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Thursday March 17, 2011
VOLUME 124, ISSUE 122
’Lair parking to accept credit cards BY Charles Young Staff Writer
West Virginia University’s Mountainlair parking garages will soon accept credit cards and different denominations of bills. Student Government Association Chief-of-Staff Daniel Brummage gave an update Wednesday night about the status of a resolution passed during the Jan. 12 SGA meeting, which requested more efficient park-
ing machines that would accept credit cards and give change. “I’m proud tonight to announce that we have secured the funding to replace the parking meters in the (Mountainlair) parking garage,” Brummage said. The replacement of the meters would take place over the next two years, he said. “This should alleviate a lot of problems that students have been experiencing when parking in the garage,” Brummage
said. The resolution was also drafted to support lowering the $20 fees attached to parking citations. No changes have been made to the citations. Other parking machines on campus only accept quarters and do not take credit cards. In November 2009, it was reported the upgraded machines would be installed in all lots on campus by early 2010. Also during the meeting, representatives from WELLWVU
gave a presentation on the future of Health and Wellness at the University. Cathy Yura, assistant vice president of Health and Wellness, recapped WELLWVU’s services and programs from the 2010-11 year and discussed plans for a new wellness center. “We are here tonight to tell you about what we see as the future of Health and Wellness here on campus,” said Whitney Rae Peters, graduate assistant with WELLWVU.
The new facility, which would be located on the Evansdale Campus adjacent to the Student Recreation Center, would house all aspects of student health, Yura said. “I hope my words can tell you how important this student government will be in our future to get the type of facility that would really represent the vision that WELLWVU wants to have,” Yura said. To pay for the new facility, Yura said, the University is con-
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Local vendor offers free hot dogs by nick ashley staff writer
Hold the mustard and pour on the hot chili. Free hot dogs were offered to those who visited Dave’s Famous T&L Hot Dog stand on North High Street Wednesday. T&L Hot Dogs, located in the Morgantown Mall, wanted to reach out and grab West Virginia University students’ attention on the Downtown Campus in the afternoons, said Rob Abel, T&L Hot Dogs owner. “Our free hot dog promotion is a great way to let students try our brand for the first time,” Abel said. “We’ve had the vendor downtown for three weeks now.” The stand offers chili, cheese, mustard, ketchup, relish, onions and other condiments. Each hot dog, not matter its contents, costs $1 normally.
Abel said he had noticed there were no vendors available to students during lunch and afternoon hours. “It was hard for us to find a location downtown due to stores not wanting vendors outside their business and city property rights,” he said. The T&L Hot Dogs stand is currently located on North High Street across from Nick’s Canteen in hopes of reaching out to the downtown students going to and from class, Abel said. “This is our permanent location. Our vendor hours depend on the weather conditions which will determine how long our staff stays outside,” Abel said Some students visited the hot dog stand for the first time Wednesday. “I heard about the promotion from a few of my
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West Virginia University students and faculty from the Davis College of Natural Resources, Agriculture & Design will be going to Fiji this summer to improve the lives of local villagers. The group will be joining with Rivers Fiji, a sustainable, “ecotourism” rafting company run by former WVU faculty members. The faculty and students will share a portion of the
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One T&L Hot Dog employee holds a sign about the free hot dogs in front of the Mountainlair Wednesday.
money they make from working at the rafting company with the villagers who live in the highlands. “Our goal will be to conduct a two week general medicine clinic with a local physician to benefit Nakavika Village and its surrounding villages, adults and children alike,” said Greg Juckett, professor of family medicine. “We won’t be focusing only on children, although we expect many of our patients
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Students from the Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Consumer Sciences at West Virginia University will travel to Fiji to work with Rivers Fiji, a sustainable ecotourism company run by former WVU faculty members.
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Badges, points and checkins are all part of West Virginia University’s WELLWVU’s attempts to use social media to promote healthy eating habits for students. TweatWELL allows registered users to log into its website to report fruits, vegetables, water, alcohol and junk food consumed each day. The site rewards points based on the healthy food the user eats and ranks users. At press time, 71 students were using the website. The program launched March 7 and will run to April 29, and users are offered incentives for having the most points at the end of the week. Posting about eating a fruit or vegetable, or consumed water, earns two points. Commenting on a post earns one point. Attending a WELLWVU event earns 25 points. Completing a SparkPeople Food journal earns 30 points. “This social network provides an innovative way for students to keep track of their fruits and vegetable consumption throughout the day,” said Chris Roberts, communications and marketing manager for
WELLWVU. Each week features a question, and if answered correctly, it earns the user five points. This week’s question is “What is one type of vegetable that is a good source for fiber?” TweatWELL is designed to influence students to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day, said Colleen Harshbarger, WELLWVU director of Student Wellness & Health Promotion, based on a National Collegiate Health Association’s 2008 study of student health behaviors, which found most college students eat two or fewer servings of fruits and vegetables per day. “Our main reason for creating this program is the fact being that nutrition amongst college students is very poor,” she said. The website provides tips of the week, and every Monday healthy messages are sent through the MIX, Roberts said. “Every week a panel of six judges calculates what students had the healthiest diet and most points to award them with prizes based on what badges they have earned,” Roberts said. Users can earn three
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Libraries create QR codes for available computers, mobile site
Students, faculty to bring medicine, water to Fiji BY ALEX DUFOUR
WELLWVU to promote healthy eating habits
Relish the hot dog
Students line up in front of the T&L Hotdog Cart on North High Street for a free hotdog on Wednesday.
sidering requesting an increase in the student health fee. “In the last 10 years, the student fee has not increased, the price of health care has,” Yura said. SGA Vice President Ron Cheng reminded anyone considering running in the April SGA elections that elections packets are due in the Student Organizations Office by Friday at 3 p.m.
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The West Virginia University Libraries have created Quick Response codes that will allow students to take a picture of a code using their smart phones and have instant access to resources the library offers. A QR code is a matrix style, black and white bar code, which contains a code readable by most smart phones, said David Roth, library associate for Technology Services. To access a code, students will launch a decoder application, which should be included on most cell phones, and point the camera at the QR code and take the picture, he said. The code will then direct the phone to a website or make a phone call. “It is bridging the gap between digital content and physical objects,” Roth said. QR codes are available for
the library’s mobile site, a page showing the availability of computers at both Evansdale and Downtown libraries, a room reservation page and a search engine site, said Martha Yancy, access service coordinator for the Evansdale Library. She said the goal for the library QR codes is to make information which is only available on a computer available to anyone with a smart phone, such as an Apple iPhone or Blackberry. “Anyone that has a mobile device could benefit from this,” Yancy said. “It’s also for people who already used the online information to make it easier for them.” Once a student uses a QR code, it will remain on their phone until it’s deleted. Roth said students should bookmark the mobile pages they expect to use often. He said he thinks students will appreciate the QR
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WVU FACES CLEMSON The West Virginia men’s basketball team takes on Clemson in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Can the Mountaineers advance? SPORTS PAGE 13
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Chick-Fil-A to open during Spring Break Chick-Fil-A will have its grand opening within the Mountainlair food court on March 21. It will be open during the week of Spring Break to train employees. “The week will serve as an informal opening and will give employees a chance to get comfortable with run-
Continued from page 1 will be kids.” Case studies from the South Pacific and other parts of the world will also be developed during the program to gain a global understanding of issues and practical applications of solutions, he said. “This outreach is to provide more than just medical care for a remote group of villages. This is also an educational mission since our students will have an amazing crosscultural experience and see some illnesses they might not see back home,” Juckett said. The group is also joining
ning the restaurant,” said Michael Ellington, assistant vice president for Student Affairs, in a press release. The restaurant will be open Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. and will be closed on Sunday. Breakfast and dinner options will be available for students
using a meal plan. Mountie Bounty will also be accepted. The restaurant will employ WVU students and approximately four full-time staff members to manage operations. For more information, visit www.chick-fil-a.com.
with WVU engineering students to improve the local water supply, which is prone to contamination during the rainy season. “This project will not only help the children, but the village as a whole, aiding in the improvement of their health. They will be receiving what everyone in the world should be offered: clean, readily available drinking water,” said Shelby Taylor, a junior electrical engineering major. The water treatment in the village is minimal with visible pipes tied with simple rope and a small concrete holding tank, she said. “The images I’ve seen of the water management were shocking, having grown up
where turning on a faucet was my source of clean drinking water and running water pipes were underground, hardly seen,” Taylor said. Juckett will be traveling with the students to Fiji and will be replaced by Jan Palmer, director of WELL WVU’s Student Health, during the second week of the clinic. He and Palmer previously visited Nakavika last June. “There was overwhelming interest in WVU’s involvement and the villagers extended wonderful hospitality to us. We are looking forward to returning their friendship and getting to know them better,” Juckett said. email@example.com
Continued from page 1 friends last night. I took three bites of the hot dog, and they’re by far the best in Morgantown,” said Michael Summers, senior history education major. Some customers who have visited the mall location also came out to the vendor to take advantage of the free hot dogs. “I saw a flyer up at the beauty school on the free hot dogs,” said Sami Turner, a Morgantown Beauty College student. “I’ve tried their food at the mall so I knew how appetizing and the high quality food they’ve offered.” Abel said T&L Hot Dogs also offers call-in orders for people to pick up hot dogs without waiting. Even though it is a mobile stand, he said they also accept credit cards.
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different badges based on points. People who eat the most of a specific fruit or vegetable earn the “professor” badge. The “dean” badge is the based on how many “freggies,” or fruits and vegetables, the user eats. The highest level is “president,”the overall winner of the week.
Continued from page 1 dedicated to locating a computer in the library because students can view it while on the way to the library. Yancy said QR codes are becoming more common and appearing in magazines and newspapers, and WVU is
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Isaac Perkins, a senior HR management major, enjoys free hotdog day from T&L Hotdog Cart on North High Street on Wednesday. “I’m a former economics graduate from the University,” Abel said. “I know that once students try our hot dogs, they will definitely come back again.” T&L Hot Dogs offers a variety of specialty hot dogs such as the “Original” hot dog which includes chili, mustard and onion, Abel said.
The “West Virginia” hot dog comes with T&L’s homemade coleslaw, chili, mustard and onion, he said. T&L Hot Dogs’ normal vending hours are Monday through Friday from, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the number to order is 304-288-5250.
“Students who are selected as president for the week have triple the probability to win an award for future raffles and receive a separate prize regardless,” said Brandon Beacom, graduate assistant for WELLWVU. The last raffle drawing is for an Apple iPod Nano provided by WELLWVU, Roberts said. Paul King, a senior broadcast journalism major, uses tweatWELL similarly to Twit-
ter, including checking in with hashtags for the different fruits and vegetables. “I’m kind of health nut,” he said. “It just reminds to me to eat them more frequently throughout the day.” To register, visit www. tweatwell.com/login.
using QR codes to promote athletics or news. “Information is becoming increasingly mobile,” Roth said. He also said QR codes are being used in office places to transmit messages to other parts of the workplace. For example, he said QR codes could be placed on a copier, and when the copier
breaks, a person could take a picture of the code, and the phone will call repair services. “There are more users with mobile devices, which allows easier access,” Yancy said. “People are using their phones for more than just phone calls now.”
Travis Crum contributed to this report.
Thursday March 17, 2011
Study flunks W.Va. for online gov’t transparency CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A watchdog group has given West Virginia a failing grade for the transparency of its state government spending. In a new report, the nonpartisan U.S. Public Interest Research Group flunks 10 states including West Virginia for the online disclosure of who receives state money and for what purposes. The group champions what it calls a “new standard of comprehensive, one-stop, one-click budget accountability and accessibility,” rating states through a 100-point grading system for the level of online depth and disclosure they provide. “Transparency in government spending checks corruption, bolsters public confidence, and promotes fiscal responsibility,” says the report, released Wednesday. “Opening the government’s checkbook empowers citizens to involve themselves in budgetary debates and to act as watchdogs to ensure that the government spends money fairly and efficiently.” The report comes as West Virginia lawmakers remain in extended session this week, to complete a new spending plan for the budget year that starts July 1. West Virginia lost the most points for lacking a Web site that provides “checkbooklevel” detail of spending. The study credits 40 states for offering that level of information through a specific online portal. Neighboring Kentucky earned an “A’’ in the study. The four other surrounding
states received grades in the “B” and “C” range. Of the 10 states that flunked, six ended up with lower scores than West Virginia. Maine fared the worst, as it provide online access only to its vendors. The group looked at the Web site for West Virginia’s purchasing division, part of the Department of Administration. It did not consider VISTA, the online database of vendor payments and public compensation operated by state Auditor Glenn Gainer. His office recently upgraded VISTA, allowing searches by agency and by vendor, among other changes. West Virginia also received no credit for offering online tax expenditure data, though it does post annual tallies of that information through the Web site for the state tax commissioner. But those reports aren’t easy to find, and neither they nor VISTA are linked from the Purchasing Division site. The watchdog group’s coauthor, Jeff Musto, said it seeks to promote a central, user-friendly Web site that anyone can navigate. “The idea is that instead of forcing a citizen to go to a range of different websites to get a variety of information (and know exactly where to go for each piece of information that they desire), they can simply go to one website,” Musto said in an e-mail Wednesday. Justin Southern, a spokesman for Gainer, said West Virginia is developing what may become the sort of portal endorsed by the group. The
state has spent the last several years on its proposed Enterprise Resource Planning System, which aims to unify the array of databases kept by government agencies to track finances, personnel and purchasing. Legislation passed during the recently completed regular session would create an oversight board, steering committee and a special fund for the project. Republican delegates have repeatedly proposed the sort of transparency championed by the group, House Minority Leader Tim Armstead noted Wednesday. “We’d like to see a Web site that has very detailed information about state spending,” said Armstead, R-Kanawha. “This would allow West Virginians to be much more aware of how their tax dollars are spent.” Armstead said that proposal dovetails with GOP calls to remove or reduce unclassified spending lines from the state budget. “The budget that we have has all of these unclassified line items where we’re giving over to agencies a great deal of our budget to spend as they choose,” Armstead said. “There is no transparency in that process, either.” Citing the recent VISTA upgrades, acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, a Democrat, said he’s asked his staff to review the group’s report. The nonpartisan group applauds 14 states that have created or improved their online transparency portals since its last report in 2010, which West Virginia also flunked.
Clarksburg FBI center launches new fingerprint system CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The FBI’s Clarksburg division has launched a new biometric identification system that officials say is already helping law enforcement officials around the country identify suspects faster and more accurately. The Next Generation Identification system, which went live late last month, is an upgrade of the Criminal Justice Information Services Division’s previous program, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification. FBI program manager John Traxler tells the Times West Virginian the new NGI system already has reduced the time required to match fingerprints from 17 minutes to six minutes in criminal cases. Civil fingerprint identification times have
dropped from nearly 2½ hours to 54 minutes. Traxler said the next phase will let police use mobile handheld devices to capture fingerprints and search a database containing FBI records on about 2 million of the worst criminals. In all, he said, the FBI has about 70 million prints in its criminal files. Testing of the mobile system shows officers can get a person’s arrest history in about 16 seconds. “It’s a quick and fast way to assess a subject’s threat level and try to get an identification for someone,” Traxler said. The FBI teamed up with Lockheed to build a better system in 2008. The 12-yearold IAFIS system was built to handle 60,000 fingerprints but
was actually handing about 200,000, said Lockheed program manager Art Ibers. “We’re thrilled that the system is performing very well,” he said. “We’re thrilled that it’s serving the FBI in its very important mission.” Later stages of the NGI program will provide the ability to search latent fingerprints and palm prints. Traxler said that while the FBI has been collecting them for years, it hasn’t had an electronic search capability for them. After that, the program will be expanded to include two-dimensional facial recognition, search capabilities for scars and tattoos, and iris recognition features. The finished product should be operational in 2014.
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin wants the Legislature to budget $2 million for eight to 10 new inspectors for West Virginia’s Marcellus shale natural gas field. But lawmakers say they may provide only half that in the new spending plan they’re
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crafting this week. Tomblin requested the funding Wednesday. He also continued to rule out a special session for Marcellus regulations. He says the various stakeholders are no closer to a compromise than they were during the just-completed regular session. The Marcellus shale field is
ing water and the environment. Gov. John Kasich’s budget plan released this week includes a proposal to open up state parks to drilling for natural gas and oil, along with expanding timber sales. Much of eastern Ohio sits on top of a lucrative shale deposit that also stretches beneath most of West Virginia and Pennsylvania, but Ohio has yet to cash-in on the natural gas reserve like the other states. It’s not known yet how much of Ohio’s park land would be suitable for drilling or how much money leasing the land would bring, said David Mustine, head of the state’s Department of Natural Resources. A state committee that looked at the idea two years ago put Ohio’s estimated take as high as $5 million a year. The state will spend the next three to six months determining where natural gas explora-
believed to hold a vast reserve of natural gas. But tapping it can involve an expensive and water-intensive drilling and extraction process. The regular session bill failed amid industry objections to proposed provisions addressing environmental concerns and surface owner rights.
tion might take place, he said Wednesday, ruling out any drilling in Ohio’s nature preserves, where there are rare and endangered species. To tap into the underground rock formation, drillers inject millions of gallons of water, sand and toxic chemicals into each well to break apart the shale and release trapped gas. Opponents say the method called fracking could poison water supplies and harm the parks. “Opening our parks to drilling and logging is like robbing Peter to pay Paul,” Jen Miller of the Sierra Club Ohio Chapter said. “It will likely reduce visitors and result in less money spent at convenience stores, sporting goods stores, campgrounds and restaurants. It just doesn’t make economic sense.” The natural gas industry contends the method has been used safely for decades.
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High food prices are about to become worse WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are noticing higher prices at the grocery store, and it’s about to get worse. Food prices at the wholesale level rose last month by the most in 36 years. Cold weather accounted for most of it, forcing stores and restaurants to pay more for green peppers, lettuce and other vegetables, but meat and dairy prices surged, too. The big questions are how long food prices will keep rising and how high they’ll go. The impact is already visible. Wendy’s, paying higher prices for tomatoes, now puts them on hamburgers only by request. Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts have raised prices because they pay more for coffee beans. Supermarkets warn customers that produce may be of lower quality, or limited. “It has thrown the whole industry into a tizzy,” says Dan Bates, director of merchandising for the produce division of grocery chain Supervalu Inc. Food prices rose 3.9 percent last month, the most since November 1974. Most of the increase was because harsh winter freezes in Florida, Texas and other Southern states, which damaged crops. At the same time, global prices for corn, wheat, soybeans, coffee and other commodities have risen sharply in the past year. That’s raised the price of animal feed, which has pushed up the cost of eggs, ground beef and milk. Paul Ashworth, an economist at Capital Economics, says his firm has warned since last summer that spikes in commodity prices would eventually work their way down to wholesalers and consumers, “and here it is. There is plenty more to come over the next few months.” Crop prices began to increase last summer, after droughts slammed harvests in Russia and several other countries. Sharp growth in new world economic powers like India and China has also increased demand. Overall, the producer price index, which tracks price changes before they reach the consumer, rose 1.6 percent in February, the Labor Department said Wednesday. That’s double the rise from the previous month and the biggest increase since June 2009. The in-
dex is adjusted to account for seasonal variations. More expensive food means people have less money for the casual spending that helps the economy grow and create jobs. And it adds to growing concerns about inflation down the road, still a worry two years after the Great Recession. Another is the weak housing market, which most economists say is years away from a full recovery. The government said Wednesday that home construction plunged in February to the lowest level since April 2009 and the second-lowest in more than a half-century. The stock market dropped sharply on the disappointing U.S. economic reports and growing concerns about Japan’s nuclear crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average fell by more than 240 points, or 2 percent. Hints of steeper food prices will likely show up in the government’s report on consumer prices, due out Thursday. The consumer price index is forecast to rise 0.4 percent, the same as the previous two months, but the wholesale report caused several economists to warn it could be higher. Many economists expect food prices to keep rising through the end of the year. Consumer food prices will be about 5 percent higher this fall than the previous time last year, according to RBC Capital Markets. That’s up from the current annual pace of about 2 percent. Food prices are already the highest since the U.N. began keeping track in 1990. Corn prices have almost doubled since last summer, although they did dip this week after Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. The harsh winter took a toll on restaurants, grocery stores and consumers. Normally if there is a shortage of one product in Florida, such as green peppers, companies can turn to Mexico or Texas. But all the major vegetable producing regions were harmed. That has led to everything from smaller heads of lettuce to higher prices for bananas and scarred fruit. “This year was basically a perfect storm,” says Supervalu’s Bates, who hopes things will improve now that the spring growing season is almost here.
Struggling nuclear crisis rattles financial markets NEW YORK (AP) — Financial markets were jolted for a third day Wednesday by fears that a partial meltdown may have occurred at a nuclear plant in Japan. Stocks erased nearly all of their gains for the year. The losses were broad. Each of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones industrial average fell, with IBM Corp. and General Electric Co. losing the most. All 10 company groups in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, the basis for most U.S. mutual funds, lost ground. Stocks dropped sharply in midmorning trading after the European Union’s energy chief was quoted as saying that Japan’s nuclear crisis could get worse. Japan’s economy, the third-largest in the world after the U.S. and China, accounts for about 10 percent of U.S. exports. Treasury prices jumped, sending yields to their lowest levels this year as investors piled into investments seen as being more stable. One measure of stock market volatility, the CBOE Market Volatility Index, jumped 18 percent in a sign that investors expect more wild swings. “Investors are moving away from anything that has an element of risk with it because they don’t know what’s happening in Japan,” said Bill Stone, chief investment strategist at PNC Wealth Management. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 242.12, or 2 percent, to 11,613.30. It was the worst drop since Aug. 11. The Dow has now lost 3.6 percent over the past three days, its worst three-day loss since last July.
The S&P index fell 24.99, or 1.9 percent, to 1,256.88. The S&P is now down 0.1 percent for the year, having been up as much as 6.8 percent in February. When dividends are included, however, the index has had a total return of 2.4 percent for the year, according to FactSet. The Nasdaq composite index fell 50.51 or 1.9 percent, to 2,610. It is now down 1.4 percent for the year. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell as low as 3.15 percent, the lowest level this year. In late trading the yield edged up to 3.21 percent. Japan temporarily suspended work at a stricken nuclear plant after a surge in radiation made it too dangerous for workers to remain there. That came a day after Japan’s prime minister said four crippled reactors at a nuclear power plant were leaking dangerous amounts of radiation. In the U.S., homebuilders tumbled after the Commerce Department reported that new home construction fell to the second-lowest level on record in February, reflecting weak demand. Homebuilders Lennar Corp. and D.R. Horton Inc. each fell more than 2 percent. Wholesale prices rose last month by the most in nearly two years due to higher energy costs and the biggest increase in food prices in 36 years. Shares of companies affected by higher food costs fell. Three stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Consolidated volume came to 5.8 billion shares.
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Hope, loss in Japan’s search for 8,000 missing NATORI, Japan (AP) — Line after line, a list on the wall of city hall reveals the dead. Some are named. Others are identified only by a short description. Female. About 50. Peanuts in left chest pocket. Large mole. Seiko watch. Male. 70-80 years old. Wearing an apron that says “Rentacom.” One set catches the eye of Hideki Kano, a man who appears to be in his 30s. “I think that’s my mom!” he says. He rushes out into the snow, headed for a makeshift morgue. The list in Natori, and others along Japan’s northeast coast, will only get longer. Five days after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami, the official death toll is more than 4,300. More than 8,000 people are still missing, and hundreds of national and international rescue teams are looking for them. In the industrial town of Kamaishi, 70 British firefighters in bright orange uniforms clamber over piles of upturned cars to search a narrow row of pulverized homes. They wear personal radiation detectors amid fears of leaks from damaged nuclear plants far to the south. One woman’s body is found wedged beneath a refrigerator in a two-story home pushed onto its side. “Today and tomorrow there is still hope that we will find survivors,” says Pete Stevenson, head of the British rescue crews. “We’ll just keep on carrying out the searches.” Those seeking loved ones have posted hopeful notes in temporary shelters and other public places. They cover the front windows of Natori City
Local people arrange a blanket to keep warm in a school gymnasium being used as a center for people to stay at whose homes were damaged by the tsunami in Ofunato, Japan, Wednesday. Two search and rescue teams from the U.S. and a team from the U.K. with combined numbers of around 220 personnel searched the town for survivors Wednesday to help in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. Hall, blocking the view inside: “I’m looking for an old man, 75 years old, please call if you find him.” “Kento Shibayama is in the health center in front of the public gym.” “To Miyuki Nakayama: Everyone in your family is OK! We can’t use our mobile phones, so you can’t call us, but we’re all here. If you can come home, please come! We’re praying for you.” City officials have posted a list of 5,000 people staying at shelters. Yu Sato, 28, snapped photos of the names. “I’ll post them on the Internet so people living far away can check,” he says. In Otsuchi town, Reiko Miura conducts her own search. She’s looking for a 50-year-
AP: US spy drones flown over Mexico since 2009 MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been surreptitiously flying Predator drones into Mexico for two years, helping Mexican authorities spy on suspected drug traffickers, The Associated Press has learned. The border security agency’s surveillance flights, approved by Mexico but never announced by either country, predate occasional flights into Mexico by the U.S. Air Force’s $38 million Global Hawk drone that began last month. Mexico’s National Security Council said in a statement Wednesday that unmanned aircraft have flown over Mexico on specific occasions, mainly along the border with the U.S., to gather information at the request of the Mexican government. The flights expand the U.S. role in the drug war, in which Americans already have been training Mexican soldiers and police as well as cooperating on other intelligence. “When these operations are carried out, they are always done with the authorization, oversight and supervision of national agencies, including the Mexican Air Force,” the council said. It said Mexico always defines the objectives, the information to be gathered and the specific tasks in which
the drones will be used and insisted the operations respected Mexican law, civil and human rights. The drones “have been particularly useful in achieving various objectives of combating crime and have significantly increased Mexican authorities’ capabilities and technological superiority in its fight against crime,” the council said. The drones, which cost more than $10 million each, are equipped with cameras that can identify an object the size of a milk carton, provide real-time images to ground control operators and can fly for more than 30 hours without having to refuel, according to the U.S. Congressional Research Service. The Global Hawk drone operations were first reported Wednesday by The New York Times, which said they began last month under an agreement between President Barack Obama and Mexico’s leader, Felipe Calderon. AP’s reporting found that similar operations using a different kind of drone have been going on since 2009. The flights were quickly criticized by some Mexican politicians, who have often been sensitive to the involvement of U.S. agencies on Mexican soil.
old nephew who couldn’t flee the tsunami because of a work injury that had phyiscally disabled him. His mother – Miura’s sister – asked her to look for her son. But for the 68-year-old woman, it is a struggle just to recognize the neighborhood, now a sea of mud punctuated by tossed cars and mounds of debris. “I’m pretty sure that my family home is here. It was a big house,” she says upon reaching a pile of rubble in a location that feels familiar. But there’s no sign of her nephew, and she trudges back across the mud, unsure what to tell her sister. The devastation is of such magnitude that it is hard to imagine some of the communities ever being rebuilt. Town
after town has been wiped away. Each curve in the road opens onto a new scene of destruction – a van balanced precariously on the railing of a Buddhist temple, a handbag inside an overturned washing machine. Kesen is virtually a ghost town. Miyuki Kanno, who lives a few miles (kilometers) away, rode his bicycle down a mudand water-choked section of road looking for information about missing relatives. He guessed it would take 20 years for Kesen to come back. “Your hometown is your hometown. They’ll rebuild. I don’t know if the young people will come back, but they’ll rebuild,” he says.
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day responsibly Today is St.Patrick’s Day – the one day of the year when our city of Gold and Blue turns a bright Irish-inspired shade of green. Students walk around campus dressed head to toe in green to avoid being pinched, poked or punched. As soon as classes end for the day, the campus will be bare, and downtown High Street will look like the Emerald City. In the U.S. we are long re-
moved from the days when St. Patrick’s Day was observed as a day of religious remembrance. It is now a holiday associated with Irish cultural heritage and pride, but it is more commonly regarded as a day for celebrations, green beer and binge drinking. Contrary to popular belief, binge drinking is not consuming alcohol by the gallon. The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention define binge drinking as a man having five or more alcoholic drinks and a woman having four or more in a short period of time. A “drink” constitutes 12 ounces of beer, one shot of vodka or 5 ounces of wine. When thinking about it that way, it is easy to say that a large percent of college students and adults binge drink on a regular basis. So, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day responsibly. If you know
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Facebook purging: Unfriending the friends who aren’t friends CHad wilcox columnist
Facebook has been around forever now – long enough to have entered the lexicon of almost every language, to start revolutions in multiple countries, to have a Daily Athenaeum column written about it at least once a week and most significantly, long enough for you to have accumulated way more friends than you have ever really had. When you have too many people involved in your life, virtual or otherwise, bad things happen – even with locked profiles. Your status updates become liabilities when you forget that people are watching. Your photo tags risk embarrassing others, and others’ yourself. So much for the paper trail; nowadays the task is losing the Facebook trail. There’s only one solution: a purge. You must eliminate the people in your social network who are no longer necessary or standing in your way of being the master of your Facebook news feed. For most of us, these expendable faux-friends represent probably three-fourths of our friends list. To give you the
courage to make these tough decisions, I have eulogized those who will never be my Facebook friends again. Goodbye girl I met at a wild party at one of my friend’s houses and talked to for a solid half-hour about Screech being the best “Saved by the Bell” character. Was that you? Did I meet you at that party? When did I even request to be your friend? Or did you request me? Alas, these questions are all rhetorical, for we will be friends no longer. Sorry, professor who I thought was cool because you friend-requested me my junior year. Everyone’s on Facebook now and I hadn’t taken into consideration that we would have no reason to communicate after the semester ended. In retrospect, it didn’t help my grade at all. Good luck on that thing you are researching. Farewell friend from high school who never talked to me in high school. I accepted your request because I was genuinely curious about where you had gone in life. It has become fairly evident by now that you haven’t gone anywhere. It was good seeing you again, people I met while traveling on my study abroad trip. We had some good times, doing those things in
those places with those other people. Unfortunately, I won’t be dropping by Bogota, Colombia, to hang out anytime soon or crashing on your couch in Mauritius. As soon as I figure out how to get Facebook to let me download those photos of me you tagged in your Amsterdam album, we will be parting ways forever, for the second time. Good riddance, dude whose name I don’t recognize. I think you got to me somewhere between when I was amassing as many Facebook friends as possible, and when companies realized they could pay people to serially befriend complete strangers in different networks in order to compile a database of contacts whose information could be sold to prospective employers or universities. The jig is up, data thief: The only person who I let steal and sell all of my personal information is Mark Zuckerberg. It was fun while it lasted, exgirlfriend, but your happy-golucky status updates, which usually contain “we” and “us,” plus the routine appearance of photos with you and a guy much more attractive than I in my news feed, have convinced me that our break up was not as eternally painful for you as it was for me, and it has be-
Making friends through sites like Facebook is a great way to have friends without the hassle of real relationships. come more than I can virtually endure. You said we could still be friends, but my Facebook account disagrees. I hope this is the last time I see your face, new boyfriend of ex-girlfriend. I friend-requested you out of jealousy, but judging by your profile photos, your education and work details, your activities and interests, it’s Facebook official: You are, in fact, better than me, and I’ve become too insecure to be Facebook friends with people like that.
I confess to creeping on you, hot girl who was in my class, who I never actually talked to, whose name was called for attendance the first week of the semester. I was going to talk to you, I promise, right after I checked to see if you were single. You weren’t, but even though you are now, the fact that you graduated and moved to California is probably a good sign for me to give up hope, and it is time to unfriend you.
Mom, I still love you, but because some of the things I did last weekend may have found their way onto my friends’ photo albums, we can’t be Facebook friends anymore. Hopefully, this will help others in similar predicaments rid themselves of Facebook friends who are merely just filler-friends. Facebook friends and real friends are two different things, and it is time we stopped pretending otherwise.
American government must take steps toward ending reliance oil The Maneater Editorial board The Maneater Uwire
Fuel is a hot commodity and one we Americans often underestimate in our relatively low-cost energy market. Our infrastructure, our politics and our very lifestyle are all designed with the need in mind to allocate energy the most efficiently. Even down to the level of college students, the energy market has countless strings that tie down finances and resources. We notice this most heavily in the price of gasoline. Often we bemoan the prices of fuel when they rise near the $4 per gallon mark, but we fail to realize that the U.S. actually enjoys relatively cheap fuel prices compared to nations like Great Britain or France who pay more than $7 per gallon. The U.S. government has been subsidizing oil compa-
nies for decades in order to offset the cost of gasoline to consumers. That means almost $40 billion in taxpayer money is paid directly to oil companies for fuel each year. We are one of the few countries who do this, and it begs the question – what if we allocated that money beyond oil? A new wave of hybrids and fully electric vehicles has recently become available to consumers, and they seem to be catching on fairly well. But the technology is only a newcomer in an arena of giants. A bill recently died in Congress that proposed cutting oil subsidies completely. Undoubtedly, doing so would increase the costs of fuel. But what if we took the $40 billion and gave it back to consumers, in the form of credits households could use to purchase an electric vehicle. House Republicans were responsible for killing the “Ending Big Oil Tax Subsidies” Act, but it almost cer-
tainly traces back even farther to energy lobbyists infecting legislation. How long is it going to take for us to realize we’ve been mucking around in oil long enough? Politicians continue to stall legislation that would release the death grip oil companies have on the energy market. How does that benefit us or count as forward thinking? We have no excuses for staying grounded in oil like we are. We are a progressive society, and the technology is there. The answer to stymieing oil subsidies is to cut off demand for oil itself, and that’s where our generation can succeed. It’s simple. Cutting oil subsidies will cause the price of gasoline to increase toward its natural equilibrium. The high price will necessarily shrink demand for oil and create massive demand for non-oil dependant transportation. Taking the money from oil subsidies, and giving it to households for electric cars in a cash-for-clunkers-esque
manner would give the autoindustry more than enough incentive to innovate away from oil in order to make massive gains off the new clean energy market’s demand. Rallying around high-speed rail development and promoting infrastructure changes to accommodate more clean energy use are just a couple ways we can move away from this archaic age of oil. It’s our generation who is ultimately responsible for realizing enough is enough, that the oil fad should have died decades ago. The technology is there, has been there for a long time, and there’s no reason for us to continue driving our parents’ cars. If we are to call ourselves a progressive generation, we can’t allow oil companies to continue weighing us down. If we create the demand, the market will follow. Students need to realize they in fact do carry enough influence to change demand, and ultimately, the way we consume energy
In this July 17, 2009 file photo, an Iraqi worker operates valves at the Nahran Omar oil refinery near the city of Basra 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.
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Rapper Nate Dogg dies at 41 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer Nate Dogg, whose near monotone crooning anchored some of rap’s most seminal songs and helped define the sound of West coast hip-hop, has died at age 41. Nate Dogg, whose real name was Nathaniel D. Hale, died Tuesday of complications from multiple strokes, said Attorney Mark Geragos. Nate Dogg wasn’t a rapper, but he was an integral figure in the genre: His deep voice wasn’t particularly melodic, but its tone – at times menacing, at times playful, yet always charming – provided just the right touch on hits including Warren G’s “Regulate,” 50 Cent’s “21 Questions,” Dr. Dre’s “The Next Episode” and countless others. While Nate Dogg provided hooks for rappers from coast to coast, the Long Beach, Calif., native is best known for his contributions to the West Coast soundtrack provided by the likes of Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Tha Dogg Pound and more. Nate Dogg was even part of a “supergroup” featuring Snoop Dogg and Warren G, called 213. Nate Dogg, who had suffered at least two strokes since 2008, also put out his own solo projects but was best known for his collaborations with others. Last year, Warren G said Nate Dogg was in therapy but needed help. “Everybody just gotta keep him in their prayers, ‘cause he had two strokes and that’s real dangerous. And a lot of people don’t come back from that,” he said in an interview to HipHollywood. “’Cause the game needs him, I need him.” After word of his death spread, tributes poured in on Twitter. ”We lost a true legend n hip hop n rnb. One of my best friends n a brother to me since 1986 when I was a sophomore at poly high where we met,” Snoop Dogg tweeted Tuesday night. Like Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg got his start on Death Row when he was signed to
Nate Dogg poses for a photograph during arrivals to the BET Comedy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, Calif. Dogg, whose near monotone crooning anchored some of rap’s most seminal songs and helped define the sound of West coast hip-hop, has died from complications of multiple strokes. the groundbreaking label by Dr. Dre. Nate Dogg got his start singing in the local church choir. He dropped out of high school to join the Marines but after three years was dishonorably discharged. He briefly got involved with the drug trade before forming a musical group with Snoop and Warren G. It was Warren G who was credited with giving their music to Dr. Dre. Nate Dogg made his debut on Dr. Dre’s classic album “The Chronic,” and immediately distinguished himself with a trademarked sound: a low, steady croon that came across as intimidating as the rap verses. His vocals made him one of the most sought after collaborators for rap songs. Fifty Cent, who tapped Nate Dogg for his 2003 love song “21 Questions,” tweeted Tuesday: “I wrote the chorus to 21 questions I needed nate to sing it for me. He had a way of making everything feel hard.” Nate Dogg could be heard on songs ranging from Lu-
dacris’ “Area Codes” to Tupac Shakur’s “All About U” to Eminem’s “Shake That.” Even as times changed, and rappers came and went, he didn’t fall out of fashion. He faced several legal problems. In 1996, he was acquitted of an armed robbery charge; a jury deadlocked on another and he was not retried. In 2000, Nate Dogg was accused of trying to kidnap an ex-girlfriend, but those charges were dismissed. He pleaded no contest to gun possession and was sentenced to probation. In January of 2008, he suffered a debilitating stroke but a few months later was arrested for stalking and threatening his estranged wife. He appeared in court in a wheelchair. The charge was dropped a year later. Nate Dogg spent the last years of his life trying to rebound from his medical problems. “All dogs go to heaven ... RIP NATE DOGG,” tweeted Snoop Dogg.
Celine Dion answers questions during a press conference after her opening night performance at Caesar’s Palace.
Celine Dion returns to recession-hit Las Vegas with new performance
Hip hop artist Ne-Yo lands no. 1 movie but struggles with poor record sales NEW YORK (AP) — NeYo’s first three albums were Grammy Award-nominated, platinum successes. His latest effort, “Libra Scale,” could still be up for a Grammy next year, but it’s miles away from reaching platinum status. Since its November release, the disc has sold only 277,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which tracks music sales. The CD’s singles –“Beautiful Monster,” “Champagne Life” and “One In a Million” – failed to crack the Top 40. Ne-Yo says when recording “Libra Scale,” he focused more on the music videos instead of dedicating time to the songs. “It’s just that I didn’t get to pay as much attention to the music as I normally would because I was so focused on the story line that the album is based off of,” said Ne-Yo, who co-directed the video clips with Wayne Isham. “There was so much energy put into that, that when it came time to put the music together, you know, for one there wasn’t as much time and for two there wasn’t as much energy.” But Ne-Yo, who stars in the country’s No. 1 movie, said the musical concept was a chance for him to take a risk – and he’s OK with the outcome. “’Libra Scale’ was my opportunity to do some things I’ve never done before,” he said. “There are so many firsts (and) I think that had a lot to do with why the album came out the way it did, and I’m not in any way saying that I think the album is bad. I don’t think the album’s bad at all, I think it’s a pretty solid album. ... Some people got (and understood) it. Some people didn’t. The majority of people didn’t.” The 31-year-old hit songwriter says he’s already begun work on a new album, to be released in September. “I’m stepping back to where it’s just about the music,” he said. “I’m going to let it be just about that, and you determine your own story from there.” Ne-Yo appears in the alien
Ne-Yo performs during his concert in Jakarta, Indonesia. invasion sci-fi film “Battle: Los Angeles,” which hit No. 1 at the box office over weekend with a $35.6 million debut. He filmed the movie over the summer, when he also was working on “Libra Scale.” “You know I was kind of back and forth with (both projects),” he said. “It’s almost impossible to take the amount of focus to shoot a film like this and the amount of focus it takes to put an album together and do them at the same time. ... I won’t say that was why the `Libra Scale’ album didn’t do as well as I expected it to, but I will say it had a lot to do with me not being able to pay as much attention to the process of putting together the `Libra
Scale’ album, you know, because my focus was absolutely in another place in regards to this film.” Ne-Yo said he was mainly attracted to the role in “Battle: LA,” about a Marine platoon fighting aliens intent on colonizing Earth, because it didn’t require him to use his musical talents. But that didn’t come without challenges. “The cool thing about a lot of the actors is that everybody kind of wanted to do their own stunts,” said Ne-Yo, who plays Cpl. Kevin Harris in the movie. “Everybody wanted to get in there and get their hands dirty to a fault. I did my own stunts, and I’ve got the bruises and slipped disc to prove it.”
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Celine Dion has returned to the Las Vegas stage in a parade of sparkly dresses with thigh-hit slits, a stage full of trumpeters, violinists and drummers, and a special appearance by Stevie Wonder. The French-Canadian crooner sang the romantic opuses that made her an international star, including “My Heart Will Go On” and “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now,” in her encore performance Tuesday night at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. She also shared a pre-recorded duet with Wonder to his “Overjoyed.” “Was that neat or what?” Dion told the concert hall of more than 4,000 people as a hologram of Wonder faded from the stage. A lot is riding on this sequel performance. Dion, who gave birth to twin boys nearly five months ago, is tending to an expanded family while trying to mirror or surpass her previous success in a city that has yet to pry itself free from the embrace of a brutal recession. The new three-year production pays tribute to Old Hollywood, with a 31-person orchestra dressing the stage, including an entourage of guitarists, back-up singers, drummers and a pianist, all clad in black tuxedos and gowns. Gone are the Cirque du Soleil-style dancers and theatrics that saw Dion harnessed to a cable and flown in the air during her previous, fiveyear stint at the Colosseum that ended in 2007. “From Michael Jackson to James Bond to ‘Mr. Paganini,’ it’s so different, and it’s so classy, and it’s fun,” Dion told The Associated Press before the show. “Different flavor. Different colors of music.” She performed songs made famous by Jackson, Billy Joel and Ella Fitzgerald. There was also a mod homage to James Bond and a “Smooth Criminal” jam session. A chandelier twinkled above the stage during a performance of “Because You Loved Me,” smoke licked at Dion’s heels during “All by Myself,” and in a haunting mid-concert rendition of Jacques Brel’s “Ne Me Quitte Pas,” Dion tearfully contemplated the loss of a lover in her native French. The concert hall swelled at the emotion. Women cried, cheered on their feet
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and wiped their eyes dry. Caesars Palace President Gary Selesner said executives initially questioned reopening the show amid Nevada’s 14.2 percent unemployment, the highest in the nation. Caesars lost $831.1 million last year, or roughly $3.5 million more than its net income in 2009. In comparison, the unemployment rate in Nevada was 5.2 percent in 2003, when Dion’s first stint, “A New Day,” opened in Las Vegas. Despite the recession since, “people still want to see the big stars get on the stage and sing their hits,” Selesner said. For the opening performance, Dion wore a bedazzled white strapless gown and belted out Journey’s “Open Arms” on a stage dressed in sheer curtains. As she approaching the booming chorus, the curtains dropped to reveal rows of musicians across the stage. Later in the show, a video showed images of her oldest son blowing out his birthday candles, of the twins being baptized at a Las Vegas church, and performances by a young Dion at the dawn of her career. She donned seven outfits, most covered in glittery details, during the nearly twohour journey through her greatest hits. Dion also performed “Man in the Mirror” in a memorial to the belated Jackson, a longtime musical influence. She said he attended a performance of “A New Day,” then probed her about the experience. “He was probably interested in coming here and performing here,” Dion said. “I really wanted to kind of sing a few of his songs to tell people how big of a loss that is
for him to not be here any longer.” Dion was originally expected to start her new show at Caesars in June 2010, but five failed in-vitro fertilization attempts delayed those plans. She delivered twin sons Nelson and Eddy in October, and began rehearsing in January as she continued to breastfeed the babies and care for her 10-year-old son with the help of her mother, sister and a nanny. In that time, Dion also squeezed in a performance at the 83rd Academy Awards last month. “I didn’t think I would be ready after this pregnancy, but everything is smoother than I thought,” said Dion, who is living with her brood at Caesars while a nursery is added to her lakeside home outside Las Vegas. Before she left Caesars to launch a world tour in 2008, “A New Day” grossed more than $400 million over five years. Caesars spent $95 million to build the Colosseum for Dion in 2003, complete with a humidifier to protect her voice. The show opened to bad reviews, but was a commercial triumph. The new show is poised to become another hit, Selesner said. Ticket purchases have so far exceeded the pace of sales for “A New Day,” and executives expect Dion to drive convention business, room rentals, travel to Las Vegas, room rates and restaurant sales. Dion said she tries not to dwell on the tall expectations. “I want people to come and not feel disappointed. That’s my most important job,” said Dion. “I personally don’t think I have anything to do with the economy.”
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Continual WELLNESS PROGRAMS on topics such as nutrition, sexual health and healthy living are provided for interested student groups, organizations or classes by WELL WVU Student Wellness and Health Promotion. For more information, visit www.well.wvu.edu/wellness. WELL WVU STUDENT HEALTH is paid for by tuition and fees and is confidential. For appointments or more information, call 304-293-2311 or visit www.well.edu.wvu/medical. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets nightly in the Morgantown and Fairmont areas. For more information, call the helpline at 800-766-4442 or visit www.mrscna.org. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets daily. To find a meeting, visit www.aawv.org. For those who need help urgently, call 304-291-7918. CARITAS HOUSE, a local nonprofit organization serving West Virginians with HIV/AIDS, needs donations of food and personal care items and volunteers to support all aspects of the organization’s activities. For more information, call 304-985-0021. CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING SERVICES are provided for free by the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. A walkin clinic is offered weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services include educational, career, individual, couples and group counseling. Please visit www.well.wvu.edu to find out more information. SCOTT’S RUN SETTLEMENT HOUSE, a local outreach organization, needs volunteers for daily programs and special events. For more information or to volunteer, contact Adrienne Hines at vc_srsh@hotmail. com or 304-599-5020. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN needs volunteers. WIC provides education, supplemental foods and immunizations for pregnant women and children under 5 years of age. This is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. For more information, contact Michelle Prudnick at 304598-5180 or 304-598-5185. FREE RAPID HIV TESTING is available on the first Monday of every month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Caritas House office located at 391 Scott Ave. Test results are available in 20 minutes and are confidential. To make an appointment, call 304293-4117. For more information, visit www.caritashouse.net. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a United Way agency, is looking for volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-onone community-based and school-
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based mentoring programs. To volunteer, contact Sylvia at 304983-2823, ext. 104 or e-mail email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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, passions are high and sarcasm could run rampant. Be sensitive to new possibilities that come through partners and associates. You could be a little taken aback, as you might have to defer more often than not. Often, you have to clear a veil of confusion. If you are single, you meet people with ease. You don’t need to jump into a relationship. From the summer on, you will connect more easily. If you are attached, enjoy the backand-forth mental exchanges. VIRGO often challenges your thought process.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHH Your sensitivity is needed when dealing with a child or loved one. People don’t realize how tuned in you are, which is why you are moody more times than not. Don’t commit to anything before checking out the costs. OK? Tonight: Treat yourself.
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHHH Your playfulness merges with your imagination. How can anyone hold you back? Especially if you were born Irish. An ability to synthesize what others say helps sort out mixed or confusing communication. Curb your temper. Tonight: It is obvious, isn’t it? Paint the city green. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHH You are trying to keep the lid on a personal issue. The problem is, a friend might be working against you, not intentionally, and the lid will blow. Sort through what needs to be said and what is appropriate. Tonight: Be Irish at home. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHHH You have a way or style about you that attracts many people, and most certainly at this moment. If you can get out of work early, by all means, do. You might want to paint the town green with like-minded Irish people (even if you are Irish for only one day!). Tonight:
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Someone around you could be vested in maintaining a haze around him- or herself. Wait until you have a more reality-bound type of perspective. Note a tendency to be sarcastic and sometimes critical. Think before saying anything. Tonight: Don’t kid yourself about a relationship. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHH Know when to step back and allow others to express their thoughts and ideas. Could you be ever so slightly overwhelmed? Honor those feelings and do step back. You will know when enough is enough. Tonight: If Irish, celebrate at home. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHHH Your ability to adjust and make the best of difficult situations emerges. A certain element of pie-in-the-sky thinking surrounds you and those you care about. Don’t worry about it. You simply need to be aware of a distortion. Tonight: Where people are wearing green! SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHH Whether you like it or not, you are in the limelight. Your ability to understand others and get to the bottom on an issue emerges. Understand how much
you will have to give in order to complete a project or task your way. Tonight: Celebrating, whether you are Irish or not. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHHH Reach out for those at a distance. You also might need to discuss an important matter with an expert or someone who often plays the role of devil’s advocate. Either way, you solidify your thinking. Start thinking “vacation.” Tonight: Follow the music. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH Relate to others directly, knowing full well what the end results could be. Understanding evolves to a new level as a result. Know that partners don’t need to agree with each other, but you do need to respect each other’s views. Tonight: Dinner for two. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHHH Defer to others. Though you might not be sure they have the right path, you need to find out. Remain supportive rather than give them your opinion. A misunderstanding can easily be straightened out. Know when to pull back. Tonight: Relax. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH You might be left holding the bag today as others seem to stomp out of work, not quite completing this or that. Remain optimistic as you talk through a logistics problem. A close associate or friend emerges with a solution. Tonight: Join a co-worker. BORN TODAY Musician Paul Kantner (1941), actor Rob Lowe (1964), musician John Sebastian (1944)
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Laugh with these television delights from the Isle DAVID RYAN A&E EDITOR
Ireland isn’t just about nefarious leprechauns. Take a break from the brew and unwind with some of the Emerald Isle’s comedy greats.
‘THE IT CROWD’
‘GRAHAM NORTON SHOW’
The setup for the show sounds fairly strange: Three priests and their housekeeper serve a small parish on a remote island. Of course, the island is full of eccentrics, including the priests themselves.
Bernard Black runs a bookstore. Except, he doesn’t want to sell any books. Content with reading his entire shop with a bottle of wine and a hangover, his ideal world is one of recluse.
‘Have you tried turning it on and off again?’ Who would have thought the world of an IT department in the basement of a megacorporation could be so funny?
Though not distinctly Irish, Ardal O’Hanlon’s performance as the clueless superhero Thermoman is amazing.
However, his zany neighbor Fran and clueless shopkeeper Mannie won’t let him relax as craziness and eccentricity consume their lives. Dylan Moran’s surly character is a treat in a world of insanity.
Roy, Moss and Jen don’t want to do much work (similar to ‘Black Books’ ) and often devise elaborate ways to completely avoid it. A farce twist on the office sitcom, the emphasis is on doing as little as possible.
Graham Norton has a fairly limited exposure in America. His various talk shows have aired on BBC America since its beginnings in 1998, but he’s probably mostly known for his short time on Comedy Central in an American version of his show.
The show is a much-loved, often-repeated classic that doesn’t delve into the controversial side of the church but rather the disorganization of organized religion and gentle humor.
In a sleepy English village, one nurse’s life is changed as the superhero with the Irish brogue saves her. Enamored with her, Thermoman – posing as health food salesman George – exposes her to a world of supervillains and, eventually, super babies.
Norton’s chat shows stray from the typical format, resembling more of a conversation ... that just happens to get really smutty and completely ridiculous.
A taste of an Irish menu: How to cook a quick and easy Irish lamb stew by david ryan A&e editor
Don’t feel like hitting the town tonight? Don’t feel like trying to find table space at a popular restaurant overrun by all things green, yet want to experience some Irish culture? Look no further than this simple, easy-to-make Irish stew from a family recipe. For those who may not have had lamb before, it is available at local grocery stores. It may be a little pricey, but at one day a year, it’s not too much of an extravagance – especially for the authenticity.
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 1 hour
INGREDIENTS • Eight lamb chops (small) • 1 tsp salt • 1/2 tsp pepper • 1 tsp parsley • 1tsp rosemary • 1 tsp thyme • 2 bay leaves • 1 pound potatoes about four or five (small bite size pieces) • 1 large onion (chopped) • 1 or 2 ribs of celery (chopped) • 2 carrots chopped • 1 1/2 cups of peas • 1 tsp vegetable oil • 1/2 cup pearl barley
DIRECTIONS 1. Heat vegetable oil in a pan 2. Saute onions, celery and carrots in a large pan, set aside brown lamb chops on both sides. 3. Add chops and sauteed vegetables to large saucepan or dutch oven. 4. Add enough water to cover chops, add rest of ingredients 5. Bring to boil. 6. Simmer for about an hour, check to see if more water is needed. 7. Check seasoning before serving, add more if needed (remove bay leaves). This item is best cooked in a slow cooker after browning the lamb. Best served with a slice of plain Irish soda bread.
‘Riding Hood’ update an angsty take on the classic fairy tale
Amanda Seyfried stars as Valerie in the romantic fantasy thriller ‘Red Riding Hood.’ (AP) — “Red Riding Hood” aims not for little girls who want to hear a fairy tale before they go to sleep at night, but rather for teenage girls who want a soapy melodrama full of angst and hair product – with some supernatural flourishes thrown in, just to make things extra sexy. Does that sound vaguely familiar to you? It should. “Red Riding Hood” suggests what it might look like if the kids from “Twilight” got dressed up and went to the Renaissance Faire. And that is not a good thing. Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first “Twilight” movie – which set a record for the biggest opening ever by a female director with nearly $70 million – is working from a script by “Orphan” writer David Leslie Johnson, which takes this classic story and turns it into a medieval love triangle. Hardwicke’s early films, “Thirteen” and “Lords of Dogtown,” felt stripped-down and immediate, and they vividly conveyed the restlessness of youth. “Red Riding Hood” sort of hints at that in the character of Valerie (Amanda Seyfried), who’d rather be with the bad boy she loves than the good guy she’s been arranged to marry.
She knows that Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), a hunky woodcutter, is wrong for her, but she longs to run away with him, rather than live a safe, comfortable life with Henry (Max Irons), a hunky blacksmith. They all live in a tiny village on the edge of a dark, dangerous forest, where everyone’s more on edge than usual following the latest werewolf attack. Hardwicke depicts the place in haunted fashion, with scenery and lighting that often have a misty, ethereal, almost otherworldly glow. But then the set design feels super chintzy, like something you’d see in a theme park. The Big Bad Wolf itself, meanwhile, is rendered with CGI work that looks so distractingly fake and disconnected from the rest of the film, it’s hard to take this creature seriously. The menfolk think they’ve hunted down the wolf and killed it. Gary Oldman, who’s perfectly slimy as a clergyman with questionable ethics, warns them that they’re wrong, and that they shouldn’t let their guards down just yet. But, of course, they do – with a wild, drunken party, no less – which makes them all even
more vulnerable when the wolf strikes again. Oldman, as Father Solomon, suggests they shouldn’t waste their time looking for the wolf outside the village, because he (or she!) lurks among them, hidden in human form. Hence, “Red Riding Hood” becomes a whodunit, with plenty of red herrings. Could it be Peter or Henry? Valerie’s mother (Virginia Madsen as a social climber with a secret) or grandmother (Julie Christie as a bohemian outsider)? Maybe it’s Valerie’s dad (Billy Burke, who just happens to play Kristen Stewart’s dad in the “Twilight” movies). The wolf does have a soft spot for Valerie – and who could blame it? She’s gorgeous, with the contrast of her porcelain skin, big blue eyes and that striking red hood against the snowy backdrop. But with everyone feeling so paranoid and mistrustful, Valerie’s spiritual connection with the wolf makes her a suspect. This is the perfect time for the guys in this love triangle to step up and prove themselves – and they’d probably be shirtless more often if the film didn’t take place in winter.
Pictured: An Irish lamb stew.
Continued from page 8 potatoes, kale or cabbage. Meanwhile Mario’s Fishbowl on Richwood Avenue, will be serving corned beef, cabbages with new potatoes, potato soup and green beer. Karen Furfari, co-owner of Mario’s Fishbowl, is Irish. The restaurant will draw on that heritage for menu items. Such offerings have been popular in the past, said co-owner, and Karen’s husband, Mark Furfari. “We previously have had 75 or so people. Mario’s is a popular place,” he said. “We have an intimate and small setting.” In addition, Boston Beanery will be serving a traditional Irish platter from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. of green eggs and ham. Later on, there will be a platter consisting of corned beef and cabbage, Irish pie, haluski, and Irish potatoes.
Irish pie is a combination of chicken, pork sausage and cheese. Haluski is a polish dish made of fried noodles and sweet cabbage. At Cafe Bacchus, Chef Heath Finnell will be serving homemade corned beef and cabbage. The Irish are traditionally agricultural people which explains that most of the traditional Irish meals are hearty dishes of corned beef, cabbage, soda bread, stews and even Irish coffee. The meals are meant to be filling after a day of hard labor or a night at the pub. Irish coffee is a St. Patrick’s day conventional cocktail of coffee, sugar, whiskey and cream. Drinks will not be sparse on St. Patrick’s Day in Morgantown either. Bent Willey’s, de Lazy Lizard and Boston Beanery will all be having green beer and green Jell-O shots, as well. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Maxwell’s, located on Wall Street, is known for its St. Patrick’s day dinner specials.
Morgantown restaurants prepare Irish inspired meals by ashlie walter A&E writer
St. Patrick’s Day is usually synonymous with a glass or two of beer, but there is a lot more to it than alcohol. The most common food items served on St. Patrick’s Day are corned beef, cabbage and some form of potatoes. Maxwell’s, a restaurant well known for its St. Patrick’s day specials, expects to have many customers to-
day after the success of last year. “It was insanity. We ran completely out of food by 6:30 (p.m.),” said Becky Ellenbogen, manager of Maxwell’s restaurant. Maxwell’s will be serving the traditional corned beef, cabbage and horseradish sauce with Colcannon and Irish soda bread. Colcannon is an Irish dish consisting of mashed
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The Davisson Brothers Band will perform at PJ Kelly’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in Clarksburg, W.Va., to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day.
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With 25 years under its belt, Stewed Mulligan has been providing local bar, festivals and It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and get-togethers with the best folk aside from tankards of green and fiddle music this area has to beer, Morgantown is over- offer. The show begins at 10 p.m. flowing with music. Here is a guide of some of the St. Patty’s PJ Kelly’s in Clarksburg Dangermuffin, Larry Keel hotspots: and the Natural Bridge, and Davisson Brothers Band 123 Pleasant Street J. Marinelli, Brian Porter- (21+) field & Haggard Wulf (18+) Those wanting the authentic Always a scene for live mu- Irish experience should head sic, 123 Pleasant Street will be to PJ Kelly’s Irish Pub and Resthrowing a St. Patty’s Day Bash taurant in Clarksburg, W.Va for a three-act live show. with local legend J. Marinelli. He’ll be coming out of his Starting at 6 p.m. is couple-month hibernation D a n g e r m u f f i n from to bring some of his new and Folly Beach, S.C. Three records old folk/punk favorites to the strong, the trio Dangermuffin people. plays the best of acoustic and Promising a raucous time, Americana. Marinelli has high hopes for At 9:30 p.m., bluegrass phethe night. nomenon Larry Keel and the “I think it’s going to be a Natural Bridge will sweep the lot more enjoyable than any- stage with their quick-picking where else in Morgantown,” Appalachian flair. The night ends with the said Marinelli. “I’m tremendously excited.” country rock West Virginia Opening the night will be boys, the Davisson Brothers country anti-folk duo Haggard Band, who flew into the counWulf followed by Brian Porter- try music spotlight with its sinfield, and Marinelli himself. gle “Big City Hillbilly.” Cover is Show starts at 10 p.m. with a $4 until 7 p.m., and $10 from 7 $5 cover. p.m. until close. a&e writer
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Dropkick Murphys bleed green on latest album alex mcpherson a&e Writer
What St. Patrick’s Day would be complete without Celtic punk? Luckily, the Dropkick Murphys have you covered with their new album “Going Out in Style.” Four years since their last release, “The Meanest of Times,” their seventh studio album does not disappoint as it takes a concept album spin, following the fictitious Cornelius Larkin as he muses from his own grave. Using the band’s family folklore and personal experiences, Larkin tells tales of his own wake and who he was in life. “Cornelius has passed on to the other side, and the album
becomes a retrospective of his life,” said Ken Casey, bassist and vocalist, he told the Mog Music Network. The ghost has a grand ’ole time giving a no holds barred account of his views while backed by blazing Celtic bagpipes. While the folk/punk Irish boys may not be everyone’s taste, the smart lyrics and energetic rhythms make the Dropkick Murphys’ new effort a class act. The single “Going Out in Style” is a rambunctious retelling of Larkin’s wake as he see’s old friends and unwelcome enemies paying their last respects. In true Irish fashion, the event is a party in itself where even Larkin doesn’t care what happens as long as everyone is having a good time. “You can stack me on a pyre and soak me down with whis-
key. Roast me to a blackened crisp and throw me in a pile. I could really give a s----. I’m going out in style.” “Broken Hymns” uses a pipe and snare drum to aid the story of the boys lost to the civil war. The still speedy dirge recounts close family ties and the sadness as the coffins roll into the station via train. The most bagpipe-heavy track of the album is “Deeds Not Words,” a slightly comical rant accusing one man of being a liar and a traitor. His odds don’t look good as the spirit of the song is more than a little angry. “Where you going to run to? Where you going to hide? You’re running for the door now; no one’s getting out alive.” An album of Celtic creations is not going to please the Top 40 crowd, but for those of us who bleed green, “Going Out
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Team effort allows Mountaineers to sweep EKU Freshmen Marshall, Walter stay strong on the mound BY ETHAN ROHRBAUGH SPORTS WRITER
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West Virginia’s Mark Dvoroznak slides into home plate off a Dan DiBartolomeo single during the Mountaineers’ 8-5 Game One victory over Eastern Kentucky Wednesday.
Buckner, Gum combine for 8 hits, 8 RBI as WVU improves to 10-7 BY BRAD JOYAL SPORTS WRITER
Despite the cold temperatures, the West Virginia baseball team had its bats warmed up Wednesday, sweeping Eastern Kentucky 8-5 and 11-2 at Hawley Field. The Mountaineers (10-7) combined for 23 hits in their 59 at-bats to help win their seventh game in their last eight contests. It was the No. 4 and No. 5 hitters that led West Virginia at the plate. Shortstop Grant Buckner manned the clean up position with a 3-for-9 performance scoring three runs and adding three RBI. Designated hitter Jeremy Gum followed Buck-
ner’s strong performance with a 5-for-8 day at the plate, with five RBI. “I thought I was seeing the ball well,” Gum said. “I took some good swings and squared a couple balls up to find a couple gaps. I feel like everyone had great at-bats at the plate. There were always people on base.” West Virginia (10-7) had success from the first at-bat when left fielder Brady Wilson started the first game out with a line drive base hit. After loading the bases, Buckner picked up his first RBI of the day, giving the Mountaineers the lead. The team scored all eight runs of Game 1 in the first three innings, as freshman Marshall Thompson pitched his sec-
ond consecutive strong outing. Thompson was able to pitch all seven innings to secure his second straight victory, allowing just five runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts in his complete game performance. WVU head coach Greg Van Zant said his team’s strong display at the plate was evident from Wilson’s leadoff base hit. “Brady Wilson set the tone coming out and hitting a line drive,” Van Zant said. The Mountaineers were graced with another strong performance from freshman, Corey Walter, who pitched eight innings of two-run ball in Game 2, allowing eight runs while securing the second win of the day. The sweep improves West
Virginia’s 2011 home campaign 7-1 at Hawley Field. Gum said the familiarity of staying in one place has made the team more relaxed. “It’s good to sleep in your own bed,“ Gum said. “It’s nice to have a routine going and playing well at home. We love playing here, and although the weather hasn’t been too great, we’ve been getting some fans and hope to keep up our success at home.” Van Zant said being at home has allowed West Virginia to bounce back after a rocky first stretch of the season. “I don’t care what sport it is, you are better at home than you are on the road,” Van Zant said.
A shaky bullpen outing cost the West Virginia baseball team a four-game sweep of Rider last weekend. The Mountaineers didn’t need much of their bullpen Wednesday. WVU received a pair of quality starts from freshmen Marshall Thompson and Corey Walter to take both ends of their Wednesday twinbill against Eastern Kentucky. “The story of the day was really our pitchers,” said WVU head coach Greg Van Zant. “If you have enough pitching to pitch like that in your nonconference games then you’ve got a chance to win those games.” It was only the second career start for both Mountaineer hurlers. Thompson (2-0) worked all seven innings of the first game, giving up five runs on seven hits and striking out seven en route to an 8-5 victory for the home squad. The left-hander gave up a run in the first and three more in the third but settled in to hold the Colonels scoreless over the final four frames. “I started out a little shaky,” Thompson said. “But I settled down and got in a zone and got all my pitches working.” Walter (2-0) went eight strong innings for the sec-
ond consecutive outing, allowing just two runs on eight hits. He struck out five and walked just two. The WVU offense piled it on in support of the dominant right-hander, as the Mountaineers cruised to an 11-2 win. “I always just try to throw strikes,” Walter said. “But now I’m just focusing on getting some groundballs and letting my defense play behind me.” Freshman Ryan Tezak closed out the ninth inning for West Virginia as he faced four batters and struck out two in the bullpen’s only inning of work. It was Tezak’s second lateinning hold in as many outings this season. Late-inning pitching has been an area of concern for the Mountaineers early on, as the bullpen has collapsed to blow four leads in the eight frame or beyond, with the most recent coming against Rider Sunday. “Its always big if you don’t have to go through your bullpen,” Van Zant said. “We haven’t figured out yet who is going to take the ball in the ninth inning in big games, but I have a ton of confidence in Tezak and in all these guys. “I’m confident that somebody on this staff is going to step up and do that for us.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Five Mountaineer hopefuls head to Championships in search of a title By Matthew Peaslee Sports Writer
It’s been a long season for the West Virginia wrestling team. For five Mountaineer wrestlers, the hard work put in throughout the year will pay off. Shane Young, Nathan Pennesi, Brandon Rader, Donnie Jones and Matt Ryan will represent West Virginia in Philadelphia for the 2011 NCAA Wrestling Championships. The three-day event begins today. “We have five guys who have earned this right throughout the year and now are in the NCAA Tournament,” said WVU head coach Craig Turnbull. “It has been a successful year for them and I’m proud of them.” The goal for many grapplers at the beginning of the year is to win a championship for their team and themselves. While many set the bar high, originally, these dreams fall by the wayside throughout a grueling
season. To have the honor of fighting for a title is an achievement only few have the ability to attain. “Now they have an opportunity to pursue the goals they set at the beginning of the year,” Turnbull said. “They’ve wanted to stand at the podium and earn the right of all-American.” Three Mountaineers have been named national championships in the program’s history. Scott Collins from the 142-pound weight class became the school’s first national champion in 1991. Dean Morrison (175 pounds) won in 1994 and Greg Jones in 2004 and 2005. Jones, now a member of the coaching staff, is also the older brother to Donnie Jones who is going for his own title this season. Greg is also the only Mountaineer to be named the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler. It won’t be easy if any current
Mountaineer plans to add their name to that championship list, Turnbull said. But, the experience each has sustained this season should pay dividends on the mat. The Mountaineers took part in both the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and the Reno Tournament of Champions this season. Many teams West Virginia will face in the championships it has already faced earlier this season, including reigning national champion, Iowa. “The schedule has served them well, and they have proven they can wrestle well,” Turnbull said. “We expect good matches from all five of our guys.” Coming off of a second-place finish at the Eastern Wrestling League Championships two weeks ago, Turnbull hopes to see more production in finishing matches. Going into the national tournament, though, the veteran head coach is confident.
“There isn’t time to change much,” he said. “Every time you go out there, you learn something about yourself. They take that into the tournament. The group we’re taking up there this season will do well.” Rader (149 pounds) will face off in a rematch of his contest in the Las Vegas Invitational as he was placed against Michigan’s Eric Grajales, who beat Rader. If Young gets past first-round foe Steven Keith of Harvard in the 125-pound class, he will square off against No. 1 ranked Anthony Robles, who downed Young in the Vegas Invite. Ryan will face 10th-ranked Josh Ihnen of Nebraska while Donnie Jones will face thirdranked Tyler Caldwell of Oklahoma if the senior advances to the second round. Pennesi, meanwhile, will face Central Michigan’s Scott Sentes, who is ranked No. 11 in the country. email@example.com
Mountaineers begin outdoor season at Wake Forest By Derek Denneny Sports Writer
Just a week removed from the NCAA Indoor Track National Championships, the No. 16 West Virginia track team will open its outdoor portion of the season Friday at the Wake Forest Open. “Time to get back on the grind and work towards a Big East championship,” said WVU head coach Sean Cleary. “We
have a clean slate and a team that wants to win. It’s important we start off strong and continue strong throughout the season.” WVU will face off against stiff competition in Winston-Salem, N.C., including host Wake Forest, North Carolina and Duke. The outdoor portion of the season is totally unattached from the indoor portion the Mountaineers just completed. “We will have a few more
events now which is beneficial to the team,” Cleary said. “We have more opportunities for the members of this team to qualify for post-season events.” There are more field events in the outdoor meets, such as javelin, discus and hammer throw. The 10,000-meter run is also added to outdoor competition. The Mountaineers had two runners, Chelsea Carrier and Keri Bland, earn all-American
honors during the indoor season, but Cleary is hopeful for more to come in the outdoor season. “We’d love to have our entire team there (at Nationals), but I don’t think that’s too realistic,” he said. “We have to take it one step at a time. “First goal is a Big East championship. I think we have the tools to do it.” firstname.lastname@example.org
WVU Rifle earns 8 all-American honors Six West Virginia riflemen earned a combined eight National Rifle Association AllAmerican honors, the association announced Wednesday. Nicco Campriani, Andy Lamson, Tommy Santelli, Justin Pentz, Petra Zublasing and Kyle Smith were all honored. The six selections were the most of any team in the country. National champion Kentucky and TCU each had four selections. “These awards were deserved and a great way for the student-athletes to end their
seasons,” said WVU head coach Jon Hammond in a statement. Campriani, the 2011 NCAA air rifle champion, was named to the first-team smallbore and air rifle first teams. Zublasing earned first-team air rifle honors, but wasn’t eligible for smallbore all-American honors due to lack of smallbore matches Santelli was named to the smallbore and air rifle second teams. Lamson was picked for second-team air rifle, and Smith was a second-team smallbore selection. Pentz was an honor-
able mention air rifle recipient. The Mountaineers finished second place in the 2011 NCAA Rifle National Championships last week. Rowing begins spring season The West Virginia rowing team will begin its spring season on the road Saturday against North Carolina and George Mason. The meet will take place on Lake Wheeler in Raleigh, N.C. — Compiled by Brian Gawthrop
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Continued from page 16 can’t help but get excited because we want to win too.” Carey was pleased with Harlee’s development over the year. Coming off the bench, the freshman’s role has consistently increased throughout the season. She has played 316 minutes, despite being behind a team of five seniors and one junior. “You know what you’re going to get with Jess Harlee,” Carey said. “She comes in and plays hard, as hard as she can. She plays as hard as anybody we have on the team.” Kind words are not always easy to receive from Carey. But the coach’s willingness to put Harlee in pressure situations spoke for itself. “It built my confidence in the beginning,” she said. “I’m glad coach (Carey) saw me as a player who wanted to play, and I’m going to take the experience I got this year and build for the tournament and the next three years.” She has responded nicely to her bigger role. The freshman netted a crucial 3-pointer in the Big East Conference Tournament game against St. John’s, cutting the SJU lead to six with 2:26 remaining in the first half. The Mountaineers’ eventu-
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vulnerable to an upset. Ah, the confusion begins to set in. By adding the additional teams and games, the NCAA saw an opportunity to continue to cash in on student athletes, but in this case, it was the completely wrong decision. Sure, it is great that three more groups of student-athletes get the experience of playing in the tournament, but was that really the point of adding teams? Or, was it the extra television revenue that the NCAA knew that it could generate from adding the additional games? Unlike it had in its other highly profitable sport – college football – the NCAA had a championship design that was not affected solely by televi-
Continued from page 16 and then had a shootaround Wednesday night. Although WVU is losing a day of preparation, the team used the extra time to focus on themselves. “We have to do a better job of being more efficient on offense,” Huggins said. “If you have open shots and the players don’t make them, it’s not a good offense.” Another thing Huggins would like to see improve against Clemson is WVU ball handling. In his last two games, point
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in its practice. The Mountaineers prepared for both teams since Monday because of the play-in game format. “Hopefully, enough,” Huggins said when asked how much his team has learned about Clemson in the short amount of time. “I really like their team. They’ve got good perimeter shooters, they’ve got good ball handlers and they’ve got four or five bigs that all play very well.” Nevertheless, Huggins said
ally were eliminated from the tournament by the Red Storm, but she couldn’t have found her stroke at a better time with West Virginia entering the NCAA Tournament. Harlee averaged just 2.6 posts in her inaugural season with the Old Gold and Blue, but its her defensive presence and toughness that Carey is most impressed with. “She gets up the lane, she’ll rebound the ball, she’ll get knocked down and get right back up,” Carey said. Harlee has accumulated 54 rebounds and 19 steals, thus far. More importantly, she is lengthy enough to disrupt any team’s offensive game plan. The freshman has aspirations of becoming one of the best defensive players in the Big East. She says her inspiration is Sarah Miles and learned from the senior throughout the season. “Sarah does a great job of the defensive end and knows how to make her presence felt,” she said. “I’ve definitely looked up to her.” Moving forward, Carey is eager to expand Harlee’s role with the team. “I love her energy off the bench,” he said. “She does a lot of the dirty work, and she has accepted her role of doing that.” email@example.com
sion revenues. I am putting my money on the idea that the NCAA saw an opportunity for a quick cash grab. By making the current changes, the so-called nonprofit NCAA kept the integrity of the tournament, but it took the chance to take advantage of a few more student athletes. So, let’s stop the talk of future NCAA Tournament expansion and actually reduce the field back to 65 teams. Sometimes, change is not always better, and in this case, the NCAA made a mistake that can be corrected before things get out of hand. Before the NCAA Tournament becomes another great thing in college sports that is being ruined by those with a money-making agenda. firstname.lastname@example.org
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guard Joe Mazzulla has averaged 5.5 turnovers – this after averaging just 1.8 turnovers per game during the regular season. “We can’t win with that happening,” Huggins said. “When we were playing good and beating quality teams, we were taking care of the ball.” West Virginia is 3-1 all-time against Clemson with its last loss coming in 1994 at the WVU Coliseum. The Mountaineers last faced the Tigers in the 2007 NIT Championship at Madison Square Garden when WVU won 78-73.
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Field of 68 too many for tournament I admit, when talk of expanding the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament came about last season, I was onboard with the changes. First, the talk was to expand the field of teams from 65 to 96. One of the best, if not the greatest, spectacles in sports would grow by nearly a third, which meant more bracketcrunching, more mid-majors and more March Madness. It would have been fantastic, because let’s face it – in America, bigger is better. When the NCAA made the decision to change the tournament field from 65 to 68 teams, I was disappointed at first. I had envisioned the largest tournament field yet, with a possibility for even more upsets. Just three more bubble teams would get into the dance, which did little in my mind to improve the tournament. I saw the viability in that move, though, because if you are not one of the top 68 teams in the country, you probably should not have a chance to win the national title. Now, just a few days removed from what is being called the First Four of the NCAA Tournament, I absolutely hate the changes that were made to the old format. Gone are the days when the first round is actually the first round and the second round is the second round. Second round and third round games have taken the place of the former. Teams playing games in the Northeast one day, followed by the Southeast just under two days later. Other higher-seeded teams have two less days of prep time for their first round game, which could leave them
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IT’S TOURNEY TIME
Mountaineers set to begin NCAA Tournament against Clemson By Brian Kuppelweiser Sports Writer
TAMPA, Fla. — West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins was left uneasy when he realized his team would have to prepare for two teams for Thursday’s NCAA Tournament opener. For WVU, it limited prep time during practice for a game that was normally held between No. 16 seeds before the expansion of the field to 68 teams this year. “These play-in games have always been for the 16th-seed,” Huggins said. “Now, instead of playing someone from a midmajor conference, you are playing people from BCS conferences, which is fine. You have to play everyone to win anyway, but it does take a day of preparation away.” The Mountaineers will be playing Clemson, which won its First Four game against UAB 70-52 Tuesday, for the right to play the winner of the Kentucky/Princeton matchup on Saturday in Tampa, Fla. Huggins saw the negative for his team, but he was also
No. 5 West Virginia
No. 12 Clemson
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mindful of the wear the Tigers will have to go through in order to get to their matchup against the Mountaineers. Clemson’s game against UAB in Dayton, Ohio, finished near 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night. The Tigers arrived in Tampa around 4 a.m. Wednesday. This turnaround left both teams with about 32 hours of prep time. “You should play on Friday,” Huggins said. “It would be better for them and for the teams that are trying to prepare.” The Mountaineers arrived in Tampa Tuesday, practiced early Wednesday morning
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West Virginia huddles at center court of the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla., after a practice Wednesday.
Clemson has had hectic NCAA Tournament run so far BY TONY DOBIES SPORTS EDITOR
TAMPA, Fla. — Clemson hoped it would get a full night’s rest on Wednesday, as it surely didn’t get one following Tuesday’s win over Alabama-Birmingham in the first round NCAA tournament play-in game. That game ended after midnight, and after a round of media sessions the team boarded its plane for Tampa, Fla. At 4 a.m., the Tigers landed in their second-round destination and checked in at their hotel an hour later. “It’s a lot of traveling,” said
Clemson guard Demontez Stitt. “As players, it takes a lot of mental concentration, a lot of focus in order to come out here and be prepared for West Virginia.” On Wednesday, the Tigers spent much of the day in their beds – sleeping until noon. Then, they watched some film of West Virginia and came to the St. Pete Times Forum for an open practice and another media session where the team spoke almost exclusively about the quick turnaround it will face when it takes on fiveseed West Virginia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament today at 12:15 p.m.
“The last 18 hours have been pretty hectic,” Stitt said. “We got a lot of rest today, got to sleep in a little bit since we didn’t really get in until early this morning and I think we’re feeling alright.” Clemson’s first-year head coach Brad Brownell has preached focus since his team was selected for Tuesday’s play-in game. “It’s difficult, but, you know, it’s the NCAA Tournament,” he said. “It’s a tremendous opportunity, so I’m not talking about the negatives. We’re going to lace them up and be ready to go.” That doesn’t mean he thinks
this situation is ideal. He told reporters on Wednesday that he would’ve liked to have had a late game to allow his team more time to rest and have a normal walk-through and meeting before the game. “We basically wake up and play,” he said. “We’ll do what we have do.” WVU head coach Bob Huggins, who wasn’t happy on Sunday when he found out his team wouldn’t know its opponent until late Tuesday night, still seemed uncomfortable about the situation a day before the game. “We tried to prepare for both teams as best we could,
but it’s a different kind of preparation,” he said. “We were trying to figure out what we were going to do.” It will be a week since the Mountaineers last played an opponent. “We’re definitely not looking at it like an advantage,” said WVU forward Kevin Jones. “We’ve just got to take care of our end of the deal. We’ve got to come out with a lot of intensity.” WVU watched the Clemson/UAB game in the team hotel last night and focused on preparing for Clemson today
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Clements saw a star in freshman Harlee
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West Virginia freshman Jessica Harlee lines up for a rebound during a free throw in the Mountaineers’ loss to Pittsburgh earlier this season.
By Matthew Peaslee Sports Writer
West Virginia University President James P. Clements may not have a position within the Athletic Department, but he has an eye for athletic talent. He knew West Virginia freshman forward Jessica Harlee was going to be successful before her first year as a Mountaineer. “I’ve been tracking her,” Clements said. “She was great in Maryland. She was the real deal.” While provost and vice president at Towson University in Maryland, Clements became acquainted with Harlee’s mother, Mary, and her sister, who attended Towson at the time. The president jumped at the opportunity to meet Jessica at the Mountaineers’ NCAA selection show Monday at the WVU Coliseum. “He just came over and said he talked to my mom,” Harlee said. “He was president beforehand at Towson, my sister went there. It’s good to have
him here with me, now.” Judging by the freshman’s statistics at Fallston High School, it’s no wonder why she caught Clements’ attention. Harlee scored 1,086 career points and grabbed 816 career rebounds en route to leading Fallston to two state championships while being a four-time all-Hartford County selection. When it came time to begin her collegiate career, Harlee said she wanted to attend a Division I school with a notoriously proud basketball identity. When WVU assistant coach George Porcha came with a scholarship offer to attend West Virginia University, just three hours from her home, Harlee didn’t think twice about accepting. One other aspect sealed the deal for the competitive 6-foot-1 standout. “The way that (WVU head coach Mike) Carey wants to win,” she said. “No matter who we’re playing, where we are, he always wants to win. You
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Published on Mar 16, 2011