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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Vol. 118, No. 70 | Athens, Georgia
Classes may meet on Saturdays By RACHEL BUNN THE RED & BLACK Students who made plans for Saturday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Feb. 12 may want to cancel them. The University sent a memorandum to faculty on Friday stating Jan. 29 and Feb. 12 will become optional makeup days for the days of class missed because of the snowstorm that
hit Athens during the first week of school. Saturday, Jan. 29 will be used to make up Monday, Wednesday, Friday classes and Saturday, Feb. 12 will be used to make up Tuesday, Thursday classes, according to an e-mail from Jere Morehead, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, and Laura Jolly, vice president for instruction, which was obtained by The Red & Black.
The e-mail also details other options available for making up lost class time including scheduling evening examinations and using eLearning Commons to hold online classes. “As you make changes and adapt a new schedule based on the delay in the start of the semester, we encourage you to make exceptions, as needed, to address individual student needs,” the e-mail said.
The e-mail states it is against University policy to use spring break or reading day as a makeup day. “I’m glad we’re not taking away the breaks, because people already have plans,” said Caroline Wicker, a senior English major from Macon. The University will operate on a normal class schedule on the
CLASS MAKEUP OPTIONS UÊ Saturday classes: Jan. 29 and Feb. 12 UÊ Evening examinations UÊ Online activities and assignments using eLC UÊ Posting lectures on iTunes
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Student charged in book theft case
LENDING A HAND Univ. students spend holiday helping others By KATHRYN INGALL THE RED & BLACK
By TIFFANY STEVENS THE RED & BLACK
For LaMona Wyatt and other members of the Black Student Union, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday meant helping the community — one box of food at a time “I think it’s important to do something because service was one of Martin Luther King’s main pushes for all people to do,” said Wyatt, who serves as president of the union. “To take it even further, this year is the 50th anniversary of UGA’s desegregation. I think we’re continuing Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Hamilton Holmes’ legacy with what we’re doing today.” About 20 students helped sort through food donated by grocery stores in the warehouse of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. They were in charge of removing damaged and out-of-date items as well as sorting items into snacks, drinks, groceries and nonfood boxes. “I actually have been having a good time,” said Victoria Nkemadu, a sophomore psychology major from East Point. “I’ve been laughing and having a good time with friends. It’s not that bad — except for the cold.” Nkemadu and other volunteers said this was not the first time they have served their community on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. They also have participated in Habitat for
A University student accused of stealing textbooks from other students turned himself into the Clarke County Jail Friday morning after University Police issued warrants for his arrest Thursday, according to reports on both the Athens-Clarke County jail website and University Police daily logs. Timothy Hudson Moore, 26, was booked on six counts of misdemeanor theft by taking and five counts of misdemeanor theft by deception. Moore was also arrested Thursday at 5:33 p.m. and charged with driving too fast MOORE for conditions and driving with a suspended license, but was discharged at 9:13 p.m. even though warrants were issued for his arrest. University Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said 28 books were taken from the Miller Learning Center between Sept. 28, 2010, and Dec. 7, 2010. During police investigations, 11 students came forward to report the thefts, Williamson said. “Of the 11 victims, five victims signed prosecution requests. The other six did not want to prosecute,” Williamson wrote in an e-mail to The Red & Black. In the case of some students, investigations prior to Moore’s arrest lead to the return of their stolen books. Randall Beadling, a biology major from Peachtree City, said police responded quickly
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S LaMona Wyatt, a senior biology major, and Noemie Tshinanga, a freshman art major, sort canned food at the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Monday’s project marked the ninth Athens MLK Day of Service event, sponsored by HandsOn Northeast Georgia.
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Foursome disguises pop with ‘nasty’ rock By HEATHER KINNEY THE RED & BLACK
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S Comprised of three University students and one graduate, The Falcones blend indie-pop, raw-rock and genuine humor.
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Standing together in a tiny room decked with band posters, four friends hooked up their amps and let loose an explosion of sound. “We are a pop band trying to disguise ourselves as a nasty rock ’n’ roll band,” said The Falcones singer and guitarist Danny Hurley. Laughing amongst themselves, the connection between the members is as blatant as their carefree attitude to have fun. “Mike [Dailey] and I have actually gone to school together since first grade,” Hurley said. “We started playing together
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full set list and get out there,” Wood said. “We have a good repertoire for what we sound like when we try to really send it out there.” Tinkering between indie-pop and a raw-rock flavor, the band’s tightly structured song format is overflowing with energy and whit. “We have a lot of pop sensibilities but we also love to kick on our fuzz pedals and make some noise,” Hurley said. Headlining their second show at the Caledonia tonight, the members of The Falcones are eager to bring new material to fans and newcomers alike. “I’d say when we played at See MUSIC, Page 8
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THEFT: Police help recover textbooks
¢ From Page 1 when his genetics book was stolen from the Miller Learning Center on Dec. 2, 2010. “I didn’t expect them to look so hard for just one book,” he said. “But I got the book back in less than three days.” Beadling said the book was recovered after Moore attempted to sell the book back to the University Bookstore. To help with the investigation, Beadling provided police with more specific information. “I had marks in the book, and I told them specific pages,” he said. “I thought the police were really helpful, and I was really appreciative of what they did for me.” University Police Lt. Eric Dellinger said he is uncertain how many students were able to recover their stolen goods, however. “It was basically one big investigation,” he said. “The investigators are still typing up all the details, and so I’m not aware of those smaller details right now.” Though his book has not yet been returned, economics major Jamison Harris said he’s just glad police were able to arrest Moore. “It was stressful. It happened the first or second day of finals, and that class’s final was the next day,” he said. “It’s surprising that they were able to catch him. I don’t know if they’ll be able to get the books back. I just expected the guy to take the books and sell them. Luckily for me, it was like a $40 book, so I didn’t have a lot stolen.”
Fight outside of Toppers leads to arrests
They were transported to Clarke County Jail.
Two men were charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication after beating a pedestrian Friday morning, according to Athens-Clarke County Lt. Keith Morris. An officer observed two white males beating a black male on Jackson Street outside of Toppers International Showbar, Morris said. Morris said University student Frederic Levesque, 21, and Kevin Curtis Bower, 22, asked a pedestrian for drugs. The pedestrian later told the officer “just because he was black” didn’t mean he had drugs, Morris said. Levesque and Bower were reportedly “boisterous” and said the pedestrian began punching them for no reason. No injuries were reported and no one went to the hospital, Morris said. Levesque and Bower were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
Student reportedly urinates in public
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University student Clayton Walker Wilkin, 20, was arrested and charged with underage possession or consumption of alcohol, use of fake ID and urinating in public early Sunday morning, according to an Athens-Clarke County Police report. An officer witnessed Wilkin urinating on the side of a building at the intersection of Spring and South streets, according to the report. When the officer approached Wilkin — who was “visibly intoxicated” and had his pants “still unzipped” — Wilkin began to walk away from the officer, according to the documents. The officer reportedly stopped Wilkin and asked for his ID, and Wilkin asked why. After the officer said he saw Wilkin urinating, Wilkin handed the officer a Georgia driver’s license with a 1986 birth
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Documents date, according to the report. When the officer asked Wilkin his age, Wilkin answered, “18. No, 19.” The officer then placed Wilkin under arrest. After Wilkin was arrested, the officer found Wilkin’s real ID and saw he was 20 years old. Wilkin asked the officer what he was being charged with, and the officer listed his charges — including urinating in public. Wilkin responded, “How do you know I was urinating? Did you smell it on my breath?” according to the report. Wilkin said he was asking because he is a law student and “just wanted to know his rights,” according to the report. “If I was going to be handcuffed, I wanted to know what I was being handcuffed for,” Wilkin told The Red & Black Monday in a phone interview. “They didn’t tell me what I was being arrested for when they pulled out the cuffs.” Wilkin was arrested and transported to Clarke County Jail. Student flees from officer, leads to charges of public intoxication University student Allison Magee, 21, was charged with public intoxication early Sunday morning, according to an
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Athens-Clarke County Police report. An officer observed Magee “beating on the driver’s side door/window of a yellow taxi cab” after the driver kicked her out of the van, according to the report. Magee was reportedly preventing the taxi driver, whose vehicle was full of passengers, from driving away. The driver opened his door to push Magee away from the vehicle, according to the police report. The driver exited the van and “started yelling at [Magee] to get away while they both stood in the busy street,” the report stated. The officer approached Magee and asked for her ID, but Magee tried to run away, so the officer “chased her a short distance and caught her,” according to the report. Magee reportedly had the odor of alcoholic beverage on her breath, red eyes and was “staggering having a hard time standing on her own.” As the officer was placing Magee under arrest, she reportedly began yelling loudly, “I’m f’n 21 years old!” Magee was then transported to Clarke County Jail. Magee’s purse was searched after her arrest for identification, but she had no ID with her name on it, according to the report. — Compiled by Adina Solomon
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Holiday crime rate rises slightly By TIFFANY STEVENS THE RED & BLACK Forklifts, exit signs and portable toilets were some of the stocking stuffers for criminals in Athens during the 2010 holiday season. Campus saw a slight rise in burglaries and thefts from the 2009 reports over the holiday season, according to University police reports. However, officials say crime did not exceed expectations. â€œI wouldnâ€™t say that there was a spike. I would say that we had a normal holiday crime season,â€? said University Police Lt. Eric Dellinger. According to police reports, six burglaries and 28 thefts were reported during December of 2010. Three burglaries and 21 thefts were report-
HOLIDAY CRIMES 2010: 6 burglaries 28 thefts
2009: 3 burglaries 21 thefts
2008: 13 burglaries 30 thefts
ed in 2009, and 13 burglaries and 30 thefts were reported in 2008. Dellinger said most stolen items were left or lost items. â€œMost of the larcenies were things people had left lying around or things taken from buildings,â€? Dellinger said. â€œSo people probably
just left books or book bags in buildings unattended.â€? However, some reported stolen items broke the pattern. Officers discovered a stolen forklift near the Ceramics Building. Two exit signs were reported stolen from Creswell Hall. Alpha Epsilon Pi reported missing golf clubs, a projector, guitar pedals and cables. Dellinger said most burglaries were resolved before school started. He said he hopes trends continue toward low crime rates. â€œWe had a few more thefts than 2009, but weâ€™re below where we were even the year before that,â€? he said. â€œHopefully weâ€™ll continue to be below where we were a couple of years back.â€?
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COMMUNITY: Day of service engages Athens Â˘ From Page 1 Humanity and Hosea Feed the Hungry. â€œIâ€™ve done the food bank before. I also did HandsOn Atlanta â€” school beautification and painting houses,â€? said Zuri Hawkins, a junior health promotion major from Fayetteville. The food bank receives approximately two truckloads of donated food per week, which added up to 9.3 million pounds of food distributed last year. â€œThis is food that is salvaged from grocery stores in the area or all across the Southeast, products getting close to expiration or ones that are just not moving off the shelves,â€? said Jim Pope, a part-time staff member at the food bank. â€œTo me itâ€™s almost like manna from heaven. The grocery stores were going to throw it away and we can get it and give it away.â€? Once the food is repackaged, it will be sent to one of 250 local agencies such as churches, shelters and soup kitchens. The food bank provides food for home-bound seniors and sponsors a program called Food 2 Kids. Patricia Dunn, a social work major at Athens Technical College, also volunteered at the food bank. â€œI heard about it from my instructor,â€? she said. â€œI didnâ€™t know there were so
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S Vanessa Oduah, a senior biology major from Covington, helps sort cans at a local food bank. many places to volunteer until I looked on the website.â€? Members of the Black Student Union also volunteered at the Upper
SCHEDULE: Students say Saturdays â€˜bestâ€™ time for makeup class day Â˘ From Page 1 makeup days, though it is up to each individual professor as to whether or not the Saturday makeup days will be used. â€œI think itâ€™s the best option,â€? said Leslie Coots, a senior political science major from Marietta. â€œIâ€™d rather go on a Saturday than on a break.â€? Wicker said she also thought Saturday classes were the best option the University had for making up lost class time, though for students with jobs or who already have plans for the makeup weekends, holding class on a Saturday may pose problems. â€œItâ€™s hard to expect students to be there,â€? Wicker said. â€œI know I have already made plans to go on a retreat on one of the days. Itâ€™s difficult to expect people to be there, but it beats the alternative.â€? Coots said she has not heard whether any of her professors will hold Saturday classes. Wicker said she was unsure whether or not her professors would actually hold class on the makeup Saturdays. â€œI had four classes on Thursday and only one of my professors held class,â€? she said. â€œIf theyâ€™re not going to hold class on a regular day, I doubt they will hold it on a makeup day.â€? Not all students are fine with the Universityâ€™s decision to allow professors to hold makeup classes on Saturdays, however. â€œI think itâ€™s dumb,â€? said David Cooley, a senior sports management major from Kennesaw. â€œI donâ€™t think we should do that. I donâ€™t think we should go at all.â€? When asked if he thought any of his classes might be held on one of the makeup Saturdays, Cooley said he thought some could be. â€œI donâ€™t know. I think finance would,â€? Cooley said. â€œI probably would go if I had to. It would cut into work and stuff, though.â€?
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with hundreds of other volunteers at the Morton Theatre before heading off to 33 service projects. There they were treated to breakfast and a performance by the musical group, The HEAP. The event marked the ninth annual Athens MLK Day of Service as well as the 25th anniversary of MLK Day as a federal holiday. Volunteers were also encouraged to sign a 40-day peace pledge. â€œItâ€™s a commitment for 40 days of peace, a more peaceful community and more unison,â€? said Dominique Butler, an intern for HandsOn Northeast Georgia. The organization received a grant from Service For Peace for writing the pledge and presenting it at the service event. A group of elementary school students from First African Methodist Episcopal Church came to the Morton Theatre before leaving to work on a school beautification project at Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School. When asked about the origin of the holiday, fifthgrader Aâ€™doria Jones remembered the achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. â€œItâ€™s his birthday, and heâ€™s the reason people of all colors can go to school together,â€? she said.
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