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THE DAILY ATHENAEUM BIG EAST CHAMPS. AGAIN. Women’s soccer wins second consecutive Big East tournament championship

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The No. 11 West Virginia women’s soccer team defeated Louisville Sunday at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium to claim a Big East Conference title for the second straight year. It’s the third Big East championship in the last five years for the Mountaineers. Read more from Sunday’s soccer game against Louisville in Sports.

Butler, Stinespring named 2011 Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer by lydia nuzum

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West Virginia University Mountaineer Week 2011 was capped off Saturday during the WVU vs. Louisville football game, when the University crowned seniors Ryan Butler and Katlin Stinespring as Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer. Stinespring, a senior public relations student, said the honor of being named Ms. Mountaineer is something for which she is thankful. “I’m very thankful for all the opportunities that I’ve been given through my time at WVU, and I have just strived to be the most positive representation

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of the University as possible,” Stinespring said. Stinespring was sponsored by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She is the vice president of public relations and membership of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, as well as the assistant clarinet section leader and a woodwind rank leader of the ‘Pride of West Virginia’, the mountaineer marching band, among other

University activities. Stinespring is a native of Hurricane, W.Va., and is expected to graduate in May. Stinespring said her interest in WVU has grown since she was young. “It started out as a fanship of the athletic teams, but as I learned more and more about the University, I realized there was no other university that I could attend that I could get anything more from my university experience,” she said. Stinespring said her work toward earning a public relations degree has taught her the importance of being a positive reflection on the University. “I’ve learned that within the

University, the students are the immediate and most prominent public relations practitioners for any University,” Stinespring said. “It’s our job to positively represent the University in everything we do.” Butler, a senior master’s student in secondary math education, said he was surprised and pleased to be honored as Mr. Mountaineer. “Hearing my name called, I was just in complete disbelief that it was actually me,” Butler said. Butler was sponsored by the WVU Collegiate 4-H Club. He is a resident assistant at the

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Four awarded ‘Most Loyal’ awards Saturday by mackenzie mays city editor

West Virginia University honored four individuals who have proved to be “Most Loyal” during a halftime ceremony at Saturday’s football game against Louisville, as part of the 64th annual Mountaineer Week. Mountaineer Week is a University celebration of Appalachian heritage held from Oct. 28 to Nov. 5. Most Loyal West Virginian and Alumni Mountaineer awards have been presented since 1974, while the Most Loyal Faculty and Staff

Mountaineer Award was created in 1994. The 2011 honorees include Jim Justice, Most Loyal West Virginian; John Mallory, Most Loyal Alumni Mountaineer; Kerry Odell, Most Loyal Faculty Mountaineer; and Becky Lofstead, Most Loyal Staff Mountaineer. Lofstead, the assistant vice president of university communication in the Office of University Relations at WVU, is an award-winning communications and administrative professional. She said she was honored to be chosen as someone who exemplifies such faithfulness to WVU’s

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goals and ideals. “I am excited and thrilled to receive this honor. Saturday was an amazing day – one I will cherish for a lifetime,” she said. “Next to my family, WVU means the world to me. As a little girl growing up, my dad, an All-American basketball player in the late ‘40s, would talk about this magical place. So, there was never any doubt where I wanted to go to college. And now, working for my alma mater with great friends and colleagues is a true joy.” Justice is the chairman and CEO of The Greenbrier Resort, a luxury resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., and

home to The Greenbrier Classic, an official PGA Tour event. He currently serves as the head boys’ and girls’ basketball coach at Greenbrier East High School in Lewisburg, W.Va. Justice is recognized as the Most Loyal West Virginian for his impact on the entire state’s economy through business and professional and civic achievement. Mallory earned the title of Most Loyal Alumni this year for his support of WVU activities and operations through leadership and service.

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Seniors Ryan Butler and Katlin Stinespring were named Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer.

ON THE INSIDE The West Virginia men’s basketball team was upset by Northern Kentucky Friday night 74-71 in its only exhibition game. SPORTS PAGE 9

Farmers market moving indoors for winter by erin fitzwilliams editor-in-chief

The weekly bustle of the Morgantown Farmers’ Market is over for the fall, but it will reopen Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Marilla Recreation Center building from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., said Lisa Lagana, the market manager. She said throughout the winter more meats, cheeses, eggs, woolen items and those farmers who utilize green houses are the ones that typically keep offering products throughout the winter. Currently there are 48 ven-

dors involved with the Morgantown Farmers’ Market, Lagana said. But, she disputes when the town began to recognize the group of local farmers. “It depends who you ask, but the market has been organized for about 10 years,” Lagana said. “It’s gotten bigger every year.” She said that before there was any sort of group for the farmers, a few vendors would bring out their produce in front of the Monongalia County Circuit Court on High Street. After growing for

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ANOTHER LOSS The West Virginia football team lost its second Big East game as Louisville took down the Mountaineers 38-35 Saturday. SPORTS PAGE 9


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Child sex charges, possible cover-up rock Penn St HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania law requiring some school officials and others to report suspected child abuse does not apply to a Penn State administrator who’s accused of keeping quiet about allegations that a former football coach molested a boy in a shower, the administrator’s attorney said Sunday. The comments by Pittsburgh lawyer Thomas J. Farrell offer a preview of the defense he plans to use on the charge of failing to report faced by his client, Gary C. Schultz, the university’s senior vice president for finance and business. Farrell said he will seek to have the charge dismissed. The charge is part of a broader case centered on retired Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, who is accused of sexually abusing eight boys over 15 years. Schultz, 62, and Penn State athletic director Tim Curley, 57, were both charged Saturday with failing to report to state and county officials that a witness told them he saw Sandusky sexually abusing a naked boy in the showers of a team practice facility in 2002. Schultz and Curley were both also charged with perjury. Lawyers for all three men say they are innocent. Farrell told The Associated Press on Sunday that the mandated reporting rules only apply to people who come into direct contact with children. He also said the statute of limitations for the summary offense with which Schultz is charged is two years, so it expired in 2004. The explosive charges are surprising both for what they detail and their contrast to the image of Penn State’s football program. Under the leadership of Joe Paterno, who’s won more games than any coach in Division I history, the Nittany Lions have become a bedrock in the college game. For more than four decades, Pater-

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Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, right, poses with his defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky during Penn State Media Day at State College, Pa., in 1999. no’s teams have been revered both for winning, including two national championships, and largely steering clear of trouble. Paterno is not implicated in the case. “Joe Paterno was a witness who cooperated and testified before the grand jury,” said Nils Frederiksen, a spokesman for the state attorney general’s office. “He’s not a suspect.” Frederiksen called questions about whether Paterno might testify premature and speculation. “That’s putting the cart way ahead of the horse,” he said. “We’re certainly not going to be discussing the lineup of potential witnesses.” The grand jury report that lays out the accusations against

the men cites the state’s Child Protective Services Law, which requires immediate reporting by doctors, nurses, school administrators, teachers, day care workers, police and others. Neither Schultz nor Curley appear to have had direct contact with the boys Sandusky is accused of abusing, including the one involved in the eyewitness account prosecutors say they were given. Prosecutors say Sandusky encountered victims through The Second Mile, a charity he founded for at-risk children. The two school administrators fielded the complaint from an unnamed graduate assistant, and from Paterno. The Patriot-News of Harrisburg has identified the graduate assistant as Mike McQueary,

now the team’s wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. McQueary was out of town on a recruiting trip Sunday, according to his father, John McQueary, who declined to comment about the case or say whether they are the two named in the grand jury report. The law “applies only to children under the care and supervision of the organization for which he works, and that’s Penn State, it’s not The Second Mile,” Farrell said of his client. “This child, from what we know, was a Second Mile child.” Messages left later Sunday seeking comment from Frederiksen with the attorney general’s office, and from Curley’s lawyer, Caroline Ro-

West Virginia redistricting plans under legal fire CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — All three of West Virginia’s new redistricting plans now face legal challenges, and the state’s chief election official says there’s less than a month to resolve them in order to keep the 2012 balloting calendar on track. Three separate petitions ask the state Supreme Court to block the redrawn map for the House of Delegates. One of those cases was filed Friday. Another filing that day seeks the same result for the state Senate redistricting plan. A federal lawsuit, also filed Friday, targets the tweaking of district lines for the state’s three seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. At least one more challenge may be on the way. Kanawha County lawyer Thornton Cooper, among those suing over the House of Delegates plan, said he hopes to file another petition Monday opposing the Senate plan. Cooper has been among the critics of the House’s handling of the redistricting process, while praising senators for holding a series of public hearings around the state in

advance of the Legislature’s actions this summer. “They did everything right and the House did everything wrong when it comes to input,” Cooper said Friday. “But I don’t think either one of them complied with the state constitution.” The state Supreme Court also heard Friday from Secretary of State Natalie Tennant. As West Virginia’s elections chief, she must carry out the district changes and help county officials do the same. As a result, each case seeks to stop her office from acting. “Secretary Tennant accepts this responsibility even though she personally does not necessarily agree with the process by which the legislation was created, or the contents of the legislation,” her Supreme Court filing said. Responding to the two initial House challenges, Tennant offered Dec. 1 as “the effective go/no-go date for conducting the 2012 election in accord with” the House redistricting plan. She referred to that month’s deadlines for publishing notice of new voting precinct boundaries. Would-be House candidates, meanwhile, must know

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where the districts fall by Jan. 9, when the filing period begins, she told the justices. Each pending challenge alleges the Legislature violated constitutional provisions when it realigned district boundaries in response to the 2010 Census. All five invoke the West Virginia Constitution’s mandate for equal representation. Other cited provisions that require districts to be compact and contiguous, and govern when counties share delegates or are entitled to their own. Several of the cases also look to the U.S. Constitution and the equal protection clause of its 14th Amendment. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that this principle of one person, one vote requires “substantially equal legislative representation” and for congressional districts to be equal in population “as nearly as is practicable.” The U.S. House redistricting plan makes the slightest changes among the three. It shifts Mason County from the 2nd District to the 3rd District to adjust their populations. The resulting lawsuit, filed by Jefferson County commissioners, argues that senators wrongly chose this plan over one that yielded nearly identical populations among the three districts. It also questions how the 2nd District can be considered compact if it stretches across the state from the Ohio River to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Cooper, a Democrat, is among those who championed single-delegate districts for all 100 House seats.

The new plan instead distributes the delegates among 67 districts. While 47 are single-seat and another 11 have two members, the remaining nine each have between three and five delegates. Of the other two House challenges, Putnam and Mason officials filed one jointly while one from Monroe County officials arrived Friday. Each county contests the sharing of its delegate districts with neighbors. Residents of Monongalia and Wood counties, including former Sen. Frank Deem, are contesting the Senate plan. That new map, of 17 two-seat districts, splits 13 of 55 counties between more than one district. Monongalia County would remain divided among three different districts. Tennant’s response argues that the House petitions second-guess the Legislature regarding a duty that it alone must perform. She also questions whether these pending lawsuits differ much from unsuccessful challenges to previous rounds of once-perdecade redistricting. Both Deem, R-Wood, and Mason County’s commission sued after the previous round of redistricting in 2001. Cooper has also been involved in prior redistricting challenges. “There is not a single line in either Petition asserting that the methods, principles, considerations and practices used in (the House plan) represent a novel or significant departure from prior Legislative practice,” said her filing, written by Assistant Attorney General Tom Rodd, a former Supreme Court law clerk.

berto, were not immediately returned. Farrell said it was accurate to say the allegations against Curley are legally flawed in the same manner. Farrell said he plans to seek dismissal at the earliest opportunity. Both Schultz and Curley are scheduled to turn themselves in at a district judge’s office in Harrisburg on Monday. “Now, tomorrow is probably not the appropriate time,” Farrell said. “We’ll bring every legal challenge that is appropriate, and I think quite a few are appropriate.” As a summary offense, failure to report suspected child abuse carries up to three months in jail and a $200 fine. “As far as my research shows, there has never been a reported criminal decision under this statute, and the civil decisions go our way,” he said. Curley and Schultz met with the graduate assistant about a week and a half after the alleged attack, Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly said Saturday. There is no indication that anyone at school attempted to find the boy or follow up with the witness, she said. “Despite a powerful eyewitness statement about the sexual assault of a child, this incident was not reported to any law enforcement or child protective agency, as required by Pennsylvania law,” Kelly said. The allegations mirror the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the Catholic church, albeit on a smaller and narrower scale. As in the church’s case, authorities say high-ranking figures were given details about instances of sex abuse and failed to share them with law enforcement or child-welfare agencies. Curley and Schultz also are accused of perjury for their testimony to the grand jury that issued a 23-page report on the matter Friday, the day before state prosecutors charged them. Sandusky was arrested

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Continued from page 1 years, the farmers decided to work together and move the market to the Seneca Center for more convenient parking. Eventually the market moved to its current residence in a Spruce Street parking lot. The market is no longer just about produce – locally made breads, honey, cheeses and other dairy products are available at the markets. The Morgantown Farmers’ Market has gained much local success and funds that it is able to build a permanent shelter at the site, which will allow both vendors and consumers to enjoy the market with protection from the elements. Production of a pavilion has already begun, as the concrete foundations for the posts have been placed strategically in the parking lot, which Lagana said will still be able to be used as a parking lot.

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WVU Honors Hall, the treasurer and webmaster of the WVU Collegiate 4-H Club, a member of the Circle K International organization and the Council of Math Education. Butler was also a member of the President’s Forum on Innovation and Economic Competitiveness. He is a native of Clarksburg, W.Va., and is expected to graduate in May. “I want to thank my parents for everything they’ve done for me,” Butler said. “I want to thank my friends for supporting me and the WVU Collegiate 4-H club for believing in me and sponsoring me.” Nominees for Mr. Mountaineer included James Bailey, Jason Bailey, Ryan Butler, Benja-

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Continued from page 1 He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from WVU, and played for the WVU football team. He went on to play in the NFL. Mallory served on the WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Visiting committee and the WVU Alumni Association Board of Directors, and is a member of the WVU Athletic Hall of Fame.

Saturday and charged with 40 criminal counts. Curley denied that the assistant had reported anything of a sexual nature, calling it “merely ‘horsing around,’” the grand jury report said. But he also testified that he barred Sandusky from bringing children onto campus and that he advised Penn State President Graham Spanier of the matter. The grand jury said Curley was lying, Kelly said, adding that it also deemed portions of Schultz’s testimony not to be credible. Schultz told the jurors he also knew of a 1998 investigation involving sexually inappropriate behavior by Sandusky with a boy in the showers the football team used. But despite his job overseeing campus police, he never reported the 2002 allegations to any authorities, “never sought or received a police report on the 1998 incident and never attempted to learn the identity of the child in the shower in 2002,” the jurors wrote. “No one from the university did so.” Farrell said Schultz “should have been required only to report it to his supervisor, which he did.” Schultz reports to Penn State president Graham Spanier, who testified before the grand jury that Schultz and Curley came to him with a report that a staff member was uncomfortable because he’d seen Sandusky “horsing around” with a boy. Spanier was not charged. About the perjury charge, Farrell said: “We’re going to have a lot of issues with that, both factual and legal. I think there’s a very strong defense here.” The university is paying legal costs for Curley and Schultz because the allegations against them concern how they fulfilled their responsibilities as employees, spokeswoman Lisa Powers said. “Starting in the spring, the actual shelter will begin to go up,” Lagana said. “It’s still important to keep this parking lot usable, which will stay; it has got to.” According to Lagana, more than 52,000 people have visited the market in the past year. She said the market consistently pulls more than 1,000 consumers on its Saturday markets. During the peak season months of July, August and September, Lagana said numbers averaged almost 3,000 visitors, with occasionally more than 3,500 visitors in one day’s 8:30 a.m. to noon market. The number of local farmers’ markets has almost tripled in the past 15 years according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, bringing the number to more than 7,000 markets nationwide. Over the past year, more than 1,000 local farmers’ markets have sprouted in the U.S., which is more than a 17 percent increase from 2010. erin.fitzwilliams@mail.wvu.edu

min Dotson and Chris Smith. Nominees for Ms. Mountaineer were Adrienne Duckworth, Katie McDonald, Anna Phoenix, Katlin Stinespring and Rachel Viglianco. Nominees for Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer were required to be eligible to graduate in May 2012, as well as possess a high level of academic achievement and extra-curricular involvement. As Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer, Butler and Stinespring will host a blood drive on Jan. 19, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. They will also be asked to take part in the Dancing with Our Mountaineer Stars event in March and will co-host the WVU Miner’s Day program as part of Miner’s Day on Dec. 3.

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Big quake follows increase in Oklahoma rumblings SPARKS, Okla. (AP) — Clouds of dust belched from the corners of almost every room in Joe Reneau’s house as the biggest earthquake in Oklahoma history rocked the two-story building. A roar that sounded like a jumbo jet filled the air, and Reneau’s red-brick chimney collapsed and fell into the roof above the living room. By the time the shaking stopped, a pantry worth of food had been strewn across the kitchen and shards of glass and pottery covered the floor. “It was like WHAM!” said Reneau, 75, gesturing with swipes of his arms. “I thought in my mind the house would stand, but then again, maybe not.” The magnitude 5.6 earthquake and its aftershocks still had residents rattled Sunday. No injuries were reported, and aside from a buckled highway and the collapse of a tower on the St. Gregory’s University administration building, neither was any major damage. But the weekend earthquakes were among the strongest yet in a state that has seen a dramatic, unexplained increase in seismic activity. Oklahoma typically had about 50 earthquakes a year until 2009. Then the number spiked, and 1,047 quakes shook the state last year, prompting researchers to install seismographs in the area. Still, most of the earthquakes have been small. Saturday night’s big one jolted Oklahoma State University’s stadium shortly after the

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Jess Burrow, left, and James Patterson look over the damage caused outside the home of Joe and Mary Reneau when their chimney was toppled by Saturday’s earthquake in Sparks, Okla., Sunday. No. 3 Cowboys defeated No. 17 Kansas State. Fans were still leaving the game. “That shook up the place, had a lot of people nervous,” Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon said. The temblor sent Jesse Richards’ wife running outside because she thought their home was going to collapse. The earthquake centered near their home in Sparks, 44 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, could be felt throughout the

state and in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, northern Texas and some parts of Illinois and Wisconsin. Richards estimated it lasted for as much as a minute. One of his wife’s cookie jars fell on the floor and shattered, and pictures hanging in their living room were knocked askew. “We’ve been here 18 years, and it’s getting to be a regular occurrence,” said Richards, 50. But, he added, “I hope I never get used to them.”

Geologists now believe a magnitude 4.7 earthquake Saturday morning was a foreshock to the bigger one that followed that night. They recorded 10 aftershocks by midmorning Sunday and expected more. Two of the aftershocks, at 4 a.m. and 9 a.m., were big, magnitude 4.0. “We will definitely continue to see aftershocks, as we’ve already seen aftershocks from this one,” said Paul Earle, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo.

“We will see aftershocks in the days and weeks to come, possibly even months.” Brad Collins, the spokesman for St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, said one of the four towers on its “castle-looking” administration building collapsed in the big earthquake and the other three towers were damaged. He estimated the towers were about 25 feet tall. “We definitely felt it,” Collins said. “I was at home, getting ready for bed and it felt like the house was going to collapse. I tried to get back to my kids’ room and it was tough to keep my balance, I could hardly walk.” Scientists say they have no explanation for the quakes. They happened along an ancient fault, although it’s not clear yet whether shifting along the fault is what caused them, Earle said. One reason earthquakes are hard to predict in Oklahoma is that the state sits over a series of smaller ancient faults, rather than a major fault, such as California’s San Andreas Fault, he said. Arkansas also has seen a big increase in earthquake activity, which residents have blamed on injection wells. Natural gas companies engaged in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, use fluid to break apart shale and rock to release natural gas. Injection wells then dispose of the fluid by injecting it back into the ground. There are 181 injection wells in the Oklahoma county where most of the weekend earthquakes happened, said Matt

Skinner, spokesman for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, which oversees oil and gas production in the state and intrastate transportation pipelines. But natural gas companies claim there is no proof of a connection between injection wells and earthquakes, and a study released earlier this year by an Oklahoma Geological Survey seismologist seems to back that up. It found most of the state’s seismic activity didn’t appear to be tied to the wells, although more investigation was needed. The state survey didn’t respond to phone messages left Sunday. Earle said he couldn’t comment on the relationship between fracking, injection wells and earthquakes. Most Oklahoma residents still see earthquakes as anomalies in a state more often damaged by tornadoes. Roger Baker, 52, laughed at the idea of buying earthquake insurance, although the weekend quakes left a 6-foot-long crack several inches deep his yard in Sparks. “It’s just a part of life,” he said. Prague resident Mark Treat, 52, was at the Dollar General store Sunday, buying paper towels in bulk, garbage bins and a broom and mop to begin cleaning up his home. He said the quake hit hard enough to knock dishes, lamps and a TV to the ground and overturn a chest of drawers. “It busted up a lot of stuff,” Treat said. “I can’t believe is only was a 5.6.”

Occupy Atlanta plans 2nd attempt to camp at park Cain says he won’t ATLANTA (AP) — Occupy Atlanta organizers said Sunday that they plan to again try to camp at a city park, setting up yet another showdown with police a night after 20 people were arrested during a rally that spilled into the streets. The group will hold its general assembly meeting Sunday evening, then march back to Woodruff Park downtown, said organizer Tim Franzen. Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said police would continue to enforce the law. Anti-Wall Street protesters across the country have been arrested in recent weeks, most for curfew violations. Some of the most intense confrontations between demonstrators and police have been in Oakland, Calif., where two Iraq War veterans have been hurt in separate clashes with officers. In Atlanta, 19 people were arrested on charges they refused to leave the park after curfew or blocked city roads, police said. Franzen said they would be released from jail Sunday. He said one other person charged with aggravated assault and obstruction likely won’t be bailed out until sometime this week. Before Saturday’s 11 p.m. curfew, a crowd of several hundred protesters had set up tents at Woodruff Park, the scene of about 50 arrests of demonstrators last month. Organizers had said they planned to stay overnight despite warnings from the mayor and police that any-

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Amy Barnes protests as police move in to clear a downtown street during an Occupy Atlanta demonstration late Saturday in Atlanta. one there past closing would be arrested. But as 11 p.m. approached, protesters began decamping peacefully. Dozens of officers were on hand, herding protesters away from the park’s entrances and installing barricades around it. A police helicopter flew overhead. While most protesters left the park, a few people stayed behind. Many spilled onto Peachtree Street, blocking roads. An officer on a motorcycle, with its lights and siren turned on, drove into a crowd marching on the street. Video of the incident appears to show two people pushing against the front of the mo-

torcycle as the engine revs. A scuffle ensues when a third person intervenes, which leads to a sometimes tense confrontation between protesters and officers. Police officers in riot gear and on horseback filled the street, warning protesters to stay on the sidewalk. The protesters shouted at the officers, chanting slogans such as, “Shame! Shame!” and “What about your pensions?” A small group yelled more insulting things like, “Put the pigs back in their sty, we the people occupy.” Protesters began camping out in Woodruff Park on Oct. 7. Mayor Kasim Reed initially

issued an executive order allowing them to stay overnight, but later revoked it after he said there were increasing security concerns. “Mayor Reed was clear earlier this week in his public statements that the City of Atlanta would arrest any persons who violated the law,” Police Chief George Turner said. The statement added warnings were issued over a loudspeaker repeatedly in English and Spanish before the latest arrests. Hours later, though, Occupy Atlanta organizer Latron Price said he was disappointed that the situation grew confrontational.

2012 race likely to be close, tough, maybe brutal WASHINGTON (AP) — One year to go until Election Day and the Republican presidential field is deeply unsettled, leaving President Barack Obama only to guess who his opponent will be. But the race’s contours are starting to come into view. It’s virtually certain that the campaign will be a close, grinding affair, markedly different from the 2008 race. It will play out amid widespread economic anxiety and heightened public resentment of government and politicians. Americans who were drawn to the drama of Obama’s barrier-breaking battle with Hillary Rodham Clinton, and the upand-down fortunes of John McCain and Sarah Palin, are likely to see a more partisan contest this time, with Ohio and Florida playing crucial roles as they did in 2000 and 2004. Republicans have their script; they just need to pick the person to deliver it. It will portray Obama as a failed leader who backs away when challenged and who doesn’t understand what it takes to create jobs and spur business investment. Obama will highlight his opponent’s ties to the tea party

and its priorities. He will say Republicans are obsessed with protecting millionaires’ tax cuts while the federal debt soars and working people struggle. On several issues, voters will see a more distinct contrast between the nominees than in 2008. Even the most moderate Republican candidates have staked out more rigidly conservative views on immigration, taxes and spending than did Arizona Sen. McCain. Democrats say Obama has little control over the two biggest impediments to his reelection: unemployment and congressional gridlock. The jobless rate will stand at levels that have not led to a president’s re-election since the Great Depression. Largely because of that, Obama will run a much more negative campaign, his aides acknowledge, even if it threatens to demoralize some supporters who were inspired by his 2008 message of hope. The tea party, one of the modern era’s most intriguing and effective political movements, will play its first role in a presidential race. After helping Republicans win huge victories in last year’s congressional elections, activists may push the GOP presidential contend-

ers so far right that the eventual nominee will struggle to appeal to independents. “It’s going to be extremely different, with much more hand-to-hand combat, from one foxhole to another, targeted to key states,” said Chris Lehane, who helped run Democrat Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign. Republican consultant Terry Holt agreed. “You can expect a very negative campaign,” he said. “In 2008, Barack Obama was peddling hope and change. Now he’s peddling fear and poverty.” Obama and his aides reject that characterization, of course. They say the Republican candidates are under the tea party’s spell, noting that all of them

said they would reject a deficit-reduction plan even if it included $10 in spending cuts for every dollar in new taxes. Both parties agree that jobs will be the main issue. The White House predicts unemployment will hover around 9 percent for at least a year, a frighteningly high level for a president seeking a second term. GOP lawmakers, who control the House and have filibuster power in the Senate, have blocked Obama’s job proposals, mainly because they would raise taxes on the wealthy. The candidates, echoing their Republican colleagues in Congress, say new jobs will follow cuts in taxes, regulation and federal spending.

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — Republican presidential contender Herman Cain on Saturday vowed to answer no more questions about decade-old sexual harassment allegations and blamed journalists for the claims that have dogged his campaign. Growing agitated with reporters after a one-on-one debate with rival Newt Gingrich, the former business executive suggested the reporters who asked questions about the allegations were unethical. Asked if he planned to never answer questions about the incidents, he was certain. “You got it,” he snapped, even as the allegations leave plenty of doubts about Cain’s candidacy. A lawyer for one of Cain’s accusers said Friday that his client had filed a complaint “in good faith” against Cain in the 1990s for “several instances of sexual harassment” and had received a financial settlement. Attorney Joel Bennett suggested Cain wasn’t telling the truth in his repeated denials of the incidents that allegedly took place while the Georgia businessman headed the National Restaurant Association. Cain repeatedly has denied ever sexually harassing anyone, and his campaign

said it was “looking to put this issue behind us.” Advisers had hoped Saturday night’s debate here near Houston would help do that. Tea party organizers explicitly limited to the discussion to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Gingrich, however, gave Cain an opportunity to address the allegations with an open-ended question about what has surprised him about running for president. Cain didn’t hesitate: “The nit-pickiness of the media,” he said. “It is the actions and behavior of the media that have been the biggest surprise,” he said, his voice rising. “There are too many people in the media who are downright dishonest. ... They do a disservice to the American people,” Cain said, bringing the room to its feet. Gingrich had nothing to gain by raising allegations of improper sexual behavior by one of his rivals. The former House speaker from Georgia has been divorced twice and married three times, including to his current wife with whom he had an affair while married to his second wife. Yet the moment gave Cain another opportunity to decry the media, whom he has blamed for the allegations becoming public.

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Penn State should be held accountable Anyone who has information about the abuse of a child and doesn’t report it to the police should be penalized by the law. On Saturday retired Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was charged for sexually abusing young boys over a 15-year period. Four of those years occurred during his time at Penn State. According to the grand jury, at least one of the allegations was known by members of the Penn State athletic department, including longtime head football coach Joe

Paterno and Athletic Director Tim Curley. In 2002, a graduate assistant walked in on an unsuspecting Sandusky, who was sexually abusing a young boy in a Penn State facility shower. The graduate assistant reported it to Paterno, who then reported it to Curley – but no one reported the incident to the police. The men were obviously protecting the interests of the athletic department and not the wellbeing of the child – Curley didn’t even ask for the boy’s name. Curley and Gary Schultz,

the senior vice president for finance and business at Penn State, were charged for not reporting the incident to the police. Under a Pennsylvania law, school officials must report child abuse. To make the matter more disgusting, Penn State is paying for Curley and Schultz’s legal fees. The University should have immediately fired all who were knowledgeable of the incident – let alone pay for their defense. Even though there is no bylaw regarding this circumstance within NCAA rules, ac-

tion should be taken. Everyone in the Penn State football program and athletic department should be held accountable. It doesn’t seem that anyone in the Penn State athletic department gave any concern for the children – they just wanted the incident to remain quiet. It may not be a coincidence that the graduate assistant who walked in on Sandusky, Mike McQueary, is now the team’s wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. Those who serve as teachers, athletic coaches and other persons affiliated with an educational institution should

be held to a higher standard. Children look at these individuals with trust and high regard. The Penn State officials allowed Sandusky to roam the streets for nine years, posing a threat to countless other children. All involved in covering-up the sexual abuse should be fired from their positions at Penn State and be punished by the law. Anyone who was aware of the abuse should be treated as if they participated.

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Apple’s launch of the new iPhone 4S is leaving customers in awe with its 1080p video recorder, 8 megapixel camera, dual-core A5chip for lightening speeds and Siri, a computer-generated personal assistant. Siri helps users by recognizing speech to help with everyday tasks such as scheduling meetings, making phone calls and finding a place to eat. Siri is also proactive and does not stop until the user gets what they are looking for. If Siri does not have the answer, it will look it up on Google or Bing. Users can also tell it who to text, who to call and to remind them to get coffee or bring their keys. It is able to identify who your boss is or who your friends are based on the details in the contacts list. Tell Siri, “Tell Donny I’m running late,” and it will let Donny know. The software also speaks for itself, allowing users to have conversations with the app, potentially leading consumers to find a friend within their phone. Although Siri is extremely useful in finding information and scheduling, it has the potential to further limit the amount social interaction people have. The relationship between the user and his or her phone becomes stronger and teaches the user to become more dependent on his or her phone. Users depend on their phones like a young child does on their mother or father. When users leave their phones at home, they describe feeling anxious, stressed and cut off from the world. This behavior is characteristic of the separation anxiety that a child feels when their care-

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An iPhone 4S displays the Siri voice command feature. giver goes away for a short period of time. In an article in the New York Times, Martin Lindstrom, a consumer advocate and branding consultant, conducted a study analyzing brain activity toward brands such as Apple and Harley-Davidson with world religion. The participants were shown video of a vibrating iPhone and then the audio of a ringing iPhone. They were

also shown images of the pope and rosary beads. Lindstrom used functional magnetic resonance imaging tests to look at brain activity and found that all of the images had the same response of brain activity in the insular cortex region of the brain, the area associated with love and kindness. It was found that the participants’ reacted to the sound of the ringing phone as they

would to a friend or family member. In essence, iPhone users literally love their phones, and this bond will only grow deeper as users interact with Siri more. “We as human beings are incredibly good at trying to find human dimension in anything in order to create a bond with it,” said Lindstrom in the article. Ever since Tamagotchis

(hand-held digital pets), having a relationship with technology has become the norm. However, now it is even more extreme because the lines between technology and human have started to smear with Siri. Siri understands slang, which is very uncharacteristic of voice-controlled software and has the ability to think for itself. This could lead to some in-

teresting conversations, but if the user becomes overly dependent, it might hinder relationships with real people, and the user would lose their independence. As this relationship grows deeper, it seems very likely that people will cut themselves off from social interaction. The best remedy is to turn off the phone and relearn how to live without it for a day.

eting 8 percent – from 4 percent to 12 – and GDP falling by 17 percent and the government not intervening with fiscal stimulus. It’s almost inconceivable, yet this was the brazen path chosen by President Warren Harding. The actions that were chosen, instead, were the reduction of marginal tax rates, slashing the federal government’s budget in half and paying the national debt down by one-third that year. Moreover, the Federal Reserve took a backseat and did not attempt to use the money supply as a weapon in fighting the economic turmoil. Unemployment reduced almost as sharply as it had risen. In 1922, the unemployment level had subsided to 6.2 percent and by 1923, it had fallen to 2.4 percent. The country let the market clear and the losses were taken by individuals, not the tax payers. The financial and capital structures adjusted, credit weakness was eliminated, production became

more affordable and the business community began to flourish. There were no bailouts, no quantitative easing and no massive spending bills. Laissez-faire economics saved the day. Yet, while seeking solutions for our current economic troubles, politicians and leftist economists almost never even acknowledge that the 1920-21 recession had even occurred. The politicians see what they want to see. Instead, they babble on about the Great Depression, which occurred close to a decade later and how President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program turned America’s economy around. Or, perhaps even worse, they give credit for ending the Great Depression to the massive spending that occurred during World War II. Both answers are predictable, in that, the politicians would like to point to political solutions for economic hardships. In reality, however, what re-

ally boosted the economy after World War II was a return to a more relative laissez-faire economic system. The doomsayers were screaming that the economy would be in further shambles when the troops returned home from abroad and that more government stimulus would be absolutely vital to survival. The opposite occurred, in fact. Taxes were cut and many of the economic controls of the previous decade were lifted. Meanwhile, the troops returned and the economy returned to real prosperity. Laissez-faire, again, laid claims to triumph. The real relevance in all of this is in the application of solutions to today’s financial crisis. We have been treated to massive spending bills by both a Republican and a Democratic president. Bailouts, stimulus and quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve have all run amok since the crisis began. The powers that be have

again and again placed their faith in a central planning scheme that simply has not worked when applied and continuously placed blame on the free market. Never mind the fact that America has not had any real semblance of a free market for decades. Things don’t appear to be getting any better, either. The powers at the top refuse to make a paradigm shift in policy-making and continue to believe in false, paper idols. Likewise, the fields of presidential candidates mostly don’t seem to understand the core of the boom-bust cycle. Only a single candidate had the wherewithal to predict the housing bubble that eventually lead to collapse of our economy. And no, it wasn’t former Federal Reserve banker Herman Cain. At the core of the boombust cycle are the lowering of interest rates through the artificial expansion of credit and inflation. All of which are products of

central banking, or more precisely, the Federal Reserve. Interest rates are important in the market because they coordinate production across time. By fixing interest at a nonmarket rate, false signals are sent to investors, who then make investments in entrepreneurial efforts in which they otherwise wouldn’t. This malinvestment causes production levels in the economy to be unrepresentative of consumers’ demands and it fuels an inevitable economic downturn. This is why it is essential for no government intervention during recessions. The government ensures the continuation of the malinvestment and resources in areas where consumers aren’t demanding them. With the recovery from the depression of 1920-21, the malinvestment created by the Federal Reserve’s non-market interest rates was absolved and the economy returned to prosperity. The same must occur today.

The free market would end economic turmoil in the US brandon muncy columnist

You’ve heard of the “roaring ‘20s,” but have you ever heard of the recession that occurred between 1920 and 1921? If so, you’re likely either a supporter of free market economics or a history buff. The solution to our recession hidden within the past. There are many similarities between the depression of 1920-21 and the current economic downturn. The economic and historical importance of the 192021 recession is that next to no government interventions were made in attempts to counter the economic downturn, which is a sharp contrast to the events of today. Simultaneously, the culprits of each economic calamity are one in the same – the Federal Reserve. Imagine, in this day and age, unemployment skyrock-

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TUESDAY NOVEMBER 8

THE WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY FREETHINKING, INQUIRING, SECULAR HUMANISTS meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Rhododendron Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, email wvu.darwin. fish@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9

THE WVU STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY will have a meeting at 6 p.m. in 308 Percival Hall.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10

THE MOUNTAINEER HOT WHEELS CLUB meets on the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Fairmont, W.Va., Moose Lodge. For more information, call 304-3633777 or email mountaineerhwc@hotmail.com.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11

AQUACULTURE PRODUCT AND MARKETING DEVELOPMENT PROJECT investigators will give brief presentations on their progress at the annual project meeting. The meeting takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 101A of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy. For more information, call 304-293-2657 or email ken. semmens@mail.wvu.edu.

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THE PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENT SOCIETY OF AMERICA meets at 5 p.m. in 205 Martin Hall. KAPPA PHI, a Christian women’s service organization, meets at 7 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church on the corner of N. High and Willey streets. For more information, email kappaphi_pi@hotmail.com or visit www.freewebs.com/kappaphipi. RIFLE CLUB meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 311 of the Shell Building. For more information, email Abbey at aheiskel@mix.wvu.edu or Bob at rdriscol@wvu.edu. FREE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Advanced Conversation Group meets at 6 p.m. at the Blue Moose Cafe for conversation, friendship and free English conversation lessons. New friends are always welcome. For more information, email Erin at mclv_advanced_conversation@yahoo.com. STUDENTS TAKING ACTION NOW: DARFUR meets at 7 p.m. in the Mountain Room of the Mountainlair. STAND is active in planning events to raise money and awareness on the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan. For more information, email Felicia at fgilber@mix.wvu.edu or 732-674-8357. WVU FENCING CLUB is hosting beginners fencing practice from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Stansbury Hall Gym. For more information, email wvufencing@gmail.com or visit www.fencingclub.studentorgs.wvu.edu. WVU CLUB TENNIS is practicing from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Ridgeview

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Racquet Club. For carpooling, call 304906-4427. New members are always welcome. CHESS CLUB meets from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the food court of the Mountainlair. Players of all skill levels are invited to come. For more information, email wvuchess@gmail.com. TRADITIONAL KARATE CLASS FOR SELF-DEFENSE meets at 9 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A of the Student Recreation Center. THE WVU EQUESTRIAN TEAM meets in Room 2001 of the Agricultural Sciences Building. The Western Equestrian Team will meet at 7 p.m. and the English Equestrian Team will meet at 8 p.m. RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION will meet at 7:30 p.m. Any issues pertaining to residence halls can be brought up and discussed at this meeting. For more information, email Victoria Ball at vball@mix.wvu.edu.

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WELLNESS PROGRAMS on topics such as drinkWELL, loveWELL, chillWELL and more are provided for interested student groups, organizations or classes by WELLWVU: Wellness and Health Promotion. For more information, visit www.well.wvu.edu/ wellness. WELLWVU: 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. SCOTT’S RUN SETTLEMENT HOUSE, a local outreach organization, needs volunteers for daily programs and special events. For more information or to volunteer, email vc_srsh@hotmail.com or call 304-599-5020. CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING SERVICES are provided for free by the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. A walk-in clinic is offered weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services include educational, career, individual, couples and group counseling. Please visit www.well.wvu.edu to find out more information. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN needs volunteers. WIC provides education, supplemental foods and immunizations for pregnant women and children under five years of age. This is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. For more information, call 304-598-5180 or 304-598-5185. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a United Way agency, is looking for volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-on-one community-based and school-based mentoring programs. To volunteer, contact Sylvia at 304-983-2823, ext. 104 or email bigs4kids@yahoo.com. ROSENBAUM FAMILY HOUSE, which provides a place for adult patients and their families to stay while receiving medical care at WVU, is look-

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ing for service organizations to provide dinner for 20 to 40 Family House guests. For more information, call 304598-6094 or email rfh@wvuh.com. LITERACY VOLUNTEERS is seeking volunteers for one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and English as a second language. Volunteer tutors will complete tutor training, meet weekly with their adult learners, report volunteer hours quarterly, attend at least two in-service trainings per year and help with one fundraising event. For more information, call 304-296-3400 or email trella.greaser@live.com. CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. THE CONDOM CLOSET is held in the Monongalia room of the Mountainlair from 11 a.m. to noon every Tuesday. THE CONDOM CARAVAN is held in the Mountainlair from noon to 2 p.m. every Tuesday. The caravan sells condoms for 25 cents each or five for $1.00. MOUNTAINEER SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM is an all-volunteer nonprofit that promotes spay/ neuter to reduce the number of homeless pets that are euthanized every year. M-SNAP needs new members to help its cause, as does ReTails, a thrift shop located in the Morgantown Mall. For more information, visit www.m-snap.org. THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE meets on the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon at Hatfields in the Mountainlair. All students and faculty are invited. For more information, email amy.keesee@mail.wvu.edu. THE CHEMISTRY LEARNING CENTER, located on the ground floor of the Chemistry Research Laboratories, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. FREE STUDENT SUCCESS SUPPORT, presented by the WVU Office of Retention and Research, helps students improve on time management, note taking reading and study skills as well as get help with the transition to WVU. Free drop-in tutoring is also available every night of the week in different locations. For more information, visit http://retention.wvu.edu or call 304-293-5811. 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. COMMUNITY NEWCOMERS CLUB is a group organized to allow new residents of the Morgantown area an opportunity to gather socially and assimilate into their new home community. For more information, visit morgantownnewcomers.com. NEW GROUP THERAPY OPPORTUNITIES are available for free at the WELLWVU: Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. The groups include Get More Out of Life, Understanding Self and Others, Insomnia Group, A Place for You, Sexual Assault Survivors Group, Adult Children of Dysfunctional Parents and Transfer Students: Get Started on the Right Foot. For more information call 304-293-4431 or email tandy.mcclung@mail.wvu.edu.

HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR

your goal in mind.

BORN TODAY This year you might feel that people are putting you under unusual pressure. You wonder why. Often there are mixed messages. Friends in general are angry, and it might have more to do with the circumstances than with you. If you are single, you could meet a potential suitor through a group event or happening. If you are attached, sometimes you could be confused by a certain vagueness from your sweetie. Clarify and confirm as much as you can. ARIES pushes you hard.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHH A boss knows how to trigger you and move you in his or her chosen direction. You could feel vague about alternatives, though you are sure there are quite a few. Relax rather than get absorbed mentally and cause yourself a problem or lose your temper. Tonight: Burning the midnight oil.

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Anger could point to why some situations are backfiring. You often feel the frustration and irritation. Trying to identify what is going on could be futile at present, whereas you can control where you unleash your anger. Go for a walk, and another walk if need be. Tonight: Whatever makes you smile. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHH A vagueness surrounds plans or a goal. A special long-term goal could be more important than you realize. A friend could inspire you, but is this person all talk? Be aware of what is going on. A romantic tie isn’t satisfying. Tonight: Play it low-key. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH Zero in on what counts. You could be exhausted by recent happenings. A vagueness surrounds a boss, which makes it difficult to please him or her, much less come out ahead of the game. Suppressing anger doesn’t work. Try to work through an issue within. Tonight: Keep

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHHH Let your imagination wander. While someone might be vaguely upset with your lack of interest, you also could make a mistake financially. Try not to distort the here and now with your mental leaps. Try being more understanding with a partner. Tonight: Put on a good piece of music. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH You might be losing your temper a bit more easily than in the past. You might wonder what is going on. Rest assured you are not the only person asking this question. A partner or close associate could be confused. Be direct. Tonight: Dinner for two. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH Others steal the stage and interfere with what you see your message to be. As tension mounts, you worry. You know what you want and why. Now allow yourself to wait a few more days as others expound on their views. Tonight: Work out stress. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH Be aware of your limits. A friend might push to get you more involved. A meeting could demand much more from you than you originally thought. Knowing

your boundaries and how to say no could be more important than you realize. Tonight: When tired, call it a night. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHHH Let your imagination flow. You could encounter some frustration when dealing with a boss, who seems irate and difficult to handle. You might be confused on a deep level as to what you did or how you triggered this person. Don’t push. Tonight: Ever playful. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHH Don’t push too hard to get an agreement. Before you know it, others could act strangely. Your sixth sense kicks in, giving you direction on what to do. Make phone calls to those you believe really understand the dynamics. Tonight: Give it time! AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHH Your words might not have the impact you desire. You don’t know what you want or where you are heading. Be careful with your finances, even in front of an expert. He or she might not have the same ideas as you. In this case, this person could be wrong. Tonight: Listen rather than offer. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH Someone comes on a little too strong for your taste. All you can do is be your gracious self. Your willingness to get past an immediate problem touches another person, even if he or she gives you flak. Understand what needs to happen. Tonight: Stay centered. BORN TODAY Evangelist Billy Graham (1918), singer Joni Mitchell (1943), singer Johnny Rivers (1942)

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ACROSS 1 Magician’s bird of choice 5 Seattle’s Best product, slangily 9 Fall faller 13 Pub picks 14 Special Forces cap 15 Fairy tale starter 16 Strike gold 18 Give __ to: approve 19 Canadian coin nicknamed for the bird on it 20 Hand-waving or finger-pointing 22 For each 23 Mythical Egyptian riddler 25 Cornfield bird 27 Smallest prime number 28 27-Across plus one, in Italy 29 Lines of theater seats 30 Goes down in the west 32 Debatable point 36 Encouragement for a matador 37 Lane straddler 39 LAX hrs. 40 Welsh dog 42 Screwball 43 Dalai __ 44 A bit amiss 46 “Milk” director Van Sant 47 Oval segments 48 Guy “nipping at your nose,” in a holiday song 52 Inquire 53 Rand McNally references 54 Takes home from the pound 57 Yogi, for one 58 Singer of the 1961 #1 song found in the starts of 16-, 23-, 37- and 48-Across 61 Can of worms, e.g. 62 “Drat!” 63 Brooks’s country music partner 64 Sources of immediate cash: Abbr. 65 Mends with thread 66 FBI personnel DOWN 1 Author Roald 2 Assortment 3 President’s weapon 4 Station with game reports and highlights 5 Clampett patriarch 6 Onassis patriarch 7 Brink 8 Declare to be true

9 Despises 10 Boredom 11 Piece of the sky, to Chicken Little 12 Shipping giant 14 “Sayonara!” 17 It’s roughly 21% oxygen 21 Unit of parsley 23 Tinker with 24 Franks 25 Hook nemesis, for short 26 Cylindrical caramel candy 27 General of Chinese cuisine 31 Loud call 33 Auto tune-up item 34 Camp Pendleton letters 35 LAX incoming hrs. 37 Jazz licks 38 Approves 41 Amusement park racers 43 Longtime Dodger skipper Tommy 45 Brittany brothers 48 Sluglike “Star Wars” crime boss 49 Persistently bothered

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Bieber, Gaga draw fans at MTV awards in Belfast LONDON (AP) — Lady Gaga scored one of the first major awards at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Belfast Sunday night, winning the prize for best female act. “Thank you so much, I love you so much. I’m so grateful. I’m really smiling right now, but I know you can’t tell,” said Gaga, wearing a bizarre silver dress with an oversize tilted hat that completely covered her face. She joked that she had had a lot of Botox treatment. Gaga, who has enjoyed a year of spectacular commercial success, triumphed over a strong field that included a resurgent Jennifer Lopez, Adele, Katy Perry and Beyonce. Earlier, Perry, dressed mostly in pink, won the best live act award, and the Amer-

ican band Thirty Seconds to Mars won best alternative act at the MTV award, an annual highlight on the European entertainment calendar that draws many star performers from the United States and is viewed on broadcasts worldwide. The show featured headliners Justin Bieber, Gaga, Bruno Mars, Coldplay and other top acts. Chris Martin, the Coldplay frontman, joked that the band was just “warming everyone up for Justin” on his way into the awards ceremony, which was hosted by Bieber’s girlfriend, the actress and singer Selena Gomez. She admitted she was nervous about her performance while being photographed on

the red carpet just before the show. Gaga led the way with six nominations, while Mars and Perry have four each. Singer Adele, who lost out on the Mercury Prize, has been nominated for the best female award and best video and best song for her hit “Rolling In The Deep.” The awards, which were set up in 1994, have previously featured performances by stars including U2, Paul McCartney, Take That, Beyonce and Jay-Z. Sunday’s show marked the first time the MTV awards have been held in Belfast, the birthplace of singer-songwriter Van Morrison and a city that has long been known for its rhythm and blues oriented music scene. Lady Gaga performs at the MTV European Music Awards 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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‘Shrek’ spin-off ‘Puss in Boots’ stomps ‘Tower Heist’ at weekend box office LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Puss in Boots” pounced on “Tower Heist” and “Harold & Kumar” at the box office. The DreamWorks 3-D animated film, distributed by Paramount Pictures, earned $33 million in its second weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. The PG-rated film centering on the swashbuckling feline voiced by Antonio Banderas from the “Shrek” series surprisingly toppled the weekend’s two new releases, bringing its total haul to $75 million. Universal’s PG-13 revenge romp “Tower Heist” starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy palmed $25.1 million in the No. 2 spot, while the Warner Bros. R-rated sequel “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” with John Cho and Kal Penn unwrapped $13 million at No. 3. Paul Dergarabedian, boxoffice analyst for Hollywood. com, said family films are tough to beat out. “From the re-release earlier this fall of `The Lion King’ to `Dolphin Tale’ and now `Puss in Boots,’ it seems that the family audience is the one you can really count on right now,” said Dergarabedian. “I think the cavalry is definitely on the way though. We’ve got `Immortals’

and another `Twilight’ coming up, as well as a bunch of big releases in December.” Anne Globe, head of worldwide marketing and consumer products at DreamWorks, said the decision to move up the opening of “Puss in Boots” to last weekend is one reason why the film experienced just a 3-percent drop, the smallest ever for a non-holiday film, ahead of the 10-percent dip for “Twister” during its second weekend of release in 1996. “To be No. 1 again is really extraordinary,” said Globe. “It’s really an unparalleled hold driven by our two-weekend release strategy, which was pretty unprecedented in and of itself. That and the amazing word of mouth has given us tremendous momentum into November, which is a better play period for an event-level movie like `Puss in Boots.’” Another animated film dominated outside of North America. “The Adventures of Tintin,” which is being distributed overseas by Sony Pictures and Paramount Pictures, scooped up $40.8 million as it grew from 19 to 45 international markets. The 3-D film, directed by Steven Spielberg and adapted from the Belgian comic series, opens Dec. 21 in

the United States. The 20th Century Fox scifi thriller “In Time” starring Justin Timberlake fell to No. 5 in U.S. after opening at No. 3 last weekend. “In Time” clocked better numbers overseas, earning $16.6 million in 53 markets for a second-place finish behind “The Adventures of Tintin,” while “Puss in Boots” scratched out third place with $15 million in five international markets. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday. 1. “Puss in Boots,” $33 million. ($15 million international.) 2. “Tower Heist,” $25.1 million. ($9.5 million international.) 3. “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas,” $13 million. 4. “Paranormal Activity 3,” $8.5 million. ($14.1 million international.) 5. “In Time,” $7.7 million. ($16.6 million international.) 6. “Footloose,” $4.5 million. 7. “Real Steel,” $3.4 million. ($10.7 million international.) 8. “The Rum Diary,” $2.9 million.

‘Puss in Boots’ landed on all fours, opening with an estimated $34 million to lead the box office. 9. “The Ides of March,” $2 million. 10. “Moneyball,” $1.9 million. Estimated weekend ticket sales at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada) for films distributed overseas by Hollywood studios, ac-

cording to Rentrak: 1. “The Adventures of Tintin,” $40.8 million. 2. “In Time,” $16.6 million. 3. “Puss in Boots,” $15 million. 4. “Paranormal Activity,” $14.1 million 5. “Real Steel,” $10.7 million.

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6. “Tower Heist,” $9.5 million. 7. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” $7.5 million. 8. “Johnny English Reborn,” $7.3 million. 9. “The Three Musketeers,” $5.8 million. 10. “Contagion,” $5 million.

Andy Rooney, wry ‘60 Minutes’ commentator, dies at age 92 NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Rooney so dreaded the day he had to end his signature “60 Minutes” commentaries about life’s large and small absurdities that he kept going until he was 92 years old. Even then, he said he wasn’t retiring. Writers never retire. But his life after the end of “A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney” was short: He died Friday night, according to CBS, only a month after delivering his 1,097th and final televised commentary. Rooney had gone to the hospital for an undisclosed surgery, but major complications developed and he never recovered. “Andy always said he wanted to work until the day he died, and he managed to do it, save

the last few weeks in the hospital,” said his “60 Minutes” colleague, correspondent Steve Kroft. Rooney talked on “60 Minutes” about what was in the news, and his opinions occasionally got him in trouble. But he was just as likely to discuss the old clothes in his closet, why air travel had become unpleasant and why banks needed to have important-sounding names. Rooney won one of his four Emmy Awards for a piece on whether there was a real Mrs. Smith who made Mrs. Smith’s Pies. As it turned out, there was no Mrs. Smith. “I obviously have a knack for getting on paper what a lot of

people have thought and didn’t realize they thought,” Rooney once said. “And they say, `Hey, yeah!’ And they like that.” Looking for something new to punctuate its weekly broadcast, “60 Minutes” aired its first Rooney commentary on July 2, 1978. He complained about people who keep track of how many people die in car accidents on holiday weekends. In fact, he said, the Fourth of July is “one of the safest weekends of the year to be going someplace.” More than three decades later, he was railing about how unpleasant air travel had become. “Let’s make a statement to the airlines just to get their attention,” he said. “We’ll pick a week next year and we’ll all

agree not to go anywhere for seven days.” In early 2009, as he was about to turn 90, Rooney looked ahead to President Barack Obama’s upcoming inauguration with a look at past inaugurations. He told viewers that Calvin Coolidge’s 1925 swearing-in was the first to be broadcast on radio, adding, “That may have been the most interesting thing Coolidge ever did.” “Words cannot adequately express Andy’s contribution to the world of journalism and the impact he made as a colleague and a friend upon everybody at CBS,” said Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp. president and CEO. Jeff Fager, CBS News chairman and “60 Minutes” executive producer, said “it’s hard to imagine not having Andy around. He loved his life and he lived it on his own terms. We will miss him very much.” “60 Minutes” will end its broadcast Sunday with a tribute to Rooney by veteran correspondent Morley Safer. For his final essay, Rooney said that he’d live a life luckier than most. “I wish I could do this forever. I can’t, though,” he said. He said he probably hadn’t said anything on “60 Minutes” that most of his viewers didn’t already know or hadn’t thought. “That’s what a writer does,” he said. “A writer’s job is to tell the truth.” True to his occasional crotchety nature, though, he complained about being famous or bothered by fans. His last wish from fans: If you see him in a restaurant, just let him eat his dinner. Rooney was a freelance writer in 1949 when he encountered CBS radio star Arthur Godfrey in an elevator and - with the bluntness millions of people learned about later told him his show could use better writing. Godfrey hired him and by 1953, when he moved to TV, Rooney was his only writer. He wrote for CBS’ Garry Moore during the early 1960s before settling into a partnership with Harry Reasoner at CBS News. Given a challenge to

write on any topic, he wrote “An Essay on Doors” in 1964, and continued with contemplations on bridges, chairs and women. “The best work I ever did,” Rooney said. “But nobody knows I can do it or ever did it. Nobody knows that I’m a writer and producer. They think I’m this guy on television.” He became such a part of the culture that comic Joe Piscopo satirized Rooney’s squeaky voice with the refrain, “Did you ever ...” Rooney never started any of his essays that way. For many years, “60 Minutes” improbably was the most popular program on television and a dose of Rooney was what people came to expect for a knowing smile on the night before they had to go back to work. Rooney left CBS in 1970 when it refused to air his angry essay about the Vietnam War. He went on TV for the first time, reading the essay on PBS and winning a Writers Guild of America award for it. He returned to CBS three years later as a writer and producer of specials. Notable among them was the 1975 “Mr. Rooney Goes to Washington,” whose lighthearted but serious look at government won him a Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting. His words sometimes landed Rooney in hot water. CBS suspended him for three months in 1990 for making racist remarks in an interview, which he denied. Rooney, who was arrested in Florida while in the Army in the 1940s for refusing to leave a seat among blacks on a bus, was hurt deeply by the charge of racism. Gay rights groups were mad, during the AIDS epidemic, when Rooney mentioned homosexual unions in saying “many of the ills which kill us are self-induced.” Indians protested when Rooney suggested Native Americans who made money from casinos weren’t doing enough to help their own people. The Associated Press learned the danger of getting on Rooney’s cranky side. In 1996, AP Television Writer Fra-

zier Moore wrote a column suggesting it was time for Rooney to leave the broadcast. On Rooney’s next “60 Minutes” appearance, he invited those who disagreed to make their opinions known. The AP switchboard was flooded by some 7,000 phone calls and countless postcards were sent to the AP mail room. “Your piece made me mad,” Rooney told Moore two years later. “One of my major shortcomings - I’m vindictive. I don’t know why that is. Even in petty things in my life I tend to strike back. It’s a lot more pleasurable a sensation than feeling threatened. “He was one of television’s few voices to strongly oppose the war in Iraq after the George W. Bush administration launched it in 2002. After the fall of Baghdad in April 2003, he said he was chastened by its quick fall but didn’t regret his “60 Minutes” commentaries. “I’m in a position of feeling secure enough so that I can say what I think is right and if so many people think it’s wrong that I get fired, well, I’ve got enough to eat,” Rooney said at the time. Andrew Aitken Rooney was born on Jan. 14, 1919, in Albany, N.Y., and worked as a copy boy on the Albany Knickerbocker News while in high school. College at Colgate University was cut short by World War II, when Rooney worked for Stars and Stripes. Rooney and his wife, Marguerite, were married for 62 years before she died of heart failure in 2004. They had four children and lived in New York, with homes in Norwalk, Conn., and upstate New York. Daughter Emily Rooney is a former executive producer of ABC’s “World News Tonight.” Brian was a longtime ABC News correspondent, Ellen a photographer and Martha Fishel is chief of the public service division of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Services will be private, and it’s anticipated CBS News will hold a public memorial later, Brian Rooney said Saturday.


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Cupcakerie holds grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony by Hunter Homistek A&E Writer

The Cupcakerie of Morgantown announced its official grand opening Friday, giving sweets lovers a reason to rejoice. The Cupcakerie has already been thriving for the past five weeks, and this success prompted owners Anna Carrier and Janet Williams to cement their business’s place among Morgantown’s dining choices. “The reception has been great so far; we’re really excited about the future here,” Carrier said. This excitement is certainly well-founded, and Carrier and Williams are ready to provide the variety and custom creations students desire. “We have a dark chocolate cupcake with maple icing and bacon,” Williams said. “This one will be great to get Saturday morning after a rough Friday night.” While this seems to be an

odd combination of ingredients for a cupcake, it was well-received by those who tried it. “It’s really good. It’s not what I expected, but it’s great,” said Ivan McCartney, sophomore sport management student and West Virginia University wide receiver. Aside from these deliciously creative choices, the Cupcakerie is proud to offer coffee, hot cocoa and more than 50 other cupcake flavors ranging from classic vanilla to peanut butter and jelly to seasonal flavors like pumpkin pie. In creating these delectable treats, Carrier and Williams also look to support local businesses and cut back on preservatives and filler by using organic ingredients. “Everything here is handmade using local ingredients,” Williams said. “Sometimes it is difficult, but we also use organic products whenever possible.” Along with this, they offer

A vanilla cupcake with chocolate icing offered at the Cupcakerie.

vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free and figure friendly choices so everyone can enjoy their delicacies. Such an uncompromising attitude is undoubtedly a huge reason for her company’s success in its early stages. People always recognize and appreciate hard work and great food, and the Cupcakerie showcases each in abundance. Even better, if you don’t want to wake up and make the trip to the shop after a long night but are craving that jolt of sugary goodness to jumpstart your day, the Cupcakerie’s delivery service has you covered there too. Possessing the skills and motivation to consistently fabricate the widest variety of tasty cupcakes Morgantown has to offer, Williams is confident in her business’s future. “We have the best food and the best atmosphere,” Williams said. daa&e@mail.wvu.edu

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Low Brass Family performs at CAC

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The WVU trombone choir performs at the low brass family concert at the WVU Creative Arts Center on Thursday.

by Ashley Hite a&E Writer

The music compositions of well known composers Anton Bruckner, Richard Wagner,and James Kazik rang through the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall last Thursday alongside a composition from West Virginia University’s senior music education student Matt Kingsbury. The Low Brass Family performance was directed by Division of Music chairman and professor Keith Jackson and trombone professor Brian Plitnik. Five groups performed including the Cerulean Slides, Mountaineer Quartet, the Phalanges of Fire v.4.5, Osteology and the Trombone Choir. The repertoire for the evening consisted of jazz and classical compositions including Wagner’s “Trauermarsch aus Gotterdammerung” arranged

by Arno Hermann and performed by the WVU Trombone Choir, as well as Joe Henderson’s “Inner Urge” arranged by Matt Neiss and performed by the jazz group Osteology. Kingsbury not only favored “Inner Urge” but also considers Neiss an idol. “He’s a great player. One of the first jazz albums I got was of his, and it was the five bone and rhythm section arrangement. He’s one of my personal heroes,” Kingsbury said. Kingsbury will be student teaching middle and high school level music students in northern West Virginia next semester. After graduating, Kingsbury plans to go after a master’s degree in music performance. His composition “Loon” was performed by Osteology during the concert. Kingsbury made the audience laugh when he explained that his composition

was based on the idea of a waterfowl and a fish. “I don’t know what his description was. I’d never heard any of that stuff. I think he just made that all up,” said Brian Plitnik, director of Trombone Ensambles. “He told me he got the theme from an episode of ‘Family Guy.’” Kingsbury later explained that the motivation was actually a combination of both. “The Loon was written because of the waterfowl and the fish, trying to convince him he was a fish, and the motive comes from that episode of Family Guy where Stewie is chasing the kid around with a tuba,” Kingsbury said. The concert delivered everything a music lover could desire: deep beautiful chords, powerful sound and talented musicians performing the works of gifted composers. daa&e@mail.wvu.edu

Owners of the Cupcakerie cut the ribbon to celebrate their grand opening.

Chocolate cupcakes at the Cupcakerie.

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Chelsea Malone wins Mountaineer Idol by Ashley Hite a&E Writer

A competition that started with 16 eager students ended last night at the Metropolitan Theatre in a vocal battle between the final three contestants. Ellis Lambert, Chelsea Malone and Patrick Garcia belted it out to a full house in an attempt at the $1,000 top prize and bragging rights as the 2011 Mountaineer Idol. Malone took home the title of Mountaineer Idol. Following her in second with a prize of $750 was Ellis Lambert, and in third place with a prize of $250 was Patrick Garcia. It’s been a long trip, with a total of five elimination rounds before the final competition including “Singer’s Choice,” “80’s Night,” “Oldies,” “Country” and “Broadway and Motown.” 2010 Mountaineer Idol Amanda Hughart and Student Government Association Gov. Matthew Boczanowski cohosted the event. The final round of Mountaineer Idol was comprised of

three sub-rounds. Round one had the three finalists performing a song chosen by the hosts, round two had them perform a song from one of their previous rounds, and the final subround had the student singers performing a new song. Judges for the evening included head judge Shirley Robinson, First Lady of WVU Beth Clements, West Virginia Division of Culture Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, Special Events Coordinator Brett White and Morgantown musician Jeff Jordan. A special guest for the evening was Mountaineer Mascot Brock Burwell. Malone was beyond ecstatic with the victory and enjoyed celebrating with a large fan group of family and friends after the show. “I’m on top of the world. I can’t even believe it,” she said. Malone ended the evening with “How Great Thou Art” to a standing ovation. Each of the singers enjoyed performing on the Metropolitan’s stage, and Event Coordinator Sonja Wilson is look-

Malone ended the competition with a version of ‘How Great Thou Art.’

ing forward to seeing the 2012 competition finish on the same stage. “I never dreamed in a million years that we’d ever be in our eighth year. I just thought in the beginning it was going to be a one day talent show, and that would be it. But here we are eight years later in the Met Theatre. Bob Hope was on this stage, and that’s just amazing,” Wilson said. Wilson is already planning for next year’s Mountaineer Idol, as well as the tenth Mountaineer Idol. “We’re already thinking about what we can do for our tenth year. I want to bring all the Mountaineer Idol winners back,” Wilson said. “Hopefully, Chelsea will be the host.” Mountaineer Idol is already searching for an intern to assist with next year’s Idol. More information will be released on how to apply at the end of spring semester. Next year’s Mountaineer Idol will hold auditions at the beginning of the fall semester. daa&e@mail.wvu.edu

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For being named the 2011 Mountaineer Idol, Malone receives a $1,000 prize.

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Ellis Lambert won second place and a $750 prize.

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Patrick Garcia won third place and a $250 prize.

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Junior quarterback Geno Smith fumbles during Saturday’s loss to Louisville.

Mistakes, special teams hurt West Virginia in 38-35 loss to Louisville Saturday by cody schuler sports writer

Led by strong play in the red zone and on special teams, the Louisville Cardinals escaped Milan Puskar Stadium with a 38-35 win over West Virginia. On the first play of the fourth quarter, Louisville freshman defensive back Andrew Johnson blocked junior kicker Tyler Bitancurt’s 28-yard field goal attempt and returned it 82 yards for a touchdown, increasing the Cardinals’ lead to 31-21 – a lead Louisville would never relinquish. It was the first time West Virginia has had a field goal blocked and returned for a touchdown since 2004 against Virginia Tech. West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen didn’t think

the end result of the game was hard to misunderstand. “You lose the turnover battle, you’re 0-for-2 on field goals – it gets you beat. That’s the difference in the game,” he said. The blocked field goal signified a 10-point swing that turned out to be devastating for the Mountaineers. Instead of tying the game at 24, the block and subsequent touchdown put Louisville ahead for good. Despite racking up 533 total yards, the Mountaineers could not get the job done. Junior quarterback Geno Smith threw for 410 yards and three touchdowns, completing 31-of-44 passes in the effort. Junior running back Shawne Alston ran for 45 yards and two touchdowns, and fresh-

man running back Dustin Garrison chipped in with 67 yards rushing. Louisville scored a season high in points, led by the play of true freshman quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater completed 21-of-27 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown – including 12-of-13 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown in the first half. Louisville head coach Charlie Strong believes the best is yet to come for his young quarterback. “(He) just continues to get better and better,” Strong said. “(He) is doing a good job of managing the game and making the throws. Our running backs are running hard, and our offensive line is blocking well.” The Mountaineers scored

Defense struggles to make plays when most needed

more points against Louisville than any other opponent had done all season, yet they still came away with a loss. “It was a total team loss,” Smith said. “We obviously didn’t make enough plays on offense to win the game and that’s what hurts the most. We can’t control everything that goes on.” “Everything was left out on the field. I think we all played hard, but we just didn’t execute to the best of our abilities today.” Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Stedman Bailey finished with eight catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns. Bailey and Smith hooked up on a deep crossing route for 46 yards that

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West Virginia was down 31-28 with 5:13 to play and Louisville was going for a fourth down play just beyond midfield. The Mountaineer defensive line put all the effort they had into the play and stopped Louisville sophomore running back Dominique Brown in the backfield. But, somehow Brown must have pushed forward because as the players looked up, the referees were spotting the ball past the first down spot- giving the Cardinals another set of downs. Brown eventually scored on the drive in what would end up being the game-winning touchdown. “I kind of collapsed the B gap and the A gap, so I stuffed it there and I saw them get the stop in the backfield,” said senior defensive end Julian Miller. “I saw the running back’s feet stopped so I figured we had it. Then next thing you know I look up and (the referee’s) spotting the ball a couple inches past the first down; honestly I thought we had it.” That fourth down play summed up the day for the West Virginia defense. It wasn’t able to get a big stop at the right time. The team also made mistakes in other areas, limiting its ability to be successful by having to play catch-up. There were several plays

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Members of the West Virginia defense attempt to tackle Louisville running back Victor Anderson during Saturday’s loss to the Cardinals. the Mountaineers would have liked to have back. At the beginning of the third quarter, senior linebacker Najee Goode intercepted Lousville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s pass and returned it inside the five. An illegal block in the back penalty negated the return and WVU had to start the drive on the Louisville 40-yard line. “You can’t do those things in tight games,” said defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel about the defense’s mistakes. “Turnovers – you can’t have any and you can’t have penalties.” Casteel believes the little mistakes that are hurting the defense is about comprehend-

ing the plays in practice and not being able execute them at times during the games. It’s not about the “inexperience” of the defense. “I think it’s a lack of understanding how important every play during the week is,” he said. “Obviously, when you play, you have to make plays. When you’re playing young people, you don’t get do-overs; we don’t get to reload it on Saturday. I think the kids are getting better, but those are the things that they have to understand. You have to make plays when you get your opportunity.”

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Senior defensive end Bruce Irvin sits on the bench following West Virginia’s loss to Louisville.

Heading into its bye week following a 43-16 against Connecticut, things were really looking up for the West Virginia football team. The Mountaineers were ranked No. 13, they were clicking on all cylinders, and it also looked like they were completely in charge in the race for a Big East Conference championship and a trip to a BCS bowl game. Since then, WVU has gone from controlling its destiny, to not controlling it, back to controlling it again. And after this week’s loss to Louisville, the Mountaineers will need a good bit of help – as well as winning the rest of their games – to be

able to claim a conference title. It’s not out of the question yet, though. There’s still a chance West Virginia will be able to do what it needs to find a way back to where it wants to be. It won’t be easy, though – especially if things don’t start improving quickly. West Virginia enters the final stretch of the season with three games that could be very difficult to win if the Mountaineers aren’t able to find the consistency they have lacked the last few weeks. Looking at the remaining schedule, if they don’t improve, things could go from

bad to worse. Teams won’t be successful when they get into conference play if they can’t make stops on defense and they don’t have good special teams. Those are the two things WVU has had trouble with – especially in the last few weeks. The Mountaineers are letting opponents score on 85 percent of their trips in the red zone. They’ve allowed 21 touchdowns when the other teams get inside WVU’s 20yard line, and 12 of those have come in the last three games. Special teams ended up

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Senior Ray Gaddis and the West Virginia men’s soccer team fell to St. John’s in the Big East Conference quarterfinals.

Mountaineers fall in Big East quarterfinals by amit batra sports writer

After earning a first-round bye in the Big East Conference tournament, the No. 16 West Virginia men’s soccer team was unable to take advantage of scoring opportunities and lost 2-0 to No. 13 St. John’s in the quarterfinals Sunday. Both teams had nine shots, but shots on goal were dominated by the Red Storm. They had the advantage with six shots on goal compared to WVU’s two. The Red Storm scored its first goal off of a Walter Hines free kick that he was able to flick the ball past junior goalkeeper Pat Eavenson. St. John’s sealed the game with 10 seconds left in the match. Andres Vargas was able to secure a goal on a breakaway to put the Red Storm up 2-0. West Virginia had their chances too, however. Freshman forward Andy Bevin was unable to record a goal after getting past a Red Storm defender and rocketing a shot that went wide to the left. The first half was closely contested with the Mountaineers having an edge in shots 6-4. However, the lack of execution and missed opportunities cost the Mountaineers. “I think we didn’t come out and we didn’t execute,” said junior defender Eric

Schoenle. “I think tonight they outworked us and they deserved it, but we have to regroup and make in the NCAA Tournament, and we have new life. I think it’s a lesson we need to learn; we can’t take 70 minutes off like we did tonight, and expect to win every game. “We need to fight for the whole 90 minutes instead of fighting when we’re down 1-0. We didn’t execute and they were good in transition. They did everything we expected, and we just didn’t follow the game plan and we didn’t execute.” The theme of the match was lack of execution on the Mountaineers part. “It was a lack of everything,” said head coach Marlon LeBlanc. “We were very lethargic, and we didn’t follow the game plan. We waited for things to happen and we didn’t do anything with any sense of urgency until we were down. We got outworked in today’s game. “We did a poor job of moving the ball. We got outworked in the midfield. We had huge missed opportunities - a huge missed opportunity to go to the Big East final four. They’re too good of a team to give you anything.” The Mountaineers will now wait for the NCAA Selection Show on Nov. 14 to decide their fate for the NCAA Tournament. dasports@mail.wvu.edu

Senior guard Truck Bryant walks off the court during West Virginia’s loss to Northern Kentucky in an exhibition Friday night.

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Northern Kentucky stuns West Virginia at the buzzer in exhibition by john terry managing editor

West Virginia senior guard Truck Bryant hit a game-tying 3-point shot with 6.3 seconds left in the game. But, Northern Kentucky junior Eshaunte Jones hit a 3-point shot of his own with 1.1 seconds remaining to give the Norse a 77-74 win to shock the Mountaineers in their only exhibition game of the season. Jones’ 3-point shot was one of 13 3-point shots Northern Kentucky hit on the evening. It finished 13-for-25. The last time the Mountaineers allowed an opponent to hit that many 3-point shots at home was against Notre Dame in 2006 when the Irish hit 14. Northern Kentucky held a 42-29 advantage at halftime after it held the Mountaineers to just 33 percent shooting. “I thought we would be shaky in the first half, but

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Continued from page 9 eventually led to a third-andtwo from the Louisville 2-yard line, just before the start of the fourth quarter. When Smith threw an incomplete pass toward end the third quarter, the field goal unit came onto the field to start the fourth quarter – a move that led to the Mountaineers demise. “When you move down the field and get yourself into position to get points, obviously you have to knock the ball through and make sure you’re doing your job,” Holgorsen

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percent from the field, but weren’t able to complete the comeback. West Virginia cut the Northern Kentucky lead to 64-60 at the 7:05 mark in the second half, but two consecutive turnovers by West Virginia allowed the Norse to stay in front. Head coach Bob Huggins said the biggest problem for his team on the offensive side of the ball was the lack of movement – a product of inexperience and youth. “All of the freshmen are used to having the ball come to them – that’s the way it was in high school,” Huggins said. “It’s hard to run a motion offense when you don’t move the ball.” The second half comeback was led by seniors Bryant and Kevin Jones, who both played for 40 minutes. Bryant led the Mountaineers with 24 points, while Jones had 22 points

and a team-leading seven rebounds. Huggins said of the seven newcomers that played in Friday’s exhibition loss, it was Jabarie Hinds and Gary Browne who stood out. Browne played 27 minutes, scoring 11 points to go along with four assists to zero turnovers. Hinds, who also played for 27 minutes, scored ten points. “They all did some, they just don’t do enough,” Huggins said. “Jabarai made plays for us, but he gave up a bunch of plays. Gary Browne made plays, but he gave up a bunch of plays.” Junior Deniz Kilicli was held out of Friday’s game due to a knee injury, but Huggins said the Turkey native will be ready to go for Friday’s season-opener against Oral Roberts.

said. Bitancurt also missed a 32yard field goal attempt early in the third quarter after an interception by redshirt senior linebacker Najee Goode. With 9:01 left in the fourth quarter, Alston scored on a 7-yard run, cutting the Louisville lead to three points. That West Virginia drive started on the 4-yard line, but Smith drove the Mountaineers down the field for the score. His 46-yard hook-up with redshirt sophomore wide receiver Ivan McCartney set up Alston’s score. McCartney finished with four catches for 61 yards. Ju-

nior wide receiver Tavon Austin finished with seven catches for 90 yards and a touchdown. West Virginia looked to have regained momentum after that drive, and when Louisville faced a fourth-and-one from near midfield, a stop would have given the Mountaineers new life. The West Virginia defense was unable to stop sophomore running back Dominique Brown, who converted the fourth down play and later scored to cap off the drive, extending Louisville’s lead to 10 points with 1:50 remaining in the game. Brown finished the game

with 14 carries for 76 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore running backs Senorise Perry and Jeremy Wright each scored a touchdown on the ground for the Cardinals. The West Virginia defense was sporadic yet again, playing well at times and bad at other times. Senior defensive end Bruce Irvin finished with six tackles and two sacks. Goode also tallied a sack to go along with his interception. Redshirt sophomore safety Darwin Cook led the Mountaineers with 10 tackles.

“It’s a game of inches and a game of feet,” Goode said. “We messed up on it. Stuff like that shouldn’t happen.” The little plays the Mountaineers aren’t making are starting to come back to haunt them. The Cardinals converted on every chance inside the red zone (5-for-5) against the defense. “We played decent on defense in spurts,” said head coach Dana Holgorsen. “Obviously, in the first half we didn’t play very good and let the guys convert too many third downs and came out in the second half and played a little better. When we needed a stop, we didn’t get it there at the end.”

Continued from page 9 The fourth-and-one conversion happened on a Louisville drive that lasted more than seven minutes. The defense was not able to make a drive-stopping play to get the ball back and give the offense a chance. Plays like that have been lacking all year. “The main thing going through my mind was a turnover,” said senior linebacker Najee Goode about the final Louisville drive. “We over pursued some plays, but the main thing that coaches were telling us was: ‘We have to get a stop and we have to get a turnover.’ We didn’t get the ball back to our offense in time.”

I thought we would pick it up in the second half,” Bryant said. “I didn’t see this coming. I mean losing to a D-II school, not to take anything away from them, that’s embarrassing.“ The Norse held its largest lead of the game at the 2:30 mark in the first half after a Tony Rack 3-point shot when it led 42-25. They took a 42-29 lead into halftime. Rack led Northern Kentucky with 21 points and was 6 of 7 from range. “I don’t remember when the last time we gave up 40 points in the first half was,” Bryant said. “Any school you give open looks, they’re going to hit them. We have to get to the ball.” The Norse shot a blazing 54 percent in the game from the field. The Mountaineers improved offensively in the second half shooting 58.6

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Continued from page 9 being the big difference against Louisville. WVU could have tied the game up on a Tyler Bitancurt field goal, but after Louisville blocked it and took it back for a score, the Mountaineers found themselves down 10. West Virginia missed another field goal and had two more short punts- and those gave Louisville more chances to score with good field position. And good teams are going to take advantage of those opportunities when they get them – just like the Cardinals did Saturday. With offenses like Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and South Florida remaining on the schedule, WVU will have to take on teams that have proved multiple times throughout this season that they can put up 40 or more points. If they don’t improve defensively and can’t make the

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necessary adjustments on special teams, it’s going to be tough for the Mountaineers to come away with wins down the stretch. All year long, the coaching staff and players have talked about how important it is for this team to handle adversity. There will be no better time to see just how good they are at handling adversity than over the course of the next few weeks. Every game from here on out is truly a must-win if the Mountaineers want to have a chance at winning the Big East title. If they handle things well, and make the adjustments and improvements they need to, they could easily win out and finish 9-3. If they don’t and they look the same they have at times these last few weeks, it will be tough for the Mountaineers to win two more games this year. And a 7-5 record – with the amount of talent this team has on it – just shouldn’t happen. james.carvelli@mail.wvu.edu

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West Virginia’s Emily Dillon showers head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown with the contents of a cooler as the Mountaineers celebrate their second-straight Big East championship Sunday.

Goals from forwards Blake Miller, Frances Silva propel West Virginia to its second straight Big East championship by nick arthur sports writer

For the second consecutive year, West Virginia women’s soccer head coach Nikki IzzoBrown took a knee and was showered with Gatorade on the first Sunday in November. And, for the second straight season, her 11thranked Mountaineers won the Big East Conference championship. WVU defeated Louisville 2-0 in the conference championship game Sunday at Dick

Dlesk Soccer Stadium. Izzo-Brown described her emotional moment as the clock struck zero. “It kind of overwhelms you when all of your hard work is rewarded for the athlete and they get to experience a championship,” Izzo-Brown said. “I just needed a minute to be excited about that and collect myself. “Everybody did it, and we did it as a family.” The conference championship was the third for West Virginia in five years – and its

second in a row. “Special teams do special things, and it takes a special team to win back-to-back championships in this league,” Izzo-Brown said. “This team is unbelievably special.” West Virginia senior forward Blake Miller scored in the 27th minute on a penalty kick. This came after freshman forward Kate Schwindel was fouled in the box. Miller scored in every game of the 2011 Big East Tournament and it marked her eighth straight game with a point.

Just four minutes into the second half, sophomore forward Frances Silva gave the Mountaineers a 2-0 lead. The goal was created on a cross by junior defender Bry McCarthy. “We don’t just have one player winning championships for us,” Izzo-Brown said. “It’s a total team effort.” Freshman goalkeeper Sara Keane had another impressive game while making five saves. The shutout was her 11th of the season. Keane was named to the Big

East Championship all-tournament team after the game. “Sara Keane has always been somebody who has been special,” Izzo-Brown said. “I’m really proud of her. That recognition and that award is spot on.” The Mountaineers will find out Monday afternoon who and when they will be playing in the NCAA tournament. However, one thing is already known: West Virginia will host a first-round game at home. “Coming back and hosting the first round of the NCAAs

is going to be huge,” said senior defender Erica Henderson. “People coming to our field don’t know what to expect and just how well we play on it.” Izzo-Brown said she agrees with Henderson. “For us to continue it on Dick Dlesk (Soccer Stadium) and having the opportunity to play in front of these fans on that field is unbelievable,” she said. “That will motivate me to the end.” nicholas.arthur@mail.wvu.edu

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