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Day at the Dome brings thousands Protestors fight Confederate flag, celebrate King Jonathan Battaglia


Rice’s legacy continues Former Gamecock torches Dallas for three touchdowns in playof f conquest.

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67th Golden Globes This year’s winners included surprising grabs from new names and underdogs in addition to the regular big-time celebrities. Check out who came on on top in The Mix.

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Save money for more memorable vacations Why fling money at a break you won’t remember? Frugal spending now allows for better trips later.

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The Confederate f lag that f lies on Statehouse grounds and the crisis in Haiti were on the minds of t he t hou s a nd s w ho participated in the “King Day at the Dome Rally” Monday at the Statehouse. T he 10 t h a n nu a l protest brought people from across the state and nation to South Carolina’s Capitol steps to celebrate the life of Martin Luther K i ng Jr. T he ma rch is a n a n nua l gat her i ng t hat tends to foc u s on removing the Confederate flag. L e s s t h a n 10 y e a r s ago, the state legislature voted to move t he f lag from atop the dome of the Statehouse to a 30-foot pole near a Confederate monu ment . T he bat t le flag, which still symbolizes r ac ism to m a ny i n t he bl ac k c om mu n it y, wa s originally raised in 1962 as a symbol of defiance to racial equality. “We’re quietly trying to work every possible angle we c a n ,” s a id NA AC P President and CEO Benjamin Jealous. “What we k now is t hat t ime is on our side, but what we also know is that it’s in the best interest of all of us to hasten the day.” Last summer in protest of t he f lag, t he S out h Carolina NA ACP State Conference successfully dema nded t he NC A A’s Atlantic Coast Conference to move one of its annual cha mpionsh ip ba seba l l tournaments from Myrtle Beach. T he NA AC P has also held a national economic boycott against South Carolina’s tourism i ndu st r y si nce 20 0 0, a measure NA ACP figures claim to have cost the state an estimated $500 million. Dwight James, exec ut ive d irector of t he S.C . NA ACP State Conference, said the issues South Carolinian AfricanAmericans face go beyond

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Desperate for food, children in Haiti stretch their hands out for aid. Chaos has ruled the country since last week’s earthquake.

Haiti Relief The horrors of dead bodies, shattered buildings and a destroyed Haiti have been shown in vivid color across televisions, newspapers and Web sites for days. In the face of tragedy, USC students can pitch in. About 30 students, faculty and staff members met at Russell House Theater Friday afternoon to figure out what’s next. Here are a few oppor tunities for USC students: The athletics department will have a dropoff box at upcoming events for supplies and goods to be sent to the earthquakedevastated country.


A protestor carries a poster supporting the NAACP. The NAACP’s crusade to remove the Confederate flag continues. the Confederate flag. “Our init ial goal was to send a st atement to t he p ol ic y m a ker s t h at t he issues t he broad com mu n it y c a re about includes the removal of the flag from the Statehouse,” Ja m e s s a i d , “ B u t n o w we’re also concentrating on the soundness of our e c onom ic p ol ic ie s a nd fairness in the criminal justice system.” Jotak a Eaddy, a 20 01 USC alum and the first black female student body pre sident at USC , wa s in Columbia as a special assistant to Jealous. As a student senator at USC, Eaddy co-aut hored a resolut ion to ca l l for the removal of the Confederate flag. During her presidency, Eaddy served as a st udent member on t he u n i v e r s i t y ’s b o a r d o f trustees, which also called

for a removal of the fl ag. At the time, USC was the f i rst publ ic i nst it ut ion in the state to take that stance. “We need to focus on the things that unite us,” said Eaddy, who was at t he f i rst “K i ng Day at the Dome” that drew an estimated 50,000 people. “The flag is still a symbol of that divisiveness that we’re trying to move away from.” Dom inique Grate, USC’s chapter president for the NA ACP, said his organization had over 75 students participate in the rally. 15 volunteered as marshals, transportation officials or at Zion Baptist C hu rc h pre c ed i ng t he march. Grate, a second-yea r A f r ic a n-A mer ic a n a nd religious studies student, DOME ● 4

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The Methodist Student Network and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People are raising money to send to Paul Farmer and his Partners in Health Ministry. The two groups have taken up money on Greene Street in recent days, and they’re continuing to rally money for the area. You can also give online to You can reach Tom Wall, MSN’s minister at Students can also text “Haiti” to 90999 for a $10 donation to the American Red Cross. The $10 will be tacked onto your cell phone bill. The Red Cross is calling this system the quickest method of getting your donation to those in need. Any other organizations that are planning outreach efforts to the country can send their information to We’ll make sure the information gets out to our readers. -Josh Dawsey, Assistant News Editor

Students honor King through day of service Almost 450 spend holiday weekend working to help out around Midlands Derek Legette STAFF WRITER

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Thousands gather outside the Statehouse to discuss the Confederate flag and Haiti.


The Confederate War Memorial and the flag stand in front of the State House.

Nearly 450 USC students gave up their Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday to help those in need around Columbia. The 13th annual Martin Luther King Day of Service brought in a number of nonprofit organizations including H a b i t a t f o r H u m a n i t y, Salvation Army, Home Works for A mer ic a a nd Rel ia nt Hospice. St udents arrived at t he Law School before splitting up with the various organizations to different sites around the Midlands to serve. “I’m glad t hat t here are so ma ny orga n izat ions s u p p o r t i n g t h i s ,” s a i d Tiffany Brown, a third-year accounting student.

Brown said that it was a wonderful atmosphere. “ I f M L K wa s a l ive , he would be proud,” Brown said. Students went to locations such as Bridges Clubhouse, Wildwood Downs Retirement Home, St. Lawrence Place and God’s Storehouse where they spent time helping others. “This is a great opportunity for students to get involved i n t he c om mu n it y,” s a id Mat t Ungar, a t h ird-year publ ic rel at ion s st udent . “Many students come here only focused on themselves, so t his occasion promotes s o c i a l r e s p o n s i b i l i t y.” Before a l l t he st udent s departed on the USC buses, SERVE ● 4




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I-385 to see years of work The closing of the northbound lanes of Interstate 385 is only the beginning of work on the South Carolina highway. The state Department of Transportation tells The Greenville News that it has more than five years of projects in the works for the quickest way to get to Greenville from Charleston and Columbia. Currently, the northbound lanes of I-385 are shut down for 15 miles as crews rebuild the highway and its intersection with Interstate 26. Once that project finishes at the end of the summer, crews will begin widening the five miles of I-385 south of Interstate 85 to three lanes. And in a few years when that widening project is done, the DOT says work will begin on redesigning.


Fiery activist remembers King ATLANTA — A scholar and activist invoked the fiery side of Martin Luther King Jr.’s rhetoric Monday at the civil rights icon’s church, urging the audience not to “sanitize” King’s legacy or let the president off the hook on issues like poverty. Across the country, Americans marked what would have been King’s 81st birthday with rallies and parades. A nd days ahead of the anniversary of his historic inauguration, President Barack Obama honored King by serving meals to the needy.

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Our photographer stumbled upon a trailer full of horses enjoying the uncommonly warm weather in Jacksonville, Fla., over the weekend.

WEIRD HEADLINES Doctor disciplined for Man shoots his way out of removing wrong kidney sinking SUV


Aid flows into Port-Au-Prince PORT-AU-PRINCE — Troops, doctors and aid workers flowed into Haiti on Monday and officials said billions of dollars more will be needed following the quake that killed an estimated 200,000 people and left many still struggling to find a cup of water or a handful of food. European nations pledged more than a half-billion dollars in emergency and long-term aid, on top of at least $100 million promised earlier by the U.S. The president of the neighboring Dominican Republic said it will cost far more to finally rebuild the country: $10 billion.

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A urologist has been indefi nitely barred from inpatient surgery for removing the wrong kidney of one patient and taking a biopsy from another’s patient’s pancreas instead of a kidney. Dr. Erol Uke has signed the disciplinary ruling from the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, agreeing that his actions justify the board’s discipline. The ruling said Uke could regain surgical privileges if the board later determines he’s competent to do so. The Star Tribune reported the ruling did not say where the errors happened, just that Uke removed the wrong kidney in March 2008 and performed the erroneous biopsy about four months later.

A driver whose SU V plunged into a Northern California creek after he was startled by his hands-free cell phone device escaped the sinking vehicle by blasting out the window with a handgun. The 28-year-old man, whose name wasn’t immediately available, is an armed security guard at Thunder Valley Casino, north of Sacramento. He sustained minor injuries in Sunday’s accident. A spokesma n for t he Rosev ille Fire Department said the man was traveling nor t hbou nd on I ndu st r ia l Avenue i n Rosev ille when t he cell phone dev ice activated. The driver was startled and veered off the road through the guardrail. The SUV landed in Pleasant Grove Creek.

TODAY IN HISTORY 1807: Confederate General Robert Edward Lee is born in Westmoreland County, Va. Lee commanded the Army of Northern Virginia during most of the Civil War and his battlefield leadership earned him a reputation as one of the greatest military leaders in history as he consistently defeated larger Union armies.

1809: Poet, author and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe is born in Boston, Mass.

1840: During an exploring expedition, Captain Charles Wilkes sights the coast of eastern Antarctica and claims it for the United States.

1950: The People’s Republic of China bestows diplomatic recognition upon the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

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Dance competition unites student performers at USC Event affords students opportunity to learn from country’s best Elizabeth Keniston


Hu nd red s of you ng, t a lented dancers from 38 dif ferent dance schools and nine states competed in the regional Youth America Grand Prix ballet scholarship competition hosted by the University of South Carolina’s Department of Theatre and Dance. Drayton Hall was full of tights and tiaras as young men and women showcased their artistic ability in technically proficient and graceful performances last weekend. The dancers, ages nine to 19, presented both classical and contemporar y piece s i n t h ree d if ferent age categories. The competition culminated in an awards ceremony, where the top 12 male and female performances

in each category were announced. Gold, silver and bronze medalists were also an nou nced, as well as awards for best teacher, best school and best choreography. The most coveted prizes, however, included the Grand Prix, the Youth Grand Prix and the Hope Award, or the overall best performance awards i n t he s e n ior, j u n ior a nd p r e competitive divisions. The awards, however, are not necessa r ily t he most i mpor t a nt component of t h is compet it ion. According to the YAGP Web site, t he o r g a n i z at io n h a s a w a r d e d millions of dollars in scholarships since its start in 1999, and offers workshops, classes and competitions to thousands of dancers. Accordi ng to t he USC Da nce Web site, Susan Anderson, director of USC Dance , convinced YAGP to let Columbia play host to this prestigious regional competition. Due to the large concentration of dance studios and companies already competing in the greater Columbia area, and the ability to utilize new USC dance facilities, Columbia was

a prime choice of location for the competition. Many USC dance students were ec st at ic to be able to host t h is comp et it ion , a s it brought t he dance program just one step closer to becoming even more nationally recognized. First-year dance student Hillary Woodard said that “a lot of exposure for t he da nce prog r a m here at Carolina will be gained through hosting this competition.� In addition to increased national recognition, dance students in the program were able to learn more about their aspirations as dancers t h rough watch i ng ot her you ng dancers perform. Kerrie-A nne Sparks, a fourthyear public relations student and USC Da nce compa ny memb er, commented on what she believed dance st udent s could gain f rom seeing this competition fi rsthand. “You always learn when you watch dance,� Sparks said. “It is a great tool to be able to see other dancers per for m a nd how t he y ba la nce technique and stage presence.�

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sa id USC’s NA ACP put together policy reports to be used in Jealous’ speech. “Most of the information, nu m b e r s a nd s t at i s t ic s that [ Jealous] stated were prov ided by members of the university’s [NA ACP] chapter,� said Grate, who volunteered on the security team for Jealous. Grate also said the USC NA AC P c h apt er wou ld be spearheading efforts to raise money for victims of t he eart hquake in Hait i. A f ter pa r t ner i ng w it h t he Me t ho d i s t St ude nt Net work la st week , t he t wo organizations raised $500 for the American Red Cross, according to Grate. As for a solution to the C on feder ate f lag i s s ue , Grate has a simple answer: “Put the flag in a museum.�


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A protestor holds up a sign during â&#x20AC;&#x153;King Day at the Domeâ&#x20AC;? Monday. Thousands came out against the Confederate flag. SERVE â&#x2014;? Continued from 1 James Wilson, a second-year business management student, gave a quick speech on the impact of Martin Luther Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy. Wilson went on the Civil Rights Tour over winter break and had a great experience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great opportunity for everybody,â&#x20AC;? Wilson said. President Harris Pastides also gave a speech about King. Pastides, at 14 years old, was in New York City with his parents on the day Martin Luther King Jr. was shot. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My mother was very emotionally affected by it, and after she told my father, he was also moved,â&#x20AC;? Pastides said. Pastides then said how Martin Luther King Jr. was only 39 years old when he died, and yet he changed the world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was a hero for not just black people, but all Americans,â&#x20AC;? he said. The event was sponsored by the Carolina Service Council and Community Service Programs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have program directors that appoint one specific person that is in charge of setting it up,â&#x20AC;? said Ryan Teel, a second-year chemical engineering student and the Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s treasurer. Teelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group went to the Lutheran Family Service in the Carolinas to move furniture and organize clothes and other household goods which were to be sent to the less fortunate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great that more people do it voluntarily,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This makes them more open-minded and appreciative.â&#x20AC;?

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Every penny counts after Haiti disaster Though consumed with political and social issues in our own country, the Haiti disaster has forced almost every country to turn their heads and steer away from what may seem to be bigger issues. With an estimate of almost 200,000 people killed in the 7.0-magnitude quake, Haiti did not have to ask for support without the larger world powers already on their way to the rescue. It is great to see America, Great Britain and other countries stepping in to help. Yet, while political America Sending cash r u n s it s c o u r s e w it h t h e permission to send more than can help pay for all 3,500 more troops, and the newly created Clinton Bush of those supplies and Haiti Fund sends over food, water and first aid, what can even go towards the the our population due to help: Especially as students? The government and other rebuilding. f undraisers have generated thousands of dollars to help rebuild Haiti, and these large dollar amounts are intimidating to the public, even hindering some from sending a $5 check. But every penny counts. While administering the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, Bush exclaimed, “Just send your cash.” Bush is right. Yes, Haiti needs supplies such as blankets and food, but sending cash can help pay for all of those supplies and even go towards the rebuilding. Also, even though individual help is needed, the United States has already sent over practically the entire military for reconstruction. Haiti is a mess right now and in order to keep things organized, countries should leave the cleanup to the troops and police. They are trained to work in those conditions and know how to keep things civil and mandated. Plus, with the president of Haiti only talking to the international media instead of his people, other governments need to be over there for political support. So, if anyone would like to give something to the Haiti relief, money is the best option — or maybe even a prayer. We should be proud that our country dropped everything and ran to a place in need. Let’s all stand strong and remember that every donation, whether be a penny or thought, counts.


Don’t waste on spring break Five days you won’t remember better spent at local spot; save for something worthwhile Second semester is upon us. Welcome to the days of whacky weather, slacking off and count downs to summer. One annual tradition that marks the middle of every second semester is the infamous spring break trip. The spring break monster t a k e s over t he m i nd s of st udent s i n m id-Ja nua r y. Making other problems seem trivial, buying the hottest bathing suit and getting that beach-ready body causes a spring break epidemic. Chelsey Commonly known for its Seidel Second-year girls-gone-wild atmosphere, print journalism binge drinking and sunburns, student college spring breaks to exotic destinations are nothing more than an irresponsible way to drain your bank account, while not even remembering what you did for those five nights that you prepared five months for. Col lege st udent s a re const a nt ly complaining about their undesirable account balances and weekly overdraft charges due to high book prices and other college necessities. So wouldn’t it be smart to have some sense when it comes to your cents and save that money for things that actually matter? Students dish out big bucks just to spend a week in Costa Rica or the Bahamas, while

skipping the extravagant and overrated booze fest could save them around $2,000 a year. Local beaches and resorts are much more pract ical for t he college budget and can provide the same amenities and entertainment as a far-off destination could. Unless, of course, you are absolutely determined to make a fool out of yourself and enter a dance contest on stage at MTV’s Spring Break show. In that case, may I suggest you stay at your exotic location out of embarrassment, since ridicule to the fullest extent will likely ensue upon your return. Not only are spring breaks costly, the hype and anticipation usually exceed the actual enjoyment of the trip. People spend more time planning their spring break trips than they do their own weddings. Advice to spring break whiners: No one cares that your fl ight to Bora Bora was canceled, that the all-you-can-drink deal you wanted was sold out or that you aren’t tan enough. How difficult is it to pack a suitcase and roadtrip with some friends to the nearest beach? Instead, six months worth of preparation goes into a lavish five days full of sloppy part ying that has a high likelihood of ending badly. Drama and stress outweigh the intended relaxation, resulting in months of planning ending in disappointment. There is no realistic justification as to why Jamaica deserves to have all of your hardearned money for a week of mediocrity. So don’t give into the overpriced, impractical spring break hearsay and save your money and time on something worthwhile.

MLK Day reminds of regional prejudices Embracing diversity only way to overcome ongoing discrimination between northern, southern sterotypes Yesterday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The majority of the school population more than likely saw this holiday as nothing more than a three-day weekend in which they could relax and maybe party a little harder than usual. I, on the other hand, decided to spend the day reflecting on the state of discrimination in our society — more than 40 years after King’s contribution to the Civil Rights Movement. It is true; racism is still very much alive in our society despite the major strides we have made as a nation since the 1960s. However, other forms of discrimination are more alive and thriving in our society than racism. Since the debut of “Jersey Shore,” for example — the already downtrodden northern population is enduring even more hostilit y from their

southern colleagues at this very institution. For Northerners, deciding to attend college below the Mason-Dixon Line presents several challenges. At times, it can be hard to be a c c e p t e d b y t h e “ G o o d O le Boys” of the South. Often, this rejection is based on nothing more than pure ignorance: because of accents, musical preference, and fashionabilit y. However, if the sender of such discrimination took Dan a close look at themselves, they Solley Fourth-year would realize they have more in pre-law common with the Guido than they student once thought. I k now – “youse guys” is not proper grammar, but neither is “y’all”. Sure, the gold chain necklace looks idiotic and serves no real purpose, but what about the Croakie? Before you decide to criticize the two extra pockets on the cargo short, tell me the point of the 25 extra pockets on your Columbia fishing

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shirts. And, for God’s sake — before you pass judgment on the excessive attention and money people like The Situation spend on their hair, remember that you yourself never hesitate to spend a few extra dollars to ensure that your frat-swoop is in tip-top shape. Sadly, a Guido cannot go to Five Points and dance the way they would in their hometown night clubs without enduring stares and jeers by others. However, the fist pump is no more ridiculous than doing the shag to every song that comes over the speakers at Pavlovs — from Widespread Panic to Three Six Mafia. Rather than waste time and effort poking fun at the Guido, befriend them. There is nothing better than adding a little diversity to your circle of friends. If you stop being ignorant and closed minded, you will begin to enjoy life more as you begin learning about and appreciating other cultures. I have a dream that one day redneck and Guido can stand side by side — fist pumping it to the hardest hitting techno Columbia has to offer.

The semester is new and the future is bright, yet I feel it necessary to look back on some of the big news over winter break and try to make sense of it all — or at least some of it. Perhaps the biggest news this break was Tiger Woods’s affair. The news came as a shock, as most viewed Woods as t he perfect sports role model: a man kids could look up to instead of Kobe Bryant or the steroid-infested heroes in the MLB. People will take away many different things from Tiger’s experience, but the one thing t hat almost ever yone ca n agree on is the fact t hat golf just became one of the most boring sports on TV, Bryan Wendland r ig ht b e h i nd First-year the W NBA broadcast and college journalism wrestling. student Right up there with the Tiger story was the Christmas Day terrorist attempt on a plane bound for Detroit. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to set off a bomb in his pants, but only managed to light his genitals on fi re. Not only will he not be receiving his 72 virgins any time soon, but when he does receive them, I’m not sure if he’ll be able to use them. So what can we take away from this story? Don’t put a bomb in your underwear? No, this story has a much more serious lesson: Even with all of the constitutional rights that Bush and his administration ignored during his seven-year campaign to “keep America safe” people are still going to get through the security measures and attack us. No matter how many homes are searched without warrants and no mat ter how many suspected terrorists are held without a court hearing, there will always be people with the ability to break through and attack us. Finally, to no one’s surprise both the House and Senate passed health care reform bills, and both of the bills will probably make the situation worse. Our national debt is skyrocketing and there’s no reason to believe that these bills will not add to it. Yet, while t he bills t he Democrats managed to pass will surely end up costing our country more than we’re told, the Republicans never really put out a bill that would help the situation either. If they had all banned together and fought against specific points in the bill before it got passed, perhaps the situation would be different.

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Hollywood surprises win big at 67th annual Golden Globes Unexpected winners make awards show more entertaining Jimmy Gilmore THE MIX EDITOR

One of Holly wood’s biggest annual parties, the 67th annual Golden Globes, was full of shocks and surprises. With the help of energetic and witty host, Ricky Gervais , the Hollywood Foreign Press A ssociation bestowed its honors on the best of film and television for 2009. Many winners picked up their first Golden Globe, while many, assumed frontrunners, were upset. James Cameron and the team

behind high-grossing science fiction epic “Avatar” won the night, scoring honors for Best Drama Film and Best Director. Accepting the Best Picture award, Cameron stressed that his fi lm expressed a desire to connect people around the world through a common entertainment. In a surprise win, summer smash “The Hangover” won the award Best Comedy or Musical Picture over nom inees “(500) Days of Summer” and “Julie & Julia.” Acting honors for dramatic film went to Jeff Bridges for his turn as a lonely country singer in “Crazy Heart” and to Sandra Bullock for her performance in “The Blind Side.” Neither Bullock nor Bridges had previously been honored at the Globes.

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James Cameron, director of “Avatar,” wins a Golden Globe for Best Director of a Motion Picture, and the movie won Best Motion Picture in Drama.

Fo r c o m e d i c f i l m , R o b e r t D ow ne y Jr. t o ok B e s t A c t or for his reinvention of the classic detective in “Sherlock Holmes.” Clearly shocked, Downey Jr. went through a list of people he “didn’t need to thank.” Meryl Streep won her seventh Golden Globe for her transformative turn as Julia Child in “Julie & Julia.” Christoph Waltz picked up the award for Supporting Actor for his eloquent portrayal of an SS Colonel in “Inglorious Bastards,” wh ile Mo’Nique del ivered a n eloquent speech accepting her Best Supporting Actress win for drama “Precious.” Pi xar’s “Up” won bot h Best Animated Film and Best Original Score , recession drama “Up in the Air” scored honors for Best Screenplay, and cerebral drama “The White Ribbon” was honored with Best Foreign Language Film. On the television side of the awards ceremony, A MC’s “Mad Men” won Best Drama Series for the third year in a row. Fox’s high school musical “Glee” won Best Comedy or Musical Series for its breakthrough first season. Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series went to lead actor Michael C. Hall for Showtime’s “Dexter” and lead actress Juliana Margulies for the first season of CBS’s “The Good Wife.” A lec Baldw in won h is t h ird Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his domineering turn on NBC’s “30 Rock,” while Toni Collette won Best Actress in a Comedy Series for the breakout

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Mo’Nique won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Precious.”

season of Showtime’s “The United States of Tara.” Joh n Lit hgow won Best Supporting Actor in a Series for his menacing turn on “Dexter,” and Chloe Sevigny picked up Best Supporting Actress in a Series for HBO’s polygamy drama “Big Love.” Film maker Mart in Scorsese received the Cecil B. DeMille award for a lifetime contribution to the arts. Accepting the award, Scorsese gave a moving tribute to moving image’s place in our culture.

While nothing went as analysts might have predicted throughout t he ceremony, t he a mou nt of surprise winners made for a more enjoyable show. With many winners stressing the importance of collaboration in entertainment, it was a night of celebrating not only individual s ucce s s , but a l so com mu n it y achievement.

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C OLIN ’ S T RAILER P ARK Action-packed thrillers expected to satisfy with dynamic plots Lindsay Wolfe


Colin Campbell STAFF WRITER

Some people just don’t have the time to sit around watching television promos all day long. Lucky for those individuals, we’ve made it simple: If you watch nothing else, check out these three shows over the next two weeks:


(Major broadcast networks, Jan. 22, 8 p.m.) All major networks and a slew of cable channels have signed on to air the Haiti relief telethon. Co-hosted by George Clooney and Haitian-born musician Wyclef Jean from Los Angeles and New York respectively, the commercial-free variety event will be a worthy way to spend your Friday.


(NBC, 11:35 p.m.) O’Brien will serve up his last episodes of “The Tonight Show” this week, and after the drama and anger-fueled monologues of last week following NBC’s decision to bestow “The Tonight Show” back upon Jay Leno, expect it to be a blowout. Tuesday night’s guests will include Tom Hanks, Paul Bettany and Spoon.


(FOX, Jan. 29, 9 p.m.) Joss Whedon’s short-lived cult hit will wrap it up with a continuation of last season’s “Epitaph One” story. In “Epitaph Two: Return,” 10 years into the future the technology that allows human minds to be wiped and backed up on what look like chunky, Super Nintendo cartridges has brought about the “thoughtpocalypse” — as mad scientist Topher Brink (Fran Kranz) calls it. Expect plenty of zombie-inspired madness and at least a few major character deaths as Echo (Eliza Dushku) rallies the troops against whatever is left of the evil Rossum Corporation.


“Lost” on Hulu – Feeling – oh, I know it’s cheap – “Lost?” Until ABC’s sci-fi hit returns Feb. 2 at 9 p.m., you can watch any of the series’ 103 episodes on Hulu. And considering the tangled ball of yarn that comprises “Lost’s” major plot threads, even devoted followers may need to brush up on their island chronology.

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This winter’s movie line-up is certainly shaping up to be an action-packed one, featuring trailers for thrillers “Legion,” “Smokin’ Aces 2,” and “44 Inch Chest.” While each sets up its own brand of bangs and smoke, with different combinations of machine guns, explosions, and knives, it’s obvious that they will all pack a serious punch. The trailer for “Legion” opens as any other rural horror movie, with a sunrise and dust blowing in the unnaturally strong wind. It transitions to an old lady entering a small diner in the middle of nowhere. Before you know it, the old lady’s transforming into a bloody-mouthed, crazed creature reminiscent of Gollum and climbing the wall. The scene transitions again to an angel watching the sun’s last rays die in front of his dark figure. He delivers the exposition in a single line: “The last time God lost faith in man, He sent a flood. This time, He’s sent angels.” The rest of the preview brings more dramatic lines and big-time scenes. At one point, a horde of angels blacks out the already dark, stormy sky. Another shot shows millions of them approaching the diner-turned-safe-house; a scene which could only too easily be the preview for one of those “Left 4 Dead” zombiekiller video games. It’s no doubt that while the acting in the movie may not be stellar, the action will certainly make up for it. “Smokin’ Aces 2” looks like even more of awild and gruesome thriller. The preview starts right off the bat with blazing guns and fast transitions. Big white words scramble across the screen: “Before Buddy ‘Aces’ Israel got smoked, there was another crazy bloody twisted hit that went down.” It proceeds to cut from

clip to clip, leaving the viewer only a second to try and take in the gross amounts of gore contained in each. It describes the qualities “the world’s most deadly assassins” have in common: “ruthless, sexy, cunning, psychotic,” with short clips of stabbing, scantily clad girls, fake IDs and disguises, and rapid-firing machine guns in between each illustrating each quality. The action abruptly halts. “Today, they all have the same target (again).” From then on, the preview ramps it up, with more explosions, gunfi re, undressing girls, stony-faced killers, and the final words “May the best hitman survive.” “Smokin’ Aces 2” could be a Tarantino movie with all the blood, action, and on-screen marquees. If you can handle all the gore, it looks like it’ll be a quality thriller. A bit different from your cookie-cutter thriller, but action-packed nonetheless, the preview for “44 Inch Chest” starts by showing an upper-middle-aged couple discussing their deteriorating relationship, the woman stating that she is seeing someone else. The man demands to know her new lover’s name and, in a flash, the scene transitions to him waking upalone on the floor of his destroyed apartment. The phone rings and the camera cuts between shots of four men. The preview goes to a black screen with the words “Colin has friends” on the screen. Shortly thereafter, the marquee continues with the words “who put enemies” and “in their place” completing the thought and setting up the movie. Colin’s crazy friends proceed to kidnap the man who stole his woman from him, and pressure a nowthoroughly depressed Colin to take his revenge by killing the man. Though the trailer sets this movie up to be more of a drama than the other thrillers, it’s no doubt that there will be action galore with Colin’s mafia-type friends, even if he’s too caught up in his emotions to partake in it. Comments on this story? E-mail

The Daily Gamecock ● TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010


Inside the Box ◆ By Marlowe Leverette / The Daily Gamecock

The Scene USC


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TODAY FOREST ACRES WINTER 2010 ART SERIES 7 p.m., free Midtown at Forest Acres, 3400 Forest Drive

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LA DANSE: THE PARIS OPERA BALLET 5:30 and 8:15 p.m., $6.50 Nickelodeon Theatre, 937 Main St. DEADLY MACHINE: CREATING THE MASTER RACE 10 a.m., free South Carolina State Museum, 301 Gervais St.

TOMORROW NED DURRETT, BRIGHTFORD, AND FAMOUS LAST WORDS 7:30 p.m., $5 New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St. ANTICHRIST 3, 6 and 8 p.m., $6.50 Nickelodeon Theatre, 937 Main St. OUTLAW NATION WITH CHASE LONG BEACH 6:30 p.m., $6 in advance, $8 day of show The White Mule, 1530 Main St.



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Three helpings of Rice burn Cowboys Former Gamecock torches Dallas for three touchdowns in playoff conquest Chris Cox


So much for leaving college too early. Minnesota wide receiver Sidney Rice , who started for South Carolina in 2005 and 2006, tied an NFL postseason record for touchdown catches in a game with three, as Minnesota trounced Dallas 34-3 at the Metrodome. “I said from Day 1 that Sidney is that type of player,” quarterback Bret t Fav re told t he Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I hate to compare him or put h im in categories because I t h i n k he’s i n a c at eg or y by himself. T here’s faster guys, t here’s taller guys, t here’s quicker guys. But the

thing about Sidney is — and I’ve played with guys like him as far as work ethic — he wants to be good.” With all of the hoopla surrounding Favre’s return to the NFC North this year, it was hard not to credit the legendary quarterback for the Vikings’ blowout victory rather than Rice. But the third-year pro out of Gaffney was the one who was torching the Cowboys for most of the day. Rice fi nished the afternoon with six catches for 141 yards in addition to his three scores. His first score proved to be all Minnesota would need. Rice streaked down the right sideline early in the first quarter and Favre chucked it deep. Sidney did the rest. The first-time Pro Bowler was hit streaking down the sideline for a 47-yard touchdown, and Dallas safety Gerald Sensabaugh never even looked back. “I don’t think he even knew it was thrown,” Rice said of Sensabaugh. “When I caught it he still had a chance to try and pull it out of my arms. He didn’t touch it at all.” His next touchdown, which put the Vikings up 11, was even more impressive. Rice wasn’t even supposed to act as a receiver on the play, but rather to cut Dallas defensive end DeMarcus Ware. But after doing his job blocking, Rice drifted into the middle of the field and caught a 16-yard reception from Favre. “I backpedaled a couple of steps and turned and got into the end zone,” Rice said emphatically. His final touchdown came on a 45-yard reception when Rice simply walked into the end zone — putting an exclamation point on Minnesota’s dominating performance. The game summarized the type of season that Rice has had for the Vikings, as the former USC standout

leads Minnesota in receptions (83), receiving yards (1, 312) and is second in receiving touchdowns (8). Favre has seemingly been the reason for R ice’s turnaround. In his first two seasons wearing purple, Rice caught only 46 balls for 537 yards and eight touchdowns. R ice, Carolina’s all-t ime leader in touchdow n receptions (23) and 100-yard games (6), was criticized by South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier following his decision to forego his final two years of eligibility. But that’s in the past now, as Rice has made a name for himself as one of the top up-and-coming receivers in the NFL. Up next for Rice, and current teammate and former South Carolina Gamecock Jasper Brink ley, is the N FC Championship G ame next Su nday night against New Orleans. Comments on this story? E-mail sagckspt@

RICE’S CAREER STATISTICS Minnesota (2007-2009) 129 receptions 1,849 yards 16 touchdowns

South Carolina (2005-2006) 142 receptions 2,233 yards 23 touchdowns


Charlie Neibergall / The Associated Press

USC RUNS SEC STREAK TO THREE Gamecocks romp Auburn, surpass last season’s league win total Justin Warlick



USC’s Kelsey Bone dominated in the post against Auburn.

Coming off a huge conference win over Kentucky, the Lady Gamecocks kept their momentum going with a dominating win 63-49 win over Auburn on Sunday. USC’s biggest conference win since a 79-51 of Florida in 2007 came with an added bonus — it was the third SEC win of the season for Carolina, one more than they had in all of last year, and a triumph that puts them over .500 in league play for the first time since the 2005-2006 season. Freshman Kelsey Bone came out f iring on all cylinders against the Tigers (11-7, 2-3), scoring nine points in the fi rst seven minutes en route to

15 on the day for Carolina (10-7, 3-2). Bone, who leads the conference in rebounds, also recorded nine rebounds, just missing her sixth double-double of the year. Head i ng i nto t he g a me , m a ny wondered if Bone could handle the inside game of Auburn’s 6-foot-7 center KeKe Carrier. Bone thought she could, and felt like she had to, win the post battle for the team to come out with a win. “We had to w in t he post bat t le tonight,” Bone said. “I’d never played anyone t hat size before, so it was something new for me.” Junior guard Valerie Nainima scored 20 points to lead the team in scoring, hitting four three-pointers to lead the second half charge. USC coach Dawn Staley credited the second half scoring barrage by Nainima with the play of Bone and freshman Ashley Bruner on the inside, as it seemed at times that Auburn forgot about the other scoring

option that Carolina has. The key to the win was the physical play on the inside, and the ability to produce turnovers which lead to eight first-half points, as the team responded to coach Dawn Staley stressing physical play the past two games. “We used to see it a game then three games later we see it again,” Staley said. “We are staying on them a lot more, and we got to keep them on their toes, because this team can relax at any time.” The defense improved overall in this game, which had been spotty at best made life in the paint a nightmare for Carrier who was handled all day by a double team of Bone, and sophomore Charenee Stephens , keeping Carrier out of rhythm, and holding Auburn to its lowest point total of the season. Comments on this story? E-mail

Carolina struggles in loss Downey’s night could not overcome shooting woes, Vandy’s inside presence James Kratch


For the first two games of SEC play, South Carolina received phenomenal outings from Devan Downey, quality contributions from the rest of the team, and good defense. In the third league game, the senior guard did his part, but the other two factors weren’t there. Games Nos. 1 and 2 were wins. Game No. 3 was not, as USC fell to Vanderbilt 89-79 in a game that wasn’t as even as close as the score indicated. The Gamecocks (11-6, 2-1) had their moments, but by the time Vanderbilt (14-3, 3-0) built their lead up to 17 points with 10 minutes remaining in the game, the mountain was too steep to scale for Carolina. “There were some spots that we played with the kind of energy and aggressiveness that we need to have, but it wasn’t enough,” USC coach Darrin Horn said. “That’s the bottom line.” Downey torched the Commodores for 35 points , but beyond the Chester native there wasn’t much firepower for the Gamecocks. Four starters (Downey, Lakeem Jackson, Sam Muldrow and Brandis Raley-Ross) were in double figures, but Carolina got nowhere the collective efforts it had in the previous two games, as Vandy outscored USC 30-7 off the bench. “We’ve been talking for weeks now about how important it is for everybody to play well and to bring what they can win for us to have a chance to win ballgames,” Horn said. “The last few games, I think that had been. Tonight, that wasn’t the case.” Headed into Saturday night, USC was stressing defense as

the first priority, as the high-flying Commodores came into the game 10-0 when scoring 70+ points, but only 3-3 when below that mark. The Gamecock press had some success, forcing 20 turnovers, which was more than the 15 Vandy had in its previous two contests. But, poor offensive shooting (28-of-64 from the floor), the inability to find an answer for Commodore big man A.J. Ogilvy (22 points and nine boards) and Vandy’s domination on the glass (39-24 edge) allowed the Commodores to score early and often in transition and on second chance baskets, shooting 61.1 percent. “We’re a work in progress, and we’ve got to continue to understand how we have to play in order for us to be successful,” Horn said. “It starts on the defensive end. You’re not going to beat anybody when they shoot 61 percent against you.” USC led in the begining, but Vandy began to assert itself both in the paint and on the wing, jumping out to a 17-12 with 13:22 left in the first half. USC went on a 9-4 spurt to pull even twice (at 17-17 and 19-19), but a Vandy 7-0 run from there regained the lead for good. Vandy’s advantage hit double-digits almost immediately into the second half, and that remained the case for most of the remainder of the game. Carolina had a last gasp, pulling to 76-68 with 4:33 left on a dunk by Jackson, but it was too little, too late. “The past couple of games, we’ve been like a second half team,” Jackson said. “We have to come out and play the first 40 minutes and just fight. “We probably could’ve come out and put up a better fight.” Zack Plum / THE DAILY GAMECOCK

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Devan Downey had 35 points, but the senior star’s effort was not enough to overcome a poor night for Carolina.

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