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Possibility of mandatory bar closing time draws criticism from bar owners, students

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A little before 2 a.m. Sunday morning, Five Points carousers clear the downtown bars and head home.

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“No more slushies,” the Rocco’s bartender yells to a chorus of groans from the bar. “We’re closing up.” Crowds of people are out and about in the summer night as cars cruise along Harden Street, some blasting loud music. Less than two miles away at Wet Willie’s, a cop stands outside the bar, watching dozens take their final drink of the evening. After a summer It’s 1:50 a.m. Sunday and of violence in Five 2 a.m. means last call — a Points, Columbia product of blue laws in a and Richland conservative state. County officials If some Midland leaders are considering have their way, 2 a.m. will be last call every night. a 2 a.m. bar And not everyone is happy closing seven about it. days a week “There is always a party for all nightlife somewhere in Columbia,” establishments. said Quen Boger, a fourthyear broadcast journalism st udent , who t u r ned 21 earlier this month. “Closing a bar at 2 a.m. is like having a curfew. What grown adult has a drinking curfew? Don’t punish me and take away my privileges because of someone else’s misguided and irresponsible actions.” There have been plent y of m isg u ided and irresponsible actions this summer in Five Points. A string of violent incidents in the Five Points district, including several shootings, a string of brawls and a stabbing, led some Richland County officials and Columbia council members to propose a mandatory 2 a.m. closing seven nights a week. City police have already amped up their patrols in Five Points. Several bars have been cited for breaking liquor laws and fire code capacities and cameras have been installed on streets. 2 A.M. ● 2A

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Fo r t h e f i r s t t i m e i n 12 y e a r s , U S C ’s p o l i c e department has a new chief. Chris Wuchenich, formerly USC’s associate director of law enforcement and safet y, was named the department’s leader during a Friday ceremony inside the police headquarters on Senate Street. His appointment was the culminat ion of a nat ional search that led the University back to its own front door. He will take over for outgoing Chief Ernie Ellis Wednesday. “ He’s g r ow n w it h t he depar t ment a nd played a m ajor role w it h mo st of t h e c h a n g e s w it h i n t h e dep a r t ment ,” E l l i s s a id. “There’s no question in my mind he will take the agency to a new level of recognition.” The top three candidates were a l l qu a l i f ied , E l l i s said, and he applauded the national search as a positive and necessary step. However, Wuchenich was the “best and the brightest,” Ellis said. Wu c h e n i c h n o t e d t h e “Ellis tradition of serving a nd car i ng” du r i ng h is appointment ceremony. “Change will always occur,” Wuchenich said. “However, I believe change should be deliberate and incremental for the purpose of growth and development. Thankf ully, our division is a professional and responsive organization and does not need drastic changes. Nevertheless, we will continue to research, plan, develop and implement gradual and lasting changes that will improve our service to Carolina and make our campus even safer.” He promised to continue t he organizat ion’s role of serving as an integral safety force on campus for students, faculty and staff. Wuchenich said t he of f ice is focused USCPD ● 4A

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Poorer Katrina areas fall behind in struggle to rebuild Five years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall on t he Gu lf coast, a USC professor says many low-income communities in southern Mississippi are still in shambles. Susan Cutter, director of the Hazards Institute at the University, has made nine trips to some of the hardest hit areas of the coast. Each time, she and

her colleagues take pictures at the same spots along the coast to see how the community has changed. “ T he r e i s a lo t of d i s p a r it y i n terms of recovery,” Cutter said. “The more aff luent parts of Mississippi are recovering faster than their neighbors, d e s p it e h a v i n g t he s a me le v e l of damage.” T he proje c t , c a l le d “ Hu r r ic a ne Katrina: Then and Now,” features an interactive map with photo collages of 47 points along the Mississippi coast. Starting in October 2005, the Hazards Institute has visited the coast every six COAST ● 4A

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Palestinian-Israeli peace talk tensions rise

CHARLESTON — South Carolina already has a shortage of primary care and experts say the loss of a state-funded grant program to encourage young doctors to practice in rural areas is only going to make the problem worse. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Sunday that as more people get access to insurance and seek regular medical care, fewer doctors are practicing general medicine. The American Academy of Family Physicians says only one in five medical school graduates go into primary care. Hampton County, for example, has seven primary care physicians for a population of more than 22,000. “The good doctors in areas like ours aren’t accepting new patients or they are doing it on a very limited basis,” said Pete Tucker, an executive at an area hospital who recruits doctors to the county. Tucker said the county needs at least five more primary care doctors and hasn’t been unable to hire a single doctor in more than a year. “Patients are leaving town, lining up, waiting for days to be seen or hours even if they have an appointment,” Tucker said. “Now, more than ever, they’re using the emergency room for non-emergencies because it takes too long to be seen by a primary care physician.” The situation is even worse in Williamsburg County, where there is one doctor for every 3,300 residents — three times the ratio for urban Charleston County, said Mark Jordan, director of the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control office of primary care. “There’s way too many doctors in Columbia, Greenville and Charleston and not enough in the rest of the state,” Jordan said.

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned Sunday that he will not back down from his threat to pull out of new peace talks with Israel if it resumes construction in West Bank settlements. The negotiations are set to resume this week with a gala summit meeting in Washington after months of American mediation efforts. Israelis themselves are divided over the settlements, including how many should be dismantled, if any, to enable the creation of a Palestinian state. Reflecting that divide, leading Israeli theater actors and playwrights pledged Sunday not to perform in West Bank settlements, an announcement that drew sharp criticism from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Under intense American pressure, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a 10-month partial freeze in settlement construction to boost prospects for talks, but the negotiations are resuming just three weeks before the freeze expires. Netanyahu has not pledged to renew it, facing stiff opposition from hard-line coalition partners in his government. The Palestinians never endorsed the freeze, because it did not halt all construction in the West Bank and did not apply to east Jerusalem, the section claimed by the Palestinians for a future capital. Speaking in a televised address recorded earlier Sunday in Jordan, Abbas said, “the Israeli government holds full responsibility for the failure and the collapse of these negotiations if it continues settlement expansion in all the occupied Palestinian territories,” a clear reference to east Jerusalem. Abbas is facing internal opposition from Palestinian hard-liners, especially Hamas, for agreeing to return to the negotiating table. The Islamic Hamas, which rules Gaza and has a significant presence in the West Bank, rejects any contact with Israel. Other Palestinians criticize Abbas for not securing Israeli concessions in advance of the talks. Netanyahu also must deal with opposition. Hawkish members of his coalition government oppose any concessions to the Palestinians, and one unleashed a harsh tirade against the Palestinians Sunday. The spiritual leader of one of the hard-line parties in Netanyahu’s coalition caused a stir by saying in his weekly Sabbath sermon that the Palestinians and Abbas should “perish from the world.” Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, a founder of the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party, also described Palestinians as “evil, bitter enemies of Israel.” The 89-year-old former chief rabbi of Israel is a respected religious scholar among Jews of Middle Eastern descent, but is also known for vitriolic comments about Arabs, secular Jews, liberals, women and gays. Shas runs private schools that educate tens of thousands of Israeli children. The Abbas government responded angrily, demanding in a statement that the Israeli government put a stop to what it described as a “culture of hatred in Israel toward Palestinians.”

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Jeremiah Wright speaks on Obama’s religion LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President Barack Obama’s controversial former pastor, accused people who wrongly believe Obama is Muslim of catering to political enemies during a fiery speech Sunday in Arkansas. In his sermon at New Millennium Church in Little Rock, Wright criticized supporters of the Iraq war and defended former state Court of Appeals Judge Wendell Griffen for speaking out against it. Griffen serves as the church’s pastor. Wright’s only reference to Obama came when he compared Griffen’s opponents to those who incorrectly think Obama is Muslim. The president, whose full name is Barack Hussein Obama, is Christian. “Go after the military mindset ... and the enemy will come after you with everything,” Wright told the packed church. “He will surround you with sycophants who will criticize you and ostracize you and put you beyond the pale of hope and say ‘you ain’t really a Baptist’ and say ‘the president ain’t really a Christian, he’s a Muslim. There ain’t no American Christian with a name like Barack Hussein,’” he added. A poll released this month found that nearly one in five people, or 18 percent, said they thought Obama was Muslim, up from the 11 percent in March 2009. The proportion who correctly said he was Christian was 34 percent, down from 48 percent in March of last year. The poll, conducted by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center and its affiliated Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, surveyed 3,003 people. Obama cut ties with Wright in 2008, after Wright’s more incendiary remarks hit the Internet during the presidential election. At a National Press Club appearance in April 2008, Wright claimed Obama was putting his pastor at arm’s length for political purposes while privately agreeing with him.

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2 A.M. ● Continued from 1A But that’s not enough, some say. Supporters of the ban say the proposal would reduce crime in Five Points, a bustling commotion of USC students on mo st weekend s. C olu mbia i s currently one of the only cities in the state without a mandatory closing time. High-profile communit y leaders, including Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and Columbia city councilwoman Belinda Gergel have publicly supported the ban. Gergel has said she’s concerned about the safety of students in the hightraffic Five Points area, but bar owners and managers say a ban will hurt business and will only move parties elsewhere. Columbia police spokesman Brick Lewis didn’t return multiple requests for comment. Thousands of dollars in alcohol sales happen every night after 2 a.m, and without the business, bar managers said they’ll struggle. They also note the city’s hospitality tax revenue will decline, and in a cash-strapped budget environment, that could hurt. “I think it’s absolutely ridiculous to have a ban just because someone screwed up,” said Adam Kollar, manager of The Library Bar in Five Points. “People that don’t understand Five Points shouldn’t be making these decisions.” The Five Points A ssociat ion, an organization that represents the area’s hospitalit y industr y, said there are solutions besides closing the bars at 2 a.m. In a recent letter to the city, it proposed a midnight curfew for those 17 years old or younger. It’s promising to develop more safety initiatives and

actively help law enforcement in policing the crowded area. “I heard that some clubs would allow younger k ids, but they closed over the summer,” said Merritt McHaffie, executive director of the Five Points Association. “Since the kids didn’t have anywhere else to go, they came to Five Points.” There are other issues to consider as well. Mass transportation systems, as well as cab companies, could see an overload in traffic as there would be a mass exodus of partygoers at 2 a.m. It’s not just bar owners who are mad. Thousands of USC students and others have joined Facebook groups, including a “Bars, Bar Staff, and Customers against a 2 A.M. closing time.” There are 935 members of this group, and thousands of others joined now-defunct groups created this past spring. The posts range from “2 AM? WHAT THE FORK, COLUMBIA?” to “Dear City/County Council, as an immediate effect of this ordinance, expect MANY more drunk students on the roads as they get in cars and drive across the river to Lexington County instead of skippin’ on down to friendly Five Points. Schmucks.” At 2, the crowd clears out from Rocco’s Sunday morning. One partygoer screams to his friends, while waving his hands in the air, that the party is moving to a house on Rosewood Drive. For this crowd, the drinking won’t stop at 2. Comments on this story? E-mail gamecocknews@sc.edu


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This affluent home in the Diamondhead area was reconstructed post-Katrina while these remains, in the Pearlington area, clearly show the ravaging damage Katrina wrought in 2005. COAST ● Continued from 1A months to take pictures and access the recovery. Each locat ion t he institute visits is graded on a point system based on t he le vel of debr is removal, infrastructure

renewal and rebuilding. T he le vel of recover y corresponds to the wealth of the area, Cutter said. A picture collage of a house in Diamondhead, Miss., a town just north of t he St . L ou i s B a y,

show s a hou se rebu i lt with stilts just two years after Katrina. Meanwhile, i n neighbor i ng Pass Christ ian, a plot of la nd t hat used to be a neighborhood rema i ns largely bare.

“ T h e r e ’s a l a c k o f resources for the poor and minority communities to come back,” Cutter said. “Some of them have made marginal progress, but a lot haven’t made any at all.”

Cutter said residents of poorer communit ies did not have insurance when t he stor m h it , making rebuilding almost impossible. Most of them worked in service jobs that were no longer

employ ing af ter t he s t o r m d e v a s t at e d t h e coast, Cutter said, further worsening their situation. W hen the casinos, rest au ra nt s a nd hotels could no longer stay open, Mississippi residents lost their livelihood. As a result, many left to live with family and friends f urt her inland. Ne w O r le a n s lo s t 25 percent of its population, according to Cutter. In Mississippi, the figure is less clear, but she suspects it is similar. “They lost their houses and their jobs, and there wasn’t hope for either one to come back ,” Cut ter said. For those who stayed, Cutter said the memory of K atrina is st ill ver y vivid. Government and emergency preparedness programs have not done their part in rebuilding correctly, Cutter said. “W hen t hey rebu ilt, t he y rebu i lt i n a way that would not withstand another Katrina,” Cutter said. “The damage would be about the same, but it’s my hope that there would be less of loss of life because of Katrina’s memory.” Cutter’s next trip to the Gulf coast will be over fall break. Comments on this story? E-mail gamecock news@ sc.edu

USCPD ● Continued from 1A on cer t a i n core va lues i nclud i ng: hu ma n l ife, excellence, integrity and accountability. The Pittsburgh native graduated from USC in 1994 w it h a bachelor’s degree in political science and received his master’s f rom t he Universit y in 1998. He’s worked with t he depa r t ment for 15 years and was previously responsible for t he oversight of a l l pol ice o p e r at io n s , i nc lu d i n g uniform patrol, criminal investigations, training a nd st af f development and safety and emergency management, according to the University. Comments on this story? E-mail gamecock news@ sc.edu

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Juliette Low changed way females lead

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Closing bars early DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE counterproductive Facebook: anti-social networking Is violence enough of a reason to enact a 2 a.m. bar closing time in Five Points? Columbia’s City Council has been attempting to make 2 a.m. bar closing an ever yday occurrence due to the violent crimes that have been occurring recently in the Five Points area, but will the change in closing time really make Five Poi nt s a safer “Will the change in place? If all bars close at closing time really the same time, there will be a mass exodus make Five Points a of people leaving when safer place?” the clock strikes 2 a.m. The shortage of taxi services and lack of public transportation in Columbia would make it difficult to keep drunk drivers off the road. Bar customers are not allowed to stand in the streets and there are sidewalk police to enforce this. If they can’t be in the bar and can’t be in the street, drunk people will be forced to get in cars and drive, putting others in danger. Violence may also increase if there are more people in the streets at the same time. If people intend to commit violent crimes, they are going to carry out their actions no matter what time it is. Keeping the closing time as is will make the city a safer place for everyone.

Website takes focus off face-to-face interactions with friends, acquaintances “Facebooking” is no longer a pastime due to the magnitude of our psychotic involvement with it. Facebook is an entity that most of us are guilty of worshipping many t imes a day and has become a religion that is sweeping the world in a new direction and changing how people interact at an alarming rate. The nature of relationships h a s e v ol v e d , t h a n k s t o Facebook. The status of a couple is no longer perceived a s leg it i m ate u nt i l it is deemed “Facebook-official.” But since life isn’t always Alice black and white, Facebook Chang First-year of fers dif ferent opt ions, business student including “Suzy Q. is in a complicated relat ionship with Joe X,” and even “Suzy Q. is in an open relationship with Joe X.” Why anyone would want to reveal things like that about their relationships is beyond me, but at least Facebook gives them the option. In this sense, Facebook is revolutionary in that it has completely redefined the concepts of sharing and networking in the modern world. In a few short sentences and a couple pseudo-artistic Photoshopped pictures, you can show your online friends what you did last Saturday night. You can update everyone on which turn your fickle music tastes have just taken. You can befriend the friends of your vaguest

acquaintances. To top it off, all of this now can be received via text message. When everything that everyone needs to communicate is lain out for them at the tip of their fi ngertips, it’s no wonder that the value of face-to-face interaction has decreased: There’s no need for it anymore. Wrong. Facebook, contrary to what it was created to do, is slowly spawning a world full of socially-inept people. According to May 2010’s issue of Time, Facebook has already logged in 500 million active users. The sad thing is, a large portion of this 500 million is no longer familiar with the subtleties of face-to-face interactions or the nuances of engaging in a verbal conversation. Because of Facebook, the careful conscientiousness involved in social situations has whittled away into a heap of abbreviated words; the most joyous joys and passionate passions are now reduced to a few emoticons. It may seem like we’ve become more “social” and connected by knowing the inner scoop on everyone else’s lives, but in reality, the quality of these interactions has been painfully diminished. Is this — a slew of Internet-proficient, conversationally-awkward people — what our generation is going to be remembered by? It might be, unless we relearn what we seem to have forgotten: How to be social the real way. I’m not saying there’s a need to reinstate the practice of mid-afternoon parlor chats over Earl Grey, but at least we could turn our heads and talk to the people right next to us rather than Facebook chat them.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Def inition of life still hot topic of debate, “everyone” does not agree Last Fr iday I opened t he G amecock and was truly shocked by the incredible generalization of columnist Ryan Quinn’s headline: “Everyone agrees: Embryos are not human beings.” How could one student profess to authoritatively decide such a controversial issue? My first thought was, “This is contradicted by the authors of simple cell biology textbooks.” As I read the column, it became obvious that his generalization was founded upon an intriguing yet shaky ethical dilemma, which may be refuted if we begin with a scientifically solid foundation, then examine the true motives compelling “everyone, except for Nazis,” to save the life of a child over that of, say, 1,000 embryos. First, an objective appraisal of basic cellular science reveals that life begins at conception. Some quotes gathered on Princeton.edu included the following from Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia: “At the moment the sperm cell of the human male meets the

ovum of the female and the union results in a fertilized ovum (zygote), a new life has begun ... The term embryo covers the several stages of early development from conception to the ninth or 10th week of life.” Is the embryo a human? Yes — the term “embryo” refers to a point in human development, as does the term “toddler.” Neither is a mature man, but both have the unique DNA which will program their remaining development, provided they get the required care and nutrition from their parents. Now we wrestle with Quinn’s ethical dilemma: If you could save either 1,000 embryos or a child from a burning building, which would you choose? I knew I would choose t he ch ild a nd had to reconcile this with the fact that both are human. Thankfully, my ethics professor had just presented the concept of choosing actual life over potential life. Suppose a fireman is in a rapidly collapsing burning house. Through the smoke, he perceives a still figure lying on the couch, but at the other end of the room, a person drags himself into view, clearly struggling

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with mobility. He only has time to save one, so he beelines for the person now calling for help, leaving the one on the couch whose life is uncertain, possibly already lost, to smoke inhalation. The choice to leave this man does not imply that he is not a human being, just as the decision to leave the embryos is not an evaluation of their humanity. The rescuers realize that the life of the person calling for help and, respectively, the child, is actual — all they need to keep living is a little help out of the building. The still figure on the couch and the embryos, however, have potential life expectancies; one may require significant medical support, if he’s even still alive, and it is unlikely that the others will ever be implanted and complete their full development. In each case, since both lives cannot be saved, the rescuer chooses the actual life over the potential, in tragic realization that human life will be lost no matter what.

Aug. 26 marked the 9 0 t h a n n i ver s a r y of t he women’s suf f rage movement a nd t he p a s s a g e of t he 19 t h A mend ment , wh ich gave women the r ight to vote. T h is anniversary prompted me to remember not only Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but also another pioneer i n w o m e n ’s r i g h t s : Juliette Gordon L ow , t he founder of t he Girl Scouts of the United Kristyn St ate s of Winch America. Second-year Many print journalism p e ople student believe the common misconception that being a Girl Scout is all about selling cook ies. This is not t r ue. The Girl Scout movement began to give young women an opportunity to be leaders in their communities. Low was friends with Boy Scout founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell a nd she wa nted g irls to have an out let for leadership opportunities and outdoor exploration. I was an active Girl Scout from kindergarten through my senior year in high school. I earned my G old Awa rd, t he h ighest award a Girl S cout c a n ea r n , a nd lear ned ever y t h ing from outdoor survival to puppetry. I even took my first trip out of the countr y with my Girl Scout t roop when we visited Our Chalet, a Girl Scout World Center located in Adelboden, Switzerland. Accord i ng to it s website, there are 3.3 million registered adolescent a nd adu lt Girl Scouts this year, an improvement from Low’s first troop of 18 g irls . Wit hout Low’s leadership, many women wou ld not have been inspired to reach their goals. Actress Lucille Ball, news anchor Katie Couric and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton were all former Girl Scouts. I think these women learned somet hing about t hei r f ields of interest as Girl Scouts and can attribute a bit of their success to their membersh ip i n t he national organization. I d e f i n it e l y t h i n k I b e n e f it t e d f r o m m y experience.

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“It is not a fragrant world.” — Raymond Chandler

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Cola venues offer places to rock From Five Points to West Columbia, bars offer variety of local, national music Mary Cathryn Armstrong THE DAILY GAMECOCK

It’s t hat t ime of year again. With September right around the corner, Columbia has once again opened it s w ide (if somewhat humid) doors to t housands of new and returning Gamecocks. Many of us spend five days a week counting down the minutes in a classroom, looking forward to next weekend’s party. However, for the college student looking to venture out of the house party om d.c Courtesy of travelpo circuit, there is something else e 50-cent lik s ial ec sp od out there. fo th rs bo Street, The Whig of fe in . Ma ar on ye d e un th Columbia plays host to several ro ut rg ho de ug s thro Located un of inexpensive show se ca ow sh dif ferent music venues, each a as ll we tacos, as of which are spread out among Five Points, the Vista and West Colu mbia. Ma ny of t he shows are free or relatively cheap and showcase a variety of musical acts. So, in case you’re looking to get your open-mic night on, here are a few local places to check out.

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New Brookland Tave Courtesy of faceboo rn, one of West Colum k.com bia’s most iconic mu live shows or open-m sic spots, of fers eithe ic nights almost ever r y night of the week.

The Whig 1200 Main St. If you happen to be s t r ol l i n g d ow n M a i n Street one hot Columbia af ter noon, you m ight pass right by The Whig without even realizing it. The Whig is one of the only underground bar establishments here in Columbia. In the several years since its opening, The Whig has attracted a loyal base of fans and patrons, drawing in people with both its eclectic atmosphere as well as its 50-cent tacos every Tuesday and $2 burgers on Mondays. However, The Whig is probably better

known for its musical acts. Co-owner Phillip Blair said the venue is “extremely picky” in selecting bands to take The Whig’s stage, but every week the venue showcases an assortment of local and national acts that fit into many different musical genres. The best part? Almost every show is free. And on nights when there’s no band slated to perform, there’s always a jukebox on tap to crank out the tunes.

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New Brookland Tavern 122 State St. Crossing over t he b r i d g e i n t o We s t Columbia, you’ll discover Columbia’s most well known live music hot spot. The New Brookland Tavern has been entertaining crowds of all ages for six years now and is still going strong. N e w B r o o k l a n d Ta v e r n o f f e r s something for everybody. Live music is on the bill almost every night of the week, and bands range from rock to classical to country. There’s even an open-mic night for aspiring songwriters. And if you’re not a huge music fanatic, NBT has movie screenings and performance art on the calendar as well. “I enjoy going to New Brookland for many reasons,” said Riley Chapman, a second-year international business student and avid fan of the Tavern. “I like how its location sets it apart from areas like Five Points, so it brings in a lot of the true music fans. I also like how they’ve separated the performance and bar area, so you can choose which part you want to do instead of being in between both.”

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‘Takers’ robs nothing but spectator’s time Underwhelming heist film takes ideas from other movies, mixes with awful performances Neal Hughes

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Director: John Luessenhop Starring: Paul Walker, T.I., Matt Dillon, Chris Brown, Idris Elba Run Time: 107 minutes Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action and some language The fi lm “Takers” depicts a fraternity of skilled heist artists who, throughout the movie, attempt difficult and daring robberies. However, the most impressive robbery is on the American public and the collective $21 million it paid to see this movie over the weekend. The fi lm is directed (that term being used loosely, of course) by John Luessenhop, a nd is a n hou r a nd 47 m i nutes of sha melessly borrowed scenes strung together. “Takers” follows a group of men who make their living robbing people, and judging by the opulence of their lifestyle, they do it fairly well. At the fi lm’s beginning, they have just completed a heist, got

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Director John Luessenhop walks through a sequence with rapper T.I., who plays a recently released prisoner with plans for a high-risk heist job in “Takers,” which finished second at this week’s box office with a $21 million cume. away freely and are happily continuing down easy st reet. That is unt il one of t he group’s former members, Ghost (played by rapper T.I.), is released from prison. Yes, it must have been a stretch for T.I. to play a convict. Not one to experience moral reform in America’s penal system, Ghost approaches the men with a job that is high risk, but according to Paul Walker’s character, “You gotta bet big to win big.” Fire your agent, Paul. The men enact a plan to rob an armored car — not exactly a glamorous heist, but apparently worthy enough for the movie’s plot. While the men are formulating their plan, detective Jack Welles (Matt Dillon) is f uriously work ing on catching these men and putting them behind bars. Nearly everything is done sloppily in “Takers,” and the acting is no exception. This should come as no surprise because the fi lm’s casting director rounded up all the awful actors this side of Pauly Shore. Paul Walker contributes his signature blank

stares and emotionless “cools” and “yeahs,” and by comparison, that was some of the better acting. Matt Dillon plays a grizzled cop who is down on his luck, like nearly every other movie he has been in lately. As for Chris Brown, he is a better boyfriend than actor. A lt hough nea rly ever y per for ma nce wa s reprehensible, none was worse than T.I.’s portrayal of Ghost. T.I. may have many talents, but it is clear that acting is not one of them. It seems that he forgot all of his lines and made up for chunks of them by interjecting the words “homie” and “big boy” as well as a string of various nonsensical curse words. Certain fi lms of this caliber will typically have med io c re c i nem atog r aphy, u s u a l ly a ba r r age of pedestrian shots to give the f ilm a dull feel, essentially bringing nothing visually exciting to the table. However, it seems that Luessenhop took TAKERS ● 8A


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Star Paul Walker (“The Fast and the Furious”) and director John Luessenhop (“Lockdown”) stop along the red carpet at the “Takers” premiere in Atlanta last week. TAKERS ● Cont. from 7A ef for t to del iberately sabotage ever y v isual aspect of the fi lm. Ever y shot is a blurry, extreme closeup. Once the audience h a s g u e s s e d w h a t ’s on screen, t he mov ie violently cuts to some other grainy pixilated shot and in the process i nduc e s not h i n g but mot ion sick ness. It seems like the camera man has cerebral palsy, as that’s the only ex pla nat ion for t he unnecessar y jerk iness

and shakiness. If bad act i ng a nd ter r ible ca mera work aren’t enough to t urn you away, the plot will surely will. It is ironic that the fi lm is entitled “ Ta k er s” b e c au s e s o m a ny p a r t s of it a re bor rowed f rom ot her movies, making it seem eerily similar to “The I t a l i a n J o b .” T h e r e are nu merous plot holes and occasionally a d istor t ion of t he general law of physics (ap p a r e nt l y C h r i s Brow n p o s se s se s t he same powers as Spider-

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Even winning six of the last 10 years can’t make everyone happy. Clearly not Walt Disney Studios, which reported last Wednesday t hat t he st udio will withdraw entirely from the annual Annie Awards, a ceremony sponsored by ASIFAHollywood, a national animation guild. Variety magazine quoted president of Disney Animation and Pixar Animation Ed Catmull who said the decision comes “after more than a year of discussions.” These discussions most likely stem from the Annie Awards’ 2009 ceremony, where DreamWorks A nimation’s “Kung Fu Panda” won a handful of awards, including Best Animated Film, and Disney-Pixar’s “Wall-E” won nothing, though the latter fi lm went on to win the Oscar later that year. T he New York Ti mes w rote la st Wednesday that one of Disney’s core issues lies in guild membership. The two points outlined in the Times were that the guild does not prevent anyone from buying membership and also that DreamWorks Animation provided free membership to its employees. “We believe there is an issue with the way the Annies are judged, and have been seeking a mutually agreeable solution with the board,” Catmull said, according to Variety. In response to Catmull’s accusations and Disney-Pixar’s decision to withdraw from submission, ASIFA will require all members who want to vote in any category of the awards this year to meet the approval of a committee to determine their professional qualifications. This move is designed to help limit the number of non-professional animators who can vote on the awards and also to help bolster the caliber of the award, which is starting to drown under an increase in animated film categories at the Oscars, Golden Globes and Producers Guild Awards. Of cou rse, Cat mu ll’s concer ns of judging can only stem from the 2009 incident with “Kung Fu Panda,” an upset as disconcerting and left-field as when “Crash” beat “Brokeback Mountain” at the Academy Awards in 2006.

Yet why should Catmull, or anyone at Disney-Pi xar, complain? Despite DreamWorks giving its employees free membership to the guild, Disney-Pixar features “Up,” “Ratatouille,” “Cars,” “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo,” “Toy Story 2” and “Toy Story” all have won top awards. Pixar undoubtedly has an unprecedented grip over the animated film industry, regularly receiving sweeping box office and critical notices. Especially in an increasingly computer-generated, threedimensional movie-going experience, it’s titans like Pixar (and its parent company Disney) that set the standard. The company’s decision, according to A SI FA-Hol ly wood ch ief A nt ra n Manoogian, will not necessarily effect the awards shows. “The awards are set up in such a way that the nominating committee can put a nominee on the ballot even though it hasn’t been formally submitted,” Manoogian said in Variety’s article. W hile it’s hard to make a case for DreamWorks dominating the awards and even harder to feel sorry for Disney-Pixar in the wake of its continued success at virtually every awards show, the situation does bring up the responsibilities that any industry guild has to its members. The g uild’s move toward limit ing the involvement of its non-professional members may increase its caliber, but it also lessens the esteem of its members who use the organization to gain greater foot holds in an indust r y w it h lit t le breakthrough opportunity. Variet y reported that Catmull also expressed to Disney-Pixar employees that “individuals are encouraged to maintain their memberships and support for the Annies as they deem appropriate.” Support is a tricky thing, and strife within a major organization — especially from one of its two major companies — will certainly keep ASIFA-Hollywood a nd t he A n n ie Awards f rom tak ing f u r t her st r ides to br i ng a n i mat ion out of it s ch ildish ghet to and let it stand legitimately next to the rest of Hollywood’s entertainment output.

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“Toy Story 3,” Pixar’s latest hit, will not be submitted for the annual Annie Awards. VENUES ● Continued from 7A ca n cou nt. Last yea r, Elbow Room claimed the address, with its live music and daily drink specials drawing crowds on a regular basis. Now, The House 5 Points, which opened up t his past summer, hopes to bring some of that same local flavor into its establishment. The House features a similar setup to the Elbow Room. It comes complete with an open stage area, where guests can either sit at the bar or hit the dance floor while taking in The House’s nightly live bands. The House features bands like The Werks , Machine Funk and even a

“plug-n-play” with the house band on Mondays. Its also brings in old favorites like Dumptruck and the Backhoes and a Saturday night dance party with DJ OC. After this Thursday’s football game, The House will be celebrating with a show featuring Swift Technique, a funk rock band from Philadelphia. The show starts at 11 p.m. and is $6 for those under 21 and $3 for those over 21.

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USC splits on weekend Gamecocks fall to Louisville, rally to beat Ohio Bobcats Ryan Velasquez

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Junior Kayla Grimsley had a goal in USC’s win over Ohio.

After its home opener of the 2010 season, the South Carolina women’s soccer team managed to walk away from the weekend on a positive note. The No. 13 Gamecocks (3-1), hosts of the Gamecock Courtyard Cup at Stone Stadium, were able to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Louisville (2-1) Friday night to notch a 2-0 win over Ohio (1-2) Sunday afternoon. “I’ve been very proud of the team’s performance all weekend,” USC coach Shelley Smith said. “Friday night shouldn’t have been any less than a tie, so that was unfortunate, but that’s a challenge we had to come back from against Ohio and make sure we came out with a win.” Despite outshooting Louisville 16-9, the Gamecocks came up short of extending their winning streak to three. Tied 0 - 0 in t he 64t h minute , Carolina was called for a push in the box, setting up a penalty kick for the Cardinals. One play later, junior Jennifer Jones put it past senior goalkeeper Mollie Patton to provide

the game-winner for Louisville. “A penalty kick is a tough way to lose,” Smith said. “You don’t always agree with the referee’s call, but he saw what he saw. The bottom line is we have to score goals and fi nish our chances.” Sunday’s game, however, was a different story. The Gamecocks applied force on Ohio’s defense early, outshooting them 12-4 in the fi rst half, but the game remained scoreless through the first 38 minutes. With halftime looming, redshirt sophomore forward A li Glemser put Carolina on the board with her second goal of the season. Junior forward Kayla Grimsley was credited with the assist and the Gamecocks ended the first 45 minutes with a 1-0 lead. “Ali’s worked hard. She’s one of our most fit players, and it’s paying off for her,” Smith said. “She was composed enough to finish that play, which is what we needed the last two nights. I definitely commend Ali for coming in and doing what we needed her to do coming off the bench. It’s a great lift for us, and hopefully, she’ll continue to do that as we get further into the season.” The Bobcats awoke in the second half, however, getting off four shots in the first 11 minutes, including one

that just missed over the crossbar. Carolina’s defense held strong, holding Ohio scoreless despite the absence of injured ju nior Ellen Fahey. Freshman Elizabeth Sinclair took her place in the lineup, playing 80 minutes against the Bobcats. “Liz Sinclair was asked to start this weekend. She played tremendous, and already, no one could pick her out as a new player out there,” Smith said. “She’s been phenomenal. To put that kind of ownership in the game like she has, I’m definitely proud of the way she’s developed since preseason.” Adding a cushion to t he lead, Grimsley cut through Ohio’s defense and sent a rocket over keeper Mattie Liston’s hands, notching her first goal of t he season a nd put t i ng Carolina ahead for good. “Kayla’s a difference in the game for sure. She draws so much attention that if it’s not her scoring, it’s helping others get chances,” Smith said. “She’s setting up players all the time, and like her goal today, she made a great decision to finish herself. That’s what we’ve asked of Kayla, and you can tell she’s even better this year than the year before.” Comments on this story? E-mail gamecockspor tspage@ sc.edu

Carolina victorious in rough match Men’s soccer wins exhibition against Charleston marked by hard fouls; altercation in final minutes ends with two players receiving red cards Isabelle Khurshudyan THE DAILY GAMECOCK

To say that Saturday’s men’s soccer exhibition match between USC and the College of Charleston at Stone Stadium was not a serious one would be an entirely false statement. The heated battle took on an aggressive nature like that of a regular season game from start to finish, as the Gamecocks rallied back in the second-half to top the Cougars 2-1 in a match marred by a late altercation. While the aggression for the first 85 minutes of the game could be attributed to the nature of soccer, as time was stopped on multiple occasions for player injuries, the last five minutes featured a skirmish on the field, provoked by Charleston, from which two red cards were issued to Charleston’s Kareem Yearwood and Sean Bateau, who threw a visible punch during the incident. No USC players were made available to speak to the media following the match. Despite the events of the last five minutes, USC coach Mark Berson was pleased in the effort he saw out of his team in what could be best described as a tale of two halves. “This was a tough opponent,” Berson said. “Our guys had to dig in. They came from behind and dug out a win and that’s a key thing.” Charleston took the lead early as Sean De Silva scored from 30 yards out off a corner kick by Ralph Lundy in the 11th minute, shifting momentum in the Cougars’ favor. Charleston held its ground throughout the first period as it proceeded to outshoot the Gamecocks and had four corner-kicks to USC’s one. After some halftime adjustments, the Gamecocks fired-back early in the second-half as the freshmen stole the show. “The big thing we wanted to do [in the second half] was attack wide,” Berson said. “That was a good adjustment that our players made and I was real proud of that. The combination of closing them out in midfield and getting at them in the wide channels enabled us to get some more openings in the second half.” First in the 55th minute, freshman Bradlee Baladez avenged a fi rst-half misfire that ricocheted off the crossbar with a goal under the goalkeeper with the help of Blake Brettschneider’s assist. Just four minutes later, freshman Chipper Root, coming off the bench for the Gamecocks, scored off a cross from Eric Martinez, propelling Carolina ahead for the first and last time.

“The freshmen have done well in preseason,” Berson said. “I’m very pleased with how they’re learning. The adjustment to college soccer is a big one, and it just takes time. Tonight they certainly did very well and took big steps forward for us, and we’re really glad to see them contribute.” With this as the first home game, as well as the last exhibition game, before the regular season kicks off against the rival Clemson Tigers, Saturday night’s battle was filled to the brim with anticipation for the upcoming regular season and what it holds in store. “The whole season is a work in progress,” Berson said. “You want to build and get better with each game, and I think we improved over the High Point game, which to me was the bottom line to this whole thing. There’s a lot of story lines tonight, with a lot of good ones for us, and it gave us a chance to get ready to build for the Clemson game on Friday night.”

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Will Traynor (17) and Carolina beat College of Charleston in a physical battle Saturday.

Gamecocks keep working in practice despite off-field uncertainty Moore believes Carolina receivers are top in NCAA, no starting quarterback named yet Ed Neuhaus

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With off-the-field issues abound, the Gamecocks took to the Proving Grounds this weekend in preparation for their season opener against Southern Miss. With practice in full swing, sophomore wide receiver D.L. Moore said he believes highly in the talents of the wide receivers at USC. “I think we’re the best in the NCAA right now,” Moore said of USC’s wide receivers. “We’re working hard, and we have a lot of talent on the team.” Moore believes the focus right now, despite what may be following the team off the field, is squarely on the Golden Eagles. “We’re just trying to win this first game and show Gamecock Nation that we’re ready to roll this year,” said Moore, who is expected to start on Thursday. Many of the controversies both on and off the field have yet to be solved. USC coach Steve Spurrier remained mum as to who the Gamecocks will have under center on Thursday. When asked about who has the edge between Stephen Garcia and Connor Shaw, Spurrier claimed he was unsure. “They’re about the same. Both of them are going to play. The one that’s playing the best will play the most of it, probably,” Spurrier said. “I’m not 100 percent sure [who will start]. Somebody might twist an ankle between

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D.L. Moore, shown with receivers coach Steve Spurrier, Jr., said USC has the best receiving corps in the nation. now and then. So, I don’t know who’s going to start.” Weslye Saunders sat out practice again following his suspension from the team for what Spurrier called a “team violation.” The tight end had raised eyebrows with some public comments on a local radio station on Friday, but Spurrier declined comment on the situation. With the Gamecock offense looking to add to the production that has come to be expected out of the

defense, Spurrier was asked if Carolina wanted to come out and make a statement about its offensive production against USM. He wasn’t quick to make any big judgments. “We’re not talking right here too much. We’re a waitand-see team,” Spurrier said. “We’re not talking big right now. We’re going to wait and see how it goes.” That offensive production will be heavily dependent on the play of the offensive line. Spurrier said he believes they might be making some progress, but wanted to temper any high expectations. “I think we’re getting a little better, but we’ll find out when the real ball game’s here,” Spurrier said. Spurrier stressed discipline as far as game week preparation is concerned. He contends that the team will certainly be ready to play this Thursday. “But what we have to do is prove we’re a tough, disciplined team. Because the last time we attempted football at South Carolina, we were not. We were embarrassing,” Spurrier said. “We’re going to try not to be embarrassing and look like a good, tough disciplined team out there.” Spurrier also cited the amount of time that has transpired since the team started practice. “I’ve seen teams get ready too early and forget to get ready the week of the game. We haven’t overdone it. Our team will be ready to play,” Spurrier said. “Southern Miss is a good team. They believe they’re going to come in here and beat us.” Comments on this story? E-mail gamecocksportspage@sc.edu


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Help Wanted Tutors Education Major needed to tutor Kindgarden & 2nd grader 2:30-5 @ Rosewood Elementary. $10/hr. 4140069

Experienced Personal Trainers needed. Located 5 minutes from campus. PT available. Contact Personally Fit @ 799-9455 for info.

We have the best job on Campus!! Make $8.25 per Hour!! Build your resume, earn great bonuses and show your Gamecock Pride! More Info? Want to come to an interview session? Apply Online: sc.edu/carolinacallers Questions? E-mail Jake at James.Strang@ruffalocody.com or call 777-4705

Studio Apt - Park St. Area - stove ref off st. pkg $400. +sec. dep. 238-6916

Box around ad: $1.25 Logo insertion available for an additional cost

Office hours: M-F 8:30 am - 5 pm

Pvt BR/BA. Only $450/mo @ CB shuttle to campus. aprt4rent@yahoo.com 1 to 5BR APTS. 1 BLK FROM USC 803-318-0800 rajaluri@aeliusa.com

Additional options

Noon, 1 business day prior to publication

BARTENDING up to $250/day . No exp training available 800-965-6520 Busy Allergist office seeks bright, hardworking, ethical personnel to work FT/PT for one year. We have both clinical and business positions available. Excellent opportunity for those interested in applying to medical and/or graduate school. We can provide hands on clinical experience. Only those with excellent academic records (3.6 or higher) and references need apply. Email resume with dates available to being work to: palmettoallergya@bellsouth.net

Two-line minimum Lines average 30 characters in length

DEADLINE

E-mail: sholmes@mailbox.sc.edu

Major credit cards accepted

HARBISON LOCATION NOW HIRING:

TUTORS NEEDED: GPA of 3.2 will earn you $10-$12 (or more) per hr! Highest demand for Math, Reading & Science Tutor Connection 957-6060.

Experienced cooks, hostesses & busers. Flexible scheduling and great working environment.

Services

Apply in person M-Wed 2-3:30 252-F Harbison Blvd.

PREGNANT, NEED HELP? FREE pregnancy Test. Call Birthright 765-0165

Typing Services Jenkins Typography. Typing APA MLA layout design, by appt. 17+ years exp. Local: Shandon/USC 256-2245

Volunteer Opportunities Motivated students to assist National Honor Society in registering and acting as local officers 3.0 GPA required. Contact: Director@PhiSigmaTheta.org


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