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“Little good is accomplished without controversy, and no civic evil is ever defeated without publicity.”

Volume 125, Issue 147

SGA administration inaugurated by bryan bumgardner associate city editor

The end of the semester marks a new beginning for the Student Government Association of West Virginia University. The new 2012-13 SGA administration was officially sworn into office Sunday. SGA Vice President Jarred Zuccari and SGA President Zach Redding gave inaugural speeches

at the event, which was held at the WVU Erickson Alumni center. “Today we are here to celebrate a victory. Not for ourselves or our party, but for the students of this University,” Redding said. “We will step up to the plate and represent the students of this University to our greatest ability. “We are prepared to cultivate a new student government and a new direction,”

Students, city prepare for Student Move Out By Lacey Palmer Staff Writer

While the student moveout process at West Virginia University may be hectic, the city of Morgantown is doing everything it can to make the process run as smoothly as possible. Student move out begins May 3 and will run through May 12. Each year, the city prepares for the mass exodus of West Virginia University students from apartments and dormitories to their hometowns. Jason Keefer, a sophomore student from Colorado, said he was excited to leave his small dorm space, but he would have a difficult time packing for the trip home. “I’m stoked to get out of the dorm because it’s so small,” Keefer said. “However, the only things I’m taking home with me are the very valuables such as my laptop, headphones and others.” Traditionally, as students prepare to leave the city, they leave behind a large volume of trash. In order to alleviateimproper waste disposal around Morgantown, the city has provided extra dumpsters for those students

who pay regular weekly trash pick-up fees. The dumpsters will be placed on Grant Avenue, Beverly Avenue, McLane Avenue, Willey Street, Garrison Avenue and Brockway Avenue on May 3 and will be regularly emptied. The Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority’s ECyclable Program, which encourages students to properly recycle electronic items that are no longer in working condition, is another opportunity for students to get rid of items they no longer wish to keep. The United Way’s Blue & Gold Mine sale, which is an annual rummage sale to help keep items that could be of use to others out of the landfills allows students to donate unwanted items to encourage a second life for resources. “I refuse to throw anything away. Anything I no longer have a use for, I know someone less fortunate would die to have, so I’ll give it to them,” Keefer said. “Why throw something away when you can make someone’s day?” University conservation specialist Traci Liebig said

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E.A.R.T.H. 5k race raises environmental awareness By Carlee Lammers City Editor

Members of the Morgantown community were challenged to “go for the green” as they raced for environmental awareness Saturday. Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority, the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners and The Dominion Post sponsored the annual Impact E.A.R.T.H 5K race at the Ruby McQuain Memorial Park. Impact E.A.R.T.H., which stands for Environmental Awareness and Respecting Tomorrow’s Home, strives to create awareness about the wide variety of environmental issues and to inform county residents of what can be done locally to help the Earth. Proceeds from Impact E.A.R.T.H. will go toward a

local grant program which will provide money to environmental, recycling and beautification projects around the county, said race director Laura Layva. “This day and age there are a lot more environmental issues,” she said. “It’s important to keep the environment clean, be less wasteful of materials and try to be more conscious.” Nearly 100 participants took part in the race to donate to the cause. “For some of these runners this is their second or third race of the day,” Layva said. “It’s really nice to know that rain or shine, they came out and chose this race, as well.” West Virginia University graduate forest ecology student Mark Burnham said he

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said Zuccari. Redding and Zuccari were part of the United Party, who won this year’s SGA elections in a near sweep against the Golden Ticket party, which included former SGA Vice President Rashad Bates. Amid controversies surrounding the elections and student government, Redding said the new administration would work to improve SGA’s reputation.

“We now have the ability to improve upon the image of SGA and build upon the great successes of President Bailey and the past administration,” he said. The United Party’s goals include “instilling fundamentals back into SGA,” increasing social justice, and curbing unacceptable student behavior on campus. Redding said the

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SGA President Zach Redding, left, was sworn into office Sunday.

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Photography student Daniela Londono-Bernal created a sculpture of birds flying out of a DA distribution box outside the CAC.

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Photography student uses paper sculpture to defy gravity by bryan bumgardner associate city editor

A sculpture at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center has given wings to recycled copies of The Daily Athenaeum. Forty paper birds made of DA newspapers have been hanging outside the entrance to the CAC since April 19. They were created by photography student Daniela LondonoBernal for a class project. The paper birds appear to be flying out of the DA distribution box, something Londono-Bernal said gives the sculpture symbolism. “The birds represent how newspaper sales had decreased in past de-

cades,” she said. “It’s a commentary on how people are losing interest in the news.” Londono-Bernal was searching for final project ideas for an art class when she became inspired to create the birds. “I was googling paper sculptures, and I really liked how birds looked out of paper,” she said. Each bird took more than two hours to create – turning Londono-Bernal’s sculpture into a week-long project. “It took pretty much my whole spring break, but I didn’t think so many people were actually going to like it,” she said.

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Daniela Londono-Bernal/submitted

Londono-Bernal’s creation is made out of recycled copies of the DA.

Interactive site to immortalize grad’s memories By Carlee Lammers City Editor

For the West Virginia University class of 2012, latenight study sessions, grabbing lunch in the Mountainlair and cheering on the Mountaineers from the student section of Milan Puskar Stadium will soon come to an end. On Tuesday, University Relations will launch an interactive website, Mountaineer Memories Immortalized, as an opportunity for graduates and alumni to remember, share and relive their moments as Mountaineers. “We want to show the good,

the bad and the ugly. That’s the whole idea behind the site – focusing on that nostalgia,” said Morgan Copeland, University Relations media content strategist. “Commencement is a personal thing. It’s your memory of a time you will remember for the rest of your life. That’s something we don’t take lightly; it’s not routine.” The microsite will feature a students “then-and-now” music video and a stop-motion video of the University to show its history and “Mountaineer code.” Through the use of Twitter, Copeland said graduates-

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to-be are encouraged to use “#wvugrad” to Tweet information they wish they had known prior to attending the University, or “Mountaineer Code.” “Mountaineer Codes are things such as not looking before you cross the street, or singing ‘Country Roads’ after every victory,” Copeland said. “Everyone knows those things.” The site will also feature the use of other social media outlets, including Pintrest and Storify, to share gift ideas for grads and for the class of 2012 to share their memories as Mountaineers. Mountaineer memories will

also feature student documentaries from former Mountaineer Mascot Brock Burwell and international student Amadou Toure as they tell their stories and struggles as students at WVU. “I really enjoyed hearing Brock’s story. It was a bittersweet side of the Mountaineer that I think not a lot of people know,” Copeland said. “It’s going to be really interesting to hear these goodbyes.” Various campus building will also say their goodbyes to the class of 2012, Copeland said.

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Weaker al-Qaida still plots payback for US raid WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida is hobbled and hunted, too busy surviving for the moment to carry out another Sept. 11-style attack on U.S. soil. But the terrorist network dreams still of payback, and U.S. counterterrorist officials warn that, in time, its offshoots may deliver. A decade of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that has cost the U.S. about $1.28 trillion and 6,300 U.S. troops* lives has forced al-Qaida’s affiliates to regroup, from Yemen to Iraq. Bin Laden’s No. 2, Ayman alZawahri, is thought to be hiding, out of U.S. reach, in Pakistan’s mountains, just as bin Laden was for so many years. “It’s wishful thinking to say al-Qaida is on the brink of defeat,” says Seth Jones, a Rand analyst and adviser to U.S. special operations forces. “They have increased global presence, the number of attacks by affiliates has risen, and in some places like Yemen, they’ve expanded control of territory.” It’s a complicated, somewhat murky picture for Americans to grasp. U.S. officials say bin Laden’s old team is all but dismantled. But they say new branches are hitting Western targets and U.S. allies overseas, and still

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“This is not just a good-bye from people, but there are also goodbye notes from University buildings all around campus,” he said. “They essentially are saying, ‘we’re going to miss you, but onto bigger and better things.’ ” The website will launch

aspire to match their parent organization’s milestone of Sept. 11, 2001. The deadliest is in Yemen. “They are continuing to try to again, carry out an attack against U.S. persons inside of Yemen, as well as against the homeland,” White House counterterrorism advisor John Brennan said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “We’re working very closely with our Yemeni partners to track down all these leads,” he said. Brennan says there’s no sign of an active revenge plot against U.S. targets, but U.S. citizens in Pakistan and beyond are being warned to be vigilant ahead of the May 2 anniversary of the night raid. U.S. helicopters swooped down on bin Laden’s compound in the Pakistani army town of Abbottabad, killing him, one of his sons, two couriers and their wives. The last view for Americans of the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks was that of a wizened old man sitting in front of an old television, wrapped in a blanket. The world may never see photographic proof of his death. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg in Washington ruled last week that the Obama administration, under the Freedom of Information Act, would not have to turn Tuesday, and new content will be added each day until May 9. Copeland said he hopes the site will remind students why they chose to be a Mountaineer and why they will always be one. “Students will be going down memory lane while everybody is going through this important time in their lives,” he said.

over images of bin Laden during or after the raid. “Verbal descriptions of the death and burial of Osama Bin Laden will have to suffice,” Boasberg wrote in his ruling on the lawsuit by the public interest group Judicial Watch. Bin Laden’s killing and alQaida’s stumbling efforts to regroup are now the national security centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. The White House frequently cites the president’s decision to approve the raid, with only a 50-50 chance that bin Laden was even at the compound. Obama could have gone down in history as the man who put the Navy SEALs and the relationship with Pakistan in jeopardy, while failing to catch the al-Qaida leader. “Al-Qaida was and is our No. 1 enemy,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said last week. “So it’s a part of his foreign policy record, obviously, but it’s also part of a very serious endeavor to keep our country safe.” How safe remains in question. U.S. officials say al-Qaida is less able to carry out a complex attack like Sept. 11 and they rule out al-Qaida’s ability to attack with weapons of mass destruction in the coming year. These officials spoke


Continued from page 1 was excited to use the Impact E.A.R.T.H. as an opportunity to prepare for future races. “I’m running the Pittsburgh Half Marathon next weekend, so this is my tuneup,” he said. “I also study forest ecology, so this race was the closest to my heart.” “The 5K race was an oppor-

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Continued from page 1 the sale provides an opportunity to move out while being environmentally conscious. “It’s really a win-win for the city and WVU. It keeps the streets looking nice during Student Move Out, reduces trash around the city and reduces the appearance of trash in student housing areas,” Liebig said. “It gets students involved in green aspects by not putting more items into the landfill, giving to charitable organizations and having pride in your neighborhood by keeping in clean when you’re mov-

on condition of anonymity because they say publicly identifying themselves could make them a target of the terrorist group. U.S. counterterrorist forces have killed roughly half of alQaida’s top 20 leaders since the raid. That includes U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, killed by a drone in Yemen last September, less than six months after bin Laden’s death. Only a few of the original al-Qaida team remain, and most of the new names on the U.S. target lists are relative unknowns, officials say. “The last terror attack was seven years ago in London and they haven’t had any major attacks in the U.S.” says Peter Bergen, an al-Qaida expert who once met bin Laden. “They are recruiting no-hopers and dead-enders.” Yet Zawahri is still out there. Though constantly hunted, he has managed to release 13 audio and video messages to followers since bin Laden’s death, a near record-rate of release according to the IntelCenter, a private intelligence firm. He has urged followers to seize on the unrest left by the Arab Spring to build organizations and influence in Egypt, Libya and elsewhere, and back rebels in Syria – a call that U.S. intelligence officials say is being heeded. tunity for me to enjoy something I’m passionate about, while creating a lasting impact,” said runner Erika Rucker. “I run almost every weekend, so I thought this one would be a great way to continue that,” Rucker said.” This is something that I think is important to do. We need to take care of the environment to secure it for the future generations.”

ing out.” Donation stations will be available April 30 through May 16 at all campus residence halls, the WVU Student Recreation Center, Seneca Center, Chateau Royale, Grant Avenue, Area 81 of Mountaineer Station, Prospect Street and Spruce Street. Items may also be donated at the WVU Stadium East Concourse May 12 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information regarding move-out procedures and trash pick-up, contact an Allied Waste customer service representative at (304)-366-8900.

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MFD responds to rubbish fire The Morgantown Fire Department responded to a rubbish fire Saturday night at the intersection of Grant Ave. and Third Street. “Our report says they responded to one rubbish fire and extinguished it,” said MFD

Captain Jay Bolyard. Boylard said the department also received a report of a fire on North Spruce St., but the call was canceled by the Morgantown Police Department. ­— crl


Continued from page 1 Londono-Bernal had originally intended for the birds to hang outside the DA’s main office, but chose to hang them at the CAC in order to reach a larger audience. “I love when people go and actually touch them. I love the interactive part of it,” she said. The sculpture is currently unnamed, but students around the CAC often refer to it as “the birds.” Londono-Bernal said she kept the sculpture unnamed so viewers could have their own opinions about the work. “I like how people call it different things. I like hearing people’s opinions more than telling them that I made it,” she said. Journalism student Zachary Voreh passes by the sculpture several times a week on his way to class. He said he likes the sculpture, but thinks it has a melancholy meaning. “I guess I thought it meant how news was fleeting and how people are looking for new purposes for newspapers,” he said. “That’s kind of depressing, considering I’m a journalism major.” Theater student Adam Messenger said the art was inspiring and he likes how it is available for public interaction. “I love being in the CAC for


Continued from page 1 administration is more than ready to take office. “I believe I speak for all of us when I say we are eager and ready to take on this daunting task,” he said. The following are members of the 2012-13 board of governors: Bridgette Boyd, Molly Callaghan, Joe Reidy, Christian Guy, Devon Lopez, Abdul Aziz Alshammari, Zac Eichelberger, Andrea Mucino, Jason Cohen, Kylie Sphar, Kartik Motwani, Harrison Wellford, Morgan Riddle, Dillan Knox, and Ryan Campione. Campione is the only candidate from the Golden Ticket party to be elected. Students elected to the SGA

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Londono-Bernal’s creation is made out of recycled copes of the DA. most of my classes because things like this sculpture happen all the time. It’s great art,” he said. Messenger’s classmate, theater student Emily-Elizabeth Glover, said she loves how art students make public art each year. “I love art major season. You don’t see many of the students throughout the year, but then at the end of the semester they come out with all this really great stuff. It’s glorious,” Glover said.

athletic council include Stephanie Rosnick and Zack Lusher. Redding is a junior political science student from Hanover, Pa. He was previously a SGA board of governors member, and, as a governor, he played a key role in the creation of Sustainability Awareness Week. Zuccari is a junior multidisciplinary studies student from Fairfax, Virginia, who had previously served on the SGA athletic council. On the athletic council, he worked to have beer sales in the football stadium and joined efforts to gain more funding for club sports. He is also the brother of former SGA President Jason Zuccari.

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SGA Vice President Jarred Zuccari, left, was sworn into office Sunday.

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Romney shakes up the strategy, tones down rhetoric WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Mitt Romney’s Etch A Sketch moment is at hand. Now that he’s the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Romney is shifting away from the “red-meat” issues of abortion and immigration and instead holding more events highlighting his appeal as a regular guy. The transformation played out Friday when he emerged publicly for the first time in days at a central Ohio university carrying a hamburger and fries in a Styrofoam container. In a small room that featured more television cameras than students, Romney chatted about economic issues facing young people as he picked through his greasy lunch. Romney’s appearance at Otterbein University wasn’t the full strategic shakeup from primary to general election that some Republicans feared, but it offered a glimpse into what aides say will be a shift in tone and focus in the coming weeks as Romney fights to deny President Barack Obama a second term. He will favor more intimate settings, like the Ohio classroom, and a schedule that calls for fewer public appearances as the campaign hopes to show a softer side of the former Massachusetts governor who struggles at times to connect with average Americans. That’s a dramatic difference from Obama, who feeds on large crowds and has scheduled his first formal campaign rallies for May 5. While the Republican presidential contest has been raging for more than a year, the Romney campaign concedes that most general election voters haven’t yet paid close atten-

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves after speaking at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. tion. The campaign now sees an opportunity to reintroduce their candidate to the independents and moderate voters – Hispanics and younger voters, among them – who will ultimately help decide November’s general election. His focus will shift to Obama’s record, his own economic credentials and what aides call “inspirational themes.” “I’m absolutely convinced that this nation is the greatest nation on earth, and it is so because of the American people, a people who stand united when called upon by leaders to be united,” Romney said at Otterbein University Friday, offering unusually measured remarks – even for the former businessman’s standards – mentioning Obama by name

only a handful of times. “I will try and unite the American people, not divide us.” But the stop at Otterbein University highlighted Romney’s challenge: His style on the campaign trail is a study in contrasts. Romney is almost constantly cracking jokes with the people around him –whether they are governors or college students or his staff. He likes practical jokes and fast food, whether cameras are rolling or not. But he is at other times incredibly disciplined, refusing to take impromptu questions from reporters or wade into difficult subjects unprepared. He often delivers remarks from a teleprompter – an aid he’s criticized Obama for using – and he rarely displays emo-

tion in public. Campaigning in Puerto Rico last month, he may have been the only person on a crowded stage not dancing. Indeed, despite the preparation and years of practice, Romney sometimes transmits an awkwardness even in intimate settings. “Congratulations,” he said in between bites of a hamburger after Otterbein senior Jeff Fabus described his struggle to pay for college. In more formal remarks to students later in the day, he raised some eyebrows after suggesting that students “take risks” – and even borrow money from their parents – to help improve their economic fortunes by finishing their education.


“This is kind of an American experience,” he said. But Romney’s story is not typical of most Americans. Romney paid for his graduate education at Harvard University, in part, by selling stock that his father – a former Michigan governor – bought for him, Ann Romney told the Boston Globe in 1994. Facing intensifying attacks from Democrats, however, Romney has fine-tuned a message to address such criticism, insisting that he will not apologize for his success. Expect that message to continue as he faces new rounds of questions about his business career and continued reluctance to provide more than two years of tax returns. He may be shifting his fo-

cus and delivery, but his broad message has not changed over the last year. He has consistently focused on the economy and his record in the private sector. And while he periodically attacked his Republican opponents on the campaign trail, he usually saved his most heated criticism for Obama. A memo released by campaign manager Matt Rhoades late last week suggests he’ll continue that tack. “We now know that only one campaign is going to run on President Obama’s record of the past three-and-a-half years in office – and it’s not the Obama campaign,” Rhoades wrote. Regardless of his specific message, however, Romney’s delivery at times can seem stiff, even to supporters. He speaks with the measured tone of a former business executive, methodically scanning the audience from side to side. The Otterbein crowd greeted him with a standing ovation but wasn’t inspired to interrupt him again with applause until 27 minutes into the speech. And he struggled to hold the younger crowd’s attention at times. The Romney campaign is confident that general election voters will ultimately warm to Romney’s style as they get to know him better, particularly with the help of his wife, Ann. “I think America’s going to fall in love with Ann Romney,” said senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom, who last month suggested Romney would handle the transition to the general election like an Etch A Sketch. “I think they’re going to fall in love with Mitt Romney and the entire family.

Police blow Wash. mountain bunker, find man dead NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — Peter Keller spent eight years carving his hole in the side of the mountain, camouflaging the rugged underground bunker with ferns and sticks and stocking it with a generator and ammunition boxes sealed in Ziploc bags. Suspected in the deaths of his wife, daughter and pets last weekend, he headed there prepared for the long haul with high-powered rifles, scope and body armor. Seattle-area tactical officers who slogged for hours over dangerously steep, muddy ground to find him were prepared too. They pumped in tear gas, called for him over bullhorns, and, after 22 hours, set off explosives along the top of the bunker Saturday. Keller was inside, already dead of a self-inflicted gunshot. A handgun was next to his body. The 41-year-old hadn’t been seen since his wife, Lynnettee, and 18-year-old daughter Kaylene were found shot dead in their home last weekend. The raid ended a tense week for law enforcement officials who tried to track down Keller, a gun enthusiast described by his family as having a “survivalist mentality.” That Keller was likely armed and on the loose in an extremely popular hiking and mountain-biking area east of Seattle kept many people on edge. “The gas didn’t work, we’ve got fresh people here, it was

time to take the next step,” said King County Sheriff’s Sgt. Katie Larson. “There’s been a huge sigh of relief. Our people are out safe, and the trails are now safe for the community to use.” The bunker, tucked into Rattlesnake Ridge, was “amazingly fortified” with at least 13 guns inside, propane tanks, a large gun scope, gas cans and binoculars, said sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West. Photos released by police showed stacks of ammunition in plastic bags on shelves. SWAT teams spent a grueling seven hours in the Cascade Mountains foothills Friday morning, virtually crawling over terrain slick with mud from recent rains, before they found the bunker. A number of officers were treated intravenously for dehydration, and one broke his ankle, said sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West. The officers appeared exhausted, their faces smeared with camouflage paint, as they rode down the mountain in sport-utility vehicles or armored carriers to be replaced by fresher teams. SWAT officers who kept watch on the bunker through Friday night said they saw lights going on and off, and they believed its occupant had everything necessary to remain inside for a long time – including a generator, food, gas mask, bullet-resistant vest and guns. Photographs found in Keller’s home after they found his wife and daughter gave authorities an idea of where it

was; in one picture that they enhanced, detectives could make out buildings in nearby North Bend. Combined with reports from alert hikers who remembered seeing his faded red pickup truck at the Rattlesnake Ridge trailhead, the sheriff’s office sent experienced trackers to the area, where they found off-trail boot prints confirming their belief that he was somewhere on the ridge. They could smell smoke from its woodstove before they found it. Authorities pumped tear gas into the structure Friday, but it failed to flush the man out, either because it didn’t penetrate deep enough into the structure or because the person had a gas mask. Court documents described Keller as a loner who has a survivalist mentality and has been stockpiling supplies in the woods. An arrest warrant issued Wednesday accuses Keller of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-de-

gree arson; the home was set on fire after Lynnettee Keller, 41 and Kaylene were shot in the head. Their bodies were found in their bedrooms April 23. The family cat and dog were also killed. The fire at Keller’s home was stopped before the house burned down, and authorities said they found seven gasoline cans placed in different areas of the home. Kaylene’s boyfriend told detectives that Peter Keller had shown him his gun collection and several large-caliber rifles and handguns, court documents said. The boyfriend, who was not identified, said Kaylene had told him her father took long hikes on the weekends and was stockpiling supplies at a fort in the woods. Peter Keller withdrew $6,200 from a bank last week and told one of his co-workers at a computer refurbishing store in Preston that he might not return, according to court documents.

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Plan ahead for safe, memorable vacation One stressful week of finals is all that separates West Virginia University undergraduate students from summer. Although this week will be an undeniably strenuous one, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it isn’t coming from a train. After wrapping up the semester, students will immediately begin making preparations for their summer adventures. Whether you plan on taking a road trip across the country, going on a cruise or traveling overseas, it is very important you plan ahead and take the necessary precautions

to ensure your vacation is safe, worry-free and enjoyable. Once you have decided where you want to go, take the time to make a budget for your trip. It is easy to underestimate the total cost of a vacation by overlooking seemingly minor expenses that can accumulate to a significant amount. Do the proper research, and write down how much you are setting aside for transportation, lodging, food and entertainment. Be sure to inquire about student discounts. Many travel agencies, hotels, airlines and other travel-related companies

have special offers, including discount rates, for students. Another factor to consider is that many destinations become significantly more expensive during peak holiday times, such as Memorial Day weekend or Independence Day. If you can, avoid traveling on or around these dates. Your wallet will thank you for it. If you are traveling by car, make sure you are well-rested before departing. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration estimates approximately 100,000 car accidents are caused by driver fatigue every year.

Additionally, a study by the National Sleep Foundation found that more than a third of adult drivers admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel. Driving sleep-deprived is incredibly dangerous, and you should plan ahead to make sure you avoid it. Researchers also recommend taking a 15-minute break every two hours to prevent fatigue. If you are traveling in a group, designate alternating shifts so no one is driving for too long. If you are traveling by air, make sure you familiarize yourself with airline security procedures. Review the list of

banned items and pack your luggage accordingly. It’s also important to arrive at an airport at least 90 minutes before your flight. Checking in and passing through security can take much longer than you expect, so make sure you arrive at the airport with plenty of time to spare. Vacationing with friends and family is one of the main reasons we all look forward to the summer. By carefully planning and observing general safety rules, your trip will be both safe and memorable.

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The year is over, the memories will last forever john terry Campus calendar editor

During the past week, I’ve found myself wondering what my life, what my college experience, would be like had I not worked at The Daily Athenaeum for the last four years. It’s a possibility I can’t even begin to imagine. Even though it’s hard to fathom, I haven’t been able to figure out how to write a farewell column. I had all but given up on writing one until Friday morning when I read The Crimson White, the student newspaper at the University of Alabama. Its outgoing editor-in-chief, Victor Luckerson, also couldn’t figure out a way to write what the paper meant to him. So, he told a story instead. He wrote about the devastating tornadoes that shook Tuscaloosa just days after the new staff took control last spring. How they all jumped in a car to find a building with electricity so they could continue to report the news. He said there was no smiling for almost a week because of the heartbreaking stories he and his staff were uncovering, but it helped the staff come together. Mistakes were made along the way, he said, but the staff learned from them. And that was the beauty of student journalism. “I did not teach myself these things,” he wrote. “I learned them; not from journalism professors or media advisers, but from the hardworking men and women of The Crimson White who have developed from colleagues into lifelong friends.” So, instead of trying to put together words about how the DA has been such a major part of my life, I’m going to follow Victor’s footsteps. I’m going to tell you a story. I was sitting at my desk at 10:06 p.m., just six days into my job as Managing Editor. We were literally minutes away from sending the final edition of the year to the printer, but then plans changed. Tweets started flooding everyone’s timeline about an important statement President Barack Obama was about to make. The problem is no one knew what it was about.

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Former Mountaineer John Flowers, center, signals to the sky before leaping into a crowd of fellow students in the early morning of May 2, 2011. Students gathered near the top of High St. to celebrate the death of Osama Bin Laden. So, we waited for the announcement. We didn’t send away the paper. The few editors who were left at the office (most were studying for finals) were huddled around the television trying to figure out what was going to happen. After delays to the announcement, it finally broke on Twitter that Osama bin Laden had been killed. Still, we all waited for Obama to confirm the news. At this point, our plan was to just throw the story from the Associated Press on our front page and be done with it. Our midnight deadline with the printer was approaching too fast. But then, Twitter exploded again. Students were celebrating all around Morgantown. We didn’t have any clue what to do. None of us had never really been in a situation like that before. We only had one option,

though. We had to localize this story. We frantically called every photographer on staff in an attempt to get pictures. I ran, literally ran, to Sunnyside with a recorder, a note pad and a video camera to interview students running crazily through the street. It was a scene I’ll never forget. I had never seen Morgantown so alive. Cars with megahorns were driving around town chanting “U-S-A, U-S-A.” The singing of ‘Country Roads’ broke out before it was over. It was unreal. It all culminated with a massive couch fire and a cluster of students at the top of High Street. Hundreds of students crowded the streets celebrating. Still, we had a job to do. It was tough not to just stop and look at what was happening around me, I had to tell myself I could

do that later. It was after 2 a.m. by the time we got back to the office. We had all the interviews we needed : members of the WVU ROTC, students who had served time in Afghanistan and students who had family members killed in the tragic events of 9/11. We had hundreds of photos from around Morgantown. And we had video. Everyone then did whatever they could to help. An editor was laying out the front page, our art director was getting pictures up online as fast as he could and I was editing video. The other editors were making sure the sections of the paper were ready to go. Everyone was doing whatever they could to help, regardless of their job description. It was a night I’ll remember forever. When we sent the paper away just before 4 a.m. I sat

at my desk and thought about everything. It was then I knew it was going to be a good year. We were the only college newspaper on the east coast to report the story. I was woken up the next morning, just three hours after I finally went to sleep, with phone calls and emails from media outlets around the country wanting to use our content. It wasn’t about the attention, though. We did a hell of a job covering the story and localizing it, but it was about how we did it and what we learned from it. We had no one telling us what to do, nothing to base our coverage off of. It was the students making spur-of-the-moment decisions. The editors there that night learned more in six hours than anything we’ve learned in classes. That’s been exactly what my

experience has been like at the DA. We’ve made mistakes along the way, but there hasn’t been one that we didn’t learn from. So, when I look back on what my college experience would be like without the DA, it is really is hard to imagine. The last year has been the most memorable year of my life, not because I spent roughly 50 hours a week in the office and rarely got sleep, but because I was able to learn alongside people who I can now call my best friends. I want to thank the readers; without you we wouldn’t have a purpose. But, most importantly, I want to thank my coworkers who have made this place special. I’ve not only learned more than I could ever imagine, but I’ve gained lifelong memories and lifelong friends along the way.

Consumers should accept responsibility for their actions danielle faipler columnist

Two mothers from Imperial Beach, California, filed a lawsuit against Ferrero, the company that manufactures the hazelnut and chocolate spread Nutella. The mothers claimed to have been misled by the brand’s advertising methods portraying Nutella as a nutritious component of a healthy breakfast when, in actuality, it is as nutritious as a butter-slathered Snickers bar. The mothers filed the lawsuit last February and won the case


April 20. Ferrero stands by its marketing and product, but agreed on a $3 million settlement with the money being distributed to people who purchased the product between January 1, 2008, and February 3, 2012. Misled consumers have until the end of July to go to www. nutellaclassactionsettlement. com to file a claim and receive payment from the settlement. The mothers heard Nutella contained “70 percent saturated fat and processed sugar by weight,” according to www., which is now going to lead the brand to change Nutella’s iconic packaging. This case calls into question the entire purpose of nutrition

labels as well as the responsibility of the consumer. Nutrition labels are supposed to inform the consumer of ingredients, fat, sugar, protein and other nutritional content. It is not the company’s job or responsibility to make the consumer read the label, which makes the point that this case is not entirely fair to the company. It was wrong for Ferrero to portray Nutella as a healthy condiment; however, for consumers to believe the hazelnut and chocolate spread was a healthy choice is like saying ketchup is a proper substitute for vegetables because it contains tomatoes. Ultimately, it is up to the consumer to make the proper

health choices for their children and for them to make those decisions with adequate information. For example, Kraft macaroni and cheese claims the food “adds a good source of Calcium and Vitamin D to your children’s menu offerings.” However, one serving of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese dinner, The Cheesiest, packs 260 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 15 mg of cholesterol and 47 grams of carbohydrates. Despite the claims of adding Calcium and Vitamin D to a child’s diet, no parent in their right mind would think the dish is healthy and serve it to their child without concerns of them becoming overweight.

Aside from food, other products advertised on television prove one cannot believe everything seen on TV. Take, for example, hygiene products promising a more beautiful and attractive you that only leave your eyelashes clumped, your hair flaky and dry, or you walking around smelling like a bag of not-sofresh roses. Other commercials advertise gimmicky products with slick camera angles that make the product appear revolutionary when, in reality, it is as useful as using a fork to shovel snow. The widely known “Listen Up” is a hearing aid designed to allow people to listen to conversations and other things they are not supposed to hear.

In one of the commercials, an actor portrays a man who can hear what the quarterback is saying from the bleachers. Reviews of the product have shown that ultimately the product does not work. Commercials on TV are meant to sell a product, and most companies will target a specific audience in any way for their product to sell. If that means portraying a fatty food as something with nutritional value or advertising a pile of plastic as a way to hear secret conversations, so be it. It is up to the consumer to know better than to trust a commercial. It is their responsibility to look at the facts and, in the Nutella case, read the nutrition label.





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THE PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENT SOCIETY OF AMERICA meets at 4 p.m. in Room 103 in Martin Hall. KAPPA PHI, a Christian women’s service organization, meets at 7 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church on the corner of N. High and Willey streets. For more information, email or visit www.freewebs. com/kappaphipi. RIFLE CLUB meets from 6-8 p.m. in Room 311 of the Shell Building. For more information, email Abbey at or Bob at FREE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ADVANCED CONVERSATION GROUP meets at 6 p.m. at the Blue Moose Cafe for conversation, friendship and free English conversation lessons. New friends are always welcome. For more information, email Erin at STUDENTS TAKING ACTION NOW: DARFUR meets at 7 p.m. in the Mountain Room of the Mountainlair. STAND is active in planning events to raise money and awareness on the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan. For more information, email Felicia at or call 732-674-8357. AIKIDO FOR BEGINNERS is at 6 p.m. at Lakeview Fitness Center. There are special rates for WVU students. For more information, email WVU CLUB TENNIS is practicing from 9-10 p.m. at Ridgeview Racquet Club. For carpooling, call 304906-4427. New members are always welcome. 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 wvuchess@gmail. com. TRADITIONAL KARATE CLASS FOR SELF-DEFENSE meets at 9 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A of the Student Recreation Center. THE WVU EQUESTRIAN TEAM meets in Room 2001 of the Agricultural Sciences Building. The Western Equestrian Team will meet at 7 p.m. and the English Equestrian Team will meet at 8 p.m. RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION will meet at 7:30 p.m. Any issues pertaining to residence halls can be brought up and discussed at this meeting. For more information, email Victoria Ball at vball@


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2311 or visit medical. 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 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 walkin 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-onone community-based and schoolbased mentoring programs. To volunteer, call Sylvia at 304-9832823, ext. 104 or email bigs4kids@ 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-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 WELLWVU 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. THE WELLWVU 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. MOUNTAINEER SPAY/NEUTER AS-


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SISTANCE 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 THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE meets on the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon at Hatfields in the Mountainlair. All students and faculty are invited. For more information, email amy.keesee@mail. 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 dropin 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 304-293-4431 or email tandy.mcclung@mail.wvu. edu. 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 304-2934609 or email wattsmuseum@mail.


now. Tonight: Head home.

BORN TODAY This year, do not take offers or good will for granted. People will need feedback more than they have in the past. You could discover that you missed an opportunity or a friendship has soured. If you are single, a potential long-term relationship could appear. Be grateful rather than critical. If you are attached, work on your appreciation for each other. Your bond will grow stronger as a result. VIRGO makes it clear how he or she feels about you.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHH You easily could go overboard and not be able rein yourself in. Stop trying to please everyone else. In the afternoon, you’ll initiate a long-overdue conversation. News that comes to you could be distorted. Be a fact-finder. Tonight: Out and about.

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Move quickly with the rising sun. The results will be far better than if you were to wait. Realize you cannot satisfy some people, especially one person you consider difficult. Confusion sets in later today. You’ll need to sort through information to find a resolution. Tonight: Vanish while you can. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHH Fatigue might be dulling some of your innate resourcefulness. Once you energize and become more resilient, you will discover how much you have to offer. Time works with you today. A misunderstanding involving a meeting time is possible. Confirm now rather than later. Tonight: A loved one is calling. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH Listen to everyone’s feedback. Each person wants to put in his or her two cents. The problem is that you need a reality-based approach. A child or loved one could be overwhelming you with his or her needs. You might want to avoid this person for

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHHH You can get nearly anything rolling. The issue might be figuring out what to do with your powerful energy. If you have no answer, just enjoy the day. Others seem to be in harmony with you. Later today, you might feel that a frivolous indulgence is in order. Why not? Tonight: Go for the moment. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH You might want to rethink a decision in the morning. You could feel restricted or cramped in some manner. Your best bet is not to act until midafternoon or later, when your energy is likely to change. You will feel better. Tonight: Exercise your free will. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH You have an exactitude that not only impresses others but also encourages you to take action. If you can do just that before midafternoon, do so. Later on, your creativity and imagination will soar. Tonight: Do your own thing. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH Know that others are watching you; whether they approve will make little difference. You still are likely to do what you want. Your creativity surges by late afternoon in a brainstorming session or from

surfing the Web. Don’t hold yourself back. Tonight: Catch up on a friend’s news. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH You wish you could take off, and you just might if an opportunity opens up. Your mind focuses on yonder places and people, or maybe you just want to book a flight to an exotic spot. By late afternoon, you’ll remember everything you should have done. Tonight: Working late. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH You might want to iron out an agreement or situation with a partner. There is no reason to think you can’t. You might want to initiate the first step, as you are more serious and/or determined. The tone lightens up as the day passes to night. Tonight: Whatever makes you happy.


HHHHH Deal directly with a friend or loved one. The problem might be finding a quiet, secluded space where the two of you can talk. Others simply want to be around you; they cannot get enough of you. Be flattered instead of frustrated. Tonight: Spend time with a special person. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHHH Defer to others, and understand that you need to handle a matter differently. Focus on what you can accomplish. By late afternoon, a sense of creativity will come over you and reveal many more options than you even thought possible. Tonight: Sort through invitations, then decide. BORN TODAY Actress Cloris Leachman (1926), singer Bobby Vee (1943), actor Al Lewis (1923)

Pearls Before Swine

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Get Fuzzy

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Cow and Boy 

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ACROSS 1 Ginger cookies 6 Take down __: humble 10 1040, for example 14 Stand-up in a club 15 Close by 16 Ireland’s best-selling solo artist 17 Plentiful 18 __ Bell 19 Sinister look 20 Christian led by the Pope 23 Passionate 24 “Amadeus” subject 27 Paper with NYSE news 30 300, to Caesar 31 Federal agency support org. 32 Michele of “Glee” 33 Lotion ingredient 35 Road for Caesar 37 Brook or lake fish 39 Equine that originated in Italy’s Campania region 42 Iraqi currency 43 “Pleeeeeease?” 44 Wedding cake level 45 Part of USDA: Abbr. 46 RR depot 48 Big name in kitchen gadgets 50 Harris and McMahon 51 1862 Tennessee battle site 53 Dolly the sheep, e.g. 55 Slatted window treatment 60 Tiny dog biter 62 Balkan native 63 Eagle’s dwelling 64 Nerd 65 Machu Picchu resident 66 Boa or mamba 67 Like an optimist’s point of view 68 Big Dipper component 69 Facilitated DOWN 1 Capone facial mark 2 Pitcher Hideo 3 Clock radio letters 4 Seasoned rice dish 5 Like many postcard photos 6 Continent with penguins 7 Like bogs

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Monday April 30, 2012

21 killed in north Nigeria church service attacks KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen attacked worship services at a university campus and a church Sunday in northern Nigeria, killing at least 21 people in coordinated assaults that saw panicked Christians gunned down as they tried to flee, witnesses and officials said. The deadlier attack targeted an old section of Bayero University’s campus in the city of Kano where churches hold Sunday services, with gunmen killing at least 16 people and wounding at least 22 others, according to the Nigerian Red Cross. A later attack in the northeast city of Maiduguri saw gunmen open fire at a Church of Christ in Nigeria chapel, killing five people, including a pastor preparing for Communion, witnesses said. No group immediately

claimed responsibility, but the attacks bore similarities to others carried by a radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram. The Bayero University attack occurred around an old theater and lecture halls where local churches hold services, Kano state police commissioner Ibrahim Idris said. The gunmen rode into the campus on motorcycles, then threw small explosives made out of soda cans around the area, Idris said. The worshippers ran out in an attempt to escape, only to be shot by the waiting gunmen, the commissioner said. “By the time we responded, they entered (their) motorcycles and disappeared into the neighborhood,” the commissioner said. After the attack, police and soldiers cordoned off the campus as gunfire echoed in the

surrounding streets. Abubakar Jibril, a spokesman for Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency, said security forces refused to allow rescuers to enter the campus. Soldiers also turned away journalists from the university. The city of Maiduguri, the target of second attack, is where Boko Haram once had its main mosque. Witnesses who declined to give their names out of fear the sect would target them said the gunmen stormed into the service and began firing. Most escaped, though as people came out of hiding later they found the pastor dead in a pool of blood in the sanctuary, witnesses said. Four other worshippers died in the attack, they said. Borno state police spokesman Samuel Tizhe later confirmed the attack took place

and said officers would investigate. Representatives of Boko Haram, who typically speak to journalists at times of their choosing in telephone conference calls, could not immediately be reached for comment Sunday. Boko Haram is waging a growing sectarian battle with Nigeria’s weak central government, using suicide car bombs and assault rifles in attacks across the country’s predominantly Muslim north and around its capital, Abuja. Those killed have included Christians, Muslims and government officials. The sect has been blamed for killing more than 450 people this year alone, according to an Associated Press count. Diplomats and military officials say Boko Haram has links with two other al-Qaida-

aligned terrorist groups in Africa. Members of the sect also reportedly have been spotted in northern Mali, an area where Tuareg rebels and hardline Islamists seized control over the past month. In January, a coordinated assault on government buildings and other sites in Kano by Boko Haram killed at least 185 people. In the time since, the sect has been blamed for attacking police stations and carrying out smaller assaults in the city. On Thursday, the sect carried out a suicide car bombing at the Abuja offices of the influential newspaper ThisDay and a bombing at an office building it shared with other publications in the city of Kaduna. At least seven people were killed in those attacks. Late Thursday night, gunmen also bombed a building at the cam-

pus of Gombe State University, though authorities said no one was injured in the attack. Boko Haram has rejected efforts to begin indirect peace talks with Nigeria’s government. Its demands include the introduction of strict Islamic law across the country, even in its predominantly Christian south, and the release of all imprisoned followers. Churches also have been increasingly targeted by Boko Haram. A Christmas Day suicide bombing of a Catholic church in Madalla near Nigeria’s capital killed at least 44 people. Nigeria, a multiethnic nation of more than 160 million people, has seen anger grow over crushing poverty and corrupt politicians in the north, fueling resentment against the government and the West in the oil-rich nation.

United States special forces help in hunt for warlord Kony OBO, Central African Republic (AP) — Deep in the jungle, this small, remote Central African village is farther from the coast than any point on the continent. It’s also where three international armies have zeroed in on Joseph Kony, one of the world’s most wanted warlords. Obo was the first place in the Central African Republic that Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army attacked in 2008; today, it’s one of four forward operating locations where U.S. special forces have paired up with local troops and Ugandan soldiers to seek out Kony, who is believed likely to be hiding out in the rugged terrain northwest of the town. For seven years he has been wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity after his forces cut a wide and bloody swath across several central African nations with rapes, abductions and killings. Part of the LRA’s success in eluding government forces has

been its ability to slip back and forth over the porous borders of the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Congo. But since late last year, U.S. forces have been providing intelligence, looking at patterns of movement, and setting up better communications to link the countries’ forces together so that they can better track the guerrilla force. Sent by President Barack Obama at the end of 2011, the 100 U.S. soldiers are split up about 15 to 30 per base, bringing in American technology and experience to assist local forces. Exact details on specific improvements that the American forces have brought to the table, however, are classified, to avoid giving Kony the ability to take countermeasures. “We don’t necessarily go and track into the bush but what we do is we incorporate our experiences with the partner nation’s experiences to come up with the right solution to go out and hopefully solve this

LRA problem,” said Gregory, a 29-year-old captain from Texas, who would only give his first name in accordance with security guidelines. The U.S. troops also receive reports from local hunters and others that they help analyze together with surveillance information. “It’s very easy to blame everything on the LRA but there are other players in the region – there are poachers, there are bandits, and we have to sift that to filter what is LRA,” he said. Central African Republic soldiers largely conduct security operations in and around the town, while Ugandan soldiers, who have been in the country since 2010, conduct longerrange patrols looking for Kony and his men. Since January, they have killed seven LRA fighters in the area and captured one, while rescuing 15 people abducted by the group including five children, said their local commander, Col. Joseph Balikuddembe.

There has been no contact with the LRA since March, however, according to Ugandan Army spokesman Col. Felix Kulayigye, who said the LRA now is in survival mode. The LRA is thought to today number only around 150 to 300 diehard fighters. “They’re hiding,” he said. “They are not capable of doing.” But with Kony still around, there are wide ranging-fears that the LRA will be able to rebuild. “There’s periods of time when the LRA will lie low when the military pressure is too high or where there’s a threat that they don’t understand such as the American intervention,” said Matthew Brubacher, a political affairs officer with the U.N.’s mission in Congo, who was also an International Criminal Court investigator on the Kony case for five years. “But then after a while after they figure it out, if they have the opportunity they’ll try to come back, so it’s just a mat-

ter of time they’ll try to come back. Kony always said ‘if I have only 10 men, I can always rebuild the force.” Right now, expectations are high of the Americans serving in Obo and Djema in the Central African Republic, as well as those in Dungu in Congo and Nzara in South Sudan. “For all the communities, the U.S. bases in Obo and Djema means one, Kony will be arrested, and two, there will be a lot of money for programs, humanitarian programs,” said Sabine Jiekak of the Italian humanitarian aid agency Coopi. Central African Republic Deputy Defense Minister Jean Francis Bozize said it’s been difficult for the poor country’s small military to deal with Kony in the southeast as well as several other militant groups in the north. An African Union mission expected to begin later this year should help expedite the crossborder pursuit of the LRA. In the meantime, Bozize said the American forces could

make a big difference. “The involvement of U.S. forces with their assistance in providing information and intelligence will allow for all forces to operate from the same base-level of intelligence ... (giving) better coordination with better results,” he told reporters in the capital, Bangui. But the military mission is not a simple one. How do you find small groups of seasoned fighters hidden deep in the jungle, who have eluded authorities for decades? How do you prevent brutal reprisal attacks on civilians? How can you bring together several countries’ troops to cooperate on cross-border pursuits? The LRA usually attacks late at night, then melts back away into the jungle. Seasoned bush fighters, they employ many techniques to elude pursuit – walking along rocks or along streams to avoid leaving tracks, for example, and sometimes even marching backward to fool trackers.



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Monday April 30, 2012

Kendrick: Baseball must improve in Big 12 by michael carvelli sports editor

Since 2000, the West Virginia baseball team has had eight losing seasons in Big East Conference play. It has won just three Big East tournament games since 2005 and hasn’t made the NCAA tournament since head coach Greg Van Zant’s second season in 1996. And, after this season, the Mountaineers will be moving from the Big East to the Big 12 Conference, which is widely considered one of the elite leagues in America.

“The baseball program is clearly in need of revitalization,” said Ken Kendrick, the managing partner of Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks and a WVU alum and booster. “I know (Athletic Director Oliver Luck) is committed to working on making the program a better program than it is.” Kendrick, who graduated from West Virginia in 1965 with a degree in business administration, said there have been a lot of components adding to the Mountaineers’ recent struggles to compete on a national scale, but he thinks the move to a big-

ger and better conference could help turn things around. “It’s shown over time with the results on the field that the baseball team has not been competitive,” he said. “I would use the example of when we were in the Atlantic 10 in basketball and we were not highly competitive, but when we moved to the Big East, the fact that we were in a highly competitive conference drew players to Morgantown to play. “Being in the Big 12 will, by itself, help us draw in some players that maybe we haven’t been able to recruit up until now. At least, I hope that will be the case.”

In college baseball, it doesn’t get much better than the Big 12. Schools that will be in the conference next season have won nine College World Series titles, and Texas and Oklahoma State rank among the top 10 schools all-time in wins at the College World Series. “The biggest challenge (in the Big 12), is just being competitive,” Luck said. “If you look at the Big 12 programs compared to the Big East, it’s a significant step up. “We don’t want any of our teams to be a doormat in the Big 12. We want this to be a positive


experience and be a competitive program with some of the best in the country.” The first step in continuing to improve the program is to upgrade facilities at WVU. In February, Luck said WVU was looking to build a new baseball facility that would be located at the University Town Center. The new facility has been making progress, but there’s still plenty of work to be done before West Virginia will be able to call it home. “There’s been a lot of progress, but it’s not progress that we’re making, it’s progress that

the developer is making,” Luck said. “Our conversation is with the developer and they’re having conversations with the various political entities that we need to approve this. We meet once a week and try to make sure that we’re doing everything we need to be doing to push this project over the finish line.” The Mountaineers currently play their home games at Hawley Field, which holds just 1,500 people. It would be considered one of the smallest facilities in the Big 12.

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Not your typical ‘one-and-done’ alex sims sports WRITER

I write this column still in disbelief that one of the most rewarding experiences of my life has reached its end. One year ago, I took this position as a sports writer for The Daily Athenaeum, completely unaware of where it would take me. I asked my friend John Terry, who was The DA’s multimedia editor at the time, if they were hiring sports writers. As a sport management major, I had zero journalistic experience and really didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I thought I’d write a couple of articles or so a week and never

really expected to be too involved with it – much less have it become a major part of my life. My first interview was a oneon-one with head rowing coach Jimmy King. When I was given the assignment, I knew virtually nothing about the sport of rowing aside from the obvious. But, I did some research and, thankfully, King helped me understand his sport as well. So, I was able to make it through and write my first story: a preview of the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta. Then, I neglected to write the recap and couldn’t get an interview to make it up – both signs that I really had no idea what I was doing. At this point, my editor Michael Carvelli was probably wondering why he even hired

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friends since my freshman year,” Goode said. “We came in together, we’re leaving together, and we’re going to the same place together. Football causes those relationships, and it’ll help me out to go together with a great player like Keith (Tandy).”

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The West Virginia Mountaineers clinched the 2011 Big East Conference title at Raymond James Stadium December 1. After this weekend’s NFL Draft, two Mountaineers will call Raymond James Stadium home as members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Both Najee Goode and Keith Tandy were drafted Saturday by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Goode was selected in the fifth round at 140th overall, while Tandy was taken later at 174th overall in the sixth round. At linebacker, Najee Goode was the signal caller for the Mountaineer defense in 2010 and 2011. Leading the defense in tackles with 88 in 2011, Goode was the staple of the Mountaineer linebacker core. His versatility allowed him to play at all three linebacker spots in former defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel’s 3-3-5 stack. That ability to play all over the field really helped Goode throughout the entire process. NFL scouts had him do linebacker drills, coverage drills and line drills at WVU’s Pro Day, in which he thrived. “I think it (versatility) helps out a whole lot,” Goode said. “Playing outside and inside must have been able to show them that I was doing something right. Coaches see that, and instead of paying three or four guys, they can pay one guy to do a lot of different things.” For all the preparation that goes into the draft between workouts, the combine and pro day, when draft day comes for these middleround draftees, they really have no clue when and where they will go. “It’s an indescribable feeling because of how you feel leading up to the draft,” Goode said. “Preparing for the draft and doing everything you could do at the end of the day, it’s out of your hands.” When Goode finally got

former Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano. In Schiano’s career at Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights were 0-11 against WVU. In the 2011 game at a snowy High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, N.J., Goode and Tandy combined for 11 tackles against the Rutgers. Schiano got to see both of them first-hand. “It helps he got a chance to see us first-hand instead of watching film,” Goode said. “Watching film, you do get to see how players move or react, and you get to see their overall game. But when you’re watching or coaching, you know how situations really are compared to looking at them on a screen. “Keith (Tandy) made some plays, and I made some big hits (against Rutgers), so that helped us.” Both former Mountaineers will be in Tampa, Fla., by Thursday for the start of mini-camp. “I was running around like I was drafted again, because that’s one of my best

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the call from the Bucs that he was drafted, he was elated, to say the least. “Every phone call you get, you’re real jittery. Every text message you get, you’re real jittery about it,” Goode said. “When I got that call from a number I didn’t recognize, my heart skipped a beat. Then when I was talking to the coaches and they told me they were going to announce my name, it made my day.” About an hour later, with pick No. 174, Tampa Bay pulled the trigger on another Mountaineer: cornerback Keith Tandy. A three-year starter at corner for WVU, Tandy compiled 13 interceptions and 188 tackles in his college career. He was even named a second-team All-American in 2010 by Sports Illustrated. “When they drafted my roommate and teammate Keith Tandy, that just made me even happier,” Goode said. Goode and Tandy were taken by a Bucs’ team led by

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Jones, WVU football team win final DA Awards cody schuler managing editor

At this time last year, Kevin Jones was deliberating between two choices that would affect him for the rest of his life. Make no mistake about it: Jones’ turning down the chance to play in the National Basketball Association was not an easy one. That hard choice, though, led to a lot of hardware, and it’s safe to say Jones made the optimal decision to return for his senior season. This season, Jones went from a great Mountaineer to an alltime great Mountaineer. Jones finished his West Virginia career fifth in scoring, fourth in rebounding, second in career minutes played and first in offensive rebounding. His output is so diverse and emphatic that the only player who truly rivals it is NBA Hall of Famer

Jerry West. However, it was Jones’ output this season that earned him The Daily Athenaeum’s “Top Male Athlete of the Year” Award. The Mount Vernon, N.Y., native led the Big East Conference in both scoring (19.9) and rebounding (10.9) per game – only the third player in conference history to achieve the feat. Jones became the first Mountaineer basketball player since 1972 to score at least 20 points in nine consecutive games. His statistics, though certainly impressive, are most noteworthy for their unshakable amount of consistency. Despite playing one of the toughest schedules in the country, Jones’ lowest scoring performance was just 13 points. Throughout a season defined by youthful infusion and transition, Jones remained an unwavering constant and in-

spiring leader for the Mountaineers. Jones was named a first team all-Big East selection and found himself on a variety of all-American lists, including the John R. Wooden All-American team, the second-team for Associated Press and the thirdteam for Sporting News. For all of these reasons and more, Jones was a unanimous decision amongst the DA staff, becoming the only award to achieve a first-place nod from every voter. Runners up: Geno Smith, football Ray Gaddis, men’s soccer Team of the Year After a midseason loss to Louisville, it appeared West Virginia’s astronomically high preseason expectations were, in fact, not going to be met. After all, a team with as much

hype as this one had before it even played a game was almost destined to fail. Sitting with multiple losses in conference play late in the season, West Virginia was all but set to miss out on a conference championship and a BCS bowl berth – or in other words, a failed season. However, just when things looked the darkest, it got exciting. Very exciting. The football team’s selection as the Team of the Year does have a lot to do with the Orange Bowl win, but it’s much more than that. It’s how the team got to that point, and how they responded to adversity when it did. Lest we not forget, it took a fourth-and-ten conversion in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter at USF to set up a game-winning Tyler Bitan-

curt field goal. West Virginia fans were busy rooting for more than just the Mountaineers. Due to a complex tie-breaker scenario, West Virginia needed help going into the last week of the season. Fortunately, they were able to get it, and thus, capture a share of the Big East conference title and the BCS bowl berth that came with it. The 70-33 drubbing of Clemson was the epitome of what West Virginia football is all about. Nationally, West Virginia was counted out of the game before the team even made it to Miami. Not only were the Mountaineers able to win, but they did so in a fashion unlike any other in BCS history. The most memorable thing about the victory was that everybody contributed. The defense, offense, special teams,

coaching staff and fans all played an equal role in the performance. Before season’s end, more records were broken than in any other single season in history. Quarterback Geno Smith became the school’s first 4,000 yard passer and Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin became the first pair of teammates to record 1,000 yards receiving in the same season. However, the season’s most memorable and influential play came on defense when safety Darwin Cook took a fumble recovery 99 yards into the Miami night, changing the future of the team, and the program, with each step forward. Runners up: Women’s soccer Women’s basketball

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Silva, Schwindel step up for WVU in spring season by nICK aRTHUR


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Sophomore Kate Schwindel is going to be expected to play a bigger role next season for the West Virginia women’s soccer team.

Playing without key contributors can make it extremely difficult for an athletic team to progress. Multiple injuries to members of the West Virginia women’s soccer team have forced the Mountaineers to play many inexperienced players this spring season. But the absence of impact players such as Caroline Szwed, Bri Rodriguez and Katie Lenz may have been exactly what the Mountaineers needed to prepare for next season. With the departure of six seniors, including go-to scorer Blake Miller, it was essential for head coach Nikki IzzoBrown to find her new offensive sparks before the fall. And Izzo-Brown has done just that. Freshman Kate Schwindel and sophomore Frances Silva emerged as leaders this spring. “Both of them have really enjoyed working off each other and understanding the movement,” Izzo-Brown said. “I

thought both of them have gotten so much better and are on the same page. It’s been really fun to watch what they’re doing on and off the ball.” Silva was second on the team in points last year with 20 and Schwindel, the defending Big East Conference Rookie of the Year, was third with 19. Both were behind the graduating Miller. But their progression this spring was more about becoming leaders than scoring goals. “Obviously, Frances knows her role and how that has to change. She’s ready for that going into being a junior,” IzzoBrown said. “I told them (Kate and Frances) the things that both of them can do together. It’s kind of a really exciting opportunity for them to focus on that. I definitely think Frances wants to step up into that role and understands that.” Senior Blake Miller finished her career fifth all time in both goals and points in program history. Replacing her is a tall task. “When you lose Blake (Miller), other people have to step up,” Silva said. We

(Schwindel and I) played with each other a year. We knew we needed to step up. We worked on it all spring and definitely started to get it toward the end of spring.” Izzo-Brown believes there are a lot of similarities between the freshman Schwindel and the senior Miller. In fact, the veteran head coach feels Schwindel is a little better now than Miller was after her first season as a Mountaineer. The biggest difference? Speed. “Blake was an extremely technical player, so fast with the ball at the feet,” Izzo-Brown said. “But, Schwindel is so fast when she doesn’t have the ball, too, and that’s the difference. Blake didn’t have that type of speed.” Schwindel was fortunate enough to learn from the talented Miller last season. “She (Miller) was definitely a great role model. I learned a lot from her last year,” Schwindel said. “I’ve got to score some goals like she did for us.”

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West Virginia continues to improve at Eagle Creek By Shea Ulisney

Sports Correspondent

It was a successful weekend for the West Virginia rowing team as it traveled to the Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis, Ind., to compete in the Notre Dame Invitational. All four crews placed in the Petite Finals of their events. Weather conditions were moderate, with gusts throughout the races. The morning heats were halted due to lightning, but racing resumed two hours later. The varsity eight crew of Jenelle Spencer, Hilary Meale,


Continued from page 7 “There are challenges competitively. Big 12 baseball is very competitive, and I think we have to recognize everything we need to do to get more competitive and you need to start, as always, with first-class facilities,” Kendrick said. One option Luck is looking into is for the Mountaineers to share their new stadium with a Minor League Baseball team, much like Penn State does with the State College Spikes, the Class-A short-season affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. With Kendrick’s connections throughout professional baseball, that’s definitely something he would like to see happen, and he’s been doing what he can to aid Luck in the process.


Continued from page 7 me, and I can’t blame him. (Editor’s Note: We were.) But, thanks to him and many others, I learned. By sheer luck, I was eventually placed on the men’s soccer beat. I was a little intimidated by the cameras, other reporters and general hoopla at my first interview session. However, one familiar face, internet superstar Tony Dobies, was present. I didn’t know him very well then, but he was one of the people who interviewed me for the position, so I figured he knew what he was doing better than I. So, I watched him and the others, let them ask most of the questions and quickly found out that he did, in fact, know what he was doing much better than I did. I really can’t put into words

Rachelle Purych, Kelly Kramer, Shannon Gribbons, Danielle Widecrantz, Karen Verwey, Courtney Schrand and coxswain Mallory Fisher advanced to the Petite Final placing first against Rutgers with a time of 7:11.9. “The varsity eight admitted they did not handle the wind and choppy water well in the morning heat,” said head coach Jimmy King. “But [they] responded very well in the afternoon, with much better execution.” The second varsity eight crew of Brittany Doss, Mollie Rosen, Danika Rencken, Rachel Coke-

ley, Jessica Kelly, Amanda Hirsch, Jessica Hurlbert, Lisa Deklau and coxswain Morgan Leach advanced to the Petite Final placing third against Notre Dame and Louisville with a time of 7:31.7. “Our second varsity eight raced very well,” King said. “[They] continue to build upon the progress they made in the past week. Their afternoon race was not as clean as in the morning, but it was still a quality effort. We’re looking forward to seeing continued progress by this crew.” The varsity four crew of Rebecca Knecht, Brianna Dendler,

“There is a model for it in other places,” Kendrick said. “That’s a great concept that can work. It’s not a requirement, but it’d be a real asset to the community and, as a baseball person, I’d love to see baseball played professionally in Morgantown. “I have made introductions for Oliver to the appropriate Minor League Baseball officials, and that has been my role. I’m going to leave it to him to work with them and strategize an arrangement that can work out.” That relationship he has built with Kendrick, as well as other people who play big roles in professional sports like the Nutting family – which runs the Pittsburgh Pirates – and WVU alum and current president of the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association, Rod Thorn, could pay big dividends in helping WVU adjust

to the move to the Big 12 and bring a Minor League team to Morgantown. “Both Ken and the Nuttings have been very helpful,” Luck said. “They’re in baseball, they know everybody in the business. I didn’t know a lot about Minor League Baseball, so for them to walk me through and explain how things work and the difference between all the leagues has really helped. “I know how competitive professional sports can be, and they’re all very accomplished people I can learn from. Those are people that can help me brooke cassidy/the daily athenaeum as I look at the challenges that we have because they have all The West Virginia baseball team is currently in 11th place in the Big East Conference standings. been very successful, not just on the field but off the field, as well. They all run very successful businesses.”

how much the three guys I already mentioned helped me out. I am trying to think of all of the people who have helped me along the way and it’s hard, because there have just been so many. Aside from learning how to be a journalist, I took a few other lessons from my time working with so many great people. First, you can’t do it alone. So, observe, listen and imitate. Find good people, make friends, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Second, a little hard work will go a long way. Someone around you will take notice of your hard work, and you will be rewarded. Third, the work never stops. So find something you’re passionate about, something that makes the work not really feel like work. Find that thing and do it to the best of your ability. When times are hard, listen to that voice in your ear telling you to keep going.

I have loved my time writing for The DA. I was fortunate enough to see some big upsets and some great games and even cover an individual national champion. I have interviewed Olympic athletes and some excellent coaches – all of which has been awesome. But for me, the best part has been all of the friends I have made along the way. I wish it wasn’t over (I think I’m still in denial that it is), but time will inevitably march on, whether I accept it or not. So, I will keep calm and carry on with it. One final thank you goes out to the readers and especially anyone who has given me feedback, either positive or negative. You have truly made it worthwhile. Although I’m sad it’s over, I am proud to be Carvelli’s first one-and-done.

Elizabeth Duarte, Tamyra Roberts and coxswain Ellen Shular advanced to the Petite Final placing first against Rutgers with a time of 8:23.2. “The varsity four was another crew that rowed a subpar race in the morning heat, but then responded in a positive fashion in the final,” King said. “Due to the weather delay and compressed schedule, the varsity four crews had the shortest breaks between races. They did a very good job of refocusing their efforts to finish the day with a solid race.” The Mountaineers wrapped up the race with the second var-

sity four crew of Bethany Anne Sapen, Melinda Sharon, Enya Messersmith, Kaitlyn Eason and coxswain Alexandra Basil. The crew advanced to the Petite Final placing third behind Notre Dame and Iowa with a time of 8:40.9. “Our second varsity four put together two solid races today. While neither race was perfect, this crew of novices has been making steady progress throughout the season often racing above their category,” King said. According to King, the crews did not race as well and consistently as he predicted but he

remains positive as the crews continue striving for continued improvement. “They all realize there’s more speed to be gained during the next two weeks leading up to the Big East,” King said. “To fully realize those gains, we’ll need to do a very good job in the upcoming week of managing our time and effort during finals.” The Mountaineers will have two weeks to prepare themselves for the 2012 Big East Championship held at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J., on May 13.

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Kemp’s HR in 10th spoils Harper’s strong debut


Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp celebrates after hitting a walk-off home run in the 10th inning of the baseball game against the Washington Nationals Saturday in Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perhaps one day, Bryce Harper will be hitting home runs at Matt Kemp’s current pace – although very few can. For now, the Washington Nationals’ top prospect can take satisfaction from the fact he hit a rope over Kemp’s head in center field for a double in the third at-bat of his major league debut. Harper also drove in the goahead run in the ninth inning with a sacrifice fly and Wilson Ramos added an insurance run for the Washington Nationals with an RBI single. But closer Henry Rodriguez gave both runs back in the bottom half with the help of three wild pitches, and Kemp homered leading off the 10th to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 4-3 victory on Saturday night. “Kemp hit a bomb, and that’s terrible,” Harper said. “But he’s a great player and a great hitter. He’s hitting like .440 right now with 11 jacks and 24 RBIs. I know that if I had a number one pick, he’d be it. He’s unbelievable.”

Harper, the Nationals’ much-ballyhooed 19-year-old outfielder and the first overall pick in the 2010 draft, was 1 for 3 in his four plate appearances. He started out by hitting a comebacker in the first inning and flied out in the fifth. “I really didn’t have butterflies at all. I think that’s one of the first times I’ve never got-

ten butterflies,” Harper said. “I was sitting in the dugout before the game and I was thinking to myself: ‘Wow, I’m in the big leagues.’ But I was talking to Adam LaRoche before the game and I told him: ‘Hey, I’m really calm right now.’ I was just trying to look for my pitch and got into some good counts. I think in the next week or so, it’ll really sink in.”

Because of the Nationals’ rainout last Sunday at Miami, Stephen Strasburg didn’t get the marquee matchup with NL Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw that many had hoped for. But the Nationals’ ace righthander still had his hands full keeping up with Chad Billingsley, who matched zeros with him until both teams scored a

run in the eighth against the two starters. “We played a great team tonight,” Harper said. “Billingsley threw a great game and we

fought ‘til the end. That’s the way you want to start off your career, I think. But I wish we would have gotten the W, of course.”

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WVU defeats WVU Tech, 5-0


WVU successful at Penn Relays By AMit Batra SPorts Writer

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The West Virginia men’s soccer team ended its spring season with a 5-0 victory against West Virginia University Tech Saturday.

By Amit Batra Sports Writer

With a thin lineup, the West Virginia men’s soccer team faced West Virginia University Tech Saturday followed by the Alumni Game Sunday. WVU was missing a total of eight players, including senior midfielder Shadow Sebele, sophomore forward Andy Bevin and junior forward Jay Williams. The Mountaineers got off to a strong start with an early goal. The goals continued throughout the afternoon, with two goals by Frank Tayou. At the half, West Virginia was ahead 1-0 with three shots on goal and one corner kick. The game was physical throughout going into the half. Tayou was strong in the second half, scoring two goals, one off a corner kick. WVU also had a goal from senior defender Eric Schoenle. The Mountaineers were able to continue the pressure on their way to a 5-0 rout. WVU had 10 shots on goal to WVU Tech’s one. The lengthy battle also had West Virginia win the advantage in corner kicks – six

to three. Despite the win, head coach Marlon LeBlanc was not satisfied with the performance. “I think we looked like a pretty average team for most of the game,” LeBlanc said. “The results are not what I’m interested in. We didn’t have all the elements for the spring to be productive. Today we had 11 players that were healthy enough to play. A couple of guys are struggling for fitness. “It wasn’t as productive as it could be. At the end of the day, the hopes are to look sharper on how we want to implement our system for the fall. However, come fall time, I think we will be a different personnel.” Senior Travis Pittman took a hard fall on his ankle in the game. He would have been able to continue, but the health of the Mountaineers is crucial at this time. “His ankle got stomped on,” LeBlanc said. “He’s been battling a hip injury and the flu. For WVU Tech, it was more about proving what it can do. From our perspective, we wanted to get out of the game

without any more injuries. Everyone who was available played 90 full minutes.” For WVU, getting goals was important as well. In the previous four spring contests, the Mountaineers weren’t unable to score a goal. However, against WVU Tech, the Mountaineers were able to find the net. When the fall season approaches, this Mountaineer squad can make an immediate impact throughout the nation. With a full, healthy lineup, West Virginia will show glimpses of a dynamic program. The Alumni Game followed Sunday with former Mountaineers having an exciting exhibition. It was full of past Mountaineer greats putting on a show for the crowd. As the spring season comes to a close, the Mountaineers have battled through injury after injury, but still should be ready come fall. With added expectations going into the Mid-American Conference, the Mountaineers depth should bring results.

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In the final events before the Big East Conference Outdoor Championships, the West Virginia track and field team hoped for strong marks in the 3,000-meter run and throwing event. On Thursday night, runners Kaylyn Christopher and Letitia Propst competed in the 3,000-meter event at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa. Christopher finished in sixth place, with her careerbest time of 9:47.86. Her previous best was 9:51.85 in the 2010 outdoor season. “This meet was going to be very important for me as I look ahead to next week’s Big East Outdoor Championships,” Christopher said. “Since it is my first race of the outdoor season, I hoped to do well so that I can arrive at next weekend’s meet ready to go and confident.” In her first career 3,000-meter run, Propst had success by placing 17th with a 10:13.56 mark. She beat her personal

goal of 10:20 and did well in the event for the first time. Propst has competed in the 1,500-meter and 800-meter events earlier this outdoor season. The Ashland Alumni Invitational was scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday with throwers Terina Miller, Heather Adams, Alanna Pritts and Karissa Knabenshue set to compete. Miller led all Mountaineers with a 53.82-meter throw for fourth place in the event, and her fourth-best distance of the outdoor season in the hammer throw. Adams placed fifth with a 52.94-meter mark, falling short of her career-best mark of 53.29 meters. Pritts had a career-best mark of 42.24 meters in the hammer throw, surpassing her previous personal record of 41.72. The 42.24-meter mark replaced her fifth-best distance on the WVU all-time list. The throwing events continued Saturday with the discus throw and the shot put event. Adams earned a secondbest career discus throw of

45.89 meters, earning third place in the event. The mark was just short of her 46.29-meter best. “I believe this meet is important for building confidence for the Big East Outdoor Championships,” Adams said. “I hoped to throw a new personal best in both hammer and discus.” Previously, Adams was a few feet off in both events. She hopes to qualify for NCAA Regionals in the near future. Knabenshue competed in the discus event as well, throwing for 41.53 meters. It was also her second-best personal record. Knabenshue’s personal-best mark was at the Jesse Owens Classic where she threw for 41.61 meters. Knabenshue also competed in the shot put event, achieving a 11.27-meter distance for the event. A total of 18 WVU athletes have qualified for 14 events at the Big East Outdoor Championships, which will take place next weekend in Tampa, Fla.

Flyers edge Devils in OT, 4-3 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Danny Briere scored the winning goal 4:36 into overtime to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday to open the Eastern Conference semifinals. Briere had his second chance at the winner count minutes after his earlier attempt was overturned on review because he kicked it into the net. He also scored in the second period. He wasted no time making it up for the OT missed opportunity. He fired a slapper past Martin Brodeur for his seventh goal of the playoffs. Brodeur was screened in front by Philadelphia forward James van Riemsdyk. Game 2 is Tuesday. The Flyers took the series lead in their first game in a week after eliminating Pittsburgh in six games. The Devils played their third straight overtime game after defeating Florida in Games 6 and 7 to win the first-round series. The Flyers put a slow start well behind them in the third and completely set the pace of the period. They used a tremendous forecheck to stave off the Devils and played with more life in their skates than a weary Devils team that had only a three-day break since their clincher. “I thought we played real well in the first,” New Jersey coach Peter DeBoer said. “We just couldn’t keep it up.” The Flyers held the biggest edge, of course. They had Claude Giroux. Giroux wound from the circle and fired the puck high over Brodeur’s right shoulder for the power-play goal and the 3-2 lead. Giroux scored his seventh goal already of the postseason, living up to coach Peter Laviolette’s bold claim as, “the best in the world.” Petr Sykora wiped out the lead, though, when he raced past two defenders off a turnover and slipped the puck through Ilya Bryzgalov’s pads for a soft goal to make it 3-3. It was his first playoff goal since 2008.

But Briere was the difference in overtime. After finishing fifth in the East, the Flyers stormed to a 3-0 lead against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round and held on to take the series in six games. The series was viewed as one more worthy of a conference final because of the talent and 100-plus point totals for each club. The Devils, the No. 6 seed, were out to prove otherwise. The Flyers carried over their trend of falling behind from the opening round and showed again they are at their best when playing from behind Jakub Voracek made a nice pass from along the boards to Briere and he busted free alone on the open ice for the breakaway goal in the second. Briere, one of the Flyers’ alltime great postseason performers, scored his sixth goal of the playoffs. James van Riemsdyk knocked in a rebound and gave the Flyers a 2-1 edge only 37 seconds later. Van Riemsdyk stamped himself as a franchise cornerstone last postseason when he scored seven goals in only 11 postseason games and earned a $25.5 million, six-year contract extension. But he scored only 11 goals in 43 games in a season derailed by a broken left foot and a concussion. But van Riemsdyk came to play in Game 1, perhaps spurred on by playing his homestate team. He is, after all, a Middletown, N.J., native. And he was key on the winner as well, as he stood tall directly in front of a prone Brodeur as the winner trickled by. Flyers fans who have suffered through decades of goaltending woes took great delight in chanting “Mar-ty! Mar-ty!” at the three-time Stanley Cup champion. Brodeur has faced the Flyers four other times in the postseason,

winning two. Travis Zajac, who scored an overtime winner vs. Florida in Game 6, as well, poked one past Bryzgalov for a powerplay goal late in the second to tie the game. This all came from a Devils team that won a 3-2 double-overtime Game 7 thriller against Southeast Division-champion Florida on Thursday. But the Flyers started the way they did the previous two series vs. New Jersey: By winning Game 1. They eventually won the series in 2004 and 2010, reaching the Stanley Cup finals in the latter. In fact, in the previous series between these two rivals – separated by just 87 miles – the winner reached the finals, with the Devils winning the Cup in 1995 and 2000. Perhaps a byproduct of the week layoff, the Flyers were lethargic on the ice at the start and let the Devils do what they wanted with the puck. Philadelphia’s slow-start plague struck again, this time only 3:11 into the game. Flyers defenseman Matt Read turned over the puck and Patrik Elias took control behind the net. He fed it to Zach Parise for the one-timer past Bryzgalov and the quick 1-0 lead. Bryzgalov had two shutouts and won all three starts vs. the Devils in the regular season. He allowed one goal on 76 shots. So much for the regular season. The Devils never stopped shooting the rest of the first. They took the first 11 shots before the Flyers finally lobbed the puck from the blue line toward Brodeur. Forward Scott Hartnell, Philadelphia’s regular-season leading goal scorer, stopped more pucks early in the game than Bryzgalov. He blocked a shot and hobbled to the locker room in pain. He returned a short time later.

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Mountaineers end spring season with win over AB By Robert Kreis Sports Writer

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Defender Bry McCarthy and the West Virginia women’s soccer team ended their spring season with a 3-0 win over Alderson-Broaddus.

The West Virginia women’s soccer team ended its spring season on a high note with a shutout win against in-state foe Alderson-Broaddus College 3-0 at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium Saturday evening. “It was a great way to end the spring,” said head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. “In the locker room, we just talked a little bit about how they wanted to end their spring, so the girls really spoke to some things, and I thought they executed it well ... It’s a great way to finish.” The first of three first half Mountaineers goals came off the foot of Big East Rookie of the Year Kate Schwindel. After sophomore forward Frances Silva was taken down, the Mountaineers were granted a free kick just outside the box. Schwindel blasted the ball over the defensive wall to the upper right-hand corner of the goal. Minutes after the first goal, freshman midfielder Whitney Cavender added another. Cavender capitalized on the

ball trickling through the keeper’s hands on a Schwindel cross from the right. Cavender tapped the ball into an empty net for the score. The Mountaineers chalked up one more goal with less than a minute left in the first half. With time winding down, West Virginia made its final offensive push, with senior Drea Barklage putting the ball in the back of the net. Barklage, who graduates in May, is playing this spring because of the numerous injuries the Mountaineers have suffered. While only dressing 13 players for the final match of the spring season, Izzo-Brown was glad to get out of the Alderson-Broaddus match without injury. “The only thing I ask for in the spring is that we want to get a little bit better, but most importantly, no injuries,” Izzo-Brown said. “It was good that Drea (Barklage) came to give us a little rest.” Up 3-0, the Mountaineers maintained their attack for the remainder of the match, but did not put another ball in the net. The Mountaineers’ defense, particularly

the back line, crippled the Alderson-Broaddus attack all game, eliminating any offensive threat. Leading the back line this spring has been junior Bry McCarthy, the only returning member from the fall team, and junior Mallory Smith. Smith moved her way up to starting defensive midfield last year, and Izzo-Brown has been pleased with Smith’s transition to the back line. “I think there are a lot of similarities, but a lot of differences (between midfielder and back line),” Izzo-Brown said. “We’ve played her a lot in the spring, so I think she really understands it and has that confidence. “It’s more of a confidence thing and mental skills, and she’s really focused on that this spring.” With the shutout victory against Alderson-Broaddus College, the Mountaineers finished the spring with a 3-1-2 record. The first match of the fall season is a home match against LaSalle on August 17.


WVU swept by Seton Hall, drops to No. 11 in Big East By Ben Gaughan SPorts Writer

West Virginia had no answers at the plate for Seton Hall starting pitcher Brian Gilbert, who threw a perfect game into the sixth inning, as the WVU lost game three of the series 9-4. The Mountaineers (17-27, 5-13 Big East) finally broke the Pirates sophomore pitcher in the top of the sixth when junior shortstop John Polonius doubled into the corner in left field, starting a rally of four runs in the inning. Gilbert finished the day with seven strikeouts, four earned runs and six hits in seven innings of work. “Their starting pitcher was really good,” said West Virginia head coach Greg Van Zant. “He threw a perfect game through five innings. He hit 95 miles per hour on the radar gun early in the game. He was pretty consistent, 90 to 92 (mph) and was throwing a real sharp slider. He was just really good.” Seton Hall (26-18, 11-7 Big East) posted the opposite of WVU in the scoring department. The Pirates scored at least one run in four straight innings, including six in the third. Three Pirates’ players had at two RBIs, while three others had one a piece. Second baseman Mike Genovese went 2-for-5 with Brooke Cassidy/THe Daily Athenaeum one run scored and two RBIs. Head coach Greg Van Zant and the West Virginia baseball team were swept in a three- Designated hitter Sal Annunziata went 2-for-3 with game series against Seton Hall this weekend.

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two RBIs and first baseman Michael Betz went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and one run scored. Seton Hall gathered their nine runs on 12 hits, nine RBIs to go against just three strikeouts on the day. The Mountaineers struggled on the mound for games one and three on the weekend. Friday, WVU redshirt sophomore starter Zach Bergeron earned a no decision, throwing just 3.1 innings before getting relieved by sophomore right-hander Josh Harlow, who took the loss. Bergeron gave up seven runs on seven hits, with five walks and only one strikeout. Harlow allowed two runs on eight hits, striking out three and walking two Pirates batters. “Our guys tried,” Van Zant said. “We didn’t get good enough pitching in any of the games except in game two, Corey Walter pitched well enough for us to win, but that game we weren’t able to score any runs. We got beat 3-1. “Seton Hall really did a good job of situational hitting. They got runners on, and they moved them around. They had key base hits when they needed them. You have to give them a lot of credit;

they played really well.” Walter gave WVU a chance in game two, but the Mountaineer hitters could not find a way to score runs when they needed to – something that has been a problem all year long. “Obviously, very disappointing to lose all three, but our guys tried. They’re trying their best,” Van Zant said.

West Virginia will take today and Tuesday off to prepare for final exams, then get back to work Wednesday to prepare for a three-game series with Louisville, which is currently second in the Big East. The Cardinals have 31 wins on the season.



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New Bond film to depict spy’s inner demons ISTANBUL (AP) — The next James Bond movie, “Skyfall,” promises the usual action, exotic locations, scheming villains and beautiful women. For fans of the original novels by Ian Fleming, there’s more: a journey into the troubled psyche of the iconic spy. After all, the director of the 23rd film in the franchise, which spans half a century, is Sam Mendes, whose cinematic studies of personalities in emotional turmoil and even meltdown include “American Beauty” and “Revolutionary Road.” “You always go back to the Fleming because the character Fleming created over a number of novels was incredibly complex,” Mendes said Sunday at a news conference in Istanbul, where the crew of “Skyfall” has filmed. “Some people sometimes forget in the cliche of Bond, which is the international playboy, and someone who’s always untroubled, and almost never breaks a sweat, that actually what (Fleming) created was a very conflicted character,” said Mendes, who was joined by cast members, including Bond actor Daniel Craig. Fleming created a secret agent who was sometimes frustrated and ambivalent about his job. Many Bond

movies sidestepped the inner demons, showcasing instead a debonair 007 whose exploits were enhanced with gaudy gadgets and special effects. In Fleming’s last novels, Mendes said, Bond suffered from a “combination of lassitude, boredom, depression, difficulty with what he’s chosen to do for a living, which is to kill. That makes him a much more interesting character, and some of those things are explored in this movie, because Daniel as an actor is capable of exploring them.” It is Craig’s third portrayal of the spy, and he introduced a darker side to Bond in his earlier roles in 2008’s “Quantum of Solace” in 2008 and “Casino Royale” in 2006. Craig reread Bond novels as part of his preparation for “Skyfall,” and a delay in film production, caused when studio MGM filed for bankruptcy in 2010, allowed him more time to discuss the character with Mendes. He said he had spoken to intelligence agents about their work, and has some inkling of the hardships they face. “I’ve got the better job,” said Craig, whose last movie was “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” the thriller adapted from the novel by Stieg Larsson. “Skyfall” is due for release on Oct. 26 in Britain and in


From left, British actors Naomie Harris, Daniel Craig and French actress Berenice Marlohe arrive for the photo call of the 23rd film in the James Bond series, ‘Skyfall,’ in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday. other locations shortly after that. Judi Dench returns as spy chief M and the film introduces English actress Naomie Harris as a field agent named Eve and Berenice Marlohe of France as a character named Severine. Producers are enigmatic

about the plot, though they have said the relationship between Bond and M is tested and MI6, the spy agency, comes under attack. “Skyfall” includes scenes in London, Scotland, Turkey and China. In Istanbul, the crew filmed scenes with motorcycles at the Grand Bazaar,

a covered market that dates to the early Ottoman period. The 1963 Bond movie, “From Russia With Love,” included scenes in Istanbul. It starred Sean Connery. Fleming, whose experiences as a British intelligence officer in World War II helped him conceive the Bond novels,

died in 1964. Some things about the spy’s image on screen (as well as in the books) won’t change. Asked to describe Bond’s love life in “Skyfall,” Craig smiled. “It’s very rich,” he said. “We’re making a Bond movie, so that kind of speaks for itself.”

Hundreds flock to meet ‘50 Shades of Grey’ author MIAMI (AP) — Young school teachers, middle-aged nurses and even the elderly flocked to a Miami book store Sunday for a chance to meet the author of the bestselling erotic romance “Fifty Shades of Grey” in the launch of her U.S. book tour. British newcomer E L James drew more than 500 men and women at a morning book signing and was scheduled to speak later before a sold-out crowd at the historic Biltmore Hotel. It was her second-ever book signing, yet the size of the crowd snaking through the store with mimosas and books in hand drew comparisons to the response previously seen for writers such as Anne Rice and even politicians. “This is a literary phenomenon,” said Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books & Books, the independent bookstore where James was signing copies. “E L struck a nerve, and her storytelling speaks to so many people.” In a few short months, James has snagged a seven-figure contract with Vintage Books, and Universal Pictures and Focus Films have purchased the rights to all three books in the trilogy about an unworldly col-

lege student who begins an unusual romantic relationship with a wealthy young businessman. The books have been called “mommy porn” for their sexual content and large, mostly female following, though men are signing up for autographs as well. “I read it through lunch breaks and I’m giggling,” said Laura Vargas, 31, an executive assistant at a large insurance company. “I’m like, `I can’t believe she just wrote that.’” James began writing the books as fan fiction to Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series and quickly developed a cult-like following of her own. The romance between Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey is surprising because of its unconventional nature: Grey asks Steele to sign a contract, and she agrees to be his “submissive” and to partake in a range of erotic activities. The stories were first published online, and as word of mouth spread, droves of people - many of them not traditional readers of romantic or erotic fiction - began downloading them on iPads and Kindles. “I’m staggered by this,” James said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I never set out

to do this.” Until recently, the affable, laidback author had been mostly preoccupied with her work as a television producer, taking care of her two teenage sons and doing mundane house chores. She was raised in London, studied history in college and dabbled once in a while with writing, but never spent a large amount of time on it until reading the “Twilight” books. “I tried a couple of times, but never thought I could,” James said of writing novels. Even now, she’s not sure she’ll be able to write another. “It’s really quite daunting,” she said. A broad swath of mostly women, of all ages and backgrounds, showed up Sunday at the bookstore in Miami’s Coral Gables neighborhood, a familyoriented, upper-class enclave of the city. A young server went around with a tray of bright-colored drinks, and fans exchanged giddy stories about their experiences reading the books. Teacher Mayreny Objio, 33, said the books have taken her work colleagues by storm. They talk about who should play

Christian Grey in the movie and his dominant nature. She read all three books in a week and brought her husband to the signing, encouraging him to read them, too. “I think couples should read it,” Objio said. “It will bring a lot more spice. It’s something different.” Emilia Diaz, a 57-year-old aesthetician, said it was a man who introduced her to the books. They had been talking online and over the phone for months and finally agreed to meet in person. On their first date, he suggested she read the books. “Maybe he wants you to be his submissive,” joked her cousin, Sandra Sousa-Druckman, an interior designer. Diaz came in a group of four women, the eldest being SousaDruckman’s 87-year-old mother, Cathy Perkins. Perkins, who was married for 60 years, said she usually reads Danielle Steele but wants to take up “Fifty Shades of Grey” and its two follow-up novels next. She had a copy of the second book, “Fifty Shades Darker,” for James to autograph. Stephanie Madison, 59, a bioterrorism coordinator at Jackson

Hospital, said her boss had recommended the books to her. She then approached her daughter, Chantele Cogdell, about buying her a copy for Mother’s Day. Cogdell, who works in medical billing and coding, went online to find out what the book was about. Cogdell usually buys her mother flowers, purses or gift cards. “I said, `You really want this?’” Cogdell recalled. “Yes!” her mother enthusiastically replied. Anne Messitte, the publisher of Vintage Books, said the overwhelming response to James’ second book signing, and the first in her tour, was unprecedented for a new writer. “I think at the heart of it, these are wonderful, modern stories that engross the reader,” she said. James herself is at a loss to explain why the books have become so popular, so quickly. Fans who have written or spoken with her at events relate different reactions; some say their sex lives have improved, while others have said the book helped them in dealing with an adopted child. The fictional character Christian Grey was adopted at a

young age. Dressed casually in a jean jacket and with an arm full of silver bracelets, James sipped a glass of water at a quiet bar on the bottom floor of the Biltmore before her appearance. The hotel has hosted several presidents; President Barack Obama held a fundraiser there recently. It’s also a popular choice for weddings, with a church just across the street. James said she conceived the plot as she went along and identifies with both main characters. “For various reasons, but that would be giving too much away so I’m not going to say more,” she says with a laugh. “Fifty Shades of Grey” is slated to be translated into more than 30 languages, and James will be stopping in eight other cities along the East coast. When she goes out now, she’s now asked for photographs from fans. She’s tried not to let too many things change in her life: She’s still doing laundry, and there are at least two people by her side who have not read the books her sons. “Good God,” she says. “I would be mortified.”

LAS VEGAS (AP) — This week, Sin City looked a bit more like Tinseltown, as some 5000 folks from virtually all walks of the film universe gathered for the theater operators’ convention known as CinemaCon. Among attendees were dozens of major and emerging movie stars who like to meet and greet exhibitors in hopes of getting their new releases into more cineplexes. Actor-musician Tyrese Gibson of “Transformer” fame was there for another reason – to

mentor eight student filmmakers with dreams of getting their own films shown on the big screen. Oddly enough, Gibson’s first cinema memory came not in a cinema but at home, on videotape. “I don’t remember going to the theater,” he said at the theater operators’ closing-night gala. But he noted his first favorites on VHS were “Back to the Future” (1985) and “Ghost Busters” (1984). “These were, some way, somehow, the only two VHS tapes that we had in our house.

So, I must have seen `Back to the Future’ over 150 times. We knew all the words to both the movies.” Actor Taylor Kitsch, who appears in May’s “Battleship,” also cited “Future” as “the first movie that I saw in a cinema that really knocked me out,” he said. “You were taken away. It was done so well, especially at the time. And that’s what movies do. That’s what it’s about. Escape.” Actress Jennifer Garner, pushing August’s Disney family dramedy “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” recalled going to the

theater to see the Lily Tomlin comedy, “The Incredible Shrinking Woman” (1981). “It was such a big deal that we went,” recalled Garner. “It was my older sister’s birthday, and I got to tag along. . I thought it was the coolest thing I’d ever seen in my life.” “The Lion King” (1994) was the first film fave for Diego Boneta of the June musical “Rock of Ages.” “Until this day, I always cry when (the father) Mufasa dies, and my favorite animal is a lion and I wish I could be (the cub who would be king) Simba.”

“One of the movies that I watched over and over was `Space Jam’ (1996), the cartoon movie with Michael Jordan in it,” remembered Josh Hutcherson of the “Hunger Games.” “And I think the movie that changed how I viewed movies was `Fight Club’ (1999). It just blew my mind. It’s a big leap, from `Space Jam’ to `Fight Club,’ but just bear with me on that.” Anna Faris of May’s “The Dictator” said, “My mom took me to the movies to see `Annie’ (1982) when I was 4 or 5. And she bought me some candy, those candy orange segments, which were amazing. I remember being terrified at (Carol Burnett’s villainous) Miss Hannigan, and then later on I came to admire her very much,” Faris added,

with a sinister smile. “I never saw it in a theater until my 13th birthday,” said Chloe Grace of the forthcoming “Dark Shadows.” “But it’s the movie that struck me the most, as a young girl and as an actress, `Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ (1961), because I saw Audrey Hepburn on the screen, and you wanted to be in her world, you wanted to be beside her. You wanted to be walking down Fifth Avenue with her, sharing that croissant.” Charlize Theron of June’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” revealed she “learned everything from love, watching `Splash’ (1984), and that’s why I’m still single,” generating big laughs from the audience. “So, thanks Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, for that.”

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‘In the Heights’ to bring award-winning performance to CAC by Elizabeth Finley A&E writer

The Tony Award-winning hit musical “In the Heights” is coming to the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center Wednesday, May 30 as part of this year’s University Arts Series. In 2008, “In the Heights” won the Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. The hit musical was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2009. According to WVU Arts and Entertainment, “In the Heights” is “a moving, funny and uplifting new show about a community of hard-working immigrants seeking a better life and trying to find their place – their

home – in their new country.” Based on the book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, “In the Heights” is a heartwarming story that explores three days in the lives of young people in the New York City Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights. The musical follows the lives of several young DominicanAmerican people as they experience love and loss, which is portrayed through rich and rhythmic Latin-infused music. It is the next chapter of the classic American immigrant story, with three generations of families all trying to survive Washington Heights. Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the music for “In the Heights,” and he was also the lead role in

the show on Broadway. Charles Isherwood, a critic for the New York Times, said “(Miranda) is so naturally and vibrantly alive onstage that he brings an animating touch of urgency to even the more cliched or predictable turns of the plot… (His) long streams of rap riding a pulsating rhythm are the music that makes the whole neighborhood dance.” Tickets for “In the Heights” can be purchased at both the Mountainlair and the Creative Arts Center box offices, as well as on The box offices are open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets for students are $27 and $40 for non-students. daa&

Eve 6 has released its latest work, ‘Speak in Code,’ via Fearless Records.

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Eve 6 hasn’t released an album since this year’s freshmen were 9 years old, but the long-anticipated fourth effort “Speak in Code,” released Tuesday, doesn’t disappoint. In typical Eve 6 fashion, “Speak in Code” follows a format that brought the band monumental success in the ’90s and early in the turn of the century. It includes an equation of dance-themed rhythms, electronic production, relatable lyrics and vocally driven melodies. “Curtain” starts off the new album, and it does so by offering up the best song on “Speak in Code.”

“Curtain” is the most melodically solid song on the disc, and it carries the type of energy that is meant to kick off a concert. The track inspires enough enthusiasm to hold the attention of even average fans of the genre throughout the album. Fans of the group’s previous efforts will find that this album resonates most with “Horrorscope,” the 1999 release that contained singles “Promise” and “Here’s to the Night.” This is most prevalent in the second track on the album, “Victoria,” in which synthesized instrumentals accompany a record of the anxieties felt in a relationship past. “Victoria” was the second single off of “Speak in Code,” following “Lost & Found,” the album’s seventh track.

Tony award-winning musical ‘In the Heights’ will be appearing at the CAC May 30.

“Lost & Found,” unlike much of the “Horrorscope”influenced album, could have been featured on the self-titled debut without a second guess. It contains the mid-to-late ’90s pop-rock punch with a minimally synthesized feel, and it’s a welcome taste of the band’s roots. Songs “B.F.G.F.” and “Blood Brothers” are made up of simple, and sometimes forced lyrics, but the choruses continue to play through listeners’ minds well after the first listen. While sing-songy choruses redeem the tracks, the album could have been better off by replacing them with more lyrically clever efforts. As it stands though, these two tracks don’t hurt the album as is. Fans of Eve 6 have grown to expect the obligatory bal-

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lad, and there are a couple of instances where these tracks emerge in “Speak in Code.” Both “Moon” and “Pick up the Pieces” bring elements of “Here’s to the Night,” “Hey Montana” and “Girlfriend” to light. “Pick up the Pieces” is the best melodic piece on the album, and it is certainly a contender to place in the top-three songs of “Speak in Code.” In short, Eve 6’s “Speak in Code” is worth at least one cover-to-cover listen. Fans of bands that thrived during the musically golden ’90s will be impressed, and the group certainly made a case to gain new support, as well.


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Don’t miss great summer events JEREMIAH YATES a&e EDItor

The summer concert season is right around the corner, and fans of every music genre should be excited. Whether you are looking to start a mosh pit or drum circle, there’s something for everyone. zz May 30 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be performing at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The veteran rock group is touring heavily this summer, giving fans an opportunity to catch their set at multiple festivals and arenas nationwide. Check www. for available seating. zz June 7-10 – The annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., is definitely one of the biggest and best of the summer. The line-up includes: Radiohead, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, The Beach Boys and The Avett Brothers. Tickets are available at zz June 28-July 1 – The Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, Mich. Even though this festival is quite a drive away from the Morgantown area, the lineup and scheduled events are enough incentives to make the trip. Headliners include: The String Cheese Incident (three shows), Bassnector and STS9 (two shows). Festival-goers are at ease with a shuttle to a nearby water park, available showers and a lake in which they can cool down and take a swim. General admission tickets (camping is included) are on sale for $242.50 plus

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CLASSIFIEDS Fans dance as Pretty Lights performs during the 2011 All Good music festival. ticket fees at zz July 3 – Roger Waters, the mind behind legendary Pink Floyd, will be performing his masterpiece “The Wall” nation wide and will be making a nearby stop at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Check for information on ticket availability. zz July 19-22 – Even though the All Good Music and Arts Festival has moved to Thornville, Ohio, it is still within reach. This year’s lineup doesn’t fail to impress with headlining acts such as The Allman Brother’s Band, Phil Lesh and Friends, and The Flaming Lips. General admission tickets are priced at $189 (camping included) and are

available at zz July 28 – Metal fans can rejoice as The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will make its way to The First Niagara Pavillion in Burgettstown, Pa. Headliners include: Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead and Anthrax. Tickets are available at zz Aug. 3-5 – For those willing to make the drive to Chicago for the Lollapalooza Festival, they will surely not be disappointed. Headliners include: The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath and Jack White. General admission tickets are on sale for $95 a day (three days total) and are available at


zz Sept. 21-23 – Deluna Fest is a great end to the summer. Festival-goers are able to soak up the sun on Florida’s beautiful Pensacola Beach and see some of the greatest bands performing today. Headliners include: Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, and Florence and the Machine. Tickets are on sale and available at www.delunafest. com. Advanced tickets are still available for $159.95; regular general admission tickets are $199.95. These are just a sample of concerts and festivals for the 2012 summer. Don’t miss out on some of the best musical performances around. Get up, get out there and get loud.

‘The Raven’ is better than most critics say nick wesdock a&e WRITER

“The Raven,” starring John Cusack, opened in theaters Friday to a slow start. Critics bashed the movie, which made just more than $7 million this weekend. However, the movie was overshadowed with the openings of several other anticipated movies, including “The Five-Year Engagement.” Had there not been so much competition, “The Raven” should definitely have gotten the credit it deserves. World-famous poet and writer Edgar Allen Poe brought about inspiration for the fictional film. The title comes from one of Poe’s most famous poems, “The Raven.” In the film, Poe, who is played by Cusack, returns to Baltimore for the sake of his bride-to-be, Emily Hamilton. Upon returning to Baltimore, Poe begins working with the police department to solve a series of murders that seem to mimic his writings. Admittedly, the film made Poe out to be more of a Sherlock Holmes type of character rather than a writer.


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‘The Raven,’ starring John Cusack, opened in theaters Friday. Regardless of the reality of the movie, however, it was entertaining and enjoyable. Cusack, who stepped out of his comfort zone for this role, did an excellent job capturing the essence of his character. All in all, the acting in the film was good. The content of the film was good, too. Despite a grim and gruesome core plot, other elements of the storyline, such

as the underlying love story, seemed to distract the viewers. A few of the murder scenes in the movie were pretty gory. This is definitely not a film for the faint of heart. “The Raven” also did a great job referencing Poe’s actual works. The film made use of his short story “The Cask of Amontillado,” and his poem “Annabel Lee,” as well as a few others. Although it is a fic-

tional movie, it contains a lot of history of Poe. To sum it up, “The Raven” is an underrated film. It has many of the ingredients of a good movie, including a unique and diverse storyline, historical elements and decent acting.

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Taj Mahal returning to Alaska as part of tour JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- It takes a certain type of person to get on stage under a name taken from a building renowned as one of the most beautiful ever constructed, without being laughed out of the room. Henry Saint Clair Fredericks is that type of person, and he has long preferred the name Taj Mahal, which he says arrived in a series of dreams a few decades ago. Under that moniker he has done 50 albums, pulled in a couple Grammys and traveled to the ends of the Earth, performing his style of the blues and an array of genres, averaging 125 shows a year since 1968. Taj Mahal is on the road again, and his next stops will be in Alaska, which he visited for the first time in the early 1970s. He says he has been drawn back many times by the eclectic mix of people and the equally impressive range of fish. He has spent a lifetime on the road, playing guitar and singing, and fishing when he has the time. The slim, lanky 20-something Taj Mahal was introduced to the world in a January 1969 issue of Rolling Stone that also announced the break-up of the

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English psychedelic group Traffic and highlighted the shortlived Kozmic Blues Band, then called The Revue. Taj Mahal was described as wearing an “Amish cowboy hat with the band made of beercan pop tops,” and heading to Los Angeles High School to give a blues lesson to a gym full of wary teenagers. His renditions of blues classics such as “Corinna, Corinna” and stories of what the blues means and where it came from got the crowd clapping, stomping and lining up for autographs. An executive from Columbia Records was so impressed by the enthusiastic response that he said Taj Mahal would need police protection by the end of the year and would be the one to deliver blues to young black kids, turning them on to greats like Muddy Waters, who struggled to resonate with that crowd. As it turned out, things were slower-building than the Columbia exec would have liked, but Taj Mahal, now armed with graduate studies in ethnomusicology, still makes a point of telling audiences about the music he plays and gives credit to those who wrote and first performed the songs he uses to

bring crowds to their feet. When he gets to talking about fishing, it is again apparent that he is a shade different from his early musical inspirations who hailed from the Mississippi Delta, like Muddy Waters, who also sang about the catfish blues. Taj Mahal got a fishing pole and a book about the fish of North America from an uncle from South Carolina when he was 4 or 5, and he was raised fishing the waters around New York. “There probably used to be salmon in those rivers, but so many of them were part of the Industrial Revolution,” Taj Mahal says. “With the ecological clean-up, some of them are coming back, but it’s nothing like what you have around Alaska.” He has also fished in Fiji, New Zealand, Mexico, Alaska and just about everywhere else he has stopped for any length of time. ESPN cameras were rolling when he reeled in a 650-pound blue marlin off the coast of Costa Rica, but he isn’t one for telling tales about the big ones he has caught. Instead, what stands out is one he missed. Every couple years, he went to

a fishing tournament with Gene Price, a machinist from South Los Angeles, on a banged-up boat called the Gene Machine. One year, Taj Mahal’s then-manager pushed him to add some dates in the fall, so he missed the tournament. “The one year I don’t go, the water was hot from El Nino, and the fish that ended up winning was 375 pounds,” Taj Mahal says. “Gene pulled it in, sitting in the chair I would’ve been in, and got $700,000 for it.” Even if he landed that prize, Taj Mahal says he would turn 70 just the same, between shows in Kansas City and Colorado this May, on a tour that will take him around the United States, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. His gravelly voice has yet to turn rocky like many musicians his age. He has mastered 60-plus instruments and anyone expecting him to sail into the sunset or sink into retirement should probably think again. “I’m always cracking up when I hear what people think I should be doing,” he says. “I’m doing exactly what I always wanted to do, and I still like what I can do musically. I’m doing exactly what I should be doing, every day on the road.”

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Intensity at Caged Fury 17 keeps fans on edge

Middleweight champion Hector Urbina receives his belt at Caged Fury 17 Friday.

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Caged Fury 17, the latest installment of professional mixed martial arts action to storm Morgantown, took place Friday night at the Mylan Park Expo Center. Brought to fans by the North American Allied Fight Series and Simons Promotions, Caged Fury 17 featured all of the excitement and exceptional athleticism that has made mixed martial arts one of the fastest-growing sports in America. At the top of the fight card was a middleweight title fight between the undefeated but relatively untested Travis Clark and seasoned veteran Hector Urbina.

This matchup was finished nearly as soon as it started. Urbina’s experience and quick thinking proved to be the difference in this main event fight, as he saw a small crack in Clark’s defense and took it, securing the fight-ending guillotine choke just 16 seconds into the first round. “I think I stunned him with a punch early,” Urbina said. “When we clinched, he just didn’t feel very strong and I got his neck and started cranking.” The night’s co-main event saw West Virginia product Nathan “Bam” Bryant take on Pittsburgh Fight Club’s Adam Milstead. For Bryant, this matchup offered a chance at redemption for a loss he suffered in his last fight in Morgantown on Jan. 28 at Caged Fury 16. Unfortunately for “Bam,” Milstead had no intentions of


letting this happen. Milstead, a former lightheavyweight fighter, had an obvious speed and athleticism advantage in the fight, and he was able to land hard punches and kicks at will against Bryant. Utilizing an effective game plan, Bryant was able to bully Milstead against the cage and force clinch situations where the Pittsburgh fighter’s speed was not a factor. This technique dried up midway through the second round, however, as Milstead caught Bryant with a hard right hook while the two fighters were scrambling for position. The punch put Bryant on his back, and Milstead followed with more ground and pound until the referee halted the fight. “It was a little added pressure being in his backyard, but

Ronell Green tries to force Richard McDole into submission at Caged Fury 17. I’m just glad to get in and get out with the victory,” Milstead said. “I felt great, and I’m here to stay at heavyweight.” Promising Wheeling, W. Va., bantamweight fighter Ronell Green suffered a similarly disappointing loss in his matchup with submission specialist Richard McDole. Green, who impressed in his professional debut with a first-round submission victory at Caged Fury 16, found himself in precarious positions from the onset of his fight with McDole. Early in the round, McDole secured a tight armbar, which had Green’s arm on the breaking point. Somehow, Green was able to escape the submission, but his arm was clearly damaged. Showing his heart and determination, Green landed some hard shots after escaping

that appeared to daze McDole. But he couldn’t capitalize on the moment, and McDole recovered and locked in another armlock, this time for good. Green, who suffered a dislocated elbow as a result of the submission, was forced to tap out with just seconds left in the first round. While Bryant and Green suffered disappointing losses in their featured bouts, the Mountain State was represented well by Wheeling fighter Chris Goldbaugh on the undercard portion of the event. Goldbaugh, who is known primarily as a ground fighter and submission specialist, showed off an improving stand-up game in his matchup with the hard-nosed Adam Sepulveda. After failing to get the fight to the ground early, Gold-


baugh turned to his striking, a game plan he didn’t expect to employ. “I heard he had a granite chin and heavy hands,” Goldbaugh said after the fight. “I really didn’t want to stand up with him, but it worked out.” Using hard elbows and knees, Goldbaugh was able to drop Sepulveda in the first round and earn the technical knockout victory. “It was the first time I ever ended a fight standing, so I feel great about that,” Goldbaugh said. “I’m always working hard on my striking, so it’s great to see that pay off.” With fantastic fights and an enthusiastic and rowdy crowd reaction, Caged Fury 17 proved the beautifully violent sport of MMA is in the Mountain State to stay. daa&



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Monday April 30, 2012

J. Cole, WVU help raise environmental awareness christina gutierrez a&E WRITER


J. Cole pleases fans with a spectacular performance Friday night.


Tyga performs in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the WVU CAC Friday.

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Thousands of West Virginia University students crowded the Coliseum for the J.Cole concert Friday night. The party started at 7:30 p.m. when opening act Big K.R.I.T. took the stage. Although most of the crowd didn’t file in until after his performance, Big K.R.I.T managed to pump up the audience up. After what seemed like an hour-long intermission, Tyga took the stage. While jumping into the crowd and introducing female prodigy Honey Cocaine, Tyga proved to be a fan-favorite. “This is my first time in Morgantown, West Virginia, and everyone here has been amazing,” Tyga said. He was more than pleased that his many female fans were not shy about dancing for him onstage. Angela Duley, junior social work student, was impressed by the set and performance. “I didn’t expect Tyga to have such a good set. I really just came for J.Cole,” Duley said. J.Cole paired up with the Brita FilterForGood Music Project as part of the Campus Consciousness and went green. Katelynn Harmon, junior pre-veterinary medicine student and Stewart Squires, senior sport and exercise psychology student, are just a few of the WVU students supporting the cause. Harmon and Squires are both working toward a minor in leadership studies and were thrilled to be a part of this great project.

“We are bettering the earth. That’s why we chose to do this,” Harmon said. In an attempt to reduce the use and waste of plastic bottles, Brita FilterForGood set up a station during the concert. “So far, this movement has saved millions of wasted bottles,” Squires said. Harmon and Squires worked alongside freshman political science student, Ellis Burgess, handing out free water bottles and sharing their passion. “We’re trying to save the earth because we all have to live here,” Burgess said. In addition to saving the earth, student volunteers like Burgess, Harmon and Squires all got the opportunity to meet J. Cole after the show. Though J.Cole was more than pleased to be able to work with such a great project, his main priority was to provide the crowd with an amazing show – which he did. When he finally took the stage, nearly three hours after the show’s commencement, J. Cole had his anxious fans flooding to the stage. Jerred Bellinger, senior marketing student, didn’t seem to mind the wait. “I thought J. Cole killed his performance. Everyone in the crowd was rocking,” Bellinger said. It seemed that J. Cole, WVU and the Brita FilterFodGood Music Project accomplished what they set out to do – put on a great show while raising awareness about the environment. For more information about how to get involved visit or the Brita FilterForGood page on Facebook. daa&

‘The Magic of Paris’ coming to WVU “The Magic of Paris” Monday at the West Virginia UniverBy Alex Panos sity Creative Arts Center. A&E correspondent Gianandrea Noseda, wellknown conductor of the The Pittsburgh Symphony Pittsburgh Symphony OrOrchestra is set to perform chestra, will lead the world-

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famous symphony in the performance. The orchestra will bring to life the early stages of 20th century Paris, reflecting the sounds of aspiring artists, poets, writers and musicians who traveled there for the artistic revolution. To help the patrons understand the significance of the music they will be hearing, the concert will have a unique feature this year; it will be preceded by a lecture from Jim Cunningham, artistic director for WQED-FM Pittsburgh, at 6:30 p.m. During this lecture, Cunningham will discuss the music about to be performed. Susan Hardesty, chair of the West Virginia University Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Board of Advisors, said she is looking forward to the lecture because it is a new wrinkle to the show this year. “This way the audience can learn more about the music that they are going to hear,” Hardesty said. According to a press release, the symphony will be open with “La Boutique fantasque” and will also be performing “Iberia” and “The Three-Cornered Hat,” works created for the famous Parisbased Ballets Russes. Hardesty said the committee is excited to continue to bring the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Morgantown because the community is a large supporter of the orchestra’s work at the WVU Creative Arts Center. Hardesty also believes that people should come out to see the show because it is a rare opportunity for WVU to catch a world-class concert. “We want the students, faculty and community to come out and enjoy this symphony, which is one of the top 10 in the World,” Hardesty said. The concert, which is part of the Canady Symphony Series at WVU in memory of Valerie Canady, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre, one hour after Cunningham’s introductory lecture. Tickets are available now for $25-40 at the Heinz Hall box office, by calling 412392-4900 or by visiting http://pittsburghsymphony. org. Students can purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $7 courtesy of the Canady family at or at the CAC for $9 on the day of the performance. daa&



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The April 30 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper.

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