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Monday, April 11, 2011

Vol. 118, No. 124 | Athens, Georgia

Kappa Sigma alumni push to reinstate chapter ONLINE

By ADINA SOLOMON THE RED & BLACK Kappa Sigma alumni have filed an appeal to reinstate the University chapter of the fraternity after it was shut down by the fraternity’s national organization, according to documents obtained by The Red & Black. The hearing to determine the fate of Kappa Sigma at the

Documents University will be held before the fraternity’s Supreme Executive Committee on May 14, wrote Kappa Sigma Executive Director Mitchell Wilson in a Feb. 15 letter to University Dean of Students Bill McDonald. Wilson told The Red & Black

Tally high for student arrests

Friday he isn’t sure if the alumni will successfully ensure return the Beta Lambda chapter of Kappa Sigma to the University. The chapter was shut down Dec. 12, 2010, for violating portions of the fraternity’s Code of Conduct relating to hazing and alcohol and controlled substances. “Just depends on how the hearing goes,” Wilson said. “Until

the appeal is heard, we won’t be able to determine what the outcome will be.” Andrew Cunningham, the president of the former University chapter, was unavailable for comment. In a Jan. 28 letter, McDonald wrote to Wilson that he had interviewed six members of the fraternity to see if they had violated the University Code of

Conduct. “Unfortunately, we were unable to determine if there was a violation of our policies,” McDonald wrote. “While we cannot compel these students to be forthcoming, we believe more information is readily available that has not been previously shared with us.” See FRAT, Page 3


By TIFFANY STEVENS THE RED & BLACK More than 20 University students were arrested Friday and Saturday, according to Athens-Clarke County Police records and reports. Students arrested received charges such as public urination, obstruction of law enforcement officials and possession of fake ID. Seventeen students received underage possession of alcohol charges. Seven open-container charges were filed. A total of 40 misdemeanor charges were filed for the 21 arrested students during the weekend. Two federal charges were filed — one possession of a schedule I or II drug and one possession of cocaine. The student arrested and charged with possession of cocaine was urinating on the side of a business on Saturday evening, according to an ACC media release. David Lawrence Flake was approached by officers at about 6:45 p.m. while urinating on the side of a business on W. Hancock Avenue with another individual. After the ID provided by Flake was found to be false, police searched Flake and found a small clear bag with a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine in his pants pocket. He was charged with possession of cocaine, underage consumption of alcohol, urinating in public and use of false identification.

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S Cleo the Beagle high-fives Carley Reed, a religion major from Savannah, at Pups in the Park on the front lawn of Ramsey on Friday. The event raised about $800 for the Athens Area Humane Society and UGA HEROs.

Puppy ‘carnival’ aids Humane Society, HEROs By KRISTEN NIPPER FOR THE RED & BLACK Ramsey has officially gone to the dogs. Nearly 200 dogs and their human companions attended Pups in the Park Friday on the front lawn of Ramsey. The event, put on in a joint effort by an event-planning class in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies and UGA HEROs, raised about $800 for the Athens Area Humane Society and HEROs.

“We were amazed by the amount of people who showed up, especially considering the weather,” said Dana Cox, a sophomore from Douglasville, the special events coordinator for HEROs and a member of the eight-person class that put on the event. The carnival-esque event featured activities catered to the canine attendees. Doghuman teams competed for prizes, including handcrafted collars and obedience lessons. All dogs were given a free bag of treats, a bandanna and an opportunity to have a pic-

Sunday sales would hinge on local choices



SARAH LUNDGREN | The Red & Black

S In an attempt to raise global awareness, the International Street Festival hit downtown this weekend, representing about 14 nations and featuring dance performances and ethnic food.

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President Adams is attending the Faculty Recognition Banquet at the Georgia Center. Congratulations to everyone who will be recognized.

For Athens-Clarke County Mayor Nancy Denson, legalizing Sunday alcohol sales is simply a matter of choice. “I think it will be for Athens voters to decide whether or not they want to have Sunday alcohol sales in Athens,” Denson said. A bill in the state House of Representatives would allow local governments to legalize the Sunday sale of alcohol in grocery, package and convenience stores. The bill has passed in the Georgia Senate, but is still being debated in the House. Denson said if a pending alcohol sales bill passes the House, she would support bringing a referendum to allow ACC residents

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ture taken with Hairy Dawg. “It was a lot of fun,” said Louisiana Ricome, a senior from Athens. Ricome and her dog, Max, won second runner-up in the musical chair competition. Volunteers for the Humane Society distributed flyers emphasizing spaying and neutering pets as well as advocating adopting rather then buying from a breeder. “Having this event annually is something that we will definitely consider doing,” Cox said.

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to vote on the issue. If the House passes the bill to give control of Sunday sales to local governments, county commissioners would have to vote on whether to put forward a referendum. State Rep. Keith Heard (D-Athens), supports the bill on the principle of local choice. “I think it’s probably 50/50 right now,” Heard said. “Anything can hapDENSON pen at this point.” The regular legislative session ends April 16, but Heard said the bill could be brought up again during reapportionment if it doesn’t pass by that date.

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“It’s not really so much about my personal beliefs in this case,” he said. “But I do believe in local control and I think that the voters will make the best decision.” If the bill passes, it would still have a long road between Atlanta and Athens. “The governor hasn’t signed it yet,” Denson said. “I assume he will, but it would need to be held in conjunction with another election.” Gov. Nathan Deal has indicated he would sign the Sunday sales bill into law if it passes in the Georgia House, according to reports in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Denson said the referendum most likely wouldn’t see the See BILL, Page 2

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Court fees could hurt Athens community By LINDSEY COOK THE RED & BLACK In a county with one of the lowest per-capita income rates in the United States, defendants in criminal cases may be paying their wages to the local and state government through fees instead of to the power company or the grocery store. At the University, Russell Gabriel, director of the University’s criminal defense clinic, is questioning the effect of these fees on poor defendants in court cases in Athens-Clarke County. Although an attorney is provided for poor defendants in criminal cases, many other fees such as expensive phone calls from jail, transportation to and from court and paying a probation officer — about $400 per year — contribute to a person’s overall bill. Gabriel, in collaboration with professor Ed Risler of the University’s School of Social Work, is focusing on ACC Superior Court cases from 2008, calling and interviewing defendants to discover the effect of the fees on themselves, their families and their communities. GABRIEL “One of the questions is: ‘Who actually pays this?’� Gabriel said. He is finding that family members and friends of the individual pay a portion of the fees, crippling the person’s family and the members of their community. The money would likely have been used to pay for living expenses, such as groceries or the power bill, leading to uncomfortable trade-offs. “It would be used to support family members — even children — but ends up going to the court,� Gabriel said. Gabriel agrees with the legislature — the institutions and organizations funded through the fees, such as the Drug Abuse and Education fund or the DUI victims fund, are worthy causes and need to be funded in some way. However, he said these funds should be supported in a different manner — in a way that does not place an unneeded burden on poor defendants and their families and communities. “What is the value of fining people who are poor?� Gabriel said. “It transfers money out of an already poor community and into local and state gov-


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S Students make money by taking notes in class and selling their services to the Disability Resource Center, bookstores and note-taking websites.


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UĂŠ 1ĂŠ6ˆVĂŒÂˆÂ“ĂƒĂŠĂ•Â˜`ĂŠ Source: Court documents ernment.â€? The fees, fines and taxes are paid through the Probation Office via a payment plan. And if people don’t pay, they may go to jail for violating probation. That poses a problem for violators who have jobs they must go to every day. If a person is able to find work, missed days because of breach of probation may cause them to lose their jobs. This begins a cycle in which fees are left unpaid, work cannot be found and trips to jail are seemingly unavoidable. “Employers frown on missing work because you’re in jail,â€? Gabriel said. In Athens, where 70 to 80 percent of criminal court cases involve poor defendants, research into the court system is especially relevant. However, Gabriel is unable to predict the eventual effect of his research on the Athens community and these types of cases in general. Nevertheless, he said he hopes the research will cause judges to think twice about assigning fees and fines to poor defendants who may not be readily able to pay. “The hope would be that it might encourage judges to think about the impact of the financial portion of their sentence on the defendant’s family and community,â€? Gabriel said.



Websites and stores offer money for notes By MARY WALKER THE RED & BLACK Getting paid $80 for going to class and taking notes is not a bad gig. Students all over campus make money by taking notes for other students. Through programs such as Notehall or the Disability Resource Center students make hundreds of dollars by posting their notes for other students to see. Note takers for the Disability Resource Center make $80 per semester per class for the first student that uses their notes. Note takers are paid additional $40 for each additional student that uses their notes. “I started doing this freshman year,� said Zac Carson, a sophomore from Alpharetta, “I learned that you could get paid for taking notes. I take them anyway so it was a good way to make money.� Students can receive notes through student note takers registered with the University for a variety of disabilities including attention, manual dexterity, hearing and cognition, according to the Disability Resource Center. The Disability Resource Center suggests note takers simply email the students the notes on a regular basis. “We are told to email our notes to students within 24 hours,� said Melissa Morgan, a sophomore from Alpharetta. “But it really


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depends on your student. I really just try to get the notes to them as soon as possible.� But there are sources around campus where any student can purchase notes without having a disability or being on an athletic team. Websites such as Notehall and stores such as the Baxter Street Bookstore also allow students to make money for creating note packets and study guides. Students can register their notes on Notehall and earn $2 every time they sell a study guide and 50 cents for their lecture notes. Baxter Street Bookstore hires student note takers every semester to create the “Red Notes.� These are student-generated note packets students can buy at the store to prepare for their next exam. The requirements of the note takers are that they attend class every day, have a minimum grade point average of 3.4 and come in two or three times a week to type their notes on the computers at their main location. Student note takers for Baxter Street Bookstore are paid per test. They are paid $75 per test on average, and they receive 5 percent of all net sales. Student note takers have also found that there are benefits to being a note taker other than making money — they do better in class. “I definitely pay more attention in class because I am not just taking notes for me,� Morgan said. “It is easier to focus when you know that other people are counting on you.�

An unknown person impersonating a police officer attempted to steal $650 from a University student Friday, according to an Athens-Clarke County Police report. The student told police that a person claiming to be Sgt. Stevens from the “DUI Division� left her a message in reference to the student’s prior DUI. When the student called the person back, the person claimed that if she paid $650 for a DUI program they would remove the DUI from her record and would refund $500 following the classes, according to the report. The individual told the student to contact a Capt. Green with the DUI division. When the student’s mother called the number, her mother reached a voice mailbox that had not been set up. Police later confirmed that no such individuals worked with the ACC police and a DUI division did not exist. The incident is under further investigation. Thefts reported at Chi Phi fraternity Two thefts were reported at the Chi Phi fraternity house Thursday, according to University Police reports. One student reported on April 2 someone took his jacket and wallet while he slept on a downstairs couch in the Chi Phi house. The jacket and wallet were found in another part of the house, but the student reported two credit cards and $500 in cash were removed from the wallet. The student told police charges on each card had been made after the time of theft. A student also reported a separate theft occurred between March 29 and March 31, according to police logs. The student reported an iPad, watch and credit card taken. The total value of the theft was estimated at $901.


Documents Public intoxication leads to arrest A University student was arrested for disorderly conduct and public intoxication Saturday after reportedly starting several fights downtown, according to an AthensClarke County Police report. Police reported several people at the intersection of Clayton and Jackson Streets witnessed John Clyde Youngblood, 26, attempting to fight people at the Fahrenheit bar. One victim told police Youngblood started yelling and attempting to hit him “for no reason.� Police observed the two fighting each other after getting up from “rolling around in the road,� according to the report. Officers detained Youngblood in an alley, where he continued to curse and yell and began using racial slurs. Police reported Youngblood was intoxicated, said he had smoked marijuana earlier and seemed to be on another stimulant. He also “seemed almost uncontrollable and wanted to go to jail to be locked up,� according to the report. Youngblood was charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Student charged with underage possession A University student was charged with underage possession after officers observed him drinking outside of Arch Bar Saturday, according to an Athens-Clarke County Police report. Robert Gregory Ferrell, 20, was standing outside of Arch Bar drinking a beer when officers approached him, according to the report. He was charged with underage possession. Ferrell declined to comment Sunday afternoon. — Compiled by Tiffany Stevens

BILL: Hard to predict effects of sales ¢ From Page 1 ballot in Athens until the November 2012 election due to the costs associated with holding a special election. Though some state lobbyists say Sunday alcohol sales would add a significant revenue boost, Denson wasn’t sure the legalization would bring increased revenue to Athens. “It’s hard to say and it’s sort of a two-edged sword,â€? she said. Sales of on-premises alcohol at restaurants could decrease if off-premises sales at grocery stores and package stores are legalized. “I doubt that’s going to be a significant increase in revenue for the county, but for me it’s about individuals making choices and our community deciding,â€? Denson said. Some do not see the bill as problematic. Amy Sheffield, a junior political science major from Rome, said she was not opposed to legalizing Sunday sales. “Morally I’m not opposed to selling alcohol on Sunday,â€? she said. “Restaurants already do it, so why not?â€?

CORRECTIONS The Red & Black is committed to journalistic excellence and providing the most accurate news possible. Contact us if you see an error, and we will do our best to correct it. Editor-in-Chief: Mimi Ensley (706) 433-3027 Managing Editor: Rachel G. Bowers (706) 433-3026


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Univ. purchase helps homeless By DREW HOOKS THE RED & BLACK The homeless population in Athens will soon have a new resource facility. As of April 1, the University has given $7.9 million to the Athens Resource Center for the Homeless to be used for a new facility on Fourth Street. The University’s support of this project is a result of the transfer of the Navy Supply Corps School from the Department of Defense to the University. The Redevelopment Act of 2004 made it mandatory for closed military bases — the land and the buildings — be used for the homeless. The University made an agreement with the Land Redevelopment Authority to pay the cost of the land and buildings on the Navy School campus to a homeless program in exchange for receiving the Navy School campus. ARCH’s new facility will provide dental and medical care, mental and addiction counseling, job training and budgeting classes. It will also provide necessary supplies for personal needs such as hygiene kits, blankets, clothes and food. The development will also give the homeless a place to take showers, do laundry, use the Internet and use as a mailing address. In addition to these services, there will also be transitional housing for families with children and youth aging out of the foster care system. This plan is the result of a combination of the proposals to the Navy School’s Land Redevelopment Authority by Advantage Behavioral Health Systems, AIDS Athens, Athens Area Homeless Shelter, Interfaith Hospitality Network and the Athens-Oconee CASA Program. Mike and Melinda McPhearson, a homeless couple from New Orleans, said the center will provide relief for the homeless. “They need to have that,” Mike McPhearson said. “They should’ve thought of that eight years ago.” Melinda McPhearson said it will open up access to the resources available to the homeless since it has everything in one place. Right now, people have to travel all over town to get the resources they need. “It’s hard for the homeless to get transportation, especially if they don’t have money for bus fare,” she said. John Egan, a masters student majoring in sports management from Atlanta, and Robert Hodges, a junior management major from Dacula, who are members of the student-run homeless organization Athens PBJs, were excited and optimistic about the center. “It’s going to have a huge positive impact basically because of transportation,” Egan said. “Normally, those tasks which could take weeks will now take a day.” Hodges said the facility will have a tremendous effect because it addresses many of the basic needs of the homeless. “Knowing the needs the homeless people need and looking at what’s included, it appears that there will be very few things falling through the cracks,” he said.

FRAT: ‘Almost 200’ alumni unite on Facebook ¢ From Page 1 McDonald also wrote the University will maintain an “open investigation” until all the Kappa Sigma members and pledges during the time of the expulsion have graduated. Eric Atkinson, associate dean of students and the official spokesman for the Kappa Sigma investigation, was unavailable Friday to comment on if an investigation is still ongoing. The Beta Lambda chapter was asked to move out of its house on 160 River Road when the chapter closed, Atkinson told The Red & Black in January. The Kappa Sigma Housing Corporation will decide if and to whom the fraternity house will be sold, Wilson said. A Facebook page entitled “Save Kappa Sigma Beta Lambda” was created by fraternity alumni. Trey Reese, alumni chapter grand scribe, wrote in a March 24 note that the chapter was not yet ready for the hearing in Dallas. Reese wrote that the alumni need to direct people’s attention to their arguments. “While we have made some progress towards accomplishing what we need to, we have not developed the critical mass necessary to effect the change that we seek,” he wrote. Wilson said he is uncertain how many alumni filed the appeal. “Almost 200” alumni signed a letter expressing discontent with the expulsion, according to a note on the Facebook page. Wilson said the national Kappa Sigma will determine many details after the hearing takes place. “Several have said they support the appeal,” he said. “There’s not much else I can say until the appeal process is over.”

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S The former Navy Supply Corps School on Prince Avenue has passed into the hands of the University. It will now become the campus for the medical school partnership. Changes begin in June.

Campus project to begin in June By KATHRYN INGALL THE RED & BLACK Plans to renovate the former Navy Supply Corps School are in the process of finalization. Tim Burgess, senior vice president for finance and administration, said the first phase of renovations should begin by June. The University aims for the building to be completed in time for students to move in by the beginning of the school year. The first phase will be four buildings on the 58-acre site on Prince Avenue. The University began plans to convert the campus into a new medical facility in 2007 when it was announced the Navy school would move to Newport, R.I. The new facility will not only host the new medical school, but also departments from the College of Public Health. The College of Public Health is now scattered across campus and downtown Athens in multiple buildings.

“That’s been part of the problem,” Burgess said. “The college has grown so quickly, so fast, that they’ve literally had to go wherever there’s been space.” Burgess said the University has set aside $11.4 million to renovate the new property. The renovations are also needed to accommodate the size and needs of the medical college. Buildings scheduled for renovation in phase two should be finished by the summer of 2013, and phase three is planned to be finished the following summer. “A lot of it is reconfiguring buildings to accommodate more people or reconfiguring them to accommodate a different use, whether it’s a big classroom or lecture hall or a lab space,” Burgess said. The first class of 40 medical students began at the University in the fall of 2010 as part of a partnership with the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. The architect selected for the project is Cooper Carry, who also designed the Tate II expansion and the Miller Learning Center.

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Fantasy sports become reality M ajor League Baseball’s opening day had thousands of fans fantasizing. That’s because America’s pastime has gone digital. Buy me some peanuts and microchips. An estimated 30 million people participate every year in online fantasy sports, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association. I’m one of them — even if I get bored three weeks into the season. Forty years ago, fantasy baseball was limited to stat geeks who tracked scores manually and understood what OBP and VORP stood for. The arrival of the Internet attracted more casual gamers — from basement-bound slobs to some of the players themselves. Even the occasional female. After all, you can’t spell “fantasy” with out the “fans.” And although there may be no “I” in “team,” there are three “I”s in “Kevin Youkilis” — so feel free to get selfish. Because that’s what fantasy is about — self indulgence. It’s about pretending to be a big league general manager while making critical decisions based on the reliable “eeny-meenyminy-moe” system. Drafting players because of a funny name — e.g. Coco Crisp — and then cutting them without remorse when they disappoint. Feeling like you have power and influence without the slightest traces of either. Baseball translates well into cyberspace because of its heavy reliance on statistics. But it’s far from the only popular fantasy sport — soccer, hockey, golf, car racing, even cricket have crossed over into the realm of make-believe. In the case of professional football, fantasy will

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be all we have next season. With the National Football League shut down, pigskin maniacs may have to fill the void with well-known names and hypothetical numbers. Fantasy football could bridge the gap until actual athletes agree to start performing again. In fact, if fictional sports are enough, will the physical games atrophy into an unnecessary formality? Stop playing on fields and start focusing on the Web. As the sports world erodes under the weight of rising ticket prices, greedy owners, steroid accusations and poor officiating, fantasy leagues seem like an increasingly attractive alternative. Sports stars are notoriously unpredictable — slumps, injuries, arrests, reality show appearances. Ridding ourselves of these players would save us time, money and heartache. No more Brett Farve, Tiger Woods, Barry Bonds or Terrell Owens. Just the satisfaction of another perfect afternoon for Albert Pujols and the realization that he truly is a machine. Outside of athletics, these jocks have almost no marketable skills. When fantasy takes away their lucrative jobs, they’ll move back in with their parents and become addicted to World of Warcraft. Alex Rodriguez always wanted to be a centaur. Virtual realities just distract us from the real world — then try to replace it. — Robert Carnes is a senior from Dunwoody majoring in newspapers


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Don’t pay college athletes I disagree with Kelby Lamar’s column (“College athletes should get paid,” April 6). College athletes should not be paid for the sports they play. I acknowledge that the athletes work hard and sacrifice a lot of time to perform well for their respective schools, but in the end they should not earn a wage or bonuses for it. Isn’t a paid college education a nice trade for playing a sport? College athletics has already felt a lot of the corruption that is created when money is brought into question. There is no need to go and make it worse. The fact that money is kept out of college athletics is what makes it exciting. Many pro players spend their time arguing

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over their next million instead of playing for the love of the game. The competition loses much of the passion and pride when money is brought into the equation. There comes a time when it is more about the business than the athletic ability. WADE PUGH Junior, Savannah History

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t’s almost a luxury to be an athlete at a Division-I powerhouse. Being a standout in a topdollar program means attention — everywhere. On campus, in the media, on message boards, you name it. Depending on the sport and the culture of the region, college athletes have a tendency to get more attention than the pros. Take SEC football players, or Big East basketball players — we all know and love them. And there’s big money to be made when that attention is given. So much, Kelby Lamar wants to throw the athletes a dime as well (“College athletes should get paid,” April 6). Sure, paying college athletes could help alleviate the recent string of allegations involving players receiving improper benefits and making a profit off their stardom. But with it comes major downfalls that are sure to deter any athletic department. It’s easy to think athletic directors sit in their offices surrounded by money bags. Some of the largest and most impressive athletic facilities are on campuses. Take a look at Georgia’s new football headquarters — a $39.5 million investment. But the surprising truth is that most schools are barely breaking even just to entertain their fans. The NCAA reported last August that only 14 of the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision schools made a profit from athletics during the


2009 fiscal year. Of the 97 schools that participate in Division-I athletics without football, not a single one made money. There’s no doubting athletic programs have huge expenses. Facility maintenance, travel costs, equipment purchases — the list goes on. And someone has to sign the staff paychecks. Paying the athletes will just put these programs even further in the red. If one athlete gets paid, all of them have to — not just the spotlight-grabbers playing football and men’s basketball. Wait — there are teams other than football and men’s basketball? How would the members of those teams, who still receive scholarships, feel about a fellow athlete receiving extra benefits? The only solution is to pay all of them, and it wouldn’t be cheap. Otherwise, a world of lawsuits would ensue. I can’t see a manageable argument claiming a football player deserves a paycheck, and a sprinter or a volleyball player doesn’t. But if a university is one of the lucky ones to have pockets deep enough to try it (not that the

— Mitch Blomert is a sports writer for The Red & Black

Playboy cover not offensive for University


omebody call the wahmbulance. Playboy is infiltrating our campus and people are crying about it. The magazine held its annual search for its “Girls of the SEC” edition in Athens. The Red & Black’s cover story (“Sexy scholar: Senior strips down for Playboy shoot,” April 6) featuring an anonymous female student posing in her underwear, could not be overlooked by many. I wouldn’t equate seeing a half-naked coed on the cover of an independently run student newspaper to someone throwing battery acid in my eyes. But apparently, a woman covering no less of herself than a bathing suit would is offensive. If you’re in college and haven’t seen a pair of boobs or an ass yet, please grow up. If any of you have ever picked up a Playboy — which I doubt you have — you would know it is one of the few great literary magazines left in the country. Yeah, I read the articles. Sure, there are some topless women in it. But each issue features no more than three nude pictorials — usually the featured celebrity, the


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NCAA would ever allow it), they suddenly have a recruiting advantage over the ones that don’t. What high school prospects wouldn’t say yes to an all-expensepaid education, plus a few extra bucks in their wallet? Universities have already done enough to fund the lifestyles of their athletes. The athletes receive tuition, a room that beats the daylights out of a freshman dorm, a meal plan and the most important part — a chance to play their favorite sport competitively. And it’s all free. The rest of the student body still has to dig up the spare change for room and board, food, books and fees that come with attending college. It’s not fun, and it’s sometimes barely affordable. However, the luxury students do get over their athletic counterparts is the chance to watch their favorite college athletes compete and proudly represent the campus. Pay the players, and it’s not so much about the logo on the uniform anymore. It’s about the money in their pocket. If the athletes want to be paid, they can go pro. This stage of their lives isn’t about getting a check. It’s about competing well enough that someday they will.


CAITLIN WILSON Playmate centerfold and another photo editorial. The rest of the magazine is filled with essays by Nobel Prize-winning writers, interviews with icons such as former president Jimmy Carter, book and film reviews, investigative reporting on issues such as Mexican drug cartels and exclusive excerpts from much-anticipated books. Nowhere in the publication do the editors feature the female reproductive organ or pornographic sex acts. Playboy could be deemed PG-13 by modern standards. And I wonder where people got the idea that Playboy exploits women. The models that pose for the magazine are of legal age, sign a consent form and are aware of what they’re doing. They are no more treated like a piece of meat by Playboy readers than they would be at a University frat party. To our brave faceless model — you go girl. It takes self-esteem and confidence to pose for Playboy. If a woman can be comfortable in her




own skin in today’s world — where we’re never pretty or skinny enough — she deserves praise and respect. Instead, people wrote into The Red & Black — probably between church services — because they were so offended. They couldn’t simply look away and move on with their lives, but had to take time out of their days to complain. In her Letter to the Editor, Amanda Stephenson (“Offensive Playboy display,” April 8) doesn’t come off as offended, but homophobic. Stephenson wrote that as a heterosexual female, she doesn’t want to see images like that in her newspaper. Oh no! Don’t make her carry around a newspaper that features a half-nude woman on it — people may get the wrong idea. Well, as a heterosexual female and a subscriber to Playboy, let me say this — get over it. In his Letter to the Editor, Patrick Sanders argues the cover photo is bordering on illegal. Would so many people be offended if our model were wearing a bathing suit? Flip through the television channels tonight and tell me how many times

you see images far worse than the one pictured in The Red & Black. Playboy is a respected multi-million dollar franchise with its own casino, multiple reality television shows and contributed works from some of the most important people in history. It’s not some semenstained smut rag you find in a gas station men’s room. Even the former Editor in Chief is a woman. Once all you sourpusses out there step off your high horses, maybe you could pick up a copy and learn something. Perhaps you could have a subscription mailed to your ivory tower. Other publications feature photos of death, destruction and war, but those aren’t deemed offensive. Soon, you’ll find something else to complain about. You’ll move on with your lives. But once that offensive copy of The Red & Black run from the devil’s printing press stops branding the mark of the beast into your flesh — use it to dry those tears. You’ll be OK. — Caitlin Wilson is a junior from Conyers majoring in English





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Folktronic duo shrinking landfills By ELAINE KELCH THE RED & BLACK Ask Nick Zammuto what having kids changes about making music and he’ll be brief. “We do two-week tours instead of three-month tours,” he said. But ask him what making music changes about having kids and he can’t stop talking. “It’s a pretty quirky world anyway and having kids … it keeps me grounded,” he said. “I get to live vicariously through them, have the world be new again. It’s just great.” Zammuto is one-half of The Books — the other half being Paul de Jong — a folktronica duo begun in New York City about a decade ago. What The Books does is scavenge — for sound, for video and for art. “Our sound is, in its essence, access to a large amount of sound,” Zammuto said. “You can’t find what we want on the Internet, you can’t Google it. Actually, that’s our criteria for using it. We go to thrift shops a lot [looking for] VHS and old cassette tapes, stuff that would otherwise fill a landfill.” Once found, The Books layers sound upon sound, repeating words

THE BOOKS When: Tonight at 9 Where: New Earth Music Hall Price: $10 Also performing: Thick Paint and phrases against created pop rhythms and beats that have found fans on both sides of the Atlantic. “The music we make is part and parcel to American culture,” Zammuto said. “It’s rooted in American culture so when Americans see what we do they view it from the inside. Europeans see it from the outside, like, ‘Look at those crazy Americans,’ but Americans can think, ‘Oh, that’s my brother or sister.’” The Books is certainly not Girl Talk. Sure, the dependence — rather, focus — on samples may draw listeners to make the connection. But because The Books builds its library in the analog, the benefits of digital technology are a bit more practical. “The biggest change is that you don’t need to go into a recording studio, you can do it at home,”

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Zammuto said. “Hard drive space is the biggest thing to change. We keep a giant sample library and have it all in one place and so having the space is big.” The duo plays Athens for the first time tonight, and is admittedly “excited,” not intimidated. “We never know how the show is going to be until the show happens,” Zammuto said. “I’ve just stopped trying to guess.” So, what should concert-goers expect, since a sing-a-long is not likely? “A lot of bands will use video as an ambient backdrop really, but video has been a big part of how we present ourselves,” Zammuto said. “Video is the front man of the band. We’re not going to jump around like idiots, and you’ve got to se it to understand, but [the video] syncs in a really one-to-one way.” But is it lonely doing something that so few — if any — others do? “Everybody’s really lonely and music forks towards the center so much,” Zammuto said. “Our music attracts people who look for the out of the ordinary, who don’t fit in themselves. What we do is on the wild frontier in a lot of ways.”

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Tennis secures SEC title Dogs blank Gamecocks By NICK FOURIEZOS THE RED & BLACK

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S Senior Drake Bernstein filled the No. 3 spot in Georgia’s 7-0 win, as Manuel Diaz decided to rest Javier Garrapiz and Hernus Pieters.

After a string of three one-point victories, the No. 7 Bulldogs showed their ability to dominate with a 7-0 win over South Carolina. The victory assured Georgia its 26th regular season SEC championship and 33rd league title in all. “We’re excited — we just won ourselves a championship,” head coach Manuel Diaz said after clinching win. The win also put the team at 14 straight victories, a winning streak last achieved in 2008 — the last time Georgia won a national championship. “These guys have worked hard to achieve our No. 1 goal — that is, to win an SEC regular season championship,” Diaz said. “Our guys have gotten tougher in the difficult moments that define a competition. They’ve won a lot of close matches and

deserve to be SEC champions.” The Bulldogs (19-3, 10-0) started out strong by putting South Carolina (6-16, 1-9) behind on the doubles courts. Drake Bernstein and Wil Spencer combined to defeat Ivan Machado and Jake Bowling (8-3), and soon were followed by No. 37 Sadio Doumbia and Ignacio Taboada’s victory over Harry Menzies and Chris Sheehan (8-5). The match on court one came down to a tiebreaker, which Georgia’s combination of No. 11 Javier Garrapiz and Hernus Pieters won over Alexander Kostanov and Chip Cox, (10-8). The singles matches were heated early, but cooled down even as the temperature got worse. What started out as a pretty even affair quickly turned into a blowout, with five of the six Georgia players winning their first set. For the whole match, Georgia would cede only a single set to its South Carolina opponents. Diaz changed his usual lineup, taking out senior

starter Garrapiz and regular freshman starter Pieters in order to rest them for Friday’s match against No. 4 Tennessee, Georgia’s biggest rival. This put senior Bernstein at the threespot, where he defeated South Carolina’s Chip Cox in straight sets (6-4, 6-1). With a 2-0 lead, two freshmen who rarely get playing time were given the chance to shine. Campbell Johnson, playing at the five-spot in his 25th match of the season, showed some ability by beating Bowling quickly (6-3, 6-2). Garrett Brasseaux clinched the Bulldog victory and championship by beating Chris Sheehan (7-5, 6-3). The victories piled on after that, with No. 14 Spencer defeating Kostanov (6-2, 7-5) and No. 54 Doumbia overcoming Machado (7-5, 6-3). Taboada gave up his first set, but roared back to beat Menzies in dominating fashion (4-6, 6-0, 6-1). It was a recurring theme in a match that saw five Bulldogs win in straight sets.

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By CHRIS BRANDUS THE RED & BLACK ‘Rolling Papers’ by Wiz Khalifa The cohesiveness of Wiz Khalifa’s latest album lies in a few underlying themes: Khalifa loves weed, alcohol and having a good time. “Rolling Papers” is Khalifa’s major label debut on Atlantic Records, and everything about it is major. A laundry list of some of pop music’s hottest producers including Stargate — the Norwegian production team behind Katy Perry’s hit “Firework” — and Benny Blanco provide slick, radio-ready singles such as the smash hits “Black and Yellow” and “No Sleep.” The lyrics aren’t terribly deep — such as the line “Everything’s good ’til it goes bad” from “Fly Solo” — but that’s not what he’s about. Khalifa is more concerned with living it up “like it’s the weekend.” “Cameras” highlights the negatives of sudden fame, whereas “Rooftops” reflects on the positives, like getting into clubs where he “used to not be allowed in the building.” The Pittsburgh native is young and newly famous, and apart from guest appearances by Snoop Dogg, T-Pain and Juicy J on a remix of “Black and Yellow,” Khalifa makes a bold choice in not featuring any hefty names on any of the other tracks. He also opts to sing — with the help of a little auto-tune — the hook of every track on the album. The pop sheen on “Rolling Papers” may turn off a few fans, compared to Khalifa’s more obscure mixtape jams, but the general public sure seems to enjoy it — “Rolling Papers” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Albums chart and the first single, “Black and Yellow,” has already gone double platinum. — Cory Jasin

As the Bulldog track and field team closes in on the SEC Championships in May in Athens, it need not worry about competing on its home turf. Georgia capped off the Spec Towns National Team Invitational Saturday with 16 wins in a day “where everything came together,” head coach Wayne Norton said in a news release. Leading the pack were Torrin Lawrence, Saniel Atkinson and Colleen Felix, who all made new personal bests Saturday. Lawrence finished first in the 400meter dash with a time of 45.61 seconds, the fifth-fastest time in the NCAA this year. The 100-meter relay team of Lawrence, Phillip Adams, Jevon Maynard and Waymon Storey also finished first. Lawrence’s 400-meter relay team of Adams, Storey and Eric Mills just missed taking a victory. The junior has been injured for his previous two outdoor seasons but has made the most of 2011. “We had a good day of work,” Lawrence said. “We just need to keep working and go out there and prove ourselves.” Atkinson came out smiling Saturday after finally reaching 6 feet on her third attempt Saturday in the

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S Torrin Lawrence won the 400-meter dash Saturday, with a 45.61. Go online for a a photo gallery of the invitational. high jump. She is ranked third on the national performance list, and also recorded a personal best in the triple jump on Friday. “I had a great jump [Friday] and felt great,” Atkinson said. “It was great to get a personal record, and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.” The Bulldogs had momentum heading into Saturday from jumper Felix, who recorded 44-6 3/4 on Friday in the triple jump, which was the farthest distance thus far this year. Felix later went on to win the javelin on Saturday, who threw for 153-10, beating the second place finisher by 4 feet. Senior Caleb Vogt finished first in the 5k with a time of 15 minutes, 5.23 seconds. Vogt had been hurt at the beginning of this year and was not able to train until mid-March. Sophomore J.P. Hackney finished

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The Georgia football team’s annual spring G-Day game on Saturday will have a different feel this year. The teams will still be the same — the red and the black. But it will no longer pit the No. 1 offense and No. 2 defense against the No. 1 defense and No. 2 offense. Instead, Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt will select team captains after today’s practice, who will then draft their own teams to comprise Saturday’s game. “I’ve wanted to do this for years, but I’ve always let the assistant coaches talk me out of it,” Richt said. “This year I’m not going to let them. When you split the spring game — No. 1 offense and No. 2 defense on the same team, No. 1 defense and No. 2 offense on the other — it’s still offense versus defense in the minds of the coaches and in the minds of the players. But when you split the team, draft the teams, split the staff, there is no one unit. Then it becomes more of ‘the red versus the black.’ We’ve been competing pretty hard against each other the entire spring, and in the end I like us to be on the same team.” Richt, the selected captains and director of sports medicine Ron Courson will huddle up after practice to go over the depth chart and conduct the draft. The captains will start picking one position first, and will pick until every player at that position is selected before moving on to another unit.

And Richt said he is not worried about any players getting their feelings hurt because they were picked near the end. “They won’t know the order they get picked in,” he said. “They’ll just know the team they’re on.” Injuries not bothering Richt The Bulldogs have been battling the injury bug all spring, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Despite this issue, Richt was pleased none of the injuries are serious. “To my knowledge, there is nothing out there that is going to cause anybody their entire season or anything like that, so we’re thankful of that,” he said. “When you compete the way the way we’ve been competing and hit the way we’ve been hitting, there is going to be some of that. My goal this spring is to make sure we’re a physical football team and that we’re going to get after it every time we put the pads on and snap up our chin straps, and I’ve seen that. They have really competed well, practiced hard.” Tackle suffers another ACL tear Senior offensive tackle Trinton Sturdivant suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Saturday’s scrimmage, according to a release by Georgia Sports Communications. He previously had torn his ACL twice in his left knee in 2008 and 2009.

third. “I felt good out there,” Vogt said. “The windy weather was terrible for the race, but my teammates broke it for me. I was feeling good and just decided to take it in the last two laps.” Other first place finishes for the Bulldogs on Saturday were Brian Moore in the javelin, who threw a 240-6 for a new personal record, freshman Charlie Sparks in the steeplechase and Lucie Ondraschkova in the long jump. Stella Christoforou took first in the 800-meter run, Georgina Nembhard in the 200, Petr Novotny in the discus and Kat Majester in the pole vault. The Bulldogs travel to Auburn, Ala., this weekend to compete in the War Eagle Invitational. The SEC Outdoor Championships May 12 to 15 are in Athens.

Softball finishes weekend sweep by mercy rule By EDWARD KIM THE RED & BLACK The Georgia softball team swept another team this weekend. The Bulldogs were able to avoid baserunning mistakes. Kentucky kept making base-running mistakes. Georgia tallied a season-high 17 hits. And Kentucky was swept in Athens after a 9-1, six-inning Georgia win Sunday. Despite having at least one runner reach a base in every inning, Kentucky’s mishap on the bases gave the Georgia defense multiple occasions to help out starting pitcher Sarah McCloud (3-0). Georgia (35-6, 11-5) had some mistakes on the base pads itself, putting itself in potentially detrimental situations. But Kentucky (27-10, 11-6) just wasn’t able to convert the opportunities into outs. “Base-running is one of the most important things because a lot of the time the games are close,” junior Brittany Hubbard said. “It’s clutch to have clean base runner.” For the weekend, No. 2 Georgia was led offensively by junior Kristyn Sandberg. Sandberg reached base on seven straight plate appearances before lining out to third in her fast at bat on Sunday. In three games, Sandberg had six hits in seven atbats, seven RBIs and was hit by a pitch twice. “I’ve been working really hard in practice to just try to fix my mechanics,” Sandberg said, “seeing more pitches instead of jumping at the first one, and I think it has helped me to be patient at the plate and waiting for my pitch.” On Sunday, Kentucky cut an early 2-0 lead in half, but the Bulldogs managed to score one run in the fourth and fifth until they put the game away in the sixth.

SOFTBALL Georgia 9, Kentucky 1

April 11, 2011 Issue  
April 11, 2011 Issue  

April 11, 2011 Issue of The Red & Black