Articles published in October, 2007

Limbaugh turns smear letter into charitable gold

Rush Limbaugh is at it again. This time, his controversy has earned a whopping $2.1 million. He was publicly chastised for his remarks and even has members of the United States Congress quite angry, according to The Associated Press.

Men’s Soccer fighting for first

With a loss to Heidelberg last week the John Carroll University men’s soccer team will not achieve their goal of a perfect season. Despite missing their goal of an undefeated season, the team still has the opportunity to be conference champions.

Women’s soccer outside looking in

With only two games left before the OAC playoffs, the John Carroll University women’s soccer team is battling for the final OAC playoff spot.

Two in the Box: The heartbreak kid

It was inevitable. The Cleveland Indians run was going to end sooner or later. Unlike the thousands of Indians faithful that could see a World Series championship, I knew that Clevelanders should not get overexcited about their team’s success.

Football pieces together two straight

It is often said that offense puts people in the seats, but defense wins championships. While the high-scoring offense may have been the reason the crowd of 2,348 showed up, the defense was the main reason the home fans left Shula Stadium happy.

Britney and K-Fed

The ongoing custody battle between troubled pop star Britney Spears and her ex-husband Kevin Federline has temporarily removed custody and visitation rights from Spears and her two sons.

Hundreds die after terror attacks in Pakistan

Last week, a suicide bomb detonated inside a mosque, killing at least 12 people in northwestern Pakistan. The attack also left 25 wounded, with casualties including children and soldiers.

Does America have a healthcare crisis?

The short answer – no. Could our healthcare system use some serious tweaking? The answer is absolutely. But how do we make American healthcare better?

America honors a hero

In June of 2005, Lt. Michael P. Murphy of Patchogue, New York, was on a mission in the mountainous Kunar Province in Afghanistan. He had been one of four Navy Seals on a team previously reported as missing.

Hockey rolls up three straight wins

A week after the Blue Streaks’ goaltenders got peppered with pucks in losses to Pittsburgh and Slippery Rock, the defense stepped up to support their keepers. JCU went on a three game winning streak, beating Akron, Mercyhurst and Rochester.

Turkey threatens invasion of Northern Iraq

The Kurdistan Workers Party, more commonly known as the PKK, killed 12 and injured 16 Turkish troops in terrorist attacks near the mountainous Iraqi boarder last Sunday.

Sasaki Associates unveil plan to JCU

The master plan was presented to faculty, staff, students and community members on Tuesday in the Donahue Auditorium in Dolan Science Center. Sasaki Associate Peter Brigham said the first way to do this is to make the campus more navigable.

Offense missing in football loss

In JCU’s third straight game against a nationally ranked opponent, the Blue Streaks could not take advantage of Capital’s missing starting quarterback and wide receivers as Capital cruised to a 37-13 victory.

‘The Heartbreak Kid’ is a disappointment

The Farrelly Brothers, creators of the 1998 hit “Something About Mary,” have teamed up with funny man Ben Stiller again to bring us another raunchy comedy. “The Heartbreak Kid” stars Stiller as Eddie Cantrow, a bachelor in his mid-forty’s who has a serious commitment issue.

Chemistry majors find home at JCU

John Carroll University has graduated more chemistry majors than any other Jesuit college or university in the country. The trend was set by last year’s class, with 29 chemistry majors receiving their diplomas last May.

Oktoberfest cancelled

The Student Union Programming Board’s cast of annual events will be one less this year. John Carroll University’s SUPB executive board and advisors agreed to cancel Oktoberfest, which would have taken place last Friday, October 5.

Hot start in OAC for men’s soccer

Many coaches say it is not how you start, but rather how you finish. The John Carroll University men’s soccer team hopes that this old adage is true. After a 3-5 start, the Blue Streaks have been clicking as of late and have won three consecutive OAC matches to start league play.

SU vetoes new amendment

The John Carroll University Student Union voted down a proposed amendment to its constitution Tuesday that was designed to modify the prerequisites for presidential candidates.

Korean leaders meet, agree on armistace

The leaders of North Korea and South Korea met recently for a very rare set of meetings discussing many topics concerning both nations on the Korean Peninsula.

Two in the Box: Getting hit by the stick

My question is, when will the powers that be finally create a system of punishment for these athletes that will actually hold them accountable for their wrongdoings?

SU voting going online

Starting this fall, voting for Student Union elections for both Executive Board and class Senate positions will be online instead of using paper ballots.

Woman detained at Phoenix airport dies in custody

Forty-five-year-old wife and mother Carol Ann Gothaum died in a holding room of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport after being arrested on charges of disturbing the peace.

‘Graduation’ offers strong new beats

There are a few times when he uses rather intense words and phrases, but if you’re a fan of West that is something that you would expect before you picked up this album.

Morton’s–the best steak anywhere

Established in 1978, Morton’s Steakhouse, truly is “the best steak anywhere,” as their menu reads. It isn’t hard to see why Morton’s is an international chain with locations everywhere from Ohio to Singapore and Hong Kong. Located at the avenue of Tower City Center on West Second Street, it’s roughly a 20-minute drive from campus.…

Senate Democrats target Rush Limbaugh

Radio personality and strong conservative Rush Limbaugh has become the target of House Democrats for introducing a new resolution urging the House to condemn Limbaugh’s implication that members of the military who question the war in Iraq are “phony soldiers.” The push by Democrats comes after House and Senate Republicans directed some members of the…