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Stores gearing up for textbook buyback By KATI BRASWELL The Red & Black Short on cash? Soon, students will begin gathering up their textbooks and hauling them into bookstores around town, hoping to earn a little extra money for post-finals celebrations. However, finding the right place to get that cash is important. Bookstores urge students to

sell back their books so the store can gain profit from fall sales and wholesale prices. Put simply, more books sold back means more business for the store. “We want to give money,” said Eric Harvey, Baxter Street Bookstore’s sales representative. Textbooks can be sold back year round, but according to the University Bookstore’s Web site, the best time to get the most value for books is during the

week of finals. Some stores base their buybacks on which books will be in demand in the coming semester using a quota system. Professors send out a list at the end of each semester to tell salesmen how many items the store should stock. The bookstore will then take books back until it reaches this quota. The most popular buyback items are math and science texts.

Deciding where to sell those overhighlighted hefty reads depends on personal convenience, finances and expectations. The University Bookstore offers a half-back guarantee on all appropriately labeled books. Other books are bought back based on a quota system. Prior to coming into the store, students can search any book price on the bookstore’s Web site.

Baxter Street Bookstore, Off Campus Bookstore and East Campus Bookstore also operate on a quota system, and according to Harvey, these stores buy back at the same price across the board. Students can check the prices through the stores’ texting service. By sending a book’s ISBN number to (706)206-4940, customers can find out the price. See TEXTS, Page 2

Teacher calls for finance classes By JULIA CARPENTER The Red & Black


▲ The men’s pro racers at Twilight 2010 battled through rain and flat tire issues to complete 80 laps around the one-kilometer course.

TREACHEROUS TWILIGHT Slippery streets bring a new intensity to the annual race By ASHLEY STRICKLAND The Red & Black

A wave of storms washed over the 31st annual Twilight Criterium on Saturday, but the slick pavement didn’t keep racers away from their events or deter the loyal crowds from gathering along the course. Friday night remained clear for the jazz festival and CompuTrainer Time Trial final. Saturday, from the start of the 5K at 8:30 a.m. to the end of the men’s pro race after 11 p.m., pouring rain, lightning and thunder were the backdrop for the main events. When the army men and women of the UGA ROTC program halted before the finish line to let 5K participants receive their times,

McCool takes second on beam at NCAAs By MICHAEL FITZPATRICK The Red & Black Georgia senior gymnast Courtney McCool’s illustrious career came to a close Saturday with a second-place finish on the balance beam at the individual event finals at the NCAA Gymnastics Championships in Gainesville, Fla. As the sixth of 10 competitors, her score of 9.8875 held up until the final competitor, LSU’s Susan Jackson, earned a 9.9625 to take the title. Stanford’s Carly Janiga, the ninth competitor, tied with McCool for second. “I wanted to go out there and make everything seem as simple as possible,” McCool said in a press release. “I wasn’t happy with the way I started out, but I finished strong. “It was a great experience to be here at nationals and compete on this level one last

time.” McCool also placed second on the balance beam last season, being edged by teammate Courtney Kupets. She added two more AllAmerican awards to her résumé — first team on the beam and second team on the floor exercise — bringing her career to an end with four AllAmerican honors. She won McCOOL the individual title on the floor exercise in 2008, when the Championships were held in Stegeman Coliseum. “I’m as proud of her as I can be,” Georgia head coach Jay Clark said in a release. “She was great for us all season long, and she was great again tonight. She’s one of

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the most special student-athletes we’ve ever had.” McCool missed out on qualifying for the floor finals by 0.025. Following the Gym Dogs’ 197.900-197.875 victory over UCLA on March 6, Clark called the Bruins “the best team in the nation.” Turned out he was right, as UCLA won its sixth team title and first since 2004. The Gym Dogs and Bruins have won each of the last eight national titles dating back to 2003. As for the teams that eliminated Georgia from postseason contention, neither Missouri nor Oregon State advanced to the Super-6. Oregon State finished in eighth place overall with a 196.050 while Missouri — the Columbia, Mo., Regional champions — finished in last place with a 194.600, a full point lower than 11th-place Arkansas.

a cloud of steam started to rise as the heat from their bodies cooled off in the persistent rain. Inclement weather kept many people away from the daytime happenings and some events were put to a halt as conditions worsened. To protect their instruments from the blowing rain, musicians performing in the Jazz Festival wrapped up early Saturday. The BMX jam was also forced to end two hours early when a thunderstorm started before the professional stunt riders showed off for the crowd. See RAIN, Page 6

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▲ The Arch changed colors Thursday as Physical Plant employees gave the historic symbol a makeover paint job.

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For students without much of a background in finance, swiping a credit card can be perilous. At least that’s what Diann Moorman, a professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, thinks. “It’s like swimming without lessons,” she said. Moorman teaches an introductory course to personal finance to help students make better decisions with their plastic. “If high school students with limited access to financial products can improve their behavior with education, then imagine what a college-level course can do,” she said. “College students have more products available and need to know more.” Yet completion of a personal finance course is not a University graduation requirement. According to the National Council on Economic Education, in 2007, 40 states had personal finance standards for their university-level students. Seven states required students to take a personal financial management course, and nine tested personal finance knowledge in their students. Georgia was not among the states mandating a designated level of financial literacy. Moorman points to other state institutions’ progress as evidence of the need for such a requirement at the University. “We could make the course a test-out course,” she said. “We are more affluent now. Therefore, the need is now.” Rodney Parks, the University associate registrar, said budget problems are keeping the idea of a mandated personal finance course on the back burner. “I certainly don’t disagree that a course like that would be helpful for all students, but as a mandatory course you understand that that would be quite an expense to the University to mandate a course like that,” he said. Moorman said low financial literacy in students can lead to financial missteps such as paying more for fees, interest rates or credit card percentage rates. All these problems have led to the Wall Street economic crisis, she said, See FINANCE, Page 3

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CRIME NOTEBOOK Underage possession arrests raise fake ID questions Athens-Clarke County Police now have the name and phone number of an individual who may have sold a fake ID to a University student. University student Perri Rose Sperling, 19, and visitor Kara Elizabeth Rice, 19, were arrested and charged with underage possession of alcohol and open container at 11:25 p.m. on April 24, according to the report. Although the report states “both females had been drinking downtown and had fake IDs on their person,” neither was charged with a possession of fake ID. “He asked us where we got our fake IDs,” Rice told The Red & Black on Sunday, speaking about a police officer. She went on to explain how the officer questioned her and Sperling as they sat on stools in the jail. “He said since [Sperling’s] first name was on her ID, he would charge her with a felony if she didn’t say who made it,” Rice said. “They never told us our rights. They

did not tell me I didn’t have to answer their questions.” The report does not mention this questioning. “Perri’s ID was given to her by a guy named James,” the report reads. “She stated she paid $50 for the ID.” The phone number and first name provided match the information of a University student. The arrests were made after an officer reportedly observed Sperling and Rice drinking beers on the sidewalk in front of Doc Chey’s. “We stopped on the corner and had beers in our hands,” Rice said. “Dumb, but we thought since it was Twilight it would be okay.” Brothers cause downtown commotion University student Stephen D. Fitzner, 27, was arrested and charged with battery and disorderly conduct at 1:15 a.m. on April 25 after he reportedly punched an employee of The Winery in the face, according to the AthensClarke County Police report. Police responded to a fight at The Winery and


Police Documents observed Fitzner “being loud and boisterous and confrontational with patrons” in front of the bar. The arresting officer then reported seeing an employee bleeding heavily from his mouth. When police began questioning Stephen Fitzner, he told them the employee had thrown his brother, University student Andrew Scott Fitzner, 23, out of the bar. According to the report, Stephen Fitzner said he didn’t like the way the employee had grabbed his brother. When police spoke to witnesses, they were reportedly told the brothers were starting trouble inside. When the employee removed Andrew Fitzner from the bar, Stephen Fitzner “snuck up” and “sucker” punched him in the face. The employee’s injuries, including a deep cut on his upper lip, were treated by EMS. — Compiled by Jacob Demmitt

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finance: ‘Life course’ could help ➤ From Page 1 and they are born of ignorance. Parks said students can take finance courses in the Terry College of Business, the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and the College of Agriculture. “Those three schools specifically have classes that kind of fit that range,” he said. “They would be required for some majors, but they do a good job of also recruiting students to take some of their courses because it can build on the interest of actually pursuing a degree in that college.” Teri Hanna, the Athens Library Money Matters coordinator, has initiated a series of lectures on personal finance

through the county’s public libraries. “We know knowledge in any aspect of life is going to help us make better, wiser decisions,” she said. “So financial literacy is just the same way. The better understanding people have, the better choices they make.” Parks did mention a University Council proposal may soon require a “life course,” or a class designed to help students better navigate real world living. “But there was a lot of discussion about, ‘How do we pay for this given the budget cuts? How do we force students to take it?’” Parks said. “That type of thing. I know there was some skepticism, some extensive review of that process with that type of course.”

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▲ The Alpha Gamma Delta house now sits in a local historic site. The designation requires the protection of the house’s historic structure.

Milledge now historic site, more parking for Greeks By DALLAS DUNCAN The Red & Black South Milledge Avenue has been saved by the Greeks. Thanks to fraternities and sororities living in historic homes in the area, Athens-Clarke County was able to make the street a local historic site and ensure protection of Milledge’s historic facade for years to come. “South Milledge Avenue has been on the national registry for many, many years, but it’s an honorary title,” said Kathy Hoard, administrative manager in the office of the Vice President of Public Service and Outreach. “Local designation provides much more protection for structures.” Hoard, who also serves as the district seven commissioner for AthensClarke County, asked to be appointed to the committee that created the legislation because she found the topic interesting. She said buildings older than 50 years, roughly onethird of which are owned by University Greek organizations, were designated as historic. Pat Allen, administrative director for government relations, said all fraternity and sorority houses from Broad Street to Lumpkin Street at Five Points are affected by the legislation. Even the structures not considered his-

toric, which are referred to as “not contributing,” will be protected. He said one of the big pluses to being part of the historic district is the tax advantage. “If a fraternity or sorority wanted to make a big addition to the house, they can appeal to have their tax assessment frozen at the current rate for 10 years,” he said. Allen listed 16 Greek organizations that are in houses now considered historic, including Alpha Gamma Delta and Phi Mu. Though the historic designation affects all older buildings in the area, the commission passed a second, unrelated ordinance which affects only the Greek organizations. The Milledge Avenue Corridor Special District Overlay, which took effect April 8, intends to control the “visual and architectural character” of the existing buildings on South Milledge, and “ensure that new development is visually compatible with the existing historic character of Milledge Avenue.” “I helped kick this off,” Allen said. “To my recollection, every single Greek organization involved had a representative present.” The ordinance allows fraternities and sororities to contract with nearby businesses to provide additional parking for their members during evening meetings and events.

Originally, the organizations were limited to parking within 200 feet of the houses, but the overlay extends the distance to parking within 1,000 feet. The ordinance also requires Greek groups to provide bicycle racks and include trees and other greenery in their landscaping. In addition, the groups will have less stringent requirements when doing some renovations. Allen said until the overlay was passed, Greek organizations had to get renovations approved by the entire commission because they were classified as “special use” groups. Now, unless the renovations cover more than 40 percent of the building or a new group is moving into private property on Milledge, organizations only have to get approval from certain committees on the commission. Historic houses, however, still face restrictions. “They will still be required to fulfill the historic guidelines,” Hoard said. She said Greek organizations have been involved from the beginning. “We understand that the Greek community is a vital part of that corridor,” she said. “Many of these houses are over 100 years old and wouldn’t have been maintained if they hadn’t been occupied by Greek organizations.”

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University provides clear pension plans Professor Diane Samdahl offered a viewpoint in a recent letter (“University pension plans not equal for all,” April 23) that the TRS and ORP retirement plans have inequities that are unfair to certain participants. Let me point out that her letter could also be read to say “some professors (or employees) are not astute enough to make financial decisions they wish to honor.” Participants are fully informed of the terms of the plans up front. Their choice is just that: a choice. The plans are not inherently faulty if a participant made a decision he or she later wishes they had not made. The plans may not be flexible, but their differences are clearly defined. Tim bartholow Athens Retired, Director of Performing Arts

Unpaid internships favor the wealthy Drew Kann’s article (“Unpaid intern trend hurts job market,” April 19) is the only time I have ever seen anyone discuss the obvious favoritism employers give to economically-advantaged college students when they scour resumes for “real world” experience relating to a particular job opening. To myself and many others, the “real world” was having to work 30+ hours a week to support ourselves. Not to mention the depressing amounts of student loans needed to get through school. Also, there is an academic disadvantage when your time to study is far more limited than your classmates whose affluent parents prefer that they focus on school rather than jobs during the semester. To see this addressed by anyone, particularly a successful student writer at The Red & Black, makes me very happy. lauren clayton Alumna Deer Park, NY Mass media studies

Football players not ‘ungrateful’ In response to the April 21 column, “Athletes disregard privileged position,” Bailey Keiger seems to show what can only be called one-sided ignorance. First of all, it is true that some University athletes have strayed from the guidelines set before them. Does this mean that they are ungrateful for the privileges bestowed on them? I highly doubt it. These athletes are human like everyone else, and as we saw this week with the Mettenberger situation, one mistake can alter a person’s future forever. Did he set out to defy his leader’s orders? I think not. Everything these athletes do is scrutinized by the public and the media. We don’t hear about it when the wealthy kids whose parents take care of all their expenses make a mistake and get in trouble. So these kids must be ungrateful for their privileges too, right? Lastly, to label an entire student group such as athletes — and more specifi-

cally football players — as ungrateful troublemakers ignores the fact that the vast majority of them are outstanding students, citizens and leaders on the field and in the community and are grateful for every opportunity they have been given at UGA. For this reason, my hope is that students read the aforementioned column and future columns with a critical eye. Raymond fulcher Graduate student, Harlem Education

No surprise football player in trouble It comes as no surprise to this reader that another UGA football player (Zach Mettenberger) has been arrested. The only positive from this new situation would be that at least UGA players are avoiding serious felonies, such as murder and rape. Oh, here’s another positive: walk-on punter, so who cares. However, with this program’s lack of on-field and off-field discipline, who knows what will happen in the future. To those that say it is only public intoxication, I say that is the exact problem of why this team is a second-tier program. Is it so difficult to know right from wrong? If you can’t follow rules off the field, then I can see why you can’t follow assignments on the field. If you want to say that being a student is all about partying and getting drunk in public, then don’t take a high-profile position such as football player in the SEC. Just be a student, then party all you want. You can’t have it both ways. This program is all about the status quo. Nothing ever changes. Every day is another chance to check the police blotter. I don’t buy into this crap about this is society now because I don’t care what happens at Oregon, Florida or wherever. I care about what happens at UGA. Win with class, lose with class — class on and off the field. There are a lot of programs that don’t have constant arrests — why can’t UGA? THOMAS CANDETO Junior, Covington Business management

Stories of athletes with honor needed In response to Bailey Keiger’s post “Athletes disregard privileged position,” I would just like to say well done. Bailey’s story was fair and balanced, but the media needs to go back to finding these fellow “Rudys” who do the right things just for the sake of honor and heart, and tell their stories instead of always focusing on the next high-profile star-wannabe that falls from the throne! I fear there is a callous heart growing in the public perception of what a true “amateur” athlete is today. Most folks see these players as “junior pros” focused on the next level rather than true student athletes. Chris shupe Alumnus, Athens

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he most American of sports acted in a very un-American fashion on April 21. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell laid a suspension on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a Milledgeville nightclub on March 5. Pardon me, Herr Goodell, but I’d like to remind you of this concept called “innocent until proven guilty.” It probably seems inconsequential to you, but the American legal system actually places quite a bit of weight on it. I realize it was cool back in 2000 when World Wrestling Federation superstar Stone Cold Steve Austin instituted a “guilty until proven innocent” policy to find out who ran him over with a car about nine months prior, but this is real life. (Yes, wrestling is fake. If you didn’t hear it from me, it would’ve been someone else.) In real life, we only punish people when there is sufficient evidence of a punishable offense. Ocmulgee Circuit District Attorney Fred Bright admitted, “looking at all the evidence here, we don’t even have probable cause,” in an April 12 press conference. Perhaps most significant was the fact that the emergency room doctor who treated Roethlisberger’s accuser after the incident could not definitively state whether the “superficial laceration and bruising” on the woman’s genital area was a result of assault. Additionally, there was no semen, and the male DNA found was insufficient to create a profile or establish that an assault had occurred. Being unable to win a case is the same as losing a case in my book, so Roethlisberger certainly appears innocent to me. The problem is that there are so many unanswered questions, which

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allow for too many wildly disparate possible scenarios. I’m not asserting that any one is what happened. The point is that we can’t discount any of them due to want of further evidence. The NFL and the public should’ve considered all possibilities before making any proclamations about Roethlisberger’s innocence or guilt. For instance, most people who have turned against Roethlisberger will point to the fact that Bright consistently referred to Roethlisberger’s accuser as a “victim,” which suggests that Bright believes Roethlisberger is guilty. What a novel concept. A district attorney is perhaps trying to bolster his public image by selling the idea that the accused is a scumbag and that the helpless citizens need some mighty hero — let’s say, oh, I don’t know, a district attorney — to swoop in and save the day? Would this really come as a surprise to anyone? Bright is a government official who isn’t immune to the pressures of the wicked game of politics. A cleverly constructed word, politics. “Poli“ means “many,” and “tics” means “little bloodsucking creatures who sustain their own life by exploiting others.” I only have to point you four years in the past to find a cautionary tale of a DA who was willing to recklessly ruin the lives of innocent men. Mike Nifong was Durham County DA in March of 2006 (emphasis on “was”). He attempted to prosecute three members of the Duke University men’s lacrosse team after an exotic dancer accused

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s a single college student, how ever do I make it through the day? In his April 23 column (“Serious relationships provide comfort”), Michael Prochaska claimed that “college kids need something sturdy amidst the chaos of our struggle to transition in the real world,” and said that something is a relationship with someone of the opposite sex. Not until I read his words did I realize that my network of friends, family and whoever is serving my drinks at the bar just isn’t enough to keep me steady. I need a relationship to hold me on course as I hurtle toward the real world. Not. I’m happy Prochaska has found his true love, and I wish him well in his relationship. Really, I do. I’m not a bitter single girl who gets drunk on Friday then clings to the closest polo shirt to make it through the night. Rather, I abhor the idea that being without a romantic relationship puts me at a disadvantage to handle my life. Prochaska, who bemoaned the “minefield of potential disaster” that is a first date, doesn’t seem to realize not everyone is looking to

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them of raping her. As the case progressed, Nifong was found to be as inept as Ray Charles trying to play “Where’s Waldo?” Attorney General Roy Cooper took over the case in January 2007 and declared the three lacrosse players innocent in April. And let’s not forget that Roethlisberger’s accuser may have had ulterior motives of her own. The climate of the NFL is such that if a woman utters “rape” within five syllables of a player’s name, said player is likely to face substantial punishment. Is it unfathomable that this woman realized that she could do monumental damage to this high-profile person with a simple accusation and sought to capitalize on her position of power? Or maybe the situation was more benign. Reports of the incident mention consumption of large quantities of alcohol. Perhaps some bad decisions were made under the influence, decisions that Roethlisberger’s accuser came to regret, so she spun to story to convince both herself and others that she was the victim. What if the woman was so heavily intoxicated that she was unable to clearly state that she didn’t want to have sex? What if Roethlisberger’s accuser suffered from a mental disorder which could have prevented her from perceiving the circumstances clearly? Again, I’m making no claims that any one of these scenarios is the truth. We just don’t know. What we do know is that, as Bright conceded, “the overall circumstances do not lead to a viable prosecution,” and this is the only fact the NFL should’ve based its decision on.

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Paige Bowman leave college with a soulmate. Some people like “dating”, “hooking up” and “hanging out” — whatever any of that means. I already have enough hassle and too little time in my life without adding a boyfriend whom I must know better than I know myself and about whom I must think every minute of the day, as Prochaska and his girlfriend apparently do. Somehow I don’t think his way makes for a productive last week of classes. Prochaska stated that many college students fear commitment. Let me tell you right now — I suffer no such disease. I’ve been in a number of deeply-committed relationships over the past few years — if you count as relationships the weeks I spend putting off schoolwork to watch TV shows on Netflix Instant. There have been good relationships (“Doctor Who”), so-so relationships (BBC’s “Robin Hood”) and

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bad ones (a Luke Perry show whose name I don’t remember, so thanks for nothing on that one). They’re not your usual romantic relationships, but I always put all of myself into those endeavors. I understand that Mr. Prochaska finds comfort in his relationship as he listens to his love breathe through the phone from hundreds of miles away, and good for him. I find it in other places — like loving but nagging phone calls from my mother, weekly recaps of “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” with my sister and spontaneous runs to Dairy Queen with friends for buyone-get-one-for-25-cents Blizzards. The (few) accomplishments of my life are not made important by sharing them with a significant other. Of course I appreciate recognition from family and friends — even the odd professor. But at the end of the day, I look for validation and comfort in one place only: myself. Well, myself, my couch and my progress through season two of “Prison Break.” — Paige Bowman is a senior from Duluth majoring in magazines and film studies

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Alumnus finds soul in kicks By TYRONE RIVERS The Red & Black A busy life of work can be distracting. The independent film “Sneakers and Soul,” co-written by alumnus Marty Buccafusco, shines a spotlight on the bonds that matter most in life. “You can’t make it alone in this world; you really need the people around you,” said Buccafusco, who majored in telecommunications at the University. “Whether you’re the most gung-ho, determined person, or just want to fly by the seat of your pants, you’ll be so much stronger when you have those people to support you.” Now showing in film festivals throughout the country, “Sneakers and Soul” follows the apathetic and burned-out New Jersey lawyer Johnny-boy Bailey (Billy Fenderson). Bailey has a close relationship with his father, who leaves him a pair of blue sneakers and key to

a peculiar apartment in New York City after his death. With his inheritance, Bailey is inspired to follow in his father’s adventurous footsteps and discover new direction in his life. “The story is made up of the heroic images of Jon’s [Zelenak, director, producer, co-writer, editor] grandfather and my father. His grandfather passed two months after shooting, in 2008. We finished the movie in the summer of 2009,” Buccafusco said. “My father passed in March 2009. [Fortunately, my father was able] to share in the first success of the movie, as we got it to film festival. We used those tragedies to do something great.” With his best friend Ace Cooper, played by SJ Hannah, Bailey decides to walk to this apartment in New York from his home in New Jersey. With this simple premise, “Sneakers and Soul” was able to be self-financed by its writers

and producers. The budget for the film was a meager $60,000, compared to the normal $300,000 to $600,000 spent on some indie films. “In the end, our goal was to make film that looks like it cost $500,000 to $5 million,” Buccafusco said. “We want to show that you don’t need that kind of money to make a movie with heart and soul.” Buccafusco said he still uses many of the tricks he was taught by University professors like Nate Kohn and David Hazinski to help him make his film look professional — without the big studio price tag. The process it took to create the film strengthened the connections amongst the producers, cast and crew members. Everyone stayed in Zelenak’s parents’ four-bedroom home in Cape May, New Jersey. “Bonding with SJ through Jonathan’s little ‘social experiment’ helped me find something

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▲ In ‘Sneakers and Soul,’ Johnny-boy Bailey is left with sneakers and a mysterious key after his father’s death. sincere in my relationship with SJ. I don’t think I would have been able to find that any other way,” Fenderson said. Living like artistic paupers developed everyone’s trust in each other.

“This movie is about relationship, friendships and the power of the human spirit,” Buccafusco said. “You can tell a story of personal triumph without spending wads of cash. I think that makes your movie a lot more honest.”

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“The Losers” Movies derived from the world of comic books don’t have it easy. A balance must be found between serving fans of the original series and also creating a movie that won’t leave those unfamiliar with the comic completely baffled. “The Losers” is based on a comic book, but doesn’t feel the need to constantly remind you of that fact ­— the focus is placed squarely where it should be, creating an engaging action movie with plenty of fun. The story is about as straightforward as it gets. A five-man military unit is sent into the jungles of Bolivia to take down a drug lord, though complications arise in the form of a busload of children who are being used as drug mules. The soldiers, led by Colonel Clay (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), are forced to improvise a new plan to save the children and eliminate the drug lord before a missile strike levels the area. Things are bleak until the mysterious Aisha (Zoe Saldana) shows up. Clay and his men are reluctant to trust her, but are eventually persuaded to sneak back into the U.S. and hunt down their mutual foe. All of this plot development is neatly delivered in the first few minutes, leaving the rest of the movie wide open for the jokes and explosions that are the true focus of “The Losers.” The action jumps around the globe, from Mexico to Dubai. There’s even a brief scene on a giant satellite dish for those of us with fond memories of the James Bond movie “Goldeneye.” The standard action movie ingredients are all here: plenty of big guns, fast cars and beautiful girls. “The Losers” has more than enough fresh twists to keep the movie from becoming a tired repeat, however. The fight scenes have plenty of new material: the characters gleefully hide in coffins, impersonate delivery men and even manage to take out an airplane with a motorcycle. There are plenty of subtle homages to classics of the genre, and this may be the only place outside of a MacGyver rerun where you’ll see a rocket launcher made from a plastic pipe and duct tape. The main characters all have their moments, but Chris Evans is by far the most entertaining of the five. Evans, known for playing Johnny Storm in “Fantastic Four,” returns to the world of comic-inspired movies as Jensen, a wisecracking communica-

tions officer with an unhealthy obsession with his niece’s soccer team and a complete inability to talk to women. Fortunately, director Sylvain White doesn’t overuse Evans, who manages to keep the jokes coming without becoming too obnoxious. Pitted against the lovable Losers is Jason Patric as the immaculatelydressed government spook Max. “The Losers” doesn’t bother burdening Max with any moral ambiguity; he’s the kind of guy who blows up islands and murders innocent people for holding his umbrella the wrong way, all while mysteriously wearing a variety of gloves on one hand. Patric does a wonderful job making Max easy to hate, keeping the same contented smile on his face while abusing his

faithful henchmen and plotting another world war. The only major drawback here is the PG-13 rating, as “The Losers” is fairly tame in the blood and gore department. The body count is still impressive, though, as the Losers have to blast through an army of faceless goons to stop Max’s evil scheme. Verdict: “The Losers” manages the rare feat of wedding comic book extravagance with the gritty toughness of a classic action movie. There’s enough clever humor to keep things fun, and this could be the only action movie in history where Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” plays a prominent role in the action. — Blake Peters for The Red & Black

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Murray prepared for starter’s workload ON THE WEB

By NICK PARKER The Red & Black The congratulations started to pour in for Aaron Murray after Thursday’s release of the post-spring depth chart, which had him entrenched as No. 1 at quarterback. But for Murray, the announcement was just another step in his path to fulfill his dream of becoming the starting quarterback at Georgia, and means a lot of work awaits him. “I’ve talked to my family and they had the same feelings that I had — it’s just one step,” Murray said in a Friday teleconference. “It’s not a done deal, so keep working. I’m No. 1 after spring, I’m not No. 1 for the season — I still have a lot of work to do. But they’re just excited for me that I’m doing well right now.” Murray actually found out the news a week prior during his spring exit meeting with offensive coordinator Mike Bobo. But the redshirt freshman said the talk centered more around offseason plans in preparation for the

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fall because Murray, as the No. 1 quarterback, will be in charge of organizing the team’s voluntary workouts throughout the summer. As only a redshirt freshman leading a veteran offense returning 10 starters, Murray will also be looking to impress the veterans this summer. His plan? Hard work. “I just got to prove to those guys that I’m willing to go out there and work my butt off each day,” Murray said. “Go in there, watch the extra film, do the extra drills and prove to them that even though I’m young, I’m willing to work hard and make sure I know everything. And I’m not going to let them down when the season comes.” After a G-Day performance to forget, Murray admits he was probably “a little too jacked-up” for his chance to audition in front of the Georgia faithful in Sanford Stadium and was

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“thankful that it wasn’t the regular season.” The dismissal of Zach Mettenberger just a week after G-Day cleared competition out for Murray, but was by no means welcomed by him. “When I got the news, I was definitely upset for [Zach], because he’s really busted his butt this offseason making sure he improved on his fundamentals, and things coach Bobo really wanted him to work on,” Murray said. The dismissal of Mettenberger emphasizes a larger issue for Murray: the scrutiny and attention that comes with being the Georgia quarterback — a situation he knows he has to be aware of and careful about. “I think, as a UGA athlete, you definitely always have to be careful about how you act in public and when you’re around people because everyone around campus knows who you are, people around the state know who you are,” Murray said. “It’s something that comes with the territory.”


▲ As Georgia’s No. 1 quarterback on the post-spring depth chart, Aaron Murray (11) is responsible for planning summer workouts.



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8 | Monday, April 26, 2010 | The Red & Black

Men’s tennis knocked out of SEC Tourney

Diamond Dogs drop doubleheader By DREW KANN The Red & Black The Diamond Dogs’ bid to avoid being swept at home by an SEC foe for the second time this season was foiled Sunday afternoon by untimely walks, as the No. 10 South Carolina Gamecocks took a doubleheader from the Bulldogs 5-0 and 8-7 at Foley Field. “You think you’re getting over the hump, they tease you a little bit, and then they just break down and can’t handle it,” said Georgia head coach David Perno. “It’s tough.” Because of SEC rules, Sunday’s pair of games were shortened to seven innings after Saturday’s contest was postponed due to rain. In game one, the Gamecocks (32-8, 14-4 SEC) took an early 1-0 lead in the second on a solo home run to left by third baseman Adrian Morales. South Carolina made it 2-0 in the fourth thanks to some sloppy defensive play by the Bulldogs. Gamecock pinch runner Robert Beary stole second, but an attempt by Georgia catcher Christian Glisson to gun down Beary was off the mark, as the ball ricocheted off the glove of second baseman Kyle Farmer into left field, allowing Beary

to reach third. “When you make four errors in two games and three of them come from the catchers throwing the ball into center field, that’s embarrassing this late in the year,” Perno said. Gamecocks’ starter Sam Dyson was practically unhittable in pitching his third career complete game, as the right-hander gave up just three hits on the afternoon to the sluggish Bulldog bats and struck out five. Justin Earls was replaced by Cooper Moseley, who struggled to find the strike zone Sunday, as the freshman hit the first batter he faced and walked two others to load the bases. Gamecock shortstop Bobby Haney capitalized, sending a single to left field that scored two to bring the final tally to 5-0. In game two, Georgia starting pitcher Michael Palazzone surrendered singles to the first three Gamecock batters he faced. Palazzone was yanked after just 1.1 innings of work, during which he allowed five earned runs on seven hits. The Bulldogs (12-28, 3-15 SEC) refused to lie down for the Gamecocks, however, battling their way back into the contest with consecutive tworun innings in the second and

By LISA GLASER The Red & Black


▲ Justin Earls was one of eight pitchers who took the mound in game two of Sunday’s doubleheader. third to cut the South Carolina lead to 5-4. After the Gamecocks’ three-run fourth inning, Georgia catcher Brett DeLoach responded in a big way, crushing a 3-2 pitch from the Gamecock pitcher Matt Price to straight away center field for a game-tying, threerun home run. “It got us back into it, but we had our chance in the last inning, I know I had a chance again to try and make something happen and I didn’t,”

DeLoach said. “I take responsibility for that.” Just when it looked like the Bulldogs might complete the come-from-behind win, a leadoff walk by Cooper Moseley in the seventh and a subsequent run-scoring double by Bradley Jr. handed the Gamecocks the 8-7 advantage. Georgia failed to answer in the seventh after loading the bases, as DeLoach struck out and freshman Zach Taylor popped up to give the Gamecocks the sweep.

Softball head coach gets 700th win in series sweep By ZACH DILLARD The Red & Black The No. 10 Georgia softball team may have posted wins by the scores of 3-1 and 10-2, respectively, Sunday afternoon, but the day’s magic number was 700. Head coach Lu Harris-Champer earned her way into NCAA softball’s 700win club as the Bulldogs cruised to a series sweep over South Carolina. Junior pitcher Katie Murphy (3-2) earned the win in the second game of the series for Harris-Champer’s 491st victory as a Georgia Bulldog, a 3-1 Georgia victory solidified by going four innings and allowing only one earned run on three hits. Georgia’s (40-8, 17-6 SEC) runs in the contest all came during the bottom of the third inning — with an RBI single by junior Brianna Hesson followed by a twoRBI single from sophomore catcher

Kristyn Sandberg. Sandberg and Hesson are two of the five Bulldogs to reach the 30-RBI mark in 2010. The final game of the series came in the form of a 10-2 run rule, finalized by the powerful bat of sophomore Ashley Razey. The day continued what has become a month of walk-off hits for the Southern Miss transfer, as Razey belted a two-run home run to end the game HARRISand the conference series. The final hit of her day CHAMPER completed a 3-for-4 outburst at the plate, driving six runners in to outscore the Gamecocks all by herself. Razey, another member of the 30-RBI club this season, has hit 11 home runs now in her first season with the

Bulldogs. Georgia took Game 1 on Saturday afternoon, winning 9-8 thanks in part to home runs from juniors Alisa Goler and Megan Wiggins. The three games won add on to a lengthy laundry list of SEC and non-conference opponents that have fallen to Georgia during its 15-game winning streak. Since the streak began on April 3, Georgia has gone from a 5-6 SEC record to an impressive 17-6. The Bulldogs are now neck-and-neck with Tennessee and Florida for the regular season SEC East title, with just one more weekend of SEC action upcoming against Louisiana State. Harris-Champer, who came to Athens after having already earned 209 wins with Nicholls State and Southern Mississippi, now sports a 701-240-1 record in her 14-year career.

Nate Schnugg wanted to face both No. 2 Tennessee and No. 6 Florida during last weekend’s SEC tournament in Lexington, Ky. Both defeated the Bulldogs in the regular season, the only SEC teams to do so. But Schnugg and the No. 11 Georgia men’s tennis team failed to meet either after a 4-3 quarterfinal loss against No. 37 Auburn Friday morning. “I don’t know if it’s because I’m a senior, or because we put in so much hard work this year as a team, but this was the hardest loss of my career here at Georgia,” Schnugg said. “Riding home on that bus on Friday, I’ve never felt that way before.” In Friday’s match, Auburn got the better of Georgia’s out-of-the-ordinary doubles pairs, as the Bulldogs dropped the first point. In singles, No. 23 Javier Garrapiz lost on court one SCHNUGG in three sets while Schnugg, Jamie Hunt and Drake Bernstein each won on courts two, three and four. With freshman Bo Seal still benched for violating the team’s attendance policy and Christian Vitulli not fully recovered from hyper-extending his knee against South Carolina two weeks ago, the bottom of the lineup was unable to pull out the win. Florida defeated Auburn in the next round before falling to SEC champion Tennessee 4-0 in the finals on Saturday afternoon. After the disappointing showing at SECs, Schnugg said the team needs to recover quickly and remain positive about its chances at the NCAA tournament. “You have to decide how you’re going to react to losses like that, where it punches you in the face and you got to get back up,” Schnugg said. “After driving home on the bus, we had a good long team meeting figuring out what we need to do to realize our potential, what we need to do to stop talking about how good we are and show everybody how good we are.” To accomplish that, the team will continue to train during its longest break since beginning the regular season before competing in the first rounds of the NCAA tournament starting on May 15. “We’ve done this every year, where after SECs, we really hit the gym as hard as we can, we hit the courts as hard as we can, and just get our bodies in shape so we can outlast and outcompete everybody at NCAAs,” Schnugg said.

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