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The Independent Newspaper Serving Notre Dame and Saint Mary's
Group increases election awareness
NDVotes '08, a new nonpartisan campus campaign, plans to encourage student voter registration
Saint Mary's Editor
With the first presidential
primaries only three months
away, campus groups have
begun to address rates of student voter registration. Newly
formed campus initiative
NDVotes'08, a nonpartisan
educational campaign sponsored by the Center for Social
Concerns, is spearheading the
Senior Mike McKenna, CSC
coordinator and NDVotes'08
member, described the coalition as "a localized extension"
of the Rock the Vote
Campaign, a national nonprofit organization developed to
increase political advocacy,
especially among young voters.
The coalition "developed as
a task force this fall to give
[the voting initiative] more
ownership campus-wide," he
NDVotes'08 consists of various political groups on campus,
Republicans, ND Right to Life,
NAACP and other groups,
McKenna said.
While NDVotes'08 is not
affiliated with the national
Rock the Vote organization, it
shares similar objectives.
"Our goals are streamlined
with Rock the Vote," McKenna
said. "We stress education,
registration and awareness."
Political groups on campus
have recently jumped onboard
with NDVotes'08, but their
roles and duties have not yet
been specified, said Spencer
Howard, co-president of
College Democrats.
The president of College
Republicans, Sarah Way, sees
the affiliation for NDVotes'08
as an extended effort to register as many students as possible.
"This is really a bipartisan
effort to get people to care
enough to vote," she said.
"Every vote does count. We, as
young Americans, need to
start showing concern about
our future."
NDVotes'08 will name dorm
commissioners shortly after
fall break to maximize the
spread of their goals,
McKenna said.
One of the key elements of
NDVotes'08 is the voter contact card, which will enable
the group to compile information of registered students as
well as notify them about voter
deadlines, absentee ballot
information and local elec-
News Writer
Observer File
Students study in Hesburgh Ubrary for fall 2006 midtenns. The Ubrary
is now open 24 hours during exam weeks to meet student demand.
To help students prepare for
midterms, Hesburgh Library
opened Sunday morning and will
not close until Friday night.
Though late-night usage so far
has not been significant, a
library security guard said that
could change as people grow
aware of the extended hours.
Security monitor Terry Harper
said after- hours library use
would peak at "a couple hundred" people, particularly early
today and Wednesday morning.
However, his records indicated
that there were only 40 people
on Monday morning at 3 a.m.
and 23 at 5 a.m.
He anticipated that turnout
would increase dramatically as
the week progressed.
"Word's out now," he said.
"Everybody knows now, and
MBA program ranks
5th for stewardship
News Writer
that's key."
While the change was instituted in the spring of 2006, word of
the late-night midterms hours is
still spreading.
Senior Kaitlin Ramsey said she
hadn't known the library was
open 24 hours a day during
midterms week. Although
Ramsey said she is a "night person," she was doubtful she
would use the library after 2
Parker Ladwig, interim head
of Library User Services, said the
library has been open 24 hours
during midterms for the past
three semesters. During that
period, he said library attendance averaged 120 users at 3
a.m. and around 50 users at 5
a.m. By comparison, library
attendance during finals week
averaged around 160 users at 3
m. and 75 users at 5 a.m.
The MBA program at Mendoza
College of Business ranks fifth in
a biennial international study of
stewardship in graduate business
schools, according to results
announced Oct. 10.
The Aspen Institute, an international, non-profit organization
that seeks to promote "enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue," conducted the
The study ranked business
schools not only on the starting
salaries of its students and other
typical ranking criteria, but also
according to the courses taught
and research interests of faculty.
Notre Dame's Catholic character plays a role in the high ranking of the Mendoza MBA program, said Mary Hamann, director of communications for
"There's certainly an acknowledgement of the need to look
deeply at the impact business
decisions have in the world," she
said. "At a faith-based institution,
we are very comfortable exploring these issues."
In addition to requiring courses
that help teach students how to
conduct business in a way that
promotes social responsibility,
Mendoza fosters research that
furthers the goals of stewardship
throughout the business education community, she said.
see MIDTERMS/page 6
see MBA/page 4
see ELECTIONS/page 6
Students take advantage of longer library hours
for ethics
Irish official says
Editors discuss comic strips
integration an issue
News Writer
Assistant News Editor
John llaskins, the senior Irish
government official responsible for
immigration policy, opened
Monday's panel on the ellects of a
changing population in Ireland by
quoting Irish author George
Bernard Shaw.
"'We are made wise not by the
recollection of our past but by the
responsibility of our future,"'
I Iaskins said at the panel, which
took place in the McKenna Hall
More than 100 years after the
height of immigration to America
through Ellis Island, some of the
problems of integration remain the
same in the new Ireland, Haskins
"These are new lives, but thi<; is a
historic issue," he said.
Most of today's immigrants to
Ireland originate from Eastern
European countries such as Poland
and Lithuania, Haskins said. There
are also large numbers from China
and Africa.
The overall population of Ireland
increased by 10 percent since
2002, as reported by the 2006 census, Haskins said. The population
of non-nationals increased by 90
percent and now includes one in
10 residents, an estimate Haskins
called conservative.
Between 1945 and 1973, Europe
underwent a guest worker phase,
see IRELAND/page 4
Executive treasurer Courtney Kennedy, student body president Kim
Hodges and vice president Kelly Payne at a BOG meeting Sept. 3.
Editors of The Observer attended
Monday's BOG meeting to discuss
student discontent about comic
strips published in this paper last
Dissatisfaction over the comic
strips, which addressed the new
advertising campaign at Saint
Mary's and used stereotypes of
Saint Mary's students, follow
protests at the College about past
comics printed in The Observer in
recent years.
Observer Editor-in-Chief Maddie
Hanna, Managing Editor Ken
Fowler and Saint Mary's Editor
Katie Kohler were present at
Monday's meeting to answer quessee BOG/page 4
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
The Observer+ PAGE 2
page 2
So two days into the week and everyone is already praying for Friday to
come to the rescue. It has to be
midterm week: possibly the worst
week in college
Mandl Stlrone
Fall break is
looming overNews
head with the
promise of a
smidgen of peace
and a ton of
break homework.
Stress levels are ridiculously high,
and no matter who you talk to, they're
more than ready to go home or wherever they're going. Students are just
hoping they manage to finish that last
paper and pass that crazy midterm
test so that they can finally try and
relax a little. Until then. however. we
all have some exciting stuff to look forward to.
Few people escape midterm we11k
without pulling at least one all-nightnr,
and to eombinll slenp deprivation with
crazy stress hwnls is just cruel. It's
almost impossible to avoid staring at a
computer snenn from 6 p.m. until 4 or
5 a.m. while desperately trying to
come up with the next sentnnCf) for a
paper that is still two pages short of
the requirement. Nothing is worse
than a 5 a.m. writer's block or finding
out at 2 a.m. the night befor() the test
that your dass notns read like a firstgrader wrote them.
All this stress just makns evnryone
irritable and downright grumpy.
People arn snapping and griping at
each other for no appar()nt reason.
Tm1sions are so high that huge
scroaming matches can result out of
ridiculously petty disagreementsespecially between girls. The high
stress levels amplify girls' natural cattinoss and make guys more likely to
snap at other people.
And if it isn't bad enough that everyone is stressed out and grumpy, they're
all getting sick. Colds and fevers are in
abundance everywhere. It's impossible
to go into a class where at least half
the room is snil'lling, sneezing, coughing or shaking from fever.
or course all this sickness is incredibly distracting, not to mention kind of
gross, especially if you're the one
who's snil'lling, sneezing, coughing
and/or shaking from fever.
It's terrible, you're feeling stressed
out and irritable, then you can't
breathe and all you want to do is go to
sleep and wake up on Saturday morning for the USC game. All that anyone
wants to do is fly through this week
and conw out on the other end relatively unscathed.
To sum it all up, it sucks. It never
ceases to amaze me how much work
professors can cram into one week.
Papers. tests, quizzes -you name it,
they add it to the wBek. It's insanity
and it's the worst part of going away to
collnge. You get to become incredibly
stressed, be crabby, pull all-nighters,
get siek, and try to pull ofT papers and
big tnsts all in one week. Definitely
something to look forward to, right'!
The views expressed in the Inside C'olumn
are those of the author and not necessarily
those of'/1w Observer.
Contact Mandi Stirone at
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Jacqueline Cahill
Jesse Huff
Eunice lkene
Britt Mawby
John Traub
first year law
Fischer Grad
"A pirate. "
"A punk
"Mrs. Brady
''A hippie.
There will be a seminar titled
"Mieroscale Power Generation
and Propulsion: It's Not the
Same as Big Devices Made
Smaller" today at 3:30 p.m. in
138 DeBartolo Hall. Paul D.
Bonney, a professor of aerospace and mnchanieal engineering at USC and former astronaut
will prnsent.
The play "The Kings of
Kilburn High Boad" will be purformed today at S p.m. at the
DeBartolo Performing Arts
Center, Decio Mainstage
Theatre. Student tickets are
Wednesday is International
Day for the Eradication of
Poverty. Student<; are asked to
wear orange MDGS t-shirts on
this day to show support for the
Millennium Development
Goals. There will also be a Mass
at 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica to
recognize significance of the day.
The Notre Dame men's soccer team will play Indiana
University Wednesday at 7 p.m.
at Alumni Field.
Drunken priest punches
cop, gets jailed
Mexican priest briefly ended
up behind bars after punching a policeman who caught
him driving drunkenly
through the streets of the
northern city of Monterrey.
Priest Manuel Raul Ortega,
who was not wearing clerical
dress but was clutching a
prayer book when captured,
launched himself at the traffic copy who pulled him over
earlier this week.
The individual became very
violent because they were
going to tow away his car. He
attacked a policeman and
was taken away," said transit
department spokesman
Hector Lozano on Thursday.
Ortega's papers identified
him as a priest.
Couple scare robber with
decorative ax
CORD, Ark. - A couple
thwarted a would-be robber
by threatening him with a
decorative ax and tearing off
his mask before he fled their
home, authorities said.
Frederick Heyde, 25, and
Beverly Robison, 26, were
startled from sleep at about
6:30 a.m. Saturday because
of a loud noise, authorities
said. Heyde told police he
saw a man with a handgun
inside his home. The man
pointed the gun at him and
asked for money, authorities
Heyde told the intruder he
only had a few dollars in
change, which seemed to
frustrate the man, police
Heyde's wide then grabbed
a decorative ax from the wall
and demanded he leave the
"While she had the ax
pointed at the intruder, she
was able to reach up and
claw his mask off. That's
when we got a good look at
him," Heyde said.
Information compiled by
the Associated Press.
Poet Michael Anania will
present Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
in the Gold Boom of North
Dining Hall. Anania will read
from his latest work, Heat
Scholar Anu Chakravarty will
speak about "Surrendering
Consequences of' the Genocide
Trials in Bwanda" on Thursday
from 12:30-2 p.m. in the
International Studies.
To submit information to be
included in this section of The
Observer, e-mail detailed information about an event to
[email protected] edu
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and strives for the highest standards of journalisw at all
times. We do, however, recognize that we will make
mistakes. If we have made a mistake, please contact us at
631-4541 so we can correct our error.
Freshmen Leslie Allen, left, and Laura Bradley take advantage of the warm weather
Monday to begin their midterm studies outdoors.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2007
The Observer
Task forces address campus changes
Energy Week, Honor Code, taxi regulations among discussion topics
Assistant News Editor
Task force reports at
Monday's meeting of the
addressed the campus energy
summit, treatment of honor
codes at peer universities,
guidelines for community
relations and the rules limiting the waiting time of cabs
at Main Circle.
Lauren Sharkey, Hall
Presidents Council co-chair,
congratulated Student Body
Chief Executive Assistant
Sheena Plamoottil on the success of the Oct. 3 energy
Plamoottil, who was not
present at this week's meeting, is the chair of the Task
Environment. Student body
presidrmt Liz Brown presented a brief report in her place.
The Task Force on Campus
Environment will assess the
effectiveness of the energy
summit, the first of three
planned summits to take
plaee this year, Brown said.
Student body vice president
Maris Braun presented the
report by the Task Force on
Student Development.
Associate Provost Dennis
Jacobs, faculty co-chair of
the Notre Dame Code of
Honor Committee, Braun said looking as a model for the
she is working on ideas of creation of such a document
how student government can at Notre Dame.
help the committee raise
Brown added that she has
awareness of the Honor Code. been in contact with Virginia
She discussed the emphasis administrators, who said they
placed on the Honor Code at were enthusiastic about
freshman orientation. The Notre Dame using the Good
task force is
Guide as a
treatment of
basis for its
"We,re hoping to move to own
honor codes
have a big, symbolic
at peer institutions such
Gari said
statement [on the Honor
the task force
Maris Braun
solutions to
she said.
student body vice president
the Pro b I em
"We're hopof taxis on
campus, and
ing to move
it is researchto have a big,
symbolic statement," she ing the handling of the matsaid, mentioning the idea of a ter at other universities and
poster or a possible service colleges to search for a longat the Basilica of the Sacred term resolution.
Heart - where students, as a
class, would sign the Honor University Affairs is looking
into the problem of taxis
Keenan Hall senator Gus being turned away or ticketGari presented the report of ed at Main Circle, Brown
the Task Force on Community said.
She mentioned the possibilRelations. He said he met
with the chair of the Student ity of setting up taxi stands at
Community two ends of campus. That
Relations Committee to coor- would create a "system for
dinate research on relevant students to get off campus ...
and back to campus safely,"
The task force is continuing she said.
to compile research from the
University of Virginia's Good Contact Jenn Metz at
Neighbor Guide, to whieh it is [email protected]
page 3
SAND calendar to
coordinate service
News Writer
With the launch of an
online calendar that charts
upcoming service events, the
many social service groups at
Notre Dame have a new
resource for collaborating
their event planning and general dialogue.
This resource, which is now
up and running, was created
by the newly formed Social
Action Notre Dame (SAND)
network and can be found on
the bottom right corner of the
Center for Social Concerns'
home page. The calendar
shows events through midNovember.
Gary Nijak and Chris Esber,
both juniors, founded the
"The main purpose of this
group is to start conversation
between all the different
organizations that focus on
social action and social service to avoid groups planning
events at the same time, and
to allow groups to work
together on issues," Nijak
Service groups can submit
their events to an online calendar for the public to view,
said Esber, who works in the
CSC office. The sharing of
information will help organizations plan so that service
events can be scheduled at
times that do not conflict with
other events, he said.
Esber will maintain the calendar with the help of juniors
Katie Day and Maggie Condit.
"We seek to bring together
groups which previously had
no formal conversation,"
Nijack said. "We can then
stimulate conversation and
promote efficient and productive events on campus."
One such collaborative
event occurred Sunday, when
groups from Notre Dame
came together with the
Michiana community to support those affected by conflict
in Uganda through the Gulu
"The Walk is only one
example, but it is a good display of what SAND can do,"
Esber said.
The idea behind SAND
resulted both from Nijak's
participation in a national
summer leadership program
and an idea of Rosie
McDowell, the student outreach coordinator for the
CSC. McDowell sought to create an efficient scheduling
network for the many events
that occur on and off campus.
Nijak said many other campuses already had systems
similar to SAND.
Contact Kristen Edelen at
kedeleO [email protected]
The Kings of ilburn igh Road
By Jimmy Murphy
Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 17
8:00 p.m. Decio Theater
To celebrate the conference,"Race and Immigration in the New
Ireland;' the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies will host
two performances of Jimmy Murphy's The Kings of the
Kilburn High Road in the Decio Theater of the DeBartolo Center for
the Performing A.rts on Tuesday, October 16th and \Nednesday,
October 17th at S:OO.In this highly acclaimed play, agroup of
friends take ahilarious and tragic look back on their lives as they
gather in apub twenty-five years after they left their homes in
Ireland to make their fortunes in England. The play is the work of
Arambe Productions, aprofessional Irish theater company led by
director and performance artist Bisi Adigun, who currently has a
version of The Playboy of the Western World running in the Abbey
Theatre, Dublin.
For more information call the Box Office at 631-2800.
page 4
The Observer
continued from page 1
on services to newcomers," he
The term integration implies
"we are integrating into something," Haskins said, a process
that involves "understanding ourselves and cherishing our roots."
This process is three-fold, he
said, including "them understanding us," "us understanding
them" and "us understanding
llm;kins said. He cited a popular
quote: "W1~ wanted workers, we
got pnoplo."
Europe as a whole had to invest
in widn-ranhring social structure
to see if these workers eould integrate into society, so policies on U..'i."
Haskins, who visited America
immigration and integration need
for the first time this year,
to bn relatnd, he said.
"Immigration policies define referred to a well-known Latin
the overall
printed on
"Immigration policies define the
within which
the overall framework within dollar bill:
which integration works."
I htskins said.
A balance
John Haskins
"It is takis therefore
senior Irish government official
ing many
needed, he
and creatsaid,
"some diflkult decisions have to ing one that works," he said,
emphasizing the idea of creating
be made."
The new Ollice of Integration U1e "we" in society.
Ownership of integration
rnflncts what Haskins calls the
nexus of immigration and inte- occurs at societal, institutional,
community and individual levels,
"All departments must deliver I laskins said.
continued from page 1
lions lhr BOG members.
Student body president Kim
Hodgns said BOG sought to learn
morn about The Observer's proem;s
bnhind pubiLo.;hing r,omics.
"Wn wanted to fmd out the eh<mnels in which artides, specifically
comic strips, are channeled and
what could be changed," Kim
!lodges, Saint Mary's student body
president. said after the meeting
BOC members said they would
like to see Ute Saint Mary's editor
reviewing content pertaining to
Saint Mary's bnlim~ it is publishnd.
"We are looking into gathering
morn input from our Saint Mary's
staffers," IIanna said later Monday
At least some Saint Mary's students feel their identity has come
under attaek.
"We want to defend our honor as
Saint Mary's women," I lodges said.
Hodges said she and other BOG
members wanted to support students who were offended by the
comic strips.
"We understand that the entire
student body doesn't feel the same
way," she said. "We are advocating
on the behalf of the students who
do not want to be viewed as iliat
type of character."
I Ianna emphasized iliat opinions
of the comics' authors were not
reflections of the opinions of the
"Our cartoonists often express
views that arn not necessarily the
Ireland is still in what Haskins
called "the newcomer category,"
because it does not have secondand third-generation non-nationals.
"We have good antidiscrimination laws, a good national action
plan against racism, a good soda!
inclusion infrastructure and have
initiated a good inter-faith dialogue," he said.
Citizenship, he said, is an
essential goal, but there must be
precursors to the process, "not
just a memory test."
Philip Watt of the National
Consultative Committee on
Racism and Interculturalism
moderated the panel, titled "The
Demographics of the New
Ireland." As a part of the "Race
and Immigration in the New
Ireland" conference presented by
the Keough-Naughton Institute
for Irish Studies, Monday morning's panel was preceded by
opening remarks from Conor
Lenihan, Minic;;ter of the Republic
of Ireland.
Contact Jenn Metz at
[email protected]
views of the staff," she said.
Hodges said she does not dislike
The Observer as a whole.
"The Observer is viewed in a
good light, as they do represent
both the Saint Mary's and Notre
Dame campuses," Hodges said.
Hodges said she feels the meeting
was productive. She said BOG is
working to create forums between
Notre Dame and Saint Mary's
women to "deconstruct the preconceived notions on both sides."
In other BOG news:
+ Kelly Fiela, president of FielaSmith Corporation, presented promotional products that she said
could help BOG increase involvement in campus activities.
+ Hodges said Sodexho, the food
services provider at Saint Mary's,
will be iliB topic of the next "Food
continued from page 1
"There's a conference that we
do each year asking some questions from an ethical perspective
that mainstream business
researchers should explore,"
Hamann said.
Stanford University was the
highest-ranked program, followed by the University of
Michigan, York University in
Canada, the University of
California-Berkley and Notre
Dame. Columbia University,
Cornell University, Duquesne
University, Yale University and the
Instituto de Empresa in Spain
rounded out the top 10 schools in
the ranking.
The Institute lauded Stanford's
courses with an environmental
The study seeks to discover
how the "issues of social impact
and social responsibility are mentioned throughout ilie curriculum,
as opposed to being limited to a
few select courses," Hamann
for Thought" meeting. It will take
place Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. in the West
Wing of the College's dining hall.
Barry Bowles, general manager of
dining facilities, will answer questions and take suggestions.
+ Cassie Quaglia, president of
the Residence Hall Association, said
trick or treating and Haunted Holy
Cross will be held on Oct. 29 from 6
p.m. to8.
Le Mans Hall Council will hold
the Le Mans Murder Mystery on
Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. in Stapleton
+ Mary Frantz, Missions
Coordinator, spoke about this
week's Theology on Fire lecture,
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
The Aspen Institute alc;;o ranked
the Notre Dame MBA program
fifth in its previous stewardship
ranking, released in 2005.
The rankings are based on
"how well prepared [graduates]
are to guide a company through
the complex relationship of business and society, where issues
relating to the environment or the
well-being of a community can
inlpact a company's performance
and reputation," the Institute said
in a statement.
Although the Aspen Institute
does not expect stewardship concerns to replace those of postgraduation financial success, it
does express a desire for a balance between the two.
"While graduate business
schools are finding the ability to
deal wiili such issues an increasingly important part of the training for successful business leaders, there is still room for innovation and inlprovement," the statement said.
Contact John Tierney at
"Life's More than a Wedding:
Spirituality for Single Life and
Marriage." The discussion will be
Wednesday at 8 p.m. in ilie Student
Lounge of the Student Center. Anita
Houck, an associate professor in
ilie department of religious studies,
will present.
+ "Recycled Percussion" will
take place at Saint Mary's on Oct.
30, said Cassie Calion, president of
the Student Activities Board.
"Recycled Percussion" is a musical
group currently performing its
"Man vs. Machine Tour."
Contact Ashley Charnley at
acharnO [email protected]
A bit of Ireland in
your own backyard.
Just seconds from campus. With its many choice beverages, hearty food
and lively conversation, Brigid's is the place to be. Plus there's
live music on weekends, overstuffed leather chairs to cozy up by the
fireplace and lots of big screen TVs to watch all the games.
f-\.nd we're open seven nights a week, too.
(WaterlUrd Estates Lodge has hatel rooms at reasonable rates tt)r upc:oming ND fOotball weekends.)
.... ,., '
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
page 5
Mother stops suicide attack in Kabul
New dinosaur species uncovered
KABUL, Afghanistan - A mother who tried to
stop her son from carrying out a suicide bomb
attack triggered an explosion in the family's
home in southern Afghanistan that killed the
would-be bomber, his mother and three siblings,
police said Monday.
The would-be bomber had been studying at a
rnadrassa. or religious school, in Pakistan, and
when he rPturned to his home in Uruzgan
province ovPr the weekend announced that he
planned to carry out a suicide attack, Interior
Ministry spokesman Zemeri Bashary said.
Surviving family memb11rs told police that the
suicide vest exploded during a struggle between
the mother and her son, said Juma Gul I Iimat.
Uruzgan 's police ch iel'. Thn man's brother and
two sistnrs were also killed.
Planes crash on runway at Heathrow
LONDON - Two planes collided while taxiing on a runway at London's Heathrow Airport
Monday night. telnvision reports said. There
were no reported injuries.
Sky News television, citing witnesses it did
not further identify. said one of two aircraft
involVf1d had lost an engine.
The British Broadcasting Corp. identified the
two planes as a British Airways Boeing 747
and a Sri Lankan Airlines A340 and said their
wingtips had collided. It added that all the
passnngers were evacuated from the aircraft.
Sky said there were about 20 fire trucks at
the scene.
BAA PLC. which manages Heathrow, could
not immediately be reached for comment.
Medtronic difibrillator wires faulty
MINNEAPOLIS - Medtronic Inc. is stopping
distribution of wires that connect some of its
delibrillators to patients' hearts after learning
they may have contributed to five deaths.
Medtronic shares dropped more than 12 percent by midday Monday after the disclosure.
A defibrillator monitors a patient's heartbeat; if it senses an abnormal heart rhythm, it
delivers an electronic shock to reset the heart
to a normal beat. A delibrillation system consists of a device implanted near the shoulder
with one or more leads connecting the device
to the heart.
Medtronic said it discovered a "small chance
of fractures in particular locations" on Sprint
Fidelis models 6930, 6931, 6948 and 6949.
The company is asking doctors to stop implanting the leads and return unused leads to
Georgia, South hit hard with drought
BUFOHD. Ga. -If there's a ground zero for
the epic drought that's tightening its grip on
the South, it's once-mighty Lake Lanier, the
Atlanta water source that's now a relative puddle surrounded by acres of dusty red clay.
Tall measuring sticks once covered by a
dozen feet of water stand bone dry. "No
Diving" signs rise from rocks 25 feet from the
water. Crowds of boaters have been replaced
by men with metal detectors searching the arid
lake bed for lost treasure.
"This lake is a survivor," Jeff "Buddha"
Powell told a worried customer at his bait shop
along the barren banks.
"If you panic, you don't help Mother Nature,"
he added. "It's going to rain when it rains."
Skeleton of monstrous vegetarian that roamed earth 88 million years ago discovered
Associated Press
skeleton of what is believed
to be a new dinosaur
species- a 105-foot planteater that is among the
largest dinosaurs ever
found - has been uncovered in Argentina, scientists said Monday.
Scientists from Argentina
and Brazil said the
appears to represent a previously unknown species of
Titanosaur because of the
unique structure of its
neck. They named it
Futalognkosaurus dukei
after the Mapuche Indian
words for "giant" and
"chief," and for Duke
Energy Argentina, which
helped fund the skeleton's
"This is one of the
biggest in the world and
one of the most complete of
these giants that exist,"
said Jorge Calvo, director
of the paleontology center
at the National University
of Comahue, Argentina. He
was lead author of a study
on the dinosaur published
in the peer-reviewed
Annals of the Brazilian
Academy of Sciences.
Scientists said the giant
herbivore walked the Earth
some 88 million years ago,
during the late Cretaceous
Since the first bones
were found on the banks of
Lake Barreales in the
Argentine province of
Neuquen in 2000, paleontologists have dug up the
dinosaur's neck, back
region, hips and the first
vertebra of its tail.
''I'm pretty certain it's a
new species," agreed Peter
Mackovicky, associate
curator for dinosaurs at
Chicago's Field Museum,
who was not involved with
the discovery. ''I've seen
some of the remains of
Futalognkosaurus and it is
truly gigantic."
Calvo said the neck alone
must have been 56 feet
long, and by studying the
vertebrae, they figured the
tail probably measured 49
feet. The dinosaur reached
Parts of the skeleton of what could be a newly discovered dinosaur species are laid out for
display at a news conference in Rio de Janeiro Monday.
over 43 feet tall, and the
excavated spinal column
weighed about 9 tons when
excavated. One neck vertebra alone measured more
than 3 feet high.
Jeff Wilson, an assistant
professor of paleontology
at the University of
Michigan, who was asked
to review the finding, said
he was impressed by the
sheer amount of skeleton
"I should really try to
underscore how incredible
it is to have partial skeleton of something this size,"
Wilson said in telephone
interview. "With these kind
of bones you can't study
them by moving them
around on the table; you
have to move around them
"It shows us the upper
added in a phone interview. "Dinosaurs do get big
here, but nothing near the
proportions we see in
South America."
Futalognkosaurus was
found has been a bonanza
for paleontologists, yielding
more than 1,000 specimens, including 240 fossil
plants, 300 teeth and the
remains of several other
"As far as I know, there
is no other place in the
world where there is such
a large and diverse quantity of fossils in such small
area. That is truly unique,"
said Alexander Kellner, a
researcher with
Brazilian National Museum
and co-author of the
Nevv study to see if genes affect sexuality
Associated Press
Police being sued by angry parents
HAMMOND, Ind. -The parents of a teenager who died after a car crash sued Gary police
for $50 million Monday, saying oflicers' decision not to look for their son robbed him of a
chance of surviving.
Willie and Jacqueline Green of Gary said
they do not believe their 18-year-old son,
Dominique, died instantly from the multiple
injuries he suffered in the crash, as authorities have said. They said at a news conference
that a mortician has told them that bruising,
swelling and other signs of injury on their
son's body was not consistent with an instantaneous death.
"The city did nothing, the police did nothing," said Jacqueline Green.
limit for dinosaur size,"
Wilson added. "There are
some that are bigger but
they all top out around this
Patagonia also was home
to the other two largest
dinosaur skeletons found to
date - Argentinosaurus, at
around 115 feet long, and
Puertasaurus reuili, 115
feet to 131 feet long.
Comparison between the
three herbivores, however,
is difficult because scientists have only found few
vertebrae of Puertasaurus,
and while the skeleton of
Futalognkosaurus (FOO-talong-koh-SOHR-us) is fairly
complete, scientists have
not uncovered any bones
from its limbs.
dinosaurs don't even compare in size, Mackovicky
CHICAGO - Julio and Mauricio
Cabrera are gay brothers who are
convinced their sexual orientation is
as deeply rooted as their Mexican
They are among 1 ,000 pairs of gay
brothers taking part in the largest
study to date seeking genes that may
influence whether people are gay.
The Cabreras hope the findings will
help silence critics who say homosexuality is an immoral choice.
If fresh evidence is found suggesting genes are involved, perhaps
homosexuality will be viewed as no
different than other genetic traits like
height and hair co.lor, said Julio, a
student at DePaul University in
Adds his brother, "I think it would
help a lot of folks understand us better."
The federally funded study, led by
Chicago area researchers, will rely on
blood or saliva samples to help scientists search for genetic clues to the
origins of homosexuality. Parents and
straight brothers also are being
While initial results aren't expected
until next year- and won't provide a
final answer - skeptics are already
attacking the methods and disputing
the presumed results.
Previous studies have shown that
sexual orientation tends to cluster in
families, though that doesn't prove
genetics is involved. Extended families may share similar child-rearing
practices, religion and other beliefs
that could also inf1uence sexual orientation.
Research involving identical twins,
often used to study genetics since
they share the same DNA, has had
mixed results.
One widely cited study in the 1990s
found that if one member of a pair of
identical twins was gay, the other had
a 52 percent chance of being gay. In
contrast, the result for pairs of nontwin brothers, was 9 percent. A 2000
study of Australian identical twins
found a much lower chance.
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continued from page 1
Thn main cost of k1wping the
library op1111 during the prn-nxam
days is stafling. Ladwig said.
lin dndirwd to nstimatn the 1~ost
bneausn hn said University stall'
salary inlimnation is not generally
"If the library worn opmwd 24
hours morn frnqtwnlly, sneurity
for visitors and eollnctions might
havo to be lookml at difl'l~rnntly,
pnrhaps with gn~atnr cost." hn
Snnior .In· Itoll Hoi{nrs said lw
stays "prntty oftPn until dosing."
At tho library, ho said, "it's nasior
to focus, a lwttor study nnvironnwnt with li~wnr distractions."
Though Hognrs' workload this
wonk might not bo enough to warrant al'tPr-hours studying, lm said
ho "dnlinitPiy would have been
thorn aftnr 2 a.m." if' the library
had bonn opnn latn last wonk.
Carol llnndrickson, chair of lim
Studnnt Senate /\cademk /\ll'airs
Cornmittne, said Snnatn "hasn't
really focusnd on rnidtorrns"
bnsidos compiling a report on
study spacn. She said that the
report "in efi'ect will potentially
hnlp with midtnrms."
Sonate is working to increase
and improvo study spac1~s and
printer availability, she said.
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"The new library cluster is
nxtrnmely busy," sho said.
"Espndally during midterms, a lot
of pnoplo have papnrs due and
thnrn 's a line liJr printers bntwmm
dm;sos in DeBartolo."
llnndriekson said she hoped stud£ml. aecnss to study spaces and
printors would improve al' the
Univorsity recnived the Senate's
In January of 2006, the Studnnt
Senato moved to have tho library
opnn 24 hours per day during
rnidtnrms week after consulting
with library administrators and
nxamining practices at peor institutions, llondriekson said. She
said that "somn students on thn
eommittnn had gone to other universities" where libraries were
opnn 24 hours f(Jr midterms.
While snnior Mary !Iannan said
shn apprm~iatnd that tho library
was opnn, she worrind there wa.•>
"a ddieatn balance between being
welcoming to studenl'> and keeping the University's resources
Using fliers to advertisn study
areas that were open 24 hours,
I Iannan said, could "let anyone
waltz in" and take valuable equipment. Shn suggested that a mass
P.-rnail could inform the student
body and minimize thP. risk of
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"Through CSC, we were able
to bring all thn political groups
on eampus together," McKenna
continued from page 1
said. "By promoting soeial justice, we can take a stand as cittions.
Whiln coalition members izens."
Hnpresentatives from each
nllled local elections important,
they arnn 't the group's priority. group
NDVotes'OH is foeusing on NDVotes'08 will meet biweekly
national elnctions, McKenna after officers and dorm cornsaid, nspecially with the top- missioners are chosen.
"Essentially, all membership
heavy primary season in
is through coalition," McKenna
January and February.
Local nlnetions tend to draw said.
NDVotes'08 is hoping to add
less attention, Way said.
"People trmd to see the loc,al to the individual success of
nlnetions as not as important," political groups on campus in
shn said. "Most students plan to increasing registration.
"We've always been success!nave South Bend in a few years
and don't earn to get involved ful in sending volunteers to
in loeal polities. If students participate in [Democratic,] canknnp taking this attitude, the didates' campaigns, whether
community will havn less of a it's working in their ol'l1ces or
doing phone
banking for
show eoneern
Howard said.
"Our goals are to build a
"Just letting
l.ocal elecstrong coalition to last for people know
tions rnmain
future years so political
there is an
rnlevant even
to politically
dialogue is elevated and
going on."
students can increase
Way also
their civic responsibility
h o p e s
Howard said.
"P eo pIe
on campus.
will springhere arn from
board higher
all around the
Mike McKenna
country and
NDVotes'08 member
within her
the world and
they probably
"Success in
know their
the past has
own loeal district well," he said. "But the been mixed," she said. "Those
truth is that while they're here, wh1i really care about polities
even if thny're part of tho Notrn are proactive in making sure
Dame bubble, the local elnc- they are registered. Many peotions and the local govnrnmnnt ple simply don't care enough."
With the elections rapidly
afTncts them so they should
approaching, NDVotes'08 is
beeomn involved in it."
lloward mnntiorwd the reeent "continuously building."
"Hight now, we are trying to
South Bend event permit ordinance as one nxample of loeal emphasize our nonpartisan
coalition on campus by includpolities all'ec,ting student lifo.
NI>Votes'OH developml out of ing dif'f'prent perspectives and
partrwrships with the Hock the backgrounds of each political
Vote and other national organi- group
McKenna said. "It is a unique
zations, McKnmHt said.
"Our goals are to build a thing happening at Notre Dame
strong coalition to last for and something we ean be proud
futuro years so political dia- of."
logue is nlnvatnd and students
Marcela Berrios contributed
ean incrnase their dvie responto I his report.
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Social Security to be put to the test
WASIIINGTON -The baby boomers' stampede for Social Security benefits has begun.
The nation's "first" baby boomer, a retired
teacher from New Jersey, applied for Social
Security benefits Monday, signaling the start
of an expected avalanche of applications
from the post World War II generation.
Social Security Commissioner Michael
As true called it "America's silver tsunami."
Kathleen Casey-Kirschling applied for benefits over the Internet at an event hosted by
Astrue. Casey-Kirschling was born one second after midnight on Jan. 1, 1946, gaining
her rP.cognition as thP. first baby boomer - a
generation of nearly 80 million born from
1946 to 1964. Astrue said.
"She's leading the way for her generation."
Astrue told reporters.
Bacon painting sells for $16.4 million
LONDON - A Francis Bacon painting
the artist donated to an art college in lieu
of rent decades ago has sold for $16.4
million at an auction where solid but
unspectacular results suggest global
financial turmoil may be unsettling the
art market.
"Study from the Human Body, Man
Turning on the Light" was bought late
Sunday by an anonymous bidder at
Christie's auction house. The painting was
giv11n by Bacon to the Hoyal College of Art
in 1969 as payment for renting a studio,
and th11 collegp, sold it Sunday to fund a
new campus in south London.
This month's London auctions are being
closely watched for signs that after several years of rising prices, the red-hot art
market may be cooling.
The price paid for the Bacon painting,
which includes a buyer's premium, was in
the middle of Christie's pre-sale estimate
of $14 million to $18 million.
Fine-art insurer Hiscox says the value of
contemporary art sold at auction rose by
55 pnrcent during the first six months of
the year. But many fear the weak dollar
and fallout from the subprime mortgage
crisis will hit prices.
Airbus releases world's largest jet
Almost two years late, the A380 superjumbo premieres on Singapore Airlines
Associated Press
two years late, Airbus
finally delivered its first
A380 superjumbo on
Monday, a revolutionary
behemoth that includes
luxury suites equipped
with comfy double beds.
Customer Singapore
Airlines says the passenger jet, the world's
largest, was worth the
wait, and the delivery
marks a badly needed
morale-boosting milestone for Airbus.
Singapore Airlines Chief
Executive Chew Choon
Seng said his airline was
inconvenienced by the
late delivery, but added,
"We are glad that Airbus
took the time to make
sure that the plane is fully
tested and developed
before it enters commercial service."
For Airbus, big challenges with the problemridden plane still lie
ahead- not least producing enough of them.
"Increasing A380 production to meet demand
remains our greatest
challenge for the next
years," Chief Executive
Thomas Enders said at a
handover ceremony at
Airbus' headquarters in
Toulouse, southwestern
After delivering the first
four superjumbos to
Singapore Airlines, Airbus
will have to redesign cabins and electrical layouts
for Emirates Airlines and
Qantas. It is committed to
handing over 13 planes in
2008, 25 in 2009, and 45
in 2010.
Asked if he was confident that Airbus is up to
the challenge, Enders
said: "We have every confidence we can deliver,
A Singapore Airlines flight attendant stands in the A380 superjumbo jet Monday
during the delivery ceremony in Colomiers, France.
but what is guaranteed in
Lack of a sure-thing
might not go down well
with Airbus' 16 customers
for the A380, whose
patience has already been
stretched, nor with potential converts. With 189
orders or firm commitments, Airbus is hoping to
see 200 on its books by
Meanwhile, it looks like
Airbus is having problems
with its next big projectthe A400M military cargo
Tom Williams, Airbus
executive vice-president
for programs, said difficulties with the engine
could push the first flight
of the turbo-prop back six
months. If the European
planemaker is late delivering, "clearly it's not
going to be cheap," he
told journalists.
U.S. rival Boeing Co. is
late too, announcing a
six-month delay last week
to its hot-selling 787
Dreamliner. But the
Chicago-based planemaker still has a five-year
lead over Airbus for its
competing mid-sized jet,
the A350 XWB, which has
been set back by multiple
Airbus has already been
hit with penalties for late
delivery of the A380,
whieh combined with spiraling development costs
wiped billions of euros
(dollars) off profits.
Enders refused Monday to
divulge the extent of the
America Online to slash 2,000 workers
Associated Press
NEW YORK - AOL is eliminating
another 2,000 jobs worldwide as it
tries to cut costs and make room to
grow in online advertising.
The 20 percent slice from AOL's
work force comes after several
rounds of layoffs in recent years,
ineluding a cut of 5,000 jobs last fall.
The latest cuts would give AOL more
flexibility to expand ad-related businesses through acquisitions and
potentially new hires, company officials said.
"This realignment will allow us to
inerease investment in high-growth
areas of the company- as an example, we added hundreds of people
this year through acquisitions while sealing back in areas with less
growth potential or those that aren't
core to our business," AOL Chief
Executive Handy Falco told employees Monday.
AOL believes it is now best at
developing Web sites such as its
Moviefone and MapQuest properties
to attract people in some 30 countries, Falco said. Its goal, he said, is
to build "the largest and most
sophisticated global advertising network" for marketers to reaeh that
online audienee.
AOL, once the leading seller of
Internet aeeess subscriptions, has
struggled in recent years as Internet
users have ditched their AOL
aecounts for high-speed services
offered by cable and telephone companies.
To make up for declines in subscription revenues, the company has
been trying to boost traffic to its adsupported Web sites and last year
began giving away e-mail
accounts. software and other features once reserved for paying subscribers.
Last year's job reductions were
mostly in customer-service and mar-
keting personnel as AOL opted to
stop producing and distributing its
notorious trial discs aimed at luring
new subscribers.
The latest cuts are expected to
affect employees across the board.
Last month, AOL announced that it
was consolidating its advertising
operations to share innovations·
across the company and help potential advertisers more easily buy ads.
The idea is to help marketers
reach Internet users not only across
AOL properties but also at outside
sites for which AOL now brokers ad
In a memo to employees obtained
by The Associated Press. Falco
described the latest cuts as difficult
but necessary.
AOL has acquired a number of
companies in recent months and
added to its payroll each time. The
purchase of ad-targeting technology
specialist Tacoda Ine., for example,
brought in about 100 employPes.
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Back when I wasn't so pessimistic
and grouchy, I was very interested in
getting married. I'd only marry a
Catholic, since it didn't make sense to
fmter into a sacrament with someone
who didn't underGreg
stand it in the same
way. Besides, I'd
want my kids raised
Dome and
Catholic, and they'd
never get it from me.
I'm not ashamed that one reason I
picked Notre Dame was to find a wife
- with so many Catholie girls, there
was sure to be one stupid enough to
like me. I know some girls at Notre
Dame and Saint Mary's get ridiculed
for being extra-eager to find a husband- the "M.R.S. degree." This
makes no sense to me. !low is it in any
way shameful to be more interested in
finding a spouse than getting a diploma? Which, ultimately, is more important?
So it saddfms me that there aren't
more graduation-weddings. It's a problem that people wait so long to marry
these days in general. For one thing,
the Church has traditionally understood the primary end of marriage to
be the protection of chastity, This is
dear in St. Paul's writings (e.g., 1 Cor
7) and later in St. Thomas Aquinas.
Most people, men especially, can't
achieve celibate chastity and couldn't
even if they were at all inclined to try.
Besides lots of grace, it takes strenuous effort of the soul, constant vigilance, discipline, and a determination
to keep getting back up no matter how
many times you fall. These are very
manly qualities, yet somehow much of
our society considers it manlier to be a
slave to pleasure (which always is
emasculating) and one's desires than
to disdain them. So anyway, if people
wait until they're 30 to marry, that
usually means they spend their twenties habitually sinning against chastity.
Bad enough in itself, and certainly not
good preparation for marriage.
Well, I was sort of new to
Catholicism when I came to Notre
Dame, and somewhat naive. I assumed
Catholic meant Catholic. Now, one
potential major problnm (obviously) in
marriages between Catholics and nonCatholics, or between Catholics with
different understandings or being
Catholic. is the issue of contraception.
Since getting attached to someone
you wouldn't marry is foolish, I had to
get girls' opinions before potentially
becoming interested in them. I figured
out pretty quick that not all - not
even most, I'd say- self-described
Catholic girls at Notre Dame agree
with the Church's teaching on contraception. I knew about as many who
supported it as were categorically
opposed to it, though that probably
reflected the kind of people I was
My point isn't that contraception is
wrong. See Paul VI and Janet Smith
for that. Nor am I saying shame on
Notre Dame kids for supporting or
using it. We all must form and follow
our consciences ourselves. No, what
I'd like to explain is how dumb it is to
say you're Catholic and yet support
The Church, particularly in the person of the pope, makes outrageous
claims about itself. The bishops in
solemn assembly, or the pope ex cathedra, say they're infallible about faith
and morals. That means never wrong.
That means not even capable of being
wrong. If you believe the Church is in
error in its formal announcements
about contraception, you can't very
well at the same time agree that it's
infallible. So why swear any allegiance
to a church which doesn't know- or
worse, knows but won't admit- the
truth about itself? If it can't be
believed about itself, how can it be
believed when it proclaims other outrageous doctrines, like the Atonement,
Real Presence, or the Trinity? The
Church claims to speak with the voice
of its Founder. If it does, it deserves
full assent. If it doesn't, it's a great big
blasphemous fraud that deserves nothing but hatred and opposition.
If you recognize this argumnnt as
liko C.S. Lewis about Christ, good eyn.
But I thought of it myself. when all I
knnw about Lewis was Narnia. I say
this not to brag but to show that anyone could think of it. Obviously, the
argument holds for any issue, but I
apply it to contraeeption beeause dissent on that matter is particularly
widespread and vehement.
I'm not telling anyone to leave the
Church any more than I was telling
anyone to leave Notre Dame before.
But if I was puzzled about people
opposed to Catholie doctrine staying at
Notre Dame, I'm dolinitely confusml
about such people staying in the
Church. And so what if you're a priest
or teach Catholic theology.
Am I saying a Catholic has to believe
whatever the Church teaches authoritatively? Pretty much, yeah. Does a
Catholic have to aetually live whatnvnr
the Church tPaches? Hardly- if that
were the case, there would bn no
Catholics. Failing to live up to our faith
is part of being Catholic, but we must
try to change our lives to lit our
beliefs, not the othnr way around.
About 85 pnrcent of Notre Dame students consider themselves Catholic.
Just about all who are admitted are
very intelligent. And I'd bet almost as
many think the Church is wrong about
one thing or another. These three dots
can't be connected logieally. I know I
have no right to tell others whether
they should be Catholic or not, but I'd
seriously like to know - if you disagree with the Church, why not just
leave it? I know I would.
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rugby team on being re-instated,and
wishes them best of luck in getting
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Karen Langley
Michael Bryan
Bohan Anand
Andy Ziccarelli
Nikki Taylor
Matt lludson
Chris McGrady
Tae Andrews
Michelle Johnson
Who should be the starting
Subrnit a Letter
to the"", Editor at
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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
page 9
TV ti111e-outs a
Enough is enough
The Observer claims to serve Notre Dame
and Saint Mary's. But, how well can it serve
Saint Mary's when its contributors, up to and
including Rich Protiva and Andy Spangler of
"Tastes Like Failure," continually disparage
the women who attend Saint Mary's?
I am a graduate of Notre Dame who has
worked at Saint Mary's for more than a
decade. During my time on both sides of Route
933, I have seen and heard Saint Mary's
women put down and abused by their Notre
Dame neighbors. You think you're being
clever or self righteous, but I have to tell you,
the comments just get more bitter and vile as
the years go by. And they get old. Your hate
speech reveals not only a lack of maturity and
good taste, but often outright misogyny. It
includes not only the cartoons, but also letters
to the editor that begrudge Saint Mary's participation in the "Notre Dame community."
Obviously, the editors of the Observer either:
1) are unwilling or unable to control the
degrading content in the paper; or 2) condone
the anti-Saint Mary's content. Either way, I
am ashamed to see this is still happening 20
years after I graduated. You belittle yourselves and our university's reputation by continuing to resurrect these offensive stereotypes and misconceptions. Enough is enough.
It's time to grow up, Notre Dame, and show
some class.
Notre Dame's exclusive television contract with NBC is a testament to
the strength and national following of the football program. While the
University should continue the relationship with NBC, it needs to be
restructured, specifically with regard to the excessive amount of timeouts that destroy momentwn and quiet the stadium. During the Boston
College game I attended, it was quite remarkable to hear the amount
of boos whenever an NBC time-out was called. I am sure that Notre
Dame and NBC can find a middle ground that includes fewer time-outs
for less money.
Elizabeth Karle
Dan Quirk
Class of 1985
Sourh Bend
Oct. 15
Class of 1999
San Francisco, Cali£
Learn the lyrics
Dear fellow members of the Notre
Dame and Saint Mary's community
(especially freshmen): The road portion
of this year's football schedule is over for
the most part, and we've embarked on a
five-game home stretch. There's nothing
like a Notre Dame home game, and this
community prides itself on the environment it creates on these autumn
Saturdays- the environment we create.
As such, we must form a united front
as a student body that is formidable to
each and every opponent. This includes
- as I'm sure you know- knowing and
proudly singing the greatest of all university fight songs, the "Notre Dame
Victory March." Sadly, we don't all know
the "Victory March." Of course, we all
know the part that starts "Cheer, Cheer
for old Notre Dame," but there is also a
first verse. Fellow freshmen, you may or
may not have noticed that while our sections sing "shake down the thunder," our
sophomore, junior, and senior compatriots bellow "U RAH RAH!" What's up with
that? The tune to the first verse is similar to, but not the same as, the second. I
strongly urge you, now, to find a record-
ing of the fight song, and play it as you
read the following lines: "Rally, Sons of
Notre Dame I Sing Her glory and sound
Her fame I Raise Her Gold and Blue And
sing with voices true I Rah! Rah! For
Notre Dame (U RAH RAH!) I We will fight
in every game I Strong of heart and true
to Her name I We will ne'er forget Her
and I We'll cheer Her ever loyal to Notre
Dame I Cheer, Cheer for old Notre Dame!
I Wake up the echoes cheering Her name
I Send a volley cheer on high I Shake
down the thunder from the sky! I What
tho' the odds be great or small I Old
Albu111 goes back to roots
In reading the Scene review of
Dashboard Confessional's new album,
"The Shade of Poison Trees" (Oct. 11),
was disappointed to see that Miss
Shaffer had failed to do her homework
on the band's intentions for the album.
Though the album is, admittedly, not
one of Chris Carrabba's best efforts, the
idea that his band takes a smaller role in
this disc was well documented during
the recording process by Carrabba himself. It had long been planned that he
would return to the roots that he began
his career with in his albums "The
Places You Have Come To Fear The
Most" and "Swiss Army Romance." In
fact, he was so adamant about the
album not being a smash that he admitted, "I think it would be a stretch for any
of these [songs] to get played on radio.
We just announced it with such little
fanfare and as directly as we could to
my exact audience. It's a gift to
[Billboard] for waiting so long for something like this."
Carrabba did not make "Shade" for the
masses, for radio, or for the teenage
girls who have already saturated the
indie market, but for those who know his
music best and understand the roots of
what has become Dashboard
Confessional. In the Billboard article in
which this statement is made, he goes on
to say that he already has 14 tracks
written for the band's next album,
though he has no idea when they will
record next. Before claiming that
Carrabba has sabotaged the concept of
"the band," you must first understand
what Dashboard Confessional started as
- one man and an acoustic guitar and a
few drums. Sure, there aren't any
instrumental breakdowns, no drum
solo's, but that was the plan for an
acoustic album pitted in the origins of
the Dashboard Confessional concept.
This album was not a digression, but
simply a reversion to a more conservative style.
If you are new to the Dashboard scene,
then it is understandable that you might
be disappointed, but frankly, with all of
the changes bands in the music industry
make to market themselves more effectively, it is refreshing to see Carrabba's
head on straight. There may not be any
jaw-dropping, ear-exploding, make-mewant-to-go-out-tonight-and-profess-mylove-for- her-outside-her-dorm-roomwindow songs on "Shade," but not every
musical effort can be an artist's best.
And let's be honest, David Bowie and
Ziggy Stardust did just fine.
Robby Schroder
Keough Hall
Oct. 12
Notre Dame will win over all I While Her
loyal Sons go marching onward to
So on Saturday, put your game face on.
Rub on those tattoos, color your hair
green, or dress up like the leprechaun.
But remember: above all we must come
together to show our support for our
team, "what tho' the odds."
Joann Norell
McCandless Hall
Oct. 9
Focus on a-wareness
To respond to Matt Gore's editorial ("Climate control not best use
of funds," Oct. 10), which used
Energy Week as an inspiration to
criticize funding to research climate change, I would first like to
inform him that Notre Dame's first
annual Energy Week was not
about climate change, but about
awareness. The week's events
tried to educate the community
about our individual energy use,
the possibilities of renewable
energy sources, and the measures
our University is taking on energy
issues. But since Mr. Gore brought
up climate change:
Uncertainty about what the
actual temperature change will be
does not translate into uncertainty
that climate change is happening.
There is no debate in the scientific
community that global warming is
happening, and the consensus is
that it's happening because of
humans burning fossil fuels and
destroying forests. Unless we
change our habits fast and limit
the amount of greenhouse gases
we emit, there will be significant
changes to our planet and dire
consequences for the humans that
inhabit it. The worldwide effects
of a change of 1 degree Celsius
are severe; 5 degrees, unthinkable.
Mr. Gore brings up HIV and
malaria prevention programs as
alternatives to invest in for
humanity, and I believe these
issues certainly deserve our attention. But money for mosquito nets
is not going to be enough. Global
warming will only increase the
geographic range and number of
people at risk for transmission of
malaria and other infectious diseases. Local environmental and
socioeconomic condition.s, including access to energy, will largely
determine the actual occurrence
of diseases, making the populations Mr. Gore is concerned about
most vulnerable to the human
effects of climate change.
If we truly desire to help humanity, we cannot be so short-sighted
as to look only at the immediate
problems we face today. We must
also look to the future, to the generations that will inherit our
world and ask ourselves what kind
of world we are creating for them.
Caitlin Nora Murphy
Breen-Phillips Hall
Oct. 11
page 10
'Kings of
the Kilburn
High Road'
to open in
the DPAC
Regina Spektor
''Begin to Hope''
with others and within herself.
The opening track, "Fidelity," is simply amazing. Employing a Dr. Dre-like
Assistant Scene Ediwr
beat, it's impossible not to smile at the
An intPgral element of' growing up is cleverness of Spektor in creating a song
undPrstancling the beautiful and chal- with a hip-hop feel and lyrics more
lenging complexities of life. Hegina akin to an act like Jewel or Ashlee
Spnktor's rww album, "Begin to Hope," Simpson. And I'm not saying Regina is
is an extraordinary insight into one at all like Ashlee Simpson, because
p1wson 's perspective on the curious bal- she's not.
ance bntwem1 hop!~ and despair, youth
Spektor is pure and unadulterated
talent. She's smart, and she uses her
and maturity.
Spektor has had quite the life talents to tell stories that are real. powalready, a Hussian immierful, and often beautigrant to the U.S. with
fully raw. It's music for
years of dassieal trainthose who share her
ing on the piano. Most
generation, standing at
.._')pektor is pure and
closely aligned with the
this precious moment of
unadulterated talent.
anti-folk scene thriving
youth before the onset
She's smart, and she
in Nnw York Ci~y·s East
of age, but old enough
Village, slw provides a
used her talents to tell to know that a little bit
fresh and rich look in to
of our innocnnce is irrestories that are real.
the budding experiences
trievably gone.
powerful. and often
of a young woman in the
A third of the way
through the album,
beautifully raw.
extraordinary talents.
Spektor treats the lis"Begin
II ope"
tener to "On The
achieves its most proHadio." To truly underfound el'f'eet when given a thorough lis- stand and appreciatn the song, check
ten. Sure, certain tracks stand out. out the video on Spektor's Web site. It's
Some have the beat and the rhythm to a rather stunning few minutes, with
earn instant appeal. But as the listener elever lyrics accentuated by penetratmoves through the album as a whole ing and imaginative music. She twice
and each song individually, what references the epic Guns N' Roses song
Spektor is looking to accomplish "November Hain" as she sings, "On the
beconws remarkably elear. She is a radio I We heard November Hain I The
woman who's seen the world and the solo's real long I But it's a pretty song"
many lovels to the worlds she's shared and "And on the radio I You hear
November Rain I That
solo's awful long I But it's
a good refrain"
Begin To Hope
It's tough to tell
whether song is a
Regina Spektor
recounting of a single
Released by: Sire
memory, or a dream, or a
of many differRecommended Tracks: ''On The Radio,"
ent experiences and
"Samson's" and "Fidelity"
moments in one striking
This difficulty is part of
its wonderful appeal and
carries over most of the
rest of the album. It can
be said that listener
never truly knows for
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Scene Ediwr
Photo courtesy of
Regina Spektor's latest, "Begin To
Hope," is a stunning and lively album.
sure where Spektor is and so it's constant game of figuring out and catching
up. enjoying the game immensely all
the while.
Much in the fashion of artists such as
Ryan Adams or Ray LaMontagne,
Spektor is excellent at using her voice
in virtually every fashion imaginable.
Whether it's a near inaudible whisper
of painful remembrance in "That
Time's" or a rousing call in "Samson's"
{"Oh we couldn't bring the columns
down I Yeah we couldn't destroy a single one I And this history books forgot
about us I And the bible didn't mention
us I Not even once"), Spektor has mastered her understanding and employment of the subtle complexities of the
voice to most accurately convey the
ideas she's decided to sing about.
Contact James Costa at [email protected]
The play "Kings of the Kilburn lligh
Hoad" opens on the Deeio Mainstage
Theatre in the DeBartolo Performing
Arts Center tonight.
"Kings of the Kilburn High Hoacl"
wcrs inked by playwright .Jimmy
Murphy, a Dublin native, whose othnr
work includes "Brothers of the Brush,"
"A Picture of Paradise" and "The
Muesli Belt." lie is a former member of
the Abbey Theatre's advisory council
and was a writer in residence at NUl
Maynooth. lie has won multiple
awards, including The Stewart Parker
Award for best lirst play in 1994 and
three Bursaries in Literature from the
Arts Council of Ireland.
The play's plot revolves around the
experiences of a group of enterprising
young men who leave their homes in
lrnland, hop in a boat and literally set
sail for England in the hopes of
improving their rnspeetive lots in life
and returning home rich.
Unfortunately, one member of the
group, Jackie Flavin, dies and his body
is sent home for a wake.
Told from an after-the-fact perspective, "The Kings of thn Kilburn lligh
Hoad" follows the action after the rest
of the bunch regroups in Ireland to
recoup and recount their adventures
and experiences in life.
Though Murphy's original play deals
with the subject matter of the hopes
and dreams of Irish immigrants in
London during the 1970s, tonight's
show featurns an all-African east.
In the same way that Irish people left
their native shores in search of a better
life in other countries, today immigrants to Ireland indude Africans and
Eastern Europeans. In this way, "Kings
of the Kilburn lligb Hoad" ofl'ers a parallel structure contrasting the immigrant experience or today against the
immigrant experience of the past.
Contact Tae Andrews at
tandrew [email protected]
For average Joe, rock-stardotn is just a guitar store away
Anybody can be a rock star. All it takes
is a beat-up amp and an electric guitar.
Or so tlw thousands of pElople who have
taught themselves
how to rock like
.Jirnrni llnndrix
would have you
believe. Lnarning to
play the guitar has
hoeonw an increasingly easy task.
With the resources
of the Internet and
the surplus of madiChris McGrady
ly available instruments, guitar-godliAssistant
ness is just a strum
or two away.
Scene Editor
Naturally, learning the guitar starts
with obtaining the instrument, and there
are sevenll ways to go about this. Start by
checking with family members. You might
be surprised to lind your dad has a 1972
Fender Strat tucked away in the attic,
proving to you that his college afro haircut wasn't just for show. If you're not so
lucky to have a clad who is more rock 'n'
roll than rocking chair, then your next
best bet is a used-instrument store. Many
places carry reasonably priced {think $75
- $125) guitars that will more than fulfill
the needs of the fledgling guitarist. When,
and more importantly if, you start to outplay your equipment, then you can spend
the big bucks on a thousand dollar guitar
and amp combo.
Whether you go acoustic or electric is
up to you and your specific needs and
musical preferences: Try acoustic for
John Mayer-esque quad concerts for a
lucky lady and electric for spine-tingling
Now the next step: choosing lessons or
the do-it-yourself approach. Lessons are
always a pricey endeavor. Other problems
include getting burnt out by not learning
the music you really want to play and
having to work around a difficult schedule. Often, teaching yourself is the best
route for the new guitarist. Save lessons
for when you are trying to get over a particular big plateau in your playing abilities that is preventing you from becoming
the next Clapton or Satriani.
Find yourself an approach that suits
your learning style. The best place to do
this is, not surprisingly, the Internet.
Some sites advocate finding a diflkult
piece and working with it until you can
play it. This approach will only work for
those people with a decent amount of
musical talent and the patience of a saint.
Other sites say to start with the basics
- finger position, simple chords, and
scales - and work with them until
they've been mastered. Then work your
way onto easy songs like "Free Falling"
by Tom Petty, "Take It Easy" by The
Eagles, or any other work following a
simple chord progression.
The next step is the longest- and the
most trying. I'm talking 'bout practice.
Practice, practice, practice .
When you're done practicing, practice
some more. Learning the guitar is a timeconsuming and frustrating task, but the
fruits of your labor will be great. All guitar enthusiasts get annoyed by dillicult
pieces and chorrls they can't quite play,
but conquering that struggle will be
immensely satisfying. Stick with it
through the dillieult times, and soon
you'll be on your way to roek-star status.
Now, if only you can find those leather
The views expressed in Scene and
Heard are those of the author and not
necessarily those of The Observer.
Contact Chris McGrady at
cmcgradl @nd. edu
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
page 11
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The Observer
Tuesday, October I 6, 2007
Giants cruise over Falcons Even at 43, Testaverde
Manning leads New York to easy win over struggling Atlanta
J\TI.J\NTJ\ - Tlw New York
Ciants are on another roll.
Now, they've got to sustain it.
nti Manning passed for 30:{
yards and two touchdowns,
leading the (;iants to their
fourth straight win, 31-10 over
tho hapless Atlanta Falcons on
Monday night.
The Giants (4-21 took control
after a wild first quarter in
which the tnarns eombinnd for
24 points. Nnw York scored the
final 24 points to send the
Michael Vick-lnss Falcons tumbling to thnir fifth loss in six
"I felt good throwing the
ball," said Manning, who eompleted 12 straight at one point
in the first half. "I was getting
opportunities in a timely fashion. I was spreading the ball
around to all receivers."
The Giants have bounced
back after starting the season
with losses to Dallas and Green
Bay, but they must be mindful
of the collapse that knocked
them out of the playoffs a year
J\ live-game winning streak
had the Giants at 6-2 midway
through the 2006 season, but
thny managed just two more
wins the rnst of the way.
Maybe that's why coach Tom
Coughlin didn't sound all that
"I thought sometimes we did
play well offensively, and then
sometimes we did not," he said.
'There were some issues."
Manning threw a pair of
touchdown passes and set up
another New York TD with
three straight completions,
which lessened the damage of
two intereeptions and losing a
fumble when John Abraham
knocked the ball loose just
before the quarterback's arm
went forward.
It also helped to be playing
the Falcons, who are averaging
just 13.2 poinl'i a game.
"They are a good defensive
football team," Coughlin said.
"They have some problems,
obviously, on the offensive side
of thn ball."
Manning was 27 -of-39 and
put up his highest total sinee a
312-yard pnrformanee against
the Cowboys in Week 1.
lie hooked up with Amani
Toomer on a 5-yard scoring
pass in the back-and-forth
opening period. Before the half
was done, Manning went deep
for a 43-yard touchdown to
Plaxico Burress that gave the
Giants a 21-10 lead; Burress
turned to the crowd and bowed
after getting wide open down
Giants quarterback Ell Manning avoids Falcons linebacker
Keith Brooking Monday In New York's 31-10 win in Atlanta.
the middle.
The Faleons have little reason
to take a bow. Their offense is
dreadful, a striking contrast to
the high-scoring teams that
Bobby Petrino coached in college.
Playing behind a patched-up
line, Joey Harrington was
sacked four times, had several
passes dellected at the line and
did plenty of scrambling to
avoid New York's fearsome
pass rush, which had tied a
league record with 12 sacks of
McNabb two weeks earlier.
The Falcons. who were starting two nnw tackles because of
injuries, actually did a betterthan-expected job keeping Osi
Umenyiora, Michael Strahan &
Co. away from Harrington.
That was largely because
llarrington went with quick
drops and short passes, not
leaving much time to open up
the passing game.
"Eventually, they started to
dominate the line of scrimmage," Petrino said. "We couldn't sustain the run and execute
the passing game."
After yanking Harrington the
previous week in favor of Byron
Leftwich, the Falcons didn't
have a baekup plan against the
Giants. Leftwich, who signed
with Atlanta after Week 2, was
designated as the third quarterback because of a sore ankle,
and backup Chris Redman has
not played in a game since
"Byron probably could have
gone in there and played,"
Petrino said. "But missing two
days of practice when he's only
been here a month, that would
have been hard to do. We
decided to stick with Joey and
see what he could do."
Not much. Harrington was
18-of-39 for 209 yards, putting
him in danger of losing another
starting job after he was
already deposed in Detroit and
Miami. The Falcons were totally inept after their quick start,
managing 159 yards and nine
first downs over the final three
quarters, most of them coming
after the Giants already had put
the game away.
"When they pop in that film,"
Strahan said, "I don't want
them to say the defensive line
didn't give it everything we
Redman did start warming
up at one point late in the first
half after Harrington was shaken up on a sack by Antonio
Pierce, but the starter was able
to stay in the game, much to
the chagrin of Atlanta fans who
still miss Vick.
When another Falcons possession fizzled with about 10
minutes remaining, the redclad fans at the Georgia Dome
delivered one last round of boos
and headed for the exits, leaving a healthy contingent of New
York fans to cheer on their
team the rest of the way.
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Moving on with my life Moving
in with yours. Lake St. George
is your new home With an
almost view of the dome Sleep in
one of three suites Taste the city
water. It is sweet New. New
Everything You can have it for
some bling Not too bad for $345
thousand Call Jan Lazzara on her
been no conversation with me,"
Testaverde said. "Whatever the
CHARLOTTE, N.C.- Vinny decision is, I'm here to help in
Testaverde was excited and any way I can."
Entering his 21st season, the
last No. 1 overall pick in the 1987
Wednesday with the Carolina draft was cut by Nnw England
Panthers, the 43-year-old before the season. lie returned
thought he could still play. But home to Long Island and
he wasn't sure he'd gain the thought he'd get a call from the
Patriots to rejoin them later in
respect of his teammates.
"Not having the support of the the season as insurance.
But then there was a rash of
players was a worry of mine,"
Testaverde said Monday. quarterbaek injuries around the
"Dealing with me being 43 years league, and general manager
old and the players looking at Marty Hurney acknowledged
me and saying, 'Hey, how is this Monday signing Testaverde
guy going to help us? lie's 43. involved some luek.
Hurney was scrambling to lind
He's not going to be able to do
a QB after it was learned
"I wanted to show them Delhomme would undergo seathrough practice and certainly son-ending elbow surgery and
through the game that I was Carr was questionable with a
capable of holding up my end of back injury.
the bargain."
Hurney looked at the thin list
He has nothing to worry about of available QBs and thought
anymore. Except perhaps being Testa verde was the best option.
"If anybody could come in on
involved in a quarterback conWednesday and be effective on
The man nicknamed "Dad" by Sunday, certainly it would be
his teammates led the Panthers him," Hurney said.
But then llurney learned
to a 25-10 win at Arizona on
Sunday despite not knowing all Testaverde was going to sign
his teammates' names. An with Arizona, and crossed him
emergency fill-in with Jake off the list.
A day later, Panthers strength
Delhomme out for the season
with an elbow injury and David and conditioning coach Jerry
Carr nursing a sore back, Simmons, a friend of Testaverde
Testaverde learned enough of from their days together in
the offense in four days to Cleveland in the 1990s, called to
become the third-oldest quarter- congratulate him on going to the
back to start an NFL game and Cardinals. Testaverde told
the oldest to win one.
Simmons he'd changed his mind
A guy who spent the previous because of the distance he'd be
Sunday at home watching games from his family in New York.
on TV completed 20 of 33 passes
Simmons relayed the informafor 206 yards, including the go- tion to Hurney. He immediately
ahead 65-yard touchdown pass called Testaverde, who said he'd
to Steve Smith in the fourth be interested in coming to
quarter. Testaverde, who hadn't Carolina because it was on the
thrown a ball in more than five East Coast.
Testaverde flew to Charlotte
weeks until Wednesday's practice, didn't throw an interception early Wednesday, took his physias the Panthers moved to 4-2 cal, signed his one-year contract
and was taken on a golf cart to
heading into their bye week.
"It's a pretty good feeling to be the practice field just as the
called upon on short notice, not workout began.
Testaverde had some familiarreally knowing your personnel,
what players are capable of ity with the offense because
doing, and going out and win- coordinator Jeff Davidson once
ning the football game," worked under Bill Belichick in
New England. But learning the
Testaverde said.
The old body held up pretty system in four days was a monuwell, too. Testaverde said he felt mental task.
"not too bad" as he lifted
He returned few phone calls
weights and did some light run- and missed the Testaverde old
man jokes from Jay Leno and
ning Monday.
Meanwhile, Vinnymania had others on TV to study the playgripped the Carolinas. Fans book and watch film.
"Our players noticed he had
were calling into radio shows
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Testaverde isn't sure of his role.
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University of Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman speaks at a news conference Monday. Perlman fired athletic
director Steve Pederson after Nebraska suffered a second straight lopsided loss, falling to Oklahoma State 45-14.
Nebraska fires athletic director after loss
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Nebraska athletic director Steve Pederson was
fired Monday, two days
after the school's oncemighty football team was
rocked with its worst
home loss in nearly a
Pederson, along with
coach Bill Callahan, has
been heavily criticized
after a series of onesided losses this season.
The most recent was a
45-14 loss to Oklahoma
State on Saturday with
coach Tom Osborne and
his 1997 national title
team in attendance.
Callahan's job is appar-
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ently safe for now.
Perlman said the next
athletic director would
decide the fate of the
football staff.
Over the past two
weeks, the Huskers (4~3)
have lost by a combined
score of 86-20, -dropping
a 41-6 decision at
Missouri two weeks ago.
"There is no joy in my
heart for having to do
this," Perlman said. He
said it would cost at least
$2.2 million to buy
Pederson out of his contract.
At the end of the July,
Pederson's contract was
ren~wed for five years,
but this season has been
a nightmare for the most
part. Even in victory - a
41-40 nail-biter against
Huskers' defense was far
from the force it used to
For the first time in
their 118-year history,
the Cornhuskers have
allowed at least 40 points
four times in a season.
"You make the best
decision you can with the
information you have,"
Perlman said.
The chancellor also
said since July he's
noticed a decline in
morale and growing concern about keeping key
personnel in the athletic
Meyers, a key fundraiser,
was among several peo-
pie who departed.
Several people came
forward with concerns
about Pederson's management style and his
connection with staff,
donors and athletes,
Perlman said.
"Every one of you
thinks this is because of
a football game that was
played last Saturday,"
Pederson said. "It may
well be that the vulnerability of the football program encouraged people
to come forward when
prior to that they had
A search for an interim
athletic director has
begun, with the next step
to find a permanent
Pereiro gets yellow jersey Injured Bulger to start for Bryant sits out of second
from Lan(lis for 2006 Tour
straight preseason practice
MADRID, Spain - Oscar Pereiro
finally got his hands on the winner's
yellow jersey from the 2006 Tour de
France on Monday.
"Finally, we have a winner and it's
Oscar," Tour direetor Christian
Prudhomme said. "Oscar, you have
won the Tour out on the road."
The Spaniard moved up from second to first after the disqualification
of Floyd Landis for doping.
"I have the feeling of arriving at
the end of a thriller, after having
spent 14 months thinking about it
and not being able to concentrate as
I should have on my job," Pereiro
said. "It is essentially a kind of
The International Cycling Union
formally declared Pereiro the winner
on Sept. 21, one day after a U.S. arbitration panel voted 2-1 to remove the
title from Landis for using synthetic
testosterone during the Tour.
ST. LOUIS - Watching the winless St. Louis Rams lose two more
games while he nursed two broken ribs was long enough on the
sidelines for Marc Bulger. It'll be
months before those injuries heal,
but his beat-up team needs him.
Bulger said Monday he plans to
return to the lineup this week,
and coach Scott Linehan said the
quarterback would be cleared to
play at Seattle.
"Yeah, I'm playing," Bulger
said. ''I'm ready now after standing around for two weeks. They
definitely feel a little better, but I
haven't been hit."
Bulger said he couldn't worry
"I don't think we have an option
right now," he said. "It doesn't
matter if it's smart, I think I have
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Kobe
Bryant sat out practice for the second straight day Monday because of
a sore knee, and said he didn't know
if he'd play in the Los Angeles
Lakers' next exhibition game.
The Lakers face the Seattle
SuperSonics on Thursday night in
Bakersfield - the first of six exhibition games in niJw days.
Los Angeles coach Phil Jackson
said Bryant asked to rest his legs,
adding that treatment included ice
and massage. Bryant wasn't available to the media afterward, but
before leaving the Lakers' practice
facility, he expressed uncertainty
concerning Thursday night, saying
he would continue treatment.
Bryant has said very little to
reporters since team owner Jerry
Buss said last week in Honolulu that
he "would certainly listen" to trade
offers for the Lakers' star.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Ward slims down,
shines for Canes
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HALEIGII, N.C. -Cam Ward
lost about 20 pounds. What he
hasn't lost lately are many
A winner of four straight
starts, Carolina's slimmeddown goalie has yet to lose in
regulation and has emerged as
a big reason for the first-plaee
llurrieanes' quick start this
Hurricanes became just the
third team in the modern era
to drop from Stanley Cup
champions to playoff noshows. Now, with a revit<tlized, lighter Ward in net, they
lead the Southeast Division
and are out to prevent their
postseason fate from being
determined in the season's
final weeks.
"You'd hate to look baek at
your season and wish in the
narly s1mson that you had a
bnttnr game here or there, or I
eould havn gotten a win here
or there." Ward said Monday.
"Every gamn is huge. It's not
just about the seeond half or
the last wnnk. trying to gnt
into the playoffs. It's what you
do throughout tlw entire season that really matters."
So far, all of Ward's numbers
this season are better than
last year's totals - including
his weight.
Arter playing the past two
seasons - and winning the
2006 Conn Smythe Trophy as
the playoff MVP - at around
200 pounds, Ward said he
most recently weighed in at
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day after MRI on leg
baek on the practice field as fast
as we ean."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The
The Titans will be without
Tennessee Titans are hoping recnivnr Brandon Jones on
quarterback Vincn Young is a Sunday. Fisher said the thirdfast lwalnr.
year receiver had arthroscopic
Young had an MHI exam· surgery on his knee Monday and
Monday to eheek out his will bn out a week or two. Jones
strained right quadriceps mus- hurt his right knee on Oct. 7 in a
cle. The results of the test 20-13 win against Atlanta.
weren't immediately available,
But thn Titans have a handful
and eoach JP!l" Fisher said Young of hnalthy reenivers led by Eric
Moulds, Hoyd11ll Williams and
would be considerml day to day.
Tight ond Ho Scaife saw the .Justin Gage. The health of the
quarterback walking around quarterback who has led
Monday and thought Young Tennessnn to nine victories in its
looked like he was fine. Onn last 12 games is what matters
hn<lling fac:tor could eomn from most.
thn sehPduln. The Titans (3-2)
"No question we're definitely
visit Young's hometown Sunday eoncornnd about our leader on
and the team, the Texans (3-31, offenso," linebacker David
that. passed him ovnr in the 200h Thornton said. "We need him.
lin's a guy who's going to make
"lie lovos it down thorn. and plays and continue to make
llwy lovo him down llwro," said plays. Wn hope thn MRI shows
Seaifo, Young's college~ team- it's not a situation where he's
malo at Tnxas. "I think there's going to bn out for an extended
nothing morn for him to be able poriod oftime."
to play. I'm surn lw 's going to do
The injury has the Titans concwc~rything lw ean to try to son
sidering some roster moves with
that it happens."
Knrry Collins the only other
Fisher said the test was to quarterback. Tim Hattay was in
dntorminn tlw hnst c:ourse or training eamp, but was released
trnatmcmt for the 2006 Ollimsivn Sept. I and signnd with Arizona,
Hookin of tlw Year who was whnrn hn played much of
injured at the nnd of a 2-yard Sunday's loss to Carolina. Ingle
run to the sidnlirw midway Martin, a Nashville native and
through tlw third quartnr of (;renn Bay's firth-round draft
Sunday's 13-10 loss to Tarn pa pick in 2006, is on the practice
"lie could not practico today,"
l'untnr .Josh Miller could be
Fisher said. "If we had practice cut to make room for a third
today, lw'd bo soro. But it's not quarterback because Craig
as bad as we thought. So he'll bo Hentrid1 has punted the two
day to day, and our treatment wneks since a sore back kept
path will bo to try to gc~t him him out of a gamn Sc1pt. 24.
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Strong pitching leads
Indians over Red Sox
Indians starter Jake Westbrook delivers Monday against the
Red Sox in Cleveland's 4-2 win over Boston.
Westbrook stars as
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Not even second best. Jake
Westbrook, right at home in the
Jake, was exactly what the
Cleveland Indians needed.
Westbrook, an often overlooked third wheel in the rotation, kept Boston grounded for
nearly seven innings Monday
· night, leading the Indians to a 42 win over the Red Sox and a 21 lead in the AL championship
The laid-back right-hander,
who missed a big chunk of the
season with an injury, doesn't
possess the overpowering stuff
of either C. C. Sabathia or Fausto
Carmona - Cleveland's two
aces who flopped badly in
Games 1 and 2 at Fenway Park
- or their stellar reputations.
But Westbrook does have a
devastating sinkerball, and oh
my, how it sunk the Red Sox.
Backed by an early homer
from old pro Kenny Lofton,
Westbrook took a shutout into
the seventh inning.
Game 4 on Tuesday night will
feature two soft tossers:
Cleveland's Paul Byrd, with his
old-school windup, and Boston's
Tim Wakefield, the 41-year-old
knuckleballing master.
Boston grounded into three
double plays, two of them by
October's scariest twosome David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez.
They combined for something
more unusual - Ramirez's
grounder nailed Big Papi in the
leg on the basepaths for an out
that helped Westbrook.
In all, Westbrook got 14 of 19
outs on balls the Red Sox pounded weakly into the manicured
grass and infield dirt at Jacobs
Field, which hosted its first ALCS
game since 1998. Back then,
Westbrook was in Montreal's
minor league system perfecting
a pitch that drops, dips and
darts as it approaches home
The Red Sox couldn't do anything with it until the seventh,
when Jason Varitek hit a tworun homer.
Jensen Lewis relieved with a
runner on and struck out rookie
Dustin Pedroia to end the inning.
Rafael Betancourt worked a perfect eighth and Joe Borowski,
the AL saves leader, pitched a
rare 1-2-3 ninth.
Lofton, with a baseball passport stamped by 11 teams over
17 seasons, handed Westbrook
an early lead with a two-run
homer in the second inning off
Daisuke Matsuzaka. Cleveland
added two more runs in the fifth
Japanese import, whom the Red
Sox invested more than $100
million in to pitch in games like
By comparison, Westbrook
was a bargain at $33 million for
the Indians, who locked him up
in April for three more years
before he had a chance to test
the free-agent market after this
Westbrook then spent seven
weeks on the disabled list with a
side injury and didn't find his
groove until August, when he
went 4-1 with a 1.90 ERA. But
even then, Westbrook, who lost
to the Red Sox on July 23, wasn't expected to shut down
Westbrook was in complete
control until J.D. Drew grounded
a one-out single to center in the
seventh. Varitek followed with a
homer to center, bringing the
Red Sox to 4-2.
The homer ended Boston's 13inning scoreless streak, a
drought that began in the sixth
inning of Game 2 on Saturday
Westbrook struck out Coco
Crisp but when Julio Lugo beat
out an infield single, manager
Eric Wedge pulled his gutty
starter, who received a thunderous ovation from the towel-waving crowd of 44,402 as he jogged
to the dugout.
Lofton, a 40-year-old who
could still pass as a twentysomething, gave the Indians a 2-0
lead in the second with his seventh career postseason homer.
Ryan Garko singled with one
out, and with two down, Lofton,
traded back for his third stint
with the Indians in July, turned
on Matsuzaka's first pitch and
sent it on a low trajectory and
barely over the right-field waH.
After high-fiving delirious
teammates, L9fton, whose every
move has been cheered since he
returned to Cleveland, carne out
and tipped his helmet to the
adoring crowd.
The Red Sox ran themselves
out of a potential scoring opportunity in the fourth.
Ortiz ended an 0-for-8 drought
vs. Westbrook with an oppositefield double off the wall in left,
but then was struck on the leg
when he inexplicably broke for
!hird on a hard-hit grounder.
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Pair of co-defendants accept deals in O.J. case
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who cut plna deals Monday in
a Las Vegas twist that authorities say O.J. Simpson masterminded could hamper the f'ornwr football star's dnfense, but
the nw n 's dubious backgrounds could givn prosec:utors prohll'tns.
Thn question will be whothor
prosncutors ran build a strong
enough c·asn against Simpson
on the words of his eohorts or
wlwthnr tlw u~stimony will be
pr·oded through contradictions
and cross-Pxam ination targp,ting tlw unsavory background
of' his co-ddPndants.
"It's a del'ensn lawyer's
dream to cross-exam irw these
LcwPnson, a prof'nssor at
Loyola Law Sehool in Los
Angelns and a l'orrnnr f'ndnral
prosncutor. "You ean put
somiHlnn up bnforn a firing
squad and tlw squad members
can start shooting at naeh
At this point. prosneutors
appear to have the uppnr
hand . Two of S i m p son's codtd'nndants. onn a former
friend. agrned to tnstify
against him in return for drastically rnduced ehargns.
"It's always a prosecutor's
strategy to go af'ter thn little
fish to get to thn big fish," said
lawyer Edward Milny, who
rnprnsents defendant Charles
Cashmore. "In this, it seems to
bn that 0 ..1. Simpson is the big
A lawy11r
Alexander. a former golf' buddy
of' Simpson's who plans to testify against him, said he hasn't
lwen in troubln in a decade.
But he and Cashmore have
histories of' run-ins with the
Cashmore, 40. who said he
will plead guilty to being an
accessory to robbery, was
charged with felony theft in a
1996 embezzlement case in
Provo, Utah, pleaded guilty
and bargained thn eharge... to a
m isdemnanor and probation.
Alexander, 46, said he will
plnad guilty to conspiracy to
commit robbery. lie was
arrosted in Los Angeles in
JIJH7 for kidnapping and
assault with a doadly woapon,
hut the charges wer11 disIll issnd because a witness
rnl'usnd to idnntify the culprit,
court records show.
Chargns against Simpson
and three others include kidnapping. armed robbery,
assault. burglary and conspiracy. A pmliminary hearing for
thorn is scheduled Nov. H and
Cashmore and Alexander
waived their right to a preliminary hearing.
Their brushes with the law
will bo fodder for cross-examination, as will their roles in
tho Sept. B confrontation in a
Las Vegas hotel room where
Simpson has said he went to
retrieve items that belonged to
him from a group of memorabilia peddlers.
Simpson's Las Vegas attorney, Gabrinl Grasso, said he
wasn't surprised that some of
Simpson's eo-defendants are
gotting reduced charges to testify against the athlete-turnedactor.
"I never thought this would
be anything but an O.J. ease
and only O.J.," he said.
Grasso said he expec.ts the
Charles Cashmore, a co-defendant in the O.J. Simpson robbery case, announces Monday his plan to
plead guilty. Simpson faces kidnapping, armed robbery, assault and burglary charges.
prosecution to argue that, "In
a den of thieves, you have
thieves as witnesses." But he
stressed, "That does not
include O.J."
Some of the other men in the
room had felony convictions,
including Tom Hieeio, the man
who set up the meeting and
taped it but was granted
immunity and not charged. lie
is expected to be a key witness.
Proseeutor David Hoger has
not outlined his strategy and
declined comment on it outside
court Monday.
Defense attorney Thomas
Mesereau Jr., who represented
acquitted defendants Michael
Jackson and Hobert Blako in
eases that turned on witness
credibility, said the move by
co-defendants to plead out and
testify to save themsolves
shows the prosecution's motive
is to get Simpson.
"This might feed into the
idea of a setup," he said.
"They set him up in the hotel
room and tape recorded it and
no.w tlwy're setting him up in
Simpson's celebrity and the
fact that many feel he was
wrongly acquittml in 1995 of
murdering his wife, Nicole
Brown Simpson, and her
frifmd, Honald Goldman, could
weigh heavily against him and
may emerge as the dominant
tlwme in the case.
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six-game winning streak, the
Irish have averaged 3. 7 goals per
game. Twice they have scored at
least five times, and only once
have they scored less than three.
Part of the offensive production is due to junior forward
Brittany Bock, who has a fivegame goal streak and nine total
goals during those games. But
Weissenhofer seeing limited
playing time, freshman forward
Rose Augustin shoulders a larger
Augustin has started four
games this season, against
Stanford, DePaul, Penn State and
Cincinnati, averaging between
30 and 40 minutes off the bench
when not starting. She had a
goal against both Cincinnati and
Syracuse, but did not score until
Notre Dame's 5-0 victory over
Villanova Sunday. Although
Augustin played only 38 minutes
off the bench against the
Wildcats, she scored two goals
and had an assist.
Irish coach Randy Waldrum
said Augustin wasn't ready for
the rigors of college play when
she first arrived on campus.
"She was used to sitting in the
box and waiting for the ball to
come to her," Waldrum said. "We
needed her to get more touches,
and if they weren't there, to ere-
ate more touches."
The coaches talked to her
about finding ways to get the ball
and create scoring opportunities,
Waldrum said, and she has since
become a much better player.
Waldrum said Augustin's
improvement in attacking the
ball was the main reason her
role increased in the absence of
Cinalli and Weissenbofer.
"She's really done a good job of
attacking the ball," Waldrum
The "very low-maintenance"
Augustin was even-keeled when
forced to accept a new role, he
Eventually, Weissenhofer and
Cinalli will return, but Waldrum
said having too many good players is a dilemma he is used to
and prefers.
"I've coached both sides, and
I'd much rather have too many
good players than too few," he
said. "It's a good coaching problem to have."
Waldrum said Cinalli and
Weissenhofer will play when
they return, but they must perform well.
"When Weissenhofer comes
back, she will play, but she'll
have to challenge Augustin," he
said. "You have to go with the
player who's hot."
After she notched five points
against the Wildcats, it is clear
Augustin is just that.
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Squads continue seasons
Riders head to
Purdue show; field
hockey team loses 3-2
Special to The Observer
The Notre Dame/Saint
Mary's equestrian club
opened IHSA competition
this weekend in a show hosted by Purdue. Kelley Daniels
was the reserve high point
rider. Despite featuring
many new members this
year, the club managed a
fifth-place finish at the
Lauren Desrosiers placed
third in open fences, the
best showing for the club in
the advanced competition.
Daniels won in novice
fences, with teammates
continued from page 20
unfamiliar positions.
But those changes have
sometimes had a silver lining.
Moving defenders Justine
Higgins, Bridget Ronayne and
Katy Durkin forward has
helped produce several goals
for the Belles.
MacKenzie said she wants
her team to focus on its own
play rather than Tri-State's
"I We want to I play our
game tomorrow. not to the
level of our opponent,"
MacKenzie sais. "We have a
lot of things we can work on
within the context of the
game so I expect that there
will be certain things we key
MacKenzie said several
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Wednesday, October 171h
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Dancers include:
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Katie Pietrucha, Heather
LaDue and Jen Gilardi finishing third, fourth and fifth,
respectively. Daniels also
earned first place in novice
flat. Laura Hale took second,
LaDue was third, Andrea
Kochert finished fifth and
Maria Cardoso and Gilardi
tied for sixth in that event.
Krista Jones gave the Irish
their best performance in
intermediate flat, riding to
fourth place. Laura Divel
finished sixth in advanced
walk-trot-canter and Katrina
Stewart also took sixth in
walk-trot. In beginning
walk-trot-canter, Catherine
Germer and Tiffany Olier
took second and third,
respectively, to complete the
Irish scoring.
The club will next compete
Nov.10-11 at Saint Mary's of
the Woods College.
Field hockey
A shorthanded Irish fell 32 to Miami (Ohio) this
Sunday at Riehle field. With
only one substitute available
at the beginning of the
game, an injury early in the
second half left the squad
with little relief. The Irish
scored the only two goals of
the first half, by Danielle
Fedele and freshman Suzie
Carlsen. Both scores were
But in the second half,
fatigue showed as the Red
Hawks sent wave after wave
of fresh players onto the
field. Miami scored all three
of its goals in the last six
minutes of the game. The
game-winner came with
about a minute left.
Catherine Duffy was in
goal for the Irish and finished with nine saves.
O'Neill tames Dawgs for first win
players, including sophomore
midfielder Sammi Goudreau,
have improved significantly
and should help the team for
the remainder of the season.
"Her last couple games have
been tremendous and her
contributions immeasurable,"
MacKenzie said of Goudreau.
In wins over strong conference rivals Kalamazoo and
Adrian, the Belles showed
they could compete against
some of the top MIAA squads.
MacKenzie hopes the Belles
continue to add to some of
their early-season success.
"I feel like there is a lot of
good soccer in us and we
have not fully tapped the full
potential of our team,"
MacKenzie said. "We are
capable of playing much better and more consistently."
page 17
Sports Writers
O'Neill got its first win of the
season in dramatic fashion
Sunday, beating Alumni 7-6.
Both teams came into the
game winless - Alumni at 0-2
and O'Neill at 0-3 - but the
energy on both sidelines was
O'Neill's offense had trouble
holding onto the ball early on.
After driving 25 yards in its
first eight plays, the Mob's
opening drive was cut short
when Alumni junior linebacker Matt Tehrani intercepted senior quarterback
Chris Stroh's first pass
After forcing the Dawgs
offense to an opening-drive
three-and -out, the Mob committed its second turnover.
This time, Stroh was sacked as
he tried to roll out of the pocket and fumbled. The loose ball
was picked up and returned
for a touchdown, giving
Alumni the 6-0 lead.
"Coming out quickly and getting that score was big for us,"
Alumni senior defensive end
Jason Nagle said. "However,
we knew we couldn't just sit
back on a six-point lead."
Stroh also sustained an
injury to his left (non-throwing) shoulder on the play, forcing the Mob to play freshman
Bobby Powers. Normally,
switching quarterbacks midgame is something to be
avoided. But, as O'Neill senior
captain Pat Conley explained
later, this was something the
Mob is used to.
"Throughout the season
we've been able to play with
both quarterbacks," Conley
said. "Our team has not been
quarterback-based, and we
know they can both run the
offense effectively."
After the switch, the teams
traded possessions for the
remainder of the first half.
But Nagle said he noticed
optimism in his team at halftime.
"There was a feeling of confidence on the sideline at half;
however we knew we had to
keep up the intensity to come
out with the win," he said.
"It has just been a matter of
"O'Neill is a team better than time before the offense broke
their record would show and out like this," Dillon captain
we didn't want to give them a Alex Duffy said. "Cugliari
drew it up like this, and we
As the second half began, have been practicing it. It was
Conley noticed something dif- only a matter of time before
ferent from previous weeks we ran it error-free."
an attitude that could create
But the Dillon lead was
the chance Alumni was hoping short-lived. The Manorites
to prevent.
scored on the ensuing drive on
"The whole mood for the a 31-yard halfback pass by
second half was that people running back Danny Deveny.
were having fun," he said. "I Another failed two-point
don't know what it was but attempt knpt the Morrissey
today there was definitely a lead at 12-7.
different sense on the field.
Going into halftime, Duffy
When people have fun, good knew his team needed to slow
things happen."
down the high-powered
After holding the Dawgs to Morrissey attack.
two three-and-outs on their
"We definitely made some
first two drives of the half, adjustments on the line and
O'Neill rode to the end zone some in the secondary as
and the lead - on the backs of well," Duffy said.
Powers and senior running
After taking a 14-12 lead on
back Braden Turner. The two . a 5-yard run from Garigliano,
rushers combined for all 44 the Big Hed defense shut down
yards the Mob gained on the the next Morrissey drive, forcopening drive of the fourth ing a fumble.
quarter, with Powers running
But Dillon fumbled three
for 23 and Turner gaining 21.
plays later, this time with
The seven-play drive culmi- Morrissey recovering the ball
nated in a 10-yard scamper by on the 1-yard line. Manorites
Powers into the end zone. The junior
subsequent extra point put the McBrayer sneaked it across
Mob up for good.
the goal line for the score. The
ensuing two-point attempt was
Morrissey 20, Dillon 20
successful, giving Morrissey a
Extra points were the decid- 20-14 lead with seven minutes
ing factor in Sunday's 20-20 remaining.
tie between Dillon and
After marching down to the
Morrissey. Each team scored Morrissey 4-yard line, Dillon
three touchdowns, but the out- faced a critical fourth-and-one
comes of point-after attempts with one minute left. Duffy·
left neither victorious.
called a timeout to strategize
Morrissey attempted a two- with his team.
point conversion after all
"We were deciding whether
three touchdowns, converting we wanted to do a quarteronce, and Dillon attempted a back sneak or hand it off to
traditional point-after after me," Duffy said. "I said that
each of its three touchdowns, we should give it to me. I
converting on twice.
would get it."
Morrissey took the opening
Duffy did just that, plowing
drive 65 yards in 10 plays and forward for the fourth down
scored on a 4-yard touchdown conversion. He scored on the
run by senior captain Nick next play, a 3-yard run that
tied the game at 20-20.
But Dillon answered on the
Going for the win, Dillon
next drive when sophomore attempted an extra point, but
quarterback Joe Garigliano it was blocked by the
connected on three of four Morrissey defensive line, _
passes on the drive for 50 keeping the score tied at 20yards, including a 12-yard 20.
scoring strike to sophomore
wide receiver Chris Cugliari.
Contact Griffin Dassatti at gdasThe extra point gave the Big [email protected] and Andy Ziccarelli
Red a 7-6 lead.
at [email protected]
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The Observer
Sunday with a 7-6 victory over down the sideline with sophoKnott in a game characterized more receiver Jeff Skorup for
by turnovers.
Knott's first and only score.
The Juggerknotts were unable
"I told the team at halftime
continued from page 20
to string their promising offen- that if we got into the end-zone
Brendan McCarthy fell on the sivo successes together into a we would go for two," Lohr
ball in tlw end zone to cut complete drive, falling victim to said. "If we were able to conSiegfried's h~ad to 7-6.
an interception and four fum- vert, it would have taken the
bles, three of heart out of Fisher."
Ham biers
which were lost
But the Juggerknotts were not
quiekly struck
during the snap able to convert on the two-point
"It feels great to be
try, and Fisher held onto its 7-6
back, as Garda
from center.
undefeated, and we
found Kelly for
"When you put lead.
are happy to be back it on the ground
a 65-yard score
The Juggerknotts defense
on the first play
a punt on Fisher's ensuin the playoffs."
of the ensuing
go ing possession, but a third
Knott dropped snap by Lezynski let
Kevin Rabil
broko one tackcoach Brian Lohr Fisher to run out the clock and
Fisher quarterback
If~ near midfield
seal the game.
and was in the
The game startKnott dropped to 1-3 and is
dear as he
ed with a fumbled most likely knocked out of playheaded to the end zone to give snap by Knott freshman quar- off contention, but Lohr has
the Hamblnrs a 13-6 lead.
terback Nick Lezynski that gave confidence for next year.
The St. !<:d's ofl'ense continued Fisher excellent field position.
"We are only graduating three
to struggle, moving tho ball but
Fisher senior quarterback seniors this year," Lohr said.
coming up empty in crueial situ- Kevin Habil wasted no time "We'll do well next year."
Fisher's 3-0 start puts it in
ations until midway through the driving his offense down the
fourth quarter. After an Abeling field, connecting on a deep pass prime position to grab the No. 1
interception was nullified by a to senior receiver Pat Gotebeski seed in the playoffs if the Green
roughing the passer penalty, he to put the Green Wave on the 5- Wave can beat Siegfried on
hit Stedsnwn junior receiver yard line.
Habit then hooked up with
l{yan Farrtdl in the corner of
"rt feels great to be undefeattlw end zone for a 30-yard junior receiver John O'Connell ed, and we are really happy to
for the first score of the game, be back in the playoffs," Habil
touchdown pass.
Af'tor the score. St. Ed's coach and the Green Wave converted said. "Hopefully, we can carry
Cameron llogun stuck with the the extra point to make the some of this momentum into the
darin!{ strategy that had seen score 7-0.
the Stedsmen call pass plays on
"We were down by the end
all but one of their offensive zone, and we needed a quick Sorin 24, Carroll 0
plays. St. Ed's elected to pass," Habit said. "I saw they
Sorin kept its slim playoff
attempt tlw two-point conver- were playing off and it was hopes alive Sunday with a 24-0
sion for the win. but Abeling's open."
victory over Carroll.
O'Connell credited his quarpass was knocked away in the
The Otters, now 1-2, need a
end zonn, securing the terback's vision for the touch- win Wednesday night against
Hamblnrs victory.
down pass.
Zahm and help from several
"I saw an opening and got other teams in order to reach
"Wo just came out flat today,
but we're a lot bntter than we underneath the coverage, and the playoffs.
played," St. Ed's senior captain Kevin I Habit) made a great
"We had our backs against
(~n Wang said. "If we play like
throw," O'Connell said.
the wall and we came out with
Fisher and Knott then traded a real sense of urgency," Sorin
wn did in thn second half. no
one can beat us."
turnovers and punts, but an captain Hyan Bove said. "We
Frnshman Mark Costanzo had interception by O'Connell ended had no turnovers or penalties,
two intnrn~ptions. and fellow a promising Knott drive at the and that had been killing us this
fn~shman Chris Dinkins recordend of the first half.
ed a sack for a St. Ed's defense
"I was able to watch the quarAgainst the Vermin, Sorin
terback's eyes, and I rolled with relied on a power running
that allowed 220 yards.
While tlw Hamblers may have him. lie overthrew the ball and attack led by sophomore Joe
all but seeurnd a playofl' berth, it was just right there," Vittoria, who had 13 carries for
thny said thoy are still looking O'Connell said.
57 yards, and sophomore Rob
forward to Wednesday's showThe second half started slow- Gallic, who had 7 5 yards on 8
down with Fisher in the regular ly, with both teams punting and rushes.
season finale for both teams.
fumbling once before Knott's
Bove credited the successful
offense started to show some rushing attack to great play by
Fisher 7, Knott 6
the offensive line.
Fislwr stayed undefeated
Lezynski connected deep
"Our running backs weren't
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
making their first contact until triumph on Wednesday night.
four or five yards downfield,"
"If we win, we have a good
Bove said. "The line made a chance," Bove said. "We just
world of difference."
have to out and win."
Gallic and Vittoria's rushing,
along with a long pass from Stanford 12, Keough 7
sophomore quarterback Casey
Stanford's miscues nearly cost
McGushin to freshman receiver it the game, but the team overJon Beckerle, helped Sorin came two penalties that took
drive down the field for a 25- touchdowns off the board and
yard field goal and a 3-0 lead.
defeated Keough 12-7.
"As a team, we feel pretty
Carroll struggled to find
momentum on offense, going good about the win," Stanford
three-and-out on its first drive. junior captain Rob lluth said.
Sorin capitalized on the stop, "That being said, as a team, we
again relying on the sophomore all feel like we did not play disrunning back duo to lead it ciplined football with all the
down the field. This time, penalties we had and almost
McGushin was able to find gave the game away to
sophomore receiver Jeremy Keough."
Bruck on a quick slant for the
Keough pounded the ball
down Stanford's throat early in
Carroll got the ball to start the the game. But the Griffins'
second half but fumbled on the defense eventually solidified
first play, giving Sorin posses- and forced a turnover on
sion on the Vermin 35-yard line. downs. Stanford senior running
But the Otters could not get the back Bryce Fugarino had two
ball into the end zone. as long runs on Stanford's opening
Carroll made a goal-line stand drive, putting the ball in the end
zone on the second
down to keep
of the two. Stanford
"We had our backs
the score at
missed the extra
against the wall and point, leaving the
score at 6-0.
After anothwe came out with a
Stanford had two
real sense of
p u n t ,
chances to put the
game away early,
found junior
but costly penalties
receiver Dan
nullified two Griflin
Ryan Bove
scores. On the
McMahon on
the third play
of the possestheir first score, the
sion along the ·
Griffins ran a fake
right sideline. McMahon caught punt that went for a touchdown.
the pass at the 25-yard line and But the play was called back
shook off a Vermin defender to because of an illegal formation
get to the end zone and extend penalty.
the Otters lead to 17-0.
On Keough's next possession,
Sorin scored again on the last Stanford came up with an interplay of the game, on another ception that led to a lateral, a
pass from McGushin to fumble and a Griffins' recovery
for a touchdown. But that score
Kyle was also called back because of
Kownacki attributed his team's a hold on the return.
0-4 season to a lack of adequate
Despite the nullified touchdowns, Stanford's 12 points are
practice time.
"Talent-wise, we can hang the most points that the Griflins
with anyone in this league," have scored in a game all seaKownacki said. "But we've got son.
no timing because we've had
trouble getting guys to pracContact Jared Jedick at
[email protected], Sam Werner at
Bove believes his team has a
[email protected], Mike Gotimer
chance to make the playoffs,
at [email protected] and Matt
and the Otters know they must
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page 20
Ramblin' men
Siegfried beats St. Ed's
as Green Wave sweeps
Juggerknotts away
Sports Writers
In its l'irst three games, all
victories, St. Ed's did not allow
freshman quarterback Matt
/\boling to be sacked once.
That streak is over.
i\beling was sacked three
times and hurried phmty of others in a 1 :~-12 loss to Siegfried
"We knew they were going to
como out throwing. so we just
wont after them hard all day,"
said senior defensive lineman
Tom Martin, who recorded a
pair of sacks for the Hamblers.
"We hadn't gotten as much
prnssure up front as we would
have liked the last few games,
but today we got the job done."
Juniors Tom Scrace, who
claimed the other Siegfried
sack, and Tom Owens, who
intereepted an errant /\boling
throw, led a defense that shut
down a St. Ed's oiTense that had
looked dominant the past three
"We're really happy with our
dnftmse," Martin said. "We gave
up a couple of big plays, but
that's all they got. We held them
in pretty much all day."
The defensive effort, combined with the dock-controlling
running of junior Mare us Young
( 14 carries, 70 yards) and a
pair of touehdown eatches from
senior Kevin Kelly. gave the
Stndsmnn all they could handle.
"Thoy're smaller than us, and
we felt like we could beat them
up and just run it down their
throats," Young said. "They
only had a few guys in the box,
so that's what we stuck to all
The Hamblers established
their efficient passing game
early, as freshman quarterback
Mike Garda hit Kelly for a 43yard completion on Siegfried's
second play from scrimmage.
Four plays later, freshman fullback Dan Scime took an outside
toss then dropped back and
threw a strike to Kelly for an
11-yard touchdown.
After a St. Ed's punt pinned
the Hamblers back at their own
5-yard line, Siegfried went
three-and-out. A mishandled
snap on the punt attempt
allowed St. Ed's to block the
punt, and Stedsmen junior
see FISHER/page 18
ANNIE HARTON/ The Observer
Siegfried freshman quarterback Mike Garcia rolls out of the pocket during a 13-12 Ramblers victory over St. Ed's Sunday. The Ramblers handed the Stedsmen their first loss of the season.
Belles take on Albion in final ho111e ga111e of season
Sports Wrircr
Saint Mary's hosts Albion
tonight at 7 in tlw Bolles' final
match at tlw i\ngPla Athletic
Facility this sPason. Tlw Belles
an~ sixth in tlw MIA/\ standings
and hope to pass fifth-plaen
With a n~cord of 4-7 in lnagw~
play and 9-14 overall, the Belles
havn had their ups and downs this
season. Tlwir reeord started to
spiral downward aftnr a 3-0 loss
to llopn on Oct. 4. Saint Mary's
tlwn lost to last-plaee Olivet in a
brutal, live-game match.
i\l'tnr going 2-2 in thn Millikin
Invitational this weekend, the
Belles am looking for a win to get
back on track.
"Winning is definitely not my
only measure of success. I want
this team to step onto the court
and compete from start to finish,"
Belles coach Julie Schrooder-Biek
said. "We are such a good team,
but we just, many times, start
slow and then chase the opponent
rather than set the standard and
make the opponent chase us."
With a record of 5-6 in league
play and 8-13 overall, Albion
matches up evenly with Saint
Freshman sees more
time in absence of
injured Irish starters
see AUGUSTIN/page17
hardest to play against, and
Schroeder-Biek is expecting her
Belles to meet the dmllenge.
"Team efTort is key in this
match." Sehronder-Biek said. "I
oxpect everyone to step thnir
game up. We are in the horne
stretch and ncml evnryone's full
Contact Samantha Leonard at
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Augustin shines for Irish
Notre !>arne's recent success
has eorne at a time when two of
tlw team's most prolific scorers
arn struggling with injuries.
Senior forward and eaptain
Amanda Cinalli missed her third
straight game Sunday beeause of
a hamstring injury, and sophomore
Weissenholi~r played just over half
the game bncausn of a recent
ankln injury.
And yet. during thnir rurrnnt
Mary's. Setting the pace of the
game will bn the Belles' top o~jec­
tive against Albion.
"Albion's strength is in their
outsidn attack; they also have
some pretty strong servers,"
Schroeder-Biek said. "When we
played them early in the season,
they played well as a team and
really backed each other up and
were scrappy on defensn."
A scrappy team can be the
Squad prepares to
face vvinless Tri-State
Sports Writer
WU VUE/ The Observer
Irish forward Rose Augustin fights for a loose ball during Notre
Dame's 4-0 victory over QePaul Sept. 21 at Alumni Field.
Saint Mary's looks to move
above .500 in the MIAA today
when the Belles head to
Angola, Ind., to play last-place
Saint Mary's (6-3-4, 2-2-2
MIAA) is in fifth place, while
Tri-State (0-12-2, 0-5) is looking for its first victory of the
"Tri-State has had a very difficult season." Belles coach
Caryn MacKenzie said. "They
have no wins in our conference
and have been outscored by
their opponents significantly."
Saint Mary's is coming ofT a
2-0 loss Saturday to first-place
Calvin, in which the Belles had
only three shots. That total was
their second lowest of the season.
Against Calvin. the Belles
struggled in front of the goal,
one of their major problems
this season. But MacKenzie
said her team is better than it
showed on Saturday
"[Our goal is to) start the
game on the whistle tomorrow,
not after our opponents sccm~s
on us in the first two minutes,"
MacKenzie said. "We must be
prepared to play at a high level
from the outset."
The Belles have also struggled this season because of' factors beyond their control.
Injuries have forced Saint
Mary's to shift players into
see TRI-STATE/page 17

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