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Wednesday April 20, 2011

Volume 124, Issue 140

City to add $200k to paving budget By Devon Unger Staff Writer

The Morgantown City Council approved the city manager’s request to amend the paving budget for the upcoming year by a 5-to-1 vote. The paving budget will increase to equal $200,000. Additional money will be taken from income taxes af-

ter the budget passed and a supplement of $71,000 that would come from the Other Post Employee Benefits Trust Fund which has yet to be established. The OPEB trust will be created to fund health insurance benefits for retired city employees. Councilor Ron Bane expressed concern about this

action and said he would refuse to support such a measure, being the single dissenting vote. “We’re reducing a retirement fund. This is their benefits, this is their insurance, this is their health insurance. I’m blown away,” he said. “I can’t do it. I’m not going to take that kind of money away from retirees.”

Director of Finance J.R. Sabatelli said no retirees will lose benefits because of the adjustment. The city has consistently over-funded its Health and Life program for employees. Excess funds would be transferred to the city’s capital escrow fund, he said. “We’re not actually taking benefits away from anybody,” Sabatelli said. “We actually


fund at about 125 percent of the prior year’s usage of that fund. So we actually build in a pretty sizeable safety net, and what has happened in the past is the Life and Health Fund has been greatly overfunded.” Excess funds will no longer be transferred into the capital escrow fund because the Life and Health Fund will now be funded through the OPEB

trust once it is established, Sabatelli said. Excess Life and Health Funds will then be put back into the OPEB. Also during the meeting, Councilor Don Spencer commented on a recent radio advertisement claiming incumbent council members are attempting to pass 4.5 percent

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Diviney’s convicted attacker asking for shorter sentence BY EMILY SPICKLER STAFF WRITER

Austin Vantrease, one of two men convicted of putting former West Virginia University student Ryan Diviney in a coma-like state in 2009, is asking to be transferred to a correctional facility or released on parole. Vantrease is currently serving a 2 to 10 year sentence for a felony malicious assault charge at North Central Regional Jail in Greenwood, W.Va. He is asking to be transferred to the Anthony Correctional Center in Neola, W.Va. or released on parole, according to court documents filed last week. Anthony Correctional Center is designed for offenders ages 18 to 23, serving six month to two year sentences. After release from the center, Vantrease would be placed on a probational period lasting up to five years.

“He’s asking to not go to state prison. It’s my understanding the correctional center is not as intense,” said Ken Diviney, Ryan’s father. The hearing will be held on May 16 at 1 p.m. by Judge Russell M. Clawges, Jr. at the Monongalia County Magistrate Court. “He is trying to get moved to a facility for criminals like him,” said Daniel Brewster, the Diviney’s family friend and sociology professor. “They say it’s a facility that would better rehabilitate him to get him back into normal existence.” On Tuesday, Ken posted to his blog about Ryan’s condition. He is showing signs of progress according to recent brain scan readings, said Sue, Ryan’s mother. “They said the qEEG from (January to April) was very different. It looked like a different person,” Sue wrote. “We

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NAACP hosts Image Event raising awareness for Awards night for first abducted Ugandan children time in school’s history Mallory Bracken/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM

Lauren McClain, a junior social work major, buys merchandise from the Invisible Children organization after their presentation Tuesday night in Ming Hsieh Hall. DVDs, bracelets and aid packages were for sale with proceeds going to Invisible Children.


Members of the Invisible Children Mid-Atlantic Roadie Team raised awareness at West Virginia University for Ugandan children who have been abducted to fight in Africa’s longest war. Invisible Children is an organization that uses film, creativity and social action to bring a peaceful end to a war waged by child soldiers. The team presented a documentary about the Lord’s Resistance Army to more than 250 students. “We are working hard to end Africa’s longest war,” said Gerri Lutaaya, a member of Invisible Children. “The reality is that this war continues in Congo, and families continue to be attacked.” Since 1996, Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army have waged war against the government of Uganda. Kony has used abducted children to fill LRA ranks. The presentation began with a documentary, “Congo Tour”, about hardships of a Ugandan child named Tony. Tony faced the possibility of being abducted in his sleep by the LRA. For protection at night, parents in rural villages would send their children, known as night commuters, to cities where they had safety in numbers. Mallory Bracken/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM The documentary also explored the beginnings of InFrancis Onekalit, a survivor of the child abductions taking place in Uganda and visible Children and some accomplishments, such as the other African countries, speaks at the Invisible Children presentation in Ming Legacy Scholarship Program, which provides education to Hsieh Tuesday night. Invisible Children is a movement seeking to end the conflict in these areas and stop the abduction of children for use as child soldiers. see awareness on PAGE 2

SGA president revokes Pirate endorsement BY Charles young Staff Writer

Student Government Association President Chris Lewallen is revoking his endorsement of a presidential candidate for the revote at West Virginia University. Lewallen said he would no longer support Daniel Brummage, presidential candidate of the Pirate Party, because of his actions leading up to the revote. “He has personally lied to me

on several occasions during this elections process. He has lied to members of the administration, and I just don’t think that’s the best way to handle this,” Lewallen said. Brummage sent an email Tuesday to the offices of President James P. Clements and General Counsel William Hutchens requesting a “formal University investigation” into alleged violations of state and federal laws as well as the WVU Honor Code and the Student Conduct Code.

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“I am stepping forward and asking for your efforts in guiding the University to do what’s right and get to the bottom of these very serious leadership failures,” Brummage said in his email. Attached to the email was a statement which Brummage sent to University administrators and various news sources around the state Sunday. In the statement, Brummage voiced his displeasure with the handling of the revote process and accused SGA Vice Presi-

dent Ron Cheng of orchestrating voter fraud on behalf of the Fusion party. The Judicial Board dismissed a violation against Cheng on April 12 due to lack of evidence. Cheng was accused of using a law school computer to vote for students to benefit the Fusion Party. Cheng said the accusation was “weak and pathetic” and speculated Brummage had

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By LYDIA NUZUM Staff writer

For this first time in West Virginia University history, the Center for Black Culture and Research and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hosted the NAACP Image Awards Tuesday night. The NAACP Image Awards recognize distinguished community members for their achievements and service to the black community, said Ellis Lambert, sophomore business management major and president of NAACP at WVU. “I’m very excited about tonight. This is hopefully the first of many,” Lambert said. The event was hosted in the Mountainlair Blue and Gold ballrooms and included an awards ceremony followed by a gala. The winner of each award was chosen based on a closed

voting process by active members of the NAACP, Lambert said. Ten awards were presented at the event. Each award recipient was presented with a trophy to commemorate his or her achievement. “Everyone who has been nominated for an award and everyone who has received an award has in some way impacted WVU and has impacted the black community in general,” said Chelsea Fuller, vice president of the WVU chapter of NAACP. The community service award was given to a student or organization which embodies characteristics of selfless service and outreach in the community. Lauren Collins, Alpha Pi Omega and Zeta Phi Beta sorority were nominated for the honor, and Collins received the award.

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SGA revote to take place today The revote in the Student Government Association election will take place today at various locations around the West Virginia University campus. The polling places and times are as follows: •The Student Recreation Center from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., using two computers. •The Mountainlair from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., using five computers.

•The Health Sciences Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., using two computers. •The Engineering Building from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. using two computers. •The College of Law from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., using two computers •The Coliseum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., using two computers. - cdy


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Continued from page 1 Collins, a senior international studies major, participates in Project FLIGHT, Fundamental Literacy Initiative Giving Help Today, an organization promoting literacy in underprivileged children. “It feels great to be recognized by such a great organization,” Collins said. “Every child deserves access to books.” The organization also presented a Professor of the Year Award to an outstanding professor who has worked to actively improve the black community. Joel Beeson, a professor and chair of the visual journalism department at WVU, has helped develop the Kimball War Memorial in McDowell county, W.Va. It is the only memorial dedicated to African American veterans of World War I in existence. Other awards included the Outstanding Achievement Award, Administrator of the Year Award, Student Leader of the Year Award, Student Organization of the Year Award, Female Athlete of the Year Award and Male Athlete of the Year Award. The NAACP also acknowlBrooke Cassidy/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM Associate Athletic Director for Student Services Garrett Ford speaks about his love for WVU edged the contributions of and his retirement after accepting an award at the NAACP award ceremony held Tuesday University President James P. evening in the Mountainlair ballrooms. Clements by presenting him

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issued the statement to gain media coverage before the revote. “I don’t really understand where he’s coming from, I mean the Judicial Board dismissed the case. What more does he want?” said Cheng. Brummage said the loss of the endorsement did not intimidate him or change his commitment to bringing “the truth” about voter fraud to the student body. “There is no denying that we are looking at a cover-up,” he said. “If not being a part of that cover-up means I lose Chris Lewallen’s endorsement, then I gladly accept his withdraw.” The purpose of sending the

emails was to prompt the University to launch an investigation, not to threaten anyone with legal action, he said. “I am not taking this election, the University or anyone else to court,” he said. Brummage said he considered the revote to be the best course of action to restore SGA’s image. Regardless of the outcome, he said he will accept the results as legitimate. Lewallen said his decision not to support Brummage did not mean he would be endorsing other candidates. “I want to endorse who I think is best for student government. After having seen his actions over the past two weeks, I just don’t think it’s Brummage,” he said.


Continued from page 1 sales tax. Spencer said the rumors came from a proposed service fee in 2008, and the council’s goals regarding the most recent state legislative session. The proposed service fee was not approved. “There is some very serious misinformation being circulated about members of this council,” he said. “This information is based on either, an intent to frighten voters, or a serious lack of experience or research related to public issues.” Spencer said a voter-approved temporary fee by a municipality such as Morgantown, is not allowed un-

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with the Agent of Change Award. “As the new strategic plan for the University is implemented, diversity and inclusion are focal points in that strategic plan,” Clements said. The highlight of the ceremony was the lifetime achievement award, presented to Associate Athletic Director, Garrett Ford. Ford, who is 66, plans to retire this year. Ford has been instrumental in the development of the Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll, and improvements to the Athletic Academic Performance Center in the WVU Coliseum. The ceremony concluded with a recognition of the 29 charter members of the WVU chapter of the NAACP. This is the first year the NAACP has been on campus. “I’m very proud of all the members of our NAACP chapter,” said Marjorie Fuller, director for the Center of Black Culture and Research and WVU NAACP program adviser. “This is about the students, this is about their growth, and being part of this organization is important because it prepares them for life in the community at large.” In interest of full disclosure Chelsea Fuller is an opinion editor for The Daily Athenaeum.


der state law. He said similar practices are done elsewhere in the country, citing San Antonio as a specific example. The city, which is participating in a pilot vote-by-mail program, has received 2,336 ballots since elections began on April 12, said City Clerk Linda Little. Although the program has not lowered costs as expected, voter turnout is already up from last year. Votes can be mailed to, or dropped off at City Hall now, and Wiles Hill Senior Community Center, Mountaineer Mall or the Marilla Center beginning Thursday. Drop-off boxes will be available until Saturday April 26.


Maloney talks about his Gov. campaign CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A self-described conservative, Bill Maloney believes his business experience will carry over into the public sector. “I definitely think you need someone that’s run a business to run the state,” he said. “We need someone who understands how to run complex organizations in the state Capitol.”

Maloney is one of eight Republicans seeking the GOP nomination in the May 14 gubernatorial primary election. This year’s special election is to fill the remaining term of former Democrat Gov. Joe Manchin, who was elected to the U.S. Senate to fill the remainder of the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd’s term.

The 52-year-old Morgantown drilling consultant and energy company owner has never held public office, but he’s not deterred by his lack of elected public service. “I’ve helped a lot of other people start businesses in West Virginia over the years,” said Maloney, who was part of the team that developed the tech-

nology and plan to free the 33 trapped Chilean miners last year. “You learn a lot just by being in business in West Virginia.” If elected, Maloney said he will “go after some constitutional amendments that change the personal property tax and inventory tax and all the other regressive taxes we have.”

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Ugandan children. Since the events of the film, the LRA has been forced out of Northern Uganda, but its atrocities continue in East Africa. “Kony and the LRA have no goal. They’re fighting a meaningless war,” said Francis Onekalit, a student mentor with Invisible Children. Onekalit was a child soldier who escaped the LRA. Onekalit mentors 30 high school students in Uganda, many were former LRA soldiers. “Should you refuse their command, you would be killed,” he said. While Onekalit escaped the LRA, his two brothers were killed during the escape. “After I escaped at first I wanted to join the army, but I thought there was better way to help people,” he said. Onekalit explained the LRA was chased from Northern Uganda by the Ugandan Army but continue its crimes in Sudan, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo. “I went through the same suffering they are going through,” Onekalit said. “We want to get a peaceful way to end this war.” The Roadies promoted their ‘25’ event, where participants donate $25 and observe

25 hours of silence on April 25. This is to promote awareness of the 25 years of war in Africa. “Twenty-five dollars may not seem like much, but when you have 25,000 people across the nation going silent for 25 hours, that equals over half a million dollars,” Lutaaya said. The proceeds from the “25” event will help fund the protection plan in Africa. The plan will include installations of a radio network to alert communities of LRA activities, a search and rescue team to find abducted children and a rehabilitation center helping children freed from the LRA. More than 30,000 children have been kidnapped during the war. “I’ve been involved in this cause since 2006, and I applied for Invisible Children to come to campus in 2008,” said Daniel Brewster, faculty adviser for the group and sociology professor at WVU. Brewster and the Student Advocates for Invisible Children hosted the event Tuesday night. “Next week we will be having a bake sale on campus to benefit Invisible Children and a book drive during finals week,” Brewster said. The books donated will be sold to schools in Africa. “We’ve done a lot over the past eight years,” said Lutaaya. “But there’s more to be done because this war isn’t over.”


Students listen while Invisible Children Roadies share about the organization and how everyone can help. The Ming Hsieh Hall classroom was packed with students lining the stairs, sitting on the floor and filling the doorways.


Continued from page 1 shouldn’t jump to any conclusions, but he is showing signs of recovery.” Ryan, a former WVU sophomore from Ashburn, Va., was brutally beaten on Nov. 7, 2009 at 3:10 a.m. outside of the Willey Street Dairy Mart. The other man charged in

the case, Jonathon May, was charged with misdemeanor battery. May was sentenced with one year in prison at the North Central Regional Jail and ordered to pay $75,000 in restitution. For more information on Ryan Diviney and the Diviney family, visit

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors charged three West Virginia residents Tuesday with obstructing justice, lying to investigators and other federal counts related to a February shootout that killed a deputy U.S. marshal and the fugitive he had sought to arrest. Derek Hotsinpiller was only 24 and just embarking on his law enforcement career when he became the first deputy U.S. marshal killed by gunfire in 19 years. Thousands of mourners led by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder attended his funeral after the Feb. 16 shootout in Elkins. Two other colleagues of the slain marshal were injured while trying to serve the warrant at the Elkins home of fugitive Charles E. Smith, who had been wanted on drug charges. U.S. Attorney William Ihlen-


feld and other federal officials gathered in that same town to announce they have charged two of Smith’s relatives – the fugitive’s 49-year-old widow, Sherry Lou Smith, and his 25-year-old daughter, Cassandra Smith. The 14-count indictment also named Cassandra Smith’s boyfriend, 23-year-old Anthony Lambert of Montrose. The indictment alleges the defendants conspired to obstruct justice, made false statements to law enforcement officers on the day of the shooting and afterward, lied to obtain a firearm illegally, owned an illegal machine gun and were accessories after the fact. All three were arrested Tuesday and taken to U.S. Magistrate Court in Elkins for an initial appearance. It was not immediately clear whether they have

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attorneys. A message left for Sherry Smith was not immediately returned, and a listing for Lambert went unanswered. Investigators say Sherry Smith bought a shotgun at a sporting goods store in July 2007, claiming it was for her and knowing it was intended for someone else. The indictment says she, her daughter and Lambert also conspired to obstruct the marshals’ efforts to locate Charles Smith from March 2010 through February 2011. If convicted, authorities say, each faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison on the obstruction charges; 10 years on the accessory charge; 10 years for lying about the gun purchase and possessing a machine gun; and five years for conspiracy to obstruct justice and lying to investigators. The marshals were wearing protective vests when they entered the Smith house, but Hotsinpiller was shot in the neck and doctors couldn’t save his life after he was rushed into surgery in Morgantown. Hotsinpiller, who grew up in Bridgeport, went to work in the Clarksburg office of the Marshals Service last year after graduating from the U.S. Marshals Academy in Georgia. At his funeral in Bridgeport, the director of the U.S. Marshals Service had noted there are three words inscribed on the silver circle of a U.S. marshal’s badge: Justice, integrity and service. “Derek not only believed in those words,” said Director Stacia Hylton. “He lived them every day.”



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Kindergartner brings gun to Texas school, three hurt HOUSTON (AP) — A kindergartner who brought a loaded gun Tuesday to his Houston elementary school was among three students injured by fragments when it fired after falling from his pocket as he sat down for lunch, officials said. One bullet was fired about 10:35 a.m. in the Ross Elementary School cafeteria, spraying fragments at the students, said Houston Independent School District Assistant Police Chief Robert Mock. “Either some type of chips off the floor, or it could be pieces of the round that discharged,” Mock said. “They had some cuts and stuff on their legs; they don’t appear to be life threatening.” Kennedi Glapion, six, who was being picked up from school by her grandmother, said she saw the gun after it fell under a cafeteria table. “It dropped on the floor, under the table. It was loud, it was so loud,” said the kindergartner, who added that after the gun went off she was

scared and started crying. Glapion also said she saw one of the children who was injured and pointed to her right foot to indicate where the child was injured. Two six-year-old boys were wounded, including the one who had the gun. The boy who brought the gun was injured in his foot and the other boy was grazed in his leg, said Sam Sarabia, the elementary chief school officer for the Houston school district. A 5-year-old girl was injured in her knee, he said. All three children were put on stretchers and taken in ambulances to be checked out at a hospital. The students were sitting up and appeared to be talking with emergency personnel as they were wheeled away. Houston police spokesman Victor Senties said it is too early in the investigation to tell if any charges will be filed. Upset parents rushed to the school in northeast Houston where yellow crime scene

tape was strung and more than a dozen police and district patrol cars were parked. Parents were allowed to take their children home for the day if they preferred to do so, and counselors were on hand as classes resumed for the afternoon, said district spokesman Norm Uhl. “Although the danger is over, that doesn’t make it any less frightening,” Uhl said. Most parents who were picking up their children after the shooting said that overall, Ross is a good school and there haven’t been similar problems. While some said it’s not the fault of the school and the responsibility for what happened falls on the parents of the child who brought the gun to school, other parents said that the incident has made them think twice about safety and they wonder if additional security measures, including extra officers and even metal detectors, are needed. “Being that this is an ele-

mentary school you would think that it would be safe, but now this makes you think nothing is safe,” said Shawn Dixon, 33, whose 10-year-old daughter Tyra is third-grader at the school. Dixon said he would be in favor of additional security measures such as metal detectors at the school. Vonetta Moffett, 35, who has a 10 year old son and a 12-year-old son at the school, said even though she thinks the blame lies with the parents, she believes some kind of extra security is needed. “The parents need to be more concerned about checking backpacks before their kids leave home. It’s the parents’ fault because the kids don’t know better,” said Moffett, a security officer at a medical building. Uhl said that the kindergartner could face disciplinary action including being sent to an alternative school ap for up to 180 days. He said that no punish- Evette Davis hugs her daughter Heaven, 5, and son Julian, 9, after a shooting at Ross Elementary school Tuesday, April 19. ment has been decided yet.

A year after massive oil spill, Gulf Coast is still healing and hurting NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was the catastrophe that seemed to crush a way of life, an oil rig exploding in the darkness and plunging the Gulf Coast and its people into months of chaos. One year after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill began, solemn ceremonies will mark the disaster Wednesday and underscore the delicate healing that is only now taking shape. Oil still occasionally rolls up on beaches in the form of tar balls, and fishermen face an uncertain future. But traffic jams on the narrow coastal roads of Alabama, crowded seafood restaurants in Florida and families vacationing along the Louisiana coast attest to the fact that familiar routines are returning, albeit slowly. “We used to fuss about that,” said Ike Williams, referring to the heavy traffic headed for the water in Gulf Shores, Ala., where he rents chairs and umbrellas to beachgoers. “But it was such a welcome sight.” Although life is getting back to normal, many questions linger: Will the fishing industry recover? Will the environment bounce back completely? Will an oil-hungry public ever accept more deep-water drilling? “It seems like it is all gone,” said Tyler Priest, an oil historian at the University of Houston. “People have turned their attention elsewhere. But it will play out like Exxon Valdez did. There will be 20 years of


In this April 8, 2011 photo, Cat Island, damaged by oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, is seen heavily eroded from its previous state in Barataria Bay in Plaquemines Parish, La. Mangrove, which pelicans nest on, has been reduced and much of it killed after the island litigation.” On Tuesday, the federal government reopened the last of the waters that were closed last year after the massive spill, about 1,040 square miles near the sunken rig. And fresh revelations from a BP engineer’s email exchanges with his wife highlighted the missteps made on the ill-fated rig before the explosion. In the months since the

April 20, 2010, blast aboard the Deepwater Horizon, an administrator has handed out $3.8 billion from a $20 billion claims fund set up by BP. The number of cleanup workers went from 48,000 at the height of the spill to 2,000 today. Most scientists agree the effects “were not as severe as many had predicted,” said Christopher D’Elia, dean at the School of the Coast and Envi-

ronment at Louisiana State University. “People had said this was an ecological Armageddon, and that did not come to pass.” Still, biologists are concerned about the spill’s longterm impact on marine life. “There are these cascading effects,” D’Elia said. “It could be accumulation of toxins in the food chain, or changes in the food web. Some species

might dominate.” Meanwhile, accumulated oil is believed to lie on the bottom of the Gulf, and it still shows up as a thick, gooey black crust along miles of Louisiana’s marshy shoreline. Scientists have begun to notice that the land in many places is eroding. For example, on Cat Island, a patch of land where pelicans and reddish egrets nest among the black mangroves, Associated Press photographs taken a year ago and compared to those taken recently show visible loss of land and a lack of vegetation. “Last year, those mangroves were healthy, dark green. This year they’re not,” said Todd Baker, a biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Land is eroding on sites where the oil has killed vegetation. Confidence in Louisiana’s seafood is eroding, too. “Where I’m fishing it all looks pretty much the same,” said Glen Swift, a 62-year-old fisherman in Buras. He’s catching catfish and gar in the lower Mississippi River again. That’s not the problem. “I can’t sell my fish,” he said. “The market’s no good.” But the BP spill has faded from the headlines, overtaken by the tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan, unrest in the Middle East and political clashes in Washington. “Nationally, BP seems like a dim and distant memory,” said Douglas Brinkley, a Rice University historian. But the ac-

New York backs off strict rules on kickball, tag at day camps ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Maybe they’re risky, but day camp games like tag, Red Rover and kickball are no longer at risk in New York after state health officials yanked a proposal that threatened the future of those mainstays of child’s play. Towns, villages and other camp operators had begun revamping upcoming indoor summer programs after the Department of Health sent out a long list of familiar games and activities it said presented a “significant risk of injury” and needed to be regulated more closely. But after a state senator’s call Friday for a delay in the regulation generated a buzz of news reports, the department reversed course Tuesday, saying the rules proposed under the previous administration were too specific. “The practical effect is that The Daily Athenaeum USPS 141-980, is published daily fall and spring school terms on Monday thru Friday mornings and weekly on Wednesday during the summer terms, except school holidays and scheduled examination periods by the West Virginia University Committee for Student Publications at 284 Prospect St., Morgantown, WV, 26506 Second class postage is paid at Morgantown, WV 26506. Annual subscription price is $20.00 per semester out-of-state. Students are charged an annual fee of $20.00 for The Daily Athenaeum. Postmaster: Please send address changes, from 3579, to The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University, PO Box 6427, Morgantown, WV 26506-6427. Alan R. Waters is general manager. Editors are responsible for all news policies. Opinions expressed herein are not purported to be those of the student body, faculty, University or its Higher Education Governing Board. Views expressed in columns, cartoons and letters to the editor do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Athenaeum. Business office telephone is 304/ 293-4141 Editorial office telephone is 304/ 293-5092.

we are not going to get that detailed and into micromanagement,” said department spokeswoman Claudia Hutton of the decision. She said the department will continue gathering information during a comment period that ends May 16 and will formulate new safety regulations that are broader and deal more with potentially dangerous conditions than specific games. The regulations are required under a 2009 law meant to close a loophole that allowed indoor day camps to operate without the same state over-

sight applied to outdoor day camps, targeting “nonpassive recreational activities with significant risk of injury.” The law took effect April 1. State Sen. Patricia Ritchie of Watertown sent a letter to the state health commissioner asking for reconsideration of the regulations after hearing from a local mayor. “It’s overregulation by the state of things that have been around for years and years,” Ritchie wrote. On Tuesday, Richie, a Republican whose district includes three mostly rural north-central New York counties, said she was

pleased by the reversal. “At a time when our nation’s No. 1 health concern is childhood obesity, I am very happy to see that someone in state government saw we should not be adding new burdensome regulations by classifying tag, Red Rover and Wiffle Ball as dangerous activities,” she said. “I am glad New York’s children can continue to steal the bacon and play flag football and enjoy other traditional rites of summer.” The proposal would have revised the definition of a summer day camp to include potentially risky organized indoor

group activities like archery and rock climbing – as well as things like kickball, tag and Wiffle Ball. Ritchie said that would have required camps in many smaller towns and villages to add staff such as nurses and pay $200 for a state permit. Other critics argued the regulation was a hysterical approach that stood to take all the fun out of summer. “I never got hurt; maybe scraped my knee once in a while, but that was it,” Kimberly Baxter of Queens, a 27-year-old mother of a 1-year-old girl, told the Daily News of New York.

cident will have long-lasting influence on environmental history, he said. A presidential commission and an internal BP report concluded that the disaster was caused by a cascade of technical and managerial failures, including a faulty cement job. A testing firm hired by the government concluded that the key device used for preventing blowouts failed because of a design problem that prevented it from cutting through pipe. Fresh revelations from a BP drilling engineer who worked on the blown-out well shed some new light on the jitters and missteps overtaking the illfated facility in the weeks before the explosion. In a performance review a few weeks earlier, Morel had been told to “be aware of cynicism and criticism of company policies, actions, processes, etc. Don’t be a victim.”







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Selling beer at football games is a good move The debate continues within the West Virginia University Athletic Department on permitting the beer sales in Milan Puskar Stadium during football games. WVU Athletic Director Oliver Luck said in a statement the beer sales could generate $500,000 to $1.2 million in revenue, but he sticks to the claim that money isn’t the major issue. He wants to create a more positive attitude among fans

and keep them in the stadium for the duration of the games. Other colleges in the Big East Conference already sell alcohol at their home football games, and it should be done here, as well. Louisville even permits the sale of hard liquor. While it may not curb rowdy fans from excessively drinking before entering the stadium, it will keep them in the stands during the game, where beer sales can be regulated.

Concessions would not be in the student section of Milan Puskar Stadium, and there would be no vendors making their way through the isles of the stadium selling beer. Limits will be in place on how much beer a fan can purchase, which will be priced around $7 or $8. No liquor is being considered for sale. Luck has said he wants to put a stop to fans leaving at halftime to binge drink in the parking lot.

Few stadiums, and none in the Big East, allow reentry. Mountaineers have struggled with their image of excessive drinking and partying. It makes no sense to allow spectators to chug all amounts of alcohol in parking lots across the city and not let them drink in the stands. The University may as well go along and allow the new policy to take effect and add extra revenue in the process. There shouldn’t be much to

deliberate on this issue. The University will be in a win-win situation. If it manages to get a handle on the binge drinking among fans, great. If not, it can’t get any worse, and more fans will see the halftime show and the end of the game. Luck has some support from the local police, administrators and The Daily Athenaeum.

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The good old days: The fruitful years of the 1990s jeremiah yates associate opinion editor

The 1990s. What a great time for America. It seems when looking at the decade from today’s perspective, pretty much everything was a little better. Every genre of music was revolutionized by artists of the time; the same artists who are now being ripped off by cheap auto-tuned imitations. Movies had much better plot lines and didn’t rely on Computer Generated Imaging to bring viewers into the theaters. And television programming didn’t consist of washed-up actors trying to revitalize their careers on reality shows. Yes, it was a good time to be alive, even though I was still in grade school. Everything about the 1990s was simply better; most of all, being our economy. When thinking of our economy during the nineties, the saying “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” comes to mind. Anyone who thinks our economy was broken during that time is terribly mistaken. During the Clinton presidency, the gross domestic product grew by an average of 4 percent per year, which is nearly double the amount of increase between 1973 and 1993. The unemployment rate dropped from over 7 percent in 1993 to under 5 percent in 2000. But, according to Republicans, the higher tax rates among the top 5 percent destroyed jobs. There is a reason Clinton’s approval rating didn’t drop after his infamous scandal with Monica Lewinsky. It’s because the majority of Ameri-

cans were working and could afford comfortable lifestyles. Not many people really cared about his private life, as long as his duties as president were fulfilled. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to see most of the Republicans who favor the Bush-era tax cuts don’t have the greater good of America in mind. They only want to make sure those who are in the top 3 percent are making as much money as possible and damn the rest. In their eyes, the poor are poor because they are lazy and want to live off of the rest of the nation. But what the richest of the rich don’t realize (or don’t care) is that the poor IS the rest of the nation, comparatively. When the average American family of four makes a little over $50,000 each year, they need as much help as they can get. Just think. The average cost of a home in America is $121,747, according to For some one who makes $50,000 per year, that doesn’t leave someone a whole lot of money to spare at the end of each month, considering he or she probably has many other bills to pay – it is a family of four. Now, if the main breadwinner in the home loses his or her job, how can they continue to pay their mortgage and everything else? There probably isn’t much money in savings, due to living from paycheck to paycheck. This is where the “trickle down effect” most Republicans are so sure of, fails. The average American holds up the economy by living this way. Just look at the crisis in 2007 when foreclosures were happening around the country. Once the middle class fell, the rest of the country started to fall as well.

Former President Bill Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore, left, arrive for a memorial service for former Tennessee Gov. Ned McWherter on Saturday, April 9. Clinton knew this during the 1990s, when he proposed to raise the taxes on the rich to give the middle class more help. And, just like they argue today, Republicans claimed the

burden on the top percent of tax payers would kill jobs and the economy. But as the 1990s progressed, the unemployment rate and the national deficit dropped.

It wasn’t a fluke. The nation witnessed our largest economic enhancement due to the fact the middle class could afford more. But the Republicans want to argue how Democrats


want to raise taxes during a recession. Taxes are the only way to pay down the deficit. The middle class cannot afford that burden, but the top 5 percent of taxpayers can.

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With NFL Lockout, Malcolm Jenkins might try interior designing matt edwards the lantern uwire

Former Ohio State AllAmerican cornerback Malcolm Jenkins is in the same boat as every other NFL player: locked out of football. With time on his hands, Jenkins might get his creative juices flowing. “I was up at Ohio State’s practice, lobbying to get a coaching job,” Jenkins said. “Either coaching or I’ve been watching a lot of HGTV. I might try to get into


some interior designing or something.” Locked out for more than a month, the NFL and the NFL Players Association have yet to reach an agreement on collective bargaining. “Every player is enjoying the time off,” Jenkins said. “Not having as many responsibilities as far as mandatory workouts, to be able to take some time off and be with family, stuff like that.” Jenkins, who plays for the New Orleans Saints, said the urge to get back to his usual spring schedule is starting to grow. “Guys are wanting to get together and do our own work-

outs together, just get back to football,” Jenkins said. “Guys are starting to itch and want to get back on the field.” If the NFL lockout does not end and Jenkins can’t find a different job, he said he will be able to survive without a paycheck for a while, though he fears that some won’t be as financially comfortable. “We’ve known about this for two years now,” Jenkins said. “Me personally, I’ve prepared for it. But I know for a fact that there are some guys who may not have saved like they needed to. “It will impact some guys, but hopefully over the last few years, guys have followed

the plan and been smart with their money.” Something players might not be prepared for is human growth hormone testing, that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says must be part of the new collective bargaining agreement. The test, which would require blood to be drawn, has received criticism, both positive and negative, from the NFL players and their union. Jenkins said he wasn’t sure what was involved in HGH testing but that he can understand why some players are against it. “I talked to someone yesterday who said they had to take

blood,” he said. “When you do that, you get tired. If you get a surprise HGH test on a Friday and you’ve got to play on a Sunday, that can have some effect on your performance.” Jenkins said he doesn’t think HGH is a problem in the NFL. “I don’t think our league is played with that,” he said. “I don’t see (HGH testing as) necessary.” Jenkins said he thinks there will be football but that he doesn’t know if it will be in time for teams to prepare the way they normally do. “Depending on how long this thing goes, if you miss the whole offseason, from a

teaching and learning standpoint, young players don’t get as much time as they usually have,” Jenkins said. “We’re really going to have to go back to the basics because there’s no spring ball or (anything) like that. “Rookie players, the chances of them making it shrinks. They have less time to make that learning curve.” Although no one is sure of a time frame for players to get back to work, Jenkins said he’s confident that it is a matter of when football starts rather than if it starts. “There’s a good chance for football,” he said. “I think there’s going to be football.”




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Geno is obvious choice at QB West Virginia’s new offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen came to Morgantown with the promise that every position would open up on offense. Even quarterback. With junior starter Geno Smith, back for his second straight year as the starting quarterback, it may have come as a surprise. It might have been more of a saying than a realistic goal, since the former Oklahoma State offensive coordinator hadn’t yet seen Smith take a snap in person. “We’ll see what (the players) got in the spring,” Holgorsen said in late February. When asked about the quarterback position, though, he said he fully expected Smith to be the starter. “He’s quiet but aware of his surroundings, and that’s what being quarterback is all about. He has tremendous leadership,” Holgorsen said of Smith, his projected starting quarterback. “You can see people gravitate toward him, and he wins football games.” But, Holgorsen wasn’t going to rule out the fact his two freshmen quarterbacks, Texas native Paul Millard and Minnesota native Brian Athey, could come in and compete for the starting job. In years past, he has had quarterbacks step up and go from second and third string to the starting role in between the start of spring practice and the start of the season. Last year, Oklahoma State starting quarterback Brandon Weeden wasn’t at the top of the list when Holgorsen arrived on campus. Weeden, of course, helped lead Oklahoma State to the best offensive numbers in the country after playing very little in the season’s past. Some WVU fans took Holgorsen’s comments to heart, even believing Millard could challenge Smith for the starting gig when West Virginia takes the field against Marshall on Sept. 3. That doesn’t look like it will happen. Mountaineer fans may have wanted to write off a quarterback that threw for more than 2,700 yards along with 24 touchdowns to just seven interceptions in his first season as a starter when they saw Millard’s high school numbers. He passed for 4,491 yards and 47 touchdowns in 11 games as a senior at Flower Mound High School. Those numbers allowed him to rank No. 1 in passing and No. 2 in total offense according to When it came down to spring practice though, Holgorsen has been able to see a distinct difference between Smith and Millard. “Geno’s very good. He’s very competitive, and his body language is good. He’s learning, and the more he learns mentally, the better he’s going to look,” Holgorsen said following Monday’s practice. “Paul is still a little slower from a mental standpoint due to the fact it’s brand new. Once he gets the ball, he typically knows where to go with it.” Smith accomplished all of those feats as just a sophomore, and it looks as though he is primed for a huge junior campaign with the installation of Holgorsen’s system. Heck, if everything goes the way WVU envisions things to go, Smith could find himself as a darkhorse Heisman Trophy candidate late in the season. One look at spring practice this season helped me debunk any notion Smith’s job is in jeopardy, because he has been nothing but impressive. But, I can see how fans may get an inclination otherwise, because Millard has shown some potential at times, as well. Smith and Millard, who graduated high school early to join the Mountaineers for

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West Virginia offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh, right, instructs Quinton Spain ,left, and Curtis Feigt, center, during practice.

OL coach Bedenbaugh: Line still has a lot to learn BY MICHAEL CARVELLI SPORTS WRITER

With the West Virginia football team heading into one of its most anticipated seasons in a while, there has been a lot of talk surrounding the eye-popping numbers quarterbacks can put in its new offense. But those numbers can’t be put up if a certain group doesn’t do its job. That group is the offensive line, and with a couple of key components out with injuries, new offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh came into spring practice looking to see some of his younger guys progress as much as possible. And so far, he’s been pretty impressed. “The biggest thing about this group is that they really have improved every day, and that’s what you’re looking for,” Bedenbaugh said. “We’re making pretty good progress, and if we continue to improve every day and continue to get better, then we’ll have a chance to be pretty good.” With its two tackles – senior Don Barclay and junior Jeff Braun – out after getting offseason shoulder surgeries, the Mountaineers have turned to a lot of younger players without experience to make plays in the spring. Sometimes it hasn’t been pretty, as seen by the six sacks the line gave up in the first scrimmage of spring practice last Saturday, but that’s something the coaches can let go as of right now – especially when those younger, inexperienced players have to slow down the likes of Bruce Irvin on the edge. “(Irvin) is as good of a pass rusher as I’ve seen, so when

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West Virginia offensive linemen Joe Madsen, front, and John Bassler, back, wait for a play to start during spring practice. we get sacked, what can you tell them? You just tell them to keep getting better,” said offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen. “They’re doing fine; (redshirt freshman Quinton) Spain’s young, (sophomore Pat) Eger’s young. “Those guys will keep getting better, that’s for sure.” And with a lot of younger guys having to step up with those injuries, not only has it been tough to find a stable rotation up front, it’s taking some time to find good leaders – especially since the offense is still in the process of learning a new system. With Barclay and Braun on the sidelines right now, the obvious choice to be that leader is senior guard Josh Jenkins. The Parkersburg, W.Va., native who, other than Barclay, has played in more games than any member of this

year’s offensive line, would naturally be one of the people who the younger guys go to for advice. But, Bedenbaugh said, right now, it’s tough for anyone to be a great leader. “He’s saying some things, and he’s trying to help out (Spain), who hasn’t played a bunch. Obviously, Josh has got a bunch of reps in games, but not in this system,” Bedenbaugh said. “He’s trying to help and be a leader, but then again, he’s learning at the same time. “The thing for him to worry about right now more than anything is perfecting his job.” For Bedenbaugh, who spent the previous four seasons as the offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator at Arizona, the key for right now isn’t to find out

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West Virginia’s new offense is predicated on the pass. In the past, new offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen has led his teams to top 10 finishes in passing, scoring and total offense statistics nearly each year. But, WVU has not forgotten about the run. In fact, the Mountaineers have installed a three-running back set, more commonly called the “Diamond” formation. “We experiment, and half of the time it looks like crap. Every now and then, we may stumble upon something that makes sense,” Holgorsen said. The idea came about as a joke following a practice at

Oklahoma State last year, said running backs coach Robert Gillespie. “We had a lot of running backs and guys that we wanted to get on the field, so we tried it and it gave our defense a lot of problems,” he said. The idea isn’t necessarily to run out of the formation, though, as it opens up matchups on the outside in man-toman coverage. At Oklahoma State, it was paramount with a wide receiver like Justin Blackmon on the outside. “The more we did it, the better we liked it, because it creates some gaps that you don’t get with a true tight end, and we don’t have a lot of true tight ends out here,”

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April 21 AARON DAWSON, a senior music performance major, will be performing solo guitar music at 6 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall at the Creative Arts Center. BROWN BAG LUNCH FILM & DISCUSSION SERIES will present “The Overture” at 11:30 a.m. in the Gluck Theatre in the Mountainlair. This event is free and open to the public. Pizza will be served on a firstcome, first-served basis. For more information, call the Office of Multicultural Programs at 304-293-0890.

April 22 TOMCHIN PLANETARIUM will present “Heart of the Sun” at 8 p.m. and “Amazing Astronomers of Antiquity” at 9 p.m. in Room 425 of Hodges Hall Admission is free ,but reservations are required and can be made by calling 304-293-3422, ext. 1443. Tomchin Observatory will be open a 8:30 p.m. for public viewing on the same night but requires no reservations.

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BORN TODAY This year, you have the ability to incorporate and understand much more. You can detach and not trigger yet still remain empathetic and walk in another person’s shoes. You develop a very direct way of communicating but can be very sensitive about comments referring to you. If you are single, you flourish in a oneon-one relationship. The depth between you and someone you meet this year could be quite intoxicating. If you are attached, the two of you crave time away together. For the sake of the relationship, give in to this craving. SAGITTARIUS understands you well.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHH Flow through a problem with the knowledge that there is an answer. Tap into your imagination. Find other sources. In the next few weeks, aim for more of what you want. You might feel as if you can make a difference. Tonight: Be spontaneous.

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Concerns shift radically in the next few days. Many of you decide to better represent your interests by taking a workshop. Certainly, more knowledge wouldn’t hurt. Tonight: Follow the music.

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHH You have been direct and forthright in your decisions. How you handle a domestic and/or personal matter soars as a higher priority. You know what is workable, but convincing someone could take your fair share of talent. Tonight: Mosey on home.

TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHHH Help another person open up to new ideas through a quiet discussion. Sometimes you might want to hammer in your ideas. Right now, much is to be gained through an easy approach. Tonight: Go as a duo. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHHH Others keep coming forward with quite an assortment of ideas and requests. On some level you could be amused, but it is important to listen and decide which ones you want to be involved with. Tonight: Go with a

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHHH You have a very flirtatious, childlike side. Choose the appropriate place to filter this energy. Someone at a distance could surprise you with plans, a visit or an offer. Stop hesitating. Take the risk. Tonight: Let your hair down.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHHH You can be extraordinarily convincing, if you want to be. Don’t waver, and stay on point. You have universal appeal. Someone might jolt you with his or her reaction, so much so that you might need to go back to the drawing board. Tonight: Visit over munchies. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHH Be sensitive not only to your finances but also to others’. You might not always have the right answer or the correct path. Consider the options presented;

there could be an unusual solution. Tonight: Buy a treat on the way home. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHHH Others often admire you for qualities that are important to them. You are so versatile that you often wonder if the compliments are authentic. Forget worry. Toss yourself into the moment. Tonight: Belle or beau of the ball. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HH Your knee-jerk reaction could be quite off at the moment. Whether you are tired or take someone too seriously, a comment cuts to the quick. There also might be some reality to the statement. Look at the issue. Tonight: Take some much-needed personal time. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH Your sense of direction and inner knowledge help keep a project on course. You also understand those around you enough to help them understand the basis of their perspective. A meeting could evolve into a new friendship. Tonight: Where people are. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH Take your place in the limelight. You could be surprised and delighted by events that occur presently. If you feel lucky, stop and buy a lottery ticket. There is no telling what could happen next! Tonight: As late as need be. BORN TODAY U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (1936), Nazi party leader Adolf Hitler (1889), artist Joan Miro (1893)


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New assistants have not signed contracts West Virginia’s new offensive assistants have yet to sign their contracts, according to the University’s Office of the Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel. Offensive coordinator and head coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen, offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh, running backs coach Robert Gillespie and inside receivers coach Shannon Dawson signed a term sheet when hired in early January, however, newly named wide receivers coach Daron Roberts signed a term sheet earlier this month when hired but has yet to sign a contract, as well, according to Senior Associate General Counsel Gary G. Furbee, II. Athletic Director Oliver Luck said last week he wasn’t sure whether Holgorsen had signed his contract, but that he was not worried. “I really don’t know. I’d have to check,” Luck said. “The term sheets have been signed. There are no issues with that.” The Charleston Daily Mail reported on Monday that defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel had received a new, three-year, $400,000 per season deal. That contract has not been received by the University’s Office of the Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel yet, Furbee said.


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Holgorsen said. “Those body types are easier to use a little motion and move them around.” The formation itself has option tendencies. The Wishbone formation used three running backs and Air Force, which runs the option, commonly has three backs in the backfield. However, WVU’s version of the three-back set uses the same blocking philosophies and tendencies as the Mountaineers’ one and two-back sets. The Mountaineers have used three of their heavier backs in the formation – juniors Shawne Alston, Ryan Clarke and Matt Lindamood – during the first two weeks of practice. “I think it could be very effective, depending on who is in the backfield,” Alston said. “I would say me in the running back spot and Lindamood and Clarke as the fullbacks and then one of them motion over there. It’s a lot of meat in the backfield, a whole lot of meat.” It’s likely WVU would use more of a lighter back like sophomores Daquan Hargrett or Trey Johnson in the formation, as well. Holgorsen joked that West Virginia has enough running backs to run the three-back offense, since the Mountaineers have experimented with as many as nine

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spring practice, have been splitting snaps to the tune of a 50-50 ratio. This, however, is all by design, and Holgorsen acknowledged that on Monday.


Continued from page 5 who will be the starters. There will be plenty of time to figure that out once the Mountaineers start camp in the summer. The big thing right now,

Since Holgorsen and his staff was hired at WVU, they have been either on the road recruiting or taking care of spring drills. Kramer signs another West Virginia head volleyball coach Jill Kramer signed her second recruit, Halle Kearney, to the 2011 roster. “We are very excited about adding Halle to our team in the fall,” Kramer said in a release. “We expect her to make an immediate impact on the court. She’s a very driven player and is exceptional in the classroom, as well. She will give us some much needed size at the pin.” Kearney, a 6-foot-3 outside hitter and Middleburg, Ohio, native, has signed a national letter-of-intent with the Mountaineers after a standout career at Magnificat High School. With a hitting average above .500, Kearney was named allOhio as she led her school to the Elite Eight in 2010 and the Final Four in 2009. Kearney was also a top player for Maverick 18 Elite, which won the Powerhouse Tournament and the Canadian-American Tournament in Buffalo this past season. Kearney joins Evyn McCoy (Clare, Ill., Sycamore High) in the 2011 incoming class. — Compiled by Tony Dobies

backs throughout spring practice. “It really confuses the defense and sets us up to be successful. I just think it is confusing with the cross actions and the motions,” Lindamood said. “We got people running in front of the quarterback and running outside. That is just what some of our guys have said and I can see where they are coming from.” WVU has yet to find its replacement for departed starting running back Noel Devine. Gillespie said it’s likely the race for the starting spot will continue until the start of the season, as no one has separated themselves. “The great thing about this offense is we fit it to our personnel,” Gillespie said. “Dana’s going to do a good job of who can do what and put guys in the right place to succeed.” WVU defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel, who led the Mountaineers to a No. 3 finish in total and scoring defense, said he could see the “Diamond” formation becoming more of a trend around college football in the future. “What’s happening in college football now, it’s a copy-cat sport. If people have success with it, there’s a good chance that we’ll probably see that at some point,” Casteel said. “I think that we are going to see that throughout the year from our opponents.”

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When West Virginia opened spring camp, I was interested to see how new offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen would use players who don’t necessarily fit his system. Those players in particular included tight end Tyler Urban, running back Ryan Clarke and fullback Matt Lindamood. The most impressive part of spring camp this year has been the ability of the new coaching staff to find spots for those types of players. In addition, it has surely been surprising how well each player has adapted to find a new home. Urban is the perfect example of this. The North Huntington, Pa., native was worried when Holgorsen was hired that he would not have a position next season. But, Holgorsen knew exactly what to do with the 250-pound tight end. He moved Urban to inside receiver to take advantage of the size mismatch he would present to linebackers and safeties. It’s been a perfect match. Holgorsen has complimented Urban for his consistency in two of his three interviews during spring practice – more than any other player on the roster. Holgorsen has also been impressed with his fullbacks, in particular Lindamood and Ricky Kovatch, which has allowed him to do more with three-back sets. He actually called it the most athletic group of fullbacks he has had in his coaching career. You can throw Clarke into that mix, as well. A lot could’ve changed with this new offense. A few players could’ve been pushed out the door. But they haven’t been. And that’s been the most impressive aspect of spring.

Outside of quarterback, the position offensive coordinator and head coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen needs most to make his offense click is a receiver. Thankfully for West Virginia, that group has looked impressive thus far through the first 10 days of Spring Camp. Although tight end turned inside receiver Tyler Urban has received the majority of attention thanks to his position change, no receiver has truly stood out from the others as of yet this spring. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though. The group has potential to be a solid collection of receivers. There’s a solid six players in both the slot and outside receiver positions who can make a significant impact on the success of this year’s team, including Urban, Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, Brad Starks, J.D. Woods and Ivan McCartney. They’ve shown already this spring that this position is deep enough to be a threat deep, underneath and in the flat on every play coming up next season. In an offense as dangerous and Holgorsen’s, the ability to be that versatile is vital. In his past five years as an offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State, Houston and Texas Tech, at least five players have caught at least 20 passes in a season. In three of those five years, eight players caught at least 20 passes. That’s never happened at West Virginia in the past, but it likely will this season. The Mountaineer receiving corps has proven this spring it can handle the work.

Throughout the first few weeks of spring practice, there has been a noticeable difference in the way the West Virginia football team approaches workouts. Back is the hope and vivaciousness that was absent for all or most of last season. Because of that, certain groups of players have stood out with their stellar play and solid work ethic. The group leading that charge and bringing back the energy to those practices is the up-and-coming quarterbacks the Mountaineers have on their roster. Starting quarterback Geno Smith, who was impressive in his first season at the helm last year, looks like he will be the next player offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen transforms into a prolific passer. It is not out of the realm of possibility to see Smith passing for more than 5,000 yards and throwing 40 touchdowns or more. In addition, Smith has taken on more of a leadership role as a junior, which has allowed him to procure a better relationship with the players who will dictate how far this team will go next season: his receivers. Behind Smith, there is hope for the future, as freshman Paul Millard is filling in nicely as the team’s backup quarterback. Millard is lucky he played in a similar offense to Holgorsen in high school, but it is still astonishing that he went largely unrecruited in high school. He has seemed more comfortable over the last week of practices and should make a solid backup in 2011.

After the departure of former West Virginia running back Noel Devine, nobody really knew what to expect from the running back position when spring practice opened up this year. But, with three weeks of practice in the books, the running backs have been one of the strongest positions in camp for the West Virginia football team. Right now, it seems like the Mountaineers have four guys who are very capable of coming in and making big plays in their new offense. And the competition has been so good so far that nobody has been able to stand out from the pack because they’re all so even. Just look at last weekend’s scrimmage, for example. All four backs – Shawne Alston, Daquan Hargrett, Trey Johnson and Vernard Roberts – had nearly identical stats in the game, and they all ran the ball very effectively at times. Honestly, there were times in the scrimmage when the offense had to look to the running game to be able to find the end zone. Heading into spring, it looked like the obvious choice for the starting job would be Alston, who played the majority of the snaps last season while Devine was sidelined with injuries. But with the emergence of backs like Hargrett and Roberts starting to come along strong throughout the last week of practices, the starting position in the backfield is still very much up for grabs. I never expected to say this three weeks ago, but the WVU running backs look like one of the deepest positions on the team and it will be an interesting battle the rest of the way.

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“You need a backup quarterback, and because Paul is so inexperienced, we feel it is the best thing to give them a 50-50 split of the reps,” Holgorsen said. “When it gets closer to camp and game time, we will give the starter more reps, which would obviously be Geno.”

Millard does have the look of a player who can lead the Mountaineers when his time comes in the future. That time, though, is not this season. It’s Smith’s time to shine in WVU’s new offense.

with two of its most experienced players confined to the sidelines and a lot of players still adjusting to more reps, is picking up the mindset necessary to succeed in this offense. “I don’t care who it is, if we’re playing the Green Bay Packers, I expect to win. I

don’t expect anybody to get beat, and that’s the mindset that they have to have,” Bedenbaugh said. “Is it tough? Yeah, it’s tough. “But, it’s going to make them better.”

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Hansbrough emerges for Pacers INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The doubters have always been there throughout Tyler Hansbrough’s career, from his prep star days in Missouri to his stellar career at North Carolina to these early years with the Indiana Pacers. Same questions, too. Can he defend? Is he athletic enough? Can he get his shot off? Is he too small? The answers, too, have remained the same. The man once known as “Psycho T” has continued to succeed beyond expectations. Not only has he made it in the NBA, he is a starter and a key contributor to an Indiana team that is giving Chicago all it can handle in their firstround playoff series. He hears the critics, but dis-


agrees with a defiance that borders on cockiness. “You always have to have confidence,” Hansbrough said. “I always felt like I should be on the court because I feel like I’m better than my opponents. That’s something that you have to carry with you.” Whether he’s imposing his will on the boards or diving for a loose ball headed for someone’s lap in the first row, Hansbrough’s intensity embodies the effort the upstart Pacers have displayed against Chicago. The Bulls have won both games, but the young Pacers have pushed them. Hansbrough averaged 16.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game in March as the Pacers made their

playoff push. He scored 22 points in the opener at Chicago, then struggled in Monday’s loss, scoring six points on 2-for-12 shooting. For a player who won a national title at North Carolina and two state high school titles for Poplar Bluff (Mo.), just being close doesn’t cut it. “It’s very frustrating,” he said. “We played with them. We were right there but we let it slip away at the end.” Hansbrough certainly has Chicago’s attention. “He’s a good player,” said Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau. “He’s hard playing, he can shoot the ball, put it on the floor. You have to give him a lot of credit.” Hansbrough will make his home playoff debut Thursday in Game 3.

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Artwork by Jessica Brobst is displayed in the WVU Creative Arts Center gallery on Monday.

Senior artist exhibits showcased at CAC by christina Gutierrez a&e writer

The 2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Project Exhibition features 18 West Virginia University student’s original works. “These are some of the best,” said Jason Lee, professor of sculpture at West Virginia University. Students showcased include Zach Alderfer, Malissa Goff, Amanda Kitzmiller and Aaron Williams. A piece of Alderfer’s work is a carving made of a large white board and depicts a man leaning against a sports car. “I wanted to do something big,” Alderfer said. His piece is done entirely in white and gray shade and highlights the importance of the sports car with two solid, red racing stripes, Alderfer said. “It’s a great way to reference printmaking,” Goff said of her

peer’s work. Goff, a double major in sculpture and painting worked on her featured piece throughout the spring semester. Goff’s piece is made of hundreds of fabric squares and recreates a picture of herself depicted as Superwoman. She said she is thankful for the people who contributed to the extensive work of the project and said its imperfections are part of its beauty. “There were a lot of people involved in making this piece happen,” Goff said. “It’s all about its homage to stitchery and needlework.” Williams, double major in printmaking and sculpture, is no stranger to the gallery and his pieces will be displayed as part of his own exhibit. Williams portrayed his piece dedicated to Nintendo games using a new design program featuring pixel art and said he’s proud of the challenges he

overcame during the process. “A lot of limitations were generated using this program, which made it even more challenging,” Williams said. Kitzmiller, a photography major, found her calling during an experience this past summer with WVU’s Jackson Hole Photography Workshop. “All of my work is based on life experiences,” Kitzmiller said. Kitzmiller is the first-student at WVU to use tintype pictures, a form of art dating back to the Civil War era. “I’d like to encourage people to try new things because although this was so different, it was such a great learning experience,” she said. The exhibits are available for public viewing through May 15 in the Paul and Laura Mesaros Galleries at the Creative Arts Center.

Four Horsemen to relocate by jake potts a&e writer

Four Horsemen, a comic and gaming store in Morgantown Mall, is relocating to a larger space May 7. The move was provoked by a need for more floor space for special events and new inventory, according to manager Ron Davis. “It didn’t take us long at all to outgrow this store, and we’re definitely ready for the move,” Davis said. “We have a lot of events here, and we’ve just run out of space.” The new location will be three times as large as the original space. After only six months in its current location, Davis said he understands the risk of moving a new business but will do what he can to satisfy customers. “Obviously, there will be an additional cost for the move,” Davis said. “But to serve the needs of the gamers and the comic book people, we felt it necessary to bite the bullet and make the move.” Brendan Sherlock, a senior political science major, said he believes the new location will increase business for Four Horsemen. “The move is a great idea for the store,” Sherlock said. “Their boom in business lately has been great, and moving into a bigger store should help business out even more.” According to Davis, Four Horsemen has increased

Artwork by Carrie Grubb is displayed in the WVU Creative Arts Center gallery on Monday.


Dragonfly hosts launch party fashion show for new local line, supports Japan by megan puglisi a&e writer


Action figures and t-shirts on display inside The Four Horsemen at the Morgantown Mall. The store will relocate to a larger space May 7. gamer revenue, leading to a demand for more gaming inventory. “We have seen an increase in gamers recently, and it just keeps on growing,” Davis said. Although the expansion was caused by a rise in the gaming population, Davis anticipates a better way to serve a variety of groups. “We want to be able to handle all the comic enthusiasts and all the gamers out there. We want to serve all their hopes and desires,” Davis said. “We’re hoping the new space will give us enough flexibility that we can serve both groups.” Sherlock, an avid customer of the store, is looking forward to the larger venue. “A lot of different groups

playing a lot of different games take a lot of space,” Sherlock said. “If you want to be able to accommodate that while keeping the merchandise out, the more space you can get, the better off you’ll be.” The day of the move coincides with two major events in the gaming and comic book scene. In the gaming world, a new volume of the popular series “Magic: The Gathering” will be released. The store opening also falls on Free Comic Book Day. “The day is turning out to be pretty big,” Davis said. “With both events going on along with our reopening, it’s going to be awesome.”

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Designer Tony Dang will debut his new clothing line, Half Ounce of Life, at a launch party fashion show at Dragonfly Bar & Grill tonight at 10 p.m. Hollywood celebrity stylist Christina DeAntonis of Altered Ego Boutique is the acting producer of the show. Dang was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pa., and said he always knew his unique style and passionate outlook on life would lead him to a fashion career. “I began designing T-shirts with spray paint in my garage as a teenager. I always dreamed of making it big as a designer but never really knew how to turn my dreams into a reality,” Dang said. “It turns out the only thing I needed was one person who believed in me.” Dang credits DeAntonis as that person. “She has been the biggest influence on me doing everything – without her, none of this would be possible. She brought life to my designs,” Dang said. Before returning to her hometown of Morgantown, DeAntonis moved to Los Angeles, Calif., for ten years where she worked with artists such as Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, Nelly, the Jonas Brothers and Lara Flynn Boyle. DeAntonis decided to leave the Hollywood lifestyle with one goal: “Bring Melrose back to Morgantown.” “I am very blessed that I took the step to make a fashion scene for Morgantown. I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else in my life at this point,” DeAntonis said. She said she’s proud of how far Dang has come with his clothing line. “I respect Tony (Dang) as a designer because he’s really amazing and creative with his


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Designer Tony Dang will debut his new clothing line Half Ounce of Life tonight at 10 at a fashion launch party hosted by The Dragonfly Bar & Grill. Admission is free. Donations for Japan relief funds are encouraged. styling skills,”DeAntonis said. Dang’s clothing line features designs that are different but relatable for both genders and are full of bright colors and sass. The fashion show will tell the story of Dang’s life phases and how Half Ounce of Life came about through the combination of his designs and DeAntonis’s “funky” styling. Dang hopes attendants leave the fashion show knowing anything they want is in reach if they believe in themselves. Half Ounce of Life’s spring/ summer 2011 collections will feature performances by local dance crew the CTA Highflyers and music by DJ Yemi. “Morgantown can expect to see many more Altered Ego fashion shows. I’m going to

bring the funk to Morgantown. The boutique will receive rare vendors with a Hollywood style of fashion,” DeAntonis said. Dang and DeAntonis are teaming up with the American Red Cross River Valley Chapter to raise money for tsunami and earthquake victims. Admission is free, but donations for Japan relief funds are encouraged. Half Ounce of Life Clothing will be available for purchase at Dragonfly immediately following the show through midnight. Half Ounce of Life clothing can be purchased at Altered Ego Boutique, located at 1189 Pineview Drive. Prices range from $20 to $80.


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High Street Jazz Band campaigns for art education by alex mcpherson A&E writer

Each weekend, residents can hear the harmonic sounds of the High Street Jazz Band as it roams the town after dark. Creating a sound track for the bumbling masses as they stumble home after a night at the clubs, the High Street Jazz Band provides a noble service that has garnered fans and attention at the University. Today, along with Brian Roberts and his Leadership 201 group, the band will be giving back to more than the nocturnal student. As Roberts, sophomore mathematics major, sat in class contemplating how to aid the arts, his service leadership group came up with a brilliant battle plan. “We were brainstorming things to do, and people to help, and arts education jumped out at us,” Roberts said. “We just wanted a way to get people informed and involved – you don’t have to be a music major to appreci-

ate the value of art education.” They immediately contacted the High Street Jazz Band and set to getting their support. “They said they’d be happy to help us out,” Roberts said. “They mostly perform on the street, so they seemed like a perfect fit for this kind of thing.” Steve Sabino, junior business and economics major and trumpet player for the High Street Jazz Band, was adamant about the cause of music-education. The arts benefit not only the local community, but people throughout the country and beyond, he said. “The High Street Jazz Band is very much rooted in the belief that music and the arts can make the world a better place,” Sabino said. “We want as many people exposed to different kinds of music and give them the chance to be exposed to the arts whether in the classroom or on the streets while playing.” The statistics behind arts in

education are no joke. According to Americans for the Arts, young people who remain active in the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, four times more likely to participate in a math and science fair, and three times more likely to win an award for school attendance. Yet, even with the proven benefits of the arts, some teachers are still forced to pay out-of-pocket for supplies for their classes. “It’s no secret that arts programs are among the first to get budget cuts, as opposed to athletic or other academic programs,” Roberts said. “If people showed more interest, that doesn’t always have to be the case.” With the High Street Jazz Band’s performance, Roberts’ Leadership 201 group hopes to raise both awareness and money to donate to the arts program at Morgantown High School. “We really just want to get the word out so that


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West Virginia Wesleyan student to perform original musical ‘Kingdom Come’ by jesse tabit a&e writer

Matthew Webster has been writing a musical called “Kingdom Come” since he was a freshman in college. Now, the senior theater major has managed to get his work onstage, with its premiere last week and another showing tonight at West Virginia Wesleyan College. The story of “Kingdom Come” is told through a series of interview-style vignettes, or short endearing scenes, and is

about connecting with people. Webster said he started work on the play during his freshman year for a class and has since cut 70 pages from the script. The final draft and the full production were established April 3 and the musical premiered at the Gladys G. Davis Theater in the WVU Creative Arts Center last week. The plot is set during September 11, 2001 as 10 characters, five guys and five girls, find themselves caught in the nationwide tragedy that took

thousands of lives. According to its Facebook page, “Kingdom Come” strives to take you back to “where you were,” and challenges you to move into the future. Fourteen stories are told through singing and dancing, monologues and scenes. Settings include the streets of New York City, a college party and a grocery store. Over 19 original songs can be heard in the production, with music directed by Joshua Stubbs, a music major. “Kingdom Come” shows

that there are great connections to be had in life and the numerous opportunities we have to communicate with people, Webster said. Chasdan Ross Mike, a senior theater major, has been helping Webster since the play’s origin during their freshman year. Mike will also be starring in the musical. “I helped Matt write some of the music, and then I auditioned and got in,” Mike said. Mike said of the three characters he plays, Jacob, the

“party boy,” is his favorite. Mike explained that because the character was a party animal, his unconsciousness caused him to miss the entire 9/11 attack. When he awakes, he reacted differently than others, which causes his character ‘s feelings to be explored throughout the play. “Some musicals can feel gimmicky, but ‘Kingdom Come’ is something that is real and it deals with a lot of issues that still resonate with this country,” he said. “The songs help to tell the

story of people’s emotions and how they felt that day.” “Kingdom Come” can be seen at 8 p.m. in LL Loar and Family Memorial Hall of Music and Fine Arts at West Virginia Wesleyan College. For more information on the musical and a preview of the songs, visit “It’s a great show that helps you look at life in a different way,” Mike said. “It’s a life lesson that’s very entertaining.”

Black Eyed Peas to start music academy Hoover pulls ads from ABC in protest of recent soap cancelations

Host Jack Black, center, performs with the Black Eyed Peas at Nickelodeon’s 24th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday in Los Angeles. NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Eyed Peas are opening a school where local teenagers will learn video and music production using professional-quality equipment. The six-time Grammy Award winners announced Tuesday that their Peapod Foundation together with the Adobe Foundation will open a Peapod Adobe Youth Voices music and multimedia academy in lower Manhattan. The Peapod Foundation is the hip-hop group’s charitable organization; it’s administered by the Entertainment Industry Foundation. The Adobe Foun-

dation is the philanthropic arm of software maker Adobe Systems Inc., whose products include Acrobat, Flash and Photoshop. The two foundations already run three Youth Voices academies in California – in Los Angeles, Oakland and Redwood City. The New York academy will offer classes to students ages 13 to 19 starting this July, the foundations said. “Our passion for music and media was fueled by many generous people on our road to success,” Black Eyed Peas rapper said. “Ex-


panding the network of Peapod Adobe Youth Voices academies enables us to pay it forward, giving more youth the skills and encouragement they need to realize their dreams.” The academy will be housed in a facility operated by Urban Arts Partnership, which runs after-school arts programs for teens who attend high-poverty schools. Students will be accepted into the academy based on recommendations from teachers and demonstrated interests in subject areas such as camera work, editing and graphic design.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A Hoover executive whose wife and mother are big fans of two ABC soap operas that were canceled last week said he is yanking the vacuum-maker’s ads from the network in protest. Hoover marketing executive Brian Kirkendall’s actions have becoming a rallying point for fans of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.” ABC said last week it will end the daytime dramas, each on the air for more than 40 years, and replace them with cooking and weight-loss shows. The number of people who said they “liked” Hoover on Facebook has jumped from around 7,000 to more than 11,000 people in a day since Kirkendall announced his move on the social media site. A columnist for Soap Opera Digest also asked fans to make Friday a “buy Hoover day” to support the company. “It was about as innocent as you can imagine something starting,” Kirkendall said on Tuesday. “Now I feel like I’m in the middle of a movement.” Kirkendall said he was visiting his ill mother in North

Carolina over the weekend and mentioned that the shows were being canceled. She reminded him that, as a toddler, Kirkendall would sit on the couch beside his mother as she folded laundry and watched the soap operas. His wife was angry about the cancelations, too. Hoover is one of many companies to advertise on the programs, and soap opera fans have started a grass roots movement to contact advertisers about the decision, said Carolyn Hinsey, columnist for Soap Opera Digest. Kirkendall said he was overwhelmed by the number of calls Hoover received Monday. “I’m not trying to be a martyr,” Kirkendall said. “I’m just reacting to what our consumers said.” He said that as steward of Hoover’s brand identity, he made the decision before consulting with upper executives. But they seemed pleased by the amount of attention the decision was drawing. ABC had no comment on the action on Tuesday, a spokeswoman said.

Hoover, a brand owned by Techtronic Industries Co., had bought time for six ads this week, four of them on soap operas, Kirkendall said. He would not detail how much money in ad spending Hoover had committed to ABC before this protest. Hinsey suggested in a blog on Tuesday that consumers should buy Hoover vacuum cleaners, vacuum bags or other products on Friday and post their actions on Hoover’s website. “Hoover couldn’t pay a PR person to get them the goodwill that they have gotten in the last 24 hours,” Hinsey said. She said protesters should keep their actions positive, but suggested soap opera fans interested in next week’s British royal wedding might want to watch some other network than ABC. Kirkendall also wrote on Hoover’s Facebook site that the company is setting up an email address for fans of the shows to express their concerns. The decision by ABC means that by next year, “General Hospital” will be its only daytime drama on the air.

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Introducing Jones Place In Sunnyside 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Furnished Townhomes With covered Parking Available August 2011


Townhome Living Downtown




1BR / 2BR (2Bath) ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED Cable-Internet Included Washer Dryer Included Parking Included Central Heat and Air Walk In Closets Dishwasher-Microwave Private Balconies 24 Hour Emergency Maintanance On Site Management Modern Fire Safety Features Furnished Optional On Inter-Campus Bus Route OTHER 2BR UNITS CLOSE TO CAMPUS W/SIMILAR AMMENITIES



AFFORDABLE PARKING $65.00/MONTH Downtown. 304-598-2285 PARKING SPACES AVAILABLE. TOP of HighStreet.1/year lease. $100/mo 304-685-9810. PARKING- 1/2 OFF NOW THRU JULY. Also, Discount for leases for fall and spring signed by May 1. Four Blocks to Mountainlair. 304-292-5714.

SPECIAL SERVICES “AFRAID YOU ARE PREGNANT?” Let’s make sure. Come to BIRTHRIGHT for free pregnancy test. Open Monday-Friday 10:00am-2:00pm. 364 High Street / RM 216 Call 296-0277 or 1-800-550-4900 anytime.

FURNISHED APARTMENTS 1BR AVAILABLE NOW. PET FRIENDLY, Includes utilities. McLane Ave. PR-7; 304-879-5059 or 304-680-2011. 3BR LARGE APARTMENT. Lower Stewart St. utilities included, extremely close to campus contact Ben 304-826-6000 4/BR CONDO. PRIVATE BATH. Walk-in closets. W/D. $365/mo. per room includes utilities. Contact Yvonne: (302)270-4497 leave message.

1 BR Apartments 2 blocks from Mt. Lair Available May 15. Please call M-F 8am-4pm.304-365-APTS(2787)

Now Renting For May 2011 Efficiency

2 BEDROOM SOUTH PARK 232 REAY ALLEY includes parking, WD, $600 p/m plus utilities. 304-319-1243,

1-2 & 3 Bedrooms • Furnished & Unfurnished • Pets Welcome • 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance • Next To Football Stadium & Hospital • Free Wireless Internet Cafe • State of the Art Fitness Center • Recreation Area Includes Direct TV’s ESPN,NFL, NBA,MLB, Packages • Mountain Line Bus Every 15 Mintues

3 BEDROOM MARION ST. $1065 includes all utilities. No Pets. 304-296-5931 5 BEDROOM HOUSE in South Park across from Walnut Street Bridge. W/D. Available may 15th call Nicole at 304-290-8972 1BR, JUST RELISTED SOUTH PARK, very quiet. Rent includes utilities, WD, parking, much more. Available June 1st. $530/month. 304-292-5714. 1-2/BR. LOWER SOUTH PARK. Availble June 1st Includes gas/water/trash. Laundry access. 10-min walk to campus. $475/mo&up. 304-288-9978 or 304-288-2052

Office Hours Mon-Thursday 8am - 7pm Friday 8am - 5pm Saturday 10am - 4pm Sunday 12pm - 4pm

1BR AVAILABLE NOW. PET FRIENDLY, Includes utilities. McLane Ave. PR-7; 304-879-5059 or 304-680-2011. 1-3 BR APTS AND HOUSES. SOME include utilities and allow pets! Call Pearand Corporation 304-292-7171. Shawn D. Kelly Broker 74 Kingwood St.


Morgantown’s Most Luxurious Address


1BR, BEVERLY AVE. WD. FREE parking. 304-594-1200.

4BR HOUSE utilities included, W/D, paved offstreet parking, close to campus. Contact Ben 304-826-6000 APARTMENTS NEAR STEWART ST. Studio and 1BR from $480 per Month and up, including utilities, No Pets. 304-292-6921

2/BR APARTMENT IN WESTOVER. All utilities paid, W/D included, pets with deposit. $800 month or 304-615-6071

APTS AND HOUSES FOR RENT, CAN BE unfurnished. 217, 225, Jones Ave. 341 Mulberry Street, 1-4/BR. $325-$475 each plus utilities. Free off-street parking. NO PETS. Lease May 15, 2011. E.J. Stout 304-685-3457

2BR 2FULL BATH NEXT STADIUM AT 910 Don Nehlen Dr. (above the Varsity Club). DW/WD, microwave, Oak cabinets, ceramic/ww carpet, 24hr maintenance, CAC, off-street parking. $395/person +utilities. Close to hospitals. Some pets/conditional. For appt. call 599-0200

Applications are available at 284 Prospect St. or by request at

MUST SEE JUST LISTED. 611 ALLEN Ave. 2/BR. Close to Arnold Hall. Excellent condition. DW, WD, AC, Parking. Utilities included. NO PETS. 12/mo lease and deposit. Call 304-288-1572 or 304-296-8491. Also Available 1/BR.

NICE 3BR APARTMENT partially furnished, 3-4 min walk to Mountainlair. Includes D/W, W/D, airconditioner, parking and utilities. No pets $420 each. 304-379-9851


Now Leasing For May 2011 UTILITIES PAID

Kingdom Properties


Bronziwithng Beds

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2 BR Starting @ $325 3 BR Starting @ $370 292-9600 368-1088 On the web:

facial lamps, cd players, and air-conditioning 20% OFF

Downtown & South Park Locations Houses & Apartments Efficiencies Starting @ $310

Stop Wasting Gas $$$!! Tan Right Here in SUNNY SIDE at Grand Central Station

BETWEEN CAMPUSES 1-2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS. Attractive & Spacious. Great Neighborhood. Lighted Private Parking. Water Utilities Included. A/C, D/W, W/D Laundry On Site. Furnished & Unfurnished. Cable & Internet Available. No Pets. 304-296-3919

2 WEEKS UNLIMITED TANNING $19.95 (Averages only $1.42 per tan) Must Bring Coupon

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2 TANS FOR $2 Must Bring Coupon (New Customers Only)

CLEAN, QUIET, 1BR $475 + ELECTRIC & garbage, available 4/15. LG 2BR $625 +electric & garbage, available 5/15, lease/deposit off st parking upper Willey 304-612-3216 INCLUDES ALL UTIL, WD, NO PETS 2BR Apt $800, 1BR efficiency $470/mo, 1BR attic apt $500-no WD, AC, 1BR/living room $600. Available May16. 304-983-8066 or 304-288-2109.


2-3/BR APTS. AVAILABLE IN MAY. Gilmore St. Apartments. Open floor plans, large kitchens, large decks, A/C, W/D. Off-street parking. Pet Friendly. Off Univ. Ave near top 8th. Text or call: 304-767-0765.

ATTRACTIVE 1 & 2/BR APARTMENTS. Near Ruby and on Mileground. Plenty of parking. 292-1605



NOW LEASING 1BR Apartment. Available May 15th. Prefer Graduate Student. No Smoking. No Pets. 304-288-0817

ONE BEDROOM, TWO BEDROOM EFFICIENCY Apts. Central air, off street parking, near law school. No smoking, no pets. Call 304-319-0863.


Affordable & Convenient Within walking distance of Med. Center & PRT UNFURNISHED FURNISHED 2,3, and 4 BR

Rec room With Indoor Pool Exercise Equipment Pool Tables Laundromat Picnic Area Regulation Volley Ball Court Experienced Maintenance Staff Lease-Deposit Required No Pets


2BR DUPLEX CLOSE TO CAMPUS. Available May. 89 Mason St. $650/month. Parking/no pets, W/D, A/C 304-288-6374 or 304-594-3365 2BR/2Bath, CLOSE TO CAMPUS Available May. 332 Stewart Street. $625/month. Utilities included. Parking, no pets, washer/dryer. 304-288-6374 or 304-594-3365 2BR/2BTH. Available May. Stewartstown Rd. $650/month. Garage, no pets, W/D, A/C 304-288-6374 or 304-594-3365 2,3/BR APT w/off-street parking. Laundry facilities. Close to downtown. 15/min walk to WVU campus. $550, $700 plus electric. Available 5/15/11.No Pets. 579 Brockway Ave. 304-282-2729. 2-3-4-5/BR APARTMENTS. SPRUCE and Prospect Streets. NO PETS. Starting in May/2011. Lease/deposit. For more info call 292-1792. Noon to 7pm. 2BR, 1BATH DOWNTOWN ON STEWART STREET. Recently remodeled. Off-street parking, DW, laundry facilities. $700/month +electric. Pets considered. 304-290-7766 3/BR, LARGE FREE W/D, Short walk to town & campus, Off Street Parking, No Pets, $335/person, Avail May or July, call 304-290-3347. 3/BR FOR RENT. WALKING DISTANCE to downtown campus. $1200/month plus utilities. Off-street parking. No pets. Available May 15. 304-919-0086. AVAILABLE MAY 2011. 1,2,3,4,5,6BR 304-296-5931. AVERY APARTMENTS. NEWER 1+2/BR. units. 1/BR-$625, 2/BR-$850+utilities. Includes: DW, microwave, WD, hardwood floor, walk-in closets. Other amenities include free WiFi, fitness room, sunbed. NO PETS. Conveniently located between downtown and hospitals. Off Stewartstown road. 304-288-0387or 304-692-9296.

Barrington North Prices Starting at $605 2 Bedroom 1 Bath 24 Hour Maintenance Security Laundry Facilities

2 Min. From Hospital and Evansdale Bus Service NO PETS

304-599-6376 SUNNYSIDE 1 MINUTE WALK to campus. 1-2BRS. Lease and deposit. NO PETS. Call 291-1000 for appointment.

LARGE 3BR APTS. TOP OF HIGH ST. All utilities included. 304-292-7233.




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

LARGE 2?BR. GREAT CONDITION. Conveniently located across bridge in Westover. 7/min. walk to Walnut PRT. C/CA. D/W. Free W/D. Storage Facilities. $395/person. All utilities included. 304-288-3308,

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

AVAILABLE May 15, 2011




Location,Location, Location! Available May 2 & 3 Bedroom All Utilities Paid Apartments & Townhouses

Laundry, Off Street Parking Included

3 Min. Walk To Campus


LARGE 3BR, NEAR LAW SCHOOL 1-1/2Bath, DW/WD. Renovated. $1150 +utilities. 304-288-4481. LARGE, UNFURNISHED 3/BR DUPLEX apartment. Available Now. Close to campus/hospitals. Deck, appliances, WD hook-up, off-street parking. No pets. $750/mo+utilities. 304-594-2225 MATURE STUDENTS WHO WANT TO LIVE near Law School. This like-new building includes 2BR, 2Bath. $800/mo +utilities. No Pets. 304-685-9300. NOW RENTING TOP OF FALLING RUN ROAD Morgan Point 1+2/BR $590-$790+ utilities. Semester lease. WD. DW. Parking. NO PETS. Call: 304-290-4834.

EFF: 1BR: 2BR: Now Leasing For 2011 OFF-STREET PARKING EVANSDALE / STAR CITY LOCATION LOCALLY OWNED ON-SITE MAINTENANCE MOST UNITS INCLUDE: HEAT, WATER, and GARBAGE SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED BRAND NEW! 2/BR Available May 1st. W/D, No Pets, Starting @ $750/mo. 304-329-6384 CLEAN 1BR W/DEN, FIRST WARD, Standard Ave. WD, AC, Microwave. $550/month +deposit/utilities. No pets or smoking. 304-296-7534. FIVE (5) 1/BR APARTMENTS NOW available. West Run, Morgantown. $600/mo each plus $300/dep. NO PETS. Call Jess: 304-290-8572. GILMORE ST. APARTMENTS: 3/BR apts. Available in May. Large kitchens, A/C, W/D. Pet Friendly. Off Univ. Ave. near top of 8th St. Call or text: 304-767-0765.

2 Bedroom 6 Bedroom 8 Bedroom $410 per person plus utilities Offstreet parking/Garage parking


Office Open 7 Days a week 2 miles to Hospital and Schools

Collins Ferry Court Now Leasing 2011 Available Now!

2&3 Bedroom Apartments, W/D. Suncrest 1/2 mile from Hospital Off Street Parking Small Pets Permitted

304-692-7086 LARGE 2/BR. KITCHEN APPLIANCES furnished. NO PETS. Downtown. Lease and deposit. Call: 304-685-6565.

2 Bd Bakers Land 3 Bd Bakers Land 4 Bd Bakers Land

Close to Campus A/C, W/D, Off Street Parking Starting @ $300 per person + utilities Will Lease as 1BR W/Den $550 per month + Utilities Call

Rice Rentals 304-598-7368 NO PETS!

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

387 High Street (Pita Pit Building) 2,3, Bedroom With Utilities and Furnished Laundry Facitities $460/$525 Per Person

156 Plesant Street 2 Bedroom With Gas Heat & Water $425/$475 Per Person

Downtown Apartment Parking Spots Call For Information

304-322-0046 SIMA LLC, 1BB CREEK VIEW $700+UTIL 2BR Creek View $900-1050+util. 304-292-5232.

425 + Util 395 + Util 375 + Util


SIX BEDROOM near all campuses. D/W, w/d, central air, offtreet parking. $400/each. Available May 2011. NO PETS 304-692-6549

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VERY NICE SPACIOUS 3-4/BR HOUSE. Walk to campus. NO PETS. W/D. $1000/mo. + Utilities. 304-290-5498. WHARF DISTRICT- 3BR, 2BR & 3BR HOUSES for rent. $350/person/month, includes gas,elec,water. W/D, off-street parking, large houses, big kitchens; 10min walk to campus. Avail. June 1st. Howard Hanna Premier Properties by Barbara Alexander, Owner/Broker, Independently Owned and Operated. 304-594-0115.

ROOMMATES 1-3 ROOMMATES, MALE, 4BR, 4BATH apt. Evansdale, $425/month, WD/DW, AC, Furn kitchen/living room. Parking. 1yr lease. Available May 15. 304-482-7919. FURNISHED APT AVAILABLE $400/month utilities included, free parking, 2BR/ 1Bth Westover 386-931-8197 JUST LISTED! MALE OR FEMALE roommate for brand-new apt. Close to downtown. Next to Arnold Hall. WD, DW, AC, parking. NO PETS. $420/mo. includes utilities. Lease/dep. 304-296-8491. 304-288-1572.

2BR/1BA NEAR MED AND LAW SCHOOL $800/month plus electric. No pets. Available May 15th - Aug 8th. Call (304) 904-0115 DISTRICT- SUBLET FOR SUMMER- 3BR available $435/month/BR. All utilities included. Available in May. 304-881-3664. SUBLEASE MAY-AUG. DISTRICT 1/BR of 4/BR. All utilities included. Fully furnished. $435/month. 304-904-1414




CHEAT LAKE HOUSE. CURRENTLY leased. Boat dock available NOW! 2BR/1BA. NEW central air and heat. 3 decks with water view. For information and directions call Jim at 304-906-5328.

2/BR, 2/BA. $650/MO PLUS UTILITIES NO PETS. WD. Partially furnished. 5/min walk downtown. Lease/deposit. Available August 1, 2011. 304-290-1332. $2000/MO UTILITIES INCLUDED. 756 Willey St. 304-290-7368 or 304-377-1570. 4BR HOUSE utilities included, W/D, paved offstreet parking, close to campus. Contact Ben 304-826-6000 AUG-MAY LEASE ON 2/BR. AS LOW AS $400/person plus utilities. Call 304-598-7368. No pets.

UNFURNISHED HOUSES 2/BR. 1/BA. WD/DW, MICROWAVE, FULL BASEMENT. 5/MINUTE WALK downtown. $900/mo +utilities. Lease/deposit. Off-street parking. NO PETS. Available July 1st. 304-290-1332.

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Two Blocks to Campus & High St. 1-2-3-Bedroom Apartments Off Street Parking Laundry Facilities Nice Apartments for Nice Price

The Daily Athenaeum is now accepting applications for


TERRACE HEIGHTS APARTMENTS 1-2-3/bedroom deluxe furnished & unfurnished townhouse & garden apartments. Centrally located to university campuses. No Pets allowed. 304-292-8888.


in the


Great Downtown Location


Houses For Rent

MALE ROOMMATE NEEDED for nice 3BR on Price. 3-4 min. walk to downtown campus. Includes utilities w/d, d/w, airconditioner, off street parking, $420/mth 304-698-3454


525 Inc. 525 + Elec 350 + Elec 400 + Util 395 + Util


ROOMS FOR RENT FOR 2011/2012 school year. House 1.2 miles from downtown campus. $400p/m + utilities. Call 740-503-8590 or 740-503-6490

Evansdale (Per Person)


Downtown Apartments : Brand New 3 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath Townhomes : Granite Countertops : Stainless Steel Appliances : Central Air Conditioning : Garage : Club House, Exercise Room, Pool

1 Bd Lorentz Ave. 1 Bd First St. 2 Bd Spruce St. 3 Bd Firs St. 3 Bd Sharon Ave.


Available May 2011


Downtown (Per Person)

Mountain Line Bus Service Every 10 Minutes and Minutes From PRT

1 & 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Apartments Prices Starting at $485 Garages, W/D, Walk In Closets Sparkling Pool & Security


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Bus Service NO PETS Bon Vista &The Villas

Scott Properties , LLC

LARGE 3/BR APT. IN QUIET SOUTHPark. Rent/incl utilis. W/D. On bus line. Short walk to downtown PRT & main campus. 304-292-5714.

Now Leasing 2011

2 Min From Hospital & Downtown



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HABILITATION SPECIALIST POSITION Habilitation Specialist Positions for persons receiving Title XIX Waiver Services are available with the Coordinating Council for Independent Living in Harrison, Monongalia, Marion and Preston County areas. This is casual, part-time, non-benefitted positions. Often can be a very flexible schedule, working with one person on their home and in the community.Requirements include: High school diploma or GED, reliable and legal transportation. Prefer knowledge of and experience wit MR/DD population. Local travel required. Resume & two letters of reference should be sent to: Nicole Britt, Habilitation Services Supervisor, CCIL, 1097 Greenbag Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 by April 29,2011. EOE/M/F/V/D JERSEY SUBS - HIRING DAYTIME CASHIER 11-2p.m. Also cooks & drivers. All shifts. Experience preferred. Apply: 1756 Mileground. NEW CONCEPT RESTAURANT NOW hiring. All positions, experience required. Apply within or e-mail resume to

TECH COMPANY SEEKS P/T HELPDESK TECH. Open to all experience levels. Basic diagnostic skills req’d. Some networking and web experience a plus. Apply online at or email:

Call Center Now Hiring Success . Opportunity. Apply in Person or Call Today! 2208 Industrial Park Rd. Morgantown WV. 26501

Phone (304)296-9122 we are a EOE SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. The Health Sciences & Technology Academy (HSTA) is looking for WVU Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students to serve as Mentors for WV High School Students during our 2011 HSTA Summer Institute Program. 1, 2 and 3 week employment opportunities as well as paid training starting the week of July 5 thru July 30. For more information and an application see the HSTA Web site at or contact Wanda Stone at 293-1651, Room 3023

LOST & FOUND LOST DOG. RONNIE. SHEPHERD huskie. Black, white, tan. Brown Collar. 90-100lbs. Lost April 10th off University Ave. Please call 240-298-2847.



CASH PAID!! WE BUY CARS and trucks. Any make! Any model! Any condition! 282-2560

HELP WANTED !!BARTENDING. $300 A DAY potential. No experience necessary. Training available. Become a bartender. Age: 18 plus. 800-965-6520 Ext. 285 BATH FITTER PART-TIME MALL & SPECIAL EVENT REPRESENTATIVES looking for great personalities at area Malls & Trade shows! Explaining product information, answering general questions. Must be reliable, outgoing & energetic. Hourly rate + bonus opportunities + mileage. All area malls/events. Call Glenn at 304-276-5098 between 10am-5pm, M-F.

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3-4/BR NEAR SOUTH PARK. $1200/MO + utilities. Student housing. No Section 8 or pets. Off street parking. Lease and deposit required. WD/DW. 304-366-9744

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3/BR, 2/BA C/AC. W/D. GAS, HEAT, deck/yard. Near airport. NO PETS. $900/mo plus utilities. 304-291-6533. 304-290-0548. 304-288-2740.

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3BR, 2 BTH, $350per bedroom/mth & 1BR/EFF. 450/mth near hosp. plus utilites , lease, deposit no pets 304-594-1501 or 304-216-1355 3BR TOWN HOMES AVAILABLE. Convenient to all campuses. $400each +utilities. WD/DW. CAC. Off-street parking. Very nice. Lease/deposit. No Pets. Available May 2011. 304-692-6549. NEW TOWNHOMES- LEASE STARTING Available in May/August. Garage, Laundry, All Appliances included. $400/mo. per person. 304-494-2400 or 7 1 9 - 6 7 1 - 7 1 9 4

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The April 20 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper.