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Obama tries to draw more support from Democrats WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama embraced a handful of Republican health care ideas Tuesday to lure Democratic votes as he prepared to spell out his final package for a sharply divided House and Senate. Obama said he might include four GOP-sponsored ideas in his plan, even though virtually no one in Congress or the White House thinks it will procure a single Republican vote. The move is aimed instead at wavering Democrats, especially in the House. Some of them might find it easier to vote for the health care package if they can tell constituents it had bipartisan elements that Republicans should have supported. In remarks at the White House on Wednesday, the president will describe the final elements of his proposal and then ask Congress to enact it, aides said. He is expected to leave no doubt that, barring an unexpected change in Republican tactics, he wants Congress to pass the legislation using budget reconciliation rules, which prohibit Senate filibusters. Clinton brings phones, promises to Chile SANTIAGO, Chile— U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made a small dent in Chile’s growing needs following a massive earthquake, handing over 25 satellite phones Tuesday while promising more in the country’s capital. “We stand ready to help in any way that the government of Chile asks us to. We want to help Chile who has done so much to help others,” Clinton said during a brief visit to Chile that took her nowhere near areas with heavy damage. She spent most of her time at an undamaged area of the airport. Clinton toured an area of the airport where tea, flour and other supplies were being loaded into boxes for shipment to parts of the country where supplies are short. Meeting with the country’s president-elect, Clinton said she is sure Chile is handling the disaster well. She said there has been no discussion of sending U.S. troops to help distribute aid or keep order, as was done in Haiti following the far more deadly earthquake there in January. — The Associated Press
Construction began Monday on the new Student Health Center at the corner of Volunteer Boulevard and Pat Head Summitt Street, the former site of The Rock. The construction includes closures of the Staff 23 lot and two fraternity lots, F10 and F11. It will partially affect F9, off of Fraternity Park Dr., but this lot will be reopened after the building’s completion. Brian Browning, senior associate vice chancellor for finance and administration, believes inconveniences to parking and traffic will be minor. “For the most part, there will not be any road closures,”
Browning said. “In the event that there are, they will let us know well in advance, and they will only be a few days at the most. It won’t be anything like the renovation of Neyland Stadium as far as road closures.” Effective immediately, employees who normally park in the closed lot may use other Staff 23 spaces or Staff 28 spaces located on Andy Holt Avenue. New signs will be installed to allow Staff 23 permits in these spaces. Some street spots will be closed as well, possibly making it difficult to find parking on fraternity row. The 109,242 square-foot health center will be built near the old site of The Rock, which was moved across the street last July for the new facility.
Browning said the building should be finished in less than 18 months. The center’s staff will then “quickly” move its services to the new building. Jim Boyle, administrator of Student Health Services, said the administration “is very excited” about the new facility for several reasons. “We don’t have the space in this building to provide the services that we have the ability to provide,” Boyle said. A major benefit of the new building’s space will be the ability to better secure student privacy. “We are just kind of toe-to-toe in here,” Boyle said. “We are really looking forward to being able to enhance student confidentiality.” The projected cost of the build-
ing itself is around $13 million, but that could easily change. “It’s hard to tell exactly right now how much it will cost,” Boyle said. “Of course, there will be many other costs when we actually begin to move into the new building.” Other upgrades will take place with the move, including new treatment divisions and significant electronic improvements. “We are hoping to eventually go with electronic record systems,” Boyle said. “Students will also be able to schedule appointments electronically to the health center.” The Student Health Center offers many services to students, and all clinicians are provided under the portion of the Programs and Services Fee designated from each semester’s tuition.
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After UT officials moved The Rock across the street this past summer, the new Student Health Center had a new home, simply awaiting for construction crews to break ground. Construction, however, will impact several staff and student parking lots. UT faculty and staff who currently use these spaces will soon relocate. UT officials said there will be minimal road closers that will effect daily UT traffic.
Tennis squads split road matches
Vols, Lady Vols wrap up SEC Championships at Arkansas Terrence Boone Staff Writer
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Caitlin Whoriskey returns the ball in a match earlier this season. The Lady Vols dropped their match against Notre Dame on Sunday 5-2 in South Bend.
Kevin Huebschman Staff Writer Both UT tennis teams closed out their nonconference schedules over the weekend, though the two finished on different notes. Men In its final match before conference play, the No. 2 men’s team traveled to No. 20 Wake Forest, where they defeated
the Demon Deacons 4-3. Davey Sandgren and JohnPatrick Smith from the No. 1 position and Boris Conkic and Rhyne Williams from No. 2 won the doubles points to aid the Vols (11-1). Their control slipped quickly, though, as Wake Forest (62) opened singles play, defeating Conkic at the No. 2 spot, Williams at No. 3 and Tennys Sandgren at No. 4 in straight sets.
It was a familiar start for the team, senior Matt Brewer said. “We won the doubles point in both matches,” Brewer said. “But the difference between Wake Forest and Virginia was, Virginia, we went out and competed poorly, didn’t play well … But, Wake Forest, we were able to regain our composure and fight through that a little bit.” See TENNIS on Page 6
This past weekend, the men’s and women’s track teams took to the oval for the SEC Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., and came away with some impressive performances. The Lady Vols received standout performances from seniors Phoebe Wright and Jackie Areson, while the men were paced by senior Evander Wells in the sprints. With a fourth place finish on the women’s side and some personal bests by the men despite their 10th place finish, UT director of track and field J.J. Clark noted the adjustments the team needed to make going forward. “We put some key performances down at this meet, but it just wasn’t enough,” he said. “We’re going to have to get help all around the board. You need all cylinders firing to win in this conference, and that’s what I expect to have. We’ll just have to go back to the drawing board and figure out how to come out on top of this thing again.” Wright won the 800 meters in come-from-behind fashion, passing teammate Chanelle Price with 300 meters left in the race,
with a time of 2:01.47, good enough for the No. 1 time in the nation this season. Wright’s time trails surpassed only that of former Lady Vol Nicole Cook, who posted a collegiate indoor record of 2:00.75. Nevertheless, Clark was pleased with Wright’s performance. “Phoebe came here, answered the bell and ran a PR (personal record) at a big meet,” he said. “She had the fastest time coming in, so it was no surprise that she ran fast. It’s still gratifying to see her do that. It also was a PR for Chanelle and is one of the fastest times in SEC history and number two in the country behind Phoebe this year.” Areson was the champion at 5,000 meters, pacing herself behind Rebecca Love of Florida and kicking it in at the end to win in a school-record time of 15:53.54, third best in the nation. Areson said she wanted to save her energy and run a smart race tactically. “I felt really good during the race, and I wanted to stay patient. I tried to run as conservatively as possible, because I still had the DMR (distance medley relay) coming up,” she said. See TRACK on Page 6
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• 3:54 p.m. — Officer took report of a theft at the Aquatic Center. The victim placed his iPhone and wallet in locker 374 around 11 a.m. but failed to secure the locker. When he returned at 12 p.m., the items were missing. The bank and credit cards in the wallet were canceled and the phone disconnected.
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• 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. — Based on the book “Religious Literacy:What Every American Needs to Know and Doesn’t” by Stephen Prothero, this event features a short film based on the book and a discussion following the film.The Department of Religious Studies hosts the discussion, which will cover myths about the world’s top religions, in the Hodges Library Auditorium. The discussion is part of SGA’s Diversity Week celebration.
• 7:33 p.m. — Officer spoke with a student in Andy Holt Apartments regarding a theft that occurred earlier in the day in the HPER building. The man reported that while playing racketball, between 3:15 pm. and 4:45 p.m., someone removed his wallet and keys from a storage con-
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• 9:40 a.m. — Pat Brant of ExxonMobil speaks on “Polymer Separation Film for Lithium Batteries: Past, Present and Future” in Room M311 of Walters Life Sciences Building. This STAIR interdisciplinary lecture is free and open to the public. • 2 p.m. — The Women’s Leadership Programs, sponsored by the Student Orientation and Leadership Development Office, present a four-part series titled “Women at Work” in the Baker Center Room 204-205.The first topic presentation is titled “Through the Labyrinth — beyond the glass ceiling.” Presenters include Margaret Sallee and Nissa DahlinBrown. • 3:40 p.m. — Joseph Bozell speaks on “Methodology for Production of Biobased Chemicals and Fuels from Renewable Carbon” in Buehler Hall Room 415.This chemistry seminar is free and open to the public.
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Snow returned to Rocky Top Tuesday morning for a brief stint, however, the wintery weather graced The Hill for a short time. As spring rolls in, wintery weather will become less likely as the weekend will see temperatures near the 60’s.
tainer near court three. The man played his match at court three and reported placing the items near court one after observing no one in the area. • 9:02 p.m. — Officer took report of a vandalism in the HPER gym. The complainant indicated a large glass panel was knocked out of a door earlier in the evening. Upon further investigation, the glass pane was found on the floor near the door, but it was completely intact. When asked about the events leading to the vandalism, the complainant reported a basketball game that took place earlier ended with one player extremely angry regarding the game’s outcome.
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Iran detains acclaimed filmmaker The Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran — An internationally acclaimed Iranian filmmaker who backed the country’s opposition has been detained, the Tehran prosecutor said Tuesday. Jafar Panahi was taken into custody late Monday from his Tehran home, along with another person who was in his company, Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi said. The prosecutor said the detention was not political and that the filmmaker was suspected of committing some unspecified “offenses,” according to the official IRNA news agency. The prosecutor did not elaborate but said the case was under investi-
Bridges may have advantage at Oscars The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Play a country singer, win an Oscar. Country-crooning actors have a good track record at the Academy Awards, and Jeff Bridges seems poised to join the winning crowd for “Crazy Heart.” With previous wins at the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Bridges is the best-actor front-runner for “Crazy Heart,” in which he plays boozy singer Bad Blake, a guy who’s showing the years and the mileage but still puts a lot of soul in his music. Six past performers playing country singers have been nominated for Oscars, and three have won: Sissy Spacek for best actress as Loretta Lynn in 1980’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter;” “Crazy Heart” co-star Robert Duvall for best actor as fictional singer Mac Sledge in 1983’s “Tender Mercies;” and Reese Witherspoon for best actress as June Carter in 2005’s “Walk the Line.” “Walk the Line” star Joaquin Phoenix was nominated for best actor for his role as Johnny Cash, but he lost, as did Jessica Lange, nominated for best actress as Patsy Cline in 1985’s “Sweet Dreams.” Playing fictional country star Barbara Jean in 1975’s “Nashville,” Ronee Blakley earned a supporting-actress nomination but lost. With a .500 batting average, country has a better track record than other music genres at the Oscars. Soul has produced a string of Oscar losers, including Eddie Murphy for supporting actor as the fictional James “Thunder” Early in 2006’s “Dreamgirls” and Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne in the lead categories as Tina and Ike Turner in 1993’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It.” Jazz and standards singers also have a spotty Oscar history, the losers including Michelle Pfeiffer for best actress as fictional torch singer Susie Diamond in 1989’s “The Fabulous Baker Boys” and Diana Ross as Billie Holiday in 1972’s “Lady Sings the Blues.” As French songbird Edith Piaf, Marion Cotillard won best actress for 2007’s “La Vie en Rose.” Jamie Foxx could be an honorary winner for the country crowd with his best-actor triumph as Ray Charles in 2004’s “Ray.” Charles’ music drew on soul, blues, jazz, country and other genres, and he did a two-volume series of albums titled “Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music.”
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gation. “The detention of Jafar Panahi is not related to his artistic profession and has no political aspect,” Dowlatabadi said. Panahi supported the opposition following the disputed June presidential election in which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner. He was briefly detained last summer when he visited the gravesides of the victims of Tehran’s post-election unrest and was later banned from traveling abroad. Several of his films have been banned from showing in Iran. Panahi, 49, has won awards at the Chicago, Cannes and Berlin film festivals.
Meanwhile, the opposition Web site Kaleme said Panahi was arrested as he hosted over a dozen guests at his home. It said that Panahi’s wife and daughter were also detained and that security agents subsequently searched the family’s home. Ahmadinejad’s re-election has been challenged by a range of public figures, including filmmakers and singers who have expressed support for the opposition and criticized the harsh government crackdown on street protesters. The opposition contends Ahmadinejad won through fraud and that opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi was the rightful winner.
Lady Antebellum leads ACM Awards nominations The Associated Press NASHVILLE — An astounding run keeps getting better for Lady Antebellum. Already buoyed by the crossover success of its latest album, the country trio learned it’s up for a leading seven Academy of Country Music Awards when nominations were announced Tuesday, including five for the gravity-defying hit “Need You Now.” “You always hear about the power of a great song, and there’s no doubt that ‘Need You Now’ has defi-
nitely been a career-changer for us ... but seven nominations?” Dave Haywood said in a statement released as the band was flying cross country. “We are blown away.” Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood are next with six nominations, Taylor Swift has five and Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley each have four. The Zac Brown Band and its frontman also had a big haul with the band receiving four nominations and Brown taking two more individually. See ANTEBELLUM on Page 5
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Gore unqualified to receive honorary degree in science The College of Arts and Sciences Class of 2010 should applaud the University of Tennessee for procuring former Vice President Al Gore as the featured speaker for spring commencement. Gore will give a tremendous speech, aided by his wealth of knowledge and experience as a journalist, public servant and businessman. Similarly, all students should applaud the university’s decision to confer an honorary doctorate upon Gore for his service to Tennessee and the United States as a public servant. However, students should be disappointed in the Board of Trustees’ decision to award Gore an Honorary Doctor of Laws and Humane Letters in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. While Gore’s accomplishments may merit an Honorary Doctorate of Laws and Humane Letters, he does not deserve an honorary doctorate in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. In science, Gore has not conducted original research, nor has he demonstrated distinguished achievement. In fact, he has not even demonstrated achievement in his only contribution to the field, raising awareness of the “climate crisis.” In 2008, he replied that he felt that he had “failed so far” when asked about how Americans were responding to his message. Additionally, graduates should be disappointed in the Board of Trustees’ decision to award Gore this doctorate that is specified to his politically controversial work. Surely board members did not intend to endorse Gore politically, which the Board of Trustees’ Vice Chairman Jim Murphy confirmed, adding, “One of the things universities are for is encouraging disagreement and dialogue.” I agree that our university should encourage discussion, but it should do so without cheapening the degrees of thousands of students. Our degrees are awarded because of hard work and contributions to our studies. Our degrees are not awarded as political talking points. For these reasons, Al Gore should be awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Laws and Humane Letters, just not in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology.
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Karl Herrmann Senior in political science and economics
Banning student-athletes from owning firearms unjustifiable I am appalled at the vastly over-reaching response of the University of Tennessee to the criminal behavior of a few student-athletes. While the criminal behavior is not to be condoned and should be dealt with in a proper and unbiased way by the courts, the university is totally wrong to ban the possession of firearms by student-athletes or any other subgroup of students. Every citizen has the Second Amendment right to bear arms, even though it is often infringed by state laws and local ordinances. To ban the possession of firearms by any group of students immediately denies them the means of self-defense, even in their own homes, as well as the ability to engage in completely legal recreational shooting and hunting. It is a gross mistake to impose such diabolical restrictions on the entire group of studentathletes in response to the criminal behavior of one or a few, or even more. Such behavior never justifies the abolition of fundamental rights by the university or the Athletic Department administration. This horrid attempt to restrict a fundamental American right must be reversed. I suspect that the courts will reverse this policy if the university demonstrates the poor judgment to fail to reverse it on its own as soon as any individual with legal standing challenges this policy. It is hard to comprehend anyone of authority within the Athletic Department or the university administration exercising such horribly poor judgment on this issue. Ronald D. Weddle, MD Bardstown, Ky. THE DAILY BACON • Blake Tredway
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Experiencing Gala Darling’s blog “The Playgirl’s Guide to Radical Self-Love” is like peaking on some new lab drug at a 22nd century cyber-carnival, if that even means anything. It is still the 21st century, no doubt, but not everyone lives in the same era. I say this because I know that I do not have the same sense of place, time, being or self as someone steeped in trendy blog culture. I must disclaim: There is something like a female hyper-modern culture present in “The Play Girl’s Guide” that speaks a feminine language, uses a feminine color-scheme and employs uniquely feminine affirmations to “love yourself,” which is new to the female realm and not to the traditional egoist masculine realm. But this is a 21st-century egoism — a whole new concept. So I clarify now that this column is not a criticism of the feminine, but specifically a critical analysis of a particular blog culture (no doubt with a male equivalent) that I have chosen to view through Gala Darling. “The Playgirl’s Guide to Radical Self-Love” is, in Gala’s own words, “a seamless & fabulous mix of fashion, lifestyle advice & tips on how to live magically.” Seamlessness applies also to the inability to distinguish between content and advertising, as much of the content links to sales on bracelets and shoes and is created in the same voice and with the same style as the marginal advertisements: logoed, softened, bubbly, packaged. The language floats around in some kind of void and is mostly meaningless, linked only to other Web sites and not to reality as a natural phenomenon. This detachment of words is intentional, for it is only the feeling of the words, rather than their referents, that counts. There’s an ad for a body-weight scale with “affirmations” instead of numbers; Thus, the words “perfect” and “beautiful” arise meaninglessly on the scale’s display with no correlation to weight — like a Magic Eight Ball with only good luck in it. The words “Cherry on Top” stand by themselves and do not correspond to any photograph or article. The phrase only retrieves the sensation and mental image of a dish of whipped cream in a void and a bright cherry in crisp focus leaning toward the camera like the
red lips of a girl kissing her reflection in the mirror, for what is this site but a mirror of selfcreation? Gala posts the anonymous quote, “If your life does not feel right, create something better.” This is not traditional self-invention. One does not create oneself through patience and perseverance over a lifetime. This is an instantaneous transformation, like following an endless chain of cyber links to happiness. Gala provides us with a long list of her lovesof-the-moment: “This Thursday I am loving” (only “loving” is written with three pink hearts) “Miniature Cadbury Creme Eggs,” “Victoria’s Secret,” “postcards of Native American Chiefs (all over my room, keeping the watch).” Keeping watch as Gala creates the new American dream. Geronimo’s face becomes another accessory, the theme of the week to be wallpapered over on Monday, the new Manifest Destiny of the everchanging, perpetually consuming self. A strange turn at mid-scroll on the blog site: A link to an interview with “Angie Jackson, the woman who live-tweeted her abortion.” A brave new world, indeed. Is this a dystopia? No, of course not. Jackson had good reasons for what she did: to be open about the process for the sake of women at the mercy of sensationalist anti-abortion propaganda and to make war on a privacy that oppresses women. And so we climb the ladder away from earth, and who can say when we’ve gone too far? We just get used to the weird things as long as they make sense in an economy of commodities. This interview with the abortion tweeter fits snugly in between two columns of advertisements and Web site accessories. If one is not endowed with a discriminating eye one might not be able to distinguish (seamlessness again) between the interview and a marginal Web site poll. One might read it as, “If I can’t talk about my first trimester abortion, which was / So are wedge platforms on your shopping list this spring? ... Vote Now!” Vote against abortion or against platform shoes? Who can tell when it all fits so nicely together and changes so often. The article will be replaced next week with something about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome; the poll becomes an ad for lipstick. I’ve tried, but I can’t figure this thing out. Whose world is this? How did this spring up from the earth? An unabashed glorification of consumerism and egoism — where does the critic grab a hold? I’ll let Gala Darling have the last word: “To the haters, I say ‘WHATEVER!’” — Amien Essif is a junior in English literature. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Kel Thompson I’m sure many of y’all saw the big rally on the Pedestrian Walkway a couple Fridays ago. The United Campus Workers union initiated the gathering to protest the impending layoffs of wage-earning University of Tennessee employees due during 2011’s budget cuts, but the event seemed to me more like a general hodgepodge of students pissed off at how their university is being run. By my estimate, there were probably around 400 to 500 students gathered together at any one time. To me, this was pretty impressive (considering other large rallies I’ve seen here in my time at UT), but it falls far short of being a truly meaningful showing. There is somewhere in the neighborhood of 26,000 students on this campus, and to the naked eye it appears that only about two percent of them care at all about where their money is going and what they’re getting out of it. In 2011, the university faces between six and nine percent cuts to its revenue — roughly $60 million to $100 million. Tuition is going up, class size is going up, enrollment is going down. In today’s economy, do we really need to be cutting jobs and keeping young Tennesseans out of college? I’ve been searching and cannot find an exact figure, but I believe that since 2000, there has been an increase in the total salary of top-level University of Tennessee
administrators of at least $15 million. I don’t know where the money for that came from, but let’s just assume that all of it came from increases to the tuition of 25,000 students (this figure is a little bit skewed in my favor, but illustrates a point). That equates to a $600 increase in the tuition of every student at UTK. That $15 million would go a long way to reduce the impact of the statewide budget cuts. I think that the general theme amongst the students gathered to protest was that they do not agree with how the university is spending their money. The funding cuts cannot be helped, but the way the administration handles it can. I think that most of us would much rather see the presidents, provosts and chancellors give up some of their bonuses than the university give up its professors and support staff. I suppose my major question is this: Why don’t the students seem to care that much? I know that most of us are tired, stressed, overworked and underpaid, but how much effort does it take to stand in a circle, commiserate with your peers and cheer? Why weren’t 5,000 students out there protesting? I know at least that many would agree with the message of the rally. In the next few years, the University of Tennessee is going to be facing some tough times. In the past, it has been very easy for us, as students, to just sit back, go to class and not care too much about university politics. It’s time for us as students to let our voice be heard. It’s pretty easy to ignore 500 protestors, but it is much harder to ignore 20,000 angry students. — Kel Thompson is a junior in creative writing. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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ANTEBELLUM continued from Page 3 The nominations were announced by Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton on CBS’ “The Early Show.” Lady Antebellum received nods for top vocal group and album of the year for its debut, “Lady Antebellum,” as well as single record as artist and producer, song as artist and composer and video of the year for “Need You Now.” The run for Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Haywood
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started last July when “I Run To You” hit No. 1. The band picked up two Country Music Association Awards in November, both the single “Need You Now” and the album of the same name have exceeded sales expectations and the band picked up a Grammy Award, too. “Great songs, great music, they’re fresh, they’re new,” McEntire said when asked on air about their platinum popularity. “Their music is totally different, and we love it.” Underwood, Chesney, Swift, Paisley, the Zac Brown
Band, George Strait, Keith Urban and Toby Keith are nominated for entertainer of the year, the top honor given out at the April 18 awards in Las Vegas. Underwood’s going for her second straight entertainer award, one of five categories voted on by fans. She would become the first woman to receive two entertainer awards if she wins again. She’s also up for what would be a fourth straight top female vocalist award — with Swift, Lambert, McEntire and Lee Ann Womack — and
album of the year for “Play On.” Chesney is going for a fifth entertainer of the year award and is just one of three singers with four wins. He won from 2005-08 before Underwood ended his run. He’s nominated in the top male vocalist category with Paisley, who’s won three
straight, George Strait, Keith Urban and Darius Rucker. Lambert is fresh off the success of her first No. 1 song, “White Liar,” which netted her three nominations. She also is up for album of the year for the highly regarded “Revolution.” “She’s blown away,” said Lambert’s boyfriend, Shelton,
who is also nominated in the vocal event category for his “Hillbilly Bone” collaboration with Trace Adkins. “I think she’s on Cloud 9. It’s one thing to get a nomination here or there. It’s another thing whenever you dominate the nominations. She and Lady Antebellum I think did that.”
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6 • The Daily Beacon
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Jones savoring spot on UT staff
TENNIS continued from Page 1 A week earlier, the Vols fell into a 3-1 hole against Virginia before losing 4-1. Brewer led that fight, winning the Vols’ first singles point from the No. 5 position in three sets, which he said had a big impact on the outcome. “That was a big momentum boost for us and really quieted the crowd, which is a good thing for J.P. Smith to take care of business in his match and Matteo Fago also to come on the court and start playing well,” he said. Smith, the nation’s 2ndranked player, and Fago, from the No. 1 and No. 6 spots respectively, used the momentum to win in straight sets. “You remember the 7-0 victories,” Brewer said. “But you really remember the 4-3 ones as being something special.” Women The No. 13 Lady Vols started in similar fashion against the No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, but they couldn’t hold on, falling 5-2. Injuries continue to plague the Lady Vols, who forfeited the No. 3 doubles match. Head coach Mike Patrick elected to do so because of lingering injuries to Jennifer Meredith, who was also forced to quit her singles match at the No. 6 position. “There was only so much she could try to do,” Patrick said. “She tried to play singles, and her body wouldn’t allow her to even finish that singles match, so there was no way she was going to play doubles and singles.” Regardless of the forfeit, Tennessee was able to earn the doubles point behind victories from Caitlin Whoriskey and Maria Sorbello at the No. 1 slot and Rosalia Alda and Zsófia Zubor, at No. 2. Their success was short-lived, as the Lady Vols were never able to regain control, winning only one more match, with Rosalia Alda at the No. 3 slot. After Meredith was forced to quit, Whoriskey, Sorbello and Katie Lee, from the Nos. 1, 2 and 5 slots, respectively, lost in straight sets, allowing the Irish to clinch 4-1. Following Alda’s win, Zubor lost from No. 4 to close the match. Though Tennessee was outmatched in singles play, Patrick wasn’t upset with the performance. “We get the doubles points, what we’re striving to do,” he said. “We have to have that happen right now for us to have a chance. And I think we gave ourselves a chance, we just couldn’t capitalize on it … We’re dealing with a lot of stuff right now just from injuries, and the girls that are playing are playing well. We just need to get them some help.” Even with the shorthanded team, Patrick said he was looking forward to the coming weeks of SEC play. “We’ll do what we can with what we’ve got and hopefully get a few people back and live up to our potential,” he said. “I think we have a great team. We just have to get everybody on the court.”
Erin Exum Staff Writer Tennessee associate head coach Tony Jones’ calm demeanor, persuasive recruiting skills and effective coaching tactics have made him one of the top assistant coaches in the nation. Jones is widely renowned for his recruiting skills, and in 2007 Rivals.com named him one of the top recruiters in the nation. He helped sign a class in 2006 that ranked sixth nationally and has since been instrumental in signing Tennessee standouts Wayne Chism and Scotty Hopson. Jones said that building relationships with players is key in recruiting. “Recruiting is all about relationships and dealing with people,” Jones said. “You have to be able to articulate your message to the student-athlete and to their parents and come off as someone that is really sincere in doing that. You have to be able to articulate cross-culturally.” Kentucky native Scotty Hopson said it was Jones that helped him ultimately choose Tennessee. “He is a very persuasive guy,” Hopson said. “He knows how to get his point across, and he keeps it real.” Jones is also responsible for scheduling non-conference games on the Vols’ schedule. His ambitious scheduling has put Tennessee’s RPI in the top 25 each of the past three seasons. Head coach Bruce Pearl is widely known for his often animated behavior, but Jones said that by remaining calm, he can offer balance to the Tennessee bench during games. “We’ve worked together for nine years,” Jones said. “I think you can’t have everybody doing the same thing; that doesn’t bode well in life. I think the personalities mix really well together.” Jones also appreciates the opportunities that Pearl gives him and the other assistant coaches on the court. “Prior to each game, Coach Pearl and I get together and we discuss how many minutes ideally we want each player to play,” Jones said. “I really keep a close eye on that and monitor it during every four-minute segment. That’s obviously something as an assistant coach we appreciate
because very few, if any, head coaches give the assistant coaches the autonomy to do something like that. That’s a really heavy responsibility that I take very seriously.” Tennessee has experienced immense success in Jones’ five years at Rocky Top. The Vols averaged 24.5 wins during the past four seasons and have won three SEC Eastern Division championships. In 2008, they captured the overall SEC title outright for the first time in 41 years, won a school record 31 games and earned the first No. 1 ranking in school history. With all of his success, it seems to be only a matter of time before Jones is able to move forward and become a head coach. “My ultimate goal is to become a head coach at the Division I level,” Jones said. “I’ve been an assistant coach at four different programs for 16 years. I think I’m ready. I think in my mind, I think I’ve been a head coach for the past 10 years without the title. What I have to do now is wait on the best opportunity, where I will have the opportunity to win with commitment from that university and the athletic department, and when that opportunity comes along, I’ll know.”
Hayley DeBusk • The Daily Beacon
UT associate head coach Tony Jones talks to Kansas’ Sherron Collins after the Volunteers upset the Jayhawks on January 10. Jones has been a key component to Bruce Pearl’s staff at UT since 2004.
TRACK continued from Page 1 Later on, Areson, Wright, Price and junior Kim White teamed up to deliver an SEC meet record in the DMR with a time of 11:14.59. Other standout performances came from sophomore Brittany Sheffey, who finished second in both the mile and 3,000 meters, junior Annie Alexander who finished second in the shot put and freshman Kia Jackson who finished fifth in the long jump. Evander Wells finished fourth and seventh in the 200- and 60-meter dashes, respectively. Sophomore Desmond Brown captured seventh in the long jump, leaping 24-10 on his last jump, which put him in scoring position for the Big Orange. Clark noted that both the men’s and women’s teams had room for growth heading into later competitions. “We didn’t have a big scoring meet on the men’s side,” Clark said. “We did have Evander score in two sprint events. We had both relays score. We got a few points in the 800 and added some in the field events. We really have to set some goals on both sides and work on making improvement.”
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