots carefully and effectively. After a couple of shots you gain this technique where you can relax your wrist that you can actually give shots to people and they don’t feel it all.” Undergraduate CEPS freshman
Liz Garvey and computer science graduate student Rohit Venugopal were two of the students administered shots Wednesday. “It’s better to get the ﬂu shot than get the ﬂu,” Venugopal said. “It went pretty good and there was no waiting time.” “It was really pleasing,” Garvey said. “I just didn’t want to get the ﬂu.” Vaccinations were left over and are available through Health Services by appointment at the rates previously mentioned. Health Services’ main number is 603-8622856.
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Professor Harzewski publishes new book By MAIREARD DUNPHY Contributing Writer
Professor Stephanie Harzewski, of the English department at the University of New Hampshire, is joining the modern phenomenon of “chick literature” with her new book published last semester titled The New Novel of Manners: Chick Lit and Postfeminism. Professor Harzewski’s published work is more than a collection of her thoughts; it is a coming of age accomplishment to her. After attending Vassar College for her bachelor’s, Rutgers University for her master’s, and finishing her Ph.D at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006, Professor Harzewski studied various topics in woman’s studies and English. The dissertation for her Ph.D was one of the hardest and most emotional pieces that she has ever
had to write. “It was the piece that marked the death of my student career and was challenging, filled with anxiety,” she said. This process led to her eventual publication of the book. Her schooling also led to fellowships given to her by the Ford Foundation, Kosiuscko Foundation, and the University of Pennsylvania, which gave her time to write and not worry about finances. “This was like throwing water into a pool without seeing the sides,” she said, explaining that she had so much time to do what she loved, but had felt nervous because of it. The pressure and anxiety in writing happens all the way up until she is 85 percent done with a piece, and then and only then will she know that it will be finished, she explained. Harzewski stated that she could laugh at her anxi-
ety and pressure when her book was finished and its manuscript printed. She claimed that when she opened the first copy of her book, she went straight to acknowledgments page to make sure they were correct. “I know it sounds cliché,” she said, laughing. “But, the best part, and the most accomplishing, was the process of creating this book from scratch, not the final product.” “Chick Lit and Postfeminism is written in a clear, readable style and is a solid book that will be read with interest and no doubt taken up and debated,” said Tania Modleski, University of Southern California, in a critique of Harzewski’s studies of chick literature. In her published work, Harzewski specializes in analyzing books such as Sex and The City, “Bridget Jones Diary, and The Devil Wears Prada. According to
Harzewski, these are some of the most current examples of new age romance and bildungsroman in chick literature. “Books are reminders of who we once were and who we have become,” Harzewski said. Harzewski talked of romance versus autonomy and the constant battle women have between the two. She said that writers have the control over what they write, but not how people will interpret it. “We live in a very media controlled world, and the pressure from publishers to sell your book can be harsh,” she said. “The protagonist will always be okay by looking towards the future for an intriguing quest,” Harzewski said. Harzeweski said that the book marks a true personal as well as professional milestone. “The actual paper of my Ph.D meant nothing to me, it was in an awful frame and I did not find it
an accomplishment, ” Harzewski said. “This book was something that proved my hard work and that is something that will stay with me and that no one can change.”
Briefs Trial Period for Single-Stream NH prison officialsNHinvestigate inmate death Recycling Goes Into Effect By GLORIMELISA RABE Contributing Writer
UNH works hard at being a sustainable environment. It has had multiple “go-green” project, recycling pushes, and other projects to make the school and the planet a better place. Yet this year, UNH is running a trial period of a new program called “Single-Stream” Recycling. Facilities and Operations Maintenance staff have placed alternative cardboard bins throughout campus next to the regular disposal bins. “For the past eight years, we have gone with the old system where students and workers take the time to separate the recyclables into different containers, where now the students are able to place all recyclables into the same bin and the
separating is done off-site in Avon, Mass.,” said Sue Bennett, director of facilities and operation maintenance. An advantage to this procedure is that now students don’t have to worry about wasting their time having to decide what goes where. This will hopefully cause an increase in wanting to make a difference, and will cause the amount of recycling to go up. Program coordinators have been struggling to make people in office buildings and academic buildings aware of the changes that have occurred. This is where sustainable stewards come in. They are volunteers who help to make people more aware and knowledgeable about the program itself. The University is in what is called a trial period, which lasts
from Aug. 15 to the end of the semester on Dec. 15. On this date, the workers will compare the statistical shift and see what percent of the garbage is being placed where it should be so the program can not only be expanded, but also permanently put on campus. The workers took the time to go around the campus and find spots that are most convenient. They also took a look at how much trash was collected, and how many times a week they were going out to empty the bins. The heads of the program said this program is going to work because the workers are in full force, and they know that most of the students are always looking for ways to improve the environment and make the university the best of the best when it comes to going green.
Report: Confusion slowed pilot’s Lake Huron rescue By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press
DETROIT - Confusion by a Virginia-based controller and search operations coordinated by the U.S. Coast Guard in Cleveland are blamed in a report for delaying rescue efforts for a pilot who spent 18 hours in Lake Huron after his small plane crashed within sight of the Michigan shoreline. The report, released this week by Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson, said it was close to two hours after 42-year-old Michael Trapp radioed that his two-seat Cessna was “going to be going in the drink” on July 26 that anyone was in position to begin a search. Trapp was flying from his home in Gouverneur, N.Y., to visit relatives in Eau Claire, Wis., when the plane developed engine trouble and crashed about 105 miles northeast of Detroit. He was rescued the following day after people in
a passing yacht saw him waving a sock. Radio traffic from Trapp shows the controller was not sure if his plane was going down in Lake Huron near Bad Axe or 145 miles away in Lake Michigan near Traverse City. Hanson wrote that Trapp believed he was speaking with someone in Lansing, Mich. But a private company contracted by the Federal Aviation Administration had consolidated the service and Trapp’s radio transmission was received in Virginia. Hanson wrote that Trapp told him he expected to spend no more than 30 minutes in the water before rescue. “Clearly the errors the controller made delayed a full-blown search,” according to the report. “Our belief is if Lansing Flight Service actually existed in our state, the controller would have been more familiar with the area
and certainly wouldn’t have questioned what body of water this was occurring over.” Hanson, a commercial pilot, said he has 28 years of flying experience. A spokeswoman for the FAA referred The Associated Press Thursday to the National Transportation Safety Board, which is leading the federal investigation into the crash. The AP left a message with the NTSB seeking comment. The local coordination of future searches by the Coast Guard also should be examined, wrote Hanson, who added that he was at the Harbor Beach Coast Guard station off Lake Huron before the search for Trapp began.
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CONCORD, N.H. - State prisons officials are investigating what they call the “untimely” death of a Plymouth man in the state prison in Concord. A Department of Corrections spokesman says 35-yearold Jason Michael MacDonald was found dead in the bunk in his cell on Tuesday morning during the prisoner count. The spokesman tells the Concord Monitor that prison em-
ployees tried to revive him before he was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. According to department records, MacDonald went to prison Sept. 1 to serve a one- to two-year sentence for an August 2008 burglary. He would have been eligible for parole next August. The spokesman says an autopsy will be performed and toxicology tests may follow.
NH conference emphasizes children and nature FREEDOM, N.H. - A conference is being held in New Hampshire’s White Mountains to help teachers, parents and others interested in connecting youth with the outdoors. The conference on Wednesday is titled, “Where the Children Play: Discovering, Creating and Using Outdoor Spaces.” It’s exploring
ways to reconnect children, youth and families with nature. Stephen Kellert, a Yale University professor and founding board member of the national Children & Nature Network, is the keynote speaker. The conference will be held at the Cody Outdoor Center in Freedom.
UNH hosts corporate sustainability program DURHAM, N.H. - Business leaders who are interested in corporate sustainability are attending a “boot camp” at the University of New Hampshire. The three-day certificate program started Tuesday. Created by UNH and New Hampshire Busi-
nesses for Social Responsibility, it’s designed to equip business leaders with knowledge, tools and networking support. Participants have come from throughout the Northeast and will hear from UNH faculty and fellow business leaders on topics such as environmental decision making.
Bishop forms group to study NH Catholic schools MANCHESTER, N.H. - Manchester Diocese Bishop John McCormack has formed a group to develop recommendations aimed at helping New Hampshire’s Roman Catholic schools thrive. William Farrell, president emeritus of Rivier College and former Chancellor of the University System of New Hampshire, was appointed chairman of the group on Monday. The members will serve as an
ad hoc advisory group through the spring. The eight-member group will review and consider initiatives in other dioceses nationwide that New Hampshire might use. The group will also develop original recommendations that will serve the educational and spiritual needs of students and school communities including issues of Catholic identity and academic excellence.
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Whales add whimsy to a serious subject By MAX SULLIVAN CONTRIBUTING WRITER
In Portsmouth’s Button Factory, where many artists slave away at their work in their respective cubical studios, one is painting whales. Whales with baggage, boxes and debris stacked on their backs and wrapped in ticker tape. Becky Holt wants you to have a chuckle at her work, but don’t let the lightheartedness fool you. The young artist is working seriously to get you to think about the world you live in. “I try to inject a silly, fantastical view of things so its not too bogged down by serious topics,” Holt said. Holt, 25, is fusing her two passions- art and the environment- into one cause. The Newburyport native found herself captivated by cybernetics: the relationship between humans, their environment, and how technological advancements affect that, since she was earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Alfred University in upstate New York. There, Holt’s love of current events crept into her paintings. Now, having moved to Portsmouth in 2009, she has the fever, working to get her MBA in sustainability (also known as a “Green MBA”) at Antioch University New England, all while creating art fo-
Painter Becky Holt focuses on environmental awareness and conservation in her artwork, but tries to bring some light to the issues. She is currently working on a series of whale paintings that do just that. cused on saving the environment. “What I was reading really affected my work and therefore affected my life,” Holt said. “And it was just this circle of inspiration for
me. “ Holt ﬁrst got into painting at a young age with the encouragement of her parents. “My parents were always the
type of people that liked to keep me busy,” she said. “So we’ll do art classes, we’ll do dance classes, we’ll do sports, we’ll do all these things.”
Holt was 10 years old when her family moved to Newburyport, MA. She said she needed an escape WHALES continued on page 11
The Lion King just can’t wait to be 3-D By HALEY KING CONTRIBUTING WRITER
If anyone can sit through the opening scene of Disney’s smash hit The Lion King and not get chills all over, then they are a stronger person than me. The animated juggernaut from 1994 has spawned multiple spinoffs including a Broadway musical, a television series, and several sequels, but the original is still apparently best. Coinciding with the release of the 3-D version of the beloved classic is the release of a 3-D Blu-Ray DVD, marking the ﬁrst time any fan can own the ﬁlm in both high deﬁnition and 3-D formats. The ﬁlm is only in theaters for a few weeks, offering fans of the ﬁlm a limited time to experience it in the new format. It also offered a new generation of kids the chance to see a classic on the big screen as opposed to their parents’ ﬂat-screen TV. For anyone unfamiliar with the tale of The Lion King, it follows the story of Simba, a young African lion
whose father Mufasa is the king. As one Disney writer was told, the story is “Bambi in Africa meets Hamlet,” which any fan of Shakespeare knows is a tragic comparison. For those die-hard, “I watched this while I was still in diapers” fans, have no fear, the 3-D version has not ruined Simba’s story. As I said, the opening sequence still makes you want to sing along (oh, just me then?), and Timon and Pumbaa still make “Hakuna Matata” sound like the coolest problem-free philosophy you’ve ever heard. As a leery participant in the craze that has been 3-D, I was initially hesitant to view the conversion in theaters, but once the opening lines of “The Circle of Life” came over the loudspeakers, I was willing to be a temporary enthusiast. The ﬁlm is worth visiting again just for the Oscar-winning soundtrack, with a score composed by the legendary Hans Zimmer, and with songs written by Elton John. The voice cast features the talents of Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Rowan Atkinson, Nathan
Disney’s nationwide release of The Lion King (1994) has been a huge hit at box offices everywhere. Lane, Matthew Broderick and James Earl Jones. It’s hard not to sit through this ﬁlm without feeling like you’re watching something in-
credible. So instead of seeing something dramatic and serious this weekend, why not opt instead to visit a
childhood classic that has somehow managed to withstand the test of time and remain as fantastic as it was when you were ﬁve?
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“Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica.” By ERICA SIVER staff
Roasted beet salad is delicious, healthy, and colorful, too. As an added incentive, try the dish while having a mini Office marathon with your roommates to kill some time during the long weekend.
It’s finally starting to feel like fall outside. My favorite way to spend a brisk fall weekend is at the farmers market. It’s great to cozy up in your favorite sweater, grab a cup of coffee, and instead of sleeping the day away, get up and surround yourself with produce stands packed with fresh, local, vibrant fruits and vegetables. Beets are particularly vibrant, and in season now! Despite any associations you may have with Dwight Schrute and his beet farm, they really are a fantastic vegetable. Not only are they healthy and easy to incorporate in a number of recipes and meal ideas, they add color to any plate and they taste delicious, too. So set aside the prejudices The Office may have inspired in you and consider picking up some fresh beets this weekend at a farmers market, or even the grocery store. You don’t have to pickle this root vegetable, though that’s what many people think. Beets can be cooked in many ways for a variety of tastes and appetites.
Roasted beets are especially delicious. Warm and sweet, they are a great side dish or a delicious addition to a salad. Beet juice is also a useful alternative to food coloring. I always use it in my red velvet cupcakes. Instead of adding the chemicals of food coloring, using beet juice allows you to add natural color full of vitamins. Sounds like my kind of cupcake! Beets are brimming with health benefits. Adding beets to your diet will help provide your body with anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, so you won’t need so many supplements from the health food store. The anti-inflammatory benefits come from Betaine, which gives beets their distinctive color. Beets are high in fiber (one cup has 14 percent of your daily requirements), which is important for blood sugar and cholesterol regulation. Beets are also high in Folate, which is important for preventing anemia and complications during pregnancy. Hopefully beets’ health benefits have intrigued you. Now go pick some up and let their delicious flavor make you an avid beet lover! Fall break offers the perfect opportunity to expand your taste buds and have fun doing it.
And if you’re wondering, Rainn Wilson had nothing to do with this column, though his character would surely approve of you taste-testing and cooking with beets. Since they’re in season, they will be even better than usual, even if they don’t come from Schrute Farms. The Best Way to Roast Beets 1. Heat oven to 350 degrees 2. Toss with olive oil salt and pepper 3. Wrap in a pocket of aluminum foil 4. Bake until tender (40-60 minutes) 5. Then peel and slice into ½ in wedges Beet Salad* Wisk together Dijon mustard, olive oil, vinegar of your choice, basil, and chives. Toss with roasted beets and season with salt and pepper. *Recipe adapted from: http:// www.food52.com/recipes/5696_ beets_and_herbs_salad
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continued from page 9 from the stress that comes with being the new kid in school and she found it in art. Her growing interest in art paralleled her captivation with current events. As she moved on to Alfred University’s art program, Holt read heavily and began making sustainability a primary theme in her art. Early on, she struggled. Critics of her work said that the depth of her concepts didn’t translate well to her oil canvas. Holt said she recalled one painting in particular: “Bombarded” portrays several name brands, from Citi to Taco Bell to VH1, being overshadowed by a great cloud of smog hanging over them. The colors are dark and the imagery is intense. Holt said that a lot of people simply didn’t get it. “It was a commentary on consumerism and was too literal with the camouflaged logos, as well as too confusing to the viewer,” she said. “It was my first time painting large scale, so it turned out to be a helpful experiment.” Since graduating in 2008, Holt has made an effort to lighten up her paintings, hence the whale series. She has painted three pieces; each of a whale weighed down by the garbage that society is throwing
onto their backs. “It sounds really horrible,” said Holt, laughing, “But they’re actually kind of fun and I try to bring some light into [the serious topic].” Ashley Poulin, who shared studio space with Holt at one time, said that her style is impressive, and leaves viewers with a better understanding of the reality Holt is trying to convey to them. “She is a young artist with a lot to say,” Poulin said. “It’s a powerful message of how unaware we are of how our action actions affect the world around us. It comes through subtly at first and then hits you like a ton of bricks once you put thought into the reality of her message.” Holt said she isn’t sure where her work will take her, but she thinks that she would like to manage sustainability for a company, either one that is already making strides in that area or one that is hoping to become “greener.” She said she feels good about the direction a lot of businesses are moving in. “People have written scores and scores and scores about this,” Holt said. “But it’s really fun to paint it. It’s sort of this weird dynamic that you can bring into clashing technology with something natural. It’s just a fun playing space.” Holt intends to paint three more whales before moving on to a new project, hopefully in time for the Button Factory’s open house in December.
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Members of the UNH community, including students, faculty, and staff members, organized and performed “Inner Beauty: Love Your Body, Ease Your Mind” in the Strafford Room. Formerly “The Mind/ Body Dialogues,” the readers’ theatre performance (reminiscent of “The Vagina Monologues”) featured pre-written and personal accounts of body image, beauty, and self-esteem from its performers. The cast represented a wide range of body types, styles, and experiences.
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Kaburst aims to connect the Seacoast region: NH lawsuit New social media website allows businesses to link up with locals challenges By KERRY FELTNER Staff Writer
Kaburst, a new social media site, has come to the Seacoast, providing local businesses and nonprofit organizations with new ways of connecting to their consumers. “We have found that the most effective way to reach consumers is through texting and email,” said David Spannaus, co-owner of Kaburst and a co-owner of RADvertising Solutions. “We have created a means for companies to advertise to consumers cost-effectively.” Kaburst’s mission is to be an opportunity to “Connect with Your Local Community,” according its website. Kaburst aims to remove the clutter that has inundated the world of small-business advertising and replace it with a powerful, costeffective marketing solution that’s easy to use. “There are many benefits for users,” Spannaus said. “There is a worry that users may get ‘fed-up’ with notifications but that is why we have allowed them to determine for themselves exactly when, how, and whom they get information from.” For businesses, Kaburst serves as an updated medium for advertising. In comparison to the print ads of the past, Kaburst enables a business or nonprofit organization to send its consumers a “burst” through text or email that updates that consumer on deals going on that week, changes in menus, new entertainment options, changes in hours, etc. The company provides costeffective advertising for businesses and charges nothing for nonprofit
organizations. Kaburst also provides businesses with the ability to immediately inform their consumers with new information, whereas a printed ad in the yellow pages in the past would not allow for updating. “We believe that we are the only social media company that is nonprofit and family oriented,” Spannaus said. “Our business is civic-minded and focused on the local community.” Consumers dictate what information they want to receive. There
“One main thing that sets Kaburst apart is how user-friendly it is,” said Alexandra White, vice president of New Business & Client Relations for Kaburst. “Consumers can dictate their email and texting settings. We are trying to eliminate spam and are trying to focus and help the users get information and deals about businesses and non-profit organizations that they are interested in.” For small businesses, Kaburst could offer new opportunities.
“We have found that the most effective
way to reach consumers is through texting and email. We have created a means for companies to advertise to consumers costeffectively.”
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is an “opt out,” “opt in” system that helps to control the amount of feedback consumers receive on a dayto-day basis. “Kaburst has a unique platform which allows businesses and consumers to connect at their discretion,” said Caleb Bienefeld, a Kaburst intern. “Having on-demand advertising allows maximum exposure to consumers in a business area, ensuring that their deals are being sent to the target audience immediately.” Privacy is also a very important part of the company. In an age where most sites incessantly email their clientele, Kaburst’s aim is to be non-intrusive.
“My goal with Kaburst is to reach out to small business owners in Durham and the Seacoast area to introduce a method of advertising which is efficient, easy to use, and cost-effective,” Bienefeld said. “Small business owners don’t have the time or money for traditional advertising through mediums such as the newspaper, radio, and television. Kaburst is the world’s only on-demand advertising system which offers control over the frequency and duration of information from businesses at their convenience.” Although the company has only been up and running for less than six months, expansion is a goal.
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“We are looking to take this platform on a national level,” Spannaus said. “Our target is to get somewhere in the neighborhood of 250-300,000 users over the first full fiscal year.” Eventually, the company would like to cater to professionals and the average community member who needs advertising. “We wanted to start a Kaburst branch in New Hampshire,” White said. “There is an incredible market here. We are starting at the college level and hope to organically grow as a social media site, similar as to how Facebook did.” The company employs college students across the country. “We are very excited about incorporating college students into our business plan,” Spannaus said. “My wife and I love working with young adults who are tech-savvy and have a great vision and energy for the company.” Kaburst is headquartered in Connecticut, with territories in New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina, DC, New York and Virginia. “So far we have had positive feedback,” White said. “Businesses have been willing to take a chance on us, which we are grateful for. We are excited for Kaburst to explode as a social media website.” For more information on Kaburst: check out their website, www.Kaburst.com. Once you “Like” Kaburst on Facebook, you are automatically entered to win a $100 American Express gift card. Kaburst can also be found on Facebook at “Kaburst New Hampshire.”
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sex offender registry rules By LYNNE TUOHY Associated Press
CONCORD, N.H. - The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union is suing the state on behalf of a disabled sex offender who was convicted six years before the state passed a law requiring him to register for life. The suit filed Tuesday in Merrimack Superior Court claims the man - identified only as “John Doe”lives in a Manchester boarding house and cannot qualify for federally subsidized housing because he is a sex offender. CLU Director Barbara Keshen says there is no opportunity under current law for the man to claim he no longer poses a risk to the public. She said he is classified as 100 percent disabled after a severe abdominal aorta rupture and numerous surgeries. Deputy Attorney General Ann Rice says she has not seen the lawsuit and cannot comment. Keshen said Tuesday the man pleaded guilty in 1987 to two counts of sexually assaulting his stepdaughter, who was between the ages of 13 and 16 at the time. A judge at first deferred, then suspended in 1990, a 2 1/2 year prison sentence after the convict completed two years of sex offender treatment. The lawsuit says the court deemed him rehabilitated and terminated his probation. It was three years later, in 1993, that the New Hampshire legislature required all sex offenders to register, regardless of their conviction dates. In 1998, the legislature stripped away the confidentiality provisions and made the registry public. It also eliminated the opportunity for convicts to prohibit public disclosure if they could prove they were at a low, or no, risk of reoffending. The lawsuit claims New Hampshire’s statutory scheme is unconstitutional because it imposed punishment retroactively and affords no opportunity for a convict to show he or she is no longer a threat to public safety. The convict, now in his 60s, is classified as a Tier III offender, the most serious. “Once you are designated a Tier III offender in New Hampshire, you have to register for life and there’s no way you can go to any court and say you’re no longer a threat,” Keshen said. “You could have every psychologist in New Hampshire saying so and the court couldn’t do anything.” Keshen said the current system is a disservice to parents trying to monitor dangerous sex offenders. “We have over 2,000 sex offenders in our registry,” Keshen said. “We don’t have 2,000 people who are dangerous sexual predators in New Hampshire.” Keshen said the man shares one room and a bathroom with other men at a Manchester boarding house. Keshen said he has difficulty walking and is in poor health.
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Around the country, people reflect on Jobs’ impact By BROOKE DONALD Associated Press
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Steve Jobs was a rare example of a billionaire executive whose legacy somehow managed to touch so many people across the world on a deeply personal level. He invented devices that changed the way the world communicates. He inspired people to think big, to take chances and pursue their dreams when everyone tells them it cannot be done. He created entire professions and livelihoods for people who suddenly had opportunities to work in technology. As Jobs admirers flocked to Apple headquarters and his Silicon Valley home in the hours after his death, the signs of his influence could be seen everywhere: A farmer in Arkansas using his iPhone to monitor how much pesticide to use on each crop and read market reports while standing in his fields. A mother in Wisconsin took her son to the emergency room with a broken arm, and a hospital specialist lifted the child’s spirits by having him play Angry Birds on an iPad with his good arm. A Silicon Valley technology worker who credits his path in life to Jobs and fondly recalls his stirring 2005 commencement address to Stanford University graduates. “In his commencement address, which I’ve watched many times, Jobs mentioned you might as well do what you love because you have to do that for most of your life,” said Ben Izutsu, the manager of Stanford on iTunes U. “Well, I guess that’s what I’m doing every day. And that’s thanks to him. It makes you feel good.” The Associated Press interviewed people across the country to see how their lives were affected by Jobs, the answers reveal his vast influence as technology pioneer, an employer and an innovator. Apple in the early days
Jonathan Knowles describes the effect Jobs had on his life with one word: dominoes. “One thing touched off something else and that touched off something else,” Knowles said. The first domino was the first Macintosh. Its ease of use and simple design hooked him, and that was when Knowles turned away from the biological sciences and to computer science.
“In his commence-
ment address, which I’ve watched many times, Jobs mentioned you might as well do what you love because you have to do that for most of your life.”
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Knowles was on the faculty at the Claremont Colleges when Apple Inc. recruited him 20 years ago. He moved to the San Francisco Bay area and more dominoes kept falling. He met his wife, and is now deeply involved in his community. He worked for Apple for eight years in project management and consulting and ultimately worked closely with Jobs for about two years. He said while the technology drew him in, it was Jobs’ passion that kept him engaged. “I can’t be the only one, of course, who credits Jobs with so much,” Knowles said. A vital connection to disabled son For Paul Pauca, admiration for Apple innovations goes beyond technology. They enabled him to
help his disabled son. Pauca, a computer science professor at Wake Forest University, and some of his students developed a $10 app for the iPad and iPhone last year called VerbalVictor. It helps his young son, Victor, and others with severe disabilities communicate. The program was designed after the Paucas had a series of disappointments with specialized devices intended for people with disabilities. Pauca’s son, Victor, was born with a rare genetic disease shared only by about 50 other people in the U.S. It delays speech, among other skills. The app allows his parents to snap pictures and record phrases to go with them, which in turn become “buttons” on the touch screen. An example would be a picture of a playground paired with the phrase “I want to go out and play.” “If it wasn’t for Steve Jobs, this wouldn’t be possible,” Pauca said. “For people with disabilities, the iPad, the iPhone, the App Store - it was really a revolution.” His son now brings an iPod Touch and iPad to school every day so he can communicate with the teachers and fellow students at his school. Apple in cotton fields Nathan Reed and his friends who farm in eastern Arkansas consider two brands golden: John Deere and Apple. Reed, 31, grows cotton and soybeans on about 6,000 acres in Marianna, Ark., in the Mississippi River Delta. He purchased his first iPhone more than two years ago, and almost all the farmers he knows also have iPhones. Reed uses the phone to check storage bins to see if his soybeans are too wet or too dry. He can watch the temperature whether he’s in Marianna or out of the country. “The old method was to guess and turn your fans on and off when you
thought you needed to,” Reed said. Reed uses the Field Notes app to monitor how much pesticide is used on each crop. And he reads farm news and market reports while standing in his fields. That’s where he saw an alert about Jobs’ death. Reed said he and other farmers trust Jobs’ creations in the same way most trust John Deere for combines and tractors. “His products touch a very large majority of people in the world on a daily basis,” Reed said. “It’s pretty amazing that one guy was able to do all that.” Apple all around On Wednesday night, as much of the world was learning about Jobs’ death, Katy Culver was sitting in an emergency room with her son, who had a severely broken arm. She looked at the technology around her and was struck by the degree to which Jobs had impacted her life. A hospital specialist was lifting her son’s spirits by helping him play Angry Birds on an iPad with his good arm. Doctors appeared to be reviewing X-rays on a MacBook. And Culver used her iPhone to alert friends and family. “It just hit me in that moment, how much his visionary technologies have changed my life - the way I communicate with family and friends, the way I work with my students, the way I relate to my kids,” said Culver, a journalism professor at the University of WisconsinMadison. Culver recalled being impressed after her introduction to a Macintosh computer in 1991 when she became a teaching assistant at UW-Madison. She was especially fascinated by the computer mouse. “I remember remarking, ‘Wow, this is a much better way to use a computer,’” she said. “Apple technologies have touched every part of my life. As a parent, my work life, everything from humor to surgery, my world is so different because of Apple.”
Ohio sheriff: Religious castoffs are attacking fellow Amish By STAFF Associated Press
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - A group of religious castoffs has been attacking fellow Amish, cutting off their hair and beards in an apparent feud over spiritual differences, a sheriff said Thursday, and one victim blamed relatives involved in a cult. No charges have been filed, but several victims suffered minor injuries, Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said. The investigation has been hampered by the traditional reluctance of Amish to turn to law enforcement. Men and sometimes women from a group of Jefferson County families disavowed by mainstream Amish have terrorized a half-dozen or more fellow Amish, cutting the beards off men and the hair off men and women, the sheriff said. The attacks occurred over the past three weeks in Carroll, Holmes, Jefferson and Trumbull counties, which form the heart of Ohio’s Amish popula-
tion, one of the nation’s largest. Abdalla said the motive may be related to unspecified religious differences involving 18 Amish families, 17 of them related, that have drawn previous attention from law enforcement, including a threat against the sheriff and a relative convicted of sexual contact with a minor. The families under investigation live in Bergholz, a small community located in hilly farm country 10 miles west of the Ohio River, and run a leather shop and do carpentry work, the sheriff said. Cutting the hair and beards apparently was meant to be degrading and insulting, he said. In the case in Trumbull County, 75 miles northwest of Steubenville, a 57-year-old woman blamed her sons and a son-in-law for an attack on her husband and said they were involved in a cult. The sons and son-in-law “did that to him,” the woman told deputies, pointing at her husband’s ragged, short beard. Then she took off a bandana
and showed bare scalp patches and said, “They did this to me,” according to a report on the Sept. 6 incident in Mesopotamia. Deputies went to the home when alerted by Abdalla’s office. The couple said they didn’t want to file a complaint and repeatedly asked that their sons be informed of that decision. It’s common practice for married Amish men to have beards, said Donald Kraybill, a professor at Elizabethtown College and an expert on Amish life. “Likewise, women do not cut their hair based on biblical teaching,” he told The Associated Press in an email. Kraybill said Amish-on-Amish violence “is extremely rare.” Some Amish have called Abdalla asking for help stopping the attacks, and some have talked to their children about home safety. But Abdalla said it was frustrating that the Amish avoid filing complaints. “You see this crime being com-
mitted, and I’m sitting here with my hands tied,” he said. “I can’t do a thing.” The leader of the families resisted a conciliation attempt by Amish leaders several years ago, Abdalla said. “He’s just like a lone wolf out there,” he said. Messages were left for the other three sheriffs. No contact number could be found in court records for the sex offender or in phone listings for his family members. The Amish often shun modern conveniences as a matter of spiritual principle.
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NH Briefs Feds join probe of dead seals in NH RYE, N.H. - Federal authorities are joining the investigation into the deaths of dozens of seals found on beaches in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is joining marine biologists from the New England Aquarium in Boston and state wildlife officials to try and figure out why the young harbor seals are dying. NOAA spokesman Maggie Mooney-Seus tells the Portsmouth Herald that 49 seal deaths have been reported in the three states so far. A spokesman for the aquarium says necropsies have been performed on three animals and preliminarily results show that lack of food is not to blame. Human causes have also been ruled out. Tissue samples have been sent out for further testing to see if disease is the problem. The deaths may also be coincidental.
NH injured Marine gets adapted vehicle LONDONDERRY, N.H. - A New Hampshire Marine who was injured in Afghanistan is getting help buying an adapted vehicle so he can drive on his own. Cpl. Charles Donnelly will pick up his truck and a check for $10,000 Thursday at Ride-Away Handicap Equipment Corp. in Londonderry. The check comes from the Semper Fi Fund, with additional money for the vehicle coming from a Veterans Administration grant and Donnelly’s own funds. A group called Help Our Military Heroes also helped coordinate the purchase. Donnelly was injured in May when he stepped on a roadside bomb while on patrol. The explosion resulted in the amputation of his left leg below the knee.
NH company faces environmental fines PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - A Portsmouth scrap metal recycling business is facing $500,000 in penalties from federal environmental regulators for allegedly polluting the Piscataqua River. The Environmental Protection Agency’s three-count complaint against Grimmel Industries also alleges that the business failed to provide the agency with adequate information about its water discharges into the river. Grimmel has been recycling junk metal at the site since 2002 as a tenant of the Pease Development Authority. The EPA alleges pollutants including polychlorinated biphenyls - PCBs - and mercury are leaking into the river. Grimmel has the right to request a hearing to dispute the allegations and recommended penalties.
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Lives altered by 10 years of war in Afghanistan By SHARON COHEN Associated Press
Ten years after America began its war in Afghanistan, the decade can be measured by different yardsticks: Dollars. Deployments. Deaths. Or maybe this striking fact: Some soldiers have childhood memories of when the fighting began. A decade is longer than the time ground troops were in Vietnam, longer than the Revolutionary War (both eight years). The invasion of Afghanistan - launched about four weeks after the 9/11 attacks - introduced the nation to a new enemy, the Taliban, and a seemingly endless mission, the global war on terror. For most of the decade, the war in Afghanistan was eclipsed by Iraq, where there were more troops, more deaths, more headlines. That situation has reversed in recent years as Afghanistan has captured the spotlight, with a surge in U.S. forces, a spike in violence and the killing of Osama bin Laden in neighboring Pakistan - which generated new debate about the rationale for the war. While there are plans to wind down the war, the costs already have been staggering. Hundreds of billions of dollars. Thousands of U.S. troops injured and nearly 1,700 dead, not counting the deaths of Afghan civilians and U.S. coalition partners. But no war can be reduced to numbers on a ledger. The real
impact is measured in the widows left behind, the children who will never know fathers or mothers, the names of the fallen etched in marble memorials and a new generation of veterans with wounds, memories and lives forever changed. The Deployed
Since the war began, more than 2.3 million troops have been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, as of the end of July, according to military statistics. Of those, more than 977,000 have served more than one tour and about 300,000 have been deployed more than twice. Maj. Jeff Pickler ticks off the years one by one: 2002, 2003, 2004 ... until he reaches 2009. For parts of eight straight years, he was at war. Four tours in Afghanistan. One in Iraq. On his first, he met some Afghans in remote villages who didn’t even know U.S. forces were there - or why. On his last, he spent a grueling 15 months facing an experienced, organized enemy and on average, more than three firefights a day. A decade into the war, Pickler says he always expected a long haul. “When people asked me what it was like when I was going back, I’d say, ‘Hey, this is something that we’re not going to fix immediately’,” he says. “I began to understand this is a very, very complex battlefield ... and appreciate we’ve
got our work cut out for us.” Pickler, a West Point graduate of the Class of 2001, was in gunnery class in Fort Sill, Okla., on 9/11. When the Pentagon was attacked, he rushed to call his father, who was director of the Army staff there; the elder Pickler was not injured.
The invasion of Afghanistan - launched about four weeks after the 9/11 attacks introduced the nation to a new enemy, the Taliban, and a seemingly endless mission, the global war on terror. As an Army Ranger for three tours, Pickler expected frequent deployments. He spent about three years away from home and didn’t hold his first-born, Everett, until he was 5 months old. Through it all, the 32-year-old soldier says he always leaned on his faith. “I remember a couple of operations clearing out caves ... I’m literally crawling through with a pistol in my hand. I would stop and I would say a prayer,” he recalls. “That’s how I handled it.” Pickler’s last tour - in rugged, mountainous northeastern Afghanistan - was the toughest. “You have soldiers fighting for their lives in just really, really austere conditions,” he says. His battalion lost 26 soldiers. Returning home, he was greeted at the plane by one of his soldiers
Kansas man sues Facebook over privacy issues with web trackers By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press
WICHITA, Kan. - A Facebook user in Kansas has filed a federal lawsuit against the social networking giant, claiming it violated wiretap laws with a tracking cookie that records web browsing history after logging off of Facebook. John Graham, a 42-year-old Leawood lawyer, is the named plaintiff in the lawsuit filed on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas. His suit seeks class action status for the 150 million users of Facebook in the United States. Graham referred all comment to his attorneys, who declined to comment on the filing. Experts say the Kansas litigation faces an uphill battle since courts in the past have tossed out similar cases against Facebook and others filed under wiretap law, finding such computer cookies are not wiretaps. In those cases that do end up being litigated the plaintiffs typically lose because they cannot prove any harm. Andrew Noyes, a spokesman for Facebook, said the firm was not commenting on the lawsuit at this time. But when the controversy over the cookies was initially raised, the company issued a state-
ment saying there was no security or privacy breach and Facebook did not store or use any information it should not have. Like every site on the Internet that personalizes content and tries to provide security for its user, Facebook places cookies on the computer of the user, it said. “Three of these cookies on some users’ computers inadvertently included unique identifiers when the user had logged out of Facebook,” according to the statement. “However, we did not store these identifiers for logged out users. Therefore, we could not have used this information for tracking or any other purpose.” Graham asks the federal court to decide whether the interception was intentional, the extent of communications intercepted and stored, and whether the court should prohibit Facebook from intercepting such communications when a user is not logged in. “The case raises important questions that the court should consider,” said David Jacobs, a consumer advocacy fellow for the Electronic Privacy Information Center. The lawsuit filed in Kansas is similar to another case filed last week in California arising out of the revelation that Facebook
who’d lost both legs and was in a wheelchair. “You just don’t forget something like that,” he says. Pickler faced family adjustments, too. His wife, Amy, had raised their son alone for a year. “She had become really independent and rightly so,” he says. “I was trying to figure out how to be a dad
placed cookies on the browsers of its users that traced their Internet activity even when they were not logged into Facebook, Jacobs said. Both lawsuits seek to certify as its class the 150 million users of Facebook in the United States. Both were filed under a provision of the federal Wiretap Act which prohibits interception of wire, oral or electronic communications, Jacobs wrote in an email. The Kansas lawsuit differs in that it also alleges several state law claims, including violation of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. Nine privacy groups - including the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the American Civil Liberties Union - sent a joint letter last week to the Federal Trade Commission saying it should investigate the ways Facebook collects data about users’ online activity after recent changes to its site. Jules Polonetsky, former privacy officer at AOL and now director of the Future of Privacy Forum think tank, said in a telephone interview that for quite some time companies have settled such lawsuits, but a number have been litigated recently - with the courts generally finding that the wiretapping law is not applicable to online tracking cases.
without stepping on her toes.” But Amy also offered comforting reassurances. “She would say she wasn’t sure if the husband who came back would be the same one who left,” he says. “Over time, I’d ask ‘What do you think?’ and she’d always say, ‘You’re still you.’” Now Pickler trains West Point cadets - some of whom will likely head to Afghanistan for a war entering its 11th year. The Fallen The number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan has jumped dramatically since 2009. As of Oct. 4, there were 1,682 deaths, according to an Associated Press count. In Georgetown, Texas, there’s a life-sized bronze statue of Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Chapman.
In Fort Lewis, Wash., there’s a cul-de-sac called Chapman Circle. In Afghanistan, there’s a base known as Camp Chapman. Chapman, a 31-year-old career Special Forces soldier was the first American to die in Afghanistan from enemy fire. He was shot in January 2002 after meeting with tribal leaders near the Pakistan border. In the years since, Chapman’s parents, Will and Lynn, have honored their son in public memorials and mourned - and celebrated - him in private. “Over time, the pain gets a little better, then a moment will strike you when it’s as strong as it ever was ... and it’s as if I just heard it,” says Will Chapman, a retired Air Force officer. “The loss of a child leaves a hole that you can never fill.” The Chapmans remember their son’s two sides: the tender father of two little ones who joyously danced with his 2-year-old daughter at his brother’s wedding, and the strong, tough soldier who’d served in Panama, Haiti and Operation Desert Storm. After the 9/11 attacks, Chapman “was one of the first to volunteer,” his father recalls. “I think his attitude was ‘If you’re going to war over this ... they’re not going to go without me.’” Since then, Lynn Chapman has spent time reading about and trying to understand the history of Afghanistan. “It’s a very complicated country,” she says. “Once we’ve accomplished the mission and our country’s safe, we need to leave.”
NH summer league offers job to Francona LACONIA, N.H. - Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona could have a new job in New Hampshire - if he’s willing to work for $6,000 per year. The Laconia Muskrats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League faxed a job offer to Francona’s agent immediately after he was released from his contract with the major league club last week, but haven’t heard back. Muskrats owner and general
manager Noah Crane says he’s included some unique benefits in the offer, including a parking spot; 25 percent off at a burrito restaurant; a free gym membership; and 25 tokens to an area arcade. The New England Collegiate Baseball League has 12 teams. The Muskrats finished the regular season 18-24 before advancing to the championships, where they lost to the Keene Swamp Bats.
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Mass. Sen. Brown hits Dem rival on nude photo quip By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press
BOSTON - U.S. Sen. Scott Brown took a jab at Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren during a radio interview Thursday, saying “Thank God” she didn’t take her clothes off to help pay for college. His remark came two days after a debate in which Warren made a reference to his nude Cosmopolitan magazine centerfold from his law-school days. Democratic Party officials immediately branded Brown’s comment as sexist and more suitable to a “frat house, not a race for U.S. Senate.” The Massachusetts Republican made the remark Thursday morning during an interview on WZLX-FM when asked to respond to a comment by Warren during a Democratic primary debate Tuesday night. Warren and the five other Democratic candidates hoping for a chance to challenge Brown during next year’s election were asked how they paid for their college educations. The questioner noted that while Brown was in law school, the future senator posed nude for Cosmopolitan in a photo spread with a strategically placed centerfold crease. Warren responded in part by saying “I kept my clothes on.” She went on to say that she took out student loans, opted for a public university and held a part time job to cover her bills. During Brown’s interview on the classic rock station, a disc jockey asked him to respond to Warren’s comment that she kept her clothes on. Brown laughed and said “Thank God.” The DJ laughed along with him. The freshman senator also defended his decision to pose for the magazine, saying modeling was his best opportunity to pay for school.
“I didn’t go to Harvard, I went to the school of hard knocks and I did whatever I had to do to pay for school,” Brown said, pointing to a difficult upbringing and his parents’ multiple divorces. Brown attended Tufts University and Boston College Law School. Warren, a Harvard law professor and consumer advocate, attended the University of Houston and received a law degree from Rutgers University. “Let them throw stones. I did what I had to do,” Brown added. “But not for having that opportunity I never would have been able to pay for school.” A spokesman for Warren declined comment. Massachusetts Democratic Party Executive Director Clare Kelly labeled Brown’s comments “mudslinging” and said they “are the kind of thing you would expect to hear in a frat house, not a race for U.S. Senate.” “Scott Brown’s comments send a terrible message that even accomplished women who are held in the highest esteem can be laughingly dismissed based on their looks,” Kelly said. Warren has emerged as an early frontrunner in the Democratic primary race. A recent UMass Lowell-Boston Herald poll showed Brown getting 41 percent of the vote and Warren receiving 38 percent, within the poll’s margin of error. Warren also was the strong favorite of the six Democratic candidates when pollsters surveyed potential Democratic primary voters. She garnered 36 percent of the vote while none of the other five got more than 5 percent. The poll surveyed 1,005 registered voters in Massachusetts by landline and cellphone from Sept. 22-28. The margin of error was 3.8 percentage points, higher for smaller samples such as potential Democratic primary voters.
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N.J. Governor Christie announces he will not persue presidential nomination By BETH DeFALCO Associated Press
TRENTON, N.J. - After a surge of new speculation, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared with finality Tuesday that “now is not my time” to run for president, dashing the hopes of Republicans still searching for someone other than front-runners Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. Christie had insisted for months that he wouldn’t run. But then came an intense weekend of reconsideration before he made a firm announcement at a news conference at the New Jersey Statehouse. His decision means the campaign now basically belongs to Romney and Perry, battling to take on President Barack Obama three months before the first GOP voting. Though both men have extensive party support, Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, has failed to win over some skeptical conservatives, and Perry, the Texas governor, has been falling in opinion polls as quickly as he had risen. Christie was the latest, perhaps last, hope of some establishment Republicans who had already been rejected by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and others who declined to run for president in 2012. He’s been governor of New Jersey for less than two years, but he’s cut the budget, curtailed public sector unions, and dealt with a Democratic legislature with disarming and combative confidence. Christie disputed the idea that his name was just one more on that list. “They weren’t searching. They came right to one target, and it was me,” he said Tuesday. “And it has always been me.” But he said he was sure, “Now is not my time.” There are still other potential challengers. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is showing some promise in New Hampshire; former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has support from social conservatives in Iowa and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain is rising in national polls. Former Alaska Gov.
Sarah Palin still hasn’t said whether she’ll run. But Christie’s announcement leaves Perry and Romney as the two Republicans who have the profile, campaign organization, fundraising prowess and early-state promise for a serious run at the nomination. Within hours, Christie donors started picking sides. The Romney campaign said Ken Langone, the Home Depot financier who helped lead the push to get Christie to run, had jumped on board. Iowa businessman Gary Kirke, who met with Christie earlier this year to urge him
“I’m not a halfway kind of guy.” Chris Christie
New Jersey Governor to run, announced he would support Perry. Both Romney and Perry will be pushing for the support of Christie himself, who now could become something of a 2012 GOP kingmaker. He declined to endorse a presidential candidate on Tuesday, but he promised his backing would mean something if and when he does. “I’m not a halfway kind of guy,” Christie said. His support could help give Romney credibility among the tea party conservatives who haven’t fully embraced the Massachusetts governor. And it could give Perry a way to quiet concerns about his viability. Whoever wins, Christie said he wasn’t seeking the job of vice president. “I just don’t think I have the personality to be asked,” he said. “I’m not looking for that job.” The race’s two-man dynamic has already been on display. Romney’s campaign didn’t bother to attack his Republican opponents, instead focusing on Obama, until Perry joined the race. In the weeks since Perry announced his campaign, the two men have gone after each other on immigration and Social Security. Perry’s campaign is focused almost solely on beating
Romney. “We’re not running against Herman Cain,” David Carney, Perry’s top strategist, said in a recent interview. Christie’s declaration is a relief for Romney. The pugnacious, East Coast, blue-state governor has a profile that’s similar to the former Massachusetts governor’s and they draw from much the same pool of money and support. GOP establishment figures, donors and luminaries who were encouraging Christie to jump in might now try to help Romney. And the moneyed, business-minded donors in New York and New Jersey who were waiting on Christie are now free to back the technocratic Romney, a former venture capitalist. For Perry, Christie’s exit is more complicated. Now, he’ll only have to worry about positioning himself against one candidate. He won’t have to worry about losing his conservative, tea party support to the budget-cutting New Jersey governor. Romney has gone largely unscathed in recent debates as news and interest has focused on new entrant after new entrant; now it’s more likely that upcoming debates will force Romney to answer tougher questions. But Romney also won’t have to worry about attacking anyone besides Perry - and Obama. And Perry has run into trouble dealing with his own vulnerabilities. He spent the past weekend in New Hampshire defending his record on immigration at town hall meetings. And now he’s facing questions about a family-leased hunting camp branded with a racially insensitive name. Both Perry and Romney will now begin to scramble for the donors who had been waiting on Christie. Romney has already proven he’s the Republican race’s financial leader, bringing in $18 million during his first quarter as a presidential candidate. Perry hasn’t yet had to file a financial report, but aides say his numbers will show he is competitive with Romney. Still, with Obama and the Democratic Party set to raise close to $1 billion for the general election next year, those numbers don’t seem so high.
Judge upholds firing of Ohio teacher in Bible case By DOUG WHITEMAN Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A judge has upheld the firing of a central Ohio public school science teacher who was accused of preaching religious beliefs in class and of keeping a Bible on his desk. Knox County Common Pleas Judge Otho Eyster said in his two-page ruling Wednesday that he found clear and convincing evidence that the Mount Vernon school board was right in dismiss-
ing John Freshwater early this year. A request by the former Mount Vernon Middle School teacher for Eyster to conduct additional hearings “is not well taken,” the judge wrote. The school board in the community about 40 miles northeast of Columbus first tried to dismiss Freshwater in 2008 after investigators reported that he preached Christian beliefs in class when discussing topics such as evolution and homosexuality, and was insubordinate in failing to remove
a Bible from his classroom. Freshwater appealed to an outside referee, a state hearing officer, utilizing a right of teachers facing firing in Ohio. The hearing officer recommended in January that Freshwater’s contract be terminated, and the school board formally fired him within days. Judge Eyster noted in his ruling that he reviewed the 6,344 pages of transcript and approximately 350 exhibits from the referee’s hearing. Freshwater also was accused
of using a science tool to burn students’ arms with the image of a cross, but that allegation was resolved and not a factor in his firing. Freshwater said Thursday that he’s considering his next step. “At this time I am reviewing all of my options and speaking with (The) Rutherford Institute and my personal attorneys,” he said in an email to The Associated Press. The Rutherford Institute is a Charlottesville, Virginia-based civil liberties group which has been
involved in the case. Attorney and institute president John Whitehead said Freshwater has 30 days to file an appeal and said his group is ready to move in that direction. “The lower courts are very difficult to get by because they do uphold local school boards almost unanimously,” Whitehead said. “We’ll have a better chance in an appeals court which will have more distance away from the school board and the local community.” An attorney for the school board said she had no comment.
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A wake-up call to Housing
Under current rules, apartment quiet hours are unfair
he Department of Housing announced over the summer the change of quiet hours for oncampus apartments (the Gables and Woodsides) as well as Babcock Hall. The quiet hours were moved up an hour, both on weekdays and weekends, to align with the quiet hours of on-campus dormitories. Housing said the change came because “a lot” of students complained of late-night noise in the annual survey that Housing distributes. The move is troubling for a few reasons, namely because it contradicts the reason most students live in on-campus apartments – additional freedom. On its website, Housing calls living in on-campus apartments “a comfortable transition between the residence halls and independent living after graduation.” If it wants to call these apartments a “transition,” then let it be just that. But right now they’re calling it a transition despite the fact that they’re changing rules to align with on-campus dorms. In section A4 of the most recent Room and Board Agreement that students sign, it states “Babcock and apartment residents may not be reassigned to the undergraduate residence hall system unless granted an exception by the Department of Housing.”
That’s the most troubling part. If Housing wants to force apartments to adhere to the rules of dorms, we’re ﬁne with that – so long as they treat it like a dorm if students decide they want to live in an on-campus dorm afterward. Currently, though, on-campus residents are adhering to the same rules as dorms, but are not being allowed to move back on campus without being granted special permission. “It is quite uncommon that we are able to make an exception for the fall semester but we do a few every year for students in the most extenuating circumstances,” said Amy T. Whitney, assistant director of housing for occupancy and assignments. That’s not fair. We didn’t mind that apartmentliving students weren’t able to move back to dorms when quiet hours were different. Students were used to a certain set of additional responsibilities and rules. Now, though, they’re not. As is, the only additional responsibilities for on-campus apartments are a kitchen and living room. That’s not enough to discourage students from moving back to oncampus dorms. We were on board with a number of Housing’s summer changes including the renovation of several
Woodsides buildings and the addition of Wi-Fi in a number of dorms. But we disagree with the oncampus apartment rule. It was one that ﬂew under the radar and one that, unfortunately, came after students had already chosen housing for this semester. We understand that Housing’s survey, the one that led to the quiethour change, wasn’t completed until the end of the year, but students should know the rules of their future home before making a deposit. Housing’s decision has been made. It’s pointless to dread on that unfortunate move now. In Tuesday’s issue, The New Hampshirite proposed in his weekly column a petition to present to Housing asking them to move quiet hours back an hour – to their original time. We don’t think that’s Housing’s only option, though. In order to remain fair to students, they have two options: Move quiet hours back to 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. while not allowing on-campus apartment-livers to transfer back to on-campus dorms. Or, keep quiet hours in on-campus apartments the same as dorms, but allow students to transfer between the two without a hassle. Until Housing agrees to one of those, though, they’re holding students to irrational rules. The best move now is to change that rule.
ONLINE poll Who will be the MVP of the men’s hockey team? TNH responds: It’s no surprise that goalie Matt Di Girolamo won this won too – the senior wins just about everything he competes in. Playing his first season as a starter last season, Di Girolamo turned heads. He’s back this season and has already been tabbed one of the best players in the nation by numerous media outlets. (Editors note: See Sports for more on Di Giroloamo and the men’s hockey team in the annual hockey preview which kicks off on page 20.)
9% Other 3% John Henrion
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Friday, October 7, 2011
Making a case for sustainable feminine hygiene
find it frightening how little people seem to know about what they purchase and consume on an everyday basis. And while it seems that we are constantly becoming more and more aware of what we put into our bodies, it has come to my attention that women, in particular are turning a blind eye to an entire and monumentally important issue. I’ll give you a hint – it has nothing to do with what we eat. For the sake of transparency and respect for your time I’ll just come straight out and tell you: It’s time you learn the truth about conventional feminine hygiene products and the how they affect personal health, finances, and the environment. I used to use them. I never really thought about it. Month after month, I’d purchase, use, and throw away countless numbers of pads and tampons. Then I started to think about all the plastic. I was wasting so much plastic! Throwing away so many applicators and wrappers – I thought I was being savvy when I opted for O.B. tampons, I figured I could do without the applicator and spare the earth some individual packaging, but I continued to toss the cotton, day after day. Then I read in Sophie Uliano’s book, Gorgeously Green, that there was a chemical in tampons that actually induces bleeding, forcing the consumer to buy more tampons, which allows companies make more money! After I read that, I blindly opted for organic tampons and started to tell other women about it, including my roommate, who was skeptical. So I did my research and found out that the chemicals that promote bleeding are called as-
bestos. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the rumor is false and the FDA denies that asbestos have ever been an approved additive in tampons. To make matters worse, tampons are usually made of blends of cotton and rayon for absorbency. Rayon is a cellulose fiber made from wood pulp. During their bleaching process, a toxic byproduct known as dioxin is created. Although the dioxin is present in small amounts, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), dioxin was once considered one of the world’s most dangerous chemicals. According to the EPA, there really is no “acceptable” level of exposure to dioxin given that it is cumulative and slow to disintegrate. The real danger lies in repeated contact – I would consider using about 4-5 tampons a day, 5-7 days a month, for about 40 years to be repeated contact. The EPA also has determined that people exposed to high levels of dioxins may be at risk for a damaged immune system, increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and reduced fertility. Recent research on monkeys has linked dioxin exposure with an increased risk to develop endometriosis, a painful disease in which uterine tissue is found outside the uterus, leading to infertility. When questions about dioxin came up a few years ago, the FDA asked tampon manufacturers to provide information about their pulp purification processes and the potential for dioxin contamination. Manufacturers of rayon tampons are also asked to routinely monitor dioxin levels in the raw material used or the finished tampons. Manufacturers have provided the
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FDA with test results of studies conducted at independent laboratories. This means that the agency’s reassurances are largely based upon data that was submitted by tampon manufacturers, but are not publicly available. According to the results of studies conducted by tampon manufacturers submitted to the FDA, dioxin levels in the rayon raw materials range from undetectable to 3 trillion in one area. A study sponsored by the FDA Office of Women’s Health was published in 2005 which found “detectable levels of dioxin in seven brands of tampons,” including at least one 100 percent cotton brand. I was clueless about all of the above until I was practically forced to stop using tampons while I was abroad in India. A few weeks abroad had passed and I had my organic, non-applicator tampons ready when my professor, Bindu, whom I was living with at the time, approached me matter-of-factly and said, “Julia, about your period, after you get it, you will have to just burn your products.” India currently does not have any other way of dealing with sanitary waste. Women in the rural villages reuse cloths and disposable sanitary waste is gathered and burned. I thought about the idea of collecting my own waste and then saving it to burn at the end of my cycle, but the idea repulsed me. Later, when I thought more about it, I didn’t think it was more gross (or fair) to throw my pads and tampons in the trash and then
let my unnecessary waste rot in a landfill for years,where dioxin and rayon can leach into the environment (groundwater, streams and lakes) causing serious pollution and health concerns. Either that, or leave it for someone else to burn, allowing all of those chemicals to be released into the air for everyone else to breathe. But then Bindu gave me another option. She offered me the opportunity to purchase a Moon Cup, which is a specific brand of reusable menstrual cups and keepers. You can also buy Diva Cups or The Keeper, which have different names, but offer the same basic benefits; you don’t waste your money buying disposable pads and tampons each month, you don’t perpetually pollute the land and sea, and you don’t compromise your own personal health by literally inserting horrible synthetic chemicals into yourself month after month. I was nauseated when I calculated the amount of money I’d thrown away over the past few years, but glad I learned my lesson at 20 years old. According to the Diva Cup website, most women spend $150-200 a year on disposable tampons and pads. Multiply that by about forty years and you can estimate that your period will cost you about $8,000 in a lifetime. My Moon Cup cost me about $40, and will last for about ten years. So let me summarize for you, a Moon Cup or Keeper costs $40 for 10 years, and disposable pads and tampons cost $2,000 for 10 years. The numbers speak for themselves. Also, when using a Moon Cup you don’t need to worry about running out of tampons, or running to the store to get more each month because you always have and only
need one reusable Moon Cup. It’s really discreet and comes in a cute little floral, fair trade and organic cotton storage pouch – it’s much more attractive than the unsightly and obvious plastic tampon wrappers that you need to dispose of after ever use. Did you know that from the use of disposable feminine hygiene products, an estimated 12 billion sanitary pads and 7 billion tampons are dumped into the North American environment each year? And more than 170,000 tampon applicators were collected along U.S. coastal areas between 1998 and 1999? When you throw your used products away they never really go away. You might not have to live with your trash, or burn it in your backyard, but you should at least be aware that someone else does. The average woman throws away 250 to 300 pounds of tampons, pads and applicators in her lifetime. On a much lighter note, in case you were wondering, I can tell you from my personal experience that using a Moon Cup or any other kind of reusable keeper is no more difficult than using a conventional tampon, and it’s easier because you don’t have to change it as often and it can be worn overnight and while swimming and exercising. The Mooncup is made from soft medical grade silicone, is latex-free and hypoallergenic and contains no dyes, BPA, phthalates, plastic, bleaches or toxins. Reusable cups are most definitely a revolutionary movement in womanhood and whether you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, save money, or just look after your health, I’d say that they’re a cup we can all toast to.
New Hampshire could learn a thing or two from Rick Perry
urprisingly, I found myself defending Texas Governor Rick Perry after he was lambasted by New Hampshire Republicans for a Texas bill that provides in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants. It was a reminder of the recent nonsense in the previous New Hampshire legislative session, and I hope, not a sign of more nonsense to come. During public appearances, Perry fought off criticism for his 2001 bill that allows undocumented students to attend Texas state colleges/universities at the in-state tuition rate. These students must meet residency requirements and have graduated from a Texas high school to qualify. Statistics show the law qualified an additional one percent of Texan students for instate tuition. This poses several questions. Why are New Hampshire conservative Republicans so concerned about a Texas issue, especially since Perry opposes the federal DREAM Act? Am I unaware of Canadian students plotting to cross the border and pay the astronomical New Hampshire in-state tuition rates – twice the national average – if a similar law were enacted?
Are these conservatives aware it’s cheaper for New Hampshire residents to pay out-of-state tuition at UMASS-Lowell than it is to attend UNH at an in-state tuition rate? Conservatives should be concerned with tuition costs of New Hampshire state colleges and universities. Instead of challenging Perry on a Texas law, wouldn’t it been better to ask how Texas provides in-state tuition $2,000 cheaper than New Hampshire, all while still extending the benefits to undocumented students? I don’t understand the time and energy – we all know time equals money – wasted by some conservatives on issues that have no relevance, many of which were addressed in the previous state legislative session. Voters in 2010 heard over and over that the election was all about fiscal sanity. Instead, we got a load of social policy insanity, a bevy of time spent trying to repeal bills addressing marriage equality, cyber bullying and student voting rights. Rep. Daniel Itse (Fremont –R) took it over the edge though. He sponsored a bill to form a permanent state defense force, or militia, aimed “to defend this state
A Truman’s take Brooks Payette from invasion, rebellion, disaster, insurrection, riot, breach of the peace or imminent danger thereof.” New Hampshire already has a well-trained and funded National Guard. Its 2800-plus members have proven more than capable of responding to natural disasters and have yet to face any “invasion” or “rebellion.” Moreover, the “militia” was estimated to cost up to half a million dollars annually – quite an irresponsible request at a time the University of New Hampshire faced the budget axe. So much for that fiscal sanity. Conservatives continue to call for government cuts, many of which are warranted. Yet, Itse is trying to create a duplicate “ragtag” government organization far less effective than the National
Guard or the revamped Federal Emergency Management Agency. Perhaps he is actually concerned a Texas-like in-state tuition bill could pass at the state or federal level. Then, his proposed militia would have an important role combating the invasion of Canadian citizens looking to take advantage of expensive tuition rates. Politicians often claim they want to fix America so it will be a better place for their “children.” So start spending more time on the issues that matter; finding ways to better educate our children, reforming entitlement programs to ensure their survival, maximizing benefits/ services within a balanced budget or attracting business and industry to expand the state’s job growth. It’s time for legislators to stop fighting yesterday’s battles and start addressing the problems of today and the future. The majority of our generation – and now America – does not care who our friends, relatives or neighbors marry. We understand that if “Bob” and “John” get married, it has no impact on our wallets or any other part of our life. However, we are concerned with the job market and the $50,000 to $150,000 in college
loan debt we will carry into our adult lives; a financial concern many current retirees did not have to face. Perry isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he understood the economic logic of the in-state tuition bill. He knew it was foolish to invest in primary and secondary education of undocumented students – federal law requires it – only to create barriers for their higher education. It’s quite rational to complete the investment, create a path to citizenship and produce productive community members. Regardless of ideology, Perry did what was best for Texas. It is hypocritical to criticize him for a states’ right initiative, which is a foundation of Republican thought. If New Hampshire House Republicans – or all politicians for that matter – approach the next legislative session in a similar fashion, the state will be far better off.
Brooks Payette is a non-traditional student, senior political science major and a 2011 National Truman Scholar Award Recipient. His goal is to see past typical Conservative and Liberal rhetoric and pose alternative questions and solutions aimed at addressing challenges in American society.
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MEN’S HOCKEY PREVIEW
Rivals clash in season opener Notre Dame to join
Hockey East in 2013-14
By CHAD GRAFF executive editor
After last Saturday’s exhibition, University of New Hampshire defenseman Justin Agosta went over the game tape with assistant coach Jim Tortorella. They watched Agosta rack up a goal and an assist from the blueline in his first game in a UNH jersey. They also watched Agosta make a few silly mistakes – avoidable mistakes. That’s to be expected, though. Agosta, after all, hasn’t touched the ice for a meaningful game since playing junior hockey back in February of 2010. So after a 3-0 exhibition win over New Brunswick that Agosta starred in, he and Tortorella have worked on getting back into game shape. It’ll be tested Saturday when Agosta and the Wildcats head down to Agganis Arena for the season opener against No. 6 Boston University at 8 p.m. “People come up to me and say ‘you played good on Saturday,’” Agosta said. “And I say, ‘yeah, well, New Brunswick isn’t BU.” Certainly not. The Terriers are ranked sixth in the nation and boast an offense that can score in a hurry. They return their top seven scorers from last season and have one of the conference’s best goalies – Kieran Millan – between the pipes. For guys like Agosta and his defensive partner, Eric Knodel, who didn’t get the chance to play their freshman year, it’ll be about adjusting to the speed of top-level Division I hockey.
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Eric Knodel (right) is part of a young UNH defense that will try to hold off Boston University in the Wildcats’ season opener this Saturday. “There’s going to be a little trial period, but I think we’ll move past that pretty quickly,” Knodel said. “It’s definitely going to be a step up from practice performance level. They’re one of the quickest teams.” Knodel and Agosta will be joined for another defenseman seeing game action for the first time. Freshman Trevor van Riemsdyk, the younger brother of former UNH star and current Flyer James van Riemsdyk, will suit up Saturday. Depending on how Trevor practices, the former Junior Monarch could get the start. That means half of the Wildcats’ defense will be playing in their first regular season game Saturday – against one of the nation’s best group of forwards. How’s that for pressure? “I wouldn’t call it pressure,” Knodel said. “It’s just the way it goes sometimes. We had a great defensive crew last year which
made it difficult for me and Justin to get in. But we grew a lot as hockey players. I feel like it’s a little different from van Riemsdyk since he’s coming from juniors, but I think the three of us are ready to play.” The Wildcats’ forwards will may have to fight BU’s speed with, well, more speed. The top line of Mike Borisenok centering for Kevin Goumas and Stevie Moses will lead the UNH attack and will be looked to pepper Millan with chances. It will be nothing new for the trio of upperclassmen, though. They’re used to opening the season in tough situations. Last season, UNH traveled for a two game set with then No. 3 Miami (OH). The season before that, they opened 0-21 after a set with then No. 1 Miami and Rensselaer. “We open up against a tough team once again,” head coach Dick Umile said. “We wanted to open up tough. We’ll have our hands full playing them.”
It was officially announced on Wednesday that the University of Notre Dame will be joining the Hockey East conference in the 2013-2014 season, the Hockey East Association and the University of Notre Dame athletic department released in a statement. Notre Dame will be the 11th team in the conference, and the fourth team added since Hockey East’s inception in 1984. The announcement was made that Notre Dame’s new Compton Family Ice Arena. Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna was in South Bend, Ind., for the official press conference. “It is not an overstatement to say that this is one of the most significant days in the history of our conference,” Bertagna said in the announcement. “The addition of new institutions is always exciting, but Notre Dame brings a unique set of qualities and circumstances to the continued growth of our league. We are proud to welcome Notre Dame into the fold.” Notre Dame is currently a member of the CCHA (Central Collegiate Hockey Association), which is rapidly disbanding as teams from the CCHA and WCHA (Western Collegiate Hockey Association) are making the move to join the Big Ten conference, which just established a hockey league beginning in 2013-2014. Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said on Wednesday
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continued from page 20 Thomas is a redshirt freshman who was injured in Villanova’s first game of the season. Since then, ‘Nova has had some difficulty at the quarterback position, with Culicerto being the better of two options for the Wildcats. As McDonnell alluded to, though, the coaches at Villanova are starting to find a niche for the senior quarterback. One thing he said that UNH is expecting Villanova to do routinely is run the spread option offense, which is getting better week by week.Villanova’s lone win of the season came two weekends ago against the University of Pennsylvania, although the Wildcats narrowly missed taking down William & Mary last weekend. The youthful ‘Nova defense has played surprisingly well so far, McDonnell said. Villanova’s two starting linebackers, Joey Harmon and Dillon Lucas, were both recruited by UNH. “They are a physical front. They’re the three-three stack, which we don’t see a whole lot of,” McDonnell said. “They are going to make you pass the football; they’re going to get eight people involved in the run to stop it. … We had a little bit of success last year running the ball against them. I think they are as stout as they’ve been inside, and their linebackers aren’t as big
that one of the main goals in joining the Hockey East was to give his program more exposure on a national level. “We are excited to be joining Hockey East beginning in the 201314 season,” Swarbrick said. “Many factors played a role in our decision, but three were of special importance to us. The first two were critical issues of the student-athlete experience, … but of special importance in this instance was our goal of giving out hockey program an unprecedented level of national exposure through our expanded partnership with the NBC Sports Group.” The Fighting Irish, as UNH remembers all too well, are the team that knocked the Wildcats out of the NCAA postseason just a year ago in the NCAA Regional Northeast Finals. UNH head coach Dick Umile said after the announcement was made that adding Notre Dame to the conference brings a whole new level of exposure for every other school as well, not just UND. “Obviously it’s terrific,” Umile said. “It’s great national exposure. The fact that they’ve joined Hockey East, that says a lot for Hockey East and the program, and a university like Notre Dame to make a commitment to Hockey East I think is terrific. Obviously the [UNH] hockey program is very familiar with them – they’re the preseason pick this year to win it. And we lost to them last year in the NCAA tournament to get to the Frozen Four. … I just think it’s a great program, and I’m excited about it.”
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UNH is back in action at home against Villanova this Saturday after the ‘Cats defeated Holy Cross in their home opener last weekend. physically, but they can really run.” Last weekend UNH enjoyed success passing the football as the team improved its record to 3-1 on the year. Senior quarterback Kevin Decker led the way for the Wildcats with 352 passing yards, throwing for four touchdowns and no interceptions. Now, with redshirt freshman receiver R.J. Harris returning from suspension, the team has it’s explosive wide receiving core almost at full strength, save for Chris Chandler, who will be a game-time decision with a high ankle sprain. UNH’s 39-32 win over Holy Cross marked a first for the Wildcats in two categories on the season: it was the first game the defense hadn’t given up more than 40 points in a game, and it was the first time this year UNH had a 100-yard rusher.
Decker echoed coach Mac’s sentiments about the Villanova defense, and said that it’ll be tough to put up points against a team that hasn’t given them up easily this year. “Their defense still looks really good on film,” Decker said. “They run the same D they’ve been running the past few years. They have a lot of young talent, especially at linebacker, and they’ve got most of their secondary back with [James] Pitts, and they’ve got [Eric] Loper playing a little bit of linebacker.” Decker added that Nova’s defense blitzes around 70 percent of the time, so the offensive line of UNH should have its hands full come Saturday afternoon. Kickoff at Cowell Stadium is scheduled for 12 p.m. for the 6/7-ranked Wildcats.
You could stock an All-Star team with the Hockey East talent that left early for the NHL this past offseason. That combined with the annual graduation losses – which hit some teams particularly hard – and the league will have quite a different look to it this year. Here is how we expect the Hockey East standings to shake out this year (with each team’s ranking in the preseason coaches’ poll in parentheses):
Boston U. (2)
Boston College (1)
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MEN’S HOCKEY PREVIEW
Di Girolamo prepared for season of big expectations By BRANDON LAWRENCE content editor
At the beginning of last year, the UNH men’s hockey team looked up to its top line – a group of seasoned seniors – to lead way for the squad in the 2010-11 campaign. The defense was solid, with leaders like Blake Kessel and Matt Campanale, who each had multiple years of experience at the college level. But left relatively untested, however, was the man between the pipes. It was perhaps the most talked-about situation in the preseason and the summer before that. Then-junior Matt Di Girolamo was going to have his hands full in his first year as starting goaltender. Di Girolamo had only seen action in a handful of games during his freshman and sophomore years because of former UNH goalie Brian Foster. Foster was the regular starter for two seasons and led the Wildcats to the playoffs twice. Then, as soon as Foster graduated, it was DiGi’s turn. And in his first full season, he didn’t disappoint. Di Girolamo finished his junior year playing and starting in all 39 games, recording a 2.44 goalsagainst average and a .923 save percentage, winning 22 games.
Now, as he enters his senior season with a full year of experience under his belt, Di Girolamo is geared up for a breakout campaign. USCHO.com has Di Girolamo the No. 1-ranked goaltender entering the 2011-12 season, above names like Boston University’s Kieran Millan, both Connor Knapp and Cody Reichard of Miami (OH), and Merrimack’s Joe Cannata, who had an extremely impressive run last season. Despite this, however, Di Girolamo said that he feels pretty much the same as he did last year – pretty even keel heading into his senior season. “We lost three stud defensemen, especially with Kessel leaving, so we’re back in the same boast as last year – a little unproven defensively,” Di Girolamo said. “But I’m definitely excited for the year.” DiGi said that he’s under a bit more pressure with the young and relatively unproven defensemen in front of him, but that everyone’s getting acclimated to the system and that the coaches have done a great job preparing them for the opportunity. Instead of playing the role of student, as a team leader Di Girolamo will have to take on the
Senior Matt Di Girolamo is USCHO.com’s top ranked goaltender in the nation after his record-setting junior year for the Wildcats. role of teacher for not only the young defensemen, but also the young goaltenders sitting behind him, waiting patiently for their turn to step up in net. Other then fellow senior Tyler Scott, UNH employs sophomore Jeff Wyer (who right now is listed as the backup) and freshman Casey DeSmith. Unless something changes in the grand scheme of things, Wyer will be put in the same situation as Foster and Di Girolamo. For this year, Di Girolamo said that his consistency is something that he needs to work on, and that will ultimately be crucial to his and the Wildcats’ success. “If you have a consistent
Line change: A look at this season’s starters Mike Borisenok Kevin Goumas
Brett Kostolansky Damon Kipp
Projected starters: Mike Borisenok, center; Stevie Moses, forward; Kevin Goumas, forward; Damon Kipp, defense; Brett Kostolansky, defense Second line: Jeff Silengo; John Henrion; Dalton Speelman Defensive pairing: Connor Hardowa; Trevor van Riemsdyk Third line: Nick Sorkin, Greg Burke, Austin Block Defensive pairing: Justin Agosta; Eric Knodel
goalie, your team is usually pretty successful,” Di Girolamo said. “[Your teammates] expect every game from you. Basically I want to keep doing that, and keep it simple.” Head coach Dick Umile, who enters his 22nd year at the helm, hopes that his senior net minder will serve as the vocal leader for the defensive unit, and help the guys out who haven’t seen game action yet. The departures of Kessel, Campanale and senior Mike Beck left three holes in the six-man defensive core to be filled. Brett Kostolansky, Damon Kipp and Connor Hardowa will fill three spots, and
continued from page 20 Beck, has opened the door for a trio of youngsters to join the fray. Two of these newcomers will be sophomores Eric Knodel and Justin Agosta. Both were members of last year’s team, but saw action only in practice as neither saw the ice in an official game. However, both say that a year of practicing against some of the best forwards in the nation greatly improved their game. “It was a rough year last year, but I had to go through it, had to put my time in,” Knodel said. “Me and Justin grew a lot last year as hockey players, and we studied the game a lot and did our work.” Knodel will be one of the most recognizable figures on the ice this season simply because of his size. The sophomore stands 6-foot-6 (6’ 9” on skates) and his teammates say his height is an excellent weapon in the defensive end. “There has been times in practice where it’s almost been frustrating,” senior forward and co-captain Mike Borisenok said. “Because you think you’ve beaten him on a move, but yet he just pivots and he’s able to catch you with his stick and his reach. He’s definitely an asset to have in the defensive end.” Anchoring the blue line will be senior co-captain Damon Kipp and juniors Brett Kostolansky and Connor Hardowa. Kostolansky enjoyed a breakout year in 2010-11, playing alongside Kessel in the top defensive pairing – where he will likely remain this season. Rounding out the defense will be freshman Trevor van Riemsdyk, brother of former UNH star (and current Philadelphia Flyer) James van Riemsdyk and the only fresh-
are the only returners who saw action last season. Sophomores Eric Knodel and Justin Agosta will likely fill two spots, leaving one more for open. Freshman Trevor van Riemsdyk looks to be that sixth man defensively. “It’s defense that is going to be our challenge, just because we’ve got some inexperience,” Umile said. “Half of our group of defensemen have not played [at the collegiate level]. The good thing is that Matt Di Girolamo will be in net, and he’s proven to be one of the top goalies in the country, and hopefully he can help us in that area until these guys get some experience.” Kipp said that early on in the season there may be times when things don’t go the defense’s way, which is natural, but that Di Girolamo will be there to pick up the slack and help out. The schedule alone for the Wildcats is difficult, who open up with three games in two weekends against Hockey East teams, and then travel to Minnesota for two games against St. Cloud State. Other out-of-conference games will include Union, Alabama-Huntsville, Harvard, and Brown. “I’m sure he’s ready for that,” Kipp said. “He loves a challenge.”
man that Umile assured would see significant time this season. On the offensive end the Wildcats will be tasked with replacing graduated seniors Paul Thompson, Mike Sislo and Phil DeSimone – who comprised one of the most devastating lines in the country . This transition, however, comes with an air of confidence. Last year’s second line of Borisenok, Stevie Moses and Kevin Goumas outplayed the top line on several occasions last year, and returns fully intact for the ’11-’12 campaign. “It’s no different this year than it has been in the past,” Moses said. “We lost Bobby [Bulter two years ago] and Paul and [Sislo] picked it up, and this year we’re going to have a lot of guys who can put the puck in the net, for sure.” The so-called “Bo-Mo-Go” line will move into the top slot this year, with the following lines being filled by a bevy of experienced veterans. Umile tends to keep his lines fluid, especially early in the season, but look for sophomore Jeff Silengo centering between juniors John Henrion and Dalton Speelman comprising one line and juniors Greg Burke and Austin Block skating with sophomore Nick Sorkin on another. “I think if we’re not going to have one person that puts up numbers like Paul did, we’re going to have two or three lines that are going to be able to score goals,” Umile said. “I’m comfortable that we’re going to be able to move the puck and create offense.” The ‘Cats will be tested right off the bat, traveling to conference foes Boston University and Northeastern to open the season before hosting Boston College – tabbed to finish No. 1 in the HE coaches poll – on Oct. 15.
The Bruins raised their championship banner to the rafters Thursday night, but the celebration was short-lived, as Boston fell to the Flyers, 2-1, in the team’s season opener.
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Nation Matt Di Girolamo is America’s top-ranked goaltender going into this season. Will he live up to the hype? Page 19
Check out the season preview below to find out what the outlook is for the ‘Cats in 2011-12.
There are some big changes in UNH’s lineup after the ‘Cats lost four starters from last year’s team.
UNH begins its season on the road against Hockey East rival Boston University this Saturday.
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MEN’S HOCKEY PREVIEW
Wildcats to take on UNH prepared for 2011-12 campaign struggling Villanova By ZACK COX managing editor
By BRANDON LAWRENCE content editor
Through the first four games of the 2011 season, the UNH football team has shown that it likes to live on the edge. Not by choice, of course, but that’s the way it’s happened so far. But according to both players and coaches, that needs to change - soon. Because this weekend, when UNH hosts the Wildcats of Villanova at Cowell Stadium, the home Wildcats would like to close things out and not let Villanova get within striking distance close to game’s end. Villanova historically has been a very good football program – one that has always given UNH a tough test. However, this year ‘Nova has an uncharacteristically sub-par record, coming in at 1-4. With losses to Towson and Monmouth highlighting their schedule, the ‘Nova
Wildcats have shown that experience plays a large part of a team’s success. After graduating great impact players like Matt Szczur, Chris Whitney, Angelo Babbaro, Aaron Ball, and Ben Ijalana, the Villanova roster in 2011 is filled with inexperience. However, as UNH head coach Sean McDonnell said on Wednesday, it’s still a game that UNH will absolutely not take lightly. “I see a team that’s getting better,” McDonnell said. “This is a team that when you looked at it early in the year with Dustin Thomas, their quarterback, was doing some things that I think were very, very good offensively with that kid’s abilities. … Unfortunately for them, he got hurt. Now the kid that’s come in, Christian Culicerto, he has done a really good job, and they’re starting to find out what makes him go.” FOOTBALL continued on page 18
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The 2011-12 UNH hockey season begins with the same question Wildcat fans have been asking for nearly a decade now: Is this finally the year? The Wildcats’ last trip to the Frozen Four came in 2003, when they lost to Minnesota in the national championship. Since then, UNH has reached eight consecutive NCAA tournaments and has been sent home empty-handed every time. This year’s seniors know the feeling well, after seeing their three college seasons end in nearly identical fashion – one game short of the Frozen Four. After losing all three members of last year’s top-scoring first line and three stalwart defensemen, this season will open with at least a few question marks at all positions but one: goaltender. Senior goalie Matt Di Girolamo burst onto the scene last year as an untested junior replacing former All-American Brian Foster and in
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Senior Stevie Moses will be one of the offensive spark plugs for UNH this season after the ‘Cats lost they’re top line from last year’s squad. just one year has become arguably the best netminder in Hockey East. Finishing second in the conference in goals against average (2.44) and first in save percentage (.923) as a junior, Di Girolamo comes into 2011 with lofty expectations. He will need to continue to play to these expectations, as he will be backstopping a defensive unit that feature three players who have never skated in a collegiate game. “It’s defense that’s going to be our challenge,” UNH head coach
Dick Umile said. “Just because we have some inexperience with defensemen who have not played. But Matt Di Girolamo will be in net and he’s proven to be one of the top goalies in the country, and hopefully he can help us in that area until these guys get some experience.” First team Hockey East defenseman Blake Kessel’s decision to forgo his senior year to join the NHL, as well as the graduation of seniors Matt Campanale and Mike PREVIEW continued on page 19
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