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Monday February 11, 2013
Volume 125, Issue 94
Students ring in Chinese New Year by jacob bojesson correspondent
The Okey Patteson Auditorium in the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center was packed above its limit when more than 500 people came together to celebrate the Chinese New Year Saturday. The festival was hosted by the WVU Chinese Student Association to recognize
one of the most significant holidays in Chinese culture. “It’s very important for us, and that’s why we host this party. Normally we just make dumplings and enjoy shows,” said Xiang Li, president of the WVU Chinese Student Association. “This morning, the Chinese government held a very important and fantastic show that had maybe two million people involved.”
The festival in the Okey Patteson Auditorium was of a slightly smaller scale, but was just as impressive – the hour-and-a-half-long show featured 25 acts and around 100 performers of all ages. It included everything from traditional Chinese dance acts to American rap music and was rounded off with an authentic Chinese buffet. “It’s the biggest part of the
year for us Chinese people, like Christmas in the U.S.,” Li said. “Everyone is supposed to come here with their families and enjoy the day.” Li said the festival was a great way to gather the Chinese community in Morgantown together and introduce Chinese culture to anyone interested. To integrate Appalachian culture with the celebrations, the Morgantown
Old Time Music group performed, and the show ended with a Mandarin translation of “Country Roads.” “This gives us an opportunity to enjoy this time and eat together with our Chinese friends, and we want to invite American people to take part,” Li said. “Chinese people can share a table with American people and talk. I think it’s a good opportunity for everyone.”
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Chilly tradition sends WVU students, Morgantown residents into Mon River by lydia nuzum editor-in-chief
Can any feeling parallel the breathless shock of plunging into a frigid river during winter? What about the satisfaction of knowing a few moments of discomfort could make a difference for special needs children across the state? More than 100 Morgantown residents participated in the 9th annual West Virginia Polar Plunge Saturday. The plunge, which took place in a cordoned section of the Monongahela River at the Star City Park & Marina, raised more than $20,000 to benefit the West Virginia Special Olympics. “It gives us an opportunity to do something special for an organization that needs it,” said Janet Scarcelli, WV Special Olympics volunteer and Polar Plunge committee chair. “Special Olympics provides opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to be able to do things that they might otherwise never be able to do.” The Morgantown event is the longest-running plunge in the state, and the program has expanded to Charleston, Parkersburg and Beckley, W. Va. Participants in the event can choose to pay anywhere from $50-500 and receive various incentives, and teams of plungers can choose to enter the costume contest along with the plunge. Scarcelli said she believes the WV Special Olympics facilitates learning and growth in a Tyler Herrinton/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM way that allows individuals with intellectual Three participants splash water as they enter the river during Saturday’s Polar Plunge. disabilities to thrive. “Special Olympics affords people the opportunity to learn and grow – physically, in terms of competitiveness, but also in terms of the selfesteem they acquire, and just being able to do things they never thought they could do,” she said. “Just imagine how wonderful that must feel.” Special Olympics West Virginia provides year-round sports training and athletic competition to more than 5,500 West Virginia children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Morgantown resident Benjamin Bradley said he decided to do the plunge at the last minute because he believed in the cause and thought it would be a fun experience. “It was cold, but I’m actually originally from Alaska,” Bradley said. “I heard about it and knew that it was a good thing and it was for a good cause, so I got a bunch of people together and we headed out.” Joe Michael Fusco, a third-year pharmacy student and member of pharmacological service fraternity Phi Lambda Sigma, said he participated with members of his fraternity to show support for WV Special Olympics. “It’s something we do every year, because
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West Virginia University’s Arnold Hall added a Latin kick to its efforts in the fight against cancer. Arnold Hall staff members hosted their second annual Zumbathon Saturday as an opportunity to raise money for their Relay for Life team and dance for hope. Last year when Alexis Claassen, a residence assistant for Arnold Hall, found out her father had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, her coworkers and friends rallied around her and planned their first successful Zumbathon. Shortly after last year’s event, Claassen’s father passed away. This year’s event was held in his honor, and more than 180 people came to show their support through dance. “Today we wanted to dance for people like my dad – our heroes – who couldn’t be with us today,” Claassen said. “The people that are struggling with cancer now and the people who take care of them.” Claassen said while the event is a part of the dorm’s fundraising efforts, she had her mind set on one goal: putting an end to cancer. “Ultimately, we are here to dance for more birthdays,” she said. Molly Hott, also an RA
for Arnold Hall and one of the event’s Zumba instructors, said she believes it is important to conduct fundraisers that keep cancer awareness in the spotlight and the message of hope alive. “People always are empathetic for those who have cancer, but you never assume it’s going to happen to you,” Hott said. “So whenever something like that does happen to someone close to you, knowing there are people doing things like this is important.” Participants were asked to give a $5 donation, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Relay for Life. The event raised a total of more than $1,400. Evive Station, Fastees, Kaplan Testing Center, Tailpipes and Sweet Frog sponsored the event and provided prizes for Zumbathon participants. While a majority of the Zumbathon participants were female, Tommy Skinner, one of the male participants, said he thoroughly enjoyed the event and had fun raising money for a great cause. “I really did like the guy to girl ratio – it was definitely a fun time,” Skinner said. “Raising money like this is really awesome, and doing something fun
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Deadline to pick up Mountaineer Mascot applications is today The deadline to pick up an application to become the Mountaineer Mascot for the 2013-14 school year is today. Those interested in applying have until Wednesday at 3 p.m. to submit their applications. Students may pick up an application at three different locations on campus – the Mountainlair help desk, the Towers main desk or the front desk at Elizabeth Moore Hall – or download one online at http://www.wvu.edu/ documents/2013%20 Mountaineer%20application%201.doc. All applications must be turned in to the front desk at Elizabeth Moore Hall. Questions can be directed to Selection Committee Chairperson Derek Wetsch at Derek.wetsch@ mail.wvu.edu or Co-Chair-
person Steven Staffileno at steven.staffileno@mail. wvu.edu. The selection committee, made up of West Virginia University students and staff, will review applications and interview potential candidates to narrow the field down to four. The four finalists will then participate in a cheer off at the WVU Coliseum during a home men’s basketball game. Applicants must be full-time students and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA. Some of the tasks required by the Mountaineer Mascot include participation at all home football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball games, as well as select road athletic contests and other events in the community and across the state. — ccs
A participant in the Polar Plunge enters the chilly water with support from the crowd Saturday.
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Zumbathon dances for more birthdays By Summer Ratcliff
A participant dives in head-first during Saturday’s Polar Plunge.
Unlike the Gregorian calendar used in America, the Chinese calendar is centered on 12 animals. Each year is dedicated to one animal. The lucky year of the dragon ended on Saturday, and the less important year of the snake started Sunday. “Each year has different attributes to people
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Monday February 11, 2013
Northeast tries to get back on track after storm
Jennifer Renz and her dog Gus run down East Third street in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston early Sunday morning in Boston. PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Emergency crews and residents struggled to clear roadways and sidewalks from a storm that rampaged through the Northeast, dumping up to 3 feet of snow and bringing howling winds that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands. Municipal workers from New York to Boston labored through the night into Sunday in snow-bound communities, where some motorists had to be rescued after spending hours stuck in wet, heavy snow. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency for Connecticut, allowing federal aid to be used in recovery, and utilities in some hardhit New England states predicted that the storm could leave some customers in the dark for days. “We’ve never seen anything like this,” said county official Steven Bellone of New York’s Long Island, which got more than 30 inches of snow. More than 300,000 homes and businesses were without power Sunday, down from a peak of about 650,000. Some school districts announced they’d be closed Monday, complicating parents’ back to work schedules but giving kids another day for frolicking. At least 11 deaths in the U.S. were blamed on the snowstorm, including an 11-year-old boy in Boston
who was overcome by carbon monoxide as he sat in a running car to keep warm while his father shoveled Saturday morning. That death and the illnesses of several others exposed to carbon monoxide set off a flurry of safety warnings from public officials. Roads across the Northeast were impassable and cars were entombed by snow drifts on Saturday. Some people found the snow packed so high against their homes they couldn’t get their doors open. “It’s like lifting cement. They say it’s 2 feet, but I think it’s more like 3 feet,” said Michael Levesque, who was shoveling snow in Quincy, Mass., for a landscaping company. In Providence, where the drifts were 5 feet high and telephone lines encrusted with ice and snow drooped under the weight, Jason Harrison labored for nearly three hours to clear his blocked driveway and front walk and still had more work to do. Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee cautioned that while the snow had stopped, the danger hadn’t passed: “People need to take this storm seriously, even after it’s over. If you have any kind of heart condition, be careful with the shoveling.” Blowing with hurricaneforce winds of more than 80 mph in places, the storm hit hard along the heavily pop-
chose to participate in the plunge. “It was so cold,” he said. “It was so much colder than I could have ever expected. Once I hit the water my shoe broke, my pockets filled up with water – it was like I couldn’t get the water away from me quick enough.” To learn more about the Polar Plunge, visit www. wvpolarplunge.com/ morgantown.
Continued from page 1 we know the Special Olympics is such a great organization that does so much for so many kids around the country, so we just wanted to come out and support it today,” Fusco said. Fusco said plunging into the Monongahela River was much colder than he had expected when he
ulated Interstate 95 corridor between New York City and Maine. Milford., Conn., got 38 inches of snow, and Portland, Maine, recorded 31.9, shattering a 1979 record. Several communities in New York and across New England got more than 2 feet. Still, the storm was not as bad as some of the forecasts led many to fear, and not as dire as the Blizzard of ‘78, used by longtime New Englanders as the benchmark by which all other winter storms are measured. “Considering the severity, of the storm, the amount of snow and the wind, we’ve come though this pretty well,” Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” Boston got up to 2 feet of snow, according to the National Weather Service. The 14.8 inches that fell Saturday alone broke the city’s record for of 12.4 inches in a single day, set in 1994. Bradley Airport near Hartford, Conn., got 22 inches, for the No. 2 spot in the record books there. Concord, N.H., got 24 inches of snow, the secondhighest amount on record and a few inches short of the reading from the great Blizzard of 1888. In New York, where Central Park recorded 11 inches, not even enough to make the Top 10 list, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city “dodged a bullet” and its
streets were “in great shape.” The three major airports serving the city – LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark, N.J. – were up and running by late morning after shutting down the evening before. Most of the power outages were in Massachusetts, where at its peak more than 400,000 homes and businesses were in the dark. In Rhode Island, a high of around 180,000 customers lost power, or about onethird of the state. Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island imposed travel bans to keep cars off the road and let plows do their work, and the National Guard helped clear highways in Connecticut, where more than 240 accidents were reported. The Guardsmen rescued about 90 people, including a few who had hypothermia and were taken to hospitals. On Long Island, hundreds of drivers spent a cold and scary night stuck on the highways. Even snowplows got bogged down or were blocked by stuck cars, so emergency workers used snowmobiles to try to reach motorists, many of whom were still waiting to be rescued hours after the snow had stopped. Richard Ebbrecht, a chiropractor, left his office in Brooklyn at 3 p.m. on Friday and headed for home in Middle Island, N.Y., but got stuck six or seven times on
the Long Island Expressway and other roads. “There was a bunch of us Long Islanders. We were all helping each other, shoveling, pushing,” he said. He finally gave up and settled in for the night in his car just two miles from his destination. At 8 a.m., when it was light out, he walked home. “I could run my car and keep the heat on and listen to the radio a little bit,” he said. “It was very icy under my car. That’s why my car is still there.” Local police said Sunday that all known abandoned cars were searched and no one needing medical help was found. But A 27-mile stretch of the expressway remained closed in both directions so crews could remove snow. Around the New York metropolitan area, many victims of Superstorm Sandy were mercifully spared another round of flooding, property damage and power failures. “I was very lucky and I never even lost power,” said Susan Kelly of Bayville. “We were dry as anything. My new roof was fantastic. Other than digging out, this storm was a nice storm.” As for the shoveling, “I got two hours of exercise.” Across much of New England, streets were empty of cars and dotted instead with children who had never seen so much snow and were
jumping into snow banks and making forts. Snow was waist-high in the streets of Boston. Plows made some thoroughfares passable but piled even more snow on cars parked on the city’s narrow streets. Boston’s Logan Airport resumed operations Saturday, and limited train and bus service in the metro area started again Sunday. Authorities hoped to restore most service for Monday. Life went on as usual for some. In Portland, Karen Willis Beal got her dream wedding on Saturday –complete with a snowstorm just like the one that hit before her parents married in December 1970. “I have always wanted a snowstorm for my wedding, and my wish has come true to the max,” she said. Some spots in Massachusetts had to be evacuated because of coastal flooding, including Salisbury Beach, where around 40 people were ordered out. One concern going forward was a forecast for rain Monday in New England. While warmer temperatures might begin melting snow, the rain on top of snow already piled up on roofs could pose a danger of collapse. “We are encouraging people as they can do so safely to use snow rakes and so forth to move the snow off of their roofs,” Patrick said.
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A group of participants make the walk down to the river at Saturday’s Polar Plunge.
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who were born that year. For example, last year was a dragon year, which is extremely lucky, so many people try to have children in dragon years,” said Emily Morgan, a student who is majoring in Chinese and one of four hosts for the night. “When people make important decisions – when to get married, when to make financial decisions – they have to take into account what year it is.” Zhengjun Wang, vice president of the WVU Chinese Student Association, had been planning the event for two months. “At WVU there are about 300 students and 17 Chinese
faculty members. If you include people that work here and their families, it’s probably about 1,000 Chinese people (living in and around Morgantown),” Wang said. “Last night, I think we had about five or six hundred, so it was a big success.” A large portion of the attendees were students who wished to learn more about Chinese culture, and most of them were impressed with the show. “I love taking in all kinds of cultures. I’ve never been to an official New Year’s celebration so this is something very cool,” said Will Armentrout, a WVU physics student. “I know very little, only from what I’ve seen on Chinese television.” email@example.com
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Islamists attack Malian troops in northern Mali
A Malian soldier takes cover behind a truck during exchanges of fire with jihadists in Gao, northern Mali, Sunday. GAO, Mali (AP) — Blackrobed Islamic extremists armed with AK-47 automatic rifles invaded Gao in wooden boats Sunday to launch a surprise attack on the most populous city in northern Mali, two weeks after French and Malian troops ousted the jihadists. Gunfire echoed for hours across the city of mudwalled buildings. The combat started at about 2 p.m. in downtown Gao and the fighting was continuing as night fell. Later the sound of gunfire was replaced by the clattering of French military helicopters overhead. The attack in Gao shows the Islamic fighters, many of them well-armed and with combat experience, are determined and daring and it foreshadows a protracted campaign by France and other nations to restore government control in this vast Saharan nation in northwest Africa. The Islamic radicals fought against the Malian
army throughout the afternoon and were seen roaming the narrow streets blanketed in sand and on rooftops in the center of Gao, which had a population of 90,000 before the conflict caused thousands to flee. Families hid in their homes. One family handed plastic cups of water through the locked iron gate to others hiding on their patio. Piles of onions lay unattended where market women fled when the Islamists arrived. There were no signs of civilian casualties. The fighting appeared to center near the police headquarters, where Malian soldiers with rocket propelled grenades traded fire with the combatants believed to be from the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa, or MUJAO. The only sound in the city was gunfire and the bleating of goats. Soldiers were positioned at every corner in the
neighborhood. Ever since French forces took Gao on Jan. 26, the Islamic rebels had clashed with security forces on the city’s outskirts. This was the first time they succeeded in entering the strategic city. The Islamic fighters used pirogues, large wooden dugouts with motors, and other boats to cross the Niger River and penetrate Gao, according to French Gen. Bernard Barrera, who cited Malian officials. The Islamic radicals had already tried to spread violence into Gao. On Saturday night, a suicide bomber detonated himself at a checkpoint at the entrance to the city, killing himself and wounded one Malian soldier. An earlier suicide bomber on a motorcycle also blew himself up at the same security spot on Friday, killing only himself. Besides Gao, French and Malian forces have also retaken the fabled city of Timbuktu and other northern
towns, pushing the Islamic extremists back into the desert, where they pose a constant threat to Malian and allied forces. But the Islamic fighters made strategic retreats and are dug into desert hideouts, from where they are expected to continue challenging the control of the cities by French, Malian and allied forces. Several African nations have contributed troops to battle the extremists, who imposed their harsh version of Islamic Shariah law when they controlled the northern cities. The armed Islamic fighters seized the northern half of Mali in April 2012, sending poorly disciplined and equipped Malian forces retreating in disarray. France launched its military intervention in its former colony on Jan. 11 when the Islamic radicals, many of whom had fought for ex-Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, began encroaching on the south, threatening the cap-
ital Bamako which lies deep in southern Mali, 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) from Gao. France has said that it wants to hand over responsibility to the Malian military and other African nations who have contributed troops and has raised with the United Nations Security Council the possibility of establishing a U.N. peacekeeping operation in Mali. Sunday’s open combat and the two suicide bomb explosions have frightened many Gao residents. Fears of suicide bombing attacks in Gao have been high since the discovery of industrial-strength explosives in the city last week. Four Malian soldiers also were killed by a land mine in the town of Gossi, raising fears the militants were planting explosives in the road. Friday’s suicide bomber had been living at a known jihadist hideout in Gao, according to local residents. A
guard at the home said that it had been visited three months ago by the oneeyed terror leader Moktar Belmoktar, who claimed responsibility for the attack on the BP-operated natural gas plant in Algeria last month. Other jihadist leaders from MUJAO also had stayed in the luxurious twostory home with a verdant courtyard, which the militants took over when they captured Gao last year, the guard said. On Sunday, crowds of nearby residents gathered under the shade of a few trees by the site of the suicide bombing attack. It was the second time in as many days that their homes had been shaken by blasts from suicide bombers. “I am really afraid. You hear about these kinds of things in Pakistan or Afghanistan,” said Maouloud Dicko, 30, as he sat on his motorcycle. “Gao is becoming like Pakistan.”
Rebels, troops battle for key Damascus highway Two months absent, still no sign of Chavez
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Opposition forces targeted Damascus with mortars, a roadside bomb and a suicide attack on Sunday as they pressed ahead in their quest for the seat of President Bashar Assad’s power. Outside the capital, government troops battled rebels for the fifth straight day for control of a key highway. Both sides consider the fight for Damascus the most likely endgame in a nearly two-year-old civil war that has already killed more than 60,000 people. Sunday’s fighting was the heaviest in Damascus since the first rebel push into the capital in July. The rebels then managed to capture several neighborhoods, but were soon bombed out during a punishing government counteroffensive. Since then, the rebels have threatened the heavily fortified capital from opposition strongholds around the city. Damascus, however, has been spared the kind of violence and destruction that has been seen in other major urban centers during the conflict. Checkpoints on the main artery into the capital have changed hands several times since Wednesday when the latest rebel campaign for Damascus started. The road is strategically important because it leads to northern Syria and the regime uses it to move troops
A Free Syrian Army fighter sits behind an anti-aircraft weapon in Aleppo, Syria. and supplies. Rebels cut the road off from Damascus with burning tires on Friday after seizing checkpoints from regime troops in fighting that brought the civil war within a mile of the heart of the capital. A rebel fighter told The Associated Press that opposition forces on Sunday overran another roadblock, al-Adnan checkpoint in Jobar, northeast of Damascus. He spoke on condition of anonymity for security reasons. But the Britain-based Observatory for Human Rights, an anti-regime activist group, said that while the fight for the highway continues, government troops regained control of the area on Sunday after using fighter jets to bomb rebel positions the day before.
A mortar that hit a Damascus street near Shabandar Square killed four people and injured several others, a government official told the AP on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to brief the media. State-run SANA news agency said a roadside bomb detonated at Arnous street, in the heart of Damascus, injuring several people. In another part of the city, a suicide bomber blew himself up. He was the only one who died in the blast in Rouken al-Deen neighborhood, the official news service said.
The rebels’ latest push for Damascus is similar to rebel offensives in other Syrian cities. The opposition controls large swathes of land outside urban centers – like Homs in central Syria and Deir el-Zour in the east, and even whole neighborhoods like in the northern city of Aleppo – but cannot oust all government troops because of the regime’s superior fire power. The fighting has settled into a bloody stalemate and shows no signs of stopping, despite several tentative proposals from both sides to find a peaceful resolution to the conflict. Also on Sunday, rebels fought a fierce battle with troops for control of military airport and artillery base that houses the Syrian army’s 113th Brigade just outside the city of Dei el-Zour, the Observatory said. The Observatory said the rebels were using tanks they previously captured from the military in their assault on the regime’s outposts in the city, which has the same name as the oil-rich province along Syria’s border with Iraq that has been the scene of some of the heaviest fighting in the civil war.
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two months have passed since Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez climbed the stairs of the presidential jet, blew kisses to his supporters and flew to Cuba to undergo his fourth cancer-related surgery. Chavez hasn’t been seen or spoken publicly since that departure to Havana on Dec. 10, and the mystery surrounding his condition has deepened while the government’s updates have remained optimistic but have lately offered few specifics. “The president is in charge and making decisions,” Foreign Minister Elias Jaua said Saturday after meeting with Brazil’s foreign minister. “It’s a slow, slow recovery process. But he is fighting his battle with great faith, and clinging to Christ and clinging to life ... and with the conviction that he is going to win this battle, too.” Jaua, who visited Chavez
in Cuba last week, said the 58-year-old president has been making political and economic decisions. On Friday, for instance, the government announced it is devaluing the currency. Confidants including Jaua have recently said the president has overcome complications including a severe respiratory infection following his Dec. 11 surgery for recurrent cancer in his pelvic region. Vice President Nicolas Maduro, whom Chavez named as his potential successor before the surgery, has said that the president should be able to return home once his condition permits it. When that might be remains unclear, and the long silence of a leader who used to speak on television almost every day has led many Venezuelans to wonder why he is unable to say at least a few words to the country by phone.
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OPINION Make your voices heard
Monday February 11, 2013
Last week, the West Virginia University Student Government Association launched a website aimed at encouraging students to participate in the upcoming SGA election. The website’s visitors are greeted with a simple question: “Did you vote last year?” Based on the fact that less than 10 percent of the WVU student body voted in last year’s SGA election, the answer to this question is “probably not.” We applaud the SGA
for recognizing that the startlingly low turnout for SGA elections is a significant problem that needs to be addressed. We hope this website is one of many steps they will be taking to encourage more students to participate in student government. There are plenty of reasons you should be concerned with the SGA elections. The student body president and vice president serve as your representatives within SGA, the
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University as a whole and nationally. It is in all of our best interests to make sure the most qualified individuals are elected to these positions so they can reflect positively on the University. The Board of Governors, which students will also be selecting in the upcoming elections, serve as the SGA’s legislative body. In addition to passing resolutions, the Board of Governors is responsible for a six-figure budget that is
distributed among various student organizations. This is your money, so again, it is in your best interest to elect the best people to carry out these responsibilities. Students are traditionally not particularly involved in real-world politics, so it’s easy to see why so many disengage themselves from campus politics. But participating in the SGA election requires minimal effort, and the widespread apathy of the student body regarding SGA
only serves to exacerbate some of the problems that have plagued our student government. The Daily Athenaeum staff encourages all students to take the time to read up on the candidates and their party platforms and cast their vote when the time comes. It’s your University, and it’s your money, so why would you pass up the opportunity to make your voice heard?
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Discussions on mental illness should be grounded in empathy micah conkling columnist
It’s been almost 20 years since “Prozac Nation,” Elizabeth Wurtzel’s memoir about depression, suicide and drug therapy, was released. The book attempted to capture the zeitgeist of our culture’s dependence on antidepressants. In almost two decades, Wurtzel’s assertion that we live in “The United States of Depression” seems to have only been confirmed, as anxiety and depression are increasingly pervasive illnesses. Royce White, a former Iowa State basketball player drafted by the Houston Rockets in this year’s NBA draft, has received attention because of his issues with mental illness. White has a diagnosed anxiety disorder and takes medication to help control his problems. Ever since the Rockets drafted him, White has been in a wrestling match with the team over protocol regarding his illness. He wants the team to pay for him to have his own doctor, whose job would be to clear White for basketball activity based on the severity of his anxiety. White doesn’t just suffer from anxiety, though. He’s become an activist, encouraging people who deal with mental illness to be honest about their suffering. In a recent interview, White told Chuck Klosterman, “At the end of the day, we don’t associate mental health disorders with having severe health risks, and they do.” His main concern is a fear that, since mental illness is more or less invisible, the millions of Americans who deal with anxiety and depression aren’t being taken care of in a healthy manner. What piqued my interest most in the Klosterman interview is when White brought up the Americans with Disabilities Act. According to White, “You can’t discriminate against somebody [based on an illness], because that’s ADA law.” Studies vary, but a con-
Bradley Cooper, nominated for best actor in a leading role for ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ arrives at the 85th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Feb. 4. sensus estimate is that one in four Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental illness. It’s an enormous amount, and it shows no signs of decreasing. The Americans with Disabilities Act protects people with disabilities against discrimination in the workplace and in other state activities; this includes colleges and universities. Under the ADA, employers and state agencies are required to provide “reasonable accommodations” for folks who have disabilities. This results in things like different workloads, job modifications and hour adjustments. If what Royce White is advocating for – a broader,
more inclusive definition and acceptance of mental illnesses like depression and anxiety – begins to unfold, the way businesses and educational institutions operate could be drastically changed. Our culture, too, could be radically shaped if depression and anxiety continue to be seen as disabilities. Chances are, the majority of the 25 percent of the American population struggling with mental illness aren’t documented, nor are they currently eligible for aid under the ADA. Obviously, not all of the 25 percent would even apply for assistance. But if discourse surrounding mental illness
becomes more acceptable and people with anxiety and depression continue to open up about their struggle, authority could shift, and more action could be taken in terms of making accommodations for those with struggles. These types of illnesses make it difficult for people to function and often perform everyday tasks, and it is conceivable that the way mental illnesses are treated might mean more help under the ADA for people who suffer from anxiety or depression. One action Royce White wants to see take place is for clinics in the vein of Planned Parenthood, but for mental illnesses, to be
built in neighborhoods. With more free and authentic conversation about anxiety and depression, like White’s discourse, flowing in society, a troubling and growing reality in American society will have to be confronted. It should be. Anxiety and depression are illnesses that have, in a way, slowly crept up on our country. While we are worried about war, the economy and education, we often forget about effects the outcomes of those issues can produce. Conversations are beginning, and art is being produced that tackles an uncomfortable reality that needs to be discussed. David O. Russell, direc-
tor of the film “Silver Linings Playbook,” which features a character with bipolar disorder, has said, “I’ve had people tell me that the film helped them to see someone they know differently – see themselves differently.” As paradigms shift and mental illness becomes more discussed in society, viewing mental illness and people differently is going to be a necessary posture. En route to changes in perception and policy actions, empathy and understanding must be employed. We should do so with humility and start questioning some of the reasons why so many people begin struggling in the first place.
Now is the time for Congress to pursue capital gains tax reform nicky guerreiro harvard political review
Despite our 2012 presidential debates devolving into mud-slinging over the intricacies of each candidate’s tax plan, the conversation stemming from the election did little to advance tax policy in the United States. Namely, for all of the discussion of closing tax loopholes, both candidates failed to significantly address the source of one of our most significant tax inefficiencies: the flawed definition of what constitutes capital gains. A capital gains tax is a special tax paid on, unsurprisingly, gains from capital investment. The problem, however, stems from the fact that under the cur-
rent tax code, people who make their money through the management of capital, instead of through its investment, are also taxed at the flat capital gains tax rate of 15 percent, rather than through the progressive income tax. While this may seem like semantic quibbling more suited for an accountant’s office than the Oval, this policy leads to significant losses in government revenue. The problem arises from the difficulty in defining the income of capital managers. Hedge fund and private equity managers, including venture capitalists, are compensated based partly on a management fee (usually between two percent and three percent of fund size) as well as a performance-based fee (usually around 20 percent
of the gains from investment.) The argument in favor of the existing policy goes as follows: since fund managers are paid based at least partly on the performance of their funds, their earnings represent capital gains and should be taxed as such. The logic behind the capital gains tax being lower than all but two of the marginal income tax rates (historically 15 percent, though raised to 20 percent in the January 2013 fiscal cliff compromise) is that the money invested was initially taxed as someone’s income, and it would be unfair to tax that income twice at the same rate. While this argument holds water for wage-earning Americans who choose to invest the fruits of their labor, it does not for those fund manag-
ers whose primary income is from capital gains. While fund managers’ income may be performancebased (and in that no different from salesmen who work on commission), it is no more capital gains than any other form of income. Working to maximize others’ capital gains is not capital gains itself. In the context of our current political budget mania, it is strange that such an obvious loophole should exist, let alone go largely unacknowledged. A quick look at the campaign contributions made to various members of congressional leadership, however, quickly makes the reason plain. Key leaders in Congress on both sides of the aisle are major recipients of hedge fund money. Both House Speaker John
Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) count Paulson & Co, one of the most successful funds in the United States, among their top five largest donors. Paulson & Co is also the single largest donor to Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. Securities and investment firms number among the top donors by industry for every single member of the 112th Congress’ leadership. While it probably comes as no surprise that politicians have a vested financial stake in policies that favor the titans of finance, this breach of fiscal logic has gone unaddressed for far too long. Even in the most recent presidential election, so dominated by
debates over the relative tax policies of the two candidates, neither seriously mentioned reforming the government’s definition of capital gains. This shortcoming in Congress’ examination of the capital gains prevents lawmakers from utilizing a significant tool for deficit reduction. Even if only the 25 most successful hedge fund managers were taxed according to the system of progressive income tax, the government could raise millions of dollars of lost tax revenue from the so-called “one percent.” As the congressional battle over budget austerity rages on, the time has come for Americans to push leading politicians to address this tax oversight, even if in doing so they must bite the hand that feeds them.
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BORN TODAY This year you have a lot to say, and you’ll say just that ... provided you have a receptive audience. Your way of thinking changes in the course of the year, and something that irked you in the past no longer will be an issue by 2014. Curb any sarcasm if you want your message to be heard. If you are single, you could meet someone unexpectedly. Check out this person carefully, as he or she might be emotionally unavailable. If you are attached, avoid struggling over money by keeping separate checking accounts.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHHH Keep reaching out for new ideas, where you are forced to break the ice. Accept what is happening, and try taking a new path. Experiment with different directions before making a final decision. Information keeps coming in. Tonight: Let your imagination run wild.
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHH Know that much is brewing behind the scenes. You might not know any or all of the details, but you sense that something has changed. Trying to get to the bottom of the situation might not work. Step back and observe; allow the information to come to you. Tonight: Not to be found. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHH Many ideas come from you, but keep in mind that just as many ideas come to you. This ebb and flow could interfere with your normal schedule. Decide what your priorities are as others seek you out. Consider postponing a discussion till late afternoon. Tonight: Chat with a friend. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH Issues seem to be contagious today. Don’t fight the inevitable -- just choose to work through it. By late afternoon, you’ll see the dust start to settle, and you’ll feel a greater sense of self-worth. You feel accomplished and satisfied. Tonight: Get a head
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Take news with a grain of salt, especially if it comes from an associate. You usually take this person at his or her word, but if you ask more questions, you’ll build a more solid relationship. Don’t challenge him or her -- just demonstrate more interest. Tonight: Out late. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHH Others will find you, even if you close your door and pretend you’re not there. You are needed for feedback. Be flattered and understand your worth to others. Events taking place now will reveal others’ opinions. Tonight: Visit with a loved one, and catch up on news. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHH Recognize your physical limits. You are a wise sign, and you’ll work on organization and priorities right now. Accept your limitations, and others will, too. You can’t expect people to respect your boundaries if you don’t. Tonight: Finish up work, but get much-needed sleep. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH You have the creativity and knowledge to come up with the right solution and make it work. You might hesitate to take an active role, as others want to brainstorm. Welcome this
CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Tip, as one’s hat 5 Empty spaces 9 Subsides 14 Suffix with switch 15 Wilson of “Wedding Crashers” 16 Texas shrine 17 Tall tale teller 18 “Deck the Halls” syllables 19 Tear to shreds 20 Residential loan 23 About to happen 24 Bronze from a day at the beach 28 RenŽ’s friend 29 Appear to be 31 __ Lingus: Irish carrier 32 Russian fighter jets 35 “I’d like to hear the rest” 38 Italian violin maker 40 Squeak stopper 41 Rigs on the road 42 1974 Jimmy Buffett song 45 Reasons for extra innings 46 “Tastes great!” 47 Poet’s inspiration 48 Sow or cow 50 What social climbers seek 52 Curtail 56 Office communication, and what can literally be found in 20-, 35- and 42-Across 59 Gangster John known as “The Teflon Don” 62 Twice-monthly tide 63 Paths of pop-ups 64 Place on a pedestal 65 Show some spunk 66 “That makes sense” 67 Saunter 68 Vehicle on runners 69 Proof of ownership DOWN 1 New __: India’s capital 2 Hunter constellation 3 Heads on beers 4 Hint of the future 5 “Take a shot!” 6 Informed (of) 7 Attack, as with snowballs 8 Stocking tear 9 Military practice
10 Visitor from afar 11 Treat jet lag, perhaps 12 Earthbound Aussie bird 13 Dip, as bread in gravy 21 Dad’s partner 22 “Lemme __!” 25 Vocalist Judd 26 Really strange 27 Bride’s purchase 29 Base runner’s option 30 Scat legend Fitzgerald 32 Flagship store at New York City’s Herald Square 33 Words from one with a bad hand 34 Letter after beta 36 Long, long time 37 Parking ticket issuer 39 Resistance to disease 43 Expel 44 Like a slingshot handle 49 Christmas, e.g.: Abbr. 51 Proof of ownership 52 Simple trap
53 Far from talkative 54 Intro giver 55 Snooped (around) 57 Pulls the plug on 58 More than lifelike 59 Precious stone 60 Big name in kitchen gadgets 61 Profs’ helpers
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exchange of ideas. It will help you to think outside the box. Tonight: Fun and games. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHH Stay centered, and know what you need to accomplish. You have many ideas brewing right now. See if they are workable before deciding to put them into action; you will be a lot happier as a result. Understanding evolves. Tonight: A roommate and/ or family member needs your time. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH You will say what you need or want to say, but be sure to choose your words carefully in order to prevent triggering someone. This person could have a strong reaction anyway, but the effort is good practice. Keep communication open. Tonight: Hang out with a friend. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHH Your hand is forced. You have a lot to do that you would prefer to postpone. No such luck! You need to deal with these matters here and now. Understand that you will feel better as a result. Loosen up, and get to the bottom of your resistance. Tonight: Take care of your bills. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHHH You might be capable of nearly anything right now. Settle in by organizing your priorities and by understanding what is happening with others. Emphasize the group, but do not lose sight of the fact that this is your life. You need to take charge. Tonight: Where the action is.
BORN TODAY Actress Jennifer Aniston (1969), inventor Thomas Edison (1847)
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Faculty/staff talent show impresses Mountainlair
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Kevin Hamric sings his original song, ‘Solar Powered Love,’ to win the talent show.
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West Virginia University employees showcased their skills in the Mountainlair Ballroom Friday evening for the University’s thirdannual faculty/staff talent show. Kevin Hamric, a public relations specialist, took home the first-place trophy for singing and playing the guitar to his original song “Solar Powered Love.” Carlton Smith and James Johnson placed second and third, respectively. Smith is a WVU Police officer who won Mountaineer Idol as a student in 2005. He sang “A Song for You”
by Donny Hathaway. Johnson is an administrative associate in the multicultural programs department who danced to Michael Jackson’s “You Rock My World.” “I grew up singing in church, and basically my whole family has always been singing, so I just joined in with everybody else,” Smith said. “This is a song I’ve known for a long time, so I practiced it. There wasn’t any tedious preparation, just making sure I still knew the words and everything.” The show was judged by five WVU celebrities – Mountaineer football player Ryan Nehlen, Mountaineer Mascot Jonathan
Kimble, Ms. Mountaineer Hilah Zia, 2012 Mountaineer Idol Paris Winfrey and Miss West Virginia, Kaitlin Gates. Winfrey gave the contestants a few words of advice about stage presence. “A lot of times, having a smile on your face, enjoying what you’re doing, can totally offset any mistakes that you have onstage,” he said. “So just remember to smile and please the crowd.” Graduate student Steven Staffileno and junior public relations student Daryn Vucelik hosted the event. “I am so excited that we had this place full and that we had such great atten-
dance,” Vucelik said of the crowd, which numbered upward of 200 people. “I just hope it grows every year. Next year I hope we have twice as many people because I think it’s so cool to see your professor, you know, playing the guitar. It’s not a part of them you usually see.” Before any of the faculty or staff took the stage, 2012 Mountaineer Idol winner Paris Winfrey performed John Legend’s “Ordinary People,” accompanied by bandmate Mike Niemann on the piano. Fourteen WVU staff members competed throughout the night. Country music was a
popular theme among this year’s talents. Administrative secretary Pamela DeBarr and nutrition outreach instructor Karen Bright both chose to honor the late female star, Patsy Cline. Carrie Underwood was also honored twice on Friday night, when Amber Tennant, assistant director for the Division of Human WVU Resources, sang “Good Girl” and Pamela Shriver, a PR specialist, sang “Jesus Take the Wheel.” Chris Honaker from WVU Dining Services paid tribute to Johnny Cash when he sang and played the keyboard to “Folsom
Prison Blues.” Mountainlair supervisor and audiovisual technician Jeff Jordan proved there is more to electronic music than just dubstep when he performed “The Model” by the German band Kraftwerk on his keyboard. Jordan even sang one of the verses to the song in German. Among the most unique talents of the night were Jason Burns’ storytelling and Jeff Fidan playing the hammered dulcimer. Other performers included Rosemary Stephenson, Lisa Parlik and Thirimachos Bourhai. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Black Keys, Skrillex take home gold at the Grammy Awards LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys is not such a lonely boy after all. The singer-guitarist took the early lead at the Grammy Awards, picking up three trophies and assisting with a fourth during the pre-telecast show. Auerbach won producer of the year alone and best rock song for “Lonely Boy” and rock album for “El Camino” with his bandmate Patrick Carney, joining electronic dance music innovator Skrillex atop the early leaderboard. He was also producer for another winner, Dr. John. A slew of artists sit one back going into the main awards show Sunday night at the Staples Center, including Kanye West and JayZ, Gotye, former best new artist winner Esperanza Spalding, jazz man Chick Corea and Christian singersongwriter Matt Redman.
Most of the attention has been on Frank Ocean going into the awards, but his fellow lead nominees got an early lead on the R&B singer during the pre-telecast show. West and Jay-Z won best rap song and best rap performance for the song “... in Paris” from their “Watch the Throne” collaboration and lost a third for short form video for “No Church in The Wild,” which featured Ocean. Ocean will be up for five awards later in the evening. Other early winners included Rihanna, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Mumford & Sons, one of six top nominees with six nods apiece. Ocean is up for the major awards best new artist, album of the year and record of the year when the show airs live on CBS at 8 p.m. EST from the Staples Center. The Grammy pre-telecast awards show at the
Nokia Theatre had 70 trophies up for grabs, including rock, pop, rap and country categories. Skrillex won best dance recording for “Bangarang,” featuring Sirah, best dance/ electronica album for “Bangarang” and best remixed recording. “Let’s keep making music,” he said. “... We’re a big family. We’re a big community. We support music and forward-thinking ideas here.” Gotye won best alternative album for “Making Mirrors” and best pop/duo performance for “Somebody That I Used To Know,” featuring Kimbra. Spalding had one of the most touching moments of the pre-telecast awards show, taking the stage with her longtime jazz teacher Thara Memory for their win in the best instrumental arrangement accompanying vocalist category. She also
won for best jazz vocal album for her “Radio Music Society.” Corea, who competed against himself in two categories, won best improvised jazz solo for “Hot House” with Gary Burton and best instrumental composition for “Mozart Goes Dancing.” And Redman won best gospel/contemporary Christian music performance and best contemporary Christian music song (in a tie) for “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord).” Other early winners included Rihanna, who won short form music video for “We Found Love” featuring Calvin Harris, and Swift won the Grammy for best song written for visual media for “Safe & Sound,” her collaboration with The Civil Wars on “The Hunger Games” soundtrack. It was Swift’s seventh Grammy and the third for Joy Williams and John Paul White
of The Civil Wars. “I think it’s appropriate that Taylor thanks us because we’ve been carrying her for a while and it’s getting really tiring,” White joked. Beyonce won for best traditional R&B performance, Mumford & Sons took their first Grammy, winning along with Old Crow Medicine Show and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros for their long form video documentary “Big Easy Express.” Celebrities began rolling down the red carpet in the early afternoon, but it remained to be seen if any would try to skirt CBS’s mandate that stars dress appropriately with butts, breasts and other sensitive areas covered adequately. “I think it’s just, you know, we should always stay classy and dress according to the event that’s being held,” Ashanti said on the red carpet. “So I don’t think people should be limited so much and told what you can and cannot do. But, you know, you do have to have a certain class and prestige about yourself.” Celebrities also felt an increased Los Angeles Police Department presence in light of a manhunt involving an alleged cop killer. Police were everywhere, including atop the hotel across from the Staples Center. Ocean might be riding a wave toward some of the night’s biggest honors. He is still up for five awards going into the night along with fellow top nominee fun. “It feels cool,” Ocean said on the red carpet. “It’s really bright, a lot of beautiful ladies walking around being fancy. I have to perform tonight so the wheels are constantly spinning. You can’t really just sit in your seat
and take it all in.” All the night’s major awards are still to come. Jack White’s “Blunderbuss” competes with fun.’s “Some Nights,” Ocean’s “channel ORANGE,” Mumford’s “Babel” and The Keys’ “El Camino” for the night’s top award, album of the year. Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know,” featuring Kimbra, Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” join the fun., Ocean and Black Keys entries in record of the year. Fun. and Clarkson also are nominated for song of the year along with Ed Sheeran’s “The A Team,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and Miguel’s “Adorn.” And rounding out the major categories, fun., Ocean, Alabama Shakes, Hunter Hayes and The Lumineers are up for best new artist. Swift will kick things off with a show-opening performance. Fun. and Ocean will take the stage. Others scheduled to perform include Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood, Clarkson, White and Juanes. There will be no shortage of mashups the Grammys have become famous for, either. Elton John, Mavis Staples, Mumford, Brittany Howard, T Bone Burnett and Zac Brown are saluting the late Levon Helm, who won the Americana Grammy last year a few months before his death. The Keys will join Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on stage. Sting, Rihanna and Bruno Mars will perform together. Other team-ups include Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley, and Alicia Keys and Maroon 5.
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‘Elk and Wolf’deals with pressing issues BY CAROL FOX copy desk chief
An intimate theater space was transformed into the austere interior of an interrogation room this weekend, when local theater company M. T. Pockets presented their second major production of the 2013 season, “Elk and Wolf.” Co-written by Professor Emeritus Don Fidler and Travis Teffner, who plays Trevor “Tracker” Wolf in this production, the play deals with some of the most pressing issues in the United States today. Fidler and Teffner tackle health care, terrorism and consumerism, which is no small feat. And they did so on such a personal and relatable level that many in the audience were brought to tears by the play’s end. The performance opened with FBI Agent Margaret Finch, played by Mya Brown, an MFA theater student at WVU, interrogating a young man in an orange jumpsuit. We learn this young man’s name is Bailey Caulfield Ross, (played by Sean Marko,) and he is the
son of affluent globetrotters who never had time to devote to rearing a child. Also, we learn Bailey has just committed his first act of terrorism by blowing up a Shell gas station. Bailey, a spoiled junior WASP from the U.S., certainly calls into question what we think of when we imagine terrorists. However, he has definitely worked for the last eight years of his life to plan what is essentially an act of terrorism meant to capture the attention of the U.S. government. Agent Finch can’t seem to get anything out of Bailey, though, and she decides to send in one of her FBI interns, the nervous but promising Tracker Wolf. As the play progresses, Tracker and Bailey grow close in a relationship that can’t really be called a friendship but certainly involves a level of respect and understanding. Tracker is able to win Bailey’s confidence, and we learn Bailey has been on a mission for more complete and cost-effective health care since he was 14.
Sean Marko plays Bailey in a tense scene during ‘Elk and Wolf.’
Bailey was diagnosed with leukemia at 13. He was sent to a clinic, where he met Alfonso “Mex” Ortiz. Mex becomes his best friend, but because he cannot afford the treatments for leukemia he passes away. Bailey is crushed by the injustice. After eight years of planning, Bailey has certain people – what we can only imagine as a mobilized force that also wants social change – carry out the master plan while he sits in solitary confinement after the first explosion. The targets of his plan aren’t only Shell gas stations; he hits many major corporations, including Wal-Mart and McDonald’s. The relationship between Bailey and Tracker flourishes because Tracker is naturally good at his job. He is clearly a dedicated FBI agent, which can be seen when the play takes the action from the interrogation room to Tracker’s home, with his expecting wife, pediatrician Teanna, (played by Shannon Uphold, a sophomore theatre student at WVU.) His care
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Sean Marko, left, plays Bailey in the interrogation scene from M. T. Pockets Theatre Company’s production ‘Elk and Wolf.’ for her and the strife his dedication to his job can cause are both obvious but often at odds. As the play progresses, we see Bailey’s plan get out of hand. It turns out many people are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the U.S., and Bailey’s call to action fuels many more acts of terrorism. This inability to control the situation leads to a breakdown on all fronts, and the play leaves us unsettled in such a way that feels true to our times but awfully grim. With such a small cast, each member of the ensemble had to deliver an impressive performance for the play to work so well. Watching Teffner as Tracker’s transformation from shaky newbie to an incensed agent back to a man unsure of the federal system was remarkable. And with each stage in the character’s development, Teffner brought an unrivaled emotional intensity to the role. At the beginning of the performance, Teffner portrayed tracker as unsure of himself and a little afraid of Bailey – literally shaking as he talked to the young man. But as his relationship with Bailey evolved, and as the terror Bailey incited came closer to Track-
er’s home, he transformed into a man determined to save the lives of innocents. And, by the end of the play, Tracker was back to his shakiness, but this time it’s because he has lost so much – control, his wife and baby and faith in justice. Marko as Bailey deserves some recognition, as well. In a medium often focused on movement and filling the theatrical space, Marko performed the entire show in handcuffs and ankle cuffs. He was excellent at mitigating this for two reasons. First, even though his mobility was restricted, he made the most by moving his body as much as possible, talking with his hands and making deliberate moves across the stage. Secondly, Marko’s facial expressions were impeccable. He brought all the disturbing force of a slightly deranged youth. Brown as Agent Finch perfectly portrayed a powerful, no-nonsense female agent with a sass and frankness that often provided comic relief. And Uphold as Teanna provided the layers of happiness and sorrow of an expecting mother bringing a baby into an often tumultuous world. The set design by Andrew Amadei also deserves
some mention, as it was unlike any other I have seen at M. T. Pockets. The main wall in the interrogation room was made so it could swing against the back wall of the stage, and it became the fireplace of the cozy first home of Tracker and Teanna. A quick set crew made the change each time the setting changed, and it truly transformed the mood of the play. If you’re looking to escape into a good story and see some amazing performances, M. T. Pockets has a diverse season planned for 2013. Filled with everything from comedies to dramas, play festivals and holiday plays, this year should be a very exciting one for M. T. Pockets. The next show, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Awardwinning “Doubt: A Parable,” written by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Christian Cox, will run Mach 8-9 and 14-16 at 8 p.m. Tickets will be $14.50 for adults, $12.50 for senior citizens and $9 for students. M. T. Pockets is located next to Book Holders at 1390 ½ University Ave. For more information, including upcoming productions and how to purchase tickets, please visit http://mtpocketstheatre.com. email@example.com
New York Fashion Week sees many replicated pieces; coincidence or conspiracy? NEW YORK (AP) — During every season of designer previews at New York Fashion Week a few key, quirky items seem to pop up on different runways. They’re not quite trends since one has to think they’re partly for runway effect not retail orders, but they’re part of the style zeitgeist nonetheless. This time there were fur mittens – oversized like boxer mitts – at Alexander Wang and Altuzarra. What were the odds? And how does the ball start rolling on items such as oversized fur mittens, harnesses or sleeveless coats? It’s safe to say designers don’t take a meeting together to decide what direction to go in. “The honest answer is some of it is plain and simple coincidence,” said Cindi Leive, editor in chief of Glamour magazine. “These designers are creating hundreds of looks over the course of a season. It would be more unusual if there were no overlap.” Still, she said, there also are fashion cycles and sociological factors to consider as catwalk collections are prepared. Take fur – both real and fake. Leive said Sunday it has been on every runway so far on this fourth of eight days of fashion week. After the recession, no one was touching fur, she said, but it has slowly made a comeback as people feel a little more comfortable about spending money. The interpretation this go-around has been impactful, with an emphasis on oversized unexpected fur touches such as hoods, handbags and boots, but they’re not as expensive as a full-length coat. It’s important for fashion insiders to be aware of what’s happening in other parts of culture, including politics and art, said Marie Claire executive editor Nina Garcia earlier in the week as she prepared to judge aspiring designers at “Project Runway.” “Successful designers soak it all in,” she said. Fashion week continues in New York through Thursday, when the influential Marc Jacobs closes out things. Run-
way previews then move on to London, Milan and Paris. VICTORIA BECKHAM The opening look at Victoria Beckham’s show was a windowpane plaid coat. She also incorporated more sweaters and knits into her collection, with a nod to mod with some geometric, colorblocked shift dresses. The most unexpected looks were the flashes of bright yellow, including a sleeveless trench; the techno shine she added to pleated skirts that the audience could only see as the models walked; and the long capestyle tuxedo coat. One of the important evolutions for fall is the softer shoulder, which she used to tweak one of her popular zip-back, slim-fit dress silhouettes. For shoes, she put models in lower kitten heels, made in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik, which was a bit of a surprise for a woman known for skyscraper stilettos. “I’m always designing what I want to wear,” she said. DKNY Donna Karan’s DKNY label features a lot of lipstick red and hot pink looks for fall. Yes, there were toughgirl looks, including a long quilted bomber jacket and a long silk-and-jersey dress with sheer panels in black. But it was the brights, and especially the animalprint brights, that lit up the runway.
There was a “heartthrob red” quilted crop top worn over a flowing, long silk dress and a tailored, peak-lapel blazer in “pop pink” over a button-down shirtdress. The animal prints showed off a long tunic-length sweater silhouette. Colorblocking was freshest when Karan used sophisticated camel, crisp white and downtown black on a paneled parka, and when she mixed gray herringbone, white and black on a flirty dress with a slim bodice, full skirt and soft shoulders. DEREK LAM Derek Lam says a navyblack mix is one of his favorite combinations. “There’s something very unpretentious about navy, and black is very crisp and stark. The navy breaks up the black. And black gives the navy an urban feel,” the designer said backstage after his fall-winter preview. Lam paired a navy-andwhite satin top with a black wool trouser. A navy-andgray wool jersey T-shirt came with a navy-and-black jacquard trouser, plus black shoes and bag. A felt coat came in navy, black and white wool, covering an ivory lace dress. Another big color on Lam’s runway this season: luxurious camel. A classic, loose coat in camel cashmere opened the show, and a roomy cashmere duffel coat looked glamorous with sunglasses of the same color.
Camel was also used for a wool cashmere pullover, a wool-and-cashmere dress and a big boucle cape. Capes in general were a popular item. One particularly nice look was an elbowlength black leather cape that tied in front. A red, knee-length fox fur vest, paired with wine-colored flat boots, was by far the most flamboyant item in the show. A shorter, navy fox vest was more understated and in line with the rest of the collection. It was paired with a navy crochet dress and brown ankle boots. CHRISTIAN SIRIANO The “Project Runway” alum used the Russian opera as the inspiration for his fall runway show, using a book of Russian opera houses as reference. The girl wearing this collection, he said, was on her way to see the Russian opera. “I wanted it to be a story of what she wears during the day, what she’ll wear for a cocktail dress, what she’ll wear to the opera,” he said. His vintage-inspired day looks evoke many eras, from the 1940s to the 1960s, and were mostly separates of turtlenecks paired with loose leather trousers and faux fur vests in muted colors such as white, black and camel. One ensemble included a pointed-toe flat in a penny loafer style, a surprise inclusion given fashion’s love for the high heel. Siriano explained it as a way to ensure
its wearability, and also because he “wanted it to be a bit more demure, a bit simple.” Other shoes in the collection included bootie heels and heeled penny loafers with gold trim, echoing the filigree that anchored many of the evening dresses that closed the show. JOSEPH ALTUZARRA Joseph Altuzarra’s urban, confident, fashion-forward customer wears graphic black-and-white leather – layers it on, in fact – and then there’s the fox or mink fur on top. She’s not shy about drawing attention in fur mittens, shiny grommet embellishment and strategically
placed zippers. She wears her high-waisted trousers with a low-slung belt. His fall-winter collection also includes optic white pants and a khaki cotton sleeveless trench worn with a khaki four-button tailored skirt. The silhouette he offers his customers is strong and slim, sometimes with a little bump at the hip. “The design and construction emphasize the nip of the waist and exaggerate the hip, while shrunken proportions mixed with a bolder shoulder volume sharpen the classic silhouette,” he says in describing the shape.
A model walks the runway at New York Fashion Week.
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Brantley Gilbert packs Coliseum
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Brantley Gilbert performs for a packed Coliseum Saturday night.
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Country music returned to West Virginia University Saturday night with Brantley Gilbert’s “Hell On Wheels” tour. The Coliseum was packed and rockin’ for the sold-out show. “This was my first country concert,” said sophomore business student Garrett Stryker. “I didn’t know a lot about Brantley, but I had a lot of fun.” Two acts preceded the headliner. First was upand-coming country singer Brian Davis, who sang his signature song “Pull up a
Tailgate.” Next up was Kip Moore, who started off with “Reckless” and went right into his new hit song, “Beer Money.” He really got the crowd going when he sang his last song, “Somethin’ ’Bout a Truck,” in a Geno Smith jersey. It was the perfect opening act for a rowdy bunch of Mountaineers. Moore definitely stole the show Saturday night. “Kip Moore killed it,” said sophomore engineering student Christopher Bupp. “He had more energy and just really got the crowd into it.” Many other fans felt the same way.
However, there was a lot of down time between the acts, which helped deaden the hype and mood. Flashing lights and smoke filled the entire building as Gilbert came onstage to a roaring applause. Gilbert played the song that inspired the title of the tour, “Hell On Wheels.” He also sang “My Kinda Party” and “Dirt Road Anthem,” which he wrote, but were made popular by friend and colleague Jason Aldean. The country star slowed it down a little bit with his two latest singles, “More Than Miles” and “You
Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” but he still kept true to his southern rock style with lots of guitar. Drummer Ben Sims had his time in the spotlight with a great solo during Gilbert’s new song, “Read Me My Rights,” but was outshined by the awesome guitar solo of bandmate John Merlino during “G.R.I.T.S.” Even bassist Jonathan Waggoner had a short solo during the concert. Every time Gilbert mentioned West Virginia on stage, which was in or between nearly every song, the crowd erupted with cheers and applause. After thanking all the fans for coming out, Gilbert performed an energetic “Kick it in the Sticks” to end the show. All three performers got the crowd excited, and all three sounded just as good live as they do on the radio. Gilbert’s band played especially well, and when they weren’t playing, Gilbert was entertaining the audience with stories of his
success and his new fiance. But that said, many country No one was disappointed fans have seen better. at the end of the night, and firstname.lastname@example.org overall it was a good show.
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Kip Moore pumps up the crowd at the Coliseum.
‘Identity Thief’ tops box office LOS ANGELES (AP)— “Identity Thief” has turned out to be the real thing at the North American box office. The comedy starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy debuted at No. 1 with a $36.6 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. “Identity Thief” opened solidly despite the winter storm that buried much of the U.S. Northeast. Distributor Universal Pictures estimates the storm might have choked off as much as 10 percent of the movie’s business. “It took such a chunk out of the business this weekend. But we can’t control Mother Nature,” said Nikki Rocco, Universal’s head of distribution. “We probably could have hit $40 million if it weren’t for the weather this weekend.” The previous weekend’s top movie, the zombie romance “Warm Bodies,” fell to No. 2 with $11.5 million. That raises its domestic total to $36.7 million. The weekend’s other new wide release, Steven Soder-
bergh’s thriller “Side Effects,” had a modest opening of $10 million, coming in at No. 3. Tom Cruise’s 1986 hit “Top Gun” took flight again in theaters with a 3-D reissue that pulled in $1.9 million in narrow release of 300 theaters. The movie has a short run on the bigscreen leading up to its Feb. 19 3-D release on DVD and Blu-ray. Overall domestic revenues were down sharply from a year ago, when four movies had big openings - “The Vow,” “Safe House,” “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” and a 3-D reissue of “Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.” Receipts totaled $105 million, down 45 percent from the same weekend last year - which was the only non-holiday weekend to have four movies open with more than $20 million, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. “The same weekend a year ago was such a tremendous weekend,” said Hollywood.com analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “It’s really
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tough to live up to a weekend like we had last year. It was sort of a foregone conclusion that this was going to be a down weekend.” “Identity Thief” came in above industry expectations despite the storm and poor reviews for the comedy, which stars Bateman as a man chasing down a con artist (McCarthy) who has racked up thousands of dollars of charges in his name. The combination of the actors and the premise made it a review-proof comedy, Rocco said. “I think people just want to be entertained,” Rocco said. “The chemistry between Jason and Melissa is the reason why this picture is doing so well.” Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday. 1. “Identity Thief,” $36.6 million ($230,000 international). 2. “Warm Bodies,” $11.5 million. 3. “Side Effects,” $10 million. 4. “Silver Linings Playbook,” $6.9 million. 5. “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters,” $5.8 million ($11.6 million international). 6. “Mama,” $4.3 million ($6.1 million international). 7. “Zero Dark Thirty,” $4 million. 8. “Argo,” $2.5 million. 9. “Django Unchained,” $2.3 million. 10. “Bullet to the Head,” $2 million.
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West Virginia beats TCU, earns third-straight win by doug walp
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Don’t buy into WVU’s recent success
Following its worst start to a season in the last 10 years, the West Virginia men’s basketball team continued its apparent turnaround Saturday afternoon against TCU, dropping the Horned Frogs 63-50 to complete the Mountaineers’ third separate three-game winning streak this year. The win brings West Virginia (12-11, 5-5) back to .500 in conference play and marks the first three-game conference win streak since WVU joined the Big 12 this season. “The exciting thing is now we’re 5-5 in the league,” said West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins, who coached his 1,000th game Saturday afternoon. “There will be some people who lose today that will come falling back to us. Now we go home, we take a day off, we go at it for two days, go to Waco.” Freshman guard Terry Henderson scored a game-high 17 points on 5 of 6 shooting from the field, including 3 of 4 from behind the arc, and a perfect 4 for 4 from the free-throw line. It was Henderson’s highest output since being limited by a lower back injury in the beginning of January. “I’ve been feeling good – just treating it, getting back to normal,” said Henderson of his former injury. “(I’m) trying to get my athleticism and my core back to where it needs to be, but I felt good out there today. “I felt like they were leaving me too open, and, you know, I just let it fly and it went in tonight.” Fellow freshman guard Eron Harris also let it fly Saturday afternoon against the Horned Frogs, netting 14 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor. Harris was also 2 of 3 from long range. “Everybody loves it just because we’re young guys,” Harris said. “We’re coming in and contributing as freshmen, and that’s a bright future for us. People like to see that.” Henderson echoed Harris’ sentiments. “Yeah, it’s fun playing with him,” Henderson said. “And it’s hard for the defense to figure out. We’ve got two athletic shooters – that’s hard to cover. And it’s just going to be a bright future for both of us.” Sophomore guard Jabarie Hinds also scored 12 points to go with four steals, four assists and four rebounds in West Virginia’s second regular season series sweep against a Big 12 team this year.
Unfortunately for the West Virginia men’s basketball team, we live in a world in which, generally speaking, success isn’t achieved by simply doing what we’re supposed to do. The best example I can think of this is one that happens on campus. If you showed up on time for your 8:30 a.m. class this morning, it definitely took some extra effort. I know how difficult it can be to wake up early on a cold Monday morning and trek to class – especially after a long weekend. However, your professor probably didn’t stop his lecture and congratulate you on making it to class on time. It’s what you’re supposed to do – what’s expected of you. So why are some fans praising the return of West Virginia when all it has done so far is (figuratively) show up to class? I know winning on the road in the Big 12 isn’t easy, but Texas Tech and TCU are not wins to get super excited about. Honestly, wins against Seton Hall and Providence would impress me more. Holding off Texas at home was a nice win, but the game got close when it didn’t have to be, and ultimately, it was a game the Mountaineers should have won. What impressed me most in the Mountaineers’ recent string of games wasn’t a victory, but a narrow defeat. The amount of fight and energy West Virginia displayed in a five-point loss to thenNo. 2 Kansas made me think perhaps the direction of the season wasn’t quite charted yet. However, Kansas’ backto-back conference losses, including one at home, have lessened the value of that performance. It’s okay for West Virginia fans to have a little more
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Freshman guard Eron Harris, left, and sophomore guard Jabarie Hinds scored 14 and 12 points, respectively, in West Virginia’s win against TCU Saturday.
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Mountaineers win crucial road game vs. Kansas by amit batra sports writer
The West Virginia women’s basketball team defeated the Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday afternoon in a much-needed quality win for its NCAA tournament resume. In the 72-56 win, the Mountaineers got a spark from senior center Ayana Dunning; she paved the way with a near doubledouble of 19 points and nine rebounds. It was Dunning’s ninth time leading West Virginia in scoring this season and her 10th time leading the Mountaineers in rebounding. “YaYa (Dunning), especially in the second half, our players were doing a good job getting the ball to her,” said head coach Mike Carey. “She was hitting some shots and finish-
ing, and when YaYa plays well, we play well. I hate to put all that pressure on her, but I will.” WVU (14-9, 6-6 Big 12) was able to pull away against KU in the late stages of the second half after both teams went back and forth with the lead. While up 50-46, West Virginia’s Christal Caldwell hit a key 3-pointer to ignite a 10-0 run and give the Mountaineers a 14-point lead with more than six minutes remaining. While Kansas (14-8, 5-6 Big 12) struggled to hold on to the ball and score during WVU’s late game run, the Jayhawks weren’t able to contain the Mountaineers in Saturday afternoon’s battle in Allen Fieldhouse. Carey’s squad shot a season-high 43.8 percent from the field (28-of-64) in conference play. While KU
led the league in field goal percentage coming into the game with 42.8 percent, it struggled against WVU’s aggressive style, shooting 36.8 percent on the afternoon, still held below its scoring average. The first half proved a back-and-forth battle, as there were nine lead changes and five ties after the Mountaineers led 7-6 in the early stages of the game. Neither team could get the slightest bit of separation, and both were unable to pull away by more than 4 points in the first The West Virginia women’s basketball celebrates after a win earlier in the season. half. West Virginia had a 2928 lead at the half, but the Jayhawks’ Carolyn Davis chipped in half of those points with an impressive 14 at the break. She would be held scoreless in the second half.
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Mountaineers top George Mason by connor murray sports correspondent
The West Virginia men’s and women’s diving teams took three of four events from the visiting George Mason Patriots Saturday at the WVU Natatorium. In their last regular season meet before the Big 12 championships the Mountaineers were able to get back on track and get some live competition, rather than waiting a full-month or more between meets, as they originally planned. Diving head coach Michael Grapner scheduled the meet with George Mason to prevent the team from getting rusty between regular and postseason meets, and the Mountaineers responded with a solid performance. Leading the way for the Mountaineers was sophomore Haily VandePoel, who took first-place finishes on the one- and three-meter boards with scores of 259.80 and 288.67. VandePoel has emerged as one of the Mountaineers’ most consistent performers this year. Saturday’s com-
petition marked the fourth-straight dual meet in which the sophomore had at least one first-place finish, either on the one or three-meter boards. Freshman Christian Parker put a cap on what has been an impressive first year, taking first place on the three-meter board with a score of 284.33. Following his victory on the threemeter, Parker capped a solid day with a second-place finish on the one-meter board with a score of 270.30. VandePoel’s two victories coupled with Parker’s first-place finish gave the Mountaineers the advantage in three of the four events in Saturday’s meet. Keeping with the trend of underclassmen coming up big, freshman Tori Taffner managed a second-place finish on the three-meter board with a score of 226.12, and sophomore Jennifer Rey earned a second-place finish on the one-meter board with a score of 238.65. Although he has had an outstanding season to this point, junior Rich-
ard Pokorny experienced a few bumps in the road Saturday. The two-time Big 12 Men’s Diver of the Week could manage only a thirdplace finish on the one-meter board, with a score of 260.70. Pokorny finished in seventh place on the threemeter board, putting up a score of 233.10. With the regular season now behind them, the Mountaineers will now have nearly three weeks to rest up and work out any kinks before they take part in the biggest competition of the season at the Big 12 championships. For the Mountaineers to have success on the big stage at the conference championship, they will need Haily VandePoel to continue her hot streak with another solid performance. If the team can get a showing from the underclassmen similar to the one they had against George Mason, they could certainly make some noise in Austin, Texas, in their first experience at the Big 12 championships. email@example.com
Paternos issue report, challenge Freeh’s findings STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A report commissioned by Joe Paterno’s family says the late coach did nothing wrong in his handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal and portrays Paterno as the victim of a “rush to injustice” created by former FBI director Louis Freeh’s investigation of the case for Penn State. The family’s critique, released Sunday, argues that the findings of the Freeh report published last July were unsupported by the facts. Former U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh, one of the experts assembled by the family’s lawyer to review Freeh’s report last year to Penn State, called the document fundamentally flawed and incomplete. Freeh’s report reached “inaccurate and unfounded findings related to Mr. Paterno and its numerous process-oriented deficiencies was a rush to injustice and calls into question” the investigation’s credibility, Thornburgh was quoted as saying. In a statement released Sunday through a spokesman, Freeh defended his work. “I stand by our conclusion that four of the most powerful people at Penn State failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for
Continued from page 9 hope than they had a week ago. After all, it’s the first time since December the Mountaineers have been able to string together three consecutive wins. Coach Bob Huggins’ boys have finally found a little bit of a rhythm offensively, and the Mountaineers’ 7-of-10 effort from beyond the arc in Saturday’s 63-50 win against TCU was only the second time in 14 years West Virginia connected on 70 percent or better in a game from three-point territory.
Continued from page 9 “In the first half, they were hurting us in the paint with Davis,” Carey said. “We made some adjustments at halftime and did a good job on her the second half; that was the key.” Junior guard Christal Caldwell added 15 points for the Mountaineers, and
Continued from page 9 As a team, the Mountaineers shot better than 50 percent from the field for just the fifth time this season. West Virginia is now 39-1 all-time when the team shoots 50 percent or better from the field under Bob Huggins. In addition to West Virginia’s offensive efficiency, the Mountaineers’ defense again held TCU to the lowest total of any opponent faced this season. This came less than 72 hours
over a decade,” he said. Paterno’s family released what it billed as an exhaustive response to Freeh’s work, based on independent analyses, on the website paterno.com. “We conclude that the observations as to Joe Paterno in the Freeh report are unfounded, and have done a disservice not only to Joe Paterno and the university community,” the family’s report said, “but also to the victims of Jerry Sandusky and the critical mission of educating the public on the dangers of child sexual victimization.” Freeh’s findings also implicated former administrators in university president Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and retired vice president Gary Schultz. Less than two weeks after the Freeh report was released in July, the NCAA acted with uncharacteristic speed in levying massive sanctions against the football program for the scandal. “Taking into account the available witness statements and evidence, it is more reasonable to conclude that, in order to avoid the consequences of bad publicity, the most powerful leaders at Penn State University – Messrs. Spanier, Schultz, Paterno and Curley – repeatedly concealed critical facts relating
to Sandusky’s child abuse” from authorities, trustees and the university community, Freeh wrote in releasing the report. The former administrators have vehemently denied the allegations. So, too, has Paterno’s family, though it reserved more extensive comment until its own report was complete. The counter-offensive began in earnest this weekend. The family’s findings said that Paterno: – Never asked or told anyone not to investigate an allegation made against Sandusky 12 years ago, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2001. – Never asked or told former administrators not to report the 2001 allegation. – And never asked or told anyone not to discuss or hide information reported by graduate assistant Mike McQueary about the 2001 allegation. “Paterno reported the information to his superior(s) pursuant to his understanding of university protocol and relied upon them to investigate and report as appropriate,” the family’s analysis said. Paterno’s widow, Sue, broke her silence Friday in a letter to hundreds of former players informing them of the report’s impending release. “The Freeh report failed and if it is not challenged and corrected, noth-
ing worthwhile will have come from these tragic events,” she wrote. “I had expected to find Louis Freeh had done his usual thorough and professional job,” Thornburgh said in a video posted on paterno.com. “I found the report to be inaccurate in some respects, speculative and unsupported to the record compiled ... in short, fundamentally flawed as to the determinations made to the role – if any – Mr. Paterno played in any of this.” Freeh was brought in to conduct an independent investigation of the school’s response to allegations and find any shortcomings in governance and compliance to make sure failures don’t happen again, Penn State said in a statement Sunday. Freeh made 119 recommendations to strengthen policies, and the majority have been implemented, according to the school. University trustees and leaders have been criticized by some dissatisfied alumni, ex-players and community residents for their handling of Paterno’s dismissal, the Freeh report and the sanctions. “It is understandable and appreciated that people will draw their own conclusions and opinions from the facts uncovered in the Freeh report,” the school said.
West Virginia is above .500 for the first time since Jan. 5 and holds a modest 5-5 record in Big 12 play. There’s no denying this team is playing as well as it has all season in conference play, but there are serious hurdles ahead that need to be cleared in order to reach some of the lofty projections some fans are sketching out in their newfound hope. Perhaps the most frightening aspect of West Virginia’s remaining schedule is the road games. The Mountaineers have two trips to the Sunflower State to tangle with Kansas State and Kansas. They also have to travel to Oklahoma to
play a team that has beaten West Virginia twice this season and just knocked off the Jayhawks at home. Then there’s that whole thing with Baylor. The Mountaineers have yet to play the Bears (15-8, 6-4) this season, but they’ll play them twice in a two-week span starting Wednesday, when the Mounties travel to Waco, Texas. Excluding Baylor, West Virginia has a 1-5 record against its final six opponents. They’re not supposed to win those games, but can they? I don’t know. I have to give West Virginia credit for fighting its
way back into the discussion. A mere week ago, it was laughable to suggest the Mountaineers could salvage anything from this season that somewhat resembled a solid year. Things are different now, and I give you that. I’m far away from being sold, though. Before I start buying into any postseason destinations, I need to see something I don’t expect – like a West Virginia win when they’re not supposed to. Or a professor applauding a student for showing up to class on time.
WVU earned some solid bench play as sophomore forward Crystal Leary and freshman guard Darius Faulk combined for 15 points. West Virginia also out-rebounded Kansas 4534 on the afternoon. KU had 15 turnovers Saturday, while WVU had its own season-low of nine. A struggling statistic against Texas Tech was the amount of free throws the Lady Raiders had: a whopping
42 (converting 36). Kansas and West Virginia both had 19 free-throw attempts, but the Mountaineers shot the ball 10 percent better from the charity stripe. Davis led the Jayhawks in scoring with her 14 firsthalf points and a gameleading 11 rebounds. Chelsea Gardner chipped in 11 points and Angel Goodrich added 9 points, six assists and six rebounds. “Angel Goodrich is one
of the better point guards in the country, and I thought we did a good job on her,” Carey said. “She can hurt you at any time. She can drive it and shoot it, and I thought our girls did a good job on her.” West Virginia returns home Wednesday night to take on Oklahoma State. The game will tip at 7 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum.
after the Horned Frogs scored 62 against Kansas in what’s being called one of the biggest upsets of the entire college basketball season. “Defensively, we didn’t play near where we have shown we can do,” Harris said. “And I don’t know why we didn’t come out aggressive, but second half we just fixed that. It felt like the zone slowed them down a little bit and made them force jump shots.” TCU also scored just 50 points in the first meeting Jan. 23 in Morgantown. Now, despite West Vir-
ginia’s return to .500 in conference play, it should be noted all five wins have come against the teams with the three worst records in the Big 12 – Texas, Texas Tech and TCU. The Mountaineers are still 0-5 against Big 12 teams with a winning conference record, but they’ll have several opportunities down this critical stretch to change that mark, including two very important games against Baylor that, if West Virginia were to win, would significantly help WVU supplant the Bears as the sixth-best team, by re-
cord, in the conference. Harris said that, on the heels of this latest threegame winning streak, the Mountaineers are already playing with the belief they’re competing at as high a level as anyone in the Big 12 right now. “We definitely have the confidence to be in the top three in the conference now,” Harris said. “We’ve just got to keep winning these games. “We’ve got three in a row; let’s make it four.”
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Mountaineers earn first Big 12 win over Iowa St. by meghan carr
The West Virginia gymnastics and wrestling teams hosted the second ever Beauty and the Beast event at the Coliseum Sunday. Facing their second Big 12 Conference opponent for the season, the Mountaineers finished with a season-high 196.15 and beat Iowa State who finished with a season-high 194.825 for their first Big 12 win of the season. “It’s awesome. Iowa State is a very completive team, and so to have it happen in front of the home crowd and get our first Big 12 win ever – it was an awesome feeling,” said head coach Jason Butts. The Mountaineers performed in front of another record crowd as 2,522 fans watched the WVU gymnastics and wrestling teams compete simultaneously – the sixth-best crowd for WVU gymnastics. “The crowd was amazing, and just the energy that they brought into the Coliseum today, we feed off of that energy, and I felt that they were a loud crowd – even louder than last week,” Butts said. WVU opened the meet on vault and finished with its highest score of the season – 49.200 – while ISU began on uneven bars and finished with 48.700.
Freshman Jaida Lawrence won the vault event, scoring 9.875. WVU placed first after the first rotation and never relinquished its lead. The Mountaineers then rotated to the uneven bars event, in which they finished with another season-high score of 49.200. Junior Hope Sloanhoffer and senior Kaylyn Millick both finished with meetbest 9.875 scores. “It’s nice; these girls work really hard, and it’s nice for them to get to show off in front of this many people,” Butts said. The Mo u nt a i n e e r s scored a 48.850 behind sophomore Beth Deal’s 9.850 performance. In just her second meet of the season, Deal scored the highest on the team. Millick finished second with a score of 9.825. Some of the Mountaineers struggled on the balance beam, including Sloanhoffer, whom Butts considers the most consistent gymnast on the team. She surprised her team and the crowd when she fell from the balance beam mid-routine. “I think when she makes a mistake, it just shocks everyone, because she is so consistent. I think she just had a little bit of an off day, but she’ll get into the gym this week and really work on the mistakes that she made,” Butts said.
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Senior Kaylyn Millick performs Sunday against Iowa State. For the final rotation, the Mountaineers competed on the floor event and finished with a 48.9. Senior Alaska Richardson scored a team-best 9.850, followed by Millick’s score of 9.825. Millick placed first in allaround score with a 39.375, and she has become one of the most consistent all-
around competitors for WVU. “I’ve been here for three years now, and trying to get that all-around spot and get confident. It just seems really natural to me now, and it’s good for my senior year,” Millick said. The Mountaineers won every event and finished
with a season-high 196.15 in their first Big 12 win of the season. “I’m so proud of this team. We started training in August, and we are just getting better and better every meet,” Sloanhoffer said. Butts said he hopes to continue the Beauty and
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Turnbull sees lack of passion in WVU loss to Ohio by jon fehrens sports writer
The West Virginia wrestling team fell to Ohio Sunday at the WVU Coliseum.
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Despite competing in front of an energized crowd, the West Virginia wrestling team fell to the Ohio Bobcats 29-9 in the second annual Beauty and the Beast event. WVU head coach Craig Turnbull said he liked the effort he saw from a few wrestlers, but he was critical of the team’s passion overall. Dropping a match in front of a big crowd is what Turnbull sees as the biggest disappointment. “It is kind of like a morgue back there; you know they care, but now they have to translate into a little more passion and intensity,” Turnbull said. “What brings people back is that they want to see a tough battle, and it’s just not there right now. We are just not getting enough from this young group that we have. We just have to hope there is some learning taking place, and it better show up soon, because we are running out of time.”
The opening match at Beauty and the Beast was at 197 pounds, where freshman A.J. Vizcarrondo took on Ohio’s Phil Wellington. Vizcarrondo gave 4 early points to Wellington, who only built on his lead before the match ended in a 12-5 victory for Wellington. It wasn’t until No. 24 Shane Young wrestled at 125 pounds to finally put the Mountaineers on the scoreboard. Young dominated his opponent in the second and third rounds, scoring a win by decision, 11-5. Junior Colin Johnston has been subject to criticism regarding his weight and got the start at 133 pounds against Ohio’s Joe Munos. Johnston opened up the scoring by gaining an escape point early in the second period. A late take-down would seal the deal for Johnston, finally ending his absence from the win column. “Today’s atmosphere was amazing, and it was a lot of fun to wrestle in front of a crowd like this. I have a lot more confidence now.
Not being in that win column for a while helps a lot; it will only get easier from here,” Johnston said. “I was a little rusty today, but I am only going to get better now.” Junior Nathan Pennesi, who has been the model of consistency for this wrestling team, had to fight through a match in which points were hard to come by to extend the win streak to three. Pennesi was awarded an escape point early in the third period to break the tie and win the match 1-0. Pennesi’s win was the last of the day for WVU as Ohio rattled off five matches in a row to claim a 29-9 victory. West Virginia will be out of action for the week, giving the team a lot of time to refocus and condition. “It is right back to working out and conditioning. It is the only way we will get better,” Johnston said. West Virginia will return action when it hosts Edinboro in the WVU Coliseum Feb. 23. firstname.lastname@example.org
James scores 30 for fifth-straight game, Heat top Lakers 107-97 MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 32 points on 12-for-18 shooting in a record-setting show, Dwyane Wade scored 30 and the Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-97 on Sunday for their fifth straight win. It was James’ fifth straight game with at least 30 points, a franchise record. He’s shot better than 60 percent in all five of those games. Mario Chalmers scored 13 and Chris Bosh finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Heat. Kobe Bryant had 28 points and nine assists for the Lakers, who also got 18 points from Earl Clark. The Lakers had eight turnovers in the fourth quarter, while Miami had none. With the win, Miami moved 2½ games clear of the New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference standings. The Knicks lost to the Los Angeles Clippers earlier Sunday. Dwight Howard and Steve Nash each scored 15 for the Lakers. Wade also shot 12 for 18 for Miami, which shot 55 percent as a team and held a 38-29 edge in rebound-
ing. James scored 20 in the second half and Wade had 18 in the final two quarters, but it took the reigning NBA champions until the final minutes before they could pull away. Wade had five straight points for Miami, the last of them coming with 7:15 left when his three-point play put the Heat up 89-82 – at that point, their biggest lead of the day. A minute later, Wade started what might have been Miami’s signature sequence of the game. He stepped in front of a pass by Bryant under the basket, then flipped it to Bosh before falling out of bounds. Bosh got the ball to Norris Cole, who beat Nash down the court, then lobbed a pass over his head to James, who soared for a slam that gave the Heat a seven-point lead once again. With 3:25 left, James turned in another highlight. He stole a pass, drove down the court and Nash – who found himself in the lane against a fast-charging James plenty of times Sunday, all to no avail – simply had no chance.
It was almost as if Nash wasn’t even in James’ field of vision. He leaped for a dunk, giving him 30 points and the franchise record, and Miami’s lead was nine. Bryant scored on the next Lakers possession, but Shane Battier hit a 3-pointer with 2:42 left to put Miami up 100-90 for the first double-digit lead for either team all day. And the Heat weren’t challenged again. The Lakers outscored Miami by one in the first quarter, and the Heat returned the favor in the second quarter. Los Angeles led by as much as seven in the half, the last time when Bryant made a fadeaway for a 44-37 advantage. Miami came right back with a 7-0 run, James setting up Battier’s 3-pointer to cap that little burst. And after James went to the bench with three fouls – the first time this season that’s happened in a first half – the Heat didn’t let the Lakers take advantage, and the clubs went into intermission tied at 53. Much like the first half, the third period didn’t allow either team much in the
Miami Heat forward LeBron James celebrates after scoring during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday. way of breathing room either, until the final seconds. That’s when James started flexing some muscle. James scored Miami’s
last 11 points of the third, all in the final 4:20, and four of those came in the last six seconds. He was fouled by Clark and made the first free throw. Then the second
attempt was tipped back out by Battier to James, who was just beyond the 3-point line. He connected from there, and the Heat took a 78-73 lead into the fourth.
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