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WEDNESDAY JUNE 30, 2010
VOLUME 123, ISSUE 157
ROBERT C. BYRD 19172010
Byrd’s inﬂuence etched in WVU’s history BY DEVON UNGER CITY EDITOR
His name adorns bridges, school buildings and highways across West Virginia as well as West Virginia University’s Health Sciences Center, showing his legacy in the WVU community. West Virginia Sen. Robert C. Byrd, 92, was the longest serving Democratic senator, with nine terms totaling 51 years. “Senator Byrd was one of the transforming influences at WVU since its founding,” said President Emeritus and WVU professor of Law David Hardesty.
“Even the roads that lead people to WVU are part of his handy work. It’s almost impossible to innumerate all the projects he has helped us to get.” Byrd made key efforts in funding for WVU, including the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, the PRT, the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center and the WVU Eye Institute, among others “West Virginia has lost a great friend and champion in Sen. Robert C. Byrd,” said WVU President James P. Clements, in a press release. “He embodied what we hold so dear in the
Mountain State: loyalty, commitment, hard work, honesty and faith. I respect so much all that he has done for West Virginia, West Virginia University and the entire nation. Byrd was well known for being a Constitutional scholar as he always carried a pocket sized Constitution. He frequently celebrated Constitution Day at the WVU College of Law. “Senator Byrd was not only a great senator and a lawyer, but he was also a historian and cared very deeply about the study of United States History, particularly Constitutional his-
tory,” said Joyce McConnell, dean of the College of Law. “I regard Senator Byrd as Congress’s Constitutional scholar and conscious.” Born Cornelius Calvin Sale Jr. Nov. 20, 1917, in North Wilkesboro, N.C., Byrd was the youngest of five children. At the age of 1, his mother died and his father sent him to live with his aunt and uncle who renamed him and moved to the coal-mining town of Stotesbury, W.Va. He didn’t learn his original name until he was 16 and his real birthday un-
In this May 20 ﬁle photo Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., questions panel members about mine safety during a hearing on Capitol Hill.
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Large football Clements builds WVU back in Year 1 tailgates becoming a concern for city MARCH 6, 2009
Towson University Provost James P. Clements, left, is announced as WVU’s new president. He would take over for Interim President C. Peter Magrath.
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President Clements made significant noise in first year on job at University
Clements makes his ﬁrst major hire by selecting Michele Wheatly as the school’s next provost.
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Clements gives his ﬁrst State of the University and pledges more professors and gives $1.5 million to club sports.
Clements hires new Athletic Director Oliver Luck, who takes over the oﬃce July 1.
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Clements speaks at a candlelight vigil in front of the Mountainlair for the 29 fallen miners in Southern West Virginia.
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Morgantown City Council discussed preparations for the upcoming football season with local law enforcement, including how to deal with large tailgates at its Tuesday meeting. Morgantown Police Chief Phil Scott and West Virginia University Police Chief Bob Roberts gave a presentation outlining current policies governing alcohol consumption and large private tailgates during WVU football games. They recommended the Council consider an ordinance requiring private tailgate parties to apply for permits so law enforcement could take a more proactive approach in dealing with these events. “This is something that goes on year after year after year, but tonight we wanted to highlight some of the preparations for this particular season,” said Morgantown City Manager Dan Boroff. Community members have complained to both police departments about their neighborhoods being overrun with cars and large parties on private lots. Roberts said while the problems in Morgantown are not as bad as in similar college locations, there are still issues to address. “A lot of these tailgates are on private property which restricts our authority,” Roberts said. “If enforcement is increased, then it will need to be applied evenly.” He said staffing is a major issue in terms of enforcement. The number of officers assigned to game duty from the WVU, Morgantown and state police com-
Clements speaks at the 2010 State of the University at the Newseum in Washington and talks of the ‘American dream.’
BY DEVON UNGER CITY EDITOR
2010 Miss West Virginia, Outstanding Teen crowned BY ERIN FITZWILLIAMS STAFF WRITER
Dance numbers, glittering ball gowns, costume changes and swimsuits – the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Organization hit the stage at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center last week. Cali Young, Miss Northern West Virginia, won Miss West Virginia 2010, as well as the talent portion of the preliminary competition. Lacey Cyphers was crowned Miss W.Va.’s Outstand-
ing Teen 2010 after three days of preliminary competition in interviews, evening gowns, talent and an active wear outfit. The misses were judged on an interview question, evening gown, talent and swimsuits. Young’s discussion platform was “stay young,” which focused on anti-tobacco use message in the state. “Thank you, West Virginia,” Young said in her on-stage interview after the crowning. Young will compete for the title of Miss America at Planet
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Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas on Jan. 15. The combined Miss West Virginia and Miss West Virginia Outstanding Teen Pageants held preliminaries June 23 and ended with the live television broadcast of the winner Saturday. This year was the first time both pageants were combined into one show and crowning. “This will be the second year CHELSI BAKER/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM it (the pageant) was broad- Cali Young is crowned by former Miss West Virginia Talia Markham during the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant Saturday. see CROWNED on PAGE 2
West Virginia University is receiving bids for more than $350,000 worth of improvements and maintenance to the PRT. The improvements fill immediate needs with the system associated with standard maintenance as well as minor upgrades, said Arlie Forman, associate director of the PRT. The projects are funded mostly with money received from an annual allocation from the federal government. They are not part of the $93 million PRT Master Plan outlined during a public meeting May 5. Bids are expected to be rewarded within two to three
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bined is usually 90 to 120 individuals, but most personnel are concentrated on the fans within the stadium, not tailgates. Roberts and Scott agreed an increase in staff and overtime expenditure would be necessary to deal with large unruly tailgates. Deputy Mayor Don Spencer said he would like to see all tailgating moved back on to campus locations and out of the surrounding neighborhoods. “With 60,000 people coming to town to celebrate a great event we don’t have an effective way of managing it,” said Mayor Bill Byrne. “What we do is respond to complaints as opposed to having a front end sort of thing.” Other topics discussed at the meeting include: Interviews for an open position on the Planning Commission representing the Third Ward. A resolution promoting the construction of neighborhood grocery stores. The goal is to promote a more pedestrian friendly community by providing grocery store locations residents do not need to drive to. The council discussed an ordinance addressing minimum area requirements for building occupancy. The ordinance would mirror federal regulations and is expected to encourage high-density housing development near the WVU campus. The ordinance would establish a minimum of 70 square feet per individual and would be a companion to a previous ordinance limiting rental occupancy by changing the definition of a family in the city code. email@example.com
PRT accepting bids for more improvements
Taking over Clements replaced former Interim President C. Peter Magrath, who had taken over for former President Michael S. Garrison who resigned in 2008 over a degree scandal.
Clements speaks to WVU freshmen at convocation.
Last year at this time, moving trucks were unloading another president’s belongings in front of West Virginia University’s Blaney House. U-hauls were too common at WVU’s president’s home. In fact, in a little more than two years, three presidents had lived in the same house. James P. Clements was the latest one, taking office July 1, 2009. It’s been one year since those moving trucks drove away and Clements took charge at WVU. From his stand point, it doesn’t look like those trucks are coming back anytime soon. “It’s been an incredible year by all measures,” Clements said. “The University is very stable. We’re strong, and people feel good about us.”
With the University’s credibility in limbo, Magrath and Clements returned WVU’s academic standing in their two years at the head of the University, said Board of Governors Chair Carolyn Long. “Whoever came in as the next president, we wanted them to continue to grow WVU and make it a more attractive place for faculty, staff and students,” Long said. “He always does what’s best for WVU. He’s very open, honest, and I think for his first year as the University’s president he’s done a wonderful job.” In his first year, Clements has put an emphasis on the academic integrity of the University. Clements focused on increasing the University’s federal funding to help improve research efforts. WVU’s sponsored funding is up 8 percent to $165 million under Clements. In addition, the Chronicle of Higher Education named WVU in the top 12 on its list of “Biggest Gainers in Federal Funds for Academic Research
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Clements oﬃcially takes over as WVU’s 23rd president.
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INSIDE THIS EDITION West Virginia University athletic director Ed Pastilong looks back on his 20 years at the head of the department. See page 12.
weeks. Forman was unsure of when construction would start. “We get an annual appropriation through the fixed guideway modernization program by the Federal Transit Administration,” said Hugh Kierig, director of Transportation and Parking at WVU. “We get about $1.2 million annually, and we use those funds for repair and maintenance of the PRT.” Approximately 20 percent of the funding will be provided by the PRT fund derived from the transportation fee included in tuition. “We thought it was best to go forward with these repairs because we’ve gotten to a point
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WVU STARS DRAFTED Former WVU players Da’Sean Butler and Devin Ebanks were selected in the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft last week. SPORTS PAGE 12
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Accounting students raid WVU crime scene houses BY NICK ASHLEY STAFF WRITER
Computer files replace blood splatter when ‘CSI’ and accounting collide. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms led students in West Virginia University’s Forensics Accounting and Fraud Investigation program on a mock raid June 23 to collect evidence of accounting fraud. The raid took place at the WVU Crime Scene houses. The FAFI program prepares students to deal with real fraud cases and provides the investigative training professionals use to solve crimes. “The program helps develop a skill set beyond the traditional accounting foundation. It is one of the premier programs in the country that allows students to deal with in depth cases but also allows them to work with the ATF, which you gain valuable knowledge from,” said Scott Fleming, assistant accounting professor. He said the partnership the University developed with the ATF is one of the reasons the program has had so much success, and become well-known throughout the country. ATF agents come to WVU to show first-hand some of the techniques, procedures and life skills that can be applied in the field. “The program has given me a lot of exposure and experience on the area of accounting field that I would not been able to see in the classroom,” said Patrick Dunlavey, a graduate of the FAFI program. Thirty-four students are currently enrolled in the program. “It feels great to give back to the next generation of our pro-
Continued from PAGE 1 cast live on television,” said Cindy Coffindaffer, vice president of the Miss West Virginia Organization. Morgantown held the pageant for the sixth time, and this was the fifth year the CAC hosted it. Approximately 400 to 500 guests attended the final night of the pageant. The organization is run on a volunteer basis, for year round help in local pageants, planning the show and helping the girls get ready, said Leah Summers, executive director and the 1991 Miss West Virginia. “It’s been a fantastic relationship; it’s probably a production that’s not exactly like anything they’ve done before,” she said. “They’ve truly become part of our pageant family, and we’ve had them working with us for five or six years.”
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Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation students Melissa Curia, left, and Jordan Bable, right, record evidence they found during a mock raid at the WVU Crime Scene Houses June 23. fession and shows that WVU is fully committed to excellence, and we are glad to share that with them,” said Franco Frande, Chief of the ATF Financial Investigative Services Division. Frande helps teach the students during two, four-week sessions in the summer by demonstrating how real-life cases should be approached, and documented. “It was really great to work first-hand with the ATF to gain their valuable knowledge, and it looks good on resumes,” said Amanda Macklen an accounting graduate in the FAFI program. Students who decide to apply for the program must register for the Accounting 584 course to receive the 12-hour certificate
earned from the program. There are two sessions of the course, and classes run from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Most students who take the course are post-graduate, and apply for the program before starting their career. The FAFI initiative has been supported by the College of Business and Economics, and the Forensics Science Initiative at WVU. Richard Riley and Bonnie Morris led the effort to develop national curriculum guidelines for fraud and forensic accounting programs for the National Institute of Justice. “The University supports this program, and we are very thankful for that,” Fleming said. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation student Seth Bernstein looks for evidence under a sink in the WVU Crime Scene Houses during a mock raid last Wednesday. The raid was designed to give students real-life experience in their field of study.
Univ. to determine today whether or not to honor Gov. Manchin’s day of remembrance for Byrd Friday West Virginia University oﬃcials are unsure whether or not it will honor Gov. Joe Machin’s decision to give state employees Friday oﬀ to honor U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd following his death. WVU spokeswoman Becky Lofstead could not conﬁrm or deny any decision WVU had made about
closing the University Friday. A decision is expected today. Manchin said he “Truly hopes that this day oﬀ will allow state employees an opportunity to join him in honoring and celebrating the life of the state’s senior senator.” West Virginians are being in-
vited to honor and celebrate Byrd’s life with a public procession through Charleston, W.Va., starting Thursday evening. Byrd will lie in repose at the state Capitol’s Lower Rotunda, from 9 p.m., Thursday to 9 a.m., Friday, where the public is invited to pay their respects. A formal memorial service for the public will also take place 11:30 a.m., Friday at the state Capitol’s North Plaza. “This will be a beautiful service for a wonderful public servant,” Manchin said in a released statement. “I invite all West Virginians to join us during this special day of remembrance and to celebrate the many accomplishments of this outstanding West Virginian.” — amd
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til he was 54. WVU Student Government Association President Chris Lewallen had trouble putting into words what Byrd meant to the state and the University. He said the loss of such a high-ranking politician will have a huge financial impact on the state and the University. “It’s a sad day for West Virginia,” Lewallen said. “The impact, and the influence he had in congress for all those years won’t be matched by anyone in the near future. It’s a shame to lose somebody that great.” Byrd’s efforts to fund the Forensics and Healthcare programs at WVU stand out from his
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Contestants in the Miss West Virginia and the West Virginia’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageants welcome pageant host Johnnie Hobbs to the stage during the first preliminary round of the competition Thursday evening. Summers said she loved having the pageant in Morgantown because it is like having it in her backyard. Forty-one contestants – 16 teens and 25 Misses – competed statewide for local titles before the state-wide pageant. Eight of the contestants currently attend or recently graduated from WVU. “All the girls (Misses) are staymany contributions, said WVU Board of Governor’s Chairwoman Carolyn Long. She said Byrd was not only a leader and scholar, but also a great friend to the University. “I’m not sure you can put into word what he meant (to WVU),” Long said. “He will be greatly missed in the state, but I hope he is at peace now with his wife.” Byrd left two daughters. His wife, Erma, of 69 years, passed away in 2006. Gov. Joe Manchin will appoint someone to fill Byrd’s Senate seat until 2012. His body will lie in repose in the West Virginia State Capitol’s Rotunda from 9 p.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Friday. The memorial service is set for 11:30 a.m. Friday at the North Plaza.
ing at the Sigma Kappa house for ten days,” said Emily Shaffer, senior biochemistry major and fifth runner-up. “It’s good to be a little bit nervous, I’ve prepared for this, but now I’m just enjoying the fruits of my labor.” email@example.com
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FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Byrd’s body will lay in repose in the West Virginia State Capitol’s Rotunda from 9 p.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Friday. The memorial service is 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Capitol’s North Plaza President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will attend the memorial service. Manchin is giving state government employees the day off Friday and declared it a day of observance in Byrd’s honor. Byrd will be laid to rest Tuesday in Arlington, Va., near his wife. firstname.lastname@example.org
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PRT Continued from PAGE 1 where just trying to fix them in house has gotten to be too much,” Forman said. “We need to bring contractors in, and hopefully get them fixed permanently.” The projects include guideway heat pipe repair, painting the maintenance facility on Beechurst, replacing windows on the maintenance facility, installing an uninterruptible power supply at the Walnut Station, repairing stairs at the Walnut Station and concrete repairing the heat system in the test loop at the Maintenance facility. The heat system repairs will improve safety by preventing freezing on the tracks, and added insulation will improve the efficiency of the natural gas system used to heat the tracks. The power supply will reduce any downtime that occurs, and allow for more efficient data collection, and the painting, new windows and stairway repairs will are standard aesthetic
THe PRT, which will recieve more than $350,000 in improvements over the summer. improvements. Forman said passengers may not notice some of the improvements, but PRT staff will see benefits in reduced maintenance and more effective data collection. Most of the projects are expected to be completed by the beginning of the Fall se-
mester with the exception of the uninterruptible power supply. The power supply is expected to be completed during Thanksgiving break to avoid any interruption to PRT service caused by construction. email@example.com
Legislation to crack down on repeat mine safety violations for owners WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers, seeking to prevent another mine disaster like the April explosion that killed 29 workers in West Virginia, proposed new legislation Tuesday that would make it easier to shut down mines with poor safety records. The bill – to be introduced in the House this week – would also boost penalties for serious violations, grant mine regulators the power to subpoena documents and testimony, and offer greater protection to whistleblowers who report safety problems. The Senate is expected to take up a similar measure soon. Leaders of the House and Senate committees that oversee mine safety said the measure is needed to fix a badly flawed system that came to light after the accident at the Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal, W.Va. – the nation’s worst mining accident in four decades. “Mine operators who callously and repeatedly put their workers in danger must be held accountable,” said Rep. George Miller, chair of the House Education and Labor Committee. Democratic leaders have said they want to pass the legislation by year end. has led to unacceptable backlogs. Some Republicans expressed disappointment that Democrats did not work with them in crafting the plan. Sens. Mike Enzi, RWyo., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said they wanted to see the kind
of bipartisan approach that happened the last time Congress passed comprehensive changes to mine laws following the 2006 Sago mine disaster. “Instead of pursuing that productive approach, Democrats have chosen to introduce a sweeping piece of legislation that affects every business in this country and only amplifies the adversarial role of (government regulators) without increasing safety,” the senators said in a statement. Lawmakers worked with officials from the Labor Department and Mine Safety and Health Administration to draft the legislation, Labor Department spokesman Carl Fillichio said. Under the current system, mine companies can file lengthy legal appeals that can last months or years, delaying the finding of a pattern of violation that could lead to stricter oversight. That system – and the massive case backlog it spawned – allowed the Upper Big Branch mine to avoid more scrutiny, despite the fact that it was repeatedly cited for ventilation and dust problems in the months leading up to the blast. The bill would end those delays and develop a better system for MSHA to identify mines with a pattern of serious violations. If a mine meets the new criteria, miners would be withdrawn and the mine reopened for a probationary period with stepped up inspections. The mine would
have to meet safety benchmarks for one year. The agency would offer more guidance to help troubled mines get back on track, such as additional training or creation of special health and safety programs. Mine industry officials, who were still reviewing the details, said they support the idea of looking more broadly at a mine’s safety performance as part of determining a pattern of violations. “We believe that changing the pattern of violation system is a good step,” said Carol Raulston, a spokeswoman for the National Mining Association. “It needs to be more transparent and consider more than just citations.” Raulston said the end result needs to be “a workable system” for mine operators and “we are reviewing the proposed legislation in that light.” Other elements of the bill would allow MSHA to seek a court order to close a mine based on continuing health and safety problems and require increased rock dusting to prevent coal dust explosions like the kind investigators believe occurred at Upper Big Branch. The bill would grant miners the right to refuse to work in unsafe conditions and increase protections for workers who complain about unsafe conditions. Miners would not lose pay if their mine is closed for safety reasons.
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Harley, a Great Dane rescued by Driving For Danes creator Lauren O’Connor, travels the country with her to raise money for Great Dane rescue organizations and find the dogs loving homes.
WVU alum travels across country to raise money, Great Dane awareness BY ERIN FITZWILLIAMS STAFF WRITER
Weighing in at 107 pounds, standing 32 inches tall, aged 6 1/2 years – Harley the Blue Merle Great Dane, is getting a little “George Clooney” in the face, said Driving for Danes Founder Lauren O’Connor. O’Connor, a 2008 West Virginia University graduate originally from Houston, adopted her dog four years ago, rescuing it from what she said were signs of abuse and neglect. From March 1 to June 15, she and Harley traveled the country to educate people on Great Danes, promote their rescue and raise money for their cause. Her mission was to raise $100,000 for Great Dane and animal rescues. Along the way, they hit approximately 60 planned cities but visited others along the way, and she worked with the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League. The group helped organize local visits. “WVU alumni helped a lot. They organized meet and greets for Harley at local pet stores, dog walks, that sort of thing,” she said. “We held an event at Gibbie’s, and people just started donating.” O’Connor began her journey in familiar places. In West Virginia and Texas, she brought Harley to dog bars and jokingly claimed the best money-makers involved alcohol. When visiting Houston, the pair had 40 to 50 Harley
Davidson motorcycle escorts, met an American Idol singer and DJs. “I didn’t name him Harley,” O’Connor said. “I actually wanted to change it, but I suppose it worked out better that he was Harley. We gained a lot of support from motorcyclists.” O’Connor also addressed Congress about issues facing Great Danes. “Great Danes are huge right now,” she said. “Scooby-Doo has been around, Lady Gaga has Great Danes in her music videos, and of course Marmaduke.” The pair slept in their Driving for Danes decaled SUV in Walmart parking lots, which O’Connor thought was safest because there is security. “I’d be like brushing my teeth in the Walmart parking lot and people would come up to the truck and see this big dog in there and ask me about it,” she said. On the trip, O’Connor was able to help organize some Great Dane rescues. In Austin, Texas, during a drug bust, it was discovered a man had three adult Great Danes he was attempting to turn into fighting dogs. When trying to rescue the dogs, police discovered the adults were protecting six puppies. O’Connor helped transport the dogs to North Carolina, a place where she had recently just visited, and asked someone if they had room to foster the dogs. “All but two of the Danes have
been adopted,” she said. O’Connor said while Harley did well on the trip, he became territorial about people near the car, since it was his home. At six years old, Harley is nearing the average age of Great Danes, about seven or eight years. “When he dies it will be like the shot heard around the world,” she said. “People I’ve met e-mail me or even text me every day to see how he is.” O’Connor jokingly says Harley is getting “George Clooney” in the face, noting his spreading gray hair. Great Danes were originally a cattle-herding breed from Germany and are one of the biggest dogs. Danes are docile family dogs and come in a variety of colors. They have a few breed problems like hip dysplasia and bloating, or when the stomach flips itself inside the dog. While working for a Hewlett Packard branch in Manhattan, O’Connor discovered her passion was not in the corporate world, but with animals. “What it comes down to, is just to figure out what you love and do it,” she said. “So I called my dad and told him I was quitting my job.” Driving for Danes has connected with organizations nationally and globally. The duo’s next plan is to work with Dublin Dog, a green dog collar company. firstname.lastname@example.org
Democrats look for 60 votes for bank bill WASHINGTON (AP) — A sweeping overhaul of financial regulations faced new obstacles in the Senate on Monday – the loss of one and potentially more crucial votes to guarantee its passage. The death of Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., and new misgivings by Republican senators who previously supported the legislation put the bill’s fate in doubt. Democrats scrambled to secure votes for one of President Barack Obama’s top priorities. Last month, 61 senators backed an original Senate version of the bill; only four of them were Republicans. On Monday, three of them – Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine – complained about a $19 billion fee on large banks and hedge funds that House and Senate negotiators added to the bill last week to pay for the cost of the legislation. With Byrd’s death, Democrats can’t afford to lose any votes to overcome the 60-vote procedural hurdles that could defeat the legislation. Brown was the most adamant about his opposition. “I can’t support adding another $19 billion of pass-through taxes to individual consumers, especially in the middle of a twoyear recession,” he said Monday shortly after officially introducing Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Asked whether his stance meant he would vote against a filibuster of the bill, Brown said: “I’m not sure.” The legislation would rewrite financial regulations, putting new limits on bank activities,
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creating an independent consumer protection bureau, and adding new rules for largely unregulated financial instruments. The House was likely to vote on the bill as early as Tuesday; the Senate vote would follow, though no date has been set. Congressional leaders had wanted to send the bill to Obama by July 4, but the final vote may now be delayed. While Collins said she was pleased with a series of provisions in the bill, she said she was “not happy” that the $19 billion fee had not been considered in the original Senate bill. She said she was looking at the new bill before deciding how to vote. Snowe said she found the bank fee “regrettable” but said she would weigh it against the bill’s benefits. It was also unclear when Byrd’s seat would be filled. West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, said Monday he had no timetable to consider a replacement for Byrd. Senate Democrats have been in this situation before. They had to scour for votes to pass the Senate’s version last month. To secure Brown’s vote, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada assured him that the bill would not hurt financial institutions in Massachusetts that trade with their own money and that invest in hedge funds and private equity funds. The House-Senate conference committee that combined the final bill added exemptions in the bill to permit some trading and investing within limits. Negotiators also made sure provisions backed by Snowe and Collins remained in the bill for
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fear of losing them as well. Two Democrats – Sens. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and Maria Cantwell of Washington – voted against the Senate version last month, saying it wasn’t tough enough on banks. Feingold on Monday reiterated his position. “My test for the financial regulatory reform bill is whether it will prevent another crisis,” he said in a statement. “The conference committee’s proposal fails that test and for that reason I will not vote to advance it.” Cantwell spokesman John Diamond said she was reviewing the new bill and had not taken a position. Cantwell did vote with Democrats on one procedural vote last month but resisted other entreaties to support the bill. Cantwell is likely to hear a pitch for the bill Tuesday when she attends a White House meeting with senators working on energy legislation.
and Development.” “Our research grants and contracts are at an all-time high, fundraising is at a high and enrollment is up,” Clements said. In his State of the University speech last week in Washington D.C., Clements also spoke about WVU’s goal to allow its students to reach the American dream. The former Towson University provost helped that dream by embracing WVU’s land-grant mission and did not raise in-state tuition for the 2010-11 academic year. “He froze tuition for in-state students, which reaches out to what our school’s mission really is,” said former WVU Student Government Association President Jason Zuccari. “He understands that WVU should give back to the state and educate the state.” Building his team When Clements arrived, there were multiple positions open at WVU, and others that would open within the year. He made it clear what his first year would be focused on, building a leadership team – his team. Clements hired nine new senior staff members: Provost Michele Wheatly, Chief Information Officer Rehan Khan, Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel William H. Hutchens, Health Sciences Center Chancellor Christopher C. Colenda, School of Medicine Dean Arthur J. Ross, Eberly College Dean Robert Jones, Business and Economics school Dean Jose “Zito” Sartarelli, Registrar Steve Robinson and Athletic Director Oliver Luck. “Jim is a tremendous recruiter. I’m really excited to have the opportunity to work with Jim,” Luck said after being hired earlier this month. “Jim exhibits great leadership and the senior staff is a great group of people.” WVU is also expected to name a new dean of the School of Dentistry later this summer. “Those are 10 huge position hires in one year, but that was my goal for the first year,” Clements said. “We’ve got good
people.” Student-first leadership On Clements’ first day last summer, he spent much of his time outside Stewart Hall, where his office is located, talking to students on the University Avenue sidewalks. That was a common occurrence across campus for Clements. Long calls Clements a “genuine” people person. She said that quality sets him apart from past presidents. “We wanted whoever came in to know that we are here for our students, and we want to attract the best and brightest,” Long said. Zuccari, who was SGA president during Clements’ first year, saw how devoted he was to the students. “Clements is a very studentcentered leader,” Zuccari said. “He reached out to all kinds of students and has made himself accessible to pretty much any student that wants to talk to him or has any kind of concerns.” Zuccari looked back on Clements’ first year and said his decision to not ban students from a men’s basketball game after a variety of bad behavior took place in previous games shows Clements is a strong leader. “There was a lot of pressure from outside sources that wanted to put restraints on students, but he gave students the chance to show that they were able to be good fans,” Zuccari said. “That was a time where he could’ve not been student oriented.” What the future holds With his team in hand, Clements is developing a plan for WVU’s future. The University is working on its 10-year plan, which will be finalized next year, Long said. Zuccari said, because the hiring is nearly complete, Clements needs to show progress on some of the promises he made in his first year. “His first year was good. He put some good people in top positions,” he said. “The second year is going to be a critical time in his success to try to accomplish his goals. This will be the year where things need to get done that he said would
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get done. “He’s got his team together. He’s got the plan together. There should be no more planning, no more hiring. It’s time to get to work.” Long said Clements has built the group that will lead the University through the next crucial part of its history. “We have put a wonderful, wonderful team together with Jim at the head of it,” Long said. “This is really the University’s next generation of leaders that is ready to move the University forward. I feel so good about that.” Clements has a high expectation of WVU in the future. “Today during a time of unparalleled change, there are staggering demands on higher education and challenges that will surely force us to change,” Clements said at the State of the University address. “However, WVU will not only survive these changes, but we will emerge as one of the leading institutions in the entire country.” And for the Blaney House, there won’t be another moving truck for a long time. “It’s time to re-imagine what this great flagship great University can be and will be in the future,” Clements said. email@example.com
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West Virginians will miss state icon The state of West Virginia lost a legend Monday. The formidable Sen. Robert C. Byrd died at the age of 92. The conservative Democrat from the southern coalfields represented West Virginia for more than 57 years in Congress. He was the longest-serving Senator in history, and directed billions in federal dollars to the state. As president pro tempore, Byrd was the Senate’s defender of the Constitution, known to perpetually carry a copy of that great docu-
ment in his jacket pocket. Described again and again as a “stickler for Senate rules,” he became one of the most powerful members in Congress (and in the country) when he became the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee – the chamber committee that controls the discretionary spending of the Senate. Regardless of one’s views on federal “pork,” the list of what Byrd provided for the state is not insubstantial. According to his official Senate
website, Byrd influenced the relocation of 25 federal operations to the state, creating 10,000 direct jobs and moving $1.4 billion annually into West Virginia’s economy. This includes the National Energy Technology Laboratory here in Morgantown. Byrd wrote that, “I have devoted significant time and energy toward attracting federal operations and installations to West Virginia as a means to provide wellpaying, stable employment to the state and to provide the federal gov-
ernment with low-cost and quality operations.” It was because of these federal projects, his age and his tenacious attacks on all things unconstitutional that Byrd was under constant criticism. Having once been a member of the Ku Klux Klan and later filibustering against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Byrd spent most of his later life repenting for those transgressions, apologizing “a thousand times” and eventually endorsing the first African-American presidential candi-
date in Barack Obama. West Virginia owes much to Robert C. Byrd. Byrd will lie in repose at the state Capitol’s Lower Rotunda 9 p.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Friday. A formal public service will take place Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Capitol’s North Plaza. The Daily Athenaeum encourages all readers that can attend to do so and pay their respects to one of West Virginia’s greatest leaders.
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Senator’s contributions to state overshadow checkered past DAVID RYAN COPY EDITOR
In the early hours of the morning, the United States lost one of its strongest voices. West Virginia Sen. Robert C. Byrd, 92, died Monday after being admitted to the hospital last week. The nation’s longest serving senator received a flood of wellwishes from colleagues and state officials. Like most public figures, however, they were being met just as quickly with those uncertain of the praise being heaped on him. Friends, remarking on Facebook and Twitter, were puzzled as to why Byrd was being idolized after a somewhat checkered history. The senator’s past is somewhat shocking when first discovered,
but it hasn’t been hidden from anyone. If you don’t know much of Byrd, you probably know him as West Virginia’s prime provider of federal pork and as the namesake of many highways and buildings. You may know he grew up in a hardscrabble, rural Appalachian life – the fuel for much of his political fire. At a young age, Byrd discovered his father had been a member of a public group that paraded wearing white hoods – the Ku Klux Klan. After being told by a high authority in the organization, Byrd said he was caught up by others noticing his leadership abilities. In his 2005 autobiography, “Child of the Appalachian Coalfields,” Byrd said he became involved with the group because of its strong anti-communist beliefs. However, this didn’t erase the strong stances against African-
Americans that had long tied him to the group – such as saying he wouldn’t serve with a “negro” by his side and voted against President Harry Truman’s desegregation efforts. In 2005, Byrd admitted his time in the Klan was wrong – and reports cited his involvement with a Baptist church as the sparking moment of his reformation. The Washington Post reports Byrd as saying, “I know now I was wrong. Intolerance had no place in America. I apologized a thousand times ... and I don’t mind apologizing over and over again. I can’t erase what happened.” It is all too easy to say that Byrd’s sudden dropping of support for the Klan during his early political career could be a political move. Maybe it was. His vote against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 certainly doesn’t help that image.
Unlike many political figures who have skeletons in the closet, Byrd admitted to his mistakes. He acknowledged his time in the group and never tried to hide it. Instead, he did what many have been unable to do with such a sketchy past: He overcame his wrongdoings and recaptured the faith of the people. Again in 2005, Byrd wrote in support of a $10 million dedication to Martin Luther King Jr., the champion of racial equality. “With the passage of time, we have come to learn that his Dream was the American Dream, and few ever expressed it more eloquently,” Byrd wrote, according to a release on the senator’s website. Despite some unconscionable acts – the degradation of an entire people and championing the imbalances of races, which is forever unforgivable – Byrd has turned his flawed past into a long legacy.
Byrd has served as a staunch supporter of the tradition of the congressional body – to champion the United States Constitution. He represented West Virginia with a fierce delivery and dedication, the likes of which are not apparent in most senators. Byrd has been, many times, a force to be reckoned with. In 2003, when many were blindly following President George W. Bush’s march to war in Iraq, Byrd stood up and fought for the ideals of the country he was helping represent. When the war in Iraq was approved and ground operations began, Byrd remarked what many, fearing backlash from a misguided sense of patriotism, wanted to say. “Today I weep for my country. I have watched the events of recent months with a heavy, heavy heart. No more is the image of America one of strong, yet benevolent
peacekeeper,” he said. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid summed up Byrd’s contribution to the political history of the United States in a thought-provoking way. “Robert Byrd was a member of this nation’s Congress for more than a quarter of the time it has existed, and longer than a quarter of today’s sitting senators and the president of the United States have been alive,” said Reid. Byrd’s much-published history will hopefully not be what defines him. Instead, let it provide many with the hope that lives can be changed and good work can still be done. Byrd took a tarnished history and turned it on its head – from being swept up in a sentiment of inequality to one people to serving the needs of an entire nation. And for that, we should remember him fondly.
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Rolling Stone right to publish Gen. McChrystal’s comments JORDAN BONNER COLUMNIST
An article in Rolling Stone magazine last week titled “The Runaway General” sent shock waves through Washington that led President Barack Obama to fire Gen. Stanley McChrystal – the commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. But was the article fair? The story, written by freelance reporter Michael Hastings, portrays McChrystal and his staff – who refer to themselves as “Team America” – as indignant critics of Obama and high-ranking officials in his administration. Hastings reported one of McChrystal’s aides called National Security Adviser Jim Jones a “clown.” In addition, McChrystal himself referred to Special Repre-
sentative to Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke as a “wounded animal.” At one point in the article, Hastings recalls how most of “Team America” got “s---faced” at a Parisian bar while in France with McChrystal to sell his new counterinsurgency strategy to our NATO allies. Hastings reported that McChrystal, in addition to poor behavior and swipes at civilian officials, was involved in a number of controversies before he took over the reigns in Afghanistan last summer – controversies that, because of a lack of media scrutiny, did little to tarnish his reputation. In 2004, McChrystal signed off on a falsified recommendation for a Silver Star for Cpl. Pat Tillman – the former NFL star turned Army Ranger – that suggested that Tillman had been killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan. It was later learned that
Tillman was actually killed accidentally by friendly fire. McChrystal was also implicated in a scandal involving detainee abuse and torture at Camp Nama in Iraq in 2006. The indignation of McChrystal and his staff outlined in the Hastings article, including the aforementioned controversies, raises a number of questions about current media coverage of military brass and other high-ranking officials in Washington. It is difficult to believe that McChrystal, despite his past failings (which were largely ignored by the media), would say, and allow his staff to say, the outrageous things included in the Rolling Stone article. Conventional wisdom would suggest that McChrystal and members of his staff never truly believed that everything they said would be written down and put in print – they assumed no ill would come of their spout-
ing at the mouth and acting like buffoons in front of a reporter. As David Morris points out in the Virginia Quarterly Review, this was likely due to the fact that many correspondents, especially those in Washington and those covering wars, are loathe to burn sources by writing derogatory things about them. The bridge-burning effect is the underlying fear that seems often to impel journalists not to print unflattering information about their sources: to print derogatory information is to cut off access to a source. Because of this sentiment, many journalists are content to toe the line, to print only that information that allows them to maintain access to the power teat, which invariably tends only to provide enough information to keep them and the public quiet. If such deep deference is to persist amongst war correspon-
dents and Beltway journalists, they should not bother reporting anything at all. The public can get all the schtick and spin they need from watching high-ranking officials read prepared statements on C-SPAN. In certain (if not most) cases, telling the truth must take precedence over keeping one’s seat at the table, so to speak – truthtelling is much more important than protecting one’s access to the salons of power in Washington or elsewhere. Such access is meaningless if journalists do not, at least occasionally, ask the tough questions and print information that ruffles the feathers of their highpowered sources. In the case of McChrystal and “Team America,” there are several major issues at stake – bear in mind that we are talking about the group of individuals charged with running all U.S. military operations in
Afghanistan. Hastings’ article is relevant because of what it reveals – a dysfunctional political-military operation in Afghanistan in which senior military leaders and top diplomatic officials are as much at war with each other as with al-Qaida. The comments and actions of McChrystal and his staff do not amount to mere “kvetching,” as David Brooks has suggested in the New York Times. We are not talking about innocent banter between a boss and his employees in an office somewhere in Ohio. Hastings’ coverage of McChrystal and “Team America” was fair and necessary. There is too much at stake in the war in Afghanistan, which recently surpassed Vietnam as the longest military conflict in U.S. history, for journalists to give deference to senior military leaders and top diplomatic officials.
Simple ways to use your vuvuzela until the next World Cup TONY DOBIES SPORTS EDITOR
America’s quest for the World Cup is over – which, for many, means simply not setting the alarm at 9:30 a.m. or watching “My Super Sweet 16” for a fix of mindless viewing. For those who took it seriously, however, there is the question of what to do with that vuvuzela. Yes, the elongated horn that has caused the World Cup to sound like it was constantly under siege from bees is once again useless. Alas, here’s some ways you can use your vuvuzela until 2014.
other options. The PRT does have bag of trash?” Get ready to be a 98 percent efficiency rate, you “vuvuzeled.” know. Pretend to be a bee You could use that Halloween Beer bong This seems like the most pop- bee costume you wore last year ular usage of the device at West and run around campus blaring Virginia University, considering your vuvuzela. If you weren’t a our favorite past time is drink- bee last year for Halloween (very ing. Add in a weird-shaped item unlikely), just put on one of those to drink from and you have a nice Pittsburgh Pirates throwback drinking game. Down the entire uniforms. Everyone would think vuvuzela of beer and blow the you’re crazy, but you could gain a horn when finished. cult following as the “bee girl.” Cut awkward silences in class When a professor takes a long pause to look in his or her notes, grab your vuvuzela and count the seconds before you’re kicked out of class.
can’t stand plastic horns. That’s their weakness. Censor offensive chants at sporting events Swear all you want, now. President James P. Clements and his team will be on the other side of the basketball court, vuvuzela in hand, ready to blow you way when you say those nasty things. WVU’s reputation is saved! Get yourself in the library (to then get kicked out) If you frequent the library as often as I do (about five times in five years), this might be a use for you. Sneak the vuvuzela into the building, find the floor with the most people and blow it as hard as you can for as long as you can. Just don’t blow too hard and face a similar fate as Yvonne Mayer, an insurance saleswoman who blew her horn a little too hard and ripped her windpipe.
Scare the crap out of someone Just sneak up behind somebody on the nearest sidewalk with your vuvuzela in hand. When you think you’re at the perfect distance (about three feet), put that instrument up to your lips and Make your co-workers hate blow your hardest. If the person screams, you win. you If I owned a vuvuzela, it would keep it in my cubicle at The Daily Self-defense If you’re walking through SunAthenaeum. When a coworker made me mad, I would blow it nyside at night or down one of in their ear. If you’re a waitress those dark alleyways near High or something, I bet it could really Street, keep your vuvuzela as a I’ll see you in four years. Bring help you get a better tip, too. defense against bad guys. They your well-used vuvuzela.
Alarm clock Did you know the traditional use of the plastic device was to summon distant villagers to attend community gatherings? I’m not sure what that has to do with making sure you’re up on time or how a vuvuzela would help you get up, since you’ll be sleeping. But, if you could get your roomMating call mate or a friend to stand at your This could become your gobedside and blow that two-foot to pick-up line if you have no instrument, I bet you would wake game. Use the monotone beeup. type sound to get the attention of a co-ed hottie from your on-camAlert the campus the PRT is pus apartment. Then say, “Look down at my vuvuzela,” and wink. Yeah, For me, that spinning yellow that will work really well. light just doesn’t cut it. I need Anger your roommate AP a vuvuzela ringing in my ear to “Oh, what’s that, you left dirty A child blows a vuvuzela prior to the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the United know the PRT is down. Just don’t get it mixed up with some of the dishes in the sink?” “Is that a full States and Ghana at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa, Saturday.
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HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year, you have evolved, as is reﬂected in a new way of thinking and dealing with others. You might not always have the best answer, but you surround yourself with various people with diﬀerent ﬁelds of expertise. If you are single, many doors open through a hobby or an intense ﬁeld of interest. Still be a bit cynical when forming a bond. If you are attached, the two of you can really get to the bottom of some key issues and evolve to a new level of understanding. AQUARIUS nearly has X-ray vision into your soul. ARIES MARCH 21APRIL 19 ★★★★ Keep conversations rocking and rolling. You might be taken aback by someone holding back, making a situation more difficult. Get as much completed during the daytime hours as possible. Tonight: Take a break and do your thing. TAURUS APRIL 20MAY 20 ★★★★ You are more together than you realize. How you deal with a boss might not be the best choice for you. Perhaps another approach would be better and more eﬀective. Listen to news with an eye to
the future. Tonight: Find your friends. GEMINI MAY 21JUNE 20 ★★★★★ The unusual solution will work. Understanding evolves to a new level. You could be held back by self-imposed restrictions or by going over a situation in your head again and again. Tonight: A force to be dealt with. CANCER JUNE 21JULY 22 ★★★★ Close relating draws a new solution and a diﬀerent option. Your way of dealing with a situation could change dramatically. Someone could be vague, creating a misunderstanding. Rather than trample on this person’s feet, conﬁrm his or her intentions. Tonight: Let your mind wander. Relax. LEO JULY 23AUG. 22 ★★★★ Others feel that they have the authority to make demands. You can choose to (1) do your thing, or (2) go along, knowing you are ultimately in control, or (3) let them know what you think. You might be best oﬀ with 1 or 2 for now. Negotiations could happen in the next few days. Tonight: A must appearance. VIRGO AUG. 23SEPT. 22 ★★★★ Dive into work. If
someone is being vague or diﬃcult, don’t hesitate to ask questions. This person just tends to be a lot less precise than you would like. A partner could be put oﬀ by all the time you need to deal with an issue. Tonight: Head home, then decide. LIBRA SEPT. 23OCT. 22 ★★★★★ Your imagination knows no limits. Though the creative side of you enjoys this trait, the practicality of some of your ideas might be questionable. Consider options more openly. You might not want to act as an independent agent, but you might not have a choice. Tonight: Head home on the early side. SCORPIO OCT. 23NOV. 21 ★★★★ If possible, work from home. You could be encountering a situation that is uniquely diﬃcult or confusing. Be aware of what is going on and, for the moment, don’t discount anything. Tonight: You get a second wind. SAGITTARIUS NOV. 22DEC. 21 ★★★★ Conversations have a strange tone, and you sense that much is being left out. Don’t ask why; rather, temporarily ﬁll in the gaps. A boss could restrict you in some manner. Don’t allow this per-
son to make you uncomfortable. Tonight: Head home early. CAPRICORN DEC. 22JAN. 19 ★★★★ If you opt for a risk or are in murky waters ﬁnancially, be ready for the worstcase scenario – not that it will necessarily happen. The additional padding mentally can only help. Tonight: Getting the whole story might not be possible. AQUARIUS JAN. 20FEB. 18 ★★★★★ Others find you inspiring, though they might have diﬃculty understanding the details of an idea or concept. Indulge others as they ask questions that you are sure you have answered already. Tonight: Meet a friend, but head home early. PISCES FEB. 19MARCH 20 ★★ You might feel out of sync a good part of the day. How others respond to you tells you even more. Realize your limits, but also know that there are better ideas and solutions. Tonight: Deal with a diﬃcult associate directly. BORN TODAY Boxer Mike Tyson (1966), actress Susan Hayward (1917), Olympic gold medal winner Michael Phelps (1985)
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Communities oﬀer Independence Day events Municipal Band to perform free traditional concert Prickett’s Fort State Park to celebrate Fourth of July BY DAVID RYAN COPY EDITOR
Patriots and heroes can wave their miniature American flags to the celebratory sounds of the nation’s founding Saturday as part of an outdoor concert. The Independence Day Concert will be performed by the Morgantown Municipal Band July 3 from 11 a.m. at the Amphitheater at Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park. The Municipal Band is a “traditional concert band,” said C.B. Wilson, conductor of the free event. The band has “trumpets, trombones, French horns, tubas, percussions, clarinets, flutes,” and other instruments, Wilson said. Players in the band are mem-
bers of the Local 580 union of the American Federation of Musicians, which includes performers from Morgantown, Fairmont and Clarksburg. Sometimes non-union student members also play, Wilson said. It is the 21st year the concert has been held in Morgantown, with the event being a local favorite. “It’s become very popular,” he said. “People enjoy it. Sometimes they bring little kids. People get a chance to express their feelings for the United States.” Wilson said the concert will not be held July 4 this year because of Independence Day falling on a Sunday. The midday concert was moved to July 3 to prevent from interfering with typical church services.
Each concert typically revolves around a common theme, with musical numbers often tying together. The theme of the show is “varied,” Wilson said. “In some years, I’ve used a theme of water. One year, I did a theme of postage stamps. The pieces I played I related to some American postage stamps over the last 50 years. Sometimes it revolves around composer, a number.” As is tradition with the concert, the theme is not announced in advance of the show. Wilson noted the theme is also a draw for the concert. This year’s program includes music by John Philip Sousa, Gustav Holst, Samuel Barber, Lerner and Loewe and Irving Berlin.
The concert also features patriotic songs such as “God Bless America” and “America, the Beautiful.” Current and former military personnel who have served or will serve are often recognized during the concert, and audiences are encouraged to sing along with provided lyrics. Music has a special place with the celebration of America’s independence. “It would be hard to go to any community and not hear the ‘Stars and Stripes Forever’ on the Fourth of July,” he said. “After all – we are celebrating the 234th year of the independence of the United States of America. That’s pretty special.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Prickett’s Fort State Park is presenting an Independence Day historical interpretation Sunday to celebrate the early history of America and the influence of the local community. Prickett’s Fort, located in Fairmont, W.Va., was built in 1774 as a civilian refuge from Indian attacks for early settlers and would house up to 80 families for survival, according to program director Melissa May. The fort seen today was reconstructed and opened July 4, 1976. According to May, the fort is
extremely unique due to its unusual history, making the local area an important factor in the expansion of the 1700s. “The fort is solely unique to this area because it was not a military fort, but was protected by a citizens’ militia, and that’s just an unusual story that people need to recognize this region for,” May said. “There was no American government; nobody was protecting the people who moved here. They were taking great risks with their families who moved West, natives were being pushed out and they were fighting back.”
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Latest in ‘Twilight’ saga hits theaters today to excitement of many fans BRITTNI MCGUIRE A&E WRITER
The latest installment of the “Twilight” series is set to pick up where “New Moon” left off. Fans of the books know what will come of Edwards closing lines “Marry me,” but those who have not read the series are sure to be impatiently waiting for the answer. Tickets went on pre-sale at the beginning of May to allow fans plenty of time to make sure to grab tickets for the midnight premieres that began last night. There was not much time between “New Moon” and “Eclipse” due to high demand as well as trying to gain the most money from the franchise that seems to be at its prime. “New Moon” premiered on Nov.20, 2009 and about seven
months later fans are already ironing their “Team Jacob” and “Team Edward” emblems on their shirts once again to show their dedication and love for every teen’s favorite vampire and werewolf rivalry. The crowd always seems to be flooded with just as many adults as there are children and teenagers with a majority of them being women. These statistics may have something to do with the over dramatized love triangle between Bella and her two “monster” lovers. “Eclipse” is sure to shed more light on Jacob Black’s character and allow fans to see where the saga will be going with the werewolf versus vampire storyline as well as Bella’s longing to become a vampire so that she can be with Edward forever. “Twilight” and “New Moon” both centered on a relationship
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of love but with different interests for Bella. In “Twilight,” fans were introduced to the concept of vampires living amongst “normal” people and just what happens when those two worlds intertwine with love: Edward and Bella fall in love and quickly begin their romance that seems to be forever. After the success of the book and the film, audiences were immediately hooked on to the next installment, “New Moon,” anxiously waiting to see what was going to happen between Bella and Edward only to find that she just may have a new love in her life: Jacob.
“New Moon” brings the relationship and Jacob’s love for Bella to new heights. Edward leaves out of fear of hurting Bella and Jacob is quick to move in for the kill. Jacob has learned that he is one of the members of his ancestry who have the gene to turn into a werewolf. Werewolves and vampires are divine enemies and Bella is caught in the middle. In “Eclipse” the werewolves and vampires are joining together to kill Victoria, a vampire who is after Bella because Edward killed her lover, James. Is love enough to bring the two enemies together to fight for Bella? If you’ve read the books you probably know the answer, but if not good luck screaming in theaters at the screen and shaking in your seats. email@example.com
Friend, promoter of ‘King of Pop’ suspects foul play in book BY AARON DAWSON A&E WRITER
Whether you grew up as a Michael Jackson fan or are indifferent to his music, Jackson’s sway over the media and untimely death are extremely important elements of the history of popular culture. Although medical reports have been filed concluding that Jackson’s death was a result of a noxious mixture of various prescription drugs, there are those who posit that Jackson’s death was a result of foul play, chief among them is author Leonard Rowe. As Jackson’s former friend and promoter, Rowe had a “one-on-one relationship” with Jackson and argues that there is more mystery to Jackson’s death than has been publicized. In his book, “What Really Happened to Michael Jackson, the King of Pop: The Evil Side of the Entertainment Industry,” Rowe argues a conspiracy was involved in the death of the King
of Pop. Although the book discusses racism and other seedy topics surrounding the underbelly of the music industry, Rowe argues that Jackson’s refusal to sell his ownership of Sony’s catalogue might have led to his death. “Michael told me that he thought someone was trying to kill him over the catalogue,” Rowe said. “I didn’t listen at the time. I thought he was just paranoid.” Rowe started the book before Jackson’s death, but was required to take a break from writing when Jackson asked for Rowe’s assistance. “I started the book 2 years ago, but had to take a break to watch over his (Jackson’s) financial affairs,” Rowe said. Following Jackson’s death, Rowe felt the need to finish the book and reveal his thoughts on what caused Jackson’s death. Rowe said the performer was dedicated to being the best at what he did.
“Sometimes entertainers just come along,” he said. “He was very devoted to being the best. I don’t think there will be someone who will reach his peak in our lifetime.” “There will never be another Michael Jackson,” he said. “What Really Happened to Michael Jackson, the King of Pop: The Evil Side of the Entertainment Industry” is available in hardcover, paperback and digitally. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Latest ‘Transformers’ proves licensed video games can entertain JAMES CARBONE CAMPUS CALENDAR EDITOR
The Transformers franchise has conquered almost every form of media over the years. Creator Hasbro has had several popular cartoons, two blockbuster films and sold millions of toys, but it has never had any real luck in the video game market, until now. “Transformers: War for Cybertron” presents the neverending battle between Autobots and Decepticons, but, instead of using the usual battle arena of Earth, the two sides are now fighting one another on their home planet of Cybertron. Players are presented with two different campaigns, one for each allegiance, destroying robots in the name of their never ending war. In the Decepticon story, Megatron is trying to gain control of dark energon, a highly corrupted source of energy, so he can use it to conquer the Autobots once and for all. Meanwhile, in the Autobot story, their leader, Zeta Prime, has fallen in battle, and a young warrior known simply as Optimus has decided to step into his shoes and defend their forces from the Decepticon offensive. Along the way, both have assis-
A scene from the new ‘Transformers’ game ‘War of Cybertron’ available for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. tance from their respective armies, popular characters from the franchise such as mini-bot Bumblebee and the traitorous Starscream. Each level allows for players to pick from three different robots, each with their own special abilities and weapons that can be used to conquer invading forces. In this regard, it feels very similar to the 1980s “Transformers” cartoon, where each episode would feature different support-
ing characters every week, bringing some diversity to the game’s cast. The gameplay itself is a combination of new and old styles. It plays as a generic third-person over-the-shoulder shooter, which is not a bad thing, but it doesn’t break the mold either. However, at anytime in the game, players can transform into a vehicle, from jets to tanks, which adds a new level of combat for
players. Even with this unique addition, the story mode in the game doesn’t make it worth picking up. However, the multiplayer mode does. In it, players are given four different classes, Leader, Scientist, Scout and Soldier, and six different game modes in which to battle one another, modes such as Team Deathmatch and Conquest. Thanks to the classes, the game
feels like someone combined “Team Fortress 2” with “Gears of War,” except everyone can also turn into cars. It is an awesome combination. Gamers who would rather play a support class instead of one that is combat-based are allowed to do just that, so not everyone has to run into battle with guns blazing. Players are allowed to customize their warriors, from physical things like their paint job or body type to their special abilities and weapons. There is also a leveling system for each class where players can unlock more abilities the more they use a certain class, be it a special attack or a passive upgrade such as increased accuracy. My only complaint with the system is that the physical changes players can make are limited. Only bright colors can be used on Autobots and somber colors on Decepticons, but over the years, both sides have had robots of all shades and its unfortunate that some characters cannot be replicated. Still, part of the fun is allowing players to create their favorite character in some form. There is also an Escalation mode, similar to “Gears of War 2’s” Horde mode or “Halo 3: ODST’s” Firefight mode, where the player must fight wave after wave of robot and lasting as long as possible.
‘War of Cybertron’ Activision The latest in the ‘Transformers’ video game adaptations is better than its predecessors.
“Transformers: War for Cybertron” is perfect for someone who is looking for a great multiplayer experience, and any Transformer fan will enjoy the story mode, but casual gamers may not. “Transformers: War for Cybertron” is available for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
How to be a better moviegoer DAVID RYAN COPY EDITOR
Going to see a movie is a pretty big deal. You might not think so – but there are a lot of decisions that have to go into making the trip to the local cinema. First, you have to decide which movie you want to see. Then, you have to debate whether or not that movie is going to be worth the $7 to $10 ticket price. After all that, it should be possible to simply sit down and enjoy the show. This is a guide to helping make the moviegoing experience more enjoyable for everyone. The quiet summer months are a perfect time for those among you who see this list and can identify themselves as possible offenders to see where you’re going wrong and make amends.
Don’t eat a five course meal. Stop and think about it for a second – is buying an entire tub of popcorn that costs as much as a small mortgage really worth it? Are you really that hungry as to consume a small child’s weight in buttery popcorn? Do you really need a mega-sized helping of Junior Mints to get you through the 90 minutes of film? Probably not. But it’s understandable if you decide to splurge seeing a movie on a big screen and want to make a moment of it. That, I get. This gets annoying for the rest of us, however, when people wait until the beginning of the film to open their plastic packets, slurp their sodas and rustle their packaging. Of course, it’s entirely possible to have done so instead of trying to figure out the “fun” anagrams of celebrity names or even during the preview for “Shrek 5: Not Done Yet.” But no, they wait to make the loudest noise possible. Avoid this at all costs.
Be smart with your smart phone It doesn’t matter that you “really need” to answer that phone call or answer that text message. There are certain basic rules of cell phone etiquette that apply to any dark, quiet environments. Treat the movie theater like you would your class – the hordes of technology-fearing professors have instilled an air of fear surrounding unexpected cell phone ringers that can be applied here. Most new phones can be set so the screen isn’t as bright as it typically is. By setting the screen brightness lower, you can check your messages without causing temporary blindness to the person sitting either side of you or even behind you. Most phones – if not all phones – also feature a “vibrate” or “silent” mode that can alert you to calling without distracting people. While Outkast’s “Hey Ya!” is a great and catchy song, it doesn’t
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need to be blurting out of your iPhone at the loudest possible setting when Andy and Buzz from “Toy Story” are escaping the clutches of a psychotic pink bear. There is also never an appropriate time to answer your phone and take a call during a movie. Your bro doesn’t need to know you’re “at the movies.” He can wait. Seriously. He can. Try not to arrive late We’re all aware that movie start times are lies. There are about 20 minutes of commercials and previews (if not more in some cases) tagged on to most displayed times, so there’s always a small window you can afford to be late in. But don’t be the person who has to arrive 10 minutes late into the actual movie, in a moment of crucial exposition, and have to uproot everyone from their seat. There should be a law that says if you’re arriving after the opening credits, “a moviegoer forfeits all
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rights to sit by any acquaintances if they are unable to be reached simply by sitting down.” Sit somewhere out of the way, where you won’t disturb a whole aisle for your tardiness. You’re there to watch the movie, anyway, not provide a commentary. Save that for the DVD release. Don’t clap at the end of the movie This phenomenon is perhaps the worst of all the offenses committed during a movie that cost $10 to watch. For some reason – and for reasons beyond any apparent sense – people are clapping at the end of movies. Each time it happens, I look around at the audience getting up from their seats and mindlessly applauding. I’ve been told people do this to show their appreciation of a fine film. It certainly happened at the end of “Toy Story 3,” which I can
political workings that created our country,” May said. “The interpretations really show what daily life was like in the 1700s in what would’ve been Virginia.” The upcoming program is not only about celebrating American history but is produced to appreciate and teach others about their area’s importance in where their country is today. “Understanding the context
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appreciate, though strangely not at the end of “MacGruber.” But I don’t understand who these people are showing appreciation to. This isn’t live theatre – nobody associated with the movie is there. Unless, of course, this is a special preview screening, in which case there may be. But for the dozens of movies someone may see in a year, nobody associated with the film is there. Not even the Lead Grip of the production staff. I can only assume this is for the fine work of the projectionist, who has managed to seamlessly deliver the film for two hours without falling asleep. If not the projectionist, then who? The screen? The speakers? The ability for it to be finished? It boggles the mind, makes no sense and is completely unnecessary. email@example.com
of this region within the whole country and our specific history ... makes you appreciate the sacrifices that were made by those early settlers that helped to enable our freedom now,” May said. Prickett’s Fort State Park is open daily and offers a variety of historical interpretations, in addition to activities like blacksmithing and weaving. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and $3 for children. For more information, visit www.prickettsfortstatepark. com. firstname.lastname@example.org
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“I got drafted, and I was comfortable. All of a sudden things are thrown at you, and it all changes. It was hard ... Being my first year out of college, I didn’t know where I was going to go. I haven’t established a name for myself. That was the hardest part.” — Former WVU women’s soccer player Carolyn Blank
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When former West Virginia women’s soccer player Carolyn Blank was drafted into Women’s Professional Soccer Jan. 15, she had no idea about the roller coaster ride ahead of her. In just six months, Blank has had her future questioned and has played for two teams. After her senior season at WVU, in which her four goals and one assist garnered her team’s Most Valuable Player honors, Blank was drafted in the fifth round of the WPS Draft by the St. Louis Athletica. Blank was off to a solid start in the professional ranks as she started in Athletica’s first six games – even notching her first professional goal during that span. But it all changed.
On May 27, the team announced it was shutting down due to financial problems. Suddenly, Blank and the rest of her St. Louis teammates had no club to play for and became free agents. “I got drafted, and I was comfortable,” she said. “All of a sudden things are thrown at you, and it all changes. “It was hard ... Being my first year out of college, I didn’t know where I was going to go. I haven’t established a name for myself. That was the hardest part.” Blank got another chance, though. The Atlanta Beat signed her and gave her another opportunity to play. Blank joined five of her former St. Louis teammates in Atlanta. “Having girls on the team in St. Louis that came here was really
helpful,” Blank said. “Part of my family was now coming with me to my new family.” Blank said the four years she spent at West Virginia has been helpful to her success at the next level. She described the Mountaineer soccer program as a “very blue-collar type of atmosphere where hard work is valued the most.” That same hard working mentality is paying dividends in the professional ranks. She admitted to not being the best player on the team, but she can stand out with her hard work. “It’ll win you games. It’ll get your name out there,” Blank said. “(The coaches) see you working hard, and you might not win every battle, but running the whole game and fighting the whole game is really what matters.” Blank still keeps in touch with
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Taking a quick look at the West Virginia football team’s 2010 schedule, if there is a game the Mountaineers are expected to win in the Big East Conference portion of the schedule, it’s likely against Syracuse. WVU will be playing at home, and the Mountaineers haven’t lost to Syracuse at Milan Puskar Stadium since 2000. In those games, WVU has outscored the Orange by more than 20 points and held Syracuse to an average of nine points per game. In addition, West Virginia played perhaps its best offensive game against Syracuse last year at the Carrier Dome in a 34-13 victory. So, when the Orange come to Morgantown Oct. 23, West Virginia should feel relatively confident. Still, head coach Doug Marrone’s team will bring what is expected to be an improved team to town. “I think we made great strides,” Marrone said following his team’s spring game. Mountaineer fans will remember Ryan Nassib, who will be the Orange’s starting quarterback this season. Nassib took over for last year’s starter Greg Paulus against WVU after a slow start. “We have been together for a full year … We have been through a season together, and we now know what he wants out of us and what we need to do to get the job done and go out there and play right and smart,” Nassib said. “I think this year, coming into our second season, we have better chemistry as a team, especially on the offense.” Last year, Nassib completed 36-of-68 passes for 422 yards and three touchdowns with just one interception. He will have competition in the fall from sophomore Charley Loeb, who had a strong spring. Whoever starts under center will have promising wide receivers to throw to like Alec Lemon (29 catches for 295 yards and one touchdown in 2009) and Marcus Sales (28 catches for 324 yards and three touchdowns). The spring surprise was junior Van Chew, who had just six catches last year. “Weapons like that make my job look easy,” Nassib said. “We have some playmakers out there who are really emerging on the scene
this year. Our wide receivers are stepping up a lot this spring. We are really looking forward to them being a big asset.” Syracuse could have the services of 1,000-yard rusher Delone Carter, but he is suspended from school awaiting the completion of an assault case. If he does not return, the Orange offense will take a significant hit. In that case, it will be up to junior Antwon Bailey who rushed for 312 yards and one touchdown. The running backs will run through the holes of a seniorladen offensive line led by center Ryan Bartholomew. The running game will have to improve after a second-to-last finish in the Big East in that category. Marrone installed a simpler offense this spring, including an emphasis on getting the ball down the field through the passing game to help the rushing attack. “Syracuse has usually been a run first team,” Bailey said, “so when we are going down the field it opens up the run game. That helps us in every way.” The Orange is hoping 10 starters returning from the team’s defense will allow for a second year of improvement on that side of the ball. Last year, Syracuse was the best team in the Big East against the run. SU will have to replace talented defensive tackle Arthur Jones on the line, but the rest of the front four are back intact. Linebacker might be where Syracuse will make its biggest mark. Two potential all-Big East candidates, Doug Hogue and Derrell Smith, return to lead the defense and continue its strength against the run. The two combined for 154 tackles, 14 sacks and 26.5 tackles for loss last year. Against the pass, Syracuse was not as successful. The Orange finished 85th nationally in pass de-
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Former West Virginia women’s soccer player Carolyn Blank runs with the ball during a game in 2008. Blank now plays for the Atlanta Beat in Women’s Professional Soccer.
Late ex-WVU receiver Chris Henry had chronic brain injury, Univ. researchers say
Syracuse projected starting quarterback Ryan Nassib is sacked by WVU defensive end Julian Miller during the SU/WVU game in 2009.
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West Virginia head women’s soccer coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. The two talk at least once a week. “I can call her and tell her if I’m having a bad day, but I can call her if I just played the best soccer of my life,” Blank said. “She’s such an easy person to talk to and someone who is so helpful and wants to see you succeed.” Other than getting to play soccer at the highest level, Blank said she also gets a thrill from playing in the only women’s soccer-specific stadium in the world. “It’s just awesome. It’s incredible. I really can’t put words on it,” Blank said. “Just to have something built around women’s soccer is a step for our sport. “Even though it’s all been a little crazy, I think I ended up at the best place I possibly could.”
INSIDE SYRACUSE KEY PLAYER QB Ryan Nassib Last year, Nassib did a good job taking over for Greg Paulus against the Mountaineers. Now, WVU will be ready for the junior. Syracuse only averaged 203.8 yards per game through the air in 2009, so it will be up to Nassib to improve that number. What may help is head coach Doug Marrone taking over the oﬀensive coordinator job. In the spring, Syracuse transitioned its oﬀense to a more north-south attack. Nassib will have the opportunity to air it out. Against the Mountaineers’ tough secondary, it might be a tough task. OTHER PLAYERS TO WATCH WR Alec Lemon, RB Delone Carter, C Ryan Bartholomew, LB Derrell Smith, LB Doug Hogue, S/CB Mike Holmes, P Rob Long STRENGTHS Linebackers, rush defense, special teams WEAKNESSES Running game, wide receiver depth, offensive line IMPORTANT LOSSES DT Arthur Smith, QB Greg Paulus fense and 81st in scoring defense. Five starters return from that unit, so it is expected to be better. “Art Jones was an all-American and a first team all-conference,” Smith said. “He is a big loss, but I think we have people to step up and do a pretty good job out there.” The Syracuse special teams unit should be one of the best in the Big East.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP)— Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry suffered from a chronic brain injury that may have influenced his mental state and behavior before he died last winter, West Virginia University researchers said Monday. The doctors had done a microscopic tissue analysis of Henry’s brain that showed he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Neurosurgeon Julian Bailes and California medical examiner Bennet Omalu, codirectors of the Brain Injury Research Institute at WVU, announced their findings alongside Henry’s mother, Carolyn Henry Glaspy, who called it a “big shock” because she knew nothing about her 26-year-old son’s underlying condition or the disease. Henry died in December, a day after he came out of the back of a pickup truck his fiancee was driving near their home in Charlotte, N.C. It’s unclear whether Henry jumped or fell. Toxicology tests found no alcohol in his system, and an autopsy concluded he died of numerous head injuries, including a fractured skull and brain hemorrhaging. But Bailes, team doctor for the Mountaineers and a former Pittsburgh Steelers physician, said it’s easy to distinguish those acute traumatic injuries from the underlying condition he and Omalu found when staining tiny slices of Henry’s brain. Bailes and fellow researchers believe chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, is caused by multiple head impacts, regardless of whether those blows result in a concussion diagnosis. A number of studies, including one commissioned by the NFL, have found that retired professional football players may have a higher rate than normal of Alzheimer’s disease and other memory problems. What’s interesting, Bailes said, is that Henry was only 26, and neither NFL nor WVU records show he was diagnosed with a concussion during his playing career. But it doesn’t take a collision with another player for brain trauma to occur. “The brain floats freely in
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West Virginia football players don a helmet sticker with the letters CH at the 2010 Gator Bowl in memory of former WVU receiver Chris Henry who died in December 2009. your skull,” Omalu said. “If you’re moving very quickly and suddenly stop, the brain bounces.” And over time, with repetition, that causes big problems. CTE carries specific neurobehavioral symptoms, Bailes said – typically, failure at personal and business relationships, use of drugs and alcohol, depression and suicide. “Chris Henry did not have that entire spectrum and we don’t know if there’s a cause and effect here,” Bailes said. “It certainly raises the question and raises our curiosity. We’re just here to report our findings. That may be for others to decipher.” Henry’s personal struggles were well documented. Although he was a vital part of the Bengals’ offense as a rookie, he ended that season with an arrest for marijuana possession. After a playoff loss to Pittsburgh, he was arrested on a gun charge in Florida. Henry was suspended for half a season in 2007 as the league cracked down on personal conduct. When he was arrested a fifth time, a judge called Henry “a one-man crime wave” and the Bengals released him. But Henry got a second chance and played 12 games in the 2008 season. Teammates said they’d noticed a change his demeanor, and at the start of the 2009 season, he described himself as “blessed” and said he was turn-
ing his life around. Glaspy gave Bailes permission to examine her son’s brain in detail. “I was a little scared,” she said. “It was something new to me. I’m still trying to educate myself as to what it means. Some of it makes sense with some of the behavioral patterns in Chris – just like mood swings and the headaches. “Hopefully I can share whatever they share with me with other parents and help the NFL deal with the matter of being hit in the head and concussions and to educate ourselves as mothers and fathers when we send our kids out there on the field.” Omalu first came across CTE, a condition often seen in boxers, after studying the brain of Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame lineman Mike Webster. Webster died in 2002 of a heart attack at age 50. He had suffered brain damage that left him unable to work following his career. Bailes said he and Omalu have now analyzed the brains of 27 modern athletes, and the majority showed evidence of CTE. But it’s found in only a small number of players, he said. “I think football is a great sport, and we want to make it safer,” Bailes said, “but we have to continue to move forward with changes made recently and take the head impacts out of the sport as much as possible.”
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Track athletes record top 20 finishes BY BRAD JOYAL SPORTS WRITER
Although the West Virginia track and field team competed in the NCAA Outdoor Championships two weeks ago, the season was not over for three athletes. Seniors Keri Bland, Clara Grandt and Karly Hamric competed at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships last week at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. WVU was the only school in the country to have three seniors qualify for the USA Championships after competing in the NCAA Championships two weeks ago. Bland competed in the 800 meter, Hamric in the 1,500 meter and Grandt in the 10,000 meter “This competition is the elite of the elite,” said WVU head coach Sean Cleary. “To have three home grown athletes qualify for the competition was a testament not only to the focus and determination they possessed throughout the year but also their mental stamina to have run so well after such a long year.”
Grandt put forth her best effort of the season and was rewarded with her best performance of the year. The West Union, W.Va., native placed ninth in the finals of the 10,000-meter event (33:22.54). After claiming all-American honors in the cross country and indoor track seasons, Grandt most recently received the same honor for her performance at the NCAA Outdoor Championships when she finished fourth in the 10,000 meter. Cleary said 90 percent of the athletes were running in their first meet of the season and will continue to run this summer in Europe. He added the runners that competed in NCAA events were exhausted after completing a strenuous season. “The college runners that ran throughout the NCAA season looked very tired, including the young lady from Iowa that won the NCAA meet two weeks ago,” Cleary said. “Clara ran the best race of any collegiate runner. A direct result of years and years of hard work, needless to say, she is looking forward to a break.”
Hamric finished 15th in the 1,500-meter event (4:19.43). With four Olympians and a handful of national champions taking part in the 1,500 meter, Cleary said Hamric’s result was solid. “This was her first time running at this level,” Cleary said. “For that matter, Karly’s season has seen a number of firsts for her. Simply put, she fell just 200 meters short of standing on the line with the 12 best milers America has to offer. In time, she will indeed finish that race off.” Bland followed suit, finishing 20th in the 800 meter (2:05.63). Clearly said words could not describe how happy and full of pride he was for the three Mountaineers and West Virginia natives. “This entire team has had a year of breakthroughs. It does not happen without many contributing factors,” Cleary said. “My staff, our support staff and the support of the administration is crucial. Our motto is brick by brick. Although the house is not yet built, we surely have the frame in place.” email@example.com
Huggins finalizes 2010 recruiting class West Virginia head men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins completed his 2010 recruiting class after signing Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball Kevin Noreen. The 6-foot-10, 220-pound forward from Minneapolis originally signed with Boston College before switching his commitment after BC fired its head coach Al Skinner. “We are really excited about getting a player of Kevin’s caliber this late in the process,” Huggins said in a release. “Kevin is a multi-skilled player who will fit in our system extremely well. With our abundance of physical low post players, Kevin’s skill set should prove very valuable for our team’s future.” Noreen is Minnesota’s all-time scoring leader in high school history. He scored 4,086 career points and had 14 games with more than 40 points and seven with more than 50. In his senior season at Minnesota Transitions Charter School, Noreen averaged 38.6 points, 16.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 3.9 steals and 3.2 blocks per game. In addition, Noreen guided
DENNENY Continued from PAGE 12 to going up against tough players in the Big East Conference, he will be tested even more in the NBA. Once he overcomes the typical growing pains each rookie faces, Butler should start to make an impact with the Heat. While Butler may not be the key piece the Heat need to get back to the NBA Finals, he will be important for the team’s future success. Although Butler could make an impact right away when he returns from his knee injury, Ebanks’ career will have an even slower start. Ebanks will join the backto-back NBA champions in the 2010-11 campaign. It is speculated by many the Lakers selected Ebanks to replace an aging Lamar Odom. Though Ebanks may lack some
his team to the 2010 Class A state Twigg earned WVU’s Rookie MVP championship. honor. Big East men’s basketball schedule announced The Big East Conference announced West Virginia’s league opponents for the 2010-11 conference regular season. The Mountaineers’ repeat opponents for this season are Pitt, Louisville and DePaul. In addition, West Virginia will play home games against Connecticut, DePaul, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pitt, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall and USF. West Virginia will play road games at Cincinnati, DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse and Villanova.
Two football games will begin at 3:30 p.m. West Virginia announced the football team’s home games against Coastal Carolina Sept. 4, and UNLV Oct. 9 will be televised on the Big East Network. Both games start at 3:30 p.m. Swimming and diving announces women’s recruits West Virginia head swimming and diving coach Vic Riggs announced his 2010 women’s team recruiting class Tuesday. Signing letter of intents are Eva Burlingham, Kaitie Layne and Danielle Smith. Walk-on Melissa Schreiber will also join the team. “I’m very pleased and excited about this year’s incoming class of women. We’ve continued to address some of our depth issues, and obviously losing the senior class that we lost, we feel we’ve done a very good job replacing them,” Riggs said in a release.
Gyorko named team MVP Former West Virginia shortstop Jedd Gyorko was named the team’s MVP by head coach Greg Van Zant Tuesday. Relief pitchers Andy Altemus and Chris Enourato were named co-MVPs of the pitching staff. Left-handed pitcher Michael Briefs compiled by Tony Dobies of the strength and ball handling abilities of Odom, he does resemble Odom with his height and wingspan. With the guidance of a player like Odom, Ebanks could be in for a very successful career. Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak feels Ebanks will help the team defensively off the bench when their defensive stalwart Ron Artest is out of the game. Ebanks will also benefit by being around the likes of Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher, two veteran leaders who can show Ebanks the ropes and help keep the lanky forward out of trouble. Defensive help and muchneeded energy off the bench will likely be Ebanks’ main duties as he works to improve his long-range jump shot and dribbling. This summer will be a prime opportunity for Ebanks to work on his game, as he will play in the NBA summer league.
Once he can improve on his main weakness, Ebanks will begin to make more of a difference for the Lakers. In two to three years, Ebanks could be an essential part to a championship team, much like Odom. Although neither Butler nor Ebanks look like a favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award, expect to hear their names in the NBA for many years to come. But, even though Butler and Ebanks have been drafted, there is no guarantee they will find a roster spot. The NBA’s collective bargaining agreement does not guarantee a contract for second-round selections. Though they are not guaranteed to make the team, both deserve and are expected to make the roster for the 2010-11 season.
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225-227 JONES AVE. 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/BEDROOM. 2/MINUTE WALK TO MOUNTAINLAIR. $990/mo utilities included. 334 Forest St. (off Spruce). 304-2968236. 2/BR 2/BA FALLING RUN ROAD. Utilities included. $300 deposit reserves your room. www.theaugusta.com - 304-296-2787 2/BR 2/BA ON STEWARTSTOWN ROAD A/C, W/D, No pets. 304-594-3365 or 304-288-6374.
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LAKEVIEW RESORT TOWNHOUSE. 7TH Fairway. 2/BR, 2½-BA. Includes use of health spa/pool and clubhouse. Lawncare. $1500/mo. Some utilities. 304-692-1821.
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 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 MON. RIVER CONDOS. NEW 4/BR, 4/BA. WD/Pool. University-Commons. $300/mo per-bedroom plus utilities One available May/2010. One available August/2010. 724-825-6375. 814-404-2333 MULTIPLE 1&2 BEDROOM APTS. PETS considered. $375-$575. Lease deposit. Leave message if no answer. Walk to campus. 304-685-5477. NEW MODERN 2 BD TOWNHOMES close to downtown campus, A/C, W/D, D/W, Parking. No Pets. Avail. Aug 1, $900 + util. Rice Rentals 304-598-RENT NOW LEASING. 2/BR REMODELED apartment. Walk downtown. No Smoking. NO PETS. Tenant pays utilities. Grad students preferred. 304-288-0817. NOW RENTING TOP OF FALLING RUN ROAD Morgan Point 1+2/BR $590-$790+ utilities. Semester lease. WD. DW. Parking. NO PETS. Call: 304-290-4834.
PRETE RENTAL APARTMENTS EFF: 1BR: 2BR: Now Leasing For 2010 OFF-STREET PARKING EVANSDALE / STAR CITY LOCATION LOCALLY OWNED ON-SITE MAINTENANCE MOST UNITS INCLUDE: HEAT, WATER, and GARBAGE SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED
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599-4407 ABSOLUTELY NO PETS WWW.PRETERENTAL.COM SPACIOUS 1/BR. 712 BEECHURST AVE. Parking. NO PETS. $475/mo plus utilities. 304-282-3575 TERRACE HEIGHTS APARTMENTS 1-2-3 bedrooms available. Please call 304-292-8888. NO PETS permitted. 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.
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3/BR APARTMENTS. FOREST AVE AND Lower High Street. NO Pets. Lease/deposit. 304-296-5931.
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
THREE BEDROOMS. TWO BLOCKS from downtown campus. 304-692-0990.
TWO BEDROOM. TWO BLOCKS from downtown campus. 304-692-0990.
FURNISHED HOUSES 2/BR, 2/BA. $650/MO PLUS UTILITIES NO PETS. WD. Partially furnished. 5/min walk downtown. Lease/deposit. Available July 1, 2010. 304-290-1332. FURNISHED HOUSE. ASHTON ESTATES Townhome. 2/BR, 2½-BA. NO PETS. $1250/mo. 304-291-5493.
NEWLY REMODELED. FULLY furnished. 4/BR. 2/BA. Large rooms. Beverly Ave. Off-street parking. No Pets. CA/C. DW. WD. 304-599-6001.
UNFURNISHED HOUSES 2 PERSON HOUSE. WHARF AREA. Very large. W/D, carpeted, extra room, big porch. 5 minute walk. $350/person incl. gas. 304-923-2941. 3 PERSON 4/BR. WHARF AREA. Office, boot room, porch, off-street parking. 5/min walk to town. Carpeted, new kitchen, W/D. $350/person incl. gas. 304-216-1184. 617 NORTH ST. EXCELLENT CONDITION. Big 4/BR 2/Full BA, W/D/Deck, covered porch. Off-street parking for/5. Single car-garage. $1300/mo., $325/each plus utilities, Can be semi-furnished. NO PETS. 304-685-3457. 2/BR. 1/BA. WD. 5/MINUTE WALK TO town. $900/mo plus utilities. Lease and deposit. NO PETS. Available 7/1/10. 304-290-1332. 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 HOUSES FOR 2-3-4/PERSONS. WHARF area. $325/mo each includes gas. 304-284-9280. HUGE HOUSE. WALKING DISTANCE TO dowtown campus. 1½-baths. WD. Call Kris 304-282-4455. LARGE, 3/BR, 2/BA HOUSE. CENTRAL location. WD/hook-up. Off-street parking. All appliances. NO PETS. Lease/deposit. $450/person/mo each, utilities included. 304-292-7233. NEW TOWNHOMES- LEASE STARTING Available in August. Garage/Laundry/All Appliances included. $400/mo. per person. including utilities. 304-639-6193 or 3 0 4 - 4 9 4 - 2 4 0 0 www.chesstownhomes.net
ROOMMATES 49 FALLING RUN ROAD. ROOMMATE needed in 2/BR apartment. Close walk to campus. Roommate can be Male/Female. 304-296-2787. 1/BR OF 4/BR APT. COPPER BEECH. May-May. $389/mo+ 1/4-utilities. Needed ASAP. Call or text: 304-539-4502. 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 FOR TOWNHOUSE - 21 OCEANVIEW DRIVE Looking for 2 roommates for the 2010-2011 school year. Great townhouse in a quiet neighborhood off Maple Drive across from Ace Hardware, within walking distance of the Health Sciences Center (and the football stadium) and a short drive to the Law School. Off street parking available. The townhouse has a large kitchen and living room, washer/dryer, 2.5 bathrooms, a deck, and is partially furnished. Smoking and pets not permitted. Female professional/graduate students preferred, but other students are welcome to contact me. Rent includes utilities and is $580/month. A $500 security deposit required. Contact Hope Bragg at 304-444-5384 (C) or firstname.lastname@example.org
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FEMALE WANTED TO SHARE 4/BR house. 2170 University Ave. $425/mo plus utilities. Contact Katie: 703-216-4007. JUST LISTED! MALE OR FEMALE roommate for brand-new apt. Close to downtown. Next to Arnold Hall. WD, DW, AC, parking. NO PETS. $420/mo. includes utilities. Lease/dep. 304-296-8491. 304-288-1572. MALE ROOMMATE WANTED. Preferably grad student. Japanese welcome. Private bedroom. Off-street parking. Close to Evansdale campus. $200/mo+ ½utilities. Call: 304-292-3807. MALE TO SHARE 3/BR APT. AC. WD. Close to campus. Parking available. Call: 443-386-8343. NEED 2/3 ROOMMATES TO SHARE 4 BEDROOM APARTMENT. $350/$400 month + electric. May too May lease. No Pets. 304-5998329 ROOMMATES NEEDED FOR DIFFERENT situations. Call BCK Rentals. 304-594-1200 ROOMMATES, M/F, WILEY STREET & South Park. Available May/June. Rent includes utilities. WD. 304-292-5714.
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WEDNESDAY JUNE 30, 2010
2010 NBA DRAFT
Butler, Ebanks selected in 2nd round Mountaineer duo the first WVU pair selected in modern-era of NBA draft SPORTS WRITER
Former West Virginia stars Da’Sean Butler and Devin Ebanks saw their dreams coming true last Thursday night. They were drafted in succession in the second round of the NBA Draft at picks No. 42 and No. 43. Butler, who was chosen by the Miami Heat, is rehabbing his left knee after having surgery to repair a torn ACL he suffered during the Mountaineers’ 78-57 loss to Duke in the Final Four. Heat Vice President and Director of Pro Personnel Chet Kammerer said the organization was “very excited” Butler was still available when it was its turn to select. “We like Da’Sean because of what he brings to the table as a basketball player,” Kammerer said. “We really like his versatility, his ability to guard several positions ... He has proven offensively to have the ability to score and also is a solid rebounder.” Kammerer also mentioned Butler’s intangibles were intriguing to the Heat. “He brings togetherness to a team and is one of the more unselfish players I’ve seen. Time and again, he has shown he cares more about others than his own success,” Kammerer said. “The success of the West Virginia basketball program last year is a direct reflection of the leadership he showed on a daily basis in practice and throughout the course of the season. “Simply put, he’s a winner,” Kammerer added. Minutes after Butler’s selec-
tion, Ebanks was taken by the two-time defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers. The 6-foot-8-inch forward, who was projected by many to be drafted in the first round, slipped to the second round, and Lakers’ Assistant General Manger Ronnie Lester said the organization could not be any happier with the pick. “We had him in a certain range, and we had him higher than he went,” Lester said. “We really didn’t expect him to be there at No. 43.” Lester said the Lakers were trying to add depth behind Ron Artest at the small forward position by selecting Ebanks. When asked what the Lakers front office liked about Ebanks, Lester was quick to talk about the versatility the forward displayed in his two years at WVU. “We look at him as a guy that isn’t really a big scorer,” Lester said. “But, he can do a lot of things for your team to help you win games whether it be rebounding the ball or defending multiple positions.” Ebanks shot just 11.4 percent (8-of-70) from 3-point range in college. Lester said Ebanks must improve that number if he is going to see quality minutes in the 2010-11 season. “I consider him to be a good mid-range shooter around 17 feet,” he said. “But, he needs to expand his range a little bit out to 20 or 22 feet.” With the selections of Butler and Ebanks, it marks the second and third players selected during the tenure of WVU head coach Bob Huggins.
BY BRIAN KUPPELWEISER
DEREK DENNENYY SPORTS WRITER
Butler, Ebanks will make roster West Virginia had two players selected in the NBA Draft last Thursday. It marks the first time in school history two Mountaineers have been selected since the league switched to its current tworound format. Former senior Da’Sean Butler and former sophomore Devin Ebanks were selected with the 42nd and 43rd picks of the Draft and will join squads that combined for three of the last five NBA titles. Ebanks and Butler are two of three Mountaineers (Joe Alexander in 2008) to have been selected in the NBA Draft since now-WVU head coach Bob Huggins took over in 2007. In all, Huggins has had 18 players selected in the NBA Draft including Nick Van Exel and Kenyon Martin. Butler, who was selected by the Miami Heat, will likely join a team with a nucleus of young talents like Michael Beasley and Mario Chalmers. Miami is also hopeful that superstar Dwayne Wade will re-sign with the team in one of the biggest free-agent summers the league has seen in recent memory. If Miami is able to re-sign Wade, Butler, who is recovering and rehabbing from knee surgery to repair a torn ACL suffered in April, would fill the role as a nice compliment when healthy to Wade. Butler’s basketball IQ is one of his best traits, and that should help him gain an edge in the NBA where he will be pitted against top players every night. Though Butler is used
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Pastilong reflects on
West Virginia Outgoing Athletic Director Ed Pastilong, left, celebrates as WVU head football coach Bill Stewart is handed the 2008 Fiesta Bowl trophy. Pastilong said the 48-28 victory over Oklahoma in the game will be one of his lasting memories as athletic director.
WVU athletic director will remember Mountaineers’ big wins BY TONY DOBIES SPORTS EDITOR
When Ed Pastilong looks back on his time as West Virginia University’s athletic director, he will fondly remember his last trip to Madison Square Garden. In his 20 years, WVU had never won a Big East Conference title in men’s basketball – until 2010. “When you go home and you put your head on the pillow and reflect on what took place, you really feel good,” Pastilong said shortly after the team’s Final Four loss to Duke. “Any time you have your teams have a great season, it’s special, but for me being in this particular year makes it really special.” The men’s basketball team’s run to the Final Four, including that illustrious Big East Tournament title, was the last major sporting event Pastilong would see as WVU’s current athletic director. It will be his lasting memory. “Going into Madison Square Garden and playing in that tournament for so many years, to me it was just so significant to win that,” Pastilong said. He said he had the feeling only one other time while he was in charge – following the Mountaineers’ 48-28 Fiesta Bowl victory over Oklahoma in 2008. “Those two instances were remarkable,” Pastilong said. He added that those two games, along with the 2005 Sugar Bowl win over Georgia, will be his most-lasting memories. The University announced in February Pastilong would officially retire and not sign another contract as it was suspected he
wanted. From that point, Pastilong said he’s been trying to relish the moment. While he will still be around the program as athletic director-emeritus for two years, advising incoming Athletic Director Oliver Luck, Pastilong has no decision-making power starting Thursday. The 67-year-old former WVU quarterback and coach seems fine with that, though, because of the quality hire WVU made to replace Pastilong. “Not knowing who all the candidates were, my wishes were that Oliver would apply, and I felt confident if he were a candidate that he would rank high at the top,” Pastilong said at Luck’s “Welcome Home” celebration. “I compliment all of those who were involved in this selection. It pleases me very, very much that he is the new director.” Luck knows it will be a challenge to live up to the standards Pastilong set in his time. “They are not many schools in this climate that are economically self-sufficient, that are fiscally prudent and responsible, and Eddie, you’re to be congratulated for that,” Luck said. “You’re to be congratulated for all the great success our teams have had from the football field, on the hardwood, on the wrestling mat, on the tennis court, on the soccer pitch, you’ve done a marvelous job guiding this program, and it’s a real honor to step into those big shoes.” Pastilong guided WVU through some of the worst times in collegiate athletics, when most programs were spending more money than they can make, programs
were forced to be cut because of Title IX and conferences were realigned. When Penn State moved to the Big Ten Conference in 1990, it left West Virginia in a predicament for its football future. Pastilong was one of the leaders in developing the Big East football conference, which is still alive today as one of the six BCS conferences. Pastilong held the athletic department together, more recently, when three Big East schools bolted for the ACC in 2003. In that same year, the athletic department was forced to make cuts, in part due to Title IX. Since those cuts, though, it has created what has been called a “Golden Era” of athletics at WVU. From 2003 to now, the football program has won two BCS bowls and four Big East titles. In that span, the Mountaineers have averaged nearly 10 wins per season under former head coach Rich Rodriguez and current coach Bill Stewart. The men’s basketball team has been equally as successful. Besides its Final Four run this year under current coach Bob Huggins, the team has been to four Sweet 16s. In non-revenue sports, the rifle team won a national title in 2009 and numerous other programs like men’s and women’s soccer, track and field, cross country and swimming have reached new levels of success. Also in that span were some of the school’s best athletes like Pat White, Steve Slaton, Kevin Pittsnogle and Da’Sean Butler, among others. firstname.lastname@example.org