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Satan’s Camaro drives graphic-design creations to OU (Page B4) The University of Oklahoma’s independent student voice since 1916 F R I DAY, s e P T e M B e R 3 0 , 2 011 W W W.O U DA I LY.C O M 2 010 G OL D C ROW N W I N N E R SMOKe-Free CaMpUS Tobacco team broaches ban Committee holds first, only open meeting of the semester Thursday BLAYKLEE BUCHANAN Campus reporter P r e s i d e n t D a v i d B o r e n ’s newly formed Tobacco Advisory Committee met Thursday afternoon for its first and only open meeting to discuss the campuswide smoking ban. The committee, which consists of students, faculty and staff, was formed by Boren earlier this month to determine the best way to implement a smoking ban at OU. The committee members also will debate if a ban on all tobacco products or just smoking is the best decision for the OU community. No matter what the committee HOUSinG & FOOD members decide, they also will make recommendations for how far the ban will reach and what will happen if the ban is violated. At the meeting, Boren reiterated his reasons for the ban — health costs and the costs associated with litter and damage. “The concern really starts with the concern for our colleagues and friends and members of our community from the point of view on the impact on health that continued use of tobacco causes,” Boren said. College of Public Health dean Gary Raskob spoke about the risks smoking in public places, such as the impact on cardiovascular health. “[There is] very strong evidence that there is a relationship between these policies and heart attack rates,” Raskob said. After health concerns, the committee discussed the financial burdens smoking puts on university cleanup. Trash-can damage by cigarette butts is costly, said Allen King, director of landscaping. It costs $1,200 per year to repair and repaint trash cans across campus, King said. SEE BAN PAGE A3 inTernaTiOnaL STUDenTS Sooners reap local harvest Friday’s farmers market supplies fresh produce CAITLIN RUEMPING Campus reporter The ruddy flesh of ripe apples peek out the edge of a woven basket, flanked by bins of onions and potatoes, tucked away in the quiet corner near OU’s produce restaurant in the Oklahoma Memorial Union. This scene is a regular Friday for The Laughing Tomato’s farmers market. The Laughing Tomato, with a focus on sustainability, has been offering fresh produce every Friday since it began its weekly farmers market three years ago. Much of the restaurant’s produce — about 15 percent of its total food ser ved — comes from Peachcrest Farms in Stratford, accompanied by peanut products from S nider Far ms Peanut Barn, Hollis and other local, baked-goods businesses, according to the OU Housing and Food website. “I like to support local businesses,” said Donna Dye, supervisor of The Laughing Tomato. “As far as keeping Oklahoma m o n e y i n O k l a h o ma, your money supports the local economy and farmers when you buy from our farmers market.” Along with the locally grown foods, The Laughing Tomato’s staff members look for guests KINGSLEY BURNS/THE DAILY Alisa Jenkins, psychology senior, browses the selection of oU-branded apparel at the University bookstore on Thursday. Sooner pride surprise for some COCO COURTOIS Campus reporter Throwing on a Sooner hoodie may seem normal for OU students, but something as simple as wearing your university colors surprises many exchange students. “When I arrived here, my first thought was, ‘Why is everyone wearing the same T-shirt?’” said Anais Tierny, a French student in communications. Andrea Nieto, a Peruvian student in economics, had a similar first impression. “When I came here, I realized the whole city lives around the High number of OU memorabilia for sale an adjustment for international students university,” Nieto said. In Norman, school spirit is everywhere, but in foreign countries it is often peripheral. “When I go to the university, I don’t even see a logo anywhere. They have three big flagpoles in front of the university and not even a single flag on it,” said Moerowam Al-Chaabi, a German graduate student in engineering. “It’s not that our university doesn’t have T-shirts; they do. But nobody wears them.” International universities typically don’t focus on marketing because their principal goal is to educate, Al-Chaabi said. “The university is a place to study — no one would think of it as a shopping center,” Tierny said. “Besides, students are not particularly proud of belonging to the university; no one would buy anything.” International students typically show school pride when they come from a prestigious university. “A lot of famous people went to this university, so people think that when you come from the university, you’re really smart — they know you went through a lot to get there,” Nieto said. “We even have shirts, bags, school material. ... I guess it’s because of the American influence since most of the teachers and professors have studied [in the U.S.]” For local retailers, it’s the football team that has everyone on SEE PRIDE PAGE A2 SEE MARKET PAGE A2 OpiniOn VOL. 97, NO. 32 © 2011 OU Publications Board FREE — Additional copies 25 cents INsIDe News .......................... Classifieds .................. Life & Arts .................. Opinion ...................... Sports ......................... A2 A5 B4 A4 B1 NOw ON Stand up, speak out about smoking ban Bedlam for Big 12 opener no matter your opinion, you should make your voice heard. (page a4) Win honors memory of head coach’s son ASHLY MENDEZ oU volleyball’s victory against Texas makes game even sweeter. (page B1) LiFe & arTS israeli-palestinian discussions Oldies and newbies coming to campus students share their opinions on the longtime issue. ( Upcoming concerts to feature different kinds of music. (page B5) Novelist recognized as laureate for work Four-day event celebrates work of Oklahoma writers SpOrTS MULTiMeDia neUSTaDT FeSTiVaL 2011 Campus reporter MARCIN RUTKOWSKI/THE DAILY Junior forward dria hampton (9) fights past a byU player during a game earlier this season. The sooners open big 12 play against no. 2 oklahoma state on friday in norman. (page B1) One young-adult novelist received $25,000 and the 2011 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature on Thursday afternoon at the 2011 Neustadt Festival. Virginia Euwer Wolff, of Portland, Ore., received her Neustadt Prize certificate, monetary award and a replica of an eagle’s feather cast in silver during Thursday’s Neustadt Festival event at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. World Literature Today, the university’s magazine of international literature and culture, hosted the afternoon discussion as part of the four-day festival. The festival celebrates the work of the Neustadt laureate and nine internationally SEE PRIZE PAGE A3

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