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The dead will rise this month, using headstones to tell stories. Page 5. Vol. 117, No. 114 | Athens, Georgia

Chile earthquake leaves student waiting for news By TIFFANY STEVENS The Red & Black


Eva Vasquez and her brother are checking Facebook for a very important kind of status update. Vasquez, a third-year journalism major and variety writer for The Red & Black, said she first heard from some of

her family in Chile on Facebook after Saturday morning’s devastating earthquake. “We got a post on Facebook that my cousin, Marcello, said all of his immediate family were all accounted for,” Vasquez said. “We’ve heard from some of them, but not everyone yet. But Facebook was actually how we did it,

figuring out where everyone was.” The earthquake, which hit the coast of Chile at a magnitude of 8.8 on the Richter scale, caused damage in several major cities in the South American country. The New York Times reported Saturday’s earthquake left Chile with more

than 700 dead and 2 million displaced, and numbers may still rise. Vasquez said it was hard to watch the news reports about the disaster. “On the news, it’s devastating because it’s a beautiful, beautiful place, and seeing how all these age-old buildings have been destroyed is


heartbreaking,” she said. “It’s just a waiting game for everyone to check in.” Some University officials worked Saturday to hear from students studying abroad in Chile when the earthquake occurred. Kasee Laster, director of study See CHILE, Page 3

More vegan, vegetarian options requested By DALLAS DUNCAN The Red & Black

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▲ Guard DeMario Mayfield chipped in five points as the Georgia bench scored 31 points in Saturday’s win.

Georgia’s bench steps up to relieve starters in win Men’s Basketball Georgia 78, Florida 76

By NICK PARKER The Red & Black “Boost” hasn’t been a term synonymous with the contribution of a bench that has been outscored 499 to 389 on the season. But according to head coach Mark Fox, the bench for the Georgia men’s basketball provided a “big boost” in it’s 78-76 win over Florida Saturday. All season, Georgia’s starters have been saddled with the burden of playing an inordinate amount of minutes, leaving

them with little juice to finish off games down the stretch. As a result, Georgia has lost eight games in which it was within one possession in the final minute. So when Travis Leslie and Ricky McPhee were forced to the bench for the final four minutes of the first half against Florida with foul trouble, the Georgia collapse appeared imminent.

“Coach [Fox] has been stressing to us that the bench has to come in and help and not just mess it up,” said backup point guard Vincent Williams. The Georgia bench not only didn’t mess it up, but it built on the lead, propelling Georgia to a 10-0 run over the final 2:36 of the first half to take a 15-point halftime lead. That pivotal stretch was led by freshman guard DeMario Mayfield, who hadn’t seen action in four games, but still recorded each of his career-high five See WIN, Page 8

Layoffs, tuition hikes possible after additional cuts By CAREY O’NEIL The Red & Black University officials will announce today how they plan to cut an additional $60 million from the budget of the fiscal year beginning this July. These cuts will bring the total University budget reduction to $104 million, a significant increase from the $44 million cut already planned. Katie Barlow, president of the Student Government Association, said she has no idea where the University will find the money, but she didn’t discount and tuition increases and layoffs. “When we’re at the bottom of the barrel, there’s nowhere else to look sometimes,” she said. University President Michael

Adams said January the University was already planning layoffs with the $44 million cuts, but with this new round of reductions, students can expect a tuition increase to make up for lost funds. Although no numbers have been announced, University System Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr. pointed out to state officials Wednesday it would take a 77 percent tuition hike to make up the difference without cutting from other areas. Although such the potential tuition increase may not be as high as 77 percent, any tuition hike raises questions about the future of the HOPE Scholarship. “It’s about us. It’s about all those other things — it’s about jobs, it’s about faculty and staff, but it’s about us,” Barlow said. “There’s so many possibilities that


all of the students need to, first of all, tell their legislatures this is how they feel about it.” Tuition increases have been used in the past to deal with budget deficits. Last spring, the Board of Regents increased tuition 25 percent for in-state students and 15 percent for those from out of state. The board also eliminated the “Fixed for Four” plan, which guaranteed students’ tuition, opening the door for even more increases. Aside from tuition bumps and job losses, the University may be forced to slash funding to specific programs. The repercussions of this most recent budget cut could be felt well beyond the University. “Some schools, with budget cuts this big, can’t survive,” Barlow said.

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▲ A UGA HEROs hot dog eating contest at Terrapin Brewing Company on Friday tested the limits of students’ appetites and endurance. Story page 3.


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See how Georgia’s teams fared over the weekend in competition. Pages 6, 7 and 8. News......................... 2 Opinions................... 4

Next fall, more vegan and vegetarian food choices may be available in the University’s dining halls, in addition to the normal fall fare. Representatives from Speak Out for Species, a campus animal rights advocacy group, met with Food Services officials Thursday to speak about their concerns regarding vegan options in dining halls. “I had a hard time finding exciting vegetarian options to try in my freshman and sophomore years,” Suzie Fatkin, a graduate student from Warner Robins and SOS copresident, said in an e-mail interview. “My meals became very starchy and monotonous.” Fatkin said this lack of choice spurred her to petition for increased vegetarian and vegan options in the dining halls. She said vegetarians do not eat meat, and vegans choose to abstain from all animal products. “More vegan options is something FLOYD both omnivores and vegetarians can enjoy and benefit from,” Fatkin said. Fatkin said she was pleased J. Michael Floyd, executive director of Food Services, agreed to meet with SOS. “Although he seemed a little hesitant to change, Mr. Floyd was open to new recipes,” she said. “Speak Out for Species has another meeting planned with Food Services in April, where we will work with him to make changes to the fall menu.” Floyd said no existing foods would be removed from the menu to make room for these new choices. “We look at vegetarian and vegan choices as another food option for our students,” he said. “What we see is most of our students will sample See FOOD, Page 3

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Large animal, rural vets needed Job surplus in animal health By RACHEL BUNN The Red & Black Many industries are making cuts in jobs, but veterinarians may not need to worry — veterinary medicine is one of the few fields where there is actually a surplus of jobs. Sheila Allen, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, said the shortage affects all areas of veterinary practice. “There certainly is a shortage of veterinary practitioners in rural areas,” Allen said. “It’s also a shortage in vets who work in the public health sector.” Allen said the college is offering more hands-on experience for students in the veterinary school to help them better prepare for the real world. She said the college wants to engage students interested in rural areas and large animals — the two areas with the greatest shortage. Along with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine sponsors the Food Animal Veterinary Incentive Program, a program helping to alleviate the shortage of veterinarians in rural areas and veterinarians who have food animal

specialties, such as cows, chickens and pigs. Students accepted into the Food Animal VIP are guaranteed entry into the College of Veterinary Medicine. The program began in 2006 and accepts five students per year. Students accepted into the program are mentored by faculty in both CAES and the College of Veterinary Medicine, and receive opportunities to participate in specialized research and internships. Allen said the first group of Food Animal VIP students will enter the College of Veterinary Medicine this fall. Beth Westeren graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 but took an internship instead of going straight into the work force. Westeren said she took the internship to make herself more competitive for better jobs. “The shortage of vets does make me hopeful — however, it is difficult to go out and start your own practice,” she said. Westeren said a lot of the towns experiencing shortages have no veterinary practitioners. Most graduates need mentorship and financial help after they graduate, and rural areas often cannot provide this. “The average debt for a vet grad is $130,000 to $140,000 in the United States,” she said. “The average salary for a new grad var-

ies. For small animal [veterinarians], it’s about $63,000 a year, which is a lot lower than people think. Large animal can be much lower, especially in rural areas.” Jordan Kirkpatrick, a freshman in the College of Veterinary Medicine, said she was confident she would be able to find a job, but was more concerned with the amount of debt she was incurring. “We have the same amount of debt as med students, or human doctors, but we get paid a lot less,” she said. Kirkpatrick and Westeren said there are some programs to encourage students to serve in underpaying areas. Westeren said the government offers a loan forgiveness program for graduates who wish to serve in rural areas. “A lot of job offers are in undesirable areas and need some additional incentive,” she said. Kirkpatrick said she was thinking about applying for several different scholarships and internships to help offset the cost of veterinary school. She said the military and the United States Department of Agriculture both provide scholarships for veterinary students, as long as students commit to work for the organization after they graduate. “For the USDA, you have to work for them in the summer and then work for as many years

Student assaulted at dance club By CAREY O’NEIL The Red & Black A University student was found unconscious in a pool of his own blood early Sunday morning, according to the student. Philip Goo, a graduate student from Atlanta, was transported from The Loft night club to Athens Regional Medical Center at 12:45 a.m. after a club employee flagged down a police officer to report an injury, according to the Athens-Clarke County Police report. “I think it was right in the middle of the dance

floor at The Loft,” Goo told The Red & Black Sunday. “I pulled the coma dance move of drop down and pass out.” Goo said he was assaulted after separating a friend and a man who were about to fight. After separating the two, Goo sent his friend away and tried to calm the man. “I said to the dude, ‘Relax,’ and then — boom,” Goo said. “I guess some people go out looking for a fight.” According to the police report, Goo was unable to give details about his assailant and Goo told The


Police Documents Red & Black there were multiple reasons his memory was fuzzy. “I was pretty drunk at the time,” he said. “But also, I got totally knocked out.” Goo was released from the hospital soon after he was admitted, but sustained several injuries including a facial fracture and a laceration across his forehead at his hairline. “It’s pretty cool,” he said. “Frankenstein-esque.”

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▲ The Vet Med school and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offer a mentoring program for aspiring vets to lessen the animal medicine job shortage. as they pay for your school once you graduate,” Kirkpatrick said. Allen said the reason there is a shortage in certain areas of veterinary medicine is because students are vying for the highestpaying jobs to relieve some of their debt. There are only 28 veterinary medicine schools in the United States, and Allen said many American students end up going overseas to pursue a veterinary degree. “Overseas, they accumulate so much educational debt, and

that limits the number of graduates willing to go rural places,” Allen said. The College of Veterinary Medicine only admits 102 students per year, but receives between 550 and 570 applications. Allen said the school is planning to build a new building to increase enrollment by about 150 students over the next five to 10 years. “It is a national problem that has been brewing for some time,” Allen said. “Needs have outstripped the resources.”


CRIME NOTEBOOK Nishita Kishorbhai Lad, 21, was arrested and charged with DUI at a police checkpoint on Macon Highway at Timothy Road. She was arrested at 2:21 a.m. Saturday. According to the AthensClarke County Police report, Lad was arrested after she attempted to slowly drive through the checkpoint despite the shouts and waves of several officers. One officer deployed tiredeflating “stop sticks” to halt her vehicle. The arresting officer knocked on her window so she would lower it, and when he asked her why she didn’t stop, she said she did not know what to do. The officer reported a strong odor of alcohol coming from the car, and Lad


Police Documents admitted she had been drinking and agreed to field tests. After the tests, Lad was charged with DUI and transported to jail. Christian Tyler Pinson, 20, was arrested and charged with underage possession of alcohol after the arresting officer saw him drinking a Jägerbomb in front of Flanagan’s Bar, according to the AthensClarke County Police report. Pinson was arrested at 1:05 a.m. Sunday. — Compiled by Carey O’Neil

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Local tree competition puts the ‘limb’ in ‘climb’ By JULIA CARPENTER The Red & Black Patty Jenkins began climbing trees when she fell in love. “I married the guy who founded the sport,” she said. “I met him somewhere, he pulled a baby squirrel out of his pocket, and he thinks that’s what won my heart.” Years later, she’s the head administrator for Tree Climbers International, an educational group dedicated to teaching tree climbing safety. Her husband, Peter Jenkins, opened the world’s first tree climbing school in Atlanta in 1983. Tree Climbers International partnered with the Georgia Arborist Association to organize the GAA Professional Tree Climbing Competition Saturday at Whitehall Forest in Athens. Five groups of professional climbers participated in various arboreal challenges designed to test their abilities to maneuver up the trunk and in the tree canopy. “All events are done with a rope and are timed, and all events are highly rated on safety and scored with a points system,” said Donna Rayfield, executive director for the GAA. “Climbers cannot break tree limbs, and they’re judged on safety and technique.” Matthew Warzecha, a civilian tree pruner, professional tree climber and competitor in this year’s competition, said all the challenges are great spectator sports. “There are quite a few events that are fun to watch,” he said. Challenges such as Aerial Rescue, Throw Line, Foot Lock and Work Climb showcase climbers’ skills above ground level. Warzecha said the most interesting event to watch is the Master’s Challenge, the culminating match that pits the three competitors with the highest points from

all previous challenges in competition for the title of state champion. “I’ve been in one Master’s Challenge,” he said. “Can’t say it’s my favorite, because I don’t get to do it all the time. This will be the fourth time I’ve participated [in the competition]. Last time I took fifth place among in-state competitors.” Rayfield said Whitehall Forest’s many different trees made it a good location for Saturday’s competition. “The kind of tree used depends on the event and what needs to be set up,” she said. “Crotches — that’s where the tree and limb meet together — they’re good for Foot Lock. For Speed Climb we need one where the climber can go straight up.” The competition features professionally trained climbers of all levels, amateur and experienced. Most are hoping to advance to the Southern Regional Competition in March before going on to compete in this summer’s international competition in Chicago. “The climbers themselves register to compete,” Rayfield said. “Some have gone to international level, others are beginning climbers.” Warzecha said some climbers practice hours a day before coming to the GAA competition. “For me, the competition is more about making contacts in the industry,” he said. “I take what I do every day and apply it to the sport. I don’t train like some people do.” Jenkins said she believes these types of events are important for helping contribute to the overall ecological education of both participants and spectators. “Things like this are great because they get people in the trees. Once somebody gets into the tree, it’s no longer an object. It’s an experience,” she said. “Now, when I’m driving I’m looking for pretty trees.”

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▲ Cameron Secord, Student Government Association vice president, won the HEROs hot dog eating competition Friday at Terrapin Beer.

SGA VP wins eating contest By AN NGUYEN The Red & Black Eight students braved the cold Friday night to stuff their faces with hot dogs in the “Man vs. Dawg” hot dog eating contest hosted by UGA HEROs at Terrapin Beer Company. Cameron Secord, vice president of the University’s Student Government Association, beat out the other contestants by being the first to finish seven hot dogs in less than five minutes — netting him prizes that included a UGA HEROs T-shirt and Terrapin souvenir cup. UGA HEROs partnered with Terrapin Beer Company and the American Marketing Association throughout February to hold a percentage month. For every souvenir glass sold at the local brewery, a portion of the sale benefited UGA HEROs. The organization expects to have

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▲ Dining halls already offer some vegetarian choices, such as pasta, daily vegetables and rice, but students are advocating for more options.

FOOD: Suppliers influence options ➤ From Page 1 something on the vegetarian line one day and the next they’ll get a hamburger.” Floyd and Pat Brussack, a dietary specialist for Food Services, said Food Services is taking enormous strides to make food choices healthier, be they vegan or otherwise. In fact, Peta2, the youth affiliate of the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, nominated University Food Services for its 2008 Most VegetarianFriendly Colleges competition. “We don’t promote things that are cheap and bad for you,” Brussack said. “We don’t make it any easier to get a hotdog and French fries so they don’t eat apples, oranges and bananas.” Fatkin said SOS wants the University to take further steps to make dining halls vegan- and vegetarian-friendly, following the footsteps of the University of California-Berkeley, which she said serves about 250 such meals. “We also suggested that Food Services add a vegan advisory board consisting of students and dining services staff who discuss and taste-test new veg foods,” she said. Eric Griffith, a librarian at the Main Library and a faculty member of SOS, said the group is appreciative of the steps Food Services has taken to provide and label vegan and vegetarian foods. “However, we believe that improvements could be made in the variety and creativity of vegan foods, and also in the accuracy of labeling,” he said in an e-mail interview, Floyd said vegan choices are labeled with gold diamond shapes and vegetarian fare gets a green leaf label. These food labels can be found in the dining

halls, on the foyer menu and online. He said each dining commons has at least one vegetarian soup, chocolate and plain soy milk, pasta and sauces, a salad bar and a vegetarian line featuring an entrée, a steamed vegetable, brown rice and bean of the day. In addition, the grill lines at Oglethorpe and Snelling Dining Commons have specific vegetarian lines that no meat is allowed to touch. All dining halls use special utensils denoted for use in vegetarian and vegan foods. Floyd said one issue with serving more vegan foods involves obtaining a supplier. “If the consumers see it at the grocery store, they wonder, ‘why don’t they carry it in the dining halls,’” he said, adding Food Services and grocery stores are two different food markets entirely. Many of these products, even if Food Services could buy them, are individually packaged — something Floyd said would complicate their work for sustainability. Brussack said she has been trying to work with suppliers who offer more vegan foods, but she said many companies will cut less-profitable products, some of which cater to vegetarian and vegan consumers. When this happens, Brussack said, replacements have to be found, such as substituting soy-based products with tofu-based products and vice versa. “We were serving vegan breakfast sausage, and we’re still serving a vegetarian breakfast sausage, but we can’t get the vegan anymore,” she said. Floyd said students should see dining options as food education, whether they choose to eat steak, steamed vegetables or both. “Our commitment is not a social stand,” he said. “We’re not indicating one food is better for you than another.”

made $1,000 or more from the percentage month. The hot dog eating competition was the final event of the partnership and was a first for the HEROs. “It was just something fun to get more people to come out and support the cause,” said Taylor Buie, public relations officer for HEROs. Terrapin regulars, HEROs members and friends came out and cheered on the contestants as they stuffed hot dog after hot dog into their mouths. Some looked as though they could not keep it all down but — fortunately for the crowd — they did. Logan Stroly, a senior finance major, came in a close second and even went shirtless during the competition. And though he ate nearly seven hot dogs in less than five minutes, hot dogs are not his favorite food. “I’m not going to lie,” he said. “I don’t really like hot dogs.”

Chile: Students to stay abroad ➤ From Page 1 abroad, said Colleen Larson, a study abroad adviser, and Alan Campbell of Student Affairs managed to contact the five students studying in Chile and get word to their families. “She went in on Saturday and pulled all the records and between the two of them, they were able to touch base with five students down there,” Laster said. One student, she said, had been on a flight to Chile and was flown back to Atlanta. “He was on a Friday night flight from Atlanta to Santiago, so he’s back in Atlanta. They got word of the earthquake in the air, and Delta turned the plane around,” Laster said. Most students studying in Chile were scheduled for orientation this week. Laster said they do not yet

know about delays. “We’ve heard from one the universities. We’re trying to get confirmation on the opening date,” she said. “We assume we’re going to have a day or two delay in opening, but we don’t know.” Laster said none of the students were interested in returning home early. “They seem very committed to staying down there and finishing up their study,” she said. “Now obviously they could change their minds, but I really doubt it. Even that student whose plane was turned around has been on the phone with Delta seeing how quick he could get down there, even though we doubted his university would start within the next few days.” She said the earthquake shows the importance of registering with U.S. Embassies during study

abroad. “We always tell students to register with the U.S. Embassy before they go abroad, so we’ve reiterated with those students,” Laster said. “Even though the quake is passed, if they haven’t registered, they might want to. That way, if there were aftershocks or the power went out, the embassy might be able to get in touch with their families.” Vasquez said she did not think the damage would be as harsh as in Haiti. “It’s bigger than the earthquake in Haiti was, but it’s not going to be the same level of destruction,” Vasquez said. “Chile is like California. They get earthquakes on a yearly basis. Their buildings are more structured for earthquakes. And Chile is not a third world country, so it’s not going to be the same level of destruction.”

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Writer misinformed on Afghanistan war Ms. Abbott’s comparison of U.S. military personnel to children playing in the backyard in her Feb. 25 column “Afghanistan’s dead show reality of war” is inappropriate and illinformed. I strongly recommend her Googling the Wall Street Journal article “Civilians in Crosshairs Slow Troops” so that she — and anyone else who reads her article — can educate herself on what actually goes into an airstrike. I absolutely agree with her that our generation, regardless of political persuasion, needs to engage in our foreign affairs and understand what is going on overseas. But it needs to be a thoughtful engagement, and not one with tired and insulting criticisms of troops who are fighting bravely in nearly impossible circumstances. Sam Adams Graduate student, Law Augusta

Team still learning Mark Fox’s style To the average Dawgs fan, the Thursday night basketball game was just another road loss of many this season — that they can win at home, but not on the road. Others might say that this is a mediocre .500 team. As the famous Lee Corso saying goes, “Not so fast, my friend!” This team is learning how to play the Mark Fox style of basketball — which takes time to adjust to and which has been very successful for him in the past. To go to Vandy, play at Memorial Gym — a TOUGH place to play —

and be one shot from a “W” is heartening. The telling factor is going to be when the second-ranked Kentucky Wildcats come to Stegeman Coliseum to play. Will the fans pack the joint and go — as Larry Munson used to say — “worse than bonkers” to make a difference as the sixth man? I see this team being a team that no one wants to play in the SEC tournament and upsetting some people. I believe in this coach and team. Do you? Thomas Candeto Junior, Covington Business management

Team places fifth in wrestling meet I just want to inform everyone about our Mat Dawgs this weekend. Our wrestling club team went to Tallahassee this weekend for the southeastern conference tournament. UGA brought eight guys to wrestle: Frankie Miller, 125 lbs.(returning All-American 2008); Lendl Trieu, 125 lbs(3-times national qualifier); An Pham, (our UGA Wrestling Club president); Travis Elroy; Alan Taylor; Russel Holzgrefe; Mason Deal; and Joel Hyder. All had a respectable tournament. We went seven for eight on qualifiers for the national tournament in Virginia coming the end of spring break. Our overall team placed fifth among the 25 teams that were at the tournament this weekend. Lendl Trieu Senior, Marietta Landscape architecture

Chatter Box Thursday’s Question: Do you think Senate Bill 308 — which allows for concealed weapons on campus with the exception of dorms, research facilities and classrooms — should become law? Answer:

I was disappointed to read that President Adams and 25 other University System of Georgia presidents are pushing for the status quo on Georgia’s concealed carry laws. HB 615 makes for sound policy and should be welcomed. We need not fear a flood of pistol-packing students. The only people allowed to carry on campus under this bill are citizens over 21 who have obtained a Georgia Firearms License by submitting to fingerprinting and an extensive three-month GBI background check. If this bill passes, the only change on campus will be a few hidden pistols on the persons of our most wellbehaved fellow citizens. As our recent national history bears out, universities are soft targets for those with a mind to massacre. Instead of keeping us safer, gun-free zones which are not sealed with metal detector entrances only succeed in keeping the law-abiding citizen unarmed. When seconds count, the police are only minutes away. The current law makes us all potential victims on a higher order than those walking the streets of downtown Athens. Banning guns on campus is not a good way to protect the University population. For a better way, look to the 2002 shooting at the Appalachian School of Law, where a massacre was stopped by armed students. I can only wonder if fewer people would have died had the students been able to carry on their persons and not forced to run to their cars to retrieve their handguns. — Isaac McAdams is a graduate student in the University of Georgia School of Law from Augusta. Letters |

Ethnic features not seen as beautiful S ociety places a lot of importance on appearance. It’s the first thing we notice, and a major determinant in how we treat and regard people. Many women often admit to feeling more pressure to be attractive than men, and historically society has placed more importance on a woman’s appearance. Though we have began to accept different types of beauty, the traditional standard of having blonde hair, blue eyes, white skin and a slender frame still affects many women, including myself. This standard of beauty is unobtainable for most white women and even more so for many minority women. But the superiority placed on white features is disheartening. From Vanity Fair’s all-white “New Hollywood” March cover, to John Mayer’s comment depicting his penis as a racist that only likes white women — the subsequent devaluing of the appearance of minority women is too obvious. When I buy makeup and there are eight to 10 different shades for white skin and three to four for darker skin, I feel unimportant. And to add insult to injury, Vogue has now added Vogue Black and Vogue Curvy, as if minority women could never match up to the beauty of white, pale skin. “The idea of being thin or never being small enough is the greatest pressure,” said Sara Wood, a senior of Middle Eastern heritage. “My body is not shaped like a white female’s body.” A few years ago, I was feeling a bit insecure because my ex started

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dating someone else. So I asked my guy friends who they thought was more attractive — me or this new girl. “Well, Crystal,” said my friend. “I think you’re nice, but you’re just too dark. I could never find someone as dark as you attractive.” Dark skin is perceived as unattractive; frizzy or curly hair looks unprofessional. Every image, every suggestion to change something about you to appear more “normal” and less “ethnocentric” chips away at self-esteem. Something happens to a woman’s confidence when you’re constantly being shown that there is an ideal woman, but it isn’t you. However not all minority women are affected by white beauty standards. Lilly Workneh, a sophomore of Ethiopian heritage, has never felt pressured to be attractive and feels that there isn’t a standard of beauty. It cannot be denied that people place value on certain individuals based on their appearance. Certain features are more accepted as “beautiful.” And people with those features are allotted more power simply by being. “I’ve been told a million times by people of my own race that I’m so lucky my hair is straight and that I have green eyes,” said Yurihelen Pineda, a Latina alumna. “I don’t

— Crystal Villarreal is a senior from Jonesboro majoring in magazines and women’s studies

Radical Tate minister preaches damnation


here is a word more offensive than the most derogatory ethnic slur, a word that has ignited war and used fear as a tactic of persuasion. The word is “damnation” and it is not the word of the Lord. Many claim Jesus Christ to be the only means to salvation, but there is a serious moral dilemma in that statement. Hell is metaphorically described as an inferno, so if Hitler had no problem sending people to burn in death chambers on earth, why are radical Christians OK with innocent humans burning for eternity? Instead of preaching peace and equality, radicals justify their belief in Christian supremacy through evangelicalism and religious manifest destiny. So as long as you attempt to convert Muslims, Hindus, Jews, atheists and agnostics, damnation is an acceptable belief. I sat down with Evangelist Asghar Ghafoor, who said he met Jesus in the desert of Saudi Arabia during combat in the Gulf War and can be seen preaching at Tate. Formally a Muslim, he converted after his prayers helped him get back home and God cured an ankle disease obtained during his service. “I felt something happen to me. I lost gravity. My body temperature went sky high. I would say I was in a different dimension,” Ghafoor said. “I’m giving you details because a lie does not have details.”

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Michael Prochaska That last sentence stood out as a red flag because I never questioned his honesty during the interview, but I was curious to further discover how Christ changed him. “When I converted to Christianity my oldest brother threatened to chop my head off,” Ghafoor said, citing what he claims to be Islamic tradition. “The message of [Muhammad] was either die by the sword or convert to my religion,” he said. “They used to tell us Jews must die, homosexuals must die, women have no rights. They used to tell us if we don’t pray five times a day, go to the pilgrimage, fast one month out of the year that Allah will not let you into Heaven.” By this point, it was hard not to speak out against the verbal abuse brought on by bigotry, animosity and ignorance, but I still had to cover the message of his preaching. “God loves all people. That is why he let his only Son come down on earth and die on the cross for us. He died for all humanity … Europe and America has prospered under [Judeo-Christian] ideology,” Ghafoor said. First, the prosperity of first world nations is rooted in freedoms and

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The dead come to life in cemetery history exhibit By ADAM CARLSON The Red & Black Cemeteries are more than dirt and dead people. “They’re just a treasure trove of history,” said Janine Duncan, the preservation planner for the University Grounds Department. Since January 2006, Duncan has worked to help restore, rebuild and investigate the Jackson Street Cemetery. Now she’ll be presenting some of what she’s found in the “Cemeteries: Places, Stories, and Meanings” display in Caldwell Hall. But she isn’t alone. Also at the exhibit will be the Friends of Oconee Hills Cemetery, as well as a group — headed by Jim Cothran — that has been working at Oakland Hills Cemetery in Atlanta. Each of the three teams got involved with their work for different reasons, but their discoveries have been universal: cemeteries

CEMETERIES EXHIBIT When: Through March 31 Where: Circle Gallery, G14 Caldwell Hall Price: Free help give glimpses into the past. “[Oconee Hills] is a repository for much information,” said Helen Costantino, president of the Friends of Oconee Hills Cemetery. “Walking through the area shows names like Lumpkin, Barrow, Baxter, Hull and Cobb, and gives meaning to the city I love.” Cemeteries also shed light on other aspects of town history. At Jackson Street, Duncan’s comparison of death years helped give clues to what may have affected the townspeople at the time. One study found a family had lost three daughters in a matter of months — all probably from measles.

The historical context they can impart is one thing that makes cemeteries so important. Their aesthetics is another. Cothran and his team have been working to assess the longevity of Oakland Hills, as well as explore the unique design and characteristics of its five “areas:” the original, the Jewish, the AfricanAmerican, the Confederate memorial and the Victorian. “You can look at them as a site and say, ‘Isn’t that pretty?’” Duncan said. “Or you can dissect the individual pieces.” A major part of her display at the exhibition will focus on the Victorian iconography and stone-carvings recovered from Jackson Street, their individual purposes, and what they said about the families who used them. “The thing that makes [cemeteries] unique is they’re a collection of art and history,” Cothran said. What’s more, they

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▲ ‘Cemeteries: Places, Stories, and Meanings,’ a display on the history and analysis of graveyards, will show in Caldwell Hall until March 31. reveal a view of life long ago and the people who were living then. To help attendees better identify with the dead, Duncan will display a list of journal entries from the historical period that helps make the historical personal. “These people lived, loved and laughed just like we do,” Duncan said. “They’re not just names on a stone.” The task of preservation

and, now, exhibition has not been an easy one however. Duncan has relied on the help of a variety of University departments and student groups — including the anthropology department, which helped her search for unmarked graves. Similarly, Cothran and Costantino have organized assistance from the community and local gov-

ernments. Now, they’re bringing together their individual results to offer a collective glimpse of what cemeteries really are — sites of cultural and historic knowledge. “The monuments and gravestones tell stories of earlier times,” Costantino said. “The more we destroy, the less we ultimately remember. Our goal is to aid in the preservation of the irreplaceable.”


Boston rocks history, sports, music Editor’s Note: This is the first installment in a week-long series profiling last-minute spring break trip ideas. Throughout the week, the destinations will get closer to Athens, for even the most last-minute planners.

Harvard, Fenway Park and a lot of history. Home of the Red Sox, Boston is one of the country’s oldest cities and is jampacked with things to do over spring break.

For an authentic Irish pub, head to the Bendan Behan, or just “The Behan,” at 378 Center St., which has been voted one of the four best beer haunts in the country by Interview Magazine. It always features live music and there is no cover charge. For the literati among you, check out Bukowski Tavern at 50 Dalton St., a “real dive bar” as you would expect. And any trip to Boston isn’t complete without a tour and tasting at the Samuel Adams Brewery in Jamaican Plain.



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There are a number of impressive bookstores. McIntyre and Moore, located at 1971 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, has an extensive used collection and Revolution Books, located at 1156 Massachusetts Ave., has a selection of exclusively-Communist volumes. For shopping, a local consignment shop called The Garment District, located at 200 Broadway, sells clothes for $1.50 per pound. Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at noon, there is a citywide scaven-

Athens to Boston: 1,051 miles ­— about 16 hours, 31 minutes by car.


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▲ ‘Lord of the Dance,’ the world-famous Irish dancing show with Jason Gorman in the lead role, comes to the Classic Center Tuesday night.

‘Lord of the Dance’ hits Athens By ANNE CONNAUGHTON The Red & Black For Jason Gorman, Irish dancing combines athleticism with art. In the beginning it was all about competitions, but now Gorman shares his talent as the lead role in Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance,” a dance performance now touring North America with a show at the Classic Center on Tuesday. The show uses Irish dancing and music to tell a story of good versus evil, and involves anywhere from 35 to 40 dancers, often dancing in unison. “I’m proud to be a part of it,” Gorman said. “The

MICHAEL FLATLEY’S LORD OF THE DANCE When: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Where: The Classic Center Price: $10- $65 audience expects nothing but the best, there are very high standards associated with this show. It has to be perfected. It takes a lot to get 40 people to do the same thing at the same time.” Aside from the dancing itself, Gorman thinks the success is due partly to the fact that audience members can come away with an understanding of the plot.

“Dancing is beautiful,” he said. “But sometimes ballet is boring, or modern is hard to understand. Choreographers don’t always consider the audience in their vision for a show, but this has a clear story.” With the creator and director of the show, Michael Flatley, receiving continued popularity, it was time to bring “Lord of the Dance” to Athens, according to the Classic Center’s theater director, Philip Verrastro. “This show has been redone, reworked,” Verrastro said. “Nothing like it has been here in a long time, it’s time to bring it back.”

The quintessential sports bar for Red Sox fans in town is the Cask’n Flagon at 62 Brookline Ave. It’s been around forever and stands as an institution for Red Sox fans.

ger hunt hosted by Cashunt, which boasts multiple games and a runtime of two and a half hours. It looks like it could be a way to both tour the city and have fun with friends at the same time. The Elephant & Castle Restaurant is hosting a chocolate workshop that lets you watch how master chocolatiers go about their work. Afterward you get to make your own truffles. If it’s live music you’re looking for, retro-soul singer Mayer Hawthorne will be at the Paradise Rock Club Sunday at 8 p.m. The Dropkick Murphys are playing from March 12 to 17 for St. Patrick’s Day at the recently renamed House of Blues. Tip: Whether you drive or fly, once you get into the city, you should take the T. For Atlantans it is a comparatively convenient public transport system. Boston is known as an excellent walking and biking city in contrast to hilly Athens, so borrow or rent a bike during your stay to get around if you want to see the sights. — Ryan Brooks

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Locally-made film fights the odds to be released By RYAN BROOKS The Red & Black The crew of the Athensmade film “Not Since You” have much to say about production perils and frustration. After filming the intended box office breaker more than three years ago in Athens, the film’s intended debut at Beechwood Cinemas last week was cancelled, and the release date postponed indefinitely. But despite all of these roadblocks, local producer Ashley Epting refuses to give up on the film and says he will finish the business he started no matter what. “I was walking across the Brooklyn Bridge,” Epting said. “I come across there and I see these firefighters, and there are these piles of oranges. You know about that in the Godfather? Oranges symbolize death. It was just bizarre, eerie.” The day before, Epting saw the second tower of the World Trade Center collapse from a rooftop in Manhattan. He saw pillars of smoke quietly slide between skyscrapers toward his vantage point atop the building where he worked for Hugo Boss. The West Side Highway was littered with cars glinting in the harsh sunlight of an otherwise pristine New York City morning. “We were walking around near the towers and I saw this paper on the ground,” he said. “I picked it up, read the other side. And I thought about how this was part of someone’s office, and that it was part of something unfinished.” Epting left New York. He drove into Los Angeles to do what he went to NYU to do: work in the film industry. He got a job as an assistant to the vice president at Weed Road Pictures, a production company. After one year in Los Angeles, he returned to Athens to work at his father’s cater-

The Do’s and Don’ts of Indie Filmmaking, according to the makers of “Not Since You” DO get out there and fight for your film. “People in Hollywood are extremely busy, so when you introduce your film for the first time it may be one in 20,” said L.A. producer Jane Kosek. DON’T be whiny in front of financiers. “Be confident,” Kosek said. “Know your story inside and out.” DO spend less on more. “If I had to go back and do it all over again,” Epting said. “I would make five smaller films with what I spent [on ‘Not Since You’].”

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▲ Ashley Epting (third from left), producer of the Athens-made indie film ‘Not Since You,’ offers tips for budding filmmakers to help them overcome common video production obstacles. ing and wedding planning company. He told a producer he met in Los Angeles, Jane Kosek, that he wanted to bring film to Athens. “I had this script that Jeff Stephenson was onboard to direct,” Kosek said. “[Epting] told us to come out and take a look at where they live, which is the Hill. We attended a 700-person wedding and we fell in love with the setting and we knew that it would be perfect for the story.” The Hill is a community of Athens homes where the Epting residence is located. It is reminiscent of an 18th century plantation house. The script, penned by Brent Laffoon, came to Kosek because she and Stephenson were looking to make something similar to “The Big Chill,” the 1983 ensemble film about a

group of baby boomers who reunite after 15 years to examine the memories they have of the 1960s. “Not Since You” was originally set in the Hamptons, about a group of NYU students who reunite for a weekend wedding. But Laffoon took the opportunity to work on “Dirt,” a TV drama featuring Courtney Cox. Soon after, Kosek and Stephenson became cowriters in adapting the script for its new Southern, small-town setting. “Shooting took threeand-a-half weeks,” Epting said. “It took two years to finish.” The actors for the film — including leads Desmond Harrington and Kathleen Robertson — received salaries built into the film’s budget. The rest of the crew “deferred” parts of their salaries for

the benefit of the film. “‘Postponing’ is another word for it,” Stephenson said. “Some people are risking large, large portions until after the fact to give it the best shot for investors to recoup on the investment in the film. You do your damnedest to get all that cash money on the screen.” Shortly before the film’s November premiere last year at the Hollywood Film Festival, the film’s music had to be renegotiated. The film market during initial production and the film market of November 2009 were different. “When we first started, we even had an R.E.M. song for the film,” Kosek said. “Start to finish it took six weeks to find new music. We had to renegotiate and basically beg for the songs. That’s what happens in independent film. Everyone on board,

soup to nuts, has to believe in the project.” But, “Not Since You” isn’t necessarily the quirky indie “dramedy” the American market favors. Kosek and crew see it not as a challenge, but as an advantage in the recent film market, hoping to piggyback on the success of recent date movies such as “Valentine’s Day.” Despite talks with the Georgia Film Company to screen the film in Athens, the theaters didn’t have space to run a digital film. “Due to the popularity of digital ‘Avatar’ and even ‘Alice In Wonderland,’ we’re just not able to compete with studio films because these theaters only have one digital screen,” Kosek said. “The budget to bump the film costs tens of thousands of dollars to transfer from digital back onto film.” Production is in talks

DON’T expect to put out films quickly. “As a director, you’re moving at [a] very quick clip if you’re making a film every three years,” said director Jeff Stephenson. “The actual time spent on set is obviously much smaller than the time spent getting there.” with Ciné to have a theatrical run there for one to two weeks. Ciné is used to working with independent filmmakers and has the capability to digitally project movies. Stephenson said the team is looking to expand into other markets as well. “Our sales agents just returned from Berlin and we’re continuing to sell that, but we’re in the process of selling the domestic, trying to get a limited theatrical release,” he said. In the meantime, Epting serves as the CEO of The Hill Properties, which furnishes and rents historic homes; Center Stage Catering — his father’s old catering service — and Epting Events, as well as Harry’s Pig Shop. He has the charm of an experienced entrepreneur and a penchant for stringing together disparate stories.

Gym Dogs win, junior competes with illness By MICHAEL FITZPATRICK The Red & Black

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▲ Junior Cassidy McComb competed in the Gym Dogs’ win Friday despite having bronchitis.

How badly do the Gym Dogs want to win? Just look at junior Cassidy McComb. The all-arounder from Henderson, Nev. missed practice Thursday due to bronchitis and was out of the lineup in every event in Friday’s 196.575-196.050 win over LSU at Stegeman Coliseum. She was an alternate on the vault and balance beam and head coach Jay Clark ruled her out on the floor exercise, “because it is a respiratory illness and it’s hard to breathe.” But being an alternate didn’t fly with McComb, who had competed in at least three events in all seven previous meets. She wanted to compete and help her team. And her teammates expected nothing less. “You should have seen her [Friday] morning,” senior Courtney McCool said. “She was so mad she wasn’t competing. She was full throttle. She was like, ‘I do not feel good at all, but I’m going to do it.’ And [she has] that drive, that want and that passion to compete for your team. It’s that you know exactly what you can do for this team and you aren’t happy until you do that for them.” McComb got her wish and was a last-minute replacement for senior Marcia Newby in the vault lineup and even competed on floor as a replacement for freshman Shayla Worley. Her vault score of 9.850 tied a season high, and though her floor score of 9.675 wasn’t up to par with her normal performance, her dedication inspired her teammates. “Cassidy McComb is an amazing mental giant,” senior Grace Taylor said. “We had so many little things go wrong but we still pulled out a 196, and Cassidy was a huge part of that. Kudos to her. She’s a champ.” After scoring a season-high 98.525 after two rotations, No. 5 Georgia faltered on the beam and floor, allowing LSU an opportunity to make the meet competitive again. And the inability to put a team away is beginning to bother Clark. “We had every opportunity to put up a mid 197 and we just didn’t do it,” he said. “We did it yesterday in the gym and that part is a minor irritant. It is a minor irri-

tant for me at this point that we have not yet been able to completely transfer what we see in the gym to a competition ... It hasn’t happened yet, but we are going to get there.” And were it not for the performances of Taylor and McCool on the beam — both scored 9.925 — and the floor exercise — Taylor scored a 9.850 and McCool a 9.950 — the final score might have been a lot closer. “We wouldn’t have won if it wasn’t for them,” McComb said. “They are the rocks and we can always depend on them. We shouldn’t have to because the rest of the lineup should be able to hit, but you just know they are going to blow it up every time.” While the Gym Dogs’ performance wasn’t perfect, they know they are making all the right strides. “Winning is not about how perfect you can be throughout the meet,” freshman Christa Tanella said. “It’s about picking yourself up when you don’t do very good. We weren’t perfect, but our team picked itself up and we ended up winning the meet.



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Men’s tennis gets win despite weather By LISA GLASER The Red & Black

it means that I’m there with those good players,” Garrapiz said. “But I don’t Saturday’s weather pro- look so much at those rankduced “chaos,” according ings. I just want to come to Manuel Diaz, head coach here and try to enjoy playof the Georgia men’s tennis ing tennis. That’s the main team. goal for me, try to play for Despite frustration with this team and with my the elements during the friends.” team’s first outdoor match Garrapiz enjoyed the of the season, the Bulldogs afternoon, especially with posted a 7-0 victory over his teammates winning No. 62 East Tennessee every singles match after State University, extending his own success. the team’s consecutive winSenior Christian Vitulli ning streak at home to 67 clinched the match, a first games. for the senior this season, “We played extremely by going 6-3, 7-5 on court well. We challenged six. Freshman Bo at every spot. East Seal followed with a Tennessee State is a 6-2, 6-3 victory. great team,” Diaz Rounding out said. “This is by no the afternoon, means an easy win. senior Jamie Hunt We were consistent, posted a 6-4, 6-7(5), and that’s one thing 1-0(6) win in a super we talked about. We tiebreaker while were challenged and senior Nate Schnugg we responded very recovered from a BERNSTEIN first set stumble to well.” Going into sinfinish strong with a gles play after clinching the final score of 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. doubles point, Georgia The team looks to continued to collect wins. improve on its doubles play Four of the six singles while continuing to be matches were two-set suc- competitive as individuals. cesses, the first coming Georgia is set to take on from Junior Drake No. 65 Furman at home Bernstein on court four in today, and will face former a 6-4, 6-3 win. Bernstein Bulldog Chris Motes, who was happy to gain the win, transferred to Furman after particularly in spite of the his fall sophomore season day’s conditions. in 2007. “[Wind] just makes it After today’s match, the miserable,” Diaz said. Bulldogs move into the “Tennis is pretty frustrat- regular SEC outdoor seaing before the wind, and son Friday against Alabama then when you put the in their first away outdoor wind in you’re hitting shots match of the season. perfect and they’re going “I just have to think 10 feet out and you don’t about next week, playing know what to do with your- the next match [Monday], self. It definitely makes it and keep trying to do the more complicated.” right things. We are on Bernstein’s doubles track so far, we just have to partner, junior Javier keep working a lot and Garrapiz, found the second things will come by themsingles win of the day, fin- selves,” Garrapiz said. “We ishing 6-4, 6-4 on court two. just have to try to improve Garrapiz stayed true to his especially for next week, new national singles rank- since next week we’re playing, which moved up since ing Alabama and then the team’s last match from we’re with Auburn on No. 45 to No. 12. Sunday ... It’s going to be “It’s fine for me to be the first big dual matches 12th in the nation, because this year.”

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DANIEL SHIREY | The Red & Black

▲ Right fielder Peter Verdin went 5-for-12 at the plate with six RBIs and two home runs, helping the Diamond Dogs complete the weekend sweep over the Stetson Hatters.

Diamond Dogs pull off series sweep By DREW KANN The Red & Black

behind win over Stetson, the Diamond Dogs again found themselves trailing the Hatters 3-1 headRight fielder Peter Verdin drove ing into the bottom of the fifth in a career-high three runs in the inning. Diamond Dogs’ 7-5 win over Stetson Second baseman Todd Hankins’ Sunday. leadoff walk and subsequent stolen Verdin’s team-leading third home base started the Bulldogs rally. run of the season was part of a fourLeft fielder Johnathan Taylor’s run fifth inning that helped com- sacrifice fly moved Hankins to third, plete a three-game weekend sweep before shortstop Colby May doubled of the Stetson Hatters at Foley to the right field warning track, scorField. ing Hankins to cut the Stetson lead “I expected Peter was my to one. guy that I felt like was going With two strikes, Verdin to have a big year for us,” connected with an offspeed Georgia head coach David pitch from Stetson pitcher Perno said. “That’s why I was Kurt Schluter, launching a so quick to put him in the home run over the center three-hole. I just felt like his field wall to put Georgia approach is very sound, he’s ahead 4-3. got power to both sides of A Christian Glisson single the field, he’s a runner, he’s with two outs later in the an action guy, and he can do inning brought home center PERNO a lot of things for us.” fielder Zach Cone to stretch Georgia sophomore right the Georgia lead to 5-3. hander Michael Palazzone picked After allowing one run in the up his second win of the season ninth, Georgia closer Alex McRee Sunday, giving up three earned runs picked up his second save in as on eight hits in six innings of work. many days to preserve the Georgia “I was happy from my last start, I win and the Bulldogs’ undefeated kind of let my nerves get the best of record at Foley Field. me out in [Waco,] Texas,” Palazzone Georgia’s weekend sweep comes said. “I felt a little more under con- as the Bulldogs continue to shuffle trol [today] and it felt good to be their starting infield to cope with a back in Athens throwing.” rash of injuries that have plagued Like in Saturday’s 9-8 come-from- the team early this season.


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2 6 9 3

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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.


FRIDAY: Georgia puts on a clinic, beating Stetson 12-2 SATURDAY: Georgia comes from behind for the win, 9-8 SUNDAY: Georgia completes the three-game sweep of Stetson, 7-5 Georgia shortstop Kyle Farmer went down with a hand injury in Friday’s win, forcing Colby May to make the move to shortstop for the final two games of the weekend. Glisson and Kevin Ruiz took over third base duties Saturday and Sunday, respectively. “Considering the short deck that we’re dealing with and the lack of position player depth and lack of middle infield players that we don’t have available, it’s huge,” said Perno of the Bulldogs’ weekend sweep. “This team is the most coachable team we’ve probably ever had.” Georgia’s injury woes come as the Bulldogs embark on a four-game road trip, starting with Wednesday’s match-up with the Alabama Crimson Tide in Hoover, Ala.

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8 | Monday, March 1, 2010 | The Red & Black


Lady Dog seniors go out with win By BEN BUSSARD The Red & Black It may not have been the most dramatic way to end a career. But for two Lady Dog seniors, they’ll take it. The Georgia women’s basketball team ended the regular season on a high note with a 69-48 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks (12-17, 4-12). But the victory was nothing short of anticlimactic. Arkansas missed its first 12 shots of the game and failed to score a single point until the 11:33 mark of the opening half as Georgia jumped out to a 12-0 lead. The Lady Dogs would maintain a comfortable lead throughout the contest and despite the game’s lack of pizzazz, there was still plenty to celebrate.

Sunday afternoon was Senior Day for the No. 24 Lady Dogs (22-7, 9-7), and for seniors Ashley Houts and Angel Robinson it wasn’t the storybook ending often seen on the silver screen. But that didn’t matter. “It’s a bittersweet feeling,” Robinson said. “I’m glad we finished the season off strong, and it probably won’t hit me until my season’s completely over but right now it’s time to get focused for the SEC [Tournament].” That tangy taste was seemingly a contagious one as Houts expressed a similar feeling regarding her final game inside Stegeman Coliseum as a Lady Dog. “It’s bittersweet,” Houts said. “It’s monumental in the fact that it’s my last game here at Stegeman but I think the biggest joy that we got out of today was the fact that we beat a good team.”

Houts led the Lady Dogs with 15 points while Robinson added nine points of her own and pulled down seven rebounds. Before the game, Houts and Robinson made a wager to see who could handle their emotions better. And that was their main focus following the lopsided victory. “I didn’t cry,” Robinson said. “Ashley owes me 50 cents for that because we bet 50 cents that I wouldn’t cry.” However, when asked if she would fork over the change, Houts wasn’t quite ready to break open her piggy bank. “No, I’m not giving her her 50 cents because she didn’t hold up her end of the deal ... I saw her tearing up in the line,” Houts said. “I’m a college student — money doesn’t grow on trees so I’m pocketing that 50 cents.”

SENIOR DAY Point guard Ashley Houts is averaging 12.3 points per game on 40.8 percent shooting — the most on this year’s squad — and led the Lady Dogs in scoring last season with 12.0 points per game. She has provided consistent leadership at the point position for the Lady HOUTS Dogs. Forward Angel Robinson is averaging 7.4 points per game while pulling down 7.1 rebounds per game. Though her production has decreased from ROBINSON last season ­— she averaged 11.5 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per game — the 6-foot-5 senior is key for the Lady Dogs.

WIN: Georgia bench plays support role ➤ From Page 1 points in that stretch. “Coach and my family have been keeping me positive at all times,” Mayfield said, “and you never know when coach is going to call on you, so I had to stay ready.” On the game, Georgia enjoyed a plus-23 advantage in points off the bench — the highest margin in favor of Georgia this season. And the game’s biggest play came from the bench when Georgia center Albert Jackson blocked Florida forward Dan Werner’s pass out of bounds on the final possession, ending Florida’s chances. “Our bench has been criticized and I’ve been one of the guys criticizing them and I told them after the game, I said, ‘you guys really helped us,’” Fox said. “We had Ricky and Travis both with two fouls, and it really was important for those guys to contribute.” The bench stepped up with its best game of the season, providing 68 minutes of relief for the starters, pitching in 31 points on 13-for-20 shooting and grabbing 14 rebounds. Forward Jeremy Price led the reserves with 13 points and five rebounds in 22 minutes of action. With Leslie in foul trouble and only able to play 22 minutes, guard Ebuka Anyaorah notched a career-high nine points and three rebounds in 14 minutes of play. “I told them before the game, ‘We’re going to play a lot of players tonight.’ I thought today in our shootaround we were extremely fatigued. Then I watched Kentucky a little bit today, and I thought they looked a little fatigued, and they played Thursday night also,” Fox said postgame. “We made a point to play a lot of guys, and foul trouble probably forced us to play them a little earlier than we were planning on, but those kids did a nice job.”

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