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Wednesday January 26, 2011


Houses to be turned to faculty parking by charles young Staff writer

Five houses on Beechurst Avenue will be demolished to create 60 new faculty parking spaces for West Virginia University. The Beechurst houses, which are currently rental properties, were purchased by the University at an auction Nov. 6 for $645,000. Hugh Kierig, WVU Director of Transportation and Parking, said the demolition of the

houses will happen in May when the leases of the current occupants expire. Kierig said there is a large demand for faculty parking in the downtown area. “Right now, we have a waiting list of 120 people,” he said. “We are hoping this can help satisfy the demand.” The University hopes to have the construction completed by the beginning of the Fall 2011 term, he said. The project does not have an estimated budget and is

pending a survey completion, Kierig said, which would determine what infrastructure improvements the parking lot might include. At the moment the parking lot is most likely going to be a hard surface lot, he added, which will cost faculty members $27 a month to park. A gravel lot would cost $18 a month. The houses are between Campus Drive and 3rd Street, and were among 25 Sunnyside properties previously

owned by Virgil and Linda Whetzel. Student Government Association Gov. Joe Harmon said he thought the use of the property was a good plan for the University and the Transportation Department. “Parking is one of the biggest issues for both students and faculty, especially downtown,” Harmon said. “We are in immediate need of this, and I’m very happy they made

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Many West Virginia mothers smoke during pregnancy

Montana 17.4% Oregon 11.4 % Nevada 6.8 %

West Virginia 26.9 %

Wisconsin 15.8% Missouri 18.1% New Mexico 7.2 %

Massachusetts 7.6 %

Illinois 8.3%

Oklahoma 16%

North Carolina 6.8 %

Arkansas 15.7%

Alabama 12.1%

Louisiana 10.4%


Maine 16.4 %

Mississippi 12.5%


West Virginia had the highest rate of pregnant women who smoke in the country in 2003 – and that was by more than 8 percent. Now, there are things being done to help.

WVU nursing professor helps pregnant women quit smoking BY CHARLES YOUNG STAFF WRITER

Ilana Chertok, associate professor of nursing at West Virginia University, has been awarded a grant to study the effectiveness of smoking cessation programs aimed at expectant mothers in Monongalia and Preston counties. The grant, provided by the March of the Dimes Foundation, will fund a program to provide pregnant women with help to quit smoking. The program is called the “5A’s,” and aims to educate midwives with five steps: Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist and Arrange. “Even if you have tried before and partially succeeded, there is more chance of you quitting the more you try,” Chertok said. “Pregnancy is a great time to stop smoking since pregnant women are more motivated to make positive changes.” Chertok will also study the factors behind the high num-

NATIONAL TRENDS Percent of mothers who smoked while pregnant from 1989 to 2006

19.5% 10% SOURCE: CDC

ber of mothers who smoke during pregnancy. She has started enrolling expectant mothers into the program. Compared to the national average of 14 percent, West Virginia has the highest percentage of mothers who smoke while pregnant: 32 percent. There are a number of reasons why West Virgin-

ia’s smoking statistics are so high, Chertok said. Some factors increase the a likelihood of smoking while pregnant such as not being married, having a lower level of formal education, being a WIC or Medicaid recipient and exposure to other smokers, she said. “Smoking during pregnancy is one of the most

modifiable risk factors associated with poor pregnancy outcomes,” she said. The March of Dimes Foundation promotes the prevention of birth defects and other pregnancy related problems. According to its research, smoking while pregnant can lead to a number of serious health risks for both the mother and unborn child. “Research has found that smoking during pregnancy has been associated with decreased oxygen levels of the fetus, poor fetal growth including brain growth, increased risk of behavior and learning disabilities and general increased risk of infant illnesses, just to name some of the problems,” Chertok said. The program has been adapted by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for use by trained health care providers caring for pregnant women.

Students continue to build library in Ghana by nick ashley staff writer

Four West Virginia University students can say they helped build a library over Winter Break. The students participated in the service-learning program, Amizade, by helping with a seven-year-long community library project in Jukwa, Ghana. Amizade is a nonprofit organization that offers trips around the world for global service and volunteering programs, said Becky Davis, an Amizade event and outreach intern.

During the trip, the students painted and built bookshelves for the library, said Brandon Blache-Cohen, Executive Director at Amizade. “We have been working in the Ghana community for over seven years now, and we have made a major connection with the people,”Blanche-Cohen said. Twenty-one computer rooms in the library were opened during the last Amizade trip to Ghana, he said. Chelsea Westfall, freshman international studies major, said it was her first trip with

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the group. “My favorite part of the trip was playing with the kids and getting a chance to interact with the people,” she said. The group went on a walk through the canopy of the rainforest to the Kakum National Park in Ghana. She said they also attended a New Year’s celebration at a church on the beach. Amizade will have two spring break trips, one to Jamaica and the other to Navajo Nation in Tuba City, Ariz., Davis said. The program offers students an opportunity to study abroad

and earn college credits. Westfall said she earned three political science credits. Amizade offers four trips throughout the year. The fall semester is the only full semester program where 15 credits can be earned. Six are offered in the summer, three during Winter Break and two for spring, Blanche-Cohen said. “I think it’s important to help others. The biggest service you can do is building relationships with those in need,” Westfall said.

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Houses on Beechurst Avenue are to be torn down to make space for WVU faculty parking.

Sidewalk snow removal sparks debate for city by devon unger staff writer

Improving snow removal on Morgantown’s sidewalks caused a heated discussion during City Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday. The city has been researching possible ways to ensure residents take responsibility for cleaning their sidewalks. This includes possible citations for properties where sidewalks are not cleared in a timely manner. Christiaan Abildso, chairman of the Morgantown Pedestrian Safety Board, thanked the council for looking into the issue and recommended they implement a time frame where residents have 24 hours after the end of a snowstorm to have their sidewalks cleared or face some kind of reprimand from the city. “We’d like to see the entire community have a 24-hour

expectation set upon them,” Abildso said. “One barrier to enforcing that is you need citizens to report their neighbors or business owners, and we are hesitant, most of us, to report our fellow citizens or neighbors.” He said it’s also important to publicize who residents should contact about these concerns. Abildso suggested the possible creation of an iPhone application where an individual could take a picture of a snowy sidewalk and send that directly to the city manager. Abildso also read an email he received last year from a WVU student with cerebral palsy who expressed her concerns about sidewalk conditions. “This past week I have fallen on snow-packed, icy sidewalks multiple times, and was not sure who to speak with about this issue ...

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Faculty Senate discusses ways to assess students’ required GEC courses by jessica leppar staff writer

Members of the West Virginia University Faculty Senate Executive Committee discussed ways to assess the General Education Curriculum courses during Monday’s meeting. The GEC program will be assessed so faculty can better understand how the program works as a whole and what value the GEC courses offer students in order to modify and improve the current curriculum, said Alan Stolzenberg, Faculty Senate chair. The committee also plans to assess the GEC program to fulfill a goal in the WVU 2020 Strategic Plan and present the data to the Higher Learning Commission in 2014 as a condition for University accreditation, Stolzenberg said. “Personally, I believe the GEC is satisfied for many students by taking courses that might not create a grand picture of world knowledge,” said Nigel Clark, Faculty Senate member. “I think eventually we’ll get into equipping students for lifelong learning, weaving the international and diversity through the curriculum and making courses inform one another so that you don’t have enormous gaps in the knowledge base.” Through an assessment

process, the University could acquire the necessary data to make changes to the curriculum possible, said Elizabeth Dooley, Faculty Senate Executive Committee member and associate provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs. Members of the committee suggested several ways the University might begin to access the GEC program. These suggestions included assessments through the instructors and students, classexiting surveys, for the students to evaluate their level of learning in a particular class and proposing to work with the WVU Student Evaluation of Instruction Committee as well as create a new faculty work group. “A good University should have an ongoing assessment program, and you would cycle through the assessment objective much like we do with other activities,” suggested Michele Wheatly, WVU provost. “We have to be able to show what students acquire while they are with us,” she said. Members of the WVU Faculty Senate Executive Committee plan to continue to explore options for developing the assessment program during the next meeting Feb. 28, Stolzenberg said.

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President Barack Obama is applauded on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, prior to delivering his State of the Union address.

Obama’s ‘Union’: Republicans urge Obama ‘Move together or not at all’ to join in cutting spending WASHINGTON (AP) — Pleading for unity in a newly divided government, President Barack Obama implored Democratic and Republican lawmakers to rally behind his vision of economic revival for an anxious nation, declaring in his State of the Union address Tuesday night: “We will move forward together or not at all.” To a television audience in the millions, Obama addressed a Congress sobered by the assassination attempt against one if its own members, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Her seat sat empty, and many lawmakers of competing parties sat together in a show of support and civility. Yet differences were still evident, as when Democrats stood to applaud his comments on health care and tax cuts while Republicans next to them sat mute. In his best chance of the year to connect with the country, Obama devoted most of his hour-long prime-time address to the economy, the issue that dominates concern in a nation still reeling from a monster recession – and the one that will shape his own political fortunes in the 2012 election. The president unveiled an agenda of carefully balanced political goals: a burst of spending on education, research, technology and transportation to make the nation more competitive, alongside pledges, in the strongest terms of his presidency, to cut the deficit and


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smack down spending deemed wasteful to America. Yet he never explained how he’d pull that off or what specifically would be cut. Obama did pledge to veto any bill with earmarks, the term used for lawmakers’ pet projects. Boehner and other Republicans applauded. But Obama’s promise drew a rebuke from his own party even before he spoke, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the president had “enough power already” and that plans to ban earmarks were “a lot of pretty talk.” Obama’s proposals Tuesday night included cutting the corporate tax, providing wireless services for almost the whole nation, consolidating government agencies and freezing most discretionary federal spending for the next five years. In the overarching theme of his speech, the president told the lawmakers: “The future is ours to win.” Yet, Republicans have dismissed his “investment” proposals as merely new spending. Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, giving the GOP’s response, said the nation was at a tipping point leading to a dire future if federal deficits aren’t trimmed. Ryan was to promote budget cuts as essential to responsible governing, speaking from the hearing room of the House Budget Committee, which he now chairs.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation faces a crushing burden of debt and is on course for an economic disaster without dramatic action to wrestle the budget deficit under control, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said Tuesday in the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. And such spending cuts must start immediately as the price of getting GOP conservatives to cast a painful vote to increase the government’s ability to borrow to pay its bills this spring, Ryan said. “Our nation is approaching a tipping point. We are at a moment, where if government’s growth is left unchecked and unchallenged, America’s best century will be considered our past century,” Ryan said in televised remarks. “The days of business as usual must come to an end. We hold to a couple of simple convictions: Endless borrowing is not a strategy; spending cuts have to come first,” Ryan added. Ryan is the point man in the new House GOP majority’s drive to rein in spending and bring the budget closer to balance. Tuesday’s speech was the highest profile assignment yet for a wonky former congressional staff aide who has evolved into one of

his party’s brightest stars. Ryan is best known for a controversial budget plan brimming with politically unpopular ideas like gradually turning Medicare into a voucher program, curbing Social Security benefits and allowing younger workers to divert Social Security taxes into private accounts. He says such tough steps are needed, given intractable budget deficits that threaten America’s prosperity. On Tuesday, Ryan, who often peppers his speeches with straight talk about the need for painful cost curbs to benefit programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, did not offer such “tough love.” Ryan’s plan, the “Roadmap for America,” is so politically toxic that GOP campaign operatives urged candidates to shy away from it. Democrats went on the attack as soon as they heard Ryan was to deliver Tuesday’s GOP response. “Paul Ryan owes it to the national audience tonight to explain why he wants to privatize Social Security and Medicare,” Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said. Speaking from a budget panel hearing room that will be ground zero in the upcoming battle over cutting spending, Ryan echoed familiar GOP arguments.

Lawmakers in West Virginia will not wait on health care repeal CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers are weighing the state’s options as officials continue carrying out the federal health care overhaul and Congress debates repealing it. The Governor’s Office of Health Enhancement and Lifestyle Planning, or GO HELP, has been assigned oversight of implementing the sprawling new law. Director Martha Walker said that work continues in the wake of both a GOP-led House vote to undo the overhaul and pending lawsuits challenging its key provisions. “We’re going to make sure we’re doing what we’re supposed to be doing in a timely fashion,” Walker said Tuesday. “Our job is to make it work in West Virginia.” That task includes setting up insurance exchanges. Begin-

ning in 2014, millions of Americans would be required to carry health insurance, whether through an employer, a government program, or their own purchase. Each state must open exchanges, or insurance marketplaces that would offer an array of private plans to individuals and small businesses. Those urging state lawmakers to support the overhaul include Perry Bryant, executive director of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care. Among other effects, Bryant estimates that erasing the overhaul will deny prescription drug savings for 30,000 seniors on Medicare, cost 6,100 small businesses promised tax credits, and yank coverage from children who had been denied insurance because of pre-existing conditions. “Right now, (it) is the law of the land,” Bryant said. “While it

remains so, we should continue to implement it.” But Senate Minority Leader Mike Hall is among state GOP lawmakers who want West Virginia to join the lawsuits targeting the 2014 mandate. He also supports repeal, but agrees with Bryant that the Democratcontrolled Senate remains an obstacle. “It will have significant financial consequences for several states, including ours,” Hall, R-Putnam, said of the overhaul. “The more we dig into this, the more surprised I think we’re going to be about the cost to our state.” With the law still in effect, Hall is meeting with state officials this week to discuss how West Virginia will set up its exchange. He advocates involving as little of the state’s money and bureaucracy as possible.

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falling in the snow doesn’t bother me much, but I’ve come close to falling in the street, and I’m worried about being hit by a car, especially at night,” Abildso read. Mayor Bill Byrne said putting a 24-hour requirement in any ordinance might not be the best route to take. By simply stating the sidewalks are the responsibility of the property owner, it allows the culture to change for one or two seasons before you begin enforcing the code on continual offenders. Councilor Ron Bane raised concerns about possibly punishing citizens for not clearing their sidewalks when many city sidewalks are not immediately cleaned following heavy snows. “If we can’t do our own sidewalks, how dare us push people to do theirs,” Bane said. “I don’t know if we have the means to

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Tuesday’s legislation would allow Tomblin to proclaim a special primary upon its passage. Candidates would then have 10 days to file for the race. The chief elections office, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant would issue emergency orders, if necessary, to preserve voting rights in such areas as oversees absentee balloting. Those wishing to run include several of the key players in the succession debate: Tomblin; Tennant ; House Speaker Rick Thompson, DWayne; and acting Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, who is overseeing that chamber while Tomblin focuses on the chief executive’s duties. Supporters of holding a primary include GOP lawmakers from both chambers. Citing the potential cost of that vote, the state AFL-CIO on Tuesday endorsed sticking with party conventions. Miley cited Tomblin’s initial position and court-mandated about-face among his concerns regarding the bill. “He’s wanting us to change the rules in the middle of the game, and I know I’ve heard from many of my constituents that they don’t want us changing the law to fit anyone’s personal political agenda,” Miley said. Tomblin spokeswoman Kimberly Osborne called the proposal good public policy. “It is hard to fathom how some could believe that the people of this state would prefer a convention to a primary for the 2011 election,” Osborne said. “Letting the people decide who should be governor is hardly a personal political agenda.” The House chairman also argued that other issues take a higher priority than this measure, including Marcellus Shale gas drilling rules, education-related proposals and a possible plan to phase out the sales tax on groceries. “We’re not going to rush into anything,” Miley said. “We’re not going to be pressured because of the urgency that’s being created by people outside the Legislature.” clean our own sidewalks.” Councilor John Gaddis did not share Bane’s sentiment. “We live in an area that snows – clean your sidewalks,” Gaddis said. “Saying the city needs to clean (its) sidewalks is a cop-out. The city will get to (its) sidewalks when they need to get to them.” Gaddis said able-bodied individuals who did not clean their sidewalks because the city had not cleaned it’s own, would still have to face possible lawsuits if someone injures himself or herself on the property. “Let’s see all the lawyers in town go and take care of that, forget that the city hasn’t cleaned theirs, clean your sidewalks off,” he said. Councilor Don Spencer pointed out that individuals who may not be physically able to clean their sidewalks could contact the code enforcement department at 304-284-7401.

“Although the building of this lot is a great step forward Continued from page 1 for everyone, student parking is also a big issue,” he said. “I this decision.” hope we can find solutions to Harmon, whose platform student parking in the downis transportation, also said he town area.” would like the University to keep student parking in mind.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin asked the Legislature on Tuesday to replace party conventions with a June 20 primary for the court-ordered special election for governor, but not all lawmakers are on board. House Judiciary Chairman Tim Miley raised several questions about the proposal following the Senate version’s introduction. The House version should follow this week. “In north-central West Virginia, I’ve had nobody crying out for a primary election,” said Miley, D-Harrison. “There are mixed opinions and, quite frankly, considerable concerns about any legislation we pass this year.” Miley’s Senate counterpart supports holding a primary, though he wants to review the bill’s details. “I would certainly want it to be on the (committee’s) agenda this week,” said Senate Judiciary Chairman Corey Palumbo, D-Kanawha. A Supreme Court decision compelled Tomblin last week to proclaim an Oct. 4 general election for governor. The justices ruled unanimously that he could act as governor for no more than one year. An elected governor must take office by Nov. 15, the ruling said. That’s the anniversary of Tomblin, as Senate president, taking over the chief executive powers from now-U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, who left with more than two years in his second term as governor. The state constitution calls on the Senate president – Tomblin, in this case – to act as governor upon such a vacancy. But Tomblin had concluded that state law did not allow for the next election for that office until 2012. That stance sparked a legal challenge that led to the Supreme Court’s Jan. 18 decision. The decision left intact the current process for special elections, which sets party conventions instead of a primary for nominating candidates. The justices noted that the Legislature, which began its 60-day session on Jan. 12, could change that within the confines of their overall ruling.


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Wednesday January 26, 2011

WVU falters late in upset


West Virginia’s Sarah Miles looks to shoot over Georgetown’s Adria Crawford (5) during the first half Tuesday.

Rodgers’ career-high 30 points leads Georgetown to 65-50 win by michael carvelli sports writer

Playing a nationally ranked team on the road is never easy. The No. 8 West Virginia women’s basketball team learned that the hard way Tuesday night in its 65-60 loss to No. 19 Georgetown. The Hoyas (16-5, 4-3 Big East Conference), led by guard Sugar Rodgers who finished with a career-high 30 points, scored the final, decisive five points and held the Mountaineers (19-2, 5-2) scoreless over the last 2:52 to earn the upset. The Mountaineers have now lost twostraight Big East road games heading into this weekend’s contest at DePaul. Despite trailing at halftime, West Virginia used a quick start in the second half to help take the lead. Senior guard Vanessa House’s 3-pointer with 17:06 to play, capped off an 8-0 run to start the half and gave the Mountaineers their first lead of the game. Later on in the half, Rodgers made a layup to tie the game at 45. From that point, the Hoyas went cold. Over the next four minutes, Georgetown missed its next five shots and West Virginia was

able to jump out to a 53-45 lead. The Hoyas just wouldn’t go away quietly, answering WVU’s run with one of their own. They outscored West Virginia 10-1 to take a one-point lead. “We went up eight and started standing around,” said West Virginia head coach Mike Carey. “Give (Georgetown) credit. We stood outside when the game was on the line and took jump shots, and they attacked the rim and got fouled and made their foul shots.” A layup by forward Madina Ali tied the game at 60 before Rodgers gave her team the lead for good with a little more than a minute to go in the game. Ali’s layup represented the final field goal of the game for the Mountaineers. The Hoyas came out firing, opening up a 10-0 lead on the Mountaineers within the first two minutes of the game. Later in the half, with her team trailing 19-10, senior point guard Sarah Miles decided to take matters into her own hands to bring West Virginia back into striking distance. She went on a 7-0 run by herself to cut WVU’s deficit to 2, and then two free throws by sophomore center Asya Bussie tied up the game for the first time since the opening tip.

Within the next couple of minutes, Georgetown would regain the lead, thanks mostly to an outstanding firsthalf performance by Rodgers. She made 5-of-9 shots in the first 20 minutes for 12 points, as the Hoyas went into the locker room with a 7-point lead at the half. Along with letting Rodgers get hot early on, the Mountaineers had a difficult time holding on to the basketball, committing 11 turnovers in the first 20 minutes. Both teams played sloppily, combining for 49 turnovers in the game, 11 of those belonging to Miles. It was the first time since 1989 that a WVU player had that many turnovers. The Mountaineers were out-rebounded by 15 in the game. WVU guard Liz Repella led the way for West Virginia, scoring 20 points. Miles finished with 14 and Ali added 12. Ali, who is dealing with a stress fracture in her left leg, played 25 minutes. Marquette’s Monica McNutt was the only other Hoya outside Rodgers to score in double figures, scoring 13 points and grabbing seven rebounds.


Team meetings motivate Mountaineers BY TONY DOBIES SPORTS WRITER

Following a loss to Marshall last week, the West Virginia men’s basketball team made the long drive back up I-79 to When: Tonight at 7 p.m. Morgantown with regrets. Where: Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center, 22,000) The Mountaineers ended TV: ESPNU a four-game winning streak Radio: 101.9 FM WVAQ against the Thundering Herd Coverage: Check out The Daily Athenaeand had to regroup. So, for the um’s Twitter (@dailyathenaeum) for insecond time this season and the game updates. Read Thursday’s edition first time since its last loss, West for a full recap of the game. Virginia had a team meeting. SCOUTING REPORT “If you get yourself down af– The Cardinals are coming off a surpris- ter a loss, then you’re a loser. ing 72-67 loss to Providence last Saturday, which was their second Big East loss That’s what it is,” said WVU forward Deniz Kilicli. “When we of the season. Louisville has beaten Seton Hall, Marquette, St. John’s and South lose, we get more energy. We Florida. The Mountaineers lost to Marget hyped up, because you quette and St. John’s and also defeated just lost a game and you don’t South Florida. want to lose again. It’s tougher – Louisville is the second-best scoring when you’re 12-0 to keep the offense in the Big East, averaging 80.6 points-per-game – six more points than emotions.” It bothered players, like forWVU. The Cardinals give up less points, ward Kevin Jones, that WVU on average, than WVU does, as well. – The Cardinals’ weakness could be on was unable to get up for the anthe boards, as they are in the bottom half nual game against its in-state of the conference in rebounding. They rival. are the 12th-best team in the Big East in Coach Bob Huggins doesn’t terms of rebounding margin (+2.2). WVU mind the team meetings – in is 11-2 this season when it out-rebounds fact, he said he likes anything its opponents. that brings the team together. – Louisville is led on offense by senior Preston Knowles, who is averaging 15.4 “I’ve always had people step points. Two other players – sophomore up and lead... We’ve just had a Peyton Siva and junior Chris Smith – are hard time with someone emergalso averaging at least 10 points. ing as a leader. Obviously, it’s a lot better if your best player is PROJECTED STARTERS your leader. Not just your best West Virginia PG Joe Mazzulla: 6-foot-2, 200 lbs. player, but your best leader,” G Truck Bryant: 6-foot-2, 195 lbs. Huggins said. F Kevin Jones: 6-foot-8, 260 lbs. West Virginia is a much difF John Flowers: 6-foot-7, 215 lbs. ferent team, in terms of leadF Cam Thoroughman: 6-foot-7, 235 lbs. ership, than it was a year ago. Louisville Without strong leaders like forG Peyton Siva: 5-foot-11, 175 lbs. mer star forwards Da’Sean ButG Preston Knowles: 6-foot-1, 195 lbs. ler and Wellington Smith, it has F Chris Smith: 6-foot-2, 200 lbs. taken some time for new leadF Stephan Van Treese: 6-foot-9, 235 lbs. ers to arise. C Gorgui Dieng: 6-foot-10, 225 lbs. West Virginia (13-5, 4-2)

No. 23 Louisville (15-4, 4-2)

“We don’t have a Kemba Walker: we don’t have a Corey Fisher or a Blake Griffin or Kevin Durant. We just don’t. When we play individually, we suck,” Kilicli said. “It’s like a watch. If you take out one piece, it stops working. It’s hard to find that team spirit again, but we’re working on it. Some teams you have to work on it, and we’re working on it. It’s going to be better. Nobody

is selfish.” Huggins said the logical leader on the team is Jones, a junior with the most experience out of any of his teammates in terms of playing key roles in big games. Outside of Butler last year, Jones was a crucial part to the team’s Final Four finish. However, Jones isn’t

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West Virginia coach Mike Carey reacts to a play during the second half Tuesday’s loss to Georgetown.


WVU is a dream job Landing the “dream job” is the goal of every coach. In college football, those are the jobs at powerhouses like Notre Dame, Southern Cal and Texas. In basketball, it is Duke, Kansas and Syracuse. Playing in front of sold-out arenas, easily getting the best recruits and, of course, the praise received from the fanbase are just a few of the benefits of coaching at these bigtime programs. Although landing the dream job is a huge milestone in a coach’s career, it does not always end well (e.g., Rich Rodriguez). A few weeks ago, Temple’s new football head coach Steve Addazio held a press conference to announce his hiring. At one point during the press conference, Addazio described Temple as his “dream job”. Give me a break. West Virginia, however, should be on the list of dream jobs for coaches – for any sport. The biggest reason why being the head coach of the Mountaineers is an enticing job is the fact that professional sports are basically absent in the state (unless you count Appalachian League baseball). That absence allows the entire state to rally around West Virginia University, which leads to many other positives that make West Virginia attractive. The University has one of the nation’s strongest fan bases in the country, and it is supported by the Mountaineer Maniacs. Nearly every home football game sells out, along with most men’s basketball games. The West Virginia soccer and women’s basketball programs even draw impressive crowds compared to other schools. The support has allowed West Virginia to build some of the top facilities in the country. The Caperton Indoor Facility is great for the football team during lackluster weather conditions, but it is also used by the WVU soccer and baseball teams. The school is in the process of building a $19 million

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To move forward, we must work together Americans across the country should rise to President Barack Obama’s call for America to reinvent itself. During his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, Obama pleaded with lawmakers and millions of Americans watching at home to help reestablish a common cause of bettering America and advancing it in tough economic times. “We are poised for progress,” Obama said. “Two years after the worst recession most of us have ever known, the stock market has come roaring back. Corporate profits are up. The economy is growing again.” Much of the president’s speech focused on jobs, the new

focus for his administration. The president highlighted competing nations – such as India and China – that had transformed their labor markets to lure away American jobs and also the changing nature of technology here at home. Obama did not dwell on our shortcomings but highlighted that we, as a nation, have many tools to help us rebuild our economy at home. “No workers are more productive than ours,” he said. “No country has more successful companies or grants more patents to inventors and entrepreneurs. We are home to the world’s best colleges and universities, where more students

come to study than any other place on Earth.” Education was also a major focus for the president, repeating his goal for America to have the highest proportion of college graduates by the end of the decade. Like many presidents before him, Obama issued a new challenge – one we should all strive to help accomplish: “By 2035, 80 percent of America’s electricity will come from clean energy sources.” Renewable energy is often deemed a concern for presidents during their speeches, but rarely are those commitments delivered. We hope the president’s

clean energy goal is not discarded immediately by business interests, but embraced by a generation wishing to do better. The president touched on a number of promises, pledges and legislative challenges the nation will face in the coming year. But none should resonate more, in these weeks after the horror in Tucson, Ariz., like the call for civility. “Tucson reminded us that no matter who we are or where we come from, each of us is a part of something greater – something more consequential than party or political preference,” the president said.

“We are part of the American family.” No matter what political affiliation, Americans must take stock in the president’s calls to better itself. America is in desperate need to reinvent itself to deliver jobs, education and the American Dream. However, these words are just that – words – until we can finally respect each other and engage in a dialog of understanding. The president’s call to move America forward is inspiring, but his goals are only attainable when we start with ourselves.

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All Good Music Festival brings money and diversity to area jeremiah yates associate opinion editor

Although it is often shown in a bad light, the All Good Music Festival helps boost the economy of a less-populated county. This year will mark nine years the All Good Music Festival – featuring four days of music, art and camping – has brought colorful life to Marvin’s Mountaintop, located in Preston County, W.Va. It will be the 15th-straight year for the event, and for those who follow the festival circuit, the list of bands gets bigger and better every year: The Black Crowes, Furthur (featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir), Umphrey’s Mcgee and Les Claypool have made appearances. This year’s festival will be July 14 through July 17, and although the lineup has yet to be announced, it is sure to be just as impressive as previous years. The number of attendees continues to grow, and so do the angry locals who don’t care for the massive event. Some residents argue they are scared for their children who may be influenced by the “hippie drug culture” that is known to follow the festival scene. It is not uncommon to see fleets of police vehicles on standby with K-9 units prepared to bust drug traffickers coming to Marvin’s Mountaintop. While there is a fair share of “bad eggs” at the event, as with any large-scale concert or festival, mostly the crowd is just members of a misunderstood youth. Preston County boasts a population of around only 30,000 and should look forward to the influx of money coming in every year. The few stores in Preston County’s Masontown and the surrounding areas probably have their best weekends of the year during the All Good Music Festival. Attendance for last year’s

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A group hangs out on top of a bus at Marvin’s Mountaintop. was estimated to be more than 20,000, according to the Meadville Tribune. With the festival’s popularity growing every year, the number of unwelcome guests to the area will likely increase. The growing concerns among the residents fueled the Preston County Commission to vote on an ordinance Monday to regulate mass gatherings, which passed with a unanimous decision. The ordinance was designed to impose fees that would recoup the $200,000 the festival spends a year on emergency personnel, police and medical resources, as reported by The State Journal. Any mass gathering with more

than 3,000 attendees who will reside at the event for 14 hours or more will be subject to the fee. Given the large number of festivalgoers, the All Good Music Festival is looking at an additional $30,000 on top of any other expenses factored into holding the event. As stated in the ordinance, “mass gatherings of people to attend musical performances and other entertainment events have created a hazard to public health and safety and a public nuisance due to increased criminal activity, high levels of traffic congestion in the public roads surrounding such events, and a high demand on police, emergency and medical resources in Preston County.”

Although the ordinance does not directly mention the All Good Music Festival, there is no denying it is the only reason for the ordinance – even though the county also hosts the Buckwheat Festival. I’m not ignoring the problems that come with the All Good Music Festival; there is a need for the county’s resources to keep the event in order. But much of the local media have only reported on the negative side. To anyone who hasn’t been there, it sounds like a gathering of the nation’s worst criminals and lowlifes. I have attended three All Good Music Festivals and have been surprised every time to find the largest gathering of people who

are kind and generally pleasant. The public has a perception of the event because it is known to be a “hippie fest.” Other festivals in the surrounding area aren’t labeled in the same way, even though they meet similar criteria. Jamboree in the Hills, located 15 miles west of Wheeling, W.Va., is a popular event that features four days of country music and camping, a festival setup similar to the All Good Music Festival. Jamboree in the Hills is in its 35th year and continues without excessive bad publicity, and it only differs from the All Good Music Festival because it features country music, not jam bands. But many country artists who

have appeared at Jamboree have outlaw personas and promote drug and alcohol use, such as Willie Nelson and David Allan Coe. The people of Preston County and the surrounding areas should not judge the attendees of the All Good Music Festival too quickly; they are not out to harm the community – or anyone else for that matter. They are simply out to have a good time. And with the added funds for this year’s festival, there should be enough help from the local law enforcement and emergency staff to ensure the public it will be safe. But the citizens and attendees need to remember it is all good at All Good.

China outpaces U.S. in green technologies, invests for long term david rose Kansas State Collegian Uwire

Jobs, jobs, jobs. All the politicians talk about jobs and how they are pushing to create them. Their problem, though, is they only talk about a few jobs here and a few more there. But why waste our efforts trying to save nickels and dimes when we could create an entirely new sector in the economy by investing in green technologies? Green jobs are by no means the final solution to our economic woes, but they would be a good start. However, to get these green jobs started, the industry is

going to need a big injection of investments, and that’s not likely to happen while investors are as nervous as they are. To overcome shaky investor confidence, the federal government should increase and make permanent subsidies and tax incentives for green companies here in the United States. Promoting job growth through green technologies will require an increase in subsidies because of the capital-intensive nature of the industry. Buying and making the equipment and facilities for these businesses won’t be cheap. Furthermore, the green sector has a distinct disadvantage in relation to traditional and established sources of energy, such as coal and gas, because it is rel-

atively new, thus requiring more subsidies. Equally important to increasing subsidies will be making them permanent. Right now, the government has limited resources available for companies investing in solar and wind energies. Those subsidies are helpful, but they will soon expire unless Congress decides to continue them for another short period of one or two years, as they have done in the past. Not knowing whether Congress will allow those subsidies to expire makes investing in the green industry that much more risky. Making those subsidies permanent would show investors that the government is in this for the long haul, and that in-

vestments will eventually pay off. To be sure, investment in the green industry won’t give us new jobs tomorrow. These companies will take a few years to really get going, but it’s one of the few sectors in the economy that shows much potential for growth. For evidence of this potential, we need to look no further than our biggest competitor, China. According to blogger Andrew Winston of the Harvard Business Review on Sept. 23, 2010, China plans to invest between “$75 to $100 billion per year for 10 years running,” making American investments look paltry in comparison. While we suffered through this recent recession, China took the initiative and invested

in the same green technologies we could have been developing. As we bailed out banks and propped up old industries, China provided much-needed subsidies for solar and wind projects. They must be laughing at us as we continue to seek jobs when the answer is right in front of us. China realized, as we should have, that these subsidies are not a short-term spur for job creation but a long-term investment. Eventually, once the industry establishes itself and private investors see the risk of providing capital decline, the high subsidies will no longer be needed. Creating such a green industry will certainly decrease the amount of pollutants in the air as well as the CO2 that causes

global warming and climate change. It will also provide us with renewable energy, something we’ll need once our supplies of coal and gas run out. But even if you enjoy breathing toxins, or you don’t believe in global warming or you think coal will last us well into the future, creating a green industry is still better than doing nothing. The longer we wait, the more China establishes itself as the leader in this new industry. Even if we don’t demand these technologies, the rest of the world does, providing a huge market for our services. If “jobs” are the bottom line, then using subsidies to invest in solar, wind and other green technologies is clearly one of our best options.

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QUESTIONABLE CALLS Should West Virginia continue its basketball series with Marshall?




By Brian Kuppelweiser

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The Capital Classic should end. The West Virginia men’s and women’s basketball teams do not benefit, at all, from playing Marshall each year in Charleston, W.Va. When the Thundering Herd’s men’s basketball team upset then-No. 21 West Virginia 7571 last week, Marshall’s fans stormed the floor. It’s a common scene anytime MU defeats WVU. It’s always a court-rushing upset. However, when West Virginia defeats Marshall – whether it’s in men’s or women’s basketball, football, soccer or any other sport – it comes as expected. It’s supposed to happen. And, most of the time, it does. West Virginia shouldn’t actively pursue such a game that has no benefit. While the universities are instate rivals, that doesn’t mean they have to play each other in every sport. Penn State doesn’t play Pittsburgh each year for a reason – even if that reason is not showing any sort of weakness. It seems the men’s teams will continue to play for five more years in Charleston. The WVU women may not play the game again, though, which is a step in the right direction. And, if West Virginia wants to play Marshall, it needs to play the game in Morgantown – and Morgantown only. The Mountaineers don’t need to play Marshall. The Thundering Herd needs WVU a lot more. The WVU-clad crowd at the Charleston Civic Center will likely agree with me: This is WVU’s state.

The Marshall men’s basketball team defeated West Virginia for the first time since 2006 this season. Ever since, the debate about whether or not the Capital Classic should continue has been a hot topic. This conversation has mainly been sparked by West Virginia fans who, since the Mountaineers lost the game, now want out of the matchup. The reason why some say the series should be eliminated varies, however. Some say that the Mountaineers aren’t receiving enough incentive to continue the matchup. Not true. WVU and Marshall splits the game’s profits, which includes the five-year, $200,000 sponsorship from Chesapeake Energy. Not bad for a game in which little expense is required on behalf of West Virginia’s part. It also provides the Mountaineers with more exposure in the southern part of the state and helps grow the fan base – an aspect WVU head coach Bob Huggins has been dedicated to. Some say that WVU needs to end the matchup to save its reputation as the state’s most dominant athletic program. But, why not play the game to prove it? Sure, WVU is taking the risk of losing to Marshall. But, the Mountaineers also take risks by playing the likes of Duquesne, Oakland, Robert Morris or American. Players may tell you that the game is a rivalry, but in all reality, it’s not. That’s like Ohio State calling Ohio University a rival. But the game is great for the state, not just financially. Fans of both teams love the matchup and are easily able to attend the game. The positives outweigh the negatives. Play the game.

The argument of whether the Capital Classic should be continued is a very unique. On one hand, you have the women’s game. Not many people show up, even when one of the teams playing is in the top 10. And, more often than not, it just isn’t a very good game to watch. But, then you look at the men’s game, and, whether people like it or not, it’s one of the more intense games West Virginia plays all season. Nobody wants to win a game more than Marshall wants to win the Capital Classic every year, and its fans share that desire, as well. That’s what makes this such a difficult decision. If it were up to me, I would just get rid of the women’s game and only have the men’s teams face each other at the Civic Center every year. It’s a waste of time for the WVU women to have to go down there every season and play a game against a team that could barely score more than 20 points. With the women’s game out of the equation, West Virginia could add another non-conference opponent to the schedule, maybe even a ranked opponent at home that could bring in a big crowd and be used as a recruiting tool. There’s no reason to get rid of the men’s Capital Classic game. Having the game at the Civic Center, while not an ideal venue, offers one of the best and most unique atmospheres that a lot of people will ever have the chance to experience during a college basketball game.

West Virginia should continue its Capital Classic series with Marshall in both men’s and women’s basketball. The continuation, though, should come with one exception. The men’s basketball game should be played at the Charleston Civic Center on an annual basis, but the women’s contest should be played in a home-and-home setup. The attendance is the main reason to move the location and the time of the women’s game, simply because it is tough for most fans to make a game that tips off at 5:30 p.m. As for the men’s game, the Capital Classic is a rivalry game, whether most believe it is or is not. The Thundering Herd are overmatched in most sports when they compete against the Mountaineers, but that hasn’t been the case in men’s basketball. Single-digits have determined nine of the last 10 matchups between the two teams, although West Virginia holds a 6-4 advantage in that span. In addition, Marshall presents itself to be a formidable foe from an RPI standpoint, as it was ranked No. 56 when the two teams met. When tournament time rolls around, a win against an opponent ranked around the top 50 benefits a resume. If first-year Marshall head coach Tom Herrion continues to build the Thundering Herd program, Marshall could undoubtedly be a thorn in West Virginia’s side for years to come.

It is argued throughout the state’s boundaries that West Virginia University has nothing to win and everything to lose when playing the Thundering Herd. Other conversations arise that the Capital Classic is Marshall’s “Super Bowl” – a valid claim considering Herd fans stormed the court after this year’s 75-71 upset win. Proponents of the annual game proclaim it promotes pride and a competitive atmosphere between opposite sides of West Virginia. It brings out the true colors of families and friends as, for one day, they turn their back on each other to root for the team of their choosing. With an objective eye, it is easy to see the Capital Classic favors Marshall. There is nothing wrong with that. The game is a rivalry between in-state schools – the only two Division I programs in the state. And, if the Mountaineers truly want to assert their dominance over their “little brothers,” they play this game and win. It goes for both the WVU men and women. The Mountaineer women surely stood their ground against Marshall this year with a 78-21 blowout victory. If the men really are that strong, they would have done the same. Marshall did what was needed on the men’s side to keep this series competitive. The overall record may not suggest it, but the Herd do have bragging rights – at least until next year.

Just because the West Virginia men’s basketball team lost to Marshall last week at the Capital Classic, it doesn’t mean West Virginia should cut all ties with Marshall. This series means a lot to the state, and that’s the biggest reason why it should continue after this year. West Virginia and Marshall are the only two major universities in a state that has no major professional sports teams. It’s not a sexy matchup, and most of the time, it isn’t meaningful. But, it’s an in-state rivalry. It isn’t Alabama/Auburn or Florida/Florida State, but it still means a lot to West Virginia. It’s a chance for the state to showcase its two premier universities. I’ve heard a lot over the past week that WVU should not play the series, because it’s a winwin situation for Marshall. And, for West Virginia, it’s a lose-lose situation I understand that, but the reason Marshall and West Virginia play isn’t because it’s competitive. If West Virginia is so much more superior than Marshall, it should show on the court. Since 2000, the West Virginia men’s basketball team is just 7-4 and has only won by more than 10 once. That doesn’t seem very superior to me. It seems like one team cares more than the other. Instead of axing the series altogether, West Virginia needs to see the importance of the in-state rivalry and stop shying away from its little brother because it’s afraid to lose.



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Patriots’ Welker regrets foot-related comments BOSTON (AP) — New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker says he regrets comments he made referring to foot-fetish reports involving New York Jets coach Rex Ryan. “Yeah, sure I do,” he told the Boston Herald, according to a report on the newspaper’s website Tuesday. The Herald said Welker expressed his regret at an airport in San Francisco while awaiting his flight to Honolulu for the Pro Bowl on Sunday. At a news conference on Jan. 13, three days before the Jets beat the Patriots 28-21


Continued from page 3 necessarily a vocal leader. “Obviously, the guy that would lead us would be K.J. from a work standpoint and a player standpoint. He’s trying, he’s just not very vocal. But, he is trying,” Huggins said. It concerned some players that the team had to have a meeting just four games after its first meeting, which came following a close win over DePaul in early January. “Some teams are like that, some teams are not. Some teams, the first day they are like that and you’re a team. With some teams, it’s hard to keep that,” Kilicli said. “If we have to do it every day, we’ll do it.” That’s why it was imperative the team moved on and prepared for South Florida. It did, as the Mountaineers used a strong defensive effort to defeat the Bulls 56-46. It was the lowest amount of points WVU has ever given up to a Big East Conference opponent. West Virginia showed significant changes in terms of its team play and rebounding that allowed it to control the game, something it could not do against Marshall. The Mountaineers know it will be key to focus on playing

in a divisional playoff game, Welker made about a dozen references to toes and feet, a not-so-subtle dig at Ryan. New England head coach Bill Belichick benched Welker for the first offensive series of that game. In the week before the game, the Jets’ Antonio Cromartie used an expletive in referring to the Patriots’ Tom Brady. Welker told the Herald that it’s sometimes tough to keep from responding to opponents’ remarks. “It’s not always easy to keep a lid on it,” he said, “but, at the same time, there’s a greater

together through a tough twogame road stretch against Louisville and Cincinnati. WVU has lost its last two games at Louisville and last three meetings at Fifth-Third Arena in Cincinnati. When it plays the Cardinals, West Virginia will play in the new KFC Yum! Center for the first time, as well. “We want to go get two wins,” Huggins said. “We’re very capable of winning.” WVU will be without leading scorer Casey Mitchell, who was suspended indefinitely.

goal, and that’s winning the game and playing good football. That’s what matters. “All that other stuff doesn’t matter at the end of the day.” Welker was on the field as a punt returner on the Jets’ first series but sat out the Patriots’ first possession despite having led them with 86 catches this season. CBS said during the game broadcast that he was benched for his comments three days before the game. Asked at his postgame news conference why Welker was on the bench, Belichick said, “I don’t have any comment on that.”

Welker told the Herald he didn’t want to go into details, but “I don’t think it’s worth putting coach in that situation,” he said. “So in a sense, I do regret it. “As much as you might want to get enticed into that stuff, at the end of the day, it’s just not worth it.” Among phrases Welker used during his pregame news conference were, “putting your best foot forward,” “sticking your toe in the water” and “being good little foot soldiers.” He told the Herald “the best way to stick up for your teammate is on the field.”

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Continued from page 3 basketball practice facility, which will go hand-in-hand with the WVU Coliseum, one of the country’s most unique arenas. The women’s soccer program also just received a new $3 million practice facility across the street from Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. On top of all that, the Mountaineers are a member of the Big East Conference – the best basketball conference in the country. Every sport in the league will get a boost when TCU joins the league in 2012, which will surely make the Big East one of the country’s elite conferences.

A strong conference, an incredible fanbase and impressive facilities are all you can hope for with a program, but what really sets WVU apart is the city of Morgantown itself. In 2007, Morgantown was voted by Men’s Journal as the third-best small city in America. Budget Travel included Morgantown in its list of America’s Top College Football Towns in 2010. The city is beautiful, from the historic buildings downtown to the breathtaking views all throughout the city. Coaching the Mountaineers may not be the best fit for everyone, but it certainly should be the envy of most coaches.



West Virginia’s Deniz Kilicli soars to the hoop against Marshall on Jan. 19.

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Every Wednesday WVU FIRST BOOK ADVISORY BOARD meets at 7 p.m. in the Kanawha Room of the Mountainlair. Students and faculty are welcome to attend and get involved with First Book and the WVU Advisory Board. For more information, e-mail CYCLING CLUB meets at 8 p.m. in the Bluestone Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, visit THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION meets at 7:30 p.m. at Hatfields in the Mountainlair. For more information, stop by the SGA or SOS offices in the Mountainlair. WVU ULTIMATE CLUB/TEAM meets at 5 p.m. at the WVU Intramural Fields and is always looking for new participants. Experience playing ultimate frisbee isn’t necessary. For more information, email Zach at wvultimate@yahoo. com or visit WVU-ACLU meets at 6 p.m. in the Monongalia Room of the Mountainlair. TAI CHI is taught from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Other class times are available. For more information, call 304-319-0581. CATHOLICS ON CAMPUS meets at 8 p.m. at 1481 University Ave. For more information, call 304-296-8231. ESL CONVERSATION TABLE meets at 6 p.m. at the Blue Moose Cafe. All nationalities are welcome. The table is sponsored by Monongalia County Literacy Volunteers, a member of the United Way family. For more information on Literacy Volunteers, contact Jan at 304296-3400 or WVU FENCING CLUB hosts advanced fencing practice from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Stansbury Hall Gym. For more information, e-mail or visit www.encingclub.studentorgs. AIKIDO BEGINNERS CLASS is held at 6 p.m. at 160 Fayette St. Student rates are available. For more information, e-mail. var3@ STUDENTS FOR SENSIBLE

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

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. ROSENBAUM FAMILY HOUSE, which provides a place for adult patients and their families to stay while receiving medical care at WVU, is looking for service organizations to provide dinner for 20 to 40 Family House guests. For more information, call 304-598-6094 or e-mail LITERACY VOLUNTEERS is seeking volunteers for one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and English as a second language. Volunteer tutors will complete tutor training, meet weekly with their adult learners, report volunteer hours quarterly, attend at least two inservice trainings per year, and help with one fundraising event. For more information, call 304296-3400 or e-mail CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. MOUNTAINEER SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM is an allvolunteer nonprofit that promotes spay/neuter to reduce the number of homeless pets that are euthanized every year. M-SNAP needs new members to help its cause, as does ReTails, a thrift shop located in the Morgantown Mall. For more information, go to www.m-snap. org. THE CONDOM CARAVAN will be in Room G304 of the Health Sciences Center on Mondays and the Mountainlair on Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. The caravan sells condoms for 25 cents or five for $1. INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP is an interdenominational student-led organization that meets weekly on campus. Everyone is welcome to attend events. For more information, email Daniel at ivcfwvu@yahoo. com or visit the IVCF website at THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE meets on the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon at Hatfields in the Mountainlair. All students and faculty are invited. For more information, e-mail amy.keesee@mail. THE CHEMISTRY LEARNING CENTER, located on the ground floor of the Chemistry Research Laboratories, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. THE M-TOWN MPOWERMENT PROJECT, a community-building program run by and geared toward young gay or bisexual men 18 to 29, 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 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, you take a stronger stand within the community and/or in your professional life. Often, challenges arise out of the blue. Your conventional style of detaching could be more difficult. Perhaps staying in the here and now is more important. Travel and foreigners play a strong role in 2011. If you are single, opt for a new type, and you are likely to experience success in relating. If you are attached, combine your efforts together on a project or goal. Closeness will become a given. SCORPIO thinks of you as a leader. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Consider the pros and cons of leaping over negativity, misinformation and someone’s attitude. Will it be worth the energy? Sometimes letting others sit might be more productive. Take a walk during a break in order to reduce stress. Tonight: Time to visit and share. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHH Defer to others, as they are likely to throw a hissy fit if you don’t. A boss is very assertive. You might not be able to change the state of affairs. Detach, and you will gain yet another perspective. Run with it. Tonight: If any invitation appeals to you, say “yes.” GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH Just when you feel as if you are soaring, someone or some situation pulls you back down to earth. A partner, however, remains supportive. Know that you will have to push others very hard in order to achieve what you want. You also can wait. Tonight: Choose a stress-buster.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH Your imagination let loose is a delight, not only to you but to everyone. Who says you need to hold back? A partner will revise his or her thinking because of you. Don’t push an older family member right now. He or she remains testy. Tonight: Find your favorite person, and share your favorite pastime. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHH Your desire to eliminate tension and stress could be frustrated. Buck trends; investigate a shortcut. Just don’t say “no.” Be an investigator. Be willing to root out the real story or problem. Only then can you resolve the issue. Tonight: Willingly reiterate a conversation. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH You might opt to put in more overtime and/ or get a second job. You might want to review your finances with an eye to the fact that in the past year, you never felt like you had enough. This feeling reminds you to be thrifty. Tonight: Hang out with a friend. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH Pressure builds, as you deem that you might need to do more. Build financial security through real estate investments. Build emotional security through bonding more strongly with family and loved ones. Know who you can count on. Tonight: Treat yourself on the way home. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH Others seek you out. You could be flattered or annoyed. Your perspective determines your reaction. Rethink some of your knee-jerk feelings. You have more control than you realize. Communica-

tion needs to be in-depth. Tonight: As you like. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHH Keep your thoughts to yourself. Not only might it be somewhat easier, but also you could change your perspective given time and observation. Fatigue marks your interpersonal reactions. Your instincts guide you with funds. Tonight: Vanish while you can. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH Zero in on what you want. Take control of a professional matter, if you can. Otherwise, you might have more problems. You might be holding up a mirror, as on some level you feel out of sync. Be more in touch with your needs. Tonight: Say “no” to more work and “yes” to meeting a friend. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH Someone you look up to could be more provocative than you realize. You wonder what you are doing and could become frustrated. Deal with anger through detachment. Many layers of hurt exist under the anger. Resolve them first. Tonight: Working late. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHHH Reach out for someone at a distance whom you care about. You might wonder what is going on behind the scenes – a partner or associate seems a bit withdrawn or frothy. A meeting draws out some hard feelings. Tonight: Let your mind wander. BORN TODAY U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur (1880), political activist Angela Davis (1944), musician Eddie Van Halen (1955)


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Cow and Boy 

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ACROSS 1 Place to chill out 4 “In all likelihood ...” 11 Hollywood hrs. 14 Many, many moons 15 Land purveyor 16 Mr. __!: old whodunit game 17 Diana Prince’s alter ego 19 Have some grub 20 Wore 21 Thus 23 Cutting the mustard 24 Peter Parker’s alter ego 27 Arctic explorer John 28 Quetzalc—atl worshiper 30 Aromatherapist’s supply 31 Britt Reid’s alter ego 35 Bite for Mister Ed 36 Bray beginning 37 Steve Rogers’s alter ego 45 “Kubla Khan” river 46 Meted (out) 47 XV years before the Battle of Hastings 48 Linda Lee Danvers’s alter ego 51 Trade punches 52 Sound acquisition? 53 More artful 55 Flight board abbr. 56 Reed Richards’s alter ego 61 Bis plus one, to a pharmacist 62 Lizards with dewlaps 63 “__ Hunters”: History Channel show with the tagline “Hoax or History?” 64 Many SAT takers 65 Abundant flow 66 Pink Floyd guitarist Barrett DOWN 1 Use a Singer 2 High-muck-a-muck 3 “General Hospital” actress 4 Cookie that might flavor a McFlurry 5 “Jurassic Park” actress 6 Margery of kids’ rhyme 7 Road warning 8 Source of 20s, for short 9 Author Dahl 10 “Sesame Street” regular 11 Early arrival 12 Natural seasoning 13 Jackson Hole backdrop

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;No Strings Attachedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; snags all star cast, lacks originality


Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig star in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Episodes.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Episodesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lacks its basic premise: comedy DAVID RYAN A&E EDITOR

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Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher star in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;No Strings Attached.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

jesse tabit A&E WRITER

I really wanted to like â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Strings Attached.â&#x20AC;? Both lead stars, Natalie Portman (hot off the heels of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Swanâ&#x20AC;?) and Ashton Kutcher (â&#x20AC;&#x153;That â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s Showâ&#x20AC;?) are funny and exhibit great chemistry. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too bad half the film is plagued with forced jokes and awkward transitions. Adam and Emma have known each other since they met at summer camp in their teen years. Once they meet again at a college party, the two become acquaintances and run into each other from time to time, exchanging phone numbers along the way. Skip to present day, and Adam, who finds out that his ridiculously immature exgirlfriend is sleeping with his father (Kevin Kline, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Daveâ&#x20AC;?), is frantic to hook up with someone. After many drinks and desperate phone calls, Adam wakes up the next morning, naked in Emmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s apartment. Emma and her roommates explain to Adam that they took him in after he called them, stumbled to their apartment and cried his eyes

out. Embarrassed and hungover, Adam apologizes to Emma and thanks her for taking care of him. Before you know it, a look is given, some skin is caressed and the two have sex. Adam canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get Emma off his mind and Emma is a busy doctor with no time for relationships. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the solution? Their relationship will be strictly sexual with no serious qualities (dates, snuggling, etc.). So, can the two have sex without love getting in the way? You can probably guess the answer. Smooth transitions from joke to joke and scene to scene is everything in a comedy. Unfortunately, director Ivan Reitman (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ghostbustersâ&#x20AC;?) is obviously uncomfortable with vulgar comedy because for half of its runtime, the movie stumbles between awkward comic timing and the seriousness of love. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as if the creators couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t decide if they wanted to go with a raunchy comedy or a realistic romantic drama. There a few clever lines here and there, but overall, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect too much from No Strings Attached. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a shame that a ro-

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;No Strings Attachedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher

mantic comedy with such potential ended up being just another cliched excuse for teen girls to sprint to the theaters. With that said, the film eventually finds its comfort zone, takes advantage of the great chemistry between the two leads and ends on a sweet, predictable note. I enjoyed â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Strings Attachedâ&#x20AC;? when it finally found its legs, but if you plan on seeing it, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect too much.


Everything about this show should have worked. Its premise was good. Most of its cast was good. Its writers had some credibility. Even the prospect of watching Matt LeBlanc wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a negative at this point. A co-production between the English broadcaster BBC and cable network Showtime, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Episodesâ&#x20AC;? is a story thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s becoming all too common in Hollywood â&#x20AC;&#x201C; attempting to translate English comedies for the American audience. Sean and Beverly Lincoln (Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Green Wingâ&#x20AC;?) are wooed to America by a network executive bringing their hit comedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lyemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Boysâ&#x20AC;? to the states. After four successful seasons in England, the network executive sees potential, and the two are brought to America in the hopes of success, fame and fortune. After a few initial meetings, their romance with the network is short-lived and their show begins to take a different approach. Though promised the world, network executives begin to tinker. In the blink of an eye, the show has gone from a series about an elite boarding school and its headmaster, to a show about a hockey coach. The biggest compromise? Retiring their lead actor in exchange for the networkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suggestion: LeBlanc. Of course, this isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the same LeBlanc we remember from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friendsâ&#x20AC;? and vaguely remem-

ber from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Joey.â&#x20AC;? This is a sensationalized version of the actor. After going into seclusion after â&#x20AC;&#x153;Joeyâ&#x20AC;? failed, the actor is looking to break into Hollywood again. The show, created by David Crane, co-creator of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friends,â&#x20AC;? shows a deeply manipulative, under-handed version of the actor that made â&#x20AC;&#x153;How you doinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;?â&#x20AC;? a catchphrase. Kind of like Larry David in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Curb Your Enthusiasmâ&#x20AC;? isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really Larry David. LeBlanc is surprisingly solid in the role. According to reports, he was only able to feel comfortable with being the brunt of the joke when he saw they were funny jokes at his expense. Sean and Beverly must grapple with the Hollywood name â&#x20AC;&#x201C; his personality and his suggestions all rub Beverly the wrong way. Their interactions are amusing, but there are no real laughs. In fact, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Episodesâ&#x20AC;? problem â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just not funny. Greig and Mangan have worked together in the hospital comedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Green Wingâ&#x20AC;? in England and are a comedy force to be reckoned with. Here, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re much more subdued than the zany, slightly sadistic characters theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re known for back in England. Their arguments with the network and LeBlanc are funny in the sense that you know you should laugh, but canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. I find myself watching it much like I still do â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Simpsonsâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I hope it will get funnier. The show also feels too much like a piece written for network executives. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no real sympathetic entry point for the audience. The first episode drags on network speak, industry jar-

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;EPISODESâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Matt LeBlanc, Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig SHOWTIME, Sundays at 10 p.m. gon and stereotypes formed by bumbling executives, written from a perspective too involved for the audience to enjoy. That, itself, is a tragedy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Episodesâ&#x20AC;? is a trans-Atlantic comedy detailing the failings that come from bringing something English into America. Too bad this cultural hybrid fails while others have more famously succeeded. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Office,â&#x20AC;? for instance, is now in its seventh season. Showtimeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shamelessâ&#x20AC;? is getting rave reviews. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being Humanâ&#x20AC;? is, too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skins,â&#x20AC;? airing on MTV, may be a little controversial, but has some good things said about it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Episodes,â&#x20AC;? it seems, fails not for its translation, but for its ability to not be understood right from the get-go.


A CULTURAL EXPERIENCE The Art Gallery at The Creative Arts Center will be hosting the art of Chinese born artist Xiaoze Xie. The free exhibition is located in the Paul Mesaros Gallery and is open from 12:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The gallery showcases a collection reflecting Xieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal history of his youth in China. Robert Bridges, assistant professor of art at West Virginia University and curator of the West Virginia University Art Collection, said the collection touches on events during Xieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lifetime. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; cg


Paintings by artist Xiaoze Xie on display in the Laura Mesaros Gallery at the Creative Arts Center.

Academic Year 2011-12

Resident Hall Association Applications Now Available! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just go to the movies, GO HOLLYWOOD!


University Town Centre (Behind Target) !  

$6.00 $5.75 Bargain Matinees - All Shows Before 6PM $6.50 Student Admission with Valid I.D. $6.25


FOR Shows Starting Friday ( ) PLAYS FRI. & SAT. ONLY Season of the Witch [R] Tron: Legacy 3D [PG] 1:25-4:15-6:40-9:25 6:50-9:40

The Way Back [PG-13] 1:05-4:05-7:05-10:05 Country Strong [PG-13] 1:15-4:05-6:55-9:55

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Little Fockers [PG-13] 1:20-4:10-6:35-9:20 True Grit [PG-13] 1:50-4:35-7:20-10:05 The Fighter [R] 1:40-4:25-7:10-10:00 NO PASSES

Yogi Bear 3D [PG] 1:10-4:40

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Applications are due by NOON on February 1, 2011

Tangled [PG] 1:15-4:40 The Dilemma [PG-13] 1:35-4:20-7:00-9:35 Black Swan [R] 1:55-4:50-7:25-9:50 The Green Hornet 3D [PG-13] 1:00-1:30-4:00-4:30-6:45-7:159:30-10:00


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Eldred Apartments

BCKRENTALS.COM 304-594-1200

Nice 4 Bedroom Townhouse At 32 Highland Ave. & 3 Bedroom on Lorentz Ave, Off Stewart Street Off Street Parking, W/D,A/C, Pet Friendly Lease and Deposit Available May 15, 2011 Call



2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS Walk to classes! Downtown campus NO BUSES NEEDED

296-5620 BEVERLY AVE. APARTMENT. 2-3-4/BR Well-maintained. Off-street parking. W/D. DW. A/C. NO PETS. Available 5/16/11. 304-241-4607. If no answer: 282-0136.

Now Leasing For May 2011 UTILITIES PAID

Now Renting For May 2011 Efficiency 1-2 & 3 Bedrooms • Furnished & Unfurnished • Pets Welcome • 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance • Next To Football Stadium & Hospital • Free Wireless Internet Cafe • State of the Art Fitness Center • Recreation Area Includes Direct TV’s ESPN,NFL, NBA,MLB, Packages • Mountain Line Bus Every 15 Mintues

Office Hours Mon-Thursday 8am - 7pm Friday 8am - 5pm Saturday 10am - 4pm Sunday 12pm - 4pm


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CONDO FOR RENT (WVU) 4/BR, 4/BA. Pool. WD in unit. Private parking. $425/mo. includes utilities . Please call 240-687-3451. 240-207-3331.

Downtown & South Park Locations Houses & Apartments Efficiencies Starting @ $310 2 BR Starting @ $325 3 BR Starting @ $370 292-9600 368-1088 On the web:

McLane Mannor Now offering 2 & 3 Bedroom apartments. $400 per person Including utilities Off street parking availiable 304-296-7121 or 304-296-7134 NOW LEASING FOR MAY2011 STUDIO through four bedroom apartments, walking distance to downtown campus. Visit



Kingdom Properties

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3 Bedroom Townhouse


Courtyard E. 1BR $495-$545 Courtyard E 2BR $440/Person $880

W inCor Properties 2,3,4,5,6&8 Bedroom Houses 1,2 & 3 Bedroom Apartment s Apartments

2 Minute Walk to Health Sciences Quality Furnishings, Washer/Dryer, Gas/Water & Heat Included Sunken Living Room w/Fireplace Off Street Lighted Parking - No Pets Grandfathered in City Approved



Aerostar Apartments

A Must See 3 Bedroom Townhouse


May 15, 2011

1 & 2 LARGE BEDROOM above Sport Page, some utilities. Parking Available. 304-319-2355


Affordable & Convenient Within walking distance of Med. Center & PRT UNFURNISHED FURNISHED 2,3, and 4 BR

Rec room With Indoor Pool Exercise Equipment Pool Tables Laundromat Picnic Area Regulation Volley Ball Court Experienced Maintenance Staff Lease-Deposit Required No Pets

599-0850 SHORT TERM LEASE, JANUARY MAY. JUST LISTED. BRAND-NEW 2/BR. Willey St. near Arnold Hall. Furnished. AC, DW, WD. Parking. $440/mo each. Utilities included. Lease/dep. NO DOGS. 304-296-8491. 304-288-1572.

2 BEDROOM by stadium. Nice, A/C, D/W, parking. $700 all electric. call 304-319-2355 2 BEDROOM/1 BATH. $600 plus Utilities. Available February 1, D/W, W/D, A/C. Off Intersection of 119 and Stewardstown Road 304-290-5167



3 BEDROOM/2BATH DUPLEX bonus room. W/D, D/W, A/C off street parting, off University Ave between campuses. $370 per person. 304-280-2673

Location,Location, Location!

1-2-3-4 BEDROOM Jones & Quay, Sunnyside & South Park, Nice spaces. Call for more details 304-319-2355


1-2-3/BR APTS. AVAILABLE IN MAY. Gilmore St. Apartments. Open floor plans, large kitchens, large decks, A/C, W/D. Off-street parking. Pet Friendly. Off Univ. Ave near top 8th. Text or call: 304-767-0765. 1-4 BR APTS CAMPUS/SOUTH PARK AREAS. Minutes to main campus/PRT. Rent incl. all basic utils, W/D. Many with parking 304-292-5714 1-5 BR APTS AND HOUSES. SOME include utilities and allow pets! Call Pearand Corporation 304-292-7171. Shawn D. Kelly Broker 74 Kingwood St. 1&2/BR APTS. VERY CLOSE TO downtown campus. 304-685-7835.

Available May 1, 2, 3, Bedroom All Utilities Paid Apartments , Houses, Townhouses

Dish Washer, Laundry, Free Off Street Parking, 3 Min. Walk To Campus



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

2/BR APARTMENT FOR RENT. 500 East Prospect. Available now. $525/mo plus utilities. NO PETS. 692-7587.

FOUR BEDROOM TOWN HOME behind Mountainlair. W/D, parking, lease/deposit, NO PETS. May 2011 $450/each. 304-692-6549

1BR, BEVERLY AVE. WD. FREE parking. 304-594-1200.


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ABSOLUTELY NO PETS WWW.PRETERENTAL.COM GREEN PROPERTIES remodeled 1,2&4/BR Apts. & Houses. Sunnyside & South Park. $375-$400/person plus util. Very nice! 304-216-3402. Available May 15

: Brand New 3 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath Townhomes : Granite Countertops : Stainless Steel Appliances : Central Air Conditioning : Garage : Club House, Exercise Room, Pool



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High Street Apartments

Office Open Monday-Saturday 2 miles to Hospital and Schools

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

Metro Property Management “The Largest & Finest Selection of Properties” Now Leasing for 2011-2012 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Unfurnished 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance & Enforcement Officer Off Street parking

DOWNTOWN PROPERTIES Phone: 304-292-0900


211 Willey Street Corner or Willey and High 2-Bedroom Swipe Card Entry Camera System Large Laurndry Facitities D/W, Micro Wave 409 High Street 2 Bedroom D/W, Laundry Facitities Camera System With Secure Entry Door $450/$500 Per Person 387 High Street (Pita Pit Building) 2,3, Bedroom With Utilities and Furnished Laundry Facitities $460/$525 Per Person 156 Plesant Street 2 Bedroom With Gas Heat & Water $425/$475 Per Person 524 McLane Ave. 3 Bedroom 2 Bath W/D $350/Per Person Plus Utilities

PLUS UTILITIES Glenlock 2BR 2BA $510/Person $1020


Call For Information


PLUS UTILITIES Ashley Oaks 2BR $380/Person $760 Valley View 1BR $610 Valley View 2BR $320/Person $640 Valley View 2BR $410/Person $820 Skyline Skyline



Copperfield 1BR Copperfield 2BR $370/Person Copperfield 2BR/2BA $397.50/Person

$675 $900 $595 $740 $795

w w w. m e t r o p r o p e r t y m g m t . n e t NEW 3/BR APTS, FOREST AVE. 2 minute walk to campus. W/D, DW, Central heat/air. 304-685-7835. NOW LEASING 1,2,3/BR Apartments for May 2011. No pets. 304-288-6374 or 304-594-3365 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. POSSIBLE SHORT-TERM LEASE: 2/BR. AC. WD. Close to campus. NO PETS. $650/mo. 304-594-3365 or 304-288-6374. SHORT TERM LEASE AVAILABLE. 2/BR Stewart St. W/D, No Pets. 304-288-6374 or 304-594-3365

Scott Properties, LLC Downtown (Per Person) 1 Bd High St. 650 + Elec 1 Bd Lorentz Ave. 525 Inc. 1 Bd First St. 525 + Elec 2 Bd Spruce St. 350 + Elec 2 Bd High St. 400 - 700 + Elec 3 Bd High St. 575 + Elec 3 Bd Firs St. 400 + Util 3 Bd Sharon Ave. 395 + Util Evansdale (Per Person) 1 Bd Van Voorhis 2 Bd Bakers Land 3 Bd Bakers Land 4 Bd Bakers Land

500 + Elec 425 + Util 395 + Util 375 + Util


SOUTH PARK!!- 2BR PLUS STUDY, A/C, W/D, 1-car Garage & quiet setting across from Morgantown High. $450/person/month plus utilities. Call Steve at 304-288-6012.

SIX BEDROOM near all campuses. D/W, w/d, central air, offtreet parking. $400/each. Available May 2011. NO PETS 304-692-6549

TERRACE HEIGHTS APARTMENTS 1-2-3/bedroom deluxe furnished & unfurnished townhouse & garden apartments. Centrally located to university campuses. No Pets allowed. 304-292-8888.

SOUTH PARK 1-BR ATTRACTIVE, spacious, private. Excellent condition. Minutes to campus. Heat included. Off-street parking. Lease/deposit. No pets. 304-296-3919.

TWO APARTMENTS: 2/3 BR—W/D, Off-street parking. 3/BR—W/D. Leases start 05/15/10. Garbage, cable not included. 717 Willey Street up from Arnold Hall. 304-685-9550.




S M I T H R E N TA L S , L L C

AVAILABLE MAY. 3BR, 1309 College Ave. 2 full bath. WD. Deck. Large yard. Parking. $450/person all utilities included. 304-288-3308.

275 MCCULLOUGH ST. HOUSE- 5BR, 4BATH. 2125 sq ft including finished basement. -Newer windows, doors, siding, deck, roof, water heater & DISHWASHER. Includes WASHER & DRYER and all appliances. Large 35’ x 20’ deck with beautiful backyard, great for entertaining. Ample storage, plenty of parking, can park over 6 vehicles. Very short walking distance to stadium (3 mins). Short walking distance to Ruby Hospital (10 mins). Pics: Call 304-280-8110/304-233-8109.

1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments For Rent AVAILABLE MAY 2011 Check out:


WILKINS RENTALS 304-292-5714

Now Leasing for 2011-2012 Apartments and Houses Close to Campus and South Park Locations All Include Utilities and Washer/Dryer Many Include Parking Pets Considered Rent as low as $415/mo per person Lease and Deposit Campus Area - 3, 4 & 5 Bedroom Apts and Houses South Park - 1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedroom Apts Between Campuses - 4 Bedroom Houses

FURNISHED HOUSES 4/BR HOUSE LOCATED ON Pearl Ave behind downtown Dairy Mart. $1100/mo plus utilities. Available June 2011. Call: 304-692-7587. CHARMING 3/BR 1/BA W/D, UPDATED Kitchen and bath. Basement. 5 min. walk to campus. Very clean. No Pets. $1300+utilities. Available 06/11. 704-281-4237. 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 NEWLY REMODELED. FULLY furnished. 4/BR. 2/BA. Large rooms. Beverly Ave. Off-street parking. No Pets. CA/C. DW. WD. 304-599-6001.

UNFURNISHED HOUSES 4 BR Houses. Campus & Jones Ave. Rent includes all basic Util., W/D, parking, more. 304-292-5714 2/BR, 1/BA HOUSE: STAR CITY. WALK to Crockett’s. 452 Westwood St. W/D. Pets OK. $540/mo+deposit. $100/off 1st/mo. Pearand-Corp./Shawn Kelly/Broker. 292-7171 3-4/BR WALK TO CAMPUS W/D, some parking. Lease/Deposit. Available 6/1/11. No pets. Max Rentals 304-291-8423 3/4BR HOUSE. PARTIALLY FURNISHED. Lease/deposit. WD. Off-street parking. No Pets. 5min walk to downtown campus. 724-258-8314 or 724-255-5732. 3/BR & 4/BR HOUSES AVAILABLE on Willey St. Very clean, W/D,parking. Walk to downtown campus. Available 5/15. Call 554-4135. 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. 3BR HOMES AVAILABLE. CONVENIENT to all campuses. WD/DW. CAC. Off-street parking. Very nice. Lease/deposit. No Pets. Available May 2011. 304-692-6549. 5/6 BEDROOMS $295/PERSON PLUS all utilities. Available 6/1/11 or 8/1/11. Dishwasher, washer, dryer. Kenny @ 304-288-0090. 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 AS MANY AS 4 PEOPLE, BOTH APTS. IN DUPLEX. 700 EAST BROCKWAY. 2/Baths, 2/Kitchens, 4/BR’s. Free Laundry. Free Parking. Yard. W/W. $375/MONTH/TOTAL EACH APT. Available May 16. Call Shawn, 304-292-7171 AVAILABLE 5/8/11. 3 AND 4 BR house. Recently remodeled. Partially furnished. Close to campus. Off-street parking. 296-8801 or 291-8288. AVAILABLE MAY. 3BR TOWNHOUSE. 123 1/2 Pleasant Street. 1 1/2bath. Super large bedrooms. WD/DW. 450/person all utilities included. 304-288-3308. AVAILABLE MAY. 3BR. 820 NAOMI. WD/DW. Parking. $450/person all utilities included. 304-288-3308.

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. COMFORTABLE LARGE 3 BEDROOM FR, DR, with basement. Near Ruby and Law Center. Quiet, nice neighborhood. Available May/June 2011. $900: 304-276-3792 DOWNTOWN 4/BR, 2/FULL BATH. Free Parking! W/D, DW, A/C, & hardwood floors. $490/month per person. No Pets. 304-216-3402

S m i t h R e n ta l s , L L C Houses For Rent

AVAILABLE MAY 2011 Check out:

(304) 322-1112

WALK TO DOWNTOWN OR STADIUM Large unfurnished 3BR, 21/2bath house, WD. 863 Stewart Street. 1080/month plus utilities. 304-288-0044.

ROOMMATES 2BR AVAILABLE IN BRAND NEW HOME. Close to campus. Convenient to Med-Center/Law School. $550/bedroom includes utilities. Contact Buddy 724-317-6188, JUST LISTED! MALE OR FEMALE roommate for brand-new apt. Close to downtown. Next to Arnold Hall. WD, DW, AC, parking. NO PETS. $420/mo. includes utilities. Lease/dep. 304-296-8491. 304-288-1572. ROOMMATE NEEDED IMMEDIATELY for 4 bedroom 4 bath apt in evansdale. $450 p/m includes w/d, d/w, a/c, and off street parking. 304-482-7919. 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.

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 2000 2BR/2BATH MOBILE HOME, walking distance to PRT/HSC, excellent condition/one owner. Available July 1.

AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE CASH PAID!! WE BUY CARS and trucks. Any make! Any model! Any condition! 282-2560

HELP WANTED !!BARTENDING. $300 A DAY potential. No experience necessary. Training available. Become a bartender. Age: 18 plus. 800-965-6520 Ext. 285


The Daily Athenaeum Business Office is now accepting applications for Student Office Assistants Prior office experience preferred. Apply in person: 284 Prospect St.

Attach Class Schedule EOE

The Daily Athenaeum is now accepting applications for

Graphic Artist in the

PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT Experience Preferred Adobe InDesign, Photoshop & Flash

Apply at 284 Prospect Street Submit Class Schedule with application. EOE FOX’S PIZZA DEN NOW HIRING DAY SHIFT COOKS AND DRIVERS. Apply in person. 3109 University Ave. LOCAL TANNING SALON NOW ACCEPTING applications for part-time employment. Call 304-292-8266 between 12:00 & 8:00p.m.

PARALEGAL, LEGAL SECRETARY, LAW CLERK for established downtown comercial lawyer. Please e-mail resume to

Computer Graphic Artist & Production Foreman The Daily Athenaeum is now accepting applications in the Production “Department for Computer Graphic Artist & Production Foremen. Experience Preferred Adobe InDesign, Photoshop & Flash Apply at 284 Prospect Street Bring Class Schedule EOE



Wednesday January 26, 2011

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New Relics on the move by alex mcpherson correspondent

Hailing from Morgantown, W.Va., the New Relics have worked from the ground up to prove their worth. A self-proclaimed “hodgepodge of rock, country and bluegrass”, the band has gained momentum with the 2010 album “Monongalia,” earning a no. 54 spot on the Billboard Country Charts with its single “Beautiful.” “I actually wrote it on a bet,” said Mike Arbogast, lead vocalist, referring to hit “Beautiful.” “Bryan (Martin), drummer, and Josh (Swiger), bassist, told me to write a song with three chords – something simple and catchy.” Martin then suggested the hook of ‘What are you doing when you’re not out being beautiful?’ “It all came together from there,” according to Arbogast. “We sent a whole bunch of tunes to some producers in Nashville. They loved it, and then the DJ’s started loving it, and it all snowballed from there,” Arbogast said. Nearly an unheard of feat, charting as an indie group, The New Relics have never shied away from a challenge in their 11 year-rise. Modeling themselves after the Zac Brown Band, they run their own label, production studio and promotions. “Our fans are very loyal, and are starting to bring their friends back to see us” Arbogast said. “We’re starting to see that on a regional level and it’s really cool to see that progression. That’s definitely a difference between (the) country and rock (scenes).” The four-man band built of Morgantown natives, likes to

Members of local country group The New Relics. keep things lively during its shows as each member is a multi-instrumentalist. Constantly switching between guitar, harmonica, banjo, mandolin and an organized mess of other instruments, they’ve learned to put full faith in their bandmates and trust each other’s every move. “These guys are my best friends,” Arbogast said. “We’re fighting scratch, tooth and nail to live this dream. But if we suddenly said we’re not going to do this any more, we’d still play locally because

we are so close.” Apart from building friendships, they’re also building an ever-growing fanbase. The band played at ChicN-Bones Thursday and earned the applause of nearly 350 in attendance. It also landed a new fan in senior sports management major Jared Lay. “Going in I wasn’t sure what to expect,” Lay said. “I’m a big fan of country music, but you never know what you’re going to get from a local band. I got into it and the crowd did, as well.”


Customers wait in line to order breakfast at Tudor’s Biscuit World Tuesday morning. Coming up for The New Relics is a trip to the Country Music Seminar in Nashville, Tenn., in March. The band also plans to release its new single “Dixie Queen” sometime next week. “Hopefully we’ll be hearing some stuff on the radio by the end of February and riding that into the spring,” Arbogast said. “We’re doing it again.” Check out The New Relics Saturday night at 10 p.m. at Rhythm & Brews. daa&

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Tudor’s Biscuit World now open for business by david ryan A&E editor

After months of delays and a free sample giveaway Monday, Tudor’s Biscuit World has finally opened its doors for regular business hours. Crowds gathered Monday for the taste of a state favorite. Barbara Horvath, co-owner of the restaurant with husband Joe, said the crowds began to gather around 7:30 a.m. “It went great,” Barbara said. “It probably went better than expected.” Customers kept coming until the moment they closed at 2 p.m., Barbara said. One customer knocked at the door as they were attempting to shut down. “One guy came to the door and we told him we were closed, and he said, ‘Do you have any biscuits? I’m so anxious about being here,’” Barbara said. The “Mary B,” a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit, was a big seller, she said. The chain also sold a lot of the “Mountaineer” biscuits, a biscuit named in honor of its surrounding college. “I did see one ‘Thundering Herd’ sold. I did not think this town would even say those words” to order it, she said. Customers who made it in

time were able to get their fix. Joe Cernelli, customer support specialist for the WVU Department of Radiology, ventured out for the occasion. “I was pretty intrigued at the thought of the hash brown actually being on the biscuit. It was a welcome addition to the classic ham, egg and cheese,” he said. “I was also impressed with the quality of the biscuit. They don’t fall apart in your hands like the other places.” Cernelli, a Pennsylvania resident, had no prior exposure to the chain. “I didn’t even know it existed until I found out one was opening in Morgantown,” he said. “Once I heard the news, I asked a few of my West Virginian friends, and they all highly recommended it.” Barbara said the restaurant plans to expand its social networking presence soon in order to make deals more easily accessed by the public. The restaurant’s Morgantown location can currently be found on Twitter (@ TudorsMotown). Though nothing is finalized, the owners will begin to offer either percentages off meals or free items via Twitter.

Sorority fashion show to prepare students for dressing in the ‘real world’ by megan puglisi A&E writer

West Virginity University’s Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority will be hosting a Fashion show Feb. 17. The event was originally scheduled to be held Wednesday. Students preparing to enter the professional workplace are encouraged to attend. Striving to cultivate and encourage scholastic standards and improve the social stature of college women, Alpha Kappa Alpha is involved and committed to the betterment of the community. Inspired by the Internal Leadership Training for External Service Initiative, President Chantel Perry said she is passionate about teaching the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha, and the community, the valuable potential each college woman has to become skilled leaders of the future. “Attendants of the fashion seminar will gain the knowledge of how to dress professionally in the workplace, during an interview and to a work related party,” Perry said.

During the time when students are working rigorously to pass all of their classes while simultaneously juggling extracurricular activities, jobs and attempting to maintain a social life, the knowledge of appropriate workplace attire is often overlooked. Directors of the event, Chantel Perry and Tenesha Hill, are eager to display their ideas of how leaders should present themselves on the catwalk. Those who forgot to think about what should be worn on the potentially most monumental day of their lives, will surely find the answers on the Alpha Kappa Alpha catwalk. Professional clothing will be funded by local department stores in the Morgantown Mall, and a few models will be wearing their own clothing from their closets, as well. “I want everyone to leave the event with the initiative to become better and more confident people in the workplace,” Perry said. Admission to this event is free. The location is yet to be finalized.

The DA 01-26-2011  

The January 26 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper

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