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Students, city reach compromise in housing debate By Anna Hawthorne

Students living together in offcampus housing now have a more certain future for living arrangements. Student Government has compromised with city officials to allow a maximum of six students per offcampus residence, instead of the fourperson limit proposed by the city. Ryan Smith, SG president, said the new compromise means landlords cannot rent to a house of seven or more unrelated people.

“If we hadn’t reached a compromise it could’ve been worse,” Smith said. “There’s pressure from different city and neighborhood organizations, which could’ve pushed the number much lower than six and displaced a lot of students.” The housing debate between students and the city has been ongoing since September when the Lexington Town and Gown Commission began discussing ways to limit the number of people occupying offcampus residences because of complaints from local homeowners.

Third District Councilwoman Diane Lawless said she is pleased with the new compromise. “I feel very positive about it,” Lawless said. “I feel it’s fair to everybody and good for the community.” Smith said SG is pleased with

Changes proposed to Student Code of Conduct

the negotiation as well. He said most students live in houses occupied by six people or fewer, so the change should not affect a large number of people. “In an ideal world we’d like to have a higher number, but the houses with ten or more are very few,” Smith said. “We tried to cover the majority of students living off campus.” Smith said SG is working with officials to make sure those currently living in houses with six or more people will be able to complete the leases and not be forced out of their homes.

Lawless said students should not worry about ending existing leases. “Certainly current leases will be honored,” Lawless said. “Students aren’t going to have to move out of houses overnight.” If the Work Group approves the compromise at Thursday’s meeting, the proposal will go on to the Planning Commission, which will have 60 days to approve it, and then to City Council for a final vote. Smith said the final verdict should be decided by late April or May.


By Katie Saltz

One committee is making changes to a document that will hopefully add fairness to a student process. The UK Student Code of Conduct was reviewed by the Student Code Committee and several changes are being proposed. Associate Dean of Students Tony Blanton said one of the biggest changes concerns the hearings for students accused of a violation to the code. “The code previously only took into account the student who was being accused of a violation,” Blanton said. “In many cases there is also the person who makes the complaint, who has some kind of injury done by another student … We want to make sure the process was for both students.” Blanton said the revisions would give rights to the person who brings forth the complaint, which is especially relevant to cases of sexual assault, stalking and domestic violence. Another change is a separate category for cases of sexual assault and similar violations occurring between students. The revised code See Code on page 2

Submitting a suggestion n Suggestions can be e-mailed to n A summary and rationale can be found at deRationale.html. n The actual code with changes is available at /code.pdf.

A different kind of Middle East fighting Faculty member battles agricultural problems By Brandon Goodwin

One lieutenant colonel set foot in Afghanistan to fight, but his battle was of a different kind. Carney Jackson, a veterinary pathologist and member of the Kentucky Air National Guard, trains Afghani veterinarians to care for local livestock and fight against disease. Jackson’s skills allow him to move around Afghanistan as he completes a variety of tasks. “I’m more of an independent consultant,” Jackson said. “I can go to more spots than other vets.” Since Aug. 1, 2009, Jackson has traveled to 11 provinces in Afghanistan as part of Kentucky’s Agribusiness Development Team, giving classes on food safety, rabies and avian and H1N1 flu and distributing educational materials for long-term learning. “The vet students were real knowledgeable,” Jackson said. “But the (vet) students don’t have See Vet on page 2

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The UK women’s basketball team will face top-seeded Nebraska this weekend in the second Sweet 16 ever for the program.

Cats ready for program’s biggest game By Nick Craddock

For the UK women’s basketball team, big games like the one on Sunday come around only once every 28 years. In fact, calling it a big game might be a gross understatement. The fourth-seeded Cats’ (277) Sweet 16 game against the Kansas City Regional’s top seed, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, could very well qualify as the biggest game in program history. With only one other appearance in the regional semifinal, in 1982, the Cats are on the cusp of rewriting the UK record books. “If anything, this team has a good chance of advancing in the next round,” UK head coach Matthew Mitchell said. “That’s all they need to worry about.

There have been a lot of milestones with this team, and to their credit, they have not stopped to smell the roses.” UK will have little time to soak in the atmosphere at the Sprint Center, let alone smell the roses, when trying to escape the Huskers’ pressing defensive scheme, which is similar to UK’s. The parallels between the Cats and Huskers (32-1) don’t end with defensive strategies, however. Nebraska may be the one team in the nation to claim it has been more of a surprise success than the Cats this year. Following a 15-16 campaign last year, the Huskers, by no means a traditional basketball powerhouse, weren’t pegged as a team likely to earn a No. 1 seed with the See Hoops on page 6

SEC Freshman of the Year A’dia Mathies is leading UK with 20 points per game in the tournament through two rounds.

Professor says country’s election problem-filled By Taylor Moak

Elections can be controversial, and one UK professor traveled halfway around the world to see that one country’s were held correctly. Stan Brunn, a UK geography professor, returned from Tajikistan on March 3 after observing the country’s elections in February. Brunn was one of about 280 observers who were in Tajikistan just to observe the elections and “not to get involved in any

way, shape or form.” He was deployed to a small provincial city south of the capital, Dushanbe, and stayed in the small city of Kulov. The elections were held on February 28, and Brunn said they had many irregularities. Proxy voting, ballot box stuffing and security issues were some of the irregularities. People turned in votes for other people and some were intimidated by security people in the voting areas, Brunn said. Brunn said his experience in Tajikistan was one makes that makes him more sup-

portive for people to have a say in their government and shows why people should not be denied the basic human right of free political expression. “It was a tough assignment,” Brunn said. “Not only in demands of time, but in the places they were sent.” Tajikistan is a poor country, and Brunn said the hotel they stayed at in Kulov did not always have electricity or water. However, Brunn said the experience was worth the inconveniences. “It was a real adventure,” Brunn said. ”a rugged adventure.”

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a chance for hands-on activities.” Jackson and his team of 64 soldiers have provided equipment and expertise in teaching Afghani students how to take blood and perform necropsies, which are animal autopsies. In the future, the ADT plans to take surgical equipment to help teach surgical techniques. In his civilian life, Jackson is an associate professor in the UK College of Agriculture and a practicing veterinarian at UK’s Livestock Disease and Diagnostic Center. Although he separates his roles as professor at UK and veterinarian in Afghanistan, Jackson said his experiences overlap. “I’m in Afghanistan as a pathologist,” Jackson said. “But there are some flus and parasites there we haven’t seen in the Lexington area and I’m bringing techniques and experiences from Afghanistan back to the students at UK.” However, Jackson’s work in Afghanistan

CODE Bullock not searching for divorce lawyer It would be news if Sandra Bullock were not seeking a divorce lawyer. And so news it is, since one of her representatives told E! News Tuesday that reports of her doing so are "completely false." The denial came after said "multiple" anonymous sources had told the site that both the Academy Award-winning actress and her husband, celebrity mechanic Jesse James, were lawyering up following revelations he cheated on her for months with tattooed stripper Michelle "Bombshell" McGee. The Web site claimed that Bullock's reps had been in touch with several high-end lawyers, with Lance Spiegel, who handled divorces for Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear and Michael Jackson, as the front-runner. Bullock, who won this year's Oscar for best actress, has made herself scarce since revelations of her husband's infidelity surfaced and she decided to not attend the London premiere of "The Blind Side." Various Web sites have reported that she's most likely holed up in Austin, Texas, where her sister lives, until she's ready to make her next move. Meanwhile, more facts about McGee _ who claims to be 24 years old, though ex-husband Ronald Shane Modica told E! News he helps care for her 12-year-old son from a previous relationship. A San Diego judge on Friday denied Modica's request seeking full-time custody of their own child, son Avery, 5. That's rare good news for McGee, who was dropped as a model for the hardcore-music clothing line Angry White Girl after photographs surfaced of a Nazi-

Continued from page 1 would recognize these situations as a specific set of violations. “We also added sexual assault, stalking and relationship violence as a standalone,” he said. “It had always been lumped in with general physical assault.”



themed photo shoot she'd done a year ago. A rep for parent company Angry White Boy wrote on the company's site on Sunday that it had "severed all ties" with her. The Chicago Sun-Times said an anonymous "source close to" McGee told the paper McGee had peddled her tale to In Touch Weekly for a reported $30,000 after James refused to back her in a strip club she wanted to launch, or to pay hush money. It seems a bit anticlimactic to mention that "The Blind Side" came out Tuesday on DVD. MCT

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doesn’t pertain only to animals. The ADT also provides essential training for individual farmers whose lives depend on the outcome of their harvests. According to the CIA World Factbook, 78.6 percent of all employed persons in Afghanistan are employed by agriculture, and agriculture accounts for 31 percent of its gross domestic product. “They know how to make a buck,” Jackson said. “They just need to apply their knowledge to broader activity.” Jackson said Afghanis have potential, but part of the problem is their infrastructure. “They need to build roads,” Jackson said. “They are raising onions and potatoes and other goods, but they lose more than 60 percent of their product because they can’t get them to the market. It is just rotting in their fields.” While he knows his mission has helped people in Afghanistan, Jackson said he recognizes the need for more work to be done. “I’m just a small dot in a big field. I’m getting them a working knowledge of how to get food for themselves,” Jackson said. “It’s just a small portion of what needs to be done.”

Many of the changes are just updates to keep up with changes in federal law. The committee reviews the student code every year, but no changes have been made since 2005. Blanton is requesting feedback from the UK community about the revisions. He said faculty and staff can read the changes and the rationale behind them on the UK Web site.

Blanton asked comments be in by April 2 and the next committee meeting will be held shortly thereafter. From there, the proposal will go to the Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees. “From there we answer questions (and if approved) it goes on to the Board of Trustees meeting in June,” he said. “Hopefully it will go into effect by July 1.”

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Shaking things up UK student redefines the art of belly dancing

By Hope Smith Lexington native and UK junior Matthew Elliott has been dancing since he was a little boy.  His father was a flamenco guitarist and Elliott began flamenco dancing at nine years old.  It may sound like an unusual hobby for a small child, but Elliott couldn’t have been happier.  He had always loved to dance.  So he was a little shocked to see that one form of dance that he was loosely familiar with, typically only performed by women, could, in fact, be performed by men.  It became his passion. “When I was first exposed to belly dancing, I didn’t know men were allowed to belly dance,” Elliott said. “Belly dance, historically speaking, was a social dance that both men and women did,” Elliott said. PORTRAIT BY ADAM WOLFFBRANDT | STAFF

Now, only a small handful of men in America take part in this artistic expression and those who do are few and far between. Elliott might very well be the only male belly dancer in Kentucky — he has never encountered another male who performs in the state — and he is the only known male belly dancer in Lexington. Elliott joined his very first belly dancing class at Mecca: A Live Studio and Gallery. Mecca owner and dance instructor Teresa Tombs opened his eyes to a world of belly dancing that had room for men and women by showing him videos and sharing the dance’s history. She told him learning how to belly dance is like “teaching your body a foreign language … some things come naturally, some things don’t.”  Tombs has organized dozens of workshops that have enabled her students to dance with some of the most famous belly dancers in the world.

“She has taken me under her wing and molded me into the dancer that I am,” Elliott said. Learning how to belly dance isn’t easy; just ask some of Elliott’s friends and roommates, who he occasionally teaches for fun. He says people rarely notice what a workout belly dancing is, and it’s all about being able to isolate your muscles and move them fluidly to the beat, whatever it may be. Elliott says you can belly dance to just about anything with a good beat — he prefers classic Middle Eastern music, Balkan gypsy music of Eastern Europe and Missy Elliot’s hip hop. “I’ve fallen in love with being able to isolate different muscles in my body,” Elliott said.  “And really the only people who could ever show up belly dancers in muscle isolation are break dancers.” When it comes to belly dancing, Elliot says he still has much to learn. “People sometimes ask me to teach

them, but I can’t,” Elliott said. “I feel like I’m just a baby belly dancer.” He has considered teaching belly dancing sometime in the future, and plans to dance in one form or another for as long as he can. But what he really wants to do is work in the art world in development or marketing for museums and galleries. Belly dancing is a beautiful art form that takes practice to master, but anyone can do it if they take the time to learn and have the interest to do so.  Elliott believes belly dancing to be one of the oldest forms of dance, but also one of the most accepting.  The fact that it is generally misunderstood in America may help those involved to become a more close-knit society. “Belly dancing is a haven for the misfits of the dance world,” Elliott said.  “But what we like to brag about is that it looks good on any type of body; it looks beautiful on everyone from underweight people to overweight people.”

Elliott started performing publicly about four years ago at the Woodland Art Fair, and now performs several times a month during the winter, and more often during the summer for festivals and parades. He also performs with Mecca’s Rakadu Gypsy Dance group. “The only way to do it is to keep dancing, keep performing, keep having fun,” Elliott said.  “People will come up to me after shows, excited, and say ‘I never knew men could belly dance!’ …but they’re very supportive.” He will be performing Friday, March 26, at the Loudoun House from 6 to 9 p.m., and also on Saturday, March 27, at the Roxy Lounge at 8 p.m. during “Gypsy Soup,” which will feature world-renowned dancer Jill Parker.  Tickets for Friday’s show are $7 at the door, and tickets for Saturday’s show are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, and can be purchased through Mecca’s Web site. 

Men aren’t the only bad dogs when it comes to cheating It’s a common stereotype — women feel men are dogs who always “stray” from relationships. But before we throw them in the pound ladies, let’s remember there’s always another female letting them off the leash. With the breaking news that recent Oscar winning actress Sandra Bullock’s husband, Jesse James, cheated, betrayed ALISON women are using it as CARSON ammo. Why would a man Kernel cheat on a beautiful and columnist successful woman? More importantly, why cheat with a less than classy, forehead-tattooed, mo-

torcycle-straddling woman? Because he can. It’s the other woman who is acting as a fire hydrant, seducing married men into affairs. James is only the latest. Tiger Woods has been the main dog in the news. His affair seemed as though it got as much coverage as a natural disaster. Women and men are captivated by juicy stories of men cheating on beautiful women. Tiger chose anything from porn stars to waitresses to carry out his infidelities. While he was undoubtedly in the wrong, women were fully aware he was married with children and they still got involved. While we shouldn’t throw any of these men a bone, a committed woman’s biggest enemy is as much the other woman as it is her own man. In a recent GQ magazine, presidential

candidate John Edwards’ mistress, Rielle Hunter, did a raunchy photo spread. Sporting a man’s button down shirt and underwear she posed laying in bed. With little sympathy for his wife, she made it clear she was proud of her affair. With these women essentially exposing famous men’s weakness through sex appeal, they get the notoriety and attention they crave. In the life of the everyday woman, there isn’t usually the promise of a Playboy spread for knowingly hooking up with a committed man. However, it’s the same thrill of feeling irresistible. While most women would seriously think about taking a nine iron to their cheating man, they don’t need to. The men end up being put in the kennel anyway. Usually they

aren’t in love with their mistresses and have only been involved with them for physical reasons. Their betrayals are ultimately punishment enough when they lose the family they truly care about. If you’re being cheated on, the other woman should definitely be in the dog house and the media (your peers) shouldn’t give them the attention they so desperately seek. As for the men? The pound. Alison Carson is a journalism junior. Email



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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.

Heal tomorrow from yesterday’s sickly politics Back in 2008 while riding my bike to work, a fullsize Ford F-350 hit me. I was riding in the bike lane when the truck veered over and cut across my lane to turn right AUSTIN into a HILL parking Kernel lot. columnist Braking would have put me below the front wheels. So, I attempted to ride with him cutting my handlebars in a last-minute effort, but the right side of the bed collided with my left hip. To avoid being squashed by the back end radials, I used my left arm to pull myself up onto the side of the truck yelling at the driver to stop as he obviously still had not seen me. After a mumbling a few words under my breath, I told him to call for help. We were only two blocks from the courthouse, but a police officer did not show up until 30 minutes and two phone calls later. I feel like I have a pretty high tolerance for pain, but my hip was swelling by the minute. The officer asked where I would like to go to have my hip checked out; I then explained I had no insurance. Since the driver of the vehicle was at fault, it would be on his dime that I would receive treatment. The officer assured me it would be fine. As a student and a waiter, I have no benefits. I am covered by only the basic student health plan, which allows office visits to the designated faculty, but no more than that. I then told the police officer I couldn’t risk any problems with paperwork, because the closest hospital, which happened to be university-owned, would put a hold on my student account if my bill was not covered. The man who hit me drove me to the hospital, even put my bike in his truck. He was a nice guy, just a bad driver. The man cut me a small check to cover my missed wages for the night and told me he would be in touch. At the hospital, I was X-rayed and given me some medication. As it turned out, due to my Wolverine-esque bone density, I had a severe bruise but would be fine. I was to follow up with my student health doctor in a couple of weeks. The driver put the claim on his insurance and I got a cheap TV attorney, because most of the major lawyers I talked to said there was not enough to pursue a case. But I wasn’t unharmed — I sprained my Sacroiliac joint, which caused the dislocation of my spine due to a missing disc between my bottom two vertebrae. It has deteriorated over the years, due to a genetic spine disease. I was ordered to physical therapy, the insurance paid for two rounds and

the clinic would not see me initially unless I had cash up front, since I did not have benefits. After two trips to the clinic, I was able to receive treatment. I would also need to have an MRI to show my spine alignment proving or disproving further spine damage. Scheduling an appointment with my student health doctor, who was in the clinic one day a week, took me three weeks the first time, and a month for the second. He is at another clinic in the university, but I had to wait until he punched the time clock at student health before he could see me, because I had no insurance. The insurance company offered my attorney a deal that would have paid me $200 for a week’s worth of lost wages and no further coverage if my back messed up 10 years from now. I declined the offer because I wanted to wait for the MRI and felt it was laughable. Instead, I received a letter in the mail saying my attorney was dropping me. They would not take phone calls, and the relationship was severed when they mailed the letter. Two weeks later, my MRI was scheduled and I knew I would now be left to defend myself against this insurance company. I gave my results to my doctor. I also received a bill for my MRI. Apparently, when the attorney dropped me, my claim died with it. No one told me this; I was now left to pay for the test. I had to return to work early to start making money again, limping through an eight-hour shift with what felt like a knife in my back, and hobbled to school using a golf club as a cane for the 30minute hike because I couldn’t get crutches. I was forced to drop two classes due to absences occurring after the wreck. I will never get that money back or the time it cost me toward graduating. I was left with a sizeable bill for an exam I would not have had if someone had not almost killed me. If I had health care, I would have received better treatment and could have met with my doctor without waiting a month. I would not have this bill that I don’t have time to dispute as I am trying to graduate. Insurance would have covered the bill, but I had none. The bottom line is we owe people better. The health care system will not fix itself overnight, but the principle that everyone should be able to get the proper care without burden should be obtainable. It is sickening to watch people fight over this in the name of money and politics. We as a nation should unify toward advancement for our future, and we owe it to ourselves to heal without the price tag of the past bruising us any further. Austin Hill is an English senior. E-mail

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Outreach key to unifying campus The Student Government Association’s mission statement describes SGA as “committed to creating, supporting and maintaining activities and programs that unify our camMICHAEL pus.” HAAG It is a Guest wonder columnist why this has not been paid more attention to in previous years. To bring this great university’s student body closer to a unified campus, Julie Colgate and I will work more closely with student organizations. Making personal, face to face contact with the leaders of student organizations on UK’s campus is our first goal, and this will be accomplished by hosting an organization forum for all organizations to attend. At this forum, the leaders of organizations will alternate between large and small group interaction, addressing problems within their organi-

zations such as recruitment and retention, as well as apathy, among others. During this time, Julie and I, along with several members of our executive and legislative staff, will be sitting in on these small group discussions to make sure we know every leader on a personal basis. Opening up the lines of communication by developing close personal relationships will allow everyone to become very comfortable with contacting Julie or myself. This initial contact, which can span from a short “How are you doing?” email, to an extensive conversation about the next steps in an organization’s path, will allow SG to truly know who they are serving and how to better the university as whole. Transparency of SG and its officers has also been lacking in previous years. How can you be approachable, and seem willing to help if you are never seen on campus? To make sure a change is made, we will first begin by developing a more user-

friendly and interactive Web site. From the “Meet Your SG” blurb, which will highlight a staff member of SG, a short biography of themselves, and what capacity they serve in, to the “Student Org Highlight” in which a student organization will be featured on the front page and give a short description of themselves as a way to highlight their recent great work as of late. With a student body which, by the class, becomes increasingly reliant on technology, it is imperative that SG stays on the proper learning curve regarding new ways of communicating via the Internet. Stopping at making the SG Web site more user friendly and interactive will not suffice with a population of more than 27,000 students. Bridging the gap between students and SG begins with a few simple words: “Hello, my name is Michael. How are you today?” I want to make sure every student on the UK’s campus knows they have a friend in me, and that will never change, regardless of what capacity I am in during

my time here at UK. It is important to know exactly whom I am serving in a leadership position such as SG president, and I hope the gap between students and SG never grows beyond a few footsteps to the edge of the office doors. Knowing individuals on a personal basis, will foster a relationship that was once never dreamt of by SG, or the students on this campus. From the time a student steps foot on the beautiful campus of UK until the time they walk across the graduation stage, my hope is that the programs and initiatives that were begun under my administration would have been an integral part to their success. I realize that no single administration of SG can instantly change the status quo on UK’s campus to one of serving one another and growing the Commonwealth, but I do wholeheartedly believe that it can begin with a single administration, Michael Haag and Julie Colgate. Michael Haag is a human nutrition junior. E-mail

Second term will improve SG further This past year has been an incredible opportunity for Kelsey and I, and we cannot thank you enough for giving us the chance to serve as Student Government executives. We are running again because we care about this university as much as you do and we feel the relationships we’ve created RYAN and the experience we SMITH have uniquely qualify Guest us for these positions. Columnist Here is a quick overview of a few highlights of the current administration’s accomplishments as well as goals for the 2010-2011 school year:   Board of Trustees: We are currently working with the BOT to update a 40-year-old policy that will allow students, faculty and staff increased opportunities to speak at the Board meetings. Off-Campus Housing: We are continuing to work with the city on the most recent housing proposal and have offered alternatives to the proposal. We have planned rallies at city hall to prevent housing proposals and licensing that could negatively affect students from happening and we’re currently working with the city council members, the mayor and landlords to find a compromise on the most recent housing proposal. Leadership Development Program: We doubled the amount of LDP applicants for the 2009-2010 year as compared to the 2008-2009 year. Library Hours: Ensured extra funding early in the summer and met with library deans to enable the W.T. Young Library to stay open on a 24/5 schedule. Parking and Transportation Services: Worked with PTS to offer discounted parking passes for finals week to off-campus students. This al-

lowed them easier access to the library. Retention: Created a groundbreaking involvement program called TallyCats. In its first year, this program has increased student involvement and has had nearly 4,000 student participants. The program is incentive-based so students earn prizes as they attend campus events. Scholarship Drive: Broke ground as we partnered with the UK Development Office on a $250,000 scholarship drive. We are working to provide needbased and academic scholarships to retain the best and brightest students. UK Police Department: Created a forum with UK Police Chief Joe Monroe to obtain student input on important police department decisions. Textbook exchange program: We want to create a peer-to-peer textbook exchange program. We would like to create an easy-to-use online system through Student Government to allow students the ability to trade textbooks. Graduate Student Funding: Lobby for an increase in the travel stipend available to graduate students traveling to educational opportunities, instead of forcing the payment upon the students trying to become better educated in their fields. UK Athletics: We want to continue working with UK Athletics to review the student ticket lottery procedures and establish a fairer process of distributing student tickets. Campus/Women’s Safety: We would like to work with the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center to increase the number of UK students who attend the SEEDS program by implementing specific dates for student organizations to attend the program. Additionally, we want to work to allow students the ability to designate privacy flags and designate what personal information is searchable on the university Web site.  Test Prep: We want to partner with

test prep companies to offer free and discounted classes for students taking test prep classes and entrance exams. Government Relations: In addition to the Rally for Higher Education, we’d like to bring legislators to campus and see firsthand the issues we’re facing as students. We’d like to provide a lunch, meet and greet with students from their districts and classroom observations for legislators. We believe that by pairing up legislators with students and student leaders from their districts, our state assembly will be more attuned to the challenges we face and more likely to advocate on our behalf. Improved Online Experience: We want to improve the way students access class registration information, APEX and class surveys to create a user-friendly experience. We need to utilize existing class and teacher evaluations to provide students with real accurate data, free and easy to use. Degree audit tools need to be created with the student in mind and allow students the opportunity to plan their graduation path and look at how changes will affect the graduation process. Safe Driver Program: We want to create a safe driver program to provide transportation to students off-campus during late hours. In addition to providing access to the library and other campus facilities, this service would provide transportation to any student with a valid ID who needs a ride or otherwise would be unable to drive. We hope that with your help throughout the campaign and into next year we can continue to move Student Government forward. If you’d like more information and a full list of our senators, please log onto GO CATS! Ryan Smith is a political science senior and SG president. E-mail

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For Rent 1 Bedroom Great Location, Great Security. 1BR $595, 2BR $695. All utilities included. Call Brad – 859-983-0434. 1BR apartments available 5 minute walk from campus for lease beginning in March, April, May, June, July and August. Prices beginning at $350 per month, call 255-4188 Best Buy. Assigned, safe parking, one block UK. 368-9775, 1BR close to Med school. On-site parking $485/month + electric. Avail. Aug 1. 859-351-8591 Studio Apts. 422 Aylesford at Rose Lane. New Appliances, Clean! $470/MO water included. August. 509-2227. 1BR Apt. in Historic House. 398 Linden Walk. $565/mo. Clean! Laundry. Utilities included. Available May. 509-2227 Efficiency - 2 blocks to UK! Starting at $325.00. Pets, a/c, 523-2363 or 1 Bedroom - 2 blocks to UK! Starting at $395.00. Pets, a/c, 523-2363 or 2 Bedroom

wood, tile. Available Aug. $975/mo. Call 576-4729. 3BR house on Waller, 255-4188 or Immaculate 3 BR, conveniently located 5 miles from UK. Lots of amenities, perfect for upperclassmen or graduate students. Available July, $990. (502) 7735070. 3 Bedrooms - 2 blocks to UK! Starting at $1,155.00. Pets, a/c, some w/d, 523-2363 or 3BR avail 8/01. Near UK, all utilities paid. $900/mo. 859-489-3371 HOUSE FOR RENT, 320 S.Broadway Park. Spacious 3 br. 1ba with w/d, Off street parking-close to UK 6 available. $1,200/mo. Modern Property Management, Inc. 859-388-2000 3BR HOUSE, AUGUST 1, beautiful full interior renovation, homely exterior, new kitchen and bath, new insulation and new electrical wiring. 322 American Avenue. $945 plus utilities. Reserve Now! 859-3969022. Walk to campus. Newly renovated 3BR 2BA 1st Flr condo. New Paint, new carpet.,. Washer/Dryer included. $895.00/month. Short term available. 502593-7421. 222 University A. 3BR, Porch, Hardwood floors, basement. $1050.00 +, Call 619-8988 or 619-9462. 3 bed, 2.5 bath townhouse for rent off Red Mile, call 859-533-7575 for more information 3BR homes. All appliances, off street parking. Close to campus. $960.00 - $1150.00/month. 859-351-9473. 3 Bed/2 Bath Condo. Walking distance to campus. Off street and visitor parking. $1250/month plus utilities. Available August 8. 419-344-1246 3BR apts. DW, W/D. Close to campus. E. High St and Richmond Ave. Dennis 859-983-0726, 3BR, 2BA. Walk to campus. W/D, d/w, elec. Util. Energy efficient, private parking. Going fast! Call Adam 859-338-8243

Center Court – New, Best Location, Ccnter of UK Campus. Brand new construction. 2BR 2BA, hardwood flrs, marble counters, ceramic tiles. 2 Parking spaces, 3rd flr security. Cedar St. side, private courtyard, private shaded deck, best flr plan. W/D. $1,350/mo. Long term lease available. Call 859-2850770.

3 BR, 2 BA. WALK TO campus. $850/mo. Large master 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

2 Bedrooms - 2 blocks to UK! Starting at $650.00. Pets, a/c, 523-2363 or

Luxury Heatherwood Town home, Chevy Chase(near UK) 3BR, 3.5 BA, 2054 sq. ft. living rm, deck, loft, washer/dryer, 1 car garage. 859-983-8377. $1350/mo. + Deposit.

2 Bedroom Center Court - 2 min walk to campus! Starting at $1,500.00 plus elec. Heat, parking, w/d. NO PETS, 523-2363 or

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


2 BR Duplex 10 min drive to campus. $600/mo.Call for detail 859-351-3000

4BR State St, Large front porch, parking, W/D, D/W. Avail 8/01. No Pets. $1950/mo. 859-333-8307.

2BR 1BA 305 E Maxwell. Central AC, hardwood, balcony 2nd flr, off street parking. $550/mo + utilities (approx $70/month). 859-396-3822

4 BR House, 2 Baths, Very Nice, 10 min. walk to UK, Avail. Aug. No smoking/No Pets. $1600/mo+utilities (859)-536-5929.

2BR avail 5/16/10. Near UK all utilities pd, parking. $575/mo. 859-489-3371.

4 Bedrooms - 2 blocks to UK! Starting at $1,580.00. Pets, a/c, some w/d, 523-2363 or

3 Bedroom 3BR 1BA, Gorgeous, Walk to UK. Lg rooms. $975/mo. Electric HVAC. 948-0205. . ! 3BR, 2BA. WALK TO campus. $850/mo. Large master w/ Bath & walk-in closet, a/c, All appliances incl washer/dryer. Low util. No smoking/pets. 510-608-7676, Greg 859-2253334 x. 101 3BR 2BA, $415/mo per person washer/dryer utilities included contact Lizz: 847-226-7522. 3BR, 2BA Condo. Walk to Campus. A/C. W/D. New Flooring. Avail Aug. $925/MO. Call 806-7292 3BR 2BA, 250 Lexington Ave. Short walk to campus. All electric. No Pets! $1,140/mo. + utilities. 277-4680. 3BR, 2BA condo. Walk to campus. A/C, W/D, hard-

4BR house with 46 inch tv, hot tub large enclosed patio, and covered porch, call 255-4188 HOUSE FOR RENT, 258 Kentucky Avenue. Spacious 4 br. 2 ba. House, Stove, fridge, dw, mic, w/d hookup, $1,800 mo. Modern Property Management, Inc. 859-388-2000 Rooms for rent in 4BR house near uk, available immediately up through mid July only. Call 255-4188 or www. Large 4 BR, 2.5 BA duplex w/garage, deck, W/D in unit, new carpet and paint. $1,000/mo + deposit. Move in after finals. 628 Big Bear Lane off Tates Creek Road. 278.0970.

Quiet 4 BR, 2.5 BA unit with washer/dryer, garage, deck. Available now or for fall. 4 units available. Big Bear Lane off Tates Creek. $1,000/mo. 278.0970

1,2,3,4,5,6 +7 BR Houses & 1BR Apts. Walking Distance to Uk. Visit our website for showing timer. Or call 859-255-4188.

4 BR/2 BA - 3/4 mi from campus; 2200 sq ft; W/D included; $1400/month + utilities; 468 Bob O Link Dr; large deck & basement. Call 502-649-0032.

1 - 6 Bedroom Apartment/Houses available in May and August. Dennis (859) 983-0726

208 Conn Terr. 4BR 2 BA updated Kitchen. 859-3614811.

!!!Are you an upper classman or Grad Student? Are you looking for a house in a nice quiet neighborhood close to campus? Call 859-559-7594.

4BR, 339 Aylesford. Large, Beautiful. $1,480.00. 5231066, 494-9075. 4BR 2.5BA Townhome in Historic South Hill. Short walk to UK campus. Off street parking. $1,400./month + Utilities.. Call 859-338-6778 4BR 2BA homes. All appliances, off street parking. Walking distance to campus. $1,280.00 – 1,400.00/month. 859-351-9473.

and implementing an engaging, educational, daily schedule for the girls. Applicant must have their own reliable transportation to work; they must know how to swim with lifeguard or CPR certification a plus, non-smoker. Starts immediately, $10 per hour, apply in person Saturday from 11:00AM to 4:00 PM at Jean Farris Winery & Bistro 6825 Old Richmond Rd Lexington, KY 40515.

be familiar with the Lexington area. Please Call 2761200.

A PT Pharm Tech at Walmart Nicholasville. No experience needed. 885-9490.

Self Defense. Good exercise. Life long friendships. The UK Karate club accepting beginners Monday’s 6:30 - 8:30pm. Buell Armory. Email: Call 421-4335

NEWLY REMOLDED 2&3BR student condo’s along with 4 – 6BR houses. All appliances, W/D included. Please call 859-621-1339.

Wanted VOLUNTEERS PAID TO Participate in multiple studies. Researchers at the University of Kentucky are recruiting participants diagnosed with ADHD and for studies concerning the effects of alcohol. Looking for M & F social drinkers between 21-35 years of age. All participants are compensated for their time. Please call 257-5794

4BR/2BA Cute House. 125 Westwood Dr. Electric Heat. 2 Kitchens, Large L,R, Clean, Nice! $360/ea. 509-2227.

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 4BR 2BA $1240/mo. + utilities. W/D, D/W. walk to UK. Off street parking. Avail 5/15. 948-0205 4BR, 2BA, WALLER AVE: All elec., off-st. parking, w/d, new carpet. $1000/mo. 859-288-5601. 5 Bedroom 5BR State St, Large front porch, parking, W/D, D/W. Avail 8/01. No Pets. $1950/mo. 859-333-8307. HOUSE FOR RENT, 360 Woodland Avenue. 2 story 5 br.2, Stove/fridge/w/d hookup. $2,400 mo. Modern Property Management, Inc. 859-388-2000. 5BR house for August call 255-4188 5 Bedrooms - 2 blocks to UK! Starting at $2,025.00. Pets, a/c, w/d, 523-2363 or 5 BR 3 BA new homes by campus. Huge rooms, awesome yards/deck, ample parking, all appliances, all electric. Won’t Last. $350.00/person/month. 859-559-7594. 6 Bedroom 6BR 3BA house available for August – walk to UK call 255-4188 or Summer Special. 6 Bedroom Houses available May. Park Ave & Westwood. DW, W&D. Dennis 859-9830726 7 Bedroom 7BR, 3BA $357.00 each, + utilities. 859-433-0996. 1-7 Bedroom Listings HARDIN PROPERTIES.NET now leasing Studios, 1,2BR apts. Also, three 4/5-BR Houses remaining for August. 509-2227 1 BLOCK FROM CAMPUS: 1 & 2BR, a/c , parking. $395 & up. 269-4129, 608-2751. 1,2,3,4,5,6 +7 BR Houses & 1BR Apts. Walking Distance to Uk. Visit our website for showing timer. Or call 859-255-4188. 1 - 6 Bedroom Apartment/Houses available in May and August. Dennis (859) 983-0726 HARDIN PROPERTIES.NET now leasing Studios, 1,2BR apts. Also, three 4/5-BR Houses remaining for August. 509-2227


Blind person seeking personal assistant/personal trainer. Call 269-8926

2-3-4 BR, 5-10 min to campus, Tates Creek area, garage/off street parking, avail. April-Aug., all electric, $699 – 875/mo. or call 859219-0184

4 BR, 3 BA, all electric. FP, 2 miles from campus. 2973 Candlelight, $900.00. 229-8515

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Car Wash hiring responsible, dependable, enthusiastic team members. No experience needed, flexible scheduling, submit resume & contact info to

3,2,1 BR 1 BA new homes by campus. Huge rooms, awesome yards/deck, ample parking, all appliances, all electric. Won’t Last. $300.00/person/month. 859-229-4991 3,4,5,6 BR Houses on campus. 859-433-2692. All size houses. 3,4,5,6 BR. Walk to campus. State, Waller, University Ave. area. Lease begins 08/01/2010. Won’t last! SIGN EARLY FOR BEST HOUSES.. Bob 859-539-5502.

Landscape contractor needs summer help. Experience preferred, No Moving. Full or P/T, full days only. 859-264-8787. KEENELAND is seeking applicants for part-time Seasonal Gift Shop Sales Associates to work during its Spring Meet April 2-23. Flexible hours. Please contact Kristi Barrett, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., at 859-288.4190.

Near Campus: 4/5BR. Waller Ave., Lexington Ave. All appliances including w/d. Call Kevin 859-6193232, 4/5BR 2BA House, 1430 Elizabeth St. New tile bathrooms, Big closets, sundeck, W/D, Nice! $350/ea. 509-2227. Summer Special. 6 Bedroom Houses available May. Park Ave & Westwood. DW, W&D. Dennis 859-9830726 Summer Lease Available. New home by campus. Huge rooms, awesome yard/deck, ample parking, all appliances, all electric. Won’t Last. $310.00/person/month. 859-559-7594.

Help Wanted Idle Hour Country Club, Staffing Full and Part Time Seasonal Positions, AM/PM, Weekends, Holidays Required. Part-Time Receptionist, Servers, Bussers, Snack Bar, Kitchen Staff, Lifeguards. Competitive Wages, Uniforms, and Meals. Apply in Person WedSun 10am-4pm. Immediate Interviews. No Phone Calls Please. 1815 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502. Leasing Consultant – Part-time. Are you a star performer? Are you results oriented? Would you like to determine your own income potential? We are seeking a driven Leasing Consultant to join our team of professionals. We offer a respectful, friendly and team-oriented environment with a competitive base pay of $8/hour, plus excellent commission opportunities. Hours needed are Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, averaging 20 hours per week. Previous sales experience, reliability and an outgoing personality are most successful in this position. Please send resume to, and visit our website Seeking Weekend and Summer Nanny for our daughters ages 7, 12, 14, and 16. Responsibilities include cooking for children, transporting them to activities, monitoring backyard pool safety, creating

PT teaching assistant needed. Mon-Fri, 2-5:30pm. $9/hr. call 255-4056 SERVICE ADVISOR NEEDED: Looking for enthusiastic students that like working outside, enjoy talking with people presenting our services. Flexible hours. $12-15/hr. If interested, email University Club Golf Course hiring cooks, bevcart girls, cartboys. Apply in person 4850 Leestown Rd. JOIN LEX”S MOST EXCITING CHILDREN’S RECREATIONAL BUSINESS. Monkey Joe’s is looking for high energy, enthusiastic employees. Flexible hrs + good pay. Apply in person at 1850 Bryant Rd. Call 859-264-0405 Seeking individual to stay with sick woman overnight. $8.00/hr. 859-309-0081. RAMSEY’S DINER now hiring servers and cooks. Apply in person M-F 2-4pm. ! BARTENDING! UP TO $250 a day. No exp. Necessary. Training provided. 800-965-6520 x-132

Are you suffering from Adult ADHD? Do you smoke tobacco cigarettes? Do you have difficulty paying attention, focusing or organizing? Are you easily distracted? Do you sometimes feel fidgety and restless or act on impulse without thinking? Do these symptoms interfere with completion of your daily activities? Are you NOT currently taking medications to treat these symptoms? If you answered yes to some of these questions, you may be eligible to participate in a research study. Researchers with the University of Kentucky departments of Behavioral Science and Psychiatry are conducting an outpatient study examining the behavioral effects of FDA-approved medications. If you are between the ages of 18 and 50, smoke and have some of these symptoms, call 859-257-5388 or toll free at 1-866-232-0038 for a confidential interview and for more information about this study. Qualified volunteers will be compensated for their time. You may be reimbursed for travel. ALCOHOL RESEARCH at the University of Kentucky. Health social drinkers between 21 to 35 years of age are needed for studies on the effects of alcohol on behavior. Participants will be financially compensated for their time. Movies, a hot meal, and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided after the study in a comfortable setting. Call 257-3137 for more information Blind person seeking personal assistant/personal trainer. Call 269-8926

Roommates Wanted Female Roommate needed! Fully furnished with exception of bedroom! Very nice, safe area close to UK! Email if interested Roommate needed! Move in May, year lease. $325 includes utilities. 5 min walk to UK. 502-321-6233. Brand New – Roommates wanted. 859-455-8208. Roommate needed for a great apt close to the corner of Lexington Ave & Maxwell. 2BR 1BA, W/D, D/W, off street parking. If interested call 614-5782231.

Tony Roma’s Now Hiring hostesses and servers. Apply in person, Mon – Thur 2-4 pm. 859-272-7526. 161 Lexington Green Cir. Lifeguards and Pool Managers Needed. PPM is hiring for clubs and waterparks in Lex, Lou and Richmond. $8 – 15.00/hour. Email for application.

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Baseball gets first SEC road test By Aaron Smith

The weekends are different now. Southeastern Conference play is warming up for UK (16-5, 1-2 SEC) as the Cats hit the road for the first time in conference play this weekend at Vanderbilt. “It’s now turn up the dial, let’s go, game on, time to be competitive,” UK head coach Gary Henderson said. “Vanderbilt is a really talented team. They’re like everybody else in our league.” Vanderbilt is talented indeed — it ranks second in the league in team batting average and ranks first in team ERA. But UK has a recent history of playing well against the Commodores, winning the series the past two years. “We’ve had really good series with Vanderbilt since 2006,” Henderson said. “It’s been really competitive, close games. We can play well down (in Nashville).” Vanderbilt finished one spot ahead of UK in the SEC standings last year, but the players don’t seem to have revenge, or any other extra incentive, on their minds. “We’re just focused on going out there and playing our game,” sophomore outfielder Chad Wright said. “If we do that, we can come out with the series.” This weekend will mark the second SEC series for the Cats after they dropped two games to Ole Miss last weekend. With one league series under their belts, the Cats feel they will be a little more accustomed to SEC baseball. “What it helps is perspective and expectation,” Henderson said after playing one SEC

HOOPS Continued from page 1 same core of players returning. Yet the Huskers not only became the first team in NCAA history to become a No. 1 seed after a season in which it failed to make the NCAA Tournament, but also set school and Big 12 records with a 30-game win streak en route to their first conference title. Twenty-eight of their


Reliever Matt Little and UK will face Vanderbilt this weekend in the Cats’ first road SEC test . series. “It helps the awareness that the game is a whole lot better on the weekend than it used to be. Last weekend (against Ole Miss) was kind of that ‘aha’ moment for several kids who weren’t here last year.” One of those players is junior college transfer Taylor Black. “You get more used to the pitching,” Black said. “It puts it in perspective when you see arms like that every weekend.” And while UK has played tough games on the road, including a win against then-No. 12 Coastal Carolina early in the season, Black thinks traveling to play Vanderbilt will be different. “I don’t think those earlier road trips can fully prepare you,” Black said. “It’s a different atmosphere. The competition is just better.”

wins were by double digits. And just like UK, Nebraska touts a talented conference Player of the Year in Kelsey Griffin. Junior forward Victoria Dunlap will have the opportunity to challenge Griffin, who averages a double-double, after winning the battle on the boards against Michigan State’s front line in the second round. “We’re just going to take (Sunday’s game) like any other game,” said freshman guard A’dia Mathies, who is averaging a team-high 20 points per

game through the first two rounds. “We’re just going to play Kentucky ball: play aggressive, play defense.” “Kentucky ball” is what has carried the Cats to this unprecedented position, and the players said continued execution is a necessary part of the game plan now that UK is left among the nation’s elite. “We can’t get satisfied now, even though we are going to the Sweet 16,” Dunlap said. “I’m pretty sure coach is going to tell us we can’t settle for where we’ve gone.”


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