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Obama speaks to miners’ families BY TRAVIS CRUM CITY EDITOR

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Heartfelt prayers, songs about remembrance and shouts of “amen” greeted President Barack Obama as he spoke at a memorial service for 29 coal miners in Beckley, W.Va., Sunday. “West Virginia loves Obama” shouted one audience member as the president delivered a eulogy for the victims of the April 5 explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, W.Va. “Today we won’t remember 29 lives lost, but 29 lives lived,” Obama said. “There is nothing I, the vice president or the governor can say that will fill the hole you have in your hearts. Any comfort can be found by seeking the face of God.”

Standing behind a row of 29 crosses adorned with miner’s caps, Obama spoke about future efforts to prevent a similar disaster from happening. “I don’t think anyone in America should put their lives at risk for simply showing up to work,” he said. “We cannot bring back the 29 men we lost. Our task … is to save lives from being lost in another such tragedy. To do what must be done, individually and collectively, to assure safe conditions underground.” He added the nation has been in mourning since the explosion saying, “our hearts have been aching with you.” Obama, along with Vice President Joe Biden, West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin and West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller spoke about the importance of miners.

They risk their lives every day to provide the nation with electricity, Biden said. Obama echoed Biden by saying the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center, where the service was held, could not have been lit without the work of miners. Legislation will be passed to make coal mines safer and to prevent other families from suffering a similar tragedy, Biden said. The April 5 blast was the worst U.S. mine disaster in nearly 40 years. Earlier this month, Obama ordered a full investigation of the explosion, which blamed mine officials for “bad regulation and lack of oversight.” Manchin, who spent more than 100 hours with the miners’ families during rescue ef-

forts, spoke about their will and courage. It is time for West Virginia to begin the “healing process,” he said. Some audience members such as William Jewett, 26, of Charleston, W.Va., said it was meaningful to the families to have the president speak at the service. “It shows the White House cares about our miners,” Jewett said. One of the miner’s relatives, Erma Vest, 67, of Ghent, W.Va., agreed with Obama by saying Washington needs to get more involved in passing legislation to protect miners. Vest’s cousin, Christopher Bell, was one of the miners who perished in the explosion. He will

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President Barack Obama pauses during his speech at a memorial for the victims of the Upper Branch Mine explosion at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center in Beckley, W.Va., Sunday.

Alzheimer’s Walk 2010

WVU, Habitat for Humanity hope to build a house BY MELISSA CANDOLFI STAFF WRITER


Participants of the Memory Walk start the Evansdale course at the Coliseum Saturday morning. The walk is held each year to raise awareness and money toward ending Alzheimer’s Disease.

Walk raises $31,000 for Alzheimer’s research BY ANN COMPTON AND SAMANTHA COSSICK DA STAFF

The national Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter of Morgantown held it’s annual Alzheimer’s Memory Walk at the Coliseum Saturday. “The memory walk is the one place where people dealing with Alzheimer’s can come join together to raise money for the disease,” said Pam Shriver, regional Northern West Virginia coordinator. “The memory walk is our main

fundraiser, and all the money raised at the walk stays in West Virginia and provides funding for the various programs we offer.” Some of the Alzheimer’s Association programs include a 24-hour help line, monthly support groups and care consultation, Shriver said. Money raised from the walk exceeded the $30,000 goal, and participants raised $31,127, Shriver said. They also exceed their 250 participants goal with 320 walkers this weekend, she said.


John Bolt has been promoted to director of West Virginia University’s News and Information Services. Bolt has served as both interim director and assistant director of NIS.

“I’m honored to be able to be in a position to help WVU tell the good stories that are going on all over campus,” Bolt said. “It’s fun to be in a position to have good stories to tell and to be able to tell them.” Serving as one of the key spokesmen for the University and helping manage WVU Today, the University’s news website, will be Bolt’s main goals in his new position. “We just felt he’s done an excellent job and put him in the di-

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Carol Frear, an employee at Healthworks’ Silver Sneakers in Morgantown, shows Memory Walk participants a few exercises to help get them warmed up before the walk Saturday morning at the Coliseum. Shriver said money is raised chapter of Sigma Kappa particthrough individual donations and ipates in the Memory Walk each corporate sponsorships. The West Virginia University see WALK on PAGE 2

rector’s position. He’s uniquely qualified for the position,” said Becky Lofstead, assistant vice president for communications at WVU. Aside from the work he’s done at the University, the respect Bolt has gained from his peers and his use of emerging new media make him qualified for the position, Lofstead said. “He’s very well respected on campus already in the very short time he’s been here,” Lofstead said. “I don’t think we could find

a better fit for the position.” Bolt began his career working for newspapers in his home state of North Carolina before joining the Associated Press’ Atlanta bureau in 1983. He worked as a newsman in Atlanta until 1989, when he transferred to the Dallas bureau to be a full-time business writer. In Dallas, he also worked as news editor and assistant chief of bureau.

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raise $60,000 by the end of summer to start building for the fall 2010 semester. To raise the money, students, faculty and staff are able to purchase a block of the house for $2 between 10 a.m. and noon in front of the Mountainlair this week. Carrigan said not raising the money is not an option and the latest they will build is spring 2011. Lingle hopes this opportunity will show WVU’s true colors. “It’s presenting a better image for who we are and what WVU students really are,” Lingle said. “It shows we are giving back and giving the com-


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Dogs dress for animal responsibility awareness

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Habitat for Humanity is building its 40th home in Morgantown, and West Virginia University students are contributing. Students in the Design and Merchandising ID420 Professional Practice class were asked to create a fundraising campaign for a charitable organization in Morgantown. Design students Caitlin Carrigan and Heather Preston came up with the idea “The House That WVU Built” and presented it to Monongalia County Habitat for Humanity. Students will work with Habitat for Humanity to build the home for a family in need in Morgantown. “We are hoping that it can be a fall project for all the WVU students to get involved in,” said Barbara Lingle, the professor of the class. “We need money and muscle; we need both to make this happen.” Lingle said their goal is to


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Pets dressed in togas littered the Animal Sciences Farm Sunday. Spoiled, a pet care business in Morgantown, and West Virginia University Iota Phi Theta Fraternity hosted the first ever “TOGA PARTY Gone to the Dogs” event. The toga party was a fundraiser to spread awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering pets, with all proceeds going to The Mountaineer Spay and Neuter Assistance Program, said Krysta Bailey, Spoiled owner and event coordinator. The event is about teaching college students the importance of caring for their pets, said Bailey, a WVU graduate with a degree in animal and nutritional science. She feels college students are the main offenders of not always caring for their pets properly here in Morgantown. “We’re trying to help college students who get too many pets that they can’t handle and who don’t get them spayed and neutered,” Bailey said. “We’re going


Chaz, a Boston Terrier, wears a toga during the “Toga Party Gone to the Dogs,” an event held at the Animal Sciences Farm. The event featured barbeque and pet-related items for sale to raise money for the Morgantown Spay and Neuter Program. to try and change that, one step at a time.” Nancy Young, chair of the board for M-SNAP, said Bailey created this event all on her own with her determination and passion. “She loves animals, so this is right down her alley,” Young said. “She has the energy, and she has that age contact. She is out there pushing animal responsibility.”

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SKINS TAKE WVU’s CAPERS Former West Virginia right tackle Selvish Capers was selected by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the NFL Draft Saturday. SPORTS PAGE 3

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Saviors as tornado hit: A table, a wall, a freezer


West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin hugs a relative of a miner after they placed a helmet on a cross during a memorial service for the miners killed in the Upper Big Branch Mine, in Beckley, W.Va., Sunday


members of the mine rescue team who worked to find missing miners and recover bodies sending a symbolic message. The mine rescue team each took turns turning on the lights of each of the 29 miners’ hats, while the Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus sang “This Little Light of Mine.” Manchin said while the 29 AP men’s lights were out, they still symbolically shine on within the Crosses are placed on a table before the start of a memorial service for miners killed in the Upper hearts of miners everywhere. Big Branch Mine during which President Barack Obama gave the eulogy Sunday.

Continued from PAGE 1 be remembered as a happy-golucky guy who was always smiling, she said. Terry Gunther, 55, of Beckley, W.Va., opened the service with a gospel song about accepting Christ as our savior. Gunther said he was honored to sing for the president but was more honored to deliver the message of Christianity to the families. The service concluded with


Continued from PAGE 1 Bailey hoped that college students would attend, as well as pet enthusiasts. “We’re trying to branch out to college students and high school kids and really have something there for everyone,” Bailey said. “I’m a young person, and I wanted to do something different, something fun. There’s never been an event like this on campus before, so I’m really excited about it.” All In Stitches, a local embroidery company, was on hand to


Continued from PAGE 1 Bolt moved to Charleston, W.Va. in 1997 to work as AP bureau chief of West Virginia until November 2005. After leaving the AP, Bolt worked as a freelance writer in Charleston until September 2009 when he joined WVU full time as assistant director of NIS. Bolt said he’s been drawn to


Continued from PAGE 1 year since the Alzheimer’s Association is their national philanthropy, said Drew Morris, Memory Walk planning committee volunteer and Sigma Kappa member. Proceeds from the walk go to support Alzheimer’s research and care giving, Morris said. Sigma Kappa raised $500 this year and was the team with the


Continued from PAGE 1 munity an image that the state really needs.” Carrigan said this is a project she and Habitat for Humanity and herself felt was needed in the community.


provide T-shirts and tie-dye Tshirts on site, and Young provided face painting. For the dogs, there were different contests and even Olympic game events. “It’s a family event,” Bailey said. “We’re just trying to have a good time, do something different and out of the ordinary.” M-SNAP is a nonprofit organization that started two years ago with the purpose of assisting Monongalia County residents by providing free vouchers to spay and neuter their pets, said Teddi Lester, a board member and the Action Committee Chair for

M-SNAP. The voucher is good for a free spay, rabies vaccine and exam, Lester said. M-SNAP has given out 1,260 vouchers in 18 months, she said. Bailey said she was happy with the success of the event and hopes to continue it in the future. “I’m really trying to let people know that it’s important to help people and animals in need and that we can all work together to share a greater cause,” Bailey said. “I’m hoping that next year is even bigger and better.”

WVU since he moved to West Virginia. “Ever since we got to West Virginia in 1997, I had a lot of exposure to WVU,” Bolt said. He served on the visiting committee of the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism, was an adjunct professor in the School of Journalism, and both his children have degrees from the school. “The opportunity came to work here full time and, in addition to that, I’ve for a long, long

time thought ending a career in higher education … would be a good place to be. So I’m glad to be able to do that,” Bolt said. A job search for assistant director of News and Information Services will now be opened, Lofstead said. The school is hoping to have national advertisements and to fill the position by fall 2010, if not during the summer, she said.

most walkers, said Kayla Shane, team leader and Sigma Kappa member. “We have a very close tie to the Alzheimer’s Association here and nationally,” Shane said. “We wanted to show our support.” Valerie Guido, a sophomore exercise physiology major, walked and said it was a “really special experience.” Guido, along with several family members and friends, formed a team and walked in honor of her

grandmother. “My grandmother has been struggling with Alzheimer’s for about seven years, so it was a really personal experience for me,” Guido said. More Memory Walks are scheduled throughout the year during both spring and fall. Some upcoming spring Memory Walks include Elkins and Clarksburg on May 1 and May 8.

“It will show everyone that really the simplest idea can become a reality,” Carrigan said. “It shows if we all work together things can come together. It’s a lot of work, but it’s actually a lot more feasible than I thought it would be.” Carrigan said it is going to be a great experience.

“I feel really excited to be part of it. I’ve never gotten to do something like this before,” Carrigan said. “It’s an adventure from start to finish. It’s so much work, but it’s work I feel good about. It’s something constructive and real.”

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YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — One prayed to God under a communion table as his church was blown to pieces around him. Another was on the phone with a meteorologist when the tornado threw him against a cinderblock wall that held just long enough to save his life. A coroner nearly became a victim himself when the twister flipped his truck four times; later he went out in his hospital gown to help identify bodies. At least 10 people were killed when the tornado ripped through the rural Mississippi countryside, but the stories told by survivors on Sunday show how much higher the toll could have been. Dale Thrasher, 60, had been alone in Hillcrest Baptist Church when the tornado hit Saturday, ripping away wood and metal until all that was left was rubble, Thrasher and the table he had climbed under as he prayed for protection. “The whole building caved in,” he said. “But me and that table were still there.” Sunday was sunny and breezy as Thrasher and other members of the Yazoo City church dug through the debris and pulled out a few chairs and other items. One found a hymnal opened to the song, “Till the Storm Passes By.” Hundreds of homes also were damaged in the storm, which carved a path of devastation from the Louisiana line to east-central Mississippi, and at least three dozen people were hurt. Rescuers spread out Sunday to find anyone who might be trapped, while survivors returned to demolished homes to salvage what they could and bulldoze the rubble.


Resident Sharron Moore gestures as she reviews damage to the Yazoo City, Miss. home she was to move into within a week, Sunday, April 25, 2010. The three bedroom house was blown off its slab for several feet. “This tornado was enormous,” said Gov. Haley Barbour, who grew up in Yazoo County, a county of about 28,000 people known for blues, catfish and cotton. The twister wreaked “utter obliteration” among the picturesque hills rising from the flat Mississippi Delta, the governor said. Tornadoes also were reported in Louisiana, Arkansas and Alabama. The storm system tracked northeastward, downing trees in northwest Georgia early Sunday before moving offshore. Mississippi’s Choctaw County suffered the most confirmed deaths: five, including a baby and two other children. On Sunday the air there was filled with the buzz of chain saws, the rumbling of tractors and the scent of splintered pine trees. Utility workers in cherry-pickers hovered over police officers directing traffic on a two-lane highway busy with relief workers and volunteers arriving to help. All that remained of Sullivan’s Crossroads Grocery was a pile of cinderblocks and some jars of pickled eggs and pigs’ feet. But owner Ron Sullivan, his wife and

four other people rode out the storm there and suffered only some cuts and bruises. Sullivan had been on the phone, describing the weather conditions to a meteorologist, when the line went dead and the twister hit, tearing the wooden roof off the store and hurling Sullivan into a cinderblock wall. “I was levitated and flew 15 feet over there to the back wall,” he said. “The only reason I wasn’t killed was the wall was still there. After I hit it, it collapsed.” A steel fuel storage tank, about 10 feet long, was uprooted by the twister and rolled into the store, coming to rest against a freezer. Hiding on the other side of the freezer was Sullivan’s wife. Across the street, the home of the parents of Houston Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt was reduced to rubble by the tornado. Oswalt himself was driving a bucket loader Sunday, trying to knock down a damaged tree on the property. His father, Billy, had been out hunting when the storm hit, and his mother, Jean, hunkered down in a back room of the house with the family’s dog.

Advocates seek ways to help protect homeless from crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sobs overcome Susanne McGrahamPaisley when she thinks about her mentally ill brother who lived for years on a city sidewalk – John McGraham died when a man doused him with gasoline and set him ablaze. She believes the murder was spurred by a warped hatred of homeless people, yet she has managed to find forgiveness for Ben Martin, a former barber who has pleaded guilty to the October 2008 killing. “It’s awful, when I think of my brother burning to death...,” she said amid tears, “... just awful. Ben Martin was sick, mentally sick. He had a thing against homeless people and he took it out on my brother.” Martin, 31, faces life in prison without parole when he’s sentenced on Wednesday. McGraham-Paisley and many homeless advocates argue McGraham’s murder should be classified a hate crime, saying these type of attacks show bias just like racially or ethnically motivated crimes and should carry stiffer prison terms. But as states grapple with budget cuts and turn to releasing nonviolent offenders to reduce prison costs, advocates are seeking innovative ways to pro-

tect the homeless. In California, which ranks second in the nation in homeless crimes, an Assembly bill would give homeless people, or public interest groups on their behalf, the right to seek redress by suing their attackers for civil rights violations. With prisons already overcrowded, “the appetite for any kind of penalty enhancement is limited,” says Will Shuck, spokesman for Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, the Long Beach Democrat who authored the bill. “This is a way around the physical problem that still addresses the issue,” he said. In Los Angeles County, the sheriff ’s department has started tracking crime against the homeless. More law enforcement agencies plan to join the effort while training police officers to be more sensitive to transients. Outreach teams of formerly homeless youths will go into schools to teach about the causes of homelessness. The homeless have also been included in the county’s anti-prejudice programs. “It’s important to provide protections any way you can,” said Robin Toma, executive director of the county’s Commission on

Human Relations. Other cities and states including Cleveland, Seattle and Alaska have designated homeless people as a protected class, alongside other vulnerable populations such as the elderly and disabled. This type of classification can make sentences harsher. Pressure for homeless hatecrime laws, which have been adopted in Maine, Maryland and Washington D.C., has been mounting in recent years as attacks against transients started rising with the popularity of videos called “Bumfights.” Producers ply homeless people with alcohol in return for doing humiliating acts on videotape. In 2007, the National Coalition for the Homeless reported 160 attacks against homeless people – including 28 fatalities – up from 142 in 2006. The number of attacks dropped in 2008, after major retailers removed the DVDs, but there may now be a similar threat. A European Internet video game called “Bumrise,” which debuted in the U.S. in February, allows players to assume the role of a homeless character moving up from a cardboard box to a Manhattan penthouse by pickpocketing, collecting cans, fighting and panhandling. “This all kind of normalizes abuse toward a population that is just so unprotected,” said Neil Donovan, the coalition’s executive director. Still, many say attacks against the homeless are hard to classify as hate-fuelled violence because the crimes do not involve derogatory symbols or epithets. Others point to homelessness as a transitory state, unlike race, gender or ethnicity.

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WVU almost a no-show in NFL Draft For the second Saturday in a row, when recruits walked out onto Mountaineer Field to watch spring football practice, a video played on the scoreboard showing the Mountaineers’ pro talent. Anthony Becht. Marc Bulger. Keilen Dykes. Mortty Ivy. Ellis Lankster. Pat McAfee. Corey McIntyre. Ryan Mundy. Darius Reynaud. Owen Schmitt. Steve Slaton. Pat White. While those names are easily recognizable to West Virginia fans and are known for having strong college football careers, most of them can’t be considered great pro players. Becht, Bulger and McIntyre have been pros for a long time, but none of the other remaining former Mountaineers, besides Slaton, could be remembered for their pro career over their college career. West Virginia’s football program just doesn’t and hasn’t projected well into the pros. When WVU is associated with the NFL, many – in fact nearly all – fans will focus on Adam “Pac Man” Jones and the late Chris Henry. Those are two players who looked like NFL stars while wearing the Old Gold and Blue but never could make it because of off-the-field issues. West Virginia just doesn’t have a good name when it comes to the NFL. Bill Stewart considers Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin to be a good friend. In fact, Stewart was the coach to give Tomlin his first job. When it came down to the Steelers’ final draft picks Saturday, Tomlin and the Steelers’ upper management went away from his good friend’s talent in an effort to look the other way. Many other teams did the same. It’s simple. If a player wants to go to the NFL and be the best player possible, maybe West Virginia isn’t the best place to go. Then again, maybe it was just a bad year for the Mountaineers. Who wants an athletic, interception-prone quarterback? How about a right tackle who struggles with consistency? Outside of Jarrett Brown and Selvish Capers, there wasn’t another Mountaineer player who was an option for NFL teams. Alric Arnett has the numbers, but he never really stood out as an NFL-caliber player to me. While Wes Lyons has the size of a basketball player, he played football at times like a basketball player. Not scoring a touchdown in his career at West Virginia as a 6-foot-8 guy is something scary. Maybe next year with players like Noel Devine and J.T. Thomas, the Mountaineers could change that mentality. According to NFLDraftScout. com, Devine is the third-best running back of the 2011 class, making him historically a late first-round or early secondround pick. But, for Devine, it will likely come down to his measurables, especially the 40yard dash time, which needs to be below a 4.4. His size will obviously always be in question, as well. Thomas is the 11th-best outside linebacker as rated by the website. To me, he has the best

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Selvish Capers had to wait a little longer than he expected to hear his name called in this past weekend’s NFL Draft. His teammates, Jarrett Brown and Alric Arnett, didn’t hear their names called at all. Capers, a three-year starter at offensive line for West Virginia, was the only Mountaineer selected in the 2010 NFL Draft when he was chosen by the Washington Redskins as the 24th pick in the seventh round Saturday, 231st overall. It marked the seventh time since 1990

that no more than one WVU player was taken in the draft. Capers becomes one of seven tackles on the Redskins’ roster. He was one of two tackles taken by first-year head coach Mike Shanahan as the Redskins used their first-round pick to draft Trent Williams of Oklahoma. Brown and Arnett signed free agent deals with the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos, respectively. No other WVU players have been signed. Brown was projected to be selected in the fourth or fifth round while Arnett was expected to be a late-round pick.

Three quarterbacks are currently on San Francisco’s roster, including projected starter Alex Smith and former Houston starter David Carr, who spent the past two seasons with the New York Giants. Nine receivers are currently on the Broncos’ roster and, of Denver’s 14 free agent signees, Arnett was the only receiver. Denver did, however, use its firstround pick on receiver Demaryius Thomas of Georgia Tech and its thirdround pick on Minnesota’s Eric Decker.


Former WVU right guard and current Washington Redskins NFL Draft selection Selvish Capers is pictured.

Defense dominates second spring scrimmage RBs Devine, Hargrett, Clarke, Lindamood stand out Saturday BY GREG CAREY SPORTS WRITER


West Virginia sophomore quarterback Coley White tries to sprint past defenders during Saturday’s spring scrimmage.

Second-string offensive players given chance to prove themselves Saturday BY BRIAN GAWTHROP ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR

As the close of spring camp nears, the opportunities West Virginia’s playmakers receive dwindle. West Virginia head coach Bill Stewart limited the number of carries and receptions of his top athletes in order to give experience to his young players while seeing who could step up. In WVU’s final spring scrimmage before its annual GoldBlue Spring Game Friday, 18 different players touched the ball on offense while the second-string defense saw more than its usual playing time. “We’re trying to spread the wealth and find more players,” Stewart said. “We’re trying to get the ball to other people. I don’t want to come out and just keep handing the ball to (Noel Devine) and throwing the ball to (Jock Sanders). We know what they can do. I want to see the young guys touch the ball.” One of those players was redshirt freshman Daquan Hargrett. In only his second full practice

in over a week, the 5-foot-6 tailback received the majority of the repetitions out of the backfield, ending with a game-high 15 carries for 73 yards. His biggest play came on a 37yard run up the middle, which placed the offense on the fiveyard line before Ryan Clarke scored the first of his three touchdowns two plays later. Hargrett went for positive yardage on all but two carries, while he also caught one pass for 5 yards in the Mountaineers’ first-and-goal situation. “Daquan puts his foot on the ground, and he goes North,” Stewart said. “He was nicked up earlier, but he never said a word. He just goes about his business.” Devine led the team in rushing with 93 yards on 10 carries. The majority of the senior’s yardage came on a 58-yard touchdown run on a handoff to the right side. The play of the two tailbacks was one of the few bright spots for the WVU offense Saturday. The offense compiled 312 total yards with quarterback Coley White finishing with 15-for-21

with 106 passing yards. Outside of Devine and Hargrett, WVU rushed 28 times for 40 yards, a 0.7 yards-per-carry average. Despite limiting the offense, defensive lineman Chris Neild wasn’t particularly pleased with the first-team defense. “I think we would’ve gone into overtime tonight,” said Neild, who claimed the defense won the team’s first scrimmage on April 17. “The offensive line threw us around pretty good. It


Everyone knows what West Virginia senior tailback Noel Devine is capable of. During Saturday’s scrimmage, it wasn’t hard to notice Devine has some talented running backs behind him, as well. Redshirt freshman Daquan Hargrett was one of the more productive skill position players in WVU’s final scrimmage before Friday’s annual Gold-Blue Spring Game. Hargrett showed no lingering effects after suffering a high right ankle sprain last week as he finished the afternoon with 15 carries for 73 yards along with one reception for 5 yards. He also broke off a 37-yard run to the 5-yard line to set up a Ryan Clarke 2-yard touchdown run. West Virginia head coach Bill Stewart was impressed with what Hargrett had to offer. “Daquan puts his foot on the ground, and he goes north,” Stewart said. “He was nicked up earlier, but he never said a

I’m trying to prove myself. I need to show the coaches that I can really play on the college level and just learn every day and progress.” – Daquan Hargrett, WVU running back

word. He just goes about his business. “He is one that is privileged to play and privileged to be a Mountaineer. He had some good runs today.” At 5-foot-6 and 188 pounds, Hargrett has a similar build to D Devine. i The two don’t d ’ have h much of a comparable running style, however. Devine’s speed and ability to create in the open field make him tough for opposing defenders to bring down.

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Restore the true spirit of ‘dead week’ The editorial board of The Daily Athenaeum has decried the fact that the true spirit of “dead week” has been lost for years, as instructors across all disciplines have slowly taken over “dead week” and used it for their own ends. What was once a time dedicated to reviewing cumulative material in class and readying oneself for finals has turned into a “hell week” of sorts for many students at West Virginia University. “Practical laboratory tests, make-up examinations and reg-

ularly scheduled short quizzes are the only tests permitted for day classes during “dead week”. Evening classes have their final exams on the last meeting of the class preceding Finals Week,” according to the WVU Undergraduate Course Catalog. But we know that is not the case. According to the Office of the Provost, “All final examinations must be given according to the schedule published in the Schedule of Courses, unless otherwise approved by the associate provost for academic

programs.” Instructors must only petition for approval from the provost’s office prior to the start of the semester if they want to include a test during “dead week.” It’s this option that has students struggling to keep up with an increased workload at a time when they should be focusing on final exams, which for many classes, is the most important grade determinant. What’s worse, even if a professor or other instructor violates this policy, there is no University-wide consequence, as re-

ported in the April 9 edition of the DA. Instructors needn’t fear punishment, as the University has deemed protecting “dead week” unimportant. Regarding the increased workload associated with the now-burdensome “dead week,” Katherine Karraker, assistant dean for Undergraduate Studies in the Eberly College of Arts & Sciences told the DA, “I have heard from just chatting to students that it does happen.” “I don’t know if that means students don’t mind. I’m pretty

sure it does happen,” Karraker said. For those students who see violations of the “dead week” policy, we urge you to contact the Office of the Provost and the dean of the college in question. Until students decide that the true spirit of “dead week” is not only their right but essential to success during Finals Week, the administration will continue to turn a blind eye to the problem. We must not allow such actions to continue.

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Earth Day shows benefits of counterculture going mainstream KEVIN DUVALL


I made a passing reference to the repurposing of youth subcultures in a column about Facebook two weeks ago. The idea was that it is inevitable for subcultures to grow in popularity and then for subculture paraphernalia (like clothing) to be manufactured and sold, which repurposes the whole concept of a subculture. Repurposing is the main focus of the column in front of you today. Friday was the 40th annual Earth Day, which had people across the country talking about how cultural ideas are not the only things we can repurpose. OK, that’s enough uses of the word “repurpose” for now. An Associated Press article published on Earth Day discussed the event’s history: The first Earth Day occurred in 1970 and was the idea of Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson. One of the article’s main points is that the concept of the environmentalism – called ecology at the time – began as a countercultural, “anti-establishment” movement in the late 1960s. Before 1970, environmental activists were viewed as protestors against the standard social order, and media that advocated the environmental cause, such as the hippie-themed musical “Hair,” were considered subversive. Now, “Hair” is seen as a fun throwback to the hippie days, and multinational corporations put on Earth Day celebrations


Flynn and Elizabeth Kennick, dressed as Avatar characters, take part in the Earth Day celebration at the National Mall in D.C. Sunday. and activities. The mass production and high sales volume of “green” products is a sure sign the ecology counterculture is entirely buried in the past. Some might say capitalism claimed another victim when McDonald’s started pushing “green” packaging, but there is no real problem here. Earth Day is a prime example of how sometimes the shift of “underground” cultures toward the mainstream is a posi-

tive change, for several reasons. Chief among these reasons is simply that the environmental cause is a worthwhile one for anyone, whether he or she cares about the environment or not. Personally, I have some doubts that environmental concerns are as severe as the people at the forefront of the modernday environmentalist movement claim, but I have nothing to lose for caring about these concerns anyway. I’m almost certain that some

of the things I put in recycling bins actually end up in a landfill, but why not do it anyway for the things that will get recycled? Recycling requires no extra effort from me; it is only a matter of putting waste in a different container, which was free from the city. Plus, most “green” products are economically effi cient, so even those who don’t care at all about environmental issues can benefit from them by saving some money.

LET TER TO THE EDITOR Author missed point on cell phone use As I was skimming through The Daily Athenaeum before class, I noticed an article concerning a United States Supreme Court case that dealt with an employer who received explicit text messages on a company-issued cell phone. In the piece, the columnist speculated that, because a company

provided and paid for an employee’s cell phone, they had no right to “invade the privacy” of the employee’s text message inbox. I feel that the writer may have been a bit confused about the topic on which he was commenting. The beginning of the article stated that the controversy was over explicit text messages received on a company-issued cell phone. He claimed that it was a “ridiculous concept” that company-issued cell phones be subjected to

random searches, and that, while “not allowing personal e-mails to be sent from company e-mails is understandable,” and that “cell phones are a completely different story.” Clearly, he is missing the point. A company-issued cell phone is company property, and companies do not give them to their employees so they may chat with their friends, let alone “sext” significant others. Similarly, the rhetorical ques-

I’d be a fool not to acknowledge that most environmental disputes (at least on an individual or household scale) stem from political disdain, but it could be worse. Tensions run high between liberals and conservatives these days, but if the Richard Nixon head on “Futurama” does indeed reflect real life, things were worse when the ecology contingent was declared an outlaw. By retooling the whole environmentalist idea as accessible

to those outside the counterculture, the artists formerly known as ecologists (Penn State historian Adam Rome noted in an AP article that the term “ecology” as the name of the movement was phased out because it had a hippie connotation) helped its own cause by spreading it to more people. The movement led to several key environmental regulations, such as the ban on the pesticide DDT, but regulations will not be widely practiced until they are widely accepted. With more involvement from political figures, who the majority had to vote into office, these regulations are more likely to appeal to the average citizen. Hippies don’t scream “wide acceptance.” Presidents do. On a symbolic level, I suggest we view Earth Day and other cultural shifts not as small cultures being suppressed by the larger one but as being assimilated. Assimilation won’t work for every counterculture, but some cannot accomplish their goals without trying to get bigger. Counterculture members have to make a choice. Do they want their cause to make a big change, or do they want to bask in the elitism of feeling unique in their thinking? Maybe “forward-thinkers” who compare carbon footprints don’t feel as special about themselves when everyone and (especially) their mother have canvas shopping bags, but that should not be their primary concern. Earth Day should not be a contest to see who can be the greenest or a forum for political gripes but a day to celebrate the Earth and how to keep it clean. So go out and repurpose this newspaper as a party hat.

Send your letters to tions “do they (companies) really expect not to be used like any other cell phone as well,” followed by, “are we really expected to buy another cell phone for personal use,” have fairly obvious answers. Yes. According to the writer, “most adults in the U.S. have a cell phone, and it has become the easiest and most common way to communicate,” therefore insinuating most adults who receive a company cell phone already own one for personal usage.

Personal business should be dealt with off company time, and through the means of personal communication devices. Technically, to send a personal message of any kind while on the clock is considered “time theft,” and while it is not currently legally punishable by dismissal, it is highly disfavored by employers. Use of a company cell phone in this way is completely inappropriate, disrespectful and altogether unprofessional.

So, rather than warning “anyone entering the workforce this summer” to “watch what you text,” perhaps better advice to potential summer employees would be to simply use some common sense. Save your personal business for personal time, and no one will be penalized. Rachel Alvarez Sophomore Fashion design and merchandising

Arizona immigration law will promote racial profiling, amplify tensions JORDAN BONNER


The passage of a controversial new immigration law in Arizona last week will likely prove to be a lamentable move for the state and a colossal misstep for United States immigration reform. The draconian new law will allow Arizona police to inquire about a person’s legal status where there is “reasonable suspicion” the person is an illegal immigrant. This clause effectively tramples upon the rights of Arizona citizens, especially Hispanic citizens, and amounts to state-sponsored racial profiling. The Arizona Daily Star reported Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer asserted in a statement last week the new law prohibits police from


using race or ethnicity as the sole factor in determining whether to pursue an inquiry. Brewer conceded, however, that the law does permit either race or ethnicity to be used as one factor for an officer’s consideration. Brewer told the Star, “We have to trust our law enforcement. Police officers are going to be respectful. They know what their jobs are, they’ve taken an oath. And racial profiling is illegal.” Such rhetoric highlights a glaring contradiction in Brewer’s defense of the new law. Is it not still racial profiling if race is used in conjunction with another factor to determine “reasonable suspicion” of one’s legal status? Additionally, what are these other factors? Is it not reasonable to assume that one’s race and ethnicity will be weighted more heavily than other factors

in police decisions to initiate an inquiry regarding one’s immigration status? After all, the “reasonable suspicion” upon which these police inquiries are to be based must, by necessity, be established first by sight. Thus, all Americans of Hispanic descent will be subject to unwarranted and racially motivated queries concerning their status. The Arizona Republic reported Brewer qualified her decision to sign off on the new law with the following statement: “We cannot sacrifice our safety to the murderous greed of drug cartels. We cannot stand idly by as drophouses, kidnappings and violence compromise our quality of life.” Brewer’s statement represents what the debate over illegal immigration boils down to in Arizona – that all illegal immigrants

are perceived to be “murderous,” violent thugs who cross the border merely to deprive Arizonans of a civil, peaceful way of life. It is dangerous to generalize in this way. Some of the problems Brewer mentions are present in states that border Mexico. However, Brewer’s hyperbolic language could cause some Arizona residents to be leery of or even to loathe those people that differ from them simply by virtue of race or ethnicity. Opposition to the new law has led to several displays of stoneminded bigotry among some Arizona residents. The Star reported that Adam Sarvana, a spokesman for Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva, said Grijalva’s office had received “some pretty scary calls,” including two from the same person “who threatened to go down there and blow everyone’s

brains out then go to the border to shoot Mexicans.” The Star also reported that Ruben Reyes, a Grijalva staffer, described approximately 25 percent of the calls received at Grijalva’s office as being “very racist” and characterized some of the calls as “telling that tortilla-eating wetback to go back to Mexico.” The use of such threats and racial epithets are, of course, not conducive to reasonable and constructive public discourse on the matter of illegal immigration, and they further sully race relations in an area already reeling from years of venomous debate on the issue. The new law will likely lead to what former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee referred to as a “plethora of lawsuits.” The lawsuits will undoubtedly stem from civil rights abuses,

which the new law’s vaguely drawn “reasonable suspicion” clause invites and implicitly condones. It is unlikely the new Arizona immigration law would pass constitutional muster, even if one ignored the law’s tacit support of racial profiling and other potential civil rights abuses. State governments do not have the authority to enact sweeping immigration legislation. The U.S. Constitution explicitly assigns the power to regulate immigration to the federal government. And this is, perhaps, the only potentially positive outcome for Arizona’s immigration law – it will force the federal government to take action on the immigration issue and urge federal legislators to enact a coherent policy devoid of the wrong-headed, rights-crushing measures in the new Arizona law.

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Baseball swept in three-game series against No. 24 Pitt BY MICHAEL CARVELLI SPORTS WRITER

No. 24 Pittsburgh dominated the West Virginia baseball team in a weekend series sweep at Hawley Field. The Mountaineers (17-23, 3-12 Big East Conference) gave up 43 runs to Pittsburgh (30-10, 12-3), yet only could muster 21 runs for themselves in the three losses. “Our starting pitching hasn’t quite been good enough,” said West Virginia head coach Greg Van Zant. “We’ve got to make pitches, change speeds, get inside with the

fastball, keep the ball down. Those are the things it takes to win and we haven’t been getting that done.” In the final game of the series Sunday, the bats were out in full force from the start. After four innings, the Mountaineers had taken a 5-4 lead. Then the third inning started, and WVU went downhill in the 24-9 loss. “It was just a tough day for us,” Van Zant said. After a seven-run outburst in the third and eight runs in the fifth, the Mountaineers trailed 20-5 heading into the fifth inning.

The Mountaineers committed a season-high five errors in the game. “We made some mistakes out there that we normally don’t make,” Van Zant said. “We usually play good defense out in the field, but they were hitting the ball hard at us ... we had to get almost every out in the field.” Pitt’s 24 runs are the most scored by an opponent at Hawley Field in school history. “We’re not hitting the ball hard,” Van Zant said. “We’re just not mature enough and not good enough one through nine right now to go

out and swing a big bat against good pitching like we faced today.” Saturday’s game provided fans with the lowest scoring affair as well as the best starting pitching performances of the weekend. Pitt won the game 6-3, behind the eight innings of three-run baseball by starting pitcher Matt Iannazzo. WVU was led by starter Jarryd Summers, who threw 6 1/3 innings before being pulled in favor of Chase Pickering, who threw 2 2/3 innings and allowed just one hit. On Friday, Pitt was able to jump out to a 12-1 lead after five.

In the bottom of the sixth, the Mountaineers started their rally with a five-run inning. Junior Dom Hayes nailed a double down the right field line and later scored off a Justin McDavid fielder’s choice. A few batters later, second baseman Colin Durburow had a two RBI double to right-center field. In the next inning, a three-run home run by Chris Rasky narrowed the Panthers’ lead to 12-8. That was as close as WVU would come, though, in the 13-9 loss. Mountaineer first baseman Justin McDavid was able to extend his hitting streak to 16 games after get-

ting a hit in each game of the series against Pitt. West Virginia continues play at home Tuesday against Duquesne before heading to Cincinnati for a series. Heading into Sunday, the Mountaineers were two games behind Cincinnati for the final qualifying spot. “We need to just keep playing hard and not give up,” Van Zant said. “There’s still a lot of teams with a chance to make the tournament.”


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West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin, white jersey, catches a pass in between defenders Keith Tandy, No. 8, and Terence Garvin.


Continued from PAGE 3 was our second team defense that looked pretty good, and that’s always important.” The defense sacked White twice but pressured the quarterback throughout the scrimmage. The sophomore took every snap under center Saturday but rushed 15 times for 12 yards. The offense also committed three penalties and fumbled three snaps, one of which was recovered by the defense. “I don’t like to see centerquarterback exchange problems, but that has been a problem,” Stewart said. “Coley has had a hard time with that.” It was Brandon Hogan’s eyeopening hit on receiver Andrew Goldblaugh in the team’s “Victory Drills,” more commonly known as Oklahoma Drills, that Neild said set his unit’s tone for the remainder of the day. Goldblaugh laid motionless on the turf for minutes before walking off under his own power. The receiver didn’t practice the remainder of the day. “That sparked the whole defense and set the tone for the rest of the day,” Neild said. “But if we need that to come out and play hard every day, then we need to work a little harder.” Backup quarterback Josh DePasquale was also injured in the drill after suffering an apparent dislocation of his left shoulder. PRACTICE NOTES:  While Hogan claimed the first big hit of the day, it was fullback Matt Lindamood who got the last laugh. The Parkersburg, W.Va., native ran over Hogan in the scrimmage on his way to a 24-yard pickup. Lindamood is now averaging 26.3 yards per carry in the two spring scrimmages after a 52-yard run in WVU’s first scrimmage.  While White was the only quarterback in the scrimmage, projected starter Geno Smith continued to take all the snaps in the team’s 7-on-7 drills. Smith connected with his receivers for four plays of at least 16 yards including a 24-yard con-

SCRIMMAGE STATISTICS PASSING PLAYER COMP. ATT. YDS. TD INT. WHITE, Coley 15 21 106 0 0 RUSHING PLAYER NO. YDS. TD FUMB. AVG. DEVINE, Noel 10 93 1 0 9.3 HARGRETT, Daquan 15 73 0 0 4.9 LINDAMOOD, Matt 2 27 0 0 13.5 CLARKE, Ryan 7 15 3 0 2.1 WHITE, Coley 15 13 0 0 0.9 AUSTIN, Tavon 1 2 0 0 2.0 DAVIS, Eddie 2 -5 0 0 -2.5 TEAM 1 -11 0 0 -11.0 RECEIVING PLAYER DAVIS, Eddie SANDERS, Jock BAILEY, Stedman SNOOK, Chris DEVINE, Noel AUSTIN, Tavon REMBERT, Reggie LINDAMOOD, Matt HARGRETT, Daquan URBAN, Tyler

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nection to Tavon Austin, but the sophomore struggled with his accuracy including once when he overthrew Sanders in the end zone.  One week after incoming freshman quarterback Jeremy Johnson was on hand to watch his future team, fellow quarterback signee Barry Brunetti took in practice. Brunetti was joined by nearly 100 Mountaineer Maniacs who were in attendance Saturday. The Maniacs watched the scrimmage from the stands before being invited onto the field where they stood behind the offense for 15 plays as the team worked on short-yardage situations. It was the second-straight year the organization has been invited to watch the closed practice.  Bradley Starks, along with linebacker J.T. Thomas, was among the notables who were kept out of Saturday’s scrimmage. Starks continued to nurse an ankle injury while Thomas missed with a neck injury. Thomas said he hopes to be back in practice before the team’s Gold-Blue Spring Game Friday. The team will also practice Tuesday and Wednesday.

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DETROIT (AP) — The Phoenix Coyotes scored their first three goals on special teams, and Ilya Bryzgalov made 31 saves in a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday that forced Game 7. Phoenix will host the final game of the first-round series Tuesday night. Lauri Korpikoski scored a short-handed goal 4:10 in to spark the win and keep the Coyotes alive. Mathieu Schneider snapped the Coyotes’ 0 for 19 skid on the power play with a goal early in the second for a 2-0 lead, and Radim Vrbata scored with the man advantage midway through the period to restore the twogoal edge. Wojtek Wolski’s even-strength goal put Phoenix ahead 4-1 late in the second. Jimmy Howard made 24 saves for the Red Wings.


Continued from PAGE 3 The senior displayed those components during the scrimmage as he finished with 93 yards on 10 carries and the highlight of the day: a 58-yard touchdown run. Hargrett is more of a powerful runner between the tackles who puts an emphasis on finishing runs and staying lower to the ground than the opposition. He attributes the latter facet to running backs and slot receivers coach Chris Beatty. “Every day coach Beatty talks about finishing, so it’s just programmed in my head,” Hargrett said. “If you finish your runs, you’ll have more positive yards.” Hargrett is still able to learn plenty from the older Devine, who has seen opposing defenses try a number of different things to slow him down. “There’s so much that I’ve


Continued from PAGE 3 chance to move up the draft board with a strong senior season. He probably needs to improve his measured speed, though. Other Mountaineers with realistic opportunities to get drafted next year include Chris

Howard, a finalist for the Calder Trophy, given to the NHL’s top rookie, gave up at least four goals for the third time in the series after allowing only one the previous two games as Detroit took a 3-2 lead. Phoenix went ahead 1-0 on its first shot Sunday. The Coyotes netted their fourth goal late in the second period on their 15th shot and a fifth on their 23rd. Bryzgalov made 14 saves in the first period and 11 in the second. He was solid in the third as Phoenix cruised to victory. Detroit’s Brad Stuart scored 2:51 into the second – 24 seconds after Schneider put the Coyotes up 2-0 – to fire up the crowd, but the fans were quieted by Vrbata and Wolski’s goals. Phoenix ended any hopes the Red Wings had for a comeback when Taylor Pyatt scored a power-play goal 5:25 into the third.

with (strength and conditioning coach Mike Joseph), and he’s gotten me faster, stronger and heavier so I can get explode through those holes,” Lindamood said. Although Lindamood and Hargrett made their presence felt thus far this spring, they

know there is still plenty of room for improvement. “I’m trying to prove myself,” Hargrett said. “I need to show the coaches that I can really play on the college level and just learn every day and progress.”

Neild, Sidney Glover, Brandon Hogan, Jock Sanders, Scooter Berry, Pat Lazear, Eric Jobe and Anthony Leonard (about in that order, too). Stewart told his team to focus on the here and now to have a chance to advance to the NFL. “Many are called; few are chosen. They have to understand that’s it’s a privilege and an honor to play the game of

football,” Stewart said. “There’s a big thing going on in college football this weekend – the NFL Draft … You have to feel privileged to play for the Old Gold and Blue before you worry about going somewhere else to play.” That would’ve made more sense if Brown and Arnett were drafted. Statistics prove West Virginia

isn’t a historically “draftable” team. It’s sad considering how strong the team has been in the last six or so seasons. Maybe it’s time for the Mountaineers to change the video they shows recruits. The NFL highlight video just isn’t going to cut it for those four-and-fivestar future pros.

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learned from cutting to ball security and shakes,” Hargrett said of Devine. “He’s a phenomenal guy, and I learn from him everyday. When I was injured, I was taking mental reps from him and Shawne (Alston), which was awesome to help my game.” Hargrett wasn’t the only runner to make a name for himself in the scrimmage. Sophomore fullback Matt Lindamood carried twice for 27 yards one week after breaking off a 52-yard run in a scrimmage. He also added a pair of catches for 5 yards. On a 24-yard burst up the middle, Lindamood showed the advantages of his 234-pound frame when he put cornerback Brandon Hogan on his back during a powerful run. “I just went as hard as I could,” Lindamood said. Lindamood believes he has made tremendous strides over the course of spring practice and is a better all-around player than he was at the start of camp. “I’ve been working out

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ers of any skill level are invited to join. Club activities include competitions with other schools and intraclub golf outings. For more information, e-mail MOTOWNPOETS is looking for poets who are interested in practicing and sharing poetry with others on an online forum. For more information, visit motownpoetry. MON GENERAL HOSPITAL needs volunteers for the information desk, preadmission testing, hospitality cart, mail delivery and gift shop. For more information, call Christina Brown at 304-598-1324. WELLNESS PROGRAMS on topics such as nutrition, sexual health and healthy living are provided for interested student groups, organizations or classes by WELL WVU Student Wellness and Health Promotion. For more information, visit wellness. WELL WVU STUDENT HEALTH is paid for by tuition and fees and is confidential. For appointments or more information, call 304-293-2311 or visit CHRISTIAN HELP needs volunteers to help with the daily operations of six programs: a free clothing store, food pantry, emergency financial assistance, Women’s Career Clothing Closet, Working Man’s Closet and the Furniture Exchange. For more information or to volunteer, contact Jessica at 304-296-0221 or NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets nightly in the Morgantown and Fairmont areas. For more information, call the helpline at 800-766-4442 or visit ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets daily. For help or a schedule, call 304291-7918. For more information, visit CARITAS HOUSE, a local nonprofit organization serving West Virginians with HIV/AIDS, needs donations of food and personal care items and volunteers to support all aspects of the organization’s activities. For more information, call John Sonnenday at 304-985-0021. CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING SER VICES are provided for free by the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. A walk-in clinic is offered weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services include educational, career, individual, couples and group counseling. Please visit to find out more information. SCOTT’S RUN SETTLEMENT HOUSE, a local outreach organization, needs volunteers for daily programs and special events. For more information or to volunteer, contact Adrienne Hines at or 304-5995020. ANIMAL FRIENDS needs foster families for abandoned animals before they find their permanent families. If you or anyone you know can help, call 304-290-4PET. LUTHERAN STUDENT MOVEMENT meets regularly at the Lutheran Campus Chapel directly across the street from the Downtown Library Complex. Anyone is welcome to attend the events. For more information, e-mail Rebecca at or visit and follow the links to the LSM website. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN needs volunteers. WIC provides education, supplemental foods and immunizations for pregnant women and children under 5 years of age. This is an


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opportunity to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. For more information, contact Michelle Prudnick at 304-598-5180 or 304-598-5185. FREE RAPID HIV TESTING is available on the first Monday of every month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Caritas House office located at 391 Scott Ave. Test results are available in 20 minutes and are confidential. To make an appointment, call 304-293-4117. For more information, visit BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a United Way agency, is looking for volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-on-one community-based and school-based mentoring programs. Community-based mentors pick up a child at his or her home and do activities the two of them choose together on a weekly basis. Schoolbased mentors meet with a child at an area elementary school during the after-school program for one hour, one day per week for homework help and hanging out. To volunteer, contact Sylvia at 304-983-2383, ext. 104 or email ROSENBAUM FAMILY HOUSE, which provides a place for adult patients and their families to stay while receiving medical care at WVU, is looking for service organizations to provide dinner for 20 to 40 Family House guests. Although the hospital cafeteria is only steps away, guests enjoy a homecooked or restaurant-donated meal. People may, individually or as a group, provide the food, serve and clean up on a regular basis or as a one-time event. For more information, call 304598-6094 or e-mail LITERACY VOLUNTEERS is seeking volunteers for one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and English as a second language. Volunteer tutors will complete tutor training, meet weekly with their adult learners, report volunteer hours quarterly, attend at least two in-service trainings per year, and help with one fundraising event. For more information, call 304-296-3400 or email CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. MOUNTAINEER SPAY/NEUTER ASSIS TANCE PROGRAM is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the number of unwanted cats and dogs by encouraging and supporting spay/neuter. They are looking for new members and friends to help by donating their time, talents and fundraising skills. For more information, contact M-SNAP at 304-9850123. INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOW SHIP is an interdenominational student-led organization that meets weekly on campus. Everyone is welcome to attend events. For more information, e-mail Daniel at ivcfwvu@ or visit the IVCF website at LUCKY’S ATTIC THRIFT SHOPPE is looking for volunteers to work in the Mountaineer Mall. All proceeds will benefit Animal Friends, a no-kill animal shelter. Donations are also welcome. For more information, call 304291-5825. KALEIDOSCOPE, an afterschool program, is dedicated to providing a safe and educational environment for children afterschool.The program provides homework help and enrichment classes. The program runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Interested volunteers should email or call 304-291-9288.

HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year, you will witness many changes. How well your life works will depend on your flexibility and willingness to work with others. If your ideas haven’t worked up till now, try new ones. Listen to avant-garde thinking. See where you have closed off your thought process. If you are single, a relationship could be exciting, but not necessarily stable. If you are attached, use care with your children or loved ones. Close loved ones might be more touchy than in the past. LIBRA is a good coworker. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) ★★★ Deferring to others really isn’t like you, but you are experiencing considerable pressure. You might not feel comfortable with a choice. Hedging helps create a little extra time. Know that you can find the answer. You might not be looking in the right place. Tonight: Give up being rigid. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) ★★★ An easy pace works well, but others might be having a very difficult time. Others often dump their stuff on you. In any case, be willing to say “no.” A change in plans just might work well. Be careful with a family member who

has abundant energy. Tonight: Fit in some exercise. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) ★★★★★ You are very playful and open. Re-evaluate what needs to happen within your immediate circle. Pressure builds where you feel you don’t have control. Why worry about something you cannot control? Let go instead. Tonight: An unexpected invitation. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) ★★★ You could be overwhelmed by everything that is on your plate. What’s more, someone you count on could be more difficult than in the past. Understanding evolves to a new level if you let go of rigid thinking about what must happen. Tonight: Try not to be vested in plans. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) ★★★ Communication might not be as even and steady as you might like. You wonder what is happening behind the scenes. Others seem more touchy than they have been in a while. You cannot hold on to a changing financial matter. Tonight: Let go of what you think. See what is happening. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22)

★★★ Curb financial dealings. You could be ill at ease with someone who is trying to open a door. Your nerves could be fried by others people’s unexpected statements and actions. Tonight: Lighten up; relax. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) ★★★★ You handle more than most people today. You could be very concerned about a trend that could radically change the status quo. Be willing to work on different terms and think differently. Tonight: The world is your oyster. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) ★★ Pull back from an immediate problem. You might be put off by how someone presents an idea or approaches you. A boss or someone you look up to could push you way beyond your normal levels. The unexpected occurs. Accept change. Tonight: Get some extra R and R. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) ★★★★ You might be more upbeat and positive than many. Still, realize that a desire to hold on to a situation and avoid change could dominate. Let go of what doesn’t work. A difficult or headstrong associate could be de-

manding. Tonight: Where your friends are. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) ★★★ You might want to rethink a situation more carefully. Leading others could be unusually difficult. Let go of being vested in a situation. You might need to let go of a set thought process or approach. Tonight: Ride the waves of change. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) ★★★★ You usually are quite innovative, but at the present moment you could be a little more rigid about partnerships and finances. Look at what is working and what isn’t. Most certainly, an adjustment will be needed. Tonight: Be flexible, and listen to new ideas. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) ★★★ Your unpredictability dominates. If a partner is fed up or has had enough, be careful. This person, too, is eyeing the quality of his or her life. Remember, a bond needs to work for both parties -- business or personal. Don’t provoke a confrontation. Tonight: Don’t box yourself in. BORN TODAY Singer Bobby Rydell (1942), guitarist Duane Eddy (1938), professional wrestler Kane (1967)

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Concert raises $1,300 for miners BY MACKENZIE MAYS ASSOCIATE A&E EDITOR

A student-organized benefit concert raised $1300 for the families affected by the Montcoal, W.Va., mine disaster. The Adventure West Virginia Leadership Committee hosted “Soul Miners for Coal Miners,” a concert held at De Lazy Lizard Friday. The money will be donated to the Upper Big Branch Family Fund, a charity dedicated to the families of the 29 miners who lost their lives April 5. Local R&B group The Soul Miners performed at the event, which included giveaways and raffles sponsored by local businesses. West Virginia University Tshirts were sold for $10, and honorary black ribbon pins were sold for $1. All proceeds went directly to the Upper Big Branch Family Fund, including the $5 cover charge. Leah Skrypek, a freshman secondary education major at WVU and a member of the AWVLC, adorned a mining hat outside of De Lazy Lizard to attract a crowd and said she is proud to be able to reach out and do something herself. “This event is giving an opportunity to the students to do their part and the fun atmosphere is just a plus,” Skrypek said. “Although we live in West Virginia, a lot of students can’t make it to the area, so this is a way for our school to reach out.”

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said. “But the people who have come up to the stage love being with the live bands and enjoy the atmosphere.” Donnie Davisson, lead singer and bassist of The Davisson Brothers Band, who are now working on a new album in Nashville, Tenn., enjoyed the venue and was happy to be back home. “The community needs to do more stuff like this. It’s awesome,” Davisson said. “It’s so much better than the club scene that people here are used to enjoying mu-

Mikey Bryant, an assistant manager at de Lazy Lizard, said he appreciates how the community came out to support the cause and is glad the nightclub could do its part since the mining tragedy directly affected him. “The mining disaster hit home for me on a personal level. I lost a really good friend in the mines,” Bryant said. “It feels great to be able to give back, and as someone who understands the extent of the tragedy, I hope that we will be able to raise a lot of money for the families.” Audrey Metzger, a speech pathology and audiology major at WVU and a member of the AWVLC, appreciated the local support from businesses that donated gift certificates to the giveaway bags and hopes the event will continue awareness. “We want people to keep the families of the fallen miners in their minds and never forget,” Metzger said. “As time goes on, memories fade, and we don’t want that to happen with this.” According to Maddy Hoden, a recreation, parks and tourism resources graduate student at WVU and a member of the AWVLC who helped organize the event, the benefit raised $1,300 for the Upper Big Branch Family Fund. Although the event didn’t reach its goal of $5,000, Hoden said the benefit was a success and appreciated all of the local support. “We had a lot of volunteers,

donations large and small, and we had an awesome time,” Hoden said. “It was so much fun. People came out to support the cause, including the basketball team – they have been great.” C.J. Belknap, also a recreation, parks and tourism resources graduate student at WVU who helped organize the event, said the turnout made up for falling short of the financial goals. “The entire community came out to support us,” Belknap said. “Not only students, but people from all over town, including

sic in. We’re all about high energy, and being outside like this makes it easy to entertain people.” Tom Bass, a senior advertising student at West Virginia University, was disappointed by the event’s lack of organization but was impressed by the big acts. “With the amazing potential of an all-star lineup, the event was in gear for a great night,” Bass said. “However, the affair seemed to be lacking the professional organization for such known artists in the music industry.” “The no alcohol policy lead to tailgating in the parking lot, leaving a much smaller crowd at the stage and less energy for the art-

ists to feed off of,” Bass added. They also encourage feedback on “Despite the rain, the bands put their Facebook page. on a great show up until the power cut off, which left the crowd very unsatisfied.” Max Black, director of theRubberU, said despite the many failures, SpringFest is still a success, bringing “local and national acts together.” “We are continuing to rebuild, and we have learned from this year what we need to improve for next year.” Representatives of theRubberU are willing to meet with unsatisfied customers to take in their complaints and gear them toward reparations for next year.


Two attendees dressed as ‘Halo’ characters, left and right, and Sandman, center, pose for a photo during the Pittsburgh Comicon convention Sunday.


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The Soul Miners perform at a benefit concert for the miners of the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine at De Lazy Lizard Friday. All proceeds went to the Upper Big Branch family fund. members of the older community that you wouldn’t usually see at a place like the Lizard. They were just walking right in.” Student Government Association President Chris Lewallen closed the event with “The Coal Miner’s Prayer” and thanked everyone for their support and reminded the crowd of the cause behind the good time. “The disaster April 5 touched us all, as a state; and that’s why we’re here,” Lewallen said.

costume contest for con-goers to enjoy, with several of these events happening every day to keep people coming back. There are also celebrities such as Camden Toy, who has appeared as various monsters on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and Margot Kidder, famous for her role as Lois Lane in the original Superman movies starring Christopher Reeve. There are also big names of the comic book industry present, artists such as Joe Sinnott, who worked on many Marvel comic books such as “The Avengers” and “The Hulk” and Patrick Block, who is famous for his work on the “Donald Duck” comic book. The location of the con itself can be a draw, taking place in the Monroeville area of Pittsburgh, famous for being the lo-

cation of the cult classic “Dawn of the Dead.” “I really enjoy seeing the artists in artist alley that I’ve never heard of,” said Matt Livengood, a Fairmont native who attended the convention to hang out with his friends. However, Livengood was most impressed by an artist who made creatures out of clay, calling them “amazing.” Pittsburgh Comicon is held every year in West Virginia’s neighbor to the north, with one -day tickets currently costing $18 and a weekend pass costing $45, although children that are under 8 get in for free with a paid adult admission.

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STADIUM 12 University Town Centre (Behind Target) Morgantown • (304) 598-FILM $6.00 $5.75 Bargain Matinees - All Shows Before 6PM $6.50 $6.25 Student Admission with Valid I.D.


Date Night [PG-13] 12:10-1:10-3:10-4:10-6:50-7:259:00-9:40 Clash of the Titans 3-D [PG-13] 1:15-4:15-6:45-9:30 Clash of the Titans 2-D [PG-13] 12:05-3:05-7:15-10:10

Death at a Funeral [R] 12:25-3:25-7:35-10:00 Kick-Ass [R]

12:00-1:00-3:00-4:00-7:00-7:30 9:45-10:15

The Last Song [PG] 12:40-3:40-7:10-9:55

THE BACK UP PLAN PG13 1:45 4:15 6:55 9:20 (12:00 FRI ONLY)

THE LOSERS PG13 1:05 3:35 6:40 9:15 (12:00 FRI ONLY)

DEATH AT A FUNERAL R 1:00 3:15 5:30 7:45 10:00 DATE NIGHT PG13 1:15 1:50 3:30 4:25 5:45 7:00 8:00 9:35 (12:00 FRI ONLY)

CLASH OF THE TITANS 3-D PG13 12:55 3:25 6:30 9:05 (12:00 FRI ONLY)

CLASH OF THE TITANS 2-D PG-13 6:50 9:30 (12:00 FRI ONLY)

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3-D PG 1:35 4:00 6:35 9:00 (12:00 FRI ONLY)

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2-D PG 1:40 4:05 6:45 9:10 (12:00 FRI ONLY)

How To Train Your Dragon 3D [PG] 12:45-6:35-9:15

The Bounty Hunter [PG-13] 12:20-3:20-6:55-9:35

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-New Units! -Utilities Included -Steps from Campus and Downtown -Nicely Furnished -Parking Included -Free High Speed Internet No Pets

Large Closets Balconies Garages/Storage Unit Sparkling Heated Pool 2 Min. From Hospital and Downtown Bus Service


2/BR. 2/BA. NEXT TO STADIUM., Don Nehlen Dr. (above the Varsity Club). DW, WD, microwave, oak cabinets, ceramic/ww carpet. 24/hr maintenance, C/AC. Off-street parking. $790/mo+utilities. Some pets conditional. For appt. call 304-599-0200.

304-291-2548 BEST VALUE!!!


2/BR. 2/BA. AC. WD. NO 304-594-3365 or 304-288-6374.

McCoy 6 Apartments

Leasing Available Now

to Campus

Hurry if you still want the best in student living for the coming 10-111 school year! Limited number of 4BR/4BATH condos-ffurnished or unfurnished! In-gground pool, beach volleyball, basketball, parking, direct access to railtrail & so muchmore! Gather your roommates or let us roommate-m match. 1-yyear Leases start at $350.00/person/month plus utilities! Pinnacle Property Management, LLC J.S. Walker, Broker. Call Paul Kokot, Property Manager

2/BR, NICE BY STADIUM & HOSPITAL on McCullough Ave. W/D, DW, Parking. $375/person. 304-319-2355.

LUXURY APARTMENTS JUST SECONDS FROM CAMPUS. Rent includes all utilities, cable, internet and daily cleaning of all common areas. Meal plans available with our in house private chef. On-site garage parking for an additional fee. Completely furnished. No pets. $3,300 per semester. 304-293-4397.


@Various Locations Close

NOW LEASING FOR 2010-2011 2 Bed/ 2 Bath $575 3 Bed/ 3 Bath $475 4 Bed/ 4 Bath $435 All Utilities included Direct TV with 5 HBO’s 2 Shuttle Busses every 15 min. to Evansdale and Downtown Late Night Shuttle to Downtown Private Baths Walk In Closets 24 Hr Fitness center 24 Hr Computer Lab Free Tanning Jogging Trail Swimming Pool NEW SPA! Free For Residents Basketball & Volleyball Courts Game room with Pool Table & Wii Cafe Free Parking Please Call 304-599-8200 to Schedule a tour today!

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* Various Downtown Locations * Minutes to Downtown * Furnished Apartments * Utilities Included * Competitive Rates * May 2010-May 2011

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Rec room With Indoor Pool Exercise Equipment Pool Tables Laundromat Picnic Area Regulation Volley Ball Court Experienced Maintenance Staff Lease-Deposit Required No Pets

BEST VALUE! BARRINGTON NORTH Prices Starting at $605 2 Bedroom Apartment

2/BR WITH PRIVATE BATH. AVAILABLE MAY. Steps from downtown campus. 304-291-2548.

2/BR. REMODELED. ONE BLOCK TO campus. Utilities included. WD. Parking available. NO PETS. 304-594-0625.


2,3, and 4 BR

1BR, FURNISHED, ONE BLOCK TO campus. Utilities included. Newly remodeled, WD. No Pets. Parking available. 304-594-0625.

2/BR. AVAILABLE 5/16/10. $340/MO. each+ ¼-utilities. Close main campus. Off-street parking. NO PETS. Fully furnished. Lease/Deposit. Call (724)-583-1123, leave message.

$435 per person

Now Renting For


No Pets

1/BR EFFICIENCY. Close to The Den. On Willey St. 292-9497, days only.

No Application Fees Furnished Apartments Starting @


Office Hours Mon-Thur. 8am-7pm Friday 8am-5pm Saturday 10am-4pm Sunday 12pm-4pm

Updated Kitchen, Two Full Baths Quality Furnishings, Washer/Dryer 8 Minute Walk to Main Campus Off Street Lighted Parking

1-2-3BR, (3/BR HAS 2/BA.) WD close by. CA/C. DW. Close to downtown. NO PETS. Available 5/16/10. 304-276-0738 or 304-594-0720.

University Commons Riverside

Best Locations

• Furnished & Unfurnished • Pets Welcome • 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance • Next To Football Stadium & Hospital • Free Wireless Internet Cafe • State of the Art Fitness Center • Recreation Area Includes Direct TV’s ESPN,NFL, NBA,MLB, Packages • Mountain Line Bus Every 15 Mintues

Perilli Apartments

1-2-3/BR APTS. AVAILABLE IN MAY. Gilmore St. Apartments. Open floor plans, large kitchens, large decks, A/C, W/D. Off-street parking. Pet Friendly. Text or call: 304-767-0765.



***SUNNYSIDE COMMONS*** Last 1/BR left! $535+ utilities. Parking incl. Furnished unit. Call 304.241.5047.

500 BEVERLY. 1/BR INCLUDES water/trash. Pets allowed w/deposit. Available in May. $550/mo. 3 0 4 - 6 1 5 - 6 0 7 1


1-2-3 Bedrooms


1 APARTMENT, UTILITIES INCLUDED, Parking, WD, No Pets, South Park. 2BR-$900/month. 304-983-8066 or 304-288-2109.



May 2010

“AFRAID YOU ARE PREGNANT?” Let’s make sure. Come to BIRTHRIGHT for free pregnancy test. Open Monday-Friday 10:00am-2:00pm. 364 High Street / RM 216 Call 296-0277 or 1-800-550-4900 anytime.

MONDAY April 26, 2010


3/BR - COBUN AVE. - 5 BLOCKS TO Downtown; New Kitchen/bath, D/W, Microwave, W/D in apt. June 1. $415/per person includes utilities. Lease/deposit. 304-292-5714. 3/BR 1124 WINDSOR AVE. CLOSE TO PRT. $1185/mo. plus utilities. WD. Free Parking. Call 304-366-1460 or 304-288-6445. 3/BR 577 CLARK STREET. W/D, FREE PARKING. Utilities included. $375/person. 304-903-4646. 3/BR APARTMENTS. FOREST AVE AND Lower High Street. NO Pets. Lease/deposit. 304-296-5931.

Available May 15, 2010! 1,2,3, Bedroom All Utilities Paid Apartments , Houses, Townhouses

Dish Washer, Laundry, Free Off Street Parking, 3 Min. Walk To Campus

Pet Friendly

304-292-7990 AFFORDABLE LUXURY Now Leasing 2010 1 & 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Apartments Prices Starting at $635 Garages, W/D, Walk In Closets Sparkling Pool 2 Min From Hospital & Downtown Bus Service

The Villas 599-11884

Barrington North Prices Starting at $605 2 Bedroom 1 Bath 24 Hour Maintenance Laundry Facilities 2 Min. From Hospital and Evansdale

599-6376 BRAND NEW! ASHWORTH LANDING. Greenbag Road. 1&2/BR starting at $575 and $775 plus utilities. W/D, DW, private deck. Full bathroom per bedroom. Gated. 304-598-2424

Renting For May UNIQUE APARTMENTS 1-2 & 3* BR Apts Close Main Campus W/D D/W A/C Private Parking Pets/Fee

3/BR, 2/BA TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT. Walking distance to downtown campus. $1290/mo, includes utilities. Call 282-8769. NO PETS. Visit:!

12 Month Lease *Three unrelated only (Also Available Now)

3/BR, 2/BA TOWNHOUSE. WALK TO campus/dowtown. Off-street parking. WD. DW. $350/mo per-bedroom. Available 5/15/10. Pets negotiable. Lease/dep. 304-906-9984.

DOWNTOWN. 2/BR INCLUDES gas heat and water. Parking. 304-322-0046.


MONDAY April 26, 2010



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CLEAN 1/BR EFFICIENCY APT NEAR law school on bus line. Move-in 8/15/10. $395/mo. plus utilities. 304-288-4481.

Call For Specials


4/BR, 3 PERSON HOUSE. COUNTRY kitchen, great closets. W/D, carpeted, off-street parking. 5/min walk to class. $350/person incl. gas. 304-521-8778.


Remaining for Rent: May/June 2010

CLOSE TO STADIUM. 2BR IN SOUTH East Court. 1BATH. Parking. On-site laundry. Garbage disposal. Central Air. Utilities not included. Across Willow Dale from Stadium. Available December. Small Pets allowed. 304-598-9002. DOWNTOWN 1/BR APARTMENT. Utilities included. Laundry facilities, secure building. For more information call Terri 304-282-1535. FREE ONE MONTH RENT 225-227 JONES AVE. APT #1: Excellent condition. 2/BR, 1/BA. $600/mo for/2. $485/mo for/1 plus utilities. APT #4: 1/BR. Kitchen, livingroom. Covered porch, private entrance. $385/mo. APT #6: 3-4/BR. 1/BA. Deck. $375/mo for/3. $325/mo for/four. Off-street parking with security lighting. NO PETS. 304-685-3457.

No Application Fees Unfurnished Apartments Starting @

$320 per person Best Locations

Top of Falling Run Road

GEORGETOWN APTS 304-599-2031 3/BR 1/BA apartment available May 15th. Full size W/D, walk to PRT and Ruby Memorial.

Three- 1 Bed Apt. - South Park One- 3 Bed House - South Park One- 4 Bed Apt. - Off Willey St. One- 2 Bed Apt. - South Park Parking Pets Considered


Next To Football Stadium Next To Football Stadium


GREEN PROPERTIES- Cobun Avenue, South Park. 1/BR apts and efficiencies. $350-450/mo + utilities. Lease and deposit. 304-216-3402.

LARGE 1/BR. DECK. KITCHEN APPLIANCES furnished. Call 304-685-6565. Lease&deposit.

MON. RIVER CONDOS. NEW 4/BR, 4/BA. WD. Pool. University Commons. $300/mo+ utilities per-bedroom. One condo available May/2010. One available Aug/2010. 814-404-2333. MULTIPLE 1&2 BEDROOM APTS. PETS considered. $375-$575. Lease deposit. Leave message if no answer. Walk to campus. 304-685-5477. NEW APARTMENT FOR RENT: 2/BR, 2 full baths. Between campuses. 1 block off University Ave. 304-282-2300 NICE 2/BR. SOUTH WALNUT ST. WALK to PRT/camus WD. CA/C. Heat/gas/parking garbage included. $670/mo. NO PETS. Available 6/1/10. 291-6533. 304-288-2740. NOW RENTING TOP OF FALLING RUN ROAD Morgan Point 1+2/BR $590-$790+ utilities. Semester lease. WD. DW. Parking. NO PETS. Call: 304-290-4834.


Mountain Line Bus Service Every 10 Minutes and Minutes From PRT

599-4407 ABSOLUTELY NO PETS WWW.PRETERENTAL.COM QUIET 2-3/BR, 15 MIN. WALK TO DOWNTOWN, D/W, W/D, Parking. $750/mo plus utilities. 304-288-4481. TERRACE HEIGHTS APARTMENTS 1&2BR Apartments available May 16, June 1 & July 1. Please call 304-292-8888. No Pets permitted. TWO 2/BRs. AVAILABLE 5/15/10. WD. DW. Big porch. NO PETS. $350/mo each plus water/electric. Westover. Lease/dep. 304-290-9321.

AVAILABLE MAY, 3/BR HOUSES, downtown on Stewart Street. WD, DW, off-street parking. Pets considered. 304-296-8943. COLLEGE AVE. 2/BR, 1/BA, Off-street parking, W/D hookup, full basement, porch. No pets. $600/mo plus utilities. 724-324-9195

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LARGE 2/BR. KITCHEN APPLIANCES furnished. Downtown. Call 304-685-6565. Deposit & Lease.

LARGE, UNFURNISHED 3/BR DUPLEX apartment. Available Now. Close to campus/hospitals. Deck, appliances, WD hook-up, off-street parking. No pets. $750/mo+utilities. 304-594-2225

3 Bedroom Houses Newly Remodeled C/AC, W/D, Off Street Parking Evansdale & Downtown $1200.-$1350. Available May 2010 No Pets Lease & Deposit

AVAILABLE JULY 1. 929 UNION AVE. Duplex, 2/BR, large rec room, living room and full-kitchen. Off-street-parking. $900+utils. 304-319-1673 or 304-594-1673

Next To Football Stadium

LARGE 1/BR. WESTOVER. WD available. NO PETS. $450/mo+ utilities. Available 5/15. Off-street parking. 304-296-7379. Cell: 412-287-5418.

LARGE 3/BR. LUXURY APT. W/D, D/W, 1&1/2 bath. Near law school. $1125/mo. plus utilities. 304-288-4481.

Abbitt Apartments

AVAILABLE 5/15. 925 UNION AVE. 2/BR duplex, garage, off-street parking, spacious living room & kitchen. $850+ utils. 304-319-1673 or 304-594-1673

Next To Football Stadium

Office Open Monday-Saturday 2 miles to Hospital and Schools

JUST RELISTED- 4/BR, 2/BA WILLEY STREET, W/D, large rooms. Utilities included in lease. 3 minutes to campus. 304-292-5714.

$975/mo+ UTILITIES. BEAUTIFUL house, Available 6/1/2010. Westover. 3BR, 1-1/2BA. C/AC. 1500Sq.ft. W/Dhookups. 1/2mile to Campus/PRT. NO PETS 12/molease/dep. 304-291-5683.


: Brand New 3 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath Townhomes : Granite Countertops : Stainless Steel Appliances : Central Air Conditioning : Garage : Club House, Exercise Room, Pool

JONES AVE. 1/BR, W/D, PARKING. $375/mo + electric. 304-319-1498.

4BR LOUISE AVE. W/D. PARKING. Available 6/1/10. Quiet, residential area. Close to town. 10-11-12/mo-Lease &Deposit. NO PETS. $300/per person. 304-291-8423

DOWNTOWN 1,2,3, Bedrooms Appliances, D/W, W/D, Call Matt for Appointment


Scott Properties LLC Downtown (Per Person) 1 Bd High Street 2 Bd Spruce 2 Bd High Street 2 Bd High Street 3 Bd High Street

625 + Elec. 350 + Elec. 400-700 + Elec

550 + Elec. 395+ Util.

Evansdale (Per Person) 1 Bd Van Voorhis 2 Bd Bakers Lnd 3 Bd Bakers Lnd 4 Bd Bakers Lnd

500 + Elec. 425 + Util. 395 + Util. 375 + Util.

304-599-5011 THE “NEW” MOUNTAINEER COURT 2&3/BRs. Newly remodeled. May-Maylease. 2/Blocks to Mountainlair/PRT. The best location in town. Garage parking available. 304-598-2285.

Classifieds Phone 304-2293-44141 Monday - Friday 8:15 am - 4:45 pm Fax 304-22936857 24/7

FURNISHED HOUSES 520 GRANT AVE, 3BR, 1 1/2BATH Efficient heat/AC. DW, W/D. $930+utilities. Available May 20th. Rent due 6/15/10. 11month lease. 304-276-1950.

FREE ONE MONTH RENT 617 NORTH ST. EXCELLENT CONDITION. Big 4/BR 2/Full BA, W/D,Deck, Covered Porch. Off-street Parking for 5 and single car garage. $1300/mo., $325/each plus utilities, Can be semi-furnished. NO PETS. 304-685-3457.

3or4/BR HOUSE. 2/FULL BATHS. WD. Recently refurbished. Parking. Large yard, deck, porch. Minutes from ‘Lair. $1200/mo. All utilities included. 304-288-3308.

NEW TOWNHOMES- LEASE STARTING May or August. Garage/Laundry/All Appliances included. $400/person/month, including utilities. 304-639-6193 or 3 0 4 - 4 9 4 - 2 4 0 0

AVAILABLE 3/BR UTILITIES INCLUDED. Walking Distance to downtown campus. 304-291-2548.


AVAILABLE 6/1/10. 4/BR, 2/BA. 1/MILE from hospital. $350/mo per bedroom plus utilities. Lease and deposit. NO PETS. 304-594-1501 AVAILABLE 6/1/10. 4/BR, 2/BA. 1/MILE from hospital. $350/mo per bedroom plus utilities. Lease and deposit. NO PETS. 304-594-1501

UNFURNISHED HOUSES 2 PERSON HOUSE. WHARF AREA. Very large. W/D, carpeted, extra room, big porch. 5 minute walk. $350/person incl. gas. 304-923-2941. 3 PERSON 4/BR. WHARF AREA. Office, boot room, porch, off-street parking. 5/min walk to town. Carpeted, new kitchen, W/D. $350/person incl. gas. 304-216-1184. 5 or 6/BR HOUSE. SNIDER STREET. Utilites paid. 2/BA. Two kitchens. Off-street parking. $400/mo each. 304-292-9600. 10,11,12, MONTH LEASE AREA. 5 MINUTES TO CLASS. 3 person, extra large 4/BR homes. Carpeted, excellent condition. $365/each includes gas. Also 2/BR and single available. 304-284-9280. 2/BR PLUS DEN, 1½-BA. $900/MO plus utilities. Parking, W/D. Walk to campus. Lease and deposit. 304-826-0910. 2/BR, 2/BA. TOWNHOUSE. W/D, GARAGE. Close to hospitals. No Pets. Lease/dep. $900/mo. plus utilities. 304-216-2000. 3/BR HOUSE. CLOSE TO TOWN. 1½ -BA. $900/mo plus utilities. Deposit required. NO PETS. 304-296-3410, 304-290-1332. Available May 1st. 3/BR HOUSE. WD. 2/BATHS. PETS allowed. 524 McLane Ave. 304-322-0046. 3/BR, 1½/BA FOR RENT New appliances. Central air. Large yard. Pets allowed with deposit. $900/mo Call Ryan 304-290-9802 3/BR, 2/BA AVAILABLE 5/15 Walk to downtown campus. WD. Off-street parking. 135 Lorentz Avenue. $1200/mo +utilities. Call 304-692-5845 3/BR. GARAGE, OFF-STREET PARKING. Really nice. 740 Union Ave. $500/mo each plus utilities. Lease/dep. Walking distance campus. Some furniture. 304-282-7871 4/5BR 438 GRANT AVENUE. 2/BA, W/D. Free parking, utilities included. $425/person. 304-903-4646. VERY NICE SPACIOUS 3-4/BR HOUSE. Walk to campus. NO PETS. W/D. $1000/mo. + Utilities. 304-290-5498.

49 FALLING RUN ROAD. ROOMMATE needed in a 2/BR apartment. Close walk to campus. Roommate can be Male or Female. 304-296-2787. FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED. Available 7/1/09. 3/BR. 2½-BA. Townhouse like new. $335/mo+ utilities. Close to stadium. WD. DW. AC. Parking. 304-599-2822. FEMALE ROOMMATE TO SHARE 2BR/ 1BA Mason St. Apt. Within walking distance to downtown campus. $325/mo. +utilities. Contact Rori: (484)707-2021. MUST SEE! MALE OR FEMALE Roommate for brand-new apt. Close to downtown. Next to Arnold Hall. WD, DW, AC, parking. NO PETS. $455/mo. includes utilities. Lease/dep. 304-296-8491. 304-288-1572.



ROOMMATE NEEDED. AVAILABLE 5/1/10. Unfurnished bedroom, nice townhouse. W/D, C/AC. Off-street parking, Internet included. NO PETS. $475/mo+ deposit. 304-749-7189 304-257-8691

MOTHER’S HELPER NEEDED: Flexible hours. Organizational/cleaning skills needed. Also need own transportation for errands. Call: 304-599-6425. Fax resume: 304-599-6929 (9am-9pm)

WANTED TO SUBLET SUBLET NEEDED FOR SUMMER LEASE May 19-August 20. $465/month, utilities included. Call Morgan 301-466-3251.

MISC. FOR SALE P90X EXTREME HOME FITNESS. Brand new, never used. Complete box set. 13DVDs, 2Books and calendar. Only $75. Call 304-282-7123.

AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE 1998 FORD CONTOUR GL/LX SEDAN. 4D, 89Kmi, White. New lights/tires. Looks good, needs transmission work. $1000 OBO. 304-296-2390. 1999 DODGE CARAVAN MINIVAN, $2,495. Runs great. Well-maintained. Single owner. 98,000 miles. Reliable transportation, lots of space. 304-292-0899. CASH PAID!! WE BUY CARS and trucks. Any make! Any model! Any condition! 282-2560

HELP WANTED !!BARTENDERS WANTED. $300 A DAY potential. No experience necessary. Training provided. Age: 18 plus. 800-965-6520 Ext. 285 AMERICAN DRYCLEANERS: PARTTime Summer/Fall Front Counter help needed. Saturdays(8-1) and few weekday shifts if desired. Please apply in person @ 470 Christy St. (behind Starbucks). GENERAL BIOLOGY LAB GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS

Teaching Assistants Needed: Must be a full time Graduate Student enrolled at WVU. Must have strong Biology background, and good communication skills. Ability to explain Science concepts with creative examples and/or prior teaching experience is a plus. Applicants must submit a resume, transcript, and three letters of recommendation to The Biology Department Room 3140 in the Life Sciences Building. International students must also submit speak test results. Applications must be submitted no later than April 30, 2010. Questions should be directed to Main Biology Department. 304-293-5201 BUCKET HEAD PUB - BARTENDERS WANTED. Will train. 10-minutes from downtown Morgantown. Small local bar. Granville. 304-365-4565 after/6:00pm. All shifts available. COLLEGE PRO PAINTERS IS NOW HIRING. Full time summer job. Working outdoors. Earn $3K-5K. 1.800.32PAINT. MARIO’S FISHBOWL NOW HIRING cooks and servers for year-round and summer only. Apply within at 704 Richwood Ave.

PRN SOLUTIONS, INC IS HIRING FOR part time and per diem positions for LPNs. 1 year experience is required. Please send resumes to: P.O. Box 633 Jane Lew, WV 26378, email or call (304)884-6750 for information.

The Daily Athenaeum is now accepting applications in the:

Production Department Experience Preferred Adobe InDesign, Photoshop & Flash Apply at 284 Prospect Street Bring Class Schedule EOE

Computer Graphic Artist & Production Foreman The Daily Athenaeum is now accepting applications in the Production “Department for Computer Graphic Artist & Production Foremen. Experience Preferred Adobe InDesign, Photoshop & Flash Apply at 284 Prospect Street Bring Class Schedule EOE PROTEA BIOSCIENCES IS CURRENTLY HIRING two PT positions: Graphic Design and Inside Sales. Please submit a letter of interest via STUDENT ASSISTANT NEEDED for part-time/full-time work days & summer. Some weekends. Excellent organizational skills required. Must have completed 6/HRS of accounting and have Excel skills. Also Computer Engineering/Science majors considered. Fax resume: 304-293-6942 or E m a i l : SUSTAINABLE FARM SEEKING INTERN for summer work. For more info call Evan at 304-685-4807. WANTED 2-3 PERSON ACOUSTICAL or small non-acoustical blue grass, country or rock-in-roll band. Needed May 1st for outside show plus additionals. 304-983-2529.

WANTED: GYMNASTIC COACHES Experience needed. Call WV Gymnastic Training Center at 304-292-5559.



CONTACT US 304-293-5092 ext. 3 | DAA&


Multiple issues plague SpringFest concert BY MACKENZIE MAYS ASSOCIATE A&E EDITOR

A series of last-minute complications disrupted the SpringFEST concert held at Mylan Park Saturday. TheRubberU hosted the multigenre music festival, featuring several local acts and headliners Shwayze and Big Boi. According to Vic Lombard, owner of theRubberU, a series of complications led to major delays and issues. “Everything that could have went wrong, went wrong,” Lombard said. “People don’t know what we went through; we tried to do something so good by bringing in these big names, and we still wanted to give the people a show, the bands had already traveled here, and the show must go on.” Such problems included com-

plications with beer and food vendors, Alcohol Beverage Control and an alternate facility selected in case of inclement weather, caused major delays. Those problems eventually led to the event’s generator stopping in the middle of Big Boi’s performance. On Friday, the day before the event, the beer vendor who Lombord said had agreed to comply with the festival’s “Bring Your Own Beer” policy three months earlier, refused to do so due to a fear of lack of business. The alternate indoor facility, which theRubberU had scheduled in case of bad weather, refused to allow re-entrance, which would have prohibited the 800 people who paid to bring their camping equipment. At 11 a.m., the time the event was scheduled to begin, the ABC forced Mylan Park to close its


Local band The Gentlemen performs at SpringFest Saturday at Mylan Park. gates and threatened to call the state sheriff in order to enforce a stricter drinking policy to monitor underage consumption. Lombard said “intimidation tactics” used by the ABC caused pandemonium amongst his staff, only causing the event to be de-

layed even further and a line of customers waiting to purchase tickets turn around and leave. The state sheriff permitted the event’s revamp of its alcohol policy, which consisted of carding drinkers, appropriating wristbands and prohibiting alcohol in

the area around the stage. In addition to these setbacks, five food vendors failed to file for a mobile health permit with the Health Department, and the attractions, which the fliers had promised, canceled due to the liabilities of the inclement weather. These complications led to a one and a half hour delay, which caused the generator to run out of fuel early during the headliner Big Boi’s performance. His set was cut short and singer Jes was left out of the set. Local band Fletcher’s Grove was also rescheduled and their time shortened due to these delays. Lombard felt the biggest failure was not giving the fans what they had been promised and having a mediocre crowd for the performers. “Because of the last-minute changes due to the alcohol policy, the majority of the people who

came refused to enter the stage area where they couldn’t continue their drinking,” Lombard said. “This caused a Grammywinner like Big Boi to perform to an audience of 300 people. It was humiliating. If it wasn’t for these complications, the acts would’ve had a crowd of 2,400,” he said, referring to the amount of tickets sold for the event. According to Lombard, theRubberU barely broke even in its efforts and lost $15,000. However, it contributed the $1,500 to the Upper Big Branch Family Fund it had promised. DJ Yemi, host of the event and DJ at Karma nightclub, said the turnout was successful despite the no alcohol policy on the green. “Overall, it’s been a great crowd even though it’s mostly been a parking lot party,” Yemi



Tom Coyne, a Pittsburgh resident, poses like the Doctor, a character from TV show ‘Doctor Who.’

Comic fans swarm to Pittsburgh convention BY JAMES CARBONE


Fans dressed as their favorite comic book heroes assembled in Pittsburgh this weekend for an annual comic book convention. Pittsburgh Comicon features artists, both professional and otherwise, who show and sell their work for a modest price. Merchants also come to promote their wares, selling T-shirts from popular TV shows such as “The Big Bang Theory” or “Torch-

wood,” or action figures of iconic superheroes. Even game fans can buy used Sega games or Magic cards to fuel their personal hobbies. Pittsburgh Comicon is one of two comic book conventions held in Pittsburgh, the other being Steel City Con, but, even with convention competition, plenty of fans come out to have a good time. There are special events, such as belly dancing lessons and a

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The April 26, 2010 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper.

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