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Thursday April 5, 2012
Volume 125, Issue 132
Board overturns claim against Golden party by mackenzie mays city editor
The Student Government Association Judicial Board ruled in favor of the Golden Ticket hosting a free concert on campus in a hearing Wednesday night after SGA administration claimed the event violated the elections code. SGA Attorney General Jason Junkin, Elections Chair Jason Butts and current president Jason Bailey said the event violated Article 2, Section K of the code,
which states the Elections Chair has the power to arrange for all necessary reservations involving election events such as banner spaces and other campaignrelated materials for candidates. All reservation requests must be submitted to the Elections Chair one week in advance, according to the code. Junkin said Devin Sears, vice presidential candidate for the Golden Ticket, did not officially go through Butts within the time requirement, merely suggesting it to him in passing, and that she
did not have the authority to reserve the Mountainlair Ballrooms for the concert because she did not represent a student organization – making the event “unethical.” Butts said he “very vaguely” discussed the event with Sears. However, Sears, who appealed the decision, said Junkin, Bailey and Butts met without her knowledge, and she was not informed that there was a code violation until it was too late and her event was in danger of being canceled.
“I never lied about anything. No one notified me about any problems up until I received a voicemail from Jason (Junkin) saying it had to be canceled. No one told me I was in the wrong until after the fact,” Sears told the board. Sears said Section K was ambiguous and lead her to believe she was following proper SGA laws. “I wanted to do this to benefit the community and bring positive press to the University – especially because of the recent
issues with the ‘I’m Shmacked’ video, and I was under the assumption that it was okay under the Chair to do so.” SGA Governor Ryan Campione also represented the Golden Ticket at the hearing and said that the Davisson Brothers band had already scheduled a concert in the Morgantown area, so Sears merely seized the opportunity to create a fun event for students. The “one week prior” requirement fell during Spring Break, meaning 2012 SGA candidates
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Addition to Farmer’s Market aims to provide better sense of community by carlee lammers staff writer
The Morgantown Market Place, located on the corner of Spruce and Fayette streets, has begun long-awaited construction on a new, covered outdoor pavilion. “I love the fact that we are finally going to have a roof over our heads,” said Lisa Lagana, the market manager. “People love to come to the market – even in the rain – but they just don’t look nearly as happy when it’s raining.” Plans for the pavilion include a rain garden, portable restroom, a donor wall with bricks recognizing the project’s top contributors and an outdoor kitchen for live cooking demonstrations. “We’re hoping to allow it to become an event pavilion, so that things other
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Construction has begun on the Morgantown Market Place, which will be home to the Farmer’s Market.
Student group recognizes autism awareness month by carlee lammers staff writer
West Virginia University students are shining light and speaking out throughout the month of April in hopes to “unlock” autism. Members of the WVU Autism Speaks U organization kicked off Autism Awareness Month this April by sponsoring the “Light It Up Blue” campaign in an effort to raise awareness. “It’s our way to shine a light on autism,” said Autism Speaks U coordinator Kasia Bryant. “Autism is a bigger issue than people realize.” The organization posted flyers and balloons across cam-
pus, encouraged WVU students to wear blue in support and lit fraternity row up in blue Monday in support of World Autism Awareness Day. Autism consists of a group of complex brain development disorders, which occur in varying degrees, called the “autism spectrum.” The disorders influence social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and can spark repetitive behaviors. Bryant, whose brother is on the autism spectrum, said raising awareness and informing students about the disorder is something she’s passionate about. “Just two weeks ago it was announced that now one in 88
people are on the spectrum; before that it was one in 110. This is a way for us to provide awareness of things like this,” she said. WVU’s Alpha Xi Delta chapter has also dedicated time to raising awareness as a part of the sorority’s philanthropy. Philanthropy president Kendra Thalman said the cause hits close to home for many of the sisters. “It’s affected more people than you would think,” she said. “This year our sweetheart – his younger sister has autism, and we’re all very close with him.” Thalman said the sorority participates in various fundraisers, walks and benefits throughout the year to raise
awareness for Autism Speaks and the disorder. “Awareness is always important,” Thalman said. “It’s touching. So many of these little kids I’ve seen in our efforts still have heart and passion – it’s not a depressing thing.” Bryant said she also hopes this month will inform students and change popular beliefs about the disorder. “Most people hear someone is autistic and automatically think something is wrong,” she said. “I was actually just doing some research and found that a lot of people believe Einstein was on the spectrum. Some people are brilliant. It’s the ex-
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West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant will moderate the West Virginia University Student Government Association debate Monday. Tennant, a WVU graduate, will ask the candidates questions concerning their platforms during the debate, which will take place in the Mountainlair Commons at 7 p.m. “We are happy to announce that Tennant has volunteered to be the moderator for the debate,” said SGA Elections Chair Jason Butts. “The debate is going to be recorded, and we are working on possibly having it being streamed live online.” SGA also selected WVU’s Student Association of Public Administrators as the Student Organization of the Year. SAPA was awarded $500 toward their organization for providing excellence within the WVU community by organizing events such as “Create the Fix,” a public panel on remedying the national debt. The organization was among a total of three finalists selected for the honor. WVU organizations Colleges against Cancer and WVU Student Occupational Therapy Association were
also among the finalists that were chosen to represent themselves in front of the board. Both runners-up were awarded $100 to their organization as a consolation prize. “All three candidates were extremely impressive with their applications,” said SGA President Jason Bailey. “They’ve been beneficial to the WVU community and are all deserving of recognition.” SGA unanimously voted to include Constitutional Amendment 2012-02 on the upcoming elections ballot this month. The amendment states the new party elected will have the power to set time lines for the next upcoming election after the amendment takes effect on January 1, 2013. “I think that passing the amendment will help make the constitution have no loopholes and make sure that there will not be a conflict with election code and constitution in the future,” said SGA Governor Ryan Campione. Resolution 2012-03 was passed to further the SGA’s commitment to help the city of Morgantown work towards becoming an inclusive city. “Goal 3 of WVU’s 2020 strategic plan is to ‘foster diversity and an inclusive culture,’” said Director of Neighborhood
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Above is an artist rendering of the proposed marketplace which includes a covered, outdoor pavilion.
hadn’t even been named yet, he said. Campione said based on precedence, the accusation by SGA was unfair, saying parties in recent years never had to go through the Elections Chair when setting up similar events. “We assumed going through the Chair pertained to SGAsponsored events. There is nothing in the code that gives the Chair the ability to cancel, and if it did, it could open up doors
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Members of the Green Dot program don’t want your awareness – they want your action. WELLWVU: The Students’ Center of Health is encouraging West Virginia University students to speak up and act out through the month of April to identify and combat acts of violence with a new campus initiative. “I don’t care about raising your awareness, because, to me, raising awareness means that nothing has been done,” said Sam Wilmoth, a Green Dot representative. “I don’t care if anybody remembers a single statistic. I just want people to do something.” However, the statistics surrounding the issues could be enough to ignite a change. An average of 1.6 rapes happen at WVU each day, and Wilmoth said the victimization of college women is at a higher rate than any other age group. In addition, one out of 33
men have been victims of rape during their lifetime. The program’s name is derived from the red dot symbols that are typically used to represent danger ahead. For the Green Dot program, “red dot” situations can happen quickly and unexpectedly. “A red dot is the three seconds it takes to raise your hand and strike someone,” Wilmoth said. “It is a highrisk situation that could be stopped with your immediate actions.” In contrast, a “green dot” represents an immediate action that a bystander can take to prevent that kind of violence. “The green dot illustrates the solution as the reflection of the problem,” Wilmoth said. A green dot can be conducted through three possible strategies: direct, delegate or distract. A direct green dot requires taking the shortest distance
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SIDELINED FOR SPRING West Virginia junior cornerback Pat Miller’ s spring will be cut short after the team announced he broke his foot. SPORTS PAGE 9
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Thursday April 5, 2012
Texas residents sift through rubble from tornadoes FORNEY, Texas (AP) — As a twister bore down on her neighborhood, Sherry Enochs grabbed the three young children in her home and hid in her bathtub. The winds swirled and snatched away two of the children. Her home collapsed around her. Miraculously, no one was seriously hurt. Enochs, 53, stood Wednesday amid the wreckage of what was once her home in the North Texas city of Forney, among the hardest hit by a series of tornadoes that barreled through one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas a day earlier. No one was reported dead, and of the more than 20 injured, only a handful were seriously hurt. “If you really think about it, the fact that everybody who woke up in Forney yesterday is alive today in Forney, that’s
front yards that didn’t belong to them. Enochs doesn’t have a clear memory of exactly how things happened Tuesday, but she was found holding her grandson in the bathtub, which had blown into the area where her garage once was. A 3-year-old she was watching was found wandering around the backyard. A neighbor pulled another child Enochs had been taking care of, 19-month-old Abigail Jones, from the rubble. “I heard the rumbling from the tornado and I didn’t even hear the house fall,” Enochs said. Abigail was taken to the hospital but released. The blonde, smiling child with bows in her hair was bruised on her cheek and forehead, but not seriously hurt. Her mother, Misty Jones, brought her back Wednesday to see what had
happened. Seven people were injured in Forney, none seriously. An additional 10 people were hurt in Lancaster, south of Dallas, and three people in Arlington, west of Dallas. National Weather Service crews in Forney, east of Dallas, spotted storm damage that suggested the twister there was an EF3, with wind speeds as high as 165 mph. Other tornadoes in Arlington and Lancaster appear to have been EF2 tornadoes, with wind speeds up to 135 mph. Tornadoes can range from EF0, the weakest, to EF5, the strongest. An EF2 or higher is considered a significant tornado. A twister can hit one spot and continue for miles before touching down again, Moore said. It’s difficult to explain why a tornado touches down when it does.
ing that, you’re discounting the original intention of placing this measure in the code itself. According to the code, we’re subordinate to all policies and procedures at WVU, and therefore, the Mountainlair’s rules about reservations do apply. Devin (Sears) didn’t have the ability to register in the first place; it was merely on hold until they could receive confirmation.” Jonathan Storage, Chief Justice of the judicial board, said it was “in the best interest of campaigning and SGA to allow the concert to go on.” The Judicial Board issued a statement following the decision.
“Based on the Election Chair’s own interpretation of the code, he limited himself to only those reservations that he deemed ‘necessary,’ to wit, banner space and booths. Nothing prevents the Chair from clarifying or modifying the interpretation of a provision, as long as such a modification is reasonable,” the statement reads. “The Party was not given timely notice of a change in interpretation, and thus it would be to the Party’s detriment that it relied on prior statements if SGA’s determinations were to stand. Such an inequity will not withstand. For the foregoing reasons, the decision of the SGA Elections Chair
and Attorney General is hereby REVERSED.” However, the Board’s decision does not mean the Golden Ticket’s event, which is scheduled for 5 p.m. and is expected to feature former WVU football player Owen Schmitt, will definitely happen. The event must be approved by Mountainlair Reservation Services. “The Party may not be barred by SGA from holding its concert if it continues to comply with the code, but other obstacles may present themselves along the way,” according to the Board’s statement.
soon as possible and educate others about what exactly sexual assault is and how to prevent it,” Crane said. Campione announced the Evansdale Connector building as an official project of the University. The building will serve as a smaller student union for students on the Evansdale Campus. “This building is truly a testament to the University, students and the efforts of the SGA,” Campione said. “What will be going into the Connector will be purely a choice from the community.” A survey will be sent out to 36,000 MIX accounts within the next few days to ask students about what exactly they would like to see within the building itself. The survey will involve four questions and
approximately 80 options to choose from. SGA Governor Ray Zane announced the WVU PRT mobile application will now become available to iPhone users. The application has already been made compatible with Android smartphone users. “Now the majority of the smartphone users on campus will now have instant access to current PRT updates and statuses,” Zane said. “It is a convenient way to know about PRT transportation in only a moment.” Governor Amadou Toure announced the upcoming African culture week will take place from April 14-18. The week will contain a movie screening, a soccer tournament, performers, a dinner and more.
“It is a great opportunity for students to get involved and learn more about the African culture,” Toure said. “I encourage students to tell their friends and come enjoy the festivities that will be taking place.” George announced that there will be a “Meet the Candidates” event on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Gluck Theater for students to meet local delegates and political candidates to gain more knowledge about the upcoming elections and primaries, as well as the opportunity to register to vote. “I highly encourage everyone to attend,” George said. “It is a great way to personally meet the candidates and get a clearer viewpoint on the platforms they are running on.”
addition will improve the overall atmosphere of the market. “I think this will improve the overall environment of the market,” she said. “I’m excited about the outdoor kitchen and the culinary demonstrations – we’ve always had hopes of doing that. With the outdoor kitchen, we’ll be able to show people what to do and hopefully improve the lifestyles of people in the community.” The market has been working closely with agencies like Main Street Morgantown, the Morgantown Parking Author-
ity and the Greater Morgantown Trust to ensure the project runs smoothly for its July 28 grand opening. Lagana said she encourages West Virginia University students to take advantage of the market. “It’s not as expensive as you might think. I’ve found that the prices are comparable to those at Wal-Mart. What we offer is fresher, cheaper and better for you,” she said. For more information, visit www.downtownmorgantown. com/mmp/
one to get them out of a risky situation. Wilmoth said if bystanders act on their gut feelings then they can change a culture that has grown “embarrassingly silent” to violence. The program will also work to eliminate personal obstacles such as self-doubt and peer pressure. “The game is rigged, and the odds are in our favor,” Wilmoth said. “With every single person who wishes to be violent, there are 20 people who would never dream of it. Therefore, we need everybody to just do something.” The Green Dot program will host overview speeches throughout the month to engage participants in violence
prevention. Events will be held April 12, April 18 and April 24 in the Shenandoah room of the Mountainlair at 7 p.m. There will also be a bystander training April 21 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Monongahela Room. The event will offer interactive training designed to equip participants with the necessary connection, knowledge and skills to increase their proactive and reactive bystander behaviors. For more information, contact Judy Murnan Zilling, WELLWVU Health Education Specialist, at judy.murnan@ mail.wvu.edu.
overhead and perhaps limiting what could have been a more damaging, deadly storm. Most of Dallas was spared the full wrath of the storms. While tornadoes can strike major cities, having two major systems strike a single metropolitan area is highly unusual, meteorologist Jesse Moore said. The Texas twisters would have done more damage had they stayed on the ground for more of the storms’ path. But weather experts and officials credited the quick reap sponse to tornado warnAshley Quinton walks through the tornado-damaged home of her friend Sherry Enochs in ings for preventing deaths hopes of finding personal items that can be salvaged Wednesday. or more injuries. In the Diamond Creek a real blessing,” Mayor Darren which appeared to flatten subdivision where Enochs’ Rozell said. some homes and graze others home was destroyed, residents The National Weather Ser- next door. The twisters jumped put on work gloves Wednesvice is investigating the dam- from place to place, passing day and began cleaning up. age caused by the tornadoes, many heavily populated areas Many noticed things in their
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for biased actions,” Campione said. “We want a clarification about what is a ‘reserved event,’ and where does SGA’s role fall in scheduling one?” However, Junkin said he believed the code was clear and feared that if the Board ruled in the Golden Ticket’s favor, SGA would suffer in the future. “The code is fairly clear on this topic. We believe it should be enforced in order to avoid setting precedent for future cases and making the code more ambiguous than it needs to be,” Junkin said. “By do-
Continued from page 1 Associations Tyler George. “This resolution will help the SGA work with the student body to identify issues in Morgantown that allude to a lack of inclusivity.” Resolution 2012-04 was also passed by the board to implement sexual assault education into WVU curriculum and orientation. Governor Nicole Crane said a survey with the Green Dot program showed statistics of sexual assault and rape happening on college campuses around the world, including WVU. “I think it’s important that we get this education into the courses such as WVUe 191
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act opposite of what they automatically expect. There’s a full range of people.” Throughout the month of April, Autism Speaks U will host various events and fundraisers, including a barbecue, a wristband sale in the Mountainlair and a fundraiser at the University Town Center Old Navy. For more information on Autism Awareness Month at WVU and for a full list of Autism Speaks U’s events and fundraisers, visit www.facebook.com/ autismspeaksuwvu.
than the market can be there,” Lagana said. The farmers market offers a diverse collection of foods and goods from more than 30 vendors and gathers every Saturday morning May through October, in addition to select weekends during the winter. The Market Place’s main goal is to bring the freshest produce and a better sense of community to Morgantown. Lagana said she hopes the
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to prevent a violent situation. It can be a simple question or making sure an intoxicated friend has a safe ride home. A delegate green dot represents a notification to higher authority. It can be done by making an anonymous call to 911 or telling a resident assistant, police officer or security employee of a situation you feel is dangerous. A distract green dot method is the most creative way to prevent violence. It can be used by distracting a fighting couple with simple small talk or using actions to intentionally spill a drink on some-
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Iraq’s fugitive vice president located in Saudi Arabia RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Iraq’s fugitive vice president arrived Wednesday in Saudi Arabia hours after he vowed in a television interview that he would return home. Tariq al-Hashemi, the top Sunni official in Iraq’s Shiitedominated government, flew to Saudi Arabia from neighboring Qatar where he stayed for four days, the official Saudi news agency reported. He was greeted by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal in the Red Sea port city of Jiddah, according to a Saudi Foreign Ministry official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media. He had no further details on the visit. Al-Hashemi is wanted in
Iraq on terror charges for allegedly running death squads against Shiite pilgrims, government officials and security forces. Iraqi authorities issued a warrant for his arrest in December, touching off a political crisis in Baghdad and deepening the country’s sectarian divide just days after the U.S. military withdrawal. Al-Hashemi, who has denied the charges and says they are politically motivated, took refuge in the self-ruled Kurdish region in northern Iraq, out of the jurisdiction of the central government in Baghdad. He told the pan-Arab television channel Al-Jazeera in an interview that the charges were designed to “push me out of the political process” and launched a scathing attack on
Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. “I will return to Kurdistan without a doubt. I will never abandon my country,” al-Hashemi said, adding that he would be ready to leave Kurdistan if he felt his presence there was a burden to its government. He said that al-Maliki, a hardline Shiite who has been in power for nearly six years, “has so much hatred and malice inside him that go beyond the political differences between me and him.” Al-Maliki, he added, was discriminating against the nation’s once-powerful Sunni minority and that his policies posed a risk to Iraq’s unity. Also for sectarian reasons, he charged, al-Maliki was allowing Iraq’s airspace to be used by Iranian
aircraft to ferry weapons to the embattled regime of President Bashar Assad in Syria. He provided no evidence to support his claim. He also claimed that Iraqi Shiite militiamen were fighting alongside the Syrian regime’s forces. He gave no details. Syria has a Sunni majority but the ruling Assad dynasty are Alawites, followers of a sect that is an offshoot of Shiism. Assad came to power in 2000, succeeding his father Hafez who ruled the country for about 30 years. Al-Hashemi’s visit to Qatar was his first trip abroad since the allegations were leveled against him. Iraq called on QaAP tar to extradite him so he can stand trial in Baghdad. Doha Iraq’s Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi speaks during an interview with the Associated Press near Sulaimaniyah, 160 miles northeast of Baghdad. refused the request.
Islamists impose sharia in Mali’s Timbuktu Boston appeals court hears gaymarriage law case BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s crisis deepened Wednesday, as officials in the fabled northern city of Timbuktu confirmed that the Islamic rebel faction that seized control of the town over the weekend has announced it will impose sharia law. Rebels in the country’s distant north have taken advantage of the power vacuum created last month when renegade soldiers in the capital of Bamako overthrew the nation’s democratically elected leader. In the chaos that followed the March 21 coup, they advanced on strategic towns in the north, including the ancient city of Timbuktu, located over 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) from the capital. The ethnic Tuareg rebels included a secular faction fighting for independence, and an Islamic wing, Ansar Dine, whose reclusive leader called a meeting of all the imams in the city on Tuesday to make his announcement. “He had the meeting to make his message to the people known, that sharia law is now going to be applied,” said the Mayor of Timbuktu Ousmane Halle, who was reached by telephone. “When there is a strongman in front of you, you listen to him. You can’t react,” he said, when asked what the reaction was of the imams of a historic town known for its religious pluralism and its moderate interpretation of Islam. “Things are going to heat up here. Our women are not going to wear the veil just like that,” said the mayor.
Kader Kalil, the director of a communal radio station who was asked to cover the meeting and who later interviewed the Ansar Dine leader Iyad Ag Ghali, confirmed that sharia had been imposed. He said in addition to the wearing of the veil, thieves will be punished by having their hands cut off and adulterers will be stoned to death. In a show of force, the Islamic rebels on Wednesday drove through the town in a tank-like armored-personnel carrier, their ominous black flag flapping in the wind above the cannon. More than 90 percent of the city’s roughly 300 Christians have fled since the city fell to the rebels on Sunday, said Baptist Pastor Nock Ag Info Yattara, who is now in Bamako. He said not one of the 205 people in his congregation, which has worshipped in Timbuktu since the 1950s, has stayed behind. “We cannot live like that,” he said. Mali has effectively been partitioned in two ever since the rebel takeover. The fighters started their insurgency in January, but only succeeded in taking a dozen small towns before the coup. Then in a lightning advance, they took the three largest towns including the provincial capital of Kidal on Friday, the largest town of Gao on Saturday and Timbuktu on Sunday. What is worrying is that it is not yet clear which rebel faction has the upper hand. Ansar Dine is believed to be allied with an al-Qaida faction, which has already kidnapped
over 50 Westerners since 2003, including a Canadian diplomat in Niger and a British national, who was later executed. “The problem for us is that we don’t know who is the master of our town,” said the mayor, who explained that the Islamist faction had taken over the city’s military camp, while the secular rebel group was stationed at the airport. “What I deplore is the departure of the Christian community. Many said to me that they are obliged to leave. And they are right. I cannot guarantee their safety. And these are people that have lived side-by-side with us for centuries.” The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday condemned the military coup, calling for the immediate restoration of constitutional rule. In a statement read by U.S. Deputy Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the council called on the rebels who have taken advantage of the coup to wrest control of the northern half of the country to cease all violence. “Mali has never experienced such a situation,” Mali’s U.N. Ambassador Omar Daou told the council. “Our people are divided. Our country is threatened with partition. The north of Mali is today occupied by Tuareg rebels and Salafists (Islamic extremists). Hundreds of thousands of refugees and IDPs (internally displaced persons) are currently living in unimaginable conditions.” The United States, France and the European Union immediately cut all but essen-
tial humanitarian aid to the country. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Wednesday that $13 million in aid to Mali’s government had been halted. It includes about $600,000 in military assistance as well as funds supporting educational, agricultural, health and investment programs run by the government. “These are worthwhile programs that are now suspended because that aid goes directly to the government of Mali,” Toner told reporters. Concerning the coup, he added: “There’s clearly a price to this.” Earlier in the week, Mali’s neighbors imposed an embargo, sealing off Mali’s borders for all but humanitarian aid. The landlocked country imports all its gasoline, and the nation is expected to grind to a halt within weeks, possibly days. The humanitarian organization Oxfam expressed concern that the embargo could impede humanitarian aid. The organization pointing out that 40 percent of the country’s goods come from outside Mali. “Some 3.5 million people are at risk as the country has been hit by one of the worst food crises in decades,” Eric Mamboue, Oxfam’s country director in Mali, said in a statement. “We are concerned that some of the sanctions imposed by neighboring countries and supported by the Security Council, if maintained for more than a few days, could serve to make an already desperate situation even worse.”
Five ex-cops sentenced in Katrina killings case NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five former New Orleans police officers were sentenced Wednesday to prison terms ranging from six to 65 years for their roles in deadly shootings of unarmed residents in the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina, with the judge lashing out at prosecutors for two hours on their handling of the case. Police shot six people at the Danzinger Bridge on Sept. 4, 2005, killing two, less than a week after Katrina made landfall. To make the shootings appear justified, officers conspired to plant a gun, fabricate witnesses and falsify reports. The case became the centerpiece of the Justice Department’s push to clean up the troubled New Orleans Police Department. Kenneth Bowen, Robert Gisevius, Anthony Villavaso and Robert Faulcon were convicted of federal firearms charges that carried mandatory minimum prison sentences of at least 35 years. Retired Sgt. Arthur “Archie” Kaufman, who was assigned to investigate the shootings, was convicted of helping orchestrate the cover-up. Faulcon, who was convicted on charges in both fatal shootings, faces the stiffest sentence of 65 years. Bowen and Gisevius each face 40 years, while Villavaso was sentenced to 38. Kaufman received the lightest sentence at six years. Afterward, U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt accused prosecutors of cutting overly lenient plea deals with five other officers who cooperated with the civil rights investigation. The former officers pleaded guilty to helping cover up the shooting and are already serving prison terms ranging from three to eight years. “These through-the-looking-glass plea deals that tied
the hands of this court ... are an affront to the court and a disservice to the community,” Engelhardt said. The judge also questioned the credibility of the officers who pleaded guilty and testified against those who went to trial. “Citing witnesses for perjury at this trial would be like handing out speeding tickets at the Indy 500,” Engelhardt said. In particular, the judge criticized prosecutors for seeking a 20-year prison sentence for Kaufman, yet Michael Lohman, who was the highest-ranking officer at the scene of the shooting, received four years under his deal for pleading guilty to participating in the cover-up. Engelhardt also questioned about how a former detective, Jeffrey Lehrmann, received a lighter sentence of three years when his role in the conspiracy was similar to Kaufman’s, who got six. “These sentences are, in the court’s opinion, blind,” Engelhardt said. One of Kaufman’s attorneys, Steve London, said his client was pleased the judge sentenced him to a few years less than the guidelines, which had called for about eight to 10. “This judge recognized that the government put liars on the stand to testify and convict other people,” London said. Engelhardt heard several hours of arguments and testimony earlier Wednesday from prosecutors, defense attorneys, relatives of shooting victims and the officers. Ronald Madison and 17-year-old James Brissette died in the shootings. “This has been a long and painful six-and-a-half years,” said Lance Madison, whose 40-year-old, mentally disabled brother, Ronald, was killed at
the bridge. “The people of New Orleans and my family are ready for justice.” Madison individually addressed each defendant, including Faulcon, who shot his brother: “When I look at you, my pain becomes unbearable. You took the life of an angel and basically ripped my heart out.” Madison also said he was horrified by Kaufman’s actions in the cover-up: “You tried to frame me, a man you knew was innocent, and send me to prison for the rest of my life.” Lance Madison was arrested on attempted murder charges after police falsely accused him of shooting at the officers on the bridge. He was jailed for three weeks before a judge freed him. The Rev. Robert Faulcon Sr. told the judge his son “didn’t go looking for trouble.”
“He was on duty and he was called to do a job, and that’s what he did to the best of his ability,” the elder Faulcon said. None of the officers addressed the court before they were sentenced. A total of 20 current or former New Orleans police officers have been charged in a series of Justice Department probes, most of which center on actions during the aftermath of Katrina. Eleven of those officers were charged in the Danziger Bridge case, which stunned a city with a long history of police corruption. Katrina struck on Aug. 29, 2005, leading to the collapse of levees and flooding an estimated 80 percent of the city. New Orleans was plunged into chaos as residents who hadn’t evacuated were driven from their homes to whatever high places they could find.
BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for gay married couples argued Wednesday that a law that denies them a host of federal benefits given to heterosexual couples amounts to “across-the-board disrespect” and should be struck down as unconstitutional. The 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, is being challenged in two cases before the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The law also prevents the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages. In arguments to the court, Paul Clement, a lawyer for the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group, defended the law, saying Congress had a rational basis for passing the law known as DOMA in 1996, when it appeared Hawaii would become the first state in the nation to legalize gay marriage and opponents worried that other states would be forced to recognize such marriages. Clement said Congress wanted to preserve a traditional and uniform definition of marriage. He also argued that Congress has the power to define the terms used in federal statutes to distribute federal benefits. “This is not in any way an effort to override the states’ own definition” of marriage, Clement said. But lawyers who brought two lawsuits challenging DOMA argued that the power to define and regulate marriage had been left to the states for more than 200 years before Congress passed DOMA. They said the law puts same-sex couples into a separate but unequal class of
marriage. Mary Bonauto, an attorney for Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), said Congress passed the law out of “moral disapproval.” “It is simply that, frankly, Congress just didn’t want to deal with same-sex couples,” said Bonauto. “This is across-the board disrespect,” she said. Assistant Attorney General Maura Healey said the law forces Massachusetts – the first state in the country to legalize gay marriage – to have two classifications of marriage, one for heterosexual couples and one for gay couples. “DOMA .... is really a rule of exclusion,” she said. A federal judge in Massachusetts declared the heart of the law unconstitutional in 2010 after state Attorney General Martha Coakley and GLAD challenged the law in separate lawsuits. Judge Joseph Tauro found that the law is unconstitutional because it interferes with the right of a state to define marriage and denies married gay couples federal benefits given to heterosexual married couples, including the ability to file joint tax returns. Mary and Dorene BoweShulman, of Acton, plaintiffs in the GLAD lawsuit, said they resent having to check the “single” box on their tax returns. They’ve been legally married in Massachusetts since 2004. “It’s humiliating to have to declare to the federal government once a year that we’re not married when we are married,” Mary Bowe-Shulman said.
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Let’s take a stand against violence The only way to stop violence is to take action. It is easy to talk about sexual abuse and other forms of violence, but it is another step to actually intervene and make a difference. WELLWVU: The Students’ Center of Health is promoting the Green Dot program, which is aimed at making changes to stop violence, rather than simply spreading awareness. It’s common to be a witness of senseless violence on the streets or in a bar or club,
but it is not common to see bystanders take a stand and help to calm the situation. Or at least call the proper authorities to handle a situation that has gotten out of control. Most people either think someone else will handle it, or they simply don’t know what they can do to stop it. The Green Dot program educates people on ways to identify and help others during violent situations. The program will teach bystanders to safely intervene in violent
situations. There will be multiple opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to hear Green Dot speeches and how to be proactive against violence. Remaining speech dates and times are April 12, April 18 and April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Shenandoah Room in the Mountainlair. Everyone should attend one of these speeches, they will offer valuable information on keeping our community safe.
Most people know right from wrong. Therefore, most know when a situation calls for someone to step in and stop violence form occurring. It’s time for people to stand together and help. The program isn’t asking for bystanders to become vigilantes, but to be sensible and help create a positive atmosphere for everyone. Taking action against violence can be as simple as paying for a friend’s cab, instead of allowing him or her to drive
while intoxicated or walk the streets alone. Another way to help, is to call the authorities when hearing a domestic disturbance within a neighbor’s home or apartment, instead of assuming it someone else will call. If everyone pitched in a little effort to help it would make a huge difference. Get involved, and in the process improve our community’s standards. email@example.com
Let the US courts be judge, not the media tomas engle columnist
While we were away on spring break, the Trayvon Martin case burst forth from every corner of the national media. Martin was an unarmed teen killed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, who said he thought he was a threat. For those engrossed in the 24-hour news cycle, the case seems to be an open-and-shut case of yet another wrongful death of a young black male in modern America. While that demographic does face a significant amount of discrimination and stereotyping, the Martin case should not be taken up as a cause simply because of its window dressing. No one – not us, not the national media, maybe not even the proper authorities – has all the information yet at their disposal to make a clearcut decision on who was responsible for what that deadly night Feb. 26. Not only do hearsay and evidence overlap each other in this case, but the timeline in what was released and when can make your head spin. At first, the story was all sympathetic to Martin. And then came out the bruises Zimmerman supposedly sustained during the encounter, then whether or not those bruises were real. And so on and so forth, it continues. For those too young to remember the O.J. Simpson “Trial of the Century,” this is exactly how it played out as well – a constant flood of unnecessary, and often conflicting, “evidence” from a news media that saw themselves as judge, jury and executioner. Whether or not this tendency to share every facet of life, before the details are fully revealed, has worsened with our social media culture is another topic for another time.
The crucial issue at hand is that the national media is playing with fire by manipulating peoples’ emotions through playing up racial divisions and superceding our legal system’s foundation of innocent until proven guilty. One of the most blatant – and sinister – ways the 24hour news media has subtly tried to steer public opinion is through their use of stock photos for Martin and Zimmerman. Before being called out on it, almost every media outlet used the picture to the right (top left) – of a smiling, much younger Martin and an unkempt, frowning Zimmerman wearing an orange polo that conjured up images of a prison jumpsuit. This manipulation can be more easily seen by seeing its mirror opposite next to it – a positive stock photo of Zimmerman next to a not-so-endearing photo of Martin. The power of stock photos in our current news media was actually put on display this past summer, though many glossed over it. In the aftermath of the Anders Breivik massacre in Norway – where a right-wing extremist slaughtered 69 teenagers at a Labor Party youth camp – it had been revealed by The Telegraph and other media outlets that Breivik was aware of this phenomenon. A part of his meticulous planning for his killing spree was destroying all normal or unflattering photos of himself – online and physical – and having professional photos of himself in his Freemason regalia, sniper outfit, business suit and so on. With these being the only photos available to the international media hungry for images to feed an attention span deprived public, Breivik knew the power images of him looking decidedly powerful and clean-cut would have on public opinion. Accordingly, the national media – which usually has an insatiable taste for demoniz-
Many media outlets used the picture (top left) of a smiling, much younger Martin and an unkempt, frowning Zimmerman wearing an orange polo that conjured up images of a prison jumpsuit. The bottom photos show a contrasting view of both Martin and Zimmerman. ing anything right-wing to the point of manufacturing rightwing extremist monsters – actually had a real live one in their grasps, but had already lost the image battle and threw the Breivik massacre down the memory hole. That the media would not focus on a genuine racially motivated killer like Breivik, but instead focus on an unfortunate, but otherwise mundane case where they are manufac-
turing most of the racial motivation, is despicable. Since it takes two to tango, there are, of course, plenty of Neanderthals coming out of the woodwork in the right-wing media using their old buzzwords with a nod and a wink to demonize Martin as a “thug” and a “gang-banger” before the case can even go to court. As idiotic, though, are the editorial cartoons flooding newspapers painting Martin
as the next standard-bearer of the Civil Rights movement and Zimmerman as a closet Klansman. The paint strokes of the news media in the Martin case are so broad and sloppy at this point to be outright tarring and feathering. It would be best for everyone to keep their emotions in check, ignore the media circus and let the real court of law handle the case.
Bullying affects everyone, not just children josh davis guest columnist
Oikos University, a small private college in Oakland, Calif., lost students and faculty members Monday by the hands of an individual angered by bullying and academic expulsion. Former student One Goh, 43, methodically murdered six students, a secretary and wounded three other students. It’s official: tendencies related to bullying do not ever diminish and neither age nor race play roles on either side of the spectrum. Goh told authorities he was upset about being teased about his poor English skills, on top of being expelled. Oikos University maintains a student body of approximately 100 students, which caters to the Korean-American Christian community but also host’s students from diverse backgrounds. According to CNN, victims of
Monday’s shooting included individuals from Korea, Nepal, Nigeria and the Philippines ranging from 21 to 40 ages. The 43-year-old South Korean national studied nursing during his time at Oikos. Who would guess that a grown nursing student would ever be one to retaliate against something like bullying? Well, here you go. “They disrespected him, laughed at him,” said Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan. “They made fun of his lack of English speaking skills. It made him feel isolated compared to the other students.” Isolation from other students – we’ve all felt this at some point on some sort of scale, I’m sure. If you haven’t, someone you know has. One cannot stigmatize Goh on terms of nationality or race, because this could have been done by anyone. It’s the simple fact that bullying has taken lives of numerous individuals. According to the National Association of School Psychologists, direct physical bullying
increases in elementary school, peaks in middle school and declines in high school. Verbal abuse, on the other hand, remains constant. Well, they’re right. After being exposed to this incident, aside from being baffled by the fact of the accused shooter is the age he is, I realized new barriers have been broken. Realizing there may be a student on campus with feelings relative to Goh’s, it doesn’t sit well. In college, you are ultimately capable of being anyone you want to be. When you interact with a fellow student to then become friends, you are undeniably ignorant to that person’s life before meeting them. Aside from that person’s word, you have no idea what they’ve been through or what their life is like back home, if they even have a home or family. In this particular situation, Goh left behind a string of debts and minor traffic citations in his former home state of Virginia and was evicted from one apartment complex. His brother was killed in a car accident last year in Virginia while on active duty
in the U.S. Army. Some may be able to relate to Goh’s situation, and if not, imagine what it could feel like. All accusations and obvious notions aside, Goh might be a solid person – wanting nothing more than to be socially accepted. Maybe not even wanting to hold a conversation with someone, but to get a “hello” or “good morning.” I’m sure no one wants to feel disrespected, laughed at or chastised for how they speak. It doesn’t matter how strong your conscience is to remarks, or how big your ego is, it eventually takes a toll. To give a sense of how detrimental that toll can be, according to CNN, Goh took the secretary of the college hostage to look for a particular female administrator in a classroom. After realizing the administrator wasn’t there, he shot her and ordered the students to line up against the wall saying, “I’m going to kill you all.” Not all of them cooperated, so he started shooting. Police chief Jordan said it was a calculated, cold-blooded ex-
ecution in the classroom. The suspect “was so upset, he just felt a certain urge to inflict pain on them,” he said. After Goh was done, he left, reloaded his semiautomatic weapon and fired into several other classrooms. After he was finished, he drove off in a victim’s car. Goh surrendered shortly after at a grocery store in a suburb of Oakland. Officer Jordan stated Goh offered no resistance when arrested; he was “very calm, very cooperative, very matter-of-fact but has not been particularly remorseful.” A witness claimed Goh “didn’t look like he had a sign of relief on him, he didn’t look like he had much of any emotion on his face,” when seeing him at the grocery store. Bullying affects those who receive it more than the one dishing it could ever fathom. Kindness, open-mindedness and character make incidents like the one at Oikos something totally avoidable. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
The Internet should be considered a public good T. Seth Morrell Guest columnist
I remember being in an economics class a few years ago, pondering the definition of a public good. A radio signal, law enforcement, lighthouses, military and information are contained on that list of public consumption. They are openly said to be items and services that do not diminish from others using them. One cannot restrict another’s use of the radio by using it him or herself. More importantly, these are goods that are paid for by taxation and fundamental to the establishment and prolonging worth of a society. I propose that there is another item which should be included on this list, to be paid for by taxation and have unrestricted access: Internet. Immediately, I can hear the grumble of those shouting, “privatization.” I am not suggesting that private firms end their Internet-providing services. I do believe that they should be restricted to working within the higher bandwidth levels of usage. The days of 56k modems are gone for most of us and we enjoy the luxury of entertainment providers and file sharing at an unbelievable rate from ten years ago. Today we may watch the majority of our television programs from a computer screen, or perhaps watch our Netflix movies streamed through a game system that is connected to millions of people worldwide. The amount of bandwidth used to perform such actions can be costly and private firms flourish for the upkeep of such traffic. What about the transfer of news articles and emails? When was the last time you picked up a piece of paper and wrote to your friends and family? I know that it is a rare or special occasion that I use the mail service for correspondence. Email has not only become the preferred method of communication among our fast-paced society – it is borderline essential. Cable television is a private good while public access is a public good. This is the sort of vision that I have for the usage of the Internet. When applying for a job, the Internet is necessary. When getting upto-date news, communicating in our globalized world and completing the requirements of public education, the Internet is necessary. Getting the idea? The Internet is fundamental to public interaction and smooth transactions within our society. If a service is required, should it not be provided to all within society, to ensure that we get what is needed? Should I be forced to purchase a product that is not manufactured? I do not believe so. I firmly believe that companies specializing in high bandwidth traffic must remain to provide private services but a “slow,” unrestricted access to the World Wide Web should be made available to everyone within our society. Who knows, maybe the day will come when Internet providers actually lower prices – when society realizes how cheap a service it really is.
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THE CHABAD JEWISH CENTER provides a free Passover Seder for students at 8:30 p.m. at the Chabad House on Brockway Avenue. For more information, call 304-599-1515, email rabbi@ jewishwv.org, or visit www. jewishwv.org to sign up.
CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS, a 12-step program to assist participants in developing healthier relationships of all kinds, meets at 7 p.m. in the conference room of Chestnut Ridge Hospital. For more information, call Mary at 304-296-3748. LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE COLLEGIATE CORPS meets at the Lutheran Chapel at 8 p.m. The LDRCC responds to regional and national disasters. No experience is necessary. For more information, visit www.lutheranmountaineer.org/disaster. MUSLIM STUDENTS ASSOCIATION hosts a weekly Islam and Arabic class at 6:30 p.m. in the Monongahela Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, call 304-906-8183 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. THE MORGANTOWN CHESS CLUB meets from 7 p.m. in the basement of the First Christian Church at 100 Cobun Ave. Meetings will not be held the last Thursday of every month. For more information, visit www.morgantownchess.org. CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST holds its weekly CRU meetings at 9 p.m. in Room G24 of Eiesland Hall. People can join others for live music, skits and relevant messages. For more information, email roy.baker@ uscm.org or visit www.wvucru.com. UNITED METHODIST STUDENT MOVEMENT meets at 7 p.m. at the Campus Ministry Center on the corner of Price and Willey streets. For more information, email email@example.com. WVU CLUB TENNIS practices from 9-10 p.m. at Ridgeview Racquet Club. For carpooling, call 304906-4427. New members are always welcome. THE WVU YOUNG DEMOCRATS meets at 7 p.m. in the Blackwater Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. edu. WVU WOMEN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE team meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Shell Building. No experience is necessary. For more information, email Sarah Lemanski at sarah_lemanski@ yahoo.com. TRADITIONAL KARATE CLASS FOR SELF-DEFENSE meets at 9 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A of the Student Recreation Center. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION meets at 8 p.m. at the International House on Spruce Street. BISEXUAL, GAY, LESBIAN AND TRANSGENDER MOUNTAINEERS meets at 8 p.m. in the Laurel Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, email email@example.com. CHESS CLUB meets from 6-9 p.m. in the food court of the Mountainlair. Players of all skill levels are invited to
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WELLNESS PROGRAMS on topics such as drinkWELL, loveWELL, chillWELL and more are provided for interested student groups, organizations or classes by WELLWVU: Wellness and Health Promotion. For more information, visit www.well. wvu.edu/wellness. WELLWVU: STUDENT HEALTH is paid for by tuition and fees and is confidential. For appointments or more information, call 304-293-2311 or visit www.well.edu.wvu/medical. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets nightly in the Morgantown and Fairmont areas. For more information, call the helpline at 800-766-4442 or visit www.mrscna.org. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets daily. To find a meeting, visit www. aawv.org. For those who need help urgently, call 304-291-7918. CARITAS HOUSE, a local nonprofit organization serving West Virginians with HIV/AIDS, needs donations of food and personal care items and volunteers to support all aspects of the organization’s activities. For more information, call 304-985-0021. SCOTT’S RUN SETTLEMENT HOUSE, a local outreach organization, needs volunteers for daily programs and special events. For more information or to volunteer, email email@example.com 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 www.well.wvu.edu to find out more information. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN needs volunteers. WIC provides education, supplemental foods and immunizations for pregnant women and children under five years of age. This is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. For more information, call 304-598-5180 or 304-598-5185. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a United Way agency, is looking for volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-on-one community-based and school-based mentoring programs. To volunteer, call Sylvia at 304-983-2823, ext. 104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 rfh@ wvuh.com. LITERACY VOLUNTEERS is seeking volunteers for one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and English as a second language. Volunteer tutors will complete tutor training, meet weekly with their adult learners, report volunteer hours quarterly, attend at least two in-service trainings per year and help with one fundraising event. For more information, call 304-296-3400 or email trella. email@example.com.
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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 $1.00. 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 $1.00. MOUNTAINEER SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM is an all-volunteer nonprofit that promotes spay/ neuter to reduce the number of homeless pets that are euthanized every year. M-SNAP needs new members to help its cause, as does ReTails, a thrift shop located in the Morgantown Mall. For more information, visit www.m-snap.org. THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE meets on the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon at Hatfields in the Mountainlair. All students and faculty are invited. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. edu. THE CHEMISTRY LEARNING CENTER, located on the ground floor of the Chemistry Research Laboratories, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. FREE STUDENT SUCCESS SUPPORT, presented by the WVU Office of Retention and Research, helps students improve on time management, note taking reading and study skills as well as get help with the transition to WVU. Free drop-in tutoring is also available every night of the week in different locations. For more information, visit http://retention.wvu.edu or call 304-293-5811. THE M-TOWN MPOWERMENT PROJECT, a community-building program run by and geared toward young gay or bisexual men 18 to 29, is creating an environment in the Morgantown community where young men can feel empowered to make a difference in their lives. MPowerment also focuses on HIV and STD prevention education. For more information, call 304-319-1803. COMMUNITY NEWCOMERS CLUB is a group organized to allow new residents of the Morgantown area an opportunity to gather socially and assimilate into their new home community. For more information, visit www.morgantownnewcomers.com. 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 email@example.com. THE FRIENDS OF THE MORGANTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY are seeking new members and volunteers for weekly book sale inventory. For more information, inquire at the front desk on Spruce St., downstairs during sales every Tuesday and the first and third Saturday of every month or call 304-292-7579. THE ROYCE J. AND CAROLINE B. WATTS MUSEUM, located in the Mineral Resources Building on the Evansdale Campus, presents its latest exhibit “Defying the Darkness: The Struggle for Safe and Sufficient Mine Illumination” through July 2012. The exhibit focuses on the history mining lights, and displays a wide variety of mine lighting implements. The Exhibit is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 304-293-4609 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY Much of what you hear or experience might not make sense to you. Develop a way of handling the unexpected, as it will become a regular occurrence in your life. You express unique creativity, newfound charisma and innate wisdom. You will make the right choices once you distance yourself from the immediate confusion. If you are single, be smart; do not consider a relationship long-term until it is. If you are attached, the two of you will have a current of excitement running through your bond. Do not judge your sweetie so much. Often, you could be wrong. LIBRA can be challenging to you. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Others might lure you into agreeing with their thinking, though you probably will back out. Know that you have two different approaches to the same issue. With conversation and time, the solution will appear. Avoid the unpredictable. Tonight: Out and about.
to have some of your time. A friend could be explosive if he or she does not get his or her way. Be careful, but still claim your power. Tonight: Get into weekend mode. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHH Tension builds. The real issue has to do with what you feel others expect. You cannot let this happen; follow through on what YOU need to do. Let go of any judgment. You’ll get more done and enjoy yourself more. Tonight: Feeling confused? Stay in the moment for now. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Speak your mind, but be aware of others’ reactions. Exchanging ideas does not mean you need to agree. An unexpected insight opens the door to a different idea. You might wonder what a partner or associate wants from you. Tonight: Say “yes” to living. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHH Curb a tendency to be possessive. In fact, you could push others away with this trait. The unexpected occurs out of the blue. What you know is that everything could change suddenly. Tonight: Shop for a special item you have been wanting.
to do just this right now. It might be wise, if you want to know more about others. You might gain an insight about someone that you wish you hadn’t. Tonight: Get some R and R. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH Meetings, friendships and a long-term desire all mix together. You could feel as if you’re on the verge of achieving a goal when the unexpected strikes. Don’t get stuck fighting the current. Flex and greet success. Tonight: Fun and games. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH The only way to get a job done right is to do it yourself. Make sure you want to spend your time in this manner. Confusion surrounds communication. You might need to reiterate a conversation or question. Tonight: Could be late. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH Listen, but do not plunge into a conversation. You might want to do some research on your own first. How you visualize a situation could change a lot because of a sudden insight. Take an expert’s advice over a friend’s. Tonight: Follow the music.
TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHH Get into your errands, work or whatever else you planned. The more involved you become, the better the quality of your day will be. Whether watching a situation or participating in a conversation, an insight will stun you. Note your observation. Tonight: Take a walk or go to the gym, but get some exercise.
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Freeway brings rap to the 123 Pleasant Street stage by Hunter Homistek A&E writer
Music to Your Ears Productions and 123 Pleasant Street have teamed up to bring hiphop to Morgantown. Tonight’s show at 123 Pleasant Street will feature a blend of national touring artists and local standouts sure to keep the floor rumbling through the night. “Hip-hop doesn’t get much love in Morgantown and this is a great lineup of national touring acts and locals,” said event promoter Adam Payne. Headlining the show is Philadelphia rapper extraordinaire, Freeway. Best known for his stint with Roc-A-Fella records, Freeway is one of the hardest working men in the industry, and he has the gold to back it up. His debut album, “Philadelphia Freeway,” is certified gold in the United States, and it stands as a monumen-
tal achievement in the rapper’s storied career. “I think Freeway is one of the most underrated rappers around,” Payne said. “There’s a reason Roc-A-Fella put that much into his career from the beginning.” Freeway quickly gained the support of his record label and peers alike, and his skill and dedication to his craft earned guest appearances from rappers such as Jay-Z, Nelly and Snoop Dogg on “Philadelphia Freeway.” With such legendary rappers lending their time and effort to his work, it is clear that Freeway is a force to be reckoned with on the stage. Also performing tonight at 123 Pleasant Street is Philadelphia rap trio Ground Up. Led by producer Bij Lincs and supported by emcees AZAR and MALAKAI, Ground Up combines a relentless work ethic and grassroots marketing strategy to forge its own path to success.
With a distinct style comprised of witty wordplay and thoughtful commentary, Ground Up is a perfect storm of incredible talent and ruthless grit, and they look to continue their ascent to hiphop stardom tonight at 123. For fans of hip-hop and rap, tonight’s show at 123 Pleasant Street is an absolute can’t-miss event. Featuring noted Philadephiabased artists like Freeway and Ground Up, as well as local products like Soundvizion, Illicit, Ellis Lambert, Dinosaur Burps and DeeJay Arthur King, the show promises a variety of skilled entertainers doing what they do best- pulling their fans into a world of rhythm and beats. The show will start at 10 p.m. and there will be an $8 cover charge. You must be 18 to enter the venue and 21 to drink. email@example.com
Freeway is best known for his stint with Roc-A-Fella records.
‘Bully’ documentary hits close to home with many audience members by madeline carey a&E writer
A still shot from the documentary ‘Bully.’
Last weekend was utterly controlled by “The Hunger Games.” Theaters everywhere were playing it and celebrities were talking about it. A little known movie called “Bully” also premiered March 30. “Bully” is a documentary following the lives of five families who suffer from bullying on a daily basis. Though the movie doesn’t have a star-studded cast , a Hollywood level movie budget, the documentary is turning heads across the world and people are ready to listen. Unlike the movies that Hollywood produces, “Bully” doesn’t glamorize bullies, instead it follows the bullied. The film follows three teens and two sets of parents from
four states who have suffered some aspect of bullying, documenting their lives for an entire school year. Kelby Tuttle, a 16 year-old high school student from Oklahoma, was hit by a car driven by her classmates after coming out as a lesbian to her peers. Though Tuttle has become a social pariah in her hometown, she hasn’t given up hope. Fourteen year-old Ja’Meya Jackson from Mississippi is presently serving time in a juvenile delinquent facility after bringing a handgun to school to ward off her bullies. Lastly, Kirk and Laura Smalley of Oklahoma have started an anti-bullying campaign after their 12-year-old son committed suicide relating directly to the years of bullying that he suffered in school. The film has already won over 20 awards including ones at the Zurich and Los Angeles film festivals.
The Wall Street Journal went as far as to say, “What ‘Bully’ says about our species is dismaying ... What it says about some educators in positions of power is troubling.” “Bully” carries an R rating because of its disturbing language and content, but many people are petitioning this rating to allow for a PG-13 rating. The makers of the film are outraged that the very youth that are responsible for these harmful actions, as well as those who could gain strength from the film are prohibited from viewing it. The film is open in California and New York, but more cities will be added to its showing list which can be viewed on the documentary’s official website each week. A petition to change the rating of the film is also available for signing at http://thebullyproject.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org
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A cappella group Straight No Chaser sells out CAC
A capella singing group Straight No Chaser will perform to a sold-out audience at the CAC April 25.
by Madeline Carey A&E WRITER
Straight No Chaser will be playing a sold-out show at West Virginia University’s Creative Arts Center Wednesday April 25 at 7:30 p.m. The 10-man a cappella group gained fame after a YouTube video of the group performing their interesting version of “The 12 Days of Christmas” went viral overnight several years ago.
The group formed while students at Indiana University in the fall of 1996. Performing at many events while in school, the group was a staple on campus. After graduation, the original members of Straight No Chaser decided to keep the group alive on campus, and since then more than 50 members have been a part of the Indiana University tradition. Today’s group consists of both original members and
alumni of later years. The group has more than 20 million views on their YouTube page today and has been featured on such national televised programs as NBC’s The Today Show. Straight No Chaser has had many studio albums, but their most recent and first nonChristmas themed album, “With A Twist” was released spring of 2010. Not only was “With A Twist” the first of it’s kind, it also debuted at No. 29
on the Billboard charts, the best release of any of their previous endeavors. In a interview with the New York Times, the chairman and chief executive of Atlanta Records, Craig Kallman said, “We’re at a time when we’re entertained by air-guitar video games and reality competitions about hairstyling, dressmaking and grocery bagging,” Kullman said in an interview. “Straight No Chaser was this organic YouTube sensation.”
Randy Stine, one of the original members described the group in his own way saying, “We take the music very seriously; we just don’t take ourselves too seriously.” This statement stands true when watching the group perform via YouTube where you can see them both improvising and having fun with the music. “Straight No Chaser are known for their sophisticated harmonies and their distinct
sound. As a group that formed from a college campus, having them perform at WVU was a natural fit,” WVU Arts & Entertainment Public Relations Specialist Dave Ryan said. “Straight No Chaser have a timeless quality that appeals to both students and community members. Their harmonies and lyrics combined will give concertgoers a wonderful performance,” Ryan said. email@example.com
Metalcore band God Forbid release latest album ‘Equilibrium’ By Josh Ewers
Continuing the recent trend of new albums from metal bands that defined the metalcore explosion of the 2000s and the metal renaissance brought on by MySpace, God Forbid has released its newest effort, “Equilibrium.” The album signifies a band at the crossroads in its career, as it’s the first album for the band on new label Victory Records and the first with new rhythm guitarist Matt Wicklund. On this record, God Forbid is the portrait of a band: trying to find an adequate balance to their past sound and their ambitions for a thicker, heavier, more varied sound. This is a noble pursuit for any band, trying to stay true to themselves and yet still bring something new to the table for the fans. In that regard, there are a number of successes on “Equilibrium.” “Scraping the Walls” is a song that manages to keep all the dramatic catchiness of a metalcore chorus, while not following many of the genre’s other cliches. The way the song has been arranged makes it simultaneously as accessible as
any of All That Remains’ most radio-friendly work, while still being a quality not-so-heavy metal track. In other words, it’s a quality radio single with blast beats. Another highlight is “Pages,” which is a beautiful multilayered piece that has a lot going on. It’s all held together by some really subtle but fast and technical riffing, while the vocal melodies and rhythmic palm mutes take center stage. It really demonstrates the band’s ability to write material that is completely original. On title track “Equilibrium,” vocalist Byron Davis’s multitracked clean vocals sound fantastic. As a matter of fact, his vocals are better than in previous releases nearly across the board and take a well-deserved larger role in defining each song. While some of the heavier material on the album does leave a bit to be desired in terms of intensity and originality, “A Few Good Men” really brings the ruckus, sporting a more death metal approach than any of their previous work. Of course, what would a God Forbid album be without out some white-hot, head-spiraling solos from lead guitarist
Doc Coyle? Some gems can be found in “Pages,” “My Rebirth,” “Conquer” and “Scraping the Walls,” although all the solos on the album are pretty short in terms of length. However, like any other record, it makes several missteps. “Don’t Tell Me What to Dream,” starts out sounding like “I can’t believe it’s not Meshuggah.” Thankfully, the band did not steer the sound of the whole record in that direction, so that’s a plus. Also going against “Equilibrium” is the presence of some truly forgettable filler tracks. For example, literally nothing comes to mind to write about “My Rebirth” or “Cornered,” because they were both so boring and derivative that it may have temporarily induced a brain nap, robbing them of any notable descriptive banter. All in all, the riffing is original, the melodies are catchy, and the album as a whole is solid. I think what listeners will hear is a band that is growing up. The heavier stuff on the album feels forced and a bit uninspired, but the band shines in the pulled-back moments. I’d like to see the band follow along this path and be a really great crossover alternative act-
the act that All That Remains so miserably failed to be. Judging from this effort, it’s easy to see they have the chops and creativity to do so.
Ryan Seacrest taking part in NBC’s Olympics coverage NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Seacrest is coming to NBC, but he won’t be overthrowing Matt Lauer on the “Today” show. The entertainment titan sat down with Lauer on Wednesday’s show to announce that he’ll be taking part in NBC’s coverage of the Summer Olympics. It will be the first of “a lot of fun things” he expects to be doing at the network, Seacrest said. That apparently was the “big NBC announcement” the network had been touting all week. But the more interesting part of the interview focused on persistent rumors that NBC might be teeing up Seacrest to replace Lauer at the “Today” anchor desk, should Lauer decide to leave in the near future. His contract runs out at the end of the year, and his departure could threaten a 15-year winning streak in viewership for “Today.” “What kind of conversations have you had with NBC officials about joining the `Today’ show?” Lauer asked Seacrest
during a lighthearted exchange. “Oh,” said Seacrest, grinning, as off-camera laughter was heard from the crew. “They didn’t tell you?” “Do you see yourself doing a job like this?” Lauer persisted. “I see YOU doing this for as long as you want to,” Seacrest replied. “So maybe the question is, how long will you be on the `Today’ show?” More laughter was heard. Lauer offered no answer to that, but insisted there was “no tension” between him and Seacrest, adding, “I think you’d be great at this job.” “There’s nobody better than you,” Seacrest said. Seacrest’s new NBC duties add to a remarkably crowded portfolio that includes hosting Fox’s “American Idol” and heading a production company that furnishes programming to many outlets, including NBC’s sister network E!, where Seacrest co-hosts “E! News.”
Metalcore bands Gold Forbid released their latest album ‘Equilibrium’ on Victory Records.
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Daniel Knox to play 123 Pleasant Street By Josh Ewers
Need a break from the constant over-saturation of Morgantown’s music scene with cacophonous rock, metal, rap and electronic acts whose only goal is to destroy your ear drums and make your bones sore? Singer-songwriter Daniel Knox’s upcoming performance with Rasputina at 123 Pleasant Street might be just the answer you’ve been looking for. A far cry from the volume level, but every bit as intense as those acts and then some, Knox brings incredibly emotive compositions to the table. His voice has all the soul, pain and joy of a man twice his age. His vocals are a deep and powerful tenor yet hearken back to the booming world of the 1920s of Frank Sinatra and Fred Astaire. His lyrical themes are often brilliantly blunt, sometimes even in the context of a bouncier melody. For instance, “Armageddon Song” sounds like something you’d whistle while taking a nice spring walk, but contains the lyric “Armageddon’s coming soon/ the sun will crash
into the moon/ but we will still have breakfast/ we’ll hand the world to monkeys and dogs/ we rip it apart like Lincoln logs/ makes me want to kill someone.” Clearly, this kind of satire is not a passage that Sinatra or Astaire would’ve included in their own music. Knox has a persona and wit all his own. He’s just as much a complete original as he is a throwback. A native of Springfield, Ill., Knox moved to Chicago to attend film school in 1999 with the idea that he would compose film scores. He began to sneak into the grand ballroom of the Hilton Tower to teach himself to play the piano. Gradually his learning sessions became musings, then melodies, then songs then finally to the work of a true musician. His newest album, “Evryman for Himself,” was recorded in Knox’s own home – in his kitchen to be specific. In summary, Knox managed to do it the old-fashioned way, a road that isn’t traveled that often in today’s world of pre-packaged pop and rock music. Also appearing at the show will be Rasputina, a predominantly female group of cellists who have a penchant for
quirky and offbeat styles and music. This is down-anddirty ‘90s alternative sans the guitars. Think Apocalyptica with just a smattering of Nirvana (one of the members played cello with Nirvana during the In Utero touring cycle) all drenched in Rocky Horror Picture Show, and you have the best explanation words can muster for the incredibly unique Rasputina. This is no slouch of band either – Rasputina are a pretty big deal, having toured with acts as popular as Marilyn Manson and Les Claypool. The band’s lyrical themes are largely historically narrative in nature, telling bizarre stories about everything from the lobotomy of JFK’s daughter to the story of a group of pioneers traveling to California that succumb to cannibalism. This rare performance of these unique talents will take place at 123 Pleasant Street at 9 p.m. April 12. Anyone 18 and older will be admitted. Tickets are still on sale for $15 and can be purchased online at www.123pleasantstreet. com or at the door if they are still available at the time of the show. firstname.lastname@example.org
Singer-song writer Daniel Know will play 123 Pleasant Street at 9 p.m. April 12.
Math the Band to play Morgantown house show By Alex Panos A&E writer
Math the Band, the video game synth-punk duo Kevin Steinhauser and Justine Mainville, will perform at a house show on 508 Beechurst Avenue April 12 at 8 p.m. The Providence, R.I.,-based band’s live performancewhich will feature sounds that resemble fusion, jazz- and post-punk sounds- will quite likely end with cracked guitars, broken drumsticks and perhaps even splattered blood. The concert will coincide
with an art show, giving the audience the opportunity to purchase pieces by amateur artists as they listen to Math the Band perform. After their 123 Pleasant Street show was cancelled last semester, the nationally-touring band will be performing at a house show because of their determination to play at a venue in West Virginia. Coordinator of the house show Derek Rudolph said that house shows are more unique because there is no stage for the band to perform like at venues such as 123 Pleasant
Street. “At a house show there is no stage,” Derek Rudolph. “It’s a much more intricate atmosphere.” Math the Band has been described as “electro-punk,” they play punk tunes that use 75 percent electronics, instead of the traditional instruments, according to Steinhauser in an online interview. The duo has also become famous for synthesizing using familiar video game soundtracks – particularly vintage games like “Super Mario” and “The Legend of Zelda” –
into their songs. The band is heavy in these video game sounds and use of synthesizers in their post-punk and dancepop tracks. “Math the Band sounds like a Nintendo Entertainment System trying to play some genre or heavy metal meant for a party,” Rudolph said. The music is loud, upbeat and intoxicating. According to their official website, the sound Math the Band creates “comes at you hard and fast.” The vibes are destined to get the audience out of their seats and begin to dance. Songs
such as “The Adventures of Brian Townsend” encourage the crowd to get up and break into dance by offering simple dance steps and instructions to go along with the beat. “Why Didn’t You Get a Haircut” is one of their most famous songs, registering more than 61,000 views on Youtube. Formed by Steinhauser in 2003, Math the Band has performed in various countries including the United States, Mexico and Canada. After performing about six years on his own, Steinhauser added Mainville into the mix
Will Ferrell has announced that he will reprise his role as the scotch-loving ‘70s San Diego news reporter for a sequel to the cult comedy classic, ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.’
when he met her in college after a performance at her school. The band also has different members play with them depending on location. They have members in California, Arizona, New Jersey and other locations. People attending the show must bring a valid ID with them. For more information on Math the Band or their upcoming performances visit maththeband.com. email@example.com
Will Ferrell announces the return of Ron Burgundy for ‘Anchorman 2’ Emily Meadows A&E WRITER
“I have just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you to stop what you’re doing and listen.” Ladies and Gentlemen, Ron Burgundy is back. Will Ferrell has announced that he will reprise his role as the scotch-loving ‘70s San Diego news reporter for a sequel
to the cult comedy classic “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” “I want to announce this to everyone here in the Americas, to my friends, in Spain, Turkey and the U.K., including England,” Ferrell said. “As of 0900 Mountain Time, Paramount Pictures and myself, Ronald Joseph Aaron Burgundy, have come to terms on a sequel for ‘Anchorman.’ It is official, there will be a sequel to ‘Anchorman.” Ferrell made the surprise re-
veal on Conan O’Brien’s TBS nightly talk show last week. Entering the stage with a dazzling flute performance, Ferrell was attired in one of Burgundy’s notorious red leisure suits and, of course, hair perfectly intact. Following a few minutes of hilarious banter with O’Brien, Ferrell looked to the audience and confirmed that Paramount Pictures has given the green light for production. One of the most recognized and quotable comedies of the last decade, the highly popu-
lar motion picture is sure to see huge success at the box office. “When I first heard the announcement, I was a little apprehensive about it because sequels aren’t always as funny as the first,” said West Virginia University public relations student Lane Horter, “But now I’m really excited because it’s going to have familiar character, and it is a hilarious Ferrell movie.” Producer Judd Apatow and Director Adam McKay have stated that a follow-up to the successful 2004 film has been
an idea in the works for some time now, but had been continually postponed primarily due to funding issues. It has been confirmed that Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd are expected to return to their roles on Burgundy’s news crew, but the return of other fellow cast members including Christina Applegate and David Koechner are still uncertain. “Will Ferrell has obviously been a big name since SNL, but I think it will be cool to see some of the other actors,
like Steve Carrell, come back to one of his career starts now that he’s gained more comedic success since Anchorman,” Horter said. While there is not yet an established title, or even plot, Ferrell and McKay are working to put ideas together to formulate and write the script for the flick set to for release sometime in 2013. Until then, be sure to stay classy. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Secondary looks for depth after loss of junior cornerback Pat Miller
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Junior cornerback Pat Miller will miss the rest of spring with a broken foot.
by michael carvelli sports editor
Senior cornerback Pat Miller is expected to be a leader in the West Virginia secondary this season. But for now, he has to deal with the detour of missing the rest of the spring after breaking his fifth metatarsal in his right foot March 22 during the Mountaineers’ sixth practice of the spring. Miller had surgery Tuesday, and head coach Dana Holgorsen is expecting him to be back at full speed by July 1. His injury will allow WVU to
let some of the younger players in the secondary get more reps at the position during practice. And the reps will be much needed, due to the lack of scholarship players the team has at cornerback. “It does allow them to get some work but we’re not very deep at corner,” Holgorsen said. “We’re down to three scholarship corners now. We’d rather Pat get the reps, but that happens in football, and we’ll move on.” The three healthy cornerbacks the Mountaineers currently have on scholarship are redshirt junior Brodrick Jen-
kins, sophomore Avery Williams and redshirt freshman Terrell Chestnut. Jenkins appeared in every game and started four games in place of Miller last season. He finished with 27 tackles and two interceptions. Williams saw limited time during the five games he played as a true freshman. Chestnut was redshirted last season and had shoulder surgery, but he’s a player that cornerbacks coach Daron Roberts was excited to see continue develop during the spring. “He’s obviously a guy who’s got some passion. He wants to
be on the field,” Roberts said. “He’s going to get a chance to show us whether or not he’s someone we can rely on. He has the potential to be a good player.” Holgorsen said Tuesday that Chestnut is improving, but there is still plenty of room for him to grow in the final half of spring practice. “He got beat on a couple of post routes today, and then I saw him puffing on an inhaler on the sidelines,” Holgorsen said. “He’s a guy who’s still trying to figure out how to play in pads due to not having pads on for a year because he had the
WVU hosts Villanova in three game homestand by alex sims sports writer
After earning its first Big East Conference win on the road over the weekend, the West Virginia baseball team will return to Morgantown to host Villanova for a threegame series. The Mountaineers (12-18, 1-5) took one of three from St. John’s, the top-ranked team in the Big East preseason poll, in Queens last weekend. WVU’s victory Saturday came on the arm of lefthander Marshall Thompson, who went 8.1 innings allowing one run on just four hits. Sophomore first baseman Ryan McBroom matched the Red Storm offense single-handedly, registering four hits of his own, in a 3-1 victory. “It’s hard to win up there,” McBroom said. “It’s a great team every single year. They just know how to play up there. You can’t take getting wins for granted.” Meanwhile, Villanova (1614, 2-4) is fresh off a 2-1 Tuesday win over Lafayette thanks to a walk-off sacrifice fly to complete a two-run ninth inning rally. In conference play, the Wildcats have endured a formidable conference slate thus far, featuring the team’s top two teams from the preseason rankings, St. John’s and Louisville. Villanova fought to take one of three from both squads at home against St. John’s and
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Sophomore first baseman Ryan McBroom had four hits in the Mountaineers’ last game against St. John’s. on the road against Louisville. The Wildcats have been paced at the plate by a trio of seniors. Second baseman Tyler Sciacca and Matt Fleishman each have 17 multi-hit games
and 25 RBIs, while Sciacca leads with 49 hits, nine stolen bases and five triples. Fleishman’s four home runs and 12 doubles have supplied a bulk of the power for the Wildcats, along with
senior third baseman Kevin Wagner’s team-high 26 RBIs. Villanova has been led on the mound by sophomore Pat Young. The 6-foot-7 right-hander from The Woodlands, Texas, is 4-3 with a 3.60 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 40 innings pitched this season. “They are hitting .301 as a team,” said West Virginia head coach Greg Van Zant. “So they’re doing a pretty good job offensively. They pitch really well, and they seem to be pretty experienced.” WVU meanwhile, has relied on production from a mixture of returners and newcomers on offense. Junior outfielder Brady Wilson is tied with sophomore first baseman Ryan McBroom with three home runs to lead the Mountaineers. McBroom has a team-high 22 RBIs to go with a teamleading .306 batting average, while redshirt sophomore left fielder Matt Frazer leads WVU slugging .490 while registering an on base percentage of .392. True freshman Bobby Boyd has paced the Mountaineers stealing 14 bases in 16 attempts while batting .293. One of West Virginia’s top offensive producers, junior shortstop John Polonius will be out of the lineup for the next few weeks with a broken left foot, and will be replaced by junior Stuart Jeck. The Pittsburg, Kan., native
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shoulder surgery. “He’s not where we want him to be, and he’s a guy that needs to take advantage of as many reps as he can. If he’s puffing on an inhaler, that’s not going to be possible, but he needs to overcome that and get out there and play as much as he can.” Holgorsen said that other players who will get a chance to show what they can do in Miller’s absence will be redshirt seniors Lawrence Smith and Cecil Level. Level appeared in every game last season and often made his impact felt on spe-
cial teams. The players who are healthy aren’t worrying about Miller being gone for the time being. All they’re focused on now is competing and doing what they have to do to fill that void in the secondary until he returns. “All we can do is just find somebody to take his spot,” Jenkins said. “Knowing that he’s not over there is kind of hard, but I’ve got faith in Avery and Chestnut to be able to step up, and take a spot and try to fill that role. My confidence in them is high.” email@example.com
Izzo-Brown and WVU women’s soccer not to be forgotten nick arthur sports WRITER
With the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments controlling most of the media coverage over the past month, some sports have been slightly overlooked. One in particular has been the spring season of the defending Big East Conference champion West Virginia women’s soccer team. Head coach Nikki IzzoBrown has established a brand of winning in Morgantown that has led to three Big East championships in the last five years and 12 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances – tied for the nation’s ninth longest streak. The Mountaineers are about halfway through the 2012 spring slate, as they began with an exhibition March 3 and will end with an exhibition against Alderson-Broaddus College April 29. The spring season has always been a time when IzzoBrown and her staff focus on player development and team cohesion. However, this spring has been a little different. Injuries to many key players combined with another impact player spending extended time with the Canadian National Team has forced the squad to throw many inexperienced players
into action. In fact, during the Mountaineers 4-0 defeat at the hands of Maryland, nine freshmen were on the field at once. But learning from defeats is one of the many purposes of the spring season. Wins and losses are not kept, which Izzo-Brown won’t hesitate to say she’s thankful for— and no statistics carry over to the regular season. The playing time the young members of the squad are experiencing now is priceless and will only translate into success in the future. Six seniors from last year’s team will not be returning for the 2012 campaign. The class was one of the most successful in program history, while recording a four-year record of 53-19-13. But, a talented core will be returning. One of the main questions this team will need to answer before next season is who will replace departed senior Blake Miller as the go-to goal scorer. Miller finished fifth in school history in both career points and goals. This question may already be answered, though. Just last week, while the Mountaineers were in Spain, sophomore forward Frances Silva scored all of the team’s six goals in four exhibition games. My point is clear. The West Virginia women’s
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WVU seniors to be honored in last home match of season
WVU back from Olympic trial competitions
Seniors Veronica Cardenas, above, and Catie Wickline will be honored during Saturday’s match against California University of Pennsylvania.
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The West Virginia women’s tennis team will be honoring seniors Veronica Cardenas and Catie Wickline Saturday, when they welcome California University of Pennsylvania to Morgantown for the last home match of the season. “It’s our last match at home,” said head coach Tina
Samara. “I hope we honor our seniors both individually and as a team.” Cardenas leads the Mountaineers in singles wins with nine on the season. The Powder Springs, Ga., native has held the number down the number three singles spot for most of the season, as well as teaming up with junior Emily Mathis on the number two doubles court. “Veronica has really committed,” Samara said. “She has done some things that she didn’t think would work, and I think it has really paid off for her.” Wickline has struggled to earn a win this season, but Samara can’t say enough about the work ethic the Orchard Park, N.Y., native brings to the team. Samara said when the rest of the team sees Wickline working as hard as she does, it encourages them to work as hard or harder.
“She is a great kid,” Samara said. “She is a hard worker and does very good in school.” The Mountaineers are not only fighting for a win for the seniors, but also to gain momentum into their final two Big East matches of the season at Seton Hall and Rutgers April 14-15. West Virginia currently sits at 4-10 record and 1-3 in the Big East. If the Mountaineers are able to win their final two Big East matches, that should be enough to propel them into the top 12 in conference standings and qualify them for the Big East tournament. First, the Mountaineers must get by the California University of Pennsylvania Vulcans. The Vulcans currently have a record of 16-4 (4-0), and are winners of their last six matches. It will be a tough task for Samara and the Mountain-
eers to beat Cal U, which is ranked No. 8 in the country. Despite the high ranking, Samara will lead her team into the match with the confidence that they can come out with a win, like she does in all the Mountaineers matches. In a season that did not exactly go the way Samara had planned, certainly a number of positives have been seen. Once the team accepted the circumstances they were in and started to come together as a team, the overall mood of the tennis program improved immensely. “Our team has gotten a lot better with (bonding as a team) through the year,” Samara said. “As far as team chemistry, they are getting along much better- that happened a while back. “When we went to five kids, a lot of things changed in a positive sense, and that’s great.”
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The West Virginia men and women’s swimming teams competed for Olympic trial cuts in their last team competition of the season at the U.S. Grand Prix, which took place March 29-31 in Indianapolis. “We had a great week of swims and five new Olympic trial cuts,” said head coach Vic Riggs. “Overall (the team’s) condition and hard work from the year enabled them to swim on second and third (swims).” Thirteen members of the men and women’s swim teams competed at the U.S. Grand Prix, and although Riggs acknowledges they all performed admirably, three team members caught his eye. “Overall, we had a great team meet,” Riggs said. “But I would say that Bryce (Bohman), Rachael (Burnett) and Danielle Smith had great meets.” Burnett topped off her fantastic junior campaign with a No. 8 finish in the 800 free. The back-to-back Big East Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer finished with a time of 8:45.91. Burnett also captured a No. 30 finish in the 200 free (2:05.68). Smith, who joined Burnett on the NCAA qualifying 800 medley relay team, finished the 100 back with a time of 1:03.63— good enough for No. 18 at the U.S. Grand Prix. Smith also earned a No. 23 finish in the 200 back with a time of 2:19.34. The top swimmer on the
men’s team, Bohman earned a No. 19 victory in the 100 back, finishing with a time of 56.68. Bohman finished in No. 23 place on the men’s side of the 200 back (2:08.09) as well. Riggs wanted the Mountaineers to travel and compete in the U.S. Grand Prix to give the team more experience swimming in a long course (50 meters) and allow some members the chance to make Olympic trials. “We planned to attend this meet to give our kids an opportunity to swim in a Long Course meet to prepare for trials,” Riggs said. “Not having access to a long course pool to train or compete in, we have to take advantage of these meets. “And (we wanted) to give some of our members an opportunity to make trials at the end of the collegiate season.“ While polishing up on a long course meet, and getting in a last-ditch effort at Olympic trials, the Mountaineers also faced an extremely high quality of competition. “(The level of competition) was very good,” Riggs said. “In order to get second swims you had to make Olympic trials or be very close to the qualifying times.” With the completion of the U.S. Grand Prix, West Virginia finished up its most successful season under Riggs. “Overall, our best season since I’ve been here,” Riggs said. “The teams have done a great job in the pool and we’ll continue to get better.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sophomore point guard Gary Browne had surgery on his right ankle Tuesday. West Virginia men’s basketball guard Gary Browne underwent surgery Tuesday at Ruby Memorial Hospital to repair internal damage in his right ankle. Randy Meador, coordinator of athletic training services, said Browne should be sidelined for the next two to three months. The freshman from Puerto Rico appeared in all 33 games this season scoring 6.5 points per game, collecting 3.9 rebounds. He was second on the team with 98 assists. He had nine double-figure scoring games. He scored a career-high 15 points in the Mountaineers’ loss to Gonzaga in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
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Continued from page 9 has hit .250 in 14 games this year. “Anytime you play a schedule like ours, you’re going to have your ups and downs,” Jeck said. “But the better teams you play during the year, the better you will be at
Forsythe granted hardship waiver Freshman center Pat Forsythe was granted a hardship waiver, the school announced Wednesday. The waiver will allow Forsythe to have four remaining years of eligibility for the Mountaineers. The 6-1 freshman appeared in just seven games this season. He missed the majority of the season with a stress fracture in his right ankle. He averaged 2.1 points and 3.4 rebounds in his seven appearances. He had a seasonhigh seven rebounds in West Virginia’s early-season win against Alcorn State. — jrt
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Kentucky head coach John Calipari celebrates with his team after winning the 2012 NCAA national championship. (AP)— Testing the NBA waters seemingly has become a thing of the past for college players. These days, they’re likely either in or out. The reason: Players have less time to make a decision. A new NCAA rule says players who entered the NBA draft early but want to return to school only have until next week to withdraw. That April 10 deadline is about a month earlier than before and 19 days before the NBA requires players to say they’re entering early. Not surprisingly, the NCAA and NBA are not on the same page. The NCAA says the change keeps players focused on academics and gives coaches a measure of certainty for their rosters as they prepare for the next year. NBA Commissioner David Stern isn’t buying it. His league says underclassmen have until April 29 to enter the draft and may withdraw from it by June 18 — more than two months later than the NCAA allows. “I believe it makes it harder for the player, but that’s a can that I
don’t want to open up other than to say that we would like to make it as easy for the players as possible,” Stern said. “And if the NCAA would spend a little less time talking about whether players should stay in school for one year or two years and enforce their rules equally so that hockey players can talk to agents but basketball players can’t? “I think, to me, the most important thing is to get kids in college the most informed advice they can get without losing their eligibility,” Stern added. “That’s what they should be focusing on, and hopefully they’ll get around to it because it seems fair and just.” Villanova coach Jay Wright says he’s taking a wait-and-see approach this first year, pointing to former guard Kyle Lowry as an example of someone who benefited from the old system. Lowry entered the 2006 draft pool early but didn’t immediately hire an agent, didn’t decide to stay in until nearly the last minute — and wound up being picked in the
first round by Memphis. “He was able to go through workouts, and by the end of the workouts, we were able to see he was going to be a first-round pick,” Wright said. “Now, you’ve kind of just got to make your decision. You’ve got to base it based on what agents tell you and what kind of information we can get. But you don’t really get to work yourself into a spot in the workouts. It’s different. I don’t know yet. “I’m going to reserve judgment and see how it goes this year.” The rule, adopted last April and put into effect Aug. 1, is crafted so the deadline falls on the day before the start of the spring signing period. In theory, that gives coaches who lose a player a chance to find a quality replacement. In reality, many recruits talented enough to replace them already have settled on their schools by then. Only seven of the top 50 players rated by Rivals.com for 2012 have yet to sign their letters of intent. The rule’s impact might be
strongest on the borderline players who in previous years could benefit from feedback from NBA teams before making decisions. The past two years, the NCAA allowed early entrants until the second week in May to decide to return to school. That still gave them some time to explore their options: They could work out for pro teams, find out where they must improve and then come back to college. Pittsburgh guard Tray Woodall says that’s something he might have tried this spring, after a disappointing junior year in which he averaged 11.5 points but missed 11 games with a groin and abdominal injury while his team struggled. Because the rule change essentially removes that option, he says he’s definitely returning to the Panthers next year. “Since the time period has been shortened, I’m not able to get the evaluation to see what I could possibly work on,” Woodall said. “Especially playing in a tournament like (the CBI) because it ends so late and guys in the Final Four, they
probably only got a couple days now. It’s tough. You’ve just got to know if you’re going or not now.” For those determined to enter the draft, the new rule isn’t that big of a deal, Baylor coach Scott Drew said. “I think for people coming out early, I mean, if you’re not sure where you’re going to go, why are you coming out?” Drew said. “Our philosophy is, when we know you’re going to be a first-rounder and you have an idea where you’re going to go, that’s much different than somebody hoping to be a first-round pick.” North Carolina’s Kendall Marshall is pegged as the top point guard in the draft. His father, Dennis Marshall, said his son knew he had to be “100 percent sure” of his choice. “If you want to go to the NBA, I think you have to know that and have to be confident in that,” Dennis Marshall said. “I don’t like the idea of ‘testing the waters’ or guys taking a month to figure it out. I think it’s something if you’re go-
ing to do it, you have to know. You have to be confident, believe you can be good enough and handle it mentally.” And there’s possible workaround for the undecided: There’s nothing to stop someone from saying next week that he’s coming back to school — and then going pro two weeks later. That’s one reason Kentucky coach John Calipari — who won his first national championship with a roster full of early-entry candidates — says he’s only paying attention to one of the deadlines. “We’re not going to worry about the (NCAA) date. Our guys will tell me when they want to tell me,” Calipari said. “They have until ... whenever the date is, to make a decision by the NBA standards. That’s the only one we’re going to think about. “So if they want to wait to make a decision by the 27th when they have to by the NBA, that’s when they’ll make it. We’re not even — I don’t even know the other date, nor do I care.”
City of Chicago may help with renovation of Wrigley Field CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs, one of the most popular and lucrative sports franchises in the United States despite their unmatched record of failure, may be getting financial help to renovate historic Wrigley Field from its cashstrapped city. As the Cubs take the field this week for what may be the 104th straight season without a World Series championship, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has triggered speculation — and raised some eyebrows — by confirming that city officials and the Cub-owning Ricketts family are in the “final stages” of talks on a renovation plan for the 98-year-old ballpark that could include public help. Neither Emanuel nor anyone else is talking specifics. Given the economic climate, the last thing public officials want to start throwing around is any hint that taxpayers struggling to pay their bills might be asked to help a business that attracts more fans than all but a handful of teams. “This is not in the course of history the best time to ask for public money for a sports facility,” said Al Yellon, who has a Cubs-themed website. “The economy doesn’t really support that.” At the same time, Wrigley Field is one of the top tourist attractions in Chicago and that has been a huge reason why the surrounding neighborhood is one of the most popular spots to live. It is venerable and then some -- in the major leagues, only Fenway Park in Boston is older. Fans may flock there, but when they arrive they grumble about the lines outside the antiquated restrooms, the cramped concession areas, and recall how the team had to install nets to catch falling pieces of concrete. Ricketts has made some obvious changes since he took over, including a patio in right field and a new video scoreboard, small by major league standards, down the right field line that is new this year. There’s that Toyota sign in left field, too. But team officials say the bulk
of the money Ricketts has spent on the park, about $10 million to$15 million a year, has been spent on things like plumbing and the structure itself. Translation: It would be nice to do more. About the only thing Emanuel made clear is that he is not about to let the city pay for renovations of a park to free up Cubs money for investments beyond the ivycovered walls. “I will not put my money in their field so they can take their money and invest around the field,” he told reporters. A spokeswoman for the mayor, Sarah Hamilton, tamped down any expectation that a deal is imminent after “productive” discussions. It was the same from the Cubs. “We continue to have discus-
sions with the city, state, county and our Wrigleyville neighbors to ensure Wrigley Field remains a leading source of tourism, tax revenue and employment,” Julian Green, a team spokesman, said in a prepared statement. “We know efforts like these take time and we will continue to work hard to reach a consensus.” All that tiptoeing is understandable and stands in stark contrast to the days when former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was captured on secretly recorded tapes instructing aides to pressure the Tribune Co., which owned the team at the time, to fire unfriendly editorial writers before he would OK a deal to provide state assistance for Wrigley. After all, helping a team that drew more than 3 million fans last
year and is listed by Forbes as one of the 50 most valuable sports franchises in the world could turn into a public relations disaster. “It’s clearly a tougher sell than the late ‘90s, when everybody and their brother got municipal funding for stadiums,” said Tim Cummons, who specializes in sports franchises for a financial advisory firm, Stout Risius Ross. “When communities are cutting back on spending, when more people are out of work, it gets to be a harder sell.” According to a person familiar with the negotiations, City Hall has floated an idea that is a variation of one that the Cubs themselves have been floating for a couple years: the use of the amusement tax that comes from ticket sales.
After his family purchased the team in 2009 for $845 million — then a record for a major league franchise — team chairman Tom Ricketts proposed using $200 million in state bonds to help renovate the park, with the team repaying that money with the amusement tax collected from fans coming through the turnstiles. That idea went nowhere, as both Gov. Pat Quinn and thenMayor Richard Daley said they could not back a plan that calls for the state to issue bonds at a time when the state and city were in such dire economic straits. The idea has been revived. Emanuel is insisting that he would only agree to such a deal if the Cubs guarantee a minimum payment regardless of how much
money the tax brings in, according to the person who was not authorized to publicly discuss the negotiations and spoke on condition of anonymity. “The mayor wants them (the Ricketts family) to put some skin in the game,” the person said. “He wants a guaranteed level of payment made to the city regardless of the performance of that (amusement tax).” One fan is optimistic that a deal can happen because Emanuel is something that his predecessor was not: A North Sider and a Cubs fan. “Mayor Daley would never have gone for this,” said Rich Kaempfer, who created, justonebadcentury. com, the logo of which is a Cub with a big tear on its cheek.
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Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto signed a 12-year deal with the team Wednesday. CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto got the big payday by staying in a small market, agreeing to a 12year deal with the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday that is the longest guaranteed contract in major league history. The deal adds 10 years to his previous contract and includes a club option for 2024. After watching NL Central rivals St. Louis and Milwaukee lose their first basemen to big deals in bigger markets, the Reds secured their 2010 National League MVP for more than $200 million, easily eclipsing the package that Ken Griffey Jr. got to return home in 2000 as the largest in Reds’ history. “It’s hard to compete with the bigger markets,” manager Dusty Baker said before a workout at Great American Ball Park. “You see
those guys who have left — they couldn’t come up with a deal— and they go to bigger markets like New York, L.A., Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Anaheim. “It means a lot not only for the franchise but also for the city. It means kids can grow up emulating him and pretending to be Joey Votto.” Albert Pujols helped St. Louis win the World Series, then got a $240 million, 10-year deal from the Angels in December. Prince Fielder led Milwaukee to the division title, but left for a $214 million, nineyear contract with the Tigers. The Reds have been trying to lock up the young core of their team. Outfielder Jay Bruce received a six-year, $51 million deal after the 2010 season, when Cincinnati won the division but got swept in
the playoffs by Philadelphia. Votto was offered a long-term deal then as well, but chose a $38 million, three-year contract through 2013. The 28-year-old first baseman gets base salaries of $9.5 million this year and $17 million in 2013. With the additional 10 years, Votto’s contract tops the 11 guaranteed seasons Colorado gave Todd Helton in 2001. It’s an aggressive move for a small market franchise. The Reds essentially kept their roster intact after their 2010 championship season and slipped back to third place last year. They changed strategies in the past offseason, trading for starter Mat Latos and reliever Sean Marshall while remaking their bench. Votto is the cornerstone of an
offense that is one of the most productive in the National League, playing in one of its most homerfriendly ballparks. Votto batted .324 with 37 homers and 113 RBIs in 2010, and followed that by batting .309 with 29 homers, 103 RBIs and a career-high 40 doubles last year. His contract eclipses the nineyear, $116 million deal that Griffey got to return to his hometown team in a trade with Seattle in 2000 as the richest in club history. Griffey was the face of the franchise then, even though much of his time in Cincinnati was spent recovering from injuries. Now, it’s Votto’s turn. “It means a lot to the city to have Joey as the face of the franchise,” Baker said. “He’s a very good role model for the task.”
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2/BR APT. $375/MO/PERSON, UTILITIES INCLUDED. W/D, Pets w/fee Located on Dorsey Avenue. Available 05/15. One year lease + deposit. 304-482-7556. 2BR APARTMENT IN WESTOVER. All utilities paid. W/D included, pets with deposit. $800 month. www.morgantownapts.com or 304-615-6071 2/3BR GILMORE STREET APARTMENTS. Available May.Open floor plan. Large Kit, Deck, AC, W/D. Off University Avenue.1 block from 8th street. Call or text 304-276-1931 or 304-276-7528. 3/BR, 2/BA TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT. Walking distance to downtown campus. $1290/mo, includes utilities. Call 304-282-8769. NO PETS. Visit: roylinda.shutterfly.com! 3BR APARTMENT. 51 West Park Avenue. W/D, all utilities included. Available June 1st $1125/month 304-680-1313
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AVAILABLE MAY. Large, 2 bedroom conveniently located Westover. 7 min wak to Walnut PRT. Great condition. Central A/C, DW, free W/D facilities, Storage facilities, parking. $395 per person. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED. giuliani-properties.com 304-288-3308
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*2BR TOTALLY REMODELED. Utilities included. All appliances. No pets. $900/month. Large 4BR 2BA remodeled. All appliances. No pets. $1600/month. 304-203-5953 1 & 2BR APARTMENTS, downtown & stadium locations. AC, WD, off street parking, affordable. No pets allowed. Rice Rentals 304-598-7368
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AVAILABLE MAY 2012 3BR/ 2 BA DUPLEX. 135-B Lorentz Avenue. Walk to Downtown Campus. W/D, Off-street parking. Utilities plus security deposit. Call 304-692-5845.
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2/BR APARTMENT FOR RENT. 500 EAST Prospect. Available now. $300/month per person + utilities. NO PETS. 692-7587.
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1BR IN GREAT CONDITION, large and convenient located at 779 Snider Street, free W/D facilities, parking. $500 all utilities included. 304-288-3308 1BR. UTILITIES INCLUDED. $575 Near stadium/hospitals/avail. may & June. Free parking, AC, unfurnished. Stadium View Apts. 304-598-7368. No Pets
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AVAILABLE MAY, 1/BR, WELL MAINTAINED. W/D Hook-up, Near park, rail trail and town. Yard, deck. No Pets. $350+utilities 304-282-0344
1/BR APT ON BEECHURST. Available now. NO PETS. $600/mo plus utilities. 304-216-2905.
AVAILABLE JUNE 1ST 2012. 101 Mclane Ave. 1BR AC WD on premises. $650 utilities included + TV cable and parking space. NO PETS. Call 304-599-3596 or 304-296-5581.
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304-599-1880 www.morgantownapartments.com FOR MAY. UNIQUE Apartments 2, & 3 BR Close to main campus. Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher, Private Parking. Pets w/fee. 508-788-7769. GREAT 3 BR APT. 4 blocks from campus. W/D. AC. Off street parking. Most utilities paid. Call 304-241-4607. If no answer, call 304-282-0136. IN MORGANTOWN, nice apartment with 1 or 2 bedrooms. Great location and plenty of off-street parking. $575 per month plus utilities and deposit. Call 304-253-0377 LARGE 1BR APARTMENT located at 320 Stewart St. In very good condition and very near downtown campus. $425 + utilities. Call 304-288-3308
www.metropropertymgmt.net RENT REDUCED, ONLY TWO LEFT! 227 Jones Avenue. 1,2,3 or 4 BR apartment. Includes off street parking. $350 each + utilities. NO pets!. E.J STOUT 304-685-3457
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BR APARTMENTS ON WILLEY STREET. W/D. $375 each. Utilities and 2 parking spaces included. 304-685-7835.
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1/BR 600 McKinley Avenue. Remodeled. $450+ W/D; 3/BR, 1½ bath, 340 Grant Avenue. $425/person, includes gas/ garbage. 304-879-5059 or 304-680-2011 2/BR. 1/BA. WD/DW, MICROWAVE, FULL BASEMENT. 5/MINUTE WALK downtown. $900/mo+utilities. Lease/deposit. Off-street parking. NO PETS.Available now 304-290-1332. 3-4/BR NEAR SOUTH PARK. $1200/MO + utilities. Student housing. No Section 8 or pets. Off street parking. Lease and deposit required. WD/DW. 304-366-9744 3/BR, 2/BA RANCH ON 1 ACRE. CAC. 10 minutes from both hospitals. $900/mo. NO PETS. Call 304-282-8769. 3BR. + ADD. ROOM, 2 FULL BATH. W/D. Minute walk to town. $900/MONTH. call 304-983-2529. AVAILABLE 5/15. Walk to town. 3 BR. 2 story. 1 BA. W/D. Full basement. $950/month + utilities. Call 304-826-0322 AVAILABLE 6/1. Walk to town. 3 BR. 2 story. 1 BA. W/D. Full basement. Off street parking. Big yard. $975/month+utilities. Call 304-826-0322.
BROCKWAY AVENUE. 2 bedrm/1 bth. house. 1 car garage plus 2 exterior spaces. W/D. No pets. $500 plus utilities. Available mid-May. Call 304-594-1200. bckrentals.com
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UNFURNISHED/FURNISHED OFF-STREET PARKING EVANSDALE / STAR CITY LOCATION LOCALLY OWNED ON-SITE MAINTENANCE MOST UNITS INCLUDE: HEAT, WATER, and GARBAGE SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED
4 BR HOUSES walk to class. W/D. No Pets. Available June 1,2012. Lease./Deposit. Max Rentals 304-291-8423.
NOW RENTING TOP OF FALLING RUN ROAD Morgan Point 1+2/BR $590-$790+ utilities. Semester lease. WD. DW. Parking. NO PETS. Call: 304-290-4834.
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3 BEDROOM located at 735 Cass St. 2 1/2 bathrooms, washer and dryer, dishwasher, AC, parking. $475 a person, all utilities are included. 304-288-3308
AVAILABLE 6/15. Walk to town. 3 BR. 2 story. 1 BA. W/D. Basement. Yard. $1050/month+utilities. Call 304-826-0322.
4 BR, 2.5 BA W/Covered Parking $625/person
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* AVAILABLE MAY 2012 4 BR DUPLEX. 135-A Lorentz Avenue. Walk to Downtown Campus. W/D, Off-street parking. Utilities plus security deposit. Call 304-692-5845.
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LARGE, UNFURNISHED 3/BR apartment. Close to campus/hospitals. Deck, appliances, WD hook-up, off-street parking. No pets. $850/mo+utilities. 304-594-2225
PET FRIENDLY. Walk to Campus. 2 & 3 BR. Nice Neighborhood. Deck. View. Fenced Yard. W/D. $770-$800. 301-707-7831.
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STAR CITY 2BR 1BTH. Large carpeted D/W, W/D, gas, AC. No pets/smoking. Off street parking. $575 plus util. 304-692-1821 VERY SPACIOUS 2BR, 2 full bath with large closets. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, Hard wood flooring. Conveniently located close to the campus, stadium and hospital $840 + Electric, Sorry No Dogs. 304-692-9296 or 304-288-0387
UNFURNISHED CONDO. $400 per month per bedroom. Swimming pool, all appliances, river view. Call for details (304)-222-2329 or (757)-724-0265 A.V.
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 3/BR, 2/BA MOBILE home on three acres. Available 5-1-12 Prefer grad students. 296-8801
ROOMMATES MUST SEE MALE/FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED close to Arnold hall excellent condition, W/D & parking. Individual lease. $395-$450 all utilities included. 304-288-1572 or 304-296-8491. ONE SERIOUS FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED for very nice modern apartment on Price Street. Close to downtown campus. Must be clean, quiet. Includes utilities, trash, WD, DW, AC, 1.5 bath, lighted parking. NO Dogs. Small pets considered. $390/monthly Starts May 15th . 304-379-9851.
WANTED TO SUBLET SHORT TERM SUBLEASE AT GREAT rate. Shared living space with one male. Furnished with laundry facilities and off street parking. Utilities included. Available immediately through July 27. Call 412-554-0105.
HOUSES FOR SALE 2BR/2BA Ground level Suncrest Village condo. Close to stadium/HSC. Appliances incl. Pool and fitness center on site. $189,900. Call 307-376-2396. www.owners.com/TWJ4514 3BR 1BA COMPLETELY REMODELED HOME with new appliances. Located 372 Crawford Ave Star City. $129,900. 304-288-4196
MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 14 x 60 2BR 2BTH MOBILE HOME for sale minutes from PRT 304-472-7061
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HELP WANTED BARTENDING UP TO $300 A DAY potential. No experience necessary. Age 18 plus. Training available. 800-965-6520 Ext. 285 NOW HIRING COOKS. PART TIME/FULL TIME POSITIONS for Summer only. Apply in person at 704 Richwood Ave. SOMEONE TO MOW GRASS. Must have truck. Call 304-276-6239.
ANNOUNCEMENTS The next meeting of the Executive and Board Affairs Committee of the West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc. Board of Directors will convene at 3:30p.m, Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at West Virginia University, Stewart Hall, Morgantown, W.V. Open to the public.
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14 | SPORTS
Thursday April 5, 2012
Cardinals spoil Marlins’ debut in new ballpark, 4-1 MIAMI (AP) — The sellout crowd in the Miami Marlins’ new ballpark cheered the introduction of their starters, who were accompanied by women dressed as Latin showgirls. There was another roar for Muhammad Ali, who delivered the first pitch. Then Kyle Lohse and the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals went to work, and the place grew quiet. Lohse held Miami hitless until the seventh inning and pitched into the eighth to help the Cardinals win the first game in Marlins Park, 4-1 Wednesday night. The Marlins’ new animated home-run sculpture never budged. It was the fourth inning before they even managed a baserunner, and by the time they scored in the eighth, they trailed 4-0. “It’s a good ballpark for a pitcher, obviously,” Lohse said. “It’s pretty hard to get it out.” New Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen was asked if the team’s new home is a pitcher’s park. “For Lohse, yes,” Guillen said. “But it’s too early to say ap how the ballpark is going to St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse throws in the first inning during the Opening Day baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday. play.” The crowd of 36,601 included newly retired Cardinals eighth on John Buck’s double. in the first inning to give Lohse to celebrate first-year manager 2010 NL ERA leader was pitchmanager Tony La Russa, who Lohse went 7 1-3 innings, al- the cushion he needed. Freese Mike Matheny’s debut win. ing for the first time since last quietly rooted for his former lowing only two hits and one and Rafael Furcal each had “We gave him a little wa- May 16, when shoulder inflamteam from the press box. run. three of the Cardinals’ 13 hits. ter shower,” Lohse said. “Most mation ended his year. The right-hander led the “Tonight was fun,” Freese people go with the adult bevHe watched Lohse retire the Ramirez, making the switch first 10 batters before hitting Cardinals last year in victories said. “It’s always nice to get the erage but we went with the to third base from shortstop, Emilio Bonifacio with a pitch. and ERA but got the call for season going and to open up water.” had an especially rough night. The runner was erased when opening day only because ace here, beautiful ballpark, the Things were so bad for Guil- He drew scattered boos when Hanley Ramirez grounded into Chris Carpenter is sidelined fans were excited about it and len’s team that Marlins ace Josh he pulled up rather than dive a double play. Johnson recorded the ball- for a grounder to his left, and with nerve irritation that has so were we.” Newcomer Jose Reyes sin- caused weakness in his pitchJason Motte earned the save park’s first strikeout – but as a he failed to throw out Furcal gled for Miami’s first hit to start ing shoulder. on a bunt that went for a hit. with a one-hit ninth, complet- hitter. the seventh, and Omar Infante David Freese, the World Se- ing the four-hitter and sending Johnson allowed 10 hits and Ramirez also struck out with a scored the Marlins’ run in the ries MVP, had a two-run single the Cardinals to the clubhouse three runs in six innings. The runner aboard in the ninth to
finish 0 for 4. Both teams began the season with a new look. The Marlins, anticipating better attendance and higher revenue in their new home, acquired three All-Stars in an offseason spending spree. The Cardinals, coming off a thrilling late-season charge to the World Series title, lost slugger Albert Pujols to free agency and La Russa to retirement. La Russa visited with Matheny before the game. Also on hand was baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, who said his reaction to the ballpark was, “Wow.” Among the eye-catching features is the colorful homerun sculpture beyond the center-field wall, but the Marlins failed to activate it, although Giancarlo Stanton did send two flies to the warning track. The retractable roof, which is expected to be closed for all but about 10 games, was opened 30 minutes before the first pitch, revealing a nearly full moon on a 79-degree evening. Surprise guest Ali delivered the first pitch, which Ramirez gently took from the champ’s hand. The first pitch from Johnson to Rafael Furcal caught the outside corner for a called strike. Furcal then grounded to new shortstop Reyes for the first out. Cardinals newcomer Carlos Beltran followed with the first hit, a sharp single to right. He took third on a double by Lance Berkman, and Freese drove in both runs with a twoout single. Furcal’s two-out RBI single in the second made it 3-0, and a 50-foot groundout by Daniel Descalso brought home an insurance run in the eighth.
Heat win at home, top Thunder, 98-93 Franzen, Red Wings upend Blues 3-2 in SO MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James had 34 points and 10 assists, Dwyane Wade scored 19 points and the Miami Heat avenged a loss at Oklahoma City last week, rallying to beat the Thunder 98-93 on Wednesday night for their 17th straight home victory. Mario Chalmers scored 13 points, and Chris Bosh had 12 for Miami, which trailed by 11 in the first half before a comeback fueled in part by Russell Westbrook pulling James down from behind on a fast break in the second quarter. Kevin Durant scored 30 points for Oklahoma City, and Westbrook added 28, but shot 9 for 26. James Harden had 12 for the Thunder, who lost despite holding Miami to 37 percent shooting. The win moved Miami (3914) within two games of Chicago (42-13) in the race for the NBA’s best record. Oklahoma City fell to 40-14. Durant could have given Oklahoma City the lead with 1:30 left, backing down James and then trying a turnaround from the left side. His shot was way off, hitting the top of the backboard. Bosh, who had been 3 for 13 to that point, made a jumper on the next Miami possession to make it 96-93. Kendrick Perkins then missed two free throws with 43.6 seconds left, the first Thunder misses from the line all night after starting 18 of 18. And after James couldn’t connect on the ensuing Miami trip, it was still a one-possession game. The Thunder called a timeout with 19.5 seconds left and went for the quick 3, Durant’s try hitting the front of the rim and going out of bounds. Wade made a pair of foul shots, stretching the lead to five, and it was soon over. Oklahoma City’s win at home over Miami last week was largely one-sided. For a while, this one looked as if it would go the same way.
Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant drives against Miami Heat’s LeBron James during the third quarter of an NBA game Wednesday. There were some incidents that had big-deal potential in the opening minutes. Wade and James failed to score on a pair of early 2-on-1s, first against Westbrook, then against Durant. James tweaked his left ankle after falling over a courtside videographer, then grabbed at his back and winced after some unintentional and unexpected contact with referee Zach Zarba. By night’s end, all that was forgotten. Westbrook’s three-point play with 7:27 left in the second quarter gave Oklahoma City a 36-25 lead, and that sort of margin typically means a Thunder win – they came into Wednesday 32-2 when they held a double-digit lead. Then the game’s complexion changed. The first salvo came with 5:45 left in the half, when Perkins struck Wade in the head while trying to block a shot and both got called for a technical and personal fouls, much to the ire of both sides – coach Scott Brooks couldn’t under-
stand why Perkins merited both, while Heat coach Erik Spoelstra asked why contact to the head wasn’t worth a flagrant foul. The flagrant came 12 seconds later. Wade stole the ball from Westbrook, flipped it ahead to James, who leaped for a dunk. Westbrook came from behind James, wrapping his left hand over the Heat star’s left shoulder and using his right hand to grab him around the waist. James fell to the court, and emotions started boiling over. Referees Bill Kennedy and Olandis Poole jumped into the fray, making sure players didn’t go at one another. Heat President Pat Riley got out of his seat three rows from the court and took a long look at the scene, while normally mild-mannered Miami assistant coach Bob McAdoo had some choice words for anyone who would listen. The end result was a flagrant-1 for Westbrook. James swished a jumper as time in the half expired, and Miami led 50-49.
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Johan Franzen scored on consecutive shots in the third period to end Brian Elliott’s shutout streak after more than 3 1-2 games, and Todd Bertuzzi netted the lone goal in a shootout as the Detroit Red Wings rallied to beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Wednesday night. Pavel Datsyuk set up both regulation goals for the Red Wings, who moved a point ahead of Nashville for fourth in the Western Conference with 101 points. Both teams have two games remaining. Detroit, over 100 points for the 12th consecutive season, is 9-2 in shootouts. The Red Wings handed the Blues their second straight home loss, dropping them to 30-5-5 and leaving them two points be-
hind NHL-leading Vancouver and the New York Rangers. David Perron and Andy McDonald scored for St. Louis, which has 107 points for second place in the West behind Vancouver. The Red Wings’ Jimmy Howard stopped T.J. Oshie, McDonald and David Perron in the shootout. Elliott, who had a franchiserecord shutout streak of 241 minutes, 33 seconds snapped, finished with 26 saves through overtime. He entered the game leading the NHL with a 1.48 goalsagainst average and .943 save percentage. The Blues found some offense while killing off a boarding major against Ryan Reaves in the third period when Perron scored on a short-handed
breakaway. Perron stripped Valtteri Filppula in the neutral zone and steamed in on Howard, beating him with a backhander at 7:19. Three minutes later, McDonald also scored unassisted to make it 2-0. Franzen scored his 27th with a shot from inside the right faceoff dot at 13:55, and then got the Red Wings even at 2 off a cross-ice feed from Datsyuk at 16:10. Elliott made the biggest save the rest of regulation, lifting his pad high to foil Filppula with just under 3½ minutes left. The Red Wings totaled just two shots on three power plays in the first two periods, often stymied by blocked shots by the Blues. St. Louis has allowed just five goals in its opponents’ last 90 chances.
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