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Women’s volleyball player working toward pilot’s license

Touring Lexington’s most frightening stops



Board releases potential search costs By Taylor Moak

Britt Brockman Board Chairman

The UK Board of Trustees has learned the potential cost of the search for the new president. Board Chairman Britt Brockman said the presidential search could cost UK anywhere from $100,000 to $200,000. Brockman said the Board

learned the numbers after a weekend retreat. He said the retreat was totally focused on the presidential search. The facilitator of the retreat was Bill Shelton, a consultant for the Association of Governing Boards, Brockman said. Shelton deferred all questions to Brockman.

Shelton helped talk the Board through the process of finding a new president, Brockman said. Brockman said Shelton was qualified to help the Board because he was the president of Eastern Michigan University for 11 years. Shelton helped initiate the

process for the Board to recognize attributes they are looking for in the new president, Brockman said. The Board is in the process of finding a search firm, Brockman said. The cost of the search firm will be one of largest expenses of the presidential search, Brockman said.

“The average cost (for a search firm) of a land-grant institution like ours is in the $150,000 range,” Brockman said. The budget for the Board to find a new president is at $200,000, but Brockman said it is “way too early in the processs to know (the) final tally.”

House enhances school spirit


Alumni House offers activities for students By Becca Clemons


UK students carve pumpkins in the Commons Market on South Campus Wednesday evening for the chance to win iTunes gift cards.

Common Carving Students partake in contest at Commons By Brian Hancock

While some students at Commons Market used their hands to pick up fried chicken yesterday evening, others used them to claw out pumpkins. Tuesday evening marked the third annual Commons pumpkin carving contest, as 12 pumpkins were hollowed out and carved to celebrate Halloween. Students were given the opportunity to carve whatever design they liked into the pumpkins. The “best overall’ and “most creative” pumpkin creators received iTunes gift card. “We were here to eat and it looked like fun,” biology and psychology freshman Hannah White said, as she outlined her design of an ‘R.I.P U of L’ tombstone. For some, pumpkin carving was a nostalgic experience. “I simply missed being home carving pumpkins,” biology and Spanish freshman Laura Throckmorton said.

Students have created many unique pumpkin designs over the years, Commons Assistant Manager and Event Coordinator Elizabeth Petty said. “Last year someone carved Kanye West into a pumpkin,” she said. Petty said Commons holds the event in order to give students a change in routine. “We try to offer something different, so students can be active in what we do here,” she said. The event is usually a popular one, she added. “As more students come to carve, the crowd around them usually grows.” Commons will continue in its Halloween-themed events with a costume contest Thursday. Students are invited to wear their costumes to Commons and get their picture taken. A prize will be given to the person donning the best costume. Although participating students said there’s no real secret to carving the ultimate pumpkin, all involved said the activity was quite enjoyable.

“The whole goal of that program is to get students into our building and get them thinking about the Alumni Association.” JILL SMITH Alumni Association for clubs and programs

Biology and Spanish freshman Laura Throckmorton carves her pumpkin design in the Commons Market during the third annual pumpkin carving contest Wednesday evening.

UK launches free mobile application Students can access features on phone By Nicole Schladt

UK Information Technology launched a free mobile application called UKMobile that will allow students, faculty and staff to access UK’s directory, campus maps, library catalog and course offerings from their smartphones. UKMobile also features updated news stories from UKNow, popu-

lar content from UK’s YouTube channel and UK sports information. UKMobile can be downloaded for free in the Apple App Store. “We had about 350 downloads within the first few days, and it’s picked up steadily from there,” UKIT Enterprise Architect Adam Recktenwald said. It is currently compatible with

First issue free. Subsequent issues 25 cents.

On a large campus like UK, students can often overlook buildings that may provide them with valuable resources. The Helen G. King Alumni House, opened in 1963 and named for the first permanent director of the UK Alumni Association, is one such building that both UK students and alumni can use. The house, located at the corner of Rose Street and Euclid Avenue, is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and frequently accommodates student and alumni events during and after hours. Jill Smith, associate director for clubs and programs for the Alumni Association, said a lot happens at the King Alumni House and through the Alumni Association that students don’t know. “For students, it’s hard to realize the importance of alumni,” Smith said. “[The Alumni Association’s] not just about giving money—we’re trying to make students understand that.” On the first day of school, a welcome back picnic was held at the Alumni House, where more than 500 students attended and received free food and prizes, Smith said. The Alumni Association’s upcoming Legacy Brunch is held every year for children of UK alumni, in conjunction with family weekend. A “chillout” event is scheduled for spring dead week.

the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, but there are plans to release Blackberry and Android versions in the future, according to a UKIT press release. Other future plans include improved campus maps and features that will aid recruitment and retention at UK. “This has primarily been a UKIT endeavor, but we will continue to work with several departments across campus to develop specific components,” Recktenwald said. UKIT has already consulted

with the registrar’s office to compile the course offerings component and with the library to develop the library catalog feature, Recktenwald said. Recktenwald also said that UKIT is working to incorporate myUK into the UKMobile application. “We have a lot of ideas that we’re trying to explore,” Recktenwald said. “We want to extend (UKMobile’s) features and functionality. This is really just the beginning.”

In addition, Wildcat Wednesday is hosted in the house the second Wednesday of every month during the school year from 8 to 11 a.m. Free coffee and doughnuts are provided for all UK students, and they can enter to win door prizes and sign up to receive free business cards to use at career fairs, Smith said. “The whole goal of that program is to get students into our building and get them thinking about the Alumni Association,” she said. “We want students to realize it’s their house too.” A reception for December graduates will be held in the Alumni House, as will the Alumni Association’s annual Senior Salute in March. For last year’s event, 1,400-1,500 graduating seniors stopped by to pay parking tickets, order caps and gowns, and listen to guest speakers, Smith said. Team Wildcat, an organization that replaced the Student Athletics Council, is a group of spirit leaders for all varsity sports. Members of Team Wildcat must be members of Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow, the Alumni Association’s student group, Smith said. Team Wildcat arranged a bus trip to the UK-Ole Miss football game earlier this year and are taking a group of students to the UKNotre Dame basketball game in Louisville. “Team Wildcat helps to lead the student section of all varsity sports—not just football and basketball,” Smith said. STAT currently has about 1,600 student members, Smith said, and a goal of the organization is to give students a chance to See ALUMNI on page 2 Newsroom: 257-1915; Advertising: 257-2872

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ALUMNI Continued from page 1 experience alumni involvement while they’re still at UK. Benefits for students who are members of the Alumni Association include discounts at around 60 businesses in the Lexington area, international studies and French senior Kelly Hinkel said. Hinkel works at the Alumni House and said she gets to meet a lot of people through Alumni Association events, like the Tailgate Tent

before UK’s homecoming game Saturday. What many students don’t know, Smith said, is the King Alumni House can be used by anyone. Any group can rent an area of the house for meetings, receptions or ceremonies. Many fraternities and sororities use the building for events, as do groups from UK colleges, Smith said. Smith said the parking lot in the back of the building is often a selling point for groups to use the house for events. The house also contains two guest suites that visitors, such as parents or visiting faculty, can use as a place to

stay on campus, Smith said. She said the Alumni Association has a program coordinator dedicated to student programming, aimed at getting more students involved with the association. Members from 62 active alumni clubs across the country work out-of-state college fairs and offer students from their areas scholarships to UK. A purpose of the King Alumni House is to keep alumni connected to the university and its students, Smith said. “We’re glad to have students in our building all the time,” she said.


Avatar director James Cameron announces the planned beginnings of the movies second and third installments.

Cameron announces Avatar 2, 3 LOS ANGELES James Cameron has set his return trip to Pandora. Fox announced Wednesday morning that "Avatar 2" and "Avatar 3," the sequels to last year's science-fiction blockbuster, will be James Cameron's next films, with the director beginning work on the scripts in early 2011. Production on "Avatar 2" could begin as soon as late '11, with the movie likely in theaters in December 2014, according to Fox. Although it was widely believed that Cameron had many ideas for "Avatar 2" and wanted to begin work on it shortly, the fact that it would be his priority and that the studio was planning on a third film as well represents a major development. With his heavily developed story lines and intensive use of new technology, Cameron can often take a decade or longer between films. Fox said in its announcement that Cameron has not made a decision about whether to shoot the two films back to back but that he well could, which would allow "Avatar 3" to come out as early as December 2015.

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There was little detail about the plot for the new movies. "Avatar" ended with Jake (Sam Worthington) joining the Na'avi and fighting off the invasion of human armed forces led by Col. Quaritch (Stephen Lang). Cameron did say in a statement that the movies "will be self-contained stories that also fulfill a greater story arc" and that "we will not back off the throttle of 'Avatar's' visual and emotional horsepower and will continue to explore its themes and characters." It's also not known how many of the original cast members will return, though it is all but assured both movies will be in 3-D. Cameron's writing partners also remain a question; Laeta Kalogridis ("Shutter Island") contributed heavily to the script for the first film. The original "Avatar," which came out in December and played through the winter, was a global phenomenon that grossed about $2.8 billion worldwide. Cameron's work will also be coming back to the big screen with a 3-D rerelease of "Titanic," which is expected to hit theaters in April 2012.

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By Luke Glaser You walk down dark hallways surrounded by the living dead. From doors on all sides, screams erupt from every direction. Terrifying shapes, blurred by mist, move past you. No, this is not the ChemPhysics building. This is the thrilling atmosphere of one of Lexington’s haunted houses. Screampark, located on Manchester Street, is home to three terrifying experiences: Insanity, an asylum gone wrong, Castle of Fear, a medieval fortress, and The Abyss, a twisting maze of darkness. Eddy Embry and Tyler Barnett are the

owners of Screampark, and they are proud of the many unique features that won Screampark the honor of one of America’s Best Haunts. “Every night is different,” Barnett said. “We have people come from all over the country, and no experience is the same.” Embry and Barnett attribute their success to vivid attention to both detail and scare factor. The objects of fear can be seen, heard, and smelled. As visitors walk through a graveyard, the smell of dirt fills their nostrils. As they run through a hospital room, the smells of sterilization

are overwhelming. Walk through a bathroom and, well… ”We let your psychological fears take over,” Embry said. The old factory that houses Screampark is rumored to be haunted, and ghost hunts occur every Thursday and Sunday night. People interested in doing scare roles for Screampark must audition, and the effects for the park are done by the same company that works for Disney World. All three of Screampark’s haunts are available for $16. “Bring an extra pair of underwear,” Barnett said. Wicked

World on Tates Creek Road is one of Lexington’s other destinations for Halloween thrillseekers. Its two fright attractions are longer than most haunted houses. The Nightmare Haunted House, a hospital overrun by demons, is a 25 minute ride of frighteningly realistic proportions. “We have authentic hospital equipment from an old hospital that was being torn down,” haunted house owner Dear Stephens said. “We spend so much time on detail.” Terror on Tates Creek is Wicked World’s second attraction. It is unique in that it is an outdoor scare lasting a horrifying half hour. At $20 for both attract i o n s , ,

Screampark 903 Manchester St. 606.748.7217

Taylor Swift’s bitter return Taylor Swift is bitter. Her songs don’t leave much room to believe anything else. With the release of her third effort, “Speak Now,” she has cemented her place as the queen of mad-at-exMATT boyfriends MURRAY anthems. UnKernel fortunately, columnist the increase in bitter songs about mean boys has meant a decrease in the innocent appeal she once had to the country. One of the angst tracks is “Dear John,” in which Swift directly addresses her supposed relationship with John Mayer. The thing Swift forgets is that Mayer lives for publicity and that her whining only sets him up for a rebuttle, and let’s be real — Mayer is wittier than Swift. One track highlights what Swift is capable of when she


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brings light-heartedness to her angst on the album’s highlight, “Mean.” The track is loyal to Swift’s country roots, unlike much of the album, and its infectious refrain is the kind of writing that got her on the map in the first place. The only positive song about a boy who did her wrong comes on the track “Innocent,” a response to Kanye’s actions at last year’s VMAs. But she had no choice. You can only milk the Kanye thing for so long. The rest of the world is over it. With her progressive change in lyrical content has come a correlative change in her musical style. Swift now fits nicely under the umbrella of pop rather than country. Sure, she has her down-south moments, but the majority of the

tracks on this album could just as easily have been on a Ke$ha record or a Paramore album. That’s not to say some of the new styles don’t suit Swift’s writing. The track “Better than Revenge” has a rock edge, and despite its laughable lyrical content, the musical writing itself is well done. Swift isn’t a lost cause. She still has the same knack for songwriting that she has always had. Where she needs a change is on her lyric sheets. By taking her lyrical realm away from her love-life, Swift could craft an unforgettable album. Fortunately for her, she, like her audience, is young. You can’t teach people to write songs as well as she does, but you can learn about life. When she does that, she’ll be ready to write something great. In the mean time, God forbid boys stop pissing her off — she’d no longer have a muse. Matt Murray is a journalism senior. E-mail and follow Matt on Twitter @KernelMurray.

Stephens believes that “we offer the best scare for your dollar. Everyone that comes out lets us know that we are the best.” Marketing sophomore Taylor Blair agreed with Stephens’’ assesment of Wicked World. “I was scared out of my wits” he said. At around the same price, and most assuredly the same amount of scare, Screampark and Wicked World make Lexington’s haunts a national destination for thrillseekers, ghosthunters and UK students alike.

Wicked World 5817 Tates Creek Rd. 859.621.3270

Nolan reveals title of third Batman film By Geoff Boucher MCT

LOS ANGELES — Christopher Nolan's third Batman film will be called "The Dark Knight Rises" and though the Gotham City auteur isn't ready to reveal the villain of his 2012 film, he did eliminate one of the big contenders: "It won't be the Riddler," Nolan said in an exclusive interview. Nolan was most eager to talk about the fact that Warner Bros. had agreed with his argument that the film should resist the current 3-D craze and instead use high-definition approaches and IMAX cameras to strike out on a different cinematic path than the stereoscopic technology that, for better or worse, has become the dominant conversation in the blockbuster sector. As for the title, it shows the writer-director's intention to keep his Bruce Wayne trilogy tightly stitched together. "We'll use many of the same characters as we have all along, and we'll be introducing some new ones," Nolan said cryptically. I had an odd thought: What if Nolan somehow brings back Harvey Dent? The only reason I even mention it is because, back during postproduction on the second film, Nolan told

me that the title "The Dark Knight" was just as much about Dent and his fall from the status of shining-knight civic crusader. Dent was plainly dead at the end of the last film, though, and Nolan has been intent on keeping his Gotham City film firmly rooted in a gritty gangland realism _ this isn't a franchise that has veered off into the supernatural or even much super-science. He did agree, however, to eliminate a villain candidate, namely Edward Nigma, the green-suited Riddler, who many people assumed was the next natural choice. That character could be taken in a lot of directions _ think of Kevin Spacey's character in "Seven" as a compass point for one of those dark paths _ but Nolan and his team are going a different way. As with "Dark Knight," the new film has a script written by Nolan and his brother, Jonah, and it's based on a story by the director and David Goyer. Earlier, I got Nolan to take Mr. Freeze off the list and, yes, this is like pulling teeth but don't think for a minute that I mind. Nolan makes sublime films, and any secrets he wants to keep in place are done so to protect the final product.

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Taking to the skies UK volleyball player working toward earning a pilot’s license. By Ethan Levine

Some people hate planes, and some people love them. Some people are scared to ever leave the ground, and some people dream of being high in the sky. But for Gretchen Giesler, a middle blocker for the UK volleyball team, flying is not just a dream, it’s a reality. Gretchen is currently working toward earning her pilot’s license, allowing her the ability to fly certain planes on her own. Currently, she has her student pilot certificate and is well on her way to getting her license. For Gretchen, flying is a family affair, so becoming interested in flying planes was no surprise. “I have been interested (in flying) for, I want to say three of four

years now,” Giesler said. “My dad is a pilot so that’s how I got into it. My uncle is also a pilot and my grandpa and great uncle were pilots, but I don’t think they kept their licenses.” Giesler is learning how to fly numerous different planes in order to earn her license. Having been in planes with her father, other relatives, or family friends for years now, she has plenty of experience as a passenger. Now, it is her turn to be the pilot, and she is looking forward to getting behind the wheel of all the planes in which she used to only be a passenger. “I really like aerobatic planes, the ones that do all the turns and flips and stuff,” Giesler said. “If you have that type of certified plane you can do them. My dad’s friend has that type of plane, and I have been with him when he has done those tricks, but I’ve never done them my-

self.” Gretchen is in no rush to earn her license. Only a junior at UK, she is able to pick up and put down her hobby as her schedule with school and volleyball allows for it, and once she finally does earn her license she will have it for life. “It’s not a license, it’s really a certificate, so it’s good for life,” Giesler said. “You just really have to be up to date, which means keeping your medical (records) up to date. I’m young so I don’t have to update my medical as much, but once you hit that 50 mark you have to do it almost every year.” In addition to an up-to-date medical, you also have to log hours in the cockpit flying planes. But during the season, Giesler is too busy to find time to work towards earning her license, so right now her flying career is on hold until the Cats (11-12, 5-7 SEC) end their season this winter. “I hope that the weather is able, so that over winter break I can work


UK junior Gretchen Giesler makes a play during last year’s game against Michigan State. She currently has a student pilot certificate and is working toward a license. on it, but during school and during the season it’s really busy. I don’t fly during the season,” Giesler said. After earning her license, Gretchen, a two-time All-SEC Academic Team member involved in the engineering program, hopes to one day be able to work with planes as a

Wilson to make first start By Ben Jones

Sophomore linebacker Ridge Wilson has a mantra he tries to live by: "If better is possible, good is n o t enough." It's tattooed on his arm, and written on a Wilson cast he's wearing on his hand, so he'll be able to see it when he lines up for his first career start this weekend even when his jersey covers his tattoo. Wilson was in the mix to start at strongside linebacker in fall camp before losing out to senior Jacob Dufrene. That wasn't good enough for him. Losing the position battle made him go back to the drawing board. In high school, the 6-foot-3, 240pound Wilson made most of his plays on pure athleticism. He was also a basketball star at Central High School in

Louisville. But starting his sophomore year on the bench made him realize that wouldn't cut it anymore. Since then, he's redoubled his efforts. Senior linebacker Ronnie Sneed said Wilson has focused on understanding the game this season. "You could tell, since camp, that his whole attitude is different," Sneed said. "He's more involved in the weight room and the film room than he was before."

“If better is possible, good is not enough.” RIDGE WILSON UK sophomore linebacker

That could be especially important on Saturday, when the Cats (4-4, 1-4 Southeastern Conference) face a physical Mississippi State (6-2, 2-2 SEC) team. When Mississippi State upset then-No. 22 Florida on Oct. 16, quarterback Chris Relf finished with just

nine passing attempts and 33 yards through the air. But the Bulldogs finished with 49 carries as a team for 212 yards. "Mississippi State is a very physical team, from special teams to offense and defense. We have to bring our 'A' game," Wilson said. "It's going to be a very downhill, smack-you-in-the-mouth type game." UK is giving up over 176 yards per game on the ground, second-worst in the SEC. and the Cats have had 22 rushing touchdowns scored against them. Mississippi State is second-best in the conference with 219 rushing yards per game. Wilson said that during last year's 3124 loss to Mississippi State, in which Bulldog tailback Anthony Dixon had 252 rushing yards, the now-departed Micah Johnson told Wilson that it was one of the most physical games he had ever played in. Wilson certainly took a roundabout way to his first career start. He was one of the most sought-after recruits in UK's 2009 class and was a

standout on special teams early last year as a true freshman before an off-field incident derailed his season. Wilson was arrested on Sept. 15 and charged with fourth-degree assault. Former UK coach Rich Brooks suspended him, and he failed to register a tackle the rest of the season after he returned. After being beaten out by Dufrene, Wilson said he was frustrated with the coaching staff. He felt his play had earned him the right to start, but that was just the beginning of his learning. "Me and (linebackers) Coach (Chuck) Smith argued about it," Wilson said. "He cussed me out, told me to be quiet, told me to stop crying. I was really worried about him taking me out and what he was going to say rather than playing. When I hushed my mouth and started playing like I knew I could, I got that confidence back." Now that he knows he's good enough, he couldn't be more excited for his first start. "It's what you play football for," he said.

Cats’ SEC hopes slim to none With UK’s anticlimactic loss to Georgia Saturday evening came a few metaphorical tears in the eyes of UK’s followers. It appears the Cats will fail to triumph over CHANDLER their SouthHOWARD eastern Kernel Conference columnist foes at the end of yet another season. “We’re obviously disappointed,” UK tailback Raymond Sanders said following Saturday’s game against Georgia. “We were in the fight for the (SEC) East and we knew that we still had a chance.” That small chance crum-

bled with the four turnovers UK gave up against the Bulldogs. The team now sits fifth of the six squads in the SEC East, but it is likely to run the table and finish with eight wins, which is something the team believes is liable to happen. Only one of UK’s remaining opponents, Mississippi State (6-2), is above .500 on the season. In fact, its other three adversaries, Charleston Southern, Vanderbilt and Tennessee, are each 2-5 presently. UK must like its chances. The fault is not all on UK for some fans believing it is underperforming. Beginning the season, it was expected to have one of the easiest schedules in the SEC, but it certainly didn’t play out that way. Many followers thought 10 wins was an attainable

goal. It hasn’t happened. But going 4-4 so far, including the upset win over South Carolina, UK is OK. Fans’ hopes were lofty this preseason, anyway. The Joker Phillips hype was overplayed and the young defense is still not established (or experienced) enough to rely on. It was the usual preseason excitement that a team builds up before each and every season. Like most outings, UK hasn’t matched the propaganda, but it’s unfair to say the team is lacking as a whole. With a defense allowing the most points in the conference, the Cats clearly have room for improvement. UK’s offense is performing anything but poorly at this point in the season, though. It is currently ranked first in the SEC East and second in the

conference, behind only Auburn, in total points scored. So, I won’t be the one to say I’m unhappy with the team’s performance. But .500 isn’t a bad place for the Blue and White to find itself. Though it seems to be typical production the team is showing now, the Cats’ plan to keep fighting, as Phillips instructed from the first day of practice. “We can still go 8-4, we still have a great team,” Sanders said. “We have a young team. We have to come out, play every game to start fast, stay fast and finish strong — that needs to be our motto… It’s so much more mental than physical.” Chandler is a journalism sophomore. E-mail

career. “Right now (flying) is just a hobby,” Giesler said, “but it would be really cool if I could tie it into work. Right now I am in engineering so if I could work with planes that would be cool to be able to do something I like.”

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State of the First Evolution of Halloween, magic to mayhem Amendment KERNEL EDITORIAL Just because the university compromised with the Kernel regarding distribution rights, doesn’t mean the fight is over. In the wake of the Kernel’s compromise with UK regarding the distribution of the paper, multiple outlets covered the controversy and the resolution. As aspiring journalists, the Kernel staff takes its First Amendment rights very seriously. Despite agreeing to abide by the compromise with UK, the Kernel acknowledges that UK making an exception for the Kernel does not solve the problem. No organization has the right to contract away the rights of others. IMG’s contract with UK is unconstitutional and lifting the ban from the Kernel doesn’t make up for the potential stifling of other publications that have just as much right to distribute at Commonwealth as the Kernel. The goal of the journalist is to be the watchdog for the people, and compromising with one paper in an effort to ap-

pease it doesn’t make up for the violation of the rights of others. For this reason, the Kernel hopes that other publications will continue to exercise their rights to distribute at Commonwealth. The University of Kentucky is a state-funded public university, and Commonwealth is a part of its campus, therefore no one has the right to decide who can and can’t have a voice there. Safety concerns are understandable, but no one is at any more risk distributing publications in the parking lot than the fans wandering around tailgating in that same lot. When the issue first arose, UK public relations didn’t even cite safety as one of the reasons for the distribution prevention, but rather simply said they were protecting their contract with IMG. That being the primary reason for preventing anyone from distributing seems to show that UK is more worried about protecting its money than the rights of its students, fans and Lexington residents.

The thrill of hitting up every house in the neighborhood and bragging about your sack full of candy, the excitement of dressing up and believing you actually were a Disney character. Poking around in the pumpkin patch, hoping to see “The Great Sara Nelle Pumpkin” from Charlie Murphy Brown. Contributing This is the HalColumnist loween of my youth, and I miss the magic. It seems that once I was became too old to go door to door that the essence of Halloween changed. Instead of funny, silly, or scary costumes, the general standard, for girls at least, became sexy costumes. Instead of going door to door for candy, it became going from party to party. It’s not that Halloween has lost its excitement; there is still plenty of fun to be had at any age. I still put a

lot of creative effort into my costume, and I have taken my little brother around from door to door, trying to vicariously recapture the fun. Now Halloween has become a night of mischief and mayhem. Lexington is a great place to be if you want to get some Halloween thrills. Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance downtown offers a chance to step inside the famous music video and to witness a massive zombie party. The midnight showing of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Kentucky Theatre gives you the license to dress as eccentrically as possible, with the only rule being that enough is never enough, and you can never be too over-the-top. So go crazy, but have some good, safe fun. Halloween is the time to bring out the inner kid, and to get your grown up kicks too. And if you run into me, I’ll be happy to do the “Time Warp” again. Sara Nelle Murphy is a communications sphomore. Email



Regarding Tyler Phipps' Oct. 27 letter to the editor: Mr Phipps may prefer to call it "mountaintop development", but most of my friends from the coalfields of East Kentucky and West Virginia prefer to call mountaintop removal (MTR) what it is: the profitdriven destruction of their land, their culture, and their health and happiness. So-called "reclamation" does not even begin to ameliorate the harm done by MTR and the by-products of coal extraction. No one should have to choose between putting food on the table and not poisoning their neighbors. We must abolish surface mining, force coal companies to mine in the safest and cleanest ways possible, and most importantly we must start building a more diverse economy that respects the land and people of Kentucky. Martin Mudd Physics graduate student

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3 Bedroom Beautiful Tates Creek Duplex, 3BR/2BA, Garage, All electric, $895/mo. 263-3740 NEXT TO CAMPUS 125 State Street. 3 or 4 BR Apartments. $800 Plus Utils. Parking. 606-922-3499 3BR Apartment off University, $700/mo + gas & electric, 859-948-5000 House For Rent: 3bd 2ba deluxe house 10 min to UK $850 call 299-6728 4 Bedroom

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Head Barista Needed for Common Grounds Coffee House & Café. Must have experience and be a leader that embraces our culture. Please contact Jim at No in-store applications accepted. Model Servers/Bartenders and Kitchen Staff. Applications available Monday, Noon, - Friday, Noon @ 1973 Bryant Road. In-Person interviews will be scheduled. Visit

RENT REDUCED - 2, 3, or 6 Bedroom Apts Available. Central Heating and Air. Off Street Parking. Walk to UK. 859.338.7005. 7BR/3BA Duplex, $325/ea. Aylesford Pl. Walk to campus, 2 kitchens, 2 W/D, off-street parking. Can split to 3BR & 4BR. 433-0996 2,3&4BR Townhomes, close to shopping, school & library. Would provide all lawn care. Floor plans are available on website, Call Marion at 621-7894 9BR House, 3BA, off Rose St. 5800 sq ft, $1600/mo + utilities, 859-948-5000

Help Wanted Math Tutor Needed - Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, weekday afternoons and evenings. Tutoring Club, Beaumont Shoppes, 224-1020 Charlie Brown’s is hiring servers. Apply at 816 Euclid Avenue. Medical Helper in a Plasma Center - Part or Full Time. No Experience Needed. Flexible Schedules but must be able to work Weekends, until 10pm Weekdays and during the Holidays. 1840 Oxford Circle or 817 Winchester Road. Apply for Donor

ON-LINE SALES ASSISTANT. Need someone to assist an existing on-line re-seller. Looking for selfstarter. Knowledge of E-Bay, toys, comics & pop culture is a plus. Part-Time up to 20 hours/wk. Call 278-9299 M-F between 10-4. Specialty Foods/Gift & Kitchenware Shop Needs Full- & Part-Time Sales & Deli Help. Pick up Application at counter. Mouse Trap, 3323 Tates Creek Road, Lansdowne Shops, 269-2958 Bartenders Needed, FT/PT available. No experience required. Will train. Earn up to $250 per shift. Call 877-405-1078 - ext.-1701

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 Shamrock Bar & Grille on Patchen Drive is now hiring servers. Please apply within. PT Tutors & Instructors who can teach English language and high school science subjects to Japanese people whose ages range from preschool to adults. Degree required. Send resume to: Obunsha Bluegrass Academy, 2417 Regency Rd., Suite F, Lexington, KY 40503. Email: Leasing Manager wanted for apartment complex, 859-255-0862 or send resume’ to Body Structure Medical Fitness Facility is currently seeking a Physical Therapy Technician. Potential for FT and PT positions. Please contact Estee Pavkovich at or Brandon Sidwell at or call 859268-8190. Receptionist Needed for weekends. Apply at 860 S. Broadway O’Neill’s Irish Pub has immediate openings for cooks. Experience preferred but not required. Apply in person, Idle Hour Shopping Center, Richmond Road. TELEPHONE INTERVIEWERS NEEDED: Central Kentucky’s oldest marketing research firm is looking



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Holiday C N A class during Christmas Break Starting Dec 19 $565.00

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Support or Reception Technician at "Careers" is looking for an intern with a background in ISC, Communications or Marketing. Please respond with resume to JUSTIN@THEBOURBONREVIEW.COM Looking for P/T Receptionist at Jenny Craig. 8:30am1:30pm Mon. & Wed. Call Leslie at 269-2639. Part-Time Accounting Student, GPA 3.0+, Flexible hours. Send resume’ plus available hours to GHF, PO Box 11873, Lexington KY 40578-1873 FALL EXPANSION! Great pay, Flexible FT/PT Sales/Service, all ages 18+. Conditions apply, 2660170 Work/Study & Earn at the same time. If you have a class schedule that permits & reliable transportation, you could work for Lifeline escorting our elderly clients to dr. visits, shopping, etc. CALL: Lifeline Homecare, Inc. 859-273-2708 or email: Opening for Wait-Staff, Yesterday’s Billiards Room, Convention Center. Apply in person. "Monkey Joe's”, Lexington's premier children's indoor entertainment center, is seeking FUN HIGHENERGY employees. Apply in person at 1850 Bryant Rd. Suite 120. Email or call 264-0405 for more info. STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM. Paid survey takers needed in Lexington. 100% FREE to join. Click on surveys. Part-time Childcare needed∫, non-smoker, must provide your own transportation. Call (859) 351-8463 BARTENDING! UP TO $250 a day. No exp. Necessary. Training provided. 800-965-6520 x-132

Phlebotomy class weekends Nov 20th $1,400.00 includes books and test fee. Payment plans available. 859-963-2901 or 502-867-7283 Learn to swing dance with the Hepcats! Great way to meet people plus good exercise. Beginner class starts November 1st. Only $30 for entire 6-week class., 859-420-2426, Research Opportunities for Users of Stimulants for Non-Medical Reasons. Researchers with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Science are conducting research to examine the effects of medications. All information will be kept confidential. You may be eligible if you: are between 18 and 50 years of age, are using stimulants for non-medical reasons (for example, Adderall®, Ritalin®, Amphetamine, or Ephedrine). Eligible volunteers will be paid for their participation.You may be reimbursed for travel. Studies involve completion of one to 46 testing sessions depending on studies for which you may be eligible. Meals, snacks, movies, video games and reading materials will be provided. For more information and a confidential interview, please call 859257-5388 or 1-866-232-0038. Tobacco Smokers Needed for Behavioral Studies. Researchers with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Science are recruiting tobacco smokers ages 18-50 to participate in ongoing multiple research studies that evaluate the behavioral effects of prescribed FDA-approved medications. Qualified volunteers will be compensated for their participation. Potential volunteers should be current tobacco smokers who are not trying to quit. Studies involve completion of one to nine testing sessions. Studies are run in a pleasant setting. Snacks, movies, video games and reading materials will be provided. You may be reimbursed for travel. Please call (859) 257-5388 or 1(866) 232-0038 for more information. Investigators will return your call to discuss eligibility. 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. Research Opportunities for Occasional Users of Opioids for Non-Medical Reasons. Researchers with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Science are conducting research to examine the effects of medications. All information obtained will be kept confidential. You may be eligible if you: are between 18 and 50 years of age; and have used opioids for non-medical reasons occasionally in the past year (for example OxyContin®, Lortab®, Vicodin®, or morphine). Eligible volunteers will be paid for their participation. You may be reimbursed for travel. Studies involve completion of one to 40 testing sessions depending on studies for which you may be eligible. Meals, snacks, movies, video games and reading materials will be provided. For more information and a confidential interview, please call 859-257-5388 or 1-866232-0038. LOOKING FOR M & F Social drinkers 21-35 years of age with or without ADHD. Researchers at the University of Kentucky are conducting studies concerning the effects of alcohol. Volunteers paid to participate. Please call 257-5794

Roommates Wanted Roommate wanted, male or female. One block from campus. $500 includes rent, utilities, parking, household expenses. Contact Kate at Apartment at The Lex: 4th person needed to share 4BR/4BA apt. Close to campus, GREAT amenities, pool, free Wi-Fi and printing, workout room and more! $499/month + electric. Call Jared (270)7633204, Conner (270)300-0860 or Daniel (270) 872-9710

Lost & Found FOUND- TI-84 plus calculator in room CB 207. Contact the Math department, 257-6802, to claim.

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Comedians stir liberal expectations By Matea Gold and Jordan Steffen MCT

WASHINGTON — Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have revealed few details about Saturday's "Rally to Restore Sanity" and/or "March to Keep Fear Alive," a gathering on the National Mall, according to its official description, "for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive and terrible for your throat." But they have been explicit about one aspect: "This is not a political rally in any way, shape or form," Stewart told Larry King last week. Try telling that to Nanci Ponne of Chicago. "This event, while originally intended for jest, could possibly become a 'turning point' ... in our nation's history for having immense impact on how political discourse is engaged in the future," the 52year-old writer and actress wrote on the event's Facebook page this week. "You have created a political movement, intended or not." Ponne is not the only one with high expectations. The announcement last month by the Comedy Central hosts that they would hold dueling rallies in Washington (now merged into one) triggered Web-based, grass-roots organizing reminiscent of the presidential campaigns of Howard Dean and Barack Obama. The rally's Facebook page is a hive of activity, much of it aimed at the political left, with posts about get-out-thevote efforts and plugs for Democratic candidates mixed in with logistics advice. As of Wednesday afternoon, more than 223,000 people indicated they plan to attend. Fans who can't make it have set up at least 20 satellite "Sanity" rallies in cities such as Austin, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Honolulu and Boise. lists more than 1,100 local watch parties, including a live viewing at the middle school in Wasilla, Alaska, at 8 a.m. local time. Organizers said the call


Political satirist Stephen Colbert will be participating in the Restore Sanity Rally in Washington, D.C. with Jon Stewart. for a more tempered political dialogue tapped into a large demographic that feels alienated by this year's overheated partisanship. "Jon Stewart is a catalyst, but the fuel was already ready to burn," said Jim Baum, coordinator of the Seattle rally, who expects 5,000 people to show up. Obama's appearance Wednesday on "The Daily Show" — the first by a sitting president _ underscored the perception that Stewart, with his brand of indignant satire, wields considerable political

clout. At the show's taping, the president told Stewart he could have used the call for sanity at the beginning of his term. "The one other thing that might have made a difference is if you had held the Rally to Restore Sanity two years ago," Obama said, adding: "Can I just make a plug? Just to vote. Go out there and vote November 2nd." But it remains to be seen whether Saturday's three-hour rally will sate the political hunger that Stewart and Colbert have sparked.

In recent weeks, Stewart has insisted that the event is not meant to counter conservative commentator Glenn Beck's recent "Restoring Honor" rally or to mock the tea party movement. And he stressed that it is not aimed at bolstering the left. "I have no obligation to the Democrats or progressives or liberals or unions," he told host NPR "Fresh Air" host Terry Gross last month. "We're not warriors in their cause." In an interview, "Daily Show" executive producer Josh Lieb described the rally

as "a simple comedic call for calm." Lieb offered no hints of who would be on stage, quipping: "Right now we are banking a lot on the Great Pumpkin showing up." Taking their small-screen humor to the wide expanse of the National Mall represents a sizable risk for the latenight hosts, who derive much of their humor from their outsider status. "They're definitely walking a tightrope," said Amber Day, who teaches political satire at Bryant University.

I have no obligation to the Democrats or progressives or liberals or unions. We’re not warriors in their cause.” — Jon Stewart, comedian

"The danger absolutely is seeming to come too close to the things they critique." But fans of the duo believe they are the right messengers for the time. "To many, it might seem strange that a comedian could lead the march to change the level and tone of discourse in America," said David Todd Agro, a 32-year-old project manager in Brattleboro, Vt. "However, at its best, comedy and satire reveal our foibles to us. We may chuckle, but then the absurdity sinks in and we may even begin to think." The anticipation for the rally, which will be broadcast live on Comedy Central and C-SPAN, speaks to the longing many Democrats and independents feel for the excitement of the 2008 campaign. "That's part of what this is compensating for, that feeling that all the energy and motivation of people who volunteered during the Obama campaign went nowhere," said Shaun Treat, who teaches politics and rhetoric at University of North Texas. "There's a lot of genuine frustration with that." Still, it is unclear what, if any, political impact the event will have. While some Democrats have fretted that the rally could cannibalize getout-the-vote efforts, other party strategists believe it could inspire some disaffected voters to go the polls, a feeling shared by many fans. "If Jon and Stephen can get people to go across the country to D.C., I guarantee you they're going to get people to go down the street and fill out a ballot on Tuesday," said Ponne, who is planning on attending the Chicago satellite rally. Others hope it will create a lasting voting bloc elected officials will have to heed. "For us, it is political," said Kathy Payne, 46, who is driving to Washington with friends from Venice, Fla. "We want to show our numbers, that we really are a lot of reasonable people out here. "And if nothing else," she added, "it's going to be a great show."

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