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Justin Worley loses redshirt after brief debut
Monday, October 24, 2011
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Vols falter again in second half, routed 37-6 Simms passes 8-of-17 for 58 yards; Vols defense falls flat after promising start Matt Dixon Sports Editor TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The first half looked like the traditional Tennessee-Alabama games of the past that made the Third Saturday in October one of the premier rivalries in college football. But, as has been the case far too often for the Volunteers (3-4, 0-4 SEC) under Derek Dooley, the second half was a different story after the teams entered halftime tied 6-all. The No. 2-ranked Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0) dominated the third and fourth quarters, cruising to a 37-6 victory Saturday night in BryantDenny Stadium in front of an announced attendance of 101,821, the largest crowd to see UT play a game outside of Neyland Stadium. “We’re just really a very fragile, fragile football team right now. Very fragile,” Dooley said. “We’ve got to harden up a little bit.” In similar fashion to last week against topranked LSU, once the Vols got knocked down, the team’s fight was gone. On Saturday it was a five-play, 75-yard Alabama drive after UT went three-and-out to start the third quarter. “They came out with a lot of intensity (in the second half) and we weren’t able to match it,” UT cornerback Prentiss Waggner said. “They won a lot of one-on-one battles.” Facing a fourth-and-one from its own 39yard line on the ensuing possession, UT’s Matt Simms was stuffed on a quarterback sneak, giving the Crimson Tide great field position. Alabama took over at UT’s 40-yard line and quarterback A.J. McCarron hit receiver Kenny Bell in the back of the end zone for a touchdown to put the Crimson Tide up 20-6 with 8:52 remaining in the third quarter. “At that point, it was 20-6 and we’ve got a lot of ball left and we lost our spunk and it was disappointing to see,” Dooley said. “We did what we said we weren’t going to do, which
was get affected if something bad happens in the game, and we lost our fight. When you lose your fight against a good football team, what happened in the second half happens.” What happened was Alabama’s talented and physical 3-4 defense didn’t allow UT to get a first down in the second half, while its offense ranked up 280 yards of offense over the game’s final 30 minutes to finish with 437 for the game. Tennessee finished with just 155 yards, including only 41 in the second half, but accumulated 92 yards on the ground. In Alabama’s first three SEC games, the Crimson Tide defense had allowed just 84 rushing yards combined. Simms finished 8-of-17 for 58 yards with an interception before being replaced by true freshman Justin Worley late in the fourth quarter. Senior tailback Tauren Poole gained most of his hard-earned 67 rushing yards in the first half, and caught three passes, a team-high. His counterpart, Crimson Tide Heisman Trophy candidate Trent Richardson, was contained by UT’s defense early, but eventually wore down the Vols, finishing with 77 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. UT’s effort to contain Richardson, which often called for eight defenders in the box, allowed McCarron to pick apart the Vols secondary. He was 17-of-26 for 284 yards and one touchdown. “We were straining,” Dooley said. “But you play these good teams, they keep hitting you, keep hitting you. When you lose your strain against them, it gets hard.” The Vols’ only points of the game came from the leg of sophomore kicker Michael Palardy. He connected on field goals of 40 and 52 yards, the latter a career-long and the first points Alabama had given up in the second quarter all season.
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Derek Dooley celebrates with Austin Johnson after a defensive stand during a game against Alabama on Saturday, Oct. 22. Although Johnson tallied 13 tackles in the game — a total only bested by Eric Berry — and the game was tied 6-6 at halftime, the Vols were unable to keep the pace, allowing 21 points in the third quarter as the Tide went on to a 37-6 victory.
Students dress to celebrate zombie films Steele Gamble Staff Writer
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Megan Pulliam, senior in child and family studies, carves a pumpkin during the ATO Pumpkin Carving event on Friday, Oct. 21. The philanthropy event, which hosts representatives from each sorority, serves as a buildup to the approach of Halloween.
Soldier kills sheriff in tragic incident The Associated Press ATLANTA — A National Guardsman who appeared to be drunk and had been firing at passing cars shot and killed a sheriff’s deputy, then committed suicide alongside a Georgia road, authorities said Sunday. Evidence shows Christopher Michael Hodges, 26, fired 35 rounds from his M4 semiautomatic rifle, said Richmond County Sheriff’s Capt. Scott Gay said. Hodges and 47-year-old Deputy James D. Paugh were found dead on the side of Bobby Jones Expressway after 1 a.m. Sunday, Gay said. Hodges was based with the Tennessee National Guard but was on temporary duty at Fort Gordon in eastern Georgia for training, said Buz Yarnell, a spokesman for the
military post. Yarnell said he was not aware of any problems with Hodges before the shooting, and he would not say if Hodges had previously been deployed overseas. Sheriff Ronnie Strength told The Augusta Chronicle that Paugh was off duty and on his way home when he saw a suspicious car on the side of the road. He was shot several times when he stopped to check on the car and apparently fired two shots from his service weapon before he was killed. “He was just checking that car. He pulled over his motorcycle and didn’t even get to put the kickstand down before the suspect began firing on him,” the sheriff said. Gay said Paugh had been with the department for 17 years and was an avid
motorcycle rider and cook. He said Paugh would cook turkey for his fellow deputies during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Authorities said Hodges had been having some sort of dispute with a female, though it does not appear Paugh knew about that. Gay said authorities took the woman into custody for questioning. No one else was injured in the shooting, Gay said. Two people could be heard speaking inside a house at Hodges’ last known address in Millington, Tenn., about 15 miles northeast of Memphis. A woman who answered the door at the house declined comment to an Associated Press reporter and refused to say whether he lived there and if she was related to Hodges.
Entertainment began on the way to the movie for students participating in the 3rd Annual Zombie Walk, hosted by Central Program Council’s Film Committee last Friday at 7 p.m. in Presidential Courtyard. The Zombie Walk is a free event where students are painted to look like zombies before they walk through campus to see a showing of the zombie spoof-film “Shaun of the Dead” in the UC Auditorium. Jessica Covington, junior in special education and Film Committee chair, described the history of the event. “It started as an advertising campaign for our Zombie Fest two years ago,” Covington said. “It brought so many people that we decided to keep doing it.” Max Miller, junior in geology and Film Committee member, said that the event is an opportunity to do something out of the ordinary. “It’s always fun to get into costume and act like something you’re not,” Miller said. “Just be a monster.” Paul Anthony Troy, sophomore in education, said that the event was a safe and fun way to capture the spirit of Halloween on campus. “I see zombies as a very popular thing in our society right now, so I figured why not join in?” Troy said. Nash Glover, sophomore in computer science and film com-
mittee member, said that he had fun with peoples’ reactions last year. “People would just stare and laugh,” Glover said. “People in cars would stop and yell at us.” Miller disagreed, saying that there was not much of a reaction at all. “We’ll get a lot of stares obviously,” Miller said. “It’s usually when we chase people down is when we get the best reactions, but that’s something we’re trying to not do as much.” Jacob Crowell, senior in English and American studies and film committee member, described the reactions of UT visitors last year. “We walked across the crosswalk, and there was a car with a Bama tag because the game was here,” Crowell said. “They didn’t know how to react.” Zombies are becoming such a big part of pop culture that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted an emergency preparedness and response article on what to do in the event of a zombie apocalypse. According to the CDC, the article was originally posted on the CDC Public Health Matters Blog. Crowell said that the Zombie Walk and presentation of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” are important events to the film committee. “We put a lot of effort into Halloween and try to do the biggest Halloween events here on campus that we can,” Crowell said.
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People browse through the selection at a nomadic Urban Outfitters location in the Church Street Republic parking lot in downtown Knoxville on Saturday, Oct. 22. The mobile mini-store traveled through the Southeast to cities that don’t have permanent locations of the national brand.
1945 — U.N. formally established Less than two months after the end of World War II, the United Nations is formally established with the ratification of the United Nations Charter by the five permanent members of the Security Council and a majority of other signatories. Despite the failure of the League of Nations in arbitrating the conflicts that led up to World War II, the Allies as early as 1941 proposed establishing a new international body to maintain peace in the postwar world. The idea of the United Nations began to be articulated in August 1941, when U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill signed the Atlantic Charter, which proposed a set of principles for international collaboration in maintaining peace and security. Later that year, Roosevelt coined “United Nations” to describe the nations allied against the Axis powers — Germany, Italy, and Japan. The term was first officially used on Jan. 1, 1942, when representatives of 26 Allied nations met in Washington, D.C., and signed the Declaration by the United Nations, which endorsed the Atlantic Charter and presented the united war aims of the Allies. In October 1943, the major Allied powers — Great Britain, the United States, the USSR, and China — met in Moscow and issued the Moscow Declaration, which officially stated the need for an international organization to replace the League of Nations. That goal was reaffirmed at the Allied conference in Tehran in December 1943, and in August 1944 Great Britain, the United States, the USSR, and China met at the Dumbarton Oaks estate in Washington, D.C., to lay the groundwork for the United Nations. During seven weeks, the delegates sketched out the form of the world body but often disagreed over issues of membership and voting. Compromise was reached by the
“Big Three” — the United States, Britain, and the USSR — at the Yalta Conference in February 1945, and all countries that had adhered to the 1942 Declaration by the United Nations were invited to the United Nations founding conference. On April 25, 1945, the United Nations Conference on International Organization convened in San Francisco with 50 nations represented. Three months later, during which time Germany had surrendered, the final Charter of the United Nations was unanimously adopted and signed by the delegates. The Charter called for the U.N. to maintain international peace and security, promote social progress and better standards of life, strengthen international law, and promote the expansion of human rights. On Oct. 24, 1945, the U.N. Charter came into force upon its ratification by the five permanent members of the Security Council and a majority of other signatories. The first U.N. General Assembly, with 51 nations represented, opened in London on Jan. 10, 1946. On Oct. 24, 1949, exactly four years after the United Nations Charter went into effect, the cornerstone was laid for the present United Nations headquarters, located in New York City. Since 1945, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded five times to the United Nations and its organizations and five times to individual U.N. officials. 1992 — Toronto Blue Jays finally win a World Series for Canada On Oct. 24, 1992, the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Atlanta Braves in the sixth game of the World Series to win the championship. It was the first time a Canadian team had ever won the trophy, and it was a truly international victory — the Blue Jays’ 25-man roster included several players of Puerto Rican descent, a Jamaican, three Dominicans and no actual Canadians. The series itself was a bit of a nail-biter: Four of the six games were decided by a single run, and three were won in the last at-bat. The Braves won the first game relatively handily (that is, by two runs). The Jays won the second 5-4 (they were trailing 4-3 when they came to bat in the ninth), the third 3-2 (thanks to a bases-loaded single at the bottom of the last inning) and the fourth 2-1. The Braves won Game 5 easily, as John Smoltz and Mike Stanton pitched to a 7-2 victory. In Game 6, the Braves were losing by one run at the beginning of the ninth inning. They put runners on first and second, and then pinch-hitter Francisco Cabrera scorched a line drive to left that, if Candy Maldonado hadn’t made an impossible catch at the last minute, would have scored at least two runs. As it happened, the next batter singled to tie the game and force it into extra innings. At the top of the 11th, with two out and two on, 41-year-old Blue Jay Dave Winfield cranked a 3-2 pitch low down the left-field line, sending two of his teammates home. At the bottom of the inning, the Braves managed to score once and even got the tying run to third, but it wasn’t enough. Toronto reliever Mike Timlin got Otis Nixon to bunt, then charged the blooper and tossed the ball to first in plenty of time. It was a rather anti-climactic ending to a highly climactic series, but it did the job: The Blue Jays were the champions. “No one can say we choke anymore,” Toronto’s Roberto Alomar told reporters in the locker room after the game. “This is a great club. We won like champions.” — This Day in History is courtesy of History.com.
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Protesters, faith groups join forces The Associated Press BOSTON — Downtown Dewey Square is crammed with tents and tarps of Occupy Boston protesters, but organizers made sure from the start of this weeks-old encampment that there was room for the holy. No shoes are allowed in the “Sacred Space” tent here, but you can bring just about any faith or spiritual tradition. A day’s schedule finds people balancing their chakras, a “compassion meditation” and a discussion of a biblical passage in Luke. Inside, a Buddha statue sits near a picture of Jesus, while a hand-lettered sign in the corner points toward Mecca. The tent is one way protesters here and in other cities have taken pains to include a spiritual component in their occupations. Still, Occupy Wall Street is not a religious movement, and signs of spiritually aren’t evident at all protest sites. Clergy emphasize they are participants in the aggressively leaderless movement, not people trying to co-opt it. Plus, in a movement that purports to represent the “99 percent” in society, the prominent religious groups are overwhelmingly liberal. Religion might not fit into the movement seamlessly, but activist Dan Sieradski, who’s
helped organize Jewish services and events at Occupy Wall Street, said it must fit somewhere. “We’re a country full of religious people,” he said. “Faith communities do need to be present and need to be welcomed in order for this to be an all-encompassing movement that embraces all sectors of society.” Religious imagery and events have been common since the protests began. In New York, clergy carried an Old Testament-style golden calf in the shape of the Wall Street bull to decry the false idol of greed. Sieradski organized a Yom Kippur service. About 70 Muslims kneeled to pray toward Mecca at a prayer service Friday. A Chicago group, Interfaith Worker Justice, has published an interfaith prayer service guide for occupation protests nationwide. Clergy who support the protests say they are a natural fit with many faiths, because they share traditional concerns about economic injustice. They also point to history, including the civil rights movement and abolition. “Every movement for social change that has really made a difference has included the power of God, the power of the spirit and the power of people of conscience,” said the Rev. Stephanie Sellers, one of the Episcopalian “protest chaplains” praying with protesters at different sites
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Nathalie Mansson drives down the fairway during the Mercedes-Benz SEC/Pac-12 Challenge on Sunday, Oct. 23. Mansson was in a first-place tie heading into play on Sunday, having matched her career-low score of 67 Saturday, helping the Lady Vols to fourth place in the event.
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Rising — UT student discourse Falling — Sense of parking security The Daily Beacon is excited to announce that there has been a decided upswing in letters and opinions contributed by students. As the primary vehicle for student expression on campus, the Beacon is happy to accommodate publication of various student reflections on either issue content or current events. To have your own thoughts featured on the editorial page, e-mail the editor at email@example.com.
Rising — Frequency of Nike shorts and Ugg boot combination.
Falling — Academic motivation As October ends, midterms start coming. Unfortunately, these daunting exams seem to come in pairs, or even clusters. Long nights in Hodges, fueled by Red Bull and Starbucks, are sustainable only for so long. With three weeks until Thanksgiving break, it’s important for students to pace themselves. Sleep, fluids (sans caffeine) and fresh air are critical for maintaining health. A little prioritizing can go a long way towards preventing burn out. Rising — apprehension
As the recent Crime Log entries show, G7 parking lot has turned into a preverbal “all-youcan-steal buffet.” From the previous two weeks, over 10 instances of burglary or car vandalism were reported in this one area. UTPD cautions students from leaving valuables overnight in their vehicles. The Daily Beacon cautions from parking there in general.
With Halloween just around the corner, many potential trick-or-treaters are left wondering what they will be for this magical holiday. The importance of a good costume can never be understated, but the amount of time people have to plan one dwindles as the holiday approaches (and the pile of untouched homework continues to mount). The simplest and the cheapest ideas are the most appealing, but as the countdown to Oct. 31 gets closer to arriving, nervousness for the perfect idea will continue to grow.
’Tis the season for contradicting apparel. Falling — “Charlie’s Angels” remake’s ratings The ABC series’ future was recently determined after only a couple of episodes. With the series canceled, many questions remain unanswered. Will the girls stop the stereotypical villain? Why is Charlie afraid to show his face? And why did ABC even think this idea would work? Rising — Anticipation for Alabama vs. LSU game With the recent downturn in Tennessee’s season outlook, many Vol fans are now searching for something that they haven’t seen in a while: a competitive football game. Many are now picking sides in what should be the deciding game for the SEC West title, but one thing is for certain: The Honey Badger is never scared. Falling — THE LEAVES!
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Notes on OWS, school reform Off the Deep End by
Derek Mullins Who would have known that one little line, one measly little sentence, could be the proverbial stick to the hornets’ nest that started a swarm of discontent and frustration among a significant proportion of liberals on this campus? Turns out my solitary line of ambivalence towards the Occupy movement in last week’s edition of this column was enough to generate such energy. My inbox received a few passionately and/or angrily written e-mails from Occupy supporters and the Beacon even received a wellwritten letter to the editor on the matter. After lighting this powder keg, I’ve been told I should do my duty as the “resident liberal columnist” and get back to what one e-mail author said I do best: “make fun of conservatives, Republicans and the general knuckledraggers of our society.” While I won’t retreat from my dismissive statements towards the Occupy movement, I hear the criticizing cries and will comply. In this era of rampant conservatism, one of the most popular talking points for the Republicans, the Tea Party and other conservative groups is the concept of federalism. Now, that word has had different meanings at different times in American history. Federalists of old used to subscribe to the idea that the United States needed a strong central government. Nowadays, however, the definition has shifted to define a more pro-devolution movement. These individuals prefer power being vested in the states instead of being centralized in a powerful federal government. One area that has been inherently symbolic of this sort of shared control is the education system in the United States. While the federal government gets to set certain standards while using funding as a means to force states to comply with its wishes, governmental bodies at the state and local level are mostly responsible for driving the education system and thus get to set their own standards. This essentially means that, apart from whatever standardization the federal government might pass, each state can have its own curriculum standards. Moreover, counties and cities inside those states can even impose their own requirements. For example, when I was in the eighth grade, I was
placed into the equivalent of a high-school level Algebra I class because of my standardized testing scores. This was, for Sullivan County, considered to be an accelerated math class for my age group. Into that situation walked Matthew Stacy, a transfer student from Florida who, because of his academic background, was placed into the same class when he arrived. The problem? Mr. Stacy had already taken Algebra I and, before he and his family made the move to Tennessee, had been in a Geometry class. He’d also had access to a number of other classes, such as foreign language classes, that my school system just didn’t offer. In my mind, that’s wrong. All too often we hear politicians pontificate about education during the course of campaigns. Invariably, they always cite a need to have American students competing with those in certain Asian and European nations, especially in math and science. How are kids from Alabama or Mississippi supposed to compete with other nations if they cannot even compete with kids from other states? Presumably these politicians believe that it doesn’t matter if the students get the same education at the same time. All that matters is that the students reach the same level of exposure to certain subjects by the time they graduate. Do they not see the inherent flaw here? If you progressively implement a system where there is standardized curriculum standards across the board, students could receive a much more fruitful education during their time in primary and secondary schools. Moreover, this could, looking at it optimistically, open the door for an even more expansive and accelerated education. Instead? All today’s teachers, administrators and government bureaucrats seem to care about is whether or not a certain standardized test score was reached so that a bonus can be procured. Am I saying that it’s possible to immediately expect a child living in Mississippi — the lowest ranking state education system — to perform as well as one from Massachusetts, the highest ranked? No. If a plan such as this were to be adopted, it would have to be implemented slowly, starting with a generation of kindergartners. This strategy has effectively worked in certain private and charter schools, such as the KIPP program. Not only has this system of charter schools seen a significant increase in positive results, they have educated thousands of students who would have otherwise been allowed to dwell in mediocrity under the current education structure. — Derek Mullins is a senior in political science. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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On Oct. 28, the UT Film Committee will be hosting the annual event of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Rocky Horror is an event in the grandest sense of the word. We have been rehearsing since September and I have seen the movie way too many times. For those who do not know about it, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” premiered in 1975 and failed horribly in the box office. The movie began to gather a cult following when theaters began midnight showings of it. Fans of the movie would come dressed as their favorite character and yell callbacks at the screen and throw props when appropriate. The UT Film Committee’s production will include a shadow cast, which is an absolutely amazing group of people. A shadow cast is a group of actors who act out the movie while the movie is being played in the background. It may sound confusing at first, but it adds a new depth to the otherwise shallow film. Every scene is acted out in front of the screen and it is done to startlingly minute detail. The film admittedly has a large amount of mistakes and continuity errors, which only adds to the fun of the callbacks, yet even these are replicated by the cast in subtle and not so subtle ways. The callbacks are led by Jessica Allen, who has a remarkable wit and unbelievable sense of timing. Every callback will make you laugh and enjoy the movie even more. The main point of this event is to have fun and get a good laugh out of the movie. The event takes place in the UC Ballroom and it always is filled before the pre-show even begins. The pre-show starts at 11 p.m. and is basically a collection of unconventional icebreakers that set the mood of the night perfectly. The actual show is at 11:59 p.m., but by then people are being turned away due to fire code restrictions. No matter how many times I see the movie, I cannot dislike it because of this event. Every time
I watch it I remember the ballroom full of 500 people doing the time warp or dancing to Hot Patootie. While I have seen the movie at a minimum of twice a week since rehearsals started, it never grows old. The memories associated with it overwhelm any sense of boredom or disgust I have towards the film. Rocky Horror is an event that I would never want to miss, even if I were unable to work on it. Even without any ties to the great cast or other people in the audience, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” still would be one of the best events to happen on campus. While this event may not be for everyone, I strongly encourage people to investigate it. Rocky Horror is not just a cult phenomenon, it is a part of popular culture. The popular TV show “Glee” did an episode dedicated solely to it and even managed to bring some of the original cast on for cameos. Rocky Horror is the very definition of a cult classic and has been recognized as culturally significant by the American Film Association. The famous actors Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon literally got their start in films from this movie. The famous musician Meatloaf owes a lot of his rise to fame to his contribution of Hot Patootie. There is so much popular culture that has spawned from the midnight showings that an actual production must be seen to understand it all. The performance is an experience that simply cannot be missed. The cast is a collection of incredible people and the tech crew is one of the best that I have had the pleasure of directing. Every person involved in this production has worked unbelievably hard to perfect it and their dedication shines through their performance. No matter what your viewpoint on the movie is, you will have a great time at the performance. I have never heard of anyone being disappointed by the show and this year will be no different. The best part is that the show is free for everybody. Some years we have had people drive from Murfreesboro, Tenn. just to see it. There is a good reason for this: The performance is always great and is always the best in Knoxville. This year is going to be no different and will definitely be one of the best years we have ever had. — Aaron Moyer is a junior in philosophy. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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Fiction: Sausage Links, Part One Earthquake devastates eastern Turkey Olivia Cooper Staff Writer As I watched my father swirl his hands in a bucket of meat up to his elbows and smile up at me with his goofy smile, I realized I would soon be stuck. I will be trapped making sausage for the rest of my life. Wally’s Weenies was a family business since 1945, long before the term “weenie” really gained a cult following in slang. My grandfather opened it as a food cart and passed it on, along with his name, to my father, who has been showing me the proper way to shove animal casing over the meat pump to ensure “optimal plumpness.” “Dad,” I spoke up. “Maybe you shouldn’t say that.” “Say what?” he asked, as he twisted the ends of individual sausages. “Optimal plumpness. It just sounds weird.” My dad took off his hairnet and motioned me to follow him. He led me into his office where on the wall was a picture of me as a child in a hot dog costume on Halloween. We were advertising the new turkey sausages. I wanted to trick-or-treat as a ballerina that year. “I think we need to go ahead and shoot that elephant that has been in the room,” he tells me. “Dad, shooting an elephant is a horrible— ” “I know what people think when they hear Wally’s Weenies. I’ve heard it for years.” I messed with a Slinky that was on his desk. He had never acknowledged the double entendre that has followed our family for ages. He continued, “But you can’t let it bother you. This is Wally’s Weenies, and your grandfather would roll in his grave if we changed it now.” I slumped back in the chair. Dad went on to recount the story of how my grandfather used to spend nights perfecting his recipe. I couldn’t stop thinking about the nights Dad spent with my brother trying to teach him the trade. I’d walk into the kitchen and find them measuring ingredients, while my mom washed the grinder from the last batch. “Wilma, come make sausages with us,” my mother would ask. I would shake my head and leave the room each time. I never learned. My brother had all of the knowledge before he went to prison for a string of robberies. The police said that he was pretty
missing relatives would be rescued. Witnesses said eight people were pulled from the rubble, but frequent aftershocks were hampering search efforts, CNN-Turk reported. One teenage girl was pulled out of the building by the late evening. Rescuers tied steel rods around large concrete swabs which they then lifted with heavy machinery, Dogan news agency video footage showed. Residents in Van and Ercis lit camp fires, preparing to spend the night outdoors. U.S. scientists recorded eight aftershocks within three hours of the quake, including two with a magnitude of 5.6. Serious damage and casualties were also reported in the district of Celebibag, near Ercis. “There are many people under the rubble,” Veysel Keser, mayor of Celebibag, told NTV. “People are in agony, we can hear their screams for help. We need urgent help.” He said many buildings had collapsed, including student dormitories, hotels and gas stations. Nazmi Gur, a legislator from Van, was at his nephew’s funeral when the quake struck. The funeral ceremony was cut short and he rushed back to help with rescues. “At least six buildings had collapsed. We managed to rescue a few people, but I saw at least five bodies,” Gur told The Associated Press by telephone. “There is no coordinated rescue at the moment, everyone is doing what they can.” “It was such a powerful temblor. It lasted for such a long time,” Gur said. “(Now) there is no electricity, there is no heating, everyone is outside in the cold.” Many residents fled Van to seek shelter with relatives in nearby villages. “I am taking my family to our village, our house was fine but there were cracks in our office building,” Sahabettin Ozer, 47, said by telephone as he drove to the village of Muradiye. NTV said Van’s airport was damaged and planes were being diverted to neighboring cities. Authorities had no information yet on remote villages but the governor was touring the region by helicopter and the government sent in tents, field kitchens and blankets. Some in Ercis reported shortages of bread, Turkey’s staple food, due to damages to bakeries. Houses also collapsed in the province of Bitlis, where an 8-year-old girl was killed, authorities said, and the quake toppled the minarets of two mosques in the nearby province of Mus.
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good at it, but they started to notice grease on the windowsills. They smelled that same greasy spicy meat smell at the shop one lunch break and fingerprinted us all. He wrote once that he refuses to eat any of the hot dogs or sausages in there. As my dad wrapped up his long recount of the family business, I couldn’t help noticing my brother’s picture hidden beneath a pile of papers on his file cabinet. His first option was out of sight. Now his only option was framed on the wall in costume. “This is our legacy,” he finished. I snapped out of it. “Dad, I’ve never even made a sausage. That was always your thing with Junior.” At my brother’s mention, he looked down and began to move papers around his desk. “Your brother, he — er, he doesn’t have the time to make the, uh, to run this business.” “I do?” “Just out of college, what else you going to do? That humanities degree won’t get you far, Wilma. This is what I want you to do. For me.” I squirmed in my chair. He was right. I didn’t have a plan. But this isn’t what I wanted to do. Shoving meat into animal casings for the rest of my life was never what I put after “When I grow up…” I sighed and looked up to see my father staring back at me. He had a real passion for this stuff. He and Junior both really did get into this ridiculous and disgusting business. I nodded, and his face lit up. “Bright and early tomorrow, you are making your first sausage,” he exclaimed. I left the office and sat at a table up front. There was grease everywhere in here, but it all seemed to just now settle in my pores. I cleaned it off at college but came back to have it lay thick on my arms now. My hair smelled like spiced meats. My pillow had gained that smell. I had to clean my steering wheel every time I went home. That grease was in my lungs, and there was no coughing that up. The next morning my dad would be greeted by the most pitiful looking sausage with meat spilling out the ends and more chicken than pork ratio, but underneath it was my note, “This isn’t Wilma’s Weenies. Wait for Junior.”
ANKARA, Turkey — A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Sunday, killing at least 85 people and sparking widespread panic as it collapsed dozens of buildings into piles of twisted steel and chunks of concrete. Tens of thousands of residents fled into the streets running, screaming and trying to reach relatives on cell phones. As the full extent of the damage became clear, desperate survivors dug into the rubble with their bare hands, trying to rescue the trapped and the injured. Turkey’s state-run television TRT said a group of inmates escaped from a prison after the earthquake struck. It gave no other detail and it was not immediately known how many had fled. “My wife and child are inside! My 4-monthold baby is inside!” CNN-Turk television showed one young man sobbing outside a collapsed building in Van, the provincial capital. TRT television reported that 59 people were killed and 150 injured in the eastern town of Ercis, 25 others died in Van and a child died in the nearby province of Bitlis. Turkish scientists estimated that up to 1,000 people could already be dead, basing the calculation on low local housing standards and the size of the quake. The hardest hit was Ercis, a city of 75,000 close to the Iranian border, which lies on the Ercis Fault in one of Turkey’s most earthquake-prone zones. Van, about 55 miles (90 kilometers) to the south, also sustained substantial damage. Up to 80 buildings collapsed in Ercis, including a dormitory, and 10 buildings collapsed in Van, the Turkish Red Crescent said. Some highways also caved in, CNN-Turk television reported. Hundreds of injured people were treated at the state hospital in Ercis, NTV television said. Survivors in Ercis complained of a lack of heavy machinery to remove chunks of cement floors that pancaked onto each other. “There are so many dead. Several buildings have collapsed. There is too much destruction,” Ercis Mayor Zulfikar Arapoglu told NTV. “We need urgent aid. We need medics.” In Van, terrified residents spilled into the streets screaming. Rescue workers and resi— Olivia Cooper is a senior in creative dents scrambled, using only their hands and writing. She can be reached at basic shovels, to save those who were trapped. firstname.lastname@example.org. Residents sobbed outside the ruins of one flattened eight-story building, hoping that
Protesters, faith groups join forces The Associated Press BOSTON — Downtown Dewey Square is crammed with tents and tarps of Occupy Boston protesters, but organizers made sure from the start of this weeksold encampment that there was room for the holy. No shoes are allowed in the “Sacred Space” tent here, but you can bring just about any faith or spiritual tradition. A day’s schedule finds people balancing their chakras, a “compassion meditation” and a discussion of a biblical passage in Luke. Inside, a Buddha statue sits near a picture of Jesus, while a hand-lettered sign in the corner
points toward Mecca. The tent is one way protesters here and in other cities have taken pains to include a spiritual component in their occupations. Still, Occupy Wall Street is not a religious movement, and signs of spiritually aren’t evident at all protest sites. Clergy emphasize they are participants in the aggressively leaderless movement, not people trying to co-opt it. Plus, in a movement that purports to represent the “99 percent” in society, the prominent religious groups are overwhelmingly liberal. Religion might not fit into the movement seamlessly, but activist Dan Sieradski, who’s helped organize Jewish serv-
ices and events at Occupy Wall Street, said it must fit somewhere. “We’re a country full of religious people,” he said. “Faith communities do need to be present and need to be welcomed in order for this to be an all-encompassing movement that embraces all sectors of society.” Religious imagery and events have been common since the protests began. In New York, clergy carried an Old Testament-style golden calf in the shape of the Wall Street bull to decry the false idol of greed. Sieradski organized a Yom Kippur service. About 70 Muslims kneeled to pray toward Mecca at a prayer service Friday.
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Worley plays, burns redshirt Freshman replaces Simms, gets minimal time at end of game stop coming out in three, we’ll start redshirting them.”
UT’s defense this season. The first came in the season-opener against Montana. Matt Dixon “We’ve been kind of harpSports Editor ing turnovers all year,” Johnson said. “People have TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — been saying this defense hasWelcome to SEC football, Justin n’t really made any turnovers, Worley. so we’ve been kind of harping With Tennessee trailing that, and I was in the right Alabama 37-6 in the fourth quarspot at the right time. The ter, the true freshman quarterLord blessed me, and it gave back was introduced to what us a little momentum that we Derek Dooley called “as physicalneeded.” ly a dominating defense as I’ve Johnson, who played fullseen in the modern era of college back during the 2009 season, football.” joked he might’ve returned Worley, a Rock Hill, S.C., native the interception more than and Gatorade National Player of the 19 yards he did if he was the Year in 2010, took just five still in fullback-shape. snaps but didn’t throw a pass. “I think back in my fullback “We were wanting to put him days I probably would’ve in to throw a little bit, but we fumscored,” he said. “Got to bled the first play and then we work on that a little bit.” were on the minus-6 inch line so Up next we didn’t really get an opportuniThe Vols return home this ty,” Dooley said. Saturday to host SEC East Worley replaced starter Matt foe South Carolina. The No. Simms, who was just 9-of-17 for • Photo courtesy of Wade Rackley/UTADPHOTO 14 Gamecocks had a bye last 58 yards and an interception. Daryl Vereen lays into Alabama wide receiver Marquis “They were going to give him Maze during a game in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday, Oct. week and will come to Neyland Stadium without a few reps at the end of the game,” 22. The Vols exhibited solid defense in the first half, star sophomore running back Simms said. “I was fine. I underincluding an Austin Johnson interception, only the second Marcus Lattimore, who’s out stood it.” for the rest of the season with The decision to play Worley forced turnover of the year. a leg injury. takes away the chance of him redJ o h n s o n i n t e r c e p t i o n “We’ve had to move on,” Simms said. shirting this season. Senior middle linebacker Austin Johnson “We’ve got another tough opponent. Good “I’ve never worried about redshirts. I don’t care,” Dooley said. “These guys, they don’t gave the Vols momentum early in the first thing is that we’re at home. We can’t sit and worry about staying for four years anymore quarter when he picked off an A.J. McCarron think about this for too long.” Said junior cornerback Prentiss Waggner: so why should we worry about redshirts? pass on the Crimson Tide’s first drive. It was just the second turnover forced by “It’s do or die for us right now.” They come out in three (years). When they
Texans rip Titans, take AFC South lead The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Texans are back in the lead in the AFC South thanks to a big game by Arian Foster. Foster ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns and added 119 more receiving with a 78-yard TD as the Texans routed the Titans 41-7 Sunday to take back the divisional lead from Tennessee. The Texans (4-3) snapped a two-game skid even with Pro Bowl receiver Andre Johnson missing his third straight game and fullback James Casey his second due to injuries. Matt Schaub threw for 296 yards and two TDs, and the Texans won in Nashville for the second time in three years. Tennessee (3-3) has lost two straight, wasting the halfgame lead in the division picked up when the Texans lost during the Titans bye last week. Fans booed Chris Johnson as he was stopped early and often, and finished the game with 18 yards on 10 carries. This one was over early, and the crowd began leaving at the start of the fourth quarter.
Houston outgained the Titans 518-148 and had the ball for more than 37 minutes. Ben Tate ran for 104 yards, marking the first time the Texans have had two backs top 100 yards in the same game in their short history. The Texans picked off two passes with Brice McCain returning the second 38 yards for a TD, and had two sacks. Houston started slowly, punting on the first two drives. Then the Texans scored on six of the next seven possessions in blowing out their rival. Neil Rackers started it with the first of two field goals. Danieal Manning’s interception pinned Houston at its own 13, but Schaub finished off an 87-yard drive with a 10yard TD pass to Joel Dreessen midway through the second quarter. Houston needed four plays on the next drive when Schaub rolled to his right, stopped and threw back across the field to Foster who caught the ball and easily outraced the Titans to finish off a 78-yard TD for a 17-0 lead. Schaub had been banged up in the past two games. Against Tennessee, he had plenty of time to throw and was rarely touched.
Missouri takes one more step closer to SEC The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri has taken another step toward leaving the Big 12 Conference and there is interest in the SEC in taking the Tigers. The governing curators at Missouri unanimously gave Chancellor Brady Deaton the authority Friday to move the school out of the Big 12 if he decides that is in the school’s best interest. Deaton, who had earlier been given the OK to explore options, gave no timeline for a decision but indicated that a move, if it happens, would not take much longer. “We’re not looking at a long time frame,” Deaton said, adding that any move would
anticipate playing in another conference beginning next season — not in 2013 or farther out. While Deaton avoided saying that he favors leaving the Big 12 or identifying the SEC as a potential landing spot, it was clear that the SEC is the target. “We’ve provided information to the SEC,” Deaton said at a news conference following a two-day curators’ meeting, accompanied by athletic director Mike Alden and other school officials. “Missouri has not applied, nor has an invitation been extended,” SEC spokesman Charles Bloom said. However, SEC school presidents have informally discussed Missouri, and there’s
“certainly talk and interest” in adding the school, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the SEC has not publicly talked about the discussions. There has been no formal vote by the presidents and one was not immediately scheduled, the person said. Deaton said discussions about realignment are ongoing and a “decision will be undertaken expeditiously.” Chuck Neinas, the Big 12 interim commissioner, noted that its board of directors has a regularly scheduled meeting in Irving, Texas, on Monday and “conference membership will be thoroughly discussed at that time.”
“We look forward to discussing Missouri’s future with the Big 12 Conference,” he said in a statement. He declined to comment further when reached by telephone. The league already has lost Nebraska (Big Ten) and Colorado (Pac-12) and will lose Texas A&M to the SEC next year when TCU joins. Losing Missouri would leave the league with nine teams, while the SEC will have 13 once the Aggies join. Deaton said the conference’s stability has been a significant concern with the departures of the three schools. “Those actions, I think, in a sense, speak for themselves,” he said. “They’re part of the environment that we’re recog-
nizing and evaluating as we go forward.” But a big concern for Missouri is broadcast and cable television dollars, and in exploring a move to the SEC, the university is hoping to boost its revenue. An internal university document obtained recently by The Associated Press showed Missouri hopes to gain as much as $12 million annually in additional revenue in the SEC if other factors fall into place. The school could also face a hefty exit fee from the Big 12. Earlier this month, the Big 12 endorsed a plan require schools to give up their most lucrative TV rights to the league for six years in return for equal sharing of the revenue. The plan, if approved, would give each school an estimated $20 million in June. The figure is expected to grow by 2013 when the league’s new 13-year contract with Fox Sports kicks in and the Big
12’s television contract with ABC/ESPN expires in 2016 and could bring in additional money when renegotiated. The SEC, by contrast, distributed $18.3 million in revenue to each of its 12 members this year. But that league can also expect more lucrative contracts when the next round of TV rights negotiations occur. “This is a very complex transaction to consider,” said curators Chairman Warren Erdman. “We are taking our time to analyze all of the issues.” Missouri also directed Deaton to try to set up a holiday basketball tournament and annual football game in Kansas City with an unidentified rival — Kansas would fit the bill — moves designed to answer critics who say departing the Big 12 will gut storied traditions that date back decades. Missouri and Kansas have played each other in football for 119 years.