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Volume 125, Issue 90

Housing group to fight discrimination By kAITY wILSON sTAFF WRITER

Housing discrimination is ever-present in today’s society; however, the Fair Housing Action Network of West Virginia is working to eliminate discrimination within the state and local community. FHAN is currently seeking volunteer testers of all genders, races, colors, regions, religions, nation origins and abilities to help fight housing discrimination in the local

community. These testers will be asked to pose as potential renters or buyers of apartments or homes. They would then document their experience, which can then be compared to other people’s experiences to see if discrimination is occurring. The main problem with housing discrimination in West Virginia, according to Claire Chantler of the FHAN, is not many complaints are filed because people do not realize they

are being discriminated against. “We really want people to know there is discrimination, and we want students to want to help,” Chantler said. The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental or financing of housing based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status and disability, she said. The West Virginia Fair Housing Law covers the additional classes of an-

cestry and blindness. Chantler said the goal of the Fair Housing Action Network is to make housing choice a reality, and housing discrimination testing is one of the many tools it uses to accomplish this. Each potential tester must attend a training session. Two training sessions are scheduled on campus Feb. 19-20 from 6-8 p.m. at the Mountainlair. These training sessions will discuss in detail the


history of housing discrimination in West Virginia, as well as what the volunteers will be asked to do, Chantler said. At the end of each training session, each volunteer will be required to participate in a practice test where they will get to rehearse being a potential renter. Testers are on-call volunteers, but would be compensated $35.00 per assignment. Some volunteers may have two or three assign-


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ments a week, and some may only have one a month. Chantler said the frequency of assignments will depend on each volunteer’s availability as well as the needs of the FHAN. Mo re i n f o r mat i o n , including how to file a complaint and an application to become a tester, can be found by visiting www.wvfairhousing. org.

A team of 11 students from West Virginia University has been selected to participate in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Program this summer. It is the 12th time in 13 years WVU will have a team represented in the program, which will take place July 12-20 at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. “Each team participating has to propose an experiment that hasn’t been done before, that would possibly if it were to be successful might be helpful in some future NASA space mission,” said John Kuhlman, team advisor and professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. “There has to be a compelling reason to do this, and it can’t be done on earth. It would have to be done in a special location on this aircraft.” The team submitted its proposal to NASA in October, 2012, and was accepted at the end of the fall semester. The proposed experiment will aim to explore the optimization of liquid spray cooling in a variable gravity environment. “Results from running the experiment in a microgravity environment will be compared with those obtained from ground experiments to determine the role gravity plays in a spray cooling situation,” said team member Stephen Itschner, a senior electrical engineering and biometric systems student. What makes the experiment unique, according to Kuhlman, is that spray cooling is one of the most effective cooling methods that are attractive for cooling small, high-power electrical components.

During the eight days in Houston, the team will have the opportunity to test its experiment aboard one of NASA’s aircraft. In the 13 years WVU has participated, all but two experiments have been successful. “They have a team of NASA scientists and engineers that test the student’s knowledge about the experiment to make sure that they are comfortable that it will be safe to fly the aircraft,” Kuhlman said. “The following four days, the team fly their experiment, and it’s maybe a two to a two-and-a-halfhour flight.” The experiment will test several levels of gravity from different settings in order to determine where the research will be useful. “They get 30 parabolas where they’ll float, and then the pilot will fly one parabola where he’ll try to maintain for 20 or 30 seconds the gravity level on the moon and the gravity level on Mars,” Kuhlman said. “If they have an experiment, maybe they’ll get useful data somewhere in between earth gravity and zero gravity.” Kuhlman said he believes the opportunity to experiment this summer will benefit the students as they pursue a career in aerospace engineering. “If they’re not a senior, it will help them get a good internship in the summer, and if they are seniors, it might possibly lead to employment,” Kuhlman said. “When we go down there every year, there are several of our alumni from this department that work there that really enjoy meeting with the students and touring them around.”

Student group preparing care packages for overseas troops By Evelyn Merithew staff writer

The United Methodist Student Movement is a college ministry group on West Virginia University’s campus that emphasizes faith, service and fellowship. This week, the group is putting together a care package to send to U.S military troops overseas. Senior Sarah Brosky, a c r i m i n o l o g y ma jor from Morgantown, has been involved with the group since spring semester of her freshman year.

“What we do varies between service projects, bible studies, fellowships and game and movie nights,” Brosky said. “We thought that the care package would be a great way to give back to our troops and thank them for everything they do.” The local Morgantown Marriott has provided shampoo, conditioner and lotion to be included in the packages. Everything else being sent was provided by UMSM. “We are including little daily devotionals and putting together pocketkey-chain ‘thank-yous’ for members of the service,”

Brosky said. The care package will provide necessities to between 25 and 30 soldiers. Brosky explained the group has provided care packages for many causes in her four years as a member. In the past, UMSM members have made valentines and picked up trash around Morgantown with few supplies and little money. The UMSM regularly raises money for these events. In the spring, some members will go on a mission trip to Staten Island, N.Y., to help clean up dam-

age from Hurricane Sandy. Brosky has participated in a variety of mission trips since becoming a member of UMSM. “Last year we went to Williamsburg, Va., and worked with a housing partnership group kind of like Habitat for Humanity. Another year, we went to Nashville, Tenn., to provide disaster relief from a flood,” she said. There will be a fundraiser lunch at Wesley United Methodist Church March 10 to raise money for the upcoming Staten Island trip. Other upcoming events for members include Bingo at Friendship

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Manor Feb. 14 and a Denominational Study Feb. 21. Though UMSM is Methodist-based, there are members who are not of that denomination, and everyone is welcome to join. “We are also combined with the Mountaineer Campus Ministry group. Some of them went with us on our spring break mission trip last year. “We have also participated in the WVU ropes course with them,” Brosky said. There are currently about 20 members in the group, which meets every

Thursday at 7 p.m. in The Quad, which is located in the basement of Wesley United Methodist at 503 North High St. Though Brosky is a Morgantown native, she did not get involved with the student movement until she was a WVU student. “Once I settled into college and came to a meeting, I fell in love with it. I love everything they do,” Brosky said. To learn more about UMSM, contact Sarah Brosky at sbrosky@mix.

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Tuesday February 5, 2013

Obama stands firm on gun control despite long odds

President Barack Obama gestures while speaking to outline his plan on gun violence at the Minneapolis Police Department’s Special Operations Center in Minneapolis, Monday. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Monday on his first trip outside Washington to promote gun control that a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for purchasers, though he conceded a tough road lay ahead to pass an assault weapons ban over formidable opposition in Congress. “We should restore the ban on military-style assault weapons and a 10-round limit for magazines,” Obama said in a brief speech, standing firm on his full package on gun-control measures despite long odds. Such a ban “deserves a vote in Congress because weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools or threatening our law enforcement officers.” The president spoke from a special police operations center in a city once known to some as “Murderapolis” but where gun violence has dropped amid a push to address it from city leaders. Officers stood behind him, dressed in crisp uniforms of blue, white and brown. The site conveyed Obama’s message that a reduction in violence can be achieved nationally, even if Americans have sharp disagreements over gun control. That includes among members of his own party in Washington.

Suggesting he won’t get all he’s proposing, he said, “We don’t have to agree on everything to agree it’s time to do something.” The president unveiled his gun-control plans last month after the shootings at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. But many of the proposals face tough opposition from some in Congress and from the National Rifle Association. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said he wants to give the bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines a vote. But he will not say whether he will support either, and advocates and opponents alike predict they are unlikely to pass. Putting the controversial measures up for a vote could put some Democratic senators in a tough spot. That includes some from conservative-leaning states who are up for re-election next year and face the prospect of voting against either fervent gun-rights supporters or Obama and gun-control supporters in the party’s base. Reid himself came in for criticism for declining to stand with the president by Minneapolis’ Democratic mayor, R.T. Rybak, who accompanied Obama while he was in town. “He’s dancing around this issue and people are dying in this coun-

try,” Rybak said of Reid on MSNBC. Democratic lawmakers and aides, as well as lobbyists, say an assault weapons ban has the least chance of being approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee that is working up the legislation. They say a ban on high-capacity magazines is viewed as the next least likely proposal to survive, though some compromise version of it might, allowing more than the 10-round maximum that Obama favors. Likeliest to be included are universal background checks and prohibitions against gun trafficking, they say. One lobbyist said other possible terms include steps to improve record keeping on resales of guns and perhaps provisions that would make it harder for mentally ill people from obtaining firearms. Asked last week what was likely to be in his committee’s bill, committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said he didn’t yet know but “I don’t know how anybody can be opposed to universal background checks.” He added, “I think gun trafficking, you’ve got to be able to close that. I don’t know how anybody, anybody can object to that.” Obama also was more upbeat on the prospects of universal background checks, including for purchases at

gun shows. “The good news is that we’re starting to see a consensus emerge about the action Congress needs to take,” he said. “The vast majority of Americans, including a majority of gun owners, support requiring criminal background checks for anyone trying to buy a gun. There’s no reason why we can’t get that done.” He urged Americans to call their members of Congress to push for his entire package of stronger gun controls. “Tell them now is the time for action.” “Changing the status quo is never easy,” Obama said. “This will be no exception. The only way we can reduce gun violence in this country is if the American people decide it’s important, if you decide it’s important, if parents and teachers, police officers and pastors, hunters and sportsmen, Americans of every background stand up and say, this time, it’s got to be different. We’ve suffered too much pain to stand by and do nothing.” The White House says Obama is not writing off any part of his package despite the long odds for the assault weapons ban in particular before votes are scheduled or he takes his arguments on the road. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who has been helping push the gun control package, said he and

Obama spoke on the matter Sunday and agreed that Washington in a vacuum is unlikely to move quickly. “If this is Washington trying to drive this by itself, it doesn’t go very far,” Duncan said at a meeting with college presidents who have signed on to help lobby Congress to take action to protect students. The White House said Obama made his maiden trip on the gun control package to Minneapolis because the city has taken steps to tackle gun violence, including a push for stricter background checks. The city launched a program in 2008 aimed at providing more resources for at-risk youth and helping rehabilitate young people who have already committed crimes. In January, Minneapolis also hosted a regional summit on gun violence for elected officials from around the Midwest. The county’s sheriff, Richard Stanek, is a Republican who has been working with the White House to develop a palatable set of gun regulations, with a particular focus on strengthening background checks. Ahead of Monday’s trip, the White House released a photo of the president skeet shooting at Camp David, the presidential retreat, which prompted more question about the president’s ex-


perience with guns. White House press secretary Jay Carney said he was not aware of Obama personally owning any firearms. He said Obama has shot a gun elsewhere, although he didn’t know when or if he had done so- before becoming president. “He never intended to suggest he had grown up as a hunter,” Carney said. Asked whether the president shoots skeet or trap, Carney told reporters, “I’m not an expert, and I don’t think he would claim to be either.” But he said of the president’s shooting skill, “I think he has gotten better.” On Tuesday, four House members – two Republicans and two Democrats – planned to announce bipartisan legislation making gun trafficking a federal crime and strengthening penalties against people who legally buy firearms but give them to others who are barred from purchasing them, such as felons. House GOP leaders have sent no signals that they intend to move imminently on gun legislation. “The committees of jurisdiction will look at the issues surrounding violence in our society. And when the Senate produces a bill, we’ll take a look at it,” said Michael Steel, spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

Lawyers: NYPD’s Muslim spying violates 1985 pact NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights lawyers urged a judge Monday to stop the New York Police Department from routinely observing Muslims in restaurants, bookstores and mosques, saying the practice violates a landmark 1985 court settlement that restricted the kind of surveillance used against war protesters in the 1960s and ‘70s. The city responded by saying it follows the law, ap but some legal experts say it Vincente Mayorga, center, who is originally from Equador and now lives in the might be time to look more Queens borough of New York, speaks during a rally in New York to condemn an closely at police practices as Immigration and Customs Enforcement program known as Secure Communities the Sept. 11 attacks fade into and ICE’s alleged refusal to meet with directly impacted immigrants. history. “This filing is coming at the same time that I think Americans in general are beginning to see their way past the 9/11 era and the fears that engendered,” said Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School. The court papers in U.S. District Court in Manhattan seek a court order against additional surveillance of

Muslims without evidence of crimes and a new courtappointed auditor to oversee police activities that were “flagrant and persistent.” The civil rights lawyers complained that the NYPD has monitored public places where Muslims eat, shop and worship and has kept records and notes about their observations despite any evidence of unlawful or terror-related activities. The NYPD’s actions violate rules, known as the Handschu guidelines, that a court imposed in the 1985 settlement, the lawyers said. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said in a statement: “The NYPD adheres to the Constitution in all it does, and specifically the Handschu guidelines in the deployment of undercover officers to help thwart plots against New York City and to identify individuals engaged in support of terrorism.” The statement made no reference to informants, which the department has also used.

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Browne added that terrorists have tried to attack New York City since the World Trade Center was destroyed, including plots to destroy the Brooklyn Bridge, to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank and to kill American soldiers returning home to New York. City lawyer Celeste Koeleveld said the police department “considers the Handschu requirements carefully to ensure that all of its law enforcement actions conform to them.” The civil rights lawyers said there was “substantial evidence” that the police department had for years been using intrusive methods to conduct investigations into organizations and individuals associated with Islam and the Muslim community in New York even though there were no signs of unlawful activity. NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly has said the department has plenty of oversight, including five district attorneys, a committee that investigates police corruption, the NYPD’s own internal affairs office and the court-imposed Handschu guidelines. In a speech last year to Fordham Law School alumni that was posted on the NYPD website, Kelly offered a spirited defense of its surveillance tactics, quoting the Handschu guidelines as saying that in pursuit of intelligence gathering: “The NYPD is authorized to visit any place and attend any event that is open to the public” and “to access online sites and forums on the same terms ... as members of the public.” He added: “Anyone who intimates that it is unlawful

for the police department to search online, visit public places, or map neighborhoods has either not read, misunderstood, or intentionally obfuscated the meaning of the Handschu guidelines.” The NYPD is the largest police department in the nation, and Bloomberg has held up its counterterrorism tactics as a national model. The spying was the subject of a series of stories by The Associated Press that revealed the NYPD intelligence division infiltrated dozens of mosques and Muslim student groups and investigated hundreds. The civil rights lawyers’ new court motion refers repeatedly to the AP’s reporting and includes some internal NYPD documents the AP had obtained and published. The motion focuses on a particular section of the NYPD’s intelligence division known initially as the Demographics Unit and later renamed the Zone Assessment Unit. This unit is at the heart of the NYPD’s spying program, built with help from the CIA. It assembled databases on where Muslims lived, shopped, worked and prayed. Police infiltrated Muslim student groups, put informants in mosques, m o n i t o re d sermons and catalogued every Muslim in New York who adopted new, Americanized surnames. Supporters said the Demographics Unit was central to keeping the city safe, though a senior NYPD official testified last year that the unit never generated any leads or triggered a terrorism investigation.


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Beyonce brings down the Superdome

Destiny’s Child performs ‘Bootylicious’ and ‘Independent Women’ at the Super Bowl halftime show.

BY LACEY PALMER Associate A&E Editor

For those who follow celebrity news, Destiny’s Child reuniting on the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show wasn’t a surprise. Beyonce wouldn’t comment on the reunion at her press conference, and Michelle Williams, who denied the reunion, wasn’t busy Sunday evening. The group even released a single and an album of their older hits last week prior to the game, but that did not change the electrifying screams from the audience or the millions of “OMG! DESTINY’S CHILD!” tweets on Twitter. There was no doubt this halftime performance would be one to remember. The halftime show began with a fan-made countdown sponsored by Pepsi with the drumbeat of Beyonce’s “Countdown” in the background.

Beyonce then emerged atop a platform in a leather jacket and opened the show with “Love on Top” followed by “Crazy In Love” before stripping down to a leather leotard with lace around the thighs. According to New York Magazine, the star’s leathery ensemble even featured iguana and python. She wore knee-high stiletto boots and was not afraid to swing her long, curly hair throughout the entire performance. Many suspected a Jay-Z appearance with the star, but that proved to be only a rumor when he did not accompany her on his part of “Crazy In Love.” Next, she performed “End of Time” and “Baby Boy” before Williams and Kelly Rowland joined her on stage. The trio started with “Bootylicious” and went straight into “Independent Women” before finishing

with Beyonce’s solo song, “Single Ladies.” After Williams and Rowland left the stage, Beyonce wrapped up her performance with a powerful rendition of “Halo” that put the lip-syncing inauguration rumors to rest. According to US Weekly, Destiny’s Child rehearsed “Bills, Bills, Bills” – their 1999 first number one single – but decided it was too slow and didn’t flow well with the rest of the set. The group’s newly recorded single “Nuclear” was also nixed from the show after being rehearsed a few times. Although the trio did not perform some of their most famous songs such as “Say My Name,” “Survivor” and “Jumpin’ Jumpin’,” these songs did reach the top 200 songs on the iTunes charts after the halftime performance. After the performance, Beyonce’s solo music as

well as Destiny’s Child’s sold quite well on iTunes. At least 12 of solo Beyonce and Destiny’s Child albums were in the top 200, and around 16 songs saw an outrageous number of downloads. Although iTunes does not release detailed sales figures, the popularity of the halftime show was obvious. Will the mini reunion be a sign of something larger in the future? Beyonce recently teased about a world tour and is working on her new solo album. Maybe Williams and Rowland will pop up again as they did on Sunday night’s stage. After the halftime performance was over, half of the power in the stadium went out, and many Americans turned off their TV’s, further proving the reason many tuned in to Super Bowl XLVII in the first place: Beyonce. daa&

Beyonce strikes a pose during the halftime show.

‘Smash’ returns for second season on NBC NEW YORK (AP)— On with the show! “Smash” is back for its second season of sassy, sexy (and musical!) Broadway derring-do, both on stage and behind the scenes. Last season this series dramatized the blossoming of “Bombshell,” an exciting new musical about Marilyn Monroe, from its initial inspiration through the casting battle for the Marilyn role, with original songs and dance numbers emerging, then on to its preview engagement in Boston. As the action resumes (with a two-hour “Smash” on Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST on NBC), “Bombshell” is headed for the Great White Way. Or is it? Money, legal and creative problems all threaten to derail its ever reaching Broadway. Of course, it should come as no surprise to any “Smash” fan (spoiler alert?) that “Bombshell” will indeed have its premiere. This was confirmed by a reporter during a December set visit to the filming of the opening night party for an upcoming episode. It’s a posh affair, shot in the lobby of a magnificent former vaudeville theater in Manhattan’s Washington Heights. Dozens of partiers are dressed to the nines, ginger-ale-as-champagne is flowing, and performing for the guests is the Bombshell Girls Band - a six-piece female ensemble, two of whose pieces are men in drag as a clever nod to the classic Jack LemmonTony Curtis comedy “Some Like It Hot.”

The scene includes a brief rapprochement between the two at-odds actresses who vied to be Marilyn Karen Cartwright (played by Katharine McPhee) and Ivy Lynn (played by Megan Hilty). They join forces for a full-out rendition of the pop standard “That’s Life,” and, for its flashy duration, all is forgotten and all is well. That’s what music can evoke in a joyous musical show, which this season “Smash” demonstrates as lavishly, rambunctiously (and musically!) as before. Or maybe even more so, thanks to some judicious tweaking to the series since last season. There’s now a heightened focus on the Broadway world and a sharp cutback of “civilian” elements, such as the family life of “Bombshell” lyricist Julia (played by Debra Messing). “This isn’t domestic drama,” says Joshua Safran, the new “Smash” showrunner who’s ushered in the changes. “It was really important to me to not have a lot of outside story, to keep everything revolving around the musicals and the world of musicals, so that even if the characters have personal issues, it’s all about how those personal issues are impacting their work.” This is a refinement endorsed by Christian Borle, who plays Julia’s song-writing partner Tom (and who has real-life Broadway cred: He won a Tony Award last spring for his performance in the comedy “Peter and the Starcatcher”).

“As somebody who has devoted a lot of time to the theater, I think it’s fair to say that your personal life becomes absorbed into that world,” Borle says. “So when you tell the dramatic story of the theater, you don’t have to go far: it’s ALL personal.” Besides, the scope of “Smash” will extend beyond the single Broadwaybound show “Bombshell.” “It will be about an entire group of theaters with shows and different actors and different composers and directors,” says Safran, “but in a tight-knit community that allows us to have stories that touch upon one another.” Last season, “Smash” had a teeth-grinding effect on some viewers who found it cliched, preposterous or, worst of all, one-note. And, now, even after its rejiggering, it may still invite their snark. But other members of the audience will surely find it glorious. The splendid cast includes the silver-throated McPhee and Hilty, along with Messing and Borle; Anjelica Huston as the never-say-die “Bombshell” producer; Jennifer Hudson in a multi-episode arc as a toast-of-Broadway singer; and Jack Davenport as Derek, the brilliant, womanizing director. There are more original songs by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (whose credits include their Tonywinning score for the 2007 musical “Hairspray”). As the real-life song-writing team behind the on-screen

Julia and Tom, they will have composed 31 tunes for the first two “Smash” seasons, including 22 infectious numbers for “Bombshell” itself, just released in a real-life cast recording as “Bombshell: The New Marilyn Musical from Smash.” “We try to write a good song that fits the musical, while also trying to make it about the characters on the TV show. It’s a real juggling act,” says Shaiman. “And a real Rubik’s Cube: the amount of people who need to be in synch on this production is mind-boggling.” Those people also include choreographer Joshua Bergasse, who, each episode, masterminds two dance routines. “Sometimes you get an idea, you get into the (rehearsal) studio the next day, and you shoot it the NEXT day,” he says. “Choreograph, shoot it, move on the next one.” It all makes for a dazzling experience to watch. Elaborate production numbers are organically integrated into a melodramatic yet complex storyline. And unlike many eye-poppingly visual series, “Smash” can’t rely on souped-up computer graphics. “CGI is kind of easier,” says Jack Davenport, noting that CGI post-production is handed off to its own team of specialists to complete. “We have to do all our staging for real - an hour of television every eight days.” With a little down time before his next scene, Davenport is chilling in

his trailer dressing room, parked outside the theater on W. 176th Street. His character has been a party to the series’ realignment, which calls for making things lighter, a little more comic than last year. On the premiere, take a look at how last year’s imperious lady-killer Derek has been humanized in a hilarious musical fantasy: A troupe of sexy women in a bar gang up on him as a mass rebuke to his chauvinist ways, to the tune of the Eurythmics’ “Would I Lie to You?” But just because “Smash” isn’t scared to have fun doesn’t mean it isn’t close to the truth.

“To the untrained eye it might appear arch, highcamp, kind of over-thetop,” says Davenport with a laugh. “Not in the slightest. This virtually is a documentary.” Furthermore, he notes, “Smash” is a perfect show for any viewer weary of TV violence. “There is clearly a giant audience who loves watching people sift through the entrails of a murder victim,” says Davenport, “and to each his own. But there’s not a day that goes by on this show that I don’t say to myself, `Nobody has a gun!’” Clearly, “Smash” sings a different tune.



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A complexion to die for

Winter is finally here. We were all spoiled by the uncharacteristically mild temperatures throughout most of December, but it has been consistently cold and snowy for much of this past month. For many college students – traditionally predominantly females, but this is changing – the lack of natural exposure to sunlight during the winter months means an increase in the number of visits to

tanning salons. A recent study found nearly half of college students go to tanning salons. Of those, a startling portion – more than one third –met the criteria of addicts. That is to say, they decided they wanted to cut back on their tanning habit but were unable to do so. In the country as a whole, one million people, mostly women and teenage girls, go to tanning salons each day. This is a very troubling trend.

Although the pressure to meet the perceived social standard of beauty manifests itself in many destructive ways, the national obsession with tanning is possibly the most harmful of all. Studies have found individuals who go to tanning salons are 70 percent more likely to develop skin cancer by the age of 30. The UV radiation that causes that much-sought-after glowing tan is always harmful when exposed to our

skin. Exposure to UV radiation induces mutations in our body. Mutant cells are what ultimately cause cancer, so by exposing yourself to mutagens such as UV radiation, you are increasing your risk of developing cancer. In addition to the cancer risk, tanning can also cause your skin to show signs of premature aging, such as wrinkles and brown spots. Admittedly, we are all under immense pressure

from our peers and from society as a whole to try to achieve a crispy, Oompa Loompa-esque complexion. But is the limited satisfaction we feel from the approval of our peers really worth shortening our lifespans and accelerating our descent from the peak of our physical being that is our youth? Surely, no rational person would answer this question in the affirmative.

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The case for The decline of the labor union term limits John kocsis the harvard crimson

Rare is the elected official who maintains his or her support for term limits after actually winning the job, a fact evidenced by the paltry number of co-sponsors on the amendment introduced by Pat J. Toomey at the beginning of this Congress. To the surprise of no one, these advocates are (almost) all newly elected Republicans, the demographic in the Senate with the least to lose from imposing limitations that would most immediately affect their more senior colleagues (perhaps putting some Democratic-held seats in play). While it is easy to mask political expediency sub specie boni, politicians of all stripes should embrace the principle of term limits, regardless of its impact on their career intentions. The argument against term limits is so well known that it has become axiomatic. Such restrictions on the membership of legislative bodies, it is insisted, would eliminate officials just as they’ve grown knowledgeable about key issues and influential among their peers. Term limits also would be anathema to democracy, as they necessarily restrict the choices present to voters. “We already have term limits,” opponents assert, dutifully providing a civics lesson to the 75 percent of Americans that support curbing the amount of time their leaders can spend living off their dime. “They’re called elections!” Anyone who makes this latter argument has either a jejune understanding of political science or, more plausibly, is an elected official himself. Only a starryeyed tyro to the workings of the world could possibly contend with a straight face that elections currently provide citizens with the unrestrained ability to choose new representatives. After all, the advantage of incumbency is well documented throughout American history. To see it, one need look no further than the past election, when over threefourths of those in Congress were reelected, despite the body’s 9 percent approval rating—a figure making it less popular than colonoscopies, used car salesmen, and lice. As it turns out, it is a lot easier to run for office when your living expenses are already footed by Uncle Sam. The other argument in opposition to term limits is more difficult to discredit. The notion that a politician gets better at his job the longer he does it is intuitive – that’s true of every professional. However, one has to remember that public service is not just any profession

but rather the embodiment of governing principles. Term limits would downplay the role of individuals’ influence in the legislative bodies. Do we really want our laws to be determined by which states have delegations most likely to be found in a Georgetown geriatric ward? For years, Hawaii held outsize sway in the Senate due to the high positions held by superannuated veterans Daniel K. Akaka and Daniel K. Inouye, the latter of which had represented the islands since they achieved statehood in 1959. While citizens of the 11th-least populous state did not bemoan the importance of influence in Congress at any point during the last half-century, the simultaneity of Inouye’s death and Akaka’s retirement has put them in the precarious position in which no one in their entire Congressional delegation has served for longer than two years. This could pose a bit of an issue for the state that currently receives the fourth-most taxpayer dollars. Opponents of term limits often paint the picture of a hapless naif with big dreams walking into Congress unable to deal with the diversity and subtlety of issues that the experienced professionals have spent years learning. Again this viewpoint is both too idealistic and fundamentally dishonest about the real-world apparatus of the legislative branch of the United States government. Members of Congress do not live in some cloistered world, a la the Supreme Court, in which the ideas manifest in their policy proposals are purely their own. Rather, they turn to staff lawyers to craft bills on issues they want to support. Most don’t even read the bills they are supposed to be making informed decisions on. This is not because they are congressional tenderfoots, but rather because the current proceedings do not provide enough time to carefully examine the thousands of bills introduced each year. The reason that term limit legislation continually dies in Congress is obvious. It is poison hemlock, and, unfortunately, so few of our elected officials are veritable Socratics. Too many politicians look at Congress as a way to increase their statuses and pad their pocketbooks. The argument that the Methuselahs of D.C. are the only ones who can tackle the nation’s problems is a sophomoric one. We manage to find a new and capable president every eight years; there is no reason we can’t find fresh blood from each state to protect the nation’s interests. Besides, it’s not like there isn’t already a professional government class in the district ready to help the newbies out.


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Since 1980, union membership in the United States has gone from 23 percent to just 11.3 percent of all workers in 2012. Gallup recorded the approval rating for labor unions at just 52 percent in the United States last year. In order to explain the fading public opinion of labor unions, one must understand just why they have declined so greatly in the past few decades. Major union industries have had declining markets in the United States, and much of their production has been shipped overseas. The old steel towns throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio serve as dismal reminders of the type of transformation and effect this change has had on the United States. Abandoned factories stand in many towns along the Rust Belt, giving us a slight glimpse of the buildings that gave America the strongest middle class in the world. Cheaper labor in an increasing global market has encouraged companies to seek production elsewhere. Our ever-increasing trade with foreign economies has only exacerbated the number of jobs going overseas. These changes are espe-

cially relevant as we discuss the future of our economy. The demographics have changed, and we must ask ourselves an important question: Are labor unions still needed in the United States? For many the answer is obvious. Labor unions have served their purpose. We have our 40-hour work week. We have basic guarantees for good conditions and a minimum wage. There is not exploitation of child labor anymore. The worker has guaranteed income after retirement. With less purpose and constantly decreasing union membership, labor unions just should not have as much power anymore. However, these arguments ignore just how strong of a purpose labor unions must serve today. While it could certainly be argued that many jobs have been taken overseas because unions simply asked for too much, it is important to note many laborers have received fewer gains in recent decades. According to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), productivity grew 80 percent from 1979 to 2009, but the median wage for workers only rose by 10.1 percent. In other words, workers have been much more efficient but have seen a small proportion of those gains. On

the other hand, EPI found average annual earnings for the top 1 percent grew by 156 percent from 1979 to 2007. This is dangerous for the United States because it reduces the purchasing power of the average citizen. Executives deserve to be compensated for their innovation. Technology produced in the past 30 years has given us enormous gains in productivity. But that income is not produced alone by management, and our economy suffers from imbalance when only the top classes are rewarded. The people most likely to consume goods and put money directly back into the economy are those in the middle class. Unless they are justly rewarded and unless they have someone fighting for them, they will continue to spend little, stalling our growth further. Undoubtedly, there have been circumstances where unions have abused their circumstances. But this only makes the case that unions must compete just as businesses do. Just as companies like Lehman Brothers failed during this recession, unions must fail as well. It is only through this competitive system that our economy remains strongest. If a union becomes too greedy or it stops representing the best interests of its

members, those members should have the right to be represented by another union. The system should not be trashed; it simply needs to be fixed. Before Hostess recently filed for bankruptcy, they attempted to come to agreements with the Teamsters union and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union. Teamsters reached an agreement with Hostess. The bakers’ union, however, did not. As a result, their 5,000 employees and the Teamsters’ 6,700 are now out of jobs. Had the bakers’ union members been allowed more flexibility and choices in their union membership, Hostess might still be in business. What must be emphasized is that conditions and benefits that we now take for granted were not just given away by employers. They had to be fought for, and there is a constant battle to protect them. Unions will have to make concessions, and they deserve to be chastised when becoming too greedy. But the middle class has taken a hit for too long, and it is time to reverse this trend. Labor unions should lead the way once again.

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BORN TODAY This year you emphasize your long-term goals. You also have a wide collection of friends, all of whom seem to be strong supporters. This powerful team is instrumental to your success, and it provides you with emotional security. You might decide to focus on establishing some financial security. If you are single, you could meet someone through a friendship. This friendship will play a strong role in your year. If you are attached, make sure that you focus on the friendship as well as the romance.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH You have a lot to do. Getting everything done could take a rather large effort, as your mind keeps wandering to yonder lands. You could be taken aback by a suggestion. Detach, and see if you can get the message more in the manner it was meant. Tonight: Go for a brisk walk.

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHHH Do yourself a favor and start listening to your inner voice more often. How you see a personal matter could change dramatically as a result. Be aware of a tendency to be slightly defensive. Don’t take someone’s comment the wrong way. Tonight: Try a new restaurant. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHH Listen to news with a grain of salt. Rethink a situation more carefully. Understand what is happening within your immediate group of friends. Know what needs to happen in order to keep you more content. Honor a friend’s request. Tonight: Let someone else choose. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH Others’ dynamic energy could push you over the edge if you aren’t careful. A superior might think that he or she has a novel idea. Indulge this person. You could be overwhelmed by others, especially if you have a lot to do. Screen calls. Tonight: Try some-

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHH Your imagination can either resolve a problem or distort it. You will know the outcome once you hear others’ feedback. Financial dealings will be highlighted. Sharp comments are likely. You do not have to do more than listen to them. Tonight: Have fun with a loved one. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH Others demand a lot from you. Listen, but also recognize that you need to make your own decisions. Friends have excellent insights, but they don’t know the specifics of what you are dealing with. Trust your judgment when it comes to your personal life. Tonight: Anchored in. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHH You could have difficulty getting and/or giving a clear message. Maintain a sense of humor. You might not always have the control you desire. Your drive and follow-through make you a star wherever you choose to put your energy. Tonight: Happily head home. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH Keep conversations about a key matter within a certain circle of friends or colleagues. Confidentiality is necessary. Adapt to fast changes in the workplace. Tap into your ingenuity

CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Iraq’s main port 6 Nonspecific feeling 10 Ukr. and Lith., once 14 Find repulsive 15 Waffle maker 16 Be on the mend 17 Dine 19 Hathaway of “Les MisŽrables “ 20 Afrikaans speaker 21 Creator of Q and M 22 Chicks together 23 Back muscle, familiarly 24 Commonly controlled substance 27 ‘50s flop 29 His #4 was retired by the Giants in 1948 30 Social suffix 31 Sink below the horizon 33 Public hanging 34 Pontiac muscle cars 35 Roy Orbison classic 39 __ even keel 40 Glasgow veto 41 Shelley’s “To a Skylark,” e.g. 42 Reunion gp. 43 D.C. figure 44 Inviting door sign 48 1967 Human Be-In attendee 53 Gardner of the silver screen 54 Country bordered by Niger and Nigeria 55 Binary digit 56 WWII British gun 57 __ Grey tea 58 Awe-inspiring place where you might find the ends of 17-, 24-, 35- and 48-Across? 61 “__ sow, so shall ...” 62 Sword with a bell-shaped guard 63 Upper body 64 “So __ say” 65 River down under? 66 English Derby site DOWN 1 Go on and on 2 Like an American in Paris 3 Some linens 4 Howl with laughter 5 First animal shelter 6 Like super-popular YouTube clips 7 Goodnight girl of song 8 Fluffy wrap

9 Terminate 10 Broken piece 11 Title for Miss Mexico? 12 Deserted 13 Big hammers 18 Cartoonist Keane 22 Lunch menu letters 24 Robert of “The Sopranos” 25 Like many gangster movies 26 When tots become terrible? 28 “Pardon the Interruption” channel 32 Opera hero, often 33 Gobbled up 34 FBI guys 35 Being walked, say 36 Deli order 37 After-shower powder 38 Pigged out (on) 39 Quirky 43 Ink holder 45 Volga region natives 46 “Yeah, but ...” 47 Hit-or-miss

49 __ Post, first pilot to fly solo around the world 50 Sweetie pie 51 Book end? 52 “Life of Pi” director Ang 56 Sow’s supper 58 Four-time All-Pro Patriots receiver Welker 59 Choose (to) 60 Numbered hwy.


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if you find that you’re hitting a roadblock. Tonight: Add more spice to your personal life. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHH The unexpected occurs. Understand that finances could be involved. Do not commit to any expenses just yet. If you are feeling negative or pessimistic, you could be creating more of a problem for yourself. Detach, and walk away from the issue. Tonight: Pay your bills. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH You hit one of your power days. A friendship might be very important to you, but know that sometimes it also can weigh you down. This person often can be demanding. Your efforts do not go unnoticed, and they could turn a problem around. Tonight: Do whatever feels right. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HH Take some time off. Even though you might think you are needed -- and you very well could be -- you are better off resting or handling a personal matter right now. Someone could be very difficult to deal with. This person carries authority with him or her. Tonight: Not to be found. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH Express your feelings with clarity, especially when dealing with an authority figure. The communication style you use could be the issue. Ask for confirmation or repeat what the other party said. It might be an effective technique. Tonight: At a favorite haunt with friends. BORN TODAY Singer/songwriter Bobby Brown (1969), baseball player Hank Aaron (1934)

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Heavy music heavyweights Hatebreed released their new album, “The Divinity of Purpose,” Tuesday via Razor & Tie. The hardcore genre prefers to remain underground, and who could blame it? After years of mislabeling during the Myspace explosion of bands in the early 2000s, bands were reluctant to take the label of “hardcore,” for fear of being wrongly grouped with other bands. I’m not talking about

simply the word “hardcore” to describe an attitude or even the heaviness of the music; it is a unique subgenre all its own, flourishing in large cities like New York City and Los Angeles and combining elements of punk and metal to produce a volatile mixture steeped in themes of family, respect and a tough-guy mentality. However, even with all the aforementioned pretense about remaining underground, somebody has to lead the pack in the eyes of the masses, and Hatebreed has been doing just that for years. Their latest work, “The

Divinity of Purpose,” is a mean, mean album. Frontman Jamey Jasta rocks the vocal booth like a man on fire. Passion and sincerity drip from every syllable he growls with his trademark strained, vengeful howl. Lyrically, Jasta is back with more inspirational, in-your-face lines, such as “Honor never dies/when your heart is questioned/ Honor never dies/when your beliefs are tested.” Having this kind of sentiment injected into your eardrums by one of metal’s most charismatic generals will help give you that extra

boost on the treadmill or in the weight room. Just when you think you’re about to drop, rage-fueled gang vocals call out, “Who’s got more heart than you? No one!” All the songs on this album are crafted with thrash sensibilities. A few songs are introduced by some riffing reminiscent of bands like Slayer or Testament but are quickly overtaken by Hatebreed’s battering-ram mentality. Thick chords repeat slamming patterns with a healthy dose of groove-inducing palm mutes scat-

tered throughout. Never once slowing down to stop and let listeners catch their breath, this one will likely run casual metal and hardcore fans out of the building. This does not even begin to mention the track pacing, which is quick because none of the songs exceed four minutes. The snare hits the beat with metronomic force again and again, forcing everything forward relentlessly. Despite this, the quality of musicianship isn’t at all compromised. While all this is admirable, and the album is a fan-

tastic listen for any fan of heavy music or even those who are looking for something new, the fact of the matter remains that it isn’t much different than the last Hatebreed album ... or the one before that ... or the one before that. For a band that’s been making albums in a relatively unvaried genre since 1997, that’s to be expected to a certain degree, but that fact does mark this one down.

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP)— The producers of the Academy Awards have good news for those watching at home: They’re trying to cut out the boring parts. Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron say they watched 40 years of past ceremonies to finds ways to keep the show moving at a brisk pace. They say they are looking to nip and tuck unnecessary moments that can turn the show into a marathon. At an annual lunch honoring Oscar nominees, Zadan and Meron said they identified time-consuming segments that might run only 15 or 30 seconds but which collectively can bog down the show. In some years, the Oscars have run to a ponderous four hours or more. “You start adding up those 30 seconds, and you have an accumulation of time that you can use for entertainment. So that’s what we’re doing. We’re learning a lot about the things that we don’t need in the show,” Zadan said. “The main goal is to honor the nominees and the winners. And then beside that, there’s a lot of pregnant pauses that you get in the show. ... We’ve scooped out a lot of those pauses and created more time for performance and entertainment.” Zadan and Meron said they have moments planned that should appeal to all ages and interests, including performances by Adele, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand and a tribute to the James Bond franchise. They also are working closely with Oscar host Seth MacFarlane, creator of “Family Guy” and last summer’s comedy hit “Ted” who is known for edgy, pottymouthed humor. The producers said they’re not worried that they will need an emergency switch to censor MacFarlane. “There’s no oversized red button” to bleep the broadcast if MacFarlane goes too far, Meron said. “Seth is Seth, and we love him.”

Among those attending the Oscar lunch were acting nominees Denzel Washington, Sally Field, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. Also on hand was Ben Affleck, who missed out on acting and directing nominations for his CIA thriller “Argo” but does share a bestpicture nomination as a producer on the film. Affleck said he’s thrilled with the awards attention the film has gotten and that he is not sweating his snub as director. Since he got left out of the directing field on Oscar nominations morning, “Argo” has gone one to dominate other Hollywood awards, including the top prize for Affleck at Saturday’s Directors Guild of America honors. “Argo” now has established itself as the Oscar favorite among the nine best-picture contenders, a rarity since films hardly ever win the main award if they are not nominated for best director. “I just feel so incredibly honored to be nominated as a producer for this movie. To be here at the big party,” said Affleck, who shared a screenplay Oscar with Matt Damon for 1997’s “Good Will Hunting” but had not been nominated again until this season. “There are nine amazing movies, any of which could win, any of which would deserve to win if they did. I don’t get into worrying too much about who got what and who didn’t get what. I mean, I’ve had many, many, many, many, many, many years watching from home.” About 160 nominees attended the lunch, an annual rite leading up to Hollywood’s big night. The 85th annual Oscars air live Feb. 24 on ABC. At the lunch, stars discussed other rites of awards season, such as what to wear Oscar night and how to deal with the stress of it all. Chastain, a best-actress nominee for the Osama

bin Laden manhunt thriller “Zero Dark Thirty,” said she expects to have a nice breakfast, with calming music and candles, on Oscar morning. Best-actress rival Lawrence, nominated for the lost-souls romance “Silver Linings Playbook,” said her family is pretty matter-offact about her Oscar success, using it a reason to party. “The night of the Oscars, everybody just gets wasted and has a blast,” said Lawrence, who dressed for comfort two years ago when nominated for “Winter’s Bone” but is thinking style this time around. “This year, I’m like, `No, suck it up. Wear a corset.’ So yeah, I’m going to go for fashion this time.” Lawrence’s “Silver Linings Playbook” co-star Cooper, a best-actor nominee, expects to be doing the reverse of his character, who’s recovering from a stay in a mental hospital with help from his parents. Cooper said he figures he’ll be minding one of his own parents before the Oscars. “I’m sure the day of, I’ll be calming my mother down,” Cooper said. “She still doesn’t know what to wear, so I’ll be a caretaker that day.” Hathaway, a supportingactress nominee for the musical “Les Miserables,” said she hasn’t given any thought yet to what she’ll wear on Oscar night. “Yeah, I need to get on that, don’t I?” Hathaway said. “It was the Super Bowl. I couldn’t think about dresses with all that delicious fried food around.” If the Oscar producers really want to keep the show moving, they might seek advice from De Niro, a supporting-actor nominee for “Silver Linings Playbook.” Meeting with reporters, seven-time nominee, twotime winner De Niro was asked how big a deal the Oscars are to him now. The notoriously terse De Niro lived up to his reputation with a five-word answer. “It’s still a big deal,” he said, and moved on to the next question.



Tuesday February 5, 2013

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WVU has chance to get back on track A couple of weeks ago, the future looked pretty bleak for the West Virginia men’s basketball team. The Mountaineers were in the middle of a downward spiral in which they would go on to lose five of six games, and consequently, their run of five consecutive NCAA tournament appearances – and possibly even a trip to the NIT – looked to be in serious jeopardy. But since nearly pulling off a major upset against thenNo. 2 Kansas, WVU has slowly started to right the ship and make the prospect a little more realistic that it could do what a lot of people thought it wouldn’t be able to do. Granted, the Mountaineers are winning a lot of games that they should be winning, as taking down Texas twice and picking up wins against Big 12 Conference cellar dwellers TCU and Texas Tech, but wins are wins. “When you go through years like this, you learn the old cliche that you take them one at a time,” said West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins. “There were other times where we thought we had turned the corner a little bit, but then we kind of reverted back. “I think we’ve got a chance. I really do.” And WVU has a chance to keep this momentum going in its next few games. The Mountaineers will travel to take on TCU before returning to the Coliseum for a couple more winnable games against Baylor and Texas Tech. Then they’ll travel to try to pick up their first marquee victory of conference play against No. 11 Kansas State to avenge a one-point loss at home earlier. Three wins heading into that game to give West Virginia a five-game winning streak before going to Manhattan, Kan., would be just what it needs to give it the confidence it hasn’t had up to this point in the season. The Mountaineers have a chance to do that, too. And that’s something you wouldn’t have been able to say a couple of weeks ago.

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Senior forward Deniz Kilicli drives to the basket against Texas.

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Well, it’s official. The West Virginia men’s basketball team has its first conference win streak since joining the Big 12 this year, after edging out Texas 60-58 Monday night at the WVU Coliseum. Sophomore guard Jabarie Hinds led a balanced offensive attack for the Mountaineers with 14 points. Hinds was 5 of 10 from the field and a perfect 4 of 4 from the charity stripe. Senior forward Deniz Kilicli also netted 14 points to go with four rebounds and two assists, which earned him a little praise from his coach after the game. “I think he was terrific. (He was) so much more active,” said West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins. “I think the last two games is the best two all-around games Deniz has played. “If we can keep him that active, that helps our team a bunch.” Freshman guard Eron Harris also got into double figures with 13 points Monday night, despite

shooting just 3 of 10 from the field. Harris countered by staying aggressive and earning six trips to the free throw line, where he capitalized on five of them. “He’s a competitive guy, and he’s made a lot of progress,” Huggins said of Harris. “I think more importantly, his teammates have confidence in him, and they’re looking to get him the ball. “I think everybody else has figured out he can make shots, so he’s being guarded a lot better. But I think the most important thing is they’re looking to get him the ball.” Texas was also very balanced on offense, as four different Longhorn players scored in double-figures. Sophomore guard Sheldon McClellan led all Longhorn scorers with 14, but shot just 2 of 10 from the field, including 1 of 5 from beyond the arc. Freshman guard Javan Felix scored 12, while sophomore guard Julien Lewis and freshman forward Ioannis Papapetrou each pitched in 10. The win capped a season sweep of Texas and improved West Vir-

ginia to 3-2 all-time against the Longhorns. Stout defense was again a foundation for the West Virginia victory as the Mountaineers forced 15 turnovers and scored 13 points off of those turnovers. West Virginia’s bench was another notable catalyst, outscoring the Longhorns 15-8. WVU actually trailed by as many as seven early on in the first period against Texas, but a 17-5 run over the last 6:52 of the half turned the deficit into a 32-25 advantage for the Mountaineers at the intermission. Both teams traded baskets consistently to open up the second half, but the Mountaineers managed to slowly push their advantage to double-digits by the 14:59 mark. However, much like WVU did in the first contest in Austin, the Longhorns stormed their way back into the game via an 18-5 run of their own to tie the game at 47-47 with 9:13 in the second half and then move ahead 49-47 on Feliz’s two made free throws on their next possession.


Petra Zublasing and the West Virginia rifle team were upset by Kentucky during the weekend.

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Mountaineers fall to Kentucky By Robert Kreis Sports writer

A late match comeback proved to be too little, too late for the No. 1 West Virginia rifle team, which fell to No. 3 Kentucky this weekend with the Great American Rifle Conference regular season championship on the line. “The big thing that challenged us was, it was one of the first matches where we had to deal with a little bit of pressure and had to deal with some nerves,” said WVU head coach Jon Hammond. “We knew we could shoot higher, but it was a really close match.” With the Wildcat’s 4,7044,695 win against the Mountaineers, they earn their third regular season championship in as many seasons. However, the regular season champi-

onships have not guaranteed success in the post season with the Mountaineers winning the GARC Championship the past three years. “We just have to use (the loss) to build off,” Hammond said. “We need matches like that. We need matches where we’re going to be challenged and under a bit of pressure. With the postseason around the corner, Hammond is not worried the Mountaineers’ first loss of the season (9-1) will derail them from their ultimate goals. “We need those kind of matches. We’ve got it at the right point of the schedule,” Hammond said. “We’ll have NCAA Qualifiers and (GARC) conference championships, (so) by NCAA championships, we’ll have had a good bit of matches like this.” The Mountaineers will take

the next two weeks to prepare for the postseason. West Virginia will continue to shoot at practice with a match-like attitude and to get one last match atmosphere before the post season. The Mountaineers scheduled a last-second regular season final against Murray State Saturday. “We’re going to get back, and we do have an announcement coming up for something happening this weekend,” Hammond said shortly before the home match was released. “After that, it’s really just a lot of matches,” Hammond said. “We’re really getting into the match part of the season.” And with the most crucial part of the season coming up, Hammond likes where his team stands, despite the recent loss. “I think the team is in good

shape. They’re all shooting well, know we just have to do some fine-tuning.” Hammond will use the upcoming weeks to elevate his team’s performance to its peak. “I don’t think we’re there today, but we’re definitely heading in that direction,” Hammond said. “This was a good match for us – a good challenge for us on the road. “The environment in the match was just a bit more of a challenge.” According to Hammond, the loss now will only be beneficial when the season ends. “I think that was a really good environment to be under. It was good training, and you really can use that experience to push on and learn from it,” he said.

But West Virginia, despite being notorious for it’s second-half lapses this season, refused to lie down. Harris gave the Mountaineers back a 55-54 lead after netting a long two-point field goal from the wing, and despite some sloppy possessions down the stretch, West Virginia never relinquished the lead again. After the hard fought win, Huggins told the media that despite his team’s .500 record (and sub .500 conference record), he still believes his team can play their way into a NCAA tournament selection. “Sure. Why wouldn’t I?” Huggins said. “You just have to win games. The formula is pretty simple – you have to win.” Monday’s win improved West Virginia to 9-3 this season in contests where it held a lead of any size at the half. The Mountaineers will next return to action Feb. 9 at TCU, where they will attempt to make it three conference wins in a row for the first time in the Big 12.



Tuesday February 5, 2013

Women’s basketball

Harlee sparks WVU win against No. 20 Oklahoma by cody schuler managing editor

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West Virginia junior forward Jess Harlee drives to the basket against Oklahoma Sunday.

It was another slow start for the West Virginia women’s basketball team Sunday, as visiting Oklahoma owned a double-digit lead midway through the first half. As the Mountaineers gathered in a huddle during a timeout, head coach Mike Carey looked at his team and instructed one player to perform her typical duties as team motivator and spark starter. “Jess, get ‘em going,” he said. Junior forward Jess Harlee did just that, scoring 12 points and grabbing nine rebounds off the bench in the Mountaineers’ 82-63 victory. Harlee sparked a 23-5 run to close the first half, and the Mountaineers didn’t look back. “That’s one thing you always know from Jess you’re going to get is energy,” Carey said. “You’re always going to get someone that’s going to play hard. She’s always going to give you 100 percent, and we know that going in – and that’s good to know you have somebody that’s always going to play hard.” The Bel Air, Md., native took it upon herself to reverse the flow of the game in West Virginia’s favor. Her energy-infused play is not something she consciously thinks about but rather is her natural way of playing the game. “It just comes naturally; I’ve always been that player who dove in the bleachers or gets on the ground and has bruises all over my body, but that’s just how I play, and I’ve always played like that,” Harlee said. “I just knew I had to step it up on defense and get some easy steals to get our offense going. We were struggling on offense, so we had to pick up our defense so our offense would pick up too.” Th e Mou nt a i n e e r s bench scored a total of 40

points in the game, including 17 from freshman guard Bria Holmes. Holmes said Harlee’s style of play helps to pick up the whole team. “It’s good motivation for the whole team; she tries to keep us in the game (and) keep our heads straight most of the game, so (Harlee’s) a big part. She plays a big role,” she said. Harlee’s role changes from game to game, and the Mountaineers use her in a variety of ways. Sunday, she was assigned the role of defending Oklahoma junior guard Aaryn Ellenberg, a first-team allBig 12 selection from a year ago and the Sooners’ leading scorer. In the first matchup between the teams, Ellenberg scored 19 points, on par with her season average of 18.7 points per game. Sunday, under the close watch of Harlee, Ellenberg finished with 12 points – most of which she scored in the early minutes of the game before Harlee was defending her. “If you look at Ellenberg, she scored 4-6 points right there in the first four minutes, and when we switched Jess on her, we kind of gave her some height, and Jess does a good job denying, so I thought she did a god job,” Carey said. Every game, West Virginia seems to find one or two players to step up and contribute beyond their expected role. Sunday, redshirt junior guard Christal Caldwell led the Mountaineers’ offensive charge with a game-high 24 points. Though her individual performance was impressive, Harlee said it takes more than one or two players playing well for this team to achieve victory. “We win as a team, always. Even if one player has a great game, it’s still always a team effort, so that’s what it took today was a complete team effort,” she said.


Cause of Super Bowl power outage remains unclear NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Who turned out the lights? The day after the 34-minute blackout at the Super Bowl, the exact cause – and who’s to blame – were unclear, though a couple of potential culprits had been ruled out. It wasn’t Beyonce’s electrifying halftime performance, according to Doug Thornton, manager of the state-owned Superdome, since the singer had her own generator. And it apparently wasn’t a case of too much demand for power. Meters showed the 76,000-seat stadium was drawing no more electricity than it does during a typical New Orleans Saints game, Thornton said. The lights-out game Sunday proved an embarrassment for the Big Easy just when it was hoping to show the rest of the world how far it has come since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. But many fans and residents were forgiving, and officials expressed confidence that the episode wouldn’t hurt the city’s hopes of hosting the championship again. To New Orleans’ great relief, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the city did a “terrific” job hosting its first pro football championship in the post-Katrina era, and added: “I fully expect that we will be back here for Super Bowls.” Fans watching from their living rooms weren’t deterred, either. An estimated 108.4 million people saw the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 3431, making it the third mostviewed program in television history. Both the 2010 and 2011 games hit the 111 million mark. The problem that caused the outage was believed to have happened around the spot where a line that feeds current from the local power company, Entergy New Orleans, connects with the Superdome’s electrical system, officials said. But whether the fault lay with the utility or with the Superdome was not clear. Determining the cause


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Fans and members of the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers wait for power to return in the Superdome during an outage in the second half of Super Bowl XLVII. will probably take days, according to Dennis Dawsey, a vice president for distribution and transmission for Entergy. He said the makers of some of the switching gear have been brought in to help figure out what happened. An attorney for the state board that oversees the Superdome said the blackout did not appear to be related to the replacement in December of electrical equipment connecting the stadium to Entergy. Officials with the utility and the Superdome noted that an NFL game, the Sugar Bowl and another bowl game were played there in recent weeks with no apparent problems. The blackout came after a nearly flawless week of activity for football fans in New Orleans leading up to the big game. “I hope that’s not what

they’ll remember about this Super Bowl,” French Quarter artist Gloria Wallis said. “I hope that what they’ll remember is they had a great time here and that they were welcomed here.” Ravens fan Antonio Prezioso, a Baltimore native who went to the game with his 11-year-old son, said the outage just extended the experience. “The more time we could spend at the game was a good thing, as long as it ended the way it did,” he said, laughing. The city last hosted the Super Bowl in 2002, and officials were hoping this would serve as the ultimate showcase for the city’s recovery. The storm tore holes in the roof of the Superdome and caused water damage to its electrical systems, and more than $330 million was spent repairing and upgrading the stadium.

Sunday’s Super Bowl was New Orleans’ 10th as host, and officials plan to make a bid for an 11th in 2018. Mayor Mitch Landrieu told WWL-AM on Monday that the outage won’t hurt the city’s chances, and he joked that the game got better after the blackout: “People were leaving and the game was getting boring, so we had to do a little something to spice it up.” Jarvis DeBerry, a columnist for and The Times-Picayune, wrote that the power outage gave the media “an opportunity to laugh at the apparent ineptitude or suggest that the ghosts of Hurricane Katrina were haunting the Superdome.” “That’s not the kind of attention the city was looking for, obviously,” he wrote, “but it’s certainly too soon to say if people will remember the power short-

age over San Francisco’s furious comeback attempt against Baltimore or if this will harm the city’s future opportunities to host the Super Bowl.” Bjorn Hanson, dean of New York University’s Center for Hospitality and Sports Management, said the episode shouldn’t hurt the city’s reputation as a big convention destination. “I think people view it for what it was: an unusual event with a near-record power draw,” he said. “It was the equivalent of a circuit breaker flipping.” The American Association of Neurological Surgeons will meet in New Orleans from April 27 to May 1. Patty Anderson, director of meetings for the group, said of the blackout: “I never even gave it a second thought. To me, the city is bigger, stronger and more vibrant than it’s ever been.”


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Tuesday February 5, 2013

Kilicli sparks WVU win vs. Texas WVU successful in track and field

Akron Invitational

Chene Townsend recorded a personal best in the 60-meter dash.

BY Kevin Hooker Sports writer

Senior forward Deniz Kilicli tries to make a move inside during WVU’s win against Texas.

by nick arthur

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Deniz Kilicli is the only remaining player from the 2010 West Virginia Final Four team. And to begin the 20122013 Mountaineer season, he was the face of the program. But after a senior slump from early December to late January, the Istanbul, Turkey, native saw his playing decrease drastically. “It was just a mind thing,” said Jabarie Hinds, West Virginia sophomore guard. “It was just mental parts of his game.” After back-to-back impressive performances from the Mountaineers’ senior leader, it appears Kilicli has fixed those minor problems. Kilicli scored 14 points and snatched four rebounds in West Virginia’s 60-58 victory against Texas

Monday night, including a three-point play in a onepoint game with three minutes to play. “I thought he was terrific. (He was) so much more active,” Huggins said. “I think the last two games have been the best two allaround games he’s played.” Kilicli, however, feels his teammates and Huggins may be looking too far into the catalyst of his sudden improvement in play. “It’s just luck. It’s going in,” Kilicli said. “It’s bad luck when it doesn’t go in and good luck when it goes in.” Whatever the case may be, one thing is clear: the Mountaineers are a much better basketball team when their senior forward is playing at a high level. Kilicli’s scoring presence on the low block forces opposing defense to send more defenders his way, ultimately opening up out-

side opportunities for wing players. “He’s a force down low,” said Hinds, who scored 14 points Monday night. “When he’s making shots down there, it opens stuff up for us. So that’s a plus for us.” Freshman wing player Eron Harris agrees with Hinds. “That’s just great for our team,” Harris said. “He’s getting his confidence right, and that’s all of what it was about. Today was a big confidence builder for him.” The change in play for Kilicli did have a more drastic change than simply luck, though. “All the things I’ve done, I’ve just dummied them down. And I’ve tried to get something out of it,” he said. After scoring 21 points in the Capital Classic against Marshall Dec. 5,


Kilicli scored in double figures just once after that until Jan 23. He’s just looking to help the team in any way he can. “I want to win. I don’t want to go to the NIT or CBI or whatever the hell it is,” Kilicli said. “I don’t want to go to that in my senior year. I’m trying to do things right.” Kilicli and his teammates have rebounded from losing five of six games with two-straight victories. West Virginia will need to make quite the run if it wants to make the NCAA tournament for the sixthconsecutive season. But Kilicli just wants to keep things simple for now. “I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing,” he said. “It works sometimes. It won’t work sometimes.”

Led by senior high jumper Sydney Cummings, the West Virginia track and field team impressed at the Akron Invitational this weekend. Cummings tied the school record with a leap of 1.78 meters Saturday, to top her personal best of 1.76 meters she set two weekends ago. She now claims the top two spots in the top-5 for high jump in program history. “Looking at the positives from this meet, none stand out more than Sydney Cummings in the high jump,” said head coach Sean Cleary. “This jump has been in the works for so long, we are very pleased to see it come to fruition ... She is realizing her true potential.” Junior Chene Townsend recorded a personal-best time of 7.72 seconds in the 60-meter dash. She ultimately finished in 11th place. “(Townsend) continues to get better every week,” Cleary said. “Over the next few weeks, we will see some very good results from her.” Senior Heather Adams recorded the second-best weight throw of her career

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with a mark of 17.83 meters, which was good enough for an eighth-place finish. In addition, sophomore Karissa Knabenshue also recorded a personal-best in the weight throw with a mark of 15.18 meters. She placed tenth in her division. “Heather and Karissa continue to make their marks in the weight throw,” Cleary said. “It’s very clear that they are moving to a new level and should be very ready to show their true potential as the weeks progress.” Despite a few illnesses, the Mountaineers were able to set some personal records for a satisfying weekend in Akron, Ohio. “We made some good progress (this weekend),” Cleary said. “We must continue the focus and drive that has allowed for these marks to unfold.” Despite their impressive bench marks, Cleary and the Mountaineers remain humble. “We are pleased but know that we can get better,” Cleary said. The Mountaineers will be on the road again next week when they’ll travel to SPIRE in Geneva, Ohio.


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They’ve been able to win a close game and prove that they’re able to fight through adversity to keep on track to win – like they did Monday. So, what’s been the difference? “It’s just the type of team West Virginia’s always been, that gritty team that’ll grind it out,” said freshman guard Eron Harris. The biggest thing Harris and the Mountaineers have in their corner is Huggins, who has been able to preach to them the right kind of attitude to have when succeeding and how to keep that going. It’s finally something that has started to sink in for the players. “He’s not going to get too happy for that win; he’s going to stay critical on us,” Harris said. “I never thought about it, but it is definitely rubbing off on me. I’m just trying to stay level so that every game means the same thing to me. “It’s good to be hype for big games, but if you’re going to be hype you need to be hype for every game.” That’s the right kind of attitude for them to have heading into the final stretch of the season when every game means more than the last. That’s especially true for a West Virginia team that will be fighting for its life every time it steps on the court. But they know they can get there. They know they have the potential to do what it takes and knock off a few teams and prove a lot of people wrong who counted them out early in the season. The only question now is whether they can actually do it. “We know can win those games. We’ve lost games by single possessions, and we know we could’ve won those,” Harris said. “That’s the direction we’re moving in. We get to play these teams again. We get a chance to beat them. If we beat those guys like we’re supposed to beat them, then there should be no reason in anybody’s mind that we shouldn’t be in the tournament.”

The DA 02-05-2013  

The February 5 edition of The Daily Athenaeum

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