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Bus lawsuit has long wait Students
to help route
Families of He said the family of Justin
deceased claim “No one told them what they
Sleezer would have filed a similar
lawsuit Friday but still had to fin- solutions
Lincoln Springs were doing was wrong.” ish the legal paperwork associated
Robert Bingle, Corboy and Demetrio attorney
with the complaint.
“We will be consorting with
them,” Bingle said.
to MAP grant
responsibilities Bingle filed the lawsuit Fri-
ceased person involved in the
May 30 double-decker bus acci-
covery process, where both par-
ties involved in the lawsuit ex-
day under the Wrongful Death
Act after Chana, a former Eastern
Lobbyists headed to
By Stephen Di Benedetto
City Edtior dent to file a similar lawsuit with- amine the facts of the case to pre- student, and Sleezer died as result Springfield to consult
in the next two weeks. pare for trial, could take a year of head injuries while riding on a
An attorney representing the Robert Bingle, an attorney to two years to complete. A trial double-decker tour bus that trav- with legislators
parents of Cameron Chana ex- from Corboy and Demetrio law could not happen until that pro- eled underneath the Interstate 57
pects the family of the other de- firm in Chicago, also said the dis- cess takes place. LAWSUIT, page 5
By Erica Whelan
DENnews.com Approximately 40
to 50 students will MAP grant
Latino Heritage Month travel to Springfield at
8 a.m. today to lobby 200,000
state government offi- Illinois students
cials to restore fund- are assisted by
ing for the Monetary the MAP grant
Award Program grant
for the spring 2010 se-
short of aiding
At Eastern alone, an students due to
estimated 2,300 MAP budget cuts
grant recipients may
paying for their edu- 140,000
cation next semester low-income
when the school could students won’t
lose $4.8 million in receive aid in
awards if legislators spring 2009
fail to procure alterna-
“I’m not a MAP $4.8m
grant recipient, but in awards could
be lost if legisla-
I’m affected by what
tors can’t find
the students are af- alternative funds
fected by, and their
concerns are my con-
cerns,” said Student Body President Michelle
Murphy. “Eastern has one of the highest per-
centages of MAP grant recipients in the state,
and we just want to make sure that Eastern has
adequate representation among other state uni-
versities. We want to have a good showing.”
Murphy believes the most effective solu-
tion would be dedicating excess money in the
state budget toward restoring grant funds. She
plans to consult with state legislators along-
side Eastern’s Student Action Team to express
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On the way there, attendants will run
Pam Ortega, bibliographer for Latin-American Studies, displays a book by Rosario Ferre during her presentation “Puerto Rican Realities and through lobbying procedures and break into
the Fiction of Rosario Ferre” in the Charleston/Mattoon Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union on Wednesday evening as part of 11 to 13 teams that will confer with legislators
Latino Heritage Month. See DENnews.com for a full story about the event. at the capitol.
Attendants will distribute upwards of 1,150
pre-made letters signed by Eastern students
urging immediate action. They will then attend
Energy center construction stalled a rally encompassing schools across the state in
the effort of demonstrating mass support.
The group will also deliver a formal reso-
lution stating that 2,300 Eastern students de-
University forced tal Protection Agency is just the lat-
est in a series of hoops the univer-
ment, then they would presumably
take action very shortly thereafter,
ect will comply with the applicable
environmental regulations and has
pend on the MAP grant, which was approved
by the Student Senate last Wednesday.
to wait for sity has had to jump through to get but it’s their timetable,” said Presi- prepared a draft permit for public Student Senate member Michael Stopka
the Renewable Energy Center proj- dent Bill Perry. review.” hopes to show politicians in Springfield that
30-day comment ect off the ground. The groundbreaking ceremo- Those wanting to view the per- students can unite as one voice when speaking
Eastern must receive a construc- ny with the governor, originally mit and a summary of the project for issues that affect them.
period to end tion permit from the EPA before planned for early November, will can find it under Construction Per- “I believe that students are a strong force,
work can begin. A legal notice was be postponed until construction mit Records at www.epa.gov/re- and with elections coming up, they will have
By Sarah Ruholl published announcing public com- begins. gion5/air/permits/ilonline.html. to find the money some place,” he said.
Administration Editor ments on the project and a con- The public notice states, “Based Before construction of the bio- Stopka is one among thousands who will
struction permit would be accepted on its review of the application, the mass plant can begin, contracts personally be affected next semester should
A 30-day comment period im- through the end of October. Illinois EPA has made a prelimi- must also be finalized. legislators fail to allocate sufficient funds.
posed by the Illinois Environmen- “If the EPA receives no com- nary determination that this proj- STALLED, page 5 MAP, page 5
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Senior seminar Students battle for No. 1 song Hangovers: Leave them alone
forum planned Staff Reporter Heather Holm covered the Singer/Song-
writer Contest Wednesday in 7th Street Underground. The
Staff Reporter Ryan Owen covered the final installment
of the Six Pack Series.
winner was Alex Ruwe, a senior philosophy major, who The presentation, “Alcohol Jeopardy,” explored the risks
played two songs and won 10 hours of recording time with of alcohol abuse, including injury, death, and the impor-
By Emily Steele producer Jim Thompson to create a song for distribution. tance not taking medication for a hangover.
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RAs ‘lynch-pin’ of housing community
tion studies major and a member of ence has been positive for Olendzki.
Ups and downs the Public Relations Student Society “Being an RA has been a rewarding
of America. learning experience for me,” he said.
of being an RA “I’ve enjoyed being able to help others
RA positives and negatives while developing leadership and man-
By Sarah Jean Bresnahan Because RAs have the most direct agement skills.”
Campus Editor contact with students, they deal with Hudson acknowledged the impor-
any questions, problems, or hall vio- tance of the RAs position.
Being a resident assistant is a 24-7 lations. “They are the lynch-pin in what
job, as Mark Olendzki has found. Rosenbaum said she doesn’t feel makes the housing community come
“You never know when one of bad busting a student for a violation. together,” Hudson said. “If they’re not
your residents is going to need you or “I don’t ever really feel bad be- on their game, the residents get cheat-
when there’s going to be an emergen- cause that is why I’m here,” she said. ed, and we’re very protective of the
cy in the building,” he said. “I know that the rules have been re- residents’ best interest. We want that
Olendzki, a senior history ma- peated enough that everyone is aware RA to be there 100 percent.”
jor, has been an RA for the past sev- of them.”
en semesters. He is currently an RA at Rosenbaum and Olendzki both RA responsibilities
Thomas Hall. said the most common problem they RAs are the staff members with the
Resident assistant applications were face with residents is noise violations. most frequent contact with students,
due Monday. Other problems also arise. and are responsible to be a friend,
Mark Hudson, director of Housing “Personality conflicts are inevita- confidant, organizer and university
and Dining, said that while he hasn’t ble,” Olendzki said. “I’ve had a few representative to their residents.
yet been told of how many people ap- with residents, (but) the important To be an RA, a student must be in
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plied, Housing receives several hun- thing is to take yourself out of the good academic standing with a GPA
Thomas Hall resident director Mark Olendzki, right, a senior history major
dred applications each year. equation and behave professionally.” of 2.45 or higher, lived in the resi-
has a discussion with one of his residents, Chris Lewis, a senior business
Throughout Olendzki’s time as an Another duty of RAs is trying to dence halls for at least one semester,
RA, he has found one con is the time get residents involved in floor activi- be in good judicial standing and have
commitment. ties, at least 24 semester hours. residents’ needs and are there 100 per- “The most important attribute of
Apart from being an RA in Thom- “I try and get my girls interested in “It’s really a matter of maturity,” cent,” Hudson said. an effective RA is presence,” Hudson
as Hall, Olendzki is a member of the the hall events and meetings because Hudson said. RAs are compensated with a room said. “They need to be around their
Student Government as the student they are held with them in mind,” she After RAs are hired, they go and board waiver and receive $135 floor a good deal in order to build
vice president for student affairs. said. “They normally address an issue through extensive leadership and a month as a stipend. Their overall a good relationship with their resi-
Tara Rosenbaum, just in her first the majority of the residents have any- bonding training throughout the compensation is approximately slight- dents.”
year as an RA in Lawson Hall, said way. But in the end it is the residents’ school year before they begin the po- ly over $10,000.
being an RA has made her realize how decision to attend these events and I sition. Because the job of an RA is so Sarah Jean Bresnahan can be
important time management is. do what I can to get them there.” “We want to make sure that the time-consuming, RAs are restricted reached at 581-7942 or at
Rosenbaum balances her time be- Despite the difficulties that come people we hire are committed to do- from having too many other commit- DENcampusdesk@gmail.com
tween being a junior communica- with being an RA, the overall experi- ing a good job, are focused on their ments, such as a second job.
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The daily editorial is the
majority opinion of the
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“Tell the truth and don’t be afraid” Eastern News.
Organ donation saves lives,
Clearing gives greatest gift possible
wo parents receive shocking news one day. That is a number 40 percent shy of acceptable.
Their young son, only 3 years old, needs a heart It is understandable why some are skittish to register to
transplant. He is your younger brother. “...Only 60 donate their organs. There are many questions concerning
He gets the transplant and begins the long religion, myths and misconceptions surrounding the mat-
road of recovery. But, as it is so often, your brother still percent of ter. Some may find the thought disturbing.
faces more health complications. The need for such a ma- What is far more disturbing is knowing that 4,700 peo-
Each day when I wake up, I fight back the jor transplant as the heart is rarely without complications.
people in ple in our state are waiting for someone to save their lives.
glory that is more sleep and push myself to get For years, you watch as he grows and continues the bat- Illinois are Coon is doing all she can, going far above and beyond
up and start my day. tle, still living his life, day after day. the call in stepping up as a student and a sister by bring-
To walk into my living room and quickly hop Then, at the age of 20, your brother discovers the med- actually ing this program to Eastern. And she should be com-
on the Internet helps sharpen my fuzzy mind. icine he has been taking for so long has fried his kidneys mended, to say the very least, as her efforts have led East-
I typically check some of the top news sto- and he, once again, needs a transplant. And he needs a registered ern to No. 1 among 16 other colleges and universities in
ries, my e-mail and comments on this newspa- new heart on top of that. to donate the state in the challenge.
per’s Web site. Once again, waiting on the transplant list. To date, 52 people at Eastern have registered in just 10
The news of the top stories, the sometimes- But that isn’t your life. It is part of the life of Carissa organs. That days. By the way, that’s 51 people more than the Universi-
boisterous comments and the bright computer Coon, a senior accounting major. And it is the life of her ty of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has signed up.
screen actually make for a nice way to wake up younger brother and her family. is a number Honestly, the thought might be frightening, someone
each day. Coon’s brother has been waiting for six weeks now. It else using your heart or kidney or liver after you are gone.
If you’re a frequent visitor of The Daily East- was a donor who saved his life once before. It will be a do- 40 percent But that’s just the point — if you are gone, why shouldn’t
ern News’ Web site, DENnews.com, then you nor who will, one can only hope, save his life again. shy of someone else have the chance to live and carry on and be
are probably aware of its comments section and Coon said it was her brother’s recent return to the happy?
how it often bustles with dynamic discussions. transplant list that drove her and her family to “make it acceptable.” It’s the greatest gift one can ever hope to give: Life.
These responses range from “Bummer, bro,” their mission to do whatever they could” to help spread Why not save his life? Will you be using those organs
by “Matt” on a story about a student’s on-cam- the word about being an organ donor and giving the gift once you are gone? No. Why not give to those who need?
pus arrest, to “I agree, Warren. I also wonder of life. At the very least, take a few minutes out of your life
how a driver is supposed to drive AND moni- Coon contacted Donate Life Illinois, and it was then and stop by the Donate Life table in the Martin Luther
tor what is going on up on the second floor at she discovered the six-week, statewide campus challenge. King Jr. University Union and ask some questions and get
the same time. This was a bus full of adults, not It is a challenge she has brought to Eastern’s campus. educated on the matter before saying no.
children. It was an accident clear and simple,” She has taken it upon herself to spearhead the effort on The table is there with volunteers, from 11 a.m. to
said “Dannyboygrr” in a story about a filed law- campus to educate students, clear the air on any miscon- 3 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday this week, Monday and
suit by the parents of a deceased student. ceptions and, with any luck, help as many people as possi- Wednesday next week, alternating each week until the end
As you can see, the comments tend to vary, ble register to become organ donors. of the competition on Nov. 13.
no matter the topic. Unfortunately, according to www.donatelifeillinois.org, God forbid, you or someone you love may land on that
Another column, posted on Sept. 30, has 38 only 60 percent of people in Illinois are actually registered waiting list someday. Waiting for someone else to be your
comments to date, some of which ask the re- to donate organs. hero.
porter, Campus Editor Sarah Jean Bresnahan,
why she didn’t feel compelled to raise her hand
in class or why she hasn’t answered the readers’ frOm tHe easeL
general questions about her column.
One might wonder why, 38 comments later,
there is still no answer from her or from anyone
from The DEN.
Well, there is a reason for that: It is our policy
as staff members of The DEN not to comment
on stories or comments posted on our Web site.
And the reasoning behind that is simple—
We’ve had our say while writing the article, col-
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If you the reader feels the need to personally
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Lawsuit filed “...This is the Eastern fire “I agree that it is never
relating to bus prevention needs
According to our Web site’s commenting pol-
country with the completion for too early to have
icy, we at The DEN “reserve the right to remove
comments that are off-topic, malicious, libelous Article posted on 10/14/09 most lawyers students’ sake a sprinkler system
or include excessive foul language.” per capita and Article posted on 10/14/09
installed. No matter the
So to all readers, I hope you understand why
we don’t comment on our Web site and know per square mile
time line, it is always too
the ways you can get in touch with each of us. than any other
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MAP, from page 1 STALLED, from page 1
“I would love to be here to finish low-income students in the spring. Honeywell International will be in
my education,” Stopka said. “I have For this reason, Eric Wilber, stu- charge of the $80 million energy effi-
no clue what might happen if we lose dent executive vice president, hopes ciency project, and the contract nego-
“If the EPA receives no comment,
the money. If we have a better edu- to see federal proposals brought for- tiations with the company will be fi- then they would presumably take
cation, we have more advantages to- ward by next semester. nalized this month.
ward getting better jobs and paying “There’s other money in the budget “On a project this large, that lasts action very shortly thereafter, but
higher taxes in the future to support that could be moved around, or that several years, both parties want to
the state.” the governor could be granted the au- make sure that the language is accu- it’s their timetable.”
Presently, Stopka agrees with the thority to give out,” Wilber said. rate to the purposes of the project,” President Bill Perry
Republican party’s proposal to sup- He urges all students to realize that Perry said. “The language has to be
plement the MAP grant through tar- the fate of the MAP grant will impact specific enough that both parties un-
geting those who have evaded taxes more than just those who take advan- derstand what their responsibilities said. “And the back access road for and any decisions or announcement
and collecting interest. tage of financial aid. are under the contract.” trucks will be coming off Edgar Drive it may make.
Conversely, he disagrees with the “This affects everyone, even indi- The university held open meet- instead of Highway 16.” “We want to make sure that all the
Democratic party’s suggestion of a $1 viduals,” Wilber said. “If the MAP ings to allow the public to discuss the The university hopes no further T’s are crossed and all the I’s are dot-
tax increase on cigarettes, as he ques- grant isn’t fully restored, some stu- project and suggest changes they’d comments will be made, delaying the ted before we move forward with the
tions its long-term success toward ul- dents may not be able to return, and like made. construction long, but the possibility groundbreaking ceremony,” Nilsen
timately relieving students’ financial that lost tuition money from drop- Jill Nilsen, vice president for ex- remains. said. “Hopefully we’ll be able to do
struggles. outs will negatively affect academic ternal relations, said some significant “The reaction has been positive to the groundbreaking before the ground
The grant, which assists more than funding and Eastern as a whole.” changes in the design resulted from the changes we’ve made, but there is too frozen to be broken.”
200,000 Illinois students, has suffered these meetings. could still be comments,” Perry said.
budget cuts that have rendered it Erica Whelan can be reached at “It doesn’t look as industrial, the He said the university will await Sarah Ruholl can be reached at
$200 million short of aiding 140,000 581-7942 or email@example.com building looks like it fits in,” Nilsen the EPA’s handling of this process 581-7942 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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cussed a possible settlement so far. “No one told them what they were
He said his office has hired experts doing was wrong,” Bingle said.
to examine the bus and overpass as David Kirsch, chief operations of-
they prepare for a possible trial. ficer for Lincoln Springs Resort, de-
Bingle said people traveling on the clined to comment about the lawsuit.
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HOWARTH, from page 8 CENTURY, from page 8
“He was an extremely hard work- Howarth applied for the job and and year out in the Missouri Valley There are not any high schools that petitive has rubbed off on the team as
er. Tenacious, skilled on the win after the interview process was hired Conference. play rugby competitively. the Panthers have a 6-0 record this sea-
and I remember he even played a as the seventh coach of the program “We have a good game here and This minor problem didn’t stop son and are currently riding a 22-game
little bit of defense,” Raso said. “He in July, 2000. a bad game there, but we feel con- Graziano as he began to look to high winning streak as a program.
could also score goals.” “I was a coach for a women’s team fident we can go into any game and school athletes who played numerous He coached his 100th game Satur-
Raso said Howarth was an orgin- that won the conference,” Howarth get a result,” Howarth said. “That sports. day, and senior center Ashley Jenkins
zed player and is as a coach as well. said. “I hope, and others thought has always been my philosophy, as Senior Crystal Jones said Graziano’s said the players were fully aware of it,
Howarth said he did not think he that I had a part in that. Lucky for soon as I do not think I can win a technique of recruiting athletes who adding extra motivation to their 22-20
was the best player during his time me I was in the right place at the game I will get out.” are foreign to the sport allows the in- victory over Northern Iowa.
at Eastern. right time.” Raso said he sees similarities with coming girls to come in with a clear “The night before a game we always
“I think, or else I hope, that Things got off to a great start for how Howarth coaches to how he mind. make a motivational circle and we kind
the people that make good coach- Howarth. Really great. used to play. “It all starts with his recruiting tech- of say our favorite speeches to provide
es were the ones who were not the In his first game as a Division I “He is completely organized,” nique,” she said. “He likes to recruit motivation for the upcoming game and
best players on their team,” How- head coach, the team won 6-1 in- Raso said. “So he wants the most girls who already have the innate abil- the subject of coach’s 100th game kept
arth said. cluding a goal in the first 15 sec- out of the guys and in that sense ity to be motivated and want to try coming up,” Jenkins said. “We actual-
Howarth originally got into jour- onds and a 3-0 lead 15 minutes into you can see some of the tenaci- their best. From there, he figures out ly lost our last game against Northern
nalism at Eastern and worked with the game. ty and aggressiveness come out whose buttons he can push, as well as Iowa, so we decided to dedicated this
The Daily Eastern News. “A guy asked me at the end of through that.” when to push them. He is constantly game to coach, in honor of all he has
However, he found writing and the game, ‘It’s your first game, you It has been a long journey from wanting us to figure things out for our- done for us and the rugby program.”
playing simultaneously difficult, so win 6-1. How do you feel?’” How- the western suburb of London to selves and sometimes it gets frustrating,
he decided to take up teaching. arth said. “I said ‘I had a dream last the cornfields of east-central Illi- but it really makes us highly competi- Neil Schneider can be reached at
Howarth graduated with a dou- night and it wasn’t that good.’” nois, but Howarth knows where he tive.” 581-7944
ble major in history and journal- The team finished 12-6-1 that will be 10 years from now. Graziano’s attitude of being com- or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ism. year. “I see myself chasing my kids
He then decided to stay in the Howarth has said since then the around, “Howarth said. “I’ll be at-
area and went to coach and taught program has had some ups and tending a lot of their sporting
at St. Anthony’s High School in Ef- downs, but said the last few years events. My one son will be 16, the
After his stint in Effingham, his
have been mostly ups.
Under Howarth, the team has a
other 11, so they should be on the
verge of getting pro contracts. My Family Buffet
stars aligned. 73-89-18 record. daughter, she’ll be doing one of America’s Favorite Foods
He returned to Eastern to work The team has qualified for the those things or maybe she’ll be get-
pen i n Free
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assistant. nament in each of the past four sea- doctor somewhere.” e sto n Fi
A year later, the men’s soccer sons. Cha rl
coach decided to leave the pro- He said the difficulty is the Dan Cusack can be reached at OCT 16-22
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Rugby head coach Frank Graziano has posted an 83-17 record during his 100-match and 11-year tenure with the Panthers, posting only one losing season during that time.
Century mark Legendary coach coaches 100th game
Saturday, notching 83rd career victory
By Neil Schneider contender, it is safe to say that head “When I arrived here in 1999, things rector), Graziano was ready to begin the being defeated by National runners-
Staff Reporter coach Graziano has certainly made his were pretty new as far as rugby goes,” first year of the Eastern rugby program up Princeton.
mark on the rugby program. Graziano said. “No one had ever creat- in 1999. Following his first season as head
Frank Graziano arrived on Eastern’s Graziano, a Clemson graduate, came ed an intercollegiate rugby team before. Graziano, in his 11th season as East- coach, Graziano began to turn his at-
campus in 1999 with the goal of devel- to Eastern to originally build the pro- Back then, everything was really being ern’s rugby head coach, began his in- tention to recruiting the best players
oping the Eastern rugby program. gram into an intercollegiate/varsity built from the ground up.” augural season with the rugby team by possible for the rugby program, but
After coaching two undefeated teams squad and as the success of the team After several meetings with Debo- posting a record of 5-3 and participat- there was only one problem with the
(2002 and 2008) and developing the grew, so grew the possibility of the pro- rah Polka (former supervisor) and Rich ing in the National Tournament, where recruiting process.
Eastern rugby program into an NCAA gram becoming part of the NCAA. McDuffie (former Eastern athletic di- they made it to the Elite Eight before CENTURY, page 7
Ten years in, Howarth satisfied with career path
By Dan Cusack been the head coach of the Eastern has had a long journey from his na- mation to other players who passed
Adam Howarth men’s soccer team. tive of Slough, England, to East-Cen- it along to Eastern head coach at the
Assistant Sports Editor is in his 10th
“It’s kind of funny,” Howarth said. tral Illinois. time, Cizo Mosina.
season as men’s
Adam Howarth has worn many soccer coach “I ran into someone after one of our The journey began before college. “I ended up getting a little bit of a
hats during his lifetime. games that I used to referee with, this Howarth said he was looking for a scholarship and later I got one for ac-
He was a college soccer player, an was before I started coaching, and scholarship and he did everything to ademics,” Howarth said.
international student, a high school professor of physical education and he said ‘10 years. I can’t believe it.’ I get his name out there. Assistant coach Dino Raso was a
coach, a high school teacher and a a mentor to hundreds of young men thought about it and that’s when it set He had an uncle who played pro- teammate of Howarth’s at Eastern and
soccer referee. who have passed through his life. in. It went really fast.” fessional soccer in Wichita, Kan. His said he was a great all-around athlete.
He is a husband, a father of three, a But for the last 10 years, he has Howarth, a 1993 Eastern graduate, uncle passed along Howarth’s infor- HOWARTH, page 7
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