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Thursday August 26, 2010


SGA governors release master plan by SARAH O’ROURKE STAFF WRITER

The West Virginia University Student Government Association released its master plan report at Wednesday’s meeting. The plan, developed during the summer, outlines phases and goals each governor hopes to achieve. “Here it is, 40 pages of pretty

substantial stuff,” SGA Vice President Ron Cheng said holding the master plan for the audience to see. “You can open it up and know what the governors are working on and immediately know what their goals are.” The plan includes a playbook on different topics and contains a chart of SGA’s hierarchy, he said.

During governor reports, members of the Board of Governors stood and introduced themselves to the audience. They discussed their specific platforms and their perspective plans. Gov. Joe Harmon said his accomplishments thus far included changing the Mountainline Blue & Gold Connector to arrive every 10 minutes instead

of 20 minutes at Towers. Harmon also said he was responsible for getting the PRT master plan released to the students. Former-Gov. Taylor Richmond, said during open student forum, he did not think Harmon was giving enough credit to other people who worked on his platform in the past. Richmond said the PRT mas-

ter plan was scheduled to be released and Harmon had nothing to do with its release. Richmond said he was just checking in on the new administration by attending the meeting. “For myself and a lot of SGA’s alumni, SGA has played a role in a lot of our hearts. SGA has defined us,” Richmond said. “So for those of us who can,

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Organic chemistry professor uses Facebook to keep students updated by Melissa Candolfi STAFF WRITER

When organic chemistry professor John Penn prepares for class, he turns to a method most college students embrace. Penn uses the social networking website, Facebook, to invite students to a group established for his class. Through the group, Penn invites students to test dates, reminds them of homework assignments and posts important dates to the online calendar. “Facebook is programmed into cell phones and students check it daily,” Penn said. “So instead of relying on e-mail – which 10 years ago that would have been best – my students can receive the information in five minutes.” Since Facebook is used far more regularly than eCam-


A West Virginia University doctor and his staff will be featured on a three-part ABC series about the brain. Dr. Julian Bailes, head and chair of the neurosurgery department at West Virginia University Hospital, will appear tonight on ABC’s “Nightline” series, “Secrets of Your Mind: Why We Do What We Do.” The episode will air at 10 p.m. on ABC. Bailes’ work on the show will appear on three epi-

pus or MIX students will be more likely to quickly receive the information, Penn said. He decided to implement Facebook instead of a University website because it was more flexible and easier to use, he said. Penn said he still uses eCampus and MIX, but is using Facebook to experiment. The group is updated regularly with news feed, wall posts and videos from Penn. Students are also allowed to post their own questions, videos and comments about the class onto the group’s page, he said.

sodes, starting with tonight’s appearance. The show explores how love, violence, medical emergencies and food affect the brain. Each installment of the series will focus on a different area of research. “We’ve worked with ‘Nightline’ in the past on other stories,” Bailes said. “They asked us if we’d be willing to be the featured medical center in a pilot series about the brain, and we agreed.” He added that he and his

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Taziki’s in the Mountainlair will text when the order is done. A&E PAGE 3

News: 1, 2 Opinion: 4 A&E: 3, 5, 7 Sports: 8, 9, 10, 12 Campus Calendar: 6 Puzzles: 6 Classifieds: 10, 11

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To check out the group go to Facebook and type in groups: Dr. John’s Chem 234 Fall 2010 Page.

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West Virginia University Staff Council will be working to increase the University budget as well as salaries for classified staff this year. The council created a committee to travel to Charleston in November or December to speak with delegates about the budget and salary issues, said Ron Campolong, council member and trade specialist at Facilities Management. The Council wants to see the budget increase, Campilong said. “They want us to do more with less,” said Jo Morrow, president of Staff Council. “The wages we make, we have to live on them.” The council has asked for pay raises before. Morrow said in April, when the Board of Governors was to pass the budget, it postponed the salary portion to write a new proposal that did not include pay raises for classified staff who had 15 or more years of service.

The Council presented its own proclamation to University President James P. Clements April 26, Morrow said. The proclamation proposed that everyone, including faculty and non-classified staff with more than 15 years work, should not receive a pay raise, Morrow said. Clements is currently working with his financial team to come up with models supporting staff salary raises for the first Board of Governors meeting, she said. The council would also like to change the way salaries are distributed, Ron said. Classified staff falls under the University’s payroll as state employees. Workers are paid twice a month, but the council would like a more consistent every two weeks pay schedule, Ron said. “It needs a legislative rule or law change to adjust the pay roll schedule,” Ron said. Council members will meet with chairs of the Finance and Education



Professor John Penn gives an introductory lesson to his Chemistry 234 class in the Business and Economics building Wednesday morning. “The group lets students have easy access to not only information on the class but links like my Google Calendar that lets students know when I will be in my office and when I am unavailable,” Penn said. The professor thought of the idea when he attended a conference over the summer. A high school teacher

shared his experience of using Facebook as a way to contact his students and that it was easier and quicker, he said. “When the high school teacher told me about it, and I compared it to a high school class of 20 and a college class of 200, I thought it would be a

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WVU brain doctor featured on national TV series BY ANN COMPTON

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Staff Council pursuing salary, budget increase

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Professor John Penn shows the Facebook page he created for his chemistry classes during a Chemistry 234 lecture Wednesday morning.

we at least say involved and come back and see what is going on and how the new SGA is progressing and taking itself one step further.” SGA Chief-of-Staff Daniel Brummage said the Transportation Board had equal involvement in the bus policy change. Harmon said after the


West Virginia University Dr. Julian Bailes speaks to ABC Nightline News anchor Terry Morgan.

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School of Dentistry dean candidate Dr. Angelo J. Mariotti speaks about his plans and the future of dentistry at the Health Sciences Center Wednesday afternoon.

School of Dentistry dean candidate speaks on dental care education BY KAYLA GROGG STAFF WRITER

Angelo Mariotti, a finalist for the dean position at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry spoke Wednesday about faculty salaries. Audience members in attendance were given an opportunity to ask any questions regarding current issues within the School of Dentistry. A faculty member asked about staff salaries and if they would increase. With money often being an issue, the faculty has to become more and more entrepreneurial and productive, Mariotti said.

“The most important resource of any institution, not just this one, is its faculty,” he said. “As such, I think it’s important that both institution and the administration support them as much as they can.” Three additional finalists will meet and speak with the School’s staff, faculty and students in the next several weeks to discuss their ideas of reform and interest in being a part of the school. Mariotti, professor and chair of periodontology in the College of Dentistry at Ohio State University, said being able to educate future

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WVU MEN SCORE THREE The West Virginia men’s soccer team scores three goals in an exhibition shutout over Robert Morris. SPORTS PAGE 8


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PNC hosts sweepstakes to encourage direct deposit use by josh cooper staff writer

PNC Bank has joined with West Virginia University to promote the use of direct deposit for student refunds by holding a sweepstakes. Each week PNC awards six $25 visa check cards and one for $100. These six awards will be given each week ending with one grand prize drawing for $500 on Sept 3. “WVU partnered with us last July to offer students a better way to receive their refunds,” said PNC Project Manager Elizabeth Ferrilli. The drawing began on Aug. 9 and will run through Sept. 2. You do not need to re-enter the drawing each week, said PNC Mountainlair Branch Manager Jason Schnopp. Once you have entered you are automatically registered for every

FOR MORE INFORMATION To enter the sweepstakes, visit prize. Winners are chosen at random through a computer program, Schnopp said. “I personally give (the winner) a call, let them know how much they’ve won and have them stop in by the branch,” he said. PNC has advertised the drawing by sending e-mails to students, placing posters in dorms and by posting links to it on University websites. “We ran (the sweepstakes) hoping to promote the eRefund so students could receive their money as quickly as possible,” Ferrilli said. “With direct deposit, stu-

dents can receive their money in 24 to 48 hours,” she said. Direct deposit is much faster and requires less paper, making it a greener option to receive your money,” Ferrilli added. It is also safer, Schnopp said. “Students don’t have to carry a large sum of money around with them,” he said. “It’s much safer and more convenient than waiting on a check.” WVU has reported problems with mailing paper checks through the Postal Service, Ferrilli said. “They can be very picky about addresses,” she said. “Even though they may know where a student is residing, if the address is a little off, they won’t deliver it.” The refund can be directly deposited to any bank, not just PNC.


MSHA: Methane gas may be bubbling into flooded Upper Big Branch mine CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Methane gas may be bubbling into a flooded area of the Upper Big Branch mine where 29 men died in an explosion last April, a federal Mine Safety and Health Administration official said Wednesday. Investigators have mapped about 90 percent of the Massey Energy mine, but up to six feet of water have kept them from searching two underground areas, said Kevin Stricklin, MSHA’s administrator of coal mine safety and health. Both are lower than surrounding areas of the mine, which has about 12 miles of underground workings, and haven’t been pumped out since the April 5 blast. Investigators hope to begin draining the larger of the two areas area this week, a section known as Headgate 22. It has essentially been untouched since rescuers re-

covered nine bodies there in April. “When you get up close to the face up there, you’ve got water bubbling,” Stricklin said. The bubbles are probably methane, but Stricklin discounted their significance. That said, Stricklin stressed the importance of entering the area to seek clues. “We want to look at everything as a potential cause,” he said. “We think it’s important to visit Headgate 22.” MSHA also has not examined another flooded section about 1,000 feet away. That area also will be drained and examined, Stricklin added. Officially the cause of the explosion hasn’t been determined, but MSHA blamed methane and coal dust in a preliminary report to President Barack Obama in April.

The agency’s latest update signaled much remains to be done as part of the investigation. MSHA said it has interviewed 197 witnesses, collected 260 pieces of evidence and taken more than 3,000 photographs. It also said that it has tested 1,800 dust samples to determine whether the mine was coated with explosive coal dust, among other things. Still unfinished are tests of dust samples from the flooded sections, further mapping, about 50 interviews and testing of electrical equipment, MSHA said. Investigators also plan to return as early as Wednesday to the mine’s main production area to search for a missing remote control device for operating the longwall mining machine and to seek out more methane detectors.

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staff agreed to be a part of the series because it had the potential to be beneficial to patients and their families. “We hope they will gain a better understanding of the diseases of the brain and how we treat them,” he said. “It was also an opportunity to highlight the extremely dedicated team of individuals at WVU Healthcare who treat our patients.” Bailes also stressed the importance of the series to the world of neurosurgery, saying he hoped the series would be educational for those unfamiliar with the profession. “We want to clarify and explain to people that a lot of these seemingly bad diseases can be effectively treated. Many diseases that people would think are hopeless can be treated and cured,” he said. “Our ability to provide high


Continued from page 1 Committees in the House of Delegates and Senate to sponsor a bill, Campolong said. It also hopes to partner with the Department of Highways, which is seeking a similar change, Morrow said. “I haven’t contacted them


Continued from page 1 good experiment,” Penn said. Students like Brittany Galiano, a junior pre-pharmacy major, said that when Penn uses Facebook it makes it seem like he is trying to


Continued from page 1 meeting that he did forget to give credit to Richmond and apologized. More than 60 students attended the meeting. Half of those in attendance were freshmen, SGA President Chris Lewallen said. A meet and greet with the those in attendance was orga-

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quality treatment to our patients is a credit to the nurses, anesthesiologists and the staff of WVU Healthcare.” Bailes has received national recognition for his work, including his studies on the brains of deceased athlete Chris Benoit, the professional wrestler who murdered his wife and child and then shot himself. He also looked at former WVU and Cincinnati Bengals player Chris Henry’s brain. In both cases, Bailes discovered that the brains of the former athletes were severely damaged, he said. ABC’s “Nightline” producer, Roxanna Sherwood, became aware of Bailes’ work when he was featured on “Nightline” in 2007 for his work on Benoit’s brain. “The Chris Benoit story was pitched to us through someone else, and I ended up with it on my plate,” Sherwood wrote in a statement. “I found myself in Morgan-

town, standing in front of an interesting microscopic brain scan. The big interest in the brain was there. I had done a couple of things on the brain before.” Sherwood said she was open to working with Bailes additionally in the future. “I love WVU. There is plenty of material coming out of that institution. I would love to be collaborating on more,” she said. “There are a lot of exciting things going on and the brain is an endlessly fascinating area of interest. Just on the brain alone, there is plenty to do right there in Morgantown.” The second installment of the series will air Sept. 2 and will focus more on Bailes’ daily life. The third episode will air Sept. 9 and will focus on an obesity surgery Bailes performed.

yet, but as soon as possible we’d like to meet with the Department of Highways to see how they are approaching this,” Morrow said. Classified Staff members work in five categories – technical, clerical, craft maintenance, managerial and professional, said Linda Campolong, Council member and housekeeper for Housing and Residential Education.

“Students are the reason we’re here,” Ron said. “We’re here as service personnel only because students are here.” Anyone on campus is a “customer” of classified staff, Linda said. “The employees are the backbone of the University,” Linda said. “We’re the ones that are always here.”

connect with his students. “When he sent out the Facebook group, I felt like he was really trying to relate to us students and make it as easy as possible for us,” Galiano said. The Facebook group was easier to access than MIX or eCampus, she added.

“I use Facebook all the time, so when the professor made the group it really has helped keep me posted,” Galiano said. Currently, 145 of Penn’s 200 students have joined the group.

nized by Student Connections to get more people involved in SGA. Evan Dove, a freshman political science major, voiced his opinion on the need for all dorms to have adequate air conditioning. “I was walking downtown, and I saw about five people stuffed in a MINI Cooper with the air on blast just to get cool,” Dove said. Gov. Ryan Campione said he

was really excited about Dove’s concern and has been looking into the issue. Another student approached Cheng after the meeting to say she was interested in viewing the SGA Master Plan. “I really liked your authority and your humor,” said Isabel Sheppherd, a freshman business major.


Continued from page 1 dentists is his main mission. Not only does he believe in educating students, but he insists on educating the people of society about the importance of dental care, he said. “We need to focus on active learning, critical thinking and commitment to lifelong learning,” Mariotti said. He also expressed the importance of providing service within a community. “You have to have activities that are current and susThe Daily Athenaeum USPS 141-980, is published daily fall and spring school terms on Monday thru Friday mornings and weekly on Wednesday during the summer terms, except school holidays and scheduled examination periods by the West Virginia University Committee for Student Publications at 284 Prospect St., Morgantown, WV, 26506 Second class postage is paid at Morgantown, WV 26506. Annual subscription price is $20.00 per semester out-of-state. Students are charged an annual fee of $20.00 for The Daily Athenaeum. Postmaster: Please send address changes, from 3579, to The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University, PO Box 6427, Morgantown, WV 26506-6427. Alan R. Waters is general manager. Editors are responsible for all news policies. Opinions expressed herein are not purported to be those of the student body, faculty, University or its Higher Education Governing Board. Views expressed in columns, cartoons and letters to the editor do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Athenaeum. Business office telephone is 304/ 293-4141 Editorial office telephone is 304/ 293-5092.

tained,” Mariotti said. “They need to include governance but also some changes in policy.” Research and education are also important to him, he said. Mariotti said that discovery is important in dentistry as students need to try to find out what works and what doesn’t. “Part of the learning is for students to be able to experiment,” he said. Mariotti, a native of southwestern Pennsylvania, received both his doctorate of Philosophy in Pharmacology and Toxicology in 1982 and Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1986 from West Virginia University. “This is very much a homecoming for him,” Dr. Scot Remick, MBRCC and Chair, Search Committee said. “It has been an absolute joy for me to be able to meet him again.”

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Arts museum completes first renovations by mackenzie mays associate a&e editor

The West Virginia University College of Creative Arts has neared completion of its first phase of renovations to the former Erickson Alumni Center and plans to be finished with the addition of an Art Museum in 2012. The Erickson Alumni Center has been upgraded to an education center for students, while maintaining its original design by world-renowned architect Michael Graves. Graves is known as one of “The New York Five,” a group of architects praised for their work in architectural modernism and has became a

household name with his designs distributed by Target. According to Art Museum Director, Joyce Ice, the inside renovations of the former Erickson Alumni Center have been completed and the exterior will be finished soon. The revamped student center will now house staff offices, a museum shop with refreshments and an outdoor terrace for seasonal use. The Great Hall will now host a variety of educational programs, including art activities, lectures, artist demonstrations, recitals and performances. This space will also be available to rent for receptions, dinners and other events. Associate Chair of the Di-

Victoria’s Secret PINK event date confirmed Oct. 7 The Victoria’s Secret PINK event will take place Oct. 7, the company has confirmed. No other details, such as performers or a schedule for the event, have been released. The free event will be similar to FallFest according to earlier reports, with students surveyed as to which performs will attend. It will fea-

ture free gifts, games, celebrities and a concert. West Virginia University won the concert as part of a nationwide vote. Schools competed through different rounds of voting and brackets. In the end, WVU beat 58 schools across the country and beat Rutgers in the final round. — ddr

Mountaineer Idol to hold sneak preview tonight West Virginia University’s annual singing competition will be holding a “sneak preview” of its 2010 season. The event will take place from 7:30 p.m. in the Mountainlair Food Court. According to a Drew Slu-

sarick, co-host of Mountaineer Idol, the preview will feature music, ‘big giveaways,’ and a chance for students to sign up and participate in the competition. — ddr

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vision of Arts Kristina Olsen said these renovations to the original Alumni Center which was built in 1986, will allow for more student access and be more welcoming to visiting speakers and artists. “The renovations to the Great Hall have now created a multi-functional building that will allow us to integrate students, staff and the public on our academic mission,” Olsen said. “Students have already began internships and research projects with the staff here.” The Art Museum is to be completed in late 2012, according to Ice and is designed by SmithGroup Architects. It will include two art galleries totaling 5300 sq. ft. and

will be designed to be the best atmosphere to hold the art pieces, controlling light, temperature and humidity. There will be free access into the Art Museum. The three story building will also house an electronic classroom, a study/seminar room and a space to showcase traveling exhibits. Ice said the new Art Museum will not only benefit the community but will also provide efficient space for the University’s artwork – something it has never had before. “The Art Museum will give the public an opportunity to see the collection that’s been here at WVU for years, but

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The outside of the former Erickson Alumni Center has recently completed its first stage of renovations. It will soon be used as an art gallery and education center.

Taziki’s: Mediterranean with a high-tech twist by jakE potts A&E writer

A week after launching, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe is serving more than 300 customers a day, according to general manager Jesse McNeely. The restaurant, located by Quiznos in the Mountainlair, launched with a soft-opening Aug. 19. Taziki’s offers a range of Mediterranean dishes, including grilled tilapia salad to roasted pork loin with tomato chutney aioli among many other dishes – something different from other restaurant menus. “I’m glad there’s a change of pace available. It’s good to get away from the burgers and fries every so often,” said Hesper Nelson, sophomore psychology major. Dubbed “fast casual,” McNeely said the goal is to offer healthy meals in a timely manner. “Our goal as a restaurant is to get the food from our kitchen the customer

Students line up at Taziki’s in the Mountainlair Wednesday. in under five minutes,” McNeely said. “We make all of our dishes fresh, and we cook them to the customer’s wishes.

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STUDENT FANS The Mountaineers face Coastal Carolina on September 4 Online ticketing begins at 12:01 a.m., Aug. 29

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Local rapper Josh “J” Mei recently released his first album “Shanghigh Nights,” available for download online. “Shanghigh Nights” is an experimental type of hip-hop album, produced by J Mei’s friend DJ Coutz. Coutz used samples from bands like Hall & Oates, Incubus and David Bowie on the album. Since the samples of these popular songs are not licensed, the album can be downloaded for free. J Mei is a Morgantown native who graduated from Ohio University with a degree in


broadcast journalism in 2009. The album was a “do-ityourself effort” and was recorded at J Mei’s home with only a microphone. The beats were produced on a computer by Coutz. “Shanghigh Nights” features guests Tone Capone and J Mei’s old hip-hop group the Iron MCs. J Mei described the album with a more “chill” style than a club-centered record, saying it wouldn’t be a song typically heard in places like Bent Willeys. “Most of the tracks aren’t hook-oriented,” J Mei said.

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Finish schedule changes by Friday With the first week of classes coming to an end, students should be selective with courses and finalize schedules. Friday is the last day to make any changes, including adding or dropping classes. Changes made within the second and consecutive weeks could lead to a “W,” a withdrawal, on a student’s transcript. Certain circumstances can be excused, said Steve Robinson, West Virginia University registrar, but changing sched-

ules after this date is difficult. The process includes filing paperwork and gaining approval by the dean of the student’s respective college. Students should register for a new class or drop a class by using STAR. Students can still drop a course until Oct. 29, but doing so after Aug. 27 will result in a “W” on their transcripts. Not only does completing a class schedule earlier make it easier for students to arrange work schedules and extracur-

ricular activities, but it also helps students get acclimated to classes. Beginning a class in the second or third week of a semester means a student could have missed multiple sessions and already have fallen behind on the coursework. Added stress during the first week of class is unnecessary with homework already piling up and adjusting to a new year. Because so many students are dropping out of classes the first week, new seats open up

that could allow extra room in a class a student couldn’t previously get into. Be sure any potential classes are feasible and allow for studying time. Some classes require more out-of-class reading than others, and allotting for that amount will save many headaches near Finals Week. Consider work schedules, studying time and extracurricular activities, and make room for a social life when completing class schedules.

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Sherrod’s ordeal a lesson in staying positive in hard times chelsea fuller columnist

For the past few weeks, the country has watched former Department of Agriculture employee Shirley Sherrod fight against the injustices that have been thrust upon her. On July 19, 2010, Sherrod (Mrs. Sherrod, as she prefers to be called) was forced to resign from her position as the Director of Agriculture for the state of Georgia due to accusations claiming that she had been racially biased in regards to providing help to a white farmer. These faulty allegations were made public by conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart. He posted a doctored clip of Sherrod addressing NAACP members at a meeting last March. It made it sound as though Sherrod limited the amount of aid she provided to the farmer’s family because he was white. This, of course, was not at all what Sherrod said. Almost immediately after the clip was posted to Breitbart’s website, it went viral, and Sherrod had allegedly become a card-carrying racist. Fox News got ahold of the story early on, adding their own personal insults to the already defamatory story. Bill O’Reilly was the first to air the doctored clip on national television, stating that Sherrod needed to resign. After the damage had already been done, it was discovered that the clip had been AP doctored and that Sherrod was Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, right, puts his arm around former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, left, not guilty. In Breitbart’s case, the unas they conclude a news conference at the Agriculture Department in Washington, Tuesday. veiling of the truth brought the

prompt end of his career by destroying his credibility. For Fox News and Bill O’Reilly, it brought more attention to the fact that both have long-standing reputations for prejudice, inaccuracies and biased news coverage. Considering that the network’s motto is “Fair and Balanced,” it appears that they continually fall short of providing that type of news. Since the drama began in mid-July, Sherrod has been fired, cleared of all accusations, and offered apologies by the USDA, President Obama, the NAACP, Fox News and Bill O’Reilly. She has also been offered numerous jobs, including the one she was forced to resign from. Many people feel that the situation should be over because all the guilty parties (except Breitbart) have tried to make amends. It is true that her name has been cleared and she has become a national figure, but that doesn’t negate the fact that her life was torn apart by manipulative people with an agenda. It was discovered that Breitbart aired the doctored clip as a strategy to harm the credibility of the NAACP, Shirley Sherrod. Sherrod has done many interviews since the incident occurred. One of the most widely publicized was her interview July 29 with CNN’s Don Lemon and other news correspondents at the 2010 National Association of Black Journalists Convention in San Diego. During the interview, Sherrod spoke openly about the ordeal and how it had affected her life. I had the privilege of being one of the members in the audience.

Sherrod was candid about the state of race relations in this country. Usually people in her positions talk about racial issues and injustice with a counterproductive apprehension and vagueness. In listening to Sherrod in person and on TV, it is easy to see that this situation has caused her a lot of pain and unnecessary drama. It is also very apparent that it has upset her, and rightly so. But one thing it has not done is turn her into a bitter or hateful person. Though her life has been turned upside down, she has remained dignified and positive. Circumstances like this could easily turn someone into a mean, even prejudice, individual. She still feels that this situation should be used by America as a reminder that we still have a long way to go in terms of race relations. Sherrod has shown that you can stand up for what you believe is right without becoming negative and hateful. When you are being attacked, it can be hard to refrain from harming those who have harmed you. It is the bravest of people who can make it through terrible circumstances without stooping to the level of those who caused the hardship. Sherrod said something that I will always remember, and that is if you stand up for what’s right and treat people how you want to be treated, “right will win in the end.” That simple phrase could make this country a much better place if people would actually try to live by it. Maybe one day.

No matter your opinion, Coach Stewart deserves support josh peters columnist

On Nov. 13, 2009, West Virginia squared off against Cincinnati in a football game that would essentially decide the Big East champion. I remember sitting in my living room watching the game with my friends when a buddy of one of my roommates came into the room intoxicated. He asked what the score of the game was, and I told him that Cincinnati was ahead by seven points. His response still bothers me to this day. “Oh yeah!” he exclaimed. Needless to say, I politely asked him to leave my apartment as soon as possible. We ended up losing that game 24-21, and Cincinnati won the Big East Conference Championship. The next day, my roommate apologized for what his friend had said. He offered up this excuse for why he was cheering against West Virginia. “Oh, he hates Coach Stewart. He wants us to lose so they fire him and get a real coach.” This was not the first time I had heard this line of thought. On the day of the Cincinnati game, I was given a ride home from class by a friend whose opinion I value. He took the


line of argument that even though he wanted us to win, it may not be in our best interest in the long run. Although I understand the reasoning behind those cheering against their team if they want the coach to be fired, I still find it to be deplorable. The point of being a fan is that you cheer for your team to win. Period. Another good friend of mine summed up this line of thinking by saying, “If you would prefer to be right and our team be bad rather than be wrong and our team be good, then you aren’t a fan.” For example, I did not agree with the coaching philosophy of John Beilein. We took way too many three-point shots, we put absolutely no emphasis on rebounding the basketball, and we could lose to any team in the country on a given day. However, in his five seasons at the helm, I did not once cheer against West Virginia so we could get a coach that I liked better. Even though I didn’t like that style of basketball, we achieved a great deal of success under Beilein, which included a three year run of an Elite Eight, a Sweet Sixteen and a National Invitational Tournament championship. Beilein did this University a great service. He took a program that was in shambles and righted the ship. He laid the groundwork for the extreme

level of success that Bob Huggins is now achieving. Unlike other coaches who left, he carried himself with a degree of class, and I am proud to have had him as our coach for five seasons. I may not agree with everything that Stewart has done in his two seasons here at WVU, but he is our coach, and he has my full support. This is a call to every fan on campus and off, especially to our incoming freshmen and transfer students. Let’s change the attitude. Let’s be positive. Cheer every time we take the field that Stewart and the Mountaineer football team will take us to victory. A leader is only as strong as the faith carried by those he leads. We need to show that faith. That doesn’t mean we have to agree with every decision that is made by the coaching staff, but it does mean that we should never waiver in our devotion to this team and its eventual success. As this new football season approaches, I hope that Stewart and the Mountaineer football team prove all the doubters wrong. I hope that the fans embrace this team and this philosophy as their own. Most of all, I hope that the first time Noel Devine only gets 12 carries in a game, I can take my own advice and not use this column to call for Jeff Mullen’s job.


West Virginia University football Coach Bill Stewart shakes hands during the Big East Football media day Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, in Newport, R.I.



Thursday August 26, 2010


Morgantown Arts Center debuts Iraq play ‘Infidel’ Play written by local veteran based on his experiences by ashlie walter A&E WRITER

M.T. Pockets will be debuting a play, “Infidel,” written by Morgantown native Robert Leonhard Aug. 26 through Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. in the Tanner Theatre of the Monongalia Arts Center. “Infidel” is the story of a soldier’s experiences with the Iraq war and his relationships with friends, enemies and himself. Shea Thompson, director of the play, called “Infidel” a “psychological thriller.” “It’s very brutally honest, graphic at times, with what war does to the human psyche and the effect that it has on the people that are in this line of work,” he said. The characters are played by Jay Lindsay, Sean Marko, Melissa Ryan, Jay Yokochi,

Walter Hurd, Kristen McCabe and Cody Tarantini. Leonhard, an Iraq war veteran, focuses on the depression that many veterans feel and that he himself experienced. The play was originally performed at the Outside the Lines Theatre Company in Chicago. Leonhard worked with M.T. Pockets’ resident playwright Don Fidler to make slight changes to the script. Leonhard wanted the play to be less cruel because the original promoted depression. “The original version was very angry and dark, and now that I’m older and have a better perspective, I wanted to make the play softer,” Leonhard said. Leonhard was deployed to Iraq from 2004-05 as a convoy escort in the Army National Guard; he also worked in Kuwait as a government contractor. Before he was deployed, Leonhard had earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at West Virginia University and a Juris Doctor

from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He currently works as an attorney of commercial litigation. The play also features multimedia production. It is a blend of video clips, voice overs and stage acting. Thompson wanted to make the play different from others. “The multimedia makes the play very avant-garde and dark,” Thompson said. “It also contains very graphic material such as stage blood and an actual gun being fired.” There will be a talk-back session with the playwright, director and cast after the Aug. 26 performance. Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors and $8 for students. It is also recommended for mature audiences. Tickets can be bought at the MAC or online at www. shop.mtpocketstheatre. com.

Missy Ryan practices a monologue from the upcoming performance ‘Infidel’.


Eating not just for healthy life, but healthy mind BRITTNI MCGUIRE A&E WRITER

With the beginning of a new school year, it is easy to fall into the trap of unhealthy meal plans. As many freshmen will learn, it seems like the easiest option to use meal plans in the Mountainlair between classes at Burger King or Quiznos. Though these restaurants are full of tasty foods and fast options, they do not provide the healthiest eats for students trying to fuel their body to get them through the school year with plenty of energy and good grades. The best options for meal plan usage would be to use them at the

salad bar and fruit stands in residence halls rather than using them at fast food restaurants all the time. If inclined to eat at fast food restaurants, Quiznos does offer salads, sandwiches and soups for somewhat healthier options. Greasy foods only cause your body to shut down and get tired in the middle of the school day. If the body is using every drop of energy trying to digest the unhealthy lunch or dinner how will the brain be able to study or soak up new material? Having a schedule throughout the day or week also helps students to find room for healthy options rather than eating on the go. “I try to plan what I am going to eat a week in advance so I don’t find myself relying on drivethrough and snack foods to fill what

should be a normal meal,” said Taylor Richmond, senior political science major. “I like Hatfields in the Mountainlair, because it is the only place on campus for upperclassmen that has a salad bar and food that is actually cooked and not just friend or flame broiled.” Students seem to be taking more of an active role in healthy eating. Organizations like Student Government and WELLWVU provide students with information and awareness about healthy eating and it’s effect on learning. “I have learned that a healthy and active lifestyle has only better prepared me for University life and learning,” said Garrett Robinson, Student Government Association governor focusing on a Wellness platform. “Healthy eating plays a large role in the success of students.”

Not only does healthy eating provide energy and strive to have a successful year as a student but also provides students with confidence and stamina in the social aspect of college life. “A large part of the student experience is becoming socialized with peers in your classes, dorms and other campus environments,” Robinson said. “Feeling good about yourself and maintaining a healthy lifestyle will create a positive impact on your personal outlook, therefore creating the opportunity for you to succeed in these social relationships.” Whether it’s in the classroom or residence hall, healthy eating provides students with success in both school and social environments. brittni.mcguire@mail.wvue.du


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Campus Calendar Campus Calendar Policy To place an announcement, fill out a form in The Daily Athenaeum office no later than three days prior to when the announcement is to run. Information may also be faxed to 304-293-6857 or e-mailed to Announcements will not be taken over the phone. Please include

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Evansdale Campus. Students who are in recovery of any kind are welcome to attend this closed, private meeting. The Morgantown SongWVU Club Tennis will have pracwriter Circle will meet at the tice from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. at RidMonongalia Arts Center at 7 geview Racquet Club. For carpooling, p.m. This is an informal group call 304-906-4427. New members are for songwriters to meet and always welcome. work on new material in a caThe Catalan table will meet at sual setting. For more infor4 p.m. at Maxwell’s. All levels are welmation, contact Jim at 304come. For more information, call 304212-8833 or e-mail songs@ 293-5121, ext. 5509. WVU Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Shell Building. No experience is Today necessary. For more information, conSuper Kmart is hiring all positions tact Sarah Lemanski at sarah_lemanand will have a recruitment table in the Mountainlair Commons from 11 traditional karate class for a.m. to 2 p.m. self-defense meets at 9 p.m. in MultiContemporary Services Cor- purpose Room A of the Student Recporation is hiring event staff for reation Center. football games and will have a recruitment table in the Mountainlair Com- Continual mons from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. MON GENERAL HOSPITAL needs volunteers for the information desk, Aug. 27 pre-admission testing, hospitalTomchin Planetarium will ity cart, mail delivery and gift shop. present “Origins of Life” at 8 p.m. and For more information, call Christina “Amazing Astronomers of Antiquity” Brown at 304-598-1324. at 9 p.m. in Room 425 of Hodges Hall. Wellness programs on topics Admission is free, but reservations are such as nutrition, sexual health and required and can be made be 304- healthy living are provided for inter293-3422, ext. 1443. Tomchin will be ested student groups, organizations open at 8:30 p.m. for public viewing or classes by WELL WVU Student Wellon the same night. ness and Health Promotion. For more WVU Health Sciences Research information, visit will have a recruitment table in the wellness. Mountainlair Commons from 11 a.m. Well wvu STUDENT HEALTH is to 2 p.m. They will be taking applica- paid for by tuition and fees and is contions for student interviewer positions fidential. For appointments or more for a research project. information, call 304-293-2311 or visit Every Thursday NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS, a nightly in the Morgantown and Fair12-step program to assist participants mont areas. For more information, call in developing healthier relationships the helpline at 800-766-4442 or visit of all kinds, meets at 7 p.m. in the con- ference room of Chestnut Ridge HosALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets pital. For more information, call Mary daily. For help or a schedule, call 304at 304-296-3748. 291-7918. For more information, visit LUTHERAN DISASTER Response COLLEGIATE CORPS meets at the LuCARITAS HOUSE, a local nonprofit theran Chapel at 8 p.m. The LDRCC re- organization serving West Virginsponds to regional and national disas- ians with HIV/AIDS, needs donations ters. No experience is necessary. For of food and personal care items and more information, e-mail Stephanie at volunteers to support all aspects of or visit the organization’s activities. For more information, call 304-985-0021. Confidential counseling MUSLIM STUDENTS ASSOCIATION hosts a weekly Islam and Arabic services are provided for free by class at 6:30 p.m. in the Monongahela the Carruth Center for PsychologiRoom of the Mountainlair. For more cal and Psychiatric Services. A walkinformation, contact Sohail Chaudhry in clinic is offered weekdays from 9 at 304-906-8183 or schaudhr@mix. a.m. to 4 p.m. Services include educational, career, individual, couples The Morgantown Chess Club and group counseling. Please visit meets from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the to find out more basement of the First Christian Church information. SCOTT’S RUN SETTLEMENT at 100 Cobun Ave. Meetings will not be held the last Thursday of every HOUSE, a local outreach organizamonth. For more information, visit tion, needs volunteers for daily programs and special events. For more CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST information or to volunteer, contact holds its weekly CRU meetings at 9 Adrienne Hines at vc_srsh@hotmail. p.m. in Room G24 of Eiesland Hall. com or 304-599-5020. Women, Infants and Children People can join 300 others for live music, skits and relevant messages. For needs volunteers. WIC provides edumore information, e-mail roy.baker@ cation, supplemental foods and immunizations for pregnant women or visit United Methodist Student and children under 5 years of age. Movement meets at 7 p.m. at the This is an opportunity to earn volCampus Ministry Center on the corner unteer hours for class requirements. of Price and Willey streets. For more For more information, contact Miinformation, e-mail wvumethodist@ chelle Prudnick at 304-598-5180 or 304-598-5185. Free Rapid HIV Testing is availCaduceus, a completely confidential organization of people who work able on the first Monday of every in any role in health care fields who are month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the in addiction recovery, meets at 6 p.m. Caritas House office located at 391 in the large conference room of Chest- Scott Ave. Test results are available in nut Ridge Behavioral Health Center on 20 minutes and are confidential. To


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make an appointment, call 304-2934117. For more information, visit www. Big Brothers Big Sisters, a United Way agency, is looking for volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-on-one community-based and school-based mentoring programs. Communitybased mentors pick up a child at his or her home and do activities the two of them choose together on a weekly basis. School-based mentors meet with a child at an area elementary school during the after-school program for one hour, one day per week for homework help and hanging out. To volunteer, contact Sylvia at 304-983-2823, ext. 104 or e-mail Rosenbaum Family House, which provides a place for adult patients and their families to stay while receiving medical care at WVU, is looking for service organizations to provide dinner for 20 to 40 Family House guests. Although the hospital cafeteria is only steps away, guests enjoy a home-cooked or restaurant-donated meal. People may, individually or as a group, provide the food, serve and clean up on a regular basis or as a one-time event. For more information, call 304-598-6094 or e-mail rfh@ Literacy VolunteerS is seeking volunteers for one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and English as a second language. Volunteer tutors will complete tutor training, meet weekly with their adult learners, report volunteer hours quarterly, attend at least two in-service trainings per year, and help with one fundraising event. For more information, call 304-296-3400 or email Catholic Mass is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Mountaineer Spay/Neuter Assistance Program is an all-volunteer nonprofit that promotes spay/ neuter to reduce the number of homeless pets that are euthanized every year. M-SNAP needs new members to help its cause, as does ReTails, a thrift shop located in the Morgantown Mall. For more information, go to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is an interdenominational student-led organization that meets weekly on campus. Everyone is welcome to attend events. For more information, e-mail Daniel at ivcfwvu@ or visit the IVCF website at The Association for Women in Science meets on the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon at Hatfields in the Mountainair. All students and faculty are invited. For more information, email The Chemistry Learning Center, located on the ground floor of the Chemistry Reasearch Laboratories is open Monday through Friday 9 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The M-Town Mpowerment Project, a community-building program run by and geared towards young gay, bisexual men 18 to 29, are creating an environment in the Morgantown community where young men can feel empowered to make a difference in their lives. Mpowerment also focuses on HIV and STD prevention education. For more information, call 304-319-1803.

Horoscopes BY JACQUELINE BIGAR born today This year, you move in a new direction because of input and relationships with those who are close. You might find or feel that you are always on your own. You always have been; you just might not have known it. Learn to be dependent on only yourself. If you are single, many exciting people could mosey through your life. Love is intense and unpredictable. Don’t try to anchor someone in. Let him or her be free if you value the bond. If you are attached, your significant other could become very unpredictable. Don’t take his or her actions personally. The relationship could encourage you to transform as well. ARIES reads you cold. ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH Your instincts guide you. The unexpected weaves through your daily life. You gain new insights and knowledge from events and people. A detached yet observant attitude pays off. Tonight: Chill, then decide. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH Don’t lose your focus when someone surprises you. You could be shaking your head for quite a while about what is going on. Investigate and understand what is motivating others. Flex. Tonight: You need some downtime. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Others follow your lead. You might be far more flexible than you think. Many people are amazed at how you adjust to the vicissitudes of life. Take the lead once more in stormy waters. Tonight:

Be ready to join friends. If the invitation doesn’t come, you make the first move. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Reach out for someone at a distance. You might not believe some of the information and news heading in your direction. The unexpected plays a role. Listen, but also detach in order to get to the bottom line. Tonight: Could be working late. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH A partner moves forward with ideas. What someone suggests could be shocking, if nothing else. Understand what is happening with this person, and look for solutions. Don’t trust anyone with your financial decisions. Tonight: Follow the music. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH You will want to defer to others. Understand what is going on behind the scenes with a partner. You might want to detach from someone who always is shaking up the status quo. You might not want to tolerate this uproar. Tonight: Just don’t be alone. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH You will be left holding down the fort if no one else can or will. An element of disruption and change floats through your day, forcing your hand. Be willing to incorporate new technology. Tonight: Stretch and take a walk, then decide what appeals to you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHHH You have the adaptability and creativity to move past an immediate issue. You discover that others could be floored,

whereas your mind is delighted by challenges. A child or loved one could act up. Tonight: Join in on some fun. Still, make it an early night. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Listen to news that comes forward. You might need to make an adjustment. You could make a major change in your domestic or personal life, should you decide to. You might opt to work from home. Tonight: Hang out close to home. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH The unexpected occurs while just going through your daily life. You might be distracted, but not for long. A situation invigorates you. Clear out calls and catch up on news, even if it is laced with gossip! Tonight: Hang out. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH You could be viewing a risk differently from many who surround you. Get to the bottom of a problem, knowing a situation is wide open. A partner might be uncomfortable with your focus. Tonight: Head out to a local spot. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHHH You might be surprised by everything that heads in your direction. Others find you a bit off or flaky. Listen to your inner voice, as you are going to be pushed in a new direction. Tonight: Do your thing, and buy yourself a much-needed treat. BORN TODAY Art collector Peggy Guggenheim (1898), Christian missionary Mother Teresa (1910), actor Macaulay Culkin (1980)


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‘Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World’: A throwback to classic side-scrollers JAMIE CARBONE CAMPUS CALENDAR EDITOR

Side-scrollers are one of the reasons I play video games today. I was raised on titles like “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Double Dragon” and, while I’ve diversified my interests since then, they will always hold a special place in my heart. Which is why I’m so glad that Ubisoft created “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.” The game, which is mostly an adaptation of the books, but also pulls a few things from the movie, again tells the story of Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers. Scott must defeat Ramona’s evil exes, but instead of going on this adventure by his lonesome, Scott is accompanied by Ramona and his bandmates Stephen Stills and Kim Pines. Together, the foursome work together to defeat the exes, as well as leagues of emo kids, robot minions and flying piggy banks. It is a weird game, one that keeps up the video game references that are a trademark of the series. But it is a good game nonetheless. The play style is your typically side-scroller with characters having a strong attack as well as a weak attack, with each one also able to use a unique special attack, plus they can summon Scott’s ex Knives Chau into battle, and,

depending on the who summons her, she can join the fight or heal the party. Players can also pick up weapons over the course of every level, be it typical ones like baseball bats or more unique fair like buckets or red solo cups. However, this game does feature a twist on the usual formula by allowing characters to level, getting stronger as they do, as well as learning new abilities such as a slide attack or how to counter. As players progress through the game, they can purchase items with the Canadian money they pick up during their adventure. Items include books that will raise their stats and food that will allow them to enter hyper mode. The hyper mode is a nice touch, inspired by a scene from “Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life,” which allows players to almost endlessly wallop an opponent into oblivion and can decimate tougher opponents. What is nice about this game is that it can be played solo or with a full party and can be fun both ways. Sure, the gameplay gets a little easier the more people you have playing, but it’s never too easy, as the game will increase the number of opponents with number of active players. Those who do play the game solo should make sure to run through it with each playable character, as they all have a unique ending, with only one

being the true ending from the story. This game isn’t just fun because it is a modernized version of a classic form of gameplay, but it’s also interesting from an artistic standpoint. The sprites, which is a video game item that is created out of pixels, are each beautiful and unique in their own way. It can be little things like a certain character’s outfit or how an item moves, to the vast backgrounds featured in the game, but everything seems to have


been created to be the best possible representation. Another great thing about the game is its music. Performed by chiptune band Anamanaguchi, the music is a throwback to the Nintendo days of consoles and really sets an appropriate mood. As for Scott Pilgrim fans who were bummed out by their favorite peripheral character not making it into the movie, fear not, as odds are they make some kind of appearance in this game, be it as a background character

or someone who runs one of the many accessible shops. They really seem to be giving the fans what they want here. My only complaint about the game is that the more people you have playing, the more hectic it can get. For example, if you are knocked down in the middle of combat, it is quite easy for one of your partners to accidentally pick you up and start throwing you around, dealing damage all over the place. It can get pretty annoying.

Yet it doesn’t take away from the core aspects of the gameplay, and with enough conversation between teammates, situations such as this can be avoided for the most part. “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” is available now on both PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade, and at the price of $10, it’s a fantastic deal.



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At their other locations nationwide, Taziki’s customers are assigned a number and are called on when their orders are ready. Due to the acoustics of the Mountainlair and heavy walking traffic, the restaurant has an alternative method to alerting their customers: text message. “When a customer completes their order, they enter their cell phone number into our electronic keypad. After their food has been prepared, they are notified via text with a simple push of a button,” McNeely said. “This way, our lines aren’t backed up, and we can receive new orders quicker and easier.” Freshman biology major, Robert Berons, who ordered a chicken pesto basil gyro Wednesday, liked the system. In an effort to raise awareness of Taziki’s, McNeely gave away free food to incoming students during move-in weekend. “With all of the buffets and free food being passed out to incoming students, we figured it was our move to offer some free food, and it definitely paid off,” McNeely said.

There are no choruses, which makes the album sound more like a spokenword record than a hip-hop album. Stand-out tracks on the album include the opener “Yes, Me” and track “Posted Up” featuring Tone Capone. Its obvious that J Mei is writing for his friends on this record, with a few inside jokes included. It’s hard to criticize an artist who creates music just for himself without monetary commitments in mind. “I’d like people to put this record on right at the end of the night of partying,” J Mei said. “Next time I would like to write something more pop-styled.” A unique topic that J Mei raps about is his heritage as a first-generation Chinese American. “I’m a walking oxymoron,” J Mei said. “I’m an Asian rapper from West Virginia.” Raised in West Virginia, having family in New York City, and being fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese has given J Mei an in-

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Seniors Nelson Coelho, left, and Mike Priolo, right, place their orders at Taziki’s in the Mountainlair. Priolo, a multidisciplinary studies major, has already been to Taziki’s multiple times, and plans to keep coming back. “I think the text message feature is incredible,” he said. “You can go get other things done rather than waiting in line for your food.” Meal prices range from $6 to $9. Though the restaurant has been open for a week, the system needed to accept meal plans is not yet in place. It is expected soon, McNeely said. daa&

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Original, dusty Kermit the Frog dummy donated to the Smithsonian Museum WASHINGTON (AP) — The original Kermit the Frog, his body created with an old dullgreen coat and his eyes made of pingpong balls, has returned home to the nation’s capital, where the puppet got his start. The first Kermit creation from Jim Henson’s Muppet’s collection appeared in 1955 on the early TV show “Sam and Friends,” produced at Washington’s WRC-TV. Henson’s widow Jane Henson on Wednesday donated 10 characters from the show to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. She said the original characters provided five minutes of fun each night after the local news. “I think people realized that if you put Kermit’s face up there, it was just as powerful,” Jane Henson, 76, said. “We were mostly just doing it to entertain ourselves.” The Hensons attended the University of Maryland and got into the TV business with Willard Scott and other pioneers while in college. Their connection to the area makes the Smithsonian a perfect home for Henson’s original puppets, friends said. “It’s not just the puppets coming home, but in a way it’s Jane and Jim coming home,” said Arthur Novell, executive


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Kramer can have success in Year One In 2006, West Virginia men’s soccer coach Marlon LeBlanc took over the program just days before the team reported for preseason camp. With an NCAA investigation a potential burden hanging over the program’s head after former coach Mike Seabolt was fired, the expectations were muddled. But LeBlanc came in with a new sense of excitement. He not only got the most out of his new players, but he even created a buzz in the community about the program. It also helped he had a veteran team led by goal scorers Jarrod Smith and Andy Wright and goalkeeper Nick Noble. The 2006 Mountaineer men’s soccer team started the season Aug. 25 and didn’t lose a game until Sept. 19 when it played No. 1 Virginia – and even that took overtime. The Mountaineers beat six top 25 teams that season. A stunning 2,153 fans saw WVU defeat No. 6 Notre Dame 2-1, which at the time was a Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium record. WVU won the regular season Big East Conference title. While WVU did end up losing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at home to UNC Greensboro, LeBlanc’s first season was above and beyond expectations. Since then, LeBlanc has dealt with some NCAA issues brought on by the previous coach, which limited scholarships and spring practices. Yet, he has still been able to put a successful group out on the pitch. “It’s been a slow build,” LeBlanc said. “We’ve been able to build this team to finally have a little bit of depth. There were some challenges early on because of the NCAA issues our first year and the loss of a spring season.” Heading into such a difficult situation, it proved any coach is capable of taking over a team in the first year and winning big. That’s new WVU volleyball coach Jill Kramer’s job this year. Kramer took over the program from long-time coach Veronica Hammersmith just one day before preseason camp. Hammersmith abruptly retired in July. Kramer, the former Virginia assistant coach, had a team dinner to get to know the players and quickly got to work. Similarly to LeBlanc’s first team, Kramer has a veteran roster. The team’s four

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Men’s soccer nets 3 goals in win By Brian Kuppelweiser Sports Writer

During the 2009 soccer season, the West Virginia men’s soccer team struggled to find the back of the net at all. However, the Mountaineers found it three times Wednesday night in a 3-0 shutout exhibition victory over Robert Morris at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. “I said to (assistant coaches Chad Brown and Brian John-

son) on the sidelines, ‘I don’t think we have scored three goals since 2007,’” said West Virginia head coach Marlon LeBlanc. “But exhibition or not, I will take the three goals.” In fact, it was the first time since the 2007 regular season finale against Providence that WVU has scored more than two goals in a game. Junior college transfer Uzi Tayou netted the first goal of the contest just eight and half minutes into the contest, as he

directed the ball into the net off a cross from his brother Franck Tayou. “The goal was very, very special to us,” Uzi Tayou said. “(Franck) told me in the locker room at halftime that he was looking for me and that he was glad it was me that was there to finish.” In the second half, sophomore forward Peabo Doue found the back of the net for

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West Virginia captain Ray Gaddis has his shirt tugged by a Robert Morris defender during the Mountaineers’ game with the Colonials Wednesday night at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

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Defensive line will use speed to its advantage Mountaineers experimenting with utilizing four-down linemen By Tony Dobies Sports Editor

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West Virginia defensive tackle Scooter Berry is back at 100 percent and is expected to be a leader along the defensive front in 2010.

West Virginia’s defense is learning from last year’s mistakes – specifically along the defensive line. Toward the end of last season, the Mountaineers began to implement a four-down line front on third-and-long or passing situations. It allowed WVU to bother the opposing quarterback more consistently and to be more effective against the pass. Now, the defensive line has been working on that “40” defense in fall camp to have it ready to use by the Sept. 4 season opener against Coastal Carolina. “This year, coming in we wanted to emphasize it and get it up and running early in the year so we can have it all year,” said WVU’s starting defensive end Julian Miller. As a freshman, Miller made a name for himself in a similar “swat” formation. The junior defender is playing on the inside of the “40” package. Also on the inside is starting defensive tackle Scooter Berry. The outside rush ends in the “40” package are incoming junior college transfer Bruce Irvin and redshirt freshman Will Clarke. “They are big, tall men, and they can all run,” said WVU head coach Bill Stewart. Irvin is being touted as the next Mountaineer defensive star. He is considered one of the best pure pass rushers the program has recruited in its history. In fact, in Irvin’s first team scrimmage last Saturday, Irvin recorded two sacks in two consecutive third-down situations. “I have a lot of raw abilities,” Irvin said. “I just need to work on them.” The Mountaineers will line up in a more traditional three-man front most of the time this season, though. The starters all return, led by senior nose tackle Chris Neild, Berry and Miller. The three have a combined 71 career starts and should make up one of the mostfeared defensive lines in the Big East. While his statistics (95 career tackles) don’t stand out, defensive coordi-

nator Jeff Casteel called Neild the best nose tackle he has coached in his nine years at WVU. “Chris is the best nose guard in our league, and he’s the best nose guard at West Virginia since I’ve been here,” Casteel said in March. The Stroudsburg, Pa., native was named to nearly every preseason allBig East team. “You have to be a tough guy to be a nose tackle,” Neild said. “It’s purely a team position where you work toward one goal.” Berry is coming back from a down year in which he struggled with injuries. In fact, defensive line coach Bill Kirelawich said he told Berry not to have surgery on a bum shoulder during the season. “He played injured all year long … so this guy in my mind was a warrior,” Kirelawich said. “Anybody can play healthy, but at one point or another they have to play hurt.” Miller led the Mountaineers in sacks last year with 8.5 – most of those coming in the first half of the season before teams began to focus on him. He gained weight in hopes of improving those statistics and becoming more consistent. “Experience anytime is an advantage. If you have experience, you have guys that have played together and know the defense and what to expect from each different offense in the league,” Miller said. “We have experience on the defense, and that is a major key. It can help us out a lot.” The line is significantly deeper than in past years. Behind the starting three are any combination of Irvin, Clarke, defensive tackle Jorge Wright and nose tackle Josh Taylor among others. “Last year, we had that same three guys but didn’t have anyone behind them on any consequence. We had bodies there, but inexperienced bodies,” Kirelawich said. “This year, we will have game ready that can go in and get 20, 25, 30, 40 snaps a game. That way, we hope (the starters) don’t get as beat up as they did last year.”

WVU’s Berry hopes for special senior season By Tony Dobies Sports Editor

Defensive tackle Scooter Berry hasn’t been himself in a long time. At first it was a shoulder injury. Then it was academics. All of those affected West Virginia’s most-veteran player in 2009. So, to say he struggled to play at his best last season would’ve been an

understatement. A year later, Berry has one thing to say: “I’m back.” The redshirt senior has a team-leading 28 career starts, and he’s looking to stay healthy in 2010 to up that number. That’s something he couldn’t do last year, though. Berry entered last season as one of the defensive leaders. A shoulder injury he suffered

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after a sack against East Carolina would hurt any production he could make the rest of the season. It was an injury that he could play with, though. That’s exactly what defensive line coach Bill Kirelawich asked Berry to do. “Scooter should’ve been operated on about midway through the season,” Kirelawich said. “I told him, ‘Scooter, you can’t get operated on. You can’t give up the season. Let’s hang in there a little longer.’” Berry was able to play through the pain against Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Rutgers. “This guy in my mind was a warrior,” Kirelawich said. “Anybody can play healthy, but at one point or another they have to play hurt.” With the shoulder injury already hindering his ability on the field, he also struggled off-the-field in the classroom. Berry was ruled ineligible for the 2010 Gator Bowl because of those academic marks. Berry had offseason shoulder surgery after the 2009 season. He missed the entire spring season rehabbing the shoulder. Now, it seems his play and spirits are back at 100 percent. “I feel like I’m about 40,” he said with a laugh. “I’ve been here a while, and I’ve been

through a lot, and I think it definitely matured me as a person and as an athlete – character, charisma, dedication, motivation – I just feel like it enhanced me a great deal, and it will carry onto the field.” A healthy Berry could mean a stronger defense, too. “Part of the issue last year was that we struggled because we never had the same 11 on the field, but that’s football, and you have to get over that,” said defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel. “When you have a guy like Scooter, you have an athletic kid that knows how to play the game. Scooter is a guy that we need to be out on the field to be successful.” So this year, it will be of ultimate importance for Berry to stay away from the injury list. To do that, the key might be taking plays off. Kirelawich, Casteel and WVU head coach Bill Stewart have all talked to Berry about staying fresh. It is a lot easier to do that because of the newfound depth along the defensive line, Berry said. “We’ve got a lot of depth this season, and that’s a great thing for (Kirelawich) because he never really has depth. He wants to be able to roll guys in and out, not sweat,” Berry said. “I’m just looking forward

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Conference crown up for grabs more than ever Heading into the 2010 football season, the Pittsburgh Panthers are the favorites to win the conference. Cincinnati is coming off two-straight Big East titles and teams like Connecticut and West Virginia are right there waiting for those two teams to falter. Here’s a preview of each Big East team heading into this season. Cincinnati A new coach and quarterback will make for a new-look team. Cincinnati has a lot to prove this season if it wants to remain top in the Big East. The Bearcats have won three-straight conference titles and must establish a new identity to win their fourth championship. UC just missed the top 25 to start the season. It ranked No. 26 in the Associated Press’s top 25 preseason poll. After making four starts a year ago, quarterback Zach Collaros has the talent to be a breakout star at the position. Collaros completed 93-of-124 passes in his sophomore year and returning is second-leading receiver Armon Binns. Notorious for its air attack in year’s past, Cincinnati will look to be more balanced in 2010. Running back Isaiah Pead led the league in yards per carry (6.7) a year ago. UC is led by new coach Butch Jones who replaces departed coach Brian Kelly. For three years at Central Michigan, Jones led the Chippewas to a 27-13 record. Connecticut The Huskies can pound it out with the best of them on the ground. Connecticut looks to be one of the best teams in the country in terms of rushing offense. A year ago, a pair of running backs earned more than 1,000 yards on the ground. The Huskies lose Andre Dixon to graduation but return Jordan Todman, who rushed for 1,237 yards in 2009. Todman has an excellent line who can block for him. All-Big East first-team selection offensive guard Zach Hurd and center Moe Petrus have made 26 career starts a piece. The Huskies return a pair of other linemen, and the unit looks to be one of the toughest in the conference. UConn has been tabbed as one of the potential surprise teams in the conference and even the nation. Quarterback Zach Frazer also has a wealth of experience to develop a quality offense all around. Louisville The Cardinals have fallen to the conference doldrums over


Continued from page 8 seniors accounted for more than 50 percent of the team’s sets played, and that is expected to continue this year. Kramer will use those four seniors as leaders. She also has the help of Hammersmith’s assistant coaches Bakeer Ganes and Ashley Pappas who know the team already. “I need them,” Kramer said while laughing. “They know Morgantown. They know West Virginia. They know the girls and have some stability with them, so that’s important.” The one key difference is the goal. LeBlanc set his goal early of

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West Virginia cornerback Brandon Hogan signs a WVU football poster during Fan Day earlier this week. The Mountaineers’ defense, behind Hogan, is expected to be one of the best in the Big East. the past few years. It looks as if the Cardinals will stay there for a while. New head coach Charlie Strong will look to implement a system with a stand tough defense, although that may take a few years. For 2010, the Cardinals have strength up front on the defensive line. Defensive end Greg Scruggs is an excellent pass rusher who has a knack at getting to the quarterback with six tackles for losses a year ago. The personal quarterback struggles are the biggest worry for a team who averaged 334.1 yards of offense last season. Quarterback Adam Froman won the starting spot over Justin Burke and Will Stein in fall camp. All three could play this season, though.

beyond his years. Savage appeared in all 12 games a year ago and ended the year second in the nation in freshman passing yards with 2,211 yards. Savage’s top receiver is also a true sophomore. Mohamed Sanu is a dual threat weapon running and catching the ball. He was second on the team in each category last year. The Scarlet Knights took a hit on the defensive side losing starters at each unit. The strong suit will be at the linebacker position, although the defensive line returns three starters. Linebacker Steve Beauharnais had five sacks in his freshman year. The team remains young in 2010 but still has talent to strive in the conference.

Pittsburgh Tabbed as the front runner to win the Big East, Pittsburgh has all the tools for success. The No. 15 Panthers are locked at the running back position with Dion Lewis, the conference’s offensive rookie of the year in 2009. Lewis rushed for 1,779 yards as a freshman. On defense, Pitt may have the scariest lineman in the conference. Greg Romeus shared defensive player of the year honors and led a unit that led the nation in sacks with 3.62 per game last year. The backline of defense also can make plays. The secondary returns three starters from a year ago. Many Panthers fans called for quarterback Tino Sunseri to start over former quarterback Bill Stull. Sunseri appeared in five games last year. Sunseri will look to receiver Jon Baldwin, a first team all-Big East selection in 2009.

South Florida Perhaps no player in the country made a bigger splash than USF quarterback B.J. Daniels. Daniels may be the best rushing quarterback in the Big East as he led the conference with 772 yards on the ground. Daniels has the ability to scramble and is very quick for his large frame. He scored nine rushing touchdowns last year. Daniels also has quite the strong arm and can throw to Dontavia Bogan and Sterling Griffin. The tandem has six touchdown catches between the two of them. Five all-Big East defensive selections from a year ago depart the Bulls. South Florida’s defense intercepted 13 passes last year but still needs an impact player to step up to replace trusty defensive ends George Selvie and Jason PierrePaul. Linebacker Sabbath Joseph is the top returning tackler from 2009 recording just 24 individual tackles.

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making it to the NCAA Tournament – a place Seabolt had been to. Kramer’s goal is set lower and rightly so. The team had been less successful over the last three years under Hammersmith than the men’s soccer program was under Seabolt. Still, a Big East tournament bid in 2010 would be a big win for Kramer in her first year. And, despite the time crunch, Kramer isn’t making excuses. WVU has to make progress in the first year under

by Michael Carvelli Sports Writer

The newcomers to the West Virginia men’s soccer team have already made an impact in the Mountaineers’ first two exhibition games. While it takes time adapt, it may seem the team’s three freshman and three transfers are ahead of the curve after a pair of exhibition games. That’s until you talk to West Virginia head coach Marlon LeBlanc. “The important thing to remember with these young guys is that in the first couple of weeks, they all look good,” LeBlanc said. “It’s about how they progress after those first couple weeks that will determine what they can do for this team.” In the team’s two exhibitions, Mountaineer fans got their first look at six new players – three from the high school ranks and three transfers – that have a chance to make an impact in 2010. Out of all the freshmen, it was Fairmont, W.Va., native Brooks Nucilli who might have made the biggest impact. On a team that has had trouble scoring goals, Nucilli hit the back of the net against Michigan – only for it to be called back on an offsides call. Still, Brooks believes he’s ready for the start of the reg-


Continued from page 8 the Mountaineers to take a 2-0 lead. He was able to corral a pass and bury it from inside the 18-yard box. “To be quite honest, Peabo Doue was fantastic all night long,” LeBlanc said. “We have seen the maturation of him from this year to last year, and he was a guy that made it all click for us tonight.” The Colonials looked to cut WVU’s lead to one with just 12 minutes remaining, but a RMU goal was overturned after the referee called a handball. In the closing minutes of the matchup, defenseman

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West Virginia junior Franck Tayou cuts back against a Robert Morris defender. Tayou had two assists in Wednesday’s game. ular season. “I’m just trying to go out and play with a lot of confidence,” Nucilli said. “We’ve got such a good team, and I just have to let things come to me and hopefully score some more goals.” Freshman midfielder Julio Arjona started both exhibitions, and LeBlanc likes the way Arjona’s coming along and what he can bring to the table for this year’s team. LeBlanc has high hopes that his three transfer players will have an impact on the 2010 Mountaineers, as well. Midfielder Matt Drake, who came to West Virginia from Oregon State, showed promise in the time that he got to

play in the two exhibitions, LeBlanc said. Brothers Franck and Uzi Tayou look as if they will make immediate impacts this year. The Tayou brothers started in both games and stole the show last night. Uzi picked up a first-half goal off of an assist by Franck, for one of the younger Tayou’s two assists on the night. “The pace here is much different. It’s faster. “And there’s always a lot of pressure,” Uzi Tayou said of playing at the Division I-A level. “When you play well, that pressure goes off your shoulders and you can look to the next game.”

Eric Schoenle headed a ball past Robert Morris goalkeeper Toba Bolaji to cap the scoring. It was Schoenle’s first career goal in an exhibition or regular season game for WVU. “We talked about getting goals from other guys,” LeBlanc said. “Their goals came on set pieces, but it is great to see some different guys show up on the score sheet.” WVU dominated play and controlled the ball throughout the night. They held an 18-to-5 advantage in shots. With the victory, WVU finishes its exhibition slate with a 1-0-1 record, and LeBlanc knows that business is about to pick up for his team. The Mountaineers now set their sights on their opening

game against No. 9 Monmouth Sept. 3. The Hawks finished last season with an 18-1-1 record in the regular season and advanced to the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament. “There are a lot of similarities between last year’s game against UC-Santa Barbara,” LeBlanc said of last year’s season opener. “Monmouth isn’t a name-brand team but, they are highly ranked, and it is important that we get them on our home field.” The Mountaineers played in front of 515 fans. Those fans were evacuated after a fire alarm went off at halftime of the game. Fans re-entered less than 10 minutes later.


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to going out there and having fun.” While Berry said he doesn’t want to sit out plays and “be a sissy,” he said he will do what is needed to play to the best of his ability. “If I need to take a break, that’s what I’ll do,” he said. And for a guy who’s been around the program for nearly six years, he just wants to finish off his career on the right note. “I feel like it’s now or nothing,” Berry said. “I’ve been here for a long time, and I’ve had my ups and downs, and I want to finish on a great note. With that being said, I’m just going to do my job.”

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Men’s b-ball out-of-conference schedule highlighted by home game against Purdue The West Virginia men’s basketball team’s home out-of-conference schedule is highlighted by Purdue. The Boilermakers, that are expected to be one of the top teams in the nation in 2010-11, will travel to Morgantown Jan. 16 for a showdown at the WVU Coliseum. The Mountaineers will also play Oakland, American, Robert Morris and Cleveland State at home in the team’s nonconference part of its schedule. WVU will play road games at Miami and Duquesne. The Mountaineers will play two games in Charleston, W.Va. – Virginia Military Institute and Marshall. In addition, the Mountaineers will travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico, in November for three games in the Puerto Rico TipOff, beginning with Davidson Nov. 18. The Mountaineers will face Vanderbilt or Nebraska on the second day and wrap up the tournament against North Carolina, Minnesota, Hofstra or Western Kentucky. The Mountaineers will play two home exhibition games that will be announced in September.

Walker Award. The award is given to the nation’s top running back. The field includes last year’s top returning rusher Dion Lewis from Pittsburgh and returning Heisman Trophy recipient Mark Ingram from Alabama. Also from the Big East on the list are: Louisville’s Victor Anderson and Bilal Powell and Connecticut’s Jordan Todman. Former Stanford running back Toby Gerhart won the 2009 Doak Walker Award.

Devine named to Doak Walker Award watch list West Virginia senior running back Noel Devine was named as a candidate for the 2010 Doak

Van Zant hires assistant coach West Virginia head baseball coach Greg Van Zant promoted Jake Weghorst to assistant coach Wednesday.

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Weghorst, a former player at Baylor, served as the team’s volunteer assistant coach last season with his primary duties including serving as bullpen coach while also assisting both pitchers and outfielders on the team’s 27-30 season last year. “Jake is an outstanding young baseball coach,” Van Zant said in a statement. “He did a fantastic job for us last year as our volunteer assistant. He deserves this promotion, and I couldn’t have hired a better coach. His previous coaching experience, along with his outstanding collegiate career, should help us progress as a team. Jake is a real positive for our baseball program.” Weghorst earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Baylor in 2006 before serving as the pitching coach for the Duncanville Deputies of the Texas Collegiate League in 2007 and serving as a volunteer assistant and the pitching coach at Tennessee-Martin in 2008. Weghorst played two seasons as a reliever at Baylor where he set a Big 12 Conference record for the lowest ERA (0.00) in league play. He helped lead Baylor to NCAA Regional appearances in both seasons with the Bears. — Compiled by Tony Dobies and Brian Gawthrop


Ochocinco tweets apology for in-game tweeting Chad Ochocinco has apologized for his costly tweets. The NFL fined the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver $25,000 on Tuesday for violating its restrictions on using social media sites before, during and after games. He’s the first player disciplined under the policy adopted one year ago. He wouldn’t discuss the fine with reporters on Wednesday but addressed it on his Twitter account, where he apologized to commissioner Roger Goodell. “Dad again I apologize 2 you for my tweet, as my father I understand you’ve to discipline, can we try timeout next time please :)” he tweeted before practice. In an earlier posting, he apologized to the league and said he wouldn’t do it again. He also noted that it was the first time his tweeting had cost him money. The NFL adopted a policy last August allowing players to use social media networks, but not around game time. Players, coaches and football operations employees can use Twitter, Facebook and other social media up to 90 minutes before kickoff, and

again when traditional media interviews are finished after the game. NFL moving forward with 18game season NFL owners are eager to increase the regular season from 16 to 18 games. The players aren’t so sure. During a five-hour meeting at a posh hotel in downtown Atlanta, the push to add two more games to the regular season picked up steam Wednesday – at least among those who sign the checks. “I think it’s a win-win all around,” said Bob Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots. The owners also unanimously approved Stan Kroenke’s proposal to purchase majority ownership of the St. Louis Rams, assuming he turns over control of two other teams he owns – the NBA’s Denver Nuggets and the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche – to his son. Kroenke owns 40 percent of the downtrodden Rams and exercised his right to purchase the rest of the team from the Rosenbloom family for a reported $750

million. “Obviously all of us know and respect Stan,” commissioner Roger Goodell said. “He’s been a terrific owner in the NFL and we’re confident he will continue to be a great owner.” Ex-Pirate Jose Bautista: Team didn’t spend enough Major league home runs leader Jose Bautista says teams like the Pittsburgh Pirates should be forced to spend their significant revenue-sharing payouts each season to field better teams. The former Pittsburgh third baseman now plays for Toronto. He believes the Pirates were ready to win several seasons ago, but management refused to spend the money to upgrade a too-young pitching staff. As a result the Pirates kept losing and a productive everyday lineup was dismantled. Bautista says the Pirates keep making money but keep losing games because baseball’s financial system doesn’t prevent teams from doing that. — Associated Press

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Visit our web site for complete list of rental units Arthur Trusler - Assoc. Broker William H. Burton, Jr. - Broker

MODERN 1&2 BR APARTMENTS. Available now. DW, WD. AC. Off-street parking. Near downtown campus. NO PETS. 288-4973 or 291-2729.


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MODERN 2 & 3 BR TOWNHOUSES. Available now. DW, WD. AC. Off-street parking. Near downtown campus. NO PETS. Lease/dep. 291-2729. MODERN 2BR, CLOSE TO CAMPUS off-street parking. AC. DW. 703-861-3910. TERRACE HEIGHTS APARTMENTS 1-2-3 bedrooms available. Please call 304-292-8888. NO PETS permitted. TERRACE HEIGHTS APARTMENTS 2 bedroom furnished townhouse. $970 plus electric, cable and internet. Please call 304-292-8888. NO PETS permitted.

UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS 227 JONES AVE. 3-4/BR. 1/BA. Deck. $500/mo. plus utilities. Off-street parking w/security lighting. NO PETS. Can be furnished. 304-685-3457. 1&2/BR APTS. LOCATED IN HEART of Evansdale. Off-street parking. All appliances. 292-7233 1BR, NEXT TO ARNOLD HALL, WD off-street parking. $475 +utilities. 304-319-1243.


Thursday August 26, 2010


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Place your classified ads by calling 293-4141, drop by the office at 284 Prospect St., or email to address below Non-established and student accounts are cash with order.

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2/BR. STEWART STREET. FROM $450-$1200/month. All utilities included. Parking. WD. NO PETS. Available May/2010. 304-594-3365 or 304-288-6374. 2BR APARTMENT, OSP/laundry facilities, close to downtown, 15min walk to campus. $550 + electric. Avail. Sept. 1. $579 Brockway Ave. 304-282-2729 2-3-4-5/BR APARTMENTS. SPRUCE and Prospect Streets. NO PETS. Starting in May/2010. Lease/deposit. For more info call 292-1792. Noon to 7pm. 2&3/BR APARTMENTS. FOREST AVE and Lower High Street. Also 5/BR house. NO PETS. Lease/deposit. 304-296-5931. 2/BR 2/BA ON STEWARTSTOWN ROAD A/C, W/D, No pets. 304-594-3365 or 304-288-6374. 2/BR APARTMENT FOR RENT. 500 East Prospect. Available now. $525/mo plus utilities. NO PETS. 692-7587. 3or4/BR, 2/BA WILLEY STREET, W/D, large rooms. Utilities included in lease. 3 minutes to campus. Individual School year leases. $395 - $425/ month 304-292-5714. 4/BR. REDUCED LEASE- SOUTH PARK. Rent includes utilities. Free W/D, Nice courtyard, Off-street parking. Much more. Individual school year leases. 304-292-5714.


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Now Leasing 2010 Great Price Great Place Great Location Spacious 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Prices Starting at $475 Large Closets Balconies Garages/Storage Unit Sparkling Heated Pool 2 Min. From Hospital and Downtown Bus Service

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Available Aug. 15, 2010! 2,3, Bedroom All Utilities Paid Apartments , Houses, Townhouses

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304-292-7990 BRAND NEW! ASHWORTH LANDING. Greenbag Road. 1&2/BR starting at $575 and $775 plus utilities. W/D, DW, private deck. Full bathroom per bedroom. Gated. 304-598-2424 DUPLEX 2-BEDROOM small yard, W/D, Garage. Close to town. All utilities included. No Pets. Lease and deposit. $800/mth 367-0978 TERRACE HEIGHTS APARTMENTS 1-2-3 bedrooms available. Please call 304-292-8888. NO PETS permitted.

SCOTT PROPERTIES DOWNTOWN/SUNNYSIDE 1/BR First St. 1/BR Lorentz 2/BR First St. 3/BR First St. 3/BR Lorentz

$495/utils. incl $450/utils. incl $700/utils. incl $1125/utils. incl $1050 + utils.


FURNISHED HOUSES 4BR HOUSE, 2 GRAD STUDENTS preferred or 2 students, $350each includes utilities. No Pets. 304-291-0667. BEAUTIFUL 3BR HOME, 5MIN WALK TO campus, hardwood floors, fully equipped kitchen. $1500/month. 301-674-7846 or LAKEVIEW RESORT TOWNHOUSE. 7TH Fairway. 2/BR, 2½-BA. Includes use of health spa/pool and clubhouse. Lawncare. $1500/mo. Some utilities. 304-692-1821.



2 PERSON HOUSE. WHARF AREA. Very large. W/D, carpeted, extra room, big porch. 5 minute walk. $350/person incl. gas. 304-923-2941.


Available now 2 & 3/BR Newly Remodeled Close to main campus W/D, DW, AC Private Parking Pets/Fee (Three unrelated only) 304 - 296 - 4998

304-692-6549 BEST VALUE!!!


FIVE (5) 1/BR APARTMENTS NOW available. West Run, Morgantown. $600/mo each plus $300/dep. NO PETS. Call Jess: 304-290-8572. LARGE 1/BR AND 2/BR. KITCHEN APPLIANCES furnished for both. NO PETS. Downtown. Lease and deposit. Call: 304-685-6565. LARGE 1/BR. WESTOVER. WD available. $475/mo plus utilities. Sunroom. Available Now. Off-street parking. NO PETS. 304-296-7379. Cell: 412-287-5418. LARGE, MODERN, 2/BR. UNIVERSITY AVE. Star City. A/C. Carpet. Balcony. $550 plus utilities. NO PETS. 304-692-1821 LARGE, UNFURNISHED 3/BR DUPLEX apartment. Available Now. Close to campus/hospitals. Deck, appliances, WD hook-up, off-street parking. No pets. $750/mo+utilities. 304-594-2225 NOW RENTING TOP OF FALLING RUN ROAD Morgan Point 1+2/BR $590-$790+ utilities. Semester lease. WD. DW. Parking. NO PETS. Call: 304-290-4834.



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ABSOLUTELY NO PETS WWW.PRETERENTAL.COM THREE BEDROOMS. TWO BLOCKS from downtown campus. 304-692-0990. TWO BEDROOM. TWO BLOCKS from downtown campus. 304-692-0990. TWO UNIT HOME between Evansdale and downtown. 1/BR, 1/bath, LR & ktchn @ $650/jmo + deposit & util. 2/BR, 1/bath, LR & ktch @750/mo + deposit & util. Off street parking. Short term lease on both units. Call 304-575-8635 or 304-253-0377

3 PERSON 4/BR. WHARF AREA. Office, boot room, porch, off-street parking. 5/min walk to town. Carpeted, new kitchen, W/D. $350/person incl. gas. 304-216-1184. 617 NORTH ST. EXCELLENT CONDITION. Big 4/BR 2/Full BA, W/D/Deck, covered porch. Off-street parking for/5. Single car-garage. $500/mo. plus utilities, Can be semi-furnished. NO PETS. 304-685-3457. 732 HICKORY LANE-3BR, 2BATH garage, storage room. WD, DW. $950/month. Adjacent to Mylan, minutes to hospitals. No pets. Call 304-292-3936. 2/BR, $375/MO/PERSON INCLUDES utilities. Available now. Assigned parking. Excellent condition. 6/min walk to Mountainlair. W/D. NO PETS. Lease/deposit. 304-685-8170. 2/BR. 1/BA. WD, D/W, MICROWAVE, FULL BASEMENT. 5/MINUTE WALK TO town. $900/mo plus utilities. Lease and deposit. Off-street parking. NO PETS. Available now. 304-290-1332. 3/BR, 2/BA HOUSE. WALK TO STADIUM or downtown. Fence yard, porch, off-street parking. WD. $1100/mo+ utils. Lease/dep. 703-618-7592. 4/BR, 3 PERSON HOUSE. COUNTRY kitchen, great closets. W/D, carpeted, off-street parking. 5/min walk to class. $350/person incl. gas. 304-521-8778.



ACROSS FROM STADIUM 3/BR, 1 1/2 bath, CA/C, D/W, W/D, garage $1350 plus utilities. No Pets 304-276-5873

CASH PAID!! WE BUY CARS and trucks. Any make! Any model! Any condition! 282-2560

AVAILABLE NOW, 2/3BR, 2BATH, WD, DW, full-finished basement, central air, 2 large porches. Walking distance to Lair. $760 +utilities. 304-282-1782.



!!BARTENDING. $300 A DAY potential. No experience necessary. Training provided. Age: 18 plus. 800-965-6520 Ext. 285

2 BR AVAILABLE IN 4BR/4BA condo at University Commons in Star City. $480/month including utilities. Call (304)952-1002

ROOMMATES NEEDED FOR DIFFERENT situations. Call BCK Rentals. 304-594-1200 ROOMMATES, M/F, WILLEY STREET (Near Arnold Hall, 3mins to Campus) & South Park. Available now. Rent includes utilities. WD. Individual School Year Leases. $395 - $425/month. 304-292-5714. WANTED MALE ROOMMATE to share well maintained 3/BR Duplex Apt. 836 Naomi St. Free-Off-street-parking. AC, W/D, DW. $400/mo/including utils. 724-785-5909

WANTED TO SUBLET SUBLEASE 1/BR of 4/BR Unit in the District. Willing to negotiate $435/monthly rent. 239-274-2112

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1974 2BR MOBILE HOME W/D, AC included. Across from stadium, available immediately. $3,500. 304-376-9046

The Daily Athenaeum Classifieds 304-293-4141

GET PAID UP TO $5 PER WEEK TO PARK YOUR CAR. Drive to lot, park your car, commute by bus, get paid. Simple. Sigh up today at GET PAID UP TO $5/PER-WEEK TO PARK your car. Drive to lot, park your car, commute by bus, get paid. Simple. Sign up today at:

NEW RESTAURANT TEE-BONEZ located in Cheatlake, is now accepting applications for all FT/PT positions including sous chef, experienced line cooks, prep cooks, experienced bartenders, lead servers, banquet servers, bus boys & dishwashers. Inquire at 2500 Cranberry Square, M-F between 9am & 5pm. No phone calls please.

MALE ROOMMATE WANTED. Preferably grad-student. Japanese welcome. Private bedroom. Off-street parking. Close to Evansdale campus. $200/mo+ ½utilities. Call: 304-292-3807.

ROOMMATE WANTED. PREFER FEMALE. Near law school. 304-288-5195.

FOX’S PIZZA DEN NOW HIRING part time drivers. Apply @ 3109 University Ave.

JERSEY SUBS NOW HIRING. DAYTIME cashiers 11am-2pm. Cooks and drivers all shifts. Experience preferred. Apply: 1756 MILEGROUND ROAD.

MALE ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 2/BR, $300+ electric. Near Evansdale in Star City. Parking, A/C 304-599-2991

ROOMMATE NEEDED. CLEAN/NEW APT. Owned by male college student. 2BR-Private baths/Balcony. Close to campus. $375/mo + 40/water/elect. Free Parking 304-906-6806

COACH WANTED. SEEKING INSTRUCTOR to teach beginning to advanced tumbling in gym. 304-282-1748

GYMNASTICS INSTRUCTORS NEEDED. Applications in room 238 at the Coliseum.

FEMALE, GRAD STUDENT PREFERRED $375/month +1/2utilities. Mostly furnished. 10min drive from town. WD/DW included. Must be ok with dog. 304-685-8089.

NEED 2/3 ROOMMATES TO SHARE 4 BEDROOM APARTMENT. $350/$400 month + electric. May too May lease. No Pets. 304-5998329


NOW HIRING BARTENDERS AND DANCERS. Money-making opportunity at Area 51. 304-241-4975. Leave a message.

Sandwich University now hiriing in store & delivery help. All shifts available. Stop by for application at 236 Walnut Street BUCKET HEAD PUB. BARTENDERS WANTED. Will train. 10-minutes from downtown Morgantown. Small local bar. Granville. 304-365-4565 after/6:00pm. All shifts available. BUSY LAKEFRONT RESTAURANT NOW HIRING for fall. Great earning potential. Seeking wait staff, cooks & hosts. Call the Lakehouse 304-594-0088 CHARLIE’S GRILL NOW HIRING Seeking fun, energetic and professional employees. Charlie’s Grill is now accepting applications for Head Chef, Line Cook and Server Positions. Apply at 750 Fairmont Rd. 304-225-3377. FITNESS INSTRUCTORS NEEDED. Applications in room 238 at the Coliseum.

Computer Graphic Artist & Production Foreman The Daily Athenaeum is now accepting applications in the Production “Department for Computer Graphic Artist & Production Foremen. Experience Preferred Adobe InDesign, Photoshop & Flash Apply at 284 Prospect Street Bring Class Schedule EOE SERVERS AND COOKS NEEDED FOR ARCHIE’S in Sabraton. Apply in person at 11am. 304-292-3991. STAR CITY VFD looking for new recruits. For information go to or stop by on University Avenue, Star City. THE VARSITY CLUB IS NOW ACCEPTING applications for experienced line cooks to fill day and evening shifts. Apply in person at the Varsity Club, 910 Don Nehlen Drive (next to stadium) from noon to 9:00pm.

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Rowing looking for members The West Virginia rowing team is looking for members for its novice team. Novice coach Tina Griffith said she wants around 45 new members for this year’s team. The team will have informational meetings next week.

Thursday August 26, 2010


The Tuesday meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Shenandoah Room of the Mountainlair. The Wednesday meeting will be held in Room 102 of the Student Recreation Center. — amd

West Virginia volleyball coach Jill Kramer instructs her team during its scrimmage Aug. 20 at the WVU Coliseum.

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Kramer hopes to boost sport’s popularity in W.Va. By Tony Dobies Sports Editor

West Virginia’s new volleyball coach Jill Kramer didn’t wait long to engage the Morgantown community. Less than two weeks into her new position, she already held an open preseason scrimmage, a children’s clinic and a Meet the Mountaineers session with fans. She’s quickly off to achieving one of her main goals of increasing the visibility of volleyball in Morgantown and across West Virginia. “I really want to increase the interest in volleyball statewide,” she said at her introductory press conference Aug. 9. “It’s a great sport, and it’s seen a lot of growth over the country, except you don’t hear a lot about West Virginia. “I feel like it’s a duty of mine because WVU is the flagship university to increase awareness in the state. What that does is get better volleyball players in West Virginia who definitely want to be at West Virginia.” While most state high schools have volleyball, Kramer said this will be the first year most state middle schools will play volleyball. “That’s a great opportunity to get kids all around the state involved in the sport,” Kramer said. Last season, WVU averaged 266

fans for 14 home matches. The largest attendance was a game against DPU that totaled 1,200 fans. Twice, the team only had 100 fans. In 2008, the Mountaineers averaged even less – 209 fans per home contest – despite many creative strategies like handing out inflatable hammers for former head coach Veronica Hammersmith. In 2007, WVU averaged 146 fans. In 2006, during the Mountaineers’ worst season in program history, they averaged just 123 fans per game at home. Volleyball is one of the few sports that does not have attendance statistics in its media guide. “Volleyball is an exciting sport,” said WVU senior leader Bonnie West. “A lot of people just don’t know about it.” West, a native of California, said volleyball is one of the most popular sports on the West Coast. That doesn’t translate to WVU’s campus, though. “Some of my friends don’t even know where we play. They think we play at the Rec,” West said. “I’m just like, ‘No, we play at the Coliseum. It’s that huge building that looks like a clam.’” West said the team will focus on getting the word out about when and where the team plays this season. “We’re going to get more peo-

ple in, but our job is to keep people there,” she said. “I think they’ll be very pleased.” Volleyball has grown in popularity over the last few years. Hawaii (6,423), Nebraska (5,197) and Wisconsin (4,064) all averaged more than 4,000 fans at home games last season. Those school averaged more fans in one game than the WVU Coliseum had in 14 games combined (3,725) last year. “I think it’s just going to take a few people to start the volleyball movement on the East Coast,” West said. “Once a couple people start coming, our fans will grow.” A total of 45 teams had an average of more than 1,000 fans at home games in 2009. A total of 12,087 viewed the 2009 National Title game between eventual champion Penn State and Texas in Omaha, Neb., at the Qwest Center. A total of 13,870 fans watched Nebraska end a 90-match home winning streak last September against UCLA. That is the NCAA regular-season and single-match record. The NCAA record for a women’s volleyball game came back in 2008, when Nebraska lost to Penn State in the NCAA Tournament semifinal in Omaha, Neb., in front of 17,430 mostly Cornhusker fans.

WVU Classic

This weekend at the WVU Coliseum, West Virginia opens its 2010 season. WVU opponents

Howard Sat. at 1:30 p.m.

Buffalo Sat. at 7 p.m.

Youngstown Sun. at 1:30 p.m.

Akron Sun. at 7 p.m.

The DA 08-26-2010  

The August 26 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper

The DA 08-26-2010  

The August 26 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper