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Putting for a cause Fraternity holds event for second year in a row By Chelsea O’Connor news@kykernel.com

PHOTOS BY WILLIAM BALDON | STAFF

Five-year-old Abby Martin, plays with her mother, Farrah, while father Michael watches. Abby had 12 surgeries in her first 70 days of life.

The heart of the matter Kentucky Children’s Hospital runs on more than medical might By Katie Saltz ksaltz@kykernel.com

Abby Martin sets her gaze intently on the glowing TV screen. Clad in pink play clothes and a matching bow, she claps her hands and squeals for one of her favorite cartoon characters, “The Mighty B.” And while Abby rocks in excitement, it is hard to imagine her as a fragile infant. But the scars Abby wears are not from the usual 5year-old antics of scraping knees on the playground. Abby’s scars are from multiple life-saving surgeries beginning when she was only hours old.

A rocky beginning Most parents spend the first 70 days of their child’s life in a whirlwind of diapers, bottles and rocking chairs. Farrah and Michael Martin spent the first 70 days wondering if their child would make it out of the Kentucky Children’s Hospital alive. Abby, now 5 years old, was born with CHARGE, a syndrome consisting of a myriad of medical conditions. Abby has colobomas in her eyes, impairing her vision; she is deaf in one ear, she has a heart defect and a blockage in her stomach. She does not speak and eats through a tube. She can walk, with help from her parents holding onto her or by using a walker. See Abby on page 5

Abby watches one of her favorite cartoon characters, “The Mighty B,” while standing in her walker. Without a walker or her parents’ help, Abby cannot walk.

Lecture to educate students on Ky. culture By Tilly Finley news@kykernel.com

The name Kentucky comes along with numerous stereotypes, and the keynote speaker of Arts & Sciences AweSome Week will discuss the facts surrounding those stereotypes Wednesday. History professor Ronald Eller will give a lecture titled “Hillbillies, Horses & Hoops,” discussing inequalities in the Appalachian region, the horse industry and basketball, said Mary Beth Johnson, co-coordi-

nator for the Arts & Sciences versity of North Carolina at student ambassadors. Chapel Hill and is widely Eller, a descendent of known as a scholar of Apeight generations of Appalachian history and the palachian Kentucky, will study of rural economic degive special perspective to velopment and social change, the topic in his lecture. Arts according to UK’s DepartEller & Sciences student ambassament of History Web site. He dor Falon Thacker asked has published more than 60 Eller to be the keynote speaker after articles and reports but is most taking one of his classes at UK. known for his award-winning book, “Dr. Eller is an outstanding his- “Miners, Millhands and Mountorian, speaker and highly respected taineers: The Industrialization of the for his research,” Thacker said. Appalachian South.” Eller holds a Ph.D from the UniStudents who attend can expect

to discuss the many stereotypes associated with living in Kentucky, Thacker said. “Whether everyone here is from in-state or out-of-state, we are all connected to Kentucky by going to school or working at UK,” Thacker said. Eller said each year students approach him who have been negatively labeled and stereotyped by fellow students, faculty and the media. See Lecture on page 4

Shoot a hole-in-one and someone could win a TV. Alpha Tau Omega fraternity is hosting its second annual putt-putt fundraiser Wednesday night with the winner of the competition receiving a 42-inch HDTV. Registration is $15 per person with proceeds going toward Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Jordan Plamp, business and political science freshman and member of ATO, said the fraternity decided to donate the event’s proceeds to SIDS research because of a personal connection. “ … We had a close friend of the fraternity’s have a child die from SIDS. Students can leave feeling like they have done their part for this great cause,” Plamp said. “It would be a simple gesture to show that people care about this tragedy.” Each team will choose to compete on one of three courses. The lowest scoring teams from those courses will then advance to the semifinals. The winning team of the semifinals will proceed to the finals to compete individually in a sudden death style round for prizes. Second place will receive an 8GB iPod touch and third through sixth place will receive gifts like restaurant coupons, books and gift cards. ATO will provide transportation starting at 5:45 p.m. every half hour from sorority circle, located on Columbia Avenue. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lexington Ice Center. The first 300 participants to register will receive coupons and gift certificates to local restaurants.

If you go What: Alpha Tau Omega puttputt fundraiser for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome research When: Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Where: Lexington Ice Center Admission: Registration costs $15 per team Transportation: Beginning at 5:45 p.m., ATO will provide transportation every half hour from sorority circle on Columbia Avenue.

Flying pizza pans, pickles highlight physics show By Chelsea O’Connor

If you go What: Physics Spectacular When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. Where: Room 155 of the ChemistryPhysics Building Admission: Free and open to the public For a full schedule of events: www.as.uky.edu/ADVISING/AMBASSADORS/ASWEEK/Pages/default.aspx

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Anything from chemical experiments to electric pickles will be seen Wednesday night in the Chemistry-Physics Building. The UK Physics Department, in conjunction with Arts & Sciences’ AweSome Week, will produce demonstrations for members of the UK community to observe and

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learn from. Physics professor Joseph Straley said the department will use demonstrations that are the same used in classes. “We think these are interesting, because they make clear how certain physical laws work and allow us to understand the science that can lead to control nature,” Straley said. Straley said the significance

and purpose of the event is to promote the role of the university as an institution for teaching and research. The demonstrations are for educational purposes but give the students a hint on how research can lead to new technology, which would ultimately make our lives better, he said. “We’re hoping this will inspire people to take a course in physics, become a scientist or even the pos-

sibility of majoring in physics,” Straley said. Straley said other demonstrations include levitating pizza pans, giant smoke rings and an optical illusion. AweSome Week started Monday and ends Friday. For a complete schedule of the week visit www.as.uky.edu/ADVISING/AMBASSADORS/ASWEEK/Pages/de fault.aspx.

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DreamWorks’ 3-D dragons soar on the big screen

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Inside Kim and Reggie’s split The on-again, off-again couple is off. Again. In a red minidress and towering Christian Louboutin heels, Kim Kardashian was ready to party at pal Kelly Rowland's charity launch at One Bal Harbour Resort & Spa near Miami March 28. "She seemed really happy," says a witness, who adds that after chatting with friends -Serena -Williams and ex-MTV VJ Lala Vazquez, "they were making plans to go out after." The girls' night capped off a whirlwind weekend. It began March 26 with a champagne soaked dinner at STK with sisters Kourtney and Khloe and included an Alicia Keys concert, where Kim so distracted photographers from shooting the stage the snappers were asked to leave. Missing from the festivities? Her beau of nearly three years, New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush. Just days earlier, the L.A.-based star of E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians and the Super Bowl champ, 25, had called it quits (over the phone, a family source says). Predictably, rumors of Bush's infidelity surfaced. After March 17 photos of a blonde, January Gessert, leaving his home popped up in a tabloid, he Twittered she "has been dating my best friend for six months." Insiders say the glam couple simply grew apart. "They were busy in their own worlds," a source

says. She is far from heartbroken. "Kim is not crying or sad," the family source says. "She's over it."

I still remember the initial feeling of wonder and awe that overcame me when I first saw “Toy Story” years ago. Since then, the computeranimated films by DreamCOLIN Works and WALSH Pixar have Kernel rarely discolumnist appointed. In fact, these films seem to get better visually with each effort. DreamWorks, the powerhouse studio that brought the world the “Shrek” series, once again raises the bar on visuals with “How to Train Your Dragon.” With 3-D animation and the IMAX theater experience being utilized much more frequently, it seems only natural that this technology is being perfected by the joyful and creative genre that stunned us many years ago,

taking us “to infinity and beyond.” “How to Train Your Dragon” takes place on the mythical Viking Island of Berk. Dragons are a portrayed as a nuisance, but killing them seems to be the sole profession for most of the brawny Viking men that inhabit the tiny rock. The film shows a land in which dragon slaying is common practice, and the film’s timid protagonist, Hiccup, believes he has slayed a dragon with his tiny harpoon. Hiccup’s father, Stoick the Vast, voiced by Gerard Butler, is a massive Viking chief and seasoned dragon slayer. The film often plays off the contrasts between the personalities of father and son. The film follows the cliched storyline of the unlikely hero whose adventures allow him to learn about himself and others, as the boy eventually befriends a dragon who in turn helps him excel in dragon school. The plot is limited and

sparse, but you have to keep the intended audience in mind. The uplifting feeling of the movie, the notion that friendliness and creativity can trump a violent tradition, is just the kind of message that these movies need. What is incredible, however, is its ability to appeal to audiences outside of its intended demographic. A college student can enjoy it just as much as an elementary student. The majority of “How to Train Your Dragon” is spent exploring computer-generated skies, volcanoes, explosions and aerial battles. It sure is pretty stuff, although older audiences might want more humor or character development. However, it’s not difficult to bite our tongues and remember it’s all for the kids ... at least that’s what we keep telling ourselves. Colin Walsh is a journalism and English junior. Email features@kykernel.com

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is a 5 — Pay close attention to significant relationships. Your karma is in the balance today. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 6 — Use your impulsiveness to move a project forward, but don't paint yourself into a corner. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 5 — This could be a stressful day. Accept the challenge to transform gloom into gentle spring sunshine. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 5 — Bend to your partner's wishes, but don't break. The feelings you tend to suppress should be expressed, either now or in the near future. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 6 — Don't plan on being the center of attention now. Instead, imagine clever solutions for intellectual or logical problems.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 6 — To maintain your creative edge, listen to your heart. If that gets confusing, make a list of pros and cons. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 6 — Work within your emotional comfort zone to avoid associates who challenge your authority. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 6 — Decisions made today will impact your life for a long time. You want to be practical, but imaginative, independent actions are your nature. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 5 — Do your best today to manage the group. Distress can arise when members take off in myriad directions.

Separate lives The pair have had their ups and downs in the past. Last summer, they split for two months, only to reunite the day after Khloe's September wedding to L.A. Laker Lamar Odom. "When they got back together, it wasn't the same. Kim knew it was over," an insider says. "In the past three months, they have spent just a few days together." No wonder: In addition to the show and her site ShoeDazzle, she created an eponymous perfume with Sephora and a clothing line with Bebe. Says the source, "Her schedule rivals the president's!" For his part, Bush — who basked in the ladies' attention at West Hollywood club Voyeur March 25 and at Drai's two nights later — was tired of the spotlight. "Football players are camera-shy," he said in a March 29 interview. The Kim source agrees: "He just wanted to chill with Kim. But her world doesn't have an off switch." Might Kim and Bush work out their differences? "I wouldn't rule it out," a source says. "They just know the relationship doesn't work right now." COPYRIGHT 2010 US WEEKLY

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 7 — You'll have more control if you can identify opportunities and allow an associate to present them. Less immediate credit and more success works for you. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — You find yourself thrust into a philosophical argument. The easiest way may not be the best way. Remember your commitments. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 7 — As you participate in family or social events, notice how natural it feels. You've come a long way, baby. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today

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Sports

Rule changes allow APR wiggle room for UK UK fans, rest easy. If everyone on the current UK men’s basketball roster stays academically eligible through May 8, the Cats will have a full allotment KENNY of scholarCOLSTON ships for Kernel UK head columnist coach John Calipari’s second season at the helm. Rumors have swirled about eligibility and UK’s potential Academic Progress Rating ever since a UK player took the last shot of the season. Most of it has been false or a little off-key. Some of it has only been half-right, with the wrong formulas but correct outcome. But all in all, as long as a player ends the season in good academic standing, the Cats are in good shape with scholarships. Created in 2005, the APR is suppose to force athletic departments to graduate at least 60 percent of their athletes in every varsity sport in the department. That is reached by getting a score of more than 925 (out of 1,000). Athletes can earn a maximum of two points per semester, four total in an academic year. One point is awarded each semester for academic eligibility; another point is awarded for staying in school. But recent rule changes have made the system even easier for coaches to make sure they hit the mark with the APR. Originally, transfers and early departures hurt a school. Thanks to the changes, UK athletics spokesman DeWayne Peevy said that isn’t the case anymore. An athlete who finishes a semester in good academic standing will not hurt a school if they transfer or turn pro, Peevy said. Such a move would have made a school lose a point in the past, but now, the retention point dissolves completely. For example, sharpshooter Jodie Meeks left UK after his junior year to play in the NBA. Because Meeks left in good standing, he earned a perfect 1/1 in his final semester, instead of earning a 1/2 score. Likewise, big man Matthew Pilgrim transferred to Oklahoma State in the wake of Billy Gillispie’s firing, but because Pilgrim left in good academic standing, he too left with a perfect

UK’s projected APR rating Players are awarded two points per semester, four points in a year. One point is awarded each semester for retaining eligibility and another point is given for remaining at the current school. A graduating player is automatically awarded two points in their final semester. Any player that has a 0-for-2 semester automatically costs their school a scholarship for next year. As long as an athlete is in good academic standing, he or she may transfer or turn pro without costing his or her school a point. An APR over 925 is the goal. Scores projected based on latest media reports.

Player

Fall Score

Spring Score

Bledsoe

2/2

1/1 (Good academic standing, turns pro)

Cousins

2/2

1/1 (See Bledsoe)

Dodson

2/2

1/1 (Good academic standing, leaves)

Harrellson

2/2

2/2 (Good standing, stays)

Harris

2/2

2/2 (Graduates)

Hood

2/2

2/2 (See Harrellson)

Krebs

2/2

2/2 (Graduates)

Liggins

2/2

2/2 (See Harrellson)

Miller

2/2

2/2 (See Harrellson

Orton

2/2

1/1 (See Bledsoe)

Patterson

2/2

2/2 (Graduates)

Stevenson

2/2

2/2 (Graduates)

Wall

2/2

1/1 (See Bledsoe)

First semester score: 26 out of 26 Second semester score: 21 out of 21 Total: 47 out of 47 for a 1,000 APR score FORMULA FROM NCAA.ORG, PROJECTIONS BASED ON LATEST MEDIA REPORTS

score of 1/1 in the final semester. Confused yet? Let me simplify once again — it doesn’t matter if John Wall turns pro or Darnell Dodson transfers. As long as an athlete remains in good academic standing, he will not hurt his school’s APR score. The only exception is when an athlete leaves a school in bad academic standing. When that happens, it doesn’t matter if the athlete drops out completely, transfers or turns pro — he’s going to cost the school. So it doesn’t matter, academically, if UK is the first school with four one-anddone players or if only four players return for next season. If they stay in school until the very end and earn a 2.0 grade point average, UK is safe. Originally, the APR and the NBA’s one-and-done rule seemed to be on a crash course. One promoted academic excellence, the other, athletic excellence. The new rule changes the tracks from collision course to parallel paths. In fact, a school is awarded a bonus point anytime a former athlete comes back to finish a degree. The trick is to keep the one-and-dones in school to the very end of the year. So far, it looks like Calipari has mastered that aspect. And it

very well could be that what UK is about to see is an anomaly, not the start of a new trend. Rivals.com’s national recruiting analyst Jerry Meyer doesn’t think the Cats’ possible problem of four one-anddones is necessarily a trend. The idea of four or more guys leaving a team at one time isn’t new, (Meyer cited the national championship team of Florida, which lost its Fab Four as juniors, as one example) but the idea of four freshmen will be. “(This) could be the year that starts the trend,” Meyer said. “Depends on if a coach can get those players, not too many coaches are turning down those players. The only ones not recruiting them are the ones that know they can’t get them anyway.” But the days of scholarship doom and gloom in the wake of recruiting those players are over. Recruit all the one-year players you want (and Calipari will). The trick isn’t necessarily keeping them for another year, it’s keeping them in school until summer break. Do that, and a coach can have his cake and eat it too — coaching talent for miles, bringing home titles and acing the APR all in the same year. Kenny Colston is a journalism senior. E-mail kcolston@kykernel.com.

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The UK softball team travels to Louisville Wednesday for its second game against the Cardinals this season.

Intrastate rivalry a learning experience for softball team By Chandler Howard choward@kykernel.com

For Kentuckians, the bitterness between UK and Louisville is learned at a young age, even before one understands sports. It seems everyone has a bias towards one team for one reason or another. UK-Louisville, CatsCards, blue-red — the numerous representations of the tradition only confirm its infamy.

Competition between the two largest universities in the commonwealth provides classic bouts of excitement. The most notable annual clashes include the Battle for the Bluegrass between the basketball programs and the fight for the Governor’s Cup trophy on the football field. But for the vast number of student-athletes who move from other areas to compete for either of the universities, the rivalry is not something

of embedded significance. The UK softball team is no exception. “Even though (the rivalry) is not something I grew up surrounded by, it is a learned behavior that I am now part of,” sophomore outfielder Macy Allen said. “From the moment we come in we are taught to dislike Louisville. I am part of the Big Blue family now so it is See Softball on page 8


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‘Higher’ education at low costs, faster speed Christian center offers two-week classes By Shannon Frazer news@kykernel.com

Students staying in Lexington this summer have the opportunity to receive up to three credit hours in two weeks or less. The Christian Studies Center, located next to UK at 502 Columbia Ave., exists to provide a space for students to ask questions of faith and to see where God fits into their lives, according to the center’s Web site. College-level summer classes will be offered beginning May 17. Classes at the CSC transfer to any institution for credit, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits the school in partnership with Asbury University. Greg Schuette, director of marketing for the center, said the center will offer a variety of courses, including areas of philosophy, history, gender studies and film studies, taught with a Christian slant. Summer classes at the CSC are formatted differently than traditional summer college courses, said Phil Tallon, director of academic programs at the center. “Our summer courses are mostly twoweek intensives. We offer a few one-week courses. But for most of our courses, students will be in class either in the morning or in the afternoon for two weeks,” he said. “Then students have a month to complete their assign-

Christian Studies Center information Scholarships are available through the CSC. Students can fill out an online common application, and they are considered for all the scholarships for which they qualify. Loans and scholarships from home institutions transfer, and there is no additional cost to register. The $100 enrollment deposit goes directly toward tuition costs. Summer housing arrangements are available, depending on the time of year. For more information about the CSC, visit www.TheChristianStudiesCenter.org. ments after that two weeks is over.” Non-traditional students can enroll for a small fee. “Non-students can audit the class for a modest fee, but these classes are aimed at college students who are already working on their degrees,” Tallon said. Brian Marshall, director of the CSC, said the center aims to challenge people to think differently. “(We want to) connect Christian thinking through different disciplines. (Christian thinking is) one of oldest intellectual traditions in the world … and we wanted to revive that,” he said. “(We want to) re-introduce that stream of conversations at the university.” For more information about the CSC, visit www.TheChristianStudiesCenter.org.

PTS puts out survey for student, faculty input Students, faculty and staff have a chance to win free parking for a year if they fill out a survey by Friday, April 16. UK Parking and Transportation Services wants to know how it can better serve the university community, and the department is conducting a survey to measure satisfaction of the campus transportation system.

LECTURE Continued from page 1 “Such stereotypes are usually more grounded in political, racial, economic and social injustices than they are in any cultural reality,” Eller said. “Understanding the politics behind stereotypes should be an important part of a liberal arts education. The many stereotypes of Appalachia provide us

According to an e-mail that Director of PTS Don Thornton sent through a listserv, the department wants students, faculty and staff to evaluate the existing bus routes to determine areas for improvement. Those who submit a completed survey, along with their e-mail address, are eligible to win prizes, which include free parking for a year,

with a window to that knowledge.” Johnson said the lecture could teach people more about Kentucky culture. “Many people may be surprised to find out certain qualities or opinions of Kentucky that they were previously unaware of prior to the lecture,” Johnson said. The lecture is at 7 p.m. in room 209 of the Main Building. The event is free and open to the public.

$50 in driving credits for the PTS Car Sharing program and LexTran bus passes, according to the e-mail. The survey began Monday, and the deadline to participate is Friday, April 16. To complete the survey, visit http://fs2.formsite.com/solsticetrg/UKTRANS/index.ht ml. — KATIE PERKOWSKI

If you go What: Ronald Eller, Arts & Sciences AweSome Week keynote speaker, with his lecture, “Hillbillies, Horses & Hoops” When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. Where: Room 209 of the Main Building Admission: Free and open to the public

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Abby, who was born at Central Baptist Hospital, was transferred immediately after birth to Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

ABBY Continued from page 1 Farrah Martin knew there was a problem during her pregnancy. Although the parents-to-be were aware of a heart defect in their unborn child, they were not prepared for all the complications that would follow. The day before Abby was born, she was not moving. “I went to bed, slept all night and knew something was wrong when I woke up and had a good night’s sleep because that didn’t happen very often,” Farrah said. When the doctor saw Abby’s heart rate was dropping, the decision was made to get Abby out quickly. Forty-five minutes later, she was born by C-section. “When she was born, we found out there was a little more to it than just the heart defect and stomach problem,” Farrah said. “She had surgery on her heart when she was 12 hours old.” Although Abby was born at Central Baptist Hospital, her parents took her to Kentucky Children’s Hospital for the surgery. Dr. Timothy Bricker, chairman of pediatrics and physician in chief of Kentucky Children’s Hospital, said children like Abby are moved to KCH because of the expertise the doctors can provide. Bricker said CHARGE is a combination of anomalies, and cases like Abby are seen maybe once a year at the Children’s Hospital. Because of the complexity of the disease, Bricker said KCH is the best place for children like Abby to receive treatment. “There’s a group of specialists at the nursing level and physician level that are very accomplished and very well trained at dealing with extremely ill children,” Bricker said. “The problem with a disease like this is that it involves so many different organ systems. In addition to needing neonatologists, you may need kidney specialists, heart and heart surgery specialists, a number of specialists that require the expertise of a children’s hospital.”

A personal touch In the first 70 days of Abby’s life, she had 10 surgeries. The Martins spent more time in the hospital than their own home. Farrah said the hospital staff became a source of comfort aside from its medical expertise. The Martins stayed with Abby constantly at first. Farrah said she and Michael would pull a tag-team routine allowing one parent to go home and shower while the other was with Abby. “You’re there so frequently that the staff there becomes your friends and your family,” she said. “The nurses, es-

Because of Abby’s CHARGE syndrome, she has a myriad of health problems. Most children born with CHARGE are totally blind and deaf. pecially, because you see and spend more time with them than you do the doctors or the surgeons.” Abby spent her first Halloween in the hospital, but Farrah wanted her daughter to have a costume. A nurse made Abby a costume, and the staff changed Abby’s clothes, dressed her up and put bows in her hair — which helped Farrah realize the nurses treated Abby as if she were their own. “I think it was really crucial to us when we realized that we had such trust in the nursing staff that we could come home,” she said. “ … We gained such trust in the nursing staff that we knew they were going to take care of her. They would not hesitate to call us if anything went wrong and we needed to get back to the hospital in the middle of the night, and after a few weeks, we started spending the night at home, which was great.” That personal connection is something that can be expected from nurses and doctors at KCH, Bricker said. The staff behaves toward the families of the sick children as though they are family, he said.

online www.kykernel.com Watch a video of a day in Abby’s life online at kykernel.com.

“There really is an expectation that we will provide not only the very best for the children but the best for their family,” Bricker said. “ … The hospital means the people of the hospital, and it’s absolutely committed to improving the lives and health of Kentucky’s children and to providing a more optimistic future for their families and that includes everything we do. “We’re the best children’s hospital for miles and miles and miles.”

CHARGE syndrome Abby Martin, now 5, was born with CHARGE, a syndrome that consists of a myriad of medical conditions. The majority of children born with CHARGE are totally blind and totally deaf. The letters in CHARGE stand for: Coloboma of the eye: when portions of eye structure are missing Heart defects Atresia of the choanae: when the back of the nasal passage is blocked Retardation of growth and/or development Genital and/or urinary abnormalities Ear abnormalities and deafness INFORMATION FROM THE CHARGE SYNDROME FOUNDATION

Looking forward Abby has come a long way since her arrival into the world. She bustles around in her walker, picking up books with her feet, a natural curiosity taking over. She attends school with other children, with an interpreter to help her sign. Abby has one more major heart surgery planned, but the Martins are unsure when it will take place. Michael Martin said each year the family visits the doctor, and he knows at some point he will be told, “It’s time.” Farrah Martin looks at her daughter every day with an appreciation that she is alive and happy. Although there are many things making Abby different from other children her age, there are creative ways to adapt. Abby requires targeted learning, like to prepare her for a birthday party. “Her 2- and 3- and probably her 4-year-old birthdays, it was a two-week long process of planning,” Farrah Martin said. “We had pretend birthday parties for stuffed animals because she didn’t understand the concept. She didn’t get the fact that it was going to be her birthday and you couldn’t just tell her about it.” By getting out the balloons and the cake to practice, Farrah Martin said Abby can be better prepared to enjoy her birthday parties. It is something not required of other children, but Farrah is just thankful Abby has the ability to gain understanding. Michael Martin said he still struggles with his daugh-

ter's situation, but like Abby, he improves every year. Because Abby is fed through a tube, Michael Martin said it hits him when he sees other children eating ice cream or having fun at a restaurant. Yet because of the complexity of CHARGE, there is no road map for what Abby might accomplish. “With other disorders, they are so popular, and there are so many children like that you sort of have an idea of ‘will my child ever be able to live by herself, or will my child ever be able to drive a car or go to prom or eat by mouth or anything?’ ” Michael Martin said. The majority of children born with CHARGE are totally blind and totally deaf. The Martins have encountered children with CHARGE at conferences. Some are almost in a vegetative state, but one child went on to college. “It’s great to know there’s hope that Abby will walk and hope that Abby will talk and hope that Abby will eat by mouth, but then there’s also going back to the unknown,” Michael Martin said. “We just don’t know.” But no matter what the future holds for Abby, Farrah knows the Kentucky Children’s Hospital will always be a part of her family’s life in a bittersweet way. “Still, when we get off the elevators on the fourth floor, it’s a feeling of relief we aren’t there anymore,” Farrah Martin said. “But at the same time, we know we spent the first 10 weeks of our daughter’s life there.”

When she was born, we found out there was a little more to it than just the heart defect and the stomach problem. She had surgery on her heart when she was 12 hours old.” — Farrah Martin, Abby’s mother


OPINIONS Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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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.

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Bike program demonstrates initiative, moves UK into future Sometimes all it just takes a little effort to make a big difference. At least that’s how it worked for Wildcat Wheels. According to an April 5 Kernel article, Wildcat Wheels recently expanded the Residence Hall Bicycle Program from a pilot fleet of 12 bikes to 42. This says a lot coming from a program that began in 2004 from the living room of UK Sustainability Coordinator Shane Tedder. But it doesn’t stop there. The total number of bikes the program is able to lend out is 150 bikes spread out between four fleets. “Our fleets began with a general fleet, of which we now have close to 80,” Drew Combs. a Wildcat Wheels shop manager said. “This provides free, sustainable transportation to students, faculty and staff that many times would not be available and may be replaced by a car.” The program’s general fleet allows users to reserve a bike at the beginning of the semester for the duration of the semester, on a first come, first serve basis. The other fleets are dedicated to daily rentals for departments and residence halls for people to use for errands and travel during university hours. Not only can an individual have a bike for an entire semester, but if there is a need to have one for a day it’s there. This shows a commitment to the different needs of potential bike users, along with the program’s desire to truly impact campus. Student Government, which was a founding funding partner, the Student Sustainability Council and Resident Student Association all should be applauded. Without this support it would be extremely difficult to grow the program and raise awareness. But as the program grows, awareness must increase so that the program can continue to expand and push the university to the future. With continuously decreasing parking and a national desire to go green, adding more in terms of alternative transportation is a good thing. A free service designed to relieve some of the stress on the environment, while getting consumers to exercise, is a great thing. Additionally, the extra services such as teaching individuals to work to their own bike and traveling workshops make the program more valuable than the average service.   Hopefully, the UK and the Lexington community will take notice and force the program to grow because of high demand.

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Comments should add to discussion There are quite a few things about the Kernel that bring me joy, but none more than online comments. If you have a second, take a little time and read through a few stories and the corresponding comments and you’ll quickly see what I mean. WESLEY Most of the time, it’s someone telling ROBINSON Kernel you how badly you columnist suck at your job and how journalism is dying because of you — those type of comments get the bronze medal in the Kernel insult originality category. Yes, all of journalism is failing because I don’t meet your standards of what a journalist should do — right. I’d say my second-favorite comment is the “I hate how the Kernel is always biased, and they never tell the truth even though they have police reports, have people on record or witnessed the event in question live” comments. We enjoy making up stories so much just so we lose your readership — wait, we didn’t because you’re still commenting. My absolute favorites are the ad hominem attacks. If I could finance platinum medals for these kinds of comments, I would hunt down every

single commenter and give them their much-deserved awards. Most of the time these attacks are nothing more than “I don’t like what you think, but instead of acting like an adult, I’m going to attack your point and then something that has nothing to do with anything, but mostly the second part.” Whats so bad about these comments, other than the fact it’s the same seven people hiding behind the security of anonymity and making these comments, is it really detracts from the point authors are trying to make. Most of the time the entire point gets lost and commenting becomes back and forth about everything the columnist wasn’t saying. Being the opinions editor means I get to see lots of people’s ideas — and a lot of the ideas I don’t agree with or am not interested reading. Honestly, I can’t express how often I have read a column and thought “so what” or “what’s the point of this column,” but that doesn’t stop me from publishing someone’s work or trying to understand their point of view. Furthermore, it never makes me want to attack the writer for having a differing view than I do, but that is how this particular breed of comment works. It’s sad commenting has degraded so far. It could produce valuable dialogue helping further develop a story

College campuses not place for guns People during the week of April 5-10 will see a peaceful protest on UK’s campus in support of the legalization of concealed weapons on college campuses. J. SETH Participating stuLEE Guest dents will columnist wear empty holsters “to symbolize that students, faculty, and guests are left defenseless on college campuses,” according to literature the protest’s organizers provided. I own a handgun, and I’m aware the laws regulating the control of firearms are both important and very real issues for people. I admire this coming protest’s organizers for their dedication to stressing the protest’s peaceful nature, but I cannot sit idly by and remain silent in the face of it. On April 16, one week after this planned protest, I’ll face the third anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings. I attended Tech for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees and was teaching on campus the morning of the tragedy.

The responsibility for the safety of my students fell on me. I know colleagues who lost students and friends — one of my own students ended up in the hospital with a gunshot wound. I experienced firsthand the emotional turmoil left in the wake of such violence, and I feel especially repulsed by this planned protest, peaceful though it may be.

That leaves me with college campuses, which should be an ideal place of peace, tolerance and the free expression of ideas ... In so short a space I cannot fully articulate my feelings, so in the interest of brevity I hope only to raise questions in the minds of those choosing to protest and those who will undoubtedly encounter those protestors. I admit not all the ideas below are my own. I’ve drawn inspiration from the late David Foster Wallace’s mediations on the future of America. Still, the essence of his argument applies here, so I’ve adapted it.

We’d likely all agree some places exist where people should feel safe and be safe: our own homes, our places of worship and our schools. Sadly, we all know that none of these places are truly safe. Each is equally penetrable by those wishing to harm others. Yet I cannot help but question whether or not the ideal that these places should be safe should be motivation enough to practice reasonable gun control. What you have in your home is your own business. Individual religious communities or divine mandates decide if a place of worship should countenance weapons. That leaves me with college campuses, which should be an ideal place of peace, tolerance and the free expression of ideas — a place where weapons should be seen only as a reminder of why we work to better humanity. For many people, idealism seems a rather foolish reason to place themselves at risk, but is some idealism worth the risk? Are some ideals worth dying for? Should college campuses — spaces set aside for the free exchange of ideas,

debate and work towards the betterment of humanity — accept such risks willingly in order to be different from everywhere else? Or do we allow college campuses to become just like so many other places in our world — full of fear, paranoia and cynicism? I have no easy answers, so I offer none. I know only what I believe, and what I hold to be valuable and worth dying for, and I completely reject the goals of this protest. I do not intend this to be a letter protesting the right to bear arms. I mean this only as a way to begin a thoughtful conversation about the space of the university — its purpose and function — and how we, members of its community, should think about its bounds. I’ve been a part of a similar debate at Virginia Tech, which remains a weapons-free campus. I am not convinced that concealed weapons on campus increase individual safety; they create only the illusion of safety. And perhaps that’s enough for some people. It’s not for me. J. Seth Lee is an English graduate student. E-mail opinions@kykernel.com.

or framing the issue a little better. Instead, commenting is something constantly filtered and constantly is disabled. I may be wrong in making predictions on this, but I’m going to say the majority of the comments for this column will fall in the same line as the rest. In the newsroom, we are constantly having discussions about whether or not comments are even worth having, and I’m kind of getting to the point where I am leaning towards restricting them altogether. What good are they? Seriously? Nevertheless, I’m not one to complain about something and not offer a solution — so if you are so adamant in getting your opinion out, write a column or send a letter to the editor. It’s simple. Instead of submitting your comment, send an e-mail to opinions@kykernel.com and let us know your name and major/position with the university. Even if you have no affiliation with the university, if you raise a valid point, I wouldn’t have a problem publishing your feedback, and it would be great for making the paper more reader-friendly. Somehow I don’t see too many commenters taking me up on that offer, but I’ve been surprised before. Wesley Robinson is a Spanish senior. E-mail opinions@kykernel.com.

Submissions Please limit letters to 350 words or fewer and guest columns should be no more than 600 words. Be sure to include your full name, class, major and telephone number with all submissions. Telephone numbers will only be used to verify identity.

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3 Bedrooms - 2 blocks to UK! Starting at $1,080.00. Pets, a/c, some w/d, 523-2363 or www.touchstonerentals.com 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.

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

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

!!!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/2BA Cute House. 125 Westwood Dr. Electric Heat. 2 Kitchens, Large LR, 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 www.lexingtonhomeconsultants.com. 5 Bedroom 5BR TOWNHOME off Tates Creek Rd. Garage, w/d. $1375/mo. Avail. Fall or sooner. RRG. 859-312-5412 5BR Houses. Walk to campus. Front & Back porches. W/D. NICE! 859-539-5502. HOUSE FOR RENT – Walking distance to campus! House is a 5 BR with 3 full baths. Call 859-806-2384 for details. No Pets 5 Bedrooms - 2 blocks to UK! Starting at $1,875.00. Pets, a/c, w/d, 523-2363 or www.touchstonerentals.com 5 BR 3 BA new homes by campus. Huge rooms, awesome yards/deck, ample parking, all appliances, all electric. Won’t Last. $335.00/person/month. 859-559-7594. 6 Bedroom 6BR Houses. Walk to campus. Waller Ave area. Great Prices! 859-539-5502. 7 Bedroom 7BR, 3BA $357.00 each, + utilities. www.patriotrentalsllc.com. 859-433-0996. 1-7 Bedroom Listings

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Help Wanted PT cashier, must be avail this summer. Chevy Chase Hardware. 883 E. High St. 269-9611.

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

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2BR 1 BA new homes by campus. Huge rooms, awesome yards/deck, ample parking, all appliances, all electric. Won’t Last.

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UK VS. LOUISVILLE

Freshman pitcher Jordan Cooper covers first base during UK baseball’s game against Louisville on Wednesday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Cooper, the starter for the Cats, shut the Cardinals out for 3 and 2/3 innings. PHOTO BY DEAN JOHNSON STAFF

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SOFTBALL Continued from page 3 something that is important to me regardless of where I am from.” Allen, along with 13 of her teammates, was raised somewhere other than Kentucky. In fact, only five of the 19 UK softball players grew up in the Bluegrass State. UK head coach Rachel Lawson can see the distinction in native and non-native players before the game begins. “The difference is most visible on game day,” Lawson said. “Even though each player has a passion for the sport, you can see the fire burning that much more within the eyes of the players who grew up around the rivalry.” The timeless battle of blue against red rages on

when the UK softball team looks to capture the overall series lead against its in-state rival on Wednesday night. UK (22-15, 7-9 Southeastern Conference) stands deadlocked at 12 victories apiece in the series with No. 23 Louisville (24-12, 4-2 Big East Conference). The concluding game of the annual home-and-home series between the adversaries begins at 6 p.m. at Ulmer Stadium in Louisville. Louisville captured the victory on March 10 when the teams played a mid-season match. The game went into an extra inning before Louisville scored on two home runs, enough to power past the Cats. The team has now won the previous six games against UK. UK is coming off a weekend series win at Mississippi State in which the Cats

If you go What: UK softball vs. Louisville When: Wednesday at 6 p.m. Where: Ulmer Stadium, University of Louisville Admission: $5 played their best statistical defense of the season. They now look ahead to a Louisville team showing success since the teams’ last meeting. “The recent games between us and Louisville have all been very close,” Lawson said. “We are so evenly matched now that there is no telling what could happen. Whichever team can come up with the big hits at the right times and string a few good plays together will be the one to win. I am expecting it to be another great game.”

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