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Thursday February 2, 2012

Volume 125, Issue 93

SGA aims to collaborate with city by kelsey montgomery staff writer

The West Virginia University Student Government Association announced plans to increase collaborative efforts between student government and the city of Morgantown. “On taking my position as this year’s City Liaison, I promised in my master plan to continue to expand our relationship with the city of

Morgantown,” said SGA City Liaison Evan Dove. Dove recently expanded his committee by adding physics student Scott Ferris as the representative for bicyclists of Morgantown. Tyler George, the director of the Neighborhood Association, said his group has been working to improve community issues such as game day parking, improving crosswalks and pin-

Blog helps students make informed housing decisions by mackenzie mays city editor

West Virginia University graduate student Leann Ray is using her thesis project as an opportunity to help students make informed off-campus housing decisions. Ray, a journalism student, has created a blog that serves as an investigative look at offcampus student housing – specifically in the Sunnyside area. “Off-campus housing always seems to be an issue. The conditions aren’t that great – they’re sometimes even dangerous – and students aren’t aware that the University has an off-campus housing department and legal services to help them with landlord issues,” Ray said. “The purpose of my blog is to look at the issues here and see how they’re being handled. I’m also looking at what’s going on in other states to see what’s done differently or possibly even done better.” The blog provides students with information about local helpful resources, dissects Morgantown codes and laws, and rates apartments based on aspects such as safety, parking and maintenance. Ray said she hopes the blog can serve as an interactive database when students

set out to look for the right apartment and help them feel more confident when making decisions. “I really want the blog to be a place where students can have a conversation about off-campus housing problems. A lot of times students don’t have a voice and feel like there’s nothing they can do when it comes to their landlords,” she said. So far, Ray has learned more about housing problems she didn’t realize were major local issues, such as mold and bed bugs. Ray found local reports on an online bed bug registry and discovered four hotels in Morgantown have had bedbugs in the past six months. “I had never heard of that in town. I didn’t know mold or bed bugs were real problems here until I began this research,” she said. While warmer states have laws that monitor mold growth in houses, West Virginia currently has no legislation against it, Ray said. “Mold could make you sick, and the landlords don’t really have to fix it. Students may have to move out because they’re sick but still have to pay rent,” Ray said. “I’m hoping this blog is some-

pointed major problem areas of Morgantown. “We’re working on making Morgantown a more pedestrian-friendly community.” George said. SGA President Jason Bailey announced he was looking for input from those who would like to see improvement in local transportation systems. “I will be meeting with President (James P.) Clements and the director of Park-

ing and Transportation to discuss the Mountain Line and alternative transportation for when the PRT does go down,” Bailey said. Vice Chair Allison Rollins said improvements are still needed to better the club sport experience. She said many club sports encounter financial issues due to limited funds available to the Club Sports Federation. “We’ve accomplished a lot

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Fred King, associate dean for Research and Graduate Education at the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, has been named interim vice president for research at West Virginia University effective Wednesday, and will fill the position for a full year. The vice president for Research helps to coordinate and encourage WVU faculty in their search for funding, said Gerrill Griffith, director of communications for the WVU Research Corporation. “The vice president of Research represents the research arm of the university in reaching out to a federal source, private source, and state sources of research funding,” Griffith said. “Dr. King has a great reputation for being a solid leader and should lend some immediate guidance to this office as we expand the research enterprise of West Virginia University.” King, an employee of the University for more than 20 years, began in 1990 as an assistant professor in the De-

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INSIDE News: 1, 2 Opinion: 4 A&E: 3, 6 Sports: 7, 8, 10 Campus Calendar: 5 Puzzles: 5 Classifieds: 9

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BIG CITY FASHION A new fashion boutique, Park & Madison, opened in Morgantown. A&E PAGE 6

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Members of the WVU Student Health Advisory Board gather bags full of dental care products as part of its Tools for Teeth program which helps provide for the less fortunate.

WVU Student Health Advisory Board helps brighten smiles across state

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partment of Chemistry. King became director of graduate studies within the department prior to his appointment as Eberly associate dean for research and graduate education in 1998. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at James Madison University, as well as a doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of Virginia. Becky Lofstead, WVU spokeswoman, said after the completion of a national search, no permanent hire was found. Therefore King, a respected faculty member, researcher and administrator, was asked to fill the interim basis for the coming year. Lofstead said King would serve as an asset to promoting competitive research and maintaining the goals of the University. “He will do his very best to ensure that WVU’s research enterprise keeps growing in national prominence and remains relevant to our land-grant mission,” Lofstead said. She also said WVU Presi-

forms,” Campione said. Governor Ellis Lambert endorsed the College of Business and Economics’ Professional Development month, which will focus on professional practices students can utilize in the job market after graduation. “This month will feature an etiquette dinner and seminars along with many internship


Univ. names interim vice president for research by mike atkinson

with club sports, but we’re not done,” Rollins said. Governor Ryan Campione reported that the residential hall survey administered by SGA reported that the main concerns on-campus residents have are visitation policies, dining, transportation with the PRT and buses, and the ResNet internet connection. “The conclusion of this survey should affect a lot of plat-



Members of the WVU Student Health Advisory Board organized Tools for Teeth Wed. to supply dental supplies to the less fortunate across the state.

The West Virginia University Student Health Advisory Board is working to brighten smiles across West Virginia one toothbrush at a time. SHAB hosted its Tools for Teeth event Wednesday evening at the Health Sciences Center, where students packaged several

thousand health kits to be distributed to those in need across the state. Each kit included a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss and an informational flyer on proper dental hygiene practices. “A lot of West Virginians can’t afford annual dental care or don’t have access to these kinds

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Mon River QUEST monitors local water safety by jessica lear staff writer

Mon River QUEST, a study supported by West Virginia University, aims to monitor water safety in the Monongahela River. The project, which started in 2010 and is funded by the Colcom Foundation, asks volunteers to take water samples in various places along the river to be tested for irregularities and identify the possible factors that contribute to contamination. “We have built a system that is already yielding an unprecedented amount of data on a big river system,” said Paul Ziem-

kiewicz, director of the West Virginia Water Research Institute. “By expanding this project to include a network of volunteers, the data set will be much greater and provide a better overall picture of the health of the Mon River Basin.” The West Virginia Water Research Institute, which is located at WVU, performs tests on the water every two weeks and posts the data collected online. “Far too often in the world of research, data remains inhouse and is applicable to only those internal researchers,” said Melissa O’Neal, a research assistant for the project. “As the Mon serves as a public

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drinking water supply for millions of persons in the basin, as well as recreationists, it was a goal of WVWRI to publicly display our data in a user-friendly manner.” Ziemkiewicz said the project is designed to be a collaborative effort between community members and the University. “The beauty of this process is that it uses an elegant, cooperative approach to protecting the Mon,” Ziemkiewicz said. “In resource-rich states like West Virginia and Pennsylvania, it shows how we can achieve better results when people come together to resolve problems.” One of the main contaminants the Mon River QUEST re-

searchers are looking for are total dissolved solids, which are sometimes found at the Mon River basin following energy recovery operations, he said. The WVWRI has worked with coal companies to create a way to monitor TDS, which can come from mining, gas well drilling, storm water runoff and other industrial procedures. “TDS are the main focus of our biweekly study. From our analytical work, we are able to determine the constituents that make up the TDS,” O’Neal said. “When TDS levels are high, we are able to determine if the TDS signature is

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SIGNING DAY The West Virginia football team announced 26 new additions to the Mountaineer football program Wednesday. SPORTS PAGE 7



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GOP race likely far from over despite Romney win ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The race for the GOP presidential nomination probably is far from over. Front-runner Mitt Romney’s rivals – chief among them Newt Gingrich – are refusing to bow out despite his resounding Florida victory. New rules for awarding delegates to this summer’s Republican nominating convention give even losing candidates little incentive to drop out. And socalled “super” political action committees have proven they can keep even the most cashstrapped campaigns alive by accepting unlimited donations from individuals to run ads on their behalf. “All of them have earned the opportunity to keep going,” said David Azbell, an Alabama Republican consultant said of the candidates. “We’re only four primaries in for goodness sake.” Indeed, some 46 states have yet to vote and only 6 percent of the delegates have been won. “I understand that people are concerned about how long the primary process is dragging out,” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Wednesday. “I think everybody just needs to realize that this will resolve itself.” His assurances aside, the likelihood that the primary will stretch into the spring or beyond has some Republicans


Continued from page 1 and full time job opportunities,” Lambert said. Governor Benjamin Seebaugh announced news that the LBGT studies minor will potentially become available to students soon. The LBGT studies minor aims to be on-


Continued from page 1 related to coal mining activities or natural gas exploration like brine water from Marcellus drilling activities.” High levels of TDS alert researchers that there are high amounts of inorganic and organic matter in the water sample, which may cause problems with water available to the public. Prior to the development of Mon River QUEST, water was only collected and tested from four areas along the river and the 12 mouths of the Monongahela river, Ziemkiewicz said. He said his research team began Mon River QUEST to collect samples of river water from many additional locations. “I think it’s safe to say that we have a voluntary, non-reg-


Continued from page 1 dent James P. Clements asked for suggestions on whom to appoint as interim vice president for Research during a recent Faculty Senate meeting and a Research Corporation board meeting, and King was given as a suggestion by many of his colleagues.

fretting about their eventual nominee emerging battered and broke, only to have little time to prepare for what promises to be an intense fall campaign against President Barack Obama. “Dealing with the residue of a very tough primary battle can be a difficult problem,” acknowledged former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu. Others, Romney included, are defending a protracted nominating fight as a test of strength, even though a long battle risks tearing an already fractured GOP even further apart. “We are looking for a fullspectrum conservative, substantively and politically skilled – not possible to discern in a couple of contests,” said Mary Matalin, a veteran GOP presidential campaign operative. But she added: “A possible concern of protraction is not duration but acrimony.” She recalled the fight between Republicans Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan in 1976, when Democrat Jimmy Carter won and said: “That one was ideological. This one is personal.” Former Rep. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas said Romney’s Florida victory makes clear “that he’s going to be the likely nominee. Yet, Hutchinson also downplayed the notion that a protracted fight would aide Democrats, saying: “Only if line by this summer through the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. “One of my platforms was to work on creating the LBGT studies minor here on campus, which is typically a two to three year process,” Seebaugh said. “In one semester, we are already moving forward.”

ulatory process for controlling TDS from mine discharges that is effective, low cost and efficient,” Ziemkiewicz said. “This approach controls TDS without costing any miners their jobs or raising anyone’s electricity or sewage rates. A little science goes a long way.” Ziemkiewicz said salt concentrations in the water have been decreasing since the start of the project, a sign the project is helping regulate the river. The river still has traceable levels of TDS from undocumented sources that need to be evaluated, he said. “There is still a lot of TDS from undocumented sources in the Mon, and we need to find out more about them in order to protect drinking water supplies and other river users,” he said.

“Faculty, researchers and senior administrators at West Virginia University have great respect for Dr. King’s work in the classroom and lab – but also for his administrative skills,” she said. “As a scientist he understands their needs, and as an administrator he has a track record of getting things done.”

(the Republican contest) is a negative campaign does it benefit them.” Said Azbell: “We’re kind of in a Catch-22 situation. We don’t want to be hurt by a long primary but we also don’t want to be stuck with a nominee that the public cannot coalesce behind.” In his victory speech Tuesday night, Romney sought to turn his bitterly personal fight with Gingrich into a positive light, even as he all but urged the GOP to rally behind his candidacy. “A competitive primary does not divide us, it prepares us,” Romney told supporters in Tampa, Fla. “And when we gather here in Tampa seven months from now for our convention, ours will be a united party with a winning ticket for America.” Even if he loses throughout February in states considered friendly territory for him, Romney is likely to press on given his organizational advantages, big campaign account and personal fortune. Gingrich, for his part, is showing no signs of budging. “We are going to contest every place and we are going to win and we are going to be in Tampa as the nominee in August,” the former Georgia congressman vowed anew to cheering supporters in Orlando, Fla., standing in front

set on gutting it out through the primary season in hopes of winning enough delegates to ensure that his contingent of fired-up budget hawks and limited-government advocates are represented at the convention. He is planning to compete in the organizationally intensive caucus states ahead. And former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum – who hasn’t won a state since his narrow, late-decided victory in Iowa – is reveling in a huge dose of national exposure that’s certain to pay off when the contest ends. He has little reason to bow out as long as the money keeps flowing. New Republican Party rules governing how delegates are awarded – proportionally in most early states rather than winner-take-all as in past years – mean that all four candidates can make the argument that they’re winning, even if they come in second, third or fourth. There are a total of 2,286 delegates up for grabs, with 1,144 needed to clinch the nomination. Most states still have to weigh in. Romney added to his lead in the delegate count with his Florida victory, bringing his total to 87. Some of the competition’s biggest prizes such as Texas and New York are not until April. The biggest, California, is not until June. No candidate can clinch the nomination be-

fore late March, and with states awarding delegates proportionally, there probably won’t be a presumptive nominee until at least April. The explosion of super PACs is seemingly the largest factor fueling the possibility of a long primary season. All of the candidates are benefiting from these outside groups that are closely aligned with them but operate independently of their campaigns. The best example of candidate being kept afloat by these groups came as an allbut-broke Gingrich headed to South Carolina. That’s when the super PAC called Winning Our Future, run by a former Gingrich aide, received a $5 million donation from Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson to air ads intended to help Gingrich. He ended up winning South Carolina. The group got $5 million more from Adelson’s wife as the race turned to Florida. The group has said it will continue to advertise in primary states as long as Gingrich is a candidate. Rick Tyler, a former Gingrich aide who run the group, pledged to “be in Nevada and every other place we need to be as long as we can.” That said, a string of defeats in February will increase pressure on losing candidates to take stock as Republicans look to the fall – and Obama.

Wash. Senate begins floor debate on gay marriage OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Senate debated a bill Wednesday evening that would legalize samesex marriage, with some legislators saying they were concerned about the potential impact to religious groups. Both public galleries in the Senate were packed with supporters of gay marriage, many who gave bill sponsor Sen. Ed Murray a standing ovation when he stopped in the galleries to visit them about an hour before debate started. Nearly a dozen amendments have been introduced, including several that strengthen legal protections for religious groups and organizations and another calling for a referendum. “There is a real tension in this redefinition of marriage bill between religious liberties and the underlying bill,” said Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley. The bill has narrow support in the Senate, but is expected to pass because supporters have secured 26 “yes” votes – one


Continued from page 1 of things,” said SHAB President Emily Yoder. “These kits will be given to those who are homeless or faced with poverty.” The SHAB is an active student group that works in partnership with WELLWVU: the Students’ Center for Health to promote health and well-being on campus and through-


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of a screen with the words “46 states to go” projected upon it. Gingrich’s backers dismissed any notion that a long primary season could hurt the eventual nominee. “If we can continue with a true and spirited debate then I don’t think it can hurt us,” said Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., who has endorsed Gingrich. But a negative campaign among Republicans, he said, “will hurt the Republican party in the general” election. Rep. Phil Gingrey, a fellow Georgian and Gingrich supporter, added: “I don’t see any problem with this going all the way to the convention.” Several factors are making that scenario seem far more likely than in years past. Firstly, Gingrich is a stubborn, savvy and shrewd politician who is determined to mount a third comeback in this campaign, arguably his last foray in national politics after a long career. A decade after leaving the House in disgrace, Gingrich, 68, launched his presidential campaign only to implode just weeks later. He rose again in December only to be pounded by Romney’s allies on TV in Iowa. It wasn’t long before he regrouped again and won South Carolina. He’s showing little evidence of giving in now. The libertarian-leaning Texas Rep. Ron Paul is equally

thing students will be able to use to learn about issues like these and know what they need to look out for when searching for a place to live.” Ray said she also hopes to highlight local organizations that are working to make a difference in safe housing with her blog, too, like the Sunny-

more than the 25 required for approval. Four senators, one Democrat and three Republicans, have not committed their votes. If passed by the Senate, the measure moves to the House, which has enough votes to pass the bill by a more comfortable margin. Also, Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire supports the measure and said she will sign it into law, which would make Washington state the seventh state to approve gay marriage. As the vote loomed, conservative Democratic Sen. Brian Hatfield committed his support to the measure — becoming the 26th senator to back it. Hatfield said in a statement to The Associated Press that it has been one of the most difficult issues he has ever been associated with. He believes his vote in either direction would alienate him from longtime friends. “This is a measure that has emotionally torn at me as I have wrestled with my choice,” Hatfield said, noting that he has spent months in thought

and prayer on the issue. He said that while private citizens can ultimately oppose gay marriage, he as a legislator cannot because it would be viewed as discrimination. Hatfield still supports a public vote on the issue. The Senate Rules Committee voted Tuesday to advance the measure for a vote by the full chamber with Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, president of the Senate, saying that he has emphasized tolerance and diversity at state schools for decades, which would make it “hypocritical for me to not support this bill.” “For me, this is not a religious question,” said Owen, a Democrat. “It’s a legal question.” The committee advanced the bill on a 14-7 vote, with seven of the eight Republicans on the committee in opposition. Sen. Cheryl Pflug, R-Maple Valley, voted to advance it. She is one of two Republican senators who have said they will support the measure. Opponents of same-sex marriage have already prom-

ised a referendum battle at the ballot if the measure becomes law. Same-sex marriage is legal in New York, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and the District of Columbia. Lawmakers in New Jersey and Maryland are expected to debate gay marriage this year, and Maine is likely to see a gay marriage proposal on the November ballot. A referendum can’t be filed until after the bill is passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gregoire. Opponents then must turn in 120,577 signatures by June 6. Washington state has had a domestic partnership law since 2007 and an “everything but marriage” expansion of the domestic partnership law since 2009. Gay marriage opponent Jane Sterland, 56, stood outside the Senate gallery. Sterland said she was disappointed by the light turnout of same-sex marriage foes.

out the state. Senior SHAB member and co-president of the WVU Predentistry Club Christina Ho said that because West Virginia is ranked among the poorest in the nation for oral health, it’s essential to promote awareness about proper oral care. Ho said she believes equipping West Virginians with proper oral health supplies is vital to overall health.

“Oral health is integral to overall health,” Ho said. “Poor oral health can be linked to diseases such as diabetes or heart disease.” Yoder said SHAB is excited to make a difference in the improvement of oral health care throughout the state. “I’m so excited to get these kits out there and to help those in need – especially in this state, where it’s really needed,” Yoder said.

The SHAB will donate the completed Tools for Teeth kits to the United Way, where they will then be distributed to the Bartlett House and other organizations throughout the state that help those in need. “We’re a land-grant University, so we are going to do anything we can to help those in need in the state, Ho said.

side Up Project – a collaborative partnership between the city of Morgantown and WVU that’s working to develop and implement a revitalization plan for the neighborhood. “Students have heard about Sunnyside Up but don’t really know what they do. They go around and clean up sidewalks, cut trees so you don’t have to duck, paint dumpsters and even help give money to fix up houses that need it,” Ray

said. “I’m hoping to really get the word out there about great organizations like this one.” Ray said she encourages feedback from students, in addition to permanent local residents, about their experiences living in the area in order to provide readers with a consistently updated database of information. “Readers are welcome to leave comments on the blog or email me if they are having problems, and it could end up turning into a story idea that I cover. I want to get the students’ voice represented, just as I want to hear from landlords, Code Enforcement and the University,” she said. “Information concerning tenant

rights is something anyone can use – not just students.” Ray hopes the accessible medium of her project will make it quick and easy for students who find themselves in a bind when looking for a future home. “Most students don’t subscribe to newspapers. Since it’s about something that affects everyone, I wanted it to actually be accessible to students and help them out as much as possible,” she said. The Inspecting Sunnyside blog can be found at http://inspectingsunnyside.wordpress. com.


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‘No One Knows About Persians Cats’ explores Iranian rock scene Carol Fox Copy Desk chief

Odds are you or someone you know have dreams of one day making it big in the music business. Even when these dreamers experience local success, the chances of becoming famous are slim to none. There will definitely be some mental anguish and heartache if you’re trying to get in the music scene, but it’s typically harmless to chase your dreams. The 2009 Iranian film, “No One Knows About Persian Cats,” tells the tale of two musicians, who are struggling to get a band together so they can leave their hometown and produce their music – doing so in one of the most socially repressive nations in the world. For the musicians portrayed in “No One Knows About Persian Cats,” the risks of trying to break into the music scene are actual. For playing subversive music in Iran without a permit, the musicians risk jail time, lashings and fines. Not only do they risk arrest for playing secular music, but their instruments are often confiscated, too, which makes having a band dangerous and costly. It’s not just crotchety old people turning in the musicians, one band in the film tells the story of a young boy who would report them for practicing just because he was bored and thought it was funny. Starring band members Ashkan Kooshanejad and Negar Shaghaghi and based on their true story, “No One Knows About Persian Cats” details the musician’s struggle to form an indie rock band in Iran.

As Ashkan and Negar want to leave Iran to go to a freer place like London to make music, they are referred to Nader (Hamed Behdad) for help getting a band together so they can get a permit to leave. Initially Nader is worried about helping them for the wrong reasons. He says he doesn’t want to help them leave the country if they’re just rebelling against their parents. Negar insists, though, that she’s not rebelling – she just wants to make music her friends and family can listen to – and, in the end, Nader agrees to help them. The rest of the film follows them through the troubles they endure to get what they want. They go to various people for help – an older mob boss-type old man named Mash David, who barters with Nader for illegal action films. Mash David helps them get passports. Shockingly, just one European passport costs the equivalent of $11,000. Nader helps them get in contact with other underground bands, where they hope to get new members to add to their group because they need a drummer, a guitarist and another female member, as the authorities would never allow a permit with one female in a band. The underground music scene is quite literally underground – often in small, dimlit dirty houses, with wallpaper peeling off the walls. Recording studios are hidden below floors. One underground heavy metal band introduced in the film plays covertly at a dairy farm amongst cows, while some of their friends have built a makeshift hut on the roof of their building, and a rap group practices on a high rise that’s under construction. While I can’t downplay their

The 2009 film ‘No One Knows About Persian Cats’ explores the underground rock scene in Iran. dangerous situation, the film really does feel like it could be following any band trying to gain an audience. They look like rock stars, they are low on funds, and they argue over lyrics. Though it’s not a documentary, it plays out like one as it is clearly a lower-than-averagebudget film. A lot of real underground bands are highlighted in the film, and the close-ups on singers can seem cheesy at times, but I really believe these close-ups allow you to see how much making music – the kind of music they want to make –

affects them emotionally. Also, with each band there are a few music montages – it’s all about the music, in the end – which are accompanied by shots of the city that are vibrant and fantastic. While their struggle is thrilling in its highs and lows, in the end, Negar and Ashkan are able to assemble what looks like your typical indie rock band - the hip clothes, the shaggy hair, the lack of attention to hygiene – and they did so against seemingly insurmountable odds. The threat of playing rock ‘n’ roll in Iran is great, but the

making of this movie was also seen as a crime. The two lead actors fled Iran after the last shooting day. The writer, producer and director Bahman Ghobadi and his actors were arrested twice but released after bribing authorities and lying about the real subject of the film. The only thing more awesome than the film in all of its rebellious rock ‘n’ roll glory is the feats the filmmakers went through to make it. Another one of the most special aspects about this film is that it is packed with unique music played by bands actu-

ally featured in the film. And there is something so incredibly thrilling about playing rock ‘n’ roll under the threat of imprisonment. “No One Knows About Persian Cats” is available for instant streaming on Netflix and through Blockbuster’s DVD exchange program. Also, if you like the music from the film, you can check out the Negar and Ashkan’s real band, Take It Easy Hospital.

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‘Soul Train’ host, producer Don Cornelius dead of suicide at age 75 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Cornelius, the silken-voiced host of TV’s “Soul Train” who helped break down racial barriers and broaden the reach of black culture with funky music, groovy dance steps and cutting-edge style, died early Wednesday of an apparent suicide. He was 75. Police responding to a report of a shooting found Cornelius at his Mulholland Drive home around 4 a.m. He was pronounced dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound about an hour later at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to the coroner’s office. A police cruiser sat parked at the entryway of Cornelius’ home on a two-lane stretch of Mulholland Drive in the hills above Los Angeles as detectives searched inside. News cameras camped outside as drivers on their morning commute drove by. Police Officer Sara Faden said authorities have ruled out foul play. Detectives have not found a suicide note and are talking to relatives about his mental state. His death prompted many to speak of the positive influence he and his show had on pop culture, music and the black community. “God bless him for the solid good and wholesome foundation he provided for young adults worldwide and the unity and brotherhood he singlehandedly brought about with his most memorable creation of `Soul Train,’” said Aretha Franklin, an early performer on the show. Franklin called Cornelius “an American treasure.” The Rev. Jesse Jackson told KNX-Los Angeles that Cornelius “was a transformer.” “`Soul Train’ became the outlet for African-Americans,” Jackson said, adding that he talked to Cornelius a few days ago and there were no signs Cornelius was upset. Others also expressed their grief. “I am shocked and deeply saddened at the sudden passing of my friend, colleague, and business partner Don Corne-

lius,” Quincy Jones said. “Don was a visionary pioneer and a giant in our business. Before MTV there was `Soul Train,’ that will be the great legacy of Don Cornelius. “His contributions to television, music and our culture as a whole will never be matched,” he said. “My heart goes out to Don’s family and loved ones.” Clarence Avant, former chairman of Motown Records, said, “Don Cornelius’ legacy to music, especially black music, will be forever cemented in history. `Soul Train’ was the first and only television show to showcase and put a spotlight on black artists at a time when there were few AfricanAmericans on television at all, and that was the great vision of Don.” “Soul Train” began in 1970 in Chicago on WCIU-TV as a local program and aired nationally from 1971 to 2006. It showcased such legendary artists as Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Barry White and brought the best R&B, soul and later hip-hop acts to TV and had teenagers dance to them. It was one of the first shows to showcase African-Americans prominently, although the dance group was racially mixed. Cornelius was the first host and executive producer. “There was not programming that targeted any particular ethnicity,” he said in 2006, then added: “I’m trying to use euphemisms here, trying to avoid saying there was no television for black folks, which they knew was for them.” Chairman and chief executive of Black Entertainment Television Debra Lee cited Cornelius as a personal role model. She said she used to finish her chores early on Saturday mornings so she could check out the latest music, fashions and dance moves on the show. “He was such a pioneer in the black music space but also in the black business space,” she said. “He created the show in a very hostile environment. He made it a success and he made it a destination for African-Americans and lovers of our culture all over the coun-

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try and all over the world. “His reach is just amazing, and personally he was such a charming man,” she continued, calling Cornelius “a great interviewer who knew how to connect to artists” and had “the best voice in the world.” Earvin “Magic” Johnson also cited Cornelius’ business acumen. “Don Cornelius was a pioneer & a trailblazer,” Johnson wrote on Twitter. “He was the first African-American to create, produce, host & more importantly OWN his own show.” And, Johnson added, “Soul Train taught the world how to dance!” Other entertainers and music fans also shared their thoughts about the show and its creator on Twitter, where both Cornelius and “Soul Train” were top topics Wednesday. Many cited Cornelius’ classic show-closing refrain: “Love, peace and soul.” Singer-actor Ginuwine remembered the smooth-voiced producer as “someone who paved the way for black music.” “I still remember my first time on soul train,” he wrote, “what an experience.” On his blog, music mogul Russell Simmons called Cornelius “one of the greatest music legends there was.” “Don Cornelius gave artists who had been segregated from most mainstream vehicles of expression a chance to perform in front of a huge national audience,” Simmons wrote. “It was a tremendous opportunity that changed their careers and the whole music industry. To win a Soul Train Music Award meant that the most sophisticated tastemakers in the world loved your work.” “Soul Train,” with its trademark opening of an animated chugging train, was not, however, an immediate success for Cornelius, an ex-disc jockey

with a baritone rumble and cool manner. Only a handful of stations initially were receptive. “When we rolled it out, there were only eight takers,” he recalled in a 2006 interview with The Associated Press. “Which was somewhere between a little disappointing and a whole lot disappointing.” The reasons he heard? “There was just, `We don’t want it. We pass,’” he said, with race going unmentioned. “No one was blatant enough to say that.” “Soul Train” had arrived on the scene at a time when the country was still reeling from the civil rights movement, political upheaval and cultural swings. It also arrived when black faces on TV were an event, not a regular occurrence. “Soul Train” was seen by some at first as the black “American Bandstand,” the mainstay TV music show hosted by Dick Clark. While “American Bandstand” featured black artists, it was more of a showcase for white artists and very mainstream black performers. “Soul Train” followed some of the “Bandstand” format, as it had an audience and young dancers. But that’s where the comparisons stopped. Cornelius, the suave, ultra-cool emcee, made “Soul Train” appointment viewing by creating a show that showed another side of black music and culture. When it started, glistening Afros dominated the set, as young blacks boogied and shimmied to the music of the likes of Earth Wind & Fire and other acts perhaps less likely to get on “American Bandstand.” “May u rest in peace and thank u 4 ur platform,” rapper Q-Tip wrote on Twitter. “U will always be remembered.” People tuned into to see the musical acts, but the dancers soon became as much of

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a main attraction. They introduced Americans to new dances and fashion styles, and made the “Soul Train” dance line where people stand line up on each side while others sashay down to show their moves -a cultural flashpoint. “The `Soul Train’ line - that will go down in history as a way of dancing at parties all around the world,” Lee said. Though “Soul Train” became the longest-running syndicated show in TV history, its power began to wane in the 1980s and `90s as American pop culture began folding in black culture instead of keeping it segregated. By that

time, there were more options for black artists to appear on mainstream shows, and on shows like “American Bandstand,” blacks could be seen dancing along with whites. Cornelius, who was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 1995 and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, said in 2006 he remained grateful to the musicians who made “Soul Train” the destination for the best and latest in black music. “I figured as long as the music stayed hot and important and good, that there would always be a reason for `Soul Train,’” Cornelius said.


Don Cornelius, creator of the long-running TV dance show ‘Soul Train,’ shot himself to death Wednesday morning.

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Collective voices produce housing solutions The biggest perk for sophomore students at West Virginia University is the opportunity to move out of the dorms and into off-campus housing. With it come more space, privacy and freedom. But what many students come to realize is that finding affordable, yet quality off-campus housing can be a challenge. To combat this issue, students must work together to improve housing for all WVU students. The most difficult obstacle students come across is find-

ing a reliable landlord. It may not be evident to you that your landlord is sub-par upon your first impression, which most of the time is when you sign the lease. Then after you realize that your landlord is a slumlord it is too late because you’ve signed a lease for at least a year. WVU graduate student Leann Ray is taking her own measures to improve the situation. She has created a blog titled “Inspecting Sunnyside” to inform students of their rights regarding housing in Morgan-

town and to give them a place to voice their concerns and experiences. Students should take advantage of Ray’s blog and help improve housing. The Inspecting Sunnyside blog can be found at Since she began research for the blog, Ray has discovered concerns with bed bugs and mold in Morgantown. According to Ray, there is currently no legislation in West Virginia requiring landlords to inspect or fix any mold prob-

lems in their rental properties. Exposure to mold may result in allergic reactions, asthma episodes, infections, and other respiratory problems, according to This an problem that no student should have to face. Landlords should not have a right to force a tenant to live in hazardous conditions. Students who experience legal problems regarding leasing or other landlord/leasing issues can also contact the WVU Student Legal Services for advice.

WVU Student Legal Services has legal professionals on hand for student needs. There is no injustice that goes corrected without first raising awareness. If you are having problems with your housing situation and feel that your rights are being violated, don’t just sit back and take – do something about it. When students put their voices together on real issues, real solutions can be proposed.

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We should still be worried about Internet freedom tomas engle columnist

With the dirt still fresh on the grave of the Stop Online Privacy Act and PROTECT IP Act (SOPA/PIPA), another onslaught against Internet freedom is already upon us. Currently being introduced around the world for signature is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which would create an international standard for intellectual property rights enforcement. SOPA and PIPA were just practice for defending the Internet as we know it, as ACTA actually manages to be worse in nearly every aspect. Not only is the scope larger, from generic medicine brands to copyright infringement in all forms online, but ACTA would also create a new governing body accountable to no one. So it would be outside not only the jurisdiction of our own national governments, but even current governing bodies like the United Nations (UN) and World Trade Organization (WTO). That there is no news about who will even be in this hypothetical governing body, let alone how they would be chosen, is of no surprise because of the suffocating secrecy surrounding the negotiations of the agreement. Starting in 2006, and initially only between the United States and Japan, negotiations have spread to include most of the First World and now even multinational American corporations. It was only after two years of closed-door meetings did any details of these negotiations emerge. From 2008-10, www. leaked several documents with damning evidence that ACTA would give governments that signed onto the agreement far-reaching powers in the realm of the Internet. One example is governments that sign onto the agreement would have the ability to shut down not only any website with any non-commercial copyright infringement, but would also remove legal safeguards that limit the liability internet service providers (ISPs) face for

Demonstrators gather in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, to protest the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. hosting such websites. In essence, ISPs would have to comply with any invasion of privacy from this ACTA governing body – without any warrants being issued or due process for these new-found offenders. Widely used free software, from the Firefox browser to Open Office Word Processor, would be harder to come by as decentralized file-sharing websites like BitTorrent would be shut down. Regardless of the legality of the material on such websites, which do host a fair share of both legal and illegal content, all would be punished. This extends to all websites, even the likes of Twitter and

Facebook. If just one user were to post a link to material that was noncommercial copyright infringement – almost every YouTube link for example – the social networking site would be shut down as a whole for all its millions of users. It is breathtakingly heavyhanded legislation like this that reminds us why Wikileaks was created in the first place – to leak important documents that can greatly affect our society like ACTA. Even legal requests via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for the full text of ACTA to be released have been denied by both the Bush and Obama

administrations since 2006, with the latest denial in 2009. While our own country’s government is one of the main sources of this detestable legislation, unfortunately there are currently protests going on in Poland against that country’s government signing onto ACTA. With thousands out in the streets protesting in front of their parliament, and public polls showing a majority against its signing, ACTA is receiving its first public resistance. After all, what kind of waterfall of authority is this? Governments govern only by the consent of the governed. This is pure authority re-

sponding to their own demands and those of their benefactors, not our own, giving themselves yet even more layers of control over our lives. This isn’t even just a law being passed like SOPA/PIPA, this is a whole new quasi-non-government yet governing agency that will answer only to itself and those interests it benefits. No checks, no balances, no elections – just a shadowy group of government bureaucrats and corporate hacks who will have the ability to control how we share information online. This is a turning point in which an agency can be forever entrenched into the fabric of our lives that can amend its

own governing document and not be accountable to governments or even other non-government institutions like the UN, let alone the people it’s affecting. Keep in mind, this is not out of some dystopian novel by Phillip K. Dick, off Alex Jones’ website or a rumor you heard this one time at a party – this is real life. Look up ACTA on any search engine, and its existence will stare right back at you from your screen. If our Internet generation needed anymore galvanizing moments to push back against a creeping authoritarianism in our society, this is it.

College is the time to travel abroad candice wheeler minnesota daily University of Minnesota

College is the time to be curious. We need to take advantage of our time and embark on an adventure before we lose that chance. Traveling and studying abroad – completely immersing yourself in another culture – can impact your life significantly. And if we plan to make a difference in the world as young adults, we need that international experience now more than ever. Any period of time overseas is worthwhile, and the more time the better because the only way one can really learn about another culture is to


live in it. Last semester, I studied abroad in Italy, and I can honestly say that I did not have enough time there. Especially when learning a language, four months is barely enough time to mentally unpack. Time flew by as it always does, but I learned more about myself over the course of those four months than I had ever before. College is a time to embrace personal change and growth. Making the choice to travel independently can jump start this growing process. The ability to deal with change helps the traveler’s transition when leaving a place he or she has become deeply accustomed to. It was very difficult for me to leave Italy – my time there felt unfinished. But because I have become accustomed to change, I am able to un-

derstand the fact that I am still young and one day I can go back. My trip was just the beginning. I wouldn’t have been able to adjust as well as I did if it weren’t for the people I met. I made life-long friendships with people from all over the world. There is only experience to be gained by a venture overseas; there’s really nothing to lose. My time abroad did nothing but make me a more determined person. I feel rejuvenated to have lived in a different culture, and I think it’s kind of beautiful that I and other students have the freedom to travel and live out these dreams so early in life. Most of us don’t know exactly where we’ll end up, but for now we might as well just enjoy the ride while we’re on it.

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FLUTE FORCE performs a guest artist recital at 6 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall of the Creative Arts Center. For more information, call 304-293-4359 or email charlene.


THE PNC PRACTICUM PROGRAM – ECONOMIC SEMINAR SERIES presents “Spill-Over Effects of Geographically Targeted Development Incentives” by Shaw Rholin from The University of Akron. It will be held in Room 441 of the Business & Economics Building from 3:30-5 p.m. For more information, email william. THE GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM presents “Coming Together at the Map: Exploration and Representation in Venezuela’s Cave Landscape” by Dr. Maria Perez from the University of Michigan. The presentation takes place from 2-6 p.m. in 325 Brooks Hall. For more information, call 304-293-5603 or email jdewitt.


CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS, a 12-step program to assist participants in developing healthier relationships of all kinds, meets at 7 p.m. in the conference room of Chestnut Ridge Hospital. For more information, call Mary at 304-296-3748. LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE COLLEGIATE CORPS meets at the Lutheran Chapel at 8 p.m. The LDRCC responds to regional and national disasters. No experience is necessary. For more information, visit MUSLIM STUDENTS ASSOCIATION hosts a weekly Islam and Arabic class at 6:30 p.m. in the Monongahela Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, call 304-906-8183 or email THE MORGANTOWN CHESS CLUB meets from 7 p.m. in the basement of the First Christian Church at 100 Cobun Ave. Meetings will not be held the last Thursday of every month. For more information, visit CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST holds its weekly CRU meetings at 9 p.m. in Room G24 of Eiesland Hall. People can join others for live music, skits and relevant messages. For more information, email or visit UNITED METHODIST STUDENT MOVEMENT meets at 7 p.m. at the Campus Ministry Center on the corner of Price and Willey streets. For more information, email WVU CLUB TENNIS practices from 9-10 p.m. at Ridgeview Racquet Club. For carpooling, call 304-906-4427. New members are always welcome. THE WVU YOUNG DEMOCRATS meets at 7 p.m. in the Blackwater Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, email WVU WOMEN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE team meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Shell Building. No experience is necessary. For more information, email Sarah Lemanski at sarah_lemanski@ TRADITIONAL KARATE CLASS FOR SELF-DEFENSE meets at 9 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A of the Student Recreation Center. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION meets at 8 p.m. at the International House on Spruce Street.

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BISEXUAL, GAY, LESBIAN AND TRANSGENDER MOUNTAINEERS meets at 8 p.m. in the Laurel Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, email CHESS CLUB meets from 6-9 p.m. in the food court of the Mountainlair. Players of all skill levels are invited to come. For more information, email THE CATALAN TABLE will meet at 4 p.m. at Maxwell’s restaurant. All levels welcome. For more information, call 304-293-5121 ext. 5509. INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP meets at 7 p.m. in 316 Percival Hall. For more information, call 304376-4506 or 304-276-3284. FREE ARABIC/ISLAM CLASSES will be hosted by the Muslim Students’ Association from 6-8 p.m. in the Kanawha Room of the Mountainlair. To register, email


WELLNESS PROGRAMS on topics such as drinkWELL, loveWELL, chillWELL and more are provided for interested student groups, organizations or classes by WELLWVU: Wellness and Health Promotion. For more information, visit WELLWVU: STUDENT HEALTH is paid for by tuition and fees and is confidential. For appointments or more information, call 304-293-2311 or visit NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets nightly in the Morgantown and Fairmont areas. For more information, call the helpline at 800-766-4442 or visit ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets daily. To find a meeting, visit www. For those who need help urgently, call 304-291-7918. CARITAS HOUSE, a local nonprofit organization serving West Virginians with HIV/AIDS, needs donations of food and personal care items and volunteers to support all aspects of the organization’s activities. For more information, call 304-985-0021. SCOTT’S RUN SETTLEMENT HOUSE, a local outreach organization, needs volunteers for daily programs and special events. For more information or to volunteer, email or call 304-599-5020. CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING SERVICES are provided for free by the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. A walk-in clinic is offered weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Services include educational, career, individual, couples and group counseling. Please visit to find out more information. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN needs volunteers. WIC provides education, supplemental foods and immunizations for pregnant women and children under five years of age. This is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. For more information, call 304-598-5180 or 304-598-5185. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a United Way agency, is looking for volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-on-one community-based and school-based mentoring programs. To volunteer, call Sylvia at 304-983-2823, ext. 104 or email ROSENBAUM FAMILY HOUSE, which provides a place for adult patients and their families to stay while receiving medical care at WVU, is looking for service organizations to provide dinner for 20 to 40 Family House guests. For more information, call 304-598-6094 or email LITERACY VOLUNTEERS is seeking volunteers for one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and English as a second language. Volunteer tutors will complete tutor training, meet weekly with their adult learners, report volunteer hours quarterly, attend at least two in-

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service trainings per year and help with one fundraising event. For more information, call 304-296-3400 or email CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. THE CONDOM CLOSET is held in the Kanawha Room of the Mountainlair every Wednesday from 11 a.m.-noon. The closet sells condoms for 25 cents each or five for $1.00. THE CONDOM CARAVAN is held in the main area of the Mountainlair from noon-2 p.m. every Wednesday. The caravan sells condoms for 25 cents each or five for $1.00. MOUNTAINEER SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM is an all-volunteer nonprofit that promotes spay/neuter to reduce the number of homeless pets that are euthanized every year. M-SNAP needs new members to help its cause, as does ReTails, a thrift shop located in the Morgantown Mall. For more information, visit www.m-snap. org. THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE meets on the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon at Hatfields in the Mountainlair. All students and faculty are invited. For more information, email amy.keesee@ THE CHEMISTRY LEARNING CENTER, located on the ground floor of the Chemistry Research Laboratories, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. FREE STUDENT SUCCESS SUPPORT, presented by the WVU Office of Retention and Research, helps students improve on time management, note taking reading and study skills as well as get help with the transition to WVU. Free drop-in tutoring is also available every night of the week in different locations. For more information, visit or call 304-293-5811. THE M-TOWN MPOWERMENT PROJECT, a community-building program run by and geared toward young gay or bisexual men 18 to 29, is creating an environment in the Morgantown community where young men can feel empowered to make a difference in their lives. MPowerment also focuses on HIV and STD prevention education. For more information, call 304-319-1803. COMMUNITY NEWCOMERS CLUB is a group organized to allow new residents of the Morgantown area an opportunity to gather socially and assimilate into their new home community. For more information, visit NEW SPRING SEMESTER GROUP THERAPY OPPORTUNITIES are available for free at the Carruth Center. The groups include Understanding Self and Others, A Place for You, Sexual Assault Survivors Group, Social Anxiety Group and Solution Focused Therapy Group. For more information, call 304-2934431 or email tandy.mcclung@mail. THE FRIENDS OF THE MORGANTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY are seeking new members and volunteers for weekly book sale inventory. For more information, inquire at the front desk on Spruce St., downstairs during sales every Tuesday and the first and third Saturday of every month or call 304-292-7579. THE ROYCE J. AND CAROLINE B. WATTS MUSEUM, located in the Mineral Resources Building on the Evansdale Campus, presents its latest exhibit “Defying the Darkness: The Struggle for Safe and Sufficient Mine Illumination”through July 2012. The exhibit focuses on the history mining lights, and displays a wide variety of mine lighting implements. The Exhibit is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 304-293-4609 or email

HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year you have the flexibility to adjust and the ability to come up with unusual yet excellent ideas. If you are single, you appear to attract many admirers. With your charisma, knowing what you want could be instrumental. Having similar goals increases the odds for success. If you are attached, the two of you start acting like newlyweds. Plan a special trip or long-desired event. Your creativity surges. Plug it into your work, and other areas of your life as well. GEMINI draws out the kid in you. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Say what you will and do what you want, but be conscious of an aftermath or reaction. Some will smile and greet your thoughts positively. But don’t be surprised if someone has a response that is less than desired. Tonight: Scurry out the door. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHH Curb a need to have things your way. You suddenly could become rigid over a matter as simple as shopping. Loosen up; try other styles. You’ll discover that although different, they too have value. Use caution with overindulgence of any kind. Tonight: As you like. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH Your smiling ways warm the cockles of many people’s hearts. When you become too intellectual or are selling your logic, determined to be right, only then can there be a backfire. When making certain alliances, tone down your style, or at least try to! Tonight: The world is your oyster.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHH Take your time making a decision or verbalizing it. You might not think a project or concept is incomplete, but when new information floats through your door, you will be sure more thought is needed. Stay tuned in to the possibilities. Tonight: Get some extra R and R. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Listening to others -- and you have many “others” in your life -- is quite a skill. Sometimes one specific person nearly talks your ear off. Listen to what is being shared within a group of friends and how they foster their own ideas. You might not want to toss different ideas on these people, unless you can handle some flak! Tonight: Whatever you want. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH You could be very tired and drawn. You need to approach a situation with greater transparency. Others will like that they really know what you are doing. People will naturally support you in a period of conflict. Tonight: Have a long-overdue conversation. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH Your ability to get past a problem and see beyond the immediate interpersonal behavior points to the path of the winner. You will see that not everyone understands what you are up to. At this point, you don’t need them to. Don’t feel the need to explain. Tonight: Extend your boundaries. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH Be close to others, yet, as the saying goes, keep your enemies closer. A statement

can strike you as off or askew. Conversations are vital and direct. Air out another person’s opinions. Tonight: At home. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH Others seem to know what they are doing. You most certainly will know nothing until the results come in. You see life in an invigorated, dynamic manner. Others might overtake a project. Think positively. Tonight: The only answer is yes. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHH Focus on the task at hand. You easily could become distracted. Honor your sixth sense with an associate or acquaintance who punctuates your days. This sensitivity could be very important, financially and emotionally. Tonight: Know when to call it a night. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH Your sense of direction could make all the difference. You are able to make quite a difference by allowing your creativity to flow. Say what you are thinking to the right audience, and they will think you are a genius. To the wrong audience, you are an idiot. Pick and choose your occasions. Tonight: Start the weekend early. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHH You have no choice but to deal with a domestic matter. For some of you, this issue revolves around real estate. Discussions become animated. Don’t worry -- there simply is passion behind the talks. Tonight: Chill at home. BORN TODAY Novelist James Joyce (1882), model Christie Brinkley (1954), writer Ayn Rand (1905)


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Big-city fashion comes to Morgantown by Caitlin graziani A&E editor

Park & Madison, a new boutique located in the Suncrest Town Center in Morgantown.

Park & Madison sells clothing and accessories from some of today’s hottest designers.



Morgantown’s newest clothing boutique, Park & Madison, is bringing big-city fashion to Morgantown. Park & Madison, located in the Suncrest Town Center, is co-owned by West Virginia Universtiy graduates Shannon Coombs and Brittany Palumbo. “We knew the Suncrest Town Centre was begging for the type of boutique we wanted to offer. We wanted to cater to the more fashionable shopper in the 1660 age,” Coombs said. The store was designed from the ground up, starting only as gravel on the inside; Coombs and Palumbo were able to create a one-of-a-kind store. The idea for the store was created when Coombs and Palumbo found there was a need for the brand-name clothes and cosmetics that Morgantown res-

idents often travel to Pittsburgh, and even further, to obtain. “I like to think of us as a mini Nordstroms, sharing some of the same lines yet having a more intimate buying experience,” Coombs said. Betsey Johnson was the inspiration for the owners to open up Park & Madison; they keep a framed picture of themselves with Johnson in the store. The name of the boutique on which Coombs and Palumbo grew up – Coombs growing up on Park, Palumbo growing up on Madison– in New York City. putting the two names together to form their boutique name. “Nowhere around town carries the brands and cosmetics that we offer,” Palumbo said. “We go to New York City in the fall, and Las Vegas in the early spring to hand select all of our items. We analyze each item with our demographic in mind.” Park & Madison carries

Mirabella makeup is one of the makeup lines Park & Madison currently carries.

brands such as Betsey Johnson, BCBGeneration, Naughty Monkey and Jessica Simpson. In addition to the clothing and accessories, they also carry the makeup lines Stila and Mirabella and look to add more makeup lines in the future. With a makeup artist on hand, they are prepared to make you look your best from head to toe. “We plan to bring in more lines and keep growing; we will be extending the makeup lines,and launching men’s clothing in the future,” Palumbo said. “We also hope to launch our own clothing and makeup lines one day.” For more information on Park & Madison, you can check out their Facebook page or visit their website daa&


Ancient Shores, Full of Hell to play 123 Pleasant Street BY Hunter Homistek A&E Writer

123 Pleasant Street is set to host a heavy metal show sure to have concert goers banging their heads from start to finish with Full of Hell, Ancient Shores, Open Graves and Third Round Knockout filling out a hard-hitting bill. For fans of metal and hardcore music who like diversity, 123 Pleasant Street is the place to be tonight night, as each band brings its own style and flair within the heavy metal genre. “Thursday’s show will

bring four different styles of hardcore, some punk elements and definitely plenty of metal,” said Louis Guiliani, owner of 123 Pleasant Street. “No matter one’s taste, if you are a fan of metal, you certainly should be stoked this show is happening.” The show’s headliner, Full of Hell, is quickly making a name for itself in the hardcore scene with its ferocious and unrelenting approach to the genre. “I don’t think Full of Hell will be playing at this level for long. Their star is rising,”

Guiliani said. Combining elements of hardcore, doom and sludge metal, Full of Hell appeals to a wide spectrum of heavy metal fans, and this is what sets them apart from others in the genre. A jaunt through their latest release, “Roots of Earth Are Consuming My Home,” exemplifies this notion. Track to track, one will find different styles from sludge to hardcore, but the band maintains a signature heavy sound throughout. Its ability to remain true to its own sound while drawing

inspiration from others has shaped the band’s success, and Full of Hell will be pulverizing the stage at 123 with this brand of metal. Also on the bill Thursday night is torchbearer of the local metal scene, Ancient Shores. Ancient Shores dedicates itself to professionalism and a high energy live show, and this has generated the group’s success to this point in its career. “We take pride in the music we write so whether we’re practicing or playing live or recording, we are always go-

ing to the same place inside ourselves,” said guitarist BJ Rochinich. “We really want to make a dense impression every time somebody sees us live.” Signed to A389 Recordings, Ancient Shores understands what is expected of a professional act, and the group is excited to demonstrate its skills for those in attendance tonight. “We have played there before, and it feels like a very natural place for us,” Rochinich said. “There are consistencies that we enjoy such as good

music between bands, good technical work and a rich history.” Ancient Shores will be looking to add to 123’s rich history Thursday, and, with Full of Hell, Open Graves, and Third Round Knockout, the show promises not to disappoint. If you’re a fan of metal and hardcore music, 123 Pleasant Street is the only place you should be tonight. The cover charge is $5, and you must be 18 to enter and 21 to drink. daa&

WVU opera performance to honor famous composer Milton Granger by Christina Gutierrez a&E writer

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center will host a special musical event titled, “What’s Love Got to do With It?” performed by the Opera Theatre Program. The event will serve as an ode to the upcoming lovers holiday. The four-day-long event will feature different, interesting interpretations of love with each performance. “We’re taking four different looks at love and the results of it, and what it means,” said Robert Thieme, WVU professor and director of the

opera theater program. Thieme has been the director of the WVU Opera Theatre since 1985 and became the coordinator of vocal studies in 1996. There will be one-act operas: Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti,” today and Saturday. On Friday and Sunday, the program will present Milton Granger’s one-act operas, “The Proposal” and “Test Tube.” The opera, all with varied views on love, are also from very different eras. The four shows are from three different producers from the 19th

century to present day. “Milton Granger, will be here for Sunday’s performance,” Thieme said. On Sunday, the awardwinning, Granger will be in attendance during the opera performance. There will also be a reception held in Granger ‘s honor after Sunday’s performance at 3:15 p.m. Sunday. Granger is a noted pianist, conductor and awardwinning composer, lyricist and librettist of six chamber operas, two children’s musicals and several musical plays. Among his countless contributions to the musical world, the “The Proposal” and “Test Tube” are just two of his unique compositions. Granger’s “The Proposal”

is a comedic opera about a woman who discusses her recent marriage proposal with her five alter egos. “The five alter egos are a five-year-old girl, the security officer who worries about her house, and the sensuous woman, the Statue of Liberty who is kind of a feminist figure and, of course, Mother Teresa, who is there to keep things under control,” Thieme said. The woman and her five alter egos will be performed by Cynthia Ortiz, Callie Merz, Sharon Lankford, Sarah Plata, Samantha DeStefano and Nicoletta Ciampa. “Test Tube,” another one of Granger’s off-beat comedies, looks at love through video dating services. Interestingly,

parts of the opera and actually pre-recorded on video. “Test Tube” is directed by Cynthia Ortiz with performances by Joshua Stubbs, Sarah Nale, Julie Kremm, Mary Beth Withers and Jennifer Berkebile. The piece is a multimedia piece which will feature videos and live acting, as well as a combination of both. “It’s a very interesting concept and a little bit difficult to pull off,” Thieme said. The shows begin today in the Antoinette Falbo Theatre at 7:30 p.m., with additional performances through Sunday. Tickets for “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” are $10 for the general public, $6 for senior citizens, and $5 for

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Holgorsen signs 26 to first recruiting class at West Virginia, five already enrolled by ben gaughan

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All of the hard work, traveling across the country and persuading young high school athletes, all came down to one day. That day – national signing day – ended with the West Virginia football team taking in 26 players for the class of 2012. West Virginia Head coach Dana Holgorsen and his coaching staff brought in 14 players on offense and 12 on defense to add to the 2012 Orange Bowl champion team. “Overall, pretty happy with what we got,” Holgorsen said at press conference. “There really wasn’t any area that we had to stockpile. Recruiting

is not an exact science to the point to where you can dictate what you can get. At the end you have to take what you’ve got. As far as the balance, guys, we’re really excited about where we’re at with it.” The Mountaineers added one quarterback, two running backs, four offensive linemen, one tight end, six receivers, three defensive linemen, three linebackers, four safeties and two corners to the team. Out of all the recruits combined, there were 11 players from the state of Florida, four from Ohio, four from Texas, three from Maryland, two from New Jersey, and one each from Minnesota and Pennsylvania. Adding a little bit at every

position was exactly what Holgorsen was looking to do. The 11 players from Florida are the most the team has ever recruited in one season from the Sunshine state. “I do think that the Orange Bowl helped create a lot of excitement down there,” Holgorsen said. “That’s as many as we’ve ever got out of Florida. “Texas continues to be a state that we’re going to continue to get into based on where we want to pull some kids from going into the Big 12 conference.” Five of the 26 players were already committed and on campus this semester. Those players are the ones Holgorsen and his staff have been paying the most attention to

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right now, as the other recruits can’t join the team until June 10. They include defensive lineman Imarjaye Albury, quarterback Ford Childress, safeties Karl Joseph and Sean Walters and wide receiver Jordan Thompson. “Those are the most important five to us right now because they’re in here working out everyday, and we’re able to spend time with them and keep up with their academics,” he said. “Those five guys should be able to come in and help us right away in the spring.” Albury is a 6-foot-1, 280-pound lineman form Northwestern High School in Miami, Fla. He was a two-year starter and went 16-6 in games

he started. “Big, strong guy…Was a force for them for a couple of years. (We’re) excited to have him on campus,” Holgorsen said. The player that could be Geno Smith’s replacement, Ford Childress, stands tall at 6-foot-4, 210-pounds. He is a three-star recruit, according to and went 20-1 as the starting quarterback for Kinkaid High School in Houston, Texas. Childress threw for 3,171 yards and and 41 touchdowns in 10 games during his senior season. He also got offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College and Oklahoma State. “He’s been in a passing offense for the last three years

Brandon Napoleon always wanted to be like his dad Eugene. Growing up, he got to hear stories from his grandmother about his dad’s playing days as a running back with the West Virginia football team in the late ’80s – and that’s when he knew what he was going to do. When Brandon signed his National Letter of Intent Wednesday and officially became a member of next year’s Mountaineer team, it was one of the best days of his life. “This was definitely a bonding moment for us. To make this decision on my terms, with him standing by my side through everything was great,” Brandon said. “I’ll be getting to play college ball at the same place he got to play, and it goes to show that hard work can really pay off. “It was great to have my mom and dad right there next to me the whole time. It got a little emotional at times.” But when they look back on this time, they won’t just get to say that playing in a WVU uniform was the only thing they shared. Much like the situation Brandon went through in the last few weeks, when David Lockwood left with two other defensive coaches for Arizona, Eugene had to deal with the coach who recruited him leaving before he went to play his freshman season at Pittsburgh before trans-

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and understands what we do offensively,” Holgorsen said. “He beat a lot of people out, all the way from the west coast to the east coast, so excited to have him up here.” Joseph comes from Edgewater High school in Orlando, Fla. He finished his senior season with 126 tackles (97 solo), three sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, four blocked punts and two blocked field goals. “He’s been doing an unbelievable job in the weight room,” Holgorsen said of Joseph. “It’s not going to take him long to adjust, physically. He’s 5’9, 190 pounds and has got muscles sticking out ev-

The student section at West Virginia men’s basketball game’s was abysmal during the first half of the season. Students were rarely in the upper section – even West VIrginia head coach Bob Huggins

had to call out the students. While the West Virginia men’s basketball team has struggled, the students have been just as good as they’ve been in the last four years. More than 2,500 students have attended each of the last two home games. To put that in perspective, the student are allotted just 2,000 seats per game. A season-high 2,590 attended the Cincinnati game

earlier this month, and 2,523 attended Monday’s Backyard Brawl against Pittsburgh. ESPN analyst Jay Bilas told WV Illustrated that West Virginia’s student section is as good as any in the country. After Huggins received an undeserved technical foul early in the second half, the student section was the loudest I’ve ever

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Brandon Napoleon was recruited to West Virginia as an athlete. He played quarterback and cornerback at St. Peter’s Prep (N.J.). ferring to WVU for his last three years. Oftentimes, a situation like that could cause a player to change his mind and follow the coach to his new school, but that wasn’t going to be the case for Brandon. “I didn’t commit to the school just because of the coaches. I want to go there because of the school and how good the program is,” he said. “Everybody has to do what they have to do. I was lucky that I knew all along what I wanted to do and I knew, in the end, West Virginia is the place I want to play.” The news of Lockwood’s

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WVU adds Wade to coaching staff by sebouh majarian sports writer

As Jill Kramer helps her athletes find their identity on the volleyball court, she, too, is in the process of establishing an identity of her program in her quest to make West Virginia a more prominent figure in the collegiate ranks. Last season, the Mountaineers had a record of 7-19, including a 5-9 mark in the Big East. The team finished No. 11 in the conference and failed to qualify for the conference tournament. Kramer, a San Antonio, Texas, native, has brought a new culture and atmosphere to the volleyball program in her time in Morgantown. She has already used her Texas connections to bring in a new assistant coach, along with a new addition to the roster. The former Virginia assistant added Ted Wade to her coaching staff. Wade and Kramer are no strangers to one another as the two were assistants at Virginia for more than two years. Wade has an impressive resume, serving as the associate director of the Junior Volleyball Association of Austin and was also a volunteer assistant coach at University of Texas. It was during his time coaching in the Lone Star State where Kramer was acquainted with Wade. Wade had coached as an as-

sistant at UVA for four years and had also been an assistant coach with the USA youth and junior national teams for more than six years, piling up an 18-5 record. “We got to do a lot of the things (at Virginia) we’re doing here actually,” Kramer said. “We worked to put the foundation down for a program and we learned a lot from it. You learn a lot from a situation like that where you’re trying to get a program off the ground and into the national limelight.” Kramer and Wade worked together to bring in two nationally ranked recruiting classes at No. 15 and No. 9 and hope to have similar results at WVU. Bringing in top recruits might be easier with Wade working with the USA select team, which will feature the top recruits from the 2014-15 classes. As she enters her third year, Kramer plans on putting WVU on the map as a school that will attract more recruits and envisions making the WVU Coliseum a hostile environment for opponents. “Whether it’s getting out in the community and making sure people know what the sport’s really about, and how exciting it really is, and making sure kids from all over the country understand that volleyball is going to be raised to another level here,” Kramer said.

Kramer, a Texas Christian University alumna, has continued to retool the program, welcoming new additions Arielle Allen and Brittany Sample to the roster this semester. Allen comes to WVU from Western Wyoming Community College where she was named first team all-conference in 2011 and was also named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association second-team. In two seasons at WWCC she totaled 537 kills and 226 blocks. “She has the presence and the size to be a really good outside hitter at a high level,” Kramer said. “She’s a mature player, and we’re really going to sell out putting her on the outside, and she’s done great in practice so far.” West Virginia struggled to get into a rhythm offensively last season, leading Kramer to make changes to her practices and meeting with her setters helping them find their “swagger.” Sample is Kramer’s first recruit to come from Texas, and is one of two setters currently on the team. The Lewisville, Texas, native was most recently named to the 201112 AVCA Under Armour honorable mention All-American team. Kramer has shown Sample and Karly Rasmussen footage of setters who compete at high levels, with the hopes that the girls can identify what type of

player they want to become. “It’s not for them to emulate those people, but for them to understand that these people are all very good, and they’re all very different,” Kramer said. “Some kept it simple and passed the same way; others were really flashy and did really cool things with the ball.” Although she is still limited, Halle Kearney has joined her new teammates at practices after returning from an ankle injury that limited her to just 51 sets in her freshman season. Finding an identity for the team has been difficult for Kramer with the coaching and conference changes, but she is excited for what next season holds whether it’s Big 12 or Big East competition. One thing’s for certain – the Mountaineers will face stiffer competition whenever they make the leap to the Big-12. Three Big-12 teams finished in the final top-25 AVCA coaches’ poll while there were no Big East teams. Cincinnati was the lone representative for the Big East in the top-25 RPI rankings. “Everybody has a tough trip. Everybody has their first trip to Morgantown,” Kramer said. “We want to welcome them here, and show them what a great environment we can have here for volleyball, and get people talking about it.”

Former St. Louis coach Charlie Spoonhour passes away (AP) — Charlie Spoonhour won big wherever he went, and left ‘em all smiling. The popular, homespun coach who put Missouri State on the map with five NCAA tournament appearances and led Saint Louis to three more with a mixture of sharpshooting and tenacious defense known as Spoonball, died Wednesday after a two-year battle with a lung disease. He was 72. “Charlie was one of a kind,” Missouri Valley Conference commissioner Doug Elgin

said. “He was magnetic, charismatic. Just an unforgettable character.” Spoonhour was diagnosed in 2010 with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which required a transplant at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. He died in nearby Chapel Hill, N.C., said Chuck Harker, the funeral director at Walker’s Funeral Home in Chapel Hill. In 19 seasons as a Division I head coach, the last three at UNLV from 2001-04, Spoonhour compiled a record of 373-202.

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departure wasn’t just disappointing for Brandon but his father as well. The elder Napoleon and Lockwood played together for two seasons at WVU. “You’re talking about a 30year relationship,” Eugene said. “I don’t begrudge anybody for doing what they need to do to better the situation for them and their family though.”


Continued from page 7 erywhere. You can see on film that he’ll be able to come up and hit you.” Walters, out of Hallandale, Fla. Is another big, lean safety. He didn’t play his junior year of high school, but had a productive senior season, with 89 tackles and 29 pass breakups. “He’s a rangy guy that can cover a lot of ground,” Holgorsen said. “(He’ll) probably gain some weight and be able to move down and probably play some outside linebacker as well.” Thompson comes out of Katy, Texas, and is not big, at 5-foot-9, 163 pounds. But, he was the second leading re-


Continued from page 7 heard in any athletic venue other than September’s football game between West Virginia and LSU. During Monday’s game, the student section stood the entire time and was in unison with its chants all night long. Students were camped out Sunday night – just hours after the Mountaineers fell to Syracuse in a heartbreaker. As Monday’s game drew closer, more and more students flocked to the Coliseum. Students skipped classes and showed up early to start the creation of a massive line. By the time the gates opened just an hour and a half before tipoff, the line stretched back to the Mountaineer Tennis Courts.

“Coach Spoon was an incredible person,” said Dave Rice, current head coach at UNLV and a former UNLV assistant under Spoonhour. “I learned so much from him about coaching, but more important, he taught us how to keep things in perspective and showed us how to be better people.” Spoonhour lost none of his popularity after ending his coaching career, serving as TV analyst for the Missouri Valley Conference, and was in high demand on the banquet cir-

cuit. Retired Missouri State athletics director Bill Rowe, who hired Spoonhour to his first Division I head coaching job, recalled a Will Rogers-like wit. “Give him a napkin and four or five words and that’s all it took,” Rowe said. “He’d have the place in stitches.” Rick Majerus was well aware of Spoonhour’s legacy when he was hired as Saint Louis coach. The Billikens were ranked for one week earlier this season, their first appearance in the Top 25 since Spoonhour’s glory days in 1994.

And when that situation came about, and Brandon could have chosen to follow the coaches west to Arizona, the Napoleon family sat down and had a talk. “I believe commitment means what it means for a reason,” Eugene said. “That’s something that we’ve always tried to instill in Brandon. “If he tells somebody he’s going to do something, he’s going to do it.” Regardless of whether or not the coaches stayed in Morgan-

town, Brandon’s mind was already made up. He wasn’t planning on going anywhere. “Throughout this whole process, (my dad) always told me to just go with my heart,” he said. “He never wanted me to choose WVU just because he went there; he never pressured me. He always just wanted me to do my own thing. “Whenever I’ve been to West Virginia, I’ve just always felt like I was at home.”

ceiver in all of Houston in high school. Holgorsen feels he will be a good addition in the slot. “(Thompson) is not a very big guy, but as we found out last year with Dustin (Garrison), you come in and you get into a program, you’re going to gain weight, and as long as can play you’re going to be able to play,” Holgorsen said. Other recruits coming to WVU are wide receiver Deontay McManus and cornerback Brandon Napoleon. McManus is a 6-foot-1, 210-pound receiver out of Dunbar High school in Md. This is the same school that current receiver Tavon Austin came from. “One of the most highly rated guys that we have. Very

highly recruited guy. He came in in the summer and was solid since day one,” Holgorsen said. “Physically, I can tell you right now, he’s ready to play at the next level. We have to get him here, and we have to teach him what to do. We have to get his skills right to the point to where he can get out there can compete at the next level.” Napoleon, out of St. Peter’s Prep High School in N.J., was a two-year starter and is able to play several positions. He actually played quarterback in high school. “(Napoleon) comes from a great family,” Holgorsen said. “(He) is a guy that can do a lot of different things.”


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1 & 2 BedroomApartments Furnished 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance & Enforcement Officer Off Street Parking DOWNTOWN PROPERTIES Phone: 304-413-0900 STARTING AS LOW AS $470.00 PER PERSON INCLUDE ALL UTILITIES

Glenlock N. 1 BR & 2 BR Courtyard E. 1BR & 2 BR Glenlock S. 2BR Metro Towers 1BR PLUS UTILITIES Courtyard W. 2BR w w w. m e t r o p r o p e r t y m g m t . n e t SUNNYSIDE. NICE 2BR. 1/BA. WD. C/AC-HEAT $750/mo+ utilities. Small yard. Porch. NO PETS. Available 5/16/12. Lease/dep. 296-1848. Leave message.

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. 2-3 BR. WALK TO CLASS. Parking. Some utilities. No Pets. Available June 1, 2012. Lease/Deposit. Max Rentals 304-291-8423.

3/BR, 2/BA TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT. Walking distance to downtown campus. $1290/mo, includes utilities. Call 304-282-8769. NO PETS. Visit:!

3BR, Downtown, First St. $400+ util.(per person), 2BR Evansdale, Bakers Land $425+ util.(per person). Scott Properties, LLC 304-319-6000 or

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Now Leasing 2012 1 & 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Apartments Prices Starting at $495 Garages, W/D, Walk In Closets Sparkling Pool Minutes to Hospitals & Downtown

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2BR/2BA 3BR/3BA Evansdale, Sunnyside. W/D, CA/C, DW, Free Parking. Lease/deposit. Pet Friendly. 304-669-5571. 3/4BR APARTMENT (1 side of duplex), Large, W/D, Walk to Town&Campus, off street parking, $395/person, available May 16th, call/text 304-290-3347.

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1BR IN GREAT CONDITION, large and convenient located at 779 Snider Street, free W/D facilities, parking. $500 all utilities included. 304-288-3308

304-599-1880 FIVE (5) 1/BR APARTMENTS NOW available. West Run, Morgantown. $600/mo each plus $300/dep. NO PETS. Call Jess: 304-290-8572. GILMORE STREET APARTMENTS. 1/2/3BR Apartments. Available May.Open floor plan. Large Kit, Deck, AC, W/D. Off University Avenue.1 block from 8th street. Call or text 304-767-0765 or 304-276-7528. GREEN PROPERTIES. Close to downtown. Beautiful 3BR, 2BTH, A/C, W/D, DW, and Hardwood floors. $370/per person. NO PETS 304-216-3402.

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“The Largest & Finest Selection of Properties” Now Leasing for 2012-2013 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Unfurnished 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance & Enforcement Officer Off Street parking

DOWNTOWN PROPERTIES Phone: 304-413-0900 STARTING AS LOW AS $510.00 PER PERSON Glenlock 2BR 2BA $510/Person $1020

A 3 BR 3 BATH DUPLEX. W/D. A/C, DW. Off-street parking. 10 minutes walk from main campus.$1200/month without utility. 304-319-0437.

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6BR (2APTS) HOUSE IN SOUTH PARK. 2 kitchens. 2 baths. W/D. Utilities included. June 1 Lease. $435/person. 304-292-5714.

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TWO APARTMENTS: 2/3 BR—W/D, Off-street parking. 3/BR—W/D. Leases start 05/15/12. Garbage, cable not included. 717 Willey Street up from Arnold Hall. No Smoking, No Pets 304-685-9550.

WILKINS RENTALS 304-292-5714 Now Leasing for 2012 - 2013 Apartments & Houses Close to Campus & South Park Locations All Include Utilities and Washer/Dryer Many Include Parking Pets Considered Rents as low as $420/mo per person Lease and Deposit Campus Area - 3 & 4 BR Apts. & Houses

Between Campuses - 4 BR Houses

AVERY APARTMENTS 1BR/1BA with DW, WD, hard wood floors, free fitness room, sun bed and WIFI. Close to town$650+electric. 304-692-9296.

Copperfield 1 & 2BR Copperfield 2BR/2BA

Barrington North NOW LEASING FOR 2012 Prices Starting at $605 2 Bedroom 1 Bath

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1 BR Downtown Location, Private Porch, Some utilities paid, $450+deposit lease, parking. 304-685-6565 or 304-685-5210.

BEVERLY AVE. APARTMENT. 2-3-4/BR Well-maintained. Off-street parking. W/D. DW. A/C. NO PETS. Available 5/16/12. 304-241-4607. If no answer: 304-282-0136.

2 BR 2 BA. Stewarts Town Road. W/D.AC. Garage. $700/month. No pets.Text or call 304-288-6374.

GREEN PROPERTIES: Close to downtown. 1 BR Apts. $470-$570/mo. No pets. 304-216-3402.

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1BR Spacious, Attractive, Private Wall to Wall Carpeting Heat included Off-Street Parking No Pets Lease and Deposit

Minutes to PRT 304-296-3919 LARGE 1BR APARTMENT located at 320 Stewart St. In very good condition and very near downtown campus. $425 + utilities. Call 304-288-3308 NOW OR MAY. 1, 2, & 3 BR Close to main campus. Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher, Private Parking. Pets w/fee. 508-788-7769. 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. NOW SHOWING! 1,2,3,4BR Apartments Downtown for May 2012. Please NO PETS. 304-296-5931.


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In Sunnyside 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Unfurnished Townhomes With covered Parking $625 per person Now Leasing

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STARCITY. AVAILABLE NOW .2BR/1BA LARGE, carpeted, DW, WD, GAS, AC. off st parking. NO PETS/SMOKING. $575/M 304-692-1821.

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MUST SEE MALE/FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED close to Arnold hall excellent condition, W/D & parking. Individual lease. $395-$450 all utilities included. 304-288-1572 or 304-296-8491.

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WELL-MAINTAINED 3/BR HOUSE UNIT. Located close to main campus. 834 Naomi St. W/D, Microwave, D/W, Free off-street parking. $400/mo/per person including utilities. No Pets. Call Rick 724-984-1396.

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NEW TOWNHOMES LEASE STARTING Available in May/August. Garage, Laundry, All Appliances included. $420/mo. per person. 304-212-8107 or 304-494-2400

WALKING DISTANCE TO DOWNTOWN. 2BR, 1 1/2 BTH, Laundry Room, Parking Permit. 501 Beverly Ave. $800 plus util. 304-685-9300

AVAILABLE MAY. Large, well maintained 2 bedroom conveniently located in 8 West Park, Westover. 7 min walk to Walnut PRT. Central A/C, DW, free W/D facilities, Storage facilities, parking. $375+elec. Garbage paid. 304-288-3308


AVAILABLE IN AUGUST. 4BR HOUSE walking distance to Downtown. Off st parking and WD. $1200/month+utilities. 304-216-2341

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3BR, LARGE, NEW CARPET, SOUTH PARK. $425/person, avail May 16th, call/text 304-290-3347



217, 221, 225, 227 JONES, 617 NORTH STREET. Apts & Houses 1,2,3,4BR, excellent condition. $325 to $395each plus utilities. NO PETS. All have off street parking with security lighting. E. J. Stout 304-685-3457

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FURNISHED HOUSES 4/BR CONDO. PRIVATE BATH. Walk-in closets. W/D. $390/mo. per room includes utilities. Pool, Volleyball. Contact Yvonne: (302)270-4497 leave message. AVAILABLE MAY 15TH FULLY FURNISHED 5BR/ 3BATH. On downtown campus. $300/person. Plus utilities. W/D/DW. lease and deposit required. Small pets ok with deposit.304-599-6001. JEWELMANLLC.COM close to downtown, next to Arnold Hall. 3,4,5&6/BR houses. Excellent condition. A/C, W/D, parking and yard. Utilities included. No dogs. 12 month lease. 304-288-1572 or 296-8491 NEAR STADIUM! 3BR house, modern kitchen/bath, w/d, off street parking$440/person/month plus utilities; owner pays garbage. Call Steve at 304-288-6012 NEW HOUSE AVAILABLE MAY 15 ON Downtown Campus. 5BR, 3BA, family room, game room, living room, lease/dep required. NO PETS. Off st parking, DW, WD, etc. 304-599-6001

UNFURNISHED HOUSES 232 COBUN. AWESOME HISTORIC VICTORIAN HOME. Large 6 to 8 bedrooms. 2 full size kitchens. 3 full bathrooms. 2 W/D . In very good conditions. Must See! Starting at $450 per person. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED. If you want to be the envy of your friends. Call 304-288-3308. giuliani-properties 3,4,5,6 BR HOUSES walk to class. Some parking. W/D. No Pets. Available June 1,2012. Lease./Deposit. Max Rentals 304-291-8423. 3BR. 2 FULL BATH. W/D. $900/MONTH. Please call 304-983-2529. 3/BR, 2/BA RANCH ON 1 ACRE. CAC. 10 minutes from both hospitals. $1100/mo. NO PETS. Call 304-282-8769. 4BR, LARGE, COBEN AVE, SOUTH PARK, WD, Free Parking, Very Close to town, $395/person, Avail May 16, call/text 304-290-3347

NEEDED FOR SUBLET 3/BR, 3.5 bath, CopperBeech Townhome. $449/mo.+utils. Cable included. Bus to Downtown. Call 240.216.1937 or email TWO FEMALE ROOMMATES NEEDED Nice 3BR Apartment, close to downtown campus, $420/monthly includes 1.5/BA WD,DW, AC, Parking, and Utilities. NO PETS, NO ALCOHOL, Lease begins in May. 304-379-9851.

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

HELP WANTED BARTENDING UP TO $300 A DAY potential. No experience necessary. Age 18 plus. Training available. 800-965-6520 Ext. 285 JERSEY SUBS HIRING DELIVERY DRIVERS and pizza and line cooks. Apply in person at 1756 Mile Ground Rd. Must have experience. MARIO’S FISHBOWL NOW HIRING a part time cook and server. Apply in person at 704 Richwood Avenue.

YARD SALE ITEMS COLONIAL PARK APARTMENTS. 3292 UNIVERSITY AVE. Apt. 506. February 4-5th 8am to 5pm. Estate sale. Everything must go. Furniture, house hold appliances, records, jewelry, etc.



Thursday February 2, 2012

women’s basketball

Dunning leads West Virginia past South Florida, 55-52 by cody schuler sports writer

Fueled by a powerful performance from redshirt junior center Ayana Dunning, West Virginia was able to hold off a late surge by South Florida and emerge with a 55-52 road victory last night. Dunning paced the Mountaineers with 15 points and grabbed a game-high 17 rebounds. West Virginia outrebounded South Florida 5128 for the game. Dunning’s offensive output was especially important because redshirt sophomore guard Christal Caldwell was limited to 4-of-19 shooting from the field. Caldwell, who played 39 minutes, finished the game with 10 points – extending her streak of scoring in double-figures to ten consecutive games. West Virginia only got a combined 14 points out of junior center Asya Bussie and sophomore guards Taylor Palmer and Brooke Hampton. The trio was averaging a combined 31.3 ppg entering last night’s contest. Freshman guard Linda Stepney finished with nine points – seven of which came from the free-throw line. The Mountaineers (16-6,

6-3) trailed 25-22 at halftime despite starting with an 11-1 lead. With 17:25 remaining in the second half, Caldwell sunk a pair of free throws to recapture the lead at 28-27. It would be a lead West Virginia would never relinquish, though it didn’t always appear that way. With 4:13 remaining in the game, Caldwell made a layup to put the Mountaineers ahead by eleven points – their largest lead of the second half. After that play, the Bulls’ started to make things interesting. Senior guard Jasmine Wynne knocked in a pair of free-throws and a then converted on a three-point play to get things started. Wynne netted a doubledouble in the process of leading the Bulls in scoring. She finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds. South Florida went on a 12-3 run over the next 3:09 to close the Mountaineers’ lead to just two points with 1:02 to play. A Stepney free-throw put West Virginia up 55-52 with 23 seconds remaining, and South Florida would turn the ball over on the ensuing possession. Bussie missed a pair of free-throws with 14 seconds on the clock and the Bulls

got one final look for sharpshooting freshman guard Inga Orekhova. Orekhova, who was the Bulls’ only other scorer in double-figures with 10, got off a three-point try with 00:05 left on the clock, but she could not find her mark and the Mountaineers finally secured the win. Both teams were suspect to poor shooting on the night; West Virginia shot 32.6 percent from the game – just a shade better than the Bulls’ 30.2 percent outing. The Mountaineers also had a subpar evening from the charity stripe, converting on just 64 percent of its tries. West Virginia turned the ball over 19 times to South Florida’s 10. Both teams registered 10 assists, with Stepney’s four leading the Mountaineers. With the win, West Virginia extended its all-time lead in the series to 7-1. The win gives West Virginia some momentum as it heads into a three-game stretch of consecutive top-15 opponents. The first of those games will come on Saturday when the Mountaineers host No. 14 Louisville. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. at the Coliseum. Redshirt junior Ayana Dunning finished with 15 points and 17 rebounds against South Florida.

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WVU travels to State College for third time this season by amit batra sports writer

The West Virginia track and field team returns to Stage College, Pa., for the third time this season in the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup. WVU hopes to continue its recent success at State College. They have had many girls qualify for the Big East Indoor Championships at Penn State throughout the season. “In many ways, going to Penn State is like an extended home meet for us,” said coach Sean Cleary. “We are very familiar with the trip and the facility. This weekend marks the last true test of the indoor season before hocking home to prepare for the Big East Conference Championships. “We will add a few more names this weekend in the

hopes to increase our numbers for the Big East meet.” This meet is what the Mountaineers will hope to use as experience and preparation for the Big East Indoor Championships in mid-February. “For the indoor season, we are looking to gain experience for outdoors,” Cleary said. “We set our goals at the beginning of the year. We emphasize cross country and outdoor track.” WVU has had a successful indoor season to date. The indoor schedule is a basis of preparation for the outdoor season. With such a long season, the Mountaineers have to pick their battles. “In our sport, having to compete for nine straight months we must pick our battles,” Cleary said. “Indoors we are looking to qualify as many as

we can for the Big East Championships and gain the experience that we need for a successful outdoor season. I feel that we have three to four more that can qualify to run in New York in three weeks.” Distance runner Kaylyn Christopher will be running in the 600-meter Saturday. She also feels that Penn State is almost a second home for the team during the indoor season. “I’m entered to run in the 600 meter, which is a lot shorter than I’m used to as a distance runner,” Christopher said. “The main focus for me will be to get used to running fast and be in competitive mode. I need to go in with a mind that I need to win a short race and momentarily put away my training as a long-distance runner. “It helps to be familiar with the track. Penn State is a second home for us during the indoor season. We’re there frequently, and it’s an easy drive. They have great facilities, and you can earn fast times.” Like many other runners, Christopher feels that she’ll have a chance to make the Big East Championships for the Indoor Season. “I do plan on going to the Big East Conference Championships for the indoor season, but not likely in the 600-meter that I’ll be running in this Saturday,” Christopher said. “I may try to earn a Big East qualifying time next week at the Blue-Gold Meet.”

Nebraska put on two years probation by NCAA due to textbook violations


Nebraska athletic director, Tom Osbourne, said he regrets the violations occurred, but is pleased that no members of any coaching staff of the university was involved. LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The NCAA put Nebraska on two years’ probation and endorsed the school’s self-imposed fine of $38,000 on Wednesday as part of an impermissible benefits case involving textbooks and school supplies. The NCAA spared Nebraska a stiffer punishment for what the Division I Committee on Infractions determined to be major violations across multiple sports over multiple years. Nebraska reported the problem and last July acknowledged

that it had improperly distributed nearly $28,000 in textbooks and other school supplies to athletes from 2007-10. The school initially proposed that the athletic department pay a fine of $28,000. Athletic department spokesman Keith Mann said the university bookstore is adding $10,000 to the amount because it believed it shared culpability. The $38,000 will be donated to local charities and the probation will run through Jan. 31, 2014. “We are pleased the NCAA chose to accept our self-imposed




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penalties without additional sanctions,” athletic director Tom Osborne said in a statement. “We are also pleased that the NCAA Committee on Infractions noted there was no intent to violate NCAA rules and no members of our coaching staffs were involved in the matter. We regret that this violation occurred.” The NCAA allows schools to cover the cost of required course textbooks in athletic scholarships but not extra, professor-recommended books. Nebraska said it uncovered the violation on its own and determined that 492 athletes in 19 sports received books and supplies that were not required. Individual athletes received a benefit ranging from approximately $580 to incidental amounts, the NCAA said. Because the violations included a large number of student-athletes and sports over portions of five academic years, the university agreed it failed to monitor its program. Osborne said the athletic department failed to properly communicate with the bookstore concerning the NCAA rule regarding the use of athletic department funds for the purchase of required and recommended textbooks. “We have taken corrective measures to ensure a violation of this type does not happen again,” Osborne said. Nebraska said in its report to the NCAA that there was no intentional wrongdoing, monetary reward or competitive advantage gained by the athletes involved. The school said the average extra benefit was less than $60 per athlete. The total value was calculated by taking the cost of the book when purchased, minus the amount refunded to athletics when the books were returned.

The DA 02-02-2012  

The February 2 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper.