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LGBT Shoppers’ liquor license investigated FBI raid on Sen. Currie’s home reveals questionable ethics violations leader leaves university BY BRADY HOLT Staff writer

A College Park supermarket is involved in a federal investigation of a Maryland state senator. The Shoppers Food Warehouse on Cherry Hill Road in north College Park became one of the few

grocery stores in the state with a liquor license after state legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Ulysses Currie (D-Prince George’s) let the Lanham-based supermarket chain transfer the license from its store in Takoma Park in 2005 over the strong objection of the College Park City Council.

An FBI raid on Currie’s home and the supermarket’s headquarters last month found correspondence between Currie and a campaign contributor whose company leases space to the College Park Shoppers. Currie served as a Shoppers consultant without disclosing the

potential conflict of interest in accordance with state ethics law. Spokespeople for Shoppers and its parent company Supervalu, and Currie’s lawyer, Dale Kelberman, did not return phone calls seeking comment.

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Subbaraman quits after funds promised too late BY CHRIS YU Staff writer

The associate director of the university’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Equity Office resigned after months of not knowing if the university would find room in its budget to keep her job in place, leaving the LGBT office with only one full-time staff member remaining and its future in question. Shiva Subbaraman decided not to risk unemployment, so in May she accepted a job as the first director of Georgetown University’s LGBT center. Subbaraman’s departure means Luke Jensen, the director of this university’s LGBT office, will have to try to singlehandedly mitigate the harm being done to his

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Bus ridership up amid recordhigh gas prices DOTS attributes numbers to gas costs, boosted services BY HANNAH KIM For The Diamondback

Ridership on university shuttles has increased over the past year as steadily as the soaring gas prices, leaving DOTS officials to wonder whether students are flocking to the buses because of expanded service or the promise of cheaper transit opportunities. The American Public Transportation Association reported that public transit ridership has risen about 3 percent during the first quarter of this year over the same period last year, with Americans taking almost 85 million more rides on public transportation. David Allen, director of the Department of

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New city liaison vows to fight for student housing, recycling BY MICHAEL O’NEILL For The Diamondback


hen it comes to controversial issues on the campus and in the city, student safety and housing are pretty high on the list. But newly elected city council liaison Dan Hartinger says he wants to change that — by making student voices heard. After being elected as the student liaison to the College Park City Council last month, Hartinger, a senior biology major, has already devised a plan to reach out to the student body about city issues, most importantly housing, recycling and safety. “Once he is excited and believes in something, he throws himself into it,”

said Carol Hartinger, his mother. As liaison, Hartinger wants to create more student involvement in the city. He is seeking to make the student community more aware of decisions taking place inside the city council, as many legislative rulings directly affect students. Hartinger has set up a blog ( where students can voice concerns about issues arising in the city. “The position has been really interesting so far; I feel that the other members of the city council have been extremely welcoming and have taken my input seriously,” Hartinger said. “It is, so far, extremely rewarding.”

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Dan Hartinger, a senior biology major will be the new student liaison this year

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DERVEY LOMAX, 1924-2008


College Park’s first black mayor dies BY BRADY HOLT Staff writer


Visitors walk past an exhibit on the Scopes Monkey Trial in the Grand Ballroom of Stamp Student Union Wednesday afternoon. The exhibit was one of many on display as part of campus festivities for National History Day.

Former College Park mayor and council member Dervey Lomax died of cancer this month. He was 84. Lomax became College’s Park first and only black mayor after being elected in 1973. He previously had served as a council member for 14 years. Though he served only a single two-year term as mayor, he stayed active in city politics into this decade. District 2 Councilman Jack Perry, the only current council member who lived in College Park while Lomax was mayor, remembered him as an “allaround good councilman” who was already heavily involved in

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City Council spoke against license SHOPPERS, from Page 1 College Park city officials said the council unanimously voted to oppose the legislation that transferred the license to the College Park store because it was done at the last minute and without their knowledge. “I don’t approve of the political finagling that it took to get the transaction,” then-District 1 Councilman Dave Milligan told The Diamondback in 2006. “That really poisoned the water.” Interviewed more recently,

District 2 Councilman Jack Perry expressed a similar sentiment. “I did not like the way it was done in Annapolis at the 11th

“You don’t have to go very far to get a beer in College Park.” –Jack Perry DISTRICT 2 COUNCILMAN

hour,” he said. “We knew nothing about it until it was done. That’s not right.” Perry added that many members of the community spoke out against the proposed liquor license, which also contributed to the council’s decision to recommend the county liquor board not grant the license to Shoppers. “We are already well served by liquor licenses,” he said. “You don’t have to go very far to get a beer in College Park.” Nonetheless, the county did grant the license to Shoppers,

after a hearing Currie attended, The Washington Post reported. Although College Park has an annual opportunity to state objection to the renewal of any liquor license in the city, it has not done so for Shoppers. “We’ve already done everything we can do. We don’t have any reason at this point to object to its renewal,” Perry said. The liquor board did not return phone calls seeking comment. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

New shuttle route to be added this fall SHUTTLE, from Page 1 Transportation Services, said the nationwide increase in public transportation ridership holds true on the campus as well, with this spring’s shuttle ridership 13.8 percent higher than last spring’s. DOTS is looking to alleviate overcrowdedness on some of the more popular routes by expanding service and adding new routes. During March and April, DOTS spent $187,284 in fuel costs, a 48 percent increase over the same time period last year. But despite the high cost of fuel, Allen said there is no plan to cut back on services. “We budgeted quite highly anticipating this, so we won’t be short of any resources,” he said.

DOTS Assistant Director of Operations David Davitaia said an extra bus will be added this fall to the Campus Connector South route, which saw a 30 percent increase in ridership last school year. A new route called Silver will connect South Campus and North Campus starting this fall. Tentative plans are being made to upgrade the Powder Mill route, adding a third bus to the line and a new stop at the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and U.S. Route 29. However, Davitaia said other factors besides fuel costs may be causing the increase. “We made so many changes within the last six years that it is hard to determine what is affecting ridership. Is it the price of

‘He never stopped campaigning’ LOMAX, from Page 1 city affairs when Perry — the current old-timer on the council — moved to College Park in 1969. “There goes another one,” Perry said. “He’s going to be missed by a good many people in the city.” Lomax’s mayoral victory over a white opponent in a mostly white city was a high point for a man who had been a part of the early civil rights movement. “Ten years ago, this city never would have voted for a black person for mayor,” then-Prince George’s County Executive William Gullett told The Diamondback in 1973. The Diamondback endorsed Lomax as the student-friendly candidate in his 1975 re-elec-

tion campaign. Lomax went on to serve as the chairman of Gullett’s human relations committee for Prince George’s County. His day job was working for the Navy as an instrument coordinator. More recently, Lomax was active in Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, where he worked with College Park District 3 Councilman Mark Cook, who described him as a “personal inspiration.” “He was amazing. He’s been working with election stuff since the ’50s,” Cook said. “Even at the viewing, he had a Sen. Obama lapel pin on. He never stopped campaigning. It’s the sort of man he was.”

fuel? The economy? Or is it because we did a good job ourselves in providing better routes?” Davitaia said. Davitaia said the Powder Mill route increased 22 percent during the course of the school year but wasn’t sure if it was due to gas prices or the increased number of buses on that route. On the other hand, he said he believes the Burtonsville Park and Ride route’s 33-percent ridership hike throughout last year was due to high gas prices, as no buses were added to that route. Riders had mixed opinions about the convenience of using shuttle services. Senior Jason Fung was satisfied with the shuttle service on the Campus Connector South route. “It’s more convenient than

parking here,” Fung said. But university employee and alumna Katelyn Schreyer and undergraduate student Dustin Herbert both said they didn’t like the service on the University Town Center route. “In the summer they only run six times a day, so if you missed the bus, then you have to wait two to four hours to get somewhere,” Schreyer said. They also complained that the buses are too crowded in the morning during the school year. To expand services, Davitaia said, DOTS must submit a proposal to a mandatory review board that includes groups such as the Student Government Association.

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Equity Office hard to find DIRECTOR, from Page 1 department’s student services. “She has made such an outstanding contribution to this office that we have moved ahead exponentially,” Jensen said. “Her departure means that movement will slow down dramatically.” A seven-year veteran at the university, Subbaraman first became the associate director of the LGBT office in 2006, knowing the job was only going to be funded for two years. She said then-provost Bill Destler agreed to make her position permanent if she could prove to be worth the money. But Destler resigned as provost to become president of the Rochester Institute of Technology in July 2007. When Nariman Farvardin filled Destler’s vacancy, there was almost no money left in the budget, meaning he could do nothing to give Subbaraman’s job permanent funding, said Associate Provost for Equity and Diversity Cordell Black. This year, Farvardin ultimately decided to make Subbaraman’s post permanent after he found out in May that the university had enough money, Black explained. But by then, it was already too late. “If the provost gave me a decision in December, I would not have looked for another job,” Subbaraman said. “All I wanted was security for a job I was already doing.” Jensen said Subbaraman made many significant accomplishments while serving as his associate director. Because she is a woman of color, she made minority students feel more comfortable seeking help and support. She has also expanded numerous LGBT pro-

grams and increased participation rates dramatically. Subbaraman said the university’s inability to persuade her to stay on the payroll indicates its lack of commitment to LGBT issues on the campus. She also cited the lack of office space as further proof. “Look at this office. I don’t even have a private office. You tell me one other associate director at this university who does not have a private office,” Subbaraman said. “That tells me that when it comes to LGBT issues, we don’t matter.” Not only is the LGBT Equity Office’s space too small, it is also hard for students to find — it sits in the depths of Cole Field House, Subbaraman said. “It takes a GPS to find our office,” she said. “How is an LGBT student going to find us?” But Black said finding a new place for the LGBT office is not as easy as it sounds. “Space on this campus is one of the most political aspects of life. Everyone is vying for space,” he said. “I feel confident that we are going to find better space. I’m certainly going to push for it.” Subbaraman’s new job as director of the LGBT center in Georgetown is an upgrade from her position as associate director here on campus, with a better salary, more space and more personnel. She said this university made a big mistake in allowing her to slip away. “The irony is [the university] trained me and I’m going to take my training somewhere else,” she said. “If I have stayed, I would have moved this office to another level.”

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SGA, liason to work together LIASON, from Page 1 And District 4 Councilwoman Mary Cook only had praise for Hartinger’s work so far. “I think he is more than capable,” she said. “What we really need is for him to present the student perspective on issues in College Park.” So far, Hartinger’s top priority as liaison is to push for more offcampus student housing, of which there are several new building possibilities slated to appear before the council this year. Hartinger hopes to persuade the council to approve the proposed student housing complexes in the city as an answer to the high demand for student housing. “I will do my best to convince them of the urgency for additional housing and try to speed up an occasionally lengthy process,” Hartinger said. Hartinger also feels passionate about environmental issues. “He always had a love for science, and he hopes to one day be involved in policy that affects conservation and the environment,” Carol Hartinger said.

Recently, College Park bars have been the object of Hartinger’s environmental enthusiasm, as he has made the rounds urging owners to recycle more, an initiative the city council will support, Cook said. Although Hartinger does not receive a vote in the city council, he will get to deliberate and offer his insight to council members during meetings. But Hartinger doesn’t hope to accomplish all these goals alone. Instead, he and Student Government Association President Jonathan Sachs hope to work with the SGA and the city on a variety of issues, especially safety. Together, they want to conduct informational safety programs to teach students about the best ways to remain safe on and off the campus. “We’re going to make sure the student voice is heard on the council,” Sachs said. Before becoming the city liaison, Hartinger sat on the SGA executive board as the national communications coordinator. In what Hartinger considers one of his most effective acts in the SGA, he proposed a contro-

versial bill that would prohibit fifth-year seniors from living in South Campus Commons in order to make additional space for juniors who would otherwise be forced to live off the campus. This step was unpopular among fifthyear seniors. “Even though I took some flak for it, I didn’t give up, and it is this same tenacity that I will bring to the city council,” Hartinger said. As for the future, Hartinger has considered entering politics as an environmental policy consultant or an advisor for a political body. “One of my long-term dreams is to change the world,” Hartinger said. “I want to make the world a better place than it already is. The world is facing many problems right now — environmentally, economically. If I can help to solve some of these major problems, I would be ecstatic.” And Cook said she has only high hopes for Hartinger’s tenure. “I look for him to be a good representative of the students and not be afraid to speak out,” Cook said. “I think he is that type of guy.”


Construction work on schedule in areas around the campus BY ALYSSA ZELEZNIK For The Diamondback

As the summer progresses, so do construction and renovation on many of the buildings on the campus. This summer, significant work will be done in a number of locations, including Byrd Stadium, Tawes Fine Arts Building and others, university officials said.

BYRD STADIUM Byrd Stadium is receiving additions to both sides, as Tyser Tower expands and 64 luxury boxes are added. Workers will continue to work on the project, especially steel work, throughout the summer, but concrete work is already complete, said Carlo Colella, director of the Department of Architecture, Engineering and Construction. The stadium will be in service during the 2008 football season, but the work will not be completed by then. After the season, work will resume on the stadium, and the existing press box will be renovated. The renovated press box and additions are scheduled to be completed by the 2009 football season.


Construction at Byrd Stadium won’t be finished in time for the fall football season, but should be completed in time for the 2009 season. The construction includes expanding Tyser Tower.

TAWES FINE ARTS BUILDING Tawes is involved in two different construction projects, both of which will continue for the entire summer. The first project involves Tawes itself, as the building is being completely renovated, with the exception of Tawes Theater, which will remain as it is now, Colella said. Once Tawes is converted, the English department will finally be able to move there, after spending years in Susquehanna Hall. The new Tawes will include classrooms, administrative offices, graduate student facilities and lounges. The work is on schedule to be completed by May 2009. The construction north of Tawes and Tydings halls will result in the new Knight Hall, the new building for the journalism school. The building’s construction is being funded with a large portion of a $5.4 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to the school. The new building will be three stories and 53,500 square feet, and it will be completed in November 2009.

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Opinion Laura Moore and Devin Ellis

Public-private housing: lessons learned


n 1994, the university’s two graduate student housing complexes (Graduate Gardens and Graduate Hills) were in a sorry state: aging, dilapidated and barely inhabitable. Local news stations reported the slum-like conditions. The facilities needed a massive infusion of cash for renovations and safety improvements, or they needed to be shut down. The problem the university faced was a lack of money to invest. In a fateful decision that would lay the groundwork for much of today’s student housing, administrators transformed the properties into a joint venture with Southern Management Company. The university retained land ownership, but SMC gained control over the complexes, management and rent collection, done free of local property taxes. They invested millions to upgrade the buildings and agreed to pay the university a set amount (30 percent) of ground rent. Thus, public-private housing was born at the university. Today this partnership is the go-to model for new student housing projects, due in part to a lack of state funding, as well as the University System of Maryland’s bond rating, making financial officials reluctant to float the necessary funding bonds. It’s a great idea in theory, but the reality can be grittier. The 35-year, renewable lease signed with SMC allows the university little control over the company as a landlord, and while good faith efforts are made every year by the Division of Student Affairs, rarely is SMC held accountable. Graduate Gardens and Graduate Hills are again run-down, lacking basic safety features, such as fire escapes and sufficient smoke detectors. Mid-lease rent increases and poor response to tenant concerns aggravate the situation. Even though the ground rent revenue stream was promised to enhance the lives of tenants, spending it this way has been a recent phenomenon. Prior to the Division of Student Affairs assuming control of the revenue, the money went into the same pot as everything else and was used mainly to fund other construction around the campus. The main flaw of the university’s public-private partnerships has been twofold: the profit motive of partners is often at odds with the university’s goal to take care of student residents, and initial safeguards to protect tenants often either prove insufficient or are forgotten over time. No one is asking private corporations to stop caring about profits, but we must drive a hard bargain in negotiating these deals to ensure that student concerns are paramount. With East Campus on the horizon, the university is negotiating the biggest public-private partnership in its history and one of the largest recent development deals in the county. Such a partnership would allow the university to assume minimal risk and offer land usage to developers in exchange for bearing the financial burden (and later receiving a return on that investment through rent). It is absolutely imperative the student community remain involved and vigilant in every step of this process. New graduate student housing will be a small part of this development, and despite repeated assurances it will be affordable, the current proposed subsidized rents would be $1,900/month for a two-bedroom unit — stratospheric even by D.C.-area standards. Despite a year and a half of conversations with administrators and developers, it is clear their concept of “affordable” is nowhere near that of the average graduate student. But East Campus is not only about housing and will literally reshape downtown College Park. Unless we stay committed to reviewing every aspect and every decision, we will quickly lose even the vestige of control over the project’s outcome. So, student leaders, stay alert. Remember the lessons of 1994. The people involved at the genesis of the project moved on, and commitments not written down were quickly forgotten. As soon as the advocates are out of the picture, the hard bargains tend to disappear into bureaucracy. Every party to these deals has a different agenda, and if you want your issues to really matter, you have to be willing to put in the hard work to keep them on the table. Laura Moore is the president of the Graduate Student Government and Devin Ellis is the chief of staff of the GSG. They can be reached at and











Shai Goller

“Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.” -René Dubos

My cold shower

The loneliest number I T he mission statement on the university’s Lesbian Gay manent position until May — with her contract set to expire in Bisexual Transgender Equity Office website begins, June — the university essentially pushed a homegrown ad“We provide a wide range of information, education ministrator out the door. The worst part of the ordeal? Subbaraand support services...” With the man wanted to stay. As reported by The resignation of LGBT associate director Diamondback today, if Farvardin had Shiva Subbaraman, though, that statement The university should given Subbaraman a guarantee back in no longer holds true. have made a better effort December that he would ensure the perSubbaraman’s departure from the university due to fear of funding cuts leaves to keep Shiva Subbaraman manence of her position, when the funding first came into question, Subbaraman the LGBT office solely in the hands of diin the LGBT office would still be a Terp today. rector Luke Jensen. Without Subbaraman, Instead, the LGBT office finds itself left Jensen will need to shoulder the burden alone while searching for Subbaraman’s replacement — a sit- in the hands of just a single staff member — Jensen, who now finds himself with the unenviable task of serving the entire uation that could have easily been avoided. After learning Provost Nariman Farvardin would not guar- LGBT community on the campus on his own. The saga of Subbaraman and the void she leaves will seriantee her position permanent status, Subbaraman began a job hunt that eventually led her to Georgetown University and ously hinder the office’s ability to cater to its LGBT students. left this university with a vacancy in an office vital to the And the way the university handled the situation raises seriLGBT community. By not guaranteeing Subbaraman a per- ous questions about its commitment to diversity.

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at issue What is your view on Shoppers’ questionable liquor license dealings?

“ “ “ “ “ “ If I were to get beer or liquor, I would go to Rt. 1. I go to Shoppers for groceries.”

Shawn Wilson Alumni Graphic Design

It doesn’t affect me. Everyone gets it down on Rt. 1 anyway — Town Hall and Lasick’s.”

Kin Hulamm Senior Criminology and criminal justice

If it was shady, then its shady, and it should be shut down.

Melissa Morgan Senior Individual studies

Kristina Yee Junior Biology

Hans Descollines Junior Economics and government and politics

I’m not for [revoking the license]. I’m not 21, but I know a lot of friends who go their and get wine and beer — it’s a lot more convenient than Brittney Grove going to a liquor Sophomore Communications store.”

I bartend. If this was Montgomery County, they don’t play. Prince George’s county needs to enforce the laws — they want college kids to drink, not think.”

I think it should be legally — if it’s not done legally, then they shouldn’t have [the license].”

start almost every day with a cold shower — but it’s not what you think. A nice cold shower wakes me up. Well, it’s either the shower or my daily Starbucks grande-espresso-double-shot-onice-with-energy. Either way, I see the shower as a necessity. So the other day, like most mornings, I stripped down, wrapped a towel around my waist and headed straight for the shower — only to be stopped by an excessively abrupt “And where do you think you’re going?” from my mom. Yes, I’m living at home this summer, and with that comes an automatic awareness of what’s going on in the world. My dad is a journalist and my mom is a CNN news junkie. While my alarm wakes me to the tune of “Beautiful Day” by U2, my parents’ internal alarm wakes them every day before 5 a.m. and instills in them the uncontrollable lust for coverage of the Washington area’s top local news stories. This particular morning, WTOP was advising Montgomery County residents to boil water before using it. It wasn’t all that clear whether this only applied to drinking water, or to showers, as well. Consequently, if I wanted to shower, my mom said, I would have to boil the water first. This inconvenience resulted from a 36-inch water main burst the night before that left some homes and businesses north of the Capital Beltway with little to no water pressure. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission issued the advisory because lower pressure increases the risk of contamination. The reason this hit home was because lately I’ve been feeling that most of our shared problems as Americans are internal. Whether it’s a rise in gas prices, a decision to invade other countries, a flood, a collapsed bridge, a hurricane or a broken water main, it all seems to go down within our country. That’s not to say other countries don’t have local and internal problems or that we have no problems that arise from foreign sources. It’s just that having spent most of my life in Great Britain and Israel, inconveniences always seem to have come from outside. Because of the nature of the European Union, Britain’s laws are largely influenced by neighboring countries. Geographically, it’s also closer to Africa and Asia. But given America’s power, it cannot help but also affect England. American issues are widely discussed. The war in Iraq sparked extensive conversation among my friends about Britain’s responsibility — or lack of it — when it joined America in Iraq. American issues permeate day-to-day life in Britain. The recent Writers Guild of America strike strongly affected television viewership in Britain because many of the top television programs came from Hollywood. In Israel, I felt similar vibes. I was never in complete control of my life. As a kid, my parents stopped me from riding buses and even imposed restrictions on the places I could go for fear of bombings by Islamist militant groups. I had a classmate whose father was killed in an attack on the 18 bus my dad normally rode to work in Jerusalem. I remember when a stone drinking fountain was built in my school’s playground as a memorial for a girl in the grade above me who was killed in a suicide bombing at a popular downtown Jerusalem restaurant. In Israel, everyone knows someone who was killed in a terrorist attack. Most problems that we, as Americans, encounter on a daily basis seem to be of an internal,more personal nature. We don’t spend much time thinking about how our country is affected by other countries because, in truth, our daily lives aren’t greatly affected by other countries. I doubt anyone pulls up at a gas pump to discover that gas costs double what it used to and thinks about the external causes for the increased expense. The automatic reaction rarely goes further than “F---ing gas prices!” At the end of the day, though, what can we do? Maybe to a certain extent, America has its own little ecosystem going, and that’s not such a bad thing. Maybe we need our own unique ways of dealing with our own unique issues. All I know is my shower the other morning was as refreshing as always, and I didn’t boil any water. It was beautiful. Of course, I did feel bad after my dad told me that another one of the county orders was to conserve water.

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Bringing the heat in the Tennessee sun Kanye West mars an otherwise fantastic and eclectic Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Umphrey’s McGee


Bonnaroo tends to bring out the best in most bands. It’s a broad generalization, but it’s true — the festival is famous for breakthrough performances, unique collaborations and career-defining sets. For 2008, things seemed a bit different, however. With Metallica and Kanye West on the bill, it was clear Bonnaroo had shifted far from its jam band roots had dipped into pop music, of all things. But headliners aside, Superfly Productions had assembled one of its best lineups yet, with a vast range of genres, musical legends and even some only-at-Bonnaroo groups. But despite the great overall lineup and standout performances, one artist and one performance shrouded the entire festival: Kanye West. The West drama began when Bonnaroo scheduled him at 8:15 p.m. Saturday on Bonnaroo’s second stage, Which Stage. Because this is his Glow in the Dark tour, West had his set moved to 2:45 a.m. Sunday on the main stage, What Stage — the first performer to ever play late-night on said stage. But apparently that wasn’t enough for West. After announcing delays until 3 a.m., then 3:15 a.m., then 3:30 a.m. — by 4:15 a.m., fans were still waiting for West to take the stage. For perhaps the first time ever, Bonnaroo fans were angry. Boos erupted sporadically, as did chants of “Kanye sucks!” and “Asshole.” Finally, at 4:30 a.m., after all other performances at the festival had stopped, West finally took the stage, to a depleted crowd and a rising sun. He didn’t glow in the dark, he didn’t acknowledge the crowd, and he didn’t even give a good performance. Instead, West talked to his spaceship as he stormed around, rapping in a spacesuit while a band hidden below backed him up. It was West’s version of musical theater — an unfortunate mash-up of Spinal Tap and The Simpsons’ imagined Planet of the Apes musical. Fans who stuck around got an hour of West’s show as the sun rose, no encore, no explanation, nothing impressive. West’s performance will go down as Bonnaroo’s biggest blunder, but it doesn’t eclipse the dozens of fantastic performances throughout the four-day weekend. West’s ego may be bigger than the sum of all other Bonnaroo per-


Jack White, right led The Raconteurs through a smoldering afternoon set at Bonnaroo on Friday. formers, but his antics shouldn’t be. Because we can’t be everywhere, Diversions picked eight of our favorite sets to break down. But trust us; this is only scratching the surface of the Bonnaroo experience.

Vampire Weekend It may be June, but the buzz on Vampire Weekend still hasn’t dried up. And its headlining set at This Tent on Thursday night solidified the band’s potential, assuming it learns to grow a bit. The band’s pseudo-Afro-pop and punk was a delight to the packed tent full of hipsters and hippies alike, all trying to ride the good vibes emanating from the stage. The band

seemed a bit nervous to be playing to a primarily jam happy crowd as singer/guitarist Ezra Koenig joked, “We’re like a jam band — we just play shorter songs.” And both the songs and the set were brief — VW finished 10 or so minutes early, but the band put on a good show, though it was not much different from its February headlining tour. The band ran through the album, scoring raucous applause and sing-a-longs during “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” and “Oxford Comma.” The band could loosen up a bit more often, and when it did at one point during a new song, the results were headed to an interesting place until Koenig cut things short by stepping up to the mic. It would have been nice to see the band attempt a cover or two — it was Bonnaroo, after all — but, hey, there’s always next year. — R.G.

It’s remarkable to think how you could go to Bonnaroo this year and not see a single jam band during the four days, yet still have a packed schedule. In fact, it wasn’t until 2006 that Bonnaroo really started to branch out, so it’s fitting to see a few bands from the early years still bringing the Tennessee heat. Progressive jam rockers Umphrey’s McGee made its fifth Bonnaroo appearance this year, with an early Friday afternoon slot on the Which Stage. The band ripped through one of its proggiest, darkest and most aggressive sets, perhaps in anticipation of Metallica’s looming performance that night. After the band segued from the trance-based “Wappy Sprayberry” into newer song “The Floor,” things turned dark as the clouds overhead foreshadowed the night’s eventual rainfall. Once the three-part, 10-minute instrumental “Wizard Burial Ground” hit, it was clear the band was set to shred and it wasn’t going to stop anytime soon. Guitarist Jake Cinninger’s soaring leads continued with a set-closing sequence that featured “Bridgeless,” “Miss Tinkle’s Overture” and an experimental “Higgins” with Jeff Coffin (Béla Fleck and the Flecktones) sitting in on saxophone. Later, UM played a shorter, much more relaxed set to a few hundred fans (and two members of the Disco Biscuits) at the smaller Sonic Stage. Coupled together, the band proved jam still has a place in Manchester. — R.G.

The Raconteurs Let it be known — The Raconteurs are rock ‘n’ roll stars in every good sense of the word. Sporting an Elvis Presley haircut (or was it more Ronnie Spector?), Jack White commanded the stage from the opening notes of “Consoler Of The Lonely” through the hushed close of the fabulous murder ballad, “Carolina Drama.” No mere one-man show, The Raconteurs is most definitely a sum of its individual parts, borrowing pages from the main acts of all its contributors. Brendan Benson, though not quite a guitar virtuoso in the league of White, traded tasteful licks with his counter-

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My Morning Jacket and Levon Helm highlight 2008’s Bonnaroo B’ROO, from Page 7 part throughout the show. As witnessed in the rousing leadin jam to “Blue Veins” or in the extended “Broken Boy Soldier,” The Raconteurs have only grown tighter in the last two years, begging the question of whether The White Stripes will in fact continue to be White’s top priority. — Z.H.

My Morning Jacket Bonnaroo was set to be My Morning Jacket’s release party for its fifth album, Evil Urges, but leave it to Jim James & Co. to take a party and make a spectacle. Already one of the true “Bonnaroo bands” — MMJ has played the festival five times — MMJ’s late-night set at Which Stage cemented the band as the Bonnaroo band with a careerdefining four-hour performance. Not only did the band dust off most of Evil Urges and all the venerable MMJ classics, but the band also brought the covers with unexpected readings of Bobby Womack’s “Across 110th Street” (complete with horns!) and Velvet Underground’s “Oh! Sweet Nuthin’.” As the rain poured down — almost constantly during the

set — the band ripped through a series of classics to close the first set, including a hornbacked “Dancefloors” that had the crowd jumping and “One Big Holiday,” featuring Metallica’s Kirk Hammett on guitar. By the time MMJ closed with a cover of Motley Crue’s “Home Sweet Home,” you couldn’t wipe the smiles off the thousands who stuck around to brave the rain and the 4 a.m. end time — this was a show for the ages. — R.G.

Cat Power Putting her past troubles behind her, Chan Marshall was all smiles with her current incarnation of the endlessly soulful Cat Power. A bit sleepy in the afternoon heat, Cat Power’s Saturday afternoon set chugged along, pulling heavily from her most recent covers album, Jukebox. Guitarist Judah Bauer (Blues Explosion) proved to be a valuable addition to Marshall’s touring band, counterbalancing some of the organ/piano-heavy compositions. A few surprises, namely a cover of Smokey Robinson’s “The Tracks of My Tears” and an appearance by Spooner Oldham, made Cat Power’s performance a worthwhile

venture for those who dared to skip B.B. King’s conflicting set. — Z.H.

Levon Helm and the Ramble on the Road Giving My Morning Jacket a run for Bonnaroo 2008’s mustsee show, Levon Helm emerged from this year’s festival as the most appreciative performer with the most appreciative audience. The reverence on and off the stage was not merely out of dutiful respect for the man’s past accomplishments — emboldened by his solo album, Dirt Farmer, Helm is as relevant and captivating a performer as ever. Backed by Larry Campbell (Phil Lesh and Friends), a smoking horn section and occasional harp from aging bluesman Little Sammy Davis, Helm alternated between mandolin and drums, delivering a perfect mix of solo material and classic cuts from his days with The Band. There are not a whole lot of Bonnaroo moments capable of competing with Helm’s show-stopping performance of “The Weight,” a song as well-worn as the performer behind it. — Z.H.

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Despite a solid three-hour set, Phil Lesh & Friends were forced to cut its show short due to Kanye West.

If any one living musician could be considered the forefather of Bonnaroo, he might as well be Phil Lesh. As a performer, the bassist has headlined the festival three times. His return to the festival was set to be another marquee performance: Saturday at Which Stage from 12:15 a.m. to 4:15 a.m. The show started a bit late, perhaps bowing to Pearl Jam, which was still finishing up on the main stage. Lesh and his current band — featuring folk rock guitarist Jackie Greene, lead guitarist Larry Campbell, drummer John Molo and keyboardist Steve Molitz — took the stage to a depleted crowd, but it didn’t seem to affect them. Greene ripped through the “One More Saturday Night” opener with a Bob Weir-like vocal delivery. Things really started to pick up once it was clear the band wouldn’t be taking a set break during “Fire on the Moun-


Jim James of My Morning Jacket rips a solo during the band’s rain-soaked four-hour set at Bonnaroo. tain.” A set-closing “Sugaree” stole the show with Greene belting out the vocals with a passion and intensity not seen since Jerry Garcia sang the song. But then the set ended abruptly at 3 a.m. when Lesh came out to announce that, due to schedule changes and Kanye West’s big show on the main stage, the encore would be the band’s last song. The crowd jeered and Lesh looked more than irked. As someone who helped build Bonnaroo’s foundation, he deserved better. — R.G.

ing of Tom Waits’ “Trampled Rose” chilled to the bone, while the band’s rocking setcloser, the Everly Brothers song “Gone, Gone, Gone” kept things grooving along. Though the set felt a little truncated at 90 minutes and some of the

intimacy spoiled by noise pollution from other stages, the crowd-pleasing renditions of “Black Dog” and “The Battle of Evermore” washed over the festival grounds, announcing Plant’s presence as finite across any generation. — Z.H.

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss featuring T-Bone Burnett With the Sunday sun low in the sky, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss brought their Raising Sand revue to a welcoming Bonnaroo crowd. The band’s psychedelicAppalachian sound could not have found a better home than echoing through the Tennessee hills from which it came. Backed by Sand mastermind T-Bone Burnett, the once unlikely, now wholly natural Plant-Krauss duet plowed through a mesmerizing set of covers, narrowing the gap between Sun Records and Led Zeppelin. Krauss’ gothic country read-


Levon Helm was all smiles during his Saturday evening set. He even told the crowd he’s going to do everything he can to be back next year.


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The Terrapins anticipate guard Greivis Vasquez will recover from his off-season ankle surgery in plenty of time for the beginning of the 2008-09 season.


Vasquez undergoes ankle surgery Terrapins guard Greivis Vasquez underwent left ankle surgery Tuesday to remove a bone spur and articular cartilage, according to a report from the Athletics Department. The report says the surgery was successful and Vasquez will be evaluated next Monday. He is expected to make a full recovery and be back to normal off-season training in two months.

Berger falls short The illustrious career of Terps track star Dominic Berger came to an end last week at the 2008 NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships. Competing in the 100-meter

hurdles, Berger placed fourth in his heat, with a time of 13.97 seconds. The top three finishers in each heat, plus the next four best times, advanced to the semifinals. Berger was 0.18 seconds away from advancing. His time was 19th best out of the 26-athlete field. South Carolina junior Jason Richardson won the title.

4.0 GPA as an undergraduate studying kinesiology. She was one of 15 female athletes selected from around the country to be honored for their academic accomplishments. Kittelberger was the valedictorian of her high school class at Webster Schroeder High School in New York.

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Lynetta Kizer, who will be a freshman for the Terrapins women’s basketball team next season, was selected to play for the U.S. Under-18 Women’s Basketball National Team. After three days of trials in Colorado, the USA Basketball

Incoming Terp to represent USA Gretchen Kittelberger, a graduate student on the Terps gymnastics team, was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic AllAmerica team last week. Kittelberger accomplished a

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Women’s Collegiate Committee selected the 12 best ballplayers under age 18. Kizer was excited to be one of them. “It’s an honor. I can’t stop smiling,” Kizer said in a press release. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to go out there and to follow in the footsteps of all those [great] players that came before us and to represent the USA.” Kizer, a 6-foot-4 center from Potomac High School, is expected to fill a large void on the Terps’ front line after the departures of Laura Harper, Crystal Langhorne and Jade Perry. – Compiled from staff reports

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Crystal … I know how much it meant to both of them, and they really appreciated it and really savored that moment to see their family, friends and fans come out to support them. It just shows what tremendous fans we have.” Langhorne, the Terps’ alltime leading scorer, came into the game averaging slightly more than nine minutes per game, three points per game, and less than three rebounds per game. Against Harper and the Monarchs, though, she logged 26 minutes and posted her first WNBA double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. While Langhorne showed her prowess in the paint as a scorer, Harper showed her ability as a defender. She scored six points and pulled down four rebounds. But Harper’s biggest play was a blocked shot in the paint that sent the ball into the first row and drew a chorus of cheers from the Terps fans who were out in full force. She also came away with the most important statistic — a win for her Monarchs. “I wish I could do this more than just once a year,” Harper said about coming back home to play. Harper and Langhorne battled each other head-tohead throughout the game.

In man-to-man defense, Langhorne’s assignment was Harper. At one point, both players ended up battling for the ball, resulting in a jump ball, which Harper controlled. “I knew people were probably taking a lot of pictures at that one,” Langhorne said. “I know Harp can jump a lot higher than I can, so I figured that she was probably going to get the jump.” “We rooted for both of them,” senior forward Marissa Coleman, one of the Terps in attendance, said. “If they were guarding each other, we were cheering for Lang to score on Harper and for Harper to stop her. We were here to support them.” After the game Frese, Langhorne and Harper held a “chalk talk” session with fans and the former Terps also signed autographs. Once their duel at Verizon was over, Harper, Langhorne and the rest of the Terps went out for dinner together — just as they did so often in the past. “It was a very special moment and one that we will all remember for the rest of our lives,” Frese said. “It’s a special memory and a special opportunity to watch Crystal and Laura living out their lifelong dream.”

Show helps Terps recruit FOOTBALL, from Page 10 it can’t continue,” Ullman said. “In one year it became such an integral part of recruiting and what fans expect from the program. I really think it’s going to have legs.” Hollenbach said his only regret is that they waited until the year after he left to start producing the show. And Atkinson, who worked in

video production for the Athletics Department during Hollenbach’s time with the Terps, said Hollenbach would have made the perfect subject because of his genuine displays of emotion. “He had some tough times, but he always would stand up,” Atkinson said. “He was always talking. He’s a great kid.”


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A friendly rivalry Former Terps forwards do battle in WNBA BY BRIAN KAPUR Staff writer

It felt like old times at Comcast Center. Coach Brenda Frese was courtside while Crystal Langhorne and Laura Harper were playing on the court. But unlike the past four years, this game was at Verizon Center, and Frese was not coaching. Instead, she was watching her former stars duel each other on separate teams June 11 as part of their first game against one another in the WNBA. Last April, Langhorne was drafted sixth by the Washington Mystics, while Harper was selected 10th by the Sacramento Monarchs. In their first professional game as competitors, Harper’s Monarchs prevailed, 79-76. “I have battled with her for eight years so it’s nothing new,” Harper said. “I am glad she played really well, and I am glad we won.” “It was weird because we had been playing together so long,” Langhorne said. “I don’t talk to her as much, and I can’t say stuff to her [on the court] because we are opponents.” Verizon Center could have easily been mistaken for Comcast, as the battle between the Mystics and the Monarchs brought many Terp fans into the building. The Mystics’ marketing crew even asked Terps trivia for its arena contests. “It just continues to reinforce why we have the best fans in the country out there,” Frese said. “For them to come out on a weeknight to support Laura and

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Terrapins rise to the big screen Football series will be shown on Comcast throughout summer BY ERIC DETWEILER Senior staff writer

Former Terrapin quarterback Sam Hollenbach usually prefers the Speed Channel series Pinks when he’s going to relax and watch some reality television. But the Washington Redskin made an exception June 12, showing up at Silver Spring’s AFI Silver Theatre for the red-carpet premier of the second season of Terrapins Rising, a reality series focusing on the Terp football team. The 10-episode season began Tuesday on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and continues each Tuesday through Aug. 19 at 9:30 p.m. preceded by a re-air of the previous episode. “It’s fun because I can appreciate it,” Hollenbach said. “I know what they’re going through. I’ll see certain things on the show and know how the guys are feeling.” The show, which tracks the team from winter workout sessions in February through spring practice, doesn’t just appeal to former Terps. It has quickly become a

valuable selling tool for the football program. Terrapins Rising was awarded the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators’ gold award for 2007. Coach Ralph Friedgen said airing the show in the summer is a perfect lead-up to the actual season in the fall. “The timing is very good because a lot of kids are making up their mind where they’re going to visit and even where they’re going to go to school,” Friedgen said. “Even though we’re not making a recruiting pitch, we’re still in view of [potential recruits].” The program was originally conceived by Senior Associate Athletics Director Brian Ullman as a four-year series to track the careers of a single Terps recruiting class. But its popularity could change that. Executive Producer Jess Atkinson, a former Terp and Redskin kicker, said subsequent seasons are necessary to try to tell all the great stories on the team and track the changes in players from year to year. “I don’t see any reason why

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Crystal Langhorne and Laura Harper were teammates for four years with the Terps, but now play on opposite sides of the country for the WNBA’s Washington and Sacramento franchises respectively.

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