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The New Hampshire Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ten years later UNH remembers 9/11/01

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o matter where you were, or what you were doing, every college student has a memory of September 11, 2001. Most watched the day’s events play out on newscasts. Many had family or friends directly affected by the fall of the World

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Alynna Lyon, a political science professor at UNH, was teaching at a university in Missouri when the September 11 attacks occured. She recalls watching the second plane hit the tower on television, calling it an “enormously unsettling feeling.”

“All these things that you tend to think are secure in your world, non-threatening, became very threatening,” Lyon said. “Buildings didn’t seem to be structurally sound, airplanes could fall out of the sky at any minute, and I remember driving to work with that kind of same feeling: that there is much more fear and apprehension about

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Trash 2 Treasure

The New Hampshire

UNH baseball returns to Durham



Trash 2 Treasure raised over $11,000 in just two days. The initiative began with collecting “trash” last spring for the yard sale, on opening weekend.

Baseball returned to Durham Friday night as the UNH baseball team played its first game on campus since 1996 at the Campus Rec Field.

Fall Fest

Irene changes move-in day


12 Many students turned out on Friday night for the annual Fall Fest, which unofficially commences the start of a new school year.

UNH loses first game of the year

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

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• University Day and Student Activities Fair. 3:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. Main Street, Durham. • Mid-Autumn Festival at the Confucius Institute. 6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m. Murkland 115.

Due to Tropical Storm Irene, UNH upperclassmen move-in day was moved from Sunday to Saturday, causing controlled chaos.

Content Editor Brandon Lawrence


The UNH volleyball team was unable to pick up its first win of the season this past weekend as the team hosted the Holly Young Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

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

The next issue of The New Hampshire will be on Friday, September 15, 2011

This week in Durham Wednesday Thursday

• LGBTQA Garden Party. 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. PCAC Courtyard. Rain Location: MUB Strafford Room. • Yoga Class for UNH Students. 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. MUB, Wildcat Den.

• State of the University. 12:40 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Granite State Room, MUB. • HIV Counseling and Testing Walk-In Clinic. 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Health Services, 249.


• Field Hockey vs. Holy Cross. 7:00 p.m. Memorial Field. • Cultral Connections: The Origins of Tanzania. 3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m. MUB Entertainment Center.


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Thousands attend unveiling of ground zero memorial By SAMANTHA GROSS Associated Press

NEW YORK - 10 years ago, ground zero was a smoking, firespitting tomb, a ghastly pile of rubble and human remains. On Monday it was a place of serenity - an expanse of trees and water in the middle of a bustling city - as the 9/11 memorial opened to the public. As they walked through a grove of oaks and traced their fingers over the names of the nearly 3,000 dead, visitors were deeply moved by the monument, the centerpiece of which is two sunken pools ringed by bronze plaques. “When we walked in, those images were popping in my head from 10 years ago,” Laura Pajar of Las Vegas said. “But when I saw the memorial, all of that went away. This is so peaceful, and you kind of forget about what happened and you look toward the future.” About 7,000 people registered online for free tickets to visit on opening day, and 400,000 are signed up for the coming months, according to the nonprofit organization that oversees the memorial. Many visitors made penciland-paper rubbings of the names to take back home. Others sat on benches or clustered for photos. Some people cried; others embraced. Some left flowers or stuffed messages into the letters. “There were no words,” Eileen Cristina of Lititz, Pa., said as she wiped away tears. “The enormity of the loss, the enormity of human kindness, the enormity of the suffering.” The site was opened on Sunday - the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks - to the 9/11 families. Monday marked the first day since the tragedy that ground zero was opened to the public. Security was airport-tight, with visitors forced to empty their pockets, go through a metal detector and send their bags through an X-ray machine. The memorial takes visitors on a kind of journey. First they walk through a promenade of more than 200 white oak trees. Then, like hikers coming upon a canyon, they arrive at two 30-foot-deep pits on the exact spots where the World Trade Center’s twin towers stood. Water cascades into the two voids, evoking the dust cloud that accompanied the towers’ fall. The falling water creates a constant whooshing, muffling the noise of the city and nearby construction. “It’s like an entrance to eternity,” said Wojtek Ballzun, a rail worker from Warsaw, Poland. Jim Drzewiecki, a retired volunteer firefighter accompanying a current team of them from Lancaster, N.Y., said he was trembling as he stood next to the pools. “I’m actually still shaking,” he

said. “It could have been me on that flight. On any one of the flights. ... There’s not much that separates us.” The bronze plates carry the names of the 2,977 people killed in the terrorist attacks in New York, at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, plus the names of the six who died in the bombing of the trade center in 1993. The letters have been cut all the way through the metal, with empty space beneath them. Nearby are a half-dozen electronic directories to help visitors find names, which are grouped not alphabetically but in ways that show the connections between coworkers, firefighters, airplane flight crews and other victims. The memorial’s architect, Michael Arad, said the plaza next to the pools was inspired by gatherings of mourners that he saw in New York’s Washington Square and Union Square after the attacks. “These places don’t just bring us together physically in one spot, they brought us together emotionally,” Arad said. “We’ve recreated that opportunity for that to happen here.” There is a separate entrance for 9/11 family members and comrades of the fallen firefighters and police officers. Certain days or hours will be set aside for them to visit privately. Workers are still building the 9/11 museum underneath the memorial. It is scheduled to open in 2012 and will include two of the forklike supports that were left standing when the World Trade Center fell, as well as a stairway that enabled hundreds to escape. Construction also continues next door on 1 World Trade Center, still called by many the Freedom Tower, which is more than 80 stories high so far and will be the nation’s tallest building at 1,776 feet. It is one of several new buildings that will eventually surround the memorial. Two World Trade Center will be 1,349 feet high with a diamond-shaped tip and an 80-foot antenna. The 53 stories of 3 World Trade Center will feature crisscross external braces. Admission to the memorial is free, but visitors must obtain passes in advance that allow them to enter at a specified time. The cost of the memorial and museum has been put at about $700 million. The nonprofit organization that runs the project has raised about $400 million in private donations and is seeking federal funds. Jim Brown lost his brotherin-law, Kevin Bracken, and two other relatives on 9/11. He said he felt cheered after seeing Bracken’s name permanently on the memorial. “They never found Kevin,” Brown said. “To me his spirit is all over here. ... His spirit will always be here in this part of Manhattan.”


continued from page 1 Trade Center buildings, the Pentagon attack or United Flight 93. The UNH community was no different. Many students and staff distinctly recall vivid images from that day and, a decade later, can feel its impact. For senior Erin Copeland, Sept. 11 was the day her mother Andra Copeland joined the dozens of people who woke up as ordinary people and came home as heroes. At the time of the attacks, Copeland lived an hour outside of New York City. Her mother was a member of the New York Police Department. Her father had recently retired from the NYPD. Copeland, who was 12 at the time, was in music class when the

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 attacks happened. Shortly after, her teacher brought a television into the classroom and turned on the news. “I was shocked because I didn’t fully understand it,” Copeland said. The following period, the school sent all students home. Copeland went to her babysitter’s house where she continued to watch the news. As she watched the disturbing images play out on the news, she thought about her mother, who was working at the time. “We saw people [on television] running away and covering their faces because of the smoke everywhere,” Copeland said. Copeland didn’t know where her mother was. It turned out that her mother would spend the next 18 hours combing through the


rubble of the World Trade Centers, searching for bodies - dead or alive. She didn’t return home until 4:30 a.m., Sept. 12. In the weeks following, Officer Copeland worked hundreds of overtime hours through Thanksgiving, often staying overnight at the downtown shelter provided for emergency workers. Being so close to the disaster, Copeland vividly remembers emails and phone calls pouring in from concerned friends and loved ones. Her parents lost a dear friend, and she remembers attending the funeral of a classmate’s parent. “I always remember that on September 11,” Copeland said. Her memories join those of everyone who looks back on September 11 and says, “I always remember…”

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A placard and flowers adorned the bench memorializing former UNH geography professor Robert LeBlanc on Sunday. LeBlanc was a passenger on United Flight 175, which crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. This bench was constructed next to Murkland Hall in his honor.


continued from page 1 the world.” At that time, Lyon’s school had a large exchange program with Turkey. Although Turkey was not directly involved with the hijacking, it has a large Muslim population, and after the attacks many Americans discriminated toward anyone looking ‘Middle-Eastern.’ Lyon said a number of her students withdrew from the university and went back home to Turkey because they felt afraid and uncomfortable. “They didn’t feel safe coming to the United States,” Lyon said. Lyon, who specializes in foreign policy, explained the changes in the 10 years following the attacks. According to her, the primary threat to the U.S. 10 years ago was Al-Qaeda. But the organization has lost power and popular appeal. “About 40 percent of the people that Al-Qaeda has killed are from the Middle East; they are Arab or Muslim,” Lyon said. This has discouraged many

others from joining, as has the death of Osama bin Laden, she said. “The events of September 11 were horrific to most people regardless of where you were on the planet,” Lyon said.

“I really applaud the notion of September 11 as a day of service. As an individual it’s a great time to take that call to do something for our community.” Alynna Lyon

UNH political science professor

This reduced the capacity of the global organization, jeopardizing its own appeal, according to Lyon. In some ways, Lyon feels this

country is safer due to the enhancement of intelligence and security measures now in place to enter the United States. “In that regard I think we are much safer because lots of people are looking for these things, and an enormous amount of resources are going to that,” Lyon said. Although U.S. intelligence has improved, innovations have progressed in other parts of the world as well. With new technology, it becomes much easier and faster to cause mass destruction, according to Lyon. Despite the emotions and heartbreak September 11, 2001 caused, it united people in a remarkable way, Lyon said. She remembers a French newspaper, which tended to be antiAmerican, having its September 12, 2001, issue give sympathy and respect, and offer support to the U.S. It sent the message, ‘We are all Americans.’ “I think it’s a good time to reflect,” Lyon said. “I really applaud the notion of September 11 as a day of service. As an individual it’s a great time to take that call to do something for our community.”


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German professor charged with indecent exposure to return By CORINNE HOLROYD Staff Writer

Following an arrest for indecent exposure, a subsequent trial and a probation period, UNH German professor Edward Larkin will return to campus in the spring. According to Fred Douglas, chief of police in Milford, N.H., on July 19, 2009, Larkin was heading south from Keene and stopped in a Market Basket parking lot in Milford. After he dismounted his motorcycle in front of a 17-yearold girl and her mother, they saw that his pants zipper was down and his genitals were out. The mother shouted causing Larkin to get back on his motorcycle and ride off. The mother then called Milford Police, described the motorcycle, and told them the rider was traveling on Route 101 toward Manchester. Amherst police responders, later pulled Larkin over on his motorcycle and found him with his zipper still down. Douglas made sure to clarify that it was not a mistake, but a deliberate act. “Larkin, in broad daylight, knowingly and purposefully exposed himself in front of a teenager and her mother,” he said. Following his arrest, Larkin was brought to Milford District Court. He then waived his trial in order to have the case heard in Su-

perior Court; however, he changed his mind and agreed to be tried in the district court. Douglas believes Larkin changed his mind to avoid more media attention and go on an “offday at court.” Larkin did not return phone messages left at his home. Larkin pleaded guilty and was sentenced for indecent exposure. His sentence included a fine and a psychiatric evaluation, but he was not required to register as a sex offender. “That particular charge does not require [registering],” Douglas said. Following his arrest and trial, the university sought to dismiss Larkin from his teaching position. Larkin appealed, and claimed that the teachers’ union contract would not allow for his dismissal. Deanna Wood, president of UNH’s branch of the American Association of University Professors and its Chief Grievance Officer, explained, “When there’s any disagreement about the meaning with contract language, it’s sent to an independent arbitrator, and that arbitrator makes the final decision.” For Larkin’s case, the issue was brought before arbitrator Michael Ryan. In the contract, the reasons for dismissal include “professional incompetence, deliberate neglect of duty or moral delinquency of a grave order.”

Ryan decided that – in the wording of the contract – Larkin’s act was not delinquency of a “grave” order, and UNH did not have the right to dismiss Larkin from his position. “The arbitrator found that the contract language did not allow for

“While I recognize

this is a difficult and awkward situation, I believe we can all get past it and move on to what matters more: teaching, learning and scholarship in our academic community.”

Marco Dorfsman

Chair of Dept. of Languages a permanent dismissal,” Wood said. Wood pointed out that Larkin’s returning to campus in January is not pardoning him of his crime, but upholding the contract. “Professor Larkin was punished through the criminal justice system, so the arbitrator found that there was an adequate punishment available through the university, and that is that he will have one

semester off without pay,” Wood said. “That was the arbitrator’s decision, and that was his punishment. It’s absolutely vital that everyone understands he was not excused or exonerated from anything.” Marco Dorfsman, the chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, agreed and added that the benefits of Larkin’s return should not be ignored. “He made a mistake, he has gone through very difficult times, and he has put his life back together,” Dorfsman said. “He has a great deal to contribute and has had a very positive impact on this institution and this department.” However, some believe that this is not enough punishment. Douglas was surprised when the decision was made to allow Larkin to continue teaching. “As the chief of police, it is appalling to me that the business administration of that particular college would allow somebody to be continued to be employed when that person has been convicted of indecent exposure. You’re talking about someone who used extreme, poor judgment in front of a teenage girl and her mother,” Douglas said. “[Larkin] is in a position of trust. If a police officer did this, he would be terminated immediately.” The latest statement made by the university over the summer read, “The president and the pro-


vost believe that Larkin’s behavior constituted ‘moral delinquency of a grave order,’ which is stipulated as grounds for dismissal in the faculty contract and, in fact, that his actions fell far short of expectations for any university employee.” The statement also says that Larkin will be on probation for three years and will receive a “formal letter of reprimand” in his file from UNH President Mark Huddleston. For some, including Douglas, there is a question of whether or not Larkin will repeat his offense. For others, like Dorfsman, professor Larkin’s previously clear history and a 23-year teaching career allow for a second chance. “While I recognize this is a difficult and awkward situation, I believe we can all get past it and move on to what matters more: teaching, learning and scholarship in our academic community,” Dorfsman said. “He is an effective and inspiring teacher; I have no concerns about him being in the classroom.” While Larkin does not have any classes set for the spring semester, he will, according to Dorfsman, “Be returning to the faculty, to campus and to his research, service and other administrative and pedagogical duties.” The rest of his responsibilities – including teaching – will start in the fall of 2012.



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UNH alums share inside view of Libya in the midst of a civil war By FARIS AL-HASHMI Contributing Writer

Abdulhamed Al-Zaghdani and Farhat Eddelow are Libyan citizens who received accounting certificates from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at UNH in December 2008. They have been in Libya during the ongoing conflict there. The following is an account of their lives during the war. The author is a former contributing writer to The New Hampshire who graduated in May 2011.

Farhat, Tripoli

Farhat, whom I hadn’t spoken to since the start of the revolution in Libya six months ago, picked up the phone. “Did you think I was dead?” he asked. Before the war, Farhat and Abdulhamed were both working as accountants in Libya, after receiving certificates from UNH in 2008. Now, however, they were caught navigating a country in a civil war. Farhat is from the Libyan capital, Tripoli. He didn’t leave his house until the revolutionaries took Tripoli in the past few weeks, and only now was venturing out to tour the city. He described the features of a police state developing during the months after the uprising. It was characterized by a fear to speak openly out of risk of being arbitrarily arrested, checkpoints being set up, and constant questioning by officials of people’s identities, their purpose for being in Tripoli, and from what region of Libya their families are originally from so as to ascertain whether they are likely to be a Gad-

dafi supporter or not. Farhat was called for military service but didn’t report. “I didn’t want to kill my fellow brothers,” he said. That was before Tripoli was conquered; now, Farhat was on his way to Green Square, renamed Martyr’s Square. “Now I am free. I can say what I want!” he said. Only uniforms of the security forces remain scattered about; they have all fled.

Abdulhamed, the Countryside

Outside of Gaddafi’s main base of support, the battle for Libya was being fought. Abdulhamed is from the town of Tarhouna. He has been there since mid-June after relocating from Tripoli, where supplies such as gas were scarce. It was hard to imagine this goodnatured, jolly, former accounting student picking up a rifle and fighting. Yet that’s what he and his group of 20 others did to protect their town. He spoke of a strange encounter with of a group of pro-Gaddafi soldiers trying to enter. “We killed one of their leaders — not me, but my group,” he said, with slight reluctance. The commander became trapped and arrested, and somehow “unfortunately” died later in the hospital. The other soldiers (including mercenaries) dispersed or were captured. There is an eerie calm in Tarhouna, where there isn’t fighting despite the fact that 70 percent of residents support Gaddafi and 30 percent for the rebels. The regime has armed its sup-

porters there with heavy weapons, while the rebels are making due with scraps from sympathetic former members of the regime with access to weapons, such as former police and soldiers. Abdulhamed himself said he has just one weak rifle. However, there isn’t fighting because everyone knows each other. “Even among brothers, one may support Gaddafi and the other supports the rebels,” he said. On the other hand, if outsiders from either side were to enter the town, then the situation would deteriorate as people would be forced to openly take sides. As it stands, the Tarhouna case demonstrates how regional allegiances seem to supersede all others. As of now, the pro-rebel flag has been raised in the town. He said it may take months for the pro-Gaddafi residents to accept the revolution, but he was confident they eventually would.


As for the larger war, there is still fighting for control of a few cities in Libya, and Gaddafi himself is at large. “He is still issuing threats. I won’t be satisfied until I see him in court,” Farhat said. But he was optimistic about the future. “People will really want to work for their country,” he said. It is a country he will be glad to bring his daughter up in. She was born four months ago in the middle of the revolution. She was born into a changing Libya, but will only know a new one.

NH bus driver arrested for child porn Associated Press

MILTON, N.H. - Police say a New Hampshire school bus driver

has been arrested on child pornography charges. Authorities said Monday that 45-year-old John Allen Wright of

Milton is facing six felony counts of possession of child sex abuse images after a search of his home and computer. Police say Wright has been working for Provider bus service transporting disabled children in New Hampshire’s Strafford and Rockingham counties and in Kittery, Maine, since 2008.


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Pipline explosion in Nairobi Kenya, slum leaves at least 75 dead, 100 injured By TOM ODULA Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya - A leaking gasoline pipeline in Kenya’s capital exploded on Monday, turning part of a slum into an inferno in which at least 75 people were killed and more than 100 hurt. Flames leapt out from the pipeline in a radius of some 300 yards, setting shacks ablaze and incinerating scores of people. Reporters later saw clusters of charred bodies and blackened bones at the site. Some burned bodies floated in a nearby river filled with sewage. Homes had been built right up to the pipeline, the residents said.

At the time of the explosion, the narrow, twisting alleyways would have been packed with people on their way to work or school who had stopped to try to scoop up fuel. The flimsy homes of corrugated iron sheets would have offered little resistance to the blast. “I’ve lost count of the number of bodies,” said Wilfred Mbithi, the policeman in charge of operations in Nairobi as he stood at the scene. “Many had dived into the river trying to put out their flames.” Red Cross official Pamela Indiaka said the Red Cross is providing body bags and has dealt with 75 bodies so far. The death toll from the blast may still rise. Nearby, a young woman clawed through smoldering tim-

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bers, screaming in grief. Others wandered by the remains of the inferno, frantically dialing phone numbers that didn’t go through or staring around in disbelief. Fires still smoldered among the twisted wreckage of corrugated iron sheets and scattered possessions. Visibility was poor because of rain and smoke. Resident Joseph Mwangi, 34, said he was feeding his cow when people went running past him, calling out that there was a leak in the pipeline. He said others started drawing fuel and that he was going to go and get a bucket and get fuel too when he heard an explosion around 9 a.m. By then fuel had leaked into the river and parts of the river had also caught fire. People in flames were jumping into the fiery, stinking mess, he said. Moments after speaking to the AP, Mwangi discovered two small charred bodies in the burnt wreckage of his home. “Those were my children,” he said blankly, before collapsing on the ground sobbing. Another man, Michael Muriuki, found the body of his 5-yearold daughter still smoldering. He ran to the river for water to put her out. He took a deep breath and struggled for control before speaking. “Her name was Josephine Muriuki. She was five,” he said. At the time of the explosion, the narrow, twisting alleyways would have been packed with people on their way to work or school who had stopped to try to scoop up fuel. The flimsy homes of corrugated iron sheets would have offered little resistance to the blast. The Red Cross was conducting search and rescue operations and had set up two tents for first aid and counseling, said Bernard Magila, who was helping the operation. Bodybags and materials for temporary shelter were also being provided. At least 112 burn victims have arrived so far at Kenyatta National Hospital and they urgently need blood donors and blankets, said Richard Lisiyampe, the head of the hospital. Many children were among the victims. Most had burns covering more than a third of their bodies, he said. Some were unrecognizable, said St. John’s Ambulance Service spokesman Fred Majiwa. Inside the hospital, beds were crowded together and doctors and nurses rushed from victim to victim. Many had long strips of skin hanging from their heads and bodies. One man picked at his hands distractedly, peeling off skin like gloves. Relatives clustered outside operating rooms, waiting for news. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed “sorrow and sympathy” to the families of the victims and the government and said “the United Nations stands in solidarity with the people of Kenya at this difficult moment,” U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said.


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Student loan default rates jump due to rise in tuition costs and poor economy By JUSTIN POPE Associated Press

The number of borrowers defaulting on federal student loans has jumped sharply, the latest indication that rising college tuition costs, low graduation rates and poor job prospects are getting more and more students over their heads in debt. The national two-year cohort default rate rose to 8.8 percent last year, from 7 percent in fiscal 2008, according to figures released Monday by the Department of Education. Driving the overall increase was an especially sharp increase among students who borrow from the government to attend for-profit colleges. Of the approximately 1 million student borrowers at for-profit schools whose first payments came due in the year starting Oct. 1, 2008 - at the peak of the financial crisis 15 percent were already at least 270 days behind in their payments two years later. That was an increase from 11.6 percent last year. At public institutions, the default rate increased from 6 percent to 7.2 percent and from 4 percent to 4.6 percent among students at private not-for-profit colleges. “I think the jump over the last year has been pretty astonishing,” said Debbi Cochrane, program director for the California-based Institute for College Access & Success. Overall, 3.6 million borrowers entered repayment in fiscal 2009; more than 320,000 had already defaulted last fall, an increase of 80,000 over the previous year. The federal default rate remains substantially below its peak of more than 20 percent in the early 1990s, before a series of reforms in government lending. But after years of steady declines it has now risen four straight years to its highest rate since 1997, and is nearly double its trough of 4.6 percent in 2005. Troubling as the new figures are, they understate how many students will eventually default.

Last year’s two-year default rate increased to more than 12 percent when the government made preliminary calculations of how many defaulted within three years. Beginning next year, the department will begin using the figure for how many default within three years to determine which institutions will lose eligibility to enroll students receiving government financial aid. The figures come as a stalled economy is hitting student borrowers from two sides - forcing cashstrapped state institutions to raise tuition, and making it harder for graduates to find jobs. The unemployment rate of 4.3 percent for college graduates remains substantially lower than for those without a degree. But many student borrowers don’t finish the degree they borrow to pay for.

it jumped from 10.9 percent to 22.6 percent. “We are disappointed to see increases in the cohort default rates for our students, as well as students in other sectors of higher education,” said Brian Moran, interim president and CEO of APSCU, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, which represents the for-profit sector. He said for-profit schools were taking remedial steps, including debt counseling for students, to bring down the rates. “We believe that the default rates will go down when the economy improves and the unemployment rate drops,” he said. Officials for Phoenix, owned by Apollo Group, Inc., and ITT, owned by ITT Educational Services, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The figures come as a stalled economy is hitting student borrowers from two sides - forcing cash-strapped state institutions to raise tuition, and making it harder for graduates to find jobs. The Department of Education has begun an income-based repayment plan that caps federal loan payments at 15 percent of discretionary income. And new regulations the Obama administration has imposed on the for-profit sector have prompted those so-called proprietary colleges to close failing programs and tighten enrollment. Both developments could help lower default rates in the future. Administration officials took pains to praise the for-profit sector for recent reforms, but also said flatly that those schools - along with the weak economy - are largely to blame for the current increases. Among some of the largest and better-known operators, the default rate at the University of Phoenix chain rose from 12.8 to 18.8 percent and at ITT Technical Institute

The department emphasized that it eventually manages to collect most of the money it’s owed, even from defaulters. But that’s part of the reason federal student loan defaults are so hard on borrowers - they can’t be discharged in bankruptcy. Defaulting can also wreck students’ credit and keep them from being able to return to school later with federal aid. “There are very few avenues for escaping that,” Cochrane said. Also, “many employers these days are starting to check credit so it can hurt your job prospects.” According to calculations by TICAS and using the latest available figures, in 2008 average debt for graduating seniors with student loans was $20,200 at public universities, $27,650 at private non-profits and $33,050 at private for-profits.

Court: Ga. killer’s family can sue psychiatrist By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press

ATLANTA - Georgia’s top court on Monday allowed the family of a man who stabbed his mother to death in a psychotic rage to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against his psychiatrist, settling a long-running debate over whether his relatives can seek damages from a crime he committed. The Georgia Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling allows Victor Bruscato’s father to sue his psychiatrist, Dr. Derek Johnson O’Brien, for discontinuing his son’s anti-psychotic medication shortly before Bruscato stabbed his mother to death. State law bans a criminal’s family from profiting from the wrongdoing in court, but the lawsuit touched off a debate over whether an exception can be made if a mentally ill suspect wasn’t aware of what he

was doing. Bruscato was assigned in 2001 to Dr. O’Brien’s community health center in Gwinnett County, and expert witnesses testified that anti-psychotic drugs he was prescribed were helping him manage violent tendencies and sexual impulses. That changed in May 2002 after O’Brien discontinued two of his powerful medications to make sure he wasn’t developing a dangerous syndrome, according to court records. He began having nightmares and claimed the devil was ordering him to do bad deeds, records show. The behavior turned violent in August 2002, when police say he attacked his mother Lillian Lynn Bruscato in the head with a battery charger and then stabbed her 72 times. He was charged with the murder months later, but was found incompetent to stand trial and committed to a state mental institution.

His father Vito then sued O’Brien for medical malpractice, claiming that the doctor’s negligence caused his son to become psychotic and kill his mother. O’Brien countered that Bruscato’s family shouldn’t be allowed to shift the blame to the psychiatrist with a civil lawsuit. A judge ruled in the psychiatrist’s favor, but a divided state Court of Appeals reversed the decision and allowed the case to go to trial. A subsequent appeal put the question before the Georgia Supreme Court, which sought to end the debate with its unanimous ruling. “It’s been a long road trying to crawl back in the ballgame, but here we are. I recognize we have challenges at trial, but I look forward to trying it,” said Jerry Quinn, the Bruscato family’s attorney. “I’m happy with this big win, but now we have to try to convince the jury.”

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President Mark Huddleston makes guest NH responds to rising appearance at student senate meeting suicide rate by targeting By ALEXIA TSAGARIS Contributing Writer

UNH President Mark Huddleston made a guest appearance the student senate meeting on Sunday, September 11- the first student senate meeting of the year. The meeting started with President Huddleston welcoming back the members of the student senate. The president openly took questions from members of the student senate. Senior Student Body President A.J. Coukos opened the discussion with Huddleston by asking, “What’s on your plate for this year?” Huddleston said the top priority is wrestling the budget, which is no surprise in light of the budget cuts schools all over New Hampshire have been facing. “The state legislature gave us the highest cut in funding in public university history,” Huddleston said. “It is important for the university to move forward and thrive despite the hit we took” After Huddleston left, roll call was taken and the rules of the sen-

ate were explained for those who had not been to a meeting before. The members introduced themselves and the new business was underway. The main points of the meeting were approvals of new senators, council chairs and committee members. This ranged from the approval of a new Greek affairs officer - Andrew Gilbert, representing Alpha Gamma Rho - to the approval of the academic affairs council chair,

Services council chair, Holly McNamara, judicial affairs council chair, Tom Quinney and Alex Sargent, campus council chair, Peter Guyer, community change council chairs, Jill Flieger, and commuter affairs council chair, Anthony Rapp. Each of the new members was asked the same question by the vocal Carter Bascom. “What are you planning on doing if you get the position?” Bascom would ask, followed by, “How did you hear

Huddleston said the top priority is wrestling the budget, which is no surprise in light of the budget cuts schools all over New Hampshire have been facing. Kelly Whittier. All approvals passed unanimously for Section XXXIII of the Student Senate Bill. Only a few were moved for voting until next week. Other approvals included that of external affairs council chair, Peter Duffield, Health and Human

about the position?” Between some notes being passed throughout the room and laughter exchanged, this student senate meeting set the stage for the student senate meetings to come. The student senate meets on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. in McConnell Hall.

sale of firearms, military By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. - Faced with a rising suicide rate, New Hampshire is working with public, private and community partners on a range of initiatives targeting gun shop customers, members of the military and in some cases, individual towns. There were 206 suicides in the state last year, up from 159 in 2009. So far this year, 142 people have died by suicide, putting the state on track to top last year’s total, Dr. Thomas Andrew said at a news conference Monday organized by the New Hampshire Suicide Prevention Council. Those figures put New Hampshire in about the middle when compared to other states, said Andrew, the state’s chief medical examiner, though the latest national data runs only through 2007. While firearms are involved in most suicides, the percentage involving drug overdoses has been rising steadily over the past few years, he said. Despite the increase, Andrew said he remains optimistic given the wide range of efforts focused on suicide prevention, include the creation of a suicide fatality review committee that last year began analyzing the circumstances of each death to identify trends and make recommendations on how to avoid similar occurrences. “All these represent proactive responses to what was once shrouded in the silence born of stigma,” he said. “We’re confident that this (committee), in concert with the work already being done in the

trenches, will bear the priceless fruit of lives saved,” he said. The experts didn’t offer any explanations about why the number of suicides is going up. In recent years, New Hampshire has expanded mental health services available to members of the National Guard to include treatment and support before, during and after deployment. The initiative aimed at gun shop owners and customers is newer: posters outlining suicide risk factors were just sent to stores a few weeks ago. That project came about after three people killed themselves within a week, just hours after purchasing guns. Though that cluster wasn’t the norm, officials estimate that in about 10 percent of the state’s suicides that involve guns, the gun was purchased within a week of the death. A third project focuses on an entire town. Peter Whelley, a school psychologist, described how the town of Moultonborough came together after six residents killed themselves in a single year several years ago. A coalition brought together the health, education and law enforcement communities to improve access to mental health care and to educate the public. The next step will be spreading the model to other towns, he said. “This is not perfect, we’ve had suicides between now and then, but we work very hard at reaching out to people who are victims of suicide, to the survivors of suicide,” he said. “I think it’s important that we all say that this is all our responsibility.”

NH getting $1M federal aid to fix roads Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire is getting $1 million in emergency funding from the federal Department of Transportation to repair roads and bridges damaged by tropical storm Irene. U.S. Transportation Secretary

Ray LaHood announced the aid on Monday. Officials say the remnants of tropical storm Irene caused severe flooding and damage to roads and bridges in northern New Hampshire, particularly in and around the White Mountains.


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Trash 2 Treasure raises a grand total of $11,750 in two days

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Trash 2 Treasure collected trash that students planned to throw out at the end of the school year and sold it at a yard sale opening weekend. By BRIANNA DIAZ Contributing Writer

The student organization Peace and Justice League has reason to celebrate after the recent success of Trash 2 Treasure, an initiative sponsored by the organization, after its first yard sale that took place Aug. 26-27. The goal of Trash 2 Treasure is simple: reduce UNH students’ contributions to landfills each year. The organization hopes to change the process of students’ unwanted possessions from the

cycle of “dorm-dumpster-landfill” to “dorm-storage-dorm.” Its recycling mission includes clothes, books, appliances, and other items a college student might get rid of. The yard sale was a remarkable success, raising a grand total of $11,750 in only two days. “It was a huge success, even though [tropical storm] Irene made us close down early, ” sophomore Emily Spognardi said. Spognardi went on to explain what Trash 2 Treasure has planned for the future - a future

that is looking bright due to its early success.

ness and funds to make the program more efficient. A “Trashion

It was a huge success, even though [tropical storm] Irene made us close down early.”

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The students behind Trash 2 Treasure are planning to put on at least two promotional events this year in order to raise more aware-

Show” will take place Wednesday, Nov. 2. Spognardi also says to “expect something cool in the spring,” though the specifics are

not yet decided. With new credibility, the organization plans to make its dropoff system more efficient, hoping to have drop-off locations in every dorm, as opposed to the mere 10 it started out with. With more accessible dropoff locations, Peace and Justice League members are hoping for more successes in the future, and encourage any who are interested to get involved. Meetings are every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in room 116 in the MUB.



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Fourth annual “Team Hope” Lawyer: Soldier didn’t kill two roommates in Iraq Huntington’s Disease Walk this coming Saturday By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press


The fourth annual “Team Hope” Huntington’s Disease Walk is taking place this coming Saturday, Sept. 17, hosted by UNH’s Campus Recreation Department. Over 100 community members are expected to turn out for a 3.1-mile walk around campus, supporting the quest to find a cure for a disease that affects the lives of over 30,000 people in the United States. Huntington’s Disease is a hereditary, degenerative brain disorder that decreases an individual’s ability to walk, speak and reason, according to the Huntington’s Society of America webpage. For Victor Pisinski, the disease has dramatically changed his life after his wife Althea was diagnosed. “My wife Althea was diagnosed with HD 10 years ago, so the purpose of the walk hits close to home for us. ... The walk is meant to generate ‘awareness’ about Huntington’s,” Pisinski said. “The dollars raised through sponsorships and donations provide monies for research and support for those families in need.”  Since its debut in 2008, the “Team Hope” Walk has averaged between $16,000-$20,000 each year. “I’m pretty confident in the success of this year’s walk,” Pisinski said. “It has gained some good momentum over the years and I am so grateful to the UNH Rowing community and to the Department of Recreation for their continued support. After four years, the walk has taken on a life of its own.” The UNH men’s and women’s crew teams volunteer at the walk and have been a part of the event since its inception. Pisinski, a rower himself, has found the rowing community to be a source of support for him and his wife. “Support of the walk by UNH Rowing has been a wonderful community service to which my family is very grateful,” Pisinski said. “We feel that the N.H. walk has a lot of potential with its connection

to UNH and with the women’s and men’s teams that bring such great energy to the event.” The annual walk in Durham raises revenue that is on par with other walks in the region that have been actively functioning for years. “From a success standpoint, our walk is one of the premier walks,” Pisinski said. “We have been pleased and surprised ... the New Hampshire walk is right up there with the more established walks in New England.” One of the goals of the walk is to reach more people within New Hampshire and to spread more awareness about the disease. This year, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital became a sponsor. “We do feel that the New Hampshire walk has grown and we have worked hard to get the word out,” said Virginia Goolkasian, the New England Regional Development Director of Hungtinton’s Society of America. “Victor and the New Hampshire Huntington’s Disease Society of America walk committee have worked hard each year to [help] it grow.” The walk is held behind UNH’s Whittemore Center Arena. “A huge reason this walk is a success is because of UNH,” Goolkasian said. “Just the fact that we are there [at UNH] makes the walk easier, better and it inspires families.” Registration to participate in the walk begins on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. behind the Whittemore Center. The walk begins around 10 a.m. All are invited to attend and participate in the event.

FORT STEWART, Ga. - The attorney for a soldier charged with killing his two Army roommates and wounding another in Iraq says his client is innocent and should be cleared by forensic evidence. Attorney Guy Womack spoke Monday after his client, Army Spc.

Neftaly Platero, was arraigned on charges of premeditated murder before a military judge at Fort Stewart, where Platero is based. Prosecutors said the 33-year-old soldier from Kingwood, Texas, opened fire last fall after an argument with the three soldiers in the room they shared in Iraq. Womack said forensic tests showed there was no blood or gun-

shot residue on Platero. But the attorney said gunpowder residue was detected on the hands of both of the slain soldiers - 26-year-old Pfc. Gebrah Noonan of Watertown, Conn., and 20-year-old Spc. John Carrillo Jr. of Stockton, Calif. Meanwhile, the Army’s decision not to seek the death penalty was disclosed at Monday’s hearing.


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About 3,500 students crowded the Memorial Field surface and the Whittemore Center on Friday night for the 10th annual Fall Fest, welcoming in the new school year. Fall Fest is an annual event planned to show students what Campus Recreation has to offer, while just having a good time, virtually opening the door to the new season. The festival was a hit with activities ranging from bungee jumping, to interactive trivia, to pie-ing shirtless athletes. Think Fast, an interactive trivia game, was a huge hit, appealing to both participants and onlookers alike. The game involved teams or individuals answering trivia questions using a remote control in a fast-paced, competitive setting. There were brief intermissions that included talent portions. Other events included the Picture Yourself postcard stand, the punt, pass and kick tournament, beanbag tossing, a bouncy house, and a Minute to Win It stand. Clubs representing themselves included crew, tae-kwon-do and the outing club.

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Military jets safely escort NYC and Detroit flights By DAVID N. GOODMAN Associated Press

NEW YORK - Fighter jets scrambled to escort two commercial flights into New York City and Detroit “out of an abundance of caution” after crews reported suspicious activity on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, officials said. The bathroom use by some passengers aroused the suspicion Sunday, but all were released after being questioned by authorities on the ground. On an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles, three passengers who made repeated trips to the bathroom were cleared after the plane safely landed at New York’s Kennedy Airport. Earlier, on a Denver-to-Detroit Frontier Airlines flight, the crew reported that two people were spending “an extraordinarily long time” in a bathroom, Frontier spokesman Peter Kowalchuck said. Police detained three passengers at Detroit’s Metropolitan Airport, but they also were eventually released. In a statement Monday, the FBI said there never were two people in the bathroom at the same time. Asked late Sunday if authorities may have overreacted, airport spokesman Scott Wintner said the airport’s response wasn’t unusual and the same steps would have been taken any other day of the year. “Regardless of why it was triggered, whenever we get a radio call of a security problem on board, our response is the same one we would

have had yesterday, tomorrow,” Wintner said. “We always react as if it’s the end of the world,” he added. “If it isn’t, so be it.” New York, in particular, has been in a heightened state of security after federal officials received a credible but uncorroborated tip of a car bomb plot on the 9/11 anniversary in either New York or Washington. American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith said the plane’s captain never declared a security threat and never asked for law enforcement help. A “security concern” was brought to the airline’s attention and the crew used “normal procedures” to assess the circumstances, he said. The plane landed as planned. “In our eyes, it’s a big nothing,” Smith added. Still, the North American Aerospace Defense Command scrambled two F-16 fighter jets to shadow American Airlines Flight 34 until it landed safely at 4:10 p.m., the Transportation Security Administration said in a statement. On the flight, the men made several trips to the bathroom, and appeared to be giving each other hand signals that were misinterpreted by crew members and at least one passenger, the FBI said. Federal officials determined it was innocent behavior. Two of the men were Israeli and one was Russian, according to a law enforcement official, adding the three were cleared and sent on their way. The official was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The

Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The jets were sent to escort the flight “out of an abundance of caution.” The FBI interviewed passengers and found “no nexus to terrorism,” FBI spokesman J. Peter Donald said in a statement.

“Regardless of why it was triggered, when-

ever we get a radio call of a security problem on board, our response is the same one we would have had yesterday, tomorrow.” Scott Wintner

Airport Spokesman A similar scenario played out on Frontier Flight 623. NORAD spokesman John Cornelio said the agency sent two F-16 jets to shadow the plane until it landed safely. The craft, with 116 passengers on board, landed without incident at 3:30 p.m. EDT and taxied to a pad away from the terminal, he said. The plane was searched, and authorities cleared the aircraft at 5:15 p.m. EDT, according to the TSA. The flight originated in San Diego before stopping at Denver International Airport on its way to Detroit. The FBI said the jets shadowed the Detroit-bound plane for the same reason as in New York “out of an abundance of caution” - and nothing was found during the search. Also Sunday, a GoJet Airlines flight bound for Washington was

US citizen on no-fly list detained after taking cruise to Great Britain By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press

McLEAN, Va. - An Oregon man who traveled to England by boat because of his apparent placement on the no-fly list was detained Monday upon his arrival in Great Britain, according to his family and lawyer. Michael Migliore, a 23-year-old Muslim convert and dual citizen of the U.S. and Italy, had been trying unsuccessfully for months to fly to Italy to live with his mother. Migliore says he was told earlier this year that he is on the no-fly list, though U.S. officials refuse to confirm it publicly. He believes he is on the list because he refused to be interviewed without a lawyer by FBI agents after an acquaintance was charged last year in a plot to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland. He ended up traveling by Amtrak from Portland to New York, where he took a trans-Atlantic cruise that arrived in England Monday. The trip took more than a week. Upon arrival, though, he was apparently detained by British authorities. His mother, Claudia Pasquale, said her son stopped answering his cell phone in the morning, and she later received a call from a British detective who told her that Migliore had been arrested.

“Right now he’s being held for I-don’t-know-what,” his mother said, describing herself as “panicky” upon learning of her son’s detention. Gadeir Abbas, Migliore’s lawyer with the Council on AmericanIslamic Relations, had challenged Migliore’s placement on the no-fly list, saying he had been denied due process. Abbas was writing letters to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and FBI Director Robert Mueller seeking Migliore’s removal from the list. “We don’t know where he is,” Abbas said in a phone interview. Because of his placement on the list, Migliore “was forced to travel like he was living in the 19th century. What was waiting for him on the other side of the Atlantic was more oppression.” Abbas said he is trying to contact British authorities to see if Migliore is being held at U.S. behest. CAIR officials said they have dealt with many cases in recent years of American Muslims wrongly barred from international travel by a government bureaucracy that operates in secrecy with little or no accountability. U.S. officials routinely refuse to confirm whether somebody is on a no-fly list. In court cases where the constitutionality of the no-fly list has been challenged, government lawyers say there is an administrative process available for people who

still on the runway in St. Louis when the pilot returned the aircraft to the gate and requested all passengers be re-screened after crew found paper towels stuffed in a toilet, according to a United Airlines spokesman. GoJet is a regional carrier for United.

are wrongly placed on the list. More broadly, they say placement on the no-fly list does not infringe on citizens’ rights because there is no constitutional right to take an airplane. In the past, U.S officials have said that fewer than 200 U.S. residents are on the no-fly list, though significantly larger numbers are on a broader watchlist that could result in additional screening procedures. A spokeswoman with the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs did not immediately return a call seeking comment Monday. British police in Southampton, where Migliore was detained, could not immediately comment Monday evening. Abbas and Migliore’s mother both say that Migliore’s journey across the country and the Atlantic demonstrates the folly of the no-fly list. While citizens are severely inconvenienced by the inability to fly, little is done to improve national security because, theoretically, a terrorist could just as easily target a train or a cruise ship. Pasquale, though, is adamant that her son is not a terrorist and does not want to harm anybody. While she is Catholic, her son’s decision to convert to Islam at age 18 coincided with his maturation as a young man, she said. She doubted that he would have graduated from college if not for his conversion.

A TSA spokeswoman said all passengers were re-screened, nothing unusual was found and that the plane departed, landing at Washington Dulles International Airport later Sunday night. In Detroit, the three escorted off the Frontier flight in handcuffs included two men and a woman, passenger Ilona Hajdar of Charlotte, Mich., told The Associated Press. The FBI said the three didn’t know each other. One man felt ill and got up to use the restroom and another man in the same row also left his seat to go to the bathroom. The FBI said they never were inside together. “At no time were the three individuals uncooperative with the flight crew,” the FBI said. Hajdar, 27, said she’d been asleep for most of the flight but realized there was a problem when

the plane’s bridge didn’t extend at the gate. The plane then rolled to a remote spot on the airfield. After about a half hour, police SWAT boarded. Fellow passenger Belinda Duggan of Troy, Mich., said the plane taxied by the gate and headed for a remote patch of tarmac. “All of a sudden, a SWAT team went through and saying, ‘Please place your hands on the seat in front of you,’” Duggan said, adding that police had three dogs with them. American Airlines passenger Steven Ciobo said nothing seemed amiss on the flight to New York until he saw police lights on the runway after the plane landed. He said airline workers told passengers to remain seated and that the authorities would meet the plane, and everyone was quiet as air marshals got on board and headed for the back. “To be honest, I think it’s reassuring that there was such a great response from the authorities,” Ciobo said. “If there are people that are stupid enough to do those things on today of all days you wonder what’s going on through their heads. But the fact that there were so many authorities there ... and that it all went so smoothly, I think they did a good job.” The jets intercepted the flight about 100 miles west of New York and shadowed it until it landed, Cornelio said. American Airlines is a subsidiary of AMR Corp. Frontier is a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings Inc.

Vegan couple’s life sentence holds in malnourished baby’s death By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press

ATLANTA - An Atlanta vegan couple whose malnourished 6-weekold son starved to death after they fed him a too-limited diet of soy milk and apple juice will have to serve their life sentences for murder, Georgia’s top court ruled on Monday. The Georgia Supreme Court’s unanimous decision rejected appeals by Jade Sanders and Lamont Thomas. The two first-time parents in their 20s at the time lived in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood. They rushed their infant, Crown Shakur, to the hospital in April 2004 after he began to have trouble breathing. Doctors who couldn’t resuscitate him determined he died because of extreme malnourishment or starvation. Police searching the couple’s apartment found a soy milk bottle, an apple juice bottle and a rancidsmelling baby bottle caked with debris. At the 2007 trial, prosecutors said the soy milk cartons in their apartment stated that it wasn’t to be used as a substitute for baby formula. They also contended that the couple intentionally neglected their child and refused to take him to the doctor even as his body wasted away. He was just 3.5 pounds when he died, about as much as a baby

weighs at 7 months into a normal pregnancy. A jury convicted them of malice murder, felony murder, involuntary manslaughter and cruelty to children. “No matter how many times they want to say, ‘We’re vegans, we’re vegetarians,’ that’s not the issue in this case,” prosecutor Chuck Boring said during the trial. “The child died because he was not fed. Period.” Defense attorneys countered that the parents did the best they could while adhering to the lifestyle of vegans, who typically use no animal products. They said Sanders and Thomas did not realize the baby was in danger until they rushed his emaciated body to the hospital. “I loved my son - and I did not starve him,” Jade Sanders said at her May 2007 sentencing hearing. In her appeal, Sanders’ attorney argued the evidence wasn’t strong enough to support the verdict. And Thomas’ lawyer claimed his trial attorney was ineffective because he failed to call an expert to support his theory that his son’s death was linked to cystic fibrosis and not starvation. But the opinion, which was written by Presiding Justice George Carley, rejected both arguments. The evidence, the justices concluded, was sufficient to find both parents were “guilty of the crimes for which they were convicted.”



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Sept 9 Rebecca Granes, 18, 624 Weathersfield St., Rowley, Mass., Serc A, unlawful intoxication, 11:05 p.m. Matthew Palmisano, 19, 49 Hawkins Glen Dr., Salem, N.H., 03079, Gables C walkway, unlawful possession of alcohol, internal possession, 11:50 p.m. Joshua Bryne, 18, 27 Johnson Road, Newmarket, N.H., 03857, Adams Tower, possession of drugs, 12:14 a.m. Andrew Frank, 20, 258 Post Road, N. Salem N.Y., 10560, Strafford Ave., unlawful possession, 1:15 a.m.

Police log Matthew Nolan, 19, 83 Wagonwheel Trail, Meredith, N.H., 03253, Mast Road, transportation of alcohol, transportation of drugs, fake identification, 1:52 a.m. Andrew Bril, 20, 5 Wildflower Lane, Windham, N.H., 04062, Garrison Ave., criminal trespassing, unlawful possession, 10:56 p.m. Sept 10 Pete Constantino, 52, 11 Bunker Lane, Madbury, N.H., 03820, Janetos House, indecent exposure and lewdness, 11:30 a.m. Sarah Murdoch, 19, 19 E. Highland Ave, Melrose, Mass., 02176, Gables C201, unlawful in-

toxication, 11:37 p.m. Brandon Fall, 18, 28 Glenwood Ave., Dover, N.H., 03820, E Lot, DWI, 7:44 a.m. Warron McCarthy, 20, 181 Topsfield Road, Boxford, Mass., 01910, Gibbs Hall, unlawful intoxication, 1:50 a.m. Peter Martin, 18, 43 Rebecca Road, Scituate, Mass., 02066, Christensen Hall, unlawful possession, 2:48 a.m. Eric Angione, 18, 20 Juniper Dr., Goffstown, N.H., 03045, A Lot, unlawful intoxication, 12:51 a.m. Shane Pounder, 19, 442 Gov.

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Classifieds Wentword Hwy., Moultonboro, N.H., 03254, Main St./Field House, driving while intoxicated, 1:10 a.m. Justin Jacques, 21, 859 Lakeview Ave. #6, Lowell, Mass., 01850, possession of drugs, C Lot, 1:45 a.m. Justin Johnston, 18, 17 Knoll Road, Wolfeboro, N.H., 03894, Christensen Hall, possession of drugs, 2:48 a.m. Sept 11 Kristie Herman, 17, 27 Fisher St., Medway, Mass., 02053, Main St./Garrison Ave., unlawful intoxication, 12:58 a.m.

UN nuke chief to publish new intel on Iran By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press

VIENNA - The head of the U.N. nuclear agency on Monday announced plans to publish new information backing up his belief that Iran may be working on a nuclear warhead - developments that leave his organization “increasingly concerned.” The comments by International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano were significant because it was the first time he revealed plans to release some of the most recent knowledge available to the IAEA leading to such worries. A diplomat familiar with IAEA affairs said Amano would seek permission from the agency members providing intelligence on the alleged warhead experiments before sharing them with the agency’s 35 board member nations. Such new information would likely be detailed in the next report on Iran’s nuclear activities in November or could be shared with board members at a special closed session. The diplomat asked for anonymity in exchange for divulging confidential information. Israel, the United States and Washington’s western allies have

traditionally been the source of most of such intelligence. But Amano last month spoke of “many member states” providing evidence for his assessment and described the information as credible, “extensive and comprehensive.” The U.S. and its allies accuse Iran of using its civilian nuclear program as a cover to develop nuclear weapons. Iran denies the claim and says it only seeks reactors for energy and scientific research. Speaking at the start of a fiveday meeting of the IAEA’s 35-nation board, Amano also reiterated that, despite Syrian denials, a target hit in 2007 by Israeli warplanes was a nearly completed nuclear reactor meant to produce plutonium, which can be used to arm nuclear warheads. At the same time, he announced that his staff would meet with Syrian officials next month to work out an “action plan” allowing Damascus to make good on promises to present new information on the site in its attempts to prove that the structure was a non-nuclear military facility. He also had some positive words for Iran, saying it had demonstrated “greater transparency” than usual, in allowing a senior

IAEA official to tour previously restricted nuclear sites last month. At the same time, Amano urged the Islamic Republic to show more openness on other nuclear issues of concern. The agency, he said, “continues to receive new information” about Iranian attempts to develop a nuclear warhead, adding that he hoped “to set out in greater details the basis for the agency’s concerns” in the near future. Amano had already said he was “increasingly concerned” about possible warhead experiments by Iran in a report made available to The Associated Press earlier this month, when it was also shared with board members and the U.N. Security Council. The phrase “increasingly concerned” - was also used by Amano in his remarks to the board Monday. It has not appeared in previous reports discussing Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons work and reflects the frustration felt by him over the lack of progress in his investigations. In its report, the International Atomic Energy Agency said “many member states” are providing evidence for that assessment, describing the information it is receiving as credible, “extensive and comprehensive.”

The report also said Tehran had started installing equipment to enrich uranium at a new location an underground bunker that is better protected from air attack than its present enrichment facilities. Enrichment can produce both nuclear fuel and fissile warhead material, and Tehran - which says it wants only to produce fuel with the technology - is under four sets of U.N. Security Council sanctions for refusing to freeze enrichment. It also denies secretly experimenting with a nuclear weapons program and has blocked a fouryear attempt by the IAEA to follow up on intelligence that it secretly designed blueprints linked to a nuclear payload on a missile, experimented with exploding a nuclear charge, and conducted work on other components of a weapons program. In a 2007 estimate, the U.S. intelligence community said that while Iran had worked on a weapons program such activities appeared to have ceased in 2003. But diplomats say a later intelligence summary avoided such specifics, and recent IAEA reports on the topic have expressed growing unease that such activities may be continuing.

NLRB Boeing complaint political payback elsewhere in the country. The agency has filed a complaint against Boeing alleging that NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. the plant, which opened earlier this Republican presidential candi- summer in North Charleston, was date Mitt Romney, fresh from pick- built in violation of labor laws to ing up former rival Tim Pawlenty’s avoid unionized labor in Washingendorsement, criticized the Obama ton state. The NLRB claims Boeadministration’s links to organized ing opened the new plant to punish labor, arguing that a National Labor Washington state workers for past Relations Board’s complaint against strikes and wants the company to reBoeing is White House payback to turn the work to Washington. unions. “It’s an egregious example of Touring the aeronautics giant’s political payback where the presinew $750 million plant in South Car- dent is able to pay back the unions olina, Romney drew loud applause for the hundreds of millions of dolfrom about 60 people in the North lars they have put into his campaigns Charleston City Council Chambers at the expense of American workwhen he suggested that any stimu- ers,” Romney said. lus package to boost the economy South Carolina AFL-CIO Presishould include legislation telling the dent Donna Dewitt said that Romney NLRB to drop its Boeing complaint. seems more interested in making poThe package also should block the litical points and supporting Boeing, agency from pursing similar action he company he has reported having By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press

investments in. She said that the NLRB is a neutral, independent agency and is being attacked by Republican politicians simply for asking that Boeing obey federal law. Romney appeared with former Minnesota Gov. Pawlenty, who endorsed his candidacy earlier Monday. Pawlenty, who quit the GOP race last month after a poor showing in the Iowa straw poll, said the former Massachusetts governor is the candidate who “possesses the unique qualifications to confront our severe economic predicament.” Romney said Pawlenty would be a good addition to any national ticket but Pawlenty said he was not interested. The Boeing plant is the single largest industrial investment in South Carolina history and the complaint has drawn widespread criticism from

elected officials, both Republican and Democrat. Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican whose campaign for governor got an early endorsement last year from Romney, has promised Boeing would have complete support from South Carolina. But Romney said that uncertainty about the NLRB complaint has prompted Boeing suppliers to hold off locating in the state. During his appearance, Romney criticized several administration labor policies and said automatic union dues should not be used by unions to pay for politics. “I’m very concerned our president has pursued labor policies that are destructive to industry, to hiring and to job growth,” Romney told the audience. “Those policies are one reason America is having a very difficult time coming out of this economic slowdown.”


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Hurricane Irene shuffles up upperclassmen move in By BRETT FERRELL Staff Writer

On Thursday, Aug. 25, students and faculty alike received emails saying that upperclassman move-in day had been rescheduled from Sunday, Aug. 28, to Saturday, Aug. 27, due to threatening weather. This year’s bumped up movein day certainly shook things up on campus for students - some more than others. Earlier in the week, Dave Danielson, a Residential Assistant in Williamson Hall, opened up his UNH email to find messages from the university concerning the anticipated weather. These emails were sent out to RAs to forewarn the possibility of a move-in day change. They also stated that in the event of severe weather, residents would have to sleep in the hallways and tape up windows in order to be out

of harm’s way. “I got emails every couple of hours it seemed like,” Danielson said. Sophomore Raelyn Carlyle first read about the move-in switch while sitting in the airport in Vancouver, B.C., with a delayed returning flight home. “I was wicked stressed because I didn’t know how I was going to get to school,” Carlyle said. Carlyle had been on a cruise from Vancouver to Alaska the week prior to the start of classes and had planned to return in time for the originally scheduled move-in period. Since there was no Internet on the vessel, word did not reach her until Aug. 28. UNH told students they would not be provided with assistance if they were to move in on Sunday. Carlyle was relegated to moving into her room in Adams Tower West

IBM putting Watson to work in health insurance

presented to you, and based on Associated Press that patients’ medical needs at the moment you’re caring for that paWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - tient,” said WellPoint’s chief mediEnough with the fun and games. cal officer, Dr. Sam Nussbaum. Watson is going to work. Saxena said the WellPoint apIBM’s supercomputer sys- plication would likely be accessed tem, best known for trouncing the from an ordinary computer or world’s best “Jeopardy!” players handheld device. on TV, is being tapped by one of Beer said patients needn’t worthe nation’s largest health insurers ry that Watson will be used to help to help diagnose medical problems insurers deny benefits. If a doctor and authorize treatments. veers from Watson’s diagnosis or WellPoint Inc., which has 34.2 treatment recommendations, the inmillion members, will integrate surer would have a clinician review Watson’s lightning speed and deep the case like it currently does. It health care database into its exist- won’t base a claim decision solely ing patient information, helping it on Watson. choose among treatment options “Ultimately the goal here is and medicines. not denying treatment but getting “This very much fits into the people to the right care,” Beer said, sweet spot of what we envisioned adding that Watson was not defor the applications of Watson,” signed to replace humans. said Manoj Saxena, general manBeer said WellPoint is trying to ager of an IBM division looking offer care providers a tool that helps at how the computer can be mar- lead to better treatment outcomes, keted. which is what the insurer wants to Lori Beer, base reimbursean executive ment on in the vice president future. at IndianapolisNussbaum based WellPoint, said a pilot proagreed. gram will be “It’s really rolled out early a game-changer next year at sevin health care,” eral cancer censhe said. ters, academic Lori Beer medical centers The WellPoint applicaExecutive V.P. at WellPoint and oncology tion will compractices. bine data from WellPoint is the nation’s largthree sources: a patient’s chart and est publicly traded health insurer electronic records that a doctor or based on enrollment. It operates hospital has, the insurance compa- Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in ny’s history of medicines and treat- 14 states, including New York and ments, and Watson’s huge library California. of textbooks and medical journals. Neither party would say how IBM says the computer can much Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM then sift through it all and answer is being paid. Saxena said it’s the a question in moments, providing first money Watson has earned for several possible diagnoses or treat- the company; the $1 million it won ments, ranked in order of the com- on “Jeopardy!” earlier this year was puter’s confidence, along with the given to charity. basis for its answer. Watson’s next jobs will prob“Imagine having the abil- ably also be in health care, but fiity within three seconds to look nancial services and public safety through all of that information, to applications are on the horizon, have it be up to date, scientifically Saxena said. By JIM FITZGERALD

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goal here is not denying treatment but getting people to the right care.”

on Monday, Aug. 29, after finally returning to her home in Westford, Mass., early Sunday morning. “It was an interesting end to my vacation,” Carlyle said.

UNH told students they would not be provided with assistance if they were to move in on Sunday. Victoria Wilson, the hall director for Adams Tower West, had two days to prepare the building before the arrival of 200 residents. “It was a scramble,” Wilson said. Wilson’s staff and moving equipment was hindered because not all of the volunteers were able to

back out of their plans for what was supposed to be a relaxing Saturday afternoon. In all, 85 percent of Adams Tower West residents had moved in by the end of the day on Saturday, and the last of them moved in as late as Thursday. “Given the short notice, everything turned out fine,” Wilson said. The move-in day shift was indifferent for freshmen. Justyn Sterrit, a resident of Williamson, went about his usual business despite the added congestion on campus. “I did not have much of a change of plans,” Sterrit said, adding that he would have done the same thing he did on Saturday even if upperclassmen were not around. Even in Jessie Doe, a dorm for all undergraduates, freshman Jake Poirier did not need the extra day of living amongst fellow freshmen.

“I was settled in better than a lot of upperclassmen,” Poirier said. There was concern regarding how to keep freshmen occupied during the prolonged weekend. “We had a big staff meeting for the hurricane to come up with events for Monday,” Danielson said. Anticipating that weather on Monday would strand students indoors, Danielson and the rest of the Williamson staff had to come up with games and activities to entertain the freshmen. Students made pet rocks in addition to other rainyday activities. There was also concern that upperclassmen would interfere with Freshmen Jukebox at the MUB. However, Sterrit and Danielson reported a fair crowd, abundant with freshmen. “Things turned out fine. They handled it pretty well,” Danielson said.

Case of LA’s stolen Rembrandt intrigues art world By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - On the surface it looked like an open-and-shut case: A pair of thieves drop by an art exhibition at the Ritz-Carlton and, while one distracts a curator, the other snatches a valuable, centuries-old Rembrandt drawing and bolts with it. Apparently finding the small pen-and-ink work by the Dutch master too hot to fence, the thieves have second thoughts. They abandon it, undamaged, at a church on the other side of town. Then the real mystery begins. Three weeks after recovering the framed, 11-by-6 inch drawing called “The Judgment,” authorities aren’t sure whether it really is a Rembrandt or if it even belongs to the art dealer that displayed it with other works at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Marina del Rey. “They have to show us something to prove that they own it, and they haven’t been able to do that,” said Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He said authorities are keeping the alleged Rembrandt under lock and key until the ownership issue is resolved. Officials with the Linearis Institute, which says it owns the work that it values at $250,000, did not respond to phone calls and email messages. However, the institute’s attorney, William Klein, said Linearis purchased “The Judgment,” from a legitimate seller. He said the institute’s officials just don’t want to say who that was. “Things like that really are trade secrets,” Klein told The Associated Press. “We don’t believe we need to reveal trade secrets to get back what is ours.” He acknowledged the institute has no trail of paperwork (called provenance in art-world speak) to prove “The Judgment” really is a Rembrandt. But he added that officials at Linearis believe it is and it shouldn’t matter what authorities think. Art appraisers and other experts have said they cannot find “The Judgment” listed in any cat-

alog or database chronicling the works of Rembrandt, who created hundreds of paintings, drawings and etchings before his death in 1669. The Sheriff’s Department is continuing to investigate the theft, although Whitmore said Linearis officials have told authorities they are not interested in having the people who snatched the drawing prosecuted. “Which I find curious,” he said. Klein said Linearis is most interested at this point in getting its drawing back, although he added that if investigators happen to catch the thieves, “We’d like the Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s office to do anything they need to do that’s in the interests of justice.” Meanwhile, he said he’s hoping to work out a compromise that will allow the drawing’s return. If he can’t he says he’ll take the Sheriff’s Department to court. Even in the art world, where questions about who owns what and how they got it arise frequently, the Rembrandt mystery has evoked curiosity.

“They have to show us something to prove that they own it, and they haven’t been able to do that.”

Steve Whitmore,

Spokesman for the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. It’s not as unusual as one might think for a low-level thief to drop in on an exhibition and grab something, said Anthony Amore, who is head of security for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and co-author of the book “Stealing Rembrandts.” He noted that just a month before the Rembrandt theft someone walked into a San Francisco art gallery and carried out a $200,000

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“The Judgement” by Rembrandt Picasso. Police quickly arrested a New Jersey man they say has been linked to at least a half-dozen other art thefts since June. Works by Rembrandt and Picasso are especially popular targets, Amore said, because everybody has heard of those artists and knows their works sell for huge amounts of money. In the last 100 years, he said, at least 81 Rembrandts have been stolen. What is unusual, Amore continued, is that the institute didn’t immediately come forward with documents to get its painting back. He compared it to someone having a high-end car like a Ferrari stolen and, after police recover it, not immediately producing the ownership documents to reclaim it. “Provenance is the key to authenticating a piece and something like this would have to have some sort of provenance behind it,” Amore said of the paperwork tracing a piece’s ownership, often back to the time it was created. “It’s not impossible, but it’s unusual for an institute, or anybody, to purchase something worth a quarter of a million dollars with no bonafides behind it,” he said. Confirming at this late date if Rembrandt really did the small drawing of a man kneeling before a judge could be difficult but not impossible, said veteran appraiser Mark Winter of Art Experts Inc. of Florida. Doing so would require a side-by-side comparison of the work with an acknowledged Rembrandt drawing from the same period, as well as a search of Rembrandt books and other documents, which could be scattered all over the world. Still, he said, every now and then someone confirms something as the artist’s work.


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erman professor Edward Larkin will be returning to campus this spring and teaching classes next fall, according to an article that appeared on page 5 of today’s issue of The New Hampshire. Perhaps you remember the name. He’s the professor who showed his penis to a mother and teenager in the parking lot of a grocery store. He then proceeded to drive down Route 101 with his genitals hanging out of his zipper as he cruised on his motorcycle. When police pulled him over, his genitals were still hanging out. And, UNH students, this pervert could be your professor next fall. Larkin’s actions are mind numbing. Equally mind numbing, though, are the actions of the Foreign Language Department in the time since the 2009 incident. Just read what Marco Dorfsman, the chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures had to say about Larkin. “While I recognize this is a difficult and awkward situation, I believe we can all get past it and move on to what matters more: teaching, learning and scholarship in our aca-

demic community,” Dorfsman said. “He is an effective and inspiring teacher; I have no concerns about him being in the classroom.” Really, professor Dorfsman? What matters more is teaching? More than a grown man who exposes his penis and shows it to teenage girls in public? Guess where Larkin will be next fall? Surrounded by teenage girls and young women. The thought of that is disgusting. Put yourself in the shoes of a parent sending his or her young daughter to college. A week into her experience, you find out she’s sitting five feet away from a man who pled guilty to indecent exposure three times a week. And what can you do at that point? The department has his back, after all. That’s why we’re recommending that all students boycott his course when he resumes standing in front of classrooms next fall. Perhaps that is what it will take to remove Larkin from the faculty. Don’t blame administration – President Mark Huddleston and Co. tried to dismiss Larkin from his teaching position following his ar-

rest. They cited “professional incompetence, deliberate neglect of duty or moral delinquency of a grave order” as reasons to dismiss the professor. Sounds accurate. Larkin appealed and the case was brought before arbitrator Michael Ryan who decided that Larkin’s act was not delinquency of a “grave order,” and UNH didn’t have the right to dismiss Larkin. If a professor knowingly and deliberately showing his genitals to young women doesn’t count as a “grave order,” it’s frightening to think of what else isn’t “grave” enough. We just hope we don’t have to find out. By not only keeping Larkin on staff, but also allowing him to enter classrooms again, the arbitrator and foreign language department have opened the floodgates to more professor perversion. We hope the department wakes up and has the good sense to pull his courses next fall. And if they don’t, it’s on the students. Don’t sign up for his course. Send the department a message. At some point, they’ll have to realize teaching doesn’t come before

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The moments since 9/11

here are a handful of days, moments really, that I will never forget. I will never forget when my friends and I got sent to the principal’s office in first grade for being too rough at recess. I will never forget certain sporting events I’ve watched or attended. I’ll never forget special moments with my parents and grandparents, my brother’s wedding, or the first time I held my niece. But there are three moments in my life that have forever changed me and everyone I know – both in the way we think and the way we live. The first of those moments was September 11, 2001. Ten years ago. It was fourth period – social studies – and I was in the sixth grade. The teachers decided to tell us about the attacks on the World Trade Center about an hour after it happened. I had never had to think about things outside my own bubble before, but that changed when I saw my teacher frantically making phone calls as we entered the room. Her sister was a flight attendant who was safely grounded in Texas. My teacher brought up CNN. com and showed us pictures of what had happened. We couldn’t even begin to comprehend the situation, why would someone crash a plane into a building? There is one thing that is clear about that day. Whether you are a conservative or liberal, a gun-slinger or a peace-loving hippie, a Christian,


Like a Pro The New Hampshirite a Muslim or an atheist, your life dramatically changed that day. In ways we don’t even realize, or want to realize, our lives have changed. Whether you knew someone involved or not your world had shifted. That day impacted me in more ways than I imagined it could have when I first heard the news and in ways I am still discovering 10 years later. The second moment that I will never forget was the morning of my 13th birthday in 2003. I came downstairs and my parents were watching the news and drinking their morning coffee. It was nothing out of the usual, but something felt different. I looked at the TV and saw that the United States had begun bombing Iraq and “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” which was the “liberty cabbage” way of saying that we were at war. It was the first time in my life where I was old enough to remember or reflect on, my country was at war. As the days passed, the war progressed. Months and years went by and the war had spread. The third moment that I’ll never forget came on an August afternoon in 2010. I had been working that morning and when I got home I opened up my Twitter feed. There was a tweet from WMUR

that said a Kensington, New Hampshire Army Ranger was killed in Afghanistan. I had grown up in Kensington; it is a stereotypical small New Hampshire town growing from farms to big developments where everyone knew everyone, especially when I was younger. I feared the worst and when I clicked the link I saw a familiar face. He had been on my brother’s little league team years before and our moms knew each other quite well. It was the first time, and hopefully the only time, that someone I knew died in war. I had friends who knew him much better than I did, but it still hit me hard. It changed my views and made me question certain things. But one thing is for certain, for as long as America is at war I will always support the troops, no matter what reasons for war our government gives us. I know this is being distributed a few days later, but when I woke up Sunday morning and began writing this, not even with the initial intention of it being a column, I couldn’t get a quote out of my head. It actually comes from rapper Talib Kweli: “Stand tall or don’t stand at all.” Stay classy, not UMassy, The New Hampshirite


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From lowly origins

alse impressions about scientific theories are pervasive throughout society, as most of us are well aware. People cringe at hearing “genetically modified food,” not realizing where a malnourished majority of the world receives its life-saving vitamins. Global warming is touted as fraud, and stem cell research has been stymied for years. The list is large and growing still. Well-funded political and religious groups cloud the central issues to mislead the public into faulty conclusions. This bi-weekly column has two main goals: To take a stand for science by demystifying popular topics, and to highlight UNH-funded student research. This week’s topic is evolution. Proponents of creationism, or its pseudoscience counterpart known as intelligent design (ID), often perpetuate misinformation regarding what is widely considered the most highly-supported scientific theory ever conceived— evolutionary theory. ID is a teleological argument that may, to the unsuspecting reader, appear to be a rational alternative to evolution. It isn’t. One of the first misconceptions arises from a confusion of what the word “theory” means to a scientist versus a layperson. For an idea to obtain the coveted addendum of “theory” in the world of science, it must explain and predict a host of phenomena.

Escaping Entropy Stephen Dunn Substantial evidence both corroborating and apparently contradictory must be accounted for by the theory; no scientific laws may be violated unless the proposed theory revises the law(s) it contradicts. The purpose of a theory is to condense a collection of facts into a model that describes reality. This is precisely what evolution does and intelligent design does not. Here are a few major pieces of misinformation routinely offered as contradictory evidence toward evolutionary theory. “Evolution says that humans evolved from apes.” What evolution says is that humans and chimpanzees likely shared a common ancestor between five and seven million years ago. If you substitute any other animals for humans and apes in the preceding sentence, it quickly becomes apparent that no modern living organism could have evolved from any of its contemporaries. Living organisms must have

evolved from ancestor species, and biologists classify species by their relatedness to each other based upon genetic and fossil evidence. “No missing link has ever been found between apes and humans.” Assuming the speaker meant “the last common ancestor” instead of apes, this statement is still incorrect. Missing links, actually known as transition fossils, can be viewed at museums around the world. Thousands of transitional human fossils have been discovered, leaving little doubt that there were once numerous species within our genus. “Evolution says that life arose spontaneously.” While evolution has much to say regarding the origins of life, it is not intended to be a theory about life’s origins. Secondly, spontaneous generation was disproved in a series of brilliant experiments by Louis Pasteur in the 19th century. Evolution comes under attack by those who seek to impose their inconsistent beliefs upon society. A powerful theory like Darwin’s that explained life without incorporating a divine being was bound to find fundamentalists up in arms. Our generation is witness to a major paradigm shift in thinking about our origins, and I, for one, embrace it.


Stephen Dunn is a senior genetics major. He studies protein-protein interactions of the Src oncogene with Dr. Collins. Send questions, comments, and criticism to

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


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Thumbs up to the feel of fall. It’s finally in the air again. Thumbs down to HoCo’s new soup bowls. Three weeks in and we’re still spilling on ourselves. Thumbs up to football. And beer. And especially the combination of the two. Thumbs down to the Red Sox collapsing. It’s going to be a lot fun watching Tampa host playoff games. Thumbs up to finally having dining dollars again. Now we’re just waiting for you, Dunkin Donuts. Thumbs down to the bookstore. And Durham Book Exchange. Basically, just textbooks. Thumbs up to pumpkin muffins, pumkin beer, and pumpkin pie. Thumbs down to the first full week of classes. Is it Thursday yet? Thumbs up to sunshine.

Thumbs down to a lack of sunbathing on T-Hall lawn. Was new grass really necessary? It’s just going to get trashed again. Thumbs up to having money again after working all summer. Thumbs down to spending all that money on booze. Thumbs up to getting to wear Uggs again. We’ll just pretend we didn’t see the Tom Brady commercial. Thumbs down to 7 a.m. construction. No better way to wake up after a late night at Dimond. Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down are the collected opinions of UNH students, faculty and staff. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of TNH or its staff.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011



The New Hampshire MEN’S SOCCER

UNH remains winless after Wildcats drop two games in UVM-hosted Holly Young Invitational Smith Barney Classic

By ARJUNA RAMGOPAL Contributing writer

This past Friday and Saturday, the UNH Fairfield 3 played host to the Holly UNH 1 Young InviUConn 3 tational VolUNH 0 leyball tournament in Lundholm Gymnasium. The annual tournament is dedicated to Holly Young, a former member of the UNH volleyball team who lost her battle to Ewing’s Sarcoma (a rare bone cancer) in 2008. This year, the competition had four universities: UNH, Indiana State, Fairfield University and the University of Connecticut. Unfortunately for UNH, the competition did not yield the desired results, as the Wildcats had three losses of 3-0, 3-1, and 3-0 to Indiana, Fairfield, and UConn, respectively. Despite the defeats, coach Jill Hirschinger believed the team got better over the course of the tournament. “I think we progressed from Friday night [where] we struggled a little bit and I just think we got stronger as the tournament went on,” Hirschinger said. That improvement was evident during game three against UConn. Despite the fact that UNH failed to win a set during the match, the first two sets remained extremely close, with the Wildcats only losing by four in the first set and five in the second. While a slow start and a heavy run of errors during the third set derailed a comeback, the team kept fighting until the very end. Indiana UNH


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Freshman goalkeeper Kyle Lewis collected a game-high Colgate 2 eight saves in UNH 1 his collegiate debut, but an early opposing goal proved to be enough, as the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 double overtime decision to the University of Massachusetts in the first game of the Smith Barney Classic at Centennial Field. With just 65 seconds remaining in the second overtime period, Bryant Craft scored the game’s lone goal on an assist by Dominic Skrajewski. Craft headed the ball into the net after Skrajewski deflected the ball through a crowd in front of the New Hampshire goal, earning his first tally of the season. UNH’s best chance of the contest came with 4:20 remaining in the second frame when sophomore Ugochukwu Uche fired a shot low, but missed and struck the post. He posted two shots in the contest. Freshman David Schlatter led the Wildcats with three shots, all of which were on goal. In total, UNH tallied eight shots on net. Shots were tied 14 each for the game, while New Hampshire held an 8-to-4 advantage in corner kicks. On Sunday, Schlatter scored an equalizing goal in the 21st minute of play, but UNH fell to Colgate University, 2-1, in the second game of the Smith Barney Classic at CenUMass UNH

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Junior Desiree Ates volleys the ball during one of UNH’s matches in the Holly Young Invitational this past weekend. UNH players kept going for every single ball, even during the third set when there was little-to-no chance of winning. “We still fought as hard as we did, beginning to end,” senior Lauren Laquerre said. The three losses put UNH at 0-11 on the season. The team maintains that they are not focusing on their record right now, however, as there are still plenty of games to be played. “It doesn’t matter, it’s in the past,” senior outside hitter Amy Keding said. “We learn from it. I’d rather have a different record, but I mean it doesn’t matter. Next game we’re going to play just as hard as the first.” Laquerre, another outside hit-

ter, had a different take. “It’s really frustrating,” Laquerre said. “Every single time we put our heart out there, sweat, tears, everything. We’re all really upset with it, but at the end of the day we’re trying really hard, we’re not giving up. We’re still getting to practice every single day, [getting] in early to get the extra reps we need to get a win at the end.” On paper, things look very bad, but with eighteen games to go in the season, including a slate of divisional games, the season is not over yet for UNH. The team’s next game is Tuesday at Harvard at 7 p.m. The Wildcats’ next home game is Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.


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tennial Field. With the loss the Wildcats drop to 1-4 on the season, while the Raiders improve to 4-0-1. Brad Hilton and Schlatter were both named to the All-Tournament Team for their impressive performances throughout the weekend. Hilton set up UNH’s lone goal on a free kick, connecting with Schlatter in the box, as he finished the play, heading the ball into the back of the net to tie the score at 1-1 at 20:53 of the first half. The Raiders struck first in the contest when Steven Miller fired a one-timer from point blank range past Travis Worra and into the back of the net at 18:37. Mike Reidy and Shane Conlin were both credited with assists on the play. With the scored even at 1-1 at the break, Colgate found the back of the net early in the second frame, as Mike Reese punched in an unassisted tally to push the Raiders ahead 2-1. Reese scored the go-ahead goal following a free kick, as he was able to track the ball down in front of the goal and head it into the net at 51:51. New Hampshire outshot Colgate 10-8, including a 7-3 edge in the second frame. The ‘Cats also claimed a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks. Steven Palumbo led the Wildcats with a game-high six shots, while Clint Caso added two shots of his own. Worra finished with a gamebest four saves and Grant Reed compiled three stops in net for the Raiders.


UNH splits pair of games over weekend Evans, Orlando receive weekly conference awards STAFF REPORT the new hampshire

Senior Stephanie Gilkenson scored a goal in the 24th NU 2 minute of the first UNH 1 half to propel the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over the University of Rhode Island Friday evening at the URI Soccer Complex. The win was the first of the still-young season for the Wildcats. Gilkenson recorded the tally when she fired a shot from the top of the box that ricocheted off the underside of the crossbar and into the goal at 23:23. Senior Taylor Finley and freshman Meghan Ledwith were both credited with assists on the play. Rhode Island held a 10-9 advantage in total shots, but UNH put seven attempts on goal compared to just four by the Rams. New Hampshire held an 8-2 edge in shots in the first stanza. Ledwith led the ‘Cats with a pair of shots, both on goal. Freshman Jenna Shaddock also notched UNH 1 URI 0

two shots, putting one on net in the win. Ashley Harris turned away four shots in net for the Rams, while sophomore Erica Correa also recorded four stops for New Hampshire. In UNH’s next game on Sunday, senior Jordyn Krall provided an early goal, but it wasn’t enough, as the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team fell to Northeastern University, 2-1, at Lewis Fields. The loss drops the Wildcats to 1-5 on the season, while Northeastern picks up its first win in three games, improving to 3-4. New Hampshire’s lone tally in the contest came just over a minute into the action when Chelsea Kuss slid a pass across the box to Jordyn Krall, connecting with it on a onetimer that found its way into the left side of the net. The Wildcats set the tone early, as Stephanie Gilkenson tracked down a ball near the top of the box and beat her defender, firing a shot that missed the net, striking the crossbar just 17 seconds into play. UNH held a 1-0 edge at the

break, but Northeastern came out in full force in the second frame, scoring the equalizer just 1:41 into the stanza. Greta Samuelsdottir scored the game-tying goal after receiving a pass from Veronica Napoli at the top of the box, putting a ball into the right side of the net at 46:41. About 10 minutes later the Huskies delivered the game-deciding goal, as Napoli was at it again, scoring an unassisted tally to push the visitors up 2-1. Napoli scored the goal after beating the UNH defense on the left flank and firing a shot past Erica Correa into the center of the net at 57:11. Correa registered a game-high five saves in the loss, while Burnett stopped two UNH shots in net for the Huskies. Northeastern outshot UNH 17-6 in the contest, including a 10-2 edge in the second frame. The Huskies also held the edge in corner kicks by a margin of 8-3. The Wildcats are back in action Thursday, Sept. 15 (4:30 p.m.) when they host Brown University at Lewis Fields.

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University of New Hampshire junior linebacker Matt Evans was named the CAA Defensive Player of the Week and junior wide receiver Joey Orlando was tabbed the CAA Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. The Wildcats’ duo was honored on the heels of UNH’s thrilling 4841, overtime victory at Lehigh on Saturday afternoon. Evans, a member of the preseason CAA All-Conference Team, earned the honor after collecting a career-high 24 tackles, including 17 solo stops and one tackle for loss. It is his fourth career CAA Defensive Player of the Week award. The middle linebacker leads all of FCS football with 38 total tackles, 19.0 tackles per game and 25 solo stops through the season’s first two weeks. The 24 tackles were the

most recorded by a CAA player since Richmond’s Adam Goloboski made 26 tackles against Delaware on Nov. 13, 2004. Orlando notched his first career CAA weekly award after returning a punt 56 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter of Saturday’s victory in his hometown. It was the first punt return for a score by a Wildcat since now-Chicago Bear Corey Graham’s 51-yarder against Stony Brook on Sept. 16, 2006. Orlando also tallied a career-best 166 receiving yards on a careerhigh-tying 10 receptions, scoring on a 17-yard grab in the second quarter that put him over 1,000 receiving yards for his career and on the game-winning 25-yard TD catch on the first play of overtime. Through two games, Orlando leads the CAA in catches (16), receptions per game (8.0), receiving yards per game (107.5) and is tied for second in scoring (9.0 points per game).


The New Hampshire MEN’S HOCKEY

UNH hockey stars: where are they now? By CHANTEL McCABE Multimedia editor

The UNH men’s ice hockey team has been a top-ranked college team every year partly because of the talent recruited by the school. Many former Wildcats have gone on to have tremendous success with their hockey careers. Here is a look at where the top talent is now: James van Reimsdyk: After leaving UNH following his sophomore year, van Reimsdyk has been a valuable part of the Philadelphia Flyers. He scored 15 goals in his first season with the team and 21 goals the following season. Last month he signed a six-year, $25.5 million contract extension with the Flyers. Peter LeBlanc: This summer, LeBlanc signed a one-year contract to play with the Rockland Icehogs, the AHL affiliate team of the Chicago Blackhawks. Many UNH fans remember his impressive goal his junior year in the 2009 NCAA Northeast Regional Final, the overtime game-winner in the UNH’s 6-5 win over North Dakota. Bobby Butler: At UNH, Butler was captain of the team his senior campaign and a Hobey Baker finalist. After switching between the AHL Binghamton Senators and the Ottawa Senators last season, Butler finished with the Binghamton helping the team win the Calder Cup trophy. In 47 games with in the AHL, he scored 22 goals and had 11 assists. On July 14, 2011 he signed a two-year, oneway contract with the Ottawa Senators. Phil DeSimone: In his senior year, DeSimone joined the 100-point club. DeSimone is playing in the Canadiens Rookie Camp, and signed an amateur try-out deal with the team.

Paul Thompson: Earlier this year, Thompson was awarded Hockey East Player of the Year after leading the league in points (52), goals (28), power-play goals and game-winning goals. After his senior season he signed a twoyear, two-way AHL-NHL contract with the Pittsburg Penguins and will start this season with the Wilkes/Barre Scranton Penguins. When asked what helped him develop as a player here at UNH, Thompson said, “It helped me because it gave me four years to mature as a hockey player and a person off the ice.”


continued from page 20 he found Orlando in the front left corner of the end zone. Orlando, who was bumped out of the bounds on the play, was able to come back into the field of play to make the tumbling reception. Matt Evans tallied a careerhigh 24 tackles for a defense that recorded three interceptions, including the game-ending interception by Kyle Flemings at the UNH two-yard line on the final play of the game. Lehigh quarterback Chris Lum went 36 of 54 for 401 yards and six touchdowns in the losing effort. Orlando’s 56-yard punt return for a TD with 12:29 left in the third

quarter increased New Hampshire’s lead to 31-20 following MacArthur’s PAT. It was UNH’s first punt return for a score since now-Chicago Bear Corey Graham’s 51-yarder versus Stony Brook on Sept. 16, 2006. The Wildcats then parlayed their first forced turnover of the season into points when safety Manny Asam picked off Lum at the Mountain Hawks’ 29. Decker went on to hit R.J. Harris (eight catches-107 yards-TD) for a 12-yard touchdown, the first of Harris’ career, with 11:51 left in the third quarter for a 38-20 lead. The Mountain Hawks turned the tables when Sam Laughery stripped Orlando on a punt return, with Tyler Ward recovering at the UNH 11. Three plays later, Lum


continued from page 20 Keene applied and was approved for a grant with the Parents Association to pay for the mound. The total amount granted, according to Keene, was approximately $3,600. The mound is mostly made out of fiberglass and covered with turf on top, according to Keene. On Friday, the Wildcats played against the University of New England’s Nor’Easters. The game marked the beginning of UNH’s fall season and lasted seven innings, with the Wildcats winning 6-5. “The guys were able to hit well, played well and played some

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 good defense,” head coach Mason Roberg said. “It’s good to get a win first game.” Brian Hegarty, a sophomore at UNH who came out to see the Wildcats’ opening game, said he was interested in coming to see more games, despite surprise with the field’s turf. “It’s nice to finally see them at UNH,” Hegarty said. “I’m a baseball fan. I like to see some baseball going on. They had to cancel their season last year so it’s nice to see them back in action.” Hegarty’s friend, Glenn Martin, also a sophomore at UNH, expressed similar interests. “I came because I have a friend on the team who I played with in


high school baseball,” Martin said. “I just wanted to come here and cheer him on and see how the team looked. Plus, this is the first home game since 1996; it’s pretty exciting.” Michael Levy, catcher and another team captain for the Wildcats, was also excited to finally be playing at home. “I’ve played for three years,” Levy said. “It’s great to have students come here and actually support us. Somebody told me that they had more people come here tonight then they have had all year at any sporting events [on the field]. It’s not just our support, it’s friends telling other friends and their support which is good.”


continued from page 20 -son trend of dominating defense, as the Wildcats have yet to allow more than a single goal in each of their first five games. The ability to shut down opponents has been a very important factor in the 5-0 start to the season, and is an area of the game that is a point of pride for UNH. “That’s where our maturity is,” head coach Robin Balducci said. “We got a lot of talent and experience between our goalkeeper and two of our backs who are seniors. Our midfield is very athletic and can defend also.” Early on in the game it was the Wildcat offense that was making noise, swarming the Scarlet Knight defense with numerous shots on goal. Even with a strong push, UNH would score their only goal of the first half with 9:49 left on the clock when Rausch punched in her first goal of the game. The Wildcats didn’t allow many opportunities for Rutgers to get close to the net in the first half, but would give up their only goal off of a penalty corner with no time left on the clock. Allowing the late goal was frustrating for the Wildcats, as it gave the Scarlet Knights hope in a half where they were outplayed by a considerable margin. “You don’t want that ever to happen,” Rausch said. “You always want to leave the half having momentum.” Even with the Wildcats playing a strong first half, the team felt that it left a lot of chances on the table. “In the first half we possessed zipped in a 10-yard scoring strike to Jake Drwal that reduced New Hampshire’s lead to 38-27 with 2:10 left in the third quarter. Lehigh forced a UNH punt and then strung together its longest drive of the game. Lum’s career-high fifth touchdown pass of the day, a fouryard hookup with Keith Sherman, ended a nine-play, 80-yard drive that milked 4:25 off the clock. The PAT failed, keeping UNH’s lead at 38-33 with 11:03 left in the game. The Hawks seized their final lead of the contest when Lum found Drwal for an 11-yard TD on a 4thand-3 with 4:35 left in the fourth. After a successful two-point conversion, staking Lehigh to a shortlived 41-38 lead. After receiving the game’s opening kickoff, UNH marched 65

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Hayley Rausch maneuvers through a pair of Rutgers defenders on Saturday afternoon. Rausch scored two goals in the game, including the gamewinner in overtime. the ball most of the time so we should have come up with more,” Kyle Lyons, who had an assist on the game winner, said. “We had a lot of opportunities we just didn’t finish earlier.” The second half of the game was much more even-paced as both teams had chances to break the 1-1 tie. Solid defense, great saves and a bit of luck kept both teams deadlocked heading into the final period. Rausch’s two goals were her eighth and ninth on the year as she continues to lead the Wildcats in points and is a vital part of the team’s success going forward. “She’s amazing,” Balducci said. “The kid has a phenomenal nose for the cage. She has a great stick. She’s big strong and athletic. She has all of the characteristics to

be an All-American.” Balducci went on to say that the combination of Rausch and fellow stand out Whitney Frates gives the Wildcats a strong mix of finesse and grit to help guide the UNH to victory. Although UNH is off to its best start in 27 years, the Wildcats are not letting its record get to their heads . “We don’t really think about it beforehand,” Rausch said. “We always come in thinking that it’s 0-0.” UNH went on to defeat Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H. on Sunday, improving its record to 6-0 on the young season. The Wildcats will next face Holy Cross on Friday. Gametime is set for 7 p.m. at Memorial Field.

yards on nine plays and scored the game’s first touchdown when Decker bootlegged for a scoring run on 3rd-and-goal from the 2-yard line. Lehigh answered right back, orchestrating a seven-play, 64-yard scoring drive on its initial possession. The Lum-to-Barket connection would gave the Mountain Hawks their first lead of the contest with 4:06 left in the first quarter when the backpedaling signal caller lofted a fade to the running back along the right sideline for a 10-yard touchdown. Wildcat defensive tackle Jared Smith blocked the extra point attempt, holding Lehigh’s lead at 13-6. The Wildcats went back on top, 14-13, by engineering a 14play, 75-yard drive on their next

possession. Decker finished off the drive with his second score of the day, spinning away from a tackle on a two-yard touchdown rush. Once again, though, the Mountain Hawks moved back in front by putting together a seven-play, 78-yard drive. But UNH answered again, going 70 yards on eight plays, culminating with Decker, rolling to his left, finding Orlando in the end zone for a 17-yard scoring pass that permitted UNH to recapture the lead, 21-20. Orlando went over the 1,000-yard receiving mark for his career with the touchdown grab. The Wildcats have a bye next weekend followed by their CAA opener against the University of Richmond at Robins Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 24, beginning at 3:30 p.m.


Tom Brady was certainly terrific on Monday night, as the Patriots QB passed for 517 yards against the Dolphins, fifth-most in a single game in NFL history.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The New Hampshire


Play ball!

Baseball returns to Durham for the first time in 15 years By ANDY GILBERT STAFF WRITER

The UNH baseball team played on campus last Friday night, its first time doing so in fifteen years. The team, a sports club, had been playing at other venues in the time between 1996 and last Friday, such as St. Thomas of Aquinas High School in Dover, as substitute for not having a home field on campus. Now that has changed. But for fans of baseball, the field of choice may come as a bit of a surprise; not for its location as the Student Rec Field, but rather the turf that makes up the field. Listed as “A-Turf Mono” on the University of New Hampshire’s campus recreation website, this synthetic turf covers the entirety of the large rectangular field. A combination of normal Astroturf and recycled bits of rubber, baseballs bouncing off it appear as

if they are hitting an old mat, kicking up dust with every hit. That dust, however, is the rubber scattered loosely throughout the Astroturf which gives it the bounce. But players seem to be adjusting well. “As a fielder you got to love it,”said Matthew Keene, senior and first baseman for the team. “You’re not going to get any funky hops [when the ball bounces of the field], it’s all good hops.” Keene is more than just a first baseman. He has also been president of the team since his freshman year and is one of its captains. He has been a driving force in making a home field on campus a reality. “This has been a long time coming for me,” Keene said. “Until this year, it was all on me. I busted to get fields in Somersworth, Newington, Portsmouth, wherever.” But the turnout of about sev-


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Junior second baseman Geoff Gallo throws the ball during the UNH’s first home game in Durham since 1996. UNH beat UNE 6-5. enty fans Friday night made all of Keene’s efforts worth it for him. So why did it take fifteen years to play back at home? At least in recent years, the problem, according to Keene, resided in a mound. “We always wanted to play here,” Keene explained, nodding his head back to the field. “But

we couldn’t get a mound in. I did a lot of research, and had others do research for me, and we found a mound that was game approved.” Following the discovery of a game-approved mound that could be easily moved on and off the field, BASEBALL continued on page 19

Rausch’s overtime goal UNH picks up first win lifts ‘Cats over Rutgers of season in OT thriller By RYAN CHIAVETTA




In a tightly contested game between the UNH field hockey team and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 70 minutes of regulation wasn’t enough time to determine the victor. Luckily for the Wildcats, they didn’t have to wait long in overtime to keep their winning streak alive. Hayley Rausch scored her second goal of the game only 2:56 into overtime to secure a 2-1 win over the Scarlet Knights at Memorial Field on Saturday. The victory improved the red-hot Wildcats to 5-0 to start their season. It is the first time UNH has started the season 5-0 since 1984. The win came on a day where

Playing in front of his hometown fans, Joey Orlando scored a career-high three touchdowns, including the 25-yard gamewinning reception in overtime, to lift the No. 13/16 University of New Hampshire football team to a 48-41 triumph over No. 14/14 Lehigh on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Stadium. Orlando notched a career-best 166 receiving yards on 10 catches, matching a personal best. The junior wide receiver also recorded a 17-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter that put him over 1,000 career receiving yards and returned a punt for a touchdown in the third quarter.

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Hayley Rausch defense was the theme of the game, as both teams gave stellar efforts to keep each other from scoring for the majority of the affair. The strong defensive effort from UNH continues the early seaRAUSCH continued on page 19


Sunday, Hanover, N.H.




OT, Saturday, Bethlehem, Pa.

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UNH (1-1, 0-0 CAA) evened its record by winning its first overtime game since Nov. 18, 2006, at Maine. Lehigh (1-1, 0-0 Patriot League) suffered its first defeat despite rallying from an 18-point, second-half deficit to grab a 41-38 lead with 4:35 remaining in regulation. The Wildcats forced overtime when Mike MacArthur booted a 35-yard field goal with 3:23 left in regulation. Kevin Decker registered the first 300-yard passing game of his career, completing 23 passes (career-high matching) in 34 attempts for 330 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing for a pair of two-yard touchdowns. Decker’s final throw of the day came on the first play of OT, when FOOTBALL continued on page 19

Also:W,2-1(OT)vs.Rutgers(Sat.) MEN’S SOCCER (1-4)

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Smith Barney Classic Sunday, Burlington, V.T.

Also: L, 1-0 (OT)vs. UMass (Fri.) WOMEN’S SOCCER (1-5)

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Sunday, Durham, N.H.

Also: W, 1-0 vs. URI (Fri.) VOLLEYBALL (0-11)

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Saturday, Durham, N.H.

Also: L, 3-1 vs. Fairfield (Sat.) L, 3-0 vs. Indiana St. (Fri.)

IN THIS ISSUE -See where some former UNH hockey stars are now in their careers. Page 19

Issue 02, Sept. 13, 2011  

Issue 2 of The New Hampshire, Volume 101.

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