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City examines effects of deer population BY DEVON UNGER CITY EDITOR

The Morgantown City Council is waiting for more discussion and data to be collected before authorizing a controlled bow hunt within city limits. The council heard a report from the city’s Urban Deer Committee and concerns from members of the community regarding the proposed bow hunt meant to control the deer population. While the council is waiting before autho-

rizing a hunt, it indicated it would act as quickly as its next regular meeting to pass an ordinance to ban the feeding of deer. The committee, headed by Dave Samuels, a former wildlife management professor at West Virginia University, proposed several measures, including a controlled bow hunt, to curb the deer population. “Our approach is to try and use as much science as possible,” Samuels said. “But you are going to have anecdotal evidence.”

Community members expressed concern over collecting data before a hunt is permitted. Hunts are highly controlled, Samuels said, and would only take place in select locations. “Never has there been an accident with an urban bow hunt in the United States involving a nonhunter,” he said. Studies from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and anecdotal evidence from residents indicate overpopulation of deer, Samuels said. Two to

five deer per square mile is an acceptable number within city limits, he said, but he has seen photos showing up to 17 deer in one yard. The ecology of parks in the Morgantown area, including the WVU Core Aboreatum, Samuels said, has been greatly disturbed by the large deer population. He said many types of wildflowers have been eradicated from the Arboreatum, and those present are there because they are not appetizing to deer.

Barton Baker, a professor with the WVU division of plant and soil sciences, told Samuels approximately $400,000 of grant money was lost because of deer overpopulation around the WVU organic farm. Many within WVU’s Agricultural Sciences Department had asked for an urban deer hunt for almost a decade, Samuels said. Randy Hudak, vice president of Facilities Management at WVU, represented the University on the committee and was able to gain

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Former US President Bill Clinton tells grads ‘we are in the future together’ BY DEVON UNGER CITY EDITOR

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton spoke to 1,354 graduates and their families at the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences commencement, asking them to “live with confidence in the face of change” and get into the “future business.” Clinton is the first U.S. President had spoken at a West Virginia University commencement ceremony. He also received one of three honorary degrees of humane letters handed out during WVU’s commencement festivities. “At each commencers exercise the University confers honorary degrees to distinguished individuals in recognition of their outstanding achievements,” said WVU President James P. Clements. “The man we are honoring today has reached the very pinnacle of American government and global outreach.” Clinton began his speech by

mentioning similarities between his home state of Arkansas and West Virginia. He said both states are known for having the highest percentage of people born instate still living there, according to the Census. He also commended the academic success of WVU’s football team, which had every senior graduate this year. Clinton focused most of his address on identifying the global issues he hopes the graduates will strive to solve. He said the world is changing at a much faster rate and urged students to consider their actions based on the effects they will produce. “The time we live in is highly unstable, unequal and unsustainable,” Clinton said. “You can’t stop the world, and you can’t get off ... everything we do affects somebody else across the corner and across the globe.” He said attempts by the Virginia Legislature to re-instate “confederacy month” and immigration policy recently passed in Arizona reflected an unwilling-

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Thirty five years and 60 million passengers later, the PRT at West Virginia University could be getting its first big overhaul since the tracks opened. PRT staff and consultants held a public hearing May 5 to discuss the approximately $92.8 million master plan for PRT upgrades. Proposed updates include replacement of the train controls, vehicle replacement and

a power system upgrade, depending on whether funding is available. “The current technology is so old it is difficult to find replacement parts and individuals who know how to repair the system,” said Arlie Forman, associate director of Transportation and Parking at WVU. Alternatives to the PRT were discussed at the meeting. It was estimated by the PRT consultant team that it would take 34 full-size buses to serve the number of passengers the

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Eating on the Evansdale campus is a topic of discussion for the West Virginia University Student Government Assocation. Gov. Ryan Campione conducted a survey where he asked a group of 47 students in the Creative Arts Center what they felt it was missing. He discovered most students felt it lacked an area for students to eat, study or relax while not in class. While the Downtown campus has the Mountainlair, students on the Evansdale campus have little choice other than playing “Frogger” across Patteson Drive to various fast food restaurants, said Campione. Students said the Evansdale library does not have the necessary computer programs many CAC students need to complete assignments. Campione previously addressed these issues in his election campaign. “One of my promises I talked about frequently dur-

ing campaigning was improving food availability for students of the Evansdale campus and I intend to stick by that promise and accomplish it as much as possible.” Students are requesting a lounge be built somewhere in the CAC where they will be able to relax, eat, sleep and study. They would like it to include comfortable furniture, snack machines which accept Mountie Bounty and a full computer set up consisting of computers with music composition software, a printer and a scanner. Another request is for a “Creative Arts” library to be built or added onto the CAC where students can do research and study for their classes. Campione said those surveyed would like the contents of the library to include theater scripts, sheet music, among other things. Students said the CAC is lacking in any real color or art. The building has plain white walls, excluding the lobby, and the

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Jones named new Eberly College dean BY NICK ASHLEY CORRESPONDENT

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Former President Bill Clinton addresses graduates of the Eberly Colloege of Arts and Sciences during Commencement Sunday afternoon. ness to embrace the realities of the modern world. “We all have to be in the future business,” Clinton said. “There is room here for conservative versus liberal debate, and Republican versus Democrat, any debate you want. But we all have to understand we are in the future together.” He asked students to recognize the common humanity within

all people and referenced the Human Genome Project, which found that all humans have between 99.5 and 99.9 percent of their genetic makeup in common. The HGP, completed in 2003, was a 13-year effort conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institute of Health to identify the 20,000 to 25,000 genes

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PRT overhaul, update to cost an estimated $93M BY ERIN FITZWILLIAMS

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SGA surveys CAC student concerns BY JERRY HILDENBRAND

From left to right: Carolyn Long, Board of Governors Chair, former President Bill Clinton, and WVU President James P. Clements sit together at the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences commencement ceremony Sunday afternoon. Clements presented Clinton with an honorary degree of Humane Letters from the University.

administrative support, Samuels said. Samuels’ other suggestions included: the council adopting regulations prohibiting the feeding of deer within city limits; a section of the city’s website be dedicated to receiving complaints regarding deer and endorsed the use of repellents to deter deer from feeding on plants around peoples’ homes; and deer “exclosures” be built in parks throughout the city,

PRT transports on an average day. Beechurst and University avenues’ already busy traffic would be greatly impeded by an end to the PRT. Since the PRT was originally a federal project, Forman and other consultants hope that the federal government will fund most of the upgrade. “The PRT was a federal demonstration project – an experiment – that has turned into a successful transportation system,” Forman said prior to the

meeting. “It’s the only public transit system in the world that provides direct destination-todestination transportation, but in order to keep serving our customers with over 98 percent reliability, improvements have to be made.” Failures in the subsystems have caused drops in reliability and traffic back-ups. With more than 30,000 passengers every day, the PRT staff works constantly to maintain the

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Making the transition from Hokie to Mountaineer, Robert Jones was selected as dean of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University. This is the first time he has held the position of dean in his career. Jones comes to WVU from Virginia Tech where he served as head of the Department of Biological Sciences. Prior to his time at VT, he worked in the School of Forestry at Auburn University from 1995 to 2002. “His background at land-grant institutions, and his commitment to their role in higher education, make him a perfect choice as this University moves forward,” said Michele Wheatly, provost and vice president of academic affairs, in a press release.

Jones said he chose to apply here because certain attributes made WVU stand out and the position more appealing to he and his family. He said this was the right fit for him because he loves looking for “new challenges” and “complex duties” to help make a difference not only at the university, but within the community. “West Virginia University is the single largest institution in the state, with a very large, and growing population,” Jones said. “It has a great reputation as an institution for its academics, but has even better people within the University.” He has established a few goals he would like to accomplish. He wants the University to increase the number of scholarships offered to students in natural resource programs. He hopes

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Robert Jones, new Dean of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, answers students’ questions in the Mountainlair April 14.

LEBLANC STAYS A MOUNTAINEER West Virginia men’s soccer coach Marlon LeBlanc snubs Penn State to stay at WVU. He gave multiple reasons why he chose to stay. SPORTS PAGE 12


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Continued from PAGE 1 to implement a vigorous plan to create more funding for the faculty and staff, and keep recruiting strong students to the University. Many candidates were considered for the position of dean. Dr. Jones said his knowledge and experience working in the field of higher education made him stand out as a valuable candidate for the job.

He said the University has a great new leadership team and is very excited to have the opportunity to work with the faculty and staff. His wife Jeri will be joining him at WVU. She will be working in the Animal and Nutritional Sciences Department. The hiring process for Jones involved first being selected by a search committee led by Dr. Eugene Cilento, dean of the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.

He was interviewed over the phone and later invited to a twoday on-campus visit to participate in open forums for faculty and students. Provost Wheatly was in charge of making the hire. Rudolph Almasy has served as interim Dean since Mary Ellen Mazey left the position to become the provost and vice president of academic affairs at Auburn University in 2009. danewsroom@mail.wvu.edu

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Continued from PAGE 1 aging system. According to a WVU press release, a 2 percent drop in the system availability is about 20 minutes of downtime for the system, often leaving passengers stopped on the tracks. “I would love to complain about the PRT, but it gets me where I need to be,” said Sarah Lodge, junior pre-accounting major. “It is more convenient than the buses and even though it breaks down, people use it.” Lodge said money should be spent on the PRT to improve it.

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PRT cars line up at the Towers station Monday. An upcoming project to improve the PRT system will upgrade the vehicles and the track as well as improve the computer system.

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Continued from PAGE 1 basement is covered in graffiti. There are also no clocks in the CAC, which students cited as a problem. SGA President Chris Lewallen said the administration is in full support of the changes requested. “An extension of the CAC not only has the opportunity to provide better food options, but also

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Continued from PAGE 1 including the Arboreatum. While the committee is not totally sold on a comprehensive deer “census,” Samuels said it was not a bad idea. He also said for many people on either side of the debate the exact number of deer

gives students more room to expand extracurricular work. As of right now, the SGA has not looked into any funding options,” Lewallen said. Campione met with College of Creative arts Dean Dr. Bernie Schultz before the spring semester ended to discuss the survey. “After meeting with Bernie, some of the issues gathered from the students should be solved by next semester,” Lewallen said. Campione said he was concerned with the issues at

hand and more than willing to oblige the student and faculty population. He plans on meeting with Schultz again at the beginning of the 2010 fall semester with other SGA representatives to help further these plans. When reached for comment, Schultz said the issues are very complex and are being addressed, but would not make further comments. danewsroom@mail.wvu.edu

Clinton also mentioned his love today,” he said. “I got a degree, and for the state of West Virginia and before the service, and I got to talk two highlights of his trip to WVU’s with Da’Sean Butler.” commencement ceremony. “I’ve already had two big thrills devon.unger@mail.wvu.edu is unimportant. Other issues addressed at the meeting included:  Morgantown resident John Duarte hoping the city will do more to enforce parking and trash ordinances in the Wiles Hill and Sunnyside neighborhoods in the future.  City Manager Dan Boroff also suggested the council hold a

rebid for the Sunnyside Up Tax Increment Financing project, or the method of finance that pays for community development by using anticipated gains in property taxes to cover debt from the project. Only one bid was received, Boroff said, which was almost $500,000 over budget. devon.unger@mail.wvu.edu

Reception mixed for Gov. Manchin’s education agenda CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s public schools should revise their hiring criteria and allow would-be peers to weigh in on teacher candidates, the state Senate decided Tuesday. Senators unanimously endorsed that proposal from Gov. Joe Manchin’s education-focused special session agenda. They also sent a second agenda item to the House that would revamp the mandatory teams that help oversee a school’s curriculum, technology, strategic planning and student support services. But delegates had previously scaled back the collaborative teams measure. They also voted Tuesday to gut a Senate-passed bill requiring annual educator evaluations, by amending it to instead call for studies of the topic. The House’s Education Committee has already killed one item from the agenda, voting down legislation addressing low-performing schools. It was poised Tuesday to remove mandates from a measure seeking increased student health screenings. The committee is considering an amendment that would allow parents to skip the exams proposed by Manchin for third, sixth and eighth graders. Critics consider the health screening bill an unfunded mandate on privately insured families, and also question the cost to schools. “To pretend there’s no fiscal note to this, is disingenuous,” Chairwoman Mary Poling, DBarbour, told state officials present during one of her committee’s meetings on the bill. Delegates have been more receptive to Manchin’s non-education measures. The House sent him 10 bills Tuesday that increase state spending by an estimated $120 million. Beneficiaries include workforce development programs, highways, a new statewide accounting system and Manchin’s years-long project aiming to provide broadband Internet access across West Virginia. A separate bill passed to the governor Tuesday from the House provides the Department of Health and Human Resources with $14.7 million from a drug lawsuit settlement secured by Attorney General Darrell McGraw. The Senate Education Committee, meanwhile, had endorsed

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West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin gestures during an interview in his office at the Capitol in Charleston, W.Va., Wednesday. The governor’s agenda for a special legislative session that began Thursday includes offering educators an estimated $30 million to $35 million to work in high-poverty and high-minority schools, or in understaffed subject areas. seven of the agenda’s eight schoolrelated bills, bolstering several of them. To its version of the health screenings bill, it added exams for students entering kindergarten. Another amendment would gradually phase in the exams by grade, between July 2011 and July 2014. It debated the final education item Tuesday, a measure that seeks to make the state’s new school innovation zones more like the independent charter schools found in other states. Schools approved as innovation zones would gain a greater say over their calendar, daily scheduling, curriculum and other areas. Manchin proposed expanding those areas while adding budget planning. The committees changes would make them more like “charter transition schools,” Senate Education Chairman Robert Plymale, DWayne, said Tuesday. Plymale’s committee also voted earlier to double to $2,000 the salary boosts for teachers and principals assigned to high-poverty and high-minority schools. It increased tenfold, to $5,000,

the pay raises for educators in those schools teaching math and science. The hiring bill sent to the House on Tuesday would give equal weight to such areas as relevant experience, education, past evaluations and specialized training. Hiring criteria would continue to include seniority, but for administrative candidates only time spent as an administrator would count. It further allows hiring committees that would include a teacher and would interview candidates for classroom and other professional posts. These committees would recommend candidates to the county superintendent, who would share those choices with the board.

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Space station given extra compartment CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Atlantis astronauts attached a new Russian chamber to the International Space Station on Tuesday, using a robot arm to drive in the 20-foot-long room that will double as a closet and mini-lab. This was the first time NASA delivered a Russian compartment to the 12-year-old space station and required two astronauts working a big robot arm. Normally, Russian space station modules dock automatically. That’s how a similar compartment got to the space station last November. Astronaut Garrett Reisman operated the space station’s robot arm, driving in the module with such precision that the first capture sensor didn’t even go off. “He went right down the middle and got a hole in one,” Mission Control said. Reisman was assisted by Piers Sellers, who called out all the milestones. The six space station residents – especially the three Russians – were thrilled with the addition. Commander Oleg Kotov thanked NASA for delivering the compartment, named Rassvet, or Dawn in Russian. “The International Space Sta-

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tion has grown by one more module,” he called down in Russian. Kotov’s enthusiasm was diminished later in the day when he photographed the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, calling it scary. “That’s not good,” Kotov told reporters. “I really feel not good about that.” Also visible from orbit, he noted, was the volcanic ash above Europe, especially in the evening. “Many ecological problems we can observe and monitor from this space station, for example, fires and some flooding, some poisoning of Earth, nature. It’s very useful from this perspective,” said Kotov, a Russian Air Force colonel and doctor. Rassvet – nearly 8 feet in diameter – is stuffed with more than 3,000 pounds of space station supplies, all provided by NASA under a barter agreement with the Russians. There’s even equipment attached to the outside of the compartment for use on the full-scale science lab that Russia plans to launch in 2012. The addition – which provides an extra docking port – now puts the space station at 98 percent complete in terms of habitable volume and 93 percent complete in terms of structure. Its mass exceeds 816,000 pounds. NASA’s share of the construction work is almost over. Only two shuttle missions remain; they’re currently scheduled for fall. This is the last planned flight for Atlantis after 32 flights over 25 years. President Barack Obama wants NASA out of the shuttle business as soon as possible so it can focus on trips to asteroids and Mars. American astronauts will hitch rides to the space station on Russian rockets until U.S. companies develop their own launch vehicle. Next up for the Atlantis astronauts: two more spacewalks. Stephen Bowen and Michael Good will venture out Wednesday to replace three space station batteries. Another three batteries will be replaced Friday.


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Protesters gather at Massey meeting RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A mixture of union representatives and anti-mining activists gathered outside a historic Richmond hotel Tuesday morning to protest against a common foe – Massey Energy Co. Hundreds of people sang songs, chanted and held signs across the street from the Jefferson Hotel, while Richmondbased Massey’s board opened its annual stockholders meeting inside. Their protests were focused on Massey CEO Don Blankenship, calling for him to resign or to be prosecuted on environmental and workplace safety issues. The meeting has attracted more attention than usual because it comes six weeks after 29 miners died in an explosion at Massey’s Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia. The blast is the nation’s worst coal mining disaster in 40 years and has prompted an outpouring of criticism of Massey. At least two people were arrested inside the hotel by Richmond police. Hotel officials declined to comment, and police did not immediately identify who was arrested or why. Environmental group Rising Tide DC said group members Kate Finneran, 22, and Oscar Ramirez, 25, were arrested after unfurling a 10-by-10 hand-painted banner that read “Massey: Stop Putting Profits Over People” from the mezzanine above the grand foyer in the hotel. They were charged with trespassing and were expected to be released Tuesday afternoon. The protest did not prevent Massey from starting the meeting shortly after 9 a.m. Blankenship defended the company and his own record on safety and environmental compliance. “We reject all accusations that this company is indifferent to safety,” he said during a webcast speech to investors. “I receive a report on every lost-time accident at Massey. We want to know how the injury occurred.” Blankenship said the result has been a signifi cant reduction in the company’s injury rate during his tenure, which started in 1992. “Last year, the Mine Safety and Health Administration thought so much of our workplace safety record that it awarded Massey three of its prestigious Sentinels of Safety awards,” Blankenship said. This year, the agency has deplored safety conditions at Upper Big Branch. MSHA and the Department of Justice are now investigating the explosion to determine the cause and whether any crimes were committed. Blankenship dismissed concerns about the company’s environmental record, which includes a $20 million fine for federal water quality violations in 2008. He said the company

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reduced citations for environmental violations 22 percent in 2009. “Massey is proud of its record protecting the environment in Central Appalachia,” Blankenship said. “Environmental stewardship has become part of this company’s DNA.” Criticism has grown among Massey shareholders, some of whom pushed fellow investors to vote against three incumbent board members in response to the explosion. “It’s long past time for this company and this board to strengthen its oversight, independence and accountability,” AFL-CIO official Daniel Pedrotty said during the meeting. Pedrotty was one of several people who spoke in favor of rejecting three incumbent directors. Despite the objections, the three board members were reelected. Proposals requiring directors to win a majority of votes and requiring the full board to be elected annually also passed. The company refused to reveal the outcome of the votes, saying only that the board members received a majority of the votes. Outside the hotel, United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts said the vote must have been close for the company to conceal the totals. “That tells you they got clobbered, considering the fact that they didn’t have anybody running against them. They ran unopposed and almost lost,” he said with a laugh. North Carolina State Treasurer Janet Cowell, whose office is one of nine state pension funds or treasurer’s offices opposed to the company’s directors, called the outcome disappointing, but said the close results made it “clear that a near majority of shareholders have no confidence in these directors.” She vowed to continue the fight for different leadership for the company. Along two streets surrounding the hotel, graying men with UMW hats and jackets waved signs reading “Don Belongs in Jail not Board Rooms.” Nearby, young activists held signs saying “Massey: Killing Miners, Killing Mountains.” The miners, many of them retired, and activists agreed it was an odd pairing but said they came together to demand that Massey change its leadership. Many of the environmental groups have fought with Massey for years over issues at the company’s mines in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia. “They’re simply focusing on one of the evils of Massey Energy and we’re focusing on one of the other ones,” Lacy MacAuley, with Rising Tide DC, said of the union-activist gathering. Massey is predominantly nonunion and the UMW has challenged the company over worker-safety issues.

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Apple’s iPhone does well without being the best SEATTLE (AP) — It’s been three years, an eternity for gadgets, since Apple Inc. unveiled the iPhone, and by now other phones do some things better. Yet Apple is selling more iPhones than ever. What is it about the iPhone? Its success shows how Apple has triumphed at two crucial qualities: status and simplicity. And it’s a reminder that while intense Apple fans will obsess over the upgrades the iPhone is expected to get this summer, such details won’t matter as much to everyday buyers. Other phones have higher-resolution cameras and can shoot high-definition video. The processor seems faster in new phones such as the Droid Incredible. A more energy-efficient touchscreen technology is eclipsing the one used in the iPhone screen. And competitors are matching features that once set the iPhone apart, including its slim shape and its store with thousands of

applications and games. “This thing is not state of the art,” says ABI Research analyst Michael Morgan. But whether the iPhone has the best technology doesn’t seem to be the question most people ask. Instead, many people crave the aura of cool that iPhones seem to convey. “When you see people with them, I’m like, ‘Oh, OK, they get it,’” says Jason Sfetko, a designer at Complex magazine in New York. When he sees someone with a BlackBerry, “I might think, maybe they’re an accountant or something. They’re answering too many e-mails.” The allure extends to China, where Apple started selling iPhones in October. “I’m quite amazed about what the iPhone has achieved,” says Deng Jinchun, a manager at Jing Lang, a large iPhone retailer in China’s Hunan province. With slight changes, “Apple has been selling the same

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In this June 19, 2009 file photo, customers look over the new Apple iPhone 3G S at the Apple store in San Francisco. phone for about three years and the sales are still increasing. I can’t imagine a Nokia phone or any other brand could achieve something similar.” Others are more focused on the simplicity of using the iPhone. Mark Britton, CEO of a com-

pany called Avvo that publishes ratings on lawyers by their clients, is on his iPhone so much that his wife jokes it’s his fourth child. He says it’s surprisingly easy to talk on the phone and look up something on the Internet at the same time.


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Ed reforms don’t address root of problem West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin called the state Legislature to a special session last week to address public education reform. The goal of the special session is to make changes in West Virginia’s public school system in order to beat out competing states and secure millions for the state in federal dollars as part of the Obama Administration’s Race to the Top Fund. But we wonder if the proposed changes will actually improve our state’s public education. West Virginia missed the cut in Phase 1, with major grants going to Delaware and Tennessee in the amount of $100 million and $500

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million, respectively. The state hopes to win at least $75 million of the $3.4 billion that will be awarded in Phase 2 later in the year. Applications for those funds are due June 1, thus the need for the current special session. Criteria for Race to the Top funds include adopting standards and assessments that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace; implementing data systems that can analyze student achievement; improving quality of effectiveness of public school teachers and principals, and turn around the “lowest-performing schools.”

The first bill of the special session will require annual evaluations for all teachers. Future bills may be voted on in the coming days to authorize independent charter schools in the state and link teacher pay to student standardized test performance. While annual teacher evaluations may be a good first step, such measures will mean nothing without new evaluation criteria along with incentives for attaining satisfactory evaluations and punishment for those teachers who routinely fail to measure up. To maintain fairness and accuracy, such evaluations should be carried out by the principal,

perhaps with the help of multiple faculty members chosen by the teacher under evaluation. Yet, that entire process would be prohibitively costly and only add to the burden of paperwork which already bogs down. In a state like West Virginia, which already struggles to recruit and retain effective educators, can administrators really go after under-performing teachers? Without higher pay, that remains uncertain. What is certain, however, is that authorizing charter schools while at the same time linking public school teacher pay to student performance on standard-

ized test scores will exacerbate the inequality of our state’s schools. If such a measure is taken, the best students (and the most mobile) in underperforming schools will move to better charter schools. Why would any good teacher want to stay in a school where the children don’t care and the parents won’t help, especially if their salary depends upon the successes of failures of those students? Those issues need to be addressed before any real reform can take place.

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Boats approach a drilling platform at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Monday.

Gulf oil disaster highlights further corporate irresponsibility JORDAN BONNER

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Following the explosion on the oil rig Deepwater Horizon and the subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, radio personality Rush Limbaugh asserted, “The ocean will take care of (the spill) on its own if it was left alone and left out there ... It’s natural. It’s as natural as the ocean water is.” Such assertions are not surprising coming from Limbaugh. It is troubling, however, that the chief executive of British Petroleum, Tony Hayward, espoused similar views. The Guardian reported that Hayward claimed BP’s oil spill is “relatively tiny” compared with

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the “very big ocean.” Hayward told The Guardian, “The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume.” These arguments – or, shall we say, excuses – are unacceptable and serve only to bolster the insidious remarks made by Limbaugh. Crude oil is, of course, natural. However, the mere fact that it is natural does not mean that it is not ecologically harmful. Limbaugh falls prey to the type of naturalistic fallacy known as “appeal to nature” by equating the concept of “natural” with the concept of “good.” He assumes that since oil seepage from the ocean floor occurs naturally it cannot be a bad thing. He fails to grasp several obvi-

ous points here: that oil can indeed be harmful to organic beings; that oil seepage can thus be a negative event, regardless of how natural it is; and that massive oil contamination is harmful whether it occurs naturally or by human hands. It should be clear that the naturalness of oil is not what is at issue here – it is a moot point. What is at issue here is that this particular oil disaster was caused by humans – humans who could have taken adequate measures to prevent the accident or at least devised a contingency plan. They failed to do both. The most important issue is how to quell the onslaught of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. The Guardian reported that Hayward promised BP would fix

the disaster, which could surpass the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill as the biggest US oil spill in history. Hayward stated, “We will fix it. I guarantee it. The only question is we do not know when.” When? That is a good question indeed. It has been nearly a month since oil began spewing into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of roughly 5,000 barrels per day, which remains a contentiously low estimate. BP has shown in the weeks since the disaster that they had no contingency plan to deal with an oil spill of this magnitude. The British energy giant has been able only to muster haphazard, partial fixes for blocking the oil leak – all of which have proven ineffective. How long does it take to contain an oil leak? Correcting such

a leak is undoubtedly a logistical nightmare from an engineering perspective, as the oil is spewing from a pipe approximately one mile below the water’s surface. However, even without a contingency plan in place, four weeks should have been enough time for BP to at least devise a coherent plan of action. The USA Today reported BP did have an emergency response plan entitled “Regional Oil Spill Response Plan - Gulf of Mexico” that offered technical details on how to use chemical dispersant and provided instructions on what to say to the news media. The plan, however, did not mention how to react if a deep-water well spewed oil uncontrollably. It seems clear now, because of the catastrophe in the Gulf of

Mexico, that oil spill emergency response plans suffer from what Rep. Nick Rahall, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, referred to as a “failure of imagination.” BP executives neglected to consider the possibility of the current disaster and are using this failure of imagination to excuse their incompetence. Their response to the oil spill has, overall, been both tragically incoherent and woefully inadequate. Multiple emergency response plans should be an integral part of any dangerous, large-scale operation, even for worst-case scenarios. The mere improbability of an accident such as the one currently savaging the Gulf of Mexico is not an excuse for failing to prepare for it.

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Exhibit to feature artists with disabilities BY MACKENZIE MAYS A&E EDITOR

The “Real Opportunities Make People Productive” art exhibit opens Thursday at the Mesaros Gallery in the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts. The exhibit is dedicated to demonstrating the talents of West Virginia artists who have disabilities, while at the same time highlighting the human rights these individuals face in society. The ROMPP program has been operating for four years and has allowed opportunities to those with disabilities interested in the fine arts by providing funding for materials, classes and cultural events in the community, according to the program’s coordinator and manager, Helen Panzironi.

“The program’s main goals are to provide support to individuals with disabilities who are interested in the fine arts as a hobby, profession or just for exploration and to help them realize their dreams,” Panzironi said. “It provides an opportunity for people with disabilities to be assimilated into arts programs that already exist in their community with the general public. We are not a segregated program – we just help people take advantage of programs that already exist.” Panzironi said the local community has shown the program great support, including the WVU College of Creative Arts, the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities and the WVU Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism, which allowed it’s students to profile

ROMPP participants with multimedia tools through its TakingPART project. 16-year-old Tucker Lewis, who has cerebral palsy, is participating in the ROMPP exhibit and has been painting since he was 10, contributing to several local juried exhibits, including his own show. Tucker is involved in a program called Artistic Realization Technologies, which offers alternative tools for artists with disabilities. One of these technological tools Tucker uses is a laser pointer attached to a headband he wears to indicate the direction of his art, in which he uses to select a range of directions like “zoom in,” “move left” or “walk forward.” With the help of a “tracker,” a person who acts as a physical ve-

hicle to interpret Tucker’s art due to the limited use of his hands, he is able to create his work, responding to yes or no questions by communicating with his eyes. Every aspect of the painting is Tucker’s own-even down to the brush size, paint color and canvas type. Tucker’s mother Debi said the program has allowed her son to experience a whole new level of expression and is forever grateful to people like Panzironi, who have helped support her son along the way. “Tucker enjoys the creative self-expression. Imagine not being able to speak in a way most people take for granted. Now find a voice in art. It’s important, and it helps others see past his disabilities,” Debi said. “Helen Pan-

zironi is gracious, generous and sincere and has done so much for ‘her’ artists. Without her efforts, Tucker’s art would probably not leave his studio or the walls of our home.” While Debi appreciates the opportunities these programs allow for people like her son, she hopes people can appreciate them as true, serious artists. “People shouldn’t categorize these programs as therapy instead of vocation,” Debi said. “These individuals are artists, not hobbyists. They are serious craftsmen who happen to have disabilities. Failure to acknowledge that is insulting to their talents.” Candace Jordan is participating in the event for the first time this year but has had previous involvement with the WVU CED and

said the center has helped create resources for her art through funding materials and publishing her poetry. Since Jordan’s narcolepsy prevents her from working full time, the programs at the CED have helped support her. Aside from writing poetry, Jordan specializes in acrylics and digital painting and said programs like ROMPP have the ability to positively change the artists who participate in them and the community that gets to enjoy them. “These programs are invaluable to the community. Anything that increases understanding of people with disabilities and gives them opportunities can only be

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Vintage Drive brings Southern ‘Letters to Juliet’ better left unsent Rock to Morgantown Saturday JAMES CARBONE

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BY AARON DAWSON STAFF WRITER

Despite only forming in December 2009, Fairmont band Vintage Drive has already successfully performed a host of shows in West Virginia through their supremely active touring schedule. After having played the Goal Rush venue in Worthington, W.Va., band Vintage Drive will play a show in Morgantown. Fans of southern rock and country can catch Vintage Drive perform at Rhythm and Brews Saturday. Vintage Drive’s lineup is a variation from the now-defunct band Ocean City Skyline. Having played in Ocean City Skyline, musicians Josh Skidmore, Matt Dumont, Andrew Perine and Michael Stewart recruited Billy Kenser and Aly Hutzel to play drums and vocals in their new project. “I was lucky enough to be singing at an open mic (at the Boston Beanery) at the same time they were looking for a female lead vocalist. Hutzel said. “I had no ‘real’ band experience but Josh Skidmore had me sing for Mike anyway and the rest fell into place.” Kesner, a drummer of ten years, said the band’s writing process often begins with a kernel of an idea and usually develops with all of the members’ creative input.

“Stewart will usually come to us with a guitar riff and from there, we all try to work out a whole song,” Kesner said. While the music aspect of the band is a collaborative effort, the process of the writing the songs’ lyrics is a dual responsibility of Stewart and Hutzel. Hutzel praises Stewart as a musician able to refine Hutzel’s original draft of the lyrics. Hutzel said, “He’s a great asset to me because he’ll be the first one to say: ‘This is great’ or ‘This really sucks, Aly.’ He helps me edit the lyrics, find a good feel for the music and has a real talent for saying with the guitar what a songwriter is striving to say with words.” After their work is complete, Hutzel and Stewart present their final product for the remaining members’ conformation. Though the band plays this original material at it’s shows, Vintage Drive tends to incorporate a healthy addition of cover songs into their set list. Hutzel said every individual in the band embraces a variety of musical influences (Kesner with rock and metal and Stweart a jazz/blues background) which helps put a unique spin on every song they cover. Having grown tired of the “variety band” label given to the band by bars, Hutzel and the band decided to embrace the title as they give each cover song they perform variety.

Cover songs “never sound exactly how they were written but hold onto enough of the original concept of the song so it doesn’t take away any of that integrity,” Hutzel said. “People really respond to that. They can recognize a familiar classic southern rock song and then keep listening because of how we’ve arranged it.” Showing adoration for her band mates, Hutzel said. “They honestly took a big chance on me,” he said. “I had no idea how any equipment worked or was set up and no concept of how to talk to a crowd or work a stage. They made me, honestly.” Hutzel went on to say, “They honestly took a big chance on me. I had no idea how any equipment worked or was set up and no concept of how to talk to a crowd or work a stage. They made me, honestly.” Kenser said the band is currently writing more original songs and plans to record a fulllength album soon. Fans can anticipate the album near the end of Summer. Rhythm and Brews charges a $5 cover. Vintage Drive will be playing the venue from 10 p.m. through 2 a.m. For more information, visit the band’s website at www.vintagedrivemusic.com for upcoming performances. aaron.dawson@mail.wvu.edu

‘Robin Hood’ reboot aims, misfires DAVID RYAN

A&E EDITOR

Ahead of the movie’s release, director Ridley Scott promised moviegoers a more realistic portrayal of the legendary figure Robin Hood than they had seen before. The problem is, they’re not given a reason to care. Despite moving away from a long tradition of tights and overly merry men, and 10,000 miles away from anything to do with Kevin Costner, “Robin Hood” fails to stick. If you’ve ever heard anything about the basic legend of Robin Hood, you know that he steals from the rich and gives to the poor, has a thing for the Maid Marion and dwells in a forest setting. Unlike other interpretations of the character, “Robin Hood” attempts to fill in the gap of one area we’re never really had much background – his transformation from king’s soldier in the crusades to his status as an outlaw. With this, it does well. Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe) is on the way back from a Crusade in the Holy Lands with his fellow English soldiers. When King Richard the Lionheart is killed during a blitz of arrows, Robin and his friends abandon ship and head back to England. On their trek, Robin finds a fallen knight Robert Loxley, the victim of an ambush led by the villainous Sir Godfrey. Loxley wishes Robin to return his sword to his family in Nottingham, to which Robin obliges. First, however, they must return the King’s crown by posing as the knights slain in the ambush. Upon his return, Robin hands the king’s crown to the royal family, prompting Richard’s younger

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Russell Crowe stars as the English legend in ‘Robin Hood.’ brother, John, to ascend the throne. His plan to return the empire to prosperity is simple – severe taxes on an already bankrupt country. Robin arrives in Nottingham, assuming the guise of Loxley on the bequest of his father, so his daughter Marion (Cate Blanchett) may keep their land. It is through seeing the village’s suffering that we finally see the tradition of Robin Hood emerge. In 140 minutes, “Robin Hood” sometimes dwells too much in the community of Nottingham, giving the back-story of royal assassination and French espionage a backseat to the underlying romance of Marion and Robin. Much of the typical crew of the legend of Robin Hood also are reduced to bit parts, perhaps to take in account the screen is entirely devoted to Crowe at all times. Friar Tuck (Mark Addy) appears whenever they need some light comic effect and his motley crew appears whenever there’s an arrow or a fight to be had. Even the typically villainous Sherriff of Nottingham (Matthew McFadyen) is almost completely absent, and isn’t as conniving

as Alan Rickman’s portrayal in “Prince of Thieves.” There’s much to like about the movie, including Crowe’s performance. At times, his accent does wobble, though anything is better than Costner’s character. But then, there’s also a lot to dislike. Many people who I’ve discussed the film with have some reason for not seeing it. There’s a good reason: The legend of Robin Hood never changes, and every incarnation is basically the same. The ending also feels tacked on, allowing for a sequel as most modern blockbusters do. It seems so much like the writers forgot to allow for his eventual banishment from society and threw it in the last minute. Scott’s attempt to cleanse the myth of tights, jovial merry men and other tacky elements is admirable but it’s still the same thing. We’ve had an overload of interpretations of the character and unfortunately, “Robin Hood” adds nothing or gives us a reason to make us care any differently for this one. david.ryan@mail.wvu.edu

It is always good to see a new idea for a film. In “Letters to Juliet,” the premise focuses on the famed Juliet Capulet of “Romeo and Juliet” who, in the modern day, hosts a home in Verona, Italy, where women can write letters to her and receive a response. These responses are written by Juliet’s secretaries, a group of women from all walks of life who take the time out of their day to help answer questions of love. Juliet is, herself, fictional, but still – a unique way to start a story. The film then also features every ridiculous romance film cliche possible to ruin what was once interesting into the mundane. Amanda Seyfried (“Dear John”) stars as Sophie, a wannabe writer who works as a fact checker for The New Yorker and

is obsessed with the concept of true love. The main story gets started when Sophie, with her fiance, Viktor, played by “Science of Sleep’s” Gael Garcia Bernal, take a pre-wedding honeymoon to Verona, Italy, as Viktor will be too busy running his new restaurant once the two get married. Once on vacation, Viktor becomes obsessed with planning things for the restaurant, and the two frequently split up to enjoy their vacation separately. Eventually, Sophie stumbles upon Juliet’s secretaries and joins their ranks, one day finding a letter that is more than 50 years old. Sophie decides to write back to the woman who wrote it, Clara, telling her to embrace true love if she already hasn’t. Shortly after, Clara, played by Vanessa Redgrave, and her grandson, Charlie, played by Chris Egan, show up to find her true love Lorenzo, with Sophie tagging along on their wild adventure.

‘LETTERS TO JULIET’ Amanda Seyfried, Christopher Egan Obviously, this film takes a little while to get to the main plot, but, until the end, it rarely feels like it drags. It also features spectacular performances from Redgrave, who doesn’t let her age slow her down and Bernal, who does a

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FEATURE OF THE DAY MORGANTOWN SONG WRITER JIM SAVARINO will be performing original Appalachian roots music at Rip Rocks in Sabraton this Friday at 9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Every Wednesday WVU FIRST BOOK ADVISORY BOARD meets at 7 p.m. in the Kanawha Room of the Mountainlair. Students and faculty are welcome to attend and get involved with First Book and the WVU Advisory Board. For more information, e-mail wvu@firstbook.org. CYCLING CLUB meets at 8 p.m. in the Bluestone Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, visit www. WVUcycling.com. THE CHEMISTRY LEARNING CENTER is open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Room 408 of Clark Hall. The lab will not be open on University holidays or during the last week of classes. WVU ULTIMATE CLUB/TEAM meets at 5 p.m. at the WVU Intramural Fields and is always looking for new participants. Experience playing ultimate frisbee isn’t necessary. For more information, e-mail Zach at wvultimate@yahoo.com or visit www.sugit.org. WVUACLU meets at 6 p.m. in the Monongalia Room of the Mountainlair. TAI CHI is taught from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Other class times are available. For more information, call 304-319-0581. CATHOLICS ON CAMPUS meets at 8 p.m. at 1481 University Ave. For more information, call 304-296-8231. FREE ARABIC/ISLAM CLASSES are offered in the Mountain Room of the Mountainlair from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Sohail at schaudhr@mix.wvu.edu. ESL CONVERSATION TABLE will meet at 6 p.m. at the Blue Moose Cafe. All nationalities are welcome. The table is sponsored by Monongalia County Literacy Volunteers, a member of the United Way family. For more information on Literacy Volunteers, contact Jan at 304296-3400 or mclv2@comcast.net. WVU FENCING CLUB will host advanced fencing practice from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Stansbury Hall Gym. For more information, e-mail wvufencing@gmail.com or visit www.encingclub.studentorgs.wvu.edu. AIKIDO BEGINNERS CLASS will be held at 6 p.m. at 160 Fayette St. Student rates are available. For more information, e-mail. var3@cdc.gov.

Every Thursday CODEPENDENTS 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. 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 szinn1@mix.wvu.edu or visit www.lutheranmountaineer.org/disaster. 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

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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.

Continual 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 wvugolfclub@gmail.com. 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 chi_vc@adelphia.net. 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 304-985-0021. CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING SER VICES are provided for free by the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. A walk-in clinic is offered weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services include educational, career, individual, couples and group counseling. Please visit 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_ srsh@hotmail.com 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 lsm@lutheranmountaineer.org or visit www.lutheranmoun-

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taineer.org and follow the links to the LSM Web site. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN needs volunteers. WIC provides education, supplemental foods and immunizations for pregnant women and children under 5 years of age. This is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. For more information, contact Michelle Prudnick at 304598-5180 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 bigs4kids@yahoo.com. 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 home-cooked 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 304-983-2823 or e-mail rfh@ wvuh.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 FEL LOWSHIP 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 Web site at www.wvuiv.org.ed by this in lower case. KALEIDOSCOPE, an afterschool program, is dedicated to providing a safe and educational environment for children afterschool. The programs provides homework help and enrichment classes. The program runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Interested volunteers should e-mail matt. wood07@gmail.com or call 304-2919288.

HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR

Your home is your castle.

BORN TODAY This year, home and family increase in importance. You could be surprised by an event or happening that heads in from out of left field. Actually, though at first you might be dismayed by the change, it turns out to be most beneficial. If you are single, others find you to be extremely appealing. As a result, you will draw your share of suitors. If you are attached, the two of you reconnect on a deeper level. Caring flows, especially if you honor the friendship that exists between you. LEO is strong-willed, if nothing else.

GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) ★★★ Be aware of the damages of a decision or heading in a certain direction. Though it might be OK today, it might not feel right later. In the afternoon, clear the air with a discussion. You are more OK than you thought. Tonight: Hang out with friends.

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) ★★★★ How you present a situation could be a lot different from how you heard the facts. Ask yourself what the purpose of this approach is. You can only protect others so much. Someone might challenge you. Tonight: Open up to other possibilities. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) ★★★ Return messages and get through calls. A slew of e-mail also might await you. A sense that you might need to change plans emerges. If you simply focus on one task at a time, you will get a lot more done. Try it. Tonight:

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) ★★★★ You have a winning style and manner. You might want to do something differently. Surprising information comes in your direction, presenting a new avenue. Before saying “yes,” recognize the costs of a plan. Tonight: Treat yourself and a loved one. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) ★★★★ You are all smiles – finally, you feel revived. Don’t take another person’s comments personally. You might be misunderstanding the context. Work with an unpredictable loved one. Tonight: Whatever makes the Lion roar. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) ★★ The less said the better. It might be appropriate to stay mum considering another person’s surprising decision. There will be more forthcom-

ing, so to stay within is important. What you say right now could change radically. Tonight: A friend demonstrates his or her caring. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) ★★★★ A meeting points you in the right direction. Understand that you are transforming within. As a result, you could be off about what you think you want. Even if someone is forcing your hand, hold back until you are sure of yourself. Tonight: A boss or someone who counts pays you a compliment. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) ★★★ No one is a better manager than you. Circumstances are such that you do want to step up to the plate. An unexpected risk might make you uncomfortable. Be willing to say “no,” even if it disappoints someone. Tonight: A must appearance. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) ★★★★ Once more, find your favorite chair, sit down and do some intense reflecting. A situation could be provocative if not handled appropriately. Also, if your attitude were different, the situation might roll off you like water. Tonight: Try a new mind-set. What do you have

to lose? CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) ★★★ Sometimes it is easier to let a partner do what he or she wants. This person is unusually dramatic and headstrong. You can forewarn him or her, but nothing replaces experience as a teacher. Flex with changing plans. Tonight: Just go along for the ride. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) ★★★★ Others want what they want. You cannot stop them, so step out of the way. Only through the experience can they see what you were referring to. Meanwhile, use some extra time to reorganize a project. Tonight: Squeeze in a walk. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) ★★★ You discover the power of accomplishment. You feel great when you achieve a goal or complete a project. A debate as to how to proceed is important. You want to hear different views. Tonight: Rethink what is said in a meeting. BORN TODAY Human rights activist Malcolm X (1925), actor James Fox (1939), musician Kyle Eastwood (1968)

Pearls Before Swine

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F Minus

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Get Fuzzy

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Cow and Boy

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DIFFICULTY LEVEL EASY LAST SEMESTERS’S PUZZLE SOLVED

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Six years of getting ‘Lost’ ends Sunday DAVID RYAN

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After countless suspicion, intrigue and confusion, the series finale of “Lost” will finally reveal what I’ve long suspected – the entire thing will be a dream and Patrick Duffy will emerge from a shower. That would, of course, be the ultimate betrayal for an audience who has followed every twist, turn and time traveling moment that made “Lost” so enthralling.

After Tuesday’s episode, the final pieces of the proverbial jigsaw have been put into place. Sunday is nothing short of a television event, with four hours dedicated to it on ABC, with the complete pilot and 2.5 hour series finale. For those who can’t wait, executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse will be discussing the show and the finale in a special interview, available only in cinemas. Hollywood Theaters is airing the special interview Thursday at 8 p.m. Tickets are available now. Tuesday’s episode saw Jack

answering the island’s call for a new protector, after Fake Locke (Smoke Monster) killed Jacob. Much of this season has been about the ascension of the next “candidate,” with a handful of names of the major cast chosen. With many of those characters now dead, Jack seemed like the obvious choice – especially with his talk of not leaving the island. Ben, despite appearing ready to face the monster’s wrath, stayed true to his sniveling roots – selling out Charles Whitmore and his associate to Fake Locke the second he met him. The flash-sideways world ap-

pears to be coming to a conclusion, with all the cast winding together that will hopefully either see them become aware of their predicament or at least some kind of satisfying conclusion. After an amazing first season, which saw the islanders acclimate to their harsh surroundings, the show ramped up its mythology and kept going. Time travel was also introduced in the fifth season, and in this, the sixth and final season, we saw our islanders also living an alternate, parallel existence elsewhere. Part of what made this show so

appealing is its ability to prevent anyone correctly guess what’s happening in the next episode. But with so many questions left unanswered – such as what the island is, exactly – the finale begs for speculation. At the risk of ruining any and all credibility I have – the finale will see Jack ascend the throne as the Island’s protector, pitted against Fake Locke forever and eternity. Everyone will die, simply because they are expendable. There’s no real redemption for these characters off the island – they’ve been and come back, looking for purpose.

Sadly, their purpose is to die – to buy Jack enough time to save the island from the dark forces that would destroy it. As for the alternate existence characters – I have no idea how it will end up, so I’ll sit back and enjoy the ride. We’ve been through a lot in this series – we deserve a finale worthy of our constant, agonizing attention to detail and focus. To not justify years of countless headaches and twists would undermine the creative legacy “Lost” could have for some years to come. david.ryan@mail.wvu.edu

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Earlier this week, the “Lost” producers said the show would end in tears for some viewers. With that clue, to me it is only necessary that all members of the cast will die. All except for one – the next protector of the island. After Tuesday night’s episode, that person seems to be Jack. If there is a protector, there must be a something still to protect and someone to protect it from. Locke will find the opportunity to leave the island more beneficial than destroying it.

Desmond is slowly but surely pulling everyone into the 2004 Storyline. That way, everyone who has dead is actually going to be completely fine, as well as know everything that happened to them. Well, not everyone, as the island is still going to need a guardian. The frontrunner for that job, to me is Jack, but Hugo may be it instead. Regardless, I think everyone else is going to bite it. Hopefully Kate next.

Locke, in the form of the Man in Black, will manage to kill off everybody except one – Jack. Desmond will then find a way to make Fake Locke stop being the MiB, consequently turning him back into the late John locke. Viewers will then come to find that Jack’s father Christian is alive and well on the island. The series will end with Jack, Christain, Locke, Ben, Miles, and Richard Alpert as the protectors of the island. With Jack Being the new Jacob.

Literature seminar brings renowned authors, students together BY BRITTNI MCGUIRE STAFF WRITER

West Virginia University’s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences is hosting the 2010 Summer Seminar: “After the National Paradigm: Literary History, Translation and the Making of World Literature” Thursday. Seminar sessions will include readings and literary discussions provided to registered participants prior to the seminar. It will also include film screenings,

art exhibits and other cultural events. Discussions will focus on areas of research including recent debates about world literature, emerging scholarship on the ethics of comparison in translation studies and contemporary works of literature. The event will examine literary works of transitional writing in the context of the global literary marketplace, the geography of the book, the history of close reading and new concepts

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ate a life outside the norm.” Approximately 45 pieces will Continued from PAGE 5 be featured at the exhibit, and of these, 30 will be for sale to the an asset,” Jordan said. “Art is a public.The ROMPP art exhibit beparticularly important form of ex- gins Thursday at 1 p.m. and will pression for people like me who run through June 5. have been forced by illness to take the road less traveled and to cremackenzie.mays@mail.wvu.edu

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Continued from PAGE 5 great job of being a boyfriend by letting work overtake his love life, doesn’t lead the audience to hate the character. Egan also does a good job, so hopefully this film will give the Australian-born actor some exposure. However, Seyfried seems to play Sophie as a 2D character, if she is angry or annoyed, those are the only emotions we see; there is no layering to the character. Also, the film just seems to fall apart at the end, as if a happy ending had to be forced on the characters against their will. I feel the blame for that goes

to director Gary Winick, who was also responsible for last year’s film catastrophe “Bride Wars.” It was as if he simply told his actors to embrace cheesiness for the final scene and was watching something else well the crew was shooting it. Yet the main concept for the movie was pretty solid, and most of it was shot in Italy, which, even on film, is still a beautiful country. For those that want a film to cuddle to, this will fill the criteria, but people look for some depth should probably just rent something. Not “Bride Wars.” Grade: C+ james.carbone@mail.wvu.edu

among literatures worldwide. The seminar’s main goal is to bring together different types of people to examine a variety of genres of literature and topics, according to Donald Hall, Department of English Chair at WVU. “Our annual summer seminar brings together faculty and graduate students from around the country to do three days of intense study of an important topic,” Hall said. “Every year we attract participants locally and

nationally.” Each year, literary works are examined based on a different topic or point of interest and students interested in the field are given an opportunity to interact with professionals. “The seminar offers its participants the chance to study with an internationally-known scholar in the field and is a superb opportunity for scholars of all levels to interact and learn together,” Hall said. This year’s seminar will focus

on fiction and nonfiction work by renowned authors J.M. Coetzee, Kiran Desai, Kazuo Ishiguro, Caryl Phillips and collaborative web artists Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries. Rebecca L. Walkowitz, Associate Professor and Associate Director of Graduate Studies in the English Department of Rutgers University, will lead the seminar. Walkowitz is the author of many literary works and journals, as well as a Harvard

Graduate. She is the recipient of Honorable Mention for the 2008 Perkins Prize for her book entitled “Cosmopolitan Style: Modernism Beyond the Nation”. The seminar begins at 7:30 p.m. and concludes Sunday at noon. The event will include five, two-hour sessions. For more information, contact Donald Hall at donald.hall@ mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-3871. brittni.mcguire@mail.wvu.edu


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Equestrian team finishes 11th in second-ever trip to Nationals BY BRIAN KUPPELWEISER SPORTS WRITER

Despite a coaching change prior to the start of the season, the West Virginia University club equestrian team was able to persevere and finished 11th at Nationals earlier this month. It was just the second time in program history the team has made it to the National Competition, team member Morgan Squires said. “We did something right this year,” she said. The Mountaineers finished 11th out of 18 teams in the national competition in Lexington, Ky., May 6-9 behind the tutelage of new head coach Debbie Fields. Players give much credit for the team’s finish to Fields. “I was so impressed with the amount of effort she put into the team and how good she was working with everybody,” Squires said. “She tailored her

teaching style to each individual rider.” Fellow team member and club president Erin Murray echoed her sentiments. “Our new coach has broken all of our riding down basically, and she was just finding the problems with our base so we knew why we were making mistakes,” Murray said. “She just rebuilt it essentially, and it was a long process, but it made a world of difference for us this year.” Murray didn’t expect so much early success under the new coach. She said it is unheard of for a program to go to Nationals with a first-year head coach. “I did not think we would have a chance of going to Nationals,” Murray said. “I thought we had a chance at the show before that just because we did have a talented team. “Everyone assumed WVU

was down this year, and that we were scrambling to get back on our feet,” Murray said, “but we came out strong.” Squires and Murray hope the success at nationals will help boost recruiting next season. Squires said the team lost some members last year because of busy schedules and the bad economy. “This will help draw in people, because we are solid team, and because we know how to get you to a position where you can win,” Squires said. Next season, Murray said the team will try to improve its place at Nationals. Squires said the team will be better prepared for another run to Nationals next year. “If anything, next year will be just as good if not better,” Murray said. “We have a chance to be in the top 10.” brian.kuppelweiser@mail.wvu.edu

2010 WORLD CUP

US players try to prove themselves PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Prove made the quarterfinals, he was a mainstay heading to the 2006 Before the U.S. team tries to tournament. Then Beasley’s caestablish itself on soccer’s big- reer went into decline just as the gest stage, several players must U.S. squad was falling apart. prove themselves worthy of being Beasley became almost a foron the squad that goes to South gotten man following his poor Africa. play at last year’s ConfederaSure, there are the giv- tions Cup. Only recently has he ens – Landon Donovan, Clint emerged from that funk as he’s Dempsey, Tim Howard, Jozy Al- bounced from England to Scottidore – who, if healthy, not only land and fought off injuries, inwill make coach Bob Bradley’s 23- cluding a thigh problem that man squad, but almost surely will sidelined him for two months this start on June 12 against England. season with Glasgow Rangers. He was recalled for a friendly There are quite a few uncertains, though, starting with at the Netherlands, and his free midfielder DaMarcus Beasley kick set up the only U.S. goal in a and striker Edson Buddle. And 2-1 defeat. With his performances they understand their tenuous improving, Beasley got the invite to this training camp. situations. “People know what I can do,” “I’m old enough to know what goes into this and what I can he said. “Bob knows what I can and can’t do,” Beasley said Tues- do. It’s just a matter of doing it.” day after a rainy practice session Donovan believes Beasley, punctuated by running — lots of who will turn 28 on Monday, still running. “Obviously I have to be can do all of the things that made myself and express myself well him such a standout years ago. “In Holland in March, we saw on the field and not make myself seem silly with what I do out the DaMarcus we know,” Donovan said. “I think that something there.” For Beasley, it’s a strange place has clicked in his head and he’s to be. A rising star for the 2002 figuring out now what it takes to World Cup, when the Americans be an elite player and we’re seeit.

ing it again.” Donovan also has a strong connection with Buddle, his teammate on the Los Angeles Galaxy in MLS. Buddle has been a scoring machine for the Galaxy this season, prompting his invitation to the camp. He’s not even listed in the 2010 team media guide, showing what an outsider Buddle has been in the U.S. national team’s thoughts. Buddle played 11 minutes for the U.S. team, back in 2003 against Venezuela. Yet he might need to demonstrate less to make the final 23-man roster than does Beasley, because the 28-year-old Buddle has a knack few other Americans can claim: a natural touch near the net. He’s scored nine goals already in MLS, but realizes the level of competition is about to rise exponentially. “I have to compete hard with this opportunity,” Buddle said as he ducked raindrops. “I need to combine well with the players we have on the field. And do it quickly. “I’ve got to be coachable. I have to listen and learn and play my part.”

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Big 10 commissioner Jim Delaney: expansion decision will take time CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Big Ten Conference said Monday that gaining a foothold in the South and extending the reach of the league’s lucrative television market are the two biggest factors as it decides whether to expand. Commissioner Jim Delany also said the Big Ten is not “looking to achieve a championship game” in football even though it could mean millions more for a conference that already shares a reported $22 million each year with its member schools. A title game like those held in the Big 12 and Southeastern Conference would also shorten the lengthy bowlgame layoff for some teams, which has been a point of contention for at least a few of the conference’s coaches. “That’s not the motivation,” Delany said at league meetings in Chicago. “If it was, we could have done that many times over the past 20 years.” Delany said the Big Ten is basically sticking with the timeframe he laid out in December, when he said the league would explore its options over the next 12 to 18 months. Any decision on whether to expand is “months away.” The conference grabbed the

attention of everyone in college sports when it announced that it was considering whether to add to its current 11 members, a move that could lead to a domino effect in other leagues. But Delany insisted this is “not as much about conferences as it is about institutions finding the right fit for themselves.” Delany said the league won’t expand “unless it was fiscally sound, unless there’s a great academic fit and unless there’s a competitive fit.” He would not identify any front-runners or say how many teams the conference would add if it expanded. He did say there would be no vote when school presidents meet June 6, though the issue will be discussed. “We’re exploring, trying to do it the right way,” Delany said. “We’ll either decide to act or not decide to act. The only thing I can tell you is we’re months away from that decision.” Delany said the league would be looking at expansion even without the Big Ten network, although it is a major element in the decision. Demographics, however, will play a bigger role. Missouri, Nebraska, Notre

Dame and Rutgers have been reported as possible targets, along with Texas, Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Maryland. The only Southern school in that group is Texas, although the others would bring strong traditions, rabid alumni, exposure to large TV markets or combinations of all three. “Our schools have benefited by healthy economies, by strong job markets, by growth,” Delany said. “In the last 20 or 30 years, there’s been a clear shift in movement to the Sun Belt. The rates of growth in the Sun Belt are four times the rates in the East or the Midwest.” Membership in the Association of American Universities would be a “very important” factor in considering potential members. All Big Ten schools are part of the AAU, a group of major academic and research institutions. As for a football championship game, Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said he had “mixed emotions” about it. “I’m not feeling like it’s broken in the Big Ten so if expansion does then lead to a football championship, I’m sure it’s something we will take a look at,” he said. “But it’s not driving this process.”

Cleveland fans to LeBron: please stay CLEVELAND (AP) — They’re saying it on billboards, in song, in letters, in petitions and more. Whatever the format, the message from Clevelanders is the same: Dear LeBron James, please don’t go. Please please please don’t go. This hard-luck city on the shores of Lake Erie is desperately trying to show its NBA superstar that, with free agency looming July 1, the best spot for him is right up the road from his hometown of Akron, Ohio, the place where he’s played for seven seasons as a Cleveland Cavalier and won two MVP awards. And in the wake of a baffling early exit from the playoffs – a sixgame series loss to the Boston Celtics – the grass roots campaign has taken on not just a new urgency but the sense of a last chance. Without James, after all, the chances of Cleveland breaking its 46-year titleless streak in major pro sports don’t seem too good. “He’s a hometown guy. We definitely want to put that on his conscience,” said 23-year-old Austin Briggs, of Cleveland Heights, cofounder of the Web site pleasedontleave23.com. Want to join the band wagon?

You can sign a “Stay LeBron” petition right on the hood of Brigg’s souped-up 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, dubbed the “Witness Mobile.” Even before the playoffs, fans had helped fund a banner near the home of the Cavs, showing James through his life with the words “Born Here. Raised Here. Plays Here. Stays Here.” But if Clevelanders think showing a little civic pride will be enough to romance LeBron, they better think again. Other cities are trying to woo him, too. In New York City, The Daily News has launched www.getlebron.com and even Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made a case for James to move – to the Knicks or the Nets. “I love living in New York, my kids love living in New York,” Bloomberg said last week. “I think LeBron James would love living in New York and it is the world’s greatest stage.” Bulls fans, meanwhile, have www.sendlebrontochicago.com while long-suffering Los Angeles Clipper fans are planning a parade aimed at showing the MVP some

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love. So far, James hasn’t tipped his hand. “It’s all about winning for me and I think the Cavs are committed to doing that, but at the same time I’ve given myself options to this point,” he said. The Cavaliers can offer him around $30 million more than any team, but several other clubs can make pitches beginning July 1. The Cleveland campaign to keep James comes with the backdrop of a shrinking city that hasn’t won a major sports championship since the NFL Browns in 1964. A witness to the title drought, 74-year-old Ruth Wine, part of the 212-member LeBron James Grandmothers Fan Club, wrote to him after Thursday night’s deciding playoff loss to make a pitch for his hometown. “That little town truly and deeply loves you, win or lose, for the fine person you are and the kindness you have shown to Akron,” wrote Wine, who herself is from Akron. She has a clue that he might stay: he returned last year to his alma mater, Akron’s St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, to accept his MVP award and accepted his second this year at the University of Akron. “We think he’s not leaving because why would he come back to his high school and then come to the university for his second MVP,” she asked. Browns Pro Bowl return specialist Josh Cribbs appreciates the undying passion of Cleveland fans. When Cribbs was seeking a new contract last season, fans spoke up and demanded the team pay him for his performance. Their “Pay the Man” movement helped Cribbs get a new deal. Cribbs knows Cleveland won’t let James leave without a fight. “The fans are already speaking up,” he said. “This is a motivated city for sports and there are no fans like this anywhere. They are doing whatever they can to keep him.” Even the highbrow Cleveland Orchestra has pitched in with a keep-LeBron video posted on YouTube. Another music video, this one to the tune of “We Are the World” and posted on Break.com features local celebrities and Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland – he’s running for re-election – in a sing-along. The pitch: “Please stay, LeBron. We really need you. No bigger market’s gonna love you half as much as we do.”


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Athletes break personal bests, qualify for NCAAs last weekend BY BRAD JOYAL SPORTS WRITER

The West Virginia track and field team continues to find its stride at the season’s most pivotal point. With only one week left until the Mountaineers take part in the NCAA Outdoor Championships, the team traveled to Philadelphia for the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet before heading to North Carolina for a meet at North Carolina A&T.

The two meets allowed for additional athletes to qualify for next weekend’s NCAA Regional. “We enter into the final phase of the year over the next few weeks and look to run even faster,” said West Virginia head coach Sean Cleary. “With the first-round selections for the NCAA Championships being announced later this week, we are hoping to have a record 10 qualifiers from WVU.”

Senior Keri Bland qualified for the Regionals after a second-place finish in the 800meter race (2:07.04) at Swarthmore. Erin Donohue, a 2008 US Olympian in the event, took first place. Senior Karly Hamric, ran a personal best time (4:15.30) in the 1,500 meter for a secondplace finish. It was also the second-best time in school history, bested only by Olympian Megan Metcalf (4:12.00). It was also a NCAA

Baseball ends regular season with three-game series against Villanova BY MATTHEW PEASLEE SPORTS WRITER

After winning five of its last six Big East Conference games, the West Virginia baseball team is looking to finish out the regular season in a similar fashion. The Mountaineers host Villanova for a three-game series beginning Thursday at 7:05 p.m. and it will be a crucial series for the Mountaineers, which are fighting for their postseason lives. “We’re both in a must-win position,” said WVU head coach Greg Van Zant. “It really is a great way to end the season in a competitive way.” The Mountaineers have seen a resurgence in their Big East Conference efforts with a 8-16 conference record, leaving them in 10th place. WVU lost eight of its first nine conference games, though. A big series against the Wildcats will all but assure the Mountaineers a spot in the conference championships to be held in Clearwater, Fla., May 25-30. “We do own a tiebreaker over Villanova, because we were able

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Continued from PAGE 12 The coach has high expectations from the freshman from Berkeley Springs, W.Va. “Twigg will be one of our go-to guys in years to come,” Van Zant said. “He has came along way this year.”

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Continued from PAGE 12 However, the move drew criticism from Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson, who coincidentally opposes the Suns in the NBA Western Conference Finals. “Where we stand as basketball teams, we should let that kind of play out and let the political end of that go where it’s going to go,” Jackson told ESPN.com. Members of another Arizona team, the MLB’s Diamondbacks, have drawn criticism for their decision not to publicly support or protest the immigration law. Proponents of the bill have been picketing Diamondbacks games, both home and away, since late April. Many, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, have called on the MLB to move the 2011 All-Star game from Chase Field in Phoenix if the bill is not

to sweep Notre Dame,” Van THURSDAY Zant said. “We First pitch: 7:05 p.m. do need a sweep FRIDAY or a winning seFirst pitch: 7:05 p.m. ries though, it is SATURDAY crucial.” First pitch: 1 p.m. Villanova (28-21) too is fighting for a pivotal series win versus WVU. With an identical 8-16 conference record the Wildcats and Mountaineers are battling for the eighth and final spot in the Big East Tournament. Villanova’s lineup lacks a legitimate power threat and power numbers are absent throughout the lineup. A pair of outfielders, Matt Szczur and Matt Fleishman, are tied for the team lead with three homeruns a piece. Szcur, a junior and MLB Draft candidate, is second in the Big East in overall batting average at .435. The Erma, N.J., native leads the Big East in triples with six. Although the Wildcats are fourth in the Big East in pitching with a 4.34 ERA there is only one hurler who leads an otherwise

average staff. Kevin Crimmel, a senior southpaw, leads the team with a 2.75 ERA and a 5-1 record. The Harrisburg, Pa., native splits time as a starter and reliever. In last Sunday’s game against Notre Dame, Crimmel came on in the eighth and ninth innings and did not allow a run. The Wildcats still fell to the Irish 4-1. Van Zant is excited for the opportunity to keep the Mountaineers’ season alive against a strong ball club like Villanova. “A lot of teams aren’t able to say that they have a shot to make their conference tournament. We can,” Van Zant said. “We have come a long way and it really is great that we have a chance to close off the season in a special way.” The series between the two schools began in 1996 with WVU holding a 23-12 advantage. In their last meeting on March 29, 2009 the Mountaineers defeated the Wildcats 7-4 to take the threegame series.

Jonathan Hash picked up right where Twigg left off in the seventh inning, finishing the contest. Hash struck out one batter while forcing two double plays. He did allow one run off the bat of Mike Schmidt scoring Ben Winter. “Jonathan pitched well to close that game off for us,” Van Zant said. “We got some runs for him too, which helped him settle

down. It is always easier to pitch with that breathing room.” The Tigers upended the Mountaineers 10-4 at Hawley Field in Morgantown April 6. This was the final out-of-conference game for WVU. The Mountaineers host Villanova for a weekend series starting Thursday at 7:05 p.m.

repealed. Diamondbacks owner and West Virginia University alumn Ken Kendrick has bankrolled several politicians that are primary supporters of the bill. In response, Kendrick has issued press releases that say he is personally opposed to the bill, however, his team has yet to take an official stance. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said boycotts of the Diamondbacks and calls to move the All-Star game are “inappropriate and misguided,” according to ESPN. com, asserting the Diamondbacks should not be punished for their silence. All of this controversy begs the question: Does politics belong in sports? First, consider these questions: Are sports entities separate from the world we live in? Couldn’t they be affected by laws passed in their home state?

Don’t they have the same rights to express themselves that any of us do? A sports organization, as with any other organization or individual, is allowed to express its opinion or not. That is an organization’s right. In turn, the public has a right to react. But, no matter what happens in Arizona, we know it’s proven that politics and sports are inseparable. In America, where everyone has a right to an opinion and everyone is governed by the same laws, debate over those laws spills in to everything. It doesn’t matter if politics belong in sports, because it’s going to be there anyway. And unless you think it’s acceptable to infringe on the first amendment rights of those in the sporting world, you should stop asking if the two are separate.

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him of sexual assault in Milledgeville, Ga. The case will not be prosecuted. In Roethlisberger’s absence, Byron Leftwich took most of the snaps with the starters, just as he has since being reacquired by Pittsburgh in a trade with Tampa Bay last month. Leftwich was the backup when the Steelers won the Super Bowl 15 months ago. There’s no sign from Tomlin that Charlie Batch or Dennis Dixon will get similar work with the regulars. Tomlin promises only that there will be a clearly defined depth chart when training camp begins. “I don’t believe it’s an effective approach to go into camp with a pure, open quarterback competition, if you will, a three-headed quarterback battle,” Tomlin said. “We’ll go in with a pecking order, and the opportunity to show what you’re capable of will be based on that pecking order. All three guys will be given an opportunity but not an equal opportunity.” Training camp will be unique because the Steelers will have two starting quarterbacks to prepare – someone for the first six games and Roethlisberger.

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Robin Hood [PG-13] 12:05-3:05-7:15-10:10 Iron Man 2 [PG-13] 12:00:-12:30-1:20-3:15-3:45-4:15-6:15-6:45-7:15-9:10-9:40

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Furry Vengeance [PG] 12:10-3:10

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meter and Bland in the 1,500 meter. Hamric posted a personal best time (2:08.02) in a first-place finish of the 800 meter. Bland ran a personal-best time (4:14.70) for second in the 1,500 meter. Katelyn Williams finished second in the high jump (1.80) in North Carolina. “Katelyn was flawless in the high jump,” Cleary said. “Should she jump like this in two weeks, she should see herself qualify for the NCAA finals ... I see no

INSIDE COASTAL CAROLINA KEY PLAYER Josh Norman, CB The Chanticleers’ shutdown corner recorded eight interceptions last season as a sophomore – that is more than double the number of interceptions by the next defender for Coastal Carolina. Norman will likely have the task, alongside his fellow members of the secondary, of slowing down the Mountaineer passing attack. But the lack of depth at the receiver position for West Virginia could swing the advantage toward Norman.

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OTHER PLAYERS TO WATCH Desmond Steward, ILB; Dominique Davenport, S; E.J. Brown, ILB; David Duran, TE; Justin Durham, K IMPORTANT LOSSES Tommy Fraser, RB; Philip Oboh, DE STRENGTHS Secondary Pass defense Running game WEAKNESSES Defensive line Ball possession on offense Quarterback play

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Steelers search for temporary QB PITTSBURGH (AP) — These might be the most-scrutinized May practices in Pittsburgh Steelers history. The team resumed its voluntary offseason workouts on Tuesday without suspended quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He remains banned from attending, and there is no indication when the NFL will allow him to participate. “I’m waiting for word from New York like everyone else,” coach Mike Tomlin said. “I’m not going to speculate until I get that word.” For now, Roethlisberger can only join his teammates on the golf course and played a charity event with them on Monday. The Steelers aren’t certain if the league will allow Roethlisberger to attend any of the remaining 11 spring practices, which run each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through June 10. On April 21, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended the two-time Super Bowl winner for the first six games of the season and also ordered him to undergo a behavioral evaluation following a March incident in which a 20year-old college student accused

qualifying number. Juniors Jessica O’Connell (4:19.00) and Kaylyn Christopher (4:25.70) also met an NCAA qualifying time in the 1,500 meter. “These girls have worked so hard and continue to be completely focused,” Cleary said. “It is a tribute to not only their physical readiness but more so of their mental strength.” Hamric and Bland swapped places in North Carolina, as Hamric participated in the 800

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QUOTE TO REMEMBER Coastal Carolina head coach David Bennett on Noel Devine returning for his senior season: “I was really hoping Noel Devine would go pro. It’s going to be tough tackling him. He shows you that size doesn’t matter. It’s about heart. If you have heart and work hard, watch out. And he has both.”

RETURNING LEADERS PASSING Zach MacDowall 126-of-229 for 1,664 yards, 9 touchdowns, 11 interceptions RUSHING Eric O’Neal 89 attempts, 277 yards (4.2 avg.), 2 touchdowns RECEIVING WR Brandon Whitley 30 catches, 469 yards (15.6 per), 4 touchdowns TACKLES ILB Desmond Steward – 60 ZACKS ILB E.J. Brown, DE Quinton Davis – 3 INTERCEPTIONS CB Josh Norman – 8 TEAM STATS COASTAL CAROLINA/OPPONENTS SCORING (per game) 205 (18.6)/280 (25.5) RUSHING PER GAME 153/176.9 RUSHING TD 12/20 PASSING PER GAME 178.9/160.5 PASSING TD 12/15 TOTAL OFFENSIVE YARDS PER GAME 331.9/337.5 TURNOVERS 39/31 TOUCHDOWNS 24/36

reason why Katelyn cannot be on the plane for Eugene (Ore.) in a month.” With so many personal bests being bested as of late, Cleary is confident with his team entering the stretch run of the season. “It has been a very long year for this group,” Cleary said. “I am pleased to see so many lifetime best performances after competing for nine straight months.” brad.joyal@mail.wvu.edu

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Continued from PAGE 12 Chanticleers won the Big South. Last year was the worst for the young program, finishing a disappointing 5-6. The Chanticleers were relatively ineffective in stopping the run on defense and keeping control of the ball on offense. Bennett is looking for better quarterback play from one of four quarterbacks – senior Zach MacDowall, junior Jamie Childers, transfer Aramis Hillary from South Carolina and true freshman Cody Craig. “I told Zach, if someone beats him out, he should be ashamed,” Bennett said. He added that MacDowall went to a leadership seminar and is expected to be a better leader this season. Bennett would like to see his entire team, but specifically his offensive line, come together prior to the start of the year. He also wants to see better leadership. After hearing a motivational speech from former record-setting UCLA softball coach Sue Enquist in the winter, Bennett decided to give more ownership of the program to his assistants, captains and seniors. This spring, each assistant was allowed to lead a practice and implement different drills. Bennett also sent some players to leadership seminars following spring practice. “We’re just trying to get it all in line before we get to Morgantown,” Bennett said. anthony.dobies@mail.wvu.edu


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Classifieds Wednesday May 19, 2010 CAR PARKING

FURNISHED APARTMENTS

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UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS

PARKING SPACES AVAILABLE. TOP of HighStreet.1/year lease. $100/mo 304-685-9810.

PINEVIEW APARTMENTS

1-2/BR. LOWER SOUTH PARK. Includes gas/water/trash. Laundry access. 10-min walk to campus. $450/mo&up. Available Immediately. 304-288-9978 or 304-288-2052

Affordable & Convenient

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.

Within walking distance of Med. Center & PRT UNFURNISHED FURNISHED

2/BR DUPLEX. CLOSE TO CAMPUS. $750/month + utilities. Parking. W/D. A/C. NO PETS. Available May 2010. 304-594-3365 or 304-288-6374.

PARKING AVAILABLE (lot behind Chevron on Beechurst) $65 per month. Lease required. 304-598-2285.

2,3, and 4 BR

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

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PREGNANT? THINKING ABOUT adoption as an option? I’m looking to adopt. I am a nurse living in Northern Virginia for the last 23/years. Please visit my website. www.babyloveva.com to learn more. Contact me at 1-571-882-3533.

Kingdom Properties Downtown & South Park Locations Houses & Apartments Efficiencies Starting @ $310

LEGAL NOTICES THE NEXT MEETING OF THE INVESTMENT SUBCOMMITTEE of the West Virginia University Hospitals,Inc. Board of Directors will convene at 4:00pm Monday, May 24, 2010. Open to the public Those who would like to participate can contact Mary Jo Shahan, CFO at: 304-598-4554

1-7 Bedroom Starting @ $360 292-9600 368-1088

FURNISHED APARTMENTS

On the web:

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

Perilli Apartments A Must See 4 Bedroom House Suitable for 3 or 4 People w/Porch Updated Kitchen, Two Full Baths Quality Furnishings, Washer/Dryer 8 Minute Walk to Main Campus Off Street Lighted Parking - No Pets www.perilliapartments.com

304-296-7476 1/BR NEAR EVANSDALE IN STAR CITY. $400/mo plus electric. AC, parking. NO PETS. 304-599-2991. Available 5/15/10 or 8/15/10. 2-3/BR APTS. AVAILABLE IN MAY. Gilmore St. Apartments. Open-floor plans, large kitchens, large decks, A/C, W/D. Off-street parking. Text/call: 304-767-0765. 2/BR. REMODELED. ONE BLOCK TO campus. Utilities included. WD. Parking available. NO PETS. 304-594-0625. 2/BR APTS. NEAR BOTH CAMPUSES. Parking, utilities included. Available 5/15/10. No pets, Lease/Deposit. 304-216-2151 304-216-2150

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“IDEAL LOCATION” (8th Street and Beechurst)

“LEASING NOW FOR MAY” AVALON APARTMENTS (Near Evansdale/Law School) 1BR and 2BR/2BATH UNITS *ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED* -Internet and Cable Included-Full Size Washer/Dryer-Central Heat and A/C-Walk In ClosetsBuilt In Microwave/Dishwasher *Off Street Parking Included* Furnished Optional On Inter-Campus Bus Route

OTHER 2 BR UNITS @Various Locations Close to Campus

“GET MORE FOR LESS” CALL TODAY 304-293-3606

McCoy 6 Apartments

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

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

599-0850 THE

DISTRICT

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

2 Mins to Hospital & Downtown

599-6376 Brand New Bigger, Better, Villas at Bon Vista 1 & 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Prices Starting at $635 2 Mins to Hospital & Downtown

THE VILLAS

599-1884

304-291-2548

1 Bedroom Starting at $575 2 Bedroom Starting at $495 2 Mins to Hospital & Downtown Bus Service Available

BON VISTA

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

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

599-7474

Luxurious Address www.chateauroyaleapartments.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. 304-288-8726.

599-1880

DOWNTOWN. 3/BR INCLUDES utilities. NO PETS. WD on site. 304-322-0046.

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 225-227 JONES AVE. 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 w/security lighting. NO PETS. 304-685-3457. 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/BR 2/BA ON STEWARTSTOWN ROAD A/C, W/D, No pets. 304-594-3365 or 304-288-6374. 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, UTILITIES PAID. SNIDER ST & NORTH WILLEY. Off-street parking. $375/mo. 304-292-9600. 4/BR. REDUCED LEASE- SOUTH PARK. Rent includes utilities. Free W/D, Nice courtyard, Off-street parking. Much more. 304-292-5714.

New ~ Modern 1 Bedroom Condos In Evansdale.

SAVE SAVE SAVE No Application Fees Furnished Apartments Starting @

Steps From Law & Med Schools. No Pets ~ No Smoking TWO Parking Spaces Per Unit

$435 per person Best Locations

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Sunnyside

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

Downtown

BEST VALUE!!!

May 2010

Morgantown’s Most

Great Price Great Place Great Location

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.

“Inglewood Square”

Leasing Available Now

Now Renting For Efficiency

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

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.

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ATTRACTIVE 1 & 2/BR APARTMENTS. Near Ruby and on Mileground. Plenty of parking. 292-1605

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3/BR APARTMENT FOR 2/BR RATE SPECIAL. For details call 304-291-2548, www.mccoy6.com

AVAILABLE 5/16/10. NEWLY REMODELED. 1/BR. Located: 320 Stewart St. Free WD facilites. $400/mo plus utilites. 304-288-3308.

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

MODERN 2 & 3 BR TOWNHOUSES. Available now. DW, WD. AC. Off-street parking. Near downtown campus. NO PETS. Lease/dep. 291-2729.

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RICE RENTALS: 2/BR LUXURY APT NEAR STADIUM. $680/mo + utilities. 304-598-RENT SUNNYSIDE 1 MINUTE WALK to campus. 1-2-3/BRS. Lease and deposit. NO PETS. Call 291-1000 for appointment.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR AD The 1st day. Mistakes can occur when information is taken by phone, so it is important to us that you check your ad for accurancy on the 1st day. Please notify us of any changes or corrections as soon as possible. The Daily Athenaeum Classifieds 304-293-4141 8:15am - 4:45pm Monday - Friday Fax 304-293-6857 24/7

Live Next to Campus and Pay Less!

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

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

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304-292-0400 UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS 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/BR APTS. LOCATED IN HEART of Evansdale. Off-street parking. All appliances. 292-7233 1-5 BR APTS AND HOUSES. SOME include utilities and allow pets! Call Pearand Corporation 304-292-7171. Shawn D. Kelly Broker 2/BR APARTMENT FOR RENT. 500 East Prospect. Available June. $575/mo plus utilities. NO PETS. 692-7587.

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

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da-classifieds@mail.wvu.edu or www.da.wvu.edu/classifieds UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS 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

Renting For May UNIQUE APARTMENTS 1-2 & 3* BR Apts Close Main Campus W/D D/W A/C Private Parking Pets/Fee 12 Month Lease *Three unrelated only (Also Available Now)

304-296-4998 DOWNTOWN. 2/BR INCLUDES gas heat and water. Parking. 304-322-0046. GEORGETOWN APTS 304-599-2031 3/BR 1/BA apartment available May 15th. Full size W/D, walk to PRT and Ruby Memorial. JUST RELISTED- 4/BR, 2/BA WILLEY STREET, W/D, large rooms. Utilities included in lease. 3 minutes to campus. 304-292-5714.

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UNFURNISHED HOUSES

Call For Specials

2/MIN. WALK TO RUBY HOSPITAL. New townhouse. 2/BR. 2/master baths. CA/C. WD. New kitchen. Huge livingroom. Bonus room. Balcony/garage. Lease/deposit. NO PETS. References. 304-599-9654.

SAVE SAVE SAVE No Application Fees Unfurnished Apartments Starting @

$320 per person Best Locations

Top of Falling Run Road

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. NOW LEASING JUNE 1ST. 2/BR Remodeled apartment. Walk downtown. No Smoking. No Pets. Tenant pays utilities. Grad students preferred. 304-288-0817.

3/BR. GARAGE, OFF-STREET PARKING. Really nice. 740 Union Ave. $400/mo each plus utilities. Lease/dep. Walking distance campus. Some furniture. 304-282-7871 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 AVAILABLE MAY, 3/BR HOUSES, downtown on Stewart Street. WD, DW, off-street parking. Pets considered. 304-296-8943. www.rentalswv.com

Next To Football Stadium

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.

Next To Football Stadium

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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LARGE 2/BR. KITCHEN APPLIANCES furnished. Downtown. Call 304-685-6565. Deposit & Lease. LARGE, UNFURNISHED 3/BR DUPLEX apartment. Available Now. Close to campus/hospitals. Deck, appliances, WD hook-up, off-street parking. No pets. $750/mo+utilities. 304-594-2225

3/BR HOUSE. WD. 2/BATHS. PETS allowed. 524 McLane Ave. 304-322-0046.

VERY NICE 2/BR: $500/mo. 3/BR: $600/mo. Quiet residential area. Near Law-School & North St. Semi-furnished. Off-street parking. NO PETS/PARTIES. 304-292-7590

ROOMMATES FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED. Available 7/1/09. 3/BR. 2½-BA. Townhouse like new. $300/mo+ 1/3utilities. Close to stadium/hospital. WD. DW. AC. Parking. 304-599-2822. FEMALE ROOMMATE, NONSMOKER 929 Garrison Ave. Two blocks from campus. Contact Stephanie (724)552-6446. MALE ROOMMATE WANTED. Preferably grad student. Japanese welcome. Private bedroom. Off-street parking. Close to Evansdale campus. $200/mo+ ½utilities. Call: 304-292-3807. MUST SEE! MALE OR FEMALE Roommate for brand-new apt. Close to downtown. Next to Arnold Hall. WD, DW, AC, parking. NO PETS. $455/mo. includes utilities. Lease/dep. 304-296-8491. 304-288-1572.

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.

ROOMMATES, M/F, WILEY STREET & South Park. Available May/June. Rent includes utilities. WD. 304-292-5714.

WANTED TO SUBLET MOUNTAIN VALLEY APARTMENT. Up to 3/BR available. Available mid May to July. Furnished, WD. Perfect for summer school. Parking. 304-203-8958.

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.

FURNISHED HOUSES

ONE BEDROOM. TWO BLOCKS from downtown campus. 304-692-0990.

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.

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

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

AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE

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

CASH PAID!! WE BUY CARS and trucks. Any make! Any model! Any condition! 282-2560

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. THREE BEDROOMS. TWO BLOCKS from downtown campus. 304-692-0990.

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WEDNESDAY MAY 19, 2010

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Baseball ousts Towson, 8-4 BY MATTHEW PEASLEE SPORTS WRITER

TOWSON, Md. — Before his team went up to bat in the sixth inning, West Virginia head baseball coach Greg Van Zant gave second baseman Brady Wilson a message. “Let’s break it open,” Van Zant yelled from the dugout. At that point, the game was tied 3-3 before Wilson got a rally

going, lining a single through the left side. A series of sacrifice flies from Dom Hayes and Grant Buckner scored Wilson and advanced Jedd Gyorko who reached on a walk. First baseman Justin McDavid did damage going deep to straight away center field for his fourth home run of the year. That offensive showcase helped the Mountaineers (25-27) beat Towson 8-4 in front of a min-

iscule crowd at John B. Schuerholz Stadium. McDavid also came around to score the seventh run of the game when he reached on an error in the ninth inning. “We needed do get some runs that inning” Van Zant said. “That rally was huge for us to get our eventual eight runs. We needed them all.” WVU got on the board first in the second inning. Hayes drilled

a fastball to the wall in left-center field. Two runs came into score. After threatening to score in the first, Chris Rasky struck out with the bases loaded. WVU’s right fielder redeemed himself in the ninth inning with an RBI double. “In college baseball you need to salvage every run,” Van Zant said. “It was crucial that we got on base any way possible today.” Mountaineer starting pitcher

Michael Twigg picked up his third win of the season. In six innings pitched, the freshman had trouble controlling his pitches and footing due to the wet conditions. “For a freshman he’s got a great mound presence,” Van Zant said. “He always goes with his breaking stuff and catches hitters off guard.”

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LeBlanc finds multiple reasons to stay at WVU BY BRIAN KUPPELWEISER SPORTS WRITER

When West Virginia head men’s soccer coach Marlon LeBlanc was being mentioned last week as a name to replace Penn State coach Barry Gorman, it didn’t come as a surprise. What was a suprise, however, was that LeBlanc pulled his name out of the race to become the Nittany Lions’ new head coach and for him to coach his alma mater. “It was a difficult decision to pull out of that process, especially at my alma mater,” LeBlanc said. “It was a great opportunity.” Although there was temptation to be involved with his alma mater, LeBlanc said he had everything he wanted at West Virginia. LeBlanc played for Penn State as a student and became an assistant coach under Gorman until leaving for WVU in 2006. LeBlanc has not only established himself as the face of the WVU soccer program, but he also plays a prominent role in OneWVU, the University’s diversity program. OneWVU, which LeBlanc was instrumental in creating, helps promote diversity among all races of students, faculty and staff through fellowship on WVU’s campuses. The initiative is something that LeBlanc said he holds near to his heart and helped make his decision to stay at WVU easier.

ALL-TIME WINNINGEST MEN’S SOCCER COACH AT WEST VIRGINIA Marlon LeBlanc is the winningest coach is school history with more than two seasons completed as head coach. Name (years as coach) – record (win %) John Stewart (1967-68) – 19-2-1 (86.4) Sam Maurice (1963-64) – 15-5-0 (75.0) Greg Myers (1965-66) – 20-7-1 (71.4) Marlon LeBlanc (2006-10) – 41-23-16 (51.3) Jim Markel (1961-62) – 10-7-3 (50.0) Mike Seabolt (2003-05) – 30-25-6 (49.2) John McGrath (1969-95) – 202-194-45 (45.8) Paul Marco (1996-2001) – 47-62-4 (41.6) Keith Fulk (2002) – 4-11-2 (23.5) “It is something I certainly have put a lot of time into and truly believe in,” LeBlanc said. “Obviously, when you put that much time and energy into a program, you want to see things through.” LeBlanc said it is important to him to be recognized as more than just the men’s soccer coach at WVU. “I am glad I am able to make an impact at the University in some way other than just the soccer program,” he said. OneWVU is not the only reason LeBlanc decided to stay, though. He has been able to build strong relationships with other coaches at the University, specifically WVU head women’s basketball coach Mike Carey and head men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins – both of which LeBlanc considers some of his best friends.

“I love them both dearly,” LeBlanc said. “Both of them are reasons that I wanted to stay at WVU. The relationship I have built with each of them means a lot to me. Those guys were instrumental in me staying.” The last reason LeBlanc gave for staying put was his devotion to the WVU soccer program. “We are really on the verge of doing something great here,” LeBlanc said. “We are now finally going to break into what I envision us being – a top 10 program.” Heading into his fifth season as head coach, LeBlanc has a 4123-16 record. He led the Mountaineers to the NCAA Tournament twice. LeBlanc’s 2006 team won the Big East Conference regular-season title, and he was named Big East Coach of the Year along with other national coaching accolades. LeBlanc wants to see more than just results on the field for his program, though. “With our guys, it’s a lot about the character and the offering of a chance to grow as more than just a soccer player,” he said. “One of the things that our place does well in comparison of other schools is that we not only teach our guys how to be great soccer players, but also great citizens.” Penn State has yet to hire a new head coach.

SCOTT CAHOON

SPORTS WRITER

Teams can have an opinion on immigration Many of us view sports as an escape from everyday life – a frivolous distraction from things we, ourselves are responsible for. ESPN gets higher ratings than CNN for some reason. We want games – not work, not politics, not business, nothing too real. That’s why it catches us offguard when a sports organization enters the real world by taking a stance on something that isn’t necessarily related to sports. Worlds collided when the Phoenix Suns publicly opposed the Arizona immigration bill by deciding to wear its “Los Suns” jerseys on Cinco de Mayo earlier this month. Suns owner Robert Sarver spoke out about the bill, which gives police the ability to demand immigration papers from any suspicious person and insists immediate deportation if someone is found in the country illegally. “However intended, the result of passing the law is that our basic principles of equal rights and protection under the law are being called into question,” Sarver told the Associated Press. “Arizona’s already struggling economy will suffer even further setbacks at a time when the state can illafford them.” Before Sarver decided for his team to wear the jerseys, he consulted all Suns players, who were behind the idea. “The law is very misguided. It’s, unfortunately, to the detriment of our society and our civil liberties,” said Suns point guard Steve Nash to the AP. “It’s very important for us to stand up for things we believe in. As a team and as an organization, we have a lot of love and support for all of our fans.”

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West Virginia head coach Marlon LeBlanc.

A WAY TOO EARLY PREVIEW  WEEK 1

FCS Coastal Carolina is first up for West Virginia in 2010 BY TONY DOBIES SPORTS EDITOR

More than three years into his time as the head coach of Coastal Carolina’s football program, David Bennett decided to make some changes. The Chanticleers decided to go from their traditional rundominated offense to a spread attack. To help aid the transition in 2006, Bennett and his staff traveled to Morgantown to learn the spread from then-WVU head coach Rich Rodriguez and his staff. “Everyone wanted to come to West Virginia to learn the offense,” Bennett said. “Even Appalachian State was there.” On his trip, Bennett caught up with now-WVU head coach Bill Stewart. Bennett knew Stewart from his coaching days at VMI. Bennett said he was the most helpful coach on West Virginia’s staff. “He just happens to be a great coach, a great recruiter, a great man, a great husband and a great father,” Bennett said of Stewart. “If there’s any naysayers out there about Bill Stewart, I want to tell them he’s one of the finest people in this profession.” Bennett also knows WVU’s wide receivers coach Lonnie Galloway. So, Bennett kept close with Stewart and Galloway, which eventually led to a meeting of the Chanticleers and Mountaineers to open the 2010 season. “We know from our trip there that they’re going to try to outwork you, out-physical you and out-tough you,” Bennett said. Coastal Carolina has faced just three football bowl-subdivision opponents in its six-year program history. All have been losses. Bennett, who has coached the program since its existence and is in his seventh year, said not only does the $250,000 for playing the Mountaineers benefit the

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Former Coastal Carolina running back Tommy Fraser. Coastal Carolina program, but so does the experience against a top-flight opponent like WVU. “We play the toughest team on our schedule in Game 1,” Bennett said. “You can’t get a better measuring stick to see where you are than that.” So when the Chanticleers take on West Virginia Sept. 4 in Morgantown, Bennett will be looking for a program-changing victory. In 2008, Coastal Carolina lost to Penn State, 66-10. Last season, the Chanticleers lost 18-0 to Kent State before being blown out by Clemson, 49-3, later in the season. “We found out that we aren’t there yet – that we just have to keep getting better,” Bennett said. “The size, strength and speed are the most glaring differences.” Despite the struggles against upper-division opponents, Coastal Carolina has been relatively successful against football-championship division opponents. Bennett has totaled a 45-23 record in six seasons. He has a 16-9 record against Big

2010 WVU SCHEDULE Sept. 4 Coastal Carolina It will be the first meeting between the two programs. Coastal Carolina is 0-3 against FBS opponents in it’s six years.

Sept. 10 @ Marshall (ESPN) Sept. 18 Maryland Sept. 25 @ LSU Oct. 9 UNLV Oct. 14 South Florida (ESPN) Oct. 23 Syracuse Oct. 29 @ Connecticut (ESPN2) Nov. 13 Cincinnati Nov. 20 @ Louisville Nov. 26 @ Pitt (ESPN/ESPN2/ABC) Dec. 4 Rutgers (ESPN/ESPN2/ABC) South Conference opponents (seven of those losses coming over the last two years). Bennett called his last two seasons “mediocre” compared to his second, third and fourth seasons in which the

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The DA 5-19-2010