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Thursday March 22, 2012
Volume 125, Issue 128
WVU officials respond to viral video by mackenzie mays city editor
West Virginia University administration is cracking down on students involved in the unlawful actions captured on the “I’m Shmacked” viral video released Tuesday night. President James P. Clements said the University will take “swift and decisive disciplinary measures.” “The vast majority of students, alums and employ-
ees take great pride in WVU and in the city of Morgantown. The actions of some of our students over the past weekend were both inexcusable and an embarrassment,” Clements said. “As a university community, we will not tolerate that kind of unlawful behavior.” Over the course of St. Patrick’s Day weekend, 36 malicious fires were set, and Morgantown police issued four controlled substance vio-
lations, four DUIs, four underage possessions, 41 open container and public consumption citations, 30 underage consumptions and four nuisance parties. “I commend the local police and fire officials for their work to control the situation this weekend,” Clements said. “The University’s long-standing and successful partnership with the city is a point of pride and a marker of success. WVU will continue to collabo-
rate with the community partners to promote respect for the city we all call home.” The Office of Student Conduct will review the video produced by “I’m Shmacked,” a company that documents parties at campuses across the country, in addition to YouTube videos capturing a riot on Grant Avenue, to identify students involved, which could lead to suspensions, expulsions and fines, said WVU Vice President for Student Af-
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fairs Ken Gray. “There are going to be consequences,” Gray said. “Rest assured, once we get the names and are able to determine who is involved, cases will be evaluated.” While city officials and law enforcement urged University administration to enforce harsher punishment on students at a Morgantown City Council meeting Tuesday, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Communications
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WVU Student Affairs holds ceremony to honor 14 retiring employees by jessica lear staff writer
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The audience applauds a co-worker at WVU’s retirement ceremony Wednesday in E. Moore Hall.
Faculty and staff of the West Virginia University Student Affairs department honored 14 retiring employees from the division Wednesday. The retirees honored at the event have either retired from or are planning to retire from the Student Affairs division at WVU between Jan. 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. “We’re doing this event because we really feel that they did a lot for the Student Affairs division and a lot for the students,” said Barbara Copenhaver-Bailey, assistant vice president of Student Affairs. “We think it’s important to let them know we appreciate it and find their contributions really important to the department and the University.” The honorees included a diverse group of employees across many of the major departments of Student Affairs. “In this group we have people from The DA, dining services, career services, admission – all over the spectrum of the division,” CopenhaverBailey said. “They have all served in positions that
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Nobel Prize winner talks origins of the universe by lacey palmer staff writer
Some people gaze into the night sky and marvel at the mysteries of the universe – others try to explain them. John Mather, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics in 2006, visited West Virginia University Wednesday to present a lecture on the origin and mysteries of the known universe entitled “History of the Universe from the Beginning to the End.” Mather said there were many unanswered questions about the universe, galaxies, black holes, stars, and many other things in 1985 when his research started, so he and his colleagues had to prove to
Congress the importance of answering these questions. “We’re here because the universe is unstable. Gravitation is a long-range force, and sometimes there is enough gravity to stop something from expanding,” Mather said. Mather has also served as a project scientist for NASA’s Cosmic Background Explorer satellite, which was in orbit from 1989-94. He received his Nobel Prize in Physics along with George F. Smoot for their analysis of data and understanding of the Big Bang through use of the CBE satellite. The CBE measured the spectrum of heat radiation from the Big Bang, discovered hot and cold spots in the radiation,
which are related to the gravitational field in the early universe and searched for the first objects that formed after the explosion. Mather works out of the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland where he headed the original CBE mission. He is presently working as Senior Project Scientist and Chair of the Science Working Group of the James Webb Space Telescope Mission, NASA’s current mission to create the next telescope in space. The JWST is expected to launch in 2018. It will measure infrared light because light from the first galaxies is red – shifted from the visible into the infrared.
Mather is also on the SAFIR, SPECS, GEST, and WISE missions. Mather has received many additional awards in physics, including the John C. Lindsay Memorial Award, National Air and Space Museum Trophy, AIAA Space Science Award, Aviation Week and Space Technology Laurels for Space/Missiles, Dannie Heinemann Prize for Astrophysics, Rumford Prize and the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics. Provost Michele Wheatly said she was ecstatic to have the audience filled to capacity for a physics lecture right before Spring Break, especially
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SGA amends code to benefit future members by kelsey montgomery
WVU Vice President for Student Affairs Ken Gray thanks employees during Wednesday’s event.
Sabrina Cave said WVU is not taking the situation lightly. “We do take this very seriously – we don’t just slap students on the wrists. As soon as we receive police reports, we immediately schedule meetings with students to meet with the Student Conduct Board,” she said. “Students were in the office all morning long.” No students have been
The West Virginia University Student Government Association voted Wednesday to allow future members of the organization more freedom when it comes to elections. The Board of Governors voted unanimously to amend its constitution to allow future SGA members to begin elections whenever they feel necessary instead of requiring candidates to run in April, as it’s been in the past. Constitutional amendment 2012-01 was proposed by governors Ryan Campione, Allison Rollins and Ray Zane and is an effect of January’s amendment to the Election Code which removed the word “April” as well. “I think it would be best for future SGA members in the upcoming years to be able to have this constitution amended now, so they can campaign at what ever time is best fit for them,” Campione said. “This way, they
will not have to go through an amendment every year.” The amendment will be included in the upcoming SGA election ballot to be voted upon by the student body. If the student body votes in favor, the amendment will take immediate effect. President Jason Bailey announced he and other members have teamed up with the SGA of Potomac State University to share ideas. “It’s the first time in their (Potomac State’s) knowledge and in mine that our two governments have collaborated,” he said. “It’s nice to have the whole umbrella of WVU to work together to make changes.” Bailey said he has also been working to improve public transportation issues that students struggle with and has plans to extend bus schedule hours. “We are working to make formal recommendations to
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Professor wins statewide faculty merit award by mike atkinson staff writer
West Virginia University professor Marcello Napolitano has been named the 2011 professor of the year by the West Virginia Faculty Merit Foundation to recognize outstanding teaching. Napolitano, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at WVU, said he was surprised by the recognition. “I was speechless. I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “It felt great, deep inside. I needed time to digest it before I could speak about it. I’m proud – proud of myself, my students, and WVU.” Napolitano graduated with an M.S. from the University of Naples, Italy, in 1985. He earned a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in 1989
and began teaching at WVU in 1999. Jacky Prucz, a member of the nominating committee, said Napolitano was the only professor nominated by WVU last year. “Napolitano is an outstanding teacher with a consistent record. This is not his first award. He has received teaching awards from the Engineering school and the WVU Foundation,” Prucz said. “It is a great recognition of his teaching. We are all very proud of him. We’re glad he won this award, and we plan to nominate him for the national award as well.” The Faculty Merit Foundation, a group of outstanding faculty throughout West Virginia, presented Napolitano with the award March 13 during a banquet held in the Great Hall of the Culture
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Gasline leak causes closure A high-pressure gas line break near the West Virginia University Healthcare Chestnut Ridge Center and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health briefly closed access roads in the immediate area Wednesday, according to University officials. WVU Police said workers cut the two-inch line while
they were working to correct a drainage problem along the intersection of service roads near the buildings. No injuries were reported, and no evacuations were required. The gas was quickly cut off and the roads were reopened after about a 20-minute closure. —lan
BUILT FORD TOUGH WVU freshman quarterback Ford Childress is adjusting to the college game in his first spring in college. SPORTS PAGE 8
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VP of InterContinental Hotel Group visits B&E by joann snoderly correspondent
The West Virginia University College of Business & Economics continued its B&E at 60 Lecture Series Wednesday by welcoming Lara Hernandez, InterContinental Hotel Group’s vice president of distribution and relationship marketing for the Americas. Hernandez earned her bachelor’s degree from WVU in 1996. Her career in the hotel business began while she was a college student as a front desk clerk at a Holiday Inn once located near the WVU Coliseum. She now oversees strategy, stakeholder relationships, and
develops opportunities in key and emerging markets with a focus on team development and management. Hernandez said passion and leadership are the most important qualities driving her own career, and it was her passion for her career in hospitality that led her superiors to promote her within the business even though she may not have yet had the required technical knowledge. “That is what you want in your career,” she said. “Absolutely the technical understanding, but if you have the passion, the will, the desire and the dedication, that can overcome so many things that
you need to learn along the way around the technical skills.” Hernandez said her strength in leadership was the key to her success within the roles she has filled. “I learned that I didn’t have to know everything that the most technical people in the room knew,” she said. “What I had to do was be a leader, to get the right answers, motivate people and make sure that I was doing my part so that, as a team, we could succeed.” Rick Patton, a senior marketing student, said he took the lessons Hernandez provided to heart. “It was motivational,” Patton said. “It made me think
about what I am doing. You’ve got to love what you are wanting to do if you are going to succeed.” Jessica Da Cunha, a finance student who has worked in hotels, said she could identify with Hernandez’s message. Although she does not wish to pursue a career in the hotel industry, she said the lessons learned in that industry would be helpful in future business interactions. “I really like the relationship that we have in the hotel industry with the client,” she said. “That relationship is important.” email@example.com
‘Science on Tap’ discusses future of nanomaterials by bryan bumgardner staff writer
West Virginia University graduate Valerie Minarchick gave a presentation on “nanomaterials,” tiny manmade materials that can be found in everything from sunscreen to cancer medications, Wednesday during a “Science on Tap” lecture at Mountain State Brewing Company. Most nanomaterials are smaller than the width of a human hair, and many are only molecules wide, she said. “The circuitry that allows your smartphone to work all depends on these nanomate-
Continued from page 1 expelled or suspended at this time due to actions over the weekend – it’s a process, Cave said. “There’s no gray area here. If you’re standing directly in front of a fire on the video, we can’t accuse you of starting it unless you’re seen striking the match. There’s a fine line,” she said. “We’re not the lawmakers; we can’t just put students in jail. The law is the law, and we make sure we enforce that, but we can’t overstep those boundaries.” University administration will meet with city officials
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Center in Charleston. Napolitano said he was honored to be nominated for the award, but he hadn’t expected to win. “Every finalist was extremely qualified. I thought everyone was equally deserving,” Napolitano said. “It was great to be there. I was just enjoying the night, and it was quite a big surprise to hear my name called.” He said his experience
rials,” Minarchick said. Nanomaterials have been used in consumer products and in healthcare industries. Minarchick is studying the effects of certain nanochemicals on the human body. Some reactions aren’t understood by researchers, and this is the focus of Minarchick’s work. “I want to know why these things are happening, so we can make these machines safer and more efficient,” she said. Some nanomaterials are used in treating cancer tumors, others for cleaning up oceanic oil spills. Nanomate-
rials can also be used to fight free radicals, diseases and other contaminants in the human body, and Minarchick said in the future, nanomaterials will have applications in hundreds of industries. “The potentials of nanoparticles are unlimited. If you can think of a problem, nanoparticles can probably be applied in some way to fix it,” she said. Beatriz Vianna, graduate student and co-founder of Science on Tap, said the event is designed to spread awareness about science. “There is a huge disconnect between science and society,” she said.
She said science is a crucial part of our society, which should be discussed and understood by everyone in order to better understand and utilize scientific principles. “This is a big deal, because everything in our lives revolves around science,” she said. “Science on Tap” exists to bring science to the public in a way that makes it accessible. “We hope to show people that science is approachable, and we try to eliminate the ‘nerd’ stereotypes around it,” she said.
Wednesday to further discuss how to handle the St. Patrick’s Day weekend events. “It’s not a WVU issue, it’s not a city issue, it’s not a student issue – you can’t point fingers, because it’s not one person’s problem. We need to approach it as a team,” Cave said. “Hopefully, we’ll get some of these issues out on the table and can examine ways for us to continue to advance our communication.” WVU students weren’t the only individuals involved in the rowdy behavior, though. Several thousand students from other schools traveled to Morgantown during their Spring Break to join the holiday party, according to Police
Chief Ed Preston. One of the fires set was surrounded by Penn State students, while a house party involved mostly students from the University of Maryland. Sunnyside Up, a campus neighborhood revitalization organization, works to combat issues such as malicious fires and destruction in the area. “The events of last weekend certainly added to the problem, but it wasn’t the sole cause of it. This is what we encounter on a daily basis,” said Sunnyside Up Executive Director Jim Hunt. “No cameramen or people associated with the crew set anything on fire. It was done by
people here, and it certainly gives the student body a very poor image.” The organization recently lost $25,000 of its funding from the city, and since WVU matches the funds the city gives out, it means an even bigger loss for the program. “We want to continue to educate the residents of the neighborhood, which is predominantly students, about what’s acceptable, what’s not and the responsibilities of being a citizen,” Hunt said. “We are hopeful that the city will take a hard look, and at some point in the budget year restore some of that funding.”
working at the University and the students he has taught were contributing factors in his recognition. “It is a great recognition. I feel extremely fortunate,” he said. “It’s still settling in. I’d like to celebrate with every student I’ve had over the years. It takes two to tango. It’s my responsibility to teach, but teaching is like delivering a package of content, matter and delivery. Make sure you know when your package arrives.” Napolitano said he couldn’t speculate why he was chosen. “All of the finalists had the
credentials. I really work hard to provide the best learning opportunity for my students. I am very demanding. I give a lot, and I expect students to give a lot as well,” he said. Prucz said Napolitano’s teaching style reflects positively on the Statler College and the University. “He is passionate about what he does. He is very demanding,” she said. “Students in his classes have to work hard, but he knows how to motivate students to work hard.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thursday March 22, 2012
Morgantown PD investigate Rail Trail stabbing The Morgantown Police Department is currently investigating a stabbing, which occurred Sunday along the Rail Trail between the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Office and 84 Lumber. At approximately 4 a.m. Sunday, officers received a report from Monongalia General Hospital. A victim had been treated, who entered the hospital for a stab wound that occurred at approximately 1 p.m. Saturday. The victim was later transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital for treatment, but due to his state of intoxication was unable to provide officers or medical personnel any information regarding his wounds. Officers returned to Ruby Memorial Hospital to follow up on the investigation Monday and spoke to victim Jimmy Stephenson, 38, who
Continued from page 1 the official WVU Parking and Transportation Advisory Board Friday morning,” Bailey said. Bailey submitted a column to The Daily Athenaeum concerning the antics of St. Patrick’s Day weekend and shared it at the meeting. “One of the proudest moments of my career as an undergraduate student here at WVU came earlier this year in Miami, Fla.,” Bailey said. “One of the most embarrassing moments of my undergraduate career came Tuesday night when I saw students’ positive reactions to the video and the actions behind it.” In addition, Tyler George, director of Neighborhood Associ-
reported that Sunday at approximately 7 p.m. he was walking along the trail and confronted an individual urinating on a bush. The confrontation led to a physical altercation, during which the suspect produced a pocket knife and stabbed him. Stephenson said he was knocked unconscious during the incident. The suspect is described as approximately 6-foot-2, weighing approximately 230 pounds. He was described as having large freckles on his face and a goatee approximately 2” in length, wearing ragged jeans and a dirty thermal top. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Morgantown Police Department Detectives Unit at 304-284-7454. — lan
ations, announced a volunteer opportunity for those who are staying in Morgantown during Spring Break. The Special Olympics basketball tournament needs volunteers to serve food and assist the staff. Vice Chair Rollins spoke about the “Rock the Vote” election awareness campaign which will begin today as SGA members promote the cause with T-shirts and other merchandise. “It’s a great way to engage a freshman or a student who could make a difference with a vote,” Rollins said. “This awareness campaign will help serve as a branding image of the SGA and will help future administrations.” email@example.com
to have Mather in our company this evening, and this Continued from page 1 is the kind of person that young people should aspire with the beautiful weather. to model.” “I’m thrilled that you’ve To learn more about the all given up your evening JWST project, visit www.jwst. to come out and experience nasa.gov. this lecture,” Wheatly said. “We’re completely honored firstname.lastname@example.org
Continued from page 1 supported students and provided support to students services.” Copenhaver-Bailey said having employees like the retirees honored at the event are what makes the WVU Student Affairs division so successful in helping students throughout their academic careers. “Student Affairs provides the support for the students for a lot of what happens outside of the classroom,” she said. “We try to help them grow in other ways besides academics, though we do provide academic support. We also try to help them get involved in other things like developing interests or community service.” Wednesday’s honorary event was the first time Student Affairs held a reception to honor retiring employees of all departments within the division. “In the past, departments within Student Affairs have done their own event, but some departments are bigger than others so some parties were bigger,” she said. “While we still encourage them to do something in their department, we also wanted to do something for everyone that retired in Student Affairs and invite their families.” Copenhaver-Bailey said she hopes this year’s inaugural reception will help urge Student Affairs to begin to hold the event every year. “Being the first time we’ve done this, we were worried maybe people wouldn’t realize what the event was about, and we’re really hoping that it becomes a bigger event
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Barbara Willkins accepts her honor of achievement WVU’s Student Affairs Retirement Reception Wednesday. and future retirees plan with their families to be here, and it can be looked at as a major event in Student Affairs,”she said. Retirees, along with their families and fellow Student Affairs staff members, were first given a formal reception where refreshments were served. This was followed by a speech from Vice President of Student Affairs Ken Gray who spoke about the importance of the contribution the retirees have made to the division and the University. Seven of the 14 retiring Student Affairs staff members were in attendance. All of them were recognized for their services and given a personal token of
the division’s appreciation of their hard work, CopenhaverBailey said. The 14 retirees honored at Wednesday’s event were: Linda Adams, Maxine Ash, Kenton Colvin, Susan Cook, Sandra Dalton, Sallie Jo Mason, Barbara Wilkins, Betty Howell, Marion Kostka, John Vanin, Lynmarie Kuntz, John Patteson, Linda Rogers and Linda Shaw. They represent the departments of Admissions and Records, Dining Services, Financial Aid, the Career Services Center, The Daily Athenaeum, Housing, WELLWVU, the Mountaineer Adventure Program and Judicial Affairs. email@example.com
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US stocks mixed Wednesday; investors sour on HP plan (AP) — U.S. stocks were mixed Wednesday, continuing a bumpy week on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 16 points, or 0.1 percent, to 13,154 as of 3:45 p.m. It had been up 20 shortly after the opening bell. The Dow had its biggest loss in two weeks on Tuesday, falling 69 points. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose one point to 1,406, and the Nasdaq composite rose 13 points to 3,087. Hewlett-Packard led the Dow lower, sliding 2 percent after saying it would combine its printer and PC divisions to save money and improve efficiency. H-P is coping with declining sales of PCs and printer ink as smartphones, tablets and electronic document-sharing gain popularity. Earlier Wednesday, the National Association of Realtors released a mixed report about the state of the housing market. Sales of previously occupied homes dipped last month, but the sales pace for the winter was the best in five years, NAR said. Housing has been dragging on the economic recovery; an oversupply of homes
has decimated construction and other trades in many parts of the country. Without strongly positive or negative news to move the market, stocks meandered sideways for most of the day. John Manley, chief equity strategist for Wells Fargo Advantage Funds, said the lack of market-moving events is generally good for stocks. Traders are increasingly confident that the risks hanging over the market from Europe, oil prices and China will blow over, he said. “If it hasn’t happened today, that means it might not happen tomorrow,” Manley said. “My guess is, no news means a slight upward bias to the market.” The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.30 percent from 2.36 percent late Tuesday. Gold and crude oil prices rose slightly. Stocks closed lower on Tuesday after two reports suggested an economic slowdown in China. Supercharged economic growth in China over the past three years has helped sustain the global economic recovery. The Dow had its biggest loss since March 6.
The Dow is still up 1.6 percent this month and 7.7 percent so far this year. Other indexes are up even more in the year to date: The S&P 500 is up 11.9 percent, the technology-focused Nasdaq composite 18.5 percent. In a research report Wednesday, Goldman Sachs analysts urged investors to dump bonds and put money into stocks. The report argues that the weak economic growth in the United States and Europe is not universal, and that the 2010s could be the strongest period for world growth between 1980 and 2050. It also argues that, while Japan’s two decades of economic stagnation in the 1990s and 2000s are a tempting comparison to what the U.S. and Europe face today, Japanese stocks were far more overvalued before Japan entered its decline. “We think it’s time to say a ‘long goodbye’ to bonds, and embrace the ‘long good buy’ for equities as we expect them to embark on an upward trend over the next few Traders David O’Day, left, and Neil Catania confer on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. years,” the report says.
Gary Pruitt to become new president and CEO of The AP W.Va. gov vetoes $13M from new $11B budget
NEW YORK – The Associated Press today named Gary Pruitt as its new president and CEO. Pruitt, currently chairman, president and CEO of The McClatchy Co., will join AP in July. He succeeds retiring AP President and CEO Tom Curley to become the 13th leader of AP in its 166-year history. “In Gary, we have chosen a seasoned and worthy successor to Tom Curley to continue AP’s transition to a digital news company,” said Dean Singleton, outgoing chairman of the AP Board of Directors and chairman of MediaNews Group Inc. “Gary has deep experience in the changing world of the news industry, an acute business sense and an overriding understanding of and commitment to AP’s news mission. His background as a First Amendment lawyer is a handin-glove fit with AP’s long leadership role in fighting for open government and freedom of information. And, he knows AP well.” “The Associated Press is the most important news organization in the world and an essential force in democracy,” said Pruitt. “Tom Curley has made AP an industry leader in looking for new ways to grow in this digital era. AP’s work on digital platforms, e-commerce models and making video fully accessible opens doors for new
audiences for AP as well as AP print and broadcast members and customers. I’m honored to play a role in AP’s next phase of growth and innovation.” Pruitt, 54, has served on the AP Board of Directors for nine years, including a period as vice chairman. He has worked for McClatchy for 28 years, being named president in 1995, CEO in 1996 and chairman in 2001. “Gary’s experience spans a wide range of media, from print to digital, but he also has been closely involved in successful media advertising efforts and technology partnerships that play such a crucial role in the news industry today,” said Mary Junck, AP’s incoming chairman, who headed the search committee and is chairman and CEO of Lee Enterprises. “His commitment to high-quality news content mirrors AP’s values of accuracy, fairness and independence.” The third-largest newspaper company in the United States, McClatchy owns 30 daily newspapers with a combined circulation of 2.0 million daily and 2.8 million on Sundays. Annual company revenues were $1.3 billion in 2011. More than 20 percent of the company’s advertising revenue – nearly $200 million – comes from digital advertising. Under Pruitt’s leadership, McClatchy took on
ownership stakes in key classified advertising companies such as CareerBuilder.com, the nation’s largest online jobs site; the popular auto website Cars.com; and the rental site Apartments.com. It has agreements with Google and Yahoo, as does AP. McClatchy is recognized for the value it places on news coverage and quality news content. McClatchy papers have won 52 Pulitzer Prizes over their histories, 13 of them the prestigious Gold Medal for Public Service. In 2009, The Miami Herald won a Pulitzer for breaking news photography for coverage of storms that caused a humanitarian crisis in Haiti. Like AP, McClatchy delivers its news content across an array of platforms, including newspapers, leading local websites, smartphones, tablets, e-readers, both paid and free mobile apps and niche publications. “Gary and I have worked closely together for the last nine years,” said Curley, who will step down in August after a brief period of overlap with Pruitt. “He is a strong decisionmaker and experienced leader with excellent management skills. Gary has demonstrated profound admiration for AP’s staff and is deeply committed to upholding AP’s values and its global role as the definitive source for trusted news.”
Pruitt graduated from the University of Florida and attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his master’s degree in public policy and his law degree from U.C. Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law in 1982. In his first position after graduation, he practiced First Amendment, libel and public access work at the Miami law firm Paul & Thompson. He served as general counsel for McClatchy from 1984 to 1991, and was key in taking the company public in 1988. It is now traded on the New York Stock Exchange. In 1990 he was named assistant to the president of The Sacramento Bee, and from 1991 to 1994 was publisher of The Fresno Bee, where he also oversaw the bilingual newspaper, Vida en el Valle. As vice president of operations and technology for McClatchy, he oversaw the corporate legal department and directed McClatchy’s online strategy. Pruitt is a former chair of the Newspaper Association of America. Among his awards and honors, he has won the Isaiah Thomas Award for outstanding contributions to the newspaper industry, from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He and his wife, Abby, have two daughters.
Pres. Obama, GOP vie for upper hand on energy issues MALJAMAR, N.M. (AP) — Wooing a nation of increasingly angry motorists, President Barack Obama and his Republican rivals are all plunging into gas-pump politics, seeking the upper hand as energy becomes a driving issue in the election campaign. The president is defending his energy agenda this week, traveling Wednesday to a solar panel plant in Nevada and oil and gas fields in New Mexico and the site of a future oil pipeline in Oklahoma that the White House is promising to accelerate. At the same time, GOP opponents from front-runner Mitt Romney on down are vigorously accusing him of stifling domestic production and betting on foolhardy alternative energy methods over traditional oil drilling. With gasoline reaching $3.86 a gallon in the U.S. and apparently heading higher, the public is impatient for Obama – or someone in his place – to do something about it. In truth, a president has little direct control over gas prices, which have risen more than 50 cents a gallon since January in response to a standoff over Iran’s nuclear program that has threatened to disrupt Middle East oil supplies. Well aware of Republicans’ criticism, Obama’s advisers argue that voters take a sophisticated view toward energy and think about it as a problem demanding long-term answers. They know that talk about future solutions may not satisfy people as they endure high prices, but they’re betting that voters will side with the candidate they trust the most to deal with the issue – and they’re determined that that will be Obama. “We’re drilling all over the place,” Obama said in Malja-
mar, N.M., in a field dotted with oil rigs. Polls show less certainty about it all. One survey this month by CBS News and The New York Times found that 54 percent of Americans felt the price of gasoline was something a president could do a lot about while 36 percent said it was beyond his control. And a recent Washington Post/ABC poll found 50 percent thought the Obama administration could reasonably do something to bring down gas prices, while 45 percent felt the recent rapid rise has been beyond White House control. Obama has repeatedly argued that drilling for new oil alone will not solve the nation’s energy woes or reduce gas prices. He accuses Republicans of claiming they can “wave a magic wand” to return to the days of cheap gas, and on Wednesday, he mocked them for having a “lack of imagination” about alternative energy. “You’d think that everybody would be supportive of solar power,” Obama said from the Copper Mountain Solar 1 facility in Nevada, the largest plant of its kind in the country, with nearly 1 million solar panels. “And yet if some politicians had their way, there won’t be any more public investment in solar energy. There won’t be as many new jobs.” Obama carried three of the four states on this week’s itinerary – Oklahoma is one of the safest Republican states in the nation – but all four elected Republican governors in 2010. Two of the governors, Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Susana Martinez of New Mexico, have been floated as potential vice presidential choices this year. Obama was making his first visit to Oklahoma as president
He has been hurt by his administration’s decision to pump millions into California solar company Solyndra before it collapsed. And he’s been repeatedly criticized by Republican presidential candidates for blocking the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil from western Canada to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast. The mere mention of Solyndra and Keystone generate instant reactions at Republican rallies. Romney has blamed Obama for rising gasoline prices and urged the president to fire Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, calling them the “gas hike trio.” Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has adopted $2.50 gasoline as a central tenet of his struggling campaign, criticizing Obama for holding up the pipeline project and mocking him as “President Algae” for highlighting research into developing oil and gas from algae. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, meanwhile, regularly notes his grandfather’s work as a coal miner. And he detoured his campaign to tour oil fields in North Dakota recently,
labeling himself the only ardent supporter of oil drilling. “Instead of paying two-digit dollars you’re now paying three digits,” Santorum said in Illinois. “When you see that zero come up, when it gets into the $100 range, when you see that zero, think of ‘O’ for Obama because that’s why you’re paying that extra amount of money.” On Wednesday, Santorum campaigned at a company in Harvey, La., that services oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. He pressed the administration to open more federal lands for leases that he says would both generate revenue for the government and boost U.S. oil production. “Here’s an opportunity for us in this country to do something about it: increasing jobs, lowering energy prices, decreasing the deficit, all of the things you would think he president of the United States would be for,” Santorum said. On Thursday, Obama will use Cushing, Okla., as a backdrop to highlight the decision by Calgary-based TransCanada to build a portion of the Keystone pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas. The 485-mile line from Cushing to Port Arthur, Texas, doesn’t require presidential approval because the pipeline does not cross a U.S. border.
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Wednesday’s veto message also applied cuts of $250,000 each to three different areas of the budget. The cuts reduced funding for Health Right clinics to $4.7 million, rape crisis programs to $250,000 and expenses at the Development Office to $3.1 million. The last line-item veto cuts money budgeted for the “One Voice” drug abuse program to $100,000. Tomblin wrote that this program should be considered by the Governor’s Advisory Council on Substance Abuse. Tomblin also reduced funding for a slated “Healthy Choices” television program for children by $150,000, to $100,000. The TV program is to be produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the state’s School of Osteopathic Medicine. The governor wrote that the funding would have strained resources now dedicated to existing culture and history programs. Other line-item vetoes delete a Higher Education Grant fund transfer that wasn’t in the budget, language that would have earmarked Development Office funds for administrative purposes and a provision that Tomblin said would have changed the intent of funding meant for nationally certified teachers. Tomblin also deleted language that he said mislabeled the source of funding for the Comprehensive Substance Abuse Strategic Action Plan. Several of the 15 objections invoked economic uncertainty nationally to conclude the state must keep permanent budget increases to a minimum.
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Mine safety should continue to progress The coal industry is crucial to West Virginia’s economy. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, coal supplies more than half of our nation’s electricity. Coal has been West Virginia’s number one export for more years than most want to count, and it is truly embedded in our culture. While the industry is lucrative, there is no doubt that it is dangerous. Through the years, efforts have been made to improve industry standards, but an alarming number of mining accidents occur every year.
To many West Virginian miners traveling down the mantrips everyday, the risks involved are taken in stride and these miners do their jobs to support their families. Wednesday, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin celebrated the signing of new legislation that will create stricter mining regulations. The bill encourages miners to report unsafe conditions, requires each mine’s top on-site official to sign on safety logs regularly and targets methane gas and coal dust levels. As future generations of Mountain State miners con-
tinue the tradition of keeping America’s lights on, legislatures should continue to make the industry safer for them to do so. The upgraded safety standards come nearly two years after the Upper Branch Mine disaster, which occurred on April 5, 2010 and killed 29 Massey Energy miners. The legislation answers some of the problems that caused the tragedy. According to the official “Report to the Governor,” which was finished in May 2011, the accident was blamed on Massey Energy
and the Mine Safety and Health Administration for ignoring federal regulations. “The company broke faith with its workers by frequently and knowingly violating the law and blatantly disregarding known safety practices while creating a public perception that its operations exceeded industry safety standards,” the report said. Hopefully, the legislation passed will make a difference regarding safety. Even if the number of accidents reduces, federal oversight in the coal should continue to create a safer work place.
The authors of the Upper Branch Mine report said it best. “We have done so in this report, again with the genuine hope that reforms can be instituted and that the Upper Big Branch disaster is the last coal mining disaster ever in this country. However, we offer these recommendations with reservation. We have seen similar reports, written with the same good intent, gathering dust on the bookshelves of the national Mine Health and Safety Academy.”
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Many college students party; not all take it too far tomas engle columnist
While the commotion of St. Patrick’s Day weekend has now come and gone from Morgantown, the after effects are unfortunately still with us almost a week later. Despite the much-anticipated release of the “I’m Shmacked” video Tuesday night being not nearly as bad as expected, many still got on their moral high horses and were off to the races. Between city government, Morgantown residents, West Virginia University administration and alumni, we as a student body are being labeled incorrectly because of the actions of a few. Was there vandalism and destruction of property around town this past weekend? Yes, but the city government of Morgantown, especially current Deputy Mayor Ron Bane, are more than eager to treat this latest episode as something completely new and unexpected and deserving of a witch hunt of the student body. No reasonable person is suggesting those responsible for destruction of property and setting fires should be let off the hook. Looking through the videos that I’m Shmacked taped that weekend, identifying, arresting and charging these offenders is exactly what should be done. This should not be used as an excuse to punish the entire student body through fines for the destructive behavior of a few, many of whom may not even be students here. Bane made some good points at city council, but it is also in an election year and he is begging to lose if he thinks fining the University – which will, in turn, raise fees on all of us – will accomplish little positive except a surplus in the city budget. As much as the “residents” of Morgantown dislike the student body – an insulting term considering we also live here nine months of the year – we
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WVU students enjoy a few beers during the pleasant weather on Wednesday afternoon. provide far more positives than negatives. We, and the reason we are here (the University), are the drivers of this economy. Without us, Morgantown would simply be a small and poor pit stop between Pittsburgh and Charleston. Despite this reality, every time something goes wrong in town, the student body always gets ridiculed. You know what’s just as stupid as bragging about being in the “I’m Shmacked” video? Collectively blaming the student body that keeps the town alive for the ac-
tions of a few, who have not even been proven to be students yet. Here’s a crazy idea: let’s prosecute the individuals responsible. As much as the University and townies hate this party image, they sure do love the money spent by the party-goers. But as soon something goes wrong, on come the feigned looks of shock, dismay and stern disapproval. That such a culture can be instilled at a state school that puts such an emphasis on sports over education should not surprise anyone.
This culture, for better or for worse, has become ingrained into Morgantown and WVU. But to think of this as a recent occurrence, horrible ’90s kids ruining a quaint and quiet little town, is woefully myopic, if not outright delusional. The only reason my peers’ actions are getting so much more attention than the far more destructive behavior of years past is because of the power of the Internet, social media and litigious culture. Back in the ’70s and the ’80s, and even ’90s, Morgantown was far more wild and destructive.
Many of us have even have had alumni recall what one could “get away” with “back in the day,” but lament how that is no longer possible in our current day. The administration and alumni are only disappointed that this destructive behavior is coming out on a widelypublicized scale not that it is simply happening. If the Internet and the 24hour news cycle were as developed in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s as they are now, the media attention heaped onto Morgantown and the University would have been far more negative
than it is now, and rightfully so. To be collectively judged for the dumb actions and behavior of a few is one thing, but to be judged by the people who were witnesses – and maybe even participants – in creating such a dumb and destructive culture in this town is another insult entirely. Prosecute the individuals responsible, and leave your lectures at home. Morgantown will continue to be Morgantown as long as the city and University get their money from the students they say they disapprove of so much.
It’s OK to have a good time, but must be responsible jason bailey SGA president guest column
I will preface this piece by saying that I was downtown Saturday night, and I had a blast. Anyone who knows me personally knows I like having a good time, but like this past weekend, I do it responsibly and in accordance with the law. Upon viewing the video on YouTube and other media outlets the past couple of days, I find myself thinking, “Why?” I attend West Virginia Uni-
versity for many reasons; I get a first-class education, receive opportunities that I would never have elsewhere and take advantage of ample ways to spend my free time. My student administration and I have succeeded in many regards this past year while fighting for students, but I find myself struggling to defend the actions of a small minority of students who seem to exult in the idea of having their keg stand or public urination shown to thousands via YouTube. The actions of that group do not accurately represent the majority of the student body whatsoever, so I cringe when those few tend to garner a poor reputation attrib-
uted to the rest of us. I will continue to fight for students during my last month in office, but students cannot be surprised when those bragging about their appearance in the “I’m Shmacked” and similar videos face suspension or expulsion. I agree with many city and University officials who believe the irresponsible fires, etc., will not cease until someone is unintentionally killed. It is much more serious than some seem to initially think. I will say that much of the behavior from this weekend was not even done by WVU students. Colleges, universities, and even high schools from surrounding states and beyond spent
their spring break weekend in Morgantown. Some of them were cited and arrested as well. It does not help that the filming of the “I’m Shmacked” video was widely publicized prior to this weekend. One of the proudest moments of my career as an undergraduate student came early this year in Miami, Florida. One of the most embarrassing moments of my undergraduate career came Tuesday night when I saw students’ positive reactions to that video and the actions behind it. The Flying WV and the Mountaineer represent and embody the characteristics of
the people of the great state of West Virginia. We all deserve better than the behavior captured last weekend, and I ask you to join me in promoting what we stand for as Mountaineers to our fellow classmates. I would never ask students to stop having fun; I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. I would ask, however, that it be done responsibly, with integrity and in the confines of University policy and public law. This will lead to a focus on publicizing what WVU really does, which is to educate some of the most competitive and prepared college graduates in the entire country. Let’s Go Mountaineers!
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DR. KEVIN GUSKIEWICZ, presents “The Science & Technology of Sport Concussion: Translating Data Collection into Concussion Prevention and Management” at 7:30 p.m. in Room 1909 in the Health Sciences Learning Center. The presentation will cover concussion in sport and how it relates to balance and neuropsychological function in high school and collegiate athletes. CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF THE WEST VIRGINIA COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE will gather in Morgantown for a forum at 6 p.m. at the Erickson Alumni Center. Audience members will have an opportunity to submit questions in writing for the candidates. For more information, call 1-800-398-4630 ext. 306 or email joanh@wvfarm. org.
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THE MORGANTOWN ROLLER VIXENS, a local roller derby team, have a bout at the Mylan Expo Center at 8 p.m. TOMCHIN PLANETARIUM, located in 425 Hodges Hall, presents “Stars of the Pharaohs” at 7 p.m. and “Origins of Life” at 8 p.m. The event is free, but reservations are required and can be made by calling 304-293-4961. Tomchin Observatory, located on the 4th floor of Hodges Hall, will be open at about 7:30 p.m. for viewing on the same night if the sky is clear. Jupiter and Venus should be visible.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. WVU CLUB TENNIS practices from 9-10 p.m. at Ridgeview Racquet Club. For carpooling, call 304906-4427. 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 email@example.com. 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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. THE CATALAN TABLE will meet at 4 p.m. at Maxwell’s restaurant. All levels welcome. For more information, call 304-293-5121 ext. 5509. INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP meets at 7 p.m. in 316 Percival Hall. For more information, call 304-376-4506 or 304-276-3284. FREE ARABIC/ISLAM CLASSES will be hosted by the Muslim Students’ Association from 6-8 p.m. in the Kanawha Room of the Mountainlair. To register, email schaudhr@mix. wvu.edu.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-599-5020. CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING SERVICES are provided for free by the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. A walkin clinic is offered weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Services include educational, career, individual, couples and group counseling. Please visit 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 email@example.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,
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BORN TODAY New beginnings earmark this year. You will be direct, and others will respond in kind. Communication flows. Above everything, you greet life with renewed excitement and interest; boredom will not be an issue. You draw many new people into your life. If you are single, you could meet “the one.” However, time is your ally. Take the time to get to know this person. If you are attached, the two of you romp around as if you have not a care in the world. As a couple, you might make a radical change involving your lifestyle. Another ARIES often surprises you with his or her energy.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH You are on top of a project, work or errands. You feel as if you cannot be stopped from attaining a long-desired goal. Do not be surprised by an unanticipated change that comes from out of left field. Tonight: Work with the situation.
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHHH Today’s New Moon in your sign signals a new beginning in a most appropriate area. You will feel far more connected and free as a result. An element of the unexpected adds excitement to your day. Enjoy the spontaneity. Tonight: Seize the moment. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHH You could decide to say little and observe a lot. You also could have an unusually strong reaction to a situation. Try to process your feelings before responding. You gain insight into someone else’s decision that previously baffled you. Tonight: Do your thing. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHHH Zero in on a meeting. The discussion that ensues could have a lot more to do with your plans than you’d thought. Others act strangely, leaving you wondering what might be going on. The people behaving in this manner might not even know why
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Look past the obvious. It might be time to finally indulge a long-term goal or desire. This wish could involve travel, someone at a distance or a special seminar. You might not know what to do with some good news, but you will figure it out. Unexpected developments happen out of the blue. Flex. Tonight: Try a new spot. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH You could be exhausted by recent events and might wonder how much more of yourself you can give. A new beginning in a relationship becomes possible. You could be surprised by a money matter. Tonight: Keep it personal, with just you and one other person. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH Others believe they are in control, yet it is rather obvious that that might not be true. You might opt not to burst their bubbles. Use today to contact someone you want to get to know better. An unexpected action could have you regrouping. Tonight: Sort through invitations with an eye to the weekend. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH You could be taken aback by someone who affects your day-to-day life. This person’s words could toss your mood and/or plans
into disarray. Flex, and find a way to do everything. Yes, it is possible. Start a longoverdue project. Tonight: Do errands. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHHH Whether approaching a creative project or deciding to date a special person, a green light beams. Though you might be focused on serious matters a lot of the time, you like the lightening up that occurs. Share plans with a friend or sibling. Tonight: Be a wild thing. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHH Stay close to home, and be aware that you really are not limited. A discussion with a roommate or family member could enlighten you about alternatives. You will have a lot to consider. Unexpected happenings could force you to regroup. Tonight: Stay close to home. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH Your words have an impact. Conversations evolve from a simple statement. You can clear out what has been a problem or start over with a new beginning. Use caution when driving or handling machinery, as you could be happily distracted. Tonight: Join friends. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH Be aware of your needs and what you have to offer. Financial matters easily could change in your favor in the near future. Make a personal resolution, and refuse to get into impulse buying. Still, you just might buy one last item. Tonight: Indulge a loved one. BORN TODAY Singer Stephanie Mills (1957), author James Patterson (1947), comedian Chico Marx (1887)
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Buie improving, moving up WVU depth chart
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Running back Andrew Buie carries the ball during West Virginia’s 70-33 win over Clemson in the Orange Bowl in January.
by nick arthur sports writer
Sometimes all a player needs is repetition to improve his talent and progress. For West Virginia sophomore running back Andrew Buie, this has been exactly the case. The 5-foot-9, 187-pound running back from Jacksonville, Fla., has made visible improvements from spring 2011 until now. “I’m working on the little
stuff that I missed last year to become better and continuing to go as hard as I can,” Buie said. Buie and his teammates are already halfway through spring practices and less than a month away from the annual Gold-Blue Spring Game. But the Mountaineers have a different feeling this spring. “The confidence level is different on offense, because of the fact that everyone knows what we’re doing,” Buie said.
“It’s not so much thinking about it now as it is just going out and doing it.” Buie also feels more confident from an individual perspective. “I have more confidence, and I know what’s going on around me which allows me to play faster,” he said. “Being that it’s the second year in this offense, I know more of what’s going on, and I’m more comfortable.” Last season, Buie had an im-
pressive freshman campaign, but was limited due to injury. However, he feels he may now know the trick to preventing similar setbacks to occur. “I know what you have to do to take care of your body so you can go out there and perform on the weekends,” Buie said. “As soon as my body starts to hurt, I say something right away so they can take care of it early versus later down the road when it’s something severe, and it’s hard to bounce
back from.” Even WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen has noticed a difference in his running back this spring. It’s not just Buie’s confidence and talent level that has improved. He has also added about 15 pounds of bulk. “He’s healthy. For the majority of last year, he wasn’t healthy. One, is that he was young and was worn down pretty quick, because he plays hard too,” Holgorsen said. “He
was only about 165 pounds at one point last season. He’s been working hard and has his size back. He’s about 180 now. He’s playing hard and handling the volume well. He could probably take more snaps.” Buie is expected to compete with fellow sophomore Dustin Garrison and junior Shawne Alston for the starting running back position next fall. firstname.lastname@example.org
Nogay shining in first year behind the plate for WVU
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Redshirt freshman catcher Max Nogay never played catcher a game in his life before this season with West Virginia.
By Alex Sims Sports Writer
His head coach simply calls him a winner. He has started 19 of West Virginia’s 23 games behind the plate this year after entering the season fourth on the depth chart. Before that, redshirt freshman catcher Max Nogay had never caught a game in his life. Now he has found himself tied with two juniors, shortstop John Polonius and outfielder Brady Wilson, to pace WVU in home runs. “He’s getting better and better and better,” said West Virginia head coach Greg Van Zant. “He’s a hard worker and this is all new for him. This is his first year seeing Division I pitching and his first year being a catcher. I think he’s done a great job.” Two years ago, the Weirton, W. Va. native was winning state championships as a shortstop in baseball, a quarterback in football, and in the 171-pound weight class in wrestling at Madonna High School. Then after signing with WVU, he donned the catcher’s gear and spent his redshirt season as the bullpen catcher making the
transition behind the plate. “The idea was the more positions I can play, the easier I can get into the lineup,” Nogay said. Judging by his numbers from his senior year of high school, (.455 batting average, .889 slugging percentage, 11 home runs, 48 RBIs and 47 runs) that seems like a pretty logical coaching decision. But despite the numbers, the quest to become the starter at the most physically demanding position in the sport was far from an easy road. “It’s been tough,” Nogay said. “I worked pretty hard last year, and coach Sherald is a really good catching coach. I feel like I’m settling in nicely, and I’m getting pretty comfortable back there.” Of course, Nogay is just being humble about his performance so far, which is apparent when talking to Van Zant. “Going into the season, on the depth chart he was the fourth catcher,” Van Zant said. “He’s a winner – he does everything the right way and winners end up getting to the top, so he just took that job. He’s great – I love him.” His coaches have absolutely loved how he has developed so quickly and so naturally and his
teammates do as well. “He’s been doing a great job,” said redshirt sophomore left fielder Matt Frazer. “He comes out here and gives us everything he’s got for nine innings every day and you really can’t ask for more than that out of a catcher.” However, the transition hasn’t been perfect and in Nogay’s eyes, continued growth will be vital to moving forward. “I could have done a few things differently. We could have won a game here,” he said. “There’s always room for improvement.” Improving on his .226 batting average is certainly one of Nogay’s goals right now. “I was slumping before and coach Sherald and I worked last weekend on a different stance,” Nogay said. “We tried to do a model of Pete Rose’s stance to incorporate my legs more into the swing and it’s been paying off.” If Nogay’s new stance works out half as well as it did for Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader, expect to see him finish his college career with some accolades like those he earned in high school. email@example.com
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Marshall’s injury stirs memories of 1984 at UNC (AP) — North Carolina is reliving a 28-year-old nightmare. In 1984, the Tar Heels began the year favored to win the national basketball championship — but their point guard broke his wrist. Fast forward to 2012, and point guard Kendall Marshall could be out with a broken wrist when North Carolina meets Ohio Friday in the NCAA tournament’s round of 16 in St. Louis. The Tar Heels were unable to get it done in 1984 with the team that included future NBA stars Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins even though Smith returned to the lineup. North Carolina will see if can get it done this year with a roster than includes Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Tyler Zeller with Marshall’s return uncertain. Bill Guthridge, an assistant to retired Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith from 1967-97, said he immediately thought of Kenny Smith after Marshall’s injury. “It’s just tough to lose someone so instrumental in the way you play, and that’s what Kendall does,” said Guthridge, who retired in 2000 after three years as head coach. Kenny Smith was a freshman starter and missed a month after breaking his left wrist. The ‘84 team never rediscovered its dominant form after his return. Guthridge is hoping it doesn’t end the same way this time. “That happens and hopefully we can overcome it,” Guthridge said of Marshall’s injury. “Coach (Roy) Williams is a great coach and he’ll come up with something and hopefully we’ll work it out and we can get a win or two — maybe a national championship, who knows?” Marshall, a lefty, had surgery to insert a screw into his right wrist Monday. Williams said the topseeded Tar Heels (31-5) are preparing to play without Marshall in the Midwest Regional semifinals. Marshall is the Tar Heels’ most irreplaceable player, from the way AP North Carolina sophomore point guard Kendall Marshall had surgery to repair his broken right wrist Monday and could miss UNC’s he drives Williams’ fast-paced offense to the loss of No. 2 ballhanSweet 16 game against Ohio Friday.
dler Dexter Strickland to a knee injury in January. Smith knows his injury prevented the ‘84 team from being considered among the game’s greats. “Obviously with Michael Jordan, you know who he’s become and who he is, arguably we could’ve probably been one of the best teams ever, I think,” said Smith, now an NBA analyst for TNT and a college basketball analyst for Turner/CBS Sports. “I think we would’ve been thought of like the (1991) UNLV team that no one was coming close to ... I really believe that.” This was also expected to be one of UNC’s best squads. There were similarities between the 1984 and 2012 teams even before Marshall’s injury. Barnes plays the role of Jordan and Henson provides the scoring, rebounding and shot-blocking from the longarmed Perkins. Zeller anchors the post the way eventual No. 1 overall draft pick Brad Daugherty did in 1984. Both teams were preseason No. 1s. But it all started unraveling with a thud in ‘84. UNC was ranked No. 1 in every Associated Press poll that season except for a week at No. 2. But as the team improved to 17-0, Smith jumped a pass and raced in for a dunk before being fouled by LSU’s John Tudor and knocked to his home floor. Smith missed eight games before returning with a rubber cast to play the final two regular-season games. He returned to the starting lineup during the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. But after juggling from Smith to reserve Steve Hale and back to Smith again, UNC’s chemistry was off. The Tar Heels went 26-1 in the regular season — a one-point loss to Arkansas was the only blemish — and 14-0 in league play, but lost to Duke in the ACC semifinals then fell to Bobby Knight and Indiana in the NCAA round of 16 in Atlanta. Like Smith, Marshall was hurt when he was fouled and knocked to the court on a second-half drive.
The fractures for both players were to their non-shooting hands. Smith — who had a similar surgery to Marshall after that season — said Marshall’s pass-first style could make it easier to contribute if he’s healthy enough to return. “I think he is such a great facilitator, a superior facilitator to anyone in college basketball today,” Smith said. “He’s a guy who could play a game with the injury I had and still be super effective. I don’t think I could’ve been super effective. ... I think he’d be OK because part of his repertoire is being able to score, but Kendall can go games and get six points and be the most dominant player on the court.” In a text message to the AP on Wednesday, Marshall’s father Dennis said his son was “doing well” and “in good spirits.” He said it was still too early to say whether Marshall could play in St. Louis, noting he “hasn’t been ruled out, but not cleared to play either.” Kendall Marshall said on Twitter that his cast has been removed, However, if he’s out, freshman Stilman White and versatile senior Justin Watts would play the point. “Everybody goes out there and we play, and we just depend on each other,” Barnes said. “I have confidence in John that he’ll be able to step up. He has confidence in Stilman that Stilman will be able to step up. We have confidence in Justin Watts. “We feel like we can still get it done.” Smith said Marshall’s injury isn’t crippling, that the team’s frontcourt trio could be enough to keep the Tar Heels advancing in a season that has at most four games left. If they can’t, it will be another bad break for a UNC team that had the chance to be special. “You just have to be good and you have to be lucky,” Guthridge said. “We could just never get the chemistry right (after Smith’s return). If we would’ve played another game and got everybody’s role good, I think we could’ve won the national championship. But we didn’t.”
New Orleans head coach suspended for 2012 season by NFL (AP) — The NFL handed down sweeping and unprecedented punishment Wednesday for bounties paid out on big hits, suspending New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton without pay for next season and indefinitely banning the team’s former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams, who now works for the St. Louis Rams. Payton is the first head coach suspended by the league for any reason. He is accused of trying to cover up a system of extra cash payouts that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell called “particularly unusual and egregious” and “totally unacceptable.” “We are all accountable and responsible for player health and safety and the integrity of the game. We will not tolerate conduct or a culture that undermines those priorities,” said Goodell, whose league faces more than 20 concussion-related lawsuits brought by hundreds of former players. “No one is above the game or the rules that govern it.” According to the league, Payton ignored instructions from the NFL and Saints ownership to make sure bounties weren’t being paid. The league also chastised him for choosing to “falsely deny that the program existed,” and for attempting to “encourage the false denials
Continued from page 8 time. It’s just tough, adjusting that quick, I guess, but it’s gotten a lot easier.” Resident quarterbacks Geno Smith and Paul Millard started tutoring Childress before spring practice started, and he continues to learn from them on a daily basis. “They started with me before we could be with the coaches and showed me my footwork and my reads and all that, so I’ve taken a ton off of them,” he said. Smith, who is returning for his third year in the starting quarterback role, has already taught Childress one of the keys to succeeding at the collegiate level – watching film. “(Smith showed) me how to really watch film, because, I mean, you watch film in high school but it wasn’t that intense,”
by instructing assistants to ‘make sure our ducks are in a row.’” Goodell also banned Saints general manager Mickey Loomis for the first eight regular-season games next season, and assistant coach Joe Vitt for the first six games. In addition, Goodell fined the Saints $500,000 and took away their second-round draft picks this year and next. After the NFL first made its investigation public on March 2, Williams admitted to — and apologized for — running the program while in charge of the Saints’ defense from 2009-11. He was hired by the Rams in January. Goodell will review Williams’ status after the upcoming season and decide whether he can return to the league. The Saints now must decide who will coach the team while Payton is barred, his suspension is effective April 1, and who will make roster moves while Loomis is out. After the NFL made clear that punishments were looming, Payton and Loomis took the blame for violations that they acknowledged “happened under our watch” and said Saints owner Tom Benson “had nothing to do” with the bounty pool, which reached as much as $50,000 in 2009, the sea-
son the Saints won the Super Bowl. Saints quarterback Drew Brees reacted quickly to the news on Twitter, writing: “I am speechless. Sean Payton is a great man, coach, and mentor ... I need to hear an explanation for this punishment.” The NFL said the scheme involved 22 to 27 defensive players; targeted opponents included quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, Brett Favre and Kurt Warner. “Knockouts” were worth $1,500 and “cart-offs” $1,000, with payments doubled or tripled for the playoffs. According to the league, Saints defensive captain Jonathan Vilma offered $10,000 to any player who knocked then-Vikings QB Favre out of the 2010 NFC championship game. All payouts for specific performances in a game, including interceptions or causing fumbles, are against NFL rules. The NFL warns teams against such practices before each season, although in the aftermath of the revelations about the Saints, current and former players from various teams talked about that sort of thing happening frequently — although not on the same scale as the NFL found in New Orleans. In a memo sent out to the NFL’s 32 teams, Goodell ordered owners
he said. “He showed me how you actually need to break down each play and what you need to do and how to adjust it going forward.” Smith has been impressed with Childress thus far, but explained he faces the same battle every freshman faces the first time they come to campus. “Ford is a guy, who, like I said, he understands football, but as all freshmen do, you never know how much work it takes – especially on this level,” he said. “In high school, you’re talented, and you’re just better than the guys across from you, but on this level, it takes a lot more than just talent. You have to work hard in the weight room, off the field in the classroom, as well as in the film room, in order to be good.” Perhaps as difficult as the adjustments are for Childress on the field, the changes for him off
the field are just as important. After two months on campus, Childress is finally starting to get the hang of everyday life as a student. “It was kind of tough to go from the Engineering Campus to Downtown at first, but I’m starting to get the hang of it,” he said. Childress’ academic background is a strong one, and his time at Kinkaid will help him to succeed as he furthers his education as a petroleum engineering student. “It’s tough, but my high school was really hard, so I kind of know how to prep and how to work (and) how to get my schoolwork done,” he said. Childress’ career may be just starting, but it’s clear that his future has the potential for stardom – and if he’s lucky, maybe an increase in the popularity of cowboy boots on campus.
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to make sure their clubs are not offering bounties now. Each club’s principal owner and head coach must certify in writing by March 30 that no pay-for-performance system exists. Punishment for any Saints players involved will be determined later, because the league is still reviewing the case with the NFL Players Association. “While I will not address player conduct at this time, I am profoundly troubled by the fact that players — including leaders among the defensive players — embraced this program so enthusiastically and participated with what appears to have been a deliberate lack of concern for the well-being of their fellow players,” Goodell said. The discipline for the Saints’ involvement in the bounty scheme is more far-reaching than what Goodell did in 2007, when the NFL came down on the New England Patriots for illegally videotaping an opponent. Goodell fined the Patriots $250,000, stripped a firstround draft pick, and docked their coach, Bill Belichick, $500,000 for what was known as “Spygate.” As recently as this year, Payton said he was entirely unaware of the bounties — “a claim contradicted by others,” the league said. And ac-
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was suspended for the season by the NFL Wednesday for bounties paid out on big hits. cording to the investigation, Payton received an email before the Saints’ first game in 2011 that read, “PS Greg Williams put me down for $5000 on Rogers (sic).” When Payton was shown that email by NFL investigators, he acknowledged it referred to a bounty on Rodgers, whose Packers beat the Saints in Week 1. The league said that in addition to contributing money to the bounty fund, Williams oversaw record-keeping, determined payout amounts and who got cash, and handed out envelopes with
money to players. The NFL said Williams acknowledged he intentionally misled NFL investigators when first questioned in 2010, and didn’t try to stop the bounties. Vitt was aware of the bounties and, according to the league, later admitted he had “fabricated the truth” when interviewed in 2010. Loomis knew of the bounty allegations at least by February 2010, when he was told by the league to end the practice. But the NFL said he later admitted he didn’t do enough to determine if there were bounties or to try to stop them.
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Freshman QB adjusting to first spring at WVU by cody schuler sports writer
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Freshman quarterback Ford Childress throws a pass while quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital watches during spring practice.
West Virginia’s move to the Big 12 signified a cultural shift for the future of the program, one in which the effects are already starting to come to fruition. The westward expansion for the program has infused the fan base with Texas-sized aspirations about what the reigning Orange Bowl champions can do in its new conference home. While fans may have to wait a few months to go to Texas, they don’t have to wait at all for a piece of Texas to come to them. One look at true freshman quarterback Ford Childress is enough to tell that a new breed of recruits is starting to filter onto the West Virginia roster. Everything from his polite demeanor, incredible arm strength, imposing physical stature and even his field of study (petroleum engineering) are signs that the Texas mind-set is starting to invade the program. So what was the first thing the Lone Star State native noticed when he visited campus for the first time? “Not everybody wears cowboy boots here.” The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Childress was rated a four-star prospect by ESPN.com and was listed as an ESPNU top-150 player for the class of 2012. A graduate of The Kinkaid School, a private college prepatory high school in Houston, Childress met head coach Dana Holgorsen in his junior year and began to envision his future in Morgantown. “The first time I met (Holgorsen) was my junior season,” he said. “I started talking to him and (about) West Virginia, and I started getting interested.” One thing about West Virginia that particularly interested Childress was Holgorsen’s offensive scheme – one similar to what he operated on Friday nights in Texas to the dismay of his opponents. “(It was) the offense they run and how explosive it is, and I think (Holgorsen) is one of the best offensive (minds) in the game right now,” he said. In his senior season, Childress racked up 3,171 yards and 41 touchdowns against only seven interceptions in just 10 games. He threw for 300 or more yards in six games, including a performance against Dal-
las St. Mark’s that yielded 447 yards passing and four total touchdowns. The prep star spurned offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Florida State and Oklahoma, as well as heavy interest from perennial in-state heavyweights Texas, TCU and Texas A&M – his father’s alma mater – to join West Virginia. At first, many of his friends were puzzled with his choice to attend West Virginia, but after the Mountaineers’ 70-33 drubbing of Clemson in the Orange Bowl, they began to see why he was so comfortable with his decision. “(My friends) were kind of shocked at first. They thought I was not really thinking this (decision) fully through, but they realized over time that this is a good spot, and it’s a really cool town,” he said. After the Orange Bowl, Childress said his friends all told him they “knew why (he) was going to West Virginia.” For Childress, everything came full circle that night at Sun Life Stadium. What exactly was he thinking when he watched the Mountaineers’ record-setting performance? “Oh my,” he said with awe. “I don’t know – it was ridiculous. Everything worked out, and I was just really excited,” he said. Childress was determined to get involved at West Virginia early and literally could not wait for the summer. After consulting with his father Ray, an all-American at Texas A&M and an NFL Pro Bowl linebacker, Childress decided the best choice was to enroll in school early and participate in spring practice. “My dad and I just talked about it and thought it would be a good idea to get a head start on the offense and just get some schoolwork out of the way and really just mature earlier,” he said. Looking back on his first practice, Childress thinks he has already come a long way, but he is continuing to adjust to the rigorous demands of football at the collegiate level. “Coming into the first practice, I was kind of nervous and didn’t really know what was going on that much, but I think I’ve adjusted well to the tempo and started to get the offense down,” he said. “It’s a life. Football, it takes up a lot of your
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It was a rough ending for the West Virginia men’s basketball team when it lost to Gonzaga last week. A rout in nearby Pittsburgh was bad enough, but it was also a horrible way to send out seniors Kevin Jones and Truck Bryant. The duo, along with former Mountaineer Devin Ebanks, are the three most successful basketball recruits West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins has had at WVU. And now that all three have moved on, next year will show Huggins’ real recruiting skill. The trio of Jones, Bryant and Ebanks combined for 4,187 points, 1,914 rebounds and 30.6 minutes per game. As for the other 13 players Huggins has recruited in his time at West Virginia? Just 2,237 points, 1,087 rebounds and only 13.2 minutes per game. Huggins’ recruits will have to play well next year, though, if the Mountaineers are to be successful. Point guards Jabarie Hinds and Gary Browne will, without a doubt, be looked at to step up next year. At times this past season, both Browne and Hinds scored points and became a “go-to” threat when Bryant and Jones were off. Hinds was Huggins’ top recruit from the 2011 class, and it showed. But will he show up when he’s in the spotlight without two senior leaders? Freshman Keaton Miles, who struggled this season playing just 13.1 minutes per game and averaging less than two points and two rebounds, was another one of Huggins’ prized recruits. But Huggins sees potential in Miles – he started 30 of West Virginia’s 32 games. Pat Forsythe sat out much of the season with a back injury, but he could provide some inside depth next season to back up soon-to-be-senior Deniz Kilicli. Three talented players will arrive in Morgantown next season.
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Freshman point guard Jabarie Hinds was the highest-rated recruit in West Virginia’s 2011 recruiting class. He averaged 7.4 points and 3.3 assists in 28.8 minutes per game this season. Huggins’ best recruit, Elijah Macon, is ranked No. 42 in the country by ESPNU. The 6-foot-8 power forward from Columbus, Ohio plays at Huntington Prep. Huntington Prep head coach Rob Fulford said that Macon is a mix between Jones and Kilicli. Macon has the biggest chance to be an instant contributor next year. Terry Henderson is another recruit who could make an impact next season. Henderson, who also received offers from Virginia Tech, Maryland, Miami and Boston College, could be just the shooter that West Virginia needs after the loss of Bryant. The third recruit committed to the Mountaineers for next year is Eron Harris. Harris’ only other offer from a major program was Dayton, but he attended Lawrence North High School – the same school NBA lottery pick Greg Oden attended. There have also been reports that Huggins has been recruiting a player named Marc McLaughlin. He was a top- 100 player coming out of high school, but took the community college route after just one semester at Baylor. Add those players with the addition of transfer players Juwan Staten and Aaric Murray who had to sit out last year in compliance with NCAA rules, and it could be a special year. But if the recruits fizz out like they have in years past, it could be another tough season. firstname.lastname@example.org
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‘The Hunger Games’ to premiere in theaters at midnight by Elizabeth Finley A&E WRITER
Tonight at midnight will be the biggest midnight release since the last “Twilight” movie. Suzanne Collins’ bestselling trilogy, “The Hunger Games,” is being converted into three full-length feature films. The first of the series comes out at midnight. According to CNN reports, the movie is projected to make more than $80 million in the opening weekend. “I read all three books before I even knew there was a movie,” said senior WVU English student, Breanna Sloan. “When I saw the movie trailer, I was so excited, and I’ve been counting down the days!” Katniss Everdeen is a 16-year-old girl living in a post-apocalyptic America, which is now a nation called Panem. Panem has 12 districts, and Katniss is from District 12, which is what used to be Appalachia. The Capitol of Panem holds an annual competition called “The Hunger Games,” in which one boy and one girl from each of the 12 districts must fight to the death in an arena. The names for the tributes are drawn
at random on Reaping Day. For the 74th annual Hunger Games, Katniss’ younger sister’s name is drawn and then volunteers herself so that her sister would not have to face death in the arena. The other tribute from District 12 is a boy named Peeta, whose dad owns a bakery in District 12. Although Katniss and Peeta become friends, everyone knows there can only be one winner; it has been a long time since District 12 has won the Games, and they are both determined to keep the other alive in hopes that one of them will be able to safely return home. The trouble with books being turned into movies is that the people who have read the books and already know and love the characters have very high expectations. Everyone always says that the book is better than the movie, but readers still flock to theaters for midnight releases in excitement to see their favorite tales on the big screen. “I started reading the books last summer,” said Sarah Davis, a junior journalism student. “I’ve been counting down the days for the movie to come out since August.”
In hopes of not disappointing fans of the books, some of the actors have even promised that the movie will be similar. Dayo Okeniyi plays Thresh in the movie, who is a tribute from District 11. “If we deviate much [from the book], there are fans out there who will stalk and kill me,” Okeniyi said. “[the fans] don’t ask for much. At the same time they watch everything ... ‘Oh, she’s supposed to be looking at the right, not the left’ – little details.” Excitement keeps on building for The Hunger Games movie release. If you haven’t already, grab a “District 12 Tribute” T-shirt and reserve tickets! Hollywood Theaters at the University Town Centre has already sold out of the first three midnight showings and had recently opened a fourth one for 12:15 a.m. Friday morning. Carmike Cinemas at the Morgantown Mall has three showtimes still available; 12:01 a.m., 12:02 a.m., and 12:03 a.m. Tickets for The Hunger Games can be bought on Fandango or at the respective movie theaters’ box office. email@example.com
Actors of ‘The Hunger Games’ attend a screening and book signing in NYC.
If you aren’t heading to the beach, take a mental vacation with books
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Hopefully your spring break is going to be filled with adventure. But whether you’re going to a tropical location, lounging lakeside or even holing up in your bedroom for some necessary relaxation, you’re going to have some downtime. Why not fill that empty space with a good book? You’ve been actively engaged in classes and studying hard all semester. So, you may not want to expend too much mental energy during your holiday, and spring break is a perfect time to read things simply for pleasure. You could always pick up “The Hunger Games” trilogy, a trashy romance novel or tackle one of those classics from the “100 books to read before you die” lists. But a literal vacation can also be an entertainment vacation. Break away from what you would traditionally read and try something new. The following is a list of
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books that would be perfect diversions. Take them with you to the beach or the park. Or you could use them to escape your own four walls if you find yourself staying home this break. ‘Runaways’ “Runaways” is a comic book series published by Marvel Comics and created by Brian K. Vaughn and Adrian Alphona. The story of a child discovering their parent is a superhero is dated – it’s been done many times. “Runaways,” however, provides an original story that focuses on a group of teenagers who learn their parents are actually super villains. Made up of mob bosses, evil scientists, mutants, timetravelers, aliens and dark wizards, the parents of the Runaways are part of a group called the Pride, and together they run Los Angeles. The initial group of teenagers is comprised of Nico Minoru, a witch; Karolina Dean, an alien who derives her power from the sun; Molly Hayes, a mutant who has superhuman
strength; Chase Stein, who has fire gauntlets called the Fistigons; Alex Wilder, a genius; and Gertrude Yorkes, who has a telepathic bond with a dinosaur called Old Lace. The series follows the teens as they take down their parents and discover the scope of their own abilities. It is beautifully illustrated, engaging and filled with superheroes and evil villains. What could be more escapist than that? ‘The Marriage Plot’ An easy way to get lost in a book is by delving into a heavily character-driven narrative. Jeffrey Eugenides is one of the best contemporary authors involved in this illustrious task. While each of his novels are different in tone and content, he is able to develop characters in such a way that makes the reader feel like they are reading intimate thoughts rather than fiction. And fans of his other works, “The Virgin Suicides” and “Middlesex,” will not be disappointed with his latest offering – 2011’s “The Marriage Plot.” “The Marriage Plot” fol-
lows Madeleine Hanna, Leonard Bankhead and Mitchell Grammaticus, three students in their senior year at Brown University in 1982, taking us through the year after their graduation. It is a coming of age tale, of which Eugenides is brilliant, that focuses on a point in life most of us will be going through eventually – the transition from revolutionary college experiences to the “real world.” ‘Will Grayson, Will Grayson’ Okay, so this is technically a young adult novel. But even though the target audience is probably you three or four years ago, doesn’t mean you should be ashamed of reading this 2010 collaboration novel written by John Green and David Levithan. “Will Grayson, Will Grayson” tells the story of two boys, both named Will Grayson, who meet one day in a twist of fate that ends up benefiting both of their perspectives on life. The first Will Grayson is a
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Neutral Milk Hotel-obsessed, incredibly average student who tries to remain as dispassionate as possible. The second Will is a cynical, clinically depressed son of a single parent who eventually comes out to his mother and friends. The novel is well-written and laugh-out-loud funny at times, with an especially hilarious storyline surrounding the first Will Grayson’s best friend Tiny. Tiny is a larger-than-life (figuratively and literally) gay football player who can’t seem to keep a boyfriend. In the book, Tiny composes, directs and stars in a musical based on his own life. And it is really through this production that he, Will Grayson, and the other Will Grayson mature and grow to be more outgoing, balanced people. ‘Water for Elephants’ This fantastical 2006 novel written by Sara Gruen is one of those romances you can be proud to tote to the crowded beaches. The story is a recounting of the protagonist Jacob Jankowski’s memories of his
life. Jacob is dealt a major blow – the death of his parents – which causes him to drop out of Cornell, where he has been studying veterinary science. Bewildered by loss and wanting change, Jacob jumps aboard a train. The train turns out to be housing a circus, “Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.” A love story is the true focus of “Water for Elephants” – both Jacob’s love for the animals and a married woman. The animal trainer of the circus, August, treats his animals badly, beating them mercilessly into submission – and he treats his wife Marlena just as badly. Jacob and Marlena confess their love for one another and begin a secret affair. The rest of the novel beautifully describes the relationships between the other characters who are part of the circus and the results of the love between Jacob and Marlena. Sure, you could just watch the 2011 film, but “Water for Elephants” is really worth the read. firstname.lastname@example.org
Disney sketches sequel to ‘Epic Mickey’ video game, back to Wasteland LOS ANGELES (AP) — Warren Spector realizes that he made a mistake with “Epic Mickey,” his 2010 action-adventure game starring the world’s most famous mouse. Despite his insistence on crafting an interactive homage to the silent cartoons that inspired him to create “Epic Mickey,” the veteran designer acknowledges that the game’s characters should have actually spoken. Now Spector is more than fixing that flub with “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.” He’s not only tapped voice actors to portray the game’s colorful cast, he’s also making the sequel a musical. Jim Dooley and Mike Himelstein, the composer and lyricist who wrote the music for the upcoming animated film “Dorothy of Oz,” are crafting original tunes for “Epic
Mickey 2.” “I’m such a geek about musicals,” said Spector at the recent Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, where he was honored with a lifetime achievement award. “I love the co-op and next-gen stuff, but for me, when a character breaks into song, which they do on a regular basis in this game, it’s magic.” That includes Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, the zany predecessor to Mickey Mouse co-created by Walt Disney but lost in a 1928 contract dispute. Oswald returned to Disney’s control in 2006 and had a starring role in the first “Epic Mickey.” Oswald, who never uttered a word in a Disney cartoon, will be portrayed in “Epic Mickey 2” by veteran voice actor Frank Welker. “I couldn’t be more pleased,” said Walt Disney Co. archive
director Becky Cline, who has been uncovering Oswald’s past and working with Spector on including more of the rabbit in the sequel. “Once you give a character a voice, it takes it to a whole new level. I can’t wait for the public to see it and embrace Oswald the way that we have over the years in the archive.” Oswald is also getting in on the action this time as a playable character who joins the mouse’s side in a new cooperative mode. Mickey will again wield a brush powered by magical paint and thinner, while Oswald is armed with a remote control that has the power to command electricity. “It’s drop-in, drop-out coop,” said Spector. “You can sit down at any time with a friend who is playing as Mickey, and you can take control of Oswald. If you’re playing as a sin-
gle player, Oswald will be there every second of the game. He’s not just a multiplayer character. He’s a helper, whether you’re playing alone or with a friend or family member.” “We couldn’t ask people to care about this guy they’ve never heard of or no one has ever seen since 1928 in a Disney film,” said Spector. “It was unrealistic to expect people to care in the first game, but now we know they care. We hear about it from players all the time. They really, really got into Oswald, which is hugely gratifying. “ The original “Epic Mickey” had a respectable but not spectacular debut when Disney Interactive Studios released it during the holiday season two years ago. As with the first outing, players’ choices will affect what happens throughout the sec-
ond installment, which is set for release this fall and is again being developed by Junction Point Studios in Austin, Texas. Other issues Spector is addressing with “Epic Mickey 2” include releasing it for all consoles not just Nintendo Wii but also the high-definition PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and fixing the game’s camera placement. The first title’s unruly perspective was one of the chief complaints because several players kept inadvertently sending Mickey jumping to his demise. “We’ve had a team working on the camera from literally the day we finished the first game,” said Spector. “They’ll be working on it until the day we ship the second game. (There have been) over 1,000 specific changes made to the camera. Our goal is that you will not
have to touch the manual camera controls even once to play through the main story path of this game.” “Epic Mickey 2” finds Mickey back in Wasteland, a twisted take on Disneyland filled with forgotten characters and theme park attractions. Spector said the mouse will return to a few places he visited during his first trip, but earthquakes and other disasters have changed their appearance. “There’s always been one part of the (Disney) parks that I’ve always wanted to get into Wasteland,” said Spector. “Frontierland has changed so much since it started. There’s so much forgotten history there, so Frontierland is going to get a pretty good exploration this time around, plus some other places that we’ll keep secret for now.”
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An old company store at the abandoned Henry River Mill Village in Hildebran, N.C., where scenes from ‘The Hunger Games’ were shot. In the movie, the store became the Mellark family bakery in District 12. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Fans of “The Hunger Games” are already turning up in North Carolina, seeking out places where the movie was shot, from oldgrowth forests to an abandoned mill town. And the tourism industry is prepared to cash in on them, with everything from hotel packages and zip lines tours, to re-enactments of scenes from the film and lessons in survival skills. The movie, which opens this weekend and is expected to be a box office smash, is based on a best-selling book about a post-apocalyptic world where teenagers compete to the death in fighting games. It was filmed entirely in North Carolina, from the mountains, where fake trees were planted, filled with propane and blown up, to Charlotte, which served as the Capitol from the story - the seat of power where the teens are sent for training. Also prominently featured in the movie is the Henry River Mill Village near Hildebran, about 70 miles from Asheville, which was the setting for District 12, home of the three main characters, Katniss, Peeta and Gale. Although the mill burned down in 1977, the 20-plus remaining buildings, including the company store, make it look like a ghost town. The village is private property, and the local sheriff’s department is working with private security guards to keep people away, concerned about liability if someone gets hurt. But fans are already coming. “I’m getting too many visitors,” said the property owner, Wade Shepherd, 83, who hasn’t read
“The Hunger Games.” “Day and night, they’re driving through, taking pictures, getting out and walking. I’m just bombarded with people.” North Carolina’s trees also figure prominently in the movie. At first, pine trees tall enough to suit the filmmakers’ needs couldn’t be found. But Pam Lewis, film commissioner in the western part of the state when Lionsgate, the film company, was scoping out locations, found a 22,000acre forest of old-growth trees in Asheville’s watershed, and that’s where the movie’s arena scenes were filmed. The public isn’t allowed in this protected watershed area, but plenty of other forests are open to visitors. Filmmakers spent more than $60 million on “The Hunger Games” in North Carolina, and employed about 5,000 people, including stars, extras and crews, making it the largest movie ever made here. Other famous movies filmed in the state include “Dirty Dancing,” “The Last of the Mohicans” and “Bull Durham.” “The Hunger Games” is based on the first book from author Suzanne Collins’ bestselling trilogy. It’s about a futuristic world in which North America has been divided into 12 districts. Every year, a teenage boy and girl (known as tributes) are sent from each district to the opulent Capitol, where they’re trained to fight until only one is left. The state Division of Tourism has designed a four-day self-guided tour for fans. The first day includes stops at the Henry River Mill Village plus places where the stars hung out in Asheville. Next is Du-
Pont State Recreational Forest near Brevard, where the arena scenes were filmed, followed by Shelby, where reaping scenes were shot in private warehouse space. A final day in Charlotte includes the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s Knight Theater, where interview scenes with the teenage “tributes” were filmed. For more adventurous visitors, a company called Hunger Games Fan Tours offers day and weekend trips to waterfalls and other spots in Transylvania County. As part of the tour, actors re-enact some of the scenes shot there, and guests are served food described in the story. Participants also learn survival skills like archery, camouflage, fire-building, how to use a slingshot and how to walk quietly in the forest. The tour even includes a competition - only instead of the loser dying, the winner gets a prize. Prices are $79 for the day tour, or $389 for the weekend trip, with an overnight stay and a nighttime zip line tour in homage to the characters who jumped through trees. The tour will take guests to Triple Falls, where the character Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) hides after he’as injured, and to the woods around Bridal Veil Falls, where fake trees exploded and the jacket worn by Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) catches fire. But visitors can’t run across Triple Falls like Katniss did in the movie - she was attached to wires and ran on a board. “That’s not to be done by human beings,” said Tammy Hopkins, co-owner of Hunger Games Fan Tours and director of the county arts council. Asheville is offering pack-
age deals in partnership with local businesses. Promotions include a “Walk Like a Katniss Everdeen” package that combines a stay at Cumberland Falls Bed and Breakfast Inn with hiking at Chimney Rock State Park, and “The Capitol Experience” at Grand Bohemian Hotel, where the biggest adventure is a hot stone massage. Of all the locations, the Henry River Mill Village has a backstory that’s nearly as colorful as the plot of the movie. The mill, which opened in 1905, produced fine yarn. The village was designed as a planned community with company stores, walkways and green spaces. In 1966, a sheriff was shot and killed in the village by a mill worker. By the time Shepherd bought the town, three years after the mill closed, there were Thursday night poker games on the street, “and by Sunday afternoon, they were all drunk and shooting.” Shepherd lives across the river from the town, and says he bought the property “to protect my interests.” He doesn’t think he could make enough money to make it worth opening a tourist attraction, though he’s considering a request to let a tour company bring a group through. In the meantime, he’s put the whole place - 72 acres - up for sale for $1.4 million. Potential buyers wondering about the real life-and-death stories that once unfolded here need only look at the Coca-Cola sign in front of the company store, which has a shotgun hole in it. “This is better than the movie, isn’t it?” asked Shepherd.
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* AVAILABLE MAY 2012 4 BR DUPLEX. 135-A Lorentz Avenue. Walk to Downtown Campus. W/D, Off-street parking. Utilities plus security deposit. Call 304-692-5845. 4 BR HOUSES walk to class. W/D. No Pets. Available June 1,2012. Lease./Deposit. Max Rentals 304-291-8423. 2/BR. 1/BA. WD/DW, MICROWAVE, FULL BASEMENT. 5/MINUTE WALK downtown. $900/mo+utilities. Lease/deposit. Off-street parking. NO PETS.Available now 304-290-1332. 3/BR, 2/BA RANCH ON 1 ACRE. CAC. 10 minutes from both hospitals. $900/mo. NO PETS. Call 304-282-8769. 3BR LARGE HOUSE, 2 FULL BA. NEW UPDATES. WD, 3 minute walk to campus, $425/person + utilities. 304-685-7835. 3BR. + ADD. ROOM, 2 FULL BATH. W/D. Minute walk to town. $900/MONTH. call 304-983-2529. AVAILABLE MAY 2012 3BR/ 2 BA DUPLEX. 135-B Lorentz Avenue. Walk to Downtown Campus. W/D, Off-street parking. Utilities plus security deposit. Call 304-692-5845.
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HELP WANTED BARTENDING UP TO $300 A DAY potential. No experience necessary. Age 18 plus. Training available. 800-965-6520 Ext. 285 SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The Health Sciences & Technology Academy (HSTA) is looking for WVU Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students to serve as Assistant Head Mentor and Mentors for WV High School Students during our Summer Institute Program. 2012 Summer Institute dates and training are July 12 to July 27. For more information and an application see the HSTA Web site at www.wv-hsta.org or contact Wanda Stone at 304-293-1651. THE LAKEHOUSE NOW HIRING for summer jobs. Busy lake front restaurant. Great summer atmosphere! Hiring bartenders, servers, cooks, hosts, and dishwashers. Apply in person Tuesday-Saturday. 304-594-0088.
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WVU Press to release songs by inmates By Alex Panos A&E WRITER
In 1933, John Lomax and his son traveled throughout the American south in attempt to record the music being created by prisoners on the chain-gang. What he recorded, titled “Jail House Bound,” is now being preserved by the West Virginia University Press, which, in addition to forever preserving the historic sound of the Jim Crow era by adding the recordings to its archives, is releasing copies of the CD
to the public. The CD contains 24 tracks, featuring 23 powerful prisoner-created songs – inspired predominantly by blues and gospel music – as well as an interview track with Lomax. WVU Press Marketing Manager Abby Freeland said the University Press is releasing this compilation because of its historic and cultural importance to West Virginia and the Appalachian region. “The WVU Press houses important audio recordings,” Freeland said. “Lomax recorded songs which repre-
sent the voices of a group of people who were completely isolated from society.” The WVU Press Sound Archive is also releasing the CD as they feel it is a record of the past. “Music enthusiasts will easily recognize and connect to the isolated anguish within these songs,” Freeland said.“As well as better understand the historic importance of this music related to the Jim Crow south.” Producer of the CD and former WVU lecturer Mark Allan Jackson said that the CD
relates to West Virginia because all the genres and styles on the CD can be found in West Virginia work force music. “These sounds can all be found in West Virginia history and can still be found in music coming out of West Virginia,” Jackson said. Jackson has also compiled two other historic CD’s, including “Coal Digging Blues” – songs created by West Virginia coal miners working in dangerous spaces. The music on “Jail House Bound” is comprised pri-
marily of human voices. Men clapping their hands and creating rhythms using axes, shovels, hoes and steel bars can also be heard, according to Jackson. “There’s a sense of reality,” Jackson said. “A lot of these are work songs.” Due to the “strong musical community at WVU” Jackson expects WVU students interested in the folk song and musical history of America to be excited about the releasing of this CD. “Anybody emotionally moved can find their way
into someone else’s shoes,” he said. “Other people can understand what it’s like to be in a difficult space and what it’s like to cope with it,” Jackson said about listening to the CD. Copies of the CD are available at wvupress.com. Digital files of the recordings can also be purchased at culturalequity.org. For more information contact Abby Freeland at abby. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
World-famous poster artist Yossi Lemel to give lecture
Award-winning Israeli poster artist Yossi Lemel will give a lecture March 23 at the CAC.
By Alex Panos A&E WRITER
The son of two Holocaust survivors, award-winning Israeli poster artist Yossi Lemel has devoted his life to attempting to achieve peace throughout the world. Through his artwork and political posters, he intends to persuade people to take time out of their lives to recognize the great need for advocacy and peace-making. Lemel will be holding a guest lecture on Friday, , at 5
p.m. at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center to discuss his work as a designer and political poster creator, and his ability to influence people through his art. His lecture will focus on discussing what he has done to successfully motivate people to take a stand in today’s dangerous world, said Eve Faulkes, graphic design professor and “Designing for the Divide” conference co-chair. “He will discuss the responsibility of design to be in
social causes,” Faulkes said. Lemel is also expected to discuss his own “obsession” with persuading people through his art. One way he does this is by creating meaningful visuals that encourage people to step away from normality and everyday life and challenge them to make a difference in society for the greater good. Faulkes said Lemel is a kind, generous and considerate person who does not back down from his beliefs and goes all-out to persuade peo-
Lemel will discuss his work as a designer and political poster creator, and his ability to influence people through his art. ple to agree with his views. “He doesn’t pull his punches when he believes something must be done,” Faulkes said. Lecture attendees will also gain an understanding of how to get people actively involved and away from apathy through design, Faulkes said. She also said attendees of the lecture will learn how engaging life is when you are doing something to help make a difference through your art. The lecture will take place before the two-day “Design-
ing for the Divide” conference at the CAC. Faulkes said Lemel’s lecture is expected to be more personal than his presentation during the conference, and focus more on his own personal drive, desires, and “obsessions” to convince people to get involved or change their minds to his views. He is also expected to not be as sensitive to the values of another side or viewpoint as he might be during the conference, Faulkes said. Lemel has been recognized
all over the world for his art and currently has works on exhibit in the permanent collections of art museums in London, Paris and Hamburg. The lecture is being sponsored by the School of Art and Design and the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism. It will be held in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A) of the CAC Contact Eve Faulkes at email@example.com for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Rap collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All releases 18-track mix tape Justin Lesko A&E WRITER
Call them alternative hip hop, experimental hip hop, horrorcore or simply rap the group OFWGKTA, commonly known as Odd Future, is continuing their meteoric rise to fame. Their new album, “The Odd Future Tape Vol. 2” is their first group effort since their leader Tyler, the Creator became a viral hit with his video “Yonkers,” which is currently hovering around forty million views on YouTube. Their fame increased at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards when Tyler was named Best New Artist. The new 18-song CD has no shortage of cultural and controversial references. Jerry Sandusky is mentioned twice, once in the track “P” and also in “NY (Ned Flander), ” with Tyler rapping “Now I have famous friends who like coke and them drugs/ Dancing with me, Jerry Sandusky, and the Pope in the club.” A cringe inducing line about
Casey Anthony is included in the track “P” as well. While it is being marketed as a studio album, “Vol. 2” is clearly laid out as a mix tape, hence the title. Eleven different rappers or duos affiliated with Odd Future appear. No one is on more than eight, with Tyler leading, followed by Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis. Synth beats and deep bass dominate the songs, and while most listeners will be turned off to this album, Odd Future fans that have been waiting months for it. Unfortunately, the first highlight does not come until the eighth track “50,” by the duo MellowHype made up of Hodgy Beats and Left Brain. Easily the loudest and angriest track on the tape, “50” is not for the faint of heart. The first single “Rella” is another highlight. Hodgy starts the electric-sounding track followed by Domo Genesis. Tyler, the Creator shines at the end with trademark shocking lyrics that are unfit to print. The true gem of the mix-tape is the last song “Oldie.” Clocking in at (over ten) minutes, nine
long verses are rapped by eight different group members, with Tyler putting in the first and last. Eighteen-year-old Earl Sweatshirt, who had been away from making music with OFWGKTA since 2010, makes an impressive return on the second to last verse. In his own words, Earl’s “back like lateral passing.” Other than those three songs, the album is not anything to write home about. Some songs are interesting to hear Tyler’s views on his new-found success (“Hcad”) while only the most diehard fans of the group will enjoy others (“Red Bitch,” “Lean,” Analog 2”.) Odd Future will not be gaining any new fans from “The Odd Future Tape Vol. 2” but they simply do not care about that. Say what you want about the group, but it is impressive that they have stuck to their gritty, explicit style while they surely have many industry executives trying to influence them and cash in on their new fame.
The Los Angeles-based rap collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All has released ‘Odd Future Tape Vol.2,’ a 18-song mixtape.