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Thursday January 12, 2012

Volume 125, Issue 78

Electrical fire causes PRT shutdown By John Terry Managing Editor

The West Virginia University Personal Rapid Transit system shut down Wednesday due to an electrical fire in the PRT substation between the Creative Arts Center and the Engineering PRT station around 12:30 p.m. “They were starting to notice anomalies – certain things stopping and (PRT officials) couldn’t figure out why,” said WVU spokeswoman Diana

Mazzella. “Then they discovered the fire, and the system was immediately shut down.” The fire then spread to another break cabinet, according to Associate Director of PRT Administration Arlie Forman. The Morgantown Fire Department responded to the fire, Mazzella said. Past issues have been handled internally and have never required the assistance of emergency personnel, Forman said. Students were evacuated, and no one was harmed, ac-

cording to University officials. The PRT service was restored by Wednesday evening. Students, faculty and staff were able to use the Mountain Line bus service and WVU shuttles while the PRT was out of service. “Normally, when the PRT shuts down for an extended period of time, shuttles are used to transport between stations,” Mazzella said. Max Carozza, a senior finance student, said he was stuck on the PRT for 30 min-

utes on the track along Beechurst Avenue. “The lights flickered, and it shut off,” he said. “It slowly died. The PRT voice told us to hang tight.” PRT workers then located the car and led the seven people on the PRT tracks to the Beechurst PRT station. Devin Novak, a sophomore nursing student, said she waited on the PRT for an hour before she was rescued.

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A PRT car was still stuck Wednesday afternoon as traffic began to build up on Beechurst Avenue

Student explorer rescued from cave complex


by mackenzie mays city editor


The artist’s rendering shows the new entrance to the WVU College of Law.

Donations help fund future $25 million College of Law renovation by bryan bumgardner staff writer

The artist’s rendering shows the new entry hallway to the WVU College of Law.



Two $500,000 gifts to the West Virginia University College of Law will help fund a $25 million renovation project set to begin in June. The law firms Steptoe & Johnson PLLC and Bowles, Rice, McDavid, Graff & Love PLLC each donated $500,000 to the College of Law. The gifts will be combined with other private donations totaling $12 million. WVU has also committed $13 million in capital funds for the project. The 20,000-square-foot expansion will include two new classrooms, a distance technology room, new faculty and administrative offices, space for legal clinics and a Center for Energy and Sustainable Development. These additions will be housed in a new wing on the side of the building closest to the stadium. Necessary renovations will also be made to existing classrooms. The College of Law has been housed in the Law Center on Evansdale Campus since 1974. The College of Law

The artist’s rendering shows the additional event space for the WVU College of Law.

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Online course offers cheerleading coach techniques by lacey palmer staff writer

A new online course is now offered each semester for students at West Virginia University interested in the coaching side of cheerleading. The course, Athletic Coaching Education 356 – “Techniques of Coaching Cheerleading” – is an online three-credit-hour elective course offered as a midterm course in the spring and fall semesters and as a six-week course during the summer. The course has been taught since summer 2008, but was

offered online in the spring and fall semesters last year. Kelly Stewart, career services counselor and College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences adjunct faculty member, is the course instructor and co-founder of the Competitive Cheerleading Club. As a previously certified coach, choreographer and judge on the state and national level with 30 years total experience in cheerleading, it’s always been a dream and goal of Stewart’s to create a course like this one. “When I judge competitions, it was always in the back of my

mind that I’d love to have some type of course that would teach people to be a better coach and not make the mistakes that I’ve seen firsthand,” Stewart said. The course is open to anyone, but according to Stewart, without extensive knowledge or experience, students would have a tough time completing the course. “Students that take the class should have extensive knowledge or experience in cheerleading, gymnastics or even dance because I believe that with a dance or gymnastics background you can still be a good cheerleading coach,”

Stewart said. During the course, students will create a coaching philosophy and coaching plans for preseason, in-season and off-season as well as develop a plan for tryouts, team roles, ideas on how to provide positive sportsmanship and motivation. Students will also develop a weekly practice plan that includes an emergency plan, and set up a skills performance chart to categorize jumps, gymnastics and stunting into beginner, intermediate and

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INSIDE THIS EDITION The West Virginia men’s basketball team is happy to return home this weekend against Rutgers. SPORTS PAGE 7

West Virginia University student Grant Blaisdell has a newfound appreciation for the little things – a warm shower, a fresh meal and a comfortable bed. Blaisdell, a senior criminology student from Keyser, W.Va., and his two friends were rescued from a 13-milelong cave complex in Greenbrier county Monday night, after looking for a way out since Saturday. “I was just happy to be able to take my boots off, take a shower and relax – to know where my next meal was coming from. It was nice to know that I didn’t have to worry about things like that anymore,” he said. “I’m still having problems sleeping. It’s hard to come down off that uptight mentality – it’s just survival extinct.” Members of the Virginia Tech Cave Club began searching for the three young men around 4 a.m. Monday morning after Blaisdell’s father alerted authorities. “I should’ve told my dad a plan. You’re supposed to say ‘Hey, if I’m not out by this certain time, call for help.’ But, I didn’t this time,” he said. “Luckily, my dad knew

I had to be back at school on Monday, so when I didn’t return Sunday night, he was concerned.” Though Blaisdell has been spelunking for about seven years, and has even explored the Bone-Norman Cave System before, he said he and his friends “underestimated the cave.” After traveling about eight hours into the cave to set up camp, Blaisdell and his friends searched for more than 11 hours for an exit before they made the decision to return to their campsite and await a rescue team. “We had been in the cave before, and we assumed the exit would be obvious. But, that wasn’t the case at all,” he said. “We came to point where we had to face the reality that we were in over our heads. We were running low on food and our lights were getting dim.” Blaisdell was prepared, though. He and his fellow explorers left markers along the cave using orange ribbon and wrote their initials and the time in the sand to assist rescuers. The crew also packed essentials in case of an emergency, such as iodine tablets for water purification and a

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SGA member announces the ‘Dark Knight Party’ BY KELSEY MONTgoMERY STAFF WRITER

Dave Small, West Virginia University Student Government Association Director of Safety, announced at an SGA meeting Wednesday his intent to run for president for the 2012-13 school year on the proposed “Dark Knight Party” ballot. Small said he will target issues such as advocating equality, improving the Personal Rapid Transit system and preventing tuition increases for future students. Katherine Bomkamp, who was recognized for inventing the “Pain-Free Socket,” which alleviates phantom pain in amputees, will run for vice president alongside Small. “WVU has been so gracious to give me an opportunity to have a higher education and to give me a chance to live my dream,” Small said. “It is time that SGA reaches out to the student body to bring in true innovative leaders who have passion for change. Katherine is a natural leader. She is passionate in what she does, compassionate with whom

she helps and has never given up on a cause that she truly believes in.” Small said he and Bomkamp chose the Dark Knight Party name to reflect an iconic figure. “Together, we can all make change, and we can all make history,” Small said. However, the BOG voted last week to amend the SGA elections code to change the election timetable, allowing elections to take place before spring break. The code would allow potential candidates to announce their candidacy eight weeks prior to the election. On Wednesday, SGA voted against an amendment to strike the April timetable from the constitution, making the constitution in conflict with the code. The SGA constitution takes precedence over the elections code, and potential candidates are barred from announcing their candidacy until within eight weeks of the April date. SGA also announced a

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HEADING WEST Defensive assistants Jeff Casteel, Dave Lockwood, and Dave Kirelawich joined the football staff at Arizona Wednesday. SPORTS PAGE 6


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Continued from page 1 has outgrown the available facilities, said Valerie Hunt, assistant dean of development for the Law School. “We are completely out of space,” Hunt said. She said the lack of space is so severe that faculty and students have begun to improvise. “We literally have faculty tucked away in closets. We are in critical need of space to enhance education,” she said. The College of Law runs several legal clinics, where students under the supervision of faculty represent individuals who cannot afford legal counsel. Clinics that focus on public benefits, housing, sustainable development, family law, tax law, child advocacy and immigration law are all located in the same room, nicknamed “the rabbit warren.” The expansions and renovations will give ample room for these clinics to process clients and also provide space for additional classes, Hunt said. The American Bar Association, an organization that

provides accreditation to law schools, recently visited the Law Center. Hunt said the ABA reported that if no expansions were made to the facility the quality of learning in the school would diminish. “Building this expansion will make a huge impact,” Hunt said. “If we want to stay in the top 100 law schools in the United States, we need to do this.” Although the expansions are necessary, College of Law Dean Joyce E. McConnell said she believes the project will reflect the quality of the law program at WVU. “We’re definitely doing it in part to support our growing programs, which in turn are actually growing the national reputation of the College of Law,” she said. McConnell said the College of Law has been leading the nation in preparing graduates for dealing with issues in energy and sustainable development. Hunt said the school is committed to preparing students to deal with legal issues in the growing energy market. “This renovation is going to impact law in West Virginia for a really long time,” Hunt said.

Hunt said the expansions will also help display WVU’s commitment to maintaining an excellent law program. “We need something to visually enhance the building. Incoming students are looking for a place where they know the practice of law is valued, and here they will see that,” Hunt said. McConnell said these expansions would not be possible without the commitment of WVU and private donations. “These two gifts really showed the generosity and the commitment of the law firms in West Virginia, and we’re deeply appreciative of their support,” McConnell said. Steptoe & Johnson is headquartered in Bridgeport, W.Va., and has 11 offices throughout West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio and Texas. More than 100 of the firm’s 230 lawyers are WVU College of Law alumni. Bowles Rice is a regional law firm with West Virginia offices in Morgantown, Charleston Martinsburg and Parkersburg, as well as offices in Lexington, Ky. and Winchester, Va.


PSU pres. faces alumni over sex scandal PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penn State University President Rodney Erickson was grilled Wednesday by alumni unhappy about how the school handled a child sex abuse scandal, the firing of longtime football coach Joe Paterno and a lack of transparency in the case. Erickson is attempting to repair the school’s image with alumni, faculty, staff and students more than two months after former football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s arrest brought controversy, criticism and contemplation to the school. Some alumni have criticized the university’s failure to conduct a complete investigation before firing Paterno and ousting Erickson’s predecessor, Graham Spanier, while decrying the leadership as secretive and slow to act. Erickson, who was greeted by polite applause, told the crowd at the start of Wednesday night’s 1 1/2-hour meeting in Pittsburgh that openness and communication are his guiding


Continued from page 1 variety of campus-wide efforts for the semester, such as a new Android and iPhone mobile application introduced by SGA member Ray Zane that will allow students to view the current status of the PRT


Continued from page 1 surplus of food, blankets and manually-charged flashlights. “We just waited it out. We left clues for the rescue team that we thought was going to come – that we hoped would come at least,” he said. “We started thinking about time lines – when would my dad de-


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advanced skills. Stewart said the course will include a class project where students can visit a gym at least three times during the course and a paper discussing their hands-on stunting experience at the gym, as well as photo and video submissions. “For example, if you live in New Jersey and are taking the course from home, you can go to a local gym,” Stewart said. “It’s a fun project that is new and different because there aren’t a lot of opportunities out there for cheerleading coaches to get that hands-on stunting experience.” For the final project, students will choreograph a threeminute routine and narrate the type of music used, formations, words of the cheer and types of skills performed in the routine.

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principles. He said critics have accused the school of having problems in those areas recently and the school “will do better in the future.” When he said he won’t allow the scandal to define the university nor “our outstanding football program,” the audience of about 600 people burst into applause. But the first questioner called the treatment of Paterno “unconscionable,” drawing some applause and a few boos. “We will certainly want to honor Joe as the future unfolds,” Erickson replied. And there was passionate and prolonged applause for another person’s suggestion members of the board of trustees step down. “I think the board will have to make those decisions,” Erickson replied to some groans from the crowd. Erickson, who said an investigation into what the trustees knew and when is ongoing, declined to answer several questions, such as why the school fired Paterno when the coach

had already announced that he would retire at the end of the season. Asked for how many defendants Penn State is paying legal fees, Erickson replied that was “a difficult question to answer.” He said the school will start posting details of what the crisis has cost in legal and other fees next week. One of the people who attended Wednesday’s meeting, Gina Kelly, said she went in with negative feelings toward Erickson. She said afterward she feels he has a good plan for moving forward but not much of a plan for reconciling things that were done in the past. Another, Jean Spadacene, said she was disappointed to hear Erickson say he hasn’t spoken to Paterno since the coach was fired in early November. The alumni meeting came as investigators re-interview current and former employees of Penn State’s athletic department as part of the case against the 67-year-old Sandusky, who’s charged with sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period.

system. Carina Bode, a WELLWVU graduate assistant also introduced a new version of “TweatWELL,” an online program that mirrors popular social media sites to create a fun way for students to indulge in more nutritious choices to aid their everyday diet. “TweatWELL incorporates

both Twitter and Foursquare to encourage students to eat healthy and get their proper servings of ‘freggies’ every day,” Bode said. Students can register for the program, which begins Monday, at www.tweatwell. com.

cide to alert authorities? How long would it take a crew to get there?” Despite the circumstances, Blaisdell said he and his friends managed to keep each other calm. “We told jokes. We talked a lot. We made a plan every step of the way and tried to stay positive, and that really helped us not panic,” he said. “The guys I was with are really strong and

we knew we could survive.” Now that Blaisdell’s back at WVU, he’s ready to reenter the caves and help others learn too. “I’d like to give back. I like caving and I like helping people, so I’d really enjoy being a part of a rescue team. I just wish I didn’t have to go through this to get that motivation,” he said.

“It really is a lot of work, but it will really help someone have their act together if they want to become a coach,” Stewart said. “My main objective through this course is to help prepare and motivate students to become a safe and successful cheerleading coach.” Taylor Gutta, a sophomore human nutrition and foods student and member of the Competitive Cheerleading Club, is excited about her enrollment in the course this spring. “I have been cheering for six years, and I would like to become a cheerleading coach at either a high school or all-star level one day,” Gutta said. “I hope that this course will give me the tools I need to learn how to be a great coach and help me reach my goal.” Stewart is excited about the years to come for the course and is constantly thinking of ways to improve it. “Some students get the mis-

conception that this course will certify them nationally to become a cheerleading coach, and although this course does not include a certification, I would like to incorporate that in the future, so that’s something I’m working on,” Stewart said. Although Stewart does not have the time to coach anymore, she said she still has a love for cheerleading. “It’s very time-consuming to be a good cheerleading coach,” Stewart said. “If you want to be the best coach you can be – you have to invest most of your time into it.” The course begins March 19 this semester, and concludes April 28. As of right now, the course is full for the spring semester. If you have any questions or need more information about the course, you can contact Stewart at kelly.stewart@mail.







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proceed. “You could tell something bad was happening,” she said. After walking to the Seneca Center area on the PRT track, Novak said she waited for 20 minutes to catch a bus before calling a friend to get picked up. “All of the buses were crazy because there were so many people leaving,” she said.

Continued from page 1 “They said it took so long because a girl was claustrophobic and they needed an ambulance for her,” Novak said. Novak asid that before being rescued, another student on the PRT tried to pry the door open herself, but was quickly told over the car’s intercom not to


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The Dow Jones edges lower on new Europe worries NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average crept lower Wednesday as Europe edged closer to a recession that would hurt corporate profits in the U.S. The first earnings reports from American companies didn’t add much encouragement. Germany reported that its economy, the largest in Europe, shrank slightly at the end of last year. And the European Union revised its figures for economic growth in the third quarter to 0.1 percent, its slowest pace in more than two years. “Europe is still the main risk,” said Jeffrey Kleintop, chief market strategist at LPL Financial. “Yes, they’ve been making progress on their budgets, but they clearly have growth problems.” The Dow dropped 13.02 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 12,449.45 in another day of light trading. The other two main U.S. indexes eked out slight gains. The European Commission also said Hungary has taken “no effective action” to contain its budget deficit. Stock markets in Germany and France fell slightly, and the euro dropped half a penny against the dollar,


Warren Meyers (left) works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. World markets mostly rose Wednesday on hopes that the US economic recovery will gather pace, helping corporate earnings and easing some of the stress generated by Europe’s debt crisis. to $1.27. Worries over Europe stoked demand for Treasurys and lowered the cost of borrowing for the federal government. The Treasury sold 10-year notes at the lowest rate on record Wednesday, 1.90 percent. The United States depends

on Europe to buy about 20 percent of its exports, and concerns about Europe have led analysts to lower their profit estimates for U.S. companies. Profits at S&P 500 companies are expected to rise 7.2 percent for the last three

months of 2011, according to Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ. That’s much lower than the 17.6 percent growth reported in the third quarter. Judging by the S&P 500 index, investors seem to think earnings could fall much further, Kleintop said. The index

is trading at about 13 times the past year’s earnings of its companies – close to what it was at the end of 1990, when the economy was in recession. Earnings fell 20 percent during that downturn. The S&P 500 gained 0.4 of a point on Wednesday to

1,292.48. The Nasdaq composite index rose 8.26, or 0.3 percent, to 2,710.76. The Nasdaq has gained 4 percent this year, the most of the major indexes. Supervalu, a grocery store operator, plunged after reporting a wider-than-expected quarterly loss because of high food prices and costs related to a turnaround plan. Its stock lost 12 percent. Orange juice prices settled lower Wednesday. They hit their highest levels since 2007 on Tuesday when the U.S. government said that a potentially harmful fungicide had been found in Brazilian imports. The futures contract for orange juice fell to $1.88 from $2.08 the day before. Futures have been rising since December, largely over concerns that cold weather in Florida could damage the crop there. Even with Wednesday’s decline, OJ is up 14 percent from its recent low of $1.65 on Dec. 21. The recent jump in orange juice futures hit Coca-Cola, owner of Minute Maid, and PepsiCo, which has Tropicana. Coca-Cola sank 1.8 percent. PepsiCo fell 1 percent.

With populist pitch, Gingrich takes aim at Romney ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Newt Gingrich’s South Carolina strategy is pretty simple: Tear down Republican front-runner Mitt Romney with a populist pitch or go down trying. The party establishment, Gingrich said Wednesday, doesn’t want to confront the hard questions. “Don’t talk about who got all the money ... Can’t we can’t just move forward letting the rich keep all the money?” Gingrich said, arguing that “crony capitalism” undermines free enterprise. “I want you to know that I am running precisely because, as an Army brat from a middle-class family who taught in college, I think middle-class, taxpaying, working families deserve a government that is honest,” he said. As the GOP presidential race swept South, Gingrich had little to lose after humbling fourthplace finishes in both New Hampshire and Iowa. And the former House speaker made clear on Wednesday that he’s not giving up without a fight, despite mounting pressure from some GOP power brokers to coalesce behind Romney and avoid a nasty primary fight that could bolster Democrat Barack Obama. That’s putting Gingrich on what could be a kamikaze mission designed, he says, to rescue the GOP from selling out to the moderate, establishment wing. As a pro-Gingrich political action committee took the wraps off a 28-minute Web video eviscerating Romney’s


Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks in New York. leadership of Bain Capital, Gingrich launched a full-throated assault on “crony capitalism” and establishment politics. It’s a strategy that is already drawing critics. Conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh said Gingrich sounded like Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren in Massachussetts. And by midday, he appeared to be having second thoughts when he was confronted by a Republican voter. “I think you’ve missed the target on the way you’re addressing Romney’s weaknesses,” said a man at a town hall in Spartanburg. “I want to beg you to redirect and go af-

Drone helping mission to ship fuel to Alaska town ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — As a Russian fuel tanker slowly moves through the frozen Bering Sea toward an iced-in city in western Alaska, it has been getting help from an unusual source at its destination: a drone that flies overhead and sends images of the sea ice to researchers onshore. The camera-equipped drone looks like a smoke detector with wings and legs. It glides on 20-minute missions ranging from 10 feet to 320 feet above the ice, and its images can be instantly viewed on a tablettype computer screen. The tanker is bound for Nome, a town of 3,500 residents that missed its final pre-winter delivery of fuel by barge when a big storm swept the region last fall. Without the delivery of 1.3 million gallons, the city could run short of fuel before a barge delivery becomes possible in late spring. Researchers were using the 2.5-pound drone to provide a large picture of the ice in hopes of guiding the tanker as close to shore as possible, said Greg Walker, unmanned aircraft program manager for the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute. The Healy, the Coast Guard’s only functioning icebreaker, has been accompanying the 370-foot tanker through the Bering Sea. Progress was stalled by

thick ice and strong ocean currents on Tuesday. The vessels made nine miles but drifted with the ice while at rest for a total gain of just six miles, Coast Guard spokesman David Mosley said.

ter his obvious disingenuousness about his conservatism and lay off the corporatist versus the free market.” “I agree with you,” Gingrich replied. “It’s an impossible theme to talk about with Obama in the background. Obama just makes it impossible to talk rationally in that area because he is so deeply into class warfare that automatically you get an echo effect.” The “crony capitalism” remark was not repeated at his final campaign stop at the Beacon Restaurant in Spartanburg. Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond insisted there had been no shift in strategy and

that Romney’s tenure at Bain is still “fair game.” Gingrich hammered his point home at his first event of the day packed event in Rock Hill. “We have a right to know what happened at Goldman Sachs, what happened with trillions of dollars in New York,” he said. “We have a right to know what happened when companies go bankrupt.” It’s a line of attack meant to keep the heat on Romney and his tenure at the venture capital firm where lucrative corporate takeovers were sometimes accompanied by deep layoffs. “This is not anti-capitalism,” Gingrich said. “That is the smoke-screen of those who are afraid to be accountable.” The sharp new populist tone comes with risks for Gingrich, who has a net worth in the millions of dollars and who has made a career navigating the corridors of power in Washington. It opens him up to charges of hypocrisy. Additionally, a segment of the Republican electorate will see his remarks as contrary to the very free market principles that the Republican Party espouses, thus engaging in the very class warfare he condemns The everyman economic message could resonate in South Carolina, which has been hit hard by the recession. The former Georgia congressman was met by large and enthusiastic crowds chanting “Newt” as he campaigned in the conservative western reaches of the state.

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Make a fresh start, learn from mistakes Now that a new year is here, and the spring semester is fully underway, students should take the opportunity to buckle down and finish the 2011-12 school year strongly. There is no changing the past. Mistakes made last semester can only be made right through hard work and diligence in future ones. Most students have heard the same song and dance from their professors – “go to class, go to class, go to class.”

As redundant as the argument may sound, it is the key to a successful college career. Even if the class is one that seems like an easy A, stay in the routine of going every day. It is easy to get into the habit of sleeping in and missing classes regularly, but it will only add to your stress toward the end of the semester when it will be too late to improve a failing grade. Many students are still searching for a career goal

and don’t really know what they want to do following graduation. If you are a senior, then you better start figuring it out. Underclassmen have a little more time, but time goes by quickly. Students should use the new semester as a time to find their long-term goals and some direction to get them there. West Virginia University has many resources to help

students find a career that will best suit them. If you simply have no idea what career to pursue, stop in at the Career Services Center located in the Mountainlair and there will be someone to help you. There isn’t much of a point to college without a career plan. You need real work experience and an education to land the most-desired jobs. The Career Services Cen-

ter offers several career fairs throughout the semester to help students meet employers and to learn what they are looking for when hiring. Make sure to read The Daily Athenaeum for dates and times of future career fairs. The years spent in college will go by in the blink of an eye, make sure you make the best of them by putting forth the effort required.

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NDAA overreaches and jeopardizes America’s freedom tomas engle columnist

If coming back to Morgantown’s weather and the grind of classes weren’t enough for us college students, we also lost a significant amount of our freedom during the holiday break. On New Year’s Eve while most of us were living it up with friends, looking forward to a fresh new year with that hope it always brings, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was signed into law by the President, promising to bring us just that – hope and change. Normally, NDAA is a yearly act by Congress that consists of the military expenditures – and other national security-related legislation – for the current fiscal year. But tucked within this year’s innocuous $662 billion in funding for the “defense of the United States and its interests abroad,” came two provisions that should shock and awe any American. Section 1021 deals with the indefinite detention without a trial of terror suspects, and Section 1022 deals with the requirements for their military custody. The “who” here (suspects) being defined in the provision as “a person who was a part of or substantially supported al-Qaida, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners.” The vague classifier “a part of” opens the door to any and all connections, no matter how insignificant, to turn into a one-way ticket into a legal noman’s land. The “what” of this legal gray area follows, “Detention under the law of war without trial until the end of hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force.” Once again, the defining of terms becomes important here as “the end of hostilities” is nowhere in sight, as the closest definable end-goal of the War on Terror – ending terrorism – is an impossible task. Terrorism will always exist,

During Occupy Riverside, Calif., protestors demonstrated against the National Defense Authorization Act. just to varying extents. To have that as your defining term for the war – and achieving that as your goal – creates a permanent state of war. So now the statement “until the end of hostilities” becomes a farce, as this is now apparently a forever war. Those unlucky enough to get caught in this wide net of mere suspicion will never see a trial that clarifies the extent of their involvement with these mysterious “associated forces” (another vague term because of how they define “association”). This act of indefinite detention without a trial does several things. Firstly, it takes away every

American citizen’s basic right to a free and fair trial, as even any trial in the future will be a military tribunal (hardly a non-biased jury of your peers) as all control of these suspects is automatically handed off to the United States Armed Forces – if you’re a non-citizen, and, at the president’s discretion, if you’re a citizen. Secondly, this denies the United States government and Armed Forces any chance of finding any real terror suspects, as all are caught up in this net and no one is sorted out to varying degrees of involvement. Thirdly, this black hole of justice will create new terror-

ists who hate the United States government, as previously innocent suspects and their family members become radicalized at the hopelessness of their situation. Being thrown in jail, without being charged for anything concrete, with little to no hope of ever seeing your family or freedom again – let alone enduring any of the torture or “enhanced interrogation” going on at these sites to “acquire information” – will create an environment ripe for revenge. And lastly, this defeats the entire supposed purpose of why terrorists attack the United States – our freedoms. Maybe this is the new

plan, since terrorists attack the United States for our freedoms, taking away our freedoms will stop terrorism! How can the United States have any shred of credibility as a promoter of “freedom and democracy” if they follow in the footsteps of such bastions of liberty as Myanmar, Cuba and North Korea (according to Human Rights Watch) in indefinitely detaining their own citizens without access to a trial? As scary and surreal as all of this is, what is even worse, President Obama only initially threatened to veto this legislation, not out of concern for our rights as American citizens

(let alone the human rights of international citizens caught in this), but out of concern that his power would be constrained by this bill. The statement released by the administration read, “Any bill that challenges or constrains the president’s critical authorities to collect intelligence, incapacitate dangerous terrorists, and protect the nation would prompt the president’s senior advisers to recommend a veto.” NDAA is as real as day, and it is our duty as American citizens to only support presidential candidates willing to consign this tyrannical legislation to the trash heap of history.

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Last week in Iowa, Mitt Romney criticized President Obama as being out of touch with American people and compared him to Marie Antoinette, the French queen who responded to the starvation of the peasants with, “Let them eat cake.” Although it is obviously hypocritical for a man who is worth $250 million to criticize anyone for being out of touch with the middle class, Romney’s criticism is part of a much larger series of speeches made by Republican presidential candidates to make each of them seem like he or she is the candidate most in touch


with the common man. But is that what we really want in a president? The President of the United States is the leader of our country, the symbol of our nation to the rest of the world. The person we elect is a representative of all of us on the international stage. Shouldn’t we elect someone who represents the best and brightest of our nation? Republicans have been trying to distance themselves from their elitist pasts. During debates, candidates often refer to periods of their lives in which they lived in poverty. Whether it was Ron Paul growing up during the Financial Crisis of 1837 or Michele Bachmann living in the squalor that comes with being a tax attorney, candidates try humanizing themselves through portrayals as the

“common man.” Mitt Romney even claims that several of his friends are poor, although I think it’s unfair that he allows the definition of “friend” to include the people who take care of his landscaping. I don’t want a president who is common or ordinary. Needing to deliver pizzas in college to pay for tuition doesn’t qualify you for being president. Running several successful corporations does. Yet candidates emphasize the former when discussing their personal histories . “Experts” argue that being in touch with the people is necessary for the president. Let’s be honest, though: the people are stupid. The majority of Americans support cuts in government spending, yet they don’t support cuts in programs such as Medicare, Social Security, Medic-

aid and defense. The people don’t know which policies are most effective, they just want results. Candidates are only responding to the demands of the people. The public wants the illusion that the person running the country is an average man, and presidential candidates spend their time making speeches trying to prove their non-existent blue collar pasts. Voters know more about candidates’ biographies than they do about their plans for making the country better. It’s time for people to demand their candidates stop pandering to voters about their pasts and spend more time explaining their policies. Candidates spend too much of their time trying to show how similar they are to the people when they should be

showing how they are different. And not only that they are different, but superior. Tell me why you are smarter and more successful than my plumber, not ways in which you two are similar. Conservatives spend a lot of time attacking elitism. They say elites (which means anyone who has an Ivy League education, lives on the East Coast, describes themselves as a liberal, etc.) are out of touch with Americans and don’t understand the problems they face. This allows them to claim global warming is a myth spread by the elite scientists studying our climate who want to receive more grant money. Of course, the true elites of our country, the CEOs of major corporations, are the people who fund their party. That’s why they’re called “job

creators,” while scientists are called “elites.” But in reality, both the CEO and the scientist are elites, and that’s not a bad thing. The CEO understands business and knows how to make money and is successful in doing so. The scientist has spent years studying his field and becoming an expert in what he does. Both are elites, both are experts in their fields, and we should respect their opinions. Candidates need to spend more time proving they are political elites and less time proving they’re common people. You’ve already shown that you consider yourself an elite by running for president. Stop trying to hide it and embrace it. Prove that you deserve the most elite position in the Western World. Elitism is not a bad thing.

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Jeff Casteel, pictured, Bill Kirelawich and David Lockwood will join the coaching staff at Arizona next season.

Casteel, Kirelawich, Lockwood leave WVU to join staff at Arizona sports editor

Together they helped the West Virginia football team reach its first two BCS bowl games. Now, after four seasons apart, Jeff Casteel will be reunited with former West Virginia head coach Rich Rodriguez next season at the University of Arizona. It was announced Wednesday that Casteel will leave West Virginia to become the Wildcats’ new defensive coordinator after spending nine sea-

sons at the same position at WVU. Casteel will bring defensive line coach and longtime WVU assistant Bill Kirelawich Kirelawich and cornerback coach David Lockwood with him to join the Wildcats. Kirelawich joined the Mountaineer coaching staff as a full-time assistant in 1980 and Lockwood, who helped

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lead WVU to the national championship game in 1988, was named cornerback coach in 2008. “I want to Lockwood thank our three departing defensive coaches for their more than 50 years of service to West Virginia University,” said West Virginia Athletic Director Oliver Luck in a statement. “They have been a

part of much success and have left a lasting impact on our program and our student-athletes. “Our football program will now move forward to fill our vacancies, and I am confident that Dana Holgorsen will bring in talented coaches that our players will continue to thrive under.” The three former West Virginia assistants will join former Pittsburgh offensive line coach Spencer Leftwich as the final four assistants on Rodriguez’s staff. “We are very excited to have Jeff, David, Bill and Spencer,

and their families, join our family here at the University of Arizona. They are not only great coaches, but great people who bring a lot of quality experience and knowledge to our staff,” Rodriguez said in a statement. During his time at West Virginia, Casteel and his 3-3-5 defense was able to have great success, finishing third nationally in total defense in 2010 and his name was brought up as a possible candidate for the Wildcats’ defensive coordina-

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The bowl system once had good intentions. It used to reward the great teams with postseason competition. It used to provide a nice outing for fans. But it just doesn’t do that anymore – and it’s time for change. Bowl games are no longer about the teams and the fans but instead are about the corporate sponsorship dollars and television money. The number of bowl games has skyrocketed in the last decade. In 1940, there were just five major bowl games, and still just eight bowl games by the 1970 season. The increased ability to fly and rise in commercial tourism led to a sudden increase in the number of postseason games. There were 19 games by 1985 and up to 25 games in 2000. This season there were 35 games. Gone are the days when the 10 best teams play in postseason, and here are the days where the majority of teams do. Seventy schools, out of a possible 120 programs this season played in a bowl game. Teams that finish fifth and sixth in their conference are now playing in the postseason. In fact, 42 out of the 70 teams that went bowling this year had eight or less wins. Sure, the sexy matchups of LSU-Alabama, Georgia-Michigan St. and Kansas StateFlorida are still happening, but who cares about a game between Mississippi State and Wake Forest, Rutgers and Iowa State or Cincinnati and Vanderbilt? Not many people at all. Roughly 4 percent fewer people attended bowl games this season. Seven bowls saw a decrease of 10,000 or more from a year ago. And TV ratings are down across the board, as well. Blame it on the mid-week game if you want, but the Orange Bowl featuring West Virginia and Clemson had a 4.5 TV rating – the lowest ever for a BCS bowl – and the secondlowest attendance of the BCS games. That’s despite the fact that both West Virginia and Clemson led their respective conferences in home attendance. The games are also being taken over by corporate sponsors. It’s no longer about the student-athletes and the fans. The Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl, the Belk Bowl, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and the BBVA Compass Bowl are just a handful of the games that sound utterly ridiculous. Just so you know, BBVA Compass is a bank – had to look that one up. Popular websites http:// and also have bowls named after them. Even the original five games – the Rose Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, the Orange Bowl, the Sun Bowl and the Cotton Bowl – are even plagued with title sponsors now. The bowl season has lost what it once stood for. It needs to be reformed before it gets any worse.


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Redshirt sophomore defensive back Darwin Cook celebrates with junior safety Matt Moro after Cook’s 99-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl against Clemson Jan. 4.

WVU defense set tone for team in Orange Bowl win BY BEN GAUGHAN


Eight games into the 2011 season, West Virginia was questioning its leadership in the locker room. The Mountaineers needed to make big plays, especially on the defensive side of the ball – and it wasn’t happening. After four straight wins, including a BCS bowl win to end the season, it’s easy to tell things have changed. The performance of the defense in the Discover Orange Bowl is what the team was looking for all season – to come together for a complete game and dominate the other team. “Well, (former Defensive Coordinator) Jeff (Casteel) has done a great job with our defense all year long,” said West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen in a press conference after the win. “I think we’re pretty tough to beat when all three sides of the ball play together, when defense is rooting for offense and offense is rooting for defense and special teams get out there and play hard.” The Mountaineer defense made several big plays throughout the game against Clemson, including redshirt sophomore defensive back Darwin Cook’s


Continued from page 6 tor position shortly after Rodriguez accepted the head coaching position. “I have enjoyed my time at West Virginia University, and it’s been 11 great years. I have coached some outstanding young men, and I would like to thank them for their hard work and dedication,” Casteel said in a statement. “I want to thank the coaches and staff members I have been associated with during my time at WVU for their work and support. The fans also have been great, and I want to thank them as well.” Luck said Wednesday night that West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen will handle finding replacements for the three defensive assistants. “It’s been no secret that Dana has put his staff together

99-yard strip of running back Andre Ellington which he returned for a touchdown in the second quarter. Plays like this did not happen often for t No. 17 West Virginia this season, but it came at the right moment, just as Clemson was threatening to score and take the lead. “I told the guys, look, man, life is a lot like this, too,” Holgorsen said. “I mean, there’s going to be good things happen and there’s going to be bad things happen, but you’ve just got to keep playing. “We looked for an opportunity to make a play, and making one when our backs are against the wall on the 1-yard line is something that’s pretty cool to see.” Cook’s score was the longest defensive touchdown in West Virginia bowl history. Casteel and the coaching staff prepared the defense to put together an effective game plan, and the players responded with confidence and execution up to the final minute – something Holgorsen preached to the team since he came to Morgantown. “Throughout the year we’ve been able to play good defense, like a bend-don’t-break method, and we get down in the red zone, we’re able to capitalize on cer-

tain things like fumbles, turnovers,” said WVU senior middle linebacker Najee Goode. Goode also made an important play in the second quarter, recovering his first fumble of his career in his final game in Mountaineer uniform. Senior defensive end Bruce Irvin, who said he will start to workout for the NFL draft during the spring, forced a fumble of his own when he ran down Clemson junior quarterback Tajh Boyd toward the end of the second quarter. The fumble led to West Virginia’s fifth touchdown of the second quarter and a 49-20 lead. “I mean, their offense was what we studied for the past two to three weeks,” Irvin said. “They didn’t change anything up. When they got down, we knew they were passing. So, Casteel dialed them up and unleashed us, and that’s what we want, ‘cause we love when teams are playing from behind, because we want to pass rush and that’s what we did.” The defense was able to make plays on the ball and force the Tigers to hesitate and lose confidence – a key component for success against a talented team like Clemson.

well. We’ll move in expedient fashion and with no haste involved,” Luck said. “We’ve got a great program and we’re coming off of a big win so we think we’re a very attractive school to a lot of people. “We also realize that you need to get people in fairly soon for recruiting purposes, so we’ll move with the same speed that we moved with all the other decisions that we have made.” Casteel signed a contract extension following the 2010 season that would pay him $400,000 per year for three seasons, while Kirelawich and Lockwood had contracts through the 2012 season at $250,000 per season. Luck said when West Virginia goes to hire new assistants, the salaries could be a little higher because of the school’s move to the Big 12 Conference. “We’re going to the Big 12 where the salaries are on average larger – and in some cases,

significantly larger – than they are in the Big East,” Luck said. “We still need to be fiscally responsible in terms of what we’re able to put together for a pool for the defensive coaches.” The Tulsa World reported Oklahoma State Associate Head Coach, Special-Team’s Coordinator and Safeties Coach Joe DeForest resigned Wednesday to join West Virginia’s staff. “It’s always hard to say goodbye,” Deforest told the Tulsa World. No one ever wants change. Do I want to leave? No, but I have to leave. I have to leave for my family and my career. I’m just trying to advance my career.” When asked about specific replacements for the three coaches, Luck told The Daily Athenaeum that he was “not going to comment about any specific individuals.”

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West Virginia players gather in a pregame huddle before the game against Miami on Dec. 12. The Mountaineers won the game 77-66.

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The West Virginia University Coliseum has always been known as a difficult place to leave victorious for teams not wearing the old gold and blue. Many teams have tried to earn a victory in front of the rowdy home crowd, but few have succeeded. In fact, the Mountaineers’ men’s basketball team hasn’t lost more than two games at the Coliseum in a single season since Bob Huggins was named head coach five seasons ago. Even though the trend is continuing this season, something feels different. West Virginia may be off to a great start at the Coliseum, but there is a clear discrepancy between the team that plays at home and the one that travels to play.

Why is this the case? “It’s just that support that you get when you’re out there,” said West Virginia senior forward and leading scorer Kevin Jones. “Especially when you make a shot or make a big play.” Jones and the Mountaineers are 8-1 at the Coliseum, while posting a 1-2 record on the road. Jones has been around for four seasons and knows what type of energy it takes to win on the road at the collegiate level. Maybe a home spark is exactly what a young, inexperienced team needs to perform at a high level. Freshman guard Jabarie Hinds sure thinks so. “Definitely,” he said. “The crowd is always in it with us and gives us the energy we need, and it really helps.” West Virginia has eight freshmen listed on the roster.

And, much like Hinds, they all seem to think things aren’t quite the same on the road. The Mountaineers are averaging 78 points per game inside the Coliseum this season, while only recording 63 points per game on the road. “At home, it’s always different,” Hinds said. “Great atmosphere at the games, that means a lot to team,” he said. “It’s fun. It’s something good to have.” Huggins and his home warriors will need to solve their road problems sooner than later. With multiple road tests awaiting the Mountaineers in the Big East Conference, it is essential for this team to find a way to play inspired on the road. “We just have to have the same energy on the road,” Hinds said. “I think we’d be good if we could do that.”



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Caldwell heating up at the right time By Cody Schuler sports writer

If you take a look at a stat sheet from a recent West Virginia women’s basketball game, there is one name in particular that seems to pop up in just about every category. Redshirt sophomore guard Christal Caldwell has been on a tear, and at this rate, there’s no telling when it might end. The 5-foot-9 Florida transfer has averaged 15.2 points and 8.3 rebounds over the past six games – five of which the

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Mountaineers have won. It seems Caldwell has fully adjusted to playing as a Mountaineer, and her increased level of comfort is already starting to pay dividends. “I think I’m just a lot more relaxed,” she said. “(I’m) learning how to play with my teammates a lot more (and) learning my roles and what my coaches want me to do.” “(Also) having confidence in my teammates and my teammates having confidence in me (and) just going out there and playing (helps),” she said. Despite her small stature, Caldwell continually dives into the paint and challenges opposing post players – and sometimes even her own teammates – for rebounds. Just ask junior center Asya Bussie. “I don’t know what it is, (but Caldwell) is always getting to the boards and getting rebounds,” she said. “I remember one time I had to take the ball from her because I thought it was somebody from the other team. She’s always in the paint.” Caldwell’s rebounding exploits are a point of emphasis for head coach Mike Carey, and she likes the idea of Carey counting on her to help the post players in the rebound-

ing department. “Coach just talks about me being another guard rebounder,” she said. “He thinks I’m athletic enough to go in and grab some boards.” Carey also likes what Caldwell has done on the offensive end. With the team’s leading scorer, sophomore guard Taylor Palmer, on a recent cold spell, Caldwell’s scoring has been all the more crucial. “It’s very important – it gives us another scorer,” Carey said. “She’s playing better – we need her to continue to play better.” “If we could ever get (Palmer), Christal Caldwell and (sophomore guard Brooke) Hampton scoring at the same time ... with our two posts, we’re going to put up some points. That hasn’t happened yet,” he said. Things have been going well for Caldwell on the court lately, and in her opinion, there isn’t a better time to be hitting her stride. “I try to just go and let the game come to me, and it’s actually coming at a good time with Big East play,” she said. There are things that Caldwell believes she and her teammates need to work on, though. One of those places for improvement was on full display Tuesday night against

Seton Hall. The Pirates got a combined 57 of the team’s 63 points from three players – a feat Caldwell attributed to poor communication between her and her teammates. “We didn’t play good defense at all,” she said. “(We weren’t) communicating with each other on a lot of screens. “We just got lost – we talked about it for the past two days (while) scouting them, and we just didn’t really go with the game plan.” Next on the slate for West Virginia is a road trip to Providence, and there are two things that are almost certain to take place: More talking between guards on the defensive end and another balanced performance from the spark plug known as Christal Caldwell.

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ALL KEYED UP Steinway donation helps kick off fundraiser for WVU piano program by Elizabeth Finley A&E WRITER

The sound of a new instrument is filling West Virginia University’s Creative Arts Center because WVU physics professor Arthur Weldon and his wife Barbara have donated a new Steinway piano to the University. The Weldons donated the piano with the intention that only WVU music students will use it for practice. Therefore, it will be housed in room 104, a practice room in the lower level of the CAC. The new Steinway, which will soon have a brass plaque to honor Barbara, is the first piano the University has received since its announcement of the conversion to an all-Steinway-piano school. “We already have Steinway pianos for the students to play for concerts. With this, students will get to practice on the piano they use for the concert,” said Keith Jackson, director of the WVU School of Music. “It will make their performances better. They will get to learn the craft consistently.” There are currently about

120 other universities in the country that use Steinway pianos exclusively, including Oberlin, Yale, The Juilliard School and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. The all-Steinway designation will enhance opportunities for WVU piano students to connect with other musicians and schools. The decision allows the University to partner with more than 1,500 Steinway artists worldwide. Also, because of the new designation, WVU music students will be given opportunities to perform at Steinway Hall in New York and at Steinway events worldwide. Currently, 70 percent of the pianos at the CAC are more than 30-years-old. For piano students to have better instruments on which to practice, WVU will raise $4 million to purchase more than 65 new Steinway pianos with a fundraiser called “All Keyed Up.” “I would be thrilled if we could complete the conversion in two or three years,” Jackson said. It is sponsored by the WVU

Foundation,a private nonprofit corporation that generates and provides support for WVU. The effort will also work in conjunction with Steinway & Sons in New York. The minimum donation to the “All Keyed Up” cause is $1,000. Part of the donations will also be used for the upkeep and maintenance of the pianos. Parties who give $100,000 or more will be named as honorary members of the Steinway Living Legacy Society, which allows them to be exclusively invited to Steinway events both at WVU and Steinway & Sons in New York. “Because we are making the investment in the students, we will see a higher percentage of top piano students making the choice to come to WVU,” Jackson said. For more information about how to make a gift in support of “All Keyed Up,” contact Glenn Rosswurm, director of development for the College of Creative Arts, at (304) 293-4331 or Glenn.Rosswurm@mail.wvu. edu. daa&


Doctorate piano performance student Wei Tuck Chan plays the new Steinway piano that was donated to the CAC for student’s practice .

‘Rock of Ages’ invites you to ‘feel the noise’ at the CAC by Emily Meadows A&E WRITER

Get ready for a big, hairsprayed musical journey back in time. The critically acclaimed Broadway ’80s rock ‘n’ roll musical “Rock of Ages” is making a stop at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center for the show’s national tour Jan. 22. The Tony Award-nominated sensation is a comedic love story centered around a young, small-town girl who

falls in love with a famous bigcity rocker, set on none other than Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip circa 1987. The show tells an entertaining and feel-good rock ‘n’ roll story to the tune of numerous ’80s glam metal and rock legends of the decade, including popular classic rock tracks from Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and more. DeAnne Frazier, a WVU graduate student, saw the mu-

sical on Broadway last December and said it was a one-of-akind show. “It’s a good mix of a love story and a comedy, but the cheesy, fun ‘80s vibe with big hair and big personalities tied with all the nostalgic party-hard music, makes it unique from other traditional Broadway shows,” Frazier said. The jukebox musical, based on a book written by Chris D’Arienzo, first premiered in July 2005 at King King club on Hollywood Boulevard under

the direction of Kristin Hanggi and became an instant success before making its home on Broadway in 2009. It has since received rave reviews from publications such as Spin, Rolling Stone Magazine and the New York Times, and has often been applauded for its unique interactive and light-hearted style. The actors will often directly address the audience while in character- a theater technique referred to as breaking the “fourth wall,” which is not often

used in contemporary Broadway productions. It has additionally been transformed into a full-length feature film starring Tom Cruise and Julianne Hough, set for release under New Line Cinema later this year. Morgantown was added as the fourth stop to the second “Rock of Ages” U.S. tour and is expected to bring big excitement to the college town. “This will be my second time seeing this production, and I’m so excited that Morgantown is

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Ashton Kutcher says he wants to return to ‘Two and a Half Men’ PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A clean-cut Ashton Kutcher said Wednesday that he’s interested in continuing with “Two and a Half Men” beyond this season and CBS wants him, too. Kutcher’s addition to television’s most popular comedy following star Charlie Sheen’s implosion was a grand experiment that has worked out better than CBS or the producers could have dreamed. The show is up 20 percent in viewers over Sheen’s final season, the Nielsen ratings company said, and Kutcher has also brought in a younger crowd. “I’ve had a blast,” said Kutcher, who plays the heart-

broken Walden Schmidt. “Since I stopped doing `That `70s Show’ I’ve always wanted to go back and do television.” Kutcher appeared at a news conference without the long hair and beard he has worn this season. It was cut as part of the plot in an episode of “Two and a Half Men” that airs Monday, he said. Kutcher will be working on movies after filming for this season of “Two and a Half Men” concludes, but “right now I’m looking at it as a hiatus,” he said. CBS would have to strike a new deal with actors and producers to continue the show beyond this season. All parties

seem interested in working it out, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said. “In spirit and intent, everybody is very motivated,” she said. Series creator Chuck Lorre said he gave thought to ending the series after Sheen left last season and couldn’t imagine it continuing. But CBS and his cocreator, Lee Aronsohn, nudged him to continue. “Lee said, “Why not try? If we fail, no one would be physically harmed,’” Lorre said. “It seemed like such a heartbreaking way to end, and we didn’t want it to, so we said let’s keep the light on.” Writers were able to change

the tone by making Kutcher’s character a heartbroken Internet billionaire who has everything he wants except the woman he loves. Jon Cryer, who played Sheen’s annoying little brother, is now Schmidt’s older friend. It was all a welcome tone change, Aronsohn said. “It’s been a lot of fun and a challenge to create a different show with a lot of the same elements,” he said. Lorre, who was the target of sharp barbs from Sheen last spring after he was fired, said he wished his former star well. “I really do,” he said. “I’m glad he’s sober and I think it’s terrific.”

VU lawsuit: Foundation’s banana use is unappealing NEW YORK (AP) — Legendary rock band The Velvet Underground sued the Andy Warhol Foundation on Wednesday, saying the banana design created by Warhol and used by the group on its first album cover in 1967 should not be used by or sold for use by others. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan claimed the foundation slipped up when it licensed the design for use on iPhone and iPad products and has ignored repeated requests to stop licensing the banana image. The lawsuit cited the success of the group’s first record, saying it became known as “The Banana Album” because of the design and it has since become a symbol of The Velvet Underground. It asked a judge to de-

clare that the foundation has no copyrights in the design because it is in the public domain and that the band be awarded any profits the foundation has received. A message for comment left with the foundation was not returned. According to the lawsuit, Warhol played a role in the making of “The Velvet Underground and Nico” album, suggesting that Christa Paffgen, professionally known as Nico, sing three of the songs. And it said the band shared its $3,000 royalty advance for the album with Warhol in exchange for his furnishing of the banana illustration for the record cover. “The Banana design became a symbol, truly an icon, of The Velvet Underground,” the lawsuit said.

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The Velvet Underground is suing the Andy Warhol Foundation the banana design created by Warhol and used by the group on its first album cover. The Velvet Underground decided to bring the lawsuit after learning last year that the Warhol Foundation has agreed to

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Blue Ivy Carter becomes youngest ever on Billboard charts NEW YORK (AP) — She’s not even a week old, but Blue Ivy Carter is already making music history. Billboard says that thanks to her dad, Jay-Z, featuring her on his new song, “Glory,” Blue becomes the youngest person to ever appear on its chart. Jay-Z released the song about his first-born child with wife Beyonce on Monday, and it immediately became a viral sensation. The song, which credits B.I.C., features the sound of Blue’s cries at the end. The song’s refrain is “The most amazing feeling I feel/ Words can’t describe what I’m feeling for real/ Maybe I paint the sky blue/My greatest creation was you. You. Glory.” Now, the song will enter Billboard’s chart next week at No. 74. Blue was born Saturday, and her parents confirmed her birth Monday.

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JEWELMANLLC.COM close to downtown, next to Arnold Hall. 3,4,5&6/BR houses. Excellent condition. A/C, W/D, parking and yard. Utilities included. No dogs. 12 month lease. 304-288-1572 or 296-8491 NEW HOUSE AVAILABLE MAY 15 ON Downtown Campus. 5BR, 3BA, family room, game room, living room, lease/dep required. NO PETS. Off st parking, DW, WD, etc. 304-599-6001

UNFURNISHED HOUSES 2 BR HOUSE. W/D, dishwasher. $800/mo Available now through May. Call 304-292-8102. No calls after 8:00 p.m. please. 3 & 4 BEDROOM HOUSES convenient to Law/Med. Center/Town. No Pets. Available May/June. 304-276-3792

M or F RESPONSIBLE ROOMMATE WANTED to share new 2BR 2BTH townhouse with lawstudent. Except for your bedroom, fully furnished including wW/D, lg. flat screen, parking, etc. Near WVU, shopping, restaurants, etc. $425 plus 1/2 utilities 304-633-7268 MUST SEE MALE/FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED close to Arnold hall excellent condition, W/D & parking. Individual lease. $395-$450 all utilities included. 304-288-1572 or 304-296-8491.

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

HELP WANTED BARTENDING UP TO $300 A DAY potential. No experience necessary. Age 18 plus. Training available. 800-965-6520 Ext. 285 JOE MAMA’S FORMALLY LAZY LIZARD NOW HIRING Bartenders, bouncers, and dancers. 301-992-6874. MARIO’S FISHBOWL NOW HIRING a part time cook and server. Apply in person at 704 Richwood Avenue.


CALL 304-293-4141

Ashley Oaks 2BR $380/Person $760 Valley View 1BR $610 Valley View 2BR $320/Person $640 Valley View 2BR/2BA $410/Person $820

AVAILABLE 5/1/12. 3 AND 4 BR house. Recently remodeled. Partially furnished. Close to campus. Off-street parking. 296-8801.


ACROSS FROM ARNOLD HALL. 4/5/6 BR House. 121 Richwood & 700 Cass st. and others. Parking, WD, DW, Utilities Included. 12 month lease. NO PETS. 304-288-1572 or 304-282-1831

In Sunnyside 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Unfurnished Townhomes With covered Parking $650 per person Now Leasing

DOWNTOWN PROPERTIES Phone: 304-413-0900

$600/MO WD AVAILABLE February. 2BR 1BA. Near GlenMark Center. 304-292-8102. No calls after 8PM.



Now Leasing for 2012-2013

2 Min. From Hospital and Evansdale Bus Service

1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments For Rent



24 Hour Maintenance/Security Laundry Facilities

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3,4,5,6 BR Houses walk to class. Some parking. W/D. No Pets. Available June 1,2012. Lease./Deposit. Max Rentals 304-291-8423.

Mountain Line Bus Service Every 10 Minutes and Minutes From PRT




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

“The Largest & Finest Selection of Properties”


PLUS UTILITIES Courtyard W. 2BR $490/Person

Year Lease


4BR AVAILABLE NOW DOWNTOWN location. 2BA, backyard, porch, parking, and laundry facility. 304-685-6565 or 304-685-5210. August and May lease.


Now Leasing for 2012 - 2013 Apartments & Houses


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


WILKINS RENTALS 304-292-5714

2-3 BR. Walk to class. Parking. Some utilities. No Pets. Available June 1, 2012. Lease/Deposit. Max Rentals 304-291-8423.

A 4 BR 2 BATH DUPLEX. W/D. DW. Off-street parking. 10 minutes walk to main campus. $1200/month without utility. 304-319-0437.

• 1, 2, 3 & 4 People • South Park, Health Sciences • Quiet Neighborhood • Impressive Furnishings DW / Micro / AC • Off Street Lighted Parking • Laundry Facilities

GREEN PROPERTIES: 1 BR Apts close to downtown $370-$575/mo. 3BR Apts $400/per person in Sunnyside and Southpark. No pets. 304-216-3402.

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

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

Any Further

FIVE (5) 1/BR APARTMENTS NOW available. West Run, Morgantown. $600/mo each plus $300/dep. NO PETS. Call Jess: 304-290-8572.

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

“The Largest & Finest Selection of Properties”



$675 $900

Copperfield 1BR $610 Copperfield 2BR $370/Person $740 Copperfield 2BR/2BA $397.50/Person $795 w w w. m e t r o p r o p e r t y m g m t . n e t NOW OR MAY. 1, 2, & 3 BR Close to main campus. Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher, Private Parking. Pets w/fee. 508-788-7769.

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NOW RENTING TOP OF FALLING RUN ROAD Morgan Point 1+2/BR $590-$790+ utilities. Semester lease. WD. DW. Parking. NO PETS. Call: 304-290-4834.

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NOW SHOWING! 1,2,3,4BR Apartments Downtown for May 2012. Please NO PETS. 304-296-5931.

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PROFESSIONAL/GRADUATE Quiet 1/BR Kitchen, Bath. 5/min walk to Walnut PRT. LOWER SOUTH PARK. Everything included. $500/mo. 304-216-3332 or 304-296-3332 TWO APARTMENTS: 2/3 BR—W/D, Off-street parking. 3/BR—W/D. Leases start 05/15/12. Garbage, cable not included. 717 Willey Street up from Arnold Hall. No Smoking, No Pets 304-685-9550.

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The DA 1-12-2012  

The January 12 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper.

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