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Empty bowls participants decide which bowl would be perfect to take home. The proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Huntington Area Food Bank.
Maier awards to be presented to top Latin students BY HENRY CULVYHOUSE THE PARTHENON
The top high-school and college Latin students and essayists will receive the William J. Maier Awards on Monday at the Marshall University Foundation Hall. The William J. Maier Awards are named after William J. Maier Jr., a Clarksburg, W.Va., native taught himself Latin and pursued higher education at Harvard College, Oxford University and Harvard Law School. He returned to West Virginia in 1958, where he founded the Sarah and Pauline Maier Scholarship Foundation, which was renamed the Maier Foundation in 2003. Dean of the college of liberal arts, David Pittenger said Maier created the foundation to help students who study Latin. “He really thought it was important for high school and college students to study Latin,” Pittenger said. “He eventually endowed a program to help high school and college students financially to pursue the subject.” Two awards up for grabs include the Maier Latin Cup Awards and the William J. Maier Writing Awards. Pittenger said the Maier Awards are given to the best students in their category. “The best students are rewarded,” Pittenger said. “For example, the first-year essays are gathered from any student in an English class, then vetted by two panels. Only the best essays make it.” Henry Culvyhouse can be contacted at culvyhouse@ marshall.edu.
Huntington community gets involved with ninth annual event BY KEYAIRA MCCAULEY THE PARTHENON
The annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser uses a variety of bowls and soups, but the event also attracts many volunteers. The ninth annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser will be from 10:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. April 27th at First Presbyterian Church located at 1015 Fifth Ave. in Huntington. John Farley, director of the Birke Art Gallery and Gallery 842, volunteered for Empty Bowls last year. “Given how fortunate I am, and the staggering number of people in our area who go without, volunteering a little bit of my time and effort is the least I can do under the circumstances,” Farley said. The Empty Bowls fundraiser is a national initiative was started by a high school teacher in Michigan in 1990. Huntington’s version of Empty Bowls offers patrons a handmade ceramic bowl and a soup lunch for a $12 donation to the Huntington Area Food Bank. Scott Frasure, director of development for Huntington Area Food
Bank, said each dollar raised by empty bowls will go toward purchasing food for families and children at risk of hunger. “The food bank is able to purchase seven pounds of food for every dollar, and $.95 of every dollar will be spent on food,” Frasure said. Various groups come together each year for the cause. The B’nai Sholom is an organized Jewish community seeking items for a silent auction that will be held at the Empty Bowls fundraiser. Christian Associates, an organization of churches, is seeking donations of soup and bread for the fundraiser. Keramos Potters Guild and Out Loud Creative are both student – run groups who have also been very involved with Empty Bowls. Keramos is making the bowls to be sold at the fundraiser, and Out Loud Creative has assisted in all aspects of advertising and public relations for the fundraiser. “The Huntington Area Food Bank is so much more than what you See BOWLS I Page 5
Four-day school week yields positive results BY HILARY FREEMAN THE PARTHENON
What the solution to the school system’s energy and financial issues, is a question that has been asked around the country, and schools are getting inventive with their answers.
In the United States, several school districts in more than 20 states including Wyoming, Colorado and South Dakota have moved to a shorter school week. Closer to home, the Cabell County Board of Education took a liking to the four-day work week last summer in
their main office and saw positive results. “In the summer, Cabell County Schools did a fourday week and 10-hour days trial to test the hypothesis of whether or not this would save on energy cost,” said Chip McMillian, energy manager for Cabell County.
McMillian said throughout the course of the summer, the school system saved more than $14,000 on electricity and gas costs alone. “The savings were significant, and it would be interesting to see how (the savings) would play out over the length of an entire school
year,” McMillian said. With Marshall as a partner to several counties for the education clinical placements, this would change a quite a bit about how clinicals get done for aspiring teachers. “There is a minimum number of hours that
Marshall students must be in the classroom,” said Kelley Holderby, senior education major. “Because Marshall’s semesters would not be extended, it may be more difficult for clinical students to acquire the See FOUR I Page 5
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Kroger Co. representative to visit MU campus BY MARISSA DEMARIA THE PARTHENON
A Kroger Co. representative will be on campus Thursday for an informational session with Marshall University students. The information session will take place from 5:30 p.m. through 6:30 p.m. in Corbly Hall room 104. “Anyone interested in Kroger, or in learning more about careers with them, is welcome to attend the
information session,” said Debby Stoler, assistant director of development and outreach for Career Services. Marshall alumni who have been successful in the management development program with the Kroger Co. will be at the session to lend advice to potential applicants. Stoler said the information session will be a casual, informal event for students to gain knowledge about the opportunities
with the Kroger Co. While the session is open to all students, no matter their discipline, attending the session does not guarantee that a student will have an interview extended to them. April Biser, graduate assistant for Career Services, said students from all disciplines are encouraged to attend the session. “Kroger’s on-campus interviews are not just limited to business majors,” Biser said. “If you are a
student with a history or interest in retail, you should seriously consider applying for an interview.” The information session has been coordinated to educate students about the opportunities students might want to potentially seek with the Kroger Co. The Kroger Co. will have representatives available on campus April 24 to interview applicants for management positions. Students can apply for an interview via JobTrax or by
calling a Career Services representative. Stoler said, Career Services staff would be pleased to assist with resume targeting and interview skills to better prepare students for potential interview opportunities with Kroger. “Those invited to interview should also do some research on the company and practice their 30-second commercial, as well as prepare for the questions they may be asked,” Stoler said.
A 30-second commercial has been outlined by Career Services staff as a precise and timely selling tool for students to use when speaking to employers. Career Services staff would like the Marshall community to know that they are available to assist with all of the preparation opportunities outlined above. Marissa DeMaria can be contacted at demaria3@ marshall.edu.
Gabriel Project in need of baby items THE PARTHENON The Gabriel Project of West Virginia is collecting baby items throughout the spring to help needy families in West Virginia. Gabriel Project of West Virginia is a nonprofit organization that provides immediate and practical support to needy pregnant woman and families with children under two years old. They serve families in 25 counties through out the state. Items needed include: Baby, toddler and maternity clothing, diapers and formula. Reny Wilcher, assistant director of the staff office of the Gabriel Project, will be helping people who would like to donate be directed to the five different chapters in the state. “Our services fill a very
specific need in our state,” Wilcher said. “We mainly serve women and children who, without us, would go without basic needs such as food and clothing.” So far, the drive has been a success, but many items are still needed to achieve goals. Donna Hawkins, executive director of the staff office in Charleston, said there is still a great need for items. “We have several client distribution centers around the state,” Hawkins said. “We distribute to families based on need.” People wishing to make a donation to the Gabriel Project of West Virginia can contact the state office at 304-205-5865 or email info@ gabrielwv.org. Donations will be taken throughout the spring season.
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From left to right, Thomas Balch, freshman athletic training major from Huntington, Brittany Young, freshman elementary education major from Williamstown, W. Va., and Sarah Skeens, freshman accounting major from St. Albans, W.Va., play the “LIFE” board game during the Honors College Board Game Night in the basement of the Memorial Student Center.
Obama enlists wealthy in support of ‘Buffett rule’ BY CHRISTI PARSONS AND SEEMA METHA
TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU (MCT) WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama plugged his plan to increase taxes on the wealthy yet again on Wednesday, but this time with a new twist, appearing alongside rich people who support his so-called “Buffett rule.” The proposal has become a favorite political theme for the president, who touted it in a speech last week, then again at events in Florida on
Tuesday. The proposal would require that people with annual income of $1 million or more pay at least 30 percent of their income in federal taxes. Democratic strategists believe the idea has a strong political punch _ particularly now, when many Americans are filing their taxes _ and taps into the widely held belief that the U.S. economy and political system tilt in favor of the wealthy. Repeatedly raising the Buffett rule also serves to remind voters that Mitt Romney, the
presumed Republican presidential candidate, paid 14 percent of his income in taxes last year. Romney, like many wealthy Americans, benefited from the fact that investment income gets taxed at a lower rate than wages. Democratic leaders have scheduled a vote in the Senate for Monday on an effort to bring the Buffett rule up for consideration. Republican senators are expected to block that move. Republicans say the proposal is based on faulty economics. Raising taxes on
the wealthy won’t do anything to create jobs, GOP critics argue, nor will the Buffett proposal contribute in any substantial way to reducing the federal budget deficit. They suggest that Obama’s crusade for “tax fairness” doesn’t help solve America’s biggest problems. “He’s really trying to divert from the failure of his record, which is that he has not created jobs,” Romney said Wednesday on FOX News. “He has lost 800,000 jobs during his presidency.” Still, the topic makes GOP
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lawmakers dyspeptic, as it gives Obama the chance to speak directly to independent voters about kitchen-table issues. And he repeatedly portrays the Republican Party as concerned with the problems of the wealthy, not the middle class. The rule is named for billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who famously has complained that he pays a lower tax rate than does his secretary. To help make the point, several wealthy Americans showed up to endorse the
Buffett rule, along with their assistants, and appeared on stage with Obama. None of the millionaires was actually excited about paying more taxes, Obama said. But “they agree with Warren,” he said. “This should be fixed.” The measure is highly unlikely to pass the divided Congress this election year. But the event was live on cable television Wednesday, same as the day prior, giving the president’s message the kind of exposure money can’t buy.
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Herd soccer makes adjustments, improvements during spring season
BY JARROD CLAY THE PARTHENON
While the regular season is months away, the Marshall University men’s soccer team is working in full force in its spring season to prepare for the fall. The Thundering Herd is
coming off an 8-7-1 record in 2011 with high aspirations for the 2012 campaign. Marshal has been practicing since the beginning of March, and head coach Bob Gray said he likes the growth he’s seen from his team. “We’re getting to play a lot of new people and people
that didn’t get to play in the fall, so they’re gaining some valuable experience,” said Marshall men’s soccer coach Bob Gray. “We’ve done pretty good overall defensively, but I think we could do a little better offensively.” Like every fall sport that has a spring season, the
men’s soccer team adjusting to new personnel with players leaving and new players coming in. However, with two weeks remaining in the spring season, the Herd has started to mesh. The Thundering Herd has won its last three outings of the spring against Ohio
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Members of the 2011 soccer team gather to celebrate following the Herd’s 2-1 overtime victory in the final game at Sam Hood Field. The Herd has now begun its spring season, before beginning the official season in the fall.
WALKING OFF Ferrick grand slam leads Herd to victory over Ohio
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Dominican, the University of Charleston and James Madison. “It is spring, and you experiment, and you get to see a lot of kids, but we’ve had some good results recently” Gray said. “We’re on a three game winning streak and hopefully we can finish strong in our next two matches.” The Herd lost members of the 2011 squad to graduation including Aaron Dini and Carl Munday. Marshall also lost two of its captains in Jordan Hilgefort and Kyle Sniatecki. “Its always tough to lose guys like Kyle (Sniatecki) and Jordan (Hilgefort), not only because of what they do for us on the field but what they do off the field as well, gray said. “They were both intelligent kids.” Despite losing half of its captains from last season, the Herd is returning with the bulk of its talent including Dan Withrow and junior Tom Jackson, who led the team in goals (10) and total points (22). “We like the core that we have coming back and we do have a good group of seniors, and Devin (Perkins) and Daniel (Withrow) are both fifth-year seniors so they have that extra year of experience,” Gray said. “We’ve got a pretty good young crew coming in as well, so we are excited to get some new blood and see what happens with them.” Goalkeeper Dan Withrow led the conference with 79 saves in 2012 and was named to the All-Conference First team for the second consecutive season. He was the only goalkeeper on the All CUSA team. “He’s been the stalwart of our team for the last three
years, and he’s going to be a tough one to lose after this year,” Gray said. “Hopefully he’s going to lead us to that first ever NCAA bid and I think he’s got a good chance at going to the next level and possibly in Major League Soccer.” The 2011 season came to an abrupt end for Marshall when the Herd fell to Southern Methodist in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament after leading for much of the game. The Herd was plagued by slow starts in 2011, and time after time was forced to earn come-from-behind victories. “The thing that hurt us last fall is we got off to a slow start and we had to play catch up the rest of the game,” Gray said. “We came through in the end playing some good matches and getting some good wins to get into the tournament, but we have to learn to finish games and the SMU game is a prime example.” Although coming up short last fall, the Herd is working hard now in spring to improve on last years success. For the Herd, the goal never changes: NCAA Tournament or bust. “It’s the same goal every year,” Gray said. “It’s a tough league; we’re the third strongest league in the country. To get that automatic bid is hard, but we can get the atlarge bid too. Four schools from our conference made the tournament last year, and we want to be one of them.” The Marshall men’s soccer team returns to the pitch April 25 against James Madison in Harrisonburg, Va., and will conclude its spring season April 22 against Davis and Elkins in Charleston. Jarrod Clay can be contacted at clay105@marshall. edu.
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Recent killing of N.Y. man serves as another injustice in America After accidentally setting off a LifeAid-medical alarm, an unarmed 68-year-old veteran with a heart condition was shot and killed by police in White Plains, N.Y. Kenneth Chamberlin Sr. was at his home on the night of Nov. 17, 2011 when he, presumably, rolled over and set off his LifeAid alarm. This alarm being set off soon got White Plains police to Chamberlin’s house. When the police arrived, Chamberlin assured them that the alarm was not intentionally set off and that he did not need the police. After the police still requested to enter Chamberlin’s home and he denied them, saying he knew his rights, the door was busted down. And this soon resulted in Chamberlin being shot to death. Unbeknownst to the police, after a LifeAid alarm is triggered, it sends live audio recording to the LifeAid company. After listening to the audio of this altercation one can hear a racial slur used at Chamberlin — who was African-American — such as the slur used against Travyon Martin by his killer, George Zimmerman. And one can also hear Chamberlin say: “My name is Kenneth Chamberlain. This is my sworn testimony. White Plains police are going to come in here and kill me.” The police also proceeded to mock Chamberlin’s service after he said, “Semper Fi.” The police then shouted “Oh you’re a Marine. Hoo-rah, Hoo-rah,” according to Chamberlin’s son,
Ken Jr., who able to hear the full recording of the incident. “The minute they got into the house, they didn’t even give him one command,” Ken Jr., said. “They never mentioned, ‘Put your hands up.’ They never told him to lay down on the bed. They never did any of that. The first thing they did, as soon as that door was finally broken off the hinges, you could see the Taser light up, and it was charged, and you could see it going directly toward him.” After using the Taser, according to Ken Jr., one can hear the police say “shut it off.” They shut off the camera and minutes later Kenneth Chamberlin Sr. was shot twice and killed by Officer Anthony Carelli. No one has been charged or arrested. Carelli is to be tried in the coming months for another, separate case of police brutality against two brothers from Jordanian immigrants for allegedly beating one of the brothers while he was handcuffed and calling him a “raghead.” Does this sound familiar? Both unarmed AfricanAmerican males, shot and killed with little evidence to show that they had done anything to deserve such action. Luckly, Travyon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman is in custody as of yesterday. But the cop that killed Kenneth Chamberlin Sr. is still free. Injustice in this world is more common than justice and it’s painful to watch.
No more excuses, quit testing cosmetics on animals Many of America’s favorite cosmetic brands come at the price of lab animals, non-animal testing is more humane By KRISTIE SULLIVAN (MCT)
Companies that produce concealer and other cosmetics products have apparently been doing some concealing of their own. Estee Lauder, Avon and Mary Kay have resumed animal testing on cosmetics to sell in China –– even as the companies continue to claim in the United States that their products are cruelty-free. And now, federal lawmakers are debating new ways to regulate cosmetics. As a toxicologist, I can understand why the animal testing revelation has American customers fuming. We do not want animals to suffer and die to bring lipstick and eye
shadow to store shelves –– especially when nonanimal methods make this testing completely unnecessary. There is no excuse for any cosmetics company to test products on animals at anytime, anywhere, for any reason. Estee Lauder, Avon and Mary Kay, which have not tested on animals in more than two decades, should not have given in to the Chinese government’s demands for animal testing when they know animal testing is cruel, inefficient and ineffective. The majority of consumers want to purchase products that have not been tested in experiments on animals. More than 70 percent of Americans oppose testing personal care
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products on animals, according to an independent survey our organization recently commissioned. Sixty-one percent said that testing these products on animals should be illegal. And 78 percent agreed
European Union banned animal tests for cosmetics and personal care products in 2009. Some high-profile American companies, including Bath and Body Works, Almay and Aveda, have stopped testing their
There is no excuse for any cosmetics company to test products on animals at anytime, anywhere, for any reason.”
that developing alternatives to animal testing is important. Cruelty-free cosmetics are now solidly mainstream. In fact, the
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products on animals. But tens of thousands of rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and rats each year are still subjected to excruciating tests at the behest of
other companies, including crude procedures in which irritating chemicals are placed in animals’ eyes and on their skin. These painful tests are not the most effective way to test cosmetics. Each species reacts differently to various substances, so it is difficult to interpret what animal test results mean for humans. There is a better way. Non-animal alternatives ––which are cheaper, faster and more accurate –– are already widely available. For example, artificial human skin and eye models grown in the laboratory can mimic the potential dangers a new substance might pose to human skin and eyes more accurately than rabbit tests. Estee Lauder, Avon and
Mary Kay should regain their cruelty-free statuses and use this experience to educate consumers and governments about the importance of testing products using ethical methods based on human physiology. And other cosmetics companies should make the transition to crueltyfree methods. It’s 2012 –– no company should be testing its products by dropping chemicals into the eyes or onto the bare skin of rabbits. It’s time for China, the U.S., and other countries to specify non-animal tests in their cosmetics and chemical testing policies. And it’s time for all cosmetics companies to heed their customers’ demands for cruelty-free products.
“Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies –– or else? The chain reaction of evil –– hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars –– must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.”
> Martin Luther King Jr.
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George Zimmerman charged with second-degree murder in Trayvon Martin shooting BY RENE STUTZMAN AND JEFF WEINER
THE ORLANDO SENTINEL (MCT) JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Special Prosecutor Angela Corey announced Wednesday evening that Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman has been charged in the death of Trayvon Martin. Corey announced a second-degree murder charge at the State Attorney’s Office in Jacksonville, more than six weeks after Martin and Zimmerman’s fatal encounter. If convicted, Zimmerman would face up to life in prison. “The team here with me has worked tirelessly looking for answers in Trayvon Martin’s death,” Corey said, introducing her prosecutors and investigators. Corey added that “we do not prosecute by public pressure.” She said that her office handles all cases the same way, regardless of the scrutiny. “We will continue to seek the truth in this case,” Corey said. “There is a reason cases are tried in a court of law.” Corey confirmed that a warrant was issued for Zimmerman’s arrest, and that he is in custody. She declined to say what evidence her office has that would counter
Continued from Page 6 Over the last couple months, Bowen introduced a brunch menu to Black Sheep featuring a whiskey cream French toast with bacon mar malade. “When people come to Black Sheep, they want their food in 10-20 minutes, they eat, enjoy one or two beers and leave. With brunch it’s a slower pace — you are there to socialize with your friends and take a slower pace,” Guthrie said. One of the most popular aspects of br unch i s t h e $ 8 a l l - yo u - c a n d r i n k bl o o dy m a r y s a n d m i m o s a s. B o t h B owe n
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Continued from Page 1 necessary hours in a school where students only meet four days a week.” Holderby also sees some major benefits. “Student teachers would not be required to teach one day during the week,” Holderby said. “This free week day would allow student teachers to meet with their university supervisors, work on portfolios or prepare lesson plans.” Holderby said he also feels this could be helpful for inservice teachers, as well as pre-service teachers. “A lot of people don’t realize that most of the work teachers do takes place outside of the actual school day,” Holderby said. “There is a lot of grading, planning, preparing and reflecting that goes into teaching. I feel that allowing teachers more time to educate and prepare themselves will result in a more effective use of time in the classroom.”
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Special Prosecutor Angela B. Corey holds a press conference announcing that she is filing charges for second-degree murder against George Zimmerman, the shooter in the Trayvon Martin case, in Jacksonville, Fla. on Wednesday. Zimmerman is in custody of law enforcement at this time. his self-defense claim. She also declined to reveal Zimmerman’s location. At one point during the news conference, Corey recounted her first meeting with Martin’s parents. She said her prosecution team and an attorney for the teen’s parents also attended. “We opened our meeting in prayer,” Corey said. She said she didn’t promise Martin’s parents anything. At the Washington convention center where Martin’s parents are expected to speak Wednesday night, a crowd of about 40 had gathered around a hallway TV to hear the decision by the special prosecutor. When she said they would pursue second-degree murder, many in the group
erupted in applause. Soon after Corey’s announcement, the Rev. Al Sharpton addressed the crowd. “We don’t want anyone high-fiveing tonight. There was no winner tonight,” Sharpton said. “This is not about gloating. This is about pursuing justice.” Said Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump: “This is only first base.” Meanwhile, Zimmerman has retained a new lawyer. Veteran Central Florida attorney Mark O’Mara will represent him, CNN legal analyst Mark NeJame confirmed. NeJame, himself a prominent local lawyer, also confirmed that Zimmerman is in the custody of the
and Guthrie said the res p o n s e t h ey h ave go t t e n from of fering a br unch i s ove r wh e l m i n g. “With Marshall being right across the street we wanted to introduce something more comfortable for the students and Huntington in general,” Bowen said. “I think we are opening up a new window to something Huntington has not had before.” Aside from food, music and comedy are also of fered at Black Sheep. Tr ying to keep the vibe that locals can come hang out and enjoy their friends’ company, the music sets range from two piece bands to jazz and bluegrass. Like Guthrie’s V Club, open mic or
Music and Mason Jars, is becoming a staple of Black Sheep. For acoustic sets, locals can sign up to perform on Sunday nights. Guthrie said they have had more than 20 people sign up to play their music on Sunday nights. For a laugh, comedy night is offered the second and fourth Wednesday nights of the month, hosted by Chase Holliday, head Marshall football coach Doc Holliday’s son. More infor mation about Black Sheep Burrito and Brews can be found on their Facebook or through their Twitter, @BlackSheepWV. Joanie Borders can be contacted at borders9@ marshall.edu.
Marshall University’s School of Dietetics, we established a Nutritional Outreach Program.” “It’s an exciting event for a great cause, and I’m always thrilled to be a part of
it,” Frasure said. “Everyone comes out a winner.” Huntington Area Food Bank serves more than 95,000 people in the Tri-State area. All of the proceeds from Empty Bowls will be presented to
As far as the relationship between Marshall and Cabell County, Holderby feels the school could make it happen. “I feel that the clinical office has a very good working relationship with Cabell County Schools,” Holderby said, “If Cabell were to make the change, I believe Marshall would find a way to make it work.” Although the Cabell County school board is not currently weighing this as an option, with ever-rising energy costs, school boards are looking for new inventive ways to cut back their budgets. “Personally, I feel that from an energy conservation standpoint, a four-day week would be an excellent idea,” McMillian said. “This would be especially true if the facilities were unoccupied on the fifth day. This would allow for optimum savings in electricity and gas, and I also believe studies have shown a fuel usage and cost will go down significantly due to buses not running their daily routes.”
Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Zimmerman, a former altar boy whose dream was to become a police officer, shot and killed Martin, a high school junior, on a rainy evening Feb. 26 in Sanford. The teen from Miami had been returning from a nearby 7-Eleven, where he bought a can of iced tea and a bag of Skittles, when he was spotted by Zimmerman in the Retreat at Twin Lakes, a gated community where he was staying with his father’s fiancee. Zimmerman was in his SUV on his way to Target when he called police, telling them Martin seemed suspicious. “This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something,” Zimmerman
told a police dispatcher as he watched Martin minutes before the shooting. In a series of 911 calls shortly after, neighbors described an altercation between the two men. On one call, screams can be heard, and then a gunshot. Martin’s lawyers said the screams are from the teen; Zimmerman’s father said it was his son shouting for help. Martin’s death has reignited racial tensions across the country and sent protesters to the streets in numbers seldom seen since the antiwar movement of the 1970s. The outcry prompted the U.S. Department of Justice to launch a civil rights investigation, the governor to put the case in the hands of a special prosecutor and
Sanford’s police chief to temporarily step aside. Civil rights leaders — including the Rev. Jesse Jackson — members of Congress and celebrities descended on Central Florida and called for Zimmerman’s arrest. Sharpton, one of the sharpest critics, warned that the quaint lakeside city of 53,000 was on the verge of becoming known as the Birmingham or Selma of the 21st century. More than 2 million people signed an online petition urging Zimmerman’s arrest. During the long interval between the shooting and his arrest, Zimmerman remained silent and out of sight. A month after the shooting, however, one of his lawyers, Craig Sonner, and friend Joe Oliver, a public relations professional, made the rounds of cable and network news talk shows. They defended him, saying he was no racist but was a man fighting for is life against an attacker. The teenager broke Zimmerman’s nose and gashed open his head, they said, and Zimmerman fired one lethal shot in self-defense. Sonner and another attorney, Hal Uhrig, announced Tuesday that they had lost contact with him and, as a consequence, no longer represent him.
Baring it all for baseball
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An exhibitionist removes his pants while on the field during third inning play as the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
the food bank. The $12 each patron donates equals 64 meals the Huntington Area Food Bank is able to provide. Keyaira McCauley can be contacted at mccauley12@ marshall.edu.
A lot of people don’t realize that most of the work teachers do takes place outside of the actual school day.” >> KELLEY HOLDERBY
The typical structure of the school week would change less significantly than one might think. The students would attend school Monday through Thursday for slightly extended hours and the students would have to sacrifice some extra lunch and break time — but Fridays would be void of classes. In a study done by Richard Sagness and Stephanie Salzman of the Idaho four day school week, they found that the district saw a 1.6% reduction in total costs as well as an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from the students — better attention, more interest in school and better attendance. There are several benefits to the four-day school week, but there are also disadvantages. “One argument against
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it is that a lot of parents work five days a week and would have to arrange for child care,” Holderby said. “Another thought is that expanding the school day would leave less time for extracurricular activities like sports.” The same study found that, if implemented, the entire school system would need to be restructured due to contradictory policies from the five-day school week and the four-day school week, and this restructuring would take time. With energy becoming a bigger issue everyday with the rising cost of gasoline and electricity, schools are looking for other options to save money and in several states the solution is losing Friday classes. Hilary Freeman can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A LOCAL AFFAIR A SERIES ON HUNTINGTON BUSINESSES
Black Sheep Burrito and Brews offers a new twist on cuisine
BY JOANIE BORDERS THE PARTHENON
Offering locals a different outlook on classic foods since they opened in late August, Black Sheep Burrito and Brews is adding another interesting twist to their menu with the addition of sandwiches.
Patrick Guthrie, owner, and Jeremiah Bowen, executive chef, will be adding five new sandwiches, a new taco and a new salad to Blacksheep’s menu. “People like to assimilate tacos and burritos with Mexican food, but in an essence that is just a food delivery device,” Bowen said. “We want to break that mold and offer Huntington various flavor combinations that you don’t find everyday.” Already providing customers with a wide variety of options — from smoked duck and trout tacos to a brisket burrito, Bowen says two of the new items on the menu will
be Banh Mi and marinated chicken breast sandwiches. The Banh Mi sandwich includes a sesame soy marinated thin-sliced pork loin with an edamame puree, house pickled carrots, daikon relish with cilantro Dijon sauce on a telera bread, which is a cross between sourdough and focaccia bread. Bowen said the pork loin can also be substituted for tempura fried tofu. Another new item will be a marinated grilled chicken breast with a dried fig and smoked walnut goat cheese, thick sliced bacon, pulled greens and beef steak tomatoes
and the grilled steak torta with Gorgonzola horse radish sauce topped with lettuce, caramelized red onions and a cranberry balsamic reduction. Guthrie, also the owner of the V Club, said he has always been a foodie and wanted to see some new combinations come to Huntington. When the old Calamity Café building came available, Guthrie said he had to seize the opportunity. “It was one of those buildings that I just loved,” Guthrie said. “I want to bring a new spin on things and try to do something outside of the box.” See BLACK SHEEP I Page 5
Black Sheep’s new house seasoned steak Telera sandwich, is pictured here with Gorgonzola-Horseradish sauce, topped with field greens, tomato, caramelized red onion and Cranberry Balsamic reduction.
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MOUNTAIN STAGE TRIBUTES MARSHALL ARTISTS SERIES Local Charleston show coming to Keith-Albee April 29
BY KEYAIRA MCCAULEY THE PARTHENON
The Marshall Artists Series’ 75-year legacy receives a tribute from Mountain Stage at 7 p.m. April 29 at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. Mountain Stage, hosted by Larry Groce, is a twohour music radio show. Artists performing for Mountain Stage are Arlo Guthrie, Michael Cerveris, Paul Thorn and Delta Rae. Angela Jones, director of marketing and external affairs for the Marshall Artists Series, said the series has worked with Mountain Stage before, and it is a legend around the state. “We’re honored that Mountain Stage is doing a tribute for us, and the lineup speaks for itself,” Jones said. Actor and musician Michael Cerveris said this is an important show because it is supporting the Marshall Artists Series, which brings culture and music to Huntington. The first Marshall Artists Series event took place on Oct. 15, 1936 as a onetime celebration to honor the 100th anniversary of
Marshall College, and the series continues today. “As a kid, that (Marshall Artists Series) is how I got to see Broadway shows,” Cerveris said. “Who knows who
the next great artist from Huntington could be, and they might be inspired by the Marshall Artists Series.” Arlo Guthrie, musician, said he has been on
Mountain Stage a number of times over the years. “I’d say most of the students probably have no idea what to expect — as most of them probably have no
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idea who I am,” Guthrie said. “Frankly, I don’t treat students any differently than anyone else. I’m an equal opportunity abuser of audiences.”
According to the Marshall Artists Series website, Mountain Stage showcases diverse music, from traditional to modern. The radio show is produced by WV Public Broadcasting and distributed worldwide by National Public Radio. “I hope the audience will recognize how happy I am to be known as a ‘native son of Huntington’ and how happy I am to tell people from the big city that I’m from Huntington,” Cerveris said. “I never had that feeling of ‘I just have to get out of this state. I have always felt the Mountain State was my home.” Guthrie said he is happy to be able to do what he does, and he enjoys going from place to place, night after night. “It’s like the feeling you have that sometimes you just want to run away and join the circus — except in this case, we are the circus,” Guthrie said. “So there’s not much to do after doing this except settle down and pretend to be normal.” Keyaira McCauley can be contacted at mccauley12@ marshall.edu.