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White Hall celebrates grand opening by Kelsey Montgomery staff Writer

After five years of planning and construction, the West Virginia University Department of Physics can finally call White Hall its home. White Hall celebrated its grand opening Friday with WVU administrators, faculty and students. “We’re here to celebrate more than an incredible renovation on one of our most historic buildings. We’re also here to celebrate our nationally recognized and dynamic department,” said WVU President James P. Clements. White Hall, a six-story lecture hall that was originally con-

structed in 1942 as the Mineral Industries Building, recently underwent $35 million renovations. Much of the original brass and marble flooring has been preserved as well as the iconic Robert Lepper mural. The design of the renovated White Hall includes additional classrooms, research labs and energy and water efficient office space designed to reduce carbon dioxide emission and yield improved indoor environmental air quality. “Every inch of this building supports the momentum toward greatness,” Clements said. “This is truly a physics building for the 21st century – a building that will continue to advance WVU

as a 21st century global leader in physics.” Physics Chair Earl Scime said the new building is exactly what WVU staff has been striving for. “Five years ago, I sat down and made a list of those things that I thought we needed in every lab to be an affective physics department,” Scime said. “I am very pleased to say that those things are here now. We have been able to put high technology and 21st century equipment into a twentieth century building. I just think that is outstanding.” The new hall also includes an innovative glass wall system that allows for better mobility of new equipment and maximizes efficiency.

A clean lab with air-filtering systems, a rooftop planetarium and an optical and radio telescope are now available to further enhance WVU’s award-winning research, Scime said. For decades, the department was located in Hodges Hall, a building which students and faculty agreed was not efficient. “Moving us to White Hall and moving out of Hodges allows us to have the last variable we need to do world-breaking research,” said Scott Cushing, a first year graduate student. “We have all the tools now, and it’s up to us to make things happen.” A 100 percent job placement

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WVU President James P. Clements applauds the opening of White Hall after more than five years of construction and planning.

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Africa Night was held Saturday in the Mountainlair ballrooms as part of Spring Diversity Days, a program that encourages students to experience other cultures.

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WVU experiences African culture during Spring Diversity Days by carlee lammers staff writer

West Virginia University students had the chance to experience African culture Saturday as part of Spring Diversity Days. The WVU African Students’ Association hosted Africa Night to engage the Mountaineer family as “One WVU” and celebrate One.Diverse.Africa. At the event, students enjoyed traditional dances, tasted African cuisine and discussed the culture while shedding light on growing issues. “As a Liberian myself, this is an issue that’s really close to my heart,” said Emira Woods, co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. “We are coming together at a special moment not only for Africa, but the world.” Woods discussed the great successes and transformations of the continent thus far such as the revolutions in Tuni-

sia, Egypt and Senegal where citizens are demanding “a different way”. “We are going through a transformation. What’s incredible is that young people are at the forefront,” she said. “They are essentially saying ‘enough is enough’ and demanding it a different way – demanding a way to determine their future and to determine the future of their children.” While Africa’s successes may be great, “the challenges are many,” she said. The growing negative effects of increased interest Africa has received from political leaders around the world is due to recently discovered oil, Woods said. “Where oil and other vital resources lie, there’s military interest,” she said. “We need to not let that dominate access and control, and make sure that the flow of resources is not penetrating crises. We need to make sure the resources of the land are benefitting those who are on it.”

Woods also shared the struggles of Ethiopia, where the land is being stripped away to provide biofuels for cars around the world, while many in the nation are faced with starvation. The key to a brighter Africa lies within young people taking a chance and stepping up to become visionary leaders, Woods said. “I believe WVU students can play a pivotal role,” she said. “You are the key to the future of Africa. I do believe you have the skills. Can you dare to invent the future? That is the challenge of the moment, for the continent and for the world.” WVU President James P. Clements said he believes events such as Africa Night allow the Mountaineer family to experience different cultures and are crucial to the University’s 2020

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Students awarded $10,000 each at statewide business competition By bryan bumgardner staff writer

West Virginia University student Meg Grzeskiewicz never imagined what started as a class project would eventually win her $10,000. “It was just an idea, then it kept getting bigger and bigger. Now, I realize I really want to go through with this,” she said. Grzeskiewicz is one of two winners of the 6th annual West Virginia Statewide Business Plan Competition, an event that gives students across the state the opportunity to develop business plans with guidance from economic

coaches, professors and business professionals. Ten finalists are selected by a panel of judges, and two winners are awarded grand prize packages of $10,000 in cash. The winners will receive accounting and legal services as well as office space provided by the WVU Business Incubator to grow their businesses. Both winners are from The Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design. Grzeskiewicz, an animal science student, developed a business plan for her “Bulls-I Cattle Breeding Technology.” Katie Workman, an agri-

business student, created “Home-Style Meals at Snowshoe.” The takeout or delivery service is designed to offer meals made with local ingredients to the residents of Snowshoe, W.Va. According to Kristina Oliver, contest judge and director of The West Virginia Small Business Development Center, entrepreneurs are crucial to West Virginia’s economy. “If we want to create economic development within West Virginia, we need to grow entrepreneurs,” she said. Oliver said more than 90 percent of the businesses in West Virginia are small businesses, and the impact gen-

erated by these entrepreneurs is essential to the state’s economy. “We understand what small business means to the economy of West Virginia, and we want to invest in these entrepreneurs,” she said. Oliver said although the contest is held in an academic setting, the plans, and the prizes, are very real. “We’re starting here on the academic level because they have these questions; however, this contest is a real life, full bore, private sector endeavor,” she said. More than 500 plans have

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West Virginia University officials are looking forward to the future as they wrap up the 2011-12 academic year with record enrollment numbers. “It’s been a transformational year,” said President James P. Clements at a WVU Board of Governors meeting Friday. As the University enters the Big 12 Conference with a stable financial outlook and promising academics, Clements said the changes to come are an opportunity to show the country what WVU is all about. “This move puts us in great academic company and gives us a national stage to talk about our academics, to develop partnerships and to recruit undergraduate and graduate students and faculty and staff,” he said. “This provides a great natural set of peers to collaborate with across the entire University.” WVU has seen significant growth in minority student recruitment as well, with ap-

plications increasing 20 percent and admissions up 37 percent. Donations made to the University have also risen, Clements reported. Alumnus Ben Statler made the largest single gift commitment in the University’s history earlier this year when he donated $34 million to the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, while The Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust donated a $10 million endowment to graduate education. In addition, Vice President of Administration and Finance Narvel Weese proposed an increase for next year’s tuition. In-state students would pay $284 more than last year, while nonresident students would pay an additional $892. The rise in tuition is being considered by the board, and Weese said percentage-wise, the increases are on par with peer institutions. Clements also noted that the University has realized

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Midwest tornado cuts engineering competition short by mackenzie mays city editor

A group of West Virginia University engineering students, who traveled to Wichita, Kan. this weekend to participate in an international design competition, didn’t get the chance to fly their final aircraft, but left feeling lucky to be alive. The WVU Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Team was caught in a tornado Saturday night that swept through southern Kansas, causing about $283 million of damage to the area, according to city officials. The student team was there competing in Design/Build/ Fly, an international radiocontrolled aircraft competition sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. “We were having dinner when it hit. We took shelter in the restaurant basement for about three hours. When we came out, it was like nothing we had seen before – ambulances, sirens, debris. It was a pretty scary site,” said Brandon Peterson, team leader and aerospace engineering student. Spirit Aerosystems, the facility hosting the competition, took a direct hit, with more than 10 of its buildings

acquiring significant damage. No major injuries were reported, according to The Kansas City Star. The influx of storms created dozens of tornados throughout the area and was only the second time in history that a high-risk warning had to be issued 24 hours in advance. The last warning was in 2006, when tornadoes tore through the southern U.S., killing dozens and damaging more than 1,000 homes. “When we realized that even the locals were scared, that’s when we started to worry. Some were saying it was the worst storm in more than a decade,” Peterson said. “A lot of us are from West Virginia and had never experienced that type of storm, so our nerves were pretty frayed.” Because of the damage, the competition was canceled – leaving many without the opportunity to compete in the final round, which allows the teams to validate their analytic studies. “We only got a taste of the competition. It was a hard stop, and a lot of the things we spent the whole year creating, we didn’t get to display,” Peterson said. “The third mission is the most important

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ANOTHER SWEEP The WVU baseball team was swept by Rutgers this weekend. The loss drops the Mountaineers to 1-9 on the road this season. SPORTS PAGE 9


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Volunteers to read names of Holocaust victims by lydia nuzum

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Unto every person there is a name. The Yom Hashoah International Holocaust Memorial Program will begin today at noon in the West Virginia University Mountainlair, and volunteers will read from a list of names to commemorate the approximately 11 million lives lost during the Holocaust – including six million Jews. “The Holocaust was not a singular event in history,” said David Levine, a junior history student and president of Hillel House, the WVU Jewish student organization. “The Holocaust was the most largely publicized of these genocides, but genocides still happen today. People still suffer; their families still suffer. For us to say their name, even one day out of the year, allows them to be remembered, and with that memory carries the weight of what happened.” The Hillel House will host a reading of names starting at noon and will continue uninterrupted for 24 hours. Levine said volunteers read an average of 15,000 victims’ names during the event – roughly .0025 percent of the six million Jews killed in the genocide.

Levine said the five million non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust included a range of people who were targeted by the Nazis during Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. “Homosexuals, gypsies, people of African descent, people with special needs, Communists,” he said. “All of those people were targeted, as well.” Julie Winegard, a sophomore art student and Hillel member, said last year was her first year participating in Yom Hashoah, and the act of reading the names of victims made the horror of the Holocaust more real for her. “This event is a good reminder of what happened,” she said. “It’s a very empowering thing and a very emotional thing to read the names.” The Holocaust was the systematic and government-endorsed genocide of six million Jews, including more than one million children, and the Nazi regime had eradicated nearly two of every three European Jews. The Hillel House will accept volunteers to read names throughout the 24-hour period. More information about the Holocaust will be available at the event.

WVU student parking permit renewals begins today West Virginia University students can renew their parking permits starting today through April 23. Any permits not renewed by the deadline will be made available for sale to the general student population. Permits for incoming freshmen and transfer students will be offered June 1. Due to construction on the Evansdale Campus, permit holders at the WVU College of Law, Department of Agricultural Sciences, the Evansdale Library and Department of Forensics can request to be placed on a wait list. Students who wish to be added to the wait list should email transportation@mail. or log into the MyParking website at http:// customer_service. Current permit holders looking to renew can access the site beginning at 12:01 a.m. today, while perspective permit holders can begin April 23 at the same time. Students should include their current parking area and permit number in the email request. All other student parking areas will require students who wish to purchase a permit for the 2012-13 academic year to place their name on a reservation list. For more information on parking permits renewals, contact the Parking Management office at 304-293-5502. —mdm



Members of the Co-Ed Professional Business Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, walked at Relay for Life, a fundraising event hosted by the American Cancer Society. The event was held Saturday in the West Virginia University Shell Building.

Secret Service scandal deepens; 11 placed on leave CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — An embarrassing scandal involving prostitutes and Secret Service agents deepened Saturday as 11 agents were placed on leave, and the agency designed to protect President Barack Obama had to offer regret for the mess overshadowing his diplomatic mission to Latin America. The controversy also expanded to the U.S. military, which announced five service members staying at the same hotel as the agents in Colombia may have been involved in misconduct as well. They were confined to their quarters in Colombia and ordered not to have contact with others. All the alleged activities took place before Obama arrived Friday in this Colombian port city for meetings with 33 other regional leaders. Put together, the allega-


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lied excluding the final round and emailed to teams at a later time. Peterson said his team left feeling like winners, though. “What we got to do, we did well. Some never even got a chance to fly, so we’re happy that we got to participate and, most importantly, that everyone was safe,” he said. “We’re pretty lucky.”

$12.4 million in savings and increased earnings through several initiatives. The University has replaced outdated utility equipment with new, energy-efficient models, resulting in $3.4 million in annual savings in energy and water consumption. A new workers’ compensation insurance carrier will also save about $600,000 an-


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been submitted and more than 20 businesses have been started since the competition began six years ago, including plans by students who didn’t win the grand prize. One of the contest’s former competitors, Nesha Sanghavi, went on to start University Girls Apparel, a fashion company geared toward collegiate clothing. Sanghavi returned to be a judge in this

tions were an embarrassment for an American president on foreign soil and threatened to upend White House efforts to keep his trip focused squarely on boosting economic ties with fast-growing Latin America. Obama was holding two days of meetings at the Summit of the Americas with leaders from across the vast region before heading back to Washington Sunday night. The Secret Service did not disclose the nature of the misconduct. The Associated Press confirmed on Friday that it involved prostitutes. The White House said Obama had been briefed about the incidents but would not comment on his reaction. “The president does have full confidence in the United States Secret Service,” presidential spokesman Jay Carney said when asked.

nually while providing better coverage. The board approved the creation of a new doctoral program in computational statistics in the Eberly College of Arts & Sciences. The program will integrate with the university-wide Statistical Consulting Center being developed by the Department of Statistics. The next BOG meeting will be held June 7 in Charleston, W.Va.

year’s competition. “The most important thing, I think, is to be as realistic as possible,” she said. Sanghavi said she was looking for students who could balance ideas and effective planning. “We’re looking for somebody that’s on point, the person behind the business who can take it to the next level,” she said. “If you’re the leader, I think it’s important that you get the whole picture.”

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Carney insisted the matter was more a distraction for the media than Obama. But Secret Service assistant director Paul Morrissey said in a statement: “We regret any distraction from the Summit of the Americas this situation has caused.” Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told the AP after he was briefed on the investigation on Saturday that “close to” all 11 of the agents involved had brought women back to their rooms at a hotel separate from where Obama is now staying. The New York Republican said the women were “presumed to be prostitutes” but investigators were interviewing the agents. The lawmaker also offered new details about the controversy. King said he was told that anyone visiting the hotel over-


Continued from page 1 Strategic Plan for the Future. “We are preparing students to work in what is truly a global market,” Clements said. “Events like Africa Night are vital to campus. They are so important and critical to creating awareness.” ASA Treasurer Amadou Toure said as an international student from Mali, he too be-


Continued from page 1 rate is one of many achievements WVU Physics alumni boasts. The department has produced 13 Goldwater Scholars and two Sloan Research Award recipients. WVU students have discovered six new objects in space and a star. In the past five years, undergraduate enrollment within the department has doubled in size and graduate enrollment has risen 30 percent, Cle-

night was required to leave identification at the front desk and leave the hotel by 7 a.m. When a woman failed to do so, it raised questions among hotel staff and police, who investigated. They found the woman with the agent in the hotel room and a dispute arose over whether the agent should have paid her. King said he was told that the agent did eventually pay the woman. The incident was reported to the U.S. embassy, prompting further investigation, King said The 11 employees in question were special agents and Uniformed Division Officers. None were assigned to directly protect Obama. All were sent home and replaced, Morrissey said, given “the nature of the allegations” and a zero tolerance policy on personal misconduct.

lieves diversity is crucial to success. “I want to see a more diverse campus. As a member of the Student Government Association, that’s what I’m fighting for,” Toure said. “International students are far away from their homes. The more diverse we can make campus, the more Morgantown can feel like a second home to these students.”

ments said. The new building is located on the Willey Street entrance of the downtown campus. WVU Provost Michele Wheatly said White Hall is one of the first buildings visitors see upon entering campus and reflects Mountaineer pride. “What a wonderful way to close the academic year,” Wheatly said. “This truly is a department and a building where all students can strive and flourish under wonderful leadership and technology.”

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New North Korean leader makes first public speech PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s new leader addressed his nation and the world for the first time Sunday, vowing to place top priority on his impoverished country’s military, which promptly unveiled a new long-range missile. The speech was the culmination of two weeks of celebrations marking the centenary of the birth of his grandfather, national founder Kim Il Sung – festivities that were marred by a failed launch Friday of a rocket that generated international condemnation and cost North Korea a food aid-for-nuclearfreeze deal with Washington. Kim Jong Un’s speech took North Koreans gathered at Kim Il Sung Square and around televisions across the country by surprise. His father, late leader Kim Jong Il, addressed the public only once in 0his lifetime. Appearing calm and measured as he read the 20-minute speech, Kim Jong Un covered a wide range of topics, from foreign policy to the economy. His speech, and a military parade that followed, capped the carefully choreographed festivities commemorating Kim Il Sung’s birthday, which included a massive fireworks display. It was the best look yet the outside world has had of the young Kim, who is believed to be in his late 20s. Punctuating Kim’s message that the North will continue


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un salutes during a mass military parade in the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to celebrate 100 years since the birth of the late North Korean founder Kim Il Sung on Sunday. to pour funds into its military, the parade culminated with the unveiling of a new long-range missile, though it’s not clear how powerful or significant the addition to the North Korean arsenal is. Some analysts suggested it might have been a dummy designed to dupe outside observers. Although the rocket launch Friday was a huge, costly embarrassment for the new lead-

ership, Kim’s address was seen by analysts as an expression of confidence by the young leader and meant to show that he is firmly in control. “Superiority in military technology is no longer monopolized by imperialists, and the era of enemies using atomic bombs to threaten and blackmail us is forever over,” Kim said. His message suggested no significant changes in national

policy – the “Military First” strategy has long been at the center of North Korea’s decision-making process. But there was strong symbolism in the images of the new leader addressing the country on state TV and then watching – and often laughing and gesturing in relaxed conversation with senior officials – as the cream of his nation’s 1.2 million-strong military marched by.

Outside analysts have raised worries about how Kim, who has been seen but not publicly heard since taking over after his father’s December death, would govern a country that has a nuclear weapons program and has previously threatened Seoul and Washington with war. At the celebration of Kim Il Sung, he appeared to clear his first hurdle. The speech was a good “first impression for his people and for the world,” said Hajime Izumi, a North Korea expert at Japan’s Shizuoka University. “He demonstrated that he can speak in public fairly well, and at this stage that in itself – more than what he actually said – is important. I think we might be seeing him speak in public more often, and show a different style than his father.” Kim said he will strengthen North Korea’s defenses by placing the country’s “first, second and third” priorities on military might. But he said he is open to working with foreign countries that do not have hostile policies toward his nation, and said he would strive to reunify Korea. He also stressed the importance of national unity, calling his country “Kim Il Sung’s Korea” rather than North Korea. “That suggests to me that they want to let the country, and the world, know that this is a ‘new’ country,” said Han

S. Park, a University of Georgia professor who works frequently with top U.S. and North Korean officials, after watching the events in Pyongyang. Despite his youth, Kim has been groomed since his teens to step into this role, Park said, citing conversations with North Koreans with knowledge of the leader’s personal history. Cha Myong Hui, a journalist with the government-run Minju Joson newspaper, said she was struck by how much he resembles his father and grandfather. “I can tell you every person in my country cried when they heard his voice,” she said. The young leader said he will aggressively pursue economic growth to improve people’s daily lives. North Korea has suffered decades of economic hardship following a famine in the mid-1990s and the loss of aid from the Soviet Union. Kim Jong Un’s formal threeyear succession has coincided with a push to improve the economy by employing modern technology. Kim made no direct mention of the rocket failure. But North Korea’s state media made an extraordinary announcement hours after the launch, saying that the attempt to send a satellite into space had flopped. It still claims past launches succeeded, which international experts deny.

Cease-fire truce eroding as first UN Taliban attack Pakistan prison monitors travel to Syria Sunday BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s 4-dayold cease-fire appeared to be quickly eroding Sunday, with regime forces firing dozens of tank shells and mortar rounds at neighborhoods in the opposition stronghold of Homs, hours before the arrival of a first team of U.N. truce monitors. Even though the overall level of violence has dropped, escalating regime attacks over the weekend raised new doubts about President Bashar Assad’s commitment to a plan by special envoy Kofi Annan to end 13 months of violence and launch talks on Syria’s political future. Assad accepted the truce deal at the prodding of his main ally, Russia, but his compliance has been limited. He has halted shelling of rebelheld neighborhoods, with the exception of Homs, but ignored calls to pull troops out of urban centers, apparently for fear of losing control over a country his family has ruled for four decades. Rebel fighters have also kept up attacks, including shooting ambushes. The international community hopes U.N. observers will be able to stabilize the ceasefire, which formally took effect Thursday. A six-member advance team of U.N. observers headed to Damascus on Sunday, a day after an unanimous U.N. Security Council approved such a mission. A larger team of 250 observers requires more negotiations between the U.N. and the Syrian government next week. With Assad seen as a reluctant participant in Annan’s plan, the observers’ success will depend on how much access they can negotiate in Syria and how quickly the team can grow to a full contingent, analysts said. The Security Council demanded freedom of movement for the U.N. team, but the regime could try to create obstacles; the failure of an Arab League observer mission earlier this year was blamed in part on regime restrictions im-

posed on the visitors. “This will be a serious catand-mouse game between the government and the U.N. for weeks to come,” George Lopez, a professor of peace studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana said of the new observer mission. Buying time is in Assad’s interest, he said. However, a reassuring presence of monitors could also enable Syria’s opposition to return to staging mass marches, common in the early days of the anti-Assad uprising that erupted in March 2011. In response to a violent regime crackdown on such protests, the turnout for weekly anti-regime marches has decreased. The opposition resorted more and more to armed attacks in recent months. By returning to peaceful protests, it would be able to regain some of the moral high ground it lost as the conflict became increasingly violent. Since the cease-fire began, each side has accused the other of violations. Syria’s state-run news

agency SANA has reported rebel attacks targeting checkpoints and army officers, while opposition activists said regime troops and their allied Shabiha militiamen continued arrest raids and mistreatment of those in detention. The city of Homs, Syria’s third-largest, was the main flashpoint of violence again Sunday. The city had been battered by daily regime shelling for three weeks before the cease-fire, and shelling resumed late Friday, less than 48 hours after the truce took effect, residents said. “What cease-fire? There’s an explosion every five to six minutes,” a Homs-based activist, identified only as Yazan, said via Skype. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said two men and a woman were killed by shelling in Homs on Sunday, and that three more bodies were found in the city. Rami Abdul-Rahman, head of the group, said Sunday’s shelling was more intense than the attacks of the previous day.

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Taliban militants armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades battled their way into a prison in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, freeing close to 400 prisoners, including at least 20 described by police as “very dangerous” insurgents, authorities and the militants said. The raid by more than 100 fighters was a dramatic display of the strength of the insurgency gripping the nucleararmed country. The escaped prisoners may now rejoin the

fight, giving momentum and a propaganda boost to a movement that has killed thousands of Pakistani officials and ordinary citizens since 2007. The attackers stormed the prison before dawn in the city of Bannu in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province close to the Afghan border, said police officer Shafique Khan. They used explosives and hand grenades to knock down the main gates and two walls, said Bannu prison superintendent Zahid Khan. “They were carrying modern and heavy weapons,”

said Zahid Khan. “They fired rockets.” Once inside the building, the attackers headed straight to the area of the prison where death-row prisoners were being kept, he said. They fought with guards for around two hours, setting part of the prison on fire before freeing the 380 inmates, including at least 20 “very dangerous Taliban militants,” said Shafique. Provincial police chief Akbar Hoti said authorities suspected the militants may have had inside help from prison officials.

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Expect improvement next year The Daily Athenaeum would like to congratulate President-elect Zach Redding and Vice President-elect Jarred Zuccari for winning the 2012 West Virginia University Student Government Association election. Redding, who will be student body president for the 2012-13 school year, led The United Party to a near sweep – with only one candidate from The Golden Ticket being elected as a governor. Although The United Party was fined $10 for campaigning too close to polling sta-

tions, candidates campaigned in a much better fashion than last year and the hope of SGA moving into a more positive light next year is promising. The United Party ran on respectable and important issues such as student health, bullying and improving student behavior. While talking about these issues is an easy task for anyone, accomplishing them is not. It will take work from not just Redding and his administration, but the student body as a whole. The image of WVU must be

improved. While it is common for college students to party and have fun, it is not common for students to disrespect the University, police and the community. The new SGA administration must set an example early next year, and follow through with outstanding leadership. Students can show their pride for WVU without damaging the image of this institution. This year’s election produced the lowest voter-turnout in a decade – only 9 percent of the student body

voted. While some speculate the low percentage is due to the new election procedures, it is most likely due to the poor image of SGA. While there have been some SGA members who have tarnished the image of SGA, there are many involved who care about the well-being of the University and its surrounding community. Redding and Zuccari must take action and show the student body how they can be more involved with the University. There are many measures

students can take to ensure a positive atmosphere for all at WVU. Many students are unaware of the good that can come from SGA. All school year, members of SGA dedicate themselves to making positive changes to the University, such as WVUp All Night. Both parties during the election campaigned honorably, and – win or lose – every candidate should be proud of his or her campaign.

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Pipeline that have been, “burdened excessively by government regulation,” Santorum said. In a report from www., Santorum’s plan was predicted to add $4.5 trillion to the national debt and decrease GDP by 104 percent. Another part of his plan,

reducing individual income taxes was also said to raise the debt by $3.6 trillion. Along with his economic plan, the rest of his platform was scary and overly dependent on his religious views. Santorum brought the contraceptive issue into his campaign, saying he would not

make legislation banning the use of it, but states reserve the right to do so. He commented on how it was against his Roman Catholic beliefs, and he opposed the use of contraceptives in marriage. However, when he was on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” with Joe Scarborough, Santorum said,

“‘I’ve never had any record or anything about talking about access to contraception.” Santorum has also been documented in the Huffington Post, saying contraception is “not OK because it’s a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed

to be. They’re supposed to be within marriage, they are supposed to be for purposes that are, yes, conjugal, but also procreative.” Aside from the birth control debate, one of Santorum’s goals would have been to reinstall the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy in the military. He said in an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly openly having gays and lesbians in the military was a social experiment and that it was harmful to the military and, conversely, to the defense of the nation. What Santorum planned to do was erase 50 years of progress so people could live in the utopia he created inside of his home and within his head. Santorum’s campaign was already declining. He lost to Romney in D.C., Maryland and Wisconsin, even after he hung out in bowling alleys to interact with blue collar workers. Had his campaign continued, he would have lost support from the homosexual community, since he was openly and proudly anti-gay, as well as women, since he basically called birth control evil and all women who use it the devil. He tried to gain support of conservatives, and although they still outnumber liberals in terms of population, even they felt Romney was the better candidate. Personally, I do not think a president should be able to limit the rights of citizens based solely on religious principles, especially when the country has an established separation between church and state.

thing negative, the public instantly associates that negative action with SGA, and they should. Candidates are associated with SGA. However, they are not always representatives or members of SGA. Almost all students can qualify to run for student government. With limited restrictions on who can run for office, is it any surprise that some less than ethical conduct has occurred in the past? Additionally, a large amount of this conduct has been performed by “agents” of candidates. These “agents” have ranged from friends or family to fraternity/sorority members and pledges.

It is impossible to prevent all of these individuals from acting in an unethical manner, especially when SGA itself has no idea who many of these people are. Yet those “agents” are still able to act in negative ways that will ultimately be associated with SGA itself. This is one reason that most of the negative press about SGA occurs during the election season. Yes, there are some much more uncommon instances when currently serving SGA members act negatively and it gains media attention. However, in those instances, our system has been highly effective at removing the responsi-

ble individuals. Over the past year many members of SGA have worked extremely hard to change the election system to be more effective, ethical and efficient. A survey of the student body was taken over the summer to determine student needs and desires regarding the election. A graduate level statistical study was done using this data. A survey of student government members was then done to determine their needs and ideas for improvement. Multiple people contributed to a report with suggested changes to the code. A committee was then

formed which included every branch of SGA (elected and non-elected). This committee debated each issue at length and came to compromises that served both the student body’s and the organization’s needs. Finally, the new code was written, a final meeting for adjustments was held, and it was then approved by the SGA Board of Governors. This was a difficult process. It was time consuming and ultimately spanned from this past summer until right before the election itself. But why would so many people dedicate so much time and effort to this goal? Because

they want to make our system better. They want to make it not only extremely difficult to cheat, but make it stupid to even consider it. From what I have seen and what has been said to me, this was accomplished. Students felt less hassled by candidates and candidates felt that they did not have to fear cheating. One member of the campaigns told me, “This has been the cleanest campaign in three years.” A huge amount of effort was put in this year by a large number of dedicated student leaders, all done to ensure that the student body would voice its opinion more effectively.

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On April 10, Rick Santorum announced his withdrawal from the presidential race. Santorum claimed this decision was made so he could spend time with his 3-year-old daughter, who was suffering from pneumonia at the time. His move cleared the way for Romney to secure the GOP’s presidential nomination. Although Santorum has withdrawn from the presidential race, he plans on continuing his involvement in the 2012 elections by helping other Republicans gain spots in the House and Senate. Had Santorum stayed in the race for the presidency, it was very unlikely he would have won. His platform was better suited to a different era before women had gained reproductive rights and before homosexuals were respected. Santorum’s platform was based entirely around preserving the traditional family in a society where divorce rates are increasing and it is normal for a child to have two homes. Santorum was convinced America had begun to degenerate, and he felt by using his own religious views, he could fix this problem. His economic plan included moves such as eliminating Title X, which provides funds to Planned Parenthood, cutting subsidies for energy and agriculture, and approving projects such as the Keystone


Former Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, left, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talk following a Republican presidential debate in Mesa, Ariz.

Majority of SGA’s actions are positive, not negative Jason c. junkin sga attorney general guest columnist

Student Government Association elections are a long and trying process. The candidates spend months preparing and weeks getting the required signatures and campaigning. The student body has to endure weeks of media flooding, strangers repeatedly vying for their votes, all while frequently hearing nothing but problems about the entire system. Every time a candidate does some-



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THE DAVID C. HARDESTY JR. FESTIVAL OF IDEAS hosts Charles Best at 7:30 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. Best is best known for founding, which collects project proposals from public school teachers across the country for learning materials. For more information, visit www.


A REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY SEMINAR by Jessalyn Hadfield takes place from 3:304:30 p.m. in Room 2055 of the Agricultural Sciences Building. Hadfield will speak on “Prenatal determination of disease: The effects of maternal nutrition during gestation.” For more information, call 304-293-1936 or email


DR. LUD GUTMANN, professor of neurology, will sign copies of and discuss his new book, “Richard Road: Journey from Hate” in the main floor Ruby Hospital Gift Shop from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The memoir describes his family’s leaving Nazi Germany in 1937, buying a farm in New Jersey, and becoming Americans. AN OVERVIEW PRESENTATION ABOUT GREEN DOT takes place from 7-8 p.m. in the Shenandoah Room of the Mountainlair. Green Dot is a new approach to preventing sexual assault, stalking, bullying and partner violence. For more information, call 304-293-3571 or email judy.murnan@mail.


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THE PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENT SOCIETY OF AMERICA meets at 4 p.m. in 103 Martin Hall. KAPPA PHI, a Christian women’s service organization, meets at 7 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church on the corner of N. High and Willey streets. For more information, email or visit RIFLE CLUB meets from 6-8 p.m. in Room 311 of the Shell Building. For more information, email Abbey at or Bob at FREE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Advanced Conversation Group meets at 6 p.m. at the Blue Moose Cafe for conversation, friendship and free English conversation lessons. New friends are always welcome. For more information, email Erin at STUDENTS TAKING ACTION NOW: DARFUR meets at 7 p.m. in the Mountain Room of the Mountainlair. STAND is active in planning events

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to raise money and awareness on the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan. For more information, email Felicia at or call 732-674-8357. AIKIDO FOR BEGINNERS is at 6 p.m. at Lakeview Fitness Center. There are special rates for WVU students. For more information, email WVU CLUB TENNIS is practicing from 9-10 p.m. at Ridgeview Racquet Club. For carpooling, call 304906-4427. New members are always welcome. 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 TRADITIONAL KARATE CLASS FOR SELF-DEFENSE meets at 9 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A of the Student Recreation Center. THE WVU EQUESTRIAN TEAM meets in Room 2001 of the Agricultural Sciences Building. The Western Equestrian Team will meet at 7 p.m. and the English Equestrian Team will meet at 8 p.m. RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION will meet at 7:30 p.m. Any issues pertaining to residence halls can be brought up and discussed at this meeting. For more information, email Victoria Ball at vball@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 walkin clinic is offered weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Services include educational, career, individual, couples and group counseling. Please visit to find out more information. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN needs volunteers. WIC provides education, supplemental foods and immunizations for pregnant women and children under five years of age. This is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. For more information, call 304-598-5180 or 304-598-5185. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a United Way agency, is looking for volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-on-one community-based and school-based mentoring programs. To volunteer, call Sylvia at 304-983-2823, ext. 104 or email ROSENBAUM FAMILY HOUSE, which provides a place for adult patients and their families to stay while receiving medical care at WVU, is looking for service organizations to provide dinner for 20 to 40 Family House guests. For more information, call 304-598-6094 or email rfh@ LITERACY VOLUNTEERS is seek-

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ing volunteers for one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and English as a second language. Volunteer tutors will complete tutor training, meet weekly with their adult learners, report volunteer hours quarterly, attend at least two in-service trainings per year and help with one fundraising event. For more information, call 304-296-3400 or email trella. CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. THE WELLWVU CONDOM CLOSET is held in the Kanawha Room of the Mountainlair every Wednesday from 11 a.m.-noon. The closet sells condoms for 25 cents each or five for $1. 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. MOUNTAINEER SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM is an all-volunteer nonprofit that promotes spay/ neuter to reduce the number of homeless pets that are euthanized every year. M-SNAP needs new members to help its cause, as does ReTails, a thrift shop located in the Morgantown Mall. For more information, visit THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE meets on the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon at Hatfields in the Mountainlair. All students and faculty are invited. For more information, email amy.keesee@mail.wvu. edu. THE CHEMISTRY LEARNING CENTER, located on the ground floor of the Chemistry Research Laboratories, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. FREE STUDENT SUCCESS SUPPORT, presented by the WVU Office of Retention and Research, helps students improve on time management, note taking reading and study skills as well as get help with the transition to WVU. Free drop-in tutoring is also available every night of the week in different locations. For more information, visit or call 304-293-5811. THE M-TOWN MPOWERMENT PROJECT, a community-building program run by and geared toward young gay or bisexual men 18 to 29, is creating an environment in the Morgantown community where young men can feel empowered to make a difference in their lives. MPowerment also focuses on HIV and STD prevention education. For more information, call 304-319-1803. COMMUNITY NEWCOMERS CLUB is a group organized to allow new residents of the Morgantown area an opportunity to gather socially and assimilate into their new home community. For more information, visit NEW SPRING SEMESTER GROUP THERAPY OPPORTUNITIES are available for free at the Carruth Center. The groups include Understanding Self and Others, A Place for You, Sexual Assault Survivors Group, Social Anxiety Group and Solution Focused Therapy Group. For more information, call 304-293-4431 or email THE FRIENDS OF THE MORGANTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY are seeking new members and volunteers for weekly book sale inventory. For more information, inquire at the front desk on Spruce St., downstairs during sales every Tuesday and the first and third Saturday of every month or call 304-292-7579. THE ROYCE J. AND CAROLINE B. WATTS MUSEUM, located in the Mineral Resources Building on the Evansdale Campus, presents its latest exhibit “Defying the Darkness: The Struggle for Safe and Sufficient Mine Illumination” through July 2012. The exhibit focuses on the history mining lights, and displays a wide variety of mine lighting implements. The Exhibit is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 304-293-4609 or email

HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year you make waves. You’ll want to work on your communication, even when you feel uncomfortable with the topic. How you express your anger becomes a key issue. If you are single, many people appreciate your bright, verbal manner. Take your time choosing a relationship, as you’ll tend to attract unavailable people. If you are attached, the two of you will benefit from many weekends away from others. PISCES might know more about you than you do. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Your fiery side could lead to dissatisfaction. Look carefully at your lack of patience. Communication seems to straighten out if you are open and accept that you’re part of a problem. An attitude adjustment will help you regain your sense of well-being and confidence. Tonight: Relax with a good friend. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHHH Zero in on what is workable. A meeting helps you focus and see different routes. There could be a disagreement between you and a loved one or a child. Your creativity might not be appreciated by this person. Don’t pout; instead, remain confident in your abilities. Tonight: Indulge a loved one. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHH Responsibility lands on your shoulders, but you cannot change gears right now. Someone could undermine you without realizing it. Stay calm, and do not play into his or her personal problems. Today could present a new beginning. Tonight: Others look to you for their cues.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH Remember, there is always another solution or path. You do not need to worry so much about a logjam. Start thinking about alternative ways to get around this impasse. Your ability to convert a problem into a solution catches the admiration of at least one person. Tonight: Go with an imaginative solution. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Have a much-needed discussion with someone, and you’ll make sound decisions. You have stretched as far as you can go. News from a distance could be quite shocking, if nothing else. You had a strong premonition of what was going to happen. Know that you do not have to act on this sixth sense. Tonight: Time for a special person. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH You are excellent at deferring to others, and now you can demonstrate that skill. A raise or some other unanticipated source of money could pop into your life out of the blue. Your creativity and desire to take risks will escalate. Tonight: Sort out the possibilities, then decide. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH Stay in touch with your needs and obligations. You might be frustrated as you try to get everything done. Focus, and don’t let a personal matter create too much angst in your day. A discussion illuminates a situation. Tonight: Choose a stress-buster, then go home. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH Your creativity is heightened by a disagreement. You want to find a resolution, and you would prefer to keep others involved. Discussions could become inflammatory.

Someone you sometimes take for granted will make you smile. Tonight: Fun, with a touch of mischief. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH Your mind is on your home and possibly a personal matter. If you are dealing with other matters, or even a social lunch, you will need discipline if this issue is not handled. Be smart and make important calls early. Tonight: Time to veg. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH You are up for nearly anything. Your instincts and premonitions seem to weave together. Be careful if you run into someone who seems to be unusually frustrated or angry. Stay out of this person’s issues. A purchase for your home could add to the quality of your life. Tonight: Out and about. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH Be aware of your need to have certain issues under control. You could tire yourself out if you continue like this. If you can maintain your caring ways, the results could be phenomenal. Go with the flow, and say “no” to fighting city hall. Tonight: Treat yourself. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHHH Your warmth helps melt barriers and establish better ties. A card or special gift can make all the difference to someone. You might assume that he or she knows how you feel. Don’t. A close associate could become less than reliable. Tonight: Make yourself happy. BORN TODAY Actor Charlie Chaplin (1889), inventor Wilbur Wright (1867), retired professional basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947)


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Monday April 16, 2012

Death metal band Skeletonwitch to perform at 123

Ohio-based band Skeletonwitch will be perform at 123 Pleasant St. tonight.

By Josh Ewers A&E writer

Today, metal makes its triumphant and boisterous return to local music bastion 123 Pleasant Street in the form of a heavyweight lineup featuring Prosthetic Records’ artist Skeletonwitch. Also performing is Ancient Shores and Sweet Life. This stacked lineup is presented by U92, West Virginia University’s official radio station. Skeletonwitch is a five-piece

unit out of Athens, Ohio, who will be taking a break from what is probably the most legitimately brutal tour of the summer with The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile, and Hour of Penance to return to Morgantown for a one-off show. With them they bring their own furious blend of metal that is a chimaera of sounds taken from some of the most extreme sub-genres metal has to offer including old-school thrash, Black Metal and even some elements of technical

death metal. These forces come together to produce something that is entirely Skeletonwitch: a fast-paced galloping monster armed with enough grooves and tastefully used blast beats to take down an army. Their presence in Morgantown marks a rare moment within the local music scene as one of the very few times of the year during which any band with black metal influences is playing anywhere in town. But, before Skeletonwitch

can level 123 Pleasant Street, Ancient Shores and The Sweet Life will begin the chaos. Ancient Shores is also a fivepiece band bred right here in the bowels of Morgantown. Being formed here seems to have influenced the band’s sound, because if there is a sound to perfectly encapsulate a vitriolic rage-fueled barroom beat down, then Ancient Shores have found it, mastered it and set it on fire, just for good measure. The band plays metallic

hard core at its finest- loud, raw, fast,intense and unapologetic. The band only slows it down for bigger-than-life slow sections that will bowl you over. The third band in this collection of cacophony is Sweet Life. Sweet Life is certainly adequately heavy in their own right, albeit in a more accessible way. The band takes cues from stoner rock bands like High on Fire (though they play faster than most) to lay down tracks that are as catchy and

groovy as they are low down and dirty. With these three components in place, the stage is set for one of the most ridiculous displays of metal 123 Pleasant Street has seen in a very long time. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 if purchased online in advance and $15 if purchased at the door. The show is open to anyone 18 or older. daa&

Student musicians to face off for Mountainlair Battle of the Bands by Hunter Homistek A&E writer


The State plays during the Battle of the Bands 2011 in the WVU student lot.

The West Virginia University Mountainlair, in conjunction with U92, is set to host a Battle of the Bands tonight at 8 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. The event will feature five bands, each of which contain at least one current WVU student, and these groups will be looking to put on an exciting and engaging show for all in attendance. “The show is a way to highlight our students at WVU,” said event organizer Erin Blake. “It’s a lot of fun and impressive to see what our students do in their off time.” Bringing their music to the stage tonight will be The Danger of Falling, Half Blind, JOE TAXI, The State and Stopwith. Each group will play three songs in an attempt to impress the judges and bring home the grand prize: a hefty sum of cash. The event is presented by Coca-Cola, and they are offering a $1,000 grand prize to the winning band. In addition, the secondplace group will receive a significant reward of $250 courtesy West Run Apartments. Other than the prizes, the bands participating tonight

will be hoping to expand their fan bases and, above all, have some fun. To help this happen, U92’s Jimmy Fortuna will be hosting the show and acting as emcee for the competition. “It’s exciting, being able to play,” said The State guitarist Brett Carpenter. “The event is hosted by U92, so you know it’s going to be a fun time.” To decide a winner tonight, each band will play for 20 minutes and then be judged by a panel of three judges who either serve as disc jockeys or work on air for the radio station. The bands’ music will be judged on its overall level of expertise as well as its originality, a point Blake hopes will help the groups stand out from the cover bands of today. “One thing I think is really cool is that the music needs to be original,” Blake said. “This is their original music, not just cover bands competing.” For fans of local music looking for some good-natured competition and a showcase of their fellow students’ ranging talents, the Mountainlair’s Battle of the Bands serves as the perfect way to kick off the week. daa&

Guns N’ Roses inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, without Axl CLEVELAND (AP) — On their way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Guns N’ Roses got together for one more gig. Axl Rose missed it. The hedonistic hard rockers, who became the world’s top music act amid endless dysfunction, members of Guns N’ Roses reunited for three songs on Saturday night before 6,000 fans, many of whom were thrilled to see at least most of the band’s original lineup jam on classic hits like “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Paradise City.” Rose, the band’s frontman and ringmaster of the G N’ R traveling sex, drugs and rock and roll circus, declined to attend the induction, saying he didn’t want to be part of the ceremony because it “doesn’t appear to be somewhere I’m actually wanted or respected.” He was hardly missed. While his decision disappointed some hardcore fans and ended any possibility of a full-scale reunion of the original lineup, guitarist Slash, bass-

ist Duff McKagan and drummer Steve Adler performed for the first time in nearly 20 years to the delight of the sell-out crowd inside historic Public Hall. Guns N’ Roses were one of the headliners of this year’s eclectic group of inductees, which included the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Beastie Boys, folk icon Donovan, late singer-songwriter Laura Nyro and British bands the Small Faces and Faces. The event lasted well into the early morning with an All-Star jam featuring some of rock’s biggest names closing the 5 1-2 hour ceremony with a stirring rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground.” Hours earlier, Chili Peppers lead singer Anthony Kiedis said it was strange to be enshrined while the band was touring. “We’re going somewhere,” Kiedis said. “How can we stop and take an award when really we’re just halfway there? But it is nice to be together with people that we spent some incredible years along the way writing

songs and playing shows in little theaters and sweaty little transvestite clubs and having the time of our lives.” Cleveland rocked without Rose. As he inducted Guns N’ Roses, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong recalled the first time he saw the band on MTV. “I thought, one these guys could end up dead or in jail,” he said. Guns N’ Roses came out both barrels blaring and their debut album “Appetite For Destruction,” shook a music world that at the time was consumed with pop ballads and dance music. “It’s the best debut album in the history of rock and roll,” Armstrong said. “Every song hits hard. It takes you a trip to the seedy world of Los Angeles. The thing that set them apart from everyone else was guts. They never lost their edge for one second.” Armstrong talked about each of the Guns members, talking about Slash’s mastery and

Adler’s pulsive, pounding beats before pausing. “Let’s see, who am I missing?” The reference to Rose drew boos and catcalls that Armstrong tried to shout down. “He’s one of the best frontmen to ever touch a microphone,” Armstrong said. McKagan and Slash did not mention Rose during their brief remarks but then took the stage with Myles Kennedy, a member of a side project with Slash, singing lead vocals. Like Guns N’ Roses, the Red Hot Chili Peppers emerged from Los Angeles during the 1980s when Sunset Strip’s rock scene was dominated by “hair” bands more concerned with their tight lycra pants and eyeliner than their sound. Not the Chili Peppers, who found their unique groove by blending punk, funk, rock and rap. While their lineup has undergone some changes founding guitarist Hillel Slovak died of a heroin overdose in 1988 Kiedis and bassist Flea have survived

personal highs and lows and the band remains one of music’s top live acts. “I think that he would have a good laugh,” Kiedis said. “Yeah, it would certainly mean something to him as he cared deeply about music and the love of the brotherhood of being in a band and being a creative force in the universe, which he is and always will be a brother in everything we do.” “If (Beach Boy) Brian Wilson (funkmaster) George Clinton had a kid he would be ugly,” Rock said. “But he would sound like the Red Hot Chili Peppers.” The Chili Peppers took the stage at 1 a.m. and opened a four-song set with “By The Way” with drummer Chad Smith flanked by Jack Irons and Cliff Martinez, two former drummers with the band. Flea gave a moving speech in which spoke of his passion to play for the musicians before him. He choked back tears as he thanked his mother. Three white middle-class

smart alecks from New York City, the Beastie Boys were initially dismissed as beer-swilling frat boys following their 1986 debut album “License To Ill,” which featured songs like “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)” and “Girls.” But their followup, “Paul’s Boutique,” was acclaimed by critics and brought the Beasties credibility in the black hip-hop community. “It broke the mold,” said Public Enemy’s Chuck D, later citing one of the group’s lines. “The Beastie Boys are indeed three bad brothers who made history. They brought a whole new look to rap and hip-hop. They proved that rap could come from any street - not just a few.” Only two of the three Beasties attended the ceremony. Michael “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “AdRock” Horovitz read a speech by Adam “MCA” Yauch, who has been fighting cancer. The Beasties are just the third hip-hop act to enter the hall, joining Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five and Run DMC.


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‘Hunger Games’ earns $21.5M to slap down ‘Stooges’


Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen, left, and Liam Hemsworth portrays Gale Hawthorne in a scene from ‘The Hunger Games.’ LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movie fans have chosen real violence over the slapstick variety as “The Hunger Games” held off “The Three Stooges” to remain the No. 1 weekend movie. Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games,” the blockbuster about teens competing in a televised fight to the death, stayed on top for a fourth-straight weekend with $21.5 million. That raises the film’s domestic total to $337.1 million. “I think a couple of weeks ago, if someone had told us where we’d be, we would have said, `We’d like to see that number, but it would be a pleasant surprise.’ So we’re in that pleasant surprise spot at this point,” said Richie Fay, head of distribution for Lionsgate. Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s slapstick update “The Three Stooges” opened in secondplace with $17.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

That was well above industry expectations of around $10 million for the 20th Century Fox update starring Chris Diamantopoulos as Moe, Sean Hayes as Larry and Will Sasso as Curly. Fox executives had figured the movie would appeal mainly to young males. But it also pulled in older men who grew up on the Stooges and a fair number of women and girls as whole families turned out to see it, said Chris Aronson, the studio’s head of distribution. “If you’re predisposed to open your mind, it’s a laugh riot,” Aronson said. The acclaimed horror tale “The Cabin in the Woods” debuted in third-place with $14.9 million. A smart, twisting take on the genre produced and co-written by Joss Whedon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), the long-delayed “Cabin in the Woods” had been one of the films caught up in MGM’s

bankruptcy but was finally released by Lionsgate. On the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking on April 15, 1912, the 3-D version of James Cameron’s “Titanic” sailed past the $2 billion mark worldwide. “Titanic” is just the second blockbuster to top $2 billion, trailing only the next film Cameron made - the sci-fi sensation “Avatar,” which took in $2.8 billion. Domestically, “Titanic” held the No. 4 spot with $11.6 million. The 3-D re-release has taken in $44.4 million domestically to lift the film’s lifetime total to $645.2 million. “Titanic” also pulled in $88.2 million in 69 overseas markets, including a huge $58 million 3-D debut in China. That brought the 3-D reissue’s overseas total to $146.4 million and the worldwide sum for re-release to $190.8 million. Added to the $1.84 billion

Robin Gibb in coma with pneumonia in hospital

Robin Gibb performs during the ‘Jose Carreras Gala’ rehearsal in Leipzig, eastern Germany on Dec. 14, 2006. LONDON (AP) — Former Bee Gee Robin Gibb is in a coma after contracting pneumonia, a statement on his official website said Saturday. The statement, which confirmed media reports that the singer was gravely ill, said “we are all hoping and praying that he will pull through.” The Press Association news agency reported that family members including wife Dwina and brother Barry were at Gibb’s bedside in a London hospital. Gibb’s publicist, Doug Wright, declined to comment, but Gibb’s son has acknowledged that the 62-year-old musician is seriously ill in a hospital.

Gibb was hospitalized last year for stomach and colon problems. He has not specified the exact nature of his illness widely reported to be cancer but told the BBC he had a growth on his colon that was removed. He said earlier this year that he was making a good recovery, but had intestinal surgery last month and was forced to miss the London premiere of his classical “Titanic Requiem” this week because of illness. His son Robin-John Gibb said the family was “praying for him and hoping he has a speedy recovery.” The Bee Gees British-born,


Australia-raised brothers Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb - had a string of disco-era hits including “How Deep is Your Love” and “Stayin’ Alive.” Their soundtrack to the movie “Saturday Night Fever” was one of the best-selling albums of the 1970s. The Bee Gees became members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and won seven Grammy Awards. Maurice Gibb, Robin’s twin brother, died in 2003 at the age of 53 due to complications from a twisted intestine. The Bee Gees’ younger brother, Andy, who had a successful solo career, died in 1988 at age 30 of a heart ailment.

take from the original release of the 1997 hit, “Titanic” has climbed to a lifetime total of about $2.03 billion. Another big overseas haul came with Universal’s “Battleship,” which opened with $58 million in 26 countries five weeks ahead of its U.S. debut on May 18. The action tale featuring Taylor Kitsch and Liam Neeson is inspired by the game Battleship. “The Hunger Games” added $15 million overseas to bring its international total to $194 million and its worldwide haul to $531 million. The weekend’s other new domestic wide release, Film District’s sci-fi story “Lockout,” opened at No. 9 with $6.3 million. The movie stars Guy Pearce trying to quell an uprising at an orbiting space prison. With no big new debut on the domestic front, the overall box office slipped for only the second weekend this year. Do-

mestic revenues totaled $117 million, down 10 percent from the same weekend last year, when “Rio” led with $39.2 million, according to box-office tracker Domestic revenues this year are at $2.98 billion, 19.3 percent ahead of 2011’s, putting Hollywood on a record money pace with a big summer lineup just weeks away. The superhero tale “The Avengers” kicks off the summer season May 4. Revenues may continue to lag over the next couple of weeks compared to last year, when the action hit “Fast Five” boosted business just before the summer season. “This year, we don’t really have something like that, but with the 20 percent lead we have over last year, we don’t really need it. We are in terrific shape going into summer,” said analyst Paul Dergarabedian. Estimated ticket sales for

Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday. 1. “The Hunger Games,” $21.5 million ($15 million international). 2. “The Three Stooges,” $17.1 million. 3. “The Cabin in the Woods,” $14.9 million. 4. “Titanic” in 3-D, $11.6 million ($88.2 million international). 5. “American Reunion,” $10.6 million ($11.8 million international). 6. “Mirror Mirror,” $7 million. 7. “Wrath of the Titans,” $6.9 million. 8. “21 Jump Street,” $6.8 million. 9. “Lockout,” $6.3 million. 10. “Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax,” $3 million.



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Local rapper R-Skid releases mixtape

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Ryan Skidmore released his mixtape April 2. The mixtape is available free through his website

by Hunter Homistek A&E writer

Local hip-hop musician Ryan Skidmore, known simply as “R-Skid,” released his newest mixtape entitled “Glory Days, Gauley Nights” April 2. The title of the mixtape is a tribute to the Gauley River that runs through eastern West Virginia, and Skidmore draws much of his inspiration

for the music itself from his Mountain State upbringing. “The mixtape just gives some more insight into me and all the guys,” Skidmore said. “I just wanted it to show our style of life, the way we grew up, our surroundings and where we’re at now.” Skidmore, a West Virginia University junior secondary education student from Flatwoods, W.Va., started rapping as a means of expressing the

trials and tribulations of everyday life. Along with friend and right-hand man, junior physics student DJ Spac, Skidmore seeks to represent a class of less fortunate children who battle adversity on a daily basis. Through his music, Skidmore aspires to provide hope to these children and craft a brighter future for them to look toward.

R. Skid is a native of West Virginia and he wants to bring more rap music into the culture. “We kind of have this moniker to represent kids that are written off and guys that don’t come from the best surroundings for what they’re trying to do in life,” Skidmore said. “I just want my music to represent them and help them out any way it can.” To accomplish this, Skidmore is offering the mixtape for free through his website and many popular hip-hop blogs in hopes of reaching

the largest audience possible. “It’s really hard to gain notoriety and a decent following, so I just want to do everything I can to put myself and this mixtape on the map,” Skidmore said. In an attempt to do just that, Skidmore is using “Glory Days, Gauley Nights” as a “warm up” for a larger conceptual project that he hopes to release later this year with an estimated 18-20

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tracks. “Staying busy is important, and I just want to keep putting myself out there and releasing music that I love,” Skidmore said. For those seeking a fresh mixtape from a local talent, Skidmore’s “Glory Days, Gauley Nights” can be downloaded through his website, daa&

‘The Cabin in the Woods’ surprises, satisfies audience hunter homistek A&E writer

“The Cabin in the Woods,” the latest work from storied writer Joss Whedon (“The Avengers,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), is not your average slasher flick. In fact, it’s not your average horror flick at all. With a cast led by Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”) and Richard Jenkins (“Step Brothers” ), “The Cabin in the Woods” expertly mashes the genres of comedy, horror and action to create a film unlike any other this year. To achieve such grand success, “The Cabin in the Woods” utilizes a familiar format. The plot is centered on five college students who plan a weekend getaway to a secluded, mysterious cabin in the middle of nowhere. Once there, they quickly learn something is decidedly “off ” about the cabin. From a two-way mirror in a bedroom to a huge mural depicting a savage murder, the students are alarmed and fear their weekend may not follow according to its relaxing plan. To this end, “The Cabin in the Woods” sounds like many failed attempts at horror that preceded it. Luckily, its similarity to these feeble “B-flick”

films ends here. “The Cabin in the Woods” introduces an element of sci-fi and 1984-inspired “Big Brother” manipulation not found in other horror films. Each oddity the students experience at the cabin is a carefully planned detail of an overseeing master plan. The mirror was planted, the painting was planted and the creepy oddities in the cellar were planted. Oblivious to it all, the students are puppets in a grand scheme to please a higher, ancient being. To make this idea more effective, the movie trades scenes from the students in the cabin to the corporation pulling the strings. In this way, the viewer is able to see each event unfold from both sides, making each move all the more exciting and nerve-wracking. Along with all of this, “The Cabin in the Woods” incorporates comedy absolutely flawlessly. The movie uses as much comedy as it does horror, and fans of Robert Rodriguez (“Machete,” “Planet Terror”) and Quentin Tarantino (“Pulp Fiction,” “Kill Bill”) will identify with and appreciate this style of comedic barbarism. While each of these elements are fantastic on their own, it is the way “The Cabin in the Woods” integrates each

‘The Cabin in the Woods’ Directed by Drew Goddard ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ combines elements of comedy and horror to impress audiences. that makes it special. Never is the viewer confused when switching between “horror mode” and “comedy mode,” because each style is prevalent for the film’s duration. Because of this blending of styles, “The Cabin in the Woods” is able to transcend genres and leave audiences enthralled. This considered, “The Cabin in the Woods” is one of the best horror releases in quite some time, and fans of horror, comedy or action owe themselves a trip to theaters to check out the masterpiece. daa&

Jules fights off a zombie in a scene from ‘The Cabin in the Woods.’


‘Matilda’ mops up seven prizes at theater’s Oliviers LONDON (AP) — Mischievous musical “Matilda” dominated British theater’s Olivier Awards on Sunday, winning seven prizes including a joint best-actress trophy for the four children who play the title role. Written by the playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Australian comedian Tim Minchin, “Matilda” took more prizes than any show in the Oliviers’ 36-year history. Its trophies included best new musical and best actor for a cross-dressing Bertie Carvel as well as the prize for young performers Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, Sophia Kiely and Eleanor WorthingtonCox. The quartet, who each perform two shows a week, are all 12 or under. Worthington-Cox, at 10, is the youngest person to win an Olivier. “That’s pretty cool,” she said. “Scary. But I find that pretty amazing.” Carvel praised the youngsters’ performances as “beau-

tifully unfinished ... and full of life.” Matthew Warchus, who took the best-director trophy for “Matilda,” said he was often asked which of the lead actresses was his favorite. “It’s a ridiculous question,” he said. “There’s four little miracles there.” The musical, based on Roald Dahl’s tale of an extraordinary little girl from an ordinary family, combines exuberance with Dahl’s characteristic touch of the macabre. It has become a big hit for the Royal Shakespeare Company, which has transferred it to the West End and plans to open it in New York early next year. Minchin praised the RSC for hiring two writers from outside the mainstream to create a family musical. “I think that’s a victory for risk,” he said. The Olivier awards honor achievements in London plays, musicals, dance and opera. Winners in most categories are chosen by a panel

of stage professionals and theatergoers. The prize for best actor in a play went jointly to Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, who alternated the roles of a scientist and his monstrous creation in Danny Boyle’s National Theatre production of “Frankenstein.” Miller paid tribute to his director, saying the hit show had succeeded because of “Danny’s quest for honesty and truth.” Ruth Wilson was named best actress for playing a weathered woman of the world in “Anna Christie” at the Donmar Warehouse. The production of Eugene O’Neill’s maritime melodrama, which co-started Jude Law, was named best revival. Wilson, who is currently filming action movie “The Lone Ranger” with Johnny Depp, thanked “Anna Christie” director Rob Ashford, because “you always cast a harem of gorgeous men for me to act with.”



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West Virginia’s offensive struggles continue, Mountaineers drop three to Rutgers by doug walp sports writer

The West Virginia baseball team was swept by Rutgers in a three-game series over the weekend at Bainton Field in Piscataway, N.J. The Mountaineers fell to 1423 (3-9 Big East) on the seasons and are just 1-9 on the road. “Our overriding issue is just we haven’t been able to score enough runs,” said West Virginia head coach Greg Van Zant. “To come on a four-game road trip and score just seven runs – you’re not gonna win many doing that.” The series sweep also extends the losing streak to four games for the Mountaineers, who haven’t won since Matt Frazer’s walk-off home run beat Villanova in extra innings at Hawley Field April 7. The Rutgers series began with Frazer, picking up right where he left off against Villanova: pushing across the first run of the weekend on a two-out RBI single in the first inning. Rutgers answered to make it 1-1, but junior right fielder Chris Rasky put West Virginia ahead again on a solo home run in the fourth inning, his first of the year. Right-handed starter Corey Walter pitched into the ninth with the 2-1 lead but was lifted for closer Ryan Tezak after a leadoff walk. Tezak subsequently walked the first batter he faced and then allowed a game-tying RBI single to Rutgers’ Pat Sweeney. After a wild pitch allowed one runner to advance, Tezak

intentionally walked the next batter to load the bases, but a walk-off single for Nick Favatella ended the game, earning Rutgers a 3-2 win. Walter allowed just two earned runs on six hits and at one point retired 12 consecut ive batters. He walked two while striking out three over 8.1 innings. West Virginia again scored a run in the first inning of the second game, but Rutgers put up a crooked number in the bottom half, pushing across five runs in an inning that 12 Rutgers batters saw the plate. Mountaineer starter Marshall Thompson struggled, giving up four hits and allowing three walks while only recording two outs before being lifted for reliever Austin Pressley in the bottom half of the first inning. Pressley was more effective, allowing three runs over 6.1 innings, but West Virginia’s offense was never able to rebound from the five-run Rutgers’ first inning, eventually falling by a score of 8-4. True freshman centerfielder Bobby Boyd and third baseman redshier sophomore Nate Antone both led the Mountaineer offense with two hits and one RBI, a piece in the loss for West Virginia. Hoping to avoid the sweep in the series finale Sunday afternoon, Van Zant sent Dan Dierdorff, who had shown an aptitude for stopping losing streaks in the past, to the hill to start for West Virginia. Dierdorff responded by giving his team a quality start, al-

lowing three runs in 6.2 innings. Dierdorff allowed five hits and walked two, but also struck out six. Josh Harlow replaced Dierdorff and pitched a flawless 1.1 innings, picking up three punch-outs of his own in the process. But the struggling Mountaineer offense again failed to support their starter with much run support, only pushing across one run on seven hits in the series finale. Rutgers scored three runs on only five hits, but that was enough to top West Virginia 3-1 for the series sweep. The loss moved Rutgers into sole possession of fifth place in the Big East, while West Virginia falls to 11th out of 12 total teams in the conference. With 19 games left to play, West Virginia will have to make up some ground and finish at least eighth in the conference if they hope to participate in the Big East Tournament. Van Zant attests the Mountaineers’ injury devastatedlineup will be the biggest obstacle to overcome heading down the stretch, but believes it’s a challenge his somewhat inexperienced team can overcome. “Work harder and stay positive, that’s what you do,” Van Zant said. “You go out every day, you work harder to get better and you don’t feel sorry for yourself, which is what our guys are doing. Getting in there and hitting good pitching is easier said than done.”

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WVU has strong showing at Jesse Owens Classic by amit batra sports writer

The goal was simple for the West Virginia track and field team as it went into the Jesse Owens Classic this weekend: improve in times and placement, while qualifying more girls for the Big East Outdoor Conference Championships and NCAA Regionals. The team earned careerbest times and league-qualifying marks. Redshirt sophomore Sarah Martinelli led the team with her 1,500-meter run. She placed fourth with a career-best time of 4:31.76, requalifying for the league after her successful trip to the Raleigh Relays earlier this season. Martinelli’s time was also second best for the team this season in the event. Both Josie Crouch and Hallie Portner earned league-qualifying marks in the 1,500-meter, with Crouch placing 15th in 4:37.61 and Portner finishing

16th in 4:37.72. Heather Adams placed ninth in the discus-throwing event. Her distance of 45.11 meters requalified for the league championships and surpassed the 40-meter requirement. Freshman Karissa Knabenshue finished in a distance of 41.61 meters, placing 24th in the event and earning a league-qualifying distance. It was her first competition since the WVU Holiday Classic at the start of the indoor season. Other participants Friday included redshirt junior Aubrey Moskal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and Jordan Hamric, Letitia Propst, and Sarah McCauley in the 1,500-meter event. The Mountaineers finished strong Saturday. Senior Terina Miller broke her own personal all-time school-best mark in matt sunday/the daily athenaeum the hammer throw event. Her Senior Chelsea Carrier-Eades finished second in the 100-meter hurdles at the Jesse Owens Classic. see track on PAGE 12

What to watch for in this year’s spring game ben gaughan associate sports editor

West Virginia University’s annual Gold and Blue spring football game will be quickly upon Mountaineer nation. This coming Saturday, WVU fans will be able to catch a glimpse of the aftermath of the 2012 Orange Bowl champions and how they have progressed since January. As a result, here are five important players or events fans might want to keep an eye on Saturday evening at the game. The progression of the offense

You might be thinking, “How could the Mountaineers offense do any better than scoring 70 points against Clemson?” Well, senior quarterback Geno Smith, quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital, head coach Dana Holgorsen and the rest of the coaching staff are not satisfied and believe it can be more prolific in its second year, even with the move to the Big 12 Conference. After 11 spring practices (out of 15 total), Smith has shown great control and leadership of the offense, and he looks more in shape than ever. “Geno is great. He gets a little too confident at times, but he’s doing great,” Spavital said. “He can actually go and coach the receivers up and coach the

running backs up, because he’s repped so many times that he knows where that receiver needs to be and where that running back needs to be. He can actually focus on them sometimes, and he’ll actually work out ‘I want you to go there if that happens or move that way if that happens.’ He is actually a coach out there at times.” He’s not the only one. The receiving duo of senior Tavon Austin and redshirt junior Stedman Bailey has been in sync with their quarterback throughout all of spring. Holgorsen has talked about Austin being extremely fast during game flow. What he meant is Austin has been going 100

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Greg Van Zant and the West Virginia baseball team fell to 14-23 this season after being swept by Rutgers. The Mountaineers are currently No. 11 in the Big East Conference with a 3-9 record in league games.

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Clemens back for perjury retrial WASHINGTON (AP) — In baseball terms, the first Roger Clemens trial was a rainout in the top of the first inning. Not because it actually rained, but because one of the teams turned on the sprinkler and left it running. Only two witnesses had been called last July when U.S. Judge Reggie Walton declared a mistrial, famously declaring that prosecutors had made a gaffe that even a “first-year law student” wouldn’t make. It was a courtroom humiliation even a baseball fan would understand. It’s been a nine-month wait for the makeup date. The case of United States vs. William R. Clemens was set to return to court Monday with the start of jury selection in the second attempt by the government to prove that the seventime Cy Young Award winning pitcher lied when he denied, in an appearance before Congress in 2008, using steroids and human growth hormone. To help make sure there’s not another misstep, the Justice Department now has five lawyers on the prosecution team, up from two at the first trial. “They bulked up their team,” said Washington lawyer Stan Brand, who represented Major League Baseball in connection with a 2005 congressional investigation into the sport’s steroids policies. “They’re going belt-tosuspenders so they don’t make any mistakes.” The trial is expected to last four weeks to six weeks, and the basics remain the same. The government’s key witness is Clemens’ former strength trainer, Brian McNamee, who says he injected the pitcher with performance-enhancing substances and held on some used needles that will be entered as scientific evidence. Clemens will be doing what he can to clear his name from allegations that the backside of his remarkable 24-year, 354-win career was the product of some-


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CAR POOLING/RIDES Roger Clemens will return to trial July postponement. He is being tried for perjury. thing more than an intense fitness regimen. The wait for the retrial has renewed debate over whether it should be taking place at all. Any verdict would be irrelevant for those who say Clemens has already been convicted in the court of public opinion, and even Clemens himself told Congress at the 2008 hearing that “no matter what we discuss here today, I’m never going to have my named restored.” Clemens’ statistics normally would be more than enough to put him in the Hall of Fame on the first ballot, but he’ll be far from a shoo-in when he becomes eligible next year. The prosecution has to be wary of the perception that the government has more important things to do than pursue than a costly case centered on a baseball player’s truthfulness. Some of the jurors in the

first trial felt that trying the case a second time would be “a waste of taxpayers’ money at a time when we have significant fiscal problems in our country,” Walton told both sides last September, according to a newly discovered transcript. With the trial is starting anew, the stakes are still high for both sides. Clemens’ reputation aside, he faces the very real possibility of time behind bars if he is convicted. U.S. sentencing guidelines suggest he would receive up to 15 months to 21 months in prison if found guilty on all six counts. The maximum sentence is 30 years and a $1.5 million fine. “Because if this man got convicted, from my perspective, knowing how I sentence, he goes to jail,” Walton said last year when explaining why he was calling a mistrial. The government needs a vic-


tory after expensive, high-profile setbacks involving other major sports figures dogged by doping allegations. A sevenyear pursuit against home run king Barry Bonds yielded a guilty verdict on just one count — obstruction of justice — and a sentence of 30 days confinement at his Beverly Hills estate. Bonds has appealed his conviction. Also, the Justice Department recently closed, without bringing any charges, a two-year investigation of possible drug use by seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. “For the government to lose this case after obtaining a very mild victory against Bonds,” said Michael McCann, law professor and director of the sports law institute at Vermont Law School, “would invite a lot of questions about the appropriateness of these prosecutions.”

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San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson will likely miss the rest of the season with an arm injury. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brian Wilson has no regrets about how many times he pitched during the San Francisco Giants’ improbable 2010 World Series title run. Nor about how he handled his rehabilitation program this winter, and certainly not how he stayed on the mound at Colorado last week despite ligament damage in his arm. “Absolutely not,” Wilson said. “That’s how I play baseball. Push it to the limits.” Wilson has now reached his limit. San Francisco’s bearded and boisterous closer said before Sunday’s series finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates that he will probably have elbow-reconstruction surgery, ending his season after only 46 pitches, two appearances and one save. An MRI showed the structural damage. Wilson plans to seek at least one other opinion and probably two, including from the renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews, who performs Tommy John elbowreconstruction surgeries. Rehab time is typically a year to 18 months. The news hands a big blow to a Giants team that has lost a major clubhouse fixture for the second straight season and has hopes of recapturing the magic from the city’s historic champi-

onship two years ago. “My spirits aren’t down,” Wilson said. “I know a lot of people are sad. I know Giants fans are probably going to look at this as like a huge loss. But we have the best bullpen in the league. I’ve been honored to play with those guys, teach them some things, and they’ve taught me some things, and they’re going to fill in my role as best they can. “I don’t think they’re going to falter. I think we’re going to take the West no matter what.” The Bearded One’s absence leaves a gaping hole in the bullpen. The 30-year-old Wilson, a three-time All-Star, led the majors with 48 saves in 2010. He finished 6-4 with a 3.11 ERA and 36 saves in 57 appearances last season, held out down the stretch as a precaution. Wilson said during spring training all seemed right with his elbow. And all did seem fine until he threw 32 pitches at Colorado on Thursday, preserving a 4-2 victory over the Rockies despite the apparent injury while working the second of back-to-back days. He stayed in the game with two outs and the bases loaded after turning his right ankle on a 1-0 pitch to Tyler Colvin. Turns out, Wilson really hurt his arm — whether the injury happened on that pitch is still

somewhat of a mystery — but he refused to be pulled out. “My mindset was, OK, if it’s inflammation, get out of your mess. If this is season ending, your last pitch is going to be preserving (Madison) Bumgarner’s win and not walking off the mound a failure,” Wilson said. “That’s just how I pitch. I don’t care how painful it is.” At least for now, Wilson’s replacement will likely come by committee. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said it would be nice to find a regular closer. In the meantime, he plans to give the ninth-inning opportunities to Santiago Casilla, Sergio Romo or even lefty Javier Lopez — all of whom helped fill in when Wilson missed time late last season with elbow issues. Bochy and athletic trainer Dave Groeschner were adamant the team followed every step of Wilson’s rehab properly — and the closer agreed — last year and this offseason. Wilson felt something in the elbow at Colorado, Groeschner said, but didn’t tell the team until Friday about the discomfort. Wilson, who already had one Tommy John surgery during college, was then sent for tests. The results seemed to surprise even Bochy considering Wilson was still hitting 95 mph on the radar and 89 with his cutting fastball against the


Rockies. “It’s pretty amazing where he was at given with what happened,” Bochy said. “He was still pretty good.” That’s Wilson. The eccentric right-hander with the bushy, black beard means as much to the clubhouse — regularly playing dominoes and pulling pranks with teammates — as he does when he runs out of the bullpen with House of Pain’s “Jump Around” blaring over the ballpark’s speakers. Still, with a deep bullpen, the loss doesn’t figure to cost San Francisco the way star catcher Buster Posey’s season-ending leg and ankle injury did after a home-plate collision with the Marlins’ Scott Cousins last May 25. In fact, Wilson believes he’ll have more time for his off-thefield antics in the clubhouse while rehabbing than before. He joked that he might hop in the broadcast booth and “maybe win an Emmy.” He still has another arbitration year under contract with the Giants, telling fans and media, “You’re welcome.” And he’s not worried about coming back, saying it’s an “opportunity for me to get a better arm. How’s that disappointing?” “If I plan on playing forever,” Wilson said, smiling, “then this is a small percentage of my career.”

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WVU scores three straight goals to down Eastern Kentucky by robert kreis sports writer

The West Virginia women’s soccer team erased an early 1-0 first-half deficit in its first home match since returning from Spain April 1. Eastern Kentucky scored an early goal that trickled past goalkeeper Sara Keane, who challenged the shot in an attempt to make the save. The Mountaineers’ response came late in the first half with two goals to close out the half. “We did a better job of just

being more organized,” said sophomore forward Frances Silva. “In the spring, you’d like to see these improvements on the team. There were definitely things we’ve been working on in practice that have gotten better.” The first goal came at the 35th minute when Silva crossed the ball into the box to senior Blake Miller. Miller, who capped off the fall season as a first team all-Big East Conference selection, passed to freshman Megan Robinson. Robinson returned the favor, passing

the ball back to Miller, who volleyed the ball into the back of the net for a Mountaineer score. Eight minutes later, the Mountaineers scoring attack was at it again— this time defending Big East Rookie of the Year Kate Schwindel spun at the top of the box before blasting the ball past the diving keeper. “It was nice to see Schwindel get a goal,” Silva said. “Obviously, she’s has that ability. She’s very good. It was nice just to come together. Play-

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ing in Spain was one thing, but then coming back and playing NCAA teams is another. It was nice to get a solid win.” With two consecutive scores, the Mountaineers were up 2-1 on the Colonels heading into halftime. After the half, senior Drea Barklage added an insurance goal for the Mountaineers at the midway point. Barklage was a key member of West Virginia’s dominating backline that led to 11 shutouts in the fall season. Silva admits the learning experience in Spain was evi-

Canadian national team. McCarthy was training with Canada in preparation for the 2012 London Olympics and is the only returning member of the Mountaineer backline. McCarthy and the Mountaineers will continue their spring season April 21 in a double header against Ohio State and Pittsburgh in Columbus, Ohio.

Nick Arthur contributed to this story.


Mountaineers earn first place finish at Knecht Cup by shea ulisney

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The West Virginia men’s soccer team and head coach Marlon LeBlanc lost to Wake Forest Saturday. The Mountaineers are now 0-3 this spring.

WVU falls to Wake Forest by alex sims sports writer

West Virginia men’s soccer dropped its third straight spring match Saturday. WVU was downed 1-0 in Winston-Salem, N.C., against Atlantic Coast Conference foe Wake Forest and fell to 0-3 on the spring season. Junior forward Andy Lubahn netted the lone goal of the match in the 70th minute after regaining possession of a cleared corner kick delivered by junior midfielder Ben Newnam. Once the Erie, Pa., native took control of the ball, he drove it into the back corner of the net past WVU goalkeeper Pat Eavenson. The Demon Deacons controlled possession throughout the match, holding the advantage in shots 14-4 and corner kicks 8-2. These two squads will have a rematch in the fall, again in Winston-Salem. Next on the spring slate for WVU is its first home match of the season against Slippery Rock. The match is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. Sunday at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.


Continued from page 9 distance of 55.09 meters beat her previous best of 54.98, which was set earlier this year at the Wake Forest Open. She was eighth overall and requalified for the Big East competition next month. Redshirt sophomore Chene Townsend was 14th in the 100-meter dash and finished first in her section with a career-best time of 12.21. Her previous best time was 12.38. In the 100-meter hurdles, Townsend finished in sixth place with a 13.97 score. Sophomore transfer Stormy Nesbit continued the Mountaineers’ success with a thirdplace finish in the long jump, with a distance of 5.99 meters. It was a personal-best distance for the squad this season. Senior Chelsea CarrierEades placed second in the 100-meter hurdles with a season-best 13.37 to requalify for the Big East competition. She

also had a strong finish in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing in 59.02 seconds and qualifying for the Big East Outdoor Championships. The 4x100 relay team of Townsend, Carrier-Eades, Shakiyla Cosby and Nesbit performed well in the event, finishing fifth at 47.32. Both Sydney Cummings and Meghan Mock had successful distances in the high jump and long jump. Cummings finished second place in high jump with a 1.65-meter height, while Mock placed seventh in the long jump with 5.71 meters. In the pole vault event, Katlyn Shelar placed fifth at 3.70 meters, while Adams came in 10th in the hammer throw at 53.02 meters. Her career-best is 53.29 meters. Next week, some athletes will travel to Walnut, Calif., for the Mt. Sac Relays, while other Mountaineers will head to Princeton, N.J., for the Larry Ellis Invitational.

The West Virginia rowing team traveled to the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, N.J., Saturday, the Knecht Cup Regatta, in which the team earned a first-place finish during the varsity four event. “We had a pretty good day overall,” said head coach Jimmy King. “(We were) gaining valuable racing experience in the process.” King entered Saturday’s race with mixed feelings about the teams’ upcoming performances due to the many changes made in line-ups during the past few weeks. King remained optimistic, and the Mountaineers finished the first day of the competition with all four crews advancing to the finals of their events. The novice four crew of Bethany Sapen, Melinda Sharon, Enya Messersmith, Kaitlyn Eason and coxswain Alex-

andra Basil secured a spot in the Grand Final. The crew advanced after a semifinal firstplace victory with a time of 8:30.38. The varsity four, crew of Sarah Hansard, Tamyra Roberts, Rebecca Knecht, Brianna Dendler and coxswain Sarah Cartwright advanced to the Third Level Final after finishing semifinals with a time of 8:26.19. The varsity eight crew of Hilary Meale, Jenelle Spencer, Rachelle Purych, Danielle Widecrantz, Kelly Kramer, Shannon Gribbons, Karen Verwey, Courtney Schrand and coxswain Mallory Fisher, secured a spot in the Petite Final. The crew advanced after finishing fourth in semifinals with a time of 6:44.70. The second varsity eight crew of Jessica Hurlbert, Mollie Rosen, Elizabeth Duarte, Rachel Cokeley, Jessica Kelly, Amanda Hirsch, Danika Rencken, Lisa Deklau, and coxswain Ellen Shular ad-

NEW YORK (AP) — The Miami Heat finally came to Madison Square Garden, a sea of orange surrounding them in what looked like a playoff game. Maybe that’s all it took to bring out their best on the road. LeBron James had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade added 28 points and nine boards, and the Heat overcame Carmelo Anthony’s 42 points to beat the New York Knicks 93-85 on Sunday to clinch the Southeast Division title. Originally scheduled to be here in November, the Heat’s lone regular-season game in New York came with the compressed regular season coming to a close — and with a chance they’ll be back again soon. “This is obviously a lot of our favorite places to play, but I think it came at a good time for us,” Wade said. “We were struggling, as in to play a complete game on the road, and what better place to come in and focus then here, where this


Continued from page 9 percent all of the time now, instead of taking some plays off where he wouldn’t run full speed. This change has given Austin the opportunity to get touches on the ball even more than he did last spring, which benefits the entire offense. You also need to check out the freshman tandem of Dante Campbell and Jordan Thompson. They are complete opposites of each other but bring

team has been playing well and can embarrass you if you don’t play your game. So understanding that this could obviously be a firstround matchup as well, I thought today we came in, we didn’t play amazing, but played good enough to win the game. We did a lot of good things, so it was a good time for it.” Chris Bosh finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Heat, who pulled away in the fourth quarter of a possible playoff preview. Miami is second in the Eastern Conference and the Knicks came into the game tied for seventh, although they fell back behind Philadelphia after the loss. Anthony had only two baskets in the fourth quarter, perhaps tired from playing 43 minutes and with James switching over to defend him after Anthony had overwhelmed Shane Battier. New York had its nine-game home winning streak snapped. Anthony had the Knicks hop-

ing he could pull out another game against a power team after scoring a season-high 43 last Sunday in overtime against Chicago. His tip-in gave New York a two-point lead with 9½ minutes left, but by the time he had his other field goal on a 3-pointer with 1:28 remaining, Miami had opened an 11-point cushion. “It was all a blur. I don’t even know what happened. It just happened so fast. They made some tough shots down the stretch the last couple of minutes of the game, the last six minutes of the game,” Anthony said. “We couldn’t make shots. We had some good looks. Couldn’t make them. Didn’t make them.” JR Smith scored 16 points for the Knicks, who lost all three games against the Heat. Still without the injured Amare Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin, New York didn’t have the firepower to match Miami’s Big Three for 48 minutes. Wade moved easily and shot 10

great qualities to an already talented receiving corps. Thompson is a younger Austin ; super quick, very small, but you probably won’t be able to catch him. Campbell is 6-4, 215 pounds, and he is ready to compete at the collegiate level.

and new running back Donovan Miles, both at the A back position. Miles moved from linebacker this spring and has impressed coaches with his work ethic and blocking ability. Clarke, who had fumbling problems early in his career, has been getting the ball more often this spring after being a blocking running back last season. Unfortunately, Clarke hurt his ankle in practice last week. But, if he can play, you can be sure he’ll run hard through the defense. Redshirt senior Shawne Alston has been getting a majority of the carries this spring in Garrison’s absence. Look for him to be strong and low to the ground Saturday, like he was against Clemson.

Running back variety With the injury to sophomore running back Dustin Garrison, other players have stepped up in the backfield and improved in their own right. Two players in particular are redshirt seniors Ryan Clarke

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vanced to the Third Level Final after finishing semifinals with a time of 7:22.59. According to King, in order for success in the finals, each crew would need to put together a complete race from start to finish. Last year, the novice four crew took first place, earning the Big East Boat of the Week honors for their performance. Sunday, the Mountaineers’ novice four crew took on Duquesne, Villanova, Fairfield, Old Dominion and Delaware, but were unable to pull out another victory. The crew finished the Grand Final in last place with a time of 8:34.05. The varsity four earned a first-place finish in the Third Final for the Mountaineers. They defeated crews from Army, Buffalo, Temple and Big East opponents Rutgers and Connecticut, with a time of 8:01.28. During the Petite Final, the varsity eight took on Old Do-

minion, Drexel, Temple, Miami and George Mason. They placed fourth with a time of 6:42.72. The second varsity eight competed in the last final for the Mountaineers – the Third Final – racing against North Carolina, Connecticut, Old Dominion, New Hampshire and Miami. The crew finished in fifth place with a time of 7:16.68. King will continue to make improvements to each event to assure success in future races. The Mountaineers will return to the water Saturday, to race against Dayton University at home on the Monongahela River in Star City, West Virginia. The weather forecast for Saturday’s event will be overcast with a 60 percent chance of rain at a high of 63 degrees, with winds from the southeast at 5 to 15 mph.

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dent back at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. “We brought back some things (from Spain). Ball possession and playing faster, we definitely tried to apply them,” she said. “We tried to apply not only things from Spain but also things from practice. We did a good job at that. Obviously, there were some break downs. But overall, we showed improvement.” Another influential member of last fall’s defensive unit, Bry McCarthy, was welcomed back from training with the

of 18 after missing the last game to rest his ankle. Miami has won two in a row after back-to-back losses last week against Boston and Chicago. “We got some defensive stops in Chicago, but were unable to close it out,” James said. “Tonight we were able to make some shots from the floor and then come back down and get some big stops.” Despite their talent, the Heat haven’t measured up on the road in recent weeks, perhaps the biggest concern about them heading into the postseason. They are only 17-13 outside Miami and hadn’t beaten a team with a winning record in nearly a month. “It’s all about perseverance and just continuing to stay with it,” Bosh said. “We know we’re a great road team, we just have to go out there and prove it night in and night out and I think we’re going to do a better job and continue to play well, and hopefully this will give us some momentum.”

ing extremely hard at that.” Redshirt junior Tyler Anderson will play defensive end in certain packages this season, has improved greatly from last season, and can and will play multiple positions for the defense to get pressure on opposing quarterbacks. “We won’t put him on the field as a defensive end against two backs, or a tight end and two backs, or in running formations; he will still play buck in those situations,” said defensive line coach Erik Slaughter. “What I’ve seen from him is he’s extremely athletic, very coachable, and he plays extremely hard.” Sophomore linebacker Jared Barber, who started in the Orange Bowl, is an all-around guy who has become one of the New pass rush leaders on defense. Look for Moving to the 3-4 defense him to make a lot of tackles and will change some things this patrol the linebacking corps. season. But, several players with potential who didn’t get a lot of Young defensive backs chances in the 3-3-5 scheme Seniors Pat Miller and Terlast season will get to showcase ence Garvin are both out for the spring game due to injuries, so their talents this year. Senior linebacker Josh Fran- the depth in the defensive backcis is a great athlete and has field is thin. wowed coaches this spring. Redshirt juniors Brodrick “He’s extremely explosive Jenkins and Darwin Cook are with all that speed, energy and the most experienced players agility; we just have to get it left. So, freshmen Karl Joseph, all working together with the Terrell Chestnut and sophomechanics of pass rush tech- more Avery Williams will get niques,” said co-defensive co- their chances Saturday. ordinator Keith Patterson. It won’t be easy against the “There’s going to be people that talented receivers, but it will be can just run right by, but very a good test to see where they all few. At some point, you’re go- are at this point. ing to have to learn a pass rush technique, and I see him work-

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