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Keeneland brings fresh prospective Track goes back to roots to attract younger crowd By Jennifer Parli

The gun will go off and the gates will go up. Keeneland, a thoroughbred racetrack and Lexington tradition, opens for its fall season Friday. Jim Williams, director of communications, said racing has been criticized for not reaching out to a younger audience, so Keeneland has made a point to reach out to the younger demographic. “We have traditionally marketed to a younger audience because we hope that they will enjoy the experience and develop into racing fans,” Williams said. “When they graduate from school, hopefully they will enjoy the racing and continue to What: Keeneland fall return.” meet After the races, When: Wednesday Keeneland is getting through Sunday until back to its roots with Oct. 31, gates open at its first Swinging at Sunset. The event will 11 a.m., races occur about every 30 minutes be alongside the racetrack and features the Where: Keeneland Kentucky Jazz ReperAdmission: $5 general tory Orchestra, swing dancing, drink speadmission, $15 fall cials and food. season pass, parking is Swing dancers free from the local HepFor more information: cats Swing Dance Club and the tucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra will perform songs from the 1930s and ‘40s. The Kentucky Jazz Repertory is a 17-piece orchestra and is composed of music professors from local colleges and universities, including UK professors Richard Domek and Miles Osland. “It’s a great way to go back to the roots and it’s something that suits the traditions of Keeneland,” said Christa Marrillia, marketing and special events coordinator. “The event is a nice way to cap off the races.” Admission is $5 and parking is free. Keeneland will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays for the fall meet and will be open Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, visit the Web site, (

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Pledges, undecided freshman Jake Williams, left, pre-pharmacy freshman Alex Kingsbury and political science freshman Lucas Trapp, enjoy a game of foosball at the Phi Sigma Kappa house Wednesday evening.

Back in the pack Displaced fraternities make their return to South Campus By Roy York

Kappa Sigma Original move-in date: early 1950s Kicked out: December 2008 Reason: fire code violations Moved back in: August 2009 Renovation total: $220,000


A jockey warms up with his horse before the day's race at Keeneland on April 20, 2009. Keeneland’s fall season begins Friday.

You always hear rumors that the four-pack needs to go.” — Roddy McCleary, Kappa Sigma president

In the time between 4 p.m. and midnight, most students can be found studying, writing a paper or relaxing. One chilly winter day in 2008, members of the Kappa Sigma fraternity had those eight hours to find a new place to live. A week before finals in December 2008, the UK fire marshal and other university officials inspected the Kappa Sigma fraternity house, located in the “six-pack” area of South Campus, for safety violations. They found wiring, plumbing and structural problems and determined the house was in violation of fire codes. Members of the fraternity were given until midnight to pack their belongings and find a different place to sleep. “We had to go through finals week living on friends' couches,” said Roddy McCleary, Kappa Sigma president. The members were given until the end of the semester to empty the house, and McCleary said police monitored the house to ensure no fraternity brothers were sleeping there. Lance Broeking, a campus services administrator involved with fraternity inspections, said “major lifesafety issues” were found in the fraternity house, and the university de-

cided to close the house and suspend the lease. Broeking said UK administrators felt uncomfortable allowing students to stay in the house, but fraternity members were allowed to visit the house during the day to remove belongings. “As has been our practice, we closed (the house) for the remainder of the semester and the following semester,” Broeking said. Kappa Sigma was not the first fraternity in the six-pack to have its lease suspended for safety violations. In spring of 2008, just before Spring Break, the men living in the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity house had a surprise visit from the UK fire marshal and other administrators. The inspectors discovered faulty automatic doors, missing ceiling tiles, faulty smoke detectors and other fire-code violations. Elyse Vincent, a communication senior, said she frequently visited the Phi Sigma Kappa house before their lease was suspended and there were obvious safety issues. “I was in one of my friend's rooms, and the roof fell on his head and started letting water in,” Vincent said. “Their hallways were lined with trashcans where the roof was falling in and water was dripping.”

Phi Sigma Kappa Original move-in date: early 1950s Kicked out: April 2008 Reason: fire code violations Moved back in: August 2009 Renovation total: $170,000

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I spent my entire summer working on this house ...” — Scott Dunham, Phi Sigma Kappa vice president

UK improves sustainability grade in ‘subjective’ report By Katie Perkowski

UK is just above average in sustainability. The university scored a B- on the 2010 College Sustainability Report Card, an improvement from last year when UK received a C. Bob Wiseman, vice president for facilities management, said four things caused the university to score higher than last year. The adoption of a presidential appointed task force, a formal sustainability policy on campus, the process of hiring a sustainability coordinator and the negotiation of an energy savings contract to renovate buildings to be more energy efficient, are all factors in the higher grade, he said. Wiseman said he has concerns about the methodology and categories used to grade the universities in the study. One concern he had was three

out of the nine graded categories were related to endowments. Wiseman said the institute can be subjective and, while it has chosen criteria they believe to represent sustainability, this criteria cannot be universally agreed upon. “This is put together by a group that wants to change how endowments are invested across the United States,” he said. “They’re seeking to change how universities are changing endowment funds.” Wiseman said it is useful for grades to be given because it spurs the university to think what it could be doing better. Because UK has all of its colleges and hospitals on one campus, it is unique and few institutions are like it across the country, he said. “We’re different, we use energy differently, we have different items that make up our uniqueness,” Wiseman said.

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Why Kourtney took Scott back She used to be afraid to trust him, but now the pregnant reality star tells Us her bad-boy beau, Scott Disick, has changed. So where's the ring? Kourtney Kardashian is driving her boyfriend, Scott Disick, crazy. Just by leaving the room. "I missed her when she was outside for 10 minutes!" the entrepreneur, 26, says. Agrees Kourtney, 30: "We hang out all day long, and even if we take a five-minute break from each other, I miss him!" Quite a shift from the couple's turbulent relationship documented on E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians (returning in December) and Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami (Sundays, 10 p.m.). The couple met in 2006, then split in November 2008 after the pressures of a long-distance relationship and "trust issues" came between them. "I absolutely did not cheat," Disick tells Us, denying the on-air accusation Kourtney made after discovering suggestive texts from another woman. Also wary of Disick? The protective Kardashian clan and fans of the shows, who often approached him in public and accused him of stepping out on Kourtney. But after a chance meeting at a party thrown by music producer and mutual pal Scott Storch in Miami in March 2009, Kourtney and Disick reunited and surprise! two months later she was pregnant. Now living together at her home in L.A., the pair — who are keeping the sex of the baby a secret — talked to Us' Melanie Bromley September 15 and opened up about their troubled past and how the baby, due in December,

brought them closer. Now that you're back together, will you marry? Kourtney Kardashian: We've talked about it. Scott Disick: Until I can spend at least a million dollars on a stone, I'm not going to propose. I'm not saying I can't afford that now. I just don't know if I feel like doing it today. In my eyes, she's my partner, my lifemate, my soulmate. Just because we haven't tied the knot doesn't mean we don't love each other. We plan on spending our lives together and raising a beautiful baby. Why does your relationship work now? Kourtney Kardashian: Communication! You have to know how to say how you feel. We've worked through everything. I feel 100 million times better. Scott Disick: We treat each other with a respect that we weren't treating each other with before. There were things I would do immaturely, such as run around as if I were still a teenager. Kourtney Kardashian: Going out to clubs and running around to parties. Scott Disick: I changed a lot when we made the choice to have a child together. The same goes for her: As much as her sisters are her best friends, there are certain things that she needs to come to me for and not go to her mother or sisters. It's like, I'm here for you. Kourtney Kardashian: We need to make decisions together for our baby and our life. COPYRIGHT 2009 US WEEKLY

It was a somewhat unnerving experience seeing the UK mascots running around with their heads off. They were real people with real voices coming from underneath their furry costumes. It reminded me of the day I found out Santa Claus wasn't real, or the day I caught my mom putting money under my pillow instead of the tooth fairy. — BRITNEY MCINTOSH


Horoscope To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 6 — You may not hear what you want to hear, but once you think about it, you realize this is your lucky day after all. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — No matter what you say today, nothing seems to work. Tomorrow is another day, and things will look different. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 7 — Meet deadlines with an older person early in the day. Then you have time for fun and play. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 6 — As hard as it is, you

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can get your thoughts into shape. Make sure they’re your thoughts, not ones spoon-fed to you. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 5 — An older person shares news that comes as no surprise. Take it in stride. You perk up late in the day. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Pay attention to even the smallest changes in people’s attitudes. Use that info to sell your ideas more successfully. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 6 — Words can solve problems now. Take a practical approach to a difficult situation. Soothe ruffled feathers later. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 5 — Take care of a difficult problem you’ve been avoiding. Express emotions and gain support

from a family member.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 5 — Before you make a decision, consider what others want. Remember, these are your friends! Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — Take heed: What other people say truly matters, even if you don’t think so. Use their words to your advantage. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 6 — If you can get down to the practical nitty-gritty early, you’ll achieve great things by the afternoon. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 5 — Your partner provides sage advice. You’ll take it if you’re smart. By day’s end, you see why it was right. (C) 2009 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES

Boomslang, the three-day, multi-venue music and arts festival looks to be one of the biggest musical festivals ever to be held in the city. The event will span 12 different venues over the course of the weekend and includes over 31 performers and artists. Saraya Brewer, the event’s principal organizer and volunteer DJ for WRFL, said the idea for Boomslang was born when she went to Big Ears festival in Knoxville, Tenn. “Big Ears was the same multi-venue style we were going for. Knoxville is a similar size as Lexington, so I wondered why we couldn’t do that here,” Brewer said. “I talked to one of the WRFL directors, James Friley, my partner in this thing, and we looked at the WRFL budget and they decided it was worth it to use their money on this event.” While WRFL is the primary sponsor for the event, other organizations are doing what they can to help out. The Alltech Fortnight Festival is incorporating some of Boomslang’s events in their two week festival, and helped sponsor the event along with the Carnegie Center for Literacy and

Learning. In addition, Buster’s, the event’s primary venue, waived all costs they normally charge to hold shows. Brewer said she hopes Boomslang will finally give Kentucky musicians the respect they deserve. “I think (Boomslang) puts Lexington on the map musically. In a festival situation like this, it gives people a chance to hear artists they may not normally listen to,” Brewer said. “There are over 10 venues involved in this thing and it gives people a chance to go to places and see spots they don’t see on a daily basis.” Psychedelic pop group Os Mutantes has been around since the late ‘60s, molding many artists that pervade today’s radio. An extended hiatus took its toll on the group’s popularity, but an event such as Boomslang is an opportunity for people to re-discover the group. In addition to Os Mutantes, artists like Mission of Burma, Faust and The Black Angels are all scheduled to appear at the festival. See Boomslang on page 4

“I think (Boomslang) puts Lexington on the map musically. In a festival situation like this, it gives people a chance to hear artists they may not normally listen to. There are over 10 venues involved in this thing and it gives people a chance to go to places and see spots they don’t see on a daily basis.”

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Dolla’ dolla’ bills, ya’ll Of all the factors that cause stress in a relationship, the dollar bill has to be at the top of the list. Biggie Smalls was right — Mo’ money just means mo’ problems. Money is a touchy subject for some people, namely those who don’t make a lot of it. It can get more complicated if there is a significant cash-flow gap between you and KATIE your partner. SALTZ Going out on dates Kernel should always remain a columnist part of your relationship, no matter how long you’ve been together. But even just dinner and a movie can add up. If you know you are strapped until next pay day and your beau wants to hit the bars, what do you say? You are stuck between the rock of staying home while your other goes without you, or the hard place of both of you sitting at home while everyone else is out. Or, of course, there is the


How money can be the root of all evil in your relationship

inevitable, “I’ll pay, don’t worry about it.” The I.O.U. When do those ever really get cashed in? Most people in relationships take turns paying without really keeping track because they know it will even out in the long run. But if your partner always has cash to spare and you struggle to pay rent, those “I’ve got you covered” nights rack up and can create an awkward vibe. We all know how the world works — money equals power. That doesn’t necessarily change just because you enter a romantic relationship. If you are paying for dinner every time you go out, chances are, you are picking the restaurant. Even if you offer your less-compensated partner the choice, it becomes uncomfortable to always feel like the needy one. It’s just assumed that the one who pays will make more of the decisions, and if you want to reap the benefits, you’ll have to play along. If you make more money than your partner, don’t apologize. You earn your money, be proud of it. But watch how it

affects your behavior with your significant other. Consider their financial situation when planning your activities. Don’t constantly suggest expensive outings, even if you are willing to pay. Let them save some dignity and plan some dates that don’t require spending money. If you are on the other end of the financial spectrum, try to let go of that pride and be happy for your other. Try not to be jealous of their bank statement and instead focus on what attracted you to them in the first place. Graciously accept being treated every now and then, but don’t fall into that pattern and take advantage of your partner’s good fortune. Take the lead in planning those cheap dates — renting movies, going to a free exhibit at a museum, search out bars with great happy hours. However the chips may fall in your financial realm, try to not let the difference overwhelm your relationship. The tables may turn one day and you could hold that bigger or smaller paycheck. Katie Saltz is a journalism senior. Email

A slice of art Students use pizza, creativity for Wildcat Cook-Off competition By Roy York

Artists have used cloth, plaster, stone and other mediums to produce art, and on Thursday pizza dough will be added to the list. The Student Activities Board in partnership with UK Dining Services will host the second Wildcat Cook-off of the semester What: “Pizza Pizzaz” Thursday at 7 p.m. in Wildcat Cook-Off Blazer Cafe with a “Pizza competition Pizzazz” theme. Four conWhen: Thursday at testants will have 40 minutes to produce a creative 7 p.m. and tasteful pizza that wows Where: Blazer a three-judge panel of UK Dining Hall Dining Service chefs. Admission: Free Aubrey Collier, an eco-

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COOK Continued from page 3 nomics senior and SAB director of cultural arts, said the pizzas would be judged on creativity, appearance and taste, and the winner will receive $200 in cookware. SAB will provide all cookware and ingredients for the contestants, then the contestants will have 10 minutes of prep time and 30 minutes to cook and serve their pizzas. Judges will then only get 15 minutes to chose a winner. Collier said the first cook-off had a “Dorm Domination” theme and students were tasked with creating a meal with at least one ingredient found in a normal dorm room. “Most of the students used macaroni,” Collier said. “They created a gourmet macaroni and cheese.” Another student made a version of puppy chow from cereal. Collier said students may get a taste of the creations after the judges and encourages people to come to Blazer Cafe and taste some art. The “Pizza Pizzazz” Wildcat Cook-Off competition starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Blazer Dining Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Opera based on Lincoln makes debut at UK By Hope Smith

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It is highly unusual for an opera to be performed with both an entirely new story idea and with all of its writers still living, but UK Opera will put on a performance that breaks both of these abnormalities. This weekend marks the world premiere of “River of Time,” an opera about the young life of Abraham Lincoln, which was written to celebrate the Lincoln Bicentennial. Everett McCorvey, director of opera at UK, first commissioned “River of Time” to be written two years ago. McCorvey requested Joseph Baber, UK professor of composition, and James W. Rodgers, former chairman of theater at UK, to start the project. “Both writers are very talented and experienced,” McCorvey said. “I really wanted beautiful melodies for this opera, and Joe just has a gift with melodies.” “River of Time” covers the life of Lincoln from just before his birth to 1837, years before his presidential election. The goal was to show the experiences from Lincoln’s life that helped shape his future decisions, McCorvey said. “The writers wanted to show the audience something they were less familiar with — Lincoln’s earlier years,” said UK Opera Interim Program Coordinator Joan Rue. Portions of the opera were performed both in Lexington and in Washington, D.C., at the Kennedy Center within the past year, but only in recent months has “River of Time” been rehearsed in its entirety as an opera. UK graduate and undergraduate students make up most of the 47-person cast, with the exception of three local performers who play

What: “River of Time” opera When: Oct. 8 through 10 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Lexington Opera House Admission: $12 for students characters at a young age. UK graduate student Mark Golson II, who plays the character of Billy in “River of Time,” expects the audience to be reminded of slavery and why Lincoln was determined to eliminate the practice. “My character meets the young Lincoln in the end of the first act, when he sees Billy being torn from his family in the slave trade,” Golson said. “Lincoln sees this and thinks, ‘If slavery isn’t wrong, then nothing’s wrong.’ ” “River of Time” shows audience members what Lincoln’s young life was like before his presidency, and that included his battles with the idea of slavery and the series of deaths in his family, even if they’re controversial topics. “The whole discussion of slavery made all the actors a little uncomfortable, and some parts of the performance might make the audience a little uncomfortable, too,” McCorvey said. “But it’s important to show how slavery is wrong — that’s one purpose of the show.” Tickets are currently on sale, and the cost for students is $12. “River of Time” will be performed Oct. 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lexington Opera House. “We have no idea what the outcome will be, which is the exciting part,” Rue said. “We don’t know how the audience will react, we just hope they will enjoy it.”

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BOOMSLANG Continued from page 3 Out of the artists slated to perform at the event, Brewer hopes attendees will find something that fits their tastes in one way or another, even if one’s taste extends outside of music. “We will be having a carnival on Saturday. We are going to have large installation art, a circus-themed fashion show and even an old school sideshow tent with people doing crazy stuff like walking on glass and lying on a bed of nails,” Brewer said. “I’ve always been into the carnival scene and found it interesting and fun. All of these artists are kind of quirky and don’t really care about being mainstream and that kind of goes

along with that idea,” Brewer said Brewer has received no compensation for the hundreds of hours she has put into organizing the event, and said she merely does it out of passion for exposing the Lexington music scene. While it is Boomslang’s first year and it is nearly impossible to predict attendance, Brewer hopes to see roughly 1,000 people circulate through the event’s three-day duration. “It’s been a learning experience ... Until this weekend, it’s really too difficult to tell for sure what the future holds for Boomslang, but we are definitely hopeful,” Brewer said. Boomslang begins at 7 p.m. Friday and runs through Sunday at midnight. Tickets are available through Buster’s Web site, and student discounts are available. Weekend passes are $50, but individual day tickets are available.

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Defense anchors No. 10 Cats

After yesterday’s practice, I was told to game plan with the intent that there’s a chance Tim (Tebow) could play. That’s all I know.” — Urban Meyer, Florida football head coach

By T.J. Walker

Just like any sport, the old saying “defense wins championships” is true to volleyball. That might be why UK (15-1, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) has skyrocketed to No. 10 in the polls. The Cats depend on solid defense to carry them through matches. “We rely on (good defense) a lot — if we’re passing bad we cannot run any offense,” freshman defensive specialist Stephanie Klefot said. “We have to be on task 24/7, if not, we aren’t going to play to our best potential.” The Cats are now more than halfway through their season and have been nearly perfect along the way. This is the best start in UK head coach Craig Skinner’s reign, and the defense is one reason why. UK only lost one defensive specialist from last season’s squad, but made up for it with the arrival of Klefot. named her its 2008 Defensive Dandy, a title given to the best high school senior defensive specialists in the country. Klefot, however, insists it’s a team effort. “Me, (junior defensive specialist Laura) Stokowski and (senior libero) Brianne (Sauer) back there work as a team.” Klefot said. “Without one of us, we couldn’t do what we do. If you take one of us away, it’d be a lot harder.” Sauer is the senior leader in the back row. She has seen action her entire four years at UK but has been one of the main cogs for UK this year. Sauer moved to second all-time in the school history for digs. This season she is averaging just fewer than four digs per set and recently was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week. Statistically, the defensive numbers appear down from last year. However, Skinner said the Cats are showing more effort. “If you want to be one of the top programs in the country, you have to be good defensively,” Skinner said. “I think we are better defensively, which definitely has allowed us to compete and given us a chance to win every match.” The Cats thrive off making a good dig, which gives them momentum the hitters can feed off of. Stokowski said a good dig benefits the entire team. “It’s a great feeling, it’s a rush,” she said. “You know you’ve done your job and you know you’ve helped get your teammate a kill or a great set. “It pumps the team up when you get a good dig.” The win at Florida might be good enough for some teams, but the Cats still want more. Thanks to a new face in the back row, consistent work in practice and a senior leader, the UK defense is leading the way. “Defense is a huge part of the match,” Stokowski said. “It keeps the other team from getting easy points, but it also demoralizes them as well.”

Freshman defensive specialist Stephanie Klefot is a big reason why the UK volleyball team has improved its defense in 2009.


Junior midfielder Tyler Burns sits on the turf at the UK soccer complex after UK was beat by Tulsa 1-0 on Wednesday night with a goal in the 87th minute. Tulsa beat UK in the Conference USA championship game last season.

Tulsa knocks off UK 1-0 with goal in final minutes By Clark Brooks

Tulsa is very accustomed to playing the role of spoiler against the UK men’s soccer team. Last year, the Golden Hurricane defeated UK in the Conference USA final on penalty kicks, ending hopes of making the NCAA Tournament. On Wednesday night, Tulsa continued to live up to its reputation, beating the Cats 1-0 in the closing minutes at the UK Soccer Complex. After dropping two consecutive matches for the first time in over a year, losing their top-25 ranking in the process, and having yet to have a C-USA victory on its résumé, the Cats (7-4-0, 0-3-0) entered the game knowing they needed to build some momentum for the long road ahead. “We needed something to get us going,” senior defender Barry Rice said. “Today was the perfect opportunity to do that.” The first half was very sporadic

as neither team was able to control the ball consistently because of fast turf, which forced both teams to put the ball in the air more than usual. Since the Cats have been in a scoring drought as of late, UK tried to play aggressive and created four scoring chances in the box in the first 45 minutes. Tulsa had two of its own. In the 39th minute, both teams were ignited by an altercation at midfield between UK senior forward Marco dos Santos and Tulsa midfielder Joe Salem when both squads rushed to break up the fight. Moments later, Tulsa defender Chris Taylor forced a diving save from UK’s Dan Williams followed by a Matt Lodge try that brought about the same result from Golden Hurricane Andy Aguilar. But both teams jogged into the locker room in a 0-0 deadlock. In the second half, both teams started to play the ball on the ground more. UK controlled the ball the ma-

jority of the half and managed to create seven box chances but was never able to hook up for a score. “We dominated,” said Rice, who played the game with a cast on his right hand. “We outworked them and had great effort, but we never finished on our chances.” With time winding down, the game looked like it was going to go into overtime. But Tulsa had another agenda. Forward Ashley McInnes crossed up Williams in the 87th minute, netting the gamewinner. “The defense had plenty of chances to clear the ball out of the box,” Rice said. “But, two or three mistakes later, they’re up.” The last time UK lost three matches in a row was in the 2003 campaign. “Our problem is not finishing chances,” Rice said. “I don’t know how we’re going to fix it, because we hit in practice. We just need to change our mentality.”

Our problem is not finishing chances. I don’t know how we’re going to fix it, because we hit it in practice.”


— Barry Rice, senior defender

Women’s soccer continues to struggle in SEC play By Aaron Smith

The UK women’s soccer team has been battered, beaten and broken-hearted. Things don’t figure to get any easier in the coming days. The Cats (3-6-3, 0-4-0 Southeastern Conference) lost their fourthstraight game to open up SEC play after falling to Tennessee on Sunday. The schedule gets even more daunting as UK faces No. 17 LSU (8-2-2, 4-0-0 SEC) on Friday, in what will be their fourth ranked opponent in their first five SEC games. “It’s a must-win. If we don’t play hard and win, I don’t know how we will get the confidence we need,” senior forward Katie Fahey said. “Every loss makes it harder for me to get ready to play games. I don’t even want to think about (losing) any more.” Despite the lack of results, the Cats have kept games close. Every SEC contest has been decided by one goal, and in two games — Sept. 25 against Florida and Oct. 2 against Georgia — the deciding goal was scored in the last minutes of the game. “It’s absolutely heartbreaking to lose like that,” UK head coach Jon Lip-

sitz said after the Georgia game. “The issue is not that we’ve lost, but how we’ve lost.” The Cats have seemingly tried everything to turn those close losses into wins. Lipsitz switched from a 4-42 formation to a 5-3-2 formation hours before the game against Georgia, a team UK has failed to beat this decade. With only eight of the 12 teams making the SEC Tournament and UK sitting at the bottom of the standings, the Cats are dangerously close to losing any hope of making the postseason. To turn things around against a difficult opponent in LSU, Lipsitz wants to emphasize the fundamentals. “We need to get back to the core basics — ball-winning, improving our box defense,” Lipsitz said. “LSU’s individual players are the most dynamic in the league. They have great pace and skill on the ball. They will be our greatest challenge yet.” If the Cats expect to rise to that challenge, the offense will likely have to improve. UK ranks last in the conference in nearly all major statistical categories, including goals, shots and assists. UK’s offense did show a flicker of life against Tennessee with more op-

portunities than usual, including five shots on goal. “We can’t settle for average opportunities,” Lipsitz said. “We have to take responsibility for great ones. We need the courage to seize the opportunities, the courage to take risks, the courage to finish games.” To capitalize on opportunities, the Cats need offensive leaders to step up. Fahey and junior forward Laura Novikoff, both still searching to find the back of the net, have created chances for UK. “Coach has been getting on the forwards all season long,” Fahey said. “We’re sick of hearing how we don’t work hard enough up top. It’s up to us to decide if we want to get him off our back.” With the offense struggling, it’s been up to the defense to keep the Cats close. Junior Sydney Hiance has had a solid year in goal, posting a 0.70 goals against average, fourth best in the SEC. However, the lack of production on the other side of the field doesn’t weigh on Hiance. “There’s no added pressure,” she said. “It’s my job to keep the ball out of the net, no matter what the offense is doing, and if I can, then I can.”

Senior forward Katie Fahey and the UK women’s soccer team haven’t won a game in the SEC yet. They have scored eight goals in 12 games this season. PHOTO BY ADAM WOLFFBRANDT STAFF

OPINIONS Thursday, October 8, 2009

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KERNEL EDITORIAL BOARD Kenny Colston, editor in chief Austin Schmitt, asst. opinions editor Melissa Vessels, managing editor Ben Jones, sports editor Allie Garza, managing editor Megan Hurt, features editor Wesley Robinson, opinions editor The opinions page provides a forum for the exchange of ideas. Unlike news stories, the Kernel’s unsigned editorials represent the views of a majority of the editorial board. Letters to the editor, columns, cartoons and other features on the opinions page reflect the views of their authors and not necessarily those of the Kernel.

Housing plan must prioritize, think long-term ■ KERNEL EDITORIAL The second round of controlled debate on the newly proposed student housing plan came to an end with no decisions made. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Housing Planning Committee invited students and homeowners back to city hall for another meeting on Monday. Fewer students attended than the previous meeting held on Sept. 22, according to an Oct. 6 Kernel article. This was most likely because the meeting was held at 1 p.m. If LFUCG wants to get serious about including students in this plan, they need to reassess their methods. After including only one student on the committee, Student Government President Ryan Smith, one would think the committee would at least set up a time that is convenient for student participation. Scheduling a meeting right in the middle of the day when most students have class does not welcome student participation. Additionally, most homeowners who work during business hours may also have similar time constraints. It is understandable why homeowners around Lexington are upset about students living in the neighborhoods, but what other options do students have? On-campus residence halls are filled to capacity, so what is a student to do? Pushing students farther and farther away from campus is the only objective this proposed plan will accomplish for students. Smith seems to agree. “Pushing students farther away I don’t feel is the answer,” Smith said. “We need to embrace students and entice them to stay here after graduation.” He also brings up a valid point concerning students staying here after graduation. UK works hard to bring in top-notch students to further their pursuit of being a top-20 university. One of the goals of the plan is to improve the health and living standards of all Kentuckians. Kentucky will not become a better state if all of their academic talent is leaving the state upon graduation. Lexington is not opening up its arms to welcome these students with this proposed housing plan. When a student graduates from UK and is assessing his or her job offers, several factors come into play. Salary, job benefits, hours and location of job are some of the items that contribute to the thought process. So if it comes down to two options — living in Lexington or some other city outside of the state that is more accommodating to the needs of recent graduates — which one will the student pick? Certainly, if the student has felt hassled by the city of Lexington for his or her four years of study at UK, that may factor into the decision. Nobody wants to live in a city where they tell you where you have to live or park — this is unreasonable. The city of Lexington better get this plan right or else it will not only alienate students now, but will also push them away from the state in the future.

Housing situation lacks student civility ■ LETTER TO EDITOR With the current housing proposal debate, we as students have had our chance to speak out and at this point, all we can do is wait for the city to make its decision. However, there are ways for them to be more inclined to decide in our favor. If we value our housing, we need to demonstrate that to the community. While it may not be the “cool” thing to do, consider drinking responsibly, or moving the party from the front yard to inside and keeping the noise down after certain hours of the night. By 4 a.m., I know I don’t want to hear my neighbors still partying, even on the weekends. Think about cleaning up your yard after you have these parties—your neighbors are tired of cleaning up theirs after you throw beer cans and plastic cups in their yards. I am one of those neighbors. Yes, we feel we have the right to live in this area because it is so close to campus. But just as people are trying to force us to move, we shouldn’t be forcing people to move because of our behavior. We need to respect our neighbors, by not making them feel “overwhelmed,” the way Catherine Savage, president of the Columbia Heights Neighborhood Association said in an Oct. 6 Kernel article. If we show them respect, they will show us respect and not force us out. I would also like to mention to Thomas Cunningham that none of his constitutional rights are being violated. Our Fourth amendment prohibits unlawful search and seizure, and our 14th amendment nullifies the 13th amendment and made former slaves citizens, and says that before a person’s “life, liberty, or property” can be taken away, they must be provided a hearing. Lexington has given students and citizens a chance to speak and make their voices heard. They have abided by the Constitution thus far. Therefore, it is both advisable and prudent that when we as students make statements to the community, we refrain from being overdramatic and outlandish. Continuing to do so only discounts our opinion further. Please keep these ideas in mind as we continue to fight for our rights to live near campus. We don’t all have money for Newtown and Angliana, and shouldn’t have to take out massive student loans just to attend our public, statefunded university. Lindsay Baranowski music and Spanish sophomore

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Use failures as motivation for success Motivation is a funny thing. Some people use it to accomplish great feats and others don’t use it at all. When Michael Jordan stood up on stage to accept his induction into the AUSTIN Basketball SCHMITT Hall of Kernel Fame, he columnist felt the need to call out every person that he used as motivation over the years. From the well-documented story of his high school basketball coach cutting him, to Byron Russell, the man he famously nudged to the ground to win the last of his six NBA championships, Jordan is a classic example of a person in society turning his history of being slighted into a productive career. In the recently released album “The Blueprint 3,” rapper Shawn Carter, commonly known as Jay-Z,

speaks about the motivation he used as a young child. The song “So Ambitious” starts out with Carter stating, “I felt so inspired by what my teacher said, said I’d either be dead or be a reefer head.” Later in the verse, he says, “I’ll teach his ass.” As the song moves along, the hook says, “the motivation for me is them telling me what I could not be.” While the kind of challenge Carter received in school is not a typical motivational experience, it is an experience with which students are subjected. By telling a child that he’s either going to be dead or a drug addict, the teacher is appealing to his emotional side. A challenge like that tends to stick with a man. It’s safe to say that Carter “taught” his teacher. By becoming one of the greatest recording artists of all time and running a major recording label, not to mention his several other business entities, Carter falls

into the category of using personal motivation to fuel his life. I couldn't tell you how or why these moments stick out in people’s minds more than other moments in life, but they just do. I guess it would be the fact that these are emotionally charged moments. When your character is challenged, that is a defining moment in life. Nearly four years ago in my sophomore year of high school, I was cut from my high school basketball team. Embarrassing? Maybe. Did it motivate me? Absolutely. And that’s where it helped me the most. I was at a crossroads in my life and was unsure what to do. At the end of the previous season, the coach filled out a sheet stating what we needed to work on to be a contributor the next season. It was a two-page sheet. That sheet was taped to my wall for almost two years after that day I got cut. The

only reason it came down was because my family moved halfway through my senior year. I looked at that sheet every time I left my room. I probably looked at that sheet a thousand times over those years. It went beyond the basketball court and became my motivation to get better in every aspect of life. I wanted to prove to the coach that I was better than he was. Everything I did over the next couple years was aimed toward proving him wrong. Whether it’s Michael Jordan or Shawn Carter, there are examples everywhere in society of people using personal motivation to accomplish great things. It can be a great tool, but at the same time it needs to be used in the correct manner. Confusing this motivation with vengeance can turn a good situation into a dangerous one. Austin Schmitt is a finance sophomore. E-mail

Victory achieved only through persistence NFL quarterback Brett Favre was acquired by the Green Bay Packers following his rookie year with the Atlanta Falcons. In no time, he used the trade to launch what has been one of the most storied careers anyone has ever witnessed. He is doing what he loves. contrary to those who believed he AUSTIN could no longer perHILL Contributing form on the professional level, he has columnist been a fine wine, getting better with age. Monday night, Favre slipped on a purple No. 4 jersey for the Minnesota Vikings and took the field for the first time against the Green Bay Packers. Favre played 16 seasons for Green Bay and his reward for his years of service: being forced out for a younger prospect. Many speculated that Favre prematurely retired, opening the door for the younger Aaron Rodgers as Favre was coming off one of his best statistical years. Prior to the retirement, in overtime against the New York Giants in the NFC championship game, Favre threw a costly interception, which led to a devastating Packers loss. Of all Favre’s accomplishments that year, that is the one that many remember, and may be the one that cost him his job. That didn’t make Favre want to give up, though. Amidst the rumors that he would be replaced, Favre retired, but wanted back into football, and was eventually traded to the New York Jets where he played a full season — including playing the last five games

with a tear in the bicep tendon in his throwing arm. After another brief retirement stint in the off-season, he had surgery to repair the arm and signed his current deal with the Packers’ division rival, the Vikings. Favre owns the NFL record for passing completions and attempts, and has more wins than any other quarterback. He has thrown for the most touchdown total yards, but has the most interceptions as well. A three-time NFL MVP, he led the Packers to a Super Bowl victory in 1997. He has started every game since 1992 and now after Monday’s victory over the Packers, is the only player to record a win against all 32 teams. He threw for 399 yards and four touchdowns the night after his father died.

How we respond in our losses, how we correct our turnovers, is what defines us. We create the base for victory through making smarter plays the next time. He stood by his wife through breast cancer and battled addictions to pain killers and alcohol. All the accomplishments, and people still told him to quit — there was nothing left to achieve. He knew he still had gas in the tank, there was too much fire in him to put out, his legacy was incomplete. No one is quicker than Favre to point out that not one single thing makes his legacy what it is. He doesn’t hold one record over another, he has just shown up everyday and given all

he has. To Favre, he has just acquired the numbers, the experiences and the lessons. When you put it all on the table, you will see him as a human being both in victory and defeat. For anyone who is looking for their footprint, what has defined their legacy, or what will complete it, ask yourself, “How have I fared in my wins and my losses?” It could be that we see our accomplishments hanging on the wall, and the records we have accrued over time allow for overconfidence and complacency, leaving a feeling that there is nothing left to compete for. But will you listen to those who tell you it is time to retire? No one is perfect. Everyone will throw an interception or drop the ball, and everyone will lose on some days. How we respond in our losses, how we correct our turnovers, is what defines us. We create the base for victory through making smarter plays the next time. The important part is to always show up and play, to be a good teammate, and to never give up. Brett Favre will turn 40 on Saturday. Time will tell if he has fulfilled all he feels, he needs to look back on his career and call it complete. I believe we can all benefit from looking at our lives the same way. Just say out loud: Can I be a better person? Does the path I have chosen benefit me? What am I giving back to the world and what will it remember me by? If you are not satisfied with your answers, then ask yourself: Am I giving it my all? Am I showing up everyday? And can I learn enough from my defeats to catapult me to victory? Austin Hill is an English senior. Email

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Flu shot shortage cancels UK vaccination event

WWII veterans pass the baton By Katie Perkowski

If you go

Five World War II Air Force fighter pilots are coming to UK to encourage students to do the ‘right stuff.’ Lieutenants William Creech, Hank Snow, David Thompson, Jesse Townsend and William Young were in the 528 Fighter Squadron and call themselves the 528 Dragonflies. Capt. Karl Bennett, who convinced the men to come to UK, said the speech is not so much a war story, but what it takes to make sacrifices for a person’s country, and to be willing to fight and

What: WWII veteran lecture When: Thursday at 4 p.m. Where: Room 106 in White Hall Classroom Building, reception after in Barker Hall Admission: Free die for a cause. “The WWII generation will be connecting with this generation, which I’m convinced also has the ‘right stuff’,” Bennett said. “It’s really trying to hash on what it means to be an American, particularly a Kentuckian.”

Cadet Lt. Col. Jourdan Kurtz said the speech is one of the last times older students will be able to talk to veterans, particularly pilots who flew in WWII. “This is going to be a unique opportunity where a world cadet is going to be shaking hands with a cadet going off to training next year,” Bennett said. Bennett said he wants the speakers to be recognized for their service to the country. “I’m doing this because I’m not ashamed to blow their horn,” he said. “Those guys need to get some recognition that they never got.”

Former student to be honored at lecture

UK HealthCare has canceled its scheduled Oct. 14 and 15 drive-thru flu shots because of a shortage in the vaccine. Seasonal flu shot manufacturers switched their focus to the H1N1 vaccine and have slowed down shipments of the regular vaccine, according to a UK news release. Sharon Berry, hospital safety officer, said the situation was out of UK’s control, but said it is possible more seasonal flu vaccines could come along in the future. “When it comes down to it, if you don’t get your full allotment, you can’t get (the vaccine),” Berry said. “We didn’t cancel (the drive-thru) lightly.”

A former UK student and staff writer for the Kernel will be honored at Thursday’s speech. John E. Disney, a student during the 1940s and pilot with the 528 Dragonflies, was killed in China during his 165th mission, Bennett said. Bennett, cousin of Disney, said Disney inspired him to join the Air Force, and his family has never forgotten him. Bennett will speak briefly of his cousin and his impact.



“I spent my entire summer working on this house … I've done more painting than I ever wanted to.” Both fraternities received certificates of occupancy shortly before the start of this semester allowing them to permanently move back in. Members of the fraternity agreed the living conditions and appearance of the house improved after the university stepped in. “At the time I didn't (think it was a fair process) just because it was spur of the moment and it was right before midterms,” said Ryan Brady, a geography senior and member of Phi Sigma Kappa. “Afterward we were thankful the university stepped in and intervened because you want your house to be in good shape and safe for students to live in.”

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Berea College in Berea, Ky., scored a B+ on the report. UK has more than 27,000 students enrolled and Berea has about 1,500. Wiseman said it is difficult to compare UK and Berea because of size and what UK does differently on its campus. The hospital uses energy in a way buildings at Berea College cannot imagine, he said. Taylor Shelton, member of the President’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, said one reason UK did better was because the Sustainability Endowments Institute (who released the report) did it differently this year. Shelton said this year’s survey was more in-depth and was filled out by people involved in the day-to-day sustainability initiatives at the universities. In previous years, there was no student voice showing what the university was doing, he said. Last year, UK received a D in student involvement, but received an A this year. Shelton said while the university has made improvements, the main impact was students got to show what they actually did instead of the endowment institution trying to find information. “We kind of felt jipped last year after the report came out, especially in the category of student involvement,” said Matt Kramer, assistant recycling coordinator with the Office of Residence Life. “If it weren’t for students on campus, hardly anything would get done in terms of sustainability.” Shelton cited three additions to UK’s sustainability efforts that helped their grade: the approval of the green fee, the hiring of a sustainability coordinator (which is still ongoing) and the newly-formed Student Sustainability Council. UK announced its first building this week, the Digital Village, to be certified by




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have happened to us.” McCleary said the 20 members who lived in the Kappa Sigma house called fraternity brothers and slept on couches. From there, most of the Kappa Sigma members found housing at Newtown Crossing and held their weekly meetings at the Student Center. Kappa Sigma raised $220,000 through their Alumni Association to renovate plumbing, electrical wiring, doorways and the roof, but the members themselves did most of the cosmetic work such as painting and carpeting, McCleary said. Wheatley said UK offered his displaced fraternity housing on campus at a rate of $15 per night, per person. The fraternity instead moved to an apartment at 163 E. Maxwell St. that could hold 16 people, eight less than the 24 beds available in Phi Sigma Kappa's on-campus house. “We had three options,” Wheatley said. “Live on campus in the dorms, find an off-campus fraternity house or renovate our old one.” Wheatley said Phi Sigma Kappa


Wheatley said the house was in bad condition before their lease was suspended and needed work. He said in the big picture, the university helped the fraternity and its members and improved the image of the six-pack. “There was never any hostility from the university,” Wheatley said. “It was the best thing that could


Jim Martin, house director for Phi Sigma Kappa, talks about the finances of the chapter with the treasurer of the fraternity, finance junior Steven Tudor, in the Alumni Room of the house Wednesday evening.


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After the administrators completed their inspection, the men were informed of the violations and were told a decision would be reached the next day. They scrambled to Home Depot with a blank check from their treasurer and tried to repair anything and everything possible, but it was not enough. The following morning, the members living in the Phi Sigma Kappa house were told they had until 8 p.m. to get their belongings and leave. “It's rare that you don't find some minor violations,” Broeking said. “In the case of Phi Sigma Kappa and Kappa Sigma … we found a significant number of safety violations.” Broeking said university policy was to close houses when major safety issues are found during an inspection. He said this policy is tough on students and families, but it is necessary to ensure safety. The inspectors saw a number of behavior issues, Broeking said, including poor upkeep and neglect, that led to the facility issues. David Wheatley, Phi Sigma Kappa president, said the house was in bad shape but thought the cause was the age of the building rather than the occupants. The Phi Sigma Kappa house and the Kappa Sigma house were built in the early 1950s and received little renovation since then. “With the house being 50 years old and having only college gentlemen living there … those things are inevitable,” Wheatley said. “We bandaged things and moved on. I wouldn't say we neglected the house.”





alumni drew up a proposal to help the fraternity members meet university safety standards. More than $170,000 was given to the fraternity for repairs and remodeling for the

the U.S. Green Building Council’s Land Environment Economics and Development program. The council’s mission is to make buildings and communities sustain health and vitality of all life within a generation, according to its Web site. A regulation was passed that requires all renovations and buildings made to be LEED certified, Wiseman said. Sustainability also saves money, Wiseman said. UK’s centralized energy system that controls buildings can save about $1.5 million to $2 million a year, he said, and UK is seeking to improve upon this further. Wiseman said about 26 percent of the university’s carbon footprint comes from coal use and about 67 percent comes from the electric bill.

“We’re different, we use energy differently, we have different items that make up our uniqueness.” BOB WISEMAN vice president for facilities management

The university is using more natural gas and less coal because of the price drop in gas, he said. The University of Louisville scored a B+ on the report, and surpassed UK in an area that involved the American Presidents’ Commitment Letter, which presidents of universities nationwide sign stating they will reach a certain level of sustainability. The letter was signed by Louisville, but not by UK. Wiseman said because Louisville signed the letter, it gave them points that UK did not get. He said UK did not sign the letter because a lot of the university’s activities are beyond its control.

on-campus fraternity house. “We did all the landscaping ourselves and cleaned everything,” said Scott Dunham, Phi Sigma Kappa vice president and marketing senior.

In a September 2008 Kernel article, UK spokeswoman Kathy Johnson said plans for a new student center where the six-pack now sits are part of the university’s long-term plan, but nothing is slated to occur anytime soon. Broeking also said no current plans exist to renovate fraternity row. “As long as fraternities manage their houses … we won't have a problem,” Broeking said. Members of the fraternities said they have heard the rumors of a new construction project on South Campus, but said the closings were not related to any university plan. “Everyone wanted to blame something,” Dunham said. “(The construction plans) are so far down the road. You can't pin that to their decisions.” McCleary said while his fraternity was renovating, the university expressed they wanted Kappa Sigma on campus. “You always hear rumors that the four-pack needs to go,” McCleary said. Wheatley said he and his fraternity have a great relationship with UK and does not believe the university is trying to run certain fraternities off campus. “They treat us the same as all the other fraternities,” Wheatley said. “Now we're being used as an example of how to improve.”


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