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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Research suggests state energy inefficient Blair Kuykendall Staff Writer

U.S., Russia highlight nuclear partnership UNITED NATIONS — In a symbol of their new partnership, the United States and Russia urged all countries on Monday to follow their recent nuclear arms cuts by taking action toward the goal of global disarmament and a nuclear-free world. Ambassadors from the former Cold War rivals joined forces at a U.N. General Assembly debate to tout the April 8 signing of a “New START” treaty that would shrink their arsenals to the lowest point since the frightening arms race of the 1960s. Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin called on all nations “without exception, and first and foremost those that have nuclear arsenals, to join efforts with Russia and the United States in this field and to contribute actively to the disarmament process.” “We are convinced that only through collective efforts we can succeed in achieving effective disarmament and a nuclear-free world,” Churkin said.

Recent research has emerged from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Duke University that indicates an extreme economic benefit lies in the implementation of energy efficiency policies in the state of Tennessee. This research demonstrates that putting comprehensive energy reform in place would create 15,600 new jobs and lower utility costs by $1.6 billion by 2020. “An aggressive commitment to energy efficiency could be an economic windfall for the South,” Marilyn Brown, of the Georgia Institute of Technology and co-lead researcher of the study, said. “Such a shift would lower energy bills for cash-strapped consumers and businesses and create more

new jobs for Southern workers.” Brown is a globally acclaimed leader in the analysis and interpretation of energy futures in the U.S. She currently serves as a professor of public policy at Georgia Tech. Brown is perhaps most famous for her role as a corecipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in her role as a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The research is relatively important, as energy consumption in the southern region of the United States is above average and is expected to increase by 16 percent between 2010 and 2030. With implementation of projects to bolster energy efficiency, this increase in energy consumption could be avoided while at the same time augmenting the economic strength of Tennessee. Effective energy use poli-

cies suggested by these researchers can be grouped under the umbrellas of residential, commercial and industrial reforms. Building codes, appliance standards and incentives, weatherization assistance, and higher equipment standards are all classified as residential improvements. Codes for commercial buildings would include appliance standards and building retrofit incentives. Plant machinery upgrades, process efficiency augmentation policies and heat and power incentives are suggested improvements to industrial facilities. The U.S. Energy Information Administration has developed a model that it uses to make annual energy consumption predictions. This study put that model to use, comparing one scenario in which energy consumption followed its projected trend,

with another scenario in which the proposed energy reforms were implemented. Substantial reductions in energy use, prices, utility bills, water use and carbon emissions all came as a consequence of the energy consumption alteration scenario. “The fastest route to a more prosperous, secure economy in Tennessee and our country is to eliminate energy waste through energy efficiency and move to a clean energy economy,” Susan Richardson Williams, former TVA board member and cofounder of Tennessee Business Leaders for a Clean Energy Economy, said. UT and Oak Ridge have evaluated the economic benefit of energy efficiency as well. A recent paper on energy efficency by UT professors Bruce Tonn and Jean Peretz states: “Standard residential and industrial programs typi-

cally identify between 20 percent and 30 percent energy savings in homes and plants, respectively. Over a 20-year period of time, an average state that aggressively pursues even a limited array of energy efficiency programs can potentially reduce total state energy use by as much as 20 percent.” These savings can bolster the economy as well. “Well-designed energy efficiency programs can be expected to help overcome numerous barriers to the market penetration of energy efficient technologies and accelerate the market penetration of the technologies,” the paper continues. “Energy efficiency programs are costeffective; typical benefit-cost ratios exceed 3:1 and are much higher when non-energy and macroeconomic benefits are included.”

Arizona Senate sets final vote on immigration bill PHOENIX — A sweeping immigration bill intended to ramp up law enforcement efforts in Arizona was scheduled for a state Senate vote Monday as critics complained it could lead to racial profiling and other abuses. Passage later in the day would send the bill to Gov. Jan Brewer, who has not taken a position on the measure championed by fellow Republicans. The House approved the bill April 13. The new measure would be the latest crackdown in Arizona, which has an estimated 460,000 illegal immigrants and is the nation’s busiest crossing point for illegal immigrants. Arizona enacted a law in 2005 making human smuggling a state crime and prohibited employers from knowingly hiring illegal immigrants with a law in 2007. Cuba’s Catholic cardinal says country in crisis HAVANA — Cuba’s Roman Catholic cardinal says the country is in one of its worst crises in recent times, with its people demanding political and economic changes sooner rather than later. Jaime Ortega, the top Catholic cleric on the island, also called on Cuba and the United States to restart a meaningful dialogue to normalize relations, in an interview that appeared Monday in the church’s official monthly magazine. Ortega said Cubans are openly talking about the deficiencies of their socialist system, what he called a Stalinist-style bureaucracy and a grinding lack of worker productivity.

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Head coach Derek Dooley shares some words of wisdom to a huddle of players at this past weekend’s Orange and White game. This was Dooley’s first chance to watch and coach his players outside of a practice setting.

Vols’ pitching slows down as Mississippi State wins series Jason Hall Staff Writer The Diamond Vols entered their weekend road series against Mississippi State looking to improve their 17-17 record. However, the 17-16 Mississippi State team shared the same goal. Both teams held sub-.500 records in SEC play and were in need of a momentum-shifting series. Game one would be favorable for the Tennessee team. The Vols defeated the Bulldogs 15-13 in Starkville, Miss. “It was great to get a win on a Friday night in SEC play,” UT head coach Todd Raleigh said. “We swung the bats unbelievably well, and we actually had a couple hits taken away from us because of some great defensive plays. We didn’t pitch all that well, but we got some strong performances out of (Will) Locante and (Matt) Ramsey there at the end. “The thing that I am most happy about was how we responded every time they scored and were able to extend our lead. I thought those rebound runs were the key to the game.” The UT offense had many contributors, including sophomore utility player Matt Ramsey. Ramsey went 3-for-3 including a walk, single, double and a solo home run in the eighth inning. Ramsey would help out his own cause, as he earned his second save of the year, pitching the final inning of the game. Junior Josh Liles also helped the cause by hitting 4-of-6, including a ninth-inning double. Juniors P.J. Polk and Matt Duffy also had multi-hit games, each gettimg three hits and a home run. In game two, the Volunteers would find it hard to keep up with the Bulldogs, losing 11-7. As the score would indicate, pitching was a major problem for UT in this game, as noted by Raleigh. “We didn’t pitch well again today,” Raleigh said. “We hit the ball hard again today. It was good to see Blake (Forsythe) and Charley (Thurber) both get a couple of hits and hit home runs for the second straight day. We had some extra-base hits today, but their pitcher did a good job.” See BASEBALL on Page 6

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Freshman pitcher Nick Blount winds up to deliver a pitch in a game earlier this season. The Vols return to Knoxville against in-state opponent Vanderbilt after winning one of three games on the road at Mississippi State last weekend.

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• 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. — Aysegul Birand, postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, speaks on “Global patterns of species ranges and speciation” in room 403 of Blount Hall. This NIMBioS interdisciplinary seminar is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available at 3 p.m. in the NIMBioS Lobby, just before the talk.

• 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. — Timothy Lynch, legal scholar and a leading voice in support of the Bill of Rights and civil liberties, speaks on “Drug Prohibition” in the UC Auditorium. Sponsored by the CPC Issues Committee, the lecture is free and open to the public. • 7 p.m. — David Michael Lampton, dean of faculty and director of China studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, speaks about “U.S.China Security Relations” in the International House Great Room. Lampton’s talk is free and open to the public and is part of the Great Decisions Program.

• 9 p.m. — Following Timothy Lynch’s talk, the CPC Film Committee screens the film “Dark Side of the Rainbow” in the UC Auditorium. The film is free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 22 — • 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. — S.P.E.A.K. presents its 2010 Earth Day Festival in the Humanities Plaza.

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The School of Music hosted the Symphonic Band’s concert in the James R. Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building this past Thursday, April 15. In Monday’s issue of The Daily Beacon, the frontpage story on S.P.E.A.K.’s Earth Day festivities were incorrectly reported. Festivities are actually taking place Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The times given in the story were for the 2009 festivities and not this year’s. The Daily Beacon regrets the error.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY • 1999 — Two teenage gunmen kill 13 people in a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. At about 11:20 a.m., Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, dressed in long trench coats, began shooting students outside the school before moving inside to continue their rampage. By the time SWAT team officers finally entered the school at about 3 p.m., Klebold and Harris had killed 12 fellow students and a teacher and had wounded another 23 people. Then, around noon, they turned their guns on themselves and committed suicide. The awful crime captured the nation’s attention, prompting an unprecedented search — much of it based on false information — for a scapegoat on whom to pin the blame. In the days immediately following the shootings, many claimed that Klebold and Harris purposely chose jocks, blacks and Christians as their victims. In one particular instance, student Cassie Bernall was allegedly asked by one of the gunmen if she believed in God. When Bernall said, “Yes,” she was shot to death. Her parents later wrote a book entitled “She Said Yes,” and toured the country, honoring their martyred daughter. — Courtesy of History.com

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Characters, soundtrack bolster ‘Kick-Ass’ Nathan Berger Staff Writer “Kick-Ass” simply does. It is beautifully over-the-top in its action scenes, quick with its wide range of humor, and yet lightly inflective when it needs to be. The two-hour film feels more like three with the amount of strong character development and driven plot. And the cast doesn’t disappoint. This is by far Nicolas Cage’s most comfortable role in years. Cage’s character Big Daddy is the cop-turned-vigilante who’s sworn vengeance on the local drug kingpin. But it’s his relationship with his daughter, 11-year-old Chloe Grace, Moretz’s Hit Girl, that’s his most defining

trait. When other fathers would consider a proper bonding experience teaching their daughters how to ride a bike, Cage puts Moretz in a bulletproof vest and shows her what it’s like to be shot. They go out for bowling and ice cream afterwards. Yeah, they’re both psychotic but in a good way. Moretz dominates every scene she’s in. She has the highest body count-to-age ratio in the movie and has also stirred up the most controversy outside of it. In the first scene audiences see Hit Girl in action, Moretz goes on a stunningly well-choreographed rampage of death with a double-bladed staff. Reminiscent of the Crazy 88 scene in “Kill Bill,” the

action here is just bizarre enough for audiences to not immediately ask the question of how wrong is it for a little girl to execute a nest of drug dealers? And then there’s Aaron Johnson’s “KickAss.” Johnson’s the high-school dweeb straight out of “Superbad” — at least until he orders a green jumpsuit online and takes crime fighting into his own hands or tries to. Unlike most superhero origin tales, Johnson is badly injured in his first encounter and earns himself a lengthy hospital visit. This makes

‘Greenberg’ paints dark picture of life Will Abrams Staff Writer Creating a film whose story arc goes against the standard set by most of its peers is a dangerous thing to do these days. In “Greenberg,” the latest directorial feature from Noah Baumbach (“The Squid and the Whale”), this particular practice nearly drowns a film which, otherwise, has a lot of things going for it. Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller) has just checked out of a mental hospital when his brother asks him to take care of his house in Los Angeles for a few weeks while the family is out of the country. Upon arriving, Roger meets his brother’s assistant, Florence (Greta Gerwig), and catches up with his old friend Ivan (Rhys Ifans). The first thing about the film that sets it apart from the average “dram-edy” is Stiller’s protagonist. Awkward main characters are not all that strange in and of themselves, but Roger is not someone like Juno or Napoleon Dynamite whose quirks and oddities are endearing qualities. Instead, the musician-turned-carpenter is a loner whose very existence seems to be set on a continuing cycle of negativity and criticism. Of course, any peculiar leading man needs an equally odd lady to make the relationship work, and Gerwig’s Florence fits the bill quite well. The film opens by showing the audience a view of her troubles long before Stiller is even mentioned. Florence is someone who fills a desperate void in her life with as many guys as possible. On top of that, she isn’t exactly mixing with

LA’s most eligible bachelors. The audience sympathizes with the character several times during the film as she ventures from love to pain over and over again. It cannot be said enough that the film has a pessimistic take on life. There are laughs here and there, but they are more of an awkward, offbrand humor. The film’s characters are not exactly people one would like to hang out with, but the nature of their painfully mundane reality is powerful. Although Stiller and Ifans both deliver strong performances, it would be hard to argue against the blue ribbon going to Gerwig. The film is her biggest role thus far, and the actress really hammers home the perfect portrayal of a flawed individual. With Stiller and Gerwig playing the characters who desperately need to turn their lives around (yet show no real signs of doing so), Ifans’ role is the most mature of all. As Roger relentlessly tries to pull him down to his level, Ivan picks the higher road more often than not. This provides a great contrast between the two actors. To say that Baumbach’s films are slow and meandering would be the understatement of this new decade. Occasionally, his scenes are on the same level as watching paint dry. However, there is a reason behind his slower methods. All in all, the film is a character study that does just what the name implies. It does not revolve around a story arc which starts at A and ends at B but actually allows the audience to observe the characters in their natural environment.

Johnson the movie’s most relatable character, emotionally tying audiences to “KickAss” when he rejects crime-

types of soundtracks: Bad enough that audiences notice it, good enough that no one is distracted by it, or outstanding enough so that audiences take heed of just how well it complements the movie, even in the middle of a firefight. For those who haven’t guessed, “Kick-Ass” falls in the last category. The soundtrack is incredibly varied, ranging from techno to Elvis, and still each track • Photo courtesy of rottentomatoes.com enhances its scene. fighting upon learning the The cinematography is harsh realities of Big Daddy’s well-crafted and incredibly and Hit Girl’s world and artistic at key times. The when he re-dons his spandex backstory on Cage and to finish one final task. Moretz is played out through Movies can have three a series of comic book panels

that soundly mesh with the other scenes, though the most striking scene involves a shootout that’s backlit by a lone strobe light. At a few points the CGI could have been better done or relied on less, but these are minor and few and the only visually disappointing parts. Writer/director Matthew Vaughn does an excellent job of creating each character’s story, then weaving them all together into a coherent plot that takes unexpected turns. While it sadly won’t win best picture, “Kick-Ass” integrates action, comedy and character as best a movie can and is deserving of the obscene $9 for a movie ticket.


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KFC makes nation’s most beloved sandwich Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Double Down. No sandwich has ever turned this nation on its head like the Double Down has in its short lifespan. The Double Down had its coming-out party on April 12, and last week you couldn’t watch anything without hearing about it. You’d absentmindedly sit through commercials and see an ad for the Double Down, complete with male Neanderthals saying they don’t get enough chicken. (On a side note: Isn’t KFC’s slogan stupid? “Unthink”? Unthink what? Are you telling me not to think about eating your chicken because then I’ll realize it’s not good? I think KFC is good, but this slogan is idiotic.) You’d innocently watch an episode of WWE Monday Night Raw and notice that the KFC Double Down sandwich is sponsoring the next pay-per-view, WWE Extreme Rules. (It’s Sunday night. Go to Buffalo Wild Wings on the Strip, and watch it with us! Edge versus Chris Jericho in a cage, how can you miss it?) And yes, you read that right. KFC isn’t sponsoring the event. Specifically the KFC Double Down sandwich is. Has that ever happened in the history of promotions? Well all I knew is that I needed to try this sandwich that doesn’t think it needs bread. This sandwich that feels it’s important enough to sponsor entire wrestling pay-per-views on its own, without the backing of the rest of the KFC franchise. It felt like a myth at first. I first heard about the Double Down when reading The Onion’s sister site, a serious and quite excellent entertainment website called The AV Club. There was an article months ago about a sandwich that was being tested in a few states called the Double Down, which discarded bread and was made of two chicken filets, with pepperjack cheese and bacon in between. Nearly everyone who talked of the sandwich used baffled and condescending terms when describing it, equating it to a culinary coronary. I thought of it more like the fast-food Bigfoot — something that people need to see in order to believe it exists. I was just as surprised as anyone when it was announced to go national. I figured it would fail, but just like all great underdog stories (and just like John Cena), the Double Down overcame the odds. As a man who enjoys his chicken, specifically Guthrie’s variety, I was very interested in trying it. Plus it sounded good. I really like chicken, and the idea of eating two chicken filets at the same time was not disagreeable. In fact, I didn’t understand why some people grew nauseous at the thought of it — people who would normally be fine eating KFC. It’s just a sandwich without the bread; none of the ingredients are different. It was these unfounded ill feelings that delayed my experience of the Double Down for awhile. I asked friend after friend in the first week and got shot down, until finally I ventured out on Saturday night to try the sandwich that was changing the face of the fast-food world. At first I thought God didn’t want me to eat the sandwich. My friends and I went to the KFC on Chapman Highway, which closes at 9 p.m., just a few minutes too late. But we were so dedicated to the cause that we ventured out to the Western Avenue KFC. When our party saw the sign in the distance, we exhaled in relief, smiles falling like rain across our faces. Our first question to the attendant on duty at the restaurant: “Do you have the Double Down?” She nodded solemnly, and our faces lit up. It was REALLY going to happen. We were REALLY going to get to eat it. When it was my turn in line, I grew serious and ordered the Double Down combo, choosing potato wedges as my side. I decided for the fried side of KFC, since a grilled Double Down seemed too slimy for my hands, like holding a dead fish. The cash register ran up about $8, and I thought that was a bit steep but worth it for the experience. The service was expedient — these professionals clearly knew what they were doing — and it was time to sit and dig in. So how was the Double Down? I guess you’ll have to try it to find out. COFFEY & INK • Kelsey Roy

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Potter fans should reenergize fandom Ac orns and Other Seeds by

Anna-Lise Burnette Occasionally the front page of the UT website has links that look both interesting and informative, and occasionally I will completely forgo whatever I was intending to do to simply sit and read about the university’s comings and goings. While recently poring through the mass of sidebar topics, I came across an article that really grabbed my attention: “Law Professor: Harry Potter has a Hidden Message.” The short piece describes how Benjamin Barton, a law professor here, decided to write a paper called “Harry Potter and the Half-Crazed Bureaucracy” which was included in the book “Harry Potter and the Law.” I’d love to actually get a hold of the paper, as I enjoyed reading the blurb about Barton’s interpretation of Rowling’s books, and while the books are certainly not at a loss for outside interpretations, one gets the sense that it might have all been part of the author’s plan, and so I consider whatever Barton gleaned from the pages a success. I was still floating on the high of mutual fandom and community when I realized that the topic had been posted almost three years ago. What I had considered to be such a triumph for the series (and for me personally, although that’s a bit hard to explain) came crashing down suddenly around my ears. What’s ever happened to Harry? Now obviously I do know what has happened to Harry Potter in a literal sense. Anyone who has read the final installment also knows what happened to him. But what has become of the frenzy of excitement that stemmed from the books’ releases or the movies’ openings? I don’t hear about Potter Parties anymore. I don’t see people wearing Slytherin scarves or “Long Live Dumbledore”

shirts. Heck, I don’t even see “Dumbledore was Gay” shirts anymore. The open proclamations of fandom seem to have disappeared — has Harry Potter gone the way of “Survivor”? Perhaps it isn’t fair to say that the flames have gone out just yet. After all, we are in somewhat of a lull before the storm: The first half of “Deathly Hallows” is slated for release at the end of this year, with the second half’s release the following summer. And let’s not forget the opening of the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” mini-theme park at Universal Studios this summer, sure to be packed with fans of all ages. These combined will be enough to keep Harry and his friends on the literary pedestal for a while longer or, the way I reckon it, at least until my niece decides to give the books a shot. Still, I worry. These “low” times have been fine for the past decade or so of the books’ heightened popularity because there has always been another installment of either book or film just around the corner. The quiet periods have always picked back up into the same familiar frenzy as the countdown begins for another slice of the wizarding realm. After the release of Part II of “Deathly Hallows,” the last film and the close of the series, just how long can we expect the inhabitants of Hogsmeade to ride the gravy train the franchise has created? We can combat the demise of Potter popularity (and with it, maybe even the rise of vampires, werewolves and zombies) by reenergizing the community. Yeah, it’s OK, go ahead and log on to Mugglenet. You say you want to have a Potter Party? By all means, let those kegs of butterbeer flow. While we’re still in college, we have the most acceptable excuse for walking around with wands in our back pockets — youth. And believe me, friends, it won’t last forever. Once we leave this place, we might have to resort to more grown-up methods of preserving the series. Heaven forbid we read to our children. — Anna-Lise Burnette is a sophomore in global studies. She can be reached at kburnet7@utk.edu.

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Today zillions of people across the land awoke with a twinkle in their eye and a bounce in their step. It’s that most wonderful of holidays, the 121st anniversary of the birth of Adolf Hitler and his goofy mustache! Just kidding. Today is April 20, also known as 4-20, a day dedicated by celebrants across the nation to that loftiest of occupations, smoking a whole lot of pot. When I realized my column would be published on 4-20, I knew I wanted to write about this odd “holiday,” but I didn’t want to give the wrong impression and be labeled a “druggie.” My “stoner” friends were enthusiastic about my topic, unsurprisingly, but I also asked what I’ll lovingly call my “goody-two shoe” friends, and they liked the idea as well, so here goes. In high school someone told me “4-20” was a police code for marijuana possession or something of the sort, but both Wikipedia and urbandictionary.com categorically denied that. Apparently (according to those two reliable sources) some kids in northern California met at 4:20 every day to smoke, and decided smoking at 4:20 on 4-20 would be super cool, so they started doing that too. It’s funny how traditions get started. Last summer the History Channel aired a series called “Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way.” There were several episodes covering various drugs. I watched most of the episodes with my parents, who were thoroughly intrigued (which would be more amusing to you if you understood how straight-laced my parents are, trust me). One of the things I learned was that Queen Victoria ate hash-infused chocolates to help with her menstrual pain. (My parents weren’t as keen on that idea as I was.) Another fact I learned from the “Marijuana” episode: the artificial nature of the criminalization of marijuana in the late 1930s. I don’t remember all the details (I’m sure there are lots of “hippies” milling around today that

you can ask if you’re really interested), but according to the History Channel, William Randolph Hearst, that bastion of accurate, reliable newspaper reporting, played a large role in sensationalizing the effects of marijuana usage, particularly its role in causing violent crimes, thus turning popular will in favor of criminalization. Now, I want to note a caveat: I’m not sure how reliable that History Channel documentary was. I don’t doubt its facts, necessarily, but you and I both know that facts are one thing; what’s another thing entirely is how facts are interpreted. The History Channel series was a bit sensational and seemed more concerned with making a splash than with presenting information accurately and objectively. I think it’s likely they exaggerated some events and glossed over others. Such is the nature of our profit-driven culture, so you can’t fault the producers too much for that, but the principle of considering the legitimacy of your sources is worth keeping in mind. On an almost final note, please don’t take today’s column as either condoning or condemning drug use. As a daily coffee drinker, I’m a huge fan of drug use, to a point — I’d bet lots of y’all are when you think about it like that. As a friend of mine loves to point out, we’re not a “drug-free” society but a “some drugs” society: Certain drugs can be used to alter our states of consciousness legally, while the use of others has been prohibited. That concept, I realize, could start a complex conversation about both the role of society in prohibiting activities it deems harmful and to what extent society should be allowed to play that role, but as I don’t have much space left we’ll talk about that another time, when y’all aren’t so high. And now a shout-out to a few of my friends. I wanted to call them by their initials, but they wanted nicknames, so here goes: BJ Paul, G. Lo, Rhino, Slammin and Willum — enjoy yourselves today. And to everyone, if you choose to engage in certain illegal activities today, I hope you can manage to get by (and high) with a little help from your friends. Have fun and be safe. And don’t forget about Earth Day on Thursday! — Leigh Dickey is a junior in global studies. She can be reached at ldickey2@utk.edu.


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Kaki King modifies sound on new album Drew Lambert Staff Writer Diminutive guitar virtuoso and songwriter Kaki King returns with her fifth fulllength album “Junior.” This time, however, fans might hear new aspects to her music they didn’t anticipate. Complete with its own black-and-white parental advisory sticker, “Junior” is a surprisingly frank effort musically and lyrically from an artist known for a more mysterious, symbolic approach to songwriting. Heavily distorted electric guitars and lively drum work envisioned by this jack-of-alltrades musician may throw a few of her diehard constituents for a loop at first, but there is little cause for alarm. Nearly half of the songs may sound like a faster-paced pop rock record, but King’s musicianship and mellow vocals her listeners have come to expect should ease any of their initial distress.

“I never made records for other people,” King said in a statement on her website. “My evolution from record to record has been personal, not commercial. For example there’s none of the ‘guitar tapping’ that I’m known for. There’s not a single bit of it on the record except for a half a second on ‘The Hoopers of Hudspeth.’” Despite this new vibe to the album at large, King hasn’t neglected to include flourishing and inventive instrumental jams those familiar with the earlier releases “Legs to Make Us Longer” and “...Until We Felt Red” can appreciate. Listeners may find King’s lyrics can be taken at face value and speak to them more directly this time around. Many songs seek to communicate a sense of dissatisfaction, seemingly penned with a pinch of wrath courtesy a woman scorned. It’s hard to say for sure whether this is a break-up album, but with vexed song titles like the driving album

opener “The Betrayer” and “I’ve Enjoyed As Much As I Can Stand,” it’s an idea that’s hard to shake. Choice lines of the personal and spiteful lyrics on “Sunnyside” are really what garner the album’s advisory rating. King tells the story about the girl she lost in Sunnyside with a wistful melancholy. “I wanted to be tangled up/ with someone long and blonde/ so honest in my belief/ that nothing could go wrong.” The driving drums and picking guitar riffs on “Falling Day” support King’s beautifully layered, chanting vocal harmonies, while the mysterious lyrics heard on “Death Head” are awash in the heaviest guitar and drum sounds on the record. “This is how I got hurt/ reminded I was no match for/ a runaway delivery truck/ and a river,” sings King with her characteristic flair for the cryptic. The enigmatically titled “Hallucinations From My

Poisonous German Streets” is one of the album’s more complex songs, journeying from pensive slide guitar to minor piano chording, escalating to a full-on drum solo before grinding to a halt. With “Junior,” Kaki King has decidedly tossed a bit of a curveball to her listenership, demonstrating new aspects of

herself as a growing and evolving musician. Some may have the gumption to decry the strippeddown, heavier direction she has taken with parts of the album. Instead, they should celebrate such experimentation rather than waste time pining for soundscapes similar to where King has already

treaded. Diehard fans and newcomers alike might find something they like on this refreshing work, as long as they don’t let their expectations get in the way of having a good time.

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Tuesday, April 20 — Softball Tennessee Tech Cookeville, Tenn. 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 21 — Baseball Western Carolina Cullowhee, N.C. 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 22 — Women’s Tennis SEC Tournament Athens, Ga. TBA Men’s Tennis SEC Tournament Lexington, Ky. TBA Men’s Track Penn Relays Philadelphia, Pa. All Day Women’s Track Penn Relays Philadelphia, Pa. All Da

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“They took advantage of everything we gave them.” — UT assistant baseball coach Bradley LeCroy after the Diamond Vols lost two of three games to Mississippi State in Starkville

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Porteous, Popson lead play at SECs Terrence Boone Staff Writer Both the Tennessee men’s and women’s golf teams teed it up last weekend in St. Simons Island, Ga., and Tuscaloosa, Ala., respectively for the 2010 SEC Championships. The Vols finished in eighth place, while the Lady Vols finished ninth in a loaded field. The top finishers on the men’s side were sophomore Garrick Porteous and freshman Jay Vandeventer, who each finished in a tie for 22nd. Vandeventer tied his best low round score of his career with a 1-under 69 on Saturday and noted how his ability to remain patient was the key to his round. “This golf course is tough, and it requires a lot of patience,” Vandeventer said. “You’ve just got to keep your head up. Yesterday was the one bad hole, really, while today was a battle up and down. But I kept my head up and really pulled through in the end.” Despite Vandeventer and Porteous’ performances, the Vols, who are usually good for a Sunday rally, declined in the final round. Coming into the day in third place, the Vols dropped down five spots on the leaderboard. With an unfortunate finish at the 18th hole, Vandeventer and Porteous both bogeyed and dropped shots to finish with rounds of 72 and 74, respectively. Other notables were sophomore Darren Renwick, senior David Holmes and junior Robin Wingardh who finished 26th, 32nd and 38th, respectively. The mistakes for the Vols were magnified with untimely bogeys, though despite an eighth-place finish, UT was only eight shots off fifth place finisher LSU.

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Senior captain David Holmes of the UT Golf team drives a fairway shot towards the green. The Vols finished eighth at the SEC Championships held at St. Simons Islands, Georgia last Sunday. The Lady Vols were paced in their SEC Tournament appearance by freshman Erica Popson, who finished second overall, losing in a playoff on the second hole to champion Marina Alex of Vanderbilt. In only her third tournament since returning from a wrist injury, Popson kept herself in contention with a solid second round score of 4-under 67. Heading into the final day of competition, Popson was in fourth but rallied to finish at 5-under and force a playoff with Alex. Head coach Judi Pavon was

very pleased with the performance of Popson. “I knew that Erica could play well,” Pavon said. “I’ve had confidence in her game all spring, even when she wasn’t scoring that well. I knew she was close. For her to play this well was remarkable. Coming down the stretch, she made two birdies in her last four holes to get atop the leaderboard. She was steady and solid all day and showed a lot of maturity.” The Lady Vols’ No. 1 player, sophomore Nathalie

Mansson, had an unusual round on Saturday when she recorded four bogeys and one double bogey to shoot a 4over round of 75 to leave her in a tie for 28th. She rebounded in the final round to finish in a tie for 17th at 3-over. Seniors Diana Cantú, and Ginny Brown, along with freshman Sara Monberg, rounded out the last three competitors for the Lady Vols. Cantú finished in a tie for 42nd, while Monberg and Brown posted finishes of 51st and 59th respectively.

BASEBALL continued from Page 1 Raleigh said the score showed UT didn’t capitalize on opportunities. “With that said, anytime you score seven runs off a pitcher and he throws 144 pitches, that should be enough to win,” Raleigh said. “We just need to come out tomorrow and pitch better. We need to limit our walks and hit-by-pitches and get into their bullpen early. If we do that, we will be fine.” Starter Stephen McCray lasted six innings and gave up five runs. The UT bullpen would not allow its team to stay in the game, giving up six runs in the home half of the seventh inning. Sophomore Charley Thurber would contribute with his bat. He homered for the second time in the series and went 2-for-4. Junior Blake Forsythe would also contribute by hitting his sixth home run of the season and going 2-for-4. In the final game of the series, pitching would once again plague the Vols as Mississippi State won 14-6. “We let them get out to too big of a lead early on,” UT assistant coach Bradley LeCroy said. “We put a dent in it when we scored two to make it 7-3 and we still had a chance in the game, but you can’t proceed to go out there and give up rebound runs. It just killed the momentum of our team. We walked too many guys and hit some guys. You have to give Mississippi State credit, though. They took advantage of everything we gave them.” The juniors would prove to be the biggest part of UT’s offense on Sunday. Duffy was the top performer of the game, recording three hits, including two doubles. Khayyan Norfork and Liles also had multi-hit games, while Polk earned his 32nd RBI of the season. Polk trails only Cody Hawn who hit his 33rd RBI on Sunday.


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