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Chick-fil-A to be in Lair by Spring 2011 By Nick Ashley Staff Writer
Chick-fil-A will be replacing McCoys in the Mountainlair next year. Chick-fil-A was chosen after the results of a student survey indicated it was one of the most popular student choice for addition to the Mountainlair. The restaurant will join Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe as a new dining option in the Mountainlair.
McCoys will be closed during the fall semester. “About three to four years ago, the University did a survey for students to see what new additions they would like to try to add in the food court of the Mountainlair,” said Michael Ellington, assistant vice president for Student Affairs. He said the University has been working to secure the contract for around 10 months. “We hope to have
Chick-fil-A in the Lair by the spring of 2011,” said Larry Koay, assistant director of Dining Services. “There is no exact amount for how much all this will cost. We are still in the process of figuring out minor details of the contract.” Chick-fil-A will be run through the University. Students will be able to use their meal plans for breakfast and dinner, similar to the Burger King already in
the Mountainlair. Mountie Bounty will also be accepted. “Chick-fil-A will benefit the students. It gives the students more variety, it’s nationally known throughout the country and gives a new dimension to the Lair,” said Ellington The restaurant will provide job opportunities for students, as well as having two full-time management positions. “Workers from McCoys, and other students will be available for work. It will be
open six days a week except on Sundays. The restaurant will be open Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. and will be closed on Sunday. “I have been at McCoys for 12 years. I believe that Chickfil-A will be a great thing for the students next year,” said Max Dawson, lead worker at McCoys. Chick-fil-A will benefit the food court, and have a great
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Univ. rises two spots in Princeton Review’s Party School ranking By Devon Unger City Editor
West Virginia University is back in the top 5. The 2011 Edition of The Princeton Review’s 373 Best Colleges ranked WVU as the No. 4 party school in the nation. Previous rankings have held WVU as the No. 6 party school in 2010, No. 4 party school in 2009, No. 1 in 2008 and No. 3 in 2007.
“If you look at this (party school) list, most of the universities that are on it each year are large, public universities with very strong academics, research and outreach, and also major athletic programs that have achieved great success,” said President James Clements in a statement. “Some of the very finest universities in the country typically find themselves on this list because they, like WVU, enjoy a
campus rich with both academic and social opportunities.” This year, WVU made eight other lists in addition to the party school ranking. WVU ranked No. 5 in Students Study the Least, No. 8 in Lots of Beer and Students Pack the Stadiums, No. 11 in Best Athletic Facilities and Best College Newspaper, No.15 in Lots of Hard Liquor, No. 18 in Reefer Madness, and No. 19 in Best College Library.
Clements said the University takes excessive drinking seriously by offering programs such as Alcohol Edu for incoming freshmen to educate them about the dangers and consequences of excessive alcohol consumption. WVU spokeswoman Becky Lofstead said the rankings can cause misconceptions among people not familiar with the
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Enrollment numbers rise more than 1 percent By Erin Fitzwilliams Staff Writer
As of Monday 26,156 students are enrolled at West Virginia University for the fall semester, a 1.4 percent rise from last year on Aug. 2. The greatest increase was in transfer students whose numbers are up almost 17 percent. Brenda Thompson, assistant vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and Services believes much of the boost in WVU enrollment is due to the advertising and pub-
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licity from the Final Four Basketball tournament that WVU participated in earlier this year. “(Students) base their colleges off of academics,” Thompson said. “With all the ads we got through the Final Four tournament, they got to see the WVU support.” The number of freshmen registered for WVU this fall is up to 4, 941 students, 460 more than last year. Thompson said last year students were staying closer to home due to the economy, attending community colleges
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to save some money. This year more students are looking at more expensive institutions. “National trends show slightly more students are going to be attending the bigger universities,” Thompson said. Due to the rise of student enrollment, on-campus residential dorms and apartments are full going into the fall semester according to Michael Beto, assistant director of dorms and housing. Students who applied for housing after June 30 were placed on a wait list.
“We are referring students to off campus housing unfortunately,” Beto said. According Brian Walker, director of off-campus housing, more than 80 percent of students already live off-campus, and many housing opportunities are available. There are more than 1,300 landlords within city limits, and other housing opportunities exist outside city limits. Many of these are still close to campus, Walker said.
The Morgantown City Manager recommended the city join with the other county municipalities and organizations to create a joint comprehensive plan of the city’s interworking. By joining all county municipalities and county-wide organizations such as the Monongalia County Commission, Mountain Line Transit Authority and the Metropolitan Planning Organization into a single plan, the county would be eligible to receive up to $1,000,000 in federal grant money. The plan would require the city to issue matching funds of $175,000 to create the plan in addition to a $5,000 application fee for the program. Councilor Don Spencer raised concerns over this plan. He is worried this will hinder the city’s ability to control the planning process. “This is a big issue, I’m not sure that I have enough information to be comfortable on this,” Spencer said. “I’m just anxious … the control of the
planning process is extremely important.” City Manager Dan Boroff said while Spencer’s concerns were valid, the city would still be heavily involved in the planning process particularly because of the matching funds it would provide. He said this was a rare opportunity for the area to align the interests of the entire county. “I assure you we will get every single thing we would’ve gotten otherwise with our own plan, plus a great deal more,” Boroff said. “This community does not stop at the border of Morgantown.” Councilor Jenny Selin said many of the city’s “growth problems” and “areas of concern” were focused on the periphery, and this joint plan would allow for much greater coordination at the countywide level. “The opportunity to pull in all the different entities that could make a difference would be worth the risk that in some way we would have to make some comprises to do that,” Selin said. “This would
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Two colleges begin to search for new deans by Devon Unger City Editor
Two search committees have been formed to find candidates to fill dean positions opening up at West Virginia University. The College of Creative Arts, The Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design are seeking new deans. Cameron Hackney, dean of the Davis College, and Bernie Schultz, dean of the CAC, will serve until June 2011. “At both colleges we came to a collective agreement with the college and the dean that it was time for a change in leadership,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michele Wheatly. David Welsh, a public relations specialist for the Davis College, said Hackney decided it was time to step down after a decade as dean. “It was a mutual decision. He had been dean for about 10 years, and just based on a shared leadership philosophy, they decided 10 years is a pretty good tenure for a dean,” Welsh said. “It’s as long as they wanted one person in the position.” Hackney was proud of the accomplishments during his tenure, Welsh said, including increasing enrollment
and research funding for the college. Wheatly said Schultz and Hackney will be staying at WVU in some capacity but could not say what these would be at the time. “I’m in the process right now of finalizing the details of what might be an assignment here, to keep me on here at WVU,” Schultz said. “Nothing really has been verified as to what a new assignment might be.” Schultz came to WVU as an instructor in 1977 and is considering returning to classroom. “I’m five years away from retirement, and I’d very much like to end my professional career here at WVU,” he said. “Right now, they’re looking at the possibility of working with the art museum or going back to teaching, which I dearly love.” WVU searches for candidates by advertising open positions in higher education, and field specific journals, Wheatly said. The University also uses listservs at professional associations to find candidates who may not be actively looking for a job. “We actually look for people who are sitting in jobs right now and aren’t looking
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impact on the Mountainlair, Dawson said. “This is a very positive thing for students. I am happy to see them wanting new things added into the Mountainlair. This will be a positive thing not only for students, but for the University as well,” Ellington said. Construction is expected to begin on the restaurant in late September.
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Junior biometrics major Mohamed Ali answers questions about his experiences at WVU in front of a camera crew during his audition to be a part of marketing projects for the university. Ali’s audition was part of a casting call held in the Mountainlair Thursday to find a diverse group of students to participate in projects such as billboards and television commercials.
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Continued from page 1 University. “These type of labels, or rankings, tend to exaggerate and mislead folks about our universities,” she said. “WVU, just like some of the other schools on that list, is a special place where talented students come to learn and excel. It’s also a place where some of the finest faculty teach and mentor our students.” Lofstead said the University should be proud of the library, athletic facilities and newspaper because they are “truly gems” not because of the rankings. The rankings, released Monday afternoon, are based on a yearlong student survey and ranks colleges one through 20 in 62 different categories. 122,000 student surveys were included
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be a layer that could make a huge difference in our area as far as coordination ... just the value of having everyone at the table would be worth the risks.” The council also discussed plans to buy salt for road clearance during the winter months. Councilor Spencer again raised concerns about the environmental impact of the salt the city uses and recommended a more expensive type of road salt be purchased to alleviate this impact. Boroff urged council to follow his recommendation to purchase the cheaper salt be-
Continued from page 1 to move,” Wheatly said. “We actually go out and beat the bushes you could say.” Associate Provost for Extension and Public Service Dave Miller will chair the Davis search committee, and Dean of the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Dana Brooks will chair the Creative Arts committee. The committees will receive applications, conduct interviews and make a final recommendation to Wheatly who makes the final decision. Both search committees plan to have initial meetings by the end of this month. The
in this year’s rankings, an average of 325 surveys per school, said Vice President and Publisher of the Princeton Review Robert Franek. “We go directly to who we consider college experts, current college students, and we ask them their opinions of life at their school,” Franek said. “That’s their academic life, social life, overall student experience, campus culture. We that information back from those college experts and we put it into narrative in the book as well as those ranking lists.” This Princeton Review has published their guide to the best colleges for 19 years. Students who wish to participate in the survey for next year’s rankings can do so at www.survey. review.com/ss/. email@example.com
cause of shortages due the particularly harsh winter the City experienced last year. He said under normal circumstances there is salt left over at the end of winter, but 23 straight days of snowfall left the city’s stockpile very low. “Remember that this council chose to get rid of cinders,” said Councilor Ron Bane. “It would be silly for us as people that sit here as novice to tell a guy that’s been doing it for all these years, that knows how to do it, and knows how the dayto-day operations work, I think that’s inappropriate.” The recommended salt bid for $198,000 was accepted by council with Spencer casting the only “no” vote. firstname.lastname@example.org
committees plan to have recommendations ready early in the spring semester and to have new deans appointed to each post by July 1, 2011. The School of Dentistry is also in the process of hiring a new dean. A committee was formed in a April, and four candidates have been selected to go through final interviews for the position. Angelo J. Mariotti, James A. Lalumandier, Gerald N. Glickman, and Interim Dean Louise Veselicky will all be considered for the position. Candidate biographies and public forum dates can be found at http:// www.hsc.wvu.edu/sod/ deansearch/ email@example.com
W.Va. gov’t begins new budget year with more than $24 million in black CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia shows signs of an economic upswing one month into its new budget year, but Manchin administration officials cautioned Monday that the growth may not be not as robust as revenues suggest. State government collected $339 million in general revenue taxes in July, $24 million more than expected and a nearly 26 percent increase from the same point last year. But an early lottery fund transfer and one-time liquor license renewal payments account for much of the strong showing, said Deputy Revenue
Secretary Mark Muchow. Still, the state’s two key general revenue sources – sales and personal income taxes – beat both their monthly estimates and their July 2009 collections. These taxes together provide about 70 percent of all general revenue, and brought in a combined $214 million or $6 million more than July’s forecast. Both those sources reflect increased economic activity. Muchow said July helps put the state on track for the first year-over-year increase in revenues since the 2007-2008 budget year. “There’s not as much growth as people might like to have, but there is growth out there,” Muchow said. “The growth is not terribly high, as is the case with the rest of the country.” The Manchin administration expects to collect $3.74 billion from general revenue taxes by the June 30 end of the budget year. That would be about $16 million more than it reaped during the just-completed fiscal year.
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Legal Services provides students with move-in advice By Tara Mayle Staff writer
Getting a security deposit back may take longer than expected. West Virginia currently has no law governing security deposits. Students can utilize West Virginia University’s Student Legal Services to address issues with security deposits and other problems with landlords. When students move in, most landlords provide a checklist for moving in to make sure everything is in good condition. If one is not provided, students should make their own, or use
the example checklist on the Off-Campus Housing website, said Molli Starcher, attorney for students. This checklist should be completed in the first few days of being in the apartment. “Often students do not document the condition of the apartment when they move in and when they move out,” said Brian Walker, director of Off-Campus Housing. Starcher said having photo evidence of the apartment’s conditions is very helpful when resolving disputes. “A big part of the problem is there is no West Virginia land-
Woodburn community school plans face parent opposition over location By Tara Mayle Staff Writer
Local parents have raised concerns about land sold by West Virginia University to Monongalia County Schools for a new elementary school. The new school, planned to be a “green” school, will combine Woodburn Elementary and Easton Elementary. The plans are for a new green school located at the intersection of route 705 and the Mileground in Morgantown. It should take between seven and eight acres for the current plans. The land will be purchased from WVU at $325,000 an acre, making this a total land cost of more than $2 million. “The land is undermined and the school grounds are inherently unstable,” said Tony Christini, member of the New Woodburn Community School Initiative and Woodburn area parent. An unstable foundation isn’t the only problem Christini has with the site. “It is a commercial intersection they are proposing for the school,” he said. “There will be air pollution and noise pollution because of this location. You hear screaming traffic 24-7.” Monongalia County School officials do not have an issue with the new site. “We would not have been OK to use that spot if everyone felt that it wasn’t going to be made workable,” said Nancy Walker, Board of Education member. “We looked at 19 other sites and this one worked the best.” Becky Mattern, assistant superintendent of schools, said the land is undermined, but the need for mine mitigation has been worked into the cost of the school. “The land is indeed undermined, but we have plans for mitigation and grouting,” Mattern said. “The architectural plans have been designed tentatively.” The mine mitigation is es-
timated to cost between $500,000 and $700,000. The total price will be between $12 million and $14 million, Mattern said. This includes the purchase of the land, as well as the mine mitigation. While it is a busy area, Mattern says it will not be dangerous for students. “The school will sit way back and be situated in such a way to take in maximum sun exposure to facilitate some skylights, lots of playgrounds, and maybe a garden and green spaces that take advantage of the land around the area,” Mattern said. “It’s going to be a fabulous facility.” There are plans to build a roundabout by the school to facilitate the flow of traffic, Mattern said. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a green building certification system recognized worldwide. Mattern said they hope to achieve a silver LEED rating with the school. Christini said the initiative is very much in favor of a green school they are just not happy with the location. He said they have had architects prepare designs for a school on the current Woodburn site. “If we can’t have a school on Woodburn grounds, other locations would have been fine,” he said. “If they chose a better site, they wouldn’t have any argument.” Walker said the topography of the Woodburn site wouldn’t work for a new school. “They’re not happy with the site. They wanted it to stay in the neighborhood,” Walker said. “If we had four flat acres and could have gotten additional parking, it might have worked. We just felt like we needed a seven-acre site. You need a lot of space around a school.” The new school is approximately two years away, Mattern said. It should be open for the 2012-13 school year.
lord-tenant law that defines a timely return of deposits. The law just states that it has to be returned in a timely manner,” Starcher said. “We are only one of four states that doesn’t set a time frame on that.” With no law, landlords can take their time returning deposits. Before students sign a lease, they should look for a section in the lease about security deposits. First ensuring there is a section concerning deposit, then that it addresses what needs to be done for the deposit to be returned, and that it has a time
frame for return of the deposit, Starcher said. If there is no time frame listed for a deposit, the student and landlord should negotiate a period of time that the landlord is comfortable with. That should be added to the margin of the lease and initialed by all parties. “So far my landlords have been reliable,” said junior public relations major Jennifer Cooper. “I didn’t take pictures when I moved out because I was moving out of the dorms, but I did take pictures when moving into my new apartment.” While there is currently no law concerning deposits, at-
tempts have been made to create one. In 2002, a committee was put together to revise the landlord tenant act. This committee was made up lawyers, property owners, and businesspeople from the community, as well as students, Starcher said. “I was a part of this committee.,” he said. “We met regularly for two years revising the tenant law.” However, no law was ever introduced. “It is unfortunate that we can’t agree on this,” Starcher said. “It’s not a negative thing for anyone. It is positive for ten-
ants as well as landlords. It only clarifies things and doesn’t create boundaries any different than what they’re probably doing already. It just clarifies and makes things easier to follow.” WVU’s Student Government Association also created a lobbying group to address the issue. The group has gone to WVU Day and discussed the issue with legislators the past two years. It also honors the top five landlords in Morgantown each year. firstname.lastname@example.org
A woman holds up a sign in opposition to the proposed mosque at 45-47 Park Place during a meeting of the Landmarks Preservation Commission to vote on giving the building landmark status in New York, Aug. 3. The commission voted unanimously not to landmark the building, making way for the construction of the mosque.
NYC panel clears way for mosque near Ground Zero NEW YORK (AP) — A city panel Tuesday cleared the way for the construction near ground zero of a mosque that has caused a political uproar over religious freedom and Sept. 11 even as opponents vowed to press their case in court. The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to deny landmark status to a building two blocks from the World Trade Center site that developers want to tear down and convert into an Islamic community center and mosque. The panel said the 152-year-old lower Manhattan building isn’t distinctive enough to be considered a landmark. The decision drew praise from Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who stepped before
cameras on Governor’s Island with the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop shortly after the panel voted and called the mosque project a key test of Americans’ commitment to religious freedom. “The World Trade Center site will forever hold a special place in our city, in our hearts,” said Bloomberg, a Republican turned independent. “But we would be untrue to the best part of ourselves, and who we are as New Yorkers and Americans, if we said no to a mosque in lower Manhattan.” The vote was a setback for opponents of the mosque, who say it disrespects the memory of those killed at the hands of Islamic terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001. Jeers and shouts of “Shame on you” could be heard after the pan-
el’s vote. The American Center for Law and Justice, a conservative advocacy group founded by the Rev. Pat Robertson, announced it would challenge the panel’s decision in state court Wednesday. ACLJ attorney Brett Joshpe said the group would file a petition alleging that the landmarks panel “acted arbitrarily and abused its discretion.” The proposed mosque has emerged as a national political issue, with prominent Republicans from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich lining up against it. The Anti-Defamation League, the nation’s most prominent Jewish civil rights group, known for advocating religious freedom, shocked many groups when it
spoke out against the mosque last week. The League said building the Islamic center “in the shadow of the World Trade Center will cause some victims more pain – unnecessarily – and that is not right.” Bloomberg said Tuesday that denying religious freedom to Muslims would play into terrorists’ hands. He said firefighters and other first responders who died in the Sept. 11 attacks had done so to protect the U.S. Constitution. “In rushing into those burning buildings, not one asked, ‘What god do you pray to? What beliefs do you hold?’” Bloomberg said of the first responders. “We do not honor their lives by denying the very constitutional rights they died protecting.”
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Class won’t fix drinking problem In an effort to curb underage alcohol abuse and consumption, West Virginia University is requiring all incoming freshmen and under-21 transfers to enroll in AlcoholEdu, an online alcohol awareness program which will be administered by WELL WVU. “Since 2001, the program has been developed. The University decided that now is the right time, which is a direct result of the formation of WELL WVU, and it fits with our strategic plan for prevention,” said Colleen Harshbarger, director of Student Wellness, in the July 28 edition of The Daily
Athenaeum. The program focuses on health behaviors and consequences associated with alcohol consumption and takes approximately two to three hours to complete. It consists of low-quality videos, comics, cartoons, intermittent quizzes and lengthy surveys gauging your relative attentiveness and personal alcohol-related behavior. Fortunately, it does not have to be completed in one sitting. Incoming students who do not enroll and complete part 1 of AlcoholEdu by Sept. 3 will be charged $50 to their student
account. While the move by West Virginia University to require alcohol education to all incoming freshmen is a step in the right direction, the staff of The Daily Athenaeum questions the likelihood of its effectiveness. This is especially true at WVU, where a culture of drinking and partying has become so deeply ingrained, which has helped us reach our No. 4 party school ranking, according to the Princeton Review. The University needs to do more to prevent binge drinking and dangerous alcohol-related
behaviors. But generic online classes won’t do the trick. Yes, AlcoholEdu comes with some rather sterling evidence to support its efficacy. But most, if not all, the “scientific” research regarding the success of AlcoholEdu is derived from student surveys. Students whose positive responses might have been influenced by the desire to not feel as if they wasted several hours of their life. Furthermore, we take exception to the fact that students will be charged a $50 fee for not taking part in such frivolous education.
Yes, the charge can be avoided, but when did the University start threatening its students with punitive damages? The University is working hard to provide a safe environment for its students. But we deserve more than gimmicks. Safe drinking habits should be promoted in University 101, on a more personal level and supported by student leaders across campus. People change a culture. AlcoholEdu, on the other hand, will become little more than a running joke for most.
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College hasn’t prepared me for real world dilemmas david ryan copy editor
Despite working through a second degree at West Virginia University, I’ve discovered just how little of anything I actually know. When confronted with a situation where my car decided to become immobile and left me stranded with a cold dinner, I was hopeless. A quick jaunt to Lowe’s and a battery jump from a friend, and I was on my way again. At 24, I should have jumper cables. I should know what to do – even if it’s as easy as call-
ing AAA. But I didn’t. Instead, I resorted to frantic web browsing on my phone, looking for solutions and quick-fixes to getting me out of a parking lot and out of the casual glances of an alltoo-interested-but-not-helping bookstore patron. I was hopeless. It got me to thinking – what have I actually learned over the years? After the accumulation of a lot of knowledge at WVU and taking classes I ordinarily wouldn’t, I know very little about the real world. Sure, I know from taking humanities classes what the Age of Enlightenment was and even some of the back
story behind the greatest art minds of our time. Thanks to geology, I know some periods in geological history that aren’t Jurassic – Cretaceous, Triassic, etc. WVU has broadened my knowledge of the world, and I’m told I should be thankful. But has it really prepared me for the real world? Some could sum up my inability to deal with a simple car breakdown as a failing on my own part, and yeah, they’re probably right. Pursuing my first degree in journalism, I learned a lot of the skills I need to write a news story. Over the years at the paper, I think I’ve somehow cracked the art of writing a column
(cue the online comments saying otherwise). Those skills will hopefully come into play when I get a related job. But I can, 100 percent, honestly say I have never used a Truth Table. Taught to me in Math 121 by an eager instructor, I have no practical use for them. I remember a lot of P’s and Q’s, but no idea how they got there or why every other letter of the alphabet has been shunned. The University is supposed to be all about expanding your knowledge of the world and having a greater view. Perhaps – just perhaps – in limiting ourselves to narrowed subjects and course work that pertains to only a
certain aspect of our world, we are selling ourselves short. There is a place for understanding the greater meaning of classic fiction. There’s definitely a place for understanding how history has shaped who we are today. But couldn’t the same be said for basic life skills that could somehow find themselves a part of my schedule? If I can take a one hour credit of badminton, surely I can take a class that helps me with basic life challenges – learn to change a tire, learn to check your oil, basic plumbing. The University could call it the “Fundamentals” Department. I wouldn’t even charge
them a fee to use my idea. Think of all the people too scared to admit they can’t perform tasks others can do without much trouble. Of course, there will be naysayers. The crowd who says University is all about expanding the mind. I would say there are plenty like me out there. We’re the kind of people who call you, interrupt your day and ask you to come pick us up. Perhaps I’m just over thinking this. Perhaps I’m confusing the learning of the world to actually learning the tools necessary to get by in it. Perhaps I should have just followed up on that acceptance letter to the Nashville Auto-Diesel College after all.
can and Democratic parties until Saudi Arabia begins to allow political organizations? Should we shut down The New York Times and USA Today until Saudi Arabia fully respects freedom of speech? I do not believe so. In regard to the first argument – that an Islamic center near Ground Zero would stand as a monument to Muslim extremism/terrorism – opponents of the Islamic center should bear in mind that Islam, with more than 1 billion followers, is the second largest religion in the world. Muslim extremists are not representative of the entire U.S. or world Muslim population. Many Americans have fallen prey to the sadly erroneous presumption that all (or at least most) Muslims are from the Middle East or, for many, the “terrorist” countries. In reality, a vast majority of Muslims are not of Arabian descent, and the most populous Muslim country in the world is Indonesia. One opponent of the construction of the Islamic center, retired New York City firefighter Tim Brown, told the Religion News Service: “Now is not the right time. They’re telling us that we’re against religious freedom? That’s backwards. Our friends and families were murdered by these terrorists who were against religious freedom.” So, if I have got this right, Brown feels that since the terror-
ists who carried out the 9/11 attacks were against religious freedom, we should now be against religious freedom as well. I am afraid Brown has contradicted himself here. The Anti-Defamation League, like Brown, opposes the construction of the Islamic center, but on the grounds that it unnecessarily pains families of 9/11 victims. However, sublimating the obvious rights of individuals on the basis of ill-conceived perceptions of an entire religion to the emotional reactions of others would destroy the very nature of rights. The ADL also took exception with the Islamic center’s stated goal, which is to promote “integration, tolerance of difference and community cohesion.” The national director of the ADL, Abraham Foxman, told The Huffington Post: “The better way for Muslims seeking reconciliation and moderation would have been for them to reach out to the families of the victims, who we are sure could have recommended any number of actions to achieve those goals other than the present plan.” But why should Muslims in New York City and leaders of the Islamic center project reach out to the families of victims for recommendations on a proper course of action? Muslims, simply by virtue of their religious affiliation, have done nothing wrong. Followers of Islam should not be stereo-
typed as anti-American extremists with an insatiable appetite for blood lust. Muslims, again, simply by virtue of their religious affiliation, do not owe Americans. I sincerely doubt that Christians would appreciate being judged on the basis of the actions of the Westboro Baptist Church – a group known for protesting at U.S. soldiers’ funerals as a means to convey their belief that the deaths of U.S. soldiers are God’s way of punishing the United States for being even slightly tolerant of gay people, among other things. Finally, how close to Ground Zero is too close? Two blocks away is obviously too close for opponents of the Islamic center. But what should be the arbitrary boundary? Five blocks? Ten blocks? Perhaps we should just ban the building of everything that is in any way affiliated with Islam. One of the core values of America, inscribed in the Bill of Rights, is freedom of religion. Religious freedom is not conditional. Moreover, in regard to religious freedom, there are no special cases. The emotions of the families of 9/11 victims are certainly justified, but they should be directed exclusively toward the perpetrators – terrorists associated with one small faction of the Muslim religion. Religious freedom and religious tolerance should not be selectively prized and upheld.
Opponents of Islamic center ignore religious freedom Jordan bonner columnist
A mounting controversy has erupted over the past few weeks regarding the construction of an Islamic community center and mosque near Ground Zero in Manhattan. Opponents have brought several arguments on the matter, but all are irrational or, at best, irrelevant. Opposition to the building of the Islamic center, known as the Cordoba House, near Ground Zero in Manhattan has most often been based on the following arguments: The center would serve as a symbol of Muslim conquest, a monument to Muslim extremism/terrorism; the presence of an Islamic center would unnecessarily pain the families of 9/11 victims; and because some predominantly Muslim countries, namely Saudi Arabia, do not allow the building of Christian churches. The last argument, as Boston University professor Stephen Prothero points out on CNN’s Belief Blog, is rather ridiculous. Prothero asks: “Since when has Saudi Arabia been the model for American civil liberties?” It should be noted that Saudi Arabia also does not allow poAP litical parties and often seLinda Rivera holds up a sign in opposition to the proposed mosque at 45-47 Park Place verely impinges upon freedom during a meeting of the Landmarks Preservation Commission to vote on making the build- of speech. ing a landmark in New York, Tuesday. The panel denied landmark status to the building. Should we ban the Republi-
Outrage over proposed NYC Muslim community center troubling Omar ghabra guest column junior political science major
An Insult. A Trojan Horse. Surrender. These are a few of the many ways conservative pundits have referred to plans by a Muslim group to construct a 13-story, $100 million community center that will include a swimming pool, an auditorium, an art exhibit, bookstores, restaurants and a mosque three blocks from Ground Zero. According to the group behind this venture, this complex, the Cordoba House, will serve as a “community driven center” and will promote “in-
tegration, tolerance of difference and community cohesion through arts and culture.” The Cordoba Initiative, the organization that is funding the construction of this building, was founded by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Abdul Rauf appeared on 60 Minutes shortly after the 9/11 attacks asserting that “fanaticism and terrorism have no place in Islam.” He has worked with the FBI and has long been a leading Muslim voice condemning terrorism. He insists that this community center will be open to people of all faiths and will serve to build bridges between the different communities. This matters little to critics of the proposed community center, including many lead-
ing politicians and pundits, who insist this building is being erected to taunt the victims of 9/11. Sarah Palin comically tweeted that Muslims should “refudiate” plans for this building because it “stabs hearts.” A Facebook group demanding that the “Ground Zero mosque be stopped” has almost 200,000 members. A new ad created by a political action committee called the “National Republican Trust” shows the twin towers collapsing as a narrator ominously describes how “on 9/11 they declared war against us” and to celebrate “they want to build a monstrous 13-story mosque at Ground Zero”. This is but a small sample of what has been a large-scale,
hysterical frenzy on the right regarding this issue. This visceral reaction to the proposed community center would be amusing if it wasn’t so dangerous. It is disheartening that in this day and age, these bigoted, dangerous sentiments have been allowed to fester and prominently take their place in our public discourse. The fact of the matter is, these people don’t only have a problem with the idea of a mosque being built in downtown Manhattan. They are repulsed by the notion that mosques exist anywhere in the United States. They fail to make the distinction between the fanatics who perpetrated the attacks on 9/11 and ordinary Muslims, and they believe that mosques are all breeding
grounds for terrorists. Never mind the millions of law-abiding, peaceful American Muslims, the thousands of Muslims who serve in the U.S. armed forces, the fact that there are now multiple Muslims serving in Congress and the hundreds of Muslims who lost their lives as victims on 9/11. Never mind the First Amendment of the Constitution and all that talk of religious freedom. To many of these conservatives, Islam is the enemy and allowing the construction of this community center is a concession of defeat. This preposterous idea has no basis in reality or rational thought. It has been perpetuated by the fear-mongering of politicians and pundits, but it must be put to a stop.
It is not only deeply offensive to the millions of hardworking, patriotic Americans who practice Islam and provide invaluable contributions to the fabric of our society, but it is dangerous and it is un-American. This country was built on a foundation of religious tolerance and freedom. It is our diversity and our acceptance of people from all backgrounds that has made us into the most powerful country in the world. To prevent a minority group from building a community center solely due to the fact that it offends a bigoted, ignorant segment of the population is not only immoral. It is beneath the ideals that this nation aspired to perfect. It’s also unconstitutional.
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Comedy reigns in annual Brew Ha Ha by mackenzie mays A&E EDITOR
Brew Ha Ha, an event dedicated to comedy, food and beer, will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Municipal Parking Lot on the corner of Fayette and Chestnut streets and will host comedy acts by Jeffrey Jena and Joe Zimmerman. An additional show featuring comedian Andy Pitz will be held at Chic-N-Bones Rhythm Cafe at 8 p.m. WVAQ DJ Lacy Neff will provide music between comedy sets and Gibbie’s Pub & Eatery, Synergy, Brickyard Pub and Cafe Bacchus will provide
refreshments. Brew Ha Ha was chosen as a signature event for the downtown Morgantown area by the Promotion Committee last year and was developed to draw national attention to the local area and provide for a more general audience, not exclusively for college students, according to Main Street Morgantown Director Barbara Watkins. “Our goal is to bring awareness to the downtown area, not only on days we have events but throughout the entire year. We want everyone to know that we have a vibrant, active downtown with great
shopping, dining and arts,” Watkins said. The event will be held every year if it’s success continues and is “one of the few times you can drink beer in a parking lot in downtown Morgantown legally,” Watkins joked. Zimmerman, named Charlotte’s 2006 Comedian of the Year by Creative Loafing Magazine and nominated for the Golden Shingle Award by Rooftop Comedy, given to the most outstanding rising star in comedy, grew up in Morgantown and graduated from Morgantown High School in 2000 and is excited to participate at such an event in a
crowd he knows so well. “I think Brew Ha Ha is a killer idea, and I’m excited to be a part of it. Beer and comedy always pair well together. Beer helps you sit back and enjoy comedy, and comedy helps you sit back and enjoy beer. They also each provide a good excuse to participate in the other,” Zimmerman said. “It wasn’t until I left that I realized people from Morgantown have a particularly healthy sense of humor. It’s almost like a little Ireland. Most of the people I’ve met from Ireland are hilarious, and they enjoy beer, and the
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Comedian Jeffrey Jena is scheduled to perform at this year’s Brew HaHa.
Monongalia County Fair returns after five years BY CHELSEA HENSHEY A&E WRITER
Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd star in ‘Dinner for Schmucks.’
‘Dinner for Schmucks’ no comedic feast James carbone campus calendar editor
Steve Carell may be the king of awkward what with his role as the foolish Michael Scott on NBC’s “The Office” and his films like “Dan in Real Life.” By now, it seems he may be stretching the shtick too thin. “Dinner for Schmucks” doesn’t bring anything new to the table. Schmucks tells the story of Paul Conrad (Paul Rudd), a business analyst who, after suggesting a money-making idea to his boss, is invited to a so-called “Dinner for Winners,” where participants must bring the biggest loser they can find. Conrad, who will receive a promotion if he succeeds, literally crashes into Barry Speck, a dim-witted IRS agent who enjoys making dioramas out of dead mice. Barry’s idiotic demeanor soon reveals that he is more trouble than he is worth, chasing away Conrad’s girlfriend, telling his stalker where he lives and creating paranoia, forcing Conrad to wonder if all the trouble is worth a bigger office. “Dinner for Schmucks” is actually based on the French film, “The Dinner Game,” but given a definite American emphasis. Director Jay Roach, known
for his work on the “Ausitn Powers” and “Meet the Parents” films, has tried to branch out here, but perhaps he should’ve stuck with his past projects. The movie feels very similar to “Meet the Parents” in that you keep wondering how so many bad things can happen to the main character at once. The audience is more likely to pity Rudd’s character than relate to him. The Conrad role, a part that exists to play the straight-man to Carell’s Speck, doesn’t particularly fit Rudd either. Rudd is known for playing the adorable charmer with the occasional witty one liners, but that isn’t what should play second banana to someone as ridiculous as Speck.
Carell himself does a good job as the wacky auditor, but, like I said earlier, he’s been playing awkward characters for years, so this added nothing to the actor’s repertoire. Actor Zach Galifianakis also appears in this film as Barry’s nemesis, but those looking for something as hilarious as his performance in “The Hangover” should look elsewhere. The actor only has a few funny moments, the rest of which simply play up that his character, Thurman, is a total jerk. The movie itself is kind of a generic “boy almost loses girl because of idiot friend” film, and would be completely forgettable if not for the title
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After a five-year hiatus, the Monongalia County Fair will return Aug. 9 through Aug. 14 at Mylan Park. The Monongalia County Fair Board, a nonprofit, volunteer-based group, has worked to revive the traditional festivities of Fair Week. President Ed Hawkins attributed this involvement to a preservation of community. “This doesn’t happen as much in other cities, and we are trying to bring a sense of bringing the community together in this type of event,” Hawkins said. “What we’re hoping is that this will bring something that the community as a whole can rally around and put their hearts into.” Pete McGinley, County Fair
Board vice president, said the importance of the fair and other community events is in reaching out to today’s youth. “It creates a sense of nostalgia. You can actually go out and interact instead of being so detached,” he said. “I think memories like that are something that’s lost on today’s youth, and I want my children and other kids in the county to have those chances.” Festivities kick off Monday with a parade down High Street featuring West Virginia University athletic director Oliver Luck as parade marshal. Three high school and four middle school bands of Monongalia County are among the participants. The fair itself will officially open Tuesday at 5 p.m. While still maintaining traditional events, the Monon-
galia County Fair will feature a revamped schedule and plenty of carnival space, effectively making Fair Week bigger and better than ever. “We will be the largest carnival ever in this area, bigger than the Buckwheat Festival or any of those local little fairs because we have the space to do it,” McGinley said. “It’s an old-school type of event, so we will still have the animals and 4-H competitions and all the pageants, but we wanted to come out with a bang and have a reason for people to be out there.” New events include a demolition derby, live entertainment all week, including local favorites the Davisson Brothers and New Relics. Other items of note include and the addition of
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holds its weekly CRU meetings at 9 p.m. in Room G24 of Eisland Hall. People can join 300 others for live Morgantown Brew Ha Ha music, skits and relevant messages. take place Saturday from 3 p.m. For more information, e-mail roy. to 7 p.m. at the Municipal Parkbaker@uscm.org or visit wvucru. ing Lot located at the corner com. of Fayette Street and Chestnut United Methodist Student Street. Admission will be $10 for Movement meets at 7 p.m. at the advance tickets and $15 on the Campus Ministry Center on the day of the event. For more incorner of Price and Willey streets. formation, visit www.morganFor more information, e-mail wvutownevents.org/brewhaha firstname.lastname@example.org. Caduceus a completely confidential organization of people Every Wednesday who work in any role in health care WVU FIRST BOOK ADVISORY fields who are in addiction recovery, BOARD meets at 7 p.m. in the meets at 6 p.m. in the large conferKanawha Room of the Mountainlair. ence room of Chestnut Ridge BeStudents and faculty are welcome havioral Health Center on Evansdale to attend and get involved with First Campus. Students who are in recovBook and the WVU Advisory Board. ery of any kind are welcome to atFor more information, e-mail wvu@ tend this closed, private meeting. firstbook.org. Cycling club meets at 8 p.m. in the Bluestone Room of the Continual Mountainlair. For more information, MOTOWNPOETS is looking for visit www.WVUcycling.com. poets who are interested in pracThe Chemistry Learning Cen- ticing and sharing poetry with othter is open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in ers on an online forum. For more inRoom 408 of Clark Hall. The lab will formation, visit www.groups.yahoo. not be open on University holidays com/group/motownpoetry. or during the last week of classes. MON GENERAL HOSPITAL needs WVU Ultimate Club/Team volunteers for the information desk, meets at 5 p.m. at the WVU Intramu- pre-admission testing, hospitality ral Fields and is always looking for cart, mail delivery and gift shop. new participants. Experience play- For more information, call Christina ing ultimate frisbee isn’t necessary. Brown at 304-598-1324. For more information, e-mail Zach Wellness programs on topat email@example.com or visit ics such as nutrition, sexual health www.sugit.org. and healthy living are provided for WVU-ACLU meets at 6 p.m. interested student groups, orgain the Monongalia Room of the nizations or classes by WELL WVU Mountainlair. Student Wellness and Health ProTai Chi is taught from 6:30 p.m. motion. For more information, visit to 8 p.m. Other class times are avail- www.well.wvu.edu/wellness. able. For more information, call Well wvu STUDENT HEALTH is 304-598-8447. paid for by tuition and fees and is C ath o lics o n C a m pus confidential. For appointments or meets at 8 p.m. at 1481 Univer- more information, call 304-293-2311 sity Ave. For more information, call or visit www.well.edu.wvu/medical. 304-296-8231. CHRISTIAN HELP needs volunESL CONVERSATION TABLE will teers to help with the daily operameet at 6 p.m. at the Blue Moose tions of six programs: a free clothCafe. All nationalities are welcome. ing store, food pantry, emergency The table is sponsored by Monon- financial assistance, Women’s Cagalia County Literacy Volunteers, a reer Clothing Closet, Working Man’s member of the United Way family. Closet and the Furniture Exchange. For more information on Literacy For more information or to volunVolunteers, contact Jan at 304-296- teer, contact Jessica at 304-2963400 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 0221 or email@example.com. Aikido Beginners Class will be NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets held at 6 p.m. at 160 Fayette St. Stu- nightly in the Morgantown and Fairdent rates are available. For more mont areas. For more information, information, e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org. call the helpline at 800-766-4442 or visit www.mrscna.org. Every Thursday ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS, meets daily. For help or a schedule, a 12-step program to assist partici- call 304-291-7918. For more inforpants in developing healthier rela- mation, visit www.aawv.org. CARITAS HOUSE, a local nontionships of all kinds, meets at 7 p.m. in the conference room of Chestnut profit organization serving West Ridge Hospital. For more informa- Virginians with HIV/AIDS, needs donations of food and personal care tion, call Mary at 304-296-3748. LUTHERAN DISASTER Response items and volunteers to support all COLLEGIATE CORPS meets at the Lu- aspects of the organization’s activitheran Chapel at 8 p.m. The LDRCC ties. For more information, call John responds to regional and national Sonnenday at 304-985-0021. Confidential counseling disasters. No experience is necessary. For more information, e-mail services are provided for free by Stephanie at email@example.com the Carruth Center for Psychologior visit www.lutheranmountaineer. cal and Psychiatric Services. A walkin clinic is offered weekdays from 9 org/disaster. The Morgantown Chess Club a.m. to 4 p.m. Services include edumeets from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the cational, career, individual, couples basement of the First Christian and group counseling. Please visit Church at 100 Cobun Ave. Meetings www.well.wvu.edu to find out more will not be held the last Thursday of information. SCOTT’S RUN SETTLEMENT every month. For more information, HOUSE, a local outreach organizavisit www.morgantownchess.org. CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST tion, needs volunteers for daily pro-
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grams and special events. For more information or to volunteer, contact Adrienne Hines at vc_srsh@hotmail. com or 304-599-5020. Women, Infants and Children needs volunteers. WIC provides education, supplemental foods and immunizations for pregnant women and children under 5 years of age. This is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. For more information, contact Michelle Prudnick at 304598-5180 or 304-598-5185. Free Rapid HIV Testing is available on the first Monday of every month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Caritas House office located at 391 Scott Ave. Test results are available in 20 minutes and are confidential. To make an appointment, call 304293-4117. For more information, visit www.caritashouse.net. Big Brothers Big Sisters, a United Way agency, is looking for volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-onone community-based and schoolbased mentoring programs. Community-based mentors pick up a child at his or her home and do activities the two of them choose together on a weekly basis. Schoolbased mentors meet with a child at an area elementary school during the after-school program for one hour, one day per week for homework help and hanging out. To volunteer, contact Sylvia at 304-9832823, ext. 104 or e-mail bigs4kids@ yahoo.com. Rosenbaum Family House, which provides a place for adult patients and their families to stay while receiving medical care at WVU, is looking for service organizations to provide dinner for 20 to 40 Family House guests. Although the hospital cafeteria is only steps away, guests enjoy a home-cooked or restaurant-donated meal. People may, individually or as a group, provide the food, serve and clean up on a regular basis or as a onetime event. For more information, call 304-598-6094 or e-mail rfh@ wvuh.com. Literacy VolunteerS is seeking volunteers for one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and English as a second language. Volunteer tutors will complete tutor training, meet weekly with their adult learners, report volunteer hours quarterly, attend at least two in-service trainings per year, and help with one fundraising event. For more information, call 304-296-3400 or email MCLV2@comcast.net. Catholic Mass is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Mountaineer Spay Neuter Assistance Program is an all-volunteer, non-profit that promotes spay/neuter to reduce the number of homeless pets that are euthanized every year. M-SNAP needs new members to help its cause, as does ReTails, a thrift shop located in the Morgantown Mall. For more information, go to www.m-snap.org. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is an interdenominational student-led organization that meets weekly on campus. Everyone is welcome to attend events. For more information, e-mail Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the IVCF website at www.wvuiv.org.edu.
Horoscopes BY JACQUELINE BIGAR
night: Others seek you out, pronto.
born today Happy birthday! You will want to create more security through a higher profile than in the past. You will make your imprint on your community as well as your professional associates. Through networking, you greet unusual success and happiness. Be open to friendship and creating much more of what you want. If you are single, if and only if you decide to change that status will someone float into your life. Attached Leos find they are a strong force in making the bond work. Stay on the high road. GEMINI points to the correct path.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH Emphasize what is. If you get caught up in what you would like, you might experience a total backfire. A meeting could prove to be more significant than you anticipated. Remember, you don’t need to make a decision quickly. Tonight: Do your thing.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Don’t lose track of what is happening within your immediate surroundings in the a.m. Choose to say little, knowing you will have an opportunity later. A change in attitude from others could prevent any comments. Tonight: Midweek, break with friends. TAURUS (April 20-May 21) HHH Others might not get your intent. Perhaps you exhibit a lack of clarity. Right now you are honoring a different drummer. Others might be taken aback by this new personality trait. You might wonder if you have an alternative. Tonight: Your treat. GEMINI (May 22-June 20) HHHH For the moment, ignore what goes on in the a.m. You will have a radical change of perspective by the afternoon. Remain sure of yourself when dealing with others in the afternoon. You also could be more realistic. To-
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Perhaps because you have such a Lionesque and dignified approach is why people naturally defer to you. Take action and do what you feel is needed. You sense the tides as they turn in your favor later. Tonight: Midweek break. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH Others test their limits. Whether they are conscious of it or not, it makes no difference, as the experience is the same for you. Keep breaking patterns, and detach from your traditional response. A chance to take the lead in an important endeavor happens – finally. Tonight: A force to be dealt with. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHHH Recognize what is going on behind the scenes through discussions with a key player. Don’t act on your knowledge just yet. New information will be forthcoming, adding yet another slant to the situation. Tonight: Let your imagination go. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Like it or not, others continue to be dominant. This could feel like a problem if you let it. Remember, this is a passage, and you can change the dy-
namics in a New York minute. Feel better now? Tonight: Dinner for two. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Getting past a confusing matter this morning happens, even if you can’t find the path. The unexpected occurs, opening up several dynamic possibilities. Opt to have people around you, as you enjoy them so much. Tonight: Acting like it is Friday night? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Your greatest push needs to be in the morning, when all creative wheels seem to be on “go.” On the other hand, you might not even make it to work, as you could get distracted. Know that by the afternoon you could have way too much to do. Tonight: Clear out a project or run an errand or two. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH You might want to avoid dealing with family but find it impossible. On the other hand, you might want to hide out this morning and not be seen at the office. By the afternoon, you can have a much more upbeat perspective. Tonight: Let your hair down. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Play the cynic, but listen well. Much information heads in your direction. How you understand what is happening affects nearly every other aspect of your life. Smile and remain upbeat. Tonight: Do some tough thinking. BORN TODAY Singer Josh Golden (1994), 44th president of the U.S. Barack Obama (1961), singer, trumpeter Louis Armstrong (1901)
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Across 1 He played Brutus in “Julius Caesar” (1953) 11 Member of a notable foreign trio 14 Complex mirage 15 Go for the bronze? 16 1965 Peter and Gordon hit 17 Enter the pool 18 Crescent 19 Wet-weather wear 21 Ski nautique site 22 Acolyte’s area 27 Barista’s preparation 28 “I kissed thee __ I killed thee”: “Othello” 29 Shinto temple gateway 30 House or lodge 31 Pelvis-patella connectors 32 The farther ones 33 1988 Michelle Pfeiffer film 37 Large amount 38 Stockpile 39 Add water to, perhaps 40 Tribe member in many films 41 New Jersey casino, with “The” 44 Pen output 46 Sitting Bull, e.g. 47 Doc bloc 48 Team that’s played in the same home park since 1912 50 Busiest 51 “__ Got Bonnie”: Rydell hit 52 Figure to a fault 58 One in a zillion? 59 Venerable 60 Transgress 61 Some countdowns Down 1 Rain forest cat 2 Without delay 3 King’s downfall, maybe 4 Punk rock offshoot 5 Payoff 6 Med. technique using contrast agents 7 What candles may reveal 8 Egg holder 9 A hundred sawbucks 10 Like some vowels 11 Fundamentally
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12 Stately and dignified, in music 13 Generally Googleable 14 Dijon daughter 20 1993 Anne Rice novel 22 Ordered pizza, perhaps 23 Capital of Togo 24 Walks with effort 25 Chartered carrier 26 Ristorante dish 31 Dogs 32 Walking papers 33 Make easier to use, in a way 34 One who gets things done 35 Cupid, for one 36 Via, informally 41 “__ here!” 42 Floors 43 Caused a breakup? 45 “In __, you are to blame”: “Othello” 49 Louis __: son of Marie Antoinette 50 Lumber 53 First to arrive, often: Abbr.
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Justin Bieber, 16, set to star in movie about life, career LOS ANGELES — Justin Bieber is adding movie star to his resume. Paramount Pictures, MTV Films and Bieber’s record label, Island Def Jam, say the 16-yearold pop star has signed on to appear in a feature film about his life and career. The yet-to-be-titled movie is set for release on “Valentine’s weekend” of 2011, the companies said Tuesday. Bieber will also be producing the film, along with mentor Usher, manager Scooter Braun and Island Def Jam Music Group chairman LA Reid. The movie will offer a “VIP backstage pass” into Bieber’s life and will feature 3-D footage from his “My World 2.0” concert tour.
Continued from page 5 fundraising vendors, such as the beer tent for adults. There is also expanded carnival space for children, face painting, temporary tattoos and activities with craft store The Wow Factory. A talent contest as well as a livestock contest emphasizing showmanship will both feature prizes of $500 and $200. Hawkins emphasized the availability of volunteer opportunities as well as vending for fundraising as important additions to the Monongalia County Fair. “My wife is on the Ronald McDonald Board, and we feel that it is something that can be offered there,” Hawkins said. “All profits from the beer tent will go to the Ronald McDonald House.”
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same goes for most of the people I know from Morgantown.” Pitz will also be taking part in the Brew Ha Ha Event, however, this will be his first trip to West Virginia and although he wants to “be taught a thing or two about beer” by the area due to WVU’s party school reputation, he wants the audience to expect a unique act that is “cleaner” in comparison to most comedian’s. “What separates me from a lot of people is that I do a pretty clean show compared to most comics that work in clubs. Nothing against profanity, I swear all the time but I try to keep it to a minimum onstage. It’s the idea that cursing a lot is like taking a shortcut to get laughs. I like to work with
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scene. The dinner is absolutely hilarious. It features some great schmucks, such as a man with a ridiculous beard, Jeff Dunham as a dork married to his puppet and a blind Olympic fencer. That last one is perhaps the greatest of them all, wonderfully played by Irish actor Chris O’Dowd, better known for his role as Roy on the Brit-
The ubiquitous teen sen- after he was elected president Representatives for Palin and Johnston did not immediately sation is also bringing his life in 2008. return requests for comment to readers: HarperCollins anTuesday. nounced Monday that it will publish his memoir in October. Palin had said she didn’t have her mother’s full support over reconnecting with Johnston. She said both her mother and father worried she would get hurt again. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — BrisPalin said the “final straw” tol Palin and Levi Johnston have was when Johnston told her called off their second engage- he was going to Hollywood to NEW YORK — President ment after he told her he may see a hunting show, but actuBarack Obama’s visit has set a have fathered a baby with an- ally went there to star in a mustandard for “The View.” other girl. sic video mocking her family. In Obama’s appearance with Palin declined to identify the the video being shot this month a convalescing Barbara Wal- other girl to People magazine, in Los Angeles, Johnston will ters and her co-hosts reached but a pregnant ex-girlfriend of play a lover whose romance is 6.6 million viewers last week, Johnston has publicly denied thwarted by his girlfriend’s disthe biggest audience ever for he is the father. approving mother. The proja show that’s been on the air Palin, the 19-year-old daugh- ect is based on the song “After since 1997, the Nielsen Co. said. ter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Love” by singer-songwriter BritIt was believed to be the first Palin, said Johnston told her tani Senser. time a sitting president has about the baby on July 14, the “He’s just obsessed with the visited a daytime talk show. day the couple announced their limelight, and I got played,” Palin Obama was indirectly respon- re-engagement. Bristol Palin told People. sible for the previous record and the 20-year-old Johnston Relations between the Palfor “The View,” when 6.2 mil- have a toddler son together, ins and Johnston and his family have been strained since the lion people watched the day Tripp.
President Obama equals ratings success for ‘The View’
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Bristol Palin calls it quits with fiance Levi Johnston
couple broke off their first engagement soon after Tripp was born in December 2008. Bristol Palin later became a public advocate for abstinence. The relationship later devolved into a messy tabloid drama as Johnston posed nude for Playgirl and trashed Sarah Palin in interviews. The sudden re-engagement marked a rapid turnaround for the couple that just months ago was fighting over child support and Johnston’s criticism of her family.
Will.i.am opposes release of new Jackson album NEW YORK — A new Michael Jackson album is expected by the end of the year, culled from unreleased material in his vaults. But Jackson collaborator and Black Eyed Peas frontman
will.i.am is vehemently opposed to the idea. “I don’t think that should ever come out. That’s bad,” he said. “He was a perfectionist and he wouldn’t have wanted it that way. How you gonna release Michael Jackson when Michael Jackson ain’t here to bless it?” Will.i.am collaborated with Jackson on the rerelease of “Thriller” in 2008 with remixed versions of some of the album’s classic songs. He said Jackson was very particular about all aspects of his musical productions, from his vocals to arrangements to instrumentation. “Now that he is not part of the process, what are they doing? Why would you put a record out like that? Because he was a friend of mine, I just think that’s disrespectful,” he said. “What’s wrong with what he already contributed to the world?” The Jackson estate did not respond to a request for comment. — The Associated Press
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Local rapper Profit Money releases double album ‘Redshift/BlueShift’
Double album showcases personality, unfiltered rap BRITTNI MCGUIRE
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“The scene here is stagnant,” said Josh Harwood, otherwise referred to as Profit Money. “When I started we would do shows at 123 and they would be packed. Nowadays, crowds are thinning out more,” he said. Though Morgantow n has been a less than fertile ground for regional hip-hop recently, Profit Money has managed to release a double album: “Redshift” and “Blueshift.” A Morgantown resident since the age of two, Profit Money composed the double album dynamically: one side is lighthearted while the other features a more serious side. “Musically, ‘Red’ is a more upbeat, funny record with more of an attitude towards it,” Profit Money said. “‘Blue Shift’ starts the same way as the other does (light and atmospheric), but the songs progress to becoming more down to earth and relatable by telling stories.” Profit Money composed most of the beats and music for the album. A host of regional rappers collaborated with him on the album, including A Breezy and Caroline Snyder. “I made all of the beats on the album except for ‘Say a Lil’ Prayer’ that 95 (producer) made,” Profit Money said. “Auto-Tune That,” a track commenting on the autotune movement commonly used in mainstream music, is featured on “Blueshift” and
Local rapper Profit Money’s latest release, the dual-album “Redshift/Blueshift,” is full of personality and local shout outs. The self-produced effort is across two discs: “Redshift” and “Blueshift.” “Redshift” is composed of 13 tracks, two of which are skits entitled “Studio Talk” and “Bells and S---.” The songs on this disc present an up-beat flow from song to song with catchy lyrics and songs full of enthusiasm. The first song on the track, “When My Match Is Lit,” features rappers Paycheck Game and Seven. It’s one of the best on the album, combining different rappers with different personalities that collide to make a well balanced hip-hop track. “A Love Song” is an angry track with a title that tricks listeners into thinking its going to be a mellow track with uplifting lyrics. The song includes lyrics such as “I’m sorta kinda hoping you die” and “Twitter my heart cause that’s what I follow” providing a song that is both angry and relatable, to those in anger from a past or current relationship. On the seventh song on the disc, “WVU,” Profit Money raps of his alma mater with references to TKE and Natural Light beer. It pays tribute to the Mountaineers as well as to the students and the “hot dog man” of High Street fame. The second disc, “Blueshift,” provides more diversity as the tracks play combining both
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Profit Money (Josh Harwood) performs at a tribute show for fallen local rapper Meuwl April 16. features local rappers B-Hyphen and ’Lil Payne. Profit Money said that the movement “won’t last too long – it’s on its way out.” And because he uses it on one of his own songs “Goin’ Hard” Profit Money said that “AutoTune That” pokes fun at him, too. It may appear that lyrically, Profit Money doesn’t take himself too seriously, but “Redshift” takes a deeper
look into Profit Money’s personal life. Profit Money said that what he writes about goes “handin-hand” with aspects of his life both comical and serious. “It might sound cliche, but my life really is the inspiration behind my music,” he said. “It’s an extension of myself.” The future of the Morgantown rap scene is in the artists’ hands, Profit Money said.
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REDSHIFT/BLUESHIFT Profit Money
Local rapper Profit Money releases a double album that can be both light-hearted and serious. slower songs with upbeat songs. This disc flows with slower beats more fit for a mellow jam session rather than hard core rap. It includes 12 tracks also composed of songs and skits. “Auto-Tune That” is a song poking fun at the music industry and current musicians using auto tune in their recent works. The song has a slower beat, but still includes profanity and explicit lyrics. “Say A Little Prayer” features other rappers NDaKuT and Cookiehead Jenkins. This is a slower song with uplifting lyrics and an inspirational message about dreams and jobs. With the risk of being stereotypical it has to be said that Profit Money has the anger and the sound of rapper Eminem. But with Eminem’s recent success, that’s not such a bad thing. The release is an unfiltered, hip hop album sure to please those who enjoy hip-hop, but may leave others wanting something more.
Excess tans, booze and drama: ‘Jersey Shore’ is the best of MTV DAVID RYAN COPY EDITOR
When it first premiered, I called “Jersey Shore” the greatest comedy on television. I remain convinced of this. Season two of the controversial series recently debuted to massive numbers on MTV, as the original gang head to Miami and get up to their usual hijinks. At first glance, the show seems like just ordinary fare from the network. A bunch of college kids, over-boozed and over-sexed live together, create drama and act stupidly. But “Jersey Shore” works on so many other levels. By themselves, they seem like pretty decent people. Even Snooki, characterized as the baby of the show, could be quite a nice person. Together, however, MTV has created a supergroup – the likes of which haven’t been seen since the hairbands of the ’80s. MTV shows typically don’t keep the exact same cast be-
yond one season. The cast of “The Real World” is fresh every season, and even “Road Rules” sprinkles some new people in the mix every so often. By keeping the same cast, MTV has enabled the audience to head into a new season of excess drinking and foolish shenanigans with an entire season of backstory. We know that Ronnie and Sammi left the previous New Jersey residence with romantic entanglements. Now, in the second season, we learn their romance was all too short. We can expect, in “Jersey Shore” fashion, plenty of jealous outbursts and drunken rages. Plenty of people have complaints about the show. Even the governor of the Garden State, Chris Christie, has voiced complaints the show is “unrealistic.” I’m not exactly sure what Christie was expecting from MTV. A show on MTV isn’t going to be a world-class travel documentary. He does have a state to look out for, however. But I don’t think the antics of this show are going to bring in an excess of al-
ready such existing behaviors. The same argument was made against “The Sopranos,” with critics saying the show played into stereotypes of a state infested with organized crime. Curious that everyone was quiet during Natalie Portman’s performance in Zach Braff’s “Garden State.” The truth is “Jersey Shore” is brilliant entertainment. You can hate on the cast all you want. You can deride their lack of class, their inability to look beyond the bottom of a bottle. But they’re getting paid $30,000 an episode for their third season and are part of one of the most-talked about shows in years. They’re making a hefty penny from doing whatever they want and at MTV’s expense. “Jersey Shore” is about a group of kids getting away with whatever they can, knowing full well you will watch it every step of the way. Even if you watch it to complain about it, you have to appreciate that. email@example.com
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Bieber plans to release his memoir NEW YORK — You’re never too young to write a memoir. Sixteen-year-old Justin Bieber’s book comes out in October. HarperCollins announced the pop star’s memoir on Monday, saying “Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story” will reveal the teen sensation’s “amazing journey to stardom.” The book also will include previously unseen photos for “fans afflicted with Bieber fever.” In a statement released by the publisher, Bieber says he is “excited to share just a little bit more of my world.”
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WVU’s Noel Devine runs out of the tunnel prior to the start of this year’s Blue-Gold Spring Game.
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WVU cornerback Keith Tandy celebrates after making a play in the Mountaineers’ victory over Pittsburgh last season. Tandy is expected to be the starter again at cornerback for West Virginia.
Continued from page 14 shut down the passing attack, though. The on-the-field performance will dictate the true success of the backline. There is no question the secondary needs to improve and the veterans of the staff will be pushed out if they aren’t getting the job done. Players like Miller, fellow cornerback Brodrick Jenkins and safety Darwin Cook are young guys who are working their way through the system, taking reps and have caught the eye of coaches. Once fall camp starts Saturday, the team will probably develop some type of rotation to get the starters some rest and younger guys into the mix. There is a lot of depth in the
Continued from page 14 an “exhaustive study” to find out how it can grow and advance in the future. Marinatto instructed the Big East coaches and players to not comment. “Together, we have concentrated our efforts on how to strategically plan for optimum growth of the conference in the future,” Marinatto said. zz Devine traveled to Rhode Island alongside Thomas and receiver Jock Sanders. But, Devine didn’t speak to the media, as he was under the weather Stewart said. The Mountaineers’ coach said Devine ate a little too much at the Big East’s annual Clam Bake Monday night. “He’s got a little belly ache right now,” Stewart said to WVMetroNews.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
secondary, which is a good thing, but the basket of players isn’t quite as experienced as the upperclassmen. Tandy, a redshirt junior, has already noticed a fire in the young group this summer. “It’s real competitive out there,” Tandy said. “We see them in the locker room and we will brag about what happened on the field in there.” If players are already pushing each other and proving their worth during summer drills, come fall camp there should be noteworthy strides made. Safeties coach Steve Dunlap notes the weight room efforts being put in by a number of players, but most notably Cook. “He came here around this time last year at 179 pounds and now he weighs 205 pounds,” Dunlap said, “so he’s done the
work in the weight room. As time goes on, he’s just going to get better and better.” With some question marks in terms of secondary skill, there is one guy who stands up from the rest, literally. Standing at 6-foot-5, Sands is the class of the unit, leading the team with five interceptions a year ago. Often noted as one of the hardest hitters in the conference, Sands was involved in a total of 65 tackles last season. But, he can’t do it all. The rest of the squad in the back must step up so the entire defense can be looked at as one of the top in the country. There have been improvements and changes have been made, but its Tandy who says it best, “The sky is the limit, we just have a lot work to do, a long way to go.” email@example.com
people up. I kept them on their toes and kept them guessing,” Devine said. “God already has a path laid out for me, I’m just trying to live in it and make the most of it. It’s a great feeling knowing that a lot of people look up to me, and I won’t let them down.” Devine’s position coach Chris Beatty said he’s seen him improve in different facets each year. “Noel is one of those guys that has to get to know you before he can trust you,” Beatty said. “He’s gotten to where he has trust in us as a staff.” The pro player? After such success, West Virginia’s fifth-leading rusher of all-time had a decision of whether to come back for his final season at WVU and earn his degree or head to the NFL. In a decision that stunned some, despite being rated as a mid-to-late round selection, Devine decided to come back. “I don’t have any second thoughts. I was happy with the decision I made,” Devine
said. “I took time to decide with my family and I’m happy with the decision I made.” Now, Devine is ready to make the most of his final year in the Old Gold and Blue. “It’s an honor to be a senior. It’s what a lot of guys look forward to. It’s a privilege to me. I’m happy that I’m in this position,” Devine said. “My goals are set high. Basically, it’s to win the Big East and go from there.” It would take a special senior season for Devine to pass WVU’s all-time leading rusher Avon Cobourne. In fact, it would take 1,783 yards. But, if Devine stays healthy, it’s likely Devine will pass Slaton, Amos Zereoue and Pat White for second on the list. “Words can’t describe it. It’s just a feeling that I have. It’s a special year,” Devine said. “We are excited for this year. We are excited to get our team to the best it can be and give us a great chance to succeed.”
Now, his goals are for the team – and for others. In fact, Devine believes it’s important to give back to the sport he loves so dearly. For the second time in three years, Devine and some of his friends from high school put on the “239 Future AllStars Camp” for six through 18-year-olds in late June. “It brings me pride when I can put a smile on their face. If I can put a smile on their face, they can put a smile on mine just by showing my presence and being there,” Devine said. But it’s not just the younger players in Florida that are inspired by Devine. It’s also his fellow players on the Mountaineers’ roster. “I’ve learned so much from him just from being there for one year with him. He just works hard everyday. 100 percent commitment, 100 percent effort everyday,” said WVU running back Daquan Hargrett. “He just leaves everything out there in the weight room too. Just go out The leader When Devine came to there and give everything WVU, he was much more wor- you’ve got and you will be ried about setting records and satisfied.” making a name for himself in firstname.lastname@example.org the NFL.
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Big East Commissioner John Marinatto speaks with the media Tuesday.
Big East returns intact after other realignments NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — In the Big East, the big news is there will be no seismic shift. After months of speculation about whether the Big East would be shrinking, growing or maybe even disappearing in the near future, the conference is set to begin its 20th football season with its membership intact. "The Big East is stronger today in every way than it has ever been," commissioner John Marinatto said during Big East media day Tuesday in a seaside resort town not far from the league office in Providence. Considering there was legitimate concern the Big East would be poached into oblivion as other conferences expanded, maintaining the status quo has to qualify as a surprising victory for the Marinatto and his conference. When the Big Ten announced in December it was considering expansion, it simply made sense that the conference might target Big East schools as new members. Big East football might not be able to match the Big Ten or the Southeastern Conference in terms of tradition, fan interest or overall quality, but it does have a foothold in some of the most formidable television markets in the
country – most notably New York City. Rutgers, Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Connecticut were all speculated to potentially be headed to the Big Ten. If and when was anybody's guess and it seemed as if everybody was guessing. Even West Virginia coach Bill Stewart wondered aloud during a television interview where the Mountaineers would land – Maybe the SEC? Maybe the Atlantic Coast Conference? Then in June it was the Pac-10 that made the ground shake in college sports. Commissioner Larry Scott invited Texas and four other schools to leave the Big 12 and form a 16-team super conference. Ultimately, Texas and crew stayed put, but the fallout included Colorado and Utah agreeing to join the Pac-10 and Nebraska accepting an invite to the Big Ten. The Big East was left untouched. And while it remains to be seen if another round of musical chairs is coming soon, there is a general sense among people in the business that the storm has passed. "I think we all, when the whole thing was over ... we breathed a sigh of relief that it ended where it ended," Marinatto said. "Most of us didn't
really want to have that kind of change. We didn't think it was healthy for intercollegiate athletics as a group." Certainly not for the Big East's health. Marinatto would not say what the Big East would have done if it lost members for the second time in the last 10 years. "I think all of us were making contingency plans for what might happen if those scenarios played out," he said. "Texas making the decision to stay with the Big 12 allowed us to put aside those contingency plans." Back in 2003, the ACC lured Miami, Virginia Tech and Boston College away from the Big East. It seemed like a death sentence for the league – at least as a football conference. But the additions of Louisville, South Florida and Cincinnati not only limited the damage, but solidified the league's status as an automatic qualifier in the Bowl Championship Series. "Any time a league goes through something like they did back in 2003, the people that are able to be on the other end of it when you come out the other side and you're still together, naturally there is going to be a bond," Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti said.
Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano, center, prepares to run out onto the field with his team prior to the Scarlet Knights’ game against West Virginia last December.
Rutgers will test Mountaineers in last regular season game of season By Brian Gawthrop Sports writer
Major changes in the Big East Conference standings could occur in the final week of the regular season when Rutgers and West Virginia face off in Morgantown Dec. 4. While both teams are expected to once again be in the hunt for a conference title, they will be doing so in different manners. The Mountaineers will be led by an veteran group of 19 seniors. While most of the Scarlet Knights’ success lies on the shoulders of a couple of 2009 freshman all-Americans and an inexperienced defense. RU head coach Greg Schiano returns just six starters, although last season’s team offensive MVP, quarterback Tom Savage, is one of them. Savage started 11 games as a true freshman a season ago, completing 52 percent of his passes for 2,211 yards and 11 touchdowns. Most importantly, however, the freshman all-American went from being the Big East’s least experienced signal caller to being the most veteran. Savage will lead a Scarlet Knight offense that returns 90 percent of its 2009 passing yards and 80 percent of its rushing yards thanks to the return of do-it-all receiver Mohamed Sanu and tailback Joe Martinek. Sanu ended with 639 receiving yards and three touchdowns a season ago and will take over the reigns as Savage’s go-to receiver with the departure of the school’s all-time receiving leader Tim Brown to graduation. Martinek is also coming off
a breakout season in which he rushed for 967 yards and nine touchdowns. Fifth-year senior Kordell Young, who missed 2009 with an ACL injury, will be expected to help ease Martinek’s work in the backfield. Savage and crew will have to adapt to a new offensive line, which lost three starters including Anthony Davis, who was selected 11th overall in the NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. Junior guard Art Forst will lead the linemen, who feature a lot of depth but lack ingame time. Graduation also greatly impacted the Scarlet Knight defense, taking five starters from the squad that ranked inside the top 20 nationally in six different defensive categories. Only 55 percent of the team’s 2009 tackles returns after the losses of linebacker Ryan D’Imperio, defensive lineman George Johnson and cornerback Devin McCourty. The unit will be veteran, however, as at least five seniors are expected to assume starting positions, including defensive end Alex Silvestro who ended 2009 with 43 tackles and two sacks. Silvestro will be joined up front by fellow seniors Charlie Noonan and Jonathan Freeny along with sophomore Scott Vallone. Senior Antonio Lowery comes back as the team’s leading returning tackler and will pilot the linebacking unit along with sophomore Steve Beauharnais. Senior cornerback Joe Lefeged, who returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown last season against the Mountaineers, and junior David
KEY PLAYER Tom Savage, QB Savage went from being the least experienced quarterback in the Big East to the league’s top returning quarterback. After a true freshman season in which he earned freshman all-American honors, Savage will be counted on once again to lead an offense which will be deep at the playmaker positions. The quarterback, however, won’t have the feared offensive line as he did in 2009. OTHER PLAYERS TO WATCH WR Mohamed Sanu, RB Joe Martinek, DE Alex Silvestro, SS Joe Lefeged STRENGTHS Offensive playmakers, defensive line WEAKNESSES Offensive line, experience on defense IMPORTANT LOSSES WR Tim Brown, T Kevin Haslam, T Anthony Davis, C Ryan Blaszczyk, DL George Johnson, LB Ryan D’Imperio, CB Devin McCourty Rowe will anchor the cornerback spots. Sophomores Duron Harmon, Khaseem Greene and Wayne Warren will battle at the safety spots. Both starting punter Teddy Dellaganna and place kicker San San Te return to Rutgers’ special teams unit. Rutgers kicks off its season with a Thursday night contest against Norfolk State Sept. 2. The Scarlet Knights will also face Florida International, North Carolina, Tulane and Army in its non-league portion of the schedule. The Scarlet Knights’ first Big East test will be against Connecticut at home Oct. 8, while RU will also host Syracuse and Louisville. email@example.com
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8 candidates remain for volleyball position
By Scott Cahoon Sports Writer
West Virginia has slimmed its list of candidates to replace outgoing volleyball coach Veronica Hammersmith from more than 20 to eight. The University interviewed the eight potential head coaches by phone Sunday and Monday, said WVU Athletic Director Oliver Luck said. As of Monday, Luck planned to discuss the search with staff Tuesday over the phone, narrowing the list further. However, on Tuesday, Luck said the phone conference was unable to take place, because two of the
four members involved were unavailable. “We’ll cut the list down to two or three,” Luck said. He expects the conference call to take place today. Luck anticipates a final decision will occur later this week or early next. Though Luck would not name specific candidates, he said all remaining candidates are currently coaching at other universities out of state. “Volleyball is not a premier sport at the high school or club level in West Virginia,” Luck said. “The majority of our recruits come from outof-state. We need someone who is in touch with some of
those key areas.” Whoever is hired will find a team committed and willing to improve in 2010. “We have to buy in to whatever concepts the new head coach brings,” said WVU’s senior middle hitter Lauren Evans. The Mountaineers are coming off a season in which they went 17-13 (6-8 Big East), but failed to qualify for the conference tournament. West Virginia begins formal practices Aug. 10. The season begins Aug. 28 when the Mountaineers face Howard in the WVU Classic. firstname.lastname@example.org
WVU safety Robert Sands, No. 2, and cornerback Brandon Hogan, No. 22, converge on a Louisville wide receiver last season. Sands and Hogan were named to the Jim Thorpe Award watch list earlier this week.
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2 named to Thorpe Award watch list Men’s rugby hopes for continued West Virginia had two defensive backs named to the Jim Thorpe Award watch list Monday. WVU cornerback Brandon Hogan and safety Robert Sands made the list of 35 defensive backs up for the award. The Mountaineers are one of five schools with two or more players on the list. Texas has three. North Carolina, Ohio State and Florida have two selections. Hogan was the team’s thirdleading tackler last season. He had 74 total tackles and led the Mountaineers with 46 solo tackles. He was a first-team all-Big East Conference selection last year. Sands had 65 tackles in 2009 and led the Mountaineers with five interceptions. He finished off last season with his best performance, recording 13 tackles in a Gator Bowl loss to Florida State. He averaged nine tackles per game over WVU’s last three games. Sands was first-team allBig East last year. “I hope to stay consistent. When you have a year like I did, you just want to stay consistent,” Sands said earlier this year. “There might be teams that won’t even try to go against me, so it’s just another way to find a way to make a play. I’m not going to take risks on certain plays, but I’m going to try to make a play. Even if it’s a team not throwing at me, that’s making a play. That’s taking away half of the field.” Campriani wins gold West Virginia rifle senior Nicco Campriani won the 10-meter men’s air rifle at the 50th International Shooting Sport Federation World Championships Saturday in Munich, Germany. Campriani, shooting for his home country of Italy, won the gold medal with a 702.5 combined score. With the victory, Campriani becomes the first qualified athlete among all sporting events for the London 2012 Olympic Games. “The Olympic quota place goes to the country, but I’m glad I won it,” Campriani said to the ISSF. “I have secured an Olympic quota place, and now I want to fulfill my Olympic dream.” Campriani also competed in
the 50-meter men’s rifle prone. He finished 27th. WVU rifle coach Jon Hammond finished 29th in the 50-meter men’s rifle prone. WVU junior Michael Kulbacki, shooting for the United States Junior National Team, also competed today and finished 37th in the 10-meter air rifle with a 585 score. Squires sets record Four West Virginia swimmers and divers gave successful performances with their respective club teams at the 2010 YMCA National Long Course Swimming Championships in College Park, Md., or the Buffalo 2010 Empire Summer Games in Rochester, N.Y. Freshman Tim Squires had two first-place finishes in the 50 free and 100 free at the YMCA championships. The Buckhannon, W.Va., native, set a new national record with his time of 23.15 in the 50 free. Squires finished the 100 free in a time of 51.68. Joseph AbuRahma, a native of Charleston, W.Va., finished eighth in the 50 fly (26.29), 27th in the 100 fly (59.88), 44th in the 200 fly (2:21.48) and 56th in the 50 free (25.73). Bryan Brown, a Dover, Del., native, took 55th in the 50 free (25.72) and 89th in the 100 back (1:05.32). At the Empire Games, Richard Pokorny finished with an impressive score of 497.95 for first place on the 3-meter board. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Pokorny also took second on the 1-meter with a score of 478.70. Rifle finalizes 2010-11 schedule West Virginia, the reigning Great American Rifle Conference champions, announced the road it will have to take to win a 15th national title. The Mountaineers will face six teams that participated in the 2010 NCAA Championships including champion TCU. West Virginia competes in nine home competitions to just four on the road. The most challenging of those road tests is expected to be against GARC foe Kentucky Feb. 5. The Mountaineers open competition Oct. 16 at home versus Ohio State. WVU’s Feb. 12 home
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contest against Nebraska will be an NCAA qualifying match. Conference championships will be held in Oxford, Miss., Feb. 26-27, 2011. The NCAA Championships will take place in Columbus, Ga., March 11-12. 158 named Big East all-stars A total of 158 West Virginia athletes were named 2009-10 Big East Conference Academic All-Stars – an increase of 18 over the 2008-09 Mountaineers on the list. Notable athletes on the list include: baseball’s Jedd Gyorko, men’s basketball’s Da’Sean Butler, Deniz Kilicli, Joe Mazzulla and women’s basketball’s Asya Bussie and Liz Repella. For a complete list of the allstars, visit www.msnsportsnet. com. Tickets available for home games Tickets are now on sale for all of West Virginia University’s 2010 home football contests, as well as the Mountaineers’ road games at Connecticut, Louisville and Pitt. Tickets can be purchased online at www.WVUGAME.com, at the Coliseum Ticket Office or by calling 1-800-WVU GAME. West Virginia opens the season at home against Coastal Carolina, Saturday, Sept. 4, at 3:30 p.m., at Milan Puskar Stadium. Tickets on sale for Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tickets for the West Virginia men’s basketball team’s trip to Puerto Rico for a tip-off tournament went on sale Sunday. Fans can purchase tickets at Ticketpop.com or by calling 787-294-0001. All seating for the tournament will be general admission. Ticket packages include all-session tickets for $100, booster tickets (3 sessions) for $60 or single-session tickets for $25. The event will be held Nov. 18, 19 and 21 at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico in the cosmopolitan Hato Rey district of San Juan. WVU could face North Carolina, Davidson, Hofstra, Minnesota, Nebraska, Vanderbilt or Western Kentucky in the tournament. — Compiled by Tony Dobies
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After a 6-1 fall season and a perfect 4-0 spring campaign, the West Virginia club men’s rugby team is looking to match its success in 2010. The Mountaineers return 12 of their 15 starters this season, a key advantage firstyear head coach Jim Leonard feels will help the team. Leonard replaces long-time head coach Jon Niles. “I feel that we will be a much strong and more experienced team this season,” Leonard said. “We’re going to have a lot of leaders on this team and it’s going to be an exciting year.” Nick Sachelli and Jim Leonard return to lead West Virginia in the pack, while backs Eric Dukes, Bryan Thompson and Chris Vitese also return. “This core group is the strongest we’ve had in years and will take the team deep into the post season,” Leon-
ard said. Although WVU returns a good portion of its squad, it will miss captain Ryan Coster, who is still recovering from an injury suffered in the spring. “It’s tough losing a guy like Ryan,” Leonard said. “But we’re looking forward to the battle between Will Linscomb and Devin Cobb for the starting scrum fall position.” Though Coster will not be on the pitch for WVU, he will be with the team as a full-time coach. Many of the Mountaineers stayed in Morgantown this summer to train for the fall. These players went through a rigorous training regime and played for the Mon River 7, a competitive local team. The remaining players returned home and played for their competitive club teams, as well. The Mountaineers’ biggest non-league match of the season will come when they travel to Baton Rouge,
La., to take on LSU. The Tigers invited WVU to a match the same weekend as the two schools’ football team will square off. Leonard feels the match against LSU will help the team gain valuable experience against a top program. League matches against teams such as Pitt and Indiana University of Pa., will help prepare WVU to match its Sweet 16 run last season, Leonard hopes. WVU lost a heartbreaking match 12-10 to Michigan State to end its fall season and are ready to come back for revenge. Leonard is confident his team will benefit from the high level of competition. “We have a tough year ahead of us,” Leonard said. “But it’s something that’s going help us get back to where we were last season, and hopefully further.” email@example.com
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Steelers offensive coordinator: Ben Roethlisberger never better If Ben Roethlisberger’s offseason troubles are bothering him, Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians certainly hasn’t noticed. Less than a week into training camp, Arians’ assessment of his quarterback: Never been better. Arians can’t remember Roethlisberger being in such good shape or throwing the ball this well so early during any of his previous six camps. He has yet to be intercepted during team drills, and Roethlisberger has gone entire practices without throwing an incompletion. “He’s in the best shape I’ve ever seen him,” Arians said Tuesday. “His arm is live and he has no interceptions and very few incompletions unless they were dropped. This may be the best I’ve ever seen him right now.” Roethlisberger is quickly alleviating any Steelers worries that he might be distracted or preoccupied with the offseason accusation that he sexually assaulted a Georgia college student. He was not charged following the March incident but was suspended by the NFL for six games – a punishment that could be shortened to four games. Roethlisberger admittedly was worried before camp opened how the fans would react to him, given the intense criticism he received following the accusation. So far, there been no sign of hostility at Saint Vincent College, no booing or discernible anti-Roethlisberger sentiment. “You can tell he’s been working to improve himself,” wide receiver Hines Ward said. Instead, Roethlisberger has looked so sharp, Arians is focusing more time on figuring out what the Steelers will do offensively during the suspension. The answer: Probably not as much as they could if Roethlisberger played a full season. Byron Leftwich is all but certain to start while Roethlisberger sits out. Former Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon will likely begin the season as the starter only if Leftwich gets hurt. Arians and coach Mike Tomlin still aren’t saying how much Roethlisberger and Leftwich will play during the four exhibition games, beginning Aug. 14 against Detroit. Because the starters rarely play past the first
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quarter, except during the third preseason game, there probably won’t be enough snaps available for both quarterbacks to play with the starting line. Regardless, Arians dismissed the speculation that Roethlisberger would play only with the starters to avoid injury. Roethlisberger cannot practice during his suspension, so the only work he’ll get with the offense until October will be during camp and in the preseason games. Goodell has no final decision on Vick yet NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he has yet to announce a decision on Michael Vick, leaving open the possibility the Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback still might face disciplinary action. Goodell plans to speak with Vick on Tuesday while visiting the Eagles during his training camp tour. He says he’ll make his decision public after the meeting. The NFL and the Eagles have been looking into a shooting incident at a nightclub in Virginia Beach, Va., where Vick held his 30th birthday party on June 25. Police say no charges will be filed because of a lack of cooperation by witnesses and the victim, who Vick’s attorney Larry Woodward identified as Quanis Phillips – a co-defendant in Vick’s federal dogfighting case. Haynesworth skips conditioning test again Day 6 of the Albert Haynesworth watch guaranteed only one thing: There will be a Day 7. The Washington Redskins defensive lineman didn’t take the team’s conditioning test Tuesday, again because of his sore left knee. For those keeping score, there have now been
three days in which Haynesworth has attempted the test and three days in which he hasn’t. “His knee’s still bothering him,” coach Mike Shanahan said. “And when he’s ready to take that test again, he’ll take it.” Haynesworth is not allowed to practice until he passes the test, although for the second day in a row he was on the field for the entire session watching his teammates. He put on his helmet from time to time but wasn’t wearing pads and didn’t take part in any drills. Haynesworth failed the test the first two days, then skipped it for two days because the knee was acting up. On Monday, he started the test but had to stop before the halfway point because the knee was still irritated. Shanahan said Haynesworth’s knee problem was not serious enough to warrant an MRI exam. Revis still not at Jets camp Three days of camp, and still no Darrelle Revis. The New York Jets’ All-Pro cornerback missed a second day of practice Tuesday while holding out in a contract dispute. “Nothing really to report,” coach Rex Ryan said after the morning practice. The team said Monday that owner Woody Johnson told general manager Mike Tannenbaum to reach out to Revis’ agents to reiterate their willingness to talk. Johnson again offered to be a part of any meeting. Agent Neil Schwartz told The Associated Press that Tannenbaum called him “extremely late” Monday night. Schwartz would not discuss the conversation. Revis is to make $1 million in the fourth year of his six-year rookie deal but wants to become the league’s highestpaid cornerback. He’s seeking a deal higher than the threeyear, $45.3 million extension Oakland’s Nnamdi Asomugha signed last offseason. Revis is being fined $16,523 for each day he misses, starting with when the Jets reported for camp Sunday.
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NOW LEASING. 2/BR REMODELED apartment. Walk downtown. No Smoking. NO PETS. Tenant pays utilities. Grad students preferred. 304-288-0817.
2/BR. 2/BA. AC. WD. NO 304-594-3365 or 304-288-6374.
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.
LARGE 1/BR. WESTOVER. WD available. $475/mo plus utilities. Sunroom. Available Now. Off-street parking. NO PETS. 304-296-7379. Cell: 412-287-5418.
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
AFFORDABLE LUXURY Now Leasing 2010
BRAND NEW TOWNHOME. Need female to share. ½-mile from Evansdale. Fully furn. All utilities included. Private bed/bath. $675/mo. 304-553-9561.
Dish Washer, Laundry, Free Off Street Parking, 3 Min. Walk To Campus
2/BR DUPLEX. CLOSE TO CAMPUS. $750/month + utilities. Parking. W/D. A/C. NO PETS. Available May 2010. 304-594-3365 or 304-288-6374.
49 FALLING RUN ROAD. ROOMMATE needed in 2/BR apartment. Close walk to campus. Roommate can be Male/Female. 304-296-2787.
1/BR APARTMENTS. AVAILABLE NOW. $500/mo. Utilities included. NO PETS please. Call 304-296-5682.
NOW RENTING TOP OF FALLING RUN ROAD Morgan Point 1+2/BR $590-$790+ utilities. Semester lease. WD. DW. Parking. NO PETS. Call: 304-290-4834.
PRETE RENTAL APARTMENTS
EFF: 1BR: 2BR: Now Leasing For 2010 OFF-STREET PARKING EVANSDALE / STAR CITY LOCATION LOCALLY OWNED ON-SITE MAINTENANCE MOST UNITS INCLUDE: HEAT, WATER, and GARBAGE SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED
Mountain Line Bus Service Every 10 Minutes and Minutes From PRT
ABSOLUTELY NO PETS WWW.PRETERENTAL.COM PROFESSIONAL/GRADUATE Quiet 1/BR. Available in August. 5/min. walk downtown PRT. Off South High St. NO PETS. Lease/dep. $500/month 304-216-3332
SCOTT PROPERTIES DOWNTOWN/SUNNYSIDE 1/BR First St. 1/BR Lorentz 2/BR First St. 3/BR First St. 3/BR Lorentz
$495/utils. incl $450/utils. incl $700/utils. incl $1125/utils. incl $1050 + utils.
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 now. 304-290-1332. 2-3/BR. W/GARAGE. QUIET neighborhood WD. DW. NO PETS. Lease and deposit. $900/mo plus utilities. 304-288-2205. 2/BR, 2/BA (RENTED TOGETHER OR SEPARATE) CONDO- UNIVERSITY COMMONS. Partly furnished. ALL appliances included. Ample parking. Available immediately. $300/per/room/month. 703-608-6342. 3/BR, $375/MO/PERSON INCLUDES utilities. Available now. Off-street parking. Excellent condition. 6/min walk to Mountainlair. W/D. NO PETS. Lease/deposit. 304-685-8170. 3/BR, 2/BA HOUSE. WALK TO STADIUM or downtown. Fence yard, porch, off-street parking. WD. $1100/mo+ utils. Lease/dep. 703-618-7592. 3/BR DOWNTOWN CAMPUS. AVAILABLE SOON. 304-296-8943 OR 304-290-7766 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 5/BR, 4/BA. BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED So. Park home. Three (3) blocks to downtown. All new appliances including WD. $2300/mo. 304-284-9078. CONDO FOR SALE! 10,000 under list. Available Immediately by owner. 221 Creekside Drive, Morgantown. 304-669-0588 HOUSES FOR 2-3-4/PERSONS. WHARF area. $325/mo each includes gas. 304-284-9280.
MALE ROOMMATE TO SHARE 3/BR house near Towers. Grad-student preferred $350/mo plus 1/3-utilities 304-329-1280. MALE ROOMMATE WANTED. Preferably grad-student. Japanese welcome. Private bedroom. Off-street parking. Close to Evansdale campus. $200/mo+ ½utilities. Call: 304-292-3807. NEED 2/3 ROOMMATES TO SHARE 4 BEDROOM APARTMENT. $350/$400 month + electric. May too May lease. No Pets. 304-5998329 ROOMMATE TO SHARE 2/BR house. Grad Student preferred. W/D, AC, DW. No Pets. $425/mo, utilities, internet, SAT TV included. Walk to Downtown Campus. 304-685-6062 ROOMMATES NEEDED FOR DIFFERENT situations. Call BCK Rentals. 304-594-1200 ROOMMATES, M/F, WILEY STREET & South Park. Available now. Rent includes utilities. WD. 304-292-5714. WANTED MALE ROOMMATE to share well maintained 3/BR Duplex Apt. 836 Naomi St. Free-Off-street-parking. AC, W/D, DW. $400/mo/including utils. 724-785-5909
WANTED TO SUBLET AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. SUBLEASE, WEST RUN APARTMENTS, $375/mo, utils included, private bath, fully furnished, free express shuttle to Downtown & Evansdale, pet-friendly, pool, 24/hr fitness center. 410-952-2749
HOUSES FOR SALE SMITHFIELD, PA. 2 STORY, 3/BR. C/AC. Close to Elementary school. $97,500. 724-569-9397
MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1988. 14X70. 2/BR. 2/BA. FIREPLACE. Fenced yard/deck. Shed. End park. Must see. Suncrest area. $14,000. 304-291-0273
ROOMS FOR RENT LARGE MASTERBDRM w/Private Bath, Shared living space, kitchen. New Unit in Independence Hill. $375/month plus utilities. Call: 304-349-2051
AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE CASH PAID!! WE BUY CARS and trucks. Any make! Any model! Any condition! 282-2560
HELP WANTED ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT WANTED FOR FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT. Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, Word Perfect and be extremely organized and able to multitask. Bachelor’s degree, 6 hours of Accounting, and office experience required. Email resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (304)599-6929 BUCKET HEAD PUB. BARTENDERS WANTED. Will train. 10-minutes from downtown Morgantown. Small local bar. Granville. 304-365-4565 after/6:00pm. All shifts available. DELIVERY DRIVERS NEEDED. Experience preferred, not required. Please call 304-692-8525 FOX’S PIZZA DEN NOW HIRING drivers and cook. Apply @ 3109 University Ave. JERSEY SUBS NOW HIRING cashiers, line cooks and delivery drivers. Experienced preferred Apply: 1756 MILEGROUND ROAD.
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Apply at 284 Prospect Street Submit Class Schedule with application. EOE PART TIME PERSONAL ASSISTANT. No experience necessary. Assist busy entrepreneur. Responsibilities include: scheduling, answering phones, data entry, filing, document preparation and other day-to-day tasks. Flexible scheduling days/hours. Email resume: Drickett11@gmail.com. Call: 304-685-1913 to schedule and interview. PART-TIME HANDYMAN wanted to maintain rental properties in downtown area. 304-594-3817
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MATTHEW PEASLEE SPORTS WRITER
Strength of WVU defense depends on DBs
the field. Devine and three teammates plead no contest to misdemeanor battery charges after an altercation outside a club in February 2008. He was not suspended, though. The then-sophomore put the charges behind him and doubled his statistics as a first-year starter in 2008. “College has been great. It gave me an opportunity to grow mentally, physically and spiritually,” Devine said. He finished with 1,289 yards rushing for four touchdowns. His junior season was even better, rushing for 1,465 yards and 13 touchdowns. “I think I shut a lot of
The West Virginia football team will have a chance to prove the age-old testament “defense wins championships” in 2010. The Mountaineers’ defense returns nine starters, four of which come from the secondary. Cornerbacks Brandon Hogan and Keith Tandy, along with safeties Sidney Glover and Robert Sands, are back and ready to improve on what some would call a disappointing 2009 campaign. A year ago, the defense surrendered 282 points, a mark good enough for fourth in the Big East Conference. The WVU defense also came in fourth in passing defense, limiting opponents to an average of 209.8 passing yards per game. Often times during the 2009 season, the secondary fell victim to the long ball and were burned on deep passes that ultimately went for touchdowns. Fans moaned and groaned of coverage mismatches and blamed the players for lack of judgment on passing plays. This year the back-door stoppers are prepared to silence all critics, citing their experience as a selling point. “The experience shows that we have people who have been in tough situations before and will come through. They are going to show the young players and we will gain that experience,” said Pat Miller, a cornerback who appeared in nine games as a freshman. It does take more than experience to win ball games and
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Devine and conquer “I would say SPIRITUALLY, MENTALLY, I’m just overall a BETTER PERSON. It’s just part of GROWING UP.” — Noel Devine
Mountaineers’ star running back has been through a lot, continues to beat odds By Tony Dobies Sports Editor
When Noel Devine first stepped on campus at West Virginia, few thought he would ever receive his degree. That includes himself. “I just thought I would be here for three years and be three and out,” said the Mountaineers’ senior starting running back. The North Fort Myers, Fla., native, traveled to Morgantown with the pedigree of one of the best high school running backs in history. He was touted as the next Reggie Bush and had a YouTube following like the Cartwheeling Goalie. This fall, Devine will end a four-year journey that admit-
DEVINE STATS tedly changed his life. He’s more than just a run- RUSHING ning back now. SEASON NO. “I would say spiritually, 2007 73 mentally, I’m just overall a 2008 206 better person. It’s just part of growing up,” he said. 2009 241 The high school sensation Those who thought he wouldn’t make it didn’t take a big risk in thinking so when Devine came out of high school. Devine, a running back sensation even as a high school star, has been through a lot in his 21 years. His father and mother died before he turned 12, and he witnessed one of his friends dying before he could even think about college. He also missed two games as a senior because of a con-
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frontation and missed out on a postseason all-star game because of an incident in the locker room. His grades weren’t the best either, and coming out of high school a Division I-A college was nearly ruled out because of his bad academics. But, when Devine announced his commitment to West Virginia, he stepped on a path to prove those doubters wrong.
“Coming from my family, not too many of them (went to college),” Devine said. “I had a chip on my shoulder because of that and set my goals high.” The college star Devine made an instant impact in his freshman season in 2007. Behind starter Steve Slaton, Devine rushed for 627 yards and six touchdowns including 136 scintillating yards in a win over Maryland, 118 in a blowout of Connecticut to win the Big East Conference title and 108 yards in place of an injured Slaton in a Fiesta Bowl win over Oklahoma. Heading into his first year as a starter in 2008, though, Devine made headlines off
WVU picked second in Big East preseason poll by tony dobies sports editor
The Big East Conference title goes through Pittsburgh this year – at least that’s what the media think. Pitt was selected to win the Big East, earning 22 of the 24 preseason No. 1 votes. West Virginia and last year’s champion Cincinnati were tied for second. “It doesn’t matter where they have you in the preseason,” said J.T. Thomas to WVMetroNews. com. “All it does it give the seven teams that aren’t No. 1 motivation to work at it. West Virginia has finished no lower than second in the Big East in every year since 2002. Head coach Bill Stewart’s
squad has 19 returning starters, including a Heisman Trophy candidate in running back Noel Devine, and expects to showcase one of the leading defenses in the conference. Connecticut was a close fourth. Rutgers, South Florida, Syracuse and Louisville rounded out the poll. zz Big East Commissioner John Marinatto told members of the media the Big East Conference is stronger today “in every way” than it has ever been. He said the conference has built a group of leaders and advisors, including former NFL Commissioner Bill Tagliabue, have put the conference under
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