Issuu on Google+

BOOM! POW! COMICS!

Page 5

Monday, January 31, 2011

www.redandblack.com

Vol. 118, No. 79 | Athens, Georgia

Smoking ban will go to SGA vote Proposal doesn’t cover all campus By KATHRYN INGALL THE RED & BLACK

Campus empty despite Saturday class Buses run all day, but few students ride By RACHEL BUNN | THE RED & BLACK Sagar Patel missed a trip home to Atlanta this weekend. He took a quiz instead. Following three missed days of class and two late openings to start of spring semester, the University deemed two Saturdays — Jan. 29 and Feb. 12 — as make-up class days. “I was supposed to be back home,” Patel said of his management information systems class on Saturday morning. “But I couldn’t go because I had to be here.” Though campus was full of cars and buses were running, sidewalks were empty and few students were out and about on campus. “I think it’s sort of funny because most professors don’t want to come to class on Saturday, and I’m pretty sure 100 percent of students don’t want to come to Saturday classes,” said David Henry, a freshman from Barnesville. “I see the benefit of having class, because you’ve paid for it. But it’s not practical. You’re cutting into people’s day off and See CLASS, Page 3

PHOTOS BY FRANCES MICKLOW | The Red & Black

The Miller Learning Center was relatively empty on Saturday when the University held class to make up for missed snow days. On normal class days, the Miller Learning Center would be full of students studying, heading to lecture or grabbing a quick cup of coffee.

Campus smokers shouldn’t trade in their cigarettes for nicotine patches just yet. The Student Government Association will vote Tuesday on a proposal that would ban smoking in front of building entrances and possibly bus stops. “We opted out of the all-campus ban because it’s frankly not realistic,” said Stephen Thompson, vice-president of SGA. Greg Locke, the author of the resolution, said the proposal was an attempt to mediate among differing opinions in the debate. “It’s in response to basically trying to satisfy all sides of the argument,” he said. “The ban has been a very radical plan. We’re working for the whole campus, not just smokers or non-smokers.” Although SGA will vote on a resolution this week, the final decision will be made by U n i v e r s i t y President Michael Adams in March. THOMPSON “We’re proposing a specific area from an entrance,” Thompson said. “That way it will be standardized.” After SGA votes on the proposal Tuesday, they will get feedback from students at a meeting on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in room 213 of the MLC. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer any criticism of the plan. “They can come and voice any opinion they want,” Locke said. “My assumption is more smokers will come than non-smokers because they have more at stake.” SGA plans to have the proposal ready to present to Adams next Monday. “We’re hoping there’s not a lot of student pushback, but if there is we’ll come back Tuesday for an emergency meeting,” Thompson said. Thompson said the method of enforcement has not been See SGA, Page 2

Hillel, community celebrate gift of Torah By SARAH GIARRATANA THE RED & BLACK The University’s chapter of Hillel welcomed a new member of the Jewish community Sunday. This new member is not a person, but the Jewish law. Hillel welcomed its new Torah to campus amid dancing, singing and crowds filling the bottom floor of the Hillel house on South Milledge Avenue. Raymond Schinazi, professor of genetics and HIV/AIDS researcher from Emory University, donated the Torah in the name of himself and his family because he felt the University’s nearly 2,000 Jewish students needed one. “I think there’s a need here and the need has now been managed and fulfilled,” Schinazi said. “They now have one that the Hillel at UGA can use every Chabad and

showers. High 52 | Low 43

Where’s Mikey?

during the week and that’s going to be a big plus on the Jewish life here in Georgia.” The Torah that Hillel received rests between two dark wood scrolls gilded in silver and was entirely handwritten by a scribe in Israel. “It is a huge gift and it’s wonderful support for young Jewish men and women,” said Barbara Schuster, dean of the University’s medical college. “This Torah is really very important for this community — plus it’s just beautiful.” To welcome the Torah, members of the Jewish and Athens community filled in the last letters of the final book, which represents the completion of a mitzvah or good deed in Judaism. Members of the community who filled in a letter met the scribe and held the end of his white feather quill as he guided the pen to com-

plete a character. “There’s not many things in life where you can really feel minute — that the action is a lot greater than the person who’s doing it,” said Joel Marcovitch, director of Hillel. “I definitely felt that when I filled in a letter. I was very proud to be given the opportunity by Ray [Schinazi] to write in ink something that will be around forever and will be treasured.” The scribe who completes the books, written entirely in Hebrew, matches the document to the oldest known original known as the Leningrad Codex. If the Torah matches the original document, it is considered kosher and usable, Schinazi said. In addition to filling in the letters, members of the community gathered in the center of

WORK STINKS The University has its own compost man. Find out more about him. Page 2

President Adams is taking his annual leave. Send us a postcard, good sir.

Index

News ........................ 2 Variety ..................... 5

DINA ZOLAN | The Red & Black

S Wayne Silverman (left) and Steve Levine fill in the last letters in the final book of Hillel’s new Torah. See HILLEL, Page 2 The Torah was donated to Hillel by Ray Schinazi.

SHE’S BLOGGING Read Sex in the Classic City? Check out Samantha Shelton’s blog on our website. Opinions .................. 6 Sports ...................... 7

DON’T JUDGE You’ve heard it a thousand times before — looks can be deceiving. Page 4

Crossword ............... 2 Sudoku .................... 7


NEWS

2 | Monday, January 31, 2011 | The Red & Black

SGA: Compromise OK for some ¢From Page 1 decided, but whatever it is, the University Police department will enforce it. “We’re leaning more towards a fine because as a student, that would really make me not want to do something,â€? Thompson said. Ashley McCrea, a freshman biology major from Atlanta, said she favored a partial smoking ban. “That’s fine,â€? she said. “It’s respectful to the people who don’t smoke.â€? David Buterbaugh lives in Oglethorpe House and said he and friends often smoke in the walkway outside the dorm’s entrance. “I see how it’s a problem for people who don’t smoke, but I think people should be at liberty do to what they want to do,â€? said Buterbaugh, a freshman from Norcross. “If the smoking ban goes through, that’s not OK. I live in a dorm, but this is my home.â€? Buterbaugh said he thought desig-

SMOKING BAN MEETINGS SGA Meeting When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. Where: MLC 268 What will be discussed: SGA will make a formal proposal on the ban. Smoking Forum When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. Where: MLC 213 What will be discussed: Students will be able to voice their opinions of the proposed ban. nated smoking areas were a better solution than a campus-wide smoking ban. “It’s an OK compromise,� he said. “Of course, I’d like to be able to smoke anywhere.�

CRIME NOTEBOOK ONLINE

University student arrested on open container charges

Documents

A University student was charged with underage possession or consumption of alcohol and having an open container of alcohol on Friday night, according to an Athens-Clarke County Police document. Jessica Brianna Pont, 19, was going to a sorority function at the Hotel Indigo on College Avenue when an officer reportedly witnessed her “placing a water bottle filled with an unknown substance

CORRECTIONS The graphic accompanying Friday’s story “Long-time employees lost in staff shake up� incorrectly shows Mark Whitesel taking over Cara Simmons’ position. The position remains open. Friday’s “Where’s

into a jacket.� The officer approached Pont at Jackson Street and Hancock Avenue and asked for her ID. Pont said the ID wasn’t hers and she was just holding it for someone else. When the officer again asked for Pont’s ID, Pont “pulled two out of her wallet and handed me her real ID,� according to the report. The officer asked for the “fake ID� Pont had taken out before. She ini-

Mikey?� feature incorrectly states that University President Michael Adams had nothing on his schedule. He was actually slated to attend events at the Georgia Museum of Art. The Red & Black is committed to journalistic excellence and providing the most accurate news possible. Contact us if

tially refused, but then gave the officer her wallet, where the officer was able to obtain Pont’s fake ID. Pont then “handed the bottle over but would not say what was in it,� according to the document. The bottle reportedly smelled of whiskey. Pont was arrested and transported to Clarke County Jail. She declined to comment on the events surrounding her arrest to The Red & Black on Sunday. —Compiled by Adina Solomon

you see an error, and we will do our best to correct it. Editor-in-Chief: Mimi Ensley (706) 433-3027 editor@randb.com Managing Editor: Rachel G. Bowers (706) 433-3026 me@randb.com

PEARLS BEFORE SWINEÂŽ

ACROSS  ,UMPOF dirt  2OCKETS destination  0RIMITIVE home  #ITRUSFRUIT  (IDDENSUPply  #ORRUPT  2ELATED  #HURCHTABLE  *EOPARDIZE  2OUNDABOUT alternative routes  )NSECTSWITH large wings  4AKEASTAB at  (EATUNIT  'ROWCLOSER to midnight  !CTRESS Arthur  ,ARGESEA duck  !STONISHES  ??PERSON apiece  -AKEUP ONESMIND  &ORDOR Lincoln

BY

STEPHAN PASTIS

THE DAILY PUZZLE

Previous puzzle’s solution

PHOTOS BY EMILY KAROL | The Red & Black

A DAY IN THE LIFE

Compost man enjoys work Staffer rarely misses a day By EMILY KAROL THE RED & BLACK James “Chunk� Richardson has more than likely touched the “soles� of almost every person walking on the University’s campus. The concrete he laid with his hands at 18 and the compost he mulched at 62 is met daily with the pounding of intellectuals’ feet. In March, Richardson will meet his 44th year working at the University’s Physical Plant in the bioconversion center. “When I had 30 years behind me, I wasn’t ready to retire,� Richardson said. “If I find something at home that I enjoy like I enjoy it here, I would be at home.� For 20 years, Richardson was the man to lay sidewalks. “He’s universally respected by the people that work for him, the people that work with him and anyone who intersects with him,� said Dexter Adams, director of grounds at the University. In the ’60s the concrete business was done by hand. Steps were dug out by hand. Concrete was unloaded by hand. “It was hard work, real hard work,� Richardson said. Now, he is the compost man — though the job doesn’t have too much to do with laying sidewalks. After the first compost man left the University, Adams asked Richardson to take on the task. “I think I was put on temporarily,� Richardson said. “But once I started messing with it I really loved it.�

James ‘Chunk’ Richardson (top) has worked at the University’s Physical Plant for more than 40 years. He began laying concrete for sidewalks. Richardson relates composting to time spent on his father’s farm, putting stuff back in the ground, enhancing the roots and watching it grow. “My daddy loved to grow cotton,� Richardson said. “He likes cotton just like I like this place here. We like seeing the process.� Glenda Po p e , Richardson’s daughter, described her father growing up as a strict man. “When I was young, I thought he was mean,�

Pope said. “What he did for me when my friends were having babies at 14 was give me a chance to become a young lady.� Richardson instilled the importance of hard work and education in his children — an education that he couldn’t afford. Pope has noticed that to her father, composting at is more than a job — it’s a way of life. “My dad never missed a day of work,� Pope said. “They would have to make him take vacation time.�

HILLEL: Jewish group blessed by Torah  (OTCEREAL  'ROWOLD   'OFERSMISSnow vehision cle  #LIMBING  $ECELERATES plant  /OZE  %SCAPED  0ASSESOUT DOWN cards  ??INWEAR #ONSUMED ing  -S3PACEK  3IMILARTO  %MBANKMENT 3 Leave out  #ARPET  3IGNIFIES  0ILOT  &RIGHTENING  $EADENS  "UDDIES  7OMAN  0LAYDIVISION  *EWELED  ,ATIN crown American  #HEER ballroom  3TACK dance  2ARINGTOGO  -YSTERIOUS  &RANC  -ADEOFPORreplacer

¢From Page 1 the room to dance and sing, celebrating the gift that will be used weekly for services and during Jewish high holidays cele-

celain  )NTERTWINED  3TART range  'AGA  )NTHEKNOW  !DAMSWIFE  #OLORADO  0ASSPORT  ??FIRMADRY  ,ESSENED resort stamp land  ??OUTCAL !NTLEREDANI-  7AGER culates  $OINGNOTHmals  #ALLSUSING  !NTENNA ing  h/DEONA an old phone  3OURCEOF  -AKETEA 'RECIAN??v  2IMS light and  &ISHERMANS 33 Slender and heat  0OUTYFACE wicker basfrail  #ASTSABAL-  $RILLAHOLE ket  #USHION lot  #EASE  7OOD EATING  $AWNTO  "ACKSIDES insect dusk  -ATTERHORNS  )NTHEPAST

-EMORYISSOBRIETYSFAULT %#LAYTON3Ts  s-ON 3AT.OON !-

Use this one!

PE

TF

$129

95

MUST PRESENT COUPON. CANNOT COMBINE WITH OTHER OFFERS. EXP. 1/ 31/11

New PureVision2 High Definition Contact Lenses

GET A CONTACT EXAM HERE AND GET A COMPLETE PAIR OF GLASSES

50% OFF

Exam & 4 Boxes (1-year supply): $209.95 after rebate [$80 savings] Exam & 2 Boxes (6-month supply): $149.95 after rebates [$30 savings]

BEST CONTACT PRICES IN TOWN! WE WILL MATCH ALL COMPETITOR’S PRICES! * No other coupons, discounts or insurance benefits apply. Prescription required. Price subject to stock. See store for complete details. Offer valid only through 1-31-11. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Pearle Vision Center & Eye Buys are registered trademarks of Pearle Vision, Inc. Š 1998 Pearle Vision, Inc.

RIE

ND

LY

Unique Student Community s)NDIVIDUAL"RICK(OMES s&LOORS3TAINED#ONCRETE ,AMINATE7OOD #ARPET s0RIVATEPORCHES $ECKS0ATIOS s,ARGE"EDROOMS 7ALK IN#LOSETS 0RIVATE"ATHS s&ULL3IZE7ASHER$RYER)NCLUDED s&2%%'ARBAGE0ICKUPAND,AWN-AINTENANCE s#LOSETO#AMPUS

&LOORPLANS "2"!STORY "2"!STORY "2"!STORY "2"!STORY

from Martinez and student president of Hillel. Price said she appreciates the support Hillel has received. “I am so impressed with the number of people who came out to support us, and it’s fantastic that there are people out here who support what we do and want to see us succeed on campus,� she said. Marcovitch said the Torah represents a huge part of the Jewish community at the University and a huge part of his legacy at Hillel. “The majesty of it is not lost on me — the respect that we have for the Torah is tremendous,� Marcovitch said. “It’s the students who do everything — I just create the space for them to do it, and today that space was filled with the Torah.�

Athens Dermatology Group, P.C. (706)548-0580

www.deklerealty.com

File Acc Ad Las Run

OUR SERVICES

FOR GLASSES CALL GEORGIA SQUARE MALL, ATHENS FOR DOCTOR OR CONTACTS 706-543-5788 or $65 Eye Exam for Contacts 706-613-6409 1-866-543-5788 1-866-543-5788 $10 Eye Glass Exam MON- SAT 10 - 9 with UGA I.D. & purchase of MON-FRI 10 - s3!4 - 6 any pair of glasses. SUN 1-6 SUN 1-5

A $10 EXAM & 2 BOXS OF ACUVUE SAVINGS! OASYS CONTACT LENSES

brations at Hillel. “As far as the Jewish community, this means that any of the groups that come here to worship can have a Torah right here,� said Mara Price, a senior

GENERAL DERMATOLOGY

Patch Testing Psoriasis Rashes Skin Allergies Warts

Karen Maffei, MD Emory University School of Medicine American Society for Mohs Surgery American Society of Dermatological Surgery American board of Dermatology

4HOMAS!VENUE 7ATKINSVILLE '!

Acne Dermatitis Hair Loss Eczema Melanoma

COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY

Botox Obagi Skin Care Products Spider Vein Treatment Microdermabrasion Laser Treatment for Facial Blood Vessels Light Chemical Peels DERMATOLOGICAL SURGERY

Hope Cook, PA-C Emory University Physician Assistant Program

Hours: -ONDAY 4HURSDAY PM &RIDAY PM

OK

OK

Comprehensive Skin Cancer Treatment Mohs Surgery & Reconstruction

WWWATHENSDERMATOLOGYGROUPCOMs  

IN


NEWS

FRANCES MICKLOW | The Red & Black

S A lone student sits with her bookbag on campus Saturday. Several students who had to attend class were annoyed by the makeup day.

CLASS: Professors offered incentives ¢From Page 1 work day — I don’t see many people showing up.” *** At 9:15 Saturday morning, Dynasty Harris had already been to one class. “I just left sociology, and I’m on my way to math,” Harris, a freshman from Wrens, said as she walked through North Campus toward the MLC. Some professors offered incentives for students who showed up to class. Joe Coiner, a senior from Columbus, said his marketing teacher offered bonus points if students attended the 9:05 a.m. class. “I was going to come anyway,” he said. “It’s my last semester — I might as well come to class and learn.” Edward Panetta, an associate professor of speech communication, held his class on Saturday morning, but didn’t take attendance. “The expectation was that you would come unless you couldn’t,” he said. “I don’t think it’s fair to hold someone to attendance when it’s not slotted in there regularly.” *** On South Campus, there is a similar morning scene. From atop Ag Hill at 9 a.m., small, mostly silent groups of students can be seen trudging to class. Some siphon into the Physics building, though most go into auditorium 430W of the Chemistry building. Thao Luu, a junior biology and psychology double major from Vietnam, said the makeup day conflicted with her work schedule. “I don’t really like it because I have to work today and I had to skip,” she said. Kirty Patel, a freshman microbiology major from Stockbridge, was displeased about having class. “Honestly, the only reason I went is because I thought we had a quiz and we didn’t,” she said. “It was a waste of time for me because I could’ve gone home.” *** At the bus stop outside of Tate, buses come by more often than people. On another day, the Tate Plaza would be filled with students, but only a few pass through and most are on their way to study at the MLC, not to go to class. At 10:30 a.m., Lindsey Huggins, a sophomore business major from Duluth, sat waiting for her macroeconomics class to begin. Out of the 300 students enrolled in the class, Huggins said she expected few to attend. “I would say lower than half,” she said. “There’s one later in the day, so I think a lot of people are going to sleep in and go to that one. There’s usually people here by now, and I’m the only one.” Grant Guldenschuh, a sophomore sports management major from Lawrenceville, was also heading to macroeconomics. Though Huggins had already been to another class, Guldenschuh said macroeconomics was his only class Saturday. “I had several teachers who talked about the e-mail that was sent, but this is the only one that took the offer up,” he said. *** At 10:45 a.m., the bottom floor of Aderhold was

SATURDAY CLASS When: Feb. 12 More Information: Tuesday/ Thursday classes will host makeup days

completely dark. Normallycrowded bus stops have just one or two students. Nate Shivar, a member of Campus Transit staff, said buses were running all routes on Saturday, though only at half capacity. “We had to really drag our feet to keep from getting ahead of schedule,” Shivar said. Elizabeth Andros, a freshman from Lawrenceville, said her kinesiology lab met from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. “It was annoying,” she said. “Saturday is my day to sleep in, and I don’t want to have to come to class on a Saturday.” Jarred Bond, a senior management information systems major, had no choice but to attend his Java programming class at 11:15 a.m. “He gave us a mandatory quiz,” Bond said, though he added his professor brought the class donuts. *** At noon, students slowly walk up the hill and take a seat on the stairs in front of the chemistry auditorium as they wait for their professor to arrive for class. Morgan Attaway, a senior pre-med major from Marietta, had chemistry at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. “It didn’t really bother me at first but now I’ve got a lot of stuff to do today and this is smack-dab in the middle of it,” Attaway said. Alexandria Evans, freshman chemistry major from Atlanta, said there could have been other options to make up the day. “I don’t like it at all. It’s kind of a waste of time,” she said. “[My professor] just said we’re going over test materials so if you don’t come you won’t have it.” However, for the rest of Ag Hill, it was quiet. *** On the warmest day of the semester, there appeared to be as many people sunbathing as there were attending class. “It could have been worse, but it is just so nice outside that I hate to be in,” said Rusty Woodward, a senior finance and economics major from Vienna. Spanish professor Fernando Larios was in Gilbert Hall on Saturday, though his students were not. Larios, who teaches Spanish, had his students make up work by writing compositions on eLC. The students who did have Saturday classes felt it was important to go, but weren’t sure if enough was missed to warrant an additional day of school. “I had calculus and am glad that I went because we were taught new material,” said Lauren Byers, a sophomore from Sharpsburg. “But I felt like we haven’t really missed enough to need an extra class.” But missing out on an hour of a Saturday was not worth missing class. “I went because I don’t think I could have learned the material on my own,” said Meredith Price, a sophomore from Baltimore, Md. “It was better for me to go than not to go.” — Katie Valentine, Drew Hooks, Mimi Ensley, Eva Vasquez, Dallas Duncan and Mary Walker contributed to this report

The Red & Black | Monday, January 31, 2011 | 3

Groups serve as Athens education Some begin as class projects By KATHRYN INGALL THE RED & BLACK Twitter and Facebook may hold the key to a better community for students in the New Media Institute. “We’re trying to develop their skills and hopefully do something useful at the same time,” said Emuel Aldridge, a professor who works with students on projects. In an introduction to new media class, students create a community project while sharpening their web and new media skills. “I definitely think it was a great idea. It challenged us as students trying to be professional to integrate technology for a citywide project,” said Matthew Clark, who worked on the project for his NMIX 2020 class. Clark’s group developed a program for people to track their steps and use the data as part of an online, personalized workout plan. “We tried to get the people of Athens to get into a better lifestyle with a few simple goals, like tracking their steps,” Clark said. Scott Shamp, the director of the NMI, said he measures success by students developing problem-solving skills. “What I find is when you take on an assignment like that, the walls of the classroom just disappear,” he said.

FRANCES MICKLOW | The Red & Black

S Many members of the homeless community ask for money and food in downtown Athens. Student-founded volunteer group Athens PBJs works to tackle the issue of poverty. Shamp said students have taken on issues such as childhood obesity, community gardening and sustainability. “What we always find works the best is to know that students are not going to have the followthrough,” he said. “They’re just temporary citizens.” Instead of expecting students to dedicate years to a project, they focus on developing what he calls promo-types. They focus on preparing new ideas that an organization can expand upon and possibly receive funding for. “What they should plan on getting out of this isn’t the labor, but the ideas,” Shamp said. He also said students have learned about the community through this assignment. Although they are not required to implement these plans, many have made ties with the community that have gone beyond the class’ requirements. “A lot of students don’t understand Athens,” Shamp said. “They think Athens is just downtown.” In previous years, students may have found a job with a company, but hard economic times have

opened the door for community projects as well as better résumés. “It really means something to a company — not only that you know the technology, but that you’re involved with issues,” Shamp said. Like the NMI student projects, other student-started organizations, such as Athens PBJs, also make a mark outside the classroom. “I would say that it’s a nonprofit, so it’s not affiliated with UGA and it’s not really student-run,” said Anna Day, who has graduated from the University but continues to work with Athens PBJs. “A lot of students volunteer and a lot of the original founders have moved on, but it’s continued to be sustained though the students and other people in the community.” She said their mission comes from the relationships students develop with the community “We’re called as believers to serve those in need,” Day said. “By God’s grace we have definitely been allowed to make an impact for the community. If we weren’t there I would like to think that some other organization would come about that would continue to encourage and disciple the poor.”

Students use a multitude of social networks By CHARLES HICKS THE RED & BLACK Though most University students can’t go a day without using the “F-word” — Facebook — other social networking sites targeted to specific audiences are bouncing into the public realm. Since 2003, Couchsurfing.org has provided an outlet for thrifty travelers. “I’ve hosted probably three or four groups coming through town,” said Jacob Nash, a 2009 University alumnus who is planning to use Couchsurfing.org to travel down the west coast beginning this week. “It’s not about just having someone’s couch to crash on. It’s about getting to know the person. By the end of the stay, we know one another.” Couchsurfing.org uses a vouching system whereby members can endorse other members and help ensure the safety of fellow travelers. And while traveling, some students may need a place to store their pictures. Veronica Smillie, a sophomore health promotions major from Suwanee, has been using the website Flickr. com since 2007. “I participate in 365 pics in 365 days [Project 365],” Smillie said. “It’s a project that encourages people to blossom and develop meaning in their photographic ability. And then you can connect to others through commenting on their pictures or adding them as contacts.” Flickr was founded in 2004 as a photo-sharing site and now hosts upwards of five billion pictures. And who isn’t listening to music? University students with eclectic musical tastes have flocked to last.fm. The site allows users to find musicians similar to

ones they already enjoy. Users can also form groups around genres and artists. “I use it to pull up songs on demand which is nice,” said Chris Godfrey, a senior from Marietta majoring in business management. “It brings up a list of suggestions based off of what I listened to.” Last.fm takes what members are listening to and makes suggestions based on what other people with similar tastes have in their libraries. “It’s convenient,” Godfrey said. And then there’s Facebook — which at best projection is expected to reach up to 680 million members this year. The site became the most-visited website in 2010 beating out Google, the two-year holder of the spot, according to Experian Hitwise. Facebook allows users to invite their friends to events, tag pictures and write on one another’s “walls.” Students cite the practicality of Facebook as what keeps them plugged in. “I just moved here, and I can post jokes on my friends’ walls back home, instant message with them or just see what they’ve been up to by looking on their profiles,” said Drew Mobley, a sophomore from St. Simons Island, who transferred to the University this semester. Facebook is available via Internet and cellular devices such as the Blackberry, iPhone and Android platforms. Over the past 10 years, social networking has become standard. However, not all social networking sites are experiencing success among college students. Earlier this month, Myspace.com laid off 47 percent of its worldwide staff. “No one that I know still uses Myspace,” said senior Bryce Helsel from Cumming. “It’s old news.”

Register Now for Spring Credit – UGA Online Credit Courses (through Feb 5th)

UGA Online Credit Courses APPROXIMATELY 100 CREDIT COURSES ONLINE For more information or to register:

www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/randb 706-542-3243 1-800-877-3243 See your academic advisor about applying specific IDL courses to your program of study.

Suite 193 s 1197 South Lumpkin Street s Athens, GA The University of Georgia is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.


NEWS & VARIETY

4 | Monday, January 31, 2011 | The Red & Black

read up!

MONEY-SAVING TIPS

Small modifications may reduce gas usage By SARAH JEAN DOVER THE RED & BLACK

“You drive like a granny!” may not be an insult anymore, but a compliment and money saver. As students returned to the routine of school, buying books, lab supplies and food made a large dent into wallets. Fuel costs are not high on a student’s priority list in the first few weeks of the semester, but with the potential for gas to reach $4 a gallon, they could be. This doesn’t give much time for those who overspent on winter break to recover. Never fear — there are several ways to save money without having to make major changes. Some ways are as simple as slowing down and driving the speed limit, shopping around for the best price or not driving. Here are some of the more detailed ways to save on fuel:

2.

Routine maintenance: Terry

Stephens, owner of Big Dog Tire & Services, said routine service not only saves gas but also helps curb damage from happening. Maintenance such as checking tire pressure, changing oil and air filters and checking transmission and radiator fluids keeps cars running efficiently for longer. “Oil should be changed every 3,000 to 4,000 miles, and every other oil change you should rotate tires to keep wears down,” Stephens said. He said that major components of vehicles should be looked at every 30,000 miles. Some maintenance jobs can

often be done “do-it-yourself” style. In jobs such as changing your oil, it is important to make sure the right filters and recommended oil are purchased. Auto shops often have catalogs listing the parts for specific make and year model available and can give stepby-step instructions. An easier job that should be done frequently is checking for proper tire inflation using a tire gauge. Recommended tire pressure is usually located inside the driver’s door jamb or inside the glove box. You can save up to nine cents per gallon with properly inflated tires, according to fueleconomy.gov, a division of the Department of Energy.

PHOTOS BY SARA CALDWELL | The Red & Black

3.

1.

Shopping for the best price:

Driving around to save money on fuel is not always effective. Going the extra distance uses up the few cents per gallon that may be saved by driving around. Many gas stations report their prices daily online. Some websites feature up-todate gas prices including MSN.com, GasBuddy.com, mapquest.com and gaspricewatch.com. These sites can also give the most direct route to the station. “Every night MSN Autos receives pricing data from over 90,000 gas stations across the nation. Please note that gas prices in your area may change more frequently than we can obtain them,” MSN stated on its webpage.

Slowing down and accelerating slowly: Driving the

speed limit decreases gallons used. The U.S. Department of Energy states that driving at an average 48.3 mph provides optimum fuel economy for highway travels. Driving at higher speed burns fuel at a faster pace. “While each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at a different speed (or range of speeds), gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds

above 60 mph,” the U.S. Department of Energy stated on its fuel economy website.” Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town.” That can add to gas bills. Most new cars are equipped with cruise control. Utilizing it will keep speeds constant and reduces acceleration. Cruise control set between 55 and 60 mph reduces gas mileage on highways.

Remove excess weight: Every vehicle’s weight is different. Weight and aerodynamics affect the fuel economy for a vehicle. The more weight the car has to bear in addition to its own, the more fuel is spent. For every additional 100 pounds a car carries, its fuel economy is reduced by 1 to 2 percent. That’s roughly 3 to 6 cents per gallon, according to fueleconomy.gov. “The reduction is based on the percentage of extra weight relative to the vehicle’s weight and affects smaller vehicles more than larger ones,” the U.S. Department of Energy stated on its fuel economy website.

4.

*fueleconomy.gov based percentages and savings on an assumed price of $3.07 per gallon.

‘Don’t Judge a Dick by its Foreskin: God, Life & Revolution’ by Max Gold Remember that guy you knew? You know, the one who was opinionated, argumentative … and you couldn’t stand him after 15 minutes? Author Max Gold elicits the same reaction. “Don’t Judge a Dick by its Foreskin” fails to live up to the expectations of its attention-grabbing title. Marketed as a companion to the humorous writings of Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert, the reader expects anti-establishment comedy and cutting political satire. But Gold’s would-be revolutionary rhetoric is more Glenn Beck than Thomas Paine. This is Gold’s first book and the format is simple: discuss major issues in the Western world — and force them down the reader’s throat. He wants the U.S. government to abolish the income tax and make English the world’s language. And that’s fine. Writers have a right to their beliefs. The problems arise in sound delivery and credibility — both of which are nonexistent in this text. We’re left with one-page arguments for Gold’s life philosophy, in which he favors yelling at anyone who disagrees with him over rational argument. He abandons even the pretense of citations or actual research. Gold ignores history and says guns should belong to everyone,

because “how can genocide occur, if the ethnicities targeted for slaughter own guns?” Gold’s statements are loud, angry — he’s a bully with a pen, throwing in curse words to somehow appeal to young readers. This is apparently meant to conceal the fact that Gold lacks any validity as a political writer. His background consists of comedy writing and personal websites calling for revolution. Hardly the man we would look to for political insight. Perhaps humor is his purpose? Well, Gold’s attempts at comedy are stuck in middle-school — when hating government made you a “rebel” and swearing was still taboo. And what a charmer he is. When discussing why multiple languages hurt global relations, Gold informs us, “With so many different languages it’s hard for everyone in the world to ‘get’ the same message to understand each other.” Gold utilizes such calculated, eloquent phrasing throughout the entire book. Upon closing the text, the reader is left with only one thought — what an ego. Despite a lack of sources and knowledge regarding any of these fundamental issues, Gold will let you know — he’s right. You, the reader, will be “educated” on why America is both fascist and socialist, and why government must stop funding public education. And it culminates with a July 4 march on Washington, D.C. How original. You can joke about Gold’s skewed logic. You can mock his delusions of grandeur. But in the end, this book is offensive to scholars and writers who put in the time and effort to study their political or historical topic. Without sources or skill, “Don’t Judge a Dick by its Foreskin” is nothing more than the rant of an overgrown teenager. — Courtney Holbrook

Sign a 1-year lease and get

$500 OFF your first month’s rent! Must present this coupon at valid time of initial signing, not r. offe er oth with any

Expires 2/28/11

&

Visit us at www.CarriageHouseAthens.com


VARIETY

The Red & Black | Monday, January 31, 2011 | 5

Rock trivia boasts Comic book featured in art gallery paranormal activity Black superhero DRAWING FROM THE SOUL

By KELLY CORBETT THE RED & BLACK For most people, professional wrestling doesn’t normally qualify as rock ‘n’ roll. And most of the trivia questions at Little Kings Shuffle Club on Monday nights are about music — but host Jonathan Thompson will throw in the occasional comic book, movie or pro-wrestling reference. “Sometimes they tell me I ask ridiculous questions,” Thompson said. He tries to then twist them around to at least make it seem like rock ’n’ roll, such as lead singer Scott Stapp of Creed writing a song for the Florida Marlins. “Tell me the top 15 bestselling albums of the 1990s in the U.S.,” is another example of a trivia tidbit asked. This particular query created some anger among the participants because, surprisingly, Garth Brooks had four entries and the Backstreet Boys had two. There’s also a creepy running joke amongst the regulars in attendance, since Thompson might have inadvertently killed a few people. “He’s got a knack for asking questions about rock stars and having them die that week,” bartender Daniel Aaron said. “He’s the grim reaper of rock ’n’ roll trivia.” Most recently, Charlie Louvin of The Louvin Brothers, a country musician from the ’50s, died Wednesday at the age of 83 — a week after Thompson featured him in a question. Thompson occasionally recycles material, but prefers to switch things up since there are some rock ’n’ roll regulars.

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL When: Tonight at 8 Where: Little Kings Shuffle Club Price: Free “There is a dedicated core that come in,” Thompson said. He has been hosting the trivia for nearly three years, with familiar faces popping in each week. “This whole silliness started in 2001 when they were having rock trivia at Transmetropolitan,” Thompson said. Transmetropolitan stopped holding rock trivia in 2004 and Thompson decided to bring it back in February 2008. “I try to make it as lighthearted as possible,” Thompson said. The top three winners receive bar tab prize — $20 for first place, $15 for second and $10 for third. “Last week, it was an “all-winner trivia,” Thompson said. There were only three teams, so everyone received a prize. “It’s fun and educational,” Aaron said. Every now and then, Thompson will give away other prizes; after the 2008 election, winners received plastic water guns. Thompson asks a total of 15 questions, ranging in difficulty. “The last question of the night is usually a big multi-parter,” Thompson said. “It can have anywhere from 15 to 30 parts.” Local musicians Brandon Reynolds of The Arcs and Jon Lester of Radio:Tahiti will sometimes substitute as the host if Thompson is unable to make it. “I’m the least musically talented, but I ask all of the music questions,” Thompson said.

premiered in ’90s By HEATHER KINNEY THE RED & BLACK

“Drawing from the Soul” uses a modern technique that recharges the punch of the black comic explosion of the ’90s. Revamped from a series of 11 trade paperback, black-and-white comic books, Brotherman is making the shift from past to present in the form of a graphic novel. “I’m working on a graphic novel which picks up where the 11th book left off 15 years ago,” said Dawud Anyabwile, artist and writer for the Brotherman comics series. Brotherman was instrumental in starting the black comics movement. “The book basically has a history behind it,” Anyabwile said. “It was historical because it was like the premier black comic book, with a black hero, published by a black family.” Paired with the series’ historical intrigue is the “Drawing from the Soul” exhibition showcasing the comics. “The Brotherman art show ... is unique in itself because everybody comes to the show and they haven’t even heard of a solo blackhero art exhibition — that is, in itself, historical,” Anyabwile said. He is giving a lecture and presentation alongside the hanging of a few choice pieces of art during the show. “My lectures are pretty broad in that I talk about not only my histo-

When: Tonight at 7 Where: Tate Student Center Grand Hall Price: Free More Information: Part of the 50th Anniversary of Desegregation

ry as an artist and an entrepreneur, but what our family went through to produce the comic book,” Anyabwile said. “I talk about the industry and the animation and the creative arts industry — about the experience working in New York and L.A.” Taking his inspiration from numerous concept artists, Anyabwile has done entrepreneurial work and freelance work, along with working for several companies. “I did a couple of ‘Pink Panther’ CD-roms [in New York] and when I went to L.A. I was a character designer on ‘Rugrats’ and ‘[The] Wild Thornberrys’ for Nickelodeon,” Anyabwile said. He has also been working at Cartoon Network and Turner Studios since he moved to Atlanta in 2000. “That is pretty much what I am doing full time but I’ve been bringing Brotherman back,” Anyabwile said. The final goal for the Brotherman comics is to further develop and continue on with the series. “We are going to expand, we are going to create more work, we are going to build 3-D structures and as it begins to travel more around the country we are going to get bigger and bigger until eventually we can take it overseas,”

Courtesy Dawud Anyabwile

S One of the first black comic books, featuring a black hero and published by a black family, ‘Brotherman’ will be on display in Tate. Anyabwile said. “Drawing from the Soul” focuses on inspiring viewers in a way that teaches them to tap within themselves and not be afraid to break the mold. “You’ve gotta draw from your own experiences and tell your story, because part of the story of what [my family] did was that we went against the odds,” Anyabwile said. “‘Drawing from the Soul’ means don’t worry about what everyone else is doing. You have to focus on what is coming from your spirit and tell your story, just like we did with this.”

Dr. Gary L. Achtemeier

Mrs. Sharon Kane

National Forest Service

Center for Agribusiness & Economic Development

Dr. Ibigbolade Simon Aderibigbe Religion & African Studies Institute

Mr. Kevin Kirsche

Mr. Pat Allen

Office of Sustainability

Community Relations

Dr. Wesley Allen Chemistry & Center for Computational Chemistry

Dr. Allen Amason Management

Dr. Alex Kojo Anderson Foods & Nutrition

Mrs. Allison Arnold

Dr. Nancy Flanagan Knapp Educational Psychology & Instructional Technology

Dr. Joan Koonce Housing & Consumer Economics

Dr. Linda Labbo Professor Emeritus Language & Literacy Education

Mathematics

Dr. R. Alan Langford, M.D.

Dr. Ben Ayers

Premedical Studies

Accounting

Dr. Douglas Bailey

Dr. Tom Lawrence Bio & Ag Engineering

Horticulture

listen up!

Prof. Randy Beck School of Law

Dr. John Bergstrom

Dr. Gina Lipscomb Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Dr. John Mativo

Ag & Applied Economics

Workforce Education

Mrs. Emily Blalock

Dr. D. Ray McClellan

Textiles, Merchandising, & Interiors

School of Music

Dr. Ron Blount Psychology

Dr. David Bradford Public Admin. & Policy

Dr. Phil Brannen Plant Pathology

Dr. Robert Bringolf

Dr. Karl V. Miller Wildlife Ecology & Management

Dr. Chris Morgan Ag Leadership, Education & Communication

Dr. David Mustard Economics

Forestry & Natural Resources

Dr. Luke Naeher

Dr. Russ Carlson

Public Health

Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

Dr. Tina Carpenter

Dr. Michael Neville Pharmacy

Accounting

Dr. Shiyou Chen Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Frank Churchman

‘Manifest Blasphemy’

At times, “Manifest Blasphemy” by Tallahassee-toAthens transplants Yo Soybean is utterly conventional. However, in its finer moments, there’s a transcendence past typical strum-along passages, and a clear emphasis on folk rock. It reads like a glib spirit-of-theage manifesto. “Send me to the moon, the computer and back,” sings Soybean front man Nicholas Mallis on album opener “Anticipation.” Throughout the album, Mallis frequently ties together consumer electronics with the idea of travel. Admittedly, cyber culture references can be hard to catch when they’re nestled into a mix full of rompstomp acoustic guitars and chortling banjo. The group manages to cover plenty of other ground, however, and not just in terms of the geographic distance conveyed by the album’s narratives (the band’s musical avatars travel all the way to Santa Fe by way of Connecticut, if pseudo-title track “Manifest Blasphemy 2” is to be believed). In “Breathing Down Our Necks,” Mallis and violinist/ vocalist Stephanie Jean Davis take on a winding duet whose aching melodic flourishes somehow manage to render the song’s oft-mentioned “beast with two backs” more tragic than comic. And of course, a record with the name “Manifest Blasphemy” wouldn’t be complete unless it contained at least a couple jibs in the direction of religion. Thankfully, the band doesn’t disappoint in this regard: “It’s time to rewrite your instruction book/’Cause Jesus and Achilles/Are laying in a hammock having smokes,” intones Mallis on “Anticipation.” It’s one of Blasphemy’s better lyrical turns, and it’s just this sense of impudence that keeps the record from getting lost in its own reverent folksiness. Mallis navigates some wide-ranging passages throughout “Blasphemy” that would induce fits in the average gravel-voiced folkster. There isn’t an overly taxing vocal reach to be found here — unaffected, airy cool is Mallis’s wheelhouse, and he maintains a very consistent tone throughout the record. Unfortunately, this consistency does not always suit the task at hand: “Paradise Found” gallops relentlessly forward like a minor-key campfire jam written by the ghost of Jesse James, but the track demands more grit and less windy mid-range. It’s a well-written tune that comports well with the flirting-with-the-devil themes of “Blasphemy,” but Tom Waits might feel more at home on this one after all. Still, there is something decidedly tasteful about updating old forms subtly, sprinkling in the odd contemporary accoutrement instead of, say, affixing a drum pad to the body of one’s banjo and calling it Mod. On Manifest Blasphemy, the members of Yo Soybean demonstrate a keen awareness of the relationship between content and aesthetic and a healthy respect for their folk forebears. — Colin Frawley

Communication & Special Ed

Dr. James Oloya

Pharmacy

Epidemiology & Biostatistics Population Health

Math & Science Education

Dr. Michael W. Overton

Dr. Chris Cornwell

Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Michael A. Covington Inst. for Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Cham Dallas Public Health

Prof. Brad Davis

Insurance

Dr. Dean Pringle Animal & Dairy Science

Dr. David Reeves Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman

Dr. Michael Robinson

Ag & Applied Economics

School of Music

Dr. Keith Delaplane

Mrs. Cherilyn Rumely

Dr. Peggy Emmelhainz Marketing

Dr. Jim Epperson Ag & Applied Economics

Dr. Jonathan Evans

Mathematics

Dr. Robert Rumely Mathematics

Dr. Henry F. Schaefer III Computational Quantum Chemistry

English

Dr. Jackie Sellers

Mr. Bill Favaloro

Bio & Ag Engineering

Environmental Safety Div.

Dr. Robin Southwood

Dr. Dale Gauthreaux

Pharmacy

Terry College

Dr. Yvette Q. Getch Counseling & Human Development

Dr. Scott Graffin

Dr. Adam Speir Bio & Ag Engineering

Dr. Randall Tackett

Management

Pharmacy

Dr. Kimberly Grantham

Dr. William Tollner

Marketing

Bio & Ag Engineering

Dr. Dale Greene

Dr. John Wagner

Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources

Christian Faculty Forum

Dr. Steven Pottier

Environmental Design

Entomology

www.uga.edu/cff

Mrs. Judi Oliver

Dr. Henry Cobb

Economics

To see more about the spiritual journey of these professors:

Pharmacy

Mathematics

Dr. Anna Conner

Yo Soybean

Dr. Merrill Norton

Dr. Dennis Hancock

Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jennifer R. Walker

Crop Management & Physiology

Microbiology

Dr. Tina M. Harris

Dr. A. Bruce Webster

Speech Communication

Poultry Science

Dr. Christian Heiss

Mr. Keith Wenrich

Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

Dr. Roger B. Hill

Assoc. Director Ramsey Student Center

Workforce Ed., Leadership & Social Foundations

Dr. Andy Whitford

Dr. Jim Hilliard Risk Mgmt. & Insurance

Dr. Nancy Hinkle Entomology

Dr. Trey Hood Political Science

Dr. Tim Hoover Microbiology

Dr. Karen Jones Workforce Ed., Leadership, & Social Foundations

Dr. Marcia Jones Center for Agribusiness & Economic Development

Public Administration & Policy

Dr. Robert Wicklein Workforce Ed., Leadership & Social Foundations Dr. Matt Wieland Accounting Dr. John Worley Bio & Ag Engineering Dr. Angela Yao Geography Dr. Michael F. Yoder Bio & Ag Engineering


6 | Monday, January 31, 2011 | The Red & Black

Mimi Ensley | Editor in Chief editor@randb.com Rachel G. Bowers | Managing Editor me@randb.com Courtney Holbrook | Opinions Editor opinions@randb.com

Our Take

Opinions

Phone (706) 433-3002 | Fax (706) 433-3033 opinions@randb.com | www.redandblack.com 540 Baxter Street, Athens, Ga. 30605

Majority opinions of The Red & Black’s editorial board

One last smoke SGA will vote on a proposed partial smoking ban on campus Tuesday

Smokers — hide your lights. The Student Government Association is coming after you. Well, not really. It is going to toss the controversial policy off to the University Police department. SGA is meeting Tuesday to vote on a proposal to ban nicotine-lovers from bus stops and doorways. SGA will hold a Wednesday student forum to take questions and comments. As much as the editorial board appreciates the downgrade from campus-wide to partial ban, we have a question: What’s the point? Many on-campus buildings ban smoking close to doorways. A wave of bus-stop carbon monoxide is just as damaging to your lungs as a two-second whiff of secondhand smoke outside of the Miller Learning Center. And we’ve yet to see how SGA plans to distribute University police officers outside of every single doorway on campus. The editorial board wonders how — and why — this plan should go into effect? The sponsor of the bill, Gregory Locke, insists this is “a very radical plan.” How? The only thing SGA is doing is planning a way to deny smokers the legal right to smoke — and then making it unenforceable. This is yet another useless proposal from the would-be politicians. Crippled by powerlessness on campus, they resort to hazy smoking proposals to maintain the appearance of legitimacy. Perhaps they are ready for U.S. politics? — Courtney Holbrook for the editorial board

Mailbox Obama correct in vetoing earmarks I am encouraged by President Barack Obama’s stance on earmarks, saying that he will veto any bill with them. Although it won’t save us any money, it will take the power to distribute departmental funds away from our Congress and into the hands of the executive branch (and, therefore, his agencies). I suspect they will be more progressive than the squabbling grandstanders in the Senate and the Tea Partiers in the House. One can only hope ... JAY STEPHENS Sophomore, Clarkesville History and Political science

Vampire column offensive to read Samantha Shelton’s commentary on Twilightstyle vampires (“Girls will always choose a vampire, Jan. 28) reads more like an article from Cosmopolitan than from the newspaper of an accredited university. I found it offensive and vulgar, and would be ashamed for someone outside of the University to see my place of learning

associated with such trash and nonsense. Using the words “we,” “our” and “us” no fewer than 13 times, she seems to truly believe that the common goal of every woman is to nab an Edward for herself. The statement, “… [Edward and Bill are] better than anyone you’ll meet in Athens” makes me wonder if anyone actually read this article before running it off to the printer. If this is how The Red & Black would like to represent our students, I, as an individual with respect for myself as well as for my university, must consider withdrawing support and interest in this publication. Ours is an institute of higher learning, not a housewives’ book club. MORGAN THOMPSON Freshman, Alpharetta Comparative literature

LETTERS POLICY Letters must include name, year in school, hometown, phone number, major or job title or other appropriate identification. Letters are edited for spelling, grammar, length, style and libelous material. All letters will be published — either in print or online.

Frustrated with too much homework? Wish the buses would actually show up on time? Then send your anonymous one-line opinions to opinions@randb.com for our Thursday “Sound Bites” feature.

Showdown: Super Bowl XLV Packers prevail

Steelers succeed

T

H

he stars at night are big and bright (clap, clap, clap, clap) deep in the heart of Texas. So goes the song and so should go Super Bowl XLV. Two teams. Both with historic success. Both with rabid fan bases from frigid cities. Both with stingy defenses led by men with girly hair. Both with big wins in the divisional round of the playoffs over avian opponents — the Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons. But only one team can win the Lombardi Trophy. And here are the reasons why that team is the Green Bay Packers. Quarterbacks: Aaron Rodgers scrambles better than eggs at breakfast. He’s more mobile than a cell phone. The only thing Big Ben Roethlisberger can run away from is a sexual assault case in Milledgeville. History: The Pittsburgh Steelers won six Super Bowls — more than any other team. Perhaps it’s time they gave someone else a chance to win one. The last Packers’ championship was in 1996, before Brett Favre fell victim to senility. Defense: The Steel Curtain has shown signs of rust with an injury to Troy Polamalu and the fines being accrued by James Harrison. Pro Bowl-bound Clay Matthews has put the “hair” in “harrowing” this season for a relentless Packers’ defense. Injuries: Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey is doubtful for Pittsburgh. The Packers have shown their team can sustain attrition after placing 17 players on injured reserve during this season. Big Man: The Packers occasionally use 340pound nose tackle B.J. Raji as a blocker on offense when a bulldozer wouldn’t be enough. Nicknamed “The Freezer,” Raji showed his versatility by returning an interception for a touchdown against the Bears. Names: Green Bay linebacker A.J. Hawk gives commentators ample opportunity to make “ball-hawk” puns. Competition: During its ascent from the sixth

Opinions expressed in The Red & Black are the opinions of the writers and not necessarily those of The Red and Black Publishing Company Inc. All rights reserved. Reprints by permission of the editors.

NEWS: 706-433-3002 News Editor: Rachel Bunn Associate News Editor: Polina Marinova Sports Editor: Nick Parker Variety Editor: Joe Williams Photo Editor: Sara Caldwell Design Editors: Amanda Jones, Haley Temple Copy Editors: Megan Holley, Beth Pollak Online Editor: Jessica Roberts Editorial Cartoonist: Sarah Quinn Editorial Adviser: Ed Morales

Editorial Assistant: Sarah Jean Dover Recruitment Editor: Katie Valentine Senior Reporter: Dallas Duncan Staff Writers: Umarah Ali, Jason Axlerod, Ryan Black, Mitch Blomert, Kelsey Byrd, Adam Carlson, Melissa Cohen, Lindsey Cook, Kelly Corbett, Jacob Demmitt, Zach Dillard, F.Tyler Elrod, Briana Gerdeman, Sarah Giarratana, Emily Grant, Mariana Heredia, Drew Hooks, Kathryn Ingall, Emily Karol, Elaine Kelch, Edward Kim, Heather Kinney, Alex Laughlin, Christopher Miller, Cody Nichelson, Tunde Ogunsakin, Robbie Ottley, Michael Prochaska, Travis Ragsdale, Adina Soloman, Tiffany

ROBERT CARNES

seed, Green Bay defeated the Eagles, Falcons and Bears — three of nature’s most feared predators. Conversely, Pittsburgh nearly lost its footing against the Jets, Achilles heel of the Patriots, forcing the Steelers to tiptoe into the final game. Logos: The Packers share their logo with this University’s athletic department. The Steelers can’t even put logos on both sides of their helmets. Momentum: Green Bay has won its last five games and done so largely on the road. The Steelers have benefited from playing at home thus far through the playoffs. Fans: The Packers are the only publicly owned NFL franchise, meaning the thousands of drunk people with foam cheese on their heads could be part-owners. All the Pittsburgh faithful have are those terrifying towels. On Nov. 28, I saw the Packers play in person. My Falcons won that game on a last-minute field goal. However, the Packers returned to the Georgia Dome two months later and dominated the more important game. Although Green Bay wasn’t the best team in the regular season, it improved and has played better on the biggest stages. This is the biggest stage of all. The Steelers are a good team, and this should be a competitive matchup. But someone has to lose. Come Feb. 7, the cheeseheads will be celebrating in the Wisconsin streets, which will be illadvised. It will be about 12 degrees out there. — Robert Carnes is a senior from Dunwoody majoring in newspapers

Our Staff

Stevens, Zachary Taylor, Eva Vasquez, Mary Walker Chief Photographer: Frances Micklow Photographers: Michael Barone, Avery Draut, Michael Harris, Emily Karol, Meagan Kelley, AJ Reynolds, Julianne Upchurch, Ally White, Dina Zolan Page Designers: Abbey Boehmer, Jan-Michael Cart, Becky Justice, Ana Kabakova, Christopher Miller, Charlee Russell

ADVERTISING: 706-433-3001 Advertising Director: Natalie McClure Student Ad Manager: Sarah Carlton

ide your kids, hide your wife, hide your Milledgeville sorority girls, the Steelers are going to Super Bowl XLV. This is Pittsburgh’s eighth Super Bowl, which ties for the most trips to the big show along with the Dallas Cowboys. And of the seven Super Bowls the Steelers have played, they’ve only lost one. The Steelers went 12-4 in the regular season, including a 3-1 start even with starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suspended for the first four games. Not to mention that the four teams they lost to — Baltimore, New England, New Orleans and the NY Jets — all went to the playoffs. The Green Bay Packers went 10-6, losing to some of the worst teams in the NFL this season, including the Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions. The biggest factor for a Steelers’ victory is that they’re scary as hell. The only thing scary about the Packers is the fact quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks like Skeletor. Throughout this season Roethlisberger has played on a broken foot and with an injured hamstring, been punched in the face, had his nose broken mid-game — and he won the 2009 Super Bowl with four broken ribs. His ability to scramble and either find the open receiver or run for the first down puts him in a league of his own — and he’ll get you every time. The Steelers are stacked, simple as that. If Roethlisberger’s bionic man resiliency wasn’t enough, the Steelers possess Super Bowl XL MVP and former Bulldog receiver Hines Ward, who may be best known for breaking Cincinnati Bengal’s Keith River’s jaw in 2008. Wide receiver Mike Wallace is the secondfastest receiver in the NFL. And the first-fastest ain’t playing for the Packers. I personally wouldn’t want to play against linebacker James Harrison — who has been fined four times this season for dangerous hits. Also, the combined power of safety Troy Polamalu’s hair and

CAITLIN WILSON

defensive end Brett Keisel’s beard could win the game on its own. It’s said the Steelers play 16 home games every season. This is because Steelers fans are everywhere — and certifiably insane. The black-and-yellow wearing, towel-twisting, “Renegade”-loving Steeler Nation accounts for more than 1.6 million fans on Facebook. The Packers have about 900,000. When the Steelers played the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL, Steeler Nation outnumbered Seahawks’ fans 25 to 1. OK, maybe cheaplymade bright yellow towels aren’t really all that terrifying. But neither is cheese. If that’s not enough, fate is on the Steelers’ side. Pittsburgh is going for its seventh Super Bowl title; Roethlisberger wears No. 7 and is in his seventh season with the team. Go ahead and mess with that sign from football heaven, Green Bay, but I wouldn’t want to get back on the plane to Title Town with that hovering over my cheese-laden head. The Packers are a good team. But quarterback Rodgers can’t win the game by himself. But if the Packers lose, perhaps Rodgers can finally get some sleep. He looks like he hasn’t gotten any shut-eye in years, judging by those dark circles around his eyes. Cowboys Stadium was constructed with 14,100 tons of steel, and it’s about to get a lot more. Black and yellow, black and yellow, black and yellow. — Caitlin Wilson is a junior from Conyers majoring in English

Editorial board members include Mimi Ensley, Rachel G. Bowers, Robert Carnes, Courtney Holbrook, Robbie Ottley and Joe Williams.

Inside Sales Manager: Haley Winther Account Executives: Carolyn Evers, Nick Henner, Andrew Love, Sarah Overstreet, Rebecca Tonne Sales Associates: Ally Macatee, Marisa Negri, Zach Smith, Sharanya Vijaykumar, Kennan Wood Advertising Assistants: Laurel Holland Classifieds Representatives: Sarah Oldaker, Jenna Vines Circulation Manager: Blake Molina Creative Assistant: Olivia Scarborough Assistant Production Manager: Joshua Trey Barnett Production Assistants: Nicollette Childs,

Jenni Chiu, Elaine Kelch, Elizabeth Stewart Production Manager: Sam Pittard Publisher: Harry Montevideo Office Manager: Erin Beasley Assistant Office Manager: Megan Yue Cleaning Person: Mary Jones The Red & Black is published Monday through Friday fall and spring semesters and each Thursday summer semester, except holidays and exam periods, by The Red & Black Publishing Company Inc., a non-profit campus newspaper not affiliated with the University of Georgia. Subscription rate: $195 per year.


SPORTS

The Red & Black | Monday, January 31, 2011 | 7

NCAA tournament hopes fleeting Injured Gym Dogs contribute to win T

he Georgia men’s basketball team probably wants to forget last week. After Saturday’s 66-60 shortcoming against Kentucky and a doubleovertime loss to Florida last Tuesday, the Bulldogs (14-6, 3-4) find themselves sitting in last place of the SEC East — only a week after they had a shot of leading it. Conference play seems to have dulled the edge that gave Georgia a nine-game winning streak, which lasted more than a month and gave the team a No. 24 ranking four weeks ago. That is now in the distant past. Now the Bulldogs are just fighting to secure one of the final atlarge bids in the NCAA tournament. There’s no doubt that SEC play — especially against East opponents — has put a damper on Georgia’s hot streak. The Bulldogs have lost three of their last four and are 1-4 against the East. But of those four losses, only one has been against a non-ranked opponent — Tennessee. The Volunteers have a Ratings Percentage Index of 22. (The RPI is a ratings system that factors in a team’s strength of schedule.) And the loss was only by two. In fact, all six of Georgia’s losses have come against teams with RPIs higher than the Bulldogs’ 46 — all but one are in the top 20. Against SEC East opponents, Georgia has fallen short by a margin of 6.8 points. Meanwhile, Georgia has outscored both SEC West opponents it has faced by 22 points and faces two more with Arkansas and Auburn this week. And the SEC West may be the only place the Bulldogs get wins, as they continue to struggle in the SEC East competition. “We don’t have to go undefeated the rest of the year to accomplish something,” Georgia head coach Mark Fox said. “I think that every team is going to have a loss or two

By ROBBIE OTTLEY THE RED & BLACK

FRANCES MICKLOW | The Red & Black

S Dustin Ware and the Bulldogs saw their NCAA tournament hopes take a serious dip with back-to-back losses last week and will need to get hot to end the season to earn a bid.

MITCH BLOMERT from this point forward. You don’t want too many of them, but we have to win more than we lose, that’s for sure.” The NCAA Tournament should be the team’s goal. But to get there, the Bulldogs need quality wins. A home win against Kentucky earlier this month was a step in the right direction, but more are needed to punch their ticket on Selection Sunday. A win over Xavier on Feb. 8 would be a quality one for the Bulldogs and a big non-conference

win would impress the Tournament Selection Committee. The Musketeers are the Atlantic-10 Conference leader and a sure NCAA Tournament attendee, whether it be by winning their conference or through an at-large pick with their 18th-ranked RPI. A win at Tennessee or Florida would fit the bill, too. The Bulldogs need to win six of their last nine SEC games, and beat Xavier to ensure their tournament bid. Anything less and they’ll need to do damage in the SEC tournament. Either way, we’ll know a lot more after this week. Two straight SEC losses is one thing, but two more this week would likely put Georgia’s NCAA Tournament chances away for good. — Mitch Blomert is a sports writer for The Red & Black

Lady Dogs drop second SEC road test By RYAN BLACK THE RED & BLACK

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL LSU 47, Georgia 41

Porsha Phillips’ last game in Baton Rouge is one she will no doubt expunge from her memory bank. The Lady Bulldog senior forward — who began her career at LSU before transferring to Georgia after her freshman year — scored just one point and went 0-of-7 from the field in the Lady Bulldogs’ 47-41 loss to the Lady Tigers Sunday evening. But Phillips was not the only Lady Bulldog who struggled to put the ball in the basket. Georgia shot just 29.1 percent Sunday — a season-worst. Lady Bulldogs head coach Andy Landers lauded his opponent’s tenacious defense. “There’s not going to be a dribbledrive game,” he said in his post-game radio interview. “That is what their defense is designed to do — make you shoot it from the outside. I thought our LANDERS setups and our shots on three were really, really good. We just didn’t hit them. Offensively, we’re way, way short of the mark.” The only Lady Bulldog who did not succumb to the offensive woes the rest of the team suffered was sophomore forward Jasmine Hassell. Hassell scored a game-high 16 points on 5-for-8

shooting and tied for the team-high in rebounds with six. “We said before the game this is not a defense that is going to let you drive it inside,” Landers said. “Hassell was great when she got the ball [inside], and I thought the guards were great in getting her the ball there.” Georgia jumped out to a 2-0 lead over LSU (15-8, 5-4) just 48 seconds in, but a 3-pointer by Latear Eason 26 seconds later put the Lady Tigers ahead 3-2 and gave LSU a lead it would not relinquish. Landers blamed a slow start in the first half for setting a bad tone early, and now the team returns to Athens not only with a two-game losing streak in hand, but also looking for answers as to how to turn it around. Landers offered up a simple solution. “To get better, your pieces have to get better and we can’t continue to play like we played yesterday and be better today,” he said. Georgia’s next game is in the friendly confines of Stegeman Coliseum Thursday at 7 p.m. when it takes on the Arkansas Lady Razorbacks. In the first meeting between the teams this season on Jan. 13, the Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Razorbacks 59-56 on Jan. 13 in Fayetteville.

The Red & Black publishes daily during each semester according to the University schedule. Ads may be placed Monday - Friday 9 a.m. 5 p.m. in our office at 540 Baxter St. or call 433-3011 and charge it to your MasterCard, VISA, or American Express. Prepayment is required. Ads can also be faxed via form to 433-3033 or e-mailed to classifieds@randb.com .

HOUSING AND EMPLOYMENT RATE (0-25 words)

1st Day/Skip days.....................................................$9.00 3 Consecutive Days.................................................$25.00 5 Consecutive Days.................................................$35.00 10 Consecutive Days...............................................$65.00

BUSINESS RATE (All commercial other than housing and employment) (0-25 words) 1st Day/Skip days.....................................................$7.00 3 Consecutive Days.................................................$19.00 5 Consecutive Days.................................................$31.00 10 Consecutive Days...............................................$61.00

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 BR. Awesome close to campus. Houses for Fall! Historical houses, modern amenities. Porches, yards. Pet friendly. $350-$1850 mo. luckydawg96@hotmail.com 1BR APTS W/ 1 MONTH FREE & NO PET FEE! Close to Campus & Downtown from $380-$425 NO SD w/ acceptable credit. That’s only $350-$390 w/ special. www.ambroseproperties.postlets.com. 706549-2500 2BR 2.5BA CONDO $890/mo. Nice, just off campus walk to class or take UGA bus. Aples closets & storage, deck, microwave, W/D, DW, 2 car spaces. hojogaaz@yahoo.com. 404429-3794. 2BR APTS $550- $650 w/ 1 MONTH FREE! NO PET FEE! NO SD w/ good credit! Blocks to campus & downtown. W/D included. Only $505-$596 w/ current special. www.ambroseproperties.postlets.com 706549-2500

2BR 2BA DUPLEX $650. w/ 1 MONTH FREE! NO PET FEE! NO SD w/ acceptable credit! Under $600 w/ current special. 2 miles from downtown. Unit comes with W/D, DW, microwave. Includes sec sys monitoring, lawn maintenance, & pest control. SD of $400 fully refundable. Owner/Agent www.ambroseproperties.postlets.com 706-549-2500 3 & 4 BR new houses avail 8/1! Great dwntn location, LG BRs, tile, HW flrs, security & sound sys. 706-7130626. www.newagepropertiesathens.com 3BR 2BA DUPLEX $750 W/ 1 MONTH FREE! NO PET FEE! NO SD w/ acceptable credit! Under $700 w/ current special. 2 miles from downtown. Unit comes with W/D, dw, microwave. Includes sec sys monitoring, lawn maintenance, & pest control. SD of $450 fully refundable. Owner/Agent 706-549-2500 www.ambroseproperties.postlets.com

didn’t capitalize on the opportunity.” In a sign of just how Georgia gymnastics greatly injuries have affecthead coach Jay Clark may ed the Gym Dogs, Clark be a psychic. sent only five gymnasts to Clark correctly foresaw compete on vault Friday. the health issues that con“We didn’t have a tinue to plague the Gym choice,” Clark said. “Five is Dogs (6-1) this year. He what we had. They either knew freshman Lindsey were trying too hard to Cheek would be a breakout stick the landing and the competitor, and he’s been vault got small, or they watching her since she was were just sloppy all the way 5 years old. How did he through it.” think his team would fare A bright spot of the in its first SEC road meet meet came with the return this weekend? of several Gym Dogs who “Sometimes you get had been sidelined by injululled to sleep, you’re at ries. Junior Kat Ding home three meets in a row remained in the lineup … [and] you get a comfort Friday despite injuries to level that is just not realis- her legs, and junior Gina tic,” Clark said Tuesday. “If Nuccio performed a bars we start taking anything routine after spraining her for granted, then we can ankle during the meet very easily go the other against West Virginia two direction.” weeks ago. But Ding and Georgia indeed took a Nuccio performed just one step in the other direction routine each. Much more Friday in a road meet significant was the return against Kentucky. The of sophomore Shayla Gym Dogs finished with a Worley, who missed last victory, 195.550-195.000, but week’s meet against their score was well below Auburn with illness. Worley their season average of said she was glad she 196.188. missed only one The gymnasts meet. said they felt a gen“It felt great to eral sense that they be able to compete didn’t live up to again,” Worley said. their message of Clark also praised “Win Today” on Worley’s perforFriday. mance as “the best “It was just a one she had done to lackluster, uninthis point in the spired, undisciyear.” Clark said plined look to what CLARK Worley had yet to we did,” Clark said. live up to her full “You can’t do that in very potential, and though she many places and think still made minor mistakes you’re gonna win.” on Friday, she’s turned the The team set a season corner toward fulfilling her high on balance beam, with prospects. “She can help a score of 49.175, and also provide us with a little bit scored more than 49 on of that competitive edge uneven bars. However, because of the way she has scores less than 49 on vault the ability to execute,” and floor exercises left the Clark said. “And she had a Gym Dogs disappointed different look in her eye.” with those two events. Added Worley: “When “We won two events, it’s taken away from you started out strong and like that, it does give you ended strong, but in the this new fuel and fire.”Clark middle … we lost it and said his team will be in the didn’t keep it together same mental place as mentally,” senior Cassidy Worley next week, as the McComb said. Gym Dogs go on the road Clark said he felt the to face No. 12 Arkansas. team’s lack of mental focus Part of the re-orientation was chiefly to blame for will come after a week of their difficulties Friday good old-fashioned hard night. The Gym Dogs still work. faced adversity, but had Clark’s been shying began to see their perfor- away from pressing his mance as automatic, he team too hard so far this said, and that had led them season to keep from exacto be “lulled to sleep” as he erbating health issues. But had feared. with any luck, the worst of “I was just very unhappy the injuries are over and with how absorbed they the team can start to ramp were with how they were up its training. feeling and not with task at “I want to protect them hand. And it was exactly and I want to make good what I had warned them decisions … [but] our lack about on Monday,” Clark of training in some spots is said. “The opportunity was making us a little bit soft,” there with the lineup we Clark said. “We’re gonna put out there for us to go bring the intensity level up 197 [Friday night], and we a little bit.”

Classifieds

4/5BR WINDSOR PLACE CONDO COMPLETELY REMODELED All new flooring, cabinets, granite countertops, plumb & elec fixtures, appliances, & HVAC. Available 8/1. $1500. Owner/Agent. Ambrose Properties 706-549-2500.

GREAT 2BR 1BA house. Great central location. 50% off first month rent. HW floors, big sun-deck, IKEA kitchen, W/D. Dog fence on back side. 404-368-8043 for more info. Photos and more: http://www.rentals.com/Georgia/Athens/r1125042/

4BR 4BA TOWNHOUSES CLOSE TO CAMPUS. 2 LARGE LRS, LARGE UTILITY ROOM, W/D, DW, GARBAGE DISPOSAL, LARGE DECK, ALARM SYSTEM. 2500 SQFT. $1300/MO. 706-549-2500.

NOW PRE-LEASING for Fall 2011. 4BR 2BA properties available very close to campus. CityBlock Properties. 706-296-9546. www.cityblock.biz

5 PTS. 2BR 1BA. Great location. Great for grad student. Walk to campus. W/D, CHAC, nice patio. Pets ok. $650-$700/mo. Avail 8/1. Call 706-3692908. ADORABLE 3BR 2BA, close to campus. New master BA w/ double sink. HW flrs, fenced back yd. W/D, DW, CHAC. Avail 8/1. $1250/mo. 706-369-2908. AWESOME VICTORIAN 4BR 2.5BA house. 1/2 mi from campus. Huge rooms, HW flrs. 2 LRs, patio, high ceilings, DW, W/D, CHAC. Pets ok. Avail 8/1. $1850/mo. 706-369-2908. CLOSE TO CAMPUS and downtown. 4BR 3BA house. W/D, DW, CHAC. Deck off back. $850/mo. 706-549-2500. FALL PRELEASES. BEST rentals in Athens! 1-5BR houses, apts, condos, In the heart of UGA/Dwntn/5pts. Avail Aug! Call 706-369-2908 for more info. GREAT 4BR 4BA house. 1/2 mi from campus. Front porch, back deck, nice yd, DW, W/D, CHAC. Pets ok. Avail 8/1. Special! $1500/mo. 706-369-2908.

NOW PRE-LEASING for Fall! Houses, condos & townhomes 1 to 5 bedrooms. Five Points, Downtown & Eastside. Great locations at unbeatable rates. Aaron 706-207-2957. SPECIALS on S. Milledge Ave! Pre-leasing for summer and fall Hunter’s Run 2br/2ba $720 3br/2ba $800 4br/4ba $1200 W/D, alarm system, pets welcome hancockpropertiesinc.com 706-552-3500

NOW SUBLEASING! 1 person for 5 BR/BA house. New house, less than 1 mi from campus. $400/mo. Other roommates are male UGA students. Reid at 770486-0595.

ESL CLASSES NATIVE speaker. Twelve years experience. $40 for one hour or $100 for 3 hours. Contact Noah 330-631-6854 or email noahpunp@hotmail.com.

CLASSIFIEDS DISCLAIMER

The Red & Black does not verify, investigate, or endorse any classified ad. Readers are urged to use caution when responding to an ad.

! BARTENDING! UP to $250/day. No experience necessary. Training available. Become a bartender. 1-800-965-6520 ext 106. CAMP COUNSELORS, MALE/FEMALE, needed for overnight camps in PA. mountains. Have fun while working with children outdoors. Teach/assist with A&C, aquatics, media, music, outdoor rec, tennis & more. Apply on-line at www.pineforestcamp.com

OUTSIDE GOLF OPERATIONS personnel needed by Athens Country Club. Part time hours including nights and weekends. Apply in person, Tues through Thurs at the ACC Golf Shop and ask for Brandon. 706-354-7111.

IRISH PUB SEEKING fun, highly motivated, hard working bartenders and door staff. Apply at Cutters Pub. 120 E Clayton Street.

STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM PAID Survey Takers Needed In Athens. 100% FREE To Join. Click On Surveys.

Previous puzzle’s solution 1 3 5 7

9 7 4 5

5 1 8

4 6 2

6 8 3

6 2 9

8 5 7 6

1 9 4

7 2 3 1

9 6

2 6 9

4 7 1

1 3 4

7 4 8

8 5

9 3 2

6 8 3

5 1 7

3 5 8 4

7 1 2

8 6 3

2 9 1

4 3 7 6

5 1 7

1 4 6 5

6 4 8

2 5 9

9 8 1 5

1 9 7

6 7 8 2

3 5 4 6

5 1 6 9

4 3

2 6 5 4

7 2 1

4 9 8

5 2 8

4 9 1

7 5 9

6 8 7 5

8 9 1 4

6 8 2

3 7

9 3 6

1 4 3

2 6 3

8 3 4

3 1 4 6

5 7

9 2 1

1 4 9 8

4 8 9

5 9 1 2

6 7 5

4 7 2

3 6 1 8

2 3 6 4

5 2 9

1 7 5

7 4 1

6 2 9 3

8 5 3 7

9 8 6

8 7 3 9

5 8 3

1 9 2 7

4 3 1 8

6 5 9 2

9 2 7 6

7 4 1

2 4 5

3 6 4

7 4 1

5 6

2 9 5

6 8 3

2 4 3 7

3 8 6 4

5 9 1 8

1 7 9

4 3 2

The Japanese puzzle Sudoku relies on reasoning and logic. To solve it, fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3 by 3 box contains the digits 1 through 9. Nothing has to add up to anything else.

SUMMER OF A LIFETIME at CAMP WEEQUAHIC. Join our staff as a counselor and instructor in one of our 40 activity areas. Must be fun, responsible, and want to make a difference in children’s lives. Email tony@weequahic.com and visit us Jan 31 in Ramsey at Camp Fair. APPLY online www.weequahic.com

THE RED & BLACK is now accepting applications for a

Spring Semester Business Intern Great opportunity to gain real world business skills while working in a fun environment. Must be available MWF 1:30 to 3:30. Visit our website: www.redandblack.com for more information and an application.

TENNIS INSTRUCTOR NEEDED for local recreation department beginning March. Teaching experience required. www.tennisforlife.net, click on staff, application form. Call 706-613-3592.

8

1

6

9

4

2

7

5

3

2

3

7

1

5

8

4

6

9

9

4

5

6

3

7

8

1

2

4

7

2

3

8

1

5

9

6

1

5

8

2

6

9

3

7

4

3

6

9

5

7

4

1

2

8

5

8

1

4

2

6

9

3

7

7

2

3

8

9

5

6

4

1

6

9

4

7

1

3

2

8

5


SPORTS

8 | Monday, January 31, 2011 | The Red & Black

Dogs’ video system top in country By ZACH DILLARD THE RED & BLACK

SEAN TAYLOR| The Red & Black

S Georgia football’s updated video recording system brings the team an edge in recruiting.

Near the main lobby of the Butts-Mehre Building’s expansion, there is a room no larger than a typical bedroom. The walls are a sterile white, and while standing in any one spot, an Apple computer is never more than a couple feet away. The feeling of tradition, which abounds throughout the new complex, is lost in this environment, giving way to the colder touch of technology. But this is Georgia football’s new headquarters for their film database, a stateof-the-art system that rivals that of any college or professional football program in the country.

More specifically, it is the brainchild of a longtime Georgia football staff member. “This is Joe Tereshinski’s baby,” said Josh Brooks, who was named associate athletic director of internal operations Jan. 21. Tereshinski has since moved on from video coordinator to head strength and conditioning coach, but he still has a visible passion for film study and its benefits. The 58-yearold former player and longtime coach stressed the need for an upgrade when renovations to ButtsMehre broke ground more than a year ago. By all accounts, he got his wish. “Georgia’s video recording system is the best in

the country — there’s not a with the entire film dataprofessional team, there’s base at his fingertips. Hired not a college team that can away from the Jacksonville beat it,” Tereshinski Jaguars to fill the said. “What it is is a vacancy left by system that no other Tereshinski’s prouniversity has. We motion, Georgia’s haven’t changed our new video coordinavideo system in tor said the quality eight years — we of the film and the were still using speed the new sysequipment that was tem provides will be 25 years old. So this a distinct advanwas the time to tage for Georgia’s TERESHINSKI upgrade ours.” coaching staff. The upgrades “We’ll shoot on start in the brand-new film Panasonic P2 cameras — room where video on high-definition cameras — games, practices and and we’ll shoot the games recruits is stored on three and practices on that. video servers and two data- Right after a game, within base servers. In all, the new about 15 to 20 minutes, system has the capabilities we’ll have the whole game for holding up to 110 tera- on their little MacBook,” bytes of space. said Greene, who also said Brett Greene is the man Georgia is the only collegiate program in the country running football software on Apple computers. “We’re going to be the first college using HD. So we’re going to be shooting our practices and our games in HD. And we’re actually the first college or pro team to go that route,” Tereshinski said. “We were just at the point where we couldn’t wait.” Coaches can gain access to the digitalized film database from almost any room in the complex, or at home using their iPads, for showing video to players or other coaches. Additionally, 60 scholarship football players will receive iPads this semester to be able to watch film outside of the football complex as well. Many staffers said they believes the upgrade in technology will provide an edge on the football field and in the world of recruiting student-athletes. For a $40 million investment, vaulting up to the front of the “athletic arms race” is to be expected. But the leap forward, is far greater than most on staff expected. XOS, the preeminent digital company for college and professional football teams, told Tereshinski that Georgia is “10 years in the future.” And for a guy who has been involved in film study his whole career, that is music to the ears.

NE LO WE WL Y RE D R AT ES

!

2 Bedroom/ 2 Bathroom Furnished . . . . .$420 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bathroom Unfurnished . . . $410 4 Bedroom/ 4 Bathroom Furnished . . . . $349 4 Bedroom/ 4 Bathroom Unfurnished . . . $339


January 31, 2011 Issue