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Monthly Archives: March, 2009

This Week In Sports

Game of the Week Baseball The baseball team will have their first matchup of the season against conference rival Rutgers University-Camden. On Saturday they will square off against the Scarlet Raiders in a doubleheader at home.

Lions around the dorm

Following a clean sweep in his battle for Week Eight supremacy, Sports Assistant Garrett Rasko-Martinis has spawned the latest questions for the Week Nine warriors. This week, Sports Editor Bobby Olivier, WTSR News Director Pat Lavery and correspondent Jon Dyer will decide which tournament team will gain Cinderella status, how the World Baseball Classic affects the MLB and whether Jay Cutler and Josh McDaniels will ever kiss and make up.

College unsaved by improved pitching

While trying to erase memories of an unforgiving Arizona road trip, the Lions caught more snags in the asphalt. "We have been struggling to get some momentum going this year but it is still early," senior pitcher Dan Ramos said. "We have the talent to compete with any team in the country but we've had a hard time putting all the pieces together.

Armstrong can’t power Lions at Salisbury Invitational

The softball team's road woes continued over the weekend, as the Lions returned from their second out-of-state trip this season with a 7-9 record. After only managing to win four out of 10 on a Spring Break trip to Clermont, Fla., the Lions dropped three out of four at the Salisbury Invitational in Maryland over the weekend.

Lions claim bronze at NCAAs

Unfortunately for Cinderella, the clock struck midnight just a little too soon. In vying for their first national title in program history, the underdog Lions were defeated by the Bruins of George Fox University 67-52 in the NCAA Division III Tournament semifinals at DeVos Field House at Hope College in Holland, Mich.

LETTERS: The Signal unfairly portrayed Tracey

Having attended the Campus Police forum on March 5, I was astonished at the way in which the event was covered in the article titled, "Police aim to be 'community oriented.'" The article confirms that approximately two dozen students and other members of the community were present at the forum.

Forugh Farrokhzad: more than just poet

Students were introduced to the surprising and somewhat disquieting world of leprosy Wednesday evening when Nasrin Rahimieh, professor of comparative literature and Maseeh Chair and Director at the Dr. Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture at the University of California Irvine, showed a film on a leper colony in Iran and lectured on the film's maker, Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad.

Campus Police investigate tennis court assault

Campus Police were dispatched to the tennis courts on report of assault at 6:20 p.m. on March 17. Upon arrival, the officer was informed by the victim that a fight occurred when the suspect confronted him on the tennis courts, then grabbed his neck and "head butted" him.

CUB to place bid for Stephen Lynch

The Student Finance Board (SFB) unanimously approved $31,080 of the College Union Board (CUB) request for "Stephen Lynch Comedy Show" to take place April 22 in Kendall Hall. "Since Tracy Morgan didn't work out, we'd like to bring Stephen," Christina Chiarello, CUB event coordinator, said.

False Alarm in Decker Hall

An unknown individual pulled the fire alarm in the sixth floor center stairwell of Decker Hall at 11:45 p.m. last Thursday. According to Sgt. Michael Bell, Campus Police found no signs of smoke or fire and the residents were allowed to return at 12:30 a.m.

Schiavo presents Health Communication lecture

Renata Schiavo, Ph.D., M.A., presented her lecture "Health Communication 101: Dos and Don'ts of Effective Programming" Thursday night in the Library Auditorium. The event was hosted by the Health Communication club. "Communication is relationship building," Schiavo said.

News Bits

Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano erupted five times overnight Monday, sending an ash plume more than nine miles into the air in the volcano's first emissions in nearly 20 years Israel's military condemned shirts worn by soldiers that depict scenes of violence against Palestinians on Monday as the army faces increasing domestic criticism over its conduct during the recent Gaza war.

Death of Taliban commander preludes further U.S. action

KABUL (AP) - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) killed a senior Taliban commander and nine other suspected militants in southern Afghanistan, while the coalition and its Afghan allies suffered an equal number of deaths in separate attacks in the same area, officials said Monday.

Fourteen dead in Montana plane crash

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - The single-engine turboprop airplane that crashed just short of Butte airport jerked to the left before nose-diving into a cemetery, killing all 14 people aboard, a witness said Monday. Kenny Gulick, 14, told CBS "The Early Show" on Monday that he thought he was watching a stunt plane because the pilot was making so many turns.

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