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      October 16, 2007
 Vol. 115, No. 43 | Athens, Georgia

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Board protects research participants
        By TOM MARINE                        reviews experiments proposed                           we will abide by,” Pooser said.                 there are adverse events, but we         which the Human Subjects Office
         The Red & Black                     by professors and students that                        “We have a lot of researchers                   try to counter a response to             goes back and forth with the
                                             include human subjects.                                doing a lot of good work.”                      that.”                                   researcher. She said the office
   As the University continues                  In an interview with The Red                           Nackerud said the federal reg-                  Nackerud said the board               helps the board by looking over
its pursuit of federal grants and            & Black, board Chairman Larry                          ulations resulted from miscon-                  emphasizes that experiments              the applications and making rec-
facilities for research, a board of          Nackerud and Human Subjects                            duct in human experiments such                  contain elements for an informed         ommendations before the board
faculty, staff and community                 Administrator Benilda Pooser                           as the U.S. Public Health Service               consent, so all participation by         reviews it.
members aims to protect stu-                 said the board weighs the risks                        Syphilis Study from 1932 to 1972.               subjects is voluntary. He said              David Lee, vice president for
dents participating in the experi-           and benefits involved with each                        He said the Institutional Review                during his tenure at the                 research, wrote in an e-mail the
ments.                                       experiment.                                            Board helps keep researchers in                 Institutional Review Board that          University is expanding the board
   The Institutional Review                     “UGA, like other universities                       compliance with federal laws.                   he cannot remember one experi-           by adding another community
Board, a federally mandated                  that receive federal funding,                             He added, “99 percent of                     ment being turned down.                  member.
committee for any university per-            needs to sign an assurance with                        researchers are very careful with                  Pooser described the applica-
forming research on people,                  the government that this is what                       the people they test. At times,                 tion process as a negotiation, in                        See BOARD, Page 3

The Haunted Hallwaysof Athens Friends
 The Haunted Hallways of Athens                                                                                                                           by Pearman Parker

      An October tradition is to embrace the spirit of Halloween. As some tales are told, several spooks have taken year-round
       residency in Athens. Other places rumored haunted in Athens include Joe Brown Hall, Demosthenian Hall, the Classic                                                                lament
                                                                                                                                                                                         death of
                                                       Center and Waddel Hall.

                                                                                                                                                                                                By ALEXIS GARROBO
                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Red & Black

                                                                                                                                                                                            A University student known for his
                                                                                                                                                                                         swimming skills died Friday.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Zachary Burall Rose swam his way
                                                                                                                                                                                         to several high school state champi-

    T.R.R. Cobb House                                                                                     Alpha Gamma Delta                                                              onships and a spot on the Georgia
                                                                                                                                                                                         Zone team.
    175 Hill St.                                                                                          530 S. Milledge Ave.                                                              In 2004 and 2005 Rose was an All-
                                                                                                                                                                                         American in the 200 yard individual
    The man in gray walks the upper floor. He stands by the fireplace. He is                              While most wedding days are joyful, one Alpha Gamma Delta sister found         medley and 100 yard backstroke. Rose
    “completely benevolent” and protects his house. His name is T.R.R. Cobb                               her wedding day to be her last. President Casey Lamberski refused to           signed a letter of intent with the
                                                                                                          share her version of the tale. But according to archives of The Red &          University swimming and diving team,
    and he is 184 years old.
                                                                                                          Black, Suzy, jilted at the altar and heartbroken, ran upstairs and hanged      but he did not swim for the team.
    “I have heard lots of sounds,” said Shanon Hays, program coordinator for
                                                                                                          herself in a tiny room in the attic of the house on Milledge Avenue. Her          “Zach was a fine young man, and
    the T.R.R. Cobb House on Hill Street.                                                                                                                                                we hurt for everybody
    On one occasion, Hays said she heard a child’s voice — innocently giggling.                           fiance had no plans of calling off the wedding. He was stuck in Watkins-
                                                                                                                                                                                         in his family,” Jack
    “Obviously, no one was there.”                                                                        ville after a bridge washed out.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Bauerle,    University
                                                                                                                                                                                         swimming and diving
                                                                                                                                                                                         head coach, said. “This
                                                                                                                                                                                         is the saddest thing
                                                                                                                                                                                            Rose      attended
                                                                                                                                                                                         Glynn Academy in St.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Simons Island. Three
                                                                                                                                                                                         University students            ROSE
                                                                                                                                                                                         who attended Glynn
                                                                                                                                                                                         Academy have died in the past year.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Jacob Nyenhuis died in a car acci-
                                                                                                                                                                                         dent while driving to the University in
                                                                                                                                                                                         2006. Rebekah Rogers died Aug. 28,
                                                                                                                                                                                         three days after a car accident, the
                                                                                                                                                                                         Florida Times-Union reported.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Glynn Academy principal Dave
                                                                                                                                                                                         Baker said Monday he did not know
    Sigma Phi Epsilon                                                                                Old Athens Cemetery                                                                 the students, but the public school
                                                                                                                                                                                         hosts approximately 1,750 students.
    327 S. Milledge Ave.                                                                             Jackson Street                                                                         Friends created Facebook groups
                                                                                                                                                                                         to share memories of Rose. “Pray for
    She is their muse. Their haint. And she is “the ghost of a 7-year-old girl,                      Beneath the hollow ground lie more than 500 people, including Revolu-               Zach Rose and his family” has 212
    Tabitha,” said Austin Williams, philanthropy chair for Sigma Phi Epsilon.                        tionary War soldiers and a previous University president. Athens folklore           members, and “Memories of Zach
    Tabitha was the daughter of an Athens district court judge in the 1950s.                         warns visitors of unexplained events near the Conger family plot. But it’s          Rose” has 201 members.
    “The story goes that he had financial problems and maybe went crazy and                          not all coffins and tombstones.                                                        The Glynn County coroner’s office
    drowned her in the bathtub,” Williams said. “Sometimes the door would                            “There is ongoing preservation work,” said Janine Duncan, campus                    verified Rose’s death Monday after-
    creepily slam and no one would have touched it.”                                                 planning coordinator II at the University.                                          noon. His family reached by phone
    Tabitha’s supposed presence spawned the idea for their annual Haunted                            Last Halloween, vandals caused more than $10,000 in damages at the                  Monday did not wish to comment.
    House philanthropy, held this year in Memorial Hall Ballroom on Oct. 29 -                        cemetery on Jackson Street, she said.                                                  Services for Rose will be held at
    30 with proceeds benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network.                                      “Please be mindful that there are a lot of people buried in the cemetery,”          Edo Miller Funeral Home in Brunswick
                                                                                                                                                                                         Thursday at 11 a.m., and visitation
                                                                                                     she said. “And admire some of the artwork.”
                                                                                                                                                                                         will be Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.

                                                                                                                                             GRAPHIC BY COLIN DUNLOP | The Red & Black

Guster’s music ‘too complex’ for just three                                                                                                                                   SISTER SITTERS
                                                       By JENNIFER JACKSON                                           GUSTER
                                                          The Red & Black
                                                                                                                 with Brett Dennen
                                                       Students have the chance
                                                   to drop their midterm blues                            When: 8 tonight
                                                   tonight and “Gang Up on the                            Where: Georgia Theatre
                                                   Sun” at Georgia Theatre.                               Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at
                                                       Band member Joe Pisapia                            the door
                                                   said he joined the band five                           More information: Visit
                                                   years ago, after Guster’s                    
                                                   music became too complex
                                                   for a three-piece.
                                                       “Mostly I’m a guitar play-                   learning the petal steel gui-
                                                   er, but in Guster I play gui-                    tar. I’ve always wanted one
                                                   tar, bass, keyboard and other                    — I guess I have a healthy
                                                   things,” Pisapia said.                           addiction to it.”
                                                   “Because we experimented a                          Playing with Guster
                                                   lot with this last record, I                     tonight is Brett Dennen from
                                                   can do a little bit of every-                    California.
                                                   thing now.”                                         “When I first heard the
                                                                                                                                                                                                          MIKE COMER | The Red & Black
                                 Courtesy Guster       With his own studio, it’s                    description of Brett
▲ In the “final phase” of a tour                   hard to keep Pisapia away                        Dennen’s music, it was com-                    ▲ Rigel Lewis Turner, 9, watches Mulan on Friday with
                                                   from recording, even during                      pletely different than I
promoting its most recent                          his downtime.                                    thought it would be,” Pisapia
                                                                                                                                                   sorority volunteers during Panhellenic Faculty Night Out, a
album, Guster will play at the                         “It’s so fun to get lost in                  said. “He has a world-music                    courtesy babysitting event for University faculty, at the
Georgia Theatre tonight with                       the world of writing songs on                                                                   Tate Reception Hall. His father, Christian Turner, is an
Brett Dennen.                                      my own,” Pisapia said. “I’m                                        See MUSIC, Page 5            assistant professor in the law school.

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