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SGA pushes for budget increase President Lewallen proposing increase of $1.37 million for the 2011-2012 year BY TRAVIS CRUM CITY EDITOR
West Virginia University Student Government Association President Chris Lewallen announced a plan Wednesday to give the organization more power by increasing the annual budget.
power it has lacked in the past, During executive reports, he said. Lewallen said he plans to write “As of right now, we have no a referendum increasing SGA’s “As of right now we have budget to $1.4 million. control over absolutely nothno control over absolutely Currently, SGA’s budget is ing,” Lewallen said. nothing. With this, the $70,000, which is not enough “With this, the administrato fund all the projects and tion or students could come to administration or students student government and tell us events it wants to accomplish, could come to student he said. what they want, and we could government and tell us what The proposal would require fund it.” Lewallen said increasing the students to pay a $2 fee for evthey want, and we could budget would put WVU on the ery credit hour taken, which fund it.” would go toward a “capital insame level as their peer instivestment trust fund.” tutions who allow its student Chris Lewallen For example, if a student governments to make their own SGA president were to take 15 credit hours, purchasing decisions. they would pay $30 toward the For example, the University of SGA fund, Lewallen said. Central Florida’s Student GovThe fund would be under such as more adequate playing ernment built their own dentist SGA’s control and be used to- fields or a wellness facility. The office that offers low-cost serward things students desire, new budget would give SGA the vices for students, he said.
“The actual student government would hire a dentist to man this thing,” he said. “Students can get crowns for $200 and fillings for $40, which is unheard of prices in dentistry.” SGA Chief of Staff Daniel Brummage said he is in favor of the increase because it would give the organization more leverage in University decisionmaking. “For five years students have been coming to SGA asking for more field space, and we haven’t been able to do it because the University wasn’t willing to give up the funds,” Brummage said. “With this, the money we would have raised in those five
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A sign marks the beginning of the work being done to repair potholes on Falling Run Road. Eﬀorts to better the condition of Morgantown’s roads are being made in multiple areas around town.
Dashed lines and arrows in the turning lane are freshly painted after Patteson Drive was repaved last month.
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President Barack Obama ordered federal aid to supplement West Virginia state and local recovery efforts April 23 for excessive damage to roadways caused by winter. The WV Office of Emergency Services requested federal funding from the emergency declaration for area repairs, said Brent Walker, West Virginia Department of Highways spokesman.
FOR MORE INFORMATION If you would like to report a pothole in the Morgantown area, not on a WVDOH maintained road, visit www.morgantown.com/ street_dept.htm. Monongalia County used approximately $1.3 million of the State’s snow removal budget. Road repair in Morgantown will continue throughout the summer, Walker said. “We’re distributing any money we received from the emergency declaration among the districts,” he said. “Areas that have been hit the hardest by the severe weather should receive those funds. We’ll disperse them proportionally” West Virginia’s budget for snow removal and ice control
for the 2009-10 winter was more than $54 million, Walker said. The State spent $67.4 million, approximately $13 million over budget, Walker said. “We hope that we’ll be able to recover some the expenses in every county,” he said. The majority of roads in Morgantown are maintained by the West Virginia Department of Highways. Most secondary roads, such as Beechurst Avenue, Patteson Drive, Willey Street and parts of High Street, are the responsibility of the Morgantown Public Works Department, according to the Department website. Major roads on campus are the responsibility of West Virginia University’s facilities management, including the main stretch of Evansdale, the
Health Sciences Center and the Coliseum. Approximately $2,500 has been spent on campus road repairs since winter, said Byron Smith, assistant director of Grounds and Labor at WVU. “There are a couple of small potholes around campus,” Smith said. “We try to take care of them as soon as they show up.” W.Va. Senator Robert C. Byrd welcomed the disaster declaration in a press release. “The damage is of such severity and magnitude that effective response is beyond the capabilities of the state and the resources of local governments, and that supplementary Federal assistance is required,” Byrd said.
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To join or for more information, contact the The West Virginia University 2010-11 WVU Red Cross Club President, Red Cross Club assembles cam- Sam Starlin, at firstname.lastname@example.org or pus volunteers to encourage stu- 740-310-3395. dents to donate at local blood drives. The group, however, is hoping to gain more members for the next academic year, because out of the 15 total members, 10 will graduate in May, said Maggie Hickey, Red Cross Club president and senior exercise physiology major. “For such a small club, we do make a huge impact, not only on campus but in the community as well,” Hickey said. The club coordinates two blood drives a year and volunteers at other blood drives around cam-
pus, she said. The club hosted a blood drive Wednesday at the Student Recreation Center where approximately 60 people donated, she said. “It is very important to have blood drives, because one pint of blood can save three lives,” Hickey said. Ashley Daniel, Red Cross Club community service chair and senior exercise physiology major, said she got involved because it “hits home.” “My father works in the coal
mines, and a kid my age who was working with him got injured and needed 13 pints of blood,” Daniel said. “It made me realize that if I would have donated earlier, I could have helped him.” In addition to blood drives, the club volunteers at the WVU Children’s Hospital and Friendship Manor, a retirement home in Morgantown and participates in the Relay for Life. The biggest event the club hosts is an annual bone marrow donor drive. The drive was started last year by Hickey after learning on the news that a girl in the Pittsburgh area needed a match. The club contacted the girl’s mother and asked how they could get involved, Hickey said.
Hickey set up a bone marrow drive so people could register on a donor list simply by getting the inside of their mouth swabbed with a cotton swab. The club is open to anyone who wants to volunteer and gain community service. “This is the perfect club for students whose majors require a certain amount of community service hours to graduate,” Hickey said. The Red Cross Club meets twice per month and no fees are required. “This club is more than just giving back to the community. You also meet a lot of great and interesting people,” Daniel said. email@example.com
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he said. “It’s important for people to know about this because Mon(ongalia) County is relatively one of the largest urbanized developed areas of the state,” Hendryx said. “There are mining activities ... and that could be a contributing factor as well.” Hitt said the study cannot draw inferences for individual streams such as Deckers Creek but can show overall water quality within the counties. “Our work opens the door to further studies,” Hitt said. “It is the first study to evaluate the fundamental links between environmental quality and cancer.” Hitt believes the streams may not be the specific reason for the cancer, but the study did show the relation between areas with poor water quality and higher cancer rates. There are indirect effects and direct effects from the water, he said. “Direct (effects) being drinking the water that is
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Invisible Children event raises genocide, abduction awareness BY SARAH O’ROURKE
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A study published in April’s edition of The EcoHealth Journal found a relationship between stream water quality and cancer rates in coal mining areas. Conducted by researchers from West Virginia University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the study took water samples from each West Virginian county and rate on a sca’e of one to 100, one being the worst and 100 the best. Michael Hendryx, research director for the WVU Institute for Health Policy Research, and Nathaniel Hitt, a stream ecologist at Virginia Tech, conducted the study, which showed individuals living in urban development or coal mining areas have higher cancer rates. Monongalia County received a score of 53. The average score was 66, Hendryx said. The study used public data on counties’ cancer deaths and stream quality based on the bugs living in the streams,
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years would have more than doubled what it’s supposed to cost.” Lewallen said he hopes to write the referendum for a student vote during the fall homecoming elections. If students pass the increase, it would have to be approved by the University Board of Governors before going into effect the following spring semester. In other business, the BOG approved a resolution to add an oral speaking component to course curriculum at the discretion of the deans of each college.
Hundreds of West Virginia University students gathered Wednesday night in Eiesland Hall to see an Invisible Children presentation and to hear its mission to end the longest running war in Africa. The Invisible Children “Roadies,” a group of young adults, came to WVU to raise awareness about the child abductions by Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army in East Africa. The Sudent Advocates for Invisible Children and Daniel Brewster, a sociology and anthropology professor, invited the Roadies to come speak about the conflict and events occurring in Africa. “It is imperative to get Americans involved,” Brewster said. “We have to realize that there is basically a genocide going on in this part of the world, and we pretty much are uneducated about it.”
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“We have to realize that there is basically a genocide going on in this part of the world, and we pretty much are uneducated about it.” Daniel Brewster
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During the presentation, the Roadies showed two films. The first, “Together We Are Free,” is a documentary about a world-wide event titled “The Rescue,” in which participants reenacted abductions by the LRA. The participants waited to be rescued by politicians or celebrities endorsing their cause. Natalie Warne, a Roadies member and main character in the documentary, said they have a two-fold mission.
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Health fair to oﬀer free testing, vaccines in ‘Lair BY BRITTANY COLE STAFF WRITER
The Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity will hold its first-ever Health Screening and Informational Fair today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Mountainlair. The Monongalia County Health Department will be available to offer free, confidential oral HIV tests, H1N1 vaccines, free Hepatitis A and B vaccines, and free condoms to all who attend. “This is the first time we have held this event,” said Stephone Harris, president of Kappa Alpha Psi and senior biology major. “This is something that we wanted to do because we feel that there is always a time for people to be tested.” The fair, in honor of Na-
STUDY Continued from PAGE 1 contaminated or eating the fish in contaminated water,” Hitt said. “Indirect (effects) are more complicated; the environment quality of a region is poor, and
CHILDREN Continued from PAGE 1 “One, we are trying to raise awareness in the states about what is going on in parts of Africa, and two, we are trying to help restore the problems in places like Uganda,” she said. Since the Invisible Children organization started, the LRA is completely out of Northern Uganda but has continued to spread to surrounding countries, Warne said. “We want people to see you don’t have to be a celebrity or a politician to make a difference about what is going on, and it won’t end until we do some-
tional STD Awareness Month and Kappa Alpha Psi Week ,will be an educational evening for West Virginia University students and the Morgantown community, Harris said. A lot of college students don’t have health insurance, so providing the services for free allows everyone to benefit, Harris said. Community members are welcome as well. “We decided to do this event because we wanted to give back to the Morgantown community, especially those who may not be able to afford to pay to get these tests,” Harris said. Jacqueline Dooley, program coordinator for Student Organization Services, said nurses from the Monongalia Health Department will provide in-
formation and administer the tests and vaccines. “Individuals may choose to attend the informational sessions concerning vaccinations that are required for both men and women, family planning and sexually transmitted diseases,” Dooley said. “Nurses will also provide referrals and one-on-one discussions.” Harris said even if people don’t want to get tested, they can still come and ask any health-related questions, take pamphlets and get free condoms. Dooley said the fair will be helpful to anyone. “This is an excellent opportunity to gain much-needed awareness,” Dooley said.
people are suffering from higher cancer rates, but it is not due to content of the water.” Hendryx said it is important for WVU students and the community members of Morgantown to be aware of the way they treat the environment because it can eventually affect them in the long run.
“Students should try to work to prevent it so in the future, the water quality is better,” he said. “We should educate people about not fishing and using the water in coal mining areas and possibly finding other ways to generate energy.”
thing,” she said. Since “The Rescue” was released, Warne said a bill, The LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, was written by Congress. “The bill is asking the Obama administration to come up with a plan to apprehend Joseph Kony and the top LRA leaders and also to support the recovery of these countries,” Warne said The second film gave an update about the current conditions in Africa and encouraged people to continue to get involved with the movement. Chris Waugh, president of the Student Advocates for Invisible Children at WVU, said the events in Africa are human rights ques-
tions facing the world. “When a child is abducted in the states, we react,” Waugh said. “We know there’s a lot of people who care here at WVU, and that is why we want to get the word out.” Warne said anyone can donate to the Invisible Children organization. The TRI Members program allows people to donate only $12 a month to help support the tour costs, the films and the lobbying efforts of Inivisible Children, she said. “Passion is contagious,” Warne said. “Once one person starts to get involved, other people will too.”
Mon County to test warning siren Friday A special test of the “Exit 10 Warning Siren” will be conducted Friday as the Monongalia County Oﬃce of Emergency Management and Staley Communications prepares and upgrade to the system. The siren may be tested multiple times be-
tween the hours of 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Oﬃcials ask Morgantown residents not to call 911 to report the siren during the test, said Michael Wolfe, deputy director of the Monongalia County Ofﬁce of Emergency Management. — tcc
More investors suing over West Virginia mine disaster CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Institutional investors are continuing to target Massey Energy’s board of directors over an explosion that killed 29 coal miners earlier this month. The New Jersey Building Laborers Pension Fund blames Chairman Don Blankenship and other board members for the April 5 explosion at West Virginia’s Upper Big Branch Mine. It sued them late last week in Delaware’s Chancery Court. Two other shareholders filed similar lawsuits last week in Wyoming County Circuit Court: the
International Union of Operating Engineers Pension Fund of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware, and the Louisiana Municipal Police Employees’ Retirement System. The Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust was the first institutional investor to sue, April 15 in Kanawha Circuit Court. It also alleges these officials have violated the 2008 settlement of an earlier lawsuit filed over their management. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli urged fellow shareholders on Tuesday to with-
hold their votes for directors Baxter Phillips, Richard Gabrys and Dan Moore when they’re up for reelection at Massey’s annual board meeting next month. DiNapoli oversees the New York State Common Retirement Fund, an investor, and earlier called for Blankenship to resign. Board member Bobby Inman rejected shareholder allegations and criticisms during a Monday press conference held by Massey officials. Inman said these investors together hold around 2 percent of the company’s 95 million or so outstanding shares.
N.Y. wants man who spread HIV locked up indefinitely BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A sex offender who infected at least 13 women with the AIDS virus should be locked up indefinitely under a civil law meant to keep the most dangerous offenders out of communities even after they complete prison sentences, the state said Wednesday. The attorney general’s office described 33-year-old Nushawn Williams in court papers as a mentally disturbed, sex-obsessed drug user who was unruly and sometimes violent during his 12 years in prison and would likely infect more women if set free. He pleaded guilty in 1998 to charges of statutory rape and reckless endangerment after his behavior set off a panic in the small western New York town of Jamestown, where the dreadlocked convict was known as “Face” to the young, sometimes drug-addicted women and girls he charmed for sex. Williams said nothing Wednesday during the first court appearance in the state’s efforts to have him confined. Under a 3-year-old statute, the state can lock up a sex offender indefinitely if it proves the person has a mental abnormality and is likely to offend again. Williams, whose criminal sentence ended April 13, would be held at
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a medium-security psychiatric facility, with his case reviewed yearly. “I’m just waiting for him to come home. I feel like he did his time,” his mother, Denise Williams, said after watching Wednesday’s hearing in state Supreme Court. “Ain’t nothing wrong with him.” In 1997, before Williams was charged, health and police authorities took the unusual step of making his HIV status public to try to stop further spread of the virus by Williams’ partners – the youngest of whom was 13 – to others. As lines for HIV testing stretched out the door of clinics in Jamestown, Williams said he did not recall being told he had the virus while in jail in 1996. He told a reporter in 1999 that he’d had sex with 200 to 300 partners before his arrest. A psychologist’s report filed as part of the civil confinement efforts describes Williams as a high school dropout who has never been formally employed, is preoccupied with sex and cares so little about others that he threw his urine on another inmate, one of 21 disciplinary offenses for which he was cited in prison. He told the psychologist he did not intend to spread HIV to his partners.
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“I was not trying to give them the highly infectious disease. I was selling drugs and moving too fast,” Williams told Dr. Jacob Hadden of the state Office of Mental Health during a March interview at Wende Correctional Facility. “If I used protection, I wouldn’t have it, either.” He said he would “stay in church” to ensure he doesn’t offend again and planned to write three books about his life when freed. While prison records list him as Jewish, he said that was a ploy to get different food. He said he claimed to be Rastafarian when he first arrived in prison so he wouldn’t have to cut his hair. If released, Williams, who also goes by the name Shyteek Johnson, could offend again without the community knowing, Hadden said. Williams takes medication and has no symptoms, the report said. “Mr. Johnson was having sexual intercourse several times per day and with many different partners. He targeted vulnerable individuals who were underage and/or drug addicted and used charm and coercion to secure sexual contact,” Hadden wrote after the three-hour interview. Two of the women who contracted HIV later had children born with the virus. The Daily Athenaeum USPS 141-980, is published daily fall and spring school terms on Monday thru Friday mornings and weekly on Wednesday during the summer terms, except school holidays and scheduled examination periods by the West Virginia University Committee for Student Publications at 284 Prospect St., Morgantown, WV, 26506 Second class postage is paid at Morgantown, WV 26506. Annual subscription price is $20.00 per semester out-of-state. Students are charged an annual fee of $20.00 for The Daily Athenaeum. Postmaster: Please send address changes, from 3579, to The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University, PO Box 6427, Morgantown, WV 26506-6427. Alan R. Waters is general manager. Editors are responsible for all news policies. Opinions expressed herein are not purported to be those of the student body, faculty, University or its Higher Education Governing Board. Views expressed in columns, cartoons and letters to the editor do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Athenaeum. Business office telephone is 304/ 293-4141 Editorial office telephone is 304/ 293-5092.
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Asian restaurant to oﬀer exotic cuisine Eastern Walk opens today in space left by Asian Garden BY DAVID RYAN A&E EDITOR
A new restaurant opening today will try to fill the void of multi-Asian cuisine left by the departure of an area favorite. Eastern Walk, an Asian speciality restaurant, is opening in the space left by the recentlyclosed Asian Garden. The previous restaurant closed its doors in March. The building has undergone some changes since it closed, said Liam Lee, interim manager at the restaurant. The dining room seating has been reduced from 60 seats to
48 seats to feel “less crowded” than its predecessor, Lee said. “It was very crowded when many people were eating at the same time,” Lee said. “Now you can have a more relaxed meal.” Along with the smaller dining room, the restaurant has undergone some upgrades in the kitchen. “Asian Garden was more a home-style restaurant, with two ovens,” Lee said. “Now the new restaurant has all new equipment, five ovens, two deep fryers.” Three new ovens will allow the restaurant to offer more items such as Peking duck, crispy duck and barbeque meals. Like Asian Garden before it, Walk will offer a variety of Asian dishes. Walk features “a lot of Chinese food,” as well as Taiwanese, Thai and Japanese options.
New dishes include chicken and beef sticks and Korean hot pot. “We have very exotic food,” Lee said. “We cover a lot of areas from Asia.” A new addition to the restaurant will also accept delivery orders. Lee said there will be no delivery within 5 miles of the restaurant’s location in Star City. Eastern Walk will deliver to addresses further than the 5 mile radius. The restaurant is also offering a special deal through June 30. Diners who spend more than $30 can receive $5 off their total, and those who spend $50 can receive $10 off their total. Eastern Walk can be found at 3109 University Avenue, the same location as Asian Garden. JON HUDAK firstname.lastname@example.org
WVU graduate details life hitchhiking through Europe Author to hold book signing Friday at Barnes & Noble BY DAVID RYAN A&E EDITOR
Jesse Antoine knew he wanted to hitchhike across Europe since he was 15 years old. The West Virginia University alum realized his goal after graduating: spending four months crossing the continent from England to Russia. Antoine describes his multinational experiences in his book “One Story For All Man.” Antoine will be signing copies of his book Friday at Barnes & Noble at the University Town Centre from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. “I started from London, the British Isles, and went a horseshoe across Europe through the North and also through Russia and the South,” Antoine said. According to a sample chapter on his website, the author spent many miles clutching a cardboard sign saying “North.” Though he spent much of the time trying to hitch a ride, he did take advantage of some unsupervised transportation. “I definitely snuck on a couple of trains,” he said. “Which is why I’m not allowed in Germany.” “One Story For All Man” explores the author’s travels in 26
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countries in 20 chapters. Antoine said he frequently found himself in situations to write about them, despite how grueling the experience may have been at times. “When you’re hitchhiking with no money and sleeping in a tent for four months, things definitely get hard on body and mind and spirit sometimes,” he said. At one point, Antoine found himself with a fever and was taken in by strangers for a week until it cleared. “I broke down on the side of the road in Eastern Europe, had no money and no idea where I was at. Some guy put me up in his place ’til the fever left, and I was on my way.” Antoine described similar instances in his trip in his book, appreciative of the hospitality he received in his journey. “Despite all other events that might happen from here on out, my one and only final report is of the gentle kindness of humanity everywhere,” he wrote. The book is accessible to all, he said. “I also designed for everyone to read, an academic, for everyone to read and enjoy,” he said. Like all literature, how much a reader takes from a novel is linked to how far they read into it. “On the surface, it can definitely only be an adventure story if you want it to be,” he said. “If you want it to be deeper, it’s def-
‘One Story For All Man’ Jesse Antoine West Virginia University graduate Jesse Antoine describes his experiences hitchhiking across Europe. initely there as well.” The book isn’t just a series of musing on his trek. Instead, it focuses on larger-scale musings on the world in general. “It has political, historical and modern day commentary on all kinds of subjects,” Antoine said. “As I’m walking, I’m narrating. I talk about human condition of past and present of America and Europe.” Antoine graduated in 2009 from West Virginia University, where he received a masters degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in English.
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Six of West Virginia University’s chamber ensembles will play one last concert at the Creative Arts Center this semester. Works from a wide range of composers are on the program for the performance this evening in The Bloch Learning and Performance Hall. Among those composers are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Haydn and contemporary composer Andrea Markis. Greek composer Markis wrote “Scherzo” in 1975 for a unique combination of four violins. David Price, a double major in violin performance and music education at WVU, will be playing violinist Peter Tchaikovsky’s first
string quartet. “I really like the piece,” Price said. “The second movement is truly gorgeous.” Price, whose ensemble has been coached by WVU viola professor Maggie Snyder, will be joined by Nathan Rihn, Zach Saunders and Matt Harmon for the performance. Complementing the modern music of Markis and the high Romanticism of Tchaikovsky will be a performance of one of Mozart’s six piano trios. Mozart’s third piano trio in B flat, composed in 1786, will be performed by Mario Wang, Phoebe Carnill and Leighton Roush. Price, who plans to participate in more ensembles in his next year at WVU said that playing chamber music has helped him become a
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Support the ’Eers at the Gold-Blue Game The Daily Athenaeum staff encourages everyone from the West Virginia University community to attend the Gold-Blue spring football game Friday at 7:30 p.m. After a disappointing conclusion to the 2009-2010 season, the WVU football team needs fan support heading into the fall. As always, recruits will be on hand and the team will work to correct deficiencies before heading into summer break. Tickets are currently on sale
for $5 at the Mountaineer ticket office in the Coliseum and will also be available at the gate. Students will be admitted free with a valid WVU ID. According to a previous report in the DA, the lower west side of the stadium will be open to fans. All parking areas except for select blue hospital parking lots will open at 5 p.m. The Mountaineer Fan Festival will take place in the stadium lot next to the Ronald McDonald House from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will include an
autograph session with former Mountaineer football players. Preceding the spring game will be a touch football game consisting of former WVU football stars. Interestingly, emergency operators will offer attendees the chance to volunteer in an evacuation exercise following the conclusion of Friday’s game. The team deserves the support that goes with being a top program. While the team will never (and can’t due to stadium ca-
pacity) draw spring crowds on par with the University of Alabama or the University of Nebraska, we hope this game will attract more fans than it has in recent years. In coach Bill Stewart’s first year, 18,000 attended the GoldBlue game for the second-largest crowd in spring game history. But most importantly, net proceeds for the game will go to the WVU Children’s Hospital Child Life program. The program’s mission is to help children and adolescents
understand and cope with the stress and anxiety brought on by their hospitalization, illness or handicap. What could be a more appropriate beneficiary of an intersquad football game than a program stressing the importance of play? Besides, current forecasts call for sunshine and warm temperatures, so conditions will be ideal to take in a game, support the team and help a good cause.
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Legalizing marijuana could help fix our economic woes JEREMIAH YATES GUEST COLUMNIST
California has the chance to become the first state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana this November, allowing Californians to possess up to an ounce or harvest their own garden of marijuana measuring up to 25 square feet. According to a recent poll issued by SurveyUSA, 56 percent of Californians support the legalization of marijuana. Supporters collected nearly 700,000 signatures, far surpassing the 433,971 needed to petition for the bill. The recent legislation is being spearheaded by Richard Lee, founder of Oaksterdam University in Oakland, America’s first college dedicated to cannabis trade, which opened its doors in 2007. Oaksterdam provides students with training in cannabis industry. Its faculty is mostly comprised of recognizable attorneys within the legalization movement. Proponents claim legalizing pot could save the state of California $200 million per year by reducing public safety costs and would generate a substantial amount of tax revenue from the sale of the drug. Even though the majority of Americans do not approve of marijuana use, nationwide support for legalization has increased from 27 percent in 1979 to 44 percent in 2010, courtesy of
a 2009 CBS News poll. If the numbers continue to grow at this rate, the minority will be the majority in a matter of years. This is not the first time California has created national attention due to marijuana laws. In 1996, it became the first state to allow the use of cannabis for medical use, and now 13 other states have followed. Many Americans worry that increased crime will come with the influx of legal users and that the war on drugs should continue. But previous research shows that the current war on drugs has done nothing but put more money in the pockets of illegal drug dealers. According to the book “Public Policy and the Quality of Life” by Randall G. Holcombe, professor of economics at Florida State University, efforts to hinder distribution of drugs into the United States give dealers the opportunity to reduce quality, drive prices up and increase profits. As an example, Holcombe wrote: “Assume that cocaine goes for $1 a gram and that the total market at this price is 100 grams of cocaine, meaning that the total revenue from the sale of cocaine is $100 ... Now assume that the government is successful in eliminating 10 percent of the market, reducing the total supply to 90 grams. Because the buyers are relatively insensitive to price changes, the price might now increase to $1.50 per gram. Selling 90 grams at $1.50 brings in
$135, compared to $100 for selling 100 grams at $1. Although fewer grams are being sold at higher prices, the total revenue from the sale rises, because the price increase more than compensates for the reduced volume of sales.” Dr. Jon Gettman, marijuana reform activist and public administration professor at Shepherd University, in his 2007 article “Lost Taxes and Other Costs of Marijuana Laws,” placed the illicit marijuana market in the U.S. at just under $113 billion. With 28.7 percent of Gross Domestic Product going to taxes, state and federal government lost out on $31 billion in tax revenue. People need to realize how much legalizing the mildly harmful drug (as compared to other illicit drugs) would help our economic situation. Taylor Winstead, a freshman engineering major, said “our nation could make a lot of money off the sales of (marijuana), and our government would also not spend as much money trying to crack down on it.” To a lot of people, it is about morality and what is best for youth. Yet, the over-consumption of alcohol is vastly celebrated in the United States. Companies that produce alcoholic beverages, such as Budweiser, Miller and Coors, are leading sponsors for TV programming and in magazines. These firms all promote immoral behavior equal to marijuana.
A large joint is lit at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco Tuesday, April 20. Marijuana legalization advocates lit up across the country during the annual observance of 4/20, the celebration of civil disobedience derived from “420” – shorthand for cannabis consumption. Advocates for legalization in California attained enough signatures to place decriminalization of marijuana on November ballots. And when it comes to the youth, more “factual” education needs to be presented at an early age – “factual” because the propaganda that floods our schools and TVs about the dangers of drug use is far from reality. Kids need to know the truth. When they realize that smoking a joint won’t get you pregnant or make you jump off build-
ings, a sense of trust is lost. Issues of morality or health concerns do not compare to the money our government spends arresting and incarcerating nearly 60,000 marijuana offenders a year, according to a study published in the Federation of American Scientists “Drug Policy Analysis Bulletin.” More than a quarter of offend-
ers are incarcerated for personal possession with no drugs other than marijuana involved. Efforts will continue to legalize marijuana, even if legislation doesn’t pass in November. And with the number of supporters growing every year, it won’t be long until Lee at Oaksterdam gets to say “Mission Accomplished.”
Pros and cons of graduating create excitement for move to ‘real world’ RYAN TEGEDER COLUMNIST
staggering. Pro: Never waking up the morning after going out and having to explain everything that happened the night before to your roommate. We have all had the roommates who went a little overboard, and the first 20 times or so it is funny. It starts to get a little annoying listening to them complain about the mess from the night before, though, especially when they tried to cook Ramen noodles in the microwave without water. Con: Waking up at 7 a.m. I have known enough college students in my time to know that asking them to wake up before 10 a.m. is a tall order. I keep thinking I need to find an alarm clock without a snooze button. Pro: Finally making a reasonable amount of money.
Going from making four figures a year to five is going to seem like a gift from heaven. Hopefully the thrill of being able to really take care of myself doesn’t wear off too quickly, as this may be the biggest draw to leave college. It seemed necessary to have more pros than cons listed to remind everyone that graduating is, in fact, a good thing. Also, to continue to try to fool myself. In all seriousness, it is an exciting part of anyone’s life when it comes time to enter the “real world.” Though we may be entering the workforce during an economic downturn, it important to keep our heads up and do our best. So to all those graduating this semester, I wish you good luck. To everyone else, enjoy your times here, because it will be over sooner than you think.
With the semester quickly coming to a close at West Virginia University, most students are preparing for finals and trying to figure out how they are going to move all of the junk out of their dorm rooms and apartments. For many others, though, these are the last weeks they will ever spend walking the streets of Morgantown and the halls of this great University. I feel that I speak for many of my fellow graduates when I say that this transition is not only a frightening period but oddly a relief at the same time. Though it is easy to fall in love with the college lifestyle, four years or more of it can begin to take a real toll – mentally and physically. This can leave a graduate torn between nostalgia and gazing toward the next step in his or her life. For this graduate, at least, it led to making more than one list of the pros and cons of leaving the college lifestyle behind. Pro: Homework is a thing of the past. I know this sounds like the reasoning of a fourth grader, but when you think about it, the end of homework really is an exciting concept. At the end of the workday, a weekday night is truly yours for the first time in more than a decade. Con: Nine-hour work days. Now this is something most usually deal with in summer jobs, but there is always relief when you know it is only for three months. LEANN ARTHUR/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM The idea that this time it will be A graduate accepts his diploma during the Eberly College of Arts & Sciences commencement for the next 45 years or so is a little last May.
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Cutrone’s book stays true to her ‘no limits’ attitude, gives advice MACKENZIE MAYS ASSOCIATE A&E EDITOR
Fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone has released her first book, “If You Have to Cry Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You.” Most recently known for her strict bossing and blunt mentoring of Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad on the MTV series “The Hills” and “The City,” Cutrone shares her own personal experiences in her book and gives advice to all power-hungry young women chasing their dreams – even if they’re not striving to be in the fashion business or leaving their small hometown for New York City. Now an important name in the fashion business and the founder of successful public relations firm People’s Revolution, Cutrone details her rags-to-riches story and the many hardships she had to overcome to land her top spot in the competitive fashion industry. These hardships include fighting poverty by crashing on friends’ couches, working oddend jobs in sketchy nightclubs, battling a drug addiction and being a young single mother while at the same time trying to pursue a successful career in “the city
that never sleeps.” Though Cutrone’s self-proclaimed “no bulls---” style never lets up throughout the entire book, readers may be surprised by her compassion and spirituality. She proves her desire to help young women make their dreams come true is genuine by dishing out honest advice – sometimes too honest and maybe even a little brutal. Cutrone sets guidelines for her readers to follow in order to reach their goals, including listening to your inner voice and “finding your tribe”– a group of people who want to see you succeed who aren’t jealous-hearted “friends” who enjoy watching you fail. Other advice includes “how to fake it to make it,” which teaches readers how to appear confident in situations when they don’t think they have a clue and how to find the breakthrough in the breakdown. With obvious feminist themes, Cutrone debunks the “fairytale” lifestyle she claims many women were raised to believe in and promotes women finding fulfillment without playing the role as the picture-perfect housewife. Though Cutrone may come off as too extreme in some instances (like when she gives a detailed checklist of how to build your own religion), for the most part, her independence is something
“If You Have to Cry, Go Outside” Kelly Cutrone This book gives young women advice on how to reach their goals in the blunt style that is Kelly Cutrone.
to be respected by any young woman with aspirations. This semi-autobiographical book is a good read to boost your confidence and actually does offer some legitimate advice. Cutrone’s ability to open up about such personal experiences while at the same time adding a heavy dose of comical relief to take away the seriousness of it all makes for a unique self-help book. Grade: B+ firstname.lastname@example.org
B.o.B debuts a successful hip-hop album featuring wide variety of guest artists JORDAN PACK A&E WRITER
Hip-hop music’s newest star B.o.B has just released his debut album titled “B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray.” For his first record, B.o.B proves the alternative side of hip-hop music is where he is able to make his own stamp in today’s mainstream industry. The album’s first track, “Don’t Let Me Fall,” is one exclusively written and produced by B.o.B himself. It’s the perfect starter track, which includes a cool piano arrangement. Not only does he rap on the track, but he also sings the song’s chorus. “Nothin’ on You” features guest vocalist Bruno Mars singing the song’s hook, and it is one of the catchiest songs on the album. The song is quite the headbopper and overall is a really enjoyable track. Fellow rapper Lupe Fiasco joins in with B.o.B on the third track on the album titled “Past My Shades.” While the song is easy to remember, it doesn’t have the same crossover appeal as the other tracks on the album. The highlight of the album is “Airplanes.” Much like the majority of the album, another artist is featured on the track. Hayley Williams, lead singer of Paramore, sings the song’s unforgettable chorus, which combines great alternative hiphop music with Williams’ effortless vocals. Expect this one to become an
instant hit. B.o.B switches up the game with the more urban “Bet I” that includes Playboy Tre as well as rap superstar T.I. Though it’s a solid effort, it doesn’t quite create the same magic as the previous tracks. “Ghost in the Machine” gives off a cool, ethereal vibe but comes across as a bit too much of an Andre 3000 copycat. However, on “The Kids,” which features Janelle Monae, B.o.B’s unique take on the hiphop industry returns. It isn’t incredibly exciting but has great, truthful lyrics that allow the listener to feel his emotion in the song. Monae’s verse is amazing and shows off her smooth voice and tone. “Magic” has to be a future single due to its enjoyable and current electro-pop beats in the background. Not to mention the song’s hook is sung by Rivers Cuomo, lead singer of Weezer, who helps provide even more versatility for B.o.B’s album. “Lovelier Than You” is a sweet song and is a step away from most of his work on this album that turns out well. “Airplanes, Part II” is the second part of “Airplanes” and includes Oscar-winning rapper Eminem. The song was already great before, and with Eminem’s verse, more intensity and feeling is added. For his debut effort, B.o.B has done an awesome job at putting himself out there, and his album truly takes listeners on quite the adventure. Look for him to be hip-hop’s next biggest star. Grade: Ajordan.email@example.com
“B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray” B.o.B Grade: A-
Dakota Fanning, left, plays Cherie Currie, and Kristen Stewart, right, plays Joan Jett in the music biographical film ‘The Runaways.’
‘Runaways’ a realistic music biography, Dakota Fanning’s best work to date JUSTIN CHANNELL A&E FILM CRITIC
Though it was first released in March, the indie rock ‘n’ roll biopic “The Runaways” didn’t manage to make it to Morgantown until this past weekend, when it opened at the Warner Theatre. Film distributors prefer to keep smaller releases like “The Runaways” in big cities where they can make the most money, and, unfortunately, Morgantown isn’t considered a priority. So, by the time “The Runaways” opened up here, I had already heard both praise and scorn for the film. However, I still found the film to be enjoyable overall and capable of keeping up with the accuracy of most Hollywood music biographies. Based on the true story of the titular all-girl rock band, Kristen Stewart stars as Joan Jett, a rebellious teenager with dreams of starting an all-girl rock band. A chance encounter with record producer Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon) introduces Joan to a drummer named Sandy West (Stella Maeve), who has the same
ambitions. Seeing a market for what he describes as “jailbait rock,” Fowley begins working with the band but discovers that the missing element is a blonde bombshell with the sex appeal of Brigitte Bardot. Fowley finds this appeal in Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning), a 15-year-old whose only showbiz experience is lip-syncing David Bowie at a high school talent show. But she soon finds her spot as the lead singer of The Runaways and after auditioning through gigs at house parties and small venues and rough touring, they get a major record deal. They wind up becoming major superstars, but the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle soon takes its toll on Cherie, culminating during a Japanese tour that ultimately sends the band spiraling downward. While there are plenty of flawed elements in “The Runaways,” the experience is still enjoyable. The movie is more like “The Joan Jett and Cherie Currie Show” than “The Runaways,” as the other members of the group are reduced to very small roles in the story. For example, the band members other than Jett and Currie are rarely heard from, other than when it is necessary to move the
story along. Most notable is “Arrested Development” star Alia Shawkat’s portrayal of the bass player who isn’t actually modeled after real life Runaways bassist Jackie Fox, due to her not allowing them to portray her character. That character change is understandable, but Shawkat doesn’t have a single line of dialogue in the entire film. Personally, I am not a fan of Stewart and was a bit turned off by her landing the role of one of the most badass female rock stars of all time. Fortunately, she manages to play her convincingly and keeps her trademark “lip-biting to show emotion” shtick to a minimum this time around. The real star is Fanning, whose performance helps hold the entire movie together, proving once again she is destined for a career that will outlive most child stars. While it takes some liberties with the story, “The Runaways” is still a great film. Besides, I can’t remember the last time I saw a biopic that was actually accurate to the real-life story portrayed. Grade: B+ firstname.lastname@example.org
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FEATURE OF THE DAY RESCARE will be hosting a recruitment table in the commons area of Mountainlair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for jobs in the human service ﬁeld. For more information, visit www. studentjobs.wvu.edu.
Every Thursday CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS, a 12-step program to assist participants in developing healthier relationships of all kinds, meets at 7 p.m. in the conference room of Chestnut Ridge Hospital. For more information, call Mary at 304-296-3748. BIGLTM, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Transgendered Mountaineers, meets at 8 p.m. in the Greenbrier Room of the Mountainlair. Discussions will include community issues, current events and plans for upcoming activities. LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE COLLEGIATE CORPS meets at the Lutheran Chapel at 8 p.m. The LDRCC responds to regional and national disasters. No experience is necessary. For more information, e-mail Stephanie at email@example.com or visit www.lutheranmountaineer.org/disaster. MUSLIM STUDENTS ASSOCIATION hosts a weekly Islam and Arabic class at 6:30 p.m. in the Monongahela Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, contact Sohail Chaudhry at 304906-8183 or firstname.lastname@example.org. THE MORGANTOWN CHESS CLUB meets from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the basement of the First Christian Church at 100 Cobun Ave. Meetings will not be held the last Thursday of every month. For more information, visit www.morgantownchess.org. CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST holds its weekly CRU meetings at 9 p.m. in Room G24 of Eiesland Hall. People can join 300 others for live music, skits and relevant messages. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.wvucru.com. UNITED METHODIST STUDENT MOVEMENT meets at 7 p.m. at the Campus Ministry Center on the corner of Price and Willey streets. For more information, e-mail wvumethodist@ comcast.net. CADUCEUS, a completely conﬁdential organization of people who work in any role in health care ﬁelds who are in addiction recovery, meets at 6 p.m. in the large conference room of Chestnut Ridge Behavioral Health Center on Evansdale Campus. Students who are in recovery of any kind are welcome to attend this closed, private meeting. WVU CLUB TENNIS will have practice from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Ridgeview Racquet Club. For carpooling, call 304-906-4427. New members are always welcome. THE CATALAN TABLE will meet at 4 p.m. at Maxwell’s. All levels are welcome. For more information, call 304293-5121 ext. 5509 THE WVU YOUNG DEMOCRATS will meet at 7 p.m. in the Blackwater Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. WVU WOMEN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE team meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Shell Building. No experience is necessary. For more information, contact Sarah Lemanski at email@example.com. TRADITIONAL KARATE CLASS FOR SELFDEFENSE meets at 9 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A of the Student Recreation Center.
GOLF CLUB meets regularly. Golfers of any skill level are invited to join. Club activities include competitions with other schools and intraclub golf outings. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. MOTOWNPOETS is looking for poets who are interested in practicing and sharing poetry with others on an online forum. For more information, visit www.groups.yahoo.com/group/ 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 304598-1324. 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 www.well.wvu.edu/ 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 www.well.edu.wvu/medical. 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 email@example.com. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets nightly in the Morgantown and Fairmont areas. For more information, call the helpline at 800-766-4442 or visit www.mrscna.org. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets daily. For help or a schedule, call 304291-7918. For more information, visit www.aawv.org. 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 304985-0021. 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 www.well.wvu.edu 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 vc_ firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-599-5020. ANIMAL FRIENDS needs foster families for abandoned animals before they ﬁnd their permanent families. If you or anyone you know can help, call 304290-4PET. 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 email@example.com or visit www.lutheranmountaineer.org 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
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children under 5 years of age. This is an 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 www.caritashouse.net. 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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 MCLV2@comcast.net. 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 304-985-0123. 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@ yahoo.com or visit the IVCF website at www.wvuiv.org.ed. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-291-9288.
HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year, you often are challenged by others. Know that your ideas and values are being tested. Don’t get stuck. When you see that a concept, situation or relationship isn’t working, graciously let go. Know when to release what is no longer functioning. Your popularity soars, especially if you know how to say “no” diplomatically. If you are single, you meet a lot of people this year. Go with someone very different. If you are attached, the two of you bone up on your listening skills. You might take a workshop of mutual interest together. SAGITTARIUS relates to you with depth. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) ★★★★★ Work directly with one individual rather than on your own. Yes, you are resourceful, but you also might want the support and more ideas. Seek out creative people and experts. Unexpected news comes forward. Tonight: Be open to an unusual idea. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) ★★★★ Others demand a lot. Sometimes you would like to close the door and not listen. A meeting proves to be supportive and full of positive vibes. Remember, others also
have their negatives and positives. Tonight: Get together with a friend. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) ★★★ Emphasize accomplishment. Your product or work draws a boss’s attention. He or she likes what you do and how you do it. Don’t feel disillusioned by someone who always makes your thinking look bogus. Tonight: A must appearance. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) ★★★★ Your creativity doesn’t have a stopper attached to it. You also don’t have as much control as you might like over this gift. A discussion with an associate could be tumultuous and touchy. You are unusually serious with a family member. Tonight: Do what comes naturally. Make sure you relax. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) ★★★ If you can work from home, all the better. You might accomplish more with the help of another person. Isn’t that what telephones are for? Discussions, even in person, could be hard. Unexpected behavior also could be thought-provoking. Tonight: Now allow your imagination to kick in. Remember, it is time to have fun.
VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) ★★★★★ Stay on top of your calls and messages. Someone could pop in with an unanticipated request, forcing a change of plans. For the efﬁcient Virgo, it is very hard to take this constant reorganization. Tonight: Visit with a pal or two on the way home. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) ★★★★ Realize that more is hanging in limbo than money. Other issues are ﬂoating to the forefront. You might want or need to change your direction to avoid it. Accept new technology and ideas that come along. Tonight: Nap and then decide. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) ★★★★ While others wander and question what is going on, you seem to be on target. An unexpected idea could pay oﬀ, especially if it taps into a child or creative project. A family member seems to be vested in creating confusion. Tonight: Enjoy the moment. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) ★★★ Understand that you are playing the waiting game and that the wait isn’t very long. Do needed research and gather more facts. You could be surprised by how easily a roommate or
family member can release a problem. Tonight: In your own element. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) ★★★★ Knock out key talks and meetings and complete a very important project, if you can. Keep communication ﬂowing, even if you are hearing a little too much for your taste. Expect the unanticipated. Tonight: Make it early. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) ★★★★ Demonstrate your unusual leadership style, yet don’t lose sight of your priorities. Build ﬁnancial security through taking risks with care. You, among others, can be a little wild at times! Tonight: Double-check your change. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) ★★★★★ If you don’t get into the issues and detach from them, you will be more likely to ﬁnd an eﬀective solution. Be willing to break patterns; talk to people you don’t often talk to. Learn where you could be blocking yourself. Tonight: Be spontaneous. BORN TODAY Actress Kate Mulgrew (1955), actor, comedian Jerry Seinfeld (1954), producer Master P (1967)
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Across 1 Ivory alternative 5 Lumps of earth 10 They’re full of beans 14 In that event 15 Center 16 Stat start 17 What the hyphen in an emoticon represents 18 Like many microbrews 19 Actor McGregor 20 Indoor gardener’s tool 22 Vigilant 23 “Eek!” elicitor 24 __ Vandelay, recurring fake “Seinfeld” character who turns out to be a real judge in the ﬁnal episode 25 Reagan court appointee 26 Wing, perhaps 28 Big drinker’s “secret” 31 Greenish blue 32 Come down hard 33 Tutor’s charge 39 Churlish sort 40 Piano, to a pianist 43 Golden retriever? 48 __ d’Alene 49 Hardy and North 50 It brought Hope to the troops: Abbr. 52 Sign of peace 53 Dr. J’s alma mater 54 Hard-to-see critters lurking in 20-, 28-, 33and 43-Across 57 Milquetoast 58 String quartet part
59 Like Granny Smith apples 60 Wrath, in a classic hymn 61 Played a part 62 Object of adoration 63 Former OTC watchdog 64 Visibly moved 65 Give up
Down 1 Birdbrain 2 Start of an opinion 3 Right after 4 Movie mogul Marcus 5 Gospel singers 6 Pool measure 7 Curse 8 “Curses!” 9 NASCAR sponsor 10 Course for a budding DA 11 Words of resignation 12 Sweetheart 13 “In America” novelist Susan 21 Loose 22 Squash variety 25 Talk like thish 27 Pipe ﬁtting 29 “William Tell,” e.g. 30 Mauna __ 34 Wind section 35 Astounds 36 Cybercackle 37 Pedro’s “that” 38 1973 landmark case 41 Nuclear reactor component 42 Amtrak canyon crosser
43 “I give up” 44 New York city where Mark Twain is buried 45 Pack animals 46 Talked like thith 47 Base player? 48 Base bunk 51 Not on the up and up 54 “Good one!” 55 Scintilla 56 Narc suﬃx 58 Vintner’s container
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“This is the best job I’ve ever had. I love being around people, but most of all, I love being around WVU fans.” – Reggie House, street musician
Game day street musician treats fans BY SCOTT CAHOON SPORTS WRITER
or seven years now, Mountaineer fans have heard the sounds of Reggie House’s saxophone on the trek to and from Milan Puskar Stadium on game
days. Maybe you’ve heard his rendition of “Country Roads.” Maybe you’ve high-fived him on the way into the game. Maybe you’ve even had a beer-chugging contest with him – although if you did, you lost. House is undefeated 7-0 in Morgantown. Regardless of how you’ve encountered him, House has become a part of the game day atmosphere of West Virginia University, and he’s embraced the community as much as the community has embraced him. “West Virginia has the best fans I’ve ever seen,” House said. “They treat me so good here.” House, 41, describes WVU fans as his “second family.” He’s built up a relationship with Morgantown fans that is unique to a street musician. And House has had several places to choose from. He makes his living as a street musician, traveling to numerous cities within a reasonable driving distance from his home in Pittsburgh. Without another source of income, LEANN ARTHUR/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM House depends on the generosity of passA West Virginia fan drops a dollar into the saxophone case of street musician Reggie House on his ers-by to maintain his lifestyle. He spends most of his days at Frick or Schenway to the Mountaineers’ game against Pittsburgh last season. House has performed throughley Parks in the Squirrel Hill district of Pittsout the East coast but maintains that Morgantown is his favorite place.
burgh, playing songs from the “Ghostbusters” theme to John Coltrane. House is a self-described “uninformed tour guide.” He said he gives people directions and makes small talk as he plays the trumpet, guitar and saxophone. House has been to Philadelphia, Detroit and Cleveland among many other cities in the region, but he maintains that Morgantown is his favorite environment, despite a few unsavory encounters during his trips here. One of those encounters happened before the 2003 Backyard Brawl. House was taking a break from playing when, out of nowhere, he was tackled by an intoxicated student who emerged from some nearby woods. “When he was on top of me he just kept screaming, ‘That’s how we play football in Mountaineer country!’” House said. “I didn’t hit him, because if I hit him, I knew there would be a fight. I didn’t want that.” What House did do was push himself up while the student was on top of him and then got the attention of nearby police. When House went to get an officer, the student disappeared into the crowded parking lot. But, with the description that House gave police, officers were eventually able to detain his assailant, despite one false identification. “They came back to me and said, ‘We got ‘em,’” House said. “I was like, ‘No you didn’t,’ but they came back 10 minutes later with the right guy.” The first event House performed at was the Pittsburgh Steelers’ christening of Heinz Field
in 2001. After seeing hoards of people pouring into the stadium, House decided entertaining the crowd was a good opportunity to make some money. He only made $40 on his first day, but as House began to practice more and stake out prime spots along the path to the stadium, his paydays began to increase. The opening of PNC Park earlier that year gave House another venue to perform, and soon, House began to travel outside the city, finding rides from friends in search of bigger paydays. That is what led him to West Virginia. “At West Virginia, I’ve never seen just a quarter or a fifty-cent piece,” House said. “They tip like rich, professional athletes.” House has only missed a handful of games since he began coming to Milan Puskar Stadium seven years ago. Usually his absence is because he can’t find a ride. To coax his friends, House offers $20 each way. That fee has proven well worth it, because according to House, he has walked away with as much as $600 on a game day. House has only been to see one WVU football game but maintains he’s been a fan since the Major Harris era. And even though his work hours often keep him in the parking lot during the game, House said he likes it that way. “This is the best job I’ve ever had,” House said. “I love being around people, but most of all, I love being around WVU fans.” email@example.com
Hoffman blows save, Pittsburgh wins in 14
Tiger Woods, right, stops to sign an autograph near the 17th tee during the pro-am for the Quail Hollow Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday.
Tiger takes his game to a public tournament CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tiger Woods entered the room with little fanfare, and without the constant clicking of camera shutters. His press conference lasted only 16 minutes. The PGA Tour required an admission ticket for the media, although that wasn’t necessary. There were 76 seats in the interview room, and 24 of them were empty. On the golf course, Woods received warm applause when he was introduced on the first tee. The loudest cheer came at the end of his pro-am round Wednesday at Quail Hollow when he knocked in a 25-foot birdie putt before thousands of fans soaking up warm sunshine. “I have to say, this feels a heck of a lot more normal than the Masters did,” Woods said. The Quail Hollow Championship is another step toward Woods trying to get back to normal, at least with his golf. Everything about this tournament was going to be different from Augusta National, where the world’s No. 1 player made his celebrated return to competition after five months of fallout from his extramarital affairs. Quail Hollow doesn’t have the magnitude of the stage, the size of the gallery or the level of media interest. Even so, this is the first PGA Tour event Woods is playing where tickets were sold to the
general public. The behavior was not much different from three weeks ago at the Masters, and Woods wasn’t surprised. “I’ll tell you what, the people here have always been very gracious, very excited about this event,” Woods said. “These fans here really get into the event, and again, with a great field like this, I think it’ll be another great week.” He caught a couple of jeers upon leaving the 18th green when he walked past fans wanting his autograph, but it was a claustrophobic walkway toward the clubhouse, and Woods stopped about 30 yards away and signed for 20 minutes. He went out of his way to make eye contact with the fans, as he did at the Masters. Woods even posed for a picture with a kindergarten student on his way to the second tee. Perhaps that will change when the tournament begins on a world-class course with another strong field that includes four of the top five players in the world ranking. Phil Mickelson is making his first start since winning the Masters, although his week got off to a rough start when he withdrew from the pro-am with a stomach illness. Woods is to start Thursday morning with Stewart Cink and Angel Cabrera, and he will play
Friday afternoon when the gallery typically is at its most vocal. If there are fans wanting to heckle him, that might be the time. “Whether they do or not, it’s happened before, and it happened before any of this ever happened,” Woods said. “I’ve dealt with that before. But as far as the fans here over the years, they’ve been great. There’s no reason why that shouldn’t continue.” One change Woods wants to see is with his golf. He sounded bitter in his interview with CBS Sports after his final round at the Masters, more angry at a missed opportunity than pleased with a tie for fourth having not played a tournament in five months. “But given a little time to reflect on it, it was an incredible week,” Woods said. “I think it went as well as it could have possibly gone, and obviously I didn’t do what I needed to do on the weekend, but after not playing for that long and coming back and finishing fourth, I think that’s pretty reasonable.” Woods wasn’t terribly crisp during his pro-am round, hitting his first two drives deep into the trees. Then again, he didn’t look all that sharp during practice at Augusta National, either. Mickelson is also trying to work off some rust, although the layoff was far more brief and a break worth celebrating.
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Of his four majors, none was quite like this – a Masters victory after a year of turmoil at home as his wife battles breast cancer, and Amy coming to the golf course to greet him when he walked off the 18th hole. Mickelson slipped on the green jacket the next morning while fulfilling a promise to his three kids – a visit to Krispy Kreme for some glazed doughnuts – and spent the entire week going to their after-school activities and taking in a San Diego Padres game. “When I take two weeks off, the first week I usually don’t touch a club, which was the case this past time off,” Mickelson said. “But for the last five, six days I’ve been practicing pretty hard. I feel like my game is starting to come around. I see the improvement each day, and I feel like it’s back to a level close to where it was at Augusta, so I certainly have high expectations this week and next.” Mickelson already has one distinction as the only player to win three straight tournaments with Woods in the field. They are playing in the same event the next two weeks, both hopeful of building some momentum. “I think just two weeks in a row competing ... I’ll have a better barometer of what normal really feels like,” Woods said. “Because I haven’t done that in a while.”
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Doumit got the best of Trevor Hoffman again and Garrett Jones’ two-out, run-scoring double in the 14th rallied the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Wednesday. Doumit homered off the alltime saves leader for the second straight day to start the ninth, tying it 4-4. Andrew McCutchen hit the second of his two homers in the 10th for Pittsburgh, but Milwaukee rallied for a run off Pirates closer Octavio Dotel on Casey McGehee’s one-out single. Akinori Iwamura singled to lead off the 14th inning and Jones delivered a double down the right-field line off Brewers reliever Manny Parra (0-1). Pirates reliever D.J. Carrasco (1-0) got the victory with three scoreless innings. Both team made mistakes in extra innings that extended the game. In the 12th, Pittsburgh started with consecutive singles from McCutchen and Jones, but Lastings Milledge popped up a bunt attempt foul that catcher Gregg Zaun caught and doubled off McCutchen at second. In the 13th, Edmonds led off with a walk. After Zaun popped out, Edmonds stole second and Alcides Escobar hit a soft sin-
gle. Edmonds tried to score, but Milledge’s weak two-hop throw from left field got Edmonds because Doumit blocked the plate effectively. On Jones’ double in the 14th, Edmonds appeared to slip on the warning track dirt in right field when planting to throw to the infield and the Brewers had no play at the plate. It’s been a puzzling start for the 42-year-old Hoffman. He’s blown four opportunities this year after the all-time saves leader failed just four times all last year. Both he and manager Ken Macha have said physically that he’s fine, but the bad outings have piled up. His ERA actually dropped to 13.00 after allowing his sixth home run this season compared to just two last year. Doumit hit the first grand slam Hoffman had ever allowed in 995 appearances in the Pirates’ 7-3 win on Tuesday off a fastball. This time, Hoffman only threw changeups to Doumit and the burly switch-hitter connected on the fourth one clocked at 74 mph by flicking it just over the right-field wall. Hoffman got out of the inning and McCutchen jumped on reliever Claudio Vargas’ first pitch of the 10th to give Pittsburgh a 5-4 lead.
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Mountaineers to end season at ECACs
Cleary has confidence entering championships despite absence of trio
BY JAMIE MCCRACKEN SPORTS WRITER
The West Virginia rowing team will conclude its season at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Regatta Championship Saturday on the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, N.J. The Mountaineers will be familiar with the territory after competing in Cherry Hill on April 10 in the Knecht Cup Regatta, where the team competed four boats in the Grand and Petite Finals. “There’s definitely a comfort factor,” said WVU head coach Jimmy King. “We will be familiar with the surroundings. For the coxswains, knowing what the
DA AWARDS Continued from PAGE 12 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America women’s basketball university division first team. The honor is decided by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Repella is just the second WVU women’s basketball player to receive the honor. Repella was one of just five women’s basketball players to receive the honor this year. She is an exercise physiology major with a 3.95 GPA. “Liz is truly a student-athlete, and this is something that West Virginia University should be very proud of for her efforts in the classroom,” said WVU head coach Mike Carey in a release. “She is a tremendous role model both on and off the court for WVU.” Repella was also honored by being selected to the CoSIDA allDistrict II first team in February. In 2009, Repella was named the recipient of the 2008-09 Big East Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards, which recognizes academic and athletic achievement as well as community service. In addition to her academic excellence, Repella, a Steubenville, Ohio, native, was the third Mountaineer in school history to be named first team All-Big East. She averaged 14.1 points per game in 2009-10 including scoring at least 20 points in seven games. 2) Reed Williams, football 3) Clara Grandt, track
water is like, the warm-up area, the starting area … I think that familiarity is very helpful to the rowers.” It will be the last race for nine seniors, including co-captain Caroline Rettigg, who is a member of the varsity 8+ and varsity 4+ boat. “I’m sure I will have a lot of emotions going through my head,” Rettigg said. “It will be sad, but hopefully this (last race) will be a good end to the season and my experience as a rower here at WVU.” King said he just wants his seniors to finish their careers on a “high note.” “In my mind, as well as their teammates’ minds, the focus is
sending (the seniors) off with the best racing experience possible,” he said. The Mountaineers will compete against 10 other teams, including several squads they haven’t competed against all season including Bucknell, Duquesne, Navy and Robert Morris. However, Rettigg said the team’s main expectation is to continue to build on recent success, including WVU’s sixth-place finish in the Big East. Still, Rettigg said the team has yet to reach its potential. “Hopefully, we’ll have a better turn out this week than we did last week at the Big East Championship” said Rettigg, who was
That has changed. The Mountaineers had a record-breaking season, winning 29 games – the most the program has ever had. They lost only six games, two of those against the eventual national champion: Connecticut. West Virginia head coach Mike Carey started with a group with no seniors and a slew of incoming freshmen and transfers like forwards Korinne Campbell and Asya Bussie. Veterans like guard Liz Repella and Sarah Miles helped keep the team together, and the team’s ability to mesh showed on the court. After earning a second-seed in the Big East Tournament and advancing to the finals of the conference tournament, the Mountaineers received a three-seed in the NCAA Tournament, which upset Carey and his team. His team was sent to Austin, Texas, which set up a second-round potential matchup with home team Texas. “I figured we were a threeseed, but I’m very disappointed,” Carey said after the NCAA selection show. “It’s very disappointing that we have to play on somebody’s home court. It’s unbelievable. “It’s a great place – you just don’t want to play the home team on the home floor.” The Mountaineers didn’t end the season how they would’ve liked in Austin, Texas. After avoiding the meeting with Texas that lost in the first round, the Mountaineers lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament 64-55 to San Diego State. 2) Tennis 3) Women’s soccer
ated after being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts. Bitancurt, alongside transfer Josh Lider were in a heated battle for the placekicking job in preseason practice. Bitancurt would end up winning the job late in summer practices and kick every field goal in the season. The Springfield, Va., native hit 13-of-15 field goals and 41of-42 extra point attempts in his first season as a starter. He also scored the second-highest point total on the team of 80 points. Bitancurt proved to be the replacement for McAfee in the Mountaineers’ first game of the season, when he tied McAfee’s school record for field goals made in a home game. Bitancurt hit field goals of 35, 36, 38 and 45 yards in the win over Liberty. The sophomore made his biggest splash of the season in a game against Pittsburgh on Nov. 27. With the game on the line and tied at 16, Bitancurt knocked through a 43-yard field goal as time expired to beat the Mountaineers’ biggest rival. Bitancurt hit four field goals in the game. “I’ll never forget that moment,” Bitancurt said after the game. “I was actually hoping for a touchdown. It means so much to me. I got emotional on the field because I knew what it meant to this state.” He also kicked off for the majority of the season for West Virginia. Bitancurt was named to the All-Big East Conference freshman team by The Sporting News, ESPN.com and Rivals.com. 2) Korinne Campbell, women’s basketball 3) Brandon Williamson, wrestling
Surprise Team of the Year After going 18-15 in 2008-09 Surprise Player of the Year and being selected ninth in the Heading into the 2009 season, Big East Conference at the start of Individual Performance of the 2009-10 season, there weren’t West Virginia was looking for a the Year With a season-ending foot inmany expectations for the wom- replacement for all-Big East speen’s basketball team. cialist Pat McAfee, who gradu- jury to West Virginia’s starting point guard Truck Bryant, the Mountaineers were left with only one healthy point guard on its roster – junior Joe Mazzulla. The junior point guard took over for Bryant against Washington in the third round of the NCAA Tournament and started for the Mountaineers in their final three games. It was his performance in a 73-66 win against Kentucky to advance to the Final Four that showed Mazzulla was fully back from an injury of his own,
awarded second-team all-Big East honors Monday along with teammate Kimberly Benda. WVU will also compete against Colgate, Delaware, Fordham and George Washington as well as Big East Conference opponents Rutgers and Villanova, who the Mountaineers topped last week in the league standings. Bucknell is the early favorite heading into the ECAC, King said. “Our goals are to do better against some of those schools we have already seen,” King said. “We obviously want to finish as high up in the standings as we can.” firstname.lastname@example.org
1st-place votes in parentheses
In-State Player of the Year 1. Jedd Gyorko (8) 2. Reed Williams (3) 3. Chelsea Carrier 4. Keri Bland 5. Chris Enourato (1) 6. Chelsi Tabor 7. Clara Grandt 8. Brandi Eskew
26 13 11 8 7 4 1 1
Student-Athlete of the Year 1. Liz Repella (7) 2. Reed Williams (4) 3. Clara Grandt (1) 4. Marie Louise-Asselin
28 25 12 9
Surprise Team of the Year 1. Women’s basketball (8) 2. Tennis (4) 3. Women’s soccer 4. Men’s basketball
32 22 16 8
Surprise Player of the Year 1. Tyler Bitancurt (6) 2. Korinne Campbell (3) 3. Brandon Williams (3) 4. Dom Hayes (1) 5. Shane Young
31 15 13 13 6
Top Individual Performance 1. Joe Mazzulla vs. Kentucky (7) 28 2. Tyler Bitancurt vs. Pitt (4) 18 3. Noel Devine vs. Colorado (1) 15 4. Da’Sean Butler vs. St. Johns (1) 8 5. Jedd Gyorko vs. Maryland 7 though. Mazzulla scored a career-high 17 points before fouling out with 2:21 to go against the Wildcats. Mazzulla scored 14 of his points in the second half. He earned Most Outstanding Player honors of the East Regional. “When you’re up against so many NBA prospects and three lottery picks, what do you have to lose?” Mazzulla asked after the game. “You’ve just got to go out there and play.” Mazzulla came back from a career-altering shoulder injury, which made him miss the bulk of the 2008-09 season and had him shooting with his non-dominant right hand at the start of the 2009-10 season. But, as the year went on, Mazzulla started to heat up and it culminated with his performance against the Wildcats. In the game, Mazzulla was also a key defender for the Mountaineers. He was the defender in the back of the 1-3-1 that had to go up against the dominating size of Kentucky’s front court. 2) Tyler Bitancurt’s fourfield goal performance vs. Pittsburgh 3) Noel Devine’s 220-yard rushing game against Colorado email@example.com
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It’s never ideal for a team to head into the most vital part of its season without its key members. The West Virginia track and field team will be without three of the athletes that led the Mountaineers to a top-10 finish in the Big East Conference Indoor Championships in February when it takes part in the Big East Outdoor Championships this weekend. Juniors Chelsea Carrier and Alexandra Acker, along with senior April Rotilio, will all miss the the championships after deciding to redshirt the outdoor season. WVU head coach Sean Cleary said the loss of the trio will make the outdoor championships harder than the indoor competitions where the Mountaineers finished fourth. “Having come off a top-10 national finish, it is hard to go to war without some of our very best,” Cleary said. “Not having Chelsea, April and Alexandra is very tough to handle. We still have a very good team. We’re just a little thinner without them.” Even without the services of the three athletes, the Mountaineers enter the Big East Championships on equal footing with the rest of the conference, as no team enters the Big East Championships with a top-25 national ranking. The Mountaineers will travel with a deep squad, however, led by five athletes competing in the 5K run including Marie-Louise Asselin, Kate Harrison, Ahna Lewis, Stephanie Caruso and Sarah-Anne Brault. Clara Grandt will represent the team in the 10K while Kaylyn Christopher, Jessica O’Connell and Karly Hamric will take part in the
FOOTBALL Continued from PAGE 12 school teammate Stedman Bailey on a pretty 6-yard fade route in the back corner of the end zone during the skeleton drills. He also found Eddie Davis for a long touchdown pass over the middle. Kicker Corey Smith hit 2-of-5 field goals to begin practice and all three misses were blocked. Each of the five kicks came from either 42 or 47 yards out.
COMMITTEE Continued from PAGE 12 interview with The Daily Athenaeum. Based on the Mountaineer men’s basketball team’s Final Four finish, Clements believed WVU would field a stronger pool of candidates. Clements said he made a con-
1,500-meter event. Cleary hopes running can be one of his team’s strengths heading this weekend after starting the season resting many of the athletes following the indoor championships. “The distance runners seem to be rounding into very good shape at the right time,” Cleary said. “We rested after indoors and have competed sparingly. I hope that having rested and trained well will be the extra edge that is needed at this level.” Junior Katelyn Williams will compete in the multi-events for the first time at the Big East Championship level. While Williams has competed in both jumping and the multi this season, Cleary said he’s excited to see what type of performance she brings this weekend. “The jumpers are rounding into good shape,” Cleary said. “Katelyn is going to compete in the multi; we are eagerly anticipating this performance.” Junior Terina Miller and senior Brittany Fink will compete in the hammer throw and discus, respectively, for the Mountaineers. The two throwers have been solid for the team all season long and after last weekend’s performance at the James Madison Invitational, Cleary said he expects lifetimebest throws from this pair at the championships. “I want to see each and every girl go out and not let the conditions impact their results,” Cleary said. “We will be dealing with rain, wind and great competition. The motto for this weekend is to compete and let the performances fall where they will. I believe if we do this, we will be very happy with our team result.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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or finishes highly again. If he does, it will help further Continued from PAGE 12 lessen the media circus that has followed him around for the past themselves in NBA lore. five months as Woods tries to re Tiger Woods again returns to kindle his image. the course this morning, and here’s to hoping that Woods either wins email@example.com
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2/BR APT. AVAILABLE IN AUGUST. 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. 2/BR South Park. W/D. Parking. $600 + utilities; 2/BR Willey St. W/D, parking, $400/each, includes utilities. 304-319-1243. hymarkproperties.com 2/BR, 2/BA CREEK SIDE APARTMENT. Close to hospitals and Mylan. A/C. W/D. Parking. No Pets. $850/mo. 685-1834 2/BR, DOWNTOWN. $650/MO PLUS UTILITIES. 304-290-7368, 304-377-1570. 2/BR, DOWNTOWN. VERY NICE! DW, AC, W/D, Parking available. 304-319-2355. 2/BR, NICE BY STADIUM & HOSPITAL on McCullough Ave. W/D, DW, Parking. $375/person. 304-319-2355. PETS.
2-3-4-5/BR APARTMENTS. SPRUCE and Prospect Streets. NO PETS. Starting in May/2010. Lease/deposit. For more info call 292-1792. Noon to 7pm. 2-3BR 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. 2/BR $600/MO PLUS UTILITIES. J.W. Phillips Villas. Available 5/6/10. 1.6 miles past Morgantown Mall. Quiet, nice, no pets. Non-Smoking. 304-599-8329. 2-3/BR. 1 BLOCK FROM ARNOLD HALL. CA/C. WD. DW. Brand-new. htmproperties.com. 304-685-3243. 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.
MODERN 2 & 3 BR TOWNHOUSES. Available now. DW, WD. AC. Off-street parking. Near downtown campus. NO PETS. Lease/dep. 291-2729.
2/BR APARTMENT FOR RENT. 500 East Prospect. Available June. $575/mo plus utilities. NO PETS. 692-7587.
2BR, 1BATH DOWNTOWN ON STEWART STREET. Ground floor w/deck. Off-street parking, DW, laundry facilities. $650/month +electric. Pets considered. 304-296-8943 www.rentalswv.com
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.
2/BR 2/BA FALLING RUN ROAD. UTILITIES INCLUDED. $300 deposit reserves your room. www.theaugusta.com 304-296-2787
2/BR. STEWART STREET. FROM $450-$1200/month. All utilities included. Parking. WD. NO PETS. Available May/2010. 304-594-3365 or 304-288-6374.
Leasing Available Now
Collins Ferry Court
1/BR. 361 BROCKWAY AVE. $495/mo+ some utilities. Parking. Great location. NO PETS. 304-276-1232.
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.
1-7 Bedroom Starting @ $360
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1/BRS- SOUTH PARK, MARYLAND ST, DOWNTOWN, QUAY ST. Large and small. Nice! $350-550/month. 304-319-2355.
2/BR. 2/BA. AC. WD. NO 304-594-3365 or 304-288-6374.
* Various Downtown Locations * Minutes to Downtown * Furnished Apartments * Utilities Included * Competitive Rates * May 2010-May 2011
DOWNTOWN. 3/BR INCLUDES utilities. NO PETS. WD on site. 304-322-0046.
1/BR AVAILABLE 5/01 & 6/01. WALK TO downtown campus. W/D on site. $400/mo. plus electric. No Pets. 304-826-0322.
1-5 BR APTS AND HOUSES. SOME include utilities and allow pets! Call Pearand Corporation 304-292-7171. Shawn D. Kelly Broker
Downtown & South Park Locations Houses & Apartments Efficiencies Starting @ $310
RICE RENTALS: 2/BR LUXURY APT NEAR STADIUM. $680/mo + utilities. 304-598-RENT
2 or 3/BR- WASHINGTON ST.- SOUTH Park - Short walk to downtown. W/D. Available May 20. Lease/deposit includes utilities. 304-292-5714.
1,2,3/BR. PETS NEGOTIABLE. Some utilities paid. Grant Ave; Jones; McLane Ave. 304-879-5059 or 304-680-2011. Leave message.
McCoy 6 Apartments
AVAILABLE 5/16/10. NEWLY REMODELED. 1/BR. Located: 320 Stewart St. Free WD facilites. $400/mo plus utilites. 304-288-3308.
AVAILABLE 5/15/10. CLEAN, QUIET APTS. 1/BR: $450/mo. 2/BR: $625/mo. BOTH plus electric/garbage. Upper Willey Lease/deposit. NO PETS. 304-612-3216.
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ATTRACTIVE 1 & 2/BR APARTMENTS. Near Ruby and on Mileground. Plenty of parking. 292-1605
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4/BR CONDO. PRIVATE BATH. Walk-in closets. W/D. $350/mo. per room. Contact Yvonne: (302)270-4497 leave message.
2&3 Bedroom Apartments, W/D. Suncrest 1/2 mile from Hospital Off Street Parking Small Pets Permitted
4/BR, 2/BA, MOST UTILITIES PAID. Large deck, W/D fac. 304-685-6565. Lease&deposit. Downtown.
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1-2-3 Bedrooms • 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
1/BR EFFICIENCY. Close to The Den. On Willey St. 292-9497, days only.
3BR APARTMENTS. WILLEY STREET Behind Arnold Hall. Spacious. 12/mo lease WD. $425/mo. each utilities included. 304-685-9550. Available May 16-17.
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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.
2/BR APTS. NEAR BOTH CAMPUSES. Parking, utilities included. Available 5/15/10. No pets, Lease/Deposit. 304-216-2151 304-216-2150
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.
2/BR. REMODELED. ONE BLOCK TO campus. Utilities included. WD. Parking available. NO PETS. 304-594-0625.
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500 BEVERLY. 1/BR INCLUDES water/trash. Pets allowed w/deposit. Available in May. $475/mo. 3 0 4 - 6 1 5 - 6 0 7 1 www.morgantownapts.com
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.
2 BEDROOMS, 3 LOCATIONS! 599-3229 or 685-4861.
2/BR WITH PRIVATE BATH. AVAILABLE MAY. Steps from downtown campus. 304-291-2548.
304-2 292-0 0900
1 APARTMENT, UTILITIES INCLUDED, Parking, WD, No Pets, South Park. 2BR-$900/month. 304-983-8066 or 304-288-2109.
1BR, FURNISHED, ONE BLOCK TO campus. Utilities included. Newly remodeled, WD. No Pets. Parking available. 304-594-0625.
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• 1, 2, 3 4 & 5 BD Apartments, Homes & Townhomes • 8 Min. Walk to Main Campus • Quality Furnishings • Updated Kitchens All Amenities • Off-Street Lighted Parking • Laundry Facilities • Reliable Maintenance
OTHER 2 BR UNITS
1BR DOWNTOWN; NEWER CON STRUCTION, Furniture & Appliances; Central Air, Hi-Efficiency Gas Heat; Microwave; Laundry Facilities on Premises; Security Intercom; $500/month + utilities; Lease & Deposit Req. Located at 274 Spruce St. 304-292-4381 (9-5pm), 599-3850/599-3683 (nights/wkend). Available May 2010.
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(Near Evansdale/Law School) 1BR and 2BR/2BATH UNITS *ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED*
Office Hours M-Thurs 8am-7pm Friday 8am-5pm Saturday 10am-4pm Sunday 12pm-4pm
A Must See 4 Bedroom House w/Porch
3/BR, UTILITIES PAID. SNIDER ST & NORTH WILLEY. Off-street parking. $375/mo. 304-292-9600.
“LEASING NOW FOR MAY” AVALON APARTMENTS
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3/BR. SOUTH PARK. OFF-STREET parking. Walk to campus/downtown. Available 5/15/10. $300/mo per-bedroom. WD. DW. Lease/dep. Pets negotiable. 304-906-9984
AVAILABLE JUNE. BIG 1/BR. WALK TO class. Fenced yard. Porch/view. Quiet neighborhood. WD. Hardwood floors. Pets OK. $700/mo. 304-276-2145.
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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
PARKING SPACES AVAILABLE. TOP of HighStreet.1/year lease. $100/mo 304-685-9810. PARKING- BEHIND MOUNTAINEER COURT. Steps to main campus. Leasing for Summer and next school year. Reduced rates on leases signed by May 1. 304-292-5714.
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3 BR starting at $450. ea 2 BR starting at $395. ea 1 BR starting at $425. -New Units! -Utilities Included -Steps from Campus and Downtown -Nicely Furnished -Parking Included -Free High Speed Internet No Pets www.wincorproperties.com
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 2/BA DUPLEX—REDUCED. Within walking distance to both campuses. W/D, D/W, CA/C, Off-street parking. Private deck, newer kitchen/bath. $385/person. 304-280-2673. 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. 3/BR, 2/BA TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT. Walking distance to downtown campus. $1290/mo, includes utilities. Call 282-8769. NO PETS. Visit: roylinda.shutterfly.com! 3/BR, 1 1/2 BA, W/D, OFF-STREET parking. Quiet neighborhood near downtown campus. Call 304-685-6695.
4/BR. REDUCED LEASE- SOUTH PARK. Rent includes utilities. Free W/D, Nice courtyard, Off-street parking. Much more. 304-292-5714. 4BR, 4BATH CONDO. NEAR COLISEUM. All new carpeting/paint. On the river. $425/BR. Basketball/pool/RailTrail on site. University Commons. Call 973-726-0677. ) ) ABSOLUTELY GREAT LOCATIONDuplex near downtown. Only 1 left! 2/BR,1-1/2-BA. NO PETS. Parking. WD-hookups. $750/mo plus utilities. Call: Jeff: 304-599-9300 or 304-685-9300. ACROSS RUBY/STADIUM. INGLEWOOD BLVD. Efficiency available. Short-term lease. May/August, 2010. Parking. W/D in building. Call 304-276-5233. AVAILABLE 6/1/10. 101 McLane Ave. 1/BR. A/C, WD on premises. $550/mo includes all utils/cable-tv, and parking space. NO PETS. 304-599-3596. 304-216-2874 AVAILABLE JUNE. 3/BR. WALK TO class. Deck/view. W/D. Small pet ok. Electric included. $700/mo. each. 304-276-2145.
Now Leasing 2010 Great Price Great Place Great Location Spacious 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Prices Starting at $475 Large Closets Balconies Garages/Storage Unit Sparkling Heated Pool 2 Min. From Hospital and Downtown Bus Service
Bon Vista 599-1880 www.morgantownapartments.com
BEVERLY AVE. APARTMENT. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. 2-3-4/BR. Well-maintained. Off-street parking. W/D. DW. A/C. NO PETS. Available 5/16/10. 304-241-4607. If no answer:282-0136.
Location,Location, Location! BLUE SKY REALTY LLC
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
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 www.morgantownapartments.com
Barrington North Prices Starting at $605 2 Bedroom 1 Bath 24 Hour Maintenance Laundry Facilities 2 Min. From Hospital and Evansdale
599-6376 www.morgantownapartments.com 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 BRAND-NEW 3/BR TOWNHOUSE. Evansdale. $1500mo+ utilities. Microwave, DW, WD. NO PETS. Private parking included. Walk to Law/Medical schools. 304-291-6304. CLEAN 1, 2, 3BR, $400/$750 + utilities. Near law school and downtown. 304-288-4481. 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. DOWNTOWN. 2/BR INCLUDES gas heat and water. Parking. 304-322-0046.
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: Brand New 3 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath Townhomes : Granite Countertops : Stainless Steel Appliances : Central Air Conditioning : Garage : Club House, Exercise Room, Pool
GREEN PROPERTIES- Cobun Avenue, South Park. 1/BR apts and efficiencies. $350-450/mo + utilities. Lease and deposit. 304-216-3402.
AVAILABLE MAY, 3/BR HOUSES, downtown on Stewart Street. WD, DW, off-street parking. Pets considered. 304-296-8943. www.rentalswv.com
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GEORGETOWN APTS 304-599-2031 3/BR 1/BA apartment available May 15th. Full size W/D, walk to PRT and Ruby Memorial.
Office Open Monday-Saturday 2 miles to Hospital and Schools
3 Bedroom Houses Newly Remodeled C/AC, W/D, Off Street Parking Evansdale & Downtown $1200.-$1350. Available May 2010 No Pets Lease & Deposit
$320 per person
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.
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Two Blocks to Campus & High St. 2-Bedroom Apartments Off Street Parking Laundry Facilities Nice Apartments for Nice Price TOWNVIEW APARTMENTS Now Renting for May
FURNISHED HOUSES 516 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. 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. AVAILABLE 3/BR UTILITIES INCLUDED. Walking Distance to downtown campus. 304-291-2548.
JUST RELISTED- 4/BR, 2/BA WILLEY STREET, W/D, large rooms. Utilities included in lease. 3 minutes to campus. 304-292-5714.
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
LARGE 1/BR. DECK. KITCHEN APPLIANCES furnished. Call 304-685-6565. Lease&deposit.
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
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 2/BR. KITCHEN APPLIANCES furnished. Downtown. Call 304-685-6565. Deposit & Lease. LARGE 3/BR. LUXURY APT. W/D, D/W, 1&1/2 bath. Near law school. $1125/mo. plus utilities. 304-288-4481. 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 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.
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2 PERSON HOUSE. WHARF AREA. Very large. W/D, carpeted, extra room, big porch. 5 minute walk. $350/person incl. gas. 304-923-2941.
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.
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 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.
PRETE RENTAL APARTMENTS EFF: 1BR: 2BR: Now Leasing For 2010 OFF-STREET PARKING EVANSDALE / STAR CITY LOCATION LOCALLY OWNED ON-SITE MAINTENANCE MOST UNITS INCLUDE: HEAT, WATER, and GARBAGE SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED
Mountain Line Bus Service Every 10 Minutes and Minutes From PRT
599-4407 ABSOLUTELY NO PETS WWW.PRETERENTAL.COM TERRACE HEIGHTS APARTMENTS 1&2BR Apartments available May 16, June 1 & July 1. Please call 304-292-8888. No Pets permitted.
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. 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. 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.
SMITH RENTALS, LLC Remaining for Rent: May/June 2010 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
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.
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.
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3/BR HOUSE. WD. 2/BATHS. PETS allowed. 524 McLane Ave. 304-322-0046. 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 HOUSE AVAILABLE 6/01. WALK to downtown campus. W/D. 2 story w/ basement. $950/mo plus utilities. No Pets. 304-826-0322. 4/5BR 438 GRANT AVENUE. 2/BA, W/D. Free parking, utilities included. $425/person. 304-903-4646. 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. 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 $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. AVAILABLE JUNE 1. 929 UNION AVE. Duplex, 3/BR, large rec room, living room and full-kitchen. Downtown, Off-street-parking. $1000+utils. 304-319-1673, 304-594-1673. VERY NICE SPACIOUS 3-4/BR HOUSE. Walk to campus. NO PETS. W/D. $1000/mo. + Utilities. 304-290-5498.
EXCELLENT LOCATION. 3/BR, 2.5/BA townhouse. Fully equipped kitchen and laundry room. Basement/storage room, garage, back deck. $1200/mo. 685-1834 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. LARGE, 3/BR, 2/BA HOUSE. CENTRAL location. WD/hook-up. Off-street parking. All appliances. NO PETS. Lease/deposit. $450/person/mo each, utilities included. 304-292-7233. 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 www.chesstownhomes.net
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THURSDAY APRIL 29, 2010
Gyorko named Top In-State Player
BRIAN KUPPELWEISER ER SPORTS WRITER
Repella earns academic award; Bitancurt, Mazzulla, women’s basketball also honored Nobody asked BY TONY DOBIES SPORTS EDITOR
Whether West Virginia baseball star Jedd Gyorko will decide to forgo his senior season and head to the major leagues is unknown as of right now. What is known is that Gyorko will leave WVU as one of the most decorated and successful baseball players to ever don the Old Gold and Blue. In fact, he has been so successful that Keith Law projects Gyorko to be selected as the 45th pick in this year’s Major League Baseball Draft if he were to come out early. “He’s got a chance to be very successful,” said WVU head coach Greg Van Zant. “He’s such a good competitor. He’s got a lot of ability, and he’s strong. I think he’ll do very well (at the next level).”
Gyorko has a .360 average through 41 games. He has a teamleading 14 home runs. That is 10 more than any other Mountaineer hitter. In addition, he has a team-leading .715 slugging percentage. The shortstop also has a .968 fielding percentage. For his efforts, Gyorko received 10 of the 13 first-place votes and was chosen as The Daily Athenaeum In-State Player of the Year, voted upon by the DA sports staff. In addition to that honor, Gyorko was named to the National All-Star Lineup and to the Louisville Slugger’s National Players of the Week in April. He was named an All-American by Baseball America in February. He was named to the preseason list for the Golden Spikes Award, as well. Coming into the season, Gy-
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orko held a .415 career batting average with 16 home runs, 121 RBI, 45 doubles, 191 base hits and 136 runs scored. He has nearly doubled his home run total this season. Runners-up 2) Reed Williams, football 3) Chelsea Carrier, track
“I developed a lot just becoming more of a leader on the field,” he said. “We all know it was a big spring for me, and then I got injured, but the guys wanted to see how I responded to my injury, and I responded well. Guys are listening to me more now than the beginning of spring.” Stewart may have just announced a final decision on holding out Smith, but White has known he would be playing quarterback for both sides in the spring game. “I kind of knew early in spring, because I knew Geno was still hurt. I just want to go out there and have fun and do my best,” White said. Without a major component of his team’s offense, Stewart will be looking to see what White is capable of and how well the offense can move the ball with him in charge. “I want to see the ball in our playmaker’s hands and if the offensive line jells,” Stewart said. While much of the attention will be on White, the Mountaineers’ defense is amped up and has some lofty expectations to end the spring session. “I hope we show what our defense has, and I’m aiming for a shutout,” said safety Robert Sands. PRACTICE NOTES Smith connected with high
A few weeks ago in this very same column space, I touched on multiple events, people and issues in sports. Well with the current lull between West Virginia sports heading into summer, let’s take a look at what is going on within the world of sports right now. Has WVU ever had a better idea than playing the Gold-Blue Spring Game on a Friday night? The attendance for the game should be great. It will give the program an opportunity to showcase to recruits what a prime-time game in BCS conference can look like. The next big thing to come from WVU may just come from somewhere other than the football or basketball team. Pat White, Steve Slaton, Pat McAfee and possibly Devin Ebanks have accomplished a lot during their time as Mountaineers and have the ability to do even more at the pro level, but there is another name WVU fans need to watch out for. Jedd Gyorko, who is the Mountaineers starting shortstop, continues to impress despite having a down year at the plate by his standards. The junior has a .360 average along with hitting 14 home runs and 47 RBI, and he has the skill set to make a splash in the pros one day. The suspension of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has brought about much scrutiny as to whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the correct choice in suspending the star quarterback. Not only did Goodell make the correct decision, but he is also cementing his place in NFL history as the commissioner who is helping to set a standard of conduct for its players and ridding the league of “thuggery.” Late Tuesday night, it was rumored the Oakland Raiders were preparing to release former No. 1 overall pick, quarterback JaMarcus Russell. If this is true, look for Russell to land elsewhere and actually succeed in some fashion. Russell is in a horrible environment for a young quarterback to mature and could benefit from landing in a more stable situation. After all, Russell is only 24 years old and still possesses the skill set that made him the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. The NHL playoffs are in full swing, and the first round showcased multiple upsets in both the Eastern and Western Conferences. The second round promises to be just as good, but look for the cream of the crop to rise to the top here and the upsets to be at a minimum. The NBA playoffs are also going on as we speak. As an admitted non-NBA fan, I will say this: A Cavaliers vs. Lakers final matchup would be a dream, even for me, and has the possibility of happening as both teams look to complete their season goal of winning a championship. It would forever be billed as the LeBron vs. Kobe final, and each player has the chance to write
see FOOTBALL on PAGE 8
see KUPPELWEISER on PAGE 8
Student-Athlete of the Year Women’s basketball guard Liz Repella has quickly become the face of the West Virginia women’s basketball program. She stars in multiple commercials for the University and is a star on the court for the Mountaineers. But the junior might be best remembered for her academic success while at WVU. Repella was selected as one of the members of the 2009-10
see DA AWARDS on PAGE 8
West Virginia shortstop Jedd Gyorko was selected as the DA Sports In-State Player of the Year.
AD screening committee named BY TONY DOBIES SPORTS EDITOR
West Virginia University President James P. Clements announced the names of a sevenperson screening committee that will sort through applications of athletic director candidates. The University announced the position opening March 2. Current Athletic Director Ed Pastilong will retire June 30. The committee began to review applications Wednesday and will review materials until the position is filled. Applications have arrived since the job was posted in late March, Clements said, and added the field remains “wide open.” A larger interview team will consist of student-athletes and additional staff, faculty, coaching personnel and others, Clem-
ents said. Samuel Ameri, a professor in the WVU Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, will chair the committee. “The search is under way,” Ameri said in a statement. “An important part of the review process will be maintaining confidentiality for the candidates.” Ameri is a member of WVU’s Faculty Senate and Athletic Council and is the parent of a former Mountaineer athlete. His son, Matt, was an offensive lineman on the football team in 2002 and 2005. The list includes two current coaches at the University: head women’s soccer coach Nikki IzzoBrown and football wide receiver’s coach Lonnie Galloway. Neither coach was made available for comment on the
announcement. The other members are Patrick Hairston, WVU assistant athletic director for compliance; Nancy McCormick DiPaolo, the chairelect of WVU’s Alumni Association Board of Directors; R. Wayne King, President and CEO of the WVU Foundation; and Shirley Robinson, administrative assistant to the WVU associate provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs. “We are first looking at credentials and resumes,” Clements said in a release. “Then will begin the process of conducting interviews to find the very best leader for our successful athletic program.” Clements called the position “one of the best sporting jobs in the country” in an earlier
see COMMITTEE on PAGE 8
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West Virginia fullback Ryan Clarke catches a pass during drills at the team’s practice Wednesday, the team’s last before its annual Gold-Blue Spring Game Friday.
QB Smith won’t play in Gold-Blue game BY GREG CAREY SPORTS WRITER
After the West Virginia football team concluded its final practice before the annual Gold–Blue Spring Game, head coach Bill Stewart was frank in answering who his team’s quarterback will be Friday night. “Coley (White) will be the quarterback”, Stewart said, adding that projected starter Geno Smith will not play in the game. Smith continues to recover from a broken fifth metatarsal in his left foot, which he suffered during a drill in January. Although Smith was relatively sharp in Wednesday’s practice during pass skeleton drills, he has yet to take any contact throughout the spring. “I’m not trying to rush anything. I’m trying to do whatever’s best for the team, and the coaches and training staff have come to an agreement that it’s best for me not to play,” Smith said. “Although I feel fine, I’m not going against anything they say, because they do have my best interest.” Smith believes his foot is healing well, and the decision is more of a precaution than anything. “If it was a regular season game, I would definitely play,” he said. Even though the true sophomore will be held out of the game, Smith still believes he had a productive spring and earned the trust of his teammates.
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Published on Jul 20, 2010