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Students, administrators clash about dean By POLINA MARINOVA THE RED & BLACK Students and administrators don’t seem to be on the same page. In the first round of the Dean of Students search, there were a total of five students on the screening committee with a student co-chair. In the second round, there

was one student on the committee and no student co-chair. Katie Barlow, former Student Government Association president, was co-chair of the original search committee, and she said it seemed like student representation was a high priority in the first round. So why was that not the case for the second round? “I have no idea because it was

Students support ban on smoking

so very important for Dr. Bennett to have me co-chair that committee,” Barlow said. “He sat me down, and he was so excited to tell me that he wanted me to do that.” However, when asked why the second committee had only one student representative and why it was not co-chaired by a student, Vice President for Student Affairs Rodney Bennett said,

“just no real reason, I decided to chair it myself.” Bennett was responsible for making the final decision on which candidate would serve as the Dean of Students. Though the voting documents show he did not vote for Bill McDonald — who has been named Dean of Students — to be selected for a

Former SGA president Katie Barlow co-chaired the first committee for the Dean of Students search.

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11 percent of campus votes By PAIGE VARNER THE RED & BLACK Students passed a referendum Friday that could restrict smoking on campus. On last week’s Student Government Association ballot, students could vote for homecoming king and queen, whether to pass an updated SGA constitution and whether smoking should be banned on campus. Two-thirds of voters said they were in favor of a smoking ban. Because the ban was posed as a referendum — gauging support for a possible future bill — no smoking ban is in place yet. “All that’s been decided so far is students are largely in favor of a smoking ban,” said Gregory Locke, the SGA Franklin College senator who co-sponsored the proposal. Though two-thirds of voters favor a ban, just 11 percent of the student body voted, which means 7 percent of students support the ban. “From my initial viewing of the results, I don’t think DELANEY that’s enough to move toward the complete ban,” said SGA President Josh Delaney. “I don’t think it’s that overwhelming.” But given the majority of voters’ concern, he said his next course of action is outlining a plan for some sort of restriction on smoking. A restriction could ban smoking near the doors of academic buildings, near residence halls and on the second-floor breezeway beside the Miller Learning Center. Smoker William McCarty, a sophomore from Lawrenceville, said he knows he must respect others’ personal space. But when non-smokers walk by him while he is smoking, they only briefly inhale the smoke. Plus, there are other MLC entrances for people who don’t want to breathe in the smoke around the secondfloor breezeway, he said. Smoker Jake Hester, a sophomore from Snellville, said he is not opposed to a partial ban that restricts smoking around high-traffic spots such as Tate.

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over the place, the Bulldogs held Vanderbilt to just 140 yards of total offense. Georgia had just one sack, one tackle for loss, one fumble recovery, one interception and one pass breakup — all of which were enough to keep the Commodores out of the end zone and secure

t turns out the only cure Georgia needed for its lackluster start was visits from its two Tennesseebased SEC opponents to help snap the losing streak and right the ICK ship. ARKER Granted, Tennessee’s programs have seen far better days — and Vanderbilt’s never been a powerhouse — but signs remain of the improvement Georgia has made over the last two weeks. As A.J. Green has worked himself back into the offense, so have the tight ends, and Aaron Murray’s had his best two weeks as a starter as a result. In each win, Georgia showed an improved ground game, committed no turnovers and allowed fewer big plays given up by the defense, resulting in the first two SEC wins of the season and pulling Georgia from the bottom of the standings. Throw in a near-perfect Saturday night of losses for the Bulldogs, and they’re technically back in SEC East

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See STANDINGS, Page 6

By RACHEL G. BOWERS THE RED & BLACK “GATA” was scribbled on the white boards inside Georgia’s locker room at Sanford Stadium. The acronym, coined by former Georgia defensive coordinator Erk Russell, stands for “get after their asses,” or the nicer version, “get after them aggressively.” That four-letter acronym has been pushed by defensive coordinator Todd Grantham all season and for the first time in nearly a year the Bulldogs shut out an opponent in a 43-0 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday. Head coach Mark Richt said the defensive players played “the game the way it should be played.” “I think we’ve got [the players] attention,” Richt said. “I think we know a little bit better what to expect

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(Top) Georgia earned a 43-0 win over Vanderbilt Saturday with the help of Kris Durham’s (16) 112 receiving yards. (Above) The win ushered in the era of Big Bad Bruce, the newly-named Uga VIII. defensively and how to play the game the way Coach Grantham and the staff wants them to play.” Unlike in the first six games, Georgia did not give up a big play for a touchdown and had only two plays go for more than 20 yards — 21 and 28 yards, both in the first quarter. And without marking up the stat sheet all

Instant Replay football coverage on page 6.

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MAGIC MAN Which University professor moonlights as a children’s magician? Page 3

Where’s Mikey? What do you get when you mix clubs, cups and President Adams? He will be at a golf tournament today. He likes big putts and he cannot lie!

Georgia remains in SEC picture

Dogs finally play up to potential

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WAFT SOME TUNES Find out which scientist duo will be live in Athens tonight. Page 8 Variety ..................... 7 Sports ...................... 6

OH MY, OVERTIME Georgia soccer took another highly-ranked team to extra time. Results on page 7. Crossword ............... 2 Sudoku .................... 7


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said students who were accepted into Grady under the old major names and who graduate by the time the changes Changes are coming for several Grady are put into place will have the choice to College of Journalism and Mass have either the old or the new name Communication majors. appear on their diplomas. At its meeting on Sept. 9, the The journalism department is also University Council approved proposals changing the names of its majors. The to change the names of broadcast news magazines, newspapers and publication and telecommunication arts majors, and management majors are being combined to combine three majors in the journal- into one major, journalism, with emphaism department into one. The proposals ses in four areas: magazine journalism, now go on to the Board of Regents, and publication management, visual journalif passed, will go into effect by fall semes- ism and public affairs journalism. ter 2011. The photojournalism emphasis will be Diane Miller, assistant to the dean for renamed to visual journalism. The public undergraduate services in Grady, said affairs journalism emphasis will replace the Board of Regents approval should the newspapers major. come during the Board’s next meeting. Kent Middleton, journalism departAnn Hollifield, department head of ment head, said the changes in the major the telecommunications department, names reflect the changing industry. said the name changes to the majors in Middleton said the department didn’t her department were made to need three journalism majors better reflect what students are when the differences between the learning in those majors. majors were often slight. For “These changes are the result instance, there is a one class difof several years of thinking and ference between the newspapers discussions within the departmajor and the magazines major. ment,” she said. “We want to comAshlee Culverhouse, a junior municate through the names of magazines major from Butler, said our majors that students are she liked the idea of the majors’ graduating fully prepared as 21st names changing to fit the changcentury media professionals.” ing industry, but said since she If the proposals pass, the MIDDLETON would like to work at a magazine, broadcast news major will change she would rather have the magato digital and broadcast journalism, and zines major on her diploma. the telecommunications major will “I don’t think it would hurt if the change to mass media arts. Hollifield classes aren’t changing at all — I think it said the faculty is already using the new might broaden job horizons,” she said. “I names for the majors within the depart- think it depends on what a student’s ment. She said the changes to the majors’ ultimate goal is.” names were made with the changing Mark Johnson, a lecturer who teaches media in mind. photojournalism classes, said the con“In the 21st century all electronic jour- solidation of the three majors into one nalism is now digital journalism. portrays a broader description of what Broadcast news graduates are expected students are learning in Grady. to do online, mobile and TV journalism,” “We are constantly talking about the she said. “We have changed the curricu- curriculum, but with the massive changlum to prepare students for that, and so es in the industry over the past 15 years, we needed to change the name as well.” the conversations accelerated,” he said. Hollifield said the decision to change “When we were looking at the names, we the name of the telecommunications realized that they were so associated major came from negative feedback from with industries that students aren’t students who thought the name was going into.” confusing. She said the major focuses on Johnson said the change to an emphathe creative aspects of storytelling, as sis in visual journalism better reflects opposed to the nonfiction and news what students are learning in his classes. focus of broadcast journalism. Besides photography, students in the “We had students telling us that, had photojournalism emphasis learn audio/ they known what it was, they would have video recording, web design and how to majored in it,” she said. create audio slideshows. Under the new name of the major, stuJohnson said he is very happy about dents will have the opportunity to have the major name changes. an emphasis in one of four areas: video “Our mission is to serve students, and and phone media; script and screenwrit- this allows us to do it at a better level,” ing; management, sales and program- he said. “The major name is a better repming; or new media. Though the changes resentative of what we teach, which is will go into effect by fall 2011, Hollifield journalism.”

SMOKING: Ban years in the distance ¢ From Page 1 But he said he would probably smoke in banned areas if he felt he needed to. “It pushes quitting, but people are still going to smoke,” he said. Sophomore Jory Romans from College Park doesn’t smoke, and he said smoking on campus

should be regulated. “My health should be taken into consideration,” he said. “I don’t want to breathe in contaminated air.” Locke said any type of smoking ban likely would not take effect for a couple of years. SGA has to form a wellconsidered plan first, he said, and two years would

give smokers time to try to quit. Delaney said smokers should not worry too much. “For students who really care deeply about smoking,” he said, “I don’t think these results are significant enough that they have to worry about not ever bringing their cigarettes to campus again.”

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S Art X students Laura McCranie and Taryn Kelly installed their art piece, “Caution Not Crime,” this weekend on North Campus in front of the Holmes-Hunter Academic building. The piece shows the readiness of onlookers to believe in what they see and not facts. Art X is a special interdisciplinary program of study within the Lamar Dodd School of Art.

Ally Outreach week offers support to LGBT community By PAIGE VARNER THE RED & BLACK Hope. That’s what junior Ande Stone said being an ally brings to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community — a community that has lost at least six of its own members in the past two months because of suicide. Stone is the organizer of this week’s Ally Outreach campaign. He created the week of events because he believes waiting until gay people commit suicide is too late to offer support. “People don’t realize the extent of spiritual societal violence LGBT teens face every day,” he said. That violence, he said, could be bullying or harassment based on real or perceived gender identity. Students may have gay friends, Stone said, but some students won’t vocalize support because they are afraid of stepping on

people’s toes. “That is the last thing we should be worried about when this is such a real thing people are dealing with,” he said. Allies are people who develop an understanding of LGBT issues and support the community. But Stone wants allies to add action to their beliefs. The most memorable time an ally supported Stone was before he had even come out. He recalled a time in high school when a guy he had known for several years made fun of him for being gay. Stone didn’t know how to respond. But a girl sitting behind him did. “This girl looked at me, like ‘Why do you let him treat you like that?’” Stone said. “That’s not funny at all,” the girl told the joker. And she told Stone, “Don’t worry about him.”

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TUESDAY What: Marriage Equality Debate When: 6-9 p.m. Where: TBA

WEDNESDAY What: Vigil for the teens who committed suicide When: 8-9 p.m. Where: The Arch

THURSDAY What: Ally Outreach Fair about campus resources and drag performances When: 9 a.m.-4p.m. Where: Tate Plaza

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A University student was arrested and charged with underage possession of alcohol at 3:45 p.m. Saturday after she stole a Coke from Five Guys on College Avenue, according to an Athens-Clarke County Police report. A police officer was summoned when Laura Burch, 20, poured herself a drink at Five Guys when she only paid for a burger, according to the report. When the officer arrived, Burch flipped through her wallet to find her ID and revealed another ID with the name Molly Hunt on it. It was apparent that Burch had been drinking, the report states. After she paid for the drink at Five Guys, she was arrested and a search revealed she had a flask containing alcohol. She was then taken to the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office.

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Two University students were arrested and charged with alcohol-related offenses at 11:05 p.m. Friday when an AthensClarke County Police officer noticed passengers in a taxi drinking from a cup. Greta Spangenberg, 20, was arrested and charged with underage possession of alcohol and an open container, and Emily Roach, 20, was arrested and charged with underage possession of alcohol and use of a fake ID. The taxi driver was cited for allowing alcohol in the taxi. According to police reports, the taxi stopped at the corner of Clayton and Jackson Streets and the passengers hid the cup when they saw the officer. The taxi driver handed the officer the cup, which contained an alcoholic mixed drink. When the officer asked whose cup

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Police Documents it was, Spangenberg said it was hers, and the other four passengers said they did not drink from it, according to the report. When the officer spoke to Roach, she handed him a South Carolina ID with the name of Margaret Little. After about 15 minutes of questioning, Roach gave the officer her real name. She and Spangenberg were arrested and transported to the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office. Student’s arrests climb University student Sara Padgett, 19, was arrested and charged with underage possession of alcohol at 1:35 a.m. Friday according to an Athens-Clarke County Police report. This is Padgett’s third arrest in the county. According to the report, an officer saw Padgett inside Bourbon Street Bar and recognized her as the same student he arrested for underage possession about one month ago. When the officer asked Padgett for her ID, she gave him a driver’s license from Indiana with her name on it and a 1989 birthday, the report states. The officer told Padgett he had arrested her one month ago for underage possession. Padgett apologized for giving the officer a fake ID and for drinking. She was then transported to Clarke County Jail. Padgett was arrested August 28 for underage possession of alcohol after being turned away from Sideways Bar. She was also arrested for underage possession last January. — Compiled by Katie Valentine


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S Professor Keith Karnok performs a magic show. He said he has been interested in magic since he was a child and plans to pursue it as a full-time career after he truly retires from the University.

Professor doubles as magician By MICHAEL PROCHASKA THE RED & BLACK When Turf Grass Management Professor Keith Karnok visits magic shops, he buys surprises to hand out smiles. Karnok considers himself to be in a transition phase between finishing his career as a University professor and taking his hobby as a magician and ventriloquist to a whole new level. Karnok, who is officially retired, was asked by the University to teach part-time this year due to budget cuts, but that doesn’t stop him from traveling the state to perform magic tricks for children. “There’s more similarities between the college classrooms and elementary schools and probably even preschool than I’d like to admit,” Karnok said. “But only in that people like to be entertained, and if you’re entertaining them, they’re more open to learn.” Children and adults are more receptive to new ideas if you find an interesting way to engage them, Karnok said. The use of humor makes Karnok’s shows the most effective, as every show will end with a couple of one liners and jokes from a wooden puppet. “What I’ve also found with the puppets, I could tell the kids something and the teachers could tell the kids something important and they may or may not [comprehend], but when a puppet tells them the same thing, they will remember that and repeat it,” he said. Karnok’s interest in magic began when he was only 12 and a neighbor boy puzzled him with a trick. Since then, he has raised four children and three grandchildren — an experience that has inspired his pursuit for magic. His wife, Melinda, serves as his steadfast assistant. Before performances he will often ask, “Does this have any meaning? Whatever I’m doing, would it affect my grandchildren and my children when they were young?” Karnok learned ventriloquism fewer than seven years ago out of a concern for animal cruelty in magic shows. “You have a rabbit stuck in a box somewhere and you make him disappear or a dove — a lot of times doves are stuck in a coat or sleeves or behind your back and they can be there for quite awhile,” he said. “There are some concerns about animal treatment, and I agree with that.” Though Karnok wouldn’t reveal any secrets, he explained a method to the madness of children’s magic. “When you go into the elementary schools, you have to have a theme,” he said. “For all my shows, you don’t go in and just do fun magic things — you have to have a purpose, a theme or a message that you’re delivering.” Topics can vary from the importance of reading to the dangers of drugs to anti-bullying campaigns, Karnok said. And in many shows, Karnok finds a way to incorporate his experience with the University’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “I have done some elementary schools where I have talked about the importance of agriculture,” he said. “I can bring in food production — different crops and peanuts and how important peanuts are to our state economy.”

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S Karnok, who teaches turf grass management at the University, said he tries to incorporate agriculture education into his magic shows. Occasionally, Karnok will even discuss turf grass with a room full of captivated children. “It surprises a lot of times how sharp some of these kids [are] and how worldly they are,” he said. Karnok has no illusions of becoming an illusionist. Instead, he enjoys little things — the giggles and sparkling eyes of children from the simplest of tricks. “I can go on to tricks that actually cost hundreds of dollars, and the children will continue to yell for Wally Wand,” he said. Wally Wand, a plastic baton that jumps and wiggles around, is one of his least expensive tricks. It only cost $5, but more often than not his audience will avidly chant, “Bring out Wally! Bring out Wally!” However, the tricks are not just for kids. Karnok will often perform for the elderly at nursing homes and assisted living spaces. Still, some of his favorite places to visit are hospitals. On Oct. 11, Karnok went to a children’s hospital in Atlanta. “That always brings things into perspective,” he said. “Any time you feel bad about whatever is going on in your life, go to the Atlanta children’s hospital.” Karnok plans to become a full-time magician once he retires from the University. He will continue educating, just in a different fashion. Teaching is what he does, he said.

it should be a question on either one of them. The campus interview in the candidate for the Dean of second round, Bennett Students should have all said he did choose bases covered, and I think McDonald and he did that’s what the problem want him to come to cam- is.” pus. The dean will supervise Everyone involved in the department of camthe interview and selec- pus life, which includes tion process for the new Intercultural Affairs, Dean of Students was Judicial Programs, Greek asked to submit anony- Life and the Center for mous feedback after each Student Organizations. candidate’s forum on camUniversity President pus. Bennett said those Michael Adams said he documents are not an was not involved in the accurate reflection of the selection of the Dean of feedback he received Students process except about McDonald. when Bennett asked him “There was widespread to hold 30-minute intersupport for Dr. McDonald,” views with three of the Bennett said. “There were candidates in the first students who talked to round. McDonald was one me personally who of the candidates. did not fill out “I don’t know forms at the forum, the details on this so I think to say one,” Adams told there wasn’t wideThe Red & Black. spread support for “I have a list of McDonald would people that I’ve be inaccurate and been forthright unfair.” about that I would Bennett said be involved in the “students are very hiring of, but this excited and looking BENNETT one was not on the forward to working list.” with McDonald.” Adams said he agrees But Barlow said stu- students should have a dents were more excited say about who the Dean about other candidates of Students is, but they who held forums on cam- are not the ones with the pus. final say. Both Shay Davis Little “I do believe there of the University and Mary should be student input Beth Mercatoris of the on these kinds of deciUniversity of Texas at sions,” Adams said. “I Austin participated in stu- think there was student dent forums this fall. input on this decision. I McDonald was one of think the final decision on five candidates to have a who to hire should be student forum last spring. properly made by the “My personal impres- appropriate administrasion of Bill was that he tor. I don’t think students had a grounded history in should be hiring profesGeorgia, and that he was sional staff.” very excited about the Though Bennett and position, but the student Adams said that there was feedback was heavily in student input in the profavor of other candidates,” cess, Barlow said that stuBarlow said. “I don’t dents may not have been understand why student heard. input was ignored the first “The biggest thing I time. And it might’ve not want to make sure is combeen ignored, but that’s municated is that no one what it feels like. Our feed- is doubting that Bill can back was very strong in and will do an excellent one direction, and it does job,” Barlow said. “I think not feel like that was con- students are very dissidered.” heartened that they Barlow said McDonald’s weren’t listened to both in resume is impressive, and the first and even included he has years of experience, very much or listened to but student support in the second round. The should also be part of the whole point of the Dean of equation. Students selection is to “I think you’ve got to find somebody who resohave both experience and nates with the students as student support,” she well as the administration. said. “I think you’ve got to Josh [Delaney] and I both have 100 percent of both, feel half of that was left and frankly, I don’t think out.”

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Local politics may be foreign topic for students By MARIANA HEREDIA THE RED & BLACK No vote, no voice. During this year’s midterm elections, students eligible to vote will be able to decide who will become governor, mayor and member of the general assembly, among other positions. Nevertheless, for many eligible students, the chance to register to vote is gone. Charles Bullock, a political science professor at the University, named this as one of the main reasons why students do not vote at all. “Young adults have the poorest turnout rate records of any age group,” he said. He said since students may not register, they are unable to vote by the time elections come around. “It is too late to do that for this fall’s elections. You want to maintain your registration if you want to vote,” he said. This year the deadline to register was Oct. 4. He also said many students do not vote here in

Athens because they are He made the comparinot as aware of the local son between the elderly issues. and younger generations. “Students might be “Young people do not more involved at home, get the same attention. But especially a freshman who the elderly are among the hasn’t been here. He might most politically mobilized, know the issues back home and state legislators are and know candiaware of that,” he dates there,” he said. said. “By the time Bullock also said you are a senior you participation in the might be more of an midterm elections Athenian than when is much lower than you first got here.” that of the presiAustin Smith, a dential elections. freshman at the “Participation University, is one of drops off substanthese students who tially. That’s true is more involved in BULLOCK everywhere,” he his hometown than said. in Athens. Smith noticed the same “I am registered in my trend. hometown. I think it is a “People worry too much civil duty to [vote] in the about the presidential elecplace you know the issues,” tion, which, truthfully, it he said. “I don’t know the doesn’t affect you as much issues here as I do in my as local elections,” he said. hometown. If I don’t know Nevertheless, Bullock what I am talking about, I said there were several don’t need to vote.” ways for students to get Bullock said in order to more involved in the elechave their voices heard, tions. Visiting candidates’ students must vote. websites, watching tele“Public officials are not vised debates, going to interested in your concerns political club meetings and if you are not a partici- reading newspapers are all pant,” he said. actions that can help a stu-

dent become more politically aware. And Smith said being politically aware is essential during elections. “If you feel you don’t know who to vote for, then don’t do it at all. It’s like trying to vote on a book based on the cover,” he said. “If we vote like this, we can’t hold them [politicians] accountable for doing what we want them to do.”

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A piece of advice SGA’s smoking ban referendum passed with about 8 percent of student support Around 2,500 University students can breathe a little easier now. On Friday, the results of the Student Government Association’s smoking ban referendum were released: 2,567 students want to see some type of smoking ban. The verdict means SGA will now look into snuffing out smoking on parts of campus. SGA President Josh Delaney said Friday the two-thirds majority is likely not significant enough to lead to a campus-wide smoking ban, but was unsure what measures will be taken. So the smoking policies aren’t led ashtray, here is what the editorial board believes: 1.) Put the numbers in perspective. The number of students who cared enough to log onto Oasis and vote against the smoking ban amounts to less than 8 percent of the total student population. Let’s not go crazy with the restrictions. 2.) Address the complaints. Delaney said complaints stem from specific areas on campus such as around the dorms, near building doors and along the breezeway of the MLC. If you kids still want to ban smoking, do it in those places and those places alone. Don’t put us on par with Kennesaw State University’s few “smoking alcoves,” into which smokers must shove like nicotine-crazed cattle in order to light up. 3.) Don’t put an undue burden on University Police. You created this monster, and you’re going to have to find a way to enforce it. The University Police have enough to do without students telling them they’re now also on puff-puff patrol. We know of 2,567 students who may be interested in scouring campus for smokers — and, hey, they have healthy pink lungs to help them run around giving tickets. 4.) Wait, tickets? Though the details of the ban are yet to be determined, we can’t help but feel like ticketing students is still on the table. We didn’t elect a student government to fine us. We already have government doing enough of that as it is. We understand it is the job of SGA to address student concerns, such as smoking. Gathering feedback from students was one thing, but it will be the actions SGA takes from here on out that will determine if our student government is really working for all the students of the University — or just 2,567. — Daniel Burnett for the editorial board

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Mic Man is not worthy of title I would personally like to thank the Spirit Program for choosing the most qualified person for the ‘Mic Man’ position. Was it the loud, bold and enthusiastic cheers he portrayed to you during tryouts that won your hearts over? Did his passion and desire exceed your expectations and bring joy to your soul? All sarcasm aside, you can bet your sweet bippy you dropped the ball on this one! He is not worthy of standing between the hedges on Saturday and surely not worth the stipend, which for the 2009 season was between $550 and $850 dollars per semester. In the three home games thus far, he has failed to be anything close to a leader. ‘Mic-Man’ demonstrates poor rhythmic skill and from the way he was looking at his watch in the middle of the fourth quarter, he did not even look like he wanted to be in attendance. His pride is depressing and he lacks any creativity. I ask you, Mr. ‘Mic Man,’ to please step down. To whoever is superior or responsible for this failure, go and either find someone that has a little dignity and inspiration, or

scrap the spot from the squad and save the school some money. DRAKE MASON SCOTT Senior, Dacula Consumer economics

Articles shouldn’t emphasize fakes I just read the article “After Arrest” (Oct. 14). The contents of the information disturbed me as not only an alumnus but also as a teacher. I feel the tone of the article supported the use of fake IDs and said too much about how not to get caught with one. It seems to me that if the University wants to change the reputation it is quickly building about being a party school and winning the Fulmer Cup, then articles such as this should have a strong focus on telling students to not take such a risk. Why does it matter how the police handle the fakes? Underage students should not be in possession of the IDs at all, and this should be supported by all aspects of the University especially its student newspaper. AMANDA PRICE Alumna, Statesboro Child and family development

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’d like to discuss a very serious issue with you. Pink clothes. Real men don’t wear pink. Yet during NFL games this month, football players are doing just that. Pink gloves, pink mouth guards, pink cleats. No, these tough guys haven’t gone soft. They’ve gone philanthropic. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink is the official color for breast cancer awareness, but you already knew that. The NFL has banded together to raise money and awareness for the cause. Yet, as far as I know, no NFL player has ever been diagnosed with breast cancer. I don’t deny the worthiness of the cause. I only seek to stress the importance of another, which is too often overlooked. September was Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Odds are you weren’t aware. No football players wore light blue shirts or caps last month — light blue being the official color for prostate cancer awareness. Odds are you didn’t know that either. That’s because the fight against prostate cancer is underrepresented. Men aren’t as willing to publicly profess their struggles because it’s considered unmanly. But it can’t be more emasculating than wearing pink. Women have been exemplary in their stance against breast cancer. They openly wear their pink rib-

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bons with pride. We should follow the ladies’ example and learn more about the disease that is diagnosed in 200,000 men annually. Instead, we deal with our issues in resolute silence. But silence only leads to ignorance. If men didn’t know to wear blue in September, they probably won’t know to get regularly checked for the disease after the age of 40, as recommended by physicians. For college-aged guys like myself, those days are well in the future. We’re more interested in football statistics than cancer trivia. Four years ago, I didn’t know any of those things either. Then my grandfather was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Then my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Now I know. Because this cancer is a hereditary disease, it is increasingly likely I will receive the same diagnosis at sometime in my life. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. One in six men will have the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. However, it is also one of the most easily treatable when caught in the early stages. Because my dad was screened for cancer early enough, he underwent sur-

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hen I was a freshman, I had the opportunity to take Introduction to Print Media with professor John Soloski. Soloski, as The Red & Black covered, was able to get accusations of sexual harassment finally cleared from his record after years of working through the court system. Although he succeeded, Googling his name still produces links to stories accusing him of sexual harassment. Once something is published in print, and especially posted online, the story exists forever. Once The Red & Black tweets the link to the article, it’s archived through the Library of Congress as a means of chronicling our nation’s history. The editorial board of The Red & Black is correct, a newspaper does have the obligation to print stories. But a newspaper also has the obligation to exercise journalistic integrity in its publication, because the stories it publishes have real implications on the lives of those covered. The editorial board compared its coverage of

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gery and is now in remission. By the time my grandfather was tested, the cancer had spread, making it more difficult to treat. His chemotherapy treatments have been fraught with good days and bad. No one is a bigger sports fan than my grandfather. He played basketball at Mercer University and coached track and field at the collegiate and Olympic levels for over 20 years. Now simply walking hurts him. His body is absolutely weakened, but cancer can do nothing to injure his competitive spirit. Despite all of the pain, he still has the will to stay in the ring and keep fighting. If it wasn’t for their courageous example, I wouldn’t know how to face such a grim subject. They are the reason for my resolve to get checked early and often. Men don’t necessarily need the sponsors or 5K races that have been effective in spreading breast cancer awareness. We have a strength all our own. We are different from women and handle everything, from cancer to car care, differently. For instance, we understand things more easily when they are expressed in sports metaphors. Ignoring the possible threat of prostate cancer would be like a running back ignoring an oncoming 250-pound weak side linebacker. If you don’t watch out, he’s going to hurt you.

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attack fellow Americans? Absurd. A newspaper never has an obligation to attack. It only has an obligation to report. As a reader of The Washington Post, I can’t think of an occasion outside of the OpEd section in which the publication has “attacked” a congressman. Attacking is reserved for the Rachel Maddows, Sean Hannitys and Perez Hiltons of the world, and indicates emotionally, not factually, based accusations. It seems as though The Red & Black has lost sight of its purpose, and is confused about what it means to report the news. If journalistic integrity isn’t restored to the student newspaper, it is likely the readership — the students — will stop reading. Without readership, a newspaper ceases to exist. With great power comes great responsibility. It’s time that The Red and Black starts to take some. — Jennifer Gilbert is a senior from Fairfax, Va. majoring in political science, computer science and geography

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MAN ON THE STREET: Sanitizer useful for flu Public School Reform Though the United States ranks among the world’s top 30 developed countries, out of these developed countries American students rank 25th in math proficiency and 21st in science — why? A new documentary, “Waiting for Superman,” investigates several causes behind the country’s lagging academic performance. The film follows five promising young students trapped in a damaged system. Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy and Emily are hoping a lottery-system charter school will help them to pursue their dreams — but they have to have

the good luck to get in first. “Waiting for Superman” has set the University’s College of Education abuzz. Students watch it in class, discuss its multi-faceted approach and brainstorm strategies that ensure bright students won’t get lost in the struggle for decent schooling. The Red & Black asked University students what they think about the issues highlighted in the documentary. What do they think? Is the nation’s public school system in need of serious reform? — Julia Carpenter

JULIE INWRIGHT sophomore English and English education major from Oconee “Particularly here in Athens there’s a lot of low [socioeconomic status] children, and I feel like a lot of people don’t know about it because when they think about Athens all they see is UGA.”

BENJAMIN LAI, sophomore exercise and sports science major from Atlanta “I feel like from elementary to high school, it just gets worse. In high school, they’ve given up trying to develop those students.”

SHIMA DASTGHEIB doctoral student in computer science from Shiraz, Iran “I’m an international student so my experience has been different. But I heard the level of education here at public school isn’t as good as that in private schools, according to students here at least.”

JEFF COSTARDO junior business major from Suwanee “I think the kids aren’t being challenged enough, and the schools are harder in certain areas than in others. They need to level the playing field.”

BRAD MEEDER, sophomore math major from Peachtree City “There’s a drastic difference between communities of different classes. I went to a high school in a wealthy county. I tutor here in Athens at Clarke Central, and the difference is unreal between the two.”

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Waterless hand sanitizer is spreading as fast as the germs it kills, especially during flu season. “By washing your hands thoroughly or using hand sanitizer, it significantly decreases the bacteria count on our hands,” said Angela Bouknecht, physician assistant at the University Health Center. She pointed out hand sanitizer is particularly important during flu season because many people were taught to cover their mouths when they sneeze. But when people do this, they get harmful bacteria on their hands and touch objects around them, Bouknecht said. That means much-felt doorknobs and poles in buses are crawling with flu-causing germs, though Bouknecht said hand sanitizer can help. Paula Lemons, biology professor, classified hand sanitizers into two categories: those made with triclosan — the active ingredient in anti-bacterial soap — and those made with ethyl alcohol. Lemons said triclosan specifically kills bacteria, and ethyl alcohol kills everything on the hand, even if it isn’t harmful. She recommends using alcohol-based

hand sanitizers because some germs will survive and some won’t. If you use triclosan-based sanitizer, there is a higher chance of germs being left behind, becoming resistant and increasing their populations, Lemons said. “It’s better to use soap and water or probably the alcohol-based stuff. I don’t think the triclosan is good to use because of the possibility of resistance,” she said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends using sanitizers that contain at least 60 percent alcohol. Eric Silver, a junior from Roswell, said he washes with hand sanitizer a few times per week, but flu season approaching makes it even more important. “It’s a time where you want to be as sanitized as possible,” Silver said. Though hand sanitizer prevents the spread of germs, the CDC recommends to only use it when it isn’t possible to wash with soap and water. Bouknecht said this is partly because hand sanitizer is ineffective when hands are visibly soiled, but she said sanitizer is beneficial in killing harmful germs. Lemons said whether students wash with water and soap or waterless soap, clean hands are important to stay healthy.

Greeks promote breast health By DREW HOOKS THE RED & BLACK Some Greeks are going pink. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Zeta Tau Alpha is sponsoring a “pink week” with fundraising and breast cancer awareness events. The week’s events kicked off Sunday with a percentage night at Barberitos on the east side of Athens. Barberitos had pink chips for the event. Starting today and going through Thursday, ZTA members will be at Tate Plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. taking votes for the Best Chest competition. There will be poster-sized pictures of guys’ chests, and students can vote on their favorite chest by donating money. ZTA members will pass out pink ribbons and Fuze drinks as well as shower cards reminding women to have breast cancer exams. There will be a Yoplait yogurt eating contest on

Tuesday at 5 p.m. on ZTA’s front lawn. Sorority members will collect the yogurt tops and send them to Yoplait in order to donate money for breast cancer awareness and prevention. After this event, there will be a percentage night at Ben and Jerry’s downtown from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Thursday at 7:30 p.m., ZTA and Noteworthy are holding the second annual Bracapella, where they will also announce the Best Chest winner, in the Tate Grand Hall. The tickets for this event cost $5. Finally, on Saturday there will be a percentage night at Casa Mia from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. In addition to “pink week,” ZTA holds events throughout the fall and spring, such as partnering with the University’s Athletic Association for the sports teams’ Pink Outs in February and hosting a pit stop at their house for the In Her Shoes walk, which supports breast cancer awareness, said ZTA’s phi-

lanthropy chair Carly Nash, a junior public relations major from Knoxville, Tenn. Since 1994, Breast Cancer Awareness and Education has been the national philanthropy for ZTA. Stephanie Powell, ZTA’s chapter advisor at the University, said total contributions since that time has been more than $400,000. One of the main influences to ZTA’s past success has been University alumna Carolyn Hester. “She served as a chapter advisor for over 40 years and was a breast cancer survivor herself,” Powell said. Hester passed away this May because of cancer, and ZTA is dedicating this year to her. “She was the most amazing woman,” Nash said. “She made the movement to make breast cancer awareness and education ZTA’s national philanthropy.”


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INSTANT REPLAY HOMECOMING: BIG BAD BEATDOWN

GAME REWIND PLAYER OF THE GAME: Kris Durham, Georgia wide receiver The senior has been Georgia’s leading receiver all season, stepping up in lieu of A.J. Green in the first four games, and Saturday was no different. He reeled in a 55-yard grab from quarterback Aaron Murray on the Bulldogs’ first offensive play. Then, in the third quarter, Murray tossed a well-placed ball to Durham into triple coverage and the 6-foot-5 wideout held on for a 31-yard gain. To cap off his impressive game, Durham would also add a red zone touchdown.

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omecoming this year at the University saw a fusion of old and new traditions. At halftime, seniors Madison Asef and Trey Sinyard were crowned homecoming king and queen (above left). A student vote last week elected the two to the positions. Many alumni who returned for the weekend also took an active role in the week’s festivities, including alumni cheerleaders (above right), who have been coming back to cheer on the Bulldogs for over 25 years. Sanford Stadium also saw the 37th edition of the Redcoat Alumni Band, who performed the traditional pregame medleys. Of course, the “transfer of power” from interim mascot Russ to Big Bad Bruce (left) was the most significant nonfootball event of the game. University President Michael Adams “collared” Bruce in a special ceremony about ten minutes before kickoff, and a once-simple bulldog ascended to the throne as Uga VIII. —Robbie Ottley

GATA: Former players motivate Dogs for victory ¢ From Page 1 back-to-back SEC wins since beating South Carolina and Arkansas last season. “Those explosive plays earlier in the year, and the fact that we didn’t win the game, took away from a lot of good things that we had done,” Grantham said. “The difference in the last two games is that we won the game, which is a positive. That’s the most important thing. But really, we’ve minimized the explosive plays, particularly [Saturday], we didn’t have any explosive plays and we were really good on third down.” Vanderbilt had 11 third downs, converted just once and never made it into the red zone. Before Saturday, Georgia was allowing opponents to convert on third down 43.3 percent of the time and had given up 19 plays of 25 or more yards. But Grantham said Saturday was an example of how good the Georgia defense can be if it executes consistently each week. “I mean, when our guys are in position, they’re

pretty good,” Richt said. “Some of the big plays we’ve given up over the first few games were more of guys not being where they should be and not being as disciplined as they should be with their eyes and the reaction they have to certain things. Now they’re getting a little more solid in that area, we’re just playing good.” And Richt brought in another former Georgia player to talk to his boys before kickoff Saturday — safety Thomas Davis. Richt said Davis and former defensive lineman Geno Atkins had the players “pretty emotional” before running out of the tunnel Saturday and gave the players motivation to uphold the Georgia’s football tradition. “They chose to be with their teammates and support and encourage them and maybe give them a kick in the rear, too, and let them understand that it’s hard to build a certain tradition of how we wanna play defense or how we wanna play football,” Richt said. “And I think some of the old guys are feeling like we were letting that slip away a little bit and really

challenged the players to not let that happen.” Richt said the players were so motivated after Davis and Atkins spoke that he didn’t have to say anything to his players before the game except “Let’s go.” But despite the shutout, Georgia is set to face a high-octane Kentucky offense that is averaging 429.3 yards per game behind all-everything wide receiver/quarterback/ return man Randall Cobb. And Richt is well aware of what the Wildcats have in store for the Bulldogs in Lexington this weekend. “We’re about to play a very good Kentucky team, a team that I think they’ve beat us the last two out of three and we’ll be at their house,” Richt said. “I’m sure they’ll be highly motivated. We’re gonna be trying like mad to even out our record in league play, which would be nice. And I guess even our record period. That would be nice too.” And as Richt brought up the Kentucky game in the first two minutes of his post-game news conference Saturday, linebacker Christian Robinson said

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S Running back Carlton Thomas (30) scored two touchdowns against Vanderbilt Saturday in Georgia’s best rushing output of the year. the coaches already have the players aware of Kentucky’s potential. “We had a great week last week, but we can’t just focus on that,” Robinson said. “We gotta focus on

next week. The coaches [say] ‘Erase that out of our midset. You did well last week, but you have a great opponent this week that wants to come and take the lead from you.’”

STANDINGS: Georgia needs help, but stays in SEC hunt ¢ From Page 1 mix. A distant possibility, but the fact that it’s a possibility is nonetheless a strong indication of the way Georgia has turned things around the last two weeks … and the way the rest of the SEC East has crumbled. After Georgia’s 43-0 thrashing of Vanderbilt brought their record to 2-3 in the conference, Mississippi State toppled Florida and then South Carolina laid the classic egg after the biggest win in program history — removing their SEC title hopes from cruise control and throwing the SEC East up for grabs again. Neither loss was expected, but both revive hope for any potential Georgia had of reaching Atlanta for the SEC Championship. A week ago, Georgia looked as if it would have to cross any postseason goals off its list while trying to focus on finishing the year strong, but things changed quickly. Thanks to three consecutive Florida losses — a rarity in the Urban Meyer era — and South Carolina’s Kentucky hangover, Georgia could conceivably win out and fac-

tor into the SEC race. At this point, Georgia looks to be a toss up at Kentucky and against Florida in Jacksonville, Fla., and should be the underdog at Auburn. So it is far from a strong possibility, but if Georgia could win those games, it is a possibility nonetheless, which is much more than Georgia could say two weeks ago. With wins in those matchups, Georgia won’t have control of its destiny, but it could certainly put itself in solid position with help from Florida. “Well, people always say year in and year out that anybody can win on any given weekend and that’s about what’s happening right now,” head coach Mark Richt said. “Everybody has ability, everybody has good coaches, everybody has great fans, everybody has the ingredients to win on any given Saturday. And no one has certainly proven to be just an unbeatable team in the eastern division or in our league. There are some undefeated teams still. But the teams that are undefeated have had some extremely close calls, and they know every week that they’re going to hook it up. So it’s

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S The Bulldogs’ defense posted its first shutout Saturday while holding Zac Stacy (2) and the Vanderbilt running attack to just 58 yards. an exciting SEC year no doubt.” The fact that there is conceivably a way a 3-4 Georgia team could win the SEC East shows just how down the SEC has been this season, but this gives Georgia some semblance of potential postseason hope. “Well, I don’t know if I even have to say anything to [the team], I think they kind of keep an eye on it,”

Richt said of the standings. “But I think the one thing that we had to do to win these last couple of games is just to kind of focus on the process of becoming a better football team, rather than where we were in league play, who we were playing. We just knew we had to get better. We got some momentum certainly because of how we played the last couple of weeks,

but I don’t want to forget what got us in this mode, and I want to keep focusing on that.” The fact that anyone in Athens is “keeping an eye” on the standings — and Georgia — is an improvement in itself. You can thank your neighbors from Tennessee for that. It’s just too bad they couldn’t have helped out with the noon starts.

OVERLOOKED PLAYER OF THE GAME: Sanders Commings, Georgia cornerback The redshirt sophomore earned the start the last three weeks, and is emerging as a steady corner for the Bulldogs. He leads the team with two interceptions on the season, including one against Vanderbilt, and fourth on the team with 24 tackles. Commings’ size, 6-foot-2, 212 pounds, makes for a good physical matchup against opposing receivers. KEY MOMENTS: The safety/introduction of Uga VIII The first quarter was full of muffed plays by the Commodores and they caught a couple breaks, as two Georgia touchdowns were called back after reviews by the officials. But as the quarter was winding down, a Joey Bailey snapped ball was bobbled by several different players before Georgia linebacker Akeem Dent finally fell on it in Vanderbilt’s end zone for the safety. That play pumped the defense up even more, as it proceeded to play cleaner throughout the rest of the game. The introduction of Uga VIII “Big Bad Bruce” was one for the ages, especially when the young pup and Russ met on field. KEY DECISION: Changing the starting lineup of the offensive line The Bulldogs’ offensive line allowed no sacks against Vanderbilt on Saturday. That’s a first all season. And for the last two weeks, freshman Kenarious Gates, who has started at right guard with senior Clint Boling — who started the season at left tackle — is now at right tackle. The Bulldogs have had a running back with a 100-yard game for two straight games, and have rushed for 368 yards over the last two games. This unit seems to be more consistent, though its real test comes next week at Kentucky. QUOTE OF THE GAME: Head coach Mark Richt on quarterback Aaron Murray: “He doesn’t prepare like a freshman. He hasn’t been throwing it up for grabs like a freshman does sometimes. I think one of the most important things that he’s done or hasn’t done is throw a bunch of balls out there that could or should have gotten picked. Very few times has he done that, even from the very beginning. A lot of guys have a hard time understanding that. I think [he] still needs to understand how to get outta bounds a little better and how to keep from just from getting his jaw jacked. He has been durable. He’s been hit hard. He’s been hit too hard for my liking. He’s gotta learn to manage that a little better.” BY THE NUMBERS: Georgia’s total offense: 547 Vanderbilt total offense: 140 Georgia first downs: 22 Vanderbilt first downs: eight Georgia tackles for loss: one Vanderbilt tackles for loss: three — Rachel G. Bowers


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Volleyball falls to top-ranked Florida By CHRIS D’ANIELLO THE RED & BLACK The top-ranked Florida volleyball team got a scare in Gainesville, Fla., on Sunday from Valentina Gonzalez and the Georgia Bulldogs. Georgia (11-10, 3-7 SEC) took the first set 25-19 against No. 1 Florida (16-1, 9-0 SEC) but failed to win another as the Gators went on to win 3-1. “Our girls came out and maintained a great energy today against a very good Florida team,” Georgia head coach Joel McCartney said. “We didn’t lose this match from a lack of being fired up to play it.” The Bulldogs never trailed the Gators in that first set and battled in the next three, forcing 14 ties in the second and leading early in the fourth. “In the end, we played well enough to be in this thing to win it, but Florida made key plays in the finishing moments of the last three sets to get the win,” McCartney said. Georgia was led by strong performances from junior Kathleen Gates and redshirt freshman Kathleen Luft, along

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with Gonzalez. “Valentina was amazing today,” McCartney said. “I only wish we could have given her more volume, but Gates did a fairly good job distributing the ball and running an aggressive system. She was looking for Vale at every turn and they connected perfectly today. Luft stepped up on the left pin this afternoon and gave us big firepower in key moments. She played pretty well on both sides of the court and we are beginning to see her become pretty comfortable as a go-to option for us.” Gonzalez, a senior from Monterrey, Mexico, was also a key contributor on Friday when the Bulldogs defeated last place South Carolina 3-1 in Columbia, S.C. McCartney said she was “a major difference-maker in the end.” The weekend marked the fourth time this season that the Bulldogs split their two weekend matches. It also marked the end of a four-game SEC road trip as the team returns home to Athens this weekend to face No. 12 LSU and Arkansas.

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Soccer falls to Florida, drops to third place in SEC By EDWARD KIM THE RED & BLACK After coming off a 1-0 win against No. 14 South Carolina on Friday, the No. 20 Georgia women’s soccer team was just 8:17 away from sweeping what head coach Steve Holeman called the “biggest weekend of our year.” But two late goals by Florida’s sophomore midfielder Erika Tymrak, including the game-winner in overtime, proved to be too much as the Bulldogs fell 2-1 to the No. 13-ranked Gators at James G. Pressly Stadium in Gainesville, Fla., Sunday afternoon. “What a great effort,” Holeman told Georgia Sports Communication. “As a coach you are never disappointed with that kind of effort for 97 minutes. We couldn’t ask for more than that. Florida is a great team and showed some resilience clawing back and getting the game-winner in OT on a great finish.” Georgia, after struggling for much of the season to score goals in the first half, was able to score first for a third game

in a row. A pass from junior forward Ashley Miller found fellow junior midfielder Laura Eddy on the left side of the field. After fighting through a defender, Eddy touched the ball past Florida’s diving goalkeeper, redshirt senior Katie Fraine, and then completed the play by shooting the ball into the empty net. Eddy’s goal in the 11th minute of the game was her second of the year and made Georgia only the third team all season to score first against Florida. Junior forward Alex Hooker had two chances late to add to the Bulldogs’ lead, but her bicycle kick attempt in the seventh minute went wide left. A few minutes later Hooker had her shot blocked and the follow by senior forward Marah Falle was unsuccessful. Georgia went into the half with a 6-3 shots lead with neither goalkeeper registering a save. However, the second half was a different story for Florida as they came out and pressured Georgia’s redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Ashley

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Baker and the Bulldogs’ defense the entire second half. With Florida dominating play through the latter half, Tymrak found a little hole in Georgia’s defense as she weaved with the ball through the Bulldogs’ defense all the way into the 18-yard box and sent a shot past Baker for the equalizer. The goal ended Baker’s impressive four-game shut-out streak. She had gone the previous 457:08 without giving up a goal. Baker didn’t have time to relax though, as the clock kept winding down. A late penalty gave junior forward Lindsay Thompson a penalty kick with 4:02 remaining. But the Bulldogs’ keeper read the ball perfectly, diving to her right to knock the ball way. Thompson’s subsequent header off the rebound missed high, preserving the tie going into overtime. In overtime, Tymrak provided the fireworks again for Florida as her shot from about 23 yards out flew past a diving Baker for the 2-1 gamewinning goal. “Our game plan was to put their backs under

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S Junior forward Alex Hooker (13) has continuously been an important part of Georgia’s offensive production so far this season. some pressure and Laura Eddy read a back pass, picked it off and put it away,” Holeman said. “We missed some good opportunities and probably could’ve scored three or four today, but on the other side of that, it could’ve been 4-4. Ashley Baker on our side of things came up big.” Hooker and freshman midfielder Alexa Newfield

both ended the game with three shots. Both teams ended with 13 shot attempts for the game. Baker finished with five saves. The loss and South Carolina’s 2-1 victory over Tennessee puts Georgia in third in the SEC standings with 15 points, while South Carolina and Florida sit atop the standings tied at 19 points.

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Duo experiments with comedy and pop By ELAINE KELCH THE RED & BLACK

Viva Elvis Another Elvis album? Really? What more can be exhibited by the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll that hasn’t already been seen? Tracks released posthumously have become hits. His estate has released a plethora of compilation albums. So what else can anyone possibly have up his or her sleeves when it comes to new Elvis music? A lot of good stuff, it turns out. “Viva Elvis,” released in cooperation with Cirque de Soleil, which has created a show of the same name, takes the King’s classic hits and gives them a nice modern touch. The album combines edgy guitars, electronic embellishments and driving beats with samples of Elvis’ trademark thick voice to give the listener Elvis as he might have sounded had he recorded his albums in the 2000s. The result is a modern approach to a classic rock style that, although different from the original, is still uniquely Elvis and impressive. The new version of “Blue Suede Shoes” is a fun, lively version of the song that makes one want to get up and shake it to the beat, much like listeners once did for the original song. “Suspicious Minds,” the first single from the album, might as well be a classic U2 song — the guitar sounds like The Edge’s post-modern stylings and is fit to be played on Top 40 radio. All in all, this is a great modern re-imagining of a rock god’s most popular songs. —Jason Axelrod

It’s tough to take We Are Scientists seriously, if only because they don’t understand why you would. “I cannot fathom why people would be interested,” said vocalist and guitarist Keith Murray. The duo, comprised of Murray and bassist Chris Cain, first met in 1997 at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif. “We were friends in college, and both really into comedy,” Murray said. “We thought we wanted to be screenwriters.” Instead of heading south to Hollywood, Murray and Cain realized instead they had a higher calling. “We found that we wrote the catchiest, most well-crafted tunes of our generation,” Murray said. We Are Scientists is pop music for the hipster crowd — danceable, catchy and up-tempo; a smiley sound fitting for two men who may be better suited for comedy. In 2009, Murray and Cain created “Steve Wants His Money,” a seven-episode comedy series for MTV UK. Touring since the release of their fifth album, “Barbara,” in June, We Are Scientists returns to the United States after spending the summer on the European festival circuit. “[This is] the first real full on tour, we’re getting reacquainted with the U.S.,” Murray said. “European festivals are essentially a summer camp for debauchery and musicians.” However, the trip to Europe wasn’t without obstacles and learning experiences. After arriving late to a gig in Switzerland and missing a soundcheck, We Are Scientists watched Limp Bizkit alongside friends the Klaxons. “I hated them when they were ‘current’,” Murray said. “One thing I learned is that it helps to have a guitarist dressed like a demon space bat. It doesn’t hurt a rock show.” It also doesn’t help when one half of a two-man band is missing. “We actually left Chris [in Switzerland]. He had to take the train to Germany,” Murray said. “He had no money. He left his bag and passport.” Safely reunited back in the United States, the band has a few surprises for their audiences — though none of the demon spacebat variety.

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S Chris Cain (right) and Keith Murray (second from right) of We Are Scientists visit Athens tonight at the 40 Watt. The duo is touring in support of their album, “Barbara.” “I started setting up on the floor of venues, that really confuses people,” Murray said. “We [also] started handing out cowbells to people in songs — ruining any semblance of professionalism — and I’ve learned one thing: zero percent of We Are Scientist fans have rhythm.” Regardless, We Are Scientists’ music is meant for the stage. “We wrote the record to be played live — with the world’s longest sound-check — and with fewer people applauding,” Murray said. We Are Scientists will conclude the U.S.-leg of their American Barbarians Tour at the end of the

WE ARE SCIENTISTS When: Tonight at 8 Where: 40 Watt Price: $13 advance month before heading back to Europe. The change of continents may be just what the band needs. “Tour dementia has finally set in, yesterday Chris kept repeating ‘Kizmit is cute,’” Murray said. For tonight’s show at the 40 Watt, the duo will be without their “Barbara” recording drummer, Andy Burrows, who is promoting his solo album in Europe.

Instead, Danny Lee Allen of Australian band Youth Group joins We Are Scientists on this leg of the tour. “We picked him just as a friend, we didn’t even know if he could drum,” Murray said. Murray is anxious and excited to return to Athens after spending the summer in 2009 living in the Classic City and hanging out with friends The Whigs. “[The album] was written in Athens and I’ve been avoiding playing in Athens,” Murray said. “I have so many friends not related to me professionally there — I just wanted to keep it a fun, safe place.”

October 18, 2010 Issue  

October 18, 2010 Issue of The Red & Black