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Arts Editor Ellen Stuart recently became a member of Zipcar and explains her newfound love of the carsharing service at UNH.

The number of food stamps across the state has risen by over 20,000 in the last two years alone.

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Police expect to make arrest in stabbing Victim treated and released at scene for minor injuries after assault behind Stoke Hall Alexandra Churchill STAFF WRITER

The University of New Hampshire Police Department has identified a possible suspect in the stabbing incident that occurred on campus this weekend around 1 a.m. Sunday morning, and plans to make an arrest by the end of the week.

The assault took place over Homecoming weekend along Garrison Avenue in front of Stoke Hall between approximately 1 and 1:30 a.m. According to the first alert message sent at 1:21 a.m., an unidentified male was stabbed in the left bicep. The victim was treated and released on the scene. Officers

who reported to the scene said they witnessed a white male described as 5’7,’’ wearing a blue plaid shirt and blue jeans fleeing the scene in the direction of the woods behind Stoke Hall. UNH Police immediately commenced a search of the area with the assistance of the Durham and Laco-

nia Police Departments, along with the Rochester Police Department K-9 unit. Seven minutes following the first alert message, at 1:28 a.m., the police issued a campus update announcing that police K-9 units were tracking the possible suspect in the woods behind Adams Tower West.

Kelly Sennott STAFF WRITER

RAYA AL-HASHMI/STAFF Students cheer from the student section at Saturday’s football game. UNH beat Richmond, 17-0. The game was just one the Homecoming events. For more photos from homecoming weekend, see page 10. For the football game story, see page 20.

Nearly 90 percent pay up in “social experiment” Matty Tucker

Marketers from the Honest Tea beverage company came to campus last Thursday with a simple question for UNH: are we honest? The answer, they found, is that 89.3 percent of us are honest. The make-shift Honest Tea Store was built in front of

Dimond Library, and served for about four hours. It was based on the honor system. Bottles of the drink were available for $1, which customers could put into a collection box. Five flavors were available, and nobody was watching if someone didn’t pay. Well, that’s not entirely true. The display did draw a lot of attention from people in HONEST continued on page 3

ASSAULT continued on page 3

Student fee increase looms after committee approves initial motion

„ Cheerin’ on the ‘Cats


At 1:46 a.m., police announced in a third alert message that they were unable to locate the suspect in the woods. Shortly after these campuswide alerts went out, a UNH student reported information regarding the case. The assault remains under

The Board of Trustees’ financial affairs committee voted on and approved the initial motion to increase student fees by $200 last Monday. The financial affairs committee will not send that motion forward until after their next meeting on Dec. 13, where the recommendations from that meeting will be moved forward for review by the Board of Trustees. No decisions have been made yet, according to Mark Rubinstein, vice president of Student and Academic Services. If approved in December, the fee increase would be effective for the 2011-12 academic year. The Deferred Maintenance



FEE continued on page 3

Defense, prosecution paint separate images of alleged rape Thomas Gounley

A student reaches for money at “The Honest Store” last Thursday in front of Dimond Library.

Assessment is the primary reason for the fee increase, said Student Body President Richard Peyser. The Deferred Maintenance fee was introduced in June 2009, according to the UNH business services website, and it is supposed to address deferred maintenance needs of the academic buildings on campus. The Deferred Maintenance fee, which was originally $330, according to UNH business services, will grow to $530 if the movement passes in December. This fee increase would add up to $2.4 million more that UNH undergraduate students will have to pay in the next fiscal year. “Specific to DMA [Deferred Maintenance Assessment], the

Defense and prosecuting attorneys are painting different images of what happened on July 30, when a UNH football player allegedly raped a former UNH student. JeRome Wilkins, 19, of Baltimore, turned himself in to police on Thursday. He is charged with aggravated sexual assault, a felony. Wilkins was suspended from the football team when the university learned of his arrest, in adherence with university policy.

Wilkins’ attorney, Andrew Cotrupi, said it was a consensual encounter between two “extremely intoxiWILKINS cated people,” according to Foster’s Daily Democrat. He said that his client did not remember the woman, a 20-year-old who’d recently graduated from UNH’s Thompson School, ever saying “no” or “stop.” He also noted that WILKINS continued on page 3


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The New Hampshire

Contents State’s food stamp enrollment rises

Black performs for Homecoming

8 Enrollments for food stamps in New Hampshire have risen from 31, 830 people in 2008 to 52,047 people in the last couple of months.

Local business offers body cleansing

11 Lewis Black performed his brand of angry stand-up on Sunday night in the Field House as SCOPE’s annual Homecoming comedian.

Wildcats blank Richmond, 17-0

This week in Durham


• Stick and Puck 6:15 p.m. The Whitt • UNH Concert and Symphonic Bands 8 p.m. Johnson Theatre


• Open Skate 10:30 a.m. The Whitt • Yoga 12 p.m. Wildcat Den • Cornucopia 4 p.m. Waysmeet Center

13 Cura’ Naturale Healing, located in Dover, is offering a body cleansing and detoxification program from Oct. 26 through Nov. 16.

Early admission program expands As of next February, UNH juniors will have the option to apply early admission to the graduate school at UNH. The students will be able to take graduate courses throughout the entirety of their senior year, allowing them to take up to 12 graduate credits.


Corrections If you believe that we have made an error, or if you have questions about The New Hampshire’s journalistic standards and practices, you may contact Executive Editor Thomas Gounley by phone at 603-862-4076 or by email at

The next issue of The New Hampshire will be on Tuesday, October 19, 2010

20 The UNH football team returned to its winning ways on Saturday after defeating CAA power Richmond, 17-0, at Cowell Stadium.

Student senate notebook On Sunday, the student senate resolved to encourage the USNH Board of Trustees from taking further action on the Deferred Maintenance fee for fiscal year 2012. The fee would cost UNH students $200 more than it currently does, which has angered the senate.

Contact Us:

• Drumming Circle 12:45 p.m. MUB 203 • Commuter Lunch 1 p.m. MUB 338 • Resume Review 1 p.m. MUB 334

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The New Hampshire 156 Memorial Union Building Durham, NH 03824 Phone: 603-862-4076 Executive Editor Thomas Gounley


Managing Editor Chad Graff

Content Editor Amanda Beland

• Bob Wilber 10 a.m. Dimond Library • Yoga 12 p.m. Wildcat Den • Cornucopia 12 p.m. Waysmeet Center

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Fee: Board passes raise in fee; motion moves forward to Dec. 13 meeting Continued from page 1

Board of Trustees has a responsibility to the state for the management of the physical assets of the university system,” Rubinstein said. He also said that the initial fee and proposed increments are intended to address the issues raised in a study conducted a couple of years ago. This study raised concerns that the responsibility to the state was not being met. Because the state of New Hampshire technically owns the academic buildings on campus, according to Peyser, the Board and the University System of New Hampshire hoped that it would match the fee increase, but the state has yet to act. “If we continue to rely on this fee to pay for the deferred maintenance on the campus, then the fee will forever exist, and the state will remain out of play,” Peyser said. “Increasing it is not going to help motivate the state to contribute its fair share; instead, it will make the state more reluctant.” Rubinstein said that the UNH System of New Hampshire and the Board are very concerned about the cost of attendance that students are asked to pay. This concern, however, also conflicts with concern of facility quality and long-term viability of the facilities. “Every decision represents an

effort to balance potentially competing interests,” Rubinstein said. “The goal throughout the process is to find the optimum point among those interests.” Despite the interests of the Board, UNH students are not happy. Athena Clause, a junior family studies major, said that she thinks that the possible fee increase is ridiculous. “I already pay so much money to go here,” Clause said. Freshman Kellie Walker said that she thinks that the students should have had more say beforehand. “They should have incorporated student input before taking action; it’s our money, so we should have a say in what’s happening with it,” Walker said. According to Rubenstein, normally, student senate has the opportunity to provide input in these decisions. Rubenstein said that auxiliary directors meet with student fee liaisons through a process managed by the student senate’s fee oversight committee and the graduate student senate, where they provide recommendations to President Huddleston and himself. Editor’s note: please refer to the student senate notebook on page 13 for more student reaction and information on the possible increase.

WILKINS: Defense, prosecution disagree on happenings of night of alleged rape Continued from page 1

Wilkins has no criminal record and has never faced disciplinary actions from the university. Prosecutor Kathryn Smyhowski told the New Hampshire Union Leader that it wasn’t until Wilkins learned DNA evidence linked him to an alleged rape that he admitted to having contact with the victim. She classified the act as “extremely violent” and said the victim had to be treated in the hospital the next day. On Friday, Rochester District Court Judge Daniel Cappiello ordered Wilkins held on $50,000 cash bail. A request that he be released

on personal recognition was denied. Wilkins is due in Dover District Court on Oct. 22 for a probable cause hearing. Wilkins’ arrest was the first thing that UNH football coach Sean McDonnell commented on following the team’s win on Saturday. “JeRome is a kid in our program who over the past three years has done everything the right way around here,” McDonnell said. “Unfortunately, he’s in a situation where I don’t have a lot of the answers. Our thoughts are with him. As of now, he’s suspended from the program indefinitely.”

COURTESY PHOTO/UNH DINING Nearly 90 percent of students paid for their tea at “The Honest Store” outside of Dimond Library last Thursday even though nobody was watching. The bottles of tea were $1 each.

HONEST: Students pay for tea even when no one is looking Continued from page 1

the Dimond Library courtyard. The marketers were also present, indiscreetly filming reaction shots for a clip that they intend to post on YouTube. Ethan Robinson, UNH alum and Honest Tea’s regional marketing manager for New England, was in charge of the operation. “We call it a social experiment,” he said. “It surprises a lot of people.” There were about 150 bottles for sale. Robinson calculated that 121 bottles were taken, and $108 was put in the cash box, leading to the 89.3 percent honesty rating. “I’d assume that almost everybody would pay,” sophomore Garrett Marker said. “It’s a good deal.” Marker bought a bottle for himself, and he bought a bottle for Keleigh Cheney, who is also a sophomore. “I think people appreciate that it’s there,” Cheney said. She said that she thought the Honest Tea store was similar to a regular business where customers are often made to feel like they are being scrutinized as potential thieves. Senior John Kmetz almost bought a bottle, but he realized that he didn’t have the correct amount of

change. “I think it’s a good idea,” he said. “When it’s just there on the honor system it gives people more power.” However, Kmetz said that he thought some people would just take them. According to Robinson, who has operated the Honest Tea store across the nation, Kmetz’s reaction is common. But less theft actually occurs than most people think, he said. UNH stacks up with other locations fairly well, according to Robinson’s numbers. The most honest city so far is Boston, with 93.3 percent honesty. The least honest city is Los Angeles, at 75 percent. The most honest campus to date is the University of Vermont, at 93.8 percent. “It draws people’s attention,” senior Erin Alvarez said. “[But] I don’t know that it would prove the most lucrative.” But that’s not a problem for Robinson because the proceeds will be donated to an environmentally focused student group on campus. “It’s different,” Robinson said. “It catches people off guard. It makes you think.” Robinson wasn’t concerned with potential theft. He humorously

described the store he operated at UVM on a particularly hot day. He recalled an I.O.U deposited in the cash box that read, “I don’t have any money. Really thirsty. Sorry.” Robinson will send a clip, which should run for about one minute, to the university when it is completed. He expects UNH Dining Services, which gave Honest Tea permission to run their store, to post the clip. As a 2006 graduate of UNH, Robinson said that he had high hopes for the community. And while UNH didn’t secure the number one spot, it did beat out several cities and colleges. UNH tied New York City and Atlanta in honesty. UNH will have a chance to get a higher rating next spring or fall, Robinson said. Honest Tea will have its store again and revisit many cities and campuses in addition to adding many more to its list. “I think it’s encouraging,” Robinson said. “It’s something to take pride in.” Curious students can check out Honest Tea’s website at http://www. and clips of the experiments can be found on YouTube at Honest Tea’s page at http://www.

ASSAULT: Police say arrest coming soon in knife assault behind Stoke Hall Continued from page 1

investigation, but police expect to make an arrest of a possible suspect soon. According to police, neither the possible suspect nor the victim are UNH students. The lead in this investigation is

a result of the success of the campus alert system in accordance with the Clery Act, said Deputy Chief of Police Paul Dean in one of the many campus alerts. The Clery Act is a federal legislative bill that requires all schools with federal financial aid programs

to disclose relevant and up-to-date information about campus crimes. If you or anyone you know has information concerning this crime, please call the UNH Police Department at (603) 862-1427.


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The New Hampshire

October 12, 2010

New fraternity comes to UNH in hopes of starting a chapter

Coast Guard looks for six missing N.J. sport-fishermen Wayne Perry


RAYA AL-HASHMI/STAFF New pledges and the founding fathers of UNH’s newest fraternity proudly pose in anticipation of further expansion.

Raya Al-Hashmi TNH STAFF

David Brown, a Sigma Chi director of expansion, held info meetings and recruited members during the beginning of the semester in hopes of starting a chapter at UNH. Coordinator of Greek Life at UNH Adam McCready said that he doesn’t look at the fraternity’s history as a deciding factor on whether it should colonize at UNH. “I ask what that organization can offer in resources and support to ensure a successful first year and in decades to come,” McCready said. According to McCready, reports of hazing have increased throughout the years, but he believes it’s due to the community doing a better job of reporting it. He believes that the acts of hazing have declined throughout the years. There are currently 11 interfraternity council groups on campus. There were eight in 2007. Since then, two fraternities have been kicked off, and five have started. Fraternities have gone from seven percent of the male student body to nine percent in a three-year period. McCready thinks that having new Greek organizations on campus is refreshing. “They don’t have anything set in place, which tends to create higher expectations for the entire community,” McCready said. “The new members are basing their decision to join a fraternity on the values and core principles of the organization.” A fraternity must be granted permission through the UNH office of Greek Life to start a colony. There are minimum requirements that the national organization must have for Greek Life to allow them to come to campus.

Freshman Bo Cheever has accepted a bid and is among the first founding fathers of Sigma Chi at UNH. “I think the UNH community welcomes Greek organizations with the understanding that we expect them to live congruently with their values and contribute to the UNH community,” Cheever said. Unlike UNH sororities, UNH fraternities do informal rush, which means that they recruit men independently of other chapters on campus. This makes the process of gaining new members rather difficult.

“I think the UNH community welcomes Greek organizations.” Bo Cheever

Freshman Sigma Chi founding father

There are roughly 133 new fraternity members this fall, bringing the total number of fraternity members, new and active, to 478. “New fraternities like Sigma Chi and Pi Kappa Phi who don’t have a house try to draw men by telling them that they will be ‘founding fathers’ of the chapter at UNH, and their names will be on the national charter,” IFC Internal Vice President John J. Romano said. Starting recruitment in the fall of 2009, Pi Kappa Phi was the last fraternity to colonize at UNH and the last chapter to be established was Alpha Sigma Phi, which had their Chartering Ceremony in January 2010. Sigma Chi, founded in 1855, is the largest and one of the oldest college Greek social fraternities in the world with 236 active chapters.


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Six New Jersey men failed to return from a weekend overnight fishing trip, and the Coast Guard was searching for their sport-fishing boat Monday off the coast of Massachusetts, where they might have issued a mayday call. Thomas McDade said his father, Geoffrey, and 26-year-old brother, James, were among the group that left Saturday morning on a trip to catch tuna about 85 miles east of Atlantic City. They were to return Sunday morning and when they weren’t home by the evening, Thomas McDade said his mother called authorities. The search for the 32-foot vessel, Black Magic, initially focused on the area near where the men had planned to go fishing. But a Coast Guard radio tower on Martha’s Vineyard picked up a mayday call around 1 a.m. Monday, Coast Guard Petty Officer Jonathan Lindberg said. A recording of the call was played for families of the missing, one of whom recognized the voice as that of her husband. The search then was expanded to include Martha’s Vineyard, though the guard was continuing to search the area off New Jersey, he

said. Two rescue helicopter crews from Atlantic City, a C-130 aircraft from Elizabeth City, N.C., and three Coast Guard boats from ports along the Jersey shore are searching. Lindberg said there has been no contact with the boat since the

mayday call, and no emergency beacon had been detected. The boat was equipped with an emergency positioning radio beacon, or EPIRB, which is designed to float free when the unit gets wet and automatically broadcast its position to rescuers.


October 12, 2010

The New Hampshire

Four NYC teens charged with anti-Muslim crime NEW YORK - New York City police say four Staten Island teenagers accused of bullying a Muslim classmate are now facing hate crime charges. The Staten Island Advance says the incidents occurred from October 2009 to June 2010. Authorities say the bullies called

the boy a “terrorist,” frequently punched him in the groin and spit in his face. The boy said he hoped the bullying would end when he left intermediate school. He finally told his family after learning that two of the alleged tormentors were in his high school class.

NYPD Lt. John Grimpel says three 14-year-olds and a 15-yearold are charged with assault and aggravated harassment as a hate crime. The Muslim family immigrated from Trinidad in the 1980s.

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CARLSBAD, Calif. - Children returning Monday to an elementary school where a gunman wounded two girls on a playground cheered and hugged construction workers who police said knocked down the shooter as he struggled to reload his gun. Hundreds of parents, students and teachers - including the two bandaged girls - gave a standing ovation to the three workers during a family picnic at Kelly Elementary School. A shout of “Viva Kelly” rang out three times, and the men were given gift baskets and handmade cards from the children, including one that read: “Dear Heroes: Thank You.” “We’re not here today about a tragedy. What we’re doing here today is celebrating a miracle,” Principal Tressie Armstrong said at a news conference held at a park near the school Monday, three days after the attack. Youngsters wearing the school color of kelly green and parents with bouquets attended the picnic in a grassy field next to the playground. Matthew Keller came with his wife and 8-year-old son, who witnessed the attack. “He was ready to go back,” Keller said of his son. “It was a scary experience for him. He’s been open about talking and he wanted to get back to talk to his friends.” Janitors had cleaned blood

from the sidewalk over the weekend, and counselors met Monday with teachers and were available to talk with students shaken by the attack. Police remained on heightened patrol, but school officials were trying to make the day one of gratitude, not fear. The school for kindergartenthrough-sixth-graders serves one of the wealthiest communities in the United States, a generally crimefree area about a 30-minute drive north of San Diego noted for its scenic beaches and luxury resorts such as La Costa, which has hosted major tennis and golf tournaments. Brendan O’Rourke, 41, of Oceanside was arrested Friday for investigation of attempted murder and remained jailed without bail. Detectives were preparing to present the case to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office for possible charges. Police believe O’Rourke armed himself with a .357-magnum revolver, jumped a fence and opened fire toward the crowded playground. The two girls, ages 6 and 7, were each shot in an arm. Construction workers building a school cafeteria chased the gunman. Police said Carlos Partida jumped in his pickup truck and rammed the man, knocking him down. He and others held the man for police, authorities said. The gunman was fumbling to reload when he was struck, and his poor gun handling may have saved lives, police Chief Gary Morrison said. Police believe four to six shots were fired. The gun was registered to O’Rourke but investigators were unsure where he obtained it, the chief said. Morrison said O’Rourke told detectives he had considered other schools for the attack but decided on Kelly, although investigators did not immediately know why. “He kind of rambles,” Morrison said. O’Rourke was licensed to be a security guard in California, though he was not working as one. He was working for a telemarketing company and had no previous criminal record, the police chief said. At the picnic, the wounded girls hugged Partida. “I think this is the biggest thank-you I’ve ever seen,” he said after the ceremony. Partida is single but said he has nieces and nephews of school age. “I would expect someone to do the same,” he said after the ceremony. As he left the picnic, parents gave Partida a case of beer and three bottles of tequila.

The New Hampshire

October 12, 2010

Juniors now eligible for graduate school early admission Justin Doubleday STAFF WRITER

Starting next February, juniors at UNH will be able to apply for early admission to the UNH graduate school, allowing them to take graduate courses throughout their entire senior year. This new program will allow students to earn up to 12 graduate credits during their senior year. This could effectively eliminate almost a year of time that they would normally have to spend full time at grad school earning those credits. The requirements for juniors to apply early admission in February are the same for seniors who decide to apply early during the fall of their senior year. The students must have a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and they must maintain that gpa throughout the remainder of their undergraduate career. “Early admission is available to all undergraduate students in any major as long as they meet the minimum requirements set by the UNH graduate school,” Cindy Glidden, academic department coordinator at the UNH Department of Edu-

cation, said. Glidden is responsible for recruiting interested students, initial advising and coordinating communications regarding available programs. Glidden said that allowing students to start taking graduate courses at the beginning of their senior year would give them more flexibility to spread out those 12 maximum credits over the course of the year. “We have opened the door for second semester juniors with a 3.2 GPA or higher to apply to one of our Master’s programs in the Education Department,” Glidden said. “They have the whole (senior) year, fall, J-Term (January term) and spring.” Glidden said that allowing students to take grad classes in the fall semester, J-term and the spring semester is the main advantage to applying early in junior year. Students who apply early admission in their senior year only have the spring to take those 12 grad credits. The extra semester to take 12 credits worth of graduate classes will take a lot of stress off of students who are taking both undergraduate and grad classes, according to Glidden.

Facebook campaign supports Mormon leader’s speech Jennifer Dobner ASSOCIATED PRESS

SALT LAKE CITY - A Facebook campaign launched in support of a Mormon church leader’s sermon on same-sex relationships has drawn more than 4,500 responses. The “I support Boyd K. Packer” page was started Oct. 5, two days after the senior leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called homosexual attraction unnatural and said gays can and should change. By Monday afternoon, more than 4,500 people had joined the page as fans. Packer, 86, is the second-ranking leader in the church and next in line to be president of the 13.5 million-member faith. He was speaking at the faith’s semiannual general conference. When the text of the speech was posted on a church Web page days later, Packer’s remarks had been altered. In the speech, he said: “Some suppose that they were born pre-set

and cannot overcome what they feel are inborn tendencies toward the impure and unnatural. Not so! Why would our Heavenly Father do that to anyone? Remember he is our father.” On the website, the word “temptations” has replaced “tendencies” and the question about God’s motives has been removed entirely. Church public relations officials said the changed wording was part of a routine practice that allows conference speakers to edit their speeches to clarify their meaning. National gay rights activists, including the Human Rights Campaign, have denounced the speech as factually inaccurate and dangerous, and have called on Packer to recant his remarks. A Thursday protest of the speech in Salt Lake City drew thousands. The Facebook page has sparked some opposing viewpoints, but most responses have praised Packer and thanked him for defending the values of traditional marriage and family and “speaking the truth.” One poster called Packer a “Christian hero.”


IN SUPPORT OF OUR LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND QUEER STUDENTS The national press has followed the stories of six young men ages 13-19 who, in the past three weeks, have committed suicide. All six students had been targeted by homophobic comments, harassment, and/or bullying by other students. A few of these young men identified as gay, but some were bullied because they were “perceived” to be gay. Over the past week, students in our UNH community have engaged in many conversations to process what has happened, and the impact of homophobia in our own community. Homophobia here as elsewhere causes isolation, self-hatred, intimidation, and harm. Homophobic bias incidents impact students’ academic success and experiences at UNH. According to a recent national report, one-third of LGBQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer) (33%) and transgender (38%) students, faculty, and staff have seriously considered leaving their institution due to the challenging climate ( This calls for our attention and our action, and there is a lot that you can do right now. Attend a UNH Safe Zones program to learn more about ways to be an ally, how to respond to homophobic comments, and interrupt and report bias and hate incidents, and to support your LGBTQ friends, students, and the community. For more information, check out: . Join us at a program during the week of October 11 – 14, as UNH will be celebrating National Coming Out Day with a full week of programs focused on LGBTQ people and issues. Students, Faculty, and Staff are encouraged to attend: CYBER-ACTIVISM: Technology as a Tool to Spark Social Movements and Change. Tuesday, October 12 at 12:30 – 2:00pm, in MUB Theatre 1 ALLY RALLY: Tuesday, October 12th at 4:00 – 5:00pm, in the Murkland / Library Courtyard ALLY DINNER: Tuesday, October 12th at 7:00pm, at the Waysmeet Center (across from C-Lot) GROWING UP, COMING OUT, AND THE US AIRFORCE ACADEMY w/Author, Actor, & Amazing Race Winner REICHEN LEHMKUHL: Wednesday, Oct. 13th at 7:00pm, MUB Strafford Room COME OUT, SPEAK OUT: Thursday, October 14th at 6:30pm, in MUB 330/332 Get Involved!! MORE Things You Can Do: CHECK OUT THE LGBTQ AND ALLY RESOURCES AT UNH: 1. Come to an UNH Alliance student organization meeting on Tuesdays at 7:30pm in MUB 145. 2. Join the Facebook groups of “UNH Alliance,” “UNH Stonewall Grads,” “UNH Safe Zones,” or “OMSA.” 3. Come to “Beers for Queers” or the on-going “GAFFS Films Series,” with “UNH Stonewall Grads.” 4. Stop by and hang out at the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) in MUB 327. 5. Find out about the work of the UNH President’s Commission on the Status of GLBT Issues: www. 6. Go to a film in the on-going film series “Reel Thing: Sex & Gender” and connect with UNH Office of Health Education & Promotion staff at Health Services - call 862-3823. 7. Learn about Transgender Identities, attend a program during the upcoming “Gender Identities Awareness Week” at UNH, November 15 – 19, 2010. 8. Take a “Queer Studies” class at UNH, or hang out at the Women’s Studies office in Huddleston 203. 9. Join us at the annual “GLBT Pancake Breakfast” on Wednesday, April 13, 2011!! 10. If you need counseling support, please call the UNH Counseling Center at 862-2090. 11. If you hear about, witness, or experience incidents of bias, discrimination and/or harassment, please report it online at: . By submitting a report or learning more about this type of behavior, you help us to improve our campus and community climate. 12. Go for a WALK BECAUSE WORDS MATTER: Thursday, 6:00, Meet in front of the main entrance to Holloway Commons. WEAR PURPLE and walk to show our unity as we remember those who tragically ended their own lives in the past three weeks. Be visible to our community; show them that no one needs to feel alone. Everyone, including the Seacoast Community, is invited to join us for this important walk.

For a complete list of the programs for UNH LGBTQA COMING OUT WEEK (including those above & more) check out: For general information please see the Counseling Center website at The signatures below are but a few of the persons who wish to demonstrate their support for all LGBTQstudents.


Ellen Semran, LGBTQ and Safe Zones Coordinator, OMSA Judy Spiller, Academic Achievement and Support Denny Byrne, Campus Recreation Kevin Charles, Health Services Stacy VanDeveer, Associate Professor Political Science Sean McGee, OMSA Nicholas Halias, UNH Police Department Kathie Forbes, Office of Registration and Records MaryAnne Lustgraaf, MUB Kathleen Grace-Bishop, Office of Health Education and Promotion Anne Lawing, Student and Academic Services Esther Tardy-Wolfe, Conduct and Mediation Scott Chesney, Residential Life Mary Mayhew, SHARPP Robb McGann, Admissions Joshua Swanson, student Lisa MacFarlane, Office of the Provost Michael J. Staley, Graduate School Senate Larry Brickner-Wood, Waysmeet Cari Moorhead, Office of the Graduate School David Cross, Counseling Center Peter Welch, Health Services Daniel Innis, Whittemore School of Business and Economics Sean Moundas , Counseling Center Janice Pierson, Presidents Commissions Shannon Marthouse, Residential Life Amy Culp, SHARPP Jessie Knapp Otis Douce, OMSA Sylvia Foster, President’s Commissions Wanda Mitchell, Office of Diversity Initiatives Donna Marie Sorrentino, Office of Affirmative Action and Equity, Kidder Fund Committee Andrew Gagne, SHARPP


October 12, 2010

The New Hampshire

SNAP enrollments rise throughout state Katrina Bacon


New Hampshire food stamp enrollments have risen from 31,830 people in 2008 to 52,047 people in the last couple of months. In August alone, New Hampshire added 800 more people to their food stamps roll according to a recent NHPR article. Enrollment in food stamps,

now under the program SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), has increased in large parts due to the recession. Terry Smith, along with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), said that summer is typically a slow time due to the tourist season. In late August, the state will start seeing a rise in SNAP enrollments. “This summer did not stop





growing as it should have,â&#x20AC;? Smith said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;And it will continue to grow through the winter season.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;This summer did not stop growing as it should have, and it will continue to grow through the winter season.â&#x20AC;? Terry Smith DHHS Although SNAP is 100 percent federally funded, the more enrollments that New Hampshire sees, the less timely the services will get to those who need them, according

to Smith. Much of this disconnection arises due to a lack of funding that New Hampshire receives. The DHHS office has seen the effects of the recession, Smith said. The numbers of those who are in need are increasing. However, the state doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the money to hire new workers to help those in need. As a result, there are more cases per case load. Prior to the recession, case loads were about 300 cases a month, now the case loads are at about 439 cases a month. According to Smith, those who are enrolled in SNAP are not always defined as homeless. Of the 52,047 people in need, 1,718 are homeless. The rest of the population has various backgrounds, Smith said. Of the others that are currently enrolled, 57.9 percent have a high school diploma, 10.8 percent have some college education and 3.5 percent, 2,242 people, have four or more years of higher education.

BRIEF Ambulance stolen with paramedics treating patient CHICAGO - Bond was set at $50,000 for a 27-yearold Chicago man accused of stealing an ambulance over the weekend while two paramedics treated someone he apparently knew in the back. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said Jimmy McCoy allegedly jumped into the stopped ambulance and drove off with the emergency lights on. The paramedics then radioed that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ambulance had been stolen with them inside. Prosecutors told a hearing Sunday McCoy seemed to think he was driving his diabetic friend to the hospital.

Perry chides U.S. government over Falcon Lake incident Kelley Shannon ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry said Monday heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disheartened that the wife of a missing American who was reported shot by pirates on a Texas-Mexico border lake hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t heard from U.S. federal officials. Perry said he spoke with Tiffany Hartley on Monday morning about the search for her husband. David Hartley has not been seen since Sept. 30, when she says pirates on Falcon Lake opened fire on them from speedboats while they were returning from Mexico to the United States on Jet Skis. Her husband was shot in the head and she managed to flee to the Texas side of the lake formed from a dammed section of the Rio Grande. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very frustrated and appropriately so. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not heard one word from the United States federal government. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not had a call from Secretary of State (Hillary) Clinton, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not heard from the administration. And I find that really disheartening,â&#x20AC;? Perry told reporters after speaking to an economic development summit. A White House spokesman did not immediately respond to Perryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s criticism when contacted by The Associated Press. Bob Young, Tiffany Hartleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father, said his daughter believes the federal government could be doing more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really expect President Obama or Clinton to give her a personal call, but sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wondering why the federal government isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t doing more,â&#x20AC;? he said

from his home in La Salle, Colo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They could be putting pressure on Mexico to bring this matter to a close because they know the right people. ... Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hoping that they would take an interest in it.â&#x20AC;? Perry said he hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gotten a call from Mexican President Felipe Calderon, as he requested last week, but he said their two offices are communicating. The Mexican government, in response to Perryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request, stepped up its search for Hartleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body and has named two men they are seeking in connection with the case. Perry said Monday he could not provide any updates on the search for David Hartley or the investigation, including word over the weekend that Mexican authorities were searching for two Mexican brothers as potential suspects. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both of our federal governments need to do more to get to the bottom of this issue,â&#x20AC;? he said. Tamaulipas State Police unit chief Juan Carlos Ballesteros said Mexican investigators believe brothers Juan Pedro and Jose Manuel Zaldivar Farias may have killed Hartley as he took photos of a sunken church at the lake. The brothers already were sought for allegedly being in a gang of pirates that operates on Falcon Lake and for terrorizing a Mexican town at the south end of the lake. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The American people have had it up to here with their lack of understanding and their lack of action securing that border, where citizens of both sides can know that they are living in a country where theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be safe,â&#x20AC;? Perry said.

The New Hampshire

October 12, 2010

NYC therapist’s murder spotlights risks as trial nears Jennifer Peltz ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK - Psychologist Kathryn Faughey had never treated the schizophrenic man accused of murdering her with a meat cleaver in her office. He would later tell police he was targeting her office mate in a bizarre robbery plot he imagined would help him get his mother out of a nursing home. Paranoid and prone to delusions that he’s the Messiah and heard the devil speak to him, David Tarloff had repeatedly been hospitalized for his mental problems, according to his lawyers and psychiatrists. He was arrested on charges of punching a security guard a week and a half before Faughey’s 2008 slaying, but was released after a psychiatrist said he didn’t need further treatment. Jury selection is to start Tuesday in Tarloff’s trial. He acknowledges committing the attack but plans an insanity defense, said his lawyer, Brian Konoski. The case has highlighted the rare but sometimes grave dangers of a profession dedicated to helping unstable people. It also reflects the difficulties of assessing and treating serious mental illness, and the legal challenges of mounting an insanity defense. It has long been uncertain whether Tarloff ever would be tried. He was considered mentally unfit for trial for about a year and has sometimes refused to talk to his lawyer. “We’re relieved that it’s finally happening,” said Owen Faughey, one of the victim’s six siblings; some attended each of Tarloff’s court dates. But, he added, “it’s going to be very tough emotionally on all of us.” Faughey, 56, specialized in helping people with relationships. She also played guitar - even attending a camp for enthusiasts - and contributed to causes related to her family’s native Ireland. Tarloff, 42, began suffering psychiatric problems as a college student. They grew into an inner world of fixation, fear and hallucinations: seeing the “eye of God” on a kitchen floor and the word “Satan” spelled in his mind, hearing God and the devil speaking to him, according to Konoski. His relatives strove to get and keep him in hospitals, but the facilities kept releasing him, his brother has said. That’s a common, if frustrating, cycle for families of the mentally ill, sometimes fueled by insurance limits and laws that make it difficult to treat patients against their will, said Ron Honberg, who oversees legal affairs for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. By February 2008, Tarloff was

an erratic and lonesome figure, despondent over his mother’s move to a nursing home. He set out to get $50,000 to spirit her away to Hawaii, he told police in a video-recorded statement. He decided to rob Faughey’s office mate, psychiatrist Dr. Kent Shinbach. Shinbach was involved in Tarloff’s first hospitalization, 17 years earlier. Tarloff told police he’d harbored a grudge against the psychiatrist and figured he was rich. Tarloff called ahead to make sure Shinbach would be in his Manhattan office on the evening of Feb. 12, 2008, but he told police he didn’t realize Faughey would be there. “I didn’t go there to hurt anybody,” Tarloff said. He said he reacted out of a belief Faughey “was going to kill me.” Faughey was slashed 15 times, and Shinbach was seriously hurt as he tried to save her, authorities said. Shinbach declined to comment on the case. The attacker fled, but investigators ultimately matched Tarloff’s palm prints with some found on a suitcase - filled with women’s clothing and adult diapers - left in the building. Another bag found nearby held rope, duct tape and knives not used in the attack, police said. Tarloff is arguing that he shouldn’t be held criminally responsible because of his mental illness. His defense hinges on persuading jurors not only that he has a serious psychiatric disorder but also that he didn’t know what he was doing was wrong. “Everything about his thought process was so bizarre - so crazy - that the proof in the case shows he was legally insane at the time of the commission of the offenses,” Konoski said in an e-mail message this week. Not so to Owen Faughey. “He didn’t necessarily plan to kill our sister, but he packed a bag with knives, and he had a plan, and this certainly shows he was cognizant of what he was doing,” he said. If acquitted because of insanity, Tarloff will be held indefinitely in a mental institution; a judge and psychiatrists would have to approve his release. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison. Insanity defenses are rare, offered for less than 1 percent of felonies nationwide and successful only about a quarter of the time, experts say. There have been some notorious successes, perhaps most so the case of John Hinckley Jr., who said he tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981 to impress actress Jodie Foster.

SCAN-TV Croquet Tournament

ERICA SIVER/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Students snapped and lightly clapped as their peers competed in a croquet tournament on Sunday afternoon in front of Scott Hall.



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The New Hampshire


October 12, 2010

Lewis Black brings comedic rage to UNH

CARRIE ANN LAWLOR/ CONTRIBUTING Comedian Lewis Black performed on the Sunday night of Homecoming weekend at the UNH Field House.

Geoffrey Cunningham NEWS EDITOR

“Over the last 10 years, I have become a mainstream comedian… and I’m appalled,” Lewis Black said to a crowded Field House on Sunday night. Black brought his signature pessimistic and angry stand-up routine to UNH as a part of his “In God We Rust Tour.” The event, which closed out Homecoming, was presented by the Student Committee On Popular Entertainment (SCOPE). John Bowman opened the show with a short set in which he talked about traveling, marketing and casinos, amongst other things. But he began his set by taking a jab at UNH. “Do you have horses?” He asked the crowd. “Do you ride

them to class?” Black performed for about an hour and ranted about a number of topics that get on his nerves, including the absurdity of the digital age, the economy, aging, and more. He even discussed his idea on how to improve Valentine’s Day.

Black spent a good amount of time towards the end of his set talking about the fact that he thinks marijuana should be legalized, even though he said that he no longer uses drugs. The only drug he needs is the news. “I don’t take drugs anymore because I read the news,” Black said. “Every morning when I wake-up and read the newspaper, I think I’m hallucinating. I’ve never seen it this crazy.” According to Kristen Morin, publicity director of SCOPE, about 1,400 people attended the show and although it wasn’t a sellout, she said that it was a good crowd for a comedian. “We could have pushed for more buzz for the show, but comedians are hard to sell-out,” Morin said. “It’s a fun thing to do for Homecoming, and it’s a tradition.” Morin said that SCOPE had received a number of requests for Black on their website, and she said that it seemed like he was well received on Sunday.

the show about a month ago. “I thought it was pretty good,” Wilson said. “Obviously, he follows what’s going on in the news, and that’s good.” Stephen Racca, a sophomore, said that he thought Black’s performance was good but not great. “I would give him a three out of five,” he said. “I wanted to check it out, at least.” CARRIE ANN LAWLOR/ CONTRIBUTING BLACK

“Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be in February. It should be in spring because February is too depressing.” Lewis Black Comedian “Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be in February,” Black said. “It should be in spring because February is too depressing. You don’t celebrate the holiday of love in the middle of flu season!”

“Everyone seemed to really enjoy him,” she said. Sophomore Ross Wilson said that Black is one of his favorite comedians, and he got his ticket for

Diversity Support Coalition and its Member Groups Presents:


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October 18th, 2010 12:00pm-2:00pm MUB Rm. 334/336

Media’s Glasses October 20th, 2010 7:00pm-9:00pm MUB Rm. 207

Join the UNH Alliance and the United Asian Coalition in this interactive workshop on identity. Students will discuss superficial identities (i.e. race, ethnicity, class), as well as the nonsuperficial identities (i.e. religion and sexual orientation). After the discussion, stick around for button making (where everyone makes buttons on items that would represent their identities), origami, and snacks!

Join Hillel and the Black Student Union in a workshop discussing the current portrayals of Black and Jewish communities in our society, and the media’s role in reinforcing these views. Clips from various sources will be used to discuss how the images affect these


Living as a“Metizo” October 21st, 2010 5:30pm-7:30pm MUB Entertainment Center

Join Mosaico and the Native American Culture Association to watch “When World Collide-From Los Angeles to Latin America to Spain”, a film about the deeper consequences of European contact with Latin American Natives and what it means to be “Metizo” or mixed culture. Following the film there will be a discussion about how this plays a role on more than 30 million Latinos in the U.S Today. Refreshments and traditional food will be provided.

Say Thank you to each other! This event funded by YOUR student


October 12, 2010

The New Hampshire

Zipcar offers cars to college students unable to rent Ellen Stuart ARTS EDITOR

When I drive at UNH, I don’t pay for gas. I don’t pay for maintenance, oil changes or inspection. And I have the sweetest parking spot on campus—right in front of Thompson Hall. I’m a new member of Zipcar, the car-sharing service that has been at UNH for two years now, but hasn’t entirely caught on with the student body (I don’t have statistics to back this up, but by informally surveying a few people I haven’t found anyone else who has used Zipcar or even knew someone else who had). This was for a few reasons—some people said that they just didn’t know how to join, or that they thought you had to be 21 to use Zipcar. You don’t have to be 21 to use Zipcar, only 18, and all you need is a UNH e-mail address, a credit card and a valid driver’s license. After you’ve filled out the online membership form, which only takes about five minutes to complete, Zipcar takes a few days to approve your application. If everything’s in order, you receive your Zipcard in the mail within a few days, and Zipcar charges the annual $35 membership fee to

your credit card. Once you have the card, you can use it to unlock and drive any of the five cars Zipcar has on campus (rates are $8 an hour or $66 a day). You reserve the car ahead of time online, and then unlock it using the card reader on the driver’s side of the car.

Zipcar allows 18-year-olds affiliated with a participating college to rent cars, while most car rental companies require that their renters be 21 or even 25. I had some trouble finding the scanner on the windshield, mostly because it was raining and the device was hidden by the tinted portion of the windshield—so I spent a bit of time walking around the car (in the pouring rain) waving my card vaguely at the wind-

shield hoping to unlock the car (I look stupid so you don’t have to). After a couple of minutes, I found it—it’s right at the top of the windshield on the driver’s side. The key is attached to a retractable cord on the inside of the car—it never comes out of the vehicle, and you lock and unlock the Zipcar with your card (the car I had selected when I made my reservation was a Toyota Matrix). I adjusted the mirrors, pulled out of the T-hall lot, and I was on my way. I made a trip home to Londonderry to see my mom and grab some warmer clothes, with a stop in Nashua to visit my boyfriend. I drove about 100 miles round trip, and didn’t have to refill the gas tank (Zipcar asks that you leave at least a quarter of a tank for the next driver). Although I had enough gas to leave for the next driver, I stopped and filled the tank for the sake of the experiment. There’s a card inside the visor of the cars that is used to purchase gas—you swipe it like a credit card at the pump, enter the mileage from the odometer and the six-digit code on your personal Zipcard. If you’re driving a Zipcar, be prepared to explain what it is and how it works; a random girl at the

COUTERSY PHOTO gas station came up and asked me about the Zipcar. She seemed intrigued—especially by the free gas—but I was afraid I’d be late returning the car if I stopped to chat for too long (Zipcar charges a $50 late fee if you don’t return the car on time, mainly to keep you from making the person who has the car reserved after you from being late). I made it back to T-hall with about five minutes to spare on my reservation, left the key in the car, grabbed my stuff and headed back to my dorm—nice and simple. Zipcar allows 18-year-olds af-

filiated with a participating college to rent cars, while most car rental companies require that their renters be 21 or even 25. Zipcar is not a substitute for a car if you need to get to work or commute, but for short trips away from campus its convenience is hard to beat. When you first join, paying $35 to join and then another $40 to drive might seem steep, but the $35 fee is yearly, and when you factor in what it costs to fuel and maintain a car (not even counting car payments) and keep one on campus, Zipcar is a great bargain.

Government won’t appeal decision to ban witness in NY Deepti Hajela ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK - The U.S. government announced Sunday it would prosecute the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to face a civilian trial without its star witness because appealing a judge’s ruling excluding him could cause significant delay and inconvenience other witnesses and victims. Besides, the government said in a letter to U.S. District Judge

Lewis A. Kaplan, there was enough evidence without the star witness to convict Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani of conspiring in 1998 to blow up two U.S. embassies in Africa, killing 224 people, including a dozen Americans. The decision by the government not to appeal clears the way for the trial to resume Tuesday, when opening statements are expected to begin after a jury is chosen from a pool of about 65 potential jurors in Manhattan.

In the letter, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Farbiarz said the government disagreed with the judge’s decision and would have appealed it under different circumstances. But he said many trial witnesses had planned to come to New York based on the long-scheduled date of the trial and some might even be unwilling or unable to return if the trial faced a significant delay. He said many victims have already arrived in New York after a

long wait to see Ghailani face trial after having traveled significant distances. “An appeal at this juncture would obviously cause a delay a delay of uncertain, and perhaps significant, length,” the letter said. “Weighing all of the circumstances, the government does not wish to delay the trial in order to take an appeal.” The judge had handed the government a significant setback days earlier when he ruled that the star

witness, Hussein Abebe, a former cab driver from Tanzania, could not testify that Ghailani bought explosives from him. The judge said the government learned about Abebe when Ghailani underwent a coercive interrogation at a secret CIA-run camp overseas. “The court has not reached this conclusion lightly,” the judge wrote in his decision. “It is acutely aware of the perilous nature of the world in which we live. But the Constitution is the rock upon which our nation rests. We must follow it not when it is convenient, but when fear and danger beckon in a different direction.” During that hearing, defense lawyer Peter Quijano tried to show that Abebe felt coerced to testify because he feared law enforcement, but Abebe insisted that was not so. Another lawyer for Ghailani, Steve Zissou, said the government’s decision not to appeal was “a significant victory for the Constitution.” “As we saw during his testimony, Mr. Abebe was hardly a credible witness,” Zissou said. Ghailani has been accused by the government of being a bomb maker, document forger and aide to Osama bin Laden. He has pleaded not guilty and has denied knowing that TNT and oxygen tanks he delivered would be used to make a bomb.

The New Hampshire

October 12, 2010

Resolution passed relative to the Deferred Maintenance fee for the fiscal year of 2012 Student Senate Notebook Julia Miller Student senate resolved to strongly encourage the USNH Board of Trustees to refrain from taking any further action on the Deferred Maintenance fee for fiscal year 2012 until student senate provides a recommendation. They also resolved to encourage the financial affairs committee to consult with the student senate prior to introducing motions regarding mandatory fees in the future. Kurt Eddins, student trustee, along with student senate speaker Jeffrey St. Cyr, proposed the resolution because they said there needs to be direct communication with student senate, considering that they are the voice of the students that attend UNH. Student Body Vice President Christina Caiazza and President Richard Peyser both abstained from voting for the resolution.

“They [the financial affairs committee of the USNH Board of Trustees] smile at you and do things behind your back,” Peyser said. On Oct. 4, the financial affairs committee of the USNH Board of Trustees voted to adopt a motion for the continuation of annual Deferred Maintenance Assessment fees (DMA) that will cost UNH students $200 more than before. The committee usually does not vote without student senate input. However, the rationale for voting on the increase was that it would make the Dec. 13 student senate meeting too long, according to Student Trustee Kurt Eddins. “We’re requesting that they ask for our input because we’re paying it,” Eddins said. According to Mark Rubinstein, the vice president of student and academic services, the financial affairs committee of the USNH Board of Trustees is made up of successful volunteers who are doing their best to balance interests in a complex process. This is the second year that the fee is in place.

Price of homeopathic remedy minimizes availability of benefits Raya Al-Hashmi TNH STAFF

For the next 21 days, Cura’ Naturale Healing, an office in Dover that specializes in therapeutic healing, is offering a body cleansing and detoxification program from Oct. 26 until Nov. 16. The program will include weekly group meetings, meal plans and regularly scheduled cleansing treatments. “Though there has been an increase in the homeopathic market, especially from younger people, there have been no UNH students that have participated in the cleansing,” Kary Thompson, of Cura’ Naturale, said. Cura’ Naturale has been doing this program for several years, both in the spring and fall. It has been extremely successful, safe and effective at releasing toxins from tissue storage, according to Thompson. “As a college student, I am not looking to spend over $400 on detoxing myself at 19,” UNH student Chelsey Bauer said. “I mean, I would hope you don’t need to at 19.” The diet suggested for patients depends on their blood type, but all patients are asked to stay away from dairy, sugar, high Glycemic carbohydrates, caffeine and starches. Thompson suggests that pa-

tients eat organic, hormone-free fruits and vegetables and high fiber, complex carbohydrates and animal protein. “If you are trying to eat at the dining hall, it is an unrealistic plan because the fruits and veggies aren’t organic, and much of the food has starches or dairy,” UNH student Maegan Teichman said. “If you are a vegetarian, we will respect that and go the vegetarian route with you, but if you are a blood type O or B, it is not the best decision you could make,” Thompson said. Insurance companies have been footing more and more of the bill from previous years due to the increase of consumers. “The more commonplace homeopathic remedies become, the more insurance companies will be apt to cover costs,” Thompson said. Cura’ Naturale typically has five or six patients per session, with a cap of 10. They currently have four participants signed up. “Patients have to pay out of pocket initially, and then they can file an insurance claim,” Dr. Holly Donahue said. “I have seen insurance companies pay back as high as 70 percent.” Weekly treatments include colon hydrotherapy, German football therapy and far infrared sauna sessions.

“We’re being leveraged by the Board of Trustees against the state to get the state to contribute more money to maintenance and renovations on campus,” Peyser said. “We are an experiment.”

“Students know what they can and can’t pay. If we can’t afford it, there won’t be students.” Kurt Eddins student trustee There was discussion as to whether the DMA fees will come to a cap, potentially running up to $1,100 per year per student in the next five years. “This fee is not going anywhere but up,” Eddins said. Eddins said that he feels that students must be consulted before passing the fees. “Students know what they can and can’t pay. If we can’t afford it, there won’t be students,” Eddins said. Further discussion on this matter will open again at a meet-

ing on Dec. 13, where there will be student presentations on the fees. This will take place in front of the financial affairs committee. OGC concept approval postponed No representative from the Organic Garden Club was present at the senate meeting to have the club’s concept approved. This was the OGC’s second opportunity to present its concept to student senate after failing to be present at the meeting two weeks ago when every other Student Activity Fee organization had their concept approved. As a result, the OGC concept did not pass through senate, with only 10 senate members voting in favor and 21 members voting against. Given special circumstances, the decision will be reconsidered and reopened at next week’s meeting. First year senator election results The candidates who have been elected as First Year Senators are Thandiwe Dhliwayo and Tyler Walsh. Dhliwayo received 211 votes and Walsh received 184 votes. Five hundred and fifty-seven students voted in the election, out of the 3,179 who were eligible. The voter participation rate was 17.5 percent.



Pranksters target home of official in CA scandal HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - First he was charged with 53 criminal counts in a public corruption scandal that gained nationwide attention. Now someone has toilet-papered the Huntington Beach home of former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo. The Los Angeles Times reports that neighbors awoke Monday to find streams of toilet paper scattered over the front of Rizzo’s house. The ousted official, who is free on $2 million bail, apparently was not home. Rizzo is charged with misappropriating public funds, conflict of interest and falsifying public records. Authorities say he and other public officials ripped off Bell, a small, working-class city, in a corruption case that involved $5.5 million.



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mother, Elisa Baker, was being held by police on a dozen charges unrelated to the disappearance of Zahra Clare Baker. The child, who has been treated for bone cancer, was reported missing Saturday afternoon in Hickory in western North Carolina, several hours after a backyard fire was reported at the family’s home. Hickory Police Chief Tom Adkins said investigators were interviewing teachers to find out more about Zahra’s life before she disappeared and following other leads, but he wouldn’t say what those were. Zahra’s father, Adam Baker, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” he hadn’t seen his wife much since police were called. “I just hope I can get my daughter back. I miss her so much,” he said, choking up, as he was interviewed alongside the Hickory police chief. The girl’s stepmother told her husband she last saw Zahra sleeping in her bed around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, about 2 1/2 hours before the fire was reported. Adam Baker said he was panicked after the fire, but didn’t check on his daughter. The FBI was involved in the investigation, and police have collected surveillance video from businesses near the family’s home and used dogs to search the neighborhood. The police chief wouldn’t rule out any suspects, including Adam Baker. “As the time progresses, we might be able to rule out folks. But right now, every possibility is out there,” Adkins said. Adam Baker was asked if he thought his wife was involved and said, “I wouldn’t like to think so. On what I’ve heard so far, it could be possible.” The chief wouldn’t let Baker elaborate on what he had heard because of the ongoing investigation. Former neighbor Kayla Roten-

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There was a sex fair on campus last week. Maybe you went, maybe you didn’t. Fosters Daily Democrat covered it. We didn’t. The world went on. Then, four days later, the New Hampshire Union Leader freaked out. In an editorial entitled “UNH immodesty: Laying it all out on campus,” the newspaper took the event to task for displaying sex toys and discussing BDSM. The editorial expressed bewilderment at the fact that such things did not violate university policy, before going on to say, “We have no doubt that dorm rooms all over UNH and elsewhere are little laboratories of personal discovery,” and concluding that these subjects should remain intimate, and not be discussed publicly. Of course, the editorial failed to mention that the fair also included informational booths about sexual assault, sexual health, transgenders and campus Christian organizations. Sex at college is a multifaceted affair, and the UNH Sex Fair managed to neatly touch on all of them. Conversation about sex is a conversation that has to happen at some point. It’s not supposed to end with that parent-to-child conversation that we all had years ago. Why not discuss the subject in a university setting, where you have valuable organizations such as the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program on hand? A UNH student was charged with aggravated felonious sexual assault last Thursday. Do you really think that the campus can afford to ignore these issues?

The fact is that recent increased conversation about sex is making a difference. It’s likely a contributing factor to the fact that a recent study found that sexually active teenagers are using condoms at a far higher rate than adults. Additionally, according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and Unplanned Pregnancy, the teen pregnancy rate decreased 36.9 percent in the United States between 1988 and 2005, largely because the stigma associated with talking about sex decreased. In New Hampshire, it decreased 62.1 percent during that time. New Hampshire now has the lowest teen pregnancy rate in the nation. Don’t ruin these statistics out of some devotion to the region’s outdated puritanical ideals. Sure, sex toys and ropes in the bedroom may not be for everyone, but that doesn’t mean that these people don’t have a right to express their views. They’re not forcing their ideas on you. Don’t blow this out of proportion. Yes, the event was in a public building, but one that was filled with college students, not 10-year-olds. The event was funded by student-paid fees, and we haven’t noticed a movement among students objecting to the use of their money in that manner. University policies weren’t broken and students were informed of ways to prevent sexual assault and engage in safe sex. How inappropriate. Yet the Union Leader still wrote that: “the university needs to reconsider its policies and procedures. Intimate sexual

displays of this sort are completely inappropriate for public buildings where students of varying levels of emotional maturity and modesty pass en masse. It is amazing that this even has to be pointed out.” Wake up, Union Leader, and welcome to the 21st century. People these days are more open than they were in the ’70s. Since it seems you’ve slept through the last 40 years, let us update you. Men can more freely wear pink clothing. Thanks to Title Nine, women can play sports. And students can talk about sex. But it’s not just that they were discussing sex. They were doing it in an organized, respectful and, most importantly, informative manner. Part of what these organizations preach is a message about sexually transmitted diseases. They inform students how STDs can be avoided. But according to some, including the Union Leader, students should just learn about STDs on their own. Because, you know, that’s worked so well in the past. We’re not sure what university policy this should be violating. Maybe the one that bans free speech, or the one that says the Union Leader has the right to not be offended. Either way, it’s amazing that the Union Leader feels this should be violating policies. It’s amazing that they feel this should be enclosed to private encounters where students have to find out about assaults and safe sex on their own. And it’s especially amazing that this even has to be pointed out.

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OP-ED TNH picks the NFL: Week 6 Atlanta at Philadelphia Seattle at Chicago Cleveland at Pittsburgh Detroit at New York (N) Baltimore at New England San Diego at St. Louis Miami at Green Bay New Orleans at Tampa Bay Kansas City at Houston New York (A) at Denver Oakland at San Francisco Dallas at Minnesota Indianapolis at Washington Tennessee at Jacksonville TNH (Wins-Losses) this season : 43-33

Your Lefts and Rights CAmpaigning With midterm elections right around the corner, everyone is ramping up their campaign, but no one seems to be working harder than President Obama. The President has been heavily involved in states where Senate and House seats are still up for grabs. Most recently he gave a speech in Philadelphia attempting to rally a Democratic base that is supposed to be out there somewhere. Every pundit receiving air time right now is predicting defeat, if not major defeat, for the Democrats next month in both the House and the Senate. This is my favorite time of year because for people who are supposed to represent the most civilized and mature of us always yield the most ridiculous and uncivilized stories. Politicians admitting to partaking in witchcraft and infidelity, along with a President who is openly not doing the job Americans elected (and are paying him) to do, are all rolled together into this onceevery-two-years soap opera that we glamorize as “election season.” So what are the limits of political campaigning? Are there any? Should the President be, as Fox News calls it, “Campaigner in Chief?” Each side has an obvious vested interest in the last question, but the left is especially bias. Everyone agrees that Barack Obama inspired this nation in ways it had not seen in many years, but since their huge victory the Democrats have settled down and become complacent. For the midterm elections, no one on the left has been able to render real enthusiasm around his or her name. These difficulties coupled with the fact that major loses will make it borderline impossible for the Obama administration to get things past the “just say no” party make it easy to see why Democrats would be calling for Obama to help them out. It also becomes clear why Obama is

so eager to do so; quite simply his Presidency depends on it. The left is in consensus that Obama should be on the campaign trail.

helping all of us take care of our elders. Without it, America would be a sad country to live in. It is amazing to me that the USA, which prides itself on being the richest and most powerful nation in the world, cannot afford to help all its citizens get health care while so many poorer countries do. The reason it is impossible to change anything to the benefit of the people seems pretty clear. In the US, the big insurance companies (and other special interest groups) are so powerful, they pretty much own Congress. They have the cash to ruin any politician who is not getting on board with their agenda. With their ads they make it sound like they are on our side with cleverly named organizations that sound like they are working to protect us. We should not fall for it. Where are these “organizations” getting their money?

Then there is the word “tax.” It is a dangerous word for a politician to use unless it is combined with the word “no.” But tax is not a four-letter word; it is a way for us common people to afford something as a group that we cannot afford alone, such as police protection, fire protection, and schools. These are things that we all need and want. Those of us who are fortunate enough to earn a good salary should consider ourselves privileged and be willing to pay a little more to help out those who are struggling to make ends meet. It is the Christian thing to do. (I do believe most religions preach about helping others.) Even if you are not particularly religious, it is the moral thing to do. What is happening to people lately? Most people I know in this country are kind decent human be-

I don’t want to pay President Obama to talk about why one candidate is better than the other. Even though there are ideological divides that make up our two party system, both parties consist of politicians. Politicians, for the most part, are one in the same no matter what doctrine they follow. This is relevant because if the tides were reversed and a Republican President was in office and facing the same situation as Obama, then he or she would certainly be campaigning as well. However, as of right now the right is clamoring that Obama should be in the Oval Office rather than making speeches for potential Senators. While I understand why Obama feels the need to campaign, he must know by now that it is no longer his job. As President of the free world, Obama has the most important job on planet Earth and probably the hardest job, too. I’d like you to imagine having this job and all it must entail. Even imagine the job you have now or have had in the past, but there is a twist. The twist is that you cannot work a full work week doing your job but the same amount of work needs to be done. As an employee, I know I would be the first one to stand up and say that was not fair, especially if millions of people were counting

on me. It’s confusing why anyone would do that to one’s self. By law, the President is the President for all citizens of the United States of America whether you want it or not. As President, he is charged with making America safe and prosperous for Republicans and Democrats. In short, he works for all of us. Assuming that, at its most basic level, those are the main points in any President’s contract with the American people, a President campaigning for a party not everyone belongs to seems to be in direct violation of that contract. Once a President is elected, they have an obligation to continually press forward with making America the greatest country this world has ever seen not to make their party the most dominate party America has ever seen. The latter is up free-willed voters every two years and is not something the President should be permitted to dive head first into. Besides, we are not paying him to campaign for the Democratic Party. Not only are tax dollars used to pay for his annual salary, but they are also used to pay for Presidential travel. I don’t want to pay him to talk about why one candidate is better than the other; I want to pay him to go to China and fix the trade imbalance or to Mexico to discuss border security. Those are the reasons he is in office and tax payers pay. Mr. Obama, do your job. „„„ Tyler Goodwin is a junior business administration and justice studies major at UNH. With this column he hopes to show that it is possible to solve major issues without being divisive or following the doctrine of specific political groups.

„ LetterS to the editor A slight disagreement with “From the Left” In response to Mr. Jacobsen’s column, “Tea Party not the people’s part”, it is difficult to judge whether the party is the ‘people’s party’ or not because it does not have one message. However, to label it a “radicalized” Republican Party is misleading—you yourself admit only 18% of Tea Party members support Republicans. If the Tea Party is truly separate from the Republicans, they should oppose big government in terms of the military just as they oppose big government in terms of healthcare. In this area, I agree with you. But, whereas you criticize those who believe “that anything in the hands of government is corrupt”, it is exactly for that reason that I agree on the desire to reduce

military spending. In other words, money given to the federal government for education or healthcare does not justify money given to that very same government for the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Reduce money given to the government in general in order to reduce its capacity for evil. F a r i s A l - H a s h m i Senior, Political Science

Human decency lacking in politics right now I can’t help but notice how the attack ads are filling the airways these days. It is to the point I can’t stand to watch TV any more. To say these accusations are “deceptive” is being very kind. There is no government health care except for Medicare, which is

ings, they are willing to help people from all over the world but not their own neighbors and countrymen in need? Do we really want to live in a country where children and families are sleeping on the streets and digging in our trash for food, where poor people are left to die from curable deceases and only the rich get treated? I don’t know anybody who wants that. I don’t even like to travel to countries where those conditions exist, it ruins the whole experience for me. I appeal to all students to get to the polls and vote this election. You need to save your country and your future. Ingunn Gardner Meredith, NH

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October 12, 2010

Like a Pro: Homecoming Aftermath Sunday morning I woke up like every other weekend morning. It was around 11, and I was slightly dehydrated, tired and hungry. I cleaned up a little and made the trek across campus with one of my roommates to grab breakfast at HoCo. On the way there I saw half-burned cigarettes, crushed beer cans, bottle caps, broken bottles, signs had been vandalized and there were puddles of, well, I do not want to know what they actually were. All of that was just in the hallway, stairwell and lobby in my Gables apartment. Once I made it outside I saw that bushes had been trampled, benches and bike racks were overturned and more beer cans and empty cigarette cartons were littered everywhere. A-Lot looked like the aftermath of a war zone, only bottles, cans and trash replaced bullets and destruction. I know dozens of people had been tailgating in A-Lot; I saw most of them before and after the game on Saturday. Many of those tailgaters were older adults, but there were also many students mixed in. Is it that hard to throw a can away or place it in a recycling bin? Dozens of trash bags were completely full and left out in the parking lot. Is it that hard to put the trash bag in the back of your car? When we finally made it through A-Lot, I saw that Main Street was not much better. The sidewalks were lined with cans and broken bottles. Meanwhile, there are trashcans and recycling bins at every bus stop along Main Street. I wonder how many people got arrested for an open container, because judging by the amount of cans along Main Street it looks as though at least a few people ditched their cans before finishing them.

Seeing all of the trash made me think of a few things. First, I cannot wait to see the next police log in the paper. Call me a jerk, but those are always fun to look over. Second, I thought of how lame some people can be when alcohol is involved. I get it, you are away at college and no one is here to tell you what to do, so you pound a few Keystone Lights and go on a rampage. Yeah, I remember my first beer too.

Tailgating is one of the best parts of being at a college campus, but with it comes some level of maturity and responsibility. I then thought of the adults who were tailgating in A-Lot and left huge piles of trash. I know some of them were adults because I saw where they were and what they were drinking after the game. I get that most of them were probably old college buddies trying to relive the best days of their lives, but aren’t adults supposed to be mature enough to clean up after themselves? Lastly, there were the students who left a mess behind their trail. You are at college now and mommy is not here to pick up after you. I get that you never had to put your Legos away, but sometimes you need to learn when to grow up. There is a reason why every year our maintenance bill gets bigger, and at the

end of the year our damages bill is so high. We have to pay for all those things and they quickly add up. Just because you do not clean up your mess doesn’t mean that nobody has to clean it up. Someone does, and we all have to pay for it. I know I was not the only person who was disgusted at the amount of garbage and damage that we awoke to on Sunday morning. When one of my roommates returned to school on Sunday he asked, “What happened to our campus… and our apartment tower?” The only response I could come up with was “Homecoming… at UNH.” Do not get me wrong, I am all for partying and having a good time. Tailgating is one of the best parts of being at a college campus, but with it comes some level of maturity and responsibility. I understand that what happened in A-Lot is a direct result of people tailgating for Homecoming, but the rest of the damage and garbage around campus happens pretty much every weekend of the year. Not every student who likes to party makes a mess; it is usually just a select few who make the rest of the partiers look bad. If you are out and one of your friends is being a moron, do not be afraid to say something. It will save you money, and it might just save them from an arrest. Stay classy, not UMassy, The New Hampshirite „„„ The New Hampshirite is a mysterious UNH student who entertains much of the campus with his politically incorrect and realistic accounts of student life in Durham. You can find his blog at comments of the week “I think one of the incidents that was the deciding factor [in removing ice cream cones before] was a person running around Stillings with the cone and ice cream stuck to his head like a unicorn’s horn. Of course, this is not to say I wouldn’t love seeing them back at UNH.”

“Back in the 80’s, there was the famous ‘cone dog,’ who would sniff around Philbrook for any and all cones she could find... I actually knew the owner, and he finally had to keep his dog (Hootie) home because she was becoming enormous.” UNH Alum

Richard, Class of ‘98 These comments were left on “Napkins not needed: Campaign for cones moves to Facebook,” from the Oct. 8, 2010 issue of The New Hampshire.



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Thumbs up to Homecoming- the football win and everything else!

Thumbs down to not having Columbus Day off. “University of No Holidays,” indeed.

Thumbs up to 21st birthdays! Seriously, hope it was a good one, Brandon.

Thumbs down to the morning after your 21st birthday.

Thumbs up to butterscotch lollipops! How did we get all these Dum Dums in the newsroom though? Thumbs down to not getting to interview Lewis Black. Hey, we tried.

Thumbs up to a first keg stand!

Thumbs down to a certain English class. Yep, we’re hiding behind our anonymity on this one. Thumbs up to the fall! You know we like it when it gets a “Thumbs Up” every week.

Thumbs down to remakes of “Wagon Wheel.” Wow, these lists are pretty random.

Thumbs up to being on TV for the first time ever!

Thumbs down to getting pizza thrown at us in the dining hall. Thumbs up to Annie becoming the belligerent roommate! Thumbs down to not having an issue of TNH this Friday. We’ve been assured that the world will go on, but are not entirely convinced. THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN ARE THE COLLECTED OPINIONS OF UNH STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF. THEY DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE OPINIONS OF TNH OR ITS STAFF.


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„ Open practice draws crowd

FOOTBALL: Wildcats back to winning ways after Richmond blanking on Homecoming Continued from page 20

TYLER MCDERMOTT/STAFF PHOTGRAPHER The UNH men’s ice hockey team held an open practice for fans to attend on Monday evening. The event was to build support for the Wildcats before their home opener against Michigan this Saturday.

MIAMI: ‘Cats lose, win in opening series Continued from page 20

into the second intermission. New Hampshire got the equalizer as Paul Thompson scored a power-play tally from the low slot at 10:43. Mike Sislo and Brett Kostolansky assisted on the goal. UNH took the lead for good on a wrap-around goal by John Henrion at 13:21. Austin Block and Blake Kessel assisted on the goal. Mike Borisenok redirected a one-timer from from the right point by Connor Hardowa at 14:56 to make it 3-1. Stevie Moses won a battle along the glass that setup the Hardowa one-timer. Damon Kipp scored on the rebound of a Henrion shot at 17:20 of the frame to make it 4-1. Dalton Speelman closed out scoring in a five-goal second with a shorthanded goal. Kostolansky stole a cross-ice pass in the defensive zone and found Speelman on the top of the blue line. Speelman flew down the ice and his first shot was turned away, but came right back to Speelman, who beat a sprawling Knapp to make it 5-1. Miami cut into the lead with a pair of goals that made it 5-3. The first of those goals came at 8:57 on a redirected shot by Reilly Smith, Hirschfeld had the initial shot from the right point. Andy Miele also added an assist on the tally. Carter Camper scored at 12:00 with a helper from Hirschfeld. UNH answered with an oddman rush goal just over a minute later. Borisenok deflected a pass that led to a 1-0 break for Stevie

Moses, who skated the length of the ice and slide the puck under relief netminder Cody Reichard despite being hooked to the ground to give UNH a 6-3 lead at 13:01. Miami would turn up the pressure with 20 shots in the third when they elected to pull their goalie in favor of an extra attacker and during its five power play opportunities in the frame, but were unable to get one past Matt DiGirolamo. DiGirolamo finished with a career-high 36 saves, one more than Friday night’s previous high. He improved to 1-1 on the season, while Connor Knapp played the first two periods and allowed five goals on 20 shots in 40 minutes of play and falls to 0-1 on the season. Reichard turned away six shots and allowed one goal in 16:30 of work in the third. The RedHawks held a 39-27 advantage in shots due to a 20-shot third period, while New Hampshire held a 13-8 edge in a five-goal second. Miami was 0-for-8 on the power play, while New Hampshire was 1-for-5 in its extra-skater opportunities. In the first game of the series, Phil DeSimone registered a goal and two assists, but the Wildcats fell, 6-3, in the season opener. New Hampshire trailed 4-3 with less than two minutes to play but a power play and empty-net goal sealed the win for Miami. UNH opens its home slate on Saturday at 7 p.m. against No. 4

and sophomore defensive back Mike Perkins had two interceptions apiece. Dino Vasso and Kyle Flemings had one each. The wind was evidently a factor for both quarterbacks. Senior R.J. Toman passed for 166 yards on 20 of 29 passing. His one touchdown pass to sophomore Joey Orlando was the only offensive touchdown of the game. Orlando pulled in 93 receiving yards, by far the most by any wide receiver for either side. The constant gusts made it difficult to throw downfield. Greer’s interception was the only score of the first half. In the first quarter, Hicks dropped back to punt on a fourth and 15 into the wind, and kept the ball on a fake punt run. He gained 13 on the play, but the Spiders turned the ball over on downs. UNH was set up with excellent field position. “I was just keying the guard,” Greer said of the interception for the score. “I was in what we call the ‘hit position,’ and I read pass, got my eyes on the receiver and got my eyes quickly back to the quarterback, read three-step, and just cut under the route, caught the ball and took it to the house.” The one glaring statistic in the first half for UNH was the number of rushing yards compiled. The Wildcats combined for one rushing

yard, while Richmond had 136. In the third quarter, UNH extended its lead by 10 after Orlando came down with an acrobatic catch in the corner of the endzone. The touchdown catch was Orlando’s third of the season. Redshirt freshman kicker Mike MacArthur added a 34-yard field goal in the third, which served as the last points put up on the scoreboard. The Wildcats were up 17-0 heading into the last quarter of play.

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The defense closed out the Richmond offense, but it was the UNH running game that ultimately sealed the win. Time of possession

in the fourth quarter favored the Wildcats, 12:31 to 2:29. The win was UNH’s 12th straight at home, dating back to the 2008 season. The last home loss came at the hands on William & Mary on Homecoming two years ago. “All I know is that it was the one we needed today,” McDonnell said. “It was a big one; it was a big one for us in the CAA, a big one for us confident-wise, and a big one for us in finishing the game. We like playing here – it was a great crowd today, and our fans were into it, the kids were into it in the student section. It ain’t the prettiest place in the world, but we love it, and our kids like playing here.” UNH running back Sean Jellison said that the team knew coming into the game that it was big for the ‘Cats to get back on track, especially against a CAA team. In the end, conference wins are the most important. UNH returns to action this Saturday at James Madison University in Virginia. JMU completed one of the most surprising upsets in all of college football earlier this season, as they took down then top 25-ranked Virginia Tech. Game time at James Madison is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Comcast SportsNet will be broadcasting the game for the second week in a row.

FIELD HOCKEY: Wildcats roll to 4-0 Homecoming win over UVM Continued from page 20

tant for us to keep it a zero on that scoreboard.” Even though UNH got the win, the Wildcats weren’t totally satisfied with their effort as they felt they left some goals on the field. The team was particularly dissatisfied with going 0-5 on penalty corners. “Usually we don’t do that,” UNH midfielder Kara Connolly said. “Usually corners are kind of our specialty so it was kind of disappointing but we also had to change things up.” A scary moment occurred midway through the second half as Frates and teammate Hayley Rausch collided in front of the Vermont goal. Rausch rose off the ground after a moment while Frates remained on the ground and received medical attention. The star forward eventually got up and walked off the field with help from medical personnel. She did not reenter the game. Balducci said that Frates did not suffer a concussion and that she should be fine for the Wildcats’ next

game against Boston University on Saturday. This is good news for UNH, as Frates is a vital member to the team’s future success. “She’s definitely a spark for us,” Connolly said. “She very hard to play against and she’s a great teammate so hopefully she can come back soon.” The win helped the Wildcats bounce back from a 4-3 loss to Dartmouth last Wednesday. The loss was their first defeat at home this season and the players wanted to reclaim their recent home dominance for the important matchup. “Wednesday we weren’t in it,” Rausch said. “We definitely knew we had to prove ourselves coming out here today.” The Wildcats are very satisfied with their second American East victory as they have a very important leg up in conference play. However, the team knows that there are still important games on the docket. “It’s going to be a battle,” forward Victoria Welch said. “We have two really tough teams left and then

Fairfield so we have a really tough round coming.” The team is pushing for having home field advantage in the upcoming tournament, but they know that they have to make sure they don’t look to far ahead and focus on their upcoming opponents. “You can’t look too far ahead,” Connolly said. “There are too many good teams to focus on.” After playing four games in eight days, the Wildcats have some time off before playing Boston University on Saturday. Balducci is glad the team is getting some rest since the stretch has been leaving her team fatigued. Even though there is a lot of time between the Vermont victory and the game against Boston University, Balducci is confident that the team will be ready are raring to go for another important conference game. “It’s not difficult to get them motivated for BU,” Balducci said. “That’s a typical rivalry all across the board.”

The New Hampshire

October 12, 2010




UNH forces draw with UMBC ‘Cats fall to Syracuse Staff Reports

Justin Doubleday STAFF WRITER


Following its first two losses of the season, the UNH men’s soccer team battled America East rival UMBC to a 0-0 tie in a cold Homecoming game Saturday night. It was a hard fought game between two of the better teams in America East, and while the Wildcats could not come away with their first conference win of the season, they were happy with the result. “I think its good we came out, we’ve been flat the last two games, we played hard and just weren’t lucky enough to win tonight,” senior captain Brad Hilton said. UNH outshot the Retrievers 10-4 in ninety minutes of regulation, creating numerous scoring opportunities. Just ten minutes into the game, senior forward Dylan George received the ball from just outside the eighteen and fired a laser shot towards the UMBC net. Retriever goalkeeper Dan Louisignau tipped the ball with his outstretched fingertips, sending the ball a few feet over the cross bar and out of bounds. Missed opportunities would be the theme of the game for the both teams. Especially disappointing was the fact that the Wildcats did not take advantage of 10 corner kicks, including seven in the first half. “I’d say finishing we could work on, but we played real hard and not everything is going to go your way,” Hilton said. “We play like that throughout the season, we are going to get a lot more wins.”

Freshman forward Arielle O’Neill scored her first two collegiate goals, but the eighth-ranked UNH women’s ice hockey team could not overcome a four-goal deficit in Friday night’s 4-2 loss against Syracuse University at Tennity Ice Pavillion. SU quickly took a 1-0 lead when Stefanie Marty, with the assistance of Julie Rising and Megan Skelly, scored at 3:15 of the first period. Syracuse scored the only two goals of the second stanza to extend the advantage to 3-0. Ashley Cockell struck at 6:36 and Lisa Mullan scored at 18:27. The Orange was whistled for penalties at 18:43 and 19:33 of the second period, but the Wildcats were unable to capitalize on the extended power-play opportunity that included a two-skater advantage for 70 seconds. Skelly scored at 4:12 of the third period to give the home team a 4-0 lead. O’Neill trimmed the deficit to three goals, 4-1, at 9:01. Kristina Lavoie was credited with an assist. UNH went on its ninth power play of the night with 2:35 remaining in regulation and O’Neill, with the assistance of Kristine Horn and Hannah Armstrong, netted a power-play goal at 18:23. The assist marked Armstrong’s first career point. UNH goaltender Kayley Herman recorded 23 saves. SU coun-


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TYLER MCDERMOTT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Senior captain and midfielder Brad Hilton dribbles past a UMBC defender in the Wildcats’ 0-0 tie on Saturday night.

In the two 10-minute overtime periods, UMBC was the team applying the pressure on goal. The Retrievers outshot UNH 5-2 in overtime, but senior goalkeeper Colin O’Donnell and the Wildcat defense held strong. O’Donnell picked up his America East leading fifth shutout of the season, which ties a career-high for shutouts in a season already for the senior. His counterpart, Louisignau, recorded his first shutout of the season. After starting the season undefeated, the Wildcats lost two games in a row entering the UMBC matchup. The tie pushes their record to 5-2-3, including 0-1-1 in America East. UNH head coach Rob Thompson agreed with his team captain, as he was pleased with the way the team played against a Retriever squad that had knocked the Wildcats out of the playoffs last season. “We haven’t been the toughest team, we haven’t been the hard-


Wildcats shut-out rival Bearcats on road behind LeBlanc’s goal Staff Reports


Senior Carole LeBlanc scored in the 27th minute to lead the UNH women’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory against the University of Maine on Sunday at Alumni Field. The Wildcats improve to 6-63 on the season, including 2-2-0 in America East play, while the Black Bears fall to 6-5-0 overall and 2-2-0 in the conference. The win for UNH snapped a four-game skid against the Black Bears, which dated back to 2008. LeBlanc netted her third goal of the season, all of which have come in the last four matches, when she collected a loose ball off a free kick and beat Maine goalkeeper Meagan Price-Leibenzeder UNH Maine

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to give her team the 1-0 lead. It was LeBlanc’s second game-winning tally in the last three contests. Freshman goalkeeper Erica Correa made five saves - including four in the second half - to earn the fourth shutout of her career, as well as America East Player of the Game honors for the Wildcats. Carolyne Nellis was named the America East Player of the Game for Maine. Price-Leibenzeder stopped four shots for the Black Bears. UNH held a 16-10 shot advantage, including 8-4 in the first half, and also edged Maine in corner kicks, 3-1. The Wildcats return to action Thursday, Oct. 14 at 3:30 p.m. when they play host to Stony Brook University at Lewis Fields.

est team and I saw that tonight,” Thompson said. “We matched their toughness, we won tackles, we pressured them. I was very happy with the effort and attitude of our team tonight.” UNH will have a tough schedule ahead of them, with five of the remaining seven regular season games on the road. Thompson said that the Wildcats will have to buckle down and compete with the intensity they displayed against UMBC “There’s nothing you can do about that, we have a tough schedule,” Thompson said. “We just have to play with that energy and passion and commitment. We are good enough win these games, but every game we play in the conference now is going to be tight.” The Wildcats will hit the road on Wednesday to take on Stony Brook University. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at LaVelle Stadium.

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terpart Kallie Billadeau stopped 26 shots. The Wildcats outshot their hosts 14-8 in the third period to finish with a 28-27 edge overall. The ‘Cats were 1-for-9 on the power play and 6 of 6 on the penalty kill. The next day, Brittany Phillips scored a power-play goal at 3:25 of overtime to lift the Colgate University women’s ice hockey team to a 1-0 non-conference victory over UNH at Starr Rink. UNH, which lost for the second time in as many days on this Empire State road trip, is now 1-20. Colgate is now 1-1-0. In her first action of the season, UNH junior goaltender Lindsey Minton recorded 22 saves, including five in overtime. The Wildcats dominated play in the first period and generated a 19-6 shot advantage. New Hampshire was whistled for five minor penalties in the second period, and the Raiders tallied a 6-5 shot advantage in that frame. The ‘Cats committed a minor penalty at 1:35 of the extra session and the penalty kill unit, which had been perfect (18-for-18) on the season to that point, was scored upon with 10 seconds remaining on the skater advantage when Phillips found the back of the net. New Hampshire continues its stretch of five consecutive road games with another trip to New York next weekend. The Wildcats face off against Rensselaer on Oct. 15 (7 p.m.) and battle Union College on Oct. 16 (4 p.m.). UNH’s home opener is Oct. 22 (7 p.m.) vs. Clarkson.



October 12, 2010 FOOTBALL

Be sure to get your tickets to the UNH-UMass football game at Gillette Stadium. Student tickets are only $10 and the game is less than two weeks away! The New Hampshire

Itsy Bitsy Spiders

‘Cats stomp Richmond, rack up six interceptions in 17-0 win


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Friday, Oxford, Ohio

FOOTBALL (3-3, 1-1)

17 0 UNH


Saturday, Cowell Stadium, Durham

FIELD HOCKEY (10-4, 2-0)

2 0 UNH


Saturday, Memorial Field, Durham

MEN’S HOCKEY (1-1, 0-0)

TYLER MCDERMOTT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER UNH’s (from left) Jamie Cosgrove, Matt Evans, Kyle Flemings, and Hugo Souza team up to bring down Richmond’s Garrett Wilkins in the Wildcats’ 17-0 Homecoming victory on Saturday at Cowell Stadium.

Brandon Lawrence SPORTS EDITOR

Another Homecoming weekend has come and gone at UNH, and for the second-straight year on Homecoming, the UNH football team dismantled one of the FCS best at Cowell Stadium. Just minutes after the opening UNH Richmond

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kickoff, Richmond’s Aaron Corp was intercepted for a touchdown by senior linebacker John Greer – a sign of the defensive theme that would take over the rest of the game. The win was a stepping-stone for the Wildcats, who had lost three of their last four headed into Saturday’s matchup. The 17-0 blanking of the Spiders was the first conference win for UNH, who improves to 1-1 in the CAA, and 3-3 overall.


UNH head coach Sean McDonnell said that the team’s success in Saturday’s victory started with the defense, holding a normally high-powered Richmond offense scoreless in front of 12,095 fans. “We played about as complete a game as we’ve played here,” McDonnell said, “in the way that New Hampshire plays defensive football. You know, we bent a little bit, and we didn’t break. We created turnovers,

and Johnny Greer’s interception started a whole deal. … I thought we did a great job of stopping the run, I thought we did a great job of swarming to the football.” In total, the Wildcats intercepted six Richmond pass attempts in the game – five of which were thrown by third-string quarterback Nick Hicks, who also serves as the Richmond punter. Both Greer See FOOTBALL on page 18


Wildcats earn split with ‘Cats back on track after Miami on opening weekend 2-0 Homecoming victory Staff Reports


Five different players accounted for three even-strength UNH 6 goals, a power-play Miami 3 goal and a shorthanded goal in a five-goal second period to lift the eighth-ranked UNH men’s ice hockey team to a 6-3 win over No. 3 Miami University in the series finale Saturday night at Goggin Ice Center. New Hampshire had six different goal scorers accounting for its Miami UNH

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six goals. UNH improves to 1-1, while the RedHawks are now 1-1. In a scoreless first period, Miami held an 11-7 shot advantage. Both teams were 0-2 on the power play in the frame. In a wild second period, Miami struck first with an even-strength goal by Alden Hirschfeld at 3:48 of the second period. Patrick Tiesling and Carter Camper assisted on the game’s first goal. UNH responded with five unanswered goals to take a 5-1 lead See MIAMI on page 18

Ryan Chiavetta STAFF WRITER

The UNH field hockey team picked up a huge win on Saturday, defeating the University of Vermont, 2-0, at Memorial Field. The win was important for the Wildcats as it pushed them to 2-0 in American East conference play and 10-4 overall. The Wildcats scored right off the bat as Whitney Frates scored her team-leading ninth goal of the season 2:13 into the first half. UNH Vermont

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The Wildcats scored quickly again in the second half, with Tori Welch putting in her third goal of the season past the outstretched goalie 2:35 in. It would be all the offense that UNH would need as the defense clamped down and preserved the shutout. The effort from the defense was a point of pride from the Wildcats after the game. “That’s been a real focus of ours since we’ve haven’t been shutting down teams,” head coach Robin Balducci said. “It was so imporSee FIELD HOCKEY on page 18

6 3 UNH


Saturday, Oxford, Ohio

MEN’S SOCCER (5-2-3, 0-1-1)

0 0 UNH


Saturday, Bremner Field, Durham

WOMEN’S HOCKEY (0-2, 0-0)



Saturday, Hamilton, N.Y.

VOLLEYBALL (7-12, 2-2)



Sunday, Albany, N.Y.

FIELD HOCKEY (6-6-3, 2-2)

1 0 UNH


Sunday, Orono, Maine


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