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Wednesday September 22, 2010


WVU to restructure University 101 by jessica leppar correspondent

Faculty members in Academic Affairs and Student Affairs are working together to revamp the current University 101 program at West Virginia University. The University is reconstructing the University 101 program in an effort to help raise student retention and graduation rates, said Ken Gray, vice president for Stu-

dent Affairs. Although still in the initial stages, the program was officially moved from Student Affairs to Academic Affairs Sept. 1, said Michele Wheatly, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, at last week’s Faculty Senate meeting. During President James P. Clements’ State of the University Address last October, he asked Academic Affairs and Student Affairs members to evaluate their department’s

structure to accomplish this goal, Gray said. “Once we began researching ways to move toward the goal, Provost Wheatly and I realized that University 101 was in Student Affairs, although it was actually more of an academic program,” he said. “This change to University 101 is important to help students be successful right away.” The move still requires Student Affairs and Academic Affairs to work together, Gray

said. “Faculty leaders and hall coordinators still remain in Student Affairs, so this will involve a partnership between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs to help students succeed,” he said. The teaching methods and material changes that will take place within the program will be addressed in the coming months, said Elizabeth Dooley, associate provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs.

“The current process is still premature right now,” Dooley said. “We still need to discuss further details with faculty members before releasing specific information.” All members involved in reconfiguring the University 101 program are hoping to make progress by the beginning of the spring semester, at which time more details will be released, she said. University 101 is a required course for incoming freshmen

and new transfer students at WVU to help assist them in adjusting to college life and classes, Wheatly said. The program began in the late 1990s as Orientation I, a recommended course and was approved as a graduation requirement in 2002 by Faculty Senate, Becky Lofstead, assistant vice president for University Communications at WVU, said in an e-mail.

Univ. signs EPA sustainability partnership

Fit and healthy

by samantha cossick associate city editor

West Virginia University became the eighth organization in the state to join the Environmental Protection Agency’s Sustainability Partnership Program. University President James P. Clements and EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Shawn Garvin signed the agreement on Tuesday. “This plan will help us minimize negative environmental impacts and achieve cost savings by cutting down on the energy we use and the waste that we generate,” Clements said. “We are very proud to join this partnership.” Through the partnership,

WVU will receive support and advice in developing a comprehensive “green” plan, Garvin said. “As a partner, EPA will contribute technical support and tools to help you succeed and we will hold your success up as a model for other organizations to follow,” Garvin said. The EPA will help WVU in recycling, reducing waste, water conservation and materials management, he said. “A sustainable partnership is another way of going green,” Garvin said. The University expects to spend $50 million in energy saving updates on all of its campuses by 2016 and also

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ROTC and Stansbury Fitness Center members Reid George, right, and Jonathan Regets, left, lift weights at the Stansbury Fitness Center Tuesday afternoon.

Stansbury Fitness Center offers free personal trainers, health screenings by Melissa Candolfi STAFF WRITER


Jane Koch stretches on a medicine ball at the Stansbury Fitness Center Tuesday.

While the Morgantown community welcomes the first day of fall and the approaching colder temperatures, the Stansbury Fitness Center offers an indoor workout area to avoid the weather. West Virginia University’s fitness center offers participants a chance to get personal trainers, health screenings, fitness assessments and group exercises, for a small fee. “Every semester we have 20 personal trainer interns (who) are doing their practical here,” said Nancy Naternicola, manager at Stansbury Fitness Center. The trainers are well educated, professional with their jobs and offer health screenings, fitness assessments and work out a program accord-

ing to a person’s schedule and goals, she said. “They know their stuff and they are practicing here,” Naternicola said. “It’s a win–win situation, the client gets the personal attention and the student gets the practice.” The program is good for people who need a little extra help, said Mary Wolk, Lifetime Activities director at the fitness center. “If you are not familiar with the equipment, we can get you started with a program,” she said. Since the fitness center is smaller than the Student Recreation Center, it’s a good atmosphere for people who want to work out in peace, Wolk said. “It is much less intimidating than a larger weight room might be,” she said. “It is quieter and some people might prefer that

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College Republicans reforming organization BY SARAH O’ROURKE CORRESPONDENT

The College Republicans student organization at West Virginia University has restarted this week under new leadership. Last year, the group failed to submit the proper paperwork with the Office of Student Organizations to remain a group, said Josh Snyder, president of the College Republicans and Student Government Association governor. Under his leadership, the group has plans to be more active this year, Snyder said. “It’s an exciting time to be

a Republican,” he said. “This organization gives college students a way to contribute and share their ideals to likeminded individuals around campus.” Snyder said he is not sure why the College Republicans failed to submit the proper paperwork or why they failed to become active at the beginning of this school year. “When Daniel Brummage and I read in the Daily Athenaeum that the College Republicans did not have a presence on campus, we recognized the damage this would have to the Republican Party and democracy, so we took action,” he

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said. Snyder said the College Republicans plan to network with other conservative-conscious students across the nation. The group aims to represent conservative ideals on WVU’s campus, he added. “We want to establish a presence on campus and assist Republican candidates within West Virginia to get elected in November,” Snyder said. To avoid having the College Republicans become inactive on campus again, Snyder said the group plans to keep the College Republicans active by holding multiple social events all throughout the year, not

just during election season. “We are emplacing young leadership into positions to continue the club for future years,” he said. “We will also be creating a book of the clubs minutes, contacts and procedures that will be passed directly at the time of new officer elections.” Debates between the Young Democrats and College Republicans and lobbying the West Virginia state legislature are planned, he said. “Debate is the basis for democracy. If only one party exists and only one set of voices

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Regional Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Shawn Garvin, right, and WVU President James Clements, left, hold up a certificate of enrollment in a sustainability partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency presented to the University Tuesday morning at Stewart Hall.

City Council appoints interim city manager by Erin Fitzwilliams Staff writer

Morgantown City Council appointed an interim city manager to serve the role until a new person is elected by council. Jeff Mikorski, who has served 10 years as assistant city manager, was unanimously appointed at Tuesday’s meeting. Mikorski will take over for Dan Boroff, who is retiring after 18 years as Morgantown’s city manager. Boroff officially retires Oct. 1 when Mikorski will begin his interim period. The Counselors have been working for several weeks to begin the search for a new city manager. They have contracted with a search firm that will select candidates for the position, said Morgantown Mayor Bill Byrne. The council will then select a new city manager from that pool of candidates, he said.

His jobs will include maintaining the city as well as dealing with events and emergencies that may arise, while the council looks to hire a new city manager, he said. “It’s a great opportunity. I look forward to working with the council during this interim process,” Mikorski said. “I want to maintain the performance as it has been in the past until a new city manager is hired.” Tuesday night was Boroff’s last City Council meeting as the city manager. Byrne publicly honored and thanked him for his service and presented him with a plaque. “The most important thing is continuing the attitude, and working together is the real key,” Boroff said. “It’s a very important part to the city.” His retirement is a clean slate and he is “curious” to see what happens next, Boroff said.

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Wednesday September 22, 2010

Website lets students rate landlords Mine safety agency local

by Melissa Candolfi STAFF WRITER

Students at West Virginia University can read comments and ratings about Morgantown’s landlords before signing their next lease. Matthew Moyles, a WVU graduate, started in 2007. The website lists the majority of landlords in Morgantown and rates them from zero through 100. Moyles said he started the website because of the experiences he had with landlords throughout his first years in Morgantown. “I was a sophomore and junior when I rented from a couple of really bad landlords,” Moyles said. “I decided I wanted to do something about it, so me and a couple of friends decided to come up with the website.” The website lets students make an educated choice


when they are choosing which landlord to sign a lease with, he said. “They can go on there and see what other students are saying about (the landlords),” Moyles said. “The students are able to see who the bad landlords are and who the good ones are.” The website helps generate business to the landlords who deserve it, Moyles said. Moyles said he thinks the landlords do not care what the website says as long as they are getting business. “The same things get posted about the same landlords year after year,” Moyles said. “People are going through the same thing year after year but the landlords still have people leasing their houses and lining up to sign their leases.” Don Corwin, general manager at WinCor Properties, said the website is not a good indicator of what is represented of the landlords and their prop-

erties in Morgantown. “It is not regulated and let’s be honest, for what it’s worth, it tends to be a gathering place for negative comments,” Corwin said. Corwin said the best way for students to find out the truth about properties and landlords is through word of mouth, speaking to friends and doing their own research. The main issue the website presents is it does not allow landlords to respond, Corwin said. “There are always going to be people who are disgruntled for whatever reason,” Corwin said. “One comment WinCor has is that there was a bug or pest control problem and maintenance did not respond.” WinCor records all of their maintenance complaints, he said. “I looked back at the records and the bug problem was never even reported to us

so of course we couldn’t help,” Corwin said. WinCor currently has a 52 percent positive rating on the website. Cathy Goff, owner of Whetco Enterprises, said the website has really help make her business better. “I’m sure most students, when they are looking for a house or apartment, immediately go to the website,” Goff said. “It lets students see what other people are saying and lets landlords fix what they might not know about.” Many comments on the website Whetco rating page said their employees were drinking on the job. “When I saw the comments and when I found out about the men who were drinking on the job I fired them,” Goff said. Whetco currently has a 94 percent negative rating on the website.

diesel processors, he said. The University has also spent $98 million on energy research over the last four years, Clements said. “We look forward to working with the EPA staff,” he said. “Through our united effort, WVU can become an even greener campus.” Greg Adolfson, sustainability officer for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, said this partnership speaks volumes to the many contributions WVU has already made. The agreement will create a more sustainable campus and community, he said. “You’re clearly excited about the ways that you can and are going green and we’re proud of you for making this commitment to sustainability,” Adolfson said. Later, Clements, Garvin,

Adolfson and others toured are used to keep the building the green roof of Brooks Hall, cool and increase the roof’s a Leadership in Energy and longevity. Environmental Design tified building, where plants

trainers and group exercises, are included in the fees, Naternicola said. “We usually have a handful of students come in and show their ID and think they have access,” Naternicola said. However, students still pay for the Rec Center in their student fees, she said. “The Rec Center is going to

be a primary focus since it is included in fees,” Wolk said. “It is going to be one of the main places they utilize and Stansbury is just another option.” Prices at the fitness center stay reasonable, since it is a business for the community, Naternicola said. “Prices are not what deters

people,” Wolk said. “Since it is a community program we tend to keep it affordable for everybody.” Stansbury’s Fitness Center is sponsored by the WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and is open six days a week.

University,” said Nelson France, Student Government Association liaison to City Council. “We will be sad to see him go.” In other business, the council passed an ordinance outlawing the feeding of deer within city limits.

Over the past couple of months the council has been faced with issues such as motor vehicle accidents and deer hunting to keep the population down within the city. The Council also passed an extensive plan to develop

the grounds around the Morgantown Municipal Airport and is waiting for approval by the Federal Aviation Administration before implementation.

vice president of the club and SGA chief-of-staff. Gun training sessions with a gun safety specialist and is being heard then we no lon- campaigning programs for ger exist in a democratic soci- the upcoming election are ety,” said Daniel Brummage, also a few College Republi-

cans events taking place, he added. Currently, 25 students are involved with the College Republicans, Snyder said, but the group will be recruiting students throughout the

school year. The group meets on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Shenandoah Room of the Mountainlair.

Continued from page 1 plans to reduce its carbon dioxide emission levels by 31.5 percent, Clements said. The University is already very sustainable, Garvin said, pointing out that WVU was one of 18 colleges to make the Princeton Review’s 2011 Green Rating Honor Roll. The Blue and Gold Mine Sale collected more than 60 tons of used furniture and appliances left behind by students and resold them this summer, Clements said. These would typically be deposited in landfills. In addition, four WVU dining halls have done away with serving trays. All of the dining halls donate their excess food to local charities and send their used cooking oil to bio-


Continued from page 1 rather than all the hustle and bustle at the Rec Center.” However, the fitness center does require a regular fee of $80 a semester or $45 for half each semester. Extra benefits, like personal


Continued from page 1 “Dan Boroff was, is and always will be committed to the residents of the community and the students of West Virginia

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Regional Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Shawn Garvin feels the plants covering the roof of Brooks Hall during a tour of the energy-saving roof following a press conference announcing the University’s partnership with the EPA to build a greener campus.

has new rule after Upper Big Branch

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — The government announced an emergency rule Tuesday that will require underground mines to do more to control explosive coal dust following the deadliest U.S. coal mine explosion in 40 years, the first major federal regulatory change since the disaster. Mine Safety and Health Administration director Joe Main announced the change at an industry conference in West Virginia’s southern coalfields. The change comes after growing evidence that coal dust played a role in the blast that killed 29 miners and seriously injured two others at West Virginia’s Upper Big Branch mine April 5. The explosion is the subject of ongoing civil and criminal investigations. The change will increase to 80 percent the amount of pulverized stone or other inert material that mines must use to dilute coal dust in tunnels that bring fresh air underground. The standard had been 65 percent since the mid1920s. The dust content in tunnels that return bad air to the outside already must contain 80 percent inert materials. “It’s an old standard that’s been outdated,” Main told reporters. The change is based on federal research that shows decreasing the amount of coal dust in air intakes can help prevent explosions, Main said. Mines must comply by Oct. 7 in new areas and by Nov. 22 in existing tunnels, Main said. The coal industry expressed immediate support for the change, which is already a state requirement in West Virginia. Gov. Joe Manchin issued an executive order adopting the 80 percent standard in

mid-April. “West Virginia producers are complying,” said Luke Popovich, a spokesman for the National Mining Association. “Many have carried it to their operations outside West Virginia.” Popovich said the Washington, D.C.-based trade group has reviewed the NIOSH study underpinning the rule and considers it sound science. MSHA announced Friday that more than 1,400 of 1,803 samples collected inside the Upper Big Branch mine by investigators show excessive amounts of coal dust were present before the blast. The findings bolster MSHA’s preliminary findings issued 10 days after the explosion that a mix of methane and coal dust caused the explosion. The Associated Press reported Sept. 12 that handwritten logs recording inspections by Upper Big Branch employees showed eight conveyer belts had excessive amounts of coal dust 32 minutes before the explosion. Mine owner Massey Energy’s chief counsel, Shane Harvey, has conceded that miners would have been unable to correct that violation before the blast. But Harvey insists that the mine was adequately dusted and the logs merely reflect reminders to dust the mine. “We continue to think UBB was well dusted,” Harvey said. And he repeated Massey’s contention that dust samples collected months after the accident are baseless. Harvey raised no immediate objection to the emergency rule. “We’ll analyze the regulation,” Harvey said. “We agree that rock dusting is critically important in coal mines.”


Bill Butler, foreground, and Steve Miller, assistant director of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, inspect one of Butler’s apple trees that has been damaged by the current drought in Inwood, W.Va. Aug. 26. State and federal officials toured the Butler Farm to gather information about the impact of the drought on agricultural operations.

Drought reduces state crops CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Apple, peach and other crops in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle are failing because of drought conditions, and nearly half the state’s counties are abnormally dry heading into fall. The National Agricultural Statistics Service says about 86 percent of West Virginia’s apple crop and 83 percent of the soybean crop are poor or very poor. That’s a first for soybeans, said assistant state agriculture commissioner Bob Tabb. Corn and hay crops are also down. Tabb, whose family has farmed in Jefferson County for four generations, said hot weather – both dry and humid at times – brought crops to maturity earlier than usual. “That may sound good, but it means crops didn’t get to the size they should


be when they’re harvested,” Tabb told the Charleston Gazette. “We were picking sweet corn in 60 days, but it usually takes 84 days to be ready. Barley and wheat matured early, and people are out shelling field corn now, which doesn’t usually happen until mid- to late-October. “I’ve never seen crops being so out of synch on when they mature,” he said. The lack of healthy pasture land has some livestock producers feeding hay to their animals sooner than usual, and some are hauling water because ponds and creeks have dried up. Adding to the headaches is an infestation of brown marmorated stinkbugs, which eat fruit and vegetable crops. “What produce the drought and deer didn’t get, they’ll be working on,” Tabb said. The U.S. Drought Monitor lists all or part of 26 eastern and northern counties as abnormally dry. Most of Preston and Tucker counties and parts of Pendleton and Randolph are listed as experiencing moderate drought, the monitor says. Rated as severe are most of Grant and Mineral counties, while extreme drought is occurring in Hampshire, Hardy, Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties Gov. Joe Manchin has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide aid to farmers who have lost 30 percent or more of their crops.


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Medical pot advocates oppose Calif. legalization SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A coalition of medical marijuana advocates came out Tuesday against a California ballot initiative that would legalize the drug for recreational use and tax its sales. Proposition 19 would inadvertently harm the most vulnerable patients by allowing local governments to prohibit the sale and purchase of marijuana in their jurisdictions, California Cannabis Association members said. At a gathering outside the Capitol, the group predicted many cities and counties would impose such bans if voters approve the initiative, leaving local medical marijuana users with few options. “The people who would be most affected are the sick, the elderly – patients who cannot grow their own and cannot travel to pick up a prescription,” said Amir Daliri, president of Cas-

cade Wellness Center, a medical marijuana dispensary north of Chico. Supporters of Proposition 19 said it explicitly protects the rights of patients and would provide them with safer and easier access to the drug by creating a strictly controlled, clearly defined legal system for pot cultivation, distribution and sales. “Proposition 19 is actually going to further clarify that sales of medical cannabis are legal in this state,” said Dale Sky Jones, a spokeswoman for the Yes on 19 campaign. “The intent of our law is to protect medical cannabis patients and their rights.” If Proposition 19 passes in November, California would become the first state to legalize and regulate recreational pot use. Adults could possess up to one ounce of the drug. Supporters have targeted two areas of concern for voters: the

economy and crime. Legalized pot would bring much-needed revenue to the state and reduce the influence of drug cartels, they said. The measure was endorsed Tuesday by the largest labor union in the state. The Service Employees International Union, which has 700,000 members, said revenue generated by the initiative would help California preserve jobs and avoid cuts to key services such as education and health care. The union represents workers in health care, building services and state and local government. Critics question the economic effects and contend the initiative will simply serve to boost marijuana usage and drug-related crimes. A Field Poll released in July found 48 percent of likely voters opposed the measure, while 44 percent supported it.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police at Ohio State University said Tuesday they were unable to determine how a janitor with a criminal past obtained two handguns used to fatally shoot a supervisor, injure another and then kill himself. Nathaniel Brown, a janitor who had failed probation and blamed his supervisor for what he felt was an unfair job evaluation, opened fire in a maintenance building March 9 using a .45-caliber Glock pistol and a 9mm Luger. In a final report, campus police said the weapons were traced to their last registered owners, including a retired Columbus police officer who told investigators that he believed he sold the Glock about five years ago to another officer but couldn’t remember who it was. The Luger was sold privately at a gun show in November 2009 and no records were kept. Without a paper trail, investigators were unable to determine if the weapons were sold after that or how they ended up in Brown’s possession, the

report said. Neither state nor federal law requires parties involved in private gun transactions to perform background checks or keep sales records, police said. Brown, 50, spent about five years in prison in the 1970s and 1980s for receiving stolen property, court and prison documents show. He denied on a 2009 job application that he had been convicted of a crime, and an agency hired by Ohio State to run a background check on Brown did not turn up his criminal records. Tuesday’s 58-page report still leaves questions unanswered, including Brown’s motive beyond an obvious dislike for supervisor Larry Wallington, who appears to have been the intended target in the attack. Wallington was instrumental in Brown’s pending dismissal, complaining that Brown was tardy and had problems following instructions. The violence began when Brown quietly entered an office suite dressed in a trench

coat and removed his guns, the report said. His gunfire initially missed Wallington, who got up from his cubicle and ran. One bullet struck operations shift leader Henry Butler in the back. He survived. Brown chased Wallington and gunned him down in a nearby garage bay, where Brown also died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, the report said. “We don’t know why he escalated this workplace conflict into a homicide. Only Brown knew that,” said Ohio State Deputy Chief Richard Morman. Evidence suggests that Brown, who was also fighting foreclosure on his home, planned the attack. He sold his car the day before the shootings, telling the buyer that she could get him the money “whenever,” the report said. Police also found letters in Brown’s home addressed to a former girlfriend, telling her, “Sorry I let you down.”

(AP) - White lightning, mountain dew, firewater – you know it as the illicit substance made in secret by tax-dodging mountain men and drunk by people looking to alter their reality in a serious way. But hooch is being infused with a whole new spirit thanks to a new generation of home and professional distillers. “Moonshine is multifaceted these days,” said Max Watman, who researched the underground liquor industry for his book, “Chasing the White Dog.” The idea of bootleg liquor conjures up a vision of lazy creekside afternoons. And there is a small population of moonshiners still carrying out the mountain tradition. But modern moonshine mostly falls into two different categories, according to Watman. Sure there are criminal organizations that essentially prey on the poor. But there is alsoa burgeoning hobbyist scene made up of the same type of people that drove the microbrewed beer movement. “The hobbyists are much more adventurous and a lot of fun,” he says. “It’s very much a product of our time. We are obsessed with authenticity and we are obsessed with craft, or at least a certain segment of our population is. It’s part of the farmers market world. We all want to make our own cheese. We all want to cure our own bacon. It’s the same group that wants to make their own booze. Unlike curing your own bacon or even brewing your own beer, however, distilling spirits is illegal without a government license, and they aren’t easy to get. Still, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said illicit distilling isn’t a significant problem. Though the economy in particular has prompted more people to explore making moonshine, a bureau spokeswoman said there hasn’t been a big bust since the ‘90s and overall it’s a much

smaller problem than in the past. To meet the burgeoning interest, a number of companies have started selling stills, ingredients and directions online, though most note that it’s advisable to check local laws before producing alcohol. There also are online forums where enthusiasts can pose questions and trade tips. Making moonshine is as easy as mixing a grain such as corn meal (though you can make moonshine with just about anything) with sugar, water and yeast. Once it ferments, heat is used to draw the vapors into coiled tubing that drips the distilled liquid into a container. While it may be easy, it is not without risks. Made from improper ingredients (such as wood) or in a still made from dangerous plumbing (such as a car radiator, which contains lead), moonshine can be riddled with toxic chemicals, causing blindness, kidney failure, even death, said Dr. Robert Geller, director of the Georgia Poison Center. “And in the U.S. we’ve had outbreaks of both during the last 10 years,” he said. The traditional definition of moonshine is an illegal distillate from an unregistered still on which taxes have not been paid. But modern practitioners, such as Colin Spoelman of King’s County Distillery in Brooklyn, N.Y., use the term to

cover legal but unaged (as in no time in the barrel) whiskey, also known as “white whiskey.” King’s, which is licensed, is selling white whiskey in medicine style bottles labeled simply “moonshine.” “What we’re doing is a very smooth and very refined and very high quality moonshine,” says Spoelman, who became interested in the spirit after trying a jug of it in his native Kentucky. What he isn’t selling is highpowered hooch. The alcohol content of King’s Moonshine is 80 proof, comparable to mainstream liquors. “We want people to enjoy the taste and taste the grain and not be quite so overwhelmed by the alcohol,” he says. King’s County whiskey is 80 percent corn, organically grown, and 20 percent malted barley imported from Scotland. They’re a small operation, making 2.5 gallons a day. For a while they were working without a car until someone moving to Chicago heard of their plight and donated a ‘92 Geo Metro. Frank Coleman, spokesman for the U.S. Distilled Spirits Council, thinks illicit liquor is best avoided. But the unaged whiskies being made by legal craft distillers are a different matter. Though their sales are just a fraction of the market, there are scores of legal microdistillers springing up around the country.

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A protester is detained in Pittsburgh, Thursday Sept. 24, 2009 in protest of the G20 summit, expected to begin Thursday in Pittsburgh.

ACLU sues Pittsburgh police over post-G20 conduct PITTSBURGH (AP) — City police wrongly arrested 25 people – and used unnecessary force against some – to “punish” them for participating in or being near an anti-police brutality protest after the Group of 20 summit ended in the city last year, the American Civil Liberties Union said in a lawsuit. The ACLU filed a 42-page federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging police created most of the problems themselves by surrounding about 100 people with officers in riot gear and then ordering them to disperse. Many who tried to leave couldn’t and were instead pingponged between groups of advancing police, the ACLU said. Five people not even at the protest were arrested blocks away, the ACLU contends. “It appears that these police were simply looking for anybody who was young and maybe looked like a demonstrator and then rounded them up,” Witold “Vic” Walczak, the ACLU’s legal director in Pennsylvania, said at a news conference Tuesday. The ACLU announced the lawsuit at a plaza near the University of Pittsburgh campus where the protest was staged

on Sept. 25, 2009. “When people see video of peaceful demonstrations in places like Russia and Iran where the police all of a sudden declare the assembly to be unlawful and then come in and arrest everybody ... we recoil in horror and say, ‘It’s just free speech, it’s just peaceful demonstrations. Thank goodness that can’t and doesn’t happen in this country,’” Walczak said. “Well, I’m sorry to advise you that in fact it does happen in this country and it did happen in the city of Pittsburgh.” Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard relayed a copy of the lawsuit to the city’s law department, which did not immediately comment on it. An attorney for the Fraternal Order of Police, which typically represents individual officers in such lawsuits, did not immediately comment on the suit. The lawsuit says police Chief Nate Harper and Deputy Chief Paul Donaldson sent police to declare the gathering illegal after seeing a protest advertisement that disparaged police with an expletive. “Instead of providing a way for people to comply with the dispersal order, police funneled









everyone onto the lawns of the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning,” the lawsuit said. Police then surrounded about 100 people, made them lie down, handcuffed them and “falsely charged them with failure to disperse and disorderly conduct,” the lawsuit said. The suit targets the city, Harper, Donaldson and 15 officers identified as those who arrested the plaintiffs, all of whom were held by police for six to 20 hours, the lawsuit contends. The lawsuit asks a federal judge to declare that the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights were violated and to award damages for false arrest and emotional distress. It also asks the judge to declare Pennsylvania’s “failure to disperse” statute unconstitutional. The law allows officers to declare an assembly unlawful if police see at least three people engaged in “disorderly conduct,” Walczak said. The Pittsburgh summit brought thousands of protesters to Pittsburgh, including anarchists who responded to calls to disperse by rolling trash bins, throwing rocks and breaking windows.

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Reducing litter will help Morgantown’s image With the end of summer drawing near and the leaves beginning to fall around Morgantown, the less tranquil images of our town become all too visible: litter. As the trees begin to expose hillsides and the longer grass begins to fade away, we see the disgusting display of excess and irresponsibility. Morgantown streets, like many areas, are too often covered in litter that shouldn’t have ever made it there. Take a look around – it’s not hard to see the remnants of a memorable weekend or even

a gameday victory. Red cups begin to populate the Morgantown sidewalks in the fall and the spring, appearing like a migratory animal for select seasons. You’ll also be guaranteed to see some kind of packaging from a fast-food restaurant decaying on the roadside. Littering is a disrespectful act to every citizen of Morgantown, as well as a completely preventable one. It’s not hard to find a trash receptacle around town – be it as part of the University or even the city of Morgantown

itself. To combat this problem, Morgantown City Council recently authorized eight members of the City Code Enforcement Office and a couple of employees from its parking authority to issue litter citations. Citations could go as high as $500 per offense, said City Manager Dan Boroff. Landlords are also responsible for litter on their property – meaning the side effects of a weekend’s event could come back to haunt tenants if their properties are

cited. In March, Morgantown mayor Bill Byrne said the move was to help change the attitude of those who may not think about tossing their garbage outside of a moving car or even as they walk. Such a shift in attitude is needed – though this is not limited to a student issue, either. It is an issue that plagues every community, every city and every state. This is our community. Morgantown is a point of pride for Mountaineer fans

and West Virginians alike – we should want to keep this town beautiful for our own enjoyment. We should take advantage of all city and University options for garbage – including easily accessible recycling options provided by both bodies. The fall leaves are beginning to change, ushering in a new season. Wouldn’t it be great, too, if it also brought a change in attitude and, eventually, a tidier Morgantown?

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If you follow your passion first, the money will follow AJ Warne correspondent

College students today are not following career paths that reflect their passions, or even their interests. Students are preparing for careers that will be lucrative or “reliable.” This is a major problem not only for the workforce, but also for the students themselves. Students need to study subjects that interest them. Following their dreams will make their lives more enjoyable and increase their chances of succeeding in life. The wisest piece of advice I have ever received was from my grandfather; he told me to find a job I loved, and I would never work a day in my life. In “Habits of the Heart,” Robert Bellah classifies the meaning of work in one of

three ways – as a job, as a career and as a calling. The classification has to do with the relationship between an individual’s identity and what they do. When you have a job, your identity is distant from your work; if you are in a career, your identity stands beside your work; but when you find your calling, your identity includes your work. More students need to worry about finding their calling, rather than preparing for jobs that will be frugal or reliable. While this is can be a personal issue, it is often a structural issue. Parents, guidance counselors and other “sagely” advice-givers push students to study things that will provide jobs and income, rather than happiness and a sense of fulfillment. Students often find themselves unhappy with their

studies and dreading class, whereas if more students focused on what pleases them, class would be more enjoyable, and even looked forward to. When studying leadership, there are few people more respected and more revered than John Maxwell. He is a well-published author on leadership and a wellknown speaker, presenting to top business executives and leaders all over the world. In his book, “Leadership Gold,” there is a chapter titled “Never Work a Day in Your Life.” The chapter includes something truly profound. Srully Blotnick, American author and journalist, did a study from 1960 to 1980 of 1,500 business school graduates, tracking their success after graduation based on their career choices. They were separated into two groups: those who chose to do something for money

first and their passion second, and those who chose to follow their dreams and then worry about money later. The study revealed that 83 percent of the graduates chose money over their dreams and 17, the opposite. Of the 255 graduates who chose work that truly absorbed them, 100 were millionaires after only 20 years. In the first group, the 1,245 graduates who chose to work for money and worry about their passions later, there was one single millionaire. With this study in mind, college students have two, clearly defined choices. Choose something that may be rewarding monetarily but unrewarding in all other aspects of life or choose to follow their calling, which may or may not make them the big bucks but will truly engage their passions. There is no decision to be

made here. This book also asks three major questions (adapted for a collegiate context); No. 1: What is your true passion? What do you love doing so much that you would do it for free, asks Maxwell. I ask, what keeps you up at night? What class could you read about and study for even if there were no tests? No. 2: How much passion do you have for your current career path? Are you studying something that will allow you to do what you love to do? Even if it’s not your first choice you can rate your passion and determine if you need to change majors, add a minor, or completely reevaluate what you are doing with your life. No. 3: How can you better prepare yourself for a career that follows your passion? Ask some questions, once you determine what you want to do,

determine how you are going to do it. Ask people doing what you want to do how they got to where they are. Realize however, there are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same. Just because someone got where they are a certain way doesn’t mean you have to mirror their efforts. Answer these three questions that Maxwell asks and seriously evaluate why you are following the path you are on. Is it because you truly love accounting, or is it because your high school guidance counselor told you that accounting would provide you with a steady paycheck? Most importantly, do what you love. Be happy. Don’t ever do something because you think it’s the responsible choice if you absolutely hate it. You will regret it for the rest of your unhappy life.

Facebook creates a digital distance that dramatically alters behavior pauline horcher Daily Californian U.C. Berkeley (UWIRE)

Friend (n.) – a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard. It took him a few seconds and sips to find the courage to ask that certain forbidden question. To cross a line that is hardly discussed but is frequently felt. “Why didn’t you accept me?” “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” “My friend request. I sent it to you like a month ago.” “I-I don’t go on my Facebook very often, so I didn’t get a request.” “But you just changed your profile picture two days ago.” He pointed across the party. “I saw it on her page.” Yes, he went there. Now, I’ve never believed in the “awkward turtle” gesture, feeling that pointing out how uncomfortable a situation is will inevitably make it considerably worse. We didn’t need it anyway – the moment was already bad enough. All we could do was stare at each other in silence for a good 20 seconds. You see, we both were caught in our own very inane and shallow traps. Now he knew that I had deemed him unworthy of mere Facebook friendship, which he took as the insult of insults. And now I had a very creepy idea of how much time he spent on the computer looking up trivial information about


people he hardly knew. Suddenly, we both knew far too much about each other because we knew how the other one behaved on the Internet. Which is far too intimate a knowledge for people who are barely acquaintances “IRL.” The Internet creates a digital distance that can dramatically change our behavior. Some people with more time to reflect about what they are saying and how it might be perceived act in a manner that is very formal, composed and polite online. This is how the quiet, vaguely aggressive guy in your group project can come off as a charming and well-informed gentleman in e-mails only to switch back to his normal self in person. Even worse, I’ve seen this happen to roommates who secretly hate each other, but choose only to communicate cordially and digitally to set a record for a potential lawsuit. Then there’s the other extreme, where someone who seems normal and well-adjusted in real life uses the Internet as a playground for the id, where they can indulge their secret wishes while feeling little or no criticism. This is how a seemingly mildmannered and virtuous person can swiftly become very forward with their messages, demands and pictures taken. Of course, that last part could just be attributed to the ubiquity of Photoshop. And while most of us probably don’t have two outrageously


Students walk through the atrium of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Thursday, Sept. 16, in Harrisburg, Pa. The university is experimenting with shutting off Facebook, and other social networks while on campus in order to reevaluate personal relationships and wasted time online. different identities we switch between depending on our proximity to eye contact, we are nevertheless encouraged to behave very differently on the Internet and redefine the terms of our relationships with each other. Many of us add almost anyone we can on Facebook, ranging from some girl met while drunk to the grad students in charge of our grades. And it works. None of this feels that weird – at least, not as weird as it would be to have a conversation with these people face-to-face. Sometimes, like the oldschool AIM buddy list, the “Friends” category exists mainly to collect people, to quantify popularity and to gather information for the sake of stalking.

While this might seem extreme or even stupidly unnecessary, I doubt that most of us would call every member of our list a “Friend” in the real world sense. A more accurate organizing label would be “People I Have Probably Met” with subcategories like “Childhood Chum,” “Work Peers,” “Relatives,” “Celebrities,” “Enemies,” “Old StudyGroup Members,” “Exes,” “Former Roommates,” “Not Sure” and, of course, “Associates I Care About and Would Like To Talk With On a Regular Basis.” You know, friends. Now, you might be a pretty normal person in everyday life. You’re humble, kind-hearted and polite, meaning you proba-

bly don’t talk about yourself very much. But by opening a laptop, you can have another identity with a much larger group of Friends, one where you are a picture of you at your best, where you demonstrate your impressive self-esteem by displaying your myriad interests, quotes that you guide your life by and your religious and political views. You are free to announce your feelings, whether they are angsty or humorous, to everyone you know. Your Friends care, comment and figuratively laugh aloud with a thumbs up. How gratifying. The problem, as I opened with, is when this self hits your real self – it can be very awkward

to be confronted with the other person you’ve been. If you still have any doubts about this, find an acquaintance you are also Facebook friends with. Now, print out their “About Me” section and read it aloud to them. You’re probably not going to get very far, especially if you get the point where you remind them that they claim to like “the mini heart attack you get when you miss a step going down the stairs.” What would happen if we considered all the people on our Friends list every time we updated our statuses, posted our pictures and sent out an invite? If we’re lucky, we can make it just as uncomfortable as real life.




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Men’s soccer answering all questions There were a lot of questions regarding the West Virginia men’s soccer team heading into the 2010 season. Through nearly three weeks of the season, the Mountaineers have done a good job answering those questions many had of them prior to the start of the season. The largest question the team needed to answer quickly was about the team’s offense. Frankly, West Virginia needed to find a go-to scorer or two. Last year, that was a downfall the team struggled to recover from. Six games in, the Mountaineers have found the back of the net enough times to consider that problem long gone. After scoring just 13 goals all of last season, the Mountaineers already have 10 goals in 2010. Four of those goals belong to sophomore Peabo Doue, who is clearly emerging as one of the top forwards in the Big East Conference. It’s not just Doue doing everything, though. WVU has had a balanced attack offensively, getting goals from newcomers Franck Tayou, Allan Flott and Matt Drake, as well as Eric Schoenle’s first goal as a Mountaineer. Another question in the preseason was how well the Mountaineers could deal with one of the toughest out-ofconference schedules in the nation. Of the six teams that WVU has played so far, Monmouth is currently ranked fifth in the nation and UNC-Wilmington was No. 17 in the nation when the two teams played in Morgantown. Also, William and Mary and Old Dominion have received votes for the top 25 this season. The only teams the Mountaineers have played that haven’t at least gotten votes for the top 25 were Cal State Fullerton, and James Madison, which were both strong tests in their own rights. Fullerton had only given up five goals heading into its game against WVU, and James Madison was the top scoring team in the nation. So, what should be made of the way West Virginia has played up to this point? The Mountaineers can play against anyone in the nation, especially when their offense is clicking. All season, head coach Marlon LeBlanc has talked about how he has the best goalkeeper and defender in the nation in Zach Johnson and Raymon Gaddis respectively. Now, West Virginia’s defense is out on the field with some scorers like Doue, Tayou and others, like Shadow Sebele and Travis Pittman, in the midfield who are phenomenal with the ball. Now, that’s a team that’s fun to watch and can give anybody a game. Heck, it took Monmouth, who is once again one of the top teams in the country, two overtimes to beat West Virginia in the first game of the year. That was before the Mountaineers’ offense got on the right track. The key for West Virginia through conference play and the Big East tournament will be to continue its scoring output and mesh together as a team. That is something the Mountaineers were unable to do last year with a team so young. Now, a year older and more experience it might make the team’s ability to be more consistent easier. If I can see this team is able to play just as good as, if not better than, any team in the nation, it’s only a matter of time before the NCAA Selection Committee will see it and puts the Mountaineers into the NCAA Tournament – whether they win the Big East or not.

Next stop: ‘Death Valley’

LSU defensive tackle Drake Nevis, 92, celebrates with teammates after his interception against Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell during the second half of the Tigers’ game Saturday. LSU won 29-7.


WVU takes on LSU in front of what could be second-largest crowd to watch team BY TONY DOBIES sports editor

The late West Virginia playby-play announcer Jack Fleming once said the Mountaineers “enjoy walking in where angels fear to tread.” Those words will ring true Saturday when WVU travels to “Death Valley.” No. 22 West Virginia takes on No. 15 LSU Saturday in front of what is expected to be the second-largest crowd the program has ever played in front of. Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La., is widely considered one of, if not the most feared stadium, to play for an opponent. LSU’s record in the venue proves that true, as the Tigers are 25-1 in Saturday night home games under head coach Les Miles. The team is 31-6 overall in that span.

“This is Tiger Stadium … 20 years from now, someone will turn to you and ask where you played football at, and if you say LSU, the next question will be ‘What was it like?’” Miles said. “I think our team has really chosen to make that experience very special and play to that, so when they have to answer that question years from now, they will answer that it was unbelievable and spectacular.” West Virginia has just once before played in front of a crowd larger than 90,000. In 1991, the Mountaineers lost to Penn State in front of 96,445. In fact, the Mountaineers have never beaten an opponent in its history in front of more than 75,008 fans. WVU head coach Bill Stewart joked he may borrow a tiger from the Pittsburgh Zoo

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When: Saturday at 9 p.m. Where: Baton Rouge, La. (Tiger Stadium, 92,400) TV: ESPN2 WVU coach: Bill Stewart (third year, 22-8) LSU coach: Les Miles (sixth year, 54-15)

to try to simulate some of the atmosphere his team will experience Saturday, but his administration might not be keen on the idea. More seriously, though, Stewart said the team won’t prepare much differently for this weekend’s game. He admitted that WVU may pump some music through the speakers at Milan Puskar Stadium to prepare for the crowd

noise. “It is southern hospitality at its best. When you go into Auburn or any other SEC school, they do it right. It is a good trip,” Stewart said. “Football is important to those people. I look at this trip as a challenge, but we are just going down to play ball … We’re not going down there just for the bus ride.” West Virginia does have experience playing in SEC stadiums. The Mountaineers took on Auburn last year at JordanHare Stadium in the 41-30 loss. In that game, then-starting quarterback Jarrett Brown was injured and forced then-true freshman quarterback Geno Smith into the game. Smith said that experience will be useful when playing in front of 92,400 fans at Tiger Stadium. “I didn’t get major playing

time against Auburn, but just having that experience will help me,” Smith said The Mountaineers are happy to take an underdog role heading into Saturday’s game. That’s a spot in which the WVU program has flourished in the past with such wins as the 2005 Sugar Bowl victory over Georgia in Atlanta. “We like shutting people up and closing their mouths by quieting the crowd,” said WVU fullback Ryan Clarke. “Being underdogs heading into this game just gives us a boost.” Notes zz West Virginia cornerback Brandon Hogan, who was suspended after he was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of driving under the influence, will practice this week

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West’s record highlights productive career by Sebouh Majarian sports correspondent

For someone who didn’t want to consider West Virginia an option for college, Bonnie West sure has made the most out of her time in Morgantown. The Mountaineers’ senior captain committed to WVU during her junior year of high school and has greatly surpassed expectations. West became the University’s career leader in digs this past weekend in front of old coaches, friends and family as she passed Michelle Domas’

19-year record of 1,630 digs. The Mountaineers’ libero has accumulated 1,690 career digs and still has more than half the season remaining. Teammates kept track and cheered as West approached the milestone. “The whole team was really excited for me,” West said. “It was great that it became a team experience.” West has been a stone in the Mountaineers’ line-up for four years, making 103 consecutive starts. “I’m thankful I haven’t had any significant injuries and

I’ve stayed healthy for the most part,” West said. The Wildomar, Calif., native didn’t want to venture across the country during her college pursuit, but a surprise purchase changed everything. West’s mother, Cindy, surprised her with a plane ticket to visit WVU unofficially. It was a surprise that would change her life. “I fell in love with the campus and the people,” West said. “Two weeks later I stopped talking to other schools and committed to West Virginia.” The senior captain knew she

would be starting as a freshman and set her sights on breaking the school’s dig record. “It sounded like a goal that I could break if I worked hard enough,” West said. “I’m glad that I could break it because it shows how much work I’ve put in.” After a 17-13 season last year, West wasn’t sure what to expect for her senior campaign, but the hiring of coach Jill Kramer the day before preseason practices began matt sunday/the daily athenaeum helped West formulate her West Virginia senior libero Bonnie West serves during the WVU Invitational earlier see WEST on PAGE 8 this season.




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HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year, you will make a difference if you can flow with new technology and many different opportunities. You seem to be healthier, more optimistic and more driven than in past years. The attitude that emanates from you is unusual and dynamic. You also could find those you work with to be quirky but interesting. Give others the space to demonstrate who they are. If you are single, you could meet someone in 2011 who is quite significant to your life’s history. You find this person challenging but special. Take your time getting to know this particular person. If you are attached, the two of you move in a new direction. You find your sweetie changing right in front of you. Don’t hold back; dive in and enjoy the process. PISCES can be most nurturing. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHH Just when you thought the lay of the land was one way, you discover it really is taking an alternate course. Many of you could have last-minute events that force your hand. Remain positive. Tonight: Step back from the immediate. How important is it? TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHHH You have the best of intentions, as do many people around you. The issue lies in what to do about what is occurring. Your sense of what remains workable and the element of the unexpected walk hand in hand. Tonight: Honor your energy level. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH

You might be overly questioning someone’s judgment. Normally, there is a lot of mutual give-and-take. An unexpected ripple should be expected in just that context, nothing more. Follow through in key talks. Tonight: A must appearance. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHHH Keep pushing for what you want in order to deal with what is happening in an appropriate manner. You laugh, and others respond, especially if you can include them in your unusual thought process. Tonight: Follow the music. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH You might want to review your thoughts and ideas, especially those involving a key issue. One-on-one relating opens up to a new level of understanding. Investigate the possibilities with an eye to the future. Tonight: Go with a surprise idea. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH Others’ ideas could be challenging but also most beneficial. Don’t overreact or overthink what is happening with a relationship or several associates. Tonight: Prepare to be surprised. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHH Focus and dive into what must be done. You have the ability to clear out a problem. Understanding evolves to a new level. Your ability to come through for others is marked. Tonight: Go with an unusual energy surge or invitation – either will work. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHHH Add a touch of creativity. Understand

what is motivating others. Add that gift of mental resilience and ingenuity to the mix, be it in a meeting or in a oneon-one discussion. Tonight: Let your hair down. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH You allow much more flex and flow than in the past. Be willing to let go of ideas that are not working, even if you are fond of them. Understanding evolves to a new level. Tonight: Happy at home. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHHH Emphasize speaking, listening and understanding. You might be sweeping information, thoughts and feelings under the rug. Use care with someone who has had a history of unpredictability. Tonight: Deep into your thoughts. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHHH You might be far more content than you realize. Understanding grows over finances. You simply might not understand all the facts yet. Reach out for experts. Tonight: Make the evening special! PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH You might want to take a deep breath and rethink a personal matter. You could come up with many ideas. Others seem to gravitate to you. Your optimism helps many people relax. Tonight: Be a touch quirky. BORN TODAY Singer Joan Jett (1958), singer, songwriter Nick Cave (1957), singer Debby Boone (1956)


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Wednesday September 22, 2010

Maniacs to hold watch party for Saturday’s WVU/LSU game by zac cameron submitted

No. 22 West Virginia will take on No. 15 LSU Saturday in Baton Rouge, La., in what is expected to be one of the most anticipated nonconference games for the Mountaineers in recent history. Coming off of a home-andhome series with Auburn, West Virginia will travel to LSU for its 9 p.m. showdown to try and tame another Southeastern Conference opponent. Cassie Werner, director of the Mountaineer Maniacs, said there are big plans for fans staying in Morgantown to watch the game on TV and for fans traveling to Louisiana for the game. Saturday night the Metropolitan Theatre, located downtown on High Street, will host a watch party. The movie theater setting will provide Mountaineer Maniacs with a big screen and intense atmosphere, Wer-

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ner said. According to Werner, catering will be provided by ChikFil-A, and there will be double the normal amount of door prizes provided by merchandising partner The Book Exchange. “We are expecting a great game, so be sure to show up and wear your Maniacs shirt,” Werner said. “We are expecting about 500 Maniacs to come out and support the team.” Some students feel nothing will compare to the feeling of being in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday for the game. John Isaac Kelso, a senior accounting major, will be attending the game in person. “I’m expecting a chaotic atmosphere. I’m sure ‘Death Valley’ will live up to its reputation,” he said. “I sure hope Morgantown and the Mountaineers can live up to theirs.” Although Morgantown will be rocking Saturday night, Werner said the Maniacs will

send about 50 members down to the game. “LSU is all business for night home games, but they are friendly and very hospitable,” Werner said. “We had no problems with the people from Auburn and expect the same welcoming at LSU. It really was the finest Southern hospitality.” Werner and the Maniacs are in the process of securing a visitor’s lot near Tiger Stadium. She said all Mountaineer fans in Baton Rouge, La., are welcome to join and tailgate. “It really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Werner said. “So, get out there early and support the Mountaineers.” If anyone has questions regarding the Maniacs party at the Met, or for students traveling to the game Saturday, contact the Maniacs at maniacs@

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GameDay Predictions Each week, The DA sports staff will select 15 categories for the week’s upcoming game. You will answer those questions and return it to us. Leaderboard: 1. Kevin Knepp (12) 2. Mark Nesselroad (8) 3. Taylor Morehead (7) 4. Jake Engle (5) 4. Patrick McDermott (5) 4. Ryan Ruben (5) 4. Zach Smith (5) 8. Aaron Howell (4) 9. Tyler Colton (2) 9. Nicole Katz (2) 11. Matt Allevato (1) Congratulations to Kevin Knepp for correctly predicting West Virginia will finish with 5.5 yards-per-play. Jake Engle won the week, finishing with 5 points.

*Completed responses must be numbered and answered in order and include your name and e-mail address. If not done correctly, it will not be counted.

Send your completed responses to by Friday at 5 p.m. to enter. Here are this week’s questions: 1. How many yards will WVU’s first kickoff return be? 2. Who will be the game’s leading tackler? 3. What time in which quarter will Bradley Starks catch his first pass? 4. How many sacks will WVU get on LSU? 5. How many carries will WVU running back Ryan Clarke have? 6. How many rush yards will LSU allow? 7. What will be the length of WVU’s longest play from scrimmage? 8. How many total yards will Jordan Jefferson finish with? 9. How many points will WVU score in the first quarter? 10. How many false starts will the WVU offense commit? 11. What player will score LSU’s first touchdown? 12. What time in which quarter will WVU call its first timeout? 13. What will be the official attendance at LSU’s Tiger Stadium? 14. How many receptions will be made by WVU players not named Tavon Austin and Jock Sanders? 15. What will be the final score?

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Vick named Eagles’ starting quarterback PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Vick earned himself a starting job by being – of all things – a pocket passer. Vick will take over as the Philadelphia Eagles’ No. 1 quarterback, coach Andy Reid said Tuesday, a day after he announced he would go back to Kevin Kolb. “When someone is playing at the level Michael Vick is playing, you have to give him an opportunity,” Reid said. “This isn’t about Kevin Kolb’s play. You’re talking about Michael Vick as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL right now.” Vick is considered the greatest scrambling quarterback in NFL history, but he won the job over Kolb by demonstrating he no longer has a run-first mentality. Kolb missed the last six quarters because of a concussion, and Vick played well in his absence. Kolb was cleared to practice and was expected to run the first-team offense on Wednesday. “Kevin is fine. It’s not an injury-related issue,” Reid said. “It’s not about judging him. He’s going to be a championship-caliber quarterback.” Vick threw for 175 yards and one touchdown and ran for 103 yards in a 27-20 season-opening loss to Green Bay. He had 284 yards passing and two TDs in a 35-32 win at Detroit on Sunday. Kolb started two games in his first three seasons before he became the team’s No. 1 quar-

terback after Donovan McNabb was traded to Washington. Kolb struggled in the first half against the Packers in the season opener, but he became the first QB in league history to throw for 300 yards in his first two career starts last year. Though the Eagles have been grooming Kolb to be the starter since drafting him in the second round in 2007, Vick forced Reid to make a difficult decision by playing better than he did when he was a superstar in Atlanta. “Michael did an exceptional job and my job is to evaluate the players,” Reid said. “It’s my obligation to make the proper decision.” Vick’s start against the Lions

was his first in nearly four years. A three-time Pro Bowl pick during six seasons with the Falcons, Vick missed two seasons while serving an 18-month sentence in federal prison for his role in a dogfighting operation. He signed a two-year contract with the Eagles before last season, then played sparingly behind McNabb and Kolb. Vick has completed 63.8 percent of his passes and has posted consecutive games with a passer rating above 100 for only the second time in his career. “His accelerated play was brilliant,” Reid said. “This is what I think is right. He’s back and maybe even a little better.”


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Move to Big Ten costs Nebraska $9 million LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s departure from the Big 12 Conference will cost the university more than $9 million. The Big 12 and the university announced a settlement on Tuesday in which the conference will withhold $9.255 million in conference distributions rather than the estimated $19.4 million the Big 12 had sought to withhold under its bylaws. “We feel the long-term benefits of entering into the Big Ten, both academically and athletically, will make this a very good investment,” athletic director Tom Osborne said. Under the settlement mediated by Eric Green of Boston, Nebraska can reduce its penalty to $8.755 million if the Cornhuskers are one of two Big 12 teams to play in a BCS bowl game this season. Chancellor Harvey Perlman said the BCS condition was negotiated because Nebraska would be creating a $4 million to $5 million windfall for the Big 12 if it and another conference team make it to one of the high-profile bowl games. The $19.4 million the Big 12 originally wanted to keep from Nebraska represents 80 percent of the projected distributions that would have been paid to Nebraska for 2009-10 and 2010-11. Nebraska becomes an official member of the Big Ten on July 1, 2011. The Big Ten distributed $22 million to each of its schools last year. Over the past four years Nebraska received approximately $10 million annually in revenues from the Big 12. Conference distributions are divided among member schools mostly from revenues derived from football and men’s basketball television contracts, bowl games and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. When Nebraska’s move to the Big Ten was announced in June, Perlman, a former law professor, said he didn’t think Nebraska should be required to pay a penalty because the Big 12 was in a state of flux, with some schools negotiating with the Pac-10. Only Colorado, which is headed to the Pac-10, and Nebraska left. “I still think we had a very significant legal argument that would have prevented them from imposing any penalty,” Perlman said Tuesday. “I’m also cognizant of the risks associated with litigation. What I think is the law may not turn out to be the law. “I’m disappointed, as an academic, that my curiosity about the legal claims won’t be resolved. But when you look at everything, I think it made sense in this setting to get this behind us and avoid the risks of litigation.” Colorado officials had also been working to negotiate an early exit with the Big 12 so the Buffaloes could play in the Pac-

10 next season, instead of having to wait until 2012. There was no announcement about Colorado’s status, but CU officials were reportedly meeting Tuesday to try to come up with a solution. Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe, who was to hold a teleconference with reporters Tuesday night, said in a statement that negotiations with Nebraska were “collegial and respectful.” “I appreciate the cooperation of chancellor Harvey Perlman and Nebraska staff,” Beebe said. “The Big 12 has enjoyed its relationship with Nebraska and wishes it well in the future.” Iowa RB Hampton to have knee surgery IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said Tuesday that running back Jewel Hampton will have knee surgery and is likely gone for the rest of the season. Hampton, a redshirt sophomore, hurt his left knee in the second half of Saturday’s 34-27 loss at Arizona. Hampton, who missed all of last season after tearing the ACL in his right knee, had been splitting carries with starter Adam Robinson, rushing for 114 yards on 27 carries this season. Ferentz wouldn’t say whether Hampton had suffered another ACL injury, but stressed that his surgery will require ample recovery time. “He’s very disappointed. He’s invested a lot. He’s one of the competitive guys on our football team,” Ferentz said. “It’s not the end of football life, necessarily, but it just feels that way and it’s going to feel that way for a couple of days I’m sure.” No. 18 Iowa (2-1) opened fall practice with three experienced sophomore backs – Hampton, Brandon Wegher and Robinson – and only so many carries to go around. Now nearly all of them will go to Robinson. Wegher left camp because of personal issues and isn’t expected to return this season. Robinson assumed the starting job after Hampton was suspended for the opener, but the two began rotating every series in a 35-7 win over Iowa State. Robinson broke Iowa’s freshman record with 834 yards rushing in 2009, and he had a team-high 270 yards rushing and four touchdowns this season. He rushed for 109 yards in a season-opening win over Eastern Illinois, though he acknowledged Tuesday that was he a bit gassed after 24 carries. “I just have increased responsibility to my team now,” Robinson said. “I’m just going to have to get a lot of sleep and get rested up because I do now I was getting tired toward the end of the third quarter into the fourth quarter in that first game.” Freshmen Marcus Coker and De’Andre Johnson will serve as

backups starting with Saturday’s game against Ball State (1-2), though Ferentz would like to keep one of them off the field, most likely Johnson, so they don’t burn their redshirt season. “Right now, we just have to prepare as if everybody’s going to play, and then we’ll go from there. We want to win this year, too,” Ferentz said. Ferentz also said Tuesday that backup linebacker Bruce Davis will likely miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Michigan State’s Dantonio released from hospital EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio is out of the hospital, less than three days after having a mild heart attack. The athletic department confirmed that Dantonio was released around 3 p.m. Tuesday. He was hospitalized shortly after the Spartans beat Notre Dame 34-31 in overtime Saturday night on a fake field goal that worked for a touchdown. Offensive coordinator Don Treadwell is taking over in Dantonio’s indefinite absence for No. 25 Michigan State, which faces Northern Colorado on Saturday. Treadwell said earlier Tuesday that Dantonio was doing better, but at that point he hadn’t been released yet. Purdue QB Marve expected to play this weekend WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Robert Marve’s latest knee issue was just a scare. The Purdue quarterback expects to play Saturday against Toledo after bruising his left knee last week against Ball State. He was hurt on a quarterback sneak in the second quarter against the Cardinals, and he played a limited role in the second half. It was the same knee he had ACL surgery on last year, so he’s relieved it wasn’t a bigger deal. “It was the weirdest situation,” he said. “My foot got stuck in the ground. Somebody just rolled into me. I feel fine now. All the doctors looked at it and said I’m going to be fine to play on Saturday.” Marve has helped the Boilermakers to a 2-1 start. He has completed 69 percent of his passes for 502 yards and three touchdowns. The Boilermakers are dealing with numerous injuries to offensive players, so Marve’s status is a positive for a team that already has lost top receiver Keith Smith for the season with a knee injury. Purdue coach Danny Hope said he will be careful with Marve this week. “I think he’ll be a little limited in practice,” Hope said. “A bad bruise. And bruises take a couple of days to go away, so he’ll be maybe somewhat limited a little bit early in the week. But I anticipate him full speed and ready to go this weekend.”



Wednesday September 22, 2010

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QUESTIONABLE CALLS Which player has been the biggest surprise for West Virginia so far through three games?

by tony dobies sports editor

West Virginia went into 2010 without a stable corps of wide receivers. Yes, the Mountaineers had Jock Sanders, who is considered one of the best slot receivers in the country. But, the Mountaineers were lacking a true deep threat. With starter Brad Starks out for most of the first three games this year, it has given a chance for one receiver to step up. That guy is redshirt freshman Stedman Bailey. He has been the most impressive, shocking surprise of the first quarter of the season. One of the reasons why Bailey is the biggest surprise might be because Starks has been the biggest disappointment. WVU headed into the season with plays specifically drawn up for Starks. Those haven’t been used, as Starks hasn’t contributed much to the Mountaineers’ 3-0 start. Bailey, on the other hand, broke out on the scene in Game Two against Marshall. Bailey was quarterback Geno Smith’s main target in the team’s final two drives in regulation when the Mountaineers made their valiant comeback. Bailey made a name for himself against Maryland. He scored two touchdowns, including one of the best catches from a redshirt freshman you will ever see. The Florida native is actually Smith’s former high school teammate. That should prove to be a big advantage for the two down the road. It’s already proven to be big for Bailey – who has been the biggest surprise through three games for West Virginia.


It has been of no surprise to his teammates. It has been of no surprise to him, either. But for the most part, Tavon Austin has been perfect this season. What Austin has brought to the table and how he has contributed thus far for the Mountaineers’ offense has been the biggest surprise of the season for West Virginia. The Baltimore native is only a sophomore, but he has set himself apart as one of the leaders of the Mountaineer offense. Austin has been clutch, reliable and above all, effective. Through three games, he has a Big East Conference leading 21 catches for 281 yards and two touchdowns. Not too bad for a guy Noel Devine said is “still flying under the radar.” Quarterback Geno Smith has taken notice, however. In third-down situations in the Mountaineers’ 31-17 win over Maryland Saturday, Smith chose to throw to Austin five times in eight passing opportunities. He chose him over the likes of Heisman Trophy hopeful Noel Devine and Jock Sanders, who nearly set the school’s all-time single season reception record last year. Everyone knew Austin had the skill to do what he has done this season. But to do it so early in his career, and on a team full of playmakers, may be the most impressive aspect about the sophomore. As Devine said, Austin is surely a well-kept secret. He won’t be for long.


The biggest disappointment this season has been defensive back Robert Sands, but it is my belief that it is not entirely his fault. Last season, the junior safety had 74 tackles, five interceptions and two forced fumbles, and many of his big plays came when the Mountaineers needed them most. This season, Sands, who was named a preseason second-team All-American, has not played as big a role as he did last season. Part of his lowered production may be contributed to an injury that he has been quietly nursing in the first three games of the season. No one knows exactly what may be bothering Sands, but there is no doubt something is wrong. In all three games this season, he has had to miss action due to what appears to be a lingering shoulder injury. Also, there have been rumblings that Sands’ hitting style, which is aimed at getting kill shots, may hinder his recovery. Going forward, it may be necessary to rest Sands in some form, yet the coaching staff has not done so this year. That issue remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure – in order for this West Virginia team and its defense to succeed, Sands’ play needs to step up to its big-play form of the past. He needs to make the big hits, force the fumbles and intercept the passes that can help put the Mountaineers’ potent offense back on the field.

by matthew peaslee sports writer

One word can describe Brad Starks through the first three games of the Mountaineer season: absent. Tabbed to be the No. 1 starter at wide receiver, Starks has yet to make his way on to the field. As fall camp winded down, he was reportedly hampered with injuries that kept him sidelined. It’s a shame. For the better part of camp, he was seen working with the young crop of receivers and acclimating them to the system. He seemed upbeat and anticipated a season with a more “balanced attack.” Unfortunately for him, he has not been a part of it. If Starks was out on the field more, he would be a viable target for quarterback Geno Smith, who has had a knack for spreading the ball across the field thus far. Starks should be Smith’s deep-ball threat. Last season Starks had 29 catches for 405 yards. At the rate he is going now, he won’t match those numbers anytime soon. WVU head coach Bill Stewart has been rather mum on the injury status of Starks, leading some to believe he has just been outplayed in practices. With the emergence of Stedman Bailey and J.D. Woods, there is clear evidence that lead that to be true. The play of the pair has not been disappointing, and the demise of Starks has been utterly surprising. It may not be a bad thing with the young talent moving through the lineup.

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Connecticut’s Robbie Frey, center, runs into heavy traffic during the Huskies’ loss to Temple last weekend.

UConn hopes to correct mistakes by this weekend By Matthew Peaslee Sports Writer

Not many predicted it. Connecticut head coach Randy Edsall sure did not believe it. Yet, his Huskies fell to Temple 30-16 Saturday, dropping the Big East Conference’s out-of-conference record to 11-10 in 2010. Edsall said his team suffered from lapses on the offensive side of the ball, and that was the main reason for the team’s defeat. “When you don’t take advantage of field position offensively (it hurts the team),” Edsall said. “We had four or five times on the plus side of the field and really came away with nothing.” On top of the missed opportunities, the Huskies fumbled three times and committed one turnover. Kicker Dave Teggart missed a pair of field goals, which drew Edsall’s immediate ire. “When you do those things, it’s really difficult to win,” he said. Edsall insists the loss was not a matter of underestimating the opponent. The Owls have improved over the years as members of the Mid-American Conference. So far this season, Temple has a 3-0 record. Connecticut, on the other hand, is 1-2. Big plays haunted the Huskies, and although UConn had more total yards than the Owls, Temple was able to take advantage of the miscues, like Adrian Robinson’s 24-yard fumble recovery in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. “We knew they were a good team as we went down there to play them,” Edsall said. “What we did was make too many mistakes and didn’t capitalize on our opportunities.” Overshadowed in the loss was running back Jordan Todman’s breakout performance. The reigning second-team allBig East running back had 217 all-purpose yards, 195 of those coming on the ground against Temple. Edsall testified one of his big-


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expectations. There was now a new feel to the program. “We have great chemistry and we actually want to play for each other and for the school without letting each other down,” West said. “Even with the same girls on the court (from last year), we play a lot differently.” With the team’s resurgence, more people have been keeping up with the volleyball team, and West has noticed. “Even people in Morgantown who don’t follow volleyball have been coming up and congratulating me,” West said.


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after being suspended against Maryland. Stewart said he will decide Saturday whether Hogan will play against LSU. Hogan will travel with the team. “Right now, he is undergoing the exact same formula that is set in stone by the student judicial affairs committee for the rest of the student body who gets in trouble,” Stewart said. zz West Virginia’s starting left guard Josh Jenkins had his knee scoped and had mi-

gest concerns moving forward is the consistency of his team. He wants to be balanced on offense as well as make the necessary tackles on defense. “Throughout all of the games that we’ve played thus far, we’ve had stretches where we’ve played very well,” Edsall said. “Consistency on both sides of the ball is where we need to get (better).” Edsall believes the Huskies will “have their hands full” when Buffalo comes to town at noon Saturday. Edsall might make a switch at the quarterback position for his team’s game against Buffalo. The 11th-year head coaching veteran is surveying his quarterback situation after senior starter Zach Frazer failed to live up to lofty expectations. In the Temple game, Frazer went 16-of-31 for 150 yards. Redshirt junior Cody Endres may see some reps, as he does have starting experience leading the Huskies in eight games over the past two years. UConn has two freshmen quarterbacks who will be looked at in practice. “We have a couple guys coming back that weren’t with us before,” Edsall said. “All positions are being evaluated.” Pittsburgh The eyes of the college football world will descend upon Heinz Field Thursday night when the Panthers host No. 17 Miami (Fla.) at 7 p.m. The Panthers had a week to prepare for the Hurricanes, during which Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt said the team worked to improve its offense in preparation to go against the though Miami defense. “Miami is a very talented team, a well-coached team,” said Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt. “When you look at them in all three phases – offense, defense and special teams – schematically you see similar traits that we have here at Pitt.”

“So it’s great to see people following volleyball more as it becomes a bigger sport in West Virginia.” After graduating with a degree in sociology in May, West plans on continuing her passion for volleyball overseas. She even plans on coming back to the states to play in a new indoor volleyball league set to debut next year. When it’s all said and done, West wants to be known for the blue collar work and enthusiasm she has for volleyball. “I want to be remembered as somebody who works hard on and off the court and is very passionate about volleyball,” she said.

nor surgery on Tuesday, and is questionable to play against LSU. Stewart will make that decision Thursday. “It was a clean, successful repair,” Stewart said. zz West Virginia’s starting middle linebacker Pat Lazear may try to play Saturday for the first time this season, Stewart said. Lazear is still dealing with a bone bruise he suffered during fall practice. Stewart said Lazear is not in good football-playing shape, but Lazear has been running in practice.


Wednesday September 22, 2010


Book explores Lady Gaga’s style, Lady Gaga fights ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ at rally in Maine alongside servicemen serves as creative fashion guide by brittni mcguire a&e writer

“Lady Gaga: Critical Mass Fashion” gives “little monsters” everywhere an inside look into the artist’s groundbreaking fashion trends. As we all know, Lady Gaga is much more than just a pop sensation – she is also a fashion queen who breaks the rules and doesn’t apologize for it. Lizzy Goodman, Rolling Stone Magazine columnist, has written a book that acts as a style guide, taking readers through the journey of Stefani Germanotta and the fashionable story of how she became Lady Gaga. Goodman leaves nothing untouched, covering everything from a brunette Germanotta’s disco ball-obsessed beginning to a bleach blonde Lady Gaga’s “monstrous” rise to stardom. The book not only praises her fashion but also her hair and tattoos. In the chapter titled “Blonde Ambition,” Goodman guides us through Gaga’s change from curvy brunette to

posh blonde, and of course, the creation of the artist’s literal take on the hair bow. In “Ink Is Skin Deep,” Gaga explains that her tattoos remind her there is a real person under all the glitz and glamour. The section tells the stories behind each of her tattoos and how they portray different aspects of her life. My favorite section of the book is “Going Pantsless” because, honestly, does anyone do it better than Gaga when it comes to showing some skin? Though most artists in the industry believe less is more when it comes to fashion, the book explains Gaga has said her partially blind grandmother can only see the lighter parts of her when she is on television, like her skin and hair, and so, Gaga likes to go pantsless for her grandma. The book features 120 photos and commentary from the artist. Goodman holds nothing back as she reminds everyone Lady Gaga is anything but ordinary. “Lady Gaga is not like us. She goes to the grocery store in McQueen platforms. She goes for a drink in a fetish policewoman’s outfit. She’s not playing Gaga; she is Gaga,”

“Lady Gaga: Critical Mass Fashion” Lizzy Goodman Goodman writes in “The Art of the Tease” section of the book. Goodman does a fantastic job of depicting Lady Gaga as an artist, not just a performer . This style guide would make Gaga proud and takes fans through the artist’s life, one crazy outfit at a time.


‘Devil’ an unorthodox, thrilling horror film

In the movie ‘Devil,’ strangers are trapped on an elevator together and are mysteriously murdered one by one.

jake potts correspondent

Despite the cliched settings of most horror films, “Devil” is filmed in one of the smallest and most unorthodox places for a movie to be filmed – an elevator. Directed by John Erick Dowdle and written by Brian Nelson, “Devil” is based off the first installment of the short story series, “The Night Chronicles” written by M. Night Shyamalan. With this bit of information, most people will jump to one of two conclusions, this movie will really pull through, or it’s going to be a wreck. Surprisingly, it’s not. All that was provided from Shyamalan was the storyline and a little direction for the movie to follow. Shyamalan fans, rejoice. Those of you not so fond of his work, stay calm. This film is still worth your while. The movie has a somewhat pedestrian beginning – five strangers, played by newcomers, are stuck in an elevator in Philadelphia. While the viewer is still getting a feel for the characters, the lights suddenly shut off. When the lights return, a young lady aboard the elevator is wounded. Suspicion starts driving the passengers insane and, a few altercations draw the lines of who is really to blame, or so they think. As the murders continue, one of the security guards expresses his fear for who the murderer may really be: the devil. In true Shyamalan fashion, religion and the realization in faith are strongly incorporated.

Two combating forces, the security guard and the detective, debate throughout the entire movie on the participation in greater forces in the events unfolding. While the security guard is convinced Satan is behind the attacks, the police officer refuses to believe it due to his loss of faith years ago when his family was killed in a hitand-run accident. This loss stands as his justification for not believing in higher powers throughout the entire movie until the ending begins to unfold. Keep in mind the rating is PG-13, so don’t expect anything comparable to that of a Saw movie or what have you, but the deaths do have their moments of creativity and gruesomeness. The camera angles chosen in the movie are unique to that of normal movies. Emphasizing the tight spaces of the elevator, the camera pans from one face to the next, showing facial expressions of panic, anxiety and every other emotion imaginable for the situation. The camera also looks down on the group from corners of the elevator and spends a small amount of time looking through the security camera. The two main focal points of the movie are the elevator and the security and police forces working to find out what’s going on. Despite a few moments of predictability, this movie is overall a solid film and definitely veers away from Shyamalan’s recent films. Overall, very worth the time spent seeing it.

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Recording artist Lady Gaga speaks at a rally in support of repealing the military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy for gay service members, in Portland, Maine, on Monday. PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lady Gaga visited the state Monday on the eve of a key Senate vote to urge its two U.S. senators to help repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays. More than 2,000 people attended a rally at Deering Oaks Park, where the Grammy Award-winning singer stood alongside Air Force, Army and Marine veterans who were discharged because of the policy, which prohibits service members from revealing if they’re gay and recruiters from asking about people’s sexual orientations. Lady Gaga railed against what she called the injustice of having good-hearted gay soldiers booted from military service while straight soldiers who harbor hatred toward gays are allowed to fight for their country. She suggested a new policy should target straight soldiers who are “uncomfortable” with gay soldiers in their midst. “Our new law is called ‘If you don’t like it, go home!’” she said. The rally was organized by Washington-based Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. The organization is trying

to pressure Republican Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine to vote to allow a repeal of the “don’t ask” policy, put in place in 1993 by former President Bill Clinton. The House has approved a defense authorization bill that includes a repeal of the “don’t ask” policy. In the Senate, Democrats need 60 votes on Tuesday to cut off debate and proceed to the bill, again putting Snowe and Collins in the role of casting what could be deciding votes. Collins, who voted for a provision to repeal the “don’t ask” policy in the Armed Services Committee in May, said she favors changing the policy but disagrees with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s decision to limit debate on the defense bill and to reject Republican amendments. Snowe has not decided how she’ll vote on Tuesday, a spokesman said Monday. Speakers at Monday’s rally said they wanted to bring their fight to Snowe’s and Collins’ backyard. Mike Hall, a former Air Force major who was discharged after his superiors found out he’s gay, said he was proud when Collins voted in committee to repeal

the policy. “Now it’s time for her to do so again,” he said. Lady Gaga, famous for such hits as “Bad Romance,” “Paparazzi” and “Poker Face,” skipped her trademark outlandish outfits in favor of a black suit and a pair of glasses. At last week’s Video Music Awards ceremony, where she won eight awards, she was escorted by ex-servicemen who were discharged or left the military as the result of the “don’t ask” policy. She recently called on Reid to repeal the policy during an interview with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. Reid’s campaign and Lady Gaga traded talking points on Twitter afterward, and Reid told the singer repealing the measure was the right thing to do.



Wednesday September 22, 2010

Fall TV preview Each day this week, The Daily Athenaeum previews the premieres of new and returning shows as part of the beginning of the fall television season.


For Steven and Samantha Bloom, life seems to be going pretty well. Their catering business is prospering and income is steady, but passion has taken a backseat in their marriage. That is all about to change, though, as the couple is about to be reactivated. Oh, by the way, both spouses used to be CIA agents. The new show, from creator J.J. Abrams, premieres Wednesday and will be action heavy,


Take a trip back to a time before the craziness of Jersey Shore or the drama of Teen Mom to a feel-good, easy-going family show called “The Middle.” The ABC comedy follows the fictional “Heck” family through the daily hiccups of family life. The show’s title is based of the location of the show, Orson, Indiana. Frankie Heck, the mother of the family, narrates the show. Through Frankie’s narration,


but will also focus on the relationship of the two main leads. Abrams returns to the spy drama on primetime television for the first time since “Alias” ended in 2006. “Undercovers” is one of the more anticipated new shows this fall, with talented Abrams (co-creator of “Lost,” “Fringe” and director of the “Star Trek” reboot that made the Enterprise cool again) producing the series and directing the pilot. In the first episode, fellow covert spy and friend of the couple, Leo Nash, disappears while searching for a deadly Russian arms dealer. CIA boss Carlton Shaw re-

activates the couple, and the Blooms embark on a mission to find and secure Nash. Obvious connections to espionage movie “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie can be seen in commercials promoting the show. German actor Boris Kodjoe and English actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw fit into the roles of Steven and Samantha Bloom, and their chemistry appears to be steamy and fun. If the pilot follows suit with the rest of Abrams’ excellent track record, “Undercovers” will be the new, must-watch show this season. daa&

FOX, WEDNESDAYS AT 8 P.M. viewers learn the Heck family is your hardworking, middle class family of America. Both Frankie and her husband Mike work to provide for their three children. Axl Heck, the oldest Heck child portrays your typical older teenage boy. Axl spends half his time sleeping and the other half chasing girls. Sue Heck, the middle child, is in the awkward early teenage years. She is easily relatable to any girl who has ever experienced those embarrassing pre-teen years of braces and glasses. Brick Heck, the youngest and quite possibly most comical Heck family member, gives

an inside view to life as the youngest Heck. The first season gave an entertaining and comical view to middle class American families. Whether it was Axl having a breakdown over a girl, Sue’s pathetic attempt to try out for the cheerleading squad or Brick trying to learn social skills on the playground, each episode gives everyday events a humorous outlook. If you are looking for a show that’s sure to make you laugh and put you in a good mood, tune into “The Middle.” daa&



“Modern Family” is a classic. The comedy is the latest in the mockumentary genre, this time straying away from a workplace or typical setting. Instead, its factory floor is a typical American family. The series follows the Pritchett family: Jay Pritchett (Ed O’Neill), daughter Claire Dunphy (Julie Bowen) and son Mitchell Pritchett (Jesse Tyler Ferguson). Jay, separated from Claire’s

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mother, is now married to a beautiful Colombian woman Gloria (Sofia Vergara), who also has a son, the overly mature for his age Manny (Rico Rodriguez). Claire is married to Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell), and together they have three kids. Their life is anything but ordinary, putting the cliched fun in dysfunction. Phil is well-meaning but misguided, often trying to play the cool, mentor-style figure rather than a dad – often to the amusement, or horror, of Claire and the kids. Mitchell is gay, currently raising an adopted child with his partner Cameron Tucker

(Eric Stonestreet). The family must deal with their own dramas individually, but often intersect with disastrous, embarrassing and cringe-worthy moments. But at its heart, the series is all about family and is, at times, quite moving. This balance between absurd comedy and heart is what makes “Modern Family” a gem. It knows how to deliver a gut-wrenchingly funny gag, then make you realize why you care about its characters. If you haven’t seen it yet, tonight’s premiere should be accessible. You won’t regret it.

RETURNING SHOWS: ‘Cougar Town,’ ABC, 10 p.m. • ’Bones,’ FOX, 8 p.m. • ‘Fringe,’ FOX, 9 p.m. • ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,’ NBC, 10 p.m. • ‘Survivor,’ CBS, 8 p.m. • ‘Criminal Minds,’ CBS, 9 p.m. •

Twitter hacker attack opens popups, causes havoc for tweeters NEW YORK (AP) — A new way to cause mischief quickly spread through short-messaging service Twitter on Tuesday morning before the site could fix the problem, as mysterious “tweets” of blockedout text propagated themselves and caused popup windows to open. Shortly before 10 a.m. Eastern time, (1400 GMT), Twitter said on its “safety” feed on the site that the attack had been shut down. It also said it does not believe that any user information was compromised,

rather, the “vast majority” of the breaches were pranks or promotions. The hack had been extra nefarious because the tweets activated without being clicked on – it was enough for Web surfers to move their mouse cursors over them. But it only affected visitors to Twitter. com. Various third-party programs used to send and read tweets, such as Tweetdeck, were unaffected. The popups could, though didn’t necessarily, contain malicious code that

could take over poorly protected computers. The White House’s official Twitter feed – followed by 1.8 million users – was among those affected, though the offending message was quickly taken down. Fittingly for Twitter, which limits messages to just 140 characters, the virus may have been among the shortest on record. According to security software maker F-Secure Corp., the shortest virus so far was just 22 characters long. Twitter said in a blog post it was notified of the secu-

rity breach at 5:54 a.m. Eastern time. The problem was caused by something called “cross-site scripting.” This allowed users to run JavaScript programs on others’ computers, turning tweets different colors or causing the pop-up boxes to appear. Some users, Twitter added, took things a step further and included code that got people’s accounts to re-tweet the messages without their knowledge. “It was like a massive snowball fight that got out

of control,” said Ray Dickenson, chief technology officer at computer security firm SafeCentral. But while the effects of Tuesday’s mischief were very visible – such as the popups – and playful, Dickenson said that he was worried because JavaScript can quietly do more malicious things, like sending people to sites that can infect computers. Security breaches had been common in Twitter’s early days, but the company has since worked to beef up its

vigilance and the problems have become less common. Tuesday’s hack coincided with Twitter’s ongoing rollout of a redesign of its website, which tries to streamline users’ Twitter feeds and make it easier to see photos and videos directly on the site, without having to click on a link to YouTube or Flickr. Twitter said it discovered and fixed this problem last month, and that a recent site update unrelated to the redesign was responsible for its return.

Japanese officials delay Paris Hilton from entering country TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials delayed Paris Hilton at Narita International Airport while they decide whether she will be admitted to the country after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge in Las Vegas. The 29-year-old celebrity was stopped by immigration authorities upon her arrival in Japan on Tuesday, one day after her plea, according to an emailed statement by Hilton’s representative, Dawn Miller. Hilton was scheduled to appear at a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday to promote her fashion and fragrance lines, but that appearance was canceled. Narita Airport’s immigration

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Video game cafe to open on High Street by jamie carbone

campus calender editor

Save Point, a game cafe, will open next week in downtown Morgantown to serve as a haven for computer and video gamers alike. Save Point, named after the life preserving areas located in many RPGs, is the brainchild of couple Owen Raudenbush and Sarah Baucom. The idea first came about in 2001 when Baucom became an avid player of the game, “Unreal Tournament.” “I just got tired of having to take my computer and go to a local area network party or whatever. And I thought ‘what if we just had a permanent LAN party and opened up a place where people could come to play games?’” Baucom said. “We spent more time setting up than actually playing at that point,” Raudenbush, a West Virginia University grad and Morgantown native, added. Raudenbush and Baucom spent the past month working on pulling their dream together, ordering the parts and building the computers from scratch, and ultimately putting the shop together.

The cafe is designed to make gamers feel at home with fantasy-influenced art drawn by local artist Melinda Brand adorning the walls and video game music from playing. For those who want something to drink or snack on while they game, energy drinks like Red Bull and treats like M&Ms will also available for purchase. The cafe will feature 20 PCs personally built by the duo for optimal gaming, five of which will have 3D capabilities, along with a TV on which visitors can play games like “Rock Band” and “Halo: Reach.” All of the computers will be networked together so customers can play against one another. The computers will be rented for $6 an hour for guests and $4 an hour for members, although they haven’t decided how a customer will obtain member status. Only those with member status will be allowed to use the 3D computers. “We don’t really want to give them $200 glasses and not have their information,” Baucom said. Games such as “Dragon Age:

Origins” and “Battlefield: Bad Company 2” have been purchased, and each computer will have a Steam account which allows users to access an assortment of games through Valve’s digital distribution system. Classic games such as “Myst” will also be available. The LAN center is still a work in progress though, with Raudenbush and Baucom the only current employees, and several aspects, such as wireless internet and the store’s service hours, are still up in the air. “We have no idea when people are going to be playing exactly,” Raudenbush said. Save Point is currently slated to open Monday at the bottom of High Street next to the post office. Store hours will be noon to midnight Sunday through Thursday and noon to 2 a.m. on weekends, but these hours are subject to change. Save Point is also running a special via Facebook: Anyone who “likes” the page before the store’s opening date will get a free hour of gameplay.

A sitting and video game area is located in the front of Save Point LAN Center on High Street.


Computers line the walls of Save Point LAN Center, a new internet cafe on High Street.

The walls of Save Point LAN Center are decorated with drawings.

West Virginia University 2010 Fall Parents Weekend

Thousands of Student Family members have been invited to campus for this year’s

Fall Parent’s Weekend October 1-3, 2010

Over 10,000 Parents will be in town for this very special weekend. This edition will be inserted into The Daily Athenaeum on October 1st and will feature the schedule for all events and will give families an idea of where to eat and what to do while in Morgantown. It will be a MUST READ for all Family Members coming to Morgantown! Inserted on Friday, October 1 Ad Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 28

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Social network exhibit, lecture to be held at CAC by rachel duryea a&e writer

Nate Larson, a photography professor at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, will present an art & design lecture about his work Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall of the Creative Arts Center. A reception will follow at 6 p.m. at the Mesaros Galleries, which will exhibit Larson’s work. Larson guaranteed to entertain the audience at his upcoming event. “I promise interesting stories and anecdotes about the exhibition artwork in the lecture. I’m darned entertaining as a speaker,” Larson said. “The lecture will discuss my photographic projects from the last four years, including my collaborative work with artist Marni Shindelman.” Larson’s work with photographic media, artist books and digital video has been shown both nationally and internationally. His work has been published in Exposure, The Washington Post and The New York Times. According to Larson, he specializes in photography that is “conceptually oriented photographic practices that overlap with performance art and electronic media and culture.” His photography exhibit “Mapping the Data Stream” has three series of technologically enabled photographs. The most recent series, “History Lessons,” is an exploration through photography of significant historic sites. It includes references and messages to the site obtained from online social networks. The second series, “Geolocation” was collaborated with Marni Shindelman and monitors Twitter tweets and the information of where it was obtained. They take a twitter update,

travel to the GPS coordinates and make a photograph to mark the location of the tweet and pair it with the original tweet. The third series contains sitespecific GPS drawings made by Larson. His collaborator uses invisible technological threats to create virtual drawings and writings in urban landscapes. Larson said he hopes his exhibit provides insight on protection on social networking sites. “I hope they (viewers of the exhibit) have self-examination of their privacy settings on social networking websites and an understanding of the role of technology in shaping our everyday lives,” Larson said. As an artist, Larson has many different influences from contemporary American culture to social networking. “Contemporary American culture, psychic soldiers, extrasensory perception and technology used as extrasensory perception inspire me,” Larson said. “Social networking, technology that can be used to track or locate individuals in the real world and dystopian futures where humanity is subservient to technology and cultural memories of historic figures also inspire me.” Robert Bridges, curator of the West Virginia University Art Collection, said Larson’s photography is a representation of this generation’s dependency on technology. “Nate Larson’s photographs and projects speak to American society’s current obsession with using the internet to post private thoughts in a public forum,” Bridges said. “Larson is a well-respected photographer that puts a 21st century spin on documentary photography.” Bridges urges those interested in media and contemporary photography, should attend the lecture and exhibit. The exhibit will be available until Oct. 8.

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