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Thursday March 3, 2011

VOLUME 124, ISSUE 112

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Student group protests against SGA Brummage to run for president, Harmon as VP By Charles young Staff Writer

Members of the West Virginia University Sierra Club staged a protest during Wednesday night’s Student Government Association meeting. During the meeting’s second open student forum, six members of Sierra Club held up a

banner which read: “Are you listening yet? Not everyone here supports coal (We’ll be back).” The sign was in response to SGA passing a proclamation which supports the organization “FACES of Coal” and the regulating of Section 404 permits, said Doug Gilbert, member of the Sierra Club. The permits allow individual coal mines to be in operation. There is currently an ongoing backlog of Section 404 permit approvals that could jeopardize jobs, economic opportunity and coal production throughout the state, according to the proclamation.

“We are here tonight, obviously to actually talk about our displeasure in the proclamation that was made last week,” Gilbert said. The group wished SGA would have made a public announcement letting students and members of the community aware of a vote on the proclamation, he said. “It seems that SGA, somehow, blatantly left out the student body when they decided to make this proclamation,” Gilbert said. “This is the most antidemocratic thing ever.” The proclamation was passed by the Board of Governors with

seven governors for it and five abstaining. No governor voted against the proclamation, and two were absent. SGA meetings are open to the public every week, said SGA President Chris Lewallen. “Are they? Are they really?” Gilbert asked. “How are we, as students, supposed to know which of these (meetings) are important if you don’t let any one know?” Members of the BOG, executives and members of the gallery participated in a debate with members of the Sierra Club about the intentions behind the proclamation.

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“If we really want students to participate in the decisions that you folks make, we need to make this information more available,” Gilbert said. Lewallen and Vice President Ron Cheng stated interest in working with the Sierra Club to devise a new method of distributing agendas prior to the meetings. Also during the meeting, SGA Chief-of-Staff Daniel Brummage announced his candidacy to run for President of SGA in April. Brummage, who’s running mate is Gov. Joe Harmon, announced his ticket will run under the name of the current

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Four mascot candidates compete in annual cheer-off by erin fitzwilliams

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Four prospective students at West Virginia University faced off Wednesday at the men’s basketball game against the University of Connecticut in a competition for the role of Mountaineer mascot. The finalists competed in a cheer-off competition, worth 40 percent of their final score in determining who will be the mascot during the 2011-

Watch video from the mascot cheer-off and profiles of each candidate on our website at www.thedaonline.com

12 year. A committee of 10 judged the candidates on their applications, which included five essays, worth 20 percent of the overall score, and interviewed them, worth 40 per-

cent of their overall score. The top four candidates were chosen for the cheer-off. The winner will be announced Saturday during the men’s basketball game against the University of Louisville. Brock Burwell, a first-year graduate student in athletic coaching, serves as the current mascot and hopes to be chosen again next year. “I’ve tried out a few times now, but I’m still very nervous. The other candidates

did a very good job,” Burwell said. “It’s honestly been the best year of my life, and I would love the opportunity to do it again.” Burwell served as the back-up mascot for two years before being selected last spring. Tyler Colton, a junior sports management major, said he was tired and exhausted after the game, but he still felt energetic

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20 students a week use Evansdale Career Services BY MEL ANTON CORRESPONDENT

West Virginia University’s Career Services Center opened a new satellite office this semester on the Evansdale Campus in room 149 of the Engineering Sciences Building. Previously, the office was used only for engineering students. Now, it is staffed with a career counselor who can assist students of all majors, especially those students whose colleges are on Evansdale, said David Durham, director of WVU Career Services. “We have someone (on Evansdale) who can really reach out to students from the

Athletic Coaching Education, the Davis College, Human Resource and Education and Engineering,” Durham said. The office hosts all of the benefits and services from the downtown office, he said. Students can have their resumes reviewed, learn interview techniques and write a four-year plan. Previously, students had to go downtown to access the center, which can be time-consuming for students without classes on the Downtown Campus, Durham said. A lot of students have frequented the new center since its opening. “I have about 20 students a

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week from appointments and walk-ins, not to mention students I see from the career tables and other events,” said Kelly Stewart, career counselor for the Evansdale satellite office. Stewart said she hopes students benefit from the center in their quest for finding employment upon graduating. “It’s so important to start early. The earlier you start, the more confident you are going to feel as time goes on,” Stewart said. “(Career Services) can help you plan from freshman year up through graduation.” For juniors and seniors, particularly those whose colleges are on the campus, the office can help them refine their re-

sumes, begin the internship and job search and prepare them for interviews, she said. The center also encourages students to activate their MountaineerTRAK account. The service allows students to upload resumes and apply for jobs. All students are already preloaded into the service, they just need to sign on and complete their profile. “MountaineerTRAK is really the first online career placement assistance program that is really University wide. All of the employers that contact (Career Services) have MountaineerTRAK accounts, and all

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INSIDE THIS EDITION West Virginia football team’s offensive coordinator Dana Holgoren is putting his stamp on this year’s offense. SPORTS PAGE 12

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Bill protecting renters’ rights passes in House By Charles young

The candidates for next year’s Mountaineer take turns leading the crowd in cheers during the game against Connecticut. The new Mountaineer will be announced during the game against the University of Louisville on Saturday.

party, the PIRATE Party, using the color red. Brummage chose the PIRATE Party to provide opportunities to more students and further reform SGA. Gov. Jason Bailey and Gov. Megan Callaghan announced they would run for the top two spots at SGA’s Jan. 19 meeting. At that time, Brummage said “the decision not to run was made in everyone’s best interest,” and he supported Bailey and Callaghan. That decision, he said in Wednesday’s meeting, was

The bill requiring state landlords to return security deposits within 30 days with an itemized list of deductions passed in West Virginia’s House of Delegates Wednesday by a vote of 74-25. Known as House Bill 3202, the bill was written with the help of the Student Advocates of Legislative Advancement at West Virginia University. The bill will require state landlords to give notice before entering a premises and give reason for the denial of a security deposit. “The bill passed by a margin that we were not anticipating, it was a clean sweep,” said SALA President Benjamin Seebaugh. Seebaugh said although the bill was widely supported by lawmakers, it faced considerable opposition from landlords around the state. “There were more landlords there (at the capitol) lobbying against our bill than there were (individuals) lobbying for the Marcellus Shale Bill,” he said. The Marcellus Shale Bill, which is currently in the House, would set fees on drill-

ing companies who hope to mine the fine-grained shale in the state. Student Government Association President Ron Cheng said the passage of the tenant-landlord bill represented a major victory for SALA, an organization in its first year of operation. SGA formed SALA last year to campaign in the state capitol for issues that could effect students. “This victory could not have been done without all the hard work of everyone involved, especially SALA representatives,” Cheng said. SGA President Chris Lewallen said he believed the bill’s passage would give the group motivation and respect around West Virginia because it will affect all renters in the state. Now that the bill has passed in the House, it will now move on to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Seebaugh said. “It will pass through the Senate, I would assume, because they are really on board with this,” he said. If the bill also passes in the Senate, it will be sent to the desk of the Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin for final approval,

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SOJ students create multimedia piece for WWI memorial by lydia nuzum correspondent

Students and faculty at the West Virginia University Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism have recently launched an online store promoting the Kimball World War I Memorial which is part of their “Forgotten Legacy: Soldiers of the Coalfields” exhibit. The exhibition project examines the African-Americans who lived in McDowell County, W.Va., to work in the coal mines and those who also served in the U.S. military during wartime. The county has the most AfricanAmericans residing in West Virginia. The Kimball is the only national memorial dedicated to African-American soldiers who fought in the war, said Joel Beeson, associate professor and project mentor. “The question we pose for students is ‘Why is there

this very unique war memorial in McDowell county for black soldiers?’” Beeson said. “There’s this incredibly rich history of African-Americans working in the mines and defending freedoms they didn’t even have at the time.” Andrew Lawson, a senior broadcast journalism major, said the exhibit started as a project for one of his journalism classes but quickly grew into a service project with real-world applications. He said the class launched several components of the project, including its latest edition – an online store through CafePress that supports the funding of the project. Lawson created the online store as part of an independent study over the course of two semesters, having been involved with the project when it originally launched and wanting to further

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WVU FACED THE HUSKIES The West Virginia men’s basketball team hoped to strengthen its NCAA Tournament resume with a victory over Connecticut last night at the Coliseum. SPORTS PAGE 12


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Public forum on smoking policy change to be held today The West Virginia University Smoking Task Force will hold its second forum tonight to gauge public opinion on possible amendments to the University’s smoking policy. The forum will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Erickson Alumni Center. More than 20 people attended the last forum on Monday to discuss changes that could possibly effect the entire campus.

University President James P. Clements created the Smoking Task Force in 2009 to evaluate the current smoking policy and implement any changes needed to bring it up to standard with the policies of WVU’s peer institutions. The task force has stated that it has two goals: to reduce the exposure of tobacco in the campus community and to respect

ever yone’s rights and opinions. The University’s current smoking policy, established under President Neil Bucklew in 1990, has not been amended since its creation. Some suggestions on enforcement of the ban included: handing out smoking citations, hanging “no smoking” signs around campus and handing out educational cards.

Representatives for the smoking task force have said they will take suggestions for the forums into consideration when amending the smoking policy. However, the task force has yet to establish any time lines for when the changes are to be made or when the changes will come into effect. —cdy

Career Services Center to host career fair in Mountainlair today The West Virginia University Career Services Center is holding its Spring Career Fair today from 10 a.m. to 3

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Continued from page 1 based upon “two or three things with which they either lied about or have failed to achieve. The ticket lacks the leadership, focus or platforms that will fight for and protect the student body.” Brummage and Harmon have a full ticket prepared, he said. The goals are to continue reforms of the current SGA administration and calling for reforms to be made within the

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p.m. in the Mountainlair Ball- ally be held today, March 3. ships, entry-level positions rooms. It was originally reThe fair is open to all ma- and other opportunities. ported the Career Fair was jors and students seeking — eaf Wednesday, but it will actu- information about intern-

University administration. “One of my goals for next year will be to reconnect Student Affairs with the Provost’s Office,” he said. “Provost Michele Whealty must understand that she does not have contact with the student body. It is to my belief that the provost does not understand the needs of the students.” Brummage said Wheatly continues to take away programs from Student Affairs, and because of that, the University is losing it’s student-centered focus. Wheatly is overstepping her

accounts,” Durham said. To access MountaineerTRAK, go to www.careerservices.wvu.edu and click on of the students and alumni of MountaineerTRAK. WVU have MountaineerTRAK Upcoming events for Evans-

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bounds, he said, and instead of emphasizing the “great academic programs or the high numbers of Rhodes, Truman and Goldwater Scholars we have had, she is making attacks at our vibrant student social life.” Her reforms do not stop at the University, Brummage said, but Wheatly has made it “publicly known her intentions to lobby for the removal of bars in downtown Morgantown. A move that would not only affect students but would also have a devastating economical impact in the historic region.”

Wheatly could not be reached for comment by press time. Students come to WVU to learn in the classroom and on their own, Brummage said, and he looks forward to the campaign and fighting with the student body for “our traditions and our University.” “We are committed to fighting for the rights of the student body while progressing SGA and its platforms to heights that it has not previously realized,” Brummage said. charles.young@mail.wvu.edu

dale’s Career Services Center Both seminars are held are a seminar on resume writ- in the Engineering Sciences ing, cover letters and thank Building, room 207 from 3 p.m. you letters on March 8, and a to 4 p.m. seminar on interviewing skills danewsroom@mail.wvu.edu March 15.

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Continued from page 2 cheering on the team and getting the fans into it. He said he would bring a change and different face to the mascot as well as represent the University. “The cheer-off was great, I think I did pretty well,” Colton said. “It was hard getting some fans to cheer, but overall, I think I did well.” Jonathan Kimble, a junior sport management major, said the experience was tough to describe. Cheering on 15,000 fans and the West Virginia win is a feeling he said he would never forget. “I’m very passionate about sports. The Mountaineers are great, but I really like the service that comes with being the mascot,” Kimble said. “Going around to the hospitals and visiting people throughout the state is such a great opportunity to give back.” Dustin Starsick, a sophomore exercise physiology major, said he was very loud,

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contribute, he said. “I’m a journalism major, though, so I’d never really messed around with merchandising of any sort,” Lawson said. The group has received three grants, worth approximately $30,000, to continue the project, Beeson said. “It’s every professor’s dream that students take ownership of a project and make it their own,” Beeson said. Future goals for the project include a component for the Apple iPod Touch, a mobile exhibit and interactive touch

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Continued from page 1 Lewallen said. “That will be an exciting day for all the tenants in West Virginia,” he said. Members of SALA recently traveled to Charleston to advocate on behalf of the bill and participate in WVU Day at the Legislature. While at the capitol, mem-

excited and sportsmanlike at the cheer-off. “It was exhilarating; one of the best experiences of my life,” Starsick said. “The crowd seemed to really get into it and get excited about Mountaineer sports, and that’s really the point of the Mountaineer.” Lindsey McIntosh, chair of the Mountaineer Selection Committee and secondyear law student, said she was proud of the candidates. “It was great for the finalists to cheer for a game that was so exciting,” she said. WVU won the game against the Huskies at 65-56. The Mountaineer mascot is required to attend all home and away football and basketball games and is encouraged to participate in University and alumni events. He or she is also encouraged to visit the WVU Children’s Hospital and schools around the state. Applicants must be fulltime undergraduate or graduate students with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. erin.fitzwilliams@mail.wvu.edu

tables for the physical exhibit, Beeson said. “We’re using new media to engage people in the storytelling process,” Beeson said. The students working on the exhibit also plan to collaborate with a group of computer science students to work on the interactive components of the project, Beeson said. The launch of the online store has given people the opportunity to support a unique institution in the state, and that is only a small part of the project, Lawson said. To view the multimedia project online, visit http://forgottenlegacywwi.org. danewsroom@mail.wvu.edu

bers of the group met with about 60 lawmakers in an attempt to persuade them to support the bill. Lewallen and SAL A launched a website in January titled “Better Landlord-Tenant Laws in West Virginia,” for renters in the state to write about their experiences with unfavorable landlords and reasons for needing the bill to pass. charles.young@mail.wvu.edu

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House OKs pay hikes; Tomblin not ruling them out

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s public employees would reap pay raises averaging 2 percent this year, with a second year of increases promised to teachers and school workers, under a proposal advanced Wednesday to the state Senate by the House. But the 78-22 vote reflected GOP-led concerns that increasing state spending threatens a stable budgetary picture that has so far allowed West Virginia to avoid deficits and the painful choices they can force. Foes also contrasted the pay hikes with the state’s continuing unemployment woes. “We don’t know what the economic situation is going to be next year,” said House Minority Leader Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha. “It’s unfortunate that the economic times are what they are. But being what they are, we must do this responsibly, and this is simply not it.” With the Senate considering its own pay raise bill, this The Daily Athenaeum USPS 141-980, is published daily fall and spring school terms on Monday thru Friday mornings and weekly on Wednesday during the summer terms, except school holidays and scheduled examination periods by the West Virginia University Committee for Student Publications at 284 Prospect St., Morgantown, WV, 26506 Second class postage is paid at Morgantown, WV 26506. Annual subscription price is $20.00 per semester out-of-state. Students are charged an annual fee of $20.00 for The Daily Athenaeum. Postmaster: Please send address changes, from 3579, to The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University, PO Box 6427, Morgantown, WV 26506-6427. Alan R. Waters is general manager. Editors are responsible for all news policies. Opinions expressed herein are not purported to be those of the student body, faculty, University or its Higher Education Governing Board. Views expressed in columns, cartoons and letters to the editor do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Athenaeum. Business office telephone is 304/ 293-4141 Editorial office telephone is 304/ 293-5092.

year’s special election for governor also overshadows the issue. Five of the race’s candidates are legislators, including House Speaker Rick Thompson and Delegate Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson. A Wayne County Democrat, Thompson voted for the House bill while Carmichael opposed it. Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin had proposed one-time, bonus-like payments this session, paid for by unspent surplus. Administration officials said that Tomblin, also a Democratic candidate this year, is willing to consider a single round of permanent pay increases. “I do not believe that the idea of multiple year pay raises is fiscally responsible at this time,” Tomblin said in a statement Wednesday. “I am open to working with the Legislature to discuss the issue of compensation for our teachers and state employees.” Pay raise supporters argue that West Virginia’s public workers have gone without increases for several years, and that its teachers are among the lowest-paid nationally. Fifteen of the House’s 35 Republicans voted for the measure, as did all but two of its 65 Democrats. The House bill would increase teacher salaries by $1,800 over two years, and school worker wages by $1,000 during that time. It also adds $970 to State Police salaries and $835 to that of Division of Natural Resources police officers. The proposal would also require lawmakers to increase the upcoming state budget for raises of between $500 and $1,200 for other state employees. The hikes are supposed to equal 2 percent, but within that range.


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Protesters block stairs, halls in New York Capitol ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 100 protesters chanting opposition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to cut program funding for the poor while giving tax breaks to the rich blocked central stairs and hallways in the Capitol for an hour Wednesday afternoon. State police said they arrested 17 people who would be charged with disorderly conduct, arraigned before a judge and released later Wednesday. Handfuls of demonstrators held long banners across the stairways and escalator leading to Empire State Plaza and to three Capitol corridors. That forced state workers and visitors to struggle past or step over, sometimes with troopers’ help, or seek another route. Dozens of other protesters streamed around the Capitol lobby carrying signs calling for jobs, housing and higher taxes on the rich. One carried an American flag. They chanted, changing phrases every few minutes. “Show me what democracy looks like; this is what democracy looks like.” “Hey you millionaire; pay your fair share.” “You say Cuomo; we say hell no.” Protest organizer Wanda Hernandez, a board member from the activist group VOCAL New York, said the group opposes cutting social programs and closing hospitals and schools while letting an income tax surcharge on the wealthiest New Yorkers expire after this year. Gloria Wilson, a demonstrator from Community Voices Heard, said protesters want Cuomo to stand strong and resist special interests. In Albany, grassroots protest is big business. The groups flood Albany on legislative session days, boxed lunches in hand, after fully alerting the media. They can operate on tax-deductible do-

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Wanda Hernandez of Brooklyn, N.Y., a board member of VOCAL-NY, speaks during a protest against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget cuts at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Wednesday. More than 100 protesters blocked stairs and corridors at the Capitol and several were arrested. nations, government or porkbarrel grants, some gifts from like-minded unions and charitable or political action groups. On Wednesday, the effort came in three chartered buses, with those who face the real cuts in services and aid led by full-time staffers who know how to play to the TV cameras to maximize the impact of a couple dozen or 100 protesters and steering reporters to heartwrenching personal profiles for which they prep their clients. Wednesday’s organizers, for example, alerted all reporters of the planned arrests, giving a 15-minute time frame for the spontaneous events.

Cuomo spokesman Josh Vlasto declined to comment on the protest. “Today we are taking over the Capitol,” Hernandez told the cheering crowd. She said if they couldn’t succeed Wednesday they would return. Jennifer Flynn, an AIDS activist from Brooklyn, held one end of the banner blocking the stairs. She kept talking even as a trooper took her out in handcuffs. “It’s unfair for Gov. Cuomo to target the most vulnerable New Yorkers,” she said. Organizer Sean Barry said a half-dozen community groups were involved. He said they and others will be back.

Visitor’s center for nation’s anthem birthplace undergoes update BALTIMORE (AP) — After decades of making do with a small, outdated visitor center, the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is getting new space and an update for the 21st century, just in time for the bicentennial of the War of 1812. The National Park Service’s old center built in 1964 accommodated 250,000 visitors annually. It was soon overwhelmed and attendance grew to 650,000 in recent years, with about 30 percent of the groups that seek reservations being turned away, Superintendent Gay Vietzke said. The new $15 million, 17,000-square-foot center is expected to welcome 750,000 people annually and will likely see an attendance bubble in the years surrounding the bicentennial. Thursday’s opening of the center falls on the 80th anniversary of the “Star-Spangled Banner” becoming the national anthem. The anthem made the fort on Baltimore’s harbor one of the best-known sites associated with the war. “If you know something about the War of 1812, you know that Francis Scott Key wrote the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ here,” Vietzke said. The building designed by Baltimore-based GWWO/Architects has two curved walls – one of brick, the other of zinc – to symbolize the flag’s stripes. It is near to a water-taxi dock and can accommodate more buses than the old facility. Inside, a new exhibit area is more than three times larger the former space and includes three galleries where visitors can learn about the war, the Battle of Baltimore and the anthem. Vietzke said the Park Service heard loud and clear from visitors that they cherished the powerful “reveal” moment at the end of the old film when the screen lifted to show the fort with the flag waving above. They decided to keep that feature with the new film.

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“Even I felt the emotion in the old place,” when the fort was revealed, said William Haley, who – like the company that designed the exhibit, Haley Sharp Design – is British. The screen is incorporated into the exhibit space with a statue of Key in the middle which makes for a unique experience for viewers, said Joshua Colover, president of Aperture Films and director of the new film that tells the story of the Battle of Baltimore and the anthem’s inception. He wanted visitors to feel like they were amid the soldiers defending the fort and with Key at the moment of his inspiration. “With the giant screen, you’re not just watching the film, but you’re experiencing it,” he said. “For the younger generation, we wanted to make it a real visceral experience.” Visitors can review the an-

them’s four stanzas and use touchscreens to pick out phrases to learn more about what they meant in Key’s time. At other touchscreen stations around the exhibit space, visitors can learn about Key’s life or the debate leading up to the war. For the next three months, they can view the original manuscript of the “Star-Spangled Banner” in Key’s handwriting, complete with his corrections, on loan from the Maryland Historical Society. A timeline focused on the relevance of the anthem over the last two centuries allows visitors to listen to different versions of the song, including Jimi Hendrix’ famous interpretation on electric guitar. It aims to put the anthem in context. “It’s really important to know the basis of our national identity can be traced back to these symbols created here,” Vietzke said.

Rebels corner fleeing Moammar Gadhafi forces after battle

BREGA, Libya (AP) — Rebel forces routed troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi in a fierce battle over an oil port Wednesday, scrambling over the dunes of a Mediterranean beach through shelling and an airstrike to corner their attackers. While they thwarted the regime’s first counteroffensive in eastern Libya, opposition leaders still pleaded for outside airstrikes to help them oust the longtime leader. The attack on Brega, a strategic oil facility 460 miles (740 kilometers) east of Gadhafi’s stronghold in Tripoli, illustrated the deep difficulties the Libyan leader’s armed forces – an array of militiamen, mercenaries and military units – have had in rolling back the uprising that has swept over the entire eastern half of Libya since Feb. 15. In the capital of Tripoli, Gadhafi warned against U.S. or other Western intervention, vowing to turn Libya into “another Vietnam,” and saying any foreign troops coming into his country “will be entering hell and they will drown in blood.” At least 10 anti-Gadhafi fighters were killed and 18 wounded in the battle for Brega, Libya’s second- largest petroleum facility, which the opposition has held since last week. Cit-

izen militias flowed in from a nearby city and from the opposition stronghold of Benghazi hours away to reinforce the defense, finally repelling the regime loyalists. The attack began just after dawn, when several hundred pro-Gadhafi forces in 50 trucks and SUVs mounted with machine guns descended on the port, driving out a small opposition contingent and seizing control of the oil facilities, port and airstrip. But by afternoon, they had lost it all and had retreated to a university campus 5 miles (7 kilometers) away. There, opposition fighters besieged them, clambering from the beach up a hill to the campus as mortars and heavy machine gun fire blasted around them, according to an Associated Press reporter at the scene. They took cover behind grassy dunes, firing back with assault rifles, machine guns and grenade launchers. At one point, a warplane struck in the dunes to try to disperse them, but it caused no casualties and the siege continued. “The dogs have fled,” one middle-aged fighter shouted, waving his Kalashnikov over his head in victory after Gadhafi’s forces withdrew from the town before dusk. Car horns honked

and people fired assault rifles in the air in celebration. For the past week, pro-Gadhafi forces have been focusing on the west, securing Tripoli and trying to take back nearby rebel-held cities. But the regime has seemed to struggle to bring an overwhelming force to bear against cities largely defended by local residents using weapons looted from storehouses and backed by allied army units. Pro-Gadhafi forces succeeded over the weekend in retaking two small towns. But the major western rebel-held cities of Zawiya and Misrata, near Tripoli, have repelled repeated, major attacks – including new forays against Zawiya on Wednesday. In a speech to chanting and clapping supporters in Tripoli, Gadhafi vowed to fight on “until the last man and woman. We will defend Libya from the north to the south.” He lashed out against Europe and the United States for their pressure on him to step down, warning that “thousands of Libyans will die” if U.S. and NATO forces intervene in the conflict. “We will distribute arms to 2 or 3 millions and we will turn Libya into another Vietnam,” he said.

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Calif. woman survives 35-mile ride on minivan hood MANTECA, Calif. (AP) — The woman desperately gripped a windshield wiper blade, her body splayed across the hood of the minivan as it raced down a Northern California freeway in the middle of the night, reaching 100 mph, witnesses said. With the temperature hovering in the low 30s, Christopher Michael Carroll drove 35 miles from Manteca to nearby Pleasanton on Saturday with his wife clinging to the hood, prompting 911 calls from at least two alarmed witnesses, police said. Carroll, 36, was being held without bail Wednesday at the San Joaquin County Jail on charges of attempted murder, kidnapping and domestic assault, according to sheriff’s department records. Carroll got into the family’s minivan around 12:30 a.m. Saturday after he and his wife had an argument at their Manteca home, said police spokesman Rex Osborn. “She kind of goes with the van to try to stop him, gets up on the hood and is hanging on to the wiper blade,” he said. “She obviously didn’t think he would keep driving.” Carroll sped through Man-

teca, got on the freeway and The dog had been reported didn’t pull over until he reached missing by someone else at the Pleasanton, Osborn said. apartment complex and was One witness followed Carroll returned home safely. most of the way and told police his speed reached 100 mph. Eventually, Carroll slowed down the vehicle and his wife “was able to roll off,” Osborn said. The driver following the vehicle took the woman to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for hypothermia. UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A pizzeria owner with mice problems he blamed on competitors tried to sabotage two rival shops by dumping mice in them Monday, authorities in suburban Philadelphia said. Upper Darby police said a man walked into Verona Pizza YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A run- on Monday afternoon and away dog darted into an Ari- asked to use the bathroom. zona apartment and found a After he left, the owner said cool place to hide – the bottom he found footprints on the of the refrigerator. toilet and noticed that the A Yuma Fire Department drop ceiling had been disspokesman said the family told turbed, and he found a bag firefighters the pooch rushed tucked up above. into their home when they The owner turned the bag opened the front door and over to two police officers kept snapping at them. who happened to be eating When they went to the lunch there, and they found fridge to get some food to try three white mice inside, poto lure the dog outside, the an- lice Superintendent Michael imal jumped in the appliance Chitwood said. and refused to come out. Police say the man then Firefighters found the walked across the street small, black terrier-type dog to Uncle Nick’s Pizza and crouched on the bottom shelf, dumped another bag into a snapping at anyone who ap- trash can inside the establishproached. They used protec- ment, and police found five tive gear to pick up the pooch live mice and one dead one inside. and put it in a carrier.

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Bill that will shut down meth labs must pass It is the duty of the legislative branch to enact laws for the greater good of the people. And state law enforcement officials and leading medical professionals are encouraging them to do just that by passing bill HB 2946, making it so that pseudoephedrine, a common cold medicine ingredient, can only be obtained by prescription. Pseudoephedrine is also a main ingredient in methamphetamine, an illicit drug that has plagued our country

for years. Meth is very addictive and leads to many health problems including: damage to the kidneys, lungs, brain and liver. Birth defects of babies born to addicted mothers are very common. Cold remedies containing pseudoephedrine are, but not limited to, Sudafed, Mucinex D and Advil Cold & Sinus. Many who oppose the bill are concerned with costs to healthcare. Because a doctors visit will be required to obtain these now over-the-counter

drugs, the bill is being considered an inconvenience for consumers. But those concerns do not outweigh the inconveniences brought on taxpayers. We have to pay for programs that support neglected children of addicted parents, environmental problems stemming from the toxic waste left from meth labs, the cost of law enforcement, incarceration and court costs. Other states that have passed similar laws have seen a dramatic decrease in meth

labs. Meth production in Oregon dropped 96 percent, according to www.newstribune. info. This bill comes at a time when the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is out of the funding to clean up meth labs, according to the AP. It can cost up to $30,000 to clean up one meth lab, and the DEP has relied on federal grant money to pay private companies to clean up the labs. Since the funding is gone,

the DEP will have to rely on its own staff to do the work. But they have only six personnel to cover the 55 counties in West Virginia, which is impractical. If the current bill is passed, results similar to those seen in Oregon could be seen in West Virginia, taking a heavy burden off of the DEP. This is an issue that needs to be addressed immediately, to ensure a better quality of life for all. daperspectives@mail.wvu.edu

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Progress has been made, but WVU Dining Services needs more tomas engle columnist

Following my Feb. 7 column on the cost of the University’s meal plan, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with the director of Dining Services, David Friend. In contrast to the tenor of my column, which criticized Dining Services for not communicating well with students where funds from the meal plans go, Friend insisted that Dining Services has always had the students’ best interest at heart. Friend provided, as evidence, the hiring of a consultant firm six years ago to survey students’ opinions regarding food choices on campus. From that information, a five-year master plan was developed to implement changes to food service in the Mountainlair, such as the addition of national brands like Quizno’s, Burger King and Chik-fil-A (opening soon). Now in the fifth year of the five-year master plan, Friend said he is very satisfied with the changes been made. And contrary to my belief that Sbarro is inconvenient because they do not accept meal transfers, Friend said the survey done by the consulting firm actually showed high marks of satisfaction with the pizza chain. He also reiterated that another factor of Sbarro staying in the Mountainlair was their status as a national food chain before the push for national chains in the lair. And since Sbarro came into the lair before Dining Services required eating establishments to have the meal transfer program, they have been allowed to operate as was originally agreed upon. Besides the focus on national brands in the

Mountainlair, Friend said the other major task for Dining Services was updating all the dining hall facilities to the national standard. Boreman Bistro, originally built in the 1930’s, was one of the first residence dining halls to be renovated in the summer of 2007. Summit Cafe received the same treatment in 2009 – almost 50 years after it was first built. Though both required major facelifts, and large investments – Boreman $2 million, Summit $3 million – Friend said it has been worth it. The updates to both dorms’ dining halls have been great, with improved looks and food quality, but it is mind-boggling to think it took until the 21st century for WVU to update two facilities with a combined age of just more than100 years. Friend clarified there is still much to be done in regards to “dining plan utilization,” and because many students only stay four years at the university, they may not realize the amount of change that has taken place over the past 10 years. “At that time, we still only had four dining facilities. We also had no facility open later than 6:30 p.m. Now we have 12 dining facilities in total, and several establishments open until 9 p.m.” This is a valid point – to an extent – but comparing how bad the past was to bolster the image of the present comes off as lame excuse making. Despite the large price tag with renovations, Friend maintained that the largest costs for Dining Services year-in and year-out is food and labor. “Contrary to what many students may believe, Dining Services does not make a large profit with these meal plans. We are able to cover expenses every year, on a perplate cost basis that factors in all overhead, but the gains are not large by any stretch of the

imagination.” In talks about costs, Friend did first try to pin blame on resident assistants receiving free meal plans as part of their benefits for the high cost of meal plans – despite the fact he knew I am a Resident Assistant. The point was completely irrelevant, and desperate to boot, since it assumes that resident assistants do not perform services worthy of having this benefit. The point is made even more ridiculous by the fact that our meal plan is “The Mountaineer” plan, which is the only plan that, if every meal were used, would result in a loss for Dining Services since the cost per meal is below their average cost per meal. Despite our hectic schedules and curfews on duty nights, which cause us to miss many meals and order food instead, they still choose this plan over others for residents; their fault, not ours. After providing me with some raw data on the Fall 2010 Dining Services budget, a couple items immediately popped out. Café Evansdale at Towers, the dining hall most famous for low quality food and seemingly dozens of student workers just walking around at any given time, has the highest cost per meal because of declining customers and a budget twice as large as any of the other dining halls. The other was a ballpark estimated profit of 23 percent per visit across all dining halls on average, and using the average cost-per-meal of all plans since specific meal plan subscription numbers were not provided. But more importantly, this assumes students are able to use every meal available to them, and as Friend repeated (not once, not twice but three times during the interview) “we plan on students missing meals.”

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A West Virginia University student waits to pay for his food at Sbarro in the Mountainlair Wednesday night. While specific profit numbers cannot be reached with the data available to me, the little data I do have (and the previous quote) paint a picture

of a slow, inefficient and jaded organization that practically hopes students do not use all their allotted meals. As stated before, some good

has been accomplished in recent years with Dining Services, but the students deserve much more, starting with respect.

People should really think twice before using tanning beds and lamps zahira babwani the oracle uwire

“GTL,” the famous line from reality show “Jersey Shore” that stands for “Gym, Tan and Laundry,” has plagued the nation. The pressure of looking beautiful only when tan, rather than flaunting “pasty, white skin,” as the show’s cast members describe, has consumed the minds of young adults. Even apartments near University of Southern Florida of-

fer free tanning beds to residents, and student discounts are offered at various tanning salons. Overall, the culture of tanning has increased exponentially for the worse. The American Academy of Pediatrics announced Monday that laws should be enacted to ban minors from going to tanning salons. According to CNN, the World Health Organization, American Medical Association and the American Academy of Dermatology all hold the same opinion. Last year, a 10 percent tax on tanning services was included in the health care reform law.

However, for some, this has not reduced the craze of seeking sun-kissed, glowing skin. But, as teenager Samantha Hessel learned, tanning comes with consequences. According to CNN, Hessel had frequently used tanning beds for four years before she was diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Even though no data exists to prove teenagers are more prone to developing cancer from tanning beds than adults, it’s quite natural to assume that they may be more likely to make irresponsible choices when choosing tanning beds

without doing research regarding their harm. Furthermore, sunlamps and tanning beds emit UVA rays, which may give patrons a glow without burns, but they also cause wrinkles and DNA damage that causes skin darkening. Looking good for homecoming or prom is definitely not worth pre-aging by 10 to 20 years, Dr. David Fisher, chief of dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital and professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School , said to CNN. UVA radiation “may be 10 to 15 times higher than the midday sun,” according to a report in Pediatrics.

The Indoor Tanning Association doesn’t want the government to interfere and feels parents should be free to make decisions for their children, according to Fox News. Tanning salons have even issued statements assuring customers that UV rays are healthy because they provide vitamin D, which many doctors consider irresponsible and misleading advice. Tanning beds’ vitamin D content doesn’t outweigh its UV damage, which causes 8,000 deaths due to metastatic melanoma and 1.5 million cases of skin cancer annually in the U.S., according

to the National Institutes of Health. Even though it’s unwise to let the government intervene in citizens’ personal business, teens and young adults should be more proactive about their decisions. One should always research the pros and cons of any activity before pursuing it, especially when a few minutes of research could ultimately save a life. Students should forget replicating “Jersey Shore” cast member Snooki’s faux glow before they end up with a real situation that may turn their lives for the worse.

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Apple announces thinner, faster iPad 2 by david ryan A&E editor

Apple announced an updated version of its popular tablet computer iPad Wednesday. Speculation about the device has been ripe for the last few weeks, with supposedly leaked details and photos showing the new iPad available March 11. Despite being absent on medical leave, CEO Steve Jobs appeared to unveil the iPad 2. “We’ve been working on this product for a while, and I just didn’t want to miss today,” he said. The latest version is one third of the size of the original model and is also smaller than the company’s iPhone 4, at 8.8 mm thick and 1.3 pounds. It has front and rearfacing cameras. The iPad 2 is also twice as fast as the existing model and graphics power up to nine times faster. It is available in black and white versions. Despite the improvements, prices will remain the same as

they are now, starting at $499 for a 16GB, Wi-Fi model. Jobs announced the company had sold 15 million iPads in 2010, more than any other competitor in the tablet market. “Our competitors are looking at this like it’s the next PC market,” he said. “That is not the right approach to this. These are post-PC devices that need to be easier to use than a PC, more intuitive.” Jared Crawford, senior computer and electrical engineering major, is the creator of West Virginia University’s official app, iWVU. He compared the upgrade to that of the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4, with noticeable speed improvements. Crawford recently sold his first iPad to make way for the new model. “I’ll be getting one around launch day or shortly thereafter,” he said. Crawford said an iPad version of iWVU is in the works, though no launch date is currently scheduled. As a developer, Crawford

was disappointed the company didn’t reveal information on its expected update to mobile device operating system iOS. “The features they announced today, as far as iOS goes, there wasn’t much new,” he said. Speculation over what features Apple would announce had increased ahead of Wednesday’s launch – including higher-resolution screens. “I don’t think it’s possible right now to double (resolution) at a reasonable price,” he said. “It wasn’t a reasonable expectation.” Crawford particularly liked one feature – a new case for the device. “It covered up your iPad, and it didn’t feel like an Apple product,” he said. “This new cover will hopefully make it still feel like an Apple product.” Orders for the new device will be accepted online at www.Apple.com March 11 or in-store at 5 p.m. the same day. david.ryan@mail.wvu.edu

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CEO of Apple Steve Jobs announces the iPad 2, the company’s latest version of its tablet computer.

Soundvizion to hold ‘The Roommate’ fails to sustain creepy tension second competition JAKE POTTS

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Soundvizion will be hosting its second musical competition of the academic year Thursday night at 123 Pleasant Street’s popular venue. The second competition was originally scheduled for Jan. 11, but weather interfered with the event. Eric Jordan, more commonly known as DJ Monsta Lung, is excited for the next competition. “It was pretty upsetting that the snow came when it did,” Jordan said. “We knew although the weather stopped that competition, we had to reschedule – the turnout of the first one was just demanding another show.” Judges include Lung, and winner of the first competition, freshman journalism major Emily Benko, will also join the panel.

The mix of genres of the first competition exceeded the judges’ expectations. “We definitely had a lot of varieties come out of the woodwork the first time around,” Jordan said. “A lot of different sounds came together. It was an awesome experience all around.” One of the most exciting elements of the competition for Jordan was the relationships built throughout the music community. “A lot of networking happened during the competition,” Jordan said. “The different genres worked together, supported each other and came together to make the competition unbelievable.” The second wave of the competition will maintain the tournament-style structure of the first competition. The first 15 applicants will

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Morgantown Dance Company to stage ‘Sleeping Beauty’ by ashlie walter A&e writer

The Morgantown Dance and Ballet Companies will present “Sleeping Beauty” at the Metropolitan Theater this weekend. Performances will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The performance is split into two acts. The first will be the classical ballet, and the second will be a modern interpretative dance. Kyle Hayes, a West Virginia University student and senior advertising major, plays the character Bluebird in the first act and the Prince in the second act. Jennifer Lawrence, director of “Sleeping Beauty,” said the cast members range from 5 years old to 60 years old. “Morgantown Dance Company has a strong ballet background, but we are including more modern dance to incorporate a different audience,” Law-

rence said. Lawrence said “Sleeping Beauty” was chosen because it is a familiar story. The company had previously performed “Snow White,” and it wanted to continue the princess theme with another well-known, classical ballet. “‘Sleeping Beauty’ is a classic, well-known and a beautiful story,” Lawrence said. “The two acts are also different versions of the same story.” The first act has the original choreography designed by Marius Petipa, and the second part is choreographed by Ashley Manzo, one of the MDS’s faculty. “Sleeping Beauty” takes place in Baroque Europe when King Florestan holds a christening ceremony for his daughter, Aurora. Six fairies are invited to bless the child. However, Carabosse, the wicked fairy, was forgotten

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The dream of every college student is almost universal – good grades, great parties and a bond between roommates that makes the entire experience worthwhile. But what happens when the one person you spend the most time with turns into an obsessive monster who attempts to control your life and eliminate those who threaten to take you away from them? You may be experiencing a college student’s worst nightmare. The only thing that could possibly be worse – sitting through a movie that tries to bring these fears to life. “The Roommate” is a thrilling horror movie that was released in theaters at the beginning of February.

Despite the suspensebuilding trailers, the production falls short. As the movie opens, freshman student Sara Matthews (Minka Kelly) is taking part in the idyllic college life. As she attends her first huge college party, she meets the ideal college boy, Stephen (Cam Gigandet), and as predictably as one could expect, the two fall madly in love. Sara Matthews keeps her college experience rolling, but she notices a weird characteristic about her roommate, Rebecca (Leighton Meester) – a controlling obsession that shakes Sara to the core. Although the trailers and previews promise thrills and chills, these come rarely and when they do come, they are anything but scary. One might not find it fair that the production team and cast of this movie rely on one or two surprises to justify this movie as a thriller.

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Leighton Meester stars in ‘The Roommate.’ I mean, come on. A creepy shower scene here, a threateningly obsessive reaction there – that’s barely enough to justify this movie as a thriller. The PG-13 rating restricts it from using graphic elements to create any true horror or suspense. With such a mild feel, the horrors of this film are barely enough to satisfy that of a horror fan coming straight from

the playground. Essentially, this movie is a watered-down horror film built for college students. It’s about college students so, sure, it’ll attract them to the theaters, but the scares in this film are about as far from horror as they can get.

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FEATURE OF THE DAY BROWN BAG LUNCH FILM & DISCUSSION SERIES will be presenting “Offside” at 11:30 a.m. at the Gluck Theatre. This event is free and open to the public, and pizza will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit http://studentlife.wvu.edu/ multiculturalprograms.html.

all pertinent information, including the dates the announcement is to run. Due to space limitations, announcements will only run one day unless otherwise requested. All nonUniversity related events must have free admission to be included in the calendar. If a group has regularly scheduled meetings, it should submit all

TRANSGENDER MOUNTAINEERS meets at 8 p.m. in the Laurel Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, e-mail bigltm.wvu@gmail.com.

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WVU HILLEL offers a Shabbat Dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Hillel House at 1420 University Ave. For more information or a ride, call 304-685-5195. Lunch for a Buck takes place at the Campus Ministry Center on the corner of Willey and Price streets. For more information, call 304-292-4061. CHABAD AT WVU takes place at March 6 7 p.m. at 643 Valley View Drive. For WVU FREE THINKING, INQUIRING more information, visit www.jewishSECULAR HUMANISTS will meet at WVU.org or call 304-599-1515. 5 p.m. at the Blue Moose Cafe. For CAMPUS LIGHT MINISTRIES hosts more Information, visit http://dar- a weekly meeting and Bible study at winfish.studentorgs.wvu.edu. 7 p.m. in the Bluestone Room of the “FIREPROOF” will be shown for Mountainlair. free at 5 p.m. at the Suncrest United Methodist Church. All are welcome. Continual WELLNESS PROGRAMS on topics Every Thursday such as nutrition, sexual health and CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS, healthy living are provided for intera 12-step program to assist partici- ested student groups, organizations pants in developing healthier rela- or classes by WELL WVU Student tionships of all kinds, meets at 7 p.m. Wellness and Health Promotion. For in the conference room of Chestnut more information, visit www.well. Ridge Hospital. For more informa- wvu.edu/wellness. tion, call Mary at 304-296-3748. WELL WVU STUDENT HEALTH is LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE paid for by tuition and fees and is COLLEGIATE CORPS meets at the Lu- confidential. For appointments or theran Chapel at 8 p.m. The LDRCC more information, call 304-293-2311 responds to regional and national or visit www.well.edu.wvu/medical. disasters. No experience is necesNARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets sary. For more information, e-mail nightly in the Morgantown and FairStephanie at szinn1@mix.wvu.edu mont areas. For more information, or visit www.lutheranmountaineer. call the helpline at 800-766-4442 or org/disaster. visit www.mrscna.org. THE MORGANTOWN CHESS CLUB ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets meets from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in daily. To find a meeting, visit www. the basement of the First Christian aawv.org. For those who need help Church at 100 Cobun Ave. Meetings urgently, call 304-291-7918. will not be held the last Thursday of CARITAS HOUSE, a local nonevery month. For more information, profit organization serving West visit www.morgantownchess.org. Virginians with HIV/AIDS, needs doCAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST nations of food and personal care holds its weekly CRU meetings at 9 items and volunteers to support all p.m. in Room G24 of Eiesland Hall. aspects of the organization’s acPeople can join others for live mu- tivities. For more information, call sic, skits and relevant messages. For 304-985-0021. CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING more information, e-mail roy.baker@ uscm.org or visit www.wvucru.com. SERVICES are provided for free by UNITED METHODIST STUDENT the Carruth Center for PsychologiMOVEMENT meets at 7 p.m. at the cal and Psychiatric Services. A walkCampus Ministry Center on the in clinic is offered weekdays from 9 corner of Price and Willey streets. a.m. to 4 p.m. Services include eduFor more information, e-mail wvu- cational, career, individual, couples and group counseling. Please visit methodist@comcast.net. WVU CLUB TENNIS practices from www.well.wvu.edu to find out more 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Ridgeview Rac- information. SCOTT’S RUN SETTLEMENT quet Club. For carpooling, call 304906-4427. New members are always HOUSE, a local outreach organization, needs volunteers for daily prowelcome. THE WVU YOUNG DEMOCRATS grams and special events. For more meets at 7 p.m. in the Blackwater information or to volunteer, contact Room of the Mountainlair. For more Adrienne Hines at vc_srsh@hotmail. information, e-mail kross3@mix.wvu. com or 304-599-5020. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN edu. WVU WOMEN’S ULTIMATE FRIS- needs volunteers. WIC provides eduBEE TEAM meets from 7 p.m. to 9 cation, supplemental foods and imp.m. at the Shell Building. No expe- munizations for pregnant women rience is necessary. For more infor- and children under 5 years of age. mation, contact Sarah Lemanski at This is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. sarah_lemanski@yahoo.com. TRADITIONAL KARATE CLASS For more information, contact MiFOR SELF-DEFENSE meets at 9 p.m. chelle Prudnick at 304-598-5180 or in Multipurpose Room A of the Stu- 304-598-5185. FREE RAPID HIV TESTING is availdent Recreation Center. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGA- able on the first Monday of every NIZATION meets at 8 p.m. at the In- month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the ternational House on Spruce Street. Caritas House office located at 391 FREE ARABIC/ISLAM CLASSES Scott Ave. Test results are available is hosted by the Muslim Students’ in 20 minutes and are confidential. Association from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. To make an appointment, call 304in the Mountaineer Room of the 293-4117. For more information, visit Mountainlair. to register, e-mail www.caritashouse.net. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a schaudhr@mix.wvu.edu. BISEXUAL, GAY, LESBIAN AND United Way agency, is looking for

information along with instructions for regular appearance in the Campus Calendar. These announcements must be resubmitted each semester. The editors reserve the right to edit or delete any submission. There is no charge for publication. Questions should be directed to the Campus Calendar Editor at 304-293-5092.

volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-onone community-based and schoolbased mentoring programs. To volunteer, contact Sylvia at 304-9832823, ext. 104 or e-mail bigs4kids@ yahoo.com. ROSENBAUM FAMILY HOUSE, which provides a place for adult patients and their families to stay while receiving medical care at WVU, is looking for service organizations to provide dinner for 20 to 40 Family House guests. For more information, call 304-598-6094 or e-mail rfh@wvuh.com. 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 MCLV2@ comcast.net. CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. MOUNTAINEER SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM is an all-volunteer nonprofit that promotes spay/ neuter to reduce the number of homeless pets that are euthanized every year. M-SNAP needs new members to help its cause, as does ReTails, a thrift shop located in the Morgantown Mall. For more information, go to 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, e-mail Daniel at ivcfwvu@yahoo.com or visit the IVCF website at www.wvuiv.org.edu. THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE meets on the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon at Hatfields in the Mountainlair. All students and faculty are invited. For more information, email amy.keesee@mail.wvu.edu. THE CHEMISTRY LEARNING CENTER, located on the ground floor of the Chemistry Research Laboratories, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. THE M-TOWN MPOWERMENT PROJECT, a community-building program run by and geared toward young gay or bisexual men 18 to 29, 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 www.thefunfactory.org or e-mail CDMofWV@gmail.com. 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 open up to many ideas. Your immediate circle of friends, associates in the workplace and community acquaintances seem to be an endless source of support and suggestions. You also change this circle by adding different people and new influences. Your sixth sense or intuition guides you. Trust yourself and trust your inner knowledge. If you are single, you will meet people. Perhaps you’ll meet “the one” through your immediate circle. Make sure anyone you date is known by someone you know! Total strangers could be problematic. If you are attached, plan that special romantic getaway you’ve so often discussed. Do it! See how your relationship is enhanced by that experience. AQUARIUS understands much more than you know. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH A dream sets the tone. You might be thinking about realizing this possibility. You are direct and strong, knowing what it is you desire. Dealings with those in charge could test your limits, but for now, be compliant. Tonight: Take needed free time. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHHH Don’t distort what another person says, especially if that person is a boss or higher-up. Verify by repeating a message or a question. Focus. Networking helps open up new ideas. Work with a new approach or idea. Tonight: Where the crowds are. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHHH Believe in yourself. Take this extremely

positive attitude into work, your daily life or a meeting. A partner appears to be on the verge of going on the warpath. Work with his or her anger, helping him or her to use it in an appropriate way. Let go of a hostile comment or two. Tonight: Burning the candle at both ends.

SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHHH Take an important idea and expand it with the help of those involved. Incorporate viable ideas. Don’t lock into your thought and your thought only. Tonight: Ever playful, you tumble into the weekend spirit.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHHH Resist subtlety when speaking about a situation. No innuendoes; use clear language. On some level you might feel nervous or insecure. Stop; have a talk with yourself. Note that you are surrounded by some very strong-willed people. Tonight: Start thinking “weekend”!

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH You could be taken aback by a domestic or personal matter. You might not want to throw more money into an investment. Look at your options. If you’re uncomfortable with the situation, honor that feeling. Tonight: Home is where the heart is.

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHHH Sometimes you shake your head at the politics involved in clearing out a problem. An associate plays devil’s advocate. A partner is off in his or her imagination and is not reality-based. Conversations help anchor this person. Tonight: Swapping today’s war stories. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH Your imagination could be distorting reality. Knowing this, try to reject details, concepts and ideas. Your creativity soars in the presence of others. Ask others to play devil’s advocate. Tonight: Let a partner or friend express his or her strong feelings. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHHH Knowledge helps keep a project on track. You might have to revise your impressions more than once. You could be questioning the validity of proceeding as you have. Revamping your thinking allows more creativity. Tonight: Speak to a family member.

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Local Indie, Bluegrass bands a hit at Gibbie’s Tuesday night ALEX MCPHERSON A&E WRITER

The faithful patrons of Gibbie’s Pub and Eatery were serenaded by the smooth indie-bluegrass sounds of the Merrimacs and the Love’Em and Leave’Ems Tuesday night. By 10 p.m. the crowds had really rolled in, packing the house. The night opened with the three-man band Love’Em and Leave’Ems which formed this January. Singer Jonathon Burns was thrilled to be so welcomed into the Merrimac’s hearts. “Cody (Fauber) said ‘I need a band to open for us,’ and I said ‘pick me! Pick me,’” Burns said. It was their second show opening for the Merrimacs, and their second show overall. Playing covers like “Gen-

eral” by Dispatch and “Zebra” by the John Butler Trio, as well as their original “If Today is Not My Day,” they got the crowd excited and ready for more. The six-person Merrimacs got its start two years ago as three Preston High School graduates with a love for indie, punk and bluegrass music. As time went on, the group added two more Preston alum and another WVU classmate to form a winning team. Now composed of Nate Jones, Cliff Moul, Travis Mersing, Cody Fauber, Nick Jones and TK Scherch, the group is bringing their folkie flair to the masses. “We all started jamming together in college, and it all sort of came together,” said Mersing, a founding member of the group. The band ended up playing mostly originals but added a few covers by the Old Crows

and Hank Williams. The beginning of the Merrimacs’ set was plagued by electronic feedback, but with a few tweaks it was easily remedied. Junior geography major Aaron Ross came out to support his friend Fauber and introduce some friends to the band. “I come out once a month to see the Merrimacs. They’re a great folk/rock band,” said Ross. “You’re not going to get live music like this just anywhere. And you’re not going to get an intimate setting like this either.” Kevin Diffley, a junior agricultural studies major, and returning fan has been thrilled to see their progress. “What’s most important to them is that everyone enjoys their music,” he said. “They started out as basically nothing, but step by step they’re getting bigger.” daa&e@mail.wvu.edu

Members of the Love’Em and Leave’Ems perform at Gibbie’s Pub and Eatery Tuesday night.

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Winning? Charlie Sheen gains Twitter followers but loses his children LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Charlie Sheen threatened and maligned his bosses over “Two and a Half Men,” it was business and, to some people at least, bizarrely comic. When his estranged wife alleged that she and their twin toddlers were in peril from the TV star, the saga turned ugly. Sheen’s 23-month-old sons were removed from his home Tuesday night after Brooke Mueller Sheen claimed that he threatened her with decapitation, adding a nasty custody battle to the actor’s bitter war with the studio and producers who shut down his hit CBS show. Her claims followed days of sometimes manic, sometimes violence-tinged media interviews by Sheen, part of a public campaign to disprove that he is a drug-using, reckless playboy who was unable or unfit to work on this season’s final episodes of TV’s No. 1 comedy. Sheen’s grandstanding has fascinated the public, with his

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Twitter account drawing more than 1 million followers a day after it was created. But Mueller Sheen said in a claim seeking a restraining order filed Tuesday that his “bizarre, disturbing and violent” comments made her fear for the safety of their children because Sheen “does not appear mentally stable.” According to Mueller Sheen’s filing, Charlie Sheen has rarely seen the boys in the past year, but took them on Saturday and refused to return them. According to a sworn declaration filed in the case, she said her husband told her in a phone call Sunday night, “I will cut your head off, put it in a box and send it to your mom!” She also claimed earlier threats and physical abuse. A court order issued Tuesday and obtained by The Associated Press requires Sheen to stay 100 yards away from Mueller Sheen and their twin sons. Sheen has two other children with former wife Denise

Richards. The twins, Max and Bob, were taken from Sheen’s Hollywood Hills home that night and returned to their mother’s care. The boys turn 2 on March 14. A Los Angeles Police Department statement that its officers had removed the boys was incorrect, police Officer Bruce Borihanh said Wednesday. The department was not involved and he didn’t know which agency might have been responsible, he said. Mueller Sheen’s attorneys did not immediately respond Wednesday to a query about the event. Text messages sent to Sheen Wednesday morning for comment were not immediately returned. A phone message left for Sheen’s divorce attorney, Mark Gross, was not immediately returned. A hearing on the order is scheduled for March 22. Earlier, on NBC’s “Today” show, Sheen said he was “very calm and focused” about hav-

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non-ballet moves. I hope the audience keeps an open mind.” This ballet also functions as a fund-raiser for the not-forprofit company. Lawrence also said the studio is offering college students a 10 percent discount. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and children. Tickets are available at Slight Indulgence Suncrest, BOPARC offices and Morgantown Dance Studio. For more information, contact the Morgantown Dance Company at (304) 292-3266 or www.morgantowndance.org.

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ing the children taken away but was ready to fight to get them back. Moments later, Sheen was asked by reporters outside his home whether the legal move came out of left field for him. “It came out of the bleachers, actually,” he said. “Yeah, I was told a restraining order was being delivered and I thought, ‘OK, I can deal with that.’ And it was revealed that it was something much more serious.” Asked why Mueller got the court order, he replied, “It’s just silly. I think she’s latching on to some of this recent press.” In interviews filled with strange comments such as “I got tiger blood, man,” Sheen has lobbed vitriol at “Men” executive producer Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros. Television while sharing details about his unusual home life and insisting he was “winning.” He’s demanding a big raise from his $1.8 million-an-episode pay – already among the highest in television.

In a house he calls “Sober Valley Lodge,” Sheen has been living with a former porn star and a model – his “goddesses,” he says. Sheen was asked on “Today” if marijuana magazine cover model Natalie Kenly and adult film star Rachel Oberlin, who performed as Bree Olson, helped care for the twins. “Oh, yeah. If I can’t be there, they’re there, and it’s like everybody helps out. ... There’s nothing broken here,” Sheen said. The seemingly unlimited soapbox that media outlets have given Sheen has provoked strong criticsm. “No one is exercising any discretion, at least the kind that weighs things like taste, proportion and decency instead of ratings points,” Los Angeles Times media columnist James Rainey wrote in Wednesday’s paper. Ben Grossman, editor-inchief of Broadcasting & Cable magazine, urged ABC on Monday to cancel its “20/20” inter-

view with Sheen that night. He rapped the media for “celebrating the sad effects of an illness. And that is not a healthy way to do business.” Sheen’s wife claims in her filing that Sheen abused her as early as October 2009, when she says he shoved her to the ground, causing her to lose consciousness when she hit her head on a couch. Mueller Sheen also noted a Christmas Day 2009 fight in Aspen, Colo., that led to the actor pleading guilty to misdemeanor third-degree assault. Sometime after that incident, Mueller Sheen wrote in her court filing that Sheen told her, “I should have killed you when I had the chance!” Sheen previously pleaded no contest in a 1997 incident in which a girlfriend accused him of throwing her to the floor of his home and threatening to kill her if she told anyone. Sheen was fined $2,800, given two years’ probation and ordered to attend counseling.


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track and field

Thursday March 3, 2011

around the country

Six athletes hoping Connecticut loses nearly $1.8 million at Fiesta Bowl to qualify for NCAAs By Derek Denneny Sports Writer

Six members of the West Virginia track team will compete in Columbia University’s “Last Chance Meet” Friday, vying for an opportunity to qualify for the NCAA Indoor National Championship next weekend. “Our goals this weekend are simple,” said WVU head coach Sean Cleary. “We have six girls that have a legitimate shot at qualifying, so we are going to lock down as many qualifiers as we can.” Highlighting WVU’s entries is senior Chelsea Carrier, who will attempt to add the long jump to her list of National qualifications. Carrier has already had qualifying performances in the 60-meter hurdles and the pentathlon, which rank eighth and fifth in the nation, respectively. “She is going to use this to tune-up for Nationals where she has a chance to really make a splash on the national scene,” Cleary said. Sophomore Chene Townsend will look to join Car-

rier in the 60-meter hurdles. She will need to record a time of 8.4 or better to qualify. “Townsend had an impressive run at the conference championships,” Cleary said. “If she can qualify, then we will have one of the strongest pairs.” All-American and 3,000-meter race Big East champion Jessica O’Connell needs to shave 10 seconds off her Big East Championship-best time of 9:21.09 to qualify for Nationals. Kate Harrison, who was just named North American Cross Country Champion, will compete in the 5,000-meter race for the first time in her career. She needs a time under 16:10 to qualify. Keri Bland and Kaylyn Christopher both look to punch their tickets to College Station in the mile this weekend. The pair each need a sub4:40 time. “There won’t be a ton of teams at Columbia, but the ones that will be there will be fast,” Cleary said. “We will have to come with our best efforts.” derek.denneny@mail.wvu.edu

swimming and diving

Camp, Goldthorpe get last chance to qualify for NCAA

West Virginia junior swimmer Taylor Camp and sophomore swimmer Jared Goldthorpe will be in action for the No. 8 Mountaineers, as both men will compete in Sunday’s “Last Chance Meet” to qualify for the NCAA Championships. The 2010-11 USA Swimming Grand Prix Series is in Indianapolis this weekend for the event’s fourth stop on its seven-city tour of the nation. Each event showcases some of the top swimmers in the world along with the next gen-

eration of swimming talent. “The Grand Prix is an excellent opportunity for us to go to a national meet and perform well,” said WVU head swimming coach Vic Riggs. The Grand Prix’s extremely competitive field will feature more than 30 members of the U.S. National Team, including Michael Phelps, as well as a strong group of other national and international Olympic swimmers. — ejr

UWIRE — The UConn athletic department lost nearly $1.8 million at the 2011 Fiesta Bowl, according to bowl documents obtained by The Daily Campus. The university incurred total expenses of $4,280,998 at the Fiesta Bowl while only receiving a payout of $2,523,200 from the Big East. By far, the largest expense the university incurred came from absorbed ticket sales. The university sold only 2,771 out of an allotment of 17,500 tickets, resulting in the university absorbing 14,729 tickets worth $2,924,385. The official figure of 2,771 tickets sold is substantially lower than the previously reported amount of 4,600 tickets sold. That expense completely soaked up UConn’s revenue allotment of $2.5 million from the Big East all by itself. UConn’s losses were then further inflamed by the costs of travel, meals, lodging and other bowl expenses. The UConn athletic department did not respond to a voicemail left at the office requesting comment, but the Fiesta Bowl documents obtained did come with a survey to the NCAA that included comments from the university on it’s satisfaction with certain aspects of the bowl. In regards to the level of satisfaction with the bowl’s ticket commitment for participating teams and the bowl’s ticket prices, the university gave the bowl a “neutral” rating for both. “We recognize the total ticket commitment associated with this BCS bowl game, but selling 17,500 tickets is a challenge for a school from the east whose fans incur significant travel expenses,” the comment from the athletic department reads in the NCAA survey. Travel expenses for the university were extensive as well. UConn spent a total of $685,195 on travel, spending $315,378 on 213 members of the team, coaching staff and administration over eight days ($1,481 per person) and $369,817 on 335 members of the band and cheering squad over three days ($1,104 per person). On meals and lodging, UConn spent a total of $460,941. Of that, the university spent $215 per day

7,981 compared to UConn’s 2,771. The document does not include bonuses awarded to former head coach Randy Edsall, his coaching staff, athletic director Jeff Hathaway or any other athletic department administrators. The document also does not include revenue earned on Fiesta Bowl related merchandise or sponsorship.

BYU starter Davies wasn’t involved in criminal act SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — BYU officials confirmed Wednesday that starting forward Brandon Davies wasn’t involved in anything criminal that resulted in his dismissal from the team. University spokeswoman Carri Jenkins said an honor code review is under way to determine if the BYU sophomore will be allowed to remain in school, as well as his status with the team next season. BYU’s honor code requires students to live a chaste and virtuous life, be honest, abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee and substance abuse, and attend church regularly. The school announced the dismissal on Tuesday night after being made aware of the violation Monday – the same day that BYU vaulted to No. 3 in the AP poll. ap Davies had started 26 of 29 West Virginia’s Geno Smith is sacked by Connecticut’s Jerome Junior late in the fourth games and averaged 11.1 points quarter of Connecticut’s 16-13 overtime victory in East Hartford, Conn., on Oct. 29, 2010. and a team-leading 6.2 rebounds. on each of the 213 members of the team, staff and administration over the course of eight days, as well as $94 per day on each of the 335 members of the band and cheering squad over three days. Other expenses that UConn incurred included entertainment, promotion, awards, equipment and supplies, administrative, band facility rental, bag tags and lanyards. These expenses combined totaled $210,477. UConn’s nearly $1.8 million loss at the Fiesta Bowl is huge even when you consider that most schools either just break even or incur losses at bowl games. One of the biggest financial disasters at a BCS bowl game came in 2009 when Virginia Tech lost $2.2 million at the Orange Bowl, according to bowl documents obtained from Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech’s expenses at that game, however, were only $3.8 million compared to UConn’s total expenses of nearly $4.3 million. Virginia Tech’s losses were inflamed by receiving a substantially smaller bowl payout from the ACC. The last Big East team to participate in the Fiesta Bowl before UConn was West Virginia, who faced Oklahoma at the bowl in 2008. According to bowl documents obtained from West Virginia, the school’s losses only totaled about $1 million, nearly half that of UConn. West Virginia received a similar payout as UConn from the Big East, but their expenses totaled $3.5 million. West Virginia’s numbers were bolstered by their stronger ticket sales, out of an allotment of 17,500, the school sold

Kansas reinstates guard Tyshawn Taylor LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas point guard Tyshawn Taylor’s suspension has been lifted after two games. Coach Bill Self said the junior would be in uniform Wednesday night when the second-ranked Jayhawks host No. 24 Texas A&M in their final home game of the season. It’s not clear whether he will play. Taylor was suspended for an unspecified violation of team rules. Self has declined to say what the infraction was. Sophomore Elijah Johnson has started in Taylor’s place and has done well. Self indicated he was growing impatient with Taylor, who has struggled at times trying to replace departed All-Big 12 point guard Sherron Collins.


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WVU Amy Bieski values experiences over records By Sebouh Majarian Sports Writer

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Connecticut point guard Kemba Walker stares at the Huskies’ bench during UConn’s loss to West Virginia Wednesday.

Switch to matchup zone limits Walker, Huskies BY BRIAN GAWTHROP ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR

West Virginia entered Wednesday’s game against No. 16 Connecticut as one of four teams battling for the Big East Conference’s final two first-round byes. The Mountaineers left the WVU Coliseum Wednesday night having done all they could to secure one, beating the Huskies 65-56, guaranteeing a winning season in the Big East. “Coming into the game, I knew we were going to win,” said forward Deniz Kilicli. “This was a must win. And when we know that, nobody can beat us.” Much of that credit can be given to limiting the Huskies’ offense and standout point guard Kemba Walker, the Big East’s second-leading scorer, for the remaining 10 minutes of the game. UConn made just three field goals in the final 10:48, one of which was a meaningless Walker 3-pointer with 14 seconds left. It was the Mountaineers’ match-up zone that kept the Huskies quiet. Although WVU

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Continued from page 12 In fact, it was just the second time since Mazzulla injured his shoulder back in December 2009 that he has hit two 3-pointers in a game. He finished with 18 points, which tied his career high, and also had five assists and four rebounds. His defense means a bit more, though. At points Wednesday, Mazzulla hounded the likely Big East Conference Player of the Year, Kemba Walker, in the first half and forced him to work a bit harder for his points. While Walker finished with 22 points, most of those came when he was running in transition or when Mazzulla was out of the game. And it’s not just Walker. Mazzulla has been the man dealt the task of guarding some of the Big East’s best guards, like Pittsburgh’s Ashton Gibbs and Louisville’s Peyton Siva. He does what he has to for the team to win. He has throughout his career.

ran the defense at times in the first half, West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins said the matchups made the defense more successful at halftime. The change to the defense, which the Mountaineers ran against UConn last season, came out of “desperation,” according to Huggins, after Walker and Shabazz Napier scored 13 straight Connecticut points, helping the Huskies take a 45-44 lead. “Was it their change in defense (that cost us the game)? No,” said UConn head coach Jim Calhoun. “But it did change us up. We didn’t score, so it must’ve worked.” Calhoun said his team was prepared for the change, as it had faced the defense in its last four games, two of which were losses. Still, Connecticut finished 2-for-13 from the field in the final 10 minutes, allowing WVU to close the game on a 19-6 run. “We wanted them to get confused,” said WVU point guard Joe Mazzulla. “That was our point of emphasis.” The change of defense prevented the Huskies from

He’s the team’s best on-ball defender outside of forward John Flowers. He’s really the only guard on the roster that can guard with any consistency, too. That puts a lot of pressure on him to never have a bad game. “I’m just trying to play within the offense and defense. When you have the confidence of (WVU head coach Bob Huggins), it makes it easier,” Mazzulla said. Rarely do fans understand how much Mazzulla means to this team, though. The most important aspect of his game doesn’t show up on a stat sheet. His leadership is some-

driving the lane for closerange buckets. The team finished with just 14 points in the paint, only four of which came after halftime. Walker, meanwhile, finished with a game-high 22 points, but ended the game just 1-for-7 from the field. Mazzulla guarded the point guard for much of the first half, although the Mountaineers frequently changed their coverage on the junior after halftime. “He’s one of the best scorers in the country,” said WVU forward Kevin Jones. “We weren’t going to keep him from scoring. But (Mazzulla) did a good job of limiting him.” West Virginia also outrebounded the Huskies 3430. UConn entered the game as one of the best rebounding teams in the Big East. “They won in Bob Huggins’ style,” Calhoun said. “They out-toughed us, and they played physical inside. “We’re a very good basketball team, but we didn’t play tough enough tonight.” brian.gawthrop@mail.wvu.edu

thing that has been consistent throughout the latter part of the season. When things start to go bad, he’s the player who gets in his teammates’ faces and tries to pick them up. Mazzulla has started to step up his play as of late, and that will mean everything to the Mountaineers and their efforts to make a run. He is the key to WVU’s success. When he scores and plays his usually solid defense, West Virginia is a significantly better team – one capable of making a run in the NCAA Tournament. anthony.dobies@mail.wvu.edu

High expectations or no expectations – it doesn’t matter to West Virginia senior gymnast Amy Bieski. The Nanticoke, Pa., native has set the bar higher for herself every year since her arrival in Morgantown four years ago. “I never expect anything of myself. What happens, happens,” Bieski said. Besides breaking the top five on the program’s career points list, she has led the Mountaineers to a 9-5 record this season, including 6-1 in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League. Bieski is the epitome of a teammate, head coach Linda Burdette-Good admits. Though Bieski is pleased with the mark she’s made at West Virginia, she doesn’t care much for extra attention. “It’s really cool and great, but it’s really just a number,” Bieski said. “Any way I can contribute, do my job and play my role is really what’s important to me.” The speech pathology and audiology major has embraced her time at West Virginia, making a splash as early as her freshman year. Surprisingly, her favorite memory was her first meet as a Mountaineer. Bieski was impressive in her debut, scoring 38.95 points in the all-around. The scores included a 9.8 on vault and 9.875 on her floor routine. “It was very surreal. I couldn’t believe I was finally here,” Bieski said. ���I was really nervous, but I did really well, and it was a good first meet and experience.” Bieski has grown close with Burdette-Good during her tenure at WVU. Bieski considers her coach a mother figure. She admires what Burdette-Good has done with the program in her nearly two decades of coaching at WVU. “She really loves the sport, and obviously her job,” Bieski said. “I don’t think I could coach for that long if I was coaching.” Burdette-Good is sad to see her senior go, but, after going through the process for 37 years, she knows what to expect. “It’s sad to see her go, but we’re going to need somebody else to step in for her next year and fill that gap,” Burdette-Good said. “She’s had a wonderful, wonderful career, but its not quite over yet. “We haven’t really put a lot of emphasis on (her career), be-

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Continued from page 12 advantage with 25 seconds remaining in the half. WVU would take a 28-26 lead into halftime, as point guard Joe Mazzulla hit a 3-pointer as time expired in the half. Mazzulla netted 14 firsthalf points and was the lone WVU player to score more than three points in the opening frame. He finished with a team-high 18 points. “We are 100 percent better when Joe is scoring,” Flowers said. “That is especially true

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West Virginia senior gymnast Amy Bieski finishes her routine on the bars in last weekend’s meet against North Carolina. cause I don’t want her to start thinking about that too much. The toughest night will be senior night.” Even with Bieski’s departure, the coach and senior believes the program has a bright future. Bieski believes freshman Hope Sloanhoffer will continue where she left off. Sloanhoffer has had a very impressive campaign and is the first Mountaineer to earn at least six EAGL Rookie of the Week honors – one more than Bieski had in 2008. “She reminds me a lot of myself in the aspect that she doesn’t cause any problems,” Bieski said. “She goes in and does her work, and clearly it’s paid off.” The senior had some words of wisdom to pass along to the freshman: “When you come out with a bang your freshman year, you have to live up to that each year. So, you can’t continually try to outdo yourself.” Bieski’s trophy case isn’t too shabby either. Besides the five Rookie of the Week honors, she has totaled nine EAGL Gymnast of the Week honors, and one EAGL Specialist of the Week honor.

She doesn’t want it to stop there, though, as she has individual goals besides winning the national championship. “I want to win an EAGL event, whether individual event or allaround,” Bieski said. “I’ve accomplished a lot, I have a lot of points, but that’s kind of it.” This would be her last chance to step on the podium as a champion. Not just because she’s graduating, but the all-arounder doesn’t have intentions of competing following graduation. Instead, Bieski has sent applications to four universities – WVU included – as she plans on getting her master’s degree in speech pathology. While she’s been banged up during the year, most recently with an elbow injury, she is looking forward to the offseason and getting rest. “This year, I’ve had a lot more aches and pains than years before, so I just tell myself to suck it up for another five weeks,” Bieski said. “It’s kind of depressing, but it’s bittersweet.”

when he is driving the lane.” At the beginning of the second half, both teams took part in back-and-forth action that saw them trading buckets and possessions. “It seemed like they didn’t miss for at least 10 straight possessions,” said forward Cam Thoroughman. “I just said, ‘Oh my God,’ at those shots.” Huskies’ guard Shabazz Napier took control of the offense in the second half, as he opened the half 4-of-4 from the field and scored six straight UConn points. He finished with 18 points. “Shabazz Napier saved us early on when some of the

other guys on our team looked like they had never played in a Big East game before,” said Huskies’ head coach Jim Calhoun. “We’re pretty deep in the season to have a feeling like that.” WVU shot 46.8 percent for the game. The Mountaineers shot 52.6 percent in the second half. Connecticut was held to 33.3 percent in the second half. Despite UConn’s size advantage inside, the Mountaineers had a 20-to-14 advantage in the paint. WVU also out-rebounded UConn by four.

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Thursday March 3, 2011

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AFFORDABLE PARKING $65.00/MONTH Downtown. 304-598-2285 LOCATION DOWNTOWN PARKING SPOTS for lease, Forest Ave. 5mins or less from downtown campus. Call 304-692-0990 or go to http://richwoodproperties.com PARKING SPACES AVAILABLE. TOP of HighStreet.1/year lease. $100/mo 304-685-9810. PARKING- 1/2 OFF NOW THRU JULY. Also, Discount for leases for fall and spring signed by May 1. Four Blocks to Mountainlair. 304-292-5714.

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West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith escapes the pocket during the Mountaineers’ game against Coastal Carolina opening the 2010 season.

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Continued from page 12 Holgorsen said spring practice was pushed back to help the new offensive assistants get to know the players and allow those players to learn more about the new offense. Holgorsen compared it to grade school. His system, though, can be learned in a few days, Holgorsen admitted. “We’ve got this offense to the point that it will make sense to the kids by the end of spring ball,” Holgorsen said. “Then, it’s up to them to keep working at it. This offense isn’t hard to learn, it’s not hard to grasp, and it’s not hard to retain. But, that doesn’t make you good. What makes you good is players meshing together.” It hasn’t been hard for players to buy in, Holgorsen said, because the tape and statistics have spoken for themselves. In his lone year at Oklahoma State, the offensive finished third in scoring (44.23 points per game) and third in total offense (520.23 yards per game). “It’s easier when they look at Oklahoma State tape, and it looks good,” Holgorsen said. “If they want that to be them, then they probably should buy in and try to get good at it. It’s not just going to happen. They’ve got to give effort and work at it. It’s a hard game.” In addition, Holgorsen has told players every position is up for grabs – even quarterback, where starter Geno Smith is considered to be an all-Big East candidate. Holgorsen later admitted that he fully expects Smith to start, but most positions are wide open. “We’ll see what (the player’s) got in the spring,” Holgorsen said. Smith was still wearing a walking boot on his left foot fol-

lowing surgery in January. But, Smith fully anticipates to practice in full during the spring. “From what I’m told, I’m full go when spring gets here,” Smith said. “It’s extremely important for me to be out there with those guys as a leader.” Smith said the healing process has been quicker than in past years due to the fact that he knew the surgery was coming. He reinjured the foot prior to the 2010 season, and took precautions that helped him once the procedure was completed. “I’m pretty much competing with the rest of the guys besides running and cutting. I do 7-on-7’s and do routes,” Smith said. “I do pretty much everything the other quarterbacks are doing.” Holgorsen said Smith doesn’t have to be 100 percent to participate in many of the spring drills, because he won’t be running as much in the new offense. “It’s kind of strange. This is going to be my junior year, but it’s going to be my first spring to participate in it fully,” Smith said. Smith said the coaching staff has transitioned well with the players, and he is excited to begin spring practices. “Those guys are here for us as players. They’re here to make us better players, but also have fun,” Smith said. “One thing Coach Holgorsen preaches is you can’t play the game of football if you’re not having fun. I really think that they’re going to instill that into us.” By the end of spring practice, Holgorsen hopes to have a better idea of what his players can do and evaluate the team. “Then, they just have to do a lot of voluntary stuff over the summer,” Holgorsen said. “They’ve got to go out and work at it.”

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1 & 3BR PARK STREET. AVAIL MAY $450-900/month. W/D. Hardwood floors. Parking. 10min walk to campus. 304-216-0742.

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LOCATION DOWNTOWN, two-2/BR apts & two 3/BR-apts. with in five minutes from downtown campus call 304-692-0990 or go to http://richwoodproperties.com.

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1 and 2/BR APARTMENTS. UTILITIES INCLUDED. Also 2 and 3 bedroom houses. Downtown. 304-288-8955. 304-288-7700. 1 BR Apartment 2 blocks from Mt. Lair Available May. Please call M-F 8am-4pm.304-365-APTS(2787) www.geellc.com. 1 BR Available May, Westover $450/month, most utilities included. No pets, washer/dryer. 304-288-6374 or 304-594-3365 1, 2, or 3/BR PARTIALLY FURNISHED HOUSE. 662 Jones Ave. NO Pets. Non-smoking. Lease/deposit. 304-203-3107. 5 BEDROOM HOUSE in South Park across from Walnut Street Bridge. W/D. Available may 15th call Nicole at 304-290-8972 900 STEWART ST. AVAILABLE MAY 15 2-3 bedroom. Includes water and trash, pets with deposit, $350 p/p. www.morgantownapts.com, 304-615-6071. 1-2-3/BR APT AVAILABLE APRIL. PET friendly, most include gas/trash & WD. Most in Sunnyside. PR-7;304-879-5059 or 304 680-2011. 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/BR NEXT TO ARNOLD HALL. Parking, W/D. $500/mo plus utilities. 304-319-1243 hymarkproperties.com 1BR & 2BR Available May. 328 & 332 Stewart Street. $475-$650/month. Utilities included. Parking, no pets, washer/dryer. 304-288-6374 or 304-594-3365 1-3 BR APTS AND HOUSES. SOME include utilities and allow pets! Call Pearand Corporation 304-292-7171. Shawn D. Kelly Broker 74 Kingwood St. 2/BR APT. $375/MO/PERSON, UTILITIES INCLUDED. W/D, Pets w/fee Located on Dorsey Avenue. Available 05/15. One year lease + deposit. 304-482-7556. 2BR 2FULL BATH NEXT STADIUM AT 910 Don Nehlen Dr. (above the Varsity Club). DW/WD, microwave, Oak cabinets, ceramic/ww carpet, 24hr maintenance, CAC, off-street parking. $395/person +utilities. Close to hospitals. Some pets/conditional. For appt. call 599-0200 2BR DUPLEX Available May. 89 Mason St. $650/month. Parking/no pets, W/D, A/C 304-288-6374 or 304-594-3365 2BR/2BA 3BR/3BA Evansdale, Sunnyside. W/D, CA/C, DW, Free Parking. Lease/deposit. Pet Friendly. 304-669-5571. 2BR/2BTH. Available May. Stewartstown Rd. $650/month. Garage, no pets, W/D, A/C 304-288-6374 or 304-594-3365 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. 3/BR SOUTH PARK. GREAT PORCH. Off-street parking. Large bedrooms. WD. 2 blocks off High St. Call 304-906-9984. 3/BR WALK TO CAMPUS W/D, parking. No pets. Lease/Deposit. Avail. 6/1/11. Max Rentals 304-291-8423 3/BR, 1&1/2BA, DW, WD, WALK TO downtown. $385/per bedroom. 304-906-9984.

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3/BR SOUTH PARK. GREAT LOCATION. DW. WD. Off-street parking. Call 304-906-9984. 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. AVAILABLE MAY 2011. 1,2,3,4,5,6BR 304-296-5931.

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LARGE 2/BR. KITCHEN APPLIANCES furnished. NO PETS. Downtown. Lease and deposit. Call: 304-685-6565. LARGE 3 and 4/BR APTS. IN QUIET South Park. Rent/incl utilis. W/D. Some with parking on bus lines. Short walk to downtown PRT & main campus. 304-292-5714.

BEST LOCATION IN TOWN. OFF CAMPUS housing on campus location! Call us before you sign that lease. Newly remodeled 2 and 3BR, C/A, WD, private patioparking available. 304-598-2560.

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

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

LOCATION DOWNTOWN FOUR ONE bedroom apartments within five minutes or less from downtown campus call 304-692-0990 or go to http://richwoodproperties.com. LOCATION SOUTH PARK. One 2/BR Apartment, One 3/BR Apartment or rent as a 5/BR House. call 304-692-0990

409 High Street 2 Bedroom D/W, Laundry Facitities Camera System With Secure Entry Door $450/$500 Per Person

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LOCATION SUNNYSIDE One 3/BR Apartment within 10 min. or less form Downtown campus or Stadium 304-692-0990

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SOUTH PARK available May 16th: 2BR $750 plus electric. G.W.Phillips Villas, 2BR available April. $600/month +utilities. No Pets. 304-599-8329 TERRACE HEIGHTS APARTMENTS 1-2-3/bedroom deluxe furnished & unfurnished townhouse & garden apartments. Centrally located to university campuses. No Pets allowed. 304-292-8888.

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West Virginia’s Kerwin Selby, right, junior Kevin Jones, center, and senior John Flowers celebrate with fans following the Mountaineers’ 65-56 win over Connecticut Wednesday.

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Jones, Mazzulla outshine Walker, Connecticut to keep Big East bye alive By Brian Kuppelweiser Sports Writer

With less than two minutes left, West Virginia forward Kevin Jones did what he does best. The junior grabbed an offensive rebound off a missed shot by fellow forward John Flowers and hit what could be considered the decisive layup in the Mountaineers 6556 victory over No. 16 Connecticut Wednesday. Despite starting the game 1-of-6, Jones was a perfect

5-of-5 in the second half to lead WVU to a crucial victory that kept it alive for a firstround bye in next week’s Big East Conference Tournament. Jones finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Mountaineers in front of a WVU Coliseum crowd of 13,241. “Kevin just seems to make shots when you need them,� said WVU head coach Bob Huggins. With the game tied at 51 with more than seven minutes to play, WVU ended the game

on a 14-5 run with the use of a match-up zone defense. WVU forward Deniz Kilicli got the ball along the baseline and hit an up-and-under layup that gave the Mountaineers a 53-51 lead that they would not surrender for the rest of the contest. WVU’s lead swelled to as many as 12 points, as point guard Truck Bryant hit 7-of-8 free throws to close out the game. After his hot start to the second half, Walker finished the game cold – hitting just 1-of-7

shots in the final seven minutes. He finished with a teamhigh 22 points. “In the first half, I had a lot of shots that were close inside that I didn’t capitalize on,� Jones said. “My teammates just told me to calm down and keep playing.� WVU quickly got the crowd into the action, as it started the contest on a 7-0 run, which forced UConn head coach Jim Calhoun to take a quick timeout. Out of the timeout, the Mountaineers stretched their

lead to 11-2, as they continued to feed off of turnovers by the Huskies. Kilicli came up with the most electrifying play of the first half when he slammed home a dunk and gave WVU a 22-16 lead. The 6-foot-9 forward drove to his left and dunked the ball over two defenders. With UConn down early, Walker started to find open looks from the floor and rallied the Huskies to a one-point

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Mazzulla is key to another NCAA run West Virginia point guard Truck Bryant missed his fifth 3-pointer of the game Wednesday against No. 16 Connecticut, and he put his head down. Within seconds, senior point guard Joe Mazzulla pulled Bryant toward him and whispered something in his ear. Bryant went on, despite the misses, to hit 7-of-8 free throws to seal the 65-56 victory. And while Mazzulla had nothing to do with those free throws, that talk surely did. That’s just what Mazzulla does. He’s the leader that makes this West Virginia team go. “I figure from the point guard spot, I should be that guy,� Mazzulla said. “When you really demand to be a leader, they want to follow you.� West Virginia might not have a single player who is as important to the team’s success as Da’Sean Butler was last year. But, it’s hard to match what he meant to the Mountaineers in 2010. Still, Mazzulla is nearly as important to the success of this year’s team. When looking at his statistics, it’s apparent when the Mountaineers are at their best, it’s when Mazzulla is in the game. It’s even more visible when he’s having success driving to the basket or hitting open shots. Wednesday night is the perfect example. In the first half of the game, Mazzulla was 6-of-7 – many of which were deep jumpers and two 3-pointers – while his teammates were 6-of-21 in the first half.

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West Virginian University’s new offensive coordinator and head coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen has made it clear in his first two months on the job that he will have his stamp on this year’s team. The former Oklahoma State offensive coordinator said he and his offensive assistants have all but scrapped tape of the offense WVU ran last season and have begun to teach his quick, no-huddle, passhappy attack to his players. “I didn’t watch any film on what West Virginia did last year, because that’s not my offense,� Holgorsen said. “I don’t care what it looked like last year.�

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2011 Gold-Blue Spring Game When: Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. Where: Morgantown, W.Va. (Milan Puskar Stadium, 60,000) Radio: 101.9 FM WVAQ Tickets: $10 per ticket, and go on sale March 21 and can be purchased online at WVUGAME.com. WVU students will be admitted free with a valid ID.

Since Signing Day in early February, the new offensive assistants – running backs coach Robert Gillespie, offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh and inside receivers coach Shannon Dawson – have spent time getting to know the new players and showing those players tape from Holgorsen’s offense while

he was at Oklahoma State and Houston. “As we got into one-on-one time, you get to know people better,� Holgorsen said. “Once we’ve done that, it’s been better.� WVU will open spring practice March 28 with an offense that doesn’t use a fullback or tight end as consistently as the Mountaineers did in 2010. WVU’s spring game will be held on a Friday night for the second-straight year. It will take place on April 29 at 7 p.m. “We want to play with a tempo. That’s who we’re going to be,� said WVU head coach Bill Stewart. “We want to be faster than fast.�

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