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Friday December 3, 2010


Univ. finds student innocent of hazing No charges brought against Phi Sigma Kappa member BY TRAVIS CRUM CITY EDITOR

Ahmad Alashi, former West Virginia University Student Government Association governor, was found not guilty of hazing by a Student Conduct Board Wednesday night, according to an anonymous

source close to the hearing. Alashi, a junior international student and industrial engineering major, was arrested Nov. 14 after fleeing from police following an alleged hazing incident at the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity house, according to police reports. The Student Conduct Board could have punished Alashi with anything from a warning letter to expulsion from the University for his involvement in the alleged hazing. The Student Conduct Board

found Alashi not guilty and did not issue any type of sanction. However, the Student Contact Board can potentially bring sanction against Alashi if he is found guilty of hazing by state courts on a misdemeanor hazing charge, the source said. According to reports, University Police Department officers entered the Phi Sigma Kappa house, located at 672 North High St., at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 14 after hearing music and seeing an open door. There, they found pledges blindfolded and

covered in food. Alashi, who is a Phi Sigma Kappa member, was allegedly slapping those blindfolded in the face. He also ran from police once he was reprimanded and was identified by the other nine members involved. A warrant was out for Alashi’s arrest, and he turned himself in later that afternoon. A March 15 hearing has been set for Alashi within state court. Student Organization Services is expected to make a decision on the fraternity’s stand-

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ing by this coming Wednesday, said Ron Justice, director of Student Organization Services. Punishments range from a warning to possible expulsion, and a decision on whether the fraternity can remain on campus. Hazing is, as defined by the West Virginia State Code, “to cause any action which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of another person or persons, or causes another person or persons to destroy or remove public or

Grace Clements, center left, and WVU Children’s Hospital patient Cherish Lavoie, center right, push a button to turn on the lights around Woodburn Circle Thursday evening to kick off the start of the holiday season.

Community disappointed in Woodburn Hall not being lit BY SARAH O’ROURKE STAFF WRITER

Some students at West Virginia University and members of the Morgantown community said they were disappointed the 23-year-old tradition of lighting Woodburn Hall did not take place this holiday season but were pleased the University lit up Chitwood and Martin halls. Student Government Association Gov. Ryan Campione said the Woodburn Circle lighting starts off his holiday season as a WVU student. “I am sad Woodburn isn’t lighting up, but I’m really glad to see the administration do this rather than cancel the whole event,” he said. Former SGA Vice President Whitney Rae Peters said the new ceremony was “unique.” Peters said she hopes that the University continues to carry on the Martin and Chitwood


halls lighting in the future along with Woodburn Hall. Peters said it was her sixth year attending the lighting event. “It’s sad that Woodburn isn’t being lit my last year, and

obviously I want to continue that tradition, but I’m happy that the University is continuing to light something to start the holiday season.” Morgantown resident Melanie Whetzel said the cere-

mony didn’t feel right without Woodburn, but she understands that reconstruction needed to be done to Woodburn at some point.

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Annual Kwanzaa event teaches culture, celebration by nick ashley staff writer

Kinara, Kikombe cha Umoja and Mishumaa Saba are all symbolic aspects of the celebration of Kwanzaa. The Center for Black Culture and Research at West Virginia University held a lecture about the celebration and culture of Kwanzaa Thursday night. The guest speaker was Professor Mwatabu Okantah, a recognized poet, performer and motivational speaker who has spoken throughout the U.S., Canada and West Africa.

Okantah spoke on topics from the traditions, ceremonies and the importance of the holiday. “I truly enjoy coming here to help educate people about this important cultural celebration,” Okantah said. “Kwanzaa should be studied and practiced by younger adults to help bless themselves and others who may need our help in the world.” The Kwanzaa event has been held to educate students about the holiday for almost 10 years, said Marjorie Fuller, director of the Center for Black Culture and Research.

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Students at West Virginia University will soon be able to track their Mountie Bounty, check laundry rooms for machine availability and check their meal plans and Meals Plus balances online. The new feature of MIX is in development to allow students living in residence halls easier access to how much money they have left on their WVU IDs and other services, said Ryan Campione, Student Government Association governor. “The technology is ready and waiting to be rolled out to students right now,” Campione said. “It is currently pending due to administrative ‘red tape,’ and as soon as that is settled, it should be accessible to students.” He said he expects the service to begin early next semester. Through the service, students can receive either email or text message notifications to deposit money to their Mountie Bounty accounts with a credit card, invite others to deposit to their

Web Card Options • Deposit money to account using a credit card • Invite others to add money to Mountie Bounty • Check transaction history, account balance for Mountie Bounty and meal plan balance • Specify daily account alert notifications • Notify you when your balance is low for Mountie Bounty • Instant alerts for transactions exceeding user-defined amount, when PIN is changed • Report a card lost or found • Change a PIN • Upgrade or downgrade meal plan

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Colored spotlights shine on Chitwood Hall Thursday night after Woodburn Circle was lit to kick off the holiday season.

“Kwanzaa is a part of history and something that we should be able to identify with American history,” said Elizabeth Arlene Dooley, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs. Dooley said WVU students should be aware of other cultures and the importance of Kwanzaa for many people. Kwanzaa was first started in 1966, he said. “Kwanzaa is a unique African cultural celebration where families come together as a community to learn and rediscover themselves as an individual,”

Okantah said. Okantah said there are 20 million to 22 million people who celebrate Kwanzaa every year. The holiday is celebrated every year Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. Okantah said the purpose of the holiday is to help bring together Christians or anyone of faith to learn about themselves. Seven candles are based on the seven principles of Kwanzaa, and one is lit every night of the holiday, they are called the Mishumaa Saba, he said.

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Students to wear purple during Rutgers game in honor of student suicide BY JESSICA LEPPAR STAFF WRITER

Some students at West Virginia University are banding together in the name of tolerance by asking fellow students to wear purple during Saturday’s football game against Rutgers University in remembrance of a gay Rutgers student who committed suicide. Gerald Hildenbrand, a junior French major at WVU, created a Facebook group to honor Tyler Clementi, an 18year old Rutgers student who jumped to his death on Sept. 20 after his dormitory roommate posted a video of his sexual encounters online. “I realized that I had the power to organize something to help recognize what really sparked a lot of the nation’s awareness – Clementi’s death,” Hildenbrand said. “I got on Facebook, created a group and invited everyone I knew to engage in a simple act of respect to bring hope to people. Everyone has the power to do something great, it’s only a matter of whether or not you will allow others to

stop you.” At press time, 95 people had confirmed they will wear purple on the Facebook event. In addition to inviting members of the WVU community to join and participate, some students will also be making purple ribbons for everyone to wear, said Emily Vogel, a junior child development and family studies major. “Myself and a friend of mine are going to make ribbons to wear on the band members uniforms, if they want,” Vogel said. “We’re going to make as many as we can and then go from there.” Hildenbrand and others will also be handing out ribbons to students in front of the Mountainlair today between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. “We all have the power to stop someone from hurting themselves,” Hildenbrand said. The act of wearing purple will also bring awareness to the rash of gay teens from across the country who

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Albie Serur lights candles on the Menorah to celebrate the start of Hanukkah. Several WVU students gathered across from the Mountainlair to celebrate the beginning of the traditional celebration. Students who didn’t have a Menorah of their own were given a free one to celebrate at their homes.


of Woodburn could have been a part of the night. “I was sad because it’s my first year here, and I would have liked to see it,” she said. “I’ve seen my sister’s pictures of it, but I have yet to see it for myself.” Morgantown resident Courtney Townsend said this was her first time at the ceremony with her family, and she was disappointed her children couldn’t see Woodburn lit up for their first time, but she looks forward to seeing it next year. Townsend said the show was a bit “anticlimatic,” and she thought it would be a more elaborate show. Molly Hott, junior secondary foreign education major, sang in the ceremony with the Mountaineer Idol contestants. “I liked the ceremony. I think it was a good back up, but I still prefer the traditional Woodburn lighting, but I understand because of the construction,” she said. Hott said she enjoys seeing everyone come together to celebrate Christmas. “Compared to the tradi-

tional, gorgeous Woodburn lighting, that was a little disappointing, but it still looked pretty nonetheless,” said Alexis Claassen, sophomore chemistry major. Claassen volunteered for the WVU Children’s Hospital, and she said her favorite part was seeing Cherish Lovie and Grace Clements turn on the light switch. Erika Orlikof, freshman prespeech pathology and audi-

ology major, said she wished more lights were incorporated in the ceremony. “I thought they were going to light the other buildings like they light the Woodburn building, so there were all these lights that looked like a haunted house and less like a Christmas show,” Orlikof said. The lights will remain lit until Jan. 18.

one said. “This is a program that will greatly help out students, not only in the residence halls with laundry and dining problems, but will also be a great benefit to every student and staff member in the University who uses services such as the book store, restaurants in the Mountainlair or vending ma-

chines around campus,” Campione said. Some students said they are excited for the new service. “I’m glad the University is finally setting something like this up,” said Terrence Monroe, a sophomore computer engineering major. “I don’t usually use all of my meals, so this should help a lot.”

Some freshmen are excited to be able to check laundry availability in the dorms. “It’ll be nice to be notified when my laundry is done,” said Brian Beer, a pre-business major. “Now I can hang out in my dorm instead of wasting my time in the laundry room.”

In the same month as Clementi’s suicide, Asher Brown, Continued from page 1 13, Billy Lucas, 15, Raymond Chase, 19, and Seth Walsh, 13, allegedly committed suicide committed suicide, in each because they were bullied, he case allegedly due to being taunted about their sexuality, said.

according to ABC news. “We are all different individually, but we are all people. White, black, gay, straight, whatever,” Hildenbrand wrote on the event’s page. “We are entitled to happiness in life

and the right to pursue it. Unfortunately, many youths are losing this chance due to suicide ... It does get better, and this is my way of showing it.”

Continued from page 1 Earlier this year, a $3.2 million renovation on Woodburn Hall began to restore the roof of the building among other things. Elizabeth Roth, sophomore art education major, said she was also disappointed that Woodburn was not being lit. Roth said she came to the ceremony to see the new light show that was put on by the Theatre Department. Megan Vealey, freshman journalism major, said her favorite part of the ceremony was the light show. Molly Sherlock, freshman art major, said she was sad that Woodburn did not light up, but she still enjoyed the night despite the cold. “I was born here, and every year, I’ve seen it with all the lights on it, so it was weird to not see it lit up this year,” she said. Becky Cain, a freshman industrial engineering major, said the ceremony was very nice, but she still wished that the lighting


Continued from page 1 account, set up notifications for when their PIN numbers have been changed and know when their laundry is done. The features will be relatively easy to set up and will be run through MIX, Campi-



Mountaineer Idol finalists sing Christmas Songs Thursday evening before the lighting of Woodburn Circle.



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Continued from page 1 The candles represent unity, self-determination, collective work, cooperative work, purpose, creativity and faith. “The sixth night of Kwanzaa is when families exchange gifts to each other such as books or anything that has a special meaning to them,” Okantah replied. The candle holder, or the Kinara, is symbolic for the roots, and ancestors, he said. The unity cup, or Kikombe cha Umoja, is symbolic of the principle practice of unity

within the culture, Okantah said. The Kwanzaa flag is another key symbol; it has three colors, black, red, and green. Black stands for the people and the relationship with spirit. Red is for the struggles in life. Green is for the future and hope that comes from struggle. “I feel that this celebration is important to help deal with our values, and stay focused in our lives. We must remember how blessed that we are in life, and learn how we can help affect others in our community,” said Fuller.


W.Va. enters Dec. $121m ahead on tax revenues

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia entered December with its general revenue budget $121 million in the black while nearly a dozen other states face deficit threats totaling $10 billion, according to figures from acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s administration and a new national report. November state tax collections brought in $278 million, or $26 million more than expected. Marking the seventh straight month for better-thanprojected revenues, West Virginia is 8.2 percent ahead of its forecast for the budget year. State government has banked on raising $3.7 billion for its general revenue budget by the year’s June 30 end. It’s collected nearly $1.6 billion of that. “We continue to probably be one of the leading states in terms of revenue growth, at least in recent months,” Deputy Revenue Secretary Mark Muchow said. “Our economic variables are pretty good, at least when compared to other states.” The Tomblin administration released the tax figures Wednesday, just as a new report found other states still struggling in the Great Recession’s wake. That report also suggests West Virginia is well-positioned to balance the upcoming budget that the Legislature must craft early next year. The National Governors Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers released their latest fiscal survey of states. Among other findings, the report said 14 states have already cut $4 billion from current spending to avoid deficits. They include one of West Virginia’s

five neighbors, Pennsylvania. While states overall have seen revenues rise, the survey found 11 facing a combined $10 billion in budget gaps. “Even with a slight improvement over fiscal 2010, fiscal 2011 is expected to be another very difficult fiscal year for states,” NGA Executive Director Raymond Scheppach said in a statement. The report also warns of challenges to 2011-2012 budgets, noting that states can no longer rely on federal stimulus dollars. That will combine with slow revenue growth and rising costs to “create a cliff in fiscal 2012 and contribute to state fiscal strains,” the groups said. “Strained state budgets will be the norm for the next several years as mandated expenditures such as Medicaid continue to grow,” Scott Pattison, the state budget officers’ executive director, said in a statement. “While states will continue to fund ‘core functions’ from their general fund, they may fund other services such as parks or arts programs from different sources, including user fees.” But West Virginia may avoid that route, as well as such tough choices as tax hikes, program cuts and public worker layoffs. The survey ranked it second nationally, behind only Alaska, for the size of its revenue balance when compared to its spending. Balances include emergency reserves as well as funds left unspent from prior budget years. Mountain State lawmakers passed a balanced budget earlier this year by tapping the surplus portion, sparing the state’s “rainy day” fund.

Dominion offers changes at W.Va., Va. power plants RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Virginia Power said Thursday it is offering to close a small West Virginia coal-fired power station when it opens its larger natural-gas fired power station in northwestern Virginia, saying the move would mean cleaner air and help serve the region’s growing energy needs. The Richmond company said under an agreement with the National Park Service and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, it would close its 74-megawatt North Branch Power Station in Bayard, W.Va., when the proposed Warren County Power Station near Front Royal begins operations by early 2015. Employees at the North Branch facility would be transferred to nearby Mt. Storm Power Station. Emissions credits from the West Virginia station would help mitigate emissions from the new power station. 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

The agreement is dependent on permit approval from the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board, other regulatory approvals and the construction and operation of the proposed station. Dominion said it plans to seek permission from the Virginia State Corporation Commission next year to build the new power station, which would generate about 1,300 megawatts of electricity, or enough energy to power 325,000 homes. The company said the Warren County facility would help close a gap of 5,600 megawatts of generation needed in its service area by 2019 as identified by PJM Interconnection, which manages the grid system for a 13-state region. “Our proposed Warren County station will provide nearly 20 times more electricity than North Branch with cleaner-burning natural gas,” David A. Christian, CEO of Dominion Generation, said in a news release. “Our decision to close North Branch makes good sense for our customers and the environment.”

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A soldier selects food for breakfast Wednesday morning, at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The U.S. Army plans to get new recruits into better shape with a revamped approach to health, fitness and diet at basic training. The most visible changes will be seen in mess halls, where milk and juice dispensers will replace soda fountains and whole grains will be substituted for white bread and pasta. It’s the first substantial change to basic fitness training in the Army in decades.

Yogurt in, soda out: Army revamps training diet FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (AP) — At Army training sites across the nation, the mess hall is beginning to look different. Milk and juice dispensers are replacing soda fountains, and whole grains are being substituted for white bread and pasta. The military increasingly believes that producing quality recruits starts at the dinner table during basic training, so it has started a more emphatic effort to change their eating habits. Color-coded labels point the way to healthy items, and drill sergeants stand watch over the chow line, calling out soldiers who don’t put enough fruit on their plates. Many new soldiers have never given much thought to their diets – a problem that reflects the poor food choices of a nation with more and more obese people. “This is not (just) an Army problem,” said Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command. “This is a civilian problem that we’re receiving and fixing.” Army leaders unveiled the approach Wednesday at Missouri’s Fort Leonard Wood. It’s the first substantial change to the Army’s basic fitness training in decades. The most visible changes will be in mess halls, but the program extends beyond food to overall health and fitness. The “soldier athlete” initiative is designed to prepare recruits with training methods similar to those of elite athletes – including greater use of professional trainers, physical therapists, and strength and conditioning coaches. The system also focuses more attention on injury prevention, flexibility and mobility, coordination and aerobic endurance. Outdated exercises such as bayonet drills are being eliminated in favor of core strength workouts more commonly practiced in the aerobics studio. Healthy eating is deemed so essential that drill sergeants now include one-hour sessions on performance nutrition in addition to more traditional workouts. Many recruits “have never been told how to properly eat,” Staff Sgt. Travis Bammer said. “They think they can eat a candy bar for energy.” Army leaders report fewer injuries and higher scores on physical fitness tests at bases where the new program has been tested. Top Army leaders are watching the developments closely, Hertling said. For now, the changes are limited to basic and advance training sites – installations where Army brass has the most control over its soldiers’ behav-

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ior. But Hertling said he is fielding serious inquiries from other Army commanders, as well as counterparts in the other service branches. He even envisions a time when MREs – a dietary staple in battle zones – are similarly designed. The changes were on display Wednesday at the 787th Military Police Battalion’s dining hall, where color-coded labels helped troops pick high-nutrient, protein-laden breakfast items instead of calorie-filled dishes that would sap their energy. For generations, Army food has been considered average at best, and the diet fed to troops seldom took into account obesity or other long-range health risks. But those practices are evolving. Sugary cereals and biscuits topped with sausage gravy were still available, but so were scoops of sunflower seeds, cottage cheese, salsa, yogurt and granola bars. Drill sergeants didn’t hesitate to scold soldiers who failed to take enough fruit or who opted for two cups of coffee but didn’t include a glass of water to stay hydrated. “We’ve changed from feeding soldiers to fueling the tactical athlete,” said Hertling, a former West Point swimmer who continues to compete in triathlons. Bammer said he begins to notice a difference in the physical performance and mental acuity of troops after roughly five weeks on the improved nutritional regimen. Because the mess-hall changes are limited to training sites, soldiers serving at most other facilities around the world will still have easy access to typical military meals and to the abundance of fast food often available at bases. Hertling and other officials emphasized the need to respond to trends in diet and health that come into the military from the civilian world. More than 60 percent of recruits require immediate dental care before they can enter combat training. Female recruits report high levels of iron deficiency. And about 25 percent of soldiers starting basic training arrive with little or no organized physical training, whether team sports or even a high school physical education class. The Army is gradually rolling out the program at its five training installations – Fort Leonard Wood; Fort Sill, Okla.; Fort Benning, Ga.; Fort Jackson, S.C.; and Fort Knox, Ky. The menu changes should be in place by February. “We’re trying to change a culture,” Hertling said. Doing so could take a while.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended November on a down note Tuesday, notching their first monthly losses since August. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 46 points. It had been down as many as 110 points earlier in the day. The index pared most of its losses after President Barack Obama and Republican lawmakers promised to seek a compromise before the end of the year on extending Bush-era tax cuts. Extending the cuts would motivate investors to hold stocks since they wouldn’t be subject to higher capital gains taxes next year. It would also encourage companies to continue paying dividends, which are taxed at a more favorable rate. The Dow ended November

with a loss of 1 percent. It had rallied through September and October on hopes that a bondbuying program by the Federal Reserve would boost the economy. The Dow reached its highest point of the year on Nov. 5, two days after the Fed announced its $600 billion economic stimulus plan. Stocks have fallen since then on worries about Europe’s debt troubles. Ireland on Sunday became the second European country after Greece to require a bailout this year. The euro briefly fell below $1.30 for the first time since mid-September after investors sold off government bonds from Spain, Portugal and Italy. The bailout of Ireland’s banks hasn’t been enough to assuage worries that other weak European countries will also need

to be rescued. John Briggs, a fixed income analyst at RBS, said the concerns about weak members of the euro zone are spreading faster than governments can react. “It’s becoming more of a system-wide issue and the currency decline continues to accelerate day after day,” he said. “Until we get some kind of systemic response, it’s likely to continue.” The Dow Jones industrial average fell 46.47, or 0.4 percent, to close at 11,006.02. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 7.21 or 0.6 percent, to 1,180.55. The Nasdaq composite index dropped 26.99, or 1.1 percent, to 2,498.23. The S&P 500 fell 0.2 percent in November, the Nasdaq 0.4 percent.

Economic reports Tuesday did not present a clear picture of where the economy was headed. The Standard & Poor’s S&P/Case-Shiller index showed that home prices are falling faster in the nation’s largest cities. However, the Conference Board said its index of consumer confidence jumped to a five-month high in November. In corporate news, Google Inc. fell 4.5 percent after European regulators launched an antitrust probe into the online search giant. Bank of America Corp. lost 3.2 percent on fears that Wikileaks may release copies of the bank’s internal documents. Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, told Forbes magazine that his group will release thousands of documents from a major U.S. bank early next year.



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Hazing should be taken more seriously Ahmad Alashi, a former Student Government Association governor, was found not guilty on hazing charges following a Wednesday night hearing by the Student Conduct Board. According to reports, University Police Department officers entered the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity house, located at 672 North High St., at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 14 after hearing music and seeing an open door. There they found pledges blindfolded and covered in

food. Alashi, who is a Phi Sigma Kappa member, was allegedly slapping those blindfolded in the face. He also ran from police once he was reprimanded and was identified by the other nine members involved The results of the hearing are absurd, considering the police clearly stated they witnessed Alashi in the act. The Student Conduct Board neglected their duties to maintain honest order and to punish someone who ob-

viously ignored West Virginia University policies. Alashi needs to be held responsible for his actions. What kind of message does this give to other students of this University? It shows actions against University policies aren’t taken seriously, and consequences should not be expected. Further, the actions of the Student Conduct Board show to community members outside of the University that students are free to follow poli-

cies at their convenience, and they have no worries of breaking the law. This is not the message we want to be sent on behalf of the University. All students are required to respect the law and the policies set forth by the University. Any time a student is caught purposely neglecting policies, proper actions should be taken. If Alashi is innocent of all accusations, he should not have run from the police and resigned from his position as

an SGA governor. Alashi is innocent in the University’s eyes. He will, however, have to prove his innocence once again March 15 when he faces a state court. Now that other fraternities and sororities see how hazing is actually brushed off by the Student Conduct Board, possible future incidents are likely to occur, which will only bring more shame to the University.

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Towing in Morgantown represents borderline criminal behavior jeremiah yates Associate opinion Editor

The lack of parking in Morgantown is not news to those who have lived here for any period of time. The battle residents frequently find themselves in with tow truck drivers is, truly, a known pain in the ass. Parking is expensive, as are the towing fees, for those who park illegally. So, just make sure those high parking rates are paid and all will be well… right? Over the holiday break, I left my apartment for a night of relaxation on Wednesday. Thursday morning, when I returned home, I was dropped off so I could get showered and ready for Thanksgiving

dinner with my girlfriend’s family. I prepared myself as quickly as I could, so her family wouldn’t have to wait. But, to my surprise, as I walked out into the parking lot outside of my apartment building, my car was not there. Instantly, I knew my car had been towed, and retrieving it would be difficult. My first action was to call the towing company. I called and asked if they had my car. After the guy said yes, I asked him why and then began explaining to him that I lived there and he had no reason to tow my car. When he hung up on me, my frustration doubled instantly. I called the towing company back and asked if I could come get my car; surprisingly he said no because it was a holiday. I had to wait until

Monday. I admit, my tone was a bit hostile toward the tow truck driver, but who wouldn’t be upset after being towed, hung up on and stranded on Thanksgiving? I realized my only defense would come from the men in uniform, the supposed “honest police.” The sheriff ’s office explained to me there was nothing they could do about the issue. My car was towed on private property, and I would have to pay the bill and then go through magistrate court to be compensated. Tow companies are shielded by the law to perform what should be illegal activities. They can tow a car with no cause and hold it until the bill is paid. Towing companies know people would rather

just pay $100 to $200 towing bills than deal with the magistrate court. In the end, you will still have to pay money out of pocket for legal fees. The sheriff’s deputy understood my claim and said he would give the towing guy “a stern talking to,” because he has had several complaints about the towing company. The officer said they towed my car because my parking pass was invalid, and he couldn’t do anything about it, so I waited until Monday to talk to my apartment complex manager about getting my car back. Following a weekend of bumming rides and cursing my apartment complex and the towing company, I was able to retrieve my car. But it wasn’t as easy as the manager at my apartment complex made it out to be.

He said I would be able to just go and pick up my car with no problems. I had a friend drive me to the towing garage. We pulled into the parking lot and I asked my friend to stay until I got my car. I walked up to the men standing around a truck in front of the building. I told the men who I was and immediately there were problems. The guy I spoke with on the phone said I owed him an apology for calling him on Thanksgiving. I tried to explain that I just wanted my car so I could leave and after that they threw me off the property. I figured that if I called the police this time, they would be able to help me, since they obviously had my car for no reason. Again, I was very wrong. While on the phone with the Morgantown police sta-

tion, a police car pulled into the lot. The officer drove past me and talked with the tow truck drivers. After a few minutes with them, he drove over to where I was standing and said I had to apologize to the men. I asked him if it was the law that I apologize and he said no, but it wasn’t the law that they had to give my car back to me. After arguing with the cop and almost ending up in cuffs, I apologized to the men. I felt violated on all levels. I was the one who was wrongfully towed and stranded on Thanksgiving, and I had to apologize to them. There is no justice in this world, at least not in Morgantown where towing and parking are the cash crops. When tow truck drivers have more power than police, we are all screwed.

The world is another step closer to a finding a cure for cancer Joseph Singh The Dartmouth uwire The answer to curing cancer may lie in the capabilities of the human immune system as opposed to current chemical treatments, according to a new study published by researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The study, published Nov. 15 in Clinical Cancer Research, used tumors found in cancer patients to develop individualized vaccines that induce immune responses to cancers. The research centers around dendritic cells – immune cells that constitute part of the human immune system, according to Richard Barth, the principal investigator for the study. Dendritic cells locate and alert the immune system to anti-


gens in the body, allowing it to fight off disease. Researchers developed individual vaccines for patients with colon or rectal cancer, using proteins from the tumors and dendritic cells grown from patients’ blood samples, he said. “What we’re trying to do is boost or develop a new immune response against these cancer cells by providing a sort of strong signal in the form of a dendritic cell vaccine to the immune system,” Barth said. “We’re trying to stimulate what might have been in patients just an inadequate immune response to this tumor initially.” Barth performed tumor removal operations on 26 patients with colorectal cancer to reduce the scope of the cancer in each patient and increase the potential effectiveness of the vaccine. The vaccine, delivered to patients a month after surgery, showed positive results in the majority of cases,

the study found. Previous studies exploring the same topic have been largely ineffective because of the magnitude of the tumors the dendritic cell vaccines have tried to combat, according to Barth. “Most of the studies in patients have used dendritic cells as vaccines to treat patients that had large measurable tumors,” he said. “The thing that we’re doing in this study that’s specifically different is that we’re trying to treat patients when their tumor burden is minimal.” Colon or rectal cancer commonly spread to the liver, requiring a surgery to remove the cancers – called metastases – which is only successful one-quarter to one-third of the time, Barth said. The low success rate is due to microscopic tumors present in the liver or lungs at the time of surgery, which subsequently grow to lethal sizes.

The purpose of the study was to look at the dendritic cell vaccine treatment’s effect on cancer patients with tumors less than one half-millimeter in size. “What we’re trying to do with the vaccine is to treat tiny tumors, like those where the magnitude of the immune response that we can generate with a vaccine like this might be commensurate with that level of tumor burden,” Barth said. The study examined two main questions. The first was whether or not the vaccine would induce an immune response in patients by provoking T-cells, a type of white blood cell that fights invading cells such as tumors. Sixty percent of those who received the vaccine generated an anti-tumor response – a surprisingly good outcome, Barth said. The second question concerned the level of survival without the recurrence of can-

cer in patients whose immune systems responded well to the vaccine. After five years, 63 percent of those whose bodies generated responses to the vaccine no longer had any tumors. During the same period, only 18 percent of those whose bodies did not respond to the vaccine survived recurrencefree, according to the study. “That is not something that has been shown by others in dendritic cell vaccine work,” Barth said. Barth said that alternative explanations for the success of the vaccine – such as the potential prevalence of smaller metastases in those who responded positively to the vaccine – hold little weight. “You can’t explain this based on clinical differences,” he said. “If you look at the clinical characteristics of those who had immune responses compared to those who didn’t, there was no difference between the two groups.”

More work remains before the vaccine can be delivered outside of clinical trials, however. “This study isn’t definitive enough for us to say that everyone with colon cancer that spreads to the liver should get the vaccine,” Barth said. “A next possible step would be to compare this vaccine with just dendritic cells which have not been pulsed with tumor antigens as a control.” The results of the study are “very suggestive” that the treatment will become a potential vaccine, according to Barth. The individualized nature of treatment makes it very appealing for treating the varying manifestations of cancer in different patients. “This is a non-toxic treatment, and it’s a personalized treatment,” he said. “Some of the chemotherapy that is given to cancer patients is non-specific.”





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Ticket sellers not representatives of WVU Tickets being sold are valid, comedy club rep says by mackenzie mays associate a&e editor

West Virginia University officials have confirmed imposters distributing promotional tickets throughout classrooms for Dangerfield’s Comedy Night Club are not affiliated with the University.

Students have reported representatives, claiming to be with the Department of University Events, have been selling the tickets to students at the beginning and end of classes. “We don’t have any affiliation with this. This is a total surprise to us and the first our department has heard of it,” said Robin Yorty, executive director of the Department of University Events. Public Relations Specialist for WVU Arts and Entertainment, Ali Daly, also confirmed

the tickets are not being sold through that branch of the University. “WVU Arts and Entertainment has no affiliation with Dangerfield’s Comedy Club, and none of our employees have been speaking to classrooms about, or in representation, of the club,” Daly said. Roger Neptune, Classroom Technology director for the University, said he received an e-mail from a faculty member alerting him of the situation. The e-mail stated people claiming to represent the “Of-

fice of University Events” have been addressing large-enrollment classes, asking professors to speak to students about a deal on the comedy club tickets. “Before class, they came in and said they were with WVU Special Events and had taken a trip with students last year that was extremely successful and got the chance to see Dane Cook and Chris Rock perform,” said Stephen Eskins, a senior multidisciplinary studies major. Eskins purchased tickets in

his Communications 105 class Tuesday morning. Sophomore pre-forensics and investigative sciences major, Clay Austin, said the same people presented the promotional offer to his Biology 115 class, claiming to be with “WVU Special Events.” “They said they were offering the tickets for much cheaper, at a rate of two for $10 that are usually sold two for $50,” Austin said. A representative of Dangerfield’s Comedy Night Club confirmed the promotional tickets

are valid through 2013 but are distributed through an outside promotional company. “It’s not alright for them to misrepresent themselves. They are gaining access to the students under false pretenses, and we clearly don’t condone that,” said John Bolt, director of WVU News and Information Services. “We encourage professors to be sure that those who ask for access to classrooms are in fact who they say they are.”

Russell Brand continues to explore life in ‘Booky Wook 2’ JAMIE CARBONE CAMPUS CALENDAR EDITOR

Russell Brand is an interesting character. His first autobiography, “My Booky Wook,” detailed his drug addiction, his firing at MTV and his eventual stint in rehab, all the while trying to become famous. The sequel, “Booky Wook 2: This Time It’s Personal,” detail Brand’s life once he finally has the fame he’s long desired, as well as his dealings with various celebrities and his addiction to something else, sex. The book is broken up into chapters detailing his work on films such as “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and his hosting gigs, such as MTV’s “Video Music Awards,” with greater sections breaking up the book. Each section details a different time in his life. There are occasional chapters dedicated to an actress that Brand had a crush on, such as his romances with model Kate Moss and “Bedtime Stories” co-star Teresa Palmer, as well as his unrequited love for Helen Mirren and how he came to fall head over heels for now

wife Katy Perry. One of the more heartbreaking events featured in many chapters is his eventual falling-out with comedy partner and friend Matt Morgan, the man who helped Brand reach the level of notoriety he has today, yet is almost completely unknown to those in America. Of course, Brand also gives his take on “Sachsgate,” where he and television host Jonathan Ross harassed “Fawlty Towers” star Andrew Sachs, a story that took British media by storm. It is nice to get the perspective of the man causing all the mischief. “Booky Wook 2” takes all sort of sexy, wacky tales readers would expect from a Hollywood star and shows them from the perspective of a somewhat paranoid comedian who listens more to his crotch than his brain. It’s a perspective that is truly enjoyable. Brand’s dialogue-esque way of writing, first showcased in the original “Booky Wook,” continues to be both charming and endearing to the writer as he writes with his emotions and thoughts instead of using any kind of style guide. My favorite tales are always the ones where he mentions

pop star Perry, as you can almost feel the love he has for her come out of the pages. While this book may be an enjoyable, drama-filled read, it can be confusing at times. The chapters don’t necessarily follow any kind of order, with Brand mentioning filming “Get Him to the Greek” at one point and then, quite a number of chapters later, mentioning the cast readings, as if that event took place after the filming. That, of course, doesn’t make any sense. I also wonder how much of the book can be truly believed. Clearly the events listed in the book happened, there are TV specials and newspaper stories to corroborate that, but Brand’s responses to various situations may not have been genuine at the time and instead added into the book as an after thought. I mean, who remembers what they thought four years ago while getting laid? Yet this isn’t a detraction of the book, as, regardless, it is a fun read, but it makes me wonder if there should be a section at bookstores labeled “Non Fiction-ish.”

rounding your self with co-workers. You do not have to show up in a pressed suit with your hair tied back, but do invest in a killer dress with an understated look. Instead of metallic and sequins, try an elegant lace dress and loose curls. Mallory Mueller, junior marketing major said “you can dress slightly flashier compared to the office by wearing bold colors and more accessories, to create a fun yet professional look.” Do not introduce your weekend side Your office party will be a great time, but there is a line that must not be crossed between you and your co-workers. If you are a wild party animal at heart who dresses conservatively to work, do not take this opportunity to wear your leather mini dress, purple hair extensions, nose ring or show off your tattoo. Even though you are at a celebration, remember that you are still at work. If there is alcohol being consumed at the party, do not hesitate to order a drink if you want to, but don’t overdo it. As Mueller said, “there is a time and a place for everything.”


‘Doctor Who’ tackles ‘A Christmas Carol’ by david ryan A&E writer

How to maintain that professional look at your next party or function you would to work, but have a little more fun with your ensemble. Amy Rogers, senior philosMEGAN PUGLISI ophy/marketing major, says A&E WRITER “make sure you know the details of an event beforehand so you can dress appropriately to catch While shopping for new party the positive attention from your duds is an exciting part of the awesome clothes.” holiday season, an office celebration is not a reason to buy an Do wear appropriate outfit that you might wear out garments with friends. The biggest fashion no-no is Maintaining your perceived wearing visible bra straps and professional look this year, and panty lines. It is extremely unperhaps even elevating it, can be appealing to witness bra straps easily done by following these tangled in tops and underwear tips to dressing appropriately for hanging out from a pair of pants. a professional party. If your dress requires a strapless bra, purchase one. If you are Don’t show too much skin looking for a smooth appeal unCompany and internship par- der your dress, look into a pair of ties are fun and relaxing affairs no-show underwear that can be that give you and your co-work- purchased at Victoria Secret or ers a chance to unwind and build a pair of Spanx, found in any derelationships outside of your ca- partment store. reer-based conversations. It is important to arrive to any If you are already friends with occasion looking your best, and your co-workers, the excitement that starts with what is underto want to get dolled up to cele- neath your clothes. brate heightens. Save the bling for the tree However, don’t forget you are still at work. If a skirt would be This season, metallic and seconsidered too risqué for the of- quins are a hit, but leave them at fice, it’s still probably too reveal- home for this celebration. Although these are trendy ing for the celebration. Dress with the same level of items, looking professional is alprofessionalism to the party as ways the best choice when sur-

From left: Michael Gambon, Matt Smith and Katherine Jenkins star in ‘Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol.’

If a 907-year-old Time Lord from Gallifrey turns up during your Christmas festivities, there’s only one thing you can do: Run. After four special Christmas episodes – including a two-parter that ended his life – the Doctor returns for another festive jaunt this holiday. “Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol” airs on BBC America Christmas Day at 9 p.m. and gives the world another take on the Charles Dickens classic. “Doctor Who” tells the story of a wandering hero – the Doctor – as he travels across time and space in an English police box. This time, it’s Christmas Eve, and all is not well. Newlyweds Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) are trapped on a plummeting space liner. As usual, it’s up to the Doctor (Matt Smith) to save the day. Unfortunately, the only man who can help save them and the 4,000 souls on

board is a Scrooge-like figure known as Kazran Sardick (Michael Gambon). “It’s all your favorite Christmas movies at once, in an hour, with monsters,” said executive producer Steven Moffatt. “And the Doctor. And a honeymoon. And ... Oh, you’ll see. I’ve honestly never been so excited about writing anything. I was laughing madly as I typed along to Christmas songs in April.” The episode is still rooted to the classic special, however. “It feels very Dickensian, set in a mad futuristic world, and it evolves into something even more magical than your classic monster Doctor Who episode,” Smith said. The Doctor must take him back in time (ala “A Christmas Carol”) to save Amy and Rory and the citizens of the futuristic world. Oh, and there’s apparently a shark, too. “The episode features a wonderful shark, which I was very excited about,” Smith said. “I’ve always wanted to explore the aquatic; view-

ers can expect ‘Jaws’ with a twist.” The episode is Smith’s first Christmas special as the 11th actor to play the role of the Doctor. Welsh Opera singer Katherine Jenkins makes her acting debut in the special, starring as the mysterious Abigail Pettigrew. “It certainly felt very Christmas-sy when we were filming it in July,” she said. “The story is very emotional, which I hope is going to touch people. I play the part of Abigail, a young woman who has been frozen in an ice chamber.” Christmas specials have become a staple of the show since its return in 2005. However, this is the first time the show has aired the same day in America as it does in England. “I’ve always wanted to be part of the Christmas ‘Doctor Who’ experience,” reveals Matt, “And I think this is certainly one of the most Christmassy and inventive ‘Doctor Who’ stories so far.”




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CHRISTIAN STUDENT FELLOWSHIP hosts free dinner at 6:15 p.m. followed by a worship service at 7 p.m. at 2901 TOMCHIN PLANETARIUM will University Ave. For more information, present the holiday show “‘Tis contact Gary Gross at grossgary@yaThe Season” at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. in Room 425 of Hodges SIGMA THETA EPSILON, a National Hall. Admission is free, but reserChristian Service Fraternity, would like vations are required and can be to invite any men interested in the framade be calling 304-293-3422, ternity to attend its meeting at 5 p.m. ext. 1443. Tomchin Observatory at the Campus Ministry Center. For will be open at 7:30 p.m. for pubmore information, e-mail sigmathetlic viewing on the same night. CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 8:30 a.m., 10 Today a.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. All are GLOBAL AWARENESS HONORS welcome. COURSE will be presenting posters SINGLE ADULT DINNER for the relating to a global issue from 11:30 never-married, widowed and divorced a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Mountain- is held at 5 p.m. More information, call eer Room of the Mountainlair. Light 866-948-6441 or visit www.SingleForefreshments will be served.


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VERA BRADLEY BINGO will be at 1 p.m. in Room 1905 at the WVU Health Sciences Center. Ticket admission is $20, and all profits will be donated to the American Cancer Society. For more information, contact Sarah Embrey at or 330-432-8222.

MON GENERAL HOSPITAL needs volunteers for the information desk, pre-admission testing, hospitality cart, mail delivery and gift shop. For more information, call Christina Brown at 304-598-1324. WELLNESS PROGRAMS on topics such as nutrition, sexual health and healthy living are provided for interested student groups, organizations or classes by WELL WVU Student Wellness and Health Promotion. For more information, visit wellness. WELL WVU STUDENT HEALTH is paid for by tuition and fees and is confidential. For appointments or more information, call 304-293-2311 or visit NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets nightly in the Morgantown and Fairmont areas. For more information, call the helpline at 800-766-4442 or visit ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets daily. For help or a schedule, call 304291-7918. For more information, visit CARITAS HOUSE, a local nonprofit organization serving West Virginians with HIV/AIDS, needs donations of food and personal care items and volunteers to support all aspects of the organization’s activities. For more information, call 304-985-0021. CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING SERVICES are provided for free by the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. A walk-in clinic is offered weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services include educational, career, individual, couples and group counseling. Please visit to find out more information. SCOTT’S RUN SETTLEMENT HOUSE, a local outreach organization, needs volunteers for daily programs and special events. For more information or to volunteer, contact Adrienne Hines at vc_srsh@hotmail. com or 304-599-5020. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN needs volunteers. WIC provides education, supplemental foods and immunizations for pregnant women and children under 5 years of age. This is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. For more information, contact Michelle Prudnick at 304-598-5180 or 304-598-5185. FREE RAPID HIV TESTING is available on the first Monday of every month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Caritas House office located at 391 Scott Ave. Test results are available in 20 minutes and are confidential. To make an appointment, call 304-2934117. For more information, visit www.

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

Every Saturday OPEN GYM FOR VOLLEYBALL is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center. No commitment or prior experience is necessary. Just show up and play. For more information, contact Mandy at mhatfie3@mix. CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 5 p.m. TRADITIONAL KARATE CLASS FOR SELF-DEFENSE meets at 10:30 a.m. in Multipurpose Room A of the Student Recreation Center.

Every Sunday TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH offers services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The church is located on the corner of Spruce and Willey streets. WVU WOMEN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE CLUB TEAM holds practice at 3 p.m. at St. Francis Fields. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS offers a service for students at 10 a.m. at the chapel on Willey Street. For more information, call 304-296-7538. WVU HILLEL offers a Bagel Brunch at 12:30 p.m. at the Hillel House at 1420 University Ave. For more information or a ride, call 304-685-5195. MOUNTAINEERS FOR CHRIST hosts college worship from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Christian Student Center at 2923 University Ave. PAINTBALL TEAM practices at Mountain Valley Paintball Park. For more information, visit or e-mail

information along with instructions for regular appearance in the Campus Calendar. These announcements must be resubmitted each semester. The editors reserve the right to edit or delete any submission. There is no charge for publication. Questions should be directed to the Campus Calendar Editor at 304-293-5092. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a United Way agency, is looking for volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-on-one community-based and school-based mentoring programs. To volunteer, contact Sylvia at 304-983-2823, ext. 104 or email 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 304598-6094 or e-mail LITERACY VOLUNTEERS is seeking volunteers for one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and English as a second language. Volunteer tutors will complete tutor training, meet weekly with their adult learners, report volunteer hours quarterly, attend at least two in-service trainings per year, and help with one fundraising event. For more information, call 304-296-3400 or email CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. MOUNTAINEER SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM is an all-volunteer nonprofit that promotes spay/ neuter to reduce the number of homeless pets that are euthanized every year. M-SNAP needs new members to help its cause, as does ReTails, a thrift shop located in the Morgantown Mall. For more information, go to 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, e-mail Daniel at ivcfwvu@ or visit the IVCF website at THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE meets on the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon at Hatfields in the Mountainlair. All students and faculty are invited. For more information, e-mail THE CHEMISTRY LEARNING CENTER, located on the ground floor of the Chemistry Research Laboratories, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. THE M-TOWN MPOWERMENT PROJECT, a community-building program run by and geared toward young gay or bisexual men 18 to 29, is creating an environment in the Morgantown community where young men can feel empowered to make a difference in their lives. Mpowerment also focuses on HIV and STD prevention education. For more information, call 304-319-1803. THE MORGANTOWN FUN FACTORY, a nonprofit organization, is looking for volunteers to work at the Children’s Discovery Museum of West Virginia. For more information, go to or e-mail CDMofWV@ CHRISTIAN HELP, a nonprofit that offers free resources to the less fortunate, is in need of volunteers to assist with its programs. For more information, call 304-296-0221.

HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year, much that comes to fruition stems from reflection and an innate thoughtfulness. Treasure your time alone, as it will give birth to many great ideas. You will remain more centered than in the past. Your domestic life proves to be a source of continual happiness. Many of you will move in new directions, buy new homes, add to your family or even live with someone for the first time. If you are single, romance blooms spring 2011. Know that this is a special period in which you could attract someone quite unique. If you are attached, the two of you renew your vows in spirit in 2011. SCORPIO understands you. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Move through a problem decisively and firmly. Deal directly with the person who might be involved. Keep reaching out for others. Your sixth sense homes in on the bottom line once others share. Tonight: Choose a special restaurant or place. Be with a favorite person. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHH Defer to others quickly. Sometimes it is better that others take on more responsibility. A meeting or get-together proves to be a joyous occasion. The unexpected hits with someone who is angry and demanding. Tonight: Just don’t be alone. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHH Work with someone directly and understand what is going on. A must appearance could add pressure to a partnership. You might want to venture out without this

person. A little nurturing could reverse this issue. Tonight: Don’t push beyond your limits. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHHH Keep reaching out for those at a distance. Your ability to get past what others think are necessary steps might not always help. Streamline issues, and root out the real problem behind the scenes. Tonight: Switch modes. Time to play. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Express your feelings directly. Your creativity will start to flourish if you are coming from your authentic self. Those who relate on a one-on-one level with you respond positively to your resourceful ideas and conversations. Tonight: Not far from home.

centering might blow you away. Touch base with a child or loved one. If you are artistic, just let it happen. Tonight: You deserve your reputation as a wild thing. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHH Understand that not everything is meant to be shared or discussed. In fact, sometimes it is easier to let others tell you what they know or think. Helping them process could be more important. Tonight: Keep it private. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH Conversations lead you in a new direction. At first you could be jolted by information that heads your way. Rethink a situation, and zero in on what feels right. A conversation opens up a friendship or association. Tonight: TGIF.

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH Your style can be efficient or critical. If someone flees the scene when you are speaking about details, perhaps your efficiency has evolved to pickiness. Bring this issue up for discussion, and you’ll gain the confidence of others. Tonight: Hang at a favorite haunt.

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHH Your stand and ability to handle a lot of responsibilities and understand an excess of information puts you in a position where you might not be comfortable. Use your instincts and good sense with a money offer. Tonight: Could be a late one.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHH Center yourself and press forward. Though at first you might be uncertain about a situation, you’ll come up with great results. Yes, you have stamina and energy, but how much can you really take on? Remember, you also need to relax. Tonight: Do for yourself first.

PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHHH Allow your imagination to soar. The more ideas that are substantiated by information that comes forward, the greater the choices. This statement might refer to something as simple as your weekend plans. Tonight: Take off if you can.

SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHHH Simply follow what seems to be the best course. Your judgment is fine-tuned. The results you get from this type of

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WVU seniors pass the torch J.T. Thomas’s career has come full circle. West Virginia’s senior linebacker remembers coming in as a bright-eyed, admittedly immature freshman stepping foot into a history-rich football program. Now, some five years later, he is ready to leave West Virginia as one of the most prolific linebackers in school history. Thomas is just one of 20 seniors who will walk through the tunnel onto Mountaineer Field for the last time Saturday. This senior class has experienced many ups and downs. A coaching change, a BCS bowl win, heartbreaking losses but most importantly forming a bond with more 100 other members of the team will define the accomplishments these players have earned in their tenure as Mountaineers. However, Thomas realizes that this isn’t goodbye; it’s simply the end of another chapter in WVU’s storybook. “There are so many emotions involved with the game and football and just being a part of it,” he said. “It’s how West Virginia becomes a part of you.” With 37 wins behind him, and what he anticipates to be two more, Thomas admits reality has set in. His time as a college athlete is drawing to a close, and there is a world of opportunities ahead of him. It’s time to move on. This scenario is nothing new. All athletes at any level must go through an aging process and leave behind a team that meant so much to them personally, for so long. More often than not, solace can be taken in the fact there is always a crop of players chomping at the bit for their time in the limelight that their predecessors experienced. Fortunately, this is the case for the Mountaineers. On both sides of the ball, WVU will be returning a plethora of talented players who began to make their mark on the program this season. The offense is solidified with a unique attack of speed and power with running back Shawne Alston and slot receiver Tavon Austin. Quarterback Geno Smith has played like a seasoned veteran throughout the year, as well. The defense takes a hit, losing seven starters on the thirdranked unit in the country. Flashes of brilliance have been seen in returning players like safety Terence Garvin, linebacker Najee Goode, safety Robert Sands and safety Eain Smith. Thomas and the rest of the departing defense’s heralded play will surely be missed, but also the keynote leadership the senior squad has displayed over the past year will not soon be forgotten. Goode described the future as a “role reversal,” as he becomes the new Thomas for a young defense coming in. The “out with the old, in with the new” mentality occurs every year, and Thomas knows of the most unique way to depict the procedure of passing on the reigns of the team to another group of players. “It’s like your spending a lot of money on a car,” he describes. “You shine it up. You get new wheels for it, get a nice sound system, got all your nice stuff going on and somebody takes it. You feel like they’ve took a part of you because you put so much into it.” This senior class has

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Rutgers, UConn in WVU’s way Mountaineers have shot at BCS, but need some help this weekend BY BRIAN GAWTHROP ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR

As easy as it may be to overlook their game against Rutgers and dream about bowl-game scenarios, the 20 seniors who will be playing in their last game at Mountaineer Field Saturday have prayed for time to crawl this week. “Everybody is kind of embracing that this is the last time we’ll be doing things,” said senior linebacker J.T. Thomas. “A lot of the seniors are really more focused than they usually are

because we’re all thinking, ‘hey, it’s my last time on Mountaineer Field.’ “We’re going to try and make it a special one.” West Virginia needs a win over the Scarlet Knights, Saturday, to secure at least a share of the Big East Conference Championship, which would be the program’s first since the 2007 season. In order to earn a berth in their first BCS Bowl game since that year, the Mountaineers need South Florida to upset Connecticut in Tampa. “If we don’t take care of

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The Mountaineers enter having won three-straight games after being in the cellar of the conference standings following their loss to the Huskies on Oct. 29. Now, the Scarlet Knights are at the bottom of the Big East with a 1-5 league record, 4-7 overall. Rutgers has lost its last five games, but the West Virginia senior class knows from experience that it can’t be thinking about its bowl destination. The group was freshmen on the 2007 team that allowed its national championship berth to be erased with an upset to a below-average Pittsburgh team in the final game of the regular season. Eleven current seniors played in the game while tail-

Rutgers (4-7, 1-5)

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our game this weekend, it all doesn’t matter anyways,” said slot receiver Jock Sanders. “I probably won’t even watch the (Connecticut) game, just because I want someone to call or text me so I can really feel good about it.”

back Noel Devine and defensive tackle Scooter Berry started. “Everyone knows that Rutgers is in last place in the Big East,” Thomas said. “But this is also Rutgers’ bowl game. “Hopefully this Saturday we’ll be rejoicing in victory and not getting spoiled on senior day, like we have done to other opponents.” West Virginia holds a 31-4-2 record all-time against the Scarlet Knights and has never lost to RU in Morgantown. Rutgers and head coach Greg Schiano typically rely on their stout defense to carry the team, but the Scarlet Knights have been victim to 11 season

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No. 10 WVU 90 | ELON 51

Mountaineers’ offense explodes vs. Phoenix

Repella finds 3-point shot in victory By Matthew Peaslee Sports Writer

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West Virginia’s Vanessa House guards Elon’s Ali Ford in the Mountaineers’ 90-51 win Thursday.

Four score in double figures as Mountaineers improve to 7-0 BY MICHAEL CARVELLI SPORTS WRITER

The No. 10 West Virginia women’s basketball brought all of the momentum it gained from the its tournament in the Virgin Islands back to Morgantown. The Mountaineers used an onslaught of bombs from beyond the arc, and solid play by co-captains Madina Ali and Liz Repella, to run away from Elon with a 90-51 win Thursday night at the WVU Coliseum. “I thought coming off of that tournament, we were going to be a little tired,” said West Virginia head coach Mike Carey, “but, we came out, and we were hitting.” From the opening tip, it was all West Virginia. After falling behind 2-0 on the Phoenix’s first possession, the Mountaineers (7-0) went on a quick 10-0 run to gain the lead. WVU continued to extend the lead throughout the next few minutes, going on a 27-2 run to make the game out of reach for Elon before the halftime break. Not only were shots falling for the Mountaineers, but they were playing solid defense, as well. WVU forced the Phoenix into 12 first-


West Virginia coach Mike Carey applauds his team in the second half of their 90-51 win over Elon Thursday. half turnovers and held them to under 38 percent from the field. In the second half, the Mountaineers started to work the ball inside effectively. “We stressed at halftime that we were going to kick it inside,” Carey said. “We went to our other offense and starting kicking it down to the block and got a lot of good things and built the lead back up right away.” The main beneficiaries of

emphasis on the inside game were forwards Asya Bussie and Ali. Bussie notched her first double-double of the season, finishing with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Eight of Bussie’s points came in the second half. After scoring nine in the first half, Ali exploded quickly in the second half, scoring 11 points in the first four minutes of the second half. “She’s playing really well,” Repella said. “That’s all credit to her, because she’s really

worked hard in the summer. She’s doing a lot for us.” WVU outrebounded Elon 53-27, including 25 offensive rebounds that led to 22 second-chance points. “We emphasize (rebounding) a lot,” Ali said. “After defense, the next thing on the list is rebounding. We have to rebound in order for us to put up more points.” The only thing Carey was disappointed about was the 1,018 fans in attendance. “I thought we’d have a better crowd,” Carey said. “I know I’m crying again, but I’ll continue to cry. We’re 10th in the country, we beat two ranked teams coming in here, and we have 1,000 people. I don’t know where they are.”

On the hardwood, the ageold saying goes “live by the three, die by the three.” Throughout the early part of the 2010 season, West Virginia senior guard Liz Repella has done both. Her 3-point stroke was spot on in the first half against Elon Thursday night, as she hit four first-half shots from beyond the mark en route to a 70-51 rout of the Phoenix. “It felt good,” Repella said. “I didn’t shoot very well in the Virgin Islands, so coming here and hitting three points was good way to get back on track. ” Throughout the Paradise Jam, Repella fired up deep shots, but was not as successful as she was last night. The Steubenville, Ohio, native went 5-for-25 from 3-point range over those three games. Against Elon, that slump ended. Repella had no explanation for why she couldn’t find a rhythm in the tournament. She said nothing changed with her preparation. What may have changed her success was playing at the WVU Coliseum. In addition to Repella, freshman Taylor Palmer and senior Vanessa House drilled 3-pointers in the first 20 minutes of play. “We shot the ball really well from the three in the beginning,” West Virginia head coach Mike Carey said. “We were hitting those three, and we kind of fell in love with it.” When the deep shots are falling, it takes pressure off the inside players, forward

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WVU not scared of Miami By Brian Gawthrop Associate Sports Editor

Bob Huggins quite often refers back to advice former Marquette head coach Al McGuire told him. “When you can walk into any venue with no fear, you’ve arrived,” McGuire said. If that’s the case, the West Virginia head men’s basketball coach thinks the Mountaineers have made it. That belief will be tested Saturday when WVU travels to Miami to take on the Hurricanes, a team with the potential to finish among the top teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. “I don’t foresee us walking in there afraid,” Huggins said. “I told our guys that they’re a good team. But we’re going to play a lot of good teams on the road. We have to find ways to win.” Miami enters the game with a 5-2 record, including a six-point loss Rutgers on Nov. 21 and a four-point defeat on the road at Memphis on Nov. 15. But the Hurricanes, who were selected to finish sixth in the ACC preseason coaches poll, have shown their potential. UM made a deep run into the ACC Championship quarterfinals a season ago before falling by three points to eventual national champion Duke. The Hurricanes enter Saturday’s game winners of three straight including a 13-point win over Ole Miss Tuesday. “We’re supposed to be the big guys of the Big East,” said WVU point guard Truck Bryant. “We’re going to bring it.” Miami’s strength is their frontcourt, in which they will have a great size advantage over the Mountaineers. All three post players for UM are at least 6-foot-7 while standout Reggie Johnson is 6-foot-10. Johnson enters as the Hurricanes’ second-leading scorer, averaging 12.7 points and 10.4 rebounds while shooting 61.5-percent from the field. Huggins said the biggest problem WVU will have with Johnson is denying him the ball in the post. “We’re going to play a guy Saturday who will catch everything (in the post),” he

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said. “I told them that we can poke him in the eye all night, but he’s still going to catch it. It’s something we have to work on.” Guard Durand Scott is Miami’s go-to player. The sophomore guard is averaging 14.6 points-per-game including a 27-point performance against the Rebels. With only four regular season games remaining before

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the Mountaineers open up Big East play against St. John’s on Dec. 29, the West Virginia players said it will be nice to get a strong test in on an opponent’s home court to see where they stand and what areas they need to improve upon before conference play. West Virginia hasn’t lost its first game on the road on an opponent’s home court since falling at Notre Dame in 2004. “It’s going to be a great test, especially playing in Miami,” said WVU forward Kevin Jones. “We know that they’re a pretty good team, and we know we have to play hard. We have to be mentally tough, and we can’t have lapses where we’re not good on offense or defense like we did in certain points of (Wednesday’s win against American). “In order to beat the more elite teams, we can’t do that.”

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LARGE, UNFURNISHED 3/BR DUPLEX apartment. Available Now. Close to campus/hospitals. Deck, appliances, WD hook-up, off-street parking. No pets. $750/mo+utilities. 304-594-2225

FIVE (5) 1/BR APARTMENTS NOW available. West Run, Morgantown. $600/mo each plus $300/dep. NO PETS. Call Jess: 304-290-8572.

MODERN 2/BR APARTMENT. Carpeted, A/C, Off-street parking. Walk to Ruby. 304-685-6695.

NEW 2&3/BR APTS, FOREST AVE. 2 minute walk to campus. W/D, DW, Central heat/air. 304-685-7835.

ROOMMATE NEEDED FOR SPRING semester 2011. Great location to classes. Nice apartment, Spruce St. Call 304-667-7894.

NOW RENTING TOP OF FALLING RUN ROAD Morgan Point 1+2/BR $590-$790+ utilities. Semester lease. WD. DW. Parking. NO PETS. Call: 304-290-4834.

SINGLE UNIT, 1 BR EFFIENCIENCY, 1 car garage, fenced yard, affordable utilities. 15 minutes from Morgantown. Call 304-276-0558.


AVAILABLE MAY2011 FOUR BEDROOM duplex. 135-A Lorentz Ave. walk to downtown campus. W/D, off street parking, utilities plus security deposit. Call 304-692-5845. AVAILABLE NOW 6 MONTH LEASE with possibility to renew later. 2/BR 2/Master BA. Modern new kitchen, huge living room. 1/2 BA on main floor. CA/C, low utilities. Garage with bonus room. 2/min walk to Med Center/PRT/Stadium. 304-599-9654 AVAILABLE NOW! 2/BR-1.5/BA NORTHRIDGE Townhouse. Conveniently located off of Van Voohris. Completely renovated. Everything is new! W/D included. Short term lease okay. $900/mo. Will consider dogs with deposit. 304-685-4865. COUNTRY LIVING: SMALL HOUSE 11 miles north of Morgantown. OSP. Pets negotiable. $600 utilities included. 293-5348; 293-5121 X5509 Kathleen. HOUSES FOR 2-3-4/PERSONS. WHARF area. $275/mo each includes gas. 304-284-9280.

PETS FOR SALE AKC/CKC REGISTERED MINIATURE Pinschers/Toy Poodles. All colors. Potty-training underway. Ready to go/Ready for Christmas. $350&up. M/F. 304-392-9837 or FREE: 2 AFFECTIONATE LITTER BOX trained indoor cats. 304-216-2122.

MISC. FOR SALE USED FURNITURE: RECLINER/LR/ bedding/bedroom/dinet. 304-216-7055.

AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE 1996 BUICK WAGON 160K MI. NEW tranny and more $2800 OBO. All details: Call: 304-584-3544. CASH PAID!! WE BUY CARS and trucks. Any make! Any model! Any condition! 282-2560


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AVAILABLE MAY/2011 3 BEDROOM/ 2 bath duplex. 135-B Lorentz Ave. walk to downtown campus. W/D, off street parking, utilities plus secutrity deposit. Call 304-692-5845.

COACH FOR SUMMER LEAGUE SWIM TEAM. Send resumes and references to South Hills Swim Club POB 75085, Charleston, WV 25375.

POSSIBLE SHORT-TERM LEASE: 2/BR. AC. WD. Close to campus. NO PETS. $650/mo. 304-594-3365 or 304-288-6374.


HIGH STREET APARTMENT SUBLET. Near downtown campus, furnished or unfurnished. Available Jan 1-May 15, $500/mo. Call 304-667-1797 for more info.


Newly Remodeled Close to main campus

EFF: 1BR: 2BR: Now Leasing For 2010

APTS AND HOUSES FOR RENT 217, 221, 225, 227 Jones Ave. 617 North Street, 341 Mulberry Street, 1-4/BR. $325-$475 each plus utilities. Free off-street parking. NO PETS. Lease May 15, 2011. E.J. Stour 304-685-3457


Between Campuses - 4 Bedroom Houses

2 KOOL 4 SCHOOL... NEAR STADIUM 3BR house, 21/2baths, 1C garage, 3car OSP. CAC. WD. $460/person/month +utilities. Owner pays garbage. Call Steve at 304-288-6012.

304 - 296 - 4998


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LARGE 2/BR. KITCHEN APPLIANCES furnished. NO PETS. Downtown. Lease and deposit. Call: 304-685-6565.





GREEN PROPERTIES remodeled 1,3&4/BR Apts. & Houses. Sunnyside & South Park. $375-$400/person plus util. Very nice! 304-216-3402. Available May 15


CLOSE DOWNTOWN, NEXT TO ARNOLD HALL. 3,4,5&6/BR houses. Excellent condition. A/C, W/D, parking and yard. Utilities included. No dogs. 12 month lease. 304-288-1572 or 296-8491 FOURTH STREET 3-5 Students. $395/mo/person. Washer/Dryer. Parking. Utilities, lease & deposit. No Pets. Available May 16. 412-831-6263

UNFURNISHED HOUSES 1/BR. 211 WILLOWDALE. W/D. 1 PET allowed. $600/mo. plus utilities. 304-599-8303. 304-290-6591. 3/BR, 2/BA C/AC. W/D. GAS, HEAT, deck/yard. Near airport. NO PETS. $900/mo plus utilities. 304-291-6533. 304-290-0548. 304-288-2740.

Houses For Rent

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ROOMMATES 1 BLOCK FROM LAIR. 113 CORNELL OR 747 WILLEY. W/D, parking. $350 plus utliities. Available now. 304-594-3817 AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! $300/MO. + utilities. South Park. 15/min. walk to downtown. Call 304-906-7040 or 540-336-8896. FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED TO share 2BR. Near downtown campus. $350 +utilities. Parking. WD. No Pets. Available now. 304-599-2991. ROOMMATE, MALE, WILLEY STREET (Near Arnold Hall, 3mins to Campus) & South Park. Available now. Rent includes utilities. WD. Individual School Year Leases. $425/month. 304-292-5714. ROOMMATES NEEDED FOR DIFFERENT situations. Call BCK Rentals. 304-594-1200

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Friday December 3, 2010

women’s basketball

cross country

Mountaineers face quick turnaround WVU has hopes for West Virginia hosts top 10 finish in 2011 High Point Saturday 10 No.

West Virginia (7-0)

By John Terry Multimedia Editor

The No. 10 West Virginia women’s basketball team has to transition quickly from its 90-51 win over Elon Thursday night. The Mountaineers take on High Point less than 48 hours following that victory. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. The Mountaineers (70) are used to quick turnarounds, however. They won three games in three days, two over nationally ranked opponents, at the Paradise Jam Thanksgiving Tournament in the Virgin Islands last week. “We might be tired, but everyone is tired,” said WVU senior Madina Ali. “We just have to suck it up and keep playing.” Because of the lopsided


Continued from page 7 Madina Ali said. “Once they’re hitting their shots, they start guarding them, and it kind of opens up for the inside, so it’s the best of both worlds,” Ali said. Carey wanted to change things up in the second half to get players like Ali and other

High Point (5-4)

When: Saturday at 6 p.m. Where: Morgantown, W.Va. (WVU Coliseum, 14,000) TV: Radio: 91.7 FM U92 Coverage: Check out The Daily Athenaeum’s Twitter (@dailyathenaeum) for in-game updates. Check online at www. for a full recap of the game.

win over the Phoenix Thursday evening, the Mountaineers were able to rest their key players for much of the second half. No player played more than 23 minutes. “Our bench has been good all year,” said WVU head coach Mike Carey, who added it was the first time this season he has put all bench players in at one time. Ali hopes the team’s strong defensive performance from Thursday night continues

big bodies involved. The variation in offense worked brilliantly, as the second half was polar opposite to the first half. The Mountaineers went cold from 3-point land going 0-for-5. “We went to our other offense and started kicking right down on the block,” he said.

Saturday. The Mountaineers forced 24 turnovers and held the Phoenix to just 37 percent shooting. “We wanted to show the energy that we played with in the Virgin Islands,” Ali said. “If we start defensively, the offense automatically comes to us.” The Mountaineers will go up against a struggling High Point team. The Panthers (4-4) are scoring an average of just 66.4 points. Junior Shamia Brown, who is averaging 10.8 points through the first eight games, is the only Panther averaging double-figures. Before defeating Campbell 74-51 Wednesday night, High Point had lost three-consecutive games. High Point’s other wins have consisted of one-possession victories over American and Longwood and a 78-23 win over Southern Virginia. High Point will have to find a way to control West Virginia

seniors Madina Ali and Liz Repella. Ali, coming off of a career-high, 20-point performance against Elon, leads the Mountaineers averaging 15.3 points per game. Repella is scoring 15 points per game this season and leads the Mountaineers with 15 3-point shots this season. Freshman point guard Brooke Hampton, who hasn’t turned the ball over in five games, will again be at point guard in the absence of the injured-Sarah Miles. Hampton has 17 assists to just three turnovers this season. Despite her strong play in her freshman campaign, Carey wants to see her more involved offensively. “She had opportunities to attack a lot more (against Elon), but she was a little tentative,” Carey said. “I feel we can get a little more. She just has to step up for us.”


West Virginia’s Liz Repella (10) shoots over Elon’s Kelsey Harris (23) during Thursday’s 90-51 win over the Phoenix.


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By Derek Denneny Sports Writer

After redshirting three allAmericans, many believed the West Virginia cross country team was entering a rebuilding season following three-consecutive years with some of the nation’s most elite programs. The Mountaineers, who entered the 2010 campaign having qualified for Nationals each of the past three seasons, made the decision to redshirt their top trio of Kaylyn Christopher, Jessica O’Connell and Kate Harrison, saving them a year of eligibility in hopes of a run at the 2011 NCAA National Championship. “This was a very tough decision for us,” said head coach Sean Cleary. “These three are the heart and soul of this group, but I honestly feel that we have protected our future and will be better in the long run for this decision.” Though the team missed the leadership and skills of the trio, the season was anything but a rebuilding year. For the fourth-consecutive season, WVU had two runners – sophomore transfer Katie Gillespie and redshirt sophomore Sarah Anne Brault – qualify for the national championship competition. Gillespie was able to earn all-American status with her 34th-place showing at Nation-

als. Cleary called that performance “one of the finest accomplishments in school history.” Brault finished 71st. “A year from now, if you take Gillespie’s and Brault’s performances from Nationals, and you have three other runners going stride for stride with Brault to go along with Gillespie leading them, we have a fifth or sixth-place team at the national championship,” Cleary said. “To bring back the three redshirted seniors, in addition to several other strong runners, we have a good shot at becoming a top-10 team by next fall.” WVU’s success came as a surprise to many with the tough schedule it endured throughout the fall. The Mountaineers competed in what was considered one of the top cross country conferences for 2010, the Big East Conference. While competing in events like the Penn State Invitational and the Notre Dame Invitational, WVU was able to build some momentum going into the championship portion of its season, where it faced some of the nation’s top talents, such as No. 1 Villanova and No. 3 Georgetown. In total, the Big East finished with four teams in the top 15 of the USTFCCA’s coaches poll.


Jones won’t travel to Cliff Keen Invitational By Matthew Peaslee Sports Writer

When the West Virginia wrestling team heads to Las Vegas for the Cliff Keen Invitational this weekend, it will do so without sixth-year senior Donnie Jones. Jones, who has suffered multiple injuries throughout his career, continues to nurse a shoulder injury he suffered Nov. 13 at the Washington and Jefferson Open. West Virginia head coach Craig Turnbull feels the best move would be to rest Jones, so he doesn’t aggravate the shoulder. “He was injured a little bit at the Washington and Jefferson tournament,” Turnbull said. “We took him to New York (for the Sprawl and Brawl meet), and he was healthier. But, at this moment, he could have wrestled. We just didn’t feel it was in his best interest.” Turnbull said earlier this season that it is best to hold wrestlers with Jones’ caliber out, so they don’t miss more important matches, including a possible NCAA Tournament berth. “It’s one of the few times of the year we can afford to let him get healthy instead of risking any further injury,” he said. In Jones’ place, Turnbull plans to use redshirt junior Christian Mory. The Harrisburg, Pa., native has been used in backup capacity in his career,


Continued from page 7 ending injuries this season, and have allowed 109 points in their last two games. RU will finish with its first losing season since 2004, but the West Virginia coaching staff said they’ll never take preparing for a Schiano-ran defense lightly. “They’ll come ready to play,” said WVU offensive coordinator Jeff Mullen. “They have a wonderful head coach who runs the defense and does the scheming. It’ll be their last game with their older guys, and it has always


Continued from page 7 undoubtedly given its all for the good of the Mountaineers. The blood, sweat and tears have been rewarded with the pride of a state and personal fulfillment in terms of accomplishing special moments. That being said, that final run

yet this weekend’s meet could be his toughest task yet. He tallied a 4-8 record in two dual meets last season. Another wrestler with a resume of ailments, redshirt senior Brandon Rader, will take part in the meet. Turnbull considered holding him out, but will give him the nod Friday. “He’s not where he wants to be, or where he was before his injuries, but we didn’t expect him to be,” he said. “This tournament will be very important to him making progress to get where we expect him to be.” The Mountaineers are pinned against a host of quality opponents in the annual invitational tournament. Set up in bracket style, some of the higher seeded teams look to be No. 1 Cornell, No. 2 Boise State, No. 4 Wisconsin and No. 8 Oklahoma. With all the distractions Sin City has to offer, Turnbull insists his team’s sole focus will be on the competition, especially with a tournament involving the best teams in the nation. “When you’re there, we have so little time for anything but what we’re doing,” he said. “There is really no time for anything else because we’ll be focused. “Maybe on Saturday night they’ll show us around to get a little cinch of Las Vegas, but that will be it,” Turnbull said.

been close when we’ve played them. I’m expecting a tough task Saturday.” The Mountaineers last won the Big East Conference Championship in 2007 when this year’s seniors were first entering the program. The group said they’d like nothing more than to leave the program like they received it. “When I came in, winning the Big East was something we were used to,” said senior tailback Noel Devine. “We haven’t had one in two years. So it would mean a lot to me.”

out through the helmet won’t be easy for Thomas, as he recollects the memories he has obtained in the gold and blue uniform. “We’ve put so much into this program, and for us to kind of hand it off, it’s like me giving that same car to my son. It’s hard,” he said.

The DA 12-03-2010  

The December 3 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper

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