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For the love of flying New commander leads Air Force ROTC By Martha Groppo news@kykernel.com

F-16 models and flight helmets adorn the walls of Lt. Col. Gregory Franklin’s large, immaculate office. “People give you these things, you take them home, and the wife doesn’t like them as decoration, so they come to the office,” Franklin said. His laughter dissipated the intimidating presence of his office decor, and he looked perfectly comfortable seated in the midst of his profession’s trappings. “I came from an Air Force family so I grew up doing this,” Franklin, the University of Kentucky’s new Air Force ROTC commander, said. Franklin’s office reflects his job. He prepares his cadets to be as well-suited to the challenging tasks they will face as leaders in the Air Force as he is to his intimidating office surroundings. “The mission here is preparing young people to be leaders in the Air Force,” Franklin said. The trajectory that led Franklin to UK in July began years ago and consists of a

series of promotions. “In the Air Force, you get promoted at regular intervals based on competency,” Franklin explained. “It’s a very rewards based system.” Franklin joined the Air Force after graduating the ROTC program at Texas State in 1989. His top-notch career in the military then began. “I did everything from instructing pilots to flying fighter planes in Alaska and Korea,” Franklin said. He flew F-16 aircraft and served as an instructor, then served for two years at the Pentagon. He said he was motivated by the opportunity for advancement the Air Force provided.

“The mission here is preparing young people to be leaders in the Air Force” GREGORY FRANKLIN AIR FORCE ROTC COMMANDER

“It’s really just a rank that allows you to take on more responsibility,” Franklin said.

UK teams up with Norton

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Col. Franklin began his term at UK as head of the Air Force ROTC this past summer and will be at UK for the next three years. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010. After his stint at the Pentagon, he said he had “the rare opportunity to fly F-15 aircraft as an aggressor pilot.” Franklin’s experience flying F-15 and F-16 aircraft was part of his involvement with a massive training exercise called Red Flag. Red Flag gives recruits a chance to practice flying in a large group with a variety of planes, like they will in combat. “You can’t just fly into battle having never worked with all of these different

SG picks up fresh faces

Statewide health care is goal By Patrick Sullivan and Taylor Moak news@kykernel.com

UK HealthCare and Norton Healthcare joined forces Monday to improve statewide health care. The affiliation will focus on four areas: clinical services, teaching services, federal healthcare reform and children’s health issues. With the alliance, the two companies hope to develop a pre-eminent statewide system of care that will expand the services available to Kentucky hospitals, a press release said. The two companies’ focus will be on developing stronger clinical partnerships throughout the Commonwealth. Norton Healthcare President and CEO Stephen Williams said he believes the alliance will strengthen his Louisville-based company. “Norton delivers the most babies in Kentucky, but we do not have an obstetrics training,” he said. “With UK, we’ll be able to get that training in place.” The decision to formalize the two companies’ ongoing alliances in clinical programs, workforce, education and research comes af-

ter leadership from both organizations met to discuss their experiences in providing the full continuum of care for patients within a large geographic area, and how best to serve those patients in a rapidly changing environment, the release said. UK Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Dr. Michael Karpf said the partnership would be synergistic. UK HealthCare will look at areas where Norton Healthcare needs help and will to improve itself in those areas. “"They share the same values we have, and (we) think they are an excellent partner for us," Karpf said. The partnership has been in the works for 18 months, Karpf said. During this time, UK HealthCare focused on continuing the academic medical center’s evolution into a destination provider of advanced subspecialty care in Kentucky and surrounding states, the press release said. One of the main reasons for the alliance is to keep patients in Kentucky, Karpf and Williams said. “We want to make it so patients do not have to leave the state to receive good health care,” Williams said.

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planes,” Franklin said. The training exercise occurs four times a year in Alaska and Nevada. Franklin commanded a unit at Red Flag and had the huge responsibility of coordinating planes from across the nation employed for the exercise. He also flew as an aggressor pilot in the exercise, meaning that he simulated the enemy by flying a plane made to look like an enemy aircraft. Despite his prestigious background in the Air Force, Franklin said he views his

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new job at UK as a reward. “I see it as a possibility for me to pass on what I know but also as a reward, because I get to do something I like,” Franklin said. And what does he like about being at UK? “I get to be at college and not take any tests,” Franklin joked. He has been impressed with the involvement, leadership and academic accomplishments of the new cadets under his command. “It’s amazing that the level of quality is so much high-

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Representatives for the class of 2014 have been chosen by UK freshmen, bringing four new faces and fresh ideas to the Student Government senate. Freshmen Tommy Crush, Tyler Fields, Kelly Rice and Emily Willett were chosen by popular vote during an online election held two weeks ago. A total of 1,295 students voted, representing 23 percent of the freshman class, according to the SG website. SG President Ryan Smith said many more applications were picked up, filled out and turned in this year than last, and significantly more candidates were on the ballot. Tommy Crush, a political science major, said he wanted to do something productive during his time at UK, and being a part of SG interested him. “I worked really strongly with in the Obama campaign, See SG on page 4

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Noted official offers leadership advice By Carleigh Griffeth

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er than when I was a cadet,” Franklin said. His new job at UK is different from some of the jobs he has held in the past. “When your subordinates are competent expert fighter pilots, it’s extremely easy to do well as an organization,” Franklin said. “The level of performance is off the charts. Cadets are a completely different situation. They are just learning to be competent. They need to learn lessons.”

Washington, D.C., magazine’s 2009 “Public Official of the Year” will speak on leadership in public policy Wednesday night. Crit Luallen, Kentucky auditor of Public Accounts, will be in the West End B o a r d Room on the 18th floor of the Patterson Luallen

Office Tower at 6:30 p.m. She will speak about her career in public policy and what it takes to be a successful and responsible leader. This speech is hosted by the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration and marks the beginning of a speech series called “Leaders in Public Policy.” Martin School director William Hoyt said the school wants the series to show students how schooling will pay off and give a better understanding of what See LUALLEN on page 4

Malcolm X’s daughter follows in his steps Humanitarian brings ‘legacy’ lecture to UK By Taylor Moak tmoak@kykernel.com

UK students will be able to hear the eldest daughter of civil rights activist Malcolm X discuss heritage and legacy during a lecture Wednesday. Attallah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X Shabazz and Betty

Shabazz, is a scholar-in-residency at the University of Louisville and has a mini-tour of speaking dates in Central Kentucky, said Chester Grundy, director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center. Her lecture “Embracing Your Legacy. ‘Everybody Has One,’” will be held at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Center Theater. The event is free and open to the public. Grundy said Shabazz’s

agent contacted UK about the possibility of her coming to speak on campus. Malcolm X was one of the most important in social issues and politics of the century in this country, Grundy said, and Shabazz’s family has been at the center of history. Shabazz was 6 at the time of her father’s death, and Grundy said that she emerged as an adult in a much more public way than her siblings. He said Malcolm X’s thinking was visionary, farreaching and profound and that his eldest daughter is a

“humanitarian of the first order.” “She is, in her own right, a real champion of values we should all aspire to,” Grundy said. In 2002, Shabazz was appointated as an ambassadorat-large by the prime minister of Belize. Grundy said he first met Shabazz 24 years ago when she was touring with the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. in a play called “Stepping Into Tomorrow.” Grundy said the event is a collaboration of five campus See SHABAZZ on page 4

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Gaines looks for new fellows By Audrey Smith news@kykernel.com

The Gaines Center is seeking bright, highly motivated students to apply for the Gaines Fellowship. The Gaines Center will be holding an introductory interest session, Tuesday Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. for students who are interested in applying. The session will be held at the Commonwealth House located at 226 E. Maxwell next door to the Gaines Center. The Gaines Fellowship accepts 11 or 12 students a year in a competitive application process to further their education in humanities and arts, said Robert Rabel, director of the Gaines Center. Students can apply for the Gaines Fellowship as sophomores or if they have two years of study remaining. Students applying should have an outstanding academic record with a 3.5 GPA or higher. Applications for the Gaines Fellowship are due by Jan. 12, 2011, at 4 p.m. at the Gaines Center, located at 232 E. Maxwell Street. Applicants are required to get two faculty recommendations and write an es-

say with their application. Applications are available on the Gaines Center website. Rabel said students of any undergraduate major in the university are eligible to apply. The Gaines Fellowship seeks diversity in its applicant’s intellectual interests as well as racial and national origins to promote a variety of perspectives in the program’s activities, Rabel said. As juniors, Gaines Fellows are required to take a 4-credithour seminar both semesters exploring different subjects in humanities and arts. In these seminars students are able to form a strong bond with their teacher and peers through motivated discussions. These seminars engage students in “the highest level of insightful discussion that you’re likely to find at the University of Kentucky,” Rabel said. Gaines Fellows are also required to complete a jury project their junior year. Students are expected to dedicate 40 hours to the jury project, which is designed to help students get involved and connected with the city at large. Senior year, Gaines fel-

lows write a thesis supervised by a committee of three faculty members who work in the field of that topic. Students can write their theses on a topic of their choice as long as a humanities element is included. A stipend is paid to Gaines Fellows, $2,000 the first year and $3,000 the second year. Gaines Fellows are required to attend all Gaines events and maintain their good academic standing throughout the two years. Many of the Gaines Fellows go on to continue high academic performance. Gaines graduates have attended Graduate Schools such as Boston University, MIT and Emory, said Rabel. “One of the great benefits is getting the fellows connected with each other,” Rabel said as those connections can last well into the future.

If you go What: Gaines Fellowship info session When: November 16 at 4 p.m. Where: Commonwealth House at 226 E. Maxwell St.

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‘Morning Glory’ a remade ‘Prada” Being original is hard work, sure, but this is ridiculous. For her follow-up to the wildly successful “The Devil Wears Prada,” screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna has given us ... the same movie all over again? Oh, there are a few differences between “Prada” and the new comedy “Morning Glory.” Superficial ones. “Prada,” of course, was about an ambitious/naive young woman who gets a job at a fashion magazine and must contend with a miserable, abusive boss. “Morning Glory” is about an ambitious/naive young woman who gets a job producing a network morning show and must contend with a

miserable, abusive anchor man. The hard-working Becky (Rachel McAdams) can't believe her good luck in landing a network gig even if it's on a show that's perennially last in the ratings. (She also strikes up a hot little affair with a producer from the news division, played by Patrick Wilson.) To boost ratings, Becky fires the male anchor and maneuvers to have network news legend Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford) step in. On air Pomeroy is sullen and monosyllabic. He quickly alienates his co-host (Diane Keaton, who's underused) by refusing to participate in any of the show's “fun” features. Off air he radiates contempt toward

Becky. The main reason to give “Morning Glory” a try is the relationship between the sour Pomeroy and the scrambling, struggling Becky, evolving from hostility to grudging tolerance and finally a muted affection. Ford seems to be having a fine old time as the sarcastic, imperial veteran broadcaster, delivering withering putdowns with a sardonicism as dry as the Sahara. McAdams goes beyond the cute-young-thing and makes Becky a workaholic who's a bit challenged in the love department. It's not much, but it's enough to keep our interest.

Horoscope

may need to just get started before figuring out the finishing touches. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 6 Don't let your impulsive ideas carry you off task. Instead, harness that imagination to make ordinary processes more fun. Best results show when you focus wit and energy. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 7 Your self-esteem lies in the balance while you wrestle with an associate's question. The group needs to address the situation, to discover workable choices. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 6 Questions arise in your work that only you can answer. Don't depend on others. Use your own imagination to cast light directly on the problem. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 6 Internal dialogue provides you a different point of logic. Harmony is the goal, and assertive energy is required to achieve it.

Imagine freedom. Sagittarius (Nov. 22Dec. 21) Today is a 7 An older associate takes some of your work, so that you can spend time with family. Use the time to regroup and rethink a long-term decision. Change is good. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 5 You may feel anxious about career goals. Pay attention to the mood. You discover that the worry isn't yours. Help someone else to lighten it. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 6 Thoughts race as you evaluate new data. You didn't anticipate an important development that could change everything. Assess well before taking action. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is a 6 You may recall a dream about something extremely old. Ancient objects or symbols may reflect the need to research and understand your roots. MCT

Yesterday’s Answer

To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is a 6 You could obsess over the details of your partner's situation, or instead redirect that energy toward your own to-do list. This gets more accomplished. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 7 Sticking to a practical plan presents problems. Others in the group just want to play. Bribe them if you must, to get the job done. Promise entertainment later. Gemini (May 21-June 21) Today is a 7 You're nearing the finish line. All the pieces are there before you, and all you need is to put them together and add a glamorous final touch. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Today is a 6 Someone in your household is over-thinking today's schedule. You

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 | PAGE 3

sports

Roark flying under radar By Ben Jones bjones@kykernel.com

There’s a do-it-all wide receiver on the UK football team. He’s set personal bests in receptions and yards this year, and he’s also a major contributor on special teams. Randall Cobb receives most of the spotlight, but fellow junior Matt Roark keeps himself busy on game day as well. He serves as UK’s No. 4 receiver, but he’s also a standout on Greg Nord’s special teams. Unlike many special-teamers, who have one job or only play on one or two special teams, Roark has a job on every one of them. “We put him in key and vital positions on every one of the teams,” special teams coordinator Greg Nord said. “We put him on the hardest assignment usually, because we know that he’ll match up well and be able to make some plays. He brings enthusiasm to the group, and

everybody rallies behind him.” Cobb is listed as a WR/QB/HL/PR/KR in the media guide. Nord said that he’d have to classify Roark as a “receiver, coverage, blocker, and special teams where we need him.” So far this season, Roark has accounted for 11 receptions for 163 yards, four tackles during kick coverage on special teams, a blocked kick at Florida and a 2-point conversion against Georgia. His ability to block kicks has earned the 6-foot-5 Roark the most acclaim. He has six for his career, including one in 2008 that helped UK to a 14-13 win against Mississippi State. But Roark’s favorite job comes on the coverage team, when he’s responsible for chasing down returners. “You just go down there and try and hit somebody,” Roark said. “You don’t have to worry about assignment or technique, you just go down

features

A Canuck prepares for winter NICK CRADDOCK

Kernel columnist Now is the winter of our discontent. Seriously, it blows. Fall in Kentucky has love affairs with fluctuating hot and cold temperatures, but it seems like autumn has settled for her icy mistress. Some of you may have found wrapped in layers, while others insisted on wearing short skirts and UGG Boots. Your feet say winter, but your torsos say summer. Pick a season. The problem is the concept of winter is largely subjective; Canadians might consider a Kentucky winter balmy and lacking some of the panache of a harsh Canadian winter. I don’t miss Canadian winters, but I do miss using the extensive winter vocabulary granted to Canadians. Toque (pronounced “tuke,” rhymes with “fluke”): The Canadian term for a knit cap worn to keep your head warm (i.e. Hey everyone! He said he’s wearing a toque! Oh, him and his Canadian nonsense. Whaddya call that thing again? A toque? Wow). Toboggan: Does NOT mean headwear. Toboggan is synonymous with “sled,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary of Wintry Phrases and Terms. How and why Americans started using this term interchangeably with “toque” is beyond me (i.e. You can’t wear a toboggan on your head. That’s foolish). Mittens: Like gloves, but for those that want to avoid tasks that require fine-motor skills (i.e. Dale wanted to help set up the life-size Nativity Scene, but his mittens made him as useless as a small infant). Curling: A sport relatively few care to play, yet it was perfected by Canadians (i.e. We

were so bored, we resorted to a game of curling to pass the time). Ton-ton: The furry kangaroo-like creature Han Solo cut open with Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber so he and Skywalker could survive a night on the ice planet Hoth (i.e. She knew it was true love when he offered her his ton-ton on that cold night). Snowjob: When you go face first into some white powder … after you have crashed into a snowbank while strapped to skis or a snowboard (i.e. Gnarly snowjob, bruh). Snuggies: The blanket with sleeves! Worn by those who get cold easily or those in a cult (i.e. I feel completely useless without my Snuggie). Double-double: Not what Dwight Howard routinely records for the Orlando Magic, but a cup of coffee with two creams, two sugars (i.e. I told my assistant to get me some more coffee because he didn’t make it a double-double. Then I fired him). Tim Horton’s: Where you go to get a double-double, timbit and friendly smile from a Canadian working in the service industry (i.e. Let’s go to Tim Horton’s because I’m addicted to timbits). ‘Tis the season to use these terms, so add them to the vernacular. After all, according to Shakespeare, a winter of discontent was only made glorious summer by a son of York. Unfortunately, I’m unaware of any thespians pregnant with the next King of England, so we’ll have to endure winter the old-fashioned, yet Canadian way: by sitting inside.

Memoirs of a Canuck

there and play.” That’s unusual for a wide receiver, but not for Roark. Even in high school, when he played quarterback and safety, Roark was used to taking extra responsibilities. Roark’s old quarterbacks coach at North Cobb High School in Acworth, Ga., is his position coach now — wide receivers coach Tee Martin. Not surprisingly, he also

“He brings enthusiasm to the group, and everyone rallies behind him.” GREG NORD UK special teams coach

played basketball in high school. His jumping ability shows up the most when he tries to block kicks, which Nord said is one of the hardest things to do in football.

“ If you’re just a little bit off, he’ll be there to get it,” he said. “What’s amazing is that (Roark) has such a great effort when he does it every time because he has nine, 10, 11 guys taking shots at him and he goes in there every time and gives it a great effort.” With senior wide receiver Chris Matthews graduating, there might be a need for Roark to take even more responsibility on offense next year. Roark said he’d welcome the opportunity to see more action as a receiver, but he’ll still have plenty of chances to make plays on special teams. “I think the whole mode of the team is that special teams are going to be important and our best players are going to play,” Nord said. “He’s shown that he can play at a high level on special teams, so we’ll throw that in with the rest of his responsibilities.”

MAKING A NAME

PHOTO BY BRANDON GOODWIN | STAFF

Junior wide receiver Matt Roark catches a ball in the middle of defenders for a two-point conversion in the second half of UK's home game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Commonwealth Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010.


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ROTC Continued from page 1 Franklin is committed toensuring each cadet learns those lessons. “My goal honestly is to ensure that every cadet that walks through the door that is serious about becoming an Air Force officer has the training and tools to meet that goal.” Franklin said he can “al-

SG Continued from page 1 and that really got me interested [in government],” he said. Crush also said he participated in Greg Fischer’s mayoral campaign in Louisville. Tyler Fields, a biology major with plans to go into pre-medicine, said serving as student body president in high school made him interested in campus government. He said he wanted to get involved at UK, and SG piqued his interest the most. Kinesiology major Kelly Rice also said she had been interested in student government since high school,

SHABAZZ Continued from page 1 departments: the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center, College of Social Work, Office of Community Engagement, Office of Institutional Diversity and the African Studies and Research Program. Sonja Feist-Price, professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, said in an e-mail to the Kernel that the presentation is an opportunity for the UK community to learn from the daughter of one of the primary leaders of the civil rights movement.

ready see a shift” in the mentality of his freshman cadets to being more driven. He also said that by the middle of the spring semester he will know every cadet by name, and know about their talents and capabilities. “That’s why I’m here,” Franklin said. “It’s my job to assess their leadership abilities.” Air Force ROTC enrollment at UK, according to Franklin, is at an all time

high. “To fly planes you don’t need a technical degree,” Franklin said. “I’m a history major.” He said the motivations for his cadets vary, but he hopes “they are in it to do something bigger than themselves.” Franklin also said the opportunity to fly is a large motivations source for many of his cadets. UK ROTC Maj. Jesse Hedge agreed. “There is no question that

many of our cadets are drawn to the Air Force with the goal of flying pointy nose jets,” Hedge said. “Lt. Col. Franklin can share that experience firsthand. While some cadets want nothing more than to fly jets, others want to keep their feet firmly planted on the ground.” But for Franklin, a career in the air offered something no vocation other could. “It’s ultimate freedom,” Franklin said.

closely with the administration and community during her high school experiences as student body president. “I knew right when I came to UK that I wanted to run for student government,” she said. “I think it’s really important that as a person with leadership skills, you step out and try to make a You only have four difference.” election process years at UK. I want to was“The a positive experience make the most of my that I would definitely recommend to others in the fuexperience here. ture,” Willett said. She added that even coming EMILY WILLETT from 12 hours away, it was SG Freshman Senator possible for her to get elected among many candidates Emily Willett, a business from Kentucky. management major from Rice said the campaignFlorida, said she worked ing process was rigorous, as

she and her running mates tried to target all areas of campus. She said sharing information through friends and social networking, especially Facebook, were easy ways to reach people. Fields and Rice said they want to represent the freshman class as best they can and accomplish what the class feels needs to be done at UK. Willett said she would like to see an improved relationship between SG and the students in general. She wants to make students comfortable approaching the people they elect. “You only have four years at UK,” Willett said. “I want to make the most of my experience here.”

where she participated in student council and Kentucky Youth Assembly. “I know I would love being a good voice for people,” Rice said. She added that SG creates opportunities for her to meet a lot of people and get involved on campus.

“While times have changed, some of our issues remain the same,” Feist-Price said in an e-mail. He said this lecture is an example of “one more valueadded experience of being a college student.” Her lecture will help “people see that they’re part of something much bigger than themselves,” Grundy said.

If you go What: Shabazz Lecture When: Wednesay at 7 p.m. Where: Student Center, Center Theater Admission: Free

LUALLEN Continued from page 1 it means to work in public or non-profit agencies. Hoyt said Luallen will discuss the responsibilities of leadership other than just following rules. He wants students to, “get a flavor of public policy,” and believes Luallen is just the person to provide it. “No question that she’s respected. She’s a dynamic speaker and interesting and sincere. We are aware of her and what she’s doing for Kentucky,” Hoyt said. Luallen has worked as Kentucky’s secretary of the Governor’s Executive Cabinet, State Budget Director, Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of the Arts and Special Assistant to the Governor. In 2001, she was awarded the National Excellence in Leadership Award by Women in Executives in State Government.

In Luallen’s work as Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts, she has uncovered government fraud and questionable expenditures, and she has found ways to make government more efficient. D’Arcy Robb, a student in the Martin School’s Masters of Public Administration program, said she is not too familiar with Kentucky but has already heard of Luallen. “People’s ears perk up when they hear her name,” Robb said. “She is a great, dynamic example of how one person can make a positive change.” The speech is open to all students and will have a question and answer portion. Hoyt said he believes everyone should be aware of important public policies and hopes to open students’ eyes to the possibility of working in the public or non-profit industries. In the Martin School’s effort to expand professional development, Luallen will provide the professional advice students might not otherwise hear, Hoyt said.

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opinions

New mayor brings Lexington forward KERNEL EDITORIAL

Kentucky typically isn't a place where you find liberal politics, politicians or radical social change. Sure, the state traditionally comes out with a bluish tint depending on the level of the election — but will anyone confuse us with, say, California? Definitely not, which is why Jim Gray winning the Lexington mayoral race is such a shock and a relief at the same time. For Lexington to elect an openly gay mayor at a time when some politicians go out of their way avoid rumors of homosexuality goes against the norm for sure, but it says quite a bit about what really matters to Lexington's voters. Gray ran on a campaign that includ-

ed promoting governmental transparency, building up local small businesses, actively engaging diversity and several other platforms, to which voters positively responded. His sexual orientation remained out of the fray, allowing the public to decide on the best candidate, without any commercial bashings or even covert rhetoric to incite bigotry and hatred. This election's mayoral campaign can serve as an example to us all as to how politics should be conducted and what should be more important. It can also show the rest of the state and the nation that being inclusive isn't a problem. If you look at people for who they truly are, you find out what is important.

BEN DRAKE, Kernel cartoonist

Asian awareness benefits campus This piece is part of a weekly international series. The world is changing fast, and not always to our advantage. As new centers of power become more apparent and begin to challenge America’s ability to influence the world, how can we as students cope? I mean, the world is pretty big and there’s a lot ZACHARY that happens in the world WILLIS every day. Awareness is the Guest key, so let’s look at which columnist region of the world is having more and more influence in our lives as students. With the start of the second ArtsAsia Festival on UK’s campus, the expansion of the Japan Studies program into an official major, the Confucius Institute grand opening and the Chinese Studies program preparing a fullfledged major, it’s pretty obvious Asia has a more visible presence at UK than ever before. It’s not just at UK. Japan has long been the second-strongest economy in the global arena, but has been recently usurped. The usurper? China. That’s right: Asia’s largest country, the one with the world’s largest population, is now the second-largest global economy. Even in a global recession, China continues to grow. The Beijing Consensus, a term for recommended economic policies for developing countries, is quickly gaining favor relative to the Washington Consensus. That’s not all. President Obama visited India during a religious festival to discuss several key policy issues and a reaffirmation of the India-U.S. relationship. Man, it seems like Asia’s taking over the spotlight, doesn’t it? The world is a big place, and Asia is looking like it will be the key region in the not-far-off future. It started with Japan after World War II. Its economy had meteoric growth that tapered off into an economic recession. Now China has had three decades of fantastic economic growth. India has also benefitted from awesome economic growth. Eventually, the smaller countries in Asia will begin to emerge as

major players. This isn’t to say Asia has no problems. The Taiwan-China relationship is especially tricky concerning the U.S. Myanmar (a.k.a. Burma) is rife with political corruption, conflict and human rights violations. The India-Pakistan relationship is cool at best, but prone to heated disputes. Far-ranging social problems with Japan and the rest of Asia still exist over wartime activities, and the Pacific islands are often beset by natural disasters well beyond their ability to cope. Awareness of Asia and the events going on is crucial to Kentucky interests. Not only is UK becoming a more involved institution in global education, but Kentucky itself has strong ties to Japanese businesses, namely Toyota. What happens in Pakistan can have a direct effect on our troops in Afghanistan. The main point is this: Because the world is shifting towards a more integrated place, one cannot afford to stay focused on what’s just around one’s self. You have to pay attention so you know where the opportunities are. If you do pay attention, you can find yourself in a whole new world, both fantastic and mundane. Have you ever been on a public transportation system where the attendants literally push patrons onto trains, effectively making them sardines? Or what about discovering that you can find one of the most recognizable American brands, Coca-Cola, in the most remote area you’ve ever been too? I’ve experienced both, and let me tell you, it’s pretty wild. Do you want to experience something awesome? You should go abroad. Not only will you experience something fantastic and life-changing, you’ll also learn more about yourself. UK helps provide you with that opportunity. Can’t go abroad just yet? Well, keep informed. You never know if there’s a job opportunity that perfectly matches your skillset or an internship begging for someone like yourself. And even if you can’t get out and experience the wide world, you’ll know what’s going on. After all, isn’t knowing half the battle? Zachary Willis is an anthropology, Japan studies and international studies senior. Email opinions@kykernel.com.

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Soccer to begin C-USA play Cats to honor their seniors By T.J. Walker sports@kykernel.com

The UK men’s soccer team’s roller coaster ride of a season hasn’t ended yet. UK (7-7-4, 4-2-2 CUSA) continues to stay on track heading into the Conference USA soccer tournament in Memphis, Tenn. Out of the nine teams in the conference, only the top six advanced to the tournament. The top two seeds, Southern Methodist University and the University of Central Florida, will receive a bye into the semi-finals. Thanks to a last-minute win against South Carolina on senior day, UK finished third in the conference and garnered a No. 3 seed. This allows the team to play the last-seeded team in the opening round of the tournament. UK will play Tulsa, a team that was ranked No. 2 in the country earlier this season, Wednesday. The Cats fell by two goals in that game. But with the number of injuries and ineligible players UK has dealt with this season, finishing third in the conference is an accomplishment according to UK head coach Ian Collins. “To finish third in this league that has five legitimate top-25 teams and finish in front of Tulsa who at one time was No. 2 in the country, it says a lot about our resolve,” Collins said. And heading into the conference tournament, UK believes it may be one of the

hottest teams in the field. “We’re not going to get too excited but it was a good way to finish the season. We finished unbelievably strong,” Collins said. UK has shown it can play tough against most teams in the conference. In its last seven matches UK has only been defeated once. Weeks ago, UK was heading into the most difficult part of its schedule and making the conference tournament was considered a stretch by many of its followers. But now the team has more than that on its mind. Some presumed a week ago UK’s only shot of receiving a bid to the NCAA tournament would be by winning the conference tournament. While that might be the surest way for the Cats to prolong its season, it might not be the only way.

48 teams make the NCAA men’s soccer tournament and all six teams in the C-USA tournament find themselves ranked in the top 46 in the RPI (UK is No.42). Being No. 42 in the RPI likely isn’t enough to get the Cats in the tournament but it has a chance to improve its RPI, by beating teams in the RPI top 30. (Tulsa, and if they advance past Tulsa, the University of Central Florida). However, Collins said they aren’t looking that far ahead. The Cats believe to keep their season from coming to a halt, they’ll need to keep working. “We just need to build, we have Tulsa Wednesday and that’s a difficult, difficult, game,” Collins said. “We just need to get our feet on the ground and move from there.”

COURTESY OF C-USA

By Ethan Levine sports@kykernel.com

family than any team that I have ever played with. I love this team and I wouldn’t change it for anything.” UK head coach Craig Skinner has coached Rapp and Hiler for four years, and has had the opportunity to watch them grow as student athletes. “They have both come a long way from their freshman year,” Skinner said. “They are just quality people with great character, great commitment to the program and great commitment to their teammates. They are just a real pleasure to coach.” After the ceremony on Sunday, the Cats (14-12, 8-8 SEC) will take the court across from the defending conference champions in LSU. As a team on the bubble for the NCAA tournament, both seniors know how important every game at the end of their season is to earning a spot in the postseason.

“The urgency is definitely up there, we need to be able to win every game,” Hiler said. “We need to play how we know we are able to play, and go all out and not worry about mistakes and not worry about anything.” The two seniors have been anticipating the bittersweet celebration this Sunday on the court at Memorial Coliseum. “I am definitely not looking forward to the slideshow. I am going to be balling,” Hiler said. “I am not really looking forward to anything because I don’t want it to be over, but I am looking forward to a good match on Sunday.” But Rapp views the situation lightly. “I guess I am looking forward to us moving on to the next stage in our lives,” Rapp added. “I’m looking forward to us moving on to the real world.”

On one of the youngest teams in the Southeastern Conference, seniors Blaire Hiler and Lauren Rapp have led the UK volleyball team both on and off the court all season long. This Sunday, the team will honor Hiler and Rapp as UK takes on Louisiana State on its senior day. “It’s sad to know that we are coming up on our last few home games,” Hiler said. “But I think Sunday the team is really going to want to pull for us even more, especially because it is our senior night. It’s going to be a fun match against LSU for sure.” Together Rapp and Hiler have had one of the most successful tenures of any senior class in the program’s recent history. The two seniors have compiled 91 wins in their four seasons at UK, and will look to improve on that number even further at the end of this season. They have appeared in three NCAA tournaments, including last year’s Sweet 16 run, and were a part of UK’s first and only Southeastern Conference Eastern Division championship team last season. This season, Rapp and Hiler have had to deal with playing around a young squad, but they have enjoyed the journey from start to finish. “This season has gone differently than I expected,” PHOTO BY SCOTT HANNIGAN | STAFF Rapp said. “But this team has UK's Becky Pavan, left, and Lauren Rapp attempt a block against the been one of my favorites to University of Oregon at Memorial Coliseum during the second round play with, we are more of a of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009.


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