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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

Resort neglected
                                        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
                                                                                                                                                              Staff Reporter

                 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
                                                                                                                                                              encounter problems
                                                                                                                                                              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-
                                                                                                                                                              tive funds.
                                                                                                                                                                 “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
Universit y
                                                                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                              Rainy days are here again

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c amPUs briefs                                                                                                             A wet plant droops from the rain holding on to the last green of the season, while the leaves lie on the ground from the change into fall.

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.
Student Government Editor

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ing funds for the Campus Safety walk and a by-                                                                                                                                       The great pumpkin
law change for quorum requirements at tonight’s
meeting.                                                                                                                                                                             patch in Arthur
   Funds for the Campus Safety walk will go to-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Good Luck at Homecoming!
ward advertising and batteries for flashlights.
The purpose of the walk is to identify safety haz-
                                                                                                                                                                                        View photos from the Great Pumpkin
                                                                                                                                                                                     Patch in Arthur Illinois, where it had four                                                                                                                                                   $3.50 Well Doubles
ards around campus and is organized by the                                                                                                                                           different mazes, more than 200 types of
University Development and Recycling com-                                                                                                                                            squash and lots of pumpkins.                                                                                                                                                                  $2.00 Shots
   “I want to make this a once a month ordeal,”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $1.00 Drafts
said Jason Sandidge, the UDR committee chair.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Open Friday & Saturday!
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rent requirement for quorum from 16 senators
to a two-thirds majority of the senators.
   The bylaw change was written by student sen-
ator Matt Pickham, Student Senate Speaker Tif-
                                                                                                                           Your guide to
fany Turner and Mark Olendzki, student vice                                                                                Homecoming
president for student affairs.
   Also, Senate will vote on whether to approve
three students for positions on various boards on                                                                            Everything you need for
campus, and a non-senate member to the tuition                                                                             Homecoming Weekend 2009.
and fee review committee.

           Emily Steele can be reached at 581-7942
                            or at eastelle2@eiu.edu.

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                                                    Emily Zulz                                                                                                                 DENNEWS.COM
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resiDence HaLLs

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,
                                                                                                                               management major.
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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                                                             David Thill                                                                                                    DENNEWS.COM
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                                                        “Tell the truth and don’t be afraid”                                                                             Eastern News.

Tyler Angelo
                                                        Organ donation saves lives,
Clearing                                                gives greatest gift possible
air on
                                                                      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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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 elwhelan@eiu.edu           building looks like it fits in,” Nilsen   the EPA’s handling of this process          581-7942 or seruholl2@eiu.edu.

LAWSUIT, from page 1
overpass bridge along Illinois Route
   The lawsuit was filed against Lin-
                                             Bingle said the bus driver took
                                          an alternative route that avoided the
                                          overpass on the way to Lake Shel-
                                                                                               Easy Wash Laundries
coln Springs Resort in Charleston;        byville, but decided to travel along Il-                           Newest Digital Equipment to save you money
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es, which insured the bus and owns        Charleston after a request to eat at the
Lincoln Springs; Augustine Oruwari,
owner of Graywood; and John Protz,
who drove the double-decker bus.
                                          McDonald’s in Mattoon was made.
                                             “That bus should never have been
                                          there,” he said.
                                                                                                                               2 Locations
   The lawsuit alleges that all defen-       Bingle said the resort company and
dants were negligent in some form,        bus driver had the responsibility to
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warnings about possible safety haz-       going to travel underneath the over-
ards and failure to adequately train      pass and would not clear it with the
drivers who operate the bus.              proper amount of space.
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   The lawsuit seeks an unspecified          He said Chana was kneeling on the                                         Division & State Street 6am -11pm
amount of monetary damages.               bottom of a chair, talking to a friend
   Bingle said neither party has dis-     when the accident happened.
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.
bus were allowed to walk freely on        Officials at Graywood also declined
the second deck without any warning       comment.
or order to sit during the entire trip.
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Chana and Sleezer traveled to Lake               Stephen Di Benedetto can be
Shelbyville as part of a private social               reached at 581-7942 or
outing.                                                sdibenedetto@eiu.edu.

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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 jnschneider@eiu.edu.
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
with the women’s soccer team as an         Missouri Valley Conference Tour-          ting ready for college to become a         Now o                         W i-
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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Women’s soccer notebook: Back to basics                                                                       Bob Shaughnessy column: Homecoming big deal for rugby

                       Top Cat
                       Frank Graziano,
                       Rugby head coach

                                                                                                                                                                                  eric HiLtner | tHe DaiLy eastern ne ws
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

men’s sOccer

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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Friday vs. Tennessee Tech                  Friday at Southeast Missouri            Saturday at Evansville Invitational      Saturday vs. Missouri                         Saturday vs. Tennessee Tech            eiupanthers.
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Sprint Cup qualifying in Concord, N.C.     Cincinnati at South Florida             Chicago at Nashville                     Game 1: Philadelphia at Los Angeles           St. Louis at Phoenix
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