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Parties concerned with off-campus housing to sit down By Kellie Doligale

Mayor Jim Newberry has arranged a meeting scheduled for Monday to discuss the proposed amendments to off-campus housing zoning laws in Lexington. Those invited to the meeting include presidents of neighborhood associations around UK, landlords and their representatives, Urban County Council members and

members of Newberry’s administration. Student Government President Ryan Smith said SG representatives would attend both Newberry’s meeting on Monday and the council meeting Tuesday. Smith said SG Vice President Kelsey Hayes would attend Monday’s meeting. “It’s basically going to be the key players in the whole debate,” Smith said. “We’re going to be down there continuing to advocate for the same things … our points

remain the same. We feel this [proposed amendment] unfairly treats students.” Third District councilwoman

Diane Lawless said she was not sure whether she would be able to attend the meeting because of a scheduling conflict. The mayor stated the meeting would be for those invited to sit down and attempt to reach a compromise, she said. “First of all, this is the mayor’s meeting,” Lawless said. “He invited a group of 3rd District residents to a meeting on Friday, and I was not invited to that, but my constituents asked if I would please

come … it’s unusual for the mayor to call constituents of a district and not call the representative from that district.” After hearing of Friday’s meeting, which was intended to be an update of what has been going on with student housing issues, Newberry agreed to allowing Lawless to attend Friday’s meeting. Lawless said at the meeting Newberry asked neighborhood repSee Newberry on page 3


Meeting to discuss definition of ‘family’ By Drew Teague

The Lexington Urban County Council will meet Tuesday morning to continue the discussion on the definition of “family” for off-campus housing. Student Government President Ryan Smith urges students to attend the meeting to give their side of the issue. “There is no give and take here, they are trying to push this policy and we need to go speak up,” Smith said. “We want people to go there and let people know why this policy will impact students in such a negative way.” The council has been working on the off-campus housing issue for several months but has not been able to reach a compromise. “They are going to be discussing See Council on page 3

Maker’s Mark reveals fifth UK Athletics bottle Students will soon be able to purchase another Maker’s Mark bottle with a familiar UK Athletics figure on the label. UK officials, Keeneland officials and a Maker’s Mark representative will unveil the fifth bottle to honor the athletics department, and it is the second one in a three-year series that will raise money for UK Symphony Orchestra’s art education outreach, according to a news release. The overall goal is to raise $1.2 million for the program, according to the release. UK spokeswoman Kathy Johnson said officials have been working on the new bottle for several months, and they will release the third bottle next year, which is when the money will be given to the education outreach program. The ceremony will take place Monday at noon in the Singletary Center for the Arts. It is free and open to the public. — KATIE PERKOWSKI


Dylan Young, 9, holds his head in the final seconds of the of the game against Tennessee at the Thompson-Bowling Arena on Saturday. Tennessee defeated Kentucky 74-65.

Vols top Cats behind Prince, Hopson By Metz Camfield

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A Kentucky native buried the never-quit Cats (27-2, 122 Southeastern Conference) with 37.6 seconds remaining, and the 21,214 fans who packed Thompson-Bowling Arena saw Tennessee’s second home victory this season over a top-2 team. The Volunteers (21-7, 9-5 SEC) built a 19-point lead with just over 14 minutes to play, but the Cats, led by freshman guard John Wall, stormed back to tie the game at 65 with 2:10 remaining. Following a timeout by Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl shortly after UK tied the game, the Volunteers went on a 9-0 run highlighted by a 3-pointer from Hopkinsville, Ky. native Scotty Hopson, and the Volunteers celebrated a 74-65 victory. “When it went 65-65, I thought we were winning,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “There was no question in my mind we were winning this game. And you know what, they made a play, a ball squirted loose – they had a guy who just took it out of our hands on the baseline. That means they wanted it more than

we did. You have to give them credit.” A physical affair in Knoxville saw Calipari as well as his players limping around the court and grimmacing in pain. The head coach had a UK trainer bandage up his right hand in the first half after he hit his clipboard during the first media timeout. Two band-aids were applied to his right pointer finger and pinkie. Both teams struggled shooting out of the gate, but once Tennessee got on the board at the 16:31 mark with a 3-pointer from senior guard J.P. Prince, the Volunteers couldn’t be stopped. When the run finished at the 11:22 mark with two free throws from Wall, the Volunteers had rattled off 18 unanswered points and had established how the first half would be played. “We just came out with low energy, and they came out early and hit us in the mouth,” freshman forward DeMarcus Cousins said. “They came with a better intensity than we did and it showed.” The opening of the second half was no better for UK, as the Volunteers Freshman guard John Wall dribbles past a Volunteer stretched the lead to a game-high 19 defender. Wall had 19 points, five rebounds and six assists in the loss. See Basketball on page 6

Simulated crisis tests students By Brandon Goodwin

Israel attacked Iranian nuclear facilities at noon on Friday. Diplomats from Iran, Israel, the United States and other delegations met in the Patterson Office Tower to solve the crisis. You won’t find anything about the attack on CNN or the New York Times, though. Graduate students from the Patterson School of Diplomacy participated in a 24-hour crisis simulation in POT beginning at noon on Friday as part of their graduate course study. John Stempel, senior professor of international relations, said the Patterson School has been running simulations for seven years, al-

Faculty, staff members honored as advisers By Justen Greene


A member of the United States team clicks his pen during a meeting with Saudi Arabia about information on Israel and their intentions during the Patterson School's eighth annual Crisis Simulation on Friday. though the format has changed to accommodate the times. When the program began, all participants represented the United States. Now the simu-

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lation takes a more international perspective, he said. The goal of the simulation See Crisis on page 3

Every year, one faculty member and one staff member at UK are honored for their outstanding service in the field of academic advising at the annual spring luncheon. Suanne Early and Larry Jurek "Jerzy" Jaromczyk were both awarded the 2010 Ken Freedman Advisory Award. Early is an adviser for the Central Advising and Transfer Center, as well as the College of Law and the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity. Jaromczyk, who first came to UK in 1996 as a visiting professor, is a faculty member in the College of Engineering's Department of Computer Science. The award is named after Ken Freed-

man, the former assistant director to undergraduate studies who served as a professional adviser at UK for more than 15 years before his death in 2001. The award recipients are each given a $500 travel grant. Students, faculty and staff members submit one nomination in either the faculty or staff category and could nominate one in each. “It’s always nice to be recognized by students and by colleagues,” Early said. Since her arrival at UK nine years ago, Early has worked with undeclared freshmen and sophomores, advising them in their college careers. “I love working with that age group,” she said. “It’s an honor.” The Kernel was unable to reach Jaromczyk for comment. Newsroom: 257-1915; Advertising: 257-2872

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Saturday’s Tennessee win bigger than UK loss


John Mayer: Smart musician with stupid mouth John Mayer really shouldn't be in this position. The 32-year-old singer-songwriter is a smart, attractive musician with seven Grammys to his credit, including a 2004 Song of the Year award for "Daughters." He has talent. He doesn't need to be famous for whom he dates or what shocking things he says. He doesn't need to be famous for being famous. And yet, after a series of controversial interviews and loads of tell-all revelations, Mayer is now fodder for gossip columns and the blogosphere, Mayer the punch line to countless jokes and the target of protests. The interviews were essentially given to promote his new, halfway-decent "Battle Studies" album, but by trying to outsmart the system, he pushed his music out of the conversation. How did Mayer get here? Let's trace his steps:

THE PLAYBOY INTERVIEW When: February 2010 Why: Where to begin? He dropped the n-word. He used a slur for homosexuals. He said he had a "white supremacist" libido. He compared an ex, Jessica Simpson, to crack cocaine. He discussed his breakup with Jennifer Aniston and dissed her slightly, saying, "If Jennifer Aniston knows how to use BitTorrent, I'll eat my (expletive) shoe," while still professing to care about her. Damage level: High


Why: He talks about his love of porn. He talks about his breakups. And he talks about turning down interviews because "I've gone through so much discomfort on a profound level in speaking my mind and telling the truth and being taken advantage of by the truth." Then, he changes his mind and talks to Rolling Stone. Damage level: Low

THE 'MANISTON' BREAKUP When: August 2008 Why: Though he and Aniston did not discuss their relationship while it was going on, Mayer did go to the press with the breakup. "I don't want to waste somebody's time if something's not right," Mayer told a group of reporters outside his New York gym. "I don't waste people's time." He says he made the announcement because he wanted to "take responsibility," though he recognizes how people could see it as "saving face," to make himself the guy who dumped Jennifer Aniston. Damage level: Moderate

THE PEREZ HILTON KISS When: December 2007 Why: After initially denying it, Mayer admitted he did kiss celebrity blogger Perez Hilton at a New Year's Eve party. It wasn't the man-to-man kiss that upset most of Mayer's fans, it was that it was with Hilton, whom he had been battling. "I don't think my mouth was even touching when I was tongue kissing him, that's how disgusting this kiss was," he tells Playboy, while also using a slur for homosexuals. Damage level: Low (Moderate, after his explanation) MCT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Against UK, everything is big. The Cats are used to the magnifying glass. For them, Saturday’s loss wasn’t much more than any other loss. Even though they, the nation’s No. 2 team (and No. 1 among the ranks of overachievers), faltered for just the second JAMES PENNINGTON time this season, they left Thompson-Boling Arena Kernel columnist with a seemingly glasshalf-full attitude. Down 19 with 14 minutes left, they pulled even with 2:10 remaining. The otherwise unruly Tennessee fans had been taken out of the game, and UK head coach John Calipari said he knew at that point his team would win. Even though they didn’t, Calipari still smiled and pulled from the positive in the news conference afterward. The loss, he said, was far from a season-killer. But for Tennessee, the win was rooted too deeply in history and Kentucky connections to marginalize its significance. Calipari has thoroughly beaten the phrase into the ground, but

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 — Focus, focus, focus! Of course, you won't be able to do anything else, as you'll be driven to complete work in a timely fashion before you go on to the next thing. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 6 — The point of your efforts today revolves around the need to finish what you started by the deadline. Decide whether perfection is required. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 6 — You're anxious to get the focus back on yourself. This happens today, so relax in the morning and just let it unfold. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 6 — Drop criticism. You've already stated your case, and

this was the Vols’ Super Bowl. This side of the NCAA Tournament, this was as big as it gets. Kentucky defector Scotty Hopson, of Hopkinsville, Ky., hit the game’s biggest shot and what he called the biggest of his career: a deadly 3-pointer to extend UT’s lead to five points with 37.6 seconds left. “It means a lot for me,” Hopson said. “I know people back home are happy for me. Well, I know some are. Definitely I know some are happy for me. I think when I go back home, I’ll hear people cheering for me. I guess it’s probably mixed feelings. My family is all Kentucky fans, but they’re happy for me.” Meanwhile, Kentucky-raised Darius Miller seemed upbeat after the game. Miller, the only variable this season in UK’s otherwise concrete starting lineup, did himself proud, scoring seven-straight points down the stretch to help keep the Cats in the game. Calipari said without Miller’s performance, his team would have lost by 20. But Miller downplayed his role, saying he just hit open shots. In typical UK fashion, it was no big deal.

repetition just irritates. Take a philosophical perspective. You won't care later. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 6 — Finances worry you more today than usual. Seek reasonable understanding of unusual expenses. Continue working in the established direction. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Focus on others and you can't go wrong. The more you understand their motivation, the less you have to worry. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 6 — The transition from recreational activities to work is troublesome today. The pressure to get down to business involves all members of your team. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 6 — Set creative goals. They may not amount to anything practical today, but they get you headed in the right direction. Context matters.

See Pennington on page 6 Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 6 — Nothing succeeds like success. Your only limit today is your capacity to remain flexible under duress. Bring in an expert to sort out details.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 6 — If you have plans to head off into the sunset, you're on the right track. This could mean business travel or meeting your partner for a lovely rendezvous. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Your ideas carry more weight with co-workers if you remove the word "I" from your statements. You don't need recognition or to get your way to have it work. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 7 — Group efforts thrive because everyone is on the same page concerning practical issues. Today you feel like you really are where you belong. (C) 2010 MCT

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amendment requires plenty of compromise, but hopes city officials will listen to students living in the neighborhoods in question. “This is a give and take … ”

Continued from page 1 resentatives if they would sit down with landlords and their attorneys to come up with a compromise. Lawless said she called Craig Hardin, owner of Hardin Properties and one of the directors of The Greater Lexington Apartment Association, on Friday, and he was unaware of Monday’s meeting. “It isn’t my meeting, and it isn’t my secret meeting,” Lawless said. Smith said his greatest frustration with the amendment is the city’s lack of attention to these issues in the past. “What’s frustrating is that the city hasn’t enforced these zoning rules for the longest time,” Smith said. “And now all of a sudden, they’re trying to limit it to no more than four people [per residence].” Smith said he understands the

COUNCIL Continued from page 1 new definitions of boarding houses and communal living situations that have crept up on the city over the past few years,” Smith said. With the April 15 voting date approaching next month, Smith said students

“What’s frustrating is that the city hasn’t enforced these zoning rules for the longest time.” RYAN SMITH Student Government president

Smith said. “We certainly understand there are issues in the communities around campus, such as parking and sewage, but you [the Lexington government] shouldn’t displace thousands of students because of a lack of enforcement on the city’s part.” The city has neglected to listen to the recommendations of the Stu-

should speak on how the policy would affect them. The SG president said he sat down with 3rd District councilwoman Diane Lawless and discussed students’ and his views on the proposal. “I talked to her about some of the frustrations that I have and that students have with some of the proposals on the table,” he said.

dent Housing Task Force, resulting in unnecessary headaches for all involved, he said. “The city has not enforced this statute on the book,” Smith said. “And now they’re attempting to redefine housing … they’re jumping the gun and circumventing the student task force’s responsibility.” Despite his disdain for some of the Lexington government’s actions, Smith said he and the rest of SG are grateful for the mayor’s cooperative and inviting nature. “We appreciate … the mayor reaching out to us and … including us in this meeting,” Smith said. “We just hope when we offer up some solutions, … that they [those in attendance at the meeting] can see both sides of the issue and not just be there as attendees.” The meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Government Building, located at 200 E. Main St., and is limited to those invited.

If you go What: Council meeting When: Tuesday at 11 a.m. Where: 200 E. Main St. Admission: Free and open to the public Because of the living situations students are currently in, Smith said he thinks the city is unfairly

picking on students. Despite their situation, Smith believes students should be open-minded on the housing issue. “We’re not going in closed mined, we are willing to work with them,” he said. The meeting will be held at the Government Building, located at 200 E. Main St. at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

CRISIS Continued from page 1 was for students to learn to make decisions on a moment’s notice, Stempel said. Students learn to write memos, deal with the press and press statements, and hurdle over unseen obstacles, he said. Students divided into seven delegations from Israel, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Russia and the United Nations. Within each group, the students accepted positions and were given goals to accomplish by the end of the simulation, said assistant professor of the Patterson School Robert Farley. “Going to school is not at all like being in a bureaucracy in Washington,” Stempel said. “Our kids will go from here straight to the foreign service, to Congress, the CIA or the Defense Department.” Members of the Israeli delegation were given the details of the simulation Thursday evening, giving them little time to prepare. They were told which country they would represent only three days ahead of time. “I think our delegation represented the interests of our country in a realistic manner,” said diplomacy graduate student Leila Brandon. Farley said he believes the students lived up to expectations.

“I think they did an excellent job last night,” Farley said. “Especially since it was a very difficult situation going all night for most of them.” Undergrad journalism students also took part in the simulation, acting as varying world news organizations. Under the supervision of associate journalism professors Scoobie Ryan and Kakie Urch, students ran two separate online news Web sites, the International News Network and Gulf News. During the simulation, students uploaded stories, photographs and videos of speeches and news releases. “Right now, I’m running the Gulf News,” journalism senior Sarah Wilder said during the simulation. “It’s hectic, but it’s been a lot of fun.” Journalism senior Evan Crane said most newsrooms include a staff equipped to handle whatever needs to be done. Crane said UK’s journalism program has prepared them to handle the simulation. “The biggest part about this simulation is that you stay calm and stay direct in what you want to do and get it done as accurately and as fast as you can,” Crane said. After the simulation ended, students walked away with tired eyes and wiser minds. “I learned a lot,” Brandon said. “It was a good exercise and it kept us on our toes.”

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KERNEL EDITORIAL BOARD Kenny Colston, editor in chief Wesley Robinson, opinions editor Melissa Vessels, managing editor Ben Jones, sports editor Allie Garza, managing editor Matt Murray, features 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.


UK group’s work with NASA shows progress UK might be making its way into the space age as a team of 10 undergrads, known as the Weightless Wildcats, have been selected to help conduct research for NASA. With a top-20 plan hoping to develop students who will leave UK and give back their communities, and a “See Blue” campaign which looks to see UK’s influence reach beyond the border of our state, students like those who involved in the Weightless Wildcats epitomize the type of impact this university hopes to see in its students. Nearly 100 universities across the nation applied to be a part of the experiment, and for the third straight year, UK was one of just 15 schools selected. The Weightless Wildcats will be experimenting with bubble movement in 20 syringes, and four of the students will test the findings in a NASA aircraft. Returning to the project for a third straight year has its advantages. According to a Feb. 22 Kernel article, mechanical engineering senior Travis Cimino said this year’s experiment will be a continuation of last year’s. NASA said the research conducted by the students may be used for future missions. Once the team returns they will be speaking to elementary students about the use of math and science in the real world, further exemplifying the outreach the team will have for the university. Applying skills taught in the classroom to scenarios extending outside of UK’s campus is the exact kind of strides UK’s “See Blue” campaign and Top-20 Plan are hoping to achieve. Students like those involved in the UK microgravity team should be commended for their efforts and set the bar for their peers across the university.

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Driving distractions go beyond texting The Kentucky Legislature is considering a bill that would prohibit text messaging while operating a motor vehicle. The measure, House Bill 43, has already passed the House by a vote of 80-16. The Interim Joint Committee on Transportation amended the bill to also ban the use of personal communication devices by persons under the age of 18. It is a terrible idea to text while driving. It is irresponsible and dangerous to not only yourself, but to others as well. The Harvard Center for Risk Analysis estimated in 2002 that 2,600 people die each year because of cell phone use. Drivers should look to limit their distractions as much as possible. About 80 percent of accidents are caused by distracted driving. However, does this mean we need to ban all "distractions" while operating a motor vehicle? If we follow this logic, there should be no stereos in cars, no passengers allowed, no eating, no coffee, no makeup, no smoking — nothing but driving while operating a motor vehicle.

Why stop while a vehicle is moving? I can think of many things that are harmful to users and potentially dangerous for non-participants. Why don't we allow people to make their own choices? I definitely shouldn't text while driving, but I know people who can enter a number and send a text without ever looking at their phone. Some people are perfectly competent driving while texting. But my phone is also my MP3 player and radio. How can we enforce this when technologies are combining all devices into one? Would I be pulled over for using my radio just because it is the same device as my phone? Perhaps we should let people make their own choices and live with the consequences, including legal action and civil suits, instead of attempting to outlaw activities that are dangerous for some people to do, but not all. Campbell Fritschner materials science and engineering senior

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Stimulus bill unaffordable, bad policy I do not understand the economics of spending money you don’t have. The government’s plan and assumed role to spend its way out of the recesMARGARET sion via the American SCHMIDT Recovery Guest and Reincolumnist vestment Act of 2009 has defied logic from the very start. Here’s a clear interpretation of the ARRA: In its indigestible, 1,071-page glory, the Stimulus Bill is little more than a vehicle for a shamefully expensive and unprecedented expansion of federal bureaucracy. What is there to misinterpret? Instead of cutting wasteful government spending through a comprehensive analysis of the budget, as was suggested by 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain, the Democrats chose to create new, ill-defined programs backed by nonexistent funds.  President Barack Obama preyed on the deepening vulnerabilities of the hurting public to advance his unaffordable agenda at the expense of our generation. A year later, it is no wonder that the Stimulus Bill continues to receive a “bad rap.” Sure, there may be modest (and that’s a generous

adjective) relief in the shortterm. The stock market’s certainly healthier than it was a year ago. We’ve got these highway signs beside construction projects touting the success of our taxpayer dollars at work, and indeed some of these overdue projects will create jobs. And the bill included $288 billion in tax relief. But the improved stock market, tax relief and aid for the vulnerable and visual reminders of our cities’ infrastructural rejuvenation does nothing to assuage my fears about our country’s economic future.  New highway signs don’t placate my concerns. They remind me the Stimulus Bill committed my generation (and potentially the next) to $507 billion in government spending at a time when the government is broke.  Let’s evaluate the accomplishments of the ARRA a year later. The White House boasts to having saved or created anywhere from 640,000 to 1 million jobs. But everyone should question the determinability of these figures, little more than estimations, yielded by some unknowable means. More jobs are being created and saved in the public sphere than in the private sphere. Recent USA Today analysis found the average federal worker is making $71,206, compared to an average income of $40,331 in the private sector. That’s not

a recipe for growth. Since passage of the Stimulus Bill, unemployment has soared. (The administration’s forecast that the unemployment rate would peak at 8 percent and decline in the summer was a little off.) Some suggest while it may be morally compelling to take action in dire cases, extending the period of time during which people receive unemployment benefits is a sure way to increase the unemployment rate, because those who have long been unemployed may wait until the benefits are about to expire to seek work.  Moreover, economist Lawrence Katz contends an extended period of receiving benefits gives people more time to wait for the possibility of rehire by their former employee.  While the theories are not universally applicable, these findings are supported by the fact that following the implementation of ARRA, unemployment rose from 7.6 percent to a terrifying 10.2 percent by October 2009, despite a decrease in new unemployment benefit claims. This is not to say all of the benefits and social-welfare measures taken in the ARRA were not timely or necessary. Americans were and are struggling in the wake of an economic devastation second only to the Great Depression. But certain measures, despite their intentions, can hinder recovery. The ARRA, so ironically

named, is a glaring hindrance to recovery with an unjustified price tag. Stimulation from the ARRA has and will continue to be too costly, meager and slow to justify the tremendous addition to our debt. The Congressional Budget Office has predicted that our national debt will reach $15 trillion by the end of 2020. Servicing the debt, which is expected to triple in cost over the next ten years, will even further inhibit economic growth. In the meantime, we can enjoy modest tax breaks and an improved South Limestone now, but a serious reckoning lies ahead. This generation is unfairly saddled with the unenviable task of paying off a gigantic debt. Collectively bearing such a colossal burden is difficult to personalize or comprehend. But financing the economic experiments of the current administration and Congress will undoubtedly take a personal toll, straight from our bank accounts. A country $12.4 trillion in debt isn’t free. Let’s not fool ourselves. The reality is this: Once the biggest lender nation in the world, America is now the biggest borrower. The ARRA was a huge mistake, and eventually we will have to come to terms with the question Washington refuses to answer — how are we going to pay for it? Margaret Schmidt is an integrated strategic communications sophomore. E-mail

Melodious monotony not always a bad thing Remember when you were a kid and rode the “It’s a Small World (After All)” ride at Disney World? How about dancing to the ever popular 1990s hit “Macarena”? And who doesn’t love the Village People’s rendition of “YMCA”? Besides the associated fond memories of nostalgia, these are SHANNON cited as some of the FRAZER Contributing top tunes that people get stuck in their columnist heads. But why do these and other songs find their way into our brains to begin with? And why does this happen at seemingly inopportune times (like when studying for an exam or just before falling asleep)? In 2001, James Kellaris, an associate professor at the University of Cincinnati, decided to study the phenomenon, referred to “repetunitis” or “melodymania.” His study found about 99 percent of people have had the experience, with nearly 50 percent responding that it occurs frequently. Women, musicians and people who experience stress often are most likely to have this happen to them. Of the three groups, the stressed population is most prone to attest to the inopportune aspect of repetunitis.

TIPS TO GET A SONG OUT OF YOUR HEAD ■ Busy yourself with a different activity. ■ Sing/listen to another song. ■ Listen to that song through to the end. ■ Share the song with someone else. Kellaris’ theory is select songs generate what he calls a “cognitive itch.” He said, “It is like the familiar pattern of itching and scratching. The only way to ‘scratch’ a cognitive itch is to rehearse the responsible tune mentally.” The mind senses something unique in a particular piece of music, and in its attempt to relieve the itch the song begins playing in a feedback loop to figure out the song’s rhythm in its entirety. The process itself is labeled “earworm.” Kellaris identified three main elements that are most likely causes for initiating a musical itch: repetition, musical simplicity and incongruity — the majority of the time lyrics are the main instigators to start the process. Dartmouth University conducted a separate study in 2005 and concluded the auditory cortex section of the brain is the site where the hang up takes place. Researchers discovered that when playing a recognizable song to

study participants, the auditory cortex filled in the missing parts automatically, so they continued “hearing” the song in their heads even after the music had stopped. But repetunitis doesn’t have to be a bad occurrence. Bucknell University’s 1999 study on this subject revealed that over half of students who experienced the can’tget-that-song-out-of-my-head feeling rated the song as pleasant and 30 percent were neutral. People with unpleasant songs in their heads only accounted for 15 percent. Experts recommend to get an earworm out of your head, try one of the following tips: 1) Busy yourself with a different activity than the one you were conducting when the song initially got stuck, 2) Sing or listen to another song, 3) Listen to the “stuck song” all the way through to the end or 4) Share the song with someone else. However, UC’s Kellaris admits that strategy No. 2 is probably not the most effective method because it is bound to generate another earworm out of the replacement song. The next time you get a song stuck in your head, my advice is to try one of these methods. Or else your current case of earworm might be squirming around your brain for quite some time. Shannon Frazer is a journalism senior. E-mail

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ter w/ Bath & walk-in closet, a/c, All appliances incl washer/dryer. Low util. No smoking/pets. 510-6087676, Greg 859-225-3334 x. 101 3 BR 2.5 BA Luxury Townhome, Richmond Rd. All electric, custom kitchen, washer/dryer, dishwasher, hardwood, security system, 2- car garage. Available Aug. $1000.00. 288-5601. 3 BR (2 Keys apts.) Across from UK. Hardwood, laundry room, security, on-site mgmt. $1,200.00/month, includes all utilities. 859-230-3072 3 BR 1 BA. All appliances, off street parking. Close to campus. $1000.00/month. 859-351-9473. Luxury Heatherwood townhome, Chevy Chase (near UK), 3 BR 3.5 BA, living rm, deck, loft, wash/dryer, dishwasher, garage. 2,054 sq. ft. 916-753-353.5. $1350/month. 4 BR, 3 BA, all electric. FP, 2 miles from campus. 2973 Candlelight, $900.00. 229-8515 4 BR 2.5 BA Red Mile Sq. Townhouse, New Construction, All Electric, Large BR, Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher, Hardwood. Close to campus. 12 month lease available May & Aug. $385.00/BR. 4BR/2BA Cute House. 125 Westwood Dr. Electric Heat. 2 Kitchens, Large L,R, Clean, Nice! $360/ea. 509-2227. 4 BR 2 BA new homes by campus. Huge rooms, awesome yards/deck, ample parking, all appliances, all electric. Won’t Last. $325.00/person/month. 859-559-7594. BRAND NEW 4 BR: VERY ENERGY EFFICIENT. New & nearly new homes close to campus. 2 car garage, very, very nice. Showing daily. Call James McKee 859-221-7082. View at 4 BR, 3 BA, all electric. FP, 2 miles from campus. 2973 Candlelight, $900.00. 229-8515. 4BR - $1260-1500/mo. W/D, hardwood floors, off-st. parking. 859-351-9473. 4BR, 2BA HOUSE, Very Nice! Quiet Street, Walk to UK, washer/dryer, parking. Available Aug. No Pets/Smoking. $1,600/mo. + Utilities. Call 859-5365929. 4BR, 2BA, WALLER AVE: All elec., off-st. parking, w/d, new carpet. $1000/mo. 859-288-5601. Available May, Downtown, close to arts and science center. Nice 4BR 2BA hardwood, fenced yard, appliances, AC, W/D. $1,600 + utilities. 859-272-8568. 4/5BR 2BA House, 1430 Elizabeth St. New tile bathrooms, Big closets, sundeck, W/D, Nice! $350/ea. 509-2227.

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BASKETBALL Continued from page 1 points with a 3-pointer from sophomore guard Cameron Tatum at the 14:05 mark. Enter Wall. The electric freshman phenom carried the Cats on an 11-0 run, playing a part in every basket scored during the 3:58 span, scoring seven points and dishing out two assists. The Cats held the Volunteers scoreless for just over four-and-a-half minutes to cut the lead to nine, and eventually tied the game with 2:10 remaining in the game. “He was unbelievable,” said Calipari of Wall’s play. Wall’s 19 points, six assists and five rebounds weren’t enough for UK though, and the Cats wouldn’t score for the remainder of the game. A layup by Prince and the 3-pointer by Hopson proved to be

PENNINGTON Continued from page 2 Another player with a more distant Commonwealth connection — J.P. Prince — shined Saturday. Prince, cousin of former UK superstar Tayshaun Prince, doesn’t bring the rivalry into their relationship. But fans do, Prince said. “I’ve played in this rivalry for three years, I know what it means to me,” Prince

the dagger for Tennessee, and four free throws in the waning seconds by Prince were the icing on the upset cake. UK shot 35 percent from the field, and a horrid 2-22 from beyond the arc. The Cats are now 8-49 from beyond the arc in their last three games combined, but say they aren’t worried about their recent shooting woes from deep. Cousins and Wall said they make shots in practice, so there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be making them in the games. Though they missed 20 3point shots in a hostile environment against a rival, the Cats were still tied with two minutes left. Wall said they simply need to hit the gym and work more on their shots. “Even though they beat us with the intensity matchup at the beginning of the game, if we made a couple shots down the stretch and got defensive stops we would have won,” Wall said. “So it basi-

said. “It’s big, plain and simple. I don’t need Tayshaun or anyone else to tell me what it means.” For this Tennessee team, a loss Saturday would have been big. It could have stretched the Vols to 8-6 in Southeastern Conference play with two games left, plenty of room to slip up and risk losing an NCAA Tournament berth. Opponent notwithstanding, the win Saturday was big. Plug in UK, and Bobby Maze said it couldn’t have

cally just is getting to work on our jump shots and getting our confidence back.” It was UK’s first two-day turnaround in SEC play, as the Cats normally play on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Fearing that the Cats would be fatigued, Calipari opted to not have a morning shootaround. It was a decision he said after the game he regretted. “… In an afternoon game, which we can be in during the NCAA Tournament, we need to get up and have a shootaround,” Calipari said. “I do not care if we play Thursday or not.” With only two games remaining on the regular season schedule, Calipari said the game will serve as a great learning experience for the young Cats when the NCAA Tournament rolls around. “That is all I can ask of my team,” Calipari said. “To think about that, and have a chance to win on the road, I am stunned.”

been bigger unless championship rings were on the line. Even bigger than beating Kansas in January? “By far, because it’s Kentucky,” Maze said. “Tennessee and Kentucky, this happened before I got here. I grew up watching Tennessee and Kentucky. They are the Kansas Jayhawks, but that’s out of conference. But this is Tennessee-Kentucky. I’d lost to this team three times in a row. This win is the biggest win of my career, by far.” Sure, the loss will sting

the Cats for a while. Considering how much they had done to distance themselves from just about every other team in the country, falling Saturday won’t mean much unless the leaky transition defense and nearly unwatchable 3-point shooting snowballs into another loss next week. But all in all, it wasn’t big. For the home team, though, it was huge. Against UK, everything is. James Pennington is a journalism senior. E-mail


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