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Wednesday February 8, 2012

Volume 125, Issue 97

City Council plans airport expansion by lydia nuzum

associate city editor

Members of the Morgantown City Council passed an amendment authorizing real estate purchases to allow necessary expansions to the Morgantown Municipal Airport during a regular meeting Tuesday. The newest amendment will benefit the renovation projects currently forwarded by the airport, including an extension to the airport runways and facilities. Approximately 95 acres of

airport-owned land must be conveyed to the Morgantown Development Authority to facilitate a full expansion of the airport. “This goes back to the situation in which, in order for us to acquire access roads into the property, we have to convey that property, or at least give control of that property to the Development Authority,” said Bill Byrne, sixth ward councilor. “The entire idea behind having the Development Authority hold title to this land is it is a city business develop-

ment farm, in the name of the Development Authority.” Planned airport projects include construction of an access road, development of a hangar area and reuse of the armory on the Mileground Road. The acquisition of the land by the Development Authority will provide the airport with 13 additional acres of land through the Development Authority for use in expansion projects. The exchange of property will allow the airport to meet expectations imposed by the Federal Aviation Administration, said

City Attorney Steve Fanok. “For purposes of satisfying the FAA’s demands, this is the only way it could be done,” Fanok said. “It’s feasible, it’s fair, and the appraisals are done so that it’s apples for apples – that’s why it’s before council. The property, the 13-plus acres that you’re getting on Hartman Run Road, will be used for the betterment of the airport. It’s just one more step in the process.” The airport complex is a total of 638 acres and is categorized as a primary commercial

Celebrating 145 Years

service airport by the FAA. The airport had 11,249 passenger boardings in 2010. The council also approved beginning the final phase of the Morgantown Streetscape Project, which will renovate the final city block in the project located on Walnut Street, from Spruce Street to High Street. The project – an initiative designed to improve lighting, sidewalks and crosswalks along High Street – has a projected overall cost of $3.8 million upon completion. The project is divided into five ma-

jor city blocks, and construction on the first two blocks was completed in 2006. A third block of the street was finished in 2008, and renovations on a fourth block of the project were completed in 2010. Council members voted unanimously to change the time of regular council meetings. Council meetings will be held at 7:00 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month beginning with the next meeting, scheduled for Feb. 21.

Huggins competes in Charity Challenge


West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins jokes with forward Deniz Kilicli during a practice session for last season’s NCAA tournament in Tampa, Fla. Huggins is competing with collegiate basketball coaches across the country to benefit the charity of his choice.

by mike atkinson staff writer


West Virginia University celebrated 145 years Tuesday. WVU Culinary Creations helped with the birthday celebration, offering free cake and cupcakes to students and faculty in the Mountainlair Commons area.

WVU President Clements stays true to University’s land grant roots after 145 years by mackenzie mays & lydia nuzum DA STAFF

West Virginia University celebrated 145 years Tuesday. Students, faculty and staff enjoyed free cake and discounts in the Mountainlair Commons Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the University’s birthday. WVU was born Feb. 7, 1867 through, the Morrill Land-Grant College Act of 1862 – an act of Congress which offered federally-owned land to states that agreed to establish colleges to teach agriculture and the mechanical arts. In 1863, the state legislature voted to accept a grant of land totaling 150,000 acres from the federal government, and funds from the sale of this land were used to establish WVU.

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West Virginia University celebrated 145 years Tuesday with free birthday cake in the Mountainlair.

Book sale benefits Mon. County school libraries by joann snoderly correspondent

Students who want to stock up on inexpensive books can now help support local schools at the same time, thanks to The Old Stone House Gift Shop. The shop is offering shoppers $3 bags of books, with all proceeds benefiting Monongalia County school libraries. Customers can select books ranging from Dan Brown and John Grisham thrillers to romance novels and reference books, said Sally Kirkpatrick, a volunteer at the Old Stone House. Kirkpatrick said books are sold quickly and donations come in daily.

back to the community, Kirkpatrick said. “Whenever you shop in our gift shop, whether it’s for books or gifts, it’s always given back to help needy families,” she said. Schools benefiting from the sale vary with each year and are selected on a rotational basis, said Joan Bissett, publicity chair for the Service League of Morgantown. Last year’s recipients included South Middle, Suncrest Sara Wise/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM Primary and Westwood Middle The Book Bag Sale at the Old Stone House, located on Chestnut Street, benefits Monon- schools. galia County school libraries. The funds raised are used to purchase everything from “Depending on how cusThe Old Stone House, which books to media supplies and tomers pack the books into the was built in 1795 and is one of other necessary items. bags, they can really get a lot of Morgantown’s oldest standing buildings, is dedicated to giving see BOOKS on PAGE 2 material,” Kirkpatrick said.

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INSIDE THIS EDITION West Virginia senior Kevin Jones is trying to make WVU basketball history tonight against the Irish. SPORTS PAGE 9

West Virginia University men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins is participating in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge. The Coaches’ Challenge is a competition between 48 of the best men’s collegiate basketball coaches in the country. Fans will select a coach to receive $100,000 to give to a charity of their choice and each coach will receive $5,000 for their charity for participating. “Coaches are very passionate about their local communities. It’s something that is very near and dear to their hearts,” said Ray Daniels, Infiniti product communications specialist. This is only the second year of the contest. Last year, 14 coaches competed for the spot. University of Florida head coach Billy Donovan won the

title last year, awarding the grand prize to the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation, which benefits a state of the art children’s hospital in Gainesville, Fla. Daniels said Infiniti is excited to sponsor the challenge for a second year. “We are ecstatic. It is bigger and better this year,” he said. “Vote to ensure your coach wins.” Huggins will donate his winnings to the WVU Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center through the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund. The fund was established by Huggins in 2003 in honor of his mother, who battled colon cancer. Jame Abraham, medical director at the WVU Cancer Center, said the Challenge could be one step closer to finding a cure for cancer.

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Professor’s new book takes political, cultural look at tobacco policies by lacey palmer staff writer

West Virginia University political science Professor Donley Studlar has published a new book that evaluates tobacco policies around the world. “Global Tobacco Control: Power, Policy, Governance and Transfer,” explores the history of the tobacco industry and major concerns in the market. The book focuses on the gap between policy problems in the industry and government response across the globe, in addition to the vast changes in the system over the past 60 years, Studlar said. “Smoking is a very culturally and economically embedded practice in many countries. One of the most remarkable things is how much change there has been,” he said. “While

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policies still vary in Western, industrialized countries, there’s been a convergence of policies as information has diffused concerning the dangers of cigarette smoking, as well as how different countries have dealt with them.” Studlar said the modern view on smoking in the United States has contributed to economic shifts in the marketplace. “In the 1950s, cigarette smoking was just normal and no one really objected to the situation. Today, smoking is denormalized, and there are restrictions on tobacco,” he said. “What we’re trying to do in this book is explore that shift – how it came about and the differences across countries.” “Smoking is usually thought of as a public health issue, but it’s also a very political issue,

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Ron Paul says GOP result ‘opens up the door’ GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — Republican Ron Paul said front-runner Mitt Romney’s inability to brush back challenges in votes Tuesday “opens up the door” to him and others looking to deny the former Massachusetts governor the party’s presidential nomination. The Texas congressman was headed for a solid second-place in Minnesota’s caucuses, which were won by former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. Santorum also won Missouri and was in the hunt for a victory in Colorado’s caucuses. “I’m a little surprised. I thought Romney would have some of this automatic carryover,” Paul told The Associated Press ahead of remarks to supporters gathered at a party


Continued from page 1 “We leave it at the discretion of the schools – it’s for what they need at that particular time,” Bissett said. The Service League of Morgantown has been serving the community for 77 years and has donated more than $77,000 to Monongalia County schools. “Books and literacy are always something we want to

near Minneapolis. “It certainly doesn’t hurt us.” Paul was on course to capture more than a quarter of Minnesota’s vote. He was a distant third in Missouri’s nonbinding primary and far back in Colorado. Paul said of the night’s results, “I think it splits the vote and sort of opens up the door to us.” Romney won Minnesota convincingly in his 2008 bid for the GOP nomination. He didn’t put much personal effort into the state this time, but he visited once and loaded up on campaign mailings to GOP activists. In Paul’s case, he invested plenty of time and money in Minnesota as he searched for the first win of his campaign. He said he’s happy with the rebe supporting. Some families don’t have enough money to buy their own books,” Bissett said. “Especially now, the school system gets less and less funds from the state – school libraries really need anyone who’s willing to donate.” The Old Stone House Gift Shop, located on Chestnut Street in downtown Morgantown, is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

sults and will shift his sights to Maine, where caucus results are due Saturday. None of Minnesota’s 40 eventual convention delegates were bound by preference ballot results. Paul’s advisers said their supporters focused on flooding local party slates; it could give them power to influence the selection of Minnesota’s national delegates in May. “The straw vote is one thing and there’s another thing called delegates,” Paul told a roaring crowd at his Golden Valley party. “That is where we excelled.” In a brief appearance at Coon Rapids Middle School, Paul waded through a crowd to sign autographs, pose for photos and remind people to vote. He declined to make any

US stocks rise on manufacturing data Wednesday (AP) — U.S. stocks had a big January, and they’re starting February strong, too. Stocks climbed Wednesday after strong manufacturing data and encouraging reports about the Greek debt crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average closed within 100 points of its post2008 financial crisis peak. Factories raised output in January by the most in seven months, according to the Insti-


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predictions on the Minnesota outcome before heading to another suburban Minneapolis caucus site. Paul said his candidacy was perfectly built for Minnesota. “They love liberty, they don’t like wars and they certainly don’t like the Federal Reserve,” he said. One caucus-goer in Coon Rapids, truck driver Rod Garberson, said if Paul isn’t the fall nominee the Republican Party won’t get his vote. “I gotta tell ya, this time I’m pretty well stuck on not supporting the party even if it means eight years of Obama and we all stand in bread lines for five hours for a sack of potatoes,” Garberson said. ap Paul finished fourth in Minnesota four years ago with 16 Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, signs an autograph on a dollar bill as he visits a caucus site Tuesday. percent.

Continued from page 1 WVU President James P. Clements said after 145 years, the University is proud of its history as a land grant university and remains dedicated to its mission of promoting access to higher education and applying research to meet the needs of West Virginians. “The University is doing great. We’re at an all-time high on a lot of measures, but the really good thing is that we remain dedicated and true to our land grant roots,” Clements aid. “Even after 145 years, we’re

tute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index. And the Commerce Department said construction spending rose 1.5 percent in December, the fifth straight monthly gain. “This is a market that is hungry for good news, and when it gets it, it responds very positively,” said Alan Gayle, senior investment strategist for RidgeWorth Investments. The Dow Jones industrial av-

erage rose 83.55 points, or 0.7 percent, to close at 12,716.46. Earlier in the day, the Dow was up 151 points. But it moved less than 100 points for the day for the 20th consecutive trading session. The Dow’s highest close since 2008 is 12,810, in April 2011. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 11.68 points, or 0.9 percent, to close at 1,324.09. All 10 categories in

the S&P 500 rose. The biggest gainer was financial stocks, up 1.6 percent. The Nasdaq rose 34.43 points, or 1.2 percent, to 2,848.27. On Tuesday, stocks wrapped up their best January in 15 years. The Dow gained 4.1 percent. Investors are less worried about the European debt crisis, and earnings at American companies are generally meeting expectations.

still promoting higher education, applying research to solve real-world needs and helping the state of West Virginia.” Clements said the 2020 Strategic Plan for the Future will only better students, staff and the WVU community with its plans of quality academic programs, globalization, innovation and research. “This is an excellent strategic vision. We are a national leader in a lot of things. I think we’re serving people as we always have, but doing it even bigger and better,” he said. “Students are competing with people from around the world for jobs, education and opportunities,

and I think we serve our state better than anybody. We’ve got a lot going on, but most of it comes back to benefitting the state and our region.” WVU Student Government Association President Jason Bailey said he believes there’s nothing better than being a Mountaineer. “There’s really nothing that’s not great about being a WVU student. We have top-rate academics, athletics, research and study abroad opportunities – the list goes on and on,” Bailey said. “The feeling of Mountaineer pride is unmatched by any other in the world.” Bailey, a political science

student in his fifth year at WVU, said he knows he’s not the only one who feels this kind of Mountaineer pride, though. “I can easily say I would never have had the opportunities I’ve had here at any other institution. Any WVU student or alum knows exactly what I mean,” he said. “We are all so lucky to have the chance to study at an institution like this. The opportunities and people here make it such a unique place. It would be hard to find another WVU student that feels any differently.”

with WVU political science alumnus Hadii M. Mamudu, an assistant professor of public health at East Tennessee State University and Paul Cairney, senior lecturer and head of the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom. “Mamudu has had the benefit of working in the public health field as well as having a Ph.D. in political science, and that gives him a better grasp on the issue from that perspective. He focuses more on the developing countries and the framework convention,” Studlar said. “Kearney comes at it from more of a public administration background with familiarity with the UK and policy theory. I have sort of a broader perspective of comparative politics for the industrialized world, so it really took all three of us to combine our per-

spectives for this book to be a success.” Studlar is an Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of Political Science at WVU and has published four books and more than 125 articles on comparative politics in scholarly journals. His previous book published on tobacco regulation, “Tobacco Control: Comparative Politics in the United States and Canada” was released almost a decade ago. “I started out looking at two countries that have similarities and some differences, the same language and a shared border, but even that took an entire book to explore,” Studlar said. “In this book, it’s a much broader global view. I’ve actually pursued the issue of tobacco control for about 15 years in terms of my academic research.”

what we have here.” Abraham said winning the charity contest could help WVU Hospitals perform more research for a cure and purchase state of the art equipment. “The only way we can make treatment better is through clinical trial. It’s really important to have access to this money because it will allow us to perform more of those trials,” he said. Abraham said it’s important

for students to do their part and vote for Huggins and his cause. “Coach Huggins is a wonderful coach, but he’s also a great man,” he said. “We want students to be engaged on such an important national topic. We hope they’ll support Huggins.” To vote for Coach Huggins, visit http://promo. infiniti/2012/index.


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and the fact that it is perceived differently in different countries indicates that.” Smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the world, but many countries do not possess any laws regulating smoking, he said. “There’s a lot of research about smoking and health-related issues in public health, but not so much in political science,” he said. “You have to delve deeply into the public health literature, where a lot of this information is contained, and understand something about the science and the social dynamics of the issue as well as the politics in order to get a grasp of it. The more countries you try to do this for, the more complicated it becomes.” Studlar co-authored the book


Continued from page 1 “Five to 10 years from now, we might not find a complete cure, but we will find better treatment with less side effects, which will make people live longer,” he said. “Cancer is such an important problem in our society. There are a significant number of patients who need something better than


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Chavez’s opponents gear up for Venezuela vote CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Outmatched time and again at the polls by President Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan’s opposition leaders are trying a new strategy to unseat the populist leader this year, holding the nation’s first presidential primary to choose the strongest challenger. The front-runner in Sunday’s election is Henrique Capriles, a 39-year-old state governor who has won a large following as a youthful alternative to the 57-year-old Chavez. Capriles, an avid jogger who plays pickup basketball games with supporters, has crowd appeal that makes him a formidable adversary. Sometimes wearing a baseball hat emblazoned with the yellow, blue and red stripes of Venezuela’s flag, Capriles has pledged both to help the poor and be a friend to business. He describes himself as a centerleft progressive, saying he admires the approach of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Other contenders range from Pablo Perez, a popular state governor, to Maria Corina Machado, a congresswoman who is the most forceful in her criticisms of Chavez and his effort to bring socialism to Venezuela. Whoever wins the primary is likely to give Chavez the toughest electoral fight of his more than 13 years in office.


Presidential opposition candidates Henrique Capriles, right, and Diego Arria speak during a televised debate in Caracas, Venezuela. In the run-up to the Feb. 12, primary, Capriles, governor of the central state of Miranda, looks like the favorite to face President Hugo Chavez in October. In the past, Chavez has capitalized on his opponents’ mistakes. He saw his popularity grow after a failed 2002 coup, swept a 2005 congressional vote boycotted by the opposition and won re-election in 2006 with 63 percent of the vote. Since then, though, his popularity has slipped as ills such as crime, inflation, and problemriddled public services have taken a toll.

The once-fractured opposition has been emboldened by a strong showing in 2010 congressional elections, and has united to hold the primary vote at a time when polls show Chavez’s adversaries have gained ground. “The opposition has never been in better shape to defeat Chavez,” said Angel Alvarez, director of the Institute of Political Studies at the Central University of Venezuela.

trumped up charges, ridiculous,” said Lieberman, who together with McCain spoke to reporters after a meeting with the Israeli foreign minister. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, admonished the Egyptians, calling their referral to trial a “slap in the face to Americans who have supported Egypt for decades and to Egyptian individuals and NGOs who have put their futures on the line for a more democratic Egypt.” Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy said that Cairo ignores at its own peril a provision he authored about U.S. aid to Egypt. The provision requires the Secretary of State to certify to Congress that Egypt is supporting the transition to civilian government by holding fair elections and establishing policies “to protect freedom of expression, association, and religion, and due process of law” before Cairo gets $1.3 billion in military aid this year. “Unless they’re following what we put in the amendment, there’s no way they should be getting any money. Right now they’re not following what we put in there,” Leahy, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s foreign operations subcommittee, told reporters. Egypt and the United States have been close allies for more than three decades. But Cairo’s campaign against the prodemocracy groups could seriously damage relations with far-reaching ramifications in a region already shaken by the political realignments arising from Arab Spring revolts.

Republican Rep. Ileana RosLehtinen, chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, demanded that Egypt return all assets and funds seized in the raids of the NGOs, allow them to reopen their offices and end the investigations and prosecutions. “The Egyptian government’s actions cannot be taken lightly and warrant punitive actions against certain Egyptian officials, and consideration of a cutoff of U.S. assistance to Egypt,” she said. The substantial U.S. military aid to Egypt is linked to its adherence to an American-mediated 1979 peace treaty with Israel, Washington’s closest Middle East ally. The preservation of that cold peace has long been a foundation of U.S. policy in the Middle East. Besides the $1.3 billion in U.S. military aid, Egypt also receives about $250 million in economic aid every year. In return, Egypt transformed itself since the 1970s from a one-time Soviet ally hostile to the West into an anchor of U.S. policy in the region, fighting Islamic militancy, mediating in the tortuous Arab-Israeli peace process and assuming a key role in the U.S.-led war against terror. “The ruling military council is playing a game of highstakes poker, believing that the U.S. cannot afford to cut its relations with Egypt,” said Ziad A. Fahmy, a Middle East expert at Cornell University. “However, even more important than the annual $1.3 billion in U.S. aid is the potential threat of democratic civilian oversight over the Egyptian military budget.”

Egypt’s ruling generals play risky game with United States

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s ruling generals are playing a risky game of brinksmanship by cracking down on American nonprofit groups that promote democracy, threatening a relationship with Washington that has brought the military billions of dollars in aid over the past three decades. The generals may be betting the U.S. cannot afford to cut relations with Egypt – a cornerstone of American Mideast policy. But the ruling military council may also fear it has much more than foreign aid to lose if it fully embraces a democratic transition that could bring civilian oversight of its substantial financial assets and curb its long-standing domination of politics. Egypt on Sunday referred 19 Americans, including the son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, and 24 other employees of pro-democracy nonprofit groups to trial before a criminal court on accusations they illegally used foreign funds to foment unrest in the country. The referral came one day after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned Egypt that failure to resolve the dispute may lead to the loss of American aid. “I think we have to have every aspect of our relationship with Egypt examined until these people are removed from any indictment and allowed to leave or do whatever they need to do,” Republican Sen. John McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in Washington. The depth of the tensions was evident when an Egyptian government delegation abruptly canceled meetings in Washington with U.S. lawmakers set for Monday and Tuesday. “We understand that we have a real strategic interest in keeping good relations with the Egyptians. It’s the biggest country in the Arab world,” said Sen. Joe Lieberman, an Independent from Connecticut. “But on the other hand, we can’t just sit back when Americans get charged and potentially incarcerated for what are


Polls show more than half of Venezuelans still approve of Chavez. But the new batch of opposition challengers are more popular than those who faced Chavez in 1998, 2000 and 2006, Alvarez said. The top three contenders are all under 45 and represent a new generation of anti-Chavez leaders. After three terms as president, Chavez is less able to paint his opponents as part of the cor-

rupt political establishment he once defeated. Capriles comes from an upper middle-class family but has managed to make inroads among the poor, who have traditionally been Chavez’s support base, by promoting programs including food and housing assistance as governor of Miranda state, which includes part of Caracas. Capriles also largely avoids direct confrontation with Chavez, seldom mentioning the president by name even when he criticizes him. At a news conference Tuesday, Capriles likened the campaign leading up to the Oct. 7 presidential vote to a race between “a horse that’s tired,” referring to Chavez, and another that is “filled with energy.” Capriles’ leading rival according to the polls is Perez, the 42-year-old governor of western Zulia state and another fresh face in the opposition. Perez’s potential advantages include support in the country’s second largest state and the campaign experience of the established Social Christian and Democratic Action parties, which have backed him instead of politicians from within their own ranks. Perez has taken the place of his political mentor Manuel Rosales, who was handily defeated by Chavez in the last vote in 2006. Rosales then fled to

Peru in 2009 after officials filed corruption accusations that he said were trumped up for political reasons. Perez too has avoided direct sparring with Chavez. The governor has rallied large crowds during the campaign, denouncing the government for squandering oil wealth while failing to fight joblessness, fix undersupplied hospitals or repair potholed roads. Recent polls have shown Capriles with about 40 percent support among opposition voters, about 10 percentage points ahead of Perez. Capriles could also see a boost from his endorsement by rival Leopoldo Lopez, who bowed out of the race last month. If voters favor a staunch antiChavez approach, that could help Congresswoman Machado, who has repeatedly challenged Chavez directly and has promoted her candidacy with the slogan “Vote hard.” Machado has opposed Chavez’s brand of socialism, saying she thinks Venezuela needs “popular capitalism.” Machado grabbed attention last month during Chavez’s annual speech to the National Assembly, which ran for nine and a half hours, when she stood and asked: “How can you say you respect the private sector in Venezuela when you’ve dedicated yourself to expropriating, which is robbing?”

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The Avett Brothers deliver on label debut EMily Meadows A&E WRITEr

North Carolina folk trio The Avett Brothers, set to perform a sold out show on April 20 at the West Virgina University Creative Arts Center, released their sixth studio album, “I and Love and You” in 2009 with a bit of a twist. Their most recent effort was the major label debut under Sony/BMG/Columbia, a huge leap in the mainstream direction. The diversely creative altcountry trio is infamous for previously self-releasing and self-promoting albums. Dedicated, longtime fans and many critics were skeptical of the transition from small North Carolina indie label Ramseur to the polished and commercially produced release that ultimately put the Brothers on the map. After debuting at No.16 on the Billboard Top 200 and a

brilliant Grammy performance alongside Bob Dylan and Mumford and Sons, the Brothers reintroduced the nation to folk with “I and Love and You,” and brought Americana to the forefront of alternative. “I and Love and You” held onto the lyrical charm, instrumental beauty and bluegrass roots The Avett Brothers have established in past albums such as “Emotionalism” and “Mignonette.” This effort undeniably crafted a more clean and refined, radio friendly theme in contrast to previous albums such as “Carolina Jubilee,” which utilized country, punk and bluegrass influences collectively. While typically fostering a sound rough around the edges, the Brothers’ ability to craft diversity between albums has allowed them to maintain their individuality and fervent stage presence even in their mainstream debut. The infectious first track, sharing a name with the al-

bum’s title, is a gorgeous fiveminute piano melody that seamlessly leads into the albums next track “January Wedding,” a soft string track that chronicles the beauty of falling in love. Much of the first half of this album showcases a softer and more polished sound than Avett fans may be accustomed to. However, their staple of bold, lyrical storytelling can be found in key tracks like “Ten Thousand Words” and “The Perfect Space,” a universally relatable track about the fears and hopes of changing and maturing, where Scott Avett wails his hopes for being loved for the man he’s become, not the man that he was. “Laundry Room” finds eloquent balance between superb song writing and well-rehearsed alt-folk instrumentals before spending its last 45 seconds in a fantastic bluegrass breakdown. Maintaining an overall optimistic feel, the album offers the feel-good, and

The Avett Brothers, who will perform at the CAC April 20, released their major label debut ‘I and Love and You’ on Sony/BMG/Columbia Records. more Avett-esque “Tin Man” track towards the end of the album before leading into the cheerful tune, “Slight Figure of Speech.” Whether “I and Love and

You” is your first Avett album purchased on iTunes for $9 and or another gem to add to your is available in stores. collection, their mesmerizing tunes and genuine talent shine through from all angles. “I and Love and You” can be daa&


Special effects in ‘Chronicle’ make it one of the year’s best so far hunter Homistek A&E writer

The weekend box office’s topgrossing film, “Chronicle,” has captured the attention of moviegoers nationwide. Featuring a cast of relatively unknown and inexperienced actors, “Chronicle” relies heavily on its outstanding special effects and tantalizing storyline to become one of the year’s most entertaining flicks to date. The story begins with outcast Andrew Detmer (Dane DeHaan) filming his morose and unfortunate life. Detmer’s mother is

bedridden with a chronic illness, and his father is an abusive and temperamental drunk. Adding to his sorrows, Detmer has only one friend, his cousin Alex Russell (Matt Garetty), and even that relationship is strained by Detmer’s antisocial habits. Detmer occupies his time by filming his every move, and this brings him even more unwanted attention at school. Bullies are quick to pick on the “kid with the camera” and less abrasive personalities are simply put off by Detmer’s hobby. Sensing that his cousin’s selfesteem is at an all-time low, Russell invites Detmer to a party where he hopes he will make

friends and find an escape from his home life. At the party, Detmer is further ridiculed and eventually bullied by an overly aggressive jock for “filming his girl.” And just as Detmer’s spirits seem permanently broken, the story makes a turn. In the woods bordering the party, Russell and his friend, Steve Montgomery (Michael B. Jordan), find a large hole emitting strange noises, and they invite Detmer to investigate with them. Once inside the hole, the three young men walk down a cave to find the cause of the noise – a large crystal-like structure unlike anything they had

ever seen. The cave begins trembling and shrieking as they approach the formation, and Montgomery collapses just as the scene goes black. Here the director leaves some ends up to the viewer. What happened to the boys is unknown even by the movie’s conclusion, but one thing is certain: it changed their lives. After being exposed to the creation in the cave, each of the three boys possesses a telekinetic ability that sees him perform tasks from bending forks, playing practical jokes and even flying to school. But, with great power comes great responsibility, and Detmer,

who is finally beginning to lead a normal social life with his nowsuperhero friends, breaks under the temptation to use his power to do wrong. This is the most interesting aspect of the movie for me, as his evil motivations waver between justified and completely unnecessary. In one instance, he uses his powers to steal money to pay for his mother’s medicine, and in another he causes a vehicle to skid off the road into a lake. This disparity serves to illustrate how unstable he is and how his past turned him into a candidate for destruction. In this way, the movie uses Detmer’s character to show how devastating

great power can be when it falls into the wrong hands. While this isn’t a unique idea on the surface, the movie’s execution of it was certainly fresh. The special effects were incredible, and the boys’ actions were stunning to watch, making the film incredibly entertaining from start to finish. “Chronicle” brings all the necessary ingredients for a great film to the table in a fresh and entertaining context, and I highly recommend it for fans of special effects and action films.

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Underground Sound

‘Year of the Tiger ’

‘Be The Void’ Dr. Dog

F----d Up

“Be The Void,” the sixth studio album by psychedelic/indie rock group Dr. Dog, debuted Tuesday. The band provides an upbeat, danceable album from nearly start to finish. The catchy tunes are paired with gusty, growling vocals that seem distant and raw but it makes Dr. Dog unique from other indie rock groups. The scrappy, lo-fi rock sound of the album is overall reminiscent of a recording of an onstage performance. Dr. Dog unearthed a dusty, musky ballad for the first song “Lonesome.” The song breaks into a repeatable and wailing chorus of “What does it take to be lonesome.” The vocal harmonizing “ohs“ and “ahs” on “Get Away” sound akin to Fleet Foxes, but the album boasts plenty of other opportunities for vocals to shine. The mixture of electronics and percussion make for a bit of unorganized fun on “Vampire,”– a welcome break from the rest of the album. “Vampire” slows down the lyrics, but speeds up the guitar riffs in a distorted haze. I feel like I should be listening this song on a tape player in an old busted up Ford Taurus in the desert. “Vampire” is the album’s slow song, but the raspy vocals are on display to make it more than ordinary. Dr. Dog has still managed to keep to their roots, but have included enough exciting changes to keep the listener interested.

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‘Attack on Memory’ Cloud Nothings

of Montreal

Canadian hard-core juggernauts F----d Up have recently released “Year of the Tiger,” the latest, and possibly last in the band’s epic series of singles based on the Chinese Zodiac. Beginning in 2005 with “Year of the Dog,” F----d Up have released singles each year to correspond with the Chinese New Year. These lengthy, ambitious singles allow an already startlingly creative band to spread their creative wings even further. “Year of the Tiger,” which clocks in at a staggering 15 and a half minutes, features lead-singer Pink Eye’s distinctive growling vocals, layerafter-layer of carefully overdubbed guitars and guest vocals from indiefilmmaker Jim Jarmusch and Annie-Claude Deschenes of the group Duchess Said. If you’ve gotten the opportunity to check out F----d Up’s immensely complicated hard-core opera “David Comes to Life,” then you know how conceptually ambitious all of F----d Up’s projects are. Everything they touch is filled with towering grandiosity, lyrics with multiple meanings and more allusions then most full-length novels. “Year of the Tiger” is no exception. It’s raw, blistering with emotion and just vague enough to keep listeners guessing. If the rumors turn out to be true, and F----d Up really is on the verge of breaking up, this is an excellent release to go out on.


‘Paralytic Stalks’ Kevin Barnes, the main creative force behind Georgia-based psychedelic pop group of Montreal, is something of a 21st century David Bowie. His dark yet kaleidoscopic music pushes the vanguard of creativity by exploring the depths of his own fragile, damaged psyche and laying his schizophrenic soul to bare before his listeners. And he does all this while sporting platform heels, glitter and fishnets. He’s been known to hang himself on stage and often arrives for shows riding a white horse. On 2007’s “Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?,” Barnes examined his own mental breakdowns and their effects on his precariously balanced social life. With 2008’s “Skeletal Lamping,” the neo-funk explosion of perversion and escapism, Barnes created alter egos for his alter egos and further withdrew into his own world. “Paralytic Stalks,” of Montreal’s latest album, Barnes continues to explore R&B, funk, psychedelic pop and, of course, the themes of mental illness. The album’s first half is populated by the apocalyptic pop songs of Montreal fans are looking for, and its second half finds Barnes dabbling in abstract sound structure and drawing influences from classical music. No one is ever really sure what’s going on inside of Barnes’ head. Despite the chaos, Barnes remains one of the most eccentric and fascinating characters in music.

Cloud Nothings, the musical project of Case Western Reservedroppout Dylan Baldi, have released their third studio album “Attack on Memory,” on Carpark records. Baldi’s project first generated attention after his home-recorded debut of lo-fi pop songs “Turning On,” hit the web in 2010 and its infectiously fuzzy single “Hey Cool Kid” went viral. Since then, Baldi and his band have toured the country and evolved their lo-fi sound into a cleaner, more approachable sound. With the help of legendary producer Steve Albini (who has worked with everyone from The Pixies to The Stooges) Baldi has managed to retain his sense of style, while greatly improving fidelity. Although hiring Albini comes off as a very calculated career decision, an attempt to seize indie credibility, Baldi made a wise move and the album shows it. Under Albini’s influence, Baldi and his group explore hardcore breakdowns and post-rock crescendos. While the Baldi’s slacker-style remains, “Attack on Memory” is a great step for word for the project and documents a band growing-up.


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Park Chan-wook’s Korean thriller ‘Thirst’ bites down on sexy vampire stereotypes


A scene from ‘Thirst’ featuring Sand Hyeon turning Tae-ju into a vampire.

by Carol Fox Copy Desk Chief

With the relatively recent onslaught of sexy vampires in films and television, these creatures of the night have lost all their dangerous and frightening edge. Robert Pattinson is far too debonair to seem threatening. “Thirst,” a film directed and written by Park Chan-wook, is a frightening film that delivers the creepiness and violence vampires portray best. This 2009 South Korean flick stars Sang-hyeon (played by Kang-ho Song) as a priest whose greatest desire in life is to help people. He decides a

way to do this would be to go participate in an experimental drug treatment for an epidemic that started in Africa. This nasty virus, the Emmanuel Virus named after the doctor who discovered it, causes blisters to form around victims’ hands, nose and mouth and spreads throughout the body’s systems. Left to run its course, EV causes hemorrhage and death. Sang-hyeon opts to test an inoculation, and he ends up contracting EV and dying. Mysteriously, just moments after being pronounced dead, Sang-hyeon comes back to life. Over time his skin heals,

and people start revering him as a saint for his miraculous survival. Many believers ask Sanghyeon to pray for loved ones. One of these people is Lady Ra (played by Hae-suk Kim), the mother of his childhood acquaintance Kang-woo (played by Ha-kyun Shin). It is while doing this Sang-hyeon meets Kang-woo’s wife Tae-ju (Ok-bin Kim), a clearly unhappy and demented girl who was raised by Lady Ra. Soon after visiting Lady Ra in her home, Sang-hyeon starts to experience troubling symptoms that make him suspect his EV is coming back. However, it turns out,

he still has EV and has actually contracted vampirism, which suppresses the EV. He finds himself craving blood, and when he drinks it the EV blisters disappear. Initially, he tries to commit suicide, but he cannot die. In most vampire films the story is one of self-loathing after being infected with vampirism, and the result is a vampire who doesn’t want to get too involved with anyone in this world because he knows he cannot die, and he’s dangerous. Sang-hyeon, however, seems to be owning his vampirism. His attitude is one of incredulousness about why

people have a problem with vampires in the first place – they’re just like humans, only with different “biorhythms.” He finds he has a sort of super strength, the ability to jump great heights, and his cravings for sexual pleasure are as great as his craving for blood. He and Tae-ju end up having an affair, and afterward he tells her about his “disease” of vampirism. She’s obviously shaken, but they continue their affair and decide to turn Tae-ju into a vampire and kill Kang-woo so they can be together unimpeded. The rest of the film details the guilt they face as a result

of such a decision and the consequences of their violent actions. What is unique about this film is that it is not your watered-down, high school vamp fantasy. “Thirst” is unnerving in a way that makes you question society’s preoccupation with these mythic creatures. The characters are demented and odd, the lighting is dark and grimy, and there is a lot of blood. Yes, it’s sinister, unsettling and gory, but it is because of this that “Thirst” feels like what a vampire film should be. daa&



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Exotic animals must be regulated West Virginia lawmakers are in the process of writing legislation regulating or even banning the ownership of exotic animals. The new legislation comes after the tragic event in 2011 when dozens of exotic animals were released from a private residence in Ohio, many of which were killed by authorities to protect nearby residents. West Virginia currently doesn’t regulate the sale or ownership of exotic animals

owned by private citizens. Although there hasn’t been any specification as to what kinds of animals will be regulated or banned, but the fact that it is in discussion is a step in the right direction. Some animals should not be kept as pets – especially if they present a danger to others nearby. Luckily, the incident in Ohio resulted in no injuries, but the dangerous menagerie – including tigers, lions and bears – could have hurt anyone who was in the

vicinity. At the very least, owners of exotic pets should have to register their pets with the state, which they currently do not. People living near animals that pose a real threat should know of the dangers around them. Furthermore, many owners of exotic pets eventually may become unwilling to care for the animals – either because they have grown too large, or they simply lose interest – and release them into the wild.

The problem is that these animals are not indigenous to the area and they disrupt local ecosystems. Such a case has many residents of Florida concerned. According to The Palm Beach Post News, growing populations of pythons – many of which are pets that were turned loose – are wiping out large numbers of raccoons, opossums, bobcats and other mammals in the Everglades. What people must realize is that every animal in an eco-

system is relative to others. Many species depend on the survival of another. When exotic animals are not properly cared for, there can be disastrous consequences for the surrounding community. They are a hazard to other animals, humans and/or themselves. Hopefully, our elected officials will write legislation that will protect the rights of all animals – exotic and domestic.

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Russia, China thwart efforts to stop violence in Syria Robert Davis correspondent

While Russia and China are busy stalling the United Nation’s efforts to take action against Syria, a major human rights violation and all-out massacre is underway. Since an outcry from the Syrian people began 11 months ago, more than 5,400 civilians have been killed by their own president, Bashar alAssad and his cronies. If these two powerhouses continue to put their self-interests before basic human rights, the Syrian crisis will become too massive to solve through diplomacy alone. Despite the urgency of the situation, these antagonists have met the United Nations effort to halt Assad’s brutal regime with good old fashioned Eastern obstructionism. Last week, the U.N. Security Council voted on a resolution to the conflict unfolding in Syria. The resolution, which called for a U.N. endorsement of the Arab League’s demand for Assad’s resignation, fell flat on its face because of vetoes cast by permanent U.N. Security Council members, Russia and China. The vote was held in the wake of Syrian forces unleashing a hellstorm of mortars on the populous city of Homs, killing more than 200 people. The double vetoes provoked a strong response from U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice when she told the United Nations last Saturday, “The United States is disgusted that a couple members of this council continue to prevent us from addressing an ever-deepening crisis in Syria.” China, with its own ironfisted government, maintains a long-standing non-interventionist policy and has been reluctant to send the message to its citizens that a revolution can achieve desirable results. “By only exerting pressure on the Syrian government and explicitly trying to coerce its leader Assad to step down, the resolution sends the message to armed groups and opponents of his regime that they have the support of the international community,” said The Chinese Daily Newspaper, a


Anti-Syrian regime protesters and supporters of the Islamic Group Jamaa Islamiya, who are opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad, burn Russian and Chinese flags during a demonstration where a number of Assad supporters were also protesting in front the Russian embassy, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday. leading Chinese publication known for promoting government policy, about the veto. What kind of message does a veto against efforts to protect innocent lives send to the Syrian government? The regime is becoming more violent toward its own people by the hour. Taking diplomatic measures to stop the killings before more innocent lives are lost should be the top priority of the United Nations. Russia and China’s votes at the Security Council have only served to embolden Assad’s efforts to quell those who speak out against him. Russia’s motivations for foiling U.N. attempts to oust

Assad are numerous. Running short of allies in the region, Russia stands to lose quite a bit, such as their only naval base on the Mediterranean sea, if they jump the bandwagon too early. Choosing not to speak out against the inhumane acts committed by Assad, Russia has instead decided to supply him with arms. “This intransigence is even more shameful when you consider that at least one of these members continue to deliver weapons to Assad,” Rice said in her statement to the U.N. Security Council, referring to Russia’s much disputed military support of Syria.

As Syrian protesters burned Russian flags in the streets, Russia’s U.N. Ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, could only vaguely justify the vote Saturday morning. Russian officials have stated they do not want events in Syria to play out as they did in Libya during its Arab Spring uprisings – nor do leaders in the West. The U.N. proposal reflects a desire for a diplomatic solution in Syria. However, this will be impossible to achieve via the Security Council as long as China and Russia flex their veto power. As we’ve seen in the recent Arab Spring uprisings, op-

pressed revolutionary forces are unlikely to surrender to a leader who has committed crimes of such magnitude against the people of their nation. “The Syrian regime’s policy of maintaining power by terrorizing its people only indicates its inherent weakness and inevitable collapse. Assad has no right to lead Syria and has lost all legitimacy with his people and the international community,” said President Obama in a statement. The situation will not resolve itself. The Syrian people will never be willing to give Assad a second chance, especially after the way he has

handled the protests against his leadership. Harboring the belief that Syrians will eventually come to a peaceful solution without the intervention of an international body will only allow the situation to intensify. Currently, U.N. members are not seeking a military intervention in Syria. However, this posture is likely to change as the bloodshed in the troubled country intensifies. If Russia and China are against a military intervention, then they must immediately join their U.N. counterparts to work toward a diplomatic solution.

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Letter to the editor ‘Freg Up’ utilizing social media Studies show one third of New Year’s resolutions will be broken by the end of January. The good news is, if you can stick to it until February, you might have actually made lasting change. With that in mind, WELLWVU’s Office of Wellness and Health Promotion has created


a social networking site just for WVU students that will help them be more successful at keeping the popular resolution to eat healthy. The site, tweatWELL, can be found at www.tweatwell. com. It is a fun way to eat healthier and track how many fruits and vegetables, or “freggies,” a person consumes each day. Students can use tweatWELL, whether they have a Twitter account or not, to track their freggie consump- tion, accumulate points and win prizes. The tweatWELL program encourages students to check in and post foods they are eating on the home page. Alternatively, students can update their information using texting or Twitter that will automatically update the tweatWELL page. Students can earn points through a variety of other fun features on the site and can compete to become pro-

fessors, deans and presidents of different fruits and vegetables. Prizes will be awarded throughout the program to participants and include a stay in Rocky Gap Lodge in Md., a white water rafting package, a dog sled experience and much more. The site also posts recipes and daily tips on freggie preparation so that students can learn new ways to “Freg Up” and add more freggies to their

diet. The daily recommended number of servings of fruits and vegetables each day is between five and nine, but a study conducted last year shows that WVU students are eating fewer than three servings. TweatWELL provides the accountability, incentives and education to see that students eat better. Increased fruit and vegetable consumption is not only

critical to promoting good health, but is also important for reaching and maintaining a healthy body weight. The program will run through the end of the semester, so students are encouraged to sign up now for tweatWELL and begin the New Year healthy, well and full of freggies. Cairna Bode is a graduate student at WVU studying Speech and Language Pathology

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THE WEEK AHEAD Today February 8

The Davis-Michael Scholars Tutoring Program meets from 3-7 p.m. in Room G052 of the Agricultural Sciences Building. No appointment is necessary. Stop by to take advantage of free help in general curriculum courses. For more information call 304-293-1951 or email davismichael@mail. DELTA GAMMA hosts an informal recruitment from 6-8 p.m. at 652 Price Street. For more information, email lhoman1@

Thursday February 9

Jordann Wood, a ceramic artist, will present a guest artist lecture at 5 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall of the Creative Arts Center. For more information, call 304-2934359 or email charlene.lattea@

Friday February 10

THE PNC PRACTICUM PROGRAM – ECONOMIC SEMINAR SERIES presents “The Causal Effect of Fetal Alcohol Exposure on Height: Evidence from State Prohibition Laws” by Jon Klick from the University of Pennsylvania. It will be held in Room 441 of the Business & Economics Building from 3:30-5 p.m. For more information, email william. TOMCHIN PLANETARIUM, located in 425 Hodges Hall, presents “Stars of the Pharaohs” at 7 p.m. and “Origins of Life” at 8 p.m. The event is free, but reservations are required and can be made by calling 304-293-4961. Tomchin Observatory, located on the 4th floor of Hodges Hall, will be open at about 7:30 p.m. for viewing on the same night if the sky is clear. Jupiter should be visible.


WELLWVU hosts ‘freggie day’ in the Mountainlair from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to encourage students to eat healthy foods.


WVU FIRST BOOK ADVISORY BOARD meets at 7 p.m. in the Kanawha Room of the Mountainlair. Students and faculty are welcome to attend and get involved with First Book and the WVU Advisory Board. For more information, email CYCLING CLUB meets at 8 p.m. in the Bluestone Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, visit www. THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION meets at 7:30 p.m. at Hatfields in the Mountainlair. For more information, stop by the SGA or SOS offices in the Mountainlair. WVU ULTIMATE CLUB/TEAM meets at 5 p.m. at the WVU Intramural Fields and is always looking for new participants. Experience playing ultimate frisbee isn’t necessary. For more information, email Zach at wvultimate@yahoo. com or visit WVU-ACLU meets at 6 p.m. in the Monongalia Room of the Mountainlair. TAI CHI is taught from 6:30-8 p.m. Other class times are available. For more information, call 304-319-0581. CATHOLICS ON CAMPUS meets at 8 p.m. at 1481 University Ave. For more information, call 304-296-8231. ESL CONVERSATION TABLE meets at 6 p.m. at the Blue Moose Cafe. All nationalities are welcome. The table is sponsored by Monongalia County Literacy Volunteers, a member of the

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United Way family. For more information on Literacy Volunteers, contact Jan at 304-296-3400 or WVU FENCING CLUB hosts advanced fencing practice from 7-9 p.m. in the Stansbury Hall Gym. For more information, email wvufencing@gmail. com or visit AIKIDO FOR BEGINNERS is at 6 p.m. at Lakeview Fitness Center. There are special rates for WVU students. For more information, email STUDENTS FOR SENSIBLE DRUG POLICY meets at 7 p.m. in Room 105 of Woodburn Hall . For more information, email CHAMPION TRAINING ACADEMY offers free tumbling and stunting from 8:30-9:30 p.m. for those interested in competing on a Coed Open International Level 5 Cheerleading Team. For more information, call 304-291-3547 or email CTA at WVU’S GENDER EQUALITY MOVEMENT, formerly the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, meets in the Cacapon Room of the Mountainlair at 6:30 p.m. For more information, email


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

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language. Volunteer tutors will complete tutor training, meet weekly with their adult learners, report volunteer hours quarterly, attend at least two inservice trainings per year and help with one fundraising event. For more information, call 304-296-3400 or email Catholic Mass is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. THE WELLWVU CONDOM CLOSET is held in the Kanawha Room of the Mountainlair every Wednesday from 11 a.m.-noon. The closet sells condoms for 25 cents each or five for $1.00. 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 amy.keesee@ The Chemistry Learning Center, located on the ground floor of the Chemistry Research Laboratories, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. FREE STUDENT SUCCESS SUPPORt, presented by the WVU Office of Retention and Research, helps students improve on time management, note taking reading and study skills as well as get help with the transition to WVU. Free drop-in tutoring is also available every night of the week in different locations. For more information, visit or call 304-293-5811. The M-Town Mpowerment Project, a community-building program run by and geared toward young gay or bisexual men 18 to 29, is creating an environment in the Morgantown community where young men can feel empowered to make a difference in their lives. MPowerment also focuses on HIV and STD prevention education. For more information, call 304-319-1803. COMMUNITY NEWCOMERS CLUB is a group organized to allow new residents of the Morgantown area an opportunity to gather socially and assimilate into their new home community. For more information, visit New SPRING SEMESTER group therapy opportunities are available for free at the Carruth Center. The groups include Understanding Self and Others, A Place for You, Sexual Assault Survivors Group, Social Anxiety Group and Solution Focused Therapy Group. For more information, call 304-2934431 or email tandy.mcclung@mail. The friends of the morgantown public library are seeking new members and volunteers for weekly book sale inventory. For more information, inquire at the front desk on Spruce St., downstairs during sales every Tuesday and the first and third Saturday of every month or call 304-292-7579. The Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum, located in the Mineral Resources Building on the Evansdale Campus, presents its latest exhibit “Defying the Darkness: The Struggle for Safe and Sufficient Mine Illumination”through July 2012. The exhibit focuses on the history mining lights, and displays a wide variety of mine lighting implements. The Exhibit is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 304-293-4609 or email

Horoscopes BY JACQUELINE BIGAR Born today This year you unravel a long-term issue by remaining gentle and caring. Others feel safer with you, no matter what type of relationship you have. Openness nearly becomes a way of life. If you are single, you might see a change in a major relationship, waving on more of what you want. If you are attached, don’t test your sweetie’s patience. Let him or her have his or her way more often. VIRGO understands you perhaps far too well. ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Of course effort counts, but having some charisma on your side can only help. Show your concern as well when dealing with an associate who might not be doing what you want. Listen to your sixth sense with a friend. You might not be completely right, but you have a strong sense of direction. Tonight: As you like. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH The only mistake you can make is holding yourself back. You know what works well for you. Let your imagination come forward. The ideas that follow -- yours and others’ -- are quite unusual. Do test them out. Romance could get spicy. Tonight: Some matters are best kept a secret. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Understand what is happening within your immediate domestic circle. You hear news that doesn’t feel quite complete. You don’t need to comment --the less said the more that will come forward. Tonight: Vanish while you can.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Keep conversations moving, and realize where you want to go with a situation. Others might not be as grounded as you would like. You might have to go over certain points, not once, but several times. Stay centered, if possible. Tonight: Meet up with a friend.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH Your softer side emerges with a child or loved one. You express your dynamic energy and upbeat manner in a conversation. When you hear a vague statement, try to build on it. You find an associate upbeat and cooperative. Seize the moment. Tonight: Highly visible.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Curb a need to be possessive or to overspend. You will be a lot happier if you use some self-discipline. Detach and try to understand where another person is coming from. Tonight: Relax with friends.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHH Keep reaching out for others. Share an unusually mellow mood. Some of you might opt to stay close to home. Use care with your finances, as a mistake can happen all too easily, especially in the next few weeks. Recognize your limitations while honoring who you are. Your creativity and confidence grow. Tonight: Touch base with a loved one at a distance.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH The way you perk up in another person’s company makes this person feel great. Relating to another person as well takes you to a new level of mutuality. Discuss a long-term desire. You could be delighted by the end results. Tonight: Make sure a favorite piece of music is on. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HH You might want to express a certain amount of consternation about a situation but then decide otherwise. Others don’t appear to be receptive to a conversation of this nature, or of any nature, for that matter. Tonight: Be yourself. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHHH A meeting helps you realize just what is needed to have a situation manifest as you might like. You have a lot of fun within this group or with a key person. Someone makes you an offer that you barely can say no to. Tonight: A force to be dealt with.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH Remain sensitive to a partner or associate. Relate one-on-one with key people if you want to make an impact. Keep reaching out for someone at a distance who might be closed off. You cannot change this person, but you can encourage him or her to look at his or her behavior. Tonight: Visit over a meal. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Let others show their hand. You might wonder which is the best way to handle a key issue. Listen to opinions. If you don’t feel comfortable with what you hear, hold off on making a decision. Find a respected adviser first. Tonight: The only answer is yes. BORN TODAY Author Jules Verne (1828), actor James Dean (1931), author John Grisham (1955)


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Britain celebrates author Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday LONDON (AP) — He wrote about life in the modern city, with its lawyers and criminals, bankers and urchins, dreamers and clerks. He created characters still known to millions Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim, Pip and Miss Havisham, Fagin and Oliver Twist. And it made him a star, mobbed by fans on both sides of the Atlantic. Britain on Tuesday marked the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens, the first global celebrity author and chronicler of a world of urban inequality that looks a lot like the one we live in today. “You only have to look around our society and everything he wrote about in the 1840s is still relevant,” said Dickens’ biographer, Claire Tomalin. “The great gulf between the rich and poor, corrupt financiers, corrupt Members of Parliament ... You name it, he said it.” Dickens’ mistrust of the wealthy and compassion for the poor haven’t stopped him being embraced by Britain’s high and mighty. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, joined Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, actor Ralph Fiennes, a host of dignitaries and scores of Dickens’ descendants at a memorial service Tuesday in London’s Westminster Abbey. A simultaneous event was held in Portsmouth, southern England, where Dickens was born, the son of a navy pay clerk,

on Feb. 7, 1812. In a message read out there, Charles called Dickens “one of the greatest writers of the English language, who used his creative genius to campaign passionately for social justice.” In London, the heir to the throne laid a wreath of white roses and snowdrops on the writer’s grave in Poet’s Corner resting place of national literary icons and two of Dickens’ youngest descendants added a pair of small white posies. Fiennes read from Dickens’ “Bleak House,” and there were prayers for the poor and marginalized, and for the writers, artists and journalists chronicling modern society. Historian Judith Flanders, who attended the service, said it was “enormously moving” and Dickens would have hated it. “Dickens said in his will that he wanted no public ceremonies, no statues, no public acknowledgment,” said Flanders, author of the forthcoming book “Dickens’ London.” “He wanted to be buried and die as a private man. He wanted his books to stand as his monument.” He got his wish. Dickens’ novels and characters are more popular than ever. The Royal Mail has just issued two new stamps featuring Dickens characters. Right now in Britain you can catch up with new television adaptations of “Great Expectations” and “The Mystery

of Edwin Drood,” go to an exhibition about Dickens at the Museum of London or visit a theme park called Dickens World. A new film version of “Great Expectations,” starring Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter, is due later this year. “The quality of the writing is part of why we still relate to him today,” said Jo Robinson, a graduate student at King’s College London who is researching Dickens. “He’s an incredibly vivid writer. He has such an array of characters and there’s so much to get out of him ... Each generation sees it in their own way.” Part of Dickens’ staying power stems from his incredible productivity. An insomniac who often roamed London’s streets by night, he wrote more than 20 books, had 10 children, toured the world on lecture tours and campaigned for social change until his death from a stroke in 1870 at the age of 58. “He believed he knew London better than any person alive, because he spent so much time walking the streets,” said Alex Werner, curator of the exhibition “Dickens and London,” running at the Museum of London until June. Dickens’ drive and productivity were fueled by early poverty. When he was 12, his father was sent to debtors’ prison and Dickens went to work in a factory, fixing labels on jars of boot polish. Those early experiences were

reflected in his novels. Dickens exposed the cruelty of workhouses in “Oliver Twist,” the harshness of child labor in “David Copperfield,” the chasm between the rich and the poor in “A Christmas Carol” and the brutality of the legal system in “Bleak House.” He also was one of the first writers to depict the modern industrial city a place where millions of us still live. Many features of his world are still familiar. The 19th century was an era of fast-paced technological change, and Dickens embraced it. He traveled Britain on newly invented steam trains though he hated the juddering journeys - and crossed the Atlantic in 1842 on one of the first steamships. He was also a commercially astute writer. His books were published in monthly installments, in an inexpensive magazine-style format interspersed with ads for everything from “Alpaca Umbrellas” to “the gentleman’s real head of hair.” It feels very modern,” Werner said. “A bit like TV soaps you have to get through the adverts.” Werner thinks that if Dickens were alive today he’d write for television he always wanted to reach the widest possible audience. He might not have approved of another major celebration, the 2012 London Olympics. Dickens was not a fan of the 1851 Great Exhibition, a huge popular dis-


Britain’s Prince Charles laid a wreath Tuesday on the writer’s grave in Westminster Abbey’s Poet’s Corner to mark his 200th birthday. play of imperial self-confidence. The next year he began publishing “Bleak House,” with its depiction of the city’s extremes of poverty and wealth. “Maybe 20 or 30 years ago his

work didn’t have that same cutting edge,” he said. “It was a more optimistic time. Now everything feels a bit more gloomy. The gap between rich and poor it feels very close to the Victorian world.

Director says Grammys will feature first dance music segment (AP) —Grammy show producer Ken Ehrlich had considered putting dancing/electronica music into the ceremony in the past, but could never quite figure out how to incorporate the high-energy club feel in front of a sometimes staid audience. He thinks he’s figured it out this year. For the first time, the Grammy show will put the spotlight on the genre with a segment featuring Grammy nominees Deadmau5, the Foo

Fighters, Chris Brown, David Guetta and Lil Wayne, all performing in a tent space amid 1,000 fans. “We decided to go all out this year,” Ehrlich said of the performance taking place outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where Sunday’s ceremony will be held. “All we’re going to try and do next week is to try and put the home audience in the middle of it. ... It is more than just sitting there and watching it.”

Dance music did not receive its own category until 2003 with the best dance recording/ dance field, and the music had not been featured with its own segment in the show. “I don’t know that I figured out a way to do it that felt right until now,” Ehrlich said in an interview Monday. “My feeling about dance is it’s such an immersive experience for the participant, that to put it on stage ... where the audience is not a part of it ... I don’t know, hon-

estly, until we came up with the idea of doing it this way, I don’t know if it ever would have worked.” Ehrlich calls the performance the “most ambitious number that we’ve ever done outside the Staples Center.” It will feature at least four cameras from audience level as Deadmau5 (pronounced dead mouse) and the Foo Fighters perform his remixed version of the band’s song “Rope,” which netted him one of his Grammy

nominations, and as Brown and Lil Wayne perform with Guetta. Ehrlich said the performance reflects the popularity of dance music over the past few years. “As much as a recorded medium that it is, and the fact that it’s selling a lot of CDs and downloads, it’s really a live experience,” he said. “It is more than just sitting there and watching it.” Other performers on the show include Adele, Bruce

Springsteen, Chris Brown, Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift for what Ehrlich boasted would be a “pretty amazing show.” “What I try and do when we’re building this show is to think about the audience first. ... What can I do that’s going to keep an audience for 3 1/2 hours watching the Grammy Awards?” he said. “I do try and look for how broad I can make it and still assume that people are going to tune in and stay with it.”

Mel Gibson likely won’t testify at deputy’s trial LOS ANGELES (AP) — A civil jury will likely not hear directly from Mel Gibson about the night of his drunken driving arrest because his testimony doesn’t appear relevant to a deputy’s claim that he was discriminated against because of the traffic stop, a judge said Tuesday. In a series of tentative rulings, Superior Court Judge Barbara Scheper said she will likely block attorneys for Deputy James Mee from showing the jury a video of Gibson being booked into jail and a 30-second TV ad he made supporting the Sheriff’s Department three years before his arrest. Mee, who is Jewish, claims he suffered religious discrimination by superiors after arresting Gibson in 2006, and that he was ordered to remove the actor-director’s anti-Semitic rants from a report. He claims he was passed over for promotions and suffered other reprisals because of the case and that he was personally offended by Gibson’s remarks. Gibson’s work as a spokesman for the department helps explain “the circumstances

that serve as a backdrop to the harassment and hostile work environment that Deputy Mee suffered,” his attorneys wrote in a court filing. Gibson “wasn’t just another arrestee. He was the `public face’ of the department,” the documents state. Scheper also says she won’t allow Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca to testify during the case unless there is some evidence he ordered actions against Mee. Attorneys for Mee had listed Gibson and Baca as potential witnesses last week, but Scheper said neither man’s testimony appeared to be relevant. Scheper said she will make final rulings in the case on Feb. 14, with jury selection expected later next week. Unless she alters course, jurors will hear little about the events during and immediately after Gibson’s arrest. “In my view, it’s what happened after this gentleman was arrested” that is crucial to the case, Scheper said. The judge said prospective jurors will undoubtedly have heard of Gibson’s arrest, but

the way Mee has presented his case renders Gibson and Baca’s testimony unnecessary. Gibson’s reputation was damaged for years after details of the arrest and his anti-Semitic and sexist rant was leaked to celebrity website TMZ. The actor apologized for his conduct, and his conviction was expunged in 2009 after he completed all the terms of his sentence. Scheper has said she expects Mee will have difficulty proving his case, but that jurors should ultimately decide whether he was passed over for promotions and targeted for reprisals because he is Jewish. Mee remains a deputy, although he no longer patrols for drunken drivers in the coastal community of Malibu where Gibson was arrested.

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Seven keys to WVU making the big dance With the homestretch of the regular season nearing in college basketball, the time has come to evaluate who’s built a strong enough resume for an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament. The West Virginia men’s basketball team certainly appears to have made its case to be in tournament, but with seven difficult games remaining, it is very possible the Mountaineers could play themselves out of the big dance. So, I decided to look at seven things Bob Huggins’ team must do to secure its fifth straight trip to the NCAA tournament. 1) Stop dribble penetration This has been a problem for the Mountaineers in recent games. After giving up 50 points in the paint in a loss to St. John’s two weeks ago, the defense has struggled to keep opposing guards out of the lane. With several talented guards remaining on West Virginia’s schedule, it is essential to find a solution. 2) Run offense through KJ Every game, there seems to be that offensive lapse in which, for whatever reason, West Virginia refuses to get the Big East leading scorer a touch. When this happens, the offense becomes stagnant and inefficient. It’s simple – feed the ball to Jones. 3) Truck must be clutch Yes, don’t worry, senior guard Truck Bryant has forced me to go through a few aspirin containers. His sometimes questionable decisions have left the state of West Virginia scratching its head. But one thing is clear – the Mountaineers are at their best when Bryant is scoring. 4) Kilicli must stay out of foul trouble The recent news of redshirt freshman Kevin Noreen’s broken ankle combined with the injury earlier in the season to freshman Pat Forsythe have left the team with little depth in the front court. The Mountaineers fared well in their first game without Noreen. But, this was due to 22 points from starter Deniz Kilicli. If the success continues, it will be because Kilicli avoided foul trouble. 5) Get consistent play from Hinds Freshman guard Jabarie Hinds has confused me more than any other player on the team this season. He will, at times, show glimpses of greatness. And, at other times, is a non-factor. As the starting point guard, Hinds will need to fix this inconsistency issues before season’s end. 6) Make shots It sounds cliché, well, because it is. In most losses this season and in year’s past, coach Huggins usually explained them by simply saying, “We didn’t make shots.” So, naturally, this team must do exactly that in the final month. 7) Just win, baby. Win Ultimately, when attempting to earn a bid the tournament, it is as simple as winning games. Four of the final seven games will be at the Coliseum, including two against ranked opponents. If West Virginia finds a way to compile some wins, the Mountaineers will safely find their name being called on Selection Sunday.

Senior Kevin Jones could join elite company against Notre Dame by michael carvelli sports editor

It seems like Kevin Jones does something every week to help further solidify his place in West Virginia basketball history. He ranks No. 12 in school history in single-season double-doubles (15) and 20-point games (16). He’s No. 5 in career rebounds and is behind just Joe Herber and Da’Sean Butler in career minutes played. Wednesday night he has another chance to join elite company. With another 20-point game, Jones will tie the record set by Jerry West and “Hot Rod” Hundley of 10-straight games with 20 or more points. “That’s great company to be

in,” Jones said. “They’re both Hall of Famers here and just to be mentioned in the same breath as those guys is a great honor for me.” Even with the chance to join two of the best players to wear a West Virginia uniform, Jones is treating Wednesday’s game like he has any other game. He knows if he does that, he’ll have the chance to do what he’s done for the past nine games. “I’m not going to force anything. I’ll let the game come to me,” he said. “I know I’m going to get my shot. I mean, I play 40 minutes so I know I’m going to get my shots here and there. “It’s just all about not forcing things.” The senior forward said he was trying to force shots in the first half of the Mountain-

eers’ overtime victory over Providence. In what head coach Bob Huggins called Jones’ worst game in quite some time, Jones still finished with 20 points and five rebounds but made just eight of his 19 shot attempts from the field. “In the beginning of the game, I kind of forced stuff because I’m used to having the offense come a little bit earlier and it didn’t Sunday, and I wasn’t really used to that,” Jones said. “We were struggling both on the offensive and defensive end, so I was just trying to provide a spark any way I could.” Huggins said he doesn’t think Jones will have any problem when it comes to forcing shots against the Irish Wednes-

by alex sims sports writer

Since its mid-October season opener against Air Force, the West Virginia rifle team has been working to compose its season into a slow crescendo. An early-March peak has always been the objective, but the last two matches of the regular season have brought on a scoring dip for the young Mountaineers. Now, as the climax of the season rapidly approaches, WVU will now reevaluate its progress and gear up for the postseason. “Overall, it’s nothing to panic about,” said West Virginia head coach Jon Hammond. “We may not be at our peak right now, but we just have to keep pushing on.” After a disappointing finish to the regular season, Hammond called a team meeting with one chief topic in mind: intensity. “We just need to amp up our intensity in our training and our focus and make sure we are focused and ready every day in training,” Hammond said. Just more than a month now stands between WVU and the NCAA Champion-

ships in Columbus, Ohio, so an injection of intensity may be just what this close-knit group needs. “The big thing is we need to ramp up our intensity,” said senior Justin Pentz. “We have maybe had a little too much fun at practice and have been less focused on what we need to be focusing on.” Only the top eight teams in the country advance to the NCAA Championships in March, based on the College Rifle Coaches Association rankings. The rankings are based solely on numbers. Each team’s top three scores and each shot at a different venue are averaged and the teams are positioned accordingly. Additionally, each team will

shoot a designated qualifying match, which will be used as a tiebreaker. The Mountaineers are a lock for this year’s field, sitting comfortably in third place overall, 30 points ahead of Nevada and Jacksonville State, who are tied for eighth in this week’s rankings. However, each of the last two matches for the Mountaineers have been a bit too low for comfort, as they ended both more than 30 points below their season average. “I think we’ve strayed away from some basic stuff and we just need to drift back and stick to the basics,” Pentz said. “You need to be prepped well enough, and be confident enough that you


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rebound the ball that consistently offensively, you’re going to score – particularly when you finish around the basket the way he does,” Huggins said. Jones’ coach also said that when the Mount Vernon, N.Y., native takes the Coliseum floor Wednesday night, he’ll have just one goal on his mind. And it won’t be tying West and Hundley’s record. “I don’t think he cares. I really don’t,” Huggins said. “KJ wants to beat Notre Dame (Wednesday) and I think that’s his first and foremost focus. “He just wants to win. He doesn’t want to go out on a team that’s not playing in the NCAA tournament and not playing in March.”

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day. The veteran head coach said last year, when he struggled like he did against Providence, it was because he was pushing so hard to perform. “When you press, you don’t make shots,” Huggins said. “The guys that are successful in this game are the guys who understand who they are, what they do. They play to their strengths, and they don’t do things that they’re not capable of doing.” And for Jones, his strength on the offensive end of the floor comes from his ability to rebound the basketball. Jones is second in the nation, grabbing 4.4 offensive rebounds per game and turns a lot of those rebounds into second-chance points. “When you rebound the ball that consistently and you


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can, on any given day, give it your all, and you will be able to produce your all.” At this point in the season, each individual is focusing on every single shot has taken precedence over expectations. “We really don’t have expectations,” Hammond said. “We know where we sit in the

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Big East Conference commissioner John Marinatto speaking to the media. Reports came out Tuesday that the Big East was close to adding Memphis to the league for all sports.

Big East moving toward adding Memphis (AP) — A person familiar with the talks says the Big East is in discussions with Memphis about the Tigers joining the conference in all sports. The Tigers likely would join in 2013 when Houston, Central Florida and SMU from Conference USA already are set to join the Big East. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because talks were ongoing between Memphis and the Big East. first reported the talks and said a deal could be announced later this week. Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson, who is retiring in June, did not respond immediately to a message left on his cell phone by The Associated Press. Associate athletic director Bob Winn said there is no new update on the status of Memphis’ athletic affiliation. “We’re always, as we have been for well over a year now, we’re always looking for things that are in the best interest of the university and the athletic department,” Winn said. “But at this point there has been no change in that status.” The Big East is trying to replace basketball powers Syracuse and Pittsburgh and West Virginia. Syracuse and Pittsburgh are leaving for the Atlantic Coast Conference while West Virginia is headed to the Big 12. Memphis has been trying to move from Conference USA since being snubbed when the Big East expanded in 2005, losing a long-time rivalry with Louisville. A departure now would be pricey for the Tigers. The exit fee from Conference USA for 2013-14 is $500,000 plus Memphis’ share of television rights revenue, which is approximately $6.13 million, according to a league spokeswoman. The Tigers’ value to the Big East is in basketball, where the Tigers have made 23 NCAA tournament appearances with a re-

cord of 32-23. The Tigers played in the national title game in 1973 and 2008, when they lost to UCLA and Kansas respectively. They also reached the Final Four in 1985 and lost in three other regional finals. Louisville coach Rick Pitino has been lobbying the Big East to add Memphis to help strengthen the league in basketball. Louisville and Memphis have spent years together first in the Missouri Valley Conference, the Metro Conference and Conference USA. Pitino again called out for league officials to consider Memphis after Louisville beat Memphis on Dec. 17. “I’m just hoping the Big East gets smart and does something about that and allows them to come into the league,” Pitino said. “I keep getting on the pulpit and saying this: We got hurt big time and we need Memphis. Memphis doesn’t need us, we need Memphis. We need Temple. We need to build up basketball again.” With John Calipari as coach, Memphis made four straight NCAA tournament appearances between 2006 and 2009. Josh Pastner, who took over when Calipari left for Kentucky in 2009, took Memphis to the NCAA tournament last season after winning the Conference USA tournament. Memphis will be hosting Conference USA’s men’s and women’s basketball tournaments in March. Memphis just hired Justin Fuente as its new football coach, replacing Larry Porter who was fired after going 3-21 in two seasons. The Tigers play football at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Big Ten exploring fourteam playoff (AP) — The Big Ten, which helped squash the notion of a four-team playoff to crown a national champion in college football several years ago, is taking an-

other look. “All of the Big Ten athletic directors are comfortable exploring the possibility of a four-team playoff,” Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis said Tuesday. “Four is better than two.” Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith agreed and said the discussions stem from feedback “that we need to do something different,” especially after the recent BCS title game between LSU and Alabama drew lower ratings that other championship games. “The fans have been loud and clear,” Smith said. “We also recognize that structurally there’s things that we want to try and change with the bowl system — how teams get in the bowls. It’s time to be curious about everything.” The BCS title game pits the nation’s top two teams based on poll and computer rankings. The Chicago Tribune reported Monday that one of the ideas before the Big Ten would put the two semifinal games on the campuses of the higher seeded teams, and the national championship would be held in cities that bid for the hosting rights. The so-called plus-one format — two semifinals plus the title game — was proposed in 2008 by the commissioners of the Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference. It was shot down by the leaders of the Big Ten, Pac-10, Big East, Big 12 and Notre Dame. The 11 Bowl Championship Series conferences have already met to discuss possible changes to the system starting in 2014. NCAA President Mark Emmert has said he supports a four-team championship playoff and is strongly against a 16-team format. Emmert has also said there has been talk of using a Final Four model, a scenario which would’ve matched LSU against Stanford and Alabama versus Oklahoma State this season, with the winners advancing to the title game. Despite the Big Ten’s interest in a playoff, there is at least one big hurdle: The Rose Bowl, with its storied history to two of the nation’s biggest conferences. “The Rose Bowl is extremely important to Michigan State just as it is to every school in the Big Ten and Pac-12,” Hollis said. “There are more questions than answers about how any format would work, including where the games would be played and what the bowl-type experiences would be like in a championship format. “My eyes are always open to explore all opportunities, but I don’t think we want to exceed 15 games.”








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1 BR NEAR EVANSDALE IN STAR CITY. Furnished, parking, AC. $400 plus electric per month. No pets. Available NOW and 5/15/12. Call 304-599-2991.

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1, 2, & 3 BEDROOM, most or all utilities paid. Minutes to campus. NO PETS. 304-276-6239 or 304-276-6237 500 BEVERLY. 2BR INCLUDES water/trash. Pets allowed w/deposit. Available in May. $400/mo each person. 3 0 4 - 6 1 5 - 6 0 7 1

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

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2BR APTS. NEAR BOTH CAMPUSES. Parking, utilities included. Available May, 2012. NO PETS. Lease/Deposit. $800/mo. 304-216-2151 or 304-216-2150.



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292-9600 368-1088 FOR RENT 1 BR APARTMENT. Lease. No Pets. Nice. Behind Summit Hall. 304-622-6826. FURNISHED APARTMENTS. Utilities included. Washer and Dryer. Parking. No pets. 2 Bedroom. $950. South Park. 2 Bedroom. $850. College Avenue. 3 Bedroom. $500/person. Cayton Street. For info call: 304-983-8066/304-288-2109.

SPRUCE STREET RENTAL 3/BR Furnished including all utilities. Other than cable and internet. Avail. now. $535/person 304-292-8888 SUNNYSIDE 1 MINUTE WALK to campus. 1-2-3 BRS. Lease and deposit. NO PETS. Call 291-1000 for appointment.




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1 BR Downtown Location, Private Porch, Some utilities paid, $450+deposit lease, parking. 304-685-6565 or 304-685-5210. 1 BR PARK STREET. AVAIL MAY $450/month. W/D. Hardwood floors. Parking. 10min walk to campus. 304-216-0742 1, 2 & 3BR APARTMENTS & 4BR HOUSES. Close to campus and South Park locations. Utill. W/D included. Some with parking, Pets considered. 304-292-5714 2 BR 2 BA. Stewarts Town Road. W/D.AC. Garage. $700/month. No pets.Text or call 304-288-6374. 2 BR. South Park. $600/month. W/D. No pets. Text or call 304-288-6374. 2 BR. WALK TO CLASS. Parking. Some utilities. No Pets. Available June 1, 2012. Lease/Deposit. Max Rentals 304-291-8423. 3 BEDROOMS NEAR MARIO’S FISHBOWL. W/D, D/W, A/C. 304-594-1200.


4 BEDROOM APT. Near Arnold Hall. Washer dryer. Dishwasher. Off -street parking. Priced to include utilities. Call 304-594-1200. 4 BR 1 BA. 332 Stewart St. $1600/month. All major utilities included. No pets. Text or call 304-288-6374. 1,2 & 3 BR’S AVAILABLE. Walking distance from campus. Please Call RICHWOOD PROPERTIES @ 304-692-0990 217, 221, 225, 227 JONES, 617 NORTH STREET. Apts & Houses 1,2,3,4BR, excellent condition. $325 to $395each plus utilities. NO PETS. All have off street parking with security lighting. E. J. Stout 304-685-3457 1/2/3BR 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 304-767-0765 or 304-276-7528. 1BR IN GREAT CONDITION, large and convenient located at 779 Snider Street, free W/D facilities, parking. $500 all utilities included. 304-288-3308

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

Glenlock N. 1 BR & 2 BR Courtyard E. 1BR & 2 BR Glenlock S. 2BR Metro Towers 1BR PLUS UTILITIES Courtyard W. 2BR w w w. m e t r o p r o p e r t y m g m t . n e t

SUNNYSIDE. NICE 2BR. 1/BA. WD. C/AC-HEAT $750/mo+ utilities. Small yard. Porch. NO PETS. Available 5/16/12. Lease/dep. 296-1848. Leave message.

1-3 BR APTS AND HOUSES. SOME include utilities and allow pets! Call Pearand Corporation 304-292-7171. Shawn D. Kelly Broker 74 Kingwood St. 2BR APARTMENT IN WESTOVER. All utilities paid. W/D included, pets with deposit. $800 month. or 304-615-6071 3/4BR APARTMENT (1 side of duplex), Large, W/D, Walk to Town&Campus, off street parking, $395/person, available May 16th, call/text 304-290-3347. 3/BR, 2/BA TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT. Walking distance to downtown campus. $1290/mo, includes utilities. Call 304-282-8769. NO PETS. Visit:! 3BR, Downtown, First St. $400+ util.(per person), Scott Properties, LLC 304-296-7400 or 3BR, Downtown, First St. $400+ util.(per person), 2BR Evansdale, Bakers Land $425+ util.(per person). Scott Properties, LLC 304-319-6000 or 3BR, LARGE, NEW CARPET, SOUTH PARK. $395/person, avail May 16th, call/text 304-290-3347 A 3 BR 3 BATH DUPLEX. W/D. A/C, DW. Off-street parking. 10 minutes walk from main campus.$1200/month without utility. 304-319-0437. A GREAT LOCATION. Minutes from town. $600/MO. WD, 2BR, 1BA. No Pets. 304-292-8102. No calls after 8PM. APARTMENTS AND HOUSES FOR RENT. All close to downtown and campus. 304-685-7835 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. 304-288-3308 AVERY APARTMENTS 1BR/1BA with DW, WD, hard wood floors, free fitness room, sun bed and WIFI. Close to town$650+electric. 304-692-9296.

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

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




WILES HILL! 3BR HOUSE. Modern kitchen/bath, w/d, off street parking. $430/person/month plus utilities; owner pays garbage. Call Steve at 304-288-6012



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304-599-1880 CONDO FOR RENT. 2/BR-2/BA. June/2012. $875/mo plus electric/cable. Internet ready all rooms. Near Hospitals, Stadium. WD. Parking. Pets negotiable. 304-282-1184. FIVE (5) 1/BR APARTMENTS NOW available. West Run, Morgantown. $600/mo each plus $300/dep. NO PETS. Call Jess: 304-290-8572. FOR MAY. UNIQUE Apartments 2, & 3 BR Close to main campus. Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher, Private Parking. Pets w/fee. 508-788-7769.

LARGE 1BR APARTMENT located at 320 Stewart St. In very good condition and very near downtown campus. $425 + utilities. Call 304-288-3308 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.

3/BR, 2/BA RANCH ON 1 ACRE. CAC. 10 minutes from both hospitals. $1100/mo. NO PETS. Call 304-282-8769. 4BR, LARGE, COBEN AVE, SOUTH PARK, WD, Free Parking, Very Close to town, $395/person, Avail May 16, call/text 304-290-3347 6BR (2APTS) HOUSE IN SOUTH PARK. 2 kitchens. 2 baths. W/D. Utilities included. June 1 Lease. $435/person. 304-292-5714. 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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232 COBUN. AWESOME HISTORIC VICTORIAN HOME. Large 6 to 8 bedrooms. 2 full size kitchens. 3 full bathrooms. 2 W/D . In very good conditions. Must See! Starting at $450 per person. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED. If you want to be the envy of your friends. Call 304-288-3308. giuliani-properties

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GREEN PROPERTIES. Close to downtown. Beautiful 3BR, 2BTH, A/C, W/D, DW, and Hardwood floors. $370/per person. NO PETS 304-216-3402.



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Phone 304-598-9001 STARTING AS LOW AS $320.00 PER PERSON

WILKINS RENTALS 304-292-5714 Now Leasing for 2012 - 2013 Apartments & Houses Close to Campus & South Park Locations All Include Utilities and Washer/Dryer Many Include Parking Pets Considered Rents as low as $420/mo per person Lease and Deposit Campus Area - 3 & 4 BR Apts. & Houses South Park - 1, 2, 3 and 4 BR Apts. Between Campuses - 4 BR Houses


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Copperfield 1 & 2BR Copperfield 2BR/2BA w w w. m e t r o p r o p e r t y m g m t . n e t NOW SHOWING! 1,2,3,4BR Apartments Downtown for May 2012. Please NO PETS. 304-296-5931. STARCITY. AVAILABLE NOW .2BR/1BA LARGE, carpeted, DW, WD, GAS, AC. off st parking. NO PETS/SMOKING. $575/M 304-692-1821. TWO APARTMENTS: 2/3 BR—W/D, Off-street parking. 3/BR—W/D. Leases start 05/15/12. Garbage, cable not included. 717 Willey Street up from Arnold Hall. No Smoking, No Pets 304-685-9550. WALKING DISTANCE TO DOWNTOWN. 2BR, 1 1/2 BTH, Laundry Room, Parking Permit. 501 Beverly Ave. $800 plus util. 304-685-9300

FURNISHED HOUSES 4/BR CONDO. PRIVATE BATH. Walk-in closets. W/D. $390/mo. per room includes utilities. Pool, Volleyball. Contact Yvonne: (302)270-4497 leave message.

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ROOMMATES JUST LISTED! MALE OR FEMALE roommate for brand-new apt. Close to downtown. Next to Arnold Hall. WD, DW, AC, parking. NO PETS. $420/mo. includes utilities. Lease/dep. 304-296-8491. 304-288-1572. 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. NEEDED FOR SUBLET 3/BR, 3.5 bath, CopperBeech Townhome. $449/mo.+utils. Cable included. Bus to Downtown. Call 240.216.1937 or email

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE FOR SALE 2006 MOBILE HOME. 3BR/2BA. Located in Fairfield Manor. Minutes from town. Like-new condition. Asking $28,000 Call Tammy 304-319-4161.

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


AVAILABLE MAY 15TH FULLY FURNISHED 5BR/ 3BATH. On downtown campus. $300/person. Plus utilities. W/D/DW. lease and deposit required. Small pets ok with deposit.304-599-6001.

BARTENDING UP TO $300 A DAY potential. No experience necessary. Age 18 plus. Training available. 800-965-6520 Ext. 285

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.

JERSEY SUBS HIRING DELIVERY DRIVERS and pizza and line cooks. Apply in person at 1756 Mile Ground Rd. Must have experience.

JEWELMANLLC.COM close to downtown, next to Arnold Hall. 3,4,5&6/BR houses. Excellent condition. A/C, W/D, parking and yard. Utilities included. No dogs. 12 month lease. 304-288-1572 or 296-8491

TAN ONE IS NOW HIRING a full time manager. Must have degree in business and past sales/management experience. Interested applicants please email resume to

NEW HOUSE AVAILABLE MAY 15 ON Downtown Campus. 5BR, 3BA, family room, game room, living room, lease/dep required. NO PETS. Off st parking, DW, WD, etc. 304-599-6001

LOST & FOUND LOST RED IRISH SETTER. 1 year old male. Lost from CL area 12/29. $1000 Reward. 304-989-0608 or 304-594-2803.



Wednesday February 8, 2012

men’s basketball

WVU looks to end Notre Dame hot streak

brooke cassidy/the daily athenaeum

Freshman guard Jabarie Hinds dives for the ball in a game against Cincinnati Jan. 20. Hinds leads the team with 3.5 assists per game this season.

By john terry managing editor

West Virginia shocked a hot Notre Dame team a year ago at the WVU Coliseum. The Mountaineers will try to do the same tonight when they host the Fighting Irish at 9 p.m. Notre Dame enters tonight’s game as one of the hottest teams in the Big East, riding a four-game winning streak with wins against then-No. 1 Syracuse, No. 19 Connecticut and No. 15 Marquette. “They’re really playing

great,” said West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins. “(Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey) has done a terrific job. They struggled initially, but he’s really got them playing.” West Virginia, on the other hand, is coming off an overtime win on the road against Providence, snapping a threegame skid – the first under Huggins at WVU. The Mountaineers trailed by double-digits, but fought back to get the victory. A strong start will be important for West Virginia tonight against Notre Dame, though.

“You can’t get impatient and take bad shots,” said West Virginia senior Kevin Jones. “They prey on teams that do that. They’re very successful when other teams take bad shots.” If Jones scores 20 points, it will be his tenth consecutive 20-point performance – tying him with WVU Hall of Famers Jerry West and “Hot Rod” Hundley. Jones is leading West Virginia with 20.8 points per game, collecting 11.2 rebounds. Senior guard Truck Bryant

is second on the team, scoring 17.6 points per game. Jones also said that he has noticed increased production from the freshmen. “It’s hard being in their positions – being so young and having a lot of pressure put on you like that,” Jones said. “We just have to keep on playing like a team, and we’ll be fine.” Freshmen Jabarie Hinds and Gary Browne have been leading the way for the new players. Hinds is scoring 8 points per game and leads the team with 3.5 assists. Browne, com-

ing off the bench, is scoring 6.6 points and is third on the team with 4 rebounds per game. Notre Dame has many offensive threats, despite losing leading scorer Tim Abromaitis to a torn ACL just two games into the season. Eric Atkins and Jerian Grant lead the Irish with 13.1 and 12.7 points, respectively. Atkins is shooting 42 percent from distance this season. “I think their point guard play has been pretty good,” Huggins said. “Atkins has really good quicks.”

The team is aided by a solid inside presence from forward Jack Cooley. Cooley is scoring 10.6 points and collecting 8.4 rebounds per game. “They’re a very smart team,” Jones said. “They pick their spots to score on the court. They really get the ball inside to Cooley, and he’s very productive for them on the inside. We definitely have to stop their inside presence. “They like to shoot the three ball, so we have to get out to the shooters.”

The DA 02-08-2012  
The DA 02-08-2012  

The February 8 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper.