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A FITTING FAREWELL “They get close and become part of your family. You hate to see them go. You have so many great times together.” — WVU head coach Bob Huggins
University names new Mountaineer
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WVU senior Jonathan Kimble was named the 2012-13 Mountaineer mascot during Tuesday’s game against DePaul.
by mackenzie mays city editor
For Jonathan Kimble, third time’s the charm. Kimble, who never gave up on proving his passion for West Virginia University, was named the 2012-13 Mountaineer mascot at Tuesday night’s men’s basketball game vs. DePaul. The senior sports management student from Franklin, W.Va., will replace Brock Burwell, who served as the Mountaineer for the past two years. “This is such an honor. It’s overwhelming. I still can’t believe it,” Kimble said upon
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City prepares for Big 12’s economic impact by bryan bumgardner staff writer
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West Virginia senior Kevin Jones led the Mountaineers with 22 points and 16 rebounds during Tuesday night’s 92-75 win against DePaul.
West Virginia beats DePaul on Senior Night, 92-75 The West Virginia men’s basketball team got back to its winning ways Tuesday night against DePaul. Senior Kevin Jones finished with 22 points and 16 rebounds, while senior Truck Bryant finished with team-high 28 points. Read more from Wednesday’s game against DePaul in Sports.
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West Virginia senior Truck Bryant scored 28 points during his final regular-season game at the WVU Coliseum Tuesday night.
West Virginia University has officially joined the Big 12 Conference, and WVU sports will be facing new teams, stadiums and fans in upcoming sports seasons – but how will the change affect Morgantown businesses on game day? “It’s hard to project that at this point,” said Kenneth Busz, president and CEO of the Morgantown Chamber of Commerce. As teams from around the nation come to play in Morgantown, a number of their fans will follow them, Busz said, which should bring business to the area. The Big East is supported by a fan base of 5.3 million people. The Big 12 boasts a fan base of 8.1 million. Most schools in the Big 12 are more than 1,000 miles away from Morgantown, Busz said, and there is no projection on how distance will affect game day attendance. “I know that their fan base tends to travel pretty well, and there are some major football schools in the Big 12,” he said. “I guess we’re all kind of waiting to see how this plays out, and how many people will travel. Right now, it’s still up in the air.” Busz said he believes the change offers a new locale for Big 12 fans to explore. “I think there will be a novelty factor involved,” he said. “People who have never been to Morgantown or this area might want to follow their teams here.”
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National Pancake Day benefits children’s hospitals by mike atkinson staff writer
Giving can come in many forms – even fresh off the griddle. IHOP restaurants across the country gave away millions of free pancakes Tuesday to raise money and awareness for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is an organization of 170 hospitals throughout the United States and Canada. It provides funds to its mem-
ber hospitals to provide better treatments, equipment, and uncompensated care for children in need, said Clint Curry, senior manager of public relations for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We are really focused on inhospital treatments,” Curry said. Curry said the Morgantown IHOP on Venture Road is giving its donations to the West Virginia University Children’s Hospital, a member hospital of the CMNH. He said National Pancake Day has raised more than $8 million
for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in its six-year existence. “IHOP has always been interested in giving back to local communities,” Curry said. “It’s a great awareness event – pancakes always get everyone excited. It’s a warm, inclusive feeling, to know that it’s not just for the meal, but it benefits someone’s life.” He said last year’s event was the largest one-day event in the history of IHOP restaurants. “We appreciate the work that
IHOP does. Their employees are always amazing,” he said. The goal for this year’s event is to raise $2.7 million for the CMNH. “I think the work IHOP has done will push us above our goal. It’s great that IHOP is able to see the benefits of having an impact on a child’s life,” Curry said. He said the event was trending on Twitter and is popular on Brooke Cassidy/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM other social media sites, includ- Victoria Bartlett, right, a sophomore pre-education student, enjoys a free stack of pancakes with Ashley Grapes, left, a junior accounting student, on National Pancake Day in see pancakes on PAGE 2 Morgantown. The event benefits the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
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‘Our Mountaineer Stars’ team up with American Red Cross by kelsey montgomery
Engineering and Mineral Resources; Geoff Coyle, WVU sports reporter for WVillustrated, and exercise physiology student Jessica Burtnerp; and Ryan Butler, 2011 Mr. Mountaineer, and Julie Adams, WVU Collegiate 4-H dance ambassador.
Donors could also select one of the remaining contestant pairs, which included Julie Diamond, 2011 WVU homecoming queen, and Matt Boczanowski, Student Government Association board member; Evan Bonnstetter, 2011 homecoming king, and Ariel Fink,
WVU dance team member; Chelsea Malone, 2011 Mountaineer Idol, and Joe Harmon, WVUp All Night intern; Jackie Riggleman, Miss Appalachia, and Sheldon Bell, graduate assistant for the Mountaineer Athletic Club; Brenda Thompson, associate vice president
for Academic Affairs, and Phil Furman, CEO of the Kids Camp Foundation; and Lesley Cottrell, chairwoman of WVU faculty senate, and Bill Duff, WVU dance instructor. Many of the stars themselves were present at the blood drive. Adams said she was pleased with the turnout. “I’m actually pretty pleased that a lot of people that Ryan, my partner, and I asked to come out and support us came and showed up,” Adams said. “It was awesome of them to do that.” Bonnstetter said he was excited to see how many supporters contributed to the cause. “I’ve been in and out of the blood drive a few times today and every time I’ve been in here it’s been packed,” Bonnstetter said. “I think that is really good and I’m quite surprised.” With only four days left until the competition, the dancers are starting to buckle down on practicing their routines and making sure they’re stageready for Saturday night’s dance-off. “I haven’t been nervous leading up until today, but now I’m starting to get a little nervous,” Adams said. “I’m really excited. It’s going to be an awesome experience. We’ve been trying to practice as much as possible and been working
“Wherever I go, people know I love West Virginia. It’s always been that way,” he said. “Mountaineer pride is about representing WVU wherever you are and letting everyone know how great our state truly is.” Kimble will be the first Mountaineer mascot to step into a Big 12 Conference football stadium, and said he’s ready to show the country what Mountaineer pride is all about. “I’m ready to go crazy. I’m ready for Dana Holgorsen, his high-powered offense and the Big 12,” he said. “We’re going to be making a lot of first impressions with new schools, and that’s huge. I want to make
sure the country knows what a great family we have here. No matter where you go, you can find Mountaineer pride. We’re not like other universities.” Kimble served as the alternate Mountaineer mascot last year and is a member of the Mountaineer Maniacs Leadership Board and the treasurer of the Sports Management Club. He also served as the cochairman of this year’s Mountaineer Week Beard-Growing Competition and is a member of the WVU power lifting club, WVU running club and other intramural sports. “The Mountaineer represents the whole state of West Virginia. It really is the perfect mascot and symbol of WVU:
hardworking, dedicated, quick to help others and satisfied with what we have,” Kimble said. Kimble said though serving as alternate has prepared him for the position, he knows he has big shoes to fill. “We’ve had awesome Mountaineers in the past, from Brady (Campbell) to Brock, and I hope to continue that tradition and make this an awesome year,” he said. “At my very first game, everyone said I should try out. Jumping up and down, cheering and getting the crowd excited just came natural for me. Ever since, I’ve had a desire to be down there on that field firing off that rifle in front of 60,000
people.” Kimble was chosen among four finalists by the Mountaineer Selection Committee. The other finalists included Daniel Carlson, senior business administration and international management student from Winchester, Va.; B. Jay Hatfield, a senior athletic coaching education student from Madison, W.Va.; and Taylor Richmond, a graduate student in public administration from Mt. Hope, W.Va. Hatfield will serve as the alternate Mountaineer Mascot for the 2012-13 school year. Ross Werner, chair of the Mountaineer Mascot Selection Committee, said Kimble embodies the qualities and char-
West Virginia University “Dancing with Our Mountaineer Stars” contestants were busy racking up pints for points Tuesday by teaming up with the American Red Cross of the Greater Alleghenies Blood region to host a blood drive in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. The blood drawing stations and waiting area chairs were filled as students, faculty and community members who volunteered to give blood on behalf of a chosen pair participating in the “Dancing with Our Mountaineer Stars” competition scheduled for Saturday. A total of 166 donors volunteered to give blood, and the drive collected 127 pints of blood. Donors had the option of 11 couples to choose from to support in the “Mountaineer Stars” competition. The pairs included director of Student Organizations Services Ron Justice and 2010 Mountaineer Idol winner Amanda Hughart; Steve Staffileno, director of the Mountaineer Maniacs, and University relations and news graduate assistant Mel Moraes; current Mountaineer mascot Brock Burwell and Nicole Riggleman, interim development officer in the College of
Continued from page 1 hearing the news. “I’ve put so much time and energy into this, and it was all worth it. I have so much passion for this school. I’m ready for it, and the whole student body seems like they’re behind me so I’m excited.” Kimble has always been known for his school spirit. He’s been spotted in gold and blue everywhere – in California, where he lived for two years, at the 2012 Orange Bowl and even at the Petersen Events Center following a Backyard Brawl win by the WVU men’s basketball team.
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Chelsea Fonner, a freshman pre-nursing student, donates blood in the Mountainlair on Tuesday during the blood drive that was held in conjunction with the ‘Dancing with Our Mountaineer Stars’ event.
on getting our showmanship down.” Bonnstetter said he and his partner are also in preparation mode. “We’ve been practicing over and over,” Bonnstetter said. “I’m not nervous right now; I’m actually pretty excited. I’m hoping that when Saturday comes I’ll be more than ready.” Saturday’s event will be based on ABC’s popular television series, “Dancing With the Stars,” and each pair will dance up to three minutes to a variety of songs and styles. The competition will feature several local celebrities on its judging panel, including Steve Douglas, president of the WVU alumni association, Nikki Bowman, editor of WV Living Magazine and Andrea Rogers, 2011 Miss West Virginia USA. The competition will also invite another “celebrity” judge, who will be revealed at a later date. Bill Nevin, the voice of both the “Pride of West Virginia,” the Mountaineer Marching Band, and WVU men’s home basketball games, will host the dance-off. The “Dancing with Our Mountaineer Stars” competition will take place Saturday, at 8:30 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms.
acteristics of a Mountaineer. “He is passionate, charismatic and proud of our school and state heritage,” Werner said. “He is a very enthusiastic individual who can motivate a crowd with ease. He will be a great advocate for our school, and I know he will represent the Mountaineer Nation with enthusiasm, pride and class.” Kimble will take over as the Mountaineer mascot April 20 at the Passing of the Rifle Ceremony at 3 p.m. in the Mountainlair’s Vandalia Lounge. He will lead the WVU football team out of the tunnels in the Gold-Blue Spring Game the next day.
Continued from page 1 ing Facebook. Vinny Jarboe, a freshman education student, said he was enthusiastic about National Pancake Day after reading about it on Twitter. “When I saw Chad Ochocinco tweeting about it, I decided to come out and see what all the fuss was about,” Jarboe said. Joe Atmonavage, a freshman athletic coaching student, said he thought the event was a great way to promote the CMNH, and he was excited to participate in the promotion. “I wanted to get some free pancakes, and since it’s going to a good cause it’s even better,” he said. Curry said the CMNH could be followed on Twitter at @CMNHospitals. For more information about the CMNH, like its Facebook page, Brooke Cassidy/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM or go to its website, www.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org. Crystal, a waitress at the Morgantown IHOP, makes her way out of the kitchen on Tuesday carrying plates of food for hungry customers, including a free short-stack of buttermilk pancakes in honor of National Pancake Day. email@example.com
Continued from page 1 Ron Hollingshead, an employee at the Euro-Suites Hotel, said business for the hotel is booming despite the conference change. “Right after they released the football schedule, it was 18 minutes before our phones starting ringing,” he said. He said fans from around the nation were calling to reserve rooms for game day weekends. “My shift started at 10 a.m., and the schedule was released
at 11 a.m. Before I went home at 3 p.m., the Oklahoma game was sold out, and the Marshall game was nearly booked,” Hollingshead said. The Euro-Suites Hotel is located on Chestnut Ridge Road, a short distance from Mountaineer Stadium. Hollingshead said the location of the hotel increases demand. “Our hotel has 79 rooms, with at least two adults per room. It was crazy how quickly we sold out,” he said. The biggest demand for hotel rooms still comes from local WVU fans, Hollingshead said, and he believes travel
distance might keep Big 12 fans away during the first year of the conference. “Since it’s our first year, maybe we need to show them we’re a good game. I think that’s the biggest thing,” he said. Hollingshead said he believes once Big 12 fans learn about WVU’s athletic program and Morgantown, more will come to visit. “I think that it can be a lot of fun for them and for us. I enjoy showing off the area to new people,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Santorum calls himself a conservative heavyweight GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum declared himself a conservative “heavyweight” on Tuesday as he defended his decision to court Michigan Democrats in the state’s high-stakes GOP primary. “I am the heavyweight in this race when it comes to moving this country in the conservative direction,” Santorum told reporters while visiting a campaign call center several hours before local polls closed. Romney “is a lightweight on conservative accomplishments, which happens to be more important than how much success and how much money you’ve made in business,” he said. Earlier in the day, Romney fueled the intensifying war of words by calling Santorum “an economic lightweight.” Both candidates campaigned on opposite ends of Romney’s home state as local voters decided what may be a pivotal primary contest. Recent polls suggest the race is a toss-up. Arizona also holds its GOP presidential primary Tuesday and Romney is favored to win. The Michigan contest took a turn on the eve of the election when Santorum’s campaign
Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum greets diners at New Beginnings Restaurant in Kentwood, Mich., Tuesday. used automated telephone calls to encourage Democrats to vote against Romney. Romney complained that the tactic is “deceptive and a dirty trick.” Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, suggested that Romney did much the same thing when he courted independent voters in New
Hampshire’s GOP primary last month. He also accused the former Massachusetts governor of employing his own “dirty trick” by running automated calls that featured a 2008 recording of Santorum endorsing Romney for that year’s primary election. And he noted that Ronald Reagan courted
Democrats in Texas during his 1976 presidential campaign. Santorum suggested that Romney should stop with the complaints. “I didn’t complain about it. I don’t complain. You know what? I’m a big guy. I can take it,” Santorum said outside a Grand Rapids-area restaurant Tuesday morning. “We’re go-
ing to get voters that we need to be able to win this election. And we’re going to do that here in Michigan today.” Only Michigan Republicans may vote in Tuesday’s GOP primary, but party rules allow voters to change their affiliation temporarily on the spot. Santorum’s automated message says Democrats should send “a loud message” to Romney by voting for Santorum. Romney said the tactic was “a new low” in the campaign. “I wasn’t too concerned about what the Democrats were putting out there because I figured it wouldn’t have much impact. But Sen. Santorum did something today which I think was deceptive and a dirty trick,” Romney said on Fox News. Santorum made two appearances at local restaurants near Grand Rapids early Tuesday, a city set in a western Michigan region home to many of the social conservatives and tea party supporters he is courting. Accompanied by his wife, Karen, Santorum shook hands for a few minutes at each stop, but did not say much beyond thanking the sometimes unsuspecting diners for being there. He did not ask for anyone’s vote. At a subsequent stop at a Grand Rapids campaign call
center, Santorum and his wife spoke to a few supporters by phone and encouraged them to get out the vote. After he left, just a handful of volunteers remained to make calls. Santorum’s recent rise to prominence in the GOP presidential contest has been fueled by a continued reluctance among the GOP’s more conservative voters to embrace Romney. “I don’t trust him,” Carol Alexander, of nearby Wyoming, Mich., said of Romney while waiting for Santorum to arrive at the Rainbow Grille in Grandville, Mich. A self-described religious conservative, she said she was leaning toward Santorum, who she says “speaks what he believes.” Alexander said she’s been inundated with phone calls from campaigns, adding that “it’s been getting kind of nasty.” But she discounted the impact of Santorum’s latest tactic. “Do you really think a liberal is going to vote for Santorum?” she asked with a smile. “I don’t think they’re going to do it.” The stakes in Michigan may be higher for Romney, who was born and raised in Michigan. His father served as the state’s governor in the 1960s.
Seven accused of bilking $375M Yoga poses as Olympic sport from Medicare, Medicaid
Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, right, pauses during a news conference Tuesday in Dallas. DALLAS (AP) — The owner of a Texas medical service provider was among seven people indicted in a massive health care fraud scheme that allegedly bilked Medicare and Medicaid of nearly $375 million, authorities announced Tuesday. The federal indictment accused Jacques Roy, a doctor who owned Medistat Group Associates in DeSoto, Texas, of leading a scheme that billed Medicare for home health services that were not medically necessary or were not done. Also indicted were Roy’s office manager as well as the owners of three home health agencies. A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday accuses the agencies of using Roy to rack up millions of dollars in false claims. The indictment alleged that from January 2006 through November 2011, Roy or others certified 11,000 Medicare beneficiaries for more than 500 home health services — more patients than any other medical practice in the U.S. Investigators for the U.S. Health and Human Services department noticed irregularities with Roy’s practice about one year ago, officials said. Roy had “recruiters” finding people to bill for home health services, said U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldana, the top federal prosecutor in Dallas. Some of those alleged patients, when approached by investigators, were found working on their cars and clearly not in need of home healthcare, she said. Medicare patients qualify for home health care if they are confined to their homes and need care there, according to a federal indictment. Saldana said Roy used the home health agencies as “his soldiers on the ground to go door to door to recruit Medicare beneficiaries.” “He was selling his signature,” she said. For example, authorities al-
lege Charity Eleda, one of the home health agency owners charged in the scheme, visited a Dallas homeless shelter to recruit homeless beneficiaries staying at the facility, paying recruiters $50 for each person they found. A message was left Tuesday at Eleda’s Dallasbased company, Charry Home Care Services, Inc. Phone messages and emails left with Medistat, located just south of Dallas, were not immediately returned on Tuesday. Roy, 54, is charged with health care fraud and conspiracy to commit health care fraud. He and the other defendants have been taken into custody and were expected to appear Tuesday afternoon before a judge in Dallas federal court. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also announced the suspension of an additional 78 home health agencies associated with Roy. The agencies were collecting about $2.3 million a month, said Peter Budetti, CMS’ deputy administrator for program integrity. Until recently, HHS could not effectively track data to identify the kind of fraud now linked to Roy, who was billing
beneficiaries “off the charts” for more than five years, officials said. The department’s inspector general, Dan Levinson, told reporters the department’s technology “has not come online as quickly as we’d like to see.” The department is now beefing up its data analysis and tracking other cases, Levinson said. It has also established task forces in several U.S. cities to track Medicare fraud, officials said. “We’re now able to use those data analytic tools in ways – in 2012 and 2011 – that no, we really could not have done in years past,” Levinson said. Health care fraud is estimated to cost the government at least $60 billion a year, mainly in losses to Medicare and Medicaid. Officials say the fraud involves everything from sophisticated marketing schemes by major pharmaceuticals encouraging doctors to prescribe drugs for unauthorized uses to selling motorized wheelchairs to people who don’t need them. “These are public programs, and we must protect them for future generations,” Saldana said.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The judges will be watching — were the competitor’s knees locked? Were the wrists straight? Did the forehead and the knee connect? If not, points are going to be lost. Seeking the perfect pose will be the order of the day at the National Yoga Asana Championship, being put on March 2-4 by an organization that wants to see yoga asana, or posture, competition become an Olympic sport. Wait, competitive yoga? Isn’t that counterintuitive to something that’s usually presented as a spiritual, meditative discipline? Not according to Rajashree Choudhury, who founded USA Yoga, which is holding the competition. First of all, she says, the focus is on yoga postures. “I’m not trying to measure anybody’s ‘eight states,’” she said, referring the meditative and spiritual aspect of yoga practice. “The posture can be competitive.” Participants must do a series of seven yoga poses in three minutes. Five are compulsory – standing head-toknee pose, standing bow-
pulling pose, bow pose, rabbit pose, and stretching pose. The participants are allowed to pick the last two poses themselves. The poses show “how someone can have perfect strength, balance, flexibility in the body,” Choudhury said. Competitors who have come in first or second in state meets are expected from 32 states. The New York competition is March 2; the national semi-finals on March 3 and the finals on March 4. The winners will take part in an international competition scheduled for June in Los Angeles. Yoga pose competitions take place in India, where yoga originated, and elsewhere around the world. Choudhury took part in them growing up, as did her husband, Bikram Choudhury, founder of the Bikram Yoga form of hot yoga, which consists of a series of 26 poses done in a heated room. She says the competitions can be a way to interest people in yoga who might be put off by the spiritual aspect, by showing them the athletic aspect. But not all yoga practitioners agree.
“The roots of yoga are based in acceptance and non-violence and compassion toward self and others,” said Roseanne Harvey, 35, of Montreal, who’s been practicing yoga for 15 years and blogs about it at http://www.itsallyogababy.com. She pointed out that in most yoga classes, “what we’re trying to do is encourage students not to compete,” she said. While saying that the universe of yoga had “room within it for lots of different approaches,” Harvey had some concerns about what yoga pose competitions would be promoting, that people could get hurt if the idea filters down that it’s about being able to get into the perfect positions.
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Apology for Afghan Quran burning was right Robert Davis correspondent
Once again, a U.S. military blunder has increased the turbulence in a sea of hatred. Last week, several Qurans and other religious texts were inadvertently destroyed in a trash burning pit at U.S.-controlled Bagram Air Base in eastern Afghanistan. The books were used by Afghan detainees being held at the base to propagate extremist messages and were considered to be sensitive material. The burning of the Islamic holy book sparked a violent public outrage among the population of Afghanistan, prompting President Obama to issue an apology to the Afghan government. Republican Presidential nominee Newt Gingrich was quick to condemn Obama’s words, saying, “He (Obama) is consistently apologizing to people who do not deserve the apology of the president of the United States, period.” Apparently, Newt thinks respect for religion should only apply to his own. How is burning a religious text that is held sacred by nearly a quarter of the world’s population not grounds for an apology? Although it has been maintained that the Qurans were not burned out of anger or disrespect, Obama made a sound decision by trying to make amends with those who took offense to it. We must understand this incident didn’t only offend Afghans, but many of the 1.5 billion Muslims throughout the world. We can be remorseful for the Quran burning and still condemn the attacks that occurred because of it. Any attempt by the White House to correct this problem is a step in the right direction. Politicians like Gingrich, and their belligerent approach to international issues, are one of the cardinal reasons the United States has experienced so much “blowback” from the Muslim population. I imagine many extremists who contort Islamic doctrines to pursue a mission of violence and radicalism love guys like Gingrich. How else would they be able to convince their followers that the United States has waged a war against Islam? Many people on Gingrich’s
A supporter of a Pakistani religious party stands next to the Muslim holy book, the Quran, at a rally to condemn the reported burning of Qurans in Afghanistan by U.S. troops, in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday. side have pointed out that the U.S. soldiers who burned the Qurans, did so with no intention of disrespecting the religion and therefore owe no apology. When did apologizing for a mistake become bad foreign policy? If I’m backing my car out of a parking space and fail to spot a person walking behind me and accidentally run him over, then shouldn’t I be held responsible? Even though I wasn’t purposely trying to hurt this person, I still hit him with my car. Accidents happen. Just because it wasn’t intentional doesn’t mean an apology is unnecessary. The cavalier themes of our foreign policies have caused the United States enough problems. During a war in which winning the local populace’s hearts and minds is so vital, we must be more sensi-
tive to local religious practices. Gingrich supported his objection to the White House’s apology by pointing out the fact that Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan, hasn’t apologized for the killing of two U.S. military officers in response to the Quran burning. Should Karzai apologize for these deaths? Absolutely. In fact, he should apologize for every single loss of U.S. life that has taken place on Afghan soil during his presidency, but we should not wait for Karzai to lead us to the moral high-ground. I’m not attempting to justify the violence directed at NATO forces in response to the incident. The violent attacks carried out were a classic example of the irrationality of certain extremist groups in the region, namely the Taliban. I’m only defending the White House’s decision to try
to quell the unrest and protect American troops. An apology and a thorough investigation is the responsible and honorable thing to do in this situation. Gingrich even used Karzai’s silence to support his stance on the war. “We don’t need to be here risking our lives and our money on somebody who doesn’t care,” Gingrich said. John Balton, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., countered Gingrich’s remarks during a Fox News interview by explaining that the United States military isn’t in Afghanistan for Karzai. “We’re there to prevent the Taliban from again taking control of the country and making it a base for the kind of terrorism we saw on 9/11,” Balton said. Winning over the Afghan population is vital to accomplishing the mission, and Obama knows this. Ignoring
the Quran burning would have only fueled the fire that is already raging in the country. This being said, Karzai should act swiftly and sternly to quell these types of violent uprisings as they only propagate a negative view of Afghanistan throughout the world. The intentions of the soldiers who burned the books were to destroy classified information. This is standard military procedure for disposing of sensitive paperwork in a combat zone. It was not an attack on Islam. Yes, our military must pursue a more culturally sensitive mission in Afghanistan. However, Afghans can’t just go around destroying things and killing random people because they’re offended, especially after the United States has apologized and promised to take measures to avoid this from happening again.
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As students go off to college, many receive their first credit card and are faced with the challenge of learning how to manage their own money. If anything is to be said about this, responsibility is a must, especially if it comes in the form of a little plastic card. For a college student, receiving a credit card can be glorious. It gives you the option to spend money, without cold hard cash in your hand. Although this is true, the word ‘credit card’ means more than just a piece of plastic. “Credit is a situation where one person or one organization loans money to somebody else,” said Kathy Sweedler, a consumer economics educator through the U. Illinois Extension Office. Kevin Waspi, UI lecturer in finance, defines it more simply as “the ability to have access to other people’s money.” Using borrowed money can be dangerous, especially for students that are just jumping into the pool of financial responsibility, but obtaining a credit card is a good learning experience. “(A credit card) gives you an opportunity to practice using credit,” Sweedler said. “Remembering to pay your bill, making decisions about when you want to use your credit card and when you don’t want to use it, those are all things that take practice.” Ryan Maes and Mike Ferak, seniors in Business and peer educators in the Financial Wellness Center, both agree that college students should have credit cards. “Building credit is extremely important in college because you’re building a credit history and credit report,” Maes said. With a better credit score, students will have more opportunities to make bigger purchases in the future, such as a car or a house. Ferak says that not having credit will make it difficult to make large purchases. Besides considering future purchases, those thinking about becoming credit card holders should also be aware that some people have a harder time managing their money than others depending on their spending habits. Waspi and Ferak agree that getting a credit card does not mean that a lastminute person will become instantly responsible – and in the credit world, this translates to one thing: late fees. “It’s true that you can buy things that you don’t have cash for right then and that can be a problem for some people,” Sweedler said. “If you’re getting a new credit card, this is something to be aware of. Think, ‘how will I pay this when the bill comes?’” Despite the setbacks, a credit card can help when people are in a financial hurtle. “In the event of an emergency, you have money as needed,” Maes said. Emergency or not, the decisions you make about how you spend now are the ultimate testament to your ability to build up good credit in the future. Understanding financial responsibility in college can help you make the most out of that powerful piece of plastic, wherever your future endeavors take you.
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A GUEST ARTIST PIANO RECITAL by M. Wesley Roberts takes place at 8 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall of the Creative Arts Center. For more information, call 304-2934359 or email charlene.lattea@ mail.wvu.edu. ‘BURIED CHILD,’ a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Sam Shepard, takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Gladys G. Davis Theatre of the Creative Arts Center. A ticket is needed for the play and can be bought through the Mountainlair or Creative Arts Center box offices. The play will be performed every night this week. For more information, call 304-293-7469 or email theatre@ mail.wvu.edu.
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A GUEST ARTIST PIANO RECITAL by Lise Keiter takes place at 8:15 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall of the Creative Arts Center. For more information, call 304-2934359 or email charlene.lattea@ mail.wvu.edu. THE TABLE TENNIS CLUB meets from 7-10 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A of the Student Recreation Center. For more information, call 301-788-7266 or email email@example.com.
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A FACULTY PERCUSSION AND VIOLIN RECITAL by George and Ellen-Maria Willis takes place at 8:15 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall of the Creative Arts Center. For more information, call 304-293-4359 or email charlene.lattea@mail. wvu.edu. WVU FAIR TRADE 2.0 hosts “Firsthand Cafe Night” to support Nicaraguan cooperatives from 6-9 p.m. at the Mountain People’s Coop located at 1400 University Ave. There will be live music, Firsthand coffee, and vegan baked goods. For more information, visit www. wvufairtrade.org.
WVU FIRST BOOK ADVISORY BOARD meets at 7 p.m. in the Kanawha Room of the Mountainlair. Students and faculty are welcome to attend and get involved with First Book and the WVU Advisory Board. For more information, email wvu@ firstbook.org. CYCLING CLUB meets at 8 p.m. in the Bluestone Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, visit www.wvucycling.com. THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION meets at 7:30 p.m. at Hatfields in the Mountainlair. For more information, stop by the SGA or SOS offices in the Mountainlair. WVU ULTIMATE CLUB/TEAM meets at 5 p.m. at the WVU Intramural Fields and is always looking for new participants. Experience playing ultimate frisbee isn’t necessary. For more information, email Zach at wvultimate@ yahoo.com or visit www.sugit.org. WVU-ACLU meets at 6 p.m. in the Monongalia Room of the Mountainlair. TAI CHI is taught from 6:30-8 p.m. Other class times are available. For more information, call 304-319-0581. CATHOLICS ON CAMPUS meets at 8 p.m. at 1481 University Ave. For more information, call 304-296-8231. ESL CONVERSATION TABLE meets at 6 p.m. at the Blue Moose Cafe. All nationalities are welcome. The table is sponsored by Monongalia County Literacy Volunteers, a member of the United Way family. For more informa-
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WELLNESS PROGRAMS on topics such as drinkWELL, loveWELL, chillWELL and more are provided for interested student groups, organizations or classes by WELLWVU: Wellness and Health Promotion. For more information, visit www.well.wvu.edu/ wellness. WELLWVU: STUDENT HEALTH is paid for by tuition and fees and is confidential. For appointments or more information, call 304-293-2311 or visit www.well.edu.wvu/medical. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets nightly in the Morgantown and Fairmont areas. For more information, call the helpline at 800-766-4442 or visit www.mrscna.org. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets daily. To find a meeting, visit www. aawv.org. For those who need help urgently, call 304-291-7918. CARITAS HOUSE, a local nonprofit organization serving West Virginians with HIV/AIDS, needs donations of food and personal care items and volunteers to support all aspects of the organization’s activities. For more information, call 304-985-0021. SCOTT’S RUN SETTLEMENT HOUSE, a local outreach organization, needs volunteers for daily programs and special events. For more information or to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-599-5020. CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING SERVICES are provided for free by the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. A 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 email@example.com. ROSENBAUM FAMILY HOUSE, which provides a place for adult patients and their families to stay while receiving medical care at WVU, is looking for service organizations to provide dinner for 20 to 40 Family House guests. For more information, call 304598-6094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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with their adult learners, report volunteer hours quarterly, attend at least two in-service trainings per year and help with one fundraising event. For more information, call 304-296-3400 or email email@example.com. 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 www.m-snap.org. THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE meets on the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon at Hatfields in the Mountainlair. All students and faculty are invited. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. THE CHEMISTRY LEARNING CENTER, located on the ground floor of the Chemistry Research Laboratories, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. FREE STUDENT SUCCESS SUPPORT, presented by the WVU Office of Retention and Research, helps students improve on time management, note taking reading and study skills as well as get help with the transition to WVU. Free drop-in tutoring is also available every night of the week in different locations. For more information, visit http://retention.wvu.edu or call 304-293-5811. THE M-TOWN MPOWERMENT PROJECT, a community-building program run by and geared toward young gay or bisexual men 18 to 29, is creating an environment in the Morgantown community where young men can feel empowered to make a difference in their lives. MPowerment also focuses on HIV and STD prevention education. For more information, call 304-319-1803. COMMUNITY NEWCOMERS CLUB is a group organized to allow new residents of the Morgantown area an opportunity to gather socially and assimilate into their new home community. For more information, visit www.morgantownnewcomers.com. NEW 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY Often, you will say one thing but do another. Others scratch their heads and wonder what might be going on, as you are sending out mixed messages. This tendency could be unique to this year. If you are single, your interactions could reflect this tendency and cause a problem in your dating life. Be more aware of your behavior. If you are attached, the two of you will emphasize your domestic life. Tame the free spirit within! GEMINI can be charming. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHH Confusion surrounds an issue. Give yourself time. Unexpected insights will head your way. Tension remains high and causes you to pull back frequently to see what is going on. Tonight: Chatting with a friend. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHH You know what is happening. A friend has the ability to mire up the works, which could cause you to shake your head. Use caution, should this person approach you about a financial deal. You know how to say “no” without hurting anyone’s feelings. Tonight: Treat a friend. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH Getting grounded could take some work this morning, but you will do it. Surprising news will energize you, and before you know it, you are in your element. You display a certain skill when dealing with the unpredictable. Tonight: All smiles. Why not?
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and another person. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH Forget about having any say. Someone interjects his or her opinions and kisses up to the boss. You know better, but you have little choice. Let go and play. Make the most of the moment, and take part of the day off. Hook up with a loved one. Tonight: The only answer is “yes.” CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH Focus on your goals, and get as much done as possible, despite the fact that there is uproar on the home front. By now, you might be getting used to this electrifying energy. Tension builds if you hold yourself back from saying what you think. Tonight: Squeeze in a stress-buster. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHHH You like excitement, and you have it. This energy could surround a loved one or child. On the other hand, it could surround jolting news. Regardless, be sure that this wave of excitement will take you in a new direction. Tonight: Come on, be spontaneous. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHH You could see some wild swings take place financially. Your bank could make a mistake, or you might buy a lottery ticket. Before you decide whether you are lucky, make sure the bank clears the check or the events are real. Tonight: Order in. BORN TODAY Motivational speaker Tony Robbins (1960), inventor Herman Hollerith (1860), singer Dinah Shore (1916)
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CAC piano recital features music by French composers By Terri Parlett copy editor
The West Virginia University College of Creative Arts presents a guest recital by pianist M. Wesley Roberts Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 8 p.m. Roberts has been a professor of music at Campbellsville University in Kentucky since 1982, where he teaches courses in piano and organ, as well as musicology. He has authored articles in British, Dutch and American journals, as well as co-authoring “The Piano in Chamber Ensemble,” second edition, with Maurice Hinson. The recital consists of works by French composers Claude Debussy, Jacques Ibert and Olivier Messiaen. It will begin with the prelude from Debussy’s “Suite Bergamasque,” followed by “Estampes,” also by Debussy. Peter Amstutz, professor of piano at WVU, said the first movement of “Es-
tampes” is much like a musical illustration of a pagoda. “It will really carry you to another world, or another part of the world in a really timeless way,” Amstutz said. The second movement, entitled “An Evening in Granada,” has a Spanish feel to it, and it continues the musical imagery. The next pieces are Ibert’s “Les Contres,” from “Petite suite en forme de ballet,” followed by “Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jesus” by Messiaen, and finally “Children’s Corner,” by Debussy. “Children’s Corner” was a suite written for Debussy’s daughter, Amstutz said, and it also paints pictures in its various parts. One piece, entitled “Jimbo’s Lullaby” is even written about a toy. “Jimbo, I think, was a toy elephant that she must have been carrying around. You can really hear the elephant. It’s really wonderful,” Am-
stutz said. The final piece in the “Children’s Corner” suite is called “Golliwog’s Cake Walk.” This is a ragtime-style piece, which includes a tongue-in-cheek reference to Richard Wagner’s opera “Tristan and Isolde.” “It’s very different from the German romanticists that we would have expected around the same time,” Amstutz said. “How enjoyable it will be will depend on how willing the listener is to trust their imagination – to see the places and the people that are being painted in sound.” Roberts has also served as a visiting professor at the French Piano Institute in Paris, as well as at Shanghai Normal University. He has also served as organist at both Calvin Presbyterian Church in Louisville and the First Baptist Church in Somerset for nearly a decade apiece.
As a pianist, Roberts has performed in concerts throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, where he has presented works by Dutch composers Hans Osieck, Johan Van Kempen and Kees Weggelaar, as well as American composers Tom Johnson and James W. Moore. Roberts has organized concert tours throughout Kentucky for artists from France, Denmark, England and China, and he has served as the president of three professional organizations, including Kentucky’s Music Teachers Association, which awarded Roberts its Distinguished Service Award in 2005. The recital will be at 8 p.m. in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall and it is free and open to the public. For more information, contact he College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4359. email@example.com
Pianist M. Wesley Roberts will be performing tonight at the CAC.
Harvard students and faculty rally to award posthumous degrees for gays BOSTON (AP) — Students and faculty at Harvard University are calling on the school to award posthumous degrees to seven students expelled nearly a century ago for being gay or perceived as gay, and they’re timing a rally for their cause to coincide with a visit by Lady Gaga. But Harvard says it doesn’t award posthumous degrees, except in rare cases where students complete academic requirements but die before degrees have been conferred. The university apologized a decade ago, after a student reporter found a file marked “secret court” in the university archives and wrote about the expulsions. “In 2002, the University expressed its deep regret for the way the situation was handled as well as for the anguish experienced by the students and their families almost a century ago,” Harvard spokesman John Longbrake said in a statement.
But activists say the apology isn’t enough and it’s important for Harvard to confer honorary degrees. “It’s not reparations, it’s more of a gesture to the present LGBT community that this university has cemented its values on the right side of history and it’s willing to address - not just put in the past - the aberrations of the 1920s,” said Jonas Wang, a 21-yearold transgender student. “You can say that the people of the court were the victims of their own culture, but this is something we are addressing in the present.” A group of students and faculty members plan a rally during a campus visit by Lady Gaga, who will be at Harvard on Wednesday to launch her Born This Way anti-bullying foundation. The singer has been a strong activist for the gay community. The group wants Harvard to formally abolish the se-
cret court, a tribunal of administrators that investigated charges of homosexual activity among students at the Ivy League school in 1920. The tribunal remained a secret for decades and only became public in 2002 after the report in the Harvard Crimson magazine. More than 2,700 people have signed a petition on Change.org urging Harvard to confer the honorary degrees, and organizers plan to deliver the petition to Harvard President Drew Faust’s office after the rally. Lady Gaga’s new foundation, named after her 2011 hit song and album, will address issues such as self-confidence, well-being and antibullying through research, education and advocacy. The singer is expected to be joined by Oprah Winfrey, spiritual leader Deepak Chopra and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebe-
lius during Wednesday’s kickoff event. “Given the Born This Way Foundation’s commitment to this mission and their choice to launch their foundation at Harvard, we felt like this was an opportunity to ask for their support and would hope they would join us in asking Har-
vard to do the right thing here and help seek justice for these students,” said Kaia Stern, a visiting faculty member at Harvard who plans to attend the rally. In 2002, former Harvard President Lawrence Summers called the episode “abhorrent and an affront to the values of
Lady Gaga plans to deliver a petition to Harvard President Drew Faust after the rally.
our university.” “I want to express our deep regret for the way this situation was handled, as well as the anguish the students and their families must have experienced eight decades ago,” Summers said in a 2002 statement to The Harvard Crimson newspaper.
Dion cancels more Vegas shows on doctor’s orders LAS VEGAS (AP) — Singer Celine Dion has canceled more shows at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace, citing a virus causing an inflammation of her vocal cords. Christi Nelson, an official with show producer AEG Live, said Tuesday that the FrenchCanadian pop superstar has been ordered to rest her voice
for six to eight weeks and will resume performances June 9. “I tried to sing at my sound check last week, and I had no control of my voice whatsoever,” Dion said in a statement. “We thought that after a few days’ rest I would improve, but it wasn’t getting any better.” Officials announced last
weekend that Dion was canceling shows through March 3. On Monday, she was diagnosed with a viral illness and weakness in her right vocal cord by Dr. Gerald Burke, an authority in laryngeal physiology at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. The singer of romantic odes including “My Heart Will Go On” and “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” returned to Caesars Palace a year ago for a threeyear engagement. The Las Vegas Strip casino spent $95 million building the Colosseum for Dion in 2003, complete with a humidifier to protect her voice. After a fiveyear run at the casino, she embarked on a world tour and took time off for her family, giving birth to twin boys in 2010. Tickets to the new show in Las Vegas sell for up to $250 apiece. Dion said the doctor assured her she’ll be “back to 100 percent” after resting her voice, but she said she’s disappointed by the cancellations.
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‘Habits & Contradiction’
‘Settle Down’ Julia Nunes Former YouTube sensation Julia Nunes released her fourth album “Settle Down” Tuesday. Nunes went from covering her favorite bands like Say Anything, Ben Folds and the Beatles, to making her own music. Nunes’ voice is unique and it’s distinctly displayed on her album. Instead of being paired with the slight sounds of a ukulele, she has guitars and percussion backing up her vocals and fun lyrics. If you’ve ever seen her YouTube videos, you’ll probably enjoy this album. She keeps “Settle Down” true to her style, but with superior sound quality and original lyrics. The album has 18 tracks, but several tracks are less than a minute. My favorite of these little ditties is called “Pizza,” a 24-second song about Nunes burning her mouth on pizza. These quick and fun interludes make the album quirky, while the songs provide solid tracks that keeps you listening. Nunes also includes original pieces which debuted on her YouTube channel, so if you liked it there, you’ll probably love it on the album. Overall, this album is perfect for easy listening. It can be streamed for free on Mashable or purchased on iTunes or Amazon.
‘Six Cups of Rebel’ Lindstrom
Hans-Peter Lindstrom, known better simply by his surname, has been making dreamy, spaced-out electronic music for the better part of a decade. His bass heavy, disco-referencing music makes him a contemporary of other like-minded musicians such as LCD Soundsystem and Air. On his latest album “Six Cups of Rebel,” Lindstorm seems to fall from the clouds and come crashing down to earth. On most of his albums, each song is methodically mapped out and often stretches into an extended suite of funked-out bliss. On “Six Cups of Rebel” however, Lindstorm seems as if he knows where he wants to be going, but is never quite able to see his ideas come to completion. Much of the album sounds jumbled and unintentional, with songs often processing to a certain point but never reaching their logical endings. Compared to the work of a lot of other contemporary electronic musicians, this is a solid album and it’s not an unenjoyable listen. When compared to nearly sublime work Lindstorm has previously put out, (check out his collaborative work with Prins Thomas or his compilation of 12’ singles “Fidelity Affair”) “Six Cups of Rebel” is truly disappointing.
California-based rapper Schoolboy Q, a member of Kendrick Lamar’s Black Hippy collective, has made a name for himself in the world of underground hip-hop with his assailing, gruff delivery, violent lyrics and old school attitude. After serving his time in rap’s minor leagues, releasing “free for download” mixtapes and getting his name known, Q has graduated to the big time. His first commercially released album “Habits & Contradictions,” has been generating Internet buzz – the first non-Lamar release from the collective to do so. The 17-track tape has all the ingredients required of a crosover underground success story. A$AP Rocky, hip-hop’s most recent sensation, Curren$y and Dom Kennedy all stop by to contribute guest verses and lend the tape some accreditation from established artists. While Lamar remains the undisputed star of the emerging Black Hippy crew, Q uses ‘Habits & Contradictions’ to prove that is a genuine talent in his own right.
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‘Operation: Doomsday’ MF Doom MF Doom, the masked, enigmatic New York City-based rapper, is known by many names. Whether you call him Daniel Dumile, The Villian, Metal Face, Metal Fingers DOOM or Victor Vaughn, there’s no question that the man in the metal mask is one of the most prolific and talented artists to ever pick up a mic. “Operation: Doomsday,” MF Doom’s 1999 classic, has be remeastered, expanded and rereleased in a deluxe metal lunchbox. This CD version of this special collector’s edition comes with a bonus disc filled with 12’ singles, beats and unreleasd tracks as well as fully transcribed lyrics, comics, a set of playing cards and a digital download. The vinyl version comes in a specially fitted metal box and features four heavy-weight LPS. There is no other MC in hiphop’s history who is surrounded by as much mythology, mystery or univerial praise as MF DOOM. For those who already known Doom’s brilliance, this deluxe reissue is the perfect way to relive his heyday. For new fans, this is the perfect place to start.
Electronic musician Burial releases latest three-song EP ‘Kindred’ Blow Away Winter
British electronic musician William Bevan, aka “Burial,” has released his latest threesong EP “Kindred” – his first release of new material since last year’s “Street Halo” EP. Burial released his haunting self-titled debut album in 2006 on the legendary label Hyperdub. Burial’s lush, yet minimalist production and eerie vocal samples helped to captivate critics and win over fans of the then emerging dubstep sound and ambient house music. When Burial’s career first began, despite the enormous amount of publicity and attention he received, Bevan closely guarded his identity and chose to remain anonymous while doing publicity and promotions for his work. In a 2008 interview, before his identify was disclosed, Bevan said “there are only about five people who know I make tunes.” Burial’s appeal is twofold. First, his story and persona create an air of mystery long lost in the age of instant Google searches and lightning fast downloads. His lack of accessibility and isolation is ironically captivating and enthralling. Second, his music is ethereal, other worldly and shrouded in mystery. Both of his first two releases heavily feature ominous sampling, off-kilter percussion and tend to fill the listener with a ghostly feeling of loneliness. Bevan’s airy, near-ambient sound evokes images of dark, shimmering streets and flickering taillights which can be glimpsed through the approaching London fog. When his second album, “Untrue,” was up for British music’s top prize, The Mercury Music Prize, rumors and speculations regarding Burial’s true identity were at an all
Farmers Market West Virginia Farmers Market Association 4th Annual Winter Blues Farmers Market Thursday, March 1st 4-7 PM Morgantown Event Center at the Waterfront Place Hotel Featured This Year: Bristish minimalist dubstep producer Burial released his latest three-song EP ‘Kindred’ on Hyperdub Records. time high. The two most persistent rumors stated that either Richard D. James (“Aphex Twin”) or Noram Cook (“Fatboy Slim”) was the masked musician. To set the record straight, Bevan posted a photo of himself on his MySpace page as well as a statement in which he said, ““I’m a low-key person, and I just want to make some tunes, nothing else.” Even though Bevan disclosed his true identity and much of the appealing mystery is gone, his listeners are still eagerly awaiting the release of this third album. In the meantime, he has released two three-song EP’s documenting the latest developments to the Burial sound. 2011’s “Street Halo” EP sounded much like his earlier work, light and full of painstakingly placed cracks and imperfections. But on “Kindred,” Burial has taken a bold new step toward exploring denser, fuller sounds. The EP’s three tracks, the longest of which is the 12-minute title track, swirl and overflow with more life and passion then we’ve heard from the famously cold Burial. Although the tracks still have
the characteristic foreboding of Burial, they seem to stretch out and inhabit more space, to promise more. While it’s not the album fans have been waiting for, “Kindred” represents the beginning of a new, equally fascinating chapter in Burial’s
career. Currently, the EP is only available digitally, but can be streamed for free in its entirety at www.hyperdub.net
Local Foods Dine-Around Event begins with a Happy Hour at 5:30 p.m. featuring local draft beers, followed by the local foods dinner prepared by 12 of the state’s best chefs.
Admission to the market is free and open to the public. Dine-Around tickets available for sale at the door.
The Northern West Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society Cordially invites you to attend the presentation on
CARBON DIOXIDE SEQUESTRATION by Dr. Grant S. Bromhal U.S. Departmen of Engery National Energy Technology Laboratory
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 7:00 PM 312 Clark Hall West Virginia University Social hour and light refreshments begin at 6:30 PM
Available Products at the market include: farm eggs · locally raised & grazed meats · artisan cheeses · fresh & hydroponic lettuces, bok choy, arugula, microgreens, spinach, basil, cilantro, and watercress · cherry & heirloom tomatoes · artisan breads & other baked goods · apples · nuts · jams & jellies · handcrafted soaps & skin products · herbal teas · cider · wine · honey · maple syrup · potatoes · winter squash · popcorn · woolies
New to market this year: Knife & Tool sharpening service, in-chair massages and an expanded children’s area with crafts, story time, and more! Children’s Story Time with the authors 4-5 pm and 6-7 pm
Musical performances by the local band Second Cousin, with guest performances by Morgantown High School’s Show Choir, Drum Line, Majorettes, and Pep Band between 5-6 pm
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‘Come Fly Away’ brings Sinatra to the stage
‘Come Fly Away’ will be taking the stage at the CAC Tuesday. The show boasts a 14-piece band that performs on stage with the dancers, playing along to the lyrics of Frank Sinatra.
BY Caitlin Graziani A&E Editor
“Come Fly Away” will be gracing the stage at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center Tuesday “Come Fly Away” is a new Broadway musical that brings together the legendary vocals of Frank Sinatra and the creative vision of Tony Awardwinner Twyla Tharp. The music for “Come Fly
Away” is unique in that it not only uses a live band, but the band is on stage along side the dancers. The musical’s 14-piece band is directed by WVU Alum Rob Cookman., a native of Romney, W.Va. Cookman studied with James “Doc” Miltenberger, instructor of piano, piano repertoire and jazz piano at WVU. “The music is with Frank
Sinatra’s voice, its like reverse karoke,” Cookman said. “We play along with Frank’s recordings, and the story is told through the dancers on the stage.” As 14 of the world’s best dancers tell the story of four couples falling in and out of love, the audience will experience the exhilaration of a first kiss, the excitement of a first dance and the bittersweet moments of a first
good-bye in a world of sparkling romance and astonishing beauty. “Playing on stage is way different than playing in the pit or through a set of speakers. The dancers can actually feel the vibrations from the music,” Cookman said. After getting his degree from WVU, Cookman went on to get a master’s degree in music in Kalamazoo, Mich. He briefly taught at Michigan
Western University and Kalamazo College before moving to Chicago. From there, he began directing shows. “Menopause The Musical” was his first show. Cookman went on to direct music for “Legally Blonde The Musical,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Movin’ Out” and “Swing!” “I’m really proud and excited to come to the CAC. It is a neat homecoming. A lot of my family members attended
WVU,” Cookman said. To see Cookman and his 14-piece band play live during “Come Fly Away,” you can purchase tickets at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices and all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets for the general public are between $43 and $54, and tickets are $27 for students with a valid student ID. firstname.lastname@example.org
Morgantown’s Five Guys Burgers and Fries overflows with business
One of Five Guys fresh, handcrafted burgers topped with a verity of fresh vegetables and sauces.
CASSIA KING A&E CORRESPONDENT
Five Guys Burgers and Fries has come to Morgantown, but how does it stack up? Cody Arthurs, a general manager from Five Guys Burgers and Fries Altoona, P.A., restaurant, said he had been helping the new Five Guys get their start in Morgantown. “We actually just broke the company’s record with our business,” Arthurs said. “We had 107,000 customers during
opening week.” Five Guys specializes in cheeseburgers, hot dogs, freshcut fries and fast service. When customers walk in they will find red and white decor surrounding the room with a 1950s flair. Fifty-pound bags of potatoes and boxes filled with 100 percent peanut oil, used to make Five Guys signature fries, are intermixed between the lines of people waiting to order. While guests wait in the hustle and bustle to order, they will also find free peanuts available to munch on, but, the crunchy salted nuts are just the first taste of what Five Guys has to offer.
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“We use only the freshest food and juiciest burgers,” Arthurs said. “In fact we even have a surprise recipe for our bread that no one knows about.” The restaurant uses handformed burgers, which are never frozen, for a fresher taste. All of the meat is packaged by Five Guys and travels to Morgantown from the original location in Arlington, Va. “We really use the best of the best,” Arthurs said. “For instance our fries; we have a unique process that works every time to give us quality fries.” The fresh fries are crunchy with a soft interior, and are of-
A full dining room eats dinner at the new Five Guys in Suncrest Town Centre Monday evening. fered in original flavors or Cajun style seasoning. But Five Guys also offers a nice variety of flavors to add to their burgers. A long list of fresh toppings including grilled onions, fresh jalapeño peppers and pickles grace the menu for customers to add crunchy variety to their steaming patty. Arthur said all their products and produce were name brand - from the Mount Olive Pickles to the A1 Sauce. Five Guys also offers variety in their beverages with a Coca Cola Free-style. Arthurs said the machine is
amazing and offers customers the choice of 140 flavor verities of soda. With all the options and fresh ingredients, it comes as no surprise that Five Guys has received so much attention. Last week Jerry Murrell, the original Five Guys owner, stopped by to visit the Morgantown location, Arthurs said. Murrell started the chain with his wife in 1986. They told their four sons they could go to college or start a restaurant, Arthurs said. He said eventually all four brothers were involved, and since then, the chain has continued to grow –
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especially in the new Morgantown location. “The opening went really smooth and broke every record,” Arthurs said. “We did more business in one day than a lot of stores get in a week.” Five Guys is located in the Suncrest Shopping Center at 1000 Suncrest Town Center Drive. Five Guys can be reached by calling 304-212-5723 or visiting www.fiveguys.com. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. everyday. Customers may also call ahead or order online for faster service. email@example.com
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‘HOW I ENVISIONED IT’
Senior forward Kevin Jones claps toward the crowd after West Virginia defeats DePaul 92-75 on Senior night Tuesday. Jones is No. 1 all-time in offensive rebounds in school history.
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West Virginia sends off Jones, Bryant with dominating 92-75 victory over DePaul By John Terry Managing Editor
It’s been a struggle as of late for the West Virginia men’s basketball team. But, on Senior Night for Kevin Jones and Truck Bryant, the Mountaineers put together a performance good enough for a 92-75 win against DePaul. It was a win that was all but necessary to keep the team’s NCAA tournament hopes alive. “I don’t know if we need anymore (wins),” said West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins. “I think we’re in pretty good shape.” As important as the win was for the team’s NCAA hopes, it was the two seniors who stole the show. Bryant led all scorers with 28 points on 7-of-13 shooting. He was 12-of-16 from the free throw line. Jones scored 22 points and collected a game-high 16 rebounds. “I was very emotional know-
ing this was my last time playing here,” Jones said. “I couldn’t be more grateful for my four years here. I envisioned it to go like this, so I’m glad it went how I envisioned it.” Jones said he hopes his career isn’t over for a while, though. “Hopefully it’s not over for another month or so,” Jones said. “That would be real good.” Bryant’s scoring performances marked the first time since early January that he has strung together two 20-point scoring performances. “Once I make the first couple, then I get in a groove,” Bryant said. “When both of us are clicking, the whole team is clicking. That’s a good feeling.” West Virginia jumped out to an 11-0 lead through the first 3:22, with nine of those points coming from either Jones or freshman guard Jabarie Hinds. The Mountaineers just continued to pile it on early, jumping out to a 24-10 lead just six minutes later.
The Blue Demons caught fire midway through the first half going on a 10-3 run to cut the deficit in half. A Huggins technical foul at the 3:52 mark allowed DePaul to hit two free throws and pull within six, 33-27. But that’s the closest DePaul would get. The Mountaineers went into the half with 47-31 lead. West Virginia shot 50 percent from the field, including a 4-of-6 mark from 3-point range, while DePaul struggled shooting just 37.9 percent from the field. West Virginia kept it up in the second half maintaining a 14-point lead until the 10:38 mark when DePaul went on a 9-4 run to pull within 12. “We didn’t play with the same sort of enthusiasm to start the second half,” Huggins said. “But then we made some plays defensively that we haven’t been making.” Just like in the first half,
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Freshman forward Keaton Miles had one of his best games of the season with seven rebounds and four assists, while also scoring five points.
Mountaineers to take on WVU releases 2012 Columbus Crew this spring spring schedule by alex sims sports writer
After an eventful fall, the West Virginia men’s soccer team is now in preparation for its 2012 spring season. Last week, the six-game 2012 spring schedule was released and will feature a trip to Columbus, Ohio, to face Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew. The March 17 match will kick off at 1 p.m. at Crew Stadium. Last season, the Crew finished No. 8 in the MLS league standings, earning them a playoff wild card match against the Colorado Rapids, which they lost 1-0. “Any time you get an opportunity to play an MLS club, you jump at it,” said West Virginia head coach Marlon LeBlanc. “We had the great experience to do it last year to end the spring, and now we’ll have this one to start the spring.” In their final game of last spring season, the Mountaineers shut out the MLS’ New York Red Bulls 1-0 in Montclair, N.J. Next, WVU will see its second consecutive professional opponent, this time in Upper St. Clair, Pa., against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the United Soccer League’s Professional Division. This match will be played at Upper St. Clair High School March 24, at 1 p.m. In 2011, the USL’s inaugural
West Virginia head coach Marlon LeBlanc will be without two senior starters, Shadow Sebele and Peabo Doue, during one of the Mountaineer’s spring games against the MLS’ Columbus Crew. season, the Riverhounds finished No. 4 in the National Division and earned a spot in the playoffs. West Virginia will have to take on these professional squads without the aid of two veteran seniors in Shadow Sebele and Peabo Doue. The two are still recovering from off-season surgeries to repair injuries sustained over a rough 2011 fall season. Additionally, WVU will be without its leading scorer from last season, sophomore Andy Bevin, who is currently competing with the New Zealand national team preparing for qualification for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. However, LeBlanc sees this as an opportunity for some less experienced players to test their skills against top
competition. “We’ll have a bit of a different look, but for the most part we have a pretty good core group we’ll be able to bring there,” LeBlanc said. “I think we’re going to be able to give some guys a lot of opportunities to play.” The Mountaineers will also be able to use this spring to get an early look at one of its fall 2012 opponents. On April 14, WVU will travel to Winston Salem, N.C., to take on Wake Forest, who is also currently locked in on the Mountaineers’ non-conference schedule for 2012. Then, the spring season will end with three matches at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. The first will be April 22 at 7
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Head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown will begin her 17th season at West Virginia next season.
by ben gaughan
associate sports editor
The West Virginia women’s soccer team released its spring schedule Tuesday. The Mountaineers will play six games during the 2012 spring season, as well as travel for nine days in an international tour. West Virginia and head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown, who will be back for her 17th season in the fall, will kick off the spring season at home against Akron Saturday, March 3. The game will begin at 2:30 p.m. at Dreamworks Field. WVU will compete in the annual 4 vs. 4 tournament March 10, to help raise money for Betty Puskar Breast Care Center. The all-day event will take place at the Caperton Indoor Facility. The tournament is open to boys and girls in grades three through eight and features an
open division for college students and older. The Mountaineers will travel to Maryland the next day, March 11, to take on the Terps at 2 p.m. West Virginia is spending its spring break, from March 24 to April 1 in Spain for the international tour. The team will travel to several cities across the country, including the capital city of Madrid and Barcelona. In addition to playing three games on the tour, the Mountaineers will also learn about the history and culture of Spain. WVU continues April 14 at 3 p.m. against Eastern Kentucky and April 21, the team will travel to Columbus, Ohio, to compete against Ohio State and Pittsburgh. The final spring match will be at home against AldersonBroaddus April 29 at 3 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
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WVU women overachieved this year With the regular season coming to a close Monday night, now is as good of a time as ever to look back on what the West Virginia women’s basketball team has been able to accomplish so far. The Mountaineers were picked to finish No. 9 in the coaches’ preseason conference poll – a modest expectation for most, given West Virginia’s departing players and inexperienced roster. Junior center Asya Bussie, however, thought that the preseason ranking was too pessimistic. It comes as no surprise to her that West Virginia ultimately finished better than predicted. “I think that our ranking was too low in the beginning of the season, and I knew our team was better than that,” she said. “I knew (the ranking) was going to go up but I didn’t have a number in my head for how many wins we should get.” Head coach Mike Carey didn’t have a win total in mind either, but he is the first to admit that it wouldn’t have been as high as the 21 the Mountaineers have achieved this season. “If somebody would have told me before the season started we’d be 21-8 and 11-5 in the Big East, I would have told them they were crazy,” he said. “I’m just like every other coach in the country – there’s probably three or four of those five (losses) in the Big East we shouldn’t have lost.” The Mountaineers went an impressive 6-2 in February against the meat of its Big East schedule. Consecutive wins over ranked opponents Louisville, Notre Dame and Rutgers marked the first time in program history that West Virginia won three straight games over ranked foes. Not bad for a team that lost two of its first five games to the likes of St. Bonaventure and Cal State Northridge. Last season, West Virginia was ranked No. 11 in the country in the preseason and would rise to as high as No. 6 in midJanuary. However, the secondhalf of the season saw serious regression, as the Mountaineers would drop nine of its last 14 games. This year’s team is almost the exact opposite. Despite flirting near the bottom of the top 25 rankings, the Mountaineers have yet to be nationally ranked. Its 11 wins in conference play surpass last season’s total of eight – and to think, roughly 85 percent of the team’s scoring graduated prior to this season. I think the emergence of a redshirt sophomore guard Christal Caldwell was perhaps the biggest boon to the offense and what helped cushion the blow of the departing players. The University of Florida transfer went through an adjustment period in the first half of the season, but when she got past that, she became one of the most consistent offensive weapons on West Virginia’s roster. She scored double-figures in 16 consecutive games – with the streak ending last night in the 60-42 victory over Pittsburgh. Not to worry, though. The Mountaineers’ second-leading scorer (11.9 ppg) is in fine form and should be ready to go in the Big East tournament. It’s impossible to tell how far West Virginia will go in the postseason. The favorable seeding in the conference tournament could potentially lead to a rematch with No. 1 seed Notre Dame in the conference semifinals. Regardless if that happens, there’s no denying that what this team has done is truly special. Do you know what the scary part is? This is just the beginning. With only one senior (center Natalie Burton) graduating and a nationally-ranked recruiting class coming in, now is as good of a time as any to head into the Big 12 – one of the nation’s premier conferences for women’s
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The person who sampled Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun’s urine for steroid testing says Braun followed instructions. NEW YORK (AP) — The person who collected Ryan Braun’s urine sample that tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone said he followed the collection program’s protocol. Dino Laurenzi Jr. issued a statement Tuesday confirming he handled the sample submitted following a playoff game on Oct. 1. He says he has been a collector for Comprehensive Drug Testing since 2005 and has taken more than 600 samples for Major League Baseball’s drug-testing program. “At no point did I tamper in any way with the samples,” Laurenzi said. Laurenzi’s name emerged last week after the NL MVP’s
50-game suspension was overturned, making Braun the first big leaguer to successfully challenge a drug-related penalty in a grievance. Laurenzi said he stored Braun’s sample in his basement in accordance with CDT’s protocol because there was “no FedEx office located within 50 miles of Miller Park that would ship packages that day or Sunday.” Braun, however, has said at least five FedEx locations within 5 miles were open until 9 p.m. and there also was a 24-hour location. Laurenzi said the operating procedure is to “safeguard” the samples at home until FedEx can ship the sample to the lab.
“There have been other occasions when I have had to store samples in my home for at least one day, all without incident,” he said. Laurenzi added that he had “performed my job duties with integrity and professionalism, and have done so with respect to this matter and all other collections in which I have participated.” He said he issued the statement “to set the record straight.” Braun was not available for comment Tuesday at the Brewers’ spring training camp in Phoenix. Asked for reaction to Laurenzi’s statement, Milwaukee outfielder Corey Hart declined comment. Last week, Braun said he was the “victim” of a “fatally flawed”
system. “There are a lot of things that we heard about the collection process, the collector and some other people involved in the process that have been concerning to us,” he said. “But as I’ve dealt with the situation, I know what it’s like to be wrongly accused of something, so for me to wrongly accuse somebody wouldn’t help.” MLB had no comment, and referred instead to its statement from last week: “The extremely experienced collector in Mr. Braun’s case acted in a professional and appropriate manner. He handled Mr. Braun’s sample consistent with instructions issued by our jointly retained collection agency,” it said.
Continued from page 9 however, West Virginia was able to find a way to put the Blue Demons away – this time for good. Hinds finished with 14 points, four assists and three steals. Huggins said it was the best game freshman forward Keaton Miles has played this season. Miles, who played for 25 minutes, recorded seven rebounds and had four assists. Junior forward Dominique Rutledge finished with eight points and eight assists. DePaul was led by Melvin Cleveland and Brandon Young each scoring 21 points. Cleveland also had eight rebounds. Moses Morgan scored 15 points for the Blue Demons.
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basketball. When analysts attempt to tag West Virginia’s preseason chances there, just remember what they did this year. Until then, however, be sure to recognize and congratulate the women’s basketball team on an exciting and successful year of play. What they’ve done has been impressive and it merits proper appreciation.
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p.m. against Slippery Rock. SRU, a highly regarded program, finished 18-4-1 in 2009 after making the second round of the NCAA Division II Championships. In its final spring match against outside competition, WVU will face NAIA foe West Virginia Tech April 28 at noon. The Golden Bears finished last season at 10-5-3 while competing in the Mid-South Conference. Finally, the spring season will come to a close April 29 with the annual alumni match at noon.
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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. NOW SHOWING! 1,2,3,4BR Apartments Downtown for May 2012. Please NO PETS. 304-296-5931.
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3&4 BR HOUSES walk to class. W/D. No Pets. Available June 1,2012. Lease./Deposit. Max Rentals 304-291-8423. 3/BR, 2/BA RANCH ON 1 ACRE. CAC. 10 minutes from both hospitals. $1100/mo. NO PETS. Call 304-282-8769. 6BR (2APTS) HOUSE IN SOUTH PARK. 2 kitchens. 2 baths. W/D. Utilities included. June 1 Lease. $435/person. 304-292-5714. AVAILABLE MAY 2012 3BR/ 2 BA DUPLEX. 135-B Lorentz Avenue. Walk to Downtown Campus. W/D, Off-street parking. Utilities plus security deposit. Call 304-692-5845.
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MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1997 14X70 FLEETWOOD TRAILER in double rented lot. 2br, 2 bath, very nice condition, at 1111 Valley View Ave., $22,000. Call 301-268-1646
AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE CASH PAID!! WE BUY CARS and trucks. Any make! Any model! Any condition! 282-2560
HELP WANTED BARTENDING UP TO $300 A DAY potential. No experience necessary. Age 18 plus. Training available. 800-965-6520 Ext. 285 BlACK BEAR BURRITOS HIRING all positions, including mangers and training. Apply within 132 Pleasant Street. BUCKET HEAD PUB. Bartenders wanted. 10-mins from downtown. Small local bar. Granville. 304-365-4565. CAREGIVER, FULL/PART-TIME for disabled young man. Could provide excellent experience for education/social science/or any medical-field students. Call 304-599-6425, before 9pm. Leave message. Fax resume/refs. to: 304-599-6929 JERSEY SUBS HIRING DELIVERY DRIVERS and pizza and line cooks. Apply in person at 1756 Mile Ground Rd. Must have experience. SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The Health Sciences & Technology Academy (HSTA) is looking for WVU Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students to serve as Assistant Head Mentor and Mentors for WV High School Students during our Summer Institute Program. 2012 Summer Institute dates and training are July 12 to July 27. For more information and an application see the HSTA Web site at www.wv-hsta.org or contact Wanda Stone at 304-293-1651.
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12 | SPORTS
wednesday february 29, 2012
West Virginia seniors Jones, Bryant win final game at home against DePaul BY MICHAEL CARVELLI SPORTS EDITOR
During their careers, they’ve combined for 3,311 points. They were part of West Virginia’s first Final Four team since 1959, and this season, they became just the seventh duo in West Virginia history to score 500 points each. Together, they make up the heart of one of the most successful senior classes in school history. More than four years after winning their first game at the Coliseum 92-47 over Elon, WVU seniors Kevin Jones and Truck Bryant were able to cap their careers with a 92-75 victory over DePaul in the final regular season home game wearing their WVU uniforms. “It was very emotional just knowing that this is your last time playing here with the people who supported you so much since you started as a freshman,” Jones said. “I definitely didn’t want to end it on a losing note. Last night I could hardly sleep I was so excited. “Everything turned out the way I expected it to.” After struggling for the last nine games, Jones and Bryant both talked about how important it was to beat DePaul and South Florida to close out the season. They knew they needed the win, but at the same time, it was still a special night for the two teammates. Of course, the win did make it a little sweeter. “You couldn’t ask for nothing else. Even if I didn’t play good, even if KJ didn’t play good, the only thing we could ask for was a win,” Bryant said. “(After the game) we were just saying we love each other. That’s like my brother. We’ve created a great relationship over the last four years. He’s definitely like my best friend.”
But it wasn’t just a big night for the two seniors, Jones and Bryant – along with former Mountaineer Devin Ebanks, who left after his sophomore year – made up head coach Bob Huggins’ first full recruiting class at West Virginia. “When you’re around those guys for four years like we are and you go through as many things as you go through in a season, you’re close and they become part of your family,” Huggins said. “You hate to see them go. “You have so many times together. You kind of look forward to the new guys at the same time, but you hate to see guys go.” When they leave the program, Jones and Bryant will have left an impact in more ways than just the stat sheet and by wins and losses. With such a young Mountaineer team, they’ve shown the freshmen what it takes to be successful and just how special it can be to play at WVU. “They came in with each other and have done so much for this program. It’s remarkable the stamp they’ve put on this program,” said freshman forward Keaton Miles. “The team just wanted to send them out the right way.” Even though Tuesday was what they hope to be the final time they play a game on the Coliseum floor, Jones realizes that there isn’t time to sit back and reflect. They’re not done yet. “My career’s not over, hopefully it’s not over for another month or so,” Jones said. “It comes in my mind every once in a while, but after the season’s over, maybe that’s the time when I can really sit back and reflect on what I’ve done my last four years here.” email@example.com
Seniors Kevin Jones and Truck Bryant have combined for 3,311 points over their four-year careers at West Virginia.
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Slaughter to join WVU coaching staff by ben gaughan
associate sports editor
West Virginia football head coach Dana Holgorsen has brought in former Stephen F. Austin defensive line coach Erik Slaughter to the coaching staff. Holgorsen will announce all responsibilities of the new coaching hires Monday. Slaughter has coached for football for the past 22 years, at both the collegiate and high school levels. He was at Stephen F. Austin for the past three years, leading the Lum-
berjacks to two appearances in the NCAA FCS playoffs, two Southland conference titles and a record of 25-11. Last season, Stephen F. Austin, with the help of Slaughter, ranked No. 1 in the nation in sacks with 48 and tackles for loss, with 112. The defense was ranked No. 14 in total defense and No. 24 in rushing defense. Before Stephen F. Austin, Slaughter was the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Texas A&M-Commerce. Before that, he was at the University of Houston from
2003-06, as the linebackers and strength and conditioning coach. Houston was ranked No. 23 in the nation in turnover margin in 2004. The Cougars made two bowl games in three years, while Slaughter was on the defensive staff. He also served as an athletic director and head coach at Glen Rose High School in Texas from 2006-2007. He led Glen Rose to back-to-back district titles as well as a state quarterfinal appearance in 2007. firstname.lastname@example.org
WVU hockey accomplishing goals heading into ACHA tournament by jon fehrens
6100 Mid-Atlantic Drive Morgantown, WV 26508 (Cheat Lake area)
When the men’s club ice hockey team clinched its bid in the national tournament, one goal got checked off their list from the beginning of the season. It is now time for other club teams to step up and begin checking accomplishments of their preseason lists. Chris Reichel, a member of the West Virginia club bowling team, not only accomplished a personal feat, but also crushed a club record last Sunday. Reichel went for a high series of records on Feb. 26th, with scores of: 277,194 and 246, for a series high of 717. On the girls side, Melissa Smith went off for a score of 245. The Bowling club practices at 7:00 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mountainlair bowling alley. The WVU cycling team is having a quiet, but successful year
so far. The Mountaineers were away at Duke all last weekend to compete in their road races. In the “A” field, Kyle Kukieza was the leader for the Mountaineers on the day, finishing in fourth place. Chris Mangen also appeared twice in the top five. He finished in second place in the road race and took third for the “D” field. The team will be making their way down to Wake Forest to take part in their road races March 3-4. The hockey team has had frustrating times throughout the year, from sloppy goaltending, to missed opportunities on power plays, to just simple defensive breakdowns. Once these things were broken down fundamentally and brought back up to more complex patterns, WVU started to fire on all cylinders. In last weekends CHMA semifinal and final games, WVU
handled Duquesne and Pittsburgh with ease. Duquesne got down early and the Mountaineers never let up, pushing them to a 8-2 win. In the championship game against Pittsburgh, it looked like the Mountaineers reverted back to their wrongful ways. But, goaltender Rob Brocky got a shutout and Conor Frei netted in the games only goal in the 1-0 win. Frei was named playoff MVP, with four points and was credited for the only goal in the championship game. The ACHA national tournament begins March 9 against Rutgers. The tournament is single elimination, and if WVU wins, it will face No. 1 Penn State on Saturday. The team is currently holding a fund-raiser for Nationals in the Mountainlair. email@example.com