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Women’s basketball beats Coker College

Live Blog: UK vs. Morehouse at 7 p.m.

Football’s 30-13 win over Ole Miss

UK nabs first conference win Beats Ole Miss 30-13 with freshman QB making first start By Ethan Levine

In a game between two SEC basement-dwellers both desperate for a win, it was the UK offense that made the difference in the fourth quarter. Behind three offensive touchdowns in the game’s final 12 minutes, UK (4-5, 1-4 SEC) defeated the Ole Miss Rebels (2-7, 0-5 SEC) 30-13 Saturday in Commonwealth Stadium. “It was a long time coming it feels like,” senior linebacker Ron-

nie Sneed said. “We had a lot of letdowns this season, but everybody clicked today and I feel like we showed what we can do when we all click.” In freshman quarterback Maxwell Smith’s first career start, the Cats came at Ole Miss with their most balanced offensive attack this year. Smith finished 19for-36, throwing for 283 yards and his first two career touchdown passes. Smith also went his second consecutive week throwing more than 30 passes without an interception, helping UK finish

drives and put more points on the board. “He definitely deserves to be the starter next week,” UK head coach Joker Phillips said. “We aren’t making a quarterback controversy or anything like that. He deserves to be the starter next week.” Senior wide receiver Matt Roark continued his resurgence into the offense, recording another seven catches for 116 yards following his 13-catch performance last week. Since Smith took over at quarterback, Roark has 20

catches and 232 yards receiving. “I set an expectation for myself and I have to push myself to meet it every week,” Roark said. “I didn’t really do anything different in practice, just kept going hard and working.” When asked what Smith has been doing to revive Roark’s season the last two weeks, Roark simply answered: “He’s throwing me the ball.” But Roark wasn’t the only UK wideout allowed in on the fun. Junior wide receiver La’Rod King also helped his new quarterback Saturday, catching three PHOTO BY MIKE WEAVER | STAFF passes for 102 yards and a touch- Junior wide receiver La’Rod King caught a See FOOTBALL on page 4 38-yard touchdown pass in the second half.

Voter’s guide for upcoming state elections By Cami Stump

Here’s what you need to know about the candidates running in Kentucky’s state elections on Tuesday.

GUBERNATORIAL RACE Beshear/Abramson Steve Beshear, Kentucky Governor Party: Democratic Hometown: Dawson Springs, Ky. Education: UK, UK College of Law Interesting Fact: UK Student Government president, 1964-65 Beshear


UK sculpture’s annual Iron Pour brought students, teachers, alumni and spectators to the Reynolds Building Saturday to witness a public iron casting. The UK pour is in its 19th year.

Playing with fire

Jerry Abramson, former Louisville mayor Hometown: Louisville, Ky. Education: Indiana University Undergrad, Georgetown University Law School Platform: To promote a business-friendly environment throughout the state. One of Beshear’s biggest concerns has been creating and retaining jobs for Kentuckians. Has stressed fiscal responsibility and cutting government waste and has been a strong advocate for public safety laws and educational reform, through various classroom initiatives and funding reform. Campaign Slogan: Tested. Trusted. Tough. Website:


Iron Pour focused on education, community By Becca Clemons

It’s a big fire. But it’s also more than that. The UK Iron Pour, in its 19th year, is an educational process first, but it is also a community event, said Garry Bibbs, an associate professor and head of the sculpture department. Students, who are mostly sculpture-focused but also come from other majors,

learned how to make molds and cast iron at Saturday’s pour outside the Reynolds Building. Faville Donahue, a senior dual major in art studio and mechanical engineering, said the pour is like “a big family event.” It also teaches lessons unrelated to art. “Especially in an event like

UK student injured in shooting By Drew Teague

A UK student was shot outside a bar and taken to UK Chandler Hospital Friday morning. Police said they responded to a call at 1:47 a.m. to Silks Lounge at 125 N. Mill St. for shots fired. Lt. Mark Brand said when police arrived they began to figure out what happened, but the gunman was gone and junior geology major Jerrad Grider had been struck by one of the shots. “The subject had been asked to leave the See SHOOTING on page 2

this, it’s all about teamwork,” Donahue said. “Everybody has to work together in the preparation to make sure everything gets done. ... You have to take initiative.” Bibbs said many sculpture alumni returned for the event and have taken charge. “It’s a wonderful feeling to have been able to produce all these outstanding students, who are professional now, who actually come back and actually run the pour,” he said. See IRON on page 2

Conference addresses dealing with disaster


Richie Farmer, Kentucky agriculture commissioner Hometown: Manchester, Ky. Education: UK undergrad Platform: Plans to expand opportunities for creating and retaining jobs. Also wants to work to make Kentucky a better partner for businesses throughout the state. During his time as Senate president, Williams has been against increased taxes, especially on small businesses. Has emphasized the necessity of tax reform as a solution to various problems plaguing Kentucky and has highlighted the importance of government transparency. Campaign Slogan: Taking Back Kentucky Website:


Relief efforts will be needed globally By Melody Bailiff

John Lennon asked to imagine a world of brotherhood, no countries, no borders and no hunger. Nina Crimm came to UK’s campus Friday asking the same thing. Crimm, the James and Mary Lassiter Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, and three other experts discussed current issues of international disaster relief. Crimm, William Canny, James Cullen and Gregory Elder each highlighted problems faced by governments and civilians in the process of disaster

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response. The UK College of Law hosted the second annual James and Mary Lassiter Distinguished Visiting Professor Conference. The conference focus was, “Helping and Hindering Disaster Relief: Laws, Policies and Politics Impact Aid.” “Scholars warn that it is inevitable individuals across the globe will continue to need aid,” Crimm said. She asked for everyone in the room to imagine; to imagine being a Somali struggling in a famine, or a Haitian in the ruins of an earthquake. She then asked to take a second See DISASTER on page 4


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David Williams, Kentucky state Senate president Party: Republican Hometown: Burkesville, Ky. Education: UK, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Interesting Fact: Served as UK Senate president


Gatewood Galbraith, Lexington attorney Party: Independent Hometown: Carlisle, Ky. Education: UK, UK College of Law Interesting Fact: This is Galbraith’s fifth time running for governor, but his first as an independent

Dea Riley, political consultant Hometown: Shelbyville, Ky. Education: Shelby County High School Platform: It is the politics in government that is halting economic development and job creation, and cooperation is necessary to bring Kentucky back to prosperity. Also proposes extensive educational reform including $5,000 vouchers for high school graduates for furthering their educations, as well as providing laptops to all eighth graders in Kentucky to promote education through technology. Galbraith also supports alternatives to mountaintop removal mining, advocating cleaner energy sources including solar, wind, hydro and other renewable energy sources. Campaign Slogan: Now’s the Time Website: See VOTING on page 2

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IRON Continued from page 1 The SCRAP Student Sculpture Club used the event for fundraising and got the community involved. Many spectators at the pour etched their own designs into scratch blocks, into which iron was poured later in the day. “It’s another wonderful outlet for the audience to get involved — especially children, they love them,” Bibbs said, “and you also get a little memento from the actual experience of watching the pour.” And that experience drew spectators throughout the day. Children, adults, art alumni and others stayed until dark to watch the process. The first iron was poured just after 4 p.m. Donahue said the event is fun for art students, but it involves risks. “It is extremely dangerous because the metal is about 3,200 degrees,” she said, “and that’s why we have to wear all this gear and wear it in a specific manner.” Donahue said she was “mildly burned” early in the day, and another student got metal in his boot and had to be taken to the hospital. One woman passed out from fumes while charging the iron. But despite the dangers involved, an iron pour can be a rewarding learning experience for students. “Once you learn this process, you’re al-


It’s a wonderful outlet for the audience to get involved — especially children, they love them.”

Continued from page 1 premises and after he was invited to leave the premises, he turned around and fired two shots into the building,” Brand said. “That’s what struck one of the occupants.” Grider was taken to the

hospital, and “the investigation is still ongoing at this time,” he said. Brand said Lexington police are still looking for the suspect who fired the shots. Police said the victim was in stable condition at last check and should be OK. Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call 859-258-3600.

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Continued from page 1 ready apt to take this to any school and already be in practice,” Bibbs said, “which will also make you a better candidate for being a graduate student.” Bibbs said the iron pour is a unique process for getting something cast that’s become a regular event for many top universities. He said it is less expensive than getting something cast in bronze or other metals. One alumnus, he said, got iron skillets poured as Christmas gifts for his family members. Also, Bibbs said, the Iron Pour is a recruiting tool for UK. He said other schools sometimes bring potential graduate or fine arts students, but the pour also draws in those who might be interested in taking a first sculpture class. And children in awe of the fire might turn out to be sculpture students. “You never know what child up there is like, ‘Man I’m gonna do this someday,’” Bibbs said.

ATTORNEY GENERAL Jack Conway, incumbent attorney general Party: Democratic Hometown: Louisville, Ky. Education: Duke University, George Washington University National Law Center Party Platform: As attorney Conway general, Conway has taken on the fight against illegal drug use and prescription drug abuse in Kentucky. He also plans to work toward tackling Internet crime, helping students, tackling mortgage fraud and fighting Medicaid fraud. Website: Todd P’Pool, Hopkins County attorney Party: Republican Hometown: Madisonville, Ky. Education: UK, UK College of Law Party Platform: Plans to use prosecutorial experience to P’Pool battle illegal drugs. Plans to reduce the drug supply in Kentucky by cracking down on those bringing drugs into Kentucky and those writing illegal prescriptions. Also plans to increase the prosecution of criminals and the fighting of corruption. Website:

Todd Hollenbach, current state treasurer Party: Democratic Hometown: Louisville, Ky. Education: UK, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Party Platform: To provide Hollenbach oversight of all state financial accounts, to ensure the proper use of tax dollars. Also plans to promote financial education to various sectors of the state including students, farmers and military. Website: K.C. Crosbie, Lexington-

‘Lost interview’ coming to theaters

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 an 8 — There's passion in the air today. It could be an artistic awakening, calling you to create. Or it might be a more personal connection. Words come easily. Indulge. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 6 — Don't hold back. You have no trouble getting the message across. Express your deepest feelings. Leave your money in the bank. You won't need it anyway. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is an 8 — Be careful what you wish for. Others want to do what you ask. Now's a good time to consult with your partner. Someone's sharing kindness. Spread it around. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 7 — Stop putting it off, and get what you need for your

Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call 859-258-3600.

Garry Bibbs, Associate professor


LOS ANGELES — Steve Jobs is coming to a theater near you. Missing footage from an interview Apple co-founder Jobs gave about 15 years ago for a public TV miniseries has resurfaced and is the basis for a new documentary that will be shown in Landmark Theatres around the United States on Nov. 16 and 17. Curiosity about the compelling and enigmatic man behind the Apple computer, iPod, iPhone and iPad has skyrocketed since his death from cancer a month ago. A new biography of Jobs by Walter Isaacson is on top of the bestseller list, and a “60 Minutes” show featuring a lengthy segment on the book drew almost 13 million viewers for CBS. The movie, “Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview,” is from a conversation Jobs conducted with Robert Cringely for the 1996 miniseries “Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires.” The show, about the origins of the personal computer industry and the emergence of Silicon Valley as a technology hub, ran on PBS in the United States and Channel 4 in Britain. Although Jobs gave a 70-minute interview to Cringely, only 10 minutes of it were used in the finished product. When Cringely was mak-

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ing the sequel “Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet,” he went looking for the rest of the Jobs interview, but the footage had vanished. Unbeknownst to Cringely, Paul Sen, director of “Triumph of the Nerds,” had dubbed a VHS copy of the Jobs interview and chucked it in the back of his garage in a London suburb, where it sat collecting dust for years. After Jobs died, Sen went looking for the interview. He told Cringely of his find and suggested that perhaps Cringely could put it on his technology blog “I Cringely” as a “gift to the world.” The “Interview,” which was in between Jobs’ stints at Apple, captures all sides of the complex visionary. Jobs rips into Apple and rival Microsoft and goes into great detail about how betrayed he felt when he was fired from a company he helped found. Besides Los Angeles and New York, “Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview” will be screened in Landmark Theatres in 17 cities around the country, including the Silicon Valley, where the movie will play for a week in Palo Alto.

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Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — Let go of a presupposition, and abandon yourself to romance. What if you had no idea how it was going to be? Embrace the mystery. Discover harmony. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — Love is in the air (and not only in a romantic way). Bring passion and creativity to your work, and to your play. What you have to say is important. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 9 — A new collaboration with a family member is possible, even if it requires some time to work things out. Set up a long-term plan. Words come easily now. Write a love letter. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 9 — Your finances are on the upswing. If you play the game and choose your next moves well, you could also move ahead in love through open and clear communication. MCT

Fayette Urban County councilwoman Party: Republican Hometown: Lexington, Ky. Education: UK Party Platform: Make efficient use of taxpayer dollars. As Crosbie Urban County councilwoman, has consistently voted no on raising taxes and has advocated transparency and reduced government spending. Website:

Ken Moellman, information technology professional Party: Libertarian Hometown: Foster, Ky. Education: UK, UK College of Law Party Platform: Plans to reduce the Office of TreasurMoellman er’s costs, also potentially eliminating the office altogether. Will do this by bringing operations of the office up to date, streamlining repetitive activities and developing and presenting a transition plan. Website:

John Kemper III, residential building and development company partner Party: Republican Hometown: Lexington, Ky. Education: UK Party Platform: Promotes a debt-free Kentucky. Supports Kemper III lower taxes and limiting the growth of the state government. Will be a voice for fiscal responsibility. Website: Adam Edelen, selfemployed business management consultant, former chief of staff for Gov. Beshear Party: Democratic Hometown: Lexington, Ky. Education: UK Party Platform: Will fight Edelen waste, corruption and inefficiency. His approach at effectively managing the auditor position will be through accountability, common sense and transparency. Website:

SECRETARY OF STATE Bill Johnson, partner in a residential building and development company Party: Republican Hometown: Hopkinsville, Ky. Education: UK, Master’s of Business Administration from the College of William Johnson and Mary Party Platform: Promotes civic education, honest elections and business advocacy. Website: Alison Lundergan Grimes, Lexington attorney Party: Democratic Hometown: Maysville, Ky. Education: Rhodes College, American University Washington College of Law Party Platform: Plans to grow Grimes the economy and create jobs, generate more interest in elections, guarantee every vote is counted and give a green light to small businesses. Website:

AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER Robert “Bob” Farmer, marketing executive Party: Democratic Hometown: Louisville, Ky. Education: UK Party Platform: Promotes agrieconomic development, biomass development, equine Farmer industry enhancement and agriculture education. Website:

James R. Comer, Kentucky representative for Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe and Monroe counties Party: Republican Hometown: Tompkinsville, Ky. Education: Western Kentucky Comer University Party Platform: Will protect and preserve agriculture’s 50 percent share of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, will work to create and expand markets for Kentucky’s agriculture products, enhance rural economic development and develop support programs to help young farmers succeed. Website:

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Sophomore goalie Aaron Tenfelde stopped 52 shots against Indiana, but UK dropped two games to the Division I Hoosiers over the weekend.

Cool Cats drop 2 weekend games against Indiana By Patrick Thompson

The Cool Cats faced off twice against the Division I Indiana Hoosiers this weekend, losing 5-3 and 4-1. Friday night’s home action ended in heartbreak as the Cats managed to claw their way back, tying the game at 3-3 about midway through the third period, but lost in the final minutes. Indiana started the first period strong, scoring the first goal of the game just 2:15 into the game. At one point, UK was being outshot 9 to 1. “D-1 teams are on the ice more and are in better shape, that’s the biggest difference,” UK head coach Rob Docherty said. “Talent wise there isn’t a big difference, but you have to play for 60 minutes, and it shows they are in slightly better shape.” Senior captain Billy Glass agreed that when playing a Division I team, “it’s faster and a lot more physical.” However, UK was able to turn up the tempo toward the end of the period, forcing turnovers and creating open shots. UK finally answered when senior assistant captain Sean McLaughlin buried a slapshot with 1:56 remaining on the clock. Both teams played a physical but clean match in the first period, resulting in two penalties between the teams. Toward the end the play became scrappy. UK fans began taunting Indiana players, leaving them frustrat-

ed and causing brawls in between whistles. The physical play continued into the second period, with the teams committing eight total penalties. UK faced a three-on-five penalty kill for almost five minutes as a result of multiple penalties in a short period of time. UK was out shot in the second period, having just eight shots on goal, while Indiana ended the period with 23. UK also had trouble breaking the puck out of its defensive zone, as Indiana maintained its positioning and was able to move the puck on offense. However, sophomore goalie Aaron Tenfelde kept UK in the game, as he stopped all 23 Hoosier shots in the second period, reaching across his body a few times to stop quick shots. When describing Tenfelde’s weekend performance, Docherty had one word: “Fantastic.” “He stopped 52 shots on Friday and showed he can be a big-game goalie,” Docherty said. Indiana struck twice in the beginning of the third period, with 14:45 and 10:34 left on the clock, respectively. Both goals were scored in the slot, right in front of the UK net. Down 3-1, UK had to find a way back in the game somehow, and it came off of two Indiana penalties midway through the period. The first power play goal came with 8:21 remaining, as sophomore forward Hunter

McFadden assisted junior forward Tony Woodward in the slot. Soon after, UK capitalized on another power play and Glass was able to grab a rebound off of a shot from Woodward to find a wide open net. With the game tied 3-3 with 6:47 remaining, UK had a chance to win. However, a costly penalty in the closing minutes caused UK to go down a man, and Indiana capitalized on its power play for the first time, taking the lead with 3:45 left in regulation. Penalties “have been a reoccurring issue with us. We can’t afford to get them in those moments in the game,” Glass said. UK committed another penalty with 1:19 remaining, which would leave them on a penalty kill for the remainder of the game. Tenfelde was pulled from the game with a minute left to put the extra attacker on the ice, and made it five on five again. However, Indiana was able to open the play up and score the empty netter at the buzzer, defeating the Cool Cats in a heartbreaker 5-3.

between junior quarterback Morgan Newton It has taken many, many weeks, but Jokand Smith that has led to Roark’s rebirth on er Phillips’ squad has finally found an offenthe gridiron? Trust. sive identity during its 30-13 rout of Ole “That just comes from practice and we Miss. have landmarks we have to be at,” Roark Did it come from said. “He knows where they are and he does starters? No. Did it come from rising superstars? No; a good job of hitting us when we get there. or maybe some unexpected If we’re not there then he’s still going to hit the landmark so we have to get there for it.” superstars have now been He also attributed Smith’s passing techfound. nique. With the help of re“His ball is very catchable,” Roark said. placements, the Cats have CODY “I like the way he puts it.” found their first victory in PORTER Coming off the heels of a career game SEC play this season. against Mississippi State, Williams, who has Saturday’s balanced atKernel tack, led by freshman quar- emerged as an offensive force for the Cats columnist terback Maxwell Smith and even during their struggles earlier this seajunior running back CoShik son, rushed for 111 yards on 25 carries and Williams, was just what UK needed on what two touchdowns. The effect Williams has had on the ofcould have been called a disaster of a season. fense may be greater than that of Smith. Smith, in his first career start, completed Once the fact that the balance was needed 19 of his 36 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns. Those two touchdowns were the seemed to set in during the second half, the results of two monumental plays for the Cats. Cats rocketed on offense. “Once you start throwing the ball it helps After struggling to judge his distance on the deep ball early in the game, the freshman you run the football,” Phillips said. “Then it hooked up with junior wide receiver La’Rod becomes a cat and mouse game. When we King on a 38-yard touchdown pass and a 55- are able to do one of the things well, I think it helps the other areas of our offense.” yard completion that set up an eight-yard The timing of this offensive renaissance touchdown moments later. couldn’t be better with the Cats facing a After joking with the media about who gauntlet to capture their sixth consecutive would start next week, Phillips made it clear that the quarterback competition was basical- bowl berth. More importantly, it seems as if they fily over. nally broke bad. Even with defensive-mindSmith “definitely deserves to be the ed Vanderbilt and Georgia looming, I’m constarter next week,” Phillips said. “To me a fident in saying that the Cats have found the big-time quarterback takes it right in the lips answer to their offensive problems. and stands in there and delivers. He is performing like a freshman at times with some of the things he is doing but at times he is showing big-time flashes of being a great quarterback for us.” One question that was answered for many on Saturday was that senior wide receiver Matt Roark could become a threat to the opposition with Smith under center. Roark, looking like a whole new athlete, hauled in seven receptions for 116 yards. He even showed his versatility on a 7-yard rush to help run clock early in PHOTO BY MIKE WEAVER | STAFF the fourth quarter. Freshman quarterback Maxwell Smith “definitely deserves to be the So what’s the difference starter next week,” head coach Joker Phillips said.

Next Game Who: Kentucky vs. Bowling Green State University When: Friday at 11 p.m. Where: Bowling Green, Ohio

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UK Hoops wins first exhibition By Les Johns

UK Hoops head coach Matthew Mitchell might want to bottle Sunday’s halftime speech for use later in the season. The Cats took advantage of a 29-0 run to start the second half, to rout Division II opponent Coker College 86-44 Sunday afternoon at Memorial Coliseum in the Cats’ only exhibition game of the season. The run to start the second half was fueled by defensive intensity. The Cats forced 14 Coker turnovers and allowed just seven field goal attempts during the 29-0 run over the first nine minutes of the half. “The big message was to not let our offensive woes — we were missing so many layups — affect us on defense with our energy,” Mitchell said. “We were really going to be disappointed if we didn't play harder than Coker in the second half.” The Cats came out of the gate strong, building an early 28-5 lead over Coker. The undersized Coker took advantage of a 28-22 first-half rebounding edge to move closer to the Cats. Coker drew within sin-

gle digits late in the half and trailed 32-21 “Just to play in this kind of environment is going in to halftime. a blessing.” The Cats forced Coker to turn the ball The Cats’ dominance put a damper on over 40 times and rode the second half the homecoming appearance for Jenny spurt to the 42-point win. Pfeiffer Finora, a former Cat who is the UK had a balanced offensive attack, all-time leader in free-throw percentage with seven players scoring more than eight and is third all-time in 3-point field goals points and five in double figures. made. Aside from getting a few more touches Finora, who is in her second season as for pre-season All-SEC guard A’dia Math- head coach for Coker College, was happy ies, Mitchell was pleased with the bal- to be back in Lexington. anced scoring. “There’s nothing better than Kentucky “I was happy with the distribution,” fans,” Finora said. “It just felt really good Mitchell said. “I think that is the kind of to be back.” team we will need to be.” Finora believes the Cats are going to The Cats were led by be tough to beat this year. freshman Bria Goss, who “I hope to see them in scored 17 points in her the Final Four and all the first game as a Cat. way,” Finora said. “I think “She is tremendously they have a lot of talented Who: Kentucky vs. Morehead talented and has an unbekids and the sky is the limState lievable feel for the it for them.” When: Friday at 7 p.m. game,” Mitchell said. “I'm The Hoops team opens Where: Morehead State excited to see her progresthe regular season on the Radio: UK IMG sion this season.” road Friday night against “It was everything I Morehead State. The expected when I first got home opener is Tuesday here,” Goss said about the Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. against Memorial atmosphere. Jacksonville State.

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Freshman Bria Goss scored 17 points in UK’s 86-44 exhibition win over Coke College Sunday.

Cats prepare defense for exhibition Missouri officially Calipari starting to fully install full-court press and switching joins SEC By Sam Rothbauer

After UK’s exhibition game against Transylvania, the Cats walked away knowing the defensive press needed to be adjusted. The start of last week’s exhibition was slow, with players trying to adapt to playing with opponents wearing colors other than blue and white. “Our first exhibition, just playing another team, probably had a little bit of nerves, especially the freshmen,” sophomore guard Jarrod Polson said. But they’re working together on defense and working on executing offensive plays, Polson said. Often during the game against Transy the Cats were attempting to press, but when switching they lost sight of players, allowing them to find an open man for a 3-pointer. “We probably spent 15 minutes on the press before we pressed in that game,” head coach John Calipari said. “Then I saw where we were with it and

now I’ve spent time really showing them where they’re supposed to be.” When the Cats got a handle on the press during the Transy game, that enabled them to force turnovers and steals, but this defensive strategy isn’t the only thing on which they’re focusing. UK has “just been working on defense, rebounding, those are our two key points,” freshman forward Anthony Davis said. “Especially since we gave up a lot of threes on Transylvania.” While Davis was having difficulty posting up during the game against Transy, his post game isn’t something that Calipari finds necessary to be successful. “You post up (sophomore forward) Terrence Jones, you post up (freshman forward) Michael (Kidd)-Gilchrist, you post up (senior guard) Darius (Miller), you post up (freshman forward) Kyle Wiltjer,” Calipari said. “You use the things that (Davis) does well instead of trying to force him, but he’s done fine. “We’re still learning and still trying to figure out exactly how we’re going to play.”

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Freshman forward Anthony Davis has been urged by UK’s coaching staff to stop standing straight up while playing offense in an effort to be tougher.

from the front page FOOTBALL Continued from page 1 down. The Ole Miss defense left King (6-foot-5 with plenty of jumping ability) in single coverage deep down the field a number of times, and in the second half, Smith found King for completions of 38 (the touchdown completion) and 55 yards, giving the offense the spark it needed to pull away from the Rebels. UK’s success throwing the ball also carried over to the ground game and junior running back CoShik Williams. In his third straight week of significant playing time, Williams rushed 25 times for 111 yards and two touchdowns, hitting the 100yard mark for the second time in that three-week span. For the day, the UK offense amounted 398 total yards of offense: 283 yards through the air and 115 more on the ground.

The defense did its part as well, holding Ole Miss to just one touchdown and keeping the Rebels scoreless for the final 22 a half minutes. On its first two drives, Ole Miss drove the field to the red zone, only to be held to a field goal by the Cats’ defense. After taking an early 60 lead with 3:19 still remaining in the first quarter, UK would outscore Ole Miss 307 for the rest of the game. Senior linebackers Danny Trevathan and Winston Guy led the defense once again Saturday, recording 17 and 10 tackles, respectively. Trevathan’s 17 were a game high, and his interception in the second quarter was the only turnover by either team all afternoon. “I just try to play off my guys and feed off them,” Trevathan said. “I just try to motivate those guys. The offensive line did a good job of shutting down the quarterback and trying to let me fill voids and exploit the gaps.

DISASTER Continued from page 1 to envision being in the military or part of a disaster relief organization trying to provide aid. Crimm warned that as funds for non-governmental organizations shrink, international aid will suffer into 2012. Sixty percent of emergency relief comes from these NGOs, and with fiscal limitations this number may decrease, Crimm said. William Canny, the director Catholic Relief Services emergency operations, said post9/11 laws have put constraints on aid. In compliance with terrorism laws, the government has asked NGOs to provide the names and addresses of their vendors (if they buy blankets, supplies, etc.), as well as names of their employees. This information is going into anti-terrorist data bases and NGOs feel there is a lack of trust between them and the government, Canny said. This lack of trust will undoubtedly hurt disaster relief, he said. Gregory Elder, the U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance acting regional coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, discussed what

All the credit goes to those guys.” With Trevathan’s interception, UK won the turnover battle for the eighth time under Phillips as head coach. With the Ole Miss win, the Cats are now 7-1 for the turnover battle under Phillips (the only loss came against Mississippi State last week). “Coach always tells us, statistically, when we get turnovers for the offense, we have a better chance of winning the game,” Sneed said. “Usually we do — last game was an exception. When we can get those turnovers for the offense, it gives them the opportunity to get on the field and make plays and get touchdowns. So every time we do that, it really turns out in our favor.” The Cats now must win two of their final three games in order to clinch a sixth straight bowl berth. Beginning next week, UK will travel to Vanderbilt and Georgia

legal policies the government uses for disaster relief. Elder said the U.S. government looks at the magnitude of the disaster, that the host country government has requested and will accept U.S. government assistance and it is in interest of the U.S. government to provide assistance. James P. Cullen, a retired Brigadier general in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, discussed the relationship between the military and NGO in relief response. The focus of the military is to enter the country first, such as Haiti, provide stability for NGOs and then withdraw, Cullen said. Constraints of a commander’s relief ability, Cullen said, are rules of engagement, equipment and fiscal. “With more missions today than the Vietnam era, the military is given more to do in an unachievable time frame. There is never enough time, equipment or resources. We have to choose the right priorities and focus on those,” Cullen said. With the current policies that hinder relief aid, it is hard to imagine the world John Lennon laid out. The world Crimm spoke of on a rainy Friday morning, though, is real. Just imagine.

The University of Missouri will join the SEC on July 1, 2012, the league announced Sunday. SEC Presidents and Chancellors unanimously voted for Missouri to join and begin conference play in the 2012-13 season. Missouri joins Texas A&M as recent additions the conference, which will have 14 members beginning next year. “The addition of Missouri has me excited for two reasons,” UK head coach John Calipari tweeted. “One, it’s a terrific school and an outstanding athletic department. Two, my wife was born in Osceola, Mo. My in-laws, Ray and Sue Higgins, still live there. Welcome to the SEC!” The Missouri’s men’s basketball team has made it to the NCAA Tournament three straight seasons, and its football team has been to post-season bowl games for six straight years. There is a possibility of the SEC going to a nine-game football schedule, rather than the current eight-game format. If so, it could jeopardize the Louisville game. It is not known when a decision about scheduling would occur.

Correction before finishing up the season at home against Tennessee on Senior Day. “I’m never down, never at all,” King said. “Just keep pushing man, you just got to never know to give up, just keep pushing.”

In Friday’s paper, women’s rugby player Ali Yunker was incorrectly labeled a junior in the photo caption. She is actually a senior. The Kernel regrets the error. To report an error, call the Kentucky Kernel at 257-1915 or email

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eva mcenrue | opinions editor |

letter to the editor

Atheism’s Occupy protesters out of line debt to Christianity This letter is a response to an Nov. 1 article titled “Police attacking Occupy protesters.”

By Derek King

There is little doubt that college is the most formative time of life in a person’s intellectual development. Certainly, that extends to religion. More often than not, whatever religious beliefs one holds upon graduating college, they will hold for a lifetime. During this past month in the Kernel, I have noticed such religious articles covering panels on campus, an agnostic and Christian debate and an atheist alliance. As a person who is seeking to hold a career in the sphere of “religion,” we owe it to the thousands of students on UK’s campus to intelligent, thoughtful and honest dialogue. Recently, a “new atheism” has emerged to bring us the likes of Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins — all fierce debaters and adamantly opposed to a God they argue doesn’t exist. These men assert that Christianity, aside from being false, is ultimately bad for the world. In their plethora of best-selling books, they eagerly attack Christianity seeking to prove that it has ultimately been a destructive force, doing more harm than good. Although it may be fashionable to join in the hate parade of Christianity, such attacks are often based on myth and an oversimplified view of history. Dr. David Bentley Hart said it best when he noted, “Christianity has from its beginning portrayed itself as a gospel of peace, a way of reconciliation (with God, with other creatures) and a new model of human community, offering the ‘peace which passes understanding’ to a world enmeshed in sin and violence.” Dr. Hart has been called one of the most brilliant scholars of religion of our time, wrote the award-winning book “Atheist Delusions” and is one of the top theologians of our time. In his book he examines the accuracy of the baseless attacks on Christianity. UK Christian Student Fellowship (located on the corner of Columbia and Woodland near the library) will be hosting Dr. Hart this Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Dr. Hart will give a talk titled “Atheism’s Debt to Christianity: How the Christian Revolution Shaped the Modern World (and why we should all be thankful).” I encourage all — including atheists and skeptics — to come this Wednesday night and see one of the top intellectuals of our time tackle this tough issue. Whether you are a Christian interested in defending faith or a skeptic who has been turned off by the failures of Christianity — this is the night for you. Derek King is a political science senior. Email

I read “Police attacking Occupy protesters” by Robert Wilhelm and I was slightly intrigued, so MATTHEW I decided to look into it MCGUIRE for myself. Contributing I would have been columnist delighted if you would have provided some sort of link or reference to the accusations in your belligerent rant, but you didn't so I just checked on the Internet. It is to my understanding that this protest is partially against corporate greed, so obviously the majority of people there will be filming with their iPhones and video cameras right? Well, from what I can see, that certainly is the case. My search was indeed fruitful. The first video I came across was of some lady getting pepper sprayed for what appeared to be no reason. Maybe she spit on the police officer, threw an object at the cop or did something to that nature. If she did, I didn’t see it so I will assume the cop was out of line. After watching that video I thought that you were indeed correct in the allegations presented in your article. It’s a shame that I try to base my opinions off of more than one instance or very limited information, so I continued my search, watching video after video of amateur Occupy Wall Street footage. What I found seemed to indicate that the pepper spray video was the exception, not the rule.

In the majority of videos I saw, people were yelling at police (not a big deal), pushing police, resisting arrest and, in a few videos, throwing things at the police. Search “Occupy Denver video: Cops pepper-spray protesters, fire rubber bullets” on YouTube. You will indeed find protesters being shot by those “less than lethal” weapons you referred too. However, if you are able to temporarily cast aside your rage and watch carefully, you will notice that while they are preaching nonviolence, they certainly are not practicing what they preach. The people in this video are reminiscent of an angry mob, not a peaceful protest. They are belligerently screaming at the police, pushing the police and throwing objects at the police. I know if I were a police officer in that situation, I would certainly feel physically threatened to say the least. Judging by the gas masks these “peaceful protesters” certainly knew what they were getting themselves into and possibly even had sinister intentions from the get go. Which brings me to the pregnant mother you were talking about. Oddly enough, I could not find a single video to validate your claim, which was odd considering the amount of cameras in every video. So let’s assume that she was not attacking the officers, resisting arrest or even doing anything illegal. Based off of the massive amount of news coverage, YouTube videos and the vibe of the protest, it should have been obvious to her that as an expecting mother, it is not in the best interest of the unborn child to be involved in such an event. Per-

sonally, her poor judgment makes me hope that social services at least looks into her. As for the veteran that the media is trying to make into a martyr, my heart goes out to him, it really does. It is unfortunate that he was injured so badly. Do I think that the police intended to hurt him that badly? No. Do I think he was being 100 percent peaceful when he got hurt? I don't know, but I'll tell you what I do know. As a veteran of four deployments and numerous port calls around the world, I know how rowdy military people can get from time to time (I am no exception). I’m sure a lot of people have been peacefully protesting and gotten tear gassed. Well, that’s what happens when the police repeatedly ask you to disperse and you do not. Also, it’s standard issue to get tear gassed in boot camp. I know what it feels like. It sucks, but it’s not that big of a deal. Lastly, I do not understand why so many people are so irate about student loans. They were not forced to take loans. Since they are in college, I would seriously hope they understood they had to pay them back when they applied, and if they can't find a job maybe they should have researched a major that will lead to a job in good demand and is decent paying before they took on such a burden. Occupy Wall Street? No thanks. I’d rather have Wall Street occupy my safety deposit box. Matthew McGuire is a economics junior. Email

Kardashian, gay marriage unrelatable This letter is a response to an Nov. 2 article titled “In days of divorce, gay marriage irrelevant no more.” If you didn’t get a chance to read the artiEMMA cle, “In days of divorce, SCOTT gay marriage on sideContributing lines no more,” let me columnist summarize the introduction for you: Because Kim Kardashian’s marriage lasted 72 days, gay marriage should be legal. Shew, this gay marriage debate has been going on for far too long. Thank

goodness Kim Kardashian put an end to it. I’m glad everything is settled now. Hold on, what? The article continues to say, “to those of you who argue against gay marriage, behold the people who represent what you stand for.” So, Kim Kardashian is the spokeswoman for all those against gay marriage? That’s a little insulting. To think that any group would pick Kardashian to speak on an issue (other than how reality TV numbs our intellects) is absurd. Let’s not insult those against gay marriage by having the audacity to honestly imply that this debate has anything at all to do with a reality TV star.

Even once I got through the introduction, the article's main point — because heterosexuals keep getting divorced, homosexuals should be able to marry — does not make sense to me. Because doctors keep making mistakes, should we allow more people to be doctors? I'm missing the relationship here. As a Kernel reader, I'm just asking that complex and serious issues be treated with the respect (and word count) that they deserve. Instead of oversimplifying either side, let's have an actual discussion — reality TV show references optional. Emma Scott is a biology and Spanish junior. Email

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joy priest | features editor |


Martha on the Move: Indian lifestyle not so predictable


Diwali Dhoom, the Hindu “festival of light,” was celebrated Saturday with a 10-act show blending Indian tradition with modern music.

‘Puss in Boots’ returns fairytales’ charm Long before the events of “Shrek,” the 2011 animated spinoff “Puss in Boots” tells the tale of a savvy swashbuckling feline by the name of Puss (Antonio Banderas). DAVE Beginning his STEELE journey alone, Puss is Kernel living the life of a columnist renowned outlaw with a bounty on his head. Stealing from the oblivious while taking strays to his bed with finesse and charm, Puss is quite the anti-hero. However, after an encounter with the equally scandalous cat Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) and the criminal mastermind Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis), Puss finds himself in a treasure hunt that spans the likes of multiple fairy tales. With inconceivable riches at

stake, the gang undertakes a series of schemes to acquire magical beans from murderous duo Jack and Jill (Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris). But when an ancient power threatens a town’s safety, and conflicting motives within the group threaten the entire operation, it is up to Puss to do the right thing. Considering the quality of most blockbuster spinoffs (like the gem “Evan Almighty”), most moviegoers more than likely rolled their eyes at the trailer for “Puss in Boots.” While reluctant to give this movie a chance when it first hit theaters, I was eventually drawn in by the wave of positive reviews — and perhaps the cats, too. With Dreamworks cranking out classics such as “How to Train Your Dragon,” it wasn’t too surprising that “Puss in Boots” had excellent storytelling and character development. “Puss in Boots” takes a page

from Shrek’s book by blending a medley of fairytales with comic relief to give audiences a final product that was both captivating and hilarious. In fact, “Puss in Boots” actually succeeds where some of the “Shrek” sequels failed. When director Chris Miler (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa”) focuses more on lining a quality plot with jokes, rather than the other way around, the result is truly a treat. The voice acting for Puss in Boots was also terrific. Banderas and Hayek have displayed formidable chemistry in past films, such as “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” and “Puss in Boots” is no exception. With a great story, talented cast and breathtaking visuals, “Puss in Boots” is just another example of how Dreamworks continues to give Pixar a run for its money. Steele’s Reels: 4/5 stars

After a year as an editor at the Kernel, I decided to take a trip around the world. You would too. There is no curried chicken in the “Jungle Book.” And Indians don’t usually spontaneously burst into song and dance in the rain like they do in Bollywood films. If your understanding of India MARTHA is limited to GROPPO “Slumdog Millionaire” Kernel columnist and a call center that periodically ticked you off, you should probably visit some time. India was the 12th country on my trek around the world. I didn’t really know what to expect going into India, mainly because so many people had told me what I should expect — and everyone had a different opinion: “It will change your life.” “You will hate it.” “You will love the food.” “You will have explosive diarrhea that will make you wish you were dead.” “You will be attacked and eaten by a tiger.” OK, so no one actually told me the last one, but I was warned of rabid dogs and charging cows. The truth is, I wasn’t even sure what I thought about India after leaving. It’s a massive country with more variety than you can imagine. I do now know what I think about several things, however: 1. I think saris are the most beautiful outfits I’ve seen

anywhere in the world. I also think they are hard to tie. I spent two hours in front of the mirror before I could get a result that didn’t look like it had been tied by an inebriated Roman used to wearing togas. 2. I think the Taj Mahal is the most perfect man-made building in the world. I also think it’s strange that the Indians there asked to get their pictures with me instead of the Taj. Especially considering how I looked at noon, in 100degree weather, after getting up at 4 a.m. 3. I think India might be the most religiously diverse country I’ve visited. I also think it would have been nice to keep my shoes on in the temple dedicated to people with skin diseases. 4. I think cricket is incredibly fun. I also think the orphans who taught me deserve a nicer bat and a field to play on instead of piles of garbage. Someone once told me “whatever you say about India, the opposite was true.” I stayed in one of the nicest hotels I’ve ever seen and also slept in a hotel bed with bugs and bloodstains. I saw expensive mausoleums and a body floating down the Ganges. I saw wandering cows, begging children and men defecating in plain sight, and malls, businesses and mansions. What do I think of India? Everything I just said. And the opposite. Martha Groppo is a journalism and history senior. Follow her blog at www.muliebrousmartha.

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