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I n t he back yard of her family’s Forest Acres home, 8-year-old Bablee bolts from sw i ng set to sl ide i n her glittery sandals and pink shirt, favoring a prosthetic leg that spans from her thigh to her toe. But she doesn’t let it stop her from petting her dogs, running to the mailbox and jumping with her 5-year-old sister Sara. Bablee, wh ich mea ns bubbly, is a common Indian nickname. It’s what Bablee said her mother called her before they were in a train wreck that killed her mother and caused her leg to be amputated. Her A mer ica n na me is Rachel Crawford and her adopted parents aren’t sure exactly how hold she is. When and where she was born is a mystery too. But Rachel’s life in America seems perfectly normal. She’s a first-grader at Jewish Day School who likes to dress up and her glittery sandals give away her personality. “She wants to be a Disney pr i nce s s,” her dad M a rk Crawford said with a chuckle. And she’ll be getting a new bicycle soon, courtesy of a group of USC students. She’s never ridden a bicycle before.

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Bablee Crawford has a prosthetic left leg after she was injured in a train wreck in India.

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Bablee was about 3 years old when her mother was killed in a Mumbai train wreck. It almost killed her, too. Her A mer ic a n pa rent s have asked her about t he train wreck, but she doesn’t remember the details, and records in India don’t give away much either. “She was in the hospital for a while with very bad leg injuries,” Mark Crawford said. “They weren’t sure what was going to happen to her.” Doctors in India attempted to fix her medical problems, but she was incredibly bowlegged in her right leg, leaving her unable to walk on it. Her left leg was broken also. She recovered and landed in a “very nice orphanage” in India where a group of nuns took good care of Bablee, her mom Pam Crawford said.

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The Crawfords

Book shelves line t he Crawfords’ one-story brick home in Forest Acres. Two dogs roam the house freely, and toys litter the ground. Pam Crawford is a forensic psychiatrist for t he state. Mark Crawford stays at home and takes care of the family. The couple had two children biologically, 13-year-old Abby a nd 15-year-old Ben a nd decided a few years ago they wanted more. “It was my wife,” Mark Crawford said with a laugh. “She pushed this through, but I support it too.” So the couple adopted Sara, now a 5-year-old, and about t wo years ago, the couple decided they wanted more. They got in touch with an adoption agency, saw a picture of Bablee online and Pam Crawford read a short biography. She knew Bablee had to be theirs. A l l t he paper work a nd bureaucracy was expedited qu ick ly. The fam ily sent Bablee a scrapbook of her f ut u re home a nd f ut u re family. “ T h at ’s me ,” s he s a id excitedly as she carried the book around their house one recent afternoon. “And that’s my grandparents. And that’s my home.” Getting her to their home was a challenge because, the Crawfords said, Indian of f icia ls of ten don’t l i ke A merican families to take children out of their home c u lt u res. But for specia l circumstances like Bablee’s, it sometimes works. It did for the Crawfords and Ben and Mark Crawford went to the orphanage in India to take Bablee home. “The nuns weren’t too sure about two men taking her,” Mark Crawford said. “But it worked out and they let us.”

Bablee in America

The first order of business for the family was making sure Bablee was medically OK. They also wanted to figure out her age. The Shriners’ Hospital in Greenville took on her case, giving her free medical treatment. She saw a bevy of doctors and was fitted with a new p r o s t he t ic le g. D o c t o r s Bike ● 2

Sanford to pay steep fine for state ethics violations

Student station holds fundraiser for equipment, concert shows

The W USC-FM radio station hosted a “Moolah for Music ” spring fundraiser on Greene Street Thursday, entertaining passing students with lively music, food and activities such as a dunk tank and hula-hooping contest. The fundraiser also promoted the studentrun radio station’s “Spring Break Mix Tape,” in which, until March 25, the station’s deejays will fill their two-hour time slots with a mix of music to describe their spring breaks, according to a press release. “Our deejays will show off their unique tastes and have some f un,” said W USC Station Manager Marcy Bozek. “Our audience will hopefully learn something, enjoy the programming and donate to support WUSC so we can continue to offer this original programming.”

But when she turned 18, she’d be out on the streets w it hout a ny help. T he Crawfords couldn’t allow that.

WUSC-FM deejays promote “Spring Break Mix Tape” and raise money Thursday on Greene Street. The station aimed to raise $4,000. W USC must earn $13,000 per year to run the station, relying totally on listener donations. The goal of the “Moolah for Music” fundraiser was to earn $4,000 for buying backup equipment like CD players and hosting more concerts in Columbia, said Bozek, a fourth-year accounting student. “Our shows with Nite Jewel and the Choir Quit this semester were very successful, and we would like to do more like them,” Bozek said. “Without listener donations, WUSC can’t operate at the high standard that we’ve set for WUSC ● 2

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Gov. Mark Sanford has a g r e e d t o p a y $74,0 0 0 in fines to resolve dozens of charges that he violated state ethics laws with his campaig n spending and travel, including a taxpayerf unded rendezvous wit h his Argentine mistress, the State Ethics Commission said Thursday. The commission brought the 37 civil charges against the Republican last year. S a n f ord , w ho i s t e r mlimited and will leave office in January, still could face

criminal charges. Scr ut i ny of Sa nford’s t r avel st a r ted over t he summer, when the thenmarried governor vanished for five days after telling some staff he was going hiking on the Appalachian Trail. He was actually in Argentina, and he returned to tearf ully confess a yearlong affair with a woman he later told The Associated Press was his soul mate. Sanford was considered a potential 2012 presidential candidate unt il t he bombshells about t he affair, which also cost him his marriage. Ensuing AP investigations questioned his use of state, commercial and private airplanes and bruised h i s i m a g e a s a p e n nySanford ● 2


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PAGE 2 WUSC ● Continued from 1 ourselves.” Isaac Sarton, a third-year film studies student and music director of WUSC , said that the station’s appeal comes from its standard of never playing “Top 40” hits or music played on other radio stations. Also a deejay for the station, Sarton said WUSC has received a great deal of positive response from listeners recently because the station has been focusing on playing music from local artists, as well as music from rising artists that are on the edge before they hit popularity. Sarton said the station is different from the Sanford ● Continued from 1 pinching politician who once required staff to use both sides of Post-it notes. After those investigations, the ethics panel charged him with improperly buying firstand business-class airline tickets; violating a state law requiring lowest-cost travel; i mproperly u si ng st ateowned aircraft for travel to political and personal events, including a stop at a discount

self-advertised “alternative” 99.3 radio station, since 99.3 plays Top 40 hits in addition to alternative selections. According to a news release, listeners can donate money to help the radio station fund community events and buy equipment by calling the station at (803) 576-9872, or through a new secure online system at www. wusc.sc.edu. The station said that donors who give $20 or more will receive tax-deductible premium items such as T-shirts, pens or hats. Comments on this story? E-mail sagcknew@mailbox.sc.edu

hair salon; and improperly reimbursing himself with campaign cash. The governor’s signature on the consent agreement means he does not admit to v iolat ing state et h ics laws but does not dispute the accusations either. It’s a departure from statements h is law yer s m ade when the charges were brought, dow nplay ing t hem as “technical questions” about

his conduct. A month later, lawmakers s a id t h e y b e l ie v e d t h e accusat ions were not serious enough to warrant impeachment and instead censured him, a reprimand that had no practical effect. Sanford’s divorce from Jenny Sanford became fi nal Thursday afternoon. She recently completed a book tour promoting her memoir about their relationship.

Bike ● Continued from 1 determined she was about 8, and she was given an October birthday. Officials in India thought she was much older. “They told us she was mentally retarded because she was being tested as if she was two years older,” Pam Crawford said. “But we’ve figured out she’s at least of average intelligence if not more.” Bablee then had to make an adjustment to American life. It was a drastic scene change from an orphanage full of nuns to a house full of dogs and siblings, but it’s been something she’s seemed to enjoy, her family said. She’s very headstrong with a vivacious personality. She seems to like school, and the other children treat her well. “She tells us she’d like to go back to India and visit, but she wants to live here,” Mark Crawford said. “Until she gets mad, and then she tells us she’s going back to India for good. But that only lasts a little while and she’s over it. That’s just her being a child.” Her parents have noticed a few signs of her previous life. She’s still possessive over things she owns, showing a survival instinct she likely learned in the orphanage. She’ll wear a dress three days straight and even a hair band is precious to her. The only material Bablee wastes is paper. She likes to draw and doesn’t see the need to be resourceful, her parents say. They’ve also noticed differences in their other children. “They seem to appreciate diversity more now,” Pam Crawford said. “There’s nothing taboo in our family.”

USC and the bike

Bablee’s parents wanted her to have a bicycle, they just didn’t know exactly how it could work. “I just went on USC’s Web site and looked for a professor who could do it and I saw Dr. Rocheleau worked in robotics,” Pam Crawford said. “So I just cold called him.” David Rocheleau, a Vermont native who teaches mechanical engineering at USC, knew he could make it happen, but wasn’t sure when. Engineering students select an assignment from the workplace for their final year and they’re responsible for seeing the real-world project from start to finish. Students in the program had picked their projects about a week before Crawford’s call in January, but later circumstances left a group needing a project and decided to take on the bicycle. “This is the kind of project that makes an impact,” Rocheleau said. “It’s something that tugs on your heartstrings.” In the basement of 300 Main St., a laboratory holds the bike in progress. It’s a combination of special pieces and two actual bicycles. One was

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donated by a student and the other was donated by Rocheleau’s daughter. Building the bicycle will be a challenge. Bablee’s conditions make it necessary for the bike to have a motor on the front wheel, a different clutch design, a lower bar for her to crawl over and special handlebars. The two pedals must work independently of each other as well, because her legs have different constraints. “We’ve figured out how we’re going to do a lot of it and we’ve made a fair amount of progress,” said Rex Garrison, a fourth-year mechanical engineering student. Garrison is one of four students working on the project. It’s been a rewarding experience to take on a task that’ll have a direct impact in someone’s life, he said. “She’s never ridden a bike before and it’s something that most people take for granted,” Garrison said. “We can build something for her that fits her needs. It adds another incentive to do a good job.” The bike w ill be ready near t he end of the summer, barring any unforeseen characteristics. The Crawfords know teaching Bablee how to ride a bike won’t be their only job. Sara, who they call a “tomboy,” will get one too. “There’s not a moment in our house that’s not exciting,” Pam Crawford said. “And we wouldn’t have it any other way.”

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Sanfords granted divorce on grounds of adultery CHARLESTON — After the governor’s mysterious disappearance, his tearful, public admission of an affair and a revealing memoir by his wife, the 20-year marriage of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and his wife Jenny is over. Charleston County Family Court Judge Jocelyn Cate issued a fi nal order Thursday that made Sanford the first sitting South Carolina governor to get a divorce. The governor disappeared for five days last summer and then returned to admit at a tearful news conference that he had an affair with an Argentine woman. Jenny Sanford appeared before the judge last month, seeking an accelerated decision based on the grounds of adultery. In South Carolina, couples have to be separated for a year to be granted a no-fault divorce. “We worked very diligently to put the marriage back together. ... Ultimately, we were unsuccessful,” she told the judge.

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Tête à Tête Negotiating peace in the Middle East crucial to protecting US interests as well as Obama administration’s strong image

America needs to leave Israel, Palestine to their own battle; angering Israelis threatens US troops’ safety

Since the U.N. mandated the partition of Palestine in November 1947 and Israel’s declaration of independence in May of the next year, Israel has been the largest recipient of foreign aid from the United States and indisputably the U.S.’s closest ally in the Middle East. Relations between the United States and Israel have been a constant source of controversy since its inception during the Truman administration and have continued to be this way into the Obama administration, which promised significant changes in policy. There has been recent tension between the Obama administration and Israeli Prime Drew Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu , over Israeli Robinson advancement of residential construction in East First-year Jerusalem — Jerusalem being the most disputed pre-law student area between Palestinians and Israelis in the entire region. The U.S. has called for a cease of construction in the area so that it can be properly analyzed to ensure the contentment of both sides. Israel has heard the request, but has not changed its stance on the issue. Simply put, Israel needs the U.S. more than the U.S. needs Israel and thus the U.S. should continue the pressure it is putting on the nation. Israel, although not currently waging any officially declared wars, is constantly in a position of uncertainty. Located in the center of the Middle East, surrounded by Arab states that have a lot of animosity toward the nation, Israel needs superpowers like the U.S. Israel’s main tactical advantage is the support of the strongest and most influential nation in the world, shortly followed by the determination of its people to maintain their safety. Israel needs the U.S. and should adhere to its requests, especially when the request is a rational mediation attempt. The Obama camp ran on the promise of change. One significant foreign policy promise was to equalize the support of various nations in the Middle East to ease tension toward the U.S. and enhance its standing in the area. This is the perfect situation in which the president can safely keep his promise and improve the opinion Arab countries and their citizens hold of the U.S. As the situation develops, the Israelis continue to back off, proving their dependency upon the U.S. This is undoubtedly the time for the current administration to assess and reconsider their country’s position in the area, a place where “America” rarely holds a positive connotation. It would be rash and irresponsible to sever or hurt relations with Israel too severely, considering the tactical advantage the country holds to the U.S. But continuing to pressure Israel to reconsider the construction will show that America does care about all inhabitants of the area, not just those who claim Israeli citizenship. It is important that the U.S. keeps the alliance it possesses with Israel, but also attempts to safely distance itself so that talks with actors such as the Palestinian national leadership will be more productive. With a president who has promised change, now is as good a time as ever to implement that idea in foreign policy. Hopefully, this situation opens opportunities that will enable peace in the area.

Well, here we go again. The Obama administration really messed up this time and hopefully ties with Israel can be reset, because right now there is no means of security between the U.S. and Israel, which endangers our troops fighting overseas. Last week, the Obama administration pushed Israel to halt its plans to build 1,600 new houses in t he Israeli-annexed East Jer usalem . A f ter Obama’s “tough talk ” with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , provoking him to throw away this proposal, Netanyahu decided to reaffirm this action when Biden came to visit. Now, Marilynn Netanyahu has not returned phone calls to Joyner Second-year the White House and is proceeding with his English and actions. dance student Since there hasn’t been an Israeli-Palestinian negotiation for more than a year, now we have lost IsraeliAmerican relations as well. This issue is going to bring up previous controversy between Israelis and Palestinians, but it will also affect our soldiers and their safety. Netanyahu took in Obama’s toughness and decided to retaliate. Not only has this led Israelis to become bitter with America’s excessive persuasion to freeze any construction, but they are also questioning the motives of the Obama administration and how it will affect their interests with the land being used for troops fighting overseas. Yes, it is ridiculous the Palestinians are obsessed with building in Israel because it will only stir the pot. The Obama administration is just trying to prevent Israel from making a stupid decision, but the administration can’t keep pushing them because the problem is only escalating. The Obama adm i n ist rat ion has to stop f ight i ng Netanyahu because it is only making things worse. Obama needs to reset his relations with Israel and let the prime minister make a mistake. We need to step back and not lose our own power over this fight. All this time Obama has been pushing peace talks between Israel and Palestine, but it is not America’s business. Palestine eventually dropped out of the peace talks, ultimately slapping America in the face for even trying to make things peaceful between the two enemies. Yes, our troops are over in the Middle East and we don’t want them harmed or brought into the middle of this conflict, but it is none of our business what other countries want to do. We are already involved in Iraq and Afghanistan, we can barely control those two countries right now. Israel will either drop its plan or continue it only to fi nd failure, and that is their business to fi x — not Obama’s. It is time for us to focus on America and how we can grow stronger within our own country; not over other nations. We are one of the most powerful nations, and right now harm is not in our way. It will be if Obama continues these “tough talks” with other countries that are too afraid to lay a hand on us, yet will ignore phone calls from the White House.

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Groups’ role in cuts needs to be valued Last Thursday, Dennis Pruitt , vice president for student affairs, sent an e-mail to student organizations indicating that upcoming cuts in state funding will affect the Division of Student Affairs and Department of Academic Support. Two likely possibilities were continued travel restrictions and a hiring freeze for non-crucial positions. The e-mail goes on to state: “We will be asking every employee — individually and as a part of their departments — to be thinking about how we can preserve the student learning experience through more collaboration, more efficiencies and the elimination of duplicate activities.” he D a i l y G a me c o c k Don’t rule out is Tt hank f ul, as should all student organizations, that fundraising. The t he Un iversit y is let t i ng us decide how best to save University is kind money instead of blindly taking a red marker to our enough to support us budget. It is sat isf y ing t hat t he in fat times. Un iver sit y bel ieve s t hat student organizations are both responsible enough to understand that sacrifices must be made and that we have the greatest understanding of where we can trim expenditures. Organizations, we urge you to take this opportunity to personally increase your efficiency seriously, lest the University is forced to step in. Of course, cutting travel is one of the most effective ways to save money. Many other budget holes can be filled just with common sense and a clear head about what is necessary and what is not. Also, don’t rule out fundraising. The University is kind enough to support us in fat times — we can help support ourselves in the lean times. Just look at WUSC, which virtually supports itself. Buckle down and get fiscally conservative. Sure, start thinking like Sanford, but, remember, you don’t have any money for fl ights to Argentina.

Wise spending habits counterbalance limited funds Thrifty shopping, haggling, saving can be strategies for making do Of all of the ideas people have about college students, one has stuck and in most cases it is true: College students have no money and have to live off of Ramen noodles and beanieweenies. While the Taco Bell in Russell House plainly shows that we’re not going hungry, for most of us, money — or the lack of it — is often on our minds. We all are aware of the fact that the college lifestyle isn’t intended to multiply our monetary wealth, but there are many ways we can use what income we do have smartly and effectively, be it from our parents or part-time jobs. One thing I have noticed with all of the richest people I know is they usually live pretty far below their means. Once when I was helping my dad do some architectural photography for a local multi-millionaire, I noticed he drove a Toyota Camry, even though he could afford a Maserati. There is no denying that our generation likes to have what it wants exactly when it wants it, which proves difficult for some people our age who don’t have the cash to buy the

latest electronic wiz-bang from Apple or that new purse from Coach. When we do have the needed green, the temptation to buy it is impossibly irresistible. Especially in these tough economic times, it’s more responsible to wait for the retailer to have a sale. I’ve never seen my grandparents buy a big-ticket item unless it was on sale or there was a coupon or rebate to be had, and that’s partly why they never have a problem taking big trips. If waiting for a sale means that the item will be out of season when we buy it, so be it. Along with trying to only buy during sales, try your best to haggle with retailers. To most Americans this sounds odd and even rude, but in most other parts of the world it’s actually rude not to haggle. The prices that most of us pay are far above minimum profit margins that companies set and if you’re diplomatic about it, most stores will come down a little for you, especially on very expensive items. Never pay full price unless you have to. The other rule of buying products is that you should try your best to only have to buy an item once. This usually means spending your dough on a higher quality and, therefore, more expensive item. Burberry and Polo aren’t more expensive solely because of their name: They use higher quality materials and

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have higher caliber production processes so their products last for much longer than something from Walmart. For those of us not dipping into a bottomless trust fund, this seems somewhat counterproductive, but you’ll thank yourself when you realize you’ve haven’t bought a new raincoat in five years and you don’t need to. Spend more once and save later. Now, obviously, there is a very simple way to save money, and that’s not to spend your hard-earned greenbacks at all. The majority of Jeremy things we buy are wants, not needs. I’ve wanted Aaron to replace my cracked iPod Touch for a few First-year visual months now, but it still works as well as it did communications student when I originally bought it so I’m waiting until it totally breaks. Money is not something that most of us have a lot of right now, but that’s the reason we’re all here getting our degrees. Learning to use money smartly now is something that will prove invaluable down the road. Making the most of every paycheck is a timeless skill, so, if you learn how to do it now, you need not worry when you have an actual salary, no matter its size or where it comes from.

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Spring’s six trendiest runway styles Floral prints and rhinestone headbands among hottest accessories this season Amber Rose

THE DAILY GAMECOCK

trendsetters and is better saved for a night out than for a morning class. This look is large and colorful. Paired with a leather motorcycle jacket and short dress, it could create the perfect mix of girly and edgy. This style can be worn wrapped around the head with a large bow or a smaller bow pinned to a messy high bun.

What is the perfect complement to a great look? The answer: your hair, of course. The following styles were projected on the runway for Spring 2010 and are the perfect accessory to a new spring wardrobe. These ideas can transition from a daily look to a night out, perfect for any college girl.

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A long messy side braid is one look prominently featured in edgy new designer Alexander Wang’s collection. This is the definition of an effortlessly chic look. It’s an easy style to create with a deep side part, long braid hung over one shoulder with bangs left undone, using some styling gel for texture and a few flyaway hairs left untouched on purpose.

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Pigtails aren’t just for little girls anymore after being featured on runways of designers such as Prada. These are low pigtails however, best worn on long hair and not pinned up above your ears like the days of elementary school. This style is best utilized with a deep side part, loose bangs, and a little bit of mess to it. This is another great example of a sweet look gone edgy and can be paired with strong makeup for a real statement.

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Florals are huge this spring especially paired with an tougher look as seen on several runways. This trend transcends into hairstyles with flowers being pinned into a messy updo like in the much-hyped Chanel show or placed above the ear with a set of messy curls. A piecey updo with many strands hanging down and loose bangs as well as some structure with a flower or cluster of flowers placed on top is the perfect way to embrace the lightness of spring. This idea is versatile and can be paired with either a lighter feminine look or with a more militaristic style for some contrast.

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Sparkly, rhinestone encrusted headbands are chic again thanks to Blair Waldorf of “Gossip Girl.” This piece can add an instant dressy and chic element to any outfit, whether a plain white tee and skinny jeans or with a dress on nights out. Perfect examples of this piece can be found at retailers from Urban Outfitters to Express.

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The big bow headband was a big trend this year with designers ranging from Marc Jacobs to Louis Vuitton working the look in their collections. This style is for the fearless

High buns were a key feature on the runway for 2010, featured by top-range designers like Lanvin. This is the absolute perfect style for that early morning rush to class. It is created by just piling your hair in a high ponytail, twisting the tail and then tying with an elastic. A few flyways plus a spritz of some hairspray are the final touches. This look works even better with unwashed hair for those 8 a.m. mornings, because it is supposed to be a messy chic look and the hair is likely to stay put better with hair’s natural oils.

Spring is all about the new, so why not try a new style for a change? The styles listed above all have the common element of a little mess, so most could easily work for a daily look with very little time commitment.

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Columbia among Bramblett’s tour spots Musical veteran uses romantic, melancholy flavor in latest album release Colin Campbell STAFF WRITER

Over the course of his lifetime, Randall Bramblet t has worked w it h ma ny of the most famous acts to hit the scene, including The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic, Steve Winwood, Gov’t Mule, Robbie Robertson and many more. After a 40-year wild ride of a career playing back-up for some of these most successful musicians in the business, the multitalented and prolific Bramblett is slowing things down and refocusing with his newest album, “The Meantime.” In a statement released along with the CD, he described an epiphany he had while sitting at a piano in a recording studio: “I was playing slow and unconscious melodies that rang clear and drew me into a kind of dream. I didn’t k now how much I was craving quiet and space until that night.” Bramblett’s mellow feelings are reflected in the music — almost every song is an adagietto piano ballad that comes off as elevator music accented with his rough, scratchy vocals. His lyrics focus in large part on topics of sadness — “In the grand scheme of things/ Maybe we’re only tears in the rain” — which work along with the slow tempo piano to give the CD a romantic and melancholy flavor. A s t hough to add to t h is mood, Bramblett utilized a minimalist approach, accompanied for the majority of the album

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After 40 years in the music business, Randall Bramblett makes a stop in Columbia at The White Mule tonight at 7 p.m. wit h only t wo ot her instr uments: t he upright bass (played by Chris Enghauser) and softly brushed drums and percussion (played by Gerry Hansen). This is a sharp turn from his other seven releases, focused on guitars, big bands and rock & roll.

In fact, on “The Meantime,” Bramblett placed significant emphasis on the idea of space: allowing notes to ring, abundant rests in the melodies and shimmering c y mb a l s a nd vo c a l s t o dom i n at e a s a smoot h top layer on t he cake of his

lullaby-like music. W hen working on “The Meantime,” he came to an agreement with New West Records, whom he had been working with, that the album did not fit their label, so he established his own record label, Blue Ceiling Records . By self-producing the album, he has enjoyed the ability to do with the music exactly what he wants, which has also allowed him to focus on a stripped-down trio band sound without all t he dist ract ions of lot s of g u itars and excessive harmonies, like what he experienced with the Allman Brothers. He said the new album features both “newer unreleased compositions that I hadn’t fit onto other releases,” as well as older material. He said this includes some of his earliest songs like “Sacred H a r mony,” “ W it ne s s for L ove” a nd “One More Rose.” However, one would never realize this just by listening to the music. The tracks f low seamlessly into one another and the sweet, yet sad mood remains constant throughout. On tour now, Bramblett is bringing the show to Columbia and will play an early show at t he The W hite Mule tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 and would be worth it. The show will differ from your run-of-the-mill rock show in that the connection with the audience will lie in his emphasized musical spacing rather than crazy on-stage antics. However, if you want to experience a musical veteran putting on an emotional, musically tight p er for m a nce , g o s ee Br a mblet t a nd company tonight. Comments on this story? E-mail sagcketc@sc.edu


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Tax credits can put the rock back in Detroit Rock City Music fans excited at prospect of restoring Motown Brian McCollum MCT Campus

DETROIT — It makes for an enchanting vision: the revival of Detroit as a music-making capital, teeming with studios, session players, producers and smash hits. W it h M ich ig a n’s newly revea led record i ng t a x incentives, music lovers can only be intrigued by the prospect of restoring real enterprise (and dollars) to Detroit’s legacy as one of the world’s great music cities. A mid thriving film production here, prompted by related ta x credits, t here’s plent y of precedent for Michigan as a music hub. Indeed, from the historical point of view, a tax incentive for music is far more fitting than one for fi lm. But when it comes to spurring big investment from a transformed, shrinking music industry — that’s where the daydream gets a cold shot of reality. Detroit’s glory days are a familiar point of pride: The local music industr y was brought to unprecedented heights by Motown Records and its R&B brethren in the 1960s, before Berry Gordy Jr. uprooted the company for Los Angeles. The momentum quietly chugged along well into the 1990s, at places like United Sound, Vanguard Studios and 54 Sound, where heaps of hits were produced for such stars as Whitney Houston and George Clinton. Even today, the mixing boards remain busy at the resident studios of Eminem, Kid Rock and Insane Clown Posse. But it’s Motown that remains the benchmark and for decades, Detroit music entrepreneurs have fantasized about recreating Hitsville, USA. “The talent is still here,” goes the familiar mantra, the frustrated refrain of wannabe Gordys itching to revive the good old days. Alas, that’s an unlikely feat even in the best of cases. Cultural and economic shifts have left a global music industry dramatically different from the one in which Motown and its peers thrived. The U.S. music industry has become both compacted and thinned out: What’s left of the big-time biz, the one that can regularly spend $50,000-plus on a recording project, is now consolidated in New York, L.A. and Nashville, Tenn., where broad support systems are in place for artists and producers. Elsewhere, do-it-yourself technology has eased the process for independent acts and labels. Note, too, that the Detroit musical heyday of yore was accompanied by a thriving live music scene. The magic of Motown didn’t happen in a vacuum — it was drawn from the city’s sizzling club and bar circuit, the moneyed middle class that kept it hopping, and the masterful players whose talent was cultivated first in a top-rate

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Detroit’s history and reputation in the recording business make it the biggest music-making capital in the country. school music program, then on Detroit’s late-night stages. Detroit music had an intrinsic energy that was only channeled by Gordy and company, not invented by them. You can still fi nd fi rst-class musicians working in metro Detroit every night, but the scene is now splintered across genres and locales. Detroit still has musical prestige in abundance. The region’s history and reputation remains a potent calling card. It’s not hard to imagine artists now more motivated to pin a little Detroit cachet to their projects. It could start with a trickle from neighboring states

— artists who have calculated that they can spend more money and time on a project by coming here. That groundswell could steadily morph into interest from elsewhere, as a newly burgeoning Detroit scene gets a dependable name. That doesn’t mean Detroit will witness Motown Part 2, or even become a Midwest sort of Nashville, a town that has enjoyed its own music-biz renaissance. But it could mean we’ll eventually get another little taste of life as a bustling music mecca — and a reminder of the meaningful legacy we too often overlook.

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Inside the Box ◆ By Marlowe Leverette / The Daily Gamecock

Calendar of Events What: French Literature Conference What: Shag Fundraiser for Haiti When: 9 a.m. When: 8 p.m. Where: Harper College, Gressette Where: RH, Room 202

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What: Korean Christian Fellowship Bible Study When: 9 a.m. Where: Russell House, Room 203 What: International Bible Study When: 1 p.m. Where: RH, Room 205 What: Alpha Lambda Delta Honor

Society Meeting When: 3 p.m. Where: RH Theater

What: The State’s Gina Smith Guest Lecture When: 4 p.m. Where: RH, Room 322/326 What: Poetry Reading When: 7 p.m. Where: Rutledge Chapel

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The Scene TODAY “GOOD INTENTIONS” 3, 6 and 9 p.m. $7 Nickelodeon theatre, 937 main st. AN EVENING WITH RANDALL BRAMBLETT 6 p.m. doors, $10 advance / $12 day of The White Mule, 1530 Main St.

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LARGA VIDA, PURA VIDA 8 p.m., $6.50 Nickelodeon Theatre, 937 Main St.

SPORTS SCHEDULE Men’s Tennis

Nebraska 2 p.m. Today Columbia, S.C. (Maxcy Gregg) Baseball

Tennessee 7 p.m. Today Columbia, S.C. Track

Shamrock Invitational All Day Today Conway, S.C.

DAVID BAZAN, HEADLIGHTS 9 p.m. doors, $12 advance / $14 day of New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St.

TOMORROW 5TH ANNUAL BALLET STARS OF NEW YORK 7:30 p.m., $25 for public / $8 for students Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St. “THE DEBT” 8 p.m., $7 Nickelodeon Theatre, 937 Main St. AMELIA’S MECHANICS W/ JIM AVETT & GEORGE FETNER 8 p.m., $6 in advance / $8 day of show The White Mule, 1530 Main St.

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Gamecocks to take on Vols USC looks to keep momentum rolling in conference play Chris Bilko

STAFF WRITER

Rolling along w it h a seven game win streak, South Carolina ba seba l l look s to c a r r y t h is momentum into SEC play in the conference opener this weekend against the Tennessee Volunteers. The SEC will be one of the stronger conferences this year, as usual. Therefore, the No. 16 Gamecocks (13-4) margin of error must reduce considerably against the likes of Tennessee (10-7). “There are so many good teams in our league that if you are not solid, things are magnified,” said USC coach Ray Tanner. The team has found a way to be successful in pre-conference play, even with injuries and suspensions looming over their heads, putting the batting lineup in flux for about Richard Pearce / THE DAILY GAMECOCK a month now. With these injuries, the team has resorted to a small Second baseman Adrian Morales catches a fly ball in South ball oriented approach instead of Carolina’s 8-3 victory over Davidson on Wednesday night. ripping home runs. “Had we won one of those two “Merrifield was great at Furman has been Whit Merrifield. The big series, I probably would have junior has started ever y game playing third base,” Tanner said. felt pretty good about where we for Carolina and provides the “We’ve had g uys all over t he are,” Tanner said. “That being needed spark at the top of the place. We’ve responded, but it’s said, I don’t think I can complain. order. Merrifield has also been going to get tougher.” A lot of the guys have played hard In Wednesday’s game against a dynamo in the field, playing a and I have played guys all over the variety of positions for Tanner Davidson it was the pitching staff place.” that shined. Six hurlers combined and the Gamecocks. One constant for the lineup

to acc u mu late 15 st r i keout s against the Wildcats. This surge from the bullpen is just what the doctor ordered heading into SEC play. “Our pitching has been good,” Tanner said. “We’ll find out here in the next ten weekends how good they are. The SEC has some good hitters in the league. But it seems like we’ve given up less runs than in years past.” Tanner also said centerfielder J a c k i e B r a d l e y J r. , w h o i s recovering from a cut between the thumb and pointer finger of his left hand, could be listed as probable this weekend. The addition of Bradley might add the power spark that the Gamecocks h ave b een lack i ng t h is yea r compared to years past. “We’re battling every game,” sa id second basema n Ad r ia n Mor a le s . “ We’re not t a k i ng anyone lightly. This weekend we are ready to go.” Regardless of who t hey are playing, the regulars are eager to b eg i n play i ng some SEC opponents. “ I t h i n k Te n n e s s e e h a s Morgado , a prett y good left y com ing in here Friday,” said ju nior second baseman Scot t Wingo. “So yeah, we are ready. We are ready for Tennessee.”

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Freshman dives into NCAAs Flach makes strides in first season at USC Justin Warlick

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Coming into the NCAA’s men championship the weekend of March 26-27, one South Carolina swimmer has the chance to bring an individual award back to the universit y. Freshman Michael F l ac h e a r ned h i s s p ot a f t er earning an ALL-SEC freshman spot and the bronze medal at the SEC championships in the 500m freestyle. He also earned a spot in the 200m by qualifying for the event earlier in the year. Flach has put together a dream season that many freshman wish they could have coming into a SEC school to swim and earned SEC freshman of the week four

times during the season. has got some confidence, he saw Flach is not the fi rst swimmer that he can compete and beat t o q u a l i f y f o r t he n at io n a l some of the guys going to be out competition in the Gamecock there.” The key to Flach’s success this prog ra m, but he is t he f i rst f resh ma n to do so i n school season is the competitive drive h istor y and is on t he way to that made him want to improve as possibly earning freshman All- the season progressed. “It’s an attitude I American honors. Flach is only had coming into the one of few freshmen that have season, I felt like I qualified for the event. While not had a lot to prove,” heavily recruited coming out of Flach said. high school, Flach was pursued Even though he is relentlessly by Coach Moody and performing at a high his staff and ended up committing level, there is more to South Carolina. Michael that could be tapped The pressure could be there Flach i n t he upcom i ng for him as a freshman competing against some of the nation’s best years. Moody believes the shock value swimmers. “Had it been three months ago of being a college athlete who is I would have said yes (there will excelling at a high level will not be pressure), but now swimming be factor when the competition at SEC’s, he is not going to see begins. “I t h i n k he a lso ha s some any faster competition,” said head coach McGee Moody. “He also confidence in that he saw and that

CAROLINA GOLF No. 11 USC heads to Georgia invitational Justin Wilson

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The Gamecocks will be looking for a strong outing from their top performer last weekend, junior Paul Woodbury, who fired a 69 (-2) in Sunday’s fi nal round, then went on to win a 4-hole playoff to take overall fi rst place away from Florida State’s Seath Lauer in the individual category. They will also be looking for big contributions f rom u ndercla ssmen such a s sophomore Wesley Br yan and freshman Clint Tolleson. Bryan barely missed his fourth straight top-10 finish last weekend while Tolleson fi nished 16th, recording his third straight top-20 finish and fourth thus far this season. Carolina is just one of nine SEC teams competing in this weekend’s invitational. They are the highest-ranked team in the field that includes Alabama, LSU, Florida and Tennessee, all ranked in the top 30 nationally. Other ranked schools competing include 23rd-ranked North Florida and 26th-ranked Virginia.

Coming off a strong performance in the final round of last week’s Seminole Intercollegiate, Carolina’s men’s golf team looks to further its argument that they are among the nation’s elite teams when they travel to Forest Heights Golf Club in Statesboro, Ga., to compete in the Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational. The Gamecocks have a stellar track record at this event, notching nine top-five fi nishes including a firstplace finish last season, and will be looking for similar results this weekend. Carolina, ranked 11th in the nation , finished in second place i n l a s t we e k e nd’s S e m i nole Intercollegiate as it finished 14-over as a team. They will be looking for the momentum to roll over from a strong final round on Sunday that left them just one shot short Comments on this story? of tournament host, Florida State. E-mail sagckspt@mailbox.sc.edu

he can compete and beat a lot of the guys out there,” Moody said. “Names that he saw the on the Internet and looked at in awe, he took them to the bank this year.” The inexperience of being a freshman has helped Flach along this season, going way beyond what the coaches expected of him. They realized he had the potential to be a great swimmer, but they didn’t realize they would see it begin to show this early, describing Flach as a freshman that races like a senior. Moody and his staff have a plan to prepare Flach for the Olympic trials coming up. So who knows, Sout h Ca rol i n a’s s w i m m i ng program could add a possible Olympian to its history. Comments on this story? E-mail sagckspt@mailbox.sc.edu

Huskers come to USC Tennis prepares to take on Nebraska, looks to improve record on home court Rodney Gray

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The USC men’s tennis team will be hoping for a change when they take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers Friday at Maxcy Gregg Park in Columbia. The team will be looking to bounce back and get back on the winning track after dropping their last four games to SEC foes. Coming into Friday’s match with a record of 5-2 against non-conference opponents and a 0-4 record against SEC foes, the Gamecocks hope to feast off of some home court advantage. The Gamecocks are 5-2 in their home matches and have yet to win a road tennis match this season. The Gamecocks will need to feed off this current two-game home stand because they will be back on the road with four straight games in a row, one at rival Clemson, and three against SEC foes. The 25th ranked Cornhuskers boast a road-tested team. The Cornhuskers have played nine away games this season and have gone 8-1 in those games. Nebraska will be looking to rebound from a tough loss to the Hokies and will be looking to get back to their winning ways against the Gamecocks. Comments on this story? E-mail sagckspt@mailbox.sc.edu

USC baseball can win SEC Team strengths, league schedule favor Carolina A ny time you wager a bet on Sout h Ca rol i n a w i n n i ng t he S out he a s t er n C on f ere nc e i n anything, you’re asking for trouble. But the USC baseball team (134) has a chance to do just that this season. Yes, the Gamecocks have won four Eastern Division titles under coach Ray Tanner, but they haven’t accomplished the feat since 2003. Pitching woes and unt imely hitting have plagued Carolina on various occasions since that season, but the Gamecocks have a chance to get back into title form this time around. Is the pitching still a question mark? Absolutely. Despite the presence of a t r ue closer for yet another season, Carolina has ba r none a deeper bullpen t han in previous seasons. Is t he hit t ing Chris w he r e it ne e d s t o Cox be? Probably not. As Fourth-year print journalism of Tuesday, USC’s student opposit ion had h it two more home runs (16) than USC had (14). That’s not a real trademark of Carolina baseball, but its probably in USC’s best interest. When Carolina lost games with its gorilla ball style of play, the team often relied on the homer too much and as a result couldn’t play small ball and would frequently lose one or two-run games. Will that be the case this season? No one knows. But even when you put aside the type of team Carolina fields this season and focus strictly on the schedule, the outcome of a ch a mpion sh ip sea son is st i l l promising. Take the leagues scheduling, for instance. No one would argue that Louisiana State University, l a s t s e a s o n’s C ol le g e World Series champion , has easily the most talent in the league and is once again the favorite to win the conference. E ach of USC ’s t h ree m a i n competitors for the Eastern crown (Florida, Vanderbilt and Kentucky) all play LSU, wh ile Carol i na doesn’t. Florida doesn’t play Auburn, whom USC doe s . K ent uck y doesn’t play Mississippi State, whom USC does . Vandy doesn’t play Ole Miss, whom USC does. Hypothetically, say that LSU takes the series two games to one with each of those teams while Carolina takes two of three from each of their teams from the Western Division. T h at i n it s e l f w o u ld g i v e Carolina a one game advantage in the standings. Will t hat happen ever y weekend? Probably not. But the schedule can’t be ignored. I f t h a t d o e s n ’t c o n v i n c e someone, look at Carolina’s first three opponents in conference play. One would argue that if a team begins conference play on a hot streak, it gives the team not only an early cushion in the standings but momentum for the remainder of the schedule. That couldn’t ring truer for t he G a me co c k s. USC ’s f i r s t three opponents in conference play ( Ten nessee, Aubu r n a nd Mississippi State) had a combined record of 29-18 through Tuesday. C o m p a r e t h at t o F l o r id a , Kentucky and Vanderbilt, whose f i r st t h ree opponent s have combined records of 37-12, 39-9 and 39-7, respectively. So when it all is taken into ac c ou nt , US C l i k el y h a s it s greatest chance to win the division in recent memory. W i n t he d iv ision, ga i n a national seed, play at home in the tournament and make it to Omaha. It’s easier said than done, no doubt about it. But Carolina should be the favorite in the division, make no bones about it.


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E-mail: sholmes@mailbox.sc.edu • Office hours: M-F 8:30 am - 5 pm • Russell House, Rm. 343

Announcements Lifeguard Training & CPR re-certification classes offered at Harbison. For more info contact D. Cartee @ 781-2281

Apartments THE GATES @ WILLIAMS BRICE 2BR 2BA pool pkg avail April 1st $1200/mo. 843-377-3486 1 to 5BR APTS. 1 BLOCK FROM USC 803-318-0800 rajaluri@aeliusa.com PRE-LEASE FOR SUMMER/FALL Reserve 2BR for $750 Market rate 905. Reserve it today! All utilities incld. Open M-F 9-5 Call Glenn 799-1442

Housing-Rent 2BR 1.5BA Townhouse W. Cola 5 min to downtown $850. 261-9085. 4BR 2B House avail Aug 1st. $1395 fenced yard Old Shandon 318-0729 ROOMS -4-RENT Lg Spacious Walk to USC $300/mo. Call 463-5129 PLACE ON THE GREENE CONDO 2002 Greene St convenient to Starbucks & Gourmet Shop and groceries 2BR 2BA. Renovated with great paint colors, new fans and fixtures. All appliances plus washer and dryer and cute balcony with view of Shandon. Assigned parking. & keyed secure entry. Available Aug 1st $950/mo includes water. Call Mike @ 413-2516. CONDO FOR RENT 2BR 2BA min from USC located on River. All appl furn. $800.Avail now! Call Matt 730-3980

Housing-Sale In-town Jewel $224,700 Easy walking to 5PTS & USC completely renovated home in Olde Shandon with wrap around porch. Call Renee Culler with Russell & Jeffcoat at 206-6349 or visit her website reneeculler.com for info.

Laurens St. Duplex - 2 story 3BR 1BA x2. Off st pkg $275k. Call 238-6916

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Busy Allergist Office seeks, bright, hardworking, ethical students to work FT for one year. Preferred start date is May 17th. We have both clinical and business positions available. Excellent opportunity for those interested in apply to medial and/or graduate school. We can provide hands on clinical experience. Only those with excellent academic records and references need apply. Email with dates available to begin work to palmettoallergya@bellsouth.net

STUDENT PHILANTHROPY INTERN USC’s Office of Annual Giving is seeking a dedicated student , who is an enthusiastic leader, to assist with the university’s first-ever student philanthropy campaign. The person hired for this position is responsible for leading a student team that will help advance the University. This paid on-campus position requires a one-year commitment. 20/hrs/wk; including summer months. Must be an undergrad with Soph. or Junior status. For more information or to apply, please contact the office of Annual Giving at 777-2592 or sfarwick@sc.edu

Landscape company looking for lawn maintenance foreman flex sched. No weekend work 20-40/hrs/wk.Valid drivers lic. Start at $10/hr. Call 955-3998.

Children’s Boutique looking for an, enthusiastic and energetic, person to work PT 12-20/hrs/wk. Evenings until 7pm & occ. wknds required. Prefer a retail or merchandising major. Please call Melissa at 803.413-7861 for more info. Sodexho @ THE NATIONAL ADVOCACY CENTER is now accepting applications for a PT front desk clerk. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in a hotel atmosphere. Qualified applicant must be able to work a flex sched, including weekends, and must be planing on being in Columbia for the summer. $7.75/h. Apply in person M-F 9am-4pm (Bring a copy of your spring ‘10 class schedule and attach it to your application.) The National Advocacy Center 1620 Pendleton St. EEO/a Drug Free Workplace BARTENDING up to $250/day . No exp nec, training prov’d 800-965-6520 X 253.

Help Wanted Child Care IRMO DAY CARE PT positions available working with 2 y.o 2-6:pm. & 3 y.o 3-6:30m M-F Daycare exp required. Call 781-5439.

Help Wanted Summer Camps PLAY SPORTS! HAVE FUN! SAVE $$ Maine Camp needs fun loving counselors for all land, adventure & water sports. Great summer! Call 888-844-8080, apply: campcedar.com

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

Help Wanted Restaurants Al's Upstairs interview for line cooks, evening hours great pay. Contact Chef Mike 920-9407

Help Wanted Restaurants HARBOR IN SEAFOOD -Now hiring servers/cashiers for day and night. Will work with your schedule. Please apply within 7375 Two Notch Rd 462-3498 HARPER’S Restaurant is looking for friendly, hardworking and team work minded hostesses, servers, and cooks. Good availability is a must. Apply in person Tuesday-Thursday 2-4PM.

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