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Tuesday April 10, 2012

Volume 125, Issue 133

WVU tobacco policy up for comment by lydia nuzum

associate city editor

West Virginia University has developed a campus-wide tobacco policy prohibiting all tobacco products throughout campus and has made the policy available online for public comment through May 9. The new policy is planned to go into effect July 1, 2013, and is a result of recommendations forwarded to WVU President James P. Clements by the Uni-

versity’s Smoking Task Force. It amends the current Health Sciences Center’s tobacco-free policy to apply to the entire University. “This present draft policy is a modification of the original HSC policy,” said C.B. Wilson, WVU associate provost and chair of the Smoking Task Force. “That campus has already gone tobacco free based on that policy, so this elaborates on that policy and brings the rest of the Morgantown

campus into play.” The policy will apply to all areas of campus, and it “applies to all employees of WVU Board of Governors and all WVU students located at or visiting the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center campus. Visitors, patients, contractors and vendors shall also be required to comply with this policy.” The phrase “Health Sciences Center” will be stricken from the original wording to encompass the entire University.

The introduction of a campus-wide tobacco policy was inspired by support from different areas within the University, Wilson said, and the Task Force collaborated with the community to develop a campus-wide initiative. “There was considerable pressure from the student government, who felt strongly about creating a smoke-free campus, as well as a conversation about the issue in staff council,” Wilson said. “The


president established the Smoking Task Force, and part of our work was to interview city council, members of the board of health, individuals from the cancer center and others statewide. We also reviewed the policies of other campuses, particularly land-grant campuses, to get a sense of what was going on across the U.S., and this idea has really caught on.” Clements said the opportunity for staff and students to provide feedback to the Uni-

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Golden Ticket, United Party face off in 2012 SGA debate


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Student dies after falling from High Street apartment by mackenzie mays

Board of Governors candidates take turns sharing their platforms at the Student Government Association debate Monday night in the Mountainlair.

versity is important to understanding the scope of the policy. “First, let me thank the Smoking Policy Task Force and those who provided input for the time, effort and thoughtfulness they put into this process and the revised policy,” Clements said. “Now, it’s time for the campus community and public to offer any further insight during this comment period

Brian Weithenauer, a sophomore general studies student from New Jersey, died early Sunday morning after falling from an apartment building on High Street. No foul play is suspected, according to Morgantown Police. Weithenauer died as a result of injuries sustained when he fell from a wooden platform at the apartments located above Rain nightclub. Wiethenauer was from Toms River, N.J. and a brother of Phi Gamma Delta. Condolences outpoured on social networking sites following the news. Student Government Association presidential candidate Zach Redding Tweeted: “Truly sorry to hear about Fiji’s loss. Stay strong, life is too short. Prayers go out to all of you.” The Facebook page, “Rest in Peace Brian Weithenaeuer” has acquired more than 100 fans since the weekend and allowed family and friends from New Jersey to West Virginia to

express their condolences. “This is so sad for the University and for the community. WVU really sends our condolences to all of his friends and our hearts and prayers are with the family,” said Sabrina Cave, assistant vice president for Student Affairs Communications. The University sent counselors from the Carruth Center, WVU’s Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services, to the Phi Gamma Delta house Sunday. “We want to continue offering support, not only to the brothers of Brian’s fraternity, but to anyone who was his friend,” Cave said. Cave encourages any students dealing with the loss to call WVU’s 24-hour service hotline at (304) 293-4431. Student Organization Services will sponsor a bus trip to Wiethenauer’s hometown of Tom’s River to attend services, and a bell-ringing ceremony will be held soon in his honor, Cave said.

Secretary of State promotes importance of youth vote


Vice-presidential candidate Devin Sears of The Golden Ticket, right, speaks while she Presidential candidate Zach Redding of the United Party, left, speaks while he and viceand presidential candidate Rashad Bates, left, participate in the SGA debate. presidential candidate Jarred Zuccari, right, participate in the SGA debate.

by mackenzie mays city editor

Members of The Golden Ticket and The United Party faced off Monday night in the 2012 debate to target key issues such as repairing the reputation of the Student Government Association and bringing a better image to the University as a whole. West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant moderated the debate and encouraged students to get out and vote in the election. Students can vote at seven designated polling booths across campus starting today through Thursday at 7 p.m. The Golden Ticket, lead by current SGA Vice President Rashad Bates and Communications Director Devin Sears, declared plans to shed a more positive light on WVU by implementing programs such as “Meet 5,” which encourages students to get to know fans from opposing teams as the University enters the Big 12 Conference. “We’re coming into a great time in WVU history. As cliche as it might sound, it’s a great time to be a Mountaineer. It’s important to assimilate individuals at away games to WVU culture,” Bates said. “Let’s welcome them with open arms – we’re known for having a good time, but we can do that by being responsible and safe. Let’s make them feel like they’re at home.”

What happens at WVU is about the state as well. What you do and how you act represents all of us. There are going to be some losers tonight, but that doesn’t mean you give up on the University. WVU is what you make it – so make it the best in the country with your ideas, determination and fortitude.

Natalie Tennent

W.Va. Secretary of State

The United Party, lead by current SGA Governor Zach Redding and Athletic Councilman Jared Zuccari, encouraged students to “keep doing what they’re doing.” “I think we’ve got great sportsmanship. The fans are very pleasant to opponents for the most part, but there are individuals that reflect a negative image,” Zuccari said. “If we can all come together with just some positive cheers, we can overcome that.” The United Party’s main goals include “putting the fundamentals back into SGA,” with platforms aimed at curbing unacceptable student behavior. When confronted about one of its gov-

ernor candidates, Molly Callaghan, and her part in the recent “I’m Shmacked” video, Zuccari said the United Party does not condone the type of rowdy student behavior captured in the YouTube sensation. “We’re all students here. I do not condone this behavior, but she (Callaghan) is not drinking or doing anything illegal. Anyone can put a clip like that together,” he said. In response, Bates said SGA should work closer with local law enforcement and University administration to stop incidents like that before they happen. “It starts with pre-planning for events like that. We prepared with police and administration prior to the LSU game and received great feedback from their fans,” he said. “We are all students here and I’m all about having a good time, but we need to be responsible Mountaineers.” Redding said the negative image SGA has acquired in recent years “just isn’t accurate,” and the United Party hopes to change that. “For some reason, SGA has a negative image at this point, but the past is the past. In the future, we plan to keep everything straight, and it’s been clean so far,” he said. “We can’t cheat with these new polling booths. We plan to reach out to

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Secretary of State Natalie Tennant moderates the SGA debate Monday night in the Mountainlair. Tennant also hosted the event, ‘Choosing Your Future: Voting, Elections & Why it Matters in 2012’ to encourage students to get out and vote.

by jessica lear staff writer

With four weeks until the West Virginia primary election, West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant visited West Virginia University Monday to talk to students about the importance of voting. In her lecture, titled “Choosing Your Future: Voting, Elections & Why it Matters in 2012,” Tennant, who has served as Secretary of State since 2008, discussed the role of young people in the upcoming November 2012 elections. “Yes, your vote does matter, but do you matter? Do 18-25-year-olds matter? You would if you voted,” she said. “You could be a powerful source if you could be counted

on and you would vote.” Tennant said candidates, politicians and election officials constantly talk about the youth vote, because addressing the needs and concerns of young people will help bridge the gap for many young voters. “We should care what the student population thinks – what the young people think, but when we’re faced with 18-25-year-olds here and the powerhouse of seniors there, who are we going to give funding to? It may not be right, but it’s reality because the seniors vote; they determine who gets elected,” she said. “How can you all become the powerhouse? By getting involved and voting.” The young vote could have

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WALK-OFF VICTORY The West Virginia baseball team won its first Big East Conference series of the season with a walk-off home run in extra innings. SPORTS PAGE 8


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Tuesday April 10, 2012

Wave of bomb threats at Pitt leaves campus on edge PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dozens of bomb threats at the University of Pittsburgh, including at least four on Monday, have prompted professors to start holding classes outside and forced security officials to implement new building access measures and offer a $50,000 reward The threats began in midFebruary, at first targeting a landmark building at the center of campus. But in recent weeks numerous buildings have been threatened. Four threats had been made by mid-afternoon Monday, starting at about 4 a.m. “It wasn’t really until probably a few days ago that this started to affect me, as far as my feelings of security,” said Dawn Diehl, who’s studying for a master’s degree in library science. “So now it’s pretty alarming. We’ve never had an experience like this. I kind of have

that feeling like, where’s this going to end?” Diehl was surprised Monday to find all but one door to the main library locked and everyone’s bags being searched. Under new security measures, students and faculty will need a school ID to get into buildings. Non-residents won’t be permitted in dormitories, and a $50,000 reward is being offered for information. Brian Graham, a fifth-year chemistry student, said the threats began as being written on walls in buildings, and he hoped security would be able to catch the perpetrator. But then threats started arriving by email. “I think it’s a little bit more nerve-racking,” Graham said of the latest wave. “I have to either stay later or come in different hours. I would be about


to leave home, and then there’d be a bomb threat.” The threats have caused some professors to move classes outdoors or offer them online and have led some students to stay off-campus. The university, located a few miles from downtown Pittsburgh, has about 3,800 full-time faculty members who serve 34,000 students. The university is urging faculty to make arrangements for students to make up classes or exams missed because of evacuations, but it says there are no plans to end the semester early. No bombs have been found and nobody has been injured, and police say the building evacuations will continue. There have been a total of about ap 25 threats targeting numerous buildings, with some of those Students wait after being evacuated from buildings adjacent to the University Club on the University of Pittsburgh campus after a bomb threat was received Monday morning. threatened multiple times.



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Continued from page 1 students and tell them exactly what’s going on and let them know SGA is not a closed organization. We want to make students feel they can get in touch.” Redding’s opponent, Bates, said in order to repair SGA’s image, members need to start with their own actions. “It starts with the members of SGA. We are student body leaders and should be examples. We need to make sure we don’t make mistakes, and if we do, we


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been the difference between winning and losing for Tennant in her unsuccessful campaign for the office of Secretary of State in 2004, she said. “I lost by 1,108 votes, but who’s counting? I’m counting,” she said. “At the time there were 1,982 precincts in West Virginia, so if one more person in each precinct would have voted for me, I would have won by 800 and some votes. All of you in different precincts could be


Continued from page 1 – and prior to submission to the Board of Governors. WVU officials welcome any and all feedback.” Wilson said although using tobacco products is not an illegal act, the University hopes

need to make up for them,” he said. Redding and Zuccari said having competed against each other in the past, they are bestsuited to make a difference on campus with the platform “actions speak louder than words.” When asked what actions he took during his SGA term, Redding pointed to implementing events such as Sustainablity Week and a dining hall waste audit. But Sears was quick to disagree with these claims. “Any program we’ve created, we’ve actually showed up to,”

Sears said. “We’ve been working hard to implement ideas before we were even elected.” However, both parties were able to agree on one thing: what happens at WVU represents the entire state of West Virginia. “If there is a negative image associated with WVU, it affects the whole state. Every time you see a flying WV, it’s not just the school you should be proud of – you’re actually representing the state,” Sears said. “When you graduate, we want to make sure you look back and have a positive relationship with the University.”

Redding said the United Party’s dedication to WVU and the state is “second to none.” “Every student should realize WVU really does represent this state,” he said. “We’re all about working together as a unit and being united. United for students – united for WVU.” Polling booths are located at the Mountainlair, the Student Rec Center, Mineral Resources Building, the Evansdale Residential Complex, the Health Sciences campus, the College of Law and Brooks Hall.

that extra vote, so your vote does count, and it does matter.” Tennant said the youth vote is becoming more and more recognized in politics, and former West Virginia Senator Jennings Randolph recognized the importance of the young vote during the Vietnam War. At the time, 18-20-year-olds were drafted into the war, she said, but were not allowed to vote. “He believed in young people – he believed if you were old enough to fight for your country and die for your country, you should be old enough to vote,” Tennant said.

Randolph put up an amendment to the Constitution to change the voting age from 21 to 18, Tennant said, and the right to vote is an important one for young voters to understand. “Imagine being sent to Vietnam at age 18, and you don’t have a say in what your country is doing, you’re just being told what to do,” she said. “Jennings Randolph recognized that the vote of young people mattered.” Tennant focused her lecture on getting the young people in the audience interested in voting in the various elections this year.

She does not have a Democratic opponent for the primary May 8 but will compete against the Republican candidate for Secretary of State in the Nov. 6 election. Tennant is a WVU alumna who was the first female Mountaineer Mascot during the 199091 school year. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism and later completed a master’s degree in corporate and organization communication at WVU.

to prevent its usage on campus to promote a healthier on-campus atmosphere. “We are hopeful that once it is announced, people will be mindful that it is in play, and that benign social interaction will help to enforce it,” he said. “I think we’d like to rely on people’s good will to do this and have people interact with one

another.” The University plans to actively promote smoking cessation opportunities, Wilson said, and the Health Sciences Center is working on a formal cessation program available to tobacco users. “At one point in my life, I smoked three packs a day.” Wilson said. “My wife and I both

quit cold turkey – it’s hard. I appreciate that. At some level, we are not asking people to quit so much as we are simply asking them not to smoke while they’re on campus.” The current version of the policy is available in the announcements section via MIX.

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Finalists emerge to redesign National Mall sites WASHINGTON (AP) — Lakeside gardens, dining rooms hovering over water, grassy new amphitheaters and underground pavilions at the foot of the Washington Monument have emerged as finalists in a design competition to overhaul neglected sites on the National Mall. Designers and architects are dreaming big for a chance to improve the place sometimes called America’s front yard. One vision calls for a garden “museum without walls” in part of the mall called Constitution Gardens. Another would “peel up” the landscape of the Washington Monument to reveal a theater and visitor amenities below ground. The Associated Press had an exclusive early look at the results of a competition conducted by the nonprofit Trust for the National Mall. The finalists’ concepts will go on display Monday through Sunday at the Smithsonian Castle and National Museum of American History. Since last September, architects and designers have been competing for the chance to make over areas near the Capitol, Washington Monument and Constitution Gardens, which was once imagined as a pastoral park near the Lincoln Memorial. It has since been left as a fetid pool with crumbling edges, surrounded by broken sidewalks. Each of the designs would bring major changes, adding amenities including food options and restrooms. “The face of the mall is going to change quite dramatically,” said Donald Stastny, an architect hired to oversee the competition. “If you’re in Constitution Gardens, it’s going to be cool, as opposed to ‘How did I end up in this place?’” The nonprofit National Mall group aims to raise $350 million to help restore the mall, beginning with one of these sites. Former first lady Laura Bush joined the fundraising effort last year, and the group committed $875,000 to the design competition. After sifting through entries from 32 teams, a jury picked four finalists for each of the three sites. Organizers are seeking public comment to help select a winner for each


This undated artist’s rendering provided by Diller Scofidio Renfro & Hood Design, shows a proposed design for Union Square, one of three overused and neglected areas of the National Mall in Washington, which architects and designers have been competing for the chance to renew. site in May. The group aims to build one of the designs, overhauling either Constitution Gardens or the Washington Monument grounds by 2016. Midway through the competition, Congress voted to remove the third site from the National Park Service’s property, citing security concerns. Union Square, which includes the Capitol Reflecting Pool and a memorial to Ulysses S. Grant, had been envisioned as a space for demonstrations or protests, but Congress placed it under control of the Architect of the Capitol and Capitol Police instead. Still, a winning design for it will be sent to congressional overseers. One option calls for a new reflecting pool that would send ripples from the House and Senate sides of Congress. On the other side, a visitor could speak through a microphone to send ripples back as a symbol of public

discourse. Caroline Cunningham, president of the Trust for the National Mall, said the group will assess the costs, the mall’s needs, donor interests and other construction plans to determine which project will go forward first. The group aims to complete fundraising for the project in 2014. For the Constitution Gardens site, the design possibilities offer significant improvements. The park with a lake framed by trees was dedicated in 1976, and a memorial was added a few years later on a small island honoring the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. The park was slated to have a restaurant, but funds ran out. In the past 30 years, the grounds grew shabby. Designers propose glass pavilions or buildings growing out of earthen berms and performance spaces and cafes. They would open up views to

the nearby Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial and link the park to one of Washington’s main boulevards nearby. “So if you’re standing in that area, you aren’t just looking at the memorial, you’re thinking about the memorial in a larger context of the city and the monuments that are around it,” said Stastny, who previously managed design selections for the Oklahoma City and Flight 93 national memorials. The designs will bring the next evolution of the mall, Stastny said, as a place that has changed significantly over the decades through war time and with the addition of new memorials. Stan Burgess, a retired architect who lives in Washington, walks the length of the mall each day for exercise and visited the Smithsonian on Monday to see the designs for a possible overhaul. The designs seem to “keep the spirit of the

place” while adding amenities and environmental awareness, he said. Constitution Gardens in particular could use “some animation,” that would come with restaurants, cafes, an ice skating rink or a basin for model boats, he said. “Of all of the areas under the aegis of the National Park Service ... it seems to me the one that’s the most neglected, Constitution Gardens,” Burgess said. “Granite curbs to the basin right now, there are five of six of them that have fallen into the water, and they’ve been that way for several years.” Still, he predicted the Washington Monument might get the most attention because it’s a signature site for the nation’s capital. The Washington Monument grounds are in better shape after recent security upgrades by the National Park Service, but a theater space has been neglected for years. There are few restrooms or food options for

millions of annual visitors. One proposal from New York-based landscape architect Diana Balmori would create a grassy bowl around an outdoor theater and add a garden roof to produce food for a restaurant below. Another design by New York-based Diller Scofidio Renfro and Hood Design would “peel up” the landscape to serve as an outdoor theater and reveal a new underground structure. Sharon Gomez of Union City, N.J., viewed the designs and said she would welcome new restaurants or performance spaces, as long as they don’t obstruct views of the memorials. However, Mingshan Zheng of Falls Church, Va., said it would be a mistake to put “too many businesses in a landmark place.” “You could have a little Starbucks, but don’t be too big,” she said. “If you add in too much, it will be not much different than any other place.”

Syria fires over borders with Lebanon, Turkey BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian forces opened fire across two tense borders Monday, killing a TV journalist in Lebanon and wounding at least six people in a refugee camp in Turkey on the eve of a deadline for a cease-fire plan that seems all but certain to fail. A witness at the Turkish camp said he saw two refugees killed, although that account could not be independently confirmed. Across Syria, activists reported particularly heavy violence with more than 125 people killed in the past two days. The Obama administration expressed outrage at the violence spilling over the frontiers, saying the Syrian government appeared to have little commitment to the peace plan that was negotiated by former U.N. chief Kofi Annan. The latest bloodshed was a sign of how easily Syria’s neighbors could be drawn into a regional conflagration as President Bashar Assad’s crackdown on a year-old uprising becomes increasingly militarized, despite desperate diplomatic efforts. Annan brokered a deal that was supposed to begin with Syria pulling its troops out of population centers by Tuesday morning, with a full cease-fire by both sides within 48 hours. But hopes for the plan collapsed after a fresh wave of violence and new demands by the regime for written guarantees that the opposition will lay down arms first. Naci Koru, Turkey’s deputy foreign minister, said Tuesday’s deadline for the withdrawal has become “void at this stage,” state-run TRT television reported. The U.N. estimates some

9,000 people have been killed in Syria since March 2011, when the uprising began with mostly peaceful protests against Assad. But a government crackdown led many Syrians take up weapons, transforming the conflict into an insurgency. On Monday, Syrian forces fired across the border into a refugee camp in Turkey, wounding at least six people, authorities said. The soldiers were believed to be firing at rebels who tried to escape to the refugee camp after ambushing a Syrian military checkpoint, killing six soldiers, according to the Britain-based activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The troops kept firing as they pursued rebels who made a run for the camp, sending bullets whizzing across the frontier, the Observatory said. Turkish authorities said four Syrians and two Turks were wounded, including a Turkish translator who had entered the camp to try to calm an antiAssad protest. But one witness, Tareq AbdulHaqq, told The Associated Press by telephone from the camp that he saw two refugees killed in front of him. He said the two were in a crowd that was shouting antiAssad slogans during a demonstration that erupted after word got through the camp that rebels had ambushed the Syrian checkpoint. “They started chanting ‘God is Great!’ and the army and the security forces targeted them,” Abdul-Haqq, 26, told The Associated Press by telephone. The Turkish Foreign Minis-

try also reported two deaths, but under different circumstances. According to the ministry, 21 wounded Syrians were brought to Turkey on Monday, but that two of them died soon after. It was not immediately possible to reconcile the two accounts. “Syrian citizens who have fled the violence by the current Syrian regime are under the full protection of Turkey,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Turkey shelters some 24,000 Syrian refugees, including hundreds of army defectors, and has floated the idea of setting up a buffer zone inside Syria if the flow of displaced people across its border becomes overwhelming. The countries share a 911-kilometer (566-mile) border, and parts of southern Turkey are informal logistics bases for rebels, who collect food and other supplies and smuggle them to comrades across the border in Syria. Monday’s shooting was believed to be the first inside Turkey, although there have been similar cross-border attacks into Lebanon. Syrian troops fired about 40

rounds across the border into northern Lebanon, killing a cameraman for Lebanon’s Al Jadeed television station, the station said. The camera crew were in Lebanese territory. Ali Shaaban, who was born in 1980, was shot through the chest as he sat in a car and died on the way to the hospital, Lebanese security officials said. “If you see the car, you would think it was in a war zone,” Shaaban’s colleague, Hussein Khreis, told the station. “It is completely destroyed from the bullets.” The station said on its website that its staff “crawled for around two hours, during which we were under constant fire from the Syrian army.” “I ask forgiveness from Ali’s family because I couldn’t do anything for him,” Khreis said in a broadcast on Al Jadeed, breaking into tears. Shaaban is at least the ninth journalist killed while covering the conflict in Syria, including award-winning French TV reporter Gilles Jacquier, photographer Remi Ochlik and Britain’s Sunday Times correspondent Marie Colvin.




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The Golden Ticket best choice for SGA The West Virginia University Student Government Association plays a vital role in the University community, acting as a liaison between students and University officials, and it connects students with local and state government. Those who want to be elected to SGA and join a great WVU tradition should have strong and honorable traits. Candidates from both The Golden Ticket and the United Party gave it their all Monday night during the debate held in the Mountainlair. But it was clear which is ready for the task of leading the WVU student body in the 2012-13 school year. After Monday night’s SGA debate, The Daily Athenaeum

will be endorsing governor candidates from both The Golden Ticket and The United Party. Current SGA Vice President Rashad Bates and Communications Director Devin Sears, both leading The Golden Ticket as the candidates for president and vice president, showed Monday night that they would be the best leaders of next year’s student government. Bates and Sears were both well-composed and offered relevant answers to questions asked by West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant and The Daily Athenaeum’s Lydia Nuzum, who hosted the debate. It was obvious that Bates has gained the necessary skills from his experience as an SGA

governor and vice president. He was calm and collected, and he answered questions with promise. Sears did a great job sending the message to voters that she was ready to support her ticket, which is aimed at creating “the most positive college experience, from athletics to academics.” Although the United Party, led by Gov. Zach Redding and Athletic Councilman Jarred Zuccari, focused on worthwhile causes, such as social justice, student behavior and health, some of their answers fell short. During the presidential debate, Redding and Zuccari set the bar low with poor introductions and failed to improve by the debate’s end.

In the end, The Golden Ticket offered feasible solutions to student issues and promoted the best reflection of the WVU student body. Board of Governors: Dillan Knox – The United Party Knox is a sophomore finance student who looks to publish all SGA accounting and financial records for students. Ryan Campione – The Golden Ticket Campione is a junior industrial engineering student and is seeking re-election for the BOG where he can create a centralized information help service for the WVU community. Joe Reidy – The United Party Reidy is a sophomore political science student who looks

to improve class scheduling. Summer Ratcliff – The Golden Ticket Ratcliff is a sophomore dual law and legal studies and political science student who hopes to improve parking and transportation. She also wants to extend late-night Mountain Line bus routes. Christopher Nyden – The Golden Ticket Nyden is a sophomore economics student whose platform is aimed toward increased college affordability. He wants the University to offer projected prices for textbooks when students schedule classes. Matthew “Dell” Dellinger – The Golden Ticket Dellinger is a dual political science and history student

who hopes to inform students of their options regarding student legal services. Athletic Council John Williams – The Golden Ticket Williams is a sophomore political science student who wants to improve the athletic event ticketing system by offering students more options of obtaining a ticket to events. WVU students should take elections seriously and vote for the candidates who best reflect the student body’s interests and those who will work diligently to improve the college experience for students. Good luck to all candidates, and may the best win.

Simplifying tax code would improve the economy doug walp columnist

With the April 17 Internal Revenue Service deadline looming, many American citizens are scrambling to complete their intricate and often confusing tax forms. It’s a process that’s so complicated in fact, that it costs United States taxpayers and businesses around 7.6 billion hours annually, according to a report by National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. But this statistic really isn’t that surprising, considering that the current U.S. tax code contains approximately 3.7 million words; however, it is rather disheartening that it’s a process that’s only becoming more complicated and elongated as time passes. For instance, there were nearly 500 additions to the tax code in 2008 alone, and Olson’s report concludes the code is actually continuing to expand by an average of more than one change per day. The complexity of the tax code has cost taxpayers more than just their valuable time as well – it’s reported that due to the immense stipulations embedded within the code, nearly 80 percent of Americans have to consult with tax professionals to correctly submit their taxes, costing them even more money to simply decipher the elaborate puzzle that is the U.S. tax code. It’s a nice sentiment to provide so many different tax incentives and stipulations to reward the more productive members of our society, but

Filling out tax forms costs U.S. taxpayers and businesses around 7.6 billion hours annually, according to a report by National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. as history as shown, the increasing complexity of the tax code has collectively hurt our nation and its citizens – not helped us. That doesn’t mean that we should eliminate all forms of incentives and tax breaks, but a complete overhaul of

the existing stipulations is necessary. Because the existing principles’ complexity has also led to rampant, widespread exploitation by those who can afford to – corporations like General Electric, which has shown that the current tax laws are too full

of these loopholes to be widely effective. Under the current system, General Electric, which reported profits of $14.2 billion, including $5.1 billion in the United States, actually claimed a tax benefit of more than $3 billion in 2010, according to a

New York Times article. So instead of paying taxes at all at a corporate tax rate of 35 percent, they nearly double their domestic profits through a tax benefit. And why wouldn’t they? I know some people like to assume it’s our moral obliga-

tion to pay our taxes, but the fact is that the way the laws exist, companies and individuals wealthy enough to similarly exploit the system are righteously entitled to paying these miniscule rates. If it was your company, would you go out of your way to cut into your profitability to pay more taxes to the government? Of course not. Why wouldn’t you take care of your employees instead of continuing to help fund an ongoing, nonsensical crusade in the Middle East? But that also brings me to another point, because strictly disagreeing with some of our government’s decisions also shouldn’t be a basis for wealthy individuals and corporations justifying their opposition to paying any taxes at all. It’s a fine line, because while I don’t think people should feel obligated to ignore the available exploitations to them, I also don’t think it’s fair that a majority of those people wealthy enough to find themselves in this position actually control the preservation of the current tax legislation. For anything to eventually be changed, we’ll need to elect representation that is more willing to find common ground, enacting some form of flat tax, with only the subtlest variations or stipulations in order to make the current taxation system more reasonable. A simpler, flatter tax with no loopholes would generate as much, if not more, tax revenue than the current system, while at the same time allowing Americans to quickly complete their own tax forms without the help of a fiscal professional every calendar year.

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Death penalty may not be as effective as life in prison danielle faipler columnist

As of right now, the death penalty in Connecticut is as good as repealed, which will make it the 17th state to do so. After a 10-hour debate, lasting until the wee hours of the morning, the Connecticut state senate passed the bill with a 2016 vote. The bill has moved to the House of Representatives, which has already proclaimed its strong support, and Governor Dannel P. Malloy has announced that he would sign the bill, once it hits his desk.


While there are still issues in the bill, if it is passed, it will be a good move for Connecticut and hopefully an influence on other states. Supporters of the bill use economic and moral reasoning for repealing the death penalty. The bill sends the message that killing to prove killing is wrong is much like cleaning up water with water. While the initial problem is not made worse, nothing is done to really clean up the mess. As of now, the 11 men currently on death row will remain subjects of the death penalty, as the bill only abolishes its use in the future. This aspect of the bill has brought up much debate as to how these men

should be treated, with critics calling the bill “half-baked.” Senator Len Suzio, R-Meriden, stated in an article for the Hartford Courant, “‘It (the bill) makes one big gaping exception for the 11 people currently on death row. If you’re going to say that taking a human life in the form of a legal execution is wrong going forward, then it’s wrong going backward.’” He makes a valid point, ultimately stating that if the bill is repealed for the future, it should be repealed for the present, and the problem at hand should be treated now, rather than later. Senator Gale Slossberg, DMilford, stated in the same article, “We cannot confront dark-

ness with darkness and expect light.’” There have only been two men executed in Connecticut, and both were executed so they could escape the tortures of life on death row. In the case of Michael Ross, executed in 2005 for the rape and murder of multiple young women, he described his time on death row as being watched by guards 24 hours per day, being tormented by fellow inmates and guards and having every shred of dignity stripped from him. To him, the death penalty was an escape from these torments, and the visions of his victims’ families that continued to haunt him 11 years af-

ter his trial. “I put up a facade of nonchalance to show that nothing was getting to me. I intentionally chatted and joked with my lawyers and with the sheriff’s deputies as if I didn’t have a care in the world, but although I tried very hard not to show it, I did see the families of my victims. And it is their faces, their pain, that haunt me today,” Ross wrote in an article for the Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty. Upon having to go through another trial, Ross did not want to open the wounds he tried to cover, so he requested the death penalty. The appeals system used in Connecticut’s death penalty

makes it difficult for someone to be executed against their will, even if they meet all of the requirements and characteristics for execution. Through Ross’ story, one can conclude that having to sit and think about one’s actions is more effective than executing someone. Killing the worst of the worst offenders eliminates them, but treating the worst offenders allows society to take the steps necessary to make changes for the better. The 11 men should sit and stew about their actions – not be given the chance to escape from them when they finally can no longer deal with the realities.

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THE LINGUISTICS SEMINAR SERIES presents a special session of Hispanic Linguistics from 4-6 p.m. in Room 105 of Woodburn Hall. For more information, visit site/wvulinguisticsseminar/ spring-2012/April-3. THE GEOLOGY COLLOQUIUM presents “Unconventional Ideas About Unconventional Reservoirs and Seals: Late Paleozoic Redbeds and Evaporites from Three Basins” Dr. Kathleen Counter Benison from Central Michigan University. The presentation takes place from 4–6 p.m. in Room 325 of Brooks Hall. For more information, call 304-293-9660 or email tim.carr@


A SENIOR SOPRANO RECITAL by Maria Fantacci takes place at 8:15 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall of the Creative Arts Center. For more information, call 304-293-4359 or email charlene.lattea@mail.


THE MOUNTAINEER HOT WHEELS CLUB meets at 7 p.m. at the Fairmont Moose Lodge. The meeting is open to the public and all are invited to attend. For more information, call 304-3633777 or email DR. LUD GUTMANN, professor of neurology, will sign copies and discuss his new book, “Richard Road: Journey from Hate” in the Health Sciences Center Commons area near the Pylons from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The memoir describes his family’s leaving Nazi Germany in 1937, buying a farm in New Jersey, and becoming Americans.


THE GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM presents “Political Geographies of Violence or Violent Political Geographies? The State of Migration on Islands” by Dr. Alison Mountz from Syracuse University. The presentation takes place from 2-5 p.m. in Room 325 of Brooks Hall. For more information, call 304-293-0384 or email brenden. A DOCTORAL CHAMBER PIANO RECITAL by Sheila Barnhart takes place at 6 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall of the Creative Arts Center. For more information, call 304-2934359 or email charlene.lattea@ A DOCTORAL VIOLIN RECITAL by Genaro Medina takes place at 8:15 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall of the Creative Arts Center. For more information, call 304-293-4359 or email charlene.lattea@mail.


THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION meets at 8:30 p.m. at the International House at 544 Spruce St. For more information, call 304-777-7709. MOUNTAINEERS FOR CHRIST, a Christian student organization, hosts free supper and Bible study at its Christian Student Center. Supper is at 8:15 p.m., and Bible study begins at 9 p.m. All students are welcome. For more information, call 304-5996151 or visit SIERRA STUDENT COALITION meets at 7 p.m. in the Blackwater Room of the Mountainlair. The group is a grassroots environmental organization striving for tangible change in our campus and community. For more information, email hlargen@

all pertinent information, including the dates the announcement is to run. Due to space limitations, announcements will only run one day unless otherwise requested. All nonUniversity related events must have free admission to be included in the calendar. If a group has regularly scheduled meetings, it should submit all ECUMENICAL BIBLE STUDY AND CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING is held at 7 p.m. at the Potters Cellar of Newman Hall. All are welcome. For more information, call 304-288-0817 or 304-879-5752. MCM is hosted at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Center at 293 Willey St. All are welcome. BCM meets at 8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on High Street. THE CARRUTH CENTER offers a grief support group for students struggling from a significant personal loss from 5:30-7 p.m. on the third floor of the Student Services Building. AMIZADE has representatives in the commons area of the Mountainlair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to answer questions for those interested in studying abroad. WVU WOMEN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE meets from 10 p.m.-midnight at the Shell Building. No experience is necessary. For more information, email Sarah Lemanski at BRING YOUR OWN BIBLE STUDY AND PIZZA NIGHT is at 6 p.m. in Newman Hall. THE WVU SWING DANCE CLUB meets at 9 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A of the Student Recreation Center. No partner needed. Advanced and beginners are welcome. 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 www.well. 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 walkin clinic is offered weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Services include educational, career, individual, couples and group counseling. Please visit to find out more information. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN needs volunteers. WIC provides education, supplemental foods and immunizations for pregnant women and children under five years of age. This is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. For more information, call 304-598-5180 or 304-598-5185. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a United Way agency, is looking for volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-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 rfh@

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LITERACY VOLUNTEERS is seeking volunteers for one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and English as a second language. Volunteer tutors will complete tutor training, meet weekly with their adult learners, report volunteer hours quarterly, attend at least two in-service trainings per year and help with one fundraising event. For more information, call 304-296-3400 or email trella. 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 THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE meets on the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon at Hatfields in the Mountainlair. All students and faculty are invited. For more information, email amy.keesee@mail.wvu. edu. THE CHEMISTRY LEARNING CENTER, located on the ground floor of the Chemistry Research Laboratories, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. FREE STUDENT SUCCESS SUPPORT, presented by the WVU Office of Retention and Research, helps students improve on time management, note taking reading and study skills as well as get help with the transition to WVU. Free drop-in tutoring is also available every night of the week in different locations. For more information, visit or call 304-293-5811. THE M-TOWN MPOWERMENT PROJECT, a community-building program run by and geared toward young gay or bisexual men 18 to 29, is creating an environment in the Morgantown community where young men can feel empowered to make a difference in their lives. MPowerment also focuses on HIV and STD prevention education. For more information, call 304-319-1803. COMMUNITY NEWCOMERS CLUB is a group organized to allow new residents of the Morgantown area an opportunity to gather socially and assimilate into their new home community. For more information, visit NEW SPRING SEMESTER GROUP THERAPY OPPORTUNITIES are available for free at the Carruth Center. The groups include Understanding Self and Others, A Place for You, Sexual Assault Survivors Group, Social Anxiety Group and Solution Focused Therapy Group. For more information, call 304-293-4431 or email 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 will want to strengthen your communication, as you might experience a difficulty in being heard. Others are often preoccupied. Updating your style and learning a tip or two can never hurt. Others will be receptive to you. If you are single, you go after an exotic type. You crave learning, understanding different cultures and bridging barriers. If you are attached, you could become an armchair traveler. Your significant other will become more and more interested in your mental process. SAGITTARIUS makes you laugh and helps you see the big picture. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Rethink your stance with a community- or work-related matter. You might see a situation as one that takes away from your power base. Stop. The only power you have is over yourself. Now take another look at the situation. Has it changed? Tonight: Let your imagination decide. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHH Success follows individual conversations, when others grasp what you are thinking. You could be overwhelmed by what is dropped on your plate. Ask others why they think you should honor their requests. Be flattered that you are so desirable and/or needed. Tonight: Dinner for two. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH Others often test your patience and flood you with their ideas. It will serve you to lis-

ten well right now, as someone drops a nugget of wisdom that could impact you and your choices. Tonight: Go with the moment. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHH Someone who is a key player in your actions and thoughts could do a total reversal out of the blue. As a result, you might need to take on more responsibility than you want. Tonight: Off to the gym. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Your sense of humor kicks in when you need it. A change involving your schedule and daily life could be frustrating. You still are committed to follow that path. Your playful manner allows you to go in a new direction. Tonight: Fun and playful. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHHH A loved one or potential new love could be turning your life upside down. Clearly you have no choice, at least in your mind. A key person could make a decision that you feel is yours. You might not even have a chance to verbalize what you are thinking. Tonight: At home. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH You could be profoundly thrown off by events. Fighting city hall could be futile. Adjust to a present situation, and look to more positive interactions. A good friend or partner eases your path. Express your gratitude. Tonight: Chat the night away. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHH Your words easily could be misunderstood and vice versa. Rather than taking a comment personally, give the situation some space. You might discover that the other party

meant something totally different than you thought. Tonight: Buy that item you have been eyeing. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH You are strong and full of energy. Know that you can deal with what comes down your path; expect a surprise or two. A sense of understanding occurs between you and someone else. Tonight: Download music or go somewhere you can enjoy the tunes. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHH You finally decide to take action. You believe you need a change. What you are responding to is an inner transformation, and you want your outside world to reflect that change. You are more in tune with yourself and also those around you. Tonight: Be easy on yourself. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH Zero in on what is going on with a friend. You might be more concerned than you need to be. Loosen up and work with this person without revealing all the potential negatives you see. Tonight: Not alone. Anything else works. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHH Stay on top of a situation at work or within your family circle. You can no longer put a matter on the back burner if you want a certain outcome. Loosen up with a friend who seems very erratic at the moment. Tonight: A must appearance. BORN TODAY Actress Mandy Moore (1984), actor Steven Seagal (1952), actor Omar Sharif (1932)


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WVU performs well at Stanford Invitational by amit batra sports writer

With success early in the outdoor season, the West Virginia track and field team tried to fare with some of the best competition in the nation during the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. this weekend. Four Mountaineers were set to compete at Stanford. Jordan Hamric was set to compete at the 3,000-meter steeplechase for the first time this season. Big East qualifier Stephanie Caruso was set to compete in the 10,000-meter run for the first time of the outdoor season. Both Jessica O’Connell and Stephanie Aldea were set for the 1,500-meter run. In the 3,000-meter steeplechase competition, Hamric finished 15th with a 10:47.05 mark. The junior had her personal best time. Her previous best time was 10:55.08. With her time, Hamric met the Big East qualifying mark of 11:10.24 for her second career trip to the outdoor league championships next month. In the 1,500-meter run, Aldea came in 11th with a 4:39.81 time. With that time, Aldea was just shy of her personal best time of 4:33.44 that she set in 2011. “It was a good opener for both girls,” said coach Sean Cleary. “That is a huge lifetime best for Jordan. I expect to see both improve significantly over the next few weeks.” Seniors O’Connell and Caruso competed late Friday


Continued from page 8 “I was just looking for a pitch to hit hard,” Frazer said. Frazer indeed got what he was looking for on the very first pitch of the at-bat, stroking a thunderous walk-off home run well over the right-field wall to win the game and the series for West Virginia. “I was actually taking off my jacket and putting my glove up,”


Continued from page 8 We’re doing something right up front from a blocking standpoint.” In Sunday’s scrimmage, the defense had to deal with the up-tempo nature of the Moun-

Tuesday April 10, 2012

Saturday’s win makes up for WVU’s ‘embarrassing’ loss Friday

evening. Both athletes finished with league-qualifying times. O’Connell competed in section two of the 1,500-meter run with a second place finish, qualifying for the Big East Outdoor Championships with a time of 4:30.91, clearing the 4:38.44 requirement. She finished a half-second behind Boston College winner Caroline King. “This has been a long but successful road back from a nagging injury Jessica sustained last year,” Cleary said. “We are very excited to have her rounding back into the shape that saw her win the Big East Conference championship 3,000-meter last winer.” Caruso met the Big East Conference qualification with a 37:03.74 time in the 10,000-meter run as she placed 30th in section two of the event. The qualification was 35:05.60. More impressively, it was her first career 10,000-meter run. “Caruso ran the race of her life to run into the NCAA Championships,” Cleary said. “She was amazing tonight. She had to go through the 5,000-meter mark in a lifetime best in order to be with the field. “We had a very successful trip out West and I’m proud of the group we took. The trip paid off in a big way.” The Mountaineers return to compete in the Jesse Owens Track Classic in Columbus, Ohio next weekend.

by alex sims sports writer

Friday night was called an “embarrassment,” but Saturday afternoon was a different story. West Virginia’s three-game series against Villanova began Thursday evening with a 7-6 comeback victory after a pinch-hit sacrifice fly from freshman Pen Nakazato drove in the winning run. The next day things took a sharp turn in the favor of the Wildcats who erupted for 17 runs in the fifth inning to down WVU 26-11. “Yesterday was embarrassing on every aspect any baseball player could probably ever feel,” said redshirt sophomore left fielder Matt Frazer following Saturday’s game. “Last night was a real eye opener and an embarrassment to us, and we had something to prove today.” On a sunny Saturday afternoon with a coveted Big East Conference series victory on the line, the Mountaineers proved something. “Our guys were really resilient to be able to clear their heads in a short night to be able get back in here and start over. That says a lot about the character of our team,” said West Virginia head coach Greg Van Zant. “Everybody contributed. You couldn’t be more proud of these guys to bounce back after getting embarrassed last night.” WVU had to overcome another rough fifth inning to

Harlow, who picked up the win, said. “And I just turned around and heard the ‘ping’ and our dugout just went crazy.” “Just trying to put a good swing on it,” Frazer said after the game. “I wasn’t thinking about trying to end the game. Obviously it’s in your mind before you swing, but I was just trying to get a good pitch and put a good swing on it.” Frazer’s performance over the weekend even helped earn him honors as the Big East’s

conference player of the week. The redshirt sophomore picked up five hits, including two homeruns, while driving in five against Villanova. “Our guys are really resilient,” said West Virginia head coach Greg Van Zant. “To be able to clear their heads after a short night and get back in here and start over. That says a lot about the character of our team.”

taineer offense. They struggled at times, allowing the offense to score every time it was in the red zone, but Holgorsen seemed pleased overall with how the defense looked. “I don’t tempo our guys in a normal team situation but in the scrimmages I do. There were times where we were go-

ing a lot faster – as we would in a real game,” Holgorsen said. “They did a great job of communicating and getting lined up. They didn’t stop us and tackle us as well as we would like them to, but that will come.”

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show its resilience, as Villanova put up four runs after three walks from sophomore starter Marshall Thompson. Thompson had a solid outing otherwise, earning the nodecision while allowing only one run off two hits outside of the fifth inning. “Marshall did a good job but he got a little bit passive in the one inning,” Van Zant said. “Josh Harlow is the story of the day – he came in there and pitched great. He deserved to get the win because he didn’t walk anybody. That’s what we need out of our bullpen.” Harlow set up the comeback victory by pitching a nearly flawless four innings allowing zero runs on zero hits, only allowing one runner reach base; on a sacrifice bunt in the seventh inning. Thompson’s fifth run allowed came while Harlow was on in relief during the seventh, but WVU chipped away to earn the win. “It’s hard for a team to come back from that, but our guys are relentless but we came in, put it behind us, left it in the past where it belongs and came out and gutted it out today,” Frazer said. “Our mentality is ‘never give up.’ It doesn’t matter how many runs you get down, you can never give up.” Frazer and the offense never gave up and they credit the excellent performances on the mound by Thompson and Harlow. “Our pitcher really stepped up big today,” said sophomore first baseman Ryan McBroom.


Continued from page 8 sidelines, while Huggins dons his finest sweat suit. When they speak, Huggins is much more subdued than Calipari. But they aren’t that different at all. They both grew up with a rich background in basketball. They’re gym rats and, because of that, have been able to become two of the most successful coaches in college basketball. “Cal and I both have strong ties with the past,” Huggins said. “We went to dinner with (former UNLV head coach Jerry Tarkanian) last summer in Vegas. We both appreciate, and kind of relish, being able to spend time with guys like Larry Brown, Tark and the late Charlie Spoonhour. “We appreciate the past and what the people before us did.”

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Sophomore pitcher Josh Harlow threw four hitless innings in Saturday’s win over Villanova. “When you pound the zone and throw strikes, good things happen. When you minimize the walks and free bases and just throw strikes and let the hitters hit, most of the time the defense will make plays for you and that’s what we did today.” In the end, the hitters hit. WVU fought back to chip away at the deficit after the four-run fifth, as junior outfielder Brady Wilson and junior third baseman Nate Antone scored in the fifth and sixth to tie the game. The Wildcats regained the lead in the top of the seventh but in the bottom half, the Mountaineers answered back. Freshman center fielder Bobby Boyd was hit by a pitch to start the rally, then advanced to second on a McBroom sacrifice bunt. Next, Boyd took advantage of a Villanova pitching change by stealing third base on a slow-delivering left-hander.

This set up a game-tying sacrifice fly by Frazer. And Frazer wasn’t done. After a total of only two hits in the last four and a half innings from both squads, he added a third. Frazer sent the first pitch of the bottom of the tenth soaring over the right field fence, nearly into the men’s soccer practice facility, to give WVU the walk-off Big East series win. “Not a better feeling than that,” he said. “We really needed to get a win in this series after yesterday. After we got down in the fifth inning, we stuck it out, gutted it out and got hits when we needed it and scored the runs and got the W.” The gutty performance gave West Virginia its third Big East win of the year, moving it into a tie for eighth in the conference standings with Villanova and Georgetown.

They’re both misunderstood. Huggins is often criticized for hid DUI received in 2004 and for not graduating players at Cincinnati, which has changed a lot during his time at West Virginia. Calipari has gained a negative reputation because of the violations his programs at Massachusetts and Memphis received that resulted in his first two Final Four appearances being vacated – although he was never implicated by the NCAA in the incidents. Always one of the most tireless recruiters in the nation, Calipari has routinely brought in some of the nation’s best recruiting classes during his time at Memphis and Kentucky. For that, people have discredited his coaching ability – saying it’s the talented players, not the coach, who is leading the teams to victory. “The people who say that have a very poor sense of history and obviously have never

tried to coach,” Huggins said. “When Cal went to UMass, they were just absolutely miserable. What he did there was incredible. Then he went to Memphis and did an unbelievable job there. “And he coached his butt off at both of those places.” This year’s Kentucky team could easily lose its top six players to the NBA draft, including five that are either freshmen or sophomores. While a lot of coaches would shudder at the thought of losing that much talent at the same time, Calipari embraces it. “What I’m hoping is there’s six first-rounders on this team,” he said after the national championship game. “We were the first program to have five (in 2010), let’s have six. That’s why I’ve got to go recruiting on Friday.” The unique thing, Huggins said, about all the talent that Cal has been able to assemble in his short time at Kentucky is that he’s finding a way to get them to play together. “He’s gone to Kentucky and is getting guys that pretty much all think they’re one-and-done. And they legitimately are,” Huggins said. “To get those guys to play together, to play unselfish, to care about each other, to actually guard. It’s remarkable.” The two friends talked the day before Kentucky won its eighth championship. While Huggins admitted that it’s hard to treat a game on the big stage such as the Final Four like any other in which you’ve played, he said Calipari wasn’t nervous. “Honestly, it’s not any different once you get into that tournament. It’s one loss and you’re done. You really shouldn’t change from the first game to the last,” Huggins said. “He wasn’t nervous ... I don’t think he’s ever like that.”


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WVU finishes fifth in region by sebouh majarian sports writer

The West Virginia tennis team lost 5-2 to Cal University of Pennsylvania this weekend.

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West Virginia falls in final home match of season by robert kreis sports writer

On the day the West Virginia women’s tennis team honored its seniors during the final home match of the season, senior Catie Wickline earned her first victory of the year in the 5-2 win over California University of Pennsylvania Saturday. “(Catie’s win) is awesome; it is well deserved and it is overdue,” said head coach Tina Samara. “She deserves it. Consistently, she probably works the hardest on this team on a day-to-day basis.” Wickline battled Franziska Steinhardt out of California on the number five singles court. Wickline won the first set in commanding fashion 6-1. After being dominated in the first, Steinhardt blanked the WVU senior 6-0 in the second set. In the final set, both Wickline and Steinhardt battled back and forth, before Wickline won the rubber match 7-5 in a tiebreaker. “We wonder, if we’d had (Wickline) for four years, how


much better would she have gotten because in one year she has improved a ton,” Samara said. “I’m just glad (Wickline) will now be able to look back and have a really nice memory of her last home match and hopefully she wins a couple more here before we’re done.” The only other Mountaineer senior, Veronica Cardenas, lost to a tough opponent, California’s Jade Pondicas 6-2, 6-1 on the number three singles court. Cardenas was, however, able to earn a victory on the number two doubles court. Cardenas teamed up with junior Emily Mathis to defeat California’s Annabel Pieschl and Pondicas 8-4. After conceding the number three doubles match, West Virginia could not earn the doubles point after freshman Ikktesh Cahal and sophomore Mary Chupa lost the number one singles match 8-4. “For our situation, winning the (doubles point) matters a lot more than usual,” Samara said. “It is the point that we

should be capable of winning a lot and we certainly were (capable) on Saturday.” Cahal was the only other Mountaineer to record a point in Saturday’s match. On the number four singles court, Cahal took care of Anastassiya Zherdeva out of California. After being blown out in the first set 1-6, Cahal charged back to beat Zherdeva 6-2, 6-2 in the remaining sets. It has been a bumpy season for the freshman Chandigarh, India, native but Saturdays win gives Cahal her fifth win in the last seven matches since moving from three singles to four singles. “(Cahal) is very talented,” Samara said. “Obviously we’re glad she got the win – we could say she is doing better, she is winning more but there is a ton more she needs to improve upon and the good news is there is a ton more she can improve. “She is winning a fair amount and there is a lot more she can get better at.”

With the departure of nine gymnasts and the impending arrival of eight newcomers, there were doubts whether the West Virginia gymnastics team could compete right away, as the team was picked to finish third in the league’s preseason coaches’ poll. The Mountaineers (21-5, 12-1 EAGL), who played the role of underdog almost all season, finished the 2012 campaign fifth in the Auburn region of the NCAA Regional Championships. The team scored a 195.9, which marks the team’s second-best score this season and the highest point total at a regional championship in program history. The team placed fourth in all four events two weeks after they scored a seasonhigh 196.475, while winning a league-best seventh Eastern Atlantic Gymnastics League title – the first since 2008. “I told them no matter how everything fell into place, we set out this year with the goal of achieving competitive greatness with our pyramid of success, and we achieved it,” said head coach Jason Butts. “I told them we’ve done things this year that not only were people not expecting us to do but things we haven’t done and it’s a tremendous step to get this program back on the national stage.” EAGL Gymnast of the Year Hope Sloanhoffer tied for sixth in the all-around with a 39.325 showing. The Cornwall, N.Y., native fell just .05 points short of qualifying for her first appearance at nationals. “Before (Sloanhoffer’s) career is done she needs to be on the national stage because she deserves to be there,” Butts said. “I feel bad that she missed it by such a narrow margin, but at the same time her focus is so much on the team and not on herself that she’s not going to miss a beat. She’s already getting ready for next year.” No. 6 Georgia (197.1) and No. 7 Oregon State (196.45)

took the top two spots, automatically qualifying them for the NCAA Championships April 20-22 in Duluth, Ga. Also placing ahead of WVU was No. 21 Michigan (196.325) and No. 18 Auburn (196.1), while Michigan State finished last with a 194.05. West Virginia opened the meet on beam hitting five of six routines on the way to a 48.825 score. Sloanhoffer led the team, scoring a 9.85 with her routine and finishing tied for third. Kaylyn Millick trailed Sloanhoffer, receiving a 9.8 from the judges while sophomore Erica Smith had a careerbest 9.75. The Mountaineers had a score of 97.775 after two events and through three rotations. Georgia (98.4) led the way followed by Michigan (98.35), Oregon State (98.2) and Auburn (97.875) while Michigan State (96.825) trailed in last. The team scored a 48.95 on the floor exercise led by Sloanhoffer’s 9.825 performance which landed her a 13th place finish. Also turning in great performances were Alaska Richardson and Tina Maloney who each scored a 9.8 while Millick and sophomore Makenzie Bristol received a 9.775. Dayah Haley led on vault for WVU, tallying a careerhigh 9.8. With two more careerhighs and another season-high score the team accumulated a score of 49.2, their second best mark of the season. Sloanhoffer and Chelsea Goldschrafe tied for 10th place with Goldschrafe matching her personal-best as each scored a 9.85 on vault. For the fourth time this season Richardson scored a 9.875, earning her an eighth place finish. West Virginia wrapped up the season on the bars where they scored a 48.925. Millick led the team with a score of 9.85 and was followed by Smith’s 9.825 and Sloanhoffer’s 9.8 mark. Maloney and Nicole Roach, the team’s only seniors competed in their final meet as Mountaineers with Roach re-

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EAGL Gymnast of the Year Hope Sloanhoffer and the WVU gymnastics team scored its best regional score in program history this weekend. ceiving a 9.75 on bars and Maloney scoring a 9.8 on floor, 9.775 on vault and a 9.7 on bars. “I looked at the whole team and said this is not the end of the road. The road to nationals next year starts right now and I looked at Tina and Nicole and said this is not the end of the road for you because you will always be Mountaineers,” Butts said. Millick picked quite the stage to turn in her most memorable performance as a Mountaineer scoring careerhighs in the all-around and on vault. The Washington, Pa., native vaulted a 9.825 and finished 10th in the all-around with a final score of 39.225. Though they fell short of their ultimate goal of reaching nationals, the team still has a bright future with Sloanhoffer leading the way alongside the 15 gymnasts who are expected to return. “I was thrilled with their performance and yeah, it would have been great to go to nationals, but to end the season on such a high note and in an environment with so many competitive teams and to know that we hung in there with them right till the very end when people didn’t expect that out of us is huge for us,” Butts said.



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in the first inning. But the fifth inning again proved to be trouble for the Mountaineers, as Villanova capitalized on more defensive miscues to take a 4-2 lead. West Virginia eventually tied it again at four all, and the teams traded runs again to get it to 5-5 after seven innings. But neither team could score again before the end of regulation, and the game went into extra innings. After Harlow held Villanova’s offense at bay yet again in the tenth, Frazer stepped up to the plate as WVU’s first batter in the bottom half.

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Frazer’s walk-off home run gives Mountaineers series win over Villanova sports writer

After starting out just 1-5 in conference play, the West Virginia baseball team took two out of three games from Villanova over the weekend at Hawley Field for their first Big East series win of the season. The Mountaineers sandwiched two impressive come from behind wins around one humiliating defeat that both the coaches and players deemed humbling and embarrassing. “It was huge,” said West Virginia left fielder Matt Frazer after the series win. “We stuck it out, gutted it out, got the hits when we needed it and scored

the runs to win.” The Mountaineers kicked off the series opener against Villanova on Thursday evening, but quickly fell behind 5-0 in the early stages of the game. But a resilient West Virginia team battled back, slowly chipping away over the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to grab a 6-5 lead heading into the seventh. Villanova tied the game at 6-6 in the top half of the seventh, but the Mountaineers responded right back in the bottom half when true freshman Pen Nakazato plated Ryan McBroom via a sacrifice fly. Josh Harlow pitched a flawless eighth inning, and closer Ryan Tezak closed out the Wild-

cats in the ninth, earning his sixth save of the year. WVU starter Corey Walter allowed six earned runs on 10 hits, but settled down after struggling early to earn his third win, moving him to 3-3 on the year. Brady Wilson led West Virginia offensively in the series opener, going 3-for-5 on the day with an RBI and a stolen base. The Mountaineers were unable to capitalize on their momentum from the comeback win in the first game however, as they were manhandled in the second game of the series Friday, losing by a score of 26-11. “I was in awe, honestly” Har-

low said. “It was just an eyeopener for everybody.” Five West Virginia errors compounded the 17 hits for Villanova to give the Wildcats their 26 total runs, including a 17-run fifth inning. “It was just embarrassing,” Frazer said. “On every aspect that any baseball player could probably ever feel.” Zach Bargeron (0-1) took the loss for West Virgina in his first start of the season. He allowed five runs on five hits while walking two and striking out three. After the humbling loss Friday evening, West Virginia answered by striking first in the series finale on Saturday afternoon, putting across two runs

Huggins happy to see friend win first title Over the course of his career, Bob Huggins has made a lot of friends, but not many of those relationships go back as far as the one West Virginia’s head coach has with Kentucky head coach John Calipari. The two got to know each other through Huggins’ teammate at WVU, Joe Fryz – who played high school basketball with Calipari. The two stayed friends during Calipari’s time as an assistant at Kansas and Pittsburgh. Once Calipari took his first head-coaching job at Massachusetts, a unique rivalry was born. They’ve competed head-tohead for 20 years now as head coaches, chasing the ultimate goal of getting to cut down the nets at the end of the season. Huggins has made it to two Final Fours – including one in 2010 to which he had to beat one of Cal’s best teams to get – but hasn’t been able to make it to the title game yet. Calipari, on the other hand, has made four trips to the Final Four with three different teams during that time. His fourth trip ended with the Kentucky coach holding that coveted national championship trophy after a 67-59 win over Kansas. You better believe Huggins was watching his friend. “I enjoyed it very much,” Huggins said. “(Kansas head coach) Bill Self’s a friend too, but Bill and I don’t go back nearly as far as Cal and I.” The two might seem different on the surface. Most think of Calipari in one of his finest suits on the

Redshirt sophomore Matt Frazer hit a walk-off home run to give West Virginia a win in extra innings Saturday over Villanova in Big East Conference play.

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WVU completes first scrimmage by michael carvelli sports editor

For the first time this spring, the West Virginia offense lined up against the defense in its first true scrimmage of the year. After eight practices, the 72-play scrimmage gave head coach Dana Holgorsen and the rest of the Mountaineer coaching staff a chance to see how much progress the Mountaineers have made. “Watching those guys compete is something that has to exist in order to have any chance of getting better,” Holgorsen said. “Who wins and who loses isn’t necessarily the point. It’s not a competition. Make yourself better, make your unit better, make your team better.” Holgorsen said that both sides of the ball impressed Sunday. At the beginning of the scrimmage, the offense came out firing. WVU kicked the scrimmage off by driving down the field to score on a Shawne Alston

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Head coach Dana Holgorsen was pleased following the West Virginia football team’s first scrimmage of the spring Sunday. touchdown run after just five plays. The passing game didn’t waste any time during the first drive to make something happen. Backed up on his own 2-yard line, senior quarterback Geno Smith found senior inside receiver Tavon Austin on a short crossing route that Austin went


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on to take 55 yards. “He has played a lot of football,” Holgorsen said. “Year two in this offense makes our job easier, and he doesn’t need to think too much about what the other 10 guys are doing. He needs to worry about what he is doing first and foremost. “From an experience standpoint – the whole coach on the field thing – he knows where everybody is and everybody is on the same page and the timing being good is important.” Smith got one of his biggest weapons back Sunday in the form of junior wide receiver Ivan McCartney. McCartney had missed all of the spring season up to this point with a hamstring injury but returned Sunday in full pads. Holgorsen said he is still limited to how much he’s able to do. He caught 49 passes for 585 yards and three touchdowns last season. Holgorsen said he was impressed with the way the running game played in the scrimmage. With sophomore Dustin Garrison out with a knee injury, most of the load this spring has been carried by senior Shawne Alston and sophomore Andrew Buie. “The running game offensively was good,” Holgorsen said. “Shawne Alston looked as good as I have ever seen him, he’s hard to tackle. He looks good. “Andrew Buie runs hard.

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Tuesday April 10, 2012


A perfect reunion for ‘American Pie’s’ return to the silver screen

Stifler, Jim and other members of the ‘American Reunion ‘cast toast to their high school reunion.

by john terry managing editor

I was skeptical as I walked into the movie theater Friday night. “American Reunion” had the calling cards of a forced continuation of a series that had already gone on for far too long. But I was wrong – for the most part. The group of Jim (Ja-

son Biggs), Oz (Chris Klein), Finch (Eddie Kay Thomas), Stifler (Seann William Scott) and Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) gather back in East Great Falls, Michigan, for their 13th high school reunion, but it turns into a weekend of high school shenanigans. A lot has changed since we last watched these characters in “American Pie.” Jim is now married to Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) and they have a two-year-old boy. Kevin has turned into the househusband to his very attractive

wife. Oz is a sports anchor with a wife who is a bit too adventurous for him. And Finch has turned into a mysterious world traveler. And Stifler, still high school at heart, works as an intern in a law office. The group not only returns to their small Michigan town for the reunion, but all of them are carrying different issues with their relationships. Jim isn’t happy with his sex life and it seems that Oz and Kevin aren’t completely smitten with their significant

others. The movie makes references to its prequels several times. Whether it be the YouTube video of Jim Levenstein, or the appearances of Tara Reid and Mena Suvari (the romantic interests of Kevin and Oz) the connections between “American Pie” and “American Reunion” are evident. The most clear connection is the behavior of the crew specifically Stifler. The four who have moved on with their lives want to

have a good time without causing a commotion. Stifler, however, still wants to have fun, just like in high school. An innocent day on the beach turns into day of pranks and parties with high school students. The group decides to go check out a former spot where they used to hang out, but instead run into the current East Great Falls High School students. Many laughs later, Jim (now married) ends up in the bedroom of a high school girl.

The laughs keep on coming and, at some points, it’s painful to watch because of the hilarity. The ending is corny, but the 50 minute stretch of constant laughter preceding makes it worth it. Just remember, when the credits start rolling, you might want to stay in your seat for just a few more minutes.


‘The Visit’ challenges what a town would do for a billion dollars by Noelle Harris A&E Writer

“The Visit” will be making its debut performance in the Gladys G. Davis Theatre at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center Friday, Saturday and April 17-21 at 7:30 p.m. “The Visit” focuses on one particular visit made by Madame Zachanassian, a famous billionaire. She returns to her hometown of Guellen, which is now in shambles and poverty. She offers to save the town on one condition, the townspeople must kill the love who did her wrong so many years ago. Is the money worth the price of a life, though? The play addresses issues of morality and human nature. It is part cautionary tale and part fable. Aside from the intriguing plot, “The Visit” also offers excellent craftsmanship in its costumes and masks.

Jalyn Riggleman, a theatre student, has been working on masks since February and has spent three days per week, at around seven hours at a time, working on them. “I’m really excited to see the masks on stage with the lights and the costumes,” Riggleman said. WVU will host a guest director for the production. Victor Maog is a New York City-based stage director and educator. “Maog is a very big influence in the Asian-American directing community,” Riggleman said. “He’s very popular and has worked on a lot of different shows across different genres.” Maog has worked at the New York Shakespeare Festival and Public Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Hartford Stage, Ma-Yi Theatre Company, Intar and many others. The production of “The

Visit” will feature the work of many WVU students and faculty. There will be matinee performances Sunday and April 22 at 2 p.m. The April 22 performance will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. Tickets for “The Visit” are available at, the CAC or Mountainlair Box Offices or by calling 304-293-SHOW. Tickets cost $20 for the general public, $18 for WVU faculty and staff and senior citizens and $15 for students. There is a group rate of $10 per ticket for groups of 10 or more. For more information on this production of “The Visit,” please call 304-2932020 or email theatre@mail. For more information on upcoming events at the CAC, visit daa&

Greg Holt and Audrey Ahern in The Visit. The play opens Saturday at the Creative Arts Center.


The Rolling Stones to prepare for 50th anniversary this month

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood holds up one of his works of art during a news conference unveiling his new art exhibit ‘Faces, Time and Places.’


NEW YORK (AP) — Ronnie Wood says the Rolling Stones will meet in a recording studio later this month “to just throw some ideas around.” The guitarist for the legendary rock group said Monday that he and the band just want “to get the feel again.” He also added that the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary is like training for something big. “It’s like working out for the Olympics or something,” Wood said. “You’ve got to go into training. So we’re going to go into training.” Wood made the comments Monday in an interview following a press conference for his exhibition, “Faces, Time and Places,” which features his own paintings. It includes pieces of him and his band mates, as well as Muhammad Ali and Al Pacino. Wood, who said he first started painting at age 3, enjoys doing it because it’s a reflection of his own ideas, unlike music, which he calls “a group effort.” The exhibit launched Monday and will close June

30. Wood’s week will get busier when he is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday as a member of The Faces, along with Rod Stewart. It will be the second induction for the 64-year-old Wood. The Rolling Stones were inducted in 1989. He’ll also perform a solo show at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, N.J., on April 21. When asked what fans should expect, he said: “Lots of surprises because I’m going to surprise myself. I don’t know what the hell is coming next. The whole set list is going to be made up. I’m making it up every day now.” Wood says he would love go on a solo tour “if I had enough time, but I have too many commitments.” He also talked about possibly recording another solo album. “Lots of people don’t know I’ve made seven, `cause most of my albums escape; they’re not released,” he said, laughing. “Keith (Richards) says they all skyrocket to oblivion.”



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Palin helps ‘Today’ repel the Couric challenge NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin is largely responsible for the “Today” show repelling the Katie Couric challenge. The Nielsen ratings company said Monday that NBC’s morning show beat ABC’s “Good Morning America” by a margin of 210,000 viewers in the ratings last week. That’s one week after the gap between the two shows shrank to 119,000, the smallest in seven years. The rise of “Good Morning America” this spring has threatened one of television’s longest-running streaks: “Today” has not lost a week in the ratings since December 1995. That’s a major point of pride at NBC and important financially, since millions of dollars in advertising could be at stake if there’s a changing of the guard in the morning. Smelling a victory, ABC brought former “Today” anchor Couric in as a guest host last week for vacationing Robin Roberts. “Today” countered by bringing in Palin, a former Alaska governor and U.S. vice presidential candidate, as a guest host on Tuesday, and it had host Matt Lauer announce Friday that he was signing a new contract. Palin holds a grudge against Couric for an interview that didn’t go well during the 2008 presidential race and, by one measure, she achieved some revenge last week.




Sarah Palin is largely responsible for the ‘Today’ show repelling the Katie Couric challenge. Two weeks ago, “GMA” had 5.16 million viewers on Tuesday compared to the 5.06 million for “Today,” Nielsen said. But with Palin, the “To-

day” viewership last Tuesday jumped to 5.5 million. “GMA” that day had 5.14 million viewers. That increase of 441,000

viewers from one Tuesday to the next enabled “Today” to increase its margin of victory for the week and keep the winning streak intact.

into the 21st century” the style carried on by the prestigious house since its creation in 1946. “I am thrilled to join this great house ...,” the statement quoted Simons as saying. “The house of Dior is the symbol of absolute elegance.” How Simons will translate his own vision for Dior will doubtless be the top question at the Paris show in July. His palette has produced both minimalist and maxed-out colors on precision designs. Simons has had a quirky career. After moving from furniture to menswear in 1995, he then took a sabbatical and ended up as a professor of the fashion department at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, from 2000 until 2005. His menswear label mixed a rebellious touch with precision. “The most important message Raf wants to communicate is: pride in individuality,” his official CV says. Simons was clearly preparing for his Dior moment with his February shows in Paris then Milan - his last for Jil Sander. At his Milan finale, he shed tears and took a second curtain call after ovations and a spontaneous invasion of the runway. Fashionistas will clearly be glad to have him back, this

time at a house with deep roots in a venerable fashion institution. After its founding in 1946, Dior presented its first collection a year later. Today, Dior is one of the world’s top fashion houses, producing finely crafted couture to widely available cosmetics. The interim design leadership at Dior came from Bill Gaytten and was safe and serviceable, but likely not enough to sustain Dior’s buzz and prestige. With the announcement, Dior can close for good the painful chapter of the Galliano affair. Galliano was convicted in September of “public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity” but not given a prison term or forced to pay a fine, imposed but suspended. At the trial, the once prideful designer humbly explained he had a “triple addiction” - to alcohol, barbiturates and sleeping pills - and said he recalled nothing. He said he was sorry for “the sadness that this whole affair has caused.” In testimony before the court in proceedings in June, Galliano said he didn’t recall anything. Where Galliano had showmanship and flair - sometimes outrageous - Simons tends to

be more restrained. He took the helm at Jil Sander when the faltering label was looking for a designer who could push the line further without abandoning the minimalist trademark of the founder, who had since left the company. Simons began with a black and white womenswear collection. His evolution there culminated several seasons ago in a burst of color that dazzled the fashion world. The winter 2013 show, presented on the fourth day of Milan Fashion Week on Feb. 25, was his last as creative director for the label. It was feminine soft. Simons has much support in the industry. His designs have increasingly becoming a bellwether for trends. Lately, his clothes gained support in fashion magazines, and the Jil Sander show became a musthave ticket during the Milan Fashion Week. Still, he doesn’t have the celebrity of a Galliano, and Jil Sander didn’t have as broad an audience to please as does Dior. It will be the trick for Simons to balance exciting, fashion-forward design with global appeal that will find its place on red carpets and in department stores.

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Dior names Raf Simons as new artistic director PARIS (AP) — Christian Dior has named Belgian designer Raf Simons as its new artistic director, seven months after its icon, John Galliano, was convicted by a Paris court for drunken antiSemitic ravings. A fashion rebel of a different sort, Simons who began his career as a furniture designer and has had his own successful menswear label will present his first show for the renowned Dior fashion house in July, according to Monday’s announcement. Galliano was dismissed by Dior in March 2011, days before its fall-winter runway show, after a video went viral on the Internet showing the bad-boy designer inebriated and insulting a fellow client at a Paris cafe. He was heard slurring “I love Hitler,” among other incendiary remarks. The 44-year-old Simons, who designed for the minimalist Jil Sander label from 2005 until just recently, was a top name among rumored candidates for the Dior job. A statement by Dior said Simons will serve as artistic director for haute couture, ready-towear and women’s accessories. It praised him as “one of the greatest current talents” and said he will “inspire and propel

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Half Blind to perform at Fat Daddy’s By Alex Panos A&E WRITER

Local band Half-Blind will perform this Wednesday night at Fat Daddy’s Bar and Grill on High Street. Since their formation last September, the band – made up entirely of West Virginia University students – has been on the fast track to success, scoring many gigs around the Morgantown area. Half Blind is a self-described alternative funk band, with the ability to occasionally play many genres of rock music. Led by drummer Kevin Johnson, vocalist Erin Scarberry, guitarist Stallone Sabatier and bass guitarist Daniel Gadisch, Half Blind has created chemistry and camaraderie both on and offstage that allows them to touch on much of the rock spectrum. “We can be heavy or as funky as the (Red Hot) Chili Peppers,” Johnson, a physical and youth education Sabatier said the band formed with a cleanslate

to create whatever they chose. “It was a chance to say ‘Let’s see what we can do,’ and ‘Let’s see if we can come up with a new style,’” Sabatier, an engineering student said. The group prides itself on producing an intense and electric atmosphere every time they take the stage. “When you feel that groove coming, let it take over.” Sabatier said. “You can’t worry about the crowd if they’re not into it.” “We bring the energy no matter the size of the crowd,” Johnson said. “(The show) is awesome rock and a great time.” Johnson has a rare eye disease that makes it difficult to read music, so he learned to play music by hearing it first. “I learn music cover to cover by listening to every symbol and every noise. It makes (playing) a lot easier,” Johnson said. Although his condition would seem to be the origin of the band’s name, Johnson said the group settled on “Half Blind” because they are all young college students that


Half Blind will perform at Fat Daddy’s Wednesday night. are half-blind with only somewhat of an idea of where they are heading and what the future holds. “Dan Gadish said to me hey

that’s kind of funny because you are half-blind, and it stuck from there,” Johnson said. Now that the name has stuck, the sky is the limit for the young

foursome, as they to continue will also be playing this Saturbooking performances in the day during “Relay for Life,” 10 area. p.m.-1 a.m. Half Blind said they are big on charity events, so they daa&

Rascal Flatts stray away from country on ‘Changed’ Justin Lesko A&E CORESPONDENT

Rascal Flatts released their 8th album, “Changed” April 3. Managed by Big Machine Records, the band was destined for a success. I am a fan of country music. That being said, when I write that all the songs on Rascal Flatts’ new album “Changed” sound the same, it is not because I am under the impression that all country sounds the same.

The next thing I would like to point out is that the songs on “Changed” are one or two random twangs or stringed instruments from falling from country pop to just pop. For example, the first single off the album, “Banjo,” is an attempt at stereotypical country, starting with the name. The banjos are there, as are the references to trucks, creeks and a disdain for the “concrete jungle” but the song is just an extremely polished pop song lacking any of Nashville’s trademark soul. “And you kick it into fourwheel drive when you run out

of road/ And you go, and you go and you go-go-go/ ‘Til you hear a banjo,” sounds like a rip-off of other, better country songs by Luke Bryan, Justin Moore or Jason Aldean without any raw emotion behind it. The majority of the 11 tracks on the album follow this format. Ballads like “Come Wake Me Up” and other songs like the ones mentioned are backed by orchestras instead of banjos, providing an almost complete turn from the country sound. Those songs and others like “Hurry Baby” and “Sun-

rise” contain enough cliches to make you sick. Quotes like “Sometimes you just need a little home” and “Don’t sweat the small stuff/ life is hard enough,” are not even close to sounding sincere or moving. Two tracks are decent at best. The title track and opener is the closest thing to an inspirational ballad with a good chorus, as the singer describes the changes he has made to please his father. “She’s Leaving” has the cliches that plague the album regarding heartbreak, but would fit in on any country station, albeit more in the range of

Carrie Underwood than Blake Shelton or Alan Jackson. The problem is not just that “Changed” has a hard time defining itself between country, pop or country pop, but the music is just too repetitive to be good for any of those genres. If generic, borderline country albums are what you are into, then this is the album for you. Your life, however, will not be “Changed” by listening to it.

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On their latest album ‘Changed’ pop country group Rascal Flatts make a decided shift away from traditional country sounds.

The DA 04-10-2012  
The DA 04-10-2012  

The April 10 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper.