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Volume 125, Issue 109

Law Center examines medical research by bryan bumgardner staff writer

What if your genes, the stuff that makes up DNA, could be patented by pharmaceutical companies? What if the process could save your life? The West Virginia University Law Center will be hosting Professor Michael Risch to discuss the issues presented by patent law in innovative medical research. Risch will present his keynote address “Rethinking

Patent Quality” at noon today in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom at the WVU College of Law. A debate panel of representatives from the School of Medicine, Villanova University School of Law, and Mylan Pharmaceuticals will discuss the topic of “Patentability of Human Genetic Material” following the address. The debate will be moderated by WVU associate professor of law Shine Tu.

Tu said the event is inspired by recent legal cases. In 2009, a lawsuit was filed against Myriad Genetics, a molecular diagnostic company that has discovered a way to isolate genes that reveal a person’s likelihood to contract breast cancer. The plaintiffs, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, argued that Myriad’s patents on isolated genes are invalid, and several appeals later, the Supreme Court is currently considering whether to

accept or reject the case. Tu said it is not clear if a human gene that has been removed, isolated and then purified from the cell can be considered intellectual property or a natural product. “The broader question is whether genes in general should be considered patentable subject matter,” Tu said. Placing a patent on a raw material occurring in nature is currently prohibited. If the natural material is manipulated

by man, Tu said, it can be patented: a purified form of human adrenaline was patented in 1906. Defenders of patent laws argue the patents protect the company’s investment in developing the technology, which was difficult and expensive to create. Challengers of the patents also argue the human body is pure and cannot be patented. They may agree with patents on the methods used to find

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Left to right: WVU students Taylor Richmond, B. Jay Hatfield, Daniel Carlson and Jonathan Kimble are finalists in the competition to become the next Mountaineer Mascot.

Four students compete to become the next WVU mascot CITY EDITOR


WHAT: Finalists will participate in a cheer-off to get the crowd going & impress the selection committee. For Daniel Carlson, it’s his duty. For WHERE: Men’s home basketball game vs. Marquette. Jonathon Kimble, it “just comes natu- WHEN: Tonight at 9. rally.” For B. Jay Hatfield, it’s a chance to be a positive role model. And for Tay- and will replace Mountaineer Brock lor Richmond, it’s a dedication to the Burwell, who has held the position for University. the past two years. The four West Virginia University stuCarlson, a senior business adminisdents will don buckskins tonight at the tration and international management men’s basketball game against Mar- student from Winchester, Va., is a memquette to compete for the position of ber of the West Virginia Air National the next Mountaineer mascot. Guard and said being the Mountaineer Each finalist will compete in a cheer- means having the chance to serve the off to see who can get the crowd going people of the state in a special way. and impress the selection committee. “The state of West Virginia has done The winner will be announced during so much for me. When I swore with the the second half of the WVU men’s bas- Guard, I swore my life to the state, and ketball game against DePaul Tuesday being the Mountaineer will help me

continue that,” he said. “I went from being an uneducated driller to a senior with so many opportunities. I’m indebted to the state and the University, and I want to give back – especially to the youth of West Virginia. I want to tell middle school and high school students how great it is to set a goal and achieve it.” Carlson, who struggled in the past and dropped out of college, said the compassion and unity of the people of West Virginia helped him get to where he is today. “When the UBB tragedy happened, we gathered together and mourned for the miners during a candlelight vigil, and when we have a major accomplishment,

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Storytelling inspires professor’s career in photography by lydia nuzum

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For photographer Abby Robinson, the “storytelling of art” has both fascinated and inspired a level of intimacy throughout her career. “You have to ask yourself, ‘How do I make a whole out of all of these little parts?’ and you have to ask yourself ‘What is going on here?’ That’s what is consciously going on in my head as I shoot,” Robinson said. Robinson, a professor at the

School of Visual Arts in New York City, gave a presentation on her work as a photographer Thursday for students in the Perley Issac Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University and discussed the ideas that influenced her work and career. “One of the things that all of her projects have in common is that there is a really interesting dialogue that both provokes and invites,” said Lois Raimondo, sssistant professor of Journalism at WVU. “She cre-

ates what I think of as ‘cultural texts,’ because when you look at them on one level, you can be intrigued by them, excited by them, but when you read her words there is a whole other set of doors that start opening.” Robinson, who has been a featured contributor in Newsweek, The New York Times, People Magazine and The Village Voice, said she stumbled into photography as a passion during her undergraduate and graduate college career. “Someone gave me a cam-

era between my junior and senior year of college, and I took pictures, but I was so disgusted that I couldn’t figure out how to get the camera to work that I threw the film out without ever developing it,” Robinson said. Her photo projects include “The Perdue Project,” a collection of photographs depicting various body parts of both strangers and friends, and “In Camera,” a series of panoramic color photos of

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the genes, Tu said, but they argue that patents on the genes themselves violate the law. “The analogy was, ‘identifying a mutated gene is like trying to spot a penny on the ground from the top of the Empire State Building,’” Tu said. Tu said if a company can’t get a patent to protect their investment, it simply won’t spend resources to make the potentially lifesaving technology.

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INSIDE THIS EDITION The West Virginia baseball team is traveling south for a tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. SPORTS PAGE 9

One program is celebrating three years of helping students and faculty at West Virginia University find safe transportation while at the same time protecting the environment. Zimride, an online service that allows users to find and post rides through its University networks, currently serves more than 450 users, according to Hugh Kierig, Director of Transportation and Parking at WVU. “Zimride is our online carpool matching program where you can put in your destination and origin for your trip and how frequently you need it, and it matches you with other people who have got similar trips and similar times,” Kierig said. Zimride is a San Francisco-based company that services a variety of college campuses, and is integrated through social networking sites like Facebook to make it easier for people to connect. Kierig said students use the service to find rides home for holiday breaks or to and from campus if they

don’t live downtown. The Zimride program is perfect for the WVU community, because it’s dedicated to providing safe rides and allows users to contact fellow riders beforehand, Kierig said. “It’s strictly for people with WVU email addresses, so that’s another safeguard,” he said. “It’s not like the general public can go online and use the site.” Kierig said it’s also a quick and easy way for students to make money. The driver can have passengers pay Zimride, and Zimride pays the driver to avoid the exchange of money, or passengers riding together can decide amongst themselves how to arrange the payment. The site also works with the Zipcar program at WVU, which allows students to rent a car and use it around campus if they meet certain eligibility requirements. Students and faculty can visit to sign up through Facebook and start finding rides for the upcoming spring break.

Multicultural film series honors black WWII pilots by bryan bumgardner staff writer

During World War II, a group of African American pilots overcame racial prejudice to become one of the best U.S. fighter squadrons in the entire war. On Thursday, the West Virginia University Gluck Theatre presented a documentary featuring the true story of the pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen. The film, titled “The Tuskegee Airmen,” was presented by Marjorie Fuller, director of the WVU Center for Black Culture and Research, in celebration of Black History Month. “I’m really happy to see that the African-American heroes of World War II are finally being recognized for their sacrifices and achievements,” Fuller said. “The Tuskegee Airmen” is the popular name of the 332nd Fighter Group of the U.S. Army Air Corps. They were the first African-American military aviators to ever serve in the U.S. armed forces and faced racial discrimination both within and outside the Army, Fuller said.

The Tuskegee Airmen served with distinction, and 450 of the airmen earned more than 850 medals in Europe and North Africa. Ed Hargro, a retired pharmaceutical salesman whose father was a Tuskegee Airman, said he felt the film captured the true attitude of the pilots. “They didn’t think that they were part of history, you know? They just thought this was something they had to do as Americans,” he said. The film was hosted as part of the Multicultural Brown Bag Lunch Film Series, and each week a different culture is profiled by a short film and discussion. James R. Johnson from the Office of Multicultural Programs said students should take the opportunity to immerse themselves in culture through events like the Brown Bag Lunches. “Anyone can come for free. At the end, I can ask you about your culture, and you can ask me about mine. We could both learn something and become friends,” he said. Johnson said cultural

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Hometown: Winchester, Va. Major: Business Admin. Jonathan Kimble

Hometown: Franklin, W.Va. Major: Sport Management

we join together to celebrate,” he said. “That’s what Mountaineer spirit is all about – knowing you come from a state that supports one another in good times and bad. You just can’t find that type of pride and energy anywhere else.” Kimble, a senior sport management student from Franklin, W.Va., serves as the current alternate Mountaineer Mascot. He is also a member of the Mountaineer Maniacs leadership board and the treasurer of the Sport Management Club. Kimble said he’s wanted the chance to serve as Mountaineer since the first time he attended a WVU football game. “At my very first game, everyone said I should try out. Jumping up and down, cheering and getting the crowd excited just came natural for me. I’ve always had that passion for WVU sports,” he said. “Ever since, I’ve had a desire to be down there on that field

firing off that rifle in front of 60,000 people.” Kimble said with WVU’s move to the Big 12 conference, it’s more important than ever to have a Mountaineer who’s dedicated to promoting what the University’s all about. “The Mountaineer represents the whole state of West Virginia. It really is the perfect mascot and symbol of WVU: hardworking, dedicated, quick to help others and satisfied with what we have,” he said. “We’re going to be making a lot of first impressions with new schools, and that’s huge. I want to make sure the country knows what a great family we have here. No matter where you go, you can find Mountaineer pride. We’re not like other universities.” For Hatfield, a senior athletic coaching education student from Madison, W.Va., growing up in a small southern town has taught him a lot about West Virginia pride. “I grew up in Boone County, and I’m very proud of where

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I’m from. Being able to exclaim my pride for this state and University is something that means a lot to me,” he said. Hatfield said being a Mountaineer means staying positive when times get rough and always working hard to do the best you can. “It’s about being a positive role model and always striving to be the best. Mountaineers work to reach the summit of the mountain – whether it’s academics or athletics – we want to be the best. Most importantly, we never let things get us down,” he said. “I just want to be able to give back to the state and the school that’s given so much to me.” Richmond, a public administration graduate student from Mt. Hope, W.Va., served on the Student Government Association board of governors and is a member of Shriners International and a Gold and Blue Student Ambassador. He is also a former alternate Mountaineer Mascot. “All of the candidates are

great guys, but what really sets me apart is the service I’ve done in the past five years. Being wild and energetic at the games is only one aspect of being a Mountaineer. It’s also a dedication to the University and community,” he said. “That’s one of the big aspects of the Mountaineer Mascot that people don’t always think about. What you do as a Mountaineer off the court is a great opportunity to shed a positive light about the people in this state and at this school, and I want to do that on a much larger scale.” Richmond said when it comes to college mascots, there’s no comparison to the Mountaineer. “It’s not a character – it’s an actual person. It’s so great to be somewhere you’ve never been and have someone ask why you’re dressed like that and get to tell them what you really represent,” Richmond said. “It’s a chance to talk about the state that I love so much.”

Gay marriage close to legal in Maryland ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gay marriage is all but legalized in Maryland after the legislature gave its final OK Thursday to the law that’s being sent to Gov. Martin O’Malley, who said he expects to sign it sometime this week. The state Senate voted 25-22 for the law. The vote comes less than a week after the House of Delegates barely passed the measure. Maryland will become the eighth state to allow gay marriage when O’Malley – who sponsored the bill – signs the legislation. The Democrat made the measure a priority this session after it stalled last year. “This issue has taken a lot of energy, as well it should, and I’m very proud of the House of Delegates and also the Senate for resolving this issue on the side of human dignity, and I look forward to signing the

bill,” O’Malley said in a brief interview after the Senate vote. Opponents, though, have vowed to bring the measure to referendum in November. They will need to gather at least 55,726 valid signatures of Maryland voters to put it on the ballot and can begin collecting names now that the bill has passed both chambers. Some churches and clergy members have spoken out against the bill, saying it threatens religious freedoms and violates their tradition of defining marriage as between a man and a woman. “The enormous public outcry that this legislation has generated – voiced by Marylanders that span political, racial, social and religious backgrounds – demonstrates a clear need to take this issue to a vote of the people,” Maryland Cath-

olic Conference spokeswoman Kathy Dempsey said in a statement. “Every time this issue has been brought to a statewide vote, the people have upheld traditional marriage.” Leaders at the Human Rights Campaign, a group that joined a coalition of organizations to advocate for the bill, said they expect opponents will gather the required number of signatures. “There remains a lot of work to do between now and November to make marriage equality a reality in Maryland,” Joe Solmonese, HRC president said in a statement released Thursday. “Along with coalition partners, we look forward to educating and engaging voters about what this bill does: It strengthens all Maryland families and protects religious liberty.” Senators rejected some amendments to the legislation Thursday. Proponents warned

that amending the bill could kill it because gathering enough support for altered legislation in the House would be difficult. Last year senators passed a similar measure by 25-21, but the bill died in the House after delegates rescinded their initial support citing concerns that it could violate religious liberties of churches and business owners who do not support same-sex unions. Sen. Allan Kittleman, the only Senate Republican to vote in favor of the legislation, said he is proud of his decision and not concerned about political consequences down the road. “You don’t worry about politics when you’re dealing with the civil rights issue of your generation,” said Kittleman, R-Howard, the son of the late Sen. Robert Kittleman, who was known for civil rights advocacy.

Dow Jones flirts with 13,000 again but can’t NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average made another run at 13,000 but couldn’t quite get there. Stocks recovered from an early loss Thursday and pushed the Dow within four points of the milestone. Investors were encouraged by more good news on U.S. jobs, but gains were limited by poor results from retailers such as Safeway and Kohl’s. The Dow finished up 46.02 points at 12,984.69. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 5.80 points to close at 1,363.46. The Nasdaq composite index climbed 23.81 points to 2,956.98. The Dow pierced 13,000 three times Tuesday but could not hold the milestone. The average hasn’t closed above 13,000 since May 19, 2008, four

months before the financial crisis. Investors were encouraged Thursday after the government reported that the number of people seeking unemployment benefits last week was unchanged. The four-week average was the lowest in four years. High unemployment has been a problem for retailers, which have been forced to slash prices even though they are paying more to make and ship their goods. The burden showed in Thursday’s earnings reports. Kohl’s, the department store chain, sank 6 percent after weak holiday sales caused it to miss Wall Street estimates for revenue and earnings. Grocery store chain Safeway Inc. plunged more than 7 percent

after reporting a 6 percent drop in profit. Part of the problem is the rising cost of gas, which could hurt the economic recovery. The price of gas is rising as tensions mount over Iran’s nuclear program. A gallon of regular sells for $3.61 on average, the highest on record this time of year. The price of oil jumped again Thursday, to $107.83, a ninemonth high and up $1.52 for the day. Besides Iran, analysts blamed the falling U.S. dollar. When the dollar falls in value, it takes more dollars for foreign buyers to pay for the same barrel of oil. The euro jumped to a twomonth high against the dollar, $1.337, up almost a penny from Wednesday, after business confidence surged in Germany.









Dillard’s, another department store chain, and the discount chain Target also missed analysts’ estimates. Earlier this week, Wal-Mart fell short on earnings and revenue after aggressive discounts for the holidays cut into profit margin. Sears Holdings Corp., which owns Sears, Kmart and Land’s End, also missed estimates for revenue and per-share earnings. Its stock soared 19 percent, but that was because it outlined plans to spin off some stores and sell others. For the most part, U.S. stocks have been rising since Thanksgiving, as the most potent fears of last summer – that the country would enter another recession, and that the European debt crisis would damage the U.S. economy – have dissipated.


Continued from page 1 relations can help create a more positive community. “It takes all of us to make the world a better place. We all need to reach out and connect with other people,” he said. Fuller said the films boost cultural relationships on campus and serve to educate


Continued from page 1 Tu said he believes this event will help develop understandings about patent law and the public policy issues that stem from possibly patenting genetic material. “The idea is, where do we make that distinction? Do we want to make patentable subject matter very broad or very narrow? What are the policy concerns we’re looking at here,” he said. Risch will be a member

B.Jay Hatfield

Hometown: Madison, W.Va. Major: Ath. Coaching Education Taylor Richmond

Hometown: Mt. Hope, W.Va. Major: Public Admin.

Funeral procession to alter downtown traffic Traffic patterns will be altered and delayed beginning at 1 p.m. today as the community honors fallen Morgantown Deputy Michael “Todd” May. May was killed in the line of duty during a police pursuit and crash last weekend when a driver suspected of being under the influence of drugs and alcohol hit his cruiser. Interstate 68 West will be closed at 1 p.m. to allow the traffic from the funeral procession to exit Chestnut Ridge Church in Cheat Lake. The procession will then travel to I-68, exit 1, University Avenue; then north onto University Avenue, Beechurst Avenue and Monongahela Boulevard;

then onto I-79, entrance 155 north towards the Ruff Creek exit on Pennsylvania I-79, exit 19; and then towards Greene County Memorial Park, 1003 Jefferson Road, Waynesburg, Pa. Motorists are urged to use caution, use alternate routes and be respectful to the funeral procession. Upon the funeral procession entering I-68, the West Virginia State Police will block all westbound traffic for vehicles in the procession. Once the funeral procession enters I-79 north at entrance 155, traffic will once again be blocked to allow the funeral procession to travel toward Pennsylvania. —mdm


Continued from page 1 photographic studios taken in Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India. “When you look at her work, it opens itself up in all sorts of different ways,” Raimondo said. “It’s really interesting, the dialogue that happens within them.” Raimondo said Robinson is different from many photojournalists because while journalists are focused on seeking out answers, Robinson’s work focuses on the questions that exist in a particular scene or subject. “Abby lingers in the questions, and I think some really interesting thoughts and explorations come out of someone brave enough to stay in the questions longer,” Raistudents on different cultures that exist on campus. “I think there’s a lot about our culture and AfricanAmerican culture – because African-American culture is American culture – that people don’t know,” she said. “So when we present movies like this and have discussions, it broadens people’s understandings of who we are. “When you broaden those understandings, you make

of the panel, as well as Steven H. Flynn, Vice President of Mylan Inc., and Angela C. Obringer, professor from the School of Medicine. Tu said he expects a lively discussion during the event. “It’ll be a really fun debate. We have a fun panel, with a lot of different perspectives,” he said. For more information, or to watch the speech and debates live on the web, visit http://

mondo said. Robinson earned her bachelor’s degree in history of architecture from Barnard College and a masters of fine arts in photography from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She offers a four week intensive photography workshop each summer in Shanghai, China, from June 9 to July 7 for college students with at least one year of experience in photography. The workshop, sponsored through the School of Visual Arts, offers four studio credits for participating students. For more information on the workshop and how to apply, visit http://artsabroad.sva. edu. To view photography by Abby Robinson, visit www.

communication better and it creates a better feeling across campus.” The next Brown Bag Lunch will feature a documentary called “Poto-Milan, Hatian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy” on March 8. It will be presented by Dr. Gwen Bergner, associate professor for the WVU Department of English.

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Study: GOP’s Gingrich, Santorum plans hike deficit WASHINGTON (AP) — Massive tax cuts proposed by GOP presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum would cause the national debt to explode while Mitt Romney’s budget plan could generate red ink in line with current projections, according to a new study released Thursday. The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a Washington-based budget watchdog group, estimates that the wrenching budget cuts proposed by Ron Paul would lessen the flow of red ink compared with current policies but still leave the government running a sizable deficit. The GOP candidates’ budget plans provide a sharp contrast with President Barack Obama, who released his latest fiscal blueprint just last week that includes proposals to raise taxes on the wealthy. Like Obama, the GOP candidates have the luxury of suspending political reality and assuming lawmakers would quickly enact their ideas into law. That translates into a tax code in which taxes on investments and capital gains are sharply reduced or eliminated. Each GOP candidate would eliminate inheritance taxes on large estates. And tax rates on individuals would be cut as well – all in the face of deficits that economists say would eventually cripple the economy. The results, according to the


Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at a debate watching party Wednesday in Scottsdale, Ariz. study, would be higher deficits, except in the case of Paul, whose spending cuts dwarf anything being considered by his three rivals. According to the study, Gingrich’s plan would add $7 trillion to the nation’s debt over the coming nine years – almost doubling the deficits that would be recorded if the government basically ran on autopilot. Santorum’s plan would add $4.5 trillion over the period, or about $500 bil-

lion to the deficit every year on average. By contrast, Romney’s proposal would add $250 billion to the deficit over nine years, though that estimate was generated before he unveiled a new tax proposal this week that could add considerably to the deficit. And Paul, whose budget plans include eliminating five Cabinet departments, immediately ending operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and sharply

cutting federal programs like Medicaid and food stamps, would reduce the deficit by $2.2 trillion. He is the only candidate whose spending cuts exceed the amount of revenue lost by cutting taxes. By the end of fiscal 2016, little more than a month before Election Day, Gingrich’s plan would produce a deficit of 7.8 percent of the economy, or almost $1.5 trillion. Santorum’s blueprint would produce a deficit in the $1.2 trillion range, or

6.5 percent of gross domestic product. And Romney’s plan – given the benefit of the doubt since his new tax plan is so vague — would generate a 2016 deficit of between $700-800 billion or so. Paul’s plan would leave a 2016 deficit of almost $500 billion. Obama’s budget claims a $649 billion deficit by 2016, relying on tax increases to do it. The group didn’t publish specific deficit figures for 2016 but provided estimates of them as a percentage of GDP to The Associated Press, which calculated them based on the economic estimates of the Congressional Budget Office. The four GOP candidates vying to replace Obama each promise sweeping tax cuts, even as the deficit under current policies would never fall below $600 billion over the coming decade. Gingrich, for example, would give taxpayers the option of a 15 percent flat tax rate, while Santorum promises to reduce the current five-bracket system to two, with rates of 28 percent and 10 percent. Each idea would mean trillions of dollars less in revenue for the government. Romney’s latest tax plan would cut the top income tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent and the other rates by 20 percent each, paid for by broadening the tax base and eliminating numerous deductions. But the plan lacks sufficient specifics to be “scored”

with any precision. The candidates’ ambitious budget plans contrast with GOP leaders in Congress, who have focused on retaining the full menu of Bush-era tax cuts rather than attempting to cut taxes further – and have opened the door to higher tax revenues as part of a comprehensive deficit-cutting deal. Last week, Obama proposed tax increases of almost $2 trillion over the coming decade – chiefly by ending Bush-era cuts on individual income exceeding $200,000 and year and family income exceeding $250,000. The budget group’s advisers include many Democratic deficit hawks and Republicans unafraid to advocate for higher taxes. The group acknowledged plenty of wiggle room in the study since many of the candidates’ proposals are vague or haven’t been reviewed by official sources, like the Congressional Budget Office. The Tax Policy Center, a respected joint project of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, provided the basis for many of the estimates of the candidates’ tax proposals. The group offers three different scenarios for each candidate, which incorporated different assumptions that depend on how vague or specific a candidate’s proposals are. The group chiefly trumpeted an “intermediate” scenario that represented the group’s best estimate of the candidate’s budget plans.

With cameras, informants, New York Police Department eyed mosques NEW YORK (AP) — When a Danish newspaper published inflammatory cartoons of Prophet Muhammad in September 2005, Muslim communities around the world erupted in outrage. Violent mobs took to the streets in the Middle East. A Somali man even broke into the cartoonist’s house in Denmark with an ax. In New York, thousands of miles away, it was a different story. At the Masjid Al-Falah in Queens, one leader condemned the cartoons but said Muslims should not resort to violence. Speaking at the Masjid Dawudi mosque in Brooklyn, another called on Muslims to speak out against the cartoons, but peacefully. The sermons, all protected under the First Amendment to the Constitution, were reported back to the NYPD by the department’s network of mosque informants. They were compiled in police intelligence reports and summarized for Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. Those documents offer the first glimpse of what the NYPD’s informants — known informally as “mosque crawlers” — gleaned from inside the houses of worship. And, along with hundreds of pages of other secret NYPD documents obtained by The Associated Press, they show police targeting mosques and their congregations with tactics normally reserved for criminal organizations. They did so in ways that brushed against – and civil rights lawyers say at times violated – a federal court order restricting how police can gather intelligence. The NYPD Intelligence Division snapped pictures and collected license plate numbers of congregants as they arrived to pray. Police mounted cameras on light poles and aimed them at mosques. Plainclothes detectives mapped and photographed mosques and listed the ethnic makeup of those who prayed there. “It seems horrible to me that the NYPD is treating an entire religious community as potential terrorists,” said civil rights lawyer Jethro Eisenstein, who reviewed some of the documents and is involved in a decades-old, class-action lawsuit against the police department for spying on protesters and political dissidents. The lawsuit is known as the Handschu case. The documents provide a fuller picture of the NYPD’s unapologetic approach to protecting the city from terrorism. Eisenstein said he believes that at least one document, the summary of statements about the Danish cartoons, showed that the NYPD is not following a court order that prohibits police from compiling records on people who are simply exercising their First Amendment rights. “This is a flat-out violation,” Eisenstein said. “This is


In this Sept. 11, 2002, file photo Imam Omar Abu Namous, right, leads prayer service at the Islamic Center of New York, one of hundreds of religious services held nationally to mourn those killed on Sept. 11. a smoking gun.” Kelly, the police commissioner, has said the NYPD complies with its legal obligations: “We’re following the Handschu guidelines,” Kelly said in October during a rare City Council oversight hearing about the NYPD surveillance of Muslims. The AP has reported for months that the NYPD infiltrated mosques, eavesdropped in cafes and monitored Muslim neighborhoods. New Muslim converts who took Arabic names were compiled in police databases. Recently, the NYPD has come under fire for its tactics. Universities including Yale and Columbia have criticized the department for infiltrating Muslim student groups and trawling their websites. Police put the names of students and academics in reports even when they were not suspected of wrongdoing. And in Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker said he was offended by the NYPD’s secret surveillance of his city’s Muslims. After the AP revelations, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) called on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to look into the NYPD operation in Newark. U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), said the NYPD shouldn’t be operating in New Jersey without notifying local and federal authorities. In a statement, Pascrell said profiling was wrong: “We must focus on behavioral profiling rather ethnic or religious profiling.” NYPD spokesman Paul Browne did not respond to an email seeking comment. Browne has previously de-

nied the NYPD used mosque crawlers or that there was a secret Demographics Unit that monitored daily life in Muslim communities. At a press event on Thursday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg refused to answer questions about the NYPD’s activities. The NYPD spying operations began after the 2001 terror attacks with unusual help from a CIA officer. The agency’s inspector general recently found that relationship problematic but said no laws were broken. Shortly after that report, the CIA decided to cut short the yearlong tour of an operative who was recently assigned to the NYPD.

Kelly, the police commissioner, and Bloomberg have been emphatic that police only follow legitimate leads of criminal activity and do not conduct preventive surveillance in ethnic communities. “If there are threats or leads to follow, then the NYPD’s job is to do it,” Bloomberg said last year. “The law is pretty clear about what’s the requirement, and I think they follow the law. We don’t stop to think about the religion. We stop to think about the threats and focus our efforts there.” But former and current law enforcement officials either involved in or with direct knowledge of these programs say

they did not follow leads. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the secret programs. But the documents support their claims. Officials say that David Cohen, the deputy commissioner for intelligence, was at the center of the efforts to spy on the mosques. “Take a big net, throw it out, catch as many fish as you can and see what we get,” one in-

vestigator recalled Cohen saying. The effort highlights one of the most difficult aspects of policing in the age of terrorism. Solving crimes isn’t enough. Police are expected to identify would-be terrorists and move in before they can attack. There are no universally agreed upon warning signs for terrorism. Terrorists have used Internet cafes, stayed in hostels, worked out at gyms, visited travel agencies, attended student groups and prayed at mosques. So, the NYPD monitored those areas. In doing so, they monitored many innocent people as they went about their daily lives. Using plainclothes officers from the Demographics Unit, police swept Muslim neighborhoods and catalogued the location of mosques, identifying them on maps with crescent moon icons, the well-known symbol of Islam. The ethnic makeup of each congregation was logged as police fanned out across the city and outside their jurisdiction, into suburban Long Island and areas of New Jersey. “African American, Arab, Pakistani,” police wrote beneath the photo of one mosque in Newark. “Mosque in private house without any signs. Observed 25 to 30 worshipers exiting after Jumma prayers,” police wrote beneath another Newark mosque photo. As the Demographics Unit catalogued Internet cafes, hostels, grocers and travel agencies, officers noted how close the businesses were to mosques. Investigators looked at mosques as the center of Muslim life. All their connections had to be known.

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Annual teacher evaluations a must It’s probably well-known that our public school system is in need of improvement. According to, one in four West Virginia high school students will dropout. How can our state’s economy improve when such a large number of West Virginians lack a basic high school education? While it is nearly impossible to monitor students’ home lives, the state can monitor the effectiveness of teachers. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin

is hoping to do just that with his new bill, House Bill 4236 and Senate Bill 372. The bill will require teachers to undergo an annual evaluation based partly on standardized test scores and student growth. It will also include a teacher mentoring program. Some argue that it is unfair to put such a strenuous burden on teachers when they can’t control students’ behavior or activities outside of classrooms.

But, far too many teachers in the school system allow students to be passed on to the next grade without ensuring the students have the necessary tools for success. The evaluations should be reasonable for the teachers – the state shouldn’t expect miracles to be made in a year’s time. But, the evaluations would give teachers the incentive to work with each other and create more effective curriculums that coincide with each other.

Annually evaluating teachers will force them to care about the progress of each student. Theoretically, we think of all teachers as the driving force behind every student’s dreams, aspirations and successes. Given the pathetic dropout rates of our state, it is foolish to think all West Virginia teachers fit this theoretical mold. There are other ways to improve teacher performance – such as paying teachers higher

wages to attract more qualified individuals – but this is a good step forward. The bill should be passed in hopes of offering students a better future. This bill probably will not be a fix-all solution to our states’ public education problem. But, if the teachers who aren’t giving students the required attention and motivation are weeded out, it can only help.

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Healthcare law harms individual freedom, equality garrett hunter columnist

Let the healthcare dispute begin. Last month President Obama announced that religious organizations would have to provide employees with health insurance policies that cover contraception at no charge. The decree falls under the Department of Health and Human Services’ powers, thanks to the president’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – otherwise known as Obamacare. Because many of the affected groups morally oppose birth control, the decision drew fierce criticism from the religious community. Priests, rabbis and others across the country have rightly argued that being required to fund contraception violates their freedom of conscience. In response to the outrage, President Obama devised an “accommodation.” According to the new plan, religious organizations are no longer required to provide their employees with contraception coverage. Instead, the burden has been shifted to the organizations’ insurance companies, whose plans must now cover contraception for free. Although the switch seems to have bought the president some political cover, it does nothing to change the moral dilemma at hand. Religious groups are still forced to deal with insurance companies that cover birth control. Furthermore, while the employers are technically no longer paying for their employees’ birth control, insurance companies will pass along the costs indirectly. Putting aside the fact the president’s alleged concession solves nothing, the debate this issue has sparked continues to overlook some vital points. Nearly every participant in this dispute has taken one of

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, announces the revamp of his contraception policy requiring religious institutions to fully pay for birth control, Feb. 10. two sides: women’s rights or religious freedom. To be clear, this issue threatens a woman’s right to contraception in no way whatsoever. Women are and will remain perfectly free to use their preferred method of birth control. The question is who will pay for it. This is where the real rights violations arise. Under the Affordable Care Act, private parties are legally required to provide certain services for others. In this case, faithbased employers must subsidize their employees’ use of birth control. This particular case clearly violates the employers’ religious rights, but

the underlying principle extends much further. The idea that the federal government can legitimately force citizen A to serve citizen B in any capacity flies in the face of individual liberty. Suppose Congress passed a law requiring you to wash my car for free every other Saturday. Failure to do so would get you a heavy fine. Wouldn’t you object to such a law? Strip away the moralistic rhetoric about protecting consumers, and healthcare mandates are no different than car-washing mandates. Both unjustly compel one party to supply another with goods or services against their will.

As conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer aptly puts it, this is “government by presidential fiat.” Just as important, these executive decrees violate the long-standing American ideal of human equality. Legally forcing one group of Americans to serve another, for whatever reason, subordinates the former group to the latter. It grants favored classes certain entitlements that others must sacrifice time and money to provide. Such a system must be seen as the morally repulsive scheme that it is. Un f o r t u nat e l y , these broader issues have largely

been lost in the debate over contraception coverage. Both sides claim to support individual rights, whether it’s the right to birth control or the right to religious freedom. Despite each side’s passion, this firestorm isn’t about contraception. It’s about individual liberty versus federal coercion. Catholic groups can’t be legitimately forced to pay for their workers’ contraception anymore than you can legitimately be forced to wash my car – religious beliefs have nothing to do with it. We as autonomous individuals have an unalienable right to live our lives as we see fit,


provided we don’t harm others in doing so. Healthcare mandates trample that right. This isn’t the first controversy to develop over the monolithic Affordable Care Act, and it certainly won’t be the last. As these debates unfold, Americans must stop tinkering around the law’s edges and begin questioning its underlying assumption that Washington can justly force citizens to provide and purchase certain services from one another. This discussion is long overdue and will hopefully encourage people to think a little harder about the proper role of government in society.

General Motors’ record monthly profit is overblown srivats satish the daily campus university of connecticut

Last Thursday automaker General Motors posted its largest ever annual profit of $7.6 billion dollars in net income in 2011. Only two years apart from a controversial bailout that is still argued to this day, GM’s comeback has been hailed as one of America’s greatest economic turnarounds postrecession and this profit will surely make its way into the political debate surrounding the bailouts. However, taking politics of the bailout out of the discussion; one can conclude that despite some positives, GM’s business still underperformed this past fourth quarter and the company still has a


long way to go in order to truly be deserving of such positive recognition. GM’s stock value declined by nearly 26 percent from February 2011 to February 2012, even with decreased production from competitors such as Honda and Toyota, due to the Japanese tsunami. It still faces problems in regards to its global pension plan that is under-funded by $24.5 billion. GM also struggled in regards to sales outside of North America, as it posted a $747 million pretax loss in Europe and a $122 million pretax loss in South America, while only earning $1.9 billion in Asia which is down from 2010 sales. GM was also able to write off taxes due to a loss carry over of $46.4 billion dollars and avoided paying the $2.98 billion dollars in taxes they would have theoretically under the 39.2 percent U.S. corporate tax

rate. That would have resulted in net income of little over $4.5 billion, hardly a record. GM faces many problems going forward, but their weak sales in China and the excessive optimism reported by the press for baby steps has really blurred the picture of what they are and what they aren’t. A significant chunk of the $7.2 billion profit from last year came from cost cutting measures, specifically wage cuts. New hires at GM face a 50 percent wage cut from what they would’ve earned in the past. Health care benefits for current and retired workers are being cut and the company has frozen pay and shrunk bonuses for all of its salaried employees. To try to soothe investor concerns about their underfunded pension program, GM has also worked to transition

future retirement contributions from traditional pension payments into 401(k) plans. Savings of this nature might bolster short term stock prices and depict an optimistic outlook, but the fact that GM is struggling in international sales bleaks the outlook for their potential growth. They are planning to increase profitability in Europe mainly through factory and job cuts, signaling that they’ve lost that market to better competitors and are in no position to expand. Furthermore, in a world where GM would have to pay back it’s bailout money, have to pay taxes and compete against strong Japanese manufacturers, it’s safe to say that GM’s “record profits” and miraculous recovery aren’t all that they are cracked up to be. The Chevy volt, GM’s supposed innovative attempt at

a plug-in electric vehicle has failed to sell, and has even been probed by the government due to a knack for catching on fire. This struggle in innovation hasn’t been remedied two years after the bail out. The hybrid car market is still dominated by Toyota. Throw in Honda’s and Hyundai’s hybrid vehicles and even Ford’s Fusion hybrid, it is very evident that GM faces an incredible deal of competition, and thus far hasn’t been able to outperform its competitors to be considered a toptier auto manufacturer. Although GM has made gains over the past two years that should be recognized, mainstream news titles of “record profits for GM” are misleading. These types of titles are prone to gain more attention than titles such as “GM is improving” and are con-

structed for easy linkage into politics. GM still faces a great deal of problems. GM over time will either sink or swim depending on its ability to innovate and compete in international markets. Cost cuts, though necessary and beneficial in the short term, are not the panacea to slow overseas growth, and GM’s ability to compete with strong firms such as Toyota will be dictated by their success or failure in innovation and increased sales in the emerging markets. With an improving balance sheet, committed management and increased investment into research and development, GM will have a chance to prove their critics wrong in the future, but lets not call mission accomplished before its actually accomplished.

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BORN TODAY This year you demonstrate your skills with dealing with financial changes. If you feel fortunate, buy a lottery ticket. Remain in tune with your budget, even if someone is talking about a risk. Do not create a problem. If you are single, be careful, as your work could become far less of a priority if you meet that special person. Romance flourishes through May and into 2013. Power plays take on an important role when relating to others. If you are attached, learn not to play into a sweetie’s controlling ways. Be nonreactive. ARIES might become very pushy. Learn the word “no.”

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHH You see life from another perspective. An early upset could be somewhat difficult to come back from. It hits you harder than it does most people. Discussions evolve, and you will see the other side of a situation. Tonight: Chill out at dinner.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHHH The fire associated with your sign comes out full blast. You need to handle a personal matter differently, especially if it revolves around a power play. Listen to what is being shared. Tonight: Act like it is Friday night.

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH You hear news that gets you going this morning. Detach rather than react. You will make better decisions as a result. You might feel as if you have to do too much. Be careful about changing your schedule; you could upset a key person. Tonight: Opt for something different.

CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HH Others don’t know what ails you, but they recognize that you are not feeling up to snuff. You might be suppressing more emotions than you realize, creating a withdrawn attitude. You will see a situation far differently if you relax and open up. Tonight: Refuse to get caught up in a power play.

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Observe a tendency to do the unexpected or to experience quiet jolts in your life. Strap on your seatbelt. A powerful person in your life could be difficult and controlling. You just might decide to walk away. Tonight: All smiles. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHH Take your time making a decision. You might not be able to honor a request from your in-laws or someone at a distance. It is possible that your saying “no” could cause a problem when you least expect it. Be willing to see a situation through another person’s eyes. Tonight: Head home. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHHH Zero in on your priorities and find out where your supporters are. A problem with a partner or loved one could force you to make a change. Refuse to get into a power play at all costs. You won’t win.

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH Remain sensitive to a boss or higher-up who means a lot to you. Discussions occur on a one-on-one level that help resolve a problem. Everyone wants events to happen his or her way. Avoid a power play by walking away from a controlling individual. Tonight: Be a duo. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH Others are direct and know what they want. You could feel unusually tense when dealing with a key person. You sense a hidden agenda. Do not play into what you cannot see. Respond only to what is agreed upon. Tonight: Where the fun is. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH Pace yourself and take your time; you will complete what is needed with more precision. Communication forces you to take a different look at a situation, whether you are open to it or not. Try to control your intensity. Tonight: Indulge in a fa-

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH Keep communication open. You might hear something that is so surprising, that even you need to sit down. Flex and get into the spontaneity of the moment. You might be more controlling than you think. Note your reaction to a change. Tonight: Meet friends. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHH You might see a situation much differently because of a change with your finances. You pull the wild card financially. Do not indulge a knee-jerk reaction. Look to the long-term. A friend might push too hard to have you follow his or her lead. Tonight: Treat a friend to munchies and a drink. BORN TODAY Co-founder of Apple Steve Jobs (1955), singer George Thorogood (1950), Connecticut senator Joe Lieberman (1942)


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ACROSS 1 Woolly grazers 5 It follows John 9 Defunct Olympic sport 13 Dieter’s snack? 16 On __ with 17 Crop production toast? 18 5’7” Spud who won an NBA Slam Dunk contest 19 Words before coming or out 20 Telegraph sound 21 Lover of Psyche 22 Artist’s pad 25 Ability to detect a certain orientation 27 Not like at all 30 PLO part 32 Boxing statistic 33 Actress Thurman 34 Saint in red 36 Raised entrance area 38 Ave. paralleling Park 39 Useless footwear 41 Switz. neighbor 42 Soul 44 Waist-length jackets 45 Gray gp. 46 Stray chasers 48 Not own outright, with “on” 49 Pique 50 Debate choices 52 Piano sonatas, usually 54 It covers all the bases 55 Tuna of the Pacific 57 Golden __ 61 Rice from New Orleans 62 Buckaroo at sea? 65 It has banks in Germany and Poland 66 Dance and theater in Texas? 67 Red areas, once: Abbr. 68 Case workers, briefly 69 The greater part DOWN 1 Do some glass cutting, perhaps 2 “Take it easy!” 3 Goes astray 4 Declining from old age 5 Bavarian carp? 6 Friend of Fidel 7 Knotted 8 Mistletoe piece

9 Played with, in a way 10 One giving pep talks between acts of “Carmen”? 11 Maternity ward? 12 Balls 14 __-1: “Ghostbusters” auto 15 Relatively cool red giant 23 Fail in business 24 With 35-Down, fairs, and a hint to making sense of this puzzle’s pairs of adjacent 10-letter answers 26 Acknowledgments 27 Pacific dance 28 Pews, at times? 29 Intersection where cabs hang out? 31 Joie de vivre 34 Tropical ring-tailed critter 35 See 24-Down 37 H.S. sophs may take it 40 Basie’s “__’Clock Jump” 43 Auto club employees 47 Hot tea hazard 49 Ojibwa home

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Academy Awards: Best Foreign Language Films reviewed

‘Rundshop (Bullhead)’ Matthias Schoenaerts Jeroen Perceval Jeanne Dandoy


Every year there is so much hype surrounding the “Big Five” Academy Awards – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay – it’s easy to overlook the other categories. While these awards are important, only seeing the films nominated in five of the 24 categories cannot give you a complete representation of what innovative and beautiful films 2011 had to offer. Don’t get caught up in the spectacle surrounding the Big Five this year, check out some of the other films up for nomination. A good place to start in your exploration of other nominees is within the category of Best Foreign Language Film. The other awards represent the best of the best in English-language films, but this category offers literally a world of competition that the films generally reflect. Below you’ll find synopses of this year’s fantastic nominees.

‘Monsieur Lazhar’ Mohamed Fellag Sophie Nelisse Emilien Neron

“Bullhead” – Belgium Already the recipient of multiple awards, “Bullhead” tells the complicated story of steroid abusing, cattle farm patriarch Jacky Vanmarsenille. Jacky gets involved in the criminal activity of injecting hormones in his product to make the cattle more marketable. In the midst of his crooked dealings with a mafia-like hormone supplier a government agent investigating beef production is killed, and Jacky is reunited with a childhood friend. As the film unfolds we learn what consequences Jacky will face for his shady deeds while also being made aware of a childhood incident that brought Jacky to this point in his life. The story is complex and interesting, and the shots of the Belgian countryside are exquisite, but the single best thing about the entire movie is the performance of Matthias Schoenaerts, who plays Jacky. His portrayal of a man traumatized as a child is heartbreakingly convincing. Schoenaerts spent two years building muscle to play the steroid-addled Jacky, and

‘A Separation’ Peyman Maadi Leila Hatami Sareh Bayat

his efforts produce the desired effect. He is intimidatingly large, and his rage and power are palpable, so that his mannerisms are often reminiscent of a bull. “Bullhead” is worth seeing if only to see an actor at his best – living and breathing his role. “Monsieur Lazhar” - Canada This dramatic French-Canadian nominee is the touching story of an Algerian immigrant, Bachir Lazhar (Mohamed Fellag), hired to teach at an elementary school in Montreal after the previous teacher ended her life. The film works with two major issues, which are the impact a teacher can have on a child’s life and the effects of the particularly rough life Monsieur Lazhar lived in his native country. Monsieur Lazhar has experienced a personal tragedy of his own before coming to Montreal in which his wife and two children were murdered. This aspect of the film shines a light on the similarities between Lazhar and his students and the ways people learn to cope and move on. While the immigration is-


Lior Ashkenazi Shlomo Bar-Aba Yuval Scharf

sues and conflicts with unconcerned parents are frustrating throughout the story, Fellag maintains a character who is optimistic in the face of unfortunate odds and who serves as inspiration for anyone experiencing loss.

‘In Darkness’

Robert Wieckiewicz Benno Furmann Agnieszka Grochowska

tradition and the past. “Footnote” – Israel It seems the Academy is fond of familial dramas this year, because “Footnote” is the Israeli nominee about competition between a father and his son. Eliezer Shkolnik (Shlomo Bar-Aba) and his son Uriel (Lior Ashkenazi) are both expert scholars in their field of Talmudic studies. Eliezer is never recognized for his labors, whereas Uriel is always receiving praise. That is, until one day when Eliezer learns he will be awarded the highest honor he could receive. When his father is finally gaining some success Uriel must determine whether his drive for his own success should outweigh the accomplishments of the man in whose footsteps he follows Because this film hits on the old oedipal anxieties but twists them in a new way, this bleakly funny tale is sure to be an enduring addition to this common motif.

“A Separation” – Iran “A Separation” is an intense, yet personal Iranian drama about the ramifications of a dissolving marriage. Simin (Leila Hatami) wants to leave Iran, and she wants to do so with her husband, Nader (Peyman Maadi), and daughter, Termeh (Sarina Farhadi). However, her husband stubbornly resists this because of a sense of loyalty he feels to his father, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. Feeling frustrated at her husband’s insistence on staying, Simin files for divorce. However, because she still loves her husband and can identify no real faults in his character, officials will not grant them the divorce. And, so they decide to separate. The rest of the film details “In Darkness” – Poland Of all the film directors on the way their relationship unravels in a way that makes this list, you may be familviewers question why we of- iar with Agnieszka Holland’s ten feel we have “duties” to work, as she is responsible

for such films as “Europa, Europa” and “The Secret Garden.” If you know her work, you know she is at her best when relating grim stories, and “In Darkness” is no exception. The film is based on the true story of morally questionable sewer worker Leopold Socha’s (Robert Wieckiewicz) discovery of a small group of Jewish people trying to escape as the ghettos are being emptied. Seeing an opportunity for financial gain, Socha agrees to hide the escapees underground in the sewers, but finds himself questioning his motives as he comes into contact with the people he is protecting. While its similarity to other holocaust films such as “Schindler’s List” might make this seem like another in a long list, the moral dilemma is more fleshed out in this film than in many of its predecessors. And, although Socha initially has questionable motives, it’s always interesting to learn about another person willing to risk their personal well-being in the face of the evil that was the holocaust. daa&

Nostalgic Oscars party like it’s the 1920s LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar show producer Brian Grazer says that the Hollywood & Highland Center, the hall formerly known as the Kodak where the ceremony takes place, will be redesigned to resemble a “timeless movie theater.” It’s a fitting transformation on a night whose key nominees are “Hugo” and “The Artist,” two love songs to forebears of the flickering image. Set amid the transition from silent cinema to talking pictures in the late 1920s, “The Artist” is the best-picture favorite and would become the only silent movie to win top honors since the first Oscar show 83 years ago. The leader with 11 nominations, “Hugo” was made by Martin Scorsese, arguably Hollywood’s biggest cheerleader for the rediscovery and preservation of early films. Adapted from Brian Selznick’s children’s book “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” the film centers on a boy and girl in 1930s Paris who unravel a mystery surrounding French film pioneer Georges Melies (Ben Kingsley), whose fantastical silent-era shorts of 100 years ago or more are recreated by Scorsese using the best technology modern digital Hollywood has to offer. Known for tough, violent adult stories such as “Raging Bull” and best-picture winner “The Departed,” Scorsese clearly had a ball making his first digital 3-D film. Using today’s technology to revisit the past also imparted a sense of the innovation required by Melies to make his films in the first place. “Every time we put the camera in a position I wanted, we discovered new ways to do things or wrong ways to do things,” Scorsese said. “We had to rediscover how to make movies every day, every setup.” “The Artist” is right behind with 10 nominations and also is favored to win best director for French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius. People thought he was a little soft in the head a few years ago when Hazanavicius pitched his idea of making a black-and-white silent film the way almost no one has since the 1920s. Modern dabblers in silent cinema often take an avant-

garde approach, but Hazanavicius wanted to make something for general audiences. After all, there was a time when silent movies were the only game in town, and Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton and D.W. Griffith were the blockbuster filmmakers of their era. Writer-director Hazanavicius settled on a comic melodrama following the decline of a silentfilm superstar (best-actor nominee Jean Dujardin), whose career crumbles in the sound era and who finds a guardian angel in a rising talent (Berenice Bejo, a supporting-actress contender and Hazanavicius’ real-life romantic partner). “One of my concerns was how people are going to react to a silent movie now,” Hazanavicius said. “I thought it was easier for people to accept, to see a silent movie if the subject is about a silent actor. As an audience, to say, `OK, it’s a silent actor, it’s a silent movie. Why not? That makes sense.’” On a nostalgia-tinged night, it also makes sense that Billy Crystal returns as Oscar host for the first time in eight years. The most-beloved modern Oscar emcee, Crystal is back for his ninth time, second only to Bob Hope, who was host at 19 ceremonies. Along with “Hugo” and “The Artist,” which span the early 1900s through the 1930s, key nominees cover the last century, from Steven Spielberg’s World War I saga “War Horse” to Stephen Daldry’s Sept. 11-themed drama “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” and Alexander Payne’s contemporary family story “The Descendants.” All are among the nine bestpicture contenders, joined by Woody Allen’s romantic fantasy “Midnight in Paris,” which time travels from today to the 1920s and earlier; Tate Taylor’s Deep South drama “The Help,” set at the start of the 1960s civilrights movement; Bennett Miller’s baseball story “Moneyball,” chronicling the Oakland A’s efforts to build a winning team on a penny-pinching budget; and Terrence Malick’s family drama “The Tree of Life,” an elegiac tale largely set in the 1950s, with sweeping glimpses back to the dawn of creation. The latter two star Brad Pitt,

a best-actor nominee for “Moneyball.” The A-list crowd also includes acting nominees George Clooney for “The Descendants,” Meryl Streep for the Margaret Thatcher story “The Iron Lady,” Glenn Close for the Irish drama “Albert Nobbs” and Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh for the Marilyn Monroe tale “My Week with Marilyn.” Williams as Monroe and Branagh as Laurence Olivier bring another dose of old-time Hollywood to Sunday’s show, their film chronicling the uneasy collaboration between the screen legends on the set of the 1957 romance “The Prince and the Showgirl.” The record-holder with 17 acting nominations, Golden Globe winner Streep looked like an early favorite to claim her third Oscar, which would be almost its own bit of nostalgia: She hasn’t won in nearly three decades. But at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, one of the mostaccurate forecasts for Oscar night, Viola Davis beat Streep for best actress for her role as a maid taking a stand against racial prejudice in 1960s Mississippi in “The Help.” While Davis and Streep are in a showdown for best actress, “The Artist” star Dujardin and “The Descendants” star Clooney, playing a father weighed down by family crises, are in a two-man race for best actor. Dujardin won the SAG honor and a Golden Globe for musical or comedy performance, while Clooney was the recipient of the Globe for dramatic actor. SAG recipient Christopher Plummer is the front-runner for supporting actor as an elderly dad who comes out as gay in “Beginners,” and at 82, he would become the oldest acting winner ever. Davis’ costar - Octavia Spencer, playing a brash fellow maid in “The Help” - also won at SAG and looks like a rock-solid winner for supporting actress. An Oscar would cap a venerable career for Plummer and mark an abrupt career transformation for Spencer, who toiled in small parts for years before her breakout role in “The Help.” “I’m an Oscar nominee. I love saying that,” Spencer said. “So whatever happens, I can always say that.”


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Street Style: WVU Student Style John Perry

Senior | Theatre

“I’m wearing my dance clothes right now; wool socks with my WVU dance pants, American Apparel v-neck and this flannel I picked up at the Goodwill, the boots are from ALDO. When I’m on campus my style priority is comfort first. When I’m not on campus and running around, I’m pretty urban preppy. ”


Sophomore | International studies “I’m wearing pants from American Apparel and a sweater from H&M. I would describe my style as street style. A lot of my influences are from British models and musicians; the UK influences me a lot, I really like the style of Alice Dellal.”

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Makeup: Go bold or go home Christina Gutierrez


The newest trends in makeup this season are to be extreme. In other words, go bold or go home. At this year’s New York Fashion Week, models sported an array of differently shaped and colored clothing. The makeup that accompanied was no different. With this season’s designers having been inspired by the basic nude-or-natural colors for clothing, the focus has shifted toward the boldness in makeup. One of the key features is a bright red lip. So many women don’t think they can pull off red lipstick. That, of course, is not at all true. The trick is to know what shade best suits your skin tone and, perhaps most importantly, what will fit your ensemble. Keep in mind what statements designers like Michael Kors were making this year and keep

your outfit as simple as possible. A pair of blue jeans and white T-shirt may seem boring and bland- lacking the perfect accessory. So, the next time you find yourself in this predicament, reach for a great tube of lipstick and not that clunky necklace you’ve been holding onto so dearly all year. When picking your shade, never rule out a color. Pick the color you want and decide whether it should be a darker or lighter tone. A general rule of thumb is the lighter the skin, the darker and brighter the shade should be. Save the neon and pastels for August. If you’re still not comfortable with the red lipstick just yet, do the complete opposite. Try a nude shade with a bold, loud patterned outfit or heavy eye makeup. Despite popular belief, it is possible to wear a lot of makeup without showing it. In fact, sometimes it takes more makeup to get that perfect, fresh-faced look. And if you’re really ready for the summer and the wonder-

ful, natural glow it brings, play up your skin. Make sure to moisturize. Try a tinted shade. CoverGirl and Maybelline, for example, have tons of great shades. Next choose a bronzer with a little shimmer, lightly brush it over your face and darker under cheekbones and beside the eyes. A nice, pinkish blush across the cheekbone will give you that perfect sun-kissed looked the Donna Karan models from fashion week. Lastly, try a light shimmery shade all over eyelids, use the same bronzer as definition in the crease and finish off with a thick coat of dark mascara on corners and bottom lashes. These simple tips will make your eyes look bigger and cheekbones look higher. When shopping for this quickly approaching spring season, remember what you wear on your face is equally as, if not more, important than what goes on your body. daa&

Cirque Dreams come true at CAC by Christina Gutierrez A&E WRITER

The West Virginia University Arts’ Series will be presenting the highly anticipated, Cirque Dreams’ “Pop Goes the Rock,” at the Creative Arts Center March 4. “Pop Goes the Rock” is the latest production of the critically acclaimed Cirque Dreams brand. Having performed everywhere from Las Vegas to Broadway, Cirque Dreams has generated a following in Morgantown. “Previous appearances by Cirque Dreams have sold out, so we knew the WVU and Morgantown audiences connected with the performances and enjoyed them,” said David Ryan, public relations specialist for WVU Arts & Entertainment. The upcoming performance has proven that the desire to see the show has not declined in the least. “Cirque Dreams’ shows are known for being energetic

and incredible performances, so we’re expecting the soldout crowd to have an exciting time,” Ryan said. The incredible performance will feature a variety show with more than 100 costumed characters with mash-ups of some of the centuries’ most popular pop and rock hits. In addition to the unique combination of musical mashups, Cirque Dreams is perhaps most noted for their impressive performance acts like daring aerialists and gravity defying balancers. The team works diligently all year around to create an unforgettable and exciting performance each time. “Cirque Dreams’ shows are bright, colorful and guaranteed to entertain. Everything from set design and costuming add to the heights already set by the performances themselves,” Ryan said. The show is not one to be missed, and the thousand-plus Morgantown res-

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idents who enthusiastically awaited the arrival of the now completely sold-out Cirque Dreams show will not be disappointed. “The fact these shows all sell out is a testament to how incredible these performers are and how audiences connect with them. Because of the range in musical selections and captivating colors and stunts, the performances welcome all ages. “It’s a show we think the whole family can enjoy. Incredible acrobatic stunts, extravagant costumes and music from generation. There’s something for everyone,” Ryan said. Cirque Dreams’ “Pop Goes the Rock” will be held at the WVU Creative Arts Center on March 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are currently soldout. For more information call the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices. daa&

Senior | Print journalism

“I’m wearing J Brand jeans and my shoes are Dolce Vita. My scarf is from a thrift store and my coat I’ve had for years, is Calvin Klein. I like to get dressed up but at the same time keep it casual. I go thrift store shopping a lot, and I just work my style around crazy things. The earrings I’m wearing are my moms from the 80’s.”



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WVU symphony orchestra plays with WVU viola professor Andrea Priester Houde at the Lyell B. Clay Theatre Thursday evening.

BY Noelle Harris A&E Correspondent

The West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra continued its 2011-12 performance season Thursday night. The WVUSO is comprised is comprised of both WVU students and community residents. They performed of Antonin Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 8 in G Major,“ “Christmas Dance” from “Suite for Viola and Orchestra” by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Bedrich Smetana’s “Vltana”

(“The Moldau”). Smetana completed Vltava in late 1874. It was first performed in Prague in April 1875. Vltava is the second in a cycle of six tone poems entitled Ma Vlast (My Country) that was composed between 1874 and 1879. Smetana first became intrigued with the idea of composing a symphonic tone poem during an 1857 visit to Weimar where he met Franz Liszt and heard Liszt’s tone poem Die Ideale. WVU viola professor Andrea Priester Houde, made

her WVUSO debut with Max Bruch’s “Romance for Viola and Orchestra.” Houde, an assistant professor of viola is an active performer for the West Virginia Piano Quartet, and she was the former Principal Viola for the Lancaster Symphony. She also performed for nine years with the Maryland Symphony. Houde was an instructor of viola at the University of Delaware for five years before coming to WVU. Her versatility has led to such opportunities as per-

forming tango with Astor Piazzolla’s god son, Marcelo Nisinman, and playing in a rock band on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center. “This symphony has both its moments of gleaming sunshine and dark turmoil,” said conductor Mitchell Arnold, director of Orchestral Studies at WVU in a press release. “Dvorak pours out melodies with great ease and love of life. It is a symphony which speaks for the Czech spirit.” Arnold received a doc-

torate in conducting from Northwestern University and has an extensive background in new music. Before coming to WVU, he was director of orchestras at Northern Illinois University and assistant director of orchestras at Northwestern University. He has also served on the faculties at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music. Houde, an assistant professor of viola is an active performer for the West Virginia Piano Quartet, and

she was the former Principal Viola for the Lancaster Symphony. She also performed for nine years with the Maryland Symphony. The West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra will be continuing their performance schedule on March 14th and April 19th in the Lyell B. Clay Theatre at the Creative Arts Center. For more information on upcoming WVU student music performances, you can visit daa&

‘Come Fly Away’ comes to CAC By Elizabeth Finley A&E Writer

There’s a new Broadway musical making its way to Morgantown this spring. “Come Fly Away” is the creative vision of Twyla Tharp. In the musical, Tharp utilizes classic songs performed by Frank Sinatra. The show is part of the West Virginia University Arts’ Series and is made possible by a special arrangement with the Frank Sinatra Family and Frank Sinatra Enterprises The musical features a live, onstage big band to accompany Tharp’s famous choreography. The storyline is one that everyone can relate to – it’s about different couples falling in and out of love. As the musical progresses, the 14 dancers learn lifelong lessons about love and loss; the audience sees all the stages of a young relationship – from the first kiss to the final, bittersweet goodbye. As with any musical,

“Come Fly Away” is obviously all about the music. The production features a wide array of Sinatra’s famous works, such as “Fly Me to the Moon,” “My Way,” “New York, New York” and “Witchcraft.” And, of course, the namesake song “Come Fly with Me” is featured as well. Richard Zoglin, from Time Magazine, has claimed that “Come Fly Away delivers the purest jolt of pleasure to be found on a Broadway stage.” Similarly, Charles Isherwood of The New York Times has called it “spectacular and dazzling!” and said that Twyla Tharp’s electrifying celebration of the music of Frank Sinatra will sweep you up in a complete spell.” The show is coming to the WVU Creative Arts Center March 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at or by calling 304-293-SHOW. daa&

Sequel to viral video released After the popularity of the his first YouTube video “S--Nobody Says at WVU,” Patrick Cushing has released “S-- Nobody Says at WVU- The Sequel.” “I honestly enjoy putting the videos together. Being able to share one big inside joke with the WVU community is a pretty cool feeling,” Cushing said. Some of the inside jokes in the sequel video include “ I actually think I’m going to go to night class instead of Fallfest. Yeah, I knew there was a pool in E. Moore Hall.

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There aren’t enough stairs on campus.” Cushing’s video is based off the YouTube meme of “S-- nobody says.” Cushing is a native of Morgantown and graduated from Morgantown High School in 2009. He is a member of the club soccer team and a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He is studying exercise physiology with plans of attending medical school. You can watch the video at — cng



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West Virginia looks to bounce back from loss against No. 10 Marquette By John terry managing Editor

WVU forward Kevin Jones is averaging 13. 5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in his career against Marquette.

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Less than 48 hours after suffering its worse this season, the West Virginia men’s basketball team will be playing for its season tonight against No. 10 Marquette. The Golden Eagles have won 11 of their last 12 games, including their last four. “Obviously, you’d like to have more than one day to prepare,” said West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins. “They’ve just done a great job. They’re constantly in attack mode.” West Virginia is in desperate need of a win in order to lock up a spot in its fifthstraight NCAA tournament. It has lost six of its last eight games and slipped in a tie for ninth place in the Big East Conference with a 7-8 record. Marquette’s last four wins have come over DePaul, Cincinnati, Connecticut, and Rutgers. The average margin of victory? 15.5 points. And it’s scoring 76.9 points per game this season. West Virginia is scoring just 72.3 points per game but has scored less than 60 in two of its last four games. “When you score a basket and you want to look at your mother and wave and they’ll run by you,” Huggins said. “They’re extremely aggressive, and they’ve got a lot of interchangeable players and (head coach Buzz Williams) does a great job of rotating those interchangeable players.” Marquette has eight players averaging 17 minutes per game. It’s led by senior Darius JohnsonOdom who is scoring 18.7 points per game and is shooting 45.4 percent from the field, including a 40 percent mark from 3-point range. Jae Crowder is the only other player on the roster averaging double-figure scoring with 17.1 points per game, and

he leads the team with 7.7 rebounds as well. Between Johnson-Odom and Crowder, the two have connected on 115 of Marquette’s 166 3-pointers this season. The Mountaineers have struggled as of late from distance. In its previous four games, West Virginia is just 12-of-60. West Virginia senior Kevin Jones will most likely be the key to West Virginia’s success. But Jones, who leads the team averaging 20.3 points and 11.2 rebounds, hasn’t scored 20 points in two games. The last time he failed to score 20 points in back-to-back games was over a three-game stretch between Dec. 28 and Jan. 4. “He’s been phenomenal. We have three returning guys and eight freshmen and obviously we don’t pass the ball very well and we certainly have had times where we forget who Kevin is, I think,” Huggins said. “He’s been great. He has such a great attitude, and he doesn’t force things, he doesn’t try to do things he can’t do.” The Mountaineers are just 6-5 when Jones fails to score 20 points in a game. They’re 11-6 when he does. “He’s been our one constant throughout – he’s been our only constant,” Huggins said. “I don’t think he’s getting the notoriety nationally that he ought to get because he’s not a high-flyer, he just does his job every day and at the end of the day, he’s going to get his 20 and 11 and does it on an incredibly consistent basis and we’ve played a heck of a schedule.” Senior Truck Bryant has started to get back on track after his scoreless performance against Notre Dame Feb. 8. He’s scored 38 points in the last three games, although he is still shooting just 25.6 percent from the field, including a 3-of-17 mark from 3-point range.


Mountaineers ready to head to South Carolina for three games by ben gaughan

associate sports editor

The West Virginia baseball team is taking its talents to Myrtle Beach this weekend for the Caravelle’s Resort Baseball at the Beach tournament. The Mountaineers (3-1) begin the tournament against Virginia Tech Friday at 11 a.m. and continue against N.C. State Saturday at 3 p.m. and George Mason Sunday at 11 a.m. The game against George Mason will be played at Coastal Carolina’s home stadium in Conway, S.C. After coming off of a successful first weekend, West Virginia wants to continue its efficient hitting with runners in scoring position. The Mountaineers actually got outhit by their opponents in all four games last weekend, according matt sunday/the daily athenaeum to head coach Greg Van Zant. Thanks to stellar defense Head coach Greg Van Zant and the West Virginia baseball team will play Virginia Tech, North Carolina State and George Mason this weekend. and timely hitting West Vir-

Four reasons WVU fans shouldn’t be worried yet get to that later.) The best thing about tonight, john Terry though, is that it’s being served managing editor up to West Virginia on a silver platter – a home game, at 9 p.m., and the weather shouldn’t be Wednesday night’s loss by the bad enough to prevent fans from West Virginia men’s basketball filling the Coliseum. team to Notre Dame was ugly. Reason No. 2: There’s plenty It was probably the worst I’ve seen West Virginia play in the of season left to play last four years. And while there’s Four games is an eternity in a no doubt for a need for some basketball season and more than concern about the team’s NCAA enough time for West Virginia tournament status, there’s no to spruce up its already good reneed to be pressing the panic sume for the tournament. As I the button just yet. mentioned above, a win against Marquette would be the perfect Reason No. 1: They can get a scenario for West Virginia, but even if it can’t find a way to get good win tonight The Mountaineers might have the win Friday night, it still has the best opportunity of all of the two winnable games against Debubble teams tonight when they Paul and South Florida. host No. 10 Marquette. A win Tuesday’s Senior Night against the Golden Eagles would against DePaul is a must-win for not only restore some faith back the Mountaineers if they want to into the restless fanbase, but it go dancing. The Blue Demons would also be the win the Moun- are last in the league with a 2-13 taineers need to punch their mark and are just 11-16 overall. ticket into the big dance (assumThe season finale against the ing a win against DePaul – we’ll Bulls on the road is also a win-

nable game, and one that will spruce up the Mountaineer resume. The Bulls have been the surprise of the Big East this season, currently ranked No. 5 with a 10-5 mark and almost pulled the upset against No. 2 Syracuse earlier this week. If West Virginia finishes the season 2-1, it’s most likely in. If it wins all three, it’s in really good shape. Reason No. 3: They can play with the best There’s an easy counter to this argument: “But they can’t beat the top teams.” Of course it would be better if the Mountaineers could’ve notched these wins, but they didn’t. That doesn’t take away that they were competitive in five games against ranked teams this season that they ended up losing. West Virginia lost to No. 7 Baylor by just two points, lost

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ginia won three of its first four games. Redshirt sophomore leftfielder Matt Frazier is leading the team with a .500 batting average and a slugging percentage of .857. The Alum Creek, W.Va., native has seven hits and four RBI’s coming into this weekend’s tournament. Sophomore first-baseman Ryan McBroom also started off hot as well, going 6-for-15 with three doubles, four RBI’s and two runs scored. Van Zant was impressed with his third batter and feels he shows all the right qualities of a leader, both vocally and by example. Due to junior starting catcher Matt Malloy being suspended indefinitely – redshirt freshman catcher Max Nogay caught three of the four games last weekend for the first time ever in his career. The Mountaineers as a team only made three errors in their

first four games, something Van Zant was pleased with because his team is so young and inexperienced. He expects Virginia Tech to be a very tough opponent. “All ACC teams are good teams,” Van Zant said. The Hokies defeated Bradley twice and split games with a good Kennesaw State team. The Mountaineers will have to play a sound, defensive game to come out with an opening win Friday. Virginia Tech is expected to start right-hander Manny Martir, who earned a no-decision in seven innings, allowing one run and recording eight strikeouts in his first start. Van Zant said he may start either redshirt sophomore Marshall Thompson or sophomore Corey Walter against the Hokies. Thompson went six innings with one earned run and five strikeouts in his first matchup. Walter started the

first game of the season against Northwestern, throwing 4.2 innings and giving up nine hits and two earned runs. The Mountaineer defense was solid in the first weekend of the season. The outfielders were diving for fly balls and making big plays, according to Van Zant. The team is looking to keep up the big plays in both the outfield and infield to cap off another winning weekend against some tough opponents. Van Zant has also been fairly impressed with the Mountaineers bullpen so far. Austin Pressly and Pen Nakazato both posted ERA’s of 0.00, while giving up one hit each in a total of five innings combined. West Virginia will look to pitch as many low-scoring games as possible against another ACC team in N.C. State, and George Mason.

Four reasons WVU fans should be getting worried michael carvelli sports editor

West Virginia had another chance to help solidify its NCAA tournament bid Wednesday night against No. 18 Notre Dame. The result was a 71-44 loss in what was possibly the worst performance by a Bob Huggins-coached WVU team. It was the Mountaineers’ sixth loss in eight games and, although the current cold streak might not have been a cause for concern a few weeks ago, that has certainly changed now. Obviously, things can change between now and Selection Sunday, but with the way things are going now, it’s not looking too promising. Reason No. 1: Almost doesn’t cut it Throughout the season,

West Virginia has been close to winning quite a few games against very talented teams. The Mountaineers lost by two points to No. 2 Syracuse and No. 13 Baylor, fell to No. 17 Louisville by three and had second-half leads crumble against Notre Dame and UConn. While nobody is saying any of those losses are bad, all of them are against very good teams that will have a chance to make the tournament – with the exception of the Huskies, who are in the same situation as the Mountaineers. But, unfortunately for West Virginia, the selection committee doesn’t award points for “almost” beating a team. Closing teams out at the end of a game has been a big problem for the Mountaineers all season, and there’s a good chance it could cost them when the brackets come out in a few weeks.

ment resume, it says the Mountaineers are 9-9 against teams in the top 100 of the RPI. But who have those wins been against? The two big wins that look really good are over Kansas State and No. 9 Georgetown. Those are, in my mind, the only ones that will look great for the Mountaineers to the selection committee. Victories against Marshall, Cincinnati, Miami (Fla.), Oral Roberts and Akron don’t look bad, but will it really be enough to make WVU look better than some of the other bubble teams fighting for a spot? Five of those nine wins against top-100 teams have come at the Coliseum and three more (Missouri State, Kansas State and Marshall) were at neutral sites. The only away win in that list was last Thursday’s win over Pittsburgh. The Mountaineers are 1-5 on Reason No. 2: Where are the road against top-100 teams, the resume wins? see carvelli on PAGE 10 If you look at WVU’s tourna-



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Fulham striker Clint Dempsey was one of 16 players based on European teams on the U.S. national team’s 21-man roster going up against Italy next Wednesday.


United States getting ready for friendly match against Italy (AP)— Fulham striker Clint Dempsey and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard were among 16 European-based US players named Thursday to the 21-man American roster for next Wednesday’s football friendly against Italy. Los Angeles Galaxy striker Landon Donovan could play alongside World Cup front-line partner Dempsey for the first time since German legend Jurgen Klinsmann took over last year as coach in the match at Genoa. The Azzurri will be playing their 2012 opener ahead of June’s European Championships in Poland and Ukraine. The Italians have been drawn alongside world champion Spain, Croatia and Republic of Ireland. The Americans enter on a three-game win streak that began with a 3-2 victory over Slo-


Continued from page 9 and 3-6 in true away games. According to the current RPI rankings, WVU’s third-best win after Kansas State and Georgetown came against Oral Roberts in its season-opener. I’m just not sure if that resume will get the Mountaineers in the tournament as of right now. They can get two more wins that will look better than the victory over the Golden Eagles if they can come away with wins over No. 10 Marquette or South Florida. Those wins would go a long way in making their chances much, much better.

venia last November and continued with 1-0 triumphs last month over Venezuela and Panama. “We’re looking forward to having all the European-based players back in the roster and picking up where we left off with them from the Slovenia game,” said Klinsmann. “It’s very important we get these games and in particular playing them on the road. That’s when you really get players out of their comfort zone and they have to deal with a difficult environment on a physical and psychological level. “Our roster is highly competitive and ready to give them a real fight.” Midfielder Michael Bradley is the only member of the US squad who is playing in Italy, having started 22 Serie A matches for Chievo.

Reason No. 3: KJ needs help It seems like every time WVU head coach Bob Huggins speaks to the media, he gives some variation of what he said Thursday during the Big East Conference teleconference. “He’s been great. He has such a great attitude and he doesn’t try to do things he can’t do. He’s been our only constant,” Huggins said. “We’ve played everybody, and KJ has carried us on his back.” Jones has been the best player in the Big East all season, and has been among the best players in the country. But except him, the Mountaineers have been plagued all season by a crippling lack of consistency from the rest of the team.

“It’s going to be a special game for Michael Bradley,” said Klinsmann, who replaced Bradley’s father Bob as the US coach. “It speaks well for him that he has already established himself as a consistent starter in a difficult league.” The Americans will prepare for their start of North American World Cup 2014 qualifying with home friendlies on May 26 against Scotland and May 30 against Brazil and a June 3 match at Canada. The first CONCACAF regional qualifying match for the Americans will be at Tampa on June 8 against Antigua and Barbuda. Guatemala and Jamaica are also in the group, which will send two teams into next year’s final qualifying for the 2014 showdown in Brazil. Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (As-

For a week or so, senior guard Truck Bryant and junior forward Deniz Kilicli will emerge and play really well, looking like they could be KJ’s sidekick. Then they’ll fall off and start struggling again. The large group of freshmen has been just as enigmatic. If West Virginia can’t find a reliable second option to lean on the rest of the season, it will be very hard for Jones to carry this team all the way to the NCAA tournament on his own.

good teams in high school prior to this season; the three returners have been used to winning games by the bunches since they’ve been in Morgantown. When you’re used to winning that much, and the team is as young as this one is, it can be really hard to handle struggling the way the Mountaineers have struggled as of late. If West Virginia really wants to prove it is worthy of an atlarge bid, it will shake off those struggles and finish the year on a strong note. That starts with protecting its Reason No. 4: They’re not house and beating Marquette at handling losing well home tonight. Nobody on this WVU team is I guess we’ll just have to see used to losing the way they are how it all turns out. right now. All the freshmen played on

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Continued from page 9 to then-No. 16 Connecticut by seven points after a controversial call in the closing minutes, lost to then No. 4 Syracuse by a bucket after the infamous goaltending no-call, lost to No. 18 Notre Dame by four and fell to then-No. 23 Louisville by three after a late collapse. The selection committee would rather have a team that can compete with the top teams than a mid-major that hasn’t proved itself. Reason No. 4: Not many bad losses Most bubble teams have bad losses, but the good news for West Virginia is that it’s only had three, maybe four, horrible losses this season. A ten-point loss to Kent State looks pretty bad, but it’s just the second game of the season for a team that was inundated with young talent. The 67-48 loss Seton Hall was bad. There’s no getting around that. And it hurts even more than Seton Hall will be fighting for one of the final NCAA tournament spots as well. The Mountaineers loss to St. John’s by 16 points was even worse, and a six-point loss to Pittsburgh at home hurts, too. But if West Virginia can finish out with a boom, its bad losses won’t look any worse than any of the other bubble teams’.

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Friday February 24, 2012

women’s basketball

Mountaineers try to get out of slump against Cincinnati

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Head coach Mike Carey stands by the bench in West Virginia’s game against DePaul last Saturday. WVU has lost two consecutive games.

By Ben Gaughan

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The West Virginia women’s basketball team looks to get back on track as it travels to Cincinnati Saturday to take on the Bearcats after losing its last two games. The Mountaineers (19-8, 9-5 Big East) battled hard Tuesday against a good St. John’s team, but weren’t able to make a comeback in the second half. Cincinnati (15-12, 6-8 Big East), meanwhile, has won four straight games – the last two by an average of 15 points. Redshirt sophomore guard

Dayeesha Hollins leads the Bearcats, averaging 14.6 points per game, while also averaging 4.2 rebounds per game. Cincinnati is led on the glass by sophomore forward Tiffany Turner and senior forward Chanel Chisholm with 5.9 and 5.8 rebounds per game, respectively The Bearcats are a young team, with only two seniors on the roster, but they have a lot of height and length. Five players are at least 6-feet tall and five others are at least 5-foot10 or 5-foot-11. So, West Virginia’s low post players such as juniors Ayana Dunning and Asya Bussie will have another

tough game on the inside in this matchup. The Mountaineers managed to get the ball inside to Dunning in their last game against St. John’s – giving her a career night with 21 points and 16 rebounds – something they failed to do in a miserable second half against DePaul last Saturday. So, WVU will have to work the high-low posts once again and play to its strength against an athletic Cincinnati team. Bussie still leads the team at 12 points per game, but is followed closely behind by redshirt sophomore guard

Christal Caldwell, who averages 11.9 points per game and is third on the team with 6.4 rebounds per game, as well as sophomore guard Taylor Palmer, who averages 11.6 points per game despite seeing a decrease in minutes the second half of the season. Dunning leads the team on the boards with 8.6 rebounds per game, while scoring 8.3 points per game. Her outside jumper has been much better in the latter part of the season as she has hit several shots from about 15 feet away from the basket over the last several games.

Getting easy buckets for Dunning and Bussie is going to be key for the Mountaineers to stop their two-game losing skid on the road this weekend. During West Virginia’s twogame losing streak, it has averaged just over seven points less than its season average, so running the offense efficiently will be crucial to getting the right looks at the basket at the right times. Freshman guard Linda Stepney has done a nice job coming in as the starter by being aggressive and driving to the rim. Sophomore guard Brooke Hampton offers a nice

replacement off of the bench, running the offense and looking for the right pass to set up the team’s scorers. Both will have to execute and get the ball to other playmakers on the team to secure a win for the Mountaineers. It’s not easy coming into a hostile environment, especially against a team that is as hot as Cincinnati is right now. But, West Virginia is looking to get back to winning ways Saturday, and it needs more wins to secure its spot in the NCAA tournament next month.


No. 3 WVU to compete for third straight GARC title by alex sims sports writer

Three of the nation’s top four teams will converge on the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center in Oxford, Miss., for the Great American Rifle Conference championships this weekend. No. 3 West Virginia will be shooting for its third consecutive GARC title against competition field that includes No. 2 Kentucky and No. 4 Army. Rounding out this year’s field will be four more ranked squads, No. 8 Mississippi, No. 11 Memphis, No. 12 Nebraska and No. 17 N.C. State.

This year’s GARC regular season title went to defending national champion Kentucky, which finished a perfect 6-0 in conference play. However, this weekend, the Wildcats will be without one of their top shooters, allAmerican Emily Holsopple. The sophomore, Wilcox, Pa., native will be in Camp Perry, Ohio, at part two of the U.S. Olympic team trials, shooting for one of the two Olympic quota places in air rifle. Holsopple registered an aggregate score of 1,170, tying for second overall in a win over WVU just a few weeks ago.

West Virginia, on the other hand, is expected to be at full strength this weekend while making its 10th appearance at the GARC championships. At last year’s championships, WVU topped eventual national champion UK by 32 points, taking both smallbore and air rifle in the process. The story was much different at the 2010 GARC championships, however. WVU secured a 20-point victory advantage in the smallbore category then had to hold off a furious UK air rifle rally. Though the Wildcats took home the air rifle win, the Mountaineers ended up edg-

ing their rival for an 8-point champio n s h i p triumph. “It’s important for us to not get caught up Penz in the Kentucky hype,” said senior Justin Pentz. “We need to think, ‘I’ve been shooting ‘X-score’ this week, and I’m going to try to beat that score by score by two points this weekend.’ And, with how we’re doing, I think we will do very well against Kentucky if we all can

do what we’ve been setting out to do.” This weekend’s match will also serve as the first and final opportunity for the Mountaineers to duplicate the twoday format of next month’s NCAA championships. “It’s a really good preparation for championships,” said West Virginia head coach Jon Hammond. “It’s hard to quantify how much it’s going to help, but as a shooter, we are creatures of habit. We like to do things the same way so you get that extra comfort in being able to go through that.” The weekend will commence with a banquet on Fri-

day, and then the seven GARC squads will take to the range to decide a champion. The smallbore competition will take place Saturday, with the air rifle competition on Sunday, and the team with the highest combined score will be crowned GARC champions. “Obviously, we would rather win the second one out of these last two matches, but it’s still our conference,” Hammond said. “The rivalry we have with Kentucky is competitive, and we’d love the opportunity to beat them any chance we get.”

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The DA 02-24-2012  

The February 24 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper.

The DA 02-24-2012  

The February 24 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper.