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Wednesday September 19, 2012
Volume 126, Issue 23
University, city make land deal by lacey palmer staff writer
Morgantown City Council met Tuesday evening and discussed a potential agreement between the City of Morgantown and West Virginia University to transfer ownership of four acres of land known as The Square at Falling Run. According to City Manager Terrence Moore, the
City of Morgantown purchased 1.1 acres of land from WVU in 2004 located along Falling Run Road, and around the same time, the city purchased an additional three acres in the area. Moore also said the City of Morgantown and WVU entered into a memorandum of understanding that said if construction had not begun on a Square parking garage on the land by Au-
gust 31, 2011, WVU would have the right to repurchase the initial 1.1 acres from the city for the original price paid. “The Square Falling Run project has not materialized, as everyone recognizes, and construction on this parking garage has not started. Therefore, WVU has the automatic right to repurchase 1.1 acres,” Moore said. “Rather than simply repur-
Since 2004, West Virginia University’s College of Law has hosted the event Constitution Day to express the importance and prevalence of the United States Constitution in the lives of all citizens. When Congress established Constitution Day in 2004, they made it a requirement that all publicly funded educational institution conduct an educational program about the history of the United States Constitution. Director of Marketing and Communications for WVU’s College of Law James Jolly said the U.S. Department of Education later made such programming required of any public or private school, college, or university receiving federal funds. Constitution Day will be celebrated today at noon in the Marilyn E. Lugar Courtroom on the WVU College of Law campus. “Officially, Congress started Constitution Day in 2004 with the passage of the law that established it, and West Virginia Senator (Robert C.) Byrd was the original sponsor of the bill,” Jolly said. “It was an amendment to a spending bill passed by
Congress.” Jolly said Constitution Day has previously been established in some states, such as Iowa in 1911 and Ohio in 1953. However, it is now a federal commemorative holiday. This event is free and open to all students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members who wish to attend. Former political science student and second year WVU law student Brittany Fink said the importance of the Constitution has been engraved in her head. “This event does a great job at showcasing and teaching the Constitution to all those who come out and want to learn more about it,” Fink said. Though it is only once a year, Jolly said there is a different topic for each Constitution Day. Today, Dean of the WVU College of Law Joyce McConnell will present “Remember the Ladies: The History of Women and the U.S. Constitution.” “This years Constitution Day will be focusing on Women’s rights because women have struggled with the Constitution since it was
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RoboForm secures identity, passwords By Jacob Bojesson correspondent
Former WVU student Michelle Goodliff recently launched a new online software designed to make students’ online activities easier. The frustration over a lost password is something most students can understand. To solve this common problem, Goodliff, a 2011 Integrated Marketing Communications graduate student, came up with the idea to launch RoboForm U. The program is an online password protector and form filler offered to college students. “It saves all your passwords for you and logs you into websites automatically,” Goodliff said. “You’ll never have to remember another pass-
word again.” Goodliff began working for Cyber Systems the summer after she graduated from WVU. Cyber Systems launched RoboFor m in 1999, and the service stands today as the world’s leading password p ro t e c t o r, s e r v i c i n g millions of customers worldwide. Goodliff said she realized the service would prove to be very handy for students, as they access several web accounts on a daily basis. “I had just gotten out of school, and I hadn’t really heard of a password manager,” Goodliff said. “We all use the same passwords, but we aren’t practicing good online security.”
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By Kaity Wilson Correspondent
This week the West Virginia University Department of Transportation and Parking is promoting alternate modes of transportation in Morgantown through its fourth annual Transportation Week. “These modes are essential to the overall reduction of single occupancy cars that could congest our streets, and they promote healthy lifestyles,” said Hugh E. Kierig, Director of Transportation and Parking at WVU. Transportation Week strives to provide students the opportunity to explore methods of traveling around Morgantown other than driving a car. Each day this week, a different mode of transportation will be promoted and showcased on campus. Monday marked Walking Day. The department hosted a booth in the Mountainlair with information and giveaways for those who walk to campus. Tuesday, the department celebrated Bicycle Day by encouraging WVU students, faculty and
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SGA promotes civic duty with ‘Turbo Vote’ By Evelyn Merithew Correspondent
The West Virginia University Student Government Association has initiated the new program, Turbo Vote, to encourage students to head to the polls this election season. Turbo Vote is a program designed to reach out to young people and encourage them to vote in elections.
“Turbo Vote makes it really easy to register to vote and also keep up with your voter registration,” said SGA Board of Governors member Christian Guy. Along with encouraging young adults to vote, Turbo Vote helps students register, obtains absentee ballots and even sends students reminders about upcoming elections. Contrary to common belief, Guy said, no one can vote online in an election,
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partner with the City, the Housing Economic Development group and United Bank to merge very diverse properties and ultimately end up with a project that will be good for the city and the university,” Hudak said. According to Hudak the property needs a “little TLC,” which will provide opportunities to clean the area
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“Interestingly enough, the 1.1 acre right to repurchase makes this approach somewhat sensible,” Moore said. WVU representative Randy Hudak, Associate Vice President of Facilities and Services, spoke after the council discussed the potential agreement. “On behalf of the University, the project is an exciting opportunity for us to
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chase the 1.1 acres, WVU has offered to purchase the entire four-plus acres from the City of Morgantown.” The agreement will need approval by the Building Commission and the WVU Board of Governors. The Board of Governors will discuss it at its Sept. 28 meeting, which will give council the ability to discuss it further at its next regular meeting.
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so Turbo Vote makes the process much easier by directly mailing ballots to home addresses. SGA has been working with other WVU organizations to encourage students to vote in the 2012 presidential elections, and members believe teaming with Turbo Vote is a great option for students. “We talked to Turbo Vote representatives and decided it would be something nice to pursue,” Guy
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said. “It’s a lot easier than registering on your own, and you can also get an absentee ballot. People who live in New York, for example, now won’t have to drive home on the weekend to vote.” The service also works with other institutions, including the University of Kentucky, Harvard University and Georgetown University. The service is free
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Wednesday September 19, 2012
Obama jabs at Romney over ‘47 percent’
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night the occupant of the Oval Office must “work for everyone, not just for some,” jabbing back at Mitt Romney’s jarring statement that as a candidate, he doesn’t worry about the 47 percent of the country that pays no income taxes. Romney neither disavowed nor apologized for his remarks, which included an observation that nearly half of the country believe
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employees to bike to campus and with another booth in the Mountainlair. Kierig said the issue of traffic in Morgantown is no secret. While walking is the easiest and healthiest way to get around campus, he said, many students are now opting to ride their bicycles, as well. Forty new spaces for bikes were added on campus this summer. Bike Morgantown board member Gunnar Shogren said seeing these bike racks full tells him more students are using cycling as a method of transportation. WVU recently added a city cycling course, which teaches students how to be comfortable riding a bike in traffic. “Students have limited budgets, and you do not need a $5,000 bike to get around,” Shogren said. “This way we can teach them how
they are victims and entitled to a range of government support. Instead, Romney cast his comment as evidence of a fundamental difference with Obama over the economy, adding the federal government should not “take from some to give to the others.” As the rivals sparred with seven weeks remaining in a close race for the White House, two GOP Senate candidates publicly disavowed Romney’s remarks, caught on videotape at a
fundraiser. Republican officials openly debated the impact that a series of controversies would have on the party’s prospects of winning the presidency. Romney’s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, said the Republican presidential nominee was “obviously inarticulate” in trying to make his point. The Wisconsin congressman told KRNV-TV in Reno, Nev., “The point we’re trying to make here is, under the Obama economy, government dependency is up
and economic stagnation is up.” Top Republicans in Congress declined through aides to offer their reaction to Romney’s remarks – just as they generally refrained from commenting a week ago when he issued a statement that inaccurately accused the Obama administration of giving comfort to demonstrators after they breached the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. While the Romney campaign has been promoting
its fundraising prowess for months, it acknowledged that it had borrowed $20 million before the GOP national convention to boost its cash flow as it waited to begin tapping its general election funds. Under law, that money wouldn’t be available until Romney was officially nominated. The Romney campaign confirmed Tuesday night that it took out the loan in August, using its general election accounts as collateral. The National Review
Online first reported the loan. The most recent controversy in a campaign filled with them was ignited by the emergence of a videotape, made last May, in which Romney told donors at a fundraiser that 47 percent of Americans pay no income taxes. They “believe the government has a responsibility to care for them ... believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. That that’s an entitlement.”
Blue and Gold residence halls,” Moore said. “Further, it’s close to a PRT station and is a part of the Mountainline bus line routes. This partnership is clearly a positive move forward for the City of Morgantown.” After the announcement, Mayor Jim Manilla revealed that WVU has joined the International Town & Gown
Association, an organization that aims to provide a link between institutions of higher education to deal with common issues to improve the quality of life in the area. After discussing the downtown safety issues numerous times throughout the meeting, the council agreed that WVU joining
the ITGA will be beneficial to the city as a whole. “I’m very happy WVU is on board with this,” Manilla said. According to Manilla, the first step in this program will be to set up an advisory board, which will consist of city and University members. WVU President James
P. Clements also believes this project concerning the property on Falling Run Road will be beneficial for the university and the city as a whole. “In a few years, I hope this project will be a national model for town-gown partnerships,” Clements said. Toward the end of the regular meeting around 7:45
p.m., council went into Executive Session to discuss “personnel matters,” according to the agenda. At 10:15 p.m., the council adjourned the meeting with no further discussion. The Morgantown City Council will hold its next regular meeting on Oct. 2.
sign up for the program. “This is a way for students to earn money easily, for textbooks or anything else that they would want,” Goodliff said. “Even if you’re on your senior year, you can still use it for four years after you sign up.” Along with automatic log-in and password protection, RoboForm helps filling out online forms. Clients can save any personal information, and the software takes care of the rest. “Say you’re doing online shopping; you don’t have to fill out you address or any other information,” Goodliff said.
“Everything is saved in RoboForm itself, and it remembers it for you and keeps it secure.” Keeping passwords and credit card information in the same database might sound like a risky thing to do; however, Goodliff said she is certain the information is in good hands. “We are one of the only services that has never had any security breach,” Goodliff said. “Our users are always happy, I would say.” For more information, visit www.roboform.com.
K-12, colleges, and universities, use this federal commemorative holiday as an advantage to teach and focus on the Constitution. “It wasn’t until my capstone class and I did our class project at the Morgantown Boys and Girls Club that I realized how the younger generation fails to comprehend and understand what the Constitution means to our country,” Fink said. “However, by the end, they were able to talk about the history of the Constitution and why it’s important to every U.S. citizen.” “The Constitution is the supreme law of the U.S. and one of the most important documents in human his-
tory; there is a lot to learn about it,” Jolly said. Last year, the program was “Lincoln, West Virginia and the Law of Secession,” and was given by a law professor from Northern Kentucky University. “Students will have the benefit to gain a deeper understanding of just one aspect of the U.S. Constitution,” Jolly said. “It’s not a perfect document, and women have struggled with it since the beginning.” There will also be a reception in the lobby after the program. For more information visit www.law.wvu.edu.
to commute safely.” Today, the department is featuring the Zimride and Zipcar programs. These programs will be highlighted to promote the use of carpooling and sharing rides. Zimride is WVU’s private online carpooling system, which allows students and community members to coordinate commute areas and times. Zipcar allows students the opportunity to rent a car by the hour or by the day with gas and insurance included. “We want to have an increased independence of being able to get downtown,” Kierig said. There will be a booth in the Mountainlair today from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The booth will allow students to explore and learn more about the two carpooling and ride sharing programs. New Zipcar members will have the opportunity to receive $35 driving credit with membership purchase. More information on
these programs can be found at http://zimride. wvu.edu or http://zipcar. wvu.edu. Thursday will be Mountain Line Day and will promote the use of the Mountain Line bus system. Mountain Line buses run to all parts of the community and are free with a valid WVU ID. The Mountain Line will be hosting a contest all day Thursday via Twitter and Facebook to test student’s knowledge of local transportation. Students have the opportunity to win an iTunes card, Mountie Bountie or Grey Line tickets for a ride home over Thanksgiving Break. Text “follow MountainLine” to 40404 to participate. Mountain Line will also be featuring a new bus tracking technology for smart phones. Friday will be PRT Day. There will be free giveaways at both the Towers and Engineering stations. Kierig said the PRT has been in service since 1975 and is approaching its 80 millionth passenger. Transportation Week will wrap up Saturday at the Morgantown Farmer’s Market on Spruce Street at Fayette Avenue. There will be a booth with giveaways and more information. Additional information can be found at http://transportation.wvu. edu.
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Continued from page 1 signed in 1787,” Jolly said. “Women’s rights are not in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights, and there is evidence that Thomas Jefferson, one of the authors of the Constitution, excluded women on purpose.” He also said the right for women to vote was granted in 1920 by the 19th Amendment, which was 120 years after the Constitution was singed. “Now, there are much more recent legal rights, such as women being able to serve on juries,” Jolly said. Many schools, including
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Continued from page 1 to WVU students, as long as they sign up using their MIX email. “Signing up for Turbo Vote is free, but our SGA has to pay a small fee in order to operate the website for all WVU students,” said SGA President Zach Redding. Redding and Guy said
they believe students’ participation in local, state and national elections is vital for the future. “I feel that voting is important for students because it gives each one of us a voice in issues and matters that we care about and that affect us,” Redding said. “It’s really important for students to vote, especially in presidential elections, because though we are in
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college, the outcome will directly affect us,” Guy said. Students who have already registered to vote in their hometown may still sign up for Turbo Vote to receive election reminders and schedules. For more information and to sign up for Turbo Vote services, visit www. wvu.turbovote.org/register. email@example.com
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â€˜Boardwalk Empireâ€™ returns with a muzzle blast
HBOâ€™s â€˜Boardwalk Empireâ€™ premiered its third season Sunday.
by nick wesdock A&E WRITER
For fans of HBOâ€™s â€œ B o a rd wa l k Emp i re,â€? there was a massive question looming after the end of last season: will main character and fan favorite Jimmy Darmody rise from the dead and make a comeback in season three? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Jimmy is gone. But donâ€™t let that turn you away. The premiere episode of season three did not leave any doubt the show is back and stronger than ever, despite Darmodyâ€™s absence. Set during New Yearâ€™s Eve in 1922, the first episode is focused around the
Thompsonâ€™s New Yearâ€™s Eve party. Overall, the segment has an upbeat feel, but one canâ€™t help but sense the showâ€™s typical lying, cheating undertone â€“ something is just not quite right here. Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) starts the season by shaking things up a bit. Atlantic Cityâ€™s corrupt treasurer is scheming as usual, and the audience finds out at the end of the episode that Nucky has a secret. At the end of season two, Jimmyâ€™s son, Tommy (played by twins Connor and Brady Noon), was left with no parents and in custody of his grandmother, who wants the young boy to forget about
his real mother. Now, Tommy is faced with the conflict of not knowing his real motherâ€™s identity. Foreshadowing suggests Margaret Schroeder (Kelly Macdonald), Nuckyâ€™s wife, may take more of a frontseat role this season. Shortly after opening a childrenâ€™s hospital in Atlantic City, Margaret finds out women, particularly pregnant ones, are not receiving adequate care and instruction. At the end of the episode, the first woman to fly across the country inspires her to better her life. On the contrary, when Margaretâ€™s husband is asked about the female pilot, he makes a sarcastic,
degrading remark. Margaret has always been a righteous woman, but it seems like she wants to return to her roots as a womenâ€™s rights activist this season. As prohibition continues to fuel crime and corruption, the gangsters of â€œBoardwalk Empireâ€? grow more and more violent. Episode one already gives a little taste of whatâ€™s to come in the way of actionpacked fight scenes. Part of what makes â€œBoardwalk Empireâ€? such a unique and popular show is its authenticity. Everything in the show â€“ the filming style, colors, set, characters, props and conflicts â€“ reflect the time period. I noticed this
more than ever Sunday night as it showed the creators of this show have really stepped it up for the third season. Sure, there have been plenty of gangster movies throughout the years that have gone down as instant classics (â€œThe Godfather,â€? â€œGoodfellasâ€? and â€œScarfaceâ€? to name a few) but for the first time, we are seeing a television show that rivals these classic films. So far season three has not disappointed, even with these lofty expectations. In a show like this, anything can happen at any time, and that keeps the viewer constantly on edge. Most of the marquee char-
acters have returned, and with so many secrets and so much animosity, no one is safe. Things are definitely changing in Atlantic City, but not for the better â€“ dark days are ahead in this chapter of the series. Personally, I am glad the show is back on air. If you donâ€™t watch â€œBoardwalk Empire,â€? you are missing out on one of televisionâ€™s finest offerings. The season started with a bang (literally), and there are plenty of twists and turns available to keep the show rolling smoothly for a long time to come. Tune into HBO every Sunday night for brand new episodes. firstname.lastname@example.org
Topless photos ruling: First battle in privacy war LONDON (AP) â€” Prince William and Kate Middletonâ€™s aggressive legal strategy over topless photos of Britainâ€™s likely future queen is the first salvo in what could be a decadeslong tug-of-war over their familyâ€™s privacy. A French court ruled in favor of the royal couple on Tuesday in their fight over the photos, but the scope of that ruling will be limited. The unauthorized topless photos of Kate have already been widely published in France, Italy, Ireland and on the Internet â€“ lessening the impact of Tuesdayâ€™s court injunction against future publication inside France. The royalsâ€™ strong stance also included a bid to persuade French prosecutors to launch a criminal inquiry to target the offending photographer. The wealthy royal couple did not gain much on paper â€“ the court-imposed fine was about $2,500 â€“ but legal experts and royal watchers say the action was designed to demonstrate their willingness to use all legal means to prevent future press intrusion. That will become even more important when the couple have a child, who would become third in the line of succession to the British throne, said Joe Little, the managing editor of Majesty magazine. â€œThis was done because they want to set a benchmark for the future,â€? he said. â€œThey want to send a warning to anybody who might think of doing something similar in the future.â€? The fast legal intervention, which developed within hours of the publication of the photos Friday
in a French gossip magazine, represents a break from Queen Elizabeth IIâ€™s traditional policy of using legal action only as a means of last resort. It also reflects Williamâ€™s determination not to let the press harass Kate as it did his late mother, Princess Diana, Little said. Still, the case shows the unlikelihood of controlling photos through legal means once they have been published. Closer magazine was ordered to turn over all of its digital copies of the photos, but that has little meaning in a world where millions of copies can be made and distributed in the blink of an eye. The revealing pictures will follow Middleton for the rest of her life â€“ not unlike the snapshots of her appearance in a charity fashion show wearing black lingerie and a sheer dress during her university days. â€œClearly, the harm has been done,â€? said Christopher Mesnooh, an American lawyer working in France for Field Fisher Waterhouse. â€œThousands, now tens of thousands of copies, are now in public circulation. A legal decision is a wonderful thing to obtain and the royal couple did exactly what they should have done. But you know the magazine is out there and I suspect most of you have already seen copies of that magazine, so the basic, the initial harm, has been done.â€? He said magazine executives had concluded in advance they had little to fear from an adverse court ruling when they decided to print the photographs, obtained by a photographer who trained a long
A newstands owner adjusts copies of the Italian magazine Chi reading in Italian â€˜The queen is nakedâ€™ in Rome Monday. lens on the royal couple as they sunbathed on a private estate in southern France. â€œCloser magazine has done a very sophisticated cost-benefit analysis,â€? Mesnooh said. â€œWhatever the amount of damages that a French court will award, it will be a fraction of the publicity that the magazine will have gained, as well as the number of issues of this particular issue of Closer magazine which will be sold.â€? Tuesdayâ€™s ruling only affects the French magazine branch of Mondadori, Closerâ€™s publisher. A French court ordered it to hand over all digital copies of topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge within 24 hours
and blocked further publication of what it called a â€œbrutal displayâ€? of William and Kateâ€™s private moments. The court also stopped the magazine from republishing the pictures â€“ including on its website and its tablet app â€“ as well as re-selling them. Mondadori faces a daily fine of (EURO)10,000 ($13,100) if it fails to do so. â€œThese snapshots which showed the intimacy of a couple, partially naked on the terrace of a private home, surrounded by a park several hundred meters from a public road, and being able to legitimately assume that they are protected from passers-by, are by nature particularly intrusive,â€? the
French ruling decreed. â€œ(They) were thus subjected to this brutal display the moment the cover appeared.â€? The photos showed Kate relaxing at a private villa in Provence, in southern France, sometimes without her bikini top and, in one case, her bikini bottom partially pulled down to apply sunscreen. The royal couple is also filing a criminal complaint against `Xâ€™ â€“ the unnamed photographer who took the picture. The suit aims to flush out the mystery photographerâ€™s identity and prevent him or her from spreading the photos to new locations. If the case goes forward, the photographer could face a sub-
stantial fine and a oneyear prison term. But fines and prison terms wonâ€™t remove the photos from the Internet. Professor Tim Luckhurst, head of the journalism department at the University of Kent, said the royal couple has likely learned some lessons from the debacle. â€œThe prince and his wife are going to have to think hard about what sort of conduct is acceptable for the heir to the throne and his wife in the age of the Internet,â€? he said.
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OPINION Obesity crisis looms for W.Va.
Wednesday September 19, 2012
According to a report released yesterday by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, West Virginia is headed toward a public health disaster if it doesn’t change course. The report, titled “F as in Fat : How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2012,” predicts West Virginia’s adult obesity rate could top 60 percent by 2030. This would cause a projected increase in a number of health problems, including more than
250,000 additional cases of type 2 diabetes, 650,000 new cases of coronary heart disease, 558,000 new cases of hypertension and almost 100,000 new cases of cancer. Such an increase in the incidence of all these conditions would have a profound impact on our health care system, which is already struggling with rising costs. The report predicts obesity-related spending would increase by 12 percent if the obesity rate
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rises as expected. Clearly, this problem must be dealt with as soon as possible. The Center for Disease Control reports that as of last year, more than 32 percent of West Virginia’s adults were obese. Only Louisiana and Mississippi have higher rates of adult obesity. Although there is no question many of the factors contributing to this troubling trend are deepseated and can’t be easily resolved, there are steps that can be taken immedi-
ately to mitigate this crisis, and the TAH report outlines many of them. They recommend an overhaul of the public school meal system so that it is more nutritious, an increase in investment in obesity-prevention programs and research, an emphasis on physical education in our schools and the implementation of programs to encourage physicians to utilize preventive health care services. Our policymakers need to take the time
to evaluate these proposals and implement those that will lead to a healthier population. Even if some of these programs are costly in the short-run, they will ultimately pay for themselves with the health care savings they will create. There is no excuse for our leaders not to take action to fix a problem that will otherwise cost us billions of dollars and thousands of lives.
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Online privacy should be a concern for all
Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California.
harry strack GUEST COLUMNIST
Everyone uses Google. We use the website to search literally billions of web pages, scholarly publications, maps, images and even the full text of books. It’s safe to say many of us would not have been accepted to college without its help. However, many of us are unaware of how powerful a company Google has become. When you enter a search into Google and click on a link, the keywords you entered can be (not always) sent to the website you clicked on. Just from information stored in your
browser, sites can tell where you are, what kind of computer you are on, your screen size, which plugins you are using and even your search history. So, some random website knows you are seeing Avicii this week and you gaze at puppies on Pinterest three hours a day. Big deal, right? Well, it doesn’t stop there. Third-party advertisements also collect this information to build profiles about you. That is why you see the same ads no matter what website you are on. And since we see these advertisements over and over, we are more likely to buy the product advertised. For the owners of these websites, this technology
is a very powerful thing. For the first time in history, marketers are able to bring the products you want to you instead of having you go to their products. This collected profile data may seem harmless at first glance; however, the browser information is sent and saved along with the keywords you entered into the search bar. Some companies use this information to predict your spending habits and tastes. Recently, Orbitz.com executives announced they are ‘experimenting with showing different hotel offers to Mac and PC users’ and ‘Mac users on average spend $20 to $30 more a night on hotels.’ This may
sound like a generalization, but Orbitz has the research to back it up. And it only gets worse. Your profile can be sold to other companies and possibly end up costing you a job or causing you some serious embarrassment. This calls for us to protect ourselves. We need to ask ourselves how much information is too much for companies like Google, Yahoo, Bing and Facebook to have? Think about how much you post on Facebook. How do you feel knowing that even though you may filter what pictures are shown to your friends, the picture is still uploaded to the Internet and stored somewhere in Facebook’s vast data-
base? Facial recognition software, aka “tag suggestions,” can locate and identify pictures of you before you even know the picture is online. In other words, if someone, anyone, wants to know what you look like, they can find a picture of you. We should think twice before we “check in” or allow sites to track our location. You never know who may be following where you are going. Sites like duckduckgo. com and torproject.com are popping up in response to this invasion of privacy. Duckduckgo.com is a search engine that reportedly does not store or send any personal information. Tor is “free soft-
ware…that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy.” Without Internet search engines, we wouldn’t be able to find and listen to decades-old music. More appreciably, we would have to do all our research by tirelessly looking through mountains of books, God forbid. However, the public needs recognize when the billion dollar companies we take advantage of are beginning to take advantage of our privacy. Be careful which websites you use and choose cautiously what words you say on the Internet. Your job may just depend on it.
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U.S. is hypocritical when it comes to its non-renewable energy addiction Carleton Whaley The daily campus University of connecticut
Oil is the energy that allows modern society to thrive. Unfortunately, it is non-renewable, meaning once it runs out, it’s gone. In 2010, Russia discovered a massive oil field in East Siberia. The deposit was said to hold at least 150 million metric tons of oil (around 1.1 billion barrels), and for Russia, the world’s leading oil exporter, this was certainly a boon. The world rejoiced at this new discovery, while simultaneously decrying oil and its hazards to the planet, pollution and energy efficiency. The United
States, in fact, seems to be the prime example of; this two-faced argument. At the same time that we call for more efficient, clean energies, we are elated to know that there is more oil in the world to sustain us for a little longer. The reality is that oil is not going to be in the future much longer, or at least it cannot be if the human race is going to survive the way it has thus far. Oil is like an infection to us. Instead of seeking treatment, we chose to ignore the problem, despite knowing that oil will run out. We consume it rapidly: the United States holds only 5 percent of the world’s populace, but consumes 25 percent of its oil.
On a daily basis, that average American uses more than twice the oil of those in the European Union, and every year our country consumes 7.6 billion barrels. That makes Russia’s discovery seem a bit less massive, I suppose. That’s all right, though, because while Russia exports 6 percent of its total oil to the Americas (with 5 percent going only to the United States), it provides only 4 percent of our total oil imports. So we basically import more oil than Russia can export, from all over the world. There is, however, good news. Today, energy is even more at the forefront of everyone’s mind, especially in a political sense, and several steps have been taken
to foster alternate energy, such as tax incentives and the Energy Star program, which labels devices that use 20 percent to 30 percent less energy than is required by government standards. Even our rising gas prices, which are constantly lamented, are a positive sign of change. European markets saw the prices we are facing (around $4 a gallon) long ago, and this forced them to have tighter regulations on vehicle efficiency, which is necessary to wean us off oil. After all, automobiles in general account for 60 percent of oil use, with most of that being personal vehicles. As prices go up, there is more and more reason to look to improving sustain-
able, alternative energy. However, the fight for freedom from oil is a personal one; as we have seen, there is little the government can actually do when it comes to demanding better technology and cleaner fuel from companies that rely on oil. People naturally resist change, and we as a society have been in the grip of fossil fuels for so long that their depletion seems a distant problem. “Oh, leave that to the next generation,” we seem to be saying, as our predecessors said of us. But it is within our power, individually, to advance technologies and implement smart energy-saving procedures. Whether it is something costly that
will save you in the end, like buying solar panels, an electric car or fuel cells, or simple things like relying more on natural light, putting bubble wrap over your windows in winter to save on heat or using PVC pipes and glass bottles to make a greenhouse, it doesn’t matter. In an age when the inner workings of technology and inventions are unknown to many, everyone should aspire to be a maker. Do things that will affect your life in an eco-friendly way. If enough people do that, we won’t need the government to tell us one day that we need to invest in green energy. We will tell them that, as a government by and for the people, and they will listen to us.
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BORN TODAY This year you will be encouraged to greet change with greater ease. If you fight progress, you could encounter your share of bumps along the way. Learn to let go, and head down the path that greets you with energy and optimism. If you are single, you meet more people than usual. You will fall into an intense tango with many of your potential sweeties. Take your time deciding. If you are attached, nothing seems to be a “maybe” or an “if.”You will find that everything is either black or white. Hopefully, you will be on the same page. SCORPIO is nothing if not deep and mysterious.
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Deal with others directly. You might not like what comes down the path, but know that you can transform a situation. Emotions expressed could help everyone involved. Strong energy directs you. Push as hard as possible to get a project done. Tonight: Listen to a suggestion. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHH Others clearly command the stage. You will be very happy if you do not try to interfere with this trend. An unexpected change encourages you to let go of what has not been working. You have tinkered to get this situation more in sync, to no avail. Tonight: Just do not be alone. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH You want to mix in a happier or more social part of your life. You could be jolted by what heads your way. The unexpected forces you to transform the way you deal with a key person. As a result, you might decide to open
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WVU alumna speaks about new documentary by natalie snyder a&e writer
Susan Shumaker, story researcher and producer with Florentine Films, met with the Radio Television Digital News Association Monday to discuss her most recent work, “The Dust Bowl.” Shumaker worked for approximately four years alongside well-known documentary filmmaker and producer Ken Burns to produce this four-hour historical epic of human pain and suffering. She said working with Burns is wonderful and keeps her busy. “He’s brilliant,” Shumaker said. “He is able to synthesize things that others can’t.” Shumaker said Burns is almost like a father figure to the crew and allows everyone to have a say in how the film could or should be made, but she finds Burns’ input particularly impressive. “When he has ideas — he has really good ideas,” Shumaker said. Oftentimes, the crew will go back to Burns’ original suggestion. Shumaker explained that Florentine Films has to work very hard to apply for grants to fund the films, and fundraising is key in the business. “Sometimes we get them, sometimes we don’t,” Shumaker said. Shumaker lives in Morgantown and graduated from West Virginia University with an English degree.
She started her work with Burns and writer/producer Dayton Duncan after she received a professional development grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council in 2002. She has been working with both Burns and Duncan for the past 10 years. Shumaker explained to the RTDNA that this documentation is important because it will be the last recorded testimony of the generation who witnessed the largest manmade disaster in American history. Shumaker’s job is to conduct research and help produce the story. She said the first step is to find the best stories to tell, and that starts with finding the actual storytellers: the survivors. For this film she and her crew conducted “round table” meetings where people would simply sit at a table and share their memories and experiences. “I got to meet some very special people., Shumaker said. Because the Dust Bowl took place during the Great Depression, not many photos or film exist. To accommodate, the film crew designed posters in the style of Uncle Sam that stated “Ken Burns wants your photos!” The posters included the dates the crew would be coming to town and where to meet. People were more than happy to share their stories along with their
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WVU alumna Susan Shumaker spoke with the Radio Television Digital News Association Monday about her work with filmmaker Ken Burns. photos. The RTDNA consists of students interested in all types of journalism with different motives and goals, and participants were eager to engage Shumaker when given the opportunity. When asked what working with unlimited film felt
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and start making independent films. “You need to know you love it,” Shumaker said. This piece of advice can be applied not only to aspiring filmmakers, but also all students struggling to find his or her perfect career. Shumaker is traveling to
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‘Revolution’ is a great addition to Monday night TV by nick wesdock a&e writer
‘Revolution’ airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on NBC.
For months, people have been buzzing about J.J. Abrams’ new television series, “Revolution,” which premiered Monday night on NBC. The pilot episode can be summed up in one word – amazing. That said, if you were not a fan of Abrams’ last big hit, “Lost,” then you probably won’t like “Revolution.” The two shows are remarkably similar, but Abrams’ latest has more of a family-first theme and much more action. Not even one minute into the series, the action begins. Ben Matheson rushes frantically into his Chicago home after work one night to tell his wife to hurry because they don’t have much time. That’s when it happens. Everything turns off, and it doesn’t come back on. Cars, phones, lights. Nothing works anymore. Everything we rely on for day-to-day life in the 21st century is a thing of the past (pun intended). Fast forward 15 years later, and the world seems
to be surviving but not thriving. The Mathesons have moved out of the city and joined a small, self-reliant community. In one of the earliest conflicts of the series, we learn that Ben’s wife, mother of main character Charlie, has died in the past 15 years. Then the local militia, known as the Monroe Republic, shows up in the Matheson’s village. They shoot Ben and take his son, Danny. With what are presumably his dying words, Ben tells his daughter Charlie to seek her Uncle Miles in Chicago. And so the adventure begins. Young, stubborn and beautiful, Charlie Matheson is played by Tracy Spiridakos. If we were comparing to “Lost,” Charlie would be the Kate Austen. Spiridakos has exceeded expectations thus far. “Its about love and family in many ways, with a lot of adventure and fun, fun, fun, fun stuff,” Spiridakos said in an NBC exclusive. “Crazy things happen, scary things happen, but overall, it’s a really fun adventure.”
Spiridakos isn’t lying about the love and family either. That seems to be the basis for the whole show until this point. No matter what happens, it’s clear family always comes first for the characters. Every event that takes place is tied into the family theme somehow. Charlie’s brother, Danny Matheson, was just a baby when the “blackout” occurred. Graham Rogers takes on the role of Danny. “I guess it’s about a family reuniting,” Rogers said. His favorite thing about his character is that “he’s not like most kids because he didn’t grow up with technology or can’t even comprehend what it is.” Is it any surprise J.J. Abrams has created another masterpiece? Was anyone expecting “Revolution” to suck? I don’t think so. But, even with the bar set so high, the show still delivered. “Revolution” airs every Monday night at 10 p.m., but full-length episodes are also available at www. nbc.com/revolution. This is a must-watch show. firstname.lastname@example.org
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NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Newman is weighing in on the presidential election, and he’s playing the race card through a song he wrote called “I’m Dreaming.” The piano tune features the refrain: “I’m dreaming of a white president.” It is full of satirical, sarcastic and signature - Newman anecdotes about someone who votes for the president because he is white. Newman, who is white, is openly supporting President Barack Obama. He says he wants the public to find comedic relief in the song, but to also know he’s serious about his thoughts that racism is well and alive in the world - and in the current presidential race. He called racism “the great issue of this country.” “I felt that that sentiment exists in the country,” Newman said in an interview Monday. “I don’t know how many people you can get to admit it. I think maybe zero.” The song will be re-
leased as a free download Tuesday and Newman is encouraging listeners to donate to the United Negro College Fund. Newman, 68, has won multiple Academy Awards, Grammys and Emmys for composing music for movies such as “Cars,” “Monsters, Inc.,” the “Toy Story” franchise and the TV series “Monk.” He often writes songs from the perspective of a character not like himself. “Short People,” the 1977 No. 2 Billboard hit, attacked short people. And “Sail Away” is a come on from a slave trader to a potential slave. “I’m Dreaming” features lyrics like: “He won’t be the brightest, perhaps, but he’ll be the whitest, and I’ll vote for that.” He said as he wrote the song the lyrics “didn’t come that easy.” “It’s delicate enough that I’m not going to offend people every which way, but I wanted to get it right as best I could,” said Newman, who added that he’s always worried there may be some backlash
following the release of a song like this one. Newman believes Obama will be re-elected in November and feels that Republican contender Mitt Romney isn’t a “serious candidate for president.” Newman said he’s proud of how America has progressed, though, but adds that “there’s a long way to go.” “No European country would have elected a black man,” he said. “I can’t believe it happened. I think it’s fantastic, like a step on the moon.” The Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee said some friends told him to save the track - which he wrote a couple weeks ago - for an upcoming album, but he says releasing it now is perfect timing. “I think it’s for the moment,” he said. “It’s not going to live forever.”
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After redshirt season, Campbell ready to contribute to West Virginia offense by michael carvelli sports editor
No player enters his first season of college football wanting to redshirt, but after spending a year on the sidelines, redshirt freshman receiver Dante Campbell can see it already paying dividends. â€œAt the beginning it was really hard,â€? he said. â€œAbout midway through the season, I realized that it was the best thing for me to do. â€œHonestly, I wasnâ€™t really ready. I didnâ€™t want to waste a year. Every practice, I had to go up against the first team defense like Keith Tandy and all of them. It made me work harder, so when I get a chance to play, I take advantage of it.â€? Campbell got the chance to take advantage of his opportunities in Saturdayâ€™s win against James Madison when senior quarterback Geno Smith called his number on West Virginiaâ€™s first drive of the second quarter. The two connected on a quick slant for a four-yard touchdown, the first of Campbellâ€™s career. â€œI was real patient. I had to wait a long time for that,â€? Campbell said. â€œEverybody has a chance to get the ball in this offense, so you just have to get open.â€? In an offense featuring two of the nationâ€™s best receivers in Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey, itâ€™s not hard for some of the younger receivers like Campbell to get overlooked. The 6-foot-4, 213-pound Clermont, Fla., native knows there wonâ€™t be many chances heâ€™ll get to learn from players like Austin and Bailey, so for now, heâ€™s trying to soak up as much as he can from them. â€œTheyâ€™re playmakers, so I can learn from them every game and every practice,â€? Campbell said. â€œTheyâ€™re only two receivers, though, and we can have five receivers on the field, so thereâ€™s
still going to be a chance to get the ball. We just have to learn from them.â€? Campbell said heâ€™s been able to learn a lot from the two veteran receivers. As an inside receiver in the WVU offense, heâ€™s able to turn to Austin for tips on what he can do to get better at his position. When he was having troubles early on as a redshirt, he was able to turn to Bailey, another player who sat out for a year before seeing a lot of success when he got his chance. â€œI think heâ€™ll be very good as time goes on,â€? Bailey said. â€œThat whole year off, for me, I got to take advantage of trying to bulk up and add some muscle. â€œNow theyâ€™ve got guys like us to learn from and see how we work the offensive things like that, so I think that will be pretty good in the long run.â€? Seeing what Austin and Bailey have been able to do and seeing the potential he has in this offense has shown Campbell that he has a chance to be a playmaker in the future. â€œTheyâ€™re going to leave us their job, and weâ€™ll have to take advantage of it,â€? Campbell said. â€œIâ€™m just trying to have fun while theyâ€™re still here and keep learning from them so that, when they do leave, I can step up and take that spot.â€? For now, heâ€™ll take what he gets in this offense and wait for his time to shine. He got a good taste last weekend of what itâ€™s like to get to make plays, and now heâ€™s looking forward to making more. â€œI was more shocked that I was wide open; I knew I was going to catch it,â€? Campbell said. â€œIt was the best feeling. â€œIâ€™m always going to remember that moment, but Iâ€™m hoping that there will be way more to come.â€? email@example.com
Schoenle named Loweâ€™s Senior CLASS candidate by michael carvelli sports editor
West Virginia senior defender Eric Schoenle was named one of the 30 candidates for the 2012 Loweâ€™s Senior CL ASS Award Tuesday. The award is given each year to a senior studentathlete who makes notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. Schoenle is a third-year captain for the West Virginia menâ€™s soccer team and has started 65 matches during his career. He has scored 10 goals and has five assists in his career, and he earned third-team NSCAA allAmerican and secondteam all-Big East Conference honors as a junior. The Yardley, Pa., native scored his first two goals of the season against Oakland and American. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Loweâ€™s Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. Loweâ€™s will announce the winner of the award during the 2012 NCAA College Cup, which will be held Dec. 7 and 9 in Hoover, Ala. The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists
midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, Division I menâ€™s
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Redshirt freshman Dante Campbell, right, celebrates with senior quarterback Geno Smith after scoring his first career touchdown in Saturdayâ€™s win against James Madison.
coaches and fans, who will select one finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Câ€™s: community, classroom, character and
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Wednesday September 19, 2012
Holgorsen, WVU look to start fast vs. Maryland
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The No. 7 West Virginia football team will take on Maryland this weekend. The Mountaineers are coming off a 42-12 win against James Madison last week.
By Nick Arthur
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Fresh off an impressive victory against FCS foe James Madison over the weekend in the nation’s capital, head coach Dana Holgorsen and the No. 7 West Virginia football team have their eyes set on Maryland. The Terrapins will bring a 2-1 record to Milan Puskar Stadium Saturday at noon and are looking to pull off the upset, despite being a four-touchdown underdog. “We have a good, quality team coming to Morgantown on Saturday,” Hol-
gorsen said in his weekly press conference. “They’re 2-1, led by their defense. They have a lot of experienced guys on their defense, much like we have on offense. Much like we are on defense, they have a lot of young kids trying to figure out a new scheme (on offense), and they’ll continue to get better.” This will be the first time this season the Mountaineers will only have a week to prepare for an opponent. “I’m excited about this week and getting into a routine,” Holgorsen said. “We had plenty of time to prepare for Marshall and
plenty of time to prepare for James Madison, so it’s good to get into a routine that we’re going to be in for the majority of the season.” West Virginia defeated Maryland a year ago in College Park 37-31. The Mountaineers jumped out to an 27-10 halftime advantage but had to hold off a late push by the Terps. Holgorsen is hoping his team can both start fast and finish strong in the 2012 matchup. “We started fast against Maryland last year. We hit the field and started fast, and it’ll be something we talk about all this week,” he
said. “We’ve talked about it the prior two weeks; we’ve done a good job of starting fast. We need to start faster in the second half, and we need to finish people.” Mountaineer senior quarterback Geno Smith threw for nearly 400 yards in the 2011 game and has had two very impressive performances to start this season. Smith has nine passing touchdowns to just nine incompletions, and has a completion percentage just less than 90 percent. But his head coach has been impressed with one particular statistic.
“Completion percentage is awesome and throwing touchdowns is awesome. Taking care of the football is more important than those two stats, and he’s perfect on turnovers,” Holgorsen said. “He hasn’t thrown an interception. He’s doing a good job of taking care of the ball, and I credit our receivers as well, as far as getting open and making catches.” With Pittsburgh already off the schedule and Marshall set to join them in 2013, one could argue Maryland is the last remaining rival on the Mountaineers’ schedule in future
years. Even though this is only Holgorsen’s second year as head coach, he is already aware of the importance of this matchup. “This series is one of the few remaining rival games because it is a neighboring state, and we have a history with them. This isn’t the last time we’re going to play; we’re going to continue to play,” Holgorsen said. “It’s going to mean a lot to a lot of different people for a lot of different reasons. From a regional standpoint, it’s very important.” email@example.com
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West Virginia sophomore forward Kate Schwindel was named the ECAC and Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week this week. competition.
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Lin begins workouts with Rockets HOUSTON (AP) — Jeremy Lin is finally getting his own bed. The 6-foot-3 point guard, who became an international phenomenon during one dazzling month with the Knicks last season, went through his first workout with the Houston Rockets on Tuesday. Naturally, he drew a horde of media to the Toyota Center, evidence that Linsanity has plenty of life left in it. “I don’t know if I’m the face of the franchise just yet,” Lin said. “I think we’re a young team and we’re all going to buy in. The thing about us is it’s not going to be any one person that’s going to carry us to where we want to go, it’s going to be everybody. I think it’s so early on, I’m just trying to get to know the guys.” Lin was waived by the Rockets last December, then picked up by the Knicks. He was hesitant to buy a home and slept on teammate Landry Fields’ couch the night before his breakout game against New Jersey on Feb. 4. Lin signed a three-year, $25 million contract with Houston over the summer. He arrived on Monday – but first asked teammate Chandler Parsons if he could “crash” on his couch until he bought furniture. He finally feels secure enough to settle down. “I’ve got to get that bed in there, so I can sleep well tonight,” Lin said. The Rockets acquired Lin over the summer by outmaneuvering the Knicks in free agency. New York coach Mike Woodson said the team would match any offer to re-sign Lin and he would be the starter heading into training camp preceding this season. Lin originally signed a four-year, $28.8 million offer sheet with the Rockets, but the team revised its offer and made it three years and $25 million, with much of the guaranteed salary ear-
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marked for the third year. Th e e xt ra m o n e y would’ve pushed the Knicks over the luxury-tax threshold in 2014-15, so New York backed off. The Rockets held Lin’s introductory press conference on a stage on the practice floor at the Toyota Center to accommodate a huge media throng. Lin is American-born, but his maternal grandmother is from China and he has Taiwanese parents, so the event also drew a large contingent of Asian media. Lin toured Asia this summer, running a fourday basketball camp in Beijing and visiting Taiwan for the first time. He’s also had the chance over the past few months to catch his breath and reflect on his whirlwind rise to worldwide stardom. “Every once a while, I’ll take a look back and just be like, ‘I can’t believe this is happening,’” Lin said. “I had one of those moments this morning, in the training room, with the big Houston Rockets logo. It was just like, I was just appreciating the fact that I get to wake up and play basketball for a living. And even the whole NBA thing, yes Houston, (but) just (to) be able to play basketball for your job, like those are things I remind myself of every day.” The Rockets, meanwhile, were just happy to get Lin back after releasing him in training camp with Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic ahead of him on the roster. The Knicks claimed Lin off waivers two days after Christmas, and he was put at the end of their depth chart at point guard. Lin was briefly relegated to the developmental league, then recalled when Baron Davis postponed his return from a herniated disk in his back. That’s when Linsanity exploded. The undrafted free agent out of Harvard became the first player in league his-
tory to average 20 points and seven assists in his first five games. He scored 38 points against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers one night, then drained a game-winning 3-pointer against Toronto on another, and helped the Knicks rally for an eventual playoff berth. Lin seemed to be a perfect fit for Mike D’Antoni’s up-tempo system, but D’Antoni resigned in midMarch. Lin’s numbers dipped and the Knicks revealed on April 1 that Lin needed surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee and would miss six weeks. Lin recuperated in his native California and said Tuesday that he was back playing basketball within two months. He dunked for the first time since his surgery in July, continued to train and says he’s shed 10 pounds since last season. “I feel good, I feel healthy,” he said. “I feel lighter. I’m excited.” The Rockets, entirely rebuilt after a flurry of offseason moves, have their practice on Oct. 1. They’ll spend their first full week of training camp in Rio Grande Valley, home of their developmental league affiliate, and will play Oklahoma City there on Oct. 10. Lin met most of his new teammates for the first time on Tuesday. While Lin has had a most unusual NBA career already, he’s still only 24 and acknowledges that he still has a lot to learn. “Last year, I actually had a real season under my belt, where I got to play and see what works and doesn’t work,” he said. “Definitely, you want to lead by example, more so this year than last year, or the year before, coming in as a non-guaranteed guy. Now, there’s more stability, so I need to be more of a vocal leader and hopefully lead through work ethic and example.”
Bruce, Mountaineers turn focus to Maryland by cody schuler managing editor
Though many have categorized the steady play and solid contributions from redshirt freshman linebacker Isaiah Bruce as a surprise, there are some people who were expecting it. Isaiah Bruce is one of those people. “I’m not really surprised because this is what I was training for and expecting,” he said. “I’ve been expecting to do well, and I’ve done my job so far, so I just have to keep it up and do what I can to help this team win.” The Jacksonville, Fla., native appeared on Mountaineer fans’ radar screens after an impressive 16-tackle performance in week one against Marshall. Bruce said although the defense is playing well, there are still areas in which it needs to improve. “Last game, I think we could have had about 10 sacks,” he said. “We got to the quarterback, but he was a great scrambler. Regardless, we should have finished with a majority of those and our sack (total) should have been a lot higher.” Bruce thinks the defense needs to improve what he believes is its primary focus – force turnovers. “We definitely are trying to be a top team in turnovers,” he said. “We’re trying to average three a game. We’re a little behind right now; we’re shooting for five (against Maryland). I think we’ll do pretty well with that because we’re going to be attacking the ball.” Behind center for the Terrapins is true freshman Perry Hills, who became the team’s starting quarterback after redshirt junior C.J. Brown suffered a torn ACL. Despite Hills’ youthfulness, Bruce expects him to compete, but that doesn’t mean the Mountaineers won’t be able to rattle him in the process. “They see (Hills) as their starting quarterback, so he must be really good at what he does,” he said.
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Freshman linebacker Isaiah Bruce focuses on excitement and forcing turnovers heading into matchup against Maryland. “As long as we get pressure on him and make him react much quicker than he’s expected to, then I think the game should work out very well.” The majority of attention West Virginia has received has been a result of its offense – something Bruce hopes the defense can change. “We haven’t lived up to our standards, so I guess we can’t really ask for more (attention) than we have shown,” he said. “We should have more turnovers – our goal is three a game, and we haven’t really reached those standards yet, so we can’t really expect to just have so much credit and not doing what we, ourselves, put first.” With a diverse slate of opponents in the non-conference portion of the schedule, Bruce said the defense is getting a lot of looks at different styles of play, something that will benefit the team as it moves forward.
“(The schedule) prepares us for a lot of different things,” he said. “The last quarterback, he was a scrambler. He was not easy to tackle. It definitely helped us control our feet and try and get to the ball (better).” Heading into Saturday’s game, Bruce said the defense will try to improve with what it learned during the James Madison game – play excited and play hard. “In the last game, (James Madison) had a couple of plays where they got into the red zone, (and) we had our backs to the wall. And then once we get those stops and got the turnover on fourth down, everybody was just excited,” he said. “We just continued to play better after that. I think we just have to continue to play excited and keep running to the ball.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Young out of the game and out of money DALLAS (AP) — Six years after entering the NFL as the third player taken in the draft, Vince Young finds himself without a team and with just a fraction of the money he received from a contract that guaranteed him $26 million. The question is, where did it all go? In an increasingly caustic war of words, attorneys have been arguing for months over whether Young is an out-of-control spender who put himself deeply in the hole or simply a victim of inexperienced advisers, one of whom was his own uncle. Either way, the quarterback whose future seemed unlimited after he led Texas to a Rose Bowl victory in 2006 is now back home in Houston and in a tenuous financial condition. “I would just say that Vince needs a job,” said Trey Dolezal, Young’s attorney, when asked to give a general assessment of his client’s finances. Young was cut by the Buffalo Bills, his third NFL team, in August. He was trying to make the Bills as a backup, the same role he filled with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011. The fall has been a dizzying one for the player who twice made the Pro Bowl with the Tennessee Titans. Young sent out a tweet thanking the Bills and their fans after he was released but hasn’t spoken to the media since. He declined a request to be interviewed for this story. Even in pro sports, where tales of squandered wealth abound, Young’s plight is “pretty dramatic,” said Kenneth Shropshire, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business who has written and lectured extensively on the business of sports.
“You’d think it would be hard to blow that much money,” Shropshire said. Young is suing his former agent, Major Adams, and a North Carolina financial planner, Ronnie Peoples, alleging that they misappropriated $5.5 million. In some instances, the pair forged his signature or impersonated him on the phone or in emails, according to the lawsuit, filed in Houston in June. The suit was filed five days after a New York lender notified Young that a loan of nearly $1.9 million obtained in his name during the NFL lockout in 2011 was in default. Young is now seeking to stop the lender, Pro Player Funding LLC, from enforcing a judgment of nearly $1.7 million, claiming he wasn’t involved in obtaining the loan and that the proceeds went to Adams and Peoples. “They conspired to take Vince’s money,” Dolezal said. “It’s that simple.” Young was the first client of a company, (hash)1 Next Level Sports and Entertainment Inc., formed by Adams, a Houston criminal defense attorney, and the quarterback’s uncle, Keith Young, a former middle school teacher. Young’s problem was “he was just very young ... and allowing these people to have too much control over his life and his name,” Dolezal said. That notion is vigorously disputed by attorneys for Adams and Peoples, who say Young has nobody to blame but himself. “This is a person scrambling helplessly and pointing in all directions to blame others to get out of debt,” said Charles Peckham, Adams’ attorney. Adams twice wrote checks to himself from Young’s accounts, but both times were out of necessity, including
once when the agent was required to use personal funds to charter a plane for the quarterback after he missed a team flight, Peckham said. Peoples has filed a countersuit in which he castigates Young for allowing his uncle to serve as his business manager despite having no expertise in that field. Peoples claims in the countersuit that every decision he made was approved by Keith Young. And he calls Vince Young’s unwillingness to accept responsibility “a common occurrence ... as (former Titans coach) Jeff Fisher, (Texas coach) Mack Brown, numerous NFL executives, coaches, teammates, scouts, girlfriends and illegitimate children will attest.” Peoples’ attorney, David Chaumette, said he has documents to support the strongly-worded filing. “You’ll find there was a lot of money being spent in a bunch of different directions,” Chaumette said. A working phone number for Keith Young could not be located. Court records do not show that he has an attorney. According to public records, Vince Young was one of at least 10 NFL players who turned to Pro Player Funding for cash during the lockout. Loan documents show he borrowed the $1.9 million at 20 percent interest, with $619,122 in interest paid up front, and agreed that a judgment could be entered if he missed a payment. Young authorized $1 million in payments to Pro Player directly from his Eagles salary during the 2011 season, and his accountant was working this year to have a similar arrangement with the Bills, according to court records. However, when a payment due in May was never made, the loan went into default.