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Wednesday June 22, 2011
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Council hears public comments on shale by Charles Young City Editor
Members of the Morgantown community and representatives for the energy and health care industries discussed the two controversial ordinances which were being proposed by the Morgantown City Council during its regular meeting Tuesday. One of the proposed ordinances prohibited oil and natural gas drilling operations, which use horizontal drilling
and fracking to operate within the city limits or within one mile of the city limits until legislation is passed to regulate the process. The fracking process uses fluids pumped into a well deep underground to create fractures in the rock, allowing for Look for more Council updates on the extraction of natural gas. twitter.com/dailyathenaeum The other proposed ordinance would amend the current Health and Sanitation any public facility in MorganCode dealing with the regula- town illegal. tion of smoking. If the measure Prior to the meeting, around is enacted it makes smoking in 10 protestors carrying signs
gathered in front of city hall and expressed their displeasure with the possibility of drilling. “I think protecting the environment is the same as protecting the economy,” said Darion Flores, a Morgantown resident. “We shouldn’t rush into things we don’t fully understand. The gas will still be there, but it must be removed responsibly.” During the meeting, Mayor Bill Byrnes and members of the Council listened to residents, business owners and indus-
try representatives share their opinions, concerns and questions on the two issues. WVU professors, concerned citizens, bar owners and medical professors all shared their opinions of the possibility of a city-wide smoking ban. Public opinion on the issue was divided in supporting and condemning the ban, with advocates on both sides speaking passionately. Those who spoke raised a number of concerns about both the health and economic
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Madison Boggess, left, and Rico Soler, right, enjoy the first official day of summer by taking their dog, Oliver, out to play along the Rail Trail.
Summer Solstice marked first official day of the season, a daytime break from rain City Editor
Although most Morgantown residents will agree summer weather has been upon us for several weeks now, Tuesday marked the official beginning of summer. At 1:16 p.m. Tuesday the summer solstice, the time each year when the earth receives the most direct sunlight, occurred. During the exact moment of the solstice, the earth is tilted more directly towards the sun than it will be all year. The solstice marks not only the astrological beginning of the summer season, but also the longest day of the year. Students of West Virginia University and members of the community who were out enjoying the day were rewarded with a seasonally warm 87-degree day, said a representative from the
National Weather Service. The sun rose at 5:52 a.m. and set at 8:50 p.m. There was a 60 percent chance of precipitation. Although overcast clouds threatened to spoil the day, no rain fell until about 10 p.m. when strong thunderstorms moved through Monongalia county, producing rain, hail and gusts up to 40 mph, according to the NWS. To celebrate the beginning of the summer season, city residents took to the parks and the streets to participate in a variety of outdoor activities including bicycling, roller-blading and dog walking. James Melloy, who was biking on High Street, said he enjoyed Morgantown summers because of the decreased amount of traffic. “With a lot of the students
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Nicolas Zegre, assistant professor of Forest Hydrology in the Division of Forestry and Natural Resources at West Virginia University, has received a national award to study the effects of flooding in southern West Virginia. The 2011 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award has been given to Zegre by Oak Ridge Associated Universities to fund a series of tests on a watershed in the southern coal river basin of West Virginia. ORAU provides researchers with awards to aid in conducting successful research to provide a better understanding of
frequently flooded areas. Zegre’s research intends to provide insight into why regions in southern West Virginia frequently flood. The National Research Center for Coal and Energy paired with the WVU Office of Research and Economic Development to match the funds distributed by ORAU, doubling the total award provided to aid Zegre’s research. “It’s very exciting about his story with his flooding research, and that he is an alumnus from WVU,” said Trina Wafle, associate director of NRCCE. “He carries his passion into his personal life as well. A terrific educator and a terrific person.” The results of the flooding
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Madison Boggess plays with her puppy, Oliver, beside the Monongahela River near the Rail Trail.
research will help understand the mechanisms involved in flood generations. “These landscapes have always been flooding, but we’re trying to understand if we’ve exacerbated the problem through our interactions,” Zegre said. The research is being conducted in a small watershed, a line that separates drainage basins that are next to each other, usually occurring in mountainous regions. “By using what are called stable isotopes and measuring the stable isotopes of oxygen and hydrogen in the rainwater, and then measuring the isotopes in the stream water, we can understand the timing and concentration of
the rainfall to create a flood response,” Zegre said. By tracking the isotopes through the hydrologic cycle, the research in a sense “fingerprints” the rainfall. Each rainfall has a unique hydrologic signature. By characterizing the isotopic signature of a particular rain event, researchers can understand how long it takes rainwater to move through the watershed. “It’s interesting because it really hasn’t been applied to these watersheds. It has only been used in very controlled experiments,” Zegre said. Initially, the study was
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From Thursday, June 16 to Sunday June 19, a group of 20 cyclists peddled over 250 miles to help raise money for young 4-H campers. The event this year marked the eighth for the 250-mile bicycle fund-raiser ride. The cyclists traveled a new challenging route, crossing through eight counties. They started from the southern part of West Virginia and headed north over the course of four days. “There are many great elements to this bike ride. Our WVU Extension 4-H program, which is in every county in West Virginia, has a strong emphasis on health and healthy lifestyles,” said Ann Berry, associate director of West Virginia University Extension Service. The WVU Extension Service sponsors 4-H, which is a statewide youth development initiative involving young people in community service, technology education, entrepreneurship and career experiences. 4-H reaches one in four youths in West Virginia. “The main goal for this ride is to raise money for scholarships for the 4-H campers that come to state camp at Jackson’s Mill,” said James Grangham, head coordinator of the ride.
Each cyclist committed to raising at least $500 in pledges. Some of the money raised goes to other 4-H programs, in addition to the money donated to scholarships. “Those of us not riding can pledge support to West Virginia youth, since all of the funds for the bike ride go toward scholarships to 4-H camps,” Berry said. The ride began at the Mercer County 4-H Camp in Princeton, W.Va. and concluded at WVU Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp, where riders were greeted by 4-H campers and supporters. “I have been in 4-H all of my life and a volunteer for about 10 years now,” Grangham said. “This ride allows a lot of the people, including me, to still be involved in 4-H and involved with athletic skills or hobbies while still promoting 4-H.” Many of the people on the ride are in the same situation as Grangham. The dedicated cyclists are parents of 4-H members or have been involved in the 4-H program for years. “This is a nice, visible way we can continue to promote 4-H and continue to be involved in the organization,” Grangham said. The 250-mile bike ride is spread out over 4 days. They
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‘The Final’ debuts memories of 2011 grads
Professor to study flooding in southern W.Va. By Amy Rogers
Cyclists ride 250 miles for 4-H youth
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aspects of the measure Also, residents, lawyers, energy industry officials and activists all spoke about the proposed limitation of drilling operations. Both the environmental and economic impacts of operations that use fracking were discussed. More information on the voting of the second reading and adoption of both ordinances was not available by press time.
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ON THE INSIDE Former WVU shortstop Grant Buckner was recently drafted by the Chicago White Sox. SPORTS PAGE 5
A few months ago, as finals came to a close, “The Final” invited the 2011 senior graduating class to participate and share memories, experiences and advice of their time at West Virginia University. “The Final” collected students’ memories through Twitter, Facebook, foursquare and a series of questions relating to the WVU experience. After graduation, the results were compiled and a video was debuted June 14. The video serves as a collage of digital memories brought together by the connectivity of social networking. “This really was an experiment in creating a social media conversation between WVU and new grads,” said project head Oliver Napier. By inviting students to include their own personal memories, the use of social media had a variety and individuality in the ultimate product, he said. Comprised of appreciation for helpful professors, the mostmissed hangout spots and all the little pieces of Morgantown and WVU the graduating class will never forget, “The Final”
video is a snapshot of the WVU experience over the seniors’ last four years. “We developed the questions, but the content and responses were something that had to come from the students, and was something that we couldn’t control,” Napier said. “The whole point of the project was to show that every student has a unique story and should have the opportunity to tell it his or her way. The sum of those experiences came together beautifully in the final piece.” Napier said “The Final” also aimed to examine the creative power of an individual’s story. Students who may have had seemingly nothing in common aside from their graduation year have contributed their thoughts, strengthening others’ and unifying the class of 2011 through both their common ground and unique standpoints. From walking to class, to football games and to not quite wanting to leave yet. “The Final” was meant to show grads just how close four years at WVU can bring
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A BRIGHT FUTURE New West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen is excited for what the future holds in Morgantown. SPORTS PAGE 3
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rode for 90 miles the first day, 40 miles the second and third days and the last day finished up with 60 miles. In addition to the distance, the cyclists rode over mountainous terrains, as well as being exposed to the weather over the four days. Despite the obstacles the riders looked forward to the challenges ahead.
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students through common experience. “As a graduating senior myself, as well as someone who got to see it being put together, I found myself getting emotional
“For many, they like the challenges,” Grangham said. “Some have seen us ride in the past and gotten excited, and they wanted to get involved with the ride in the future. Many from that ride comes back year after year.” This ride also allows the cyclists to help educate the campers waiting at Jackson’s Mill about the importance of health, one of the organization’s four H’s. After the cyclists arrived, they spent time with the
campers and were able to emphasize the importance of physical exercise and healthy behaviors. Alec James, a sophomore exercise physiology major at WVU, participated in the ride for his second consecutive year. “Going through the mountains, you accomplish things that you never thought you could accomplish before,” he said.
watching it when it was finally done,” said Mel Moraes, graduate student and spokesperson for “The Final.” Although the project is now complete, Moraes said this isn’t the last step. “The Final” is meant to encourage students to take advantage of the digital world and
stay in contact not just with the school, but also with each other. “I had a feeling of what it would be like, but I was blown away by the actual finished project and the response from the students,” Moraes said.
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Continued from page 1 gone, there are fewer cars on the road, and it’s more enjoyable to ride around,” he said. Ellen Bates, who spent the afternoon at the Morgantown Dog Park playing with her dog, said although she enjoyed Morgantown all year, summer was her favorite season. “Summer is such a great time to get out and enjoy the town. There’s a lot to do, and it’s a beautiful day.”
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Wednesday June 22, 2011
Obama to juggle troop cuts, war team WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s longawaited decision on how many troops to bring home from Afghanistan this summer is overshadowing an impending change of arguably equal importance to the course of the war: the departure from Washington and Kabul of senior U.S. leaders with years of experience in managing the conflict. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who has presided over the Afghanistan and Iraq wars for 4½ years, is retiring next week. The top two American generals in Kabul – David Petraeus and David Rodriguez – are due to leave for new assignments as early as July. Also departing in July is retired Army Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry, the U.S. ambassador in Kabul who in 2006-07 served as the top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. They will be replaced by men with military and national security resumes but less direct experience in Afghanistan. This changing of the guard is not intended to steer the administration’s Afghan war policy in a new direction. Yet a fresh set of eyes and ears
could lead to new advice to the White House on how to wind down 10 years of conflict in the country that provided haven to al-Qaida prior to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It coincides with Obama’s decision, to be announced Wednesday, on how to fulfill his promise to begin a withdrawal of U.S. forces in July. He made that pledge in December 2009 when he announced he was ordering an extra 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan in an effort to reverse the momentum of the Taliban insurgency. A senior U.S. official said Obama is expected to withdraw roughly 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan this year, with about 5,000 forces leaving this summer and an additional 5,000 Americans coming home by the end of the year. Obama could also announce a timetable for recalling the 20,000 other troops he ordered to Afghanistan as part of his December 2009 decision to send reinforcements to reverse the Taliban’s battlefield momentum. The goal remains to turn over Afghan security responsibility to the Afghans by the end of 2014. Between now and that
target date, all U.S. and other foreign troops are to be out of the country. Gates said during a visit to Afghanistan earlier this month that it’s too soon to adjust strategy, even taking into account the impact of the May 2 killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Gates also has cautioned against a rapid drawdown of U.S. forces. He has argued that more time is needed to pound the Taliban to the point where its leaders will feel compelled to engage in serious peace talks. On the other hand, the administration knows the U.S. public is weary of war – its human and financial costs. So spelling out a significant withdrawal plan could provide Obama with a political boost heading into the 2012 elections. Leon Panetta, the CIA director who is expected to win Senate confirmation Tuesday to succeed Gates as Pentagon chief on July 1, has not been expansive in public about his views on Afghanistan. Panetta is to be replaced as head of the spy agency by Petraeus, who will retire from the Army to take that job if confirmed by the Senate.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In the most significant change to U.S. cigarette packs in 25 years, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday released nine new warning labels that depict in graphic detail the negative health effects of tobacco use. Among the images to appear on cigarette packs are rotting and diseased teeth and gums and a man with a tracheotomy smoking. Also included among the labels are: the corpse of a smoker, diseased lungs, and a mother holding her baby with smoke swirling around them. They include phrases like “Smoking can kill you” and “Cigarettes cause cancer” and feature graphic images to convey the dangers of tobacco, which is responsible for about 443,000 deaths in the U.S. a year. Each label includes a national quit smoking hotline number.
The labels will take up the top half – both front and back – of a pack of cigarette packs. Warning labels also must appear in advertisements and constitute 20 percent of an ad. Cigarette makers have until the fall of 2012 to comply. Mandates to introduce new graphic warning labels were part of a law passed in 2009 that, for the first time, gave the federal government authority to regulate tobacco, including setting guidelines for marketing and labeling, banning certain products and limiting nicotine. The announcement follows reviews of scientific literature, public comments and results from an FDA-contracted study of 36 labels proposed last November. In recent years, more than 30 countries or jurisdictions have introduced labels similar to those being introduced by the FDA. The U.S. first man-
dated the use of warning labels stating “Cigarettes may be hazardous to your health” in 1965. Current warning labels – a small box with black and white text – were put on cigarette packs in the mid-1980s. The FDA says the new labels will “clearly and effectively convey the health risks of smoking” aimed at encouraging current smokers to quit and discourage nonsmokers and youth from starting to use cigarettes. “These labels are frank, honest and powerful depictions of the health risks of smoking,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement. American Cancer Society CEO John R. Seffrin applauded the new labels in a statement, saying they have the potential to “encourage adults to give up their deadly addiction to cigarettes and deter children from starting in the first place.”
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Holgorsen will lead WVU to great success As recently as 2006 the West Virginia football team ranked fifth in the nation in total offense. In 2010, the Mountaineers were No. 58. Since Rich Rodriguez left WVU in 2007 the Mountaineer offense has been on a steady decline. The program as a whole has been stagnant under former head coach Bill Stewart, whose more balanced offensive attack has left Mountaineer fans irritated, confused and generally dissatisfied. With new head coach Dana Holgorsen, WVU fans can expect to regain the excitement, enthusiasm and satisfaction they once enjoyed. In 2005, his first season as offensive coordinator at Texas Tech, Holgorsen’s unit ranked fourth in the nation in total offense. Between 2005 and 2007 the Red Raiders never dipped below eighth in the country in offense and were ranked as high as third. In 2008, when Holgorsen was hired to the same position at Houston, he used to the opportunity to lead the Cougars to a share of the ConferenceUSA Championship in just one season. In the two years he was at Houston, Holgorsen’s offense ranked third and first in the nation, respectively. The year before Holgorsen arrived at Oklahoma State, the Cowboys’ offense ranked No. 61 in the nation. Under his direction, the OSU offense was resurrected, finishing sixth in the country last year. Holgorsen has proved his offensive system works. His teams are known for their aerial assaults that leave the opposing secondary gassed and defensive coordinators scratching their heads. And he’ll have the weapons to do that in 2011 with West Virginia. Receivers Tavon Austin, Brad Starks and Stedman
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NO LOOKING BACK Holgorsen excited for what future holds at West Virginia by michael carvelli sports editor
When Dana Holgorsen was named the 33rd head coach of the West Virginia football team almost two weeks ago, it wasn’t just a promotion. It was a childhood dream finally coming to fruition. While fishing with some friends on the New River, the newest head coach took some time to think about all the changes that have taken place over the course of the last couple of weeks, including that dream finally coming true. “It was very calm. There’s no houses, there’s no traffic, there’s no motorboats – none of that stuff,” Holgorsen said. “There’s a lot of peaceful time, and I could just reflect on what’s going on and understand the situation that changed last Friday.” But, while a lot of people would use a time like that to look back on the journey that led them to where they are, Holgorsen decided to start looking
Dana Holgorsen, right, answers questions after being introduced as West Virginia’s head football coach. toward the future instead. “I don’t look back at the past,” Holgorsen said. “It’s all about what’s ahead. You use (the past) as a resource, but you don’t use it to sit there and think that you made it or any of
that stuff. “A lot of the reflecting was, there’s a lot to do in a short time ... How are we going to do everything that we got to do to get these kids in position to win games in September?”
Sure, things will be different now for Holgorsen. He’ll still be in charge of the Mountaineer offense like he was supposed to before Bill Stewart’s resignation. But, now he has to do all the things he saw coaches like
Mike Leach and Kevin Sumlin, who he worked with prior to coming to WVU, do to lead an entire program. “I worked with some good people that are very dear friends of mine,” Holgorsen said. “You take specific things from everybody you work with, but six months ago when I sat here, I knew what was ahead of me, and I felt very good about it because of having a tremendous amount of trust in (Athletic Director Oliver Luck) and (WVU president James Clements). “We just expedited the process, and I gathered my thoughts and hit the ground running.” One of the first things Holgorsen will need to do as a head coach is gain a better relationship with the players who will be on the defensive side of the ball. Obviously, that relationship has already been built with the
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WVU offense could have big game against Bowling Green by nick arthur
In 2008, the Falcons marched into Heinz Field and upset a Pittsburgh team that When October rolls around was ranked No. 25 at the time. This year’s Bowling Green in college football, it is a time when some teams seem to sep- squad is coming off a disaparate themselves from others. pointing 2-10 season, but will Assuming all goes as planned in September, West Virginia will look to do just that against the Bowling Green Falcons out of the Mid-American Conference on the first Saturday in October. The game will be the Mountaineers’ last non-conference game before beginning Big East Conference play the following week. It will be essential for the Mountaineers to fully prepare for Bowling Green, especially after what should be an emotional game against an LSU team that could be ranked in the top five in the country. Matt Sunday/The Daily Athenaeum And Bowling Green is no West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith will lead the Mountaineer offense against a stranger to shocking Big East Bowling Green team that gave up 33 points per game in 2010. teams in non-conference play.
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Wednesday June 22, 2011
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Construction season: A blessing in disguise Roadwork during the summer can definitely slow down the traveler and further congest traffic. In a Morgantown summer, the same applies but appears to be magnified around high travel times in the mornings and evenings. For those West Virginia University students staying in Morgantown over the summer, the downtown construction may be effecting them the same as during a school year – making them late for work, late to those long summer classes or getting stuck during rush hour. University Avenue is currently undergoing a summer-long project by the West Virginia Department of Highways, to widen the road and add another through lane from Fayette Street heading out of Morgantown on University Avenue. Sidewalks and curbs are also to be replaced as part of the first phase of the roadwork. The project has hit a speed bump because utility poles have impeded the American Disabilities Act – wheelchairs cannot be accessed on the smaller sidewalks due to the poles. Workers have begun working 24 hours to help maintain the August finishing goal. Today University Avenue and Westover Road will experience traffic delays due to road paving, according to a DOH press release. Plan ahead and make an alternate route to and from work and avoid the area, DOH said the delays will begin around 6 a.m. and conclude at 6 p.m. When WVU classes resume for the fall semester, these roads will be all the more congested, but there will be one key element missing besides the two feet, the construction. Roadwork of this scale is
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Construction workers lay foundation for a new sidewalk along Beechhurst near the Westover Bridge. a large undertaking and is meant to help the road handle the traffic through the city. Many have heard the term “construction season” replaced by summer, as it seems the U.S. turns orange in cones, slower in speed limits and rerouted with detours. Summer is the best time of year to do serious road projects like the University Ave. construction. Especially as the changes are meant to alleviate the massive volume of traffic that passes through the road every day. The construction on University Ave. has been starting early in the morning and wraps up after dark – usually with the most difficult or the most traffic blocking tasks for when less people are on the roads. Although you may tire of
the “beeping” of construction equipment and one lane travel, it will all be paying off once more than 15,000 students are back on campus for school. Summer roadwork is also imperative for safety and more convenient for construction workers. In winter, snow and other added weather elements make it harder for equipment and workers to reach the site, let alone work on the road. Potholes appear in the Morgantown winter and spring due to fluctuations in temperature above and below the freezing mark. Although extreme potholes are filled in when needed during the winter and other seasons, the summer is a chance to fill them or resurface as temperatures fluctuate less.
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Debunking myths of America’s health care system Brandon Muncy columnist
In an era where health care prices are outpacing inflation, the implementation of serious, radical and permanent changes in American health policy is essential. At this point, health care is the topic about which I have written the most. There are few other industries as important as health care, as it has literally everything to do with human livelihood and well-being. To even the most casual observer, serious problems permeate through the industry as a whole. Most people blame high health care prices on the greedy, capitalist system they perceive is present in America and compare it to the much more progressive systems of Europe and Canada as prime examples. To many Americans, the United States is simply behind the curve. If you’re in this group of
Americans, who typically prescribe more government for an ailing industry, you’ve misdiagnosed the disease. Snarky puns aside, it truly isn’t the free market system which makes the health care industry so pricey. The American health care industry, by many measures, is even more controlled by the government than the European and Canadian counterparts so commonly pointed to as perfect examples, and statistical trends back this information up. As government spending has increased in health care, so too has health care prices. In the early 90s the Hoover Institute of Stanford University published an essay by Milton Friedman estimated that only 10 percent of hospitals were actually private and for-profit enterprises. The level of regulations, bureaucracy, mandates and spending present in the American system exceeds those of other countries. Most of these governmental interventions raise prices much higher than they otherwise would be in the
market. Competition-murdering regulations such as “Certificate of Need” regulations act as barriers of entry for prospective hospitals. These regulations, called certificate of notice regulations permit regional monopolies by hospitals by giving those hospitals the authority to determine whether the area in question is in “need” of another hospital. Price control regulations have been the answer for many socialized-care nations. These regulations will always result in unintended consequences, however. Price controls always have a negative impact on an economy. Set the price too low, and you have a shortage; set it too high, and you have a surplus. The best way to allocate resources is to allow consumers to tell businesses what, where and when they want goods and this occurs through a natural market process called prices. Regulations extend to the realm of medicine. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) delays life saving drugs from entering the market for
years on end at virtually no cost to themselves. In the name of public safety, these drugs are kept from entering the market and getting into the hands of needy consumers. Studies have suggested that the number of lives lost while extensive clinical tests are being undertaken and evaluated far outweighs the number of lives that would have been lost from taking harmful medicines not having been delayed through by the same process. Furthermore, intellectual property laws have essentially allowed a conglomerate of pharmaceutical companies to monopolize the industry while giving zero economic benefit for either consumers or producers; only the select few lucky enough to obtain patents on the medications. Bureaucracies are the exact antithesis of efficiency. Threatened with defunding and budgetary losses, these departments must spend their entire annual budget, prompting further investment by the government and higher taxes for the average citizenry.
Mandates lobbied by companies who provide hair plug implants and massage therapy to be covered, by law, by health insurance companies are ever -present. Rhode Island has at least 70 such mandates, Minnesota has at least 68. Mandates such as these spark overspending in the health care industry and are compounded by federal interventions which incentivize employer-based care through subsidy programs. Obamacare adds to the problem significantly. The worst part is, these mandates don’t even make the individuals more healthy. According to the RAND Health Insurance experiment, a social experiment started in 1971 by the Department of Health and Human Services that gave differing levels of health insurance coverage determined that while spending on health increased as the level of coverage increased, health status and outcomes did not improve. It concluded that having a higher number of benefits would not improve consumer health on average and further
debunked the myth that consumers can’t be prudent when it comes to choosing medical goods and services. As I’ve shown, there are many myths about the American health care system that need debunking. A few that I’ve talked about are the level of perceived freedom in the American health care and health insurance industries, the effects some of the regulations, bureaucracies and mandates have on the industry, monopolies created by intellectual property laws and the FDA’s effect on medicine prices. America needs to make health care affordable and the only legitimate way of going about that is abolishing the institutions that make health care so unaffordable to begin with. A free market in health care is not one which takes advantage of the infirm but rather one that enables them.
let alone two? A Mediterranean cafe? More Japanese steakhouses than they can count? Morgantown is quite fortunate to have a wide variety of ethnic cuisines to choose from, due in large part to the diversity caused by the presence of West Virginia University. Eating at some of these unique restaurants is not only an opportunity to enjoy some delicious food, but it is also a chance to educate oneself about other cultures. If you like tangy and salty flavors, there are many Asian restaurants in town. We’ve all had Chinese takeout before, but there is much more available to residents and students. Places like Lavender Café and
Eastern Walk serve many different Asian dishes from several countries while Yama dishes out authentic Japanese food daily. Peking House serves up traditional Chinese favorites. Most unusually, Morgantown is home to two Indian restaurants. For those who like spicy food, try Indian cuisine. In addition to traditional sauces and high-quality meats, Saffron and Mother India in Morgantown offer a distinctly Indian atmosphere, complete with music and Indian artwork. Indian restaurants are becoming more popular, but plenty of areas have yet to have an Indian establishment. The community of Morgantown should appreciate how for-
tunate it is to have diverse culinary options, especially two Indian restaurant locations. These are just two examples of the many varieties of ethnic food to explore in Morgantown. Mediterranean cuisine debuted to the WVU student population by the opening of Taziki’s in the Mountainlair. The cafe offers lunch-style favorites from the Mediterranean Sea. Next time you stop in the Mountainlair, instead of eating the usual Burger King, Chickfil-A, Sbarro or Quizno’s, try something from Taziki’s menu to broaden your food repertoire. Whether you are a connoisseur of fine foreign foods or a relative newcomer to the food of the outside world, there are many other options to choose
from. At most of these restaurants it is possible to get a feel for the country where the recipes are from, be it through the décor or the owners and staff. It’s nice to be immersed in a culture while you’re eating the food. All of the restaurants in town do a nice job of creating an ambience suited to this purpose. Just as fast food chains have the radio playing, it is equally suitable for places to have music from their related countries. I always look forward to hearing a sitar when I sit down at an Indian place and a Mariachi band on the loudspeakers at a Mexican establishment and I am rarely disappointed. Diversity is all around
Morgantown. As a University city, we are in a melting pot comparable to national diversity. Food is one way of embracing our differences and can offer a stepping stone to meet and appreciate new people. Instead of just asking for your General Tso’s chicken next time you forget to cook dinner, strike up a conversation with someone behind the counter and see what is their favorite dish. We don’t just have good food in Morgantown – we have good people making that food. So while you’re enjoying eating what another culture has to offer, think about those people who made it possible. That is, if you can take your mind off of your chow.
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First, let me say that I love food. Cooking it, smelling it, talking about it and (of course) eating it. I love to make all sorts of creations when I’m at home but most of the time they end up being inedible. Thankfully, I live in a town where I can throw up my hands, put out any cooking fires I’ve started and drive any direction towards a surprisingly diverse range of cuisines. How many towns can say that they have one Indian restaurant,
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Buckner drafted in 26th round by White Sox by brad joyal sports writer
Former Duke point guard Kyrie Irving is one of the players the Cleveland Cavaliers are considering taking with the first overall pick in the NBA draft.
Cavs mulling draft decisions CLEVELAND (AP) — They’re done measuring, timing and talking to prospective draft picks. It’s time for the Cleveland Cavaliers to choose a few. Empowered with the Nos. 1 and 4 picks in Thursday’s NBA draft, the Cavs will spend the next 48 hours deciding who to add to their roster. While all signs indicate they will select Duke point guard Kyrie Irving first overall, the Cavs have not yet made any final decisions. They’ll spend Tuesday and Wednesday setting their board and debating their many options, which could include a trade – or two. The Cavs also have two second-round picks (Nos. 32 and 54) and a $14.5 million trade exception, assets they may package with players or owner Dan Gilbert’s cash to make deals. On Monday, the team held its last round of workouts by hosting Arizona forward Derrick Williams, Turkish center Enes Kanter and Kentucky guard Brandon Knight at their suburban training facility. Williams and Kanter were in for their second visits, and the pair also met with Gilbert and some of his kids, adding another layer of mystery to the team’s true intentions. The Cavs have treated this draft with air-tight security, throwing up an impenetrable defense around their plans. Other than a few random tweets on his Twitter account, Gilbert has been out of sight; general manager Chris Grant has made no public comments in weeks and the club closed player workouts to the media. Nearly one year after LeBron James stripped them of their identity, the Cavs have all the power – and they’re using it. But this draft has spawned optimism and is giving the Cavaliers a chance to accelerate their postLeBron recovery. As the first team with two picks in the top four since Houston in 1983, Cleveland is confident it will come away climbing a few rungs up the lad-
der back to contention. Timberwolves introduce Ricky Rubio MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ricky Rubio admits there were some doubts when he was initially drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Now that he is finally in the United States and committed to playing for the team, he says he feels comfortable in Minnesota and he’s ready to start his NBA dream. The Timberwolves held an introductory press conference Tuesday for the 20-year-old Spanish point guard who kept them waiting for two years. The Wolves drafted him fifth overall in 2009, but a large buyout kept Rubio from coming over sooner.
The hard work Grant Buckner displayed each game for four seasons at West Virginia has finally paid off. The Elkview, W.Va., native was selected in the 26th round of the Major League Baseball’s first year player draft by the Chicago White Sox. Buckner’s career at West Virginia was capped off by a stellar senior season, batting .437 in Big East conference play to garner the league batting title. For four years he showcased his talents, and in the end his childhood dream of one day playing professional baseball came true. “Words truly cannot describe how I felt when I saw my name on the draft list,” Buckner said.
“Getting drafted is all I ever wanted since I was old enough to pick up a ball. It’s a dream come true.” Following his junior season. Buckner had hopes that his hard work would be enough to get selected in the 2010 MLB draft. It didn’t happen though, and Buckner had to deal with the realization that he had more work to do to achieve his dream of making it to the professional level. “After not being drafted as a junior, to be honest, I was very upset for several months,” Buckner said. “When you expect to get drafted and then you find out that you’re not, it’s very crushing.” While Buckner had hoped to elevate his playing to the next level after his junior season, he soon realized returning to WVU
“I would love to be remembered as a guy who worked his tail off every single day, and as someone who was a phenomenal teammate,” Buckner said. Buckner will join the Bristol Sox of the White Sox farm system. While the former Mountaineer showed he is capable of playing multiple positions at WVU, he said the White Sox have been working him out at third and first base. For the West Virginia resident who once dreamed of playing for the Atlanta Braves as a young boy, he has proven that with the hard work he constantly displays, coupled with the talent he possesses, baseball will continue to provide him with memories that will last a lifetime.
for his senior season would give him the opportunity to progress in many facets of life. “I was determined to have a great year on the field and to get another chance at the MLB draft,” Buckner said. “I was able to get my degree and graduate this past May, so coming back to West Virginia turned out to be a great situation.” His legacy at WVU will never be forgotten, mainly because of his incredible production at the plate. He ranks sixth all-time in hits (232), ninth in at-bats (672), eighth in RBIs (149), fourth in doubles (58), seventh in extrabase hits (81) and ninth in multihit games (64). But, interestingly enough, the former Mountaineer hopes to have imprinted memories not of what he did at the plate, but the type of player he was.
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HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year, your ability to visualize and create pinnacles. You can see and imagine things, objects and situations that to many people are not even conceivable. As a result of this trait, if you are a writer, painter or artist of any type, you could create a major piece of work. If you are single, you might be drawn to someone who is emotionally unavailable. In the long run, this situation could cause a problem. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from frequent downtime together. If you indulge in more private time, you could act like new lovers. PISCES draws you in close. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHH You might want to understand more of what motivates you. What you see as a possibility, though not verbalized, probably needs to be jumped on. Recognize that somehow you might need to acknowledge an idea in order to make it work. Tonight: Get some extra R and R. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHHH A meeting could prove to be instrumental and moves your mind in a new direction. You might wonder what is best to do under the circumstances. If you open up, you’ll see the power of brainstorming. Why not? Tonight: Brainstorm away till the wee hours. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH A statement goes far, but there is an intrinsic rebellion within you. The issue is determining the best way to handle this situation. You could be over-
whelmed by everything that you are hearing. Let go of rebellion; let in selfdiscipline. Tonight: Work as late as need be.
tive, gut level. As logical as you might seem, you don’t always make your decisions from that point. Tonight: Go with the moment.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHHH A situation invites you to stretch beyond your comfort level. Knowing how to break past self-imposed rigidity might be more important than you realize. You come from a more grounded position than you are aware of. Tonight: Relax ... choose a fun mental diversion.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH Deal with a partner directly. You might be prone to calling it a day early, as other matters seem to float into your mind from out of nowhere. Deal with an issue that might be running your mind, if not your life. Tonight: Out and about -- invite a key person.
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Work directly with a partner or associate whom you find unusually inspiring. Be aware of the demands around you to take a more active role. Tonight: Allow someone else to make the first move.
CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH You might assume that there is another way or approach that might be better. Listen to what a partner or several people share. Your questions help you explore your options more openly. You might wonder which way to go. Tonight: Hanging out.
VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH Recognize that the smart move is often to let someone have his or her way. Finding agreement could be difficult, and you tumble back and forth as far as finding a resolution. Simply back off. Tonight: Go with a dinner invitation. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH The only answer is “yes.” Be willing to take on a situation that could be difficult. Use your intuitive skills and innate leadership, and move forward. A boss will tune in to your ideas as much as you tune in to his or hers. Tonight: Manifesting an idea will take time. Expect to work late. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHHH Your playfulness might be intriguing, but what really sets others back is your ability to move on a very strong, intui-
AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHH Your nurturing approach draws many people in. How you deal with a situation could change radically if you remain open and coherent. Communicate your bottom line in a manner in which it can be handled. Tonight: Relax with the moment. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH Your playfulness takes you to a new level and helps a child or new friend relax. Don’t hesitate to explore a newfound creativity. You have always been imaginative, but of late, that gift has skyrocketed. Tonight: Just make it fun. BORN TODAY Country singer Kris Kristofferson (1936), actress Meryl Streep (1949), singer Peter Asher (1944)
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Continued from page 3 inside linebacker Dwayne Woods. The junior Cincinnati, Ohio native ranked sixth in the country last season with 134 tackles as a sophomore, a mark that was also good for the most in the MAC. Even though they got a very good season from Woods, the Falcons defense struggled a lot at times last year. Bowling Green allowed just over 33 points per game, a number that could spell disaster with the expectations surrounding new head coach Dana Holgorsen and the Mountaineer offense next season. Offensively, Bowling Green quarterback Matt Schilz will return for his
Continued from page 3 offense since he has been here, but now he will have to get to know everyone in that same way. “That wasn’t my job prior to a week ago,” Holgorsen said of getting to know the defensive players. “I interacted with some, got a good relationship with some (before becoming head coach), but I’ve got to get to know them all. I’ve got to know who they are, what makes them tick, where they’re from and do a better job of that.” That extra involvement with the defense, especially in the early part of camp and the season, could mean having to spend more time away from his offense than he would if he
sophomore season. Schilz started 10 games last season and threw for 2,223 yards. Nearly half of those yards went to first all-MAC wide receiver Kamar Jorden. The rising senior led the conference with 96 catches for 1,109 yards and four trips to the end zone. With very little experience returning at running back for the Falcons, it is expected for Jorden to be the foundation of the Bowling Green offense. The Mountaineers will need to keep Jorden under control in order to keep the Falcon offense off of the field. There is very little history between West Virginia and Bowling Green. The most recent meeting between the two teams was in 1991. That year, the Mountaineers were led by former head coach Don Nehlen,
wasn’t the head coach yet. Also, he won’t have as much time to work and communicate with his offensive players one-on-one during games as he used to when he was the offensive coordinator. Luckily for Holgorsen, he feels he has an offensive staff that is more than capable of handling things if he’s not around. “I hired some really good coaches that can do what I did, which was turn around, look the guys in the eye. The game would be going on over here, and I’d be coaching my kids back this way,” Holgorsen said. “Having guys like Daron Roberts, Robert Gillespie and Bill Bedenbaugh on the sidelines to handle a lot of that stuff is going to make it a lot easier.” Another interesting challenge he is ready to take on
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West Virginia cornerback Keith Tandy will likely be in charge of covering Bowling Green’s all-MAC wide receiver, Kamar Jorden. who played quarterback for Bowling Green and began his head coaching career at his alma mater before landing at WVU.
will be making the tough calls on when to call a timeout and whether or not his team should go for it or send out the special teams on fourth down. It was something he always had some say in at his other jobs, but now he’ll know what it’s like to be in the shoes of the guy who has the full say of what they’re going to do. Even with all of the changes he’ll have to learn to deal with and everything that’s happened since his recent promotion, he’s ready to embrace whatever the future may bring. “There’s a little bit more on my plate, and people look at me a little bit different,” Holgorsen said. “But that’s all stuff that I’ve been preparing for. I’m completely comfortable with that.” email@example.com
Continued from page 3 Bailey provide a good combination of speed, size and strength to fill roles in the Holgorsen system. That, paired with the flashes quarterback Geno Smith showed this spring, give WVU the weapons it will need to return to dominance in the Big East. Holgorsen looks to put up as many points as possible in the shortest amount of time. Since 2007, Holgorsen’s offense has averaged at least 40 points per game. This type of offense is something new to the Big East, which historically is a runheavy conference. Look for the high-octane Holgorsen system to put up big numbers while driving defenses crazy en route to conference championships. Conference championships lead to BCS bowls, which highlights another strength of Holgorsen. As a coordinator, his teams have gone 5-1 in bowl games. Although Holgorsen has proved he has a system that can win football games, he has never run the whole show before. One of the most important duties of a head coach in college football is recruiting. Holgorsen brings a type energy and enthusiasm that is contagious. He also opens up an entire area of the country that WVU and other Big East programs have yet to really explore – the Midwest. Although only one recruit from that area, Texas native Paul Millard, has signed on with WVU, it’s inevitable Holgorsen will use his ties to the area for recruiting.
Holgorsen has proved he can groom a player and have them specifically tailored to his offense. For example, Justin Blackmon was the top receiver in the country last season for OSU under Holgorsen. Other players who achieved success under the tutelage of Holgorsen include wide receivers Wes Welker, Michael Crabtree and quarterback Graham Harrell. Holgorsen could be the per-
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Being named an all-American is one of the highest honors a student-athelete can earn. For Chelsea Carrier, the accolades just keep pouring in. Carrier, a Buckhannon, W.Va., native earned that distinction for the second year in a row. In the NCAA championships, Carrier finished third in the heptathalon with 5,761 points. “It really is a huge honor to be an all-American again,” she said. “But, I am a little disappointed that I didn’t finish first.” Not only is she dynamic on the track, but she has received several academic awards, including Big East Conference Academic All Star and the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. “All year long Chelsea has been awesome,” said West Virginia head coach Sean Cleary. “She’s been a leader for the team, and sets a great example for our younger runners. It’s kind of scary knowing she has another outdoor season left.” Carrier’s third-place finish is just the icing on the cake for one of the greatest seasons in WVU track history. In 2011, Carrier broke four school records in the indoor and outdoor seasons, and even broke her own records several times over the course of the season. Although Carrier’s finish was impressive by any standards, she still isn’t satisfied. “The two top runners redshirted this year, so I really wanted to make the best of that opportunity,” she said. “I may not have had my best performance at nationals, but I still finished in the top three. I am happy with how I finished, but not completely satisfied.” Carrier said she won’t be satisfied until she reaches her goal – finishing first at nationals. “Its great to see my hard work pay off,” she said. “I’ve been working toward this my entire life, through high school all the way to here, and I’m grateful to have another chance to bring home first place.”
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West Virginia’s Chelsea Carrier garnered all-American honors for the second year in a row at the NCAA championships.
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fect mentor for a program rich with collegiate success but isn’t exactly synonymous with professional success, which will make WVU more attractive for blue-chip recruits. One thing is for certain – the Mountaineers will be one of the most exciting teams to watch in 2011. With Holgorsen calling the shots, WVU is on the fast-track to success.
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‘Cats,’ a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is one of six plays to be put on by the West Virginia Public Theatrea this Summer. It will run from June 22 to 26.
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West Virginia Public Theatre kicks off its summer season with a meow, as “Cats” premieres this week. The first of six Broadway favorites, “Cats” will start at the Metropolitan Theatre tonight. “This is our 27th year,” said executive producer Ron Iannone, “and we’re excited, because 27 years ago we started out in a parking lot in a tent.”
To be associated with the Metropolitan allows a lot of potential for the expansion of West Virginia Public Theatre. According to Iannone, they hope to reach financial stability within the next five years. “So many smaller regional theatres close because they can’t compete with the bigger ones,” Iannone said. The theatre has a significant impact on Morgantown, in both a cultural and economic capacity.
Not only does it add to the conversation of Morgantown’s artistic community and bring credibility to a region not particularly well-known for its performing arts, but it also draws business to the town. Of course, the theatre would be nowhere without its patrons. This is why it is so important to introduce theatre to those who have not experienced it this musical season. This holds true for all audiences it. Iannone said he
feels it is important for everyone to experience “the magic, the miracle that is theatre.” The world-renowned musical “Cats” will run starting June 22 through 26, but there are plenty of other shows for theatre fans to catch coming up. “Honky Tonk Angels,” a musical about three women who are fed up with their lives and chase their dreams of country singing stardom, will run June 29 to July 3.
“Chicago,” the Broadway sensation that inspired the Oscar-winning movie, will run July 6 to 10. “Nunsense,” a musical about nuns who are forced to put on a variety show in order to pay for the funerals of their accidentally poisoned colleagues, will run July 13 to 17. “Oliver!,” a musical based on Dickens’s masterpiece, will run July 20 to 24th.” The theatre will close its season with “25th Annual Putnam County
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Israel: A Light unto the Nations Those who demonize Israel are either misinformed or malevolent If that proverbial man from Mars came to visit and read the world’s newspapers, especially those in the Arab and Muslim world, he would be convinced that Israel was the most evil nation in the world and the source of all of the world’s strife.
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — “Jackass” daredevil Ryan Dunn and his passenger died from the impact of the violent car crash and the resulting fire, according to a coroner’s report Tuesday. Dunn, a daredevil who gained notoriety for diving into a sewage tank and performing other unsavory stunts, was driving his 2007 Porsche in suburban Philadelphia when it careered off the road, flipped over a guardrail and crashed into the woods before bursting into flames. Speed may have been a factor in the crash, West Goshen Township police said. The force of impact shattered the vehicle into several twisted
and blackened pieces, leaving the Porsche 911 GT3 unrecognizable except for a door that was thrown from the crash and not incinerated. A 100-foot-long tire skid marked where the car left the roadway. Both Dunn and his passenger were severely burned. Police said they were able to identify Dunn through his tattoos and hair. The Chester County coroner listed blunt force trauma and thermal trauma as the official causes of death for both men. Toxicology results will take four AP to six weeks to complete, coro- Dunn, who had starred on ‘Jackass’ and ‘Viva ner’s office spokeswoman Patty La Bam’, died early Monday morning. Emmons said. The 34-year-old Dunn and passenger Zachary Hartwell died early Monday, shortly after leaving a pub in West Chester where Dunn had tweeted a photo of the pair and a third man drinking just hours before the crash. The photo has since been taken down. Barnaby’s of America manager Jim O’Brien declined through an employee to speak to The Associated Press. He told The Philadelphia Inquirer that Dunn was drinking with several friends at the bar but didn’t appear drunk. West Goshen Township police declined Tuesday to discuss the ongoing investigation in detail but believe speed may have been a factor in the suburban Philadelphia crash. Dunn appeared on MTV shows “Jackass” and “Viva La Bam” and the three “Jackass” big-screen adaptations. He also was the star of his own MTV show, “Homewrecker,” and just began hosting the show “Proving Ground” on the G4 cable network.
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Then & now: remakes that deserve some recognition Mackenzie Mays a&e writer For the most part, the original is always better than the cover. See: Madonna’s pop version of Don McLean’s “American Pie.” However, there are a few cover songs throughout music history that haven’t made a total shame of their original creators, like legend Johnny Cash’s chilling rendition of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt.” Not everyone can do what Johnny did, but the following is a list of a few impressive covers that are perfect for those lyric enthusiasts who
like to hear their favorite hits is that it sounds like Mayer with a fresh pair of ears. went out on a limb and sang the song for fun, and it just so Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’” happened to turn out flawless. by John Mayer It’s natural to be skeptical Kid Cudi’s “Pursuit of Hapwhen mainstream artists want piness” by Lissie Up and coming folk rocker to redo classics, but, it helps when the artist can actually Lissie has more than a million sing and play the guitar. As views on YouTube of footage heard on Mayer’s concert al- from a concert where she debum, “Where the Light Is: Live cided to sing rapper Kid Cuin L.A.,” this acoustic cover is di’s hit “Pursuit of Happiness.” a softer version of Petty’s sigNot to say her version is nature harsh style, and adds a new and improved, since the little more beauty to the late- wit and edge of Cudi’s original ‘80s staple. will never get old, but someYeah, Mayer’s a heart- thing about hearing a gritty breaker, but he can add soul female voice sing one of your to just about anything with favorite rap songs is thrillhis lovelorn vocals, and most ing. Check out original hits Petty fans can tolerate this by Lissie, too, like “Record rendition, too. The best part Collector.”
Outkast’s “Hey Ya” by Obadiah Parker It’s amazing how you can take the same lyrics and rhythm of a song and turn it completely around with new music and a different voice. Folksinger Obadiah Parker’s stripped down version of Outkast’s hit “Hey Ya” is beautiful. The wacky energy of Andre 3000 did the song justice in 2003, but Parker’s acoustic rendition coupled with piano gives the song a whole new meaning. Who knew Big Boi could be so deep?
crowd. The rasp and soul of the old-time folker’s powerful vocals can make any good song, better. Needless to say, Gnarls Barkley’s Grammy award-winning hit “Crazy” needed no tweaking, however, Lamontagne came along and gave it a welcome touch of realness. His raw, emotional version of the song forces you to see the song in a more in-depth light. He’s one of those truly talented artists who doesn’t need to go out of their way to impress their audience – he could cover just about any song and pull it off. “Crazy” was a good choice.
kings. The three brothers that make up the band had a brilliant idea to keep it simple and have since gained Internet fame as the go-to group for mainstream radio cover songs. The boys do a great job of transforming popular rap and R&B songs to something soft, sweet and catchy. Sometimes it’s just fun to hear a song you hear on the radio everyday in a different way, and this band’s got you covered. The group’s rendition of Katy Perry’s recent pop hit “Teenage Dream” maintains the uplifting feel of the song, Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” but slows it down and turns it by Ray Lamontagne into more of a love song, for In all honesty, Ray LamonKaty Perry’s “Teenage the better. tagne could sing the alphabet Dream” by Boyce Avenue song and swoon just about any Boyce Avenue: The cover firstname.lastname@example.org
Latest Trailers focus on big films that will come out in 2011
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,’ starring Daniel Radccliffe and Ralph Fiennes, is one of many blockbuster films expected to come out in 2011. The film’s release date is slated for July 15.
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Summer season is in full force, meaning blockbusters are a dime a dozen. And, along with the release of these highly anticipated flicks, comes the release of many highly anticipated trailers. Here’s a list of five previews that raised my pulse, made me laugh and show just how fun movies can be. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” The epic conclusion to one of the most successful franchises in cinematic history premieres in theaters July 15. As many eager fans await the finale of their beloved book-tomovie series, a recent slew of posters and previews have been keeping them on their toes. Among these teasers, a fan-
tastic trailer, released several days ago, captures the epic feel of Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends on their quest to destroy Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). Explosions, bright colors and an appropriate orchestral score litter the trailer, sure to give any fan goose bumps. Expect a lot of people, not ready to say goodbye to their beloved characters, rushing to theaters this July. Part 2, appearing in 3D, will surely set a record at the box office and set the bar for future book-tomovie films. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” Shedding the fantastical (rather goofy) tone on Tim Burton’s 2001 mishap starring Mark Wahlberg, who crash lands on an alien planet ruled by apes, this year’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” looks to be a much more realistic, character-driven, action-oriented
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experience. With a capable cast including James Franco (127 Hours), Freida Pinto (“Slumdog Millionaire”), and Brian Cox (“The Bourne Identity”), the film looks to be an interesting revision of its first creation in 1968. Director Rupert Wyatt (“The Escapist”) makes his blockbuster movie debut with the film, which hits theaters August 5. “30 Minutes or Less” Ruben Fleischer, director of the fantastic “Zombieland,” takes the helm for this actioncomedy starring Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”) and Aziz Ansari (“Parks and Recreation”). The hilarious trailer follows Nick (Eisenberg), a pizza-delivery guy who guarantees to bring your pizza to you in less than 30 minutes. Once Nick is kidnapped by two desperate criminals and forced to rob a bank, he finds himself in a dilemma.
Oh, and the two law-breakers have strapped a bomb to Nick’s chest, which is set to explode in several hours unless he robs the bank. The set-up is hilarious and the trailer showcases the excellent comedic pairing of Eisenberg and Ansari. Get ready for some laughs when this comedy hits theaters on August 12. “Puss in Boots” Just released yesterday, I found this action-packed preview to be one of my favorite trailers among others released in the last couple of weeks. Starring the voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis and Billy Bob Thorton, this animated flick definitely has star power. “Puss in Boots” follows the tale of Puss, the legendary sword-fighting cat, before he made his debut in “Shrek 2.” Clever jokes, impressive animation and Galifianakis as Humpty Dumpty had me sold
ous, dark tone of the film as by the end of the trailer. Can’t wait to see this fun ori- well as capturing the spirit of its troubled, controversial lead gin story on November 4. character, Lisbeth Salander “The Girl With the Dragon (Rooney Mara, “The Social Network”). Tattoo” It will be difficult for the Daniel Craig (“Casino American adaptation to match Royale”) also stars in the film up with the excellent Swedish as Mikael Blomkvist, a journalfilm, based on the first novel of ist searching for a woman who the international best-selling has been missing for 40 years. trilogy by Stieg Larsson. Blomkvist encounters Salander Yet, according to this trailer, along the way, and the two dythings appear to be on the right namic characters work together track. Director David Fincher to solve this mystery. Combine is more than capable handling that with an awesome rendition the violent, mysterious source of “Immigrant Song” by Karen material with films like “Zo- O and Trent Reznor and interdiac” and “Seven” under his esting cinematography, and belt. Though the film doesn’t you’ve got an excellent trailer make it to cinemas until De- for a promising film. cember 21, this excellent teaser trailer showcases the firstname.lastname@example.org
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â€˜Green Lanternâ€™ doesnâ€™t shine bright
â€˜Green Lantern,â€™ starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, tells the story of Hal Jordan, the first human to join the intergalactic Green Lantern Corps. The movie is based on the DC Comics property of the same name. a group of aliens accidentally book film to ever be made. a great job as Sinestro â€“ a seawaken a monster who feeds When stills were first re- nior member of the corps â€“ on fear, known as Parallax leased, many fans complained and Geoffrey Rushâ€™s voice-only Jamie Carbone (Clancy Brown). Years before, about the costume, but, given performance as alien TomarA&E Editor Abin Sur (Temeura Morrison), the universe, it actually works Re was perfect casting. There is also a mid-credits the Green Lantern in charge of well with the story. They also When it comes to comic protecting Earth and its sec- did the ringâ€™s constructs well, scene that seems it was crebook films, Marvel is beating tor, 2814, imprisoned Parallax with each wielder being cre- ated for the fans alone and is DC by a long shot. Marvel has â€“ but, awake again, the mon- ative with their use of the the best reason to pay full adproduced films on at least 15 of ster wants revenge. weapons. mission for the film. their properties, not counting Hurt but alive, Abin Sur is The constructs are actually With that being said, this films still in pre-production, able to make it to earth and in- one of the few times I would film also has a lot of problems. while DC has only half of that structs his ring, a badge and a suggest seeing a film in 3D. Blake Livelyâ€™s performance number, including cinematic weapon that can create what- While it doesnâ€™t help for the as love interest/authority figdisasters like â€œCatwomanâ€? and ever its wielder thinks of, to moments of characterization ure Carol Ferris is so varied â€œSteel.â€? find a man who has the abil- without any action, when it that I donâ€™t know if Lively unEven without the kind of ity to overcome fear and take comes to ring slinging, it def- derstood her. At some points success Marvel has had, DC re- his place in the Green Lan- initely adds to the film overall. she performs wonderfully, but fuses to quit and has released tern Corps, with Hal being the Also, while Reynolds may other times she is so wooden their latest attempt, â€œGreen ringâ€™s choice. not have been the first choice and unlikable that I wanted her Lantern,â€? into theaters. Now, Hal must train to be a for many, he really does do a out of the film. â€œGreen Lanternâ€? tells the Green Lantern, protect Earth great job as Earthâ€™s Green LanThe use of Parallax also story of Hal Jordan (Ryan from the scourge of Parallax tern. In fact, the entire corps seems to have instead turned Reynolds), a fighter pilot who and decide what kind of man is worthy of praise, with each him into Galactus, the planet lives life fast and loose and, he wants to be. memberâ€™s appearance being devouring foe of the Fantastic after he almost dies during a While fans of the comics unique in their own special Four, a Marvel property. DCâ€™s demonstration, tries to decide may be disappointed by the way. true version of Parallax is far Besides Reynolds, Mark more interesting than what the what kind of man he wants to way this film takes liberties with some characters, â€œGreen Strong, who seems to be in film delivers. be. Meanwhile, across space, Lanternâ€? is not the worst comic everything these days, does Also, there is a flashback sequence at the beginning of the film that turns what shouldâ€™ve been a sad moment into something you cannot take seriously, with each actor mugging for the camera like a loon. While it is understandable to have Hal spend most of his time on Earth getting used to his powers, most of the time I wished he was back on Oa, hanging out with other lanterns. It is a shame that most of the alien lanterns only have one or two scenes for fans to notice them, especially considering how important their roles are in the comics. Overall, â€œGreen Lanternâ€? is not the worst film DC Comics has licensed, but it isnâ€™t good either, and may be the weakest comic book film this summer, competing with the likes of â€œThorâ€? and the yet-to-be-released â€œCaptain America.â€? Still, if they made a sequel, I would see it, and odds are it would restore some honor to this franchise.
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The return policy for drop/ add is the same for rented and purchased books.
Can I decide to keep my book? YES! You can convert your rental to a purchase within the first two weeks.
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