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MONDAY MARCH 4, 2013

VOLUME 125, ISSUE 108

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Food vendors challenge city talks by bryan bumgardner Associate city editor

For more than 16 years, Joe “The Hot Dog Man” Stone has sold hot dogs to the Morgantown community. Every weekend, patrons stop by his cart on the upper end of High Street, knowing “The Hot Dog Man” will always be there with cheap hotdogs. Or will he? At the Committee of the

Whole city council meeting Feb. 26, Morgantown City Police Chief Ed Preston gave a presentation concerning late-night food vendors on High Street. Preston suggested the city either ban these vendors or move them to a designated parking lot off of High Street – suggestions unwelcome to vendors and patrons alike. Preston said he believes the street vendors contribute to pedestrian conges-

tion on sidewalks, causing individuals to flow into the street – a potential hazard. “We have a minimum of three food vendors during the most congested times in the downtown area on High Street,” Preston said. “It is mostly pedestrian congestion until closing time, and then there is the issue of pedestrians mixing with vehicular traffic.” Between serving customers, Stone said Preston’s as-

sertion was unfounded. “Do you see anyone walking in the street to avoid this stand? I don’t think so,” he said. “This stand has been here since ‘88, and it should not leave this spot.” Stone said moving all the vendors to a single parking lot wouldn’t alleviate problems – it would create them. “If you have everybody in one parking lot, you’ll have a lot of drama,” he said. “Everybody’s going to be fight-

ing over the same dollar.” Stone also said he thinks it would make it more difficult for police to maintain the peace, as all the patrons looking for food would have to gather in one place. “You cannot get a few hundred drunks in one area after the bars close,” he said. “Each bar has different clientele, and when you have mass quantities of people in one location, what do you get? Fights.”

A NIGHT WITH THE STARS By Summer Ratcliff Staff writer

Mountaineers hit the dance floor Saturday night to strut their stuff in West Virginia University’s second annual “Dancing With Our Mountaineer Stars” competition. WVUp All Night presented the dance competition in conjunction with the American Red Cross. Fourteen couples particpated in both the competition and a contest to secure the most blood donors during a blood drive held last Monday. A total of 83 units of blood were donated Monday in honor of the event. Chris Northrup, director of the Mountaineer Maniacs, and his dance partner Makayla Lewis won the award for having the most units donated in their honor. “Makayla and I were very excited to help the American Red Cross reach out to students and get them to donate,” Northrup said. “Any time you can connect a drive with a competition like this, it just gives that much more incentive to give blood and work together to save lives.” Partners Gretchen Hoover and Demiah Edwards were awarded the evening’s grand prize for their hip-hop and modern dance combination routine. Hoover serves as the senior special events coordinator for the Office of the President, and Edwards is a theatre student at WVU. The couple’s routine included portions of Justin Timberlake’s “Sexy Back,” Missy Elliott’s “Lose Control” and “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes. The routine concluded with a fun spin on the popular “Whip My Hair” by Willow Smith. “I felt really great; it was amazing to be out there tonight,” Edwards said. “I had an awesome partner, and I had the best time dancing with her.” Hoover said she couldn’t have asked for a better or more patient partner to work with. “We met six times over the last month. He was a really great choreographer and teacher; he was so

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Members of the West Virginia University Public Relations Student Society of America plan to strut their stuff in the name of charity. The group will host its fourth annual fashion show to benefit the Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club. “We’re really excited and hope to raise a lot of money. It will be a fun night for people to come out for a good cause and win some great prizes,” said Michelle Kayda, vice president of PRSSA and director of the fashion show. MBGC is a youth-enrichment program focused on recruiting and serving children from low-income families, and it has implemented numerous programs to help young people learn about arts, recreation and life. A few of the classes offered include drug/gang resistance, sex education, money management and career exploration. There are also programs that help children and teens with their school work, technological skills and financial literacy. Recently, the club was asked to leave their building and is now looking for a new home.

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By Caroline Peters Staff writer

WVUp All Night provided West Virginia University students with the opportunity to taste and catch a glimpse of Chinese culture this weekend. Up All Night hosted “The Dragon Show”, a Chinese acrobatic troupe, Saturday evening. Peng Li, The Dragon Show’s translator, said he was thrilled to have the group perform for Morgantown students. “We are very excited to be here at WVU,” Li said. “The audience is good, lovely and respectful. I like having them perform here, because it is open. They’ve won lots of medals in China and are very famous in China. They usually are onstage, but here, they get to be out in the open.” The acrobats performed in the center of the Mountainlair

food court. They began with a traditional Chinese act known as, “The Opening Dragon.” Zhengjun Wang, vice president of the Chinese Student Association at WVU, said watching the show reminded him of China – his home. “It’s an experience of Chinese culture. Watching the show for me was like being back at home; I would watch stuff like this on T.V.,” Wang said. The troupe performed a variety of routines featuring several tedious stunts. The sole male acrobat of the group performed a routine entitled “The Changing of Faces” first. Throughout his performance, his mask would change faces with each movement he performed. He then

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The Dragon Show performs Saturday night at WVUp All Night.

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The No. 1 Baylor women’s basketball team used a triple-double performance by National Player of the Year Brittney Griner Saturday night to cruise to a 80-49 win. MORE ON PAGE 10

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ON THE INSIDE The No. 16 WVU gymnastics team posted another high score Sunday afternoon, but it finished second behind No. 13 Denver. SPORTS PAGE 8

“Even though it’s the fourth annual Boys & Girls Club fashion show, this year’s fashion show is the most important one yet,” said Brittany Lavenski, PRSSA president. “The MBGC is losing its house, and we want to make finding a new location as easy as possible. The MBGC is vital to children in the Morgantown community.” Tickets can be purchased for $3 at the PRSSA booth in the Mountainlair until 3 p.m. today and will also be available at the door for $5. All proceeds go directly to the Boys & Girls Club of Morgantown. Members of PRSSA have also worked to obtain donations and raffle prizes from businesses from the Morgantown community. Those in attendance will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a Joe Mama’s bar tab, gift cards to The Cupcakerie, Olive Garden, Buffalo Wild Wings, Carmona’s Cocina Mexicana, Applebee’s, The Vintage Room, Hollywood Theaters and Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery. “I couldn’t have done it without all of the hard work and dedication from the PRSSA members and the generous donations

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Date to be announced for SGA inauguration by bryan bumgardner associate city editor

WVUp All Night showcases acrobatic troupe

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PRSSA to host annual fashion show tonight By Carlee Lammers

Patrick Garcia and Bethany Lemasters perform in Dancing with Our Mountaineer Stars Saturday night in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. The pair was named the first runner-up.

Clara Swinburn, a Morgantown native and city employee, also disagreed with Preston’s argument. “Putting everyone in one parking lot is asinine,” she said. “I know (Preston’s) trying to contain the chaos, but that’s going to cause it.” Swinburn is a friend of Stone and regularly visits his stand on weekend nights. Her time spent downtown

Following the announcement of their sweeping victory in the 2013 West Virginia University Student Government Association election, members of The Revolution gathered in the Greenbrier room of the Mountainlair. Instead of the victory, the future was the topic of discussion. “We’ve just spent the last two months going from the start to the actual start, you know?” said Vice President-elect Ben Seebaugh. “We care about the issues, we care about the students, and that’s not going to stop now.” Between cheers and revelry, President-elect Ryan Campione took a serious tone with the other governors-elect. “The work starts now,” he said. “Every student is going to be looking up to you, whether you know it or not.” The Revolution will

be formally inaugurated within the next several weeks, but the date is undecided. After several weeks of campaigning, The Revolution won the election by pulling in 60.23 percent of the 4,289 votes. Throughout the election, members of The Revolution argued for transparency in student government, from the public release of SGA’s budget to expanded inclusion of students in the legislation process. The Revolution acted on their platforms by publishing campaign expenditures in an ad in The Daily Athenaeum and expanding their campaign coverage to the Evansdale and Health Sciences campuses – areas traditionally underrepresented in electorate demographics. This was both a campaign strategy and the ultimate goal, according to Campione. “I’m tired of students

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ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK The WVU men’s basketball team was blown out 9165 by Kansas Saturday in its first Big 12 trip to Phog Allen Fieldhouse. SPORTS PAGE7


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Continued from page 1 patient with me,� Hoover said. “I warned him from the beginning that I hadn’t danced in a long time, and my brain doesn’t work as well anymore.� The second-place price went to Patrick Garcia, a resident assistant in Braxton Tower, and his partner Bethany LeMasters, a member of the WVU Hip Hop Club. Garcia and LeMasters only began working together three days prior to the dance competition when Garcia’s original partner fell ill. The third-place prize was awarded to Jonathan Kimble, WVU’s Mountaineer Mascot, and his partner Nicole Riggleman, and the couple combined hip-hop and country music into their routine. Kimble said he was nervous he wouldn’t make it to the competition in time because of the women’s basketball game taking place simultaneously at the Coliseum. “I was a little nervous about making it down here from the women’s basketball game – the gun fired and I ran out,� Kimble said. “It’s the life of the Mountaineer. I love it.� Riggleman said it wasn’t easy having to work around the Mountaineer’s hectic schedule, but she said it was well worth it. “He got here when they

were on couple No. 8, he changed, and we ran through the routine twice and then we came out,� Riggleman said. “We’ve had to practice late at night – usually after 9:30, but it was totally worth it. We had a blast.� Quincy Wilson, former WVU football player who also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons, served on the panel of five judges for the event. Wilson, who is currently the assistant director of football operations for the WVU football program, said he thoroughly enjoyed the event and hopes to be back next year. “Everyone had a good time. Everyone was smiling and had great energy,� Wilson said. “Every couple worked hard – some two months and some two days. They all really did great. Hopefully I’ll be back next year, but dancing instead of judging.� Other couples who participated in the event were: Brent Clark and Becca Fink-Clark; James Johnson and Ariel Fink; Colleen Harshbarger and Hayden Marushi; Stacy Moniot and Jeff Fuss; Heidi Muller and Ryan Butler; Steve Orlowski and Mel Moraes; Adam Reaves and Julie Adams; Zach Redding and Maggie Power; Danielle Vincent and Cameron Williams; Paris Winfrey and Daryn Vucelik. danewsroom@mail.wvu.edu

Spending cuts seem here to stay WASHINGTON (AP) — The spending cuts are here to stay if you believe the public posturing Sunday. The Senate’s Republican leader Mitch McConnell called them modest. House Speaker John Boehner isn’t sure the cuts will hurt the economy. The White House’s top economic adviser, Gene Sperling, said the pain isn’t that bad right now. So after months of dire warnings, Washington didn’t implode, government didn’t shut down and the $85 billion budget trigger didn’t spell doom. And no one has yet crafted a politically viable way to roll back those cuts. “This modest reduction of 2.4 percent in spending over the next six months is a little more than the average American experienced just two months ago, when their own pay went down when the payroll tax holiday expired,� McConnell said. “I don’t know whether it’s going to hurt the economy or not,� Boehner said. “I don’t think anyone quite understands how the sequester is really going to work.� And Sperling, making the rounds on the Sunday news shows, added: “On Day One, it will not be as harmful as it will be over time.� Both parties cast blame on the other for the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts but gave little guidance on what to expect in the coming weeks. Republicans

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feeling like they’re excluded – like student government has nothing to do with them,� Campione said. “There’s a lot of students who have wanted to see

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Mountaineer Mascot Jonathan Kimble and Nicole Riggleman performs in Saturday’s Dancing With Our Mountaineer Stars.

stepped from the stage to approach the audience. “It was great to watch such an amazing acrobatic show,� said Xuefang Ren, a WVU research associate. “I was quite surprised when I was shaking hands with the performer while his face was thoroughly changed from white to black in the show (The Changing of Faces). I couldn’t have imagined his face changing within one second.� The female acrobats performed an act together that involved balancing dishes while twisting their bodies midair. “The girls that were doing those splits were crazy,� said WVU student Brianna Kilgore. “The spinning of the plates act and when the one acrobat took her leg to her face were my favorite parts. It was a great experience, and they should have more shows like that in the future at Up All Night.� “The Changing of the Hats� featured the male ac-

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President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the White House briefing room on Friday. and Democrats pledged to retroactively undo the cuts but signaled no hints as to how that process would start to take shape. Republicans insisted there would be no new taxes and Democrats refused to talk about any bargain without them. “That’s not going to work,� said Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. “If we’re going to increase revenue again, it’s got to go to the debt with real entitlement reform and real tax reform when you actually lower rates. ... I’m not going to agree to any more tax increases that are going to go to increase more government.� Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., said any tax increases were unacceptable.

“I’m not going to do any more small deals. I’m not going to raise taxes to fix sequestration. We don’t need to raise taxes to fund the government,� Graham said. All of this comes ahead of a new, March 27 deadline that could spell a government shutdown and a debt-ceiling clash coming in May. Boehner said his chamber would move this week to pass a measure to keep government open through Sept. 30. McConnell said a government shutdown was unlikely to come from his side of Capitol Hill. The White House said it would dodge the shutdown and roll back the cuts, which hit domes-

this fixed for a while.� Campione, a senior industrial engineering student from Morgantown, has been a governor in SGA for three years and can be credited for making reforms in housing and meal plan legislation. “I feel like student government should always

be there for people with problems,� Campione said. “I’d like to see more students interacting with student government as a whole and the University administration.� In his time as a governor, Campione said students often contacted him directly with problems.

has led her to a conclusion. “Technically, if you want to control the crowds, then shut the bars down,� she said. “The bars are where the larger crowds are.� Farther down the street, a food vendor known as “Birdman� sells hotdogs near Cool Ridge. His friend and assistant Troy McGee, a Morgantown resident, was up in arms about potentially having to move. “Birdman’s part of the community,� he said. “Everybody out here loves him. They love him, because he treats everybody with

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tic and defense spending in equal share. “We will still be committed to trying to find Republicans and Democrats that will work on a bipartisan compromise to get rid of the sequester,� Sperling said. Senate Democrats and Senate Republicans last week put forward alternatives that would have avoided the cuts, but each side voted down the others’ proposals. The House Democrats proposed an alternative but the House Republicans did not let them vote on it. House Republicans twice passed alternatives last year. Obama has phoned lawmakers but it isn’t clear to what end; the White House refused Sunday to release the names of lawmakers Obama phoned. Boehner and McConnell said they had a productive meeting with Obama on Friday, but it didn’t yield a deal. “Well, no one can think that that’s been a success for the president,� said Mitt Romney, Obama’s unsuccessful rival in November’s election. “He didn’t think the sequester would happen. It is happening.� The $85 billion in cuts apply to the remainder of the 2013 fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. But without a deal they will continue slashing government spending by about $1 trillion more over a 10-year period. Sometimes, he said, he could help; other times his hands were tied. “We have all these problems, but I don’t feel like student government has done anything to address them,� Campione said. “That’s a frustration.� bryan.bumgardner@mail.wvu.edu

ing and awesome,� said Rouffino Jolis, a WVU student. “I like the fact that it has many different aspects of the abilities of a person. They can spin plates, balance on a unicycle and juggle hats. It takes a lot of dedication to get this right. I’m definitely more than impressed.� The acrobatic show was part of WVUp All Night’s Chinese-themed weekend. Following the 9 p.m. show, Up All Night served a selection of Chinese food for dinner. “Our food choice for this weekend includes fried rice, egg rolls, chicken and our Asian sauce. We also have fortune cookies,� said Nina Mccarty, WVUp All Night supervisor. “This contributes well the performing Kyle Monroe/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM arts theme as well as the The Dragon Show performed Saturday night at WVUp All Night. performances by the Chinese acrobats.� robat juggling a variety of Mountainlair while balancFor more information on hats, giving each hat a split ing bowls on their heads. WVUp All Night, visit www. The crowd watched as mountainlair.wvu.edu/ second to rest on his head. The show’s finale, “The each acrobat placed a bowl wvupallnight. Unicycle with Bowls Show,� on her shin and tossed it featured the female acrobats onto her head. danewsroom@mail.wvu.edu riding unicycles around the “It was really eye-openrespect.� Birdman has operated his stand for about seven years. In that time, he has helped intoxicated people get home, broken up fights and sold thousands of hot dogs. “As long as you’re giving, and you’re not just taking, you’re living the life,� McGee said. “Why would anyone want to destroy that?� McGee said Birdman has become part of the community and urged city council to reconsider Preston’s assessment. “They need to look at what’s positive,� he said. “I don’t see any negatives.� Both Stone and Birdman’s carts adhere to city code 905.02, which states

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American Red Cross Field Representative Adam Reeves and Julie Paden performs in Saturday’s Dancing With Our Mountaineer Stars.

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Continued from page 1 from local businesses,� Kayda said. Katie Richter of WVAQ will host this year’s event, and special guest Kaitlin Gates, 2012 Miss West Virginia will perform as a model. Family members of the Boys & Girls Club will also be in attendance. “We’re really excited and hope to raise a lot of money. It will be a fun night for people to come out for a good cause and win some great prizes, Kayda said.

five-foot wide clear passage for pedestrians on sidewalk must be maintained by street vendors. At the Committee of the Whole meeting, council members agreed to convene on the issue at a later date. Stone said he hopes the council will respond to the wishes of both the vendors and their patrons. “I don’t know what the problem is,� he said. Stone said he has never called the police to his stand. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,� he said. Stone is a father of three, and last week he learned his wife has been diagnosed cancer. “They could not have hit me with this at a worse time,� he said. “This is my Lavenski said she encourages students and members of the WVU community to attend the event and show their support for the MBGC in this time of transition. “Everyone who attends this event will be contributing to such a great cause. Being there means that you are helping the MBGC continue doing the charitable work that they’ve done for years,� she said. The show will take place tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. carlee.lammers@mail.wvu.edu

livelihood.� McGee said Birdman is an important part of the late-night scene, and moving him out of the neighborhood would be detrimental. “It’s not just him out here trying to live,� McGee said. “Everybody out here is trying to live, too.� City Council meets every first and third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at 389 Spruce Street. The meetings are open to the public, and portions of the meeting are open to the public to discuss issues on the agenda. Learn more at www.morgantownwv.gov. Summer Ratcliff contributed to this report. bryan.bumgardner@mail.wvu.edu

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The ChuckTown Trio to perform as late replacement at Gluck Theatre

Previous Morgantown Sound acts include Spence’s Rye (pictured) and Haggard Wulf. The ChuckTown Trio’s performance tonight will mark the group’s first appearance as part of the show.

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The Morgantown Sound presents a new, up-andcoming jam band, The ChuckTown Trio, tonight live from the Gluck Theatre in the West Virginia University Mountainlair. Morgantown Sound, a U92FM program, broadcasts local bands live from the Gluck Theatre every Monday at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to anyone looking to hear a piece

of West Virginia culture in person. If you can’t make it, be sure to tune in to 91.7FM or listen online at u92.wvu.edu at 8 p.m. After The ChuckTown Trio’s live broadcast, recorded local music will play until 10 p.m. The Rick Perdue Tribe was originally scheduled to play tonight, but group frontman Rick Perdue is ill and will reschedule for another show in the near future. The ChuckTown Trio was

booked at the last minute but promises to be an astounding show. The trio is made up of JC White as the lead singer and on drums, Nick Eplin on bass and vocals, and lead guitarist Zac Myers. All three musicians are WVU freshmen who grew up together in Charleston, W.Va. They formed a band about three years ago, but it wasn’t until they came to Morgantown they started performing live.

“I feel we’re progressing really well,” White said. “People who have come out to see us in Morgantown have really loved us.” Most of their onstage experience came at Timothy’s Bar in Charleston, but they’ve been playing at 123 Pleasant Street and have a show there March 5. The band’s style is based around impressive and funky instrumental jamming, but they have been incorporating more lyrics into their songs.

“We’ve been writing more and more originals with lyrics, and we all really love performing, so we hope to be doing a lot more of this throughout the rest of the semester,” White said. Right now they have a seven-track demo, “A Collaborative Mind EP,” which consists mostly of original instrumentals with an original lyrical song and a cover sprinkled in. “We’re planning on recording an album this summer, but we’ll also have our

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whole 123 show (from Feb 26) on CD this Tuesday,” White said. To listen to The ChuckTown Trio’s EP and to find more information on their upcoming shows, search for their Facebook page, “The ChuckTown Trio.” Find out who will be playing next on the Morgantown Sound and check out past recordings at http://www. morgantownsound.wordpress.com. daa&e@mail.wvu.edu

‘Giant Slayer’ tops weekend box office with ho-hum $28 million debut

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Warner Brothers’ latest release, ‘Jack the Giant Slayer,’ topped the weekend box office. LOS ANGELES (AP) — It wasn’t exactly a mighty victory, but “Jack the Giant Slayer” won the weekend at the box office. The Warner Bros. 3-D action extravaganza, based on the Jack and the Beanstalk legend, made just $28 million to debut at No. 1, according to Sunday studio estimates. It had a reported budget of just under $200 million. But the studio also hit a milestone on the global front with Peter Jackson’s fantasy epic “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” crossing the $1 billion mark worldwide. The first of three films based on the classic J.R.R. Tolkien novel has made $301.1 domestically and $700 million internationally. “Jack the Giant Slayer” comes from Bryan Singer, director of “The Usual Suspects” and the first two “XMen” movies. It stars Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Ian McShane and Stanley Tucci. Among other new releases,

the college romp “21 & Over” from Relativity Media made only $9 million this weekend to open in third place. And the horror sequel “The Last Exorcism Part II” from CBS Films debuted in fourth place with just over $8 million. Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros.’ executive vice president of theatrical distribution, said “Jack the Giant Slayer” opened lower than the studio had hoped, but he’s encouraged by its CinemaScore, which was a B-plus overall and an A among viewers under 18. One bit of good news for “Jack” is that it had a 56-percent uptick from Friday to Saturday, suggesting strong word-of-mouth and more family audiences for the PG-13 adventure. “That tells us that the audiences that are seeing it really do like it,” Goldstein said. “The international opening in Asia has been very strong – the 3-D component of the special effects works in a big way outside the domestic

marketplace.” “Jack the Giant Slayer” made $13.7 million in 11 international territories for a worldwide total of $41.7 million. Internationally, “A Good Day to Die Hard,” the fifth film in the blockbuster Bruce Willis franchise, was the big winner of the weekend with $18.3 million for a global total of nearly $222 million. Domestically, this is the sixth weekend in a row that movie ticket sales are down, said Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for Hollywood.com. He pointed out that many of the action pictures aimed at men this year – including “Snitch,” “The Last Stand,” “Bullet to the Head” and “Parker” – have been disappointments at the box office. “Other films have done OK but we need to do better than OK to keep up with last year’s pace,” he said. “Where is the audience? I don’t want to overstate this, but where are the guys?” Among the few bright

spots, the Jason BatemanMelissa McCarthy comedy “Identity Thief” has become the first film to cross the $100 million mark this year. Now in its fourth week in theaters, the Universal movie has made $107.4 million. “This is a tough marketplace right now. Everything is underperforming,” Dergarabedian said. “There hasn’t been a huge breakout hit yet. For every `Identity Thief’ there have probably been 10 other films that have underperformed.” Meanwhile, winners at last weekend’s Academy Awards, including “Argo,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Life of Pi,” are still sticking around in the top 20 after several months in theaters, further underscoring the weakness of recent new releases. But Dergarabedian was optimistic that things will turn around with the opening next week of Disney’s “Oz the Great and Powerful,” a much-anticipated prequel to “The Wizard of Oz” star-

ring James Franco and directed by Sam Raimi. It’s expected to open in the $75-100 million range. “We need the cavalry to arrive and we need them soon,” he said. “Maybe James Franco is the cavalry.” Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday: 1. “Jack the Giant Slayer,” $28 million. ($13.7 million

international.) 2. “Identity Thief,” $9.7 million. 3. “21 & Over,” $9 million. 4. “The Last Exorcism Part II,” $8 million. 5. “Snitch,” $7.7 million. 6. “Escape From Planet Earth,” $6.7 million. 7. “Safe Haven,” $6.3 million. 8. “Silver Linings Playbook,” $5.9 million. 9. “A Good Day to Die Hard,” $4.5 million. ($18.3 million international.) 10. “Dark Skies,” $3.6 million.

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Here we go again. After our government narrowly avoided the socalled fiscal cliff – a catastrophe of its own creation – in the dying hours of 2012, it now finds itself in the midst of another crisis. Unsurprisingly, this latest disaster is also an entirely preventable one, similarly the product of our ineffectual federal government’s unprecedented level of partisan bickering. As it turns out, the celebration of last year’s last-

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minute deal was much ado about nothing. The fiscal cliff was not avoided. The “compromise” reached by the White House and Congress just before the deadline merely kicked the can down the road for three months. The brilliant logic underlying the construction of this legislative mechanism went a little something like this: Congressional Republicans and President Obama failed

to agree on the debt ceiling, so they figured if they came up with a ridiculous combination of automatic cuts that would be so harmful to the economy, the two parties would be forced to come together and work out a solution before the cuts go into effect. Only they didn’t end up working out a solution. So as of Saturday, the deep cuts, spread out across all government sectors, have begun going into effect. This means billions

of dollars of funding will be withheld from various government agencies at a time when the economy is still sputtering. This unfathomably idiotic scenario stands as the latest testament to the dysfunctional polarization of our government and to how far congressional Republicans are willing to go to get the deep cuts in spending they want. During a speech at Georgetown University, President Obama’s former

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta offered this metaphor for this situation: “For those of you who have ever seen ‘Blazing Saddles,’ it is the scene of the sheriff putting the gun to his head in order to establish law and order. That is sequestration.” It seems as though the sheriff has pulled the trigger, and millions of Americans will now suffer the consequences.

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Dennis Rodman’s visit to North Korea and prospects for world peace micah conkling columnist

Last week, ex-NBA player Dennis Rodman (nicknamed “The Worm”) and several members of the Harlem Globetrotters went to North Korea to meet Kim Jong Un and participate in basketball exhibition events as part of a VICE documentary that will air on HBO. In many ways, the experience played out like your typical buddy comedy. Guy plays basketball, guy has facial piercings and attends a book promotion wearing a wedding dress, guy claims he’s going to marry himself. Then said guy travels to a secretive, totalitarian country where nuclear weapons have been tested to meet and talk about the Chicago Bulls with said country’s leader, a man we know little about, but whose father once allegedly shot 11 holes in one during a round of golf and claimed he could control weather with his mind. I bet Adam Sandler can’t wait to get a crack at the script. When I first read Dennis Rodman was heading to Pyongyang as a basketball missionary, I thought it was an Onion headline. When I realized it was true and happened, I just had to laugh. But then, after watching some old YouTube videos of Rodman’s playing days and antics and the recent propaganda video North Korea sent out that depicts Manhattan burning in flames, I realized if anyone could make a difference healing the madcap and dangerous relationship between the U.S. and North Korea, it’s Dennis Rodman. Reports say no one in the government endorsed Rodman and the Globetrotters’ trip to North Korea. Based on the backlash caused by Rodman’s visit, it seems pretty certain President Obama will not be taking credit for the diplomatic mission in the future, even if the U.S. and North Korea build a friendly relationship and the Raptors leave Toronto and become the Pyongyang Kim Jong Uns. However, maybe sending someone like Dennis Rodman to meet with the leaders of North Korea is a good thing. While most have viewed it as a public-

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman signs his autograph for a fan at the Pyongyang Airport in Pyongyang, before he leaves North Korea Friday. ity stunt or an atrocity, especially after Rodman referred to Kim Jong Un as an “awesome guy,” his trip makes us refocus our attention on a threatening, desolate world situation. According to Rodman’s agent, Dennis saw the trip as a “chance to speak directly to Kim Jong (Un) that the only way to go is with peace, not war.” While the means for securing harmony – a wild ex-NBA star playing and talking about basketball – is unusual, maybe it represents the type of off-the-wall, cre-

ative diplomacy America is going to have to engage in to make sure North Korea doesn’t attempt to give us “death by merciless strikes,” which is what a North Korean media editorial stated in an announcement during Rodman’s visit. For many Americans, North Korea represents a weird and humorous threat. This is probably because of the film “Team America: World Police”; you remember, that movie with puppets in which Kim Jong Il is featured repeatedly failing to speak audi-

ble English. As well, the bizarre tales that infuse our opinion of North Korean life make the presence of the country seem kind of amusing. North Korea and Kim Jong Un are volatile and oppressive. They’ve built nuclear weapons, continually threaten America, have suffered famines that have led to reports of cannibalism, and they have no freedom of speech. On top of that, there are ambiguous reports of genocide and mass incarceration of country members

who anger the state. It’s easy to forget what’s happening there because the country is so despotic and private, and also because our domestic problems like the sequester and who’s going to get picked on “The Bachelor” require so much mental energy. Yet, while Rodman’s visit will assuredly be one of the oddest news stories of 2013, maybe it will be a helpful incident in merely making us think about the threats North Korea poses and the grave issues the

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country faces. Can Dennis Rodman heal the tense and hazardous relationship between the United States and North Korea? If you asked me that question a year ago, my answer would be laughter. Now that “The Worm” has taken it upon himself to use basketball to find common ground between the strangest, most unpredictable country in the world and America, I have to say: if someone can do it, it might as well be Dennis Rodman.

SGA President: Time for W.Va. to address LGBTQ discrimination zachary redding SGA President

Imagine that you are going to interview for a job. Perhaps you’re going to rent an apartment for your next year in Morgantown. Now imagine the landlord or the person that can hire you says “no” on the basis that you have a partner that they do not like. Is that fair? Is that the type of world that you

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want to live in? Well, in West Virginia, any person can be turned away from housing or job opportunities on the sole basis that they are a member of the LGBTQ community. As a young individual, hearing this news was not only mind boggling, but it actually angered me. As the student body president of the largest land-grant institution of the state of West Virginia, I wanted to publicly say that I completely dis-

agree with this law. What should a society think of itself when discrimination is not just tolerated, but allowed by law? I encourage you to join Fairness WV and to encourage your state legislators to amend the Human Rights Act by passing the Employment and Housing Non-Discrimination Act (EHNDA). As our legislators meet in this upcoming session, I truly hope that they open their eyes to the world that we live in and

make it an equal place for all. The fact that my peers and other individuals in this state can be discriminated against because of their sexual orientation baffles me, and reminds me that there is no time to wait for change, because that change must happen now. As college students, we have historically been at the forefront of equality movements. I urge you to join a large coalition of citizens to ensure that AP EHNDA is passed during Two homosexual men holding hands during Christopher Street Day in Weimar, eastern Germany. this legislative session.

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FEATURE OF THE DAY PRSSA BOYS & GIRLS CLUB FASHION SHOW will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. The fashion show will be hosted by Katie Richter of WVAQ. Each student who purchases a ticket will be entered into a raffle to win gift cards. All proceeds will go directly to the Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club of Morgantown. EVERY MONDAY KAPPA PHI, a Christian women’s service organization, meets at 7 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church on the corner of N. High and Willey streets. For more information, email kappaphi_pi@ hotmail.com or visit www. freewebs.com/kappaphipi. RIFLE CLUB meets 6-8 p.m. in Room 311 of the Shell Building. For more information, email Abbey at aheiskel@mix.wvu.edu or Bob at rdriscol@wvu.edu. FREE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ADVANCED CONVERSATION GROUP meets at 6 p.m. at the Blue Moose Cafe for conversation, friendship and free English conversation lessons. New friends are always welcome. For more information, email Erin at mclv_advanced_conversation@yahoo.com. WVU CLUB TENNIS is prac-

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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. 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. For more information, call 304-598-5180 or 304-598-5185. NEW FALL SEMESTER GROUP THERAPY OPPORTUNITIES are available for free at the Carruth Center. The groups include Understanding Self and Others, Sexual Assault Survivors Group, Mountaineer Men: An Interpersonal Process Group, and Know Thyself: An Interpersonal Process Group. For more information call 293-4431 or contact tandy. mcclung@mail.wvu.edu.

DAILY HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year tension often is the motivator that creates important events and opportunities in your life. Your career, your relationships and your public image become even more significant. Your family life serves as a foundation that seems indestructible. If you are single, take your time getting to know a potential suitor. You could meet this person quite easily, perhaps even on your way to work. If you are attached, bring your significant other into your public life. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHH Tension forces you to evaluate each request you get today. Recognize that your plate is full. Prioritize your responsibilities, and some stress will evaporate. Avert a misunderstanding by clarifying and confirming information. Tonight: Partake in a favorite pastime. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHH Sometimes an unimportant interaction can dominate your day. Avoid letting this type of distraction prevent you from dealing with a loved one. You see eye-to-eye with others, as was demonstrated in an earlier meeting. Good news involves a partnership. Tonight: Dinner for two. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH Defer to others, and know full well what must be done. Understand that Lady Luck is riding on your shoulder. You will gain a greater understanding of the interpersonal dynamics of an important partnership. Opportunities come through this person. Tonight: Say “yes.”

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH Think rather than react. Sometimes you won’t be able to stop yourself, but start the process anyway. Remind yourself of the negativity that can result from knee-jerk reactions. Opportunities will greet you more often with a little self-discipline. Tonight: Get a lot done. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Open up your imagination, and let your ideas flow in a more upbeat manner. Others rarely see the complete dimension of your personality, and they could have odd responses at first. You don’t want to push too far to have something go the way you’d like. Tonight: Ever playful. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHH You are coming from a solid place, where understanding is enhanced to a level that might shock even you. Honor a change that occurs between you and someone else. As a result, you’ll see eye-to-eye with this person. Tonight: Feeling pulled between two different possibilities. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHH Excess spending -- or perhaps a different indulgence -- comes out. You could be too verbal for your own good and end up saying something unintentionally. Keep reaching out to someone at a distance, and show this person that you care. Tonight: Catch up on news. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HH Curb a need to be possessive or controlling. New beginnings become possible if you allow the other party to have more of a say. Confusion surrounds communication. Confirm that you and others are on the same page. Tonight: Before spend-

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CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Rebounding sound 5 Early newspaper magnate 11 “So-o-o cute!” sounds 14 Vietnam neighbor 15 List of printing mistakes 16 Game, __, match 17 WANTED: Dimwitted loiterer, for pietasting without intent to buy 19 __ urchin 20 A–o Nuevo month 21 Popular exercise choice 23 WANTED: Boy on the run, for unwanted kissing 27 Fun and games 29 Uncle’s mate 30 Singles 31 Dart thrower’s asset 32 Turn off, as the lights 33 Crime lab evidence, briefly 35 WANTED: Delinquent minor, for breaking curfew and inappropriate dress 41 Isn’t missing 42 Bump into 43 __ sequitur: illogical conclusion 44 Church recess 47 Up to the task 48 Do bar work 49 WANTED: Musical shepherd, for sleeping on the job 53 Harrison Ford’s “Star Wars” role 54 Dispenser of theater programs 57 Pasta suffix 58 WANTED: Merry monarch, for smoke pollution with his pipe 62 Mythical giant bird 63 Takes care of 64 Charity donations 65 “For shame!” 66 Came next 67 Digs made of twigs DOWN 1 Otherwise 2 Brother of Abel 3 Dodger Stadium contest, to the Dodgers 4 Fish hawk 5 Half a giggle 6 “Thinking, thinking ...” sounds 7 Onassis nickname 8 Type of missile engine 9 Small, raised porch in front of a door

10 Dramatic ballroom dance 11 Designate, as a seat 12 Hot dog 13 Oater transports 18 Lav in Leeds 22 “Ouch!” relative, in response to a pun 24 Train tracks 25 Noisy shorebird 26 Left hanging 27 Tiger’s foot 28 Untruth 32 Sorento automaker 33 Nerd 34 Picayune point to pick 36 Sharpens, as a knife 37 Wriggly 38 Space under a desk 39 Electrified particle 40 Finish 44 “Java” trumpeter 45 Baby grands, e.g. 46 Jolly old Xmas visitor 47 Homes

48 Florence native, for one 50 Free from restraint 51 Funny DeGeneres 52 Haul 55 Big shade trees 56 Break at the office 59 Sunflower St. school 60 Suffix with Israel 61 Silently assent

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ing money, check your budget. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHHH Imagine being so stressed out by so many opportunities that you don’t know which way to turn. You might even wonder if there can be such a thing as too much good news. You will tend to overindulge and not be as grounded as you’d like. Tonight: King or Queen of your domain. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH You would prefer to be an observer rather than a player today. You will be subject to several ups and downs as the day goes on. Get some exercise, and make sure that you are eating properly. Tonight: Get some extra R and R. You are going to need it. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHHH Your friends seem to seek you out. Even in a meeting, nearly everyone acts like your best friend. Listen to what is being shared. Your creativity soars with everything that is happening around you. If you choose to, give others some feedback. Tonight: Take notes. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHH You shoulder many responsibilities. You handle these burdens so well that few people realize how much you actually do. A family member could throw a tantrum, as he or she might feel neglected. Give this person more of your time. Tonight: To the wee hours. BORN TODAY Fashion model Erin Heatherton (1989), composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678)

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The Soul Miners perform their signature Motown sound at 123 Pleasant Street Friday evening.

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CODY SCHULER MANAGING EDITOR

Mountaineers will take time, but will adapt A Big 12 beatdown isn’t fun for the opposing team. West Virginia learned that the hard way Saturday after the men’s and women’s basketball teams got blasted by perennial powerhouses Kansas and Baylor, respectively. Though the outcomes of the games shouldn’t have been surprising, it’s another lesson in humility for Mountaineer fans who expected West Virginia to find success easily during the transition year to the Big 12 Conference. Clearly, the Mountaineers were not expected to win yesterday, but those who had hopes of watching close contests were sadly disappointed as both teams were trounced in almost every aspect of the game. Football season gave everyone the idea West Virginia would have the ability to sweep into the Big 12 and plant its flag as a legitimate contender for conference supremacy in its inaugural season. The preseason hype and early season fireworks ultimately fizzled into a disappointing finale for the team, and lots of questions remain after the departure of several members of the football coaching staff. Basketball season was a fresh start for the Mountaineers, and fans had high hopes for the teams’ hoops prospects. Now, as we near postseason play, it’s clear the Big 12 wasn’t as welcoming as we all thought it would be. A myriad of factors have contributed to the men’s disappointing season, many of which have occurred off the floor. Getting used to cross-country road trips, new venues and new opponents has proved a task that required more than a couple of weeks. This hasn’t come as a surprise to the administration, the coaches or even the teams. Some fans expected this, but even those who had doubts hoped the transition would be a little smoother. It’s apparent now the learning curve is much steeper than expected for all West Virginia athletic teams. Though things have looked bleak across the board, I can assure you things will get better – though probably not as hastily as you’d like. Regardless of what sport is being discussed, the things West Virginia has had a tough time with will be addressed, or else failure will occur. In the wild, natural selection weeds out those components of the environment not fit for survival. This “change or perish” nature of the wild also applies to West Virginia in the Big 12. Sure, things don’t look good now, but the pieces that are working will strengthen, and those that don’t will be removed. The future of West Virginia athletics may be unknown, but I can say some things – whether it be style of play, makeup of rosters or other related inputs – will change, or evolve, for all Mountaineer athletic teams. And that’s a good thing. charles.schuler@mail.wvu.edu

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — With only eight home losses in the last 10 seasons, West Virginia knew a victory at Allen Fieldhouse would be a tall task. The Mountaineers had a 7-point lead and the crowd out of the game midway through the first half – then things went south. Kansas’ (25-4, 13-3) Elijah Johnson blocked a West Virginia (13-16, 6-10) layup attempt, shifting the momentum and propelling the Jayhawks to a 9165 blowout win, handing the Mountaineers their first four-game losing streak since 2005 in front of the 196th-consecutive sellout crowd in Lawrence, Kan. “It was huge. They came down and blocked a shot, and it brought the whole crowd together,” said West Virginia freshman guard Terry Henderson. “It brought their bench on their feet. It energized the players to play harder.” The Jayhawks’ Ben McLemore led the way with 36 points – his third 30-point game of the season – on 12-of-15 shooting. “He didn’t do anything really one-on-one,” said West Virginia freshman guard Eron Harris. “He hit wide-open jump shots.”

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Kansas center Jeff Withey blocks a shot by West Virginia Gary Browne during Saturday’s game. Harris guarded McLemore for most of the first meeting between the two schools, holding him to just 13 points. But Harris admits team defense was lacking during the matchup Saturday. “We can’t always get through a screen. You’ve got to help out a little bit,” Har-

ris said. “We always have to play team defense. One person can’t guard him. More than one person is going to have to help at a certain point.” McLemore wasn’t the only player who found his groove on offense, though. Jeff Withey finished one block shy of a triple-dou-

ble, and Johnson had 10 assists one game after scoring 39 points in his last outing for the Jayhawks. “We all have to play together as a team for 40 minutes,” Henderson said. “We were containing them early in the first half. We stopped doing that in the second half.”

Henderson led West Virginia with 20 points, including six 3-pointers. Senior forward Dominique Rutledge chipped in 17 points and 13 rebounds. But it was Kansas’ experience that made the difference. The Jayhawks had 29 team assists on 34 made field goals and shot 56 percent from the floor. “They’re an experienced team. They’ve been playing together for a really long time,” Henderson said. “They had a great crowd out there tonight to support them.” The Mountaineers were able to cut the deficit down multiple times late in the first half and early in the second half. WVU was down by just 5 points less than five minutes before the half. And after trailing by 14 at halftime, the Mountaineers cut the lead down to 10 with at the first media timeout of the second half, before the Jayhawks responded with a 12-0 run. “We’re not good enough to get down by 10 or 12, 14, to a team as good as they are and be able to come back,” said West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins. “We don’t have enough offensive firepower.” nicholas.arthur@mail.wvu.edu

Momentum swing sparks WVU collapse BY MICHAEL CARVELLI SPORTS EDITOR

LAWRENCE, Kan. — For about eight minutes of West Virginia’s 91-65 loss to No. 6 Kansas, the Mountaineers looked – for the most part – in control. With 12:21 to play in the half and holding on to a 7-point lead, sophomore guard Jabarie Hinds picked Travis Releford’s pocket and had nothing but open space between him and the basket. With the chance to open up nearly a double-digit lead in one of college basketball’s toughest places to play, West Virginia could have swung momentum completely in its favor Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. But after the Jayhawks’ Elijah Johnson swatted away Hinds’ layup attempt and senior shot blocker Jeff Withey did the same when freshman Eron Harris tried to follow with a dunk of his own, Releford redeemed his early turnover with a fast-break dunk that caused a frenzy among the 196th-consecutive sellout crowd in Lawrence. And the Jayhawks never looked back from there. “That gave the crowd

energy and that pumped the team up,” said WVU freshman guard Terry Henderson. “That’s hard to stop when you can’t execute.” That dunk sparked a 21-point swing to close out the first half and put the Mountaineers in a 14-point hole going into the locker room. “We’re a team that doesn’t really have any standout superstars that you can just throw the ball to and get a bucket,” Henderson said. “We all have to play together as a team all 40 minutes. That’s something we didn’t do tonight.” While West Virginia didn’t have any one player it could turn to, Kansas got just that from freshman shooting guard Ben WVU guard Eron Harris is fouled by Kansas guard Evan Manning during Saturday’s game. McLemore. In his third 30-point game of the season, the St. Louis native was incredibly efficient in his 36-point outburst. He became the first player to score more than 35 points against the Mountaineers while attempting 15 or fewer shots, and he’s one of just two players since 1997 to score 35 or more points

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WVU finishes second in quad-meet by meghan carr sports writer

The No. 16 West Virginia gymnastics team scored a 196.375 and finished second Sunday at the Coliseum. No. 13 Denver finished first, edging the Mountaineers with a final score of 196.800. George Washington finished third (195.300), followed by Temple University, who finished in fourth place with a score of 191.625. This was the fourth time the Mountaineers have scored above a 196 this season. “I’ve been telling them all preseason they are a 196 team, and they consistently keep putting that score up. Now we have to go to George Washington and do the same thing,” said WVU head coach Jason Butts. The Mountaine ers opened the meet on vault, tallying a 49.05. Leading the way once again were freshman standout Jaida Lawrence and senior Alaska Richardson, with identical scores of 9.875. Senior Kaylyn Millick scored a 9.8 and junior Hope Sloanhoffer earned a 9.775, followed by sophomore Dayah Haley’s

9.725 and senior Chelsea Goldschrafe’s 9.600 marks. The Mountaineers’ lineup for the uneven bars wasn’t as sharp as it has been in the last couple meets. Millick fell during her bar routine and hit her head on a mat. She jumped back up to finish the routine, scoring a 9.3. “We had a little bit of adversity on bars, but they fought back, so we didn’t have to count a fall tonight,” Butts said. Junior Erica Smith led the team on the uneven bars event with a 9.800 score. Haley, Goldschrafe and Sloanhoffer had identical scores of 9.775. Lawrence rounded out the lineup with a 9.700 mark. Determined not to allow her bars score to dictate the rest of the meet, Millick scored 9.850 on beam – her second-best score of the season. She followed the impressive mark with another one. Millick scored a 9.925 – her second-best floor mark of the season. “I thought Kaylyn showed great senior leadership tonight, being able to come back and do what she did on beam and floor after that

fall,” Butts said. Several other gymnasts stepped up on beam, including Haley, who scored a 9.775. This was Haley’s second time on vault since her freshman year; she replaced Amanda Carpenter, who sat out of the meet due to an illness. Sophomore Beth Deal scored a 9.8 on bars. Junior Erica Smith, sophomore Lia Salzano and Millick all scored 9.850 marks. Sloanhoffer led the team on beam with a 9.875 performance. “I can tell whether Hope will hit her routine or not by seeing her jump onto the beam, and tonight it was dead on. I feel that’s just how she was tonight. I think this was a confidence booster for her,” Butts said. The 2013 season for Sloanhoffer has been full of ups and downs, but lately the all-around performer said she is finally where she wants to be. “It’s been a lot of hard work in the gym. So it felt really great to get up there and nail a routine like I know I can do it. So for it all to come together tonight felt really great.” The Mountaineers ended the meet as usual on floor,

posting their second-best score (49.275) of the season. Freshman Melissa Idell opened the lineup with a 9.750. Millick led the team with 9.925, followed by Richardson’s 9.9 mark. Junior Makenzie Bristol and Sloanhoffer both tallied a 9.8. Goldschrafe finished third in the floor lineup, scoring a career-best 9.850. Goldschrafe has been working her way back into several lineup spots, competing on three of four events. “They have to prove it in the gym if they want to be in that lineup spot, and she’s been fighting and fighting every day in practice. So (I’m) really proud her coming in; it’s her senior year, and she wants it to be the best gymnastics,” Butts said. Sloanhoffer finished in first place for all-around performance with a final score of 39.225. Millick finished fourth with a final score of 38.875. The Mountaineers will compete at George Washington next Sunday at 1 p.m., but they will return for their final home meet March 15. dasports@mail.wvu.edu

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WVU loses two of three in South Carolina by connor murray sports writer

The West Virginia baseball team traveled to Myrtle Beach, S.C., this weekend for a three-game series with Indiana, UMBC and Florida Atlantic. The Mountaineers return home with just one win, although they participated in all three games. To kick off the action, WVU took the field Friday against the Hoosiers. The game went back and forth with both teams holding the lead at some point. With the game tied 5-5 in the eighth inning, Indiana’s Sam Travis hit a three-run homerun that proved the game winner, as the Hoosiers went on to win 8-5. Outfielder Jacob Rice went 4-5 on the day with two runs batted in for the Mountaineers, who came up just short. Sophomore Harrison Musgrave took a no decision

after working six innings while allowing five runs. Junior Pascal Paul took the loss for the Mountaineers as he worked 2.0 innings, giving up the game-winning home run to Sam Travis. The Mountaineers faced off against the UMBC Retrievers Saturday. Sophomore John Means pitched seven shutout innings, registered five strikeouts, allowed only three hits earning the win for WVU. Two runs in the fifth inning gave the Mountaineers a 4-0 lead, and they never looked back as Corey Holmes came on to pitch the eighth and ninth innings. Holmes shut the door by not allowing any runs without giving up a hit. In their final game of the weekend, the Mountaineers met up with the FAU Owls, who came into Sunday’s contest with a record of 5-5. The Owls lost to NC State 2-1 in extra innings Saturday, but they certainly

didn’t seem to be lacking energy or competitiveness. The game got off to a slow start, as neither team was able to push a run across through the first three innings. Kicking off the top of the fourth inning with a bang, Matt Frazer doubled down the right field line for the Mountaineers. He advanced on a ground ball to shortstop by Ryan McBroom and was eventually brought home on a sacrifice fly to center field by Ryan Tuntland. The manufactured run gave the Mountaineers a 1-0 lead heading to the bottom of the fourth. Not to be outdone, the Owls immediately responded in the bottom half of the inning, pushing across a run of their own on a single by designated hitter Billy Endris. Florida Atlantic added to their lead in the bottom of the 6th, plating three runs to take a 4-1 advantage.

The Mountaineers were able to cut the deficit to 4-3 with runs in the bottom of the seventh and eighth innings. With their lead cut to 1, the Owls responded with a two-run bottom of the 8th, which was capped off by a Mitch Morales RBI double. Trailing 6-3 in the top of the 9th, the Mountaineers put together a two-run rally that came up just short of tying the game. Michael Constantini popped up to the second baseman for the final out, stranding Rice at first base. The 1-2 record on the weekend brings the Mountaineers’ overall record to 4-6 as their 10-game road stretch to begin the season comes to an end. Tuesday marks the first home game for the Mountaineers this season as they take on Eastern Kentucky at 3 p.m at Hawley Field. dasports@mail.wvu.edu

TENNIS

Doubles point leads Mountaineers to win By Robert Kries Sports WRiter

After losing to No. 68 Virginia Tech Saturday, the West Virginia women’s tennis team bounced back Sunday with the program’s first win against former Big East Conference foe Marquette, 5-2. “With this schedule, any win we get is a good win, especially with the recent history of the program,” said head coach Tina Samara. “Considering how our schedule’s been, this was one of the matches I was hoping we’d get. “I didn’t realize this was the first time we’ve beaten them in program history, so that’s kind of fun for the girls.”

With Samara’s overhaul of the program, she has pitched to recruits their ability to do things first at West Virginia. “One thing I stress in recruiting is, because this program’s never really been established, there are so many things we can do for the first time,” Samara said. “You can’t redo a first. “I was telling (freshman Hailey Barrett) when I was recruiting her you can be the first team to win conference, pretty much anything you do will be a first– all-American, all conference. “Beating Marquette meant a lot for that.” Samara said the Mountaineers have been building toward this win for the past couple of weeks.

One Mountaineer who has been playing well recently is sophomore Ikttesh Chahal. Chahal beat Marquette’s Ali Dawson Sunday on the No. 3 singles court for her third-consecutive singles victory and fourth this season. Other Mountaineer victories include freshmen Irinka Toidze and Vivian Tsui’s first win together on the No. 3 doubles court with an 8-6 win against Marquette’s Vanessa Foltinger and Aleeza Kanner. “Having them win is important for them – more than anything, for confidence,” Samara said. “It’s hard to get beat up day in and day out. Mentally, it can be pretty taxing, and I think

this will help them feel a little better about that.” Toidze, along with senior Audrey Wooland, won her first singles matches of the season. Both started their matches slow, losing their first sets 6-0, before roaring back to victory. “For both of them to come back from that kind of deficit, it just shows that they never quit,” Samara said. “With Irinka, she just has trouble with nerves in matches. “Audrey had a sluggish start. She came out really not looking good at all, and then she just settled down a little bit and relaxed. She did a lot better job of grinding out points today, and it paid off.” dasports@mail.wvu.edu

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against the Mountaineers. “He was fabulous tonight,” said Kansas head coach Bill Self. “I’d like to see him take that show on the road, which I know he’s very capable of doing, but that’s as efficient as I’ve seen a guard be.” But it wasn’t McLemore that was the only one hurting West Virginia Saturday; the entire Kansas team seemed to play its best against the Mountaineers after escaping from Morgantown with a 5-point win earlier in the season. The Jayhawks shot better than 60 percent from the field in the second half, including making five of their nine 3-point attempts and scoring 12 points on fast breaks. “We were more disappointed in ourselves,” said senior forward Dominique Rutledge. “We knew once

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Four different players registered at least four assists against the Mountaineers, and the Jayhawks committed just 11 turnovers. It was a big difference from the 12 assists to 16 turnovers WVU was able to hold Kansas to Jan. 28. “When we played them the first time, their best offense was our offense,” Self

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10 | SPORTS

MONDAY MARCH 4, 2013

Griner leads No. 1 Baylor to win 28 Points 10 blocks 10 boards

ALL PHOTOS BY TYLER HERRINTON

West Virginia’s second-half surge not enough as Baylor cruises to 80-49 win in front of record-setting crowd By AMIT BATRA SPORTS WRITER

The West Virginia women’s basketball team couldn’t use the energy of record-setting attendance to defeat No. 1 Baylor Saturday at the Coliseum. What is now the largest crowd in women’s basketball history with 13,447 spectators – and also the highest basketball game attendance at the Coliseum this season – witnessed Baylor cruise past West Virginia, 80-49. “That crowd needs to be

out here for every game – not just when Baylor comes to town, because that’s good,” said Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey. “That’s healthy for West Virginia; that’s healthy for the Big 12; that’s healthy for our sport, and we love that.” National Player of the Year candidate Brittney Griner dominated the Mountaineers, recording a triple-double with 28 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks. It was the first ever tripledouble by an opponent at the Coliseum and the fifth of Griner’s illustrious career.

Griner even amazed the WVU Coliseum with dunks in warm-ups. “She brings it like that every day, guys,” Mulkey added. “That’s what makes her special. When I go to practice, I just know if I see Brittney, it makes our practice, because she’s just that kind of kid.” Prior to the game, lone senior Ayana Dunning was honored for her tenure at WVU, as Saturday night marked her final home game. But West Virginia wasn’t able to get the start it

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wanted. Griner’s dominating play in the first half sparked BU and its very consistent effort to get points on the board. The Lady Bears were able to jump to a 22-3 lead in the first eight minutes of action, and Baylor wouldn’t look back. With Griner’s 16 points (7-of-11 shooting), four rebounds and four blocks, BU was able to keep a double-digit lead going into halftime with a 38-22 advantage. At the half, WVU was out-rebounded 21-10, only shooting 23.5 percent on 8-of-34 shooting. The Mountaineers never led in the game, and Baylor’s largest lead was a 20-point advantage. Baylor shot 57.7 percent at the half, going 15 for 26. West Virginia would storm back in the early parts of the second half, trailing by a mere 8 points within the first few minutes of the second half, 42-34. “I was glad to see that because we weren’t playing like I thought we could

play,” said West Virginia head coach Mike Carey on the run. “At least I saw a spark there.” The Lady Bears got on yet another run with a 15-3 swing and eventually took a 57-37 advantage with 11 minutes remaining in the game. West Virginia had more shot attempts, but Baylor’s dominance with blocks, rebounding, field goal percentage and free throw attempts improved the Lady Bears to 28-1 and a perfect 17-0 in conference play. WVU fell to 17-11 overall and 9-8 in Big 12 play. Caldwell led the Mountaineers with 14 points on the night. West Virginia just didn’t have an answer for Griner and couldn’t overcome its early first-half deficit. “I thought we played scared in the beginning,” Carey said. “It’s a lot easier to score and a lot easier to defend them when she’s (Griner) not in there. You pay so much attention to her. You try to keep her off the boards, and the others

pick up the slack because she makes everyone around her that much better.” For Dunning, the moment of her last game at the Coliseum was a bittersweet feeling that meant a lot to her. “It was exciting to have such a great crowd,” she said. “Senior Night, to have the biggest crowd I’ve ever played in front of, it was so nice. I’m trying not to be emotional about it, because we still have a lot of games to play left, hopefully, but to know this is my last time warming up and playing here at the Coliseum in front of this crowd, it’s hard for me. “But, at the same time, to have so many people come out and support me and support the team (in) the last game, it means a lot.” West Virginia now looks to rebound against Texas on the road Tuesday night in the final regular-season game. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. at the Frank Erwin Special Events Center. dasports@mail.wvu.edu

Williams shines in last-chance meet, NCAA’s still in reach by kevin hooker sports writer

West Virginia track and field runner Kelly Williams placed second in the mile run Saturday at the Columbia Last Chance meet in New York City. Her time of 4:36.77 was two seconds faster than her previous personal-best and currently ranks as the 17thfastest time in the country. The time is also the third-best in WVU program history. Williams was the only Mountaineer who participated in the meet. “Kelly ran a beautiful race this weekend,” said head coach Sean Cleary. “After a very fatiguing weekend at the Big 12 (Championships), Kelly was able to regroup and run the race of her life. This performance places her among some of the all-time greats in WVU’s

middle distance groups.” Williams, who is just a redshirt freshman, had a tough week of practice, but her hard work paid off. “We feel very fortunate that she regained enough strength off of her sickness (from last weekend) to be able to come here,” Cleary said. In recent weeks, Cleary and the Mountaineers hoped Williams would quality for nationals in the mile. Two weekends ago, she had the 21st-best mile time in the country, which was dangerously close to the cut-off. “I would say 4:36 would be a time that is quite reasonable,” Cleary said. “This performance moves her up on the national list and lands her in the running to make the NCAA Indoor Championships.” Surprisingly, Williams just recently started run-

ning the mile. In high school, she ran long sprints and intermediate races. Her high school coach eventually suggested she try the 800-meter run, and she quickly became a longer distance runner. “I was apprehensive (for change) at first, but it ended up working out in the end,” Williams said. Without a doubt, Williams has made her mark in her first year of participation. “Even though Kelly wasn’t a heralded recruit, she’s done enough to warrant some attention,” Cleary said. Athletes will soon declare which events they choose to compete in at the NCAA Indoor Championships next weekend in Fayetteville, Ark. The top 16 in each individual event will be released Monday night.

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