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Tuesday September 7, 2010


Students support overnight policy Survey shows Pierpont residents support relaxed visitation policy

Virginia University said they support a relaxed overnight visitation policy. In a survey issued by the University in April, 60 students responded on the current visitation policy within the hall. Pierpont Hall, primarily for upperclassmen, is the only residential housing complex BY TRAVIS CRUM with a relaxed visitation polCITY EDITOR icy that allows residents to sign in guests of both genders More than 87 percent of overnight. Pierpont Hall residents at West “The main goal of that sur-

vey was to get a survey from students who had a modified visitation policy to see if there were any major concerns raised from that visitation policy,” said Trish Cendana, director of WVU Residential Education. “We wanted to find out if there was a negative impact on any of the students,” she said. More than 63 percent of the survey’s respondents said they utilized the policy by signing in an opposite sex guest over-

night during the year. Forty percent of these respondents said they signed the same guest in seven or more times. Seventy-five percent said they felt “very comfortable” with their roommates overnight guests of the opposite sex. The survey completes a twopart look at the policy first examined last year. In February 2009, a survey was taken of more than 1,000 students from all residence

halls on campus before the policy was put into place. More than 95 percent of students said they would support the change in the 2009 survey. “In most cases, the results were pretty favorable,” Cendana said. “Generally the results look about the same.” Cendana said she plans to go over the two survey’s results with the University’s Visitation Policy Committee in October. More research would be needed before any policy


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changes would take affect for the rest of the residence halls on campus, she said. Ryan Campione, Student Government Association governor who is concerned with changing the visitation policy, said the survey’s results were what he hoped for. “Between this and the 2009 survey, we are building up an even stronger case for the visitation policy change,”

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Color Day to be Friday tradition by Melissa Candolfi STAFF WRITER

Oliver Luck, West Virginia University athletic director, said he wants to start a new Friday tradition. Luck said he wants WVU fans to wear the school colors every Friday throughout the year. This past Friday, WVU was a sea of gold and blue as students participated in National College Colors Day. The purpose of the day is to let students, faculty, staff and alumni show their school spirit and promote traditions. The University has participated in the event since 2005 by encouraging the WVU community to participate by sporting blue and gold. “WVU students are really loyal to the football team and their school,” said Brittany Pryor, a sophomore pre-journalism major. “I think having a day dedicated for students to wear blue and gold really shows how loyal the University is.” However, Pryor thinks WVU should advertise the day more with posters, fliers, a

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2009 WVU grad finalist in Glamour Magazine award by erin fitzwilliams staff writer

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West Virginia fans watch as the 2010 Mountaineer football entrance is shown over the video board at Milan Puskar Stadium. The Mountaineers won the game 31-0 over Coastal Carolina and move to 1-0 on the season. This Friday, West Virginia takes on Marshall in the Friends of Coal bowl.

West Virginia defense quiets Chanticleers’ offense in blowout

FIRST QUARTER 7-0 WVU (7:00) J.D. Woods 4-yard touchdown pass from Geno Smith (Tyler Bitancurt extra point) chelsi baker/da

SECOND QUARTER 10-0 WVU (8:18) Bitancurt 21-yard field goal THIRD QUARTER 17-0 WVU (13:32) Jock Sanders 17-yard touchdown pass from Smith (Bitancurt extra point)

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24-0 WVU (1:44) Ryan Clarke 1-yard touchdown run (Bitancurt extra point)

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West Virginia running back Noel Devine, left, and receiver Jock Sanders celebrate after Devine’s fourth-quarter touchdown in Saturday’s 31-0 victory over Marshall.

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The Mountaineer defense put on a show Saturday to open the 2010 season. Defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel’s bunch shut out an opponent for the first time since 2005 and the first time at home since 1997. The offense put up 400 yards of offense in the victory. Read more from Saturday’s game against CCU in Sports.


A West Virginia University graduate is a finalist for Glamour Magazine’s, “Women of the Year: Reader’s Choice Award 2010.” Kyria Henry, a 2009 multidisciplinary studies graduate, was nominated for the nonprofit dog training program she founded. Although voting ended last Tuesday, Glamour has not announced the winner at press time. Henry is among four nominees that were featured within the magazine. “As a nonprofit I apply for so many grants. I didn’t think I would ever hear back,” Henry said. “Then they called me.” Henry’s longtime friend, Katelyn Casten, who also graduated with a multidisciplinary studies degree in 2009, wrote an essay to Glamour Magazine nominating Henry. Her program, Paws4people, lets female prison inmates train dogs to become service workers. The dogs provide living assistance for those who require special needs, such as the elderly or the handicap.

FOURTH QUARTER 31-0 WVU (14:11) Noel Devine 4-yard touchdown run (Bitancurt extra point)

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Kyria Henry, Readers’ Choice Award 2010 Nominee for Woman of the Year, trains service dogs with inmates at women’s prisons.

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INSIDE TODAY’S EDITION The West Virginia women’s soccer team had to come back against Central Michigan, but it still pulled off a crucial win SPORTS PAGE 8.

CLUTCH IN OVERTIME The West Virginia men’s soccer team upset No. 17 UNC Wilmington at home Sunday. The Mountaineers opened the season 1-1 against top 25 teams. SPORTS PAGE 8


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Tuesday September 7, 2010

Study says new moms sleep enough but not well BY KAYLA GROGG CORRESPONDENT

New moms do not sleep as well as they should, a recent West Virginia University study revealed. In a two-year study, Hawley Montgomery-Downs, assistant professor of psychology at WVU, followed about 70 new moms from around Morgantown to find out the impact their babies had on their sleep schedule.

What was found was not what she expected, Montgomery-Downs said. It turns out new moms were getting about seven hours of sleep per night, which is healthy. The problem was their sleep was fragmented. “In order to sleep effectively, you have to get through the complete sleep cycle,� she said. “When your sleep is constantly interrupted, it causes enormous sleep fragmentation, which affects the wom-

en’s functions in the daytime.� Advice usually given to new moms is to sleep when the baby sleeps, said Shannon Ickes, a registered nurse with WVU Hospitals. “Honestly, the baby will be up just about every three hours, so it is hard,� Ickes said. In the study, MontgomeryDowns had the women wear wristbands to keep track of when they were asleep or awake, and they kept daily journals.


Rally kicks off fall campaign season

RACINE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Democrats hoped to rally the labor wing of their base Monday at an annual picnic that helps mark the traditional start of the state’s general election season. Gov. Joe Manchin and U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall were among several party candidates who spoke and mingled at the United Mine Workers union’s 72nd annual Labor Day event in Boone County. House Speaker Rick Thompson, D-Wayne, and Senate President Earl Ray Tomblin, D-Logan, were also on hand. The two legislators are considered candidates for governor if Manchin wins his U.S. Senate race in November. The crowd of several hundred proved friendly territory, cheering strongly for the series of Democratic candidate who spoke over the afternoon. Many wore Manchin and Rahall stickers. “I’m for them both absolutely, 100 percent,� said Debbie Gillenwater, 56, of Alum Creek. “I think Manchin will be good for us in Washington.� But union President Cecil Roberts hinted at the mood that faces Democrats nationally when he called it a “moral obligation� for those attending to turn out and vote Nov. 2. In his typical thunderous style, he also urged support for Manchin and Rahall. With the economy still struggling to recover from recession, the GOP’s base ap-

pears far more energized as the general election approaches. A growing roster of analysts see Republicans taking over one or both houses of Congress. “You have to be on fire for these people, because everything we have is on the line in this election,� Roberts shouted. Roberts earned applause for that line, and for invoking an image of union foe and Massey Energy chief executive Don Blankenship being arrested and thrown in jail. State and federal officials continue to investigate April’s explosion at the Massey-owned Upper Big Branch mine, just 25 miles down the road, which left 29 men dead. The coal mining disaster, the nation’s worst in 40 years, was a recurring topic at Monday’s picnic. Roberts reminded the crowd that Blankenship is backing Rahall’s Republican opponent, Elliott “Spike� Maynard. “I don’t think Rahall has any problem at all. He’s done a good job,� said Porter Snodgrass, a retired steelworker from Racine. “He’s been good to Boone County,� seconded Teddy Bowles, a retired truck driver from Ashford. While Rahall enjoys support among some coal operators, others have criticized him for not doing enough to oppose the Obama administration proposals meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. West Virginia is the

country’s second-largest producer of coal, which releases carbon dioxide when burned. Seeking an 18th term, Rahall sought to defuse those concerns Monday. “I’ve spent 34 years defending the industry and the coal miners themselves,� the 3rd District Democrat told The Associated Press. “I ask these newfound people who claim that there’s a war on coal now, ‘Where have you been?’� Manchin praised coal miners throughout his rally speech, touting the role coal has played in building the country’s industrial and economic might. Nearly halfway through a second term, Manchin called his Senate bid a chance to continue to share West Virginia’s story with a national audience. “I’m trying to tell them who we are, how we were raised, the character of our people, the strength of our families,� Manchin said. “This little state has given her all. What they need in Washington is a good dose of West Virginia.� Manchin, GOP nominee John Raese and the Mountain Party’s Jesse Johnson seek the bulk of what remains of the late Robert C. Byrd’s term. The 92-year-old Democrat died June 28 and next would have gone before voters in 2012. Republican candidates have spoken at previous Racine picnics, but organizer Teddy Hapney said he never heard back from any for this year’s event.

Sen. Robert Byrd’s family denounces GOP John Raese’s campaign attack ad CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The family of the late Robert C. Byrd blasted the GOP nominee for his U.S. Senate seat Sunday for including an image from Byrd’s West Virginia memorial service in a TV attack ad. The campaign of Republican

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a special election for what remains of Byrd’s term. “That’s a stock photo. We had no idea it was from the memorial service,� campaign manager Jim Dornan said Sunday. Byrd’s family said they were “deeply angered and disturbed� by the image’s use and called for the campaign to withdraw the ad. “This is a tasteless and insensitive act by Mr. Raese,� said the statement. “His act is insulting to the memory of Robert Byrd and should have no place in a West Virginia political campaign.� Marjorie Byrd Moore, one of Byrd’s two daughters and a Virginia resident, e-mailed the statement to The Associated Press. She said that Raese had attacked her father when he unsuccessfully challenged Byrd’s 2006 bid for a record ninth Senate term.

She said the natural consequence was that these women end up REM sleep deprived. Not getting enough sleep can increase the risk of postpartum depression and anxiety for some women. It can also affect their functioning or memory, she said. In the weeks she followed new moms, MontgomeryDowns said the fragmentation took a toll on their daily functioning. “I personally worry about

these women going back to work when they aren’t able to function at a normal level,� Montgomery-Downs said. “And women with any job that requires vigilance.� Many women feel the need to rush back to the work force as soon as six weeks after having a child, she said. Montgomery-Downs said society should do a better job of accommodating the needs of new parents, because often the usual 12-week maternity

leave isn’t enough. She said the study gave a representation of this community because she used new moms of different socioeconomic and marital statuses. “It may not be relevant right now, but this information is helpful to students as well, because some of them are within a few years of having families,� she said.

Student Organization Fair takes place today A Student Organization Fair will be held on the Mountainlair green today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. About 50 organizations will be represented at the fair, including the Mountaineer Maniacs. Other sports, religious,

service and major-related student organizations will be there to answer questions. In the event of rain, the fair will be moved inside to the Mountainlair Ballrooms. The event is hosted by the West Virginia University

Student Organization Services and Student Government Association. For more information on students organizations at WVU, visit http://sos.wvu. edu/. —sac


Continued from page 1 banner or a mass e-mail to students to get the whole school to participate. “I think a lot of students didn’t know it was College Colors Day, which is why a lot of them aren’t wearing blue and gold,� Pryor said. WVU created a Facebook page for the event, but some students said they didn’t get an invitation. “I didn’t get the Facebook invite or see any posters. I didn’t even know it is College Colors Day,� said Lisa DiFrancesco, a sophomore pre-psychology major. Now that she is aware of the event, she plans to participate in the future, she said. “It’s a great thing for the University to have,� DiFrancesco said. “With WVU being such a huge school, I think having a day like College Colors Day that lets every student participate in is really cool.� A self-proclaimed “dedicated� Mountaineer fan, Greg Edsall, a junior physical education and teaching education major, has participated in College Colors Day since his freshman year. Having days like College


Continued from page 1 The program serves as rehabilitation work for the inmates. It also helps the work of animal rescuers because some of the dogs are from shelters. “I’m very excited for her, and I’m very proud of what she’s doing,� said Jane Donovan, a religious studies professor who taught Henry at WVU. “She’s helping to change the lives of the inmates who receive the dogs.� Henry started the program

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Campione said. “It basically matches the 2009 survey because it got the same results. It should not be necessary to


Students wear gold and blue in support of Color Day at FanFest Friday afternoon. Colors Day keeps school spirit up, Edsall said. “Everyone is so excited to be back,� Edsall said. “With move-in week over, FallFest and now the first game, the students definitely are willing to wear blue and gold for College Colors Day.� Athletic Director Oliver Luck said in a release that he would like to start a new Mountaineer tradition by having the WVU commu-

nity wear gold and blue every Friday. This year, College Colors Day coincided with WVU’s annual FanFest pep rally. College Colors Day was organized by the Collegiate Licensing Company, which represents 13 of the 16 Big East Conference members and all eight schools of the Big East Football Conference.

with her father when she was 12 by bringing dogs to local nursing homes and specialneeds classes. When she came to WVU in 2005, she put the program on hiatus until she thought of a new direction for the service. Henry asked the Hazleton Penitentiary, a women’s federal prison in Bruceton Mills, W.Va., if she could partner Paws4people with its inmate rehabilitation program. Paws4people now operates in nine states, according to Henry’s Glamour Magazine profile. Five more federal inmate prisons are on a wait-

ing list for the program, Henry said. Henry has also branched out the rehabilitation service for veterans. Paws4vets offers veterans the opportunity to train dogs as well. Throughout Henry’s time at WVU, she had a different college experience than most students with pets. “I had special permission with my apartment to keep my dog with me,� Henry said. “At any given time I had four dogs or puppies I was training.�

do any further research.� The survey is an accurate account of the resident’s opinions of the change even though a majority of residents did not respond, Cendana said. The University will take into

account that only those in favor of the survey responded. Also, the survey was issued at the end of the year, which could have affected the low number of participants, she said.

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US expects to subsidize Afghan training for years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States expects to spend about $6 billion a year training and supporting Afghan troops and police after it begins pulling out its own combat troops in 2011, The Associated Press has learned. The previously undisclosed estimates of U.S. spending through 2015, detailed in a NATO training mission document, are an acknowledgment that Afghanistan will remain largely dependent on the United States for its security. That reality could become problematic for the Obama administration as it continues to seek money for Afghanistan from Congress at a time of increasingly tight budgets. In Brussels, a NATO official said Monday that alliance commander Gen. David Petraeus asked for 2,000 more soldiers, with nearly half to be trainers for the rapidly expanding Afghan security forces. The NATO official requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the subject. The training mission document, reviewed by the AP, outlines large scale infrastructure projects including a military hospital and military and police academies aimed at “establishing enduring institutions” and “creating irreversible momentum.” Spending for training is pro-

jected to taper off from $11.6 billion next year to an average of $6.2 billion over the following four years. Much of the reduction reflects reduced spending on infrastructure. The administration recently announced that it intends to ramp up the total Afghan army and police force from nearly 250,000 today to more than 300,000 by late next year. The mission will be largely paid for by the United States, with smaller contributions from NATO allies. The projected multibillion dollar cost of maintaining those forces would be inconceivable for Afghanistan’s small economy without foreign aid. One of the arguments against dramatically increasing the size of Afghan security forces, even during George W. Bush’s administration, was that the Afghan government would be unable to pay for them for the foreseeable future. The NATO document shows that the U.S. will end up footing most of the bill. The Obama administration has boosted the training mission in preparation for next year’s drawdown. The United States spent over $20 billion on training between 2003 and 2009 and expects to spend about the same this year and next alone. The head of the NATO training mission, U.S. Lt. Gen. Bill Caldwell, says bolstering Afghanistan’s security forces is cost efficient.

“It will always be more expensive to have a coalition force doing something than an Afghan counterpart,” Caldwell said in a written response to questions from AP. Caldwell said that he is sensitive to the concern that the United States is creating dependence and is looking for ways of cutting costs. “This dependency is something that we think about all the time,” he said. “We know the sooner the Afghan systems are up and running the sooner coalition forces can transition responsibilities to the sovereign government.” Todd Harrison, an analyst with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, says it will be difficult to wean the Afghan security forces quickly. “We really do have a long way to go before this winds down,” he said. Caldwell has said that he aims to have Afghan security forces at sufficient numbers to begin a U.S. withdrawal by October 2011. The mission has had to deal with illiteracy, corruption and desertion among Afghan forces. With much skepticism in Congress, the levels of financing outlined in the document are not guaranteed. While the roughly $6 billion annual cost would not be an enormous line in the defense budget, the administration is facing pressure to shrink the federal deficit.

USS Olympia, two-war naval veteran, battles rivers with no refurbishments PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The USS Olympia, a one-of-a-kind steel cruiser that returned home to a hero’s welcome after a history-changing victory in the Spanish-American War, is a proud veteran fighting what may be its final battle. Time and tides are conspiring to condemn the weathered old warrior to a fate two wars failed to inflict. Without a major refurbishment to its aging steel skin, the Olympia either will sink at its moorings on the Delaware River, be sold for scrap, or be scuttled for an artificial reef just off Cape May, N.J., about 90 miles south. The 5,500-ton Olympia’s caretakers monitor every inch of its deteriorating lower hull and deck, already covered with hundreds of patches. Independent inspectors have concluded that the ship could decay to a point beyond saving within a few years if nothing is done. “It’s an absolute national disgrace. It’s an appalling situation,” said naval historian Lawrence Burr, author of a book on Olympia. “She is a national symbol, and she marks critical points in time both in America’s development as a country and the Navy’s emergence as a global power.” Olympia, which gets about 90,000 visitors annually, closes to the public Nov. 22 to await its fate. Visitors to the museum pay up to $12, which includes the chance to board the warship. Since taking stewardship of the floating museum from a cash-strapped nonprofit in 1996, the Independence Seaport Museum has spent $5.5 million on repairs, inspections and maintenance. But it can neither afford the $10 million to dredge the marina, tow the ship to dry-dock and restore it to fighting trim, nor the $10 million to establish an endowment to care for it in perpetuity. “She’s an icon,” said Jeffrey S. Nilsson, executive director of the Historic Naval Ships Association in Smithfield, Va. “She’s worthy of being saved.” Efforts to secure private or public funding have been un-





An Aug. 30 photo shows the USS Olympia, which served as flagship of the Asiatic Squadron in the Spanish-American War, in Philadelphia. Without a major refurbishment to its aging steel skin, the Olympia either will sink at its moorings on the Delaware River, be sold for scrap, or be scuttled for an artificial reef 90 miles south. successful, a stark reminder of recessionary times. Museum officials are reluctantly mulling whether to scrap the National Historic Landmark, said to be the world’s oldest steel warship still afloat, or have the Navy sink it off the coast of Cape May. The 344-foot-long protected cruiser ideally should have been dry-docked every 20 years for maintenance. Instead it has been dutifully bobbing – and quietly wasting away – in the Delaware since 1945 without a break from the wind and waves. The waterline is marked with scores of patches, and sections of the mazelike lower hull are so corroded that sunlight shines through. Above deck, water sneaks past the concrete and rubberized surface layers, past the rotting fir deck underneath, and onto the handsomely appointed officers’ quarters below. “She generally looks good for her age, but her expensive pre-existing conditions make it daunting,” said Jesse Lebovics, longtime caretaker of Olympia. “We’re still hoping someone will step up. We’re hoping for an 11th-hour reprieve.” Two local nonprofits –

Friends of the Cruiser Olympia and The Cruiser Olympia Historical Society – are striving to drum up money, manpower and publicity from other historic preservation groups, veterans organizations and corporate sponsors. “We don’t want to see the ship reefed and the museum doesn’t either,” said Jay Richman, president of Friends of the Cruiser Olympia. “We’re optimistic that a bunch of small groups working together for a common cause can save the ship.”


In this Sept. 1 picture, construction continues at the World Trade Center site in New York. Ground zero – depending on whom you talk to, it’s a scar on this city where horror still lingers, a bustling hive symbolizing the resilience of a nation, or simply, for those who live and work nearby, a place where life goes on.

Everyone’s a ground zero stakeholder NEW YORK (AP) — It is a place of sacrifice. A place of mourning. A place people pass by on their way to grab lunch. It’s a place where tourists crane their necks to snatch a glimpse around barriers walling off an enormous construction site – which is also what it is. Ground zero. Depending on whom you talk to, it’s a scar on this city where horror still lingers, a bustling hive symbolizing the resilience of a nation, or simply, for those who live and work nearby, a place where life goes on. In recent weeks, as debate has raged over the placement of a planned Islamic cultural center and mosque a couple of blocks from the construction, Americans have been reminded of just how many people lay claim to this place, the focal point for all those who have a stake in the legacy of Sept. 11. Almost everyone has a stake. Gesturing at the land he helped clear in the weeks after 9/11, Louis Pabon believes he knows who owns it: “This is mine.” Today he is wearing his hard hat again, standing at the gates of St. Paul’s Chapel, hawking

the photos that he took of the wreckage. Tourists stop in the sun to look at the images of smoky desolation. Take a walk around ground zero, and you can get lost in the throngs. Among the tourist crowds at St. Paul’s, a block away, a woman sipping a strawberry smoothie walks past an altar covered with photos of the dead. Outside, beneath cranes that glint red in the sun, construction workers cluster. A woman in a business suit and white sneakers speeds down the sidewalk. Burger King is full, and at Century 21 department store, across from the construction, polo shirts are 85 percent off. This place was once a giant plaza filled with businesspeople and tourists and shoppers and commuters rushing to the subway. Then, on one sunny September Tuesday in 2001, it suddenly became a place of history and loss. Within 24 hours, someone had dubbed it ground zero, and it was never the same. After 9/11, there were weeks, and months, of coming to grips. Everyone had lost something. A child. An acquaintance. A skyline. A sense of safety. A center of business. A solid stock portfolio. A feel-

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ing that we knew where everything was heading. The city’s Muslims, many of them, lost a willingness to speak out. They had enjoyed a kind of anonymity – a knowledge that they were just another ingredient in the hearty stew of New York. But since Sept. 11, they have felt an unwanted spotlight, and some have been afraid. “Now no one can talk about Islam ... because Islam became like equal to violence,” says Noureddine Elberhoumi, a cab driver who says that after Sept. 11 he stopped volunteering information about his religious affiliation. “In their mind, Islam is always going back to Iraq, Afghanistan, 9/11 – that’s it.” In the days after the attacks, the nation was in a wrenching, gripping catharsis. We were mourning our dead. We were mourning the accustomed path, whatever it was, that had been ripped out from under us. We were on a new, uncertain course. Before the week was out, the pastor at St. Paul’s began calling the site of the devastation “sacred ground.” On Sept. 20, 2009, Katie Couric told TV viewers it “should be hallowed.”

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New stimulus not enough to fix economy President Barack Obama revealed his administration’s next major national stimulus On Labor Day in Milwaukee – a $50 billion capital investment in our nation’s infrastructure. This newest stimulus will call for a six-year investment period and will require congressional approval. It will be part of the broad transportation policy typically up for revision every five years. Since the initial stimulus, many leading economists have lamented that the original amount was too small, es-

pecially when considering the nation’s infrastructural needs. This most recent effort by Obama, however, will likely not go far enough. For decades the nation has under-spent on infrastructure, leading to crumbling roads, bridges and public utilities. According to Laura Tyson, the former chairwoman of the Council of Economic Advisers, United States spending on infrastructure was virtually the same in 2008 that it was in 1968, in real dollar terms. The American Society of

Civil Engineers estimates that $1.6 trillion would be required over a five-year period to bring the United States’ infrastructure to good condition. That’s more than the initial American Recovery and Reinvestment Act revised price tag of $814 billion. And with stated unemployment increasing for the first time in four months to 9.6 percent (mostly due to layoffs of more than 500,000 temporary U.S. Census workers), that number is sure to go up soon. As the nation’s economic re-

covery continues to look bleak, the White House seems to be pulling out all the stops in order to spark the economy before November elections. But the effects of investment in infrastructure will take longer than that to trickle down through the economy. The nation is going through its greatest economic restructuring since the Great Depression. And yet, neither the White House nor Congress has any economic achievements to point to other than a virtually unmeasurable statistic, so-

called “jobs saved.” As of now, the simple fact remains that the current administration has done little other than add to the nation’s ballooning debt. The initial stimulus packages and those released thereafter should have been larger or not been made at all. Fuzzy math and false promises won’t turn our economy around. Only a major investment in the American people will do so.

elections. Already I’ve heard rumors of a new College Republicans organizations and even a Tea Party student organization on campus. These groups will provide a very healthy rhetoric to the political atmosphere at WVU. While it is all well and good for the Young Democrats to be yelling for the candidates they believe in, it makes it all the more fun if some one else is yelling back. Shock is a political science major at West Virginia University.

Sonnenday is the co-pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Morgantown.


An empire or a republic? Iraq War leaves questions michael levy correspondent

President Barack Obama announced last week that Operation Iraqi Freedom is now over. With the withdrawal of 100,000 troops, the fourth longest war in the history of the United States (shorter only than the ongoing war in Afghanistan and the Vietnam and Revolutionary wars) has been declared a win. Obama said the Iraqi security forces now have primary responsibility for security and that only a “transitional force” of American troops would remain to backup the Iraqi security forces. So what will the role of the U.S. be in Iraq from here on? To answer that question, we have to get away from the rhetoric of our leaders and look at the facts instead. The U.S. State Department has built an embassy in Iraq that is the largest in the history of civilization. It is the size of the Vatican City. To protect that embassy, Secretary of State Hillary Clin-

The owner of Blackwater, Erik Prince, was secretly recorded saying that Iraqis “crawled out of the sewer, and they have a 1200 A.D. mentality.” When his employees brought a lawsuit against him, that selfproclaimed patriot moved to Abu Dhabi, which has no extradition treaty with the U.S. Companies like that will continue the occupation of Iraq. In addition to the eightyfootball-field sized embassy in Baghdad, 50,000 troops and 100,000 mercenaries that are being left in Iraq, the U.S. military will also establish five “Enduring Presence Posts” at U.S. military bases in Ninewa, Erbil, Kirkuk, Diyala and Basra. So the government and media aren’t being entirely honest about the “withdrawal” from Iraq. But the government has always been dishonest about Iraq. And the media has always been complacent. This war was founded on lies. It was sold to the public and taxpayers as a war of necessity to stop an inevitable attack from Saddam Hussein’s regime. Then it was about the freedom of Iraqis. Then it became a stop-gap measure to prevent a civil war. Then it was an anti-

insurgent battle. But, according to the rhetoric of both administrations that have overseen the Iraq war, it has always been in the best interest of the Iraqi people. A peer-reviewed study published in 2006 in the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, estimated that over 650,000 Iraqis had been killed as a direct result of the U.S. invasion. And that was more than half the war ago. The UN Refugee Agency estimates that there are over 3.5 million Iraqi refugees. So the idea that the war has helped Iraqis is, at best, a very tough case to make. What about Americans? Has the war been good for us? It certainly hasn’t for the 4,416 U.S. service members who died in Iraq – or their families. For the 300,000 soldiers who have served three or more tours, it has been exceedingly difficult. What about the taxpayers, who conservatives love to proclaim are their primary concern? Remember when Paul Wolfowitz said the reconstruction of Iraq would pay for itself? Or when Donald Rumsfeld said the war would cost American taxpayers between $50 and $60

billion? Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize winning economist, published a peer-reviewed study that estimated the cost to U.S. taxpayers of the Iraq War at $3 trillion. That was his conservative estimate. There are about 100 million taxpayers in the U.S. That puts the per-taxpayer cost of the war at $30,000 each. I’d rather have the cash. Of course, those costs have yet to be felt, because both the Iraq and Afghan wars are financed by borrowing. But the economic reality will hit home sooner or later, and it’s going to hurt. Real unemployment in the U.S. is currently 16.7 percent. One of every six Americans is unemployed or underemployed. There is little doubt left that economic recovery has faltered. We, as a country, have some very difficult choices to make. After World War II, Britain realized they could keep either their empire or their republic. They chose well. The Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans and so many others had less foresight. Which path will we follow?

College Republicans need a stronger presence at WVU Colin Shock guest column

Peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, Republicans and Democrats. Some things just seem to go great together. West Virginia University’s campus has been blessed with a very active dialogue between the still very active Young Democrats and now defunct College Republicans. Some upperclassmen may remember the countless voter


registration drives, political rallies and election parties that dotted the fall semester of 2008 like lights on a Christmas tree. But while the Young Democrats of WVU carried out their work, there was always the College Republicans on the other end of the political spectrum doing the exact same things. This ultimately came to a head during the 2008 election, when on election night dozens were proud to call themselves College Republicans. Fast-forward to Spring 2010 and you ask any student about

the College Republicans, the likely response will be, “College who?” After the 2008 election, the College Republican student organization on campus practically disintegrated and to my knowledge did not meet once last semester. Although the reasons why this happened are not my concern, I do have to say that something important was lost with the breakup of this student organization. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not a conservative, but the actions of the College Republicans gave a voice to a segment of the student population.

Also, the actions of the group helped frame the actions of other progressive and liberal organizations on campus, specifically the Young Democrats. Their impact was undeniable, if maybe undesirable by some. Never the less, they played a key role in making sure WVU was, pardon the pun, “fair and balanced.” It is now more important than ever that a strong, conservative student organization, such as the College Republicans, rebuild leading into the November midterm

Mon. County provides many services for homeless As one who is involved in activities to improve services to persons experiencing homelessness in our area, I was naturally interested in Josh Peters’ recent column, “For the last time, Monongalia County has no spare change.” Homelessness is a growing problem in our area – as it is across our country – and I was heartened to know that there is this level of concern about homelessness among our student population. There are some things that Peters and others might like to know about services that are available to persons experiencing homelessness in our area. This is a compassionate community. I am pleased to report that through the support of the County Commission and the City Council, there are numerous meals available in Morgantown, at least twice per day. And there are ample beds available at the present time at the Bartlett House for those who need a place to sleep at night (with the exception of persons who have shown themselves to be uncooperative with the shelter). The particular focus of this new panhandling law, as I understand it, is not homeless persons on the street but “professional” panhandlers who have shown no interest in availing themselves of the services that are provided. There is rarely a reason for anyone to be hungry in our community. I do not believe it is a lack of compassion to ask these persons why they are not taking advantage of the services that are provided to assist them. That is not to say there are not serious problems. The is a great need for a drop-in center where people can have access to showers, laundry facilities, computers, lockers, a mailbox and other kinds of support both material and personal. An even greater need is to find ways to actually reduce homelessness by going beyond emergency services to those approaches that will get people back into homes of their own. The Bartlett House does very good work toward this end, but they need much more support. And we desperately need a supply of housing that people with limited incomes can afford. A major step in the direction of meeting these long-term needs was taken recently. In March, the County Commission joined the Morgantown City Council in jointly approving the creation of a Task Force on Homelessness to develop a countywide plan for addressing and reducing homelessness in our area. The Commission has not passed the buck or tried to sweep this issue under the rug. Both the commission and the City Council unanimously passed the establishment of the Task Force. Currently we are in the first stage of creating the Task Force. The Mon Valley Homeless Coalition was asked to do some important background work for the Task Force, namely to create a detailed description of all services in Morgantown and Monongalia County currently available for persons experiencing homelessness, and with that as a base, to develop the first draft of a longterm, community-wide strategy for addressing the gaps in services that need to be filled. The data gathering is just about finished, and we are moving into an analysis of that data so we can identify the areas that need to be addressed further. Our greatest need is for actions that will actually reduce homelessness. We are in the beginning stages of moving forward on that path. We would welcome the involvement of anyone from the community who would like to lend their support.

An injured man is brought to a hospital after a bombing in Kirkuk, Iraq, Aug. 25. A string of attacks targeting Iraqi security forces left several people dead and scores wounded the day after the number of American soldiers in the country fell bellow 50,000.

ton recently told Congress that between 6,000 and 7,000 private security forces would be necessary. To put that in perspective, there are a total of 4,000 U.S. Special Forces in the world. Those armed guards aren’t counted in the number of U.S. forces in Iraq, because they are mercenaries from private companies like Blackwater. More than 100,000 private forces will remain in Iraq. So we reduced U.S. forces from 144,000 to 50,000, but we’re leaving 100,000 mercenaries in the country. Those mercenary armies have been responsible for some of the worst atrocities of the war, including Blackwater’s killing of 17 civilians in the notorious Nisour Square incident. That incident, which the FBI said “at least 14 of the shootings were unjustified and violated deadly-force rules,” led to both the U.S. and Iraqi governments refusing to let Blackwater operate in Iraq. Blackwater’s response? They created over 30 “shell” companies to apply for military contracts without revealing their sordid name to the government.

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Ryan Stiles of ‘Whose Live?’ readies for WVU show by jamie carbone

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Improv fans unite as “Whose Live Anyway?” an improvisational comedy show, comes to the Creative Arts Center on Sept. 24 as part of a special fundraising event for the West Virginia University Department of Theatre and Dance. Based on the popular TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” the show features the comic stylings of Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Chip Esten and Jeff Davis, all of whom have appeared on the televised version. “This will be my first time in West Virginia, so that’ll be fun,” Stiles said to The Daily Athenaeum. Stiles, known for his starring role on “The Drew Carey Show,” is no stranger to improv, having appeared on both the American and UK versions of the show. “Anybody who’s seen ‘Whose Line’ will be familiar with the show, but Drew’s not there, so its funnier,” Stiles joked.

When Stiles isn’t shooting appearances on popular CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men” or working at his own improv theater, The Upfront Theatre, in Bellingham, Wash., he does national tours of “Whose Live,” and has done so since 1999. “We do about 20 to 30 shows a year,” Stiles said. When the group was in its early days they did more, as well as having about 10 comics performing. Later performances saw the numbers cut to himself, Proops, Esten and Davis. “We’re getting so old now, we’re thinking about calling it ‘Antique’s Roadshow’,” Stiles said. “I’m a big fan of the guys I work with.” While the live show may feature a similar feel to the TV show, it has some differences. The performance will start with a brief moment of standup by Proops before opening up to the skits. “There is a lot more music,” Stiles said. Bob Derkach, who has been the musical director for the show since it started,

will provide music for the show. Different skits are featured as well, with there being no “Props” or “Hoedown” in the live version. However, there isn’t a complete disconnect from the TV show, as the well known skit “Greatest Hits” appears in the stage version, usually as a way of ending the night. The live show features audience participation as well, with one lucky audience member being brought on stage during the show to be serenaded by Esten and Davis. The audience is also responsible for the humor that will be featured in the show, with Stiles saying that “We take all suggestions from the audience,” making the show truly improvised. The biggest difference between the two formats is that the show has no host who gives out points after each round, giving equal focus to all four performers. “We want a ‘Rat-Packy’ comedy feel,” Stiles said. Stiles prefers the lack of awarding points, because,


From left: The cast of ‘Whose Live is it Anyway?’ Chip Esten, Jeff Davis, Greg Proops and Ryan Stiles. The cast will perform at the Creative Arts Center as part of a fundraiser for the WVU Department of Theatre and Dance. without the interruptions, it keeps “the flow going.” Even with its improvised nature, the show will be allage appropriate. “Content might be a little

risque,” Stiles said. “But there Tickets can be ordered by won’t be any swear words.” calling 304-479-0987 or by “Whose Live Anyway?” will sending an e-mail to morgantake place in the Lyell B. Clay Theatre at the Creative Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Sept. 24.

Guest artists to deliver guitar, flute performances today By david ryan A&E EDITOR

Classical music pieces neglected by generations will fill the air at the Creative Arts Center tonight as part of a guest performance. The free concert begins at 6 p.m. at the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall. Kim Goodman and Karl Wohlwend, visiting faculty of Otterbein University in Ohio, will perform classical flute and guitar, respectively. “There will be pieces by

living composers, composers from 1600s and a lot of variety in the style,” Goodman said. “We’re doing some tango music, some contemporary music, a lot of things that have a dance theme to them.” The combination of flute and guitar may come off as strange to some. “It’s a really interesting combination,” Wohlwend said. “The difference in sounds complement each other very well. The biggest issue with classical guitar in any chamber music session is the sound issue.”

Drew Barrymore, left, embraces Justin Long, right, in ‘Going The Distance.’

Classical guitar is relatively quiet in comparison to modern guitars, Wohlwend said, offering a chance for the two instruments to play together. “There’s a quite a bit of repertoire written for that kind of duo,” he said. “Classical guitar is a relatively quiet instrument. The flute doesn’t overpower it, though the flute can be loud.” Both performers will also be giving lectures at the college. Goodman, who has been working on a professional


Long distance rom-com ‘Going The Distance’ falls into genre cliches MACKENZIE MAYS ASSOCIATE A&E EDITOR

“Going the Distance” is a film about a couple struggling to keep a long distance relationship alive, and, though the plot is centered around love, the movie has enough derogatory comedy to avoid the “chick flick” label. Erin (Drew Barrymore) is a 30-year-old college student and summer intern at a newspaper in New York City. Her life has been delayed because of some careless relationships. In the city, she runs into freshly single Garrett (Justin Long), and the two realize their compatibility with the same interests in music, movies, beer and arcade games. While their relationship grows, and the fun-loving couple seems perfect, Erin drops the bomb she will be moving back to California when the summer ends. Upset, the two try to make it long distance. With hilarious characters like roommate Dan (Char-

lie Day) and over-protective and OCD sister Corinne (Christina Applegate), the movie serves more as a comedy than a love story, including an interrupted sex scene on the kitchen table, a spray tan gone bad and a failed attempt at phone sex. It’s easy to become attached to the on- and off-screen charismatic couple that is Long and Barrymore, which makes for a decent movie with relatable characters and experiences. The movie succeeds at pulling the viewers in and allowing them to get to know each character. It has audiences rooting for the couple to make it in the end, mainly because Barrymore’s tomboy character and Long’s witty and dorky character mesh well as a couple but aren’t too serious in love to bring the movie down. The experiences along the way may be a little less than realistic, but the funny love story keeps your attention. However, the movie falls into the a scenario that all romantic comedies are guilty of: cliche endings. Despite its few failings, the

‘GOING THE DISTANCE’ Justin Long, Drew Barrymore A romantic comedy that tries not to fall into the cliches of its genre. movie is better than its romantic peers, giving enough diversity between its serious and lighter moments.


music career for 12 years in addition to private tutoring and university work, will be sharing her experiences for aspiring musicians. The lecture, called “Navigating A Career In Music,” will cover everything for musicians looking to go solo. “First of all, taxes are a big issue because so much of our issue is self-employment,” she said. “I was making a lot of money but didn’t realize the 25 percent tax bracket for being self-employed,” she said. Other notes for the class in-

clude how to market yourself as a musician. Wohlwend, who has been playing the guitar since he was as young as 6 years old, will introduce students to a large body of forgotten and neglected music. “There’s a pretty large body of 19th century stuff, especially from Italian composers, that was written for guitar that is really neglected,” he said. “It’s really fine stuff.” Wohlwend is currently finishing a recording of the music and hopes to “introduce

(students) to some repertoire they’ve never heard of before.” Both performers began playing with instruments at a young age. For Goodman, the key message from her lecture is about prospective musicians following their passion. “If you wake up in the morning and making music what is what you want to do, you have to do it,” she said. “If music is in your heart, then that’s what you should pursue.”




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sonal loss from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. on the third floor of the Student Services Building. STUDENT ORGANIZATION FAIR AMIZADE has representawill be held on the Mountainlair tives in the common area of the Plaza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Several Mountainlair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. student organizations will be on to answer questions for those interhand as well as the Mountaineer ested in studying abroad. Maniacs. For more information, eWVU WOMEN’S ULTIMATE FRISmail Kim Harrison at kim.harrison@ BEE meets from 10 p.m. to midnight at the Shell Building. No experience is necessary. For more information, e-mail Sarah Lemanski at sarah_leToday ALPHA PHI OMEGA, a co-ed comPI SIGMA SIMGA PUBLIC POLICY munity service organization, will be STUDIES HONORARY will meet at hosting an informational meeting 5:15 p.m. at Woodburn Hall. at 7 p.m. in the Mountaineer Room of the Mountainlair. For more in- Continual formation, e-mail lturner9@mix. MON GENERAL HOSPITAL needs volunteers for the information desk, pre-admission testing, hosSept. 9 pitality cart, mail delivery and gift CIRCOLO ITALIANO, The Italian shop. For more information, call Studies Club, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Christina Brown at 304-598-1324. in Room 101 of Woodburn Hall. WELLNESS PROGRAMS on topTHE ROYCE J. AND CAROLINE ics such as nutrition, sexual health B. WATTS MUSEUM will host a re- and healthy living are provided for ception to commemorate its cur- interested student groups, orgarent exhibition “Light/Lubricant/ nizations or classes by WELL WVU Liniment: The Early Years of Oil Pro- Student Wellness and Health Production and Consumption in West motion. For more information, visit Virginia, 1860 to 1900” from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Atrium of WELL WVU STUDENT HEALTH is the Mineral Resources Building. For paid for by tuition and fees and is more information, call 304-293- confidential. For appointments or 4609 or e-mail wattsmuseum@ more information, call 2311 or visit medical. Sept. 11 NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets THE ANNUAL CANINE CLASSIC 5K nightly in the Morgantown and RUN/WALK will be held at the Ha- Fairmont areas. For more informazel Ruby McQuain Waterfront Park, tion, call the helpline at 800-766with registration starting at 7 a.m. 4442 or visit ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS and the race starting at 8:30 a.m. For more information or to register, meets daily. For help or a schedule, call 304-291-7918. For more invisit formation, visit Every Tuesday CARITAS HOUSE, a local nonMOUNTAINEERS FOR CHRIST, profit organization serving West a student Christian organization, Virginians with HIV/AIDS, needs dohosts free supper and Bible study at nations of food and personal care its Christian Student Center. Supper items and volunteers to support is at 8:15 p.m., and Bible study be- all aspects of the organization’s acgins at 9 p.m. All students are wel- tivities. For more information, call come. For more information, call 304-985-0021. CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING 304-599-6151 or visit www.mounSERVICES are provided for free by WVU SWING DANCE CLUB meets the Carruth Center for Psychologiat 7:45 p.m. in Multipurpose Room cal and Psychiatric Services. A walkA of the Student Recreation Center. in clinic is offered weekdays from 9 No partner needed. Advanced and a.m. to 4 p.m. Services include edbeginners are welcome. For more ucational, career, individual, couinformation, e-mail wvuswingda- ples and group counseling. Please visit to find out SIERRA STUDENT COALITION more information. SCOTT’S RUN SETTLEMENT meets at 7 p.m. in the Mountain Room of the Mountainlair. The HOUSE, a local outreach organizagroup is a grassroots environmental tion, needs volunteers for daily proorganization striving for tangible grams and special events. For more change in our campus and commu- information or to volunteer, connity. 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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a United Way agency, is looking for volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-onone community-based and schoolbased mentoring programs. To volunteer, contact Sylvia at 304983-2823, 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. For more information, call 304-598-6094 or e-mail 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 allvolunteer 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 THE CONDOM CARAVAN will be in Room G304 of the Health Sciences Center on Mondays and the Mounlair on Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. The caravan sells condoms for 25 cents or five for $1. 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 or visit the IVCF website at www.wvuiv. THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE meets on the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon at Hatfields in the Mountainlair. All students and faculty are invited. For more information, e-mail amy.keesee@mail. THE CHEMISTRY LEARNING CENTER, located on the ground floor of the Chemistry Research Laboratories, is open Monday through Friday 9 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. THE M-TOWN MPOWERMENT PROJECT, a community-building program run by and geared toward young gay or 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. THE MORGANTOWN FUN FACTORY, a nonprofit organization, is looking for volunteers to work at the Children’s Discovery Museum of West Virginia. For more information, go to or e-mail

HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year, you often waver between a low profile and being 100 percent out there. To some of your close friends and associates, this behavior could be confusing. You have a natural ambivalence about key partnerships with financial ties. Remember to honor who you are. Tap into your innate ingenuity, and solutions will appear. If you are single, you could fall into a very intense relationship. Remember, it takes a year to get to know someone. After you go through the four seasons with this person, then make a decision. If you are attached, the two of you might not be so easy with each other, unless you return to the romantic playfulness of dating. VIRGO often questions your motives. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHH You could fuss if you don’t get your desired results. You have a strong position and understand what is driving others. Creativity emerges in discussions with someone who has clout yet a totally different perspective. Tonight: Put your feet up. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHH Funnel some of your ideas into your work, and it might make work more interesting. Some of you might choose to flirt with an office associate, adding some extra zip that way. Reach out for more information. Consider signing up for a course. Tonight: Forget your day job; let your hair down. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHH Consider working from home if you feel more comfortable and/or can accomplish more there. Revise your thinking about a boss or key associate. Your priorities are

changing. Someone at a distance adds a touch of confusion into the mix! Tonight: Make it relaxing.

into an innate creativity, which you often don’t manifest. Revise your schedule if need be. Tonight: Where people are.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH Communication could be awkward, yet unexpected information proves to be enlightening. Take your time assessing a situation, as you still might not have all the facts. Seek out experts. Someone might be quite controlling. Tonight: Catch up on a friend’s news.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHH Others look to you for answers and leadership. You might not be happy with the situation, as there is an implicit demand. A child might want one thing, contrasting with a family member who makes nearly the opposite demand. Tonight: Burning the midnight oil.

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHH Keep reaching out for more information. Finances seem to be a key issue. Designing a budget needs to become a high priority, especially one that is workable. Someone at a distance or an expert can be very helpful. Listen. Tonight: Pay bills first.

CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH Be willing to dig up more information and get to the bottom of an issue. Your sense of direction could be key in making a decision. Internalize different needs within you, around you and from others. Process, and you will know which way to go. Tonight: Opt for different plans.

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHHH Your energy is high, but the choices you make could be the result of a conflicted process. Pressure builds within a partnership. The unexpected tosses you into strange waters. Tap into your imagination for solutions. Tonight: Meet a friend for dinner. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHH You might feel slightly on edge, not knowing what to expect. Certainly, the unanticipated keeps popping up, making accomplishing certain tasks difficult, at best. Process an issue that doesn’t seem to be going away on a deeper level. Tonight: Go for some extra R and R. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHH Others accept your leadership, especially as you are centered and have energy on your team. A brainstorming session taps

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH Deal with key individuals on a one-onone level. You could question what is best ultimately. You are juggling personal concerns, creating a demanding day. If you need to, figure out an instrumental decision. Tonight: An intimate discussion over dinner. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH You might want to defer to a key partner, friend or associate and have a discussion with him or her. This person always provides a lot of insight. Be careful about involving your personal finances in a decision. A meeting opens a door. Tonight: Meet friends. BORN TODAY American folk artist Grandma Moses (1860), singer Gloria Gaynor (1949), Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1533)


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‘Coal Bowl’ a rivalry... for now Leading up to West Virginia’s game against Marshall a season ago, I stated the Friends of Coal Bowl isn’t a rivalry and won’t be until the Thundering Herd eventually wins. They won in the offseason. Marshall hired former West Virginia assistant and recruiting coordinator Doc Holliday as head coach after Mark Snyder was let go after going 22-37 in five seasons. The Thundering Herd got one of the nation’s top recruiters in Holliday, who is one of the most respected college coaches in the state of Florida and, because of his recruiting reputation, is often underrated as a coach. He left West Virginia quickly for Huntington on Dec. 17, of course sparking “traitor” allegations following the move, although in reality, it was a decision the 52-year old Holliday had to make if he wished to fulfill his dream of becoming a head coach. His story and the matchup between his new team and the squad he coached for 18 years as an assistant will surely be the main headline for Friday’s game. But it won’t be the only one that will make Friday’s game one of the most anticipated games in the series’ history. It’s the annual Friends of Coal Bowl – the matchup between the state’s only Division I teams. It’s for “state pride,” as WVU tailback Noel Devine said. And while Marshall has never beat West Virginia, it does have something this year that it hasn’t had in the past – hope. That attitude stems from Holliday, who has already changed the culture of the program. Marshall’s Joan C. Edwards Stadium already has added new scoreboards and a new sound system. A stadium expansion is also in the works. Holliday’s presence has also already made an impact by increasing the team’s athleticism. The team also already has nine commits towards next season’s recruiting class. Three members of Holliday’s 2010 class at West Virginia were supposed to join the coach in his move to Marshall – Darius Millines, Fred Pickett and Travis Bell, although none are in the green and white this season. Millines, a receiver, eventually signed with Illinois, Bell switched back to West Virginia and could see time at safety this season. Pickett signed with Marshall but is not on the team’s roster following an off-the-field incident, after which he was dismissed from the team. West Virginia’s Marquis Wallace, who failed to qualify for WVU, also went to Marshall, although he has to sit out the 2010 season. There are connections between the two teams that have never been before. Marshall is a program that’s ready to return to its success of the 1990s and one that’s ready to compete on a gameto-game basis. If it’s going to happen, it’ll be thanks to a former WVU coach. For now, consider this game an exception in the series. Friday’s matchup will finally have the atmosphere of a rivalry – a one-game rivalry, at least. “We have to win this game at some point,” Holliday said. “For it to be a rivalry, we have to win that game.” The chances of the Thundering Herd winning is helped by the team’s full week to compare for West Virginia. It’s a nationally televised game on a Friday night in Huntington. In one of the first real rivalry games of this “rivalry,” anything can happen, and don’t be surprised if it does. “There’s still that bitter taste in our mouths every time we play them,” said WVU linebacker J.T. Thomas. “It’s not just Week 2 for us. It’s Marshall.”

No chance for ‘Chants’ Stew satisfied with defense By Brian Kuppelweiser Sports Writer

West Virginia’s Jorge Wright, left, and Ryan Clarke, right, celebrate the Mountaineers’ 31-0 victory over Coastal Carolina Saturday.

formance by a West Virginia sophomore in a seasonopener since 1980 when WVU began keeping game-by-game statistics. “I wanted the offense to know that we have confidence in them,” Stewart said. “We wanted to send that message early, and I told my staff, ‘If we get close, we’re going for it.’” “I wanted Geno to know I have all the confidence in the world in him and the other 10 players out there with him. He’s our guy, we’re going with

Throughout summer camp, there was much talk about the lofty expectations many were placing on the West Virginia defense. The defense, after all, returned nine starters, had some valuable depth and, most importantly, featured names such as nose tackle Chris Neild, defensive back Scooter Berry, safety Robert Sands and cornerback Brandon Hogan. Well, if Saturday’s performance was any indication of what is to come, the Mountaineer defense could meet those expectations. Following Saturday’s 31-0 win over Coastal Carolina, head coach Bill Stewart continued to praise the play of his defense. Sunday in his teleconference, Stewart was no different. “I was really pleased again with our defense,” Stewart said. He said he was happy with how the defense read, reacted and adjusted during the game, as it allowed just 186 total yards to Coastal Carolina. “Everything they threw at us – option, the zone, counters, quick screen, the shallow routes – everything they threw at us, our guys adjusted, and I thought that was really good,” Stewart said. “That’s the mark of a sound plan and that you have athleticism out there on the defensive side.” Along with stopping the Chanticleers during the game, the defense also turned in the game-changing play of the day when Hogan intercepted a pass in the end zone near the end of the first half. “(Hogan) turned that game around,” Stewart said. “Brandon Hogan is such a good-spirited young man. He just wants to play. He’s really come on, and as a team leader, he’s really come on and done a nice job.”

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West Virginia surpasses 400 yards in 31-0 win over Coastal Carolina By Matthew Peaslee Sports Writer

West Virginia cornerback Brandon Hogan had one thing to say about receiver J.D. Woods following the Mountaineers’ 31-0 victory over Coastal Carolina. “Touchdown man,” Hogan said. He was referring to Woods’ 4-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter of West Virginia’s season-opening win. It was Woods’ first career reception, as well. “I just felt like I had to go

to my right spot first, then I’d hopefully get the ball,” Woods said. “When I’d saw Geno (Smith) release it (there were) all cheers, all smiles.” After Woods’ touchdown, though, the cheers and smiles turned into moans and groans as the WVU offense struggled to put consistent drives together throughout the rest of the half. The Chanticleers held WVU to 10 points in the first half. “I thought the offense misfired early,” said WVU head coach Bill Stewart. Stewart attributed the in-

consistencies to first game jitters. Sophomore quarterback Geno Smith, who started his first game, completed 13 of 17 passes for 129 yards in the first half. He did have an interception near the end of the first half, which was returned for 37 yards by Chanticleers’ defensive back Dominique Davenport. “I don’t want to make excuses for Geno,” Stewart said. “But this was his first complete game, and he’s a sophomore. The pick was a bad

break. He’ll get better, and he’s my guy.” Smith would finish the game 20-for-27 for 216 yards through the air. WVU’s rushing attack was stalled for much of the first half. The Coastal Carolina defense held running back Noel Devine to just 58 yards on 16 carries. The front line of the defense closed up any holes that may have been open for Devine to run through. After second half adjustments, Devine finished with

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It was a 15-play drive on West Virginia’s opening possession that the Mountaineers knew couldn’t end in a simple field goal. Faced with a 4th-and-goal situation on the Coastal Carolina 4-yard line, WVU head coach Bill Stewart opted to go for the touchdown. “We had come so far and ran so many plays that we knew what was coming,” said WVU left tackle Don Barclay. “We

knew we had to go for it.” Stewart elected to put the ball into the hands of sophomore quarterback Geno Smith, who was making his first start as the Mountaineers’ No. 1 quarterback. Smith answered, firing a pass to receiver J.D. Woods in the end zone, putting the Mountaineers up 7-0 on their way to a 31-0 season-opening win. “We never quit on that drive,” Barclay said. “We could’ve just quit and packed it in, but we wanted to keep

going.” It was the first of Smith’s two touchdowns on the day as the Miramar, Fla., native ended 20for-27 for 216 yards. It was the second-best performance by a WVU quarterback in the past 13 years. Jarrett Brown threw for 244 yards in his starting debut against Rutgers in 2006. Smith’s performance was only the seventh time in WVU history a quarterback finished with a completion percentage over 70 percent while attempting at least 25 pass attempts. It was also the best per-

Defense earns first shutout since 2005 By Brian Kuppelweiser Sports Writer

If the saying “defense wins championships” runs true, the West Virginia football team is headed in the right direction. The Mountaineers posted their first shutout since the 2005 season, and the first at home since 1997, in WVU’s 31-0 victory over Coastal Carolina to open the 2010 season Saturday. Along with the shutout, the Mountaineers forced two turnovers and held Coastal Carolina to just 2-of-14 on third-down conversions. “The most important thing is the fact we played with reckless abandonment. I asked the players to do that, and they bought into it,” said head coach Bill Stewart. Along with the success on third downs, WVU was also able to control the game from a yardage standpoint, as it held the Chanticleers to 186 total yards. “I really like the way our defense played and the way they adjusted,” Stewart said. “There was a lot of speed, and we used it to our advantage.” Linebacker Anthony Leonard agreed with Stewart that the Mountaineers’ defensive speed helped. But he did notice one change in the defense’s approach to how teams are attacking them. “Our defense has always been fast, but the difference now is that we know what we are doing out there,” Leonard said. Along with the defense playing fast, Stewart also attributed some of the defense’s success to the instal-

lation of the “40” package on third downs. “You saw a new Mountaineer defense go out on the field today with that ‘40’ look,” Stewart said. Nose tackle Chris Neild, who does not normally play in the “40” package, thought it was interesting to watch the Mountaineers’ new defense in action. “It’s a lot different, because when you think of West Virginia, you think of the 3-3-5 stack, so it is a bit odd for us

to run a four man front,” Neild said. “When we do run it, we try to get the guys with the most speed out there.” WVU’s defense also came up big when the team needed it most after quarterback Geno Smith threw an interception, which was returned to the Mountaineers’ 21-yard line. The Chanticleers attempted to close the gap immediately as CCU quarterback Zach MacDowall went for the end

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Men’s soccer opens season 1-1

Tuesday September 7, 2010


WVU falls to No. 9 Monmouth, tops No. 17 UNC Wilmington in 2OT By Brian Kuppelweiser Sports Writer

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West Virginia defender Ray Gaddis falls after being tripped by two UNC Wilmington players during the Mountaineers’ 3-2 win over UNCW Sunday.

It’s rare when the West Virginia men’s soccer team scores more than one goal. What is even more rare is if it does so while on the brink of losing the game. The Mountaineers (1-1-0) had that exact scenario happen but came out on top, as they pulled out a 3-2 victory in double overtime over No. 17 UNC Wilmington at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. It was the first time since 2007 that WVU scored three goals in a regular season game. Junior college transfer Franck Tayou netted the game-winning goal, which also was the first of his career, with eight minutes remaining in the second overtime. “I just had one idea in my mind, and that was to put the

ball in the back of net,” said Tayou. “It is a great feeling for me, because it is my first goal in a WVU shirt.” Also netting goals on the afternoon were Oregon State transfer Matt Drake and freshman Allan Flott, both of which were their first goals as Mountaineers. WVU got off to a slow start, as it played sloppily and looked outmatched by the Seahawks. After a fiery speech from WVU head coach Marlon LeBlanc, Flott brought an immediate burst of energy to the Mountaineers with his goal in the 49th minute to even the match at one. “It got pretty intense in the locker room at halftime,” said Flott. “Being nice is good, but sometimes you just need punched in the face.”

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Men’s soccer rebounds after tough loss by Michael Carvelli Sports Writer

Sometimes a loss like the one the West Virginia men’s soccer team suffered Friday against No. 9 Monmouth can debilitate a team, especially in its next contest. The Mountaineers outshot the Hawks 21-6 and outplayed one of the top-10 teams in the country the entire game. But in the end, WVU gave up a goal in the second overtime period for the loss. “Someone told me (Friday) it was like getting your girlfriend stolen from you at the prom,” said West Virginia head coach Marlon LeBlanc. “We were the

better team Friday. The result just didn’t show it.” In the first half of Sunday’s contest against another top-25 team – No. 17 UNC Wilmington – it looked as if WVU was still suffering from the tough loss. After the first 45 minutes of the match, the Mountaineers were being outshot 7-3 and had a 1-0 deficit as they made their way into the locker room. According to the players, halftime was where things began to turn around. “Coach wanted to fire us up. He knows we’re a better team than that,” said freshman Allan Flott. “We’re the type of team that it’s good to be nice to, but sometimes you just need to get

punched in the face, and that’s what we got at halftime.” When they came out for the second half, it was a completely different Mountaineer team. WVU was attacking the goal more than it did early in the first half, and it paid off just five minutes into the half when Flott scored his first collegiate goal off of a Travis Pittman corner kick. Less than 20 minutes later, the Mountaineers put a second goal on the board off the foot of Oregon State transfer Matt Drake to give them a 2-1 lead. “Sometimes we can get down on ourselves,” Drake said. “Marlon really picked us up, but it was good inspiration for getting

a good start that second half.” But the game went into overtime after UNC Wilmington’s Daniel Roberts scored on a free kick to tie it back up at two apiece with 11 minutes to go in regulation. The first overtime period came and went without many opportunities for either team, but just two minutes into the second and final period, the Mountaineers struck again. After a cross from Shadow Sebele to Uwem Etuk, Etuk found junior Franck Tayou. Tayou put in his first goal in a West Virginia uniform, winning the game and pulling off the upset for WVU.

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Mischler’s game-winner highlights weekend by brad joyal sports writer

Megan Mischler knew how important Saturday’s game against Central Michigan was for the West Virginia women’s soccer team. The senior knew what she had to do, too: Get the ball in the net. Last season, Mischler led the team in goals (5), gamewinners (3) and points (12). After a strong 2009 campaign she knew her team would be looking for her to help produce points this season. Mischler’s game-winner Saturday against the Chippewas gave West Virginia a much-needed home win before heading to Miami this weekend for a two-game stretch before Big East Conference play. “It was one of those, you’re in the right place at the right time goals,” Mischler said. “I saw it, and it was just sitting there, so I just shot it into the net. We just worked hard for every ball, and we came out on top.” Mischler played outside midfield, a position she doesn’t usually play, against CMU. She worked hard all week

in practice to get opportunities on the outside, and the change of positions paid off as Mischler was able to score her first goal of the season. Mountaineer head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown acknowledged how important the goal by Mischler was to help build the senior’s confidence in her final season at West Virginia. Izzo-Brown believes that after scoring her first goal, Mischler’s confidence will grow as the season continues. “She knows what her roll is: to create opportunities and finish. Obviously she did both,” Izzo-Brown said. “It’s going to be a relief, because that kid would do anything for her senior year to go out winning.” After a 1-2 start, the Mountaineers were in need of a victory. While offensive troubles plagued the team through its first three games, it finally came together in the second half against Central Michigan. Bry McCarthy’s goal off a free kick from 25 yards out tied the game in the 78th minute. After creating pressure throughout the second half, the Mountaineers’ offense finally woke up and got the goals Izzo-Brown had been

hoping for. “This is so huge going in to play an (Atlantic Coast Conference) school,” Izzo-Brown said. “We know this weekend is going to be a battle, and we’re going to go in and get ready for Pittsburgh.” The offensive spark couldn’t have come at a better time for the Mountaineers. After rallying to beat Central Michigan with two unanswered goals in the second half, the team has momentum going into its game against Miami (Fla.) Friday and Florida Atlantic Sunday. With one of the team’s top goal scorers getting the first one out of the way, the offense should begin to produce a lot more. West Virginia out-shot the Chippewas 20-17 Saturday, and with many scoring opportunities showed what it is capable of doing offensively. With two out-of-conference matches coming up before the Big East season kicks off, the Mountaineers are right where they want to be, Izzo-Brown said. Mischler said it’s important to take each game in stride the rest of the season. “It was a huge win for us,” Mischler said. “We had to win tonight. We can’t go 1-3. We didn’t want to be two games behind a winning record, it was important to win and get even at 2-2.”

GAME NOTES zz The West Virginia women’s soccer team has had its ups and downs in its first four games of the 2010 season. After losing to Penn State in overtime in the season opener, the Mountaineers have shown mixed results in their following three games. In its second game, the team beat Bowling Green 3-0. Ohio State then topped the Mountaineers 3-1, and the team started looking for some offensive firepower. Saturday, the team let up a quick goal to Central Michigan five minutes into the contest. It looked like the team’s offense would continue to not get the bounces it needed to win. Bry McCarthy’s goal on a 25yard free kick came to be a lot more than the equalizing goal for the Mountaineers. Megan Mischler’s game-winning goal, which came on a rebound from Bri Rodriguez’s shot off the cross-bar, gave the Mountaineers the win. zz The Mountaineers have developed a multi-threat team. Eight Mountaineers have registered points (17 total), led by Bri Rodriguez, who has two goals and four points. zz At a 2-2 record, the Mountaineers are in fine shape for their number of goals this season. After rallying to beat Central Michigan, the team registered a season-defining game. The victory over the Chippewas put the Mountaineers on an equal slate in the win-loss column – a spot they wanted to continue to improve. zz Goalkeeper Kerri Butler has been solid all season long, saving 18 shots and registering the shutout against Bowling Green.

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Cincinnati basketball play-by-play announcer Chuck Machock pokes fun at West Virginia head basketball coach Bob Huggins during the Bob Huggins Celebrity Roast Friday at the Waterfront Place Hotel. All money raised at the roast benefited the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. Norma Rae Huggins, Bob Huggins’ mother, died of colon cancer in 2003.


WVU takes top 7 spots By Derek Denneny Sports Writer

There may have been some unfamiliar faces donning Gold and Blue Saturday when the No. 15 West Virginia cross country team kicked of its season, but the results were the same. The Mountaineers claimed the top seven spots in the WVU Invitational, led by first-place finisher Hallie Portner. Portner, a redshirt sophomore, paced WVU (15:02). I was excited to see Hallie’s poise,” said WVU head coach Sean Cleary. “She was aggressive at the proper time, and her results are reflective of good summer training.” Aubrey Moskal (15:20) followed 18 seconds off the lead, good enough for second place, while Jordan Hamric (15:25) finished in third place. Chelsea Jarvis (15:33) and Allison Pettit (15:37) finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Jamie Cokeley and Lydia Martinelli rounded out the top seven for WVU. “I was very impressed with our rate of improvement that we made over the past 12 months,” Cleary said. “The team showed that they are ca-

BY Sebouh Majarian Sports correspondent

One week after taking the WVU Classic Championship, the Mountaineer volleyball team suffered its first two losses of the season to finish third at the Patriot Invitational. WVU headed into the George Mason Tournament with a perfect 4-0 record but would drop two of its three matches, including the opener against UNC Charlotte (4-2) and George Mason (3-3). The 49ers swept the three sets from WVU 26-24, 25-20 and 2517. The Mountaineers were led by junior outside hitter Michelle Kopecky, as she had 10 kills and three digs. Kopecky was named to the all-tournament team as she compiled 31 kills, 16 digs and six service aces over the weekend. Despite the two losses, Mountaineer head coach Jill Kramer remained positive. “They were great,” she said. “Everybody stayed really receptive the whole time, and they all gave each other really good feedback and stayed positive.” West Virginia had strong play from their setters throughout the tournament. Junior Kari Post finished with 13 assists through two sets but had to have her minutes


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pable of performing at a high level.” Though Cleary feels his team’s performance was “equal to his expectations,” he admits there is always work to do. “The goal for every team in the country is to continue to work hard and stay away from injuries,” he said. “The first few meets are more of a shaking off the cobwebs. We will need to take this race and add another mile at this speed if we want to be where we hope to be by season’s end.” Former WVU standout Karly Hamric, running unattached, officially finished in first place but was not included in the events’ final results. The Mountaineers will travel to Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday to participate in the Big East Conference preview event hosted by Syracuse. “This will be a good event for us, giving us an opportunity to preview the Big East course for later in the season,” Cleary said. “We will walk away with a better understanding of what we need to improve on for the championships and we will get a chance to see our lineup fall into place.”

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Continued from page 7 him, and I wanted to showcase him right from the get-go.” Smith started the game 5-for-5 for 35 yards, all coming on the Mountaineers’ opening possession. He even ran the option on the game’s first play from scrimmage in what Stewart hoped would “put the defense on their heels.” The team ran on a no-huddle offense its entire first drive. “I wanted to play fast, and I wanted to be explosive,” Stewart said. “I thought we did that.” Woods didn’t start the game but entered on the fourth-down play. Smith found the sophomore as soon as Woods stopped when he entered the end zone. It was the first catch of Woods’ career. “It wasn’t a tough catch, I just had to catch it,” Woods said. “It


Continued from page 7 zone, but cornerback Brandon Hogan made a spectacular, toedragging interception. The turnover would go on to turn the tide for the Mountaineers and sink the Chanticleers’ ship. “It turned the game,” Stewart said. “I was talking to (CCU head coach) David Bennett

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seemed like the ball was in the air forever. I was determined to get it.” Smith later found Jock Sanders on a 17-yard touchdown with 13:32 remaining in the third quarter. But it didn’t all come easy for Smith. The sophomore was intercepted with 1:13 left in the second quarter by Coastal Carolina’s Dominique Davenport. “We definitely wanted to score a lot of points early, but that led to mistakes that hurt us,” Smith said. “Our goal was to stay patient. But it wasn’t that we weren’t moving the ball downfield. I thought we executed our game plan for the most part.” The Mountaineers finished with 400 total yards, the first time WVU has eclipsed the mark since its 405-yard performance against Colorado Oct. 1.

Continued from page 8 Flott’s goal was the first of the season for the Mountaineers as it ended a 155-minute scoring drought to begin the season. LeBlanc echoed Flott’s statement about the halftime atmosphere and said the locker room speech was not for everyone. “I would not have invited any minor into the locker room at halftime,” said LeBlanc. WVU’s second goal of the game came with just under 23 minutes remaining in the game when Matt Drake cleaned a ball lying in front of the net. “It was a big time confidence booster for me,” said Drake. With the victory, the Mountaineers now turn their attention to William & Mary. LeBlanc is hoping that he

and he said ‘Stew, that play just broke us.’” Hogan’s teammates have raved over his athletic ability and are amazed at how he has progressed in his time in Morgantown. “He is a great athlete,” Leonard said. “It took him a minute to adjust to the new position, but now he is one of the top players at his position.”

will get the same offensive effort out of his young team Friday against the Tribe as he did in its opening weekend. “I am confident in these players, and it is up to them to get the job done at the end of the day,” LeBlanc said. “It is one game, so if we can go out to Old Dominion and score some goals, then it is proof. You don’t just score three goals on luck, especially when coming from behind.” For now though, LeBlanc is happy WVU exits the weekend 1-1-0 rather than 0-2-0. “If we would have been 0-20, we would have been better than the record showed,” LeBlanc said. “We were the better team both Friday and today even though the record doesn’t show it, but getting that first win is like getting a monkey off of our back.”


West Virginia sophomore quarterback Geno Smith drops pack to pass in the Mountaineers’ win over Coastal Carolina Sunday.

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West Virginia sophomore Robert Sands celebrates after Sands tackled Adrian Sullivan during the Mountaineers’ 31-0 win over Coastal Carolina Saturday.


Continued from page 7 111 yards and one touchdown. It was his 16th 100-yard rushing performance for WVU. “I’m proud of our defense,” said Coastal Carolina head coach David Bennett. “Our defense came out better than our offense, and they did a great job.” The Mountaineers’ defense shutout an opponent for the first time since 2005. Stewart said it played with a “reckless abandonment.” “I asked the players to do that, and they bought into it,” Stewart said. “I liked the way


Continued from page 7 Notes zz It looks as though WVU’s battle for the punting position and kickoff specialist are all but over, as both punter Gregg Pugnetti and kickoff specialist Corey Smith produced solid efforts Saturday. “Right now, Gregg Pugnetti is our punter, and Corey Smith kicked off well,” Stewart said. “We have guys doing what they need to be doing for the team.” zz The Mountaineers looked to have escaped this weekend’s contest in relatively good health, but a few WVU players did have the usual bumps and bruises from a hard-hitting game. “A guy here or there got a hand busted up or a thumb busted, but nothing really major,” Stewart said. One player that Stewart did clear was safety Robert Sands, who missed some action Saturday with what appeared to be a hand injury.

they flew around.” Safety Terence Garvin led the squad with 10 tackles. The crowning moment of the game came right before halftime when Brandon Hogan picked off CCU quarterback Zach MacDowall’s pass in the Chanticleers’ end zone. Bennett admitted it was a game-changing play. The pick came on the possession after CCU picked off Smith. “It took the life from them,” Hogan said. “We knew we had to make a stop somehow.” The WVU defense held the Chanticleers to 186 yards of total offense.

“I think I was asked about Roberts Sands after the game, and he’s fine,” Stewart said. Tyler Urban, who hauled in two catches for five yards Saturday, was the only other real injury to report. “He got tweaked a little bit there, and I don’t know how long it’s going to be if there’s any length to it at all,” Stewart said. “We’re just going to have to watch him this week and see, because we have a long season to go.” zz Friday’s contest against Marshall is a unique game as MU head coach Doc Holliday was on the staff at WVU last season. Stewart was asked if WVU would do anything different as far as signals it gives to its players on the sideline. “Each year we change the signals,” Stewart said. “To me, it would be an absolute waste of time for someone to be on the other sideline trying to steal signals. That’s just me. I just want to play ball.”

The DA 09-07-2010  

The September 7 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper

The DA 09-07-2010  

The September 7 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper