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Wednesday February 27, 2013
Volume 125, Issue 106
Future of food vendors uncertain by Summer ratcliff staff writer
During Tuesday night’s Committee of the Whole Meeting for Morgantown’s City Council, council members heard a presentation from Chief of Police Ed Preston concerning food vendors in the Downtown area. Preston said he believes the food vendors contribute to the issue of congestion in
the Downtown High Street area late at night. “We have a minimum of three food vendors during the most congested times in the downtown area on High Street,” Preston said. “It is mostly pedestrian congestion until closing time and then there is the issue of pedestrians mixing with vehicular traffic. “With the location of some of these individuals,
they are in the main transient avenues of that pedestrian traffic.” Chief Preston proposed three options that could alleviate pedestrian traffic issues. The first option suggested ignoring the issue of congestion and allowing the vendors to be present on the streets. A second option would be for the council to re-
Every year, eight percent of the world population become victims of cyber attacks such as hacking and identity theft. To prevent West Virginia University students from joining the 18 people that get cyber-attacked every second, Cyber WVU works to promote Internet security around campus. Today, most people keep crucial personal and financial information on multiple devices and websites, and by doing so, they jeopardize the safety of their information. “The same ease that you have for your devices connected to the network is the same ease that you can have your info stolen or compromised,” said Bryant Donato, secretary of arms and advertising. “If someone compromises your email account they can find any account you’ve used to sign up for. The trunk of your tree has been compromised so all of your branches are compromised.” Cyber WVU is trying to
increase students’ knowledge of the destruction a hacker can wreak by holding workshops and seminars in the near future. “The big picture is to bring people together and keep them on the edge of computer security so these things don’t happen,” Donato said. “The way technology changes in the cyber world is orders of magnitude faster than the technology changes in other fields.” Cyber WVU was created in Oct. 2011 by then-electrical engineering students Jim Mantheiy Jr. and Roy Nutter. Nutter had been working closely with the West Virginia state police on Internet security issues and felt it was time to raise awareness among students. “Their focus was to bring more awareness to the students – like how to be safe on the Internet and what threats are out there to using a computer,” said Adam Minter, Cyber WVU president. “Just in the past 10 years, everything in
By Jacob Bojesson Correspondent
Despite recent suggestions claiming Marris Keg Store is facing an uncertain future, the landmark store is staying afloat and with new management, are is looking forward to a brighter future. As the only store in Morgantown that bases its business in selling kegs, many students have grown fond of the store on Beechurst Avenue. With its convenient location, cheap prices and its reputation of serving the “best breakfast sandwich in town,” the prospect of the store facing bankruptcy created strong reactions within the Morgantown community. In the fall, more than 100 students signed a petition to save the store from closing down, but according to store manager,Mariah Viglianco, the situation was dramatized. “There was a petition to save it, but we were just in debate, because it does take effort to keep a business going,” Viglianco said. “I just came back to help, get it going and keep it in business. We’re doing well.” Marris is a family business, currently owned by Viglianco’s uncle and has been in the family for eight Kristen Basham/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM
Marris Keg Store is located on Beechurst Avenue.
By Evelyn Merithew staff writer
Hali Abdullah, a 26-year -old communications graduate student from Denmark, has started the brand Power Down & Open Up to encourage students to put down their cell phones and engage in face-to-face communication. “I was required to do an internship during what is now my eighth semester of education, and I thought about my experiences here as an international student and about my impressions of West Virginia University,”
Abdullah said. Two things that stood out to Abdullah were the large amount of diversity at WVU and how people typically don’t make an effort to leave their social group to meet new people. “When you walk into the Mountainlair, people are so focused on communicating with their phones and their computers, I thought, ‘Why not create a brand that speaks for itself?’ I want students to be more confident in opening up to one another,” Abdullah said. Abdullah said her adviser, Kristi Wood-Turner
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Students are encouraged to hold up the musings as Baylor’s starting lineup is announced. As the introduction video is playing, fans are to rip or crumple their DA and toss it into the air as Mountaineer Mascot Jonathan Kimble fires his musket. Northrup said he believes because of the team’s challenging season, it’s important to rally as a Mountaineer Nation. “With the team struggling, it’s still very important for students to help get behind them 100 percent,” he said. “We’ve got to be with them through rough times, which is where we are right now, but I think it’s a great opportunity.” Tip-off for tonight’s game is 7 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum. —crl
in the parking lot at the corners of Chestnut and Fayette Streets, known as Daniel’s Lot. “I think the City Manager’s suggestion was the right approach to this: to come back with a formulated plan in partnership with the council and the police department and suggest the best steps,” Manilla said.
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Kegs are stacked in storage and waiting to be filled at Marris Keg Store.
Huggins to host Chalk Talk in Lair today West Virginia University men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins will host another Coach’s Chalk Talk today in the Mountainlair. As the Mountaineers prepare to face the Baylor Bears, Huggins will talk to students to boost fan morale. Chris Northrup, Mountainer Maniacs Director, said Huggins plans to talk with students to fire up their Mountaineer pride before the game and answer student questions. “(Huggins wants) to get kids pumped up and get students excited for (tonight),” he said. “People will be there eating lunch, but I hope some people that wouldn’t usually be there come and swing by.” The Daily Athenaeum will again publish musings that will be placed throughout the student section.
from the vendors. The suggested area for the vendors was the newly opened Morgantown Marketplace located on Spruce Street. Each council member voiced their suggestions and concerns for the presented options. Mayor Jim Manilla said he would not be in favor of moving the vendors to the Marketplace but would prefer the vendors be located
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peal the existing ordinance, which would ban food vendors from the Downtown area during the overnight time frame. The third option is a compromise in which the city would provide a designated location for food vendors to set up their stands. This option would require potential customers to travel either by foot or vehicle to a separate location to purchase items
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of Boreman Hall, was very influential and encouraging about the idea, so she quickly decided to implement the brand. “I want people to come together, communicate traditionally and learn something about a student they wouldn’t otherwise know,” Abdullah said. “We need to embrace the diversity at this school. We can see the diversity, but people don’t practice it in any other way.” Abdullah said her main goal is to push students out of their comfort zones and create dialogues among diverse groups of people.
Abdullah, who has attended WVU since August 2012, said she believes native students at this school think meeting an international student is “cool,” but they don’t really appreciate what they can learn from people of different cultures. “I would love to have American students come up to me and ask me something like ‘How does the education system work in Denmark?’ That way, we can share experiences and impact each other with positive knowledge,” she said. At Abdullah’s student
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WILDCAT WIN The West Virginia women’s basketball team rallied in the second half to defeat visiting Kansas State Tuesday. SPORTS PAGE 9
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Uncertainty clouds future of California nuclear plant LOS ANGELES (AP) â€” The mounting bill tied to the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant in California jumped to more than $400 million through December, as the company that runs it contends with costly repairs and a host of questions about its future, regulatory filings and officials said Tuesday. The seaside plant between Los Angeles and San Diego was sidelined in January 2012 after a tiny radiation leak led to the discovery of unusual damage to hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water inside its steam generators. Edison International, the parent of operator Southern California Edison, said replacement power cost reached $300 million through Dec. 31, while repairs and inspections hit $102 million. The figures come as SCE pushes the Nuclear Regu-
Continued from page 1 collaboration events, she said she plans to require everyone to completely ignore their cell phones. She believes that by putting away a cell phone for even a small amount of time makes people realize they do spend too much time with technology and are missing out on better opportunities. Abdullah said she recognizes WVU offers many opportunities to learn and celebrate diversity, but believes more needs to be done. â€œThere are so many different ethnicities and cul-
latory Commission for permission to restart one of the twin reactors, Unit 2, and run it at 70 percent power for five months in hopes of ending vibration and friction blamed for tube damage. Meanwhile, state regulators are determining if ratepayers should be hit with costs tied to the shutdown, the NRCâ€™s investigative arm is looking into information Edison provided to the agency on the generators and environmental activists are pressing to have the plant shut down permanently. â€œThe scope of necessary repairs for the steam generators ... or the length of the unitsâ€™ outages could prove more extensive than is currently estimated,â€? company documents said. â€œThe cost of such repairs or the substitute market power that must be purchased during the outage could exceed estimates and insurance coverage, or may
not be recoverable through regulatory processes or otherwise,â€? Edison added. Regulatory filings also said SCEâ€™s insurance coverage for wildfires that could arise from its operations might not be sufficient. In a conference call with Wall Street analysts, Edison Chairman Ted Craver said the company hoped the Unit 2 reactor could be online by summer but noted that preparations are being made if that doesnâ€™t occur. â€œWe are convinced it is safe to run the unit,â€? he said. The NRC Tuesday also released Edisonâ€™s response to a thorny question on the plantâ€™s ability to run safely at full power. Even though the restart calls for a trial run at reduced power, the NRC staff last year said that operating rules require San Onofre to ensure generator tubes donâ€™t break during â€œthe full range of normal operating
conditions,â€? including at full power. That appeared to raise an obstacle to the proposed restart. The NRC said it wanted the company to demonstrate that Unit 2 could meet that threshold, or explain how generator tubes would interact with each other if the plant is operating at maximum capacity. In a response, the company argued, in essence, that 70 percent is full power for the five-month trial run. Under its proposal, full power â€œis 70 percent for the proposed operating periodâ€? and meets the federal requirements, the company wrote. The company said in a statement it will provide additional evaluations next month to demonstrate Unit 2 can run at 100 percent power, even though its restart plan, based on 70 percent power, will remain unchanged.
tures at this school. I see staff members and school departments raising awareness and holding diversity events, but after theyâ€™re over, students do nothing more about it,â€? Abdullah said. Other WVU students said they feel the same. â€œThere really isnâ€™t that much diversity awareness on campus. People have their own little groups, and they donâ€™t get much further than that. We need to be more aware of our surroundings rather than focused on whatâ€™s right in front of us,â€? said Tobias Hamrick, a junior public relations student. Though Abdullah said
she believes WVU students need to work on communicating outside their social groups, as an international student, she is very impressed with the campusâ€™ diversity in general. Aalborg University in Denmark, where Abdullah received her bachelorâ€™s in communication, is not what she considers diverse. â€œI lived in Denmark for 20 years, growing up in a culture that is so focused on its own values and being pure Danish,â€? Abdullah said. She said Denmark is 90 percent Danish, and since she isnâ€™t of Danish descent and has a darker complexion, she often found herself pushed to the side.
â€œBack in Denmark, they donâ€™t uplift diversity and say itâ€™s an important factor. That isnâ€™t the case here, but students donâ€™t feel like itâ€™s their responsibility to act. They know diversity exists, but they donâ€™t embrace it, in my opinion,â€? she said. Abdullah said she has high hopes for the Power Down & Open Up brand and believes it will inspire students to communicate outside of their comfort zones and help them gain the confidence to try something new. She said sheâ€™s experienced traveling outside of her comfort zone before and knows it isnâ€™t easy. How-
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Continued from page 1 Fourth ward councilor Jenny Selin suggested the vendors should be included in the discussions going forward. â€œThese are people that may be future owners of businesses Downtown â€“ these are people who are making their way in the world, they are part of the fabric of the downtown area,â€? Selin said. â€œAs long as we can make it safe and not interfere with other businesses, it seems as though they should be allowed to continue.â€? Also during the meeting, council members heard comments from various community members requesting the council purchase the Woodburn Elementary School property. BOPARC board member and Morgantown resident Nancy Ganz urged the council to purchase the school property because of
propertyâ€™s potential. â€œWe have a way to provide activities within our community; we can provide green spaces and we can curve negative activities,â€? Ganz said. â€œWe have students who could walk or ride their bikes to a recreational venue here, this would save time and money and provide a lot of opportunities for those students.â€? Ganz said the possibilities for this property were endless and could benefit the city of Morgantown and its citizens. City Council will further discuss the issue of vendors in the downtown area and the Woodburn Elementary School property during their meeting next Tuesday at 7 p.m. Public comments from any Morgantown resident are allowed during all council meetings. The meetings are held in the Morgantown Municipal Building at 389 Spruce Street. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Facebook ever, she said her hope is to challenge her fellow Mountaineers to broaden their horizons. When Abdullah emailed her Aalborg advisor asking if WVU was a study abroad option, there was just one seat left for her to come to the States and study, she immediately took it. The Universityâ€™s diversity was the most significant reason Abdullah said she appreciated WVU. â€œI didnâ€™t have a very good first semester at this school. I decided not to pack up and leave, though, because I had goals, ideas and interests to carry out,â€? Abdullah said. â€œI knew I could come up with something for my intern-
ship that involved WVUâ€™s diverse culture.â€? Power Down & Open Up aims to grant students a chance to put aside their misconceptions and judgements about different cultures and form new relationships with people they never would have met otherwise. â€œThe key words are communication and confidence. If I can impact just one student here with the things I have to share, then my mission is complete,â€? Abdullah said. To learn more and get involved, contact Abdullah at email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Cases of beer, pictured above, are just some of the offerings present at Marris Keg Store.
Continued from page 1 years. From the outside, the small, blue building doesnâ€™t look like much, but for the last 25 years, the store has built a loyal customer base with a variety of kegs, food, slot machines and a bar. The original concept of having freshly baked break-
fast sandwiches and cheap kegs is what makes the store unique, according to Viglianco, and it is not something they want to compromise. â€œWeâ€™re trying to keep it low. Iâ€™d rather bring people in and help people out,â€? Viglianco said. â€œYou come in, get your breakfast sandwich, get you kegs ... Weâ€™re trying to keep it a convenient one-stop-shop kind of thing.â€?
Keg prices are as low as $60, which is among the lowest prices in town. With new management, the store is trying to branch out and attract new customers. â€œRight now, weâ€™re kind of in the process of making changes,â€? Viglianco said. â€œIâ€™m trying to get things going, to bring people in, to advertise. And weâ€™ve made some changes to the menu,
but not any major ones.â€? Viglianco said West Virginia Universityâ€™s planned reconstruction of the Sunnyside neighborhood could potentially yield a negative impact on many businesses in the area. Viglianco said she hopes loyal customers will continue returning to the store and enjoy the bar as theyâ€™ve done for the last 25 years.
â€œCome in, get your kegs, (and) check the bar out, because weâ€™re going to be hosting some events in here,â€? she said. â€œWe arenâ€™t closing. Weâ€™re going to stay open.â€? For more information on Marris Keg Store, visit their Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter using the handle @MarrisKegStore. email@example.com
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terms of what weâ€™ve done on a computer has been fairly sloppy. Itâ€™s not been as well developed security wise.â€? A lot of the everyday work includes preparing for a cyber-competition in which Cyber WVU will represent the University and compete against other schools. Professional penetration testers hack into the teamâ€™s computers, and the contenderâ€™s job is to defend the system. Cyber WVU encourages people to watch when they practice for the competition in their office at 3040 University Avenue, suite 3102. â€œA lot of this networking, cyber-security stuff is like an all-inclusive package. You come here, and if youâ€™re willing to learn, this is the place to do it, and we are the people to provide to that,â€? Minter said. â€œI came into this completely blind a year ago. Itâ€™s pretty hands-on stuff, and if youâ€™re willing to learn, Iâ€™m there at least nine hours a week.â€? To learn more about how to stay safe on the Internet or need help with a security issue, visit http://cyberwvu.lcsee.wvu.edu, or contact Adam Minter at firstname.lastname@example.org. edu. â€œOne day weâ€™re going to be professionals at what we do, I would assume, but we have to find a way to reach out to those people that arenâ€™t technically savvy,â€? Minter said. â€œWeâ€™ve got a lot of ideas and plans for the future to build somewhat of a legacy here to get more people aware and to make this more of a campus-wide organization.â€? email@example.com
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Benedict to be called ‘emeritus pope,’ wear white
Two nuns walk past a photo of Pope Benedict XVI as they leave a souvenir shop just outside the Vatican Tuesday. VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two pontiffs, both wearing white, both called “pope” and living a few yards from one another, with the same key aide serving them. The Vatican’s announcement Tuesday that Pope Benedict XVI will be known as “emeritus pope” in his retirement, be called “Your Holiness” and continue to wear the white cassock associated with the papacy has fueled concerns about potential conflicts arising from the peculiar reality now facing the Catholic Church: having one reigning and one retired pope. Benedict’s title and what he will wear have been a major source of speculation since the 85-year-old pontiff stunned the world and announced he would resign Thursday, the first pope to do so in 600 years. There has been good reason why popes haven’t stepped down in past centuries, given the possibility for divided allegiances and even schism. But the Vatican insists that while the situation created by Benedict’s retirement is certainly unique, no major conflicts will arise. “According to the evolution of Catholic doctrine and mentality, there is only
one pope. Clearly it’s a new situation, but I don’t think there will be problems,” Giovanni Maria Vian, the editor of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, said in an interview. Critics aren’t so sure. Some Vatican-based cardinals have privately grumbled that it will make it more difficult for the next pope with Benedict still around. Swiss theologian Hans Kueng, Benedict’s one-time colleague-turned-critic, went further: “With Benedict XVI, there is a risk of a shadow pope who has abdicated but can still indirectly exert influence,” he told Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine last week. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Tuesday that Benedict himself decided on his name and wardrobe in consultation with others, settling on “Your Holiness Benedict XVI” and either “emeritus pope” or “emeritus Roman pontiff.” Lombardi said he didn’t know why Benedict had decided to drop his other main title: bishop of Rome. In the two weeks since Benedict’s resignation announcement, Vatican officials had suggested that Benedict would likely re-
sume wearing the traditional black garb of a cleric and would use the title “emeritus bishop of Rome” to avoid creating confusion with the future pope. Adding to the concern is that Benedict’s trusted secretary, Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, will be serving both pontiffs – living with Benedict at the monastery being converted for him inside Vatican grounds while keeping his day job as prefect of the new pope’s household. Asked about the potential for conflict, Lombardi was defensive, saying the decisions had been clearly reasoned and were likely chosen for the sake of simplicity. “I believe it was well thought out,” he said. Benedict himself has made clear he is retiring to a lifetime of prayer and meditation “hidden from the world.” However, he still will be very present in the tiny Vatican city-state, where his new home is right next door to the Vatican Radio transmission tower and has a lovely view of the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica. Kueng said it was a mistake for Gaenswein to serve both men and for Benedict to remain so close to the center of action.
“No priest likes it if his predecessor sits next to the rectory and watches everything he does,” Kueng was quoted as saying in Der Spiegel. “And even for the bishop of Rome, it is not pleasant if his predecessor constantly has an eye on him.” However, others reasoned that Benedict’s retirement plans and title were in keeping with those of other retired heads of state. “I was somewhat surprised that Benedict would still be called ‘His Holiness’ and would wear white, but it’s akin to the former U.S. presidents being addressed as ‘Mr. President,’” said the Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit writer and editor. “It’s a mark of respect for the former office he once held.” “Overall, I don’t think that after the conclave there will be any doubt about who the pope is, or who is in charge,” he said. While Benedict will no longer wear his trademark red shoes, he has taken a liking to a pair of hand-crafted brown loafers made for him by artisans in Leon, Mexico, and given to him during his 2012 visit. He will wear those in retirement, Lombardi said. Lombardi also elaborated
on the College of Cardinals meetings that will take place after the papacy becomes vacant – crucial gatherings in which cardinals will discuss the problems facing the church and set a date for the start of the conclave to elect Benedict’s successor. The first meeting isn’t expected until Monday, Lombardi said, since the official convocation to cardinals to come to Rome will only go out on Friday – the first day of what’s known as the “sede vacante,” or the vacancy between papacies. In all, 115 cardinals under the age of 80 are expected in Rome for the conclave to vote on who should become the next pope. Two other eligible cardinals have already said they are not coming, one from Britain and another from Indonesia. Cardinals who are 80 and older can join the College meetings but won’t participate in the conclave or vote. Benedict has already given the cardinals the goahead to move up the start date of the conclave – tossing out the traditional 15day waiting period. But the cardinals won’t be able to set a date until their official meetings begin Monday. Lombardi also described Benedict’s final 48 hours as
pope: On Tuesday, he was packing, arranging for documents to be sent to the various Vatican archives and separating out the personal papers he will take with him into retirement. On Wednesday, Benedict holds his final public general audience in St. Peter’s Square – an event that has already brought in 50,000 ticket requests. He won’t greet visiting prelates or VIPs as he normally does, but will meet some visiting leaders – from Slovakia, San Marino, Andorra and his native Bavaria – privately afterward. On Thursday, the pope meets with his cardinals in the morning and then flies by helicopter at 5 p.m. to Castel Gandolfo, the papal residence south of Rome. Benedict will greet parishioners there from the palazzo’s balcony – his final public act as pope. Then, at 8 p.m., the exact time at which his retirement becomes official, the Swiss Guards standing outside the doors of the palazzo at Castel Gandolfo will go off duty, their service protecting the head of the Catholic Church finished. Benedict’s personal security will be assured by Vatican police, Lombardi said.
French in tough fight in northern Mali PARIS (AP) — France’s defense minister said Tuesday that French troops are involved in “very violent fighting” in the mountains of northern Mali and that it’s too early to talk about a quick pullout from the West African country, despite the growing cost of the intervention. The fighting against Islamic extremists in the Adrar des Ifoghas mountains has been going on for days. A clash in the area killed 23 soldiers from neighboring Chad on Friday, according to a letter from French President Francois Hollande expressing condolences to his Chadian counterpart. Soldiers from Chad and a few other African countries have joined the French-led operation to help Mali’s weak military push back extremists who had imposed harsh rule on northern Mali and started moving toward the capital last month. On Tuesday, the Obama administration imposed sanctions on an Islamic rebel leader whose extremist group seized much of northern Mali last year and prompted the French military intervention. The U.S. State Department designated Iyad Ag Ghali, head of the Islamic group Ansar Dine, a global terrorist. The action blocks any assets he holds in the U.S. and prohibits Americans from doing business with him. The U.N. also added Ag Ghali to its global sanctions list. Ag Ghali’s armed extremists conquered much of northern Mali after a
military coup in Mali’s capital, aided by al-Qaida’s North Africa wing. In Timbuktu, he imposed strict Shariah law and forced thousands to flee; others were tortured and executed. But the Frenchled intervention in January has turned the tide, forcing back Ag Ghali’s rebels to mountainous hideouts near the Algeria border. French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on France’s RTL radio Tuesday that the French intervention in Mali has cost more than €100 million ($133 million) since it started Jan. 11. In the first weeks of the campaign, French and Malian forces easily took back cities in northern Mali. But the fighting is rougher now that it has reached more remote terrain in the mountains of the southern Sahara. “We are now at the heart of the conflict,” in protracted fighting in the Adrar des Ifoghas mountains, Le Drian said. While some have suggested starting a pullout of the 4,000-strong French force next month, Le Drian said he couldn’t talk about a quick withdrawal while the
mountain fighting goes on. Hollande’s letter to Chadian President Idriss Deby said the deaths of Chadian soldiers “illustrate the dangers of this mission.” It gave no details. The Chadian army had initially said that 13 soldiers and 65 Islamic extremist rebels were killed in the fighting Friday. At the United Nations in New York, a top U.N. humanitarian official said Tuesday that as security improves in Mali, the world must seize the moAP ment to deliver muchneeded humanitarian aid. French Troops dismount to secure a demining team clearing the road near Hambori, northern Mali, on the road to Gao John Ging, a senior hu- Monday. manitarian affairs official who just visited Mali, said that country’s northern region is stabilizing but needs help re-opening schools, markets and health clinics. The U.N. is appealing for $373 million in aid, but has only received $17 million. Even before fighting erupted last year among government forces, Taureg rebels and radical Islamists, Ging said Mali was suffering from the severe food crisis that has hit Africa’s arid Sahel region. Ging said more than 430,000 Malians have been displaced.
OPINION Ensuring access to the polls
Wednesday February 27, 2013
Tuesday marked the beginning of the 2013 West Virginia University Student Government Association elections. Students who haven’t yet voted will have the opportunity to cast their ballot today and tomorrow at one of the voting stations across campus. All you need to vote is a valid student ID, and it only takes a few minutes. We strongly encourage all students who haven’t already done so to participate in this year’s election by casting their ballots. If you would like to learn more about the
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candidates before heading to the polls, we encourage you to check out our coverage from this past week, including our candidate profiles and the list of endorsements we published on our editorial page in yesterday’s edition. On the first day of voting, there were voting stations in the Mountainlair, at the Student Recreation Center, and in the Engineering building on the Evansdale campus. Although we commend the Elections Committee for several aspects of this year’s election that we think they have done a good job with,
including their “Rock the Vote” campaign and the arrangement to use fraudproof voting machines, we are troubled by some of the decisions they have made. We previously criticized their handling of the SGA debate, which they ended up organizing themselves instead of outsourcing it to an objective third party. It has now come to our attention that the current allocation of voting machines on campus is in violation of SGA’s own election code, which is posted in full on SGA’s official website in the “documents” section.
Here is the exact description of the requirements for distribution of voting locations, lifted from this document: “There will be a minimum of seven required voting locations. These locations are: The Mountainlair, Brooks Hall, The Student Recreation Center, The Evansdale Residential Complex, The Mineral Resource Building, The Health Science Center, and the Law School.” The reasoning behind requiring voting locations across campus is sound. WVU’s fragmented campus makes it important that
students across campus have convenient access to the polls. Considering last year’s shockingly low voter turnout, this is an even more important to guarantee. Why has the committee chosen to neglect these provisions? We understand there may have been practical considerations taken into account because of the new voting machines. But if that is why this decision was made, the election code should have been revised prior to the election.
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Appreciating life after dealing with death MOLLY ROBINSON columnist
Most of the time, when people ask me how my day was, I respond with an “okay” or “all right.” Sometimes, I go into detail about how my professor graded something wrong or my encounter with an old high school bully or how I fell in the mud. Other times, I’m just so exhausted coming home from hours full of lectures and note taking that I simply say my day was tiring. Frankly, it’s a bit of a rarity that I actually consider my day good, or even above average. Most of the time, it is only average,
dotted with slight ups and downs that end up canceling each other out whenever someone asks me how my day went. But this Tuesday, I stopped to think about my day when I found out that a boy I’d gone to high school with, Randy Stephens, passed away after fighting cancer for four years. He was 18. I don’t want to make this column a eulogy about him – there are people who knew him better than I did who could give a much more accurate description of how brave and strong he was and how hard he fought all those years. While it’s extraordinarily sad that someone so young was taken from us, it has
helped me realize that my day wasn’t so bad after all, and tomorrow probably won’t be so shabby, either. Once, several years ago, I was about to head outside to go sledding with some of my buddies when I heard that a family friend was hit by a car and was in critical condition. After hearing this, I asked my parents if I should still go sledding or if it would be more appropriate to stay home. I remember them looking at me, a bit puzzled, and my dad said “Why should this affect whether you go out and have fun today? Get out there and go sled riding down the biggest hill you can find. Let this allow you to celebrate life even more now.”
And so today, upon hearing about Randy’s death, I carpe’d the diem and found his passing allowed me to look at my life from a different perspective. It really wasn’t so bad that I got a little bit lower grade on my exam than I thought I would, or that the weather was a bit cold today. In fact, in the big scheme of things, my day was really good. I got to see all of my friends, I ate a really good candy bar and I got my homework done on time. It’s not often we are blessed with such a turning point in our view of life. Often, we are stuck in the rut of stressing out for exams or irritated with friends, and our feelings
remain in shallow waters, and we never realize there’s a whole other end of the pool that we rarely even dip our feet into. In fact, maybe we’ve got it all wrong. Perhaps we should be using funerals not to help us mourn those who have passed, but as a way to celebrate both their lives and ours, as well. Not many of us are truly grateful for the simple fact of being alive, but really, we should be. There are enough people in this world coping with issues that us lucky college students wouldn’t even be able to comprehend. There are kids younger than us dying every day from hunger and disease. And yet, at the end of the day, we are
simply “tired.” Tired from gaining a college education to get a better job and create a better life for ourselves down the road. Tired of our friends backstabbing us or ditching plans or whatever. Tired of leaving our warm beds at 8 a.m. to trek to class on bone-chillingly cold mornings. Perhaps we should take a minute out of our “tiring” day to realize just how brightly the sun still shines, or how a stranger held the door open, or how you scored a few easy points in class to help your grade. Or perhaps we should just simply be thankful that we are still here on Earth to bear witness to all the beauty around us.
The rise of the unpaid internships for college students The Daily Free Press EDITORIAL BOARD
It’s safe to say (and The New York Times said it Wednesday) that interning has become the norm. These days, college students typically graduate with an internship or two under their belt. Not just because work experience is a good thing to have – internships can act as a crucial segue into the workplace – but because it’s expected that job applicants already have it, or they won’t get hired in today’s increasingly competitive workplace. With that expectation, of course, has come a serious growth in the pool from which companies offering internships have to choose applicants. A larger pool means greater competition, as students are desperate to fill their resume – even if it means working for free. But after the Department of Labor declared, in 2010, that unpaid internships are illegal, according to the New York Times, companies have begun to take advantage of this high demand for work experience and avoided legal liabilities by offering work in return for college credit. Is this fair, though? Unpaid internships seem to equip students for success in obtaining employment in the future. But as much as they provide students with the chance to enhance their resume while also making networking connections, unpaid positions also hinder a student’s ability to stand on his or her own feet sooner rather than later. We’re forced to live at home, or hold other paying jobs on the side. Moreover, only students with other sources of incomes or parents to support them can accept an unpaid
Many college students turn to unpaid internships to gain valuable work experience. offer. In some ways, the unpaid system only benefits the wealthy, furthering the divide between those with privilege or a leg-up and those without. The Times also critiqued the “academic internship,” in which colleges get tuition to not teach students but rather
place them in an internship for which students will get credit. This is what the Boston University Internship Programs abroad do, which means that tuition for an Internship Program is essentially free money for the university. As The Times explained: it’s not just that
students receive no wages, it’s that they’re actually receiving a “negative wage.” They are paying BU to receive credit, but they’re not going to class. They are going to work. This is almost exploitative. On the other hand, it’s almost necessary. As more
and more soon-to-be-graduates seek job experience in the form of internships, it becomes a.) more crucial that students land a position and b.) more difficult for companies to hire so many applicants. There simply isn’t that much money to go around. Offering un-
paid internships, therefore, benefits the student in that it allows them to get experience in offices where there would otherwise be no budget for them. Additionally, unpaid internships are perhaps slightly less competitive than those that offer a salary.
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DAILY HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR
BORN TODAY This year you will deal with a plethora of unexpected events. You have what it takes to meet life’s demands, and your ability to flex will be tested. Let go of what doesn’t work for you. When you do, you might notice that many opportunities will present themselves. If you are single, you will yearn for a close bond. Be patient; come summertime, this becomes a possibility. You just need to be your authentic self. If you are attached, the two of you seem to have a quality of the unexpected linked to your relationship.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH Stay calm when others become irritable or agitated. A boss or higherup seems to reverse course, which encourages you to question what is really going on here. Trust your judgment. Your instincts will carry you past a problem. You like what you hear. Tonight: Head home.
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Listen to others’ feedback with an open mind. The unexpected is becoming expected, and it seems to follow you everywhere you go. Relax more with change, and be willing to let go of what isn’t working in your life. Tonight: Go with the flow of the moment. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHH Pace yourself. You have a lot to get done, and you’ll do just that, given some space and time. Your ability to adapt to change emerges. Understand what needs to happen with a financial matter. Don’t spend funds before they are in your bank account. Tonight: Make it easy. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH Allow your creativity to emerge when facing a schedule change or in a meeting gone awry. You don’t need to make a big deal out of everything that is occurring -- just go with the flow. You will know when to act and what to do. Tonight: Sponta-
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH You might be overcautious in the morning, but by midafternoon, you’ll know which direction you would like to go. The unexpected easily could boomerang in and out of your plans. Demonstrate your ability to be flexible. Good news comes forward. Tonight: Where the fun is. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH You might feel uneasy, and it could seem as if you aren’t sure which way to turn. Honor what you’re feeling; you’ll see why you feel that way later. The unexpected enters your life and creates havoc where you least expect it. Tonight: Say “yes” to someone’s offer. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH You might be slow to get going, but once the afternoon hits, you’ll be a whirlwind of activity. Fortunately, when a key friend, associate or loved one starts acting strange, you will know what to do. Let this person say what he or she needs to say. Tonight: Escape into the world of music. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH Be direct in your dealings in the morning. The clearer you are, the better your decisions will be. You might not be sure which way to go with a loved one who means well but could
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10 Like a spoiled kid, often 11 Unwritten reminder 12 Cab storage site 13 Hunted Carroll creature 18 Microwave maker 23 Braves, on scoreboards 24 Against 25 Exactly 26 Mauna __ 27 “Whoso diggeth __ shall fall therein”: Proverbs 28 Fundraiser with steps? 29 Thing taken for granted 33 California’s Big __ 34 Not dis? 36 Chow 39 Avatar of Vishnu 40 Wd. derivation 43 Some Duracells 44 Silly talk 45 Foil maker 47 Capsizes 48 Neighbor of Isr.
51 __ Minh 52 Comparable to a March hare 53 Words with lamb or mutton 56 School sports org. 57 Like Cheerios 58 Half of seis 61 Fire truck item 62 G.I.’s mail drop 63 Paul McCartney, for one
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cause a problem. Do nothing -- just see what he or she does. Tonight: Get some R and R. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHHH Zero in on what needs to happen. Your high stress level could come out as a nervous energy. You will need to deal with a strange twist. Try to get a lot of important feedback as you attempt to root out a problem. Success will come naturally. Tonight: Join friends for some fun. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHHH Keep reaching out to a key person in your life. You might hear some shocking news that encourages you to regroup. The unexpected occurs, but you’ll demonstrate flexibility. Adjust your plans accordingly, and get to the root of a problem. Tonight: Others seek you out. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH Make a call to someone at a distance. Your caring comes out naturally. Be flexible with a change in plans, and your ingenuity will come to the rescue. Find a solution that works for you and also for others. Tonight: Return emails, and relax to a good movie. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH Deal with people directly today. A one-on-one conversation could change how you deal with your finances and the people you might be responsible for. Trust your resilience, and you will bounce back. Opportunities could involve real estate. Tonight: Dinner with a loved one. BORN TODAY Politician John Connally (1917), author John Steinbeck (1902), actress Joanne Wood-
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Radio show features Spence’s Rye
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Spence’s Rye performs at the Gluck Theatre in the Mountainlair Monday evening.
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Looking for a way to unwind after a long day full of classes and work? U92, West Virginia University’s student-run radio station, provides a unique but widely unknown option for Monday evenings that has been around since the mid-1980s – the Morgantown Sound radio show. Morgantown Sound airs live on 91.7 U92-FM and at http://u92.wvu.edu and features an up-and-coming local artist every Monday night live in the Gluck Theatre of the Mountainlair at 8 p.m. This provides a great opportunity for students to hear new music and relax for free. Monday night, Morgantown Sound featured Spence’s Rye, a solo banjo project by artist Gary Copeland. While bluegrass isn’t my preferred music genre, but Copeland’s style is something top which I truly enjoy listening. His deep voice
mixed with the twangy banjo sound reminds me of music I heard at family reunions as a child, which was strangely comforting on a Monday evening. Copeland, a Clarksburg, W.Va., native, has been playing guitar for years and still plays acoustic guitar from time to time, but the banjo is where his signature sound is displayed. As Copeland began to play, his fingers strummed along the strings quickly creating a bluegrass, folk style that is soothing and easy to listen to. Although Copeland sounds as if he learned to play the banjo decades ago, it has only been two short years, according to the artist. Copeland learned to play the banjo through a West Virginia Folk Art Apprenticeship Program administered by the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College. “I’ve played the guitar for years, but it got to a point where the guitar playing was kind of flat,” Copeland
said. “I was just chucking out chords with a pick. The claw hammer style that I play on the banjo is a very old style that adds a completely different dynamic to the strumming.” Spence’s Rye played through familiar tunes such as “Oh! Susanna” while also mixing in his own songs that he writes himself, including “Every Dog Has Its Day.” Although Copeland seemed surprised to hear he is known for his storytelling lyrics, the lyrics in all of Copeland’s songs convey sincerity in his music and share stories from Appalachia. Copeland’s favorite song he wrote is “Highland Grave.” “‘Highland Grave’ is about a witch’s grave in a cemetery in the direct vicinity of where I grew up,” Copeland said. About three or four songs into the set, Spence’s Rye showcased Copeland’s strong vocal skills as he relaxed on stage. Copeland’s voice, which is deep
and comparable to Johnny Cash, is definitely a highlight of Spence’s Rye. Copeland played a wide variety of songs, from ones with a quick beat and strong bluegrass feel to songs with a slower beat and a bluesy feel. The laidback vibe is definitely present through all of his songs. Copeland performs throughout Clarksburg and Fairmont and often performs at Black Bear Burritos in Morgantown, as well as many other locations across the city. Spence’s Rye is set to release a new EP this spring. While watching Spence’s Rye perform, it’s easy to tell Copeland enjoys what he does. I believe that’s an aspect about live music that cannot be replaced – the emotion and soul conveyed by the artist. Although the artists enjoy getting recorded, the Gluck Theatre is open for the public to watch the radio show live every Monday evening. Only a couple of people mingled in
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Gary Copeland of Spence’s Rye introduces himself on Monday’s radio show. during the performance to listen live due to lack of awareness of the show. But according to the Morgantown Sound crew, they are trying to get the word out. “The station is 30 years old, and I’d say the show is roughly 20 or more years old,” said Alec Berry, director of Morgantown Sound. “In terms of this crew and myself doing it, though, we’ve only been doing it for about a year since last January.” Berry works alongside John Casey and Corey Zinn, as well as many other students on Morgantown Sound. Berry believes the show is a great way to get students involved. “The show is promoting the local music scene and putting it on the air, but it’s also a great learning experience for students to learn to set up equipment like this, interact with different people and learn organizational skills and how to put on a live radio show,” Berry said. “We, as students, do it entirely ourselves.”
The show used to be broadcast live at 123 Pleasant Street in the 1990s, which was the last time Copeland played on Morgantown Sound. After that, it was broadcast in U92 studios until the Gluck Theatre was obtained. “The Gluck Theatre is a fairly new thing that we got about three years ago,” Berry said. “The show kind of waxed and waned. Then, last January, we took it over and have put a little different spin on it.” To learn more about Morgantown Sound, hear a podcast of the show and view pictures, visit http:// morgantownsound.wordpress.com. Morgantown Sound airs every Monday 8-10 p.m. To listen to Spence’s Rye and learn more about Gary Copeland, visit spencesrye. wordpress.com. email@example.com
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Funeral held in honor of country singer Mindy McCready FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — As her music played in the background, country music star Mindy McCready was remembered Tuesday by friends and family as a fun and talented singer who also “wanted to be healed” from her past. About 200 friends and family gathered in the 37-year-old singer’s Florida hometown of Fort Myers. A large screen behind the altar of Crossroads Baptist Church was filled with her images and her portrait stood nearby. “Our Mindy was so tired. She felt helpless,” said McCready’s mother, Gayle Inge. “She was in her darkest moment and she was hurt by so many allegations. She was too emotional to understand.” McCready, whose real name was Malinda Gayle McCready, committed suicide Feb. 17 at her home in Arkansas, days after leaving a court-ordered substance abuse treatment program. The mother of two died from a single gunshot to the head about a month after her longtime boyfriend David Wilson’s death, also thought to be suicide, in the same place. Inge acknowledged that her daughter had faced many battles but now: “Her
spirit found healing on the other side.” McCready’s personal problems started in 2004 and included a custody battle with her mother over one of her sons. She was briefly hospitalized in 2010 after police responded to an overdose call to a home her mother owned in North Fort Myers, Fla., and she later appeared on “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” where she declared herself clean from drugs. McCready’s family declined to address any custody issue at the funeral. “She wanted them to know that nothing, not even death, could separate her from them,” Gayle Inge said of McCready’s two sons, Zander Ryan and Zayne Christopher. “She’s healed. She’s no longer sick,” she added, referring to what she told McCready’s sons. McCready’s stepfather, brothers and cousin also shared their fondest – and often funny – memories of McCready. “You all know I grew up coming from a broken home,” said brother Timothy McCready, wiping away tears. “It makes your brothers and sisters really important to you. We used to joke about how she raised us...
we raised each other, all of us. And she probably got us all in a lot more trouble than she got us out of,” he later joked about his sister. McCready grew up in Fort Myers, where she took private vocal lessons and later sang in karaoke bars. Family friend Julie EndeKillion remembers the day when McCready won her first award for “Ten Thousand Angels.” “And I remember her coming out of the trailer,” she recalled. “I think she was in Kenny Chesney’s trailer because she didn’t even have her own dressing room at that time. Nashville is a pretty cool place. She made her mark on it.” McCready arrived in Nashville in 1994 and hit the top of the country charts before her personal problems sidetracked her career. In 1996, her “Guys Do It All the Time” hit No. 1. Her other hits included “Ten Thousand Angels,” which Michael Inge, McCready’s stepfather, plays a memorial song at the funeral. her stepfather sang during the funeral. “She’s our special angel,” said Michael Inge. “She sang a song years ago about `Ten Thousand Angels’ watching over her and now she is in the presence of all those 10 thousand angels,” Michael Inge said.
Hamill and Judd to star on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ NEW YORK (AP) — A goldmedal figure skater, a country music legend and a kooky comedian are stepping their way onto “Dancing With the Stars.” ABC says Dorothy Hamill, Wynonna Judd and Andy Dick are among 11 contenders for the mirrored ball on the new season of the celebrity dance
competition. Other famous faces in the show’s 16th edition include standup comic and actor D.L. Hughley, Baltimore Ravens football player Jacoby Jones and former “American Idol” contestant Kellie Pickler. Also on hand will be former welterweight boxing champ Victor Ortiz, “Gen-
eral Hospital” star Ingo Rademacher, actress-singer Zendaya Coleman and Lisa Vanderpump from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” as well as Olympic gold-medal gymnast Aly Raisman. The new “Dancing With the Stars” season kicks off on ABC with a two-hour premiere on March 18.
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‘ABBA The Concert’ to come to Creative Arts Center
The Waterloo band will perform ‘ABBA The Concert’ Sunday in the Lyell B. Clay Theatre of the Creative Arts Center.
BY LACEY PALMER ASSOCIATE A&E EDITOR
Disco enthusiasts rejoice: “ABBA the Concert” will stop by the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center on its current nationwide tour. Performed by the band Waterloo, “ABBA the Concert” is said to be the closest to the original 1970s group as you can get. Waterloo, which formed in 1996, quickly become known for its “ABBA-esque” performance featuring songs from the group such as “Waterloo,” “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen.” “When you have a huge musical catalogue like ABBA, there’s always something for everyone,” said David Ryan, public relations specialist for WVU Arts & Entertainment.
“You don’t even have to be a super-fan of ABBA— you know lyrics, and it’s often hard not to start singing along to it.” Waterloo has taken “ABBA The Concert” to more than 20 countries around the world and has performed more than 1,000 shows. The group has sold out the Hollywood Bowl and the Wolf Trap multiple times. With five consecutive national tours, the group is one the most popular tribute bands nationwide. The two-hour musical extravaganza follows ABBA’s outstanding career from their start in 1972 to 1982 when the group broke up. The Swedish group sold more than 370 million records worldwide and changed the pop music industry for the better
during those 10 years, and “ABBA the Concert” aims to show that. During the tour, each show features two members of the original ABBA rhythm section. These players have consisted of saxophone players Johan Stengard and Ulf Andersson, bass players Mike Watson and Rutger Gunnarsson, Lasse Wellander and Janne Schaffer and drummers Ola Brunkert and Roger Palm. “‘ABBA the Concert’ offers music lovers a fun, light evening of great music with performers who dedicate themselves to giving the best musical experience possible,” Ryan said. “What better way to spend a Sunday evening than having fun and singing along with some classics?” According to Ryan, it’s a thrill to bring another na-
tionally and internationally known group to the Creative Arts Center. “We choose a variety of musical and theatrical performances for our University Arts Series,” Ryan said. “ABBA has a timeless quality about it, and like our upcoming performance of ‘Elvis Lives!’ showcases music that defined a generation.” Tickets can be purchased at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center Box Offices 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets are $28 for WVU students and range $40-55 for the public. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre in the Creative Arts Center. firstname.lastname@example.org
A member of the Waterloo band performs during ‘ABBA The Concert.’
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Fat Daddy’s photo recap: The Short Brothers
The Short Brothers, a guitar duo from West Virginia, performed at Fat Daddy’s Thursday night.
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A member of The Short Brothers plays the guitar at Fat Daddy’s.
Lohan’s attorney seeks motivational speaking deal with prosecutors
Lindsay Lohan appeared in court in January.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Lohan’s attorney has suggested to prosecutors that the actress serve as a motivational speaker and perform non-jail activities to resolve her latest criminal case, according to a letter obtained Tuesday. The letter from lawyer Mark Heller proposed several alternatives for Lohan, who could be sent to jail if a judge determines her actions in a traffic crash violated terms of her probation in a previous theft case. His letter states that Lohan’s turbulent home life has deeply impacted her and requires a different approach in the case. The actress plans to spend time recording public service announcements and make “periodic visits to schools, hospitals, and
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other venues where she may provide inspirational talks, encouraging children to pursue positive goals and avoid bad habits,” states the letter filed on Friday and released by the court Tuesday. Heller also proposed the establishment of a nonprofit foundation in Lohan’s name to benefit young people. The actress “has made a commitment to herself to elevate her life and participate in activities which will advance her desire to lead a model life,” Heller wrote in a motion seeking a delay in the case that returns to court on Friday. Trial is now set for March 18. Lohan is charged with three misdemeanor charges of reckless driving, lying to police and obstructing officers from per-
forming their duties. She has pleaded not guilty. The actress could face 245 days in jail if she is found to be in violation of her probation. The star of “Mean Girls” and “Freaky Friday” was sentenced to psychotherapy in November of 2011 in cases involving theft and drunken driving charges, but she has not been required to attend counseling since being placed on informal probation in March 2012. Those terms were imposed by Judge Stephanie Sautner, who is retiring and will no longer handle Lohan’s case. The crash that prompted the current charges occurred in June on Pacific Coast Highway while Lohan was on the way to a movie shoot.
Terry White, chief deputy city attorney in Santa Monica, declined comment on the letter. He said discussions about a possible resolution are scheduled to take place this week. Lohan, 26, was on her way to a beach shoot with another person for the TV movie “Liz and Dick” when her car crashed into the back of a dump truck. Police allege she lied about being behind the wheel. Heller is also seeking dismissal of the charges against Lohan, arguing that police ignored her when she said she didn’t want to be interviewed without her attorney present. Lohan was at the hospital at the time, not in custody, and showed no signs of impairment when officers gave her a field sobriety test, the lawyer said.
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The West Virginia bench reacts after a play during the second half Tuesday night.
Mountaineers erase halftime deficit, storm back to take down Wildcats 66-57 By cody schuler managing editor
Though it wasn’t the complete performance West Virginia head coach Mike Carey has been searching for, the Mountaineers rattled off a 14-2 run late in the second half to come from behind and defeat visiting Kansas State 66-57 Tuesday night. “It’s a win. I don’t know. (In the first half ) we were a step slow, standing around (and) throwing the ball around. (Kansas State) was getting (loose balls). They were outhustling us,” Carey said. With two regular season games
remaining before postseason play begins, he said it is imperative the team focus solely on winning games. “We have to win games. We can’t stand around and worry about feelings, we can’t stand around worrying about playing time – we have to worry about getting wins and that’s how I’m going to coach down the stretch,” he said. Despite trailing for most of the first half and yielding 36 points to Kansas State senior guard Brittany Chambers, the Mountaineers (1710, 9-7) were able to persevere and secure a much-needed win as the team prepares to host top-ranked
Baylor Saturday. Chambers’ 36 points are the most by a West Virginia opponent since Sue Wicks scored 42 points for Rutgers in 1988. The Wildcats also got a double-digit offensive performance out of junior forward Chantay Caron, who finished with 11 points. Redshirt senior center Ayana Dunning and redshirt junior guard Christal Caldwell both finished with 15 points to lead the offensive attack for West Virginia. Senior forward Jess Harlee and sophomore forward Averee Fields chipped in with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Kansas State head coach Deb
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West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins reacts after a play earlier in the season. Conference, Huggins and his staff have already noticed some glaring differences between the style of play in the new league compared to that of the Big East Conference – the conference the Mountaineers called home for 17 seasons. Even down to the size and athleticism of certain position players, playing in the Big 12 may require Huggins to recruit different types of athletes. “I think the power forwards in the Big 12 are more three/fours than they are four/fives, like they are in the Big East,” Huggins said. “They bounce it a lot better. I think in some instances, people run a lot
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Struggles show how special Final Four run was It was less than three years ago that West Virginia men’s basketball head coach Bob Huggins made a promise to the thousands of Mountaineer fans in attendance at WVU’s 2010 Mountaineer Madness. As Big East Conference championship and Final Four banners were raised to the rafters of the Coliseum, Huggins’ message was simple. “We’re not done yet,” he said. And everyone believed him. Why wouldn’t they? The Mountaineers, who had just earned their first Final Four appearance since the days of Jerry West, had a group of talented players returning and were led by one of the winningest head coaches in college basketball history. Plus, WVU was in the process of getting a new state-of-the-art $25 million practice facility that was supposed to help attract elite talent from across the nation to come play for the Old Gold and Blue. Now, just three years later, West Virginia – below .500 – finds itself near the bottom of the Big 12 Conference standings, and unless it makes a miraculous run to win the Big 12’s automatic bid, will miss the NCAA tournament for the first time since Huggins came to WVU before the 2007 season. Oh, how times have changed. And everyone is so quick to blame certain things as the sole reason that the
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With the final stretch of the regular season nearing, Bob Huggins and the West Virginia men’s basketball team have been left scratching their heads. Why has this team struggled so much in 2013? For reasons no one knows the answers to, including the veteran Huggins, the Mountaineers will miss out on a sixth-straight NCAA tournament appearance, barring a miraculous run to a Conference title in Kansas City next month. One statistical flaw that jumps off of the page is West Virginia’s field-goal percentage. The Mountaineers currently rank 294th with a team shooting percentage of 40 percent – somehow an improvement from a No. 320 ranking last month. “I think (BU head coach) Scott (Drew) said it best: ‘when you’re making shots, everything is good,’” Huggins said during his weekly Big 12 teleconference. “Sometimes, when you don’t make shots, you struggle. I think this league is so close in a lot of ways talent-wise that the team that makes open shots is the team that’s going to win.” The poor shooting may not be all that’s to blame for problems encountered on both ends of the floor for WVU this season. Turnovers on offense – particularly live-ball turnovers, which lead to an easy fast-break layup for opponents – have been extremely detrimental in many games this season. “It’s really pretty obvious - don’t throw them the ball,” Huggins said. “Sometimes, I think our guys are color blind. We have a tendency to throw it to the wrong team at times. Liveball turnovers have killed us. We just have not done a very good job with that.” Making their inaugural appearance in the Big 12
Patterson said Chambers’ performance was incredible, but her teammates’ inability to convert more on offense proved fatal. “Brittany had a will and a desire to find a way to win and it’s unfortunate we didn’t have any significant production on the shot attempts around her,” she said. “She stepped up in just about every way you could ask her to but the positions around her … just couldn’t convert.” Patterson also said the Mountaineers’ interior play proved too
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of offense through them, which wasn’t the case.” The increased travel has also affected the Mountaineers. Multiple Big Monday 9 p.m. tipoffs have resulted in not returning to Morgantown until nearly 4 a.m. on Tuesdays. As far as changing routine, this is something the WVU head coach will sit down and address after the season. “I think we’ve all got some ideas,” Huggins said. “I think, at the end of the year, we all need to put our heads together and figure out what is the most fair and equitable thing to do.” email@example.com
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Rodman worms his way into North Korea PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman brought his basketball skills and flamboyant style – tattoos, nose studs and all – on Tuesday to a country with possibly the world’s strictest dress code: North Korea. Arriving in Pyongyang, the American athlete and showman known as “The Worm” became an unlikely ambassador for sports diplomacy at a time of heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. Or maybe not so unlikely: Young leader Kim Jong Un is said to have been a fan of the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s, when Rodman won three championships with the club. Rodman is joining three members of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team and a VICE correspondent for a news show on North Korea that will air on HBO later this year, VICE producers told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Tuesday before they landed. “It’s my first time, I think it’s most of these guys’ first time here, so hopefully everything’s going to be OK , and hoping the kids have a good time for the game,” Rodman told reporters after arriving in Pyongyang. Rodman and VICE’s producers said the Americans hope to engage in a little “basketball diplomacy” by running a basketball camp for children and playing with North Korea’s top basketball stars. “Is sending the Harlem Globetrotters and Dennis Rodman to the DPRK strange? In a word, yes,” said Shane Smith, the VICE founder who is host of the upcoming series, referring to North Korea by the initials of its formal name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. “But finding common ground on the basketball court is a beautiful thing.” The notoriously unpredictable and irrepressible Rodman might seem an odd fit for regimented North Korea, where men’s fashion rarely ventures beyond military khaki and where growing facial hair is forbidden. Shown a photo of a snarling Rodman, piercings dangling from his lower lip and two massive tattoos emblazoned on his chest, one North Korean in Pyongyang recoiled and said: “He looks like a monster!” But Rodman is also a Hall of Fame basketball player and one of the best defenders and rebounders to ever play the game. During a storied, often controversial career, he won five NBA championships — a feat appreciated even in North Korea. Rodman, now 51, was low-key and soft-spoken Tuesday in cobalt blue sweatpants and a Polo Ralph Lauren cap. There was a bit of flash: whiterimmed sunglasses and studs in his nose and lower lip. But he told AP he was there to teach basketball and talk to people, not to
Continued from page 9 difficult to overcome. “There was some real pressure inside and outside early in the second half. Dunning and Fields started to get some touches at the rim, and when we showed a double-team, I thought Caldwell did a really nice job of stepping up (and scoring).” The Mountaineers trailed
Continued from page 9 Mountaineers haven’t quite been able to spark that same magic the 2009-10 team did. Is it because of Huggins? Does his disciplinarian style of coaching just not work with college basketball players of this era the way it did when he was at Cincinnati? Is it the players? Are the more recent versions of the Mountaineers simply not as talented as they’ve been in the past? Anybody can make the case that any of these claims are true. But let me give you another option. Maybe it’s a team like this year’s group that makes you
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Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman, right, scratches his face upon arrival at Pyongyang Airport, North Korea, Tuesday. stir up trouble. Showier were three Harlem Globetrotters dressed in fire-engine red. Rookie Moose Weekes flashed the crowd a huge smile as he made his way off the Air Koryo plane. “We use the basketball as a tool to build cultural ties, build bridges among countries,” said Buckets Blakes, a Globetrotters veteran. “We’re all about happiness and joy and making people smile.” Rodman’s trip is the second high-profile American visit this year to North Korea, a country that remains in a state of war with the U.S. It also comes two weeks after North Korea conducted an underground nuclear test in defiance of U.N. bans against atomic and missile activity. Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, made a surprise four-day trip in January to Pyongyang, where he met with officials and toured computer labs, just weeks after North Ko-
rea launched a satellite into space on the back of a longrange rocket. Washington, Tokyo, Seoul and others consider both the rocket launch and the nuclear test provocative acts that threaten regional security. North Korea characterizes the satellite launch as a peaceful bid to explore space, but says the nuclear test was meant as a deliberate warning to Washington. Pyongyang says it needs to build nuclear weapons to defend itself against the U.S., and is believed to be trying to build an atomic bomb small enough to mount on a missile capable of reaching the mainland U.S. VICE, known for its sometimes irreverent journalism, has made two previous visits to North Korea, coming out with the “VICE Guide to North Korea.” The HBO series, which will air weekly starting April 5, features documentary-style news reports from around
the world. The Americans also will visit North Korea’s national monuments, the SEK animation studio and a new skate park in Pyongyang. The U.S. State Department hasn’t been contacted about travel to North Korea by this group, a senior administration official said, requesting anonymity to comment before any trip had been made public. The official said the department does not vet U.S. citizens’ private travel to North Korea and urges U.S. citizens contemplating travel there to review a travel warning on its website. In a now-defunct U.S.North Korean agreement in which Washington had planned last year to give food aid to Pyongyang in exchange for nuclear concessions, Washington had said it was prepared to increase people-to-people exchanges with the North, including in the areas of culture, education and sports.
Kansas State for the last 12 minutes of the first half, but finally were able to break through and take the lead at the 7:47 mark in the second half after a Harlee three-pointer. West Virginia trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half and faced a 31-23 deficit at the start of the second frame of play. Chambers, the Big 12’s No. 2 scorer behind Baylor’s Brittany Griner, shot a blistering 72 percent from the field in the first half,
scoring 20 points before halftime. Despite being one of the team’s bright spots this season, the Mountaineers struggled to find any significant contributions from its bench early on as the reserves only produced five first-half points. The second half, however, saw 13 points from the West Virginia bench. For the game, the Mountaineers outscored Kansas State 18-0 in bench points. The Wildcats have been
forced to play with a limited roster all season after suffering several injuries to key players. In January, Kansas State lost sophomore guard Ashia Woods and junior forward Ashlynn Knoll to season-ending injuries in a single practice. As a result, Kansas State (13-15, 4-12) had three players play the game’s entire 40 minutes; Caldwell was the only West Virginia player to do the same.
realize just how special a team like the one that made it to the Final Four really was. That team had a group of players willing to come together and play whatever role they needed to play in order for the team to win. If anyone had any secondary motives, like their professional basketball futures, they hid it behind the focus of doing what ever they could to win. Not every team can buy in like that. Take John Calipari’s teams since he’s been at Kentucky. There aren’t many coaches who have been able to bring in more talent year in and year out as Calipari, but up until last year he hadn’t been able to
get over the hump to win that ever-elusive NCAA championship. It wasn’t until last year, when he not only had the most talented team in the country but it was also full of players who accepted their roles and were willing to do what it took to win games, when he finally got his chance to cut down the nets. For WVU, this has been a problem. While this Mountaineer team has the talent to be able to be successful, it’s underachieving, because the players don’t have that same sense of willingness to do what it takes to listen to the coaches, play together and continue improving. But it’s not like it’s easy to get those things done.
A lot of things have to work in the team’s favor in order to make that happen. Guys like Joe Mazzulla, who have been around the team for three years, have to be fine with taking a smaller role until they’re called upon. They have to be able to turn to guys like Da’Sean Butler in crucial situations when they need a big shot. When things go wrong, you can’t just point at one thing. As Huggins said following the Mountaineers’ loss to Oklahoma State, it’s myriad problems that have been hurting this team, as well as teams in the years since the Final Four run. But not every team can be that team.
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Zublasing continues to impress at GARC championship by alex sims
For the first time all day, applause filled the viewing area at the Ole Miss rifle range during the Great American Rifle Conference championship. Eyes wide and jaw dropped, one stunned shooter from North Carolina State said, “That’s insane.” Still focused, No. 1 West Virginia’s senior and Olympian Petra Zublasing stepped back from the firing line as if she had done nothing remarkable at all. It takes a lot to cause a rise in the typically suppressed spectator section at a rifle competition. But Zublasing had just notched a 199 standing in the smallbore discipline – meaning she missed her mark on just one of 20 shots. Many shooters can only dream of that kind of precision; so as they watched, they responded with an amazed ovation. Shot in three different positions – prone, standing and kneeling – and with a larger (.22 caliber) round, smallbore is widely accepted to be the more difficult discipline in the sport. Shooters typically earn scores anywhere from 5 to 15 points lower in smallbore as opposed to the “easier” air rifle discipline, which uses a .177-caliber pellet. However, after shooting
her almost unparalleled 199 in smallbore while standing, the Italian National Team member cast aside the status quo. “I thought, ‘This is just like air rifle.’ All those other people who pretend this is harder don’t understand anything,” Zublasing said. “We just think it’s OK to shoot nines, because it’s smallbore – it’s not.” Zublasing’s zealous attitude may come across as a bit too rebellious, but it’s perfect for competitive marksmanship. Rifle is different from most sports; rather that a competition between athletes, it’s a shooter against their own mind. And in Zublasing’s mind, the task wasn’t done – 20 more shots to go. She quickly snacked on a banana, finished her break and then proceeded to shoot a 197 while kneeling, missing on three of those final 20 shots. The 197 was highest kneeling score of the competition and gave her a final smallbore score of 595, placing her a comfortable 8 points ahead of the secondplace finisher, WVU sophomore Thomas Kyanko, at 587. The 595 also broke her own school record of 594, a record she took from WVU alum Nicco Campriani – her boyfriend, gold-medal winning Olympic teammate and arguably the best
shooter in the world. The score was also one point away from the NCAA record (596 shot by TCU’s Sarah Scherer earlier this season) and easily gave her the individual GARC smallbore title. Despite the exhaustive list of accolades, Zublasing wasn’t impressed by her own feat. “I was frustrated it didn’t go how it wanted to go,” Zublasing said. “I’m a very ambitious person, and sometimes results don’t show I can really do. Although it’s my personal record, I was struggling in kneeling. And I didn’t have to struggle and didn’t want to struggle.” This frustrating performance helped to guide WVU to the GARC smallbore title and set the stage for the Mountaineers to easily take the overall GARC championship. The dominant weekend also avenged the team’s only loss this season, a Feb. 2 defeat at the hands of No. 3 Kentucky, the defending NCAA smallbore champions and arguably WVU’s biggest rifle rival. But perhaps most impressively of all, that 595 would have easily won Zublasing a gold medal in London. In fact, after the 10shot final round, she would have taken gold by a resounding 4.5 points. Somehow, though, that isn’t quite enough for
West Virginia senior shooter Petra Zublasing takes a shot last season. Zublasing. And as WVU travels to Columbus, Ohio, in two weeks for her final collegiate match at the NCAA championships, she’ll have a bigger underlying goal on her mind: to make her mark on the sport she loves. “The world needs to change; the coaches need to change,” Zublasing said.
“You don’t have to accept that it’s smallbore, and that’s why you shoot worse. You can shoot 200 in standing – it’s not a miracle anymore. It’s not just me who does it. It’s Sarah (Scherer), it’s Nicco (Campriani). There are people in the world who just don’t play by the rules.” With Zublasing out to re-
establish the conventional rifle standards, it’s no wonder she was unfazed by the applause at Ole Miss. The scary part: Zublasing has the talent and the drive necessary to make that change. Just watch her at Rio in 2016. firstname.lastname@example.org
Wildcats’ Chambers has career night in loss to Mountaineers By Amit Batra Sports writer
The question going into Tuesday night’s game against Kansas State would be if the West Virginia women’s basketball team would be able to stop the Wildcats’ senior guard Brittany Chambers. In the first half, Chambers was able to score at will. In fact, she had 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting, while also shooting 80 percent from long range (4-of5). Her 20 points and five rebounds propelled KSU to a 31-23 lead at intermission. At times it seemed that Chambers just couldn’t miss. It’s not like the Mountaineers were playing extremely poor defensive; she just made every shot she put up from any spot on the court. The senior out of Jordan, Minn., came into Tuesday’s game averaging 19.2 points per game. While also leading the team in rebounding with 7.4 rebounds per game and free throw percentage (76.6 percent), WVU knew how dangerous Chambers could be once she gets in her rhythm. While the first half was a struggle to contain the senior, the second half proved to be much better for the Mountaineers. While Chambers was able to still earn a career-high
with 36 points and have the most points by an opposing player since 1988, West Virginia did play better defense on the second leading-scorer in the Big 12 Conference. Her 36 points were also a career-high against any conference opponent in school history. “Brittany just had a will and desire to find a way to win,” said Kansas State head coach Deb Patterson. “It’s unfortunate that we didn’t have any significant production on our shot attempts around her. She stepped up in every way you can ask her to. You have to put points up on the board on the road in the Big 12. “Brittany doesn’t get a whole lot of open looks. When she did I thought she converted and was very, very tough when she was guarded tonight.” Head coach Mike Carey echoed the same sentiments about Chambers following the win over the Wildcats. “She’s an old-time player – she’s strong, she’s physical, she can shoot the three and shoot the step-back,” he said. “I thought she was a good player when we played her at Kansas State. She’s a great player.” Chambers shot 14-of-25 from the field on the night for 56 percent. Her 60 percent from the 3-point line
Kansas State’s Brittany Chambers passes the ball in Tuesday night. Chambers finished with a career-high 36 points. also gave WVU fits throughout the night. “I just knew I had to keep my hands up whenever she had the ball,” said junior forward Jess Harlee on guarding the KSU star. “I knew once she started
driving left, she was most likely going to spin back. You just had to anticipate her moves.” Easier said than done on this night. West Virginia made adjustments on Chambers in the second
half after a brutal, flat 20 minutes of play, and at the end of the day, they were able to signal out the other role players paid dividends. Now, the Mountaineers hope to not give up as many points against another
The Daily Athenaeum & Maniacs Basketball Student Tradition 1. Make sure you have a copy of the basketball edition of The Daily Athenaeum It will include the game’s Maniacs Musings and a preview of the game
2. Use the paper to act disinterested when the opposing team’s starters are announced
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Brittney Saturday when Brittney Griner and the No. 1 Baylor Lady Bears come to Morgantown. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum.
Grab your copy of the DA, open it up like you’re reading it. Boo after each player’s name is announced.
3. Prepare your DA for WVU’s entrance
Tear the newspaper into confetti while the scoreboard plays the Mountaineers’ entrance video. When the Mountaineer Mascot shoots off his musket, throw your pieces of confetti into the air and cheer as loud as you can for the Mountaineers!
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Sophomore Jabarie Hinds dunks during West Virginia’s loss to Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon.
West Virginia looks to get back on winning track against Baylor by doug walp sports writer
With any remaining postseason hopes quickly fading, the West Virginia men’s basketball team will try to snap its two-game losing streak against Baylor tomorrow night at the WVU Coliseum in the Mountaineers’ second-to-last home game of the season. West Virginia (13-14, 6-8) is 0-2 all time against Baylor (16-11, 7-7), which includes a 20-point beat down at the hands of the Bears just 13 days ago. “The thing that we should be doing is getting hungrier from these losses,” said sophomore forward Kevin Noreen after WVU’s last game. “And that should be motivation to go into practice harder and play harder. Huggs always tells
us about his teams in Cincinnati – that if you lose a game you wouldn’t want to be the opposing team the game after. I don’t think he ever lost three games in a row there, and we’ve done that. There’s just no fight with us.” West Virginia holds a 128-33 all-time record against opposing teams in their first trip to the WVU Coliseum, but it hasn’t been as intimidating a venue this season as the Mountaineers are just 5-4 against teams in their inaugural visit to Morgantown this year. Baylor features three players who are averaging double-figures on the year – senior guard Pierre Jackson (19.2), freshman center Isaiah Austin (13.4) and junior forward Cory Jefferson (12.0). Junior guard Brady Hes-
lip is narrowly excluded from that group of double-figure scorers at only 9.0 ppg, but the long-range shooter had his secondbest performance of the entire season against the Mountaineers less than two weeks ago, when Heslip connected on 7 of 10 from the field, including an impressive 6 of 9 from behind the arc for 20 points in 33 minutes. The Mountaineers, meanwhile, are still one of the only Division I teams without a single player that’s averaging doubledigits on the season, though freshman guard Eron Harris is averaging 11.1 ppg in 14 conference games. Many of the Mountaineers’ problems this year have directly stemmed from this blatant lack of offense, as WVU is 5-1 in
games in which it scores at least 70 points and just 1-6 in games in which it scores fewer than 60. The absence of effective offense isn’t just due to missed shots, either, as both Huggins and some of his players have claimed even today there are sophomore players – starters, perhaps – who have “no idea” where they are supposed to be aligned for even some of the most basic set plays. “We can’t run a set, because I have guys that have been here for two years that don’t know what they’re doing,” said West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins. “(They) don’t have any idea what they’re doing. It’s totally inexcusable. “I can’t call a set unless I have certain guys on the floor that know what they’re doing. If I make a
substitution, we can’t run a set, because we’re going to have one guy who’s going to stand somewhere where he’s not supposed to stand and screw everything up. It’s inexcusable, totally inexcusable, when they have the resources that they have, to be able to go watch things and look at things and learn things.” The Mountaineers are in the midst of a streak of five straight NCAA tournament selections, and nine straight postseason appearances overall, but it’s a streak that’s in dire jeopardy. “People expect excellence, and we’re not providing that,” Noreen said. “It’s hard to go to class; it’s hard to walk around. There’s really nothing right now that we can hang our hats on. And like I said before,
something has to change.” Speaking of change, Huggins has tried myriad starters (12) and lineup combinations (11) this season, but no particular combination has yet yielded consistent results. “It’s kind of like if you’re a supervisor and you’ve got a guy that won’t do right, and you say, ‘You’re out’, put another guy in, and he won’t do right,” Huggins said. “And you put in another guy, and he won’t do right. And you put another guy in, and he won’t do right. “And then you just kind of throw up your hands and say, ‘What am I supposed to do?’ That’s kind of how I feel.” Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. email@example.com
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Baylor University Edition Official Newsletter of the Mountaineer Maniacs
February 27, 2013
The WVU Men's basketball team is ready for a much needed home win against the Baylor University Bears. Over the weekend, the men lost a tough game at home against No. 14 Oklahoma State 73-57, and their record now stands at 13-14. The Bears are on a three-game losing streak and have an overall record of 16-11. Let's send the Bears back to Waco with a loss!!! LET’S GO MOUNTAINEERS!!!! Here are the projected starters for Baylor: # 55
NAME Pierre Jackson-SR 5-10 180
Brady Heslip-JR 6-2 180
A.J. Walton-SR 6-1 184
Cory Jefferson-JR 6-9 210
Isaiah Austin-FR 7-1 220
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev. Pierre spent two seasons at the College of Southern Idaho (JUCO) before coming to Baylor last season. Pierre is an excellent card player as he grew up in Vegas, coach Scott Drew has never beaten him at "Go Fish". Pierre is a general studies major that plans on generally doing nothing upon graduation. Hometown: Burlington, ON Brady spent a year at Boston College before transferring to Baylor. He is one of only six Canadians who prefer basketball over hockey. Brady has the second best comb over in the U.S. behind Maniacs Director Chris Northrup. Hometown: Little Rock, Ark. A.J. is a seventh-year senior with the Bears this season. He has averaged an impressive 5.4 points per game in his career at Baylor. A.J's favorite movie is "Pitch Perfect", he knows every word! Hometown: Killeen, Texas Cory watches episodes of "Pretty Little Liars" to get himself fired up before every game. Cory is a sociology major with a minor in criminal justice, he plans on becoming a mall cop if he ever graduates. Hometown: Arlington, Texas Isaiah is the third McDonald's All-American to play for Baylor, he is currently taking 12 credits of ballroom dancing this semester. Isaiah's celebrity look-alike is any of the dinosaurs from "The Land Before Time".
Made Three Pointer-Tipoff-Big Dunk/Block: JUMP UP AND DOWN AND SCREAM!!! Free Throws: HANDS UP!!!
BUM OF THE GAME BOO THIS MAN!!!! #21 – Isaiah Austin
Walk of Shame: When one of the players fouls out simply chant their foot movements. Continue with “LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT” until they sit down. Then, go crazy!
WVU students: A change to your game-day experience If you’re headed to the Coliseum for the game, follow these instructions ...
1. Make sure to look at the Maniac Musings (above) while you wait for the game to start. 2. Hold up the DA like you’re reading the newspaper to ignore Baylor as the Bears are introduced prior to tipoff. Stay completely quiet while Baylor is being introduced. 3. While the intro video is played on the video board, crumple or rip up your DA. 4. As the Mountaineer mascot shoots his rifle following the intro video, throw your crumpled or ripped DA up into the air (but NOT onto the court) and cheer as loud as you can to welcome the Mountaineers.
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Published on Feb 27, 2013