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Statewide plan encourages fitness by lacey palmer staff writer

The West Virginia Physical Activity Plan, developed to promote physical activity and improve the health and quality of life for the citizens of West Virginia, will be released today during a ceremony held in Charleston. WV Physical Activity Day will be celebrated today in schools and communities across the state. The purpose of the day is

to celebrate the launch of “Active WV 2015: The WV Physical Activity Plan.” The plan will be announced at a ceremony in the state capitol at noon. The plan is modelled after the National Physical Activity Plan launched in 2010, and it aims to get West Virginians more physically active as well as teach the benefits of being physically active. This plan hopes to combat the obesity epidemic and to create a healthier state, said

Shannon Holland, chair of Communications of the WVPAP Coordinating Committee and executive director for WV On the Move. “Increased physical activity with the implementation of this plan can be key to turning that epidemic around in West Virginia,” Holland said. Carrying out the West Virginia Physical Activity Plan requires involvement from eight main sectors: Health Care, Public Health, Education, Busi-

ness & Industry, Mass Media, Parks/Recreation/Fitness/ Sports, Transportation/Land Use/Community Planning, Volunteer and Non-Profit, while promoting physical activity throughout the state. “It was a strategic process to finalize this plan that involves teamwork from all eight sectors,” said Eloise Elliot, chair of the WVPAP Coordinating Committee and Ware Distinguished

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Students react to SOPA protests by mackenzie mays city editor

As thousands of websites blacked out their pages Wednesday to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, West Virginia University students took to social media outlets to express their concerns about the impact the bill could have on their futures. “The Internet is one of the main focuses of our generation,” said Rusty Isaacs, a freshman general studies student. “It’s the tool we use to communicate and express ourselves.” The SOPA and Protect IP Act (PIPA) bills would censor the Web and curb access to websites to fight online trafficking of copyrighted intellectual property. Wikipedia banned access for 24 hours Wednesday to raise awareness, displaying a message that read “Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge” and encouraged users to contact their local government representatives. The site only allowed Internet users to search content related to SOPA and PIPA. Google blacked out its logo and urged users to “Tell congress: Please don’t censor the web!” “I don’t like the idea of

something that restricts the freedom of the web,” Isaacs said. “I like how with websites like Tumblr you can repost and share other people’s media – things that you like, things that you appreciate and things you want to share. There’s no harm in that.” On Wednesday, several co-sponsors of SOPA and PIPA publicly withdrew their support. President Barack Obama said he would not support the bill – delaying SOPA and pushing the House to revisit the issue next month. The Senate is scheduled to begin voting on PIPA Jan. 24. Jerry Causby, a computer science student, said he believes the bills aren’t dedicated to protecting intellectual property as they claim. “I’m a musician, and somewhat of a poet. I’ve created both programs and songs that are my own intellectual property,” Causby said. “Seems to me that the government really is pushing a lot of laws through that control the liberties of everyone on multiple levels.” However, Causby said Wednesday was a victory for internet users and all American citizens.

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SGA elections now open to candidates by kelsey montgomery staff writer

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Kevin Jones led West Virginia with 25 points and seven rebounds in Wednesday night’s 78-62 win against Marshall.

Tomblin appoints new member to Board of Governors by lydia nuzum

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West Virginia businessman and West Virginia University alumnus David Alvarez has been appointed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to the WVU Board of Governors. Alvarez, a native of Bridgeport, will begin his term in February. He will fill the unexpired term vacated by Carolyn Long through June 30, 2014. “I’m very humbled by the appointment from Governor Tomblin to the Board of Governors,” Alvarez said. “I think it’s a wonderful university and the

flagship of West Virginia, and I think from a national standpoint we can continue do great things. I’m just excited and humbled to be a part of it.” Alvarez is president of MEC Construction, headquartered in Bridgeport. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from WVU in 1985. Alvarez is a former member of the WVU Alumni Association Board of Directors and currently serves on the WVU School of Medicine Visiting Committee. He also serves with other community organizations such as MEDBROOK Children’s

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Charity and MVB Bank. Alvarez was recently recognized with the FBI’s national Director’s Community Leadership Award for his philanthropic efforts with law enforcement and youth and children in crisis. Alvarez said he hopes to contribute to the positive image of the University, as well as to help realize the goals outlined by the WVU 2020 Strategic Plan for the Future. “I want to continue to see things go in the right direction,” Alvarez said. “We’re getting great recognition nationally. I’m excited about it, and I think President Clements is do-

ing a wonderful job. I’m looking forward to working closely with him.” The Strategic Plan outlines the University’s goals as a landgrant institution, which include global engagement, diversity, educational achievement and innovation. “I’m looking forward to working with David Alvarez,” said WVU President James P. Clements. “I’ve had the privilege to interact with him over the past few years and know he absolutely loves West Virginia and WVU. He’s coming on

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INSIDE THIS EDITION The West Virginia track and field team will host the W. Va. State Farm Games this weekend. SPORTS PAGE 7

Students who want to run for an elected position in West Virginia University’s Student Government Association can now begin publicly campaigning. At the SGA meeting on Wednesday night, the Board of Governors voted to make an amendment to the SGA constitution allow the campaign timetable to start prior to April. The BOG voted last week to amend the SGA elections code to change the election timetable, allowing elections to take place before spring break. However, the board voted against the amendment to strike the April timetable from the constitution last Wednesday, making the constitution in conflict with the code. The constitution takes precedence over the elections code, and potential candidates were barred from announcing their candidacy until within eight weeks of the April date. The governors motioned to allow a re-vote and a second vote with at least a two-thirds

majority, which allowed the timetable to be extended before the eight weeks of the April date. “Those who wish to join a ticket and gather a party can now do so after today’s voting,” said SGA Attorney General Jason Junkin. Following the striking of the word “April,” there was an announcement from WVU student Ryan Cox. Cox declared his intention to become a member of the “Dark Knight” Party ballot along with Dave Small, who is running for president and Katherine Bomkamp, who is running for Vice President. Small made his intent to run for SGA president with Bomkamp as his vice-president public at last week’s meeting despite the complications with the elections code and constitution. Governor Taj Rohr announced he was seeking a Staff Council Representative. The representative would have to attend weekly Staff Council meetings that are held in the Jerry West Room of the Coliseum each Wednesday.

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CAPITAL CLASSIC The West Virginia men’s basketball team defeated Marshall 78-62 in the Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic Wednesday. SPORTS PAGE 8


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WVU Staff Council discusses human resource reform by bryan bumgardner staff writer

The West Virginia University Staff Council welcomed Shenita Brokenburr Wednesday morning to discuss Senate Bill 330, which affects university employees across the state. The bill was passed by the West Virginia Senate March 12, 2011 and took effect in June. The bill sets guidelines for human resource reform, up-

dated salary schedules, internal assessments of employee satisfaction and employee retention. Brokenburr, who serves as the vice chancellor for higher education at the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education, stressed how important SB 330 is to WVU employees. “If West Virginia Higher Education is going to compete regionally, nationally and

globally, we must evolve our thinking and begin to invest in our most valuable asset – people,” Brokenburr said. The state of West Virginia is currently ranked 50th for people holding bachelors degrees and ranks 49th in personal income per capita. In addition, the average individual in the U.S. has had 14 jobs by age 38. Brokenburr said the bill can address these problems by reforming human resources infrastructure and

policy. “We are transitioning to a new world, and organizations are years behind on HR,” she said. Ineffective policies are preventing universities like WVU from reaching their full potential, Brokenburr said. In the modern work environment, two-thirds of the workforce are active on social networking sites and one in four prefer email to faceto-face interaction with coworkers, Brokenburr said.

“If employees are the greatest resource, why do we only check their performance once a year?” she said. Challenges facing Human Resources reform in West Virginia institutions include lack of an infrastructure, difficulty attracting out-of-state professionals, antiquated policies and resistance to change, Brokenburr said. Brokenburr encouraged the WVU Staff Council to help spread awareness about the bill and inform others who

may be affected by it. “Some people seem to think the bill meant a huge raise on their checks, but it’s not,” Brokenburr said. “It’s a culture change. It’s about adding value to each part of an employee’s career.” The Staff Council will discuss how to adapt the bill in the near future. For more information about SB 330, visit www.legis.state.wv.us. danewsroom@mail.wvu.edu

Arch Coal settles West Virginia West Virginia lawmakers receive selenium pollution lawsuit ‘cracker’ tax break bill Local

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia would offer a 25-year break from property taxes to attract a new chemical plant fueled by the state’s emerging Marcellus natural gas industry, under a proposal from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin that debuted in the Legislature on Tuesday. A second bill introduced from Tomblin’s agenda would continue to exempt the state’s ailing timber sector from severance taxes, while a third would repeal a tax on telecommunications services that no longer yields revenues. West Virginia is competing with other Marcellus shale states for a so-called “cracker” plant. This massive facility would “crack” or convert ethane, a byproduct of Marcellus wells, into the highly useful chemical compound ethylene. The state Department of Revenue estimates that a $2 billion plant would create 12,000 jobs, both direct and indirect as well as induced by the resulting consumer activity. Revenue officials say these jobs would provide $600 million in wages annually. “We really see it as a way

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Continued from page 1 The SGA also voted to allow its logo to be displayed on the new WVU Facebook page that is intended for admitted high school students to learn more information on becoming a future

to revitalize manufacturing in West Virginia,” Karen Price, president of the Manufacturers Association, said of a cracker. She added, “It won’t just change the manufacturing economy, it will change the whole economy.” Tomblin’s proposal would benefit a company that invests at least $2 billion to build a cracker. It would slash the appraised value of real estate as well as equipment and inventory to 5 percent of market value. It expands on a 10-year tax break passed last year, at Tomblin’s request, to spur spinoff industries from drilling the natural gas-rich Marcellus reserve. Price’s group supports the bill as a “great economic development tool,” she said Tuesday. “I think we’re pretty well positioned (for a cracker). The tax issue is one that sticks out like a sore thumb,” Price said. The West Virginia Constitution tightly controls property taxes, which are the main revenue source for counties and their public school systems. Amid a debate over amending that strict language, lawmakers have granted 5 percent or

salvage-value rates to other categories of property such as for aircraft in 2008. Ted Boettner, executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, estimated that a cracker plant in Kanawha County with a market value of $1 billion would enjoy a $13 million annual tax break. Boettner’s nonprofit group scrutinizes such tax incentives while advocating that government spending can aid low- and moderate-income residents. “Attracting good paying jobs to the state is very important, but we should be very careful not to balance business tax cuts on the back of educating our children or other state residents,” Boettner said Tuesday. He added that “while we support strategic state subsidies and development of the Marcellus shale gas play, this could be viewed by conservatives as a case of government ‘picking winners.’” Revenue officials estimate that at salvage value, a cracker that qualifies for the break would still provide around $1.5 million in annual property taxes to its host county.

Mountaineer. The SGA section on the page will allow incoming freshmen to learn more about getting involved with the student government. The new SGA website will soon be revealed with new additions. Various student organizations also received grants to

help their causes, such as the WVU Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society, West Virginia Intellectual Property, WVU Dance Marathon, Chinese Student and Scholars Association and WVU Music Teacher National Association Collegiate Chapter.

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board during an exciting time with so much positive momentum and with our 2020 Strategic Plan for the Future in high gear.” The BOG is the governing body of the University and its

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Continued from page 1 “Today was an amazing example of how, using the freedom of the Internet, we can make it blatantly clear where the American voice lies – so much so that our congressional representatives have to listen to us,” he said. “It was a victory, but it won’t be long until the next threat comes.” Julia Marrin, a sophomore

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regional affiliates. The BOG is responsible for the University’s control, supervision and management of financial, business, and education policies. Alvarez will be officially sworn in during the next regular board meeting on Feb. 24. lydia.nuzum@mail.wvu.edu

public relations student, said she plans to use the Internet in her everyday professional career one day and hopes the bills are struck down. “Personally, I think it’s going too far,” Marrin said. “I’m a journalism major, so social media and the Internet are indispensable to me. I use them everyday, so to be able to limit what I can do on the Internet, I don’t think that’s right.” mackenzie.mays@mail.wvu.edu

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Three West Virginia environmental groups reached a settlement Wednesday with Patriot Coal Corp. that will end litigation over selenium pollution from mountaintop removal mines. The Sierra Club, West Virginia Highlands Conservancy and Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition issued a joint statement about the proposed settlement filed in U.S. District Court in Huntington. The deal must be subjected to public comment and approved by Judge Robert Chambers before it’s finalized. The settlement calls for St. Louis-based Patriot to pay a $750,000 fine to the federal government and contribute $6.75 million to the West Virginia Land Trust for a Supplemental Environmental Project. Under the deal, Patriot would treat pollution from 43 different outlets and its Jupi-

ter Holdings LLC would surrender permits it got from the Army Corps of Engineers in 2007 to build four valley fills at its Jupiter Callisto surface mine in Boone County. Patriot President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Whiting said the deal serves the best interests of both the public and shareholders. “Selenium is an issue that many companies involved in coal mining must confront,” he said in a press release. “Today’s settlement by Patriot represents a strategic response to this challenging issue.” Patriot has 14 active mining complexes in Appalachia and the Illinois Basin. It must install treatment technology to bring selenium discharges to acceptable levels and will face additional, significant fines for violations that occur at each source point. Whiting said the deadlines laid out in the settlement give Patriot the necessary time

and flexibility to develop and choose the best technologies. “West Virginia coal mines are finally starting to address their legacy of selenium pollution,” said Dianne Bady of the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition. “Mine operators and regulators in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia need to follow suit.” Selenium is a naturally occurring element that mountaintop removal mining releases into waterways. Studies have found it’s toxic to aquatic life, and high-level exposure in humans can damage the kidneys, liver, and central nervous and circulatory systems. Sierra Club spokesman Jim Sconyers said the mining industry used to claim there was no way to treat selenium pollution. The new settlement and similar deals reached last year with Arch Coal and Alpha Natural Resources show they can do far more than they’ve previously admitted, he said.

Seeking full term, Sen. Manchin files in W.Va. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is hoping his 16 months in Congress will prompt West Virginia voters to re-elect him to a full term this year, and also cited his recent tenure as governor when he filed his candidacy papers Wednesday at the state Capitol. The Democrat won a 2010 special election to complete the term left by the late Robert C. Byrd. He beat Republican John Raese by 10 percentage points. The seat is now up for a full, six-year term. Raese, a Morgantown industrialist, filed last week seeking a rematch. The candidate filing deadline is Jan. 28, in advance of the May 8 party primaries. Manchin on Wednesday cited how West Virginia improved economically and weathered the Great Recession during his term and a half as governor. He also said

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Continued from page 1 Professor in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. To celebrate the launch of the plan, the motto for the celebration encourages citizens to “Be Wild. Be Wonderful. Be Active.” At the State Capitol, NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins and “America’s Got Talent” winner Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. will join Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and many state lawmakers to celebrate WV Physical Activity Day. The Capitol Rotunda will showcase many physical activity demonstrations throughout the day and a “fun run” will begin on the Capitol steps at 1:30 p.m. Elliot said nearly 33,000 kids from 220 schools are registered to perform the “Cupid Shuffle,” a popular dance, at 1:00 p.m. This performance is designed to draw attention to the importance of physical activity throughout the state in a way that shows students it can be

he’s tried to be an independent voice for the state in the Senate. “I’ve not been afraid to speak up, and I’ve not let any party lines hold me back from speaking about what I think is good for my state and my party,” Manchin, 64, told reporters. West Virginia is the No. 2 U.S. coal producer. Manchin has repeatedly criticized President Barack Obama’s mining-related policies as well as the administration’s handling of such issues as federal spending and the national debt. Wednesday provided the latest instance of that, after Obama rejected the application for Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline. “President Obama’s decision on the Keystone XL pipeline is a major setback for the American economy, American workers, and America’s energy independence,” Manchin said

in a statement. Obama is considered unpopular in West Virginia, and failed to win the state in 2008. Asked Wednesday if the Democrat will prove a drag to his party’s West Virginia ticket this year, Manchin said it will be up to the president “to defend his policies and what he believes in” as he seeks re-election. But West Virginia GOP Chair Mike Stuart said Manchin will have implicitly endorsed Obama if he does anything short of supporting the Republican’s 2012 presidential nominee. With the GOP hoping to recapture the Senate this year, Stuart also said that voters cannot count on Manchin to aid that effort. “We cannot afford (Majority Leader) Harry Reid and the Democrats of the United States Senate to control the future of West Virginia jobs,” Stuart said Wednesday.

fun, she said. Students from the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences will also participate in the event. “In addition to the activities at the Capitol and at the schools, there are many community events going on throughout the state as well at places such as senior centers and fitness centers,” Elliot said. “We may not have all of these events captured on the website, but there are many different activities going on to celebrate WV Physical Activity Day.” Elliot said New Year’s resolutions may inspire students to be more active during the new year, and there are many opportunities on campus for students to get active. “Students can walk and use active transport to get around campus, they have the Student Recreation Center to use, and there are many outdoor opportunities around Morgantown as well,” Elliot said. “One of the key messages of the plan is to take advantage of those opportunities and make it a priority in

your life to be physically active everyday.” Dave Weimer, Student Recreation Center program manager, said the facility keeps daily numbers that are similar every year. “Normally, the first Monday back after Winter break is the busiest day of the year,” Weimer said. He said a busy day for the Rec Center involves 4,500 to 5,000 guests a day, and most of those busy days are during the beginning of the Spring semester. Weimer said he believes the West Virginia Physical Activity Plan will motivate students to be physically active and visit the Rec Center. The West Virginia Physical Activity Plan is supported by WVU’s College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, West Virginia on the Move Inc., and the WV CARDIAC Project. Thirty-five counties in the state have signed the resolution to support the Jan. 19 as West Virginia Physical Activity Day. danewsroom@mail.wvu.edu


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Obama rejects Canada-Texas oil pipeline, for now WASHINGTON (AP) — In a politically explosive decision, President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected plans for a massive oil pipeline through the heart of the United States, ruling there was not enough time for a fair review before a looming deadline forced on him by Republicans. His move did not kill the project but could delay a tough choice for him until after the November elections. Right away, the implications rippled across the political spectrum, stirred up the presidential campaign and even hardened feelings with Canada, a trusted U.S. ally and neighbor. For a U.S. electorate eager for work, the pipeline has become the very symbol of job creation for Republicans, but Obama says the environment and public safety must still be weighed too. The plan by Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. would carry tar sands oil from western Canada across a 1,700-mile pipeline across six U.S. states to Texas refineries. Obama was already on record as saying no, for now, until his government could review an alternative route that avoided environmentally sensitive areas of Nebraska — a route that still has not been proposed, as the White House emphasizes. But Obama had to take a stand again by Feb. 21 at the latest as part of an unrelated tax deal he cut with Republicans. This time, the project would go forward unless Obama himself declared it was not in the national interest. The president did just that, reviving intense reaction. “This announcement is not a judgment on the merits of the pipeline, but the arbitrary nature of a deadline that prevented the State Department from gathering the information necessary to approve the project and protect the American people,� Obama said in a written statement. “I’m disappointed that Republicans

in Congress forced this decision.� Republicans responded unsparingly. “President Obama is destroying tens of thousands of American jobs and shipping American energy security to the Chinese. There’s really just no other way to put it. The president is selling out American jobs for politics,� House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said. Insisting that the pipeline would help the economy, he declared: “This is not the end of the fight,� signaling that Republicans might try again to force a decision. The State Department said the decision was made “without prejudice,� meaning TransCanada can submit a new application once a new route is established. Russ Girling, TransCanada’s president and chief executive officer, said the company plans to do exactly that. If apap proved, the pipeline could begin operation as soon as House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, center, accompanied by fellow Republican leaders, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, to voice their opposition to President Barack Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. From 2014, Girling said. It did not take long for left are, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich.; Rep Tim Griffin, R-Ark.; Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas; Boehner; and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. the Republicans seeking Obama’s job to slam him. Newt Gingrich, campaigning Obama he was profoundly dis- donors even threatened to cut nications Workers of America. for the GOP presidential nomi- appointed that Obama turned off funds to Obama’s re-elecTransCanada says the pipenation in South Carolina, called down the pipeline, Harper’s of- tion campaign to protest the line could create as many as Obama’s decision “stunningly fice said. project, which opponents say 20,000 jobs, a figure opponents stupid,� adding: “What Obama Alex Pourbaix, TransCana- would transport “dirty oil� that say is inflated. A State Departhas done is kill jobs, weaken da’s president for energy and requires huge amounts of en- ment report last summer said the pipeline would create up to American security and drive oil pipelines, said last week the ergy to extract. Canada into the arms of China company soon will have a new But by rejecting the pipe- 6,000 jobs during construction. route through Nebraska “that line, Obama risks losing supObama appeared to have out of just sheer stupidity.� Republican presidential everyone agrees on.� port from organized labor, a key skirted what some dubbed the front-runner Mitt Romney said The proposed $7 billion part of the Democratic base, for “Keystone conundrum� in Nothe decision was “as shock- pipeline would run through thwarting thousands of jobs. vember when the State Deing as it is revealing. It shows a Montana, South Dakota, Ne“The score is Job-Killers, two; partment announced it was president who once again has braska, Kansas and Oklahoma American workers, zero,� said postponing a decision on the put politics ahead of sound en route to Texas. Terry O’Sullivan, general pres- pipeline until after this year’s policy.� The pipeline is a dicey prop- ident of the Laborers’ Interna- election. Officials said they Project supporters say U.S. osition for Obama, who en- tional Union of North America. needed extra time to study rejection of the pipeline would joyed strong support from both O’Sullivan called the deci- routes that avoid an environnot stop it from being built. organized labor and environ- sion “politics at its worst� and mentally sensitive area of NeCanadian Prime Minister Ste- mentalists in his winning 2008 said, “Blue collar construction braska that supplies water to phen Harper has said Trans- campaign for the White House. workers across the U.S. will not eight states. Canada could pursue an alterEnvironmental advocates forget this.� The affected area stretches native route through Canada to have made it clear that apYet some unions that back just 65 miles through the the West Coast, where oil could proval of the pipeline would Obama oppose the pipeline, Sandhills region of northern be shipped to China and other dampen their enthusiasm for included United Auto Work- Nebraska, but the concerns Obama in the upcoming No- ers, Service Employees Inter- were serious enough that the Asian markets. Harper on Wednesday told vember election. Some liberal national Union and Commu- state’s governor and senators

opposed the project until the pipeline was moved. The new route, which has not been chosen, would have to be approved by Nebraska environmental officials and the State Department, which has authority because the pipeline would cross an international border. Obama said his decision does not “change my administration’s commitment to American-made energy that creates jobs and reduces our dependence on oil.� To underscore the point, Obama signaled that he would not oppose development of an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to refineries along the Gulf of Mexico. TransCanada already operates a pipeline from Canada to Cushing, Okla. Refineries in Houston and along the Texas Gulf Coast can handle heavy crude such as that extracted from Canadian tar sands - the type of oil that would flow through the Keystone XL pipeline. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., said he doesn’t believe the Keystone XL is a dead project. He said the Obama administration did not have enough time to review the project, given the Republican-imposed timeline. “I don’t believe this is the end of the story,� Conrad told The Associated Press. “My personal view is that it should be constructed. It’s clear Canada is going to develop this resource, and I believe it is better for our country to have it go here rather than Asian markets.� Bill McKibben, an environmental activist who led opposition to the pipeline, praised Obama’s decision to stand up to what he called a “naked political threat from Big Oil.� Jack Gerard, the oil industry’s top lobbyist, had said last week that Obama faced “huge political consequences� if he rejected the pipeline. “It’s not only the right thing, it’s a very brave thing to do,� McKibben said. “That’s the Barack Obama I think people thought they were electing back in 2008.�

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Tales emerge of missing and dead in Italian cruise ship disaster ROME (AP) — An Italian dad and his 5-year-old daughter. A retired American couple treating themselves after putting four children through college. A Hungarian musician who helped crying children into lifejackets, then disappeared while trying to retrieve his beloved violin from his cabin. As details emerged Wednesday about the missing and the dead in the grounding of the Costa Concordia, the captain was quoted as saying he tripped and fell into the water from the listing vessel and never intended to abandon his passengers. The search for the 21 people still unaccounted for in the disaster ground to a halt after the cruise liner shifted again on its rocky perch off the Tuscan island of Giglio, making it too dangerous for divers to continue. Rough seas were forecast for the next few days. The bad weather also postponed the start of the weekslong operation to extract the half-million gallons of fuel on board the vessel, as Italy’s environment minister warned Parliament of the ecological implications if the ship sinks. The $450 million Costa Concordia was carrying more than 4,200 passengers and crew when it slammed into a reef and capsized Friday after the captain made an unauthorized diversion from his programmed route and strayed into the perilous waters. Capt. Francesco Schettino, who was jailed after he left the ship before everyone was safely evacuated, was placed under house arrest Tuesday, facing possible charges of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning his ship. The ship’s operator, Crociere Costa SpA, has accused Schettino of causing the wreck by making the unapproved detour, and the captain has acknowledged carrying out what he called a “tourist navigation� that brought the ship closer to Giglio. Costa has said such a navigational “fly by� was done last Aug. 9-10, after being approved by the company and Giglio port authorities. However, Lloyd’s List Intelligence, a leading maritime

publication, said Wednesday its tracking of the ship’s August route showed it actually took the Concordia slightly closer to Giglio than the course that caused Friday’s disaster. “This is not a black-andwhite case,� Richard Meade, editor of Lloyd’s List, said in a statement. “Our data suggests that both routes took the vessel within 200 meters (yards) of the impact point and that the authorized route was actually closer to shore.� New audio of Schettino’s communications with the coast guard during the crisis emerged Wednesday, with the captain claiming he ended up in a life raft after he tripped and fell into the water. “I did not abandon a ship with 100 people on board, the ship suddenly listed and we were thrown into the water,� Schettino said, according to a transcript published Wednesday in the Corriere della Sera paper. Initial audio of Schettino’s conversations made headlines on Tuesday, showing an increasingly exasperated coast guard officer ordering Schettino back on board to direct the evacuation, and the captain resisting, saying it was too

dark and the ship was tipping. The officer’s order, “Get back on board, (expletive!)� has entered the Italian lexicon, becoming a Twitter hashtag and adorning T-shirts. Eleven people have been confirmed dead so far, and 21 are missing. Italian officials have only released 27 names so far, including two Americans, 12 Germans, six Italians, four French, and one person each from Hungary, India and Peru. The Hungarian victim was identified Wednesday as 38-year-old Sandor Feher, who had been working as an entertainer on the stricken cruise ship. His body was found inside the wreck and identified by his mother, who had traveled to the Italian city of Grosseto, according to Hungary’s foreign ministry. Jozsef Balog, a pianist who worked with Feher on the ship, told the Blikk newspaper that Feher was wearing a lifejacket when he decided to return to his cabin to retrieve his violin. Feher was last seen on deck en route to the area where he was supposed to board a lifeboat. According to Balog, Feher helped put lifejackets on several crying children before returning to his cabin.

Others among the missing include 5-year-old Dayana Arlotti and her father, William Arlotti, who were on the cruise with the father’s girlfriend. The girl’s parents separated three years ago. The girl’s mother, Susy Albertini, said she has been desperately calling police, port officials and the cruise company for days for news of her daughter and estranged husband. “I last heard from her on Thursday,� when she waved goodbye at school, Albertini, 28, told the La Voce di Romagna newspaper. “The absurd thing is that no one can tell me anything, and what little I know is from the newspapers,� she said. “Sometimes they ask absurd questions, like if my daughter knows how to swim. Do they understand she is 5 years old? What kind of question is that?� William Arlotti, 36, had gone on the cruise with his girlfriend, Michela Marconcelli, who survived. She reported seeing Dayana, who

was wearing a lifejacket, slide into the water when the boat shifted, but said someone helped retrieve her, the newspaper reported. Marconcelli said she was pushed forward onto the life raft, and lost track of her companion and his daughter. Other missing include retirees Jerry and Barbara Heil of White Bear Lake, Minn. Sarah Heil, their daughter, told WBBM radio in Chicago that her parents had been looking forward to the 16-day cruise after raising four kids

and sending them all off to college. “They never had any money,� she said. “So when they retired, they went traveling. And this was to be a big deal - a 16-day trip. They were really excited about it.� The Heil children said in a blog post Wednesday that their parents were not among the passengers whose bodies were recently recovered, and they were praying that weather conditions would improve so authorities could resume search operations.

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Activity plan pushes for healthier W.Va. Get up out of your seat and get physical! Today, as part of the launch of the West Virginia Physical Activity Plan, people across the state will perform the “Cupid Shuffle” dance at 1 p.m. While the Cupid Shuffle events are mainly geared for grade schools, the message from the plan is to create more physical activity opportunities and participation in West Virginia.

West Virginia is one of two states taking an initiative to adapt a personalized version of the National Physical Activity Plan in hopes of changing the lifestyles of its residents. West Virginia has one of the highest and fastest growing obesity rates in the country. The plan is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health through physical activity that involves eight sectors of the

population. Those eight sectors include health care; public health; education; business and industry; mass media; parks, recreation, fitness and sports; transportation, land use and community planning; and volunteer and non-profit organizations. More importantly, make the right choices to lead an active lifestyle. While a single individual may not be able to

solve the obesity rates of the state, maintaining a healthy lifestyle will help influence those around you and promote more activity. The West Virginia Physical Activity Plan is supported by West Virginia University’s College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, West Virginia on the Move, Inc., and the WV CARDIAC Project. Although it may be cold outside, don’t let that stop you

from getting active and making healthy choices. At WVU, we have a great state-of-theart Student Recreation Center, which is free with a WVU ID. Live close to campus? Walk to class. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Instead of heading straight for the greasy burgers and pizza, grab a salad and some fruit. Start living an active lifestyle. daperspectives@mail.wvu.edu

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Last year a documentary was made to spur a movement for positive change in the way and manner the media portrays half of our society. The documentary, “Miss Representation” documents the objectification and pigeon-holing of females by all forms of media and the effect this has on our society. The documentary is spoton in its criticisms, and the dialogue it is engendering is promising and worthwhile. But, while on their crusade against sexism, the film mistakenly attacks some innocent bystanders along the way as the cause of the problem. The victim is of course the marketplace, as the film begins to blame the for-profit structure of advertising and the revenue they bring to media companies as the proverbial root to strike at this injustice. The confusion of bystander and culprit then cascades into conflating “commercialism” with “capitalism,” as if they were synonyms. Capitalism is the economic system in which commercialism flourishes the most, but they are not interchangeable terms – the former often descends from the latter. The one aspect they do have in common, however, is that both are simply delivery systems of whatever values our society holds at any given time – good, bad or in between. Commercialism can be the vehicle of anything good or bad, but it is only the delivery system of what people want. And yes, despite what Jennifer Pozner (executive director of Women in News & Media) said in the documentary, the media companies are giving “us” what “we want.” To say otherwise says we are absolutely empty vessels to be filled or lumps of clay to be molded with no free will whatsoever. Can people negatively change through disincentives to positive values and constant reinforcement of negative values? Of course, but ultimately the last barrier

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Melissa Silverstein of Women and Hollywood (and co-founder of the Athena Film Festival) interviews Carol Jenkins, former president of the Women’s Media Center, and Jennifer Siebel Newsom, director of ‘Miss Representation.’ of defense is the individual themselves – their mind and values. Would these negative, shallow values be easier to reject without the media tsunami? Of course they would be, but we only have ourselves to blame by continually allowing ourselves to be subjected to such idiocy, especially those at a younger age still forming their ideals and values. Don’t run to the government to censor, control or regulate – run to the remote to turn off the TV and the outlet to unplug it. The most powerful force in our world – the documentary is right on this – is money. So,

what better way to communicate back to the people who only understand money, then by taking your wealth (physical and figurative, like time spent on attention to media) away from these idiots? To blame this on commercialism, so much so that you conflate it with capitalism and the profit motive itself, is as crude, narrow-minded and simplistic as when conservatives blame all negative sexual mores on Roe v. Wade and the 1960s’ sexual revolution. Roe v. Wade, and the sexual revolution as a whole, were a delivery system of freedom to those who had been denied an equal playing field by biologi-

cal and sociological forces, i.e. women. The “aftereffects” of this dramatic event have been positive and negative, like any societal shift. Ultimately it is up to the individual to make the societal changes positive or negative in their lives. Roe v. Wade and the sexual revolution were, and continue to be, neutral forces that simply allow for choices to be made – good or bad. That’s what freedom and free will are all about – the choices we make. The same goes for the market and the language it speaks – commercialism. All are neutral forces that, depending on our ideological background,

foolishly try to attach positive or negative human attributes to – as if they were conscious actors purposely trying to change our behavior. We create these systems; henceforth, we fill them with whatever values we wish to imbue them. Whether it’s liberals and the “evils” of capitalism via commercialism molding our behavior, or conservatives and the “evils” of sexual freedom via Roe v. Wade molding our behavior, both are fundamentally wrong in their view of how humans and the systems they create work. Attributing human capabilities to inanimate objects

has been going on since the dawn of humanity, and no one should expect it to go away anytime soon. But if we want to better understand our shortcomings in diagnosing the problems in the systems we create, we have to realize this flaw in ourselves and take charge of our own creations. Ultimately, the goal of “Miss Representation” is a noble one, even though they get distracted by their own prejudices along the way. You have the freedom to choose – use it. And while you’re at it, choose to not shoot the messenger of the market – just change the message!

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Facebook never forgets. When I switched from my old Facebook profile to the timeline layout about a month ago, I regretted ever getting a Facebook at all. Everything I had ever done on Facebook was there. Every party I had RSVPed to, whether I actually attended or not, was recorded as a “life event.” Every comment I left on someone else’s photo, status or wall was also there alongside of photo albums I had untagged myself from years ago.

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As I attempted to do digital damage control on what Facebook told me my “life” was, I learned an excruciatingly painful lesson: There’s no going back on something that I wrote or posted about years ago. According to Facebook, “Timeline is the new Facebook profile. Tell your life story through photos, friendships and personal milestones like graduating or traveling to new places.” For many early Facebook users, like college students, instead of telling an accurate life story, it instead tells an intoxicated tale through drunken pictures and status updates. I first started using Facebook in 2007. Like all the other users at that time, I had to sign

up with a university email address. For my first Facebook year, all my “friends” were all classmates from either high school or college. I used Facebook the way it was originally intended to be used: to communicate with other students. It was back in the day when it was socially acceptable to update your Facebook status multiple times a day, and when it was still funny to post unflattering pictures of your friends. As Facebook’s audience changed and expanded, so did the way I used it to communicate. As more and more non-college students joined Facebook’s social network, I became much more conscious of the people who had access to my page. I used privacy set-

tings, and naively believed that they would stop people from accessing my page. When I began to get Facebook friend requests from my grandmother and other family members who I didn’t talk to on a regular basis, I began deleting photos and I was more careful about what I posted about. Facebook Timeline is a constant reminder of the way I behaved in my late teens, and it is a lot behavior I am not proud of. At that age, it would have never occurred to me that every interaction I did on Facebook would be remembered forever on their servers or that I would later regret my behavior. Now all the stupid things I did back in 2007 then bragged about to my college friends

on Facebook are available for only person I can blame is all 500 of my friends to read. myself. While it’s fascinating and slightly disturbing to read what kind of person I was when I was 17 years old, I don’t necessarily want other people to have access to it. The Internet never forgets. Everything we write leaves a digital tattoo somewhere and learning that was excruciatingly painful as I scrolled through thousands of status updates and tried to delete the ones full of teenage angst. After spending hours trying to clean up my Facebook and For more information, only getting through 2007 and contact one of our editors 2008, regret was the only thing at DA-Editor@mail.wvu.edu or I felt. pick up an application at the Deleting friends and old staDA office at 284 Prospect St. tuses is time consuming and irritating, but in the end, the

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A MEET AND GREET WITH WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY’S STUDENT VETERANS takes place from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Mountaineer Room of the Mountainlair. The purpose of the Meet and Greet is to better integrate student veterans into the WVU and Morgantown communities. Several veteran support agencies will be on hand to explain the services they provide For more information, email robert.burns@mail.wvu.edu.

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CAMPUS LIGHT MINISTRIES hosts its weekly meeting and Bible study at 7 p.m. in the Bluestone Room of the Mountainlair.

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CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS, a 12-step program to assist participants in developing healthier relationships of all kinds, meets at 7 p.m. in the conference room of Chestnut Ridge Hospital. For more information, call Mary at 304-296-3748. LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE COLLEGIATE CORPS meets at the Lutheran Chapel at 8 p.m. The LDRCC responds to regional and national disasters. No experience is necessary. For more information, visit www.lutheranmountaineer.org/disaster. MUSLIM STUDENTS ASSOCIATION hosts a weekly Islam and Arabic class at 6:30 p.m. in the Monongahela Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, call 304-906-8183 or email schaudhr@mix.wvu.edu. THE MORGANTOWN CHESS CLUB meets from 7 p.m. in the basement of the First Christian Church at 100 Cobun Ave. Meetings will not be held the last Thursday of every month. For more information, visit www.morgantownchess.org. CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST holds its weekly CRU meetings at 9 p.m. in Room G24 of Eiesland Hall. People can join others for live music, skits and relevant messages. For more information, email roy.baker@ uscm.org or visit www.wvucru.com. UNITED METHODIST STUDENT MOVEMENT meets at 7 p.m. at the Campus Ministry Center on the corner of Price and Willey streets. For more information, email wvumethodist@comcast.net. WVU CLUB TENNIS practices from 9-10 p.m. at Ridgeview Racquet Club. For carpooling, call 304-906-4427. New members are always welcome. THE WVU YOUNG DEMOCRATS meets at 7 p.m. in the Blackwater Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, email kross3@mix.wvu. edu. WVU WOMEN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE team meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Shell Building. No experience is necessary. For more information, email Sarah Lemanski at sarah_lemanski@ yahoo.com. TRADITIONAL KARATE CLASS FOR SELF-DEFENSE meets at 9 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A of the Student Recreation Center. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION meets at 8 p.m. at the International House on Spruce Street. BISEXUAL, GAY, LESBIAN AND TRANSGENDER MOUNTAINEERS meets at 8 p.m. in the Laurel Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, email bigltm.wvu@gmail.com. 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 wvuchess@gmail.com.

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THE CATALAN TABLE will meet at 4 p.m. at Maxwell’s restaurant. All levels welcome. For more information, call 304-293-5121 ext. 5509. INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP meets at 7 p.m. in 316 Percival Hall. For more information, call 304-376-4506 or 304-276-3284. FREE ARABIC/ISLAM CLASSES will be hosted by the Muslim Students’ Association from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Kanawha Room of the Mountainlair. To register, email schaudhr@mix.wvu.edu.

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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. wvu.edu/wellness. WELLWVU: STUDENT HEALTH is paid for by tuition and fees and is confidential. For appointments or more information, call 304-293-2311 or visit www.well.edu.wvu/medical. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets nightly in the Morgantown and Fairmont areas. For more information, call the helpline at 800-766-4442 or visit www.mrscna.org. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets daily. To find a meeting, visit www. aawv.org. 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 vc_srsh@ hotmail.com 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. to 4 p.m. Services include educational, career, individual, couples and group counseling. Please visit www.well.wvu.edu to find out more information. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN needs volunteers. WIC provides education, supplemental foods and immunizations for pregnant women and children under five years of age. This is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. For more information, call 304-598-5180 or 304-598-5185. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a United Way agency, is looking for volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-on-one community-based and school-based mentoring programs. To volunteer, call Sylvia at 304-983-2823, ext. 104 or email bigs4kids@yahoo.com. 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@ wvuh.com. LITERACY VOLUNTEERS is seeking volunteers for one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and English as a second language. Volunteer tutors will complete tutor training, meet weekly with their adult learners, report volunteer hours quarterly, attend at least two in-service trainings per year and help with one fundraising event. For more information, call 304-296-3400 or email trella. greaser@live.com. CATHOLIC MASS is held at St.

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John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. THE CONDOM CLOSET is held in the Kanawha Room of the Mountainlair every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon. The closet sells condoms for 25 cents each or five for $1.00. THE CONDOM CARAVAN is held in the Mountainlair from noon to 2 p.m. every Wednesday. The caravan sells condoms for 25 cents each or five for $1.00. MOUNTAINEER SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM is an all-volunteer nonprofit that promotes spay/ neuter to reduce the number of homeless pets that are euthanized every year. M-SNAP needs new members to help its cause, as does ReTails, a thrift shop located in the Morgantown Mall. For more information, visit www.m-snap.org. THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE meets on the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon at Hatfields in the Mountainlair. All students and faculty are invited. For more information, email amy.keesee@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 http://retention.wvu.edu 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 www.morgantownnewcomers.com. NEW GROUP THERAPY OPPORTUNITIES are available for free at the WELLWVU: Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. The groups include Get More Out of Life, Understanding Self and Others, Insomnia Group, A Place for You, Sexual Assault Survivors Group, Adult Children of Dysfunctional Parents and Transfer Students: Get Started on the Right Foot. For more information call 304-293-4431 or email tandy.mcclung@mail.wvu.edu. 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 wattsmuseum@mail.wvu.edu.

HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year you choose to keep much of your life hush-hush. At least many of your feelings about what surrounds you will not be known to anyone but you. Being this diplomatic could be problematic, as you could be misunderstand. Do keep your own counsel, yet choose to express yourself. It is important to let others know where you are coming from. If you are single, someone you choose might be withdrawn and secretive. Be careful. If you are attached, share more, and your relationship will bloom. It is how you say what you feel that counts. SAGITTARIUS sees past your defenses. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH You will tend to go overboard, no matter what your intentions are. You want someone to know that he or she is welcomed and cared about. Nothing can undermine these good feelings, unless the other person is a cynic and cannot accept caring. Tonight: Break past a restriction. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHHH You might want to rethink an agreement with a partner or associate, especially as you might feel like something is off. This discussion could be a lot more important than you think. Understand that often you resist the challenging path. Tonight: Go along with a partner’s suggestion. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH Be smart and allow someone else to take the lead. You might question what is best. You cannot always be a leader, and allowing someone else to assume the role is wise. This person will have a greater understanding of what you must deal with.

Tonight: If you don’t feel like doing anything, don’t.

end results could be far more rewarding. Know your limits. Tonight: Hang out.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH Pace yourself, realizing when enough is enough. You could be unusually tired and dragging. You tend to go to extremes emotionally, losing self-discipline with fatigue. Take extra time off, or consider a power nap. Tonight: Make it easy for yourself.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH You are feeling empowered, and want to help others feel the same. Though you are generous of spirit, others might not be ready to receive it. In fact, a friend could be most negative as he or she attempts to deal with your efforts. Let this person be. Tonight: Only what you want.

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Suppressing your imagination is close to impossible. Funnel some creativity into your work, if need be. A flirtation could take on a life of its own. If you are attached, do be careful not to push your limits. Tonight: Charge some of this energy into fun!

CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHH Note a tendency to personalize comments. Pull back some, and recognize that everyone’s world centers around him or her. With this type of behavior, wounded feelings could trigger easily. On the other hand, someone might be so complimentary that you might not trust him or her. Tonight: Do your thing.

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHH Tension seems to build from within. Whatever you are doing is causing a conflict. Listen to your inner voice, and realign your activities to what suits you. Spending more time at home could be a good long-term goal. Think home office or business. Tonight: At home. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH Keep communicating the basics about a situation. When you do so in your charming style, the people involved might be more taken in by your style than by your message. Sprinkle in some seriousness, and you will convey your message clearly. Tonight: Break patterns. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH Indulging a child or loved one could be great fun, but be aware of the costs of such actions, emotionally and financially. Use a little more self-discipline, and the

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH Manifest your true desires, as others seem willing to help you. Curb spending, even if you think you are on the victory trail. Playing it conservative with finances can never hurt, and could be wise. Tonight: Find your friends. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHHH You handle responsibilities well, though you could be drained by another’s cold exterior. Don’t hesitate to ask for the feedback you need. Someone you look up to could be quite demanding, but ultimately it will be worth it, as this person is so good at what he or she does. Tonight: Think “weekend.” BORN TODAY Singer, songwriter Robert Palmer (1949), actress Wendy Moniz (1969), singer Janis Joplin (1943)

COMICS

Pearls Before Swine

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F Minus

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Get Fuzzy

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Cow and Boy 

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Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit, 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit www.sudoku.org.uk.

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ACROSS 1 Fair color? 6 Skippy rival 9 Gillette razor 13 Moses’ mount 14 Like the Gobi Desert 16 “House” actor Robert __ Leonard 17 Nuts 19 Agcy. whose seal features a shock of corn 20 First area to fill in on a form 21 Harry Potter series ender? 23 Up to, briefly 24 Street Cry, to Street Sense 25 Switching device 29 “Here Come the __”: 1945 college comedy 31 Cover 32 “Leda and the Swan” poet 33 Swing voter: Abbr. 34 Store sign 36 “Yeah, right!” 37 Keeps at it 39 Jackie Chan genre 42 Four-legged king 43 Fruit often dried 46 Novel opening 47 Row of seats 48 __ queen 50 “We want you here” 53 Targets 54 Texas Rangers manager Washington 55 Pat-down org. 56 Golfer’s feat 58 Table scraps 60 Dally, and a literal hint to 17-, 25-, 37- and 50- Across 64 Stringed instrument 65 Bygone Dodge 66 One may bring eternal bad luck 67 Selection word 68 William, to Charles 69 Cold metal? DOWN 1 Egyptian cobra 2 Umpteen, with “a” 3 Not made public 4 Came down 5 Mozart’s “__ kleine Nachtmusik” 6 6-Across container 7 Tax-sheltered savings, briefly 8 Effervesced 9 SW school whose mascot carries a pitchfork

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10 Research site 11 Give off 12 Word with stock or market 15 Yarn colorer 18 Graduation flier 22 Terra firma 24 Phys., e.g. 26 Jackie’s designer 27 Actress with six Oscar nominations by age 33 28 Hard to grasp 30 Cadenza performer 35 One may not be intended 36 WWII battle site, for short 37 Fillable bread 38 Old Sony brand 39 Give the okay 40 Unit often burned off 41 Capital nearest to Philadelphia 43 What “you always pass ... on your way to success”: Mickey Rooney 44 Vast 45 Electric alternative

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Mountaineers to host WV State Farm Games by amit batra sports writer

The West Virginia track and field team returns home to host the WV State Farm Games in the Shell Building this weekend. The Mountaineers return to action following a successful trip to State College, Pa., in the Penn State Nittany Lion Challenge. Two Mountaineers were able to earn Big East qualifying marks. WVU will face some stiff competition from Waynesburg, Hood College, Hagerstown and Bethany. Senior long jumper Meghan Mock is unsure if she will compete this weekend, but she would like to do something impactful for her team if she does. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure if Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing the triple jump or not,â&#x20AC;? Mock said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I do, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to beat my mark from last year and qualify for the Big East with a good jump. I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that far away

from it last year, but I really didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t practice much. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We lifted a lot this week, but my goal is to just do my best. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re building up our strength and endurance for later in the year, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do my best, but wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect my best jump of the year,â&#x20AC;? she said. Triple jumper Stormy Nesbit feels like she can use this weekend as a stepping stool for reaching her ultimate goal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In both our meets this year I hit 11.90 meters in the triple jump, so at this point of the season I hope to get past the 12-meter mark,â&#x20AC;? Nesbit said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both my coaches and I know that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m capable of hitting 13 meters, so thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the ultimate goal, but my focus right now is to hit 12 meters and go from there by focusing my technique and conditioning.â&#x20AC;? Head coach Sean Cleary feels the girls can use this smaller meet as a building point for the future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Penn State should have wiped out the cobwebs,â&#x20AC;?

Cleary said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are always fired up to go to State College and compete. We will come home this weekend to a smaller but meaningful competition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our ladies need to go out and compete with the focus required for lifetime best performances. Do this week in and week out and when the stars align, we will reach our potential.â&#x20AC;? The State Farm Games could be impactful for the Mountaineers in terms of qualifying for the Big East and getting adjusted to different tracks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are looking to go out there and compete. Simple as that,â&#x20AC;? Cleary said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The track is not as fast as last weeks. To me that is irrelevant. We get so caught up sometimes in times and distances when the reality of our sport is that if we continue to go out there and compete, great times and distances will unfold as they should.â&#x20AC;? dasports@mail.wvu.edu

A member of the WVU track team performs the long jump in 2011.

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WVU travels to Maryland for second road meet by robert kreis sports writer

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West Virginia senior forward Kevin Jones bumps chests with freshman forward Keaton Miles. Jones had his 11th double-double of the season Wednesday against Marshall.

by michael carvelli sports editor

Charleston, W.Va. - Following last seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disappointing result against Marshall, West Virginia senior forward Kevin Jones knew what it felt like to lose to his in-state rival. It was a feeling he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to experience again. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was just a total team effort. We were able to get it done,â&#x20AC;? Jones said after the

Mountaineersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 78-62 win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew what happened last year with the big lead they had and we just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want that same feeling (this season).â&#x20AC;? West Virginia quickly erased a seven-point deficit and went into the half tied with the Thundering Herd. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were making shots,â&#x20AC;? Jones said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Truck hit a big shot going into halftime and I think that gave us a lot of momentum. In the second half, when

the Mountaineers needed somebody to step in and carry the load, Jones did just that. After scoring seven points and pulling down two rebounds in the first half, the 6-foot-8 senior was able to do most of his damage in the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final 20 minutes. He made five of his seven shot attempts from the field - including two momentumshifting three-pointers - and scored 18 points with five rebounds.

Do the Jews Have the Right to a State in the Holy Land? The question is not whether the Palestinians are an â&#x20AC;&#x153;invented people,â&#x20AC;? but rather why Arabs deny Jewish history and Jewish rights to a state in Israel.

The recent brouhaha about whether the Palestinians are an â&#x20AC;&#x153;invented peopleâ&#x20AC;? misses the point. The real question we should ask is, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why do Palestinian Arabs repudiate 3,000 years of Jewish history in Palestine and the rights of Jews to a state in their ancestral homeland?â&#x20AC;? Can peace really be achieved if the Palestinians teach their people the lie that Jews are newcomers and Palestinians were the original inhabitants of the Holy Land?

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To prop up claims that only Arabs have valid rights to the Holy Land, the P.A. and its academics Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stood have fabricated histories of Palestinians, Arabs and before the United Nations General Assembly in Muslims before Biblical times. Of course this is September, 2011 and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I come before you from impossible, since the term Palestine was coined by the Holy Land, the land of Palestine, the land of Rome in 136 C.E.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;after the time of Jesus. Islam was divine messages, ascension of the Prophet established much later in 610 C.E., and Arabs first Mohammed (peace be upon him) and the birthplace arrived in Israel with the Muslim invasion of 637 C.E. of Jesus Christ (peace be upon him).â&#x20AC;? Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s missing We witness more such distortions and outright lies in Abbasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s description of the Holy Land is any in a 2005 Palestinian Authority video documentary mention of its Biblical founders, the Jewish people, or that claims the ancient, the fact that Jesus was a Jew. vanished Canaanites were So brazen is the Palestinian The Palestinians deny virtually Arab, as were the Biblical effort to turn history on its head that Abbasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s every fact of Jewish life in Palestine Hebrews, and that the religion preached by Moses predecessor, Yassir Arafat, before and after Biblical times. was Islam. often claimed that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jesus was In the face of these the first Palestinian martyr.â&#x20AC;? fabrications, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fair to ask: Are the Palestinians an Indeed, rewriting the history of the land of Israel in invented people? The Associated Press headline order to deny Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right to exist is central to the responding to the question announced, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Palestinians Palestinian Authorityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PR strategy. This rewriting â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;invented peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is truth.â&#x20AC;? But this is nothing new. has two dimensions: First to erase the 3,000-year The fact that the Palestinians are a made-up people history of the Jewish nation in the Holy Land; and has been established by all manner of historical second to invent ancient Palestinian, Muslim and research and acclamation, even by Arabs themselves. Arab histories in the region. We know that never in history was there a The Palestinians deny virtually every fact of Palestinian state. We also know that nearly all the Jewish life in Palestine before and after Biblical cities in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza have Hebrew times. Dr. Jamal Amar, a lecturer at Bir-Zeit namesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;like Bethlehem, Nazareth and Hebronâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and University states that in the Holy Land after â&#x20AC;&#x153;60 years their current Arabic names are translations of these of digging . . . theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve found nothing at all, not a names. water jug, not a coin, not an earthen vessel . . . More importantly, back in 1937, the Arab leader absolutely nothing of this [Jewish] myth, because it is Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi proclaimed to the Peel a myth and a lieâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;this despite the discovery of tens Commission, â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no such country [as of thousands of Hebrew coins, texts, pots, buildings Palestine]. Palestine is a term the Zionists invented.â&#x20AC;? and seals carrying Biblical references. Likewise, Then in 1977, Zahir Muhsein, a member of the PLO despite definitive archeological findings from the Executive Committee said in an interview that â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Temple Mount in Jerusalem and exhaustive scholarly Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a confirmation of two Jewish Temples, the Palestinian Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our Authority (P.A.) categorically denies the existence of struggle against the state of Israel . . . Only for any Temple. political and tactical reasons do we speak about the Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more, the P.A. claims that since the Jews existence of the Palestinian people.â&#x20AC;? had no history in the Land of Israel, Zionism was a To say that the Palestinians are a fabricated colonialist movement fabricated by Europeans to get people, however, is not to say that they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t deserve rid of Jews. Another professor at Bir Zeit University, their own state. Rather, the problem arises when the Samih Hamouda, asserts that President Abbasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s P.A. invents not only their peoplehood but also a false student research proves â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Zionist movement is not history that justifies permanent jihad against the Jewish . . . Rather it is an imperialist colonialist Jewish people and denies their rights to selfmovement which sought to use the Jews . . . to determination and a Jewish state in their homeland. further western colonialist plans.â&#x20AC;? Israel has long accepted the idea of two states for two peoplesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the Palestinians and the Jews. But the Palestinian Authority refuses to embrace this solution. As Mahmoud Abbas lashed out just a few months ago, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t order us to recognize a Jewish state. We wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t accept it.â&#x20AC;? Clearly, until this fundamental issue is resolved, the Palestinians will not achieve their goal of statehood. The fact that this outcome is based on falsehoods makes it a shame and a tragedy.

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But he said what happened in the second half was a tribute to the player that he has become over his time at WVU. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I matured, and I know where my game is,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know where to get my shots at. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the difference from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kevin. I think I was just letting the game come to me.â&#x20AC;? Behind Jonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; strong performance in the second half, the Mountaineers were able to beat Marshall without junior forward Deniz Kilicli.

Jones had to do most of his damage while being guarded by Marshall junior forward Dennis Tinnon, one of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading rebounders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great player, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great rebounder,â&#x20AC;? Jones said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told him after the game to just keep playing well. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very aggressive and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a real good player for them coming down the stretch.â&#x20AC;? While the win was nice, and

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just wanted to keep doing what I normally do,â&#x20AC;? Jones said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My shots started falling in the second half once we started running offense and getting into our stuff, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at our best. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was in a trance. I was just stuck in the game.â&#x20AC;? Jones admitted he got a little frustrated in the first half when Marshall was sending different guys to guard him in hopes of containing the Big East Conferenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading scorer.

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Freshmen filling big void in 2012 by alex sims sports writer

The freshmen of the 201112 West Virginia rifle squad faced a tremendous challenge before they even fired their first collegiate shot. Questions were raised as to whether the newcomers would have what it takes to fill the void left by the five departing all-American shooters, including world champion air rifle shooter, Nicco Campriani. It was far from certain whether they could replace a group of seniors who went out with the 2009 national title, the 2011 air rifle national title, and just three points short of the 2011 overall national title. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The last few years, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a ton of depth on the team,â&#x20AC;? said West Virginia head coach Jon Hammond. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year, I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure how it was going to shake up.â&#x20AC;? Just to remain among the top programs in the country would be a lot to ask for just about any program dealing with the departures WVU had to work through. But somehow, Hammond has answered those questions and found yet another group of stellar shooters to step into place in the ever-growing line of prolific Mountaineer shooters. Now with the preseason doubts eradicated, the Mountaineers find themselves poised to compete for the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unprecedented 15th national title. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was honestly thinking it would be another, probably two years before we were

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Members of the WVU Rifle team practice shooting in a practice range. at that same level,â&#x20AC;? said redshirt-freshman Thomas Kyanko. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We basically replaced all the really experienced shooters and replaced them with a bunch of completely fresh shooters, and all of a sudden weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re shooting just as well again. It was definitely not expected.â&#x20AC;? The Wellsburg, W.Va., native spent last season in Morgantown as a redshirt, but has filled in extremely well for those experienced athletes from whom he was able to learn last season. Kyanko, the only West Virginia native on this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team, has paced this group of freshmen statistically, carrying the third-highest combined average for WVU of 1,166.14, less than a point behind senior all-American Justin Pentz. Kyanko is not the only academic sophomore to contribute to this group of new Mountaineer shooters, however. Pasadena, Md., native Taylor Ciotola joined the team after his first academic year at WVU. After setting his personal best last weekend against Akron, he has an aggregate average of 1,155.43. In his first match, he set a personal best that would last through the tribulations consistent with an inexperienced shooter, but has been able to start the second half of the 2011-12 campaign strong, along with his freshman teammates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been awesome so far,â&#x20AC;? Ciotola said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My scores are continually getting better. There was a point last semes-

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ter where they started to go down, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really happy with how Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve started off this semester.â&#x20AC;? After missing the first three matches of the year while competing with the Puerto Rican national team in the Pan American Games, true freshman Amy Bock shattered her previous collegiate personal best score, with a combined total of 1,172. Her combined total is second among freshmen, at an even 1,158. Estonian national team member Meelis Kiisk is another freshman with international experience who has shined while replacing the decorated shooters who departed after graduation. Apart from being one of WVUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most consistent shooters, compiling an aggregate average of 1,157.86, Kiisk appears to have begun 2012 in the right way, as well. Kiisk, along with Kyanko, set his personal best in air rifle against the Zips, to make it four freshmen, all with personal best scores, to begin their run for their 15th national title. An astonishing feat, even for the coach who sees just how talented these athletes are nearly everyday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve really developed probably quicker than what I had hoped for and what I thought,â&#x20AC;? Hammond said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve definitely given me some selection problems. But these are good problems to have.â&#x20AC;? dasports@mail.wvu.edu

The West Virginia menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s swimming and diving teams will travel to Maryland on Jan. 21 for the teamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; second dual road meet of the season. In the first away meet against Penn State, West Virginia head coach Vic Riggs claimed the traveling was the main reason for the teamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; slow start against the Nittany Lions.

Although it may have been a problem in the first meet, Riggs fully expects the teams to not only handle the adversity presented, but thrive on it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anytime you compete away from your home, it certainly is going to affect the team,â&#x20AC;? Riggs said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is just like competing when you have a cold â&#x20AC;&#x201C; anybody can use it as an excuse, but the talented and competitive kids donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, and we should perform well.â&#x20AC;? To further make sure his team is not negatively affected

by the traveling, Riggs said it is vital for that his teams eat well the night before the event, stay hydrated on the bus ride to the meet, as well as arrive early to sort out any problems that may occur. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will get there early enough for the kinks to get worked out,â&#x20AC;? he said. Riggs is confident his team will not let the traveling hinder the teamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; success against the Terps, as both the men and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teams inch closer to the Big East Championships

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Samara hopes team is ready to go by robert kreis sports writer

West Virginia womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tennis head coach Tina Samara hopes to see her team in as good of shape as they were when they capped off their fall season on Oct. 23 when the Mountaineers travel to Ohio State to open up their spring season on Jan. 21. â&#x20AC;&#x153;First and foremost hopefully (the team is) all ready to go and healthy and came back as fit as they left,â&#x20AC;? Samara said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got to a good place when we finished the season, but they had a month off from any required tennis or working out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The number one thing is hoping that they are as healthy, if not better than when they left.â&#x20AC;? The spring season is more about where the team stands as a whole, rather than the fall season that concentrates mainly on individuals of the team participating in tournaments. Samara hopes team chemistry built upon during the fall season will continue to flourish as spring rolls on.

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Continued from page 6 he said he was happy with the way he played, the way that the Mountaineers were able to handle adversity and continue battling in a hard-fought, emotional game against their in-state rival was what Jones was the most proud of Wednesday night.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overall our team chemistry is a whole lot better,â&#x20AC;? Samara said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully that will show when we compete as a team because that is a huge part of college tennis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spring tennis is not just how good everybody is in their individual spots, but how (the team) supports each other on and off the court.â&#x20AC;? When Samara was appointed as head coach at the beginning of the 2010 season, she embarked on a complete overhaul of the culture of West Virginia womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tennis. After a year and a half on the job, she is finally starting to see walls being built upon the foundation she is laying. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(The team) is a lot more on the same page as far as what our goals are and what we need to do to get their,â&#x20AC;? Samara said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think everybody now, which I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel was the case early on, really does want to win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Winning) matters to them now.â&#x20AC;? Now that Samara has implemented a winning mentality within the team, she hopes

to see her squad take it to the next level and produce victories on the court. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a matter of competing now,â&#x20AC;? Samara said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Especially our younger kids, now have a much better understanding of the level and how competitive it is, and we are hoping to get a lot more wins from everybody.â&#x20AC;? When Samara took over as head coach, she understood that she had her work cut out for her. Although it may not have been as smooth a transition as she would have hoped, she is confident the new mentality of the Mountaineers is starting to show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know that any coach ever thinks it is going as fast as we wanted it to,â&#x20AC;? Samara said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Realistically we have had a lot of turnover and I see all of it as positive turnover. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we are in a pretty good place, and with the next recruiting class we will be in an even better place, so I expect this to be the beginning of those changes.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to come out with passion and fire, which I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think we did last year,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We took this game for granted and we definitely didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do that this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew the importance of it, we heard the talking and everything and we just focused on our game plan and we came out and executed.â&#x20AC;?

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that will be held Feb. 10-18. For the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team, the meet against Maryland will be their final competition before the championships. Riggs hopes to ride the momentum of a victory against Maryland into the Big East, especially after a recent loss to the Mountaineersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; biggest rival. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously losing against Pitt was a disappointment, and we have not done that in a couple years,â&#x20AC;? Riggs said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anytime you have the opportunity to finish your dual meet sea-

son with a victory, it is important, and I think it would raise the spirits.â&#x20AC;? The women, who beat Pittsburgh, hope to continue their winning ways against Maryland. Before the Big East Championships, the team will travel to Ohio on Jan. 27. Riggs and the team will use the meets at Maryland and Ohio to finetune their skills before the championships and hopefully gain victories against teams they have struggled with in

the past. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having that opportunity to race back to back and be able to move some girls around in events, and give them one more opportunity going into Big East is something that is an advantage,â&#x20AC;? Riggs said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having the opportunity to race programs that have beat us in the past and the opportunity to be competitive with them will certainly help us for Big East.â&#x20AC;? robert.kreis@mail.wvu.edu

Darvish comes to Rangers for $60 million, six years ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Yu Darvish is coming to America to pitch. Japanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best pitcher and the Texas Rangers agreed before Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deadline to a $60 million, six-year contract. In addition to the salary, the Rangers will pay a posting fee of about $51.7 million to pay to the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters of Japanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pacific League. The deal came at the end of a 30-day negotiating window that began Dec. 19 when the Rangersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bid to negotiate with the pitcher was accepted. Had a deal not been reached by the 4 p.m. CST deadline, Darvish would have remained with the Fighters and Texas would have kept the posting fee. When the deal was reached in Texas by his agents Don Nomura and Arn Tellem, the 25-yearold Darvish was home in Japan, where he returned for offseason training after his first and only visit to Texas two weeks ago. The Rangers plan to formally introduce Darvish on Friday. Darvish had a 93-38 record with

a 1.99 ERA over the past seven seasons in Japan. The 6-foot-5 righthander was a two-time Pacific League MVP and a five-time AllStar. He led the league in strikeouts three times, in ERA twice and won two Gold Gloves. Rangers President Nolan Ryan, a Hall of Fame pitcher and strikeout king who pitched a record 27 major league seasons, was impressed by Darvishâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s size and attitude about wanting to compete when they met for the first time earlier this month. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To me, he represented all I had been led to believe, so I felt really good about it,â&#x20AC;? Ryan said last week. The deal surpasses what Daisuke Matsuzaka got when he left Japan and signed with the Boston Red Sox just more than five years ago. Dice-K got a $52 million, six-year deal and the Red Sox also had to pay a $51.111 million posting fee that was the highest for a Japanese player before what the Rangers bid for Darvish. When Ichiro Suzuki used the posting system in 2000 to get to the major leagues, the Seattle

Mariners won the right negotiate with a bid of about $13 million, then signed him to a $14 million, three-year contract. Through last season, 38 Japan-born pitchers had appeared in the major leagues. There were nine last season, including relievers Yoshinori Tateyama and Koji Uehara with the Rangers. Both are still on the 40-man roster in Texas. Matsuzaka is 49-30 with a 4.25 ERA in 106 games (105 starts) in five seasons with the Red Sox since his high-profile move from the Seibu Lions to Boston in December 2006 when he was 26 years old. He has had six stints on the disabled list, including last season when he had right elbow surgery and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pitch after May 16. He is going into the final season of his contract with the Red Sox worth about $10 million. Darvish, the son of an Iranian father and a Japanese mother, went 18-6 with a 1.44 ERA last season in Japan, when he made the equivalent of about $6 million. He had 276 strikeouts to lead the Pacific League.


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West Virginia senior forward Kevin Jones, left, and guard Truck Bryant celebrate during Wednesday’s Capital Classic. Jones cored 25 points to lead the Mountaineers in the win.

West Virginia uses strong second half to defeat Marshall 78-62 in the annual Capital Classic by john terry managing editor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – When it rains, it pours. That was the case Wednesday night in Charleston when West Virginia used a strong second half to beat Marshall 78-62 at the Capital Classic. Tied at 30 at halftime, West Virginia made an early 10-0 run to open up a 44-37 lead with 13:16 remaining. Marshall guard DeAndre Kane was called for a technical foul minutes later for spiking the ball after a foul. It was the final indication that Marshall was unraveling at the seams. West Virginia then went on an 8-2 run to open up a 64-57 lead with 3:56 remaining. “I think they knew who one

won the game,” said senior point guard Truck Bryant. “We were still hungry.” Bryant, along with fellow senior Kevin Jones, said they wanted to avenge last year’s loss in the Capital Classic. “It meant a lot to us, especially coming off the loss last year,” Jones said. “It’s just emotions – I had a lot bottled up. I definitely take pride in (winning this game). You want to do it for the fans.” Jones led all scorers with 25 points and seven rebounds, while Bryant scored 22 points with seven rebounds. “We wanted to go out with a bang,” Bryant said, referring to his now 3-1 record against Marshall. “At the end of the day, that was our last time playing them.” The two teams were equal

going into the locker rooms at halftime – tied up at 30. Bryant hit a buzzer-beating 3-point shot from the corner to tie it up. West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins said the senior duo of Jones and Bryant helped his young team stay calm in the environment. The Mountaineers turned the ball over just three times in the second half. “They look at him and K.J. because they’ve been through it so many times,” Huggins said. “Our young guys rely on them a lot.” Marshall entered the game leading the nation in rebounds, but West Virginia, without starting center Deniz Kilicli, who was sidelined with a sprained ankle, outrebounded the Thundering Herd 37-27. Forward Dennis Tinnon led Marshall with 10 rebounds,

while Damier Pitts and Kane had 15 points and 19 points, respectively. West Virginia scored four unanswered to start the second half and looked like they might be poised to run away from the Thundering Herd, but in a matter of seconds, the Herd had taken a 37-36 lead. It was the last time Marshall would lead. Wednesday’s win was West Virginia’s second-largest margin of defeat against Marshall in the history between the two teams. The other biggest was in 1989 when West Virginia won by 18. The win is the largest margin of victory between the two teams in games played at the Charleston Civic Center. john.terry@mail.wvu.edu

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Freshman point guard Jabarie Hinds scored 10 points during the win against Marshall.

Is West Virginia top-10 worthy in 2012? NICK ARTHUR SPORTS WRITER

You won’t have to look far to find a preseason 2012 college football ranking with West Virginia comfortably sitting in the top 10. Some rankings even have the Mountaineers in the top five. Yes, I’m well aware that Dana Holgorsen’s bunch scored the

most points in the history of college football bowl games when they demolished Clemson, 70-33. I also know West Virginia will return practically its entire offense next season. However, I’m just not yet sold that this is a top-10 football team in 2012. How quickly we forget that this is a team that had to block a field goal as time expired to beat Cincinnati; to come back from a double-digit secondhalf deficit against Pittsburgh

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before holding on late and to force a South Florida fumble then convert a fourth-and-10 with 10 seconds remaining to get into field-goal range. Only one of those matchups finished with a winning record. The latter of the bunch occurred only about six weeks ago. What’s my point? We are judging this West Virginia football team on one game – the Orange Bowl. To be quite honest, Clemson would have beaten very

few teams with its preparation for the Orange Bowl. Although, the fashion in which West Virginia did it was impressive. But, Clemson head coach Dabo Sweeney did not have his team ready to play that football game. I completely agree that the 2012 edition of the Mountaineers has the potential to be a top-10 football team. But, it has some questions to answer first. Slow starts, inconsistent of-

fensive line play, abysmal special teams and a defense that gave up nearly 50 points to Syracuse, are just a few hiccups along the road in 2011. All will need to be fixed before West Virginia can consistently play at a high level. I didn’t even mention that the Mountaineers currently are yet to name a defensive coordinator for next season. There hasn’t been this much buzz and excitement surrounding an offseason since before the 2008 season.

Whether they’ll be competing in the Big East or Big 12 Conference in 2012, one thing is clear – the Mountaineers have the talent and potential to compete with anyone in the country. But, let’s not get carried away. Many issues on all three sides of the ball need to be addressed before West Virginia can officially tag itself as a top10 team in 2012. nicholas.arthur@mail.wvu.edu

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Cafe Mojo mugs are available for purchase, as well as spiced chai tea mix and flavored syrup.

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The new coffeehouse Cafe Mojo, is now open on High St.

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For those looking forward to a cozy and delicious new coffeehouse hangout just minutes from campus, Cafe Mojo has opened its doors for business. The new shop, at the top of High Street, served its first cup just two weeks ago. Cafe Mojo offers an array of affordable hot and iced coffees, non-caffeinated options like hot cocoa, unique bubble teas and fruit smoothies. John Savage, manager of Cafe Mojo, said he has so far been pleased with business, said Savage. Savage is looking to host

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Most students are familiar with Walt Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” and many probably hold fond memories of the magic it once possessed in their small eyes. Now, it’s time to relive those memories. The “tale as old as time” is again being presented to the audience on the silver screen, but this time with the added magic of 3-D – and it truly feels like experiencing it for the first time. I must admit, I am a fan of the new 3-D fad, at least in most cases – when it’s coupled with animation. Animated movies are, in my opinion, meant to be vividly enthralling – and 3-D technology only strengthens that attempt. If you’re anything like me, and you want to live in a Disney movie, this experience is the perfect temporary substitute. The film is essentially the same. The story and songs are all there, but somehow with a gleam of newness about them. I found details about the characters and script I hadn’t no-

ticed in my countless previous viewings of the film. At the same time, the reasons I originally fell in love with the tale are still evident. All of the old magic of Disney was awakened in this attempt to recreate a cinematic masterpiece, and it will awes and delights the audience yet again. The current youth now have the opportunity to experience the classic as we once did, instilling in them the spirit of Disney many of us never could leave behind. However, the enjoyment does not come solely out of nostalgia in this film. At the same time, older generations can find humor and themes directed toward them in the lyrics and dialogue. I laughed out loud at sarcastic humor I know my younger mind couldn’t pick up on, but I currently find it hilariously relatable. Gaston’s exaggerated arrogance is 10 times funnier to me now because I’ve met people like him. And, how many of us can relate to that feeling of wanting to escape the “poor, provincial town” in which we’re raised? Just think of Belle’s adventures in the castle as parallel to the everyday excitement of

being a Mountaineer in a setting full of magical opportunities. (Okay, that last part was a stretch, but you see where I’m going with this.) For the second time, “Beauty and the Beast” will capture the hearts of viewers young and old. The film intensifies the beloved spirit of the classic fairy tale and takes the audience on a journey through forgotten dreams. Enchantment remains alive in this recreation of the 1991 box office hit, and I wouldn’t recommend skipping out on this adventure.

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Kristen Wooten, a sophomore biology student, said she is happy to see a fresh java addition to the downtown area. “I like that it’s in the perfect walking distance to get off campus or stop in after class, and it’s quiet and chill enough to be able to get some work done without heavy distraction too,” Wooten said. “It’s a win-win for students.” Cafe Mojo is located at 473 High St. in Downtown Morgantown. They are open Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daa&e@mail.wvu.edu

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an official grand opening in the near future so others can see the shop’s unique qualities, while also sticking to his motto of “simple but filling” drinks and treats. Fresh muffins and other tasty breakfast pastries are available all day. Savage hopes for the shop to be a new outlet for local art, and evening entertainment as well. “While we’re busy in the mornings, we’ve gotten a lot of business in the evenings, so we’re really looking to book some live entertainment with local music in the near future – primarily acoustic and keyboard sets,” Savage said.

The up-and-coming new television show, “The Coffee Talk Show,” has taken on the responsibility of showcasing such talents. It is a talk show designed to shed light on West Virginia and tell its stories. The creator, Mike Perri has made it his life’s mission to spread the beauty and success of the often-overlooked mountain state. “This is where my heart is,” Perri said. According to the show’s videographer, Thomas Van Devender, the newly popular show is Perri’s brainchild. They met unusually when Perri broke down on the side of the road, the two connected – as Perri says all West Virginians do – and the project grew. With the addition of popular West Virginia band, Fletcher’s Grove, a house band and theme song were established. “I get to work with a lot of great people – they are now my friends and family,” Perri said. Being a native West Vir-

ginian himself, Perri sees all other dwellers as part of a larger family. “We’re kind of a unique breed,” Perri said. “There is a camaraderie between people who have come through West Virginia.” Because of this, Perri finds no difficulty in getting in touch with otherwise busy or hard to reach celebrities of the state. “When I’m contacting these folks, the fact that we’re doing something for the state of West Virginia it’s very easy to have a conversation with them,” Perri said. Part of the reason that these people are so eager to help Perri is because they are aware of the not-so-positive view of the state that is popularly addressed. “There is more to West Virginia than just deer hunting, hillbillies and a football team,” Perri said. Van Devender said he is also aware of stereotypes and shares Perri’s passion in gaining positive exposure for their home state. “Our aim is to show the

positive aspects of all of the state,” Van Devender said. Though the show has featured some celebrities like West Virginia Music Hall of Fame inductee, Billy Cox, sportscaster John Kruk and former “Three’s Company” co-star, Joyce DeWitt, the show is not solely concerned with celebrities. “It’s not just about status – it’s about telling a great story,” Perri said. His self-proclaimed passion is shown through his desire to tell stories that will inspire anyone. With hopes of solidifying a permanent spot on PBS, the show is just getting started. Currently, the show is broadcast in Morgantown at the Metropolitan Theatre on High Street. The viewings are live and open to the public. The next episode is scheduled for Feb. 14th. Tickets for the live viewing are $10. For more information about the show visit http://thecoffeetalkshow.com. daa&e@mail.wvu.edu

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Captain Catfeesh, Haggard Wulf to play 123 Pleasant Street HUNTER HOMISTEK

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Local Appalachian folk bands Captain Catfeesh and Haggard Wulf are set to take the 123 Pleasant Street stage tonight at 10 p.m. in what promises to be a stripped-down and intimate musical experience. For Captain Catfeesh founder and front man Colby White, writing music was not born out of choice – it came as a necessity. “I’ll always write music, because I have to,” White said. “I don’t feel I have a say in the matter.” Such an inherent passion for music is what drives the Appalachian sound of Captain Catfeesh, and this sound will be on display for all to enjoy tonight.

In today’s world of music where many bands have songwriters who press lyrics out of bland dough with cookie cutter molds, White’s stripped-down and authentic approach to the art of music is refreshing and unique. A two-piece band composed of only White and his friend, drummer Michael Nordeck, Captain Catfeesh manages to produce a steady stream of music along different lines. “I write about West Virginia, folklore, cartoons, comics and a bunch of nonsense I don’t even think goes together,” White said. This diversity is a testament to White’s ability to pull inspiration from anywhere, anytime, and the unashamed ability to sing about any topic is the foundation for Captain Catfeesh’s sound. “As the Captain will tell you,

it ain’t always pretty, but he is putting himself all out there,” said Louis Guiliani, owner of 123 Pleasant Street. “He brings a mishmash of genres, and it’s all emotion.” Also playing tonight’s show at 123 is local act Haggard Wulf. A two-piece band cast from a similar mold as Captain Catfeesh, Haggard Wulf brings a wide array of sounds and is always a pleasure to watch live. “They bring more sound with just two people than most bands with five,” Guiliani said of Haggard Wulf. “From the strike of the first chord, it’s blast off into a rock‘n’roll blues frenzy.” The band’s work in the local music scene hasn’t gone unnoticed, either, and they are quickly becoming a favorite among local musicians and enthusiasts alike. “Haggard Wulf is amazing,”

White said. “They’re the most intense two piece I’ve heard since Those Poor Bastards.” Haggard Wulf ’s sound is dubbed “folk metal” by some, but their blues and punk roots are undeniable. Such a combination leads to a unique and diverse sound that anybody can sink their teeth into. Tonight’s show at 123 Pleasant Street is all about one thing: the music. There will be no fancy light shows, no electronic-driven dance songs and most definitely no Auto-Tuned vocals. And Captain Catfeesh wouldn’t have it any other way. “I want people to like us, but if they don’t that’s great too, at least we’re known,” White said. After all, he doesn’t “have a say in the matter” – he just lets the music speak for itself. daa&e@mail.wvu.edu

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led by Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi), and the young man’s life is in instant and imminent danger. Farraday, being the family man that he is, takes on the task of repaying Briggs and his thugs the cost of the cocaine. The problem? Briggs valued the cocaine at $700,000, which means Farraday would have to install a lot of alarm systems or he could get back into smuggling. Thus the story of “Contraband” unfolds. Farraday accepts the daunting and high-risk duty of embarking on a smuggling expedition to Panama to protect the life of both his brother-in-law and his own family, whom Briggs threatens to kill should he fail. “Contraband” is an entertaining and gripping action movie. The story is intriguing, and the character development is fantastic, which makes each of Farraday’s brushes with failure all the more exciting. The acting, though, is what really makes the movie. Wahlberg, who is known to be a bit of a hitor-miss actor, is excellent and he plays the part of Farraday perfectly. Levelheaded and always displaying his expertise, Farraday is the perfect man to lead an international heist. And who can play a scumbag drug dealer better than Giovanni Ribisi? Ribisi is the glue for this movie, and his slightly psychotic but fully capable character really sets up the suspense for the entire plot. The film, though, is not without its flaws. The plot, while entertaining, can be a bit too far-fetched at times. In fact, some of the scenes would be downright laughable if it weren’t for the exceptional acting and character development to carry them through. But, let’s be honest, it’s an action film, and these exaggerations can be expected and excused. Crucial to the film, they add to the entertainment value and keep the plot churning. In a cookie-cutter genre of action films, “Contraband” possesses the necessary ingredients to stand out with its exceptional acting and cleverly drawn plot. “Contraband” is filled with twists and turns and is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat even during its most unlikely scenes. It certainly isn’t a History channel documentary on drug smuggling in Panama, and that is precisely what is appealing about it. If you’re a fan of action films and riveting storylines, I highly recommend a trip to the theaters to check out Marky Mark’s latest performance in “Contraband.”

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Jones Place

Townhome Living Downtown 304-296-7400 scottpropertiesllc.com TWO APARTMENTS: 2/3 BR—W/D, Off-street parking. 3/BR—W/D. Leases start 05/15/12. Garbage, cable not included. 717 Willey Street up from Arnold Hall. No Smoking, No Pets 304-685-9550.

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1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments For Rent

Locust Ave. Walking distance to downtown campus. 3BRS + 2 full BA, WD $1000/mon. 304-983-2529.

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NEW TOWNHOMES LEASE STARTING Available in May/August. Garage, Laundry, All Appliances included. $420/mo. per person. 304-212-8107 or 304-494-2400 www.chesstownhomes.net

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FURNISHED HOUSES

ACROSS FROM ARNOLD HALL. 4/5/6 BR House. 121 Richwood & 700 Cass st. and others. Parking, WD, DW, Utilities Included. 12 month lease. NO PETS. 304-288-1572 or 304-282-8131

• Rent Starting at $300

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UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS

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

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1 BR Downtown Location, Private Porch, Some utilities paid, $450+deposit lease, parking. 304-685-6565 or 304-685-5210.

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3/4BR Apartment (1 side of duplex), Large, W/D, Walk to Town&Campus, off street parking, $395/person, available May 16th, call/text 304-290-3347.

“The Largest & Finest Selection of Properties”

UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS

AVAILABLE MAY 15TH FULLY FURNISHED 5BR/ 3BATH. On downtown campus. $300/person. Plus utilities. W/D/DW. lease and deposit required.Small pets ok with deposit.304-599-6001. JEWELMANLLC.COM close to downtown, next to Arnold Hall. 3,4,5&6/BR houses. Excellent condition. A/C, W/D, parking and yard. Utilities included. No dogs. 12 month lease. 304-288-1572 or 296-8491 NEW HOUSE AVAILABLE MAY 15 ON Downtown Campus. 5BR, 3BA, family room, game room, living room, lease/dep required. NO PETS. Off st parking, DW, WD, etc. 304-599-6001 WILES HILL! 3BR house, modern kitchen/bath, w/d, off street parking$445/person/month plus utilities; owner pays garbage. Call Steve at 304-288-6012

UNFURNISHED HOUSES 2 BR HOUSE. W/D, dishwasher. $800/mo Available now through May. Call 304-292-8102. No calls after 8:00 p.m. please. $600/MO WD AVAILABLE February. 2BR 1BA. Near GlenMark Center. 304-292-8102. No calls after 8PM.

Houses For Rent

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ROOMMATES MALE ROOMMATE WANTED. Grad-student. Private bedroom. Close to Evansdale campus. $210/mo+ ½utilities. kidwellmcclellan@yahoo.com & 304-292-3807. MUST SEE MALE/FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED close to Arnold hall excellent condition, W/D & parking. Individual lease. $395-$450 all utilities included. 304-288-1572 or 304-296-8491.

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

HELP WANTED BARTENDING UP TO $300 A DAY potential. No experience necessary. Age 18 plus. Training available. 800-965-6520 Ext. 285 DELIVERY DRIVERS WANTED. Down Right Delivery is now hiring. Potential for $10/hour plus tips. Call 304-914-6555 or e-mail info@downrightdelivery.com. DOG LOVING NEAT FREAK wanted for part time help. e-mail mark_jones_grooming@yahoo.com THE WEST VIRGINIA GEOLOGICAL AND Economic Survey (State Agency) is seeking to fill a full time permanent position of a Survey Geologist II to work in the Coal Section. Minimum education required is a Master’s of Science Degree in Geology from an accredited four-year college or university or a Bachelors of Science Degree in Geology and two years of full-time or part-time equivalent paid experience as a professional geologist. Duties will involve data entry and verification, computer mapping of various coal parameters, conducting coal and noncoal-related field work through the State and answering questions about various aspect of West Virginia coal geology to non-Survey clients. Experience or familiarity with the concepts of coal geology and resource estimation desired; field mapping experience beyond required field camp a plus. Familiarity with basic computer software, such as the Microsoft Office suite is required. Experience with ArcMap is also a positive. Some overnight travel will be required. Pay grade 15 of WV Division of Personnel-Minimum salary $31,164.00 Interested candidates should send their resume and have three (3) letters of reference sent to West Virginia Geological Survey, Attn: Nancy Lilly, 1 Mont Chateau Road, Morgantown, WV 26508-8079, email nlilly@geosrv.wvnet.edu. The closing date for resumes is January 23, 2012. Any questions, call 304-594-2331. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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THE DAILY ATHENAEUM

12 | ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Thursday January 19, 2012

From the swamp to the stage

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Pinocchio tries to convince Shrek that he is not lying about being a ‘real boy.’

‘Shrek the Musical’ brings the fairy tales, humor of the films to WVU stage by Elizabeth Finely A&E Writer

Fairy tale creatures invaded West Virginia University’s Creative Arts Center last night. The national tour of “Shrek the Musical” is a part of the 2011-2012 University Arts Series. There are two showings of the musical; Wednesday and tonight at 7:30 p.m. The musical premiered on Broadway in 2009, and the

story has captivated audiences since the DreamWorks Animation film brought Shrek to life in the 2001 movie. Shrek is an original spin on some favorite childhood fairy tales, as those familiar with Shrek should know. Shrek is an ogre who lives all alone in the swamp, until one day when Lord Farquaad dumps all the fairy tale creatures on Shrek’s land. To reclaim his home, Shrek is sent

Donkey begs Shrek to let him tag along on the adventure.

on a quest to slay a dragon and bring back Princess Fiona, who is locked in a tower far, far away. “Shrek the Musical” follows the storyline of the original film with the addition of some newer and unexpected jokes. That said the audience was mostly made up of younger children and plenty of energy and enthusiasm in the crowd . “It was a lively atmosphere,”

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Shrek tries to scare away all the creatures from his swamp and then agrees to go to Lord Farquad to get his land back.

said Steve Shaffer, an electrical engineering student. “It was actually a lot of fun.” The idea of a musical for Shrek came from Sam Mendes, who suggested the idea to DreamWorks when the second movie in the series was being filmed. “Shrek the Musical” really captures the fun of the film that everyone loves,” said David Ryan, Arts and Entertainment Public Relations Spe-

cialist. “Everyone of every age gets the humor.” The music for Shrek is very upbeat and lively, there is never a dull moment. The original Broadway soundtrack is available from Decca Records, or from the merchandise stand at the show. “It’s the classic tale of acceptance and being who you are that is enjoyable for all ages,” Ryan said. “There are 19 new songs for the musical, so

Fairy tale creatures sing about being dumped in Shrek’s swamp by Lord Farquad.

even if you’ve seen the movies, you haven’t necessarily seen the musical.” Tickets are on sale now and are available at the Mountainlair and CAC box offices, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 304-293-SHOW. With a student ID, tickets are $27. So get your ogre ears and join in the fun! daa&e@mail.wvu.edu

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The DA 01-19-2012  

The January 19 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia Unviersity's official student newspaper.