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Obama effigy hung at R.I. school with fired teachers CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. — A teacher at a failing school where he and all his colleagues are being fired hung an effigy of President Barack Obama in his classroom, apparently in reaction to Obama’s support of extreme measures to ensure accountability in schools. The teachers union on Thursday condemned the effigy, discovered Monday in the teacher’s third-floor classroom at Central Falls High School, saying it was wrong and cannot be condoned under any circumstances. The effigy was found in the teacher’s classroom by Superintendent Frances Gallo, Rhode Island Department of Education spokeswoman Nicole Shaffer told The Associated Press. Shaffer said the department would not have any further comment. Text message dispute triggered brutal Fla. beating DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — The brutal beating of a 15-year-old girl at a Florida middle school was triggered by a text message dispute between the victim and the teenage boy accused punching and stomping on her with steel-toed boots, authorities said Thursday. The 15-year-old suspect was ordered held at a juvenile detention center while prosecutors determine whether to charge him as an adult. He was arrested after the attack Wednesday on a charge of premeditated attempted murder. His next court date is March 26. The Broward Sheriff’s Office said Josie Lou Ratley was in critical condition a day after the attack. The sheriff’s office also said a 13-year-old girl was arrested Thursday as an accessory to the brutal beating. S.C. governor to pay $74K in ethics fines COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has agreed to pay $74,000 in fines to resolve dozens of charges that he violated state ethics laws with his campaign spending and travel, including a taxpayer-funded rendezvous with his Argentine mistress, the State Ethics Commission said Thursday. The commission brought the 37 civil charges against the Republican last year. Sanford, who is term-limited and will leave office in January, still could face criminal charges.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl celebrated his birthday in style Thursday night with a 62-59 victory over San Diego State in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. The Vols gave their coach a win and a simple message. “Happy Birthday,” senior forward Wayne Chism said when asked if he had anything to add about Thursday night's victory as the media room in Providence, R.I. burst into laugther. With all joking aside, Pearl said the Vols’ first round match-up was a game of defense. “That was a very defensive minded game,” Pearl said. “Both teams can really defend. San Diego State put up some amazing numbers with their defense and rebounding this year and it was hard to score, particularly two point baskets.” The back-and-forth game wasn't decided until the final seconds when Wayne Chism made a pair of free throws to ice the game. The close game may have caused Vol fans to have an eerie feeling of déjà vu down the stretch after the late-game struggles in last year's postseason. In losses to Mississippi State in the SEC Championship and an opening round NCAA tournament loss to Oklahoma State, the Vols’ inability to close out games knocked them out of championship contention. Coach Pearl said the difference in the outcomes can be attributed to making shots down the stretch. “I think the guys that step up and make the shots like Melvin Goins, Bobby Maze, Wayne Chism making his free throws, putting the ball in the point guards hands,” he said. “I think the maturity of our club, we have three seniors and we're not a great free-throw shooting team, but we made them when it mattered, and I think it has everything to do … we put ourselves through practice situations.” Pearl added his team does not wish to make an early exit. “This team very much does not want to go home.”
After flip-flopping the first half advantage back and forth 10 times, the Vols finally took the lead with 6:25 remaining and proceeded to dash off on a 12-5 run, giving Tennessee an eight-point advantage at the half, 34-26. The beginnings of UT's second half was very similar to the first period's slow start. After seemingly non-existent play since the end of the regular season, sophomore Scotty Hopson finally hit a trey to give Tennessee a six-point advantage with 4:38 left. The Aztecs then responded with a three-point play the hard way on the ensuing possession, bringing San Diego within three, 53-50. After both teams swapped free throws and turnovers, Bobby Maze connected on a pair of free throws to push the lead to five at 55-50. The Aztecs fought back once again with a pair of free throws from Kelvin Davis and a jumper from Billy White to bring the Aztecs back within one, 55-54. The Vols pushed the lead to 57-54 on a pair of Brian Williams free throws with just over a minute remaining in the game. SDSU came right back with a layup to draw back within one in the back-andforth game. On the other end, Chism came up with a key rebound off the second miss and kicked it to Goins for three to give the Vols a 60-56 advantage with under 15 seconds to play. The 3-pointer gave Goins a career-high 15 points for the game. “I feel great just to have a chance to advance in the tournament,” Goins said. “My team played well. If I didn't have these good players on my team, I wouldn't have had these open shots tonight. I felt like I needed to step up for us to advance.” However, the Aztecs responded once again. Goins fouled D.J. Gay on a threepoint attempt and Gay made all three free throws to draw within one at 60-59, but that is as close as SDSU would get. Chism iced the game with a pair of free throws late to reach the final margin, 62-59. With the win the Vols advance to the round of 32 where they will take on Ohio University. The Bobcats advanced via a upset win over Georgetown, 97-83.
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Volunteer sophomore Scotty Hopson launches a 3-pointer in the first half of Thursday night’s contest against the San Diego State Aztecs. The first round victory sends UT to the round of 32 to play the Ohio Bobcats Saturday in Providence, R.I.
Fun Run event to raise support, needed funding for UT Libraries Kyle Turner Staff Writer
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Many adorned in green ventured out on Wednesday night in honor of the Irish spirit and all things lucky. The Old City was alive and well on St. Patrick’s Day this year.
Night to showcase Asian culture Ellen Larson Staff Writer The Asian American Association’s annual Asian American Awareness Night 2010 on Friday will celebrate Asian culture, complete with Asian food and entertainment. “We have a little bit of everything: contemporary dances, traditional music, amazing food, old-school comedy and storytelling,” Linda Nguyen, junior in jour-
nalism and electronic media and vice president of Asian American Association, said. Nguyen said Asian American Awareness Night is about celebrating your heritage, your roots and embracing culture. This year the theme is “ORIGIN.” Members of the club will be speaking about their backgrounds and personal stories. “Many of our members are immigrants or first generation Americans,” Nguyen said. Nguyen said ORIGIN is
about realizing one’s roots and the diversity on campus. “We want to show the UT campus that everyone should be proud of his or her origin, however different it may be,” Nguyen said. She said every member of the club helps out with Awareness Night. The goal is to emphasize the diversity within the club by highlighting their different backgrounds through their talents. See AWARENESSon Page 5
The 18th annual “Love Your Libraries” Fun Run will take place Saturday at UT. The Graduate Student Senate hosts the event as an ongoing commitment to stressing the importance of the libraries to UT students. “Academics are the most important part of education, and the GSS realizes the important role the library plays towards meeting student needs,” Tom Whitworth, graduate student in the College of Law and president of GSS, said. The proceeds from the run will go to the UT Libraries in an effort to purchase electronic resources and other needed equipment. The Fun Run is seen by some as important as ever in light of budget cuts that are adversely affecting the ability of the libraries to provide for student needs. “Knowing how important the libraries are to their academic success, the graduate students launched the ‘Love Your Libraries’ Fun Run as an expression of support, and the Fun Run has become an annual event,” Martha Rudolph, information specialist for UT Libraries, said. Runners of all skill levels are encouraged to participate in the event. “We welcome serious runners, as well as anyone who wants to show their support for the libraries and the Graduate Student Senate,” Rudolph said. To accommodate anyone wishing to participate, a 5K run will be offered as well as a one-mile walk. Even those not interested in running are still encouraged to come. “Lots of students show up just for the camaraderie,” Rudolph said. “It’s a fun event, for a good cause.” Awards will be distributed to recognize runners and teams. Traditional fastest-runner awards will be given, but two new categories have been added this year as well. The new awards include Fastest UT Runner for both male and female and Best Team, which will be awarded to the UT student organization with the most registered participants. Amy Yancey, director of development for UT Libraries, is thrilled with the support from all the sponsors, noting help in the production of the T-shirts to the casting of the medals for this weekend’s Fun Run. “We expect to attract many local runners who are training for a marathon that will occur the following weekend,” Rudolph said. The race will begin in Circle Park, and both the 5K and onemile courses circuit on the university campus. The race will kick off Saturday at 8 a.m. Registration will be held from 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., and the cost of registration is $15. Whitworth said more than 100 participants have been preregistered, and all interested students may still register.
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March 19 - 22, 2010 Friday,March 19 —
• 3:30 p.m.— John Nolt speaks on “Anthropocentrism and Egoism”during a philosophy talk in room 203 of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building.The talk is free and open to the public.
• 7 p.m.— The fifth annual Asian-American Awareness Night celebrates Knoxville Asian-American community with traditional food, music, dancing and skits in the Carousel Theatre.Sponsored by UT’s Asian American Association, tickets are available at the door for $5 for students with a valid UT ID and $7 for the general public.
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• 4 p.m.until 7 p.m.— The UT Symphony Orchestra Ensemble performs a concert in Alumni Memorial Building’s Cox Auditorium.The annual concert is titled “Concertos and Classics”and features the student winners of the annual Concerto Competition, sponsored by the School of Music.The concert is free and open to the public.
Monday,March. 22— • 8 a.m.until 4:30 p.m.— Scheduled for the first day of Research Week, the first annual Honors Symposium offers a forum in which honors students present their original research to a community of their peers.In addition to research presentations by 25 UT honors students, U.S.Senator Lamar Alexander speaks at 8:30 a.m., noted writer and journalist Richard Rodriguez speaks at 12:20 p.m.and Interim UT President Jan Simek leads a discussion session at 10:10 a.m.All students and members of the UT community are welcome to attend.All sessions of this daylong event take place in the Baker Center.For detailed information about the day’s events, see the complete schedule at http://honors.utk.edu.
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UT’s Raven Chavanne slides into home during the Lady Vols softball game against Austin Peay Wednesday. The Lady Vols won 10-0 and open up a three-game series against Georgia on Saturday.
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• 4:16 a.m. — Officer encountered a man with a hoodie over his head standing between two cars in the parking lot of Fort Sanders Manor Apartments. The man removed the hoodie from his head when the officer spoke to him. The officer asked the man if one of the cars was his, and he replied they were not. The man had a strong alcohoic odor on his breath and slurred speech, and he had trouble standing up straight. When the officer asked the man for identification and a residence, the subject was uncooperative and disrespectful toward the officer. He was detained for public intoxication. The officer checked the cars in the parking lot for damage, but none was
• 11:39 p.m. — Officer spoke with a student at 11th Street Apartments regarding harassment. The woman explained that her ex-boyfriend harassed her on Facebook and through her T-Mail account, as well as in phone calls and text messages. She reported that the man’s new girlfriend also reportedly threatened to “kick (the woman’s) ass.” The victim asked about the process of obtaining an order of protection against the pair. Since no violence was committed, the officer advised her to contact KPD and report the harassment. He also gave the woman information to contact the police if she had any further questions regarding the order of protection.
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• 1865 — Confederate Gen. Joseph Johnston makes a desperate attempt to stop Union Gen. William T. Sherman’s drive through the Carolinas in the war’s last days, but Johnston’s motley army cannot stop the advance of Sherman’s mighty army. Following his famous March to the Sea in late 1864, Sherman paused for a month at Savannah, Ga. He then turned north into the Carolinas, destroying all that lay in his path in an effort to demoralize the South and hasten the end of the war. Sherman left Savannah with 60,000 men divided into two wings. He captured Columbia, S.C., in February and continued toward Goldsboro, N.C., where he planned to meet up with another army coming from the coast. Sherman intended to march to Petersburg, Va., where he would join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and crush the army of Robert E. Lee, the largest remaining Confederate force. • 1949 — In a precursor to the establishment of a separate, Soviet-dominated East Germany, the People’s Council of the Soviet Zone of Occupation approves a new constitution. This action, together with the U.S. policy of pursuing an independent pathway in regard to West Germany, contributed to the permanent division of Germany. The postwar status of Germany had become a bone of contention between the United States and the Soviet Union even before World War II ended. The Soviet Union wanted assurances that Germany would be permanently disarmed and demanded huge reparations from the postwar German government. The United States, however, was hesitant to commit to these demands. By 1945, many U.S. officials began to see the Soviet Union as a potential adversary in the postwar world and viewed a reunified-and proWest-Germany as valuable to the defense of Europe. When the war ended in May 1945, Russian forces occupied a large portion of Germany, including Berlin. Negotiations between the United States, Russia, Britain and France resulted in the establishment of occupation zones for each nation. Berlin was also divided into zones of occupation. While both the United States and Russia publicly called for a reunified Germany, both nations were coming to the conclusion that a permanently divided Germany might be advantageous. • 2003 — The United States, along with coalition forces primarily from the United Kingdom, initiates war on Iraq. Just after explosions began to rock Baghdad, Iraq’s capital, U.S. President George W. Bush announced in a televised address, “At this hour, American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger.” President Bush and his advisers built much of their case for war on the idea that Iraq, under dictator Saddam Hussein, possessed or was in the process of building weapons of mass destruction. Hostilities began about 90 minutes after the U.S.-imposed deadline for Saddam Hussein to leave Iraq or face war passed. The first targets, which Bush said were “of military importance,” were hit with Tomahawk cruise missiles from U.S. fighter-bombers and warships stationed in the Persian Gulf. In response to the attacks, Republic of Iraq radio in Baghdad announced, “the evil ones, the enemies of God, the homeland and humanity, have committed the stupidity of aggression against our homeland and people.” — Courtesy of History.com
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TennCare to postpone Medicaid cuts The Associated Press NASHVILLE — TennCare officials said Thursday that they will be able to use a federal refund of $121 million to postpone some cuts to the state’s expanded Medicaid program for a year. Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the state can keep some of the reimbursements it makes to the federal government to pay for prescription drug benefits. Lawmakers have been waiting to hear how that money would be used, considering Gov. Phil Bredesen has said he needs to cut $201 million from TennCare, which has about 1.2 million enrollees, to balance the state budget. TennCare director Darin Gordon on Thursday told the House Finance Committee how that money will be used. He said limitations on non-emergency outpatient visits, physician procedures, and implementation of a $2 copay on non-emergency transportation are among items that will be postponed for a year. Gordon said the agency wasn’t able to prevent capping many TennCare recipients’ annual benefits at $10,000, but will temporarily remove the cost of transplant hospitalizations from the cap. “There wasn’t enough to address everything,” he said. “But clearly address ... some significant changes.” Gordon said he’s reviewing a proposal by the Tennessee Hospital Association, which last month unanimously approved a one-year
AWARENESS continued from Page 1 Asian American Awareness Night serves two purposes, Peter Pham, senior in computer science and president of the Asian American Association, said. He said it is a culture night where the club shows the community about some Asian cultures that they may not be aware of. The second purpose is for the club to come together with each other. “It is really a social event in disguise,” Pham said. “The members all get together and work towards one goal.” The talents include traditional and contemporary music and dance from many
fee assessment to draw down federal funds and hopefully raise about $200 million to prevent some of the cuts to TennCare. Without the fee, hospital officials estimate the loss to hospitals statewide will be about $540 million. CMS has approved similar plans in at least 26 other states, according to the Tennessee Hospital Association. In addition to the fee, some lawmakers and health care advocates said state reserve funds should be used to help mitigate cuts to TennCare. Between the rainy day fund and TennCare reserves, there’s currently about $900 million available. “The cuts are ... so horrendous that the hospitals were almost forced to step forward and say we can’t let these kinds of cuts happen,” said Tony Garr, director of the Tennessee Health Care Campaign. Also Thursday, Garr helped lead a small rally in downtown Nashville to promote national health care reform. He cited a recent report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that showed Tennessee’s percentage of uninsured has risen 6.4 percent from 2000 to 2008, the highest among all states and much higher than the national average of 1.7 percent. He said among those hardest hit during that time period is the state’s middle class, partly because of a 9.6 percent drop in employersponsored coverage. “This is the core of America ... and they’re hanging on by their finger tips,” Garr said.
different countries, such as Vietnam, China, Korea, Laos and Japan. Nguyen said there will also be Chinese yo-yo and break dancing. Several members will also tell their personal stories. Pham said he thinks the Chinese yo-yo will be the best part of the night because not many people know what it looks like. In addition, outside performing groups will be brought in. Nguyen said the Knoxville Chinese Dance Ensemble will come. “We want to have a show that encompasses the AsianAmerican community in Knoxville as well as the UT student body,” Nguyen said. She said there is something special and entertain-
Leprechaun bank robbery linked to Santa holdup GALLATIN, Tenn. — Police have linked a deadly St. Patrick’s Day bank robbery by a man in a leprechaun costume with a Christmastime bank holdup by a man in a Santa suit. Police on Thursday said the two suspects who died after a shootout with Gallatin police were David Christopher Cotton of Brentwood and Jonathan Ryan Skinner, a Western Kentucky University student. Both were 20 years old. Patrol car video of the police chase released Thursday showed one of the suspects leaning out of the passenger window of the getaway car and firing several shots at police. The suspects later ran into a field and exchanged fire with officers. Police said Cotton committed suicide. Police credited information from the FBI with linking Cotton to the Dec. 22 Santa robbery in Nashville. Police: Driver killed at Murfreesboro facility MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Police have identified a truck driver who was killed when a steel coil dropped on him at a Murfreesboro steel facility. The Daily News Journal reported that the victim was Victor Ray Chipman, a 49-year-old Roane Transport truck driver from Kingston. A police report states that on Wednesday, a crane operator was trying to set the 5,000-pound steel coil on Chipman’s commercial truck when it fell and crushed him. The Murfreesboro police department and the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health are still investigating. Tenn. bank ordered to pay whistleblower $1M NASHVILLE — The federal labor department has ordered Tennessee Commerce Bank to reinstate a former corporate officer and pay more than $1 million in back wages and other relief. According to a news release, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration found the bank had fired the individual in violation of the whistleblower protection provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. A complaint was filed with OSHA in April 2008 against Tennessee Commerce Bank and Tennessee Commerce Bancorp Inc. The complaint alleged the employee was placed on administrative leave and then fired after raising concerns about internal controls, employee accounts, insider trading and other issues.
ing about each of the acts. For the food, Nguyen said several Asian restaurants in Knoxville will donate dishes for the event. This year marks the fifth anniversary of Asian Awareness Night at UT. Pham said the club tries to make the show bigger and better than the year before. “The purpose of each culture night is the same, but every year we always want to have a different theme and highlight a different issue,” Nguyen said. Asian American Awareness Night takes place in the Carousel Theatre at 7 p.m. on Friday for $5 with a valid UT ID and $7 for the general public.
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Bible does not condemn capitalist economic system
Though Treston Wheat claims to be immutably right, he is, at least on biblical terms, immutably wrong in his March 4 column. I lack the space to address every one of his ridiculous claims about what the Bible has to say about giving and about loving your enemies, so I’ll just stick to one of his claims — the one about socialism. Nowhere in the Bible does any prophet, apostle, clergyman, priest or layman say that a Christian nation would be a socialist nation. Historically speaking, Christian nations have been feudalistic, monarchal or constitutionally monarchal. Biblically speaking, the account in Acts was just one way that early Christians applied Jesus’ principle of giving to the poor and avoiding the worship of money. In Luke 18:18-30, we find the famous story of the rich young ruler who arrogantly claims to have kept the law from his youth. Jesus’ reply is to instruct him to sell his possessions and give to the poor. Note that in verse 22, Jesus just says to give to the poor — not to some authority first, just to the poor. No central authority needed. Christianity rejects the Western notion that to be blessed by God is to be wealthy or that our goal as a nation should be to generate wealth and prosperity. Yes, we do want a stable economy and to be able to have our needs met. But the Bible warns about hoarding treasures, including money, that cannot bring joy. You can be a capitalist nation and a Christian nation if individuals give to the poor through whatever means, be it a church charity or just to a neighbor who is struggling. We ought to be grateful that God didn’t keep his wealth to himself. That being said, I do agree with Wheat’s main point. This is not a Christian nation. It is a culturally Christian, a nominally Christian nation. But how many people agree with the Apostle Paul that “to live is Christ and to die is gain”?
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Lack of etiquette when using technology problematic This letter is written in response to the March 1 story titled “Colleges target tech cheating.” I found the article an interesting way to start off my Monday morning. I am a recent graduate, but over the past couple of years, it is evident that the majority of UT students are using smart phones as their primary form of communication. No wonder faculty members across the state find this to be a burden when it comes to cheating. However, the point that I would like to bring up is that maybe the administration should look at this as atwo-foldproblem:one,inregardtocheating,andtwo,inregardtomanners.Thestorylistshowprofessors see students texting in class constantly, even with their phones in their pockets. I believe that students today should learn the proper etiquette when it comes to cell phones. Even when I have sat down to talk to current students in both professional and personal settings, I have been appalled to see them using their cell phones to do everything from checking Facebook to sending a text message while I am trying to hold a conversation with them. Basically, they should have just picked up a textbook or The Beacon and held it up in front of their face while I was speaking. It would have given the same physical message that clearly they are not interested in what I am talking about. So how do we fix this problem? Maybe someone could teach a Technology Etiquette 101 course for students during the freshman year? But would anyone even attend? Hopefully students today can rely on some general etiquette tips from Miss Post herself and learn that while smart phones are great, to succeed as a young adult you really need to rely on good manners, hard work and extensive listening skills. Mollie Robinson UT alumnus THE DAILY BACON • Blake Treadway
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Each spring I teach a large survey course on U.S. history. The lecture that causes the biggest outburst among students, every year, is on second-wave feminism. I had anticipated that some students might equate feminism with lesbianism (a widely held but mathematically unsupportable view) or as denigrating homemakers. My own definition avoids those two poles: Feminism advocates that men and women should have the same opportunities to become fully human. So, if a woman wants to be a wife, mother and a CEO, no social or legal barriers should stand in her way just because she’s a woman. We are all born with a set of reproductive organs that determine our sex. Gender, however, is not solely biology, but about how society expects men and women to behave differently and how we value or reward those behaviors. There is nothing inherently subordinate in women’s biology, but how we understand sex and gender changes with the times. In the late 19th century, Americans believed that a person’s sex dictated what that body could accomplish. Thus, physicians warned college women that they risked becoming ill by misusing their bodies — to read, study and learn. The Stiletto Stampede equates sexual freedom with gender equality, a popular idea among young women raised on a diet of Madonna, Britney and Miley. Who would you rather be: rich and not afraid to strut your stuff like Beyoncé, or quiet and known mostly for your husband’s accomplishments, like Laura Bush? But the idea that sexual freedom demonstrates gender equality is nothing new. In the 1920s, as soon as women got the right to vote, they rejected calls to continue politicking. They started to party. Previously respectable young women expressed their
certainty that they had achieved parity with men by drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes. They were tired of the double standard, the moral code that demanded purity from women while accepting male promiscuity as evidence of manliness. So women began to flaunt their own abilities to be promiscuous. But nothing in the historical record suggests that being able to match men fling for fling improved social conditions for women. In fact, men may have been the main beneficiaries: Young women were such willing bedmates that the prostitution industry, which had seemed immune to decades of attacks from social reformers, finally suffered a decline. And when the prosperity of the Jazz Age ended abruptly with the Great Depression, new laws and old customs forced women out of jobs that “men needed,” which in the Depression meant nearly every job. When World War II broke out, women had the opportunity to “man” the home front by taking on tough factory jobs. But however much Rosie the Riveter enjoyed her higher wages and sense of accomplishment, as soon as the war was over, factories fired women who refused to relinquish their jobs to men. Laws have since toppled some barriers, such as limiting job opportunities by sex, but men still earn a higher wage than women with the same qualifications for the same work. That is not respect for those American citizens with female bodies; that is exploitation. This is U.S. women’s history: a struggle for respect, equal treatment and equal opportunity. So when a woman breaks the glass ceiling by running for president, or becoming a high school football coach, or the first to win an Oscar for best director, what are we celebrating? Rather than asking why it took so long for a woman to become such a good director, we might ask instead: Why did it take so long for academy members to vote based on a person’s work, not their gender? You won’t hear the answer in the sound of stilettos marching. — Dr. Lynn Sacco is an assistant professor in the Department of History, specializing in studies of gender and sexuality, Gilded Age and Progressive Era social and cultural history, U.S. women’s history and the history of medicine.
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Imagine you had the opportunity to accept a huge sum of money. I’m not talking about a small scholarship or a larger-than-usual paycheck. I’m talking life-changing money. Say, a million or two? Sometimes I like to think about what I would do if I were to win the lottery. (No, I’m not counting on it. But it’s a fun thought.) I like to believe that I’d stay in school and finish my degree. After graduation, I’d move to whatever city appeals most to me and spend my time traveling and holding down a job I enjoy. Wouldn’t it be great to do whatever you want for a living without having to worry about how much it pays? Anyway, I really don’t know what I’d do if I won the lottery. That amount of money is just unfathomable. But some people have it. Some people selfishly hoard it or spend it extravagantly. Some people put it toward the good of others. But some people don’t accept the money at all. I read about a couple of those people this week, and their stories really made me think. Both of these men are athletes. Of course, if you’ve read my past columns, you know I love a good athlete-as-role-model story. And these two don’t disappoint. Ten years ago, a 16-year-old Ubaldo Jimenez was offered $20,000 to sign with the New York Mets. The son of a nurse and a city bus driver, Jimenez lived in the impoverished Dominican Republic. This amount of money would have been truly life changing for himself and his family. But Jimenez didn’t take it. In the Dominican, less than half of the youth population attends high school. Even less than that graduate. Jimenez’s parents dreamed that
he would be one of those graduates. So he turned down the offer. He wanted to finish high school. Now, Jimenez is the ace pitcher for the Colorado Rockies. His fastball has been clocked up to 101 mph. And in the 2008 offseason, his incredible arm strength earned him a $10 million contract with the team. Obviously, finishing high school didn’t hurt his career at all. Plus, his family is able to spend most of the season with him in Colorado. And then there’s Ty Warren. His situation is slightly different. He’s a defensive lineman for the New England Patriots. He’s won two Super Bowls. But he hasn’t let all that success get to his head. Just this past week, Warren chose to pass up a $250,000 bonus so that he could return to Texas A&M and finish earning his degree. His reason? He wants to set an example for his children that education is a top priority. “I think there is something to be said for their father, who has been blessed to play in the NFL and do something he’s loved to do, going back and finishing what he started,” Warren said. I couldn’t agree more. I know in sports today, it’s becoming more and more common for collegiate athletes to disregard their educations in favor of massive amounts of money. And although I’ve never been faced with that situation, I can definitely see how it would be tempting. But there’s something to be said about those who resist the temptation. It shows they want to set an example. They have high expectations for themselves. And it shows that money isn’t their only source of pride and happiness. So what would you do if you had to make the decision? Most of us will probably never get to find out. But I like to think there are plenty more people like Jimenez and Warren out there. — Amber Harding is a junior in journalism and electronic media. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Honors students to present research
Mergers, acquisitions account for half of Haslam 11K Pilot Corp. jobs claim
UT interim president, U.S. senator to speak at symposium
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Blair Kuykendall Staff Writer Under the banner of an inaugural Honors Symposium, students have united with faculty members to compile a display of intellectual life at UT, sharing presentations of their research. In addition to the display of UT research and scholarship, a student-led team has secured the appearances of several notable guests. Sen. Lamar Alexander and renowned author Richard Rodriguez are scheduled to deliver addresses, and UT Interim President Jan Simek will steer a discussion centered on the future of American higher education. Launching UT’s annual Research Week, the new Honors Symposium will take place Monday at the Baker Center. “The Chancellor’s Honors Program is pleased to contribute to Dr. (Brad) Fenwick’s (vice chancellor for research) vision for a Research Week at UT,” Steven Dandaneau, associate provost and Chancellor’s Honors Program director,
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8 a.m. in the Rotunda. Students will forward the findings of their research in various presentation rooms throughout the day from 9:05 a.m. to 9:55 a.m., 1:25 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. and 3:35 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. “First- and second-year students should attend as many presentations as they can,” Dandaneau said. “I cannot think of a better way of being inspired to get involved in undergraduate research than to realize what one’s peers have done.” Simek’s discussion, “The University in Crisis,” will examine the consequences of the recession’s echoes on UT’s campus. The forum will also provide perspectives on the future outlook for the university. The discussion will include several honors student participants to represent the UT student body. Rodriguez, author of “Hunger of Memory” and other works, will deliver an address titled “Late Lessons of a Scholarship Boy.” He will speak on the difficult experi-
ences of assimilation into the school setting as a HispanicAmerican. “Richard Rodriquez is an exquisite writer and a gifted speaker,” Dandaneau said. “I have no doubt that his remarks will be provocative and memorable. We are delighted that he was able to return from London, where he is conducting research for a new book, to be with us in Knoxville for our inaugural Honors Symposium.” The event was planned by a steering committee composed of UT students and chaired by Jenny Bledsoe, junior in religious studies and English. Other members include Skelton; Jaclyn Barnhart, junior in global studies; Catie Karczmarczyk, senior in political science; Michele Miller, junior in biology; and Mark Walker, sophomore in nuclear engineering. “The steering committee have done a marvelous job planning and organizing the Honors Symposium,” Dandaneau said. “Especially impressive is the group of topflight student presenters they have assembled.”
BELLS, Tenn. — On the campaign trail and in television ads, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam boasts of his role in creating 11,000 jobs as an executive with family-owned Pilot Corp. Yet a count by The Associated Press shows that nearly half that many jobs were added to the Knoxville-based company’s payroll through mergers and acquisitions of other truck stop chains. “The point is, you have a Tennessee company that started at this size and grew to that size, and that’s a good thing,” Haslam said in an interview. “And however Tennessee companies grow, we want to be helpful in doing that. “So I don’t think it’s misleading at all.” According to Haslam campaign literature, the company founded by his father has grown from about 800 employees when he joined Pilot in 1980 to more than 14,000 today. The 11,000 new jobs figure includes about 4,000 existing positions that were added through a 2001 joint venture with Marathon that re-branded 110 Speedway and Super America stores as Pilot Travel Centers. Another 1,400 were added when Pilot acquired 60 truck stops from Tulsa, Okla.-based Williams Co. in 2003. In 2008, Pilot bought out Marathon’s 50 percent stake for $700 million and sold a 47.5 percent interest to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners. The Williams deal cost $190 million. Haslam served as president of Pilot until 2003, the same year he was elected mayor of Knoxville. He said the Williams’ financial struggles could have endangered those jobs if Pilot hadn’t bought the truck stops. “Williams had some serious challenges facing them,” Haslam said. About 100 jobs at Williams’ Nashville headquarters for its truck stop business were eliminated in the deal. Haslam’s opponents for the Republican nomination have targeted his refusal to disclose his earnings from the $16 billion per year company and the potential conflict of interest from his ongoing part-ownership of Pilot.
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Musician’s passing causes reflection Knoxville band spins TV tunes; Jake Lane Entertainment Editor Another one bites the dust. Trite, clichéd, but always utterly effective when describing the passing of a notable person, in death or otherwise. Perhaps it’s because Freddie Mercury has been dead almost twenty years that people continue to use the phrase, since dead men’s words are revered more than in life. This isn’t about him, though. I’m writing about someone infinitely more influential to me, as a writer, musician and lover of music in general. Alex Chilton died Wednesday night. If you’re scratching your head at the name, say sorry. It’s hard to begin an obituary, knowing that a death is only the punctuation of the life being celebrated. For me, Chilton was in my life for the span of about two of his 59 and my 21 years. I never met the man but happened upon his records with Memphian power-pop progenitors Big Star while working here at The Beacon. Someone had stored a trove of desert island discs on my cubicle’s iTunes library, and as I slowly worked my way through all of the albums I needed to hear but was too broke to buy, Big Star’s “Third/Sister Lovers,” with all of its emotional disintegration and desperate soul, sank its claws in deeper than any other. Though it stood as the original band’s last record prior to its revival in the early ’90s, “Sister Lovers” remains one of those obscured gems whose genius peeks through at first spin but only truly makes itself apparent through saturation. After purchasing Big
Star’s three canonical albums, I absorbed the grooves cut by Chilton and his late co-conspirator Chris Bell, who left the band following the bland sales reception of the ironically titled “#1 Record” in 1972. Bell would later record a solo album of songs whose roots lay in his final days with Big Star and the following few soul-searching years before his death in a car accident in 1978. Following Bell’s departure, Chilton and drummer Jody Stephens continued with bassist Andy Hummel for “Radio City,” so much a twin to its predecessor that, when reissued, they often shared the same disc. Following near dissolution and Hummel’s decision to leave his music career for a more stable job (he’s now an engineering manager with Lockheed), Chilton and Stephens rallied with producer Jim Dickinson for their finest hour, turning Memphis’s Ardent Studios into the South’s equivalent of Electric Lady Studios during Hendrix’s tenure. Anyone who was anyone in the local scene had a a hand in the recording of “Sister Lovers,” though the end product undoubtedly focuses on Chilton and his chaotic relationship with album collaborator Lesa Aldridge. Chilton made his name with the Box Tops and Big Star, and his early work often overshadows his later work, whose odds ‘n’ sods consistency was, if anything, symptomatic of the man’s creative style. Sure, stylistically he was all over the map, but the soul of the work never ceased to shine through. One of the biggest tragedies of Chilton’s untimely passing comes by way of this week’s South X
Southwest conference, where the band was scheduled to play and speak on a panel about the years and events from their breakup to reunion, as well as to discuss in detail the contents of their massive “Keep An Eye On the Sky” box set that was released last September. Hummel was to be on the panel, and many fans had fingers crossed that he would jam out with his former bandmates Saturday night, which would mark the first set with the survivors of the original lineup since 1974. With Chilton’s death, the panel will have new meaning. Hummel said Wednesday that Stephens was making calls to members of R.E.M. and Cheap Trick, whose cover of “In The Street” from “#1 Record” served as the theme for seven seasons of “That ’70’s Show,” to step in for Chilton Saturday night. Though Saturday night in Austin may be the last conceivable time fans will see a band carrying the Big Star moniker, Chilton’s absence will be felt throughout the independent rock community. J Neas of music blog Aquarium Drunkard remarked, “Without him, it’s hard to see how the ‘college rock’ branch of the indie family tree would have developed in the same way — he’s the indelible link between the world of The Beatles and of R.E.M.” A closing word, for consolation to myself and perhaps anyone who has loved the man’s music: If there is a Heaven, a fact I routinely doubt, I can guarantee that Alex Chilton, Chris Bell and Jim Dickinson are up there making one hell of a racket. If such a place exists, I hope to go there someday.
writing wins national contests Will Abrams Staff Writer Life has moved rather fast for Sarah Lewis. The lead singer of Knoxville band Jag Star has experienced a lot since forming the band over a decade ago. Lewis had grown up with an interest in music, but it wasn’t until she and guitarist/future husband J Lewis formed the band that things got serious. The band, whose name serves as an acronym for “Just A Girl Singing To A Radio,” got its start while some of the bandmates were at UT. “J and I lived in the same apartment complex at UT, and we just kind of bonded over music,” Lewis said. Although both were involved in their own musical projects, the two decided to start a new group together. This led to a long period of shuffling through musicians before drummer Brad Williams joined the band for good back in 2001. A consistent bass player has been harder to come by for the group, but Jag Star has enjoyed the company of Drew Gilch and others along the way. “We just kind of started (the band) as a hobby, and it grew into a career,” Lewis said. “Every couple of years, we’d make a new album, and our songs kept getting picked up on different television shows, and we started playing with a lot of major acts all across the country.” The band’s music has played all over the television dial, from MTV’s “The Hills” to ABC’s “Private Practice.” Their song, “Leavin’,” was also handpicked to be on “The Hills” soundtrack, the only song by an independent artist to do so. From time to time, Lewis also competes in national songwriting competitions. The band’s songs “Does Anybody Know” and “Mouth” won two such contests in 2006 and 2002, respectively. “I never know how to answer the whole songwriting thing because it’s not like I just sit around trying to think of these poetic things all the time,” Lewis said. “It usually just hits me.” One of the biggest surprises for the band was when they received an invitation to play for American troops around the
world. “I actually got an e-mail from the Pentagon, and I almost deleted it because it looked bogus to me,” Lewis joked. Accepting this invitation led the band around the world to places like Afghanistan, Singapore and Cuba. “As scared as we were, we thought ‘well that’s the least we could do,’” Lewis said. “It just kind of makes us appreciate what we have.” With all that the band was going through already, things grew serious for Lewis when she became pregnant with her first child as the band was working in the studio. “(J and I) were really excited, but I was really sick for a long time from the pregnancy, and it kind of put off the album for a while,” Lewis said. In spite of the album’s delay, the couple has learned to love their new roles in life. “We thought that having our music career … was like the greatest thing in the whole world, but it’s gone to second place now,” Lewis said. The two parents enjoy their new responsibilities so much that they are expecting their second child in July, roughly a year-and-a-half after the birth of their first. With the new addition on stage for the band’s upcoming shows, Lewis promises that the sight will be interesting. “I’m hoping everyone’s going to think it’s cool to see a big baby bump on stage,” Lewis said. “It’s going to be there whether they like it or not.” The band’s fifth album, “Static Bliss,” deals with a lot of the issues the band has been going through with pregnancies and the drama of normal life. “‘Pressure,’ the No. 2 song on the album, actually came from all the stress … and panicking like every pregnant girl goes through,” Lewis said. After stepping down briefly from the Knoxville scene, the band is ready to rock out for the local fans. “(Knoxville) is our home and … we are just trying to get the word out there that we are back,” Lewis said. Jag Star will perform at the Square Room March 19 at 8 p.m. in celebration of its latest album.
Friday, March 19, 2010
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Dooley optimistic after first spring practice
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Left: UT football coach Derek Dooley speaks to the media after Thursday’s spring practice. The Vols will take part in 14 practices before culminating in the Orange and White Spring Game on April 17. Right: UT defensive line coach Chuck Smith shouts instructions during Thursday’s spring football practice. The Vols began their first spring workouts under new head coach Derek Dooley at Haslam field on Thursday.
Erin Exum Staff Writer After being named Tennessee’s new head coach in January, Derek Dooley has remained under the radar and kept a low profile. He finally broke his silence Wednesday at a press conference where he discussed spring practice, players’ progress and the changes for Tennessee football. Now, with spring practices underway, Dooley continues to show Vol fans just what his future plans are. At the conclusion of Thursday’s practice, Dooley remained optimistic about
the energy level but revealed that sophomore Bryce Brown is no longer a current member of the Tennessee team. “Bryce Brown came to me and indicated he’s dealing with a lot of personal and family problems right now,” Dooley said. “Concerns that I believe stem from number one, some of the reasons he came here, and number two, his experience over the first six months while he was here. As of right now, he’s not a part of the team. It doesn’t mean we’ve kicked him off by any means; we want Bryce here. He’s going to be here for the rest of the semester, but my focus is on
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the other 85 guys who are here and have great spirit about the direction of the program.” Dooley said that while he was surprised at Brown’s decision, he knew that Brown had been dealing with issues over the past six months. As for the remainder of the team, Dooley seemed hopeful but prepared for the work the Vols will need throughout the spring. “It was an outstanding first practice, good spirit,” Dooley said. “I think the thing I was most pleased about was organizationally, it went very well. And that’s a hard thing when it’s your first
practice with all new coaches and all new players. There is certainly a lot to clean up. It was a good start, but looking forward to the next one.” Also making his debut on Haslam Field Thursday was junior college transfer quarterback Matt Simms. Simms called the practice a success and said he wants to continue to improve during spring season. “At first, it’s going to take you a while to get used to the style of practice and the way your teammates play football around you,” Simms said. “But that’s all just part of adapting to your surroundings. I just have to keep get-
ting better every day.” Simms is one of many vying for the quarterback spot. Dooley noted during his press conference on Wednesday that he would not make any decisions about the position until spring practice concludes. Senior Nick Stephens comes in with the most experience, while freshmen Nash Nance and Tyler Bray will fight for playing time. Dooley said that while the players continue to fight for starting positions, the coaching staff will continue to get to know all of the athletes. “I’m still not going to know them until we put the
pads on, then I’m still not going to know them until we go and play a game,” Dooley said. “And they’re not going to know us. So it’s going to take a full year. Everything is good right now. We haven’t lost, we haven’t played anybody.” Still, Dooley admitted he sensed an exciting feel at practice. “It was a very workmanlike day,” Dooley said. “They were having some fun out there. They were focused on the job. I’ve sensed that in the last couple of weeks. They’re starting to turn, and they’re feeling good about where we’re headed.”
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March 19 - 20, 2010
Friday, March 19 — Baseball South Carolina Columbia, S.C. 7 p.m.
Men’s Golf Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational Statesboro, Ga. All Day Women’s Swimming NCAA Championships West Lafayette, Ind. All Day
Saturday, March 20 — Women’s Rowing Minnesota Knoxville 9 a.m. Softball Georgia DH-1 Knoxville 1 p.m. Baseball South Carolina Columbia, S.C. 4 p.m.
“This is, far and away, the best pitching we’ve had since I’ve been here.” — UT baseball coach Todd Raleigh on the Vols’ performance against Morehead State
Friday, March 19, 2010
Osborne’s hot hitting paces Vols’ 13-2 win Robby O’Daniel Chief Copy Editor On a chilly, overcast Wednesday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium, the UT baseball team’s bats were hot, demolishing the Morehead State Eagles 13-2. Vols shortstop Zach Osborne was coming off hitting two home runs and driving in a career-high five RBIs against Marshall on Sunday. How did he follow that performance? He was not recorded out until the eighth inning on Wednesday. The sophomore from Louisville, Ky., hit a grand slam in his first at-bat in the first inning, driving the ball about 330 feet, just over the left-field fence. The blast made the game 6-0, and the Eagles would not escape that tumultuous first before a RBI single from second baseman Khayyan Norfolk pushed the score to 7-0. Osborne said the timing of the home run was crucial for the Vols. “It was huge,” he said. “We’ve been known in the past to kind of … sit around on our heels, and then at the end we’ll jump on them. So it was great, coming out in the first inning and bouncing on them.” UT head coach Todd Raleigh said the game’s starter, Rob Catapano, twisted his ankle on Tuesday. The team did not know how long he could go, but the overall performance of the six Vol pitchers in the game pleased him. “(Catapano) could have went longer today, but our pitching was so good tonight,” Raleigh said. “We brought in some pretty good guys in the end there. This is, far and away, the best pitching we’ve had since I’ve been here.” And the Eagles seemed to never recover from that first inning, when Eagles starter Tyler Hieneman gave up three hits, three walks and one hit-by-pitch. Hieneman was chased from the game after only pitching two-thirds of an inning and being charged with five earned runs. All the while, the Zach Osborne Show continued. In the very next frame — the top of the second — the Eagles loaded the bases immediately with two basehits and a hit-by-pitch. But Osborne charged a bounding ball toward shortstop and flipped to Norfolk to begin a double play that stifled a potential Eagles’ comeback. In the Vols’ half of the second inning, the hit parade continued for Tennessee when a Matt Hamaker solo shot — his third homer of the season — made the game 8-1. After third baseman Matt Duffy walked and Osborne hit a basehit off the glove of Eagles second baseman Travis Redmon, right fielder Charley Thurber drove both Duffy and Osborne home with a two-out single to balloon the score to 10-1. Osborne added a slicing double to the left-field
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The Diamond Vols sported green jerseys for their St. Patrick’s Day victory over Morestead State on Wednesday. UT hits the road for a matchup with South Carolina in Columbia on Friday. wall in the fourth inning to put him only a triple away from hitting for the cycle. His first attempt to do so in the sixth inning proved fruitless, as a pitch hit him on the left shoulder. He ended up scoring as part of a three-run Vols inning, thanks to a wild pitch and outfielder P.J. Polk’s two-run double, which made the score 13-1. Osborne’s last opportunity at hitting for the cycle came in the bottom of the eighth inning, with fellow Pleasant Ridge Park High School graduate Cody Gibson on the mound for the Eagles. Osborne said he was not thinking about the cycle when the chance for one arose. “No, I try to stay away from that,” he said. “I was just trying to put a good swing on the kid’s pitch. Actually the pitcher, I went to high school with him, so it was kind of fun to experience that. But I was just trying to put another good swing on the ball.” He did make major contact with the ball but fell short, popping out toward the left-center field gap. A ninth-inning home run from Eagles left fielder Andrew Deeds made the score 13-2, but it was ultimately too little, too late for a team that had its top three spots in the batting order go a combined 0-for-
12 in the game. Luck of the Irish In a game where the Vols did not seem to need any luck, they sported green jerseys in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. “(The green jerseys were) just something we’ve had,” Raleigh said. “We didn’t order them or anything. They were just in there. Kids like them a little bit, so we had them in there, so why not? Actually the green and orange looks OK.” Osborne, who said his recent outings have bolstered his confidence going into conference play, also enjoys the uniforms. “It’s something different, something cool,” Osborne said. “We like it. It’s a tradition now, I guess.” The team had more luck in them this year than in 2009 when the Vols donned them for a 5-2 loss to Coastal Carolina. Hawn mans first base again Cody Hawn also went back to fielding first base on Wednesday. Following a return from an arm injury, he had served as the team’s designated hitter for 13 straight games.