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Thursday April 26, 2012

Volume 125, Issue 145

Mountaineer Maniacs name new director By john terry managing editor

The Mountaineer Maniacs have a new leader. Chris Northrup, a junior sport psychology student, was named the director of the Mountaineer Maniacs for the 2012-13 school year, replacing current director Steve Staffelino. Northrup was the community service director of the Maniacs last year and was a community service chair the

previous year. “It’s always been a dream and goal of mine to be involved since I’ve been a freshman here,” Northrup said. “I can’t wait to work with the students to bring different people with different backgrounds in to promote the different sports.” Northrup said his biggest focus this year will be improving attendance for both revenue and non-revenue sports. “Over the past few years, we’ve struggled with attendance,” he said. “We’re going

to implement a couple different strategies.” He said the Maniacs have been considering a text alert system and sending weekly newsletters to members. The Maniacs had just fewer than 4,000 members this past season, and Northrup hopes that number will increase next year. He estimated about 700 people have signed up this week. Northrup also wants to define what it means to be a Mountaineer Maniac, he said.

Spectral Heritage Project studies WVU ghosts by mackenzie mays city editor

Janitors at West Virginia University have seen a little girl in a yellow party dress dancing around the Mountainlair at night. Legend has it, she was buried years ago in a cemetery where Stewart Hall now stands. An employee died after falling from the elevator shaft of the downtown library during maintenance. Students over the years have reported seeing him get on the elevator late at night and vanish before they get to a chance to catch him. Even a ghostly cow moos in Woodburn, after a senior prank went wrong and lead the cow to its death in the clock tower. Stories like these are what motivated Jason Burns, WVU professor and storyteller, to create the West Virginia Spectral Heritage Project. The project was founded in 2006 and helps keep the history-rich ghost stories of the state alive.

But, West Virginian ghostly tales are nothing new. “West Virginia has such a rich culture of storytelling because it sits in the very center of the Appalachian region. The culture has been under attack since we moved into these mountains, and interest in it wanes as it gets more and more devalued by mainstream society,” Burns said. “My main goal with the heritage project is to record as many of West Virginia’s ghost and monster stories as I can before they disappear entirely.” Burns said it’s important to know that most ghost stories have a bigger purpose than to simply give listeners the creeps ­– they’re cautionary tales to teach life’s lessons. “Within the stories, there is always some facet of history or culture that will still reach out and grab you, terrify you, and in the end let you go a better, and hopefully wiser, person. Ghost stories originally

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WECAN encourages recycling with thrift sale By Carlee Lammers Staff Writer

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. The West Virginia University WECAN Office of Sustainability in partnership with The United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties will host its annual Blue and Gold Mine Sale May 19. Students, staff and members of the community are encouraged to drop off any unwanted items ranging from furniture, appliances, sporting goods, home decor and other unwanted items for the sale. Items may be donated at any of the drop-off locations, beginning April 30. “It’s all about reducing, reusing and recycling,” said Traci Liebig, University conservation specialist. “This keeps a lot of perfectly good items out of the landfill.” Liebig said that the project is also an effort to reduce the amount of trash around

the city as students move out of residence halls and apartments and leave for summer vacation. “In the past years, there have been issues with the volume of trash in the city,” she said. “This is really a collaboration with the city and WVU to keep the town looking nice. Especially during commencement, as families are traveling into town, it’s nice for them to see a beautiful campus.” Liebig said she encourages those students moving out to make an environmentally conscious decision and utilize the opportunity to donate their unwanted items to the sale. “Our resources are finite,” she said. “This gives these items and resources an opportunity to have a secondlife. Even if you no longer want it, there may be someone else that does – I think it’s common sense.”

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“We want to set an example and self-police the behavior,” he said. “Obviously, at any university, it’s difficult to police everybody.” Northrup said he thought has behavior at sporting events improved over the last year and there “were no incidents that were out of the ordinary.” He also said the Maniacs hope to continue the T-shirt amnesty program, which allows students to redeem an inappropriate shirt for a gift certificate.


WVU Animal Sciences Farm welcomes local elementary students by bryan bumgardner staff writer

There might be ducklings, sheep, pigs, and even alpacas, but this isn’t a petting zoo – it’s Kiddie Days at West Virginia University’s Animal Sciences Farm. Every year the Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences in WVU’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design hosts KidBrooke Cassidy/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM die Days, where area children Children learn about the four stomachs of a cow and the special ways cow digest at and parents have the opportuKiddie Days at the WVU Animal Sciences Farm. nity to explore an operational

farm. The event is being held from April 23-27 at the Animal Sciences farm on Stewartstown Road. For two dollars, families can explore the farm, pet the animals, and learn about agricultural science. “I don’t think there’s anything we do as a University that reaches out and touches the community more,” said Richard Wood, a poultry research assistant at the farm. He has

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B&E class creates ‘lasting impact’ in local community By Carlee Lammers Staff Writer

West Virginia University College of Business & Economics students have the opportunity to gain real world experience, while creating a lasting impact on the local community. Students in the corporate social responsibility course, which aims to provide realworld experience in corporate philanthropy, have received $20,000 to grant to nine local

nonprofit organizations. “It gives students a prospect of what a big corporation goes through when they set their strategy in being socially responsible,” said Joyce Heames, Associate Professor of Management and industrial relations. “The course was originally designed by an alum of the College who realized he had a heart for philanthropy and thought that students should learn about this too.” Heams said students were



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of teams that are going to come in, I’ll be shocked if every game doesn’t go into the lottery.” He said the transition to the Big 12 conference will give WVU a chance to rid itself of the “bad fan” label. “I think it’s going to be our time to show the nation that West Virginia fans are very welcoming,” Northrup said. Playing in the Big 12 will also create difficulties for the Maniacs to travel to away games.


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There has been speculation after poor student turnout to football games in fall 2011 that the 12,500 student seats might be reduced. Northrup said he is not in favor of any reductions. “Our athletic director does one of the best jobs in the country giving our students premier seats,” Northrup said. “Upperdeck on the 50-yard line, that doesn’t happen at most universities. “As far as a reduction, I think that this year with the quality

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responsible for developing a mission statement and criteria for the grants, advertising to nearly 180 nonprofit organizations in Monongalia County, reviewing more than 40 application packets and determining which organizations would receive a grant – providing them with real world corporate philanthropic experience. “We wanted to provide an environment for the students to be exposed to the real world,” she said. “We try to make it as

business-like and as professional as possible.” Throughout the course, students read on corporate philanthropy and attend a seminar on the subject. To put what they learned in the classroom to the test, each student completes 30 hours of community service with a local nonprofit. “With this, students are rolling up their sleeves and getting directly involved – all while

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TOP OF THEIR CLASS The DA sports staff chose its senior, junior and sophomore of the year in our End of the Year Awards. SPORTS PAGE 11


2 | NEWS

Thursday April 26, 2012

Nonprofits looking for a few good boomers to help others WASHINGTON (AP) — Local charities and nonprofits are looking for a few good baby boomers well, lots of them, actually to roll up their sleeves to help local schools, soup kitchens and others in need. Boomers are attractive volunteers, and it’s not just the sheer strength of their numbers 77 million. They are living longer. They are more educated than previous generations. And, especially appealing: They bring well-honed skills and years of real-world work and life experience. “This generation, this cohort of Americans, is the healthiest, best educated generation of Americans across this traditional age of retirement,” says Dr. Erwin Tan, who heads the Senior Corps program at the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency in Washington. “The question for us is how can we as a country not afford to mobilize this huge source of human capital to meet the vital needs of our communities.” Tan says nonprofits are


Continued from page 1 learning to give their time, money and talents,” Heams said. As students prepare to enter the corporate world, Heams said she believes the course will benefit them after graduation. “It’s a tremendous learning experience, but it’s also a tre-


Continued from page 1 Donations will be collected beginning April 30 at the following locations: all WVU residence halls, Chateau Royale, Grant Avenue, Prospect and Spruce Streets, Area 81 of Mountaineer Station, The Seneca Center and the Student Recreation Center. Liebig said there would

retooling to attract more boomers by offering a variety of skills-based opportunities as well as more flexibility, such as nontraditional hours or projects that don’t require a trip to the office and can be completed at home. Mike Carr of Fort Wayne, Ind., is exactly the kind of skillful boomer sought by communities. mendous growth experience for the students,” she said. “They get to go out into a part of the community and gain experience they might not otherwise have the opportunity to.” Students will present the grants to the receiving organizations Friday on the fourth floor atrium of the College of Business & Economics at 10 a.m.

also be a community donation day May 12. Throughout the day items may be donated at the East Concourse section of Milan Puskar Stadium. The Mine Sale will take place May 19 at Milan Puskar Stadium from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. All proceeds from the sale will benefit The United Way. For more information, visit


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perwork for food stamps and unemployment. “There’s so much in the news today that’s very negative and a lot of it I can’t do a whole lot about,” says Carr. “But at least here in the community that I live in, there are some things that I can do to help others.” About a third of boomers, ages 48 to 66 years, tend to


Continued from page 1 more than 20 years of experience with Kiddie Days, and he said he believes it’s more than just a chance to play with farm animals. “We’ve got a generation coming up that doesn’t have any idea where that jug of milk and dozen eggs comes from other than the supermarket,” he said. Wood said the event emphasizes learning about food production. “People and kids can get a general idea about farming and where their food comes from,” Wood said. He said this knowledge is important, especially for kids. “When buses pull up and kids get off, sometimes I see them look at the baby calves and say ‘look at that strange dog,’” he said. “Families that come to the event will gain a developed understanding about farming while having fun with animals. “Come, and bring your kids too. I know you have questions, and we want to answer them,”


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Carr, 65, retired about a year ago as an accountant for Verizon Communications. Instead of golfing or parking himself on the couch, he volunteers with low-income people and military families, helping them prepare and file their tax returns. Carr also volunteers as treasurer for a church group and helps people with pa-

existed as tools for teaching – not as mere entertainment,” he said. “Throughout West Virginia’s ghost stories, there are tales that teach us safety, honor, bravery, respect, love – all the basics of how to be a human being are in these tales.” Burns said storytellers like himself are helping to mend the reputation the region has

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gravitate toward opportunities with a religious underpinning, according to CNCS figures. That was followed by volunteer opportunities in education, 22 percent; social service, 14 percent; and hospitals, 8 percent. The percentage of boomers volunteering these days, however, is on the decline. Nearly 22 million baby boomers gave their time in communities across the country in 2010. That’s about 28.8 percent of boomers, down slightly from 29.9 percent in 2007 and from 33.5 percent in 2003, according to the community service corporation. “What I think we’re seeing is baby boomers coming out of the period of peak volunteering,” says Nathan Dietz, former associate director of research at CNCS and now a senior program manager with the Partnership for Public Service. “They are getting older, and people as they get older volunteer a little less often.” Peak age for volunteering tends to be in the mid30s and 40s, says Dietz, when married couples and those


Children lean over a fence to get a closer look at ‘teenage’ cows during day one of Kiddie Days hosted at WVU’s Animal Sciences Farm held Tuesday through Friday. he said. Visitors to the farm can see cattle, alpacas, pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, ducklings, and baby chicks. Everyone is invited, including school groups, families, and even college students.

“It’s a wonderful way to show the public what farms do,” said Sheryl Bergen Jarvis, a WVU Extension Service worker who volunteers at Kiddie Days each year. “It really helps folks understand more about where their food comes from.”

acquired over the years and stomp out negative stereotypes. “Critics of storytelling – or of anything Appalachian – are usually misinformed about the culture. For the most part, they have a basic ignorance of Appalachia that is fed by many negative stereotypes in media and popular culture. However, that ignorance is beginning to be overshadowed by a reevaluation of the value of the culture in music, literature and in the arts such as storytelling,” he said.

“I am increasingly pleasantly surprised by the people who embrace the culture, seek it out and enjoy it.” But, sharing these ghostly tales isn’t just a hobby for Burns, who leads the Haunted WVU tour every Halloween and is a member of the West Virginia Storytellers Guild – it’s a way of life. “I have improved immensely since I first began performing, and I hope to keep improving. Storytelling is a living, breath-

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Continued from page 1 Northrup said the Maniacs will probably take a trip to the Sept. 15 game against James Madison at FedEx Field outside of D.C. “It’s more feasible since it’s not going to be an overnight trip,” Northrup said. “It’ll be fun to see a game in an NFL stadium.” Northrup said he will also keep an emphasis on community outreach programs. He

Bergen Jarvis said the event is for all ages. “For the kids, it’s a chance to meet the livestock and learn about them, and for the parents it’s a chance to learn about what really goes on at a farming operation,” she said. Bergen Jarvis said some families come every year. “I have kids who come back the next year and know the answers to some of the questions. They’re actually learning as they go,” she said. Local parent Heidi Joseph made a special trip to bring her son Nicholas to the event. “He is so excited to be here. I think it’s awesome that they would open their doors for us,” she said. Joseph said she brings her son and daughter every year. “They love animals and they love it here,” she said. Tours start everyday at 9 a.m. with the last tours at 3 p.m. Admission is $2 per person. To schedule a tour or get directions, call 304-293-2631. Individuals or small groups do not need to make reservations.

ing art form that changes and evolves with each retelling of a tale, and the same goes for storytellers,” he said. “For that small time performing, the story belongs to the storyteller and they fashion it in their image of what that story could be. The listener gains that story and passes it on as they tell it to someone else. It’s an evolution of the story that will continue until the story is no longer told.”

said the “Meal a Month” program, where Maniacs serve a meal at different soup kitchens around Morgantown, is going to continue. The Maniacs will also purchase two season tickets to men’s basketball and football games to create a “Tickets for Veterans” program. The tickets will then be given away to veterans. “I want to make the state as a whole to be proud of what we represent,” Northrup said.

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with children are more likely to be exposed to situations in which people need volunteers say, coaching for a child’s soccer team or giving time to local scouts or schoolchildren as a mentor or group leader. Many boomers are also delaying retirement and working into their golden years because their nest eggs have taken a hit in the last few years, giving them less time to volunteer. An August 2011 Associated Press-National Constitution Center Poll found that 65 percent of baby boomers had done some type of volunteer activities through or for an organization over the past year. That is significantly less than adults younger than boomers. The top reasons baby boomers did not volunteer in the past year were not having the time, 69 percent, and health issues or physical limitations, 19 percent. For boomer Kathy Herrala in Negaunee, Mich., volunteer service started when her now-grown children were young, in Girl Scouts and the school orchestra, and continues into retirement.


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Apple’s blowout quarter propels Nasdaq to big gain NEW YORK (AP) — The Nasdaq composite index shot 2 percent higher Wednesday, powered by a surge in Apple. The iPhone maker’s stock climbed $50 after the company once again blew past Wall Street’s profit forecasts. With Apple’s help, the technology-focused Nasdaq posted its best day this year. Apple, the biggest component of the index by far, climbed 8.9 percent after reporting that its earnings doubled in the first three months of the year. The company sold 35 million iPhones, twice as many as in the same quarter a year ago. The surge made back about half of what Apple’s stock lost in the two weeks before its earnings announcement late Tuesday. One reason for the slump was an analyst’s suggesAp tion that Apple could not keep up the momentum in iPhone An April 23 photo shows trader Stephen Holden, center, working with other traders at the post that handles Wal-Mart on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. sales. Stock in Apple, the most low as $555 on Tuesday. 68.03 points to 3,029.63. Ap- other market indexes thanks Dow Jones industrial average valuable public company in Apple jumped nearly $50 to ple makes up 12 percent of the to its heavy weighting of Apple doesn’t. the world, hit $644 in intraday $610 on Wednesday. The gain Nasdaq. The Dow gained 89.16 shares. The Standard & Poor’s trading on April 10 and slid as helped power the Nasdaq up The Nasdaq rose more than 500 index includes Apple; the points to close at 13,090.72, a

0.7 percent increase. The S&P 500 index rose 18.72 points, or 1.4 percent, to 1,390.69. Apple accounts for 4 percent of the S&P 500. The tech giant joined a growing list of companies that have reported surprisingly strong first-quarter earnings. Through last week, eight out of 10 companies that reported earnings had beat estimates, including Microsoft, IBM and Coca-Cola. Even so, the S&P 500 index is still down 1 percent for the month. “Sure, earnings are a lot better than expected, but this looks like a quarter where the market doesn’t react to that,” said Brian Gendreau, market strategist at Cetera Financial. “I don’t think that the positive earnings season we’ve had is enough to shake this market out of its trading range.” Technology stocks in the S&P 500 gained 3 percent as a group, the best-performing industry in the market. Material and consumer-discretionary companies also had a strong day.

Parents wire children to monitor treatment of students CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Teachers hurled insults like “bastard,” ‘’tard,” “damn dumb” and “a hippo in a ballerina suit.” A bus driver threatened to slap one child, while a bus monitor told another, “Shut up, you little dog.” They were all special needs students, and their parents all learned about the verbal abuse the same way – by planting audio recorders on them before sending them off to school. In cases around the country, suspicious parents have been taking advantage of convenient, inexpensive technology to tell them what children, because of their disabilities, are not able to express on their own. It’s a practice that can help expose abuses, but it comes with some dangers. This week, a father in Cherry Hill, N.J., posted on YouTube clips of secretly recorded audio that caught one adult calling his autistic 10-year-old son “a bastard.” In less than three days, video got 1.2 million views, raising the prominence of the small movement. There have been at least nine similar cases across the U.S. since 2003. “If a parent has any reason at all to suggest a child is being abused or misused, I strongly recommend that they do the same thing,” said Wendy Fournier, president of the National Autism Association. But George Giuliani, executive director of the National Association of Special Education Teachers and director of special education at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., says that while the documented mistreatment of children has been disturbing, secret recordings are a bad idea. They could, he said, violate the privacy rights of other children. “We have to be careful that we’re not sending our children in wired without knowing the legal issues,” Giuliani said. Stuart Chaifetz, the Cherry Hill father, said he began getting reports earlier in the school year that his 10-yearold son, Akian, was being violent. Hitting teachers and throwing chairs were out of character for the boy, who is in a class with four other autistic children and speaks but has serious difficulty expressing himself. Chaifetz said he

Stuart Chaifetz kisses his son Akian Chaifetz, 10, on the head as they play in the backyard of their home in Cherry Hill, N.J. talked to school officials and had his son meet with a behaviorist. There was no explanation for the way Akian was acting. “I just knew I had to find out what was happening there,” he said. “My only option was to put a recorder there. I needed to hear what a normal day was like in there.” On the recording, he heard his son being insulted – and crying at one point. He shared the audio with school district officials. The superintendent said in a statement that “the individuals who are heard on the recording raising their voices and inappropriately addressing children no longer work in the district.” Since taking the story public, Chaifetz, who has run unsuccessfully for the school board in Cherry Hill and once went on a hunger strike to protest special-education funding cuts, said he has received thousands of emails. At least a few dozen of those he has had a chance to read have been from parents asking for advice about investigating alleged mistreatment of their children. It’s easy, he tells them. “It was a simple $30 digital audio recorder. I just put it in the kid’s pocket,” he said. “Unless they’re looking for it, they’re not going to find it.” With more parents taking

such action, he said, fewer educators may get out of line with the way they treat students who cannot speak up for themselves. “For the tiny percentage of teachers that do it, I hope that they live in fear every day that a kid’s going to walk in with a recorder,” he said. He gives just one caveat: “Make sure it’s legal in your state.” Laws on audio recordings vary by state, but in most of the U.S., including New Jersey, recordings can generally be made legally if one party gives consent. Over the past decade, courts in New York and Wisconsin have ruled that recordings made secretly on school buses were legal, finding that there is a diminished expectation of privacy for drivers on the bus. The recordings have led to firings in several states, criminal convictions of bus employees in Wisconsin and


New York, and legal settlements worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in Ohio and Missouri. Even if it is found to be legal, the recording could have a chilling effect on classrooms, says Giuliani, of the specialeducation teachers’ group. Teachers could worry that every one of their words could be monitored. And a recording could be edited to distort the teachers’ meaning. He said that the rise of the secret recordings suggests it’s time to discuss a way to make sure the most vulnerable children are not being mistreated in a more formal way. “In classrooms where children are nonverbal, unable to communicate, defenseless,” he said, “we should start to have a discussion of whether cameras in the classroom are necessary.” That’s a move that the National Autism Association’s Fournier also says is needed.

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Burger King makes cage-free promise to customers (AP)­ — Burger King on Wednesday became the first major U.S. fast-food chain to pledge that all of its eggs and pork will come from cage-free chickens and pigs by 2017. The move by the world’s second-biggest burger chain helps it satisfy growing demand among customers for humanely produced fare and adds fuel to an industry-wide shift to consider animal welfare when purchasing food supplies. “There’s no question in my mind, especially on the heels of pink slime and BPA, that everyone in the food world is very concerned about consumer reaction,” said food industry analyst Phil Lempert, referring to the beef-based food additive and the chemical used in plastic bottles and canned food. “Even if you’re buying a burger, you want to buy it from

someone you like and respect,” said Lempert, who writes a daily industry newsletter. “It’s proven that consumers are willing to pay a little bit more for fairness, whether it’s to humans or animals.” Conventionally raised eggs come from hens confined in “battery cages,” which give them roughly the same space as a sheet of standard notebook paper. Most pork comes from sows confined during their four-month pregnancies in narrow crates. The hens would still be housed in a barn, but they have room to roam and perches and nesting boxes. Sows are also held indoors, but they would not be confined in the cramped crates while they are pregnant. Egg and pork producers have argued that easing confinement standards for animals raises production costs and

makes those who adjust their practices less competitive. Animal welfare groups applauded Burger King’s decision. “So many tens of thousands of animals will now be in better living conditions,” said Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States, which has been pushing Burger King and other companies to adopt similar policies. “Numerically, this is significant because Burger King is such a big purchaser of these products,” he said. Burger King uses hundreds of millions of eggs and tens of millions of pounds of pork annually and its decision could be a game-changing move in the supply business as a huge new market opens up for humanely raised food animals. Already 9 percent of the company’s eggs and 20 percent

of the pork served at its 7,200 restaurants are cage-free. In the European Union, all eggs are already of the cage-free variety. The Miami-based company has been steadily increasing its use of the eggs and pork as the industry has become better able to meet demand, said Jonathan Fitzpatrick, chief brand and operations officer. Fitzpatrick said the decision is part of the company’s social responsibility policy. In recent months, other companies have announced similar policies. Chipotle, with just over 1,200 restaurants, made a splash during the Grammy Awards in February with its viral commercial detailing the company’s commitment to humane treatment of animals and healthy food. After the commercial created so much buzz, other companies were quick to announce

new policies, Lempert said. “Everyone wanted to say: ‘We all have good intentions,’” he said. So far this year, McDonalds and Wendy’s, the No. 1 and 2 burger chains, said they asked their pork suppliers to outline plans for the elimination of gestation crates, but didn’t set a timetable. Also, Smithfield Farms and Hormel committed to ending the use of the crates by 2017. Wal-Mart and Costco have transitioned their private-label eggs to 100 percent cagefree. Unilever, which uses 350 million eggs a year in its Hellmann’s mayonnaise brand, is switching to 100 percent cage-free. Others, such as Sonic, Subway, Ruby Tuesday chain restaurants, and manufacturers, such as Kraft Food and ConAgra Foods, are incorporating some percent-

age of cage-free eggs in their products. “This is an issue that just four to five months ago was not on the food industry’s radar,” said Paul Shapiro, the Humane Society’s vice president for farm animal protection. “Now, it’s firmly cemented into the mainstream in a way that I think few people would have imagined.” The egg industry’s largest trade association, the United Egg Producers, has teamed up with the Humane Society in seeking federal legislation this year that would double the size of the battery cages in which 90 percent of the nation’s 280 million laying hens are confined. And last month, the pork industry’s trade magazine noted that public opinion is evolving and “on the issue of gestationsow stalls, at least, it’s increasingly apparent that you will lose the battle.”

Multiple TSA screeners charged in Los Angeles drug trafficking probe LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two former and two current Transportation Security Administration employees have been arrested on federal drug trafficking and bribery charges for allowing large amounts of cocaine and other drugs to pass through X-ray machines at security checkpoints in exchange for cash, authorities said. A 22-count indictment unsealed Wednesday outlined five incidents where the employees took payments of up to $2,400 to provide drug couriers unfettered access at Los Angeles International Airport over a six-month period last year. “The allegations in this case describe a significant breakdown of the screening system through the conduct of individuals who placed greed above the nation’s security needs,” said U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. Among those arrested and charged are Naral Richardson, 30, of Los Angeles, who


A Transportation Security Officer at the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. Two former and current Transportation Security Administration employees have been arrested and indicted on drug conspiracy charges. was fired by TSA in 2010 and accused of orchestrating the scheme; John Whitfield, 23, of Los Angeles, a current TSA screener; Joy White, 27,

of Compton, who was terminated last year; and Capeline McKinney, 25, of Los Angeles, also a current screener. It wasn’t immediately

known if any of the four had retained attorneys. Authorities became aware of the smuggling scheme last February when Richardson,

who began working at TSA in 2002 and White, who was hired six years ago, arranged for co-defendant Duane Eleby, a suspected drug courier, to pass a large amount of cocaine through security screening at LAX. But Eleby failed to follow instructions provided by White and was arrested after he went to the wrong terminal and another TSA screener found the cocaine, prosecutors said. Federal agents then set up a sting where informants were able to pass cocaine and methamphetamine through security checkpoints without further inspection. In one case, after nearly four kilograms of meth went through an X-ray machine, Whitfield and an operative met in an airport bathroom where Whitfield was paid $600 for his efforts, court documents show. In another instance, McKinney let more than 20 kilograms of cocaine to pass through her security check-

point, authorities said. Randy Parsons, TSA’s security director at LAX, said the agency is disappointed about the arrests but that it remained committed to holding its employees to the highest standards. If convicted, all four employees face a minimum of 10 years in federal prison. Whitfield, who has worked at TSA since 2008, and McKinney, a seven-year veteran, are under suspension, authorities said. There have been a handful of other arrests of TSA employees since the agency was created in response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Last week, former TSA officer Jonathan Best pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone for his role in a painkiller trafficking ring. Another former TSA officer, a former New York police officer and a former Florida state trooper have already pleaded guilty.

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‘Hillbilly Hoedown’ to raid 123

Kentucky bluegrass group Bawn in the Mash will play 123 Pleasant Street tonight as part of Music to Your Ears Productions’ ‘Hillbilly Hoedown.’

by Hunter homistek a&e writer

Music to Your Ears Productions is set to host a bluegrassstyled “Hillbilly Hoedown” tonight at 123 Pleasant Street. The event, which will begin at 9 p.m. with a free country-style supper (yes, you read that correctly), will be a totally new and immersive experience at the historic Morgantown venue. “I’ll be dressing 123 up with some hay bales to give it a true barn hoedown feel,” said Adam Payne, owner of Music to Your Ears Production. “It’s gonna be complete with country vittles, bales of hay and, heck, I might even get some chickens.” To complement the country scenery, Payne has booked an all-star lineup of bluegrass bands to emit their twangy musical stylings through the air. From Paducah, Ky., the bluegrass group Bawn in the Mash will serve as the night’s feature attraction, with the Cincinnatibased act Rumpke Mountain Boys to open up the show. Bawn in the Mash is a five-

piece group with a sound “founded in the ancient tones of Western Kentucky.” This old-school bluegrass style has led the group to an impressive No. 5 slot on the Reix “Jam On” charts, a spot which they currently hold. Having released four studio albums and played hundreds of shows across the United States, Bawn in the Mash is a true force in the modern bluegrass scene, and the group will be putting its talents on full display tonight at 123 Pleasant Street. Opening up for Bawn in the Mash is Ohio-based selfdubbed “trashgrass” group Rumpke Mountain Boys. The group formed this genre as a result of its mash-up style that is part bluegrass and part jamgrass. Using banjo, mandolin and both acoustic and bass guitars, Rumpke Mountain Boys play a varied set of both original and cover material. In addition, the group’s four members all write their own music, resulting in a sound that touches on all genres and lyrical content.

Beside the music, though, tonight’s “Hillbilly Hoedown” brings something totally new to 123 Pleasant Street: a free country-style supper. “From 9-10 p.m., I’ll have some free home countrystyle cooking,” Payne said. “We’ll have all the fixings: fried chicken, corn on the cob, mashed potatoes and gravy, biscuits and more!” If the music wasn’t enough to propel you to the event, Payne’s menu of home-cooked treats serves as an added incentive to get a ticket and show up early to the first annual “Hillbilly Hoedown.” With great food and even better music, this is a can’tmiss event for farm-bred music fans who are looking for a good time. The supper will start at 9 p.m. with music beginning around 10 p.m. Tickets to the event are $10 and can be purchased online at or at the door on the night of the show. The event is open to anyone 18 years of age and older. daa&

Rumpke Mountain Boys will perform at tonight’s ‘Hillbilly Hoedown.’

Spring ceramics sale to be held at Creative Arts Center

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The WVU School of Art and Design will host a spring ceramics sale April 27-29.

by Noelle Harris A&E WRITER

The West Virginia University School of Art and Design’s ceramic studio will host its annual Spring Ceramics Sale at the Creative Arts Center April 27-29. The sale is a showcase of students’ work. “The ceramics sale is a combination of our production

studio work and student’s own production,” said Lacy Shambaugh, ceramics student. This event features pieces made in the studio to show the industrial side of ceramics that creates uniform pieces. “The production facility is run by students who are taking the class, and all of the work is made by students on the machines,” Shambaugh said.

In addition, the sale also features artwork that is handcrafted by students on machines such as the pottery wheel, and each of those pieces is truly unique. The ceramics sale will also feature porcelain created by WVU students during their participation in the college’s international program at the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in China.

Students involved in the event are particularly eager to have a chance to see the reception of their work. “We’re in the studio all the time, and then we get to see the general public excited about our work,” Shambaugh said. Shambaugh said she has participated in the sale for several years and she enjoys meeting the people who buy

An example of the work created at the off-campus ceramic studio. the works and seeing how they react to her and her fellow students’ pieces. With Mother’s Day approaching, this is a great opportunity to get your mother a beautiful, one-of-a-kind gift at a low price. All of the proceeds from the sale benefit the ceramics program, student scholarships, student travel and study abroad programs in China.

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The annual Spring Ceramics Sale will be hosted in the Douglas O. Blaney Lobby at the front entrance of the Creative Arts Center. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, contact the ceramics program at (304) 293-2964. daa&



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Organization key to successful finals It’s that special time of the year again. With the ironically named “dead” week winding down and a daunting week of final exams and term paper deadlines fast approaching, students should be taking all the necessary steps to ensure their final week of the semester will be a successful one. The first and possibly most important of these steps is getting organized. The sheer volume of papers, final projects and exams that students have to manage during these final two weeks can over-

whelm even the most diligent of students. Needless to say, for someone who is disorganized, the situation is even more dire. It is of vital importance to plan ahead. Make sure you know when and where your final exams are, and write this information down in one place. For the tech savvy among you, input this information in your smart phone or computer’s calendar application so you can easily access it at all times. Emerging from finals week unscathed is difficult enough

without any nasty, last minute surprises shaking things up. You should also take the time to gauge how long you will need to study for each subject. Budgeting your time in advance and closely following the schedule you’ve made for yourself will prevent unnecessary sleep-deprivation, which is a major problem for students during this portion of the semester. This is a problem you should do your best to avoid. Numerous studies –­ including a recently published

one from St. Lawrence University – have shown the negative impacts of inadequate sleep. These detrimental effects include delayed reaction time, an increased likelihood of careless mistakes and poor emotional health. You do not want to be suffering from any of these symptoms while taking an exam that decides a significant portion of your final grade in a class. Finally, you should find a quiet, isolated and convenient location to do your studying. Unfortunately,

thanks to the influx of students making their biannual pilgrimage to the University’s libraries during these final two weeks, the libraries are often overcrowded and noisy. Thankfully, there are a number of good alternatives, including cafes, dorm study lounges and empty classrooms. Following these tips will help you have a more successful and less stressful finals week. Good luck!

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Student culture promotes unhealthy, damaging habits tomas engle columnist

Surreal is probably the word that best describes what I’m feeling right now. Knowing that this is my last column for The Daily Athenaeum and that in another nine days I’ll finally leave Morgantown; it does not seem real. Frankly, I’ll believe it when I see it. Even though I am one of the few and proud to have attended West Virginia University for four years – and able to leave after only four– it still feels like I’ve been here too long. I know that this is probably not the right sentiment to have, or what people want to read, but I have been waiting to get out of this college, this environment and this town for a whole year now. Don’t get me wrong, Morgantown and the University have plenty to offer, but after four years of being inundated by this environment, I am burnt out. The rampant immaturity, the wanton destructiveness, the pride in drinking until blacking out, the people failing at classes that aren’t even that hard to begin with– I’m just tired of pretending that all of these are somehow normal and constructive habits for people to have. College, and college towns, can be great opportunities for students to explore who they are and try new things from trial and error. But there comes a certain point where

this goes from being constructive to being destructive. That so many students end up staying here longer than intended, because of having to retake failed classes, or dropping out altogether, should come as no surprise. The atmosphere has become one where bad habits and self-destructive behavior are the norm. This constant group reinforcement attracts that element here, entrenching it even further into a bubble of bad decisions. The goal has changed from getting an education and a degree to just surviving four years in this environment. None – and I mean none – of the extracurricular habits students learn here will help them in the real world and, if anything, they will be millstones around their necks they will have to overcome. Day-drinking, smashing bottles, staying up for days at a time on Ader-all because you were too busy constantly partying to do your homework, the list goes on. Letting loose after completing a big test, term paper or a hard week of classes is one thing, but to constantly binge drink night after night just because you can, is another thing entirely. Hate to break it you, but the days of drinking on the job – not to mention viewing females as one-dimensional sexual objects – left with “Mad Men.” I don’t pretend to have any cures for this dramatic lack of personal respect, and respect

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Reckless student behavior has recently attracted negative attention to WVU. for others, other than to “Keep calm and carry on.” You’ll be out of here sooner than you realize it and be a stronger person for it. If you can survive this baptism of fire though, you can be well prepared for almost anything the world throws at you. Being able to be in the thick of temptations and avoid them builds character and control. These are the things that

classrooms can never teach you; learning through your mistakes and being stronger for them. For those joining me in the exodus into the real world, and not delaying the inevitable by hiding in graduate school, the adventure is just beginning. The best part about moving on – as someone who was born in California, lived in

Puerto Rico and ended up in West Virginia – is that’s when you finally get to zero in on what made you like the place. Those feelings of longing that slowly bubble up over time fade away, bringing to the surface the things and people we missed most. In realizing them, we can revisit the people and places we once had mixed feelings for, but do so in a way that concentrates

more on the positive and dismisses the negative. Only by leaving an environment we once considered too comfortable to leave can we truly isolate what made it feel so comfortable in the first place. I wish all my fellow graduates a happy and safe journey, and that wherever it may take you, to never forget the country roads that first brought you home.

Taking precautions is a very important part of crime prevention Sgt. peggy runyon guest column university police dept.

With spring upon us and the semester close to an end, it makes for a great time for crimes of opportunities. These are crimes that occur when people become careless.


For example, these careless people don’t lock their rooms, place items in cubbies at the Student Recreation Center and leave books or other items unattended in the Mountainlair. We would like to think these crimes wouldn’t be committed, but that is simply not the case. As a society, we are experiencing a rocky economy, increase in expen-

sive electronic gadgets and decline in integrity. Therefore, if opportunity shows itself, then even honest people are tempted. While the West Virginia University Police make every attempt to help members of the WVU community stay safe by offering a variety of free options, some members choose not to participate. One of these programs is

“Operation ID,” which allows police to mark valuable property with a symbol that is specific to each person and register serial numbers and important information. In the event that the property is stolen, the police have the necessary information to further an investigation. The police can mark textbooks in a way that does not decrease their value. The

bookstores in the area work well with the police and allow us to access information on the seller of books. This assists in locating a textbook thief. Another program is “Operation Lock-out,” a walking tour of all dorm floors by police with a residential assistant. When any rooms are found open and unattended, the

doors are closed and locked, making residents go to the front desk to gain reentry. These programs are not designed to be an inconvenience, but to make community members think. While working to complete class assignments and writing 20-page papers, stop and take a breath once in a while and make sure you are taking the time to be safe.

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THE CREATIVE WRITING MFA CLASS is hosting a reading from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Rhododendron Room of the Mountainlair.


THE PNC PRACTICUM PROGRAM – ECONOMIC SEMINAR SERIES presents Stephan Weiler in Room 441 of the Business & Economics Building from 3:30-5 p.m. For more information, email GRAPHIC DESIGN SENIOR PRESENTATIONS take place from 5-9 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall of the Creative Arts Center. The projects to be presented are promotional materials the students designed for clients as part of their studio experience. For more information, call 304-293-4359 or email TOMCHIN PLANETARIUM, located in 425 Hodges Hall, presents “Stars of the Pharaohs” at 8 p.m. and “Origins of Life” at 9 p.m. The event is free, but reservations are required and can be made by calling 304-293-4961. Tomchin Observatory, located on the 4th floor of Hodges Hall, will be open at about 8:30 p.m. for viewing on the same night if the sky is clear. Venus should


NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets from 6-7 p.m. in Room 106 of Woodburn Hall. For more information, call 304-692-0038. CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS, a 12-step program to assist participants in developing healthier relationships of all kinds, meets at 7 p.m. in the conference room of Chestnut Ridge Hospital. For more information, call Mary at 304-296-3748. LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE COLLEGIATE CORPS meets at the Lutheran Chapel at 8 p.m. The LDRCC responds to regional and national disasters. No experience is necessary. For more information, visit MUSLIM STUDENTS ASSOCIATION hosts a weekly Islam and Arabic class at 6:30 p.m. in the Monongahela Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, call 304-906-8183 or email THE MORGANTOWN CHESS CLUB meets from 7 p.m. in the basement of the First Christian Church at 100 Cobun Ave. Meetings will not be held the last Thursday of every month. For more information, visit CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST holds its weekly CRU meetings at 9 p.m. in Room G24 of Eiesland Hall. People can join others for live music, skits and relevant messages. For more information, email roy.baker@ or visit UNITED METHODIST STUDENT MOVEMENT meets at 7 p.m. at the Campus Ministry Center on the corner of Price and Willey streets. For more information, email WVU CLUB TENNIS practices from 9-10 p.m. at Ridgeview Racquet Club. For carpooling, call 304-906-4427. New members are always welcome. THE WVU YOUNG DEMOCRATS meets at 7 p.m. in the Blackwater Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, email kross3@mix.wvu. edu. WVU WOMEN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE team meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Shell Building. No experience is necessary. For more information, email Sarah Lemanski at sarah_lemanski@ TRADITIONAL KARATE CLASS FOR SELF-DEFENSE meets at 9 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A of the Stu-

all pertinent information, including the dates the announcement is to run. Due to space limitations, announcements will only run one day unless otherwise requested. All nonUniversity related events must have free admission to be included in the calendar. If a group has regularly scheduled meetings, it should submit all

dent Recreation Center. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION meets at 8 p.m. at the International House on Spruce Street. BISEXUAL, GAY, LESBIAN AND TRANSGENDER MOUNTAINEERS meets at 8 p.m. in the Laurel Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, email CHESS CLUB meets from 6-9 p.m. in the food court of the Mountainlair. Players of all skill levels are invited to come. For more information, email THE CATALAN TABLE will meet at 4 p.m. at Maxwell’s restaurant. All levels welcome. For more information, call 304-293-5121 ext. 5509. INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP meets at 7 p.m. in 316 Percival Hall. For more information, call 304-376-4506 or 304-276-3284. FREE ARABIC/ISLAM CLASSES will be hosted by the Muslim Students’ Association from 6-8 p.m. in the Kanawha Room of the Mountainlair. To register, email schaudhr@mix.


WELLNESS PROGRAMS on topics such as drinkWELL, loveWELL, chillWELL and more are provided for interested student groups, organizations or classes by WELLWVU: Wellness and Health Promotion. For more information, visit www.well. WELLWVU: STUDENT HEALTH is paid for by tuition and fees and is confidential. For appointments or more information, call 304-293-2311 or visit NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets nightly in the Morgantown and Fairmont areas. For more information, call the helpline at 800-766-4442 or visit ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets daily. To find a meeting, visit www. For those who need help urgently, call 304-291-7918. CARITAS HOUSE, a local nonprofit organization serving West Virginians with HIV/AIDS, needs donations of food and personal care items and volunteers to support all aspects of the organization’s activities. For more information, call 304-985-0021. SCOTT’S RUN SETTLEMENT HOUSE, a local outreach organization, needs volunteers for daily programs and special events. For more information or to volunteer, email or call 304-599-5020. CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING SERVICES are provided for free by the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. A walk-in clinic is offered weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Services include educational, career, individual, couples and group counseling. Please visit www.well.wvu. edu to find out more information. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN needs volunteers. WIC provides education, supplemental foods and immunizations for pregnant women and children under five years of age. This is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. For more information, call 304-598-5180 or 304-598-5185. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a United Way agency, is looking for volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-on-one community-based and school-based mentoring programs. To volunteer, call Sylvia at 304-983-2823, ext. 104 or email ROSENBAUM FAMILY HOUSE, which provides a place for adult patients and their families to stay while receiving medical care at WVU, is looking for service organizations to provide dinner for 20 to 40 Family House guests. For more information, call 304-598-6094 or email rfh@ LITERACY VOLUNTEERS is seeking volunteers for one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and English as a second language. Volunteer tutors will complete tutor training, meet weekly with their adult learn-

information along with instructions for regular appearance in the Campus Calendar. These announcements must be resubmitted each semester. The editors reserve the right to edit or delete any submission. There is no charge for publication. Questions should be directed to the Campus Calendar editor at 304-293-5092.

ers, report volunteer hours quarterly, attend at least two in-service trainings per year and help with one fundraising event. For more information, call 304-296-3400 or email CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. THE WELLWVU CONDOM CLOSET is held in the Kanawha Room of the Mountainlair every Wednesday from 11 a.m.-noon. The closet sells condoms for 25 cents each or five for $1.00. THE WELLWVU CONDOM CARAVAN is held in the main area of the Mountainlair from noon-2 p.m. every Wednesday. The caravan sells condoms for 25 cents each or five for $1.00. MOUNTAINEER SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM is an all-volunteer nonprofit that promotes spay/ neuter to reduce the number of homeless pets that are euthanized every year. M-SNAP needs new members to help its cause, as does ReTails, a thrift shop located in the Morgantown Mall. For more information, visit THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE meets on the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon at Hatfields in the Mountainlair. All students and faculty are invited. For more information, email THE CHEMISTRY LEARNING CENTER, located on the ground floor of the Chemistry Research Laboratories, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. FREE STUDENT SUCCESS SUPPORT, presented by the WVU Office of Retention and Research, helps students improve on time management, note taking reading and study skills as well as get help with the transition to WVU. Free drop-in tutoring is also available every night of the week in different locations. For more information, visit or call 304-293-5811. THE M-TOWN MPOWERMENT PROJECT, a community-building program run by and geared toward young gay or bisexual men 18 to 29, is creating an environment in the Morgantown community where young men can feel empowered to make a difference in their lives. MPowerment also focuses on HIV and STD prevention education. For more information, call 304-319-1803. COMMUNITY NEWCOMERS CLUB is a group organized to allow new residents of the Morgantown area an opportunity to gather socially and assimilate into their new home community. For more information, visit NEW SPRING SEMESTER GROUP THERAPY OPPORTUNITIES are available for free at the Carruth Center. The groups include Understanding Self and Others, A Place for You, Sexual Assault Survivors Group, Social Anxiety Group and Solution Focused Therapy Group. For more information, call 304-293-4431 or email THE FRIENDS OF THE MORGANTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY are seeking new members and volunteers for weekly book sale inventory. For more information, inquire at the front desk on Spruce St., downstairs during sales every Tuesday and the first and third Saturday of every month or call 304-292-7579. THE ROYCE J. AND CAROLINE B. WATTS MUSEUM, located in the Mineral Resources Building on the Evansdale Campus, presents its latest exhibit “Defying the Darkness: The Struggle for Safe and Sufficient Mine Illumination” through July 2012. The exhibit focuses on the history mining lights, and displays a wide variety of mine lighting implements. The Exhibit is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 304-293-4609 or email


to start a rumble. Tonight: Your treat.

BORN TODAY You might have difficulty being deeply emotional, as a practical approach seems to be your style. This year you will be able to express yourself more easily. Get ready for some strong reactions at first. Detach and observe. If you are single, you could meet someone in your daily life. Give this bond plenty of time to develop before making judgments. If you are attached, the two of you become more closely connected as you plan a long-desired trip. You become more emotional with CANCER.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH Visualize more of what you want. Create a logical plan and go after your desires. You could be overwhelmed by someone you have to deal with. This person adds an erratic element to your life; you might need to establish more distance. Tonight: Do what you want.

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHH Sometimes you allow your imagination to take the lead. You might choose to take a different path to achieve one of your desires. Start keeping a dream notebook. You’ll shake up a loved one with your unpredictability. Tonight: Keep the peace, for your sake. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHHH Keep communication flowing. Even if you have to leave or hang up, let the other person know you are there if he or she has more to share. A sudden insight might encourage you to close down and say less. Tonight: With favorite people at favorite places. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH Be aware of a need to clear up a problem. You could be overwhelmed by the present state of affairs. Someone keeps throwing you a curveball. You might be a bit exhausted by this person’s attempt

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHH It might be difficult to keep exciting news to yourself, but you’ll do it. Do not pressure yourself as much to deal with a problematic situation. Let it go. Only then will change become possible. Tonight: You need some extra Z’s. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH Zero in on what you want. Realize where you are going with a project. Others could be more supportive than you think, with the exception of one person. Resist making a judgment. Let him or her come around. Tonight: Only where the people are. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHH You could end up with a lot to do, which you had not anticipated. Do not feel too intimidated to say “no more,” or you could decide to delegate. A partner or associate will pitch right in. This helpful person makes his or her feelings apparent. Tonight: Don’t let it get too late. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH Use your imagination to clear up a problem. What you are hearing as solutions in your mind will not work. Your nerves could be fried with so much going on.

Pick up the phone and plan a restful weekend. Tonight: Choose a stress buster. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH A partner could rain on your parade. Do you really want to feel like you do? Be more creative and less receptive to others’ comments. A child or loved one easily could be more rebellious than before. Tonight: Visit with a friend or loved one over dinner. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH Others might find you to be controlling at times. Lose the image when you say “yes” to an offer to pitch in. As others learn to walk in your footsteps, their opinions in the next few months will be revised. Tonight: You do not have to accept an invitation. Do your thing. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHH You can only be distracted for so long. Suddenly you recognize just how much is on your plate. Jump right in and start tackling a lot of your errands and todos. Unexpected events will force you to regroup. Tonight: Get some R and R. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH Taking a risk financially could cause a problem. On the other hand, an emotional risk easily might land you exactly where you want to be. Make a phone call you have been putting off. Be willing to put yourself on the line. Tonight: Let the good times roll. BORN TODAY Comedian Carol Burnett (1933), philosopher David Hume (1711), singer Bobby Rydell (1942)


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ACROSS 1 Party boss? 5 Bunks, e.g. 9 Lavish meal 14 Wine-growing region 15 Neural conductor 16 ‘80s-’90s legal drama 17 Frustrated crossword solver’s cry 20 Kindle competitor 21 Chew toy material 22 Scholarship, e.g. 24 Spits out, as a DVD 27 Small beef 28 Move through muck 30 Brand at Williams-Sonoma 31 Little songbird 34 Frustrated crossword solver’s cry 40 Kindergarten rejoinder 41 Kan. hours 42 Hacienda honorific 43 Frustrated crossword solver’s cry 46 Formula One racer Fabi 47 Enzyme suffix 48 Spirited horse 49 Shriner hat 52 Two-time Bond portrayer 55 Ph.D. seeker’s exam 56 Keys at a bar, perhaps 59 Onetime larva 61 Relieved crossword solver’s cry 66 Nice states 67 Co-star of Tom in “Angels & Demons” 68 Telethon request 69 It may be roja or verde 70 Shirts with slogans 71 Walkout walk-in DOWN 1 Yes, in Yokohama 2 __Kosh B’Gosh 3 Superior talents 4 Save for later, in a way 5 Holdup 6 Bus. line 7 Track relentlessly 8 Show derision 9 One may be fatal 10 Per capita 11 Bold poker bet

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12 Jidda native 13 Short online posting 18 Job ad abbr. 19 “Delicious!” 22 It has defs. for 128 characters 23 “Didn’t bring my A-game” 25 Business biggies 26 By the sea 29 Respond smugly to 23-Down’s speaker 32 __-bitsy 33 Greek letter 35 It may be retractable 36 Desert trial 37 Like non-hydrocarbon compounds 38 Baseballer married to soccer’s Mia 39 Diving bird 44 Mountain warble 45 Takes another look at, as a cold case 49 Small winds 50 Musical with the song “A New Argentina” 51 Divided into districts

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Thursday April 26, 2012

Mountainlair to host creative writing exhibition By Alex Panos A&E writer

West Virginia University creative writing graduate students are primed to read excepts of their original work in the Mountainlair tonight. Among the students participating is award-winning author Matt London, who is expected to read his poem “Disaster Recovery Drawer,” a compelling look inside the struggles and strengths of society. In the poem, London makes a bold statement, “and

the world is very slippery, very strong.” Each of the eight graduating students will read his or her original piece – ranging from poetry, fiction to creative nonfiction – for approximately seven to eight minutes. Mark Brazaitis, director of the Creative Writing Program, said the students had a lot of raw talent coming into the program and over the last three years have been taught how to utilize and maximize their potential. The exhibition is a chance

for the writers to show their peers, professors, family and friends how accomplished they have become as creative writers. In addition, it is also a culmination of all their efforts in the Creative Writing Program at WVU. “We’re very proud of this graduating class,” Brazaitis said. “These are writers who have spent the last three years working very hard on their craft.” London, who will graduate in May, received an Association of Writers and Writ-

ing Programs Intro Journals Award for his poem “National Acoustic Symphonic Academy.” According to a press release, his poem will also be published in the Hayden’s Ferry Review. While London has certainly earned a significant amount of recognition, the rest of this year’s graduating creative writing class is quite distinguished as well. Recent graduate Lisa Beans was awarded The Fulbright Scholarship to Poland for her work, and all the stu-

dents have had their work published in an expansive variety of literary journals, including PANK, Potomac Review, the Cold Mountain Review, Slice Magazine and Reed Magazine. According to Brazaitis, the reading is a celebration of the time and effort these students have invested to hone their writing skills over the last three years. He believes people in attendance will witness some of the remarkable talent that WVU has to offer. “I think the audience will be impressed with the beauty

and the range of the students’ work,” Brazaitis said. “It will be an entertaining evening.” Graduating readers include London, Beans, Justin Anderson, Justin Crawford, Micah Holmes, Rachel King, Elissa Hoffman and Kelly Sundberg. The reading, targeted for an adult audience, will be held in the Mountainlair’s Rhododendron Room at 7:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend and complimentary refreshments will be served. daa&

Kip Moore impresses on FBI to check debut album ‘Up All Night’ ‘Girls Gone justin lesko A&E correspondent

Kip Moore proves on ‘Up All Night’ that he has the chops to hang with the genre’s top stars.

There’s “something about a truck,” and there’s also something about Kip Moore’s debut album, “Up All Night.” Moore’s first single off the album, “Something ‘Bout a Truck,” has steadily climbed the country and pop charts since it was released, and this is due to the song’s honest depiction of the country lifestyle. Some may be turned off by the somewhat cliche lyrics about the simple things in life, like trucks, beer and girls, but that in no way takes away from the song’s (or the album’s) effectiveness. The song is undeniably catchy and seems to get better every time you hear it. Moore’s voice, with an intriguing rasp, is particularly noteworthy on the album. Along with this, Moore co-wrote all 11 tracks on the album. Moore could best be described as Bruce Springsteen born in the South, especially on songs like “Crazy One More Time,” “Hey Pretty Girl” and “Drive Me Crazy,” which, through its infectious teenage love story, is perhaps the best

song on the album. After growing up in Georgia, Moore moved to Hawaii, and his life on the beach is described in the song “Everything But You.” He uses excellent imagery to describe the Hawaiian scenery, while adding a touch of heartbreak as he has everything but his love. On the track, Moore sings, “It’s got stars that shine like diamonds/ with a black canvas behind them/ there’s a sun out here that seems to always shine/ I’ve never seen water quite so blue./ It’s got everything but you.” “Faith When I Fall,” the album’s final track, makes for a nice bookend with its charming message in the lyrics, “Give me light up ahead on a journey/ give me strength when I’m standing/ and faith when I fall.” The track leaves the listener wanting more, as Moore hints that he is just warming up as a force in the world of country music. Simply put, “Up All Night” is good–really good. It is, in fact, too good to listen to just once, and it provides a platform upon which Kip Moore can build an impressive career.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor said Wednesday he’s asked the FBI to investigate who set up an online auction for an internship in his Washington office that the founder of “Girls Gone Wild” says he bought for the winner of a reality show. Pryor denied a claim that the winner of “The Search for the Hottest Girl in America” contest put on by video empire founder Joe Francis will intern in the senator’s office this summer. Pryor called the claim a “hoax” and said his office doesn’t sell, donate or auction off internships. “We believe someone outside Senator Pryor’s office has broken the law by fraudulently impersonating a U.S. Senator, fraudulently attempting to sell a government position and using the Senate seal without authorization,” Pryor spokeswoman Lisa Ackerman said. “We have asked the FBI to fully investigate who is perpetrating this fraud against the senator and the U.S. Senate.” An FBI spokeswoman said the bureau does not confirm or deny ongoing investigations or when it’s received a request for an investigation. Francis, who has made a fortune marketing videotapes featuring young women flashing their breasts, announced the internship would be part of the contest winner’s prize package after bidding on it during an online charity auction for a California temple last weekend. Francis said there was “no better way to empower women” than to award the internship. BiddingForGood, the Cambridge, Mass., based site where Francis said he bid on the item, said the internship was put up for auction to benefit a child learning center operated by the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles and was sold for $2,500. The listing for the internship does not say who donated it. BiddingForGood spokeswoman Kaijsa Kurstin said it’s up to charities using the site to vet items they list for auction. Bruce Berman, the temple’s development director, did not immediately return a request for comment Wednesday. Pryor, Arkansas’ only Democratic senator, recently announced he planned to seek a third term in 2014. His office suggested the internship auction and subsequent announcement from Francis was an attack aimed at his re-election bid. Pryor, a former state attorney general, has backed legislation aimed at cutting access to porn sites including requiring special Internet domains, age-verification filters and a 25 percent excise tax on transactions over adult sites. Pryor told reporters he believed the claim was a publicity stunt. “At first, I think you kind of want to chuckle about something like that but really it’s serious,” Pryor said. “Saying they’re doing all this stuff and that they’re going to be interning on Capitol Hill is just kind of out of left field.” Francis said Wednesday that his office had not contacted Pryor’s office directly about the internship. Francis told The Associated Press on Wednesday morning he believed the internship was legitimate, but by late Wednesday afternoon his site no longer listed it as part of the prize package for the show. “I bought what was represented to me as a four week internship on a charity auction site,” he said.


Thursday April 26, 2012


Straight No Chaser wows sold-out crowd at CAC BY cody schuler sports writer

What’s the quickest way to win over the approval of a sold-out crowd at a show in Morgantown? Sing “Country Roads,” of course. It didn’t take long for 10-man a cappella group “Straight No Chaser” to get the crowd behind them at Wednesday night’s soldout show at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center. Formed in 1996 as an a cappella group on the campus of Indiana University, Straight No Chaser rose to fame when their performance of “The 12 Days of Christmas” went viral on YouTube. That video, uploaded more than six years ago, has garnered more than 14 million views and helped land the group a five-album record deal with Atlantic Records they signed in 2008. Now, the college friends are touring the country and are even sponsoring a cruise this October through Carnival Cruise Lines. The 10 members performed for more than two hours, taking only a 20-minute intermission midway through the show. Seeing Straight No Chaser live is more of an experience than it is a concert. The 10 men move around the stage singing in perfect unison, wrapping the crowd up in perfect harmony with each song. In between songs, the group kept the crowd entertained by telling a personal story or joke, which helped build a connection with those in attendance. Although the group primarily did covers of popular songs, they added original lyrics to popular movie themes like “Star Wars,” “Rocky” and “Forest Gump.”


Straight No Chaser performs ‘I’m Yours / Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ at the CAC Wednesday evening in Morgantown. The night’s playlist was suitable for just about any music fan. The group dabbled in four decades of some of the most popular tunes, taking time to pay homage to Smokey Robinson, Maroon 5, The Temptations and Jason Mraz, just to name a few. In one of the more memorable performances of the night, the group played a medley of The Beatles’ “Help!” and The Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction.” Katie Demyan, a junior in mechanical and aerospace engineering student, said she has long been a fan of the group, but surmised that last night’s live performance was much better

than listening at home. “I have a couple of their CD’s,” she said. “Their live show was great, and I think it’s because they’re so personable and they’re very authentic.” Midway through the show, the band brought out a birthday cake complete with candles for group member Jerome Collins, who put on arguably the most memorable performance of all. Collins, an Allentown, Pa., native, brought a level of emotion and excitement to the stage that stood above the rest. His crooning of Oasis’s smash-hit “Wonderwall” and his upbeat cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition”

were particularly popular with the crowd. Still, no song resonated with the crowd more than “Country Roads.” At the end of the show, the group came out for an encore sporting “Morgantown” shirts they purchased at The Book Exchange. The 10 men then led the crowd in a “Let’s Go, Mountaineers” cheer. Hillary Woodrum, a freshman history student, admitted that although The Beatles medley was excellent, it couldn’t top the group’s performance of John Denver’s popular hit. “That was the best part, but

doing the ‘Let’s Go, Mountaineers,’ cheer was pretty awesome too.” David Ryan, public relations specialist for WVU Arts & Entertainment, felt that the show was enjoyed. “The crowd was just clapping and cheering and people were laughing – you could hear it outside in the lobby which is a pretty good indicator that they were having a good time,” he said. Straight No Chaser also displayed a very innovative marketing scheme, encouraging fans to take pictures and video as well as mention them on Twitter

and “like” them on Facebook. Ryan felt this particular method of connecting with the fans was very effective. “The audience was encouraged to use the hashtag “SNClive” and if you saw what people were saying and what we at WVU Events were retweeting, you could see that people were really into it and really loved the rendition of ‘Country Roads.’” For more information on Straight No Chaser, visit their website at or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

J. Cole to perform with special guests at WVU Coliseum By jeremiah yates opinion editor

Grammy-nominated rapper J. Cole will perform with special guests Tyga and Big K.R.I.T. Friday night at The West Virginia University Coliseum. “Cole World: The Sideline Story,” J. Cole’s debut album, quickly achieved gold status and remains in the Billboard top 100. J. Cole, born Jermaine Cole, was influenced by rappers like Tupac Shakur and Canibus whose raps tell stories as opposed to simply repeating catchy lines. As a North Carolina native, he began writing story-based lyrics when he was 15 years old. Rolling Stone praised J. Cole as a “technically superb rapper,” whose album features “sleek, snappy, mostly self-produced tracks with dozens of great punch lines.” Since J. Cole’s appearance on Jay-Z’s 2009 album, “The Blueprint,” he has achieved moderate fame and was the first artist to be signed under Jay-Z’s New Nation Label. His scholarly style can be accredited to his education; he graduated Sigma Cum Laude from St. John’s University on an academic scholarship. Tyga recently signed with Lil Wayne’s label Young Money Entertainment. An acronym for “Thank You God Always,” Tyga began his rise after impressing Gym Class

Heroes’ Travie McCoy and joining the band on tour. Tyga’s latest release, “Rack City,” was on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 6 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Big K.R.I.T. has been chasing his dreams of being a rap star since age 12 and was producing his own music at age 14. Through his persistence and underground success, Big K.R.I.T. is beginning to make his mark in the rap game. His career found momentum in 2005 when an Atlanta DJ placed his song “We Gon’ Hate” on a mixtape. Big K.R.I.T.’s debut studio album, “Live From the Underground,” will be released this year and features collaboration with legendary bluesman B.B. King. The concert is a part of the Spring 2012 Campus Conciousness Tour, which aims to inspire students to be more aware of the impact they have on the environment. Along with educating and mobilizing students, the tour includes many greening elements and is run to have a minimal environmental footprint. Concert goers can visit the Brita FilterForGood Music Project tent at the Coliseum on Friday to play games and win Brita prizes. In addition, reusable Nalgene bottles filled with free Brita filtered water will be available to those who attend.

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So far, the Brita FilterForGood movement has saved more than 360 million plastic bottles from potentially ending up in landfills. Through Brita’s partnership with the Preserve Gimme 5 program, concert-

goers are also invited to recycle their used Brita filters at the Music Project tent in exchange for a new Brita filter. Preserve’s Gimme 5 program transforms the plastic from the water filters into new, 100 percent recycled

Preserve products, like toothbrushes and razors. Tickets will be available until show time at the Mountainlair and CAC box offices and on or by phone at 304-293-SHOW and

800-745-3000. Tickets range from $28 to $48. WVU students receive a $10 discount with their valid WVU I.D., one discount per student.

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Thursday April 26, 2012

Capitals beat Bruins 2-1 in overtime to advance BOSTON (AP) — Joel Ward slammed home a rebound at 2:57 of overtime to give Washington a 2-1 victory over Boston on Wednesday night, sending the Capitals to the second round of the playoffs and ending the defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins’ hopes of a repeat. Rookie Braden Holtby stopped 31 shots for Washington in Game 7 — the seventh one-goal game of the series. Matt Hendricks scored the Capitals’ other goal. Tyler Seguin scored, and Tim Thomas made 26 saves for Boston. It was the first time in NHL history that a playoff series had seven games determined by one goal. Four of the games went to overtime, and two others were decided with less than two minutes left in regulation. Hendricks scored midway through the first period, and Seguin tied it in the second. It stayed that way through a scoreless third, with Washington killing off a penalty in the final 3 minutes to send the game into overtime. Patrice Bergeron had a chance to win it in the first minute of the extra period, but he couldn’t get off a solid shot from

Holtby’s right. Two minutes later, the Capitals broke into the Boston zone with former Bruin Mike Knuble leading a 2-on-1. Knuble shot, and Thomas left the rebound out where Ward could reach it with his backhander. The building fell silent as the Capitals celebrated just their third postseason series win since a run to the Stanley Cup finals in 1998. Some fans littered the ice with debris, but the Bruins waited for the postgame handshake. Thomas, bringing up the rear, gave Holtby a tap on the shoulder and said, “Great job, kid.” No team has repeated as Stanley Cup champions since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997-98. The Capitals earned more than 100 points in the previous three seasons, leading the NHL with 121 in 2010, but had little to show for it once the postseason started. They won just two series over that span and have not made it out of the Eastern Conference semifinals since 1998, when they made it to the Stanley Cup finals but were swept by Detroit. This year’s regular season wasn’t as successful. But the playoffs have a

chance to be even better. Entering the postseason as a No. 7 seed, the Capitals won three times in Boston — they also won Games 2 and 5 — to earn a berth in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Their second-round opponent won’t be determined until after Game 7s Thursday night between Ottawa and the New York Rangers, and Florida and New Jersey. The Bruins needed an unprecedented three Game 7s to win the Cup last year, including the 4-0 victory over Vancouver that gave the Original Six franchise its first title since 1972. Thomas also had a shutout in the Game 7 win over Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference finals. But that streak ended midway through the first period when Carlson shot from right point and Hendricks tipped it past Thomas’ right shoulder to give the Capitals a 1-0 lead. The Bruins tied it with 5:33 left in the second when Holtby kicked Andrew Ference’s shot wide to his left to Johnny Boychuk, whose shot trickled through the goalie’s pads and into the crease. Seguin dove for ap it, with two defenders crashing on top of him, and swiped it into Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly skates away as Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, center Marcus Johansson, of Sweden, and left wing Jason Chimera celebrate the Capitals’ 2-1 win in overtime in Game 7. the net to make it 1-1.

Vibrant Griffin III to join Redskins, no-nonsense Shannahan

Former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III will be drafted by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the NFL draft tonight.


ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Robert Griffin III is vibrant and fun-loving. Mike Shanahan is businesslike and no-nonsense. Nevertheless, Shanahan thinks they’ll get along just fine. The Washington Redskins coach assured eager fans Wednesday that he will indeed let Robert be Robert when RGIII comes into the fold, starting Thursday night when the Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor is selected No. 2 overall in the NFL draft. Shanahan joked that he won’t hold it against Griffin “just because he’s got a lot of charisma and I don’t.” “He’s a natural leader. ... You want guys to lead your football team,” Shanahan said. “Everybody’s got their own way of doing things. Some guys are a little bit more serious. You’ve got to be yourself.” Shanahan, playing the role of pragmatic, close-to-thechest coach to the very end, even tried his best to leave just the slightest doubt that the Redskins might not get Griffin, claiming that there was a “one percent of one percent” chance that the choice will be Andrew Luck instead. That’s not happening, of course. The Indianapolis Colts have said they’re taking Luck at No. 1, and the Redskins have invested a lot of time getting to know Griffin. “He’s got everything that we look for,” Shanahan said, “and I’m looking forward to working with him.” The Redskins moved into the No. 2 position nearly seven weeks ago by trading

three first-round picks and a second-rounder to the St. Louis Rams. Shanahan said he will incorporate Griffin’s skills into the Redskins offense and anticipates some growing pains along the way. Rex Grossman was re-signed earlier this offseason to be the veteran place-holder in case Griffin isn’t ready to start on opening day. “You just don’t want to throw a guy in there right away until he feels comfortable,” Shanahan said. “And there’s a growing process. It doesn’t happen right away. Obviously when you give up a first and second, you want that guy to get in there as quick as possible, but you want to do it at the right time and make sure he’s ready.” Shanahan stressed that he doesn’t expect Griffin alone to turn the Redskins into an instant winner. Washington went 5-11 last year, its fourth consecutive last-place finish in the NFC East. “When you take a look at the young quarterbacks that have been successful in this league, what have they had? Great defense,” Shanahan said. “If you come in and don’t have great defense and you start as a rookie quarterback, usually you don’t see very many teams that are over .500.” The news conference ended a month of media silence for the coach, and he touched on numerous topics: —Shanahan said he’s granted receiver Jabar Gaffney permission to find another team because of the additions of free agents Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan.

“I believe I owe it to him to give him a chance to look around the league and check his options,” Shanahan said. —Shanahan said this season he will have “18 or 19” starters that are different from the starting lineup he had when he arrived in Washington two years ago. Doing the math, that leaves linebackers London Fletcher and Brian Orakpo, cornerback DeAngelo Hall and perhaps receiver Santana Moss as the holdovers. —Shanahan had a glowing report about the status of right tackle Jammal Brown’s injured hip. Brown has been hampered for two seasons, leaving to speculation that the Redskins will target the position in the draft. “Right now I feel better about Jammal Brown than (at any time) since I’ve been here,” Shanahan said. —Shanahan confirmed the Redskins brought in veteran kicker Neil Rackers to compete with Graham Gano. The coach also is moving Lorenzo Alexander to inside linebacker and Niles Paul to tight end and hopes that tight end Chris Cooley, who is recovering from a knee injury, will be able to go full speed when offseason practices begin next month. —Shanahan said the $18 million salary cap penalty imposed by the NFL had an impact on the Redskins’ offseason, but he said he is not allowed to discuss the issue in detail until it is resolved. The team’s appeal of the penalty is scheduled to be heard by an arbitrator on May 10. “Does it change your game plan?” Shanahan said. “Sure, it does.”

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KJ unanimously named top senior

Smith, Bailey, Ciotola also earn DA End of Year Awards BY ALex Sims

Bulger’s completions and attempts records and tied his single season touchdown mark with 31. Of course, Smith’s incredible year culminated with a 70-33 waxing of Clemson in the Orange Bowl in which he went 31-42 for 401 yards and six touchdowns.

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Senior of the Year The champion of the senior class is No. 2 in West Virginia history in minutes played, behind only Mountaineer legend DaSean Butler. In his four-year career, forward Kevin Jones did not miss a single game and has solidified himself as one of the best in school history. After forgoing last year’s NBA draft, Jones came back to lead a young WVU squad to its fifth consecutive NCAA tournament appearance. In his final season, the Mount Vernon, N.Y., native averaged 19.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. A strong force inside, Jones bruised his way past Chris Brooks into first place in WVU history with 450 offensive rebounds. Jones also finished his career sixth in school history with 33 double doubles.

Runners up: 2.) Tavon Austin, football T3.) Eric Schoenle, men’s soccer T3.) Bry McCarthy, women’s soccer

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WVU quarterback Geno Smith threw for 4,385 yards as a junior, leading the Mountaineers to an Orange Bowl victory.

A record-shattering athlete from Miramar, Fla., has been named Junior of the Year. Quarterback Geno Smith re-wrote the West Virginia passing record book during its 10-3 season. Runners up: Smith became the first 2.) Ray Gaddis, men’s Mountaineer to eclipse the soccer 4,000-yard milestone through the air, throwing for a school 3.) Julian Miller, football record 4,385 yards. He also surpassed Marc Junior of the Year

Sophomore of the Year This year’s Sophomore of the Year award winner enjoys spending time in the end zone, the spread offense and making acrobatic catches. Inside receiver Stedman Bailey led all WVU receivers with 12 touchdown receptions on the season, tripling his scoring output from last season and tying West Virginia’s all-time record. The Miramar, Fla., native flourished during his first year as a part of Dana Holgorsen’s potent offensive scheme, exploding for a WVU record

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Senior Kevin Jones averaged 19.9 points and 10.9 rebounds this season for the West Virginia men’s basketball team.

Former Mountaineer Miller will bring perseverence, passion to NFL cody schuler sports WRITER

Tonight, to the pleasure of football fans everywhere, the National Football League will hold its annual player draft. Since 1936, teams in the NFL have bolstered their respective rosters by selecting amateur athletes from the nation’s finest colleges and universities. At one point, the NFL draft was nothing more than a bonafide crapshoot; teams would select players on nothing more than a good word and perhaps an intriguing rumor. Today, fans have the ability to log on to the Internet and see in-depth breakdowns of every single player who is eligible for selection – even the guys who will barely make a practice squad. For some, the hype surrounding the draft is the best part. On every last Thursday in April, my friends and I will gather around the television to see how our favorite teams will

draft, as well as criticize every big decision made. As I’ve grown older, and perhaps wiser in some aspects, I’ve stopped loving that part so much. Sure, the first round is full of excitement and hype, but for me personally, the later rounds are where the real work gets done. In 2007, for instance, my favorite team used a fifth-round pick on a tight end from Cincinnati. After watching a lot of Big East football, I knew my team had gotten a solid player and taken on very little risk to do so.

Two seasons later, that player would set a franchise record for most receptions by a tight end. Granted, not every player drafted after the third round turns out to be as good of an investment. For every late-round steal like Tom Brady (sixth-round, 2000) there are dozens of players who never even play a full season in the NFL. I’m not telling you all of this for nothing. Tonight, Mountaineer fans everywhere will wait for former

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Mountaineers to field deep roster in 2012 BY Amit Batra SPorts Writer

This fall, Mountaineer fans could very well see the deepest West Virginia men’s soccer team to date. Some key players who will return for the Mountaineers are Andy Bevin, Uwem Etuk, Travis Pittman, Eric Schoenle, Pat Eavenson, Peabo Doue, Jay Williams and Shadow Sebele. “We’ve got a lot of options,” said head coach Marlon LeBlanc. “This team has so much potential come fall time. I said last year I thought it would be our deepest team, and I was right. We lost guys like (Ray) Gaddis, Sebele and Doue, and we were able to go through October very well. By the time we got to Maryland, it caught up to us; It was our depth that got us through. LeBlanc believes the Mountaineers will be an even deeper squad than they were a year ago. Handling business on, and more importantly, off the field is the first priority, according to LeBlanc. The younger players are continuing to develop, and with the rapid improvements, WVU can be a highlycompetitive team against the nation’s top programs. “It’s good for young guys to go out and play different spots,” LeBlanc said. “It shows what they can do and shows what they can’t do.” With West Virginia having quality wins against the likes of No. 1 Connecticut last season, this year’s possibilities are endless. Now, WVU will face the challenge of adjusting to a new conference in the MidAmerican Conference. With the move, the Mountaineers will face a strong Akron squad, as well as im-

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Members of the WVU men’s soccer team stand together during a game against Slippery Rock Sunday. proving programs such as Northern Illinois. With the addition of West Virginia, the conference gets that much better. “We should have a lot of experience to work with this fall,” said senior midfielder Uwem Etuk. “This is some of the younger guys’ first games playing, so you have to understand that it’ll take time. But you see the work everybody is putting in during practice, and it’s definitely paying dividends.” With the right work ethic and dedication, the 2012 squad can be on the verge of one of the best teams in Mountaineer history, and a national title can be in its sight. “I believe this is one of the deepest and most talented squads our fans are going to

see,” said senior midfielder Shadow Sebele. “We just have to make sure we come out and work hard everyday so we can put on a show for our fans and keep them happy. “It’s a learning process for the young guys, but they are getting it day-by-day. A lot of them didn’t play a lot in the fall and now they are getting a lot of playing time and learning with game experience, so it’s good for them. It’s going to help us a lot in the fall.” With an impressive recruiting class coming in, time will tell how far West Virginia can go. On paper, however, this is one of the deepest teams with a large amount of potential.

Thursday April 26, 2012


WVU begins spring practices by sebouh majarian sports writer

Establishing the team’s culture and norms during this offseason is critical for West Virginia volleyball head coach Jill Kramer when considering her incoming recruiting class. The West Virginia volleyball team currently has six girls available to practice. Of those six, Liz Gulick, Evyn McCoy, Karly Rasmussen and Stephanie Mock are the only returners from last season’s team, which went 7-19 overall. Junior Arielle Allen and freshman Brittany Sample started working out with the team this semester, which will pay off next season when they are able to help the other six 2012 commits. Allen transferred from Western Wyoming Community College, where she totaled 537 kills along with 226 blocks. Kramer had been an integral part of signing the No. 15 and No. 9 recruiting classes as an assistant at Virginia and most recently added Hannah Sackett and Caleah Wells to her list of 2012 signees. Sackett is a 6-foot outside hitter from Somers, Mont., who played at Flathead High and set 16 different school records. She was also a finalist for the 2010 Montana Gatorade Player of the Year. Wells is the second WVU signee from Texas joining Sample in the 2012 class. The 6-foot-1 middle blocker was the district 15-4A Hitter of the Year in 2011 and was named to the 4A Texas Girls Coaches Association AllState Team. Rounding out the rest of the freshmen class is Monique Kemp, Kendall LaVine, Anna Panagiotakopoulos and Nikki Attea. As she entered her third year as head coach, Kramer didn’t let the team’s lack of depth restrict or limit her off-season goals. She had the team spend the spring focus on communication while sharpening some essential fundamental skills. “We’re not worried about errors when we’re serving; we’re

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West Virginia head coach Jill Kramer reacts during a match in the 2011 season. worried about getting a tough ball in,” Kramer said. “In the fall if were not serving a tough ball it’s coming back hard and it’s coming back fast, so we have to make sure were making it hard on teams.” McCoy had a busy freshman season as the Mountaineers middle blocker scoring 138 kills and blocking 82 shots. “We all like it, actually, because it’s very individual training. A lot of spring seasons, you’re going to get smaller teams so it’s going to be a lot more focused on getting each person where they need to be for the fall,” McCoy said. The Clare, Ill., native was in all 91 sets played by the Mountaineers, a trend that continued into the spring. “It’s invaluable, all the time she’s spending on the court,” Kramer said. “When you’re playing the whole time, you’re getting to play against both middles on the other team a lot, and she’s beginning to learn player’s tendencies really well and learning to transition well in both twoand three-hitter rotations.” The Mountaineers wrapped up their spring schedule on a

high note Sunday when they beat Loyola. The team also hosted a coach’s clinic with James Madison University before splitting the scrimmage last weekend. “We did a lot of good things and at the end of the day we found a lot of things we need to work on, too, which is good because every time you step off the court you want to know, ‘OK, I did this good and this is what I need to improve on,’” McCoy said. The Mountaineers who finished No. 8 in the Big East with a 5-9 conference mark, have adapted to the circumstances with some of the girls playing out of position. Gulick shifted from being a defensive specialist to an outside hitter, a position she played in high school but didn’t expect to play at WVU. “We have a really close-knit group, and it’s the last chance for us to work together, just the six of us and form that strong bond that we have. We need to solidify that before the freshmen get here,” Gulick said.


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Yankees’ Pineda out for year ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — New York Yankees starter Michael Pineda will miss the entire season without pitching in a game because of a tear in the labrum of his right shoulder. The Yankees said the righthander will have arthroscopic surgery Tuesday in New York and be out for about a year. “It’s a loss,” manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday. “He was a guy that we were counting on this year. We traded for him, and unfortunately he’s hurt.” New York acquired Pineda from Seattle in January, giving up top catching prospect Jesus Montero to get the 23-year-old All-Star pitcher. Pineda felt weakness in his shoulder during an extended spring training game Saturday, which came three weeks after he had problems in a spring training start. The tear was discovered in a medical exam after that. When Pineda experienced discomfort in the back of the shoulder during spring training March 30, the initial diagnosis was tendon inflammation in his right shoulder. Girardi said Pineda wasn’t quite himself during spring training, but that the 6-foot-7, 260-pound pitcher was making his starts and doing his bullpens without any complaints of pain. “He just felt like his arm was weak, so it explains why it was weak now,” Girardi said. “When and where and how and what we did doesn’t matter now. What we have to do is more forward and try to get this kid healthy.” Pineda was 9-10 with a 3.74 ERA in 171 innings last year as a rookie for the light-hitting Mariners. He’s now going to miss an entire season, and possibly more. “It’s hard because you get a chance and you realize your dream and you have a good first year and you’re looking forward


Continued from page 11 1,279 yards. Bailey’s biggest moment of the year came in West Virginia’s final regular season game at USF. On fourth-and-10 with time winding down, Bailey snared a sliding 26-yard reception with four seconds remaining on the clock to set up a game-winning field goal and preserve WVU’s BCS hopes. Runners up: 2.) Frances Silva, women’s soccer T3.) Hope Sloanhoffer, gymnastics


Continued from page 11 West Virginia defensive end Bruce Irvin to become the latest alumnus to play in the NFL. However, long after the lights are dimmed and the big-name television analysts leave, the real fun will begin. I can’t wait to see what team takes a chance on Julian Miller. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive lineman from Sherrodsville, Ohio, isn’t the first player who comes to many people’s minds when they think of this draft class. Heck, he might not come to anybody’s mind outside of West Virginia. I am excited to see where Irvin goes, and I know he will do well in the NFL. However, I’m really looking forward to hearing Miller’s name called. After getting to know Miller a little bit last season, I feel certain that in the right situation, he will have no problem finding success in the NFL. He may not have the physical attributes that scouts drool over, but he has something more important. The right attitude. Whether it was after a big win, a disappointing loss or simply a spring practice, Miller was always honest, polite and open with whomever he

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Junior pitcher Dan Dierdorff is 4-4 this season with one save for the West Virginia baseball team.

WVU junior Dierdorff loves to compete By Ben Gaughan

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New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda will miss the rest of the season due to a tear in his right labrum. to taking the things that you’ve learned from your first year and applying them to the second year and you get hurt. It’s a frustrating time,” Girardi said. “Our job is to make sure that we keep him focused on his rehab and we get him back for next year.” The manager expressed optimism that Pineda would return healthy because he’s young and strong. “He does have youth on his side,” Girardi said. “And he doesn’t have a ton of mileage in his arm as a younger player. That bodes well for him.” The Yankees revealed the ex-

tent of Pineda’s injury on the same day that left-hander Andy Pettitte was making a start for Double-A Trenton in the next step of the 39-year-old pitcher’s comeback from a one-year hiatus. Pettitte is still expected to make one or two more minor league starts after that. Girardi said he felt the Yankees would be OK because he believes “our guys can pitch. That’s the bottom line, guys just have to get it done.” As for Pettitte’s eventual return, Girardi feels like so many others who assume that “Andy’s going to be the Andy when he left.”

T3.) Christal Caldwell, shined brighter than rest. women’s basketball Taylor Ciotola shot the highest score of the entire Surprise Player of the first air rifle relay at NCAAs, Year matching his personal best of The storied West Virginia 591 and earning him a spot in rifle program carried a load the air rifle finals. of uncertainty into this seaAfter the Pasadena, Md. son thanks to the departure native helped WVU become of five all-American shooters, the only school at the compeincluding the air rifle world tition with two individual air champion, Nicco Campriani. rifle finals qualifiers, he used With only a few proven a 99.4 finals score to finish competitors on the roster, it No. 6 overall at 690.4. was up to a group of newcomRunners up: ers to carry that burden. This group of fresh faces 2.) Andy Bevin, men’s combined to entrench WVU soccer in the top three of the rankT3.) Darwin Cook, football ings all season. T3.) Kate Schwindel, womBut in the team’s most cru- en’s soccer cial time, the NCAA pionships, one freshman

interacted. Miller was a media darling; virtually anyone who crossed paths with him will tell you about his respectful and mature attitude and how he never took anything for granted. His mentality rubbed off on others, and the senior leader’s mind-set was contagious in the locker room. I can’t imagine how hard it is for a Division I athlete with propotential to keep a level head. Miller, however, seemed to do it with ease. His perspective and overall outlook will take him a long way. Oh, and not to mention, he did have 29.5 sacks dur-

ing his four-year career in Morgantown. While Miller’s name may not come off the board until the fifth, sixth, or possibly even seventh round, I have no doubt he will make an impact for whatever team he ends up playing for. Having freakish athleticism and elite football skills may be a prerequisite to put on an NFL uniform, but to find staying power in one of the toughest, most unforgiving professions in America requires mental savvy and strong perseverance. Or, in other words, all the things that I would say to describe Julian Miller.

Dan Dierdorff was recruited by only two schools after high school. The first was his junior college, Frederick Community College in Frederick, Md. The second was WVU. He chose to begin his first two years at junior college, where he had the nation’s second best ERA of 1.11 and struck out 84 batters to go against just eight walks. Last season, he went 7-1 in 12 starts on the mound. Now, in his first season under head coach Greg Van Zant, Dierdorff is one of the most consistent pitchers on West Virginia’s pitching staff. “I like going out there. I love pitching,” Dierdorff said. “Competing is the best part about baseball.” Although the junior’s 4-4 record and 5.40 ERA might not seem like consistent numbers, the beginning of the season was rough for the whole team. Dierdorff was not getting the run support that he has gotten over the last month. Also, the Mountaineers traveled all over the

country to play against superior teams – and struggled. Dierdorff is 2-1 in his last three starts and all of them were quality starts for the team. The lone loss was a 3-1 decision at Rutgers, where the Mount Wolf, Pa., native threw 6.2 innings, allowing three runs on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks. Again, WVU only scored one run in the game. His last win came against Pitt this past Sunday, in his first Backyard Brawl experience. Dierdorff pitched into the eighth inning and struck out three hitters, while allowing seven hits and four earned runs. “It always helps when you get run support,” he said. “Pitchers go out there and you still need to pound the zone, but it was nice to know you have a little bit of a cushion. It was nice to have run support. You still have to go out there and throw strikes.” With the way WVU is playing right now, Dierdorff is happy to go out on the mound and help his team win games in any way possible. “I feel good. I’ve decided

I’m just going to keep it simple from now on,” Dierdorff said. “A couple starts before (the Pitt game), I was kind of up in the zone and hitting guys, and they were hitting me hard. So, I just basically figured one night I’m just going to stop walking guys; that didn’t happen today, but I just want to go out there and start throwing strikes and keep the game simple.” He knows the team still has work to do to get into the Big East Conference tournament, but he is confident in his teammates and their ability. “At the end of the day, when you fall asleep, a win is almost the same as a loss. You can’t really do anything about it. It’s the competition, whether you win or lose, you just want to go right back out there and do it again,” Dierdorff said. “I firmly believe it doesn’t matter what pitch you throw, if you make a good pitch, the hitter is going to get themselves out. That’s all you can do. It’s not about how good the other team is – it’s about how well you perform.”

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Mountaineers travel to Penn Relays and Ashland Alumni Invitational by amit batra sports writer

Hoping to earn the last bit of qualifiers for the Big East Conference Championships, the West Virginia track and field team travels to Philadelphia, Pa., and Ashland, Ohio, for the Penn Relays and Ashland Alumni Invitational this weekend. “We have a very small group going into Penn this week,” said coach Sean Cleary. “Two in the 3,000-meter, Kaylyn Christopher and Letitia Propst; this will be the first time that Letitia has run this event, while Kaylyn is simply looking for a little tune up for the Big East Championships. “This marks the first time that Kaylyn will race for us this spring. We are looking for her to blow out the cobwebs and prepare for the Big East Champi-

onships. For Letitia, we want to show her another level of competition.” As the Big East Championships near, the Ashland Alumni Invitational will deal with throwers to get them prepared for the upcoming important Big East Championships and NCAA Regionals. “The meet at Ashland is for throwers,” Cleary said. This is a big throwing meet and is specifically on the schedule for the opportunities presented in their event area. The entire group will throw. We are looking for them to fine-tune themselves also for the Big East Championships.” For these last meets before the big stages, it’s important to have good confidence and momentum according to Cleary. “It’s important to go into the Big East Championships with confidence,” he said. The momentum gained over the past

few weeks and those competing this weekend is very important.” Propst hopes to have a good mark in order to qualify for the Big East Championships and get some experience with this level of competition. “I hope to run somewhere around 10:20 or better,” she said. “I don’t know if I’ll be going to the Big East Championships or not, but if I do, it will be very important to ride with confidence. Since I’ve never run in a championship meet, the Penn Relays could give me a better feel for a big-time competition.” It’s an important time to be getting high marks and to ride into the Big East Championships with confidence and momentum. The Penn Relays and Ashland Alumni Invitational could give the Mountaineers just that.



Thursday April 26, 2012

Ted Williams memorabilia to be auctioned BOSTON (AP) — He was a skilled fisherman, a veteran of two wars and an accomplished hunter. Oh, and Ted Williams also played baseball. Fans seeking to buy items once owned by the legendary Red Sox slugger will flock to Boston’s Fenway Park beginning Wednesday for a preview of the first major auction of sports, military and personal memorabilia documenting Williams’ life. The preview, open to the public, is set to last through Friday at the world’s oldest baseball park and home field of the only team that Williams played for during his 1939-1960 major league career. The auction will be Saturday and some of the proceeds will benefit The Jimmy Fund, a charity affiliated with Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for which the slugger helped raise money during his lifetime. Williams, the last major league hitter to bat .400 – posting a .406 average in 1941 – enjoyed a diverse life, including as a U.S. Marine in World War II and the Korean War, a member of the fishing hall of fame and a skilled and accomplished hunter. He flew 39 combat missions in Korea and took enemy fire three times, including during an encounter that forced him to land his stricken jet on its belly. “There’re not many elements of his life that did not exude the same excellence as he did on the baseball field,” said David Hunt, whose firm, Hunt Auctions Inc., is selling the memorabilia on behalf of Williams’ daughter, Claudia Williams of Hernando, Fla. “And that is really unique ... He’s sort of like the John Wayne of baseball and sports of that time period and I think that’s evidenced by all these artifacts that documents

his life.” Among the nearly 800 items up for auction is a baseball in pristine condition that Babe Ruth autographed for Williams with the inscription “To my pal Ted Williams, From Babe Ruth.” That unique ball is expected to go for between $100,000 and $200,000, Hunt said. The ball, which was stolen from the family’s Florida home in the 1970s and not recovered until 2005, had a special place in Ted Williams’ heart, his daughter said. “Of course, the one item in the sale which meant so much to him as a baseball fan was the personalized baseball given to him by Babe Ruth,” Claudia Williams said in an email to The Associated Press. “It influenced his personalizations to so many kids in the future, as he always loved the way Mr. Ruth signed the ball, ‘Your pal.’” Others items include Williams’ 1949 American League Most Valuable Player award valued between $150,000 and $250,000, a silver bat for winning the American League batting championship in 1957 valued between $100,000 and $200,000, as well as bats and jerseys that the slugger used, Hunt said as workers unpacked the memorabilia for display at a luxury suite at Fenway Park. “These objects really just chronicle this man’s life and, I think, show how great he was, not just as a baseball player,” Hunt said. Claudia Williams says her dad’s intent was always to auction the items for charity. “I’m rather certain, in his last year with the Red Sox, he earned less than $100,000,” she said. “So, my dad was always amazed at the sale prices garnered from sales of sports memorabilia.

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Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Ted Williams winds up to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Red Sox game and the New York Mets in New York. “It is dearly important to me to include The Jimmy Fund in this event as it was at the center of my father’s heart for so many years.” Hunt said the auction caps a process that began nearly six years ago when his firm did some appraisals for her. Williams’ daughter, Hunt said, had discussed selling some of the items with her father and brother, who both supported the idea. That occurred before Williams died in 2002, followed by his son in 2004. The 10-year anniversary of

Williams’ death at age 83 and Fenway Park’s ongoing 100th anniversary celebrations provided an ideal timing for the auction, Hunt said. “Claudia kept things that are important to her, donated things to museums ... Why not do this in celebration of his life, benefit the charity that he loved and make it a positive thing for everybody,” Hunt said. Claudia Williams said: “I am incredibly proud of my father. My father lived a wonderful life, and did all he could for his fans, his country, and his family.”

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them three Pro Bowl cornerbacks. But the team couldn’t find a suitable deal for Samuel, so they kept him and used Rodgers-Cromartie in the nickel spot. While Asomugha and Rodgers-Cromartie struggled in a new defense and new roles, Samuel was the most consistent of the trio. The outspoken Samuel probably sealed his fate in Philadelphia when he criticized the front office at the trade deadline, saying management was “playing fantasy football with the owner’s money.” The Eagles, who were looking to clear payroll, now have 10 picks in the draft, including three of the top 51. Samuel has 45 career interceptions in nine seasons, fourth among active players. He had only three interceptions in 14 games last season, but his 38 interceptions since 2006 lead the NFL. “We just improved our team today,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said. “Asante Samuel is a good football player and you can never have enough good players on your team. Our game has become more of a passing game, and you have to have the players who can neutralize how offenses are trying to attack you.” Dimitroff was New England’s director of scouting when the Patriots selected Samuel in the fourth round in 2003.

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FOR SALE AND OPEN HOUSE. 1080 Willowdale Rd. Unit 6. Beautiful Town House, across from Niosh building. 5 minute walk to Med School, Dental School, and Stadium. 2 BR 21/2 BA. Large living room and kitchen, utility room, garage, and security system. Freshly painted, like new condition. Priced for quick sale. Open House, Sunday April 29, 1-4pm. Call 304-842-5642

Prices Starting at $605 2 Bedroom 1 Bath

24 Hour Maintenance/Security Laundry Facilities

Minutes to Hospitals and Evansdale Bus Service

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• JUNE, JULY, AUGUST LEASES • 2 BD Apartments • Convenient 8 Min. Walk to Lair • Nicely Furnished • Off-Street Lighted Parking • Laundry Facilities • Reliable Maintenance • Gas & Water Included • Fully Equipped Kitchens






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Available May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 Bedroom

1-2 & 3 Bedrooms

All Utilities Paid

Now Renting For May 2012

• Furnished & Unfurnished • Pets Welcome • 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance • Next To Football Stadium & Hospital • Free Wireless Internet Cafe • State of the Art Fitness Center • Recreation Area Includes Direct TV’s ESPN,NFL, NBA,MLB, Packages • Mountain Line Bus Every 15 Mintues

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“The Largest & Finest Selection of Properties”

24 Hour Emergency Maintenance & Enforcement Officer Off Street Parking

Phone: 304-413-0900

Apartments , Houses, Townhouses

D/W, W/D, Free Off Street Parking, 3 Min. Walk To Campus

UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS 1 & 2BR APARTMENTS, downtown & stadium locations. AC, WD, off street parking, affordable. No pets allowed. Rice Rentals 304-598-7368 1 & 2BR Downtown Location, Available May 15th. Parking. 304-685-6565 or 304-685-5210. 1 and 2/BR APARTMENTS. UTILITIES INCLUDED. Also 2 and 3 bedroom houses. Downtown. 304-288-8955. 2 BR APT AVAILABLE MAY 15. Located on Willey St. $700 + utilities. Parking available. Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. 304-365-2787 or 304-777-0750. 2 BR/2 BA. Stewarts Town Road. W/D.AC. Garage. $650/month. No pets. Available April or May. Text or call 304-288-6374. 5 BEDROOM HOUSE in South Park across from Walnut Street Bridge. W/D. call Nicole at 304-290-8972 150 WELLEN AVE. 1BR. W/D. Utilities included. $600/mo. lease and deposit. 304-290-6951 or 304-599-8303.

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w w w. m e t r o p r o p e r t y m g m t . n e t TERRACE HEIGHTS APARTMENTS - A Large 4 BR furnished, including all utilities. Tenant responsible for cable & internet. Cost per month $2200 ($550/person). No pets permitted. Available August 1, 2012. 304-292-8888



Now Leasing 2012 1 & 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Apartments Prices Starting at $495 Garages, W/D, Walk In Closets Sparkling Pool Minutes to Hospitals & Downtown

24 HR Maintenance/Security Bus Service NO PETS Bon Vista &The Villas


150 WELLEN AVE. 2-3/BR. W/D. D/W. Utilities included. $800/mo. lease and deposit. 304-290-6951 or 304-599-8303.

DOWNTOWN 1 BR $600 plus elec. & SUNNYSIDE. 2-3 Bedrooms $350/person plus utilities. 304-296-7400

1/2 BR ON HIGH STREET ABOVE SPORT PAGE. Nice. Includes gas/water. Ready May 15. Parking available. Call 304-319-2355.

GREAT 3 BR APT. 4 blocks from campus. W/D. AC. Off street parking. Most utilities paid. Call 304-241-4607. If no answer, call 304-282-0136.

1/BR APT ON BEECHURST. Available now. NO PETS. $600/mo plus utilities. 304-216-2905.

LARGE 3 BR OR 1 BR near law school and both campuses. $1100/ $400 + utilities. 304-288-4481.

2/BR APT. $375/MO/PERSON, UTILITIES INCLUDED. W/D, Pets w/fee Located on Dorsey Avenue. Available 05/15. One year lease + deposit. 304-482-7556.

LARGE 3BR APTS. TOP OF HIGH ST. All utilities included. 304-292-7233.

2BR APARTMENT IN WESTOVER. All utilities paid. W/D included, pets with deposit. $800 month. or 304-615-6071 2BR IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. 770 Battelle Ave. W/D D/W microwave and parking. $395 per person all utilities included. 304-288-3308 2/3BR GILMORE STREET APARTMENTS. Available May.Open floor plan. Large Kit, Deck, AC, W/D. Off University Avenue.1 block from 8th street. Call or text 304-276-1931 or 304-276-7528.


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3BR APARTMENT. 51 West Park Avenue. W/D, all utilities included. Available June 1st $1125/month 304-680-1313 4/5 BR ON QUAY STREET. 5 minute walk to campus. Off street parking. Pets ok. Nice. $385.00 each. Call 304-319-2355. APARTMENTS FOR RENT 2BR Near Ruby and 3 BR Downtown. Off street parking. Walking distance. Call 304-598-7465. AVAILABLE JUNE 1ST 2012. 101 Mclane Ave. 1BR AC WD on premises. $650 utilities included + TV cable and parking space. NO PETS. Call 304-599-3596 or 304-296-5581. AVAILABLE JUNE 1ST. 1-2 BR apartments South Park 304-296-5931 AVAILABLE JUNE 1ST. 1-2BR apartments Pineview Dirve 304-296-5931 AVAILABLE JUNE 1ST. 2-3BR apartments lower High Street. 304-296-5931

LARGE, UNFURNISHED 3/BR apartment. Close to campus/hospitals. Deck, appliances, WD hook-up, off-street parking. No pets. $850/mo+utilities. 304-594-2225 NOW RENTING TOP OF FALLING RUN ROAD Morgan Point 1+2/BR $590-$790+ utilities. Semester lease. WD. DW. Parking. NO PETS. Call: 304-290-4834.


EFF: 1BR: 2BR: Now Leasing For 2012


Mountain Line Bus Service Every 10 Minutes and Minutes From PRT


ABSOLUTELY NO PETS WWW.PRETERENTAL.COM SPACIOUS 1BR APT. Available now! $535/month. 513 Clark Street. Parking. No pets. Call Dave at 304-376-7282 or 304-292-7272.

1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Unfurnished 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance & Enforcement Officer Off Street parking DOWNTOWN PROPERTIES Phone: 304-413-0900

PLUS UTILITIES Glenlock Skyline


PLUS UTILITIES Ashley Oaks Valley View Copperfield

w w w. m e t r o p r o p e r t y m g m t . n e t REDUCED RENT UNIQUE Apartments 1, 2, & 3 BR Close to main campus. Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher, Private Parking. Pets w/fee. 508-788-7769.


JEWELMANLLC.COM close to downtown, next to Arnold Hall. 3,4,5&6/BR houses. Excellent condition. A/C, W/D, parking and yard. Utilities included. No dogs. 12 month lease. 304-288-1572 or 296-8491

UNFURNISHED HOUSES * AVAILABLE MAY 2012 4 BR DUPLEX. 135-A Lorentz Avenue. Walk to Downtown Campus. W/D, Off-street parking. Utilities plus security deposit. Call 304-692-5845. 3 BR 1 BATH Ridgeway Ave. Deck with yard $900mth plus utilities 304-296-1230 4 BR HOUSE FOR RENT 101 Jones Ave. W/D. Parking available. 304-677-6634. 4 BR HOUSES walk to class. W/D. No Pets. Available June 1,2012. Lease./Deposit. Max Rentals 304-291-8423. 1/BR 600 McKinley Avenue. Remodeled. $450+ W/D; 3/BR, 1½ bath, 340 Grant Avenue. $425/person, includes gas/ garbage. 304-879-5059 or 304-680-2011 2/BR. 1/BA. WD/DW, MICROWAVE, FULL BASEMENT. 5/MINUTE WALK downtown. $900/mo+utilities. Lease/deposit. Off-street parking. NO PETS.Available now 304-290-1332. 3BR. + ADD. ROOM, 2 FULL BATH. W/D. Minute walk to town. $900/MONTH. call 304-983-2529. AVAILABLE 6/1 Walk to town. 3 BR. 2 story. 1 BA. Large Yard. W/D. Full basement. $950/month + utilities. Call 304-826-0322 AVAILABLE 6/1. Walk to town. 4 BR. 2 story. 1 BA. W/D. Basement. Yard. $1100/month+utilities. Call 304-826-0322. AVAILABLE NOW! 3/BR, 1 BTH, $350per bedroom/mth plus utilities. Near hospital. Lease, deposit no pets 304-594-1501 or 304-216-1355


4 BR, 2.5 BA W/Covered Parking $625/person

Nice house w/large rooms & closets

Townhome Living Downtown

1 min walk to campus


S M I T H R E N TA L S , L L C 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments For Rent Houses For Rent AVAILABLE MAY - Aug. 2012 Check out:

(304)322-1112 STAR CITY 2BR 1BTH. Large carpeted D/W, W/D, gas, AC. No pets/smoking. Off street parking. $575 plus util. 304-692-1821 THE SUITES AT WEST PARK UPSCALE STUDENT RENTALS. 2 BR 2 BA (one with steam shower one with Jacuzzi tub). Top of the line security system. Ample parking for yourself and visitors. Located close to both hospitals, stadium, shopping, health club, Evansdale campus, and WVU rec center. $575 per bedroom-utilities not included. One year lease-May-May. Phone:304-598-2560 TWO FEMALE ROOMMATES. WANTED for very nice modern 3BR apt with quiet and serious student. Includes DW, AC, WD, 3 minute walk to Downtown campus, includes utilities and parking. Individual lease. $390/month 304-379-9851. UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS. Absolute luxury 3 and 4 bedroom town homes, clubhouse, pool, and exercise room. Call 304-225-7777 or email VERY SPACIOUS 2BR, 2 full bath with large closets. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, Hard wood flooring. Conveniently located close to the campus, stadium and hospital $840 + Electric, Sorry No Dogs. 304-692-9296 or 304-288-0387

WALKING DISTANCE TO DOWNTOWN. 2BR, 1 1/2 BTH, Laundry Room, Parking Permit. 501 Beverly Ave. $800 plus util. 304-685-9300

212 Quay Street (Accross from The Rusted Musket)

Off Street Parking Washer/Dryer


304-692-8879 LARGE 3 BEDROOM located in South Park. 209 Grand St. Two full baths, large bedrooms, three parking spaces, washer and dryer, A/C, $495 a person. All utilities are included. 304-288-3308 UNFURNISHED CONDO. $400 per month per bedroom. Swimming pool, all appliances, river view. Call for details (304)-222-2329 or (757)-724-0265 A.V.

MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 3/BR, 2/BA MOBILE home on three acres. Available 5-1-12 Prefer grad students. 296-8801

ROOMMATES MUST SEE MALE/FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED close to Arnold hall excellent condition, W/D & parking. Individual lease. $395-$450 all utilities included. 304-288-1572 or 304-296-8491.

WANTED TO SUBLET SHORT TERM SUBLEASE AT GREAT RATE. Shared living space with one male. Furnished with laundry facilities and off street parking. Utilities included. Available immediately through July 27. Call 412-554-0105.

HOUSES FOR SALE 3BR 1BA COMPLETELY REMODELED HOME with new appliances. Located 372 Crawford Ave Star City. $129,900. 304-288-4196

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE FOR SALE 1998 MOBILE HOME 3BR/ 2 BA. Independent sales village. Lot rent $376/can be moved $23000 OBO. Call 716-725-5116.

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

HELP WANTED 1st GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS NEEDED FOR DISSERTATION RESEARCH. I am looking for college students who come from families whose parents did not attend college to take a 20 minute on-line survey. The first 200 participants to complete the survey will get a $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble. Eligibility for two grand prize drawings of $100 gift card to Barnes & Noble will also be given to anyone who completes that survey. WVU IRB is on file. If interested please connect to the following web address : BARTENDING UP TO $300 A DAY potential. No experience necessary. Age 18 plus. Training available. 800-965-6520 Ext. 285 CLEANERS WANTED for the Morgantown area. Part time positions, day shift on Sat. and Sun. Must be able to pass background check and drug screening. Apply in person at Patton Building Services. 956 Chestnut Ridge Road, Morgantown, WV. Call 304-599-8711 for directions. Patton Building Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. DANCERS WANTED AT BLUE PARROT!! Come join our wonderful staff and make money while having fun. 304-241-5622. LOOKING FOR TWO MOVERS with pickup truck to move student on Friday, May 4th. Please call James at 304-670-3937. MARIOS FISHBOWL NOW HIRING COOKS and also PART TIME/FULL TIME POSITIONS for Summer only. Apply in person at 704 Richwood Ave.

West Virginia University Seniors... Interested in a career that offers training and opportunities for advancement? NewDay USA is hiring Mortgage Account Executives. To learn more about our company and career opportunities, visit SALES ASSOCIATE NEEDED. Full and part time. Need to be available for summer and fall. Apply at The Shoe Story, Suburban Lanes Plaza. THE LAKEHOUSE NOW HIRING for summer jobs. Busy lake front restaurant. Great summer atmosphere! Hiring bartenders, servers, cooks, hosts, and dishwashers. Apply in person Tuesday-Saturday. 304-594-0088.

LOST & FOUND LOST MALE GOLDEN RETRIEVER PARTIALLY BLIND! REWARD. Responds to Laker. Last seen on Point Marion Rd. 863-412-2049 or 304-657-9932.

Only 2 Issues Left for this Semester Place your Classified today! (304) 293 - 4141




The DA 04-26-2012  

The April 26 edition of The Daily Atheaenum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper.

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