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Wildcatessan continues to revise its business model as problems persist between workers and late-night customers.

Women’s hockey dominated the UConn Huskies, 4-0, on Monday night in the Whittemore Center. Page 20

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Mazzaglia prosecutors granted extension

NEMO FINDS UNH

By CORINNE HOLROYD JULIE FORTIN/STAFF

Campus was blanketed with 22 inches of snow between early Friday morning and Saturday afternoon. The university curtailed operations for what now marks the second-largest snowfall in New Hampshire history.

Winter storm hits Durham, snows in campus By PHOEBE MCPHERSON DESIGN EDITOR

Nemo found UNH this past weekend as the campus became blanketed in not a just sheet but a thick quilt of the class-stopping white stuff brought by the blizzard. The storm dropped the second-biggest snowfall in New Hampshire history, according to meteorologist Kevin Skarupa of WMUR-TV. The largest was in 1888, with an average 27.3 inches of snowfall throughout the state. Official measurements from the town of Durham indicate that 22 inches fell. Winds during the storm were reported to have reached over 50 mph. Executive Director of Public Safety Paul Dean said he knew the storm was going to have a significant impact on the campus thanks to the National Weather Service. “The info was pretty solid,” he said. When the snow did hit, there were no complications, as mostly everyone heeded the warnings to stay off the roads. Labor Ready, a company that provides temporary employment, coordinated with the university to bring volunteers to campus who shoveled the snow from all the walkways, staircases and ramps. “UNH facilities did an amazing job clearing off all that snow,” Dean said. “It couldn’t have gone any better.” While no power outages occurred, the campus came to a snail

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Students enjoyed the day off on Friday by sledding, skiing and snowboarding down Library Hill in the fresh powder.

Cricket infestation bugs Devine residents By JOEL KOST STAFF WRITER

There are many things students can expect to see in their room when they return from class or a meal. Three hundred crickets probably isn’t one of them. On Jan. 29, an estimated 200 to 300 crickets, which were supposed to be food for a pet bearded dragon, found a way out of their box and spread out over the entire second

floor and parts of the first floor of Devine Hall. The owner’s friend, who lives in Devine and asked to remain anonymous, was watching the lizard when it happened. According to the student, his friend stopped by his room with the bearded dragon and a box full of 1,100 to 1,200 crickets. Both the lizard and crickets were purchased at the New England Reptile Expo in Manchester. The expo sells crickets in wholesale quantities. “I didn’t think much of it until I asked how many crickets were in the box,” the student said. “Did I mention that I really didn’t

like crickets, bordering on phobia? But he said it would be fine and nothing would happen.” Unfortunately, something did happen. The crickets presumably pushed through a poorly-taped air vent while the student was away from his room. “So then chaos ensued,” he said. Kellen Story, hall director of the Upper Quad, received complaints from residents about finding crickets in their rooms. When he

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The Strafford County Superior Court has granted a request made by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office to extend the indictment period for Seth Mazzaglia, 30, accused of murdering UNH commuter student Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott, until April 18. The request, made by Assistant Attorney General Peter Hinckley, said “the state still requires time to complete certain investigative steps and continue to interview potential witnesses so that it may present the grand jury with the most complete picture possible in SETH MAZZAGLIA support of the indictments ultimately to be presented.” New Hampshire’s current indictment policy, implemented in May 2004, is that the state must prosecute within 90 days of arrest or file a motion asking for an extension, along with reasons for the extension. This is the second extension granted to the prosecution for this case – the first was made in early January, giving the prosecution an extension into February. Hinckley mailed the most recent request on Jan. 28, which asks for an extension until April. Mazzaglia’s defense had until Friday, Feb. 1 to make a written response to the request. The defense wrote an objection, but the court still decided to grant the extension. Since the last extension, investigators have conducted additional interviews. On Dec. 24, 2012, officials made an additional arrest – that of Kathryn McDonough, 19, for conspiring with the defendant “to hinder the investigation.” The state has also begun to provide the defense with more than “1,200 pages of police reports, laboratory reports, witness interview transcripts and other

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Contents

Late-night Wildcatessen changes

The New Hampshire

New management at the Cottages

4 Wildcatessen takes steps to eliminate theft by reworking its policies.

University Professor title awarded

9 The Cottages of Durham were recently bought by American Campus Communities, bringing new management and various other new opportunities.

UNH draws with Providence

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11 Professor Kinner has been recognized for her excellence in teaching and was awarded the title of University Professor last November.

‘Cats Sign New Athletes

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Field hockey head coach Robin Balducci says the newly signed recruits will contribute to the team immediately.

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continued from page 1 documents, as well as a dozen disks containing audio recordings and digital data.” The Attorney General’s office is also waiting for lab results to return as a part of its case. “The state needs to consider all facts of the case fully to assess what particular homicide charges and additional charges to be brought before the grand jury for its consideration,” Hinckley wrote. Marriott, 19, was last heard from around 10 p.m. on Tuesday,

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Many students braved the weather this past weekend to enjoy the fresh layer of snow around campus.

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continued from page 1 crawl as students began to dig out their cars, venture to friends’ dorms, and, of course, sled down Library Hill after the storm had passed. One of those students was Jake Moyer, a sophomore. On Saturday night, he and his friends, equipped with newly-bought sleds, headed over to the hill. “We did a pretty good job of roughing it out,” Moyer said. There, he witnessed a group of girls sledding on cardboard boxes. “It actually works,” he said. “They didn’t go as far or as fast, but it worked.” Two students used the infamous dining hall trays to sled. “They were going down on their stomachs like penguins,” Moyer said. Junior Alicia Salafia said she slipped and slid just as much while traveling from one dorm to the other. “We were going back to Hetzel from the Mills,” she said. “I tried to run in the snow, but I just fell. I hit a slippery patch and I just went down.” Hetzel resident Robyn Levine works for UNH Dining Services at Holloway Commons. She ended up picking up extra shifts to help with

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continued from page 1 went to investigate, he found a trail of white crickets leading to hundreds of insects on the second floor. “They came out and they just went everywhere,” Story said. “Walking up there, it was kind of surreal.” The student was out of his dorm when the crickets escaped, and he rushed back to Devine when he received a text message from his friend saying that Story (mistaken to be the police) was in his room. The student’s reaction was very similar to Story’s. “Getting back to the dorm was surreal. Most of the doors near my room had towels or shirts blocking them,” he said. “Mine had a whole

those who had called out due to the storm. But even she had trouble getting to the MUB one day. “I walked towards Main Street sidewalk and the snow was still up to my, like, leg… and I could not walk and I was really stressed out,” she said. Holloway Commons had many of its employees stay in hotels Friday night in order to make it back the next day. Some worked up to 14-hour shifts. Sophomore Morgan Palmer spent his Saturday night DJing for WUNH from 3 to 6 p.m. But, like many on campus, he did venture out afterwards. He was surprised by how many students toughed it out and walked up and over mounds of snow. “The show goes on,” he said. Off-campus residents spent much of their time digging themselves out, or helping others dig out. Marisa Abrahams resides in Newmarket and works for the hospital there. The ambulance she worked with had to call in for its own rescue over the weekend. When responding to medical calls, her team was unable to take stretchers to rescues and had to have the fire engine come and help. “It (the fire engine) had to dig the walkways to the houses so we could get the stretcher to get the people,” she said.

Students such as Dover resident John DeGennaro found despair in digging out their cars. Snow drifts left his car almost completely buried and he was left unearthing — or, rather, snowing — it. “I had to shovel … for a total of an hour and a half,” he said. Abrahams had tried to stock up on food at the local Market Basket but decided against it once he witnessed the mob of people trying to buy food. “There were two groups of people,” she said. “The people buying essentials, and the people buying beer.” Regardless of students’ choices on how to tackle Nemo, the campus has dug itself out and continued on. But yesterday morning, students’ hopes rose again when snow began to fall thickly, leaving an inch or so on top of the already deep drifts. “I’m hoping for the text… for curtailed operations,” Abrahams said. “Tomorrow is a busy day.” But by midday, temperatures rose significantly enough to cause the precipitation to change to rain. According to Skarupa, temperatures are expected to stay in the mid-to-upper 30s for the entirety of the week. In the extended forecast, a new storm looks to be in the works for late next week.

pile to itself.” The student voluntarily spent roughly six hours going around the floor catching and disposing of all the crickets he could find. According to Story, some students are still finding dead crickets lying around, but the situation was taken care of for the most part on the same day everything happened. The student said that he has been hearing about “crickets in the upper quad” fairly often since the whole event happened. While no one has directly confronted him about it, he has heard that people were initially upset about the whole fiasco. “I was told everyone was complaining about it on Facebook and the like,” he said. “Nobody seems angry, but they aren’t rushing out to ask what happened or why either.”

The UNH Department of Housing has strict rules about keeping pets in the dorm room. According to its website, “Pets or animals of any kind, except non-dangerous fish, are prohibited in University Housing. One ten-gallon tank containing fish is allowed per room.” Since the crickets did not damage anything in Devine, the student is not being charged. But he did violate the university policy for pets, so he is responsible for creating a floor bulletin board on why having pets in the dorm rooms is bad idea for both the animals and the residents. The bulletin board will be up by the end of the month. “I had no intention of letting this happen, and I ended up breaking a rule for a less than worthwhile reason,” the student said. “But no, I really didn’t do this on purpose.”

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Oct. 9, 2012 when she texted a friend saying she was going to visit friends in Dover. Officials have yet to recover her body. Mazzaglia is currently being held without bail at the Strafford County House of Corrections in Dover and has been charged with second-degree murder. According to multiple news outlets, McDonough was Mazzaglia’s girlfriend at the time of Marriot’s murder. She was released on $35,000 bail in January. She is required to live with her parents in Portsmouth under a curfew and cannot have any contact with Mazzaglia.

Three dead in courthouse shooting in Delaware By RANDALL CHASE Associated Press

WILMINGTON, Del. — Motivated by a years-long custody dispute, a gunman opened fire Monday morning in a Delaware courthouse lobby just as the building was opening to the public for the day, exchanging shots with police and leaving three people — including the shooter — dead, authorities said. “It happened so fast,” said Jose Beltran, 53, an employee at the New Castle County Courthouse who was entering the lobby when he heard two shots. He said he turned around and heard three or more shots as he ran. Delaware State Police Sgt. Paul Shavack said the suspected gunman and two women are dead. Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams said in a phone interview that one of the women killed was the shooter’s estranged wife, but Shavack said police had not confirmed that was the case and cautioned against information from other sources. Shavack said did not say how the gunman died. He said two police officers suffered non-lifethreatening injuries. Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden said at an afternoon news conference that the shooting was not a random act of violence but the result of a custody dispute. “It’s developed out of a long, over the course of many years, custody dispute in the courts of this state,” he said. Earlier, Shavak said the gunman opened fire before he passed metal detectors in the lobby. Chick Chinski, 62, of Middletown said he was entering the courthouse to report for jury duty when he heard popping sounds. “It didn’t sound like gunfire first at all,” said Chinski, adding that he saw the gunman pointing his weapon. He said it seemed that the shooter deliberately targeted the two women who were shot as they stood in the middle of the lobby. “Absolutely,” he said. “It’s right what he went after when he come in the door. That’s exactly what he did instantly.” Chinski said that earlier, he shared an elevator with the gunman and others from the parking garage. The gunman was quiet and did not appear agitated, Chinski

said. In the hours after the shooting, dozens of police cars and emergency vehicles were on the streets surrounding the courthouse. Police searched the courthouse room by room as a precaution. Dick Lawyer works part time across the street at the law office of Casarino, Christman, Shalk, Ransom & Doss and said his office building was on lockdown for a few hours, starting about 8:15 a.m. The shooting occurred about five minutes earlier. He said he and colleagues were shaken at first but calmer hours later. “We have a couple of people whose relatives work at the courthouse,” said Lawyer, who works as a document management specialist for the firm. He said the parking garage in the basement of the building — called the Renaissance Center — was still on lockdown as of 3:20 p.m. Robert Vess, 68, dropped off his wife, Dorothy, 69, for jury duty at the courthouse Monday morning. He said it wasn’t until after 10:30 a.m. that she was able to call him and let him know she was safe. Vess said his wife, who works as a baker at a grocery store, was crying when she called, but he thought she would be all right. “She had said, ‘If I had my way, I’d do jury duty every day,’ but I don’t think so after this,” Vess said. A news release from the state court administrator said the county courthouse would be closed Tuesday for the investigation and repairs. “The violence today has saddened and horrified all of us,” Delaware Chief Justice Myron T. Steele said in the statement. “I know I can speak for our entire judiciary in thanking the Capitol Police for risking their lives to protect as many of our citizens and employees as they could.”

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Wildcatessen struggles to find solution to late-night issues By ABBY KESSLER STAFF WRITER

After tweaking the business model several times in order to curb theft, Wildcatessen is now struggling to find solutions for inappropriate behavior from late-night customers that are causing some employees to feel unsafe. Wildcatessen has made several changes since its renovation six years ago, when administration turned the hole-in-the-wall grease joint into a popular late-night destination. Most recently, administration was forced to separate the store into two sections, one entrance for convenience store goods and the other for hot food items, in an attempt to reduce theft incidents. Customers are now barraging through the makeshift crowd-control stanchions that act as a divider between the two separate stores. Since the change was made in the fall, students have begun climbing over the divider instead of walking outside the door and into the second entrance. Andrew Porter, retail area manager for UNH dining services, said that although the division has lessened instances of theft, it is now causing friction between employees who are attempting to enforce the two-part model and customers who are attempting to cross the divide. “We are seeing inappropriate behavior from customers who are taking advantage of the service and belittling the staff,” Porter said. Last weekend, the problem got

so out of hand that Porter received two separate emails from disgruntled employees who felt unsafe during late night because of rowdy customers. Due to the behavior, administration is again revising its business model and closing the convenience store at 1 a.m. so that staff members can focus their attention on the takeout portion of the store during latenight hours. Adam Sprague, supervisor at Wildcatessen, commented that last Friday he became concerned with the safety of his co-workers because of the sheer number of people that mobbed the joint. “It was crazy. That is the only way to describe it,” Sprague said. “I am lucky in the sense that when I need to be intimidating, I can, so I wasn’t concerned with my own safety, but I was definitely worried about my co-workers at times.”

Sprague said that when Wildcatessen is mobbed with people it is not uncommon for conflicts to escalate within the store and for fights to break out just outside of the entrance. “I think one of the main problems is that students don’t view this as a store. Some people think that they have paid for the food through tuition bills so they act in a way that they wouldn’t in any other store,” Sprague said. “They also don’t think that there are as strict of consequences for some reason. But stealing from this store is the same as stealing from any other one.” Sprague noted that the only way he can foresee the issues working themselves out is by cutting latenight service entirely. “I think it is the only way that students are finally going to take us seriously. It’s the only way inappropriate behavior is going to stop,”

“I think it is the only way that students are

finally going to take us seriously. It’s the only way inappropriate behavior is going to stop.”

Adam Sprague

Supervisor, Wildcatessen Porter estimated that around 300 to 375 people purchase items at Wildcatessen on any given Friday or Saturday night between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m.

Sprague said, hesitantly looking at Porter while talking. “I don’t want to say it, but unfortunately, I think it is the only way.” The move would be an unpopu-

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After much deliberation, Wildcatessen may have to shut down its late-night food service. lar one, of course. Wildcatessan is the only nonpizza restaurant open after 1 a.m. and the only one open on campus. “I think it should definitely stay open,” sophomore Josh Blake said. “The reason is it does a service to the campus. People are going to drink, and when they drink it offers drunk people food, which helps them sober up. Maybe someone had a steak hoagie and it prevented them from getting alcohol poisoning. “I think it just needs regulating. People have to be held accountable.” Porter agreed that if the problem didn’t improve, Wildcatessen would have to stop catering to the late-night crowd and cut its hours back to 1 a.m. to entirely avoid the sweep of people returning from the bars. “There is no way that everyone who is coming into Wildcatessen is creating this problem. It is only a small percentage of students who are ruining the service for everyone else,” Porter said. Porter said that his biggest fear was that a conflict would arise within the store and create an unsafe environment for the employees. “We want to be open, we want to serve students. But we don’t want to create an environment that is hard

for employees to run, gets students into trouble with the police and is a hassle for administrators,” Porter said in a prior interview this fall. However, before Wildcatessen slashes its hours completely, the store will work to reinforce the makeshift division it was forced to build as a result of widespread theft issues. “From a business standpoint, the division of stores was a bad move, but we are having to find a balance because people are taking advantage of the services we are providing,” Porter said. He said that although construction projects are being discussed to build a permanent barrier or gate between the two sections of the store that the process will not start until summer and until that time, Wildcatessen will have to continue tweaking its business model in order to find a combination that works for everyone. “We just haven’t found the right balance yet,” Porter said. “From a business standpoint as well as a customer service standpoint, we want to make this the safest place for everyone. We are trying to be proactive with this issue or else it is only going to ratchet higher and higher until it is unsafe for everyone.”

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1. MORE THAN 650,000 LOST POWER IN NEW ENGLAND Even the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth, Mass., had to shut down and turn to backup generators. 2. GUSTS HIT 82 MPH, BUT OUTAGES COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE With leaves gone, damage to power lines from falling branches was less than it might have been. 3. AT LEAST SEVEN PEOPLE HAVE DIED The deaths include three in Canada and an 11-year-old boy who died in Boston of carbon monoxide in a running car as his father tried to shovel it free. 4. MORE THAN 3 FEET OF SNOW FELL IN CONNECTICUT Maine and Long Island recorded 30-plus inches, with Massachusetts and New Hampshire not far behind. 5. IT WAS ALL TOO MUCH FOR THE POSTAL SERVICE “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers...” was canceled when New Eng-

land delivery was halted. 6. AIR TRAVEL IS COMING BACK Flights started landing at JFK Saturday morning, and Boston’s Logan hopes to open partially by 11 p.m. 7. WHERE SNOWMOBILES BECAME RESCUE VEHICLES Despite warnings and highway closings, hundreds of drivers were stranded on Long Island. 8. HOW SANDY VICTIMS WERE HIT AGAIN Staten Islanders without power had only a tent shelter and tarps for protection. 9. NBA ROAD TRIPS WERE EXTENDED The Knicks were stuck in Minnesota, the Spurs hunkered down in Detroit and the Brooklyn Nets took the train home from Washington. 10. YES, MICHAEL KORS WORE UGGS TO FASHION WEEK “I came in looking like Pam Anderson,” the designer joked after trading up for black leather boots in New York.


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Works Bakery customers targeted by cyber thieves By RACHEL FOLLENDER STAFF WRITER

On Friday, Feb. 1, The Works Bakery Café headquarters in Keene announced its cooperation with federal authorities in the investigation of the cyber theft that resulted in multiple customers’ debit and credit card numbers being stolen, according to a press release published on the same day. “It was a serious enough threat that they took immediate action,” The Works’ public relations representative Paul Young said. “Because they acted immediately, they were able to limit the number of card numbers that were stolen.” Young said that The Works has never stored any credit or debit card information and that the breach was a result of cybercriminals using malware to target the company. He couldn’t say exactly where and how many card numbers were compromised out of the franchise’s six locations, but said that there had been no reported card thefts from its branch in Portland, Maine. There have, however, been a number of recent cases in Durham in which people have had hundreds of dollars stolen from their banking accounts. Priscilla Tengdin, a UNH sophomore, said she had close to $1,000 stolen from her checking account and believes that her debit card number was one of the ones stolen from The Works’ computer system. “I’m a regular customer there,” Tengdin said. “And the money was stolen from my account the same week all of this happened.” Tengdin said that two of her neighbors, with whom she frequents The Works for morning bagels, each had hundreds of dollars stolen from

their accounts as well. Young said that the reason the technical breach was made possible is still unknown. “I think that they (The Works) have very stringent control on their computer systems,” Young said. “Like any other crime, criminals have found out a way they can make money.”

“The company has worked with the government and IT specialists, and it is totally fine to use a debit or credit card at any of the locations again.”

Paul Young

The Works Public Relations Representative

Although cybercrime has been increasing among small businesses in recent years, some IT experts feel that it is partially due to companies not properly updating their anti-virus software. IT Director at Neoscope Technology Solutions Tom Duprey said that the key is to be vigilant and stay one step ahead. “Typically, a lot of small business owners will tend to, by no fault of their own, not keep their virus definitions up to date,” Duprey said. “I think they should look at their current anti-virus and anti-malware situation and find a vendor such as ourselves to see where they’re at,

where they should be, and see where the gap is so they can fill it.” Located in Portsmouth, Neoscope is an IT service provider that supports small- to medium-sized businesses in the Seacoast area. Duprey said he frequently sees situations where computer systems are hacked, usually due to a lack of proper IT support service. Young said the technical issues have been resolved and the incident has not negatively impacted business. “The important thing is that things are fine now,” Young said. “The company has worked with the government and IT specialists, and it is totally fine to use a debit or credit card at any of the locations again.” While Tengdin has resolved the missing funds in her account with her banking provider, she said she is reluctant to use her debit card at The Works again. “I love The Works, and I will continue to be a customer,” Tengdin said. “But I will only be paying in cash from now on, and I know my neighbors will, too.” How the computer breach will impact future business of the franchise remains to be seen. As of now, the company is operating without issue, which its representatives attribute to its loyal communities. “I cannot overstate the importance which I place on the relationships I have built with our customers over the more than 20 years I have run this business,” said company president Richard French in a statement released on Feb. 1. “We look forward to continuing to provide our customers with great food and excellent service for decades to come.”

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The Works Bakery Café is being investigated for credit and debit card infringement after federal authorities were notified that their system had been hacked.

Former Fla. GOP chief pleads guilty before trial of theft and laundering By MIKE SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATED PRESS

ORLANDO, Fla. — The criminal trial of former Republican Party of Florida chair Jim Greer had promised to be embarrassing for party leaders, rising Republican star Marco Rubio and former Gov. Charlie Crist, who is contemplating a new political future as a Democrat. But Greer’s guilty pleas on Monday to four counts of theft and a single count of money laundering ended the trial before it even started and ensured that some state GOP secrets will remain confidential, at least for the time-being. “There were a number of people who did not want this trial to go forward and the trial isn’t going forward,” Damon Chase, Greer’s attorney, said after the former chair entered his pleas in court. “Once again, Jim Greer is falling on his sword for a lot of other folks.” Greer, 50, could face a prison sentence of 3 to 35 years when he is sentenced March 27. Assistant statewide prosecutor Michael Williams wouldn’t say how many years prosecutors would seek.

The trial had threatened to expose the underbelly of Florida’s dominant political party and its formerly high-spending ways. Party officials took heat three years ago from revelations of excessive spending at restaurants and luxury hotels on party-issued American Express cards by Republican leaders, including Rubio. Testimony about those expenditures had been expected at the trial. Topics also covered in pretrial depositions included allegations of prostitutes at a state GOP fundraiser in the Bahamas, the drinking habits of Crist and intraparty strife. Some of Florida’s most powerful politicians were scheduled as witnesses, including Crist, former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux, former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and several state House and state Senate leaders. Greer’s acknowledgment of guilt was what the party wanted all along, party attorney Stephen Dobson said, and they weren’t worried about potentially embarrassing testimony at trial. “There was absolutely no concern. In fact, a lot of people were looking forward to clear-

ing a lot of these allegations that had been made up,” Dobson said outside the courtroom. “Today the truth came out.” Greer was vice mayor of the small central Florida town of Oviedo when Crist surprisingly picked him to be the state party chairman after he led local efforts to help Crist get elected governor in 2006. He previously was the president and CEO of a company that provides training to the hospitality industry on how to comply with alcohol laws. The Republican Party of Florida said in a statement that Greer had tried to damage the party’s reputation since his arrest in 2010. “But the truth is now known that Jim Greer broke the law, stole from the RPOF and our donors, and then said and did everything he could to cover up and distract attention from his crimes,” the statement said. The plea arrangement was reached at the last minute. Jury selection was set to begin early Monday, but neither Greer nor prosecutors had appeared in the courtroom an hour after the trial was supposed to start.

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Former UNH professor files lawsuit against university By ABBY KESSLER STAFF WRITER

A former UNH professor who was fired last year has filed a lawsuit against the university, claiming that she was terminated from her position for strictly enforcing academic standards and was targeted for racial and gender discriminations while teaching at the school. Roslyn Chavda brought forth the suit on Jan. 29 in an attempt to reinstate her position with the Master of Public Administration program and reimburse the cost for all lost employment benefits after she was fired. She is also seeking compensation for emotional and financial loss that she claims came as a result of the school’s decision. According to documents at the Rockingham Superior Court, Chavda is suing the school because she was allegedly subject to discrimination because of her race

and because she is a mother. In addition, Chavda alleges that the university terminated her position due to her concerns with leniency in the MPA program. Due to her concerns with discrimination and the university’s academic shortcomings, Chavda recently provided the administration with a copy of the drawn-up lawsuit, which seeks financial reimbursement and reinstatement to her prior teaching assistant position. “We are aware of the lawsuit filed by former professor Roslyn Chavda,” Erika Mantz, director of media relations, said in an email. “The university disagrees with her allegations that discrimination played any part in the decision to terminate her employment, and we will vigorously defend against her claims. We will address specific allegations through the judicial system and believe the university will prevail.”

“ The university

disagrees with her allegations that discrimination played any part in the decision to terminate her employment...”

Erika Mantz

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According to the lawsuit, Chavda was hired as an assistant professor of political science in 2005 and began teaching in the MPA program in 2006. Upon the completion of her first year of teaching, Chavda faced scrutiny and a scathing performance review, which she claims was largely false. After

the incident, Chavda alleges, it became apparent that she was being subjected to a level of hostility that others with similar credentials were not. She was fired in May 2012 due to poor reviews and a failure to publish peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals. Yet she claims in the suit that the university continues to employ an untenured professor hired around the same time as she was who also hasn’t published peer-reviewed articles. The suit describes this individual as a white male. In the suit, Chavda complained about student admission and performance, claiming that she focused her attention on performance rather than institutional income. She also commented that students enrolled in the MPA program were often unprepared for the demands of her class and that while other faculty members

catered to those individuals, she instead sought to challenge her students. Chavda stated in the suit that her methods were often unpopular with those she considered “unprepared” to be enrolled in her course. On ratemyprofessor.com, a website dedicated to evaluating professors’ classroom performances, Chavda received a 2.9 out of five in the rating system. Her reviews were a mix of positive and negative comments. Students who left anonymous comments said that she was unreasonable and rude and that her expectations were too high for the introductorylevel political science courses she taught. Others defended Chavda, highlighting her passion and enthusiasm for teaching. Chavda’s lawyer, Lawrence Gormley, declined to comment on the pending case when contacted last Wednesday night.

and palate when the Fenskes were matched with her in July 2008. The Fenskes, who have four other adopted children with special needs, arranged for two operations for Kamila that improved her condi-

the two leading countries of origin for children adopted by Americans. The U.S. State Department, which oversees some aspects of international adoptions by Americans, said it was working to get more information about the situation in Kyrgyzstan. The State Department also has been active in Russia, trying to help U.S. families affected by the adoption ban. The ban was enacted in December as part of a package of measures retaliating against a new U.S. law allowing sanctions on Russians identified as humanrights violators. Americans have adopted thousands of Russian children over the past two decades, and the ban is already having an impact on agencies heavily involved in adoptions from there. Last week, Adoption ARK posted a notice on its Web site, citing the ban and the ensuing loss of revenue as the reasons for its sudden closure. “The passage of law by both the U.S. and Russia is heartbreaking for the families who were in the process of adopting from Russia and, especially, the children who will remain in orphanages across the country, unable to grow up in the loving arms of a family,” the agency said. Adoption ARK, according to its Web site, was founded in 2003 and had helped place nearly 1,000 children with adoptive families. Both Adoption ARK and CWA were registered as nonprofit organizations.

Two US adoption agencies closing, citing woes abroad By DAVID CRARY ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — The lone U.S. adoption agency accredited in Kyrgyzstan is shutting down due to financial troubles, a sudden new setback for about 15 American families battling since 2008 to complete adoptions there. At the same time, another U.S. agency, which specializes in adoptions from Russia, also is closing. “We see no other choice but to close our doors,” said Christian World Adoption, which had handled Kyrgyz adoptions, in an email to the waiting families. The agency, based in Fletcher, N.C., said an array of factors in Kyrgyzstan and elsewhere abroad had boosted its costs and cut its income to the point where it would file for bankruptcy. Meanwhile, Adoption ARK, based in Buffalo Grove, Ill., said it would shut down, blaming Russia’s recently imposed ban on adoptions by Americans. It said its program in Russia had provided more than half of its income. The two closures highlight the challenges facing many U.S. agen-

cies that specialize in international adoptions at a time when those are dwindling year after year. Americans adopted 8,668 foreign children in the 2012 fiscal year, down 62 percent from the peak of 22,884 in 2004. Chuck Johnson, Cheif Executive Officer of the National Council for Adoption, said he expected that many more agencies would be closing. Those with the best chance of persevering, he said, would be agencies with professional fundraising operations that have lessened their reliance on client fees. For the families trying to adopt from Kyrgyzstan, most of whom have spent many thousands of dollars on their quests, the sudden shutdown of CWA came as a shock. The families said they had received no prior warnings before getting an e-mail from the agency on Friday announcing that it was ending operations “effective immediately.” There was no immediate response Monday to e-mails and phone messages sent to agency officials seeking further comment. A CWA client, Shannon Fen-

ske of Reeseville, Wis., said she and her husband, Kevin, were dismayed by this latest of many setbacks in their quest to adopt a Kyrgyz girl they were matched with in 2008.

“The passage of law by both the U.S. and

Russia is heartbreaking for the families who were in the process of adopting from Russia and, especially, the children who will remain in orphanages across the country, unable to grow up in the loving arms of a family.”

Christian World Adoption

“They did not reach out to us beforehand to allow us time to try and make any sort of arrangements,” Fenske said of CWA. “They just dumped it on us on Friday afternoon and ran. We have no idea what the future holds or what our options are at this time.” However, Fenske said she and her husband would not give up their efforts to adopt Kamila, who was afflicted with a severe cleft lip

tion, but pain and speech problems linger. “We are fighters,” Fenske said of how the waiting families would deal with the new setback. “This does not change the fact that our children continue to languish in institutions and that we continue to love them as much as we did yesterday.” Due mostly to corruptionrelated problems, Kyrgyzstan suspended foreign adoptions in 2008 and again last year after a brief resumption. CWA, founded in 1991, said the expense of trying to cope with these disruptions was among many factors that had depleted its financial resources. It also cited the Russian adoption ban, a continued U.S. freeze on adoptions from Cambodia, and longer time frames for adopting from China and Ethiopia,

In Brief NYC Valentine’s Day sewage tour back by ‘demand’ NEW YORK — Lovers of the unusual are getting another chance to impress their Valentines this year in New York City. The Department of Environmental Protection is again offering Valentine’s Day tours of the Newtown Creek sewage treatment plant in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint section.

The DEP said it is offering three tours this year due to “overwhelming demand.” The 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. tours were quickly filled, so another was added at 11 a.m. Thursday. Highlights include the plant’s giant egg-shaped digesters, which break down noxious waste into harmless sludge and gas.


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UNH rises to No. 12 in Peace Corps national ranking By JACKIE MUNDRY CONTRIBUTING WRITER

John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961, and since that day over 210,000 volunteers have served in 139 different host countries. In 2012, the Peace Corps served in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Asia, the Caribbean, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Pacific Islands. Volunteers serve for 27 months — three months of training followed by two years of service. UNH was just recently moved up to the No. 12 spot nationally in Peace Corps undergraduate school rankings. This ranking is based on the number of alumni that go into the Peace Corps after receiving their bachelor’s degree. Since the Peace Corps was founded, 684

UNH alumni have served, and there are now 27 UNH graduates serving in Armenia, China, Costa Rica, the Eastern Caribbean, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nicaragua, Paraguay, the Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Swaziland, Uganda, and Ukraine. The areas that the UNH alumni serve in are agriculture, education, environment, health, community economic development, and youth development. “UNH graduates have many of the skill sets we look for in our volunteers, such as training or experience in education, health care, environment, and agriculture,” said Elizabeth Chamberlain, public affairs specialist at the Peace Corps Northeast Regional Office. “In addition, we find students on the

Durham campus to be interested in gaining international experience while making a difference for communities overseas.”

“We find students on the Durham campus

to be interested in gaining international experience while making a difference for communities overseas.”

Elizabeth Chamberlain

Public Affairs Specialist, Peace Corps Northeast Chamberlain also mentioned that colleges and universities in New England are known for having better French and Spanish skills. Emily Fesette is a UNH student who has just been recently accepted into the Peace Corps. She

NJ casino 1st to have betting by TV By WAYNE PARRY ASSOCIATED PRESS

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Guests at one New Jersey casino won’t even have to get out of bed in order to place a bet. The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City said it will become the first casino in the United States to let guests gamble over hotel room TV sets, starting Feb. 18. Its E-Casino program will let guests with player’s cards set up electronic accounts and risk up to $2,500 a day. Slots and four kinds of video poker will be the first games offered. The casino said the technology can be expanded to include gambling over hand-held devices anywhere on casino property, which New Jersey recently authorized, and full Internet gambling, if the state approves it. “This puts us in a position to leverage the technology into true mobile gaming and Internet betting later on,” said Tom Balance, the Borgata’s president and chief operating officer. “We’re moving forward with the future of gaming, and this is that first step.” John Forelli, the casino’s vice president of information technology, said it is designed not only as an added amenity, but to get them familiar and comfortable with the concept of electronic gambling accounts for the day when Internet wagering comes to New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie last week vetoed an Internet gambling bill, but said he would sign one with some moderate changes. The casino does not expect in-room gambling to supplant a significant portion of its action on the casino floor. Rather, it views it as an added attraction for customers trying to decide which of many East Coast casino destinations to visit. Susan Marzetti, a casino patron from Staten Island, N.Y., said she would not take advantage of it. “I like the ambience of being down here on the casino floor,” she said. “I like the noise of the machines. In my room, I’d find it depressing, to be honest.” But William Frawley said

he’d definitely take advantage of it during down time. “I think it would be a great added feature,” he said. “I’d be willing to invest $100 and run it through there. Video poker, I’d definitely play.” Borgata officials said they had no estimates of how much they expect to take in through the system, which is subject to a 90-day trial period by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. The system is built by Allin Interactive, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., company that specializes in interactive television applications. There are several controls to prevent the system from being used by minors or people excluded from gambling. A customer would have to have a Borgata player’s club

said she has always been interested in helping others and being accepted was a dream come true for her. Although her placement is

card, which would screen them to ensure they are of legal gambling age and are not banned from any casino premises. The PIN number used for the players’ club card would have to be combined with a temporary password provided by the casino’s front desk. Patrons would then go to the casino cashier cage and open an electronic account by providing up to $2,500 in cash, the maximum the state allows to be transferred into the system each day. The system works using the TV remote control. Players can toggle back and forth among a slots game called Rum Runner’s Riches and four kinds of video poker. The casino eventually plans to add more games is the test period if successful.

still tentative, she hopes to work in South America with youth development. Fesette said the online application process involves approximately 40 parts. After applying, a representative will contact you and set up an interview, according to

Fesette. “My interview took place in Boston,” she said. “The interview was about an hour long. I was super nervous, but the woman who interviewed me was pleasant and understood my situation. I heard back the next day as to whether I would be accepted or not.” Fesette is now waiting to hear what her official placement will be and she said she is very excited to get started. Rob Orton is the UNH Peace Corps recruiter. He served as a volunteer in Costa Rica from 2005 to 2007. Orton is currently scheduling events to take place in Durham for the spring semester. UNH students who are interested in learning more about the Peace Corps can contact Orton directly at rorton@ peacecorps.gov or visit www. peacecorps.gov for information.


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NH Briefs House weighs bills inspired by Northern Pass Price of gas inching up throughout the state CONCORD — A House committee will hear from the public Tuesday on a series of bills inspired by the proposed construction of a 180-mile transmission line originating in northern New Hampshire. The Northern Pass project would bring 1,200 megawatts of Canadian hydro-electric power into New England. Critics argue the towers along

the route — especially in the North Country — would damage New Hampshire’s environment, lower property values and make the state less attractive to tourists. Supporters argue the power would reduce carbon emissions. The bills would require everything from a moratorium on to requiring that transmission lines be buried.

Shortage of hospital beds for mental health CONCORD — Mental health advocates said the number of people suffering through a mental health crisis who can’t get a state hospital bed has reached a new high, especially among children. Advocates said 44 people, including 18 children, have been lingering in emergency rooms while waiting for a state hospital bed. Louis Josephson, chief operation officer at Riverbend Community Mental Health, said one of

them is a 9-year-old boy who had been in Concord Hospital’s emergency room for five days. The Concord Monitor reported Sunday that mental health advocates have been told that there will be no state hospital bed openings until later this week. Gov. Maggie Hassan has been monitoring the situation. Her spokesman declined to reveal what mental health initiatives Hassan will put in her budget to be released Thursday.

Bill change fuel contract protections CONCORD — New Hampshire’s House and Senate are considering identical bills to expand protections for consumers who enter into pre-paid fuel agreements for home heating oil, kerosene or liquefied petroleum. The bills would give dealers the option of maintaining an escrow account holding 75 percent of the total prepaid deposits, a letter of credit representing the same

percentage, or a bond in the same amount. The Senate Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the proposal on Tuesday. The House Commerce Committee holds a hearing on an identical proposal on Thursday. Current law gives dealers the choice of buying a futures contract, a bond or obtaining a letter of credit.

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CONCORD — The price of gas in New Hampshire has gone up nearly 6 cents a gallon over the past week. The average retail price for a gallon of gas averaged $3.65 on Sunday. The national average also has increased 5.7 cents per gallon in the past week, to $3.55.

The website Gasbuddy.com says prices in New Hampshire were 12.9 cents a gallon higher than the same day a year ago, and 24.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average is 7.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago, and 24.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

Manchester to host Manchester: international MANCHESTER — Business leaders in Manchester are hosting a delegation of business leaders from Manchester, England, for several days. The visit is the result of a threeyear long effort to establish a sistercity relationship with the overseas city. The local Manchester Chamber of Commerce is formally welcoming the delegates Monday.

The delegation, which was formed as a partnership between the British Consulate United Kingdom Trade and Investment Division and the local chamber, is in town through Wednesday. The delegation represents such fields as compliance control and management, science and technology, publishing, and trade and investment.

Testimony to resume in Rwanda native’s trial CONCORD — Testimony is set to resume in the trial of a New Hampshire woman prosecutors say lied about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide to enter the United States and obtain citizenship. Monday marks the fourth day of testimony in the trial of 43-yearold Beatrice Munyenyezi of Manchester. Prosecutors say she lied on

applications to enter the country as a refugee in 1995 and to obtain citizenship in 2003. She was sworn in as a citizen in the same federal courthouse where she is now on trial. On those applications, Munyenyezi denied any role in the genocide or affiliation with any political party during the slaughter of 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

Bishop thanks pope for service to the Church MANCHESTER — The head of New Hampshire’s Roman Catholic diocese is giving thanks to Pope Benedict XVI for his service to the

Church as the pope prepares to resign. Bishop Peter Libasci said Pope Benedict’s announcement shows how the church is a never-ending continuum. He said the pope has taught how the Church is rooted in over 2,000 years of history and how deep traditions continue to guide us forward. The 85-year-old pope announced Monday that he lacks the strength to fulfill his duties and will resign Feb. 28, becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to do so. Michele Dillon, a scholar of Catholicism and UNH sociology professor, says the pope will be remembered primarily for his intellectualism and concern for the integrity of Catholic moral teaching.

New bill would decriminalize marijuana CONCORD — A New Hampshire House committee is holding hearings Thursday on three bills to decriminalize marijuana. One of the bills also proposes licensing marijuana and taxing its sale. The bill would legalize personal use of the drug of up to one ounce by anyone age 21 and older. A second bill would also decriminalize possession of less than one ounce.

New bill seeks social media passwords NORMA LOVE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CONCORD — New Hampshire is considering joining a handful of states that bar employers from asking job applicants and employees for their social media user names and passwords. The House’s labor committee is holding a hearing on two similar bills Tuesday that would prohibit an employer from requiring the disclosure. Maryland, California, Delaware, Michigan, New Jersey and Illinois have similar laws barring employers, academic institutions or both, and two dozen sstakes besides New Hampshire are considering legislation, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In their effort to vet job applicants, some companies and government agencies have started asking for passwords to log into a prospective employee’s accounts on social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. Critics call it an invasion of privacy akin to handing over the keys to the person’s house. State Sen. Donna Soucy, a cosponsor on both New Hampshire bills, said Monday that employers can gain access to information about an employee or job applicant through social media accounts like Facebook that they otherwise could not legally obtain. She said people post personal information about themselves on Facebook or others post on the person’s page that should be protected. She said she has not heard of any New Hampshire employers demanding the information. “I think the issue is something we need to consider a lot more seriously than we used to” with the growth of social media accounts, she said. “At the very least, I would hope we would have a study.” Soucy, D-Manchester, said employers can use information on social media accounts to discriminate. For example, the applicant might be obese but the person’s weight would not be required on the application. The employer might not know until seeing a picture on Facebook, she said. “Would they interview them if they saw their picture on Facebook?” she said. Soucy said other people can post information on the person’s page that the person might not delete before a prospective employer saw it. “As responsible as somebody might trying to be, it is still a reflection on them,” she said. Allowing employers access to social media accounts also gives them access to others linked to the account at the infringement on their privacy, she said.


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Trucking company to pay $50,000 in major EEOC case By RYAN J. FOLEY ASSOCIATED PRESS

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A trucking company will pay $50,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit, a token payment to avoid trial in a closely watched case that has sharply limited the government’s ability to file large workplace discrimination lawsuits in several states. Cedar Rapids-based CRST Van Expedited, Inc. agreed to the payment Friday to Monika Starke, the lone remaining plaintiff in what had once been a major lawsuit by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In exchange, the company avoided the cost of defending itself against Starke’s allegations that it was too slow to respond to her claims that a male trainer had sexually harassed her. The settlement is a pittance compared to what CRST, one of the nation’s largest interstate trucking companies, might have had to pay if federal judges hadn’t drastically narrowed the scope of the lawsuit and made it harder for the EEOC to pursue class-action discrimination cases in the region. In an unusual provision for an EEOC settlement that underscores how badly it fared, CRST will be allowed to try to recoup from it millions of dollars the company spent fighting allegations by other women that were dismissed. CRST CEO David Rusch said Monday he believes the company would have prevailed at trial, but agreed to the settlement to avoid spending up to $1 million defend-

ing itself. He said the company has already spent more than $12 million on attorneys, and hopes a judge will order the commission to pay some of those costs. Rusch said the EEOC filed a lawsuit before interviewing all the women who it alleged were victims. He said sexual harassment did happen at CRST, but company officials had procedures for reporting and preventing it. “Somebody was claiming that we tolerate harassment, which is absolutely erroneous, absolutely a witch hunt, and that’s why we took the aggressive posture that we did,” he said. The case began with a 2005 complaint from Starke, an Azle, Texas, driver who alleged that she was paired with a male colleague who constantly made crude sexual remarks and advances toward her. The company denied her claims. After failing to reach settlement, the EEOC filed a class-action lawsuit in 2007 on behalf of female CRST drivers who it said were subjected to offensive comments, groped or even assaulted by male trainers and co-drivers during crosscountry trips. The commission sent letters to notify female employees, and dozens stepped forward with complaints. CRST is known for its “team driving” concept, in which trucks are driven by two drivers who alternate between driving and sleeping. CRST argued that it immediately investigated reports of harassment and took actions such as

reassigning drivers. Complaints by many of the women already had been dealt with internally, Rusch said. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade faulted the commission for being slow to identify the class and complained that its lawyers were using the discovery process to identify victims and investigate claims, rather than doing so beforehand. Eventually, the agency said it would bring claims for 270 women, but only 150 were deposed by a court deadline.

The panel ruled that the EEOC must investigate the claims of every potential victim and seek informal settlements on their behalf before filing class-action lawsuits. This made it harder for the government to pursue similar class-action cases in that region than anywhere else in the United States. Commission officials have argued that the stricter standard would impede its ability to enforce laws at workplaces with widespread discrimination and harassment.

All the claims except Starke’s were ultimately dismissed. Reade acknowledged that she threw out potentially worthy allegations by dozens of women because the commission took a “sue first, ask questions later” litigation strategy. For various legal reasons, all the claims except Starke’s were ultimately dismissed. Reade acknowledged that she threw out potentially worthy allegations by dozens of women because the commission took a “sue first, ask questions later” litigation strategy. Last year, a panel of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, which hears cases from the Dakotas to Arkansas, largely upheld Reade’s ruling in a 2-1 decision, but reinstated Starke’s claim and set aside Reade’s award to CRST of $4.5 million in legal fees.

They say it is impractical to identify every possible victim in large cases and the requirement may reward employers who withhold information. “This case has been a bad dream for the EEOC,” said Chicago lawyer Gerald Maatman, who represents companies sued by the EEOC. “Their position has been rejected pretty thoroughly and it’s created problems for them. And now employers are pressing this argument in other areas of the country.” He said the standard is important because employers facing

commission lawsuits want to know how big damages could be before deciding whether to settle. Judges in the 6th Circuit recently ruled in the commission’s favor in a similar case, ruling that a lawsuit against Cintas Corp. on behalf of female employees in Michigan could proceed. The parties reached Friday’s settlement after Reade ruled that 15 other women who claimed harassment would not be allowed to testify at Starke’s trial. Maatman said he now expected “a big battle” over whether and how much the commission should pay in fees.


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The coffee, the cause, and the Freedom Café By PHOEBE McPHERSON Design Editor

It was more than they were expecting; everyone had a mug in hand, and the room roared to life with laughter and acoustic music. The Freedom Cafe has become a success in the making as of last Wednesday night when its “Perform for Freedom” open-mic night marked the grand opening of the coffeehouse. “The realist in me is telling me that this is what we were expecting,” Café Manager Sean Matthews

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But he couldn’t hide his optimism as shouts from Chaplain Bryan Bessette came from across the room, announcing that earlier that day the Café had raised $75. Freshman Dave Adams is credited with the Perform for Freedom idea. He is a musician and was looking for a venue he could frequent where there wouldn’t be any pressure. “It was a good thing overall. I can get people in and get another kind of audience and raise money,” he said. “It’s relaxed.” Students and supporters alike descended upon on the Café in groups, gathering around tables, chattering amongst themselves, drinking refreshments and listening to music. The night progressed without any hiccups. Senior Anna Berg, a freedom worker at the café, said she thought the night went great. “Tonight was really fun,” she said. “There was really good energy to the place.” Some students came with textbooks and notebooks, turning the Café into a new study spot to sneak away to regardless of the meaning behind the coffee. “It’s a great study space,” Berg said. The Café’s outreach coordi-

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nator, Mike D’Angelo, said he was confident with the turnout. “If they’re in the space, they’re surrounded by the cause,” he said. For those who wish to stop by the Freedom Café, prepare for hand-painted mugs; to-go mugs haven’t made it into the budget yet. “For right now, there’s no budget, and we’re trying to promote the slow food ethos: slow down, enjoy the smells,” D’Angelo said. According to the Freedom Café, Slow Food is becoming an integral part of the organization. The Freedom Café buys its tea from White Heron Tea and coffee from Global Trade Coffee. “We’re supported local companies. Fair trade and awesome — it’s a combination along with a great cause,” D’Angelo said. Patrons could ask for hot cocoa and popcorn as well, for a suggested donation. Homemade pastries were also donated during the event. Wednesday night Perform for Freedoms will always have the same setup: three 20-minute sets and then an open mic that features a sign-up sheet located in the rear of the building at the bar. In between the sets and the open mic, Matthews gave a speech on the Café’s cause. “We know this is a hard topic to cover,” he said. “So we started getting into coffee and tea.” Matthews said he hopes that the Freedom Café will become a sort of safe haven for students and community members alike to have conversations. The Café is looking to educate with facts, statistics and figures. For emphasis, Matthews spoke on the Super Bowl and its high sex trafficking. The room went quiet. “I will end there with an invite to get involved. Come sign up,” he said. Signing up can be done through three different levels: a freedom worker; a volunteer barista; or a freedom drinker, who vows to drink his or her coffee and/or tea from the

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Freedom Café and attend meetings, Perform for Freedoms, etc.; and, in the future, a freedom fighter, who will actively try to end human trafficking. The Freedom Café has a current fundraising goal of $1,000. Before opening night, it had raised $226. It raised $100 on opening night alone. Elizabeth Strodes, a freedom worker, said she has no doubt in the Café’s fundraising ability. “Once more people find out, more people will want to come,” she said. “Everyone loves to help. It’s just too much good energy.” As the night wound down, a bluegrass jam was played on the piano and new and old friends chatted. Some voluntarily washed their mugs, some sat and read books. At 10 p.m., everyone cleared out and the evening was declared a success. “This exceeded my expectations — how many people performed and the receptiveness of the audience,” Adams said. Perform for Freedom is an open mic every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The Freedom Café is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located at 10 Mill Road.

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Café Manager Sean Matthews helps out during the open-mic night. Freedom worker and volunteer baristas managed the drinks during the evening.

“Students and townspeople come together (here). It’s a new concept to buy a cup of coffee. If people are behind that, then awesome. If they don’t think it’s that big of a deal, then no big deal,” D’Angelo said.

Helicopter crash on California TV set By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press

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Community members and students sit and listen to acoustic music. Anyone could sign-up to play or sing during “Perform for Freedom.”

LOS ANGELES — Three people were killed Sunday in a predawn helicopter crash in a rural area of northern Los Angeles County while filming for a new reality TV show for the Discovery Channel. The copter crashed at about 3:40 a.m. at the popular filming location of Polsa Rosa Ranch in the city of Acton, Los Angeles County, fire dispatcher Robert Diaz said. All three people aboard died, Diaz said. Coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter identified the victims Monday as David Gene Gibbs, 59, of Valencia, Calif.; Darren Arthur Rydstrom, 46, of Whittier, Calif., and Michael William Donatelli, 45, of Indiana, Pa. Autopsies were pending. The show, listed on a filming permit as an untitled military-theme TV program, had not yet been aired or announced by Discovery, channel spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg

said.

“A production company was shooting a show for Discovery Channel when this tragic accident occurred,” the station said in a statement. “We are all cooperating fully with authorities. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families.” The show’s production company, Eyeworks USA, best known for creating NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” also issued a statement expressing sympathies to the victims’ families and saying they were cooperating with authorities. The company had been approved to use a helicopter for a reality TV show shooting at the ranch from Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning, said Philip Sokoloski, a spokesman for FilmLA, which processes filming permits for location shootings in the Los Angeles region. Records also showed that Crossbow Helicopters received approval to participate in filming from the Federal Aviation Administra-

tion.

“We wouldn’t have referenced helicopter activity if we didn’t already have pre-approval from the FAA,” Sokoloski said. The cause and other circumstances surrounding the crash were still unknown, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said. Television footage showed mangled wreckage in a rugged canyon. According to its website, Polsa Rosa is a “movie ranch” where film crews can utilize a variety of terrains as well as two airstrips. The ranch, according to the Internet Movie Database, was used in “Windtalkers” and last year’s remake of “Red Dawn.” It was the site of another entertainment industry death in September, when a 48-year-old crew member died of an apparent heart attack while underwater in scuba gear on the set of the upcoming Johnny Depp film “The Lone Ranger.”


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Dr. Nancy Kinner awarded title of University Professor By BRIAN WARD STAFF WRITER

Dr. Nancy Kinner, a UNH professor of civil and environmental engineering, was recently named University Professor. After being nominated by the dean of CEPS and recommended by the provost’s council, Kinner was awarded with the title by President Mark Huddleston last November. “It’s an honors designation, to say that you’re the kind of person that does certain things that distinguish you,” Kinner said. The University Professor is a highly distinguished and soughtafter honor. It is given to UNH professors who have been recognized for excellence in teaching

and research during their tenure. According to the UNH website, the professors who earn the title are expected to have attained international stature with their contributions to their respective fields. Only four people can be named University Professor at any one time, and their appointments last until the end of their time at UNH. “I do get $20,000 added to my salary, but most importantly is the honor of it,” Kinner said. Provost John Aber, a University Professor himself, was the one to announce that Kinner had won the award. Aber has known Kinner for at least 20 years and said she deserves the honor. “She’s just fabulous,” Aber said. “High standards, high-qual-

ity research. She’s a passionate teacher dedicated to her students, a national-class researcher who’s contributed greatly to the study of oil spills.”

ing her time at UNH, winning the Distinguished Professor Award, Alumni Achievement Award and the Brierley Award for Excellence in College Teaching. Despite her

“It’s an honors designation, to say that

you’re the kind of person that does certain things that distinguish you.”

Nancy Kinner UNH professor

Kinner is UNH’s director of the Costal Response Research Center (CRRC) and is known for her work regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. She has received a great deal of recognition dur-

previous successes, Kinner said she was not expecting to be named University Professor. “When I went to a dean’s meeting, I thought we were talking about graduation,” Kinner

ily and SEALs were shown on a large screen in the stadium. The back page of the memorial service program included copies of handwritten notes from Kyle’s young kids: “I will miss your heart. I will love you even if you died” from his daughter, and “I miss you a lot. One of the best things that has happened to me is you” from his son. The children signed them “Baby Girl” and “Bubba.” After Taya Kyle’s eulogy, country singer Randy Travis sang “Whisper My Name,” which he

tlefield during the service Monday, saying he was the “effortless, no expectations” friend that her husband needed. Many said before Monday’s service that they didn’t know the 38-year-old Chris Kyle. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin Phillips said he came from his Fort Worth home to honor “a brother in arms.” Esperanza Meza, who is in the Texas State Guard, said: “I’m here to pay my respects to him, and also for all of those who have fallen while serving this country.” Travis Cox, director of FITCO Cares, has said the men apparently had been helping Routh work through post-traumatic stress disorder. Kyle, Littlefield and Routh arrived together at the Rough Creek Lodge shooting range, about 50 miles southwest of Fort Worth, authorities said. Routh later fled in Kyle’s truck and went to his sister’s home. According to a search warrant, Routh told his sister and brother-in-law that the men “were out shooting target practice and he couldn’t trust them so he killed them before they could kill him.” Routh’s sister called the police, describing her brother as “psychotic.” Routh was arrested after a short police chase. Routh’s brother-in-law told authorities that Routh had recently been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Dr. Nancy Kinner said. “They started talking about this and I was blown away.”

Ex-Navy SEAL Chris Kyle remembered as a servant to others By ANGELA K. BROWN ASSOCIATED PRESS

ARLINGTON, Texas — As military service members carried the flag-draped coffin out of Cowboys Stadium, the sounds of bagpipes echoed and people saluted Chris Kyle, an ex-Navy SEAL sniper who dedicated his post-military career to helping other veterans. Widow Taya Kyle spoke through tears earlier, surrounded by her husband’s military friends, her voice trembling as she described to a crowd of thousands what “my slow-talking Texas man” had meant to his family, friends and country. “Chris, there isn’t enough time to tell you everything you mean to me and everything you taught me,” the widow said Monday during a two-hour memorial service for Kyle, a decorated sniper and bestselling author who was slain earlier this month at a gun range. She described herself as broken but said the family will “put one foot in front of the other” to get through its grief. She told her two children that they will remember Kyle’s silly side, Texas twang and prayers they prayed together. Nearly 7,000 people, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her husband, attended the service. Dozens of military personnel and others were seated in front of the podium near the Dallas Cowboys’ star at midfield, where Kyle’s coffin

was placed at the beginning. His friends and fellow service members told mourners that Kyle was more than an excellent sniper feared by U.S. enemies — he was a dedicated family man known for his sense of humor, compassion, selflessness and generosity. Kyle completed four tours of duty in Iraq and wrote the best-selling book “American Sniper.” Some who served with him said that Kyle was a man, myth and legend because he would do anything for his fellow SEALs.

“Chris, there isn’t enough time to tell you

everything you mean to me and everything you taught me.”

Taya Kyle

Chris Kyle’s wife Childhood friends recalled his mischievous side, and one said he and Kyle played with BB guns as children — and Kyle “wasn’t a good shot back then.” Bo French, an executive at Craft International, the security training company Kyle started after he left the Navy, told those gathered that Kyle had a passion for helping others. Kyle also founded a nonprofit, FITCO Cares, that provides at-home fitness equipment for emotionally and physically wounded veterans. Pictures of Kyle with his fam-

said Taya Kyle had told him was a meaningful song for the couple, and “Amazing Grace.” Kyle’s funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday. He will be buried at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin after a 200-mile funeral procession. Iraq War veteran Eddie Ray Routh, 25, has been charged in the Feb. 2 killings of Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a North Texas gun range. Routh is being held in Erath County on $3 million bond. Taya Kyle spoke kindly of Lit-

Pope shows lifetime jobs aren’t always for life By MARILYNN MARCHIONE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The world seems surprised that an 85-year-old globe-trotting pope who just started tweeting wants to resign, but should it be? Maybe what should be surprising is that more leaders his age do not, considering the toll aging takes on bodies and minds amid a culture of constant communication and change. There may be more behind the story of why Pope Benedict XVI decided to leave a job that is normally held for life. But the pontiff made it about age. He said the job called for “both strength of mind and body” and said his was deterio-

rating. He spoke of “today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes,” implying a difficulty keeping up. “Usually a man who is entirely healthy in his early 80s has demonstrated his survival prowess” and can live much longer, said Dr. Thomas Perls, an expert on aging at Boston University and director of the New England Centenarians Study. The pope’s comments about strength of mind “does make one worry that he is concerned about his mind,” Perls said. But aging alone is reason enough. It has driven many from jobs that used to be for life — Supreme Court justices, monarchs and other heads of state. As lifetimes expand, the woes of old age are catch-

ing up with more in seats of power. Some are choosing to step down rather than suffer long declines and disabilities as the pope’s last predecessor did. Since 1955, only one U.S. Supreme Court justice — Chief Justice William Rehnquist — has died in office. Twenty-one others chose to retire. One in five U.S. senators is 70 or older, and some have retired rather than seek new terms, such as Hawaii’s Daniel Akaka, who left office in January at age 88. The Netherlands’ Queen Beatrix, who just turned 75, recently said she will pass the crown to a son and put the country “in the hands of a new generation.”

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One of Routh’s attorneys, J. Warren St. John, said his client had been released from the Dallas Veterans Affairs hospital against his family’s wishes just two days before the shootings. Littlefield’s funeral was held Friday in Midlothian. Afterward, Littlefield’s relatives said the outing with Routh was intended to be therapeutic.


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A state-by-state look at the Northeast snowstorm By STAFF

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Below is a look at effects in states and provinces in the path of the massive storm that swept across the Northeast United States and southern Canada: ___ CONNECTICUT The storm dumped as much as three feet of snow on Connecticut, paralyzing much of the state. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency for the state, allowing federal aid to be used in recovery. Five deaths apparently were weather related, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said, including a 73-year-old man who died when he fell while cleaning up in Danbury. The National Guard was brought in to help clear snow in New Haven, which got 34 inches. Snow totals were 32 inches in Manchester and 20 inches in Danbury.

Snow totals were 32 inches in Manchester and 20 inches in Danbury, Conn. The governor ordered all roads closed for nearly a day, and even emergency responders got stuck on highways. About 38,000 homes and businesses were without power at the storm’s peak. By early Monday, 1,225 were left without electricity.

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MAINE Portland set a record snowfall reading of 31.9 inches, the National Weather Service said, and blowing snow reduced visibility on the coast. The weather contributed to a fatal crash. Vehicles, including state police cruisers, were stuck in the deep snow, state police said, warning that stranded drivers should expect long waits for tow trucks. About 12,000 homes and businesses lost power. ___ MASSACHUSETTS Boston was blanketed in up to 2 feet of snow, falling short of the city’s record of 27.6 inches set in 2003. In some communities just outside the city, totals were higher, including 30 inches in both Quincy and Framingham. Hardest hit were the South Shore and Cape Cod, but there were no serious injuries due to flooding, the governor said. An 11-year-old boy died of carbon monoxide poisoning after being overcome as he sat in a running car to keep warm, while his father was shoveling snow to get the car out of a snow bank in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. A Boston man believed to be in his 20s also died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a running, snowed-in car. Also, a longtime member of the Worcester Fire Department suffered a heart attack after shoveling snow at his Webster home Saturday and died at

a hospital. Public transit in the city was suspended, and authorities expected to have trains and buses running in time for Monday morning’s commute. Logan Airport was closed until late Saturday.

Massachusetts enforced its first travel ban on roads since the Blizzard of ‘78. More than 400,000 customers lost power in the state, and some were warned to expect to be without it for days. Many areas were too dangerous to send in crews, utility NStar said. Crews whittled the total down to just over 126,000 outages by early Monday. The state enforced its first travel ban on roads since the Blizzard of ‘78, a ferocious storm that dropped 27 inches of snow, packed hurricane-force winds and claimed dozens of lives. ___ NEW HAMPSHIRE The capital, Concord, saw its second-highest snow total on record, 24 inches. Both Seabrook and East Hampstead saw 26 inches of snow. There were only a few hundred power failures statewide. Saturday morning’s high tide sent waves crashing into closed roads along the Seacoast, local po-

lice said, but there were no reports of significant damage. ___

NEW JERSEY The state was spared the worst of the storm, and the highest snowfalls were spread across northern New Jersey, where River Vale got 15 inches, the National Weather Service reported. Bus and train service was briefly suspended, and Newark Liberty Airport was closed Friday night. Flooding, seen on a massive scale during Superstorm Sandy, did not appear to cause major problems. Officials say just a few thousand customers lost power during the storm, and nearly all had their service restored by early Saturday afternoon. ___ NEW YORK Police had to use snowmobiles to reach ambulances, fire trucks, police vehicles, some snowplow trucks and passenger vehicles stranded overnight on the Long Island Expressway. About 10,000 homes and businesses lost power on Long Island, which saw as much as 2 feet of snow. Only 193 had no power by early Monday. About a foot of snow fell on New York City, which was “in great shape,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. The Staten Island neighborhoods hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy dodged another round of flooding. Airports reopened Satur-

day, and New York transportation officials told commuters to expect nearly normal service Monday on trains. Plowing continued on a 27mile stretch of the Long Island Expressway that had been closed. Three deaths in the state were blamed on the storm. A 23-year-old man plowing his driveway with a farm tractor went off the edge of the road and was killed in Columbia County, police said. A 74-year-old was fatally struck by a car in Poughkeepsie; the driver said she lost control in the snowy conditions, police said. A 58-year-old man apparently suffered a medical problem while removing snow from his car at a senior citizens’ apartment complex in Selden on Long Island. ___ RHODE ISLAND Residents were urged to stay off the roads to allow crews to clear up to 2 feet of snow. About 180,000 homes and businesses lost power; 20,736 still lacked electricity early Monday. At T.F. Green Airport, outbound flights was to resume Sunday afternoon. Public transit service was scheduled to resume Monday. ___

VERMONT Wind, not snow or tides, was the issue in Vermont. Ferry service between Charlotte, Vt., and Essex, N.Y., was closed Saturday because of the gusts. Parts of the state saw 10 inches of snow.

Contest seeks names for two Pluto moons By MARCIA DUNN ASSOCIATED PRESS

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Want to name Pluto’s two tiniest moons? Then you’ll need to dig deep into mythology. Astronomers announced a contest Monday to name the two ittybitty moons of Pluto, which were discovered over the past two years. Pluto is the Roman equivalent of the Greek’s Hades, lord of the underworld, and its three bigger moons have related mythological names: Charon, the ferryman of Hades; Nix for the night goddess; and the multiheaded monster Hydra. The two unnamed moons — no more than 15 to 20 miles across — need similarly shady references. Right now, they go by the bland titles of P4 and P5. Online voting will last two weeks, ending Feb. 25. Twelve choices are available at the website http://www.plutorocks.com. Among the choices: Hercules, the hero who slew the Hydra; Obol, the coin put in the mouths of the dead as payment to Charon; Cerebrus, the three-headed dog guarding the gates of the underworld; Orpheus, the musician and poet who used his talents to get his wife, Eurydice, out of the underworld only to lose her by looking back at her: Eurydice; and Styx, the river to the underworld. As of Monday afternoon, Styx and Cerebrus were leading. The vote

tally is updated hourly. “The Greeks were great storytellers, and they have given us a colorful cast of characters to work with,” said Mark Showalter, senior research scientist at SETI Institute’s Carl Sagan Center in Mountain View, Calif. He and other astronomers who discovered the two mini-moons using the Hubble Space Telescope will make the winning selections. Write-in name suggestions are welcomed, but they need to come from Greek or Roman mythology and deal with the underworld. The name for the planetoid, or dwarf planet near the outer fringes of the solar system came from a little English girl. Pluto’s discoverer, Clyde Tombaugh, liked that the first two letters were the same as the initials of late American astronomer Percival Lowell. Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930 using the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is en route to Pluto, arriving in 2015 on the first robotic flyby ever of the planetoid. The winning moon names will need final approval by the International Astronomical Union. Hopefully, there won’t be any conflicts like when the name Nix was picked. The night goddess actually is spelled Nyx, but an asteroid already had the moniker so the proper spelling for the moon had to be nixed.


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Mississippi tornado wrecks homes; Disabled cruise ships leaves people with injuries, fatalities reached by tugboats By HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — A tornado tore through Hattiesburg on Sunday as part of a wave of severe storms that downed trees, damaged buildings and injured more than a dozen people. The twister traveled down one of Hattiesburg’s main streets and mangled homes, commercial buildings and structures on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. Emergency officials said at least 10 people were injured in surrounding Forrest County and three were hurt to the west in Marion County, but they weren’t aware of any deaths. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Greg Flynn said it appears that a single tornado caused the damage in those two counties and Lamar County. Hundreds of homes are damaged in Forrest County, along with a couple dozen in the other two. Flynn said the sheer scope of the damage was slowing the assessment of damage. “The problem is, it was so strong that there’s so much debris that there’s a lot of areas they haven’t been able to get to yet,” he said. On the campus of the university, trees were snapped in half around the heavily damaged Alumni House where part of the roof was ripped away. Windows in a nearby building

were blown out, and heavy equipment worked to clear streets nearby in a heavy rain after the worst of the weather had passed. The university released a statement saying no one was hurt but that it was in a state of emergency anyone away from campus should stay away until further notice. East of campus, 47-year-old Cindy Bullock was at home with her husband and dog, a terrier mix named Vinnie, when she heard the tornado coming. They ran to a hallway and covered their heads. It wasn’t long before the windows in the kitchen and bedroom exploded. The storm stripped all the shingles off the roof and left holes in it, while knocking over a large pine tree in the yard. After dark, the Bullocks were trying to arrange their belongings inside so it wouldn’t get wet from the dripping water. “I just looked out the window and I heard the rumbling. It sounded like a train. We ran to the hall, and the kitchen windows and the windows in the bedroom exploded. It happened pretty fast,” she said. There were large trees blocking the road all through her neighborhood, and several of the houses were hit by falling trees. Her friend was staying with them after the friend’s apartment took a direct hit from a falling tree. Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee says 10 or 15 people were injured by the tornado that slammed

Hattiesburg and other parts of the county — but none of the injuries was serious. He said, “Most of our injuries have been walking wounded.” To the west, Marion County Emergency Director Aaron Greer said three injuries have been reported in the community of Pickwick, about seven miles south of Columbia. He said two people were taken to hospitals, but the third didn’t have the injury examined. Greer said one mobile home was destroyed, three other structures have major damage and several have minor damage. On Sunday night, John and Katherine Adams were cleaning up around their one-story white house where the storm punched holes in the roof, busted windows and completely destroyed the back porch. The couple was at home with their 7- and 3-year-old daughters when the tornado passed next to their house. All through the neighborhood, houses and vehicles were damaged by falling trees. “We’re safe, and that’s all that matters,” said Katherine Adams, 46. John Adams, who is in the building supply business, said he was surprised to see broken boards that appeared to be from new construction in his yard because there are no homes being built nearby. “We’ve got stuff around here; I don’t even know where it came from,” he said.

By RAMIT PLUSHNICKMASTI Associated Press

HOUSTON — Passengers aboard a cruise vessel stranded in the Gulf of Mexico had limited access to bathrooms, food and hot coffee on Monday as they waited for two tugboats to arrive to tow them to Mexico, Carnival Cruise Lines said in a statement. The Carnival Triumph has been floating aimlessly about 150 miles off the Yucatan Peninsula since a fire erupted in the aft engine room early Sunday, knocking out the ship’s propulsion system. No one was injured and the fire was extinguished. The ship has been operating on backup generator power since the incident, the statement said. The ship, which left Galveston, Texas, on Thursday and was scheduled to return there Monday, will instead be towed to Progreso, Mexico, and the 3,143 passengers on board will fly back to the United States. There are also 1,086 crew members aboard the ship. They are to arrive in Mexico on Wednesday. The tugboats are expected to arrive later Monday, Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen said in an email. One is coming from Mobile, Ala., and a second is from Mexico, he said. The Coast Guard has informed Mexican authorities of the situation in their waters, a spokesman said. When another Carnival cruise

ship, the Legend, rendezvoused with the stranded vessel Monday, supplying Triumph passengers with food and supplies, Texas resident Brent Nutt was able to briefly chat with his wife, Bethany, who could draw a cellphone signal from the visiting cruise line. Without power, the ship’s stabilizers are apparently not working, Nutt told The Associated Press, and the massive liner had been leaning to one side Sunday. By Monday afternoon, the ship seemed more upright, he said. “She sounded a whole lot better today than she did yesterday,” Nutt said about two hours after chatting with his 32-year-old wife. Passengers were also given food, Nutt said, and some of the bathrooms are working. But the ship is dirty, Nutt said his wife told him. “There’s water and feces all over the floor,” Nutt relayed. “It’s not the best conditions. You would think Carnival would have something in place to get these people off the ship.” Passengers also are getting sick and throwing up, he said, adding that his wife told him: “The whole boat stinks extremely bad.” Melinda Ramos, meanwhile, said her father was laughing when she briefly spoke to him on Sunday. “He might be completely joking, but he said they’re sleeping in tents outside,” the 19-year-old daughter of Mary and Matt Ramos told The Houston Chronicle.

Important: Natural Gas Safety Info Whether you are at home, at work, in a public place, or on the UNH campus, it is likely you are often in areas served by natural gas pipelines. Across the United States, more than 2.2 million miles of pipelines and mains deliver natural gas for use by residential, commercial and industrial customers. Like all forms of energy, natural gas must be handled properly. Despite an excellent safety record, a gas leak caused by damage to a pipeline may pose a hazard and has the potential to ignite. There are two underground gas piping networks beneath the roads and grounds of the Durham campus. EcoLine™, UNH’s landfill gas-to-energy project, delivers processed landfill gas to campus for use in our two gas turbines via a 12-inch underground transmission pipeline beginning 12.6 miles away at the Waste Management Turnkey Landfill in Rochester and terminating at the central heating plant on Library Way. There is also a distribution network of smaller-diameter underground natural gas lines on campus delivering service directly to dorms, dining halls and academic and other buildings.

Be Aware!

Whether or not you are being served by a natural gas pipeline, it is important to be familiar with the characteristics of natural gas and be prepared to react quickly and properly to ensure your safety and the safety of others in the event of a gas leak.

What Is a Gas Leak? What Do I Do if I Have One?

Since natural gas is odorless and colorless in its natural form, a distinctive odorant called mercaptan is added to help you detect a gas leak. Mercaptan makes the gas smell like sulfur or rotten eggs. If You Suspect a Leak: —MOVE to a safe environment. —CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY. —DO NOT smoke or operate electrical switches or appliances. These items may produce a spark that could ignite

the gas and cause an explosion. —DO NOT operate your cell phone until you have moved to a safe environment. —DO NOT assume someone else will report the condition. Provide the 911 operator with the exact location, including cross streets. —Let the 911 operator know if you observe any construction or digging activities that are going on in the area.

INDOOR GAS LEAKS

If you smell a faint gas odor near an appliance: —Check all pilot lights. If you find a pilot light extinguished, open windows and doors to vent the area and then wait 15 minutes before relighting the pilot light.  —Call 911 to report the situation if the smell doesn’t go away.  —If you smell gas inside your home, dorm or business and the smell is a strong, persistent natural gas odor, or you hear a hissing or leaking sound: You should: —Leave the building immediately, taking everyone with you (including pets), and leave all doors and windows open behind you.  —Call your local gas company from a nearby home or business.  You Should Not: —Use telephones, cell phones, computers, appliances, elevators, or garage door openers. —Touch electrical outlets, switches or doorbells. —Smoke or use a lighter, match or other open flame. —Position or operate vehicles or powered equipment where leaking gas may be present. —Re-enter the home to open doors and windows.

OUTDOOR GAS LEAKS

You may be observing signs of an outdoor gas leak if: —You hit a gas line while digging. —You smell a strong gas odor in the air. —You see or hear any unusual occurrences such as a

high-pitched whistle or hissing sound, blowing dust, dead vegetation in a normally green area, continuous bubbles in an underwater area, or ground fires. You Should: —Evacuate. Keep unauthorized people from getting near the site. —Call 911 if you believe the situation is dangerous. —Abandon your car, backhoe or other equipment until the scene is deemed safe by the authorities. You Should Not: —Use anything that could generate a spark or flame. —Start or shut down motor vehicles or electrical equipment. —Use a telephone or cell phone in or near the area where the signs of the leak were observed. —Attempt to repair or backfill any damaged or potentially damaged pipeline.

Know What You’re Digging Into

The greatest risk to underground pipelines is accidental damage during excavation or digging incidents. Excavation damage accounts for almost 60 percent of all reported pipeline incidents. Even minor damage such as a scrape, gouge, dent, or crease to a pipeline or its coating can cause a leak or failure. Because the pipelines are underground, line markers are sometimes used to indicate their approximate location. The markers display the pipeline operator and the number to call in case of emergency. To protect pipelines and other underground facilities, the law requires that ANYONE digging contact the local Dig Safe center (1-888-DIGSAFE). Whether you are putting up volleyball nets, driving stakes in the ground to support a tent or digging to erect a signpost, every excavation job requires a phone call. The Dig Safe Call Center will contact the gas utility operator of underground facilities in the immediate area so the location of pipelines can be marked prior to excavation. This service is performed at no cost to you and it is the law.

— UNH Energy Office


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In Brief Maine snowmobile parade falls short of Minn. 2004 record RANGELEY, Maine — Riders didn’t let the massive snowstorm stop a snowmobile parade in Maine on Saturday, but the bad weather meant the effort fell far short of breaking the record. All told there were 157 snowmobiles for the event, which raised close to $7,000 for cystic fibrosis research, said Judy Morton of the Rangeley Chamber of Commerce. To the south, the storm dumped more than 30 inches of snow and many riders were unable to make it to the Rangeley region. The existing record of 820 snow sleds in a parade was set in 2004 along a 29-mile course in Roseau, Minn., according to Guinness World Records. For Saturday’s event a few miles from the New Hampshire state line, riders gathered in Oquossoc village and rode a 30-mile route that took them to Rangeley village and back to Oquossoc, where a band was providing outdoor entertainment. A 5-year-old girl from Lewiston who has cystic fibrosis led the parade. All proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northern New England. The event was organized by the chamber, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, area businesses and others, Morton said. The group is already planning another record attempt on Feb. 8, 2014. Jim Milligan, one of the organizers, said he hopes to make the snowmobile parade an annual event. He also hopes that other snowmobile rides and events can be organized in the area to raise money for other charitable and nonprofit organizations.

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Military weighs cutbacks, shifts in drone programs By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — The Pentagon for the first time is considering scaling back the massive buildup of drones it has overseen in the past few years, both to save money and to adapt to changing security threats and an increased focus on Asia as the Afghanistan war winds down. Air Force leaders are saying the military may already have enough unmanned aircraft systems to wage the wars of the future. And the Pentagon’s shift to Asia will require a new mix of drones and other aircraft because countries in that region are better able to detect unmanned versions and shoot them down. If the Pentagon does slow the huge building and deployment program, which was ordered several years ago by then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates, it won’t affect the CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere against terror suspects. Those strikes were brought center stage last week during the confirmation hearing for White House counterterror chief John Brennan, President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the CIA. Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of Air Combat Command, said senior leaders are analyzing the military’s drone needs and discussions are beginning. But he said the current number patrolling the skies overseas may already be more than the service can afford to maintain. Overall, Pentagon spending on unmanned aircraft has jumped from $284 million in 2000 to nearly $4 billion in the past fiscal year, while the number of drones owned by the Pentagon has rocketed from less than 200 in 2002 to at least 7,500 now. The bulk of those drones are

small, shoulder-launched Ravens owned by the Army. The discussions may trigger heated debate because drones have become so important to the military. They can provide 24-hour patrols over hotspots, gather intelligence by pulling in millions of terabytes of data and hours of video feeds, and they can also launch precisely targeted airstrikes without putting a U.S. pilot at risk. The analysis began before Brennan’s confirmation hearings, where he was questioned sharply about the CIA’s use of drones to kill terror suspects, including American citizens overseas. The CIA gets its attack drones from the Air Force fleet, but any decision to stop building them would be unlikely to have any effect on that program. The Air Force discussions are focused more on whether the military’s drone fleet is the right size and composition for future conflicts. There has been a seemingly insatiable appetite within the military for the unmanned hunter/killers, particularly among top combat commanders around the world who have been clamoring for the drones but have seen most resources go to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “We are trying to do the analysis and engage in the discussion to say at some point the downturn in operations and the upsurge in capabilities has got to meet,” Hostage said. Hostage, interviewed in his office at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va., amid the intermittent roar of fighter jets overhead, said the military’s new focus on the AsiaPacific region will require a different mix of drones and other aircraft. Unlike in Afghanistan, where the United States can operate largely

without fear of the drones being shot down, there are a number of countries in the Pacific that could face off against American aircraft — either manned or unmanned. Right now, Predator and Reaper drones that pilots fly remotely from thousands of miles away are completing 59 24-hour combat air patrols a day, mostly in Afghanistan, Pakistan and areas around Yemen and the Africa coast. The standing order is for the Air Force to increase that number of air patrols to 65 a day by May 2014, although officials say that is an arbitrary number not based on an analysis of future combat requirements. The staffing demands for that increase have put a strain on the Air Force, as they would require nearly 1,700 drone pilots and 1,200 sensor operators. Currently there are fewer than 1,400 pilots and about 950 sensor operators. Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for intelligence, said no recommendations for changes to the projected drone fleet have been sent yet to Pentagon leaders. A key part of the decision will involve what types of drones and other aircraft will be needed as the military focuses greater concentration on the Pacific. While Predators and Reapers have logged more than 1 million hours of combat patrols in the skies over Afghanistan and Iraq, where insurgents don’t have the ability to shoot them down, they would be likely to face challenges in the more contested airspace over the Pacific. Countries with significant air power or the ability to shoot down aircraft are scattered across the region, including China, Russia and North Korea — as well as key United States allies such as Japan

and Australia. America’s pivot to the Pacific reflects a growing strategic concern over China’s rise as a military power, amid simmering disputes over Taiwan and contested islands in the south and east China seas. Hostage said the Predators and Reapers can be used in the Pacific region “but not in a highly contested environment. We may be able to use them on the fringes and on the edges and in small locales, but we’re much more likely to lose them if somebody decides to challenge us for that space.” James said the Air Force is evaluating how much to continue to invest in drones like the Reapers that can be used for counterterrorism missions in more so-called permissive environments, versus how much investment should be shifted to other aircraft. The Air Force uses an array of aircraft, such as the U-2 spy plane, the high-altitude Global Hawk drone or satellites and systems that can gather intelligence from space. David Deptula, a retired Air Force three-star general who was deputy chief of staff for intelligence, said the military needs to measure its drone requirements by the amount of data and intelligence needed by troops to accomplish their mission. The focus should not be on the number of drone patrols but on how well the information is being received and analyzed. As technologies advance, he said, the Pentagon can reduce the number of drones in orbit, while still increasing the video, data and other information being transmitted. “There are smarter ways to deliver the capabilities that are more cost effective” than just building more drones, he said.

Palestinian panel to start Local military activist passes updating voter lists By KATHY McCORMACK Associated Press

By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Palestinian election commission began updating voter registration lists in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Monday, paving the way for new elections in a step toward reconciliation between rival Fatah and Hamas governments. It was the first time the commission updated voter records in Gaza in seven years, underscoring the event’s gravity for Palestinians, who have seen elections repeatedly delayed because of fighting between the rival groups. Hamas and Fatah officials had authorized the commission to update voter records to prepare for elections, a key part of any reconciliation effort. Still, while Palestinian law requires elections to be held within three months of completing the registration drive, no date has been set for voting, and disagreements have repeatedly prevented elections from taking place in the past. Hamas seized control of Gaza from the Fatah-led forces of President Mahmoud Abbas in 2007. The rift is a major obstacle to

Palestinian independence and years of previous reconciliation efforts have failed to reunite them. The two sides are expected to meet in the Egyptian capital Cairo this week to try hammer out a reconciliation agreement. But even as voter registration began, Hamas and Fatah officials had yet to agree on what kind of election system they will implement, or how power would be shared. It was still a positive step, said Fatah official Mohammed al-Madani. “We hope it will lead to positive results, despite points in dispute,” he said. Monday’s registration drive took place both in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip and the West Bank, which is governed by the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority. The commission opened over 600 registration offices, mostly in schools. The election commission said voter registration would continue until Feb. 18. “I hope I will be able to vote soon in the coming elections, so I can change a little in our hard life,” said Maryam Omar, 21, as she stood in a near-empty registration office at the al-Jaleel school in Gaza City.

CONCORD — Charlie Morgan, a chief warrant officer in the New Hampshire Army National Guard who fought to repeal the federal law that bars her wife from receiving benefits to help care for their daughter, has died. She was 48. Morgan died Sunday at a hospice in Dover after a battle with breast cancer, said a spokesman for Gov. Maggie Hassan. Morgan, of New Durham, was a nationally recognized advocate in the effort to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. She was a plaintiff in a federal lawsuit in 2011 saying the act violated her constitutional rights. Under the federal act, the Pentagon is required to ignore same-sex marriages, which are legal in several states including New Hampshire. Morgan, after finding out she had cancer, was worried her spouse and their daughter would be unable to receive military, Social Security and other benefits if she died. “She deserves the same benefits as any other spouse,” Morgan said in 2011 at the first-ever national convention of gay military personnel on active duty. “She went through the same stress, fear and concern during my deployment as

any other spouse,” Morgan said. Shortly before that, Morgan came out on national television on the day the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy was repealed. In February 2012, she visited Capitol Hill to meet with the staff of House Speaker John Boehner to tell her story. She said her breast cancer was diagnosed in 2008, and she underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy. She was declared cancer-free in 2010 and was deployed to Kuwait for one year. She returned home to her wife, Karen, and then -4-year-old daughter. But she also learned that the cancer had returned and was incurable. In August 2012, the Morgans traveled to Minneapolis to testify before Democratic Party’s platform committee in support of the freedom to marry, following a video released by the groups OutServe-SLDN and Freedom to Marry detailing their story. Morgan led attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance at Hassan’s inauguration on Jan. 3. Hassan said Morgan’s fight for equality will outlive her fight against cancer. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, of New Hampshire, said Morgan “epitomized courage in her military service, her fight for LGBT equality, and her battle with cancer. “


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n the letters to the editor section of this issue (page 17), University of New Hampshire President Mark Huddleston announced a University Dialogue on March 4 concerning the issue of divestment. The Student Environmental Action Coalition presented Huddleston with a 1,000-signature petition back in November urging the university to divest its endowment from fossil fuel companies. Huddleston’s announcement of a forum on the issue signals what we had been waiting for all along: a real, public discussion on the issue of divestment. SEAC reported that they had met with members of the administration in a closed-door meeting at the end of September and were unsatisfied with their answers regarding divestment. In another closed-door meeting in January, SEAC reported in a letter to the editor that once again members of the administration and the UNH Foundation, which handles the university’s endowment, provided inadequate responses to their questions regarding UNH’s investments. On March 4, however, the conversation can finally enter the public

forum. While it certainly does not guarantee a conclusion to the problem, it will at least allow the entire UNH community to take part in these discussions. This is also exactly how Huddleston should wield his power in this situation. Even though he does not have the actual authority to directly control how UNH invests its endowment, that is a lame excuse when you are the president of one of the most sustainable universities in the nation. Huddleston does have the ability to direct university dialogue and connect students and the public with key figures from within the UNH administration and the foundation. He has finally used that power to direct this upcoming discussion. Both sides of the issue have compelling arguments. On the one hand, the university is in a very difficult financial situation, having lost half of its state funding in 2011. As Huddleston pointed out in his letter, the endowment funds primarily go to financial aid for students. With UNH students graduating with some of the highest debt levels in the nation, the university cannot afford to lose

money on its investments. But for those that consider sustainability an issue that is vitally important in this day and age, as this newspaper does, “It’s too hard,” is not an adequate answer when discussing how UNH can invest more responsibly. The UNH Foundation needs to show that it has exhausted every possible option to sustainably invest its endowment while still receiving gainful returns. If sustainability is truly a part of everything that we do at UNH, than the Foundation needs to show that it adheres to the same mantra. That is why members of the UNH Foundation, including its Board of Directors, must be on hand for this discussion on March 4. They have plenty of time to show that they have taken a request made by a significant portion of the student body seriously. We hope that they are better prepared to answer questions regarding UNH’s investing practices than they were during their meetings with SEAC. This time around, their answers will not be heard behind closed doors.

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On Socialism: We’ve read your silly theories, we still aren’t interested

hat is socialism? This seems a silly question now. The Soviet Union was dead and buried before most students on this campus were born, the Berlin Wall has been rubble for two decades, and the greatest generation smashed the Nazi war machine when our grandparents were but a twinkle in their collective eye. Today, those governments which continue to publicly embrace socialism are some of the most egregious violators of human rights. Despite this, many intellectuals, and those who regurgitate their rhetoric, continue to embrace socialism. They insist that those socialist regimes that took the lives of hundreds of millions of innocents in the last century do not represent “real, genuine, unfettered socialism.” It is too bad that ivory tower utopians never take an interest in the nature of man or the realities of economics. But let us return to the beginning. What is socialism? Socialism is a system in which the government plans the economy and controls major industries. It is a stage of Marxist economic development in which the “bourgeois rights” of the individual (life, liberty, property, self-defense, speech) are subordinate to the whims of the state. Socialism is dependent upon a centralized state to enforce (emphasis on “force”) economic and social policies conducive to a socialist utopia. By necessity, these policies include silencing dissent

via media control and systematically intimidating and killing those who refuse to cooperate. Decentralized national socialism is a contradiction in terms because a powerful central government is necessary to coerce participation. Socialism has only ever succeeded (and only then for a very short time) in the form of small communities and compounds, i.e. Oneida, Brook Farm, and New Harmony. Those interested should research why these voluntary socialist societies ended in failure. Additionally, consider the fact that the only successful socialist communities ever to exist only existed as a subculture in the context of an open society that embraced free market capitalism. What, then, is capitalism? Free market capitalism is an economic system based on the concepts of individual rights, voluntary association, and contractual agreement. In this system, the primary role of government is to facilitate an impartial legal system that holds citizens accountable for violating the rights of others and breaking their contracts. In a free market economy, social mobility is commonplace and class structure is flexible. As author John Steinbeck opined, “socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” What we have in the United States today is no longer free market capitalism, but a mixed

From the Right Nick Mignanelli economy. Here, the government interferes in the economy while attempting to respect the individual rights of its citizens enshrined in the Constitution (this becomes more difficult as the size of government escalates). While the United States does facilitate an impartial legal system to protect rights and enforce contracts, this same legal system has continued to consolidate power in the hands of the federal government while justifying intervention into the economy on the basis of a delicate jurisprudence. Is state capitalism (“crony capitalism,” “corporatism”) the same as free market capitalism? No, it is socialism via a different route. As Soviet Premier Nakita Khrushcev once said, “...it doesn’t depend on whether we (the Soviet Union) exist… history is on our side. We will bury you.” What are some examples of the results of state capitalism? They are the installation of CIA backed dictatorships in the third world (following the KGB’s lead), preemptive

military invasions, and corporate oligopoly. Even if some of these occurrences are a product of their time, one must concede that they were only made possible through the centralized power structure characteristic of a socialist state. The United States adopted a centralized power structure in the twentieth century for two reasons: to defeat the Nazi and Soviet regimes in World War II and the Cold War, respectively, and to appease the Progressive Movement with its origin in the infiltration of Hegelianism into the American university system and its continued political reincarnation in the avatars of the New Deal, the Great Society and ObamaCare. It is ironic then that advocates of socialism use problems created by the integration of socialist policies into a free market economy to conclude that the free market is immoral. If a man wanted to ensure that the aforementioned characteristics of state capitalism were permanent features of the American regime, what policies might he support? First, he would desire to give the federal government as much wealth and power as possible. He would call for the nationalization of major sectors of the economy. He would find need for the implementation of further draconian regulatory measures on the private sector. He would prefer that the government choose which businesses succeed and fail through a policy of corporate bailouts and loans. He would advocate the

pursuit of a foolish interventionist foreign policy. He would look on with approval as billions of dollars from poor people in this country were transferred to rich people in other countries. He would remain silent when his government sold firearms to Mexican drug cartels, but he would be the first to exploit a tragedy in order to call for restrictions on the Constitutional rights of his fellow citizens to bear arms. In essence, he would support everything Barack Obama has done as president. Confronted with the crimes of socialism and the dysfunctions of state capitalism, what are ways we can retreat from these systems? How can we scale back Leviathan? It begins, but does not end, with electing Constitutionalists at the ballot box. Furthermore, average Americans must pressure elected officials to follow the Constitution, demand more local and state control, and renounce the promises of federal programs which further bind them to the designs of bureaucrats and politicians. Where uninhibited government is the problem, the Constitution is the solution. Alas, government intervention into the economy has been the problem, and free market capitalism is ever the solution.

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

When in New Zealand, do as the Kiwis do U.S. should cut off foreign aid

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hen asked what the best part of my semester in New Zealand was, without hesitation I reply: the people. I was fortunate to meet many so many inspiring people from all over the world while being part of a sustainable learning community. Our studies led us through the country, meeting new faces along the way.

Our studies led us through the country, meeting new faces along the way. But it wasn’t just about meeting new people; it was about learning what those people are doing to achieve sustainability. It was clear that Kiwis (New Zealanders, not to be confused with the fruit or the bird) love their country and are willing to do the hard work necessary to protect their unique and diverse environment. Here’s a taste of New Zealand’s faces of sustainability: Matthew Luxon and his wife challenged themselves to divert 100 percent of their home landfill waste for one rubbish-free

The Scoop On Sustainability Susan Torman year. Through a combination of recycling, composting and careful purchasing, Matthew and his wife produced only 4.5 pounds of landfill waste. Compare that to an average NZ couple that sends about 3,000lbs of waste to the landfill! Matthew and his wife continue to live rubbish-free post the one-year challenge. Wiremu Wanoa, representing his local tribe, has spearheaded an effort to protect and restore his family’s land by creating the Tangikaroro Nature Park. This unique park will be a mainland island sanctuary that will sustain threatened indigenous species, and provide a fully protected area for the reintroduction of rare and endangered plant and animal species. Linden and Richard Moyle have dedicated their retirement to living a simpler life while establishing a “continuous cover” native forest. The Moyles grow their own native trees for transplant, trap mammalian pests, and manually remove invasive plant species. With a list of hundreds of projects, the

Moyles constantly welcome volunteers into their home, providing great hospitality and conversation. Bill Ballantine is a marine biologist, grassroots activist, and the father of marine reserves. Ballantine was heavily involved in the six-year fight to enact New Zealand’s Marine Reserve Act in 1971 and was pivotal in the campaign to create New Zealand’s first marine reserve at the Leigh Marine Laboratory in 1977. Marine reserves are now considered to be a critical way to protect marine resources both in NZ and internationally. Seeing individuals making powerful contributions to a more sustainable future for our planet has been an inspiration to both me and my peers. Putting a face to sustainability has helped to rekindle my passion for proving that a successful society doesn’t need to come at an irreparable cost to the environment. All we need is for more people to lead by example, just like our friends down under.

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A junior environmental conservation studies and ecogastronomy dual major, Susan Torman recently returned from a semester in New Zealand through the EcoQuest program.

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Everybody’s favorite international non-conformist is at it again. Recently North Korea announced it is taking a more aggressive approach to foreign policy by continuing to test nuclear weapons and long range rockets as part of its action against “the sworn enemy of the Korean people.” This is hardly newsworthy, as it has happened numerous times since North Korea’s withdrawal from the Treaty of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in 2003. So, what is the United States to do? Ideally, absolutely nothing. North Korea’s repressive communist government and its complete control of information more often finds itself the butt of jokes than in serious conversations, and rightly so. The country is not sustainable. North Korea relies heavily on foreign food aid from several countries, including China, its closest ally, and for no good reason, the United States. Past negotiations for food and other forms of aid from the United States have worked as an extortion racket. North Korea promises to stop developing nuclear weapons and the United States gives aid as an incentive. Then, North Korea resumes developing nuclear weapons and the process starts over again. Extortion is

usually the powerful extorting money from the weak, but thanks to leadership in Washington, North Korea is somehow extorting us. The United States must realize North Korea is absolutely nonthreatening. If the United States could go toe to toe with the Soviet Union, a country with thousands of nuclear weapons, we shouldn’t be scared of a country that possesses maybe two. There isn’t a reason to provide North Korea with aid, no reason whatsoever. Giving aid to third world countries only helps legitimize oppressive governments. More often than not, dictators use food aid to control their people rather than to feed them. However, North Korea is by no means wrong to develop nuclear weapons. In fact, given the everpresent involvement of the United States with countries without nuclear weapons, I’d say it’s a smart move. For the most part, countries with nuclear capabilities tend to be left free of unwanted United States military involvement. The United States needs to respect North Korea’s sovereignty. It is a country’s right to develop weapons it feels are required to maintain sovereignty against foreign threats. At the same time, we need to stop sending aid, which only serves to legitimize Kim Jong-un’s tyrannical regime. In other words, foreign policy is a lot better and cheaper when you just do nothing.


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n Letters to the editor To the UNH community As you may have read in The New Hampshire recently, the University of New Hampshire community is being asked to divest from companies that produce and sell fossil fuels. This is an important conversation, and I write today to invite students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of UNH to a University Dialogue about promoting sustainable investments on March 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Huddleston Hall Ballroom. Certainly, UNH is not alone in examining this issue. Universities across the country are trying to figure out how to balance their concerns about climate change with the need to keep higher education affordable. Leaders of the UNH Foundation and I have been discussing this issue in depth with students, faculty, staff and our investment managers. And after further discussions with Foundation board leaders, I would offer some preliminary thoughts for our dialogue. First, while a commitment to sustainability is central to UNH’s identity, using our existing endowment to pursue any agenda, no matter how noble, other than maximizing investment returns is not an option. The gifts that created our endowment were given to us by generous alumni, parents and friends under very specific terms – contractual, legal terms that require us to invest in ways that maximize returns. To breach those terms not only would violate their trust; it would signal to a new generation of alumni, parents and friends that UNH cannot be relied on to keep its commitments. Second, sustainability is not the only factor that those charged with the wellbeing of this university community have to weigh. Maximum rates of return are sought not for their own sake, but for the sake of our students. We use our endowment’s income mainly for financial aid. Limiting investment opportunities limits the number of dollars available for financial aid, at least over the long term. Third, notwithstanding these constraints, I support efforts to create a new investment fund, or “sleeve,” one that would allow new donors to direct their gifts to a sustainability-oriented fund. While returns from such a fund may, for the reasons noted above, be less robust than returns from more broadly invested funds, I believe that the availability of such a sleeve could attract donors who otherwise might not be inclined to give to UNH. We are working to research this possibility and hope to have a specific proposal to present when we report to the Foundation board in June. Meanwhile, we look forward to a productive, forward-looking and in-depth dialogue in March. Among the questions I hope we explore are: • What exactly is a sustainable investment? • How restrictive should a new sustainable portfolio be? • How much risk are we willing to take that returns from a restricted fund might be below returns from funds more fully

reflective of the market? These questions are especially crucial in light of UNH’s limited resources and our commitment to keep UNH affordable to students and their families. Given that New Hampshire is last in the nation in per capita support of public higher education, and that New Hampshire college students graduate with the highest loan debt in the nation, I know that we all want to keep UNH accessible to our hard-working students, regardless of income. Likewise, we know that every dollar we don’t generate from our investments is a dollar less for our academic programs and student financial aid. I believe sincerely that, while there are healthy differences of opinion about investment strategies, we agree that our community is obliged to sustaining both the mission of UNH and the larger human community it serves. Learning to reconcile these important objectives goes to the heart of what it means to be truly sustainable. I hope you will join in the University Dialogue on March 4 and let us hear your thoughts. Best regards, Mark W. Huddleston President University of New Hampshire

To President Huddleston Climate change is accelerating. We are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently; in this last year alone our country experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, and hurricanes, which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. Experts agree that global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic climate disasters. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot safely burn even half of global fossilfuel reserves without dangerously warming the planet for several thousand years. As public pressure to confront climate change builds, we call on the University of New Hampshire to immediately freeze any new investment in fossil-fuel companies and to divest within five years from direct ownership and from any commingled funds that include fossil-fuel public equities and corporate bonds. We believe such action on behalf of UNH will be a sound decision and will ensure the wellbeing of its current and future graduating classes, who deserve the opportunity to graduate with a future not defined by climate chaos. For the good of our students and our nation, and to preserve the quality of life for this and future generations worldwide, we call upon you to join a growing movement of schools around the country that are committed to preventing a more extreme climate by moving UNH’s endowment beyond fossil fuels. Profit is no excuse for the grip these businesses have on our climate and democracy.

Each of the UNH graduates signing this letter currently works for ReVision Energy, northern New England’s largest solar energy integrator. Clearly the culture at UNH fosters a strong commitment to environmental advocacy, and we urge you to reflect that in UNH’s investment strategy. Divestment from fossil fuel-based investment funds is a crucial step towards tackling this planet’s most pressing issue in history. John Capron, ‘88 Geoff Sparrow, ‘03 Will Kessler, ‘08 Dan Clapp, ‘00

To the editor I recently read a particularly troubling column in the last issue of TNH. The column, written by Dan Fournier, was titled “Capitalism is Killing our Humanity.” This column did not sit well with me when I read it; in fact, it spurned me to try to decipher some kind of logical argument out of the unorganized, bantering, incoherent mess of a column. After reading that he considers me a “right wing radical… woefully uneducated on the subject and (that I) choose to regurgitate the racist nationalism of Fox News,” I feel compelled to take action to persuade both the author and the audience that the “cancer” of capitalism is anything but that! Capitalism is an economic system that is the foundation of American society as we know it – it is inlaid in the framework of the U.S. Constitution and is the bedrock of American exceptionalism. Mr. Fournier calls foul that socialism is not given a fair approach due to “right-wing nationalists” and “the anti-Left crowd” through “rampant intellectual dishonesty.” The author urges an honest, unbiased study of socialist literature, inferring that he has done such reading, a commendable undertaking. Mr. Fournier, for having done so much reading in socialist literature, I (as part of the racist right-wing nationalists, I guess) strongly urge you to pick up a copy of the Constitution and read it closely. Maybe try opening Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus or Richard Cantillon to brush up on some economics. Do not make blanket statements regarding the intellectual caliber of people who view the world differently than yourself; it is both distasteful and jeopardizes any argument. For all the problems a socialist state would solve, the arrogant, condescending tone Mr. Fournier uses to broadly categorize people who think differently than he is not one of them. Connor Slein UNH ‘14

To the editor Capitalism is not a dispersion of greed or avarice, it’s business and it’s exchange. People benefit from the fruits of business and

benefit from the exchange of commerce. In a system built entirely on this concept a person should be able to compete in a marketplace for his own desires. This person takes risks, and those risks can be rewarded. Capitalism is in essence a great trial by fire. Success is possible, but not assured. The game is not rigged. It is played and won by a mixture of devotion and belief. The system that Mr. Fournier preaches so dearly for is unsustainable and ardently absurd. A system in which competition is squandered and scarcity runs rampant is a system that inevitably crumbles apart. Free enterprise allows the activity of commerce, and for that person, say a donut shop owner, to operate in an environment that produces economic gain and is shielded from the tangles of government. The very system Mr. Fournier proposes as a successor to capitalism is one that replaces free enterprise with government giveaways, at the cost of the public treasury. The more the government offers,

the longer the lines form, and the more hands go out. Entitlement replaces productivity, and the fruits of labor become gifts from government. Does this system work? Sure, but as Margaret Thatcher so eloquently put it, “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” If the desire is for the United States to transfer its capitalistic system into a socialistic one, then so be it. Will there be resistance? Undoubtedly. Will a lesson be learned, however? Absolutely. If the succession is achieved, then one day, not long after its implementation, the government well will be dry, and the masses will galvanize the streets, demanding their goods from a government that can no longer afford to supply them. And, that is socialism... Phil Boynton UNH ‘14

Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Thumbs up to snow days, college style.

Thumbs down to trudging through the slush on Monday. Thumbs up to themed dinners at HoCo. Thumbs down to the massive lines at HoCo theme dinners. Thumbs up to the Celts going on a winning streak after losing Rondo. Thumbs down to digging out your car after a snowstorm. Thumbs up to all the workers who kept UNH running through the storm. Thumbs down to homework starting to pile up. Thumbs up to chocolate-covered expresso beans. Thumbs down to parking tickets.


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Four recruits sign with Wildcats Balducci says class brings ‘high skill level and athleticism’ STAFF REPORT the new hampshire

Robin Balducci, 22-year head coach of the University of New Hampshire field hockey team, announced Thursday that four student-athletes signed a National Letter of Intent to attend UNH in the fall 2013 semester and play for the Wildcats’ field hockey team. The quartet compromises of midfielder Gianna Bensaia, back Jackie Hozza, goalkeeper Melissa Rize and midfielder Aggie Sutherland. These players received a total of one All-America Team, one Regional All-America Team, two Academic All-America Team and six All-State Team awards; they also combined to win four state championships. “We are really excited about the potential within this class, not only with the accomplishments but what they can contribute to the team immediately and move our program to an even more competitive level in 2013,” Balducci said.  “This class is probably one of the most decorated classes to come into our program, with their accomplishments both at the high school and club level,” she continued. “They bring a high skill level and athleticism in addition to a winning culture.” Bensaia is the fifth recruit from Lakeland High School brought to the UNH field hockey program by Balducci and the incoming freshman will be reunited with current Wildcat and 2012 All-America

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Third Team honoree Megan Bozek. Bensaia was named to the high school All-America Second Team as a senior, when she was also tabbed Player of the Year by The Journal News and MSG, and was a Regional All-America Team selection as a junior. Bensaia was a three-time AllState and all-conference honoree.  In addition to a standout high school career at Lakeland, Bensaia was a member of the USA Field Hockey Under-17 Squad and U-17 Junior National Team. She also was a gold medalist at the USA Field Hockey Festival with the Hudson Valley field hockey club and competed at the USA Junior Olympics twice. Hozza led Wilson West Lawn High School to four Berks I Division championships and was named to the Academic All-America Team and All-State Second Team as a senior, when the team captain was also an All-County First Team selection and tabbed Berks County Outstanding Defensive Player.  Hozza also played for the X-Calibur field hockey club and helped her team to a first-place finish at the 2009 AAU National Field Hockey Championship. Rize was a three-year starting goalie for Archbishop Spalding. As a senior, she was an Academic All-America Team, All-State First Team, All-Met Second Team (both Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metro areas) and All-County First Team honoree who was selected to the Maryland Senior Game. Rize captained the team that year and re-

corded an .864 save percentage with 10 shutouts.  As a junior, Rize was an AllState Honorable Mention and AllCounty Second Team selection with an .856 save percentage. She finished with an .859 save percentage as a sophomore. Rize will once again be teammates with Casey Pohlmeyer – the duo played together on the Spark field hockey club, for whom Rize was a two-year captain. She also competed at the AAU Junior Olympics and is a USFHA Futures participant, including a bronze medal at the National Futures Tournament.  Sutherland captained the Central Dauphin High School field hockey team as a senior, when she was named Commonwealth Player of the Year, All-State First Team, Mid Penn All-Star and Mid Penn Big 11. One year earlier, Sutherland was a Mid Penn All-Star as the Rams were Mid Penn champions and advanced to the state semifinals. Sutherland also plays for the Key State field hockey club, where she and current ‘Cat Lynne Lehman were teammates, and is a USFHA Futures participant.  This class joins the UNH field hockey program that has won three consecutive America East regularseason titles and advanced to the conference championship game for the third time in as many years in 2012. The Wildcats finished the year 12-8 overall with a 5-0 record in America East.

Hockey East Standings 1. Boston College 2. UNH Merrimack 4. Boston University Providence 6. UMass Lowell 7. UMass Amherst 8. Vermont 9. Maine 10. Northeastern

Conference 12-6-1 11-6-2 11-6-2 10-7-1 8-6-5 8-8-2 7-10-1 5-10-4 4-10-5 4-11-3

Points 25 24 24 21 21 18 15 14 13 11

Overall 16-7-2 16-7-3 13-10-5 13-12-1 10-10-6 14-9-2 10-13-2 8-14-4 8-15-5 8-13-3

In Brief UNH nordic teams in action at Dartmouth The University of New Hampshire Nordic skiing trio of Annika Taylor, Elizabeth Izzo and Anya Caldwell-Bean posted a third-place finish in the women’s 3x5K freestyle relay to highlight Saturday’s racing action at the EISA’s Dartmouth Carnival. With 520 points, the UNH skiers are in fourth place behind Vermont (713 points), Dartmouth (675) and Middlebury (565). Saturday’s scheduled alpine races were postponed to a date to be determined. Taylor registered the fastest time among the three Wildcats with a lap of 16 minutes, 14.7 seconds. Izzo clocked in at 16:19.4, and Caldwell-Bean finished in 17:13.1

to give UNH a total time of 49:47.3 for 96 points. Dartmouth won the race in 47:57.7 (116 points), followed by UVM (48:57.2, 106 points).   The UNH men’s Nordic combination of Erik Lindgren, Sam Reed and Per Lindgren finished the 3x5K free relay in a time of 45:18.8 for 60 points and seventh place. Per Lindgren tallied the fastest lap (14:57.2), followed by his older brother Erik Lindgren (15:03.5) and Reed (15:18.1). Dartmouth won the race in 41:58.7 (116 points). The Dartmouth Carnival will conclude with the men’s and women’s slalom races at Dartmouth Skiway at a date to be determined.

Junior guard Hogan stands out for Wildcats Kelsey Hogan, a junior from Nashua, scored a team- and seasonhigh 17 points to lead the UNH women’s basketball team to a 6745 victory against the University of Vermont on Feb. 6 at Lundholm Gymnasium. The point guard and co-captain, who played 25 minutes in her return to the starting lineup (she had missed five consecutive games before coming off the bench Feb. 2 at Stony Brook), shot a perfect 6 of 6 from the field and that included four 3-pointers. Hogan is the first Wildcat since January 2005 to shoot 100 percent from the floor (minimum five field goals), and she made her 100th career 3-pointer with the last of her four vs. UVM to become the 11th player in program history to reach that milestone; the four 3-pointers matched her career high. Hogan also recorded a teamhigh four rebounds as well as two assists against the Catamounts; she was named UNH’s America East Player of the Game. In the Feb. 2 game at Stony Brook, Hogan became the 13th UNH Wildcat to reach 250 career assists with the second of her three in that game. Through 22 games this season (15 games played), Hogan leads the team in assists (50; 3.3 per game) and also ranks third in scoring (8.5 ppg), fifth in rebounding (3.1 rpg), second in minutes per game (31.5) and third in 3-point field goals (1450).

In early January, Hogan recorded team highs in points (12) and assists (three) vs. SBU. She made 4-6 field goals, including her only 3-point attempt, and went 3-4 from the foul line to finish with 12 points at Vermont; she also tallied four rebounds, two assists and a steal. Hogan matched her career high of nine assists Nov. 17 at the College of the Holy Cross. In the season opener at Yale University, she made all eight free throw attempts and the eight foul shots marked a career high. Hogan joined the UNH women’s basketball program in the 2008-09 season but incurred a season-ending knee injury after just three games. She also redshirted the 2009-10 season before returning to action in 2010-11. Hogan started all 29 games that season and led the America East conference in both 3-point field goal percentage (.413) and assists (118) en route to garnering All-Rookie Team recognition. Last year as a sophomore cocaptain, Hogan once again led the conference in 3-point FG percentage (.446). She was atop UNH’s assist leaderboard (76) and also ranked third in points (307), scoring average (10.2) and rebounding (3.8 per game). Hogan’s career highlights include 20 points vs. Bryant University (Nov. 14, 2008) and a 10-rebound effort vs. Seton Hall University (Nov. 16, 2011).


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National Signing Day: 11 recruits commit to UNH UNH recruits look to shine

Many of the top college football recruits in the nation sign letters of intent on national signing day, which was this past Wednesday. Eleven student-athletes committed to play at UNH (more info in the map on the right). Below is a look at the players that these incoming freshmen will be looking to replace, with names such as Matt Evans, Dontra Peters, Joey Orlando and Jared Smith highlighting the list.

Will McInerny, OL/DL Bedford, N.H. Ht.: 6’7” Wt.: 290 lbs.

Jake Kennedy, OL/DL Aaron Lewis-Canales, WR/DB Amherst, N.H. Odenten, Md. Ht.: 6’3” Wt.: 285 lbs. Ht.: 6’0” Wt.: 175 lbs.

Rick Holt, OL/DL Portsmouth, N.H. Ht.: 6’3” Wt.: 275 lbs.

Riley Pritchett, TE/LB Berwyn, Pa. Ht.: 6’2” Wt.: 215 lbs.

UNH Departing Seniors Player Position Dontra Peters James Brady Tyler Sargent Matt Evans Chris Zarkoskie Alan Buzbee Isaiah Martin Mickey DiLima Walter McCarthy Joey Orlando Jared Smith Matt Murray Randi Vines Nick Pellino

Patrick Mensah, WR/DB New City, N.Y. Ht.: 6’0” Wt.: 185 lbs.

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Odaine Franklyn, TE/LB White Plains, N.Y. Ht.: 6’2” Wt.: 230lbs.

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Michael Boryeskne, FB/LB Sparta, N.J. Ht.: 6’1” Wt.: 215 lbs. Antonio Natale, QB/S Bridgewater, N.J. Ht.: 6’1” Wt.: 200 lbs. Geno Miller, RB/DB Alexandria, Va. Ht.: 5’11” Wt.: 190 lbs.

Max Avin, WR/DB Coral Springs, Fla. Ht.: 5’11” Wt.: 180 lbs.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 brought the puck into the zone and his wrap-around attempt was blocked by netminder Jon Gillies. Downing recovered the rebound in front of the net and put it past Gillies’ glove. “I think any time you can beat a goalie like that, it helps your team out,” Downing said. “It proves he’s not invincible… it showed that we could beat him and got our team going.” The Wildcats drew a penalty with 43 seconds remaining in the second period and were able to capitalize on it in the third. Trevor van Riemsdyk was able to send a pass in front of the net to an open Dan Correale, who scored his second of the season underneath Gillies. Providence drew a slashing penalty when Correale tried to break up a 3-on-2 rush four minutes into the third. On the ensuing power play,

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 Brittney Redlick. The goal was created when Redlick broke away from the opposing team in the neutral zone that allowed her room to take a slap shot from the top of the blue line. With a little bit of luck, the puck took a funny bounce as Chuli misread the direction, which cost a larger deficit over UConn’s head. New Hampshire continued to dominate for the rest of the period,

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Casey DeSmith had 39 saves against the Friars in Sunday’s game. Shane Luke threw a wrist shot on net from the slot that DeSmith saved, but Saracino was there for the rebound to tie it up. The Friars took the lead at the 11:25 mark of the third period on another power play when Saracino unleashed a slap shot that beat DeSmith on the stick side. Gillies made the save of the

night with 6:19 remaining when Eric Knoedel ripped a slap shot that was deflected by a defender. The puck dribbled to Kevin Goumas who thought he had a goal, but Gillies’ dove toward the net and snagged the puck before it crossed the goal line. “After the save he made on Goumas, I didn’t think we’d ever

but was only able to get two goals on the board. The Huskies however had an opportunity with two minutes left in the period to get a tally of their own, but a hustling Crossley was able to back check and poke the puck away from danger. After one period of play, UNH held a 2-0 lead. UNH also managed to lead in shots for the period by a total of 11 to seven. As the second period took course, New Hampshire remained consistent with their level of play. They took shots, crashed the net

and back checked. Defensively, Gilligan played on her head by shutting out the Huskies for the second period in a row as the defense as a whole remained steadily sound. The ‘Cats tallied their third goal of the game with 4:21 left in the period off the stick of Hannah Armstrong who picked up her second goal of the night. Armstrong fired a shot from the left faceoff circle picking up her own rebound and made a wrap around the net hitting the top left corner.

get it by [Gillies,”] UNH head coach Dick Umile said. Scott Pavelski scored the game-tying goal with 3:26 to go off a rebound from a shot by Casey Thrush, beating Gillies on his stick side. The Wildcats will face Providence again on Wednesday night, their first of four upcoming away games. They then play at Boston College on Saturday and finish their road trip with Vermont on February 22-23. UNH is currently in second place with 24 points. Providence moved into a tie with Boston University for fourth place with 21 points and can jump to third with a win on Wednesday. If UNH wins, they will overtake the Boston College Eagles and be in sole possession of first place of Hockey East. “Whoever wins on Wednesday night and gets three out of four points will be in good position [for the Hockey East tournament],” Umile said.

48.475. UNH continues its threeweek road trip by competing in a tri-meet at Air Force against the Falcons and Lindenwood University on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m.

New Hampshire led 3-0 after two, and outshot the Huskies 10 to seven in the period. The third period of action stayed much of the previous two as New Hampshire continued to dominate offensively and defensively. Hannah Armstrong added a hat trick to her stellar performance by tallying her third goal at 3:18 into the period. It came from a series of shots in the front of the crease that then triggered an open rebound for Armstrong to burry top left corner giving the Wildcats a commanding

4-0 lead. The remainder of the period consisted of a strong stand in net by UNH goaltender Jenn Gilligan who recorded her second shutout of the season, saving 21 shots. In the end of action, New Hampshire prevailed 4-0. The Wildcats outshot the Huskies over the course of the game by a total of 34-21. New Hampshire will pick up Hockey East action as they travel to Providence to take on the Friars on Friday, Feb. 15. The puck drop is set for 7 p.m.

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Wildcats blow out Huskies with Armstrong hat-trick ment and how we generated our chances overall. It was a great team effort all around.” From the beginning to the end, UNH remained on its toes, causing the Huskies to turn over the puck. New Hampshire was setting up plays in the offensive zone with ease, however struggled in the first few minutes to get a solid shot on net. The ‘Cats broke the kinks and capitalized on a golden opportunity 7:58 into the period. Hannah Armstrong broke the stalemate off a clean breakaway where she was able to beat goaltender Elaine Chuli from right to left trickling the puck just behind the goal line. Less than two minutes later, New Hampshire tallied their second goal of the period off the stick of freshman forward

By ROBERT WILSON STAFF WRITER

The University New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team ended it’s six-game home losing streak Monday night at the Whittemore Center against the UniverUNH 4 sity of Connnecticut Huskies by a final score UConn 0 of 4-0. With the win, New Hampshire improves to 12-14-2 overall and 8-7-1 in Hockey East action. As for the Huskies, they fall to 3-23-3 overall and to 1-14-1 in Hockey East. When asked of UNH head coach Brian McCloskey on his thoughts on the comfortable win, it simply was execution. “We changed up our lines and it worked out well,” McCloskey said. “I was pleased in general with our puck move-

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Jenn Gilligan recorded her second shut-out of the season.

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Senior forward Scott Pavelski fights for the puck with Providence College forward Noel Acciari in Sunday’s contest at the Whittemore Center. Pavelski netted a goal in the game as the Wildcats skated to a 3-3 tie with the Friars.

UNH settles for even with Providence By JUSTIN LORING STAFF WRITER

The UNH men’s hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie against Providence on Sunday at the Whittemore Center. UNH’s record improved to 16-7-3 (11-6-2 in Hockey East, in second place with 24 points), while the Friars UNH 3 (10-10-6, 8-6-5) jumped to third place in Providence 3 a tie with Merrimack with 22 points. The two teams will play again on Wednesday night in Providence, after Friday’s game was postponed due to Blizzard Nemo. The Friars struck first on the power play after Austin Block was called for interference. Nick Saracino, who finished the

night with two goals and an assist, corralled the puck behind the net and was able to draw the UNH defense to the puck side. John Gilmour was given room in the slot where he received a pass and put it behind DeSmith. This marked the first time all season UNH surrendered a power play goal in consecutive games. UNH dominated the first period, outshooting the Friars 17-6, but were unable to capitalize on their scoring opportunities. Grayson Downing tied it up with his eleventh goal of the season at the 14:52 mark in the second period. Dalton Speelman

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Erin Machado matched a personal best with a 9.850 on the floor exercise to highlight the University of New Hampshire gymnastics team’s strongest event Friday night as the Wildcats finished in third place at an East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) quad-meet won by No. 17 Maryland. The Terrapins (7-1-1, 5-1-1 EAGL) scored a 195.100 to defeat North Carolina State (194.600), UNH (193.300) and Towson (192.250). The Wolfpack’s record now stands at 5-4-1, 2-2-1 EAGL; the Wildcats slip to 7-3, 4-2 EAGL; and the Tigers tumble to (4-7, 0-3 EAGL). The Wildcats began the meet with three strong sets on the balance beam, but tight judging held the ‘Cats to an uncharacteristically low 47.100 to slip into fourth place through one rotation. Kayla Gray notched a 9.750 to collect team-high honors and second place overall. UNH rallied back during the second rotation to score a 48.950 on floor exercise, its highest team mark of the meet. Machado headlined the Wildcats’ efforts by matching her personal best with a 9.850 for a share of fifth place. Erika Rudiger equaled her career high with a 9.825 for a seventhplace deadlock, and Jannelle Minichiello set a personalbest floor score with a 9.775 (T-13th). In the third rotation, the Wildcats hit five of their six vaults with strong showings and no falls among the counting scores for a 48.775. Hannah Barile matched her personal best for the second straight meet by compiling a 9.825 to grab a share of fifth place. Courtney Connors had an impressive 9.800 to match her season high and an eighthplace tie. The ‘Cats concluded the competition on uneven bars, with the middle of the lineup stepping up with strong performances. Austyn Fobes tied Maryland’s Karen Tang for first place with matching marks of 9.850. Fobes was supported by Rudiger and Gray, who shared fourth place with

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IN THIS ISSUE - UNH football brought in 11 new student-athletes last week on national signing day. Page 19

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IN THIS ISSUE - Head coach Robin Balducci is excited for the new recruits who signed with the UNH field hockey team last week. Page 18


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The New Hampshire's 29th issue of the 102nd volume of the spring semester 2013.

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