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Thursday February 3, 2011


Student arrested for sexual abuse BY TRAVIS CRUM CITY EDITOR

Marques Harvey, a freshman general studies major from Philadelphia, has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse after allegedly touching another West Virginia University student while she slept in a dorm room. Harvey was arraigned Tuesday at the Morgantown Magistrate Court after being arrested by University Police.

He was taken to North Central Regional Jail with a bail set at $50,000. An unidentified female, whose name has been withheld because she is the victim of sexual abuse, reported she awoke at 3 a.m. on Jan. 26 in a dorm room at Bennett Tower with a man in her bed. The victim said the man, whom she identified as Harvey, had his fingers in her crotch while lying next to her, according to her statement. Harvey also provided a

statement to police in which he said he had his right hand down the victims’s pants and he had placed his fingers in her crotch. University Police Chief Bob Roberts said Harvey and the victim were mutual acquaintances. The victim is not a resident of Bennett Tower, but was visiting her boyfriend who was not present when the incident occurred. The door to the room was unlocked, Roberts said. According to state law,

first-degree sexual abuse constitutes any touching or fondling under or outside of clothing that carries a possible five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both. Roberts said he wanted to remind all students to lock their dorm room doors whether they are in bed or leaving. A similar incident occurred in November 2009 in which an unwanted male entered more than two dorm rooms that were unlocked.

According to police, the male student touched more than one person in Lyon Tower while they slept. WVU residence halls have custodians and staff on duty at all hours of the day. Students are also required to swipe their WVU IDs after 9 p.m. Anyone who is not a resident entering the halls after this time is not permitted in the building without a guest pass. West Virginia Regional jail website

Marques Harvey, 18.

Students mixed ARMSTRONG HALL MAKEOVER on after-hours emergency line by Charles Young Staff Writer

Students walk down Armstrong’s third floor hallway where construction has been taking place.


Armstrong Hall to have fresh paint, new seating in hallways by devon unger staff writer

Crews are currently repainting the interior of Armstrong Hall as part of West Virginia University’s standard maintenance procedures. University buildings undergo certain routine upkeep on a cyclical basis. This maintenance work is a continual process conducted each year, according to Dan Batson, associate director of Facilities Management. “It’s something we do on an ongoing basis. There is a rotation the painters go through on campus; every building is scheduled every so many years to get spruced up,” Batson said. He said along with repainting much of the interior, other crews have been working to remove unused

lockers from hallways to add seating. “They’re putting in some additional seating areas. I think arts and sciences requested that we remove some lockers that were not being used and then put those recessed seating units in where a student could sit there while they’re waiting for class,” Batson said Jeff Haught, an operations manager for Facilities Management, is in charge of the painting crews working in Armstrong. He said they are going to repaint all of the public areas in the building including hallways, stairwells, restrooms and some classrooms. Haught said the money to repaint Armstrong came from an operations and maintenance budget, but he

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The student food pantry at West Virginia University is in need of more donations, said Jacqueline Dooley, program coordinator for the service. Dooley estimates that approximately 20 students per week utilize “The Rack,” the student food pantry. There are many students who come in and take the graband-go food items without ever signing-in, she said. One of the requirements to take food is that the student must sign-

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Construction takes place in Armstrong Hall.

in what they are taking from the pantry, so that it can be replaced. It was reported last year that the pantry had seen an increase in donations given by various student groups, such as sororities and fraternities. However, that number has declined this semester. The service is to make sure any WVU student who may be financially unable to purchase food still has access to meals, she said. “We have items students

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ABJ panel pushes education, assistance for diversity issues

Student food pantry in need of more donations By emily spickler

Jan Palmer, director of Student Health services at West Virginia University, gave a presentation at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Student Government Association about plans to purchase a new after-hours calling system for students who need medical assistance. Palmer said the purpose of his visit to SGA was to assess student interest in the program. “The reason we think it is so important to get student input on this issue is because WELL WVU is a student function and a student facility. Everything we do is for the students,” he said. After fielding questions about the program from members of the Board of Governors and students in the gallery, Palmer gauged support of the program by a show of hands. Twenty members of the audience were in favor of the system, while 25 were opposed. Palmer promised to take the feedback from the students to WELL WVU directors who will make the final decision on whether or not to purchase the system. The calling system would give West Virginia University students with medical problems after Student Health

hours, a number to call to be instantly connected with a registered nurse who could provide them with medical assistance or advice. It would cost a base fee of $34,000 per year. The money breaks down to a cost of $1.19 per student or approximately $25 per phone call, he said. However, after 120 students call the line, the fee would increase to $42,000. Whitney Peters, former SGA vice president and current graduate assistant for WELL WVU, said she was very proud of the progress SGA had made for health and wellness in the past year but encouraged the members of the BOG to continue making progress. “We are in the same place we were a year ago,” Peters said. “We have the dream, but we do not have the resources. We have to be able to fund the dream.” Also at the meeting, Gov. Evan Bonnstetter announced the completion of a comprehensive scholarship handbook and the launch of an uppergraduate student scholarship website. The handbook, which lists all student scholarships, is available for viewing in the SGA Office, he said. Bonnstetter said he hopes


The Rack, a new food pantry that provides food for underprivileged students, is located in the Mountainlair.

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INSIDE THIS EDITION The No. 25 West Virginia men’s basketball team faced Seton Hall last night. Check out our coverage and the results. SPORTS PAGE 12

Florita Stubbs Montgomery, president of the Black Faculty Association at West Virginia University, remembers a time as a child when she had to drink from a segregated water fountain. Montgomery was one of seven panelists on a forum Wednesday night focused on issues of racism hosted by the Association of Black Journalists. ABJ had a seven-person panel made up of professors and students, as well as representatives from the Black Student Union and ABJ. About 15 additional students attended the forum throughout the evening. Chelsea Fuller, ABJ President, led the forum and prompte d dis cussions through 10 questions, in which the panel and students were free to discuss. One major issue discussed

was WVU’s lack of a place for students and faculty to report racism issues at the University. Montgomery said she hopes the 2020 Strategic plan will address diversity and a possible place for people to go with these issues. Educating incoming faculty and students about diversity was also a topic discussed. Some panelists suggested the education would create more of an understanding and respectable environment for WVU. Rich Simon, senior criminology major, said racism and diversity are topics that are not really discussed, and the bridge should be gapped between professors and students. “I have classes where there are two to three African-American students in a class,” he said. “It’s about

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SIGNING ON DOTTED LINE West Virginia has a slew of new athletes for the fall, as players from across the country signed letters of intent to play for the Mountaineers. SPORTS PAGE 9


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Wheeling attorney William Wilmouth picked for BOG

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A veteran Wheeling lawyer and former federal prosecutor is the latest appointee to West Virginia University’s governing board. Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Wednesday appointed William Wilmoth to WVU’s Chelsi Baker/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM

Freshman psychology major Shannon Allman practices a self-defense move on WVU police patrolman Jeff Wright during Drop-A-Cop in the Mountainlair Wednesday. The DropA-Cop program encourages women to sign up for a self defense class in which they learn how to protect themselves in dangerous situations.

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may take home to prepare a healthy meal or eat while on campus,” she said. “Our store house is supplied very well.” It is open Monday through Friday during WVU’s business hours and accepts different food items such as meat products, cereal bowls, crackers, granola bars, Jell-O and fruit cups. All of the accepted food donations are tax exempt,


Continued from page 1 being comfortable in the classroom.” Ashton Pellom, senior broadcast news major and ABJ vice president, said WVU was like an umbrella, and although many different groups are represented here, they are often swept away. “We aren’t the only group with problems. It’s hard for

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was not sure of the exact cost of the project. The installation of benches is a separate project but Al Bildstein, the construction manager in charge, could not be reached by press time.


Continued from page1 both the website and the handbook will make the process of applying for scholarships easier. “The website lists all the available scholarships by college. It’s two clicks, and you’re done,” Bonnstetter said.

Board of Governors. Wilmoth was President Bill Clinton’s U.S. attorney for the state’s northern federal court district from 1993 until 1999. He was previously an assistant federal prosecutor and has been a lawyer in West Virginia since 1975.


Freshman history major Jessica Fletcher tackles WVU police patrolman Jeff Wright during Drop-A-Cop in the Mountainlair Wednesday afternoon.

she said. “As employees of WVU, we must show a kind, patient and positive attitude towards our students,” Dooley said. “The Rack demonstrates that Student Organizations support our students in a simple effort to ease their difficulties.” The Rack opened in September of last year after Dooley and Ron Justice, director of Student Organization Services, said they were made aware of the hunger problems that students face through an article posted

on National Public Radio’s website. “Students may dress nicely, drive beautiful cars and live in great apartments, but at the end of the day, they may not have the finances to purchase food,” Dooley said. The Rack is open not only to students, but faculty, staff and Morgantown residents, Justice said. “We are very fortunate to have such a giving University community,” he said.

everyone. Someone needs to stand up for all issues,” said Tiara Thomas, senior advertising major and ABJ secretary. The panel also discussed use of the “n-word” toward other African-Americans and the social stigmas surrounding the word and whether or not it’s use is appropriate in rap songs. Lauren Collins, a senior international studies major, said the college-aged generation is

desensitized to the word. “I don’t understand exactly why it stings,” she said. “When we hear about it, and we have an idea, we don’t know what it’s like to be used against us.” ABJ will also be hosting more events for Black History Month. In interest of disclosure, Fuller is the opinion editor of The Daily Athenaeum.

The painting crews have been working throughout the night to prevent any possible disruption to classes. “We’re doing it in-house, so we’re doing it with University workers, and that’s why we’ve elected them to be at night,” Haught said. “We’re doing it on night shift, the third shift, to alleviate traffic,

smell and the inconvenience of being there and disrupting everyday operations.” According to Haught, crews have been working in Armstrong for about a month, and they expect to have their work completed before the end of this semester.

SGA Vice President Ron Cheng closed the meeting by encouraging the members of the BOG to remain focused during the last two months of their terms and to not consider themselves “lame ducks.” Cheng was referring to the last two months of work on governor’s platforms before SGA elections in April. “I intend to use all the time

we have left. If you agree with me, if you agree with my commitment to the student body, please rise with me. Please stand and rise to the occasion,” Cheng said. The members of the BOG then stood and gave themselves and him a round of applause.

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Clay Herzog, of Mountain View Solar and Wind, shows an area on the roof of a doctor’s office for future solar panels Wednesday in Williamson, W.Va. A group devoted to creating alternative energy jobs in Central Appalachia is building a first for West Virginia’s southern coalfields region this week: a rooftop solar array, assembled by unemployed and underemployed coal miners and contractors.

Solar power reaches southern coalfields MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A group devoted to creating alternative energy jobs in Central Appalachia is building a first for West Virginia’s southern coalfields region this week – a rooftop solar array, assembled by unemployed and underemployed coal miners and contractors. The 40- by 15-foot array going up on a doctor’s office in Williamson is significant not for its size but for its location: It signals to an area long reliant on mining that there can be life beyond coal. People were skeptical when the idea was first floated about a year ago, says Nick Getzen, spokesman for The Jobs Project, which is trying to create renewable energy job opportunities in West Virginia and Kentucky. In the southern coalfields, he says, people have only ever gotten electricity one way – from coalfired power plants. “This is the first sign for a lot of folks that this is real, and that it’s real technology, and they can have it in their communities,” Getzen says. “In no way are we against coal or trying to replace coal. There’s still going to be coal mining here. This is just something else to help the economy.” The Jobs Project teamed up about a year ago with a solar energy company from the Eastern Panhandle, Mountain View Solar & Wind of Berkeley Springs, to develop a privately funded job-training program. The 12 trainees are earning $45 an hour for three days of work, while some local laborers are earning $10 an hour helping out. Mountain View owner Mike McKechnie is also buying all his electrical supplies from a local business. “We are not funded by any state organization. We’re doing this as a business because we want to grow the solar infrastructure and industry,” McKechnie said. “We’re West Virginians, and


Mack Stacey, left, of Williamson, W.Va. and Aaron Liggett, right, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., carry a solar panel into a doctor’s office Wednesday in Williamson, W.Va. we think it’s important. There’s a need here that’s not being met.” Demand for solar energy has been growing in West Virginia, and McKechnie’s company has been expanding with it. Mountain View has tripled in size two years in a row and is likely to do the same in 2011. It now employs 15 full-time workers, five part-timers and a network of about a dozen electricians, plumbers, roofers and general contractors who do installations when McKechnie calls. “This training model we’re unleashing in Williamson is something we’ve proven,” McKechnie said. “It’s not a pilot project. It’s something we’ve shown works.” Besides installing the rooftop array, the trainees and three of McKechnie’s employees will also be doing assessments on seven other properties this week. “What we’re doing is giving them a crash course. They get an introduction, and if they want to continue, then that’s who we’ll call in the future,” he says. If they like the work, they’ll follow up with additional training in the Eastern Panhandle “to get them to a certain caliber, and then they’ll continue their training as we start to do work down there,” McKechnie says. “We’re



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hoping they will go out on their own and find some sales leads and close those sales. We want to develop the entrepreneurial spirit so eventually they can go out on their own.” McKechnie says he’s not worried about creating competitors because there’s plenty of work to go around. “The public wants it and they can’t find it,” he says. McKechnie uses only American-made solar panels, and representatives of his supplier, Oregon-based Solar World USA, are expected to be in Williamson on Thursday for the public unveiling of the project. “We’re impressed with the focused enthusiasm and boldness of Mountain View Solar and Wind, and its partnership with The Jobs Project to spread the economic activity and financial savings of solar, and we want to do whatever we can to support and enhance the effort,” Solar World USA spokesman Ben Santarris said. The rooftop array on the doctor’s office cost about $90,000 and McKechnie says it will produce 11.7 kilowatts of electricity, or enough to reduce utility costs by about 20 percent. The system should pay for itself in about seven years. Getzen acknowledges many people can’t afford such an investment. “It’s going to take a little while to get going,” he says. But The Jobs Project is trying to figure out how to do projects without upfront capital. Already, he says, federal tax credits and grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture can help reduce costs, and people can seek lowinterest loans. “I just hope that through this project,” Getzen says, “we find many more.”

CORRECTION Due to a reporting error in Wednesday’s edition of The Daily Athenaeum, it was wrongly stated that Student Government Association Gov. Omar Wazir helped develop the idea of an after-hour emergency line for Student Health. He served actually as a liaison between Student Health and the students. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.


Thursday February 3, 2011

Blizzard spreads snowy shroud over nearly half of United States



Groundhog Club President Bill Deeley, right, looks and listens to Punxsutawney Phil, the weather predicting groundhog, as handler John Griffiths, left, awaits the prediction that spring will come early on Groundhog Day, Wednesday, in Punxsutawney, Pa.


Punxsutawney Phil, the weather predicting groundhog, center, stands on the shoulder of one of his handlers John Griffiths while looking at other handler Ben Hughes, after the Groundhog Club claimed that Phil did not see his shadow, and spring will come early on Groundhog Day, Wednesday, in Punxsutawney, Pa.

Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The country’s most famous groundhog predicted an early spring Wednesday but wasn’t willing to go out on a limb to forecast whether his state’s Pittsburgh Steelers will win the Super Bowl. Punxsutawney Phil emerged just after dawn on Groundhog Day to make his 125th annual weather forecast in front of a smaller-than-usual crowd in rural Pennsylvania who braved muddy, icy conditions to hear his handlers reveal that he had not seen his shadow. Including Wednesday’s forecast, Phil has seen his shadow 98 times and hasn’t seen it just 16 times since 1887, according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club’s Inner Circle, which runs the event. There are no records for the remaining years, though the group has never failed to issue a forecast. Two years ago, Phil’s forecast also acknowledged the Steelers’ Super Bowl XLIII win the night before. This year, Sunday’s game was mentioned in the forecast but no winner was predicted between the Steelers and the Green Bay Packers, who meet in Dallas for Super Bowl XLV. “The Steelers are going to

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the Super Bowl,” Mike Johnson, vice president of the Inner Circle, said just before the forecast was read, drawing cheers from the clearly partisan crowd gathered on Gobbler’s Knob, a tiny hill in this borough of about 6,100 residents, some 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. The Groundhog Day celebration is rooted in a German superstition that says if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on Feb. 2, the Christian holiday of Candlemas, winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow was seen, legend said spring would come early. In reality, Pennsylvania’s prophetic rodent doesn’t see much of anything. The result is actually decided in advance by 14 members of the Inner Circle, who don tuxedos and top hats for the event. The celebration usually draws 10,000 to 15,000 spectators when it falls on a weekday, Groundhog Club spokesman Luke Webber said. The area was under a winter weather warning and while heavier snows and sleet never materialized, rain falling in about 35-degree temperatures made for a below-average crowd, said Webber, who offered no specific estimate.

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CHICAGO (AP) — A fearsome storm spread a smothering shroud of white over nearly half the nation Wednesday, snarling transportation from Oklahoma to New England, burying parts of the Midwest under 2 feet of snow and laying down dangerously heavy layers of ice in the Northeast that were too much for some buildings to bear. Tens of millions of people stayed home. The hardy few who ventured out faced howling winds that turned snowflakes into face-stinging needles. Chicago’s 20.2 inches of snow was the city’s third-largest amount on record. In New York’s Central Park, the pathways resembled skating rinks. The storm that resulted from two clashing air masses was, if not unprecedented, extraordinarily rare for its size and ferocious strength. “A storm that produces a swath of 20-inch snow is really something we’d see once every 50 years – maybe,” National Weather Service meteorologist Thomas Spriggs. Lonely commuters struggled against drifts 3 and 4 feet deep in eerily silent streets that hadn’t seen a plow’s blade since the snow started a day earlier. Parkas and ski goggles normally reserved for the slopes became essential for getting to work. “This is probably the most snow I’ve seen in the last 34 years,” joked 34-year-old Chicagoan Michael George. “I saw some people cross-country skiing on my way to the train. It was pretty wild.” Although skies were beginning to clear over much of the nation’s midsection, the storm promised to leave a blast of bitter cold in its wake. Overnight temperatures in the upper Midwest were expected to fall from minus 5 to minus 20, with wind chills as much as minus 30. The system was blamed for at least 10 deaths, including a homeless man who burned to death on New York’s Long Island as he tried to light cans of cooking fuel, and a woman in Oklahoma City who was killed while being pulled behind a truck on a sled that hit a guard rail. Airport operations slowed to a crawl nationwide, and flight


The tops of sky scrapers are obscured by fog in New York City, Tuesday. Layers of dangerous ice and blowing snow closed roads and airports from Texas to Rhode Island on Tuesday as a monster storm began bearing down on the nation and those in its frigid path started to believe the hype. After burying the Midwest, the storm was expected to sweep into the Northeast, parts of which already are on track for record snowfall this winter. A winter storm warning was in effect for New York City, with forecasters predicting a mix of snow, sleet and ice. cancellations reached 13,000 for the week, making this system the most disruptive so far this winter. A massive postChristmas blizzard led to about 10,000 cancellations. In the winter-weary Northeast, thick ice caused several structures to collapse, including a gas station canopy on Long Island and an airplane hangar near Boston. In at least two places, workers heard the structures beginning to crack and narrowly escaped. In Middletown, Conn., the entire third floor of a building failed, littering the street with bricks and snapping two trees. Acting Fire Marshal Al Santostefano said two workers fled when they heard a cracking sound. “It’s like a bomb scene,” Santostefano said. “Thank God they left the building when they did.” More than a half-dozen states began digging out from up to a foot of snow that made roads treacherous and left hundreds of thousands of homes without power. Chicago public schools canceled classes for the secondstraight day. And the city’s iconic Lake Shore Drive remained shut down, nearly a day after drivers abandoned hundreds of snowbound

vehicles. The famous freeway appeared as if rush hour had been stopped in time, with three lanes of cars cluttering the pavement amid snow drifts that stood as high as the windshields. Bulldozers worked to clear the snow from around the cars, which were then plucked by tow trucks out of the drifts one by one. Officials could not say when the road would reopen. As the storm built to full strength Tuesday evening, 26-year-old Lindsey Wilson sat for hours on a stranded city bus. She eventually joined other passengers who tried to walk home. She made it about 100 feet before she couldn’t see anything around her, including the bus she’d just left. Fearing she would be swallowed by mounting snowdrifts, Wilson turned back and spent the night on the bus. “I thought if I fall over, what would happen if I got buried under a pile of snow?” she said. Some motorists came away angry, frustrated that city didn’t close the crucial thoroughfare earlier. Others were mad at themselves for going out during the storm or not using another route. “In 31 years with the city, I haven’t experienced any-

thing like we did at Lake Shore Drive,” said Raymond Orozco, chief of staff for Mayor Richard M. Daley. “Hundreds of people were very inconvenienced, and we apologize for that.” Elsewhere, utility crews raced to restore power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses in Ohio, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, where freezing rain and ice brought down electrical lines. Rolling blackouts were implemented across Texas, including in Super Bowl host city Dallas, due to high demand during a rare ice storm. The outages would not affect Cowboys Stadium in suburban Arlington, said Jeamy Molina, a spokeswoman for utility provider Oncor. But other Super Bowl facilities, such as team hotels, were not exempt, she said. The storm derived its power from the collision of cold air sweeping down from Canada and warm, moist air coming up from the south. “The atmosphere doesn’t like that contrast in temperature. Things get mixed together and you have a storm like this,” said Gino Izzo, another weather service meteorologist. “The jet stream up in the atmosphere was like the engine and the warm air was the fuel.”



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The new owner of Massey will have hurdles With the recent sale of Massey Energy to coal-producing giant Alpha Natural Resources, more cooperation with the Mine Safety and Health Administration is necessary to transform the company into a safe and profitable investment. Alpha Natural Resources offered Massey Energy $7.1 billion to sell the company, which was accepted Jan. 29. The mergers will unite 110 mines and about 5 billion tons of combined reserves throughout the Appalachian Region, according to the New York Times. The deal is expected to close at

mid-year, pending regulatory and shareholder approval. The new owner of the coal producer will have its hands full turning the company around. The 2010 total yearly loss for Massey was at $166.6 million, or $1.71 per share, on revenue of $3.04 billion. In the year prior, Massey earned $104.4 million, or $1.22 per share, on revenue of $2.7 billion, all according to The Register Herald. The company has been on a constant downslide since the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster last spring, which resulted in the death of 29 miners.

MSHA officials suspect the explosion was caused by a buildup of methane gas mixing with coal dust, worn shearer bits and broken water sprayers, circumstances that were preventable and in violation of MSHA codes. Massey Energy denies violating nearly all federal codes set to prevent such events. The buyout of Massey comes to no surprise after CEO Don Blankenship’s resignation in December 2010. When Alpha Natural Resources does assume control in the coming months, it will have to leap more hurdles as MSHA

proposed new safety regulations on Jan. 31 that will eliminate warning letters to mine operators who violate codes and allow for more efficient enforcement for mines that have a pattern of violations. The proposal resulted after a buildup of more than 16,000 pending violations at the Mine Safety Health Review Commission. The significant number of appeals is from more recent safety laws that came into effect after the Sago Mine disaster in 2006, which killed 12 miners in Sago, W.Va. Given the history of Massey Energy, it will be interesting

to see how Alpha Natural Resources will handle reconstructing the company. In the year preceding the explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine, four Massey mines had injury rates that were twice the national average, as reported by National Public Radio. With coal production being West Virginia’s number one money maker and a major employer, all efforts must be made to ensure our workers will make it home safely. Hopefully, Alpha Natural Resources will do just that.

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You don’t have to be black to respect Black History Month chelsea fuller opinion editor

Well, here we are again at the beginning of another Black History Month. This is a time when openminded individuals learn and embrace black history while the close-minded complain and moan saying ignorant things like “there shouldn’t be Black History Month because there is no White History Month.” Considering that February was designated Black History Month in 1976, you would think people could have come up with a better excuse by now. Anyone with the slightest knowledge of this country and its history of race relations would know just how to respond to that simple-minded statement: Every month can be considered white history month. It is not a secret that European history and culture are dominant in this country every day of every year. In school, children learn from textbooks filled with hundreds of pages and dozens of chapters. Even today, Latino, Asian, African American and Native American history are refined to one chapter – if that. How is anyone supposed to learn an entire culture’s history in one chapter of a book, or in one month for that matter? February is the shortest month of the year. You’d think people would have enough

respect for the contributions black people have made to this nation to allow a measly 28 days of honor and remembrance. You would think that would be understood but unfortunately, it’s not. After all these years, people still raise hell about Black History Month and its supposed insignificance, every year. Black History Month is a wonderful aid for those who dedicate their lives to teaching black history and educating people about it as often as possible. It is also a great time for other cultures to come together and learn about each others commonalities. But for those who don’t know or care about black culture and its relevancy to this nation, Black History Month is just a waste of 28 days. Some feel that Black History Month is just a time black people use to remind white people about slavery and the oppression they caused. That is not true at all. This is a time for everyone, regardless of race, to learn about and respect black history and all the people who contributed to it. Contrary to what many believe, black history didn’t start with Brown vs. the Board of Education, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, the Civil Rights Movement and Dr. King. Part of the reason there are so many issues, misconceptions and misinformed people in regards to black history is because some only want to learn the history in parts according to what they and society has deemed important. You can’t start with slavery, jump to Jim Crow and

Multicultural hands reach out to symbolize diversity and understanding. the Civil Rights Movement and then end with President Barack Obama and expect to have a thorough understanding of the black experience in this country. Learning the history of a people in the middle of their journey is counterproductive.

So, this Black History Month, instead of doing what you usually do (which for some might be nothing), try to do something or go somewhere that focuses on an aspect of black history or culture that you have never learned about before.

Just like any other ethnicity, black people have a culture that is extensive and diverse. There is something that will appeal to everyone. Whether you are interested in dance, fashion, science, education, journalism or food, black people have contrib-

uted in some way, shape or form. Black History Month is not about segregation or Black Nationalism; it is about respecting the culture and the history. That is something that everyone can and should do.

Deficit numbers have different meanings when putting them into context Chris talamo The Dartmouth Uwire

It’s a new year, meaning that while Americans are working out what their taxes are, a plethora of government offices are busy trying to make estimates of budget figures for both 2010 and 2011. One figure, however, already stands out from the crowd based on its sheer magnitude. The figure was released last Wednesday from the Congressional Budget Office, which now estimates that the 2010 budget deficit is a whopping $1.5 trillion. One and a half trillion dollars. I’d wager most can’t even imagine that much money, which is probably why various commentators have resorted to conceptualizing

the deficit with silly calculations about how many times the sum could wrap around the Earth, how many miles it could stretch into space or how many years it would take to print the necessary bills on an old-fashioned printing press. It has to be more difficult to try to imagine (and calculate) how long it would take to drive 1,200 miles on a road paved with $100 bills – that’s how far $1.5 trillion would get you, in case you were wondering – than to just think about the context of these numbers. Why try to visualize the quantity of individual bills in $1.5 trillion when it would be far more instructive to simply compare these figures to other current and historical figures? We engage in comparison every day to understand the value of more familiar numbers – for example, we know that the prices at res-

taurants are high because we compare them to other restaurants. Continuing with the CBO example further illuminates the importance of putting numbers in context. The media is abuzz with news of the deficit and the impressive $1.5 trillion figure has made it into more than a couple of headlines. The hype is driven largely by the fact that if this estimate pans out, it will be the largest budget deficit in America’s history. That’s impressive, until you consider that the budget deficit in 2009 was a close runner up: $1.4 trillion. $1.5 trillion no longer seems like a huge jump. Just by introducing one other point of reference, we can turn these incomprehensible numbers into something ordinary. I understand that sometimes the media need to exaggerate the magnitude of

some stories to attract readers. What is truly upsetting about the CBO case is that news outlets shouldn’t have to resort to scaring readers with big numbers when there is actually real news to report. What’s newsworthy is not the current estimate of the budget deficit, but rather that the CBO’s estimate actually increased by about $414 billion ($0.414 trillion) since August 2010. That’s a 38 percent increase in a matter of four to five months, which is particularly troublesome in a fiscal year when many hoped the budget deficit would begin declining back to pre-recession levels (when the deficit used to hover around $200 billion). Sadly though, this $414 billion figure appears in only a few of the reports that I have read. Enough with the CBO and the media – let’s look to pol-

itics for another example of how the absence of context can influence our perceptions of large figures. Also on Wednesday, the House voted to eliminate the Presidential Election Campaign Fund, which uses $3 from the federal taxes of taxpayers who choose to opt into the fund to help provide public support for elections. Many involved are lauding the vote as the first in a series of major budget cuts, as it’s estimated that eliminating the fund will save the government $617 million over the next 10 years. I would draw your attention to the word “million” there. Approximating that the savings are distributed evenly among the 10 years represented, this vote reduces the yearly budget deficit by a mere 0.00411 percent. The Republican Party is going to have to do a little bet-

ter than this if it wants to impress me. Of course, let’s not forget that when President Barack Obama first took office in 2009, he promised to make a whopping $100 million in budget cuts in his first 90 days. Exaggerating the value of numbers isn’t a partisan issue. The bottom line is that if Americans want to stay informed about which budget numbers warrant fear or awe and which are mere publicity stunts, it’s going to require a little research and calculation. Given how many protests I observed in 2010 against “big government” and government spending, I hope to see the same level of scrutiny applied with the newly elected officials in 2011. Knowing the context is the difference between a mountain and a molehill.


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New restaurant offers Middle Eastern cuisine by christina Gutierrez correspondent


A variety of desserts are presented in Albasha Sweets & Restaurant, located at 3109 University Ave.

Morgantown residents looking for a spicy dish, look no further than University Avenue. Albasha Sweets & Restaurant, located at 3109 University Ave., offers Middle Eastern food at an affordable price, said owner Sami Abulaban. Abulaban brought the style of food to Morgantown when he noticed a gap in the market. “We don’t have that many (of this food style) here in Morgantown,” he said. “We only have a few restaurants around town.” Albasha Sweets & Restau-

rant serves a range of dishes, including meat pies, spinach pies and an assortment of kebobs with rice. “Everyone likes shish kabobs,” he said. “A lot of people like rice, too.” Abulaban would recommend the kabobs for first-timers interested in trying out the style of food. For those with religious concerns, the restaurant also offers halal meat. The restaurant has been open since September and Abulaban has noticed demand in Morgantown. “I wanted to bring something different and reasonably priced that I knew would

do well in a place such as this,” he said. Along with some traditional Middle Eastern meals, Albasha offers an array of authentic desserts. “It’s nothing fancy,” he says, “Just good food for cheap prices.” Most items on the menu are under $10, he said. For those who don’t have the time to visit the restaurant, there are other options as well, such as catering and take-out. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and seats 24 people, Abulaban said. daa&

School choir an inspiration for all

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Comedian Billy Gardell’s special will air on Comedy Central Saturday at 9 p.m.

Gardell’s stand-up special touches life, love and the troubles of raising kids JAKE POTTS A&E WRITER

During the game of life, everyone experiences a point in time where they feel that it’s time for a break. Comedian Billy Gardell looks at his break as his life’s “Halftime.” In his new stand-up special, Gardell discusses the events in his life that have led him to where he is today. From the birth of his son to the technological advances overtaking the younger generations, Gardell takes all of these topics and puts hilarious spins on them. The special, recorded in his hometown of Pittsburgh, is one in a list of many comedic performances dating back to 1989. Gardell opened his performance discussing stories covered in the daily news and their developing downfall to more and more depressing stories. “Didn’t anybody get a cat out of a tree or something I can hold on to? I need some hope,” Gardell said. The comedian went on to discuss the few inspirational stories in the news, such as the plane landing on the Hudson River. Gardell tackled what he considered corruption caused by the depression in the news. The little “evil voice” in everyone’s head is starting to have

a say, according to Gardell. Gardell’s age was one of the major topics covered during the comedy special. The difference in generations was brought up hand-in-hand with the “technological chokehold” younger generations seem to be in. “I tell the younger guys, ‘Work on your cars.’ No one ever got laid in the back of an iPhone,” Gardell said. Gardell also drew upon his experiences raising his 7-yearold son. At first, the son had all of his wife’s attention, but as time passed, the son starting spending more time around his father – something he wasn’t complaining about. The aging process is one that Gardell claims is misunderstood by the general population. “They say if you live old enough, you get to see your parents turn into children again,” said Gardell. “It’s the truth. I took my 7-year-old son and 67-year-old dad to Disney World. They’re the same people. It’s not about staying young. It’s about getting old and enjoying it.” The comedy special discusses growing up, turning into an adult and all the adventures that Gardell experienced in the process. The one hour special appears on Comedy Central Saturday at 9 p.m.

Fifth graders, which make up the choir at New York’s Public School 22, perform on the ‘Today’ show.


On dreary winter days everyone needs a little something to bring some sunshine to their lives. While choirs of angels are a little hard to come by, there’s an amazing group of children picking up the slack. Since 2000, the fifth graders of Staten Island, New York’s Public School 22 choir, along with their incredible director Gregg Breinberg, have been singing away to impress their school, their community and now the world. In today’s “Glee”-addicted culture, choir covers are old hat. Not anymore. In 2006, Breinberg created

a blog to share some videos of the children’s performances. Over time, YouTube has done its job and has shown the Internet just how talented these children are. Perez Hilton started doting on them through his blog after their stirring rendition of Tori Amos’ “Dragon” brought her singer to tears. From there, it’s been a landslide of interviews and performances. They’ve been seen everywhere from “Good Morning America” and “Anderson Cooper 360” to The New York Times and The Huffington Post. NPR’s “All Things Considered” did a feature on them, Billboard invited them to perform at an award ceremony for Lady Gaga and Beyonce and the background of three tracks on Passion Pit’s 2009 album, “Manners,” contains their in-

nocent musings. Now virtually half of Hollywood calls themselves fans, as countless quotes cascade down the side of the PS 22 choir blog. In a 2009 interview with The Huffington Post, Breinberg told the blog. “Maybe individually they don’t have that prodigious talent, but when they come together, they work off each other and become bigger than they are individually.” They certainly bring a big presence to each of their performances. Of the 461 videos on their YouTube page, an insane amount of old and new songs are covered from Katrina & the Waves “Walking on Sunshine” to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys “Empire State of Mind.” Indie and foreign features aren’t left out either, as the fifth


graders are no longer strangers to the works of France’s Phoenix, and Iceland’s Bjork. Their latest rendition of Ariel Pink’s Haunted Grafitti’s “Round and Round” has fired up the spotlight again with The Huffington Post, Pitchfork and countless other blogs. In less than a month, the entire world will have an opportunity to see these child prodigies in action as they’ve been invited to perform on Feb. 27 at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. With a great teacher, a lot of talent and a little luck, the PS 22 choir has been stealing hearts, one person at a time. If you haven’t seen these kids in action, don’t delay. Visit their blog at http:// and find your missing sunshine. daa&




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Today BROWN BAG LUNCH FILM & DISCUSSION SERIES will be showing “The Last of the Mississippi Jukes” at 11:30 a.m. in the Gluck Theatre in the Mountainlair. This event is free and open to the public. Pizza will be served on a first-come, firstserved basis. For more information, visit multiculturalprograms.html.

Every Thursday CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS, a 12-step program to assist participants in developing healthier relationships of all kinds, meets at 7 p.m. in the conference room of Chestnut Ridge Hospital. For more information, call Mary at 304-296-3748. LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE COLLEGIATE CORPS meets at the Lutheran Chapel at 8 p.m. The LDRCC responds to regional and national disasters. No experience is necessary. For more information, e-mail Stephanie at or visit www.lutheranmountaineer. org/disaster. MUSLIM STUDENTS ASSOCIATION hosts a weekly Islam and Arabic class at 6:30 p.m. in the Monongahela Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, contact Sohail Chaudhry at 304-906-8183 or THE MORGANTOWN CHESS CLUB meets from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the basement of the First Christian Church at 100 Cobun Ave. Meetings will not be held the last Thursday of every month. For more information, visit www.morgantownchess. org. CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST holds its weekly CRU meetings at 9 p.m. in Room G24 of Eiesland Hall. People can join others for live music, skits and relevant messages. For more information, e-mail roy. or visit UNITED METHODIST STUDENT MOVEMENT meets at 7 p.m. at the Campus Ministry Center on the corner of Price and Willey streets. For more information, e-mail WVU CLUB TENNIS practices from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Ridgeview Racquet Club. For carpooling, call 304-906-4427. New members are always welcome. THE WVU YOUNG DEMOCRATS meets at 7 p.m. in the Blackwater Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, e-mail kross3@ WVU WOMEN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE TEAM meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Shell Building. No experience is necessary. For more information, contact Sarah Lemanski at TRADITIONAL KARATE CLASS FOR SELF-DEFENSE meets at 9 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A of the Student Recreation Center. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION meets at 8 p.m. at

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Continual 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 vc_srsh@ 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 304598-5180 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 www.caritashouse. net. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a United Way agency, is looking for volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-onone community-based and schoolbased mentoring programs. To volunteer, contact Sylvia at 304-

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983-2823, ext. 104 or e-mail ROSENBAUM FAMILY HOUSE, which provides a place for adult patients and their families to stay while receiving medical care at WVU, is looking for service organizations to provide dinner for 20 to 40 Family House guests. For more information, call 304-598-6094 or e-mail LITERACY VOLUNTEERS is seeking volunteers for one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and English as a second language. Volunteer tutors will complete tutor training, meet weekly with their adult learners, report volunteer hours quarterly, attend at least two in-service trainings per year, and help with one fundraising event. For more information, call 304-296-3400 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 or visit the IVCF website at www. 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 will experience a lot more possibilities because of a willingness to bounce ideas off others. Aquarius is often a sign that has to be right, but the smart Aquarian opens up to many different thought systems and ideas. Your personality melts barriers and attracts many people. If you are single, opportunities to date abound. Choosing the right person for the type of bond you want will remain key. If you are attached, try to defer to your sweetie more often. Recognize how dominant you can be. AQUARIUS is far from a fairweather friend. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHHH Zero in on your priorities. Everyone seems gung-ho, yet later another attitude could emerge. You feel odd dealing with a closed-off person who refuses to open up. You might ask what is going on here. Keep your focus. Tonight: Catch up on surprising news.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHH You are your own worst critic. A partner or close associate encourages you to relax. Being uptight can only add to a difficulty. Don’t push yourself too hard. Take a day off as soon as you can, just for you. Tonight: Togetherness works. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHHH A serious talk does a lot to repair a relationship. You might wonder exactly what is going on behind another’s cool demeanor. Conversations open up a different point of view. Watch another person become more animated. Tonight: Go with a suggestion. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHH An easy exchange with an associate might not be possible. Give this person time to relax and flow. Throw yourself into your work. Others have a lot of questions about a project. Don’t hesitate to get into a conversation about the matter at hand. Tonight: Relax.

TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHH Yes, you could be overly serious and perhaps tiresome to some people. Don’t worry -everyone likes how you get the job done. Don’t postpone a doctor’s or dentist’s appointment. Keep yourself in tiptop shape. Tonight: Get some extra R and R.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH Your normal playfulness seems to be gone. A sad quality or edge could mar an excellent relationship. Slow down and think about what has occurred. Perhaps you need to revise your thinking. Open up. Creativity will flow once more. Tonight: Go for fun.

GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH A person you generally think of as playful could be a bit dour. You might try to cheer up him or her and wind up making this person even more closed down. Sometimes honoring another’s feelings rather than negating them makes all the difference. Tonight: Use your imagination.

SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHH Allow others to know of your disdain for an evolving situation. Perhaps you are taking someone too seriously. Know that you might need some downtime in order to recycle and take another look at what ails you. In a couple of days, your perspective will change. Tonight: Catch

up on a friend’s news. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH A meeting could set the tone for the day. You could be exhausted and tired by everything that wings by today. You might choose to do something very differently from what others want. Keep talking in order to fully grasp others’ concerns. Tonight: Visit with a neighbor. Catch up on news. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHH Be aware of the costs of proceeding in a chosen direction. A boss or an authority figure might have strong opinions. Conversations need to involve different ideas, which might cause less total damage. Tonight: Be responsive to another’s ideas. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHHH Though someone at a distance could be difficult, you can bypass his or her negativity. Try as you may, you cannot change this person’s mood. Stay on top of your work; you might need to screen some calls. You wonder why so many people want you! Tonight: As you like it. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHH Take your time making decisions. You could find a source to be somewhat closed down. Get feedback and ideas from others. In the end, it is you and only you who will be making the decisions. Sit down and reflect for as long as you need to. Tonight: Some solo time. BORN TODAY Novelist James Michener (1907), actress Morgan Fairchild (1950), comedian Shelley Berman (1925)


Pearls Before Swine

by Stephan Pastis

F Minus

by Tony Carrillo

Get Fuzzy

by Darby Conley

Cow and Boy 

by Mark Leiknes


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


ACROSS 1 One not standing after a strike 4 “Cos“ fan tutte” composer 10 Fuel used in smokeless briquettes 14 United 15 Tater Tots maker 16 Humerus neighbor 17 School gp. 18 Normal damage 20 Object held by some Monet subjects 22 “Born to Fly” singer Evans 23 __ out: barely makes 24 Bribes 27 Exodus landmark 30 Cubicle items 32 End zone dance preceder 34 Way to get up 36 Party drink 37 Like Mars 38 “Pay attention!” 42 Nimitz letters 45 “Livin’ Thing” rock gp. 46 Horde member 49 Extensive Asian landmark 53 Worker with rattan 55 Jockey rival 56 Israeli prime minister, 1969-’74 58 Diet brand word 59 Logician’s “E,” perhaps 61 Thames neighborhood 63 With the ends of 18-, 32-, 38- and 49-Across, an historic demand 67 Where Dover is: Abbr. 68 Jezebel’s husband 69 City WNW of Boca 70 LAX listing 71 Jobless benefit 72 Assembly sites 73 Man cave, maybe DOWN 1 Visited unannounced, with “in” 2 See 7-Down 3 Most convenient 4 Does some yardwork 5 Droxies used to compete with them 6 Extremist 7 With 2-Down, engine conduits 8 Nutritional amt. 9 Darkens in the sun 10 Foul-smelling 11 Aquitaine duchess

12 Women’s tennis star Ivanovic 13 Sailor 19 Track event 21 Out of line 25 Road hazard 26 Plum pudding ingredient 28 Blow away 29 Pacers’ home: Abbr. 31 Balneotherapy venue 33 “Come Fly With Me” lyricist 35 Burgoo, e.g. 39 Bit of dough 40 Org. with an interlocking rings logo 41 Trivial 42 “That’s disgusting!” 43 E. Per—n’s title 44 It nearly surrounds Gambia 47 Liqueur flavoring 48 Cold War thaw 50 Oxygen-loving organism 51 Peter the Great, for one 52 Fungus-alga union 54 Born 2/6/1911, speaker of the demand

57 Butler at Tara 60 1/2 fl. oz. 62 Halloween et al. 63 Moonstruck 64 17th Greek letter 65 Falcons, on scoreboards 66 Yr.-end adviser



Thursday February 3, 2011

A variety of global fashion easy to find on WVU campus Megan puglisi a&e writer

The American culture is a compilation of many different cultures from around the world. Different religions, ethnicities, races, languages, cuisine and opinions all factor into the cultural values that contribute to the constant change of pace in America. Fashion is important. Like other cultural customs and values, fashion can help shape an identity for a people and a nation. Fashion, like our country, is constantly evolving and changing. In fashion, style changes every season. Each student who travels from country to country studying abroad also contributes to the common fashion sense, bringing new ideas and styles with them. Caitlin Sussman, West Virginia University senior social work major, was born and raised in Maryland. In Summer 2009, she had the opportunity to travel abroad for a period of four weeks with the purpose of attending multinational social work workshops at a Vietnamese university. Sussman wasn’t sure what to expect of the local fashion, and was told to pack longsleeved shirts and long pants. “When I finally got there, the biggest reaction I had to

the fashion was the amount of coverage that the people wore,” she said. “They covered their entire bodies from head to toe, always wore hats and wore socks with their sandals.” According to Sussman, it is a sign of hierarchical status in Vietnam to have a fair complexion. Those who don’t wear a hat or full coverage are noticeably impoverished. Although she was surprised to see the modest coverage on both genders, Sussman was quick to conform to the Vietnamese style of dress. “I started dressing similar to them because I began thinking differently about exposing my breasts and legs to bring unwanted attention to my body.” Sussman was honored to be a part of the culture during her time there that she was given a traditional Vietnamese dress called an Ao Dai worn by Vietnamese girls and women to formal occasions and every day to school, which she wears two to three times a year in the U.S. “I have built an appreciation for the safety and freedom that I have here in the U.S. and think twice about when I want to show off my body more selectively, which I would have never gained if I had not gone on the trip and discovered Vietnamese fashion,” she said. Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, senior international business major Oscar Romer Gonzalez showed different viewpoints on the fashion customs that exist in

America. “Before I came to the United States, I knew that the fashion was going to be terrible,” Gonzalez said. “Everywhere I look, I see everyone wearing the same thing. Everyone here wears sweatshirts, sweatpants and baseball caps. But, I knew it was to be expected.” Though wearing more American-style clothing, Gonzales keeps his native style. “I keep my heritage intact when it comes to getting dressed.” It is clear that the style and uniqueness of Americans has dwindled away to a lumpy pile of sweats taking away individuality and making everyone a part of a massive crowd. Sussman, who grew up in the U.S. was ecstatic to be a part of something different, something beautiful and something not surrounded by materialism. Gonzalez comes from countries full of lively colors and expressed style are clearly not impressed with the lack of style that exists, especially in Morgantown. Not everyone is a style guru and fashion may be on the bottom of his or her interest list but that doesn’t mean they have to conform to the dull choices. Become inspired by the eccentric, powerful and alluring styles that exist around the globe and incorporate a new sense of individuality into your lifestyle.


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The New Relics sing the National Anthem at the men's basketball game Wednesday.



Local book club dedicated to Virginia Woolf, other classic authors, essayists by ashlie walter A&E writer

A new book club exclusively featuring the works of author and essayist Virginia Woolf met for the first time this week. The club meets every other month, with its next meeting April 5. The group, which originally read works by Jane Austen, shifted to its new author after reading all of Austen’s work. “We try to read a variety of books from different classic authors,” said Ruth Godfrey, children’s librarian for the Morgantown Public Library and member of the club. Virginia Woolf is an acclaimed English writer from the early 20th century.

Woolf wrote nine novels in her lifetime, and the book club recently read her first, “The Voyage Out.” “The Voyage Out” describes the adventure of Rachel Vinrace on her journey to South America on her father’s ship. “It was kind of dry, not that exciting,” Godfrey said. The club discussed Woolf’s life, her book and the writer’s history. Godfrey commented that a majority of the club said the book was “hard to get into” and “they didn’t care for it.” The group also had a guest member, Professor Lisa Weihman from the English Department of West Virginia University. Weihman said the club’s chosen book was not a good start to

Woolf since it was her first work and it is unpolished. Godfrey said that Woolf’s other works are more polished, and have better storylines. After the club reads Woolf’s second novel, it will evaluate the author and decide if they should continue to read her or switch to a different author. The group’s second novel to read is “To The Lighthouse,” Woolf’s fifth novel. The club has a variety of members, including mothers, professors of WVU students, University workers and teachers at the local public schools, Godfrey said. “It’s just your typical book club,” Godfrey said. To RSVP for the next event or to ask questions, call

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POS. PLAYER HT./WT. M NICK BREITSAMETER 5-foot-7, 160 pounds

West Virginia men’s soccer coach Marlon LeBlanc looked east for his newest recruiting class, which is led by two New Jersey commitments. The Mountaineers signed the eighth- and 12th-ranked New Jersey soccer players for the 2011 class according to Forward Ryan Morris from Freehold, N.J., and defender Paul Ehrenworth from Cranbury, N.J., signed letters of intent to play for the Mountaineers in 2011. Morris, at 5-foot-5, 135 pounds, helped his high school team win the 2010 Central Jersey Group IV State Championship and the 2008 Shore Conference Championship. He was named first team all-division, all-county, all-conference and all-state in 2010. He was also named Freehold Township’s Offensive Player of the Year. At the club level, Morris played for the NJSA 04 Academy in 2009-10 and was the team’s leading scorer with 12 goals. He was named the National Academy Player of the Week in April 2010, as well. He was named the MVP of the

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WVU summer soccer camp and was one of 32 players selected to play in the 2010 New York Red Bulls High School Cup. Ehrenworth, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound defender, was a three-year starter at Princeton High School and a oneyear starter at The Hun School of Princeton. He led Princeton High to county championships in 2008 and 2009 with gamewinning goals. He was named all-conference, all-county and all-state, as well. At the club level, Ehrenworth started at left back with the New York Red Bull Academy for four years. He started against the U.S. Under-17 National Team three times and won a United State Futsal Federation National Championship in 2007. The other recruit, a threestar prospect according to, is Nicho-


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A four-time all-county player and the New Jersey Player of the Year in 2010

also a 2010 ESPN Rise Fall All-American. After an impressive senior season in which she scored 40 goals and added 20 assists, Schwindel was named the 2010 New Jersey Soccer Female Player of the Year. She led her

team to the 2010 Group IV state finals as a senior, as well. She is a four-year all-conference and all-county player and has scored 118 goals and had 68 assists in her high school career. She played club soccer at Montclair United Thunderbolts and led that team to the 2009 state championship. ­— amd


Pittsburgh’s Harrison turns up criticism of NFL punishments HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Rick Jackson had 13 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 17 Syracuse to a 66-58 victory over No. 6 Connecticut on Wednesday night and the Orange avoided the first fivegame losing streak in coach Jim Boeheim’s 35 seasons. Brandon Triche had 16 points for the Orange (19-4, 6-4 Big East), who had lost four straight game under Boeheim three times before this streak. Freshman Jeremy Lamb had 22 points to lead the Huskies (17-4, 5-4), who have lost two straight – both at home – since a six-game winning streak. The game featured the most wins ever in Division I between two coaches. Boeheim came in with 847, seven more than Jim Calhoun, who is also a Hall of Famer. The 1,687 total bettered the mark of 1,665 set by Texas

Tech’s Bob Knight and Oklahoma State’s Eddie Sutton on Feb. 25, 2006. Syracuse took its first lead on Jackson’s hook shot at the halftime buzzer, 26-25. The Huskies would never get it back, although they did get close three times in the final five minutes and each time Syracuse had an answer. A follow shot by Charles Okwandu brought Connecticut within 53-52 with 4:56 left, but Triche hit a 3 28 seconds later to make it a 4-point game. Alex Oriakhi made two free throws with 3:10 to go to bring the Huskies within 5654 but Kris Joseph had his own 5-point run to give the Orange a 7-point lead with 1:21 left. The last time Connecticut got close was on Lamb’s floater after a steal that made it 61-58 with 51 seconds left. Scoop Jardine made three of

four free throws and Jackson scored on a tip-in with 14 seconds left for the final margin. Syracuse’s losing streak included defeats to top 10 teams Pittsburgh and Villanova and an embarrassing home blowout to Seton Hall. The loss dropped the Huskies to 11-2 at home this season and was their first loss in eight games at XL Center. Jardine finished with seven points and six assists but he was just 2-of-11 from the field. Kemba Walker, the nation’s third-leading scorer at 24.2 points per game, finished with a season-low eight on 3-for-14 shooting, including making one of six 3-point attempts. Jackson entered the game leading the Big East in rebounding (11.5) and field goal percentage (58.3). He was 6-of-11 against the Huskies.

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las Breitsameter. He is a central midfielder from Frederick, Md. He was a three-year starter for Urbana High School and led his team to the state championship game in 2009 and 2010. He was Frederick county’s leading scorer in 2009, was named Frederick News Post Player of the Year the last two years and was on the Washington Post’s second team AllMet. He is a two-time all-state, all-county and all-conference player. At the club level, he played three seasons at the Potomac Academy. He led the team in scoring in 2009-10. LeBlanc signed Niskayuana, N.Y., defender Ryan Tauss later in the day Wednesday as well. The four-year high school starter, who is 6-foot, 165 pounds, was named a a Suburban Council first-team all-star three times and was an ESPN Rise New York Preseason Starting XI in 2010. He also had a strong club tenure with the Blackwatch Premier, including a Super Y North American finals appearance in 2006 and 2008. LeBlanc expects to add more commitments.

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Similar to the West Virginia men’s soccer team, WVU women’s soccer coach Nikki IzzoBrown went to New Jersey for her latest commit. Livingston, N.J., native, Kate Schwindel signed a letter of intent to play for the Mountaineers Wednesday afternoon. The 5-foot-6 forward is the ninth-best player from New Jersey, according to She was

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Mountaineers benefiting from ‘scorer by committee’ By Brian Kuppelweiser Sports Writer

With its top offensive scoring threat suspended, the West Virginia basketball team knew it was going to be tough to score for the remainder of the season. Players who were not relied upon earlier in the season for an offensive output would be depended on after shooting guard Casey Mitchell was suspended indefinitely last month. First, it was point guard Joe Mazzulla who carried the squad with double-digit scoring performances in consecutive games. Then, on Wednesday night against Seton Hall, forward Cam Thoroughman provided an offensive spark for the Mountaineers by scoring a career-high 10 points in a 56-44 victory over the Pirates. “That is not going to be something that is going to happen every game,” Thoroughman said. “They are not going to count on me every game to do that, but today, I shot it well. The 6-foot-7 forward netted four field goals in the first 3:28 of the contest, which beat his previous career-high for an entire game of three.


Continued from page 12 head coach Bob Huggins admitted earlier this season. He said Jones just isn’t an outwardly vocal leader – he does it with his play on the court. “Coming into the season, I didn’t know what to expect,” Jones said. “I thought I would have to be more aggressive, but everyone has really stepped up … It’s not just points. It comes

Thoroughman’s teammates saw this scoring production coming, though. “Now that Casey is gone, everyone has to shoot,” said forward Deniz Kilicli. “Cam had that, and he was doing it in practices.” Head coach Bob Huggins also had confidence in Thoroughman’s jump shot, so much so that he encouraged the Portsmouth, Ohio, native to take advantages of scoring chances. “We have been telling him to shoot it,” Huggins said. “He has got to shoot it when he is wide open, and he is capable of shooting it in.” Another player who sparked the WVU offense Wednesday night was Kilicli. He scored 10 points off the bench and added seven rebounds, all while playing with an aggressive edge. “That happens when you play hard and have a passion for the game,” Kilcili said. Huggins, though, still sees areas where the sophomore forward can improve going forward. “When Deniz does what he can do, he is very good,” Huggins said. “When Deniz gets out of his element, he is not very good.”

WVU currently holds a 6-3 record in the Big East Conference, and now, is tied with four other teams for second place in the league. To many, this is unexpected after the events earlier in the season, but to the Mountaineers, it is just hard work paying off. “We are just playing as a more cohesive unit,” said forward John Flowers. One positive that head coach Bob Huggins took away from the contest was the toughness of his team’s defense. In the last four games, West Virginia has allowed an average of just 50 points per game. “By and large, we have made a lot of progress defensively and rebounding the basketball,” Huggins said. “Those are two areas where we were weak earlier in the season.” The Mountaineers were particularly stout against the Pirates’ top offensive threats, guard Jeremy Hazell and forward Herb Pope. “We guarded them pretty good,” Huggins said. “John (Flowers) did a great job chasing Hazell, and his length helped.”

with bringing a lot of energy, rebounding and just helping out any way I can. At the end of the day, I’m the type of player that will do anything to contribute.” Jones continued to work on the vocal leadership aspect of his game though, and said he turned the corner when Mitchell was suspended indefinitely and forward Dan Jennings left the team. “I’ve never been very vocal, but I had to be more this year,” Jones said. “It’s been a tough time, especially with the Casey

and Danny situations, but our team has come together as a whole.” Against Seton Hall, Jones was not lost in the mix. He was leading the pack. Jones, who has been known to do everything right on and off the court on a team with a past filled by suspensions and arrests, was at his best. He was hitting 3-pointers and layups and grabbing offensive rebounds. He even threw an allyoop pass to forward John Flowers in the first half. With 8:12 remaining, Jones left the game for a few minutes to modest applause – some of whom didn’t realize the impact Jones had against the Pirates. That just might be his lasting legacy, though. He does so much outside of the scoring column (like the 38 minutes, 12 rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal) and affects the game in other ways that can’t even begin to be shown on a stat sheet. On Wednesday night, Jones scored 1,000 points. That feat was overshadowed, though, by Jones’ overall performance against the Pirates. He was the consistent, confident, positive Jones that WVU is known to see throughout his time on campus. If that same player comes back during each of the team’s remaining games, West Virginia will have an all-Big East caliber player to lead the Mountaineers through a brutal, regular-season stretch coming up. “This role has taken some adjustment and some getting used to,” Jones said. “I’m starting to get it now.”

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2011 WVU COMMITS QB Brian Athey – 6-foot-4, 215 pounds The three-star commit enrolled in school early from Eden Prairie High School (Minn.). His size allowed him to a first-team all-Lake Conference performance in 2010. He is Minnesota’s sixth-best player and was also a star baseball player.


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LB Jared Barber – 6-foot-1, 215 pounds The three-star Mocksville, N.C., native verbally committed last July and didn’t hinder when coaching changes occurred. He chose WVU over North Carolina schools like N.C. State and Wake Forest. He finished his career with 529 total tackles.

Despite coaching changes, WVU puts together class with a Texas flare By tony dobies sports editor

West Virginia’s latest recruiting class has a distinct Texas flare this year. The addition of new offensive coordinator and coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen and three new offensive staff members brought in two Texas natives to WVU. Quarterback Paul Millard and running back Dustin Garrison become the first two Texas natives on the Mountaineers’ roster. It will be just the third time in school history that the Mountaineers have had two Texas natives on one team. “Texas will continue to be an emphasis,” Holgorsen said. “That’s where I’ve been for 12 years, and I’ve made an awful lot of connections down there.” Three-star Texas running back Jermichael Selders signed with Baylor Wednesday despite being a long-time WVU verbal commit. It did get a surprise Wednesday when two-star Florida offensive lineman Marquis Lucas picked WVU over Rutgers. The Mountaineers were able to sign 17 players Wednesday despite a month-long coaching controversy. They also had six early enrollees, which will count toward last year’s class. WVU’s class was ranked No. 41 by Rivals. com and No. 52 by; rates the Mountaineers’ class as the thirdbest in the Big East Conference while Scout. com rates it as the fifth-best. In-state rival Marshall had the 50th-best class as rated by “There’s nothing stable about recruiting,” Holgorsen said. “To get the guys we got was an everyday battle. That’s just the way it is.” WVU head coach Bill Stewart said negative recruiting toward his program happens each year, and this year was no different. But, it wasn’t necessarily worse this year than in past years, either. “That never entered my thought process in any way, but it speaks volumes of our staff,” Stewart said. “Will they be stars? I don’t know. We won’t know two or three years down the road … Some of these guys are going to play quicker than others because

DT Ben Bradley – 6-foot-3, 275 pounds The three-star prospect is the lone recruit from Georgia (Norcross High School) this year. He was named to the Gwinnett Daily Posts’s second-team and was named to the all-county first team. He had 91 tackles and 26 tackles for loss as a senior. LB Isaiah Bruce – 6-foot-2, 215 pounds The Jacksonville, Fla., native is a three-star recruit who verbally committed back in October. He chose WVU over a few Big Ten offers. He was a four-year starter and was named to the Jacksonville Times-Union Super 24 team. He had 101 tackles as a senior.

of needs.” The stars of the class could be on the defensive side of the ball, as the Mountaineers received letters of intent from two four-star defensive backs – Vance Roberts (D.C.) and Terrell Chestnut (Pottstown, Pa.). Jacksonville, Fla., running back Andrew Buie is WVU’s other four-star commit. He chose the Mountaineers over Louisville. “I’m really excited about this class. It’s a really solid class,” Stewart said. “You never hit a home run every time you swing, but I feel really good about this class.” WVU was forced to target quarterback recruits this year after the departure of two highly rated freshmen signal callers Barry Brunetti and Jeremy Johnson and offseason surgery to starter Geno Smith which could leave him out of spring practice for the second-straight year. Three-star Minnesota quarterback Brian Athey and three-star signal caller Millard will battle for the backup spot this season and have already enrolled and begun taking classes in January. Athey, at 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, has the size, while Millard, at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, has an advantage in statistics. Millard threw for nearly 4,500 yards and had 47 touchdown passes as a senior. Both are more typical drop-back passers, which fit Holgorsen’s system. “Without these two quarterbacks, we would probably call off spring ball,” Holgorsen said sarcastically. “Those guys are going to be important to us to progress from an offensive standpoint, because we don’t want to get Geno out there too quick.”

RB Andrew Buie – 5-foot-9, 188 pounds The four-star prospect from Jacksonville, Fla., may be the best offensive pickup for the Mountaineers. He is the sixth-ranked running back and rushed for 1,901 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior. WR Dante Campbell – 6-foot-5, 205 pounds The three-star receiver from Florida committed in December after offers from many non-BCS teams. He finished his senior season with 43 catches for 639 yards and seven touchdowns and was named to the first-team Orlando Sentinel all-Central Florida offense. DB Terrell Chestnut – 6-foot, 177 pounds The Pottstown, Pa., native is one of the few four-star commits for WVU. He was the ninth-best prospect from Pennsylvania after recording 71 tackles, three tackles for loss and four interceptions in his senior year. He was a former Pittsburgh verbal commit. TE Cody Clay – 6-foot-4, 250 pounds Despite Dana Holgorsen not using a typical tight end, the two-star prospect from Charleston, W.Va., committed anyway. He had 27 catches for 389 yards and four touchdowns as a senior at George Washington High School. LB Josh Francis – 6-foot-2, 215 pounds The three-star linebacker from Lackawanna Community College chose WVU over offers from Arkansas and North Carolina. He was named a 2010 NJCAA first-team All-American and has enrolled at WVU early. RB Dustin Garrison – 5-foot-8, 165 pounds The undersized two-star back from Pearland, Texas, committed to WVU after the coaching changes. He chose the Mountaineers over Pittsburgh and Washington State. In his senior year, he finished with 2,564 rushing yards and 42 touchdowns. OL Russell Haughton-James – 6-foot-6, 280 pounds The big offensive tackle from Weston, Fla., chose the Mountaineers over offers from the likes of multiple Florida schools, Memphis and Minnesota. He was the Florida Sun Sentinel’s No. 42 top senior in Broward County. OL Brandon Jackson – 6-foot-4, 320 pounds A two-star prospect from Lakewood, Ohio, committed to the Mountaineers in January after multiple offers from MAC schools. He was a two-year starter for a team that won the Ohio Division I championship and was ranked No. 13 in the nation by USA Today. OL Justin Johnson – 6-foot-4, 288 pounds The offensive guard was the second-best player in West Virginia. He chose the Mountaineers over Marshall. He was named to the West Virginia 3A honorable mention allstate team twice and is the brother of current WVU starter Josh Jenkins. DB Nick Kwiatkoski – 6-foot-2, 215 pounds The three-star defensive back is the lone Western Pennsylvania recruit for the Mountaineers this year. He chose WVU over Boston College and Bowling Green. He was the No. 32 player in Pennsylvania and was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Fabulous 22 list.

Ranked or not, WVU satisfied with class brian gawthrop associate sports editor

West Virginia signed just 17 members to its 2011 recruiting class Wednesday. For the first time in head coach Bill Stewart’s tenure, no five-star athletes were signed. Only three four-star prospects joined the team. But while the mood inside the Milan Puskar Center on Wednesday clearly wasn’t as joyous as it has been in year’s past, the Mountaineer coaching staff wasn’t tremendously disappointed with the job it have done thus far. While the defensive staff maintained all of its commitments throughout the postseason coaching changes, the newly formed offensive staff was another story. Offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen’s staff of Bill Bedenbaugh, Shannon Dawson and Robert Gillespie had only the following players on its offensive commit list: zz A quarterback, Brian

Athey, who doesn’t truly fit Holgorsen’s new offensive system after coming from a predominantly running offense in Eden Prairie, Minn. zz West Virginia native Cody Clay, whose position of tight end is rarely used in Holgorsen’s offense. zz Justin Johnson, the brother of current WVU offensive lineman Josh Jenkins, whose only other offers came from Marshall and Ohio University. zz Two receivers, Dante Campbell and Kenneth “K.J” Myers, who both were committed to members of the old coaching staff. Yet, look on the Mountaineers’ list of signees and it’s obvious the staff was still able to sign players that it needed. Topping the list was the quarterback position, after the departure of the team’s second- and third-string signal callers from a year ago, while starting quarterback Geno Smith may miss some spring practice after foot surgery. Holgorsen jokingly said Wednesday that if he didn’t get quarterbacks, he might as well cancel spring camp. While

WVU didn’t sign a quarterback Wednesday, it did secure Paul Millard from Texas, who Holgorsen said is underrated. Offensive line was a clear weakness for the Mountaineers a season ago. But Bedenbaugh hauled in two tackles and a guard, finishing with four offensive linemen in the class – an impressive feat, according to Holgorsen. Additionally, four-star prospect Andrew Buie, undervalued 5-foot-8 Dustin Garrison and standout Vernard Roberts all were added to the depleted running back stable. The class of 17 is by far the lowest total WVU has signed since 2005’s class of 19 players. The class isn’t ranked inside the top 20, top 30 or even the top 50. But the Mountaineers’ recruiting class should be considered relatively successful, considering the little time the staff had to work with. Holgorsen said, in some instances, the coaches were only able to see a prospect twice. The staff could have signed more, specifically at the receiver position, Holgorsen said, but the

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Ohio State recruit arrested prior to Signing Day CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio State football recruit Chris Carter was arrested Tuesday for sexual imposition after a complaint he fondled a girl while pretending to measure her for an ROTC uniform. Police are investigating whether he might have fondled as many as eight girls. Carter’s attorney refutes the charges and said his client is innocent. Carter, a 6-foot-4, 325-pound offensive senior lineman at John F. Kennedy High School in Cleveland, was expected to sign with the Buckeyes on Wednesday, the first day recruits can sign Division I letters of intent to play football. A 15-year-old victim, also a student at the school, told Cleveland police on Tuesday that Carter came to one of her classes and asked her to go with him. He told her he needed to measure her for an ROTC uniform and took her to a room behind the school’s auditorium. “Once inside the room, (Carter) asked the victim to take off her sweat shirt and shirt so he could

take her measurements,” the police report said. “He cut off the lights ... and stated ‘I need you to take your bra off.’ The arrested male than put his arms under her arms from behind and attempted to pull her bra up.” Nutt: Recruit’s mom signs letter of intent OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi coach Houston Nutt says football recruit Floyd Raven’s mother signed his letter of intent and that the highly regarded cornerback will not be attending the university. Nutt declined to get into specifics, but says Raven’s “mom really wanted him (at Ole Miss). Mom wanted him here in the worst way.” Raven played his high school football at East St. John High School in Reserve, La. A person familiar with the situation at Ole Miss says Raven plans to sign with Texas A&M. The person spoke with The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because Texas A&M

hadn’t publicly announced Raven’s signing. Alan Cannon, the Texas A&M associate athletic director for media relations, says the school had not received a letter of intent from Raven Wednesday afternoon.

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staff chose quality over quantity. The low number also frees up space for next year’s class or the additional or junior college players, like the Mountaineers’ did with Lackawanna College transfer Josh Francis this season. In the short month that the new staff members have been with West Virginia, they have started a foundation in the state of Texas. Holgorsen said Wednesday that, judging by his presence in the Lonestar State in the last month, the program has a future there. Much of their recruiting success in the Midwest, however, will come this spring and summer, Holgorsen said. The coach said high school players in the Midwest typically commit to a school prior to their senior season and stick with that commitment until signing day – another reason why WVU’s success in Texas might not have been as obvious in the 2011 class. No, Wednesday wasn’t the best day for the West Virginia coaching staff. But, all things considered, the Mountaineers did just fine.

OL Marquis Lucas – 6-foot-4, 310 pounds The Miami Central (Fla.) High School product was a two-year starter who helped his team win the 2010 Florida Class 6A state championship. He was named to the Miami Herald’s all-Dade County first team offense. He was the No. 44-rated guard prospect. QB Paul Millard – 6-foot-2, 200 pounds The three-star signal caller from Texas has already enrolled in classes. He did not receive another Division I-A offer, but passed for nearly 4,500 yards and had 47 touchdowns as a senior. He was the No. 1-rated quarterback in passing by MaxPreps. WR K.J. Myers – 6-foot-2, 185 pounds The Jacksonville, Fla., native is a three-star prospect that chose the Mountaineers over multiple Florida schools. He was named to the 2010 Florida Times-Union Super 24 team after finishing his senior season with 600 yards and nine touchdowns receiving. LB Shaquille Petteway – 6-foot, 200 pounds The three-star linebacker from Steubenville, Ohio, chose WVU over offers from Akron, Syracuse and Toledo. He was a two-time first-team all-Ohio selection and was named to the Wheeling Intelligencer’s all-Valley first team twice. He had 87 tackles as a senior. DB Vance Roberts – 5-foot-10, 166 pounds The four-star defender from D.C. was the top-player in his area and the 19th best cornerback. He had multiple major offers. He was named to the 2010 Washington Post’s Honorable Mention all-Met team. WR Vernard Roberts – 5-foot-11, 174 pounds The three-star offender is the brother of Vance and the lesser rated of the two. The two did have similar offers, though. He finished his career at Dunbar High School with 238 carries , 1,728 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground. DE Kyle Rose – 6-foot-4, 240 pounds The Centerville, Ohio, native is a three-star recruit who chose the Mountaineers over many non-BCS offers. He was offered by Kansas, though. He finished his senior season with 86.5 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks. He was one of the top 60 prospects in Ohio. DL Shaq Rowell – 6-foot-4, 308 pounds The three-star player comes from Iowa Western Community College. He chose WVU over offers from Baylor and other non-BCS schools. He finished 2010 with 32 tackles, eight tackles for loss and two sacks. DB Avery Williams – 5-foot-10, 173 pounds The defensive back from the D.C. area originally signed a letter of intent with WVU last year. He is already enrolled in school for this semester and chose the Mountaineers over Kansas, Michigan State and Utah.



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New Construction Great Location 2 Bedroom W/D, D/W, A/C, Garage

304-291-2103 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. NOW LEASING FOR MAY 2011 STUDIO through four bedroom apartments, walking distance to downtown campus. Visit 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.

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ATTRACTIVE 1 & 2/BR APARTMENTS. Near Ruby and on Mileground. Plenty of parking. 292-1605 BETWEEN CAMPUSES 1-2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS. Attractive & Spacious. Great Neighborhood. Lighted Private Parking. Water Utilities Included. A/C, D/W, W/D Laundry On Site. Furnished & Unfurnished. Cable & Internet Available. No Pets. 304-296-3919

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24 Hour Emergency Maintenance & Enforcement Officer Off Street Parking DOWNTOWN PROPERTIES Phone: 304-292-0900 STARTING AS LOW AS $440.00 PER PERSON INCLUDE ALL UTILITIES Glenlock N. Glenlock N.

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304-291-2103 UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS 5 BEDROOM HOUSE in South Park across from Walnut Street Bridge. W/D. Available may 15th call Nicole at 304-290-8972 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. 1BR, BEVERLY AVE. WD. FREE parking. 304-594-1200.


1,2&3 BR APTS. VERY CLOSE TO downtown campus. 304-685-7835. 1/BR-1/BA, $600/MO +electric/cable. Available June 1st. Internet ready all rooms. Near hospitals/stadium. WD, Parking. Pets negotiable. (304)610-179. 1BR, DOWNTOWN, 2 ELK STREET includes parking, WD/DW, microwave, A/C. $550/month + utilities. 304-319-1243. 2/BR APARTMENT FOR RENT. 500 East Prospect. Available now. $525/mo plus utilities. NO PETS. 692-7587. 2-3-4-5/BR APARTMENTS. SPRUCE and Prospect Streets. NO PETS. Starting in May/2011. Lease/deposit. For more info call 292-1792. Noon to 7pm. 2-3/BR WALK TO CAMPUS W/D, parking. No pets. Lease/Deposit. Avail. 6/1/11. Max Rentals 304-291-8423

2 BR Starting @ $325 3 BR Starting @ $370

2/BR STEWARTSTOWN RD. Available January 15. W/D, AC, No Pets. 304-288-6374 or 304-594-3365

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2/BR. STEWART STREET. FROM $450-$1200/month. All utilities included. Parking. WD. NO PETS. Available May/2010. 304-594-3365 or 304-288-6374.

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

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4/BR, 2/BA DUPLEX. W/D, DW, off-street parking. Very nice. $1200/mo 319-0437 ACROSS RUBY/STADIUM. INGLEWOOD BLVD. Efficiency, 1BR available. May/August 2011. Parking. W/D in building. Call 304-276-5233. APTS AND HOUSES FOR RENT. Available now and in May. Please call M-F 8am-4pm.304-365-APTS(2787) AVAILABLE 1/15/11. 101 McLane Ave. 1/BR. A/C, WD on premises. $550/mo includes all utils/cable-tv, and parking space. NO PETS. 304-599-3596. 304-216-2874 AVAILABLE MAY 2011. 1,2,3,4,5,6BR 304-296-5931.

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

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Starting at $375 per person Utilities Included Walk to classes! Downtown campus NO BUSES NEEDED

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


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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

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Glenlock 2BR 2BA $510/Person $1020

EVANSDALE PROPERTIES Phone 304-598-9001 STARTING AS LOW AS $320.00 PER PERSON 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

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)

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RIC HW O OD P R O P E RT I E S Apartment/House & Parking for Rent Downtown Call 304-692-0990 or go to SHORT TERM LEASE AVAILABLE. 2/BR Stewart St. W/D, No Pets. 304-288-6374 or 304-594-3365 SIX BEDROOM near all campuses. D/W, w/d, central air, offtreet parking. $400/each. Available May 2011. NO PETS 304-692-6549 SOUTH PARK 1-BR ATTRACTIVE, spacious, private. Excellent condition. Minutes to campus. Heat included. Off-street parking. Lease/deposit. No pets. 304-296-3919.


359 MANSION AVE: 2 BR furnished house cable included. NO PETS $900/month. 304-296-7822

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.

751 WELLS ST. 3/BR, 2/BA. A/C, W/D FRONT porch, side deck, garage, off st parking. No Pets. $425 each includes utilities. 724-208-0737. 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 MUST SEE JUST LISTED. 608 ALLEN Ave. 4/BR, 2/BA. Close to Arnold Hall. Excellent condition. DW, WD, AC, Parking. Utilities included. NO PETS. 12/mo lease and deposit. Also 3/BR 733 Cass St. Call 304-288-1572 or 304-296-8491.


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

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

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

BILLION DOLLAR COMPANY LOOKING FOR motivated distributors. Work from home. Buisness presentation February 3rd. Limited seating. Call 304-276-4405 for details.

3-4/BR WALK TO CAMPUS W/D, some parking. Lease/Deposit. Available 6/1/11. No pets. Max Rentals 304-291-8423

BUCKET HEADS PUB. BARTENDERS WANTED. Will train.10-mins from downtown Morgantown. Small local bar. Granville.304-365-4565. All shifts available.

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. 5BR, 922 COLLEGE AVE, NEAR Mt. Lair. Includes parking, WD. $350/person + utilities. 304-319-1243. 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. Stout 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 MAY. 3BR, 1309 College Ave. 2 full bath. WD. Deck. Large yard. 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. DOWNTOWN 4/BR, 2/FULL BATH. Free Parking! W/D, DW, A/C, & hardwood floors. $450/month per person. No Pets. 304-216-3402.

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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.

Campus Area - 3, 4 & 5 Bedroom Apts and Houses South Park - 1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedroom Apts Between Campuses - 4 Bedroom Houses

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

4 BR, Large, Free W/D, South Park. Short walk to Town & Campus. Off street Parking, No Pets. $375/person, Avail May 16th. call 304-290-3347


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

05 GMC ENVOY 4x4. CARBON METALLIC w/ light grey leather. Loaded. Excellent Condition. New Tires. $9,000.Call 724-833-0637.


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4 BR Houses. Campus & Jones Ave. Rent includes all basic Util., W/D, parking, more. 304-292-5714

AVAILABLE 5/8/11. 3 AND 4 BR house. Recently remodeled. Partially furnished. Close to campus. Off-street parking. 296-8801 or 291-8288.

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



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.

WANTED TO SUBLET WEST RUN. 4BR. INDIVIDUAL LEASE. February paid. $375/month. Call 304-203-6677, 304-745-3727 or 304-203-8695.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME. Distributing first ever genetic supplement t hat stops our aging enzyme. Opening east coast market now! Work from home.304-276-4405 for details.



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 nations #1 bathroom remodeling company, is looking for part-time customer service reps. * * * *

Avg. $10/hr Flexible Schedules Fun work environment Ideal for students and retirees

To set up an interview call Jeff at 304-276-5098 LIRA AT 344 HIGH ST. MORGANTOWN WV now hiring experienced line cooks and pantry chefs for lunch and dinner positions.P/T and Full Time positions available apply within. 304-285-8240 or chef Janet Ferraro at 304-290-1523. PAMPERED CHEF BUY OR SELL. Call 304-276-8442

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



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Tony dobies

WVU sinks Pirates

sports editor

Jones is starting to come alive In the first half of Wednesday’s West Virginia men’s basketball game against Seton Hall, junior forward Kevin Jones surpassed the 1,000-point mark. During a timeout, the crowd gave him a round of applause. After that, Jones did what he knows best – went right back to work. “It means a lot to me knowing the great players who have come through here,” Jones said. “It wouldn’t have meant as much if we didn’t get the win.” The consistent do-gooder finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds in the Mountaineers’ 56-44 victory over Seton Hall as WVU improved to 15-6 and 6-3 in the Big East Conference despite just eight regular players on its roster. It hasn’t necessarily been the season Jones would’ve liked so far, though. Prior to Wednesday’s game against Seton Hall, Jones was averaging 13.2 points per game, which was a bit lower than his average last season with star forward Da’Sean Butler on the squad with him. Heading into the year, most expected Jones to take over the scoring that the team would miss from Butler’s departure. That didn’t happen. Instead, players like now-suspended guard Casey Mitchell stepped up and gave the Mountaineers a much-needed spark on offense to keep the heat off of Jones. In doing so, Jones has found himself struggling to work within the offense and get the shots he deserves at times. “Looking at my season, I think I’m having a pretty good season, but it might not be the season everyone wanted me to have,” Jones said. “I’m just glad that our chemistry is coming together, and we are starting to believe and trust in each other.” In addition, at the start of the season, Jones was the guy who was given the reigns in terms of leadership. Without players like Butler and former forward Wellington Smith on the roster, the team lost the bulk of its chemistry and leadership following the Final Four run. It wasn’t the smoothest of transitions looking back on it,

see dobies on PAGE 8

West Virginia’s Cam Thoroughman, 2, goes up for a rebound over Seton Hall’s Jeff Robinson, 32, and Fuquan Edwin, 23, during Wednesday’s 56-44 WVU victory.


Thoroughman, Kilicli lead Mountaineers past Seton Hall, 56-44 by brian gawthrop Associate sports editor

Cam Thoroughman scored six points in the first 3:28 of Wednesday’s 56-44 West Virginia win over Seton Hall. The senior finished as one of four players in double-figure scoring, ending with a career-high 10 points. After the game, he cautioned those expecting similar performances from him to think otherwise. “It’s not like this is going to happen every game, so don’t count on it,” Thoroughman said. “They just left me open, and Huggs told me to knock them down. So I did.” Thoroughman surpassed his previous career-high of nine points, which he set against Cleveland State on

Dec. 18, just four minutes into the game. He finished the game 5-of-7 from the field and added four rebounds in 26 minutes to help the Mountaineers claim their seventhstraight win over Seton Hall. “We’re not going to run any plays for him,” said WVU point guard Joe Mazzulla. “But he can shoot. He was recruited as a shooter.” With the victory, the Mountaineers improved to 6-3 in the Big East Conference and jumped to second place in the league standings after Syracuse upset No. 7 Connecticut. It was the least amount of points allowed by West Virginia to a Big East Conference opponent in the program’s history. When Thoroughman was

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taken out of the game, his replacement Deniz Kilicli picked up where his teammate left off. Kilicli scored eight points in the next eight minutes to give WVU a 23-13 advantage. West Virginia led by as many as 17 points with a minute left before halftime, as the Mountaineers’ held Seton Hall to 23 percent shooting in the opening half. “They just gave up,” Kilicli said. The Mountaineers’ dominance in the paint was aided by the early struggles of Pirates’ forward Herb Pope. The team’s leading rebounder played just nine minutes in the first half after picking up his third personal foul with 7:49 left in the first half. In Pope’s absence, WVU

out-rebounded Seton Hall 2314 in the first half and 48-36 in the game. “When they started losing, he got a little frustrated. That happens when you play hard,” Kilicli said, who admitted to arguing with Pope throughout the game. “We’re both emotional players. I can control my emotions, but, apparently, he can’t control his.” Kilicli finished with 10 points and seven boards, while Pope ended with eight points and seven rebounds. Jeff Robinson led the Pirates with nine points. The Mountaineers held SHU’s leading scorer Jeremy Hazell to a just five points on 1-of-8 shooting, including an 0-for-6 mark from 3-point range. Hazell entered Wednes-

day’s game averaging 27 points in his last four games against WVU. West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins credited senior forward John Flowers’ length in holding Hazell to his worst offensive output of the season. “John’s length bothers people,” he said. WVU will now travel to No. 12 Villanova Saturday, beginning a stretch in which it will end the regular season facing seven ranked opponents in nine games. “We dug ourselves in a hole early, but we’ve battled our way out of it,” Kilicli said. “We’re playing hard, nobody’s pouting and everybody’s playing for each other.”

track and field

Mountaineers head to Ohio, expecting a GaREAT challenge BY DEREK DENNENY SPORTS WRITER

With the Big East Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship on the horizon, continuing to improve each week is important for No. 9 West Virginia. “We need to continue with some of the best training these girls have ever experienced,” said WVU head coach Sean Cleary. “With the Big East (Championship) and (NCAA) Nationals still looming down the road, we cannot look past this opportunity to raise the level of performance. Our goal is to get better each week.” The Mountaineers have been training hard all season in an attempt to have as many possible runners qualify for the Big East Championships. WVU will get its chance to do just that this weekend when it travels to Geneva, Ohio for the GaREAT Collegiate Invitational. “Our main goal is to nail down the remaining Big East qualifying spots,” Cleary said. “I feel we have two or three more that should qualify, and this weekend is a great opportunity to do so.” This weekend will not only provide the Mountaineers with the opportunity to qualify more runners for the conference championship races, but will also give it a chance to run a 300-meter track, the same size as the one that will be used at the Big East Championships at Akron. To add to the excitement, WVU will also face some of the

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West Virginia track runners take part in the mile run during a meet at home earlier this season. nation’s top teams, something Cleary feels could change the intensity of the race. “We will be racing teams that we rarely see during the course of our regular season indoors, teams that we normally do not see until the NCAA (championship) meet,” he said. “I feel this alone raises the level of excitement for this competition. For some, this might just be the difference in having a career-best performance.” The teams include No. 12 Auburn, No. 16 Oklahoma and No. 24 Stony Brook. Although the Big East Championships come first, Cleary admits he also has national aspira-

tions for his team. “I’m looking to have a few more qualify for the NCAA Championships,” he said. “(Chelsea) Carrier will have the opportunity to improve her national ranking in the hurdles and take another step closer to securing her spot on the line at nationals. Kaylyn Christopher and Jessica O’Connell are poised to do the same in the women’s mile.” O’Connell cracked the top 10 last week after posting a time of 4:43.74. The two day event will begin Feb. 4 and conclude Feb. 5.

The DA 02-03-2011  

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

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