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A 45-foot high indoor rock-climbing wall in New Hampshire Hall was opened to the public in September, but, despite its prices, hasn’t attracted many students.

On Sunday, Nov. 21, UNH’s Indian Student Association took over the Granite State Room of the MUB with its annual Diwali celebration.

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More students looking for jobs, but employers remain consistent Gregory Meighan STAFF WRITER

Durham Marketplace Store Manager Perry Shaw has been receiving around 10 applications per day. Still, Shaw has kept consistent staffing numbers at the DUMP, which is a common trend for businesses in down-

town Durham. “One of the problems of Durham is there aren’t a lot of retail options, and there is only room for so many employees,” Jesse Gangwer, the owner of Town and Campus, said. The demand for jobs has been in flux with the ebb and flow of the national

economy. Gangwer, like Shaw, has noticed that more people have been looking for jobs, but he said that he has continued to keep his number of employees at four students working on a part-time basis, from 12 to 16 hours a week. Small businesses throughout the JOBS continued on page 3

COURTESY PHOTO Durham Martketplace has been receiving 10 applications a day, a common trend for local businesses.

Students take advantage of online sales on cyber holiday

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Dylan and Paul Long opened up Wild Child Express in front of Horton Hall. Below, Dylan prepares a sub.

New concession stand in it for the ‘Long’ haul Peter Luk

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new concession stand has found its way onto the UNH campus. Wild Child Express, owned and operated by the father-son combination of Paul and Dylan Long, features a small but complete menu meant to satisfy the taste buds of UNH students. “We’re trying to do our thing,” owner Paul said. The thing to which Long refers is finding a fair balance of fresh, healthy options as well as some classic favorites like steak and cheese subs and sweet Italian sausages. “We’re trying to go both ways, for the people that want to eat healthy and for the people that just want some comfort food,” Paul said.

The food business seems to be in Long’s bloodline, as it is something he’s done almost his entire life. Paul said he went to school for restaurant and hotel management, which has helped serve him and his business. He has worked with his son for years now, and he lives in Dover. “I’ve done a lot of different things in my life, but I always come back to cooking,” Paul said. Before their arrival on campus, both Paul and Dylan worked their ‘Sausage Express’ stands at several Home Depots in the Seacoast area. Their Wild Child Express trolley was intended to be a Home Depot stand, but things fell through when new management took over. “We weren’t comfortable with what they were telling us, so we just pulled the WILD CHILD continued on page 3

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Black Friday may have come and gone, but the shopping has only just begun. An estimated 106.9 million Americans planned to shop on Cyber Monday, according to a survey conducted by shop. org. The number of people who partake in this ritual has increased enormously over the past five years, from 60 million in 2006. Although Cyber Monday is a fairly new holiday, having been coined in 2005 by the National Retail Federation, according to its website, it is a cyber holiday that has grown almost as large as Black Friday itself. The National Retail Federation came up with the name to describe “the second-biggest online shopping day of the year”, according to an article on msn. com. Freshman Kaitlynne Bilodeau said that Cyber Monday is much more convenient than Black Friday, which she describes as “horrible” because “you have to wake up ridiculously early and wait in huge lines just to buy a few things.” Bilodeau said that Cyber Monday is great because it allows the user to shop at home. “You can just sit in the comfort of your home and find cheap deals,” she said. “A lot of places even do free shipping, so it’s just a great way to get what you’re looking for cheap and hassle-free.” Bildodeau said that she bought a poster during Cyber Monday. Many businesses allow shoppers to sign up for email updates that inform potential buyers about the best deals and when they’re happening. The website cybermonday.com is likely one of the most common cyber shopping websites, but many businesses and retail stores had sales as well, includCYBER continued on page 3


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Contents Indian students host Diwali event

Rock-climbing wall open to public

7 On Sunday, Nov. 21, UNH’s Indian Student Association held its annual Diwali celebration in the Granite State Room.

8 The indoor rock-climbing wall in New Hampshire Hall was initially only available to outdoor education majors, but is now open to the public.

Wildcats head to Daytona Beach

Bullying conference to be held

This week in Durham

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9 On Friday, Dec. 3, a conference, “School Bullying: Issues and Strategies,” will be held at UNH, and will feature several speakers.

Professor provides economic forecast UNH professor Ross Gittell recently published a New England Economic Partnership (NEEP) forecast, providing the suggestion that the New England economy will continue to lag in spite of government efforts, with Rhode Island having the weakest economy.

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16 The UNH football team will travel to Daytona Beach, Fla., this Saturday to take on Bethune-Cookman in first-round FCS playoff action.

Landlords may alter leases to students Joanne Stella of UNH Student Legal Services said that students should be aware of the possibility of landlords tweaking their leases to include a ‘fine’ system in response to the Disorderly House Ordinance that was passed by the Durham Town Council.

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plug and canceled altogether,” Dylan said. With that, the Long’s began a search to find a new place to call home, and with a little help from a familiar friend, they were able to do so. “We’re actually friends with Vinny [Cirasole], and he helped us design the Wild Child Express stand,” Dylan said. “We wanted to do something similar, but didn’t want to step on anyone’s toes.” Cirasole owns and operates Higher Grounds, a popular concession stand located by the Dimond Library and Hewitt Hall. And the name “Wild Child Express” is a family thing, according to Paul. “Dylan’s mother came up with the name,” Paul said. “It just clicked.” The Long’s may not be stepping on anyone’s toes, but they are quite close to another popular vendor, Ramon’s. “I don’t mind [Wild Child] being there; I just think he probably would have been better somewhere else rather than being so close,” Ramon’s owner Ramon Valdez said. “But there’s nothing I could do about it.” Paul says Ramon has been nothing but nice since Wild Child

Express’s arrival on campus. “The first day I came here I went over and talked to [Valdez] before [Wild Child Express] was even set up and said, ‘Look, I’m going to get a placement here, and this is the only place available on campus,’ and I told [Valdez] what I wanted to do, and he was very nice about it,” Paul said. “He said, ‘Yes bringing more food to this area would be good.’ His menu was too big anyways. [Valdez] has been wonderful ever since.” The Long’s know that Valdez has plenty of loyal clientele, and hope that they too will someday have a regular following. “[Valdez] knows he has a good thing going,” Dylan said. When asked about his outlook on the future, Paul remained optimistic. “We’re making little money right now, so you have to really put in the hours in order to create a business,” Paul said. “But we’re in it for the long haul; this isn’t a frivolous act. I’m bald, and I’m old, and I have to have a job.” Wild Child Express’s hours of operation are Monday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. They hope to soon extend their hours to accommodate a late night crowd. They accept cash and credit cards but do not currently accept Cat’s Cache.

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ing Amazon, Toys ‘R’ Us and Barnes & Noble. At 6:30 p.m., the “hottest product deal” was the HP Pavilion dv6t Select Edition Series Note-

book at $799. Also in the top 10 was the Razor electric scooter, Entourage Season 5 on DVD, a Marc New York Down Quilted Puffer Coat, and the Disney Princess & Me Belle doll.

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Durham community rely on students, and one of the biggest student draws is The Bagelry. Manager Abby Silverman-Claridge said that the 20 to 22 college students she has make up to 75 percent of her total staff. “We probably got 100 [applications] before I stopped taking them,” Silverman-Claridge said. She said that her numbers have been consistent with recent years, and she has been able to carry an experienced staff. She said that many students who start working there tend to stay longer than one year. “I have people that stay with me four years, five years or two years,” Silverman-Claridge said. “Some years I have to hire six to eight people, and some years I have to hire two.” She said that, like any restaurant, she staffs according to what she projects business to be like. On occasion she has to cut people’s hours for a day or week, but she has very rarely had to let people go. The Memorial Union Building employs the largest assembly of

student workers with approximately 120 students working in the various departments. MaryAnne Lustgraaf, MUB director, said on average they receive five to six applicants for every job. Lustgraaf is grateful for all of the students who keep the building that supports so much campus life running. She said people want to work at the center of it all, and they have never had a hard time getting employees. “We hire in the spring for the fall, that way they have a chance to job shadow,” Lustgraaf said. “We will hire some people on the spot in the fall, but they have to have the skill set and the time schedule.” Nate Brouwer, a senior electrical engineering major, has worked as a building manager for the MUB for four years. Brouwer said that he was lucky because an opening arose when he applied his freshman year. Brouwer got into the job through the work-study program, which Lustgraaf said makes up anywhere between a quarter and a third of the student percentage of the staff in a given year. Lustgraff said that many people apply year after year

because it offers a job in a central location of campus that is active with student life, and provides leadership experiences that better students for life out of college. “The MUB is a community,” Brouwer said. “We are there to work, but we are all friends, and we all hang out outside of work, and that makes it a lot more enjoyable.” When Tahlor Marchi was a freshman, she looked for jobs throughout campus because she did not have a car and didn’t feel like taking a bus to work. “I worked at Philbrook Dining Hall on the Mongolian Grill making steak and cheese until I decided I needed something bigger and better,” Marchi said. Now the senior business administration major is in her third year working at Breaking New Grounds. She said that when she went to apply, they were out of applications, so she took a piece of paper and wrote down her information, strengths, and drew a smiley face for flare. She has loved working at Breaking New Grounds because of the pride that comes from working at a small local business.


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Professor publishes Jewish population looking forward to economic forecast early Hannukah celebration this year for upcoming years Leanne Italie

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Bronwyn Field

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With the uncertain economic future looming overhead it is a wonder when it will get better. UNH professor Ross Gittell offered his ideas on the economy in a recently published an New England Economic Partnership (NEEP) forecast. The statement suggested that the New England economy will continue to lag in spite of government efforts. “The forecast for the region is for the economy to grow slowly for another nine to 12 months and only then to pick up some strength,” Gittell said. “Over the next approximate year, employment growth in the region is expected to be above the U.S. average and then fall below the U.S. average returning to a longer term trend.” Gittell, who is also the vice president and forecast manager of the NEEP, suggested that it was a hard time to forecast such events. The Bureau of Labor Statistics no longer surveys in the same manner it had done in the past. “The concern is that BLS has changed their methodology and taken control of the estimates and use of survey data for state employment,” Gittell said. “Prior to this, states were able to correct/adjust the survey data based on other information and insights at the state level. Now that is not allowed by BLS.” Despite such changes, Gittell continued to forecast that the strongest state economies would remain Massachusetts and New Hampshire, while Rhode Island will be the weakest. In addition, regional unemployment is expected to persist above eight percent until the second half of 2012. UNH students offered their input regarding the economy.

“I think it will definitely affect job opportunities when I get out of college in a year and a half,” 20year-old English major Colin Patrick Hayward said. The current economy has, in fact, appeared to hurt many liberal arts graduates. As Gittell suggested, students with science, business, technical and engineering degrees will have better job opportunities this year. Within another a year, the job market should improve for other students.

“The concern is that BLS has changed their methodology and taken control of the estimates and use of survey data for state employment.” Ross Gittell UNH business professor However, even students working to obtain these types of degrees still fear the future. “I hope to open my own business one day,” sophomore WSBE student Kara Chisholm said. “And I’m afraid I will fail due to [a large amount of] debt.” But only time will tell for the anxious students and wondering economists. “Hopefully [the economy will improve] soon,” Chisholm said. “But the reality is it is going to be while.”

Rabbi Mark Sobel, the spiritual leader of a Reform-rooted synagogue in Burbank, Calif., enjoys “winter” carols come Hanukkah and Christmastime, but this year is a little different. The Jewish faith’s eight days of candle lighting, prayers, latkes and dreidel fun begins Wednesday, before carolers get in the swing and so soon after Thanksgiving there might just be some leftovers still in the fridge. Hanukkah’s on the early side on the Gregorian calendar anyway - along with other major Jewish observances this year. Some Jews are looking forward to a little distance between Hanukkah and the Christmas madness. It helps, they said, in staving off the perception that the Festival of Lights is a Christmas wannabe. Others started panicking before their Thanksgiving bird was defrosted. For Sobel, it won’t change the way he celebrates, save a tinge of remorse that non-Jewish neighbors and friends won’t yet be in the holiday spirit. “The feeling of total holiday season is not there,” said Sobel, from the independent Temple Beth Emet. Jewish festivals and commemorations begin on different Gregorian dates each year because they’re set by a lunar-based Hebrew calendar adjusted to ensure certain ones fall during certain seasons. Wyckoff, N.J., mom Caryn Kasmanoff, who has two teenagers and a nine-year-old, notes that Hanukkah is a very minor holiday, religiously speaking, in relation to Passover and other biblically mandated observances. It’s nowhere near as important as Christmas is

to Christians, but the comparisons can be harder on Jewish kids when the two holidays stand alone on the calendar, she said. “As Christmas gets closer and children in school get more excited, their ‘party’ is over,” Kasmanoff said. “So yes, as a parent, it’s easier for the religions to share the festive feeling.” That can also be true for more secular Jews and interfaith families who will be packing away their menorahs after Hanukkah only to start prepping for Christmas. Or for people who focus on Thanksgiving as the big-deal holiday with barely any time to de-stress before Hanukkah shopping and party planning must be done. “The world doesn’t stop for Hanukkah,” said Jennifer Prost, who has kids ages 16 and 12 in Montclair, N.J. “My kids still have tests to study for and papers to write. When Hanukkah is closer to Christmas, the kids are off from school, work schedules slow, evening meetings are off the table.” For the college set, on-campus Hanukkah might mean missing mom’s potato latkes, but their family’s not-home-for-the-holidays loss could be Ralph Taber’s gain. He’s the director of the Klehr Center for Jewish Life at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., and a programmer for Hillel, the foundation for Jewish campus life. “The timing of Hanukkah this year is perfect because it will occur before classes end,” he said. “We know that students will be willing to attend more on-campus Hanukkah events.” As a parent, Taber is happy for Hanukkah’s quick approach. He’ll be done with shopping and celebrations just as Christmas is crowding stores and yuletide travel is clogging roads.

But some sellers of Jewish-related gifts said “early” Hanukkah can mean slow going. “When it’s close to Christmas, it’s celebrated much more actively,” said Gary Rosenthal, who creates menorahs, charity boxes and other Judaica out of metals and fused glass. “When Hanukkah is close to Thanksgiving it’s passed us before we even know what happened. It’s not good or bad. It’s just the way it is.” Hanukkah rarely begins in November, though it will begin the night before Thanksgiving Day come 2013. “That’s super early and people will definitely be thrown for a loop,” said Stacy Garnick, a former Hebrew school principal and career Jewish educator with two kids, 8 and 3, in Amherst, N.H. Thanksgiving followed by an “early” Hanukkah is just fine with Sobel. He said Thanksgiving has a lot in common with the festival of Sukkot, which has similarities with Hanukkah. Both are eightday celebrations, the former in the fall to commemorate the Jews’ desert wandering after the Exodus from Egypt. Hanukkah marks the rededication of the Holy Temple at the time of the Maccabean revolt and the miracle of a smidge of found oil lasting eight days. “Some people think it’s kind of great when Hanukkah’s not anywhere near Christmas because it gets to be its own holiday,” said Nora Rubel, an assistant professor of religion at the University of Rochester in New York. “Theoretically, Hanukkah is supposed to celebrate triumph over assimilation,” Rubel said, “so the great irony is it has become a Jewish Christmas, which is something that Jews complain about all the time but participate in.”

Americans being held in Iran make phone calls home to family in US Patrick Condon ASSOCIATED PRESS

MINNEAPOLIS- Two Americans held in Iran on espionage charges told their families during brief phone calls over the weekend that they haven’t had access to their lawyer and do not know what is happening in their cases, their families said Monday. Both calls came early Saturday and lasted about five minutes each. Shane Bauer called the cell phone of his mother, Cindy Hickey of Pine City, Minn., at about 6 a.m. Central time. Josh Fattal called his parents’ suburban Philadelphia home about an hour later. Hickey said her son sounded “strong but frustrated.” Fattal’s mother, Laura Fattal, said it was

“joyous” to hear her son’s voice but that it also underlined her family’s heartbreak at his continued imprisonment. Both mothers said the men have few details of Iran’s case against them and haven’t been allowed to speak to their Tehranbased attorney for several months. “He said, ‘I have no idea what’s going on with my case, what’s happening with it,’” Hickey said. “I just told him that we’re working on this, to have faith that we’re going to do everything we can to get him home.” Iran has accused Bauer, Fattal and Bauer’s fianc√© Sarah Shourd of espionage after they were arrested near the country’s border with Iraq in July 2009 during what their families say was an innocent hiking trip. Iran released Shourd

on medical grounds this past September, and a trial in Iran is scheduled for Feb. 6. Shourd, who lives in the San Francisco area, had arrived at the Fattal home on Friday for a short visit, and was able to speak briefly to Fattal during his call. Hickey and Laura Fattal said they believe, based on the calls, that their sons have become even more isolated since Shourd was released. They reported getting less time in the prison’s exercise yard, and that they had been getting few of the daily letters from family members after previously receiving most of them. Bauer and Fattal also stopped getting books mailed by their families, the mothers said.


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Police: Pa. couple hid 5 children from society Michael Rubinkam ASSOCIATED PRESS

YORK, Pa.- They lived outside society, hidden from the world in a squalid row house with no heat, electricity or running water. They had no birth certificates, no schooling, no immunizations or evidence of medical care nothing whatsoever to prove their existence. Police in this south-central Pennsylvania city are still piecing together how the parents of five children ranging in age from 2 to 13 managed to conceal them for so many years. And why. “I don’t know what would possess them at all,” said detective Dana Ward Jr., who tracked down the children after a child welfare agency received an anonymous tip about the clandestine family. Ward charged Louann Bowers, 33, and Sinhue Johnson, 45, with five felony counts of child endangerment. They are scheduled to be in court Friday, though Bowers’ lawyer said she will waive her right to an arraignment. Both are locked up in York County Prison. Bowers ran away from “a very chaotic household” when she was 16 and “didn’t want to be found,” attorney Ronald Gross said. “I think, unfortunately, Mom’s

desire to not be found by her family impacted the children’s growth,” he said. “She realizes now, ‘I should have done it differently.’” Johnson’s public defender did not return a phone message seeking comment on the case, which was first reported by The York Dispatch and York Daily Record. Years of isolation have taken their toll on the siblings. Now living in foster homes, “some of the children suffer health and vision issues,” Ward wrote in an affidavit. “None of the children are at their expected education levels, and there are possible mental health issues.” Since their discovery, the children have been vaccinated and the older ones have been enrolled in school. York County Children and Youth Services became aware of the family through anonymous tips in 2003 and again in 2007, but police said Johnson refused to cooperate with caseworkers. The agency got another anonymous referral in 2009, this time from someone claiming to be a family member who had seen the children. The agency contacted Johnson again, but he remained uncooperative, court documents state. That led caseworkers to obtain a court order granting them permis-

sion to enter the dilapidated house on South Duke Street. By the time they arrived, the family had fled. Ward said it appeared that all seven family members had lived in a single room on the second floor. He said all the utilities were shut off. Rainwater came through the leaky roof and was collected in buckets.

Bowers has stymied investigators’ efforts to learn more about the family’s circumstances. The fact that almost no one knew about the children is even more puzzling because of the urban setting in which they lived. Neighbors say they never saw them, not even once.

“They did say that they were not permitted to talk about the family or the living conditions.” Dana Ward Jr. detective Police tracked the family to a hotel outside York. Johnson was gone, but Bowers opened the door, her head concealed by a dark veil. The detective found the children hiding in a bathroom, three girls and two boys. They hadn’t bathed and appeared unkempt. They left with investigators without saying a word and refused to provide any information. “They did say that they were not permitted to talk about the family or the living conditions,” Ward said. The lack of cooperation from either the children or Johnson and

Charlton Shaw, 56, a roofer who lives several doors down, said he was unaware of the children’s existence until Johnson and Bowers were arrested. “I said, holy heck, how did they do that? You never heard a sound. No kids crying, no kids coming or going,” said Shaw, who has lived on the block for 10 years. “How do you mess up the kids’ futures like that?” Gross disputed the notion that his client was hiding her children but acknowledged the family maintained a “very close network of individuals.” Gross said the children were

home-schooled, but Ward said he could find no evidence of it. Parents of home-schooled children are required by law to register with the district in which they live, provide evidence of immunizations and follow approved curricula. Gross said Bowers has studied more than 70 religions and adheres to a faith related to Islam. “She essentially doesn’t show her face, except to her husband,” Gross said. He said the family opposes vaccinations “based on some beliefs about impurity and pricks of the skin.” He declined to comment about the apparent lack of birth certificates. “She understands she had some shortcomings as a parent, but her love and desire to have the children and wanting to be there for her children has not changed,” Gross said. Gross said Johnson was in the midst of rehabbing the house on South Duke Street, and that the family spent most of its time in Washington, D.C. But Ward said he could find no evidence the family ever lived in Washington. “There are still a lot of unanswered questions from our end,” Ward said, “because no one will talk to us.”

Missing Mich. boys’ dad lied about woman entrusted with boys care Corey Williams ASSOCIATED PRESS

MORENCI, Mich.- A father of three missing boys lied about a relationship with a woman he claims to have entrusted with their care, said the Michigan police chief leading the investigation into their disappearance. Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks said Monday that police doubt the story of John Skelton, 39, who told them he handed over his children to a woman named Joann Taylor before attempting suicide Friday. The boys Tanner, 5, Alexander, 7, and Andrew, 9 were last seen Thursday in the backyard of their father’s southern Michigan home and are believed to be in danger. Authorities haven’t named the father as a suspect, but Weeks said they also haven’t ruled him out. The police chief said Monday authorities are looking for anyone who saw the three boys in their father’s blue Dodge Caravan on Thursday or Friday along the Michigan-Ohio border. The FBI said the vehicle was on the Ohio Turnpike during that time. “We believe the boys were in the vehicle the morning or evening before” they were reported missing, Weeks said. He said that despite the time since they were last seen, searchers “remain hopeful” they’re still alive. Police said they have extensively searched name records and other sources for Joann Taylor but have yet to find a woman by that name in a relationship with Skel-

ton. Authorities and volunteers searched Monday afternoon along busy U.S. 20 in northern Ohio highway for any evidence of the boys. Cambridge Township fire chief Scott Damon said he had a crew searching east of Pioneer, Ohio, about 12 miles from the boys’ home in Morenci. “It’s pretty flat land. We’re just walking along,” Damon said.

“We’re looking for any type of evidence. My group has not found anything.” Volunteers have been searching around Morenci, about 75 miles southwest of Detroit, for days. Monday morning, they checked fields, farms and wooded areas along the state boundary based on “information we’ve collected from a number of sources,” Weeks said. Police have searched Skelton’s

Morenci home and removed items but declined to identify them. Weeks said Skelton was being treated at a hospital in Ohio for “mental health issues” after he told police that he tried to hang himself on Friday.

The boys were reported missing Friday by their mother, Tanya Skelton, Weeks said. A family friend said the boys were with their father as part of court-ordered visitation and their parents were going through a divorce.


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Disorderly House ordinance may be concern for renters Ariella Coombs STAFF WRITER

Due to the Disorderly House ordinance, students trying to move into apartments in Durham next year may need to be on the lookout for landlords who include a ‘fine’ system in their leases. According to Joanne Stella of UNH Student Legal Services, landlords may tweak their lease agreements in order to compensate for any disorderly conduct among their renters. “I think the only real affect on students will be landlords who try to pass off fines that are targeted at the landlords to their tenants,” Stella said. “If this happens, it will add to

a trend in leases in this community that often have some sort of ‘fine’ system.”

“We anticipate our tenants to have a social life.” Paul Burton UNH Apartments Stella warned that students should not sign leases that include a ‘fine’ system. She explains that leases are contracts, and contracts

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Wyoming tree arrives in DC to adorn US Capitol JACKSON, Wyo.- A 67-foottall Englemann spruce from northwest Wyoming is arriving in Washington, D.C., to be this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree. The tree is scheduled to reach the west entrance of the Capitol Monday morning. It will be decorated with ornaments made by Wyoming residents, and the lights will be switched on Dec. 7. It’s the first time the Capitol tree

has come from Wyoming. Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso applied in 2007 to have Wyoming be the provider. A search began a year ago in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, and the Capitol superintendent of grounds made his choice in July. It was felled in November and loaded on a truck for a winding journey of nearly 5,000 miles with stops for 35 community celebrations.

often contain something called ‘liquidated damages provisions’, which address the cost associated when one party of the contract violates the agreement and causes economic harm to the other party. A ‘fine’ system looks and sounds similar to liquidated damages; however, these ‘fines’ are often not related at all to any actual damages incurred by the landlord, according to Stella. For example, if a landlord is fined under the Disorderly House ordinance, he or she can have the fine waived by meeting with the chief of police and coming up with a plan to address the problems at the residence. If the landlord has

the meeting and never pays a fine, there is no economic harm. Therefore, charging the tenants would be improper. Renrick Pesce, a junior currently residing in the dorms, said that he is looking to find an apartment for next year. He said he is slightly concerned about the new ordinance and how it will affect him as a new renter. “I know that there has been a lot of talk between the landlords because the Disorderly House ordinance makes them more accountable instead of the renters,” he said. Pesce said that controversy over the new ordinance has made him cautious about finding an apart-

ment, and that he is going to pay more attention to the lease agreement. So far, landlords do not appear to be changing their lease agreements. Paul Burton of UNH Apartments said that he is not thinking about changing anything in the lease agreement. He said that he will just be more careful in management and keep an eye on his properties to avoid any trouble among his tenants. “We anticipate our tenants to have a social life,” Burton said. Burton has been in the rental business for about 25 years and said that he has hardly had any problems with his tenants during that time.

19 Guatemala coffee workers killed in truck crash GUATEMALA CITY- A livestock truck packed with workers on their way to a Guatemala coffee plantation veered off a winding road and crashed, killing 19 of the passengers and injuring 44, an official said Monday. Nine of the coffee workers died at the scene Sunday in the town of Zunil, northwest of Guatemala City, and the others were pronounced dead at nearby hospitals, said Mario de Leon, a spokesman for a local fire department. Most of the 70 people on the truck were between 12 and 19 years

old and a handful of the passengers were children. The truck driver, who is recovering at a hospital, is in police custody after authorities smelled alcohol on his breath after the crash, De Leon said. The truck was coming down a road known for its sharp turns when it went off road and crashed into a wall, throwing out some of the passengers, authorities said. Fifty other coffee workers were traveling the same road in a separate truck.

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Indian Student Association brings Diwali to UNH Corinne Holroyd CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Blue, green and red lights flash as colorfully-clothed dancers and fashion models make their way across the stage, while music from various Bollywood movies and traditional songs blast from the speakers.

“Diwali, the Festival of Lights, at UNH is the closest celebration we can do to stay in touch with out heritage.” Viral Shah President, Indian Student Association On Sunday Nov. 21, UNH’s Indian Students Association took over the Granite State Room of the MUB with their annual Diwali celebration. “Diwali, the Festival of Lights, at UNH is the closest celebration we can do to stay in touch with our

heritage,” said Viral Shah, senior biology major and the president of the Indian Student Association. Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is a Hindu holiday celebrating the triumphs of good over evil. The event started off with a traditional song in Sanskrit, a sparsely used language, followed by various dance sequences. These dances were set to both traditional songs and songs taken from popular Bollywood films. One dance was an entire scene from a Bollywood film that portrayed Holi, a spring holiday celebrated by throwing colorful water or powder at each other – although to spare the GSR the mess, no water or powder was used in the reenactment. After about two hours of dancing and singing, there was an hour break for a four-course Indian dinner. Tables were called up by twos to wait in line for their dinner as children held up their table’s numbers in hopes of being called next. Along the way, the host informed the audience about different Bollywood movies, Hindu holidays and how Diwali is celebrated throughout India. She said that Diwali, like the celebration in the MUB, is filled with “social gatherings for family and friends.”

PHOTOS BY AMANDA BELAND / STAFF Members of the Indian Student Assocation sang, danced and acted at the annual Festival of Lights.

The dances in honor of the HIndu holiday celebrated the triumph of good over evil.

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Students climbing to new heights at New Hampshire Hall Chantel McCabe TNH STAFF

Along with the 2008 renovations of New Hampshire Hall, where students take kinesiology and dance courses, there was a very special addition to the building: an indoor rock-climbing wall. The wall was opened to the public on Sept. 7, although it has been available to outdoor education majors before this year through efforts by professors like Nate Fitch. Now, the next step is making people on campus and in the community aware of this opportunity. “It didn’t sit well with us to not at least give it a try,” Fitch said. Fitch estimates that on a busy

night, the wall sees about 12 to 15 climbers with variable talent levels. He is happy to see the facility being utilized, but he plans to reach more people in a variety of ways. Fitch, his students and other outdoor education professors made a Facebook group called ‘UNH Outdoor Education Artificial Climbing Wall’. They have also created a pamphlet and are currently seeking other creative ways to get the word out. Fitch said that rates are under ‘market price’ so the opportunity is affordable to students. For nonstudents, faculty and staff, the rates are slightly higher but are still at a reasonable price. Fitch said that

the costs are simply to maintain the facility. The wall, which is 45 ft. high and 65 ft. wide, is much larger and more user friendly than the bouldering wall in the Campus Recreation Center. The closest wall that is similar in size is located in Dover and beyond that, in Manchester. Fitch, who said that the main purpose of the wall is for education, felt the wall shouldn’t be kept exclusively for those in rock climbing courses. He said that he wanted everyone to be able to have an opportunity to practice or at least try the indoor wall when class wasn’t in session. In order to do this, however, the logistics of

making the wall public had to be figured out. From his experience of working with projects for the Kinesiology Department, Fitch helped lead the way to get plans underway for the grand opening. He and others from the department found people to train inexperienced climbers, as well as arrange for risk management insurance and the purchasing of equipment. Fitch said that the greatest task now is making people aware of the resource. “We haven’t talked it up enough,” Fitch said. “We’ve got to get into the marketing. I think it’s still a bit underutilized.” Greg Coit, who has taken

courses taught by Fitch, said he felt the facility was a great place to learn or practice skills, but it needs to be marketed better. “I think it’s great that it’s open to students,” Coit said. “It’s kind of a bummer though that students have to pay.” Coit said that the wall is good for beginners. “I have talked to many people this semester who have then gone to use it; some for the first time,” Coit said. The wall is open in the evenings Thursday through Sunday every week. The rates for students are $10 for a day pass, which includes equipment.

Swastika branding case another race issue for N.M. town Tim Korte

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FARMINGTON, N.M. - Three friends had just finished their shifts at a McDonald’s when prosecutors say they carried out a gruesome attack on a customer: They allegedly shaped a coat hanger into a swastika, placed it on a heated stove and branded the symbol on the arm of the mentally disabled Navajo man. Authorities say they then shaved a swastika on the back of the 22-year-old victim’s head and used markers to scrawl messages and images on his body, including “KKK,” ‘’White Power,” a pentagram and a graphic image of a penis. The men have become the first

in the nation to be charged under a new law that makes it easier for the federal government to prosecute people for hate crimes. The case also marked the latest troubling race-related attack in this New Mexico community, prompting a renewed focus among local leaders on improving relations between Navajos and whites. The defendants are accused of violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act and could face 10 years in prison if convicted. The sentences could be extended to life if the government proves kidnapping occurred. Federal prosecutors say they were able to bring the case because the 2009 law eliminated a requirement that a victim must be engaged

in a federally protected activity, such as voting or attending school, for hate crime charges to be leveled.

Farmington leaders signed a historic agreement earlier this month with the Navajo Nation in which both sides pledged to work

“Mistreatment of fellow humans is a learned behavior.” Duane Yazzie chairman, Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission The law also expanded civil rights protections to include violence that is based on gender, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. The swastika branding has also put the spotlight back on Farmington, a predominantly white community of about 45,000 residents near the Navajo Nation.

toward improving race relations. The signing ceremony was held at City Hall and included a blessing by a Navajo medicine man who prayed for a strong, stable and long-running agreement. City officials sat cross-legged on the floor alongside Navajos during the service. “Mistreatment of fellow hu-

mans is a learned behavior. The only thing that will address that directly is education,” said Duane “Chili” Yazzie, chairman of the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission and a participant in the signing ceremony. The signing was significant because it put into writing what both sides have long expressed. Negotiations took almost a year as the parties discussed wording and language. Navajo and city leaders agree race relations have improved dramatically since May 1974, when the beaten and burned bodies of three Navajo men were found north of town. Three white high school students were linked to the crime and sent to reform school, outraging the Navajo community.

George W. Bush appears live on Facebook chat Jamie Stengel ASSOCIATED PRESS

DALLAS - Former President George W. Bush talked in a relaxed Facebook Live webcast about everything from the joy of spending time with his parents to some of the hard decisions he made as president. When Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg asked Bush Monday why he decided to appear on Facebook, Bush quipped: “Because you’ve got a lot of people paying attention to us, and I’m trying to sell books.” In the hour-long chat webcast on Facebook’s live video streaming channel, Bush stood by his vow to not criticize the current administration, but he did respond to a question asking what he thought the Obama administration had handled well. Bush said he thought they’d done well with Afghanistan so far. Bush’s book, “Decision Points,” was released this month.


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Conference on bullying prevention to be held at UNH Samantha Pearson STAFF WRITER

On Friday, Dec. 3, UNH Professional Development and Training, in collaboration with the UNH justice studies program, will host a one-day conference called “School Bullying: Issues and Strategies”. The conference will focus on the issues involved with bullying and provide prevention and intervention strategies, along with family support. The conference will feature several speakers, including Ellen Cohn, coordinator of the UNH justice studies program, and a keynote address by Todd DeMitchell, education department chair, who Deborah Connell, from the New Hampshire Department of Education, labels as “the foremost expert in the state” on bullying. Linda Conti, UNH media relations contact, said the conference will focus on the “active bystander” program. According to Donna Perkins, clinical assistant professor of justice studies, the development of the program is geared toward high schools and is meant to motivate bystanders to step in when they see acts of bullying. This program is also emphasized on the UNH campus. Conti said that while the conference is not a direct response to recent news, these tragedies do

lend weight to the importance of hosting such an event. “In general, school bullying continues to be a great concern, not just among educators and counselors but among law enforcement professionals,” Conti said. “So how to do that, how to help teachers not only mediate the problem, but present the problem and pinpoint possible areas where it might exist, is really crucial.” Connell said that amendments were made to RSA 93-F during the 2010 legislative season, resulting in the “Pupil Safety & Violence Prevention Act”. In a department comment, effective July 1, 2001, the legislation stated that “one of the legislature’s highest priorities is to protect our children from physical, emotional, and psychological violence by addressing the harm caused by bullying and cyberbullying in our public schools.” The intention of the law is “for schools to protect against and address bullying/cyberbullying.” According to Connell, it is much more specific than previous laws and requires that schools have a way of reporting bullying in all forms. The addition of cyberbullying is also an important one, as it gives schools the ability to help students outside of the physical institution, where just as much harm can occur. RSA 193-F requires that “all

As season ends, U.S. coast escapes major hurricanes for fifth consecutive year Matt Sedensky ASSOCIATED PRESS

MIAMI- The Atlantic hurricane season ends Tuesday, going down as one of the busiest on record but blissfully sparing the U.S. coastline a major hurricane for a fifth straight year. While extreme tropical weather ravaged Haiti, Mexico and elsewhere, U.S. forecasters are wondering if the nation can make history and extend its luck into 2011. If so, it would be the first time ever that the U.S. escaped a major hurricane for six years. “That would be a record I would like to break,” said Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman for the National Hurricane Center in Miami. All told, 19 named storms formed in the Atlantic, tying with the 1887 and 1995 seasons for third-highest on record. Twelve became hurricanes, tying with the 1969 season for the second-highest on record. In the U.S., Texas suffered the worst of the tropical weather. Flooding spurred by Tropical Storm Hermine was blamed for the deaths of at least seven people in Texas. Hurricane Alex damaged or destroyed more than 300 homes in

Texas and caused an estimated $42 million in damage to infrastructure. Aside from that, Tropical Storm Bonnie sent crews working to stop the flow of oil from a blownout rig in the Gulf of Mexico into a fury. And Hurricane Earl brought flooding to North Carolina’s Outer Banks and some rain to Cape Cod, but little damage. “Fortunately most storms avoided the U.S.,” said Jack Hayes, director of the National Weather Service. “You could say the season was a gentle giant.” Not so elsewhere, though. Hurricane Tomas killed 14 people in St. Lucia and at least eight in Haiti. Hurricane Alex caused flooding that killed 12 people in Mexico. Hurricane Igor knocked out power to half of Bermuda but spared the country major damage or injuries. A persistent low-pressure system through the height of hurricane season is credited with the U.S. escaping major harm. The western edge of the high-pressure system that drove tropical weather from the coast of Africa was eroded by the low pressure, and ultimately helped propel it away from the U.S. shore.

school boards and boards of trustees of charter schools shall adopt a written policy prohibiting bullying and cyberbulling. The written policy…should acknowledge that bullying/cyberbullying can occur both in the school setting and out of school if it interferes with a student’s educational opportunities or disrupts a school day or event.” These policies must be in place by Jan. 1, 2011, and must be displayed in a public and accessible setting. Oyster River High School Assistant Principle Mike McCann said that the district is currently in the process of rewriting its law to include cyberbullying, as per RSA 193-F. McCann said that while bullying is not a wide-spread issue at ORHS, “you don’t always know what’s going on outside school. People might not always realize what things qualify as bullying.” In an effort to promote a safe school atmosphere, McCann said that ORHS recently introduced the program “Rachel’s Challenge” named for Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High School shooting in 1999. The program, which also made an appearance at UNH two years ago, focuses on helping people to create and nurture a positive environment by initiating a chain of kindness among peers. McCann said that while the program was fairly suc-

cessful, it didn’t have a long-term effect. “It needed more follow-up from the student side,” he said. “Maybe they didn’t see how it was necessary.” As such, McCann said that something like the active bystander program, which he said would be incredibly helpful in a high school setting, will introduce a way of continuously reinforcing a positive environment. McCann also mentioned that the district has a specific program to deal with bullying in elementary schools, but there is no such formal program at the high school level. ORHS has introduced several programs, including student advisory groups and an arts and com-

munity course dedicated to telling the stories of students who have experienced bullying. McCann emphasized that while there is not much overt physical bullying at ORHS, that “doesn’t mean nothing’s happening.” For more information about RSA 93-F, visit the New Hampshire Department of Education’s website under “Technical Assistance Advisories.” For more information on Friday’s conference, visit www.learn. unh.edu/bullying. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and costs $199 to register, which includes lunch. The event will take place at 400 Commercial St., Manchester, NH.


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U.S. says leaks are a crime, threatens prosecution Anne Geran

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WASHINGTONStriking back, the Obama administration branded the WikiLeaks release of more than a quarter-million sensitive files an attack on the United States Monday and raised the prospect of criminal prosecutions in connection with the exposure. The Pentagon detailed new security safeguards, including restraints on small computer flash drives, to make it harder for any one person to copy and reveal so many secrets. The young Army Pfc. suspected of stealing the diplomatic memos, many of them classified, and feeding them to WikiLeaks may have defeated Pentagon security systems using little more than a Lady Gaga CD and a portable computer memory stick. The soldier, Bradley Manning has not been charged in the latest release of internal U.S. government

documents. But officials said he is the prime suspect partly because of his own description of how he pulled off a staggering heist of classified and restricted material. “No one suspected a thing,” Manning told a confidant afterward, according to a log of his computer chat published by Wired.com. “I didn’t even have to hide anything.” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton asserted Monday that WikiLeaks acted illegally in posting the material. She said the administration was taking “aggressive steps to hold responsible those who stole this information.” Attorney General Eric Holder said the government was mounting a criminal investigation, and the Pentagon was tightening access to information, including restricting the use of computer storage devices such as CDs and flash drives. “This is not saber-rattling,” Holder said. Anyone found to have

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broken American law “will be held responsible.” Holder said the latest disclosure, involving classified and sensitive State Department documents, jeopardized the security of the nation, its diplomats, intelligence assets and relationships with foreign governments. A weary-looking Clinton agreed. “I want you to know that we are taking aggressive steps to hold responsible those who stole this information,” Clinton said. She spoke in between calls to foreign capitals to make amends for scathing and gossipy memos never meant for foreign eyes. Manning is charged in military court with taking other classified material later published by the online clearinghouse WikiLeaks. It is not clear whether others such as WikiLeaks executives might be charged separately in civilian courts. Clinton said the State Department was adding security protections to prevent another breach. The Pentagon, embarrassed by the apparent ease with which secret documents were passed to WikiLeaks, had detailed some of its new precautions Sunday. Col. Dave Lapan, a Pentagon spokesman, said it was possible that many people could be held accountable if they were found to have ignored security protocols or somehow enabled the download without authorization. A senior Defense Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the criminal case against Manning is pending, said he was unaware of any firings or other discipline over the security conditions at Manning’s post in Iraq. In his Internet chat, Manning described the conditions as lax to the point that he could bring a homemade music CD to work with him, erase the music and replace it

with secrets. He told the computer hacker who would turn him in that he lip-synched along with pop singer Lady Gaga’s hit “Telephone” while making off with “possibly the largest data spillage in American history.” Wired.com published a partial log of Manning’s discussions with hacker R. Adrian Lamo in June. “Weak servers, weak logging, weak physical security, weak counterintelligence, inattentive signal analysis,” Manning wrote. “A perfect storm.” His motive, according to the chat logs: “I want people to see the truth ... because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public.” By his own admission, Manning was apparently able to pull material from outside the Pentagon, including documents he had little obvious reason to see. He was arrested shortly after those chats last spring. He was moved in July to the Quantico Marine Corps Base in Virginia to await trial on the earlier charges and could face up to 52 years in a military prison if convicted. There are no new charges, and none are likely at least until after a panel evaluates Manning’s mental fitness early next year, said Lt. Col. Rob Manning, spokesman for the Military District of Washington. He is no relation to Bradley Manning. Manning’s civilian lawyer, David E. Combs, declined comment. Lapan, the Pentagon spokesman, said the WikiLeaks experience has encouraged discussion within the military about how better to strike a balance between sharing information with those who need it and protecting it from disclosure. So far, he said, Pentagon officials are not reviewing who has access to data but focusing instead on installing technical safeguards. Since summer, when WikiLeaks first published stolen war logs from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Defense Department has made it harder for one person acting alone to download material from a classified network and place it on an unclassified one. Such transfers generally take two people now, what Pentagon officials call a “two-man carry.” Users also leave clearer electronic footprints by entering a computer “kiosk,” or central hub, en route to downloading the classified material.

POLICE LOG The following arrests were recorded from the University of New Hampshire Department of Police Adult Arrest/ Simmons Log for Nov. 21 to Nov. 24. Nov. 21 Veronica Eggert, 19, 149 Portland Ave., Dover, N.H.,

Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said the WikiLeaks case revealed vulnerable seams in the information-sharing systems used by multiple government agencies. Some of those joint systems were designed to answer another problem: the failure of government agencies to share what they knew before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. “These efforts to give diplomatic, military, law enforcement and intelligence specialists quicker and easier access to greater amounts of data have had unintended consequences,” Whitman said. Agencies across the U.S. government have installed safeguards around the use of flash drives and computer network operations, said Navy Rear Adm. Michael Brown, the Department of Homeland Security’s director for cybersecurity coordination. Like the Pentagon, Homeland Security has laid out policies to ensure that employees are using the networks correctly, that the classified and unclassified networks are properly identified, and that there are detailed procedures for moving information from one network to another. Dale Meyerrose, former chief information officer for the U.S. intelligence community, said Monday that it will never be possible to completely stop such breaches. “This is a personnel security issue, more than it is a technical issue,” said Meyerrose, now a vice president at Harris Corp. “How can you prevent a pilot from flying the airplane into the ground? You can’t. Anybody you give access to can become a disgruntled employee or an ideologue that goes bad.” One official in contact with U.S. military and diplomatic staff in Iraq said they already were seeing the effect of a tighter collar on information. The State Department and other agencies are restricting access among the Army and nonmilitary agencies, the official said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the sharing of classified information. Former CIA director Michael Hayden warned the latest leak will affect what other governments are willing to share with the U.S. as well as change the way U.S. officials share information among themselves. “You’re going to put a lot less in cables now,” he said.

03820, UNH Police Department, theft, 12:20 p.m. Nov. 24 Sean Hanlon, 23, 3 Patriot Drive, E. Hamstead, 03826, N.H., UNH Police Department, harassment, stalking, violent domestic pet, 10:05 a.m.


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Fear-mongering in Oklahoma It worked; now to block its effects Missed by the general public postelection day, as media outlets focused on Republicans touting their wave-riding skills, was a bizarre constitutional amendment that voters passed in Oklahoma, one that goes against everything this country stands for. “State Question 755,” which voters passed with 70 percent of the vote, was to prohibit courts from using international law or Sharia law when making rulings. On Monday, however, a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction temporarily blocking the state from putting it into effect following a lawsuit by Muneer Awad, the executive director of the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The judge said that the measure did not appear to pass constitutional muster. Why is that opinion correct? Because the amendment is clearly antiIslam, a product of a people made paranoid by right-wing fervor. While the measure includes the phrase “international law,” it specifically singles out Sharia Law. The ballot title that voters saw on the ballot read: “It [the proposed measure] makes courts rely on federal and state law when deciding cases. It forbids courts from considering or using international law. It forbids courts from considering or using Sharia Law.”

Further on, to clarify, it reads: Sharia Law is Islamic law. It is based on two principal sources, the Koran and the teaching of Mohammed.” No other religion is singled out. Apparently, it is okay to invoke the New Testament when writing court opinions in Oklahoma.

Why is that opinion correct? Because the amendment is clearly antiIslam, a product of a people made paranoid by rightwing fervor. While the Oklahoma government may not be establishing an official religion with the measure, it certainly is making Muslim subservient to all others. Ironically, the group most behind the amendment, conservative Christians, are a group highly interested in seeing their religious doctrine become a part of state and national law, particularly when it comes to abortion and gay marriage.

The ridiculousness of this measure comes to light when it becomes apparent that Sharia law has never been invoked in Oklahoma courts. Good on the people of Oklahoma to address a plight that is so severely affecting their state. Unfortunately, their measure demonstrates their severe lack of knowledge about the Muslim faith, as the judge agreed with Mr. Awad’s contention that the definition of Sharia shifts depending on the country in which a Muslim lives and on each person’s religious beliefs. It is this latter fact that is most disappointing. Nine years after 9/11, the bashing of Muslims—all Muslims— without rhyme or reason continues in America. Somehow, America got drawn into a debate to establish an Islamic Community Center in lower Manhattan earlier this year, a debate that took flight when activists decided to invoke the words “mosque” and “Ground Zero” (neither of which really applied to the situation). Sharia Law will not infiltrate the courts of Oklahoma, whether or not this amendment exists. Does that mean we can just let it stand? No, it violates the constitutional rights of MuslimAmericans and establishes a tradition of hatred that cannot be allowed to continue. Let’s see the preliminary injunction become permanent.

DADT report coming, progress less certain “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will be in the news again today, with the Department of Defense scheduled to hold a press conference discussing the release of a report on the impact of repealing the policy that currently prevents openly gay individuals from serving in the U.S. military. The full report is expected to be released on December 1. We can only hope that the report will usher in a policy change that has been needed for a long time. More than anything else, repealing DADT should be the easiest decision facing Congress at this time. Unfortunately, Congress doesn’t seem to be aware of that fact. Just two months ago, Senate Republicans voted unanimously against advancing a major defense policy bill that included a repeal. We recognize that opinions on gay rights have advanced over time. DADT

It’s no longer 1993; the public’s opinions have further progressed, and it’s time for the next victory, a far more meaningful one. was a major victory for the movement when it was passed in 1993. It acknowledged that gay individuals serve an important role in our nation’s armed forces. But it’s no longer 1993; the public’s opinions have further progressed, and it’s time for the next victory, a far more meaningful one.

The fact that the American military is discharging able-bodied servicemen and women during a time of war doesn’t make sense. One’s sexual orientation has no affect on one’s proficiency on the battlefield, which is theoretically what the military is interested in. The far-right argument against a repeal doesn’t make sense. Repealing DADT should be far less controversial than similar gay rights movements, such as gay marriage, in that it avoids infringing on any religious beliefs. It will be a significant mark against the Obama administration if it proves unable to repeal the measure after two years with a majority in both the House and the Senate. What’s particularly unfortunate is that the president never took a strong stance on the position, choosing to be a bystander to Congress’ folly instead.

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Your Lefts and Rights FEderal Wage freeze Rarely, it seems, does a politician actually look for or care about signals that their constituents send them. If politicians do notice it, their attempt to act on that signal usually ends with empty rhetoric in their promise-filled speeches. For a president, this is even rarer because of the over-the-top promises you have to make in order to be elected. President Obama listened to his constituents when they told him they wanted healthcare reform, and then they rewarded him when it was passed by voting for Republicans in this year’s midterm elections…no wonder politicians don’t actually do anything! President Obama has listened to the American people again. We have been clamoring about the national debt and outrageous government spending (and rightfully so) for quite some time now, yet nothing has been done to keep the debt from going anywhere but up. Because of this, Obama announced yesterday that he will propose to Congress a two-year freeze on government wages. Image that- the government listening to the people it represents and not taking a pay raise for it. After the complete backfire that was healthcare reform, I’m surprised Obama is still putting himself on the line and doing things the American people are telling him they want done. Not surprisingly, everyone doesn’t agree with the wage freeze. In terms of their political leaders (outside of Obama), the left has remained quiet on this issue. However, an intelligent, unbiased audience can infer that their silence speaks for itself. In general, liberals feel that government is the answer to society’s problems. Given this sentiment, it’s not hard to see why they would be confused at the reluctance to reward the most important workforce in the nation. While liberal representatives have been mute on the subject so far,

the National Federation of Federal Employees has come out against the measure. While it is their job to advocate for their workers, it bothers me that the union cannot see how glaringly necessary it is for everyone to tighten up in this time of mounting debt. I’m sure we will hear more from Democratic leadership as the days go by, but for right now they are being particularly hush-hush.

$60 billion is not going to save us from the edge of disaster, but it certainly sends the right message. The right is all for this measure. This is exactly the kind of thing Glenn Beck’s tea baggers have been asking for. With a new Congress and Senate on the way, this proposal by Obama must feel almost like a welcome gift. Conservatives’ top priority is to reel in the federal budget and cut down on the debt that will destroy us if we don’t do anything about it. With everyone else’s wages headed down over the past couple years, federal employees have experienced nothing of the sort. According to Republicans, it is time for that trend to end. The first step in bringing our debt down is to even out the generous salaries being paid to federal employees. Some conservatives like Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah would even like to see pay cuts instead of wage freezes, by as much as 10 percent. This race isn’t even close. The right has this issue by a country mile. Although freezing federal wages (which, by the way, does

not include military wages) will only save us $60 billion over the next 10 years according to CNN.com, it is a step in the right direction. Freezing federal wages is about more than just the money we will save. This is about the government showing the American people that we are all in this together and that the common folk’s hard time is the government’s hard time, too. By proposing this bill, Obama has communicated to the American people that the government can and will get our deficit back to at least a manageable level. We now understand that our government understands the urgency that needs to be displayed in solving this enormous problem. Just because this freeze is being proposed does not mean we can let our foot off the gas in terms of getting rid of our debt. For too long, we overspent ourselves in every category possible (yes, liberals, that includes welfare and yes, conservatives, that includes the military). We have a very large amount of work to do and a lot more meaningful spending cuts to make in order to come close to our ultimate goal. $60 billion is not going to save us from the edge of disaster, but it certainly sends the right message. Obama has to continue these initiatives on a regular basis to keep this momentum going and really make a difference. We cannot afford to attack this problem with anything but the full vigor and enthusiasm we used to get ourselves into it. „„„ Tyler Goodwin is a junior business administration and justice studies major at UNH. With this column he hopes to show that it is possible to solve major issues without being divisive or following the doctrine of specific political groups.

Commuters take note: Winter Parking Ban begins on Dec. 1 Mark Rubinstein GUEST COLUMNIST

The Winter Parking Ban resumes at 12:00 a.m. on Dec. 1 and continues every night until April 1, 2011. During this time after-midnight parking on campus is restricted. Most campus lots, spaces and areas close directly at midnight, every night regardless of weather conditions. These lots remain closed and off-limits until 6:00 a.m. the following morning. If you need to be parked on campus for any amount of time after midnight, you must make use of the following exceptions: Some lots have a permanent exemption to the WPB: Section 4 of Lot A, the Visitor Center lot

and the West Edge lot remain open all night, whether or not it snows. Anybody can use these exempt lots, however normal permit requirements resume in these lots at 6:00 a.m. the following weekday (8:00 a.m. at the Visitor Center Lot). The Gables, Woodside, E/E, S t r a f -ford and Mast road I lots are also exempt, but limited to permit-holders only.

the weather and snow removal operations. Lot B and Lot C remain open all night and Lot H and Lot T until 2:00 a.m., unless there is a declared “snow emergency”. In the event of a snow emergency, these lots will close directly at midnight, so you must ascertain the correct nightly status before using one of these lots. The nightly status of these lots is posted on signs at

Most campus lots, spaces and areas close directly at midnight, every night regardless of weather conditions. Certain lots have a conditional exemption to the WPB that depends on daily decisions regarding

the lot entrances, and on recorded information on the WPB Alert telephone line, 862-1001. Remem-

ber, a conditional lot may remain closed for several nights after the snowfall ends. If the lots are open, anybody can use these conditional lots up to the appointed closure times, however normal permit requirements resume at 6:00 a.m. the following weekday. Other things to note: Enforcement for the WPB starts exactly at midnight; vehicles not moved from an area closed to the WPB risk getting a ticket as early as 12:00. Vehicles parked in any lot closed to the WPB during a plowing operation will be ticketed and towed. If one exempt or conditionally exempt area is full, you must seek available space in one of the other exempt areas; you may not “spill”

into an adjacent lot or area that is not open. You must remember to correctly advise your guests of the WPB restrictions; all visitors are subject to the same enforcement. The WPB Connector operates until 2:00 a.m. every night that UNH is open (does not run during shutdown periods). Expanded information is available online at http://www.unh. edu/transportation and on recorded message at extension 862-1001. „„„ Mark Rubinstein is the Vice President for Student and Academic Services at UNH.


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Like a Pro: Registration Time It is that time of year again to register for the next semester’s classes. Some of us have already had the chance to register; some of you are going through the process, while sophomores and freshman still have a few days to go. I can honestly say this is my least favorite time of the year. Not only is it the final push of exams and papers before finals, but we also get to schedule appointments with our advisors and worry whether you can get into a class you desperately need. Every semester when I get the email reminder about registration I can’t help but think of one of the nurses from “One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest” calling out “Medication time.” Picking classes and meeting with advisors truly can be a mind numbing process. Thank God for open advising sessions and nice department administrators, because I’ve only met with my assigned advisor twice. Something about our first meeting gave me a bad impression of her. Maybe it was her saying that “she hates being an advisor and it is a waste of her time.” Yeah, that might have been it. I am a history major, which is a pretty straightforward process. Take this class as a sophomore, take that class as a senior, pick a concentration and take a class in each of these other categories for a total of 10 classes. This is a pretty similar format for most majors, but it made me realize something. To graduate from UNH in four years you need to take four classes a semester that equals 32 classes in those four years. The disturbing part is that only four of those 10 classes can actually be in my concentration without taking extra classes. That means only four out of the 32 classes I take at UNH will be in my desired field of study. I have already taken all four of those and I can honestly say I am nowhere close to being an expert in modern

United States history. I have done well and know more about American history than the average student, but this makes me think: What have I (read: mostly my parents) actually been paying for?

I have taken all of the general education courses I need to graduate; I’m not sure if a single one of them has made me a more intelligent and well-rounded human being. I point my finger at the general education system, which might be the biggest waste of time and money for a college student who knows what he or she wants to do from day one. I can only take four classes in my concentration, but I have to take three sciences. Does that really make sense? Especially when those sciences are classes like Germs 101, Making Babies, NR 435 or other classes that might be interesting, but you can get an “A” without opening a book. Some general education classes can be tough, but in no way do they actually apply to anything I am slightly interested in. I tried taking some classes that can be related to my field like political science, psychology and environmental history, but in the long run general education courses have been very disappointing. I have taken all of the general education courses I need to gradu-

ate; I’m not sure if a single one of them has made me a more intelligent and well-rounded human being. Sure I know arbitrary facts on random topics, but I can get that off Snapple caps or Wikipedia. The new Discovery Program that was initiated for this year’s freshmen sought to revamp the general education system, but I really don’t see too much of a difference. The whole idea of general education requirements is to encourage students to have a broader field of study while in college, but doesn’t that backfire when students just take the easiest classes available? How many students will take general chemistry if there is another class called “Making Babies?” General education courses are just an excuse for a university, which really is just a giant business, to make more money. If we are forced to take these classes, then we need to pay more to take other classes in our field over the summer, or J-term or as a graduate student. Every semester there are dozens of classes I really want to take within my major, classes I’m truly interested in and would enjoy doing the work for (how appalling that would be!), but instead I’m stuck in a random general education course that I have no interest in and don’t care about. That is not fair, and that is not right. Stay classy, not UMassy, The New Hampshirite

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OP-ED Thumbs Up

Thumbs Down

Thumbs up to Thanksgiving dinner, Thanksgiving break and Thanksgiving football games!

Thumbs down to exams so close to finals.

Thumbs up to the UNH Sailing team being allowed to move into their newly finished boathouse tomorrow! Thumbs down to no heat in some dorm rooms.

Thumbs up to Christmas time...which means Christmas music and egg nog! (Only 25 days!) Thumbs down to homework over break. It’s called break for a reason!

„„„ The New Hampshirite is a mysterious UNH student who entertains much of the campus with his politically incorrect and realistic accounts of student life in Durham. You can find his blog at http://unhblog.com.

TNHonline.com comments of the week “I will not censor my speech or anything about myself to please others. I’m all for gay rights to the fullest extent and do speak in support of it, but words are just words. People take the phrase, “That’s so gay” to be some sort of assault on gays and lesbians when it really isn’t.”

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“I don’t think that being polite and refraining from being offensive is the same thing as censorship. However, I also think that it would be better for the government and these “hateful” people to actually do something like give gay couples equal rights, rather than passing laws against discriminatory speech.”

Thumbs up to ski season!

Thumbs down to no snow in Durham yet!

Thumbs up the return of Dispatch in 2011!

Thumbs down to final projects worth 50 percent of total grades.

Thumbs up to no finals! Only eight more days of class left!

Thumbs down to the rest of this week. Can we say Hell week has begun?

Thumbs up to Andrew Johnson.

Thumbs down to Cortland Finnegan.

Anonymous These comments were left on “It’s time to recognize the power of words,” a Guest Op-Ed from the Nov. 19, 2010 issue of The New Hampshire.

THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN ARE THE COLLECTED OPINIONS OF UNH STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF. THEY DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE OPINIONS OF TNH OR ITS STAFF.


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The New Hampshire

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Wildcats travel to Storrs to face No. 7 UConn Staff Reports

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE

The UNH men’s basketball team will take on the University of Connecticut (No. 7 AP/No. 9 ESPN-USA) at Gampel Pavilion on Tuesday, Nov. 30 (7:30 p.m.). The game will be televised live on SportsNet New York and aired live on the Wildcat Sports Radio Network. Links to live audio and live video, as well as live stats, will be available at www.UNHWildcats. com. The Wildcats and Huskies

meet for the 116th time in the history of the two programs. UNH has played UConn the fifth most of any opponent in its 107-year history. UConn has won five straight — all at home — in the series, which has been idol since 2005. The Huskies have won 12 in a row at home overall. The Wildcats’ last win came in a 76-72 victory at home Jan. 9, 1983, while their last win at UConn was a 76-70 triumph Jan. 3, 1974. UConn handed the Wildcats an 86-44 defeat in the most recent meeting Dec. 18, 2005 at the Hartford Civic Center.

Blagoj Janev scored a careerhigh 24 points for the Wildcats against the second-ranked Huskies. Rudy Gay led the Huskies in scoring with 14 points while Janev led the Wildcats with eight points. At the end of the half, Connecticut led 42-15. Connecticut never lost momentum in the second half. Gay poured in a jumper from the top of the key to open the half for the Huskies. Tyrece Gibbs sank two free throws at 18:22 to score New Hampshire’s first points in the half.

Connecticut went up by as many as 43 points with 8:19 remaining in the game with the score at 73-30. The closest UNH came after that was when Janev sank a 3-pointer from the left wing with 5:33 remaining to cut the lead to 7537. New Hampshire’s last basket was a 3-pointer from Janev from the left side with 1:31 remaining in the game. Connecticut, which improved to 8-0 with the win, boasted four players who scored double figures and was led in scoring by Gay, who

was 10-for-19 from the field. Ed Nelson registered a double-double for the Huskies with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Connecticut finished the game shooting 36-for-70 from the field. They scored 40 points in the paint and scored 28 points off Wildcat turnovers. Janev was the only player for New Hampshire to reach the double-digit mark with 24 points. Christensen followed with nine points and led New Hampshire with nine rebounds. UNH was 13-for-45 from the field.

FOOTBALL: The road to Frisco begins in Daytona Beach for Wildcats; will face Bethune-Cookman on Saturday Continued from page 16

“[B-CU] is a tremendous offensive football team from all indications,” UNH head coach Sean McDonnell said. “Forty-one points a game is a pretty good job. They’ve done a great job down there with that program; Brian Jenkins, their coach down there, has done a tremendous job restoring it and getting things going.” B-CU’s quarterback Matt Johnson was the offensive player of the year in the MEAC conference. The senior led his team to several blowout wins, including a 70-10 win on opening day against Edward Waters. On the other hand, UNH has several of the FCS nation’s best defensive players, including sophomore linebacker Matt Evans, who in Saturday’s 38-19 beat down of Towson intercepted a pass for a touchdown while recording seven tackles. The Wildcats finished the season 7-4, but their record doesn’t reflect how hard the team worked to get back in the playoffs for the seventh-straight year. After starting the season 2-3, with tough losses to Rhode Island and Maine, UNH won the necessary games to get back on the right track, going 5-1 in the final

TYLER MCDERMOTT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER UNH’s Chris Chandler (6) goes to celebrate with tight end Kyle Auffray (19) after Auffray’s touchdown catch against Towson. The Wildcats beat the Tigers, 38-19, on Nov. 20.

six games. New Hampshire defeated teams like Richmond, James Madison, Massachusetts, and Villanova to help secure the postseason spot.

Despite receiving a bye in the first round, New Hampshire’s name wasn’t called until later on in the bracket, which made a few

of the players nervous and question whether they would hear their name called at all. But when the name appeared on the screen with Bethune-

Cookman, the team exploded in excitement. “No I wasn’t cool, I was very nervous,” senior cornerback Dino Vasso said. “You just never know with things like that. It’s out of our hands and there’s no rhyme or reason to what they do, so I was a little bit nervous. We’ve had that feeling before when we’re waiting, and then our name pops up, and it’s just a relief.” UNH’s win on Saturday against Towson was what sealed the deal ultimately for the Wildcats, as a win would have for sure put them on the inside. Junior quarterback Kevin Decker saw the majority of snaps in the game, as senior R.J. Toman went down with an ankle sprain early on. Toman will be good to go, however, in two weeks. Decker completed 12 of 17 pass attempts for 82 yards and a touchdown. He also had a 20-yard scamper into the endzone for New Hampshire’s 38th and final points. With two weeks off, McDonnell gave his team a few days off for the Thanksgiving holiday so players from all over the country could get the opportunity to go home and see family. They returned to the practice field on Sunday and will continue their preparation for Daytona Beach this week.

ABREU: Injury will spur change in gameplan Continued from page 16

points to go along with 12 rebounds, dominating down on the blocks and scoring the go-ahead basket with just 2.9 seconds remaining in the game on the way to UNH’s 70-66 win. “Our team did a great job with execution today,” DiLiegro said. “It was a great win.” The Wildcats outscored Brown, 34-16, in the paint, highlighting their efforts to get the ball down low and stop taking so many outside shots. UNH shot 15 3-pointers against Brown, the first time all season the Wildcats had taken less than 20 three’s in a game. “Coming out of the Sacred Heart and Holy Cross games, we were shooting too many three’s,”

Herrion said following the victory over Brown. “We’ve really worked on trying to get the ball inside and work inside-out.” Abreu’s deft shooting touch has been missed, as UNH is hitting just 24.1 percent of its 3-pointers in the three games without Abreu. But if the Wildcats can continue to work the ball in the post they can rely on scoring from inside the three-point arc rather than outside of it. Herrion would also like his perimeter players to focus on getting into the lane rather than shooting outside shots. Co-captain Tyrone Conley, who has shot the most three’s out of any Wildcat this season, led by example on Saturday, shooting just three treys while going hard to the basket and getting to

the line nine times. Fellow guards Chandler Rhoads, Jordon Bronner and forward Ferg Myrick will be counted on to penetrate opposing defenses and get to the rim as well. “Our perimeter guys [need] to try to put the ball on the floor a little bit more,” Herrion said after the Brown game. “We got to the foul line 27 times; that’s great for us.” After averaging just 60.8 points per game last season, Herrion has high hopes for this year’s squad to put more points on the board, even without Abreu on the floor. “To be 4-1 right now, we like where we’re at, but we got a lot of room to improve,” Herrion said. “I think this team can really, really get better offensively as we move on.”


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WOMEN’S HOCKEY

UNH falls to Eagles despite Minton’s efforts Staff Reports

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE

Lindsey Minton, junior goaltender on the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, recorded a careerhigh 37 saves but sixth-ranked Boston College scored three goals in the last 2:48 of regulation to rally for Sunday afternoon’s 3-1 Hockey East victory at the Whittemore Center. UNH is now 8-7-0 overall and 2-5-0 in Hockey East while BC improved to 10-2-4, 6-1-2. Minton stopped all nine shots she faced in the first period as well as all eight in the second period to backbone the Wildcats to a 1-0 lead through 40 minutes. She stopped 20 of 22 shots – the Eagles netted an empty-net goal with five seconds on the clock – in the final frame to mark a personal high for a single period. BC’s Kelli Stack, who entered the game ranked fifth in the nation in goals per game and 10th in points per game, spearheaded the comeback with her second consecutive two-goal game. Stack corralled the rebound of Meagan Mangene’s shot BC UNH

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along the left boards, skated to the slot and wristed shot into the upperright corner to tie the score, 1-1, at 17:12. She struck again 46 seconds later off another rebound, this time off the stick of Danielle Welch. UNH pulled Minton in favor of an extra skater with 40 seconds remaining but could not sustain pressure in the offensive zone. Katelyn Kurth intercepted an attempted dump-in at the blue line and played the puck along the right boards to Mary Restuccia, who, with her back to the net, backhanded a shot into the open net at 19:55 to seal the victory. BC netminder Molly Schaus was credited with 12 saves. The Wildcats went on their first of three power-play opportunities at 3:55 of the first period. They eventually were able to get a pass to Kristina Lavoie in the slot, but her shot was turned aside by Schaus. UNH maintained possession, however, and set up a low, hard, screened shot from the top of the right circle by Courtney Birchard that Schaus stopped. Two minutes later, Stack was unmarked in the slot and one-timed a shot that Minton blocked aside.

TYLER MCDERMOTT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Freshman Hannah Armstrong recorded an assist on UNH’s only goal of the game in the ‘Cats’ 3-1 loss to BC on Sunday.

BC had a dangerous flurry with three minutes remaining in the opening stanza in which Minton denied Alison Szlosek’s initial shot from the right circle and Caitlin Walsh on the rebound in the low slot. New Hampshire scored 43 seconds into the second stanza to take a 1-0 lead. Birchard executed a headman pass from the defensive zone to Hannah Armstrong in the center

face-off circle. Armstrong quickly backhanded a pass to the right wing and Brittany Skudder skated onto the loose puck. Skudder advanced to the low post and beat Schaus five-hole for the goal, her first of the season. With BC on its fifth power play of the game and just over two minutes left in the second period, Restuccia was positioned in the low

slot to redirect a shot on goal that Minton had to make an acrobatic save to preserve the one-goal lead. The Eagles nearly tied the game on their sixth – and final – power-play opportunity early in the third period when Stack’s initial shot from the left circle was stopped by Minton and Walsh’s bid off the rebound deep on the right side caromed off the near post. UNH called time out at the outset of a power play that began at 14:33. One minute later, however, its was Stack that created a dangerous scoring bid in which her shot from the slot hit Minton and trickled wide of the left post. The Wildcats quickly went on the attack, however, and generated a succession of shots by Birchard, Skudder and Julie Allen that had to be turned aside by Schaus. BC’s string of goals began 39 seconds after killing of that power play. The ‘Cats finished the game 0-for-3 (five shots) on the power play while the visitors went 0-for-6 (10). New Hampshire returns to action Dec. 1 (7 p.m.) at home against Northeastern University.

BASKETBALL: DiLiegro’s last-second bucket leads UNH to victory over Brown University Continued from page 16

TYLER MCDERMOTT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Senior Mike Beck and UNH will play at UMass-Lowell on Thursday before returning home to play Vermont on Sunday.

HOCKEY: UNH beats Merrimack behind DiGirolamo’s career night Continued from page 16

1 lead at 11:53 when Thompson scored his seventh goal of the season. Mike Sislo led a rush down the left side of the slot and dropped a pass diagonally back to Thompson, whose shot from the inner-right circle beat Merrimack goalie Joe Cannata (25 saves). Matt Campanale was also credited with an assist. The Warriors called time out with 2:23 remaining and pulled Cannata in favor of an extra skater. They kept pressure in the offensive zone but had two shots blocked and two others stopped by DiGirolamo before the ‘Cats called a timeout with 1:25 to play. MC fired two shots on goal, including one by Joe Cucci from the slot with one second on the clock. Merrimack’s best scoring opportunity in the first period came with 90 seconds on the clock, when Barton was denied in the low slot by DiGirolamo and then Brendan Ellis

followed with a shot that caromed off the left post. Four minutes into the second period, the Warriors’ Da Costa maneuvered around the defense in the left circle to advance to the front doorstep, where he lifted a shot off the crossbar. Three minutes later, with both teams down a skater due to minor penalties, DeSimone skated behind the defense and rifled a shot from the inner-right circle that was turned aside by Cannata. MC had a couple of dangerous chances in the closing minutes on redirections in front of the net, but DiGirolamo denied both Barton and Ryan Flanigan to keep the Warriors scoreless. New Hampshire returns to action Thursday at UMass-Lowell. The Wildcats’ next home game is Sunday against Vermont at the Whittemore Center.

defender down, spun towards the baseline and put up a shot from under the backboard that hit off the glass and bounced in to give the Wildcats a one-point lead. UNH led 66-64 with 8.1 seconds to play when a pair of Tucker Halpern free throws knotted the game. Sophomore Chandler Rhoads received the inbounds pass and immediately pushed the ball up the floor, going coast-to-coast before dropping a pass to DiLiegro, who was all alone on the right block. DiLiegro easily layed the ball in off the glass to give his team a 68-66 lead with 2.9 ticks on the clock. The ensuing inbounds pass was intercepted at half court by Conley, who was then fouled. He sunk both free throws with one second remaining to seal the win. Rhoads added six points and four rebounds, while handing out five assists to go along with zero turnovers. After a pair of Halpern free throws opened the scoring 16 seconds into the contest, a 9-0 run gave the Wildcats a seven-point lead just three minutes in. A Halpern 3-pointer cut it to four before two DiLiegro buckets sandwiched a Conley trey to make it 16-5 with 14:14 to play. The lead was 25-13 after a DeAndray Buckley tip-in with 6:52 to go, but a 7-2 Brown run sliced the advantage to seven. The Bears pulled within 29-23, but the Wildcats were able to pull away again before the half. Bronner hit a 3-pointer

TYLER MCDERMOTT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Senior center Dane DiLiegro led the Wildcats to victory over Brown on Saturday, recording 23 points and 12 rebounds.

as time expired, and UNH went into the locker room leading 36-26. The Wildcat lead edged to 4029 just 2:05 into the second half, but seven straight points from the Bears cut their deficit to four at 15:47. Just 30 seconds later, the ‘Cats stopped the bleeding when Rhoads collected a long rebound, pushed the ball up

the left side of the floor and found a streaking Conley for an alley-oop dunk that re-charged the Lundholm crowd. The Wildcats return to action Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. when they take on the University of Connecticut (5-0) at Gampel Pavilion.


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We would give Andre Johnson the game ball too after his awesome P.J. Stock-esque beatdown of Cortland Finnegan on Sunday.

Tuesday

November 30, 2010

The New Hampshire

MEN’S HOCKEY

DiGirolamo gives warrior effort in win Staff Reports

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE

Matt DiGirolamo recorded a career-high 41 saves and Paul Thompson tallied a goal and an assist to lift the sixthranked UNH men’s hockey team to Saturday night’s 2-1 Hockey East victory against 18th-ranked MerUNH 2 Merrimack 1

rimack College at the Whittemore Center. UNH improved to 7-2-4 overall and 5-1-2 in Hockey East by remaining unbeaten (3-0-3) at home this season. The Wildcats also extended their league-game unbeaten streak at the Whittemore Center to 24 games (17-0-7). Merrimack, which had defeated seventh-ranked Boston College on Friday to push

its unbeaten streak to five games (30-2), is now 5-3-4, 4-3-3. Following two scoreless periods of play, the Warriors capitalized on a power play to take a 1-0 lead at 4:12 of the third period. Joe Cucci won possession in the left corner and moved the puck to Stephane Da Costa in the lower-left circle. Da Costa quickly threw the puck to the top of the crease and Chris Barton

redirected a shot into the net. That lead was short-lived, however, as UNH rallied to tie the score at 7:15 on a goal by Damon Kipp, whose shot from the right circle found the upper-right corner of the cage. Thompson, with the pass from the slot to Kipp, and Mike Beck set up the goal. New Hampshire took a 2-1 See HOCKEY on page 15

FOOTBALL

‘Cats to take their talents to Daytona Beach Will take on BethuneCookman in FCS playoffs Saturday

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE

Senior Dane DiLiegro recorded his 10th-career double-double with 23 points and 12 rebounds, and netted the go-ahead basket with 2.8 seconds on the clock as the UNH men’s basketball team pulled out a 70-66 victory against Brown University on Saturday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium. The Wildcats improve to 3-0 at home and are now 4-1 overall for the first time since 2004-05. The ‘Cats have won four straight at UNH 70 Brown 66

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (1-3, 0-0)

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IN THIS ISSUE

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The UNH football team celebrates after the announcement that they would be traveling to Daytona Beach, Fla. to take on the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats in the FCS playoffs.

Dane does it again Staff Reports

UNH

Saturday, Lundholm Gym, Durham

WOMEN’S HOCKEY (8-7, 2-5)

MEN’S BASKETBALL

DiLiegro sinks goahead shot as UNH defeats Brown

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See FOOTBALL on page 14

MEN’S BASKETBALL (4-1, 0-0)

Saturday, Whittemore Center, Durham

Brandon Lawrence The scene was perfect for the Wildcats last Sunday morning as the team erupted in cheers and hugs in the locker room during the FCS Playoff Selection Show. The Wildcats were selected as one of the teams to play in the postseason, giving them an opportunity to continue their recent success in the regular season. UNH will take on BethuneCookman in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Dec. 4. B-CU comes in with a 10-1 record, with the team’s only loss coming on the last day of the regular season to Florida A&M. UNH received a bye in the first round in the first season the FCS has implemented the new playoff rules and added teams.

SCORE CARD

Lundholm, and are 15-4 (.789) in their last 19 games at home dating back to 2007-08. The Bears fall to 3-2 on the season. DiLiegro, the America East Player of the Game, was very efficient en route to game highs in both points and rebounds, as he was 8 for 10 from the field and 7 for 8 at the foul line in 34 minutes. Classmate Tyrone Conley poured in 19 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the floor and 8 of 9 at the stripe. Ferg Myrick extended his double-digit scoring streak to six games with 12 points in a career-high 36 minutes. Peter Sullivan led Brown with 20 points, eight boards, two assists, and four steals. With UNH trailing 62-61 with 1:17 to play, DiLiegro backed his See BASKETBALL on page 15

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Team identity will change in wake of Abreu injury Justin Doubleday STAFF WRITER

In the wake of Alvin Abreu’s season-ending injury, the UNH men’s basketball team has had to find ways to win without its most prolific scorer. A team that had struggled to score even with Abreu in the lineup, the Wildcats have been working on establishing a new identity without their senior shooting guard, from a team that relies on the three-point shot to one that works from the inside out. Central to that plan is senior Dane DiLiegro, starting center for the Wildcats. While DiLiegro has always been a defensive presence

and rebounding machine, he has not taken a particularly large role in the UNH offense in his career. Until now, that is. With Abreu down, UNH head coach Bill Herrion said that the Wildcats will look for DiLiegro down in the post more often in order to generate offense. “Every day, he’s got to get a little bit better for us offensively,” Herrion said of DiLiegro after the team’s win over Holy Cross on Nov. 20. “He’s a warrior.” Already, the senior center has responded to more offensive touches, most notably in the Wildcats’ last game against Brown University on Saturday. DiLiegro poured in 23 See ABREU on page 14

-Lindsey Minton’s 37 saves weren’t enough to save the women’s hockey team as the ‘Cats fell, 3-1, to BC on Sunday. Page 15 -The men’s basketball will face their toughest test of the season when they travel to face No. 7 UConn. Page 14

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With their win over Merrimack on Saturday, the UNH men’s hockey team increased their in-league unbeaten streak at the Whittemore Center to 24 games.


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