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Friday September 24, 2010


Sunnyside to see 2 sheltered bus stops BY TRAVIS CRUM CITY EDITOR

Students at West Virginia University who catch the bus in Sunnyside will soon have two sheltered areas to stand under when it rains or snows, said Jim Hunt, executive director of Sunnyside Up. Two canopied areas were funded by the Tax Increment Financing project over the summer. The first sheltered bus stop will be located near the Life

Sciences Building, and the second canopy will be located near Fourth Street, Hunt said at the first meeting of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association on Thursday. “When looking at the area, we saw the biggest need was a place for students to escape the months when the weather is at its worse,” Hunt said. “This will be a place where students can catch the bus or sit down to read a book.” TIF projects allow municipalities to borrow against the

increased property tax revenue that will result from the improvements. The canopies would cost approximately $40,000 each, Hunt said. Also, through TIF projects, sidewalks on Grant Street have been replaced, he said. During the meeting, Charlie Russell, SGA governor and president of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association, discussed ways to improve the neighborhood through group activities. One suggested activity

was street cleanups. A street cleanup of McLane Avenue has been planned for Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. “This will be a great way to get involved in the community and to make the area more like home,” Russell said. Russell said he wants the area to be more friendly and for everyone to work together. Hunt said the main problem in Sunnyside was not the residents’ partying, it was their litter. A cleanup of McLane Ave-

nue’s sidewalk would bring it up to par with Grant Avenue’s sidewalk makeover, he said. Morgantown City Councilor Jenny Selin said the cleanup would benefit the area. She also suggested possible fundraising events for the Association to aid in future cleanup events. For instance, the Association could hold events such as a pancake breakfast, she said. Hunt said it was difficult in the past to get approval from Morgantown Police to host events in Sunnyside because of

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Tattoos could affect job offers by gina damato correspondent


Christos Seizeone gives Nathan Gribble a vintage-style tattoo at Wild Zero Studio.

Long sleeves, Band-aids and concealers could be in many inked students’ futures as some upcoming December graduates head into the workforce. Employers can and will ask if an applicant has a visible tattoo, said Sherri Lilly, event coordinator at West Virginia University Career Services Center. “Students need to be careful where they put them depending on what they are looking to do,” she said. “It will depend on the job they are searching for but students should be smart about it.” Some jobs automatically disqualify students for visible tattoos, especially ones in business fields, Lilly said. “Students in business are going to have to be prepared to adhere to a dress code, and it won’t just be tattoos but piercings as well,” she

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Greek Rush Week ends with largest group in five years

Morgantown Ink

Desiree Macina gets a tattoo from artist Chris Rhodes at Wild Zero Studios last semester.

the area’s reputation for partying and lack of space. “Because of some activities that have occurred, it is difficult to get approval from the police to close the street,” he said. Hunt referred to a recent incident where a dumpster was set on fire and destroyed. These types of fires give the area a bad reputation, he said. During the meeting Russell, Hunt, Selin, SGA Gov. Josh Snyder and City Councilor

said. Employers are allowed to impose dress codes and appearance policies as long as they don’t discriminate against a person’s race, color, religion, age, national origin or gender, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This doesn’t mean employers can’t have a policy against exposed tattoos if they feel it doesn’t meet their company image. Zachary White, a mechanical and aerospace engineering major, has 12 tattoos and put thought into each one’s placement. “They can all be hidden by a T-shirt, and when interviewing for jobs, my shirt isn’t coming off,” White said. “Tattoos are good in society, and mine have a lot of personal reasoning behind them.” Ben Jones, a multidisciplinary studies major, said

West Virginia University sororities and fraternities wrapped up Rush Week with the highest number of enrollment in five years. Each chapter is expecting to have 18 to 20 new members this year, said Nick Rubenstein, Interfraternity Council president. However, the average number of new members is 14, he said. In the past five years, the enrollment has been about 330, and this year, so far, it is 370, said Ashley Staggers, student program advisor for Panhellenic and WVU sororities. Staggers hopes the sororities will reach an enrollment rate of 400. About 60 percent to 70 percent of the new recruits are freshmen, Staggers said. “The freshmen are the ones who need friends, who don’t know how to get involved, so letting them see what fraternities can do for them push people to pledge,” Rubenstein said. Being part of Greek life helps to make the campus smaller, Staggers said. “WVU is pretty big, so joining a sorority is not just joining one chapter, you are joining a community of about 1,500 students,” she said. This year’s Rush Week put a strong emphasis on marketing, advertising and public

relations, using social media like Facebook and Twitter to reach potential recruits, Staggers said. In addition to having booths in the Mountainlair, sorority members also sport clothes and tote bags supporting their houses, she said. “We have a strong effort to stay visible on campus by being involved in student government or any student organization,” Staggers said. Fraternities held open houses all week to let potential new members learn more about each house, Rubenstein said. “People want to join fraternities because they are seeing we are more than the typical stereotype,” he said. “We care about our University and our academics just as much as the next person.” Seeing the number of people who want to be a part of the Greek community helps to improve the reputation, Rubenstein said. “If someone wants to enjoy their college career, and I’m not talking about the social scene, students should look into Greek life,” he said.“It opens so many doors to networking, friendship and being involved on campus.” Anyone still interested in participating in a sorority or fraternity can ask each house whether or not it will host informal recruitment.

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Participants still sought for ‘Paid to Park’ program by josh cooper staff writer


Mountain Line Transit Authority is continuing to promote its “Paid to Park” program in an effort to reduce traffic in the downtown area. The program now has 31 participants, but it is still not enough to see a significant decrease in congestion in the Morgantown area, said David Bruffy, general manager of Mountain Line Transit Authority. “We haven’t had enough

For more information on the ‘Paid to Park’ Program, visit riders yet to see a decrease in traffic,” Bruffy said, “but ultimately that’s what we’re after.” West Virginia University students showed mixed feelings toward the program; however, none of the participants of the “Paid to Park” program were

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available by press time. “I have my car here, and it’s a pain to find parking. If I was a commuter and I had to take the bus, I’d do it,” said Matt Plantier, a junior advertising major. Although the program makes sense, it’s a long bus ride, said Brian VanDongen, a senior education major. “I don’t know if $20 is enough initiative to encourage participation, especially when there are free options like the Coliseum to park on campus,” he said. Senior English major Gabe

Gibellino said the buses aren’t reliable enough to use the program. “I would rather park at the Coliseum or find parking downtown,” he said. Mountain Line is still promoting the program and plans on continuing it in the future. “I’d encourage people to give it a try and let us know if you have any concerns or suggestions,” Bruffy said. The program, which began July 1, encourages WVU

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Festival of Ideas speaker visits Sept. 27 West Virginia University’s Festival of Ideas has become a year-round event. The Festival brings a series of speakers to WVU to discuss different topics such as politics, business, entertainment, research, sports and culture. The first speaker is Rebecca Skloot, an award-winning science writer, on Sept. 27. Originally, all speakers came in the spring semester, but that made the events very condensed, said Stephanie Conrad, director of University Events.

“Students will have more flexibility in attendance,” Conrad said. “It also opens up a realm for guest speakers who sometimes aren’t available during the spring.” The Festival is generally five to eight lectures long, depending on the year and the availability speakers, she said. There won’t be more events this year, they will just be spread throughout both semesters. “Some of the speakers are those who students haven’t ever heard of,” Conrad said.

“They are sometimes thought provoking.” The next lecture date and speaker has not been set, but Conrad said it will take place sometime in October. The Festival of Ideas was revived in 1995 by President Emeritus David C. Hardesty, Jr., who was inspired by the events he organized in the 1960s as WVU student body president. It is supported in part by the David C. Hardesty, Jr. Festival of Ideas Endowment. — eaf

Morgantown No. 10 small metropolitan city Morgantown ranked in the top 10 on Forbes’ list of Best Places for Business and Careers. The city came in No. 10 in smaller metros, or areas with populations under 245,000. It had also previously been ranked the No. 2 college town for jobs in the nation. Morgantown was ranked among 184 small towns based on 12 factors such as costs, job growth, educational attainment, projected


economic growth as well as quality of life, subprime mortgage rates and the presence of a highly ranked college in the area. Although major companies may prefer big cities like New York for their headquarters, small towns such as Morgantown offer business costs and strong employment prospects, according to Forbes. “Morgantown benefits from large concentrations of higher education, govern-

ment and health care activity,” said George Hammond, associate director of West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics, in a release. “These sectors tend to be less sensitive to national recessions,” he said. “They also tend to attract workers with high levels of human capital, which contributes to strong long-run growth.” — sac

day, Bruffy said. Participants get free parking in their lot and transportation to the Mountain Line bus depot located at 185 Garrett Street, according to its website. WVU students and employees will receive $1 per round trip in Mountie Bounty and a maximum of $20 per month, according to the program’s website. Participants can then com-

mute from the depot by obtaining a bus pass, which is good for five round trips and can be renewed, the website states. Parking spaces are not guaranteed and are firstcome, first-served, the site states. However, the lot still has plenty of available spaces, especially in the afternoon hours.

it’s becoming less and less taboo.” Tattoos are popular among students, said Tim Brummage, a tattoo artist at Living Canvas Pro Tattoo and Piercing in Mount Morris, Pa. Although students usually put tattoos in non-visible areas, Brummage often makes sure they realize the possible

consequence if they ask for a tattoo in a visible area. “I’ll ask them what they are thinking they want to do down the road,” he said. “Students put a lot more thought into placement now than in the past.

community. Russell suggested student Continued from page 1 artwork be displayed on bare retaining walls to beautify Charlie Byrer brainstormed the area. Hunt agreed by sayways to get people in the ing Sunnyside was an eclectic area more involved in the area and would benefit from

all types of art. Selin suggested reaching out to art students at the Creative Arts Center for submitted works.

Continued from page 1 commuters, students, faculty and staff to avoid congested downtown areas, park at its Westover Park and Ride Lot on DuPont Road and travel by bus. Students and employees may leave their vehicles in the lot over night, though they will not receive payment for the


Continued from page 1 the visible tattoo on his leg is consistent with the type of jobs he’s looking for. “Every job that it would affect isn’t one I’m interested in,” Jones said. “I’m not a 9-to-5 kind of guy, and today


1st woman in 5 years executed in US JARRATT, Va. (AP) — The first woman executed in the United States in five years was put to death in Virginia on Thursday for arranging the killings of her husband and a stepson over a $250,000 insurance payment. Teresa Lewis, 41, died by injection at 9:13 p.m. Thursday, authorities said. She became the first woman executed in Virginia in nearly a century. Supporters and relatives of the victims watched

her execution at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. Lewis enticed two men through sex, cash and a promised cut in an insurance policy to shoot her husband, Julian Clifton Lewis Jr., and his son, Charles, as they slept in October 2002. Both triggermen were sentenced to life in prison and one committed suicide in 2006. Lewis appeared fearful, her jaw clenched, as

she was escorted into the death chamber. She glanced tensely around at 14 assembled corrections officials before being bound to a gurney with heavy leather straps. Moments before her execution, Lewis asked if her husband’s daughter was near. Kathy Clifton, Lewis’ stepdaughter, was in an adjacent witness room blocked from the inmate’s view by a twoway mirror.

Friday September 24, 2010


W.Va. supporters stand by besieged health care law CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia supporters of the new federal health care law heralded provisions taking effect Thursday, and blasted the pledge unveiled by congressional Republicans to repeal the historic overhaul. Executive Director Perry Bryant and other members of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care also vowed to step up their efforts to combat what they called misconceptions and myths about the sweeping measure. That effort includes holding town hall-style meetings around the state over the next two months. “We, including myself, have not done a good enough job of explaining the legislation,” Bryant said at a Capitol press conference. “It is the most complex public policy initiative that I’ve dealt with in 30 years.” Numerous changes to the nation’s health care system arrive with the six-month anniversary of the lawsuit’s passage. Several extend to all health plans: insurers can no longer cap lifetime benefits, or cancel coverage retroactively when a policyholder runs up high bills; children on their parents’ policies can stay covered until age 26. For all group and new individual health plans, insurers are barred from capping annual benefits or excluding children with pre-existing medical conditions. Several changes apply only to new plans, including one that extends coverage to include preventive and well-

ness care without co-payments or deductibles. Another bars higher rates when a policyholder obtains emergency care out of the insurer’s network of providers. Bryant’s group cited West Virginians encountered during its previous education campaign who would be helped by these provisions. They included a Morgantown family who hit their policy’s lifetime cap because of a child’s illness. Another resident, a convenience store worker, was uninsured and eventually died from what they said was a treatable thyroid condition. Group member Sam Hickman, head of the state’s social worker association, said the legislation will help his mother and other seniors with prescription drug costs while allowing coverage for his 23-year-old son. Hickman noted that his family’s plan and others that follow a calendar year won’t actually change until Jan. 1, however. “These are fundamental changes,” Bryant said. “They are a down payment on the full-blown reforms that will begin Jan. 1, 2014.” But the insurance industry is already balking at the changes. Several, for instance, say they will stop selling new child-only individual insurance policies because they face covering potentially costly pre-existing conditions. Bryant said the new law includes several provisions meant to hold down costs. But the head of West Virginia’s largest private health in-

surer believes the legislation falls short in that area. Fred Earley, president of Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield, estimated that the changes to coverage will increase its premiums by 2 to 3 percent. Earley said West Virginia’s provider groups have begun to collaborate on possible ways to address medical inflation, but would be doing so with or without the federal overhaul. A recent Associated Press poll, meanwhile, found that Americans still do not really know what the law does. More than half of those surveyed, for instance, mistakenly believe the overhaul will raise taxes for most people this year. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the new law will reduce the federal deficit over time, but 81 percent of those polled believed the opposite. Renate Pore was among the members of the West Virginia group who faulted foes of the overhaul for some of the confusion. Pore also said that the new law is complex partly because it includes provisions proposed by the congressional Republicans who ultimately voted against it and who vowed Thursday to see it repealed. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., was among those on hand for the GOP pledge. Spokeswoman Jamie Corley said that while Capito believes some of the provisions taking effect “move in the right direction,” overall it “simply does not live up to what was promised to the American people.”

Supreme Court refuses ballot challenge CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A legislative candidate sought to join the state GOP’s lawsuit targeting the Nov. 2 ballot on Thursday, after West Virginia’s Supreme Court turned down her challenge. The justices voted 4-0 to refuse the petition filed by Janet “J.T.” Thompson. Justice Thomas McHugh did not take part. The independent House of Delegates candidate objected to the decision by Secretary of State Natalie Tennant to include the special U.S. Senate election on the regular general election ballot. But the Supreme Court’s decision allowed Thompson to intervene in the Republican Party’s case. She filed to do so Thursday, and has said she’s pursuing her challenge as a concerned citizen. Kanawha Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey has set a Friday hearing in that case. Seeking a separate ballot for the Senate race, the GOP opposes allowing a “straight ticket” vote to extend to that contest. That option allows a voter to select all of one political party’s candidates with a single mark.

Outnumbered by Democrats in West Virginia by nearly 2-to-1, the Republicans argue they would suffer “irreparable harm” if straight ticket voting is allowed. The Senate election will decide who serves out the more than two years then remaining in the term of the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd, who died in June. The legislation setting up the special election made plain that it was separate from the regularly scheduled general election. But separate elections don’t mean separate ballots under state law, a lawyer for Tennant argued in a Thursday response to the Republican lawsuit. Lawyer Arden Curry cited special elections already on the Nov. 2 ballot for state Supreme Court, state Senate and the Huntington Park Board. The same has been true for prior ballots, Curry’s filing said – including the one that began Byrd’s tenure as history’s longest-serving senator. Byrd ran for and won a full term in 1958. He appeared on that year’s ballot just above the race for an unexpired Sen-

ate term, won by fellow Democrat Jennings Randolph. Then-Gov. Cecil Underwood, a Republican, set up the special election following the death of Sen. Matthew Neely. “That ballot likewise allowed West Virginia voters to vote a straight party ticket,” Curry wrote. Curry also noted that the Legislature specified a separate election as part of a bid by Republican lawmakers to allow a general election candidate to run also for the Senate seat. The GOP hoped for a dual candidacy by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., who is already seeking a sixth House term. She demurred. “It literally had nothing to do with separate ballots or the elimination of straight party ticket voting,” Curry wrote. Tennant has said that past election practices prompted her decision, as did the potential costs and confusion from separate ballots. After the GOP filed its lawsuit, Chairman Mike Stuart suggested she could resolve the dispute by removing the straight ticket option or printing a separate paper ballot for the Senate race. The second route would involve reprogramming voting machines so they would not count any votes cast on the general election ballot in that race. Tennant said each of Stuart’s suggestions violates either state or federal law. “They’re grandstanding. There are so many holes in this, they’re making a mockery of it,” Tennant, a Democrat, told The Associated Press. “They don’t understand election process and they don’t understand election law... I’m standing by the decision. The ballot is not incorrect.”

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Philadelphia to become largest US city with casino PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Six years after the state Legislature legalized gambling, Philadelphia is set to become the largest U.S. city with a casino. The opening Thursday of SugarHouse Casino, Pennsylvania’s 10th casino, comes after years of community protests and delays. Now, casino officials expect thousands of gamblers to attend the first official day of business at the casino’s 1,600 slot machines and 40 table games. “We can’t wait to welcome all the players,” said Wendy Hamilton, general manager of the casino on the Delaware River waterfront. “The fact that this was a four- to five-year process, it makes it all the more exciting.” The casino conducted test runs of its games on Monday and Wednesday, with the proceeds going to charity. It is scheduled to officially open to the public around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, after getting a final go-ahead from the Pennsylva-

nia Gaming Control Board. That will make Philadelphia (population 1.55 million) pass Detroit (population 910,000) to become the nation’s largest city with casino gambling. Board Chairman Gregory Fajt said he’s excited about finally getting SugarHouse off the ground after all the delays, caused mainly by litigation from community protesters, government agencies and disgruntled bidders. “There was a lot of litigation in Philadelphia that we did not have in other parts of the state,” Fajt said. “The public has to understand that these delays were not the result of the developer getting cold feet.” The protesters haven’t gone away. The grass-roots group Casino-Free Philadelphia is planning protests on the opening day and beyond, as it tries to hurt business at the facility in the city’s Fishtown/Northern Liberties neighborhood. Dan Hajdo, a spokesman for

the group, said members will gather outside the casino before the ribbon cutting and unveil a mural depicting how they think the waterfront should look - without a casino. After the casino opens, Hajdo said, the group plans to have volunteers regularly patrol the area in search of problems such as alcohol violations or kids being left in cars while their parents gamble - in hopes of shutting down SugarHouse. The status of the second casino planned for Philadelphia remains in flux. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s enforcement division is working to revoke the license it issued to Foxwoods, which doesn’t have the money to build right now, board spokesman Richard McGarvey said. Foxwoods has faced daily fines since failing to meet a December deadline to provide information about its financing, design and construction.


In this photo provided by Harpo Productions, Inc., talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, right, interviews Sarah Shourd, during taping of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ Wednesday at Harpo Studios in Chicago. Shourd was an American hiker who was released after being accused of espionage and held in Iran for more than 13 months. The show will air nationally on Thursday.

American hiker, formerly detained in Iran, wants to meet with president CHICAGO (AP) — An American woman held in Iran for more than 13 months and accused of espionage says she hopes to meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad while he is in New York this week to attend the annual General Assembly of the United Nations. Sarah Shourd, who was detained with two other Americans while hiking near the border of Iraq and Iran in January 2009, said on a Thursday episode of the “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that she wants the Iranian leader to know she has “no animosity towards him or towards any Iranian people.” “There’s just no reason for animosity,” Shourd said. “In a situation like this, I don’t know who’s making the decisions. I don’t know why what happened to us happened ... there’s no feeling of blame or anger. There’s just a strong desire for it to be over so we can go on with our lives.” Shourd was released after officials in Oman, an ally of Iran and the United States, mediated a $500,000 bail for Shourd that satisfied Iranian authorities and apparently did not violate U.S. economic sanctions against Iran. The source of the bail payment has not been disclosed. Her fiance, Shane Bauer, and their friend Josh Fattal remain in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison. Shourd said she never thought she would leave Iran without Bauer and Fattal, and still is “numb and a little bit in shock.” “I just need to keep up with my pleas to the Iranian government and the religious leaders to show the same humanitarian gesture” and compassion to her friends, she said. “They committed no crime.” Ahmadinejad has told The Associated Press he hopes Bauer and Fattal would be able to provide evidence “they had no ill intention in crossing the border” so they can be released. Iran has issued espionage-related indictments against the three of them, which could bring trials for the two men and proceedings in absentia for Shourd. The three University of Cal-

ifornia at Berkeley graduates were detained after Iranian officials said they intentionally crossed the country’s border from Iraq. Shourd said the three had been hiking in a popular tourist area – near a waterfall in Iraq’s Kurdistan region – and had no idea the border was nearby. Shourd said they went to the area because northern Iraq was considered safe and had “wonderful museums and... amazing food” and they wanted to experience the Kurdish culture. She said they saw soldiers about three hours into their hike, but there was nothing to indicate they were crossing into Iran. After being detained, the three were driven around Iran for a few days and interrogated, but were sure they would be released, Shourd said. “For the first three days, we just thought ‘this is impossible ... we did nothing; we’re tourists; they’re going to let us go,’” Shourd said. “It didn’t hit me until we actually arrived in Teh-

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ran, and that’s when we were separated for the first time ... that was one of the most devastating moments.” She said she “screamed and screamed all night long” when she realized she was in prison. Shourd said all three were held in solitary confinement for the first two months, and later were allowed to see each other for about an hour a day, though she still was held in solitary confinement the rest of the time. She said she was in a cell that was “eight steps by five steps,” with a bed and an area in which to exercise, and could bathe daily. At one point, she said, an Iranian investigator told her the investigation was over but that the situation had “become political and it really doesn’t matter if you’re innocent or not. This is bigger than you.” Shourd grew up in Los Angeles; Bauer is a native of Onamia, Minnesota, and Fattal grew up in Pennsylvania.


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Former President Bill Clinton speaks with President Barack Obama, as first lady Michelle Obama waves to the audience during the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative Meetings Thursday in New York.

First lady Michelle Obama urges nonprofits to engage veterans

NEW YORK (AP) — First l ady Michelle Obama urged international development organizations to engage military veterans and spouses in their work, telling her audience Thursday at the Clinton Global Initiative that the skills of service members are “woefully underutilized.” Former President Bill Clinton hosts the CGI, an annual summit of business, government and nonprofit leaders who make financial commitments to development projects around the world. Clinton sat on a stool nearby as the first lady spoke at the closing session. Obama has worked extensively with military families and used the high-powered gathering to champion their interests. “This issue may seem too uniquely American in scope for such a global audience here at CGI,” Obama said. “But right now, the human poten-

tial of America’s veterans and military families is both vast and woefully underutilized.” Veterans, she said, often struggle with the transition to civilian life and have trouble finding jobs, especially in a weak economy. She said veterans and their spouses are highly trained and are used to shouldering great responsibility but that their skills are not always recognized by the civilian world. “America’s servicemen and women are resilient, so they don’t always show it. And they’re proud, so they don’t always talk about it. But it’s hard to spend years serving your country, only to find that the value of that service isn’t fully understood,” Obama said. Obama said military duty exposes veterans to the kind of development projects the CGI promotes and said they should be encouraged to contribute their expertise. “Are you working to get

clean water into a village? Are you trying to move people to safety in the wake of a natural disaster? That’s all in a day’s work for these folks,” Obama said. “That passion for serving, that commitment to helping others – that doesn’t just disappear when they return to civilian life.” President Barack Obama introduced his wife to the group and praised her as a partner and advocate. He said he was glad she’d never challenged him in an election. “She’d beat me thoroughly,” he said. Clinton, for his part, introduced President Obama and gave him a strong political plug, praising the controversial economic stimulus plan Obama championed. “I’m grateful we’ve got a president who’ll take on the issues that are popular and those that are unpopular if both are essential to creating a shared future,” Clinton said.

GOP candidate O’Donnell’s foe’s career marked by political shift DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Democrat facing off against surprise GOP primary winner Christine O’Donnell in the Delaware Senate race campaigned as a teenager for Ronald Reagan and helped found the Amherst College Republicans, but he saw the liberal light after a student trip to Africa. “For me, becoming a Democrat was a big change,” said Chris Coons, who has gone from self-described “Republican fanatic” in college to a progressive Democrat who embraces much of President Barack Obama’s agenda. The 47-year-old county executive and married father of three became a national figure overnight after O’Donnell’s primary upset of Republican congressman and former twoterm governor Michael Castle, who had been the heavy favorite to win the Senate seat formerly held by Vice President Joe Biden. O’Donnell, making her third run for the Senate, rode a tide of tea party support to beat Castle, but she is mired in controversy over past statements and allegations that she improperly spent campaign funds. O’Donnell’s primary

win catapulted Coons from an underdog against Castle to a favorite to capture the seat. A CNN/Time poll released Wednesday shows Coons leading O’Donnell 55 percent to 39 percent among likely voters in Delaware. “When you work hard, you make your own luck,” said Coons, who became the Democratic standard bearer after Biden’s son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, shocked party leaders by deciding not to run. Coons said his parents, active volunteers in their community and church, instilled in him the importance of giving back. But he said he thought in his early years that his public service likely would be in church and nonprofit work, not politics. Still, Coons worked on Reagan’s presidential campaign in 1980 and spent a summer during college working for Republican Sen. Bill Roth of Delaware. Coons, who received degrees in political science and chemistry at Amherst, said his outlook changed after spending part of his junior year in Kenya, where he saw widespread

poverty and said he struggled to defend the Reagan administration’s policy of constructive engagement with the apartheid government in South Africa. “Both of those challenged my sense of our obligation to do more, to be engaged with the world positively,” he said. Coons described the impact of his Kenya experience in an opinion piece for his college newspaper entitled, “Chris Coons: The Making of a Bearded Marxist.” He wrote of studying under “a bright and eloquent Marxist professor,” and realizing that “my own favorite beliefs in the miracles of free enterprise and the boundless opportunities to be had in America might be largely untrue.” O’Donnell told Fox News this week that Coons “made some very anti-American statements, apologizing for America and calling himself a ‘bearded Marxist.’” Coons has played down the issue, saying the article title referred to ribbing from his college buddies about his change in political views. He never described himself as a Marxist in the article, nor did he apologize for America.



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University, city must forge close relationship Morgantown has once again been named to a top-10 list. Forbes’ Best Places For Business and Careers ranked Morgantown as No. 10 in a list of 184 small towns. The ranking was based on a dozen factors: costs, job growth, income growth, educational attainment, projected economic growth, crime, cultural and recreational opportunities, migration trends, subprime mortgages and, of course, the presence of highly ranked colleges in the area. “Certainly, the students play a big role in this economy,”

said Morgantown Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Ken Busz. “They not only provide a workforce for the companies that exist here, but they also contribute brainpower. Students are starting businesses on their own, on the side. They’re involved with internships and so forth, so they are very beneficial to companies that exist here.” It comes as no surprise that West Virginia University helps contribute to the success in the Morgantown area. That relationship must be maintained

to help both entities succeed. But it’s been rocky between the city and the University in the past. City Council recently passed an ordinance in the summer stating that no more than two unrelated individuals not deemed a “functional family” may occupy a residence within city limits. With many students out of town during the summer, the ordinance was passed without much friction, but to the dismay of many students. The University community also contributes strain on the

relationship. For example, students are most often to blame for missing street signs in the Sunnyside area, which costs the city nearly $50,000. In order help cultivate the University to Morgantown relationship, the West Virginia University Student Government Association appointed Nelson France as the liaison to City Council. France announced the creation of a Community Relations Team to help bridge the gap between residents of Morgantown and the student body. In return, Morgantown

Mayor Bill Byrne attended a WVU SGA meeting to continue bringing the two groups together. A lasting relationship is key to positive University and community relations. Both sides have agreed to work together, but this is only the beginning. These two depend on one another for success. To continue propelling Morgantown forward, the bonds between WVU and Morgantown need to continue to strengthen.

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President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters Thursday.

Can anyone really explain what Obama is thinking? brannan lahoda opinion editor

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not.” That was Barry, the witless IRS agent in the summer movie “Dinner for Shmucks,” misquoting the late, great John Lennon in an attempt to explain his latest taxidermy creation. The same quote could apply to myself. A few years ago, I was a dreamer. A believer. A certified Kool-Aid drinker of the Obama-nation. But not now. Call me a hypocrite. Call me a band-wagon political party follower. Like the majority of those my age, I was swept up by the tidal current that was the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. The eloquent man with the brilliant smile, bright eyes, a colossal IQ and most importantly, a soul. He was the polar opposite of

then-president George W. Bush. And that’s what he had to base his campaign around. To win, all Obama had to do at the time was say, “I’m not Bush. That McCain guy, he’s kind of like Bush.” Game. Set. Match. But that was then. Like many my age, I’ve become disenchanted by a man whose sound bites have been stuck on loop for more than two years. (Seriously, read some of his speeches. The man is a living, breathing, run-on sentence sucking the country’s printing presses dry of ink with his innumerable commas). And as I’ve advanced through my academic studies in economics, I’ve come to understand just how detrimental many of his policies are to the health of American families and, really, capitalism. The most untested and inexperienced president of our time (or, for that matter, any time) has faced down controversy and political gridlock with little more

than a deep scowl and a plethora of overused expressions. Not so much the hope and change that was promised. It’s quickly growing old. At present, the only people who still say (or quietly think) Obama is doing well are either those that quit paying attention soon after his Chicago victory speech or can’t handle admitting they were wrong. Truly, there seems to be little rhyme or reason to the way Obama operates. He keeps some campaign promises (withdrawal from Iraq) while ignoring others (pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers) or essentially giving up when he comes to a roadblock (closing Guantanamo Bay). Inquire upon almost any professor at the College of Business and Economics and they will tell you virtually the same story. Obama proposes tax hikes on the lifeblood of the economy via the elimination of the Bush tax credits (for those unaware, high net worth individuals invest in

businesses that create jobs for the rest of us), right after reallocating trillions to public programs via the major stimulus package (updated to $814 billion) and health care reform act ($950 billion). Yet, to the Obama administration, the latter will actually reduce the budget deficit (like any good liberal, Obama’s team has become an expert at violating the basic laws of mathematics). All this during the middle of a recession with stated unemployment from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics nearing 10 percent and real unemployment perhaps 1.5 times that. But before I begin to sound too much like a neo-conservative hack, I should probably back track a few paces. By no means am I prepared to swear off my fundamental Democratic beliefs. And in now way would I ever advocate for Sarah Palin to be one heart attack away from the presidency. All has not been lost. While it’s difficult to agree

with both in their entirety, the initial stimulus and health care reform act have strong points. In fact, within the health care bill alone, there are numerous strong points – some of which kicked in over the weekend. Preventing insurance companies from denying coverage to children based on pre-existing conditions or canceling coverage due to innocent misrepresentation on an insurance filing as well as removing lifetime limits on claims will all improve quality of life while making the industry more efficient, or at least more equitable to the insured. And just the fact that Congress is finally reconsidering “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is at a small victory. But those things just aren’t enough. What is most disconcerting about Obama’s tenure to this point is that he’s wasted the opportunity to get this generation involved in the political process for the long term, as many

have become disinterested since coming out to support him in record numbers. From May to August, Gallup polls have shown Obama’s approval among 18-29 year olds drop from 62 percent to 55 percent. Obama’s just disappointed on entirely too many fronts – the Gulf oil disaster being the epitome of his ineptitude. Perhaps disappointment is to be expected. Obama, after all, promised us the world. We believed, yet we should have known better. We know the rule regarding things that sound too good to be true, too perfect to last. Yet had he only failed to deliver on his promises and not gone down a convoluted path of conflicting domestic and international policies, perhaps I’d still be in his corner. Instead, he’s just expedited my transformation down a more conservative line of thinking than I’d ever thought possible as an undergraduate.

For future reference, show a little restraint with Internet posts jade mcdowell the daily universe brigham young univ. (uwire)

The English language is full of common phrases that just don’t go together. Jumbo shrimp. Boneless ribs. Almost exactly. I propose a new addition to the oxymoron list: Internet privacy. Every day, there are new articles addressing the issue, and this week’s lineup includes quite a variety. A South Carolina policeman was fired after pictures of bikini-clad girls draped over his patrol car surfaced on Facebook. A class action lawsuit has been filed over


the use of “cookies” to monitor online shoppers’ choices. A 14-year-old girl posted her birthday party as a public Facebook “event” and invited 15 friends to join, only to receive more than 21,000 RSVPs, mostly from complete strangers twice her age. When Facebook changed its privacy settings earlier this year, the site was condemned from every direction by people angry that they had misunderstood the new settings and their cell phone numbers and wild party photos were suddenly available to the world. The same thing happened when Google released its social networking feature Buzz. People lashed out when they

forgot to set their privacy settings and later realized their “buzzes” were available to their entire Gmail contact list. They were awarded part of an $8.5 million lawsuit settlement in court. I wasn’t worried. I came up with a genius plan to thwart those privacy-stealing social networks: I didn’t post anything on there I wasn’t OK with the rest of the world seeing. It’s called the World Wide Web for a reason. If you find yourself in trouble over something you posted on the Internet, I don’t care how good you thought your privacy settings were; you have only yourself to blame. I’m not saying this be-

cause I believe privacy isn’t important. I only let friends see my Facebook profile, including my information page, and I regularly reject friend requests from people I see more as acquaintances than friends. I don’t really want Joe from Nigeria to steal my identity or start stalking me. But even with these settings, I would never post anything to Facebook, my blog or any other Internet forum that I would be horrified if someone outside my group of friends saw. Maybe my potential boss can’t see my profile, but then again, what if one of my friends turns out to be his niece? If the anecdotal evidence is true, hundreds of

smart college grads have lost a promising job opportunity because their profile picture included a can of beer or their status updates were an ode to the lameness of their former boss. When I was a resident assistant in the dorms, I knew of more than one freshman that ended up in serious trouble because they friended their RA on Facebook and then posted videos of themselves jumping out of the secondstory windows overlooking the lobby. Self control in posting applies to the little things, too. Discretion is a virtue when it comes to the Internet. Go ahead, use Facebook to share photos of your vacation

with your friends. Announce your engagement. Catch up with your kindergarten crush. But just because Facebook invented the Places app doesn’t mean your friends need a running update on where you are all day. We don’t need to know about every fight you have with your boyfriend or see that really embarrassing video of you when you got your wisdom teeth out. You never know how people might use these pieces of information against you. It is time for us to stop blaming the Internet giants and start taking responsibility for our own privacy. A little restraint will go a long way.




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‘Buried Life’ adds depth to reality TV by mackenzie mays associate a&e editor

Season two of MTV’s series “The Buried Life” premieres Monday and will feature a whole new set of outrageous tasks centered around the question “What do you want to do before you die?” Each episode, friends Dave Lingwood, Ben Nemtim, Duncan Penn and Jonnie Penn check off one of their life goals and assist someone else in doing the same. Jonnie discussed the crew’s journey this far and the stunts the next season has in store. “This season I’ve kind of been pushed into situations I’m not comfortable with, just in the name of the project,” Jonnie said. Jonnie, who has played more of a behind-the-scenes role in the project, having been the filmmaker before MTV picked up the show and editing and documenting material, said this season has forced the group to step even further outside the box, including himself.

This season, the crew will attempt to ask Taylor Swift out on a date, marry a stranger in Las Vegas, raise $1 million in a week and survive on a deserted island with no food, water or help of any kind. In addition to these risky stunts, they will also be doing their share of emotional “pay it forward” tasks, including connecting a dad living under a bridge with the daughter he’s never met. “In the season premiere, I had to streak through a major stadium. I wasn’t comfortable at all with the idea of getting naked in front of that many people, let alone trying to escape from security. But even though we did end up going to jail, I felt better for it.” Jonnie said in addition to whackier stunts, this season also features its share of emotional endeavors to help others. A young girl named Katie reached out to the group, and Jonnie said he felt particularly involved in this task because he could personally relate to her loss.

“Katie wrote to us explaining that four 17-year-olds had died in her community in the course of a year, and the town had felt like they were cursed because it was such a tragedy,” Jonnie said. “We got to know Katie, and we had actually lost friends in high school and knew how it can disrupt your life.” The crew assisted Katie in building a memorial skate park in her town for her friend, Brady, one of the teens who had passed away. The memorial was built in two days. According to Jonnie, the bigger and better tasks this season have also been influenced by the group’s gathering of fans, who they communicate with via Facebook. “All of the people we’ve helped, we actually found on our Facebook page, which has turned into this bustling community,” Jonnie said. “We’ve also incorporated those people into helping us accomplish our own goals.”

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The cast of ‘The Buried Life’ is pictured above.


Patrizio Buanne to bring ‘romantic pop’ to Metropolitan Theatre by david ryan A&E EDITOR


The cast of Dead Man’s Cell Phone performs during a dress rehearsal for the upcoming show Wednesday night.

‘Dead Man’s Cellphone’ to debut at Creative Arts Center BY Jesse tabit

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One woman will stumble upon the body of a dead man Saturday and take his cell phone in the premiere of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center. Director Jim Held is anticipating the premiere and has been eager to work on a play outside of his element. “I think it’s a very good script, and I’ve really enjoyed working with the cast and crew,” Held said. The script, written by New York playwright Sarah Ruhl, follows Jean and her attempts to comfort the family and loved ones of a dead man, Gordon Gottlieb. Jean is contacted by members of the family through Gordon’s cell phone and has compelling confrontations with his widow, mother, mistress and brother. Held said making these connections through a cell phone is a symbol for the use of technology in the modern world. The play takes the idea of modern technology and adds a dash of fantasy to the mix, especially toward the second half of the play. Some of the more fantastical scenes take place in between this life and the next. The play stars Audrey Ahern as Jean, Greg Jernigan as Gordon, and Branden Chowen as Dwight, Gordon’s brother. “I like that the play is accessible, and it is something everyone can relate to,” Ahern, a WVU theater student said.


Members of the cast of Dead Man’s Cell Phone runs a scene from the play during a dress rehearsal Wednesday night.

Roxy Hauserman, who plays Mrs. Gottlieb, the mother of the dead man, said she appreciates the opportunity to play on her over-dramatic side of acting. “I just enjoy being over-thetop,” Hauserman said, a senior theater major. Actress Sarah Lemanski fits into the role of the dead man’s mistress/stranger and said she also enjoys being a part of the production. “I like that we can push the envelope and enter into the realm of the fantastical,” Lemanksi said. Hard work also went into the set design.

Amanda Lawson, senior technical design major, had a fun, but busy time working on the set design. “I started work on the play a month before finals week last semester,” Lawson said. She also had a busy summer working on drafts and drawings for the scenes. The fall production of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” will run from Sept. 25 to Oct. 3 at the Gladys G. Davis Theatre. Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $15 for students. daa&

Italian crooner Patrizio Buanne has a request for those thinking about attending his performance at the Metropolitan Theatre tonight: Write his name 10 times. “What I want them do is memorize my name,” the singer said. “Write it 10 times on a sheet of paper: Patrizio, Patrizio ... and say we’ve got to see this guy.” Buanne, currently touring the United States, will serve as the opening act to the Metropolitan Theatre’s grand reopening. Buanne describes his style as “romantic pop.” “If you look at my pictures, if you listen to my voice, if you look at the image – I’m a young guy who sings love songs,” he said. The singer has no reservations about being called a “crooner,” an artist who typically plays songs with a romantic theme, such as Frank Sinatra. “I feel honored to be in that terminology,” he said. “People need to understand I’m not a Frank Sinatra tribute.” Buanne attributes the terminology to a tradition of performers and songs by artists such as Sinatra, Tom Jones, Julio Iglesias and Elvis Presley. “I’m the Italian Elvis Presley,” he said. “It’s not because I sound like him or because I look like him or because I sing like him, it’s because we continue that legacy, that tradition.” His show will consist of his own songs as well as covers of

Italian singer, Patrizio Buanne, pictured above, will play at the Met Theatre tonight. well-known songs. “I’m not only singing Italian songs and original songs,” he said. “I also sing songs that I thought ‘Oh, I wish I would have recorded that,’ or ‘I wish that song would have been written for me.’” That attitude has enabled him to help rediscover formerly well-known songs, including Bart Howard’s 1954 song “Fly Me To The Moon,” popularized by Sinatra. “If you look at the lyrics and analyze the lyrics, I just thought this is meant to be a ballad,’ not just a sing-song,” he said. “I made a ballad out of it and I think it sounds pretty cool.” Buanne is touring the United States to help raise his profile ahead of his latest album release in 2011. “The great thing is a lot of people will know the songs, the covers, they will say ‘Oh, wow, that’s an interesting version.’

The people who haven’t heard it will like it. I bring the generations together,” he said. Buanne began singing at the early age of four, where he said he was often found singing while playing with his toys. His musical influences come from casettes recorded from vinyl records his family used to play in their restaurant. He first started singing professionally at the age of 12 as part of a band while attending school at the same time. Buanne hopes those who decide to attend the concert – even if they didn’t write his name 10 times – will enjoy what they see and hear. “I hope they like it, and if they don’t, I hope they will not tell anybody,” he said. “I’m a showman. I’m an entertainer and want people to go home with smiles on their faces.”




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FEATURE OF THE DAY TOMCHIN PLANETARIUM will present “Origins of Life” at 7 p.m. and “Amazing Astronomers of Antiquity” at 8 p.m. in Room 425 of Hodges Hall. Admission is free, but reservations are required and can be made by calling 304293-3422, ext. 1443. Tomchin Observatory will open at 7:30 p.m. for public viewing on the same night.

Every Friday WVU HILLEL offers a Shabbat Dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Hillel House at 1420 University Ave. For more information or a ride, call 304-685-5195. LUNCH FOR A BUCK takes place at the Campus Ministry Center on the corner of Willey and Price streets. For more information, call 304-292-4061. CHABAD AT WVU takes place at 7 p.m. at 643 Valley View Drive. For more information, visit or call 304-599-1515. CAMPUS LIGHT MINISTRIES hosts a weekly meeting and Bible study at 7 p.m. in the Bluestone Room of the Mountainlair.

Every Saturday OPEN GYM FOR VOLLEYBALL is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center. No commitment or prior experience is necessary. Just show up and play. For more information, contact Mandy at CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 5 p.m. TRADITIONAL KARATE CLASS FOR SELF-DEFENSE meets at 10:30 a.m. in Multipurpose Room A of the Student Recreation Center.

Every Sunday TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH offers services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The church is located on the corner of Spruce and Willey streets. WVU WOMEN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE CLUB TEAM holds practice at 3 p.m. at St. Francis Fields. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS offers a service for students at 10 a.m. at the chapel on Willey Street. For more information, call 304-296-7538. WVU HILLEL offers a Bagel Brunch at 12:30 p.m. at the Hillel House at 1420 University Ave. For more information or a ride, call 304-685-5195. MOUNTAINEERS FOR CHRIST hosts college worship from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Christian Student Center at 2923 University Ave. PAINTBALL TEAM practices at Mountain Valley Paintball Park. For more information, visit or e-mail CHRISTIAN STUDENT FELLOWSHIP hosts free dinner at 6:15 p.m. followed by a worship service at 7 p.m. at 2901 University Ave. For more information, contact Gary Gross at SIGMA THETA EPSILON, a National Christian Service Fraternity, would like to invite any men interested in the fraternity to attend its meeting at 5 p.m. at the Campus Ministry Center. For more information, e-mail sigmathetawvu@

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Continual MON GENERAL HOSPITAL needs volunteers for the information desk, pre-admission testing, hospitality cart, mail delivery and gift shop. For more information, call Christina Brown at 304-598-1324. WELLNESS PROGRAMS on topics such as nutrition, sexual health and healthy living are provided for interested student groups, organizations or classes by WELL WVU Student Wellness and Health Promotion. For more information, visit WELL WVU STUDENT HEALTH is paid for by tuition and fees and is confidential. For appointments or more information, call 304-2932311 or visit medical. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets nightly in the Morgantown and Fairmont areas. For more information, call the helpline at 800-7664442 or visit ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets daily. For help or a schedule, call 304-291-7918. For more information, visit CARITAS HOUSE, a local nonprofit organization serving West Virginians with HIV/AIDS, needs donations of food and personal care items and volunteers to support all aspects of the organization’s activities. For more information, call 304-985-0021. CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING SERVICES are provided for free by the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. A walk-in clinic is offered weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services include educational, career, individual, couples and group counseling. Please visit to find out more information. SCOTT’S RUN SETTLEMENT HOUSE, a local outreach organization, needs volunteers for daily programs and special events. For more information or to volunteer, contact Adrienne Hines at or 304-599-5020. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN needs volunteers. WIC provides education, supplemental foods and immunizations for pregnant women and children under 5 years of age. This is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. For more information, contact Michelle Prudnick at 304-598-5180 or 304-598-5185. FREE RAPID HIV TESTING is available on the first Monday of every month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Caritas House office located at 391 Scott Ave. Test results are available in 20 minutes and are confidential. To make an appointment, call 304-293-4117. For more information, visit BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a United Way agency, is looking for

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volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-on-one community-based and schoolbased mentoring programs. To volunteer, contact Sylvia at 304983-2823, ext. 104 or e-mail ROSENBAUM FAMILY HOUSE, which provides a place for adult patients and their families to stay while receiving medical care at WVU, is looking for service organizations to provide dinner for 20 to 40 Family House guests. For more information, call 304-598-6094 or e-mail LITERACY VOLUNTEERS is seeking volunteers for one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and English as a second language. Volunteer tutors will complete tutor training, meet weekly with their adult learners, report volunteer hours quarterly, attend at least two inservice trainings per year, and help with one fundraising event. For more information, call 304296-3400 or e-mail CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. MOUNTAINEER SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM is an allvolunteer nonprofit that promotes spay/neuter to reduce the number of homeless pets that are euthanized every year. M-SNAP needs new members to help its cause, as does ReTails, a thrift shop located in the Morgantown Mall. For more information, go to www.m-snap. org. THE CONDOM CARAVAN will be in Room G304 of the Health Sciences Center on Mondays and the Mountainlair on Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. The caravan sells condoms for 25 cents or five for $1. INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP is an interdenominational student-led organization that meets weekly on campus. Everyone is welcome to attend events. For more information, email Daniel at ivcfwvu@yahoo. com or visit the IVCF website at THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE meets on the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon at Hatfields in the Mountainlair. All students and faculty are invited. For more information, e-mail amy.keesee@mail. THE CHEMISTRY LEARNING CENTER, located on the ground floor of the Chemistry Research Laboratories, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. THE M-TOWN MPOWERMENT PROJECT, a community-building program run by and geared toward young gay or bisexual men 18 to 29, are creating an environment in the Morgantown community where young men can feel empowered to make a difference in their lives. Mpowerment also focuses on HIV and STD prevention education. For more information, call 304-319-1803. THE MORGANTOWN FUN FACTORY, a nonprofit organization, is looking for volunteers to work at the Children’s Discovery Museum of West Virginia. For more information, go to or e-mail

HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year, you see life from a renewed perspective. Probably, you will become more willing to flow in a different direction. Understanding evolves between you and others as you learn to listen better than in the past. If you are single, many people could present themselves as a potential suitor, but it might not work or be the right person. The smart Libra will play the field until he or she is sure. If you are attached, be a silent partner this year and let your significant other feel freer and more loved. ARIES tests your limits. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Determination sometimes comes off as being rigid. You blow through misunderstandings in order to achieve your desired results. Verify with an associate that you are on the same page. Tonight: Put your feet up. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HH Much that occurs could make you feel uncomfortable. You often feel pressured by a situation that makes you ill at ease. When you can laugh, others will relax. Still, you might not have the flex to behave that easily. Tonight: Get some extra R and R. You are going to need it. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHHH You might want to approach a friendship or meeting in a different way. You quickly discover that many of your past assumptions could have been off. Stop and regroup. Take advantage of the upcoming weekend. Tonight: Find your friends.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH Knowing full well what you want can help you direct your energy, or at least use it appropriately. Confirm meetings and pick and choose your words. Decide to take nothing personally, as the potential for a misunderstanding is high. Tonight: Could be late! LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Your mind takes the lead, even over impulsiveness, though the two could merge. Pull yourself out of the here and now, and you will make excellent and supportive decisions. Be willing to forge a new path. Tonight: Think “distant drummer.” VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH A key person in your life might be a bit demanding, wanting exactly what he or she thinks should happen. What does it really hurt to go along for the ride, at least for the day? Make sure that on some level you communicate that you are giving this person’s idea a try; it is not a commitment. Tonight: Munchies while visiting with a pal. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHH Others have strong opinions, but is this really new? Simply kick back and enjoy yourself. If you see a matter differently from many people in your circle, keep testing it for now. Remain open. Don’t overreact to another person’s feelings. Tonight: Say “yes” to an invitation. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH Instigate change rather than cause yourself a problem. If you see a matter differently, be aware that others are simply demanding -- for now. Give these peo-

ple the time to see the net results of their ideas. Tonight: Make it early. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH Seize the moment, and get out of work or plans as soon as possible. You might be silly to some but intuitive to others. Make hay while you can, which might look like working harder next week. Be careful with a touchy parent or boss. Tonight: You can look at a situation in a new light. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHH You might want to rethink a project more carefully than in the past. You can buy yourself time, especially if it means preventing an error. You might not have all your facts just yet. Tonight: Order in. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHHH Your ability to communicate gets down to the essence of the moment. You might wonder which way is best. Since you are not getting all the facts, it could be close to impossible to make a decision. Tonight: Flirt till your heart’s content. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHH Be aware of the costs of certain negotiations. If you are not comfortable, nothing will work. Trust your inner voice, especially if you believe someone isn’t getting your message. Tonight: Say “yes” and only “yes.” BORN TODAY Actor Anthony Newley (1931), creator of the Muppets Jim Henson (1936), animal-rights activist Linda McCartney (1941)


Pearls Before Swine

by Stephan Pastis

F Minus

by Tony Carrillo

Get Fuzzy

by Darby Conley

Cow and Boy 

by Mark Leiknes


Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit, 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit


ACROSS 1 Elian Gonzalez’s home 5 Legendary brothers in law 10 Hogwarts messengers 14 What the connected have 15 Sole projection 16 Unconvincing 17 Choose deli platter items? 19 Jabber? 20 Opera set on Cyprus 21 Spiced 23-Across 23 See 21-Across 24 Oater camp sight 25 Beef marinated in Jim’s bourbon? 27 Both Begleys 28 Chrysler division 30 Shooting gadget 31 Oklahoma tribe 33 Dutch physics Nobelist Simon van der __ 34 Rooster’s spread? 38 Shelled out 40 Rival of 2-Down 41 Bring charges against 45 Stumble 46 Sagittarian’s mo., probably 49 “Casablanca” nightclub income? 51 Friend of Jesœs 53 Shih __ 54 Light-headed flier? 55 Ironically, what the 58-Acrosses all end in 56 Pack member 58 Ironically, the 58-Acrosses in this puzzle end in types of them 60 Subj. with skeletons in the closet?: Abbr. 61 Balm 62 Within: Pref. 63 Place to keep stock? 64 Grammy winner Gorme 65 Mtg. DOWN 1 “In Cold Blood” author 2 Red Carpet Club flier 3 Arm & Hammer logo feature 4 __ socks 5 Pilot’s “E” 6 It may be blonde or brown 7 Volleyball star Gabrielle 8 Ottoman lords

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Square dance to benefit local wildlife by Jesse tabit

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The West Virginia Wilderness Coalition will host a “Wild Heritage Hoedown” square dance to honor the cultural traditions of the state at the June Moon Dance Pavilion Friday. Located five miles from downtown Morgantown, the June Moon Dance Pavilion often hosts popular dances, and the tradition will carry on with this fundraising event. The beginners workshop is held at 7:30 p.m., and the dance will begin at 8 p.m. Food and drinks will be available as well as a silent auction, raffle and 50/50 drawing. Event coordinator Amy Sellers is happy to be part of the event supporting West Virginia. “It’s going to be re-

ally fun,” Sellers said. “The dance will be reminiscent of old heritage West Virginian tradition.” Sponsors for the event include local restaurants The Glass House Grille, Oliverio’s and Black Bear. Other donators for the event are Meineke, Zenclay and Alley Cats. Joyce Rossbach of Elkins, W.Va., will be calling/announcing the dance, while Josh Wanstreet will play the guitar. Wanstreet will be accompanied by Scott Phillips on banjo, Ray Hicks on bass and Chris Haddox on fiddle. “We are expecting between 50 and 100 people to attend,” Sellers said. The goal of the WVWC is to protect the state’s federal public lands by the use of legislative designations. That goal is on the way to being fulfilled with the pas-

sage of the historic Monongahela Act, which protects nearly 38,000 acres of the Monongahela National Forest. “In order for us to continue with the momentum, we need to raise more funds for all that it takes to get these bills passed,” Sellers said. However, some of West Virginia’s more natural and untouched areas were not included in the legislative decision and face threats from road building, logging and other environmental dilemmas. “Now is a critical time for some of our last-remaining wild places,” said Mike Costello, a campaign coordinator of the event. The hoedown is $10 for admission and all proceeds will benefit the West Virginia Wilderness Coalition.

Diamond store to host grand opening, ‘Sesame Street’ pulls Katy Perry off show showcase West Virginia-inspired jewelry by ashlie walter a&e writer

Kuehn Sisters Diamonds will be holding its grand opening Friday at 10 a.m. and plans to showcase a new piece of West Virginia University memorabilia. Jessica Kuehn Dunlevy has designed a flying WV belt buckle that will be presented at the opening. The belt buckle comes in two sizes, two finishes and a bottle opener installed in the back. It will be sold at various local retailers. “There is nowhere else you can get any of these,” Dunlevy said. The opening will also include a trunk show featuring younger,

classier jewelry geared toward students. The show will be held every weekend. The jewelry ranges in price from $50 to $50,000. The grand opening will hold a drawing for the belt buckle and a silent auction of estate pieces that will benefit local charities. There will also be a 68th birthday celebration for the original owner, the sisters’ father, John Kuehn, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. The store sells fashion and bridal jewelry as well as name brands, such as Frank Reubel and Cine. They also offer in-house repairs and special orders, which allows customers to make jewelry with their personal photographs.

Dunlevy said a collection of WVU jewelry is currently “in the works.” Kuehn Sisters Diamonds has been a family-owned business for 36 years and was previously housed in the Monongahela Building. The store is now located at 320 High St. The sisters have always been big fans of jewelry, and they used to go with their father to work in the store when they were younger. “We used to help him work, and when customers came around, we would hide under the showcases,” Harri Kuehn Joseph said. For more information, call 304 296-9669.

Silly Bandz: a simple trend with potential by brittni mcguire A&E writer

Some pair their favorite outfit or sweats with a Pandora bracelet or a Livestrong athletic band while the trendy wear a new type of accessory: Silly Bandz. Silly Bandz are donned on arms of consumers ranging in age from five to 30. Whether in class or walking through the local mall, it’s easy to see wrists full of the rubber bracelets. Silly Bandz are rubber silicone bracelets in the shapes of animals, people, objects, shapes and letters. They can also be bought scented or glow in the dark. These silicone bracelets can be found at local grocery stores or local clothing shops. They can be found in just about any shape that interests consumers. Have a favorite idol? Silly Bandz can be found in the silhouette of Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jordan. Want to represent West Virginia University? Silly


Continued from page 5 As one of this season’s tasks, the group agreed to accept any dare their Facebook followers asked them to complete. The dare? Cut off a lock of Twilight star Robert Pattinson’s hair. The boys successfully completed this mission. Though “The Buried Life” can be labeled as reality TV, the series is nothing compared to typical reality shows, and Jonnie takes pride in its uniqueness and organic start. “We’re all just a group of friends who started this crazy project in the garage that somehow became a show on MTV,” Jonnie said. “I think that people are looking for new stuff these days, and we certainly wanted to try things that no one had done before and make something that didn’t exist.” Jonnie said the group views each goal as an experiment, and the journey has

Bandz can be found in the shape of the state and the Mountaineer. The shapes of Silly Bandz are literally endless, and it seems they’ve become a staple in everyday outfits. “I wear my Silly Bandz every day,” said Brooke Young, freshman political science major. “I first found them this summer while at Myrtle Beach. I saw signs everywhere that said ‘Silly Bandz are here,’ and I found out what they were and thought they were cool.” While others wear them to fit in with the latest accessory craze, some wear them as part of a group or a team. “My church gave out Silly Bandz to everyone in our youth group and intramural teams in the shapes of crosses,” said Morgantown resident Matthew White. “Our church wanted to give us all something so we would be known for being a part of the church and youth group, so we came up with the idea of Silly Bandz. They actually have a lot of religious shapes.”

Silly Bandz can be worn to show involvement in a specific group or team or show what people take interest in. While it seems a mass amount of students and residents don the newest accessory, there are those who do not see a point in wearing or collecting them. “I think the idea is good, but I feel if you’re in your twenties why would you wear rubber bracelets on your wrists every day,” said Morgan Gateman, a freshman general studies major. “I think they look silly. My friends wear them, but I think they’re a waste of money.” Some may think bracelets in the shapes of cartoons and interests are for children, but what’s wrong with awakening your inner child, even if it’s in the smallest way, as collecting Silly Bandz? Whether your wrists are decked out in the rubber bracelets or you can’t stand to see them, Silly Bandz are the most widespread trend of the moment.

allowed them to experience life through the eyes of others, something they wouldn’t have been able to do without the project. “We kind of consider ourselves to be like a group of scientists, we just want to go out there and see if this stuff is possible,” Jonnie said. “Everybody’s life is different, and we’ve gotten to explore that. Each person we’ve met has had specific things they wanted to do before they die that are totally different from the things we had on our list.” Jonnie is hoping the show can inspire others to fulfill their life goals and that their endeavors as a group motivates others to do what they want to do. “These absurd stories remind you of how much you can do in your lifetime, and some of them are going to be crazy and some are going to be touching,” Jonnie said. “The show is all about appreciating the full spectrum of life. I want people to watch the show and

be like, ‘damn I wanna go out and do something.’” Though the boys have already accomplished some impressive goals, like playing basketball with President Obama and sneaking into a party at the Playboy Mansion, Jonnie said there is always more to do and struggles that have gotten in the way. “One of the things we wanted to do this year was be stowaways on a cruise ship, but there were a lot of terrorism laws around that which made it not a good idea. “MTV doesn’t help us do the things we want to do, so it’s up to us to figure out those plans and try to stay within the legal limits,” Jonnie said. “Something else I’d like to do is meet Hugh Heffner. Since we snuck in The Mansion, the next step is to actually meet the guy.” Season two of “The Buried Life” debuts Monday on MTV at 10:30 p.m.

Pop star Katy Perry guest starred on an episode of ‘Sesame Street’, but the show didn’t air due to Perry’s clothing choice. NEW YORK (AP) — Katy Perry’s cleavage is fine for Russell Brand – not so for Elmo and “Sesame Street.” The children’s show says it won’t air a taped segment featuring the “California Gurls” singer and Elmo. The pop star – who is known for her risque outfits – wore a gold bustier top as she sang a ver-

sion of her hit “Hot N Cold.” But some felt it was too revealing for the kid set. “Sesame Street” said in a statement Thursday, that in light of the “feedback we’ve received” after the bit was aired on YouTube, they won’t include it on the show. While the show said it was still available on You-





Tube, it had been removed by the official “Sesame Street” YouTube channel. Other versions on YouTube have generated thousands of hits. A rep for Perry said Thursday that Perry enjoyed her time with “Sesame Street” and Elmo, and pointed out that the clip is still online on her website.

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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.

‘ ... Todd Margaret’ DAVID RYAN A&E EDITOR

Why is it that the best actors in “Arrested Development” always seem to struggle? Will Arnett has struggled to find some solid ground in Hollywood, with a string of supporting roles in movies as well as some pretty bad lead roles (“Let’s Go To Prison”). David Cross, known long before his Tobias Funke character on “Arrested Development” as part of the duo “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” has found some success, but it hasn’t been great.


“Family Guy” is a comedic cartoon centered around making a mockery of today’s society and laughing at the celebrities of our world. Airing since 1999, Seth MacFarlane’s “Family Guy” is based on the day-to-day life of a man, Peter Griffin, and his family as they cope with life’s adventures in hilarious ways. The first season premiered directly after 1999’s Super Bowl, releasing the original episode, “Death Has a

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Now the pair feature on Arnett’s FOX series “Running Wilde,” but will also be seen on Cross’ latest series, “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret,” coming to IFC Oct. 1. Cross stars as Todd Margaret, a lower-level employee at an energy shake company. After overhearing what he thought was a brutally honest reply to an irate customer, Brent Wilts (Arnett) sends Margaret to England to manage its overseas division. Margaret is thrown deep into the unknown – he knows nothing about the culture, the people or the customs of England. Nor does he actually know much about running a company

or its one employee in England. The humor is much like “The Office,” though it’s allowed to be much more deadpan and dry. In fact, it’s more like the quieter, more subtle “The Office” from England. Regardless, Cross provides a different performance from his “Arrested Development” persona, and it’s great. There’s an awkward line when using a format of transplanting one person to an unknown land – the idea can get old, quick. Thankfully, “Todd Margaret” looks like it has layers of comedy that forces it to be viewed again. The series starts Oct. 1 on IFC.

FOX, SUNDAYS AT 9 P.M. Shadow” and was accepted by audiences around the world. With a season of only seven episodes, Fox’s viewers tuned in weekly to hear the hilarity of Peter’s everyday life. With such a great response, season two was contracted for 22 episodes and wound up causing much controversy. The show was dropped from Fox and immediately recovered by Cartoon Network, which embraced the offensive nature and aired it without hesitation. One of the more offensive episodes, “Wish Upon a Weinstein,” was aired almost immediately by Cartoon Network but was not released by Fox


until almost a year later. The new season will be kicking off with a one-hour episode hosted by everyone’s favorite pervert, Quagmire. The gang will be experiencing a murder mystery and will be forced to work together to discover the truths behind the murders. With so many problems taking place in today’s society, “Family Guy” is a great way of stepping back and laughing right in society’s face. Airing Sunday at 9 p.m., “And Then There Were Fewer” will be opening for the ninth season of “Family Guy.” daa&


“No Ordinary Family,” which debuts Tuesday at 8 p.m. on ABC, is centered around, well, a family far from ordinary. The unique series, starring Michael Chiklis and Julie Benz, is about a seemingly average American family with super powers. With a policeman dad who can leap skyscrapers, a scientist mom with super speed, a teenage daughter with telepathy and a teenage son with

super-human intelligence, the show has a one-of-a-kind cast and plot to say the least. While science fiction series are seemingly rare in primetime television and require an acquired taste, the show seems to feature “normal,” relatable elements, as well. The previews portray the family as normal – that is until they take a tour of the rain forest, where their jet is struck by lightening and the aftermath causes each family member to survive, but never to be the same. Though the plot line seems corny and maybe a little too kid-friendly for most view-

ers, the show may have some good moments while the family tries out its new powers and attempts to fix the everyday struggles of typical family life. But therein lies the problem. While it may be a lighthearted series aimed at capturing the coveted family audience, it doesn’t look like the show will be able to keep up with its own idea. It’s like a Disney movie turned into a series nobody wants to watch: all surface and no depth and purely for mindless viewing.

RETURNING SHOWS: SUNDAYS: ’The Simpsons,’ FOX, 8 p.m. • ‘The Cleveland Show,’ FOX, 8:30 p.m. • ‘American Dad,’ FOX, 9:30 p.m. • ‘Extreme Home Makeover,’ ABC, 8 p.m. • ’Desperate Housewives,’ ABC, 9 p.m • ’Brothers & Sisters,’ ABC, 10 p.m.

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Film Festival opens with ‘Social Network’ NEW YORK (AP) – Richard Pena, the program director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, has moderated countless Q&As following films in the 23 years he’s spent overseeing the annual New York Film Festival. “Jean-Luc Godard once said, ‘The cinema is what takes place between a screen and an audience,’” Pena said. “When I’m up there doing these Q&As, I maybe become that embodiment.” At the New York Film Festival, which begins its 48th annual edition Friday, those post-screening discussions between filmmaker and audience can sometimes feel like a battle line. New York audiences, proud of their knowledge of cinema, are typically opinionated. The showcased films, too, often have much to say. As ever, that’s true at this year’s festival, which begins with the premiere of “The Social Network” on Friday at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. The film, directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin, is one of the most anticipated of the year. It’s also a big get for the New York Film Festival, which is renowned for its tastefully curated selection of films – 28 this year – but often loses out to the Cannes and Toronto film festivals in glitzy premieres. “It’s a wonderful fit for both of us,” Pena said, who also chairs the festival’s selection committee. “Hopefully, it points out what we think is the real cultural and cinematic significance of this film by having it as the opening act of the festival. And at the same time, they’ve done wonders for us by show-

ing that, look, the festival’s as open to great Hollywood films as we are to anywhere else in the world.” Acclaimed international films are always well attended at the festival, and 2010’s offerings are no different. They include: Olivier Assayas’ five-hour “Carlos,” a biopic of the 1970s terrorist Carlos the Jackal; “Aurora,” by the Romanian director Cristi Puiu, of the acclaimed “The Death of Mr. Lazarescu”; and “Film Socialisme,” the latest from the 80-year-old Godard. Serving as the festival centerpiece is “The Tempest,” a rendition of the Shakespeare play by Julie Taymor (who directed the 2007 love story “Across the Universe”). Clint Eastwood’s “Hereafter,” starring Matt Damon, will close the festival. “One thing that really strikes me this year is how a number of filmmakers are employing approaches we might think of as anti-psychological,” Pena said. Pointing to the complex portrayal of the young Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network” and that of a real-life marathon runner who robs banks in the Austrian film “The Robber,” Pena sees a plethora of movies that avoid easy interpretations of characters and allow for contradictions. “It’s almost as if filmmakers are looking at the world and saying, ‘We love to record it, we love to reflect on it – we can’t always explain it,’” Pena said. “Reality is awfully messy; there aren’t easy answers.” They are also films sure to spark vibrant conversations among audiences.

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Beaten-up offensive line prepares for tough environment by matthew peaslee sports writer

No one has to remind offensive lineman Cole Bowers about the 92,400 fans expected in Tiger Stadium Saturday night. “You can’t get too hyped about the ‘Death Valley’ situation,” Bowers said. “You just have to go at it this week with the same preparation.” To try to mimic the noise the LSU fans will make, the Mountaineers practiced inside the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility and piped music through speakers set behind the offense. Bowers said the offensive line has developed a silent snap count. A head bob signals when the ball is snapped, he said. Last week, the Maryland offensive line had trouble finding a groove while dealing with crowd noise at Milan Puskar Stadium. On the Terrapins’ first drive of the game, they were flagged three-straight times for movement on the line. Bowers preaches self control as a main lesson when confronted with the sure-tobe deafening noise level in Tiger Stadium. “It’s just going to take discipline,” said Bowers, the Ona,

backup offensive lineman Chad Snodgrass went into the game. “Chad Snodgrass had gotten the reps all week at the left guard position, so I put him in right away because it happened so fast,” said Johnson of Jenkins’ ailment. He plans to use Snodgrass and starting right guard Eric Jobe on the left side of the line with Bowers joining right tackle Don Barclay on that side of the line. Joe Madsen will stay at center. “That’s a combination,” Johnson said. “That puts our best five on the line right now.” Despite the extra playing time Bowers received against Maryland, he has still used this week to prepare for the LSU defensive line – a group he said may be the best in the country. “I’m just going in day by day, watching a lot of film, watching their defensive line. They have a lot of moves and everything,” Bowers said. Even though it may be a new look for the line in a big game, WVU running back chelsi baker/the daily athenaeum Noel Devine has assurance in West Virginia’s left side of the offensive line tackle Don Barclay, left, and Josh Jenkins watch the team’s celebration after beating Coastal Carolina earlier this season. Jenkins is not ex- the group making the holes for pected to play Saturday against LSU. him. “They’ve played, so I have W.Va., native. “One thing can snap count.” be held out of Saturday’s game son has the task of scrapping confidence in them,” Devine happen, then another thing Bowers expects to start his after a minor surgery Tuesday. together a cohesive group of said. In the absence of Jenkins, of- lineman. When Jenkins went can happen. We just have to first career game. Starting left be disciplined and listen to the guard Josh Jenkins will likely fensive line coach Dave John- down early against Maryland,

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Virginia Tech RB Ryan Williams will not play vs. Boston College BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The hamstring injury that knocked Ryan Williams out of Virginia Tech’s victory against East Carolina will keep him on the sidelines on Saturday. The school says Williams is one of five players that will be unavailable because of injury for their Atlantic Coast Conference opener against Boston College. The Hokies (1-2) are expected to start Darren Evans in their bid for their first victory at B.C. since 2002. The Eagles (2-0) are looking to avenge a 48-14 loss last year in Blacksburg. The other players missing the game for Virginia Tech include defensive tackle Kwamaine Battle, fullback Josh Oglesby and linebackers Barquell Rivers and Lorenzo Williams.

na’s career leader in catches and yards was found Monday near Denver. Authorities think McKinley shot himself in the head. A report says an investigator learned the second-year pro who played sparingly as a rookie had been depressed over a recent knee surgery. The 25-year-old Lites is studying pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She says she plans to attend McKinley’s funeral Monday in Austell, Ga.

Notre Dame healthy heading to Stanford SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — When Jamoris Slaughter saw fellow Notre Dame safety Zeke Motta having a problem with his helmet during the Michigan State game, he ran onto the field withMother of McKinley’s child did out even bothering to check with not expect suicide the coaching staff. COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The It might have been the best mother of former South Caromove all night by any of the delina standout Kenny McKinley’s fensive backs. 1-year-old son says she never susInjuries to Slaughter and pected the Denver Broncos rebackup Dan McCarthy left the ceiver would take his own life. Irish with essentially two safeties Shayla Lites told The Associthe last two games, both of which ated Press on Thursday that she happened to be losses. Slaughspoke with McKinley last week be- ter and McCarthy are expected to cause their son Keon was going to play this weekend – perfect timvisit his father in Denver. ing with No. 16 Stanford and AnThe body of South Carolidrew Luck coming to town.


Continued from page 16 the critics. It’s just not that easy. The Tigers have speed, size and one of the best defensive backs in the country in Patrick Peterson. WVU is going against so many weapons, just as it did in 1982. Oklahoma had a potent offense with speed at all positions and they ran the wishbone, which was unfamiliar to Nehlen and the Mountaineers. It caused WVU problems as the Sooners jumped out to an early 14-0 lead. The 2010 Mountaineers can’t let that happen against


Continued from page 16 The question in the Mountaineers’ locker room is which WVU receiver Peterson will be assigned to this week. West Virginia running back and receiver Tavon Austin thinks Mountaineer senior Jock Sanders will draw Peterson, while WVU receivers coach Lonnie Galloway thinks Austin may get most of the share. “He is tremendous,” WVU head coach Bill Stewart said of Peterson. “He’s the best defensive back in the country.” The Tigers are breaking in seven new starters on defense,


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the game if you let him,” Smith said. “But, we don’t see it like that. We see it as, he’s another player on the field and we have to execute against all 11 guys on the field.” Peterson is considered the

the Tigers this year. The fast-tempo offense shown in the final drives at Marshall and in the opening quarter against Maryland will have to be utilized in order to put the crowd noise behind them and set the defense off balance. Wide receiver Tavon Austin said the Mountaineers “have to hit them in the mouth early.” Against Oklahoma, West Virginia closed the lead to within four points, thanks to an impeccable drive by quarterback Jeff Hostetler. Right before halftime the Mountaineers jumped out to a 2014 lead and didn’t look back, bringing a 41-27 upset win back to Morgantown. This was Hostetler’s first

game as a WVU starter and he would buckle down in the second half to finish the game with 321 passing yards, while firing four touchdown passes. Three ga mes through the 2010 season people are already talking about WVU quarterback Geno Smith. Stewart describes him as a “cool customer.” A standout game in Baton Rogue will go down in Mountaineer lore as one of the best games by a quarterback since, well, Jeff Hostetler. West Virginia’s backs are up against the wall. It’s going to be loud and it’s going to be hot – WVU knows that. For inspiration, the Mountaineers have to look no

further than that Sept. 11, 1982 game against Oklahoma. That team 28 years ago would go on to a 9-3 season, eventually ending in a Gator Bowl loss to Florida State. Not the fairy-tale ending after such a prolific start. The 2010 season can be different, though. A stunning upset in “Death Valley” will be a springboard for this team to ransack the rest of its schedule. I can guarantee a win tomorrow will dictate at least a 10-win season. Turning away from the adversity of LSU and coming out with a win would be program defining. History can repeat itself.

although their youth hasn’t slowed them yet. LSU ranks in the top 25 nationally in rush defense (80 ypg), total defense (280 ypg), scoring defense and sacks. Statistically, the unit’s weakest aspect is in the passing game. The Tigers have allowed 598 passing yards this season, although they’ve only allowed 186 passing yards in their last two games – wins over Vanderbilt and Mississippi State. “We’ve always felt that with our skill people that we can run with anybody,” Mullen said. “It’ll certainly be interesting to see how they defend our guys Saturday night.” Senior Kelvin Sheppard,

a high school teammate of WVU defensive end Bruce Irvin, returns to anchor the linebacker unit, while 6-foot2, 285-pound defensive tackle Drake Nevis leads a defensive line that also features two seniors, junior Kendrick Adams and redshirt freshman Sam Montgomery. Montgomery is the smallest of the bunch at 6-foot-4, 245 pounds. Despite its size, Johnson said the unit’s biggest aspect is its speed. “They’re all big and strong and very explosive players,” said WVU offensive line coach Dave Johnson. “When you block them and stop their initial move, there’s a second-

ary move coming in a heartbreak. They just go from move to move.” With a stadium capacity of 92,400, the crowd is expected to be the second-largest crowd West Virginia has ever played in front of. The atmosphere, the Mountaineers say, shouldn’t affect their matchups with the Tigers, however. “It’s LSU in Baton Rouge,” said WVU running back Noel Devine. “It’s going to be exciting to play in. This is when you want to go in and quiet their fans and show people in the country what you’re capable of doing.”

lone defensive player to be in the running for the Heisman Trophy this year. The junior corner was on nearly every preseason all-American list and is on the watch list for every trophy he can be nominated for. “He’s as good as I’ve ever seen,” said WVU Offensive Coordinator Jeff Mullen. In the past, Peterson has

matched up one-on-one against an opponent’s best wide receiver, like Georgia’s A.J. Green and Alabama’s Julio Jones. It’s likely Peterson will have to move inside to the slot to cover one of the Mountaineers’ atypical receivers like Jock Sanders and Tavon Austin. “I don’t think he’s gone up against too many short guys, so hopefully we can use our speed to our advantage,” Austin said. The sophomore expects Peterson to match up with Sanders Saturday. Bailey said WVU has put in some new plays this week in an effort to keep Peterson and the LSU secondary off balance. “He’s a great player, but we aren’t scared of him,” Bailey said. “To go at him and make some plays on him would be nice. I think we should go at him.” The key against a shutdown cornerback like Peterson, WVU head coach Bill Stewart said, is

to continue to play the game as West Virginia normally would. “The guy is the best defensive back in the country,” Stewart said. “But, you’ve got to go after him. We’re going to do what we do, and we’ll do it to the best of our abilities.” Not only will WVU play against Peterson on defense, but the Mountaineers will also face him on special teams. He is one of the best kick and punt returners in the nation. He currently leads the SEC in punt return yards (23.9 avg.) and is second in kickoff returns (31.7 avg.). “He has made some great plays and has the ability to turn games around individually,” said LSU head coach Les Miles. “He has a great potential to make the unusual play … He’s liable to have one of the most spectacular seasons I’ve been around.”


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After loss, WVU looks to even conference record against USF By Brad Joyal Sports Writer

West Virginia men’s soccer players celebrate after a goal earlier this season.

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WVU opens Big East play at home after strong start by Michael Carvelli Sports Writer

When the West Virginia men’s soccer team started Big East Conference play a year ago the Mountaineers had only one win, which put them in a position where they needed to win the conference in order to get a bid to the NCAA Tournament. That’s a lot of pressure to put on a team as young as the Mountaineers were last year. A year later, the team will be in a different situation when it kicks off conference play Friday night against DePaul. At 4-2, WVU is heading into conference play with a winning record for the first time since 2007, the year the Mountaineers reached the Sweet 16. “As coaches, we’re never satisfied, but I certainly think our kids have done pretty well up to date,” said West Virginia head coach Marlon LeBlanc. “We’re performing well, but we can still get better as the season goes on, and that’s what’s encouraging.” What’s even more encouraging for LeBlanc and his team isn’t just the fact that they’ve won, but it’s who they’ve won against. The Mountaineers’

West Virginia (4-2-0, 0-0-0)

DePaul (3-3-1, 0-0-0)

When: Friday at 7:30 p.m. Where: Morgantown (Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium) WVU coach: Marlon LeBlanc (Fifth year, 45-25-16) DePaul coach: Craig Blazer (Eighth year, 63-97-19) Coverage: Check Monday’s edition of the DA for a recap of the game.

non-conference schedule was one of the toughest in the nation, which was something that LeBlanc did as a way of getting his team ready for Big East play. “When you play good teams who are going to be tournament quality teams, and you get results like we have, it puts us in a better position to be an at-large if we don’t win the Big East Conference Tournament,” LeBlanc said. “Since we’ve played such tough teams going into, arguably, the best conference top to bottom in America, we’re better prepared.” After being questioned for most of the preseason, the offense has stepped up in a big way, and it’s expected to con-

tinue this when it takes on the Blue Demons Friday night. Sophomore Peabo Doue has four goals and two assists and junior college transfer Franck Tayou has two goals. Sophomores Uwem Etuk and Shadow Sebele lead the Mountaineers in assists with four and three, respectively. “We have 10 goals in six games, and I think we should probably be at about 15 goals,” LeBlanc said. “We’ve challenged the guys to try and do better.” DePaul comes into the contest led by senior forward Alex Mangan and sophomore goalkeeper Joe Ferrari. Mangan has four goals this year and Ferrari has had two shutouts. “They’ll be the best soccer team that we’ve played to date, so it’s going to open up a totally different spectrum for us in terms of what we’ll be able to do,” LeBlanc said. “They’ll be very different from the (James Madison) team that we just played. JMU wanted to get the ball into the box as quickly as possible. DePaul is going to be a little bit more clinical and a little more ready to play.”


Samara-led WVU travels to Army by ethan rohrbaugh sports writer

Tina Samara has spent a mere week as the head coach of West Virginia’s tennis team, and after an 18-hour drive to Morgantown Wednesday, she got to see her new team take to the courts for the first time. Thursday morning, Samara was back on the road once again as the Mountaineers headed for West Point, N.Y., for this weekend’s Army Eastern Championships Invitational. “I don’t have any expectations other than we go out and compete well,” Samara said of her first tournament with WVU. The Mountaineers had a good showing in their first outing of the fall season, as the team produced two title-winners and two runner-ups in last weekend’s Martha Thorn Invitational in Morgantown.

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When: Friday through Sunday Where: West Point, N.Y. WVU coach: Tina Samara (first year, first tournament as coach of WVU) Army coach: Paul Peck (16th year)

Graduate Assistant Coach Monique Burton led WVU against six other teams in that tournament. For the Army Eastern Championships Invitational, Samara said she plans on “observing more than coaching,” so she can get a better idea of what her team does well, again adding she “only saw them play yesterday for the first time.” Samara pointed out this fall season isn’t just a chance for her to get to know her players, but a chance to familiarize herself with the conference

she will be coaching in. “I don’t know the teams or their levels,” said Samara of the many opponents her Mountaineers will face this weekend. Tournament action gets underway at 9 a.m. Friday and will last through Sunday afternoon. The Mountaineers will send six of their players to compete in the tourney’s four singles brackets and two doubles brackets. Newly paired junior Catie Wickline and freshman Anna Rodionova will be the Mountaineers’ lone doubles pair for the weekend. Senior Ashley Pilsbury, junior Veronica Cardenas, sophomore Emily Mathis and freshman Melis Tanik will be representing WVU in the singles competition.

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It’s been an up-and-down season for the West Virginia women’s soccer team. Less than a week after upsetting No. 5 Virginia at home, the Mountaineers dropped their first Big East Conference game Thursday night to Marquette, 2-1. The Mountaineers will try to right its wrongs Sunday when they host South Florida in the team’s Big East home opener. The Bulls have been impressive this season, posting a 6-2-1 record, including a 2-0 win over Big East foe Pittsburgh Thursday. WVU head coach Nikki IzzoBrown knows her team needs to finish games if it is going to beat a quality opponent like South Florida. “We need to pay more attention to the little things,” IzzoBrown said. “We need to play a complete 90-minute game.” West Virginia took an early lead against Marquette Thursday night when Megan Mischler scored eight minutes into the game. However, the Mountaineers were not able to hang onto the lead, allowing two unanswered goals to the Golden Eagles. The loss puts WVU at 0-1 in the Big East. South Florida has been impressive early this season with its only losses coming to Central Florida, in two overtimes, and Marquette. The Bulls tied Jacksonville, 1-1. West Virginia’s defense will

West Virginia (4-4-0, 0-1-0)

South Florida (6-2-1, 1-1-0)

When: Sunday at 1 p.m. Where: Morgantown (Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium) WVU coach: Nikki Izzo-Brown (15th year, 206-86-31) USF coach: Denise Schilte-Brown (Third year, 17-20-5) Coverage: Check Monday’s edition of the DA for a recap of the game.

have its hands full with South Florida’s Chelsea Klotz, who scored her eighth goal of the season in the Bull’s win Thursday, only one shy of her season total of nine in 2009. “We have to keep her away from the net,” Izzo-Brown said. “We know she’s been scoring goals. We need to shut her

down and keep her from striking the ball close to the net.” West Virginia has allowed nine goals this year and has scored 14 of its own. Senior goalkeeper Kerri Butler has been the team’s backbone in net, posting two shutouts. The Mountaineers will be happy to return home to Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium, where they have had most of their success. WVU is 3-1 at home in 2010. “We’re tough at home,” IzzoBrown said. “We need to continue our success at home and keep getting wins, especially in the Big East. “Sunday is another opportunity for us to go out at home in front of the home crowd and get a win.”

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Lacrosse visits Children’s Hospital Team hosts weekend tournament to benefit Children’s Hospital By Scott Cahoon Sports Writer

Two-year old Rania Jones’ birthday probably wasn’t the best it could have been. She and her mom had been at West Virginia University’s Children’s Hospital for two days, and Rania was dehydrated, intermittently receiving an IV in her arm. But the smile on her face let the entire room know her day got a little better when a chorus of 10 WVU lacrosse players sang happy birthday to her Thursday afternoon. “We were so surprised,” said Laura Jones, Rania’s mother. “That was so sweet.” Rania was only one of several patients the West Virginia lacrosse team visited at the WVU Children’s Hospital Thursday. The team came equipped with foam disc guns, multicolored footballs and sticky hand toys it bought with its own money to give to the patients

during their visit. For sophomore player Mike Santucci, the experience brought up memories of his work with autistic children in his home state of New York. “The main reason I came was to feel the same thing,” Santucci said. “I couldn’t go last year, so when I had the opportunity to go this year, I jumped at the chance.” Junior and first-year player Andrew McNitt only heard about the event a week ago, but was glad he decided to attend. “The kids definitely seemed happy when they saw us,” McNitt said. Head coach Flip Green encourages his players to attend, both to brighten the days of sick children and to humble themselves. “These student-athletes come in, these big, strong, healthy, good lookin’ guys, and these kids’ faces light right up,” Green said. “And, then on the other side, you have these gifted kids realizing how fortunate they actually are. A lot of them leave with a tear in their eye.” The lacrosse team’s partnership with the WVU Children’s Hospital began in 2009 when the team visited patients six

times throughout the year. Last year, plans to visit the hospital were nixed by a swine flu outbreak, which prohibited all visitors from the Pediatric Ward. Green and his team started volunteering with the Children’s Hospital because his wife is both the faculty adviser for the lacrosse team and an administrator for the Children’s Hospital. “We think it’s good to give something back to the hospital,” Green said. “We want to show that we really appreciate all the hard work these doctors do. There are so many people who have been able to go on and live full lives because of these doctors.” In addition to the visits, the lacrosse team will also donate all the proceeds from this week’s tournament, the WVU Children’s Hospital Lacrosse Classic, to the hospital. The tournament will take place at Milan Puskar Stadium from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. West Virginia will play Ohio, Penn State, Towson and Loyola (Md.). Admission is free for everyone, but a small donation will be asked of attendees.


WVU to play BYU in football in 2016 West Virginia will face BYU in football in 2016 at FedExField in Washington, D.C. The Mountaineers will face the Cougars, who will be an independent in football at that point, on Sept. 24, 2016. It will be the first meeting of the schools in football. “We are pleased to host these matchups at FedExField,” said Redskins’ Chief Marketing Officer Mitch Gershman in a release. “We strive to bring a number of high-

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Will Clarke (ankle) is doubtful, defensive end Julian Miller (back) is questionable, linebacker Pat Lazear (knee bruise) and tight end Tyler Urban (knee) are probable.

Women’s basketball season tickets on sale Monday Season tickets for the 2010-11 West Virginia women’s basketball season will be on sale Monday at the Mountaineer Ticket Office. Season tickets are $80 each for lower-level reserved seating in the WVU Coliseum. WVU faculty and staff can purchase up to six tickets at a discounted rate of $64. General Admission season tickets are available for $40 each and Flex Plan packages are also available this season for $20 each. A flex plan package provides 10 vouchers redeemable for single game tickets to a game of OL Josh Jenkins is out for your choice. LSU To order 2010-11 women’s West Virginia offensive linebasketball season tickets, call backer Josh Jenkins was ruled 1-800-WVU-GAME, visit WVUout for Saturday night’s game or visit the Mountainagainst LSU Thursday afternoon. eer Ticket Office in the WVU ColHe had minor knee surgery iseum. Single-game tickets will Tuesday stemming from an injury go on sale at a later date. against Maryland last weekend. West Virginia defensive end — Compiled by Tony Dobies


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Peterson has history with WVU

Let’s do the time warp Bruce Irvin said it himself. “They’re not giving us a chance,” the junior defensive end said referring to LSU’s mind-set entering Saturday’s game. It’s safe to say many pundits across the country are counting the Mountaineers out, as well. Gamblers probably have this as a money line lock for the week. Mountaineer players and fans alike will admit one thing: West Virginia is the underdog. It is a role WVU thrives under, as evident in BCS bowl games and preseason rankings. However, West Virginia’s 1982 season truly defines success in the underdog role. That season has been eerily similar to the Mountaineers’ 2010 campaign thus far. In 1982, WVU head coach Don Nehlen had to lead his Mountaineers into a harsh environment in Norman, Okla., where the Mountaineers were greeted by the famed “Boomer Sooner” and 75,000 screaming fans against Oklahoma. Saturday’s environment will be second to none with 92,400 Tiger fans who will be ready to greet the old gold-and-blueclad warriors, and it’s safe to say they won’t have chicken and gumbo waiting for them. The Mountaineers were unranked but shrugged off by No. 9 Oklahoma. It was to be a cakewalk for the Sooners over a team directed by a third-year head coach. Sound familiar? Head coach Bill Stewart, in his third year as well, needs a big win to show he belongs at the helm of the Mountaineers. A win in the bayou will silence

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BY TONY DOBIES sports editor

LSU cornerback and Heisman Trophy candidate as a defender Patrick Peterson tries to charge up the LSU crowd during a game against Louisiana-Lafayette last season.


Mountaineers will go against always tough LSU defense BY BRIAN GAWTHROP ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR

LSU has the aspects of a collegiate atmosphere covered. Death Valley is considered one of the most hostile places to play in the nation, while Tiger Stadium is the eighth largest stadium in the country. The crowd noise has been so loud at times that it has caused earth tremors. West Virginia’s task of facing LSU’s defense will only make it that much tougher for the Mountaineers when WVU takes on the Tigers at 8 p.m., Saturday at Tiger Stadium in

22 No.

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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)

Baton Rouge, La. Traditionally one of the strongest defensive units in the country, LSU hasn’t gone away from its reputation this

year. “We always try to find a weakness in our opponent and attack that,” said WVU offensive coordinator Jeff Mullen. “It’s very difficult to find a weakness in this opponent.” That especially includes cornerback Patrick Peterson. Considered one of the best cornerbacks in the country, the 6-foot-1, 222-pound junior has 103 career tackles and five interceptions in his career. He was selected to three firstteam all-American teams in the preseason. He may be one of the best return specialists, as well. Pe-

terson is second in the nation in punt returns (23.9 avg.), third in all-purpose yards (257 ypg) and 11th in kickoff returns (31.7 avg.). He set an LSU record for return yards with 257 yards with two touchdowns against North Carolina in the Tigers’ season opener. “He’s as good as I’ve ever seen,” Mullen said. “There’s a number of people on that defense who are as good as we’ve played against since I’ve been here. We’ll certainly have our hands full.”

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West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith remembers playing against LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson in high school. The Mountaineers’ sophomore starting signal-caller isn’t one to gloat – or give Peterson any locker room material – but Smith said, “I’m pretty sure (Peterson) doesn’t want to talk about it.” In fact, Smith’s Miramar High School pummeled Peterson’s Ely High School 5112 in 2007 during Smith’s junior year. The now-Mountaineer threw for 400 yards and six touchdowns. Fellow teammate at wide receiver Stedman Bailey, who was also a teammate of Smith’s in high school, caught three touchdowns and had 135 yards receiving in the win. “He always had good size,” Bailey said of Peterson. “He has been considered a man amongst boys.” That high school game, as the WVU duo will tell you, was three years ago. And it won’t matter come Saturday when No. 22 West Virginia travels to No. 15 LSU, Smith said. That might be because Peterson, a 6-foot-1, 222-pound cornerback, has grown to be one of the best shutdown defenders in the nation. “He can definitely change


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Mountaineers fall 2-1 in ‘frustrating’ conference opener Barklage injured in physical contest by ben gaughan sports writer

Ashtin Larkin’s game-tying goal in the second half was waved off by referees in a physical Big East Conference opener against Marquette Thursday night at Valley Fields in Milwaukee, Wisc. That was not the only disappointment in the West Virginia women’s soccer team’s 2-1 defeat. Junior transfer Drea Barklage went down due to injury in the first half and could not finish the game. “It was an extremely physical game and even borderline very cheap and unsportsmanlike,” said West Virginia head coach Nikki IzzoBrown. “Sometimes, I guess you have to play in that atmosphere. That’s part of going to a different environment and playing in that environment.” West Virginia scored first as midfielder Bri Rodriguez scored from 14 yards out off a touch pass from Megan Mischler. The goal was the sophomore’s third of the season. However, the Mountaineers once again squandered an early lead and could not find a way to put the ball in the back of the net to get back in the game. “ They finished their chances and we came up short,” Izzo-Brown said. “We have to be able to keep the lead. Obviously, we had to make a change when Drea went down, and that hurt us. “But the difference was, we had plenty of chances, and we didn’t finish, and they did.” The Golden Eagles tied the game in the 21st minute on a shot from forward Ashley Bares. Bares got the ball on the right side of the box and

turned and shot it past goalkeeper Kerri Butler into the left side of the net. Marquette’s go-ahead goal came on a through ball pass to Meagan Kelly in the 41st minute, which ended up being the game-winner. It was a physical game in which the Golden Eagles had 14 fouls against the Mountaineers, including one yellow card, which Izzo-Brown said should have been harsher. A Marquette defender fouled Barklage hard, but the referees didn’t give the opposing player a red card. “Ashton scored a goal and (the referees) pulled it off,” Izzo-Brown said. “It was all the way frustrating. The girl should have had a red card, she should have been sent off. “From a referee standpoint, it was a very frustrating night for the Mountaineers.” Calls do not always go the way a team would like, and that is what the Mountaineers faced all night. But West Virginia can’t rely on the referees to help it win games, IzzoBrown said. “No excuses,” she said. “You have to battle, and sometimes it’s 12 players on the field. But it’s very frustrating when a kid should have gotten a red card and we should have gotten a goal back and they should have lost a center back.” The Mountaineers were outshot 19-8, although Marquette had a tendency to shoot from far out, which exaggerated the statistic, according to Izzo-Brown. “It was a very even game,” she said. “We were trying to press in the second half and connect on more opportunities than we normally would.”

The DA 09-24-2010  

The September 24 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper