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Life without parole

McGregor found guilty on all counts in Todd Walker murder case

Decker: ‘Justice for what happened’




Nearly 11 months after Colorado native and former UNH football player Todd Walker was shot and killed while in his home state, Kevin McGregor, who was charged with firstdegree murder of the UNH sophomore, was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday night. The jury deliberated for roughly 13 hours

BOULDER, Colo. – Kevin McGregor was found guilty Thursday evening of first-degree murder, felony murder, attempted aggravated robbery and felony menacing in the shooting death of Todd Walker, a former University of New Hampshire football player, on University Hill here last year.

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Kevin McGregor, the man who shot and killed former UNH football player Todd Walker last March, was found guilty of first-degree murder on Thursday.

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Police: Suspect heard bragging about stabbing

Robbins: Salovitch stabbed Dignan to ‘get them off ’ me By THOMAS GOUNLEY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR

a dire picture: eight immigrant workers toiled 70 to 80 hours a week without pay, they said, at the construction site located on Technology Road in Durham. When the workers complained, according to Fogarty,

Police were led to the two people arrested in connection with Saturday’s early-morning brawl when one of them was overheard in an apartment above Libby’s Bar and Grill “bragging about having stabbed someone,” according to court documents. On Wednesday, police charged Eric Salovitch, 21, of Raymond, with two felony Daniel Robbins counts of first-degree assault after he allegedly stabbed one victim, Nathan Dignan, 19, of Hudson, twice with a knife. Daniel Robbins, 21, of Tamworth, was charged with one felony count of seconddegree assault. Dignan and UNH stuEric Salovitch dent Phil Hurley were both treated at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital following the incident, and Dignan underwent emergency surgery. Salovitch is a 2011 graduate of UNH. Robbins is a current UNH senior.

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A crowd gathered outside the Cottages of Durham office in downtown Durham on Wednesday to protest the company’s treatment of some of its employees, who were said to have been forced to work 70-80 hours per week without pay.

‘Pay your workers now!’

Residents protest treatment of immigrant workers by Cottages contractor By JULIA MILLER STAFF WRITER

Maggie Fogarty stood before a packed room crowded with local activists Wednesday and accused a Durham development project of abusing workers’ rights.

“About two weeks ago we became aware of a terrible and cruel injustice being experienced by a group of carpenters, working to build The Cottages of Durham,” Fogarty, of the American Friends Service Committee, said. She and others in the room painted



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Guetta tickets still on sale

New parking meters

5 David Guetta is set to perform at the Whittemore Center Arena this Wednesday as part of his Winter White Tour.

Everybody hates SCOPE

8 The town of Durham has installed three new electronic parking meters, which accept credit cards, cash, and change.

Men’s basketball beats Hartford


9 Take a look inside SCOPE’s process for selecting artists. The student org works hard for its money, but is highly criticized.

Contact Us: The New Hampshire 156 Memorial Union Building Durham, NH 03824 Phone: 603-862-4076 Executive Editor Chad Graff

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• Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Providence, Whittemore Center Arena, 7:30 p.m. • Drop In Yoga for Students, MUB - Wildcat Den, 12 p.m. 1 p.m.

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The UNH men’s basketball team narrowly beat Hartford, 52-51, thanks to some heroics from senior captain Alvin Abreu.


HoCo music mystery Ever wondered who’s behind the strange music selections in the dining hall? We has the scoop.

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This week in Durham Feb. 4 Feb. 5

• Women’s Ice Hockey vs. BU, Whittemore Center Arena, 2 p.m. • Gymnastics vs.Yale/Brown, Lundholm Gymnasium, 7 p.m. • UNH Observatory public viewing session, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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Feb. 6

• Chris Jordan: Running the Numbers, PCAC - Museum of Art, Jan. 28 to April 4 • Rigoletto, PCAC, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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continued from page 1 McGregor, 23, was immediately sentenced to life without parole. The verdict, delivered by a jury of nine men and three women, validates the prosecution’s contention that McGregor went out early in the morning of March 18 intending to rob and prepared to use violence. It also means they believed the testimony of Elizabeth Roach, the University of Colorado senior who was walking to her home with Walker when McGregor, wearing a mask, approached them near the corner of 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. Roach sat next to Walker’s parents as the verdict was read and began to cry, then sob, as the jurors were polled. As the proceedings concluded, she rushed to hug District Attorney Stan Garnett. In the hallway, she said she felt enormous relief and satisfaction at the verdict, but also some loss of purpose. “I knew this was the one thing I could do for Todd, and now there’s nothing I can do for him, and he deserved so much better than this,” she said. Garnett, who personally tried the case with Deputy District Attorney Karen Lorenz, said that Roach’s testimony was key to securing the conviction. “Elizabeth Roach’s courage and persistence in seeing this through from that night right through the trial is the reason we got the result that we did,” he said. Public Defender Eric Zale said that the public defender’s office would appeal the verdict. Zale and his co-counsel Public Defender John Gifford had argued that McGregor was “reckless” that night, but that he did not commit robbery or first-degree murder. They said McGregor whistled at Roach, then got in a confrontation with Walker. After McGregor fired a shot in the air, the men got in a struggle over the gun and it went off, they said. Jurors had the option of convicting McGregor of lesser homicide charges of either seconddegree murder or manslaughter, and in closing arguments, Zale said McGregor’s version of events and the lesser charges were more supported by the evidence. He called the prosecution case “incredible.” In returning the first-degree murder conviction, jurors soundly rejected the defense theory of the crime. First-degree murder carries a mandatory sentence of life without parole. The only other possible punishment is death, which Garnett’s office did not pursue. If McGregor had been convicted of one of the lesser offenses, he would have faced anywhere from two to 24 years in prison. The courtroom was filled with friends and family members as the verdict was read. Just minutes earlier, everyone had thought the jury was going to go home for the evening without reaching a verdict. The jury had received the case at noon Wednesday. In total, they deliberated some 13 hours. Though the wait was hard,

“ There’s nothing

happy about a firstdegree murder case because it means something terrible happened.”

Stan Garnett

Boulder District Attorney

Roach said she understood why it took so long. “The jury had to decide to end his life, too,” she said. “Just because I’m on one side of it and want him gone doesn’t mean I don’t understand that.” Because her testimony was key to putting McGregor away, Roach said she feels much safer knowing he won’t get out. Walker, a native of the mountain town of Edwards, Colo., and a University of New Hampshire football player, was visiting friends in Boulder during his spring break when he was shot and killed. He was 20 years old. Roach told police and testified at trial that McGregor pointed a gun at her and demanded money. When she called him a joke and pulled down the bandanna over his face, McGregor fired a shot in the air, Roach said. She turned to leave, but Walker stayed and told McGregor to leave her alone. The two men pushed each other, then McGregor shot Walker, who was killed almost instantly. McGregor was arrested the next day after co-workers called a Boulder police tip line to report that McGregor strongly resembled the composite sketch, always wore the Analog jacket that the gunman had worn and kept a gun hidden in the store. The gun, a .380-caliber Lorcin semiautomatic pistol, matched the shell casings and live round found to the east of the scene. Prosecutors presented physical evidence that supported Roach’s version of events, including a Colorado Bureau of Investigation firearms expert who said that Walker could not have been shot from any closer than five feet. Prosecutors also showed jurors numerous pictures of McGregor found on his computer in which he brandishes a gun or points it at the camera, as well as violent rap lyrics that talk about robbing people and being “poised to attack” and “about to erupt.” Garnett said that in this case, the system worked, with Roach, the surviving victim and witness, providing consistent statements and a composite sketch, community members calling in tips and the police putting the pieces together. “There’s nothing happy about a first-degree murder case because it means something terrible happened in the community, but when the entire community comes together, we can hold that person accountable,” Garnett said. Saying he was “spent,” Mark Walker, Todd Walker’s father, declined to speak with reporters after the verdict. Roach said her life will never be the same. She lost “the most wonderful person I’ve ever known” and has “terrible, terrible dreams.”



continued from page 1 they were fired and evicted from their Dover housing. Fogarty said the workers had been hired by a subcontractor working on the project. An official for Capstone Development Corporation, the Alabama based company that is building The Cottages, said the company was not aware of the situation while he stood in front of the company’s Jenkins Court location. “We understand, in this particular situation there may have been a subcontractor that had hired these workers,” John Acken, senior vice president of the Capstone Development Corporation, said. “We are working to investigate exactly what occurred with regard to this instance and we are going to do a full investigation and make sure that everything comes out.” The Cottages of Durham, a $40 million student housing project that labels itself as “resort style” living, is expected to be completed in August. As of Thursday, the houses stood well on their way to completion with windows and porches complete on many of the 141 units. A representative on the Durham site neglected to comment on the situation regarding immigrant workers. The identities of the eight workers and the subcontractor they worked for have not yet been revealed. Their story was told by the community members and activist groups who gathered on Wednesday. They gathered in front of The Cottage’s Jenkins Ct. location and sang songs asking the company to “pay your workers now” and presented Acken with a letter addressing their concerns. The workers claim they are owed tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages for their labor over the last few months. They say the company terminated their unemployment and evicted them from housing, which had been provided by the company, after they asked for full payment of wages. After being terminated, the workers were said to have reached out to the Dover Police Depart-


continued from page 1 before coming to a conclusion and announcing the verdict to convict the 23-year-old McGregor on all counts. Back at UNH, where Walker was a redshirt-freshman wide receiver on the football team and a sophomore academically, a feeling of relief fell over those who were close to him. But although the offender was sentenced, UNH Athletic Director Marty Scarano said that there is still a void to be filled. “It doesn’t bring Todd back, … it’s hard to reconcile these things,” Scarano said. “But this young man will never be able to do that to anyone ever again. I hope it will bring peace to Todd’s family.” UNH senior captain and quarterback Kevin Decker played with Walker during his freshman year, and got to know Walker on a per-

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ment, which detained the immigrant workers and turned them over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. According to Dover Police Department Capt. Bill Breault, only three men entered the Dover Police Department to report that they were being victimized and unpaid by an employer in Durham, whom they did not name. Breault said that it is standard procedure for the police department to notify ICE any time they have contact with someone who they believe is living illegally in the U.S. The carpenters were held at the station until an ICE agent arrived at the Dover Police Department. At that point, the investigation was turned over to ICE. The three men were detained, but Breault said he wasn’t aware of five other men in similar situations. Breault did not release information about the living conditions of the workers or the subcontractor who has been accused of hiring and exploiting them. He said the situation regarding the uncompensated labor was also part of the ICE investigation. Several carpenters reached out to local advocate groups such as the American Friends Service Committee, and local community leaders like Larry Brickner-Wood, executive director of the United Campus Ministry, to explain how they felt they had been exploited. They said that The Cottages owed them tens of thousands of dollars for their labor, that they were fired and evicted from their housing after asking for work compensation they had not received since October, and inquiring about allegedly unlawful deductions that had been taken out of their previous paychecks. “While it is clear to us is that these workers are immigrant workers,” Fogarty said, “none of us had any reason to inquire as to their immigration status, primarily because the laws that protect their rights to be paid, the state and federal labor laws, protect them regardless of their immigration status.” The carpenters’ attorney, Lawrence Vogelman, was not available for comment on the case, but said in a statement: “We are exploring all legal and administrative avenues open to us, both state and federal. That being said, we are willing to sit-down with Capstone/Cottages

and their lawyers and reach a resolution compensating the workers for the work they have done and the damages they have suffered.” Officials from The Cottages did not respond to a request for comment on the situation. The story drove advocate groups such as the N.H. Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees, the Carpenters Union, United Campus Ministry, members of the Durham Community Church, Dover Friends meeting, and two student-led organizations – CORAJ and the Peace and Justice League – to church on Wednesday afternoon wearing stickers that read: “Stop Wage Theft at The Cottages of Durham” while carrying vibrant signs that plead “pay your workers now.” They made their way to Jenkins Ct. holding signs in protest and they sang to the melody of “Go Down Moses” before proceeding in protest, chanting “pay your workers now.” The protesters circled around the office space until the door opened, and Acken, the senior vice president of Capstone Development Corporation came out to address the crowd. His address did not satisfy the crowd that surrounded Acken. One member asked, “How quickly will this be resolved, and when will these workers get the funds that are due to them?” Acked responded, “We are working with the attorney that represents these employees. We have an open dialogue with them, so we are hoping to resolve this as quickly as possible.” To all questions regarding the subcontractors, and workers, he answered by saying, “We’re still investigating, but I appreciate the interest the community has taken.” Acken also made it clear that most of the 136 workers who were contracted to work on the project were state residents. Acken said that the Capstone Development Corporation still expects to finish the project no later than August of this year. The crowd of about 70 was not satisfied by Acken’s responses. “But when will we know the Cottage workers have been paid? How will we know?” Acken responded, “It’s under investigation.”

sonal level. Decker explained that now there is a little bit of closure after what happened in University Hill near the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. “The most fulfilling part of seeing the verdict which came about was the fact that there is justice for what happened to Todd,” Decker said. “He is looking down now able to rest a little easier.” “Putting him behind bars for the rest of his life is what had to be done,” head UNH football coach Sean McDonnell said on Thursday night. “It corrects a wrong. I think [the conviction] really meant a lot to his parents.” UNH President Mark Huddleston released a statement regarding the verdict on Thursday night, saying that the entire campus mourned with Walker’s friends and family at the time of his death. Now, with McGregor’s life sentence, the healing process can continue.

“The senseless death of Todd Walker almost a year ago was devastating to the university community,” Huddleston said. “We mourned with his family and friends. Although the conviction of his killer won’t bring Todd back, there is some satisfaction in knowing that someone will be held accountable for his death, and that this might be another step in the healing process.” Andy Vailas, a teammate of Todd’s, said the conviction obviously helps the healing process, but added that there really aren’t many words to describe the feeling of the situation. As the lengthy process comes to a close, the magnitude of the verdict more then halfway across the country is clearly felt in the places that Walker impacted the most, represented by those who were impacted by him. “[Todd’s death] was a loss for all of humanity,” Scarano said. “What a special person Todd was.”


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‘Rare’ occasion as Guetta concert tickets haven’t sold out By KERRY FELTZER Staff Writer

On Feb. 8 two-time Grammywinning artist, producer, and DJ David Guetta will be performing at the Whittemore Center as a part of NV Concepts & Mass EDMC’s “Winter White Tour.” Although the event was announced in mid-December, tickets have not sold out yet. “It is not rare that this concert is not sold out at this point,” said Carrie Barron, event coordinator for the Whittemore Center Arena. “This concert is part of the Winter White Tour [and] our ticket sales are very consistent with the other venues on the tour. We are continuing to sell tickets each day and expect to have a strong walk up the night of the show.” Over 3,300 tickets have been sold so far. Both floor and arena bowl tickets are still available, however the floor is expected to sell out, as capacity is 3,000 guests. The ticket prices range from $35.00-$65.00 each. The price of tickets was a factor for some students. “I almost said no because it was a bit expensive,” said sophomore


continued from page 1 Police released composite sketches of two suspects Sunday evening after meeting with Dignan in his hospital room that afternoon. Monday evening, police received an anonymous tip that a person was talking about the crime above the bar in downtown Durham. After receiving surveillance footage from outside the Woodside Apartments and noting the similar appearance of Robbins to police’s suspect one composite sketch, a UNH police detective was let into the apartment above Libby’s where he met Robbins and took him back to the police station, according to court documents. Robbins had a black eye when police found him, and initially told police he had been in a fight outside Durham House of Pizza. When asked to show police what he had been wearing, he produced a ripped shirt with blood on it. Later, Robbins told police that he was walking back from the Woodside Apartments with Salov-

Andrew Felicetti. “All my friends are going though so I think it will be a good time.” Tickets went on sale just before students left for break. “I am going because my roommate and I were able to buy tickets together and got a cheaper price by doing so,” said sophomore Jessica Constant. “He’s not my favorite but I think it will be fun.” “The student ticket sales for this show have been quite strong,” Barron said. “We had the opportunity to book this show in mid-December. We were able to get the show on sale right before the students left for the winter break. We had about a month here on campus while the show was on sale but the campus was very quiet. Once the students returned last Monday ticket sales started to increase significantly each day, which is what we anticipated. Although the timing of the on-sale was not ideal we did not want to miss the opportunity to bring this event here to UNH.” Promoters who utilize the Whittemore Center promote their event with their own marketing strategies. “NV Concepts is doing a sig-

ich when he had a verbal altercation with another group of males, who surrounded them and threatened to take the beer they were carrying. When one of the males knocked a beer from Salovich’s hand, Robbins struck a male in the head with a bottle. Robbins claimed he was then knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked while being told he was going to be killed. Robbins told police that Salovich pulled a surveying knife he had on him and stabbed Dignan to “get them off” Robbins. Police responded to the intersection of Strafford Avenue and Edgewood Road between Adams Tower West and the Woodside Apartments at 1:26 a.m., and the fight dispersed upon arrival. Dignan was later picked up from a Woodside apartment building with a stab wound in his abdomen. Hurley was in the same apartment and was transported to the hospital with a bump on his head and a cut to his ear. A Ka-Bar hunting knife was found at the crime scene. Salovitch’s bail was set at $10,000 on Wednesday. Robbins’ bail was set at $5,000.

NH doctor disputes suspended license Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. - A New Hampshire pediatrician is disputing allegations that he prescribed large amounts of oxycodone pills to patients and that his conduct with patients was questionable. The New Hampshire Board of Medicine recently suspended the license of Dr. Mark Weinreb of Franklin. He’s accused of prescribing a teenager more than 2,000 pills over 11 months. Weinreb tells the Concord Monitor he prescribed two a day and the teenager did not have all the pills at once.

The board said another patient was prescribed more than 1,200 pills over 10 months. Weinreb said he only prescribed one pill a night. The board also accused Weinreb of unprofessional conduct with patients on Facebook, which he denies. He said his suspension was triggered by his restraining order against a teen over threatening conduct.

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nificant amount of marketing both on the grassroots level locally as well in the greater Boston area,” Barron said. “Both NV Concepts and the Whittemore Center are working together to continue to market this event to both the students of UNH as well as the general public.” A major source of marketing is social media. “Events will rely heavily on our social media pages as we have a fan base of primarily UNH students which is great,” Barron said. “When we booked the Avicii concert in November we had a very short amount of time to sell tickets. We relied very heavily on our social media pages as a way to connect with the students and promote the event which worked out very well.” The event is expected to be a positive experience for UNH students and community members. “I have higher expectations for the concert now that I have paid $65,” Felicetti said. “We expect the crowd to be very similar to that of the recent Avicii show in November,” Barron said. “This show is truly going to be a night that nobody wants to

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Signs advertising the Winter White Tour line the walls of the MUB. miss,” Barron said. “I know the students were really impressed with NV Concepts and the recent

Avicii show. This show will set the bar very high for future events here at the Whitt.”



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As textbook prices rise, low online prices become increasingly popular By JOEL KOST CONTRIBUTING WRITER

For the past 30 years, students at the University of New Hampshire have had two reliable options for buying textbooks. The campus bookstore, located in the Memorial Union Building, and the Durham Book Exchange on Main Street have both been the go-to places to buy books. However, a new and much less expensive option has started to become a large trend for students on a tight budget: the Internet. Kristen Cardarelli, a freshman English teaching major, paid only $60 for books for English 516, which requires five textbooks, by shopping on Amazon. Cardarelli’s classmate, Alex Braile, a sophomore English literature major, paid over $300 for the same books by shopping at the campus bookstore. “I’ve always found the bookstore more convenient, but the extra convenience we get from the bookstore isn’t worth $300,” Braile said. “After this semester I’m probably going to do a lot more shopping online.” According to the College Board website, the average UNH student pays around $1,200 for books and supplies a year. While the cost of tuition is a worry for

many people, the price of textbooks has also become an issue. The Durham Book Exchange is well known on campus as being the cheaper way to buy textbooks from a store. A used version of the ninth edition of Biology, a textbook used in Biology 411, from the Durham Book Exchange costs $157; to buy the book used at the university’s bookstore would cost $5 more.

“We have seen a big

increase in the loss of sales because of online shopping, but that was expected.”

Lorraine Mechem

Durham Book Exchange, manager Even with the Durham Book Exchange having a lower option, Amazon still sports a cheaper option: $75 used. “As a science major, almost all my books cost over $200,” Shannon Poges, a junior chemistry major, said. “It would be absurd for me to shop at the bookstore or the Book Exchange.”

Poges has been shopping online for textbooks ever since her sophomore year. Not only does she buy her books for less, but she also sells them online for the same price that she bought them. “It costs too much money at the two bookstores, and I don’t get enough money in return,” Poges said. Both the Durham Book Exchange and the campus bookstore say it is their policy to buy books back at 50 percent of the original price if the book is adopted into the next semester. However, if they are not being used for the following semester, the price depends on supply and demand from other stores outside of campus. Despite the popularity of online shopping, the campus bookstore has not seen any loss in sales. Sarah Hutz, the manager of the UNH Bookstore, said giving the students the options to rent and buy e-books has been a significant help for sales and in keeping prices low. The Durham Book Exchange does not offer e-books. “I see digital books becoming even more popular as time goes on,” Hutz said. “We have many ways to keep prices as low as possible.” The Durham Book Exchange on the other hand has been expe-


Despite the convenience of the university’s on-campus bookstore, online websites have become a cheaper option for students purchasing textbooks. riencing a lack of customers in the past years due to the cheap costs of online shopping. To fight the ongoing trend, the store set up online sales with the ability to preorder textbooks. “We have seen a big increase in the loss of sales because of online shopping, but that was expected,” Lorraine Mechem, manager of the Durham Book Exchange, said. “We have our own online sales with preorders, and that works really

well. People like ordering from home much better then coming downtown. It’s much easier.” While sales are not where the Durham Book Exchange wants them to be, Hutz remains hopeful that the UNH Bookstore will live on through the fierce competition with online shopping. “We’ve been independently owned for 30 years,” Hutz said. “We still stock the books, and we still hope to sell them.”

Make My Day Better law for business gets hearing in Colo By IVAN MORENO ASSOCIATED PRESS

DENVER - Colorado takes pride in its Western entrepreneurial spirit - and that extends to the belief of some lawmakers that business owners should be able to use deadly force against anyone who tries to take what’s theirs. It’s an idea that conjures Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry, and its supporters are dubbing their proposal with a version of the hardboiled character’s famous line: “Make My Day Better.” “This isn’t a blanket coverage to do bad things,” Republican state Rep. Chris Holbert said. Holbert said the bill’s opponents raised similar concerns when the state passed a “Make My Day” law back in the ‘80s that allows homeowners to gun down invaders. “The opponents to that law were quite sure that we would have an increase in people just being shot on doorsteps, and that hasn’t been the case,” he said. Opponents, including some in law enforcement, consider the plan an overreach. “This bill gives business owners a license to kill when nothing is threatened other than property,” said Democratic state Rep. Claire Levy. Most states have some variation of a self-defense law. In legislatures from Alaska to Oklahoma, lawmakers are considering adopting or extending such protections. Colorado House Republicans are moving to extend “Make My Day” home protections to businesses. Republicans found motivation

for the proposal about five years ago after a Denver nightclub owner shot an intruder and was charged with attempted murder, and have unsuccessfully introduced a version of the measure in several sessions. Holbert presented the bill to a committee on Thursday. Oklahoma already has self-defense protections for business owners, but this year lawmakers are considering strengthening the law after some high-profile shootings. On New Year’s Eve, a young widow armed with a shotgun and a pistol gunned down a knife-wielding intruder at her rural mobile home. Prosecutors said she was justified under the law. In another shooting, a homeowner in an Oklahoma City suburb shot and killed an armed invader who was breaking into his duplex. Oklahoma’s law allows deadly force when someone unlawfully and forcibly enters a business. Lawmakers want to clarify language so it applies to people who enter dwellings legally - but with bad intentions. Other states are having similar discussions. Alaska lawmakers are considering a bill similar to Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which provides some of the nation’s widest-ranging protections. It allows anyone legally able to carry a gun to use deadly force in self-defense anywhere. Wisconsin and North Carolina passed laws last year giving business owners the power to use deadly force. And Utah is considering legislation that would protect people from being sued if they use a weapon to protect their property.


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Education committee approves HB 1692 Groundhog wars: Rodents By ADAM J. BABINAT STAFF WRITER

The state of New Hampshire is currently looking to restructure the University System of New Hampshire with a new bill known as HB 1692. The bill, which was cleared by the New Hampshire Education Committee at a hearing on Tuesday in Concord, would remove the Chancellor position in the USNH as well as trimming down the total number of trustees from USNH Board of Trustees from 27 to 21. The cuts to the trustees would include eliminating one of the two student trustees, meaning that UNH would only have representation once every four years. This is a crucial bill for the university system, as the changes made in HB 1692 would affect all four of the member institutions in a variety of ways. According to UNH’s student trustee, Kurt Eddins, these are changes that could potentially lead to a negative impact on not just the University of New Hampshire, but also the USNH as a whole. With the current state of higher education, changes will need to be made at all levels of the university system. However, one of the problems that the USNH Board of Trustees has with this current piece of legislation is the lack of cooperation lawmakers have had with them. “When the bill came out it sort of jolted us a little bit, because

we were already in the mindset of what do we need to change and then the bill comes out. Now we are sort of in a place where we are talking about making change, but also surviving,” Eddins said. “We are a product of the legislature, they can take us away at any time they want to.” This looming possibility has made this issue more complicated, especially as the USNH Board of Trustees knew early on during the fall semester that things would need to change due to the current state of higher education. Back in October 2011, the USNH board met and passed a motion that has allowed the chancellor and the administrative board to review the current state of the university system. It was the hope of the USNH Board of Trustees that the state would allow for them to make these structural changes internally. “We felt that when the bill came out, trying to make these changes for us, that wasn’t the best way to do it because we have sort of developed this process of internally being able to find out which things are working and which aren’t,” Eddins said. Unfortunately this bill would force that process to be accelerated, which could lead to one of the biggest issues with HB 1692, the removal of one of the two student trustees. This would only allow the schools one student representative once every four years. According to Eddins, this is a problem for a

number of different reasons. “The biggest thing about all the trustees now coming from different places are they add perspective to the meetings,” Eddins said. “People ask me questions in meetings to get a student perspective on how things are going that they don’t know are going on, and I have to ask them questions about things like benefits, things I don’t know a whole lot about, so that the whole board’s educated when they make votes. So by not having student representation on the board you are taking away that perspective, which I think is the biggest thing.” Eddins also went on to mention how big of an impact a bill such as HB 1692 would have on the University of New Hampshire. UNH, being the largest member of the university system, has needs that other members of the university system do not have; therefore, limiting the amount of representation for UNH could have a negative impact on the university. “Including UNH people on the board and in that decision making process is crucial to maintaining what’s in the best interests for UNH because they’re the most in tune with how UNH works as opposed to governor appointees who didn’t go to UNH,” Eddins said. “Obviously people that sort of live and breath UNH have a different way of thinking about what is best for UNH and how that fits into the bigger picture of USNH.”


UNH Assistant Director of Housing Michael Saputo threatened students with arrest and suspension from school for congregating downtown after Sunday’s Super Bowl game.

“I wasn’t planning

on going downtown, but I might now, just to see what happens.”

Lindsey Nelson Junior

In an email addressed to residents of Babcock Hall, Adams Tower, and the Gables and Woodside apartments, Saputo stated that

there will be an increased police presence in town on Sunday night, at these residential areas in particular. Saputo requested that students “stay at their respective residences and away from the Main Street area. Students will not be permitted to gather downtown,” he added. Due to past events when student misbehavior and damage has followed sporting events such as the World Series, Saputo wrote “anyone creating a disturbance will be arrested and/or suspended from UNH.” However, some students think this move will cause even more problems. “[Saputo] should have sent an advisory, not a threat,” said sophomore Jaclyn Deasy. “I wasn’t planning on going downtown,” said junior Lindsey Nelson, “but I might now, just to see what happens.”

“We were allowed to celebrate after Obama became president,” said senior Carla Joseph. “I don’t think it’s going to be dangerous. It’s just football.” “You never know,” said senior Ju Lin. “If our team loses, it could be really crazy.”

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PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil told people to prepare for six more weeks of winter on Thursday, making him the minority opinion among his groundhog brethren who seem to think that spring is coming early. But with such a mild and relatively snowless winter so far, who can tell the difference? Phil’s “prediction” came as he emerged from his lair to “see” his shadow on Gobbler’s Knob, a tiny hill in the town for which he’s named about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Yet groundhogs in at least

five other states - West Virginia’s French Creek Freddie, Georgia’s Gen. Beauregard Lee, Michigan’s Woody the Woodchuck, Ohio’s Buckeye Chuck and New York’s Staten Island Chuck (full name: Charles G. Hogg) - did not see their shadows. Nor did Ontario’s Wiarton Willie or Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam. The Groundhog Day celebration is rooted in a German superstition that says if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on Feb. 2, the Christian holiday of Candlemas, winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow is seen, legend says, spring will come early.

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New parking meters accept cash, coins, and cards By AMANDA BRABEC CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The town of Durham has recently debuted its pay-and-display parking meters on Pettee Brook Lane. There are three new parking meters, which service 21 parking spaces on the road. These automated parking kiosks take hard currency, debit cards, and credit cards. This is only the first stage in a long term, progressive parking system, according to Durham’s Town Administrator, Todd Selig. “What we’re trying to do is to better distribute parking downtown,” Selig said. Once they have fine-tuned the system, they will expand the payand-display parking meters downtown, including areas like the metered lot and replacing the existing meters in front of Huddleston Hall and Tedeschi. Currently, the free parking spaces on Main Street are the most desirable. People will often drive around the loop two or three times looking for a free space, while driving by many open metered spots. “This is the pilot stage to work the funds out of these meters to understand how they work and how people use them,” Selig said. Selig anticipates expanding the system by the summer or fall of 2012, depending on its success. While it may generate more revenue for the town of Durham, some worry that it will take a toll

on the local businesses. “Most people come into the store for less than eight minutes. Customers are not going to drop 75 cents to come up to buy a pack of buds,” said John Rossi, an employee at Tedeschi. “Anytime you put an additional financial burden on customers, it will hurt businesses.”

“What we’re trying to do is to better distribute parking downtown.”

Todd Selig

Town Administrator On Main Street, at new restaurant Mama Mac’s, an employee also voiced concerns. “Even if you want to stop and get some quick food, you have to pay for the parking,” Maree Magliocchetti said. “People aren’t going to want to make two separate transactions.” Mama Mac’s gets customers from town that drive with their families. By metering the free parking, she worries the restaurant will limit its customers to those walking from campus. “It is crucial that businesses connect to town especially when students aren’t there, like in the summer and winter,” Magliocchetti


Down the road at Breaking New Grounds, an anonymous employee was also angered by the idea. “This isn’t the city. This isn’t Boston,” she said. Overhearing the plan for the meters, a customer chimed in, “Yes, you will definitely lose customers.” Many of the employees park either in the parking along Main Street or in the Tedeschi parking lot, so the meters will also be an additional cost for them. For the town of Durham, however, the parking meters will generate more revenue. The cost is approximately $1,000 per parking kiosk for the initial purchase and installation. However, they are solar powered, so they are more sustainable. In the long term, they will be significantly more cost-effective for the town of Durham. “The credit card function makes it much more user friendly,” Selig said. With the old parking meters, if you don’t use up all the time you paid for, you have to leave it for the next person who parks there. But the new kiosks print out a ticket to put on your dashboard, so you can’t leave money behind, which is beneficial to the town. The town has not heard much feedback, but they have gotten positive feedback about the sustainability of the meters.


New parking meter kiosk accept cash, coins, and credit cards are taking place of old coin meters.

NH House approves higher tuition for illegal immigrants By GARRETT BRNGER ASSOCIATED PRESS

CONCORD, N.H. - Students at New Hampshire’s public colleges who are illegal immigrants would have to pay higher out-of-state tuition rates under a bill passed by the House on Wednesday. The House voted 250-88 in favor of legislation to require in-state students to prove they are also legal residents of the United States. The state would also have to establish a system to prove students are in the country legally to receive in-state tuition. The bill now goes to the Senate. In a legislative analysis written for the Republican majority on the House Education Committee, supporters of the bill said the burden would be upon the applicant to prove his or her citizenship. The rules would require the same signed affidavit and documentation process applicants use to prove state residency. Opponents, led by Democratic Rep. Mary Stuart Gile of Concord, said no one had testified during the committee’s hearing on the bill to indicate this was a problem in the University System of New Hampshire. Republican Rep. Ralph Bohem, of Litchfield, disputed their logic as “faulty.” “If no one checks, how would they know if there’s a problem?” Bohem asked. Bohem said illegal immgrants

cannot be considered New Hampshire residents and should not receive in-state tuition. Opponents argued any child who grew up in New Hampshire and graduated from its schools should be afforded in-state tuition. It was not the state’s responsibility to enforce immigration laws, they said, which are the federal government’s responsibility. In the case a student was found to be an illegal immigrant, Gile, a native of Canada and a naturalized American, said she hopes the university would work with the student in the naturalization process and continue providing them in-state tuition rates. “The ultimate goal should be to recognize these students were working to create a better life for themselves,” said Gile. The university system comprises four schools: the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, Keene State College and Granite State College. The system enrolls more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students, but it is unclear how many would be affected if the tuition legislation becomes law. In-state tuition rates at the system’s four schools range from $275 per credit hour at Granite State College to $12,060 a year at the University of New Hampshire, while out-of-state rates range from $285 per credit hour at Granite State to $25,380 annually at UNH.



Ever wonder where HoCo’s music comes from? TNH has the scoop. Page 11

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New UNH art exhibit depicts sustainability in a wild light SAMANTHA PEARSON / STAFF

Despite regularly large crowds at SCOPE shows each year, the student org has gotten used to receiving intense backlash and harsh comments from students whenever it announces new shows.


“Skull with Cigarettes,” 2007, a play on Van Gogh’s work of the same title. Constructed by 200,000 tiny packs of cigarettes, the number of deaths in America related to cigarettes that occur every six months. by HANNAH LIUZZO CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Last week, I asked a friend if she had plans to attend the art museum opening in the PCAC. Her response: “We have an art museum?” To the unaware, as well as the enthused, yes, we have a museum, and this semester’s featured exhibit is especially worth the dreary car drive through feet of snow, admission tickets that cost a small fortune, and the impossible task of locating it on Google maps. OH WAIT. Jokes! The UNH art museum is only 82 steps from the Upper Quad, conveniently located in the heart of the Paul Creative Arts Center, and costs a grand total of ZERO dollars for admission. So pause your NetFlix show, zip up your NorthFace and get ready to inhale some awesome. Friday, an overwhelming exhibit on sustainability, Running the Numbers, by internationally renowned artist Chris Jordan was released to eager eyes. The response: a shared consensus of astonishment, disbelief, and bewilderment. “Mind blowing!” sophomore Breanne Peloquin said. “The pictures are intriguing, and the messages, haunting,” senior George Adams agreed. “Wildly thought provoking,” senior John Bender added. Why such strong reactions? Because this unique display of enormous digital photographs projected in ultrachrome inkjet have

been carefully chosen and arranged to depict sustainability numbers that are otherwise impossible to fathom. Each image assumes a subject of everyday objects, such as plastic cups, and is coupled with a time span (hours, days, minutes, etc.) to convey consumption rates in the United States. Can you imagine what 6 million plastic cups looks like? 106,000 soda cans? Probably not. Luckily, Jordan puts these overwhelming numbers into perspective through cleverly constructed images and illusions. Cara Cabral, exhibitions and collections coordinator and recent graduate of the UNH Art Department, is the all-knowing goddess of museum-related topics. Cabral said she was in charge of coordinating the shipping of these massive images and was reluctant to report that due to inadequate facilities, they were unable to display the entire exhibition. But don’t let that steer you away! “We are really lucky to have this exhibit,” she said. “The only reason we got a hold of it is because there was a cancellation at another venue.” Before the exhibit was delivered, Cabral had only seen photos of the collection and said she had mixed feelings about its potency. “There’s a saying in art, ‘if you can’t make it good, make it big,’ but after seeing these massive images in person, I can really appreciate their meaning,” Cabral said. “I think the content is powerful and accessible

to all backgrounds.” Did you hear that? You don’t need to be an art nerd to appreciate this exhibit! Along with the Jordan exhibit, the second floor of the museum is home to the most recent additions to the university’s permanent collection. The university owns nearly 1,600 works, but unfortunately lacks adequate facilities to display them, so get a peek at these new masterpieces before they sit in storage and collect dust. They need your gaze to stay alive! Co-sponsored by the UNH Art Museum and the UNH Sustainability Academy, the Jordan exhibit has inspired a filmmaking contest open to all students called UNH Student Image and Video Contest: What Sustainability Means to Me. There is a cash reward of $500 offered for first prize. For more information on the contest, visit the museum website at The museum is open Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Jordan exhibit will be on display until Wednesday, April 4. Did I mention it’s free? It’s the perfect place to bring that girl you like on a super awesome date, get away from your roommate, read a book, do your homework (the museum has WiFi!), or just absorb some culture. Get there before this exhibit travels on to another lucky museum that’s not outside your door!

A look inside the tough job of UNH’s most controversial student organization by MAIREAD DUNPHY CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Student Committee On Popular Entertainment (SCOPE) is a student organization that strives to bring some of the best musical acts to campus each semester. Despite SCOPE’s efforts, it seems that no matter how much work they put into putting on shows, the student body is never very pleased with the concert selection. SCOPE consists of 24 students relegated to tasks varying from publicity to hospitality. They meet several times throughout the semester to discuss what genres to bring to campus and what acts they think the student body would want to see. Once Executive Director Derek Long sends a compiled list of potential artists to a booking agent in Boston, the waiting game begins. This agent has to see which bands can fit the availability provided by the Whittemore Center Arena and the Fieldhouse. Then, he returns an edited list to SCOPE. “The list of artists that comes back is normally half of what we had originally sent them,” Long said. SCOPE members peruse the list and vote on their top three acts. After they determine the top choice, and obtain the approval of the Student Activity Fee Committee (SAFC), SCOPE looks at that artist’s availability. According to Long, time constraints are the most

difficult factor, especially since campus is in a rural area. “That’s why Two Door Cinema Club was on a Tuesday,” Long said. “We asked for a weekend day and they told us the only day they could do it would be that Tuesday, so we agreed.” Two Door Cinema Club, the Irish indie trio who performed in the Fieldhouse last November, did not sell nearly as many tickets as SCOPE had hoped. Upon inspecting the organization’s Facebook page preceding the event, some of the comments reveal why. “We have the biggest/best venue and we get Two Door Cinema Club? Bring in a big name, sell out, make money/make people happy. They don’t even have a web site. Just a MySpace page and the concert is on a Tuesday? Is this some kind of trick?” read one comment. Another Facebook user stated, “Bring a good band and I’ll go.” Jason Marcil, SCOPE’s publicity director, said SCOPE is accustomed to receiving negative feedback for shows. He said in a recent interview that no matter how many genres SCOPE brings, not everyone is going to be happy with every show. “People are more vocal when they disapprove,” Marcil said. “We don’t take offense to that, but they don’t realize the difficulties in the process.”

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Editor’s Note: EJ Lee is a well known columnist for, publishing weekly movie reviews since July 2009. Before watching The Descendants, you should keep in mind that it’s been nominated for several Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Director. The movie takes place in Hawaii, and we are introduced to Matt King (George Clooney), who is a very rich land-owner and lawyer. He’s a few weeks away from closing a deal worth billions of dollars. The story begins right as his wife Elizabeth is severely injured in a boating accident, resulting in a coma. The Kings have an 11-year-old daughter named Scottie (Amara Miller), and Matt admits in a voice over that he has no idea what to do with her. He hasn’t had to take care of her by himself since she was three. Once it becomes clear that Elizabeth’s health is failing, we also meet Alex (Shailene Woodley), Matt’s 17 yearold daughter, who is a bit of a rebel. The movie then takes an interesting

turn: Alex reveals that her mother has been cheating on Matt. What was a good but unremarkable story about a family trying to deal with the probable loss of a parent and wife suddenly becomes complicated. The characters are forced to ask themselves how this knowledge about Elizabeth affects their memory of her, and their relationships with each other. Alex and Matt begin to work together to find the man Elizabeth was seeing, while still trying to keep the whole thing a secret from Scottie. The dynamic between Matt and his oldest daughter is unusually realistic for a movie. Woodley’s extraordinary acting helps this dynamic. George Clooney finally gets a chance to really act as well, and his efforts have earned him an Oscar nod for Best Actor. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Clooney in such an emotionally charged role and he pulls it off well, without over-acting. Overall, The Descendants is a well-written film that makes great use of its beautiful setting. Still, it doesn’t seem like anything extraordinary. Yes, it has a good story, good characters, and it is well directed, but I felt no connection to it when watching. In fact, I would say that I was very conscious of the fact that I was watching a movie; instead of drawing me into the story, it kept me at a distance.

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Barcelona’s debut album still resonates by KELSEY O’REGAN CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Chances are you’ve probably never heard of Barcelona, an indie rock band from Seattle, Wash., but if you listen to their 2007 debut album Absolutes, lead singer Brian Fennell’s impressive vocals and the group’s complex mix of catchiness and heart are something you won’t soon forget. “Come Back When You Can” is the most well-known track on the album and slows the pace with subdued chords and a simple beat. The subtle orchestra in the background adds to the already gorgeous arrangement and it’s hard to resist singing along to the Coldplay-esque “whoa”s during the chorus. Hauntingly beautiful ballads like “Get Up” and “Please Don’t Go” will take your breath away; the former is a delicate combination of vocals, piano, and strings while the latter has Fennell using the softer side of his voice. The chorus is simple (“Oh, please don’t go / I want you so / I can’t let go / For I lose control”) but it’s the calm yet desperate way he sings it that completes the eerily broken vibe of the song. However, it’s the closer, “Time to Mend” — a bonus track on iTunes — that is perhaps the band’s most impressive offering. A gentle acoustic is Fennell’s only accompaniment and the stripped sound allows listeners to focus on the powerful lyrics: “Listen, hear me / I won’t be too far / Honest, trust me / I’ve been you before.” The second chorus packs the biggest punch. Fennell sings with a newfound ferocity while guitarist Chris Bristol provides an astoundingly high harmony, and the combination is downright chill-inducing. Absolutes disregards most conventions of today’s music industry. The band doesn’t stick with any specific song structure or rhyming system and stays far away from anything generic. The album is filled with unexpectedly powerful moments, from stunning instrumentals to extraordinary vocals reminiscent of OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder. The band’s raw emotion and honesty are a breath of fresh air in a musical world otherwise polluted with synthesizers, empty lyrics, and autotune.

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continued from page 9 Last week, SCOPE announced that rapper and producer J. Cole will headline the annual Spring Climax this May. Following the announcement, negativity on SCOPE’s Facebook page has all but vanished. This positivity raises the organization’s hopes for higher ticket sales. “We advertise by making the posters, talking to radio stations, and really pushing to sell out tickets for the shows,” Marcil said. The process of putting on a SCOPE show goes well beyond just deciding on and booking the artist. According to SCOPE, further steps include marketing the concert, setting up, meeting safety codes, meeting hospitality requests of the artist, and breaking down once everyone has gone home. This year, the Whitt has started working with outside promoters

to bring in more live shows. Although SCOPE is not directly affiliated with these promoters, the organization still offers its services for advertising and helping with the concerts. The organization collaborated with the Whitt and outside promoter NV Concepts to bring DJ Avicii last November. NV Concepts is also sponsoring next week’s David Guetta concert. “I think SCOPE is great,” sophomore Nick Grafton said. “NV concepts stole some of their thunder but getting J. Cole brought [SCOPE] back into the game. It’s expensive to get performers so it’s understandable that it’s hard to land a big name sometimes. I didn’t have a doubt in my mind that they would get someone good because they have had some pretty good shows in the past.” Every year SCOPE aims to bring four shows to UNH, with a focus on representing as many genres as possible. Marcil said the

organization tries to incorporate as much student opinion as possible in its selection process. SCOPE puts out surveys a few times a year and also listens to the feedback students give. Marcil also stated that since SCOPE has a limited budget which only allows four concerts per year, the Whitt’s decision to bring in outside promoters offers students more opportunities for live music without having to rely solely on SCOPE. Tickets for SCOPE’s Spring Climax featuring J. Cole go on sale Friday, Feb. 17 at 8 a.m. at the Whittemore Center box office. Tickets for university undergrads are $15 for arena seats and $18 for the floor, while tickets for the general public are $35 for arena seats and $38 for the floor. Long said that the organization hopes to put on at least one more show this semester, hopefully two. Keep an eye on SCOPE’s Facebook page for announcements.

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The music selection at HoCo is as random as most students’ iPod playlists. Apparently, UNH Dining happens to like those settings.

Solving the HoCo music mystery by KERRY FELTNER Staff Writer

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Have you ever wondered about who chooses the music in HoCo? Have you asked yourself why Backstreet Boys come on one minute and Journey the next? All of the songs that stream through HoCo are synced through Musika, a satellite service that provides different stations based on musical preferences. Currently, HoCo is set on a mix that extends from the 1970s to current hits. “We try to select a broad spectrum of music for the dining hall,” David Hill, area manager of HoCo, said. “We have a lot of flexibility with this system.” For particular events such as Mardi Gras or the fall Harvest Feast, UNH Dining is able to select a specific station such as jazz, to better set the mood. “I like the music in HoCo,” freshman Lexy Angino said. “I like it because it is recognizable and it definitely adds to the whole experience.” Napkin notes have stated song requests, but the staff at HoCo do not see the need to change the station they currently play. HoCo began using this system back in 2003 with the opening of the dining hall. So far, the system has been reliable. One hope in the future is to connect with UNH’s own radio station, WUNH. The problem is that WUNH is streamed on a different system than the dining halls. Musika is also used for UNH Catering, offering the ability for the university’s catering program to add music to their events on different stations to that of the stations used in HoCo. “I don’t always notice the music but I do notice when I hear songs I’m familiar with,” freshman Alexa Moran said. “I definitely think that the music adds to the dining experience,” Hill said. “People are aware of it and we try to think of the dining hall as providing the quality service as a restaurant does, so the music adds to the ambiance for the whole experience.”



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Despite arguments to the contrary, our bodies really do need fat! Good fat, that is. Get your fill of delicious Omega 3 fatty acids with some roasted salmon or pesto this weekend.

The Kitchenette: Omega 3? Is that a new sorority? By ERICA SIVER TNH STAFF

If you read any health publications or watch the news, chances are you’ve heard of Omega 3 fatty acids. They’re one of the newest health crazes. So what are they and what’s the hype? Omega 3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids, meaning that the body can’t make them on its own and needs us to get them from our diet. But fats are bad, right? Absolutely not. The low-fat diet craze is over. There are good fats and bad fats and we all need fat in our diet, especially Omega 3s. Yep, I’m telling you to eat fat! One known benefit of Omega 3 fatty acids is their anti-inflammatory properties. It is believed that chronic inflammation puts stress on your body that can lead to diseases like cancer and cardiovascular dis-

ease. Eating foods high in Omega 3s with anti-inflammatory benefits can help counteract chronic inflammation. Omega 3 fatty acids also increase good cholesterol (HDL). Most often you hear about cholesterol being bad and needing to be lowered, but there is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. Omega 3 fatty acids raise good cholesterol, which provides health benefits to prevent heart disease. Omega 3s are also thought to strengthen hair and nails and to promote healthy, clear skin. I’m telling you that eating some good fat will help prevent chronic diseases and make you look better. There are specific foods that are high in Omega 3s, and they are not low in calories so you shouldn’t eat them in excess. Salmon, black cod, sardines, walnuts, flaxseed, and avocados are all high in Omega

3 fatty acids. Two servings a week of fish is recommended to get the health benefits from Omega 3s. If you don’t like fish, walnuts are a great option. I like to make my own trail mix with dark chocolate, Craisins, and walnuts. Since I make it myself, it’s low in sodium and I can load it up with lots of healthy ingredients. I also love to put avocado on sandwiches and salads. Flaxseed is a great thing to buy and add into cereal, homemade cookies, or smoothies. You’ll never know it’s there, but your body will. Try one of the following recipes this weekend, and make an effort to get more Omega 3s in your diet! Lemon Cream Roast Salmon (


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Editor’s note: Every other week this semester, Erin Frick will contribute a column based on her passion for traveling. Follow her pieces for anecdotes and tips based on her experiences. Just two weeks into spring semester, my email inbox is backed up beyond belief, I have readings and homework assignments that will take at least 3-4 solid library days to finish, and 2 exams slotted next week … Has anyone else started counting down the days until spring break? Some of us are planning to get away to the sunshine and beaches of Florida, Mexico, the Caribbean: basically, someplace warm where we can relax with ice cold beers in our hands. Even those of us who aren’t traveling for the break still hope to go home or to a friend’s for a few fleeting moments of relaxation before we head back to the crazy life of a college student. But who’s to say that the “get-away” feeling can’t be present now, before we get carried away with everything going on in our lives? I’ve been lucky to have had the opportunity to travel and live in various random places in my life: throughout the US, Europe, and some parts of Africa. If I could choose one place to re-visit right now, I’d travel back to Venice, Italy. No, it’s not an Atlantis beach paradise, but it’s a place

that gives you perspective while you wander through. The only way to get to the city gates is by one road that stretches out for a few miles over the water, alongside a train that travels the same route. Once you arrive at Piazzale Roma, you enter a side street through iron-wrought gates and now you are in a different time. Roads don’t exist, cars are not present. The only modes of transportation are foot, bicycle, and boat. Miles and miles of canal waterways snake their way through Venice, and the foot roads are built the same way. Within five minutes of my being there, I was hopelessly lost in a maze of pathways. With some luck, I stumbled upon the Grand Canal, the largest Canal in the city. There I met Giuseppe, a 70year-old gondola driver who took a friend and me on a narrated tour through the canals. He didn’t just talk about the sights, but the soul of the city: the people. He told me how you can’t travel anywhere in Venice with an itinerary. You have to just be: notice the subtle, talk to the people, and lose yourself in the moment and in the culture. His words stuck, and my memories of that trip help me keep perspective when I get caught up in my own hectic life. My advice for coping with the hectic nature of college life is to take advantage of any get-away you possibly can. Whether it’s just in your head or a trip to a place nearby, lose yourself in the moment and take a break from life.


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U.S. man shot in Haiti dies at Florida hospital By JENNIFER KAY ASSOCIATED PRESS

MIAMI - A U.S. man died Thursday from gunshot wounds he suffered a week ago during a robbery in Haiti where he was working on an orphanage he and his wife were building through their charity, officials said. David Bompart, 50, of Columbus, Ohio, died at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he had been airlifted last week. He was shot Jan. 24 outside a bank in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. He was able to walk to the nearby Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare, where he underwent two surgeries before being flown to Florida, his wife had said. Bompart had helped build the Project Medishare trauma center, managing the warehouse and logistics, after the devastating January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. “David is a symbol of the thousands of American volunteers who dropped everything with their lives and their families to grab a small bag and get on a plane to Haiti, not knowing what to expect,” said Dr. Barth Green, Project Medishare’s co-founder. Bompart, known as “Big Dave,” simply showed up at Project Medishare’s field hospital at the Port-au-Prince airport 10 days after the earthquake, Green said. “He was as big as one of our tents and he said, ‘Can I help?’” Green said. “He had extraordinary organizational and leadership skills, and within a short amount of time he was working for us.” Bompart worked for Project Medishare through October, when he began an orphanage building project through Eyes Wide Open International, a charity the Bomparts started to help widows and orphans.

Robbers sprayed bullets at Bompart at close range as he was picking up money for an orphanage building project, his wife, Nicolle Bompart, 45, said last week. They stole his camera and passport, but the money for the orphanage remained safe in Bompart’s pants pocket, his wife said. The suspects have not been arrested. The Bomparts spent much of the last two years flying between Haiti, Florida and Ohio for their charity work and for medical care for their 14-year-old son, a Haitian boy they adopted after the earthquake. The couple also has a 26-year-old daughter. Nicolle Bompart said last week that she felt the robbery was the act of people desperate to feed their families. Her husband, who had served in the military in his native Trinidad and Tobago, felt he could handle the risks of working in a city prone to instability and violence, she said. Each had lost a first spouse to premature death, and her husband was devoted to helping people who suffered similar tragedies, Nicolle Bompart said. The couple’s charity would continue to work in Haiti and finish the orphanage, Bompart’s family said in a statement. “It’s what Big Dave would have wanted,” they said. Meanwhile, hospital security and police were investigating the theft of Nicolle Bompart’s laptop computer at the hospital. “Jackson has a zero tolerance for any criminal activity and always seeks to provide a safe and supportive place for patients and their loved ones. We sincerely regret this happened during such a trying time,” hospital officials said in a statement.

NH Brief Former NH bus driver found competent to face trial DOVER, N.H. - A former New Hampshire school bus driver facing charges that he sexually abused and exploited children has been found competent to stand trial. 42 year-old John Allen Wright of Milton was arrested last fall after a state investigation. He’s facing a combination of federal and state assault and pornography charges. The charges include accusations that he filmed child pornography

on the bus using hidden cameras. Foster’s Daily Democrat reports an evaluation of Wright has determined that he is competent to stand trial. A competency hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, but a judge granted his lawyer’s motion to waive it. Judge Landya McCafferty wrote that both the prosecution and defense agree with the evaluation. Jury selection for a federal trial is expected to start on March 20.

NH personal care attendant accused of theft CONCORD, N.H. - A 26-yearold personal care attendant in New Hampshire has been accused of billing for services when no such care was provided. Penelope Dwyer of Merrimack was arrested Monday on a warrant for theft by deception. Prosecutors say she is accused of submitting false weekly time sheets for about a month to Granite State Independent Living, a state-

wide non-profit group and provider of personal care to disabled adults. The attorney general’s office says Granite State paid Dwyer more than $1,300 in wages and then billed the New Hampshire Medicaid program over $2,000 to cover these wages and administrative fees. Dwyer is out on personal recognizance bail. It wasn’t immediately known if she had a lawyer.

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Court won’t release CA gay marriage trial videos By LISA LEFF ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court refused Thursday to unseal video recordings of a landmark trial on the constitutionality of California’s same-sex marriage ban but said it needed more time to decide if a lower court judge properly struck down the voterapproved ban. Siding with the ban’s supporters, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled the public doesn’t have the right to see the footage that former Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker had produced with the caveat it would be used only by him to help him reach a verdict. Chief Judge Walker “promised the litigants that the conditions under which the recording was maintained would not change - that there was no possibility that the recording would be broadcast to the public in the future,” a three-judge 9th Circuit panel said in a unanimous opinion. The 2010 trial over which Walker presided lasted 13 days and was the first in a federal court to examine if prohibiting gay couples from marrying violates their constitutional rights. It was open to the public and received widespread media cover-

age, so the recordings would not have revealed any new evidence or testimony. Walker, who has since retired and revealed he is in a long-term relationship with another man, originally wanted to broadcast the trial in other federal courthouses and on YouTube. The U.S. Supreme Court forbade him from moving forward with that plan after the ban’s sponsors argued that distributing trial footage could subject their witnesses to harassment. “The 9th Circuit correctly ruled that when a trial judge makes a solemn promise, as Judge Walker did by assuring the parties that the trial video would not be publicly released, the judiciary must not be allowed to renege on its pledge,” said Austin Nimocks, a lawyer for the coalition of religious conservative groups that sponsored Proposition 8. The 9th Circuit still must resolve the more substantive issue of whether Walker correctly struck down Proposition 8 on federal constitutional grounds. The appeals court panel heard arguments on that issue a year ago but does not face a deadline for making a decision. A coalition of media organizations, including The Associated Press, and lawyers for the two

couples who successfully sued to overturn Proposition 8 in Walker’s court had petitioned to have the Proposition 8 trial recordings made public on First Amendment grounds. Jack Stokes, a spokesman for the AP, said the news organization had no comment on the ruling. Walker’s successor as the chief U.S. district judge in Northern California, James Ware, agreed in September and planned to unseal the videos. In its Thursday ruling, the three-judge 9th Circuit panel said Ware had erred and ordered the recordings kept under seal. The panel also refused to return to Walker a copy of the recordings that Ware gave his colleague upon his retirement last year. Walker had used snippets of footage in public talks about the value of broadcasting court proceedings. Gay rights advocates said they wanted to use the recordings to try to puncture political arguments used by opponents of same-sex marriage. Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who serves on the board of the group funding the effort to overturn Proposition 8 in court, has written a play called “8’’ based on the trial transcript and interviews from the 2010 court fight that will have its Los Angeles premiere next month.



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CONCORD, N.H. - A New Hampshire judge has ruled that recent pension reforms illegally raised contribution rates for workers vested in the state retirement system. Superior Court Judge Richard McNamara’s ruling gives a coalition of unions who sued on behalf of the workers and the state 30 days to appeal. The ruling signed Jan. 6 was released Wednesday in a lawsuit over pension changes lawmakers enacted in July that - among other things - raised workers’ contribution rates. McNamara said the law change was substantial “because it requires employees, who have already met the requisite service and age requirements, to pay additional amounts - which may be an amount reserved for other expenses, like mortgage, housing, and food - without receiving additional benefits.” McNamara dismissed the unions’ arguments on other provisions in the pension reforms, including that the hike constituted a tax. McNamara said it was a fee. McNamara disagreed with the unions that workers’ pension pro-

tections start when they become permanent employees. He said those protections start when the workers are vested at 10 years. Senate Republican Leader Jeb Bradley of Wolfeboro said both sides are still digesting the ruling. “We won on the important parts,” he said. He said McNamara’s ruling upheld the law changes that affect workers who aren’t vested, including changes in work rules, years of service to full retirement and other changes in calculating benefits. David Lang, president of the Professional Firefighters Association of New Hampshire, said the unions that sued - including his - are still discussing the decision weighing their options. Under the law change, teachers, state and municipal workers began paying 7 percent instead of 5 percent last July. Firefighters’ contributions rose from 9.3 percent to 11.8 percent. Police pay 11.55 percent, up from 2.3 percent. Bradley said it isn’t clear how much the change will cost if the state loses. The changes were estimated to bring in $100 million over the two-year budget, but McNamara’s ruling would only mean returning money to vested employees.

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ATLANTA - Jewish leaders are criticizing a ceremony that involved a controversial megachurch leader being wrapped in a religious scroll and exalted as a “king” to the applause of his parishioners. The video from a service last Sunday at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church shows Rabbi Ralph Messer, a Messianic preacher, instructing two men to slowly wrap Bishop Eddie Long in a large scroll that’s purported to be the Torah. “It doesn’t matter where you go, how you try to attack him. He’s sealed,” Messer proclaims, before the scroll is opened to reveal a teary-eyed Long. Moments later, Long was seated in a plush chair, covered in a prayer shawl while holding the sacred scroll and lifted by four men. “He now is raised up from a commoner to a kingship,” Messer proclaims, as the men walk Long’s seat around an adoring crowd. Messianic Jews believe that Jesus Christ, or Yeshua, is the Messiah, putting them at odds with traditional Jewish theology. Most Jews consider the faith to be a form of evangelical Christianity. The Torah is one of Judaism’s most sacred objects and Jewish groups said the notion that it was used in a ceremony at the church was offensive. “The notion that he wraps

Bishop Long in a Torah is horrifying simply because it’s completely inappropriate. It’s an awful way to use the Torah,” said Bill Nigut of the Anti-Defamation League. “And it doesn’t in any way approximate any Jewish ritual.” Long was accused of sexual misconduct in September 2010 by four male former church members who accused him of abusing his spiritual authority. He settled out of court in May for an undisclosed amount. He took a leave of absence last year to deal with his divorce and other personal issues, but returned to the pulpit in January. The video, which was recorded Sunday, shows Long sitting on a chair under a spotlight as Messer repeatedly chants, “It’s a new birth.” The camera pans to congregation members, who cheer. New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and Messer did not immediately return calls for comment. In a statement released to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Messer said lifting the preacher on the chair was a way to honor him. “My message was about restoring a man and to encourage his walk in the Lord,” Messer said in the statement. “It was not to make Bishop Eddie L. Long a king.”

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NH again considers prescription drug database By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. - The New Hampshire Board of Medicine is willing to increase physician licensing fees to help pay for a proposed database that would keep track of commonly abused prescription drugs, one of its members told lawmakers Thursday. Prescription drug monitoring programs seek to reduce the abuse of prescription drugs by allowing physicians to check whether a patient seeking a prescription has been shopping around for the same medication elsewhere. Aside from New Hampshire and Missouri, all other states have such databases or have authorized them, but New Hampshire lawmakers have repeatedly rejected the idea in the past few years. This year, supporters believe their chances are better given the severity of the problem they seek to address and the growing coalition of backers they’ve assembled. Supporters who testified at a public hearing Thursday included law enforcement officials, physicians, and the licensing boards that oversee pharmacists and doctors. Dr. Lou Rosenthall, a member of the latter group, said his board

voted unanimously this week to propose raising the current $300 licensing fee for physicians to help pay for the monitoring program if federal grants and other sources of money run out.

In New Hampshire, drug-related deaths - most involving prescriptions - have outnumbered traffic fatalities in four of the last five years. That was welcome news to state Sen. Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, the bill’s lead sponsor. Given that 15 of the state’s 24 senators are sponsoring the bill, he said he expects it to pass there, but the bill’s prospects in the House are less certain. Though no one spoke against the bill at Thursday’s hearing, past opponents have cited privacy concerns and pointed to the state’s “Live Free or Die” motto to argue against government involvement in medical transactions. Under Bradley’s bill, informa-

tion collected under the program would be deleted after six months, unless there was a suspicion of abuse. Police would need a court order to use the system. Bradley denied that the program would amount to government overreach. “This is consistent with what New Hampshire people do. We believe in personal liberties. We believe in individual responsibility, but we don’t shirk our collective responsibility to confront problems head-on. Especially when they’re looking us straight in the eye,” he said at a news conference earlier Thursday. In New Hampshire, drug-related deaths - most involving prescriptions - have outnumbered traffic fatalities in four of the last five years. Between 2008 and 2011, the number of prescription drug pills seized by police officers working for the state’s drug task force increased by nearly 500 percent, said Karin Eckel, an assistant attorney general. Her office has supported similar bills in the past, but she said this is the first time a bill is being proposed as part of a statewide “call to action.” A prescription drug monitoring program was one of the recommendations in a report released Thursday by the Governor’s Com-

mission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment, which worked with more than 200 stakeholders on how to respond to the prescription drug abuse epidemic. Tym Rourke, the commission’s chairman, noted that being surrounded by other states makes New Hampshire a target for those seeking prescription drugs to either abuse themselves or sell. “This is a type of tourism I don’t think any of us want,” he said. Dr. David Strang, an emergency physician with Central New Hampshire ER Associates, said emergency room doctors are particularly vulnerable to fraud because they have to treat all comers, and it’s not unusual for someone to show up at an emergency room far from home. “For me, this is a daily problem,” he said. He also witnessed the rise in drug-related deaths first hand. “There’s only one thing worse than pronouncing someone in their 30s or 40s dead, and that is to know that you might have unwittingly contributed to that death by prescribing them that fatal dose of oxycodone or methadone,” he said.

Claims against Wis. church not about money By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press

MILWAUKEE - Billy Kirchen says the sexual abuse began when he was about 11, when his choir director at a Milwaukee parish assaulted him in the 1970s. After five years of abuse he reported the alleged perpetrator, but says prosecutors and officials with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee did nothing. Now he’s hoping a financial claim against the archdiocese will finally lead to the emotional closure he has craved. Kirchen is one of about 550 people who filed a claim by Wednesday’s deadline. Like many of them he said he’s not looking to cash in - what he really wants is accountability. The archdiocese filed for bankruptcy protection last year, saying pending sex-abuse lawsuits could leave it with debts it couldn’t afford. As part of the filing, all sex-abuse victims were given until Wednesday to file a claim seeking monetary damages. About 550 people did, more than in any of the other seven U.S. dioceses that have filed for bankruptcy protection. Several of the filers in the Milwaukee case told The Associated Press their claims weren’t just about money. Kirchen, 45, now works as a liturgical musician at St. Vincent Pallotti in Milwaukee, a church that’s part of the Milwaukee archdiocese. He said many church officials, from his priest employer to Archbishop Jerome Listecki, know he was sexually abused by someone working for the archdiocese

but no one has ever offered support. “I work in the thick of them. And not one has ever come up and said, ‘We understand what you’re going through, we’re sorry,’” Kirchen said. “Sometimes it’s getting hit in the pocketbook that makes people act differently.” The AP generally doesn’t identify victims of sexual abuse. However, Kirchen and the other two alleged victims in this report specifically granted AP permission to use their names. The archdiocese has paid more than $30 million in settlements and other court costs related to allegations of clergy abuse and more than a dozen suits against it have been halted because of the bankruptcy proceedings. One late priest alone is accused of abusing some 200 boys at a suburban school for deaf students from 1950 to 1974. Seven other dioceses in the nation also filed for bankruptcy under similar circumstances. Payouts in those cases have ranged from about $250,000 to $1.2 million per person. However, James Stang, a bankruptcy lawyer who represents creditors in the Wisconsin case, speculated that any payouts here would be on the lower end. He said Milwaukee courts traditionally haven’t been as sympathetic to abuse victims, and any cash pool would be divided among an unusually large number of claimants. Kirchen said he hasn’t thought about how much money he might get. He said he’s more concerned with bringing awareness to a situation that the archdiocese refused to

otherwise address. Some Catholics have expressed mixed feelings about the abuse victims’ tactics, saying they sympathize with what happened years ago but they don’t want to see the church prevented from continuing its good works today.

The archdiocese has paid more than $30 million in settlements and other court costs related to allegations of clergy abuse and more than a dozen suits against it have been halted because of the bankruptcy proceedings. But some who filed claims said the question of the church’s viability is separate from the idea of justice. Mark Salmon, 58, of Wauwatosa, said none of the other dioceses that filed for bankruptcy lost the ability to fund important programs. “They’re all running efficiently, doing what they did beforehand,” he said. “And if you look at the bishops and archbishops in the hierarchy, they’re hardly living a life of poverty.”

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Salmon said he was abused in the 1960s by his Catholic gradeschool teacher. He said he won a $600,000 judgment against his abuser but never saw a cent of it. Salmon said he filed a claim in part because he wanted the Milwaukee officials responsible held accountable. But he also acknowledged that a cash settlement would be nice. “I have no qualms in saying I want as much money as I can get from these clowns,” he said. The next step in the overall case is a hearing at federal bankruptcy court in Milwaukee next Thursday. A judge will hear motions from the archdiocese to toss a number of claims. The archdiocese argues that some were past the statute of limitations or involve a perpetrator who wasn’t directly employed by the archdiocese. “As an organization, we have a responsibility to do the legal things necessary under the bankruptcy law to ensure that rightful claimants receive equitable compensation in the Chapter 11 proceeding,” archdiocese spokeswoman Julie Wolf said in an email. Nicolas Janovsky, 30, now of Tampa, Fla., wasn’t persuaded. “I think it’s just a way for them (the Milwaukee archdiocese) to limit their payments,” said Janovsky, who said he was molested by two different priests in the late 1980s when he was about 8. “But you can’t ever place a dollar amount on what it does to an individual who was abused dozens times over the course of three years. I’m still furious.”


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NH Briefs Workshop to teach making fly fishing reel CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire anglers will get to learn how to make their own fly fishing reel. A workshop is being held on Feb. 11. The workshop is $130 with $50 going to support New Hampshire’s Trout in the Classroom project. The workshop is limited to 25 participants and pre-registration is required. Applicants can register online at the Eclectic Angler’s website: The second annual Reelsmithing Workshop will be led by Michael Hackney of the Eclectic Angler. The 3-inch diameter reel will feature a click drag system, hold 90 feet of 4-weight fly line and handle 25 yards of backing. Participants will receive a “ported aluminum reel” kit and leave with a functioning reel. All the necessary tools are provided.

NH mill building bought, apartments planned DOVER, N.H. - An 1870s mill building in Dover, N.H., has been bought for $6.2 million and the new owner has plans to turn the space into apartments. The 260,000-square-foot Cocheco Millworks building in downtown is now owned by Eric Chinburg. Foster’s Daily Democrat reports that Chinburg plans to create 120 one-to-two-bedroom living spaces. The apartments would be roughly 850 square feet. He hopes to get designs for the renovations finalized within the next two months. Chinburg says he expects to inherit the leases of current businesses housed in the building.

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Capstone, let students opt out Ethically murky past changes things


n Wednesday, protesters outside Capstone Development Corp.’s Durham office demanded that the company pay tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages and overtime to workers who have been building a new luxury apartment complex aimed at UNH students. We believe that this demand should be accompanied with a similar one calling for the company to allow students who have committed to a lease in the apartment for the upcoming academic year to opt out and take their business elsewhere with no punishment. It is the appropriate market response to the latest and largest development in a string of incidents that, if true, suggests a company doesn’t have basic business ethics. The company began selling leases to its 141 Durham units in September. Those who signed leases have access to the unit that they arranged with the company from the middle of August 2012 through August 2013. The leases, though, were signed before tenants knew of the shady ethics of Cottage Builders. John Vawker, president of Cottage Builders, which is a subsidiary of Capstone Development Corp., flew up from Arizona to respond to the protest. That response was rather lacking, as he simply said the company had started investigat-


ing the allegations as of Wednesday afternoon – despite the fact that it had received a letter about the allegations a week ago.

The move would allow the appropriate market response to the development – students could choose whether or not they truly want to support the company. The slow response is not encouraging given the severity of the allegations. The workers in this case are immigrants. They may or may not be in the country illegal but their legal status is a separate matter from this one. Companies need to pay their workers. Additionally, the allegations suggest that Capstone and their subcontractors have a business model that revolves around illegal immigration. It’s a lot easier to mistreat your workers, after all, if you know they won’t be inclined to speak up. Capstone was modeled around the culture of fear that illegal immigrants live in. When workers complained

about not getting paid, the company released them from their jobs – and their housing. Capstone didn’t expect the workers to do something about it. They expected to get away with the abuse. Instead, the workers spoke up. It’s refreshing to see that there are individuals and organizations in Durham who were willing to listen, and knew how to organize a movement. It had an immediate impact. Now Capstone is under fire, but the immigrants are too. Three of them have been detained by immigration services. Vawker hopes the situation will have a resolution by Monday. Whatever it is, he should offer to release any students interested from their leases without penalty to allow them to judge the merits of his “resolution” on their own. The move would allow the appropriate market response to the development – students could choose whether or not they truly want to support the company. Practically speaking, the development comes early enough in the spring semester that students still have ample time to reconsider living options for next year. If Vawker has any faith in his resolution, he’ll let students opt out. If not, it will be another in what appears to be a string of poor decisions by Capstone Development Corp. and Cottage Builders.

Housing threat goes way too far

n email sent around 2 p.m. Thursday to residents of Adams Tower and Woodside and Gables Apartments warned students of “after game problems” that “may arise” following Sunday’s Super Bowl. Fair enough. But then it went way too far. After urging Gables, Woodsides and Adams Tower residents to stay at their respective residences during and following the game, the email read: “Students will not be permitted to gather downtown. There is going to be increased police presence at the complex and in town. By going downtown you face a serious risk of arrest and suspension from school.” While it is appropriate for administrators to let students know what kind of behavior is appropriate after a game like this (and we encour-

age them to do so, much like President Mark Huddleston’s letter to the editor in this issue). But in his email sent to residents, Michael Saputo, the assistant director of housing, went about it the wrong way. Saputo does not have the authority to prohibit students from going downtown. To imply that students that do so may be suspended goes way too far. Saputo seems to operate under the assumption that a downtown presence is the same thing as a riot. That’s not true. Legally, Saputo’s decree infringes on students’ right to assembly, guaranteed by the first amendment. Granted, students absolutely do not have the right to riot and destroy property (a situation that occurred in downtown Durham after the Red Sox won the World Series in

2004). But while the police are free to up their presence in the downtown area, an attempt to imply a ban on students in groups downtown goes too far. Here’s what Saputo was likely trying to write: “Any gathering that escalates into a riot downtown will not be tolerated. There is going to be increased police presence at the complex and in town. Any students who participate in the destructive activities associated with riots faces risk of arrest, as well as disciplinary measures by the university.” We fear the backlash to Saputo’s email will only encourage students to congregate even more, leading to a greater risk of a riot. We hope that festivities after the Super Bowl are done in a mature fashion and create little disturbance.

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Bring universities in line with second amendment T he New Hampshire’s most recent editorial was titled “Bringing guns to a knife fight: HB 334 bad news for college campuses.” The editorial argues that an incident in which two defenseless and law-abiding students were stabbed and assaulted, respectively, outside the Adams Towers, clearly demonstrates that university administrations should have the ability to infringe upon the constitutional rights of students at public universities. Tuesday’s anti-gun tirade interestingly provides me the facts necessary to back up my piece. The incidents the editorial cites to support opposition to HB 334, the attack in front of the Adams Towers early Saturday morning and the tragic shooting that took place at Virginia Tech in early December, seem to clearly demonstrate why respect for the second amendment is in the best interest of student safety. One wonders, for instance, if the events of early Saturday morning would have taken place had the victims been in possession of a gun. Even if they had not, would


the attackers have been so hasty in their actions if they were aware of the possibility that their victims might be armed. Even if one is unwilling to acquire and carry a gun oneself, statistics seem to support the proposition that when would-be criminals are aware their would-be victims might be armed, they are less likely to act in the first place. The second example cited by the editorial proves my point further. On December 8th of last year, a gunman killed two people on the campus of Virginia Tech. This tragedy invoked memories of a larger shooting that occurred on that campus in April of 2007 which ended in the deaths of 32 people. The editorial seems to infer that such tragedies prove, without question, that guns have no place on a college campus. What the editorial fails to disclose is that, like UNH, Virginia Tech also has a policy prohibiting the possession of firearms. Section 2.2 of The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Policy and Procedures Manuel clearly states that, “the university’s em-

From the Right Nick Mignanelli ployees, students, and volunteers, or any visitor or other third party attending a sporting, entertainment, or educational event, or visiting an academic or administrative office building, dining facility, or residence hall, are further prohibited from carrying, maintaining, or storing a firearm or weapon on any university facility, even if the owner has a valid permit…” How peculiar! An institution with a strongly-worded policy prohibiting the possession of firearms was the location of the deadliest campus shooting in United States history. Could it be that those determined to take the lives of

Technology and our generation

echnology is all around us. Like it or not, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. A lot of people, mostly the younger generation, love technology, and it’s hard to imagine a world without it. Personally though, technology and the Internet bother me a little and I could give you a million reasons why it annoys me. However, I’d be lying if I said I spent more time on homework than on Facebook. Most of us can look back and remember that brief period of time when technology didn’t run our lives. We were young and spent our time on the playground instead of in front of a computer screen. Sadly though, the children of today won’t be able to say that. They are being brought up with technology, and it’s basically all they know. Technology and the Internet are making people somewhat lazier. Over break my mom texted my dad, who was right in the other room, to let him know dinner was ready. We are also becoming very dependent on it. I’m afraid my future children won’t even know how to find something in an encyclopedia if need be. They’ll probably laugh as I read from an actual book while they scroll through their Kindles. Technology is also leading to a decrease in human contact. Why pick up the phone and call your friend when you can just creep on their Facebook? While many people here at UNH are very social people, and may very well call their friends from home all the

On Technology Katherine Gardner time, that’s not always the case. I have some friends that I haven’t talked to all that often since school started, yet I know everything they’ve been thinking and doing just through their status updates. This could have major impacts on future generations and the ways in which they communicate and

Most of us can look back and remember that brief period of time when technology didn’t run our lives. socialize with each other. Despite it’s many downfalls, technology may be of some good. I’m not saying it’s something we need, but it does make life a whole lot easier. For instance, writing a research paper without the help of Google and Wikipedia would basically suck. The Internet is a great resource for us as college students, and it’d be stupid not to take advantage

of it – especially since most of us could get lost looking for a book in Dimond Library. The Internet is also great for sharing information and ideas, especially for those in the business world where things move so quickly. Also, think of all the new jobs technology has created. I’m sure a large chunk of UNH students will one day have a job directly involving computers and technology. Technology also really helps for those of us who are far from home and need to hear the sounds of our parents’ voices every once in a while. As for me, I’m in a long distance relationship and don’t know what I’d do without the invention of Skype. When my grandparents were first married, they weren’t able to talk for two whole years while my grandpa was at war. I don’t know if today’s generation knows how lucky we truly are. Also, the Internet is just plain entertaining. I mean, who hasn’t spent two hours YouTubing cats? So although technology isn’t my favorite thing in the world, it’s not the worst either. I just hope that we don’t forget how to separate ourselves from it once in a while. So log out of Facebook and Twitter and go outside for a little bit. Stop creeping and call one of your friends. And if my boyfriend is reading this, texting is nice but so is an old-fashioned love letter.


Katherine Gardner is a sophomore who will be writing about technology.

others have little concern for such policy and laws? If that is the case, as I suspect it is, don’t policies and regulations prohibiting the possession of firearms only serve to disarm, and, in doing so, endanger law-abiding citizens? But I digress. The main purpose of Tuesday’s editorial was opposition to NH House Bill 334, a bill designed to return control over gun regulation on state property to its owners, the people of New Hampshire acting through their representatives in the legislature. What the bill will do, so far as USNH campuses are concerned, is to effectively force state university administrations to comply with the second amendment. Essentially, passage of this bill will mean that students will now have a right to possess and carry a gun on campus so long as they comply with the law and undergo the application process associated with obtaining a firearms license. What I found most humorous about Tuesday’s editorial wasn’t so much the standard anti-gun fallacies but, rather, the editorial’s

ironic appeal to localism. The editorial fumes, “it will not benefit this campus to have Concord making the decision about whether firearms are allowed at UNH” and proceeds to assert that this is “a decision best left to college administrations.” Recall that this is the same editorial staff that only a few issues ago outright rejected privatization proposals on the basis of the fact that “the state’s flagship university is just that – and that’s not, and shouldn’t, change anytime soon.” The editorial seems to desire, for this university, the benefits, whatever those are, associated with being a state university without submitting to the rules and regulations that Concord has every right to impose upon Durham. These well-meaning journalism majors seem to forget that most wise of English idioms, he who pays the piper calls the tune.


Nick Mignanelli is a junior political science major and TNH’s resident conservative contrarian. He is the communications director of the NH College Republicans. Follow him on Twitter @nickmignanelli

n Letters to the editor Please keep civility after the Super Bowl Welcome back from winter break. It’s great to see the walkways and halls busy with students for spring semester. I know you work hard and look forward to the opportunity to unwind. Nevertheless, I want to take this opportunity to urge you to keep civility and respect for our community while you are having fun. I was deeply saddened when two of our students required hospitalization after an assault during the very first weekend of the semester. Brawling is not how a community behaves. Thank you for standing up against violence and providing the information necessary for police to arrest the two perpetrators. This coming weekend, many of us will be watching the Super Bowl. I know many of you are Patriots fans (as am I, at least once the Bills are statistically eliminated from the playoffs, which is usually around week four or five) and plan to celebrate on Sunday. Enjoy the game, but please do so responsibly. Win or lose, remember that it is just a game. We’ve all heard about sports fans behaving badly after big games in other cities, but I am confident UNH students will demonstrate better spirit. Please don’t prove me wrong. Mark W. Huddleston UNH President

Governor Mitt Romney and The Welfare State On Thursday, the University of New Hampshire released a media advisory entitled “Poverty Expert Available to Discuss Romney’s

Comments About Poor Americans.” Beth Mattingly, of the Carsey Institute, says the following in the release: “Mitt Romney’s statement that he is ‘not concerned about the very poor’ because the nation has ‘a safety net’ misses key points about families struggling in America.” What Mattingly fails to point out is that Governor Romney’s complete statement was “I said I’m not concerned about the very poor that have the safety net, but if it has holes in it, I will repair them.” The University of New Hampshire has egregiously taken the governor’s remarks out of context in an effort to tarnish his reputation. A public university has no place pushing a political agenda or getting involved in a presidential race. If the members of the university who published the release took the time to carefully examine Romney’s economic plan, they would see that he is well aware of the problem at hand. His solutions are far more nuanced than President Obama’s have been. The president’s answer to the recession has boiled down to creating temporary, lowpaying jobs and throwing unprecedented amounts of borrowed money at the problem of unemployment. Governor Romney instead wants to prepare the American worker for the 21st century by re-tooling the manner in which they are taught, encouraging free and fair trade, and allowing the private sector to hire more workers. To close, Governor Romney’s vision for the country is perhaps best summarized in the final statement of his jobs plan: “Our future direction rests in the hands of the American people, who are sovereign and at whose pleasure the government serves.” Robert J. Johnson President, UNH College Republicans



Friday, February 3, 2012

The New Hampshire


National Signing Day: 13 recruits commit to UNH Top Five UNH Recruiting States Many of the top college football recruits in the nation sign letters of intent on national signing day, which was this past Wednesday. Thirteen student-athletes committed to play at UNH (more info in the map on the right). Below is a look at the five states from where UNH gets most of its top recruits (those who commit on national signing day).

Alexander Morrill, DL/OL DeVaughn Chollette, LB/RB Lebanon, N.H. Ht.: 6’2” Wt.: 290 lbs. Scranton, Pa. Ht.: 6’0” Wt.: 205 lbs. Tad McNeely, DL/OL Whitehall, Pa. Ht.: 6’2” Wt.: 275 lbs.

Cameron Shorey, DE/TE Calais, Maine Ht.: 6’4” Wt.: 240 lbs. Andrew Lauderdale, DE/TE Concord, N.H. Ht.: 6’6” Wt.: 240 lbs. Ryan Farrell, DB/WR Westwood, Mass. Ht.: 6’1” Wt.: 200 lbs.

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Casey DeAndrade, DB/RB East Bridgewater, Mass. Ht.: 5’11” Wt.: 190 lbs. Dalton Crossan, DB/RB Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Ht.: 5’11” Wt.: 185 lbs.


Adam Riese, QB/DB Hamilton, N.J. Ht.: 6’0” Wt.: 205 lbs.

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Jordan Powell, DE/TE Forked River, N.J. Ht.: 6’3” Wt.: 220 lbs.




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Sports Briefs

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 But UNH did not fold, instead going on a run to take back the lead. Rhoads and Abreu each hit a three to start the run. Then sophomore forward Patrick Konan, who played despite being sick with the flu, scored a layup off an Abreu steal to tie the game at 33. Abreu and Rhoads then combined to hit two more threes and the Wildcats suddenly had a 39-35 lead with 11:01 left in the game. “It was a big turning point; they were giving it to us a little bit and we had to do something,” Rhoads said of the run. “We made some big shots there to push the lead, tie it and then take the lead.” But the Hawks clawed back into the game, as Nwakamma thrived in the paint, scoring 12 of his 18 points in the second half. Hartford regained the lead when Yolonzo Moore II hit a three from the left corner with 1:47 left in the game to give the Hawks a 49-46 advantage. But Konan answered with a corner three of his own moments later to tie the game and set up Abreu’s heroics. “Give our kids a lot of credit for


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 Hawks took advantage of a pair of trips at the free throw line to fuel a 12-4 run, paving the way for a 3927 lead midway through the stanza. Freshman Ariel Gaston kept the Wildcats alive during the stretch with two impressive scoring drives

Kyon Taylor, DB/WR Springfield, Va. Ht.: 5’11” Wt.: 180 lbs.

Fitzpatrick sets school record Senior Sydney Fitzpatrick set a school record in the 5,000 meters to lead an impressive group of Wildcats at the Boston University Terrier Invite, while several other members of the University of New Hampshire women’s track & field team also raced to an 11th-place finish at the Joe Donahue Collegiate Indoor Games at the Reggie Lewis Center, both held Friday afternoon. The Wildcats racked up 20.5 points at the Indoor Games, while Brown University captured the meet with 118.33 points. Fitzpatrick finished fourth overall in the 5k at the Terrier Classic, crossing the finish line in a school-record time of 16:17.62, breaking Erica Jesseman’s previous record of 16:24 from last season. The record-breaking run also qualified her for the ECAC Championships. Also at the Terrier Classic, graduate student Allison Letourneau turned in a ninth-place finish in the 3k, which marks the second fastest time in school history, while junior Keely Maguire finished 11th overall in a time of 9:36.35 for the third fastest time in the history of the program, both ECACqualifying times. Just two weeks before, Letourneau set the school record in the 1000 meters, winning in a time of 2:48:16 to break both the indoor record and the facility record at the Paul Sweet Oval on Jan. 21 at UNH’s Quad-Meet. MEG ORDWAY/CONTRIBUTING

Junior Chandler Rhoads scored 14 points against Hartford, helping to spark a second half run that put UNH back in the game. not folding and they really fought, they really did,” Herrion said. UNH continues the second leg of its three-game homestead against

Stony Brook on Monday night before facing Albany at Lundholm next Thursday. Both games tip off at 7 p.m.

through the lane, before Frame halted the run with a bucket underneath, trimming the Hartford lead to 10 at 9:41. The teams went back-and-forth over the next three minutes, ending with a 14-point lead in favor of the home side, but sophomore Cari Reed drilled a short jumper to trim the deficit to 12 with 7:32 remaining. Reed went on to net the next five points for the Wildcats, capped

off with a 3-pointer to pull the visitors within nine, 48-39, with 4:09 left to play. UNH then clawed to within seven after a pair of free throws by Beliveau, but the Wildcats could not get closer as the Hawks went 10-of10 at the line in the final two minutes to seal the victory. The Wildcats return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 8 when they visit Albany at 12 p.m.

Keding Earns AE Scholar-Athlete Award Amy Keding, a senior at the University of New Hampshire, was named the volleyball recipient of the America East scholar-athlete award, announced by the conference Thursday afternoon. Keding, a 2011 America East All-Conference First Team selection, paced the Wildcats to the second seed at the America East Volleyball Championship. She led all Wildcats in scoring with 384 total kills and 3.34 kills per set, and was named America East Player of the Week twice during the season. Keding recorded an impressive 12 double-doubles in the fall, including a 27-kill, 30-dig performance against Harvard. Keding proved to be one of the top all-around players in the conference as she ranked fifth in both kills per set (3.34) and points per set (3.80). She posted several impressive performances throughout the season, capped off with a 16-kill, 16-dig effort in the Wildcats’ America East semifinal match against Stony Brook. A chemistry and physics teaching major with a 3.59 GPA, Keding was selected to the 2011 America East All-Academic Team as a unanimous selection, earning the honor for the second straight year. She was also named to the Fall 2011 America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.


The New Hampshire

Friday, February 3, 2012


#TNHpicks: Super Bowl XLVI

Staff Picks Justin Doubleday Sports Editor Patriots 28 MVP: Wes Welker Giants 20 Chad Graff Executive Editor Patriots 27 MVP: Tom Brady Giants 21 New York Giants

Zack Cox Managing Editor Patriots 24 MVP: Aaron Hernandez Giants 20

New England Patriots

Record: 9-7 Division: NFC East Super Bowl Record: 3-1

Brandon Lawrence Content Editor Giants 31 MVP: Victor Cruz Patriots 27

Record: 13-3 Division: AFC East Super Bowl Record: 3-3

Offensive Stats: Rushing yards: 89.2 (32nd) Passing yards: 295.9 (5th) Total yards: 388.2 (8th) Points per game: 25.0 (7th)

Tom Gounley Editorial Page Editor Patriots 150 MVP: Wes Welker Giants 3

Offensive Stats: Rushing yards: 110.3 (20th) Passing yards: 317.8 (2nd) Total yards: 427.3 (2nd) Points per game: 32.3 (3rd)

Defensive Stats: Rushing yards: 121.3 (19th) Passing yards: 255.1 (29th) Total yards: 367.6 (22nd) Points allowed: 23.1 (21st)

Julie Fortin Design Editor Patriots 27 MVP: Ron Brace Giants 18 Adam Babinat Staff Writer Giants 31 MVP: Eli Manning Patriots 24

Why the Giants will win Super Bowl XLVI By BRANDON LAWRENCE CONTENT EDITOR

Let’s put it this way: the key for the Patriots relies on their pass rush, specifically to whichever side Victor Cruz lines up in the slot (usually to his right). The Patriots’ job defensively is to adequately collapse Manning’s pocket to that side so the NFC quarterback won’t get much of an opportunity to look to that side. Victor Cruz is the X-factor for the Giants. Although New England’s pass rush has shown promise these past few weeks (especially from Vince Wilfork playing defensive end in the 3-4 defensive front), I think it’s asking too much in order to keep Manning in check for 60 minutes. The Giants are the hotter team, defeating one of the league’s top offensive teams in Green Bay AT Lambeau Field, and the NFL’s top

Defensive Stats: Rushing yards: 117.1 (17th) Passing yards: 293.9 (31st) Total yards: 401.5 (31st) Points allowed: 20.7 (11th)

defensive team in the 49ers AT Candlestick Park. Even though Wilfork, Mark Anderson, Rob Ninkovich, and Kyle Love are playing well defensively, the Giants can adapt by motioning tight ends into position and over stacking the (traditionally) right side. The key for the Giants is to successfully run the football on first and second down. If they do so, the Patriots are forced to correct defensively, and Manning will have more opportunities to sit in the pocket comfortably and scan for the open man. The offense can effectively utilize the play action as well. Look for Ahmad Bradshaw to get a healthy amount of the work (even though he was listed as limited at practice with a foot injury). And if the Giants’ front four defensively can get to Tom Brady often, it’ll be lights out for the potent Pa-

Why the Patriots will win Super Bowl XLVI By ZACK COX MANAGING EDITOR

The G-Men have been arguably the hottest team in football throughout these playoffs, that fact cannot be denied. But this recent success has led many to forget that this team finished the regular season just one game over .500. Had it not been for the late season implosion of the Dallas Cowboys, Eli Manning and Co. would be watching this game from the couch. A closer look at the Giants’ past two playoff wins is less than impressive as well. Green Bay’s vaunted receiving corps forgot how to catch in the divisional round, and the Niners’ Kyle Williams almost single-handedly gave away the NFC title game, his two muffed punts directly leading to 10 New York points, including the game-winning field goal in overtime.

The Pats saw some good fortune of their own last time out when Billy “Ray Finkle” Cundiff shanked the potential game tying field goal with no time left, but many of the concerns about the team, namely the atrocious pass defense and patchwork secondary, have improved greatly during the postseason. You can analyze this game a million different ways, but in the end it will come down to whether the Giants can put pressure on Tom Brady. Look for the Pats to pound the ball with BenJarvus Green-Ellis to keep the Giants’ front four honest, creating time for Brady to pick apart the New York secondary. Nobody beats Bill Belichick three times in a row, and it will not happen now. The Patriots will return to the promised land this weekend, and downtown Durham will be a very fun place to be on Sunday night.


The Super Bowl in Indy has nearly been overshadowed by the hometown quarterback’s health. Now there is a report from ESPN saying Peyton Manning has been cleared to play. Too bad (for him) he’ll be in a press box on Sunday.

Friday, February 3, 2012 MEN’S BASKETBALL

The New Hampshire


Abreu’s shot sinks Hartford Wildcats upended by Hawks on road By JUSTIN DOUBLEDAY SPORTS EDITOR

Senior Alvin Abreu has taken, and made, a lot of 3-pointers throughout his career on the UNH men’s basketball team. He has undoubtedly taken thousands more in practice. So when Abreu took a three with 28 seconds remaining and the score tied at 49 apiece between UNH and Hartford Wednesday night, it was just like all the others. Catch and release. Abreu nailed that three and Hartford could only muster a pair of free throws before time expired, as the Wildcats beat the Hawks, 52-51, at Lundholm Gymnasium. “I shoot a lot of those throughout the week,” Abreu said after the game. “We all do a lot of shooting, so you just hope that you get that moment to knock it down, and it fell tonight.” Abreu led UNH with 20 points and 10 rebounds, scoring 14 points in the second half to rally UNH from behind. Junior guard Chandler Rhoads contributed 14 points and four assists. Mark Nwakamma scored 18 points for the Hawks. UNH improved to 8-13 overall, 3-7 in the America East, while Hartford fell to 4-18 overall, 4-6 in the America East. The win was much needed for the Wildcats after going 2-7 in the month of January, all against conference opponents. UNH is seventh in America East with seven games left in the regular UNH Hartford

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Senior guard Alvin Abreu’s 3-pointer with 28 seconds left in the game proved to be the gamewinner in UNH’s 52-51 win over Hartford on Wednesday at Lundholm Gymnasium. season. “Great win for our program, great win for our psyche,” Abreu said. “We’ve been through a tough stretch lately losing some games. And that just gave us some life.” After a poor offensive first half for both teams, Hartford came out of halftime strong, turning a twopoint halftime deficit into a 33-25

lead five minutes into the second half. The Wildcats, meanwhile, only scored two points through the first six minutes of the second half. “It looked like we were kind of in our typical, the wind comes out of the sails and we hit those stretches where teams get separation on us,” UNH head coach Bill Herrion said. M BBALL continued on page 18



The University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team recently learned that it will play Towson University in a non-televised Sears BracketBusters game. The game, which will be the 12th meeting between the Wildcats and Tigers, is set for Saturday, Feb. 18 at Lundholm Gymnasium. A game time is yet to be determined. This will be UNH’s third appearance in the event, which is in its ninth season. The Wildcats last played in a BracketBuster game against Marist last season and fell to the Red Foxes 58-49 at the McCann Center. Towson holds a 7-4 mark all-

Junior Morgan Frame netted 13 points and 12 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season, but the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team fell to the University of Hartford, 64-46, Wednesday evening at Chase Arena. With the loss, the Wildcats drop to 12-10 overall and 5-5 in America East play, while the Hawks move to 14-10 on the season and 5-5 in the conference. The two teams split the season series as each held serve with a home victory. Frame, who earned America East Player of the Game honors for UNH, notched her second doubledouble in as many games, while senior Denise Beliveau posted 11 points. Sophomore Kelsey Hogan chipped in with seven points and three assists. Alex Hall, who earned player of the game honors for Hartford, led all players with 22 points, shooting 6-of-13 from the field. Both teams struggled offensively to open the contest until Hogan hit Frame with a pass down low for the easy lay-up. On the next possession, Beliveau picked off a pass Hartford UNH

time against UNH, winning each of the last three meetings, most recently claiming an 84-70 victory on its home floor on Dec. 9, 2000. The last time the Wildcats took down the Tigers was in a 64-56 decision at Lundholm Gymnasium on Jan. 10, 1998. The Tigers, who play in the Colonial Athletic Association, are currently 1-22 this season, including a 1-10 mark in league play. Most recently the Tigers snapped their NCAA record 41-game losing streak with a 66-61 victory over UNC Wilmington on Saturday afternoon at the Towson Center. The victory was the first career win at Towson for Coach Pat Skerry and the program’s first victory since defeating LaSalle on Dec. 29, 2010.



Wednesday, Durham, N.H.

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Head coach Bill Herrion’s Wildcats will face the Towson Tigers on Feb. 18.

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and finished strong on the other end with a lay-in, pushing the Wildcats in front, 4-0, at the 7:13 mark. After Hartford jumped on the board with a post basket and a free throw, Frame muscled through the defense in the paint, converting the bucket and drawing the foul for the eventual three-point play and fourpoint UNH advantage. Hartford bounced back with seven unanswered points, sparked by back-to-back jumpers from Hall to push the home side on top, 10-7, at the 7:48 mark. The teams then swapped baskets over the next 4:52, capped off by a short jumper by Taylor Clark to give the Hawks a six-point lead, but Hogan silenced the crowd on the next possession with a 3-pointer, pulling the Wildcats within three at 19-16. The only scoring during the final two minutes of the half came on a Hartford free throw as the home side held on for the 20-16 lead at intermission. New Hampshire returned to its scoring form to open the second half as Beliveau stepped back and drilled a trifecta to pull within one, but Hartford responded with a 7-2 run for the 27-21 advantage with 17:26 remaining. After swapping baskets, the




Wednesday, West Hartford, Conn.

The UNH synchronized skating team is set to compete at the U.S. National Championships, which are held in Worcester, Mass., in early March. The team will have a send off show at the Whittemore Center on Feb. 26 at 3 p.m.

IN THIS ISSUE -The Patriots and Giants are squaring off in Super Bowl XLVI this Sunday. Check out our preview. page 19

-Thirteen recruits committed to join the UNH football program on Wednesday. page 18

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Issue 25 of volume 101 of The New Hampshire

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