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Twenty-seven Air ForceAcademy cadets were injuredlast Thursday after a tradi-tional hazing event left somewith concussions, broken col-lar bones and cuts and bruises.One cadet suffered a humanbite on the arm, according toan email sent to academy staff by Brig. Gen. Dana Born, deanof cadets.The hazing, known as FirstShirt/First Snow, is an unof-ficial tradition that occursevery year on the first snow.Freshmen cadets try to throwtheir cadet first sergeant in thesnow, while the upperclassmentry to defend the sergeant.Born’s email indicated thatwhat was once a fun event has“turned into a brawl” and hasbecome increasingly violent inthe past two years.This year’s hazing sent sixcadets – those with concus-sions and broken collar bones– to local emergency roomsand left 21 others with minorinjuries, said John Van Winkle,an academy spokesman.
Van Winkle said the “tradi-tion,” which has since beencondemned by the academy,roughly dates to the 1980s.Many in the academy, includ-ing Van Winkle, had not heardof the event until the injurieswere reported. However, itis noted on an academy folk-lore wiki that describes it thisway:
“On the night of the firstsnow of the season, the smacksstorm the first sergeant’s room,kidnap him, strip him down tohis boxers and carry him out-side to drag him around in thesnow. Much like nuking, theseverity of the operation oftendepends on the standing of the first sergeant in the eyesof the smacks. A well-liked orwell-respected cadet first ser-geant will normally not getmuch more than the cermonialdragging-through-the-snow.A less-liked or less-respectedfirst sergeant may be bound,nuked in addition, or broughtto near-hypothermia.”Most of the academy’s 4,000cadets did not participate inthe hazing, he added.The academy is launchinga safety investigation into thehazing, Van Winkle said, add-ing that punitive action is notexpected.“We’re going consider thisa teachable moment,” saidJohn Van Winkle, an academyspokesman. “They are going tolearn from that situation.”The commandant of cadetstalked to freshman cadets onFriday and Saturday after theevent, emphasizing that thetradition “needs to stop andwill stop,” Van Winkle said.
27 Air Force Academy cadets injured inhazing
It was a rough day on WallStreet for Apple Inc., whichsaw its shares decline as muchas 2.7 percent on the first dayof trading since the companyannounced a sweeping man-agement shake-up.Shares fell as low as $587.70on Wednesday morning. Theyrecovered slightly, closingdown $8.68, or 1.4 percent, to$595.32. Apple shares have slidmore than 15 percent sincereaching a high of $702.10 onSept. 19.On Monday the Cupertino,Calif., tech giant announcedthe departures of JohnBrowett, Apple’s head of retail,and Scott Forstall, who was incharge of the company’s wide-ly panned Siri and Maps appproducts.Forstall, a longtime execu-tive and protege of co-founderSteve Jobs, oversaw the iOSoperating system that runsiPhone and iPad. But the Appleveteran was also respon-sible for replacing GoogleInc.’s popular Maps app withApple’s own homegrown ver-sion, which has been plaguedby inaccurate informationand other problems sinceits September release. Chief Executive Tim Cook issuedan apology shortly afterwardand, in a rare move, encour-aged users to try alternativesoffered by rivals.Browett’s ouster came justsix months after he was hiredas Apple’s senior vice presi-dent of retail. The formerCEO of European technologyretailer Dixons took over forRon Johnson, who pioneeredthe look and feel of Apple’ssuccessful retail stores andleft last year to become CEO of J.C. Penney Co.Browett’s short stint withApple was reportedly shakyfrom the start. In August, hewas forced to issue an apol-ogy and reverse course on anew store staffing plan, whichwas rumored to include hir-ing freezes and cutbacks inworkers’ hours.The management reshuf-fling, Cook’s biggest sincebecoming CEO last year, alsobrings more responsibili-ties for Jonathan “Jony” Ive,Apple’s design chief; EddyCue, who runs Apple’s onlineservices; Bob Mansfield, whoretired this year but returnedto focus on “future products”;and Craig Federighi, whois now in charge of the Macoperating system.Separately, early reviews forApple’s long-awaited iPad Minihave started to trickle out.The 7.9-inch tablet com-puter has largely receivedsolid marks, although com-plaints about its non-”retina”display quality (the iPad Minifeatures the same screenresolution as the earlier gen-eration iPad 2) and high pricehave kept it from receivingglowing reviews.Wi-Fi-only versions of theiPad Mini begin shippingFriday; Minis that come withcellular data plans will shiptwo weeks later.Users will also have to waita bit longer for the latest ver-sion of Apple’s music player,iTunes 11, which was expectedin October. Apple is now say-ing it will become available inNovember.The update will add sev-eral features, change someportions of iTunes’ designand better integrate itwith iCloud, the company’scloud-computing service.“The new iTunes is takinglonger than expected, and wewanted to take a little extratime to get it right,” Applespokesman Tom Neumayrtold CNet. “We look forwardto releasing this new versionof iTunes with its dramaticallysimpler and cleaner interface,and seamless integrationwith iCloud, before the end of November.”The company also updatedthe portion of its website show-casing the upcoming iTunesupdate to read: “Coming inNovember.”Apple has been morefocused on hardware thansoftware in recent months,releasing numerous new Maccomputers and launching newiPods, the iPhone 5, the fourth-generation iPad and the newiPad mini.
Apple shares fall after management shake-up