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The above image WRFL disc jockey Agricultural Biotechnology senior Kara Osborne flattened 3-D panoramic image created as part of a series that will appear periodically in the Kernel’s newspaper and Web site. Using a rotating tripod head and a lens that captures a 180-degree field of view, the above photograph of the WRFL studio was created from four different images.

The images were then digitally stitched together into one image using panoramic software, which then converted the one image into a movie file. By visiting the Kernel’s Web site, users can scroll through the panoramic as if they were looking around inside the WRFL studio, and will be able to see in 360 degrees both horizontally and vertically.


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Local, national H1N1 Feminist group seeks grant for new library numbers consistent By Melody Bailiff

By Laura Clark

Even with two free H1N1 clinics and 2,900 intranasal doses available to the entire UK community, the number of patients with influenza-like illnesses stayed the same, according to University Health Services statistics. While the number of ILI patients remained consistent, the number of total patients decreased, increasing the percentage of ILI patients. Dr. Chris Nelson, UK Healthcare Enterprise medical director for infection prevention and control, said nothing new has happened since the second H1N1 clinic on Nov. 20. “Flu visits seem to have tapered off a bit over the last two weeks across the UK Healthcare enterprise, consistent with what is being seen nationally,” Nelson said in an e-mail to the Kernel. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza activity decreased slightly in the U.S. during the week of Nov. 8 through Nov. 14. Nelson said he was not sure if there would be a rise in influenza-like cases once students returned from Thanksgiving break. “We may see another peak

and we may not. It is impossible to predict,” Nelson said. “I think we may be less likely to see a late winter (or) early spring peak if we can get the majority of people immunized, but vaccine continues to just trickle out to us.” As of Nov. 22, 506 H1N1 intranasal vaccines were left from Friday's free clinic. UK Healthcare officials are still deciding what to do with the remaining vaccines. Nelson said the vaccines, given to the UK Healthcare Enterprise from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, are shared throughout the UK medical campus. “We are trying to share the vaccine across the UK Healthcare enterprise as much as possible to get as many healthcare workers immunized as possible,” Nelson said. “We still have a ways to go, but we have gotten some of our highest risk health care provider groups immunized.”

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As the university continues to diversify its field of studies for students, an organization hopes to assist with the addition of a new library on campus. The UK Feminist Alliance is applying for a grant to create a gender studies library and resource center to be located in Student Center in the Center for Student Involvement. The Feminist Alliance will be applying for a grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women in the spring, but they do not cur-

rently have funding for this project. The president of the UK Feminist Alliance, Virginia Conn, said the library will be a significant addition to UK because it shows the university is committed to diversity. Conn said women are making up more of the workforce than ever before. “Society is slow to recognize the changing demographics of the nation, but something as small as a library can be an important affirmation of the premier place women are now assuming in academia,” she said. Patricia Cooper, chair of

the Gender and Women's Studies Department said the library project is not affiliated with the department. “Any effort that helps raise awareness about feminism and dispels stereotypes and misinformation, is something that I applaud and encourage,” Cooper said. “I also hope folks will be generous with their donations to the Feminist Alliance.” The Feminist Alliance will be obtaining books for the library through a book drive. Boxes for students to drop off literature pertaining to gender and women's studies can be found in the Pat-

Wildcat Investors aim to start trading By Tom Shearman

Four freshmen are challenging the notion that students are not stock savvy. The organizers filed for registration as “Wildcat Investors Limited Liability Company” last week, and finance freshman Ben Freeman, one of the club officers, hopes it will stand the test of time. “What we’re dealing with here isn’t really a new concept ... UK has had several investment clubs in the past, and none of them have lasted, so we’re trying to set up something that (will last),” Freeman said. The club was started by freshmen Will Spence, president, and officers Daniel Nall, Nick Murphy and Freeman. Additionally, the club currently has 55 members. Freeman said Wildcat Investors would provide a learning experience for its members. “The plan of our club is to come together to learn how to invest, democratically choose our investments and give back our knowledge to the group as a whole,” he said. Nall, a mechanical engi-

neering freshman, said Wildcat Investors would operate what he coined as a “democratic hedge fund,” with votes allocated to members based on the level of their investment in the company. Members buy into the company for a minimum of $100, in $10 shares. Those who invest between $100 and $149 are given one vote, those who invest between $150 and $249 are given two votes, and $250 and up receive three votes, Nall said. The club’s founders and president said they would be looking at investing at least $250. The main goal of the club is for members to gain experience, Nall said. “Even if we don’t make a profit, the knowledge that you gain will be what you get from this club ... but hopefully we will make a profit and you’ll get some experience,” he said. Murphy, a physics freshman, laid out a timetable for Wildcat Investors, with a goal to start trading by next semester. “Hopefully we’ll have all See Wildcat on page 2

terson Office Tower, W.T. Young Library, Kastle Hall, Fine Arts Library and the Center for Student Involvement. The Feminist Alliance encourages all students to make donations to help get the project off the ground. The group has already received donations of books and artwork. If and when they do receive the grant, treasurer and technology manager of the Feminist Alliance, David King, said they would like to use the money to incorporate a bar code system for See Library on page 2

Thanksgiving for all: International students celebrate holiday For the past four Thanksgivings, the UK Alumni Association has offered the American holiday dinner for international students. On Tuesday at 5 p.m., international students and families are invited to experience fourth annual International Student Thanksgiving Dinner at the King Alumni House. “We started it just as an effort to reach out to our international students and introduce them to a traditional Thanksgiving,” said Stan Key, UK Alumni Association executive director. “We want to make them feel welcome during the Thanksgiving holiday.” Key said the dinner has continued because of the event’s great response and expects more than 200 students to attend the dinner. The meal will include turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Games and trivia contests will be offered after the dinner. “We want to show our appreciation for them as international students at the University of Kentucky,” Key said. “We want them to remember who we are and stay in contact with the university.” The dinner will be held at the King Alumni House, on the corner of Rose Street and Euclid Avenue. — LAURA CLARK

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At-home beauty treatments UK community service By Emily Dowds

Is it really worth spending $30 on various lotions, face washes and moisturizers? Most students are on a budget and cannot spend large sums of money on bath products. Fortunately, most of these products can be created at home in just minutes. Several of the ingredients may already be right in your very own refrigerator and by making these products at home you are saving money, the environment and your skin. Many at home beauty treatments call for fruit. Different fruits contain various vitamins and minerals essential to one’s health and the appearance of one’s skin and hair. But remember, if you wouldn’t eat it, don’t use it on your skin. Use only high-quality, fresh ingredients for the best results. One at-home treatment is the “pineapple olive oil face mask.” Pineapple contains bromeliad, which helps rid the skin of dead cells and dirt. It is also a mild astringent and has inflammatory properties. The olive oil is an excellent source of vitamin E and helps to restore the skin’s surface.

Pineapple Olive Oil Face Mask: ½ cup fresh, chopped pineapple 3 tbsp. olive oil Combine the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Apply to the face using your fingertips and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water and pat until dry. This next recipe is like pouring a smoothie on your skin. It is appropriately named the “fruit salad body mask” and calls for pineapple, honeydew, green grapes, bananas and kiwi. Honeydew melon will leave your skin soothed and hydrated while the grapes are antioxidants that protect the skin from harmful UV rays. Bananas are rich in calcium and other nutrients, which leaves the skin silky and soft. Kiwi is high in Vitamin C and has enzymatic properties. All of these ingredients create a sumptuous body mask as well as a delicious snack.

Fruit Salad Body Mask: 1 medium kiwi fruit- peeled 2 slices pineapple-rind removed

½ of a medium honeydew melon- rind removed 1 doz. Green grapes 1 medium banana-peeled

Puree all ingredients in a food processor. The mixture will be slightly lumpy. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Smooth the mixture onto your body and/or face and leave it on for 30 minutes. This is an ideal treatment for lounging poolside. Rinse off with warm water. At-home beauty treatments are not just meant for the skin. By combining honey, olive oil and rosemary you get a fabulous hair conditioner that will leave your hair smooth and shiny. The honey adds the shine while the olive oil provides moisture. The rosemary will also help stimulate hair growth.

Rosemary Honey Olive Oil Hair Conditioner ½ cup honey ¼ cup warmed olive oil (2 tbsp. for oily hair) 4 drops essential oil of rosemary 1 tsp. xanthan gum (available in health food stores) Place all of the ingredients into a small bowl and mix thoroughly. Then pour mixture into a clean plastic bottle with a snug-fitting cap. Apply a small amount to slightly dampened hair. Massage the mixture into the scalp and distribute evenly throughout the hair. Cover the hair with a warm towel or shower cap and leave it on for 30 minutes. Then remove the towel, shampoo lightly and rinse with cool water. Dry as normal and enjoy softer and healthier hair. At-home beauty treatments are not just for women. Peppermint aftershave is a simple product designed specifically for men. Prepare two bags of peppermint tea and let steep until cool. Put the tea in a spray bottle and you have aftershave. At home beauty treatments are cheap, useful and natural products designed to save money and your skin. So head to the refrigerator and get cooking.

group goes global By Sam Ranard

While some students leave Kentucky to bask in the sun during their summer vacation, a group from UK travels far and wide to raise the quality of health care for those who live outside the United States. Shoulder to Shoulder Global is an international university and community-based group focused on uniting volunteers with resource-limited communities. UK students, faculty and staff volunteers have been serving in Ecuador for more than six years. The group began when Dr. Thomas Young, professor of pediatrics in the UK College of Medicine, teamed up with six other participants and headed to Ecuador in an effort to make a difference abroad. In 2007 Shoulder to Shoulder opened a health clinic in Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Ecuador. The clinic, Centro Medico Hombro a Hombro, provides medical care as well as oral and mental health services. “We have a full service health clinic that we operate in Ecuador that is full time staffed by Ecuadorian physicians, dentists and nurses,” Young said. Over the summer a group of approximately 45 UK students, faculty and staff went on three trips to Ecuador. Two missions are planned for May and July 2010. “We started doing trips in 2002 and its kind of built from there,” Young said.

LIBRARY Continued from page 1 checking out books, as well as funding for textbooks. The library will also contain a resource center. Students will be able to access information regarding the Violence, Intervention and Prevention Center, OUTsource, Planned Parenthood, Vox and the Kentucky Women Writers Conference. There will also be staff

WILDCAT Continued from page 1 our funds accumulated by this Christmas break ... and lots of investment ideas ready to go (as well as) a solid core of members (by break’s end). From there we can actually start doing some trading,” Murphy said. Accounting and economics freshman Nick Murray, the club’s chief analyst, said Wildcat Investments would be looking at a diverse portfolio of securities to minimize risk.

According to the Shoulder to Shoulder Web site, Shoulder to Shoulder currently helps people in and around the Santo Domingo area. Partnerships have been formed with the Tsachila people, an indigenous population that live in isolated communities beyond the Santo Domingo city limits. Although having a background in medicine or Spanish is beneficial, the group is open to UK students and faculty in any field. Members that want to take part in a mission trip, but do not have medical skills, will be trained to take patient’s vital statistics such as height, weight and body temperature. “We are looking for a good mixture of students,” said Alex Holl, the Shoulder to Shoulder program coordinator. The brigades usually last around nine days. In those nine days, Shoulder to Shoulder can provide medical care to around 1,000 Ecuadorians. It is supported by multiple local businesses and is in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Lexington, Christ the King Cathedral, the Josephson Foundation, the UK Chandler Medical Center and the UK Newman Center. Holl said the cost for students to go on a medical brigade is $800. For the upcoming trips the team plans to continue providing medical care to limited-resource communities in Ecuador. For more information visit present in the center to help students with the library. Psychology senior and Vice President of the Feminist Alliance Jaime Lazich said she hopes the library will help students learn something new. “(The new library would) show there are people at UK who care about these kinds of things and it will open some people’s eyes who have not thought about this before,” she said. “Hopefully students walking through the student center will know something they did not know before because its there.”

“If you put everything in one industry, it makes it a lot more risky,” Murray said. Nall said investment in a diversified portfolio would come to rely on club members giving presentations on certain securities and their merits, and the club voting to invest accordingly. Murray hopes the investment club will provide members with a better way of making money through college than less glamorous jobs, like “washing dishes.” “Stock is like legal gambling ... so if you’re good at it and you know your stuff, you don’t have to be a slave

for somebody else for eight bucks an hour,” he said. Murray said he hopes Student Government will reimburse officers for start-up and trading fees so the fees would not take money from what the club has to work with. Club member Chris Yared, an undeclared freshman, believes that despite the recent economic crisis, now is a good time to get into securities trading. “It’s a great time (to be getting into the market),” Yared said. “I think our economy is starting to turn, so now is as good a time as any.”

Is takeout worth the trash? By Supriya Doshi REDEYE


Park gets plenty of face time on ‘Heroes’ Ever wonder just how big a nerd you are? There's a very simple test to determine your geekyness: Do you know what actor Ray Park looks like? The actor's face has been obscured in almost every film he has made. He wore demonic red and black makeup to play Darth Maul in "Star Wars: Episode I _ The Phantom Menace" and was behind a mask as Snake Eyes in "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra." In "Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow" he Park didn't even have a head. Park is more visible these days playing the evil Edgar on the NBC series "Heroes," where he's acting sans mask and heavy makeup. "Heroes" is not the only way Park has gotten his face out there. He's also a regular guest at science-fiction and comic-book conventions. "I like to get out there and meet the fans," Park says. "It surprises people when they get to see my face. They always want to know why I have always been covered up. "I tell them these are the roles that came along over the past 10 years. It's not like I had a lot of roles to pick from." Park has a positive attitude about his face-hiding past. He believes those roles gave him the opportunity to mature as an actor and gain some experience while remaining a relative unknown. Now, he feels more confi-

dent when he auditions for parts where he can be seen, such as "Heroes." Park was a fan of "Heroes" before being cast. "I was just in awe of the show and where it was headed. I remember sitting on my bed and thinking this show is awesome and if I was to do a TV show it would be a show like this," Park says. "I feel very lucky." Viewers were only supposed to be able to see Park's face in six episodes of the NBC series. But so far he was worked on 11 of this year's episodes. He's not certain what the fate of his character will be _ or at least he isn't saying _ but Park has thoroughly enjoyed being on the show. Park got two treats when filming a scene for Monday's Thanksgiving episode of "Heroes." He not only got to work again with Robert Knepper ("Prison Break"), who plays the head of the carnival that Edgar calls home, but he got a big meal. "For the first time in my career they actually brought in caterers to make turkey, pumpkin pie, potatoes and a whole meal for the scene," Park says. Normally, food for a scene is either fake or has been sitting around so long only the foolhardy would take a bite. Seated around the table were other members of the weird traveling carnival. Park looked at his fellow actors and suggested it would be a sin to waste the food. He thinks he ended up eating four plates of turkey. And Park's face was visible the entire time. COPYRIGHT 2008 MCT

About once a week, I'm too exhausted, too busy or just too lazy to cook. I'm sure most of you know the feeling. But my options around the office building are limited, despite working on a busy thoroughfare. Among my priorities for takeout are healthy, relatively cheap, quick and easy on the packaging. Not surprisingly, it's not that easy to find places that meet all my criteria. That's probably why I bring my own lunch as much as possi-

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 — An older person offers you a chance to follow your heart's desire. Give your imagination free rein.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

— Today is a 5 — Today you get to present practical ideas in imaginative ways. An older person influences you to adjust your focus. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 5 — Take care of business today. Check items off your to-do list. You'll be glad you did. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 5 — Take time today to accomplish your top-priority item.


ally ends up being three times the size of my food anyways. I do the same at Corner Bakery, and if I had any foresight on those crazy days I'm eating out, I'd try bringing my own container for my food. Though I wonder how that works with to-go items, as opposed to leftovers? And if my bag is big enough, I sometimes rescue the plastic container my sandwich comes in and reuse it once for leftovers or to send home goodies with people who aren't good at returning Tupperware.

Make a list for tomorrow, when you'll have more energy. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 6 — Take care of errands close to home. Line up everything you need for the next several days. Bake dessert today. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 6 — Take care of priorities and start early. Emotions enter the scene around midday and fog up the environment. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 5 — If you can get past the obstacles within your own mind, you can gain clarity with coworkers. Persuade, don't push. Scorpio (Oct. 23--Nov. 21) — Today is a 5 — Contact a school or other institution to share a good idea. Instant feedback is not part of today's plan. Await a response.

— Today is a 5 — This is a good day to work on your own assigned tasks and let everyone else stick to theirs. Plenty of time to assess results tonight.

For example, I love Thai and Chinese food. And I realize that it leaks sometimes. But Stryofoam or paper within plastic within a paper bag within another plastic bag is way too hard to get into. I need my food ASAP, and I appreciate it when the garbage from takeout doesn't fill the entire trash can. At Subway and Chipotle, my usual go-to spots, I turn down the extra plastic/paper bags and instead carry my efficiently wrapped meal out the door sans handles. At least Chipotle's are paper and not plastic, but the bag gener-

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

— Today is a 7 — Make a list and check it twice. You have a lot to get done in the next two days. Delegate to an older male.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

— Today is a 5 — Tension grabs you. Take this moment to relax the muscles in your forehead. You'll feel better immediately.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

— Today is a 6 — An older person provides you with a chance to shine. Glow like you never did before! You deserve it.


OPINIONS Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009 | PAGE 3 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.


Up in smoke: Protest too little, too late

Some say it’s better late than never. However, Thursday’s protest of the newly-implemented tobacco ban was the tardy party that campus wouldn’t have missed, one way or the other. According to a Nov. 20 Kernel article, more than 100 smokers and non-smokers gathered at the Free Speech Area near the Student Center to continuously puff away on their cigarettes, stick it to the man, and make clear their distaste for UK’s tobacco-free campus. While this group has every right to protest, especially in the Free Speech Area, the demonstration turned exceptionally childish when the assembly was relocated to Patterson Office Tower. Smoking five cigarettes at a time, defacing the James K. Patterson statue and chanting “C-I-G-S, CIGS, CIGS, CIGS!” does not get positive attention from the UK administration. If the protestors were looking for some sort of compromise or to even be taken seriously in the future, they did everything in their power to destroy any possible goodwill. ... if the protestors While unlikely, it is possible that if this passionate outwere looking for cry from students, faculty and some sort of staff was heard when the idea of the ban was initially ancompromise or even nounced, the university would to be taken seriously be at a different stage in the process and may have possibly in the future, they considered implementing designated smoking areas similar did everything in to Bluegrass Community and their power to Technical College. Waiting until several thousand dollars destroy any were spent on installing signage and new trash cans cerpossible goodwill. tainly won’t get you very far. If you’ve walked around campus at all since Nov. 19, you may realize the “culture of compliance” Tobacco-Free Campus Task Force co-chairs Ellen Hahn and Anthany Beatty have been preaching about is already starting to kick in. Whether you’ve been glared at for taking a smoke break behind White Hall Classroom Building after class, or you’re the one giving the evil eye to tobacco users, it’s happening — things are changing. And it hasn’t even been a week. That’s why in a few years having a tobacco-free campus won’t be a big deal. While many feel the tobacco ban is a violation of their Constitutional rights, it simply is not. UK allowed protestors to exercise their real Constitutional right — the right to peacefully assemble — and the administration should be praised. UK Police officers were present at the protest but only to make sure things didn’t get out of hand. They didn’t rough anyone up or hand out citations, they just sat back and observed, which was the best decision. If the police had overreacted and caused a scene, things would have been drastically different. But with UK’s cool and collected behavior, this tobacco ban protest will presumably be like the next big-time, five-star basketball recruit — one and done.

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Smokers violated pedestrians’ civil rights

“You’ve got to be kidding me,” I thought as I walked out of Patterson Office Tower on Thursday afternoon. The crowd was full of smoking students protesting NATALIE the ban that VOSS went into Guest effect. columnist It’s been much discussed across campus and in the Kernel — I even saw a note scribbled on a flyer in the women’s bathroom in White Hall debating the ban. Personally, I wonder how any student over the age of 13 has enough time to stand in the bathroom and write their stream of consciousness on whatever surface is available, but that is not the point. If I see one more argument against trouncing smokers’ civil liberties and how a state institution has

no right to regulate their behavior, I think I’m going to scream. Nevermind that university-educated people should be well-informed enough to know they are throwing away money and taking years off their lives by continuing to smoke — if you, know the detriments and choose to do it anyway, it is your choice. But what no one seems to consider here is that it’s my choice not to smoke. Like many other students, I have asthma. I’m lucky in that it is mild enough so I can walk across camps without being guaranteed a strangling asthma attack, however Thursday I could feel my throat constricting as I walked through the cloud of smoke outside of POT. I can’t imagine what it is like for students whose respiratory problems are more serious ... I would say your civil right to smoke should not interfere with my civil right to breathe. And as I paused to look

at the group of protestors, one girl on the outer edge of the crowd met my eye, scanned my hands for a cigarette and not finding one blew her smoke directly into my face.

I think the university owes me the common courtesy of bothering to ask protesting students to either disperse or show a passerby some respect. She has the right to smoke in protest, but she did not give me the choice to avoid it. And where were campus police during all this? I’d say based upon students’ initial reactions to news of the ban they should have been ready for this, but I didn’t see anyone wandering around taking names or writing citations.

I read a quote from Ellen Hahn, co-chair of the Tobacco Free Task Force, in the Nov. 16 Kernel article which said, “It’s not about enforcement.” So why create a ban you don’t plan to enforce? Unfortunately, the answer to that question wasn’t in the article. By the time I graduate from this university I will have paid about $64,000 in tuition and fees. I think the university owes me the common courtesy of bothering to ask protesting students to either disperse or show a passersby some respect. If we can’t rely on UK Police to enforce the rules, and insist on protesting them anyway, that is your decision, your God-given right as an American and I will not tell you, you are wrong for exercising it. All I ask is that you let me exercise mine in peace and fresh air. Natalie Voss is an equine science senior. E-mail

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Brooks avoids questions about future Injury Report

By Ben Jones

UK head coach Rich Brooks danced around questions concerning his uncertain future with the Cats at his Monday news conference. When asked whether Saturday's game against Tennessee would be his final one in Commonwealth Stadium, Brooks didn't give a definitive answer. "As far as whether I'm coming back next year, I'm kind of like that old Energizer bunny," Brooks said. "I might need to get some batteries recharged. We'll talk about that at the appropriate time." Before the season, Brooks announced he would not entertain questions about his future with the program during the season as he tried to focus on football. Brooks has never publicly announced whether or not he would return to coach the Cats beyond this season. UK head offensive coach Joker Phillips, who performs the duties of most offensive coordinators, has been named successor whenever Brooks decides to step down. When pressed on the issue, Brooks became irritated and said he didn't want to focus on anything other than the week's upcoming game. "I'm not going to answer anything about that anymore," Brooks said. "I'm going to talk about Tennessee. No charging the batteries, no coming back next year, none of that junk, OK? This is not the appropriate forum. We have a huge football game with a lot at stake and we'll address those issues at the appropriate time. Thank you." After the conclusion of the press conference, Brooks returned to the podium and




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UK head coach Rich Brooks danced around questions about whether he would coach the Cats again next year. UK head coach of the offense, Joker Phillips, will succeed Brooks when Brooks decides to retire. reiterated his desire to keep his team from being distracted during preparations this week. "One of the things that bothers me and has bothered me this year are distractions that take away from what we're looking at," Brooks told the media in a stern voice. "And I can go back no further than the Mississippi State game and the ‘Blackout’ game, which I knew nothing about, OK? I don’t want any distractions on us this week about, ‘OK, is coach coming back? Is he not coming back?’ I have three years remaining on my contract and there’s a clause in that contract that says in December they’re supposed to tell me what they want to do moving forward, OK? So we’ll wait for all those things to happen. But I don’t want this week to

be about, ‘What’s he doing?’ I want it about Tennessee! Thank you.”

UK prepares for senior night with streak on line As the Cats go through their final week of regular season practice, 26 seniors will hold Saturday in special regard. They'll be honored before the game in Senior Day ceremonies before UK will try and beat Tennessee for the first time since 1984. A win over the Volunteers would have UK finish second in the Eastern division of the Southeastern Conference thanks to a tiebreaker against Georgia. A loss would drop them to fifth in the division, due to similar tiebreakers against Tennessee and South Carolina.

Kentucky natives thrilled to finally sport the blue and white By Nick Craddock

Rebecca Gray, a Georgetown, Ky., native, comes to UK after playing one season at UNC.

For two sophomore guards on the UK women’s basketball team, returning to the Bluegrass was almost as easy as tapping the heels of their basketball shoes together three times and saying “There’s no place like home.” Rebecca Gray, a Georgetown, Ky., native and the 2007 Miss Kentucky Basketball, and Keyla Snowden, a Lexington native and product of Lexington Catholic High School, both played their freshman seasons out of state — Gray at North Carolina, Snowden at Akron. However, a season away from home was one too many for the guards, who missed the support that only family and friends could offer. After sitting out last season because of NCAA transfer rules, Gray and Snowden are ecstatic to finally see action for their home-state Cats. “It feels natural, it feels right and normal. That’s what I tell everyone,” said Gray on her switch to the royal blue of UK from the powder blue of UNC. “It feels great to play in front of my family and friends and everyone who grew up watching me,” said Snowden, whose parents have made it to every game so far. Gray was recruited by UK while in high school but opted to sign with UNC, which offered her a scholarship at 15. Gray led the Tar



Heels in 3-point shooting percentage as a freshman, but success just wasn’t the same without her close family by her side. Likewise, Snowden had a successful freshman season at Akron, breaking the school record for most threes made in a season with 91. Unlike Gray, Snowden wasn’t recruited by UK in high school, but was approached by UK head coach Matthew Mitchell when he was coaching at Morehead State to play for the Lady Eagles. “I was given the opportunity to come back and I didn’t want to pass it up,” Snowden said. Gray knew as soon as she left UNC that the only school she would send her transfer release to was UK if Mitchell showed mutual interest, which he did. The addition of Gray and Snowden gives Mitchell two highly capable long-range shooters in his arsenal, an element that has been in short supply for the Cats in previous seasons.

Michell said the presence and belief that the team has in both Gray’s and Snowden’s abilities to make can make threes relaxes UK’s other shooters, including guards Carly Morrow and Amani Franklin. Aside from excelling in their long-range shooting, Gray and Snowden longed for the comforts of home during their time away from Kentucky. “In Lexington I know my way around for sure,” said Snowden on her favorite part of being home. “I know how to have fun here.” When Gray sees the success of her former team — the Tar Heels are No. 4 in the AP and ESPN/USA Today polls — her mood still won’t dampen. “I think programs define their success in different ways and here we’ve already started off 3-0,” Gray said. “If we can build on that, make this a successful year and make it back to the tournament then that’s what I’m here for, and why I came back home.”

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second in the SEC East," Brooks said. Brooks said this class has been a part of several big wins and has broken several streaks holding the program back. With all that in mind, senior defensive tackle Corey Peters said a win over Tennessee would be one of the biggest in his time with the team. "(Beating Tennessee would be) much, much, much better (than beating Georgia)," senior defensive tackle Corey Peters said. "Not only for bowl implications, but because of the streak and senior night and all the different factors going into it." Having a chance to end the streak against Tennessee and finish second in the East might have seemed farfetched when many of the players first committed to the Cats, Brooks said.

"Most of them came in here prior to some of the success," Brooks said. "They bought the vision and the hope to do something here at Kentucky. And this class arguably has done more than anybody in maybe over half a century in their four years in the program." Senior offensive guard Christian Johnson said while preparations for Tennessee will be just like any other week, a win over the Vols wouldn't be just another win. "Every game we prepare for the same," Johnson said. "After the game, that's when all the celebrations come out. If we win that game, they're going to tear Lexington apart. I feel like the fans and the citizens of Lexington are going to run this city crazy until the sun comes up, and I want to be a part of it too."


The pages of the Kentucky Kernel for Nov. 24, 2009.