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Thursday March 21, 2013
Volume 125, Issue 122
Students raise disability awareness by megan calderado staff writer
Earlier this month, West Virginia University students released a video they made to raise awareness in the Morgantown community called “Spread the Word to End the Word.” The nationwide campaign strives to raise awareness about how harmful using the word “retard” in the wrong context. The campaign encourages
schools and communities to rally together to take the pledge against using the “R-word” in order to help build a more accepting environment. “I want people to be more aware, because you never know who’s around you,” said journalism graduate student and editor of the video Whitney Godwin. “Anyone can be affected by it.” The video features WVU men’s basketball coach
Bob Huggins, WVU football coach Dana Holgorsen, President James P. Clements and his wife Beth, Mountaineer Mascot Jonathan Kimble, Miss West Virginia and numerous students sharing reasons they think it’s important to take the pledge to not use the R-word. “Since it’s for the Morgantown community, we wanted to use prominent people in the University (who) support the cause in
the video because it’s people that students and others will recognize,” Godwin said. Amber Murphy, a junior public relations student who also worked on the video, said she hopes people take the time to to actually think about what it means. “I just really hope people think before they speak. It’s a really harmful word to say in a negative context,” Murphy said.
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“Spread the Word to End the Word” was created by participants, both with and without intellectual disabilities, in the Special Olympics Global Youth Activation Summit at the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games. They felt the campaign was necessary to support the positive contributions people with intellectual disabilities make to communities, and to stop the use of the R-word as a de-
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MCCAC offers helping hand to children, families in Monongalia County BY Carlee Lammers City Editor
There are more than 1,000 reports regarding child abuse and neglect made to Child Protective Services in Monongalia County each year. For eight years, one local organization has been working to help victims become children again. The Monogalia County Child Advocacy Center is a nonprofit agency that advocates for young victims of abuse and neglect by providing a child-friendly, safe environment where children and their non offending family members can be interviewed, educated and healed. One of the MCCAC’s primary purposes is to host forensic interviews for cases sent by Child Protective Services and local law enforcement agencies. “Basically, that’s an opportunity for a child to talk about any inappropriate activity going on in their life,” said MCCAC family advocate Dianna Dickins. “What makes that the best practice for children is that, traditionally, if there is a concern or suspicion of abuse in a child’s life, they would have to go and speak to either a police officer or a CPS worker or a prosecutor – not in the most child-friendly environment. So they’d be going out to the court house, or they’d be going to the police station, and those are very intimidating circumstances for children.” The agency offers preventative community outreach efforts and counseling for both children and families. Dickins said the child-friendly and welcoming
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March deemed ‘sleepWELL’ month By carlee Lammers City editor
With spring break right around the corner, WELLWVU: The Students’ Center of Health wants to ensure students are resting as best they can. The WVU Office of Wellness and Health Promotion will teach students how to enhance their sleep habits in a lecture today. WELLWVU’s Office of Wellness and Health Promotion has designated March as “sleepWELL” month. Two sessions will be held to give students the resources they need to adapt better sleep practices.
The educational sessions will include a live simulation called “Sleepy Justin.” Sleepy Justin is an interactive tool that provides individuals with information about how to optimize a good night’s sleep while reinforcing sleep-enhancing behaviors. “Complete with acting and sound effects, ‘Sleepy Justin’ has received great reviews,” said WELLWVU graduate assistant Meghan Halbrook. “This sleep habit simulator is a hands-on game that challenges students to create an ideal sleep environment by removing items in
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the room that detract from sleep and adding items that aid sleep.” According to WELLWVU, college students are sleeping less. On average, college students receive 6-7 hours of sleep each night. WELLWVU officials said college students are known for lack of sleep, due to the vast amount of activities and responsibilities they take on. Recent research on the correlation between college students and sleep indicates an insufficient amount of sleep impacts a variety of factors in a student’s life, including health, moods, GPA, ath-
letic performance and safety. The first session will take place in the Mountainlair 11 a.m-1 p.m. The second session will be held in Braxton Tower at 8 p.m. Students will be given the opportunity to learn about products and habits that help facilitate a healthy night’s sleep, as well those that can result in less sleep. Halbrook said it is her hope the event will not only equip students with the tools they need for a more restful sleep but will guide them in adapting to
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humanizing and derogatory term. “A lot of people know that we have a daughter with special needs,” Beth Clements said. “So, that word is very offensive to us and does not define our daughter in any way. It doesn’t define anyone’s son or daughter. The term is totally outdated and inaccurate to describe a human being.”
The outgoing members of the West Virginia University Student Government Association gave their final reports and welcomed the 2013 board at Wednesday night’s “changing of the seats” ceremony. President Zach Redding gave his farewell address and wished the new administration luck in their upcoming term. “I’ve been involved in student government since the beginning of my college career, and it has taught me who I am,” Redding said. “It’s been a great year, and I really want to thank everyone for their hard work. I wish the new board the best of luck.” The outgoing administration passed two resolutions during their final meeting. The first resolution stated the WVU SGA supports Congressional passage of the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act, a bill in the U.S. Legislature that would allow housing improvement donations for nonprofit campus organizations like fraternities or sororities. The second resolution establishes a Student Government Alumni Association that will strive to connect past Student Government members with future members. Vice Chair Bridgette Boyd gave a farewell address and encouraged the incoming members to always be true to themselves.
“SGA has really taught me who I am and to stand for what I believe in,” Boyd said. “I urge the incoming board to not forget who they are when your character gets challenged.” The newly elected board took their seats and quickly went to work by presenting their plans for the upcoming term. Executive applications are now available on the SGA website. Student Body President-Elect Ryan Campione encouraged any interested student to apply for a position. “Anyone interested in serving in student government is encouraged to apply,” Campione said. “ We are working to increase student involvement – we have 42 positions and six new committee appointments that have never been offered before.” Campione also encouraged the entire student body to hold SGA accountable. “This is the beginning of a brand new journey. Our campaign put down the foundation, and from here, we are building the house,” Campione said. “If anything we have talked about or campaigned on isn’t being fulfilled to the fullest extent possible, let us know. “We encourage everyone to join us in the journey.” Student Government Association holds open meetings every Wednesday in Hatfield’s B at 7:30 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline approaching for Diversi-Tea nominations Award nominations for the fourth annual DiversiTea celebration are due Monday. During the event, which takes place April 11, individuals or groups that have promoted cultural understanding within diverse populations of the Morgantown and University community will be recognized. Criteria for nominations include being a student, a West Virginia University faculty or staff member or a member of the greater Morgantown community. Individuals or groups also must have sustained their service for more than one year and per-
formed above and beyond normal University responsibilities. In choosing the award winners, the selection committee will interpret diversity in the broadest sense, including viewing it as creating and sustaining an atmosphere of respect and inclusivity. Up to three individuals and/or groups will be awarded. Those interested in nominating an individual or group for the award can visit diversity.wvu. edu/2013-diversi-tea and fill out the nomination form – provided as a link at the bottom of the page. — ccs
DEFENSIVE LEADERS Senior defensive linemen Will Clarke and Shaq Rowell are providing the WVU defense with leadership this spring. SPORTS PAGE 9
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Thursday March 21, 2013
Stocks rise as Federal Reserve stands by stimulus
A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the news conference of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Wednesday. NEW YORK (AP) – Fear of a revived debt crisis in Europe faded from the stock market Wednesday, freeing the Dow Jones industrial average to touch an all-time high. After dipping Monday on concerns that Cyprus would become the latest European nation to stir fiscal chaos, the Dow posted its second straight day of gains. Stocks traded steadily higher for most of the day and spiked after the Federal Reserve said it will continue with aggressive measures to boost the economy. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said that Cyprus crisis posed no major risk to the U.S. economy. The Dow was up 44 points shortly before the Fed announcement. It rose as
Continued from page 1 healthier sleep habits. “Students attending the program will receive sleepWELL bands, Sleepy Time tea and sleepWELL WELLWVU pillow cases,” Halbrook said.
much as 91 points shortly after the Fed released its policy statement at 2 p.m., touching an all-time high of 14,546 at 2:25 p.m. The Fed said the U.S. economy has strengthened after pausing late last year, but still needs support from the central bank. The Fed plans to continue buying $85 billion in bonds per month indefinitely to keep longterm borrowing costs down and spur investment. It also said it would keep shortterm interest rates at record lows, at least until unemployment falls to 6.5 percent. Unemployment fell last month to 7.7 percent, the lowest in four years. The Fed doesn’t expect the rate to reach its target until 2015. The Dow closed up 55.91
points Wednesday, or 0.4 percent, to 14,511.73. Stock markets were little changed Tuesday despite rising uncertainty in Cyprus. Anyone watching “would conclude that the market decided Cyprus is overblown as an issue,” said Brian Gendreau, a strategist at Cetera Financial Group. Gendreau said traders had been concerned about what precedent might be set by Cyprus’ efforts to avoid a crisis. A plan to seize money from bank savings accounts was met with outrage and was rejected Tuesday by the island nation’s parliament. The nation’s unusual status as an international financial haven makes it an unlikely roadmap for future rescue efforts.
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“I think the market’s going to start looking at other things,” he said. Cyprus was negotiating with international lenders, seeking support for its ailing financial system. Without a bailout deal, Cyprus’ banks could collapse, devastating the country’s economy and potentially forcing it to exit the euro currency group. That could roil global financial markets. Attention had returned to Europe this week after several months’ respite, during which traders focused on the strengthening U.S. economy and drove stocks to multi-year highs. Over the previous two years, concerns about a breakup of the euro currency often dominated trad-
ing of U.S. stocks. The jitters receded after central banks provided enough extra cash to help prop up Europe’s commercial banks. Among stocks making big news was FedEx. The shipping company reported sharply lower quarterly earnings and said it will cut capacity to Asia. FedEx is seen as a bellwether for the broader economy because air shipments are tied closely to the pace of business activity. FedEx sank $7.33, or 6.9 percent, to $99.13. Adobe soared after reporting strong first-quarter earnings. The company, which makes Adobe Reader and Photoshop, said it has picked up more subscriptions to online versions of its
software products. The stock rose $1.71, or 4.2 percent, to $42.46. In other trading, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 10.37 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,558.71. The Nasdaq composite index rose 25.09, or 0.8 percent, to 3,254.19. The S&P 500 is just six points below its all-time high of 1,565, reached in October 2007. It is up 9.3 percent so far this year. The Dow is up 10.7 percent for the year. From March 1 through March 14, the index had a 10-day winning streak – its longest since 1996. The streak boosted the Dow by 484 points, to 14,539. Following a two-day dip Friday and Monday, the Dow has added 60 points to 14,511.
local elementary school special education teachers, volunteering in Special Olympics and my minor in disability studies, I am aware how much the Rword offends those in the mentally and developmentally impaired community,” Bleinberger said.
He is one of the dozens of people in the Morgantown community who have gone online and taken the pledge on the “Spread the Word to End the Word” website. “I’m just so proud of the community and the Mountaineer family and how this is becoming an important
issue,” Clements said. To take the pledge to end the use of the R-word, visit www.r-word.org/. The video made by WVU students can be found at youtube.com/ watch?v=sAokKdNSCms. email@example.com
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Continued from page 1 atmosphere of the center lessens the intimidation for children during interviews or therapy sessions. “The purpose of the Child Advocacy Center is to have child-friendly environments where a child has to only tell their story one time,” she said. “Obviously, being asked to tell something traumatic would be hard enough to do once, let alone to be asked to do it with multiple strangers.” The MCCAC works hand in hand with a multidisciplinary team consisting of a prosecuting attorney’s office, a member of CPS, a law enforcement representative and Dickins to observe and obtain proper information from interviews. The center offers an array of services provided by mental health profession-
als who specialize in child trauma, free of charge. Laura Capage, executive director of the MCCAC, has been with the program since its beginning in Monongalia County. Capage also serves as a licensed psychologist at the center. “I’ve really been here since the beginning. I’m a psychologist, and I’ve been working with kids and families for over 15 years in this community,” she said. “To me this was very much a dream project. I loved the idea of developing a clinic, a space for kids in our community.” Capage said she had seen the system fail victims time and time again and knew she had to make a difference. “I certainly had seen, over the years, ways in which the system would revictimize victims and wasn’t working for kids and families,” she said. “I would go to meet-
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ings with other professionals and dream about having a Child Advocacy Center here.” Capage said throughout the past eight years the cases and stories with which she comes in contact can be hard to swallow, but she finds hope in the resilience young children have. “People always say ‘Oh that must be really hard.’ But I actually find it very uplifting to work here. I really enjoy seeing how resilient children are. Even on the day when they come and tell us these horrific stories of what has happened to them,” she said. “To be able to sit there on those days and play with them see them, running around and laughing, pretending they’re a puppy dog or using their trains, I feel very honored to be part of helping them to be resilient , and to really not be defined as victims but to become children again.” Not only was Capage’s original dream brought to reality, but she has been able to expand upon it throughout the past few years. The center was able to expand recently as it relocated to a new home along Green Bag Road. Capage said the new center allows for more workspace, ultimately providing more room to increase its services.
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“We’ve been here eight years. I’ve seen things change for the better over the past eight years, and I know we’ll just keep doing that as a team,” she said. “My goal is to ensure every child in this situation, that they and their non offending family members can get all the services they need for free and that nobody’s ever turned away.” But as a nonprofit agency with services offered free of charge, that isn’t always easy. “We do provide free services to the community. To make it so, we rely on the community to come together and say ‘We want a space like this for kids,’” Capage said. Capage said the center relies heavily on community support through fundraising events such as the upcoming Girls’ Night Out. The event will be hosted at the Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa April 26 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. It will feature music, food, massages and more fun for girls. Tickets cost $50 for adults and $25 for students. All proceeds will go directly to the center. For more information on the Girls’ Night Out event, or the MCCAC, visit www. moncocac.org firstname.lastname@example.org
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Obama skeptical of Assad chemical weapons claim
President Barack Obama is greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, at his residence in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday. JERUSALEM (AP) â€” President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States is investigating whether chemical weapons have been deployed in Syria, but heâ€™s â€œdeeply skepticalâ€? of claims by Syrian President Bashar Assadâ€™s regime that rebel forces were behind such an attack. Both the Assad regime and Syrian rebels have accused each other of using chemical weapons in an attack on Tuesday that the government says killed 31 and wounded more than 100. But Obama suggested itâ€™s more likely that if the weapons were used, the Syrian government was behind the attack. â€œWe know the Syrian government has the capacity to carry out chemical weapon attacks,â€? Obama said. â€œWe know that there are those are in the Syrian government who have expressed a willingness to use chemical weapons if necessary to protect themselves. I am deeply skeptical of any claim that in fact it was the opposition that used chemical weap-
ons. Everybody who knows the facts of the chemical weapons stockpiles inside of Syria as well as the Syrian government capabilities, I think, would question those claims.â€? â€œOnce we establish the facts, I have made clear that the use of chemical weapons is a game changer,â€? Obama said in a news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Obama said he wouldnâ€™t announce what the next steps would be while the investigation is unfolding. But he echoed his statement over the summer that the use of chemical weapons in Syria would be a â€œred lineâ€? for the United States. â€œWhen you start seeing weapons that can cause potential devastation and mass casualties and you let that genie out of the bottle, then you are looking potentially at even more horrific scenes than weâ€™ve already seen in Syria. And the international community has to act on that additional information,â€? Obama said. â€œWe have been clear that
the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people would be a serious and tragic mistake,â€? Obama said. Obama said the U.S. policy not to intervene militarily thus far is based on his desire to solve the problem as a global community. â€œItâ€™s a world problem ... when tens of thousands of people are being slaughtered, including innocent women and children,â€? Obama said. Netanyahu said the two leaders discussed Syria during their private meeting earlier. He said the two countries share a goal of preventing Syriaâ€™s weapons arsenal from falling into the hands of terrorists. Obama said the United States shares the concern that the weapons could be transferred to a group like Hezbollah and used against Israel. â€œThe Assad regime must understand that they will be held accountable for the use of chemical weapons or their transfer to terrorists,â€? Obama said. The presidentâ€™s first comments on the reports came shortly after the U.S. ambas-
sador to Syria, Robert Ford, told Congress of an untenable situation in Syria as the civil war grinds into its third year. The United Nations has estimated 70,000 have been killed, more than 1 million refugees have fled to neighboring countries and 2.5 million have been displaced internally. The Syrian people â€œface a new level of ruthlessness from the Assad regime, which is raining Scud missiles down on residential neighborhoods, destroying hospitals and schools, and sending its thugs rampaging through the streets to terrorize their fellow citizens. The carnage is appalling,â€? Ford said. He insisted that the ideal outcome is a â€œnegotiated political transitionâ€? to the crisis without Assad. Ford said the military balance is turning against the Assad regime, which has lost some critical strategic locations such as the borders with Turkey and Iraq. The ambassador also said there has been heavy fighting in Damascus â€œright up close to
where the president lives.â€? Ford said Iran is increasing its military assistance to Assadâ€™s regime and the outside help has persuaded him that he can prevail. â€œI think today he still thinks he can win militarily with help from Russia, from Iran, from Lebanese Hezbollah,â€? Ford said. â€œBut I think he also must understand as his windows rattle, because the fighting is getting closer, he must be thinking about whether or not his calculations are correct.â€? Ford was pressed repeatedly about what military action the United States might take but declined to speculate at the public hearing. Lawmakers uneasy with military involvement â€“ or even the prospect of arming the opposition â€“ reflected a war-weariness after more than a decade of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, who noted the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq this week, repeatedly tried to get Ford to elaborate for Congress and the American peo-
ple about what could happen next in Syria if chemical weapons were used. Ford declined. Perry, alluding to Iraq, said, â€œWe donâ€™t want the current administration making the mistake of past administrations.â€? In fact, no consensus has emerged in Congress about what further steps should be taken to break the stalemate in Syria. Some, such as Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, favor strikes on Syrian air defenses, establishment of a no-fly zone and arming the opposition. Others, like Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., said Wednesday that providing weapons to the Syrian opposition risks having the weapons fall into the wrong hands. â€œThe unknown can be dangerous and the vetting of the opposition is not enough when it comes to providing lethal aid that could be used against our allies, such as Israel, or the United States in a post-Assad era,â€? she said.
US implies Rwanda hasnâ€™t assured warlordâ€™s passage Cypriot officials: Plan B drawn up for bailout NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) â€” The United States appears to be worried that Rwanda wonâ€™t allow a warlord from Congo now camped out in the U.S. Embassy safe passage to the airport to be flown to the International Criminal Court for prosecution. The U.S. hopes Rwanda will help facilitate the transfer of Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda from the U.S. Embassy in Kigali to the airport for a flight to the ICC in the Netherlands, the top U.S. State Department official on Africa, Johnnie Carson, said Wednesday. â€œWe hope that the Rwandan government will do its part,â€? Carson said in a telephone press conference from Washington. â€œIt is a small but significant part to ensure that Bosco Ntaganda is able to move freely from the American embassy compound to the airport where he will board a plane and go to The Hague.â€? Carson said itâ€™s important that Ntagandaâ€™s movement from the embassy to the airport â€œin no way be inhibited.â€? Carson also indicated that Rwanda hasnâ€™t yet assured cooperation with ICC officials en route to Rwanda. He noted that Rwanda, like the United States, is not a signatory to the Rome Statute that created the ICC and is not bound by international obligations to hand Ntaganda to the ICC. Rwandaâ€™s foreign minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, implicitly criticized the ICC on Twitter on Sunday that â€œRwanda believes in justice, not judicial colonialism,â€? in response to a question from the head of Human Rights Watch on whether Rwanda would commit to sending Ntaganda to the courtâ€™s headquarters in The Hague. A spokesman for the ICC, Fadi El Abdallah, said the ICC is â€œcontacting authorities in Rwanda and the
Bosco Ntaganda, a former warlord then integrated into Congoâ€™s national army, attends the 50th anniversary celebration of Congoâ€™s independence in Goma, eastern Congo. Americans in order to check how we can get him as soon as possible.â€? He wouldnâ€™t elaborate on the nature of the contacts. Ntagandaâ€™s reputation for ruthless methods in the battlefield acquired him the nickname â€œThe Terminator,â€? and his ICC arrest warrant describes how Ntaganda would not hesitate to shell villages with heavy artillery before launching an attack in which his men would kill people with machetes, knifes and rifles. Those who recently fought alongside him say Ntaganda fled Congo over the weekend after his men lost a key battle against fighters who split off last month from his M23 rebel movement. â€œNtagandaâ€™s self-surrender at the U.S. Embassy in Kigali was a surprising end to a saga of conflict, human rights abuses, and blatant disregard for his ICC arrest warrant by (Congolese) officials for many years. It is very significant in terms of a
victory for individual rights,â€? said Laura Seay, a Congo expert at Morehouse University in Atlanta. Having Ntaganda on the stand, though, could pose problems for Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Seay said. Kagame wonâ€™t want Ntaganda, who was born in Rwanda, to reveal the details of security arrangements and illicit mineral extraction deals between Congo and Rwanda, she said. Congo has been wracked by warfare for years, and Carson noted that some experts indicate 5 million people have died in violence. Women suffer from mass rapes and children are forced to become soldiers. But even with Ntaganda out of the picture, peace in eastern Congo remains a long way off. The victorious M23 faction of Gen. Sultani Makenga has lost little strength in the fighting with Ntagandaâ€™s faction, and troop morale is high after defeating one of the most
feared warlords in Africa. Makenga himself does not have an international arrest warrant against him, but is under United Nations sanctions and has a track record of similar crimes to those committed by Ntaganda. â€œIt is an interesting development for peace in eastern Congo,â€? said Marc-AndrĂŠ Lagrange, senior analyst at the International Crisis Group. â€œA warlord is leaving, but it doesnâ€™t mean that he wonâ€™t be replaced. Makenga has exactly the same connections in minerals trafficking and so on. A warlord is merely being replaced by another.â€? Carson said the next 48 hours are critical for Ntagandaâ€™s situation. Carson said Ntaganda moved across the border from eastern Congo to Rwanda late on March 14 or early on March 15 with 500 to 700 of his fighters. â€œWe then found Mr. Ntaganda coming to our embassy. We did not encourage him, we did not know his whereabouts,â€? Carson said. â€œI suspect he may have come because he knows we are a symbol of fairness and justice and integrity in these kinds of processes but I canâ€™t tell you because I donâ€™t know and canâ€™t read his mind.â€?
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Cyprus (AP) â€” Cyprusâ€™ government has drawn up a new plan to raise funds needed for the country to secure a crucial international bailout, three top government officials said Wednesday. The new bill could be voted on as early as Thursday evening, one of the officials said. Parliament had resoundingly rejected the previous plan, which involved seizing up to 10 percent of peopleâ€™s bank deposits. The rejection threw Cyprusâ€™ entire bailout into question, raising the possibility that the countryâ€™s banks could collapse, the government would be unable to pay its bills and Cyprus could be forced out of the euro. The officials said the new â€œPlan Bâ€? includes some Russian assistance and a smaller bank deposit tax. Parliament is expected to vote on the new bill Thursday.
The officials all spoke on condition of anonymity because the plan was not yet being made public. One official said Plan B was ready to be presented to party leaders at a meeting Thursday morning. The plan includes â€œsome formâ€? of Russian help, the official said, but expectations shouldnâ€™t be high because Moscow had made clear it didnâ€™t want to damage relations with the European Union. Cyprus has turned to longtime ally Russia for help, with Finance Minister Michalis Sarris flying to Moscow on Tuesday for meetings and saying he would remain there as long as was required. Nearly a third of the total amount of deposits in Cyprusâ€™ banks is believed to be held by Russians. The idea that authorities could dip directly into peopleâ€™s bank accounts had outraged Cypriots and Russians alike.
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Setting the record straight on vaccines A Center for Disease Control survey released earlier this week found that one in 50 school-age children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. The fact this rate was higher than it was in the most recent surveys served to stoke the fears of misinformed anti-vaccine conspiracy theorists who continue to cling to the myth that some vaccines cause autism. The prevalence of these
theories is startling, and it’s worth taking a moment to point out the facts underlying this discussion. Experts have been quick to point out that the increase in the number of autism diagnoses does not mean there has been an increase in the incidence of autism. Rather, the definition used by physicians to diagnose autism is now more inclusive and is thus leading to an increase in the total number of diag-
noses. This is an important point everyone needs to understand before the dangerous notion scaring people about vaccines is spread further. Vaccines have saved millions of lives and increased the average lifespan of humans in an unprecedented manner. Thanks to vaccines, smallpox and polio – two diseases that maimed and killed thousands at the start of the 20th century
– have been eradicated in the United States. The incidence of many other horrifying illnesses has been radically reduced. Despite this, anti-government sentiment has fueled fears that vaccines have harmful effects, one of which is an increase in autism. Dozens of studies have been performed by the leading public health researchers in the world and they’ve unanimously concluded there is no
link between autism and vaccines. As more and more families opt not to vaccinate their children based on this false premise, thereby putting everyone who comes into contact with them at risk, it is more important than ever that the public is made aware of the invaluable contributions vaccines have made to our well-being.
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Times are changing over at EA. In a Watergate-like scandal, the regime of Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello has come crashing down in a thunderous cacophony of deceit, blame and angry customers. It seems that at last, EA’s contempt for consumers has put them in a bad spot, and the scurrilous publisher’s proverbial chickens may well have come home to roost. But to understand why EA has finally met its comeuppance, one must first understand the place “SimCity” holds in gamers’ hearts. “SimCity” is a franchise that has avoided nearly all of the negative aspects of the word. The games have been universally adored through the years, with many younger gamers cutting their teeth on the series’ compulsive city-building gameplay. The odd console port here and there also worked to broaden the game’s appeal. So, when it was announced that a new “SimCity” with great social features was coming, people were very excited. That excitement was stoked when reviewers showered “SimCity 5” with praise. Of course, veteran gamers who had grown wary of EA’s perfidy were not sanguine about the game’s prospects once it was released into the wild, but those voices were largely drowned out by the chorus of apoplectic praise for the newest installment in everyone’s beloved series. And then “SimCity” was actually released. The anticipation so many gamers had for the game turned to ashes in their mouths as EA’s servers crashed three times in a row. The first week of SimCity’s release was a waking nightmare for anyone hoping to play the game they had purchased. The servers were down, the servers were up, then down again just
concept art for a waterfront city is shown for the video game ‘SimCity.’ as quickly. There were long queues spiraling off into the farthest corners of the web as gamers lined up to play the product they had purchased and installed on their computers with the expectation of being permitted to play it. Why had this been allowed to happen? First, people pointed out that it seems EA simply cannot get an online launch right. Its “Battlefield 3” servers were notoriously bad, and its Origin service is lampooned with regularity in the gaming community. EA is also infamous for its oppressive “always-on” DRM (Digital Rights Management) software in many of its games which requires
gamers to maintain an Internet connection to play their games. This policy has long been unpopular, but that simmering resentment finally came to a boil with the server issues that prevented many gamers from accessing the game already installed on their machines. Many gamers expressed their outrage at being unable to access the game they had paid for. And most importantly, the game didn’t even have such a basic feature as single-player mode. “SimCity” has always had a traditional single-player mode. Why would EA see fit to remove a core feature in making a sequel?
This in turn led to EA scrambling, as the company did its best to deny the possibility of including a singleplayer mode in the game. Maxis employees, the ones who actually developed the game, were trotted out to say that EA has no input in the game’s production and the always-online DRM goofiness included in the game was born of necessity. There was no way, they said, the game could run offline. Its calculations were offloaded to EA’s servers – they could never be done on a personal machine as some suggested. Naturally, this was proven to be false almost as soon as EA released the statement.
A hacker going by the handle Azzar activated a “debug mode” in SimCity which allowed the game to be played offline, immediately putting the lie to EA’s claims. Furthermore, after digging through the game’s code and determining how it handles its calculations, he stated that it would be a simple matter to implement a single-player mode and any claims to the contrary are being made to save face. So, once more, EA was the subject of much ridicule and derision in the gaming community. It is very likely that Riccitiello’s termination was tied to this debacle in one way or another, which
should give everyone hope for EA’s future. It seems that the execs over there might finally be getting the message that they can no longer pull the wool over our eyes. But the sad footnote in all of this is that the new “SimCity,” which is really quite good, has been buried beneath a landslide of controversy and technical issues. It will always be tarnished by EA’s insidious tendrils tainting its integrity. People will question buying another “SimCity” game, or even an EA game for that matter. And for a storied franchise like “SimCity,” that’s pretty much the worst result EA could have asked for.
Lessons from Space Jam and Rodman’s trip to North Korea Quinn Scahill the rocky mountain collegeian
Back in 1996 Michael Jordan saved the world from the evil ‘Monstars’ in Space Jam. In what appears to be ripped right out of another cheesy Hollywood script, MJ’s former teammate Dennis Rodman may now have the chance to tame the hostile, otherworldly North Korean government with their supposed nuclear weapons. Dennis Rodman, a.k.a. The Worm, recently went on a trip with a crew of VICE journalists who had organized a basketball game in Pyongyang, the capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea. During the bizarre match Rodman sat right next to Kim Jong-Un, which makes The Worm the last U.S. citizen to meet with the supreme leader since 2011. This is especially significant considering that North Korea has been under pres-
sure lately by the U.N. and the U.S. to end it’s nuclear testing and aggressive behavior towards the rest of the world, especially America, which is apparently it’s sworn enemy. Also on March 11, North Korea abandoned a ceasefire agreement with South Korea that had been in place since 1952, which is putting pretty much every nation in the world on edge. In recent days North Korea has also threatened to cut phone lines directly linking South Korea and the U.S. The situation is rapidly deteriorating. Then again, we do have The Worm on our side, and he just announced a trip back to North Korea in August to meet his pal Kim Jong-Un. But some people aren’t so sure about The Worm and his diplomatic abilities. Steve Ganyard, a former Assistant Secretary of State, said to ABC, “There is nobody at the CIA who can tell you more personally about Kim JongUn than Dennis Rodman, and that in itself is scary.”
Our current Secretary of State, John Kerry, said, “Dennis Rodman was a great basketball player, and as a diplomat, he was a great basketball player. And that’s where we’ll leave it.” Rodman has been criticized for being so ignorant of the fact that most North Korean citizens don’t even have basic necessities like electricity or heated homes. Members of U.S. Congress have also criticized The Worm’s trip to North Korea in light of its extravagant nature while the rest of the country is left starving. I don’t think The Worm minds his haters, though. After all, he is the author of autobiographies such as: Bad as I Wanna Be and I Should Be Dead by Now. Despite what anybody says, the 5 time NBA champion and 2 time Defensive Player of the year has a chance to pull one of the biggest rebounds of his career by taming the aggressive North Korean government. Diplomacy may not be his strong
Dennis Rodman walks by the Bernini Colonnade near St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Wednesday. suit, but it wasn’t Michael Jordan’s either. If we look back to Space Jam, we see that MJ may have won the climactic game against the ‘Monstars’ with his incredible full court dunk,
but in the end it was his diplomacy that coaxed the ‘Monstars’ into overthrowing their evil boss and surrendering their stolen basketball powers back to stars like Charles Barkley, Patrick
Ewing and co. The Worm may now have his chance to prove himself as a “basketball diplomat” too. In fact, he could be America’s only hope.
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DAILY HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year you are sensitive yet assertive. You often experience conflicts regarding what you want to do and what you should do. Remember, the word “should” carries with it a moral obligation. Learn which voice guides you toward the right path and brings the best results. If you are single, you will attract quite a list of suitors. Have fun choosing. If you are attached, your domestic life is key to every other part of your existence. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Your immediate circle might be confused by your recent temper and rough edges. With the planet of love entering your sign, you will express more softness and caring. Do not be surprised if you see some of your friends rubber-necking. Tonight: Make a gesture to keep the peace. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHH You express yourself without hesitation or thought. Do notice a tendency to personalize what others are saying, and avoid making mountains out of mole hills. You easily might take a comment the wrong way. Listen to what someone else is sharing. Tonight: Speak your mind. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHH Listen to news carefully, as it likely will have relevance to you. You will discover a different path to the same point. Listen to your sixth sense on this matter. A loved one feeds you a lot of information. Check the facts -he or she might be off. Tonight: Treat a friend to dinner.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH A compliment could make your day. You might not be yourself right now, and others could be wondering what is going on with you. Investigate a new possibility with care, and be willing to accept responsibility if the option interests you. Tonight: It is your call. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHH Don’t worry if you feel as if you are dragging your feet and have no energy. This, too, will pass. A call from someone at a distance might surprise you. Thoughts about a future visit and perhaps a more interesting situation come forward. Tonight: Get some much-needed sleep. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHHH You might want to head in a new direction. Your concerns about what responsibilities you can pass on in order to lighten your load will be significant. You will discover more options, given detachment and time. Tonight: A partner lets you know how much he or she cares. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH Someone looks to you as a person who can be counted on. You could discover how interested you are in how this person handles him- or herself. If you are attached, your partner will capture your attention. Realize what is happening. Tonight: A force to be dealt with. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH What starts as a challenge could end in a different type of scenario that might surprise you. Knowing what it is you seek and heading in that exact direction will make a big difference. Do not settle, even if someone is pushy. Tonight: Sort through
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Aristotle and the Like Minds to play at Fat Daddy’s
Aristotle Jones performs live and brings energy to each venue.
BY HUNTER HOMISTEK A&E Editor
Local funk-rock band Aristotle and the Like Minds will perform at Fat Daddy’s Bar & Grill tonight at 10:30 p.m. The group, which boasts a sound equal parts R&B, rock ‘n’ roll and funk, promises a fun atmosphere fueled by unadulterated,
catchy tunes and grooves. “We feel like we’re filling a vacuum of bluesy, funky soul music in West Virginia,” said Nicholas Filippelli, the group’s drummer. “We’re raw. We’ve all been involved in the scene in one way or another for a while now, and we’re just making music we’d like to listen to that appeals to us.” In doing so, Aristotle and
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the Like Minds creates an honest and intimate sound laced with energy and passion. Thrown into a live setting, this sound resonates with crowds of all shapes and sizes. “Our live show is compelling,” said frontman Aristotle Jones. “We always leave room in the show for impromptu and ad-libbing to engage the audience.”
A key component to the band’s success is its willingness to step outside the proverbial box to craft a unique sound. Unlike strictly cover bands or groups bound by the ties of a specific genre, Aristotle and the Like Minds’ mission consists of one objective: artistic satisfaction. “There are many talented bands in the area, (but)
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what sets us apart is that we aren’t trying to sound like anyone else,” Jones said. “Our original material is the culmination of our influences. Our sound is like The Black Keys playing Led Zeppelin like Stevie Wonder would.” Adding to the group’s appeal, each live show is shuffled and restructured so the same setlist will never be
performed in the same way on a night-to-night basis. “We do it (the performance) differently every time,” said Drew Jones, group multi-instrumentalist. “There is a lot of highenergy creativity happening, and we are bringing it from a soul music angle. People come to see us make music on the spot.” Aristotle echoed this sentiment and said the group’s live show is ultimately about the audience and what they take from the music itself. “Our live show is all about the audience,” Aristotle said. “We have a distinct personality, and we let our light shine. That’s our swagger.” In this effort to please the fans, the band began incorporating more lights and lasers into its live show to enhance the overall experience. “People come to our shows because we try to go the extra mile for our active fans,” Drew said. “We care about the show and the experience.” With an extended play set to drop April 23 and a live performance booked for West Virginia University’s U92FM-hosted production Morgantown Sound, Aristotle and the Like Minds appears primed for a lengthy stay as a fan favorite on the local music scene. Tonight’s show at Fat Daddy’s will feature a $5 cover charge. Concertgoers must be 21 years old to attend. firstname.lastname@example.org
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‘Mass Effect 3: The Citadel’ DLC pleases gamers everywhere
‘The Citadel’ provides users an escape from Reapers.
BY JAMIE CARBONE A&E WRITER
Part of me respects Bioware. Last year, when the longawaited “Mass Effect 3” was released, people whined and moaned about the ending, and they tried to make them happy. They released a downloadable extended cut to address some of these issues and appease their longtime fans. Bioware even decided that wasn’t enough and got all of their staff together again to make one final piece of downloadable content so fans could say good-
bye to characters they have come to know and love throughout the past five years. Thankfully, “The Citadel” is everything DLC should strive to be, featuring both a new adventure and tons of fanservice. The story around “The Citadel” deals with Commander Shepard, the customizable male-or-female player character, who has been granted an apartment to take some shore leave in his fight against the monstrous Reapers. While enjoying his time off, it is revealed someone has been able to ac-
cess all of Shepard’s files and is planning to take him out at his most vulnerable moment. Outmanned and outgunned, Shepard is rescued by his crew, as well as the lovable Wrex, leader of the Krogans and a character who hasn’t been a party member since the original “Mass Effect.” That is, assuming you were able to keep him alive in the first game. From there, Shepard, Wrex and the others must find out who is trying to take Shepard out, and with all hands on deck, it is definitely an adventure worth
remembering. But that’s not all. Once that’s done, all of Shepard’s surviving crew members from previous games will join him on his shore leave, from the former child experiment wanting to try out the new combat arena to the grizzled mercenary trying to win a prize at a crane game in the arcade. When you’re hanging with your old crew, it feels like you’re hanging with friends and they get the sendoff that they should have gotten when “Mass Effect 3” was first released. Players can even throw a party with their
crew, choosing who to invite and what kind of atmosphere it should have, mellow or loud, both leading to some hilarious dialogue and great memories. Besides that, there are also tons of new minigames. From a robot fighting video game to a roulette knockoff, there are plenty of ways for Shepard and the player to let off some steam. The highlight is the combat arena, where players can fight enemy types of their choosing and team up with every surviving squad mate from the previous games. The final challenge,
where players must defeat a team of Shepard’s, is one of the most frustrating things I’ve ever done in a video game – and beating it was one of the most satisfying. “The Citadel” DLC is worth the $15 price and is available on PS3, PC and Xbox 360. If anything, the DLC is worth seeing drunken party members try to set up a shooting gallery in your home.
Ryan Gosling continues to impress, looks at new opportunities NEW YORK (AP) — What’s Ryan Gosling’s secret to his on-screen poise, his ability to disarm and provoke merely by his laconic presence? “Just try not to blink,” he says with a self-deprecating smile. But Gosling’s uncanny, communicative stillness – along with his sensitive vulnerability, his serious dedication to his work and, well, the guy ain’t bad looking – has made him one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, a widely beloved, new-generation idol. It might be the only role he’s uncomfortable playing. Rather than exude preternatural cool, in a recent interview Gosling spoke more with the uncertain, self-critical grasping of a still-developing actor trying to find his foothold in an illusory profession. Soon to direct his first film, he’s looking forward to taking a step back just when moviegoers can’t get enough. “I’ve been doing it too much,” he says of acting. “I’ve lost perspective on what I’m doing. I think it’s good for me to take a break and reassess why I’m doing it and how I’m doing it. And I think this is probably a good way to learn about that. I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does.” But first, this spring will bring two new films from Gosling, starting with “The Place Beyond the Pines,” his second collaboration with director Derek Cianfrance, whose gritty portrait of decaying love in “Blue Valentine” was one of the first showcases of Gosling’s talent for immersing himself in a character. In “The Place Beyond
the Pines,” which opens in limited release March 29, Gosling plays a tattooed motorbike rider in a traveling circus who, visiting an old fling (played by Gosling’s real-life girlfriend, Eva Mendes), finds out he’s the father of her toddler – a discovery that prompts an awakening in him, along with a desperate urge to support the child. With a more experienced friend (Ben Mendelsohn), he takes to robbing banks in Schenectady, N.Y. His story composes the first section of a triptych connected by a violent incident that reverberates across generations. “One thing that kind of handed me the key to the character was that I totally overdid it with the tattoos,” says Gosling, who has a teardrop inked beneath his left eye in the film. “I said to Derek, `I got to lose this face tattoo. It’s the worst. It’s so distracting and it’s going to ruin everything.’ And he said, `Well, I’m sure that’s how people with face tattoos feel. So now you have to pay the consequences of your actions.’ So I had to do the whole film with it and now see it on posters. It gave me a sense of shame that I feel was inherent to the character.” In conversation, Gosling is thoughtful, even eloquent about his acting but less intense and lighter – that calm poise again – than his words make him out to be. Having started performing as an 8-year-old (coming from an Ontario, Canada, home of divorced, working-class Mormons), the 32-year-old Gosling has now been in entertainment for more than two decades. He was famously part of the “Mickey Mouse Club,”
along with child cast members Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Often performing in secondary roles to them conditioned Gosling, he says, to consider himself an ensemble player and character actor. “There’s a lot of pressure to be the lead of a film,” he says. “I have done it. It’s not my favorite way to work.” Gosling’s break came in 2001’s “The Believer,” in which he played a neo-Nazi teenager. A new level of fame came with “The Notebook,” the 2004 romance co-starring Rachel McAdams that made Gosling a bona fide heartthrob. “By virtue of being in a movie like that, it just changes people’s perception of you,” he says. “But it doesn’t make it true.” Since then, he’s largely eschewed the conventional movie star path many in Hollywood would love for him to pursue. Instead, he’s worked in naturalistic indies like “Half Nelson” (Oscar-nominated for his performance as a wayward but decent inner-city teacher) and the offbeat comedy “Lars and the Real Girl” (as a delusional introvert with a life-size doll for a girlfriend). He was atypically active in 2011, with three varied roles: an idealistic press secretary in George Clooney’s “Ides of March”; a suave ladies’ man in “Crazy, Stupid, Love” (a rare glimpse of a polished, buoyant Gosling); and a quiet, proficient getaway driver in “Drive.” “Ryan was able to convey everything vocal-less,” says “Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn, who also directs Gosling in “Only God Forgives,” due out in May. “He was beyond talking. His
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Ryan Gosling stars in two new films this spring. schooled him) and sister, Gosling regularly inverts traditional movie masculinity for more vulnerable, conflicted portraits. He calls his muscly “Pines” character “a melting pot of all these masculine clichés” who, faced with a child, realizes “none of those things make a man.” With his kind of consuming devotion, it’s little surprise that Gosling’s personal relationships often blur with his fictional ones. Cianfrance calls him a brother. Refn refers to their “bromance.” He’s had lengthy relationships with several of his co-stars, including McAdams, Sandra Bullock (“Murder By Numbers”) and Mendes, who’ll also costar in his “How to Catch a Monster.”
“Working with someone is the best way to get to know someone, especially if it’s a creative endeavor,” says Gosling. “When you work creatively with somebody, it’s very telling and you sort of fast-track with everyone.” Having arrived at a rarefied position in movies, Gosling intends to appreciate it, even if his version of a “leading man” is to question masculine stereotypes and avoid leading altogether. “The more opportunities I’m given, the more I learn about how easy it is to (expletive) it up,” he says. “You fight for freedom and then you get it, and then you have enough rope to hang yourself. It’s like trying to exercise some restraint because I do have so much freedom.”
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movement, his posture, his eyes, his thoughts would tell a story.” Gosling often obsessively plunges into a character. For “Lars and the Real Girl,” he lived with the doll. In “Blue Valentine,” he stayed in a Scranton, Pa., house with his movie wife, Michelle Williams, for a month. For “Pines,” he learned to skillfully ride his motorbike, which he kept and still rides. He grants that he tries to stay “hyper-focused” to shield him from the “seductive environment” of film sets. But he declines any Method acting mantle: “I don’t know what I’m doing,” he says. “I haven’t quite figured out what the balance is between being able to be lost in it – or try to, anyway –w and then step outside of it.” Cianfrance, whose background is in documentaries, shoots in real locations and encourages improvisation, pushing, the director says, toward “that place where acting stops and behavior begins.” Mendelsohn, who with Gosling significantly altered their characters’ relationship into a less typical, shifty friendship shortly before filming started, recalls the week of freeform shooting as “gossamer.” “Ryan, without terribly much trouble, could be the world’s most ginormous box-office juggernaut type of thing,” says Mendelsohn, whom Gosling recommended for the movie and who’ll co-star in Gosling’s soon-to-begin-filming directorial debut, “How to Catch a Monster.” “From what I can gather, his interests are a lot more nuanced.” A self-declared “mama’s boy” having growing up with his mother (who home-
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Wesley Hager plays the guitar during his master recital.
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West Virginia University jazz pedagogy student Wesley Hager performed his master’s recital Monday evening in the Creative Arts Center’s Bloch Learning and Performance Hall. Hager’s mastery of the guitar covered the intimate venue in a curtain of flowing, melodious arpeggios and chords, and the result was spectacular. Backed by a drummer, bassist and pianist, Hager showcased a variety of compositions, and he said he was pleased with the final result of his time and dedication. “It was awesome,” Hager said. “Everything went really well today.” In preparation for the recital, Hager battled a rigorous schedule in which he performed sev-
eral gigs in a short period of time. Despite this struggle, Hager pushed through and allowed the music to take over when granted the night’s spotlight. “This (the recital) was the seventh gig since Friday that I had,” Hager said. “At this point, it was just time to let loose on it, and it came together really well, because it was a lot of heart rather than just notes.” Due to his extensive involvement with the WVU jazz program, Hager faced a challenge in compiling a set list for his performance. He had already performed many worthy song choices in University-sponsored events in the past, so he had to dig deeper and get creative for the recital. “It was hard to pick a lot of bebop, really fast tunes, like Charlie Parker, because I’ve already done
those in past recitals,” Hager said. To accommodate, Hager turned to friends and fellow musicians, most notably fellow guitarist Frank DiDiano. “Frank, the other guitar player who played the first song with me, got me into a couple of those songs that I just stole right off him,” Hager said. “I was like, ‘Oh, that’s a cool song; do you mind if I do it at my recital?’” With this support, Hager’s talents shone brightly within the walls of Bloch Hall, and he provided yet another example of the remarkable talent found within the University and its music program. For more information, visit www.music.wvu.edu or check out Hager’s band, Fletcher’s Grove, at www. fletchersgrove.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
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NASHVILLE , Tenn. (AP) -Kacey Musgraves hates the genre column on iTunes. It’s the label to end all labels. The 24-year-old Texasborn singer-songwriter is the focus of Nashville this week as she releases her new album “Same Trailer Different Park.” She has two songs in the Top 20 at country radio and is on tour with Kenny Chesney. By the end of that sentence, like iTunes, you probably stamped the word country on her music. That’s only partially true. Everybody’s finding out there’s a lot more to Kacey Musgraves. “My favorite compliment probably ever is when someone tells me, `I don’t like country music, but I like your music,’” Musgraves said. “It really stokes me out when I hear that. It’s cool because I don’t want to be defined by the iTunes label. So if I can just make good music that can appeal to a range of people, then I’ll be happy.” So far, she’s on target. Those songs, “Mama’s Broken Heart,” written for Miranda Lambert, and her own lead single “Merry `Go Round,” have stormed right on up the radio airplay charts. She’s gotten her fair share of hosannas from likely sources in the country music world, too, and even netted an Academy of Country Music Awards nomination for best female vocalist - before her major label debut hit stores. Even the media types who often ignore mainstream country music are on
board. Rolling Stone’s Jody Rosen says in a four-star review, “The album showcases a songwriting voice you won’t hear anywhere else in pop: young, female, downwardly mobile, fiercely witty.” And Ann Powers of indie rock-focused tastemaker NPR says it unfolds like a novel and considers it a “gift”: “Pop desperately needs women artists like Musgraves - women who can tell the stories of their regular sisters and nieces and aunts and uncles and boyfriends in optimistic but realistic terms.” Musgraves sings of smalltown lovable losers stuck in a loop on “Merry ‘Go Round” and espouses smoking weed and erasing romantic gender lines in “Follow Your Arrow.” That’s just the start. Musgraves has delivered an album meant to gently, but pointedly, jostle the status quo. “I would love to change things about country,” she said. “I think we need to be a little more accepting. If you listen to every other genre there’s no issue talking about pot or homosexuality or atheism or whatever it is. But you move to our genre and you’re like X’d if you bring up any of that. And that makes me want to say it even more.” That insightfulness, and the easy performing style she uses to pull it together, is what first attracted Luke Laird to Musgraves’ music. After a few songwriting sessions, he eventually agreed to co-produce her new album with Shane McAnally. “Same Trailer” - her first for Mercury Nashville after three indepen-
dent releases - offers just one facet of a deep songwriting talent he sees as limitless. “I can hear her doing a record that’s super traditional country but it’s sounding legitimately honest,” Laird said. “That’s the kind of background she has. But she’s got pop melodies in her. It’s so diverse. This record is just barely scratching the surface. I just can’t wait to see how she continues to grow and how she’ll evolve artistically.” The best guess is unpredictably. That’s the way it’s gone so far. Given her choice of labels at Universal Music Nashville, she initially chose the respected imprint Lost Highway even though it would have limited her commercial appeal. Offered the usual starmaking producers kept on speed dial in Music City, she turned them all down. She even rolls differently when it comes to promotion. The petite brunette showed up to a recent interview at an East Nashville coffeehouse that serves hipsters, not honky-tonkers, without a hint of country in her wardrobe. She then proceeded to do her own hair and makeup for a photo shoot. From lip gloss to producer, all these choices are calculated. It took a few years of writing and tossing out songs till she came across her true voice. Now that she’s found it, she wants you to hear it - and really, really listen. “I think it’s time that a new normal was created,” she said.
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Senior defensive lineman Shaq Rowell started 12 games last season for the West Virginia football team.
Clarke, Rowell hope to bring leadership to Mountaineer defense in 2013 by doug walp sports writer
The 2011-2012 season wasn’t exactly the year of the defense in Morgantown. In fact, the 2012 West Virginia football team allowed more points than any other team in the storied history of the Mountaineers. Head coach Dana Holgorsen attributed the record in points allowed to West Virginia moving to one the most offensively dynamic football conferences in the entire country, but there’s simply no denying that a lack of defensive con-
sistency also played a role. Now, one of the top priorities for the Mountaineers heading into their second season in the Big 12 is to turn things around defensively. And according to newly appointed defensive coordinator Keith Patterson, there’s already a lot to be excited about for West Virginia’s defensive line, which is returning almost completely intact from last season. “We’ve got a plan, and we’re going to stick to the plan and try to get it to where we can execute it,” Patterson said. “It’s going to take time, but I really like our players’ frames of
mind. There seems to be a hunger. We’re going to get kids to play with that chip on their shoulder again. We know the expectations don’t seem to be where they were a year ago, and our kids are going to go out and try to prove people wrong.” It’s been well-documented West Virginia will indeed have to replace some personnel at key positions on the offensive side of the ball next season with the departures of Geno Smith, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey. Fortunately the Mountaineers have some experience returning on the D-line that could provide vital leadership to a defense that,
frankly, lacked any at all last season. Senior linemen Will Clarke and Shaq Rowell, like the rest of the defense, struggled at times last season, but Holgorsen said he’s excited about both the off-seasons Clarke and Rowell have had and the potential they’ll bring into the upcoming season. “Will Clarke and Shaq Rowell are two seniors that we’re going to lean on from a leadership standpoint to do a lot of things for us,” Holgorsen said. “They’re having great offseasons, they’re working hard and their
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Penessi heads to NCAA championships
Junior Nathan Penessi will be the lone West Virginia wrestler competing at the NCAA championships this week.
by jon fehrens sports writer
When junior Nathan Penessi hits the mat Thursday at noon in the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa, it will be his third consecutive season he’s gotten the chance to wrestle for the NCAA championships. It will also be the first time Penessi has wrestled since breaking his hand in February. “I’m excited to get back,” Penessi said. “Last year didn’t go as I planned but I feel a lot better going in this year. I feel even more confident not only in the arena but with how I have wrestled this year.” Pennesi, who suffered a broken left third metacarpal, missed the final three weeks of the season and hasn’t seen live action since early February. The junior has used his time off to his advantage, and it has given him a change of pace that he believes will work in his favor when it comes time to
wrestle. “As it was getting late in the season, I started to feel that I wasn’t wrestling as good as I was at the beginning. I won my last match 1-0, and it was a disappointing performance in my eyes,” he said. “It hasn’t been a bad thing for me. It has given me time to rest my legs and my mind refocused. “I got to be on a schedule that was more geared towards me, I have been preparing for the national tournament for five weeks now. My next match has been the national tournament for five weeks. It has given me time to sit back and do nothing but prepare for the tournament.” Preparation this week will consist of live drills and conditioning. For Pennesi, it’s just like preparing for any other meet. “I’m trying to keep it as comfortable as I can, you have to keep with the same strategy that you used all year. I’ll practice the same way, drill the same way
(and) just have to keep trying to not make it bigger than it is,” Penessi said. “It is still a wrestling match – just me against an opponent.” Pennesi has easily found success during the regular season throughout his career but has found it hard to carry that over to the national tournament as he is 0-4 in the NCAA championships. Standing between Pennesi’s first tournament win is Hofstra’s Luke Vaith who is 21-12 overall and third in Colonial Athletic Association championships. “Nathan has been right there with every one of his opponents in the tournament. I can put him out there with any of the wrestlers feel good at his chance to earn a victory,” said West Virginia head coach Craig Turnbull. “This a tough tournament where you can wrestle two of the best matches that you have all year and still fall a point or two shy.” email@example.com
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WVU showing improvement under Mazey With 20 games under its belt, the WVU baseball team has shown signs of major improvement under the direction of coach Randy Mazey. Looking strictly at records, it may seem that the Mountaineers have taken a bit of a step back from the 2012 season as they were 10-10 at this point last year compared to 8-12 this season. When evaluating a team in its first year in a new conference like the Mountaineers, it is important to look beyond the overall records to find signs of success or failure. At this point in 2012, the Mountaineers were averaging 3.4 runs per game, whereas this year that has gone up to 4.3 – nearly a full-run improvement. Granted, one run may not seem like a lot to many, but it’s the way the Mountaineers are scoring these runs that makes the stat significant. Table-setting hitters such as sophomore leadoff man Bobby Body and junior transfer Jacob Rice are hitting for average and getting on base, allowing power hitters like Matt Frazer to feast with runners on base. While the season is only slightly more than a third over, Boyd has seen his average grow to an impressive .407, compared to .321 at the conclusion of last season. Boyd has done an excellent job of playing within himself, taking what pitchers give him and getting onbase by any means necessary. Compiling 33 hits and 10 stolen bases, the sophomore has provided the 2-6 hitters a chance to compile gaudy RBI numbers. To this point, junior Matt Frazer has put up 19 RBI in 70 at bats this season, compared to 31 in 197 at bats last season. If he continues at his current rate, Frazer is on pace for a 53 RBI season. With outfielder Brady Wilson and catcher Alan Filauro the only seniors in the starting lineup, the offensive production only figures to go up as the team gels. Not only have the Mountaineers improved in run production from last year, the pitching staff has taken steps forward, as well. Last season, the Mountaineers were outscored 353-242 during the course of the season, largely due in part to the pitching staff sporting a collective 6.04 earned run average. In the 2013 season, the pitching staff has a collective ERA of 4.22, nearly a two-run difference. As they will face college baseball powerhouses Texas, Oklahoma and TCU this season, the Mountaineers may not put up the best of records this season. When this season is over
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Butler, Creighton, Xavier to join new Big East Conference NEW YORK (AP) — The breakaway basketball schools kept the Big East name and the conference tournament in Madison Square Garden. In return, they left behind tens of millions of dollars to the football members. That was easy to do with a lucrative television contract awaiting. The new Big East launched as a 10-member league Wednesday with the additions of Butler, Creighton and Xavier and a 12year deal with Fox. The agreement is worth about $500 million with the possibility of increasing to $600 million were the league to add more members, according to a person with knowledge of the details. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the value of the agreement was not made public. The so-called Catholic 7 schools completed their exit from the Big East earlier this month. They’ll start play with their three new colleagues in the fall. Providence’s president, the Rev. Brian Shanley, was a student at the college when its athletic director, Dave Gavitt, spearheaded the creation of the Big East in 1979. The conference’s name was proposed by his father’s marketing firm. “This name is bold. This name is strong. This name is memorable,” Shanley said. “That’s why it’s been important for us to keep that name and keep that legacy going.” Providence, Georgetown, St. John’s, Villanova, Marquette, Seton Hall and DePaul broke away from the old conference in search of stability, which was badly lacking as the football members kept leaving for other leagues. They feel they’ve found kindred spirits in Butler, Creighton and Xavier, all private schools with fewer
than 8,000 students. Creighton’s president, the Rev. Timothy Lannon, voiced an appropriate sentiment for a conference with only Butler as a nonCatholic member. “This is a match made in heaven,” he said. Oh, and these new schools can play basketball a little, too. Creighton is in its seventh NCAA tournament in 13 years. Xavier was one of only eight schools in the country to make at least seven straight NCAA appearances before missing out this season. And Butler played in the national championship game in 2010 and ‘11. The three new additions also expand the Big East’s presence in the Midwest. Butler and Xavier are leaving the Atlantic 10, while Creighton departs the Missouri Valley Conference. Butler coach Brad Stevens’ name always comes up when high-profile jobs open. Now he’ll be working in the Big East. “The idea of being able to go to the very highest level of conference is attractive,” said athletic director Barry Collier, who can speak from experience because he once left the Butler coaching job for a less-successful stint at Nebraska. “In this case, we brought the attractive conference to Brad Stevens.” The Bulldogs spent just one season in the A-10 after moving from the Horizon League. “It is a great long-term move from the marketing standpoint of not only the athletic program but the school,” Stevens said in Lexington, Ky., where sixth-seeded Butler faces Bucknell to open the NCAA tournament Thursday. “The markets that we’re getting a chance to play in and the schools that we’re getting a chance to be as-
sociated with obviously speak for themselves. “To think about some of the places we’ve been and some of the places we’re going is kind of mind-boggling. Being in the middle of it, I just tried my best to focus on our team. I know that sounds boring, but if I didn’t, man, I could be pretty distracted right now.” Xavier’s president, the Rev. Michael Graham, can’t wait for coach Chris Mack’s new pitch to recruits: You can play every March at the Garden, and go on the road to places like Georgetown. “I’m sure that we’re going to have an opportunity to recruit a kid that’s a step quicker, a little bit deadlier,” he said, mimicking a shooting motion, “than we had before. That’s going to make, obviously, a difference in the program. We’ve done very well for the last several years by any metric, so this is going to allow us to take what we want to take – which is our next step forward. “We haven’t been to a Final Four yet.” Creighton is the geographical outlier in Omaha. The Bluejays bring a strong overall athletic program, loyal fan base and attractive arena. And Creighton may not remain by itself in the middle of the country – the Big East is open to adding more members in the future. The conference has tasked executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates to find its first commissioner. Former Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe will serve as a consultant to the league as it prepares for its first season. The Big East schools will also compete together in other sports, adding associate members in some. The conference is assuming the old Big East’s lease
agreement for the tournament at the Garden. “The schools in the new Big East have tremendous, tremendous followings in New York,” MSG executive vice president Joel Fisher said, “and we are confident that the tournament will continue to be one of the toughest tickets that you get in Madison Square Garden during the springtime.” The Big East contract will be a major piece for Fox’s new sports cable network. Fox Sports 1 is slated to carry more than 100 men’s basketball games next season, plus the conference tournament. When the Catholic 7 decided to leave in December, they didn’t have a TV deal yet, but they had a sense the market was strong, said Georgetown President John DeGioia. After they started to talk to Fox in January, they knew they could bring in plenty of revenue as they negotiated their exit from the old Big East. “We truly applaud these universities for taking control of their destiny,” Fox Sports co-President Randy Freer said. The Atlantic 10 and Missouri Valley Conference released statements thanking the departing schools for their contributions; both said they would be “proactive” in moving forward. The A-10 is also losing Temple, which is joining the old Big East’s football members, and Charlotte, which is heading to Conference USA, because of football as well. The new Big East schools hope that they’ve escaped the vagaries of unexpected realignment for many years to come – though nothing is ever certain these days in college sports. “We could not have wished for a better start,” DeGioia said.
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Boston, James soared and grabbed a lob pass before smashing it over a helpless Terry, who couldn’t defend himself in the lane against the onrushing 6-foot-8, 260-pound superstar. After the ball crashed through the rim, James stared and walked toward Terry, who was sprawled on the parquet floor. The monster dunk is regarded as one of the league’s best this season, ranking with the one Clippers center DeAndre Jordan recently delivered over Detroit’s Brandon Knight. James said his problems with Terry date back several years. James said Terry committed a flagrant foul on him when the guard was with Atlanta. Terry was also very talkative during
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CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James wasn’t just satisfied with dunking over Jason Terry. On Wednesday, he threw it in the Boston guard’s face again. The NBA’s ruling MVP said he ranks his monster dunk over Terry on Monday night as one of his best, and that it’s one of his favorites because of his history with the talkative Celtics guard. “I’ve had a chance to (review) it and it was one of my better ones,” James said at the Heat’s morning shootaround. “The fact that it happened to J.T. made it that much sweeter because we all know J.T. and he talks too much sometimes. “I’m glad it happened to him.” Late in the first half in
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Thursday March 21, 2013
Walk-on QB Moore ready to do what it takes to make impact with Mountaineers by amit batra sports writer
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Redshirt junior quarterback Logan Moore, right, transferred to West Virginia last season after starting for two years at Fairmont State.
Transferring from a Division II school to a top-tier football program that has won three BCS bowl games in the last decade can be intimidating. For redshirt junior Fairmont State transfer Logan Moore, this was the case. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound quarterback has been overlooked with the attention junior Paul Millard and redshirt freshman Ford Childress have received. “Once I made my mind up to transfer, I got a hold of Coach (Jake) Spavital and talked to him about it. He said he’d like to have me, so I was pretty much an invited walk-on to come in here at the start of camp,” Moore said. While every football player likes to play and get time on the field, West Virginia may not give Moore an immediate opportunity, but he has time to improve with guys like Millard and Childress as role models. “This whole offseason I just worked as hard as I could,” Moore
said. “(I was) just trying to learn as much as I could from Paul and Ford and just picking up as many things as I could. Coming into the spring, I didn’t know if I would get a shot or not.” While Moore also said he has enjoyed some time as a slot receiver in the early portion of spring football, he believes he can be a key part of the offensive unit, if given the opportunity. “This offseason I feel like I’m part of the team,” he said. “If I keep working hard and improving on everything, I think I’ll get a shot somewhere.” Moore said he has improved tremendously in his game, but getting used to the tempo and speed of this level of competition, especially in Big 12 Conference play, could be difficult. “I’ve improved on a lot of things I think,” Moore said. “Just getting a feel for the game, tempo and this speed of the Division I level. I think my arm’s getting stronger, but I have to credit that to the weight program and everything up here.” The Fairmont State transfer
said he misses the people from his old institution, but West Virginia could give him opportunities that are hard to come by. “Right now Paul and Ford are getting most of the reps,” Moore said. “I’ve been getting a lot of the reps at slot when we do team situations. I don’t know if I’ll get an opportunity, but I’ll be ready when it comes. That’s fine with me – I told them when I transferred up here I would do anything to get on the field.” In fall 2012, Moore studied one of the best to ever grace Milan Puskar Stadium in former quarterback Geno Smith. Every time there were quarterback drills, Moore would get a feel of what Smith would do and how he was able to excel in all stages of the game. Now, Moore plans to mirror what Paul and Ford do in practice. While Moore may not get an opportunity to become a Mountaineer great right away, when and if his time eventually comes, he will be ready to shine. email@example.com
Burnett, Nugent to end WVU careers at NCAA championships by connor murray sports correspondent
In their last meet as Mountaineers, seniors Rachael Burnett and Mandie Nugent will bring their collegiate careers to a close as they represent the West Virginia swim team in the NCAA championships from March 21-23 at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind. The pair of seniors are slated to compete in three events each. Nugent is scheduled to take part in the 500-meter freestyle, the 200 fly and the 100 fly while Burnett will participate in the 500 free,
Continued from page 9 attitudes are great.” Patterson echoed Holgorsen’s sentiments regarding the two senior defensive linemen who combined for 68 tackles, 8.5 TFLs but just 1.5 sacks in 2012. “They’ve really matured and developed into some great leadership, which is what we need,” Patterson said. “And if you ever want leaders on defense, that’s where I want them – up front. The game is still going to be won and lost in the trenches on both sides of the ball, so when your two best leaders, and two of your better players are up front, that gives you tremendous confidence; that gives confidence to the entire defense.” So, according to both the head coach and defen-
the 200 free and the 1650 free. “I’m really excited for the ladies to be here at NCAAs,” said West Virginia head coach Vic Riggs in a release. “They have prepared very well and now they just need to take that into their race this weekend. Rachael and Mandie have great opportunities to finish their careers with some great races.” As the season draws to an end, Burnett and Nugent will close the book on what has been a pair of legendary careers in the Old Gold and Blue. Making the journey from Greater Manchester, Eng-
land, to Morgantown, W.Va., Nugent has enjoyed success from her first meet as a Mountaineer, taking first place in the 200 fly against Marshall. Whether in the Big East or the Big 12, Nugent has made a habit of performing at a high level in the pressurepacked environment of conference championships. In all four years of her career, Nugent has taken home the conference championship in the 200 fly. This year at the Big 12 championships, Nugent finished the 200 fly with a time of 1:55.82, good enough to have her seeded No. 13 in the nation for the
sive coordinator, Clarke and Rowell will be looked at to lead West Virginia in the trenches, but Rowell himself said, apart from their leadership roles, the two players are very different. “Will and I are just dayand-night different people,” Rowell said. “Will is more of a quiet-type dude. He leads us in playing, and I talk and play at the same time. I’m in practice having fun and talking to Coach Holgorsen. “I just feel like when I get to talking, I get the whole defense going, like I did today. I just feel like I go out at practice and do what is necessary, and if the guys are having a bad day, I’ll just say some encouraging words, and we are ready to play.” Rowell said even though last year was frustrating from a defensive standpoint, the coaches and the players are using that frustration and
lack of success to ultimately come into the upcoming season as motivated as possible. “Our defense as a total was No. 8 in the Big 12. I thought we were No. 10 with the way we played. It was discouraging to see how we played last year. Last summer before camp, Coach Slaughter was telling us how the media was saying that the Dline was going to be the worst and it is going to be our fault that we lose every game,” Rowell said. “We took it personally, to be honest. Coach Slaughter said it to us every day, ‘You guys are the worst and you want to be first.’ That’s what they’re preaching now. “So, this year we’re just working hard and training hard for spring ball, and (we) are just looking forward to better things this year.”
event. Nugent’s 100 fly time of 52.67 has her seeded No. 30 in the nation, while her 500 free time of 4:42.38 makes her the No. 34 seed in the event. This NCAA championship will be the fourth in Nugent’s career, while her senior teammate will be heading to the event for the third time in her career. Looking to cap what has been a well-storied career, Burnett comes into the NCAA’s ranked in the top 20 in all three of her events. Following a Conference championship where Burnett broke three school re-
cords and a Big 12 record, the senior is ranked No. 11 nationally in the 500 free (4:38.40), No. 20 in the 200 free (1:45.22) and No. 13 in the 1,650 free (16:04.26). In her final conference championship experience, Burnett was named the Big 12 2013 Most Outstanding Women’s Swimmer. Marking the third straight year Burnett has at least shared a conference’s most outstanding swimmer award, the senior seems to rise to the occasion in big moments. Competing in a field of 281 of the nation’s best swimmers, Burnett and Nugent will have a chance to
end their college careers with a bang by performing well on the national stage. With Burnett and Nugent’s qualification for NCAA’s, coach Vic Riggs and the Mountaineers extend their streak to seven years with at least one WVU representative in the event. Although her time as a Mountaineer is almost up, Burnett will be no stranger to the pool during the next few months. She will return to the IU Natatorium in the summer as she competes in the World Championship trials June 25-29. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Redshirt senior defensive lineman Will Clarke has started 22 games in the last two seasons.
Continued from page 9 however, go back and look at the statistics beyond overall record. If they continue at the current pace, there’s no reason to believe the Mountaineers won’t be able to keep up with the titans of the Big 12. Coach Mazey has preached patience and respect for the process since he first took the job, and given a few years at the helm, Mazey could potentially put the Mountaineers back on the college baseball map. email@example.com
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