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A quarter of the way into the Cats’ schedule, and they have yet to experience the underdog role. Until now. UK (3-0) heads to Gainesville, Fla., this Saturday to open its Southeastern Conference schedule against the No. 9 Gators (3-0, 1-0 SEC). The UK coaching staff and players believe the game should act as a litmus test for how good UK really is and, therefore, how good it can be. “We’re going against a top-10 team in Florida, a team that’s beaten us the past 20-plus years,” senior defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin said. “This is going to be a good testament to see what this team’s about. We’re going down there at 7 o’clock at night, at The Swamp, so it’s going to be hostile, and we’re going to see if we can still run the ball and how good our defense really is … it’s time to start the real season now in the SEC.” The history of this series has been unkind to UK. The Gators haven’t lost to the Cats since 1986, and the last time they fell to UK at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium was 1979. Despite both teams’ identical unbeaten records, the Cats’ nonconference opponents have been labeled as lower profile games and they’ve yet to receive votes in either the AP or coaches’ poll. Senior tailback Derrick Locke said the perceived slight at UK is something that will continue to exist until UK starts knocking off more-skilled opponents like the Gators. “We’re Kentucky, so it’s going to be like that until we start beating quality opponents,” Locke said. “Even if we do beat some, it doesn’t matter, we’ve got to beat the teams we haven’t beat, and then we’ll get respect.” Florida was picked to win the SEC East division in the preseason, but this year’s edition of the Gators have been criticized by the media for not being as dominant as the Tim Tebowled Gators that routed UK 41-7 last season and 63-5 in 2008 — a game in which current Cats quarterback Mike Hartline was yanked in favor of Randall Cobb. UK head coach Joker Phillips said he believes Hartline is a different player from two years ago. “He’s been through it, you know, he understands going down into The Swamp, and it's pretty tough,” Phillips said. “He's been on the road in all the SEC stadiums, so this should be real helpful for him.” However, the play of Hartline won’t matter if UK starts slowly in the first quarter like it

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The newly-renovated South Limestone (left) versus South Limestone (right) under construction. June 19 marked its official reopening with a blockparty.

Limestone thrives again Businesses see increase in customers

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By Brian Hancock news@kykernel.com

It’s finished. The wave of construction that once flooded South Limestone has receded, leaving behind sparkling new sidewalks and pavement.

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Former UK cornerback Trevard Lindley tackles former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow during the first half of the Cats’ game against the Gators on Sept. 26, 2009, at Commonwealth Stadium. Kentucky lost to the No. 1 ranked Florida 41-7.

After nearly 11 months — from July 2009 to June 2010 — the project, which widened sidewalks and added bike lanes, is complete. The roadblocks are gone, and the street is open, much to the relief of local business owners. Shops along South Limestone experienced unfortunate effects because of the construction. Some survived just fine, such as Chipotle Mexican Grill. “[The construction] didn’t hurt us a whole lot,” Chipotle Manager Penny Church said. “We get a lot of walk up customers, so it wasn’t too bad.” Chipotle’s neighbors were not

as lucky, however. Declining sales became a stark reality for most shops located along the strip. Steve Baron, owner of CD Central, explained how it was a tough atmosphere to keep customers. “During the construction, our sales fell by over 10 percent, which is a lot in the world of business,” he said. “Many people just didn’t want to drive through the area. Psychologically, it discouraged a lot of people from coming.” Hanna’s on Lime has also taken a big hit in business during the past year. “We were down 50 percent

[in sales],” Beth Hanna, the store’s owner, said. “The store just wasn’t accessible. It was really a struggle for us.” The tides seem to have turned for the businesses, however. Lexington announced the street’s reopening with a citywide block party on June 19. Since then, many stores and restaurants have begun seeing their customers return. One person who has noticed this is restaurateur is Mamadou Savone. Savone is the owner of Sav’s Grill. A native of Guinea, ‘Sav’ admitted that his business took a hit during the past year. “It did slow down,” he said. “I did okay, though. When you make good food, people still come.” Limestone’s reopening and block party signified a new era for his business. “The city came out that night,” Savone said. “There was many people in the streets.” Since then, Savone says his sales have increased by 30 per-

cent. “I’ve also had a lot of new customers,” he said. “I’d say 65 percent of my customers are new.” Although other stores may not have had such dramatic comebacks yet, the general trend seems to be on the upswing. “In terms of immediate impact, we’re still not back to where we were, but we’re on our way,” Baron said. “I like how everything looks.” Even Hanna’s on Lime has seemed to weather the storm. “Things are definitely getting back to normal,” Hanna said. “Foot traffic has increased and that’s great. It lets people see what’s there.” With school back in session, students have begun to make good use of the remodeled street. “I think it looks great,” mechanical engineering sophomore Matt Ernst said. “I’m sure this year I’ll take advantage of it a lot more.”

Stoll Field fairway up to par for golf workshop By Aaron Smith news@kykernel.com

Stoll Field will morph into a golf course for a day. The 2010 Golf Expo, which offers students of all golf abilities the chance to learn the basics of the game and to receive instruction for free, will be held from 9 a.m.

to 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to a UK news release. Students can participate in activities such as golf ball hitting stations, putting and chipping contests, lessons from PGA professional Tennye Ohr from Man O’ War Golf and an on-campus course. “We just want students to

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come out and have fun,” senior information specialist Brad Duncan said. Activities will be conducted with reduced-flight golf balls that are safe to use in open areas on campus. The College of Education’s kinesiology and health promotion department will team up with UK Intramurals

to organize the event. This is the second year UK has held the Golf Expo. UK alumnus and 2008 US Ryder Cup team member J.B. Holmes designated the college to receive a $90,000 grant from the PGA. In the UK news release, Melody Noland, kinesiology and health promotion profes-

sor and chair, said the organizers decided to move this year’s event earlier in the year in the hope of increasing participation. “Those who have an interest in golf or are even curious about the game should come by to participate,” Noland said in the news release.

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Every time we get on the bus, we talk about it being a business trip. It’s not a slumber party.” — Joker Phillips, UK head coach

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the attitude that we’re taking.”

Injury report and game captains Senior fullback Moncell Allen (hamstring) and junior offensive tackle Stuart Hines (ankle) are both doubtful for Saturday’s game against Florida. Despite his injury, Allen will serve as a game captain, along with junior linebacker and Leesburg, Fla., native Danny Trevathan. Junior safety Taiedo Smith is questionable, while senior defensive end DeQuin Evans, freshman linebacker STAFF FILE PHOTO Avery Williamson and Locke Former Florida tight end Aaron Hernandez is tackled during the first half of the game played at are listed as day-to-day. Commonwealth Stadium on Sept. 26, 2009. Florida beat UK 41-7.

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has recently versus Florida. In the past two meetings, the Gators have outscored the Cats 59-0 in the first quarter and have recorded three firstquarter blocked punts, all but assuring the outcomes of both games. “I feel like if we don’t get punts blocked and all that weird stuff, we can go toe-totoe with these guys,” Locke said. Phillips said the turnover battle will be a “great matchup” in this game, and it could be the real saving grace

for the Cats. UK is one of two teams — Oregon is the other — in Division I to have no turnovers so far. Conversely, Florida is tied for first in the nation with 12 turnovers forced. Still, the early-season success of UK has to be put aside, Phillips said, if the Cats want to continue achieving their season goals. “Every time we get on the bus, we talk about it being a business trip. It’s not a slumber party,” Phillips said. “We’re here for business, and our business is to win the East, simple as that. And if you want to win the East, you've got to go about this season business only. That’s

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Waiting on Superman In Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., anxious parents and kids who share their anxiety gather. They draw numbers, sit in a crowded gym, cross their fingers and hope for the best. What they're hoping for is a chance at a future. They're participating in a lottery, which is how kids are selected for the nation's prized charter schools, which out-perform established public schools. No matter how poor you are, how disadvantaged your neighborhood, if you child lands a coveted charter slot, it's good-bye to the "failure factory" that many American public schools have become. That lottery scene is the climax to Davis Guggenheim's "Waiting for Superman," a heavily hyped new expose of America's failing schools from the director of "An Inconvenient Truth." It was also the heart of "The Lottery," which beat "Superman" into film festivals and theaters. The documentaries share ideas and even interview subjects. It's the "Superman" hype that has teachers unions up in arms over "Waiting for Superman's" message, that "unions are the problem." Geoffrey Canada is a charismatic New York charter school principal who appears in both films. He provided the title to "Waiting for Superman," relating how he, as a poor child, wept on hearing there was no real Man of Steel who could come solve all the problems of his neighborhood and his school. Canada leads a Harlem charter school that has become the poster school for this subject _ offering statistical proof that it's not the kids, it's what schools demand and the great teachers that make the difference. Guggenheim interviews educators, journalists and parents and lays out damning stats about the state of our schools. He passes

Horoscope To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 — Your attention is divided between emotional moments and practical demands. Partner with someone who understands major change. It works out. Taurus (April 20—May 20) — Today is a 7 — You find yourself wanting to get together with a group for emotional or spiritual healing. Doing this impacts an underlying health problem. Gemini (May 21—June 21) — Today is a 5 — Male and female team members unite their efforts remarkably well today. Everyone wants a finished product that reflects their best work. Cancer (June 22—July 22) — Today is a 7 — Long-distance communication produces both sympathy and optimism. Changes

the blame from president to president, political party to political party, as the unions that protect bad teachers from being dismissed back Democrats at the Congressional level, Republicans at the state level, hedging their bets so that no change is ever imposed upon them. Principals from Milwaukee to Pittsburgh break down the idea that kids start out with promise, often get through elementary school with that promise intact, only to run into a middle school where they hit the wall _ maybe a bad teacher or two. Then it's on to a high school "dropout factory," utterly derailing their future hopes by their mid-teens. We are told, time and again, about "a system with an infinite power to resist reform," and time and again principals and reporters point to the two big national teachers unions as the culprits. We see Michelle Rhee, the inexperienced administrator brought in to shake up Washington's awful schools, butt her head against bureaucracy, unions and parents alarmed at change. The film is more overwhelming than uplifting. The solution, Guggenheim & Co. preach, is to first get everybody on the same page, pledging to see "Waiting for Superman" and connecting with many facets of the problem. Urging duplication of the formulas that KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) and Harlem Success Academy and others are finding success with is a noble goal. But cherry-picking your subjects to suggest that all families share the same commitment (something "The Lottery" didn't do) undercuts Guggenheim's efforts to lay all the blame on the provably broken parts of the "system." That's an inconvenient truth he conspicuously avoids.

often seem difficult, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Leo (July 23—Aug. 22) — Today is a 5 — An associate wants all the control and not much responsibility. Communicate your concerns by pointing out other opportunities. Then suggest a compromise. Virgo (Aug. 23—Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — One of your favorite people calls early to suggest a charitable activity. Doing it together can be great fun, and you'll bond even more. Libra (Sept. 23—Oct. 22) — Today is a 6 — As you dig deeper into a project, you love what you're doing and anticipate fabulous results. A personal call confirms your direction. Scorpio (Oct. 23—Nov. 21) — Today is a 6 — Wash sorrows down the drain with the bath water. There's no need to remain stuck. Take a chance on a romantic encounter, and you'll be glad.

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Sagittarius (Nov. 22—Dec. 21) — Today is a 6 — Defining the group goal begins with expression of your own desires. Then others share their vision, which aligns remarkably to your own. Capricorn (Dec. 22—Jan. 19) — Today is a 6 — You aspire to understand your own intuition more fully. Writing about your impressions helps you to honor your inner wisdom and understand the logic. Aquarius (Jan. 20—Feb. 18) — Today is a 6 — You need to think about your budget before spending today. Then go ahead, but don't make a purchase if you're not sure you want it. Pisces (Feb. 19—March 20) — Today is a 6 — Your contemplative practice makes passionate action almost a necessity. Others contribute without question to produce fabulous results. MCT


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SPORTS

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UK forward Dylan Rohar handles the puck in the game against Kennesaw State at the Lexington Ice Center on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009. The Cool Cats won 10-2.

Cool Cats suit up for new season By Mills Armbruster sports@kykernel.com

It’s been about seven months without a midnight showdown at the Lexington Ice Center, and the UK men’s hockey team is more than ready for the season to begin. UK head coach Rob Docherty will lead the team onto the ice for his fifth season as the Cats prepare for the promising, yet demanding regular season. Even with trips to Ohio State University, Penn State University and Virginia Tech, Docherty is confident the Cool Cats will have a productive year. “We have a tough schedule away from home this year,” Docherty said. “However, I have no doubt we will be in contention with all of those other universities.” It is widely known road games are more difficult than ones at home, but UK is still convinced it can pull off road wins. “Who or where we play doesn't affect us, although we do have a huge advantage at home with our fans,” junior defenseman Hunter Lyons said. Kentucky returns 16 players on the 26-man roster this year, and with its experience and leadership, UK will have poise and control on the ice this year. “Our [veterans] give 110 percent every game. They are our leaders and that’s what we need from all of our players,” Docherty said. “We have a lot of guys coming in that can make a difference, and we’re not going to rely on

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just one line.” With more than half of the active roster consisting of returning players, the role of the veterans is key to having a productive season. “The leadership is huge because we have a solid group of guys that have played two and three years,” Lyons said. “They know what it takes to win at this level.” Although some believe experience is key to winning championships, UK adds depth to its roster with the arrival of several skilled players. “We have a really talented group of new players this year such as Tony Woodward, Sean McLaughlin and Jeremy

Schmidt,” Lyons said. “They have all played at a high level, and bringing that experience to our team will really help us.” The schedule is set, and final roster moves are under way. With the season starting Friday at midnight, Docherty already has his mind set on one thing: that the Cool Cats make it to nationals and come back as champions. “I plan on winning the championship,” Docherty said. “We went to nationals three years ago, which let people know we are a top-10 team even though we’re from Kentucky. I want to play the whole season like it’s one and done.”

Prognosis good for Dantonio, job at MSU is stressful By Drew Sharp MCT

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Upon completing his postgame news conference around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Mark Dantonio was headed for a television interview outside the Michigan State locker room when he suddenly didn’t feel well. His wife, Becky, helped him to a chair. An associate athletic director gave him Gatorade. Folks wondered whether his discomfort perhaps could be the residual result of all the excitement surrounding Michigan State’s thrilling overtime victory over Notre Dame, secured when Dantonio called for a fake field goal and his Spartans scored a touchdown. But when Dantonio told his wife that he was experiencing tightness in his chest, according to MSU officials, nobody wasted any time. She whisked him to Sparrow Hospital. And what a short time earlier was a period of high exaltation at MSU turned into one of high anxiety as cardiologists determined that Dantonio, 54, suffered what they later termed a mild heart attack. He underwent an angioplasty around 3 a.m. to open a

blocked blood vessel and insert a stent. Doctors have assured all that a full recovery is expected for Dantonio, but anytime you hear “heart attack,” your mind races and fears heighten because this is an occupational hazard for the big-time football coach. And as much as they attempt to regulate the inherent stresses of the job, there’s an unavoidable physical and emotional toll that extends beyond the scoreboard. Those close to Dantonio insist that he generally takes pretty good care of himself, often walking or jogging following practice. They say he is usually a salad and fruit guy for lunch. But who really knows the pressures percolating underneath a normally measured exterior? Dantonio’s doctors wouldn’t specify occupational stress as one of the triggers for his heart attack, but Sunday’s stunning news should serve as a further reminder to the fanatical certain that college football satisfies some degree of life-and-death consequence that it truly—TRULY—doesn’t. Florida coach Urban Meyer was hospitalized just hours after the Gators lost the

SEC championship game last season. But he later returned, promising that his health scare—reportedly not heartrelated—provided an important moment of self-awakening. Four years ago, Northwestern coach Randy Walker died of a heart attack at 52. The news of Dantonio’s scare drew reactions nationally from coaches wishing him well and a speedy recovery. But it also understandably casts a pall over the Michigan State community, which couldn’t enjoy its Notre Dame victory for long. “We were in a state of shock when we got the news,” athletic director Mark Hollis said. “You would never expect something like this to happen to someone like Mark who takes very good care of himself, eats right and regularly exercises. But it just reminds you that you just don’t know.” Perspective can emerge from crisis. A 3-0 start to the season and a No. 25 ranking in the latest AP poll seem so insignificant right now. All that matters is that Mark Dantonio recovers fully and returns to the sidelines only when his family and doctors deem him ready.


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Grown-ups are going back to school By Laura Isensee MCT

MIAMI — For the new school year, Ramil Anonuevo got a new back-pack on wheels. He borrowed books to get a head start. And he found a study buddy: his 11-year-old son, Aaron, who joins him at the dinner table. Anonuevo, 42, just started an accelerated nursing program at Miami-Dade College. In a year, he should have his degree_and a new career. Adults in their 30s, 40s and older are heading back to the classroom in the hopes of changing career paths. They are sales managers, firefighters, research consultants and journalists. They hope to become nurses, priests, lawyers and teachers. For some, going back to school is a chance to meet a personal goal, reinvent themselves or answer a spiritual calling. For others, like Anonuevo, the extra education is a way out of the recession. In his native Philippines, he earned an accounting degree and worked in government administration. Soon after he arrived in Miami in July of 2008 with his wife and two sons, the economy cratered and left him looking for jobs in Publix grocery stores. He had no luck and considered going back to the Philippines. But his wife didn’t want the family separated, and his son Abraham, 17, was winning math awards in school. So Anonuevo decided to hit the books and become a nurse _ like his wife. “I decided I should enroll in a field that is recessionproof,” Anonuevo said. At Miami-Dade College,

one of the nation’s largest institutions, a third of the students are 26 years old or older. Rene Garcia, director of enrollment at college, said there is a link between the economy tanking and people going back to school. “It’s ‘Gee, I got whacked from my job. Now I have the opportunity to do something else,” Garcia said. Hot job areas include nursing and other health programs, business, education and areas within computer technology, Garcia said. University of Florida economist David Denslow said community colleges in particular see increased enrollment because they can quickly hire faculty to teach in-demand fields and offer

time,’ “ Annnuevo said. He recently won a scholarship from MDC for students who previously held supervisory positions, have strong GPAs and are retraining for a new profession. College administrators say adult students often come with strong determination and wisdom from life experiences. “It’s easy to find a reason to put off education. If you don’t do it, you’ll just put it off again and again,” said Alex Acosta, dean of Florida International University College of Law. For some students, an extra degree serves several purposes. Hialeah (Fla.) High teacher Ana Soto, 30, just completed a master’s degree

It’s easy to find a reason to put off education. If you don’t do it, you’ll just put it off again and again.” — Alex Acosta, dean of Florida International University College of Law

late-night and weekend programs. But does going back to school pay off in the long run? That depends on the field. “If you go back for additional training in literature, it does a lot of good intellectually and personally, but not necessarily financially,” he said. “If it’s in an area like math or technology, science or nursing, those pay off.” Those areas can yield pay increases on the order of 15 to 20 percent, Denslow said. For adult students, there can be unique challenges: juggling family life, working, taking on debt. “It’s not the same from when I was younger. You have a sharp mind, you can memorize things faster. Now I tell them, ‘Give me more

in history and plans to attend law school next year. She said she’s concerned about the specter of legislation that does not compensate teachers for advanced degrees or professional development. Her goal: “to enhance my teaching of the law at the high school level but also to have a back-up if I decide to leave education.” Not everyone changes careers because of the economy. Take Lori Eshelman, 31. She earned good money as a research consultant with Fortune 1000 companies in Latin America. The problem: Her job kept her traveling 90 percent of the time. “I put a lot of thought into what kind of lifestyle that I wanted to have,” she said. Now she’s a second-year law student at Florida Inter-

Company gets new federal deal despite overbilling probe By Marisa Taylor MCT

WASHINGTON — Ignoring calls to scrutinize troubled contractors, the U.S. military has awarded a portion of a $490 million contract to an American corporation that’s under investigation for possible fraud. The Army Corps of Engineers awarded the contract to Louis Berger Group, a New Jersey-based company that federal prosecutors have acknowledged is being investigated for allegedly overbilling the U.S. government. The contract will be shared with Cummins Power Generation and is for providing generators, building power plants and installing highvoltage transmission systems in “conflict and disaster response locations worldwide,”

national University and has a dog, Moose, a three-year-old chocolate Lab. Or consider Maureen Darmody, 54. She freelanced as writer and editor while she raised her three children and moved from city to city for her husband’s career with the U.S. Coast Guard. With her children in their teens and 20s, she wanted to use her skills again. An alternative path _ teaching not journalism _ called her. “I loved reading to children, and I loved teaching them,” she said. Her kids joked when she pulled long hours in front of the computer but supported her. Now Darmody is one class away from finishing MDC’s Educator Preparation

according to a news release posted last week on Louis Berger’s website. The decision to continue doing business with Louis Berger has fueled criticism that the Obama administration is willing to overlook criminal allegations in its zeal to rebuild Afghanistan and Iraq. Louis Berger is handling some of the most important U.S. projects in Afghanistan, and it and Cummins also have a seven-year contract with the Army to provide emergency power operations and maintenance in Iraq. Cummins isn’t under scrutiny in the investigation of Louis Berger. The overbilling allegations arise from a 2006 whistleblower lawsuit that accused Louis Berger of manipulating overhead cost data and overhead rate proposals

submitted to the U.S. government and several states, including Massachusetts, Nevada and Virginia, McClatchy Newspapers reported Sunday. Two months after the government learned of the employee’s allegations, the U.S. Agency for International Development tapped Louis Berger to oversee another $1.4 billion in reconstruction contracts in Afghanistan. Court documents reveal that the Justice Department is negotiating a deal that could “aid in preserving the company’s continuing eligibility to participate” in federal contracting in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Louis Berger officials have declined to respond to questions about the investigation, but they say it shouldn’t taint their work for the government.

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Institute, an accelerated program for people who have a bachelor’s degree. Some career changers answer a higher calling_to serve as a priest or spiritual minister. St. John Vianney College Seminary has seen increased enrollment in recent years and is nearly at capacity. Among the 69 students, there are former teachers, journalists and a 47-year-old who worked as an art authenticator. Elkin Sierra, 46, is considering becoming a priest after being a firefighter for 21 years. The common denominator: “The priesthood is a service-oriented way of life,” said the Very Rev. Roberto Garza, the seminary’s new director. “You may have different tastes and likes, but we’re here to serve.”


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OPINIONS

Tea Party does not pose threat to Democrats, dilutes Republican impact Thomas Jefferson wrote “Every generation needs a revolution.” The Tea Party movement claim to be the embodiment of that idea.

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Guest columnist Originally, a meshing of libertarian and constitutionalist values, the Tea Party emerged in the past six months as a talking point among both liberal and conservative figures. After all, Tea Party advocate Dick Armey says members are part of a violent takeover of the Republican Party. But does the Tea Party constitute true change in the way American politics work or is it a “mock rebellion?” Glenn Beck and other Tea Party supporters say the movement matters a great deal and is already enacting change. Radical right-wing candidates are popping up all over the country — from Rand Paul in Kentucky to Sharron Angle in Nevada. But I fail to see how the Repub-

CASSIDY HERRINGTON, Kernel cartoonist lican party’s “radical takeover” is really that different from the pre-existing GOP, especially since these candidates became more moderate after they won their primaries. While many mainstream liberal candidates knock them for their past statements, other candidates have been more moderate since the midterm elections. Angle is cited as supporting the dissolution of the

Department of Education and the US’ withdrawal from the U.N. Rand Paul was careful to remain within Republican talking points at the Fancy Farm picnic, pointing to the flaws in the current presidency and other incumbents. But these politics aren't against the Republican status-quo. Afterall, former mainstream vice-presidential candidate Sarah

Palin has become a figurehead of the Tea Party movement. Dick Armey, of the hostile takeover, was once the House majority leader. A good deal of Angle’s beliefs are based around GOP values — she is pro-life, opposes same-sex marriage and believes in the dissolution of Social Security. How much of a revolution can Sharron Angle and other Tea Partiers hope to begin if their policies are effectively Republican? Does the Tea Party even matter? Angle won the Republican primary in Nevada, but she is currently behind her opponent Sen. Harry Reid in the polls. True, Rand Paul does have a good chance of winning the Kentucky election. But once in office, will he be anything more than a Republican in a radical overcoat? I doubt it, as he caved very quickly to mainstream pressures after the midterms. From some of the Tea Party supporters I know, I've heard they feel their movement has been hijacked by the Republican Party, not the other way around. In the beginning, the movement appeared to be a large libertarian push, but now it just reeks of the GOP. Where is the

revolution? I don't pretend to know that much about politics, as one political science class does not make me an expert, but I've been keeping a close eye on the Tea Party movement. I've been watching the two major opposing news networks, both Fox and MSNBC, Beck and Olbermann. Fox's parent company has made a $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association. Their commentators, like Glenn Beck, have been supporting this supposedly radical movement. Glenn Beck’s recent “Restoring Honor” rally was touted by DCist.com as an event for “thousands of Tea Party activists.” So who exactly are the Tea Partiers revolting against? Certainly not the status-quo. The established Republicans don't seem to mind them much, as Tea Party candidates are elected in Republican primaries. If all they're doing is fighting health care reform and dissolving forms of social welfare, then doesn't that just make them plain old Republicans? Amanda Wallace is an English junior. E-mail opinions@kykernel.com.

Free trade trumps fair trade Dream Act gives opportunities to immigrants LETTER TO THE EDITOR “Business owners (even ones cooperating with fair trade) in the United States are losing sight of why the movement was created — the producers.” This quote from Miss Herrington’s column on Friday seems as if it came straight from a communist manifesto, if only she replaced the word “producers” with the word “workers.” In her column, she implied that somehow so-called “fair trade” would inject “traceability” (whatever that is), transparency and accountability into the world marketplace. Fair trade, which is essentially a form of protectionism, prevents many companies from having any of those things and often times hurts Third World workers.

Close your eyes and imagine. Who do you dream to become? Even though a lot of the time we don’t know what to answer, deep inside of us is a yearning to become someone great, and some of us to leave a legacy behind. MARIA Sometimes leaving a LOPEZ legacy is as simple as Guest being the first family columnist member to go to college. Immigrants founded America on the principle of opportunity. If you aren’t an immigrant, your great-grandparents, grandparents or even parents came to this country for a better future. Sixteen years ago my family had a dream to come to the US, and like all immigrants, my family’s dream had obstacles like language barriers, cultural differences and social acceptances. Immigration also has other drawbacks. Sixty-five thousand students graduate high school each year but can’t go to college because they don’t have their “papers” because of broken immigration laws. However, hope exists for these students. This hope is the

For instance, US farm subsidies, which are generally presented to help the little farmer, go to large farming conglomerates and are often the reason American farmers are able to underbid their Caribbean competitors (ask Jamaican farmers). Fair trade might certainly raise workers’ wages in the Third World, but a rise in wages (especially in the current economic climate) locks many unemployed out of the work force. We can see this as one of the many causes of artificially-high unemployment in Europe and a sluggish employment recovery here in the US. Free trade, trade without tariffs, subsidies or other forms of corporate welfare, is the only type of fair trade possible. Erin Hayden Political science senior

Dream Act, a proposed bi-partisan legislation that would give the undocumented immigrant youth a path to earn legal permanent residency and eventually citizenship if members enroll in college or join the military. The UK chapter of the Kentucky Dream Coalition, a new UK student organization, will fast for 65 hours to advocate for the act, in honor of those 65,000 students. The fast begins Tuesday at 6 p.m. and goes until Friday at 11 a.m. To be a part of this change, you can call 1-888-254-5087 to urge our senators to vote “yes” for the Dream Act. The Senate vote will be decided as early as Thursday or Friday. Look closely at your communities, neighborhoods or schools. Students are there walking in the shadows. They are afraid because despite the many opportunities this country has to offer, they can’t pursue some. Their hands are tied. This week could change many lives. If the Dream Act passes, those student will have the same opportunity you and I have to attend college. I am a first generation college student in my family. And my dream is to inspire and motivate future generations to go to college and pursue their dreams. Maria Lopez is a Spanish and international studies senior. E-mail opinions@kykernel.com.

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Hidden treasures Artist known for hiding dolls gives lecture By Geoffrey Giancarlo features@kykernel.com

Lexington residents may be growing accustomed to the gallopaloozas popping up around the city in preparation for the World Equestrian Games, but other figurines became residents before the horses made their appearance. Last year, artist Ed Franklin began his doll project, hiding wooden dolls around Lexington and posting enigmatic clues like, “Now Oswald swears that watering hole is just aside this grassy knoll.” Franklin has been hiding and posting clues nightly in the month of September. For those frustrated with his sometimes indecipherable clues, or for those who just want to meet the man behind the pieces, Franklin will have an interactive art exhibit Tuesday.

If you go What: Franklin’s interactive exhibit When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. Where: Gaines Center Admission: Free and open to the public Philosophy freshman Nolan Gray is one student who searched for the dolls. Gray said he heard of the dolls about a year ago, but he never took part in the hunt until recently. “I love how this guy makes great art and is willing to just give it away for those who explore Lexington,” Gray said. Tuesday’s exhibit is part of a growing program the Gaines Center and the Lucille Little Fine Arts Library sponsor called the Little/Gaines Artist Series. Each month, a local artist is selected to

exhibit their art. Last year there were four exhibits, and there will be six this year. Gaines Center Associate Director Lisa Broome-Price said this year’s series will have an open application process in the spring for local artists and students to apply to have their work on display. Broome-Price said Tuesday’s exhibit gives students the opportunity to hear about the artistic process of one of Lexington’s mostexciting artists. Tuesday’s event will be split into two parts. Franklin will give out five different clues to the locations of five different dolls, and he will also spend time talking about his “polite graffiti” art. Franklin creates these pieces to inspire positive messages for society. After an introduction, Franklin will encourage those attending to create “polite graffiti” with

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Dolls made by Ed Franklin were displayed in Lexington on Sept. 17 at sQecial Media. him in an interactive session. “He looks at art as a positive and inclusive process and believes that we all have something of an artist within us,” Broome-Price said.

Nolan said Franklin’s art fits into the recent art developments in Lexington. “This all shows that Lexington is incredibly artistic,” Nolan said. “The hidden

dolls, the gallery hops, the painted storm drains, the painted horses — it's pretty overwhelming. There is a lot of art going on here these days.”

Six signs you are wasting your time ALISON CARSON

Kernel columnist College — it’s filled with deadlines, schedules and meetings. It’s a place where time management is essential. So why should dating be any different? As they say, time is money. If you are wasting your precious minutes with the wrong person, you could soon be in the red. Luckily, tell-tale signs exist if you’ve been hung up on the wrong person. Here are

six signs it’s time to move “on to the next one,” as the ever-philosophical Jay-Z would say: 1. You make excuses for the other person. If you are saying things to yourself like, “She probably didn’t call because she dropped her phone in a puddle on the way to class,” you are in denial and wasting your time. If your date cancels on you, doesn’t respond or ignores you often, move on. When someone wants to be involved with you, he or she will make it known. Energy spent on someone who barely seems interested is better

spent on improving your GPA. 2. Your friends call it. If you are really into someone, you tend to have your “blinders” on. Maybe you don’t see the way the person treats you. But if you gladly jump up for a guy when he asks you to get him a sandwich, your best friend probably notices. If your friends say you are wasting your time on the wrong one, you probably are. 3. You feel insecure around your date. If you constantly doubt yourself and the other person’s intentions toward you,

run. When it comes to relationships, the other person should build you, up not bring you down. If you are talking or in a relationship with someone who makes you question whether or not he or she even likes you, it’s a no brainer to end it. 4. You have a gut feeling. Intuitions are pretty powerful. If you feel like the girl you are seeing is a she-devil, she probably is. The perfect-

on-paper date can be a nightmare in real life. Sneaky behavior, a roaming eye — trouble is easy to pick up on. Don’t ignore the red flags in the back of your mind. 5. He or she is always busy. If the person you are trying to spend time with is in a never-ending sorority meeting or study session, it’s probably because he or she is seeing someone else or just doesn’t want to see you. If you are only meeting up once every three weeks, you are definitely wasting your time. If someone likes you, he will give you his time.

6. You feel used. Confusion between someone playing hard-to-get and someone who’s uninterested happens often. While a challenge may be inviting, mind games are not. If your date makes you feel like everything is on his terms, everything probably is. If you feel like you have a 10 percent say in where things are going, get out while you can. If you notice the red flags early enough, you won’t spend three months of your college career with someone who never wanted to be with you in the first place.

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