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Vol. 102, No. 16

In order to provide next-day coverage of the Nov. 6 elections, we will publish an issue on Wednesday, Nov. 7 rather than Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Nico Steriti and the football team head to William & Mary this weekend for a conference matchup with the Tribe. Page 20

Finally, election days away CAMERON JOHNSON/STAFF

Students returned to class Wednesday following curtailed operations Monday and Tuesday due to the storm.

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Barack Obama, left, in Portsmouth, and Mitt Romney, right, are in their final days of campaigning. The election is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

NH likely to play big role in final outcome By ALYSSA TALIAFERRO STAFF WRITER

All eyes are on the Nov. 6 presidential election, when voters will cast their ballots in the race for the White House. President Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney are working hard to rack up support in critical battleground states such as Ohio, Florida and Colorado. With four days to go, both campaigns are making a valid and convincing argument as to why they will have the edge on Tuesday. A number of polls show Romney falling just short of the president in this region, yet Romney’s campaign team continues to argue for a win for the GOP candidate, as his advisers are pointing to higher voting intensity and to Romney’s strong performance with a number of groups that were key to Obama’s victory back in 2008. In a “Swing State Polls” survey drawn up by the New York Times, undecided voters were split down the middle in terms of whom they would choose when heading to the polls Tuesday. When asked to describe

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Electoral math favors Obama

By CORINNE HOLROYD

According to the latest AP analysis, President Barack Obama is closer than GOP challenger Mitt Romney to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the election. Solid Obama 186

Leaning Obama

Tossup 85

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Leaning Romney 47

Damage minimal following hurricane STAFF WRITER

Solid Romney 159

Students who decided to try to stick out Hurricane Sandy in their residence halls and apartments last weekend — or those who lived too far away or in the storm’s direct path — were faced with

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270 needed to win

R.I. Del. D.C. AP analysis as of Oct. 28

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ELN ROAD TO 270 102812: Graphic shows AP projections for the presidential election; 2c x 3 1/2 inches; with BC-US--Presidential Campaign-Road to 270 and related; ETA 6 p.m. Editor’s Note: It is mandatory to include all sources that accompany this graphic when repurposing or editing it for publication

Judge denies records request in Marriott case By ANDREA BULFINCH FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

DOVER — A judge has denied a request by several New Hampshire newspapers to unseal court documents pertain-

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INDEX

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Contents

Candidate breakdown

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Student Women Engineers

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Turn to Page 5 to get the full scoop on the presidential candidates in preparation for Tuesday’s election.

UNH’s Student Women Engineers visited Dover Middle School on Tuesday, Oct. 23, to teach young girls about engineering and science.

UNH to host AE Championship

‘Cats travel to Stony Brook

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18 The Wildcats hold the top seed in this weekend’s field hockey tournament.

Contact Us: The New Hampshire 156 Memorial Union Building Durham, NH 03824 Phone: 603-862-4076 www.tnhonline.com Executive Editor Justin Doubleday tnh.editor@unh.edu

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Managing Editor Chad Graff tnh.me@unh.edu

• Yoga class for students, MUB Wildcat Den, 12 - 1 p.m. • St. Lawrence vs. UNH, Women’s Hockey, Whittemore Center, 7 p.m.

Content Editor Bri Hand tnh.news@unh.edu

UNH Volleyball looks to finish their season with a win.

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Wildcats seek revenge Men’s soccer takes on Albany in America East Quarterfinals at Albany at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.

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 Justin Doubleday by phone at 603-862-4076 or by email at tnh.editor@unh.edu.

The next issue of The New Hampshire will be on Wednesday, November 7, 2012

This week in Durham Nov. 3 Nov. 4

• William & Mary vs. UNH, Football, Cowell Stadium, 12 p.m. • Avenue Q, Johnson Theater, 7 p.m. • Public Observing Session, UNH Observatory, 8 - 10 p.m.

• Stiletto 500, Academic Way, Durham, 12 - 4 p.m. • Avenue Q, Johnson Theater, 7 p.m.

Nov. 5

• UNH - LAST DAY to file Intent-to-Graduate for Dec. 2012 with late fee • Meditation, MUB - Room 304, 12:45 - 1:15 p.m.


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Obama signs emergency declaration for the state

CONCORD — President Barack Obama has signed an emergency declaration for New Hampshire following Superstorm Sandy. The declaration will allow state officials to request federal funding and other aid to supplement state and local assistance. The storm rampaged the Northeast on Monday, killing more

than 70 people and causing 8.5 million power outages to homes and businesses at its peak. In New Hampshire, the storm caused about 210,000 outages at its peak and caused one death, a 42-year-old Woodstock construction company owner who was buried in a landslide of mud, water and rock.

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campus. The MUB, Hamel Recreation Center and dining halls all closed early Monday and Tuesday evenings. Gov. Lynch also called a State of Emergency for New Hampshire, closing roads after 3 p.m. on Monday. “Approximately 2,000 students remained on campus during the storm, including all of the apartments,” said UNH Housing Director Kathy Irla-Chesney. “This means that over 5,000 left for at least some part of the weekend.” Off campus, thousands of homes and businesses lost power across New Hampshire – with more than 37,000 still without power as of Wednesday evening, according to the Public Service of New Hampshire – as well as much of the east coast. PSNH also announced on its blog Tuesday afternoon that around 137,000 of their more than 400,000 customers were without power during the storm “surpassing the peak of 125,000 from Hurricane Irene.” The numbers, however, do not include non-PSNH customers in the state. PSNH also reported that the hurricane affected more than 8 million people, from Maryland to Maine, and that workers from around the country came to assist the storm-ridden coast. “In addition to 100 PSNH and local contractor crews and 100 treetrimming crews, 80 line crews from as far away as Texas arrived yesterday and will be assisting with the restoration effort,” PSNH said in a press release Tuesday.

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 high winds, rain and scattered power outages, but experienced little damage following the storm. “There was minor damage,” said Paul Dean, UNH chief of police and executive director of public safety. Dean also said some trees were down on campus. Among the few residence halls that lost power were SERC A, B, C, Williamson and Christensen, which were powerless for a total of four hours. “Some parts of the quad (were powerless) while they made repairs,” Dean said. Despite the damage being minimal, the university was prepared early for Sandy’s arrival, including curtailing operations and suggesting students go home before the hurricane hit the region. According to Dean, the university’s co-generation plant was also under “scheduled maintenance,” which was another factor in suggesting students leave campus. In an email Dean sent to the campus on Sunday, he said the university and police were “encouraging students who live within a reasonable driving distance to leave as soon as possible if they can safely be home before the brunt of the storm hits.” The university also warned students by email that if the campus lost power for an extended period of time, the students left in the dormitories and campus apartments would be evacuated and provided meals and safe accommodations on

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ing to the investigation into the death of Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott. Dover Circuit Court Judge Stephen Morrison cited concerns about opening the documents that included the need for holding a fair trial for murder suspect Seth Mazzaglia. Affidavits will remain sealed to the public, he wrote in his decision, due to concerns by the state that release of the information “could make new potential witnesses reluctant to come forward and aid potential suspects to avoid prosecution,” according to the order issued Thursday afternoon. “Of great concern is that if these affidavits are released, witnesses would tailor their statements to fit what they believe to be the facts of this case,” his statement reads. The decision also reiterates concerns of attorneys who argue the release of the documents at this time would interfere with Mazzaglia’s

right to a fair trial. Charged with second-degree murder, Mazzaglia, 29, of Dover, remains held without bail at Strafford County Jail. A request to release a redacted version of search warrant documents was denied as part of this order as well, stating this is not a case where a few names could be removed to satisfy concerns. “It is the underlying facts and theories that are interwoven throughout the affidavit which gives rise to legitimate concerns,” the decision reads. It goes on to state there has been nothing revealed in search warrant documents or court discussions, which leads the court to believe there is any threat to the public at this time. Any party may request reconsideration of the decision after 60 days. The New Hampshire Union Leader and the Portsmouth Herald had joined Foster’s Daily Democrat in requesting the affidavits be unsealed.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the level of enthusiasm when voting in this year’s election compared to past presidential elections, the percentages among voters whose level of enthusiasm remained the same and among those who felt their enthusiasm was increased also remained split down the middle. It appears that the nation is very much on the fence about which candidate it will choose, and the mindset of many UNH students is just as divided. With New Hampshire labeled as a swing state, this characteristic is certainly nothing out of the ordinary. “It has been great living in a swing state and seeing both candidates working so hard, and even getting to meet both candidates as well as Bill Clinton, in the area,” said Maggie Donovan, a senior at UNH. Despite meeting both candidates, Donovan said she thinks the momentum is undoubtedly in Romney’s favor. “Mitt is running a positive campaign about getting people back to work while Obama is trying to distract us from his previous four years in office,” she said. “As a young woman set to graduate in May, it is important to have a strong economy and health-care system to go into, and both of these aspects have gotten worse under Obama. Romney is set to win Tuesday and make a real change in the next four years.” While some students hope for

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Mitt is running a I am scared that “ “ positive campaign if Obama does not about getting people back to work while Obama is trying to distract us from his four years in office.”

win, I will lose my rights as a woman to make decisions about my own body ... and I will lose my right to marry.”

Senior, Romney supporter

Senior, Obama supporter

Maggie Donovan

a change greater than one Obama can promise, others are more concerned with Romney’s stance on more personal issues, such as the distribution of birth control and the support of gay marriage. As a woman, and a part of the LGBT+ community, senior Danette Perez said it is hard for her to consider issues such as the budget, job security, and environmental protection when she feels that her own liberties are also at stake. “While Obama does not personally support gay marriage, he at least understands that stopping others from loving who they choose is unjust,” she said. “I am scared that if Obama does not win, I will lose my rights as a woman to make decisions about my own body. I am scared that I will lose my right to marry, and that much hatred and opposition against the LGBT+ community will be supported and encouraged by the next president of the United States.” As the desire to vote aims to become a widespread epidemic

Danette Perez

across college campuses, political organizations at UNH— the university College Democrats and Republicans — are encouraging every student to get out and vote in such a critical election. Dean of Students Anne Lawing sent out an email for UNH community members who are voting at Oyster River High School in Durham and want a ride to and from campus, there will be a clearly marked UNH shuttle making stops at Sawyer Hall and Holloway Commons from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Also included in the email were voting instructions regarding forms of identification one must bring to the polls. In order to vote, one must prove age, domicile, citizenship and identity. More information is available on the Secretary of State’s website. For members of the UNH community who wish to watch for the results on Tuesday night, MUB Director MaryAnne Lustgraaf said CSPAN will be playing on the big screen in Union Court.


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Candidate Comparison

A look at the state and national elections Presidential Election Mitt Romney, Republican Former Governor of Massachusetts

Barack Obama, Democrat President of the U.S. (Incumbent)

Economy/Taxes

Romney wants to encourage economic growth through individual and corporate tax reform, including cutting the corporate tax rate to 25 percent. He also wants to achieve energy independence in order to create jobs in America. Romney says that he wants to crack down on China’s unfair trading practices and build stronger economic ties to Latin America.

Obama wants to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs by the end of 2016. Obama touts his record of saving the auto industry and creating 500,000 manufacturing jobs through the first 30 months of his term. He supports a tax plan that taxes millionaires at a higher rate than the middle class. Obama says that his plan of spending cuts and revenue increases will decrease the deficit by $4 trillion over the next 10 years.

Education

Romney wants to reform the K-12 system by giving parents alternatives if their child’s school is not providing adequate education and by being more transparent about what each school offers. Romney wants to make cuts to federal funding of higher education, as he feels that it is driving tuition costs up.

Obama doubled investments in Pell Grants for college students and created a college tax credit for students and their families. He wants the United States to lead the world in college graduates by 2020. In terms of K-12, Obama has set a goal to hire 100,000 math and science teachers to better educate children in STEM fields.

Healthcare

Romney would work to have the Affordable Healthcare Act (ObamaCare) repealed and put the states in charge of health-care reform. Romney wants to make Medicare a premium support system, meaning a senior would get a fixed amount of money to purchase an insurance plan.

Obama, of course, supports his Affordable Healthcare Act, which he says holds insurance companies accountable, preventing them from capping or dropping coverage for sick patients. Obama says that the act also strengthens Medicare.

Foreign Policy

Romney wants to increase defense spending, strengthen ties with Israel, play a more active role in Arab Spring conflicts, curb China’s influence in Asia and increase ties with allies in Latin America.

Obama promotes his record of ending the war in Iraq and presiding over the killing of Osama Bin-Laden. He wants to work to prevent Iran and North Korea from obtaining nuclear weapons. Obama also wants to strengthen relationships with Israel, NATO allies, Asia and Latin America.

Energy

Romney wants to make America more energy independent by opening offshore developments, approving the Keystone XL pipeline and cooperating with Canada and Mexico to create cross-border pipelines and infrastructure. He wants the private sector to lead the development of new energy technologies. Romney is pro-life and wants to end funding for Planned Parenthood. He is against same-sex marriage and will support a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.

Obama wants to take advantage of natural gas production in the United States, which could support 600,000 jobs by 2020. He wants to increase oil production in United States, Gulf of Mexico and Arctic. He also wants to increase production of wind and solar energy and invest in clean coal technology. Obama supports same-sex marriage. He often talks of repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in the military. Obama is pro-life and believes women should make health-care choices with their doctor.

Issues

Social Issues

N.H. Gubernatorial Election Economy/Taxes

Education

Health care

Workers’ Rights

Ovide Lamontagne, Republican

Maggie Hassan, Democrat

Lamontagne would immediately put in place a statewide economic development plan that takes into account the varied regions of the state and places major emphasis on tourism and conservation. He said many in the state are here because of the state’s beauty and this beauty must be maintained. He maintains that a platform can be created where jobs can be created and businesses can be set up at the right location.

Hassan plans to improve the economy by attracting new and innovative businesses to New Hampshire’s private sector while working with state employees to innovate in the public sector. Recently, Hassan unveiled the first part of her “Innovate NH” jobs plan, which is aimed at harnessing the power of the New Hampshire education community to build New Hampshire’s economy and attract jobs.

Lamontagne aims to restore local control over education policy and funding. Lamontagne supports restoring the cuts to funding for UNH, and said he would like to see the restored funding be targeted for scholarship aid. He said New Hampshire has to adapt to the economic opportunities of the 21st century and that includes promoting an educational system that prepares students better, improves opportunities for success, and focuses on outcomes and accountability.

Hassan will work to make New Hampshire’s workforce the best in the country by aligning its education system with the needs of 21st century businesses through coordination with universities, community colleges, vocational and technology colleges and the K-12 system. She has committed to begin restoring funding to N.H. public colleges, like UNH, asking the school to freeze tuition for the next two years to make it easier for middle-class families to afford college.

Lamontagne aims to create free market reforms in the health-care system to ensure lower costs and coverage for all. He thinks ObamaCare implementation needs to be stopped at the federal government level and Medicaid needs to be reformed at the state level with flexibility and freedom. He thinks that states need the flexibility to deploy Statespecific solutions to our market challenges versus the overarching, one-size-fits-all approach of ObamaCare.

Hassan believes that New Hampshire must make reducing health-care costs and expanding health insurance coverage a priority in New Hampshire. Hassan believes the state should accept the $1 billion the federal government is offering to help working families afford health insurance, and believes we need to preserve, protect, and strengthen Medicare for our senior citizens. She also has a strong record of standing up for a woman’s right to make her own health-care decisions, and strongly opposes the legislature’s recent attacks on women’s health care.

Lamontagne believes in giving employees a choice about whether or not to join a union. He said with our no income or sales tax advantage, New Hampshire is uniquely positioned to become the most attractive state in the northeast for business relocation.

Hassan opposes any effort to repeal collective bargaining and so-called right to work legislation. In the Senate, she recognized the needs of working families, by increasing the minimum wage, supporting collective bargaining rights.

What else is on the Durham ballot: Representatives in Congress Frank Guinta, Republican

vs.

Carol Shea-Porter, Democrat

Executive Councilor Michael J. Tierney, Republican

vs.

Colin Van Ostern, Democrat

State Senator Peter Macdonald, Republican

vs.

Martha Fuller Clark, Democrat Constitutional Amendment Questions 1. On the general courts power involving tax on income. 2. On the chief justice’s power. 3. On role of conventions in revises the constitution.


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Judge ends case against University Museum showing Britney Spears’ parents an exhibit on Victorian dresses By ANTHONY McCARTNEY Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Britney Spears’ former confidante and self-professed manager failed to prove any of his libel and breachof-contract claims against the singer’s parents and her caretakers, a judge who dismissed his case mid-trial ruled Thursday. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bruguera said an attorney for Sam Lutfi hadn’t proven any of his claims in the case that centered on events before the singer’s public meltdown more than four years ago. Lutfi’s side rested its case Tuesday, but Bruguera agreed with arguments by attorneys for Spears’ father and her conservators that there wasn’t sufficient evidence to send any of his claims to a jury. Lutfi had sued Lynne Spears for libel, the singer’s father, Jamie, for allegedly hitting him at the singer’s mansion in an incident shortly before Jamie Spears and others were granted control over the singer’s life. Lutfi also had claimed he was owed a 15 percent share of the singer’s earnings, but Bruguera disagreed. Lutfi left the courtroom without speaking to reporters, and attorneys on both sides of the case declined to comment. The case centered on many

of Britney Spears’ darkest moments, including a pair of psychiatric hospitalizations that led to her father being named her conservator. Spears’ father and her fiance, Jason Trawick, continue to serve as her conservators. The arrangement is overseen by a probate judge who had directed them not to allow the singer to appear at the trial. Lutfi’s attorney Joseph Schleimer had contended in opening statements that his client was made a scapegoat for Spears’ downfall. He argued Spears’ mother lied about claims that Lutfi drugged the singer and isolated her from family, and said his close relationship with the paparazzi was a way to get them to be less unruly and more respectful of the Grammy winner. Yet Lutfi failed to show he had a binding management agreement that would have entitled him to 15 percent of the singer’s profits from her 2007 album “Blackout” and other projects. Lutfi sued in 2009, the same year that Spears’ conservators obtained a restraining order against him to stop trying to contact her or meddle in her affairs. He told jurors he endured death threats after the publication of Lynne Spears’ book, “Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World,” and he claimed the experience left him depressed and suicidal.

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By BRIAN WARD Staff Writer

On the bottom floor of Dimond Library, there is a dress. The neckline and arms of the shiny green dress are fringed with textured black fabric, with the bodice clinging to the mannequin’s frame before billowing out into a long, pleated hoop skirt. As part of its fall “Embellishments: Constructing Victorian Detail” exhibit, the University Museum is displaying 25 Victorian dresses and garments from UNH’s Irma Bowen Textile Collection. The exhibit shows off wedding dresses, funeral gowns, women’s business suits and walking dresses of the era, showcasing how seamstresses of the day used to make the intricate folds, ripples and patterns in the fabric. Astrida Schaeffer, the exhibit’s guest curator, is an independent contractor and makes a living carving mannequins for museums’ clothing displays. This will be Schaeffer’s second time using the collection, as it was previously presented in a 1998 exhibit at the university. “In 1990 I was taking a museum studies class, and one of the students in class mentioned (the collection). I got in contact with Dale (the museum curator) and had my first look at the collection,” Schaeffer said. Fourteen years after running her first exhibit, Schaeffer decided it was time to bring the collection out again. According to her, the exhibit has been a huge success with museum-goers.

“We’ve had people from the Textile History Museum come, locals, students, staff, faculty. We had a couple of women from the American Sowing Guild come by. We had to extend the exhibit’s run to March,” Schaeffer said. According to Schaeffer, the story she wants to tell with these dresses goes along with their history in teaching. “All these things came to UNH as teaching examples, to show students how clothes were made,” she said. “It was interesting to take that aspect again, and break down the basic design approaches.” Along one wall of the exhibit are picture cards and fabric swatches, showing how the seamstresses of the day would have made each of the ruffles, ripples and hemming of the time period. The museum is also working with Blue Tree Publishing to put out a coffee-table book on the dresses in the exhibit, detailing how each one was made. One of the biggest problems that Schaeffer encountered when setting up the collection was finding all the parts of the clothes. Schaeffer’s favorite dress of the collection is an asymmetrical walking dress from the early 1880s. When she first found it, it was missing its underskirt, and Schaeffer said she feared she would have to construct a new one as a replacement. “When I found the underskirt in a different box, if there had been dogs in the room they would have run away from the noise I was making,” she said. “There is so much going on in this dress,

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The University Museum is displaying 25 Victorian garments as part of its fall exhibit.

the colors, piping, edge-binding, pleating, ruching…” According to Schaeffer, each mannequin wears its dress differently, as she carved every mannequin in the University Museum specifically for the dress it is wearing. Schaeffer compared the looser back of one dress to the tightly fitted bodice of another, showing how each of the women who wore them would have walked, moved and carried themselves in their daily lives. “Clothes are the most personal things we have; everyone deals with them in some way,” she said. “They are windows into the past to show that those were people, too.”

NH Brief Man tells police robbers took his pizza MANCHESTER — Police in Manchester are investigating a report of a man being robbed of his pizza. Police said the man was walking home work carrying a pizza early Thursday. He said he was approached by three men. One of them was brandishing a small knife and demanded the pizza. The man dropped the pizza and one of the three picked it up. He said their faces were painted with camouflage face paint. Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to contact police.

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NH Briefs Keene beats Illinois city in ‘Pumpkin Wars’ KEENE — The city of Keene may have not set a world record with this year’s Pumpkin Festival — but it did beat a rival city in the competition for most jack-o’-lanterns. Keene won the “Pumpkin Wars” over Highwood, Ill. The results were revealed Wednesday night in a show broadcast on cable’s HGTV. Keene carved and lighted 29,381 jack-o’-lanterns. Highwood came up short, at 22,333. Highwood set a world record at 30,919 jack-o’-lanterns last year. The win brings an extra boost to Keene schools. Discover offered donations to its schools based the number of pumpkins

Trick-or-treater finds pill in candy BEDFORD — Police in Bedford say a trick-or-treater found a piece of Halloween candy containing a pill. WMUR-TV reports police said the candy in question had been packaged to look like a Hershey’s kiss, but instead contained an unidentified pill. Police said the child did not consume the pill.

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TAMPA, Fla. — Back on the campaign trail, Mitt Romney vowed Wednesday to deliver “real change” in Washington instead of just talking about it. The comment was an indirect criticism of President Barack Obama as Romney faced an estimated 2,000 supporters at an airport hangar. Romney did not use Obama’s name in his remarks, a shift designed to soften his tone on the day Obama was scheduled to tour the storm-ravaged New Jersey coast with Gov. Chris Christie. “I don’t just talk about change,” Romney said. “I actually have a plan to execute change and make it happen.” The Republican candidate also encouraged Floridians to donate “a dollar or two” to storm victims across the East Coast suffering from financial and personal loss. A day after canceling some events, Romney planned to attend three rallies across Florida on Wednesday. But aides said the political balancing act is not over as much of the country is still focused on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. “We love all of our fellow citizens. We come together at times like this and we want to make sure that they have a speedy and quick recovery,” Romney said. “People

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Students take part in international scavenger hunt By CORINNE HOLROYD STAFF WRITER

Even though Halloween may be over, students may see one group of strangely-dressed people completing even stranger tasks around campus. Six UNH students are participating in the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen (GISHWHES) along with nine other members from around the world. GISHWHES first occurred in 2011 when actor Misha Collins — one of the main cast members of the television show Supernatural — decided to break a Guinness World Record for the largest digital scavenger hunt. According to the GISHWHES website, a portion of the proceeds go to Collins’s charity, Random Acts, to inspire acts of kindness throughout the world. “It’s an amazing way to meet new people from all across the globe,” said Patti Malone, one of the team members. This year’s hunt started on Oct. 30 and ends on Nov. 4. Teams have until midnight to upload pictures and video of their items. The winning team gets a free trip to Scotland to spend the night in a haunted castle with Collins. The items in the scavenger hunt vary in difficulty. Easier items include taking 50 stuffed animals grocery shopping or playing leapfrog in Starbucks. Courtney Langer, who completed the stuffed animal chal-

Romney promises ‘real change’ By STEVE PEOPLES

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coming together is what’s also going to happen, I believe, on Nov. 7,” he added, referring to the day after Election Day. The storm has created an air of uncertainty in Romney’s Boston headquarters. Aides reported that their internal polling offers a better outlook than recent public polling that gives Obama an edge in some swing states, but they concede that the national distraction has frozen any momentum Romney had coming out of this month’s debates. At the same time, the campaign is sketching a schedule for the final days of the campaign. Both candidates are locked in a tight race with the election just six days away. After a full day in Florida Wednesday, Romney is expected to campaign in Virginia on Thursday and Ohio on Friday after a brief stop in Wisconsin. The campaign is planning to host an Ohio rally Friday evening to launch a four-day sprint to Election Day. The Republican presidential nominee will join running mate Paul Ryan in suburban Cincinnati along with athletes, Republican officials and members of Romney’s family. The guests are to include golf legend Jack Nicklaus, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

lenge, said that GISHWHES gives her “an opportunity to meet new people, pull some awesome pranks and be creative.” More difficult tasks take more effort, such as painting a sad face on an ice rink with a Zamboni and dyes or getting an orchestra made of at least 25 pieces to play the band Kansas’s “Carry on My Wayward Son” in a symphonic music hall. “I’ve sent out requests to make those two happen, but I haven’t heard back yet. Fingers crossed that the replies are positive, though,” Malone said. According to Malone, she was able to draw the sad face in red ink on the ice in the Whittemore Arena around 9 a.m. on Thursday thanks to a joint effort with the Whittemore staff. Some items are not as eccentric, such as donating jackets to people in need or helping people affected by Hurricane Sandy. “Gathering pledges to perform random acts of kindness before the end of 2012 is actually one of the tasks that we can complete,” Malone said. Malone asks anybody who would like to pledge visit http:// cluster.gishwhes2012.com/pledge. php. and enter apples.on.a.wall@ gmail.com for the email address of the person who referred you so the team can get points. “There’s no obligation to follow through with a pledge — but wouldn’t the world be a better place if we did?” Malone said. “And there’s no having to sign up

for an email list.” Team member Kate Trisciani was in charge of making a twofoot by two-foot portrait of Collins’s Supernatural cast-mate, Jensen Ackles, completely out of Skittles. She said that while it was an intimidating task, once the six pounds of Skittles were sorted, it was easy for her. “It was a lot of fun to put my skills to good use and create something I had never thought to make before,” she said. “Now I need to get to work on a painting of Misha Collins and the Queen of England in full steampunk garb, riding a single stallion.” As of Thursday, the team has collected around 731 points, although some tasks have the opportunity for bonus points. No team,

however, knows what place it is in. “I guess that’s part of the fun,” Malone said. “It encourages you to do as many as possible because you don’t know if you’ve got a huge lead or if you’re neck-andneck with another team. You’ve just got to keep doing the tasks and hope you come out on top.” If anyone would like to help the team, Malone invites students to contact her at apples.on.a.wall@ gmail.com for more information. Team member Andrew Ouellette, for example, is looking for people to become a part of his 30-person human abacus.

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Obama to visit storm victims as campaign rolls on A timeline of events surrounding the Libya rescue effort By CHARLES BABINGTON ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama put campaign battleground travel on hold to tour the ravaged New Jersey coast Wednesday, while down-to-the-wire campaigning resumed in swing state Florida that is critical to Republican Mitt Romney’s victory plan. Obama is emphasizing his incumbent’s role for a third straight day, skipping voter contact in the handful of states that will decide the election to meet with officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Washington headquarters and visit victims of Hurricane Sandy around Atlantic City. Obama planned to resume campaign travel Thursday with gusto, making stops in Nevada, Colorado and Wisconsin. The president’s actions have forced Romney to walk a careful line and make tough choices. The former Massachusetts governor must show respect for the superstorm’s casualties all along the Eastern Seaboard. But Romney can ill afford to waste a minute of campaign time, with the contest virtually deadlocked in several key states and the election six days away. Florida is among the most closely fought and the biggest prize among the swing states, with 29 electoral votes. Without victory in Florida, Romney will have an uphill and limited path to electoral victory. Romney has stops scheduled with former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio in some of the most populous areas of the state — Tampa, Jacksonville and Coral Gables in the Miami area. The Obama campaign dispatched

Vice President Joe Biden to play defense in Florida on Wednesday, with stops in the smaller, more conservative markets of Sarasota and Ocala aimed at narrowing the margin where Republicans usually fare well. GOP running mate Paul Ryan was campaigning across his home state of Wisconsin before planning to take his children trick or treating. Wisconsin is part of the RomneyRyan campaign’s eleventh-hour strategy of trying to put Democratic-leaning states in play and forcing Obama to shift resources to areas he has expected to win. In tempered remarks, Ryan never explicitly criticized Obama and asked for prayers and donations for storm victims. The move reflected advice from his top aides to eschew partisanship for fear of appearing too shrill and strike a more civil tone in his critique of the president heading into the heart of the crisis. Plus, Romney and Ryan are still making attempts to win over moderate and undecided voters who have little patience for unbridled partisanship. Ryan argued that Wisconsin was a battleground that will help decide the election and urged supporters to work hard for the next week so they have no regrets. “When we wake up a week from this morning, let’s make sure we did everything we could,” Ryan said. After tamping down his partisan tone Tuesday at an Ohio event that chiefly emphasized victims’ relief, Romney planned a fullblown return to the trail Wednesday. Sandy largely spared Florida, so Romney calculates he can campaign there without appearing callous.

On Thursday, Romney planned to focus on Virginia with stops in Roanoke, Doswell and Virginia Beach. Friday is all about Ohio, culminating with a guestfilled rally in suburban Cincinnati to kick off the campaign’s final four days. Set to join Romney, Ryan and their wives in West Chester, Ohio, are golf legend Jack Nicklaus, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Romney also planned to get in last-minute voter outreach in tossup New Hampshire, with a big final campaign event Monday night before heading to Boston for Election Day. Obama’s revised schedule also is a political gamble. Rather than use the campaign’s final Wednesday to woo voters in tossup states, he will go before cameras with New Jersey’s Republican governor, Chris Christie. Christie is one of Romney’s most prominent supporters, and a frequent Obama critic. But Christie praised Obama’s handling of the storm, a political twist the president’s visit is sure to underscore. Obama also stopped at FEMA headquarters Wednesday. News photographers were allowed to accompany him inside, but not reporters. While Obama and Romney were moving cautiously, their campaigns are exchanging sharp words in Ohio and expanding their operations into three Democratic-leaning states, a move that will reshape the contest’s final six days. Romney’s campaign is running ads in Minnesota and Pennsylvania, and a pro-Romney group is doing the same in Michigan. Obama was leading in all three, but

his campaign is taking the threat seriously. It sent former President Bill Clinton to Minnesota on Tuesday and is buying airtime in all three states, although senior Obama adviser David Axelrod flatly said they are safe. “I will shave off my mustache of 40 years if we lose any of those three states,” Axelrod said in an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Republican strategists differ on the Romney campaign’s thinking. Some think Romney’s aides fear losing all-important Ohio, and they hope for a stunning lastminute breakthrough elsewhere to compensate. Others say the GOP camp has so much money — and so few chances to buy useful airtime in saturated states — that it can spend millions of dollars on a longshot without scrimping in a battleground. “If they didn’t have so much money, they wouldn’t be able to do something with so little chance of success,” said Democratic strategist Tad Devine. Democratic groups bitterly complained about a TV ad the Romney camp is running in the Toledo and Youngstown areas of Ohio. The ad suggests that Jeep will move its Toledo car-making facility to China, a claim Jeep executives deny. Democrats called the ad a brazen lie and a sign of desperation. Even some Republicans worried that Romney has gone too far in a state where voters follow the auto industry closely. The carmakers also objected to the ads, but Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul on Wednesday said the manufacturers don’t refute any facts in the ad.

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U.S. intelligence officials offered a timeline Thursday of the CIA’s response to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, from its annex less than a mile from the diplomatic mission. U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the attack, which occurred on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. A minute-by-minute look at how the security teams’ response played out. All times are local for Benghazi. — 9:40 p.m. The CIA annex receives its first call that the consulate has come under attack. — Less than 25 minutes later, the security team leaves the annex en route to the consulate. — Over the next 25 minutes, team members approach the compound and attempt to get heavy weapons. When they cannot secure heavy weapons, they make their way onto the compound itself in the face of enemy fire. — 11:11 p.m. A Defense Department surveillance drone — an unarmed Predator — that had been requested arrives over the consulate compound. — 11:30 p.m. All U.S. personnel have departed the consulate except for Stevens, who is missing. The vehicles come under fire as they leave the facility. — Over the next 90 minutes, the CIA annex comes under sporadic fire from small arms and rocketpropelled grenades. The security team returns fire, dispersing the attackers. — Around 1 a.m., a team of additional security personnel from Tripoli lands at the Benghazi airport and attempts to find a ride into town. Upon learning that Stevens is missing and that the situation at the CIA annex has calmed, the team focuses on locating Stevens and obtaining information about the security situation at the hospital. — Before dawn, the team at the airport finally manages to secure transportation and armed escort. Having learned that Stevens is almost certainly dead and that the security situation at the hospital is uncertain, the team heads to the CIA annex to assist with the evacuation. — 5:15 a.m. The team arrives at the CIA annex, with Libyan support, just before mortar rounds begin to hit the facility. Two security officers are killed when they take direct mortar fire while engaging the attackers. The attack lasts only 11 minutes before dissipating. — Less than an hour later, a heavily armed Libyan military unit arrives at the CIA annex to help evacuate all U.S. personnel and takes them to the airport.


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Seacoast Repertory Theatre hosts ‘Ghostly Gala’ By PHOEBE McPHERSON STAFF WRITER

On Oct. 30, Halloween Eve, the Seacoast Repertory Theatre hosted a small group of guests for a night of spooky tales and ghosthunting. As explained, the veil between the real and spiritual world is thinnest on Halloween Eve, at midnight. As the night began, the group was brought into the theatre and told entrancing tales of Portsmouth’s history with haunting. “This might be the most haunted place in Portsmouth,” Roxie Zwicker, the founder of New England Curiosities, said. Zwicker is an energy-seeker, tarot card reader and the author of multiple books, including “Haunted Portsmouth.” Her ghost tours go throughout Portsmouth. Seacoast Repertory Theatre was recently added as a new location. The night unfolded slowly, the lecture going through a lengthy process to describe Portsmouth and many of its famous locations. During the lecture, it was said Portsmouth was founded in 1623 and is the third oldest city in the United States. What makes Portsmouth so haunted? Apart from being the city with the highest number of unsolved murders in New Hampshire, it contains a few other “ghostly” factors. It could be that it’s “so old…[and] so historic,” Zwicker said. “The stone [and] granite keeps the energy flowing.” Its location next to the water might also be a contributing factor, with Zwicker attributing this to “water energy.” Throughout the night, the audience was given the same reminder: Keep an open mind. The stage was handed to Seeking The Unknown Realm Society (S.T.U.R.S.), for completion of the audience’s “briefing.” They are paranormal investigators, ghost-hunters, who perform investigations free of charge. They were founded in 2010 and have since been to over a dozen locations and have been featured on “My Ghost Stories” on the A&E Bio Channel. They also described the three spirits that reside in the theatre. One, a shadow man, is more of a protector and overseer. He often appears at the top of the stairs in the theatre. The other two are Precocious/Georgie, and an unnamed spirit. Precocious/Georgie is thought of to be a small girl and a prankster. The name “Georgie” came from S.T.U.R.S., while Precocious came from the theatre. The unnamed spirit resides in a tool room, and is thought to be angry and does not want human visitors and guests.

As the lights dimmed, the group was led to backstage. The group members were briefed on, and then equipped with, ghostdetecting equipment. Among the gadgets was K2 meters and a gridpen. “I love the grid pen,” said Terri Astbury, a member of S.T.U.R.S. Its function and physical appearance is like that of a flashlight. When it is shone on a wall or surface, though, it displays a large grid of purple dots. This allows for hunters to easily see any shadows that may be lurking around. K2 meters allow its possessors to see when spirits are around through a series of bulbs lighting from green to red. It rates the amount of EVP in the air; EVP stands for electronic voice phenomenon. As well, some make “beeping” sounds, speeding up its sound with a greater amount of “spiritual presence.” The hunt was throughout

the backstage of the theatre. Phenomenons occurred, lights shone, and hand-held devices beeped; all were signs of spiritual presence. Zwicker used L-shaped rods, held by tubes known as dowsers. The art of dowsing allows the real world to communicate with the spirits around. “It’s an extension of my energy,” she said. Through a series of questions, the dowsers would cross over one another in the case of a spirit answering “yes” to a question and separate in the case of a no. According to the dowsers, Precocious is not too fond of S.T.U.R.S. founder, Steve Clark. In the hall backstage, the K2 meters went crazy, lighting up and dropping around the presence of a doll that was placed in the center of us. The attendees were encouraged to speak to the spirit, who was thought to be Precocious/Georgie. After the hunt, the group was

shown a tunnel outside on the streets that was part of the Underground Railroad. Upon conclusion, Zwicker pulled tarot cards to read fortunes. “I think [tarot card readings] give ... a lot of confirmation,” she said. The Gala altogether was a success, according to Knate Higgins, the event’s coordinator. He said he hopes that it will become a way for people to learn more about the town in which they live. “I’m a romantic skeptic; I always wanted to believe,” he said. “I never believed until I started working here.” S.T.U.R.S., Zwicker and Higgins all said they hope that this event and continued ghost tours will raise awareness of the paranormal and encourage people to come forward with their stories and experiences. “There’s a huge belief out there,” Zwicker said. “It’s really

quite intriguing.” The Seacoast Repertory Theatre is located at 125 Bow St. in Portsmouth. It was founded in 1988; prior to this, the building was part of the Portsmouth Brewing Company. On Nov. 2 and 3, the theatre will be performing “The Rocky Horror Show Live.”

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Unknown Component comes out with new album, Blood v. Electricity By CHARLIE WEINMANN STAFF WRITER

Unknown Component released his new album titled Blood v. Electricity on Oct. 23. Unknown Component is the musical project of Keith Lynch, who currently resides in central Iowa. Lynch has been releasing albums since 2002, but there is something unique about Lynch as an artist. He is the only member of Unknown Component, playing all of the instruments heard in his recordings. He also produces and records all of his work in his home studio. His new album, Blood v. Electricity is a stimulating combination of many classic and contemporary musical genres such as punk and indie rock, with notes of hardcore and grunge. The album is completed with the continual use of electronic effects, which mingles with the various voices of a keyboard. The album displays elements of ambiance as well as hard rock, giving the music an experimental feel. The musicality that Lynch denotes in his new album demonstrates the talent he possesses as a musician. In an interview with Kristen Tjossem of the Northern

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UNH students teach local girls about science, engineering By RACHEL FOLLENDER CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The University of New Hampshire’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) visited Dover Middle School on Tuesday as part of a new outreach program. Members of the organization mentored 21 middle-school girls, engaging them in hands-on activities to help them with advanced math and sciences. SWE is a not-for-profit organization that supports female engineering students on campus. Founded in 1950, SWE is known for its social, educational and outreach programs. The organization is predominantly community service-based. “It’s nice to be in a group where there are more women,” May Win Thein, SWE faculty advisor said. “Especially since this campus is predominantly women.” SWE Secretary and UNH se-

nior Victoria Ward initiated a project at Dover Middle School that began this year. The after-school program is called Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) For Girls. “I started the program because I was touched by all of the information the CEPS advisory board sent SWE on the importance of encouraging more girls to go into STEM fields,” Ward said. The program was originally designed to accommodate 14 students, but was expanded to 21 due to increased interest. “I just had more kids that wanted to sign up and do it,” said DMS guidance counselor Fran Meffen. “I have a feeling now that after six weeks of the program, word will be out and kids will be saying, ‘I’ve had such a good time, you gotta do this.’” Members of SWE will visit Dover Middle School every Tuesday for six weeks. Ward runs each

session with the help of two SWE volunteers. Each session lasts approximately one hour and 15 minutes. “The after-school programs are hands-on activities,” Ward said. “We’ve had them [the middle school students] build waste water treatment plants using soda bottles, gravels and sand. We run the program to get girls introduced to thinking like engineers.” Students in the program buried themselves in hands-on projects on the afternoon of Oct. 23. They worked at three different stations, building rubber-band cars and electrical highways, and dissecting mechanical objects. Sixth-grader Lily Dane immersed herself at station No. 1, trying to reassemble a remote-controlled car. “One time my dad took a hunting gun, took it apart and then put it back together again,” Dane said as she carefully examined

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SAT scores now show that female students are closing the gap on math scores, but even with 60 percent of college students now women, most of them tend to go into the liberal arts programs as opposed to the STEM areas. “Middle school is a critical age as far as girls getting it into their heads that math and engineering are for boys and that young girls don’t go into those fields,” Thein said. “And so we’re trying to change that by running these programs at that age group.” Fifth-grade student Mia Whitehead said that most of her friends interested in science were girls, and that after having such good experiences and making new friends in STEM For Girls, she will continue participating in the program for each six-week session. “I like how we get to take things apart, like we’re doing today,” Whitehead said. “I like doing experiments and making hypotheses. I like the mechanical dissection. I learned a lot when we took apart a screwdriver.” Whitehead and her peers worked with Ward at the Electrical

Highway station, learning to create electrical currents. “I hope that these girls build confidence from performing the experiments,” Ward said. “And that they realize that anyone can go into these fields, and most importantly, develop a curiosity for at least one scientific discipline.” The objective of STEM For Girls is for students to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom into real life experiments. “It’s fabulous,” Meffen said. “I think they really see the relevance and that’s the most important thing.” SWE raises money for its outreach projects by doing fundraising and cold-calling. The organization establishes funding by selling grilled cheese and T-shirts on campus and through networking with local companies. It also receives a great deal of support from UNH. “The CEPS [College of Engineering and Physical Sciences] advisory board have been very helpful with supporting us financially and giving us their time and advice,” Thein said. “We’re very thankful for that.” In addition to local outreach projects, SWE works to develop networking and professional skills, to recruit new members and to host various development programs. SWE has an overarching goal that transcends through all aspects of the organization. The group works hard to form a coalition among all female students interested in math, engineering and the sciences, both on campus and in the community. “There is a great need for students from all types of backgrounds to understand science and math, as they are fundamental components of societal progress that benefit everyone,” Ward said.

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Four injured at USC campus shooting in Los Angeles By GREG RISLING Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Violence that sometimes borders the University of Southern California crept onto campus when an argument outside a Halloween party escalated to a shooting that critically wounded one man and injured three other people and led administrators Thursday to reassess policies of the school near high-crime neighborhoods. Neither the victims nor the two men detained were USC students, but the shooting reinforced concerns that the campus’s location near downtown Los Angeles presents risks on and off campus. The shooting comes after security was strengthened following the April slayings of two Chinese graduate students about a mile from the school. As students returned to class Thursday after the campus was shut down for three hours, school officials said they are reviewing policies regarding visitors and events but stressed that the chances of a shooting at USC are rare. “While the risk of such an episode on campus is very low, it re-

minds all of us that we must look out for ourselves and be particularly vigilant about the personal safety of friends and guests at our social events,” USC President C.L. Max Nikias said. Two men were detained and were being questioned about the shooting that happened outside the “Freak or Greek” party held by the Black Student Assembly. One man was critically injured, and three bystanders were treated for minor injuries and released. None of those shot or detained were students at the university, said USC Police Capt. David Carlisle. Geno Hall, a former Los Angeles prep football star, was shot seven times and is expected to live, his father, Eugene Hall told the Los Angeles Times. Hall is playing football at West Los Angeles community college, and his goal was to transfer to a university, his father said. The men were in a line of more than 100 people waiting to get into the party when they began arguing and one man pulled a gun and opened fire, Carlisle said. Journalism graduate student Matt Hamilton, 25, said he and a group of friends were standing about 25 feet

Obama, Romney working to get NH voters to polls By NORMA LOVE Associated Press

CONCORD — President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are reaching out to New Hampshire voters by phone and in person in their effort to turn out the vote for Tuesday’s election. Both campaigns are relying on hundreds of volunteers to make calls and knock on doors to talk to potential voters. Ryan Williams, Romney’s national spokesman, said Romney is making his final push for votes in New Hampshire at a Monday night rally at the Verizon Center accompanied by singer Kid Rock. “The campaign is coming full circle,” since New Hampshire is where Romney started his campaign, Williams said Wednesday. Obama also is coming back to New Hampshire on Sunday, his campaign said. No details were available. Obama’s campaign is sending former President Bill Clinton to the state, though no schedule for his appearance has been released. Caroline Kennedy, another prominent Democrat, will be in New Hampshire on Friday and Saturday for a tour aimed at women voters. GOP Party Chairman Wayne MacDonald said the state party is running a “pretty straightforward, textbook effort” to get voters to the polls who have been identified as supporting Republican candidates. “We’re going to be contacting them Election Day to be sure they get out to vote,” he said. They also will be monitoring who shows up at the polls and make calls to voters who have not shown up, he said. Harrell Kirstein, New Hamp-

shire’s Obama campaign spokesman, said volunteers are making calls from 22 offices in the state. Peggy Sullivan-Perrot, 71, of Allenstown, was among a half dozen workers making calls in the Concord office Wednesday. “I did change someone’s mind today,” she said. When workers persuade an undecided voter to vote for Obama, they ring a bell like those found at deli counters. Ryan said Romney has 10 offices in the state. He said workers have made 135,000 voter contacts this week. Both campaigns said they will provide rides to the polls for voters supporting their candidates. Obama won New Hampshire in 2008, and recent polls have given him an edge over Romney in the state where Romney owns a summer home and has maintained a significant campaign presence since the January presidential primary. New Hampshire is the smallest of the major battleground states. But both sides are acutely aware of its potential to alter the outcome if the national contest is tight. Both sides point to 2000, when Democrat Al Gore lost New Hampshire by 7,000 votes to Republican George W. Bush. Had Gore prevailed in New Hampshire, he would have had the 270 votes needed to win the election and the famously disputed Florida vote would not have determined the race. New Hampshire, where 33 percent of voters are registered Republicans and 28 percent are registered Democrats, has been shifting from reliably Republican to Democrat-tilting since Clinton shattered years of Republican dominance by winning it in 1992.

away when at least four gunshots rang out in rapid succession. “And then mayhem erupted,” Hamilton said. “People ran away in all directions. I tried to hide behind a building, and some people just dropped down.” USC officials said campus police officers saw the shooting and caught the two men as they ran away. A gun was found near the scene of the shooting and will be tested to see if it was the weapon used, police said. Michael L. Jackson, vice president for student affairs, said university policy requires that on-campus student parties be open only to “guests with student IDs from USC or another university.” Students arrange the parties and the events become well-known quickly on social media sites, so unauthorized guests may have been in line, Carlisle said. USC students were admitted for free, while those with a valid ID from another college had to pay. Costumed guests and fraternity and sorority members got a discount. A flier for the party noted there shouldn’t be any worries because there would be campus police as

well as “strict off-duty officers.” Brock Malinowski, a chemical engineering student, said he often studies on campus late at night and believes USC provides good security for its students. “Last night was the very first time where I walked out and I got a feeling that I needed to get off campus very fast,” he said. “USC’s a great school. I’ve wanted to come here since I was like 9 years old. This doesn’t change my opinion of it.” The Halloween shooting follows two others this year that happened near the campus, which is a few miles south of downtown in an area historically burdened by high crime. However, police said crime around USC is down 19 percent so far this year. Ming Qu of Jilin and Ying Wu of Hunan, both 23, were killed April 11 as they sat in their car on a rainy night. Two men were arrested in what police said was a robbery, and they have pleaded not guilty to murder charges. A week later, on April 18, Jeremy Hendricks was shot in the leg by a USC security officer after he allegedly robbed four students at

gunpoint late at night. Hendricks, 24, pleaded no contest in September to two counts of robbery and one count of assault with a semiautomatic weapon. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison. After the two incidents, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck pledged to make USC the safest urban university in the country. He said he would add more than 30 officers to the division that patrols the USC vicinity and use computeraided models to help predict crime areas. Many USC students are aware of their surroundings and the potential of crime. Some believe it is difficult to try to control who enters school grounds for events even if the events are supposed to be just for college students. “I don’t think you want to make a police state of your campus,” Hamilton said. Wednesday’s shooting “does seem like an aberration.”

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Police Log Oct. 20 Zachary Veirlet, 18, 80 Red Squirrel Lane, Chester, N.H., 03038, Engelhardt, underage intoxication, 11:55 p.m. Oct. 25 Anna Murphy, 20, 119 Mt. Hermon Road, Blairstown, N.J., 07825, Scott Hall, possession of controlled drug, 1:00 a.m. Oct. 26

lawful transportation of alcohol, 9:55 p.m. Frankie Cruz, 23, 29 Court St., Dover, N.H., 03820, Congreve Hall, criminal trespassing, theft (warrant), 11:02 p.m. Oct. 28 Johanan Martin, 18, 312 Pearl St., Manchester, N.H., 03104, Lot B, underage intoxication, 4:22 a.m.

Alexander Dunn, 19, 6 Autumn Run, Hooksett, N.H., 03106, Gables Way, DWI, 1:13 a.m.

Conal Lynch, 18, 113 Elm St., Charlestown, Mass., 02129, Williamson, underage intoxication, 3:58 a.m.

Scott Brunelle, 21, 33 Southview Lane, Alton Bay, N.H., 03810, Strafford Ave., aggravated DWI, 1:30 a.m.

Hannah Abbott, 18, 1180 Carrs Pond Road, East Greenwich, R.I., 02818, Williamson, underage intoxication, 12:28 a.m.

Oct. 27 Steve Pellault, 19, 154 Kearsarge Road, Apt. #1, Manchester, N.H., 03102, Gables, underage intoxication, 2:22 a.m. Kevin Sok, 19, 25 Sundeeen Pky, Raymond, N.H., 03077, Gables Courtyard, unlawful intoxication, 12:14 a.m. Cameron Dujo, 18, 9 St. Clair St., Lynn, Mass., 09102, Gables, unlawful intoxication, 12:14 a.m. John DeGennaro, 20, 520 Mill Brook, Ashland, N.H., 03217, Gables, unlawful intoxication, 2:06 a.m. Nathan Savoy, 19, 276 Cattien St., Manchester, N.H., 03102, Gables, unlawful intoxication, 2:16 a.m. Carolina Young, 19, 10 October Dr., Greenland, N.H., 03840, Congreve Hall, unlawful possession, 12:30 a.m. Jodi Landry, 20, 100 Main St., Apt. #10, Newmarket, N.H., 03857, 108 Mill Pond Road, un-

Charles Huston, 19, 11 Estella Lane, Moultonborough, N.H., 03254, Hamilton Smith, criminal trespassing, unlawful possession of alcohol, 12:48 a.m. Tyler Skladony, 96 George St., Manchester, N.H., 03102, Main St., DUI, 1:27 a.m. David Yesxz, 18, 21 Hunters Run, Milford, Conn., 06460, Christensen, underage intoxication, 3:36 a.m. Steven Wellis, 18, 72 Forrest Ave., Hawthorne, N.J., 07506, Christensen, underage intoxication, 3:36 a.m. Seth Cote, 18, 174 Chapman Ave., Keene, N.H., 03431, SERC A, unlawful possession of alcohol, 2:05 a.m. Matthew Droppa, 18, 61 Hilltop Dr., Keene, N.H., 03431, Williamson Hall, unlawful possession of alcohol, 2:30 a.m. Ryan Jepson, 18. 4 Little Park Road, Merrimack, N.H., 03054, Williamson Hall, underage intoxication, 3:19 a.m.

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Exasperation builds on Day 3 in storm-stricken NYC By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Pres

NEW YORK — Frustration — and in some cases fear — mounted in New York City on Thursday, three days after Superstorm Sandy. Traffic backed up for miles at bridges, large crowds waited impatiently for buses into Manhattan, and tempers flared in gas lines. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city would send bottled water and ready-to-eat meals into the hardest-hit neighborhoods through the weekend, but some New Yorkers grew dispirited after days without power, water and heat and decided to get out. “It’s dirty, and it’s getting a little crazy down there,” said Michael Tomeo, who boarded a bus to Philadelphia with his 4-yearold son. “It just feels like you wouldn’t want to be out at night. Everything’s pitch dark. I’m tired of it, big-time.” Rima Finzi-Strauss decided to take a bus to Washington D.C. When the power went out Monday night in her apartment building on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, it also disabled the electric locks on the front door, she said. “We had three guys sitting out in the lobby last night with candlelight, and very threatening folks were passing by in the pitch black,” she said. “And everyone’s leaving. That makes it worse.” The mounting despair came even as the subways began rolling again after a three-day shutdown. Service was restored to most of the city, but not the most stricken parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, where the tunnels were flooded. Bridges into the city were open, but police enforced a carpooling rule and peered into windows to make sure each car had at least three people. The rule was meant to ease congestion but appeared to worsen it. Traffic jams stretched for miles, and drivers who made it into the city reported that some people got out of their cars to argue with police. Rosemarie Zurlo said she planned to leave Manhattan for her sister’s place in Brooklyn because her own apartment was freezing, “but I’ll never be able to come back here because I don’t have three people to put in my car.” With only partial subway service, lines at bus stops swelled. More than 1,000 people packed the sidewalk outside an arena in Brooklyn, waiting for buses to

Manhattan. Nearby, hundreds of people massed on a sidewalk. When a bus pulled up, passengers rushed the door. A transit worker banged on a bus window, yelled at people inside, and then yelled at people in the line. With the electricity out and gasoline supplies scarce, many gas stations across the New York area remained closed, and stations that were open drew long lines of cars that spilled out onto roads. At a station near Coney Island, almost 100 cars lined up, and people shouted and honked, and a station employee said he had been spit on and had coffee thrown at him. In a Brooklyn neighborhood, a station had pumps wrapped in police tape and a “NO GAS” sign, but cars waited because of a rumor that gas was coming. “I’ve been stranded here for five days,” said Stuart Zager, who is from Brooklyn and was trying to get to his place in Delray Beach, Fla. “I’m afraid to get on the Jersey Turnpike. On half a tank, I’ll never make it.” The worst was over at least for public transportation. The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North were running commuter trains again, though service was limited. New Jersey Transit had no rail service but most of its buses were back, and Amtrak was hoping to resume train service between New York and Boston for the first time since the storm hit. The storm killed at least 90 people in the United States. New York City raised its death toll on Thursday to 38, including two Staten Island boys, 2 and 4, swept from their mother’s arms by the floodwaters. In New Jersey, many people were allowed back into their neighborhoods Thursday for the first time since Sandy ravaged the coastline. Some found minor damage, others total destruction. The storm cut off barrier islands, smashed homes, wrecked boardwalks and hurled amusement park rides into the sea. Atlantic City, on a barrier island, remained under mandatory evacuation. More than 4.6 million homes and businesses, including about 650,000 in New York and its northern suburbs, were still without power. Consolidated Edison, the power company serving New York, said electricity should be restored by Saturday to customers in Manhattan and to homes and offices served by underground power lines in Brook-

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In darkened neighborhoods, people walked around with miner’s lamps on their foreheads and bicycle lights clipped to shoulder bags and, in at least one case, to a dog’s collar. A Manhattan handyman opened a fire hydrant so people could collect water to flush toilets. “You can clearly tell at the office, or even walking down the street, who has power and who doesn’t,” said Jordan Spiro, who lives in the blackout zone. “New Yorkers may not be known as the friendliest bunch, but take away their ability to shower and communicate and you’ll see how disgruntled they can get.” Some public officials expressed exasperation at the relief effort. James Molinaro, president of the borough of Staten Island, suggested that people not donate money to the American Red Cross because the Red Cross “is nowhere to be found.” “We have hundreds of people in shelters throughout Staten Island,” he said. “Many of them, when the shelters close, have nowhere to go because their homes are destroyed. These are not homeless people. They’re homeless now.” Josh Lockwood, the Red Cross’ regional chief executive, said 10 trucks began arriving to Staten Island on Thursday morning and a kitchen was set up to distribute meals. Lockwood defended the agency, saying relief workers were stretched thin. “We’re talking about a disaster where we’ve had shelters set up from Virginia to Indiana to the state Maine, so there’s just this tremendous response,” he said. “So I would say no one organization is going to be able to address the needs of all these folks by themselves.” In Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, Mary Wilson, 75, was buying water from a convenience store that was open but had no power. She said she had been without running water or electricity for three days, and lived on the 19th floor. She walked downstairs Thursday for the first time because she ran out of bottled water and felt she was going to faint. She said she met people on the stairs who helped her down. “I did a lot of praying: ‘Help me to get to the main floor.’ Now I’ve got to pray to get to the top,” she said. “I said, ‘I’ll go down today or they’ll find me dead.’”

NH Brief Candidates to make last-minute visits to Granite State CONCORD — President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are returning to New Hampshire for last-minute campaign visits in the battleground state. Romney is making two stops in New Hampshire. The first is on

Saturday morning to attend a “Victory rally” at the Portsmouth International Airport in Newington. Romney also will hold a rally in Manchester with Kid Rock on Monday night. Obama and former President Bill Clinton are appearing in Con-

cord on Sunday. Caroline Kennedy also is campaigning for Obama on Friday and Saturday. She will launch the Granite State Women Decide 2012 Tour with stops in Portsmouth, Rochester, Laconia, Manchester, Lebanon and Concord.


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Endorsing the vote

s newspapers across the country endorse either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney for the presidency, The New Hampshire has decided to remain neutral in the upcoming presidential election. We have strong convictions on a number of different issues that face the country, but we feel that we have a more important purpose to serve in this upcoming election than promoting one candidate over the other. The issue that most college students have on Election Day is not who to vote for, but whether to vote at all. Some feel that their vote does not matter. Some feel that they are too uninformed to vote. And others think that who is president does not affect them enough to care about the election. All of these are gross misconceptions. Every vote does matter. This election could very well come down

to hundreds of votes, much like the 2000 election, when George W. Bush defeated Al Gore by the narrowest of margins. And for those voting in New Hampshire, there is a reason the candidates and their constituents have been making frequent pit stops in the Granite State over the past few months. New Hampshire is a swing state and it’s still unclear to whom its four electoral votes will go on Tuesday. Every vote will undoubtedly matter on Tuesday in New Hampshire. For those who feel too uninformed, our election guide in page 5 of our print edition should be a good primer on where the candidates stand on the major issues. Visiting the candidates’ websites and doing some research on sites like Politico.com and Politifact.com will help as well. It takes minimal effort to understand the candidates’ respective platforms

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n Letters to the editor To the editor Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. What follows is information about what types of ID will be requested for voting, and registering to vote for persons who will also be registering at the polls. Information about transportation options is also included. In order to register to vote, everyone must prove age, domicile, citizenship and identity. Here are the documents you should bring (note some documents offer multiple proof): Domicile: If you live in an off-campus residence, bring a utility bill, lease, or other piece of mail with your name and address. If you live on campus, have your APM or RHD sign a form with your name and campus address. Age: License, passport or birth certificate, U.S. Armed Services ID card Citizenship: Birth Certificate, passport, naturalization papers Identity: License, passport, U.S. Armed Services ID card or UNH ID. You can also bring a valid photo ID card issued by either the federal government or a state, county or municipal government, other photo ID deemed legitimate by the supervisors of the checklist, the moderator, or clerk; or you can have your verification of identity made by a supervisor of the checklist or the moderator or the clerk. If you do not have any of these proofs, you can fill out an affidavit, swearing that it is true.

If you do not have an approved photo ID: Before Nov. 1, 2012, any voter who does not present an approved photo ID will be informed of the new law and permitted to vote. Between Nov. 1, 2012 and Sept. 1, 2013 any voter who does not present an approved photo ID will be permitted to vote after executing a “challenged voter affidavit.” What if I have no form of identification? You will be asked to sign a challenged voter affidavit. After the election, you will receive a letter from the Secretary of State’s office requesting that you confirm that you voted in the election. You will have 90 days to respond. If you don’t, the Attorney General will conduct an investigation to determine whether your vote was fraudulent. What if I am already registered to vote? Bring one form of photo ID, preferably a drivers license. For UNH community members who are voting in Durham at Oyster River High School and want a ride to and from campus, there will be a clearly marked UNH shuttle making stops at Sawyer Hall and Holloway Commons [Main Street stop] from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Our thanks go out to Transportation Services for providing this service. I am told that there will also be private vehicles from the various campaigns and/or parties offering to provide rides. These vehicles will be clearly marked with the campaign or party identified.

Campus community, The staff of Northeast Passage would like to send a big thank you to the three staff members at the Hamel Recreation Center, members of the men’s club hockey team and the guys working out on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m. We were in the midst of wrapping up our sixth annual wheelchair rugby tournament at the Rec Center when the elevator stopped working. This meant that 30 individuals who use wheelchairs, plus their rugby chairs and other equipment, were stranded in the gym on the second floor. The staff at the Rec Center sprang into action, recruiting others in the building to help us carry participants and equipment down the two flights of stairs to the main floor. In this day and age, it’s so easy to walk by when you see someone in need and after a long weekend of work for us and play for our team members, we are so grateful you stopped to help. You made an inconvenient and awkward situation bearable. Thank you very much for jumping right in! Staff at Northeast Passage Hewitt Hall University of New Hampshire

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Saving energy doesn’t have to be a challenge The Scoop On Sustainability

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or the second year in a row, our campus was impacted by a severe storm in October. While the aftermath of these storms may be devastating, it may be the most compelling catalyst for change. Both of these storms have happened during UNH’s annual energy challenge in the residence halls. How are these two occurrences related? If it is accepted that the increase in natural disasters can be attributed, at least in part, to climate change, then we are all both implicated in the destruction and responsible for a solution. Use of energy sources that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions is a contribution to Sandy, by extrapolation, as well as to the myriad known and unknown consequences of global warming. For students, it is common to feel disconnected from important decisions on campus related to energy and environmental policies, but the one thing we obviously have direct control over is our own actions. The “UNH Unplugged” Energy Challenge is a chance to make a statement with minimal effort. The Challenge happens every year, and is running from Oct. 24 to Nov. 21, and encourages students to cut down on energy use in their residence halls and on-campus apartments. The hall with the greatest decrease in energy use wins a prize, but the true goal of the challenge is to cultivate a lifestyle from short-term habit changes. We are all a “part of the problem,” so to speak, and are contributing to the astronomical energy costs of running the residence halls

each year. Cutting back on our energy can truly affect our wallets if we really make the effort.

Making these simple changes now could help to avoid more difficult and unpleasant changes down the road. Whether your incentive to cut back your energy use comes from wishing to preserve the Earth as we know it, or to reduce the millions of dollars spent by just one of the thousands of college campuses in the United States, challenge yourself to use this opportunity to make a difference where you can. Making these simple changes now could help to avoid more difficult and unpleasant changes down the road. Finding out how much energy the building you live in uses can be an eye-opening experience. Out of all the Gables buildings, the tower I live in has one of the highest energy expenditures, exceeding $100,000. Everyone can educate himself or herself about building energy usage. The Energy Office has recently released a mobile app so that all UNH community members can find out the real-time data on their building. While the challenge is geared toward students, I would hope that staff and faculty would take advantage of ease of available information on their own building spaces.

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Megan Barry is a senior at UNH and an intern for the Sustainability Institute.

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The scary prospect of a Romney presidency

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itt Romney wants to be President of the United States (duh). He has been vague regarding the details of his plans. For the highly motivated; there are particulars that can be found, but we are a nation of the big picture. I want to show you Romney’s big picture. This can be hard, as the former governor is often on both sides of the same issue. For example, just weeks after saying he supported coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, he said he does not support a requirement that insurance companies cover such people. A whole book could be written listing and describing his various self contradictions, but unfortunately I’ve only got about 700 words (21 of which I just lost explaining that, and this could get recursive if I don’t shut up). In a Romney presidency, we would no longer have the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). He’s made it as clear as he’s capable of that this act, which will lead to health coverage for 30 million more Americans, would be gone. This is even more interesting because, as you probably know, he put a similar health care law in place as governor of Massachusetts. Why is it wrong now? Why is healing the sick wrong? In President Obama’s world, it is right. In a Romney presidency, we would somehow increase military spending by $ 2 trillion in the next decade, while lowering taxes. If the government is going to take less money in, yet shell out way more in defense, some important stuff is going to be cut. But we need that military spending. We’re due for a war, aren’t we? In a Romney presidency (am I now committed to starting every paragraph this way?), Planned Parenthood will be defunded. Public

From the Left Miles Brady funding will no longer go to an organization that provides cancer screenings, STD testing and prevention of unintended pregnancies. Only 3 percent of their services are abortions. The debate over the morality of abortions (which is all opinion) misses a major point of why they are legal in the first place. Some women will always find a way to get one if they want one, and back alley abortions are dangerous, sometimes fatal. That’s more lives lost than necessary. Gov. Romney says, “I’m a pro-life candidate.” But there is plenty of evidence that he is not a pro-life person. He was pro-choice as a gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts. A Romney presidency will either feed the monster that is our deficit, or raise taxes on the middle class. The wealthy will have tax cuts. Corporations will have tax cuts. And the people who need them most will not. But that sure doesn’t hurt Mitt Romney, or the Koch brothers, his billionaire campaign funders. On the social front, Romney would do his darndest to prevent equal rights for gays and lesbians. In a Mitt Romney presidency, we would have Paul Ryan as vice president, a heartbeat away. This is supposed to be a good thing, but

we should remember his lie-filled speech at the Republican National Convention. And even worse, at least to runners such as myself, is that he would lie about something as trivial as a marathon time. Speaking for all runners, I can confidently say that we remember our times. Ryan ran a 4-hour marathon. He claimed to have run “under three, high twos.” There was the red flag in that the numbers guy couldn’t remember an exact time, but as a Republican, I figured that he didn’t want to look like an egg-head. I believed him. The time he claimed was impressive yet plausible, the perfect lie. Long story short, he was caught and passed it off as a dumb and funny little mistake. But he lost this runner’s respect. Would a Romney presidency be any worse than that of George Bush (either of them, really)? Probably not, but expect much of the same policies (and at least Bush was likable as far as baseball owners go). I don’t think we want anything even as close to as bad as Bush though. If Romney could drink beer, I really wouldn’t want to drink one with him. His public positions are often designed solely to get him elected. It has reached a point where we hear him talk and never know if he is being genuine. I have seen so much of him, but still feel like I don’t at all know him. To prevent a Romney presidency, you must vote, lots of you, and vote for someone else. But please don’t vote for Mickey Mouse, or worse, Gary Johnson. Barack Obama wouldn’t be a bad choice.

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Miles Brady is a junior English major. He is a running enthusiast, a sports fan and very liberal on most issues. He also likes to think that he is very rational.

When science enters food, labels are crucial

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n 1987, science fiction became reality. In this reality, what exactly constituted “food” changed, and consumers have since been left in the dark about what they eat. As the world watches and waits for the results of the 2012 presidential election, Proposition 37 in California, which would mandate the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), has been largely ignored. A quick rundown of statistics is startling: 88 percent of U.S. corn, 90 percent of canola, 90 percent of cotton and 94 percent of soy are genetically modified. This results in a supermarket where over 70 percent of the products contain GMOs. That statistic is worth repeating: more than 70 percent of foods in the United States are genetically modified. The future has arrived, and it is all around us. The science fiction began at Calgene, a biotech firm now owned by Monsanto, whose scientists opened the door to a new food and agricultural revolution. The Green Revolution of the 1950s and 1960s increased crop yields and expanded the industrialized food system,

Another View Sam Mendelson The Eagle fundamentally changing food at the molecular level. Calgene created the Flavr Savr tomato, the first commercial GMO. This tomato unleashed a wave of genetic modification that has resulted in a food system dominated by GMOs. GMOs have been designed to resist pesticides sprayed on fields, ironically allowing more to be sprayed, have longer shelf lives, be more tolerant to stress and even contain pesticides within the plant itself. The benefits have been unparalleled food production in the United States. The costs are an uncertain future of food and unintended consequences for both humans and the environment. While there must be a separate argument about the effects of GMOs in relation to intellectual property, seed prices, health and the potential to form superweeds (which has already occurred),

the discussion facing voters is far simpler. If we understand food as a fundamental right to all people, the right to know what is in our food must also be accepted. Fifty countries around the world, including Japan, India and China, already require the labeling of GMOs, and many of these countries restrict their use. The development of GMOs has the potential to be one of the greatest technological advances in food and agriculture in the 21st century. However, the greatest problem regarding GMOs has been transparency. Monsanto and other large companies conduct their own studies on GMOs, limit the distribution of their data and results (because it is “proprietary”) and are ultimately left to regulate themselves. Large companies such as Monsanto, DuPont, Dow AgroSciences, CocaCola, PepsiCo, Kellogg and General Mills have combined to raise $47 million to fight Proposition 37. The adage “you are what you eat” has taken on an entirely new meaning in the age of GMOs, and it is essential that products be labeled so that consumers know what exactly is in them. It is their right.


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Friday, November 2, 2012

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Voting for Obama is too great a mistake to make

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he American university campus sits in the American subconscious as a place where young adults are supposed to make mistakes, try new things, and find themselves (whatever that means). Indeed, the American university is a place where underage drinking, sexual promiscuity, illicit drug use and public intoxication are so common that criticism of these practices has become passé. And yet, there’s one mistake that college students make again and again which is far more self-detrimental than trying marijuana: voting for shyster liberal politicians on the basis of frivolous social issues. In the early months of this year, the Obama campaign and their small band of pathetic true believers attempted to swindle the youth vote for a second time using the rhetoric of hope and change. Unfortunately, 18 -25-year-olds just weren’t buying it … even after the campaign got cardboard cutouts of Barack and Michelle Obama! With one in every two recent college graduates unemployed and one in every four young adults moving back in with their parents, the idea that President Obama had kept his promise to the young supporters who put him in office was a pill too big for most college students to pop. Yes, it’s true that most college students don’t have a comprehen-

sive understating of economics, but we know bad fiscal policy when we feel it. President Obama’s ministry of public enlightenment has now resorted to the politics of fear. The president’s agenda for the next four years can be best summarized as, “let’s give it another go and see how it turns out.” So, naturally, the only way to retain his fleeing base is to frighten them into voting for him. Women: “Romney wants to take away abortion!” Gays: “Romney is a homophobe!” College Students: “Romney wants to take away financial aid!” The discourse of today’s Democratic Party might best be summarized as a series of scare tactics designed to keep their voters in line. On the issue of abortion, the Obama campaign is constantly touting a fabricated war on women. Roe v. Wade, the average Obama voter seems to think, will be the first thing Romney “overturns” when he gets into office. Let’s ignore Civics 101, which would dictate that only the Supreme Court can overturn Roe v. Wade and that the most Romney could do is appoint justices who would be more sympathetic to seeing it overturned (no one seems to be interested in the fact that abortion would not be illegal even if the court did overturn Roe v. Wade, since it would

From the Right Nick Mignanelli then be a matter for the states to decide). What Romney has said is that he wants to see Planned Parenthood defunded. This is a small price to pay for an organization which has repeatedly covered up incidents of sexual abuse and statutory rape while bullying a nonprofit cancer foundation for funding (see Susan G. Komen controversy). I think Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger put it best when she said, “Eugenics is … the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems.” Oops, wrong quote! Sorry President Obama, being against taxpayer-funded contraception is a little different than being “anti-choice” or “anti-women.” You know what issue I think women would really be interested in talking about? Why, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the

Romney, Obama need to focus on Internet’s role in economic issues

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s I write this column, I still have not decided who I will be voting for in this year’s presidential election. However, I will be demanding that whichever candidate is elected president, whether it’s Romney or Obama, has a more coherent Internet policy than we have had under previous administrations. This isn’t to say that Obama has done a poor job. In fact, I think the strides he has taken toward keeping the Internet free and supporting transparency in government have actually been fairly positive steps. I think that his historic Aug. 29 “Ask Me Anything” thread on Reddit, wherein the president answered questions on the social media site, showed, if nothing else, that he treats Internet policy as a serious issue even if the dialogue of the two campaigns hasn’t emphasized it enough. There is still a significant amount of work to be done. The freedom of the Internet is precarious, and we must be vigilant in protecting it. A great deal of focus in the presidential campaign has been on the economy, as is probably necessary, yet, in my opinion, not enough of the dialogue has been about the role that the Internet plays in the economy. If it’s not a huge campaign issue, it probably won’t be a huge governing issue. That’s a problem, because it has to be. A significant portion of the much-touted economic success

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Joshue Madden Kansas State Collegian during the Clinton years came as a direct result of the Internet boom. Some have suggested that we may be on the verge of a second great wave of Internet development, one that could carry our economy into the next decade or two. With Web 2.0, a more modern update in the way the Internet is designed and used, finally finding a real place in the business world and showing viable revenue structures, the Internet is more important to the economy than ever.

It is the Internet itself that is frequently under attack from interest groups in Washington under the guise of fighting piracy. However, this importance is not shown in speeches from Romney and Obama. So much of the discussion is on manufacturing jobs or education, and while both of these are important topics, issues of technology have been cast too far to the side.

Since Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft have found their place as some of the biggest companies in the world, the economy could be significantly hurt or helped depending on how we shape our Internet policy. These companies have business models that rely on relative freedom on the Internet. Any regulations surrounding these models need to be implemented with great care or, better yet, not put into place at all. Yet, it is the Internet itself — the very nature of how we connect to each other in the modern world — that is frequently under attack from interest groups in Washington under the guise of fighting piracy. Piracy is a serious problem, and it’s one that I take very seriously, but that’s no excuse to push through poorly-constructed policy. Our legislators have shown themselves to be woefully inept in terms of understanding how the Internet works and the role that it plays in the economy, and the dialogue in this year’s presidential election so far has done very little to convince me that this going to change in the future. Believe it or not, the Internet is actually more than a series of tubes, no matter what former members of the Senate might say. It’s time that our representatives start acting like it. Let’s start with the most important issue and demand that the next president, whomever it may be, come up with a coherent and intelligent policy.

number of women out of work has increased by 15 percent since you took office … must be Bush’s fault. As for the gays, I can tell you from firsthand experience that gays have a tendency to make everything about them. That’s why we now have a group of gay and lesbian Obama supporters attempting to guilt their heterosexual friends into voting for the president because, you know, Romney would make them second-class citizens! Yeah, okay. So Obama has a “sincere” (which I am beginning to think is a liberal code word for “politically convenient”) conversion on the issue of gay marriage in May and now anyone who votes for Romney is endorsing the mass exile of all homosexuals to Siberia? In what world does that work? Sorry President Obama, the economy is bad for gays and lesbians too. Who among us would not prefer nice china at his commitment ceremony? I don’t mean to be flippant on this matter, but it is difficult for me to believe that the disproportionately successful and well-educated members of the gay community do not see the president’s “evolution” for what it is: shameless political pandering. Finally, I keep hearing all these College Democrats talk about how inspiring the president is because, you know, we owe him

so much for making more financial aid available for students. They’re right in one sense; President Obama has increased Pell Grants. For evidence of this, consider the fact that the average cost of tuition has increased by 25 percent since he took office. You see, when the government subsidizes college education, the cost of tuition increases. Higher education is a bubble and when it pops, it will all depend upon how much the government is willing to pump into it and for how long. I won’t digress into how this contributes to the national debt. To put it simply, if you are a college student today, the most important issue in this election should be the economy. If Mitt Romney is elected president on Tuesday, abortion will still be legal (Romney can’t do anything to change that and there will be resistance from within his own party if he ever does). Likewise, gay marriage will continue to become law state by state (Mitt Romney may be for traditional marriage, but he’s for federalism first). If these things sound good to you and you would like to have a job when you graduate, the choice is clear.

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Nick Mignanelli is a senior political science major and a former intern at the Heritage Foundation.

Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Thumbs up to Durham surviving Sandy with minimal damage. Thumbs down to Sandy ravaging New Jersey, NYC and other parts of the eastern seaboard. Thumbs up to three-day weeks.

Thumbs down to not being productive with those extra two days. Thumbs up to field hockey being undefeated in conference play, earning the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. Thumbs down to Philip Rivers sabotaging fantasy teams everywhere on Thursday night football. Thumbs up to another weekend of Halloween. Thumbs down to election coverage taking over every channel on TV.


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SPORTS

FIELD HOCKEY

The New Hampshire VOLLEYBALL

UNH hosts AE tournament Wildcats travel to Stony Brook By JUSTIN LORING Staff writer

The University of New Hampshire will play host for the America East Field Hockey Championship this weekend from Nov. 2-4. The two semifinals will be played on Friday, when No. 1 seed UNH takes on No. 4 seed Fairfield University at 2 p.m., followed by No. 2 Albany taking on No. 3 Maine at 5 p.m.. The Wildcats earned the top seed after finishing 5-0 in America East Play and boast an overall record of 11-7. They are riding a fourgame winning streak going into the tournament and have won six of their last eight games. The Wildcats finally get to play on their home turf after the decision to cancel all home games was reversed. The Wildcats defeated Fairfield on Sept. 28 in a 3-2 game that went

into double overtime. The ‘Cats have plenty of experience playing in high-pressure games, with a record of 5-3 in games that go into either overtime or double-overtime. The Wildcats received 11 America East awards, including Megan Bozek being named Defensive Player of the Year, as well as Bozek, Casey Pohlmeyer and Emma Erler being selected to the All-Conference First Team. Hannah Richard and Kellie Joyce were named to the All-Conference Second Team, while Meg Flatley, Chandler Giese and Lynne Lehman were named to the AllRookie Team. Bozek, Pohlmeyer, Giese and Flatley were all unanimous selections. Erler was also selected to play in the Senior Game, which will be held on Nov. 17 at Old Dominion University.

The coaching staff was named Coaching Staff of the Year for the third year in a row, and the award was the fifth for head coach Robin Balducci, who is assisted by Meg Shea and Ross Gorham. The Wildcats are trying to win their second consecutive conference title, something they’ve never accomplished in their history. UNH is hosting the tournament for a third consecutive year after having never hosted it before. Since the beginning of the 2010 season, UNH is 17-2 against America East opponents and have a home record of 11-1 in that span. The championship game will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4 at Memorial Field at noon. The winner earns an automatic qualifying berth in the NCAA tournament.

MEN’S SOCCER

‘Cats to face Danes, Seawolves this weekend By ROBERT WILSON Staff writer

The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team will be travelling to Albany this Saturday to take on The University of Albany in an American East Quarterfinal match. Albany looks to prevail at home, as they took care of the ‘Cats during their last match up at Cowell Stadium 3-1. The game will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Christian Plumeri Sports Complex. Match time is set for 6 p.m. The match will be one of the two weekend quarterfinal games. No. 3 Stony Brook University will be hosting No. 6 Binghamton on Saturday at noon. UNH will look to keep their season alive, as they are coming off a thrilling 1-0 overtime victory last Saturday over Boston University.

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continued from page 20 Watch for sophomore wide receiver Tre McBride to be Ortiz’s main target in the game. Tre McBride has reeled in 43 receptions for 668 yards this season with five touchdowns. Tre McBride is third in the conference in terms of receiving yards per game with 83.5. Keith McBride (no relation to Tre McBride) leads the ground attack for the Tribe with 74 rushing yards per game, eighth in the conference. On the defensive side of the football, redshirt freshman and middle linebacker Luke Rhodes leads the squad and is ranked fifth in the conference with 8.1 tackles per game. The Tribe defense is currently ranked third in the CAA, allowing on average 333.6 yards per game. Their pass defense alone is ranked second in the conference.

After the win, UNH moves to 6-7-4 and to 2-3-1 in American East play. New Hampshire tested Boston University all night as they outshot the Terriers 19-8. New Hampshire created many opportunities during regulation, but goaltender Nick Thomson managed to keep the team alive by shutting out a steady offensive New Hampshire team in the 90 minutes of play. However, as overtime turned New Hampshire found the back of the net in the 96th minute off the foot of Alex Hussein. The key players to watch for on the UNH squad are offensive weapons Robert Palumbo, Jordan Thomas and David Schlatter who are tied for the lead in goals with three each. Also, watch out for goalkeeper Travis Worra who looks to continue his strong play from his last start

where he recorded his fifth shutout of the season. Worra holds a strong record of 5-3-4 on the season with five shutouts. With an America East Conference postseason bid on the line, the University of Albany men’s soccer team defeated the University of Hartford, 1-0 in overtime last Saturday. Albany clinched a first round home match in the conference tournament off senior Quintel Gates’ overtime goal in the 117th minute. With the win Albany closes out the season with an overall record of 6-11 and a conference record of 3-4. The key players to watch out for on the University of Albany squad are offensive player Anthony Rozzano who leads the team in assists (4) and points (8). Also, watch out for Brandon Wilson who leads the team in goals (3) and is second in points (7).

For the Wildcats, Sean Goldrich will get the start at quarterback, but Andy Vailas is expected to play as well. Last week against the Rhode Island Rams, Goldrich played the majority of the game, but the quarterback attack was two headed with Vailas making contributions to the win as well. “Both the kids deserve to play,” McDonald said. “They both bring you something different to the table, in a lot of ways.” Against the Rams, Goldrich threw for 245 yards and a touchdown, as well as tacking on 24 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. Vailas threw four passes for three completions with one touchdown. Following the game on Saturday, the Wildcats will have a Bye week and then will play Towson at Cowell Stadium for the regular season closer. For now though, the team remains focused on this Saturday’s game with William & Mary, a week-to-week mentality they have kept for the entire season.

“It’s the biggest game because it’s the next one,” junior defensive tackle Sean McCann said. Notes Senior linebacker and team captain Matt Evans is seven tackles away from matching Steve Doig’s record for all-time tackles in UNH football history. Evans currently leads the CAA with 427 career tackles.

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Sophomore wide receiver R.J. Harris is 116 receiving yards away from being the fifth Wildcat of all time to have a 1,000 yard-season.

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William & Mary is the only team to beat UNH at Cowell Stadium since the beginning of the 2008 season.

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The Wildcats were 4-0 in October. The last time the Wildcats had a perfect October was in 2007. They have done this three times in the last 19 seasons.

By ARJUNA RAMGOPAL Staff Writer

After splitting a pair of conference games in their homestand this past weekend, the UNH Volleyball team travels to Stony Brook for it’s final conference road game of the season on Sunday, Nov. 4. The Wildcats and Seawolves last met on Oct. 5, when the Wildcats dominated the game and won 3-1. After UNH easily took the first set, Stony Brook responded with a back-and-forth second set. The Seawolves actually led for the majority of the set until making some attack errors that gave UNH a two point cushion and a 23-21 advantage. The Wildcats took the set and, despite dropping the third set, easily handled Stony Brook in the fourth. Junior captain Morgan Thatcher led all players with 17 kills, while freshman Abigail Brinkman had a team-high .333 kill percentage. Freshman Victoria Forrest recorded 13 kills, two serving aces, and seven digs. Both teams were heading in different directions following that matchup, UNH sitting on top with a 4-0 conference record, while Stony Brook was hurting with a 1-2 record. The Seawolves have recently turned it around, sporting a 4-4 conference record, recently recording an impressive 3-1 victory over pre-

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continued from page 20 The key players to watch for on the UNH squad include freshman standouts Jonna Curtis (six points), Sara Carlson (six points) and senior Kristina Lavoie (seven points) who returns for the 20122013 season as the leader in career goals (48) and points (89) among active UNH players. St. Lawrence is coming off two straight wins this past weekend beating ECAC foes Rensselaer 3-2 and Union 6-1 at home.

viously unbeaten Albany and a 3-1 victory over Hartford. Both teams beat the Wildcats earlier in the season. The Wildcats have stumbled somewhat since the last matchup, going 2-3 in conference play since for a 6-3 conference record. The Wildcats are still tied for second in the conference with Binghamton, who the Wildcats lost to this past weekend. Part of the reason UNH may be struggling is due to some new lineup configurations. With senior captain Jansan Falcusan out, sophomore Taylor Dunklau has been the new setter. Also in recent games, freshman Abigail Brinkman, a starter throughout most of the season, is now coming off the bench while sophomore Sam Henke has taken her starting spot. Henke, however, plays defensive specialist, while Brinkman plays outside hitter. Head Coach Jill Hirschinger may be opting for a more defensive lineup, at least earlier in games. With only three conference games left, the Wildcats are poised for either the second or third seed if the team wins the rest of their games or only losses one. There is an outside chance the Wildcats could gain the one seed and host the America East championship, but Albany would have to lose at least two of their final three matches, with the Wildcats winning all theirs.

In their last game, St. Lawrence hit an offensive frenzy putting up six goals against Union. Forward Jacqueline Wand finished the game with a hat-trick and Amanda Bouller tallied 3 assists in the dominant victory. The key players to watch for on the St. Lawrence squad is forward Kelly Sabatine who leads the team in goals (4) and is tied with points (5) with teammates Rylee Smith and Amanda Bouller. Also, watch out for forward Jacqueline Wand, who is coming off a solid performance of three goals in her last game against Union.

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In the women’s competition, senior Keely Maguire cruised to a first-place finish and two other Wildcats placed inside the top-10 as the UNH women’s cross country team finished runner-up. UNH finished with 46 total points to earn runner-up for the third-straight season, while Stony Brook captured its sixth-straight title with 37 points. The UNH women’s program continued its string of excellence as the team has now placed inside the top three in 16 of the past 17 seasons. Maguire completed the 5-kilometer course in a time of 16:33.48, just two seconds shy of the course record. She became the second runner in school history to capture the

the 2006 season. Maguire placed fourth overall at last year’s conference meet. Junior Anne Twombly and freshman Laura Rose Donegan crossed the finish line at sixth and 10th, respectively, in times of 17:02.88 and 17:21.26. UNH has placed three runners in the top-10 at the last two conference championship meets. Sophomore Chelsey Serrano placed 14th in a time of 17:29.19, while junior Darcy James was right behind in 15th-place at 17:33.55 to round out the Wildcat scorers. Juniors Elise Beattie and Cayla Pellegrini placed 18th and 20th, respectively, in times of 17:39.00 and 17:40.81. The Wildcats return to action on Friday, Nov. 9 for the NCAA East Regional at Hammonasset State Park in Madison, Conn.


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The New Hampshire

Friday, November 2, 2012

Game to Watch

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No. 11 UNH vs. William & Mary Saturday at noon; Cowell Stadium, Durham, N.H. UNH is 7-2 overall; W&M is 2-6

UNH secondary

Key matchup:

Dontra Peters

GAME CHANGER Cody Muller

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Junior defensive end Cody Muller has had a solid season thus far, and has been a pivotal part of a Wildcats defense that has 19 sacks through nine games. Muller has contributed three of those sacks this season, and has recovered two fumbles.

TNH Football Picks UNH vs. William & Mary on Saturday

Justin Doubleday, Executive Editor: 28-24, UNH Adam J. Babinat, Sports Editor: 40-17, UNH Nick Stoico, Sports Editor: 35-28, UNH Chad Graff, Managing Editor: 30-24, UNH

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W&M passing offense

New Hampshire returns home to Cowell Stadium after two road tests to face off against the struggling William & Mary Tribe. Offensively, the Tribe average 320.8 yards per game, and 20.4 points per game. It will be important, however, for the Tribe to get good production out of its passing offense on Saturday. William & Mary’s offensive attack is led by sophomore quarterback Raphael Ortiz, who had thrown for 942 yards on the season and five touchdowns to go along with two interceptions. Ortiz’s main offensive weapon is sophomore wide receiver Tre McBride, who has 43 receptions for 668 receiving yards. On top of that, McBride has snagged five receiving touchdowns through eight games. UNH’s secondary – which is led by senior cornerback and co-captain Dontra Peters – will need to shut down McBride. This will be a task considering the Wildcats have allowed 277.8 yards per game through the air through nine games.

Tre McBride

Scouting Report The Wildcats through the air

The Tribe through the air

It appears as if redshirt freshman quarterback Sean Goldrich is back in the starting role for UNH, but New Hampshire will likely do something similar to last week and give sophomore Andy Vailas some time running the offense as well. Combined, the two have led the way to the Wildcats averaging 249.1 yards per game, and have thrown 24 touchdowns this season. No matter who is under center, look out for sophomore wide receiver R.J. Harris. Harris who has 884 yards on the season, and has grabbed eight touchdowns.

As previously mentioned, the Tribe rely heavily on sophomore wide receiver Tre McBride in the passing game. In fact William & Mary’s second best wide receiver is sophomore Sean Ballard, who only has 13 receptions for 148 yards and two touchdowns on the season. This is a major gap between McBride’s numbers, and something the UNH secondary will need to be aware of in order to make the Tribe one dimensional.

The Wildcats on the ground

The Tribe on the ground

UNH is still a potent force on the ground, averaging 240.8 yards per game with its combination of junior Chris Setian, and sophomores Jimmy Owens and Nico Steriti. This trio has been a stable force on offense for the Wildcats, averaging 5.8 yards a carry. Look for these three to be in full force against William & Mary on Saturday.

William & Mary is no slouch on the ground itself, having averaged 156.6 yards per game through eight games and scoring 11 touchdowns. The main reason for this is sophomore running back Keith McBride, who leads the Tribe in rushing with 531 yards in seven games. McBride will be a big component to William & Mary’s offense on Saturday against the Wildcats.

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TNH Hockey Picks UNH vs. Maine on Sunday

Justin Doubleday, Executive Editor: 3-0, UNH Adam J. Babinat, Sports Editor: 5-1, UNH Nick Stoico, Sports Editor: 4-0, UNH Chad Graff, Managing Editor: 4-1, UNH


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The Patriots acquired Aqib Talib from the Bucs to bolster their secondary. Despite his issues with the NFL’s substance abuse policy, the Pats hope he’ll buy into the “Patriot Way.”

Friday, November 2, 2012

The New Hampshire

FOOTBALL

UNH looks to break William & Mary curse ‘Cats seek first win over Tribe since 1998 By NICK STOICO Sports Editor

Coming off of a perfect 4-0 October, the No. 11 University of New Hampshire Wildcats will host the William & Mary Tribe on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Cowell Stadium. This will be the 16th time these two teams meet, with the Tribe dominating the Wildcats in that time with a record of 13-2. The Wildcats are yet to beat the Tribe since Sean McDonnell was named head coach in 1999. The Tribe is 2-6 overall this season, but McDonnell says that their record does not reflect the strength and ability the team will bring on Saturday. “[This] isn’t a 2-6 football team in our eyes,” McDonnell said. “When you look at what’s going on, they’re a much better team than their record indicates. “Whether they’re 2-6 or 6-2, we have not beaten this football team.” The Tribe suffered losses to Lafayette and Towson, each by only three points, as well as one-point losses to Maryland and James Madison (a game that went into two overtimes). That is four losses by a total of eight points. Sophomore quarterback Raphael Ortiz, who is 10th in the conference in terms of total offense with 154 yards per game, will lead the Tribe offense. FOOTBALL continued on page 18

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Jimmy Owens (32) has been a part of the explosive UNH ground attack that averages 5.8 yards per attempt.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

CROSS COUNTRY

Wildcats try to shake of losing ways UNH takes this weekend against St. Lawrence second at AE

Championships

By ROBERT WILSON Staff Writer

The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team will be hosting St. Lawrence University this weekend for a two-game series. The games will be held at the Whittemore Center, where game No. 1 will take place at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2 and at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. UNH enters the games with an overall record of 3-4-0, including a 1-2 record in Hockey East play in the early stage of the season, while St. Lawrence comes into the games with a 2-5 record overall and a 2-0 record in ECAC play. New Hampshire is coming off a tough string of defeats, as they have lost their past three games by conference foe Boston College who defeated the ‘Cats 5-2, and non-conference powerhouse Wisconsin who took the two-game series this past weekend 2-1 and 5-0. The Wildcats last game was not a game they would like to dwell on as they got shutout and battered with a final score of 5-0 from the Badgers. The Badgers struck first in the first period from a power play goal by Brianna Decker and never looked back, as the Badgers tallied four more goals; two each in the 2nd and 3rd periods of play. Decker led the Badgers in scoring for the day grabbing two goals. The only positive for New Hampshire from the game came within face-offs, as the Wildcats won 29 of 50. W HOCKEY continued on page 18

STAFF REPORT The New Hampshire

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Senior Kristina Lavoie leads the team in points with seven so far this season, three goals and four assists.

Senior Cory Sinotte placed second overall to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team to a second-place finish at the America East Championships Saturday morning at College Woods. The Wildcats finished as runner-up with 68 points for the team’s best finish since the 2009 season, while Stony Brook captured the title with 61 points. Sinotte completed the 8-kilometer course in a time of 25:22.17. The Granite State native took third at the Pre-Conference meet earlier this season and 33rd at last year’s championship meet. Senior Daniel DeCrescenzo also recorded a top-10 finish, as he took sixth in a time of 25:55.09. DeCrescenzo placed 12th at last year’s conference championships. Sophomore John Prizzi and junior Joseph Jourdain finished 12th and 18th, respectively, in times of 26:01.66 and 26:10.44. Sophomore  Jeff Moretti  also had a strong finish, as he placed 30th in a time of 26:39.18 to round out the Wildcat scorers. Senior David Gervais and sophomore Dean Bhatt took 34th and 48th, respectively, at 26:43.31 and 27:14.18. XC continued on page 18


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