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Engineering proposal tabled By POLINA MARINOVA THE RED & BLACK Gov. Sonny Perdue advised the Board of Regents to “slow down” and reconsider the University’s request to offer degrees in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering Tuesday afternoon. “[Perdue] didn’t encourage them not to approve the proposal,” said Bert Brantley, director of communications for the Governor’s Office. “But he encouraged them to slow down
and at the very least consult the Legislature and the Governor’s Office before making the decision.” The Regents voted to table the agenda item and bring it forward at the board’s next meeting in November. “I have great respect for the governor and for the office,” University President Michael Adams told The Red & Black. “I understand where he’s coming from, and if the Regents want to spend 30 more days looking at this, it’s fine by me.”
At the governor’s address, Perdue said there was a lack of communication between the Regents and the state Legislature. “What has happened with this process is that they’re moving forward on their own without coming to the governor and presenting the reasons for doing it,” Brantley said. “If you look at any agency that will make a major change like this, it’s a good idea to get input from the people who approve the budget every year.”
Michael Adams said engineering will increase federal funds available for the campus. In regards to the proposed engineering program at the University, Brantley emphasized Perdue wants more information See REGENTS, Page 5
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Editor’s Note: This week, The Red & Black investigates fake ID use at the University. Check back Thursday for a look at the different charges associated with having a fake.
His name was Scotty. He was an average height, an average weight. His face was unremarkable. He looked like everybody. He was nothing special — just a normal guy. Until the day he lost his driver’s license and changed freshman year for Ben Jones and his group of friends living in Athens in 1987. On that day, Scotty’s 21-year-old driver’s license opened the doors to bars that the group of friends wouldn’t have been able to experience for years to come. “The joke was that everybody looked like Scotty,” Jones said. “Just, anybody who wanted
to pick up that ID and go get into a bar, everybody looked like him. So, that was the big kind of running joke — ‘Hey who’s got Scotty tonight?’” But Jones said fake IDs were actually pretty rare in his day, and young students would usually just have their older buddies purchase alcohol for them. “Once you got over that freshman year when you really didn’t know anybody, you got to know enough people who were old enough, that could buy it,” Jones said. “And you just worked that out.” Those who did have fakes would rarely get them made on a computer. Jones said only about one out of every 100 See UNDERAGE, Page 2
King could face NCAA violation By ZACH DILLARD THE RED & BLACK Caleb King is facing a twogame suspension from head coach Mark Richt, but may have bigger problems with the NCAA. King is facing troubles due to failing to appear in court for a speeding ticket, but his troubles dating back to late April have raised a more worrisome issue for Georgia football. In an article published in The Red & Black on Tuesday, a past police report filed against King on April 28 stated that the redshirt junior running KING back accepted a $500 loan from a 23-year-old female student and “friend.” The woman claimed she had lent the money to King in order to pay bills, lending him $200 cash and depositing $300 into his bank account, according to the police report. According to NCAA rules, the acceptance of such financial aid could place King under direct NCAA violation for receiving improper benefits. Under NCAA bylaw 16.02.3, “An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or a representative of the institution’s athletic See KING, Page 8
Students scalping free tickets By MARIANA HEREDIA THE RED & BLACK You know it got sold out. After only two days on sale, the 4,200 tickets available for the Ludacris homecoming concert were gone, and some University students were left with no other choice but to skip the show or buy tickets elsewhere. Elyse Ford, a senior at the University, said she was greeted with multiple “Sold-out” signs at Tate only a day after the free tickets were available. She had just missed the last of them. “At about one o’clock, they were already sold out,” she said. “[A friend of mine] said she was See TICKETS, Page 2
Stegeman Coliseum modernized by $13 million upgrade Betters game atmosphere By ZACH DILLARD THE RED & BLACK
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Where’s Mikey? President Adams will attend a 9 a.m. Board of Regents meeting in Atlanta. Maybe he’ll engineer a plan to bring engineering degrees to UGA.
be much more accommodating, the quality of what you get will be better,” said Charles Whittemore, the assistant athletic director for facilities. “We renovated the four old bathrooms but we also added new bathrooms — taking advantage of what used to be office spaces. What’s going to be different about this also is that we’re adding more concourse area that used to be outside the coliseum under the roof. Now that’s all going to be inside. [The additional 10,000 square feet of concourse area] will
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allow you to spread out more outside in the concourse.” Although the initial financial backing for the $13 million project was not on his watch, new athletic director Greg McGarity reiterated the improved experience the enhancements will provide. See STEGEMAN, Page 7
Seasons for both Georgia basketball and gymnastics are fast approaching, and fans will soon flock to the Stegeman Coliseum once again. And just like every year, Carlton Street will predominantly feature Bulldog supporters gathering to fill
the University’s 10,523seat, multi-purpose arena. But a difference will exist for those in attendance — in fact, it already does. As a part of a $23.3 million renovation project that includes upgrades to both Stegeman Coliseum and Reed Plaza, the arena is in the process of receiving both an interior and exterior facelift. “We’re going to have four new concessions. We’re going to provide you with much more opportunity for food, the service lines will
The Coliseum’s upgrades feature glass paneling on its exterior and newer bathrooms.
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students had his or her own desktop computer, and most students weren’t willing to pay the $50 to $100 required to have an ID made. University Police Chief Jimmy Williamson has been on campus for 22 years, and he said fake ID use among college students has become more prevalent, especially as technology has become more advanced. “Back in the day when fake IDs were made, it was typically some sort of graphic arts student or someone like that who had some real talent — and it required talent — and they would make them,” Williamson said. “But with scanners and the technologies that are out there, it’s easier for people to counterfeit things on their computers.” That’s what 2007 alumna Jennifer Patrick had to do. Patrick was too tall to take one of her sorority sisters’ old IDs to use downtown. At nearly 6 feet, she was sure she’d be denied access if she showed an ID stating she was only 5 feet 4 inches. But she quickly found a solution — Microsoft Paint. “My freshman year, we found a guy who was able to scan in your ID and print off a paper copy from Microsoft Paint,” Patrick said. “And so for three years, I used this piece of paper that was covered in plastic wrap and sandwiched in the clear part of my wallet.” And it worked every time ... almost. “It worked at every place except for Boar’s Head and MICHAEL HARRIS | The Red & Black Wild Wings because they would ask you to take out your S Five Points Bottle Shop discourages fake ID license,” Patrick said. “And because I couldn’t actually take it out of the wallet, I would just have to walk away.” use by prominently displaying offenders’ fakes. Jones said when he was in school, bouncers usually checked IDs, but they weren’t too strict. drinking, one with dangerous side effects that force lawSometimes, when the line to the bar snaked out the makers to change the rules. door, they barely glanced at the ID and let the underage “We’re having irresponsible consumption, and no one’s drinker in. Other times, they would deny access, but they wanting to take responsibility for that overconsumpwouldn’t call the police. tion,” Williamson said. “Everybody’s wanting to externalEmily Clines, executive director for the Georgia divi- ize, so now the external factors have clamped down, sion of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, said this lack of which has required these other parties to try to do things concern on the part of bouncers and alcohol providers is that bypass the system.” the root of the problem — not fake ID use. But that bypassing continues. “The person who’s checking the ID, they would know “It’s Athens,” Patrick said. “No one is ultimately conit’s a fake ID if they were really checking it and going cerned with are you who you say you are. Because when through it,” Clines said. “It’s very rare that you’re going you’re in a dark bar, all the bouncers care about is whethto find a really good fake ID that could pass for a real er he looked at your ID and it said you were 21.” one. It’s the people at the bars not checking them corBut she said with fake IDs come real responsibilities. rectly. It’s the older students on campus buying the alco“Ultimately when it comes down to fake IDs, it’s all hol for the younger students. It’s those kinds of things.” about personal responsibility,” she said. “Athens teaches Williamson offered a similar explanation for the prolif- you how to be a grown-up, and if you have a piece of eration of fake ID use. paper that says you’re a grown-up, then you have to act He said behind fake IDs is a culture of irresponsible like one.”
in line at around noon, and she still got some.” Ford was not the only one in this situation. Lynsey Jackson, also a senior undergraduate student, said she was on her way to get the tickets when she received a text message telling her not to bother. “I was really upset. I have been at UGA for a while, and Ludacris is one of my top three artists,” she said. However, Jackson was determined to go to the concert. “I sent a message to everyone who I knew got one and told them I would pay for it. I also checked Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace,” Jackson said. Eventually she was able to buy a ticket from a co-worker for about $30. “I thought that was pretty cheap. There would be people out there that would pay $50 or $60 to see Ludacris in Athens,” she said. Ford said the University needed a better system for the tickets that would keep the students’ needs in mind. “Some people just don’t have the time to spend the entire day waiting for tickets. There has to be a better way to do it,” she said. “I think something like the football tickets [system], something first-come,
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first-served.” She suggested also putting the tickets on students’ IDs so that University students would have priority over others. “I know it is a paper ticket. It could really go to anyone,” Ford said. “I think UGA students should be able to go first. It is our homecoming.” Jackson said she was also in favor of an online system since traveling to Tate is not convenient for all students. “I am an animal science major since freshman year. I have been on North Campus for class twice,” she said. “Having it at Tate, even though it is the center of campus, is a huge inconvenience for me. Not only do I have to pay for parking, but I also have to stand in line.” Jackson also suggested changing the location of the concert in order to accommodate more students. “Legion Field is only so big. The intramural fields we could use,” she said. Additionally, Jackson said that after years of paying student fees — which go toward events such as this concert — she felt gypped for not being able to attend. “I feel like I paid so many fees, and it really made me mad the one time I really wanted to do something I couldn’t,” she said.
Hall, according to a University Police report. Ed Foster, the general foreman for Inglett & Stubbs Electrical Contractors, told police that between 3 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Sunday, 15 2,500-foot rolls of wire were
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A University visitor was arrested at People’s Park Monday for violating an Indiana court order to stay away from another visitor, according to a University Police report. David Allen Daniel, 28, was arrested at about 5 p.m. after officers responded to reports of suspicious activity related to controlled substances in People’s Park. Officers found Daniel in the company of another visitor, according to the report. After running their names through databases, officers discovered Daniel was in violation of a family protective order dictating he have no association with his companion, according to the report. Daniel was charged with violation of a family protective order. He was also barred from University property for two years. The report states that a drug-related glass pipe — unrelated to Daniel’s arrest — was also found in People’s Park and taken into evidence by the officers. Damage to pipes reported by University employee University officials reported criminal trespass Monday in relation to damaged pipes in a restroom located in the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, according to a University Police report. Joel Bacon, design engineer in the college, told officers that on Oct. 6 he was told a sink in the restroom on the second floor of the vet school building was leaking. Bacon said it appeared someone had tried to damage the pipe work leading to the sink. He also said there was no cost for repair, but he added similar incidents had occurred in the past, according to the police report. The report states Bacon is working with a local detective to investigate the incidents involving pipe damage. —Compiled by Tiffany Stevens
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The History of Uga UGA I
1956-66 “Hood’s Ole Dan” Record: 53-48-6
1966-72 “Ole Dan’s Uga” Record: 42-16-3
1973-80 “Seiler’s Uga Three” Record: 71-32-2
1981-89 “Seiler’s Uga Four” Record: 77-27-4
1990-99 “UGA IV’s Magillicuddy II” Record: 65-39-1
1999-2008 “Uga V’s Whatchagot Loran” Record: 87-27
2008-2009 “Loran’s Best” Record: 16-7
Uga I was born on Dec. 2, 1955, in Columbus and began the line of solid white Ugas that still reigns today.
Uga II, Uga I’s son, saw the Bulldogs play in five bowl games and win two SEC championships.
Uga III got to witness Herschel Walker lead the team to the 1980 national championship. He died shortly after the 100th game of his reign.
Uga V, son of Uga IV, was named in honor of Dan Magill — former assistant athletic director for public relations, tennis coach and sports information director.
Uga VI saw former Athletic Director Vince Dooley’s last game in Sanford Stadium. He was 20 pounds heavier than Uga V and lead the team to two SEC championships.
Uga VII received his title as mascot in August of 2008 just before a game against Georgia Southern. He died unexpectedly in 2009 and was succeeded by the temporary mascot, Russ.
Uga VIII will debut Saturday By KATIE WEISE THE RED & BLACK After a season of upsetting losses, one of the most long awaited team members will finally set foot on the field Saturday. He is a little smaller than most of the players, but he comes from a long line of recruits that have stepped up to their duties since 1956. We have been without him for almost a year, but his presence has the possibility of raising the team’s morale and leading us to victory. Plus, he can bark. Uga VIII will make his debut at the Homecoming game this weekend against Vanderbilt. A “collaring” ceremony will be held before kickoff, said Sonny Seiler, owner of the line of bulldogs that have served as the country’s best mascot for more than 50 years. He also mentioned that Russ, the interim mascot, will also take part in the ceremony. Both dogs will stay on the field during the game. “It’s a new generation of the best mascot in college football,” said Ty Goodbar, fifth year international affairs major. “I think he’ll inspire our team to have a better second half of the season.” Seiler, who is from Savannah and not presently in Athens to help plan the ceremony, said Uga VIII is the grandson of Uga VI and is a 55-pound white male. “Hopefully this one is healthy,” said Dominique Gardner, a pharmacy major. His registered name is “Big Bad Bruce,” named for a doctor at the University College of Veterinary Medicine, Bruce Hollett, who has “taken care of the dogs wonderfully.” Hollett will also appear on the field for the ceremony.
Uga IV accompanied Herschel Walker to the Heisman Trophy Banquet in December of 1982. He attended a bowl game in every year of his career.
MAN ON THE STREET: Will Uga VIII be a good luck charm? After Uga VII died unexpectedly last November, Russ, the 5-year-old half-brother of the late mascot, took over mascot duties, making his debut during the upset of Georgia Tech last football season. Russ was also the mascot for the University’s victory versus Texas A&M in the 2009 Independence Bowl, giving him a 2-0 record for his 2009 tenure. When Sonny Seiler, owner of the line of white male English bulldogs that have been used as the University’s mascot since 1956, announced that Uga VIII wouldn’t be big enough to fill the Uga uniform at the beginning of the season, Russ took his place on the sideline, and has overseen the football games so far this season. Though a member of the Uga line, Russ cannot be considered to fulfill the role of mascot full-time because at age 6, he is too old
for travel. Russ is not the first substitute Uga to grace University sidelines. Otto filled in for his brother Uga IV for four games in 1986 after Uga IV injured ligaments in his knee jumping off a bed. Otto finished his days as a mascot with a 3-1 record. With Russ’ 2-0 record last season, many hoped he would continue his winning streak to the 2010 season. This season, however, Russ is 2-4. With a not-so-great record this season, The Red & Black asked students if they think Uga VIII, who is premiering at this Saturday’s homecoming game against Vanderbilt, could be a good luck charm for the rest of the season. —Katie Weise
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senior, physical education, Ball Ground
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“I don’t think a new Uga will help our team. The damage has been done — a new dog won’t help.”
“I’m very excited about Uga VIII’s debut. I think that’s what the Bulldogs have been missing. I’m really expecting a change in the tide. Go Dawgs!”
“I don’t encourage dog breeding when we have such an overpopulation in the animal shelters and on the street. But I love any dog, so I’ll love Uga.”
fifth year, marketing, Duluth
junior, international affairs and anthropology, Stockbridge
junior, athletic training, Des Moines, Iowa
“I’m so stoked about Uga XXVII. Just kidding, but this is the third one in my four years here. Russ was fantastic, but it’ll be nice to have a real Uga. Who was Russ anyway?”
“Maybe he’ll help our team do better. I’m really excited to see how cute he is. But I’m disappointed he’ll be white and male … again.”
“Why does nobody know about his appearance? We should have posters and people doing parades for this dog. He better go down the Dawg Walk.”
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Report the news The job of any journalist is to cover the news — and we’ll do it, no matter what On Tuesday, we received letters from readers upset at us for writing about the additional details of running back Caleb King’s arrest. They were upset at our reporter for reporting the facts. They were upset at our editors for allowing the story to go to print. They even questioned our school pride by calling us “The Orange & Blue.” We have heard your complaints, and feel you deserve an explanation of our thought process. Let me be clear: The purpose of this newspaper is not to defame athletes, or any other person on campus. However, the job of a newspaper is not to only print the stories that put our team in a positive spotlight. We’re not cheerleaders. The job of a newspaper is not to sit idly by as allegations of hazing flow into our newsroom like Natty Light from a fraternity party keg. Pi Kappa Phi, anyone? The job of a newspaper is not to ignore complaints of sexual harassment from a tenured professor in the College of Education. Anyone remember William Bender? The job of a newspaper is to tell the news as accurately as possible, and that’s how we serve our readers. Some called it sensationalism — but we’re not here hacking into e-mail addresses to scour for juicy tidbits. We’re not here to sensationalize hearsay and rumor about illegal activities. We’re here to investigate illegal activities by looking at the documents and speaking with officials about the news you — our readers — have a right to hear about. And often, it’s hyper-local news that no other media agency has the capability or resources to cover. The Athens Banner-Herald has one beat reporter covering the University. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has zero. Our readers have only one watchdog of the University administration and people who break the law — and that’s The Red & Black. We’ve received letters lambasting The Red & Black for spreading bad news about other students, specifically King. In a letter to the editor Tuesday about our cartoons, a reader asked “why is the STUDENT newspaper attacking fellow STUDENTS?” Following that logic, why would the Washington Post print stories about misconduct from congressmen? Or senators? Or the president? Would readers prefer an American newspaper never attack fellow Americans? A newspaper has the obligation to print stories because it’s the right thing to do, and because it’s something readers have a right to know about. The nature of journalism doesn’t come down to allegiances to a specific school, state or country. A newspaper’s only allegiances are to the truth and to you — our reader — who we are here to serve. Most students would prefer if we publish a story about the professor who’d been sexually harassing students for 20 years — Bender was still teaching in the classroom after the University found out about his classroom misconduct. The next semester, when The Red & Black published stories about him asking a female student to join him in his lake house hot tub where he “do[es] freaky things,” he was still teaching online courses. And if we didn’t tell you — our readers — what was going on, we would be doing you a great disservice. We also believe you have a right to know that a female filed a police report against King for threatening to post “nude pictures and video” of her on the Internet after allegedly not paying back a loan. We know our readers are educated students who are interested in police reports about football stars many cheer for on gameday. We believe you have a right to know the details of reports of illegal behavior. Just as most Americans understand it’s a newspaper’s job to report presidential misconduct — even if that negatively reflects on the nation — we believe most students understand that it is the job of this newspaper to report alleged illegal misconduct of those in the University spotlight — even if that leads to a more negative view of the football team. The Red & Black is not the public relations team of the University any more than The New York Times is the public relations firm of the United States. Our responsibility to you is to report the facts — and to let you be the judge of any alleged illegal activities. We believe this is how your student newspaper can best serve you. — Daniel Burnett for the editorial board
Tough job market, tougher choices I
’m a long-range planner. I buy Christmas gifts in July. So, naturally, how to approach the job market when I graduate in December already is a daily thought for me. Actually, I’m preoccupied by it. This summer, I lost my part-time job, which provided money for tuition, day care for my two children and the mortgage. We are now a four-person household dependent on a police officer’s salary (which isn’t much). I had to think deeply prior to this semester: Do I sit out this semester or plug on to graduate with the journalism degree I’ve wanted since high school — more than 20 years ago? When I graduate, can my family afford for me to do the necessary internship/position which may pay little or nothing? Assuming a job is available, should I take a reporting job at the bottom of the ladder? My dilemma makes it harder to get in the swing of my last semester here at the University. I should be excited. But with graduation looming and uncertainty in the job market, I’m antsy. Taking this semester off was dismissed quickly — but not by me. By my husband. “You’ve come this far,” he said.
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“Don’t quit now.” So we reassessed everything: Could we cut our budget? Should I take out a student loan? Which of us could be home with the kids so day care could be avoided? We answered “yes” to the first two questions and “both of us, alternately” to the last. Most new newspaper reporters earn less than I did as a part-time speech therapist. A newsroom salary probably will cover gas for my car and day care costs, but that’s all. Will our creditors wait for me to climb that ladder of success, to a larger paycheck? Should I stay at home with the kids or take a job that may not be financially rewarding for at least a year or more? Then there is my trepidation about the job market. In 18 years of being employed, I never had to search for jobs. They always fell into my lap. I know of two recent Grady graduates who moved out of state to find jobs. Both said, “A job is a job.” But moving is not an option for
— Chari Sutherland is a senior from Snellville majoring in newspapers
E-mail and letters from our readers
Readers respond in anger over football coverage I’m disgraced with what this newspaper has become, along with a portion of the student body. The article published Tuesday about Caleb King (“Accusations piling up for running back King,” Oct. 12) was a pitiful attempt to attract attention to the newspaper. The part about being lent money and not repaying is certainly not publication worthy. Are there not more pressing matters in the world, university or athletic program? The issue with the girl and photos is over and done with, but heck, why not kick a fellow student when down, right? And you students who show up halfway through the football games or don’t come at all, what better do you have to do on a beautiful and sunny fall afternoon? Nothing. Your Magic the Gathering games can wait, and if not, you belong in Atlanta at GT! RYAN HOLZER Alumnus, Atlanta Sociology One of The Red & Black’s most recent articles struck a nerve with me. One of your writers, Jacob Demmitt, wrote a story talking about the most recent arrest of Caleb King. It was appalling to me to see that a newspaper would be willing to publish a story about a person using information that was never pronounced as fact. Maybe it was a reporter trying to figure out a way to make a name for himself or
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me. Recent searches on careerbuilder.com and Monsterjobs.com offered no newspaper reporting jobs. I fear becoming a “discouraged worker”: someone who searches and searches for a job until they burn out. Should I stay home nursing my résumé and carting my kids here and there? I share three conclusions in hopes they will help you: 1.) I have to pre-plan. I’m updating my résumé for review by the Career Center. I’m amping up my Facebook “friends” and LinkedIn “connections” to include University alumni and professionals who may be able to point me to the right job. 2.) I cannot listen to doom and gloom reports about the job market that would immobilize me. I must remind myself of the proverb “From small beginnings come great things.” 3.) To keep my mind free, I must focus on my school assignments, which involve a lot of writing. Writing always makes me feel better. So, instead of more foot-tapping and hand-wringing, I’m writing this.
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herself? Maybe the editor pencilwhipped the approval to let it slide on through? Who knows... It appears to me that even The Red & Black, although not sponsored by the University of Georgia (which I can obviously see why at this point), chose to run an article that not only defames one of the team’s players, but also spreads rumors that were never substantiated by the authorities, thus the reason that they never charged him. But the institution that is known as the “The Red & Black” which are also the team colors for our beloved team, feels it is appropriate to do what it can to bring negative attention to them. You know, something that is actually newsworthy in this day and time is the fact that out of the roughly 35,000 students that attend the University, the ACC police force actually finds itself in prime position to find “severe” (read that with great sarcasm intended) acts of criminal activity being perpetuated by our players (traffic violations on scooters, traffic violations period, underage drinking, etc). Why is that, one asks? Maybe that would be a good story for your publication. All of the acts above are dealt with by a written citation at all other SEC institutions of higher learning, but at our esteemed university the violators are arrested. Here is another. With the big to-do that was made by not only The Orange & Blue — oops sorry, I
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meant The Red & Black — of Caleb’s traffic citation, how about the 240-plus citations that the Florida Gators football organization has in ONE county in Florida, but you do not hear of even one of those in the “media.” WAYNE GILMORE Millwood Engineering technology I was e-mailing in response to the value of Jacob Demmitt’s recent article on Caleb King. How is it legal to report of charges that have since been dropped? I question the integrity of The Red & Black in publishing this article. Why do you publish an article with news that has been dismissed from the judicial system? I do not see how this brings up the core value of the University, the student, the author or your publication. Caleb King was obviously in the wrong for his actions, but again why bring up anything under the bridge? I think we all have skeletons in our closet and no one wants their dirty laundry published. I hope that you have justification, because this is the definition of defamation of character. There are no charges in the court system, yet you harp on the past. I’d be interested in hearing from you and Mr. Demmit. Thanks. JAMES MCGEE Athens Athens First Bank
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S Robert Whiteowl plays his flute for money on a downtown street. Some Athens residents try to develop creative ways to combat poverty. A study shows Athens Clarke-County has a nearly 40 percent poverty rate.
University makes economy ‘more stable’ Students don’t skew poverty numbers By DREW HOOKS THE RED & BLACK In September, the U.S. Census Bureau released the results of the American Community Survey — an annual survey of the population — showing Athens-Clarke County as having a 39.9 percent poverty rate, the highest rate reported for Georgia. Doug Bachtel, a demographer at the University, said these statistics are not skewed because of the University’s students. “You can’t live at the University and go to school there and be in poverty,” he said. He credits most of the poverty to the wages of the people who live and work in Athens. “We have some of the lowest wages in the state,” Bachtel said.
Bachtel said there is a two-tiered wage system for workers at the University — the faculty members and the secretaries, grounds crew, dining hall workers and janitors. Bachtel also said he sees the structure of the local economy affecting the wages of the people in Athens. “Athens is a retail hub and retail has low wage rates,” he said. He said many of the people who are the high wage earners in Athens do not live in the county and instead commute. Jeff Humphreys, director of the Selig Center for Economic Growth, said the University has been a buffer for the area during the recession. “The Athens economy has been more stable mostly because of the presence of the University,” he said. “The University did lose some jobs, but less than most sectors.” Humphreys said the presence of the University has provided a housing market for investors to put money into for development.
REGENTS: Governor hesitant on proposal ¢ From Page 1 on why the proposal is a good idea in times of budget cuts. “The governor didn’t question whether or not UGA is the right place or the wrong place to expand the engineering program, but he also never got reasons why it was a good place,” Brantley said. “The way you get to a decision is to lay out the facts and get input from the Legislature.” However, Adams said he believes academic expansion is an appropriate step despite the extensive cuts facing the University’s budget and the budgets of other state-operated institutions. “I think this is the kind of thing we ought to be doing,” Adams said. “A lot of federal research money goes to medicine and engineering. We have been missing out on that by not having full-scale medicine and engineering, and I believe the proposal we have put forth is a sound one and one we can manage.” If the Regents decide to approve the proposal next month, they have full authority to do so without consulting the members of the Legislature. Perdue cannot veto the decision the board chooses to make. “It’s not at all the governor saying they didn’t have the authority or the ability to make a decision like this,” Brantley said. “It was more of making a point that when you’re going to do something like this, the right process is to consult the people who approve the state budget each year. You can’t assume the support is already there or that you can gain support after a decision like that is already made.” Adams declined to comment on whether he will continue with his efforts to expand the engineering program at the University if the proposal is rejected
by the Regents. However, he said he is confident in the work that has been put into the University’s engineeringrelated plans. “I think the plan that has been put together by the faculty is a sound plan. And I think the numbers that the provost and finance vice president have put together are sound numbers,” Adams said. “We will try and answer whatever questions [the Regents] may have, but I stand behind the work that our people have done.”
“Athens has been bettered by the University,” he said. Many students see the troubles of the Athens community and decide to do something about it during their time here. Elizabeth Allen, a junior from Duluth majoring in international affairs, is the codirector of the Thomas N. Lay Park tutoring program. The after-school program meets every day for two hours and University volunteers do reading and math work, help students with their homework and then play with them on the playground afterwards. Allen said the students they help are usually at-risk youth. “I’ve had to teach kids their numbers and how to read,” she said. Allen, who has been a part of this program for three years, said she has seen a lot of growth in the students. “It’s really great to work with kids whose parents don’t really care about school and we can get them excited about learning,” she said.
You may not be able to get rid of the flu virus this fall, but Enterprise Information Technology Services can help with a computer virus. University students, staff and faculty can bring their laptops to the MLC second floor rotunda from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today for a free security checkup. “They should come if they’ve seen virus warnings, spyware warnings or general slow performance,” said Bert DeSimone, IT associate director. Professionals from EITS and the University’s TEC Services will perform virus scans, spyware removal and software updates as part of the security checkups. DeSimone plans to see 75 to 100 students at the event. The students who come will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis. Students can expect a checkup to take between 30 and 45 minutes. “If we don’t have enough time, we’ll ask them to set up an appointment,” DeSimone said. “They really work hard to get all the computers, but we don’t always have enough time.” Rosalee Bernabe, a third-year art history major, didn’t know about the fair, but remembered previous positive experiences with TEC Services. “Freshman year I called them in for help with firewall issues and they were super helpful each time,” she said. Also available at the fair will be information on phishing, or attempting to acquire information such as usernames and passwords, and ways to prevent identity theft. The Computer Health and Security Fair is held every October as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
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drink up! Editors note: A lot of people like to think they know a thing or two about beer; those people haven’t met Zack Taylor. A selfprofessed beer master, check back every Wednesday to see which new beer the guru is gloating about. The bad news is summer is coming to a close. The good news is I don’t give a damn because I love fall beer releases. While students are whining about term papers and maintaining HOPE, I just suck it up. Why? Because I know about a beautiful little beer that tastes just like pumpkin pie — the way mother used to make it. This fantastic brew holds the moniker “Pumking,” and trust me, it deserves every ounce of the royal title. The beer has a nice golden dark-orange body and a creamy off-white head. The aroma is enough to make you fall to your knees with joy, bearing amazingly sweet scents of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and — of course — pumpkin pie. Coming to Athens by way of the Southern Tier Brewing Company, “Pumking” is a must
have for all beer connoisseurs. In fact, after I had my first taste, I decided it might be time to add Southern Tier to my Christmas card list— it’s just that good. I first encountered this amazing beverage on draft at Trappeze Pub, located off Washington Street, though it is also available at the Five Points Bottle Shop. As I sat there, glass in hand, I remember thinking, “If this tastes as good as it smells, I’m going to cut off my left arm and mail it to a random celebrity.” Well, congratulate Bob Saget on his brand new left arm, because the first sip of Pumking almost floored me. Every aroma the beer gave off echoed in its flavor. Not to go overboard, but you can almost taste the crust, and just like pumpkin pie, I had to have seconds, thirds, fourths, fifths... The title of “king” wouldn’t be given to a weak beer — “Pumking” boasts an impressive 9 percent alcohol by volume. Don’t punish yourself with peasant beers — pour yourself a pint of royalty. — Zack Taylor
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It’s a landmark year in academia for women’s rights, one that will make feminists kick up their heels and rejoice. More women received doctoral degrees than did their male counterparts in 2009, according to a report from the Washington Post. At the University, doctoral students say though gender is evenly split, the number of female doctoral students is increasing. “In my department, we tend to be pretty even in terms of male and female Ph.D.s in Ph.D. students as well as at the faculty level, which I think is a great thing,” said Ann Backof, a doctoral student in the J.M. Tull School of Accounting from Amherst, Va. Backof said her department might be more evenly divided between males and females because business, specifically accounting, has historically been a maledominated discipline. “I might have a little bit of a skewed view because I’m in the accounting department, so within the business school itself it seems like there’s a pretty good mix,” she said. “I would definitely say there’s at least as many women. I haven’t seen them outnumber the men tremendously in terms of Ph.D. students.” Judy Milton, assistant dean of the University graduate school, said the graduate school doesn’t have firm numbers on the gender breakdown of doctoral students specifically, but the number of women in the graduate school — including those pursuing Ph.D.s — has increased. “In recent years, more women than men have enrolled at UGA in the graduate programs,” she said. George Majetich, the graduate coordinator for the chemistry department, said more women with better qualifications are applying to the doctoral program. “Just the number of young ladies who keep applying for graduate school is greater than the number of guys,” he said. “Admission to graduate school tends to be on scores and records, and you tend to take the applicants with the best scores and records, and the young ladies are coming through. They’re leading the pack.” Ben Ehlers, the graduate coordinator for the history department, said he suspects the increased number of female faculty members may influence the increase. “The number of women doesn’t exceed the number of men, but the number of women has been growing,” he said. “I think that we have had more female applicants, and so the pool has included more female applicants. And we have increased the number of female faculty. As recently as a generation ago, there were only a handful of female historians on the faculty of history, and that number has increased dramatically as well.” Ehlers said five women and four men began pursuing Ph.D.s last fall, Backof said the growing number of female faculty members definitely encouraged her doctoral studies. “I think especially as a young woman thinking about it — because it’s a commitment to come back to grad school — you’re looking at a five-year commitment to do your Ph.D., so when you see other women who have done it as well, I think that’s definitely encouraging,” she said. “It gives you that little bit of courage to take the leap to come back.” Emily Griffith, a doctoral student in accounting, said there are five females in her program of nine. “I didn’t grow up with the idea that I couldn’t do whatever I wanted to do and go as far as I wanted to go,” she said. “I think a lot of young girls are growing up in a time when more women are going to school and getting degrees and that sets an example.”
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listen up! The Solar Temple suicides: a horrific event in the 1990s in which 55 members of the obscure Solar Temple cult killed themselves, theoretically trying to â€œreach the stars.â€? Solar Temple Suicides: The Baltimore band that got its name from that event and is equally headed for the stars, just in its own way. The band has been bubbling since 2007, gaining and losing members, and this December will release its debut album, â€œSentinels of the Heliosphere.â€? Describing the bandâ€™s sound on this premiere effort without illicit drug references will be impossible, but here goes my best attempt. As soon as you hit â€œplay,â€? you are submerged in a chaotic, orbital vibe. â€œPale Blue Dot,â€? the opening track, starts with a shrill digital jangling and twangy guitar from space echoing over thumping drums. The tone for the album is set, and it only took one full minute. That being said, donâ€™t expect the band to rush through anything. The spacey, loopy vibe continues, featuring plenty of flanging and phasing guitars, echoing through the chasms of space, coupled with rumbling bass lines. The drums maintain the pace of the song, keeping it from spiraling into lonesome moon madness. After jamming along through the first three tracks, they amp up the edge a little bit on â€œClose Your Eyesâ€? and bring a little energy, some rocking drums and fuzzed-out
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S Renovations continue on the Stegeman Coliseum to upgrade the buildingâ€™s exterior and concourse before the gymnastics and basketball seasons begin.
STEGEMAN: Exterior to look â€˜modernâ€™ Â˘ From Page 1 â€œWell, this is really geared not only to our [basketball] program, but also to our customer service initiative. I think what this is doing is itâ€™s creating a circulation space for our fans to enter the arena,â€? McGarity said. â€œThe concessions are enhanced, the restrooms are enhanced â€” it more or less makes the building more user-friendly. And while it does not affect the seating area, it does affect the outward appearance of the facility and it really is geared towards making the experience more pleasant for all our fans.â€? With the extra elbow room around the concourse area, the expectations are that many of the past complaints about the Coliseum will be put to rest. Expansion of the concourse area not only provides the arena with a tangible reason for the multi-million dollar project, but also an aesthetic upgrade. Stegemanâ€™s new transparent exterior, as well as a revamped exterior graphics package, should provide a little extra â€œbangâ€? for the building. â€œThe graphics package has much more of a bang to it. When you drive down the road by the stadium, the graphics will be much more eye-catching than they are now,â€? Whittemore said. â€œThe northside graphics package [facing Carlton Street] will be dedicated to University-related symbols like the Arch or Uga, and the south-side package [facing football practice fields] will be team-oriented. It will have graphics featuring gymnastics and basketball.
The graphics package and glass exterior will give the building a much more modern look. This is going to be one of the things that people are going to be very excited about, I think.â€? The upgrades come at an opportune time for the programs competing within the confines of Stegeman. Under the guidance of second-year coach Mark Fox, as well as the play from standout juniors Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie, Georgia administrators and fans have high expectations for the basketball program in 2010-2011. But despite the promise the team showed last season, attendance numbers still left much to be desired â€” even in marquee matchups. In addition, womenâ€™s basketball continues to achieve under head coach Andy Landers, and the Gym Dogs suffered through their worst season in recent memory under first-year head coach Jay Clark. For all programs, winning is expected to be the primary factor in drawing fans back under Stegemanâ€™s roof for athletic events â€” especially for menâ€™s basketball. â€œThe Coliseum renovation does reflect the Athletic Associationâ€™s commitment to the basketball and gymnastics programs and also represents a commitment to the fans who support those programs,â€? associate athletic director Claude Felton said. â€œI think history shows that a winning team will generate great crowds. Hugh Durham had some runs that showed that. In Tubby Smithâ€™s two short years, the Coliseum was selling out many games. And
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Soccer captain key to team’s corner kick goals By EDWARD KIM THE RED & BLACK As the Georgia drumline began ratting and tatting to fire up Georgia soccer fans, senior Kelli Corless placed the ball onto the right corner of the field in a 0-0 tie. She took a few steps back and looked out across the field to see what the LSU defense was giving her to work with. “We have certain plays for our corner kicks and there are a few girls on the team that are normal targets, so I [was] just looking to put the ball in a good area that [could] give us a chance to score,” Corless said. But things weren’t playing in her favor. Georgia was already missing its tallest player, 5-foot-11 defender Bailey Powell, who was out with a hamstring injury — and the Bulldogs had yet to score off a set piece all season. Corless, of course, already knew this. The team captain recognized that the given play called for junior Jamie Pollock to cut across the box toward the middle of the goal as senior Marah Falle ran in to obstruct the LSU’s goalkeeper’s view. Corless raised her right hand and then struck the ball towards goal. The shot, however, was too high, and there was no way Pollock or Falle would be able to get a head on the ball. But then something unexpected happened. The ball began curving in toward the goal, as the opposing keeper was too far
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S Senior Kelli Corless (15) has solidified her role as the go-to taker of the Bulldogs’ corner kicks under new head coach Steve Holeman. out of the net to try and stop Falle’s attempt. LSU’s goalkeeper jumped to knock the attempt away, but Corless’ shot kept going right into the back of the net
for the go-ahead goal — and another Georgia win. Throughout her Georgia career, Corless has had a knack of scoring goals such as
these. She had two such goals in her freshman and junior years, including one against South Carolina in last season’s SEC quarterfinals, although neither was on purpose. “I would love to say ‘Oh yeah, I meant to shoot that.’ But really, I just try to put the ball in a dangerous area,” Corless said. Corless was given the responsibility at Georgia as a freshman after former head coach Patrick Baker found out that she could “strike a decent ball.” But when new head coach Steve Holeman was hired from Ole Miss last spring, Corless was not just given the role. She had to earn it. “I was obviously familiar with her from having played against her for the past three years,” Holeman said. “I [knew] she had a great left foot and that she took [Georgia’s] corners in the past and I watched a lot of video. It was not an automatic, but she stepped up and [did] what she needed to and it has been good. She has a great left foot and left-footed serve and she has the ability to float a ball, bend a ball, drive a ball.” Like many team captains, anytime she makes the perfect service to a teammate is a top moment for her. And with three years of experience behind her, Corless knows exactly how important her role is on this year’s team. “Anytime that we have been able to capitalize on [a corner], score a goal off of it, or anything — it is a crucial thing.”
Richt makes example with suspension KING: Case to be FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK passed on to SEC By RACHEL G. BOWERS THE RED & BLACK
Tailback Caleb King has been suspended for two games following his arrest Monday, head coach Mark Richt announced Tuesday. In his Tuesday news conference, Richt gave three short responses in a row to questions about whether punishment has gotten tougher for off-thefield troubles, as 11 players have now been arrested this year. Richt said “yes, sir,” King’s punishment is an example of the harsher consequences and also said “obviously, yes sir” King’s punishment was meant to send a message. Richt said the responsibility to take care of traffic violations falls on the shoulders of the “student-
athlete” and that “Georgia is not going to take care of the traffic violations.” However, the head coach did say the staff will now be making weekly checks to see if the players’ licenses are in “good standing,” rather than monthly. “In order to really know something like that we would’ve had to be made aware of it and then we can make sure that thing gets taken care of,” Richt said. “Again, we are not taking care of it. We just have to make sure it gets taken care of by the student-athlete.” Wide receiver Kris Durham took the same stance as Richt, saying the players need to take care of their off-the-field business.
“It’s more on the playhamstring injury, Richt ers. We’re responsible for said he and the staff have our actions. We been getting freshmake the decisions man tailback Ken that we make,” Malcome ready Durham said. “You “for the last month have to pay the conor so,” though sequences, but at Ealey will still be the same time we’re carrying the major100 percent behind ity of the load for each other. We’re a the Bulldogs team. We’re gonna Saturday against support everyone.” Vanderbilt. DURHAM King makes for “We were watchthe fourth major ing him in drill contributor on work and we feel Georgia’s offense to like he has great be suspended for at potential,” Richt least one game this said. “We were very season. encouraged by what we saw, so we Coaches getting said let’s get him Ken Malcome ready up here and just keep spoon-feeding With King susand get him to MALCOME him pended and taila position to where back Carlton if we need him he’ll Thomas “questionable” for be ready to go. That’s Tuesday practice due to a where he’s at right now.”
¢ From Page 1 interests to provide a student-athlete or the student-athlete’s relative or friend a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation.” By the same bylaw, “loans (even if interest is charged) or guarantee of bond” are clearly expressed as an example of an impermissible extra benefit. Loans are permitted by the NCAA if the relationship between the studentathlete and the loaner can be described as an “established family friend.” While the wording of the bylaw remains in question, even with NCAA’s own compliance officers, it is clear there is an issue to be addressed by the Athletic Association. “There is a bylaw — [Bylaw] 188.8.131.52 — and it says ‘A student-athlete may receive a loan from an established family friend without such an arrangement constituting as an extra benefit.’ I think [a family friend] has to be an established relationship,” said Michael Paciorek, faculty compliance associate at Eastern Michigan University. “There’s a prior relationship that goes back for a period of time — it doesn’t specify exactly what the length of that relationship would be. And actually it states here that the relationship must exist prior to the initiation of the student-athlete’s recruitment [by the University].” Therefore, if the NCAA were to find that King’s female “friend” does not meet the definition of an
established family friend, the running back and the Georgia program could potentially face punishment from the NCAA. Clouding the issue even further is the fact that the woman loaning King the money is a former University employee — a previous University transit bus driver. Such past employment could qualify the woman as “an institutional employee,” which would fall in direct violation of NCAA bylaws. When asked if a situation such as King’s could constitute a possible NCAA violation, Paciorek said the possibility exists and that “it might be something that would have to be looked into.” Georgia’s NCAA compliance officer, Eric Baumgartner, was unavailable for comment. Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity first addressed King’s loan situation as a non-violation under NCAA policy. “No, no I don’t think it is [an NCAA violation]. If it was, I’m sure we would be on top of that as far as doing that, but it’s not a situation where we feel rises to that level, but I can certainly check on that,” McGarity said. “But no, I think on the surface it’s not because it’s not a representative of [the University], it’s not a booster. But this is all new to us.” After reviewing the facts of the case with Baumgartner, McGarity made it clear that issue would need to be dealt with by conference officials. “I’ll tell you what we’ll do is we’ll probably send this over to the SEC office,” McGarity said. “We’ll send it over to the SEC office over there and ask for an [interpretation], and ask them to look at it and see if we have any issues there.” The rulings on such matters are handled on a case-by-case basis by the NCAA, with the investigation independently finding whether there was an infraction warranting punishment. If found to be in violation, the implications could be damaging for the Georgia program. As the NCAA iterates in reference to impermissible extra benefits: “If the studentathlete receives an extra benefit not authorized by NCAA legislation ... the individual is ineligible in all sports.” In either case, Georgia certainly has some issues to sort out with the league offices. There is no definitive answer available as to whether King violated NCAA rules, but the conclusion could affect the outcome of the Bulldogs’ season — for if King played as an ineligible player, the NCAA has demonstrated before that they will not hesitate to strip away wins. And if worst comes to worst, Georgia could forfeit the few wins it has already earned in 2010.
October 13, 2010 Issue of The Red and Black