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Friday April 8, 2011
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Fusion Party Vice President candidate Megan Callaghan, left, Judicial Board Chair James Bailey, center, and Fusion Party presidential candidate Jason Bailey, right, react to the news that Student Government Association results are being withheld until an investigation is conducted.
Election results withheld due to violations BY TRAVIS CRUM and CHARLES YOUNG DA STAFF
After two weeks of meeting students, hanging banners, handing out gifts and participating in debates, candidates for the Student Government Association elections at West Virginia University were turned away Thursday night. SGA Elections Chair Tasha Frazie said the winners of the elections could not be announced due to “multiple issues.” Voting ended Thursday at 7 p.m. “In order to preserve the integrity of the 2011 Student Government Association election, more time is needed to confirm or reject the validity of the complaints,” Frazie said. “Due to the sensitivity and confidentially of this matter, we are unable to release any further information at this time. Again, we assure you that this decision has been made with the utmost respect and consideration for all of the election participants.” A timeline has not been established for the investigation into the complaints or when the winners will be announced. It was reported Wednesday that more than 17 violations were filed against candidates from both the Pirate and Fusion parties. The violations included inappropriate cam-
“This is nothing we’ve dealt with before. We pushed back an announcement to make sure everything is done in the fairest way possible.” James Bailey
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paign signs and illegal emails sent from University address books, Frazie said. Also, the University Police have begun Kristen Basham/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM an investigation into possible Members and supporters of the Pirate Party react to the announcement that Student harassment of a Board of Gov- Government Association election results are being withheld Thursday. ernors candidate. “I feel like it’s probably what’s best right now. You know this year we’ve had an increased number of reports filed, of elections violations,” said Chris Lewallen, current SGA president. “Everyone thought it would be a better idea, instead of to announce elections and then something happen, to take a step back and look at the things from Votenet and then make a decision from there.” Votenet is the WVU-purchased online system used for Homecoming and SGA elections. Lewallen said the sysChelsi Baker/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM tem cost approximately $5,500 Fusion Party Board of Governors candidates Isabelle Shepherd, center, and Bridgette Boyd, left, react to the announcement that Students Government Association election see results on PAGE 2 results will be withheld until a further investigation is conducted.
WVU begins planetarium move to White Hall BY MIKE ATKINSON CORRESPONDENT
West Virginia University students will soon see a better view of the night sky thanks to an installation of an optical telescope and radio telescope in White Hall. White Hall construction began in April 2010 to remake it into the WVU Physics Department, with the addition of a planetarium. The Tomchin Planetarium and Observatory is expected to open in spring 2012. Earl Scime, chair of the WVU Physics Department, said the
planetarium will be used for descriptive astronomy classes and to share scientific findings, such as space missions and discoveries, with the public. It will be installed on the rooftop of the building, with an optical telescope and radio telescope that will also be installed with upgraded HVAC and electrical systems in the planetarium. The new planetarium will be used as a replacement to the school’s current planetarium located on the roof of Hodges Hall.
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INSIDE THIS EDITION The West Virginia men’s and women’s soccer teams continue their spring seasons this weekend at home and on the road. SPORTS PAGE 5
A new dean has been appointed to the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University following an extensive search conducted by University faculty and staff. Paul Kreider, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at Western Illinois University, is expected to begin his role as dean of the college June 30. “I accepted the position because of the people I met in the college who are experienced and gifted leaders, as well as engaged faculty and staff,” he said. Kreider said he would like to see a programmatic study and cost estimate done for expansion of the Creative Arts Center. He wants to explore expansion programs in certain areas to boost enrollment and stature of the college. “I have over two decades of experience as a professional operatic performer at the international level,” Kreider said, “As well as over 15 years of arts administrative experience in higher education and in the nonprofit sector.” He said he enjoyed meeting other deans within the University and discussing collaborations between their respective colleges and the CCA. “The university has excellent leadership, and I am proud to be included,” he said. Dana Brooks, dean of the College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences at WVU and head of the CCA search committee, said he felt Kre-
Paul Kreider ider had the academic, administrative and professional experience to succeed as dean of the CCA. “He is very knowledgeable in all of the disciplines involved and appears to be very invested in the arts,” Brooks said. “I think Dean Kreider is very excited about coming to WVU.” Brooks said Kreider was articulate and knowledgeable, and possessed the appropriate attributes to excel in his vision for the college. “I look forward to working with him as a dean colleague,” Brooks said. Kreider has previously served as the chair of the Department of Music at the Northern Kentucky University and has also served as the associate dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and was principle baritone with the Landestheater Salzburg for six years. email@example.com
Student group formed to support governor hopeful BY TRAVIS CRUM CITY EDITOR
Some West Virginia University students have formed together to support State Treasurer John Perdue for governor. Perdue, who currently serves as the state treasurer, announced his run for governor in February for the May 2011 special election. The group is called West Virginia’s Future for John Perdue and his headed by Student Government Association Gov. Charlie Russell. Russell, who is an agricultural biochemistry major, said he decided to get involved in the election because Perdue graduated from the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design and was in the same fraternity he was. “I met him years ago because he’s in the same fraternity I am,” Russell said. “Once you meet John, you instantly like him. He’s real down to earth and just a nice guy.” The group is made up of student volunteers from around the state who are interested in what Perdue can do for them, said Whitney Rae Peters, a firstyear public administration graduate student. “If you go to school here you should be interested in West Virginia politics and who the
governor will be,” Peters said. “The governor is in charge of tuition, fees and they affect everything here. Regardless of they support, students should be involved.” Peters said a group of about 10 to 15 student volunteers began to make calls last week to gain support for Perdue. They plan to go door-to-door once it gets closer to elections. Emily Perdue, John’s daughter and member of the group, said he has a grasp of what WVU students need because he is an alumnus and has children currently enrolled. “Education has always been his passion throughout his career in public service,” Emily said. John is invested in retaining students within the state by creating more jobs, said Sandy Barton, John’s volunteer campaign organizer for Monongalia County. “The treasurer has always looked at young people as a critical part of our state and a critical part of our future,” Barton said. “He doesn’t want to lose our best natural resource, and that’s the students. He feels the state’s hurting right now, and he feels the research is so important in our colleges and University to retain young peo-
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Continued from page 1 “The current planetarium is too small, Scime said. “We hope to (allow) 60 people per showing in the new planetarium.” Workers have begun the process of moving the planetarium, and it is expected to be moved within a few months, he said. John Sommers, project manager for White Hall, described the planetarium as a room where groups can go to view projections of stars and planets. They also hold 3-D public showings of Earth’s journey through space and views of the moon. “The flooring, walls, (heating and cooling) systems and plumbing will be completed by August, but installing offices and adding furniture should be ready for classes in spring 2012,” Summers said.
Continued from page 1 to use. A violation meeting is scheduled for Saturday at noon unless it has to be canceled because of the investigation, said James Bailey, SGA’s Judicial Board chairman. “This is nothing we’ve dealt with before. We pushed back an announcement to make sure everything is done in the fairest way possible,” Bailey said. The Judicial Board meeting was originally scheduled to certify the election and resolve any violation with either a dismissal, a fine or candidate disqualification. Daniel Brummage, the presidential candidate from the Pirate Party, said he was saddened by the announcement but glad the University is investigating any possible cheating. “I’m very sad the election had to turn out this way, be-
Scime said the University funds the physical construction, but the Physics Department will raise funds to cover the costs of furniture, such as projectors and chairs. The time line of construction completion depends on how long it takes to move the planetarium, which contains approximately $33 million worth of construction. White Hall’s construction calls for new classrooms, research labs, offices and support space that will be energand water efficient, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and have improved indoor environmental air quality. An innovative glass wall system that opens to the outdoors will be installed on each floor so new equipment can be moved in quickly with minimal interruption to ongoing research, according to a press release. firstname.lastname@example.org
cause it’s going to be a bad reflection on student government and bad reflection of a lot of the students who ran in this election,” Brummage said. “In the next few weeks it will play out how much involvement people had and how much people knew. Ultimately, I hope that we can do what’s best for the student body.” Jason Bailey, presidential candidate from the Fusion Party, released a statement saying he was also saddened by the announcement. “We believe that it is imperative for the Judicial Board to investigate these complaints. This will go a long way in restoring the confidence of our student body in the election process,” Bailey said. Lewallen and former SGA members, have criticized this year’s campaign for being too negative and not centered on student issues. email@example.com
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Supporters of the Fusion Party react to the announcement stating Student Government Association election results will be withheld until further investigation is conducted.
Continued from page 1 ple to work here.” Barton said Perdue is working to increase research money for Universities and lowering utility costs. Perdue’s office established the SMART529 College Savings Plan, which returned more than $100 million in unclaimed property and returned financial integrity back to the treasurer’s office, helping the state achieve
an AA1 bond rating, according to his website. He graduated from Scott High School in Boone County and is a 1972 graduate of West Virginia University. He is a past president of the National Association of State Treasurers. He is chairman of the WVU College of Agriculture and Forestry Visiting Committee and serves on the West Virginia Board of Trustees of the Leukemia Society of America. firstname.lastname@example.org
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J-week highlighted professionals who are ‘changing the game’ BY EMILY SPICKLER STAFF WRITER
Wall Street Journal reporter Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Gilbert said he was one of seven reporters at the Bristol Herald Courier in Bristol, Va., last year. “A year ago, I was covering an Easter egg hunt,” Gilbert said. After doing an investigative reporting story about $25 million in natural gas royalties that was owed to citizens of Virginia, he was awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and is now a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Gilbert was one of five speakers at West Virginia University’s Journalism Week 2011, hosted
by the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism. He spoke to students Wednesday night about his experiences. “I found an important story, and I told it,” he said. “If the story is good enough, people will read it and act on it.” He said even if he hadn’t won any awards and had just written the investigative story, he would have been happy with the three years he spent at the Courier. Gilbert, sponsored by the Ogden Newspapers Seminar Series, gave parting advice to students at the lecture. He said having a mentor is important, and students should find professors or other journalists and ask them questions and develop relationships.
“The longer I’ve spent in journalism, the harder it is to think about doing anything else,” Gilbert said. The J-Week events ran from Monday through Thursday, with class or public lectures on each of the days. This year’s theme was “Game Changers Under 40.” Wendy Harman, director of social media for the American Red Cross, gave two in-class lectures about social media in Martin Hall on Monday. Harman was recently named to the 2010 NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50 list. Talia Mark, the manager of diversity affairs for NASCAR, also gave two in-class lectures about changing the face of NASCAR on Tuesday
afternoon. Mark was the youngest panel participant to date on “The Good Life: Exploring Non-Traditional Career Opportunities” at the 100th Anniversary of the NAACP’s Youth Conference. David “DigiDave” Cohn, an online journalist and blogger, gave a public lecture on citizen-funded journalism Tuesday evening. Cohn has written for The New York Times, Wired, Seed and the Columbia Journalism Review. A WVU alumni and cameraman for NBC News, Andrew Scritchfield, gave two in-class presentations on Thursday afternoon. email@example.com
Advocacy group: West Virginia will lose $16.2 billion under Republican plan CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Among the states most dependent on Medicare and Medicaid, West Virginia stands to lose $16 billion over the next decade under a Republican plan for the federal budget, a health care advocacy group said Thursday. Seniors and people with disabilities are the most at risk, Families USA warned. Deputy Executive Director Kathleen Stoll estimated during a Wednesday interview that between half and two-thirds of the state’s Medicaid budget covers nursing home, community-based and in-home care for these people. Around 40,200 West Virginia seniors receive these and other Medicaid services that Medicare does not provide, the group said. “If West Virginia continues its Medicaid program, they will have about 33 percent less federal support to do that program,” Stoll said. “That is beyond dramatic. It’s extreme and radical.” But supporters of the measure say it tackles rising costs in both programs as part of a long-term plan to curb government spending. The GOP-led House could pass the proposal as early as next week, Stoll said. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito,
R-W.Va., considers the budget plan and its proposed changes to Medicaid and Medicare a conversation-starter, spokeswoman Jamie Corley said Thursday. Capito also believes that President Barack Obama has failed to address concerns about these health care programs in his spending proposal, Corley said. More than 17 percent of West Virginia’s 1.8 million residents rely on Medicaid for health care, the 12th highest share among states, according to the latest available U.S. Census Bureau figures. The figures from Families USA estimate that West Virginia’s program would take a $12.8 billion hit between 2012 and 2021, losing enough that final year to cover 270,200 children and 52,000 seniors. The estimate includes $7.7 billion meant to expand Medicaid access starting in 2014 as mandated by the federal health care overhaul. This could prove critical because West Virginia’s program now has among the strictest eligibility standards. It virtually excludes poor, working-age adults unless they have children or are pregnant or disabled. Slightly over half of state residents on Medicaid are younger than 18.
Families USA supported the federal overhaul’s passage. The budget proposal embraces the GOP’s goal of repealing it. As reflected in Thursday’s estimate, the Republican plan would also eliminate $3.1 billion in tax credits for people who buy private coverage through the federal law’s health insurance exchange provision. West Virginia’s Legislature approved creating a state-run exchange during the recently completed regular session. West Virginia draws down around $2.80 in federal Medicaid funds with every dollar it provides from its own revenues. The new state budget that kicks in July 1 includes $2.05 billion in federal funds for Medicaid – an amount roughly equal to half the main, general revenue portion of the budget. The federal proposal would convert Medicaid into a block grant program, giving each state a lump sum to design its own insurance plans. Stoll called that approach “really off the radar screen extreme.” “No matter what happens here in West Virginia – if you have floods in the south, if you have a harder-hitting recession – and your enrollment rose, you would not be able to pull down federal dollars to keep
what you have now,” Stoll said. West Virginia has the nation’s largest portion of residents on Medicare, nearly 22 percent of its population, according to census estimates. The proposed changes to that health care program for seniors would be far more gradual. More immediately, the GOP plan would repeal the federal overhaul’s provision erasing the “doughnut hole” gap in Medicare prescription drug coverage. But it would keep the overhaul’s scaled back payments to the program’s private insurance option, Medicare Advantage, Stoll said. Starting in 2022, new retirees would get fixed amounts of money from the government to buy private insurance. Families USA did not estimate West Virginia’s share of the resulting cuts. But the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday that future retirees would pay considerably more for health care under this proposed approach. “Each year (after 2022), people will be able to buy less and less, and they’ll be in the private insurance market,” Stoll said. “The concept that you have certain guaranteed benefits under Medicare will be gone.”
Investigator says W.Va. blast shows need for laws CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The investigation of the underground explosion that killed 29 coal miners at the Upper Big Branch mine a year ago underscores the need for new and stiffer laws and better technology, the head of one probe said Thursday. Davitt McAteer didn’t reveal any conclusions about the cause of the explosion from a special investigation he is heading for the West Virginia governor’s office. McAteer said his report should be released in a matter of weeks. His remarks came during a presentation to about 60 people at an industry safety conference
Jami Cash, daughter of dead coal miner Michael Elswick, attends a vigil following the Upper Big Branch Memorial Service Tuesday in Whitesville, W.Va. The memorial was for the 29 coal miners who were killed in an explosion at the mine one year ago in Montcoal, W.Va. Thursday in Charleston. McAteer is a former head of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration and was appointed
to run a separate state investigation shortly after the April 5, 2010, blast at the Massey Energy Co. mine about 50 miles south
of Charleston. “First, we need to make advance notice of inspection a felony,” McAteer said. Currently, such warnings are a misdemeanor. Upper Big Branch miners have told Congress that Massey had a practice of alerting crews underground when government inspectors arrived. An Upper Big Branch security official is facing federal criminal charges alleging he lied to the FBI about the practice. The official also is accused of directing the disposal of thousands of pages of security documents from the mine. “We cannot subvert the inspection system,” McAteer said. “Why do you think that the state police don’t announce where they’re going to place their cars on the highway?” McAteer also called for mines to be required to use more pulverized rock to control highly explosive coal dust. Federal investigators believe excessive coal dust across much of the sprawling underground workings contributed to the explosion that started with a small methane gas ignition.
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Some waytoo-early predictions With spring football underway for the West Virginia football team, it’s time to look at what has been surprising and disappointing so far. And, while I’m at it, I might as well make some way-too-early predictions for next season. zz After speaking with running backs coach Robert Gillespie, it is clear the battle for the starting running back position is something that will be up in the air until at least fall camp. Shawne Alston or Ryan Clarke, the most veteran of the returning running backs, may be listed as the starter at the end of spring practice, but Gillespie all but assured media members on Wednesday morning the incoming freshman class – four-star Florida product Andrew Buie and Texas prospect Dustin Garrison – will have a final say in the competition. “This offense is simple enough that those guys can come in and learn it fast,” Gillespie said. “Those guys definitely have the skill set that fits what we do, and they are guys that we hand-picked and said ‘you fit what we do’.” zz One back who should be listed under the dark horse category is Daquan Hargrett. In the first day of action with pads, Hargrett was impressive as he ran with a low pad level and displayed a quick burst that made defenders miss. Hargrett’s success, however, may need to be taken with a grain of salt since the Mountaineer defense is trying to find its identity after losing eight starters from last year’s group that allowed just 86.5 yards rushing per game. That number was good enough for No. 2 in the nation. zz Last season, defensive end Bruce Irvin had 14 sacks, and it looks as though he is poised to build on his impressive junior season with a monster senior campaign. If Irvin does have another solid season next year, it could mean the WVU defense will once again be above average. An effective pass rush led by Julian Miller and Irvin would ease the pressure on a young, inexperienced secondary. zz It is still very early in spring practice, but there is one area of the team that has not impressed me. The offensive line has struggled to protect the quarterback on many occasions. Some of this may be due to starting tackles Jeff Braun and Don Barclay out with injuries, but it also could be the transition to offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh’s blocking schemes. This problem should correct itself when Braun and Barclay return during fall camp, but if not, it could be the Achilles’ heel of this team. zz Qu a r t e r b a ck G e n o Smith has taken to offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen’s new offense very efficiently so far, and it appears he has developed a great chemistry with wide receiver Brad Starks. Starks has shown the ability to get open on the deep ball as well as an ability to find holes in the defense for short patterns, particularly in Wednesday’s practice when he beat a cornerback on a deep route for what would’ve been a more than 60-yard touchdown catch. In just a week of practice, it appears Starks will get an opportunity to be a big time receiver in this offense. zz Another quarterback who has played well early on is freshman Paul Millard. With experience in a similar offense in high school, the transition to the college game has looked easier for Millard than fellow freshman Brian Athey. If Millard, a Texas native, continues to progress, it should leave some Mountaineer fans feeling a bit more comfortable if Smith would go down to an injury. firstname.lastname@example.org
Urban developments Tight end turned slot receiver Urban makes transition BY TONY DOBIES SPORTS EDITOR
West Virginia’s Tyler Urban runs after hauling in a pass from quarterback Geno Smith during Wednesday’s practice.
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After West Virginia’s offense had made the fullback and tight end positions a staple, Tyler Urban’s outlook was clouded when Dana Holgorsen was brought in. Urban, the Mountaineers’ most veteran tight end, who has 17 career catches and three touchdowns, didn’t fit the mold of anyone in Holgorsen’s high-tempo, pass-happy attack. “I watched (Oklahoma State’s) bowl game as soon as I got home from our bowl game, and I looked at their roster and saw nobody within 30 pounds of me in the position I’m playing,” Urban said. “I was definitely worried about it.” Holgorsen, who was the former offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State, didn’t have a tight end on the roster last year. There wasn’t a fullback, either, which is what Urban played at Norwin High School. Holgorsen has since ended any of Urban’s fears of being lost in the new offense next season. “Around here, people view the slot receivers as a Tavon or Jock
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Big East play has been kind to WVU Mountaineers host struggling Hoyas BY BRAD JOYAL SPORTS WRITER
The West Virginia baseball team will return to Big East Conference play with a three-game series against Georgetown at Hawley Field this weekend. West Virginia (17-14) has seen its most consistent results in conference play, posting a 3-3 record after two series with South Florida and Louisville, two of the tougher teams in the Big East. WVU won its series with the Bulls 2-1, while it lost two of three games at Louisville. Both of those series were away from Morgantown, however, as the Mountaineers’ matchup with the Hoyas is the team’s first home game against a conference opponent. Game 1 is set for tonight
West Virginia 17-14, 3-3
West Virginia pitcher Corey Walter winds up during the Mountaineers’ game against Maryland on Tuesday. The Mountaineers lost that game and will play Georgetown in a threegame series this weekend.
Georgetown 18-13, 1-5
When: Three-game series starting tonight at 7:05 p.m. Where: Morgantown (Hawley Field) Radio: 91.7 FM U92 Coverage: Check out The Daily Athenaeum’s Twitter (@dailyathenaeum) for in-game updates. Read Monday’s edition for a full recap of the game.
at 7:05 p.m. “It’s going to be a knockdown, drag-out series,” said WVU head coach Greg Van Zant. “This might be the best Georgetown team they have had, and they’re capable of coming here and beating us all three games if we don’t play well.” Georgetown (18-13) has posted a 1-5 record in the conference thus far, with its lone win coming against Notre Dame. The Hoyas were swept by Cincinnati and have lost four of their last five
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SGA election season has been a disgrace This entire election season has been nothing but a disgrace to not only the Student Government Association but to the students and West Virginia University as a whole. Due to the 17 filed violations and complaints during the SGA election campaigns, the results have been postponed until further notice. Tasha Frazie, the SGA elections chair, announced Thursday evening that an investigation is underway due to multiple complaints.
Both presidential candidates of the Fusion and Pirate parties said they were saddened by the news, but they agree the postponement is necessary, and they still support their individual parties. Regardless of the party involved, the actions of a few candidates have tarnished the reputation and respect of SGA. Along with these allegations and the recent attacks on candidates from both parties, a damaging view of SGA has emerged, and it will be the job
of the new administration to restore the aim of the association, whoever it may be. Leaders of both parties and the election chairs refused to comment after the announcement in the Mountainlair. The right decision has been made, which is holding off the election until the matter is resolved. Far too many candidates from both sides of the ticket reportedly participated in questionable campaign tactics. Some candidates were said to
enter dorm rooms and apartments to “help” students vote. One has to ask what this will do for voter turnout in future elections, which was one of the issues discussed by multiple candidates during the debates. If the allegations are true, the candidates involved are an embarrassment to the student body. Some of the candidates in the crowd seemed crushed after the announcement; others were downright angry. It is a shame for the hon-
est candidates who really are trying to make a difference in the University. Due to the lack of respect from others, their names will be damaged as well. When the smoke clears and the facts are on the table, SGA will move on. The guilty parties will be disqualified – hopefully. And then, just maybe, we will have an SGA administration that will represent the student body and our needs.
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Ryan’s budget not a quick fix, but a step in right direction Zach Viglianco columnist
My colleague at The Daily Athenaeum, Brandon Muncy, denounced the recently released Republican proposal for the 2012 federal budget Monday as hypocritical and challenged its commitment to fiscal conservatism. Prompted by his comments, I proceeded to read the proposal in its entirety (all 85 pages, available online at budget.house.gov/fy2012budget), and I must say I have come to a different conclusion. The proposal, championed by House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan, should prove very popular among deficit hawks – so much that it may draw criticism from other Republicans. It is the most realistic, serious and honest budget proposal in over a decade, because it tackles the primary cause of our budgetary imbalance. The mathematics of the budget makes serious reform impossible without massive, across-the-board tax increases or some sort of adjustment to our current entitlement structure. Neither of these options is particularly popular, and thus this essential reality is usually ignored by policy-makers. The beauty of Ryan’s plan is its refusal to skirt this issue. Yes, cuts are applied to nearly every aspect of the budget, but the centerpiece of this all-encompassing, get-spending-under-control-no-matter-what proposal is dramatic alteration in form to both Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare would gradually transition from a blanket feefor-service system to a “premium support” one. Instead of paying for every medical procedure, seniors would be given a cash subsidy to buy a private insurance plan. Medicaid would be decentralized from a federal funds match to a state-by-state block grant. The key to these shifts is a simple premise: under the current system there are no incentives to control costs, and numerous incentives to increase them.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis. touts his 2012 federal budget during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, April 5. Consider the current structure of Medicare: Every senior, regardless of need, gets any ‘necessary’ medical procedure completely covered by government payment. Doctors, who are guaranteed compensation for every test and procedure, have a significant incentive to ensure the maximum number of necessary tests and procedures are performed, regardless of their actual contribution to the patients’ health. As the costs pile up, the most frequent governmentcost saving measure is to reduce the reimbursement rate for each individual procedure, which further incentives doctors to prescribe additional, unnecessary care. Providing a subsidy (and quite a generous one at that) to seniors to purchase insur-
ance maintains the ultimate goal of Medicare, which is to provide all seniors with access to health care while reintroducing the price mechanism to help control costs. It also allows money to be distributed more fairly: Subsidies can be raised or lowered, relative to a senior’s income level, and additional money would be available to help seniors who are sick and pay outof-pocket costs rather than be held in reserve to cover a potential uptick in claims. Doctors could focus on the quality rather than the quantity of care without having to consider the effect on their revenue stream. Finally, market competition between insurers would help stabilize overall health care expenditures and save taxpayers billions. The change in Medic-
aid is designed along similar lines. Currently, every dollar a state spends on Medicaid is matched by the federal government, but every dollar removed from its Medicare budget triggers a loss of more than one dollar. Thus, states have an incentive to make more people eligible for Medicaid, so they, in turn, spend more money on Medicaid care and finally receive additional assistance from the federal government. Ryan’s plan would transform this conditional assistance to a population-adjusted grant. States would be given a lump sum payment, then have the freedom to allocate Medicaid dollars as they saw fit. By eliminating marginal candidates and focusing on the truly needy, the level of choice would rise, as would
the general quality of care, while simultaneously reducing the total cost to taxpayers. As if these radical changes aren’t enough, Ryan’s plan also proposes billions of dollars in reduced defense spending (achieved at first by eliminating programs deemed excessive by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and later by ending U.S. commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan), returns non-defense discretionary spending to levels not seen since 2008, prohibits future government bailouts of banks and other businesses, drastically reduces farm subsidies, eliminates all earmarks and suggests a simplification of the tax code that eliminates loopholes and most deductions while lowering rates for everyone. All in all, the plan proposes to cut spending by approxi-
mately $6 trillion over the next decade and to stabilize the yearly budget deficit and national debt at manageable levels without crippling tax increases or breaking promises to current seniors (who are unaffected by the entitlement reshuffle). It’s not a perfect plan. It doesn’t tackle the other major entitlement beast, Social Security, and it sets the top marginal tax bracket at 25 percent, which may be a bit low, but it’s a solid starting point. And it most certainly isn’t a joke or political stunt, the latter of which might be applied to the impending government shutdown over a relatively measly $30 billion. When either side is ready for a serious budget discussion, I’m sure Chairman Ryan will be ready and waiting.
The Tea Party’s irresponsibility to blame for possible government shutdown michael levy columnist
Today we find out if the federal government is going to come to a screeching halt. Democrats have made plenty of mistakes in this process. They are, as usual, inept negotiators and political wimps. But the Republicans, especially the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party, are also putting politics and partisanship ahead of the good of the country. The potential consequences of their irresponsibility are alarming. The debate has largely been framed in terms of debt concerns and the “Tea Party
Mandate.” Concerns about our debt and deficits are important, but they’re not what the budget showdown is about. The GOP wants to cut programs that make up a tiny portion of federal spending for ideological, not fiscal reasons. Budget deficits and our national debt are serious problems. We have been living high by borrowing money our children will have to pay back, with interest. If we don’t address our growing debt, it will lead to calamity. Debt is a long-term problem, and its causes have very little to do with the outstanding issues in the 2011 budget. The bulk of federal spending is defense, Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid. The fact Republicans have
managed to convince half the nation the causes of our budgetary woes are teachers and trade unions just shows how incredibly good they are at controlling the frame of the debate. We cannot afford to be deceived. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been immensely expensive and, coupled with tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, have built debt and continue to drag down the economy. Per capita health care costs are rising faster than inflation. As the Baby Boomers age and retire, Social Security and Medicare will expand to support them, engulfing all other federal spending. Those are the long-term, root causes of our debt crisis. They need to be addressed,
and that will involve a protracted, unpleasant conversation about what sacrifices Americans are willing to make. These issues will not be addressed while continuing resolutions patch together funding for the government one month at a time. What Republicans are going after in the budget for the second half of FY 2011 is trivial in terms of their contribution to federal spending, but is not trivial in its effects. Here’s a list of cuts the Republicans would make: zz The Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to protect us from polluters zz Family planning services for women zz The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau zz Education programs for the poor
zz Road maintenance zz Service programs like Americorps zz And, of course, PBS and NPR because they aren’t subject to the same pro-corporate bias every private media outlet is. Those programs combined don’t make up a drop in the bucket of federal spending. But the freshman Republicans in the House who have never done this before, don’t like them. Just like the union-busting bills in Wisconsin and Ohio, this isn’t about the budget. It’s about politics. It’s about the Republicans relentless assault on anything and everything they don’t like. As I write this, word is coming in the two parties have basically come to an agreement on the budgetary issues.
The remaining divide, that may shut down the government and lead to the temporary unemployment of nearly one million federal employees and all the economic and social costs that come with that, is about funding specific programs within Planned Parenthood and the EPA. The far-right wing of the Republican Party, most of them in Congress for the first time, have hijacked the functioning of the government to have ideological debates about specific programs they don’t like during emergency negotiations to pass a six-month overdue budget. How irresponsible. The Tea Partiers like to talk about how incompetent government is. The more they get involved, the truer that seems to be.
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Friday April 8, 2011
Men’s team finalizes recruiting class, prepares for doubleheader BY BRAD JOYAL SPORTS WRITER
After the first of eight spring games for the West Virginia men’s soccer team, a 2-1 victory over Penn State, WVU head coach Marlon LeBlanc said despite the victory, his team needed to make improvements before the fall. While the Mountaineers have progressed in their preparation for the fall season, the team will have two opportunities to impress LeBlanc on Saturday with a doubleheader against Wake Forest and Navy, respectively. LeBlanc said he feels the most beneficial guide for the team’s improvement is experience, and with the spring slate becoming fully underway, this weekend will be a big measuring point of what his team is capable of. “I’m a firm believer in the game being the biggest teacher,” LeBlanc said. “We want to be more efficient in front of the goal and capitalize on opportunities. We need to improve with our transitions, but as a coach I could care less about whether we win or lose. The biggest goal is to get the team ready for the fall.” West Virginia lost three seniors from last season’s team,
and with 10 signed commits for the class of 2011, it’s hard to find many holes on the Mountaineers’ roster. LeBlanc has had the luxury of having transfers Paul Eavenson, Greg Judge, and Francis Molasoko available during spring practice. Molasoko started in the team’s back line against Penn State, and with two games on Saturday, LeBlanc said Eavenson and Judge will see early action for their new team – an experience he feels will help their adjustment period. “We only lost three guys from last year,” LeBlanc said. “We’ve got three transfers in here now, which has been great for both the team and them individually and has given them the opportunity to get adjusted.” LeBlanc added his most prized recruit of the 2011 class on Thursday, as defender Craig Stephens committed to WVU. The New Zealand native captained Wellington College’s 2009 team and was the third highest scorer at the 2009 National Tournament. The defender netted eight goals in the tournament, leading his team to finish ninth nationally. His strong campaign led him to capture both of Wellington’s most-famed soccer awards, Player of the Year and Footballer of the Year.
Although LeBlanc couldn’t have been any happier with the addition of Stephens, the head coach said he was excited to see the development of depth throughout his roster, including many of the 10 commitments for 2011. “We have really been filling out the roster,” LeBlanc said. “Right now, there is a lot of great talent. We feel we are almost too deep at every position. As a coach you hope to have competition for spots. We are certainly bringing in guys that can compete, and that helps the team overall.” Saturday’s doubleheader begins with a 10 a.m. contest against Wake Forest followed by a 7 p.m. kickoff against Navy, both of which will be at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. LeBlanc said as his team continues to get in shape, he is going to be able to see a lot of players compete in the action. “Our plan is to use very few players in each game,” LeBlanc said. “The guys that don’t play against Wake Forest in the first game will play complete 90 minute games against Navy. There will be a few guys playing in both games, but for the most part it will be a completely different cast against Navy.” email@example.com
WVU women continue spring vs. Central Mich., Wisc.-Milwaukee by sebouh majarian sports writer
After a draw at home, the West Virginia women’s soccer team heads to Mount Pleasant, Mich., to play a doubleheader tomorrow. The Mountaineers, which are 1-0-2 this spring, are coming off a 1-1 match against Virginia Tech. The team is in the midst of its eight game spring season and will travel to play Central Michigan and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A trio of freshmen stepped up for the Mountaineers last Saturday, as Katie Lenz connected with Emily Dillon early, and redshirt goalie Sara Keane made key saves late to keep the score even. Keane stopped a one-onone with a Hokie forward in the third half before making a diving save in the final minute to ensure a draw. Head coach Nikki IzzoBrown knows the team still has a ways to go but liked the improvements she saw following a 3-3 tie against Virginia Tech at the Jefferson Cup earlier in the spring season. In order for the Mountaineers to have similar success to
last year’s Big East Conference championship winning season last year, Izzo-Brown believes the team will need to improve its passing and decision making. “We’re working on possessing the ball better and making sure that we don’t put ourselves in high pressure situations.” Izzo-Brown said. “We created a lot of trouble for ourselves by not connecting on passes.” Central Michigan and Wisconsin-Milwaukee made it to the NCAA Tournament last season. They lost in the opening round, as the Panthers went down 2-1 to Wisconsin, while the Chippewas were shut out 1-0 by Marquette. “We’re not going to take that mid-major school for granted, because they’re a very good team. And we know those kids can play, and the girls recognize the fact that we have to take this team serious,” IzzoBrown said. She not only has her hands full trying to figure out how to best use her current players, but she announced the signing of 11 members for the 2011 season earlier this week. “We want them to com-
ing with a hard working mentality to win championships,” Izzo-Brown said. “They know that the bar is set high and that we want to continue to win Big East championships, and win NCAA championships.” The 15th-year coach knows it might take some time for the newcomers to get adjusted to the collegiate game, but expects them to have an impact. “I expect them to have a winning mentality when they come,” Izzo-Brown said. “They know the expectations and I want them to come in fit and ready to go.” The Mountaineers hosted the Chippewas early in the 2010 season and earned a 2-1 comeback victory. Senior Megan Mischler scored in the 85th minute to break the tie after a Bri Rodriquez misfire off the crossbar came out to Mischler for a one-timer. “Right now, we’re trying to prepare ourselves so when the freshmen come we can just adjust them.” Izzo-Brown said. “So we have to make sure that we have a good foundation so that when they come were ready for them.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Cleveland add to Boston’s frustrations CLEVELAND (AP) — The winless Boston Red Sox lost their sixth in a row when the Cleveland Indians squeezed home the only run in the eighth inning, then trapped pinch-runner Darnell McDonald off second base for the final out Thursday in a 1-0 victory. The Red Sox are off their worst start since 1945, when they lost a team-record eight straight. Boston, favored by many to win the World Series, returns to Fenway Park for its home opener Friday against the New York Yankees. Asdrubal Cabrera’s suicidesqueeze bunt put the Indians ahead in their fourth straight victory. David Ortiz drew a two-out walk in the Boston ninth and McDonald ran for him. J.D. Drew bounced a single that ricocheted off pitcher Chris Perez and went to third baseman Adam Everett. McDonald rounded second base too far, fell down and tried to scramble back to the bag. Everett, who had come in to field the carom, made a snap throw to second baseman Orlando Cabrera that nailed McDonald. Cleveland swept the threegame series, which came after Texas swept the Red Sox to open the year. Starting pitchers Fausto Carmona of the Indians and Jon Lester each bounced back from rocky outings on opening day to pitch seven shutout innings.
Lester gave up three hits, walked three and struck out nine. He allowed five runs, including a career-high three homers, in 5 1-3 innings against Texas. Carmona held Boston to two singles. The right-hander struck out four and walked two. Carmona allowed 10 runs on 11 hits in three innings against Chicago last week.
beaten Cincinnati Reds. The Astros were the last NL team to win a game, and they did it with a little drama. Downs, who had struck out in all three of his at-bats this season, doubled off Nick Masset (01) for the lead. Closer Brandon Lyon, who blew his only other save chance on opening day, gave up a pair of two-out singles before getting pinch-hitter RaHOUSTON 3, Cincinnati 2 mon Hernandez to ground into a Matt Downs doubled home forceout. the tiebreaking run with two The Reds won their first five outs in the ninth inning on Thurs- games for the first time since day and the Houston Astros held 1990. They were the lone NL on for their first win of the seateam left without a loss – Texas is son, 3-2 over the previously unstill perfect in the AL.
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Continued from page 3 Sanders type of guys. I’ve used tight ends as slot receivers before. Body types don’t matter,” Holgorsen said. “It’s getting into the right spot, being able to catch the ball in traffic and being able to block linebackers.” The two met in the offseason while Urban was hosting a recruit on a visit. At that meeting, the Mountaineers’ first-year offensive coordinator and inside receivers coach Shannon Dawson told their junior tight end of the change they wanted to make. Urban was going to be taking his hand off the ground and would be playing in the slot. “They said, ‘We’re going to play you,’” Urban recalled. “They mold the offense to the type of players they have on the field, so that’s how it came to be.” Urban did his research on Holgorsen’s offense and saw the slot receivers it featured and the significant amount of catches. They were also 30 pounds lighter than him, though. He also saw the fact Holgorsen’s offense was successful in a hurry at his last two stops. In 2007, prior to Holgorsen moving to Houston, the Cougars were 25th in passing and 23rd in scoring offense. In Year 1, Holgorsen improved that to second and 10th. In Year 2, he led the country in passing, total and scoring offense. Prior to coming to Oklahoma State in 2010, the Cowboys were 99th in passing, 70th in total and 56th in scoring offense. That improved to second, third and third in 2010 – his lone year at the school. “He will be able to use him in a lot of different ways,” Hol-
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West Virginia’s Tyler Urban after Wednesday’s practice. gorsen said. Dawson added, “A true tight end in the sense of the word is a guy that puts his hand on the ground. But in my mind, and this is what I told Tyler when I met with him because he was probably a little leery of us coming in, if you make plays, you’ll get on the field.” This spring, Urban has been a consistent target for the quarterbacks from the slot. He has caught nearly every ball thrown his way in the final 30 minutes of practices the media watches. He has caught passes over the middle and was even the recipient of a screen play during Wednesday’s practice. After catching the pass, he carried a couple of defenders down the field for extra yardage.
“The kid’s got a big body, great hands, and he’s a smart kid. He’s caught more balls than anybody,” Dawson said. “I don’t care where he lines up. We’re just going to try to get him the ball.” Dawson and Holgorsen said they would like to use Urban in the slot, in motion to take advantage of his blocking skills and as a third-back in the backfield. “In this offense, every receiver gets a ball thrown their way at some point, so I knew I was going to get balls thrown to me. It’s when they’re coming,” Urban said. “In this offense, it could come every play. You just never know. I knew there was an opportunity there.”
games, including a 10-6 loss to Maryland Tuesday. West Virginia has been hampered by pitching woes as it has allowed 24 runs and 17 walks in its last three games. The team’s problems haven’t only come from the rubber though. The Mountaineers have scored less
than three runs in three of its last four games. The Hoyas lead the alltime series 29-28, but the Mountaineers have been dominant as of late. West Virginia holds a 26-9 record against the Hoyas since 1996.
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night: On a roll, so to speak.
BORN TODAY This year, opportunities keep tumbling into your path. On one side is a spoiled little kid who feels the power and abundance of these opportunities. On the other side is an adult who makes strong, solid choices. Which is your path? Communication is highlighted as you open new doors and go through them. Know what you want. Know your expectations. Are they in sync? If you are single, you could have a lot of fun dating, though you might not always be in love with this or that person! If you are attached, the two of you can be found cooing more often together! GEMINI understands you well.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHH You might want to try another approach or do something vaguely different. Your path seems convoluted to some, but what counts is you know why you are heading this way. Stay true to yourself, but don’t expect a roaring crowd behind you. Tonight: Play it low-key.
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH The path of abundance easily leads to excess. You will note that that also might be true of emotions. You cannot help but feel a little like a race car at the starting line as Friday ends. Let’s hope for the same thing as Monday begins. Tonight: Making the most of every minute.
VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH You make your way best by assuming responsibility for everything that involves you. You don’t always land as you might like to, but you’ll gain a sense of relief from the fact that you did your very best and gave it 100 percent. Tonight: Follow through on a call first.
TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHH You might be surprised by everything that goes on around you. Though you would like to join in, perhaps the sure bet is to observe. Be happy for those around you while remaining seductively more stable. Tonight: Join a pal. (TGIF!)
LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHHH You sway from one opinion to another. Though some people might see this seesaw activity as a problem, it only reflects your ability to grasp and incorporate both sides of an issue. Find the midpoint or discover why both sides might be right. Tonight: Split as fast as humanly possible.
GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHHH You hit your month’s power days. Can anyone stop a ball rolling downhill? Yes, and you could hit a bump or two. The likelihood is that in your frame of mind, you will bounce away, never to think about that incident again. Why should you? To-
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Emphasize the collective rather than the individual. You will find many answers and responses. You will clear a mini hurdle because of your demonstrative manner and dynamic thinking. Tonight: Just be yourself.
SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH The best approach might be to let someone else lead and show his or her true colors. You don’t always think you are right and, by all means, have no reason to believe otherwise. Of interest is another approach
to the same issue. Tonight: Grow from differences rather than criticize them. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH Listen to the other side, and you might be delightfully surprised by what is going on behind the scenes. Your laughter comes once you clearly understand where another person is coming from. Though you two are so different, you are so much alike. Tonight: Go along with a loved one’s idea of fun! CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHHH Your ability to get the job done is sometimes abused by others. Please note the unfinished projects that surround people’s work as they leave for the weekend. Remember, it is up to you to decide if you want to finish up what was another person’s responsibility. Tonight: Do what you want. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHHH Your ideas seem endless –be it work, a discussion or making plans. If your thoughts are an indication, you could trigger a lot of positive activity. You are not alone; a friend nearly begs to be a companion! Tonight: Toss yourself into the whirlwind called the weekend. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHH Sometimes others expect too much from you. If need be, make it OK to vanish and work from home. Sometimes the less said the better. You might be feeling some impending changes coming on. Tonight: Where your friends are. BORN TODAY Former U.N. SecretaryGeneral Kofi Annan (1938), singer Julian Lennon (1963), first lady Betty Ford (1918)
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Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit, 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit www.sudoku.org.uk.
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ACROSS 1 Chuck E. Cheese’s order 6 Disaster response gp. 10 Eric the Red’s birth year, roughly 13 Lets go 14 Conscious 15 “A likely story!” 16 Celtic quaffs? 18 Old cereal box letters 19 __-Caps 20 Anderson of Jethro Tull 21 Pyle portrayer 23 Composer Stravinsky 25 Words of affection from Luigi 26 Club ingredient 28 Astronaut Grissom 29 Seed alternative 30 Caribbean baby animal? 32 Impudent 34 Senescent 35 Refinery input 36 Escape to Vegas, maybe 37 “__ life!” 38 Arabian guy? 40 Withdrawal concern 41 911 response initials 42 Hardly local 43 ‘70s TV cop played by Robert Blake 45 Assorted: Abbr. 46 Farewells overseas 47 Dinghy thingy 48 Electrical sound 51 Lighting brand 52 East Asian “pet”? 56 “__ you nuts?” 57 Matching 58 Agony and ecstasy 59 Dorm agts. 60 640 acres: Abbr. 61 Opposite of lanky DOWN 1 Cpl.’s subordinates 2 “__ (So Far Away)”: 1982 hit for A Flock of Seagulls 3 Reset 4 Letter from London 5 “__ was saying ...” 6 McGregor of “The Men Who Stare at Goats” 7 Feb. sentiment 8 Circus sites
9 French Oscar 10 Y for men only? 11 Iberian bridge? 12 Capital ENE of Kathmandu 14 Way out yonder 17 Shrek’s love 22 Like much Hawaiian lava 23 Complaint while groping 24 Some Chinese restaurant decor 25 Dice and ice, often 26 Mesopotamian savings plan? 27 Earhart et al. 28 Spiritual leaders 30 It may be tipped 31 One commonly follows “said” 32 Naval acronym 33 Japanese dough 39 Stone monument 41 And those following, in footnotes 43 King with a trunk 44 Old TV parts 45 Knight’s protection 47 Ventura County resort
48 Contemporary of Mao 49 Operatic slave 50 It’s behind us 53 Elemental suffix 54 MLB execs 55 Chantilly crower
THURSDAY’S PUZZLE SOLVED
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Mayday Prom hosts Big Ass Manatee’s final performance ALEX MCPHERSON A&E WRITER
Remember the best part of prom night? Well, that’s not fit for print, so how about the other stuff? The pictures, the dresses, the suits and decorations. The pressure of the populars to become King and Queen, and the pressure of the unpopulars to, well, even find a date. On second thought, that sucked. But this time, Morgantown has a second chance to make it awesome. Tonight, head on down to 123 Pleasant Street for its annual Mayday Prom this year with a performance by Big Ass Manatee. This Mayday will be the final show for the band, which has sold out every Mayday they’ve ever performed. And it’s not a trend they in-
tend to break now. “There may be a couple surprises,” said Ryan Hizer, mastermind behind the group. “We’re going to try to make it as much of an event as we possibly can.” Starting in 2004 as a remix project in Hizer’s bedroom, Manatee blossomed into a fullfledged powerhouse of friends performing intricate remixes. Fan favorites to be played include “This Is How We Do It,” “Billie Jean” and “Return of the Mack.” “I think its cool – these little events that get people to come out,” Hizer said. “Mayday Prom: it’s a gimmick, but it’s a gimmick that everybody likes and will come out for in droves.” One sad void, however, will be band mate Trey Curtis, who is unable to attend but Mayday regular Zach Snyder will be there to pick up his slack. In addition to Big Ass Manatee, there will be three stage DJs and a variety of events. 123 will have prom-themed decorations and offer prom
pictures, complete with cheesy backdrops that will be uploaded to its website at the end of the night. There will also be an announcement of Prom King and Queen, voted for by the masses. Usually 123 Pleasant Street’s biggest show of the year, organizer Joel Griffith has been working hard for three years to make this annual event a spectacle to behold. “Most of us have very bad memories about prom,” Griffith said. “So we try to recreate how bad it really is by having a weird, fun night with cheesy songs and cheesy dress.” Between repressed memories and the final show of Big Ass Manatee, this year’s Mayday Prom is shaping up to be one of Morgantown’s biggest events. Don’t miss out. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Friday with the show starting at 10 p.m. email@example.com
Big Ass Manatee poses for a prom photo at the 2010 Mayday Prom night held at 123 Pleasant Street.
Chemical Brothers, mainstream artists take over movie scores ALEX MCPHERSON A&E WRITER
Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson star in horror film ‘Insidious.’
‘Insidious’ lacks originality, real scare tactics jake potts a&e writer
In dreams, we sometimes take advantage of our ability to move about the world freely. As of now, I’d advise you to use this advantage to run as far away from the movie “Insidious” as possible. While the movie originally held a substantial amount of promise due to creator James Wan’s ability to scare audiences (“Paranormal Activity 2” and the “Saw” series), “Insidious” fell short of the predictions in just about every way possible. The movie opens with oddly old-fashioned credits. Still shots of “creepy” locations provide an awkward entrance to the film, leaving viewers wondering if this movie was filmed recently or back in the ‘80s. The protagonists of the film remain unvaried as well: a happy family with three children, who have just moved into a new house and are enjoying their lives together when every known ghost cliché comes into play. After Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson) and his wife Renai (Rose Byrne) become settled into their new home, their son Dalton falls from a ladder in their generically creepy attic and slips into a sort of a coma. The only strange part is it takes Dalton the rest of that day to actually slip into the coma fully. Yeah, that’s right. He falls,
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gets up, brushes it off and walks around like nothing’s wrong, goes to bed and refuses to wake up. Detroit News Film Critic Tom Long said it best: “It’s got the sense of dynamics of a basketball game played on cocaine.” Once the horror begins, after Dalton’s fall, it doesn’t seem to take a rest. Not to worry – the scares experienced in this film are horrors viewers have been exposed to for decades and decades (and even more decades) of horror films. From reflections in the mirror to poorly executed “gotcha” moments, the cliches in the movie are overwhelming. As far as the antagonist of this movie goes, it’s essentially Freddy Krueger meets Satan: a hooved creature with abnormally long and dangerous fingernails who lurks about the night attempting to overtake bodies whose spiritual entities have disappeared into “The Further.” As the parents try to recover their son’s consciousness they contact an expert, Elise Rainer (Lin Shaye), who undergoes a seance that could be put up for Funniest Moment in Horror Movie History (if that were a real award). As the spirit summoning begins, Rainer pulls out her trusty gas mask, which proves to have no true purpose other than making her look like a psycho. As the movie winds down, it seems good has triumphed and evil has been defeated – but when you think the predict-
‘Insidious’ Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne
able twists have ended, there’s one more. Although Wan has been successful throughout the “Saw” series and helped tremendously with the “Paranormal Activity” movies, “Insidious” makes viewers wonder if wholesome family horror just isn’t his forte. So, is there any way this movie could actually prove to be a good scare? Well, get a 12-year-old girl to time travel here from the late ‘70s or early ‘80s and sure, she’ll scream just as expected. Other than that, this movie isn’t worth the money spent on the popcorn you’ll buy seeing it.
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We want it all when it comes to movies. Big actors, bigger action and darn-good reasons to shell out an extra three dollars for flimsy 3-D glasses. But when does studio gratification become too much gratification? Big-name musicians have jumped from releasing albums to releasing soundtracks. In a world of indie darlings, these artists are selling their souls to studio execs as the box office is bombarded with potential soundtracks. And this isn’t just Death Cab for Cutie writing a song for “Twilight,” this is Daft Punk scoring the entirety of “Tron: Legacy.” Sure, it’s brilliant, but is it necessary? And is it improving movie music? The recent victims of this phenomenon include “Where the Wild Things Are,” “The Social Network,” “Tron: Legacy” and now “Hanna.” Sometimes, the sound track will be bigger than the actor’s names, and one will find a film scored by [insert band name here] and will continue to see this on every poster, web widget and toy box for six months before the release date. Without a doubt, the integrated marketing of the gimmick is effective. The bands receive articles on music sites, the fans of the bands go to see the movie and the movie-goers who aren’t fans in the first place become fans. “Bands are doing it because it’s another way to make money,” said Matt Fouty, junior journalism major. “It’s a winwin for the bands because they not only strengthen their already-existing fan base. It also
The Chemical Brothers are featured on the ‘Hanna’ soundtrack. generates interest in folks who have never heard of the group, and may become fans and go to their live shows, which is where they make the most money.” But what helps in one case also has a chance to hurt. On opening night for “Where the Wild Things Are” last year, the Morgantown crowd could be easily described as a mob of hipsters. With Spike Jonze in the director’s seat and Karen O (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) scoring, the onetime children’s book became a party for Starbucks regulars. It single-handedly changed the tone of the movie before anyone even saw it. By using Daft Punk, “Tron: Legacy” gained additional nerd credentials before anyone even realized the plotline took place inside a digital world. Junior political science major Charlie Johnson saw the film to satisfy his own nerd longings, but was questionable about how others would react. “As soon as something gets the nerd label it automatically turns people away,” Johnson said. “But not as much as it would a few years ago; being a nerd is more socially acceptable now.” Jaci Goodwin, freshman speech pathology and audiology major, had no intentions of seeing “Tron: Legacy” and was persuaded to go by a friend. “I didn’t want to see it because I don’t really care about
3-D and I don’t like movies that are like watching a video game,” Goodwin said. “The sound track was the only part I liked.” And while these band scores have been hit or miss with professional critics, in more than just Goodwin’s case the score itself really did help make a difference. The sound track to “The Social Network,” scored by Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and Atticus Ross, has received nine awards including Best Original Score in both the 2010 Golden Globes and the 83rd Academy Awards. Not since 1987 and David Bryne’s (Talking Heads) contribution to “The Last Emperor” has a mainstream artist won an Academy Award for such a feat. With the release of “Hanna” this Friday, it’s now the Chemical Brothers’ turn to prove their journey into the realm of cinema is more than a promotional gimmick. While reactions are pending, Josh Caldwell, senior chemical engineering major, is in full support and is confident this trend is all for the better. “It’s modern instrumental music,” Caldwell said. “Most people now have no clue who composers are by name, but they know Daft Punk and the Chemical Brothers. So they use them instead, and it works really well.” email@example.com
Worship Directory THE MORGANTOWN CHURCH OF CHRIST meets at 361 Scott Avenue (near the Ramanda Inn). Sunday bible study is at 9:30. worship begins at 10:30. Sunday evening college church is at 6:00 p.m. at our christian Student Center (2923 University Avenue) next to the Evansdale Residential Complex. For further information call 599-6151, 296-3736 or 216-9100. or email firstname.lastname@example.org
St John’s University Parish The Catholic Parish for WVU 1481 University Ave. (One block south of the Lair) 304-296-8231 MASSES - Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 6:30 PM and *8:30 PM * When WVU is in session. Daily Mass, Monday - Friday 4:30 PM Reconciliation, Monday-Friday 4:00 - 4:20 PM Saturday 4:00 - 4:45 PM
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UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP SERVICES every Sunday morning at 10:45am, located in the A-frame building at 429 Warrick Street at University Avenue, opposite Grand Central Station. The mission of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is to create an open, compassionate, religious community that supports intellectual, ethical and spiritual growth and encourages social consciousness, respect for diversity and thoughtful involvement in the larger community. We are a “welcoming congregation”. Contact Rev. Michael O’Kelly at 599-8040. For more information: Beth Houseknecht (292-1604) &: http://www.uufmwv.org
COLLEGE MINISTRY@ SUNCREST UMC acrosss from alumni center
Fellowship & Bible Study, College House-Wed. 7:30 PM College Lunch, Sunday - Noon
Worship 11:00AM Worship 8:30 8:30 && 11:00 AM 304-599-6306 www.suncrestumc.org www.suncrestumc.org
First Baptist Church of Morgantown 432 High Street 292-3323 Pastor Al Cooper BCM Leader Tim Gray Sunday School (all ages) 9:45 am Worship Service 11:00 am Fellowship 10:30 am and after Worship Service FBC1@comcast.net FBCmorgantown.com
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CAR POOLING/RIDES AFFORDABLE PARKING $65.00/MONTH Downtown. 304-598-2285 PARKING- 1/2 OFF NOW THRU JULY. Also, Discount for leases for fall and spring signed by May 1. Four Blocks to Mountainlair. 304-292-5714.
1 BEDROOM GARAGE APT OFF MIILEGROUND $550p/m water+sewer included. 1st & last month + deposit required. NO PETS. 304-296-0103
NOW LEASING FOR MAY 2011 BENTREE COURT
1 BR Apartments 2 blocks from Mt. Lair Available May 15. Please call M-F 8am-4pm.304-365-APTS(2787) www.geellc.com.
5 BEDROOM HOUSE in South Park across from Walnut Street Bridge. W/D. Available may 15th call Nicole at 304-290-8972
(8TH ST. AND BEECHURST)
(NEAR EVANSDALE-LAW SCHOOL)
1BR / 2BR (2Bath)
150 WELLEN AVE. 1BR. W/D. Utilities included. $600/mo. lease and deposit. 304-290-6951 or 304-599-8303.
ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED Cable-Internet Included Washer Dryer Included Parking Included Central Heat and Air Walk In Closets Dishwasher-Microwave Private Balconies 24 Hour Emergency Maintanance On Site Management Modern Fire Safety Features Furnished Optional On Inter-Campus Bus Route
150 WELLEN AVE. 2-3/BR. W/D. D/W. Utilities included. $800/mo. lease and deposit. 304-290-6951 or 304-599-8303. 1-2/BR. LOWER SOUTH PARK. Availble June 1st Includes gas/water/trash. Laundry access. 10-min walk to campus. $475/mo&up. 304-288-9978 or 304-288-2052 1,2,3/BR APT w/off-street parking. Laundry facilities. Close to downtown. 15/min walk to WVU campus. $340, $550, $700 plus electric. Available 5/15/11.No Pets. 579 Brockway Ave. 304-282-2729.
OTHER 2BR UNITS CLOSE TO CAMPUS W/SIMILAR AMMENITIES
1-3 BR APTS AND HOUSES. SOME include utilities and allow pets! Call Pearand Corporation 304-292-7171. Shawn D. Kelly Broker 74 Kingwood St.
“GET MORE FOR LESS” CALL TODAY 304-296-3606 www.benttreecourt.com
2-3/BR APTS. AVAILABLE IN MAY. Gilmore St. Apartments. Open floor plans, large kitchens, large decks, A/C, W/D. Off-street parking. Pet Friendly. Off Univ. Ave near top 8th. Text or call: 304-767-0765. 2BR 2FULL BATH NEXT STADIUM AT 910 Don Nehlen Dr. (above the Varsity Club). DW/WD, microwave, Oak cabinets, ceramic/ww carpet, 24hr maintenance, CAC, off-street parking. $395/person +utilities. Close to hospitals. Some pets/conditional. For appt. call 599-0200
SPECIAL SERVICES “AFRAID YOU ARE PREGNANT?” Let’s make sure. Come to BIRTHRIGHT for free pregnancy test. Open Monday-Friday 10:00am-2:00pm. 364 High Street / RM 216 Call 296-0277 or 1-800-550-4900 anytime.
FURNISHED APARTMENTS **COMPLETELY RENOVATED DAIRY QUEEN BLDG. Upper High Street. 2/BR A/C. DW. Sprinkler system, much more. NO PETS. 304-296-2197 or 304-685-3779. 1 & 3 BR APARTMENTS 5 min walk from downtown, w/d, clean, newly renovated 304-288-2499 2 BEDROOM APT IN SUNNYSIDE available for summer rental, May-Aug. Parking included, price negotiable. 302-547-3676.
Now Renting For May 2011
2BR DUPLEX CLOSE TO CAMPUS. Available May. 89 Mason St. $650/month. Parking/no pets, W/D, A/C 304-288-6374 or 304-594-3365
Efficiency 1-2 & 3 Bedrooms • Furnished & Unfurnished • Pets Welcome • 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance • Next To Football Stadium & Hospital • Free Wireless Internet Cafe • State of the Art Fitness Center • Recreation Area Includes Direct TV’s ESPN,NFL, NBA,MLB, Packages • Mountain Line Bus Every 15 Mintues
1&3/BR. SUNNYSIDE. BEHIND SUMMIT hall. 5/min. walk to campus. Year Lease. Nice. 304-622-6826 or 304-672-0559.
Office Hours Mon-Thursday 8am - 7pm Friday 8am - 5pm Saturday 10am - 4pm Sunday 12pm - 4pm
1/BR, VERY NICE. 2MIN WALK TO CAMPUS. Fully furnished, off-street parking. $475/mo+¼utilities. Lease/deposit. No pets. Available May 16. 724-583-1123.
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4/BR CONDO. PRIVATE BATH. Walk-in closets. W/D. $365/mo. per room includes utilities. Contact Yvonne: (302)270-4497 leave message.
2BR/2Bath, CLOSE TO CAMPUS Available May. 332 Stewart Street. $625/month. Utilities included. Parking, no pets, washer/dryer. 304-288-6374 or 304-594-3365 2BR/2BTH. Available May. Stewartstown Rd. $650/month. Garage, no pets, W/D, A/C 304-288-6374 or 304-594-3365
ONE BEDROOM, TWO BEDROOM EFFICIENCY Apts. Central air, off street parking, near law school. No smoking, no pets. Call 304-319-0863.
Affordable & Convenient Within walking distance of Med. Center & PRT UNFURNISHED FURNISHED 2,3, and 4 BR
A MUST SEE LARGE 3 BEDROOM FURNISHED APARTMENT 8 min. walk to main campus. Quiet residential area. Quality furnishings, D/W, Microwave, Off street lighted parking, A/C, Laundry facilities. Year lease, NO PETS 304-296-7476
Rec room With Indoor Pool Exercise Equipment Pool Tables Laundromat Picnic Area Regulation Volley Ball Court Experienced Maintenance Staff Lease-Deposit Required No Pets
APTS AND HOUSES FOR RENT, CAN BE unfurnished. 217, 225, Jones Ave. 341 Mulberry Street, 1-4/BR. $325-$475 each plus utilities. Free off-street parking. NO PETS. Lease May 15, 2011. E.J. Stout 304-685-3457 ATTRACTIVE 1 & 2/BR APARTMENTS. Near Ruby and on Mileground. Plenty of parking. 292-1605
599-0850 SCOTT PROPERTIES, PROPERTIES, LLC Introducing Jones Place In Sunnyside 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Furnished Townhomes With covered Parking Available August 2011
Townhome Living Downtown INCLUDES ALL UTIL, WD, NO PETS 2BR Apt $800, 1BR efficiency $470/mo, 1BR attic apt $500-no WD, AC, 1BR/living room $600. Available May16. 304-983-8066 or 304-288-2109.
Now Leasing For May 2011 UTILITIES PAID
Don’t just go to the movies, GO HOLLYWOOD!
University Town Centre (Behind Target) Morgantown • (304) 598-FILM
$6.00 $5.75 Bargain Matinees - All Shows Before 6PM $6.50 Student Admission with Valid I.D. $6.25
Downtown & South Park Locations Houses & Apartments Efficiencies Starting @ $310
ALL STADIUM SEATING - ALL DIGITAL SOUND
FOR Shows Starting Friday ( ) PLAYS FRI. & SAT. ONLY Hop [PG] 1:10-4:10-6:50-9:25 Hall Pass [PG-13] 4:55-10:05 Sucker Punch [PG-13] Insidious [PG-13] 1:55-7:35 1:25-4:25-7:05-9:45
Diary of a Whimpy Kid: Roderick Rules [PG] 1:00-4:00-6:40:9:15
Limitless [PG-13] 1:05-4:05-6:45-9:20
The Lincoln Lawyer [R] 1:45-4:45-7:25-10:05 Paul [R] 1:35-4:35-7:15-9:55
Arthur [PG-13] 1:30-4:30-7:10-9:40 NO PASSES
Source Code [PG-13] 1:20-4:20-6:55-9:35 Hanna [PG-13] 1:40-4:40-7:20-9:50 Soul Surfer [PG] 1:15-4:15-7:00-9:30 Your Highness [R] 1:50-4:50-7:30-10:00 NO PASSES OR SUPERSAVERS
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@dailyathenaeum BETWEEN CAMPUSES 1-2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS. Attractive & Spacious. Great Neighborhood. Lighted Private Parking. Water Utilities Included. A/C, D/W, W/D Laundry On Site. Furnished & Unfurnished. Cable & Internet Available. No Pets. 304-296-3919
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CLEAN, QUIET, 1BR $475 + ELECTRIC & garbage, available 4/15. LG 2BR $625 +electric & garbage, available 5/15, lease/deposit off st parking upper Wiley 304.612.3216
MUST SEE JUST LISTED. 611 ALLEN Ave. 2/BR. Close to Arnold Hall. Excellent condition. DW, WD, AC, Parking. Utilities included. NO PETS. 12/mo lease and deposit. Call 304-288-1572 or 304-296-8491. Also Available 1/BR.
CONDO FOR RENT (WVU) 4/BR, 4/BA WD in unit. Partially furnished Private parking. $1600/mo includes utilities. Please call 240-687-3451. 240-207-3331.
NOW LEASING 1BR Apartment. Available May 15th. Prefer Graduate Student. No Smoking. No Pets. 304-288-0817
304-599-5011 scottpropertiesllc.com SUNNYSIDE 1 MINUTE WALK to campus. 1-2BRS. Lease and deposit. NO PETS. Call 291-1000 for appointment.
2-3-4-5/BR APARTMENTS. SPRUCE and Prospect Streets. NO PETS. Starting in May/2011. Lease/deposit. For more info call 292-1792. Noon to 7pm. 2BR, 1BATH DOWNTOWN ON STEWART STREET. Recently remodeled. Off-street parking, DW, laundry facilities. $700/month +electric. Pets considered. 304-290-7766 www.rentalswv.com 3/BR TOWNHOUSE, LARGE FREE W/D, Short walk to town & campus, Off Street Parking, No Pets, $350/person, Avail May 16th, call 304-290-3347. 3BR APT, OVERSIZE ROOM, NICE, WD, Parking, Jones & Lorentz Ave, some utilities included. $385 and $450. 304-319-2355. 3BR SOUTH PARK. GREAT LOCATION. DW. WD. Off-street parking. Call 304-906-9984. 3BR, 2BA TOWNHOUSE. WALK TO Mountainlair. DW, WD, Off-street parking. Newly remodeled. Call 304-906-9984. 3/BR FOR RENT. WALKING DISTANCE to downtown campus. $1200/month plus utilities. Off-street parking. No pets. Available May 15. 304-919-0086. 3BR APARTMENT Downtown Campus. W/D, free parking, priced to include utilities. Call 304-594-1200 or bckrentals.com AVAILABLE MAY 2011. 1,2,3,4,5,6BR 304-296-5931. AVAILABLE MAY, NICE 2BR, DOWNTOWN, Pleasant Street, DW, microwave, AC. No Pets. 304-319-2355. AVERY APARTMENTS. NEWER 1+2/BR. units. 1/BR-$625, 2/BR-$850+utilities. Includes: DW, microwave, WD, hardwood floor, walk-in closets. Other amenities include free WiFi, fitness room, sunbed. NO PETS. Conveniently located between downtown and hospitals. Off Stewartstown road. 304-288-0387or 304-692-9296.
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2 Min. From Hospital and Evansdale Bus Service NO PETS
www.morgantownapartments.com BEST LOCATION IN TOWN. OFF CAMPUS housing on campus location! Call us before you sign that lease. Newly remodeled 2 and 3BR, C/A, WD, private patioparking available. 304-598-2560. BEVERLY AVE. APARTMENT. 2-3-4/BR Well-maintained. Off-street parking. W/D. DW. A/C. NO PETS. Available 5/16/11. 304-241-4607. If no answer: 282-0136.
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BRAND NEW! 2/BR Available May 1st. W/D, No Pets, Starting @ $750/mo. 304-329-6384 FIVE (5) 1/BR APARTMENTS NOW available. West Run, Morgantown. $600/mo each plus $300/dep. NO PETS. Call Jess: 304-290-8572. GILMORE ST. APARTMENTS: 3/BR apts. Available in May. Large kitchens, A/C, W/D. Pet Friendly. Off Univ. Ave. near top of 8th St. Call or text: 304-767-0765. GREEN PROPERTIES 1/BR APTS, South Park and Sunnyside. Available May 15th. 304-216-3402.
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VERY NICE SPACIOUS 3-4/BR HOUSE. Walk to campus. NO PETS. W/D. $1000/mo. + Utilities. 304-290-5498. WHARF DISTRICT- 3BR, 2BR & 3BR HOUSES for rent. $350/person/month, includes gas,elec,water. W/D, off-street parking, large houses, big kitchens; 10min walk to campus. Avail. June 1st. Howard Hanna Premier Properties by Barbara Alexander, Owner/Broker, Independently Owned and Operated. 304-594-0115.
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Local benefit concert to ‘Help Africa Heal’ by alex mcpherson a&e writer
This time last year, West Virginia University senior biology major Leila Famouri was in Ghana as part of an Amizade program, performing statistical analysis on disease awareness. In a survey of 50 people in a town of a few hundred, she received startling results. Not a single person knew anything about the deadly virus hepatitis B. While the disease is preventable via vaccination, an estimated 600,000 people die every year related to the infection, according to the World Health Organization. While HIV is the largest killer in Africa, to Famouri, “a life is a life,” and everything done to preserve that is worthwhile. So, this Sunday at so.zo, in Morgantown, the Mountaineers for International Disease Awareness are going to “Help Africa Heal” – with music. Morgantown artists Anar-
chappella, Kenneth Zachary Adkins, Leila Famouri, Simeon Spencer, Erik Goes to Germany and Room 217 will be performing to raise awareness and some money. “I wanted to do more to help people learn about hepatitis B and decided to have a fundraiser here and use that money to make educational materials there and hire health professionals to help spread the word,” Famouri said. The performers are participating voluntarily, although they will be selling merchandise after performances. Erik Goes to Germany is planning some special things with a fully acoustic set. “We’re probably gong to be pretty cover heavy,” said Anthony Kolanko, vocalist for Erik Goes to Germany. “But we’re still going to play a fair number of originals. We’re always excited to play acoustic since we can always try weird instruments like the bongos.” Some potential covers in-
clude Darwin Deez, You, Me and Everyone, and Mumford & Sons. “It’s a good cause and there’s going to be a lot of people playing good music,” Kolanko said. “People should come out for the music and try to learn about the cause as much as they can.” Famouri is also a singer/ songwriter and pianist who will also be performing. While she’ll be mostly performing her own original compositions, she plans to throw in a Regina Spektor cover or two. “There’s a lot of talented musicians that might be overlooked,” Famouri said. “It’s a good time to come out and not just support awareness, but support local musicians too.” “Help Africa Heal: a Music Benefit for Hepatitis B Education,” will be held at so.zo Sunday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $5 and all proceeds go to support hepatitis B education in Ghana. email@example.com
Local band Erik Goes to Germany will play the ‘Help Africa Heal’ benefit concert at so.zo Sunday night. All proceeds will go towards raising awareness and providing education about Hepatitis B.
Comedians take over 123 Pleasant Street Sunday night by david ryan
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Comedian Todd Barry will perform at 123 Pleasant Street Sunday night.
ter this weekend at 123 Pleasant Street. Comedians Todd Barry and Neil Hamburger will co-headline a comedy night with and Brendon Walsh for the “Spring Value Tour 2011” at the local music hot spot Sunday. The show starts at 10 p.m. Barry, known for his laidback delivery style, has played Morgantown before, but couldn’t be sure how many times. “I’m excited about coming back to West Virginia,” he said in an email. The comedian and ac-
tor has appeared in a Comedy Central special, released three stand-up albums and had a bit-part in “The Wrestler,” a part he recently referenced in a “Funny Or Die” sketch. The video sees Barry revealing the movie “Black Swan” was written around his character of a deli manager in New York. “I diversify myself a bit just to mix things up a bit,” he said. “The main thing I do is standup, but it’s nice to get the occasional acting job, do a cartoon voice-over or make a
video.” Barry may be more familiar to audiences from his appearances in “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” as a status-obsessed alien and an appearance as a bongo player in “Flight of the Conchords.” “A guy came up to me the other night and just said ‘Romulox,’” he said. “But ‘Flight of the Conchords’ introduced me to people who didn’t realize I’m a comedian, which makes sense, actually.” Barry’s appearance in Morgantown comes at a time with renewed interest in stand-up comedy. West Virginia University recently sponsored a “Last Comic Standing” competition and Gibbie’s is playing host to stand-up comedy nights. Barry, who primarily per-
forms stand-up in addition to writing and voice-over duties, said experience is the best advice. “My basic advice for anyone trying get into stand-up is: Get on stage as much as possible, write as much as possible and be patient,” he said. Barry’s current favorite comedians is a diverse group. “I always end up leaving people out, but a few who I like are Hannibal Buress, Rachel Feinstein, Myq Kaplan, John Mulaney, Rory Scovel, and bunch of people I can’t think of right now,” he said. Tickets are available for $15 online at http://123pstreet. com or $20 at the door on the day of the show. firstname.lastname@example.org
West Virginia University takes second place in national OneSHIRT college clothing drive by megan puglisi a&E writer
West Virginia University has placed second in a national competition to raise clothing donations. Of the 90 schools in 35 states that participated in this year’s OneSHIRT college clothing drive, WVU placed second, right below Concordia University in Nebraska, which raised 6,068 pounds with 100 volunteers. WVU’s campaign reached a collection of 4,467 pounds or 2.23 tons of clothing during a two-day period. “We feel incredible about this number. We wanted to prove to everybody that the WVU Division of Fashion Merchandising does things well and that we could bring not only the university, but also the community together in a short period of time to be successful,” said campaign director Juan Arcila. The 90 schools collectively raised 31,600 pounds of clothing with 1,350 volunteers which all proceeded Goodwill and Salvation Army. A door hanger was placed on the door of each household visited by volunteers in Morgantown as an advertising method to communicate a clear, concise and explicit message for people to understand what they had to do in order to help. Sections of the city were mapped out and assigned, and a total of more than 2,400 hangers were left at doors. Arcila said the success of this year’s campaign compared to last year’s is due to the reconstruction of organization and planning strategies implanted into the event. Last year the WVU campaign piloted with SustainU and collected about 1,500 pounds of clothing in a week. The cause is an important one, Arcila said. “The main purpose of this campaign was to donate
clothes to the less fortunate in a more dynamic and creative way than ever before,” said Campaign Director Juan, Arcila said. “This is a very important event because it allows the community to come together and prove to other university towns that Morgantown is a very giving community that is always willing to help.” The Sunnyside Up revitalization program helped the effort, Arcila said. “We believe that the community has become a lot more positive and giving after the Sunnyside Up project. We were able to send student volunteers out to that area of town and collect some clothing without any problems, which may not have been possible in the past,” Arcila said. Besides planning to execute another event in April 2012, the OneSHIRT Campaign at WVU has also become a critical part of the organization. “SustainU and the University are working on strategies in order to improve the event next year,” she said. “The event will change a lot by being hosted in April instead of February, and we will also make sure we advertise it a lot more and earlier than we did this year.” For more information, visit http://www.sustainuclothing. com. email@example.com
Published on Apr 7, 2011