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Cafe receives facelift with new look, locations Katie Freeman News Editor

Brandon Pouncy Staff Writer Renovations on Presidential Court Cafe are complete, and students can expect a Chick-Fil-A to open in Rocky Top Cafe by next week. Food service provider Aramark distributed surveys to the student body last year, allowing students to contribute to decisions about which brand of restaurants they wanted to see in Presidential Court. Student input was also received during the five dining service advisory committee meetings last year, said Brian Browning, business manager for the Office of Finance and Administration. “We were able to provide the students with what they wanted,” said Mary Leslie Patterson, marketing director for UT dining. “IHOP and Subway were two brand new national brand names that the students preferred over everything else.” Patterson hopes the renovations will draw students and create more revenue than the cafeteria generated last year. “We expect a larger crowd to come this year due to the adequate space and welcoming (dining) options we have,” Patterson said. At the peak time of day, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the cafeteria serves about 4,000 students, not including those who choose to eat at the brand restaurants, Browning said. The renovations were a part of Aramark’s 10-year contract with the university, which is entering into its third year and also, to update the Presidential Court build-

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Students dine and converse after a long weekend moving in at the newly remodeled Presidential Cafe on Sunday. ing to meet new building codes. Browning said the renovation cost $5 million and was funded by Aramark as part of the contract’s financial commitment. Additional updates to meet building code requirements will cost approximately $600,000 and will be paid for out of dining revenue. “It’s an extremely nice facility,” Browning said. “It is one of the latest — and the

premier — dining facility Aramark operates at this time.” The ground-floor IHOP will be open 24 hours a day beginning Aug. 24, and the Subway will offer the $5 footlong sub that many of its chains advertise. “Many of the IHOP menu options follow the traditional sit-down restaurant style, while it has been modified for university students and

faculty,” Patterson said. “Many specials are offered to accommodate a student’s tight budget and time in between schedules.” Future concepts for UT dining areas include the Chick-Fil-A in place of Burger King in Rocky Top Cafe and a Petro’s Chili & Chips in place of the Mayfield Ice Cream station in Rocky Top. “Not that many people eat ice cream in the daytime,

according to our surveys, so we decided to take out Edy’s and Mayfield partially and replace with Petro’s, another selection by the student body,” Patterson said. Browning said the ChickFil-A was relocated from Presidential to Rocky Top because the space available in the UC will allow the restaurant to serve its entire menu, including breakfast. Patterson believes that

students are satisfied with the new dining options in how they complement UT’s meal plan system. “Students seem to really enjoy the eating experience so far, and the space is being utilized nicely,” Patterson said. “Students can enjoy a cost-friendly meal, with or without a meal plan, and do so with more to choose from than before.”

University implements Twitter with college, program tweeting Ellen Larson Staff Writer

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Carlos Martinez loads up on free goodies at Desiree Martin and Shannon Hamson’s Krystal’s Booth at CarniVOL on Wednesday evening.

Greek life membership decreases Brandon Pouncy Staff Writer

Kristian Smith Student Life Editor The Greek community on UT’s campus may have to make some changes because of lower recruitment enrollment. Jim Harrison, advisor for Fraternity Affairs, said numbers for fraternity recruitment are down about 20 percent. He said this percentage is consistent across the board with all Greek recruitment and may be the result of a smaller freshman class. “(Numbers) are down in proportion about the same as the freshman class,” Harrison said. Kaitlin Dewhirst, vice president of recruitment for Panhellenic, agreed

that the decrease in freshman enrollment was the driving factor behind smaller recruitment numbers. “Due to the large decrease in freshman enrollment at the university, both sorority and fraternity recruitment numbers are down since our recruitment processes rely heavily on the participation of freshmen,” Dewhirst said. She also said the poor economy could have had an effect on recruitment enrollment. “Economy could have a lot to do with the deficit in the numbers because students and their parents do not have the leisurely (funds) to spend on Greek life with the necessary expenses needed at home,” Dewhirst said. Even though numbers are down this year, Harrison said it could benefit the men coming through fraternity recruit-

ment. “We have an excellent-looking group of young men coming through, and (since numbers are down) it will force chapters to look closer at the young men coming through,” Harrison said. Harrison also said he did not think the new member classes will have significantly lower numbers. Dewhirst said male freshmen attendance (and fraternity recruitment numbers) would not be affected as much as sorority recruitment numbers, because t here is not a direct connection with the lower numbers of male and female freshmen at UT. Students looking for information about Panhellenic or fraternity recruitment can visit the respective Web sites at http://sorority.utk.edu and http://fraternity.utk.edu.

UT now has 1,771 followers on its Twitter account. Other colleges and programs at UT have also created Twitter accounts. The College of Arts and Sciences has a Twitter. UT Medical Center has one. Even, most recently, the Chancellor’s Honors Program has a Twitter. The tweet is like a status update on Facebook, but it must be in 140 words or less. Avoiding clutter, the tweet must be to the point. One can also insert links to articles, pictures and video in the tweet. “Twitter provides another outlet to reach the people at UT,” Jay Mayfield, UT spokesperson, said. “We try to use every means possible to reach the community. We started using Twitter last spring. It’s a way to point people in the right direction — like to an article in the New York Times about a UT professor.” But with Twitter, students do not need Blackberries or iPhones to get connected online. Whenever and wherever, they can text their status to Twitter, and they receive others’ updates to their phone. Twitter seems fit for students since they have low budgets and usually do not have extra cash to buy expensive phones with

Internet and e-mail capabilities. The “Isn’t Twitter just a bunch of information?” page on Twitter’s Web site clarifies some myths about Twitter: “At Twitter, we ask one question, ‘What are you doing?’ The answers to this question are, for the most part, rhetorical. In other words, users do not expect a response when they send a message to Twitter. On the receiving end, Twitter is ambient — updates from your friends and relatives float to your phone, IM or Web site, and you are only expected to pay as much or as little attention to them as you see fit.” In essence, Twitter is Facebook without all the clutter. There are no applications, wall posts or news feed, just status updates. “We are also very much guided by our philosophy of keeping things simple and intuitive, so we like to restrain ourselves with regard to features,” says the “About Us” page of Twitter. Some people do not like the fact that Twitter does not have all the information that Facebook does. “I think Twitter is kind of pointless,” Molly Rigell, junior in English, said. “It seems to be a place for information that is not that important.” But, perhaps, there is no comparing Twitter and Facebook. They serve different purposes. “We don’t think one is better than the other,” Mayfield said. See Twitter on Page 3


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Friday, Aug. 21 —

• 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. —

The Student InVOLvement Fair will showcase student organizations in UC rooms 225-227.

• 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. —

Free bowling, billiards, table tennis and Xbox 360 play in the UC Down Under with a UT ID.

• 9 p.m. —

The CPC Film Committee will show “I Love You, Man” in the UC Auditorium. (It was moved from the Outdoor Pool due to rain.) It will cost $2 for students with a UT ID and $3 for students without one.

Saturday, Aug. 22 — • 7 p.m. — Hypnotist Gabriel Holmes, sponsored by the CPC Campus Entertainment Board, will perform in the UC Auditorium.This event is free and open to the public.

• 8 p.m. until 12 a.m. — The Down Under Tournament Night will include competitions in Texas Hold’em, “Halo 3” and 9-ball tournaments.

Monday, Aug. 24— • Last day to add or change grading-options or drop a firstsession class without a “W.” • 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. — Benn Tannenbaum, an associate program director at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will lead a nuclear engineering department colloquium titled “Nuclear Forensics: Science, Security and Policy” in the Toyota Auditorium of the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy..

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Beverly Watts, the Tennessee Human Rights Commission’s executive director, discusses poverty and the current healthcare system at “Let’s Talk about it” Poverty in Hodges Library Thursday.

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“The modern United States receives its crowning star when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a proclamation admitting Hawaii into the Union as the 50th state. The president also issued an order for an American flag featuring 50 stars arranged in staggered rows: five six-star rows and four five-star rows. The new flag became official July 4, 1960.” — Courtesy of History.com.

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Wednesday, Aug. 19 • 7:34 p.m. — Vehicle burglary at Andy Holt Garage • 11:06 p.m. — Sick person at Humes Hall Thursday, Aug. 20 • 3:03 a.m. — Officer assisted KPD with burglary at Lake Avenue

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CIA program targeted al-Qaida The Associated Press The CIA hired private contractors from Blackwater USA in 2004 as part of a secret program to kill top-level members of al-Qaida, but a spokesman says it never resulted in the capture or killing of any terrorist suspects. Former Rep. Porter Goss was CIA director at the time, and the contract ended during his time in office, according to a former senior intelligence official and another person familiar with the program. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the program remains classified. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who is chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Thursday the CIA broke the law by failing to notify Congress about the program earlier, her strongest statement yet condemning the agency’s actions. The CIA began the hit squad program shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but it never became fully operational. CIA Director Leon Panetta terminated the program in June upon

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learning of it, then informed the congressional intelligence committees in an emergency briefing the next day. CIA spokesman George Little said the program yielded no successes. The New York Times, citing unidentified current and former government officials, said Blackwater executives helped with planning, training and surveillance for the program. The officials told the Times that the CIA’s use of an outside company for a potentially lethal program was a major reason Panetta called the emergency congressional briefing. The Times first reported Blackwater’s involvement late Wednesday on its Web site. Blackwater, a North Carolina company now known as Xe Services, has come under heavy criticism for its alleged role in a September 2007 shooting in Baghdad’s Nisoor Square that left 17 Iraqi civilians dead. It was unclear whether the CIA had planned to use the contractors to capture or kill al-Qaida operatives or just to help with training and surveillance. Government offi-

cials said bringing outsiders into a program with lethal authority raised deep concerns about accountability in covert operations, the Times reported. The Times reported that the CIA did not have a formal contract with Blackwater for this program but instead had individual agreements with top company officials, including founder Erik D. Prince. The revelation of the program created a small political firestorm on Capitol Hill. The House Intelligence Committee in June launched an investigation to determine whether the CIA broke the law by not informing Congress about the secret program as soon as it was begun. The program had several lives under four successive CIA directors: George Tenet canceled it during his tenure because it never produced results. His successor, Goss, restarted it and inked the Blackwater contracts. Michael Hayden, Goss’ successor, downgraded the program from a planned covert action to an intelligence gathering activity. Panetta drove the final stake into the program in June.

BEACON BITS Staff Reports Today’s Welcome Week activities have been moved to their rain locations due to expected scattered thunderstorms throughout the day. The Student InVOLvement Fair will be held in the UC rooms 225-227 instead of the Pedestrian Mall. Rain or shine, there are still almost 100 student organizations distributing information about how to stay active on campus. The Dive-In Movie: “I Love You, Man,” originally scheduled for the Aquatic Center, has been moved to the UC Auditorium. UT Student Health Services is encouraging students to try and contain the

spread of the H1N1 virus this fall by following simple procedures, such as washing hands, avoiding shared food and beverage and covering sneezes or coughs. Common symptoms of the “Swine Flu” are fever, cough and sore throat. The 2009-2010 UT men’s basketball schedule was announced Thursday. The team will face every SEC East team twice this season and the first exhibition game against North Alabama will be Oct. 30. Some highly anticipated games UT fans can plan to catch include: UT vs. Southern California at Los Angeles on Dec. 19, UT vs. Memphis at Memphis on Dec. 31, UT vs. Florida at Knoxville on Jan. 31 and UT vs. Kentucky at Lexington on Feb. 13.

Twitter continued from Page 1 “They are so different. Our Facebook page is one of the largest fan sites, with approximately 20,000 fans. We can provide richer information on Facebook. With Twitter, we can provide information as it is happening. For instance, we made tweets

while moving the Rock, and people really liked that.”On the UT Twitter account, there is a full page of tweets from the day the Rock was moved. Tweets ranged from “It’s raining here. A lot. Progress is on hold till the rain blows through a bit,” to “The Rock is almost in the hole! UT Facilities Services is now moving to prop it up as it’s lowered.”


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Welcome Week events prove informative, interesting Surprisingly (maybe) I did not attend the Welcome Week events my freshman year. I was too cool for that, I suppose. Luckily, though, this year I had the privilege of writing a review/preview story of Welcome Week events for the first issue of the Beacon, so I checked out as many of the events as possible. Every event I attended was rather fun, and the freebies were a major plus too. The quality of this year’s events was much improved from past years. While the traditional events, like Freshman Picnic and the Caribbean Splash Jam, seem to draw a steady crowd of freshmen eager to meet as many people as possible, this year’s new events, such as hypnotist Gabriel Holmes on Saturday, should appeal to nonfreshman students just out of their sheer entertainment value (as Cory Blackledge, CEB chair, said in the Daily Beacon’s Thursday article entitled, “Kapur brings unique comedy to campus”). Welcome Week events are generally freshman-focused. (For example, I just couldn’t participate in the awkward dancing of the newly liberated (from their parents) freshman students, but, really, it looked like the freshmen had great fun at the Video Dance Party.) At the same time, free food lures upperclassmen out of their apartments. It was possible, especially at the beginning of the week, for these meal plan-less souls to find free food to supplement every meal of the day. (Trust me. I know from personal experience.) It’s easy to spot the upperclassmen at these events, as they are the ones shamelessly jockeying for the front-of-the-food-line spots. In the meantime, the freshmen stand by, thinking about how they can use their meal plans and dining dollars later, while also subconsciously refraining from the free food because of the fear of appearing fat to their prospective lovers/new acquaintances. This year’s improved Welcome Week served its purpose of easing the new freshmen into college life, while doing something different by also attracting upperclassmen. Welcome Week 2009 was informative and interesting for UT students, two things the Beacon aspires to be as well. Jenny Bledsoe Editor-in-Chief

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Dissenters should employ logic, tact R ed, White & B o ld by

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One of the biggest problems in this country is our seemingly unwavering commitment to honoring “both sides of the story,” even if one side is pure poppycock. Since President Barack Obama’s inauguration (and well before), we have seen a sharp increase in Dear Tennessee students, everyone from reporters to the press secretary addressing some of the stupidest rumors: Whether I hope you had a great summer, are gearing up for a fantastic fall and are as excited about the future of Tennessee the president was actually born in the United States, football as we are! whether he’s a secret Muslim terrorist, whether he’s The team and I need you to be an active part of the program! Your energy and enthusiasm are two of the things an Arab and the list goes on. In a sense, while these that make Tennessee great. That being said, I hope you will join us for a scrimmage Aug. 22 in Neyland Stadium at rumors were all offensive and blatant lies, they were 12:21 p.m. This will give you a chance to come see what’s in store for Tennessee football. Gates one, two and three also a bit humorous, especially when people actually will be open at noon. Remember to bring your UT ID. tried to seriously explain them. I hope you will also come out as we kickoff the season Sept. 5 against Western Kentucky. Student tickets go on Now things are much different. Instead of the sale on Aug. 26, at http://bigorangetix.utk.edu. The first 5,000 students at the game will receive a free T-shirt. creepy, conservative “New World Order Remember to show up early, be loud and wear your orange. I hope to see you in Neyland! Conspiracy”-fearing Internet weirdos blogging from Go Vols! some basement, the biggest and most stupid lies are now peddled by a potential presidential candidate. Lane Kiffin It’s a sad state of affairs that when speaking at a UT head football coach town hall meeting in Grand Junction, Colo., the president of the United States actually had to SUPER BROCCOLI • Sumter & Starnes address one of these rumors. What’s worse is the fact that because he might have offended delusional individuals, he couldn’t openly say the real truth. Former Gov. Sarah Palin claimed on Aug. 7 that if the pending bill in Congress is passed and signed into law by Obama, her child and parents would have to face a “death panel” to determine their fates. Instead of saying the full truth, that Palin is a liar and a nutcase, the ever-diplomatic Obama told the audience that her claims were simply not true. Simply addressing this kind of comment is beneath the very office of the president, but because it was made by Palin, it somehow gets all this buzz, and the idea of providing end-of-life counseling (which is the “death panel” that Palin talked about) gets removed from a bill.

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People like Palin, the tea party protestors from last spring and these rabid crowds that disrupt health care meetings are a danger to this nation. It is for their sheer ignorance and stupidity that this country cannot progress into its full potential. At each of the major crossroads in our history, there have been people like these who are foolish enough to stand in the way of oncoming progress, while screaming and kicking when it becomes clear that their ways of thinking are antiquated and wrong. There were those who opposed Medicare, civil rights, social security, women’s rights, worker’s rights, the abolition of slavery and even independence from England. All of those people ended up not only being on the wrong side but also being a serious and shameful blemish on our history, and that is exactly what those who say incendiary things about universal health care will end up being, as we will see a few decades from now. Make no mistake: I absolutely welcome the idea of healthy debate in our society. Nobody should be forced to “shut up” or be called “unpatriotic” for disagreeing with the president. But what I am asking for is a little bit more intelligence (refraining from comments like “Keep your government hands off my Medicare”) and a little bit more civil respect (like not bringing a gun to a presidential town hall). After that, and after someone gives me real reason to believe that the remaining problems are the best we can do, will I take anyone seriously who speaks ill of universal health care. Only after that will I find it acceptable that 18,000 die every year for nothing more than lack of health insurance. Only at that time will I be OK, with the exorbitant amounts we are spending now, that we could save in the long run with real reform. So far, nobody has given me any reason to believe that these things are acceptable. At the end of the day, this fight is truly a historical and moral one, and it is one that we will win. Generations from now, people will wonder, “Why did people oppose something like universal health care?”, the way we often wonder about our country’s mistakes in the past. I am content knowing that I am on the right side of history. — Sam Smith IV is a junior in journalism and electronic media. He can be reached at ssmit162@utk.edu.

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Americans all over the country right now are debating health care. Washington, however, has decided it has bigger fish to fry. Our elected could be debating the merits and pitfalls of public health care (hello, tedious). They could be asking themselves important questions like, “What evidence do we have that the U.S. could ever possibly run an efficient, self-sustaining bureaucracy?” (Rhetorical questions are just no fun.) Or even (gasp) read the legislation they are proposing. Preposterous! As already pointed out by Congressman John Conyers, why even attempt to do your job, if it just takes so much damn effort! No, Washington has decided to take on the big issues in August. With the surge of protesters demanding answers at town hall meetings, Obama and the Democrats had to act fast. That meant there was no way they could use this opportunity to actually convince dissenting individuals that their plan was the best for all Americans. They didn’t need to allay legitimate fears of tyranny and socialism. They couldn’t even take this chance to show every American that their individual voice and vote counted. Again real democracy equals time and tedium, luxuries Obama is far too busy for these days. So how have Obama and the Democrats chosen to answer the disenchanted? Surely not name-calling lies and outright denial? Yes, why take the time to explain to everyone why the White House’s plan is superior when you just call every single individual protester a member of an angry mob? So much easier. Try it for yourself! “These people are part of an angry mob! This is manufactured! They’re waving tea bags!” or “My plan will save America because blah, blah, blah, blah!” The latter just takes so much more time. Additionally, who wants to start a conversation that actually needs real information? It’s all just so potentially contentious. Of course I have to admit that some Democrats are making a little more effort. Nancy Pelosi (D- Calif.) took an extra 10 seconds to accuse protesters of carrying swastikas. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) noted that

protesters looked “well-dressed.” (Heinous, indeed!) Maybe these precious moments of their time would have been better spent watching actual footage of the protesters at the town hall meetings. Ever the party of innovation, however, some Democrats like Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) are changing tactics yet again. Massa doesn’t even have the energy to name call. He’s moved on to just not caring. In a Washington Times’ Aug. 16 video, Massa announced that he would vote for Obama’s plan regardless of what his constituents wanted. “Would you vote for public health care if 60 percent of your constituents were opposed?” a reporter asked. “Yes, I would,” Massa answered. “I would vote if 80 percent were opposed. I would vote adamantly opposed to my constituents. I would vote for it in a box. I would vote for it with a fox.” (Okay maybe the Dr. Seuss part just happened in my head.) Rep. Sheila Jackson (D-TX), likewise, showed her constituents just how much she cared by talking on her cell phone while a constituent was asking her a question during a town hall meeting. Unfortunately Jackson’s constituents did not appreciate her diva behavior. I, personally, wasn’t surprised by the crowd’s reaction. My teenage sister already tried this on my parents. She was so grounded. Obama, however, has proven to be the greatest maverick. If you though the only spam you had to filter was “natural male enhancement,” you would be mistaken. Several Americans recently found themselves the recipients of unsolicited e-mails on health care reform from the White House. Obama’s not about to let a little thing like the Privacy Act stand in the way of his agenda. What a spirited bunch, indeed! Openly spitting in the face of the people whom they represented! What courage! Way to let average Americans know just how illusioned they are about democracy and liberty and all that stuff. These politicians really cannot be held accountable for the fact that Americans don’t believe that Washington is run by corrupt megalomaniacs. They’ve been trying to tell you, for like, ever now. Hello! Reader, I hope you have been entertained, but more importantly I hope you will choose involvement this fall as our fearless leaders attempt to radically change health care with or without our consent. As for me, I think it’s about time we bring the tea parties and the debate to our own campus. Please contact me to be a part of organizing UT’s own chapter of Students for Liberty. — Anna Parker is a senior in English literature. She can be reached at aparke23@utk.edu.


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Local bands join to play Friday Rourke regrets behavior, attitude Daniel Maxwell Staff Writer The Square Room, a venue located behind Café 4 on Market Square, will host two Tennessee native bands Friday at 9 p.m. First on the list is Hightide Blues, a Nashville-based grass-roots rock band that will continue its extensive tour of the southeast by gracing the stage here in Knoxville. Although the band hails from nearby Middle Tennessee, it has only performed in Knoxville on a few occasions. However, the band will make this visit count, with an in-store performance taking place at Borders Books and Music at 5 p.m. Friday. Sharing the Square Room’s ticket with Hightide Blues is local favorite the Dirty Guv’nahs, whose sound is “somewhere between the Rolling Stones, Wilson Pickett and The Avett Brothers. You might wanna throw some of The Black Crowes in there too,” said James Trimble, The Dirty Guv’nahs’ guitarist. Taking their inspiration from everyday people, unorthodox creativity, family members and their own experiences as a group, The Dirty Guv’nahs attempt to achieve a unique demeanor focused on reaching out to real people with the positivity of its music. Songs like “We’ll be The Light” and “Common People” on the band’s self-titled album exemplify this attribute. “We’re excited to meet new people and

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Kids Place, Inc. is looking for enthusiastic, creative, hard working employees to work with children in our after-school programs in Knox Co. Schools. Many locations available. Good pay & no weekends!! If this is you or anyone you know- please call our main office at (865)933-7716 to schedule an appointment or pick up an application. You may also fax your resume to (865)933-9663. Local catering company looking for on-call servers. Shifts available weekdays or weekends. $8/hr. 522-5552. rbjonescaterer@aol.com. Looking for child care 3 days a week. Must have transportation. Call Jennifer 865-223-2468. Now hiring for after school childcare center in West Knoxville. PT positions available Tues. and Thurs. 2-6PM. Call Robert 454-1091. Now hiring PT counter positions. Please contact Brian or Sherry at Crown Dry Cleaners. (865)584-7464. P/T employees wanted for media company. Set your own schedule. Call (865)379-1002. Ask for Gabi. Sports minded students wanted for non paid internship with national sports management agency. All majors welcome. Please send resume and cover letter to a3interns@a3athletics.com Telephone Surveys University of Tennessee. Conduct telephone surveys to collect environmental and recreational data. Pay is $8 per hour. Work in a relaxed environment conducting telephone interviews with other college students. Night and weekend shifts available. Call April at 974-6864

see what all Knoxville has to offer,” said Paul McDonald, Hightide Blues’ vocalist and guitar player. “We’ve also never played with The Dirty Guv’nahs before and that is going to be a lot of fun.” With subjects ranging from relationships to hard times, the nightlife of various cities and extraordinarily beautiful gas-station attendants, Hightide Blues thrives on variety. Raised on classic rock heroes like Eric Clapton and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, McDonald acknowledges inspiration from unrefined blues artists as well as contemporary artists such as Ryan Adams and The Kings of Leon. Particularly excited for Hightide Blues’ performance are the members of The Dirty Guv’nahs. “We met the guys in Hightide Blues at Bonnaroo, and they are great guys,” Trimble said. “They really bring it live.” Moreover, The Guv’nahs anticipate a warm welcome home. “Playing in Knoxville is incredible,” Trimble said. “Every band that ever goes anywhere has to have a hometown that really gets behind them. We are so happy to have so many fans here in our hometown. When you’re out on the road all the time, it gets pretty tough. Coming home really refuels us and makes us feel like it’s all worthwhile.” This will also be The Dirty Guv’nahs’ first official appearance at the Square Room. With a house full of young and zealous Tennessean musicians, the promise of an interesting show is definitely on the cards.

looked like a bunch of Germans on vacation in Miami Beach. Now they know about nutrition, and they stay at the gym,” he said. So the role of a wrestler required tough training and six meals a day to gain the required extra 32 pounds, he said. “I’m not 20 years old any more and when they throw your ass down, something is gonna hurt,” he said. “My back would go out; my knee would go out. I had three MRIs in the first two months. If they would say they want to make part two, I would say, ‘No, thank you.’” He said his next project, “Iron Man 2,” in which he plays an evil assassin, will “be better than Iron Man 1, that I can guarantee you.” The Sarajevo Film Festival traditionally organizes events called “Coffee with ...” that allow the press, as well as other people, to talk to stars at a downtown square. This year the guests were Rourke and “X-Files” actress Gillian Anderson among others.

His comeback came with “Sin City” and was followed by Darren Aronofsky’s “Wrestler.” Aronofsky fought to cast Rourke against the concerns of financial backers and forged a compromise by settling on a lower budget of $6 million. The role brought Rourke an Oscar nomination. Rourke said he had not expected to get another chance, but then got two. “I feel very blessed, very thankful, very fortunate,” he said. As a teenager, Rourke took up self-defense training, switched to boxing and decided on an amateur career before turning to acting. “I think sports gave me a mindset to keep moving, that I’m not dead,” he said. “You learn to pick yourself up and keep going. ... For me the game was not over,” he added. “The Wrestler” is his favorite movie, he said, but also was the hardest one he ever made. “Thirty years ago these guys were a bunch of fat guys in Speedos who

The Associated Press Mickey Rourke blames himself for being out of the spotlight for over a decade but says his early interest in sports gave him a spirit that allowed him to pick himself up. The 57-year-old actor confessed to an audience at the Sarajevo Film Festival on Thursday that he was out of work for almost 14 years because he did “not behave properly, like a professional. I wasn’t real responsible.” He said he blames himself for ruining the first part of his career. The star was gone from Hollywood after squandering his early potential with bad-boy behavior and by turning down roles. “I paid the price for it,” he said. Those years were hard, he said. “It’s better to never work than to have worked and become a hasbeen. I have been a hasbeen for 12, 13 years. You feel terrible about yourself; you are not in control anymore.”

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FORT SANDERS James Agee 3BR/ 1.5BA with parking included. $1475/mo. (865)363-3834. Headed Back to School? Glad you never have to go back again? Either way, take advantage of Back to School Savings on your new Roomy 2 or 3 Bedroom! Great location. Only 3 minutes to West Town Mall and easy 12 minute commute to campus. Super nice updated interior with crown molding, exceptional closet space, french doors that open onto your private patio, and washer/dryer connections. Large or small pets welcome! Lease before 8/20/09 and receive reduced move-in fees, save $600 in free rent, AND receiver a $100 VISA gift card for Back to School Shopping! Call Today! Limited time offer! (888)703-1453. HUNTINGTON PLACE UT students! Only 3 miles west of campus. We have eff. to 3BR. Hardwood floors. Central H/A. Pets allowed. Call (865)588-1087. Ask about our special.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

ENTERTAINMENT

WUTK’s ‘Funhouse’ hosts show at local bar Katharine Heriges Entertainment Editor DJs Derek and Rob are living the dream. Many music lovers harbor the vague, hidden desire to host their own radio show, much like drinkers who yearn to own their own bar. Usually these shows are based on the whimsy of the dreamer — a vision of a show where they could play anything they wanted, to spin their favorites for the whole world to hear. Maybe the whole world isn’t listening, but Knoxville’s airwaves get a weekly taste of 90.3 The Rock’s “The Funhouse” program, a specialty show in which its hosts, Derek Senter and Rob Levering, play whatever they want. “Originally we wanted to play things like The Stooges and MC5, but we

expanded to everything else,” Senter said. “It’s basically whatever we’re in the mood for.” The name of the program was taken from The Stooges’ album “Funhouse,” reflecting the hosts’ taste for garage and punk-flavored rock and roll. However, the show quickly progressed to include everything from ‘80s hair metal to old-school hip hop. Senter said “they don’t really know how to express what kind of music is and isn’t OK to request, only that they know what won’t fly for their show’s purpose.” “It’s kind of a dictatorship, really,” Senter said. “The Funhouse” is set to kick off the first of their live “Funhouse Presents” shows for the semester at Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria on Friday. “We don’t broadcast from (Barley’s),” Senter explained of the once-a-month live event. “We go down

there and MC the show.” This month’s live “Funhouse” will star the Nashville-based soul outfit The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker. “It (will be) a really, really good one,” Senter said of the upcoming Dynamites appearance, owing to the large presence of Charles Walker. “He’s truly a legend.” The bands are booked through a partnership with Barley’s and WUTK. “It’s a give and take with Barley’s as to what bands come, and it’s worked really well,” Senter said. Senter lamented that this will be the first show in years that he will have to miss and leave sole hosting duties to his counterpart Levering. Senter and Levering began working on “The Funhouse” with WUTK back in 2005. “We’ve been friends for 15 years, and we basically bonded over music,”

Senter said. He and Levering originally hosted a show on 90.3 back when they attended UT as students. It was a “ridiculous ‘80s hair metal show,” Senter explained, that was started as a joke and then caught on. Their current show is no joke, though. Metro Pulse has voted DJs Derek and Rob “Knoxville’s Best Radio Personalities” for the 2009 Metro Pulse Best of Knoxville awards, and they are currently in the running for a similar prize in the Knoxville NewsSentinel’s East Tennessee’s Best Awards. Benny Smith, General Manager of WUTK, emphasized that Senter and Levering’s recognition is “welldeserved.” “We can’t be more proud of them,” Smith said. “You know, ‘The Funhouse’ is what radio’s supposed to be about,” Smith continued. “It’s two guys who have a

passion for music and a passion for their listeners. Rob and Derek have a strong bond with the listeners. “It’s one of the reasons that commercial radio is dying — it’s radio with personality, and commercial radio lack that personality,” Smith said. Senter didn’t speak as glowingly of the program: “It’s basically two jackasses that have been friends for a long time who would have been hanging out anyway, spinning tunes and drinking beer. We talk about anything; it could be sports or politics. Occasionally we’ll go on a tangent and realize we’ve wasted five minutes.” Whatever they do, Smith insists that Levering and Senter are valuable to the station. “We’re lucky to have those guys,” he said. “The Funhouse” airs on Fridays regularly at 8 p.m., and the live show begins at 8 p.m. this Friday at Barley’s.

Theater to end play with more on the horizon Chassidy Doane Staff Writer “Moon Over Buffalo,” a production of Theatre Knoxville Downtown, will hold its final performances Friday, Saturday and

Sunday. Theatre Knoxville, the city’s only non-campus community theater organization, has been located at 319 North Gay St. for almost five years now and is open year round to the public. Only seating 50 people at a time, the audience can really take in all of the excitement of the

shows. Theatre Knoxville Downtown puts on many different productions from murder mysteries to comedies to simple feel-good shows to take the family to. Vice president Joe Jaynes said the shows are put on by a variety of volunteers who come together and make TKD able to be a non-profit organization. The theater puts on approximately eight shows a year and has produced shows for over 10 years. “Moon Over Buffalo” has ran since Aug. 1 and will take its final bow on Sunday. According to Theatre Knoxville Downtown’s Web site, “Buffalo” is a comedy that takes place in the 1950s, focusing on fading stars George and Charlotte Hay. George and Charlotte live in Buffalo, N.Y. and play “Private Lives” and “Cyrano De Bergerac” with five other actors. Word comes around that Frank Capra is coming to see them perform to decide if he wants to cast them in the remake of his classic play, “The Scarlet Pimpernel.” “Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that can go wrong, does go wrong,” said Windie Wilson, TKD president and occasional actor.

The show will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night and 3 p.m. on Sunday. The cast consists of Gay Harrison, Krisha Newport, Beverly Harrison, Alicia Sells, Mark Palmer, Erin Glisson, Robert McDonald III and Gary Mullins, and Robert Hahn directs. “It’s a very fast-paced, well-acted, hilarious show,” Wilson said. She also said the theater is a great place for UT students to catch a reasonably priced show. Friday and Saturday night’s tickets will cost $15 with a reduction to $10 for Thursday and Sunday. A new show will start up at TKD on Sept. 11 and run through Oct. 4 called “Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean,” directed by Courtney Woolard. Wilson said TKD is always looking for new talent and will welcome anyone interested in theater, whether they would like to gain experience on stage, working with the technical part of the show or helping back stage. Anyone interested in reserving and purchase tickets to see a show or possibly helping out with a production can find more information on TKD’s Web site, http://www.theatreknoxville.com.


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Alexander, Merritt represent Track Vols at World Outdoors Corey Nocco Staff Writer

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Defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin inspects the defensive line during practice Thursday afternoon. See letter from head coach Lane Kiffin on pg. 4.

NCAA rules Memphis to vacate wins from 2007-2008 campaign The Associated Press Memphis will be forced to vacate the record 38 victories from its Final Four season of 2007-08 under former coach John Calipari because of NCAA violations, The Commercial Appeal reported. The newspaper, citing an unidentified source close to the situation, said on its Web site the NCAA will release findings of its investigation Thursday. The Commercial Appeal said it was unaware of any penalties beyond this season. The NCAA investigated whether someone took the SAT exam for a player on that Final Four team. Memphis was notified of potential violations in January and met with the governing body in June. The NCAA has said an unknown person took the college entrance exam for a player — with his knowledge — and that the player used it to get admitted. The governing body says the athlete played for the Tigers only in the

2007-08 season and the 2008 NCAA Tournament. Just one person fits that description: Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls’ No. 1 overall draft pick in 2008 and its rookie of the year. The NCAA planned a conference call for Thursday afternoon and Memphis president Shirley Raines told The Associated Press that the school would follow with a news conference. Memphis coach Josh Pastner declined to comment early Thursday, deferring to university officials. Memphis finished 38-2 in 2007-08, setting the NCAA record for wins in a season. The Tigers lost 75-68 to Kansas in overtime in the national championship game. It would be the second time both Memphis and Calipari had to vacate Final Four seasons. The Tigers were stripped of their 1985 appearance, and Calipari’s Massachusetts team lost its 1996 berth. See Memphis on Page 8

One current UT track and field athlete and one alumnus represented UT in the 12th International Association of Athletics Federations World Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Berlin, Germany from Aug. 15 through Aug. 23. Lady Vols junior Annie Alexander represented her native country of Trinidad and Tobago and UT in the World Championships in the shot put. Former Volunteer Aries Merritt also competed in the 110meter hurdles for the United States. Alexander competed in the shotput qualifying round on Sunday, recording 16.01 and 15.82 meter throws in Group A. With 24 total shotput contestants, only the top 12 would qualify for the finals. Alexander’s best throw of 16.01 meters placed her at

13th in group A and 23rd overall, failing to qualify for the finals. Alexander started her path to Berlin by finishing third at the 2009 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships and recording a season-best toss of 57 feet, two inches at the indoor meet. Alexander then punched her ticket to Berlin with a second-place finish at the U.S. national track and field meet. Merritt competed in the 110-meter hurdles on Wednesday but failed to make it to the semifinals with a fourth-place finish in heat three. The former NCAA champion finished with a time of 13.70. Merritt qualified for the World Championships in 2008 after being ranked sixth in the world, recording a season-best time of 13.15 seconds for a thirdplace finish, just over his career-best time of 13.09, set in 2007. See Track on Page 8


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Aug. 21 - Aug. 23, 2009 — Saturday, Aug. 22 Women’s Soccer vs. ETSU Knoxville 7 p.m.

“I’m not worried about it because they have never said Coach Cal did anything wrong at all. I think he’s a very upstanding guy.” -Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear on Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari

The Tennessee Lady Vol soccer team was picked to finish third in the Southeastern Conference’s Eastern Division in the 2009 annual poll of the league’s head coaches. The Big Orange garnered 43 points to trail Florida (66 points) and Georgia (53 points) in the divisional standings. The defending conference regular-season champion Gators were the coaches’ overwhelming choice to repeat as both the overall league and Eastern Division titlist, while LSU totaled 63 points to hold off Auburn (58 total points) for the Western Division’s top spot. Tennessee enters Saturday’s season opener versus instate foe East Tennessee State carrying a roster of 23 players, including 15 returning letter winners, seven returning starters from last year’s SEC Tournament championship team and eight lauded newcomers. Leading the returnees for the Orange and White are senior forward Mick Imgram, sophomore midfielder Chelsea Hatcher, junior midfielder/forward Julie Edwards and junior midfielder Tanya Emerson. Among the lauded newcomers are forwards Jayden Barrett and Alexis Owens, defender Ali Hall, midfielder Amy Harrison and midfielder/defender Kylie Bono. The Orange and White kickoff game starts the 2009 regular season on Aug. 22, when ETSU visits Knoxville for a 7 p.m. matchup.

UNCLE BRUCE wants YOU to RECYCLE your BEACON Track continued from Page 7 “My grandmother passed away this year and it’s been really tough,” Merritt said. “My indoor has been terrible, and I hurt my hamstring. I came out, stayed focused (outdoors), built into it, didn’t open up as fast as I normally do, and I just kept trying to dedicate the year to her. I feel blessed right now.” This year’s Track and Field World Championships is the first time Team USA will compete in an interna-

tional competition in Berlin since Jesse Owens captured gold medals in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and long jump in the 1936 Olympic Games. “These World Championships are special to us for many reasons,” said U.S. Track and Field CEO Doug Logan in a release. “It is Team USA’s chance to come back strong in the post-Olympic year, and it is an opportunity to honor the incredible legacy of the great Jesse Owens. We feel our team roster will represent the United States well on both counts.”

2009 LADY VOLS SOCCER SCHEDULE 8/22 ETSU 8/28 Arizona State 8/30 Pepperdine 9/4 @ Minnesota 9/6 Wisconsin 9/11 Memphis 9/13 Western Carolina 9/20 @ West Virginia 9/25 @ Arkansas 9/27 @ LSU 10/2 @ Vanderbilt 10/4 @ Kentucky 10/9 Mississippi State 10/11 Mississippi 10/16 Florida 10/18 South Carolina 10/22 Auburn 10/25 @ Alabama 10/30 @ Georgia 11/4-11/8 SEC Tournament

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Memphis continued from Page 7 Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson, coach Josh Pastner and a team spokesman couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday night. Calipari, appearing at the Kentucky State Fair on Thursday, would not elaborate because the report had not been officially released. “We don’t know anything because I’m not going to comment because I have to wait on the finding,” Calipari said. “I would be disappointed if that’s what they chose to do.” Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, appearing with Calipari on Thursday, said he’s not concerned about the troubles at Memphis following Calipari to the Wildcats. “I’m not worried about it because they have never said Coach Cal did anything wrong at all,” Beshear said. “I think he’s a very upstanding guy. I think that’s his reputation, and I think that reputation will be with him here. I really don’t foresee any problems.” Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart, who hired Calipari from Memphis this year, declined to comment.


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