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Wednesday October 20, 2010
VOLUME 124, ISSUE 43
High Street project Phase IV finishes by erin fitzwilliams staff writer
The $590,600 project to replace sidewalks, curbs, landscaping and fixtures along the block connecting Pleasant and High streets will finish this week. The Tony Baiano Construction Company will plant vegetation and trees on the
fourth block of High Street, which is the final phase of the streetscape, said interim City Manager Jeff Mikorski. The project has stayed on budget. “We really didn’t have any issues, aside from the concrete not drying fast enough for the crosswalks,” Mikorski said. The city has financed the project since 2002, and it will be completed in five phases,
with each phase covering one block. Mikorski hopes the fifth phase will begin next year, but he must coordinate a plan with the Department of Highways first. Pennsylvania-based Baiano, which is a city and West Virginia University developer, won the bid for the Streetscape, which included Phases I, II and
III. In other news: zz Councilor Charlie Byrer proposed a resolution on behalf of the Historical Landmark Commission to distinguish the Warner Theatre. “We want to support the preservation of this historic building,” Byrer said. The Warner closed Sept. 6 after being open for 79 years, and
the Commission wants City Council to help find a suitor to purchase and renovate the theater to make it a historical landmark, Byrer said. Byrer asked for the resolution to be discussed for agenda at the Council’s Tuesday Committee of the Whole meeting. zz Mayor Bill Byrne announced a public forum for candidates vying to be cty
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Members of the African Drum and Dance Ensemble perform traditional African dances in the Mountainlair Tuesday as a part of Diversity Week.
African Drum and Dance Ensemble performs traditional music, dance staff writer
The sounds of Africa echoed through the Mountainlair as the African Drum and Dance Ensemble performed as part of West Virginia University’s Diversity Week Tuesday. Ten students from the group of usually about 30 performed five songs and dances that ranged from traditional African social dances to funeral songs and a dance celebration for rain, said Mike Vercelli, instructor of the class. “It’s great that WVU has so many different cultural programs,” he said. “The students enjoy performing and recognizing the different culture.” One of the songs, called Kinka, is a social dance in Chelsi Baker/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM which participation is key, VerAfrican Drum and Dance Ensemble graduate teaching assistant Ryan Frost plays a tra- celli said. Students walking through ditional African instrument during the ensemble’s performance in the Mountainlair the Mountainlair clapped, and Tuesday.
a few joined in to dance with the group. The last dance the group performed was called Bamaya and is one of celebration, Vercelli said. During the dance, the group wore skirts with tassels over their African pants to represent African tribal men, he said. The story behind the dance is that men dressed as women to fool the gods and enter a temple to ask that it rain, Vercelli said. The dance was said to have been created after it began raining, he said. “There is a story or a tradition for every dance,” said Ashley Tisdale, a junior general studies major who participates in the group. “It’s like having mini history lessons. Not only just stories but traditions and even their religions,” she said.
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30 girls taught self-defense through Drop-A-Cop by josh cooper staff writer
More than 30 female students learned about self-defense and rape prevention education Tuesday night as part of WELL WVU’s Sexual Health Month. WELL WVU joined the student group, Women Against Rape, Tuesday night to educate female students with rape-prevention techniques. Students practiced self-defense to escape assaults by tackling a heavily padded police officer. The Drop-A-Cop demonstration was held in the Blue and Gold Room of Bennett Tower. Bartley Mayhorn, an officer of the University Police Department, said it is important to teach female students how to get away
from a sexual assault instead of fighting back because West Virginia does not have a self-defense law. Such a law would allow a person to fight back when they are in a threatening situation, he said. Sera Mathew, a WELL WVU wellness graduate assistant and WAR adviser, said WELL WVU joined with WAR for the “Drop-ACop” event because both groups had similar missions in education women on rape education. “They are an important organizations on campus,” Mathew said. This was the third Drop-ACop demonstration WAR held this semester. Another event will be held tonight at 7:30 p.m. in
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Presentation discusses female veteran issues BY JESSICA LEPPAR
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manager. It will be Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Morgantown Event Center. zz Byrne also declared Oct. 18 through Oct. 22 to be Municipal Government week, a week of learning about local and city governments, in light of a proclamation made by Gov. Joe Manchin.
COMING NEXT WEEK West Virginia’s men’s soccer team took on No. 5 Connecticut Tuesday night in Starrs, Conn. Check out the results. SPORTS PAGE 10
Veterans, students and faculty members were in attendance Tuesday at the “Combat to College: Focusing on Military Women and their Families” presentation given at West Virginia University as part of Diversity Week. The presentation focused on female veteran issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, in hopes the community will understand more about the effects of war on women returning from combat. “If we don’t begin to understand what (female veterans) need now, we will never be able to help them,” said Anita Mayer, director of the WVU Undergraduate Advising and chair of the WVU Female Veterans Committee. The presentation began with a video message from West Virginia Senator John D. Rockefeller giving thanks to all the women veterans and offering his personal support for their sacrifices. “Currently, there are about 2 million women veterans in America, and approximately 12,000 of those veterans live in West Virginia,” Rockefeller
said in the message. “These women are heroes, and we honor them and thank them for their service.” Rockefeller spoke about his support of the post-9/11 GI Bill, a law developed to help veterans meet the full cost of college. “It’s one thing to pass a bill, and it’s another thing to make sure it’s implemented and carried out properly, so I’ll watch that very, very carefully,” he said. It is important that veterans have the opportunity to pursue a college education that will help them secure a future in the civilian world, Rockefeller said in the video message. Other opportunities for veterans returning from combat who hope to pursue a college education include various tuition assistance programs offered through the military, said Lieutenant Karissa Skiba. “For military women in general, a lot of positions and opportunities were not offered to us because we’re very limited to the type of job scopes that we could do,” said Major Gwen Nerstad.
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Students to put final coat of paint on 3-year EcoCAR competition by joel Morales correspondent
As one of 13 schools competing in the EcoCAR Challenge, West Virginia University’s team is looking for students’ help in developing a paint design for the car. The paint job will be one of the final things the team completes as they approach the June deadline to finish developing the car. The team is looking for someone to come up with a design for the car that includes the WVU logo and sponsors’ names by Nov. 12, according to the team’s website. This three-year competition allows engineering students to create an environmentally friendly vehicle using advanced technology, said Scott Wayne, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and advisor of the EcoCAR team. “We’re not here to develop the next amazing hybrid on the face of the earth. We want to raise awareness throughout the country of how and why we’re doing it,” said Zachary Cohen, the team’s leader for this year’s stage of the competition. In the first year, the students designed the car, and in the second year they received
a hybrid car from General Motors and began altering it, Cohen said. This year, they are ensuring that all parts of the vehicle are communicating properly and competition requirements are met, Cohen said. More than 40 students of the WVU team are working on the car. In order to win, their vehicle must be more fuel efficient than current cars and maintain higher emissions standards while still appealing to consumers, Cohen said. The team believes it can surpass the fuel efficiency standards by three miles to the gallon while still maintaining acceleration and towing capacity standards, he said. The team has replaced the vehicle’s original 3.6 liter gas tank with a 1.3 liter diesel tank, Cohen said. On top of altering the car, the team faces the problem of students graduating before the end of the competition. “There is a lot of turnover. Only seniors work on the project, so last year we had a completely different team, but these guys this year dove right into it and it’s going really well” said Nick Cavender, the
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WVU FEELS FOR LEGRAND West Virginia football coach Bill Stewart sent his condolences to Rutgers and paralyzed from neck down player Eric LeGrand. SPORTS PAGE 10
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Continued from page 1 Many of the dances they performed were native to Ghana since Vercelli has been travelling there since 1996. Vercelli often takes the students on the trips to Ghana. The next trip will take place in summer 2012 as “four weeks of learning culture, dancing and drumming,” he said. The African Drum and Dance Ensemble class is open to all WVU students, Vercelli said. However, although two Brazilian students are currently enrolled in the class, there are no African students performing this semester, he said. “We might get weird looks every once in a while,” Tisdale said. “I think it’s because
by melissa candolfi staff writer
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Members of the African Drum and Dance Ensemble perform traditional African dances in the Mountainlair Tuesday as a part of Diversity Week. people don’t know it’s open to anyone.” Students enrolled in the class all learn two aspects of African culture, Vercelli said. “All students in the class
dance and drum,” he said. “They usually come here for one and find out they can do both.”
mentally friendly vehicles as part of the competition, CoContinued from page 1 hen said. The experience is a onceteam’s Outreach Coordinator. in-a-lifetime opportunity to The team has also made jumpstart their careers in the presentations and reports to engineering industry, Wayne raise awareness of environ- said.
“We’re not developing any technologies that are new,” he said. “Our real product is our students who can go out into the industry with a running start.”
Continued from page 1 “Now we are so wide spread in the type of things that we do, we are advancing and so the level of education that we need requires us to go back to school so that we can be competitive,” she said. Joseph Scotti, professor in
drop-a-cop Continued from page 1
Arnold Hall. A representative of WELL WVU will hand out one of eight wristbands to promote its liveWELL Challenge. As part of its campaign for wellness, WELL WVU will hand out wristbands at vari-
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the Department of Psychology, also spoke at the event. He has been researching veterans’ issues for more than 20 years, he said. Scotti said women veterans represent a higher rate of the college population, but equal male veterans who suffer from PTSD. “Although women tend to be in less intense combat
roles, they have just as much post-traumatic disorder because it only takes one event, one time being shot at or seeing somebody killed to develop,” he said. It is up to the community to understand the needs of women veterans and to make sure they are met, Mayer said.
ous events during the semester. If a student collects five of the different wristbands, they will be entered into a drawing for an iPad. The wristbands raise awareness for health-related topics such as good eating habits, safe driving and healthy sleeping patterns. The bands feature the words, eatWELL, driveWELL
and sleepWELL. Tasha Frazie, vice president of WAR, said more interest has been raised in their mission since the group first began in February. “We’ve had an increase of about 50 to 80 new members on the e-mail list,” she said.
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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and West Virginia University’s Office of Information Security is hoping to educate students. OIS has done events all month for students and employees to become more aware of the importance of cybersecurity and learn how to secure their computers, identities and future, said Amy Kuhn, Interim Information Security director. When speaking to students in the Mountainlair, many of them are not taking the proper steps to protect themselves, said Bob Meyers, assistant director for the Office of Information Technology. “The students have had a level of unawareness that I was shocked at,” Meyers said. “Many of them do not have antivirus software on their PCs, and some of the conversations we had about social networks, they are unaware of the hazards.” There are several steps students can take to prevent their computers from being hacked,
Cybersecurity Awareness Month events Oct. 20, 21 – Cybersecurity Awareness booths Mountainlair from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 – OnGuard Online Game Tournament Mountainlair Vandalia Lounge from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 – Great Cybersecurity Race Mountaineer Field at 10 a.m. Kuhn said. Students should set up a startup username and password on their computer, she said. This prevents someone else from using it. They should also install anti-malware programs and put a password on their wireless router, Kuhn said. In addition, e-mails that ask to click a link or provide personal information, such as banking or credit card information, should not be opened or responded to, she said.
OIS hopes students realize the Internet is a good tool but may be used for the wrong reasons, Kuhn said. For example, Kuhn said that in the library there has been several times when a student is working on a computer and walked away without logging out of their e-mail. This led to another student sending inappropriate e-mail messages to a faculty member, she said. A huge part of hacking is when people share their username and password with other people, Kuhn said. Even though social media is a huge part of communication, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter are a great way for people to get personal information, she said. Students who share their exact birth date and full name can possibly face identity theft or hacking, Kuhn and Meyers said. “Students need to be aware of what they do right now regarding that type of information security to maintain their integrity,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org
Diversity Week Schedule Wednesday 11 a.m.
School of Medicine – Global “Naughty Neighbors ... what NOT “Amizade Passport to Social Medicine Change” to do while a student at WVU” zz Health Sciences Center Cafeteria zz Mountainlair Rhododendron Room zz Mountainlair Rhododendron Room “Stupid Things Done While Drinking” 23rd Annual Women of Color Journey Series – “Every Adversity zz Mountainlair Shenandoah Room Luncheon is an Opportunity” zz Mountainlair Ballrooms zz Mountainlair Laurel Room “Got Tats” Bellydance Club zz Mountainlair Blue Ballroom zz Mountainlair Gold Ballroom Juggling Show zz Mountainlair Commons Native American Studies Poetry Global Perspectives on Women & Reading Gender “Islam around the World” zz Colson Hall Room 103 zz Mountainlair Rhododendron Room zz Mountainlair Laurel Room
International Games zz Eiesland Hall
“Modern Approach to an Old Tradition: Hoops for Fitness at All Ages” zz Mountainlair Gold Ballroom
“Let’s Talk about Sex” zz Mountainlair Blue Ballroom
McKinley, Oliverio vow to be independent in Washington PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia congressional candidates David McKinley and Michael Oliverio agreed Tuesday that federal spending and deficits are out of control, that the science suggesting man is to blame for global warming is questionable, and that Washington needs a change. And both say they’ll be the ones to reduce the rancor in Congress. Those exchanges in the 1st District debate Tuesday night indicated they have more in common than their nasty campaign ads might suggest. Republican McKinley said he bring about the change in Washington by fighting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and backing House Minority Leader John Boehner. The former state GOP chairman from Wheeling told a few hundred voters at the AARP-sponsored debate he’s already informed Boehner and other Republican leaders he’ll break ranks when necessary. “I’ve told them I’m going to do what’s right for West Virginia,” he said. “My people here – the 1,800,000 people in West Virginia – are hungry for jobs ... and I’m going to have to do whatever I have to do to create jobs in the private sector.” The Daily Athenaeum USPS 141-980, is published daily fall and spring school terms on Monday thru Friday mornings and weekly on Wednesday during the summer terms, except school holidays and scheduled examination periods by the West Virginia University Committee for Student Publications at 284 Prospect St., Morgantown, WV, 26506 Second class postage is paid at Morgantown, WV 26506. Annual subscription price is $20.00 per semester out-of-state. Students are charged an annual fee of $20.00 for The Daily Athenaeum. Postmaster: Please send address changes, from 3579, to The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University, PO Box 6427, Morgantown, WV 26506-6427. Alan R. Waters is general manager. Editors are responsible for all news policies. Opinions expressed herein are not purported to be those of the student body, faculty, University or its Higher Education Governing Board. Views expressed in columns, cartoons and letters to the editor do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Athenaeum. Business office telephone is 304/ 293-4141 Editorial office telephone is 304/ 293-5092.
McKinley’s ads have tried to portray Oliverio, a longtime state senator, as a yes vote for the Pelosi agenda, but Oliverio insisted his track record in the Legislature shows he, too, would be an independent voice. “I’m not going to Congress to get in step with the Washington leadership,” he said. “I want to go to Congress to get the Washington leadership – whoever it may be when I get there – in step with the people of West Virginia.” The two are battling for a seat that was held for 28 years by Democrat Alan Mollohan, whom Oliverio ousted in the May primary. National Republican groups have been investing in the race, taking the same approach used in the battle for an open U.S. Senate seat held by the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd. McKinley’s ads attack President Barack Obama and the Democratic House leadership, blaming them for the state of the economy and criticizing their stimulus packages as costly failed efforts. McKinley repeatedly insisted the race is rightly a referendum on Obama and Pelosi, and said voters have a chance to send Washington a message that
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America is on the wrong track. Oliverio, meanwhile, tried to refocus voters from assigning blame to determining who will fix the problems. While McKinley often “demonizes” public servants, Oliverio said he prefers to lift them up, especially at the local level. He criticized McKinley for being the sole West Virginia legislator in the early 1990s to vote against a resolution honoring Byrd, then ticked off a handful of Parkersburg area projects that Byrd’s largesse made possible. The debate centered on themes important to seniors, including how to protect Social Security, reduce Medicare fraud, improve rural access to physicians and put older people back into the work force. Both said they would refuse to support increasing age requirements or reducing benefits for Social Security. McKinley said he would build a firewall around Social Security so lawmakers could no longer raid it for cash, and work on creating jobs so more people are paying into the system. He also said he would oppose amnesty for illegal immigrants so they would not be able to benefit. Oliverio was vague in his proposals, but suggested that if McKinley backs Boehner and his agenda, he may also back Boehner’s plan to privatize Social Security. Both also want to reduce the federal deficit but would approach it differently: Oliverio said he would vote against raising the debt ceiling, make spending on the military, Medicare and Social Security a priority, “and say no to things we simply cannot afford.” McKinley said he would go after a health care reform plan that calls for 16,000 new Internal Revenue Service agents, reform the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lending institutions, and demand a balanced budget.
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Inspectors cite dozens of mines in Sept. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal inspectors issued nearly 600 citations for safety violations found at 30 problem mining operations across the country in September, the Mine Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday. The violations turned up during an inspection blitz begun after the deaths of 29 miners at Massey Energy Co.’s Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia on April 5. Four other Massey mines were among 30 around the country that MSHA selected for extra inspections in September. Inspectors found the violations during inspections tar-
geting 30 troubled mining operations in 17 states stretching from Connecticut to California and Florida to Idaho. “We are beginning to see signs of improvement at some mines, an indication that these impact inspections are making a difference,” MSHA director Joe Main said. “Some continue to violate standards and place miners at risk.” Among those are Massey, Main said. “While some operators are finally getting the message, others are not.” A Sept. 28 inspection uncovered serious safety violations at Richmond, Va.-based Massey’s Seng Creek Powellton Mine,
about 40 miles south of Charleston. Among other things, a foreman acknowledged skipping mandatory tests for explosive gases. MSHA said it also cited Massey’s Marsh Fork Mine in West Virginia and its Freedom Energy No. 1 and Triumph mines in Kentucky for serious violations in September. “With over 7,000 trained members, some still make errors in judgment,” Massey spokesman Jeff Gillenwater said. Massey refers to employees as members. The company plans to idle its underground mines Oct. 29 to discuss safety with its employees and to stress
that safety is more important than production. Massey runs mines in Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky. A majority of the violations – 331 of them – involved coal mines. Another 232 were issued to metal and nonmetal mines, a category that includes quarries and cement plants, among other things. Besides West Virginia and Kentucky, MSHA cited coal mines in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee, Illinois, Utah and Alabama. The remaining citations were issued in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Tennessee, Florida, Montana, Wyoming, California, Nevada, Idaho, Iowa and Wisconsin.
In this April 16 picture, from left, Petty Officer Autumn Sandeen, Lt. Dan Choi, Cpl. Evelyn Thomas, Capt. Jim Pietrangelo II, Cadet Mara Boyd and Petty Officer Larry Whitt, stand together after they handcuffed themselves to the fence outside the White House in Washington during a protest for gay rights. A federal judge issued a worldwide injunction Tuesday stopping enforcement of the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy, ending the military’s 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips declared the law unconstitutional after a two-week nonjury trial on the case in federal court in Riverside. U.S. Department of Justice attorneys have 60 days to appeal. Legal experts say they are under no legal obligation to do so and could let Phillips’ ruling stand.
W.Va. could reap $37M from video lottery licenses Military recruiters told to accept gay applicants CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The next round of 10-year limited video lottery licenses is expected add more than $37 million to the state’s budget. During the first round of bid openings Monday, the number of bids received by the state Lottery Commission exceeded the 5,000 licenses up for bidding. The commission will hold two more rounds of bidding for 1,500 licenses and 1,000 licenses. A date on when those bids will be sought has not been set, the Charleston Gazette reported Tuesday.
Retailers or bar and club owners authorized to operate up to five video lottery machines at each location, bid high. Operators, who can have up to 675 licenses to distribute video lottery machines to retail locations, bid lower. Commission lawyer John Melton said based on listening to the bid openings, he would estimate that the cut off for winning bids will be about $7,500 per license. The minimum bid received Monday was $5,000, with some exceeding $10,000 per license.
Melton said it will take two or three days to determine who won licenses during the first round of bidding. Winning bidders will receive licenses to operate video lottery machines in bars and clubs from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2021. Current licenses will expire June 30, 2011. Monday’s bid openings came after the commission modified its bidding procedures to resolve a lawsuit filed by the West Virginia Amusement and Limited Video Lottery Association. The com-
mission originally planned to let current license holders obtain unclaimed licenses only in the first round of bidding if they matched the high bid. It revised the rules the allow bid-match option in all three rounds. The Legislature authorized the machines in 2001 at the urging of then-Gov. Bob Wise, who said it would eliminate thousands of illegal gambling machines across the state. Lawmakers authorized up to 9,000 licenses, but that number was reduced at the urging of Gov. Joe Manchin.
Lawmakers preparing citizenship legislation PHOENIX (AP) — The state senator in Arizona who wrote the nation’s toughest law against illegal immigrants said Tuesday he’s collecting support across the country from legislators to challenge automatic U.S. citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants. Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce’s target is the 14th Amendment, but it is unclear how the state lawmaker can or will influence a federal statue. “This is a battle of epic proportions,” Pearce said Tuesday during a news conference at the Arizona Capitol. “We’ve allowed the hijacking of the 14th Amendment.” Pearce declined to say how the legislation will differ from similar measures that have been introduced in each two-year congressional session since 2005. None of them made it out of committee. He and another Arizona lawmaker did argue that wording in the amendment that guarantees citizenship to people born in the U.S. who are “subject to the jurisdiction” of this country does not apply to the children of illegal immigrants because such families don’t owe sole allegiance to the U.S. The efforts by Pearce and the other lawmakers come amid calls to change the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment. Supporters cite costs to tax-
payers for services provided to illegal immigrants and their children. Changing the Constitution is difficult. It requires approval by twothirds majorities in both chambers of Congress, an impossibility now because Democrats have the majority in both houses and most oppose such a measure. Even if Republicans gain power in November and legislation is passed, an amendment would still need to be ratified by three-fourths of the states. Paul Bender, a constitutional law professor at Arizona State University, said if the lawmakers focus their argument on the “subject to jurisdiction” wording, they won’t get very far because the founders only meant it to apply to the children of foreign diplomats born in the U.S. “If the British ambassador and his wife have a child in the U.S., that child is not a citizen because he is not subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. We cannot put him in jail, we cannot even give him a parking ticket,” Bender said. The 14th Amendment “could have easily have said you’re a citizen if you owe your allegiance, but our Constitution doesn’t say that,” he said. “It says if you’re born here, and you’re not a diplomat’s child,
then you become a citizen, and that’s the way its been for 100 years.” Carlos Galindo-Elvira, vice president of Valle del Sol, a Phoenix group that provides social services to community members and advocates for immigrants, said Pearce’s interpretation of the amendment is an effort to “legitimize bullying babies.” He also questioned why lawmakers would focus on this issue rather than the country’s economic woes and high unemployment rate. “All it does is split the country,” he said. Pennsylvania state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, the founder of a national group of legislators critical of illegal immigration, said the 14th Amendment “greatly incentives foreign invaders to violate our border and our laws.” He had a news conference Tuesday in Harrisburg, Pa., on the multistate endeavor. The effort could run afoul of the language in the 14th Amendment and lead to a court battle over the constitutionality of the law. But Metcalfe said providing birthright citizenship to children of illegal immigrants is an “ongoing distortion and twisting” of the amendment. Metcalfe’s office said lawmakers in at least 12 other states besides Arizona and
Pennsylvania said they were making their own announcements about working on the citizenship legislation. Those other states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. Pearce was the main sponsor of a tough new Arizona law that would require police enforcing other laws to question people about their immigration status if there’s reason to suspect they’re in the U.S. illegally. It was to go into effect this summer, but a judge put on hold key provisions pending the resolution of a legal challenge. Pearce also was the chief sponsor of a 2007 state law targeting employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the 2010 law and who is championing the state’s legal defense of it against a court challenge mounted by the U.S. Justice Department, was noncommittal when asked whether lawmakers should approve legislation on citizenship. However, Brewer said she was “always concerned” by the possibility of involving the state in a court fight. “No one wants to be in court. No one wants to be fighting the federal government,” she said.
Feds settle with Ga. over confinement of disabled ATLANTA (AP) — The Justice Department reached a settlement Tuesday with the state of Georgia in a long-running case targeting what critics call the unlawful segregation of people with mental illness and developmental disabilities in staterun psychiatric hospitals. In a compromise that officials said could affect other states, Georgia agreed to stop admitting people with developmental disabilities to state hospitals by July 2011 and transfer all those already in the hospitals to community settings by July 2015. The state also agreed to offer a range of services to 9,000 people with serious mental illnesses so they can be served in community settings instead of hospitals. “The landmark settlement with the state of Georgia will allow thousands of people with disabilities (who) receive services to live in their communities rather than in institutions,” said U.S. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez. In return, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said the state avoided a direct federal takeover of its mental health and developmental disabilities services and was able to preserve “Georgia’s ability to make decisions on how best to serve Georgians.” “I have always said the state needed to provide better services to our most vulnerable citizens, and the Department of Justice has played a help-
ful role in spurring change in Georgia,” he said. Georgia became a focal point for the rights of people with disabilities in a 1999 U.S. Supreme Court case involving two institutionalized women seeking community-based care who sued Tommy Olmstead, then the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Human Resources. In what became known as the Olmstead Decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Americans With Disabilities Act requires states to care for elderly and disabled people “in the most integrated setting appropriate” – meaning people should be able to live in the community instead of institu-
tions when possible. States across the nation embraced “Olmstead planning” to encourage the release of people who were unnecessarily institutionalized. Some in Georgia grew frustrated with the state’s pace. Federal investigators launched a probe in 2007 that found preventable deaths, suicides and assaults occurred with alarming frequency in state hospitals. The state reached an agreement with the Justice Department in January 2009 to improve conditions at psychiatric hospitals by bolstering medical and nursing care. Investigators said they filed a new complaint after finding that Georgia violated the Olmstead case by
failing to give patients more options to be served in community settings. Under the agreement, Georgia must establish several 24hour crisis service centers and mobile teams to respond to needy individuals experiencing a crisis anywhere in the state. It must also launch a toll-free statewide telephone system to offer details about how to handle a mental health crisis. Georgia also agreed to create more than three dozen community teams to help the state’s mentally ill residents transition into community settings, and pay for 35 community-based psychiatric hospital beds in hospitals that aren’t run by the state.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The military is accepting openly gay recruits for the first time in the nation’s history, even as it tries in the courts to slow the movement to abolish its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. At least two service members discharged for being gay began the process to re-enlist after the Pentagon’s Tuesday announcement. Meanwhile, a federal judge in California who overturned the 17-year policy last week was likely to reject the government’s latest effort to halt her order telling the military to stop enforcing the law. The Justice Department will likely appeal if she does not suspend her order. The Defense Department has said it would comply with U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips’ order and had frozen any discharge cases. Pentagon spokeswoman Cynthia Smith said recruiters had been given top-level guidance to accept applicants who say they are gay. Recruiters also have been told to inform potential recruits that the moratorium on enforcement of the policy could be reversed at any time, if the ruling is appealed or the court grants a stay, she said. Gay rights groups were continuing to tell service members to avoid revealing that they are gay, fearing they could find themselves in trouble should the law be reinstated. “What people aren’t really getting is that the discretion and caution that gay troops are showing now is exactly the same standard of conduct that they will adhere to when the ban is lifted permanently,” said Aaron Belkin, executive director of the Palm Center, a think tank on gays and the military at the University of California Santa Barbara. “Yes, a few will try to become celebrities.” An Air Force officer and co-founder of a gay service member support group called OutServe said financial considerations are playing a big role in gay service members staying quiet. “The military has financially trapped us,” he said, noting that he could owe the military about $200,000 if he were to be dismissed. The officer, who asked not to be identified for fear of being discharged, said he’s hearing increasingly about het-
erosexual service members approaching gay colleagues and telling them they can come out now. He also said more gay service members are coming out to their peers who are friends, while keeping their orientation secret from leadership. He said he has come out to two peers in the last few days. “People are coming out informally in their units,” the officer said. “Discussions are happening right now.” An opponent of the judge’s ruling said confusion that has come up is exactly what Pentagon officials feared and shows the need for her to immediately freeze her order while the government appeals. “It’s only logical that a stay should be granted to avoid the confusion that is already occurring with reports that the Pentagon is telling recruiters to begin accepting homosexual applicants,” said Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, a conservative advocacy group based in Washington that supports the policy. The uncertain status of the law has caused much confusion within an institution that has historically discriminated against gays. Before the 1993 law, the military banned gays entirely and declared them incompatible with military service. There have been instances in which gays have served, with the knowledge of their colleagues. Twenty-nine nations, including Israel, Canada, Germany and Sweden, allow openly gay troops, according to the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group and plaintiff in the lawsuit before Phillips. The Pentagon guidance to recruiters comes after Dan Woods, the group’s attorney, sent a letter last week warning the Justice Department that Army recruiters who turned away Omar Lopez in Austin, Texas may have caused the government to violate Phillips’ injunction. Woods wrote that the government could be subject to a citation for contempt. The White House has insisted their actions in court do not diminish President Barack Obama’s efforts to repeal the ban. In their stay request, government lawyers argue Phillips’ order would be disruptive to troops serving at a time of war.
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Revel in the excitement of Homecoming Students at West Virginia University should show their school spirit and take part in Homecoming Week activities. Typically, when one thinks of Homecoming, images of the football game, the Alumni band and students campaigning for court come to mind. But the week goes beyond crushing an inferior opponent, watching “old grads” pump out the fight song and getting pelted by candy from fellow students seeking to be named Homecoming king or queen. Homecoming Week con-
sists of a variety of activities and various opportunities to engage with past, present and future members of the University community. Students and others can visit special art galleries, faculty music recitals, a canned food drive and, of course, the Homecoming Parade. A number of academic forums and lectures will also take place across campus, as experts from astronomy to mineral resources will give keynote lectures. In addition, most individ-
ual colleges will host special pre-game activities in Tent City before the Syracuse game Saturday. A full list of events is available at http://homecoming. wvu.edu/. But in all of this, University students cannot forget to crown a Homecoming king and queen. The two students that embody what it means to be a Mountaineer: exhibiting class, character and academic success. We encourage all University students to reach out to
the candidates, visit their Facebook pages or read their profiles at the Homecoming website and then cast a vote for whom they believe is most qualified to represent the above characteristics. Voting continues today and Thursday. Students can log on to MIX between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. to cast their vote. The court will participate in the Homecoming Parade, and the king and queen will be announced at halftime of the WVU-Syracuse game Saturday.
Enhanced participation from University students may one day lead Homecoming Week back to some semblance of the glory days – when all freshmen were required to wear beanies, and young men and women dressed up for the Homecoming football game. While those days are long gone, an increase in school spirit this Homecoming Week by taking part in any of the numerous activities would be a great way to start.
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Having the right to build doesn’t mean it’s right to build AJ Warne correspondent
In the U. S., two very important concepts are frequently confused: having the right to do something, and that something being the right thing to do. Never is this concept more paramount than in the circumstances pertaining to Park51, the community center planned for lower Manhattan, two blocks from ground zero. This polarizing issue has political pundits and everyday citizens fired up throughout American media. From heated opinion programs on MSNBC and Fox News, where this fiery banter would take place anyway, to daytime talk shows like “The View,” where such banter has disrupted recent episodes. Everyone has something to say about this, and very few re looking at the big picture. Simply stated, the Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and his organization have every right to build anything they wish in a location they own. But it is not the right – or intelligent – thing to do at such a location. The right for a religious group to build their house of worship wherever they le-
gally own land and fall within zoning ordinances is very important to the fundamental rights afforded to citizens of this country. This right should not be impeded in any way. But with all rights comes a responsibility to act within your rights while not impeding the rights of others, and further, to act, when possible, in a way that does not offend your fellow countrymen. The building planned for construction two blocks from ground zero is in question, both in title and legality. The planning party, Park51, calls this building a community center being built to honor all religions and increase dialogue between members of many religions. They believe themselves to be well within their rights to begin construction. Adversely, those who oppose its construction call it the “Ground Zero Mosque” and stand in outrage demanding the government intervene and keep the Muslim group from “desecrating” such a sentimental area. The fundamental difference between a right to do something and the status of it being the right thing to do has never been greater than in this situation. The Muslim group planning this community center needs to do a better job perceiving the feelings of the majority of the nation in
opposition to building this center. Doing so may help to avoid damaging relations between Islam and mainstream America. Many Americans are often ignorant of Islamic customs and practices, associating the bits and pieces of Islamic culture and practice channeled through the negatively biased media to construct a skewed view of Islam. This version of Islam is widely extremist and not reflective of the peaceful nature exhibited by most Muslim people worldwide. This view perceives the community center, put forth in a friendly and incorporating manner by Park51, as a monument of extremist conquest commemorating the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Without a doubt, Park51 has the right to build the center. But it is not the right thing to do. Americans are wary of all Muslims because of the acts of several individuals who do not represent the feelings or actions of all followers of Islam. While in the minds of the group building the center, the building itself is not representative of Islam or the Muslim community in the U. S. To the everyday American, the building is perceived as a mosque and a symbol of victory and conquest on that fateful day in 2001.
The attacks of Sept. 11 did nothing to help the version of Islam shared by many in mainstream America and only further reinforced the notion that all Muslims are extremists. The attacks forever affect the sense of security felt by Americans who previously had felt security to the utmost degree. Disturbing the wound sustained by Americans is not wise nor helpful to the formerly mending relationships with mainstream America and Islam. However, the damage is done. There is, however, a need for a concrete plan to move forward. Park51 should realize the damages perpetrated on the psyche of Americans by the attacks of Sept. 11 and their relations to the American perception of Islam. It is not Park51’s fault that most Americans feel the way they do. But in order to help bolster relations between the two groups and rectify the ills wrought between them due to this community center/ mosque debacle, the group should move the center to an alternate location that is not so sensitive to the American mindset. This could be a positive step to mend relations that will benefit the MusAP lim American population for This artist rendering provided by SOMA Architects Oct. 1 shows an exterior night view years to come. of the proposed Park51 community center and mosque.
Manchin helps change the climate of the new climate debate emily grubert the daily texan univ. of texas (Uwire)
West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin made sure to kill the capand-trade climate bill, even though it was already dead. The coal-state Democrat recently released a television ad where he picks up a rifle and shoots a hole into the middle of a draft of a climate bill. A cap-and-trade bill was passed in the House of Representatives more than a year ago, but it has since died in the Senate. The cap-and-trade concept calls for the United States to set limits on the amount of climate change pollution it emits, then to allow emitters to buy and sell permits to emit up to those limits. Cap-and-trade is a proposed market-based alternative to direct climate change pollution regulation by the United States Environmental
Protection Agency. The EPA has had the authority to regulate six greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act since 2007, when the Supreme Court ruled in Massachusetts vs. EPA that greenhouse gases are pollutants. The EPA was ordered to either begin regulating greenhouse gas emissions or present a firm rationale for not doing so. The ensuing study led to an endangerment finding in 2010 when the EPA announced that greenhouse gas emissions threaten human health. The EPA is expected to begin regulating greenhouse gases in 2011. The Clean Air Act was not written for pollutants that are as high-volume and as widely emitted as some greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, and many fear that Clean Air Act regulation will be far less efficient and effective than regulation under legislation targeting climate change pollution specifically.
That is a big part of the reason that climate change has been a matter of debate in Congress, though action seems unlikely now. As a quick aside, I’d like to explain a few terms that I and others throw around: greenhouse gases, global warming pollution and climate change pollution. Greenhouse gases are gases that tend to hold heat in the atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide or methane. Global warming pollution and climate change pollution are broader, including non-gaseous components such as black carbon. Black carbon refers to very small, dark particles that are generated during combustion. They contribute to warming, and they are especially problematic in snow-covered regions where they land on snow and effectively act like black T-shirts on a hot day, absorbing more of the sun’s energy and contributing to melting.
I like to say climate change pollution rather than global warming pollution, since warming is not expected to be uniform, climate change involves problems other than temperature changes, and there are some pollutants that can cool local areas, too. (Don’t get too excited about trying to balance out the effects: Most of the cooling pollutants are pretty nasty to one’s health, and offsetting temperature changes does nothing to prevent carbon dioxide from acidifying the oceans.) It’s safe to say that Texas is not excited about the prospect of EPA-regulated greenhouse gas emissions. Texas sued the EPA over its endangerment findings earlier this year, and in August, the Attorney General and the chairman of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality sent a letter to the EPA, writing: “On behalf of the State of Texas, we write to inform you that Texas has neither the authority nor the intention of inter-
preting, ignoring, or amending its laws in order to compel the permitting of greenhouse gas emissions.” Ouch. So a market-based approach has been killed repeatedly, and the prospect of the EPA regulating greenhouse gases is loathsome to Texas and a good number of other states. The EPA finds itself in the awkward position of being sued for not doing anything by one group of states, then being sued for doing something by another. Energy and climate issues in the United States do spark political disagreement, obviously, but an interesting corollary to that is that energy and climate disagreements tend to be down regional lines, not party lines. West Virginia Gov. Manchin is a Democrat – but he’s from a coal state. What do we do? Climate change pollution is a danger to human health and
poses a major risk of high cost changes. A market based approach does not seem to be workable; the prospect of direct regulation provokes moans across the country. Political parties cannot really count on uniting opinion within their ranks. Increasingly, groups are beginning to consider that making renewable energy and efficiency cheap and attractive might be a faster way to get around the climate change pollution issue than trying to subsidize expensive alternatives or put surcharges on what we already have. A report out this week called Post-Partisan Power proposes exactly this, with authors from the American Enterprise Institute, the Brookings Institution and the Breakthrough Institute – right, center, and left. Basically, the call is to fund research, not subsidies, at levels that reflect the importance of energy to the American economy. We’ll see what happens.
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WVU’s NAACP to hold talent contest By jesse tabit A&e writer
There is a new talent competition on campus, but contestants will have only one shot to give it their best. “Ebony Idol,” hosted by West Virginia University’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, debuts Friday. “We thought it would be a fun idea, and it is open to the
community,” said Chelsea Fuller, vice president of WVU’s chapter of the NAACP. Fuller said sponsors are being solicited, and prizes will be announced shortly. There will be a prize for the winner of each category. There are currently 10 contestants signed up so far, and the maximum on the sign-up sheet is 15 students. Students can sign up through the “Ebony Idol”
Facebook group or by contacting a local representative from the WVU NAACP chapter. Today is the last day to sign up for the competition. Fuller said depending on the success of the singing event, “Ebony Idol” could become an annual event. There will be four categories including vocals/ music, dance, poetry and miscellaneous. Judges are also being solic-
ited, and each judge will have some sort of background relating to each of the categories. Fuller said a dance group has already signed up, as well as a few poetry readers. One of the contestants will be playing drums and airbrushing T-shirts simultaneously. “I think it will be really fun,” said Jilsel Harris, a junior social work major who will be singing in the competition
WVU to host reading by Monacan Indian Nation Member Wood by rachel duryea a&E writer
Monacan Indian Nation member Karenne Wood will give a poetry reading in Colson Hall today. The reading will be in Room 130 at 5:30 p.m. Wood is an enrolled member of the Monacan Indian Nation and Ford Fellow in anthropology at the University of Virginia. She will discuss early Siouan Indians in what is now West Virginia and Virginia, which will include her own tribe, the Monacans. She is the author of “Markings on Earth,” a collection of poems, for which she received the North American Native Authors Award for Poetry. “The reading by awardwinning poet Karenne Wood is a terrific way for Native American Studies to support Diversity Week at WVU,” said Bonnie M. Brown, Coordinator of the WVU Native American Studies Program. Wood served on the tribal council of the Monacan Indian Nation for 12 years and is director of the Virginia Indian Heritage Program at the Virginia Foundation for the
Humanities. She is currently a PhD candidate in anthropology at the University of Virginia, where she is working to reclaim indigenous languages and revitalize cultural practices. Cari Carpenter, assistant professor in Native American Studies at WVU, will be introducing Wood at the reading. “(Wood) is the rare individual who is able to combine activism with tremendous literary talent,” Carpenter said. “Her poetry manages to articulate her passions about things like repatriation of Native American remains, Native language revitalization, and Native history and culture preservation in ways that everyone can appreciate.” Wood’s poems have appeared in such journals as Iris, Orion and Shenandoah. She was a finalist for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship and the Stadler Poetry Fellowship. Her first book of poetry, Markings on Earth, won the North American Native Authors First Book Award and in 2001 was published by the University of Arizona Press. Wood received the Diane Decorah Award for Poetry in 2000 from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas for
Friday. Fuller said that this is the first time the WVU chapter of the NAACP has ever held an event on campus like this. “This is an opportunity for people to come out and showcase their talent,” Fuller said. A dress rehearsal will be held Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Room 503 of Eiesland Hall. “We want a whole variety of people to attend and hope
that it is a nice, diverse event,” Fuller said. A gospel selection will also be performed by the Paul Robeson/Mahalia Jackson Gospel Choir during intermission. The event is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room G24 of Eiesland Hall, and there will be an entry fee of $5. Dance groups are $15 per entrant. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kings of Leon’s latest CD proves band hasn’t lost original grunge roots MACKENZIE MAYS ASSOCIATE A&E EDITOR
Monacan Indian Nation member Karenne Wood will present a poetry reading tonight at Colson Hall. her book of poems, Markings on Earth. She was recently named 2002 Wordcraft Circle Writer of the Year in Creative Writing for “Poetry for Markings on Earth.” Wood was previously the Repatriation Director for the Association on American Indian Affairs and coordinated the return of sacred objects to Native communities. She has
also worked at the National Museum of the American Indian as a researcher, and she directed a tribal history project with the Monacan Nation for six years. Carpenter also believes Wood is a peaceful writer, making her a perfect fir to serve as guest at the
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Soulful alternative rock group Kings Of Leon released its highly anticipated album “Come Around Sundown” Tuesday. The album is subject to much media criticism due to the band’s recent mainstream crossover, which led to accusations by the Kings’ original fans of “selling out.” The instantly recognizable and powerful rasp of lead singer Caleb Followill’s voice is the band’s consistent staple: whether the band is either hated or loved. Followill’s gritty, lovelorn vocals are something unique to be appreciated and its extremity is easily tolerated for those music listeners who are looking for something different – something with feeling. Regardless if the group has lost aspects of its grunge-influenced garage rock days, “Come Around Sundown” is proof it hasn’t changed too much. Standout track “Back
‘COME AROUND SUNDOWN’ Kings of Leon Despite some similar sounding songs, Kings of Leon delivers another album true to its roots. Down South” encompasses the Kings’ sexy style of combining moaning vocals with one-of-a-kind instrumentals that are able to create a sound that is both energetic and relaxing at the same time. “Back Down South” displays old country influences, while Followill relentlessly sings lyrics like “If you wanna go, I’m gonna go, I’ve gotta fire burning.”
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Tim Burton’s ‘Beetlejuice’ a twisted, creepy Halloween classic JESSE TABIT A&E WRITER
Whatever you do, don’t say his name. Hang on “Harry Potter” fans, I’m not talking about Lord Voldemort. I’m talking about one of Tim Burton’s earliest and arguably best films. I’m talking about “Beetlejuice.” Released in 1988, “Beetlejuice” was a perfect avenue for Burton to showcase his weird art and knack for making death entertaining. Watching this film as a kid was pretty creepy, but I instantly became a fan of its dark, offbeat humor. If you want a humorous take on death this Halloween that is appropriate for all ages, look no further. The plot revolves around a happy couple, Barbara and Adam Maitland (Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin), and their untimely deaths via a car crash. After the wreck, the Maitlands
Michael Keaton stars as the bizzarely named Beetlejuice in the dark ’80s comedy. stumble back to their house, dazed and confused. Of course, adjusting to the afterlife isn’t easy and once the Maitlands realize they are dead, they need a lot of help. Assistance comes in the form of a guide to traversing
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the afterlife appropriately titled “Handbook for the Recently Deceased,” but the book may not be enough. On top of their death, outrageous city folk purchase the couple’s beautiful house and turn it into a horrid work of “art.”
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The couple tries to scare the unwanted people away, but their attempts are a hilarious failure. This is where Beetlejuice, played by Michael Keaton, comes in. In order to call upon the
dirty “bio-exorcist,” his name must be spoken three times. Be warned though, he is a con man of sorts, and won’t hesitate to take advantage of a situation and make it work for him. Growing up, I fell in love with Burton’s style of direction and I’m still, to this day, obsessed with this movie. “Beetlejuice” is an excellent seasonal film that combines creepy and quirky flawlessly. The direction is complimented by a whimsical score by Danny Elfman, and Keaton is so fantastic in the role, that he is unrecognizable as the ‘BEETLEJUICE’ dirty “bio-exorcist.” The film gives us a truly Michael Keaton, impressive look at the afterAlec Baldwin, Geena Davis life filled with odd angles and acute detail. Also, “Beetlejuice” has one If you are a Burton fan, you of the most memorable dinner already know what I am talkscenes in cinema history, fea- ing about. If not, pick up this masterturing a song titled “Day-O” by piece immediately. Harry Belafonte. Look it up if you haven’t heard it. This Halloween, I can’t think of a movie that is as artistic, funny and appropriate to watch. email@example.com
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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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 MCLV2@comcast.net. 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 www.wvuiv.org.edu. 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. wvu.edu. 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 www.thefunfactory.org or e-mail CDMofWV@gmail.com.
HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year, you move in a new direction, though at times not as quickly as you might like. You are in a period of completion tied to 28 years ago. Know what you need to let go of in order to make your life work. Look at what isn’t working, and gracefully let go. If you are single, you rethink your priorities and express more interest in others and dating than you have in many years. If you are attached, the two of you will open up to a new level of understanding if you can pull back from your issues and learn to respect each other more. Tap into your instincts. They are lucky for you. ARIES can be challenging. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHH You might want to listen more than act in the morning. You will want to move a project forward after you have shored up some of the details. Pressure builds, whether you want it to or not. Still, choose your timing. Tonight: All smiles. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHH Use the a.m. to your benefit. Though many could be surprised by your actions, or you theirs, you don’t see the path through the problem. Do a better job of listening to others’ points of view this evening. Tonight: Take some muchneeded personal time. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHH Many people respond in surprising ways to you taking a stand or assuming more responsibility. Though a meeting could be full of bellyaching or sharing,
you’ll get a better lay of the land. You have the drive to complete a project. Tonight: Where the action is. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHHH You could understand a lot more of what is going on behind the scenes. You’ll see much more than in the past if you kick back and observe. Take action in the afternoon. Others respect how you approach a situation. Tonight: A must beginning.
main stable and direct. Tonight: Relax in a favorite way. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH Be sensitive to a domestic matter. You might want to shake loose, but have no possibility of it. Allow greater flow between you and those close to you. Not everything can be about work. Tonight: Let your hair down.
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHHH Together with a close associate you open up new doors and possibilities. Don’t take anything as given unless it is written and signed. Check in with an expert or two if need be. You will find answers. Tonight: Take in new vistas.
CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH Keep expressing your ideas, even if you get an off-the-wall reaction. You are laying the foundation for a new venture. Lie back in the afternoon, and see what comes toward you. You are changing, and people are changing with you. Tonight: Head home.
VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH Others will dominate the scene. Whether you fight them or join in is your choice. You will discover that by going along with their program, they can see how strong their ideas are. Have a conversation late in the day. Tonight: Dinner for two.
AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH Reach out for someone at a distance or an expert whom you trust ultimately. You might change your mind about a situation with the more information you get. Follow through on what is happening behind the scenes. Tonight: Visit with friends.
LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH You know what you are doing and where you are heading. An unexpected bump in the road could cause a problem, but it doesn’t need to be an obstacle. Network and socialize later today. Tonight: Say “yes” to an offer.
PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHHH You are all smiles and willing to give 100 percent. The unexpected occurs. You have the ability to deal with whatever comes along. Second thoughts occur in a meeting, and you might want to reverse your course. Tonight: Your treat.
SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHHH Allow your creativity to flow and flourish. Your ability to understand what is happening helps you find a solution. Understanding evolves if you can re-
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25 YEARS OF MARIO The worldâ€™s most famous plumber has a long history
by james carbone
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Nintendo has been in the console game business longer than anyone else. It defeated Atari and Colecovision, outlasted Sega and are still able to hold its own against Sony and Microsoft. Supporting it along the way has been an adventurous, mustachioed plumber Mario. Over the years, Mario has been a hero, a villain, an athlete, a racer, a kidnapping victim and a party host while traversing sewers, volcanoes, beach resorts and space, the final frontier. The character turned 25 years old this year â€“ impressive given the characterâ€™s lasting popularity. Mario was created by now legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto for the game â€œDonkey Kong.â€? Mario first appeared in 1981
as a carpenter called Jumpman who was busy traversing New York construction to save his girlfriend Pauline from his angry pet ape Donkey Kong. The next year, he was officially named Mario in the game â€œDonkey Kong Junior,â€? his only truly villainous role. He kidnapped Donkey Kong and was on the run from the apeâ€™s son, once again in the New York skyline. The year 1983 gave Mario the plumber job he is best known for, as well as a brother, Luigi, in â€œMario Brosâ€? the two must defend a sewer from crabs, flies and turtles which looked suspiciously like koopa troopas. All these games were arcade games, keeping Mario out of American households until 1985 when the world was finally graced with the Nintendo console and the game â€œSuper Mario Bros.â€?
This game introduced many elements that would become series mainstays, such as goombas, the Mushroom Kingdom, Princess Peach (back then called Princess Toadstool) and his now eternal nemesis Bowser, the King Koopa. Luigi once again played the role of second banana. In Japan, â€œSuper Mario Bros. 2â€? was more of the same, but it was decided that the game would be too difficult for American gamers. It was redesignd using a different game engine, resulting in the American â€œSuper Mario Bros. 2.â€? In this game, players could take the role of Mario, Luigi, Peach and the ever-adorable Toad to save a dreamland from the evil frog Wart. While Wartâ€™s appearances have been few and far between since, this game introduced enemies, including Shy Guy and Birdo. The game also gave Luigi a higher
jump and less friction when he ran. The Super Mario Bros. Series continued to expand over the years, with â€œSuper Mario Bros. 3â€? introducing Bowserâ€™s koopaling children and â€œSuper Mario Worldâ€? offering the largest Mario-based world yet and a new sidekick in the form of the reptilian Yoshi. It was around this time that Mario and crew started splitting up, with Mario himself appearing in the game boy games â€œSuper Mario Landâ€? and â€œSuper Mario Land 2â€? which introduced Daisy and Wario. Luigi veered off on his own in the educational game â€œMario is Missing,â€? where he must rescue his brother years before the Gamecubeâ€™s â€œLuigiâ€™s Mansion,â€? and even Yoshi receiving his own game, â€œYoshiâ€™s Island.â€? Of course, the Super Nintendo generation also introduced the first sports game of the series, â€œSuper Ma-
rio Kart,â€? where Mario, his friends, and his enemies, all jump in their go-karts to claim victory. The series has expanded as time went on, with Mario first entering the third dimension with â€œSuper Mario 64,â€? staying active in sports games like â€œSuper Mario Sluggersâ€? and â€œMario Tennisâ€? and crossing over with other Nintendo franchises in the â€œSuper Smash Bros.â€? series. Nintendo even listened to the fansâ€™ cries for Mario to return to sidescrolling-based gameplay and released the â€œNew Super Mario Bros.â€? games to keep everyone happy. While icons such as Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon have disappeared over the years, Mario has stayed strong, and, for a guy that does so much, he is still able to please, and it looks like he will for a long time. email@example.com
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Super Mario World, SNES Combines the Super Nintendoâ€™s wonderful 16-bit graphics with side scrolling fun, challenging levels and an epic final boss.
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Super Mario Land 2, Game Boy This gem features Mario returning to his castle, only to find out that Wario has taken it for himself and installed six bosses throughout the land for Mario to defeat.
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Tom Bosley, 83, dies LOS ANGELES (AP) â€” It was a constant in American television for more than a decade: Viewers could turn on their TVs and find Howard Cunningham in his armchair, reading the newspaper and providing a fatherly voice of reason to young Richie Cunningham and his friends on â€œHappy Days.â€? Tom Bosley made the role famous during the long-running sitcom, earning a place as one of the most memorable fathers in TV history. Bosley died Tuesday at the age of 83 after suffering heart failure at a hospital near his Palm Springs home. Bosleyâ€™s agent, Sheryl Abrams, said he was also battling lung cancer. His death brought fond remembrances of the nostalgic ABC show, which ran from 1974 to 1984. On Saturday, TV viewers lost another surrogate parent, Barbara Billingsley, who portrayed June Cleaver in â€œLeave It To Beaver.â€? Both shows showcased life in the 1950s â€” before Vietnam, Watergate and other tumultuous events of the â€˜60s and â€˜70s â€” when life was simpler.
â€œKids were watching their parents grow up, and parents were watching themselves grow up. And that was the key to success of that show,â€? Bosley said in a 2000 interview. Bosley initially turned down the offer for a costarring role in â€œHappy Days.â€? â€œAfter rereading the pilot script,â€? he recalled in a 1986 interview, â€œI changed my mind because of a scene between Howard Cunningham and Richie. The father/son situation was written so movingly, I fell in love with the project.â€? Viewers did too. â€œHappy Days,â€? which debuted in 1974, slowly built to hit status, becoming televisionâ€™s top-rated series by its third season. TV Guide ranked Bosleyâ€™s Howard Cunningham character at No. 9 on its list of the â€œ50 Greatest TV Dads of All Timeâ€? in 2004. The distinction puts â€œMr. C,â€? as his character was affectionately known on the show, right alongside Ward Cleaver, Andy Taylor, Dr. Huxtable and Mike Brady as some of the best-ever TV dads.
New Super Mario Wii, Wii A throwback to the days of sidescroller, this gameâ€™s addition of multiplayer makes it a great party game for everyone to enjoy.
Continued from page 5 The song ends with a clappling chant-like chorus, finalizing the Old Westernedthemed feel of the track. The album proves its share of legitimate rock, with up-tempo songs like â€œNo Moneyâ€? and â€œRadioactive.â€? Tracks â€œRadioactiveâ€? and â€œBirthdayâ€? show the most potential off the album to be the bandâ€™s next radio singles, though the majority of the bandâ€™s latest work proves to be more underground than mainstream. Another standout track, â€œPickup Truck,â€? is the bandâ€™s next witty, sex-infused single to follow up its racy hit â€œSex On Fire.â€? The new song features sharp lyrics like â€œTremblinâ€™ knees are weak, and itâ€™s cold as a hole, hug your bones
Mario Kart Double Dash, Game Boy Perhaps the best of the racing games released, the combination of team works, multiple car types and character-specific items keep the fun going.
and skin, cracklinâ€™ woods gone white, and my eyes swolled up now, I can see the light.â€? Though Followillâ€™s sound is one-of-a-kind, this works as a double-edged sword when the band compiles an album, leading to tracks that sound all a bit too similar. The band fails to step out of this box by creating overthe-top songs like track â€œMaryâ€? which is just too outthere to be appreciated. Though the group falls victim to having a sound thatâ€™s too unique, if thatâ€™s possible, and creating an album with songs that are very similar. If you like Kings Of Leon, then youâ€™ll like â€œCome Around Sundown.â€?
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Huggins gets 3 verbal commits The West Virginia men’s basketball team has received three commitments over the last two days. One of those, Jabarie Hinds, is a four-star point guard prospect as rated by Scout.com from Mount Vernon, N.Y., who verbally committed to the Mountaineers Tuesday. “West Virginia is a basketball school to me. They have a good football team, too, but the basketball team is really good,” Hinds said in July when visiting Morgantown for the Triple S HarleyDavidson Jamfest. Hinds, at 6-foot, 170 pounds, is the No. 26 point guard in the class of 2011 according to Rivals. com. Hinds chose WVU over offers from Oklahoma State and UNLV among others. He went to the LeBron James Skills Camp earlier this summer. He said his strengths are on defense and passing. He feels like he needs to improve his jump shot and floor vision. Hinds comes from the same high school as current Mountaineer forward Kevin Jones. “He’s a humble kid on the court,” Hinds said of Jones in July. “He doesn’t really say much, he just plays hard and talks to his team and wins.” Two more players committed to the Mountaineers Monday. Four-star point guard Ryan Boatright pledged to WVU. He is from Aurora East High School in Aurora, Ill. Pat Forsythe, a 6-foot10 center from Brunswick High School in Brunswick, Ohio, also verbally committed to WVU. West practices with WVU Former West Virginia guard Jonnie West practiced with the men’s basketball team Monday. He had previously left the team to focus on his studies. Team contact Bryan Messerly said West still has eligibility and “can work out and practice with the team.” Messerly said he wasn’t sure whether West has been welcomed back to the team permanently. If the Memphis, Tenn., native comes back to the team, he would be considered a redshirt senior. West averaged 1.7 points per game last season in limited action. But, he was considered the team’s best 3-point shooter. He made 45 percent of his 3-point shots last year. Women’s tennis hires an assistant coach West Virginia tennis coach Tina Samara has some help now. The Mountaineers added an assistant coach position after pre-
QUESTIONABLE CALLS Who has been the most impressive team in college football so far this year?
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The most impressive team so far this season has been Michigan State. The Spartans are also the most underrated team in the country up to this point. Despite have an unblemished 7-0 record, the Spartans are still ranked No. 7 in the BCS rankings behind six other undefeated teams. Yet, the Spartans have proven to be able to beat some of the country’s best teams. While blowout wins over Western Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Northern Colorado and Illinois won’t do anything for the team’s strength of schedule, the Spartans have proven to be a team to reckon with. The team’s first test – a home game vs. Notre Dame – turned out to be a 34-31 overtime victory to go to 3-0. Two weeks later, then-No. 11 Wisconsin came to East Lansing, Mich., for a matchup which the Badgers won 34-24. A week later, Michigan State tore apart in-state rival Michigan 34-17. Then-Heisman Trophy candidate Denard Robinson was dismantled in the loss. To make it even more impressive, MSU has won games without its head coach Mark Dantonio who had a heart attack the night of his team’s victory over Notre Dame. Still, Michigan State has persevered through all of that and continues to win games in a tough conference. Michigan State will face No. 15 Iowa Oct. 30 and do not face Ohio State or Indiana from the Big Ten Conference this year, but the Spartans have proven to be the class of the conference this year – and so far – of the country.
At the midpoint of the season, there are many teams that have been impressive, although each of those teams have had times where they have not passed the eye test. The group of impressive teams consists of Auburn, TCU, Boise State, Oklahoma and the team, in my opinion, that is most impressive, Oregon. The Ducks lead the nation in points per game with a 54.3 average, and they allow just 16.3 points-per-game – good enough for 16th in the nation. Through the first quarter of the season, Oregon had scored more than a point per minute in a stunning occurrence. One could easily make an argument that Oregon has used games against lesser opponents to pad its stats, but this team is for real. Running back LaMichael James is a legitimate Heisman Trophy contender and his stats this season jump off the page. Playing in one five of his team’s six games, James has racked up 848 yards and nine touchdowns, he is leading the nation in rushing yards per game. The Ducks can easily throw the ball around the yard pretty well despite the fact they lost star quarterback Jeremiah Masoli due to a transfer. Sophomore Darron Thomas has stepped up nicely to lead the team with 17 touchdown passes to go along with just six interceptions. Defensively, Oregon is not as impressive, but the Ducks do enough to get by. Oregon’s defense is complemented by its stellar offense, which makes them a very tough team to contend with.
The most impressive team in college football this year is right where it is supposed to be. BCS No. 1 Oklahoma has played a competitive schedule throughout its first six home games and looked impressive in every single one. There were early struggles against Utah State and Air Force but dominant wins over No. 17 Florida State and Iowa State solidify a strong squad led by a young quarterback. Quarterback Landry Jones has been nothing but effective through the air as he has become one of the most proficient quarterbacks in the nation. There are a host of receivers who can get their hands on the ball including Ryan Broyles and Kenny Stills, who have 84 receptions between the two of them. The attack doesn’t stop there. One of the most feared running backs in the country has been unleashed in 2010 and will not slow down through conference play. DeMarco Murray regressed from his stunning sophomore year in 2009 but as a senior he is back and looking better than ever. Although Coaches and Associated Press Polls are riding high on Oregon, it just hasn’t been as impressive as Oklahoma this far. The No. 1 ranked and astronomical points for category is much inflated for the Ducks as they have faced lowly competition. The Sooners have grinded out every game against heftier opponents throughout this season. Right off the bat Oklahoma has been the most impressive team in the country, the BCS computers have noticed, when will America?
With the regular season halfway complete and the release of first BCS standings, there is little doubt Boise State has been the nation’s most impressive team. Through six games, the “Smurf-Turfers” are averaging 47.5 points-per-game, more than 523 yards-per-game and have scored on 83-percent of their red-zone opportunities. Defensively, the Broncos allow the fourth fewest points in the nation with 12.3 pointsper-game. That means they are defeating opponents by more than five touchdowns on average. They allow the fewest yards per game in the country (just 210 ypg) and while maintaining the 10th-best turnover margin. Quarterback Kellen Moore is completing nearly 70 percent of his passes, with 16 touchdowns against only one interception. Talk about PlayStation numbers. And while national sports pundits attempt to downplay Boise’s competition, they’ve won and won in style. Consider this: While Boise State’s victory over Virginia Tech was allegedly marred due to the Hokies’ subsequent loss against James Madison, VT has been playing great football recently, having won five straight. In addition, Boise has defeated a competitive Oregon State team, and should steamroll the rest of the WAC. Boise State doesn’t have the depth of most other topranked teams. But so far this season, the Broncos have been the most impressive and exciting team in college football.
we’re off it, we’re brothers … It’s a tough time. We’re just trying to keep his spirits up.” West Virginia wide receiver Stedman Bailey said he prayed for LeGrand Monday night in hopes his condition would improve. “All I can do is pray about it,” he said. “This situation helps us realize we have to be more careful.” Personal foul penalties have been highly scrutinized this season in college and professional football. West Virginia has had six personal foul penalties against the Mountaineers this season – three against UNLV – for unnecessary roughness. On one occasion, a UNLV receiver was taken off the field and was seen spitting up blood. “I try my best to run a clean program, and the guys try to
live by that. I don’t like a lot of those penalties. We don’t have that here,” Stewart said. “We got called on a couple a few games ago. Believe me, I got after the youngsters. I don’t teach that. It’s become a game that becomes sometimes too physical.” WVU’s Brain Injury Research Institute published research and has made strides in brain trauma and sports injuries, particularly earlier this year when it found former Mountaineer receiver Chris Henry had brain damage due to multiple hits in the head. “The head in the game is a very specific point that people are looking at,” Stewart said of the research. “It will continue to get studied because of situations like what happened at Rutgers.” NOTES zz Starting punter Gregg Pugnetti was given a scholar-
ship this week. “He stayed with the program. He’s deserving,” Stewart said. “I’m really pleased and proud that Gregg Pugnetti was a recipient of a scholarship.” Pugnetti has punted 33 times for an average of 41.5 yards with a long of 71 yards. He is the Big East Conference’s fifth-leading punter. zz West Virginia is the lone ranked team in the Big East, which has put a target on the Mountaineers’ back. Stewart said he doesn’t necessarily believe his team is the conference favorite, and before he does, it will have to finish. “We’re 1-0 in the Big East. Yeah, we’re 5-1, and in the top 20, that’s great,” Stewart said. “But, it’s Game 2.”
mistakes. The team had eight errors in the second and fourth set, and seven in the third. They finished with 26 errors, while Duquesne managed just 13. “After the first set, we just didn’t make them play,” Kramer said. Senior libero Bonnie West
contributed 16 digs while outside hitter Serinna Russo had a game high 23 digs. Senior Abby Norman and Evans each chipped in with 11 kills. Most of the Mountaineers’ success so far this season can be credited to their defense, as WVU ranked third in the nation
with 18.5 digs per set heading into the contest. In the loss to the Dukes, though, the team only averaged 16 digs per set. “It was the easy stuff we didn’t do well,” Kramer said.
Which freshman will have the biggest impact? Out of all of the freshmen in this year’s very talented crop of newcomers, I’d have to say the one who stands out above all the rest is North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes. After missing out on the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2002-03 season, it looks like the Tar Heels will be riding Barnes all season long to try to get their team back to where they were a couple of years ago. He’s everything you could want in a pro prospect. He’s got great size and athleticism, and he has the ability to completely take over a game. He’ll definitely be in the running for National Player of the Year. What teams will make the Final Four? Barring injury, two teams will be making a return trip to the Final Four this season.
Unfortunately, one of them is not West Virginia. Duke and Michigan State will be back in the Final Four. Both of them kept the nucleus of their teams, and the Spartans will get back point guard Kalin Lucas who went down early on in their second round NCAA Tournament game against Maryland. The other two teams that will play in Houston in early April are trickier to decide. I would’ve gone with Purdue, but with the season-ending injury to star player Robbie Hummel, I can cross the Boilermakers off the list. Instead, it’s going to be North Carolina and Memphis in the Final Four. Both schools are led by very talented freshmen, Barnes and Will Barton, and both have supporting casts talented enough to help the young playmakers lead the team deep into the
Tournament. Who will cut down the nets in Houston April 4? For the second year in a row, Duke will be the last team standing when the final buzzer of the season goes off at Reliant Stadium. The Blue Devils have forward Kyle Singler and guard Nolan Smith back, and they’ve added a stud at the point in freshman Kyrie Irving. Not to mention the continued development of brothers Mason and Miles Plumlee. Duke also brings some other scorers to add depth in the backcourt in transfer sharpshooter Seth Curry and the underrated Andre Dawkins. Duke is one of the most talented and deepest teams in the country, and I’m sure I won’t be the only person picking them as national champions.
want to be successful soon. “Up to this point, in six Continued from page 10 games, we’ve been competitive,” Strong said. “But what we have to do now is learn Louisville First-year head coach Char- how to win, and that’s what lie Strong believes baby steps we’re not doing right now.” will be the key if his Cardinals Last season, the Cardinals
were last in the league in scoring with 18.1 points. They are currently second (30.7). Louisville also leads the league in rushing with 228 yards per game.
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Point guard Jabarie Hinds drives past a defender during the Triple S Harley-Davidson Jamfest earlier this year in Morgantown. viously having just a graduate assistant. Brian Sullivan was named to the position Tuesday. A native of Denver, he has coached at the national, collegiate and professional levels most recently as an assistant to Samara at Louisiana-Lafayette. “I am very excited to be working in the Big East Conference,” Sullivan said in a release. “It has always been a dream for me to coach college tennis and I am excited to have this opportunity at West Virginia.” Earlier this year, WVU Athletic Director Oliver Luck told The Daily Athenaeum the athletic department was in discussions to hire an assistant. Women’s soccer climbs into rankings The West Virginia women’s soccer team returned to the national rankings this week with a No. 23 ranking in the Soccer America poll. The Mountaineers received 30 votes. West Virginia carries an 11-4-1 record after a pair of home wins against Villanova and Georgetown last weekend. The win over the Hoyas also marked the program’s 200th win as West Virginia has run off seven consecutive victories – the most since beginning the 2006 season at 7-0. Miller tabbed Primetime Performer West Virginia women’s soccer player Blake Miller has been named a CollegeSoccer360 Primetime Performer of the Week. Miller continued her strong play as she led the Mountaineers to a pair of conference wins that secured a top 2 division finish. The St. Louis, Mo., native scored three goals and tallied one assist in a seven-point weekend. — Compiled by Tony Dobies
Wednesday October 20, 2010
Continued from page 10 jury until Stewart brought it up Sunday. “That could happen to anybody. That was sad to see, especially for a fellow defensive lineman and member of the Big East,” he said. “It’s nothing that you can think about while you’re out on the field, though. If you think about getting hurt, you probably are going to get hurt.” Fellow defensive lineman Josh Taylor said his teammates have made an effort to try to get in contact with LeGrand through e-mails, text messages or tweets to send their best wishes. “When we’re on the field, we go at it,” Taylor said of his fellow Big East opponents. “When
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double with 15 kills and 10 digs after posting 13 kills and 14 digs against Pittsburgh. The Mountaineers struggled mainly because of their own
Continued from page 10 continuing to build on success they’ve had in the past. The early favorite should be Villanova. Even though the Wildcats lost one of the greatest players in program history in guard Scottie Reynolds, the Wildcats will trot out one of the best backcourts in the country with senior guards Corey Stokes and Corey Fisher and sophomore Maalik Wayns.
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WVU thinking about LeGrand
A look ahead to basketball season The college football season is just beginning to hit its stride, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start getting ready for college basketball. The start of the year is just three weeks away with Midnight Madness taking place on campuses across the nation. With that said, here are a few storylines to pay attention to as the season draws closer. Can West Virginia make another run deep into March? Last year, the Mountaineers made an unbelievable run that would be hard for any team to duplicate, even if it had everyone coming back. It will be even tougher for the Mountaineers to accomplish a Final Four finish in 2010-11 when you consider the fact that former forwards Da’Sean Butler, Devin Ebanks and Wellington Smith are gone. We already have a good feeling about what the Mountaineers will receive from forward Kevin Jones and guards Truck Bryant and Joe Mazzulla. But a lot of the team’s success will rely on how well the guys like forwards Deniz Kilicli, Dan Jennings and John Flowers, all of whom will have much larger roles, can continue to progress into viable playmakers. Who will win the Big East Conference? Like always, there’s a chance the Big East will be among the toughest and most competitive conferences in the nation. This year, the conference could be deeper than ever now that St. John’s looks to be back on track and other schools are
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Rutgers continues on without Eric LeGrand by matthew peaslee sports writer
Rutgers defensive end Eric LeGrand holds up the ball after recovering a fumble against Norfolk State earlier this year. LeGrand was injured making a tackle on a kickoff return Saturday and sustained a horrific neck injury that has left him paralyzed below the neck.
Stew, Mountaineers’ players send condolences, prayers BY TONY DOBIES sports editor
West Virginia football coach Bill Stewart sent his condolences to the Rutgers football team and injured player Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed attempting to make a tackle Saturday in his team’s game against Army. “That’s a tough situation for Eric and the LeGrand family and college football in general,” Stewart said. “We’re hoping and praying for him.” Stewart talked to his team Sunday after receiving a call Saturday night about the injury to LeGrand. The Mountaineers’ third-year head coach said he told his team how blessed
they were to be able to play the game. “We play such a wonderful game, and we should be hurting for the Rutgers team,” Stewart said he told the team. “Invariably, there seems to be something tragic happen every year. We can only hope that Eric can get up, be able and move on.” Stewart said he had not watched the video of LeGrand’s injury and does not want to. “We sure wish him the best,” Stewart said. “We really wish Eric, his family and the entire Rutgers family the best.” Stewart has a son, Blaine, who plays football for Morgantown High School. Stewart, who has had shoulder injuries,
a broken leg and hand during his time as a player, said he prays every time his son walks out onto the football field to not have him hurt. “Football is a great, great game. In my opinion, it’s America’s game. It’s a game of people moving and bodies hitting, and that’s the problem,” Stewart said. “These young people are getting so large and so strong. The keyword here is explosive. Defensively, now, they are trying to take the helmet out of the game. Our officials are doing a great job.” West Virginia’s starting nose tackle Chris Neild said he didn’t find out about LeGrand’s in-
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It’s not often the dangers of football are realized during a game. Saturday, however, was a different story. Late in the fourth quarter in Rutgers’ 23-20 overtime victory over Army, Eric LeGrand attempted to tackle Army kick returner Malcolm Brown. LeGrand suffered a critical spinal cord injury on the play after going headfirst to make the stop and is now paralyzed from the neck down. After lying motionless on the ground for seven minutes, LeGrand was carted off the field and taken to Hackensack University Medical Center where he received stabilizing surgery Saturday night. He remains in the intensive care unit. Despite the loss to the defensive end, Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano told reporters Monday that his team has to get focused on its upcoming contest at Pittsburgh. “Eric wants everybody to keep doing what they’re doing,” Schiano said. “Everybody has to sort through their emotional feelings individually, while knowing the way to honor him is to continue to do what we do and the way we do it.” “It’s going to be a long
road and a long fight. Everybody here at Rutgers, on this team and his family believes he’s going to recover. He’s going to walk out of there.” Even with the setback, Schiano said LeGrand remains in good spirits and has received support from teammates as well as leaders of athletic programs around the country. “We want to say thank you to everyone for all of your prayers, kind words and well wishes,” said the LeGrand family in a statement. “We appreciate every single thought. Eric is in good spirits and we are praying for a full recovery.” Although Schiano said the University will not be giving daily updates on LeGrand for privacy reasons, he said that the public will be notified when there are “significant developments.” “He is a tremendous young man and a guy who’s passionate about the game of football and all the things that go into it,” Schiano said. When the Scarlet Knights take the field at Heinz Field Saturday at noon, they do so with their backs against the wall. The Panthers are coming off one of the biggest conference wins of 2010 where they rolled over Syracuse 45-14 in the Carrier Dome.
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WVU falls 2-0 at No. 5 UConn By Brian Kuppelweiser Sports Writer
Despite a loss to South Florida Saturday night, the West Virginia men’s soccer team carried a confident attitude into Storrs, Conn., for a contest against No. 5 Connecticut. Why would the Mountaineers be anything but? After all, the team was 2-0-1 this season after coming off of a loss and had Connecticut’s number over the past four seasons with a 3-0-1 record. This time, though, the Huskies (10-1-3, 4-0-2 Big East Conference) took their revenge with 2-0 victory against a reeling West Virginia (7-5-2, 3-3-0). “If we are going to make a serious run down the stretch,” said head coach Marlon LeBlanc, “we have to convert some of these great scoring opportunities instead of letting them go by the wayside.” WVU controlled most of the first-half action. The Mountaineers directed 10 shots toward UConn goalkeeper Josh Ford, who recorded his eighth shutout of the season. Defen-
seman Eric Schoenle and forward Peabo Doue had two shots on goal in the first half. The best chance of the half for the Mountaineers came on a two-on-one breakaway. But, Ford turned a shot away with his foot. “It was luck, but sometimes it is better to be lucky than good,” Ford told SNY after the game. “I kept it out of the net, so you can’t be mad about that.” Despite the amount of pressure WVU generated in the first half, it could not sneak a ball past Ford. “In the first half, we did everything but score,” LeBlanc said. “We had opportunities galore, but their goalkeeper stood on his head.” Heading into halftime, Connecticut head coach Ray Reid spoke to his team about still being in the game. “He told us we made it out 0-0, and that is the best we could ask for,” Ford said. “We got our game back after the half, and it ended up working out as we scored two goals.” Play began to pick up in the
second half with 25 minutes remaining, as the Mountaineers continued to press the issue against the Huskies. “We did push the pace in their zone defensively in the second half, and the first half was even more of an onslaught,” LeBlanc said. The Huskies broke through WVU’s defense with a hair under 15 minutes remaining in the second stanza, as forward Carlos Alvarez found the back of the net for his fourth goal of the season. Alvarez’s goal was scored on a designed play off a corner kick in which he took the ball to the corner of the box and lifted a bending ball past WVU goalkeeper Zach Johnson. Connecticut added an insurance goal at the 84:55 mark from forward Stephane Diop. It was his seventh goal of the season. “The score line was obviously unflattering because we were pushing the extra guy up and trying to find the game-tying goal,” LeBlanc said. email@example.com
Mountaineers fall to Duquesne, 3-1 by sebouh majarian sports writer
PITTSBURGH — For the second-consecutive year, the West Virginia volleyball team fell in a nonconference match at the hands of Duquesne. West Virginia (14-9, 4-2 Big East Conference) dropped the match 3-1 (20-25, 25-16, 2518 and 25-14) at the hands of the Dukes (16-6, 4-2 Atlantic 10 Conference). The Mountaineers lost by an identical 3-1 score last year at the WVU Invitational. “We went into the match with the right mindset and just didn’t execute,” said WVU head coach Jill Kramer. Despite the loss, the Mountaineers Big East Conference Tournament hopes remain strong, as the team is still ranked seventh in the conference. With the win, Duquesne has won five
consecutive matches in a row. West Virginia had a slim lead early in the first set, but Duquesne fought back to take its first lead at 16-15. WVU recovered by going on a 10-4 run to take the set 25-20. The Mountaineers were sparked on the run by senior Lauren Evans’ two-consecutive aces and three kills by junior Kylie Armbruster. The team also recorded 17 kills in the opening frame, led by seven from Armbruster The Dukes answered back in the second set by taking an early 8-4 lead. The Mountaineers would answer by capitalizing on two errors by the Dukes and tie the game at 10. With the game knotted at 13, Duquesne went on an 8-0 run en route to a 25-17 second-set win. Duquesne would carry the momentum into the third set taking a 10-2 lead, forcing Kramer to call timeout. WVU
didn’t quit, as it went on a 6-1 run to cut the deficit to 24-18. The Dukes would go on to win the set 25-18 with the help of seven West Virginia errors. Junior Kari Post recorded 13 assists in the third set on her way to 44 on the night. The teams battled back and forth in the fourth set. With the game tied at 10, the referee blew an inadvertent whistle as Post dove for a dig. The Dukes got the point, and though unsuccessful, prompted Kramer to argue with the referees. After the call, Duquesne would go on a 12-2 run and win the set 25-16. “I needed to fight for it, because we worked hard for that, and (the referee) made a poor judgment call,” she said. Armbruster recorded her second consecutive double-
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