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Friday March 11, 2011

VOLUME 124, ISSUE 118

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Senate passes security deposit bill By Devon Unger Staff Writer

A bill regulating rental security deposits passed through the West Virginia State Legislature on Thursday. House Bill 3202, or Senate Bill 545, passed in the House last week and awaits the signature of Interim Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to become a law. He has 15 days to sign or veto it, or it will become a law without his

signature. The bill requires landlords to return rental security deposits within 60 days of the termination of a lease and 45 days from the time new tenants move into the property. It also requires landlords to return an itemized list of deductions from the deposit and maintain deposits for a period of six months before a tenant forfeits it. “I’m so excited,” said House Judiciary Intern Erica Rogers. “I

think this is a huge step. A huge step for tenants, a huge step for students and a huge step for good landlords.” There are currently no laws in West Virginia requiring landlords to return security deposits. West Virginia is one of only four states without such a law, and the new one, if signed, would be one of the more lenient laws in the nation. “Forty-four other states and D.C. require that landlords re-

turn security deposits in 45 days or less, most of them less,” Rogers said. The bill received three major changes from the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to Rogers. “I read the amendment, and it is all changes I think tenants can live with; I think landlords can live with. It’s not really a compromise unless everyone walks away with a little bitter taste in their mouth,” Rogers

said. “There is still the same 45 to 60 day requirement brought over from the house.” First, landlords are only required to provide notification of deductions at the end of the lease rather than periodically or at the time the landlord decides to make the deduction. Also, the period of time in which the landlord must maintain a deposit was reduced from one year to six months. Finally, the Senate Judiciary removed lan-

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David Otis, a sophomore engineering major, learns about the dangers of too much alcohol at the bartending school booth in the Mountainlair on Thursday.

Students learn about alcohol safety during ‘bartending school’ STAFF WRITER

Drinks were slinging in the Mountainlair Thursday as some West Virginia University students attended a “bartending school” presented by WELL WVU. Rather than showing students how to mix alcoholic drinks, the presentation aimed to educate students on how to drink safely. The booth was part of WELL WVU’s “Wellness Week,” which has been going on since Monday with activities such as scuba lessons, free chair massages and a triathlon. The bartending event was called “DrinkWELL.” “We want to educate peoKristen Basham/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM ple on how much alcohol is A student attempts to measure and pour an ounce of liquid into a wine glass in the in different types of drinks,” Mountainlair on Thursday. said Renee Clark, intern for

WELL WVU. Clark began the demonstration by asking which drink had more alcohol in it: a standard size mixed drink, a bottle of beer, a glass of wine or a shot of liquor. Most people believe the size of the various bottles affects the alcohol content however; all of the drinks had the same amount of alcohol in them, she said. “I walked over the booth because I saw a bunch of alcohol bottles on the table,” said David Otis, a sophomore engineering major. The booth featured empty liquor bottles, empty beer bottles and empty wine glasses to illustrate the point of alcohol content. Clark led an interactive

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City Council: Meet the second ward candidates Gaddis, Manilla to run in second ward By Devon Unger Staff Writer

Five of Morgantown’s seven City Council seats will be contested during April’s elections. Incumbent John Gaddis and former City Council member Jim Manilla will run in the second ward. The second ward has 2,132 registered voters and includes parts of the South Park and Greenmont neighborhoods. Gaddis was appointed to replace Manilla in 2008. Manilla served from 2000 to 2007

before stepping down due to personal issues. Gaddis said getting on City Council was a natural progression. He is President and CEO of Gaddis Consulting Group LLC., which provides IT consulting services to businesses. “It was actually a continuation of my work I was doing here in my neighborhood of Greenmont, working with the neighborhood associations getting involved and helping the community,” he said. “The opportunity came about, and my neighbors saw an interest and asked me to run, so I saw an interest and wanted to move forward with that.” Gaddis said working closely

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with his constituents, the various neighborhood associations, and other county and state entities is a primary tenet of his leadership style. “I’m about collaboration; my goal is to become a more, not just inclusive community, but a collaborative community,” he said. “Reaching out to West Virginia University will be one of those goals, and reaching out to the county commissioners, which we will be doing soon. As well as reaching out to the Board of Education, and working closer with the division of highways.” He said encouraging greater participation from students is another goal, be-

cause students provide a relatively untapped pool of talent the city can benefit from. Manilla said he chose to run again because several people had approached him and asked him to run. He said he enjoyed his previous stint on Council and hopes to bring a different perspective to council. He is a former business owner and currently works part-time as a patient liaison at Ruby Memorial Hospital. “I like the local government, I like the non-partisan type, and I just like serving,” he said. “I was a businessman for 25 years here in

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Two tickets formed for April SGA elections

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guage entitling a tenant to “reasonable attorney fees” if they take a landlord to court over the deposit. According to West Virginia University Student Legal Services, 1,129 students were assisted with landlord-tenant issues from January to August 2010. Of those, 144 pertained to security deposits. WVU Student Government Association President Chris

INSIDE THIS EDITION The WVU rifle team is preparing to head to Columbus, Ga., for the NCAA Championship this weekend. SPORTS PAGE 9

Two sets of president and vice president candidates, along with the 15 members of their Board of Governors and two Athletic Council members, have formed for West Virginia University’s Student Government Association elections. Gov. Jason Bailey and Gov. Megan Callaghan formed one ticket, and SGA Chief-of-Staff Daniel Brummage and Gov. Joe Harmon formed the other. Election packets were made available Monday for those interested in running for a seat within the organization during April elections. To qualify for the ticket, the hopeful candidates must collect signatures from the student body. Students who wish to run can still apply as independents or they may start their own ticket. Packets are located in the Student Organizations Office until March 18 at 3 p.m. Tasha Frazie, SGA elections chair, said the distribution of packets is the first in a series of steps candidates must take in order to be eligible to run. “Currently everyone is in the process of collecting signatures,” Frazie said. “The

next thing that’s happening (on March 17 at 5 p.m.) is a meeting of everyone who got a packet in the Shenandoah Room of the Mountainlair.” According to the packet, a candidate running for the position of president or vice president must collect signatures between them from more than 5 percent of the student body, or approximately 1,465 signatures. Candidates running for the board of governors or athletic council must obtain 2.5 percent, or approximately 732 signatures. Bailey announced Jan. 19 he would run for president with Callaghan as his running mate. He said although nothing is official until the signature process is completed, he could release the names of those who would make up his and Callaghan’s ticket. Callaghan said her ticket is “extremely pumped up and ready to work hard.” “They were throughout the campus listening to student voices, getting signatures and getting students involved,” Callaghan said. Bailey and Callaghan will release the name of their ticket during the “Election Kick-Off” on March 28 in Lyon Tower.

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WELL WVU survey on sleep, health habits to conclude today by lydia nuzum staff writer

A survey given to more than 8,000 West Virginia University students to access their health and sleep habits will close today. The survey is given biyearly by WELL WVU’s Student Health Services and is sent to a random, stratified sample of 8,000 students. It covers questions about health and sleep habits in order to give health care providers more information on student habits, said Colleen Harshbarger, director of Wellness and Health Programs at WELL WVU. “It’s really important for students to use this as a way to speak up and let WELL WVU know what their health needs are so we can help students perform better academically,” Harshbarger said. Students who were invited to participate in the survey are eligible to win an Apple iPad and other prizes, she said. The survey is conducted on a bi-yearly basis to evaluate

the health needs of the Morgantown student community. Students can indicate the source of their health issues in the survey, she said. Common issues range from stress to sleep issues or financial or relationship difficulties. “It’s for us to better understand where students are running into trouble,” she said. Student Health Services also offers monthly surveys for students to give feedback on their experiences with student health at WVU. Catherine Yura, assistant vice president of WELL WVU, said the survey was fashioned after an American College Health assessment survey and students evaluate their experience with student health at the end of each month. Yura said the survey gives students an outlet for their input and allows them to consider the services provided to them through the University. “We’re trying to help them know who their providers

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WVU AWAITS NCAA FATE After losing to Marquette in the Big East Tournament on Wednesday, the Mountaineers must wait until Sunday to see who they play next. SPORTS PAGE 9


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Fulbright Scholar to assist new program in Sri Lanka BY EMILY SPICKLER STAFF WRITER

Anne Cronin, a West Virginia University associate professor of occupational therapy, will be traveling to Sri Lanka for 42 days in May as a Fulbright specialist. Cronin will be visiting the University of Kelaniya on May 17 to help a recently designed occupational therapy undergraduate program at the college. “The University of Kelaniya wants me to do some teaching and review what their program already has,” she said. She is one of about 400 specialists from the United States who will be traveling internationally with the Fulbright Specialist Program. The occupational therapy curriculum at the University of

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Brummage announced March, 2 he would run for president with Harmon as his running mate. He said his ticket is running under the name of the ticket from the previous year, The PIRATE Party, or People In Reform Against Traditional Elitism. The ticket members are all working hard to complete their necessary signatures, Brummage said. Candidates are not allowed to campaign for votes until their names have been placed on the official ballot. They can only ask for signatures from students, not their votes. The candidates can begin campaigning March 28, according to the elections code. charles.young@mail.wvu.edu

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downtown, and I think that we need to have a very fiscally sound city government. I don’t think there is a member on council in business. I think I can bring that to Council. I think a lot of people approached me to run because of that reason.”

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demonstration that allowed students to visualize how much alcohol content was in one shot glass by filling it with water. The participants poured what they thought was a reasonable shot of water into an empty wine glass. That water was then poured into a shot glass. Most students were surprised to the amount of al-

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Continued from page 1 are,” Yura said. “It really is a high-quality staff that WVU provides students.” WELL WVU also provides counseling and psychiatric health services for which stu-

Kelaniya is already set up, and the university is home to a large medical school, she said. Cronin will stay in housing provided by the program outside of Colombo, the capital city. “Sri Lanka has had natural disasters this year,” she said. “The country has been challenged recently.” In December, the country experienced a series of floods that left more than 350,000 of its residents displaced. “This program is a great diplomacy tool for promoting academic links between us and educational opportunities overseas,” said Anneke Archer, senior program officer for the Fulbright Specialist Program. “I’m really thankful that WVU is allowing me to do this,” Cronin said.

Cronin has been named a Fulbright Senior Specialist twice before, working at University of Queensland in Queensland, Australia and Universidad Mayor in Santiago, Chile. Archer said candidates for the program go through a merit review process for the grants, and universities and institutions initiate the project requests. “Panelists assess candidates for leadership in their field,” she said. Archer said once the person is matched to the program, the grants are given. “The project also has to go through an approval process, and we successfully match the projects and scholars.” emily.spickler@mail.wvu.edu

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He said he was displeased with some of the changes in the proposed budget, including a decrease in funding for the city’s paving program. “The budget is really flat. They cut $100,000 from the street paving, which kind of upset me, because we worked it from $250,000 to $300,000,” he said. The paving program was anticipated to reach $400,000

by the 2011-2012 fiscal year, but City Manager Terrence Moore said during Tuesday’s City Council Meeting the money never became available to raise it to that level. The city budgeted $300,000 for paving in the next fiscal year and anticipates a raise to $350,000 by July 1, the start of the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

cohol in a standard mixed drink, a bottle of beer or glass of wine. The booth also offered tips to students on how to drink responsibly. When asked if he knew any ways to drink safely, Otis said to drink water in between drinks and not to drink so much. Clark advised students to set a limit, to eat before drinking and to drink the same type of alcohol because it metabolizes faster. “I already knew most of it,

but I didn’t think about eating beforehand,” Otis said. The WELL WVU website offers a virtual bartender. “You can plug in your weight and gender and how much you’re going to drink that night,” Clark said. “That way you can set a limit and hopefully won’t get drunk.” For more information on how to drink safely, go to http://well.wvu.edu/ alcohol_drug_ed.

dents are supplied a separate survey, Yura said, and the two are reviewed at the end of each month. “I was really pleased that out of our 840 respondents, 88 percent strongly agreed that our services were outstanding,” she said. This week is National Col-

lege Health and Wellness week, and Student Health has made an effort to connect with students through e-mail, Facebook and Twitter. “We’re really trying to connect with the community,” Yura said.

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Morgantown wins first round of best college sports town competition West Virginia University won a poll hosted by MTV’s Clutch Blog with 53 percent of the votes, which means WVU will go on to the “final four.”

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Continued from page 1 Lewallen said the bill’s passage was an important victory for student advocacy. The bill was first introduced by WVU student organization Student Advocates for Legislative Advancement. “For SALA and Student Government to be able to go down there, for the first time, and get a bill introduced, I think is huge,” he said. “To actually introduce legislation as students and get it passed, it’s just amazing. I think

WVU beat out Penn State, the University of Maryland and the University of North Carolina to be the winner of the east region. The next round of voting

student government, as well as SALA, will be taken very seriously in Charleston.” SALA member Ryan Campione said he was surprised to see how successful the group has been in its first year. “I think it speaks volumes about the organization and leadership of the students involved,” Campione said. “It’s been an idea that’s been floating around student government for a while. If you would have told me how successful it is right now when we were first getting started, I probably wouldn’t believe you.”

begins March 21, after the other region finalists are selected. The winning school will receive a trophy. — eaf

Ben Seebaugh, SALA president, said landlord-tenant issues will always be something SALA thinks about, but he hopes the organization can expand to other problems facing students. “I would like to see us affect as many different areas that affect students as possible,” Seebaugh said. “Regulations on towing companies, textbook pricing, making sure credit card companies don’t take advantage of students, things like that.” devon.unger@mail.wvu.edu

Last American WWI veteran to be buried in Arlington service MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The body of the West Virginia soldier who outlived every other American who served in World War I will be buried Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery, a family spokesman said Thursday. Biographer and filmmaker David DeJonge said the service for Frank Buckles is set for 4 p.m., but it’s unclear who can attend. “The family is trying to get answers,” he said in an e-mail. “The family desires every American and foreign organization an ability to pay respects and recognize the passing of the generation.” Cemetery spokesman Jennifer Lynch declined comment. “Out of respect for the Buckles family, we are deferring all comment to the family until such time as they believe it is appropriate for us to inform the media of their plans,” she said. President Barack Obama has already ordered that U.S. flags on official buildings be lowered to half-staff on the day Buckles is buried. Susannah Flanagan wanted her father, the last of the socalled Doughboys, to lie in repose in the U.S. Capitol, but Congress failed to approve that plan. Politicians remain divided over how to best honor Buckles and the 4.7 million other Ameri-

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This August 1917 file photo provided by the Buckles Family shows Frank Buckles’ enlistment photo into the U.S. Army. Biographer and family spokesman David DeJonge said in a statement that Frank Woodruff Buckles died early Feb. 27 of natural causes in his home in Charles Town, W.Va. cans who served in that war. The last person to lie in the Capitol rotunda was President Gerald Ford. The honor is reserved mostly for elected and

military officials, but others have included civil rights activist Rosa Parks and unknown soldiers from both World Wars and the Korean War.

West Virginia Senate rejects bill to curb methamphetamine ingredients CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Legislation aimed at curbing methamphetamine production by restricting access to medicines used to cook up the illegal drug died Thursday on a tie vote in the West Virginia Senate. The bill would have required a prescription for cold and allergy remedies containing pseudoephedrine and other drugs used to make methamphetamine. Medications containing the drugs have been available over the counter since federal regulators dropped a prescription requirement in the 1970s. The bill also would have set possession limits. The House of Delegates passed the bill 77-23 on March

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The pharmaceutical industry mounted a sustained effort to halt the legislation. The bill enjoyed strong support from law enforcement agencies. “We could have a huge stride and been on the cutting edge,” said Kanawha County Sheriff Mike Rutherford, who was among more than 50 State Police troopers, deputy sheriffs and other supporters crowding the Senate galleries for the vote. Supporters hoped to follow the lead of Oregon and Mississippi, where meth labs have been curbed dramatically by prescription laws. “It’s clear to that this is as close to a silver bullet as we can find,” said Sen. Dan Foster, D-

Kanawha. “People all over the country are looking at West Virginia as the leader and are hoping and praying.” Sen. David Nohe, R-Wood, cited Ronald Reagan as he decried the bill as an attack on liberty. “We had the disabled veterans down here out front that we honored. Some of ‘em were cut up, some of ‘em were in wheelchairs,” Nohe said. “They lived in foxholes so this would never happen.” The Senate voted 16-16 on the measure. Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, who has set aside his legislative duties while serving as governor, and Sen. Walt Helmick, D-Pocahontas, missed the vote.

Man charged for torture, killing 29 dogs NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. (AP) — A 19-year-old man accused of torturing and killing 29 dogs, then forcing a female captive to clean up the bloody mess was behind bars ThursThe 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

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day on $450,000 bond. Jeffrey Nally Jr. of New Cumberland was lodged in the Northern Regional Jail, facing 29 counts of animal cruelty, one count of domestic battery and one count of kidnapping. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney. Hancock County Chief Deputy Sheriff Todd Murray said Nally was arrested by a SWAT team late Wednesday after the mother of his ex-girlfriend called State Police. She told them her daughter was being held in the home against her will and claimed Nally had threatened to kill anyone who tried to arrest him. Murray declined to identify the victim but said she is 19 and from the Clarksburg area. She’d moved in with Nally in December, but the relationship quickly soured, Murray told WTOV of Steubenville, Ohio.

She told investigators Nally became controlling and abusive, rationing her food and denying her meals for days. The dog killing apparently started around the same time, Murray said. “Mutilated, skinned, anything you can imagine,” he said of the animals, some of which were buried in the suspect’s yard and some of which were wrapped in plastic. Most were puppies. Nally appears to have used a different tool to kill each dog, “everything from a crossbow, to a drill, saws to hammers,” Murray said. Nally used classified ads to locate and obtain the dogs, Murray said, often persuading people he’d provide a good home. Three dogs were found alive. They were handed over to county officials and quickly adopted.


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Stocks plunge on economic news, oil price swings NEW YORK (AP) — Just when Americans put aside their fears and started buying stocks again, here come a host of reminders of why they left. Ominous news from around the world caused stocks to plummet on Thursday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to the worst one-day drop in seven months. Claims for unemployment insurance rose unexpectedly. A credit rating agency lowered Spain’s credit grade, amplifying worries that Europe’s debt crisis will worsen. China’s economy showed a surprising sign of weakness – a trade deficit brought on in part by surging oil prices. And just when markets started bouncing back, Saudi police opened fire on protesters in the eastern city of Qatif, raising concerns about the stability of the oil-rich kingdom. Oil prices swung wildly, and the Dow again dipped below the 12,000 mark. Major stock indexes had been plodding steadily higher month after month, luring investors back in with gains of 24 percent since August. But Thursday’s steep drop, following a recent roller coaster of market dives, could cause some of them to return to their hiding spots. “You’ve had people plowing into this market,” said Nicholas Colas, ConvergEx Group chief market strategist. “And nothing makes you take your foot off the accelerator like seeing an accident.” The Dow Jones industrial average fell 228.48 points, or 1.9

percent, to close at 11,984.61. McDonald’s Corp. was the only stock in the Dow 30 that rose. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 24.91, or 1.9 percent, to 1,295.11. The Dow and S&P 500 are still up 3 percent since the start of the year. The Nasdaq composite fell 50.70, or 1.8 percent, to 2,701.02. Thursday’s drop in the Dow was the biggest since Aug. 11. The S&P had a larger fall recently, dropping 27.57 points on Feb. 22 as the uprising against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gained strength. The stock market has become much more turbulent in the past three weeks. Blame it on oil. Crude oil prices have jumped $20 a barrel since protests spread through North Africa and the Middle East, raising concerns that the flow of crude oil will be disrupted. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned last week that consistently high oil prices could undermine the U.S. economic recovery. Since the uprising in Libya started and oil prices began rising in mid-February, the Dow Jones industrial average has lost 100 points or more on four days. Twice it gained 100 or more points. By contrast, the Dow had just two such swings in January and two in December. And only one of those was a loss. “The tone of the market has clearly changed,” said Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial. “The market trend had been to buy rather than sell and that bad

news doesn’t matter.” The sharp swings come shortly after individual investors, long wary of the stock market, started returning. Investors put $36.1 billion into U.S. stock mutual funds in January and February, according to the research firm Strategic Insight. Over the previous eight months, they had withdrawn $66.1 billion. But the little guy has notoriously bad timing. When average investors pile in or out of stocks, it’s often a sign the market is about to reverse course. Large investors like Bill Gross and Carl Icahn have recently been warning that the market rally could soon hit a wall. Icahn said this week he would return $1.76 billion to investors in his hedge funds because he doesn’t want to be responsible to them for “another possible market crisis.” Icahn also said he was concerned about the economic outlook and trouble in the Middle East. Oil prices exceed $100 a barrel. They had declined significantly Thursday on weak economic news, but recouped most of those losses after the police shootings in Saudi Arabia. Oil traders will be closely watching the kingdom again Friday, when activists demanding democratic reforms have called for more protests. Government officials have warned they will take strong action if activists take to the streets. Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil exporter and among only a handful that can increase production by sizable levels to meet demand increases.

Tears, shouts occur as Muslim terror hearing becomes political WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress pushed deep into a raw and emotional debate Thursday over American Muslims who have committed terrorist attacks in the name of religion, in a hearing punctuated by tearful testimony, angry recriminations and political theater. Republican Rep. Peter King declared U.S. Muslims are doing too little to help fight terror in America. Democrats warned of inflaming anti-Muslim sentiment and energizing al-Qaida. Framed by photos of the burning World Trade Center and Pentagon, the families of two young men blamed the Islamic community for inspiring young men to commit terrorism. On the other side, one of the two Muslims in Congress wept while discussing a Muslim firefighter who died in the attacks. The sharp divisions reflect a country still struggling with how best to combat terrorism nearly a decade after the September 2001 attacks. Al-Qaida has built a strategy recently around motivating young American Muslims to become one-man terror cells, and the U.S. government has wrestled with fighting that effort. King, a New York congressman and the new chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said he called the hearing because Muslim community leaders need to speak out more loudly against terrorism and work more closely with police and the FBI. Democrats wanted the hearing to focus on terror threats more broadly, including from white supremacists. “This hearing today is playing into al-Qaida right now around the world,” said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, who said the committee was trampling the Constitution. Republicans said that was nothing but political correctness. “We have to know our enemy, and it is radical Islam in my judgment,” said Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas. Thursday’s hearing was the first high-profile event for the new Republican majority in the House, and it roused the city. The room was packed, and officials steered onlookers into an overflow. At one point, an exchange between Reps. Tom Marino and Al Green grew loud as they talked over each other. Green, a Texas Democrat who

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Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., wipes away tears as she listens to the emotional testimony of Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., at the House Homeland Security Committee hearing on the extent of the radicalization of American Muslims on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday. is black, said the terrorism hearing should have included discussion of the Ku Klux Klan. Marino, a Pennsylvania Republican who is white, said the subject of the day was terrorism, prompting the chairman to rap the gavel repeatedly as the two argued over whether the KKK was a terrorist organization. Despite years of government focus on terrorism, dozens of unraveled terrorism plots and a few successful attacks have suggested there is no one predictable path toward violence. Thursday’s hearing offered no insight into those routes. Homegrown terrorists espousing their Islamic faith have included high school dropouts and college graduates, people from both poor and wealthy families. Some studied overseas. Others were inspired over the Internet. That has complicated government efforts to understand

and head off radicalization. It also reduced some of Thursday’s debate to a series of anecdotes: Islamic terrorists on the one hand, an Islamic paramedic on the other. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to Congress, wept as he discussed Mohammed Salman Hamdani, a Pakistani-American paramedic who died responding to the World Trade Center attack. “This committee’s approach to this particular subject, I believe, is contrary to the best of American values and threatens our security, or could potentially,” Ellison said. After the hearing, the White House repeated its position that America should not practice guilt by association. “And we also believe that Muslim Americans are very much part of the solution here and not the problem,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said. HISTORIC

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In this image from video, police carry off a demonstrator during a protest at the State Capitol, Thursday, in Madison, Wis. Police carried dozens of protesters from a hallway leading to the Wisconsin Assembly on Thursday as Democratic representatives pounded on the locked door of the chamber, demanding to be let in to the room where a vote was scheduled on an explosive bill that would take away public workers’ collective bargaining rights.

Protesters removed from Wisconsin Capitol prior to vote MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police carried dozens of protesters from a hallway leading to the Wisconsin Assembly on Thursday morning as Democratic representatives pounded on the locked door of the chamber, demanding to be let in before a historic vote on an explosive bill taking away public workers’ collective bargaining rights. The chamber was locked while police did a security review in the crowded Capitol. Later Thursday, protesters who remained outside the chamber thanked the Democratic representatives who voted against the bill. As the lawmakers left the Assembly, the protesters exchanged high-fives with the Democrats and chanted “thank you” as they wound through the crowd. The Republicans left the Assembly under heavy guard as protesters shouted “Shame!” Dozens of state troopers, state special agents and local police had formed multiple lines to block the protesters if they tried to rush the chamber, but no one made a move toward the officers, and all the lawmakers left safely. Rallies against the bill have

attracted thousands of protesters to the Capitol over the past several weeks. A vote on it had been held up after 14 Democratic senators fled to Illinois three weeks ago, leaving that chamber one short of the 20 members needed to take up any measures that spend money. Republicans got around that Wednesday by using an unexpected but simple procedural move to remove all spending measures from Gov. Scott Walker’s collective bargaining legislation and voting to approve it without Democrats present. About 200 people spent the night in the Capitol in protest over the Senate’s swift and unexpected passage of the bill. In the morning, at least 50 protesters were carried out by police, and the building was locked down briefly. Danny Spitzberg, 26, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said officers gave protesters little explanation for why they had to leave. He walked out on his own after being ordered to leave, but others were dragged through the hall. “This is grossly undemo-

cratic, it stinks up the whole process,” Spitzberg said. At least 100 protesters who remained packed the hallway, pounding drums, while Democratic representatives gathered in front of the Assembly’s locked doors. They were originally scheduled to vote at 11 a.m. “What more egregious, illegal, unethical step can be taken to prevent democracy in Wisconsin?” asked Rep. Donna Seidel, D-Wausau, as she pounded on the door along with her colleagues. With the Assembly empty, it was not clear where Republican lawmakers were. They showed up and began to file in after the doors were opened just before 11:30 a.m. Then protesters packed the Assembly gallery, sitting quietly as lawmakers prepared to vote. At a news conference at the Wisconsin State Fair grounds in suburban Milwaukee, Gov. Scott Walker said he was traveling and hadn’t been to the Capitol on Thursday, but he was concerned about problems he had been told were being caused by a handful of protesters.


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Legislature needs to hear all options The state legislature made great efforts and lowered the food tax from 3 percent down to 2 percent - or was it really that great of an effort? According to House of Representative Republicans, Democrats were reluctant to review further evidence that would imply reasons to do away with the tax completely, which could benefit taxpayers immensely. “We could have debated about why we felt we had the

money to do this and why it’s so important to fully eliminate it. They could have made the arguments that they’re saying it’s irresponsible, we need to do it gradually and all this,” said Delegate Tim Armstead on MetroNews Talkline. “But they won’t even let us have this debate.” Acting Governor Earl Ray Tomblin responded by saying the issue could be addressed next year. Next year?

Why is the issue worth examining next year and not now? If the Democrats have a compelling argument, then all sides should be examined thoroughly. Just looking at one side is evidence, or at least a cause of speculation; they are taking advantage of the taxpayers. “They want money to spend, and they want to give pay raises, and they want to do all this but they also never want to let loose of any of this

money to let the people be able to spend it in the economy,” Armstead added. If it were possible the money lost from the eliminated food tax could be found by making cuts in another area, that would help many struggling citizens. Even if there is no other substitute for those funds, it is at least worth discussing. Legislation passed in this way tells the people one of two scenarios; either their legisla-

tures are lazy or they simply don’t care. Both of those conclusions are bad for the people and, most of all, the politicians who passed the motion. Elections are right around the corner, and if Tomblin wants to stay comfortable in the governor’s seat, he should put the peoples’ needs first – considering that’s the reason he has a job.

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Sound decisions are grounded in science, evidence michael levy columnist

Imagine you are a city manager. You observe an outbreak of small pox in your city. How do you respond? Would you gather a team of epidemiologists and virologists to learn about the disease and use their knowledge in formulating a plan? Or would you declare small pox isn’t a threat, go on with business as usual, and hope for the best? If you chose the latter, you are not alone. There is a current of antievidence-based decisionmaking sweeping the country, from West Virginia University to Washington, D.C. – and it needs to be called out. Last week, a column was published on this page by David Ciarolla titled “Having faith is more useful to mankind than logical thinking.” In it, Ciarolla attacks those of us who use evidence to formulate our perspectives and demand logic for conclusions, calling us hypocritical, Orwellian, arrogant and dogmatic. In one shining gem, he says, “Evidence-based decisions are the ultimate authoritarian telling people what to do, for they must adhere to the truth of the universe.” Damn gravity, always telling me what I can and can’t do. If it were just some college student espousing this nonsense in a campus newspaper, it wouldn’t matter. The problem is, this sort of thinking – if it can be called such – reaches all the way to the U.S. Congress. The modern Republican Party has become antievidence, anti-logic and anti-science. If you want to base your personal decisions on faith, go ahead.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks with reporters following a weekly Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 8. It may not be good for you to ignore evidence, but it’s really none of my business. The problem is when public policy is based on anything but evidence, logic and science. Public policy affects all of us, from our security to our economy and our forests to our health care. Since the decisions legislators make affect all of us, they must be based on evidence that is realizable to all of us. Faith, by definition, is not that way. Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines faith as “firm belief in something for which there is no proof.” In contrast, the greatness of science, the foundation of the Enlightenment, is independent of the observer. Science is beautifully

impersonal. Unfortunately, it seems some of our politicians would rather silence science than use it to inform the policies they write. Last week, the so-called Energy Tax Prevention Act was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would silence scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency who have concluded greenhouse gases pose a danger to public health and the environment. The congresspeople who wrote the bill are worried regulating emissions will hurt the economy. That is a legitimate concern. But the proper response is to assemble the best climatologists, energy scientists and economists to examine the ev-

idence and make projections, and then base policy on those findings. Instead, these Congresspeople have told the scientists to shut up, that the best peer-reviewed science cannot be used in formulating regulations. Congressman Henry Waxman wittily analogized the situation: “Republicans in Congress can’t cure cancer by passing a bill that declares smoking safe. And they can’t stop climate change by declaring it a hoax.” Preemptively preventing coal ash regulation, as well. Coal ash is what it sounds like – it is the ash which remains after coal is burned. We burn a lot of coal, which makes a lot of ash, and we need to figure out what to do with it.

Scientists are hard at work figuring out what happens to the heavy metals in the ash if it is placed on mine sites during reclamation or on farms as a sort of fertilizer. Naturally, if it turns out coal ash is dangerous when it is applied to farms, we should want the government to regulate such use. But in another amendment in brazen contempt of science, House Republicans have proposed the EPA’s authority to regulate coal ash be stripped before it is even begun. It shocks me these politicians are so arrogant as to think they know what is best for us better than the best science. Ignoring evidence on wolves. Gray wolves are critically

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important. Our killing of predators like wolves are why we are overrun by deer and rabbits. Populations of the gray wolf in the Continental U.S. are so low as to put them at risk of extinction. But House Republicans think policy on wolves should be decided by politicians writing federal budgets instead of expert scientists. An amendment to the House budget resolution would remove gray wolves from the Endangered Species list, which would lead to their being hunted and their populations being decimated. Never mind what science says, the politicians will decide what’s best. Is that really what we want for our country?

America’s entitlement system benefits old at expense of young Zach Viglianco columnist

Trying to have a reasonable discussion about entitlement reform is a lot like asking Dick Vitale to calmly discuss Duke’s chances in the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament – it’s just not happening. The volume gets turned up because this is a highly complicated issue, major misconceptions are frequently cited as unchallengeable facts and the two ideological camps seem, on the surface, to be diametrically opposed to each other. But the most important fact is that the real battle is not between left and right, but rather between my fellow college students (and to some degree our parents) and our dearly beloved grandparents. I’ll get to that unusual stand off in a minute, but first let me clear up some confusion.

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The misconception starts at the beginning, with the term “entitlements” itself. The phrase by its definition implies something is guaranteed to someone. Rights, such as those referenced in the Declaration of Independence or laid out in the Bill of Rights, are true entitlements – they cannot be abridged or superseded. In contrast, the programs that are often colloquially referred to as entitlements do not meet such a stringent definition. The Social Security Act, the titular law passed in 1935 to establish America’s social safety net, clearly illustrates this point. A portion of its text reads: “The right to alter, amend or repeal any provision of this Act is hereby reserved to Congress.” Simply put, while Americans can claim a right to free speech or trial by jury, they cannot say the same of a government pension check or reimbursement for medical care. Those are benefits granted to them by law, but no more a right than the legal latitude to drive

the speed limit or buy over the counter medication. “But we paid into those programs, so we should be paid out accordingly!” comes the inevitable counterargument. The problem is our entitlement system isn’t set up that way. They are established as “pay-as-you-go” programs, having current payees support current beneficiaries. The government doesn’t save every penny it takes out of your paycheck via FICA taxes then return that money to you when you reach age 67. Your money is spent as soon as they get it. All your payments get you now is a promise to receive future benefits from future workers in the same arrangement. In a less political world, such programs would be described for what they are: redistributions of wealth. My criticism is not that these programs are redistributions of wealth – many, if not most, government programs involve some sort of redistribution – but rather who benefits from that primary

redistribution. The American political compact, forged in the years after the Great Depression, argues that some amount of redistribution in favor of the less fortunate is both moral and socially beneficial. Only the most heartless among us would argue that allowing American citizens to starve or freeze to death is an acceptable outcome. And yet, our policies do not accurately reflect our preferences. Our entitlement system benefits the old at the expense of the young: today’s workers – rich, poor or in-between – send money to today’s retirees regardless of whether or not they actually need the help. Certainly some do. But many do not, and the cost is bankrupting the country. This trend would be less worrisome if the model were sustainable, as everyone would stand to benefit from such a transfer system as they aged. But, as discussed above, nothing stops Congress from altering

or ending these programs whenever they see fit. As budgetary pressure mounts, it is future beneficiaries who will get the short end of the stick. Today’s college student will likely pay more for entitlements than any previous generation, then reach retirement age and receive significantly fewer benefits than retirees today enjoy. Diagramming the problem is fairly easy – it is coming up with a solution that’s difficult. Scrapping the current pay-as-you-go model in favor of a hybrid version of private retirement plans could work. Government could collect tax from everyone, but allocate benefits on a sliding scale based on need. The less you make, the more you receive in a government “match” of eventual benefits (and vice versa). But minimum employment time requirements to qualify for benefits would be retained as under the current program, ensuring individuals have an incentive to work. Medicare could

be similarly adjusted, perhaps reimbursing less to those who can afford it or have their own private insurance. By focusing redistributive programs toward those who actually need it (and eliminating it for those who don’t), we can lower overall spending and save non-beneficiaries money. That particular solution is hardly elegant, and even I admit it is not particularly appealing, but what is clear is that leaving our current entitlement burdens unaltered will result in either crushing tax incidence, the elimination or severe cut-back of nearly all non-entitlement programs or benefit reductions that result in entitlement programs failing to serve their primary purpose. I love my grandparents dearly and I want them to enjoy their golden years. Fortunately they, like many elderly couples, can take care of themselves. We don’t need to mortgage the future of my generation or the country as a whole on their behalf.

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Nexus performs Grateful Dead tribute by alex mcpherson A&E writer

For nearly 30 years, one band has been keeping the jam band dream alive. Nexus, whose members hail from all areas of West Virginia, will be performing their classic Grateful Dead tributes tonight at Rhythm & Brews. The band is made up of Craig Seth, Bruce Kimmel, John McConnell, Jim Lennie and Karl Kushner. Nexus has changed with the times. With previous members from the state, as well as others from Florida and Michigan, one thing has kept the group going: a love for music and for the Grateful Dead. Drummer McConnell believes the music of ’60s-era jam bands is a dying art, and the band has been trying to bring it back. “We like to play long song sets and sometimes bridge songs into each other,” McCo-

nnell said. “We play the traditional Americana rock that we want to keep alive for the next generation.” Playing mainly from a repertoire of the Grateful Dead’s classics, Nexus doesn’t shy away from the lesser-known cover songs, either. Even “Dead-ified” versions of Bob Dylan, The Beatles and the Rolling Stones make it into the set. “We have a lot of fans who never got to see the band live but have the records,” McConnell said. “They have that staying power, and we enjoy it and want to keep that tradition going.” The last local show Nexus played was at the Underground Railroad, now known as 123 Pleasant Street. Throughout the state, Nexus can be found quite regularly at scenes like Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort and the Sunshine Daydream Festival in Terra Alta, W.Va. Nexus looks forward to passing on its unique brand

of music to a new audience in Morgantown. Ben Price, owner of Rhythm & Brews, had a good feeling about the group as he was first approached by McConnell, looking for the opportunity to play. “I’d never heard them or met the group, but sometimes we take chances,” Price said. “I’ve heard some good things about the band, and quality is what I care about.” Nexus is hoping audiences will take a chance on them, as well. In addition to tonight’s show, the band is scheduled to make a return appearance on April 9. “We’re just looking forward to keeping the music alive locally and to rocking the house,” Seth said, bassist for the band. The show starts at 10 p.m., with the bar offering $1 off of frozen drinks and shot specials throughout the night. alex.mcpherson@mail.wvu.edu

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Student showcases personal artwork at MFA thesis exhibit by mackenzie mays associate a&e editor

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Coni & Franc hosts Nicole Miller trunk show by megan puglisi a&e writer

After 23 years of service, Connie and Frank Merandi, owners of Coni & Franc, are still providing High Street with chic and fashionable designs. Nicole Miller Representative Stacey Hudak arrived Thursday to Coni & Franc from the Nicole Miller headquarters located in Philadelphia, Pa. to display a new collection of evening gowns, informal dresses, sport wear and accessories. “A couple times a year we feature a Nicole Miller trunk show in our store for those who love phenomenal fashion. We have a great partnership together, and we are always thrilled to receive her exceptional pieces in Coni & Franc,” Connie said. “These trunk shows are wonderful because buyers have the option to own their pieces immediately, or they can pre-order a certain item viewed in our mobile show room to select the exact color, size, fit and date for delivery for an upcoming event,” Connie said. Trunk shows minimize the crowds of shoppers due to the specific and narrow collections that attract the customers who are passionate about exquisite designer fashion, according to Connie. “We had about 20 people come to the trunk show today. One person even drove over two hours to get a handson experience with the Nicole Miller bridal collection – which she looked absolutely

stunning in,” Merandi said. Known for extenuating slim and lean female body types through her designs, Nicole Miller’s collection is continually expanding to give more women a heightened sense of confidence. “The Nicole Miller Collection is always changing with new inspirations of style that can come from a transition of the seasons. In the beginning of February, Nicole Miller had her fall fashion show and has since then built on to her sport wear collection and is of course known for her little black dress,” Hudak said. During the trunk show, 10 pieces were sold ranging from bridal gowns, evening gowns, casual dresses, pants and tops. “Nicole Miller designs loose and lovely tops that are versatile for any occasion. The style of fit is often showy and body conscious, which makes it important for the wearer to be confident about their body,” Hudak said. With a demand greater than the rate of production, Connie is eager to receive the new collection of Nicole Miller bridal gowns that have been displayed all over the country, which will be shipped to Coni & Franc today. “Connie knows how to work with any style and is an extremely talented seamstress. She knows what she’s doing,” Hudak said. Connie said though the store caters to a variety of customers, trunk shows like these offer something special for particular fashion enthusiasts. “We strive to buy and sell to

West Virginia University Art and design major Ron Hollingshead derived inspiration from personal health issues to create the pieces that will be showcased as part of his master of fine arts thesis exhibition. MFA thesis exhibitions are cutting-edge contemporary works that represent the highest level of achievement for West Virginia University students as they receive their Master of Fine Arts degree from the Division of Art and Design, according to a Creative Arts Center press release. The exhibit, titled “Controlled Substance,” includes sculpture and inter-media artwork that reflects on Hollingshead’s recent back surgeries and subsequent complications. Hollingshead said though his back problems took a physical and emotional toll, his art work allowed him to better cope and overcome those issues. “Creating artwork is cathartic for me. It allows me 100-percent control over something in my life. When phsycial disabilities get in the way of daily events, I can still find a way to make art,” Hollingshead said Hollingshead said throughout recovery, he held on to his desire to create artwork and would improvise any way he could to make it possible for him to continue sculpting. “I take satisfaction in the fact that the largest work I’ve ever made was created while I was recovering,” Hollingshead said. “Creating molds and casting in lightweight materials like plastic allowed me to continue working, even if I couldn’t get out of bed.” Hollingshead, who is from Grafton, W.Va., got his start in the arts when he was chosen to take part in the first annual West Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts. “That had a huge impact on me. It showed my state

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This piece, titled ‘Regimen,’ by art and design major, Ron Hollingshead, represents the amount of medication he had to take when struggling with serious back problems. Hollingshead’s exhibit ‘Controlled Substance’ is inspired by his recent health issues. cared about the arts, and that someone thought I was good enough to include,” Hollingshead said. “That is where I decided I wanted to do this for the rest of my life.” Though Hollingshead specializes in sculpture, he believes artists shouldn’t be labeled with one specific title. “I call myself a sculptor, but in the contemporary art world, you can’t get away with being too defined,” Hollingshead said. “In my current exhibition, I include work from many dis-

ciplines: sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, animation and even video.” The “Controlled Substance” exhibit will feature a 55-footlong installation called “Regimen,” which Hollingshead hopes will allow viewers to understand a part of his struggle with his health. “Regimen” consists of 576 cast plastic tongues – each with a separate cast pill capsule. “This represents the 576 pre-

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based mentoring programs. To volunteer, contact Sylvia at 304983-2823, 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 email MCLV2@comcast.net. CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. MOUNTAINEER SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM is an allvolunteer nonprofit that promotes spay/neuter to reduce the number of homeless pets that are euthanized every year. M-SNAP needs new members to help its cause, as does ReTails, a thrift shop located in the Morgantown Mall. For more information, go to www.m-snap.org. THE CONDOM CARAVAN will be in Room G304 of the Health Sciences Center on Mondays and the Mountainlair on Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. The caravan sells condoms for 25 cents or five for $1. INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP is an interdenominational student-led organization that meets weekly on campus. Everyone is welcome to attend events. For more information, 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, e-mail amy.keesee@mail. wvu.edu. THE CHEMISTRY LEARNING CENTER, located on the ground floor of the Chemistry Research Laboratories, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. THE M-TOWN MPOWERMENT PROJECT, a community-building program run by and geared toward young gay or bisexual men 18 to 29, 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 email 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.

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BORN TODAY This year, walking in other people’s shoes in order to understand where they are coming from points to the path of success. You innately know which way to go in difficult situations. Be aware of what you have to offer, yet at the same time the role that security plays in your life. If you are single, your best bet would be meeting someone through your home, family or close associates. If you are attached, the two of you will enjoy your personal time at home more than ever. Some couples will decide to remodel their home. You might even buy a home. GEMINI can be an anchor that you cannot shake loose.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHH What you believed to be a given simply might not be, no matter what you do. The smart Moon Child will work with the situation and flow. Recognize that you cannot control others any more than they can control you. Tonight: Take some much-needed personal time.

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHHH You will tend to be more volatile in the next few weeks. High energy could easily turn into stress, creating some sarcasm. Be careful with your words. The good news is that you might be unusually lucky, so no matter what you do, it works out. Tonight: In the whirlwind of life. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHH Be sensitive to what appears to be a new awareness and possibly a need to walk away from certain situations. You’ll gain insight and continue at a pace that is overwhelming at first. If you spend money in order to reduce stress, be careful. Tonight: Put yourself on a budget. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHHH Consider your needs, too. Suddenly, impulsiveness seems to be an even bigger issue than you thought. This type of behavior could play out in a meeting. Look at the purpose of being somewhat unpre-

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH News could be surprising. Unexpected offers that might be too good to say no to could pop up out of the blue. Your mind-set in the next few months could open up radically, revealing a whole new perspective and potential lifestyle. Tonight: Read between the lines. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHHH Reach out for key people. To get the results you want, have one-on-one talks and interactions. Be sensitive to any undercurrent or changes. Address a potential disruption now, and you could avoid a major problem in the long run. Tonight: A must appearance. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHHH Information that could disrupt the status quo floats in during the next few weeks. Key people might be subject to what look like flights of fancy. Be aware that what might suddenly change could transform in a different way, too. Tonight: Follow the music. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH Let others understand what you want through spending time with them discussing the objectives, then watch others start down the trail. You don’t need

to hold a person’s hand, but surveillance needs to be tighter at the beginning. Tonight: So many offers. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH Share ideas with an open mind, aiming for greater creativity. Your ability to understand new concepts and be a little impulsive where others pull back makes you a sure-bet winner. Use your imagination when expressing your frustration. Tonight: Accept an invitation. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHH Dive into work with the idea that once you leave work or complete your responsibilities, you will be free to enjoy yourself. Don’t drag any unnecessary baggage – mental or physical – home. Is a family member touchy? Talk and understand what it must be like to be this person. Tonight: Choose something relaxing. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHHH As playful as you feel, buckling down and handling certain key details might be very difficult. Postpone what you can. Try to use your innate ingenuity to weather any issues. Focus. A call that comes in could be most enticing. Tonight: Light my fire. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHH If you can take a day off, by all means, do. Your understanding of a unique nature evolves if you can listen to your instincts yet integrate what another person feels. Don’t let a clash evolve into more. Tonight: Mosey on home. BORN TODAY Newspaper publisher Rupert Murdoch (1931), actress Thora Birch (1982), author Douglas Adams (1952)

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Latest ‘Pokemon’ installment offers best playability to date

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Characters from the the new ‘Pokemon Black’ and ‘Pokemon White’ games.

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Nintendo and Game Freak have done it again. Their latest entrants into the Pokemon series, “Pokemon Black” and “Pokemon White,” have again taken an old concept and made it into something fun again and, in the process, created a Pokemon world that is amazing to look at. In “Black” and “White,” players once again take on the role of fledgling trainer as they start their Pokemon journey, able to choose from fire-based Tepig, water-powered Oshawott or grass-affiliated Snivy. Whichever choice they make, their friends and rivals, Bianca and Cheren, will take the others – forcing players to periodically battle, as well as work with them, on their adventure. Similar to the previous games, it’s up to players to train and evolve their Pokemon so they can collect the eight badges from the gym leaders in the Unova region, as well as defeat the Elite Four – the best trainers around. However, trainers must also fight Team Plasma, a terrorist organization that believes Pokemon deserve to be free instead of used as tools for amusement. As plot goes, it’s a bit heavy for a children’s game. While this may sound like a rehash from what players had to

do in previous games, “Black” and “White” do it in a way that is new. More plot is given to the villainess team than previous games, with Team Plasma seeming to be an actual threat, unlike Team Rocket or Team Magma. Also, each gym leader’s gym seems to have more puzzle elements than before – a welcome challenge for gamers. The game play itself should be familiar to everyone who has picked up a Pokemon game before, with each Pokemon knowing four moves, each with an elemental basis with which to defeat their opponents. It’s kind of like a giant game of rock, paper, scissors. The game also introduces all new Pokemon to the series, with players not encountering Pokemon from older generations until late in the game. The starters are each adorable in their own way and become powerhouses as they level up. All of these new pocket monsters have well thoughout, interesting designs. The same cannot be said of the names, though, with a judobased fighting type being named Throh and Timburr, a Pokemon who carries around a log. Very funny, Nintendo. Puns aside, this is easily the most beautiful Pokemon game that exists on a handheld system. The worlds have been completely redesigned, actually giving some depth to what the player sees, with buildings and

grass looking like more than simple constructs. The graphical upgrades are also present in battles, with Pokemon constantly moving around as the fight goes on, slowing down if they’ve been serious injured, although, for some Pokemon, that just makes things look ridiculous. While these new animations seem to make battles run longer than they usually do, this can be turned off for those who want to get through things as quickly as possible. There is also more devotion granted to online playability, with players able to use special gear to either enter a dream world or simply connect with other players over a watch wherever they are. The only major difference between “Black” and “White,” besides catchable Pokemon are two areas, the White Forest and Black City, with the White Forest featuring catchable Pokemon and the Black City containing tough trainers to fight. It’s important for people to know these things before they commit to a game. If you like Pokemon, this game is for you. If you vaguely enjoy Pokemon, this game is for you. If you own a Nintendo DS, this game is for you. Buying this game can only be a good decision.

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‘Doug’ and other childhood favorite series are returning to cable. Reruns of a variety of nineties sitcoms and animated series will air midnight through 2 a.m. in a TeenNick segment titled ‘The ‘90s Are All That.’

New TeenNick segment aims to capture audience’s childhood with ‘90s reruns david ryan a&e editor

Nickelodeon is going to recapture my past. Entertainment Weekly reported Thursday the shows would be coming back, just in rerun form. “At the time, we were completely devoted to that audience ages 9, 10 and 11,” Keith Dawkins, senior vice president and general manager of TeenNick, told Entertainment Weekly. “It was groundbreaking and for the young viewers, a powerful and pivotal time in their lives. Those kids who are now 22, 23 and 24 want to bring that back.” Reruns will occur from midnight to 2 a.m. on cable channel TeenNick in a new segment called “The ’90s Are All That.” There was once a time my afternoons were dominated by the adventures of curious

babies, angry water creatures and a girl who could turn herself into a puddle and shoot electricity from her fingers. Growing up, I was a child of Nickelodeon. For much of my younger life, I was captivated by whatever Nickelodeon threw at me. Its quirky, original cartoons and overly cheesy but sweet live-action shows were perfect, post-school programming. In the last week or so, when reports had begun to surface saying Nickelodeon was to return to its roots, I was happy – but skeptical. A few reports – including a High School newspaper picked up by Google News – showcased a supposed letter from Nickelodeon saying they were abandoning their current programming and returning to the names of the ’90s. Initial joy at the idea of new episodes of “Rugrats,” “Doug” and “Rocko’s Mod-

ern Life” was quickly washed away by skepticism. Nickelodeon has never done as good as it is now – “Spongebob Squarepants” is still going strong, often many of the top-10 rating cable shows each week. Its live action shows like “iCarly” are ratings hits. So it’s a little strange they’d want to give this up. Sadly, it wasn’t true. The “report” was “not a press release authorized by Nickelodeon,” said Vice President of Communications Jodi Davis in an e-mail. So, while we’re not getting brand new episodes, we are being offered a chance to revisit our past. Sure, “Rugrats” reruns aren’t that hard to find, but some of the older gems can be. Even the annoying brother on “Clarissa Explains It All” will be welcomed back into the collective and nostalgic minds of a generation. david.ryan@mail.wvu.edu

‘Live at Falbo’ offers variety of jazz performances

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This piece by art and design major Ron Hollingshead will be showcased at his ‘Controlled Substance’ exhibit at the Creative Arts Center through April 1.

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Continued from page 5 scription pills I took, legally, in December 2009 – the month of my most recent back surgery,” Hollingshead said. “I wanted to show the sheer volume and scope of this, and my skills as a mold-maker allowed me to do that.” Hollingshead said though the artwork creates many positive effects for him personally, he hopes the pieces shown at the exhibit can do something for others, as well. “I start each artwork with an idea that stems from a deeply personal impetus, but that is only a point of departure for a more general idea that can reach more people,” Hollingshead said. The MFA thesis exhibition will show through April 1 at the Laura Mesaros Gallery of the Creative Arts Center. Hollingshead will also host an opening reception March 18 at 6 p.m. “I hope that any viewer can leave my exhibition with a bit

of understanding about my about Hollingshead’s work, own life, while also being able visit http://ronhollingshead. to see a bit of themselves in each blogspot.com. piece,” Hollingshead said. For more information mackenzie.mays@mail.wvu.edu

The Creative Arts Center will be presenting “Live at Falbo: An Afternoon of Jazz” Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Antoinette Falbo Theatre. The concert will feature two jazz choirs and three instrumental groups. The first instrumental group will feature experimental, improvised jazz, while the next will showcase contemporary jazz. One group will perform solely using laptop computers. This is the event’s 14th anniversary, according to Paul Scea, director of Jazz

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Studies. “The concert is specifically about vocal jazz,” Scea said. Scea has performed freelance jazz, new music and rhythm and blues on woodwinds, laptops and MIDI wind controller. Scea has also previously recorded with Steve Grismore/Paul Scea Group and Damon Short, and they have been critically acclaimed. Kathy Shannon is the manager of this event, an associate professor of music and the directory of

choral activities. Shannon conducts vocal jazz ensembles and is a member of the International Association of Jazz Educators. Students participating in the event are mostly music majors. For more information, contact Charlene Lattea at charlene.lattea@mail. wvu.edu or by phone: 304-293-4359. This event is free and open to the public. —amw

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Charlie Sheen files $100 million lawsuit against Warner Bros.

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Charlie Sheen brought his verbal war against Warner Bros. and the executive producer of “Two and a Half Men” to the courtroom on Thursday, filing a $100 million lawsuit seeking to recoup his salary and wages for the show’s cast and crew. The breach of contract lawsuit alleges production was halted on the CBS sitcom in part to punish Sheen for recent behavior that has included two hospitalizations and, in recent weeks, a series of interviews in which he has attacked executive producer Chuck Lorre. But the suit and Sheen’s attorney, Marty Singer, say most of the incidents cited by Warner Bros. for firing Sheen occurred before his tirades against Lorre began. “The suspension and termination of Mr. Sheen occurred only after Mr. Sheen had finally been provoked into criticizing Lorre in response to his harassment and disparagement campaign which had been going on for years,” according to the suit. The filing comes four days after Sheen was terminated from “Two and a Half Men,” leaving the top-rated sitcom’s future in doubt. Sheen’s lawsuit alleges that Warner Bros. bowed to Lorre’s desire to punish Sheen, and that the producer and studio conspired to blame the actor for causing production to stop. A termination letter cited concerns about Sheen’s health. Singer said it would be illegal for the studio to fire the actor if he had the physical and mental issues described in the letter. “We’re saying he was ready, willing and able to work and he could have worked,” Singer said. The suit also was filed on behalf of the sitcom’s other cast members and crew, who were put out of work. Although they are not a party in the case, Singer said the actor is attempting to get reimbursement for all members of the show who lost money because of the actions of Warner Bros. and Lorre. Last week, Warner announced it was paying the “Men” crew for four of the eight episodes it canceled this season. Lorre’s attorney, Howard Weitzman, said the allegations against his client are as “recklessly false and unwarranted as Mr. Sheen’s rantings in the media. These accusations are simply imaginary.” The lawsuit is about a “fantasy” lottery payout for Sheen, Weitzman said in a statement Thursday, adding, “Chuck Lorre’s concern has been and continues to be about Mr. Sheen’s health.” The studio declined to comment on the suit, as did series co-star Jon Cryer. On top of Sheen’s $100 million request for damages, the 45-year-old actor is seeking punitive damages. He took to Twitter soon after the lawsuit’s filing, writing, “Fastball: Torpedo away... You corporate Trolls were warned. And now you’ve been served!” The complaint states that Sheen’s most recent contract, executed last May, entitles him to be paid whether the series films for up to 24 episodes per season through late 2011. Singer said Sheen was prepared to walk away from the show last year, but that the studio and producers wanted him to return despite his being accused of domestic violence in Aspen, Colo., against then-wife Brooke Mueller. Sheen’s lawsuit states that he attempted to return to the series in mid-February, but was

Joe Don Rooney, left, Gary LeVox, and Jay DeMarcus, right, of Rascal Flatts pose in Nashville, Tenn.

Charlie Sheen is shown in a scene from the CBS comedy, ‘Two and a Half Men.’ told that Lorre had not prepared production scripts for the season’s remaining episodes, which was later shortened. “I think his theory of the case is interesting,” said Jeffrey Spitz, an entertainment litigator for more than 25 years. “He’s pitched it in a way that is potentially beneficial to him in that he’s saying all of this occurred before he opened his mouth.” Spitz said that may enable Sheen’s attorneys to keep his most recent interviews from being used during the trial, although what evidence may be heard will be decided by a judge. “It also gives him a good leverage position in any settlement negotiations,” said Spitz, a partner at Greenberg Glusker who has represented Sharon Stone and boxer Oscar de la Hoya in legal disputes. The lawsuit includes several references to Lorre’s ego and claims the veteran television producer of shows such as “Roseanne” and “The Big Bang Theory” has trouble managing top-tier actors. “This dispute is not the first time that Lorre has had problems working with major television stars, including Roseanne Barr, Cybill Shepherd, and Brett Butler,” the complaint states. Sheen’s firing had followed a rare, raging public battle between a Hollywood star and those who employ him, with Sheen claiming the right to live as he pleased – including the acknowledged use of illegal drugs, although he’s said he is currently clean – as long as he showed up sober and ready to work. After he was cut from the sitcom, Sheen had texted his intention to sue, as he put it, “Big.” “Two and a Half Men,” which debuted in 2003, stars Sheen as womanizing bachelor Charlie Harper, who creates an ad hoc family with his neurotic brother, the divorced Alan (Cryer) and

Alan’s son, Jake (Angus T. Jones). The show was co-created by veteran producer Lorre, who contributes two other comedies to the top-rated CBS lineup, “The Big Bang Theory” and “Mike & Molly.” Like “Men,” both are produced with Warner. Warner and CBS had long faced a balancing act with Sheen through years of wild behavior, rehab and two ugly splits from wives No. 2 (Denise Richards) and No. 3 (Brooke Mueller Sheen). On one side was the wayward star, on the other was TV’s most successful and highly lucrative sitcom, an enduring hit for CBS and a moneymaker in the hundreds of millions for Warner. Last month, when Warner canceled the remaining eight episodes of what was intended to be a 24-episode season of “Men,” it cited Sheen’s public behavior and rants against Lorre. In a series of interviews, including with ABC’s “Good Morning America” and NBC’s “Today” show, Sheen boasted about his “epic” partying, said he’s fueled by “violent hatred” of his bosses and claimed to have kicked drugs at home in his “Sober Valley Lodge.” He glorified himself as a “rock star from Mars” with “fire breathing fists” and “Adonis DNA” and talked about his home life with two women he nicknamed his “goddesses.” The actor, who was among TV’s highest-paid at a reported $1.8 million per episode for “Men,” brashly said at one point that he would ask for $3 million if he signed a new contract for future seasons. Singer said Sheen’s contract included a clause requiring certain disputes to be settled outside the court system through arbitration, but that the issues raised in Thursday’s lawsuit are not covered by the contract clauses.

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Trio Rascal Flatts offer ABC ‘Nothing Like This’ TV special NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The members of Rascal Flatts hope to gain new fans with their ABC concert special. They’ve got the perfect bait: Justin Bieber. Turns out music’s biggest heartthrob is a fan of the trio. “It’s funny because his mom turned him on to us,” singer Gary LeVox said. “He wrote something about being a fan of ours in his book. So (his camp) just reached out to us and said, `We have a song, `That Should Be Me,’ and we wanted to see if you guys would be interested in doing it.’” Saturday night’s special,

“Rascal Flatts: Nothing Like This Presented by JC Penney,” will feature a neverseen clip from the video for “That Should Be Me” and behind-the-scenes footage of its making. “He’s such a talented kid,” bassist Jay DeMarcus said. “He really is. He’s wildly talented. He plays about 14 different instruments and he sings all day long. It’s just really, really inspiring to see somebody so fired up and focused on music because he’s eaten alive with it.” LeVox is familiar with the demographic Bieber draws. His young daughters are fans

of the 17-year-old phenom and LeVox made sure they got to meet him. “I wouldn’t have been able to go home,” he said. The special also will feature an appearance by Natasha Bedingfield, who appeared on the band’s latest album, “Nothing Like This,” in the duet “Easy” with LeVox. There’s also footage shot with the band during the recording of “Nothing Like This.” ”We wanted to make this really special,” guitarist Joe Don Rooney said. “We really wanted to take people behind the scenes of what Rascal Flatts is all about.”

Sara Evans new autobiographical album is making her feel ‘Stronger’ NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sara Evans says she’s never one to make an autobiographical album. Yet you can’t blame listeners for reading between the lines on her latest single, “A Little Bit Stronger.” It deals with a woman slowly getting over a busted relationship and emerging stronger for the ordeal – a lot like what has happened to Evans over the last five years. She went through a very public divorce that forced her to pull out of “Dancing With The Stars” in 2006. Suddenly a single mom, she wasn’t sure what her future would hold. How would she continue her career with three children to raise mostly alone? Sounds just like the song, doesn’t it? “People are, `A Little Bit Stronger’ is totally about you, and I’m like, it’s really not,” Evans said. “(Lady Antebellum’s) Hillary Scott, Hillary Lindsey and Luke Laird wrote it. It’s more about (Scott’s) life. It’s her story about a breakup that she went through, and I thought it was just such a fabulous song that I can totally take it on.” “A Little Bit Stronger” is the show-stopper on the 40-yearold’s latest album, “Stronger,” out this week. Autobiographical or not, ap Evans has emerged from her This Feb. 28 picture shows country music artist Sara Evans in Nashville, Tenn. divorce a stronger woman with the kind of life she had divorce. A mutual friend set “I’m now completely at trouble imagining after the her up with former Alabama peace and I feel like I’m at quarterback Jay Barker and home with Jay, “ Evans said. the two fell in love in five “It sort of feels like we knew weeks. She married him and each other as kids or somemoved to Birmingham where thing then didn’t see each the couple now lives with other and reunited. It’s a bitheir blended family of seven zarre thing how connected we were instantly.” children.

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WVU knows it can’t let loss linger

NEW YORK — The doors opened to West Virginia’s locker room on Wednesday a little before midnight after the Mountaineers’ 67-61 loss to Marquette in the second round of the Big East Conference Tournament. It was not like in past years when WVU has been booted from the conference tournament, though. There were no tears. That’s not a bad thing, either. In 2009, when the Mountaineers were ousted in the semifinals by Syracuse, the locker room was filled with emotion. It was hard for then-senior Alex Ruoff to take his late-season slump. He broke down at his locker that night, and the Mountaineers came out sluggish in the NCAA Tournament, too. Sure, these players took the Big East Tournament seriously. In no way were the Mountaineers happy following the loss to the Golden Eagles. But, this team has the feeling of a Final Four in the back of its head. That’s something Ruoff didn’t have in his time at WVU – and it might have significantly affected that team. This year’s team knows better, though. “This doesn’t change anything,” said WVU forward Cam Thoroughman. “Now, we know we have to come out and practice hard every day, and we can’t take plays off during the game. “I’m still very confident in our team.” West Virginia knows its goals don’t stop with a Big East title – and they shouldn’t. That’s the attitude head coach Bob Huggins has instilled in his players. Even after losing in the Big East Tournament, WVU will play another game. This one’s for the national championship, something the Mountaineers were so close to achieving last year. To count West Virginia out after losing to Marquette on Wednesday would a mistake. A team that has so much experience isn’t going to give up. “By the time we play our next game, this will definitely be out of our system,” Thoroughman said. “We’ll have time to rest, and we’ll have a lot of days to prepare.” The team has dealt with adversity already this year – and has fought back. It went from second in the Big East one week to 11th a few weeks down the road. Still, despite being less talented and lacking depth compared to some of the top teams in the Big East, the Mountaineers strung together a late-season finish worthy of any NCAA Tournament team. They beat Notre Dame, Connecticut and Louisville, all top 25 teams and two of the top-three seeds in the Big East Tournament and jumped back into the top 25. The Mountaineers have a solid NCAA Tournament resume and can do damage if it becomes more consistent. After the 65-56 victory over UConn on March, 2, forward Kevin Jones said the team used motivation from its critics to come together. “We’ve just got to regroup,” he said. “This isn’t a break that we want, but we have to figure something out, because this can’t continue. We want to go out the right way, and the way that we’re headed, it’s not going to happen.” Those critics were out in full force following WVU’s loss to Marquette whether it was on the message boards, on Twitter or in the stands at Madison Square Garden. It’s time for a second dose of motivation. This time, WVU might not even need it, though. “We’re going to get hyped regardless,” said senior forward John Flowers. “We’re going to get this bitter taste out of our mouths.” anthony.dobies@mail.wvu.edu

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The West Virginia rifle team practices during last semester. The Mountaineers shoot in the NCAA Championship this weekend.

The Mountaineers head to NCAA Championship to try for record 15th national title by Brad Joyal Sports writer

The West Virginia rifle team has made the NCAA Championships its home away from home the past few years. It only took head coach Jon Hammond one year to get acclimated before returning the team to national prominence. The Mountaineers (11-2, 5-1 GARC) captured their NCAAbest 14th national title in 2009, and after an unexpected defeat in the 2010 championships following an undefeated season, Hammond is excited for the team to have another shot at the title.

“It’s good to be back after last season,” Hammond said. “It’s what you work for all season long. We were definitely eager to return after last year’s results and have a better performance.” When the team claimed the title in 2009, it was under the radar following its sixth place finish in the 2008 NCAA Championships. Last season, it was the Mountaineers who were snuck up on when it mattered the most. The team rode its unblemished record throughout the postseason, capturing the Great America Rifle Conference championship and set-

ting records on a regular basis. Without junior transfer Nicco Campriani, who was participating in the European Championships the same weekend as the NCAA Championships, the team fell to a third place finish. Hammond will have the luxury of Campriani, along with sophomore transfer Petra Zublasing, competing in this weekend’s championships. While Hammond said the addition of the two Italian shooters will be an advantage for his team, his focus was on the whole team being prepared for whatever the challenge will bring.

men’s basketball

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NEW YORK — Players inside West Virginia’s locker room spent much of their time with media following the game, explaining how it will bounce back. Like head coach Bob Huggins has preached throughout his career, these players aren’t looking in the rearview mirror. The Mountaineers are trying to quickly forget their 6761 loss to Marquette in the second round of the Big East Conference Tournament. “We looked like a whole different team out there,” said WVU junior forward Kevin Jones. “We’ve got to come together as a team, again.” WVU has been forced to work through adversity this season, already. So, this won’t be any different. It will just be longer, as the team will have more than week before it plays another game. It’s a break the team didn’t have last year because it advanced through and won the Big East Tournament. “It’s a break we didn’t want,” Jones said. “We want to go out the right way, and the way that we’re headed, it’s not going to happen.” West Virginia has been forced to come together this season due to adversity. The Mountaineer men’s basketball team has used

team meetings to recover following an 0-2 start in Big East Conference play and a troublesome loss in Charleston, W.Va. They used negative critics to motivate them to a 4-1 finish to the regular season, including wins over Notre Dame, Connecticut and Louisville. This time, it’s no different. “We’ve got to put it all together,” Jones said. “Once we do, we’ll be fine. We’ve got a week until we play our next game, and we have to get it together.” WVU will find out Sunday who its opponent will be in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Mountaineers have an impressive NCAA Tournament resume, which should help them when their name is brought up by the Selection Committee. WVU has five wins over top-25 teams, five wins over top-25 RPI teams and a 8-6 record against top-50 RPI teams. West Virginia finished the regular season in the top 20 of the RPI, had a No. 2 strength of schedule behind Big East foe Georgetown and had a top 25 finish. The team’s worst loss was against Marshall, which is No. 51 in the latest RPI. “We need to make sure that we’re ready to go, and we put this behind us,” said WVU senior forward Cam Thoroughman. “We have to come out with more energy.”

West Virginia responded the next day with a 47044607 victory over Columbus State, marking the first time a team reached the 4,700 mark in a match. In their next two matches, the Mountaineers met their own expectations, beating Nebraska in the NCAA Qualifying Match before claiming their second GARC title in many years, shooting 4,704 in each match. “We definitely have good momentum,” Hammond said. “We need to stay focused and go out there and not do anything different than we have

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TRACK & FIELD

Mountaineers strive for consistency prior to NCAAs by TONY DOBIES

“We made sure to be extremely prepared for this year,” Hammond said. “Nicco and Petra will definitely make an impact, but more importantly, as a team we’ve done a lot of preparation. We’ve been preparing for the different venue and Championship atmosphere.” There hasn’t been another team in the nation hotter than the Mountaineers heading into the NCAA Championships. After suffering its second loss of the season, a 4696-4680 defeat by Kentucky on Feb. 5., the team has responded with improbable results never before accomplished in collegiate rifle.

With Wednesday night’s victory over West Virginia, Marquette likely assured itself a spot in the NCAA Tournament. That means a record 11 teams from the Big East Conference are expected to make the big dance “You get so caught up in the melodrama of what happens during this time of the year that you have to win this, you don’t have to win that, ESPN says this, Fox Sports says that. I don’t

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Carrier, Bland, O’Connell try for all-American honor By Derek Denneny Sports Writer

An NCAA National Championship is the pinnacle of success in collegiate athletics. Student-athletes work in pursuit of attaining the distinction of national champion from the time they step onto campus. For three members of the West Virginia track and field team, those aspirations are just a few heats away. “We are looking to come into the Nationals and run with the experience that these girls possess,” said head coach Sean Cleary. “Each of these young la-

dies have been here and mastered the championship. We are looking to use last year’s success as a springboard. It’s going to be exciting.” The Mountaineer trio competing in the 2011 NCAA Indoor Track National Championship in College Station, Texas have had appearances in the event before, something Cleary said will be key in their success this weekend. NCAA Championships will begin on Friday at 10 a.m., and portions of the race will be streamed live on ESPN3.com. Senior Chelsea Carrier, who

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By Sebouh Majarian Sports Writer

The West Virginia gymnastics team will need to shine in its regular season finale and Senior Night as the Mountaineers host No. 10 Penn State Saturday. WVU (9-6, 6-1 East Atlantic Gymnastics League) is coming off a 196.525-194.925 loss at No. 12 Arkansas, while the Nittany Lions (12-4, 1-2 Big Ten Conference) are coming off a seasonhigh 197.075 in a tri-meet win over Maryland and N.C. State. WVU had a very strong showing against the Razorbacks, as they hit all 24 of its routines. Coach Linda Burdette-Good is looking for more of the same this week. “We just want to continue the progress we’ve been making the past few weeks.” Burdette-Good said, “I thought last week was fantastic because we hit all of our routines, including the exhibition ones.” Last week was the first time in almost a month the Mountaineers didn’t set a new season-high score. WVU is currently in second in the EAGL behind No. 23 N.C. State, as it trails the Wolfpack by .155 points. Heading into the championship part of the season, Burdette-Good’s first goal is to win the EAGL, and it is a possibility for the Mountaineers. “We still have a chance, it depends, that could change on how we score and how (N.C. State) scores,” she said. West Virginia is just outside of the top 25, as the rankings are based on regional qualifying scores (RQS). Currently, the team has an overall RQS of 194.845, but rank No. 18 on vault (49.010) and No.

23 on floor (48.930). WVU has had its fair share of struggles against Penn State, as the Nittany Lions hold a 34-6 advantage in the all-time series. One of those losses came earlier this year, as the Mountaineers placed second to thenNo. 21 PSU (195.55-194.05) in a quad-meet with Pittsburgh and Bridgeport. Senior Amy Bieski, who leads the EAGL in the allaround (39.075 RQS), will be competing in her last meet at the WVU Coliseum. The other seniors making their final appearance at home are Emily Kerwin, Stephanie Keaton, Alysha Pretzello, Faye Meaden and Naja Johnson. “Hopefully, we can bring it all together for the last meet of the regular season and have a great celebration for our seniors,” Burdette-Good said. Johnson has missed the entire season after suffering injuries to both ankles during a practice session before the first meet of the season against Missouri at the Cancun Classic. The Austell, Ga., native had high expectations and was hoping to bounce back after a torn ACL ended her junior season early. The meet will be an emotional one for Bieski, who is one of the top gymnasts to come through Morgantown. The Nanticoke, Pa., native is currently fourth on the universities career-point list with 1,862.65, and will likely pass Kristin Quackenbush (1,891.9375) for third this weekend. “It will be sad seeing her and the other girls go, but their work isn’t done quite yet,” BurdetteGood said.

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12 | SPORTS

Friday March 11, 2011

baseball

WVU welcomes Rider to Hawley Field this weekend by Ethan Rohrbaugh sports writer

The West Virginia baseball team will host a three-game series with Rider this weekend as part of the Mountaineers’ current 15-game home stand at Hawley Field. West Virginia (5-6) took both games of its home-opening twin bill against Bryant on Tuesday, as WVU won 7-6 in

the first game and 6-1 in the night cap. The freshman pitching duo of Marshall Thompson and Corey Walter earned the wins for WVU. Both in their collegiate debuts, Thompson went six innings and Walter went for eight, neither surrendering a run as they turned things around for a Mountaineer pitching staff that had been struggling away

from home. West Virginia head coach Greg Van Zant said he could see a difference in the team’s preparedness at home. “This is the first time we actually were able to get on our field for batting practice,” he said after Tuesday’s games. “That makes a big difference. We’re coming off an 11-game road trip and finally got an opportunity to play at home. I

think that really helped us out. “We looked more comfortable in those two games than we have all season.” This weekend’s series was originally scheduled for four games with the first game slated for today at 3 p.m., but the game was canceled due to a threat of inclement weather. The remaining three games will go ahead as planned, with a doubleheader tomorrow be-

ginning at 1 p.m. and the series wrapping up on Sunday, again with first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m. Rider (4-4) has yet to play a game at home in Lawrenceville, N.J., as the Broncs opened the season 1-2 in a three-game set with East Tennessee State before heading to Charlottesville, Va., for a four-game series split between Cornell and Virginia.

Rider knocked off Cornell in both meetings but dropped both pairings with the No. 8 Cavaliers by a combined score of 16-1. The Broncs come into this weekend as winners of backto-back contests, beating Cornell 8-2 on Saturday, March 5, and Lafayette 8-7 on Wednesday, March 9. ethan.rohrbaugh@mail.wvu.edu

women’s basketball

West Virginia likely to be 8-or 9-seed in tournament By John Terry Multimedia Editor

West Virginia women’s basketball coach Mike Carey would have liked to get one more win at last weekend’s Big East Conference Tournament. Even when the 10th-seeded Mountaineers lost to seventhseed St. John’s 59-51 Saturday in the second round of the Big East Tournament, Carey was confident he was in the NCAA Tournament. “Not at all,” Carey said following the loss, when asked if he was nervous about Selection Monday. “We were in before this game. We’ve won 23 basketball games, and we were .500 in the Big East. We’ve been top 25 all year. I don’t see why we wouldn’t be in.” West Virginia could have used another win for seeing purposes, though. A team that once was ranked as high as No. 6 in the nation would now be lucky to get a top-seven seed in the NCAA Tournament. According to ESPN.com’s most recent edition of Bracke-

track

Continued from page 9 has been rewriting record books all season, will compete in the pentathlon and 60-meter hurdles. “Carrier has her sights on a podium finish. In the multi she has the opportunity to gain momentum as the day progresses,” Cleary said. “One mistake is not the end of the world, as she has five events meshed into one to create an overall performance. We are very confident in her preparations.” In 2010, Carrier earned AllAmerican status in both events after finishing fourth in the pentathlon and sixth in the 60-meter hurdles. “In the hurdles, Carrier has one brief moment to solidify herself. In an event that lasts eight seconds, there is no room

tology, West Virginia is currently a 9-seed playing in Stanford, Calif., against Texas Tech. Another site, realtimeRPI. com, has West Virginia as a 7-seed playing mid-major powerhouse Wisconsin-Green Bay. West Virginia would likely be happy win a 7 or 10-seed, though, considering the winner of the 8 and 9-seed game will matchup against a No. 1 seed in the second round barring an upset by a 16 seed. The Mountaineers have an RPI of 27, which will certainly help their cause, but their record against the RPI top 35 will not. WVU is just 1-9 against those teams. The NCAA Selection Committee takes multiple criteria into consideration when selecting the field – overall record, strength of schedule, RPI and recent performance. The recent performance will hurt the Mountaineers the most. Even though the team finished 23-9, including a 9-9 mark in the Big East, West Virginia went icecold down the stretch, finishing the regular season on a 3-7 skid.

West Virginia was able to earn a must-win game against St. John’s on Senior Night in the regular season finale 69-49 but then fell to the Red Storm 5951 in the second round of the Big East Tournament less than a week later. West Virginia’s strength of schedule is 49, but its affiliation to the Big East should help its seeding come selection time, as it’s arguably the most competitive conference in college basketball. Many head coaches around the Big East think the conference will get a record 10 teams in the NCAA Tournament. “If you put Syracuse, St. John’s, Georgetown or West Virginia up against any team in the country, and take out the top three teams in the nation, I bet one of us can win any one of those games,” said St. John’s head coach Kim Barnes-Arico following her team’s win over the Mountaineers Saturday. “I think our league is deserving of 10 teams.”

for error,” Cleary said. “If she runs a clean and explosive race, she certainly has the ability to qualify for the finals.” Senior Keri Bland will join Carrier in College Station, her fourth appearance at the Indoor Championships. Bland will compete in the mile and finished in eighth place last season, earning allAmerican honors. “To be this consist e nt is re ma rk ab l e,” Cleary said. “Keri had a very late start to training this year after having trouble with injuries through the summer and fall, so it’s great to see her here.” Bland has an opportunity to join former Mountaineer Megan Metcalfe as WVU’s most decorated women’s athlete with nine all-American honors. Bland currently has eight between her cross country, indoor and outdoor track careers.

The final Mountaineer traveling to College Station is junior Jessica O’Connell. She is coming off a firstplace showing at the Big East Conference Championship in the 3,000-meter run. “After winning the Big East 3,000 (meter) and setting a lifetime best last weekend, Jess appears very ready to do just that,” Cleary said. Cleary said he has nothing but confidence in his runners and is looking forward to seeing how the weekend plays out. “We have an opportunity to return home with three allAmericans,” he said. “These girls have worked hard all season for this, and now they are here. It’s their chance to prove they belong. I have full confidence that each one of them will run their best race.”

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rifle

Continued from page 9 all year. If we have good performances, the results will be there.” While the mindset of the team is different than last season, the expectations that come with the West Virginia rifle program do not change. Although the Mountaineers lost to only Texas Christian and Kentucky, respectively, this season, Hammond is excited for his opportunity to continue the program’s greatness. “The tough competition definitely gives us motivation to have a strong showing,” Hammond said. “Coming in undefeated last year, I’m not sure it necessarily brought added expectations. “This year we hope to beat those teams that beat us in the regular season and come home with better results.” brad.joyal@mail.wvu.edu

m.bball

Continued from page 9 think any of them know,” said Marquette coach Buzz Williams. “The best thing is to continue to win, because the teams that are continuing to play this late in March are typically going to play next week. Our guys are smart enough to deduct all of that.” anthony.dobies@mail.wvu.edu


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