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On to the next one Brad Merritt Sports Editor 164 people face charges over massacres in Nigeria LAGOS, Nigeria — A Nigerian police spokesman says 164 people will be charged with a variety of offenses, including terrorism, for their suspected roles in the slaughter of more than 200 people in central Nigeria this month. Spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu says 41 suspects will be charged with terrorism for their alleged role in the March 7 massacres in villages south of the regional capital of Jos. If convicted, they face possible life in prison. Ojukwu says others will be charged with illegally holding firearms, rioting and other offenses. The fighting crosses religious lines but often also involves politics, economics and land. Mostly Christians died in the March 7 bloodletting. January rioting in the region left more than 300 people dead, most Muslims. Thousands rally for immigration reform in DC WASHINGTON — Frustrated with the pace of action to overhaul the country’s immigration system, thousands of demonstrators descended on the nation’s capital Sunday, waving American flags and holding homemade signs in English and Spanish. President Barack Obama, who promised to make overhauling the immigration system a top priority in his first year, sought to reassure those at the rally with a video message presented on giant screens at the National Mall. The president said he was committed to working with Congress this year on a comprehensive bill to fix a “broken immigration system.” Obama said problems include families being torn apart, employers gaming the system and police officers struggling to keep communities safe. The president, whose comments were released as he worked to get last-minute votes on a health care overhaul, said he would do everything in his power to forge a bipartisan consensus on immigration reform. Militant group in Kabul with draft peace deal KABUL — Thirteen Afghan civilians died in violence Sunday as the nation’s hard-line vice president expressed hopes for reconciliation and representatives of a militant group with ties to the Taliban brought their own draft of a peace deal to the capital. Talk of reconciling with insurgents has done little to slow the fighting across Afghanistan, yet the issue is gaining steam, partly fueled by a “peace jirga” that Afghan President Hamid Karzai will host in late April or early May.

Nash Armstrong Editor-in-Chief PROVIDENCE, R.I. — With the elimination of Kansas Saturday at the hands of Northern Iowa, the Tennessee Volunteers will face the highestremaining seed in the Midwest bracket, No. 2 Ohio State, in St. Louis for the Sweet Sixteen. They move on to St. Louis by virtue of their 83-68 victory over Ohio in the round of 32. Tennessee and head coach Bruce Pearl enter the Sweet 16 for the third time in the last four years and the sixth time in the program’s history. With just one more victory, Pearl will do what no other UT coach could do: advance to the Elite Eight. Pearl said the formula to the Elite Eight is very simple. “You’ve got to win a game,” Pearl said after Saturday’s victory. “You’ve just got to win another game. We’d like to — one more would get us to a place we’ve not been, and that’s the Elite Eight. So certainly the team has great motivation to accomplish that.” See BASKETBALL on Page 8

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J.P. Prince, Brian Williams, and Wayne Chism pose for the camera after UT’s second round victory over Ohio on Saturday. The Vols travel to St. Louis for a Sweet 16 matchup with Ohio State on Friday.

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The UT softball team wrapped up a three-game series against Georgia this weekend, dropping two of three contests to the Bulldogs. The Lady Vols will look to get back on track with a doubleheader against Kentucky on Tuesday.

Forum focuses on nuclear security Matt Miller Staff Writer The UT Science Forum continued Friday with a presentation from Howard Hall, professor of nuclear engineering, on the global challenges to nuclear weapon security. Hall was the third professor selected in the UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair program, a state-funded objective to hire the most experienced researchers in the field. Hall earned his Ph.D in

nuclear chemistry, worked in a nuclear laboratory and as a professor of chemistry at University of California, Berkeley, before joining the UT faculty. “We take a very broad view when it comes to nuclear security,” Hall said. “We must ensure nuclear weapons are safe, secure and a few. “Research is always ongoing to improve strategies to ensure the safety, traceability and reduction of nuclear threats,” Hall said. “The bad things that hap-

pen when these things are misused are preventable,” Hall said. “One of the things we can do to make sure there are few is to deny others the ability to obtain nuclear weapons.” However, over time it has become easier for countries to begin developing nuclear weapons. Hall said nine countries now have nuclear capabilities and “we are on the verge of the 10th with Iran.” See FORUM on Page 3

The Office of Student Orientation and Leadership Development is hosting several events and workshops that focus on women and leadership in the workplace. The Leadership Workshop Series: Women at Work will host four events throughout March and April. “We are having this series because it’s a good chance for women to have an opportunity to learn from others’ experiences in the work place,” Michele Stauffer, director of the SOLD office, said. The first program, “Through the Labyrinth ... Beyond the Glass Ceiling,” was at the Baker Center on March 4. It featured guest speakers Nissa Dahlin-Brown, Baker Center associate director, and her student assistant, Elizabeth Williams. The upcoming events will be “Women and Salary Negotiation,” “What I Wish I Knew,” and “Work and Home/Life Balance.” “Women and Salary Negotiation” will take place on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Career Services classroom 101 in Dunford Hall. Stauffer said Career Services is co-sponsoring this event. “This program will focus on topics and issues in the work setting for women,” she said.

The workshop’s main goals are to teach students current statistics about the gender wage gap and how to negotiate their future salaries. Suzette Stiles, graduate assistant of Career Services, will present. “What I Wish I Knew” will have a panel of UT alumnae to share some of the secrets they learned over the years that would have helped them in the beginning of their careers. It will take place at the Black Cultural Center’s multipurpose room on April 6 at 4 p.m. “This is an opportunity to network and connect,” Stauffer said. “A part of the SOLD office is leadership development, and we believe that anyone can be a leader.” “Work and Home/Life Balance” will be on April 13, in the UC room 221 at 4 p.m. Margaret Sallee, assistant professor in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, will present the workshop. “This workshop will specifically focus on and teach students how to balance life and a successful career,” Stauffer said. Amber Ingram, senior in biology and Spanish, said she is interested in attending this workshop. “I want to attend this workshop because I think it would be beneficial to learn how to balance work life and family life,” Ingram said.


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• 8 a.m. untill 4:30 p.m. — The Honors Symposium, a daylong event, features the work of over 25 honors students and speeches by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander at 8:30 a.m. and by noted writer and journalist Richard Rodriguez at 12:20 p.m. UT Interim President Jan Simek leads a discussion session on “The University in Crisis” at 10:10 a.m. All events take place in the Baker Center. For a complete schedule, visit

Thursday, March 23 — •3 p.m. until 4 p.m. — Joyce A. Coombs presents on “The Pigeon River Recovery Project: 2001-2010” in the Pendergrass Library of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

• 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. — The International House presents an “Introduction to Tao and Feng Shui” as part of its Coffee House series. A professional Taoist leads the presentation, which is free and open to the public, in the I-House Great Room. • 7 p.m. — TSponsored by the CPC Women’s Coordinating Council, Guerrilla Girls on Tour, a New York City-based touring theater company that celebrates the past, present and future women’s history, in the UC Auditorium. “Feminists are Funny” is a fast and physical romp through the works of some of the most prominent and amusing women of the 20th century as well as the famous visual works, street theater actions and excerpts from their current comedy routine

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Students enjoyed the beautiful spring weather outside this weekend. Although it cooled down on Sunday, the weather will be in the mid 50’s and 60’s throughout the week.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY • 1765 — In an effort to raise funds to pay off debts and defend the vast new American territories won from the French in the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), the British government passes the Stamp Act on this day in 1765. The legislation levied a direct tax on all materials printed for commercial and legal use in the colonies, from newspapers and pamphlets to playing cards and dice. Though the Stamp Act employed a strategy that was a common fundraising vehicle in England, it stirred a storm of protest in the colonies. The colonists had recently been hit with three major taxes: the Sugar Act (1764), which levied new duties on imports of textiles, wines, coffee and sugar; the Currency Act (1764), which caused a major decline in the value of the

paper money used by colonists; and the Quartering Act (1765), which required colonists to provide food and lodging to British troops. With the passing of the Stamp Act, the colonists' grumbling finally became an articulated response to what they saw as the mother country's attempt to undermine their economic strength and independence. They raised the issue of taxation without representation, and formed societies throughout the colonies to rally against the British government and nobles who sought to exploit the colonies as a source of revenue and raw materials. By October of that year, nine of the 13 colonies sent representatives to the Stamp Act Congress, at which the colonists drafted the

"Declaration of Rights and Grievances," a document that railed against the autocratic policies of the mercantilist British empire. Realizing that it actually cost more to enforce the Stamp Act in the protesting colonies than it did to abolish it, the British government repealed the tax the following year. The fracas over the Stamp Act, though, helped plant seeds for

a far larger movement against the British government and the eventual battle for independence. Most important of these was the formation of the Sons of Liberty--a group of tradesmen who led antiBritish protests in Boston and other seaboard cities--and other groups of wealthy landowners who came together from the across the colonies. Well after the Stamp

Act was repealed, these societies continued to meet in opposition to what they saw as the abusive policies of the British empire. Out of their meetings, a growing nationalism emerged that would culminate in the fighting of the American Revolution only a decade later. — Courtesy of

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NASHVILLE — Police say a driver is in critical condition after crashing a stolen car into the steps of Nashville’s Metro Court House on Sunday. The crash occured near the corner of 3rd Avenue and Deaderick Street. The car went up two flights of the courthouse stairs. WSMV-TV in Nashville reports that the driver was traveling at excessive speeds but was not being pursued. Police arrived to find the vehicle on fire and the driver on the floor board in the rear of the car. The driver, who has not been named, was in critical condition at a Nashville hospital.

District Attorney Ray Whitley is appealing a judge’s decision to dismiss the case. A state appeals court agreed with the judge that lying about income isn’t theft of a service. Whitley said people lying about their incomes are “getting by with committing fraud against the housing authority, and ultimately against the taxpayers, with impunity.” Sumner County Public Defender David Doyle said the issue is “whether the theft of services statute covered the activity.” “The question is, does it constitute a criminal offense?” he said. Doyle, who represents three women, said the high court has heard oral arguments.

Rulings on public housing rent fraud appealed

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GALLATIN, Tenn. — A district attorney is asking the Tennessee Supreme Court to let him bring criminal charges against public housing tenants who hide income to get cheaper rent. The Tennessean reports that Sumner County

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Democratic Rep. John Tanner says he decided against supporting President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul bill over the expected cost. Tanner said in a statement Sunday that he doesn’t think the bill adequate-

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ly addresses the “longterm trend of rising health care costs.” The measure seeks to extend coverage to 32 million uninsured people and the Congressional Budget Office estimates the proposal would cost $940 billion over 10 years. Fellow Democratic Rep. Lincoln Davis has not said how he will vote on the latest version of the bill after voting against the previous measure. Last week, fellow Democratic Rep. Bart Gordon said he had changed his mind and would support the bill. Tenn. woman seeks photos for Vietnam memorial JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — A White Bluff woman is trying to gather photographs of the more than 1,300 Tennesseans who died in the Vietnam War. The effort is part of the “Put a Face with a Name” project of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which maintains a virtual memorial wall on its Web site. The Johnson City Press reports Judy Gorman King


approached the paper for help finding the photographs of about 45 people listed as having lived in Washington County. A recent check of those names on the virtual wall Web site found photographs posted for only four of them. Two were soldiers — Nilon Kay Bacon of Fall Branch and Eugene Delano Franklin of Johnson City — and two were Marines — James David Bowers and Andrew Martin, both of Johnson City. “I want to make sure nobody slips through the cracks,” King said. King is a poet whose visits to the memorial wall in Washington, D.C., have inspired several of her verses. She has a brother who served three tours in Vietnam. He survived unharmed.

Hall believes researchers must focus on locating these risks, tracing and eliminating them to provide security for the U.S. “We need to be able to find those threats, should they get into the U.S.,” Hall said. “If we ever find a nuclear bomb sitting somewhere and we get to it before it goes off, we want to be able to find out exactly where it came from.” Hall also identifies the fast-paced economy’s vulnerability to the threat of nuclear weapons, particularly in searching cargo ships for nuclear material. “Our economy has moved into a just-in-time delivery mode,” Hall said. “If the port of L.A. beach was shut down for a week, Walmart would go out of business. That’s amazing.” Popular concerns with nuclear capabilities focus on different countries and leaders around the world. Hall points out that these

are not the country’s only concerns. “There have been real cases of nuclear material found on the black market,” Hall said. As far as the future of nuclear security, Hall said steps are being taken to further the goals of protecting and strengthening that security. “The question is how can we tomorrow measure, track and secure strategic material and nuclear weapons,” Hall said. “The key is we depend on people.” Mark Littmann, UT Science Forum program chairman, believes the Governor’s Chair program has been effective in bringing in distinguished scientists. “I know Dr. Hall has high-level security clearance. I just wish he could share with us more of what he knows about the nuclear threat from Iran and North Korea. I would promise not to tell,” Littmann joked. The UT Science Forum is held Fridays at noon in dining rooms C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.

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Outsourcing makes economy more efficient In his Feb. 23 column, “Outsourcing contributes to unemployment,” Design Editor Patrick Relford flaunts his pervasive design skills; he must have designed a new theory of economics because his conclusions cannot be drawn from accepted scientific theory. He uses his designs to criticize a deservedly respected statesman, Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. Relford’s unrelenting economic ignorance begins with his confusion as to what subject he is actually discussing. His first two paragraphs exalt blue-collar labor as essential to our society. From his title and this, we gather that he wants to protect manufacturing jobs in the United States. Then he pulls from a research report a quote about the outsourcing of service sector jobs. Relford does not even know that service sector jobs are not blue-collar jobs. Relford’s blunder is compounded because the quote, unrelated to his subject, is the factual basis upon which his criticism of Duncan stands. Moreover, he misinterprets the quote altogether. The quote reads, “the outsourcing of service sector jobs to specialized U.S. firms began in response to the early 1980s recessions.” Relford thinks this quote means that companies began outsourcing jobs overseas. What it actually says is that companies began outsourcing their service positions to specialized firms within the U.S. For example, a manufacturing company can increase efficiency by outsourcing its customer service and employee benefits to firms that specialize in those areas. These jobs are not going overseas; they could be going to a different floor of the same building, but this is still outsourcing, as the report defines it. Forgiving his small mistakes, I turn to Relford’s big one. He has considered only the short-term economic effects on one group of people — job losses among bluecollar workers. When studying economic phenomena, a good, disinterested economist must consider all effects on all people, and this is what Duncan has done. Assuming that Relford has good and disinterested intentions, if he does not agree with Duncan’s reasoning, it is because he has not followed it, which at this point cannot be a surprise. Relford’s view is narrow. Broadening our perspective, we learn that, in a free market, overseas outsourcing is a short-term cost to some that benefits everyone else and, in the long run, through repetition and reciprocity, will benefit all. Economic progress is any decrease in the ratio of human labor to consumption. Government protection of blue-collar jobs is a protection of labor at the expense of consumption — it is an economically regressive policy. When the government protects domestic production from cheaper foreign competition, the result is a higher price of consumption. We should not sacrifice our interest as consumers to our interest as producers because the former is infinitely more important. The end of every economic act is consumption — production is the means. We produce that we may consume — not the other way around — and our mode of production should therefore be that by which we can consume most cheaply. Every economic efficiency is a benefit to society, and cheaper labor is no exception. Alex Winston Senior in political science

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Sam Smith IV It seems that I can’t open a paper or look into local news without hearing about states or counties deciding it’s a good idea to balance their struggling and decreasing budgets on the backs of our teachers and students. One might think this constant issue is the most serious problem facing our education system today, and until last week, I would have agreed. That is, until I read that the Republicans of the Texas Board of Education decided that Thomas Jefferson really wasn’t that influential on the philosophical arguments that led to the creation of America. I found this particularly disturbing, and quite confusing, especially considering the fact that Jefferson was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence. That is until I learned that Jefferson coined the term “separation of church and state.” I guess that somehow, in the minds of those who voted this way, that automatically relegated his position in history to “some dude who happened to be president.” Just for the record, I want to know if there is any Republican reading this who has the audacity to tell me that this is a legitimate historical argument, and that he or she is not ashamed of this? But it doesn’t just stop here. In an attempt to mitigate what they see as “liberal bias” on facts, the conservatives are now pretending that a secular government wasn’t the intention of the founding fathers, that there were “unintended consequences” of Title IX, that the internment of the Japanese during World War II wasn’t really racist. None of this surprises me much. For years, schools were teaching that Ronald

Reagan was a fiscally responsible president who signed into law the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. They ignored the fact that he was responsible for the ballooning of the national debt and that he opposed and threatened to veto the King holiday until he realized that he didn’t have the votes to do so. Some books even referred to the Civil War (and perhaps some still do) as the War of Northern Aggression. Perhaps those involved in rewriting history have good intentions. I’m sure they believe that forcing religion down our students’ throats will make them more moral little beings. Perhaps they are thinking, “Well these kids weren’t there during Jefferson, during Roosevelt or Kennedy; they won’t know the difference, and we can save some face in the process.” I’ll admit, brainwashing the youth to persuade them that certain things didn’t happen is a clever way to avoid talking about the shameful things in which our political parties, states or country may have engaged, but it’s wrong. A good friend of mine once reminded me that, over the past 65 years or so, our world has made more social progress than in many of the centuries that preceded it. Our children should learn how quickly we have made that progress. In order to truly understand what makes us so great, they should have the knowledge to determine what made us, and sometimes still does make us, ugly in a lot of ways. Our, thank God, dead legacies of political elitism, racism, sexism, positivist notions on foreign policy, exploitation of the lower class and greed. It is only until we fundamentally understand the flaws of our nation, former and current, that we can truly appreciate where and who we are. No conservative religious wing nut rewriting history should ever try to change that. — Sam Smith IV is a junior in journalism and electronic media. He can be reached at

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Although I do not usually like to address my critics in my column, I want to make a special case for the letter (”Socialism reasonable solution for unjust capitalist system”) from March 17 authored by Justin Tillson, senior in Spanish and political science. Tillson wrote his letter in response to my March 15 column (”Current events show arguments’ error”). I want to begin this column by thanking Tillson for giving me the opportunity to actually demonstrate my previously articulated sentiment that the majority of students lack the knowledge to effectively support their arguments. For those of you who did not catch Tillson’s letter, he basically argues that the CIA World Factbook statistics conclude that the United States is not only far behind most EU membership countries in economic equality, but many EU countries also rival the U.S. in terms of GDP per capita, all while providing extensive welfare benefits that the U.S. does not provide. First of all, Tillson, in the future, when using statistics, I would recommend actually citing the correct name of the list to which you refer. The Distribution of Family Income or the Gini Index is erroneously referred to by Tillson as simply “economic equality”: Tillson then does some quick subtraction and orders the list backwards so that the U.S. is now 91 out of 134 instead 43 out of 134. If it sounds confusing, that’s because Tillson worked the data to make it fit his argument better. Tillson proceeds to argue that the U.S. falls between Uruguay and Cameroon in economic equality and that the countries closest to most economically equal are Norway and Sweden or countries in the EU (again these numbers don’t directly correlate with the CIA data). Of course Tillson leaves out the most interesting

fact, which is that Greece also ranks way, way, way above the U.S. in economic equality. Yes, you read that correctly. The country that is currently threatening to collapse the Euro and subsequently all the EU membership economies is ranked above the U.S. in what Tillson refers to as “economic equality.” How does this happen, one might ask. Well, first of all we have to look at how this “economic equality” is actually produced. A quick look at another comparison list in the CIA World Factbook reveals the whole story, something in which Tillson obviously wasn’t very interested. For those of you who already understand that there’s no such thing as a free lunch, it should not come as much of a surprise that many of the EU nations have massive GDP to debt ratios with both Norway and the U.K. at over 60 percent. Another one of Tillson’s favorites, Sweden stands at 43.2 percent. And of course, Greece, the land of opportunity if you look at Tillson’s “economic equality” list, stand at 108.1 percent. To spell it out: These countries cannot actually afford this socialism. Public debt is financing it all!!! And if anyone wants to see what happens when the chickens finally come home to roost, just take a look at Greece. A country cannot accumulate more debt indefinitely without significant economic consequences. Where is the U.S. in all of this? We’re under all of these countries in terms of debt at 39.7 percent. I’m not really sure that this number is something to actually praise as it’s obviously still too high, but it stays well below the debt of these EU countries, and the main reason is that we have not become the same type of massive welfare state and then paid for it by borrowing. We (or rather an enlightened few in the U.S.) also understand that socialization hurts the economy and thus decreases tax revenue significantly, which in turn has just contributed to the debt problems in the EU and the ultimate unsustainability of the welfare state. I will finish this two-part series next week. — Anna Parker is a senior in English literature. She can be reached at

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Ramsey ramps up attacks in governor’s race The Associated Press PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey has so far been the most reluctant to go on the offensive against rival candidates for the Republican nomination for Tennessee governor. No longer. After a candidate forum on tourism at Dollywood late last week, Ramsey likened U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp’s congressional record to a drunken sailor on a spending spree and said Memphis prosecutor Bill Gibbons’ comments on mountaintop removal coal mining as “alarmist environmentalism.” “My main target is the people I disagree with,” Ramsey told The Associated Press on Friday. “I’m pointing out differences.” Wamp said during the forum that he takes offense to others trying to “demean” his record in Congress. “I have served honorably, well and effectively and it’s given me a real insight on not only how these things work but how to get things done,” the Chattanooga congressman said.

paign cash but has been the most vocal critic of Haslam. Gibbons drew Ramsey’s ire Friday for suggesting at the forum that the practice of mountaintop removal coal mining endangers tourism in the Great Smoky Mountains. Ramsey called that comment “the most ridiculous statement I ever heard from Bill Gibbons,” because there’s no coal in the Smoky Mountains and because mining is banned in national forests. “That’s extremist, alarmist environmentalism that I don’t like,” Ramsey said. Gibbons said he sees the issue more broadly. “I’m not talking about the park; I’m talking about all the mountains in East Tennessee,” he said. Wamp meanwhile questioned Ramsey at the forum why he hasn’t done more as Senate speaker to restore education money for Sevier County lost in a recent overhaul of the state’s school funding formula. “There’s nine ways to skin a cat if you’re an effective legislator,” Wamp said. “And I have been one for 16 years.”

Asked after the event whether he was demeaning Wamp’s record, Ramsey said: “Yes, absolutely.” Ramsey cited Wamp’s votes on expensive federal programs like the bailout of the U.S. banking system and for congressional earmarks. “He claims to be a fiscal conservative, and yet he spends money like a drunken sailor,” Ramsey said. “The only difference is that drunken sailors are spending their own money, and when they run out, they have to stop. “And Washington, D.C., has neither one of those two principles.” Ramsey and Wamp have been jockeying for the conservative vote in the primary in which Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam has been the dominant fundraiser. Ramsey, a Blountville auctioneer, is the lone remaining gubernatorial candidate bound by a law that prevents sitting lawmakers from raising campaign money while the state Legislature is in session. He has chafed at suggestions from Wamp and Gibbons that he should exit the race. Gibbons has lagged behind all his GOP rivals in cam-




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Monday, March 22, 2010


Legendary singer Chilton dies The Associated Press

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Alex Chilton, the singer and guitarist who had a No. 1 hit as a gravel-voiced teen with “The Letter” and went on to influence a generation of musicians through his work with Big Star, died Wednesday in New Orleans. He was 59. The Memphis, Tenn., native died at a hospital after experiencing what appeared to be heart problems, said his longtime friend John Fry. Chilton had his first taste of fame with the Box Tops, the band he and his friends started in Memphis. He was 16 but sounded much older when “The Letter,” which opens with the lines “Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane. Ain’t got time to take a fast train ...” hit the top of the charts in 1967. Their other hits were “Soul Deep” and “Cry Like a Baby.” But Chilton soon realized he didn’t enjoy playing it straight, said his thenproducer, Chips Moman. “He wanted to do his own thing,” Moman said in an interview Thursday. “He didn’t want to do those kinds of songs we were doing. Sometimes that’s more powerful than the money you receive for a hit record.” It was Chilton’s work with a second Memphis band, Big Star, in the early 1970s that cemented his legacy as a pioneering voice for a generation of kids looking for something real in the glossy world of pop music. The band was never a commercial success, but R.E.M. counted Chilton as an influence, the Replacements namechecked him with their 1987 song “Alex Chilton,” and his band still provides a

template for musicians today. “In my opinion, Alex was the most talented triple threat musician out of Memphis — and that’s saying a ton,” Paul Westerberg, the former Replacements frontman, said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. “His versatility at soulful singing, pop rock songwriting, master of the folk idiom, and his delving into the avant garde, goes without equal. He was also a hell of a guitar player and a great guy.” Chilton’s influence was widely felt in the 1980s and 1990s, when a generation of listeners looked to songs like “Thirteen,” ‘’I’m in Love With a Girl” and “In the Street” (widely known as the theme song for “That ‘70s Show”) because they perfectly captured teen angst and relayed sometimes-dark emotions that were universal. “There was this feeling of yearning,” Lou Barlow said, a member of the bands Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh. “The songs were beautiful, and the melodies were just almost like intuitive.” Big Star’s three 1970s albums all earned spots on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest. In addition to sporadic solo work, Chilton reformed Big Star with members of The Posies in the 1990s to tour and released “In Space” under the Big Star name in 2005. A box set of the group’s work was released last fall. “Alex was an amazingly talented person, not just as a musician and vocalist and a songwriter, but he was intelligent and well-read and interested in a wide number of music genres,” said Fry, the owner of Memphis-based Ardent

Studios. Chilton said in a 1987 interview with The Associated Press that he didn’t mind flying under the radar with Big Star and later as a solo artist. “What would be ideal would be to make a ton of money and have nobody know about you,” he said. “Fame has a lot of baggage to carry around. I wouldn’t want to be like Bruce Springsteen. I don’t need that much money and wouldn’t want to have 20 bodyguards following me.” Chilton had been scheduled to perform with Big Star on Saturday at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. “Alex Chilton always messed with your head, charming and amazing you while doing so. His gift for melody was second to none, yet he frequently seemed in disdain of that gift,” the festival’s creative director, Brent Gulke, said in an email. Original Big Star member Jody Stephens and Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer of The Posies, who joined Chilton in the reformed group, all plan to play Saturday’s show as scheduled. Stringfellow said the band will likely invite special guests to join in, but that details were just starting to be worked out. “That Alex died two days before we were going to play, it has dropped the bomb on South by Southwest in a lot of ways,” Stringfellow said in a phone interview from Paris. “We have a lot of fans there. I hope this show will be a good release and a kind of way to memorialize Alex. He deserves that and a lot more.” See CHILTON on Page 7


Monday, March 22, 2010

Private drama plagues Bullock The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Sandra Bullock is on a career high. America’s Sweetheart and “Miss Congeniality” was repeatedly anointed as Hollywood royalty this year, sweeping awards season and capping it off with an Oscar for her role as a devoted mom in “The Blind Side.” But as this Tinseltown fairy tale played out on camera, real-life drama may have been brewing behind the scenes. With worldwide attention on the brand-new Oscar winner — who first captured hearts as a brave bus passenger in 1994’s “Speed” and went on to amass more than two dozen movie credits — Bullock is being dogged by tabloid reports of problems with her husband of nearly five years. Internet rumors surfaced Wednesday that the 45-yearold actress’ husband, celebrity motorcycle builder and reality-TV star Jesse James, had been unfaithful while she was making her Oscar-winning film. Bullock subsequently canceled a planned appearance next week at the London pre-

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miere of “The Blind Side,” citing “unforeseen personal reasons.” On Thursday, James apologized to his wife and three children from previous relationships through a statement issued to People magazine and later obtained by The Associated Press. “It’s because of my poor judgment that I deserve everything bad that is coming my way,” he said. “This has caused my wife and kids pain and embarrassment beyond comprehension, and I am extremely saddened to have brought this on them.” He added that “the vast majority of the allegations reported are untrue and unfounded” but offered no other details, saying, “Beyond that, I will not dignify these private matters with any further public comment.” Representatives for Bullock did not respond to calls and e-mails seeking comment Thursday. Publicly there was no indication of strife as the couple appeared happily arm-in-arm throughout Hollywood’s awards season while Bullock racked up the accolades. She called her husband

“sexy” as she accepted her Screen Actor’s Guild award. Backstage, he held her purse as she spoke to reporters. At the Golden Globes, Bullock told James from the stage, her voice cracking with emotion: “There’s no surprise that my work got better when I met you. Because I never knew what it felt like for someone to have my back.” Things were different at the Academy Awards. Bullock did not thank her husband, who appeared teary-eyed on camera as she accepted her award. Instead she thanked mothers and parents everywhere — including a poignant tribute to her own mother — along with her fellow nominees and “everyone who’s shown me kindness when it wasn’t fashionable.” Still, Bullock and James, 40, walked hand-in-hand down Oscar’s red carpet, celebrated together at the parties afterward and were photographed outside a Long Beach burger joint the next day. The actress and the “Monster Garage” star met in 2003 and married in 2005. Initially deemed an

odd match by some — she’s the girl next door, he’s a tattooed bad-boy — the couple stayed blissfully out of the public eye while continuing their individual successes. Bullock had dated actors, including Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Gosling, and was engaged to Tate Donovan, but her marriage to James is her first. James had been married twice before and is in an ongoing dispute with his most recent ex-wife over custody of their 5year-old daughter, Sunny. Bullock has said she loves James’ children as though they were her own and that the eldest, Chandler, selected her regal Oscar gown.

CHILTON continued from Page 7 Sadness over Chilton’s passing was felt all the way to Capitol Hill, where U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis said in the House: “He did it his own way, independent, iconoclastic, innovative ... He is the embodiment of Memphis music. Hard, different, independent, brilliant, beautiful. We’re lucky he came our way.” Barlow said he was unexpectedly “blindsided” by emotions when he heard of Chilton’s death and that many of his musician friends felt the same way and used Facebook to share their favorite songs. “People had no idea how much emotion would hit them,” he said in a phone interview from Austin, where he is attending South by

Southwest. “It was like a tidal wave.” Barlow said the emotional honesty of Chilton’s songs attracted a wide range of fans in the music world. Covers by bands as diverse as sunshine popsters The Bangles (“September Gurls”) and the alt-country outfit Son Volt (“Holocaust”) show the breadth of his influence. Barlow’s favorite was a rendition of “Thirteen” by the late Elliott Smith, whose musical style leaned heavily on Big Star. “There were just these moments in Alex Chilton songs that were so beautiful and so lonely, a real authentic feeling that sometimes when other people have in their songs feel self-indulgent or not real,” Barlow said. “But when Alex Chilton did it, it was like, ‘Whoa, this is so real.’”

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Monday, March 22, 2010


Turner boosts Buckeyes past Georgia Tech The Associated Press Nobody got a bigger boost than Ohio State when mighty Kansas tumbled, and the Midwest Regional suddenly went up for grabs. No way, then, that Evan Turner was going to have another bad game. Turner shook off one of the worst shooting nights of his career by coming within an assist and a rebound of his third triple-double of the season, lifting Ohio State to a 7566 victory over sloppy Georgia Tech on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Turner, a leading candidate to add national player of the year to his Big Ten honors, finished with a game-high 24 points. “The better he plays,” Ohio State coach Thad Matta said, “the better we play.” The deeper into the tournament the Buckeyes (29-7) play, too. With No. 1 Kansas, No. 3 Georgetown and No. 4 Maryland all eliminated, Ohio State has its best chance of returning to the

Final Four since Greg Oden and Mike Conley Jr. took the Buckeyes there in 2007. Ohio State faces sixth-seeded Tennessee on Friday night in St. Louis in a Midwest Regional semifinal. “It’s good to get a win out of the way,” Turner said. “Now you just have to focus on the next one. You can’t really spend time celebrating.” Jon Diebler added 20 points, and David Lighty had 18 for the Buckeyes. ACC Freshman of the Year Derrick Favors, who played just five minutes in the first half after picking up two quick fouls, keyed an 11-0 run that cut Ohio State’s lead to 65-61 with 1:47 to play. Turner made two free throws, Lighty converted both of his after an intentional foul and the Yellow Jackets (23-13) never threatened again. Beating the Buckeyes might have been a tall order anyway, but Georgia Tech (23-13) had no chance with Gani Lawal and Favors, their two leading scorers and rebounders, in foul trouble for much of the game. Favors, who finished with 10 points and

four rebounds, fouled out in the last minute. Lawal, who had three fouls before halftime, had 11 points. “It was really tough,” Lawal said. “Took us out of our rhythm.” Turnovers didn’t help, either. The Yellow Jackets had 21 miscues, eight more than they had in Friday night’s victory over Oklahoma State. The Buckeyes weren’t exactly careful with the ball, either. They had 18, nine from Turner. “We were sloppy with it,” Matta said. “For Evan, with the nine, as long as he gets me 24 (points), nine (assists) and nine (rebounds), I’ll live with it. ... When the time was needed, he delivered for us.” UC Santa Barbara bumped and hounded Turner into nine points on just 2-of-13 shooting Friday night, and the Yellow Jackets didn’t give him much more breathing room. Two Yellow Jackets were glued to Turner every time he brought the ball up the court, with top defender Iman Shumpert — Turner’s backcourtmate in

BASKETBALL continued from Page 1 With such an important game looming, most of the Volunteers are playing at an elite level. Senior forward J.P. Prince dropped a teamhigh 18 points against the Bobcats, including 7-of-9 shooting from the field and 4-of-7 from the charity stripe. This was in addition to Prince’s 15 points against the San Diego State Aztecs Thursday night. Prince said his performance was due to the performances of a teammate. “Bobby Maze, basically simple as it was,” Prince said on how the Vols converted possessions to baskets. “Advance passes and just getting us on the break. That was — we had an easy job, just lay the ball up really.” Maze, while only scoring three points of his own, gained nine dimes. Maze

junior high — all over him. But there’s a reason Turner is up for player of the year. When the Yellow Jackets eased up on their suffocating press to start the second half, Turner and the Buckeyes simply took it to the Yellow Jackets. With Turner feeding them the ball, Lighty and Jon Diebler lit it up from outside and William Buford and Dallas Lauderdale pounded the ball inside. As for Turner, well, he just hit from wherever he wanted. A 3-pointer by Lighty sparked a 14-2 run that gave the Buckeyes a 46-32 lead with 12:47 left. A layup by Favors got the Yellow Jackets within 52-43 with 9:15 to play, but Buford followed his own shot and tapped home the rebound, and the Buckeyes were off and running again. “I was just trying to take what the defense gave me,” Turner said. “I was trying to go at the right time and definitely just try to try my best to make plays and get everybody involved and definitely concentrate a little bit more on finishing shots.”

and backup point guard Melvin Goins helped to dish the ball inside, where UT scored 58 of their 83 points, while holding Ohio to only 12 points in the paint. Maze said another aspect of the Vols’ game is leading to their postseason success. “I think our defense created a lot of our plays on offense,” Maze said. “We got steals, deflections and made plays. I think that’s just where it was.” The Tennessee defense held the Bobcats’ ballscreen offense, the same squad that dropped 97 in their upset of No. 3 seed Georgetown, to only 37.9 percent shooting and 68 points, while forcing 16 turnovers. Pearl said Tennessee looked to the professional ranks to prepare for Ohio’s offense. “The way we guarded ball screens and the way they guard ball screens in the NBA,” he said. “We had to go learn how to do that.

And in this particular case, we just didn’t let their guards get to the ball screens, turned corners, it was anything they wanted. Their whole offense was predicated on turning corners. We didn’t let them turn corners.” Up next is the Ohio State Buckeyes, a team that has the possible Player of the Year, Evan Turner. Pearl said the way for UT to be successful is through the team’s identity. “Our top five guys aren’t necessarily going to win this tournament, but our 10 can,” Pearl said. “And so we are a team with — that has got many dimensions. A team that plays hard defensively. When we defend (and) rebound, we’ve got a chance to win.” The Volunteers will play Ohio State in St. Louis’ Edward Jones Dome. Tipoff is slated for Friday, with the time to be announced later on CBS.

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Buzzer beater lifts Spartans over Maryland The Associated Press Korie Lucious hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cap a frenetic finish and give injury- depleted Michigan State an 85-83 victory over Maryland on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. After star guard Kalin Lucas went down with a leg injury, the Spartans blew a 16-point lead in the second half. Greivis Vasquez’s basket put Maryland ahead 83-82 with six seconds left, but Michigan State inbounded immediately and pushed up the floor. The ball went to Lucious at the top of the key and he drained a 3 just in time, setting off a wild celebration as jubilant Spartans players streamed off the bench. “I had an open look. Time was running down. I just shot it, and it went in,” Lucious said.

No. 5 seed Michigan State advanced to play ninthseeded Northern Iowa in the Midwest Regional semifinals in St. Louis. The Panthers pulled off the most stunning upset of the tournament Saturday, beating top -seeded Kansas 69-67. A two -time all-Big Ten selection, Lucas got hurt with 2:28 remaining in the first half and did not return. He came back to the bench with 12-and-a-half minutes to play wearing a hooded sweat shirt and sweat pants, with a walking boot on his left foot and ankle. After the game, he said he was unsure if he would be able to play Friday against Northern Iowa. Lucas scored a career-high 25 points in Michigan State’s first-round victory over New Mexico State. Durrell Summers had 26 points for the Spartans (26-8), who also played without starting guard Chris

Allen (foot) for most of the game. Summers responded with by far his best NCAA tournament performance in 11 outings. Vasquez led the fourth-seeded Terrapins (24-9) with 26 points. He sparked their late comeback by scoring nine of Maryland’s final 11 points in the last two minutes. After his winning shot, Lucious backpedaled down the court, and the entire Michigan State team dogpiled on him under the Maryland basket. Even the mascot got into the act. Lucious, a sophomore, matched his season high with 13 points. “I told our team when we were up four, up six, whatever it was, we were going to win this game, and it’s going to be one of the greatest wins in the history of Michigan State,” coach Tom Izzo said.

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Hopson needs to step up in NCAA tourney Nash Armstrong Editor-In-Chief Nobody expected the UT Vols to get past the first round, but now Tennessee will board a plane to St. Louis this week for the men’s basketball tournament round of 16. At a tournament site where two higherseeds fell, Tennessee emerged victorious against the San Diego State Aztecs and Ohio University Bobcats. In these first two rounds, Volunteer seniors Wayne Chism, J.P. Prince and Bobby Maze would not let Tennessee falter. Their leadership on the court, through their actions and words, gives onlookers the sense of hostility, but they are simply holding each other to the ultimate standard: perfection. The supporting cast is also giving the Vols a “never-say-die” identity. Juniors Melvin Goins and Brian Williams are both playing at a postseason level that can only be described with high praise. While these are only a few names, all the Volunteers look as if they will not let Tennessee lose. All except one, that is. Sophomore guard Scotty Hopson, despite having 17 points in the victory versus Ohio, is playing mediocre at best.

While his final stat sheets may tell a different tale, the high school McDonald’s AllAmerican is hardly living up to that title. It is the things that do not show up on the bottom lines that Hopson is lacking. If he is not shooting well, Hopson’s attitude becomes one of laziness, not hustling after loose balls, not defending the way he can and only looking to end a (usually large) streak of field-goal misses. The Volunteers have a great chance to not only get past the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in school history, but with topseeded Kansas falling to Northern Iowa on Saturday, and numerous other well-publicized upsets, Tennessee has the opportunity to make it even farther than others have expected. When watching Hopson during first- and second-round action, he lacked intensity, hustle and what seemed to be an overall lack of desire to play until the final minutes of Saturday’s victory. To those playing the home version, this is not meant to belittle Hopson, not even to trash him, but to ask him, not as a journalist, but as a diehard Volunteer fan, to bring his A-game to St. Louis. Tennessee is ready to move from not simply a perennial top 25 team but a national powerhouse. The Vols will, however, need all hands on deck for 40 minutes, and this includes Hopson. He has the talent to be not just a high school superstar but an elite NCAA player. To Hopson, I simply ask one thing: Prove it.

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Scotty Hopson throws down a dunk against Ohio in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Providence, R.I. Hopson connected on two 3-pointers against the Bobcats en route to 17 points.

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Cain’s inside play powering Lady Vols into tournament Terrence Boone Staff Writer After suffering an injury to her knee during the Tennessee Lady Vols’ first-round loss in the NCAA Tournament to Ball State last season, sophomore center Kelley Cain had a lot to prove this season. In the Lady Vols’ opening round game against the Austin Peay Lady Governors, Cain registered 18 points and 12 rebounds in UT’s 75-42 win. Cain posted only two blocks in the game but altered numerous shot attempts, something Lady Governors head coach Carrie Daniels noted would be a challenge with Cain’s size. “Prior to this game, we brought out broomsticks and made the players shoot over them,” Daniels said. Cain recorded the Lady Vols’ opening basket of the game, along with six of UT’s eight points before the first media timeout. Cain kept asserting herself in the paint, en route to her sixth-career double-double. Despite her presence inside, the Lady Vols led the rebounding battle by only one board at halftime, an aspect head coach Pat Summitt admitted needed to be improved for the team to be successful. “I was not happy,” she said. “Our rebounding has got to be there every night. The rebounds can separate us out. Our defense and our board play are critical for us all the time. That is why we put a place of emphasis on it. We had roll call, and they responded.” Fortunately for Summitt and the Lady Vols, the team responded in dominating the boards with a 26-8 edge over the Lady Govs in the second half and 47-28 for the game. Key

contributions came from sophomores Alyssia Brewer and Shekinna Stricklen, who contributed nine and six rebounds, respectively. But the storyline of the game was Cain, who continually battled for position inside and gave the Lady Vols an intimidating presence on the interior. Cain talked about the rebounding edge and the importance of going forward in the NCAA Tournament. “We know that rebounds win championships, and that’s one thing we really try to do is rebound it,” she said. “If we can’t do anything else — if your shots aren’t falling, you should be rebounding on both ends. It’s just something the coaches stress with us.” Throughout the course of the season, Cain’s numbers have increased as she’s gotten more touches in the UT offense. At 6foot-6, Cain poses matchup problems for anyone trying to guard or score against her. As the Lady Vols advance in the tournament and compete against the likes of undefeated Connecticut and possibly Stanford, Cain noted that her posting up and getting position against post players such as Tina Charles of UConn and Jayne Appel of Stanford will help the Lady Vols down the stretch. “Every time we get in the paint, we make sure we don’t post up with our hands,” Cain said. “We post up with our upper body. We try to show big targets for the guards, so they can get it into us.” With the Lady Vols moving ever closer to their goal of reaching San Antonio for the Final Four, Cain will continue to be called upon and come up big if Tennessee plans to walk away with some hardware.


UT’s Kelley Cain recorded her sixth double-double of her career on Saturday, tallying 18 points and 12 rebounds. The 6-foot-6 Cain outsized Austin Peay’s entire starting lineup.

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Monday, March 22, 2010


Lady Vols stand tall in first-round victory Zac Ellis Assistant Sports Editor Before tipping off against the Lady Vols in Saturday’s NCAA Tournament opening round, Austin Peay head coach Carrie Daniels was forced to get creative with her team’s preparation. The Lady Governors’ tallest starter stood 5-foot-11. The Lady Vols’ shortest starter? 6feet-tall. “I’ll be honest with you, prior to this game, we got out some broomsticks and made the players shoot over those to simulate,” Daniels said. “Because, obviously, we don’t have any players on our roster of that height.” The No. 1-seeded Lady Vols used their size advantage and a quick start to advance past No. 16-seed Austin Peay 75-42 in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Woman’s Basketball Championship on Saturday in Knoxville. UT opened the game on a 150 run and never looked back while dominating the rebounding battle 47-28. “It sets the tone,” Lady Vol head coach Pat Summitt said. “When you come out and you are ready to play, it is a feel-good for our coaching staff, our team, our fans, our administration that we are ready to play and take it up to the highest level.” Kelley Cain paced the Lady Vols (31-2) with 18 points and 12 rebounds for her sixth-career double-double. Angie Bjorklund tallied 14 points, including four 3-pointers, while Shekinna Stricklen added 12 for UT. Ashley Herring notched 21 points for Austin Peay (15-18). No other Lady Governor recorded more than eight points. Playing its first-round game at Thompson-Boling Arena in front of a predominately orangeand-white crowd, the Lady Vols controlled tempo in the early moments of the contest. UT went to the 6-foot-6 Cain, guard-

Hayley DeBusk • The Daily Beacon

Glory Johnson launches a shot in Saturday’s NCAA Tournament matchup against Austin Peay. Johnson notched eight points and eight rebound against the Lady Governors.

ed by Austin Peay’s 5-foot-11 Jasmine Rayner, for six of the Lady Vols’ first eight points. “(Cain’s) huge,” Rayner said. “… I had to fight to work with her, to get around her.” An Alyssia Brewer layup gave the Lady Vols’ a 21-point lead, their biggest of the half, with 1:44 remaining until halftime. Despite leading 37-16 at the break and holding Austin Peay to 26 percent shooting, UT only held a 21-20 rebounding advantage. That didn’t sit well with Summitt. “We had a roll call,” Summitt said of UT’s halftime locker room. “Not happy. Our rebounding has got to be there every night.” UT responded after intermission, controlling the boards with a 27-8 rebounding differential in the second half. The Lady Vols’ lead ballooned to 38 points on a Taber Spani jumper at the 3:47 mark. “We know that rebounds win championships, and that’s one thing we really try to do is rebound it,” Cain said. “If we can’t do anything else — if your shots aren’t falling, you should be rebounding on both ends. It’s just something the coaches stress with us.” Only one year removed from an early tournament exit at the hands of Ball State, Bjorklund said the home-game feel gave Saturday’s locker room a better atmosphere than last year. “Just a little bit different,” Bjorklund joked. “Like I always say, anywhere we go, our fan support is going to be great. “Like Coach says, we need to give the fans something to cheer about, and we did.” No. 8 Dayton rallied from 18 points down to defeat the ninthseeded TCU Horned Frogs 6766 on Saturday to set up a second round matchup with UT in Knoxville on Monday night. The Lady Vols tip off against Dayton tonight at 7:06 p.m at Thompson-Boling Arena.

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