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Thursday April 12, 2012

Volume 125, Issue 135

WVU discusses potential fall break by mackenzie mays city editor

West Virginia University administrators are discussing plans to implement a fall break for the upcoming school year. In a faculty senate meeting Monday, a proposed 2013-14 academic calendar did not feature a fall break and was subsequently rejected, said Faculty Senate Chair Lesley Cottrell. Now, the calendar commit-

tee is weighing the pros and cons and has the next two weeks to decide how to rearrange its regular calendar days to make it work. “Everyone wants a fall break, including WVU faculty, staff and students. I think we are all hopeful that we can get it, and everyone understands the need for it,” Cottrell said. “But, the options are not great for where these extra days would come from so that’s the tricky part.”

The proposed break, which would be an extended weekend falling on the ninth week of classes just after midterms, cannot impose on the required 15 weeks of instruction. “People don’t want to sacrifice their Thanksgiving break time, and classes that require lab courses would be affected because they need that full week, otherwise students are missing a whole week’s worth of work just because they’re off that one day,” Cottrell said.

University honors professors for outstanding teaching by bryan bumgardner staff writer

For some professors, teaching is more than textbooks and curriculum – it’s about changing students’ lives. West Virginia University has honored six professors with the 2012 WVU Foundation Award for Oustanding Teaching. The recipients are from a wide range of disciplines, but all have made an impact on their students. “I’m not afraid to go above and beyond in the classroom,” said Gina Martino Dahlia, award recipient and assistant professor in the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism. Dahlia has a reputation for being demanding and tough, but also for bringing out the best in her students. “If there’s a kid that doesn’t show up for class, I’ll call them,” she said. “For some, it’s the first time a teacher has ever called on them, asked what they’re doing – and actually cared.” Dahlia said that personal interaction drives students to want to succeed, and she

pushes even the most discouraged students to do their best. She said seeing her students succeed fuels her passion for teaching. “It says a lot about the power that teachers have to shape somebody’s life and help them be all they can be,” she said. Award recipient Mark Schraf started his teaching career with an idea. “I remember thinking, I was gonna be as animated as possible, to try and be the kind of chemistry teacher I never had when I was an undergrad,” he said. Schraf said he discovered a style of teaching that makes chemistry accessible to everyone. “I go over the top and be animated and bring in tons of metaphors, so then everyone can laugh and relax,” he said. Schraf is a teaching assistant professor in the C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry. His casual style of dress and high energy lectures capture

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“Things like that keep popping up. We can do this, but people might need to give something up.” Cottrell said she thinks joining the likes of local schools such as Virginia Tech and the University of Pittsburgh could benefit the student body as a whole. “Right after midterms, everyone needs to take a mental break. People just reach their peak, and we’ve seen some issues come from that,” she said.

“Studies show a break like this could help decrease behavioral problems and even keep students motivated and stay in school longer.” The largest option that’s been discussed is a MondayTuesday period or ThursdayFriday period, Cottrell said. Student Government Association President Jason Bailey serves on the calendar committee and said students need a break from classes and exams before Thanksgiving break.

“Physical and mental burnout is common among college students today amidst their workload, and not providing students any relief surrounding midterms almost guarantees increased stress levels that could lead to poor academic performance and a slippery slope that ultimately causes a student to leave the University,” he said. Bailey said it is the duty of

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Odong Kizito, a native of Uganda, speaks on behalf of Invisible Children in Brooks Hall at WVU Wednesday.

Invisible Children Roadies help bring awareness to Kony 2012 movement

First lady recognizes Autism Awareness Month

by carlee lammers staff writer


Kizito speaks on behalf of Invisible Children to a packed room in Brooks Hall at West Virginia University Wednesday.

The Invisible Children roadies visited West Virginia University Wednesday to empower students to take “informed action” in the effort to open the eyes of millions and “Stop Kony.” WVU sociology professor Daniel Brewster hosted an Invisible Children Roadies presentation to bring awareness to the longest-running war in Africa, led by Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army. According to Invisible Children, Kony has abducted nearly 30,000 children from central Africa and forced them to serve as soldiers in the LRA and as wives for LRA soldiers.

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WVU First Lady Beth Clements speaks to students about the challenges of special needs children, including her own experience with her daughter, Grace.

by Lacey Palmer staff writer

For West Virginia University first lady Beth Clements, the issue of autism and other developmental disorders is one that hits close to home. The WVU chapter of Autism Speaks U invited Clements to speak during the organization’s last meeting of the semester as part of its Autism Awareness Month celebration. Clements, wife of WVU President James P. Clements, said the couple noticed early that their daughter, Grace, was not developing normally. The doctor continued to tell the Clements’ Grace would catch up, but Beth said her maternal instincts left her questioning.

“Gracie is perfect in my eyes, but the reality of the situation was less than perfect at first,” she said. Grace was diagnosed with Apraxia, a neurological disorder limiting her ability to speak. Beth said she was angry, in denial and upset when she first learned Grace’s diagnosis, and worried Grace would never get to experience certain things, but eventually learned to accept her daughter’s condition. She formed a support group with other mothers who have children with disabilities. “We read ‘The Purpose Driven Life,’ bonded, laughed more and cried less,” Beth said. Grace is now 12 years old,

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SGA nominates three governors for annual awards by kelsey montgomery staff writer

The West Virginia University Student Government Association nominated three members for its annual Governor of the Year Award Wednesday for their accomplishments during the 2011-12 school year. Governors Ryan Campione, Allison Rollins and Benjamin Seebaugh were nominated by multiple members of SGA to receive the honor and will speak at the SGA Inauguration Saturday, April 21 at the Erickson Alumni Center. Campione was endorsed by Seebaugh at the meeting. See-

baugh said Campione’s ambition to achieve all his proposed platforms, including being a force behind the addition to the Evansdale campus, showcased his loyalty to SGA. “Ryan has never made a promise to the student body that he couldn’t keep,” Seebaugh said. “I do not even think he sleeps. He has accomplished everything that he said he would last year and I think that alone speaks volumes to why he deserves this honor.” Rollins was endorsed by Governors Bridgette Boyd and Taj Rohr. The two governors praised Rollins for her dedication and leadership to orga-

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nize various SGA events and meetings. “Governor Rollins has shown excellent leadership this year that I believe deserved to be commended,” Rohr said. Boyd said many people do not get to witness firsthand the effort Rollins puts into the organization. “Rollins does so much behind the scenes that deserves a lot of credit,” Boyd said. “She is always so helpful and I always see her in the office working away on whatever needs to be done.” Seebaugh was given three endorsements by the board. The recent Truman Scholar has

been significant in social justice causes on campus, including LGBTQ equality and antibullying campaigns. “What makes Governor Seebaugh so outstanding is his character and humility,” Boyd said. “He has done so much and still expects nothing in return.” Governor Ray Zane said Seebaugh’s platform should be enough to earn him the honor. “We all have our own platforms and causes, but he is accomplishing social justice,” Zane said. “He has made the biggest change among all of

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SHUTOUT ON THE ROAD The West Virginia baseball team lost to Maryland 3-0 Wednesday night in a one-game series in College Park, Md. SPORTS PAGE 8


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Thursday April 12, 2012

Third annual Diversi-Tea kicks off Spring Diversity Days by joann snoderly correspondent

Tea and conversation could be the best remedy for cultural awareness. West Virginia University’s Spring Diversity Days kicked off Wednesday evening with the third annual Diversi-Tea Celebration in the Mountainlair and provided participants with an opportunity to sample food and beverages from across the world while celebrating cultural diversity. The event also honored individuals at WVU who have showcased leadership in the area of diversity appreciation. This year’s award recipients were Bob Pirner and Sara Middleton. Pirner, a Native American Studies professor, is originally from the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota and is one of only 6,000 people fluent in Lakota, the native language of the Lakota people of the Sioux tribe. Pirner was celebrated for

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students’ attention – and help them learn some chemistry. “I’ve never been one to shy away from making a fool of myself to get the point across. I felt, why not? If I can get their attention, then I can get them to learn,” he said. Schraf advises his students to pursue their passions, not just a big paycheck. “Don’t do anything for the money, because the money will never be enough. Do what you love to do,” he said. “Anytime you’re doing something and an hour has gone by and you didn’t even think any time had passed, you should


Blackberry pastries sit on a table filled with appetizers at the Diversi-Tea Party Wednesday evening in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. his efforts to promote Native American studies at WVU and to improve the lives and career opportunities of disabled persons. “I had the great fortune to be raised in a culture of generosdo those things more often – it means you’re doing what you’re meant to do.” Other recipients of the award include: Brian Ballentine, assistant professor and professional writing and editing program coordinator; Kenneth P. Blemings, professor of biochemistry, genetics, and developmental biology with the WVU Division of Animal and Veterinary Sciences; James W. Lewis, assistant professor of physiology and pharmacology with the WVU Robert. C. Byrd Heath Sciences Center School of Medicine; and Kate Staples, assistant professor of history at WVU.

ity, to be raised in a community that valued things other than material wealth,” Pirner said. “For 25 years here in Morgantown, I have used what I was taught on the Rosebud Lakota Reservation. My men-


Continued from page 1 us and he’s done it within this year.” The winner of the award will be announced at the next SGA meeting Wednesday. President Jason Bailey announced a textbook exchange initiative will begin at WVU in conjunction with Potomac State College and the West Virginia University Institute of Technology. The exchange program will be available online


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happy and has high self-esteem, Beth said, and surprises their family every day with the progress she makes. “As I saw doors closing, God began to open windows for me through this experience,” she said. “Gracie is the defining part of our family in the absolute best ways possible.” Beth said her family is more compassionate, loving and closer because of Grace. The Clements’ have three other children; Tyler, 20, and two twin girls, Hannah and Maggie, 17.

tors told me ‘you bring honor to yourself and your relatives not by what you have, but by what you give away.’” Middleton, a senior exercise physiology student, was honored for her role in promoting and supporting the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning community at WVU and for her anti-bullying efforts. She has worked as a Safe Zone facilitator to act as a resource for LGBTQ students. Safe Zone, a program cosponsored by the WVU Council on Sexual Orientation, the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services and the President’s Office for Social Justice, works to promote an atmosphere of support and celebration for the LGBTQ community. Middleton has also worked as an education adviser for the Queer Student Union and with residential education partners to improve residential adviser training in the area of bullying prevention. In addition to the awards

and entertainment, the Diversi-Tea Celebration provided attendants with teas from various countries. Participants sampled bubble tea from China, chai tea from India and Turkish black tea, among others. Serkan Karadas, president of the Turkish Student Association, said sharing his country’s tea with the WVU community is a way of promoting Turkish culture and contributing to the school’s diversity. “Turkish tea is part of a daily routine,” Karadas said. “You start breakfast drinking your tea and they get two breaks when they work. You get a tea break at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. In Turkey we have tea gardens so you can just go there and order tea with your friends. Tea is a part of our daily life.” The association also displayed the special double teapot traditionally used to brew Turkish tea, along with the special glasses from which tea is served in Turkey. Tanya Tandon, a senior economics student, presented In-

dian chai tea, which is uniquely brewed with milk and sugar. Tandon said the tea culture in India is very similar to coffee drinking in America. “My parents have it five times a day,” Tandon said. “If my mom doesn’t have tea at least once a day she’s going to panic.” Sharon Mallow, program coordinator for the President’s Office for Social Justice, said the event was a way to bring people together in a stress-free environment. “You want to have a tea, for one thing, because it gets people away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and people get a chance to sit and mingle with people over tea,” she said. The event was co-sponsored by the President’s Office for Social Justice in association with the Office of International Students and Scholars, the Council for Women’s Concerns, and the Center for Women’s Studies.

and students will have the opportunity to personally sell or buy textbooks from other students at surrounding schools. “Potomac State did a pilot version of the exchange and it excelled,” Bailey said. “We hope to get at least 1,000 students to get involved right away, and through word of mouth and social media, like Facebook, I’m sure it’ll become popular in no time.” SGA City Liaison Evan Dove announced the Goodwill City initiative will begin during the upcoming football season and

will hold booths in various tailgating areas during home games. The initiative aims to promote responsible fan behavior among students and others to shed a positive light on the city of Morgantown, Dove said. “I think it’ll be a great thing to implement as we move to the Big 12 and meet new fan bases,” he said. Governor Isabelle Shepherd announced various events planned for Earth Week scheduled to begin Friday. Events will include a fashion show,

Mountainlair sustainability promotions and an electronics and clothing drive will take place next week. “There will be a lot of recycling, a lot of green and a lot of conservation going on next week,” Shepherd said. “I urge everyone to get involved in any event to take part in promoting sustainability on campus.” To find out more information on the upcoming green Earth Week, visit

Beth said although her daughter’s condition has posed some challenges for her family, her experience with Grace has been extremely rewarding. “We’re all more alike than we are different,” Beth said. “I love my daughter just like your mothers love you – we’re normal.” Autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. The disorders are characterized in varying degrees by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism Speaks U is a na-

tionwide program designed to provide a platform for college students to host autism awareness, advocacy and fundraising events. The amount of children diagnosed with autism has increased in recent years, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly one in 88 American children are estimated to be on the autism spectrum. Kasia Bryant, president of WVU’s chapter of Autism Speaks U, said she started the organization during the fall semester and is very passionate about autism. Her younger brother suffers from Asperger’s syndrome,

a form of high-functioning autism. “I’ve seen other schools do things concerning autism awareness, and I never actually saw anything here, so that’s why I wanted to start the Autism Speaks U organization here at WVU,” Bryant said. Students can learn more about Autism Speaks U at WVU and view upcoming events by visiting its Facebook page at To learn more about the Autism Speaks national organization, visit www.


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“We want to make sure that awareness gets translated into informed action,” said Freesia Levine, Invisible Children Roadies volunteer. Kony took leadership of an existing rebel group and renamed it the LRA in 1987. The LRA has since earned a reputation for its cruel and brutal tactics. When Kony found himself running out of fighters, he began abducting children to be soldiers in his army or “wives” for his officers, and he encourages the his forces to rape, mutilate and kill civilians, according to Invisible Children. During the presentation the Roadies showed “KONY 2012, a film which has reached more than 130 million views on YouTube. “We built a community around the idea that where you live shouldn’t determine whether you live,” said KONY 2012 film producer Jason Russell. On April 20, cities worldwide will participate in the movement’s “Cover the Night”


Freesia Levine, a representative from the nonprofit organization Invisible Children introduces the organization’s viral video ‘Kony 2012’ at West Virginia University Wednesday. campaign. The campaign’s objective is to cover entire cities in posters and flyers with Kony’s name and picture in efforts to “make Kony famous.” “We need to get this movement off the internet and into Morgantown,” Levine said. “We need to see that Kony poster by the sushi restaurant, we need to see that poster by the mall – we need that reminder.” IC Roadie volunteer Odong Kizito, a northern Uganda native, said growing up as a young child he was fortunate enough to escape abduction into the LRA, but still re-

mained in constant fear. “As young kids we were not protected in any way – it was survival of the fittest,” he said. “It was not safe for us to even go to school; we were forced to leave our homes and live in a displacement camp – it was so hard for us.” Kizito encouraged those in attendance to raise their voices and contact their local policy makers to help make a difference in the world-wide effort to “Stop Kony”. “If we join hands together this time, we’ll see an end to this war this year,” he said. “As young people today, we have the power to make this a much more peaceful world than it’s ever been.” During the presentation the roadies addressed the popular question – “Is this movement just a fad?” Levine, who has been a vol-

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unteer for Invisible Children since 2006, said she believes young people today have the power to make the movement more than just a passing trend. “Regardless if we move onto the next headline, this is still going to be going on in central Africa. We have the privilege of moving on here, but we can’t let it happen,” she said. Brewster said it was important for students to become involved and to donate their time and effort to the movement. “A lot of you are interested in social activism as long as it only requires you to attach a link to Facebook – that’s not social activism,” Brewster said. “Now we’re asking you to take the step after that and become more involved.” Brewster and the WVU Invisible Children student organization will “Cover the Night” April 20 by covering University fraternity and sorority houses and Dragonfly restaurant with banners and flyers. Brewster also said Dragonfly will donate a portion of its proceeds from “Cover the Night” to Invisible children. “The better world we’re looking for is coming – it’s just waiting for us to stop at nothing,” Russell said. For more information on the Kony 2012 movement and Invisible Children visit www.


Continued from page 1 University officials to provide the best learning atmosphere for the student body. “It is our administration’s responsibility to look out for our students’ best interests to ensure they are performing to the best of their ability, and I believe an academic calendar that reflects adamant relief is pertinent to student success,” he said. Faculty senate will further discuss approving the break plans at its meeting on May 14.


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Obama campaign ready for a ‘ramping up’ on Romney WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the turmoil of the long primary season, President Barack Obama is right where he expected to be: taking on Mitt Romney and targeting him as a wishy-washy protector of the rich. With the November outcome likely to hinge on the economy, Obama will now engage more directly with the help of an experienced, well-financed campaign organization. The campaign for the White House took on a decidedly different feel on Wednesday, a true two-man race for the first time. Yet even as Republican Rick Santorum’s withdrawal a day earlier changed the dynamic, beginning the general election in earnest, the contours of the Romney-Obama race had already been becoming clear. Both sides will keep pounding voters with ferocious arguments over who has the best vision for jobs, economic security and giving Americans a shot at a better life. In sharp and steady doses, directly or through aides, Obama and Romney will also accuse the other of being dishonest with voters and out-of-touch with their daily woes. Everything gets faster and louder now. Obama will pick his spots in targeting Romney directly until the election draws closer, needing to juggle the demands of his job and eager to remind everyone that he is the one who is already the president. Obama’s Chicago-based campaign, meanwhile, will be working vigorously to challenge Romney and try to define him. In a sign of the bitter fight ahead, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina went after Romney the day the race was joined: “The more the American people see of Mitt Romney, the less they like him and the less they trust him.” The Obama campaign followed that on Wednesday with a video of some of Romney’s most divisive or awkward moments during the Republican primaries, titled: “Mitt Romney: Memories to last a lifetime.” The events that shape the race may well be surprises to the candidates as well as ev-


President Barack Obama arrives to speak at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. Seven months before the election, President Barack Obama is just where he expected to be: taking on Mitt Romney and targeting him as a wishy-washy protector of the rich. With the election likely to hinge on the economy, Obama is stepping firmly into a contentious race backed by an experienced and well-financed campaign organization. eryone else, like the economic collapse of late 2008. If the campaigns have their way, however, the narratives are set: Romney assailing Obama as an economic failure who had his shot, and Obama depicting Romney as one who would gut middle-class America. Essentially, Obama has already been running against Romney, who fell short in his 2008 effort to win the GOP nomination. Every time Obama talks about millionaires paying a fairer share in taxes to help all of America, as he did again Wednesday, it is meant as a contrast to Romney and his vision. Vice President Joe Biden has been out giving a battery of campaign speeches that take on Romney, including another one on Thursday in New Hampshire.

And long before Santorum bowed out this week, Obama had been trying to define the election as a clear, basic choice. His pitch is that Romney will revert to a harmful trickle-down, let-people-flail philosophy instead of spending tax dollars on core priorities and using the government as an enforcer of fairness for all. Romney sees Obama as a “throwback to the old-style Democrats of the past, big government, welfare state Democrats” who want America to become Europe. The race is on. It’s been on. “I think people think about this as some kind of switch going off, but it really is more like a ramping up,” Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod said as Romney’s status as nominee was assured. “There’s

no big line of demarcation, because the arguments have been developing over a long period of time.” At the White House, spokesman Jay Carney said Obama will methodically get more into campaign mode. But he said the president is still in a period where he will talk more about the agenda in front of him, both in Congress and on the world stage, than about “his general election opponent.” Yet life gets blurry when a president runs for a second term. Political fundraisers in battleground states and near the White House have become staples of Obama’s calendar. Even his official events, like a speech he gave on tax fairness at Florida Atlantic University on Tuesday, take on the unmistakable rah-rah feel of a campaign.

Romney, transitioning to his new role as all-but-sure nominee, showed a bit more swagger with Santorum out of the race. “The president’s campaign slogan was ‘hope and change,’” he said to cheers and laughter in Hartford, Conn. “I think that’s changing now to ‘let’s hope for change.’” The former Massachusetts governor stuck with his preferred message and itinerary, including Tuesday and Wednesday events in Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island, even though those heavily Democratic states will not be in play this fall. He also kept with his recent strategy of emphasizing his concern for women who own businesses, a clear sign that Democratic claims of GOP insensitivity to women have raised alarms.

Obama holds a doubledigit polling advantage among women, who have made up a majority of the electorate in each presidential year since 1984. Overall, polling on the race has Obama on the upswing in a matchup with Romney, suggesting the president begins the contest with a slight advantage. But his ratings on handling the economy remain in negative territory. A Washington Post-ABC News poll released this week said 47 percent say they trust Romney over Obama to handle the economy, compared with 43 percent who favor the president. And trust – or the lack of it – is already defining the race. Romney went off on the president’s candor with the American people in a speech last week, saying an open-microphone moment with the Russian president about second-term “flexibility” reflected his brand of leadership. “He is intent on hiding. You and I will have to do the seeking,” Romney said. The Obama campaign has launched its own response effort. Said Axelrod: “One thing that we’re going to be particularly vigilant about is monitoring what Gov. Romney says day-to-day, because sometimes it’s harder to know whose record he distorts more – his own or the president’s.” Obama’s campaign has a sizeable cash advantage over Romney’s, having more than $84 million in the bank at the end of February, Federal Election Commission records show. Romney’s campaign had about $7.2 million. This election cycle has also seen an explosion in the use of super political action committees, or super PACS, that can accept unlimited contributions, mostly from wealthy individuals but also from corporations and unions. Romney especially benefited from such a super PAC, which unleashed a barrage of ads in key states to help crush his Republican competition. Obama flip-flopped on his opposition to super PACS, but one group set up to assist him has had trouble attracting seven-figure donations and lags behind its Republicanoriented counterparts.

Stocks make a U-turn, rising after big decline NEW YORK (AP) — Investors on Wednesday all but forgot the previous day’s burdens and sent stocks soaring. It was a stark turnaround from the day before, when they’d pushed the market into a freefall on worries about European debt and corporate earnings in the U.S. Those fears about problems festering on both sides of the Atlantic were calmed thanks to a surprising profit from Alcoa and news that borrowing costs in Spain had edged down, a potential sign that investors have more faith – for now, anyway – in that country’s financial health. The result was a U-turn on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed as much as 129 points in early trading before settling at 12,805.39, up 89.46 points. The previous day, it had lost 214 points, the cap to its biggest and longest losing streak this year. European markets rose, too. Stocks climbed roughly 1 percent in major capitals, excluding Greece, after losing 2 to 3 percent the day before. Treasury prices fell, signaling that investors are more willing to put money in stocks. Other U.S. indexes also erased much of the previous day’s losses. The Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 10.12 points to 1,368.71 after losing 24 points

the day before. The Nasdaq composite climbed 25.24 points to 3,016.46 following a 56-point loss Tuesday. Alcoa rose more than 6 percent after reporting late Tuesday that it turned a profit in the first three months of the year and handily beat the expectations of Wall Street analysts, who were predicting a loss. Since Alcoa is the first company in the Dow average to report earnings, its results have a greater ability to move the market compared with companies that report later. More first-quarter results will be released over the next few weeks. Market watchers were divided over how long the gains would last and whether Alcoa’s profits actually mean anything for the rest of the earnings season. “I’m not predicting we’re going to have a blowout earnings quarter,” said David Armstrong, managing director of Monument Wealth Management in Alexandria, Va. “But I think if people thought earnings season was going to be bad, they may be pleasantly surprised.” “One earnings report?” countered Uri Landesman, president of the New York hedge fund Platinum Partners. The boost “will last until the first bad number.” For Europe as well, investors seemed anxious to latch onto

any piece of good news. They were cheered that the rate on Spain’s 10-year bonds dropped slightly after nearing 6 percent on Tuesday. Seven percent is generally considered the rate at which it becomes too expensive for a country to borrow money. Investors chose, largely, to ignore other signs blaring that problems in Europe are only hibernating and not solved. Spain’s borrowing costs are still dangerously high. Italy sold 12-month bonds but was forced to pay more than double the interest rate it paid last month. Even Germany, whose bonds are considered a safer investment, failed to sell all the 10-year bonds it had intended to. In Greece and France, upcoming elections threaten to unravel the uneasy peace that has been reached between the weak and strong countries in Europe. New leaders could unwind hard-fought deals that require Greece and others to cut spending in order to get bailout loans. Greece’s unpredictability rose to a new level Wednesday when the country announced it would hold par-

liamentary elections months ahead of schedule. Landesman described the dealmaking as “Band-Aid after Band-Aid,” rather than a real solution addressing Europe’s deep-rooted problems of overspending. “You can’t do that forever,” Landesman said. “There is a day of reckoning.” If it is hard to predict news out of Europe, it’s equally difficult to guess how investors will react to it – panicking one day and shrugging off similar developments on another day. There are plenty of days the market swings on news out of Europe that is merely incremental, or even when there’s no news at all. “A possible European recession? I don’t really think that’s new,” said Armstrong. “For people reacting as if this is new news, I think that’s poor discipline as a (long-term) investor.” Europe’s debt crisis and concerns about U.S. earnings haven’t been the only problems for the market in recent weeks. There are also signs that job growth is slowing and that the Federal Reserve is disinclined to pump more money into the economy.

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State, local elections must be researched With all of the excitement of the upcoming 2012 presidential election, it is easy to get swept up and forget about politics at the local and state levels. Although elected officials at the national level – presidents, senators and representatives – have enormous tasks to undertake, those making local decisions are equally as important and deserve the same attention from voters. It is common to hear residents make complaints about various aspects of local gov-

ernment, such as road repair, public schools or crime. But it seems less common for residents to take time out their day to research local and state candidates – the ones who have the power to fix many everyday problems. According to the U.S. Census, West Virginia’s state and local governments employs 93,358 people and spends $14,813,561 annually. All residents should pay close attention to where state and local taxes are being spent.

Government money is our money, and we as voters have the power to delegate the persons responsible for its expenditure. While national politics soak up the media spotlight, it is up to the state governments to decide the issues that affect our daily lives. With West Virginia continuously being ranked as one of the lowest business-friendly states, voters here should be making statements for change during the next election.

While the federal government occasionally does overstep its bounds and hinder state business decisions, it is the duty of state government to improve its conditions. The Environmental Protection Agency – a federal bureaucracy – was recently shot down for overstepping here in West Virginia. On March 23, the decision was made by the U.S. District Court that the EPA had no right to retroactively veto a coal plant permit.

The Mingo Logan Coal Company planned to invest $250 million in the Spruce Mine project, which would create roughly 200 jobs in West Virginia. This is just an example of how state decisions can directly affect citizens. So, before you complain about anything going on in the state, county or city, do some research on those you elect to fix the problems.

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Fair trade coffee isn’t as promising as most think tomas engle columnist

No doubt many have seen while shopping, or heard about on campus, the words “fair trade coffee.” But do most understand what it actually means? The label conjures up images of good deeds being done in a developing nation, but in actuality does little to help those it is intended to help, and may in fact be harming them in the long run. The concept of “fair trade” anything is that the endproduct, whether it be coffee, clothes or vegetables, is that they are purchased directly from the producer by the retailer, completely cutting out the “middle men” a.k.a. intermediaries who trade the product on the open market. The purpose is to pay producers of the product, whether they are farmers or manufacturers, a higher wage than they would have received if they had gone through an intermediary who would have then sold it for them to a retailer. This, in turn, is supposed to raise the standard of living and well-being of the producers by (reinvesting) of those profits into their communities. Fair trade, of course, has goals to ensure other things, such as safe working conditions, protection of the local environment, no discrimination, so on and so forth. But these goals are ancillary to getting more money for producers so it can improve their community and are not what make fair trade products unique. One of the initial drawbacks to fair trade coffee is that coffee bean growers are required to be part of a local cooper-

Fair trade coffee is traded by bypassing the coffee trader and therefore giving the producer (and buyer) higher profits. ative, which determines how the money gained from the selling of the beans will be spent within the community. While this system makes it easier for the fair trade retailer to accumulate coffee beans to sell and keep tabs on how the money is spent, it means less independence for the growers. While growers may be earning more in profits, they have less say on how it is spent. Public projects in the community are all well and good, but the possibility that the individual farmer and their family

may have known better how to spend their profits is now gone as an option. Becoming a fair trade producer also requires farmers to adhere to the set of standards that fair trade retailers demand. One of the requirements being that no child labor be used at all is a highly unrealistic restriction. While abhorred in the First World, children working in tandem with their parents or part-time are often the difference between going with and going without in the Third World.

There is nothing intrinsically horrible about child labor; every developing country goes through a phase where families have to depend on every member to contribute toward their survival. Taking away this option for poor families makes them worse off, despite the best of intentions from fair trade retailers. Another claim by fair trade groups is that many small coffee farmers cannot receive enough of a profit back when they sell their beans, entering them into a cycle of debt and

even greater poverty. This is absolutely true, but it begs the question why fair trade groups would then enable them to stay in an enterprise that loses money. Subsidizing farmers to grow a product that they cannot produce below cost is not helping them, but harming them. Not only are they now in an enterprise that can only make money if people pay more than their product is worth – effectively charity – they are also now trapped in a cycle where despite their best at-

tempts they are still subject to the whims of nature. Floods, droughts, pests and diseases can all destroy a whole season’s crops and the farmers’ fortunes with it. Encouraging farmers and their families to stay in such a feast-or-famine profession does not expand their options in life, but keeps them in a state of subsistence agriculture. The best way to help those working low-skill, low-wage jobs in the developing world,is to simply let them make their own decisions.

When pepper spray is the face of a college education trent kays minnesota daily University of Minnesota

Last week, students protesting fee hikes at Santa Monica College were pepper sprayed by members of the college’s police force as they attempted to enter a Board of Trustees meeting. The police officers involved kept the protestors at bay and from airing their grievances and voices with the Board of Trustees. Adamant not to let the protestors into the meeting, the police force held them back, and in an all too damning photo now spread across the internet, a police sergeant stands pointing at the protestors while holding his baton over his head ready to strike. This scenario is a horrifying one, and much like the U. California-Davis incident in which seated students were pepper sprayed, one I never thought I’d see on a college campus.


When did it become wrong for students to air their grievances? When did it become wrong for students to stand together on their campus? Students have a right to their opinion and anger when they see their education becoming less valuable but more expensive. Yet, incidents, like the one at Santa Monica College, are examples of a system rotting from the inside. A university education is still the goal of many people. Even though the value of that education seems to be dwindling at some levels, people still flock to college campuses around the country to study in the hope that they may better their life circumstances. However, students seem to only be permitted to disagree if that disagreement doesn’t get in the way of the university administration’s politics. All education is political, but universities don’t always educate students on how to navigate such politics. If the UC-Davis and Santa Monica College incidents have taught us anything, it’s that students aren’t allowed to voice their

opinions to people who control the politics of a campus, that students don’t deserve to be around those who take the control of their education away from them. Students should control their education. Students should have a say about their education and future. Yet, students’ voices on campus are increasingly unvalued. This phenomenon will destroy education in this country. Without students, there is no need for universities. Protest and debate should be encouraged on all university campuses because it is the passion of students that keeps higher education afloat. So, when events transpire that exemplify the lack of respect by administrators and university officials for students’ voices, it’s disheartening and counter to what a university should exemplify: respect for and service to the public good. Reports of police brutality and overzealousness have become commonplace in the news media. Reports of police arbitrarily arresting people

without probable cause, pepper spraying randomly and without direction and bullying citizens engaged in protest are common news stories now. College campuses are not immune. But what does it mean for the future of education and protest? These types of incidents create a hostile environment in a place where hostility should not exist. Universities are supposed to be centers of learning and expression. Students should be able to peacefully protest and challenge those officials who would stand in the way of their education. What becomes troublesome is when those officials dismiss the issues of students as not their problem. Indeed, education is becoming far too expensive in this country, and there aren’t enough protests about it. How long are we going to let the price of education rise in this country? Soon only the very wealthy will be able to afford education, and those without will continue to be subjugated to those with ad-

vanced privilege. Access to education is no longer enough. We must have access to those who will control and direct our education. University administrators and those in power must be held accountable and must be accessible to the students whose lives they hold in the palm of their hands. The examples of police officers arbitrarily pepper spraying students, professors, children and others in their way is symptomatic of a system run amok. It is symptomatic of administrators who are out of touch with the populations of their universities. It is symptomatic of how university officials see students: as cattle. Students, who continuously see their rights eroded, are becoming cattle that are seen as nothing more than PEZ dispensers forking over loan money that they’ll never be able to pay off. So, when students finally stand up and protest such lack of respect, what happens? They get pepper sprayed by baton wielding, overzealous police officers.

Welcome to your college experience. This type of behavior is unacceptable on many levels, but none so more than that it is an overt example of oppression in a place that should be fighting oppression. The issues at stake are not merely about tuition hikes; it’s about a student’s constitutionally protected rights being eroded in the one place many thought they’d never see them eroded: a university. The future of higher education in the U.S. is an ambiguous one; however, at the heart of that future will be the students and their teachers. It would be a shame if that future was one of voiceless students and teachers locked inside their walled classrooms instead of a passionate group of people working for a better and more equitable world. George Orwell once remarked, “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.” I really hope Orwell was wrong, but the path we’re heading down doesn’t look promising.

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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.


CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS, a 12-step program to assist participants in developing healthier relationships of all kinds, meets at 7 p.m. in the conference room of Chestnut Ridge Hospital. For more information, call Mary at 304-296-3748. LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE COLLEGIATE CORPS meets at the Lutheran Chapel at 8 p.m. The LDRCC responds to regional and national disasters. No experience is necessary. For more information, visit MUSLIM STUDENTS ASSOCIATION hosts a weekly Islam and Arabic class at 6:30 p.m. in the Monongahela Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, call 304-906-8183 or email THE MORGANTOWN CHESS CLUB meets from 7 p.m. in the basement of the First Christian Church at 100 Cobun Ave. Meetings will not be held the last Thursday of every month. For more information, visit CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST holds its weekly CRU meetings at 9 p.m. in Room G24 of Eiesland Hall. People can join others for live music, skits and relevant messages. For more information, email roy.baker@ or visit UNITED METHODIST STUDENT MOVEMENT meets at 7 p.m. at the Campus Ministry Center on the corner of Price and Willey streets. For more information, email WVU CLUB TENNIS practices from 9-10 p.m. at Ridgeview Racquet Club. For carpooling, call 304-906-4427. New members are always welcome. THE WVU YOUNG DEMOCRATS meets at 7 p.m. in the Blackwater Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, email kross3@mix.wvu. edu. WVU WOMEN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE team meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Shell Building. No experience is necessary. For more information, email

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Sarah Lemanski at sarah_lemanski@ TRADITIONAL KARATE CLASS FOR SELF-DEFENSE meets at 9 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A of the Student Recreation Center. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION meets at 8 p.m. at the International House on Spruce Street. BISEXUAL, GAY, LESBIAN AND TRANSGENDER MOUNTAINEERS meets at 8 p.m. in the Laurel Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, email CHESS CLUB meets from 6-9 p.m. in the food court of the Mountainlair. Players of all skill levels are invited to come. For more information, email THE CATALAN TABLE will meet at 4 p.m. at Maxwell’s restaurant. All levels welcome. For more information, call 304-293-5121 ext. 5509. INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP meets at 7 p.m. in 316 Percival Hall. For more information, call 304-376-4506 or 304-276-3284. FREE ARABIC/ISLAM CLASSES will be hosted by the Muslim Students’ Association from 6-8 p.m. in the Kanawha Room of the Mountainlair. To register, email schaudhr@mix.


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 walk-in clinic is offered weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Services include educational, career, individual, couples and group counseling. Please visit www.well.wvu. edu to find out more information. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN needs volunteers. WIC provides education, supplemental foods and immunizations for pregnant women and children under five years of age. This is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. For more information, call 304-598-5180 or 304-598-5185. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a United Way agency, is looking for volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-on-one community-based and school-based mentoring programs. To volunteer, call Sylvia at 304-983-2823, ext. 104 or email 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@ LITERACY VOLUNTEERS is seeking volunteers for one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and English as a second language. Volunteer tu-

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tors will complete tutor training, meet weekly with their adult learners, report volunteer hours quarterly, attend at least two in-service trainings per year and help with one fundraising event. For more information, call 304-296-3400 or email CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. THE WELLWVU CONDOM CLOSET is held in the Kanawha Room of the Mountainlair every Wednesday from 11 a.m.-noon. The closet sells condoms for 25 cents each or five for $1.00. 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 Let go of a need to have your life work out in a certain way. The more you push, the less likely you will achieve your goals. Accept changes in your immediate environment and make needed adjustments to a transforming status quo. If you are single, your desirability speaks to many people. Make choices accordingly, and keep in mind the type of relationship you desire. If you are attached, your charisma adds many sparks to the relationship. Enjoy the heat. CAPRICORN acts like an authority. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Take charge and handle a personal matter before it gets out of control. You can let this matter sit on the back burner, but the cost could be far higher than you anticipate. Your innate good will goes far; let others see your intentions. Tonight: Burning the candle at both ends. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHHH You juggle many different interests, but you see a continuum in the various areas you are involved with. Use this information to enhance your perspective and ability to deal with an onslaught of information in the future. Tonight: Where you’ve always wanted to go. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH You might want to continue a discussion, especially if you see an opening. The other party will see you in a new light. For that reason, you might want to open up communication once more. Know that you

have a lucky rabbit’s foot in your back pocket. Tonight: Dinner and discussions.

sponse, and decide what you want to do. Tonight: The answer is “yes.”

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH You finally can witness what you’ve sensed has been going on. A key associate or friend sees you in a different light. Open up communication with a child or loved one. Let a sense of camaraderie permeate your relationships. Tonight: All smiles.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH A change involving funds could be occurring. Your bank might have changed its policies; payments might be due a different day. You will discover a change in the status quo. Be aware of your options. Tonight: Relax. Choose a favorite pastime.

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHHH Observe the interaction between you and a certain someone. Your instincts will take you to a new realm of thinking, and you’ll see your relationship differently. Use care with a major purchase. Tonight: Surprises or unexpected events come forward.

CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHHH Take an opportunity to reveal your thoughts and explain the depth of what you are feeling. Let go of fear or resistance, as the response will be positive. Do not attempt to get involved in a power play. Tonight: Use the moment to plan or even start your weekend.

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH Listen to your intuitive voice, even if it seems to plot a different path from the one you are on. Sometimes being uncomfortable works well. Be willing to take a grounded risk. You know your limits and how far you can go. Tonight: Trust your judgment. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHH Tension builds as you realize that you are not up to doing something you need to do. A close friend or associate nudges you to take the next step; be sure that you can deal with it. Tonight: Do errands on the way home. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHHH You say what you mean, and eventually that message gets through to someone. Your ability to communicate your desires to others draws quite a reaction from them. Sort through the heavy re-

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHH You might not reveal exactly what you are thinking because you could be trying to gauge what others are thinking as well. Do not form judgments until you have all the facts. Act on an unusually strong sense of well-being. Tonight: Get some extra Z’s. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH A meeting does not need to be awkward. Drop that expectation, and you might be delighted by what follows. Complete errands, and try to get as much done as you can. Getting together with a friend or loved one buoys your spirit. Tonight: Respond to a friend’s request. BORN TODAY Talk-show host David Letterman (1947), author Tom Clancy (1947), author Scott Turow (1949)


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ACROSS 1 Loathe 6 Poke into 11 “Blue Hawaii” prop 14 Rear 15 Houston hockey team 16 Frat letters 17 *Place for after-dinner courses 19 Banned pesticide 20 Magic show reaction 21 Lots 22 “Omertà” author 23 Mystery writer John Dickson __ 25 *Repress 27 Double-__: puzzle type 30 German pronoun 31 When many Lyon Lions are born 32 Brownish purple 35 Certain commuter’s aid 39 Utter 40 See 33-Down, and word that can precede the end of the answers to starred clues 42 Grinder 43 Uncredited actor 45 Yani Tseng’s org. 46 Home of Miami University 47 Neighbor of Leb. 49 Neverending 51 *Skating exhibitions 56 Fertile Crescent land 57 Musty 58 Butter sources 60 American rival: Abbr. 63 “__ Fine Day”: 1963 hit 64 *Delta’s aptly named monthly 66 Fly the coop 67 Stud 68 Assays 69 Like some looks 70 Put up 71 Sorority letters DOWN 1 River of Tuscany 2 “Joanie Loves Chachi” co-star 3 Hearer of final appeals 4 __Kosh B’Gosh 5 Comeback 6 Go to and fro 7 Post-op program 8 Maine campus town 9 Promotes 10 Immigrant’s subj.

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11 Excessive 12 Invasive Japanese vine 13 Prevent legally 18 What ad libbers ignore 22 Overabundance 24 Star 26 “My country, __ ...” 27 Horn, for one 28 Gravy thickener 29 Ringlet 33 With “and” and 40-Across, emissions-reducing method whose first word (this answer) can follow the start of the answers to starred clues 34 Sidle 36 Burger follower 37 “Nessun dorma,” e.g. 38 Combine, as assets 41 Using (up) 44 Fireplace powder 48 Chair on a porch 50 Fake 51 Fan club focuses

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WVU searches for wins in final weekend vs. Seton Hall and Rutgers by robert kreis sports writer

With the final spot in the Big East championships up for grabs, the West Virginia women’s tennis team is looking for at least one victory this weekend, when they close out their regular season at Seton Hall Saturday and at Rutgers Sunday. “We have a very good opportunity to win,” said head coach Tina Samara. “We can beat Seton Hall, and we probably can beat Rutgers.” With the postseason on the line, Samara is interested to see how the Mountaineers will respond. “I don’t know if I’ve ever seen this group have to win with something on the line,” Samara said. “I am curious to see how they react to that.” Seton Hall currently sits with a record of 6-11, but only one of those wins has come against a Big East Conference member. West Virginia holds a record of 4-14 with a sole Big East win coming against Connecticut Feb. 18.

Ousting the Pirates should seal the final spot in the championship for the Mountaineers. Beating both Seton Hall and Rutgers should do all but send the Big East championship invitation to West Virginia. The Scarlet Knights have a record of 9-8 and 4-3 in the Big East. Before facing the Mountaineers, Rutgers will square off against Seton Hall today and Pittsburgh Saturday. After going through an injury spell, Samara is hopeful that the Mountaineers will regain their confidence before this weekend’s matches. As of right now, the team is the healthiest it has been all season, and a big part of that is because of junior Emily Mathis. Mathis, who played No. 1 singles for the first 10 matches of the season, had been dealing with a stomach strain that caused her to serve underhand at times. Samara attributes the injury to not only hurting the Flower Mount, Texas, native’s serve, but also her confidence. “I think (Emily’s injury)

killed her confidence,” Samara said. “I think after the injury she started feeling like she had to do more than she needed to, and before the injury she was very comfortable with how she was playing.” That being said, Samara is confident Mathis is ready to return to her pre-injury form. “I think she should be okay now,” Samara said. “She is in a better place than she has been as far as coming to grips with (her injury) and not freaking out about it.” As the Mountaineers try to make a final push, Samara, who was a successful college tennis player herself, tries to call upon her own experiences, but realizes her success as a player does not translate to success as a coach. “(My experience) matters if I can use it to help (the team),” Samara said. “At the end of the day, what I did as a player doesn’t really matter. “Certainly (my) success as a player doesn’t instantaneously make me a great coach.”

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Junior Emily Mathis and the West Virginia tennis team will play the final two matches of the regular season this weekend against Seton Hall and Rutgers.


Freshman Haley has bright future with Mountaineers by sebouh majarian sports writer

Her collegiate debut might not have gone as planned, but with a solid freshman season and a fountain of potential yet to be tapped, the future looks bright for Dayah Haley and the West Virginia gymnastics team. The Mountaineers (21-5, 12-1 EAGL) finished the 2012 season with an Eastern Atlantic Gymnastics League title while placing fifth at the Auburn region of the NCAA Regional Championships. Haley started her career off on the right foot, scoring a 9.775 on vault before falling during her next two routines. She showed resilience throughout season and saw her hard work pay off

the final two meets, setting a new career high in each. Haley placed 10th on the uneven bars at the EAGL Championships as she received a 9.8 from the judges. With the NCAA regionals being her last opportunity, Haley’s season-long goal of scoring a 9.8 on vault became a reality as she helped the team score the program’s most points at a regional meet. “We have a lot of potential and we have areas for improvement, but who doesn’t? And starting off so well this year and knowing where we all stand, I feel very confident going to the Big 12 and being successful next season,” Haley said. West Virginia finished the season ranked No. 21 in the polls

with a regional qualifying score of 195.265 which was added to the 195.9 the team scored in the final regional meet giving WVU a national qualifying score of 391.165. The Pasadena, Md., native has shown the promise to compete as an all-arounder for the Mountaineers next year. She competed on both the vault and bars in eight of the 12 meets she appeared in, totaling 221.125 points in her rookie year. Though Haley is still warming up to the beam and overall rigors of being a student-athlete, she has learned and made the transition quickly to the college level thanks to her attentiveness to her teammates and coach’s advice. “We really mesh well together,

and helping each other out is a big thing because when you’re not doing something right and one of your teammates notices and can do it better than you, it’s helpful that they tell you what to do so you can improve,” Haley said. The two-time Junior Olympics National Championship qualifier wasn’t recruited by WVU, as it was Haley who made the initial move to contact the coaches. After an unofficial visit Haley was so certain she wanted to be a Mountaineer that she canceled her flight and recruitment visit to Auburn. “Being a freshman and winning EAGL’s and everyone talks about how this year is the best year, and it’s so much fun, and

we mesh really well, and Jason is an awesome leader and an awesome coach,” Haley said. Haley was consistent, leading off the Mountaineer vault lineup in 11 of the meets and matching her then-career high of 9.775 three times in her first four competitions. The only meet she missed was a 194.225-195.75 loss to UNH because of a finger she jammed warming up. The Mountaineers have big expectations for next season as all but two girls will return in addition to the incoming freshmen. With Tina Maloney and Nicole Roach lost to graduation, Haley should step in and help WVU in its inaugural season in the Big 12.

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Freshman DB Joseph reaping benefits of joining team early By Ben Gaughan

Associate Sports Editor

Freshman defensive back Karl Joseph catches a pass during spring practice last month.

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Karl Joseph was one of the five players on the West Virginia football team to enroll in the spring semester and it is paying dividends in his game. The freshman defensive back from Orlando, Fla. has already gotten 10 spring practices under his belt and has not taken anything for granted while learning everything he can from the coaching staff. “Just being coachable, that’s the most important thing,” Joseph said. “I watch a lot of film by myself. I understand what my mistakes are and I try to get better everyday.” Joseph knew the expectations he had to uphold by coming in early. He was determined to show his skills to the coaches and compete as hard as possible every time he stepped into the weight room or the practice field. Although former cornerbacks coach Dave Lockwood, who recruited Joseph before he left for Arizona, was no longer on the staff, it didn’t hinder Joseph’s decision to come to Morgantown. He got offers by schools such as Cincinnati, Nebraska,

Miami (Fla.), South Carolina, Tennessee and several others, but he still felt the program was the right choice and wanted to be a part of it. “I didn’t really have to rethink everything too much,” he said. “I was pretty close (with Lockwood) through the whole recruiting process, but I was never coached by him, so it didn’t really affect me too much. I chose this program because of the people around it not really because of Coach (Lockwood). “I knew the program was on a trail of doing big things and I just wanted to be a part of it, especially after the Orange Bowl”. Now, he’s well into the spring session, still adamant about learning everyday and going into the film room whenever he can. It can’t hurt that he’s playing defense against two of the fastest receivers on the team – senior Tavon Austin and fellow freshman and roommate Jordan Thompson. Off the field, Joseph and Thompson don’t really talk about football too much. Instead, they play video games, but on the field they’re always competing to make each other

better. Joseph knows his goals and if he keeps up the right mindset, he will be able to play well at the collegiate level, and his coaches agree. “Karl Joseph is probably the one guy out of all the guys coming in that has got something to him,” said West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen. “You can pencil him in to play a good bit. He is mature. He is not scared and he is physical. “Sometimes it takes guys a couple of years before they are physically ready to play or mentally ready to play. Whatever it is, it was an easy adjustment for him.” “I just like competing,” Joseph said. “Football is my passion; when I get out there I like competing and I want to play. It pushes me to get better. Like I said, I like watching film by myself, and correct my mistakes. So, I already know what I did wrong before coach even tells me. You just have to be driven by it.” It seems like he made the right decision to come into town early.

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Petrino and mistress were in contact regularly FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino and his mistress were in frequent contact over the past six months, sometimes calling or texting each other dozens of times in a single day — including game days, according to a review of his business cellphone records by The Associated Press. Petrino was fired Tuesday night for failing to disclose his relationship with Jessica Dorrell, a 25-yearold former Razorbacks volleyball player he hired last month without disclosing his conflict of interest or the fact he had once paid her $20,000. Athletic director Jeff Long said he had determined their relationship had been ongoing for a “significant” amount of time, but he did not say for how long. The cellphone records show the two were in close contact at least

as far back as Sept. 12. The university provided nearly seven months of Petrino’s business cellphone records and that is the first date listed. Among the findings: Petrino, a married father of four, exchanged 91 texts with Dorrell on Sept. 13 and 84 texts with her over five hours on Oct. 28, the day before a game at Vanderbilt. On Oct. 17, the two swapped 73 text messages, and on four days in a row in the week before a loss to eventual national champion Alabama, Petrino called Dorrell early -- at 5:52 a.m., 6:35 a.m., 5:49 a.m. and 7:55 a.m. The day Arkansas beat Troy, the two exchanged 70 texts. The 51-year-old Petrino built Arkansas into a national power, including a 21-5 record over the past two seasons and a No. 5 ranking in last season’s final AP poll. He was

expected to lead the Hogs on a national title run next season, but his career was effectively ended on April 1. That day, Petrino and Dorrell went for a motorcycle ride on a two-lane highway southeast of Fayetteville and skidded off the road. Petrino was injured -- four broken ribs, a cracked neck vertebra, scrapes and bruises -- but Dorrell was not. Petrino didn’t disclose her presence on the ride until a police report was issued on April 5; he told his boss, athletic director Jeff Long, 20 minutes before the report was released to the public. The cell phone records show that Petrino was on the phone with Dorrell at the very moment the report was issued, at about 3:30 p.m. ap Central time. And he spoke with Bobby Petrino runs onto the field with the Arkansas football team last season. Petrino was fired Tuesday for failing to tell his relationDorrell 11 times in all that day. ship with a woman on the team staff.

NCAA puts Baylor basketball on probation for three years WACO, Texas (AP) — The NCAA put Baylor on three years of probation Wednesday after an investigation turned up hundreds of impermissible telephone calls and text messages sent to prep recruits by coaches and assistants on the basketball teams. The violations were considered to be major infractions, and they were announced less than a week after the Lady Bears won the national championship with the first 40-0 season in NCAA history. Still, it could have been much worse for Baylor. All of the penalties were proposed by the school and accepted by the NCAA after a review of nearly 900,000 phone and text message records found that 738 texts and 528 calls were against the rules. The NCAA said men’s coach Scott Drew failed to monitor his program and will be suspended for two Big 12 games next season, in addition to recruiting restrictions. Women’s coach Kim Mulkey also received recruiting


Continued from page 8 record setting 70-33 victory over Clemson in the Orange Bowl. Instead, the best part is that the proceeds from ticket sales are donated to the West Virginia University Children’s Hospital. Since 1984, the Gold-Blue game has raised over $600,000 for this admirable cause. 30,000 may seem kind of like an easy target. After all, Milan Puskar Stadium holds nearly 65,000 fans. However, it is just a scrimmage and many of the people that travel several hours can’t justify going all that way for a spring football scrimmage. And I don’t blame them. Fans that are fortunate enough to attend a handful of games every year wouldn’t want to waste a potential game trip on the Gold-Blue game. Then again, this is the first time West Virginia will take the field since that prolific January night. Texas Tech was the first

restrictions. “I believe strongly in following NCAA rules and will always try to do so in the future,” Mulkey said in a statement released by the school. “I do nothing without permission from our compliance office and will continue to ask questions to assure that things are done right. Any compliance-related mistakes, even those that are secondary, are disappointing. The majority of mistakes in this matter were errors in sending text messages and failure to accurately document our phone calls.” The report put a bit of a damper on what has been an extraordinary run of success for Baylor athletics. Besides Baylor’s win over Notre Dame for the women’s title, Drew’s team won a school-record 30 games and reached the NCAA regional finals, where the Bears lost to eventual national champion Kentucky. And all that came after star quarterback Robert Griffin III became the school’s first Heisman Trophy win-

ner following a football season that included 10 wins for the first time since 1980. Mulkey was named the AP’s national coach of the year and junior Brittney Griner was its player of the year. How Baylor recruited Griner, one of the most dominant women’s players in college basketball history, was reportedly part of the NCAA probe. A school report obtained by said Mulkey and her staff committed minor NCAA violations for having impermissible contact with Griner and her family. During a 2007 camp, coaches spoke with the Griners about the basketball program, academic requirements and the school in general both before and after the camp. Mulkey also reportedly broke NCA rules when she sat next to Griner’s father and discussed what the Baylor experience would be like. Brittney Griner, who is from the Houston area, played on the same

AAU team as Mulkey’s daughter, Makenzie Robertson. The NCAA report did not mention Griner or her family by name, though Mulkey addressed it in her statement. “The other matters were related to my daughter’s participation in summer basketball,” she said. “While I am and will always be a mother first, I do recognize that there has to be a balance between my role as a mother of a prospect and my role as a head coach. I have always tried to strike that balance and appreciate the opportunity to demonstrate to the NCAA staff such balancing efforts dating back to when Makenzie was in the seventh grade. I am pleased that my efforts to find the appropriate balance between a mother and a coach were recognized.” Griner said she had “made it clear to the NCAA staff and everyone else” that she had chosen Baylor early in the recruiting process.

school in the Big 12 to hold its spring game; the matchup between the Red and Black squads drew an estimated crowd of 3,000. Last season, both Texas and Oklahoma topped West Virginia’s attendance of 22,000 but neither hit the 30,000 threshold (Texas was about 500 fans short). Theoretically, West Virginia could have the most fans in attendance at its spring game of any school in the Big 12. Talk about making an

impression. Factoring in the move to the Big 12, the momentum from the Orange Bowl win and the hype that is surrounding the team this season, it’s reasonable to think 30,000 fans is at least possible. In nine days, the Mountaineers will show fans how much they have been able to accomplish in the brief time between January and now. No doubt there will be some exciting plays that will keep fans talking until September.

While it still remains unclear whether or not Holgorsen will meet his lofty goal, it is safe to say this year’s spring game will have a buzz unlike any in recent memory. With nice weather, some good promoting the week of the game and a little luck, West Virginia could have the most impressive spring game of any team in the Big 12, or the Big East, for that matter.

Besides keeping Mulkey off the recruiting trail in July, Baylor said one of her assistants has been barred from making recruiting calls from January through April. The school also reduced its women’s basketball scholarships from 15 to 13 in 2011-12. On the men’s side, Drew will miss the first two Big 12 games of the season, recruiting visits were trimmed and he lost a scholarship this past season and in 2012-13. In addition, a former coach faces a one-year “show cause” order that effectively prevents him from coaching at an NCAA school. The assistant wasn’t identified, but reported in October 2010 that the NCAA was investigating the recruitment of Hanner Perea. The report said assistant Mark Morefield sent dozens of texts to Perea’s AAU and high school coaches and urged two of them to provide false and misleading information to the NCAA about a series

of text messages. Morefield resigned in July 2011. “I sincerely apologize to Baylor University and Baylor Nation,” Morefield said in statement released by his lawyer. “I learned a very valuable lesson in this case. In my 13 years of coaching at NCAA institutions, I have not intentionally violated NCAA rules. I will grow from this experience with a better understanding of NCAA rules.” The NCAA violations come nine years after Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy was found shot to death after he had been missing for six weeks. Teammate Carlton Dotson pleaded guilty to murder. The ensuing investigation uncovered NCAA violations, illegal tuition payments and unreported failed drug tests that led to the resignation of coach Dave Bliss, who was secretly recorded by an assistant coach of trying to persuade others to cover up misdeeds by portraying Dennehy as a drug dealer.


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The West Virginia baseball team fell to Maryland Wednesday, 3-0. The Mountaineers haven’t won two games in a row since March 17.

West Virginia records just three hits, falls 3-0 to Maryland on the road by alex sims sports writer

Despite allowing only four hits to No. 24 Maryland, the West Virginia baseball team fell 3-0 on the road Wednesday night. The Terrapins manufactured three runs off only four hits while committing the game’s only error, but the Mountaineers were unable to produce a run off their three hits. Redshirt s o p h o m o re lefthander Zach Bargeron began the game on the hill for WVU and lasted 2.1 innings, allowing just one run and two hits, earning the loss.

Maryland sophomore righthander Brady Kirkpatrick earned the win in relief, going five innings while allowing only one hit and no runs. Junior right-hander Charlie Haslup earned the save, retiring three batters in order in the ninth to close out the game. Offensively, Maryland was led by a two-for-four, two RBI performance by senior left fielder Tomo Delp. Maryland put the first run on the board in the third inning following a leadoff single and two stolen bases by senior center fielder Korey Wacker. The Harker Heights, Texas native scored on a groundout by Delp.

Bargeron then walked his second batter of the inning and was replaced by freshman right-hander Pen Nakazato, who was able to pitch out of the jam. Nakazato went 3.1 innings without giving up a hit but allowing one run in relief of Bargeron. “Our pitchers competed,” said West Virginia head coach Greg Van Zant. “We didn’t pitch great but we pitched well enough that if we would have scored some runs, we could have won the game.” Maryland’s second run came in the sixth inning after sophomore first baseman Tim Kiene drew a leadoff walk and

Can WVU get 30,000 people at spring game? cody schuler sports WRITER

Second-year head coach Dana Holgorsen is attempting to change the culture of spring football at West Virginia. You may have already heard about his new spring practice schedule, which has drawn rave reviews from players and coaches alike. There’s also his affinity for optimizing the power of the Milan Puskar Stadium speak-

ers as the team warms up before each practice. One key goal Holgorsen has established is to eclipse 30,000 fans in attendance for next Saturday’s Gold-Blue game. As of Monday, about 3,000 tickets had been sold – which leaves 27,000 left to be gobbled up before the April 21 scrimmage. Can West Virginia do it? Will Holgorsen get his wish? In a word, I say yes – but it’s going to be close. Last year, West Virginia had an estimated 22,000 people in attendance – setting a new re-

cord for the perennial intersquad scrimmage. I have to admit, the game is kind of fun. There are a lot of cool pre-game festivities, usually including a concert and an Old-Timers’ Game. It doesn’t matter how old he is, former West Virginia quarterback Major Harris still has quite an arm and some juice left in his shoes. The best part about the game isn’t the 5:30 p.m. kickoff, $10 tickets or even watching the football team in action for the first time since its

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later scored on a single to left field by senior second baseman Ryan Holland. Delp then made it a 3-0 game when his single scored redshirt freshman pinch hitter Greg Olenski who started the inning with a leadoff walk. Junior right-hander Dan Dierdorff emerged from the jam without allowing another run thanks to a timely double play ball. WVU pitching gave up eight walks on the game while only striking out one. “They scored their runs on walks,” Van Zant said. “We gave them all three runs, but on the other hand we didn’t score any.”

However, the run production just didn’t come for West Virginia, as sophomore first baseman Ryan McBroom and freshman centerfielder Bobby Boyd combined the only three hits. West Virginia threatened in the fifth after UMD’s Kirkpatrick walked the No. eight and nine hitters in the WVU lineup. However, he was able to pitch out of the jam by striking out freshman center fielder Bobby Boyd after forcing junior second baseman Brady Wilson to fly out to center. WVU had another close scoring opportunity in the eighth inning after junior Stuart Jeck drew one of his three

walks on the game to lead-off the inning. Jeck then advanced from first to third after a throwing error by Holland. However, he was called out at home while Boyd reached on a fielder’s choice. “Their pitchers did a nice job,” Van Zant said. “They have a pretty low ERA and have done a good job all year. We made some base running mistakes and we didn’t hit the ball hard.” Now, WVU will head straight from Maryland to Rutgers for a three-game series beginning Friday.

Anderson moves to D-line by nick arthur sports writer

The defensive end position was never something Tyler Anderson ever considered as a possible landing spot for his talent. Anderson, a redshirt junior linebacker, recently found out that he would be making the switch from linebacker to defensive end. Why did the Morgantown native never think about playing on the defensive line before now? “I always thought I was too small,” Anderson said. “When you see (defensive ends) on TV, they’re always really big guys.” After being listed at 221 pounds as a freshman, Anderson has used a strong work ethic to put on nearly 30 pounds of muscle and is now listed at 244 pounds. The new and improved body helped motivate the Mountaineer coaching staff to make the switch. Also, the switch from the

3-3-5 stack defensive alignment used under former defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel to the new 3-4 alignment has called for the services of more defensive linemen. But Anderson is just looking forward to the opportunity. “It’s great,” he said. “Just whenever a coach tells you to go play one position, then he trusts you to go play another position and know the right responsibilities. I just go where they tell me to go.” Even though the switch happened very recently, there appears to be a lot of similarities between Anderson’s old position and his new one. “Everything has been exactly the same. The run defense – I just don’t drop,” he said. “It’s really just all the same, though.” Since he will be slightly undersized on the defensive line, a logical question to ask is if Anderson will be able to hold his ground against 300-pluspound offensive linemen. However, he may know the

trick to using his smaller built to his advantage. “Everything comes with speed. I have speed for everything,” he said. “To move lineman, you have to use your speed. And with my weight and speed, I feel like I have a good chance.” But in reality, Anderson’s role is simple, and he knows it. “Just make plays. That’s what everybody is out there to do,” he said. “Just make plays and help out the defense. I just want to go out there and make plays.” It’s not just Anderson who is dealing with new defensive responsibilities this spring. The new defensive alignment has forced most players to deal with unfamiliar tasks. Despite the changes, progression is being made across the board. “It’s think it’s going pretty good right now. Everybody is doing a lot,” Anderson said. “But one thing we all need to get better at doing is tackling.”


Thursday April 12, 2012


Titanic period fashion show will display trends of 1900s

Passengers walk around the MS Balmoral Titanic memorial cruise ship prior to the gala dinner in the Atlantic Ocean April 10.

by Nicholas Wesdock A&E CORRESPONDENT

Student producers and designers from West Virginia University’s Division of Design and Merchandising Department will be putting on a unique tea and fashion show with a Titanic era theme on Sunday. The show, which is part of a class put together by Professor Lynn Barnes, will

commemorate the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago, on April 15, 1912. Students and producers have been working since the fall semester to create their garments for the period fashion show. Some outfits that can be expected are tea gowns, evening gowns and specialty items such as gym clothes and hunting attire. Some designers looked to


passengers aboard the ship for inspiration. Designer Mary Pietranton was heavily influenced by Eloise, wife of Lucian Smith, who was a resident of Morgantown. “These outfits are directly inspired by the fashions and culture of the Titanic era. This is accompanied by music from the era and commentary about the history from the time,” said Nicole Schmidt, who played a

Passengers of the Titanic memorial cruise will visit a cemetery where 150 victims of the Titanic are buried. key role in putting the show together. In addition to Titanic era fashion, the show will feature era-appropriate music, presentations of art, politics and social culture on board trans-Atlantic ocean liners. On board the real Titanic, first-class passengers enjoyed their tea in the “Cafe Parisian.” At the show, guests will have the opportunity to experience the Titanic

themselves in the students’ own recreation of the “Cafe Parisian.” Showtimes are at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. The earlier of the two will be complete with an afternoon-tea menu including finger sandwiches, scones, desserts and of course, tea. At the 7 p.m. showing, the menu will consist of tea and desserts. All menu items will be representative of the food


served on the Titanic. The event will take place at the Preston Community Arts Center, located at 123 S. Price Street, Kingwood, W.Va. Prices are $30 with a discounted price of $25 for senior citizens. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For tickets, please call Professor Lynn Barnes at (304) 293-3533. daa&

Math the Band to perform at house show on Beechurst Street tonight by Caitlin Graziani A&E editor

Math the Band opens for ‘What Cheer? Brigade’ during a performance in August 2011.


Rhode Island-based musical group Math the Band will be playing a house show tonight at 508 Beechurst Street better known as “South Park Island.” What makes this performance unique is that it does not take place on a stage or in a public venue, but rather, in a living room. This is the concept of a house show – it is a cross between a house party and a concert at a public venue. Hosting this performance is West Virginia University print-making student Logan Jones. This isn’t Jones’ first time hosting a house show. “I used to live in a tiny apartment and I hated it. I hated not being able to have

people over,” Jones said. “So I got this place and I thought we could have a place to hang up artwork and expose people to music.” Jones said she has been open about the fact that she does not profit from these shows and they are simply to have a good time. She said that artists enjoy performing house shows more than large stage shows because of the intimacy they get with the audience. Derek Rudolph, senior journalism student and music director for U92, is the man in charge of getting Math the Band back to Morgantown. Math the Band was scheduled to play at 123 Pleasant Street the week before the fall semester started,” Rudolph said. “But their van broke

down and they were unable to make it.” Rudolph was able to book Math to come to Morgantown but had a short time frame to get it done. The band is taking a short break from their tour with Andrew W.K. to make it to their West Virginia performance. If you are interested in seeing Math the Band perform at 508 Beechurst, there will be a $5 donation at the door. The donation will be used to pay the band and for small repairs to the house after the show. For more information on Math the Band you can visit their Facebook page or their website at daa&

American Idol contestant Casey James releases self-titled debut album Justin Lesko a&E Writer

Sometimes the losers of American Idol turn out to be the real winners. Of course, there are your winners that also found success, like Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood. Then there are those contestants that were eliminated who find much more success than their season’s winner, such as Jennifer Hudson or Kelli Pickler, both of whom finished in sixth place on the show. Guitar-wielding Texas native Casey James came in third place on the ninth season of Idol in 2010. During a time when albums are often rushed to piggyback off the success of America’s popular television singing contests, James did not release his self-titled debut al-

bum until this year. It pays off however through the quality of the album. James’ album was obviously not a mix of studio songs thrown together. The singer even co-wrote nine of the 11 songs. A majority of the songs are written about love, so they are not reinventing the wheel,.The first single, “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night,” will find its way into rocking bars as well as your car radio. “When you’re next to me, there’s no place I’d rather be/ Everything is feeling so right/ So baby let’s don’t call it a night,” James sings before a rocking guitar solo. James has a huge crossover appeal, as his songs are a mix of country, Southern rock and even a little alternative rock. The CD’s final song, “Miss Your Fire,” sounds more like Ben Folds Five or Death Cab for Cutie than Toby Keith or Tim McGraw. That said, it is one of

the best songs,coming off as intimate and genuine. However, “Crying on a Suitcase” has all the elements of an excellent country song. Starting with a toe-tapping beat and a story of a woman crying on an airplane as she has to leave a lover, the chorus explodes with emotion. The only problem some may have with this album is that it is perhaps too polished. While it may be true that the producers could make the album better by leaving some natural rasp in James’ voice, taking “Casey James” for what it is more than enough. It far exceeds expectation and firmly introduces James as an excellent singer, songwriter and guitarist. The only unfortunate aspect of this being a debut album is that listeners will be left wanting more without any previous albums to which they can listen. daa&

Casey James releases his self titled album after losing on ‘American Idol.’

Wal-Mart previews ‘Disc to Digital’ movie service which allows fans permanent access to digital copy ROSEMEAD, Calif. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. previewed its “Disc to Digital” service for converting DVDs into an online library on Wednesday. Based on my experience, I’d give it a six out of 10. That’s the number of discs I was able to convert from a completely unscientific sampling of my personal DVD library. The new service allows movie fans to walk into any Walmart, where they can present their old DVDs and get permanent access to an online version of each movie that can be streamed from a home computer or a mobile device. The DVDs are

stamped with a special ink to prevent further conversion. The DVDs, however, can still be played. Each DVD conversion costs as little as $2. Three of my four failed conversions were no surprise two were obscure documentaries, and one was a film from The Walt Disney Co., which is not participating in the service. One was a bit puzzling: “Water for Elephants,” a fairly successful romance released last year by 20th Century Fox, one of the studios that is partnering with Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart’s category director for movies, Louis Greth, said the retailer hasn’t yet cleared the rights for all the

titles from participating studios. That will result in some titles not being available. Some actors and directors have not agreed to sign over digital rights to movies they took part in. In the case of director George Lucas, that includes all six “Star Wars” movies. Fox confirmed that the digital rights for “Water for Elephants” have not been cleared. Still, with 4,000 titles available for digital conversion when the service launches nationwide on Monday, the retailer hopes to give U.S. customers another reason to come into stores. Wal-Mart also wants to take part in the

shift in the way people watch movies. More and more people are choosing to watch on portable devices like Apple’s iPad, and allowing people to convert their DVD libraries is seen as an important bridge to a fully portable age. Greth called the plan “the right first step” to ease consumers into owning movies online. Five major studios are participating in the service, which gives consumers permanent access to their movies through Wal-Mart’s Vudu online movie service. Customers must bring in the physical discs themselves and an employee will search a database to see if

they are available. For $5 per disc, movies can be upgraded from DVD to a high-definition online version. Bluray discs converted to HD will still cost $2 each. Each disc that gets converted gets stamped with indelible ink so it can’t be reused by someone else. Vudu can be accessed through computers, Internet-connected TVs, video game consoles and by way of a special player available on iPads and iPhones. Access requires a hard-wired Internet connection or Wi-Fi. Participating studios include Viacom Inc.’s Paramount, Comcast Corp.’s Universal, Sony Corp., Time

Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros. and News Corp.’s 20th Century Fox. The Walt Disney Co. is developing its own online storage system called KeyChest, and is not involved in the Wal-Mart offer. The service makes WalMart part of the fledgling UltraViolet system for storing online movies. Several of the participating studios have begun to release new titles with the functionality, which allows purchased movies to be viewed through the Flixster online movie application. Fox has delayed introducing new titles on the UltraViolet standard until improvements are made.



Thursday April 12, 2012

Axl Rose declines induction into Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame NEW YORK (AP) — There’ll be no Guns N’ Roses reunion at this weekend’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. Axl Rose says he won’t attend and is declining his induction into the hall. The seminal band is to be inducted in Cleveland Saturday. There was some hope that the original unit would reunite. It disbanded in acrimony in the 1990s.

But in a letter to the hall released Wednesday, Rose said he won’t be at the ceremony and would “respectfully decline” induction. He said he has no intention of reuniting with his former bandmates. He also said he did not want to be inducted “in absentia.” AP The hall didn’t immediately Rock Hall spokesman Todd Mesek said members of Green Day will induct Guns N’ Roses at Saturday’s ceremony at Cleveland’s Public Hall. return requests for comment.

Hannity contacted by shooter in Martin case NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity has become the second cable news host whose involvement in the Trayvon Martin shooting case has gone beyond merely talking about it on the air. Hannity acknowledged having a conversation with a man he believed to be George Zimmerman, who shot and killed the black Florida teenager Feb. 26 in a case that has ignited racial tensions. Zimmerman’s former lawyers, in quitting the case Tuesday, noted that their client had talked to Hannity more recently than with them. Hannity, who last week interviewed Zimmerman’s father on Fox, said there has been a “rush to judgment” about the shooter. Over on MSNBC, Al Sharpton has participated in marches and demonstrations in support of Martin while continuing to discuss the case on his evening talk show. There have been stark differences in the attention and focus on the case at the two networks. A law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press on Wednesday that charges were being filed against Zimmerman and that his arrest was expected. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to release the information. Hannity’s involvement in the case came to light Tuesday at a news conference held by Zimmerman’s former lawyers, Hal Uhrig and Craig Sonner. Hannity, who said on his show Tuesday night that he’s been pursuing a Zimmerman interview for weeks, said he was contacted Monday by a man he believes was Zimmerman. “He reached out to me, we spoke on the phone about his case and I agreed not to report on the contents of that conversation,” Hannity said. On his radio show Monday, Hannity said he had confirmed that Zimmerman was a mentor to minority children. “Now, if you were racist, I don’t think


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Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity acknowledged having a conversation with a man he believed to be George Zimmerman, who shot and killed the black Florida teenager Feb. 26, in a case that has ignited racial tensions. you’d be a mentor to minority children,” he said. With Uhrig and Sonner present, Hannity last week on Fox interviewed Zimmerman’s father, Robert. Robert Zimmerman’s face was concealed during the interview. During the interview, Hannity told Zimmerman that “I would argue there has been a rush to judgment.” He cited statements made by political and civil rights leaders about the shooting being racially motivated George Zimmerman’s father is white and his mother Hispanic and mentioned President Barack Obama’s comment that if he had a son, he would likely look like Trayvon. Zimmerman’s father said he agreed. “I just believe it’s very sad that so many people are not telling the truth for their own agenda,” he said.

During the interview, Zimmerman’s father said he had never heard his son utter a racial slur and, prompted by Hannity, recalled a time when his son helped a black homeless man. Hannity also devoted a portion of his show Tuesday to discussing a report that the New Black Panther Party had put a bounty on George Zimmerman’s head. There was no progress to report Wednesday on Hannity’s attempt to get a George Zimmerman interview, according to Fox. Cable news networks had sharply different appetites for the case, according to research by the Project for Excellence in Journalism. From March 19 to 28, MSNBC where the primetime hosts are liberal the network devoted 49 percent of its

on-air time to the Martin story. During the same period at Fox, where the prime-time hosts are conservative, 15 percent of the news hole was spent on the case. It was 40 percent at CNN. On March 26, for example, MSNBC carried 14 minutes of a mid-afternoon news conference by Martin’s parents live and uninterrupted by commercials, the project said. CNN aired the news conference for a little more than five minutes. Fox didn’t mention the story at all in that hour, the Excellence Project reported. The topics that drew the most attention about the case on MSNBC concerned gun control and Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, the project said. On Fox, the most time spent was on Martin’s background and statements in defense of Zimmerman.

‘Simpsons’ creator: Ore. town inspired Springfield SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — The Springfield that exists in the mind of Matt Groening is a kind of American everything hick pit stop, rosy-cheeked Rockwellian font of family values, cesspool of corruption, ethnic melting pot, boomtown gone to rust. It’s what the creator of “The Simpsons,” the nation’s longest-running sitcom, used as a backdrop for 22-minute allegories about the American experience, beginning as earnest tales about a lower-middle class nuclear family and expanding to encompass spoofs of presidential elections, the obesity epidemic and “Citizen Kane.” It’s also, according to an interview posted online Tuesday, a real place. “Springfield was named after Springfield, Ore.,” Groening told Smithsonian magazine. The inspiration, Groening explained, came when he was a child watching the TV show “Father Knows Best,” set in a town called Springfield. Groening said he was thrilled to imagine the show was based in Oregon’s Springfield, about 100 miles south of his hometown of Portland. “When I grew up, I realized it was just a fictitious name,” Groening said. “I also figured out that Springfield was one of the most common names for a city in the U.S. “In anticipation of the success of the show, I thought, `This will be cool; everyone will think it’s their Springfield,’” he said. “And they do.” Groening said he has long given fake answers when asked

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about the Simpsons’ hometown, leaving open the possibility that his latest one is itself another fake. Asked later by The Associated Press, Groening said in a statement: “I have no idea where the Hell it is. Like all Americans I flunked geography.” The acknowledgement to Smithsonian magazine ends one of the longest-running mysteries in popular culture. But people in town on Tuesday weren’t quite sure what to do with the information. “He did?” asked convenience store manager Denise Pohrman. “I think that’s a good thing. I think.” But how should the town react? On the surface, it’s not a flattering portrait. Groening’s Springfield is polluted and sad, run by corrupt officials and beset by the simpleminded populace that keeps voting for them. Embrace it, Pohrman said. “There’s the stuffy part of history, and then there’s the trivia,” Pohrman said. “Everybody needs some fun.” The series has been on the air for 22 years, becoming the longest-running American sitcom, the longest-running American animated program and a cultural phenomenon with colleges devoting courses to studying it. The real Springfield is a western Oregon town of about 60,000 people. Its quiet Main Street is struggling in the face of a recession while the highway-based chain stores and restaurants survive or thrive. Its median income is just under $40,000 and nearly 20 per-

cent of people of all ages live under the poverty line. “It took a lot of tenacious people to found Springfield,” Springfield Museum executive director Debra Gruell said. “When the railroad went away, they persevered. The town wouldn’t be here without that.” Some comparisons do hold true. Just as the fictional Springfield endures the hate hoots of rival Shelbyville, the real Springfield must contend with the larger and wealthier Eugene, home to the University of Oregon and the recipient of much of Nike founder Phil Knight’s largesse. Maybe we should have known all along, said Wayne Jones, a 28-year-old clerk at the Bright Oak Meats in downtown Springfield. Jones has long argued that Oregon’s Springfield is the true inspiration for Groening’s invention. For one, there’s the statue of an unnamed man astride a horse in downtown, just as the fictional Springfield features a memorial to founder Jebediah Springfield (nee Hans Sprungfeld) in its town square. And people living near the now-shuttered Trojan Nuclear Power Plant near Prescott, Ore., have always considered the site to be the real counterpart to the fictional Springfield power plant. The fictional town’s true location has been a secret for so long, even the jokes about its secrecy are old. In one, the showrunners had a narrator give one location in a voiceover for the first broadcast, then change it in reruns. In “The Simpsons Movie,” one

character says the fictional state borders Ohio, Nevada, Maine and Kentucky. Until Tuesday, Portland, Ore., provided the most likely inspiration for the Simpsons’ hometown. Many of the names of characters on the show Flanders, Quimby, Kearney are names of streets in Portland. Groening visited during a tour before the 2007 film “The Simpsons Movie.” Back then, tiny Springfield, Vt., beat out 13 other Springfields, including the one in Oregon, to host the movie premiere. The cities submitted videos meant to connect themselves to the fictional Springfield. Maybe the town can use this real leverage to its advantage, said frozen-yogurt store coowner Jack Kohler. “A few years ago, the downtown had a reputation as a scary place,” Kohler said. “Now, the strip joints are gone, the place is coming back. If they’re smart, they’ll have a `Simpsons’ month, they’ll build statues so them kids can sit in, they’ll have characters during the Art Walk. “This is an opportunity to really make this place explode. If they don’t do that, they blew it.” With time, Springfield, Ore., will return to its place as Oregon’s ninth-largest city, a place of relative anonymity in the Willamette Valley sandwiched between the state’s largest university and its biggest city. But for a day, the creator of one of the most enduring fictional examples of Anyplace, U.S.A., let this real one stand out.

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FURNISHED HOUSES 716 BEECHURST AVE 3BR, Parking no pets. $775+Utilities 304-282-3575 AVAILABLE MAY 2012 3BR/ 2 BA DUPLEX. 135-B Lorentz Avenue. Walk to Downtown Campus. W/D, Off-street parking. Utilities plus security deposit. Call 304-692-5845. 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

UNFURNISHED HOUSES * AVAILABLE MAY 2012 4 BR DUPLEX. 135-A Lorentz Avenue. Walk to Downtown Campus. W/D, Off-street parking. Utilities plus security deposit. Call 304-692-5845. 3 BR BETWEEN CAMPUSES. Off street parking. Newer appliances. W/D. Small pets ok. Available 5/16/12. $1200 +utilities. 304-290-4179. 4 BR HOUSES walk to class. W/D. No Pets. Available June 1,2012. Lease./Deposit. Max Rentals 304-291-8423. 1/BR 600 McKinley Avenue. Remodeled. $450+ W/D; 3/BR, 1½ bath, 340 Grant Avenue. $425/person, includes gas/ garbage. 304-879-5059 or 304-680-2011 2/BR HOUSE CLOSE to both campuses Available 6/15/12 Off-street parking. $250/mo each, plus utilities. 304-290-4179. 2/BR. 1/BA. WD/DW, MICROWAVE, FULL BASEMENT. 5/MINUTE WALK downtown. $900/mo+utilities. Lease/deposit. Off-street parking. NO PETS.Available now 304-290-1332. 3-4/BR NEAR SOUTH PARK. $1200/MO + utilities. Student housing. No Section 8 or pets. Off street parking. Lease and deposit required. WD/DW. 304-366-9744 3BR. + ADD. ROOM, 2 FULL BATH. W/D. Minute walk to town. $900/MONTH. call 304-983-2529. AVAILABLE 5/15. Walk to town. 3 BR. 2 story. 1 BA. W/D. Full basement. $950/month + utilities. Call 304-826-0322 AVAILABLE 6/1. Walk to town. 3 BR. 2 story. 1 BA. W/D. Full basement. Off street parking. Big yard. $975/month+utilities. Call 304-826-0322. AVAILABLE 6/15. Walk to town. 3 BR. 2 story. 1 BA. W/D. Basement. Yard. $1050/month+utilities. Call 304-826-0322. LARGE 3 BEDROOM located in South Park. 209 Grand St. Two full baths, large bedrooms, three parking spaces, washer and dryer, A/C, $495 a person. All utilities are included. 304-288-3308

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123 hosts fundraiser for Sierra Club by Christina Gutierrez A&E writer

The Sierra Club hosts a fundraiser Wednesday night at 123 Pleasant Street.



Jewelry is displayed for sale at 123 Pleasant Street on Wednesday night as part of a Sierra Club Fundraiser.

Local Morgantown environmentalists were swinging into action at 123 Pleasant Street last night. The third annual “Sierra Swing” generated a huge outburst of local talent and awareness for the West Virginia University Chapter of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club is a national organization focused on preserving and replenishing the environment. Miranda Miller, secretary of the WVU chapter of the Sierra Club, is involved in trying to promote environmental appreciation to students and young people in Morgantown. “Around campus we work to promote environmental justice,” Miller said. Joseph James, president of the WVU chapter of the Sierra Club, has been involved with the organization for a year and is pleased to be able to get students involved. “By incorporating local mu-

sicians, we are able to bring in a lot more people,” James said. He is pleased to have the help and interest of the community. “It’s so great to work with people who all have the same goal, creating a more sustainable environment,” James said. The first musical act, DuoGrove, consists of two members of the popular Morgantown band, Fletcher’s Grove. The pair performed several original songs about their passions and involvement in the environment. DuoGrove opened the show for fellow local artists, performing a blend of pop, rock and indie folk music; Logan Venderlic, Joe White, The Royals, Bonfire and The Young Reptiles. “Just because we didn’t take it completely seriously doesn’t mean it isn’t a completely serious cause,” Venderlic said. Venderlic and guest performer, Joe White, dressed for the occasion with long wigs, short shorts and fake mustaches. Along with the musical guests, local business owners

were present to sell their homemade jewelry. Ayla Nett, Founder and Head Designer of EllaFunky, sold some of her handmade jewelry to generate money for the organization. “I’m thrilled to be a part of such a great cause,” Nett said. Numerous community members, students and local officials were present for the event. “Sierra Swing is always absolutely huge,” James said. According to James, this once-a-year event serves to generate enough profit for the club for the entire year. A $5 cover was collected at the door. All of the proceeds, as well as a portion of the jewelry and vegan bake sales, served to support the club. For more information about the Sierra Club and the WVU Chapter, you can visit their Facebook page or attend weekly meetings held Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Blackwater Room of the Mountainlair. daa&


The Sierra Club displays brochures and stickers during a fundraising event at 123 Pleasant Street on Wednesday night.

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The DA 04-12-2012  

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