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Red&Black The Could police detect this student’s bodily fluids on his breath? Page 2 An independent student newspaper serving the University of Georgia community ESTABLISHED 1893, INDEPENDENT 1980 Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Vol. 118, No. 70 | Athens, Georgia Classes may meet on Saturdays By RACHEL BUNN THE RED & BLACK Students who made plans for Saturday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Feb. 12 may want to cancel them. The University sent a memorandum to faculty on Friday stating Jan. 29 and Feb. 12 will become optional makeup days for the days of class missed because of the snowstorm that hit Athens during the first week of school. Saturday, Jan. 29 will be used to make up Monday, Wednesday, Friday classes and Saturday, Feb. 12 will be used to make up Tuesday, Thursday classes, according to an e-mail from Jere Morehead, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, and Laura Jolly, vice president for instruction, which was obtained by The Red & Black. The e-mail also details other options available for making up lost class time including scheduling evening examinations and using eLearning Commons to hold online classes. “As you make changes and adapt a new schedule based on the delay in the start of the semester, we encourage you to make exceptions, as needed, to address individual student needs,” the e-mail said. The e-mail states it is against University policy to use spring break or reading day as a makeup day. “I’m glad we’re not taking away the breaks, because people already have plans,” said Caroline Wicker, a senior English major from Macon. The University will operate on a normal class schedule on the CLASS MAKEUP OPTIONS UÊ Saturday classes: Jan. 29 and Feb. 12 UÊ Evening examinations UÊ Online activities and assignments using eLC UÊ Posting lectures on iTunes See SCHEDULE, Page 3 Student charged in book theft case LENDING A HAND Univ. students spend holiday helping others By KATHRYN INGALL THE RED & BLACK By TIFFANY STEVENS THE RED & BLACK For LaMona Wyatt and other members of the Black Student Union, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday meant helping the community — one box of food at a time “I think it’s important to do something because service was one of Martin Luther King’s main pushes for all people to do,” said Wyatt, who serves as president of the union. “To take it even further, this year is the 50th anniversary of UGA’s desegregation. I think we’re continuing Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Hamilton Holmes’ legacy with what we’re doing today.” About 20 students helped sort through food donated by grocery stores in the warehouse of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. They were in charge of removing damaged and out-of-date items as well as sorting items into snacks, drinks, groceries and nonfood boxes. “I actually have been having a good time,” said Victoria Nkemadu, a sophomore psychology major from East Point. “I’ve been laughing and having a good time with friends. It’s not that bad — except for the cold.” Nkemadu and other volunteers said this was not the first time they have served their community on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. They also have participated in Habitat for A University student accused of stealing textbooks from other students turned himself into the Clarke County Jail Friday morning after University Police issued warrants for his arrest Thursday, according to reports on both the Athens-Clarke County jail website and University Police daily logs. Timothy Hudson Moore, 26, was booked on six counts of misdemeanor theft by taking and five counts of misdemeanor theft by deception. Moore was also arrested Thursday at 5:33 p.m. and charged with driving too fast MOORE for conditions and driving with a suspended license, but was discharged at 9:13 p.m. even though warrants were issued for his arrest. University Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said 28 books were taken from the Miller Learning Center between Sept. 28, 2010, and Dec. 7, 2010. During police investigations, 11 students came forward to report the thefts, Williamson said. “Of the 11 victims, five victims signed prosecution requests. The other six did not want to prosecute,” Williamson wrote in an e-mail to The Red & Black. In the case of some students, investigations prior to Moore’s arrest lead to the return of their stolen books. Randall Beadling, a biology major from Peachtree City, said police responded quickly See COMMUNITY, Page 3 KATHRYN INGALL | The Red & Black S LaMona Wyatt, a senior biology major, and Noemie Tshinanga, a freshman art major, sort canned food at the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Monday’s project marked the ninth Athens MLK Day of Service event, sponsored by HandsOn Northeast Georgia. See THEFT, Page 2 Foursome disguises pop with ‘nasty’ rock By HEATHER KINNEY THE RED & BLACK AVERY DRAUT | The Red & Black S Comprised of three University students and one graduate, The Falcones blend indie-pop, raw-rock and genuine humor. showers. High 48| Low 37 VAULTED PAST Find out how the Gym Dogs did in their meet against West Virginia. Page 10. Where’s Mikey? President Adams will dedicate the new Stegeman Coliseum concourse this afternoon. Here’s to hoping he’ll dedicate it to the editors of his favorite newspaper. Standing together in a tiny room decked with band posters, four friends hooked up their amps and let loose an explosion of sound. “We are a pop band trying to disguise ourselves as a nasty rock ’n’ roll band,” said The Falcones singer and guitarist Danny Hurley. Laughing amongst themselves, the connection between the members is as blatant as their carefree attitude to have fun. “Mike [Dailey] and I have actually gone to school together since first grade,” Hurley said. “We started playing together Index News ........................ 2 Opinions .................. 4 THE FALCONES When: Tonight at 9 Where: Caledonia Lounge Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18+) Also playing: What’s Going On? about three or four years ago and I had a studio that I built in Atlanta and we recorded a bunch of stuff on our own.” Comprised of two guitarists — Hurley and Charlie “Mothball” Wood — bass player Bradley Jones, and drummer Mike Dailey, the foursome is fresh to the Athens music scene, with only a handful of gigs to their name. “We have finally gotten established to where we can have a YOU’VE BEEN SERVED Go online for coverage of this weekend’s wins for men’s and women’s tennis. Variety ..................... 6 Sports ...................... 9 full set list and get out there,” Wood said. “We have a good repertoire for what we sound like when we try to really send it out there.” Tinkering between indie-pop and a raw-rock flavor, the band’s tightly structured song format is overflowing with energy and whit. “We have a lot of pop sensibilities but we also love to kick on our fuzz pedals and make some noise,” Hurley said. Headlining their second show at the Caledonia tonight, the members of The Falcones are eager to bring new material to fans and newcomers alike. “I’d say when we played at See MUSIC, Page 8 YOU OTTLEY KNOW Calling all news junkies: check out our news/politics blog on our website. Crossword ............... 2 Sudoku .................... 9

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