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LIFE & ARTS • PAGE 5 Latest ‘Guitar Hero’ game underwhelms The Daily’s AJ Lansdale reviews “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock,” which was released Sept. 28, and finds its music selection lacking The University of Oklahoma’s independent student voice since 1916 Monday, October 4, 2010 Free — additional copies 25¢ House discusses changes to party bus law Representative seeks to eliminate loophole for drivers who transport drinking minors CHASE COOK The Oklahoma Daily An interim hearing Tuesday will discuss whether it should be a crime to transport minors drinking alcohol, “knowingly” or not. “Knowingly is an escape clause,” said Rep. Wallace Collins, D-Norman. “All the driver has to do is say, ‘I didn’t know what was going on.’” The current law, Senate Bill 1762 Section 1. A, states “it shall be unlawful ... to knowingly transport a minor or minors, under the age of 21, who are in possession of or consuming alcoholic beverages.” Collins said the bill has good intentions, but the word “knowingly” provides a loophole for vehicle owners and drivers. He plans to remove that word, and to make it illegal for alcohol to be present on the bus when minors are riding. “We don’t even allow minors into a bar or bar area of a restaurant,” Collins said. “I find it ridiculous that we would allow, or not take action on, minors being on these party buses where drinking is taking place.” If passed, party bus and limousine drivers will have to crack down on underage passengers. Matt Howard, Rockstar party bus driver, said he supports Collins and that his company already practices safety for the bus driver and the passengers. He said the company operates a zero tolerance policy on the presence of alcohol with minors by checking identification and prohibiting open containers during prom events. “It’s the responsibility of the bus driver to make sure minors aren’t drinking on the bus,” Howard said. Sen. Debbe Leftwich, D-Oklahoma City, authored the bill after high school students rented a party bus and drank while riding to the prom, according to a February press release from the What’s next? The interim hearing has been assigned to the House Public Safety Committee and will be held 9:30 a.m. at the state Capitol, Room 432A. Senate. Her goal was to crack down on party bus companies turning a blind-eye on underage drinking. Collins said he originally made two changes to the bill. One amendment made it illegal for alcohol to be present on the bus when minors were riding, and the other removing the word CRIMSON VICTORY | OU BEATS TEXAS FOR THE 1ST TIME SINCE 2007 “knowingly.” Currently, it is legal for adults to drink on the bus in the presence of minors. When the bill went back to the Senate after Collins’ changes where made, Leftwich removed them from the bill. When it was sent back to Collins, it wasn’t amendable again. The hearing is a forum for those affected by the bill — such as the liquor industry and party bus companies — and the general public to provide input on Collins’ intended changes. Collins said he wants to get information from all sides, and depending on what comes out of the meeting, he will attempt to change the law next year. Therapy targets cancer cells OU professor develops new treatment using heat energy, oxygen to destroy affected cells ROHAID ALI The Oklahoma Daily MERRILL JONES/THE DAILY Sooner mascot Boomer celebrates with fans after the OU football team defeated the Longhorns, 28-20, in Dallas. The Sooners built a 21-7 lead in the first half, and then weathered Texas’ attack to hold on for the victory. OU now heads into a bye week with a 5-0 record and ranked No. 6 in the nation. For complete game coverage, see page 7. Students find supportive network in siblings The five Bober siblings have found individual identities while still remaining a close-knit family KATHLEEN EVANS The Oklahoma Daily Five current OU students were Sooner born and bred, but pay out-of-state tuition. Kacy Bober and her siblings — Makenna, and triplets Callie, Corrie and Colin — grew up in a Sooner household in Oklahoma before moving to Katy, Texas, for their father’s work. Their whole family, including their mother, aunts, uncles and cousins, are all Sooners. “All five of us have always worked while in school to help with books or tuition or anything else we wanted to do,” Kacy said. “It’s hard having five people in school at the same time, but OU’s been really, really generous toward us.” This semester, they received the Sooner Heritage scholarship, a scholarship OU awards to about 2,500 students in financial on your own, but you had your sister or your need each year, according to OU Financial brother.” Services. Even as the only boy, Colin said he never Despite the financial challenges of having felt left out or picked on. five people in school at the “We all get along really well,” he same time, the Bobers said said, laughing. “Of course if we had It’s nice to always dirt on each other, we’d use it.” they enjoy going to school tohave someone gether because it provides a His first day at OU, Colin, busisupport system. ness senior and one of the triplets, to hang out with “Our whole family went to said he got lost on campus but ranand have that OU,” said Kacy, the oldest and domly ran into two of his siblings, support system.” who helped him find his way and current business graduate student. “Our parents were always ate lunch with him. He’s also had — KACY BOBER, open to us going anywhere we to get his car jumped before, and wanted. They always secretly having four people to rely on really BUSINESS wanted us to come here, of GRADUATE STUDENT helped out. course.” Callie, human rela“It’s nice to always have sometions senior, said she did have thoughts about one to hang out with and have that support going to another university but couldn’t resist system,” Kacy said. “Even with [general educacoming to OU. tion] classes, we help each other out because “I think it helps because you always have your comfort zone,” said Makenna, a firstyear law student. “It wasn’t just you going out SEE FAMILY PAGE 2 A LOOK AT WHAT’S NEW AT Visit the multimedia section to watch a video about the fried food selection at the Texas State Fair THE OKLAHOMA DAILY VOL. 96, NO. 32 © 2010 OU Publications Board INDEX Campus .............. 2 Classifieds .......... 6 Life & Arts ........... 5 Opinion .............. 4 Sports ................ 7 In 2010, 40,000 individuals will die from breast cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. One OU professor says he may have a device to target cancer cells more accurately, pending FDA approval. When dealing with isolated cancer cells, Dr. Chuanbin Mao said the shotgun approach of chemotherapy is inadequate because it affects other parts of body besides cancerous cells. Photothermal therapy, the treatment he developed, sends gold nanorods into cancerous cells. Once many have made it inside the cells, a neoinfrared laser targets the cancerous cells with the gold nanorods to initiate the heating process. Gold can convert the light energy from the laser into heat energy, destroying the cancer cells by burning them from the inside, said Mao, chemistry professor. Scientists have known that gold has optical properties that allow it to convert light energy into heat energy since 1854. Gold is superior to copper and silver when it comes to these optical qualities, said Penghe Quio, a Ph.D. candidate from China. It has never been used for the treatment of breast cancer. The other method Mao is researching is photodynamic therapy, which uses a drug to kill the cancer cell by converting normal oxygen into a lethal variety. “The drug we are using is known as a photosynthesizer,” Mao said. “Once it is activated by the neoinfrared light, it converts the oxygen into singlet oxygens; these are fatal to the cancerous cells.” Photodynamic therapy is in clinical trials around the world, but Mao’s lab is the first to use phages as “carriers” for this drug. A phage is a SEE RESEARCH PAGE 2 TODAY’S WEATHER 74°| 46° Tuesday: Partly cloudy, high of 79 degrees Visit the Oklahoma Weather Lab at

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