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THURSDAY AUGUST 20, 2009 THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA'S INDEPENDENT STUDENT VOICE KLAHOMA'S INDEPENDENT S ANYTIME AT OUDaily com news Read about how researchers at the OU Health Sciences Center are affecting the treatment of high blood pressure. PAGE 3 The future of one e OU athlete may ay be decided inside e the courtroom m instead of on the e field. Find out the e details inside. e. PAGE 5 Tomorrow's Weather Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out The Daily's T Weekend Update. Weeken PAGE 7 90�/65� OUDAILY.COM � YOU CAN TRACK THE OKLAHOMA DAILY ON TWITTER FOR UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE DAY. VISIT TWITTER.COM TO FOLLOW @OUDAILY. OU'S BUDGET DEFIES ECONOMIC TREND Cost-cutting measures prevent students, faculty and staff from suffering with the economy CAITLIN HARRISON The Oklahoma Daily OU will see no increase in tuition and fees this year despite a near 5 percent state budget cut equaling nearly $1 million for August alone. Several cost-cutting measures the university enacted in the past few years made the steady tuition possible, including a reserve that will give OU approximately $5 to $10 million over the next few months, said Jay Doyle, university spokesman. The reserves will help the university through the next five to six months without affecting students, faculty or staff, OU President David Boren said in a statement. OU has cut other costs in the past year as well, Doyle said. The university enacted a hiring freeze as well as a faculty and staff salary freeze last fall. The cost-cutting combination saved OU about $9 or $10 million in the past year. Doyle said he hopes those measures will help OU in the long term as well. Cost-cutting at OU might not be enough, however. "If cuts of this magnitude continue, we would need assistance from the state rainyday fund to avoid more disruptive cuts before the fiscal year is over next June 30," Boren said. Oklahoma's rainy-day fund currently holds $596.6 million, said Shelly Paulk, revenue and budget analyst for the Office of State Finance. The fund is a bank of excess revenue set aside for times of unexpected revenue shortfall or budget deficit. If state revenue exceeds estimates for the fiscal year, the state places money in the fund at the end of that year, Paulk said. The state government can access up to three-eights of the fund if the next fiscal year's upcoming general revenue expectations are projected by the State Board of Equalization to be lower than the previous year's, or if the Board of Equalization believes the current fiscal year's revenues will actually be less than 95 percent of the amount budgeted for that year, said Paulk. The state can also access one-fourth of the fund in an emergency declared by either the state Legislature or the governor. Doyle said the state Legislature has been prudent not to access the fund recently but might need to if economic circumstances become worse. Not all Big 12 schools have been as fortunate as OU, however. Doyle said some universities have raised tuition this year, including the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri. Oklahoma's public universities made a pact not to raise tuition and fees this year, Doyle said. As far as future tuition increases at OU, Doyle said it is too early to predict. "That's something that's definitely going to have to be looked at," he said. "It's way too early to say anything along those lines. Is it a serious issue? Yes. But is it a drastic issue? No." BID DAY MARKS BIG DAY FOR SORORITY PLEDGES International Program Center moves to Hester Hall Building aspires to house all programs in one location on campus NATASHA GOODELL The Oklahoma Daily ELI HULL/THE DAILY Members of the Delta Gamma sorority cheer outside their house Tuesday afternoon as they wait for their pledges to arrive. CHECK OUT THE FULL STORY ON PAGE 2. City freezes Porter Avenue construction Construction freeze enacted for future beautification project RICKY MARANON The Oklahoma Daily An Aug. 11 vote of five Norman city council members brought a stop to all major construction projects in the Porter Avenue Corridor, an area containing several businesses and residences in the center of Norman. "The main objective of the Porter Avenue project is to focus on a corridor that has fallen into decline," Norman Mayor Cindy Rosenthal said. "We've had a lot of commercial encroachment into neighborhoods as well, and we need to bring back and revitalize the area." Council members Hal Ezzell, Doug Cubberley and Tom Kovach voted against the plan because they disagreed with the delay on property improvements to homes and businesses in and around the corridor. "It is premature to have a moratorium if we don't know what is going to come out of this project," Ezzell said. "Not to mention, I think the area should be narrowed to affect the commercial district. I'm not ready to suspend property rights this early in the process." The area affected by the delay extends north of Robinson Street to Castro Street along the southern edge. It also runs at least 350 feet east and west of Porter Avenue's center line, to Findlay Avenue to the east and as far as Peters Avenue to the west, though most of the eastern border falls short of Peters Avenue. "The project is a good thing, but they shouldn't have suspended my property rights," Richard Mayeaux, owner of Design 2000 Flowers and Gifts located at 302 N. Porter Ave. "I have invested much in my business, and I have some plans for some improvements in the future that ... have to wait for now. They The dream of housing all international programs in one building is becoming more likely with the International Programs Center's move from Campus Corner to Hester Hall. The IPC is now housed with the International and Area Studies program and is in close proximity to students, International Student Services and the Education Abroad offices. "It will be good for IPC and IAS to be in one building because they will all be able to have better communication with each other," said Holly Presnell, graduate student and academic adviser for IAS. Vice Provost for International Programs Zach Messitte said the long-term goal is to house the IPC, IAS, ISS and Education Abroad in the same building. Currently, ISS and the Education Abroad offices are located in Old Science Hall. The IPC was previously located in Whitehand Hall on the corner of University Blvd. and Boyd St. and very quiet, said IPC administrative assistant Donna Cline. "I think it will be exciting working with the students," Cline said. "We'll be right in the midst of them." Presnell said she believes IPC's presence on campus will help promote the organization. Messitte said IPC hopes to make Hester Hall a central location for all four of these programs this year and will allow all organizations to use the activity room for meetings and lectures. "It's a small way to get people together outside of just business," he said. IPC intends to decorate Hester Hall with international flags and artifacts so everyone will know it is an international center. "There wasn't a designated place on campus that was international," Messitte said. He said IPC has made small renovations to the building and if the move becomes permanent for the remaining two organizations, it is possible more renovations will take place. The activity room Messitte presented in Hester Hall is an open space designated to international club meetings and lectures. "It's nice to have a space of our own," graduate assistant Albert Schilthuis said. GRAPHIC PROVIDED The above graphic displays the area along Porter Avenue marked off for beautification and restoration by Norman city council members at a public meeting Aug. 11. shouldn't have touched my property rights." Property owners affected by the delay might still be able to perform construction projects, but will need to clear some hurdles first. "If you want to do a project in the affected area, you may file a written intent to appeal with the city clerk, and your request will be added to the next available city council agenda," said Porter Avenue project manager Susan Atkinson. Atkinson said petitioners do not have to receive a rejection for a building permit before filing an intent to appeal. City council staff said the reason for the moratorium was to prohibit drastic changes to the area while the corridor is being studied. "The temporary delay [on conHOUA YANG/THE DAILY struction projects] is short enough for Suzette Grillot, associate director of the International Programs the city to sustain a plan for how to Center, stands in her office located in Hester Hall on Wednesday move forward on the corridor," Susan afternoon. Grillot teaches courses on international relations, global security, and foreign policy. PORTER CONTINUES ON PAGE 2 FREE -- ADDITIONAL COPIES 25� � 2009 VOL. 95, NO. 2 2 Thursday, August 20, 2009 Rush week presents new year, new faces, new experiences About 40 percent of OU's women find their sorority niche on Tuesday MATTHEW MOZEK The Oklahoma Daily Compared with previous years, the number of women enrolled in this fall's Panhellenic Association recruitment decreased, but the level of excitement did not. The number of women enrolled in recruitment was down about 150 from last year's 1,000, and Panhellenic Association President Meredith Willinger said it is due to economic uncertainty. "It's a difficult time for people to go to college and even more difficult for families to meet those expenses. I'm sure economics had a large part in the reduction," said Willinger, economics senior. The Panhellenic Association expected the reduction in recruitment enrollment but was glad about 50 percent of incoming freshman women registered, Willinger said. Of those registered, about 81 percent received bids. For sorority members and prospective new members, rush week is one of the most exciting times of the year. "I was really nervous going in," said Rachel Keiser, potential new member and University College freshman. "It was a shocking experience. I didn't know what to expect." She said she thinks joining a sorority will be like having a home away from home. "It will be nice having a support system with great friends who are always there for you," Keiser said. Taylor Anderson, Pi Beta Phi recruitment chairwoman, said the events went smoothly and the entire chapter is enthusiastic about the girls they received. "I am so excited about our pledge class that we have this year. A lot of good girls are involved in leadership and things like that," said Anderson, public relations junior. "There's a lot of diversity and a lot of different kinds of people, which will be great for our house." Potential new members will have a big impact on their chapters this semester. "The new members are definitely a huge part of everything we do in the fall," Kappa Alpha Theta president Alissa Myers said. Members will go through new member education and learn about their sorority, OU and how to succeed, said Myers, economics senior. "We make them feel really loved and they're a big part of the house," she said. original mile of cars before there was I-35. Part of what the consultants have recommended so far is that we should preserve the history of that area while encouraging new services into the area while citizens can walk and bike." The administrative delay originally appeared on the council's July 14 agenda, but the council postponed a vote on the plan at that time because of a great deal of citizen opposition not just to the plan, but also because the delay was a late addition to the agenda. Even that postponement proved not to be enough notice for some business owners in the affected area. "Renovating Porter would be great, but you'd think they'd let businesses that were being affected by the new rules know," said CheyAnne Sterickler, co-ow ner of `Round the House Consignment Furniture located at 328 E. Main St. "I had no idea that my shop was a part of this whole project." "Members, young and old, are eager to get to know them and take care of them." For many women, being in a sorority has opened doors to new experiences and opportunities. "It has given me opportunities I would never have otherwise," Myers said. "It was the best decision I ever made and I know that Theta will be as wonderful for every one of these girls as it has been for me." Anderson said being in a sorority promotes positive character and teaches social skills. "I would really like to instill in them the true meaning of friendship because true friendship can be found in a sorority," Anderson said. SORORITY RUSH TIMELINE Aug. 13- 850 women moved in the dorms for recruitment Aug. 14- Women attended 11 parties Aug. 15- Women attended 8 parties Aug. 16- Women attended 5 parties Aug. 17- Women attended 2 parties Aug. 18- Women received bids HOUA YANG/THE DAILY Source: Meredith Willinger, Panhellenic Association President Public relations sophomore Meghan Smithers embraces University College freshman Erin Vivian after she received her bid to the Delta Delta Delta sorority Tuesday afternoon. Porter NOTABLE EXCEPTIONS AND ALLOWANCES Several construction and other improvement projects are no longer allowed in the Porter Corridor Area, after the Norman City Council approved an administrative delay. Here are some of those restrictions, along with some projects that are still OK. What's subject to the delay? - Additions to property - New construction - Demolition What's still OK? - Painting - Roofing - Interior remodeling with a permit For a full list of what's allowed and what isn't, please visit oudaily.com Continued from page 1 Connors, director of planning and development for the city of Norman, said Aug. 11. "If people feel they need to do major work they can appeal to the city council for a permit." The administrative delay could last up to one year, but a unanimously-approved amendment to the delay offered by council member Carol Dillingham called for the city to strictly abide by a timeline in order to lift the delay as soon as possible. The council will revisit the issue April 27 and if the plan isn't sufficiently advanced or funded according to a timeline approved at the meeting, the delay will be lifted. Rosenthal said the city was already speaking to consultants about the future of the corridor. "The Porter Corridor has an interesting history," Rosenthal said. "It was the CITYWIDE GARAGE SALE BEGINS TOMORROW Bargain shoppers can rejoice and scour hundreds of sites during Norman's fifth annual citywide garage sale this weekend. The three-day event, held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, does not require sellers to obtain city permits and there are typically more garage sales than usual that weekend, said Carla Chapman, an administrative technician at the City Clerks office. Chapman said the city expects this year to be no different. "With the way the economy is going, I think  will be [one of the biggest years]," she said. A list of participating sites can be found on the City of Norman Web site at www. ci.norman.ok.us after 5 p.m. today. -- Troy Weatherford/The Daily NEWS | LIFESTYLE | ARTS | CAMPUS NEWS | LIFESTYLE | MULTIMEDIA | MARKETPLACE | SPORTS | NEWS | LIFESTYLE | ARTS | CAMPUS NEWS | LIFESTYLE | MULTIMEDIA | MARKETPLACE | SPORTS | Thursday, August 20, 2009 3 Former president preaches importance of religious unity Gov. Brad Henry joins Jimmy Carter in emphasizing the need for balance between faith and modern ideas RICKY MARANON The Oklahoma Daily During their Midwest regional meeting Aug. 7 in Norman, former President Jimmy Carter said the debate and tension between Christianity's unchanging principles and society's progression led him to help create the New Baptist Covenant. He said the effectiveness of the Christian church depends on the church working together, rather than feuding about social policy issues. "It's not the missionaries or the wonderful preaching of great men like Billy Graham who shape the opinion of Christianity in the world," Carter said. "Don't get me wrong, these men are very effective and eloquent in their service to the Lord, but what is shaping the view of Christianity around the world is that they see Christians struggling for authority, having petty disputes and the church appears incapable of coming together." He said using the Bible as a defense in arguments is a hindrance to the purpose of the Christian church. "Our arguments between each other [are] a cancer in the body of Christ, and [they pervert] the image of the one who we claim to worship," Carter said. "We all have the great temptation to redefine the gospel. Growing up, I can remember growing up and hearing Bible verses being used to encourage blacks and whites not to be together." Carter reminded attendees not to focus on their differences, but on the ministry of Jesus. He asked the audience to help churches find policies that will make a difference in the world, instead of dividing the church. "Are we going to allow women to serve the Lord to the best of their ability as deacons and missionaries and pastors, or are we going to focus on telling a wife to be submissive to her husband?" Carter said. "Are we going to forever dispute whether the earth was created in 4,004 B.C., or are we going to finally see that God created the universe ... through science and evolution? And are we finally going to recognize the vision of Thomas Jefferson by having total separation of church and state in this country? Elected leaders do not need to be interpreting scripture for the rest of us." Gov. Brad Henry also spoke and shared his faith before introducing Carter. "Giving my testimony and sharing my faith is not easy for me," Henry said. "My faith is a very personal thing to me, and [it] has sustained me in good times and in times of tremendous tragedy." Henry also spoke about his fourth daughter Lindsey, who died as an infant from a rare neurological disease and how his faith helped him through it. "Were it not for our church family, pastors and my relationship with God, I don't think [my marriage] would have survived this tragedy," he said. "It is because of my personal experiences with my faith ... why it concerns me to see far too often public officials wear their religion on their sleeve and use it to judge others." Henry said Carter is a mentor to him on how faith, peace and justice work together. "There have been few people in my life who have been as inspirational," he said. The Midwest regional meeting of the New Baptist Covenant was a two-day convention of Baptist churches that offered workshops, congregational singing and sermons CHARLES WARD/THE DAILY Former president Jimmy Carter addresses the New Baptist Covenant at its Midwest Regional meeting Aug. 7 in Norman. to attendees. Carter and Henry addressed the meeting at the Norman Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center. OUR COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY The Daily has a long-standing commitment to serve readers by providing accurate coverage and analysis. Errors are corrected as they are identified. Readers should bring errors to the attention of the editorial board for further investigation. A Feb. 5 article on page 1A of The Oklahoma Daily, "Domestic homicide spree grips state," incorrectly identified Rebecca Pierce as Rebecca Butler. An article on page 7C of The Oklahoma Daily's Back-toSchool edition incorrectly reported the date of the U2 concert as Oct. 2. The concert will be held Oct. 18 in the Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. An article on page 10A of The Oklahoma Daily's Backto-School edition incorrectly identified the India Student Association as the Indonesia Student Association. POLICE REPORTS The following is a list of citations and arrests, not convictions. The information presented is compiled from the Norman Police Department and OUPD. All people listed are innocent until proven guilty. ASSAULT AND BATTERY J.O. Clark, 43, 505 Highland Parkway, Monday Noe Lopez Moreno, 37, 505 Highland Parkway, Monday Michael Melvin Patterson, 26, 604 Dakota St., Tuesday COUNTY WARRANT Tony Clinton Cox, 39, 201 W. Daws St., Monday Herbert Adam Sheets, 33, S. Pickard Avenue, Tuesday PUBLIC INTOXICATION James Bryan Hunt, 30, E. Gray Street, Monday MUNICIPAL WARRANT William Brent Lawrence, 51, 2400 W. Main St., Monday Gary Lynn Norman, 40, 201 W. Gray St., Monday Edward Wayne Turner, 31, 2420 Classen Blvd., Monday Shelly Lee York, 36, 711 Monnett Ave., Monday Juan E. Garcia, 18, 900 24th Ave. SW, Tuesday POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE Ramon Hernandez, 20, 2400 W. Lindsey St., Tuesday Makram Issam Shayya, 24, 1222 Trout Ave., Tuesday POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA Dana Michael Horn, 32, 333 N Interstate Drive, Tuesday POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA Shelly Lee York, 36, 711 Monnett Ave., Monday Genetic research could affect high blood pressure treatment Anti-aging klotho gene could yield new treatments for hypertension JARED RADER The Oklahoma Daily CAMPUS BRIEFS TODAY SOONER ORIENTATION WEEKEND Sooner Orientation Weekend will be held on the Walker-Adams Mall Thursday through Sunday. Event times vary. MONDAY FIRST DAY OF CLASSES Fall classes begin Aug. 24 at 6 a.m. Win prizes! OU Health Sciences Center researchers have found the first link between a recently discovered anti-aging gene and high blood pressure. The results could yield new and inexpensive treatments for hypertension and uncover mysteries of aging, several OU researchers said during a news briefing Tuesday at the OU Health Sciences Center. Dr. Dwight Reynolds, section chief of cardiology at the OU Health Sciences Center, said the research was a major development in medicine. "To be on the cusp ... of being able to find something that would contribute dramatically not only to the control of hypertension but to the ravaging effects of hypertension on the eyes, on the kidneys, on the heart, on the brain, and to all the blood vessels of the body is truly remarkable," Reynolds said. Dr. Zhongjie Sun, associate professor of physiology, led a team of researchers in experimenting the effect of an antiaging gene called klotho on reducing high blood pressure. The results found the increased expression of the gene in laboratory subjects not only halted rising blood pressure, but also lowered it. The results also yielded total reversal of kidney damage, which can occur with persistent high blood pressure and can lead to kidney failure. Sun said the injection of the gene would have no side effects and would be less expensive and more comfortable than pharmaceutical drugs, which need to be taken daily and often cause harmful side effects. "One single injection [of the klotho gene] can produce months to years of anti-hypertensive effects," Sun said. The klotho gene exists naturally in humans, but it loses its ability to produce klotho proteins over time. Because of the klotho gene's ability to decrease blood pressure and maintain health of vital organs such as the kidneys, increasing the potency of the gene has the potential to increase lifespan. During testing, Sun said the lifespan of animals tested increased 20 to 30 percent. "The big deal here is that cardiovascular problems are a primary difficulty as a function of age," said William Sonntag, Ph.D, director of the Reynolds Oklahoma Center on Aging. "If we can have an intervention that targets those endpoints, we have something that could be very powerful to increase lifespan, increase health span." The klotho gene is delivered by using a FDA-approved virus currently used for other gene therapies to direct the klotho gene into a person's DNA, causing the body to create klotho proteins on its own, Sun said. The treatment could theoretically be permanent, though Sun said further testing will be needed to determine the exact results. Receiving approval from the FDA to use the gene for patients is the next step, a process that could take one to five years, Sonntag said. However, Sun said the proteins produced by the klotho gene are already FDA-approved and could possibly be put into a shake and drunk. The effects would not last as long as a direct injection of the gene, but would not need to be taken as often as pharmaceutical drugs. Sonntag also noted the implications the research could have on health care costs. According to the American Heart Association, about one in three U.S. adults suffers from high blood pressure. Since hypertension has no symptoms, most people do not know they have it, which is why the AHA has dubbed it the "silent killer." "If we can increase the health of people for long periods of time, we increase their ability to be active and we decrease healthcare costs," Sonntag said. Though Sun's research is groundbreaking, he will continue to seek answers to many more questions, such as why hypertension increases with age and how exactly the klotho gene works to reduce blood pressure. "That's what scientific research is all about," Sontag said. "We still don't have all the answers at this point." PHOTO PROVIDED Zhongjie Sun, M.D., Ph.D, principal researcher and expert cardiologist, works in the lab at OUHSC. Sun's research revealed a gene found to reduce blood pressure and provide clues on aging. GRAND OPENING! Flexible, in-house financing with ZERO DOWN, 100% financing and no payments for 6 mos! 800.944.0718 9627 S I-35, Oklahoma City building new model now! * with approved credit 4 Thursday, August 20, 2009 Will Holland, opinion editor firstname.lastname@example.org � phone: 325-7630 � fax: 325-6051 COMMENTS OF THE DAY � CHECK HERE EACH DAY FOR THE OUDAILY.COM COMMENTS OF THE DAY. YOU CAN COMMENT AT OUDAILY.COM. OUR VIEW Building restriction on Porter reaches too far, too soon The Norman City Council recently voted 5 to 3 to enact a potentially yearlong restriction on any new building along Porter Avenue as city officials contemplate potential beautification efforts on the corridor (See page 1 for details). While we fully support any efforts to beautify the city, especially in an area seen by visitors to Norman, the decision to cut down on new building or adding on to property was rash. And it seems worse when one considers the council members have neither a beautification plan in place nor the money to devote to such a plan, when and if it gets drawn up. We realize why the members and moritorium supporters would be in favor of the prevention of new construction projects: they want to make sure the area does not develop an appearance that deviates from the look the eventual beautification plan would give the street. And the council needs to sure up property values along the avenue. But the restriction, which the council hopes will alleviate these problems, is itself flawed. One of the main flaws is it's overreaching, covering both commercial and residential properties. And, we repeat, there are no plans in place. Why limit the beautification that could be done by individual property owners at their own discretions now? Especially at a time when local businesses are trying to survive in the face of an economic depression. If a business owner decides to put a new storefront on his or her shop in an effort to attract more customers, the owner should be allowed to do so. And, for that matter, if a homeowner along the avenue wants to build a new deck on his or her house, that person also should be able to do so. We understand to achieve beautification goals, sacrifices must be made, like holding off on that new storefront or waiting a year to buy the plywood for the deck of one's dreams. But this moritorium seems like it may have been more appropriate when a definite plan was closer to fruition. It's not easy being green in the oil business I had finally found my passion, the great cause to which I wanted to dedicate my career--environmentalism. The more I read about climate change and the frightening effects it could have on our planet, the more I looked down upon Hummers, coal mines, cow farts, and all other greenhouse gas-emitting destructors. Then, a major oil and gas company offered me an internship. With about the same level of hesitation that the oil companies might exhibit if offered a chance to set up a harmful but TJ profitable rig MOEN in Alaska, I accepted the offer and put cowboy boots on over my Birkenstocks. There were times when I felt like a black swan. I heard a longtime employee balk at the notion of carrying trash an extra hundred feet just to recycle. I almost laughed when a fellow employee dismissed an idea because "some green dork in California would get mad." When a speaker asked a group of eight interns how many of us believed in global warming, just two of us raised our hands (an experience I still find disheartening). Just as often, though, I felt the concern of my fellow employees when I spoke with them about the environment. In agreement with the company's official position, many recognized the danger of climate change and agreed that something needed to be done (as long as it aligned with their business plan, of course). Some offered empathy to our generation but conceded that they loved their job and the money it brought home. A handful even admitted they were embarrassed by the environmental effects of our dependence on oil. So why isn't anything changing? Why is the Alternative Energy portion of the company intranet littered with "Updates Coming Soon" messages but the links to write your local legislator and voice disapproval over climate change legislation are always on the home page? Why is this company investing less than 1 percent of their budget into Research and Development? What we really need to ask is, "Why has our government done nothing to force oil companies to reinvent themselves?" (To all of you that just sighed at the notion of bigger government and crumpled up your newspapers, please recycle.) Imagine that you woke up today to hear that unleaded gasoline would never fall below $4 per gallon. The government would tax however much was necessary to maintain this floor price. Here's how it might play out. My driving habits would change overnight, and so would yours. The oil companies would freak out and devise business plans to truly become energy companies, by utilizing their resources to develop efficient biofuels and explore new sources of power (Electric cars are the future; oil companies are in the perfect position, with their great geologists, to use geothermal resources to generate electricity.). With this drop in oil demand, we would cut our ties to Saudi Arabia and other dangerous oil-producing countries. We would hold our position as the most powerful nation in the world and lead the way toward saving the planet. Perhaps equally likely, there would be chaos, high food prices, a steepened recession, and a lot more hillbillies making their five-year-old children hold up signs saying they are being taxed too much. There are probably other reasons why the above proposition is implausible. I won't pretend to have any of the solutions when it comes to running the government, but it seems clear to me that our nation cannot progress if we maintain our current dependence on oil. After staying in the homes of families whose lives revolved around oil and enjoying my summer in a town that would be nothing without petroleum, it is truly hard for me to promote legislation that could cripple our oil and gas companies. After all, these companies donate millions of dollars to charity, bring in revenue to Oklahoma and, for the most part, contribute less pollution than many other industries. The biggest environmental damage comes only after we get our hands on the products they make. As it is with other harmful dependencies, though, there is no way to end the users' addiction without costing the dealers. We used regulation in the tobacco industry to help save the health of our people; why not use a similar strategy in the oil industry to save the health of our planet? As hard as it is to suggest such things, it would be much more difficult to promote government inactivity that would lead to our great grandchildren inheriting an Earthwide natural disaster. TJ Moen is an industrial engineering junior. Opinionated? Do you want to write for The Daily? If so, e-mail Will Holland at email@example.com for information on how to apply. Divisively partisan Youth must overcome politics here to stay old partisan ways One of today's popular pastimes seems to be found in endlessly writing condemnations of the lack of tolerance and compromise in our culture. Columnists across the nation incessantly moan over partisan politics and warring fringe groups, yearning for some better day when everyone can just get along, make some reforms and improve the world. Unfortunately, such a world is currently impossible, and will remain so for some time. It is certainly not difficult to see why; just think about the issues we are fighting over, and you will see that many of them have two properties: there is inherently no acceptable compromise, and they are supremely important, both theoretically and practically. GERARD Perhaps you will disKEISER agree on this, and insist that a compromise is always reachable if people want it enough. This is simply not the case. In order to have compromise, there must be a middle ground. If we have a house, and I want it 80 degrees and you want it 76 degrees, then we can have a heated debate, assign it to a committee, listen to our advisers, and finally set it to 78 degrees. But if I want to smoke in the house and you have severe allergies, can there be compromise? Is there something in between "yes" and "no" when "maybe" and "sometimes" are impossible? Not unless you're Hegel. Well, maybe we can just be nice, and I won't smoke in the house, and you won't get mad when I smoke on the porch. Which brings us to our next point. Our issues are too important to ignore, or to patch over with some phony solution. If you want to kill me, and I want to stay alive, we probably aren't going to find anything that pleases both of us enough to stop arguing. Maybe you think the issues aren't that big, and everything is just exaggerated for political purposes. In that case, here is a refresher. Government healthcare: Lovers of Red Recently I've noticed a Russia trying to inflict some disturbing phenomenon new, bloated and inept bu- EDITOR'S NOTE reaucracy on the taxpayers The following columns discuss haunting my Facebook feed: are in a crusade against the the state of the country's oft- the specter of partisan politics. For example, one of my pernicious insurance com- partisan political discourse. "friends" recently posted a panies and hospitals who photo album titled "Obama" bankrupt the nation and refilled with derisive images of President Barack fuse treatment to the poor. Global warming: Environmentalist freaks Obama, including a picture of the president who hate civilization battle with greedy, ig- wearing the make-up of Heath Ledger's charnorant corporate fat cats and other enemies acter, the Joker in The Dark Knight and an image with a caption that of the planet. claimed, "the only difAffirmative action: Racists who hate to see ference between Obama minorities succeed denounce racists who asand Osama is a little B.S." sume minorities cannot succeed. Now, I respect social critAnd, lest we forget the biggest one: icism, with just one caveAbortion: Bloody baby-killers are under at: it should be intelligent attack from right-wing terrorists who hate and productive, and imwomen. ages like that are neither. The words chosen are certainly inflammaWorse was the caption tory, but, you must admit, they are a much IAN he'd put on each photo, more accurate representation of how strongWRIGHT which advised viewers ly many people think about these issues, and not to bother posting how much more important they are in themselves, than the language that we like to use comments if they disagreed, as they'd simply in polite company suggests. We love to talk be deleted. It's easy to see why my friend posted these about seeing things from the perspectives of others, but here it will not help. There is not images. A similar phenomenon permeates sufficient space to go into detail, but these dif- our national discourse as a whole; conservafering viewpoints stem from fundamentally tive congressmen have been tossing around distinct and entirely incompatible philoso- the term "socialism" like it's the Red Scare phies. Compounding the problem, there are again, and Sarah Palin among others are not just two philosophies, but innumerable lying through their teeth about "death panmultitudes, and they are often firmly held but els." That said, I had kind of hoped that my not consciously formulated, making an argu- generation might not play into the fearful ferment on that level - the only level where any vor that conservative politicians and pundits are trying to create. You have to admit that it is progress can be made - nearly impossible. Therefore, for the foreseeable future, we a little counterproductive, unless, that is, your will continue to hold irreconcilable positions idea of productivity is to angle for a political which will continue to make us angry at each victory rather than shaping policy in a benother and fill us with wonder that the oppo- eficial way. The counterproductivity of these tacsition could be so maddeningly obstinate in their wrong opinions. Depressing thoughts. tics is apparent in the current conflict over But if you need some encouragement, just healthcare reform. Conservatives occupy consider another time we were divided like themselves with trying to sink healthcare this, and how we overcame those divisions. legislation -- to cause "Obama's Waterloo" -- while 22,000 Americans die annually beLike 1861. cause they are uninsured, according to the Gerard Keiser is a classical languages sophomore. Urban Institute. All this while the United States spends a prohibitively large and rapidly growing portion of its Gross Domestic Product on healthcare; more than other developed countries. But let's not learn from their example. Let's abandon the useless, unintelligent discourse of the generation in power. Let's make a commitment to discuss things with maturity and decorum. Let's welcome negative comments on our Facebook photos instead of deleting them, or better yet, let's choose a better public forum that allows for more complicated assertions than "Obama is a socialist." On that note, let's stop using "socialism" as some scary Cold War buzzword and make a commitment to understanding and evaluating it. Or at the very least, let's stop tossing around a term that we don't understand. More generally, let's stop relying on fear as a political motivator. The difference between Obama and Osama is far more than "a little B.S." We college students are going to inherit this country. We have two options in doing so: we can continue utilizing the same useless, underhanded tactics, throwing around buzzwords, exploiting fearful associations, and indulging in partisan, competitive politics, opting to use methods of debate that win political victories rather than solve societal problems. Or we can learn from older generations' mistakes and attempt to address these problems, forsake divisive rhetoric, attempt to reach a national consensus and try to maintain a level of intelligence in our debate that exceeds that which we see on our televisions. To me, the choice seems obvious, but, if my Facebook feed is any evidence, it might not be so clear for everyone else. It's certainly easy to take the lower route as the generation in power has, but if we want to address problems like rising health care costs -- problems that the current generation has failed to remedy once and may fail to remedy again -- declarations like "The only difference between Obama and Osama is a little B.S." just won't cut it. Ian Wright is a political science sophomore. T O D LeighAnne Manwarren Jacqueline Clews Annelise Russell Cassie Little Judy Gibbs Robinson Thad Baker Senior Online Editor Multimedia Editor Sports Editor Life & Arts Editor Editorial Adviser Advertising Manager Jamie Hughes Editor-in-Chief Meredith Moriak Managing Editor Charles Ward Assistant Managing Editor Ricky Ly Night Editor Will Holland Opinion Editor Michelle Gray, Merrill Jones Photo Editors CONTACT US 160 Copeland Hall, 860 Van Vleet Oval Norman, OK 73019-0270 phone: 405-325-3666 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The Oklahoma Daily is a public forum and OU's independent student voice. Letters should concentrate on issues, not personalities, and should be fewer than 250 words, typed, double spaced and signed by the author(s). Letters will be cut to fit. Students must list their major and classification. OU staff and faculty must list their title. All letters must include a daytime phone number. Authors submitting letters in person must present photo identification. Submit letters Sunday through Thursday, in 160 Copeland Hall. Letters can also be submitted via e-mail to dailyopinion@ ou.edu. Guest columns are accepted at editor's discretion. 'Our View' is the voice of The Oklahoma Daily. Editorial Board members are The Daily's editorial staff. The board meets Sunday through Thursday in 160 Copeland Hall. Columnists' and cartoonists' opinions are not necessarily the opinions of The Daily Editorial Board. Thursday, August 20, 2009 5 Pick up a paper tomorrow for summer football coverage. � FOOTBALL Annelise Russell, sports editor email@example.com � phone: 325-7630 � fax: 325-6051 w SOONER DEFENDER SUES FOR ELIGIBILITY According to a memorandum released by OU's Athletics Compliance Department, Florida State University made a phone call to the Big 12 Conference requesting an investigation into Balogun's semi-pro past. Head coach Bob Stoops said he thought Balogun was previously cleared in the investigation, and hopes he can continue to play with the team. "I don't know how we could have done more than we have in this matter, and we've had a good working relationship with the NCAA on Mike's case all along," Stoops said. "We're still hopeful that Mike will be eligible for this season, but we'll have to see what happens over the coming days." According to the court documents, the Big 12 investigated Balogun's involvement with the Maryland Marauders, a semipro North American Football League team, and was satisfied with the investigation. Florida State then contacted the Big 12 stating it was aware of a box score reflecting Balogun played after his 21st birthday. Dennis Felton, a former assistant coach for the Marauders, stated he thought Balogun played during the 2004, 2005 and 2006 seasons, which would mean Balogun played organized football after his birthday. However, in an affidavit from OU's At h l e t i c C o m p l i a n c e D e p a r t m e nt, Marauders ow ner Gar y Rice states Balogun only participated in the 2003 and 2004 seasons prior to his birthday. According to the NCAA's bylaws, if a student-athlete is found ineligible after participating in competition after a court injunction, the NCAA may take action requiring individual records and team records to be vacated. If a temporary injunction is granted allowing Balogun to play his senior season, and he is found in the wrong, the Sooners may have to forfeit wins this season. "It is among many facets of this matter that would require our consideration," Mossman said in an e-mail about the coaching staff's decision to play Balogun. Keenan Clayton, senior linebacker and Balogun's roommate, said it is tough seeing a teammate in this situation and expects the team to support him. "Watching Mike [Balogun] go through this is real tough," Clayton said. "He's going to keep his head high until the situation is to what it needs to be and the final decision is made, but it's tough seeing anybody on your team go through something like this. There's not too much you can say about it, but just to tell Mike to keep his head up and that we're behind him 100 percent." After transferring from Lackawanna College in Pennsylvania, Balogun saw his first start with the Sooners in last season's Kansas State game. In the national title game, he recorded a season-high six tackles. The senior was eligible through practice Wednesday, but may be sidelined in future practices. Charles Ward contributed to the report. ZACH BUTLER/THE DAILY OU's Mike Balogun tackles Florida's Chris Rainey during the national title game Jan. 8. LUKE ATKINSON The Oklahoma Daily Linebacker Mike Balogun has filed a civil lawsuit against the NCAA in hopes to remain eligible for his senior football season. The NCAA has been investigating whether the senior defender participated in semi-pro football after his 21st birthday. According to the Oklahoma State Courts Network, Balogun is seeking $10,000 in damages from the NCAA. Cleveland County courts have scheduled a temporary injunction hearing for Aug. 24 before District Judge Tom Lucas. According to court documents, he has also filed for a temporary restraining order. Kenneth Mossman, senior associate athletics director of communications, said a temporary injunction would allow Balogun to continue to participate with team functions. The investigation into Balogun's ineligibility stemmed from comments made by announcers during the BCS National Championship game on Jan. 8. NCAA overrates sportsmanship The NCAA and the American Football Coaches Association are encouraging schools to arrange organized team handshakes on the field before kickoff of college football games during the first week of play. I have no problem with sportsmanship, but I don't like the idea of sucking the competitive pre-game atmosphere dry by lining players up to shake hands with the opponents. These athletes have been hyping themselves AARON up to beat the other team COLEN throughout the offseason. Can you imagine how much less intensity there would be in the Cotton Bowl if the Red River Rivalry began with a handshake line? I see nothing wrong with a little pregame scuffle; it isn't like the fully-padded players are going to get injured in a small shoving match. It just adds to the excitement and competitiveness. Is this LeBron's fault? He caused a media firestorm by walking off the court after a series loss to the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference finals without shaking hands with the victors. While I don't condone skipping the postgame handshake, I can't help but wonder if this new initiative in college football is at least partially an overreaction to that situation. Sure there have been several instances in the past few years where opposing teams coming out of the tunnel get into shoving matches, or where the away team's pregame antics offend the home team, but that's all part of the fun, right? I personally hope that no team decides to participate in this experiment. I hope the competitive spirit of the players and coaches forces them to draw the line somewhere. They are already required to shake hands after the game, and that should be enough. This is the NCAA we're talking about, not Pop Warner football. These student athletes have spent 18 to 20 years of their lives learning sportsmanship in various stages of competition, so I see no reason to force it down their throats at this point. Both as a football fan and someone who has played competitive sports, I think the NCAA would be foolish to force the athletes to play nice right before they begin brutally pounding each other in one of the most physical sports known to man. 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