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UK cheerleading wins championship 19th national title for the Cats

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K2 welcomes students Activities offered all month, kick off semester By Jarrod Thacker

In an attempt to soften the drudgery that is the beginning of the spring semester, various UK organizations are banding together to create a more interesting experience for students. K2, or K Week 2, is a collection of social and academic activities offered in January for returning and incoming students. It is compiled by the Office of New Student and Parent Programs. “We would hear from students that there is nothing to do in January, so the semester just started with a thud,” said Nancy Stephens, assistant director of New Student and Parent Programs. “Over the last four or so years we’ve been looking a little more closely at how we start the spring semester. The K2 Kickoff, a student orientation program that took place last Tuesday, was one of the only activities geared predominantly toward incoming UK students, said Michelle Ashcraft, assistant director of New Student and Parent Programs. All students, regardless of class rank, are eligible to attend the remaining events. “One of the myths that we try to dispel, is that K2 is only for new students,” Stephens said. “We want to welcome back everyone that was here in the fall.” Different student and school organizations, such as the Christian Student Fellowship and the Cats Den, host these activities throughout the month. All during the first week of this semester, the Cats Den conducted a “free play,” where students could use their services without charge. “It’s to kind of give students the opportunity to utilize the Cats Den, and be a little more excited to be back,” said Stephanie Martin, assistant director for activities and marketing. UK freshman Andrew Hale played video games with his friends during the See K2 on page 2


Citizens of Lexington walk in the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom March in downtown Lexington on Monday.

A day fit for a King MLK celebration includes march By Luke Glaser

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PAWS Center grand opening Tuesday

The Adkisson family demonstrates the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. day at the MLK Freedom March in downtown Lexington Monday.

Art trail links historic spaces Program aims to expose art to Kentuckians in public places By Steven King

The PAWS Center, a health education resource for students, will have its grand opening Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of the University Health Service, according to a news release. Students will be able to see health models, like a pound of fat vs. a pound of muscle or how much sugar is in a can of soda. Free condoms will be available. Food, t-shirts and other items will be given away as prizes. The event is sponsored by University Health Service and the PAWS Center. STAFF REPORT

“Monumental Moments” was more than a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. It was a celebration. Lexington’s 40th annual celebration of King’s birthday coincided with the centennial of Mahalia Jackson, a celebrated African-American gospel singer, with music playing a prominent theme throughout. Two-hundred yards away from the Lexington Center’s Heritage Hall, one could hear the harmonies of a choir and the crowd’s response to the music. Several actresses from the musical “Mahalia,” which was written by a UK student in 1983, returned to the stage to perform some of her most famous numbers. Highlights included Sandra “Cissy” Williams’ “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” and Gloria Edward Tompkins singing “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hand.” The holiday’s message of unity and love for all was demonstrated by Tompkins’ added lyrics to indlude such entities as Catholics, atheists, racists and President Barack Obama. A delegation of UK students who had attended the opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., was recognized at the ceremony, including hospitality management and tourism junior Ashley Campbell. “That was the first time I had heard of [MaSee MLK on page 2

The College of Design’s semester project, the “Northern Kentucky Historic Art Spaces Trail” is continuing to expand. The semester project is over and now the work will be coupled with the efforts of the Gaines Center for Humanities’ Museums Without Walls project, but the exact nature of the work is yet to be determined, said Professor Douglas Appler,

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the Helen Edwards Abell Chair in Historic Preservation and the leader of the “Northern Kenucky Historic Art Spaces Trail.” The Museum Without Walls project aims to give Kentuckians exposure to art in public places. Through creating public openness to historic art, Museum Without Walls will build on the efforts of the College of Design from last semester, and make the unique art Kentucky


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has to offer more open to the public. The exact process is currently being determined, Appler said. He said the trail connects the historical art spaces along Kentucky Route 8, a highway that stretches over 100 miles along the Northern Kentucky region. Forty-seven art spaces were selected, comprised of historical buildings (those more than 50 years old) being used as art galleries, art instructional spaces and performance art, Appler said. Lauren Letsinger, a senior ISC major and native of the Northern Kentucky town of Flo-

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rence, has visited some art spaces in the area. “They are captivating,” Letsinger said. “The art sites in Northern Kentucky seem to be one of a kind.” Bridging the gap between all of the historical art spaces in a comprehensive manner will allow people to visit multiple sites along Kentucky Route 8, and inform people about the sites so they can plan their tour accordingly, Appler said. “People will be able to plan a weekend based off what they are interested in seeing with the trail,” Appler said. While the trail will provide See TRAIL on page 2


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MLK Continued from page 1 halia Jackson],” Campbell said. “There wasn’t a song I didn’t like.” On hand to welcome the crowd was UK’s President Eli Capilouto, who spoke of the lessons of King. Capilouto, who was born in Montgomery, Ala., grew up during the tumultuous times of the civil rights era in the segregated city, and said his father’s office was mere blocks away from King’s home when it was bombed. Despite the “full scale racial war” erupting around them, Capilouto said King prevailed. “He conquered hate with love for his enemies,” Capilouto said, also speaking of King’s “simple truths— love for one another, an understanding and acceptance for

TRAIL Continued from page 1 a vessel for art connoisseurs to obtain information, others are benefitting from the project in other valuable ways. Appler said the experience of working on the trail for a semester project was valuable to the students in the College of Design. “I think many of the students had a great experience,” he said. “They got to do serious archival research,

one’s heritage.” Mayor Jim Gray spoke of Lexington’s checkered past in regards to race. “There have been a lot of peaks, but there have been a lot of valleys,” Gray said. “One of the most inspiring moments of every year is today.” The keynote address was delivered by Marc Lamont Hill, one of the leading hiphop generation intellectuals in the country. Campbell said Hill left her with a sense of goals and purpose. “Lots of people think we have made it, but actually we haven’t,” she said. “We need to keep striving to educate ourselves, respect each other, those of different cultures and minorities.” The ceremony was preluded by the annual march commemorating King, which Campbell described as crowded and successful,

a lot of good, solid face-toface contact with community groups and other people who are involved with historical buildings on a daily basis." Students from the College of Design each focused on a small number of sites, learning about the buildings’ origin and history, Appler said. College of Design student Kathy Martinolich remembers a historical space she researched. “I had two sites in Ludlow and one in Fort Thomas and found out so many inter-

despite the rain. “I felt like I needed to go there,” said Campbell, who was marching as a representative of UK NAACP. “Marching is what brought me there.” Charles Little & Ensemble, which had the crowd singing and dancing before the ceremony even began, started the ceremony off with the Black National Anthem. Written by James Weldon Johnson, the song’s verses included the lyrics, “We have come over a way that with tears has been watered.” The march and the ceremony, a commemoration of what has been, was also an inspiring tribute to how far down that path humanity has come. Mistress of Ceremonies Saida Grundy summed up the feeling of the attendees: “Today is truly a monumental moment.”

esting things about each of them,” Martinolich said. "The Masonic Hall I researched was a pharmacy for a long time and was actually featured in the movie ‘Lost in Yonkers.’” Now the challenge is finding a way to make the trail accessible to the public, Appler said. “If it gets picked up, how it looks will have to be decided,” he said. “It could be on a website, a downloadable map, and people will be able to find it.”

Betty White celebrates 90 WHAT IT’S ABOUT: 90 years ago Tuesday, a very special lady was born. She’s beloved (goes without saying), but this career is so varied and rich and ongoing that attention must be paid. Tonight, it will be paid. NBC is clearing the prime-time decks for a 90-minute special taped at Los Angeles’ Biltmore Hotel. According to the network, “From her first words on radio in 1947, to her current (TV Land) series ‘Hot In Cleveland,’ viewers will be taken on an unprecedented journey through Betty’s storied career.” Special guests are special indeed — Mary Tyler Moore, Carl Reiner, Morgan Freeman, Tina Fey, Ray Romano, William Shatner and many more, with musical performances and surprises. No review copies of either this or “Rockers” — a reality show about seniors playing tricks on juniors — were

Horoscope To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 9 — Define your terms, and prepare everything in private. Negotiations come to fruition easily. Relax and figure out what to watch for next. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — Something that you thought wouldn't work actually will. Seek funding for it. Accept it as a gift, maybe. Giving it to you may serve someone else. Research outside your genre. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 7 — An expert opens your eyes to a whole new level. Although you love action, what you need now is peace, quiet and stability. Work together. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is an 8 — Your willingness to learn new technology gives you an edge. Watch out for surprises at

available. MY SAY: Actually, what more is left to say? Betty White is a national treasure. On this everyone can agree. But keep an eye out for that show that is previewed afterward. A three-minute clip of “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” was posted on the Web recently and has probably gone viral by now. How to describe this? Betty White meets “Punk’d” meets “Candid Camera.” “Old people are marginalized,” the voice-over booms. “They’re not even in the key demo! ... Now they’re fighting back.” The clip is very randy ... and very funny. If the series, still without an airdate, becomes a hit, then Betty White will be the one who has saved NBC. That’s right: Betty.

work. Write up your thoughts. Follow up on correspondence. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is an 8 — Do your share of the work. Communicate over long distances. Being interested makes you interesting. The more you discover together, the deeper your love grows. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 — Don't forget the truth; it's always a good starting point. Talk a little. Define your terms. How do you want it to be? Work it out so everyone wins. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — Relax and enjoy the view. Notes prove valuable. Think over what you want. Define terms, review the steps and sell it. Prepare everything in private. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 9 — Pay attention to new financial opportunities without losing sight of your commitments. Have a conversation with your accountant. Diligence pays off.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — Focus on the openings instead of on the blocks. Find beauty in the details. You move the idea outside the box. Prepare more than you think you can cover. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — Reward your partner with quality time, as much as possible. Go ahead and get romantic. Watch out for surprises. Epic dreams paint a dynamic vision. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Your real friends are there to help you get grounded. It's a great time to tell your story. Let your emotions pour out. Don't hold anything back. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — Have you considered writing a book? Even if you don't write, you could get a ghostwriter. You can accomplish more than you thought possible now. Dream big. MCT

K2 Continued from page 1 free play. “I think this is really cool,” Hale said. “I just haven’t been to very much right now with classes getting started. I’m still trying to figure out what I’m trying to do in college right now.” The hectic nature of the spring semester; inclement weather, shorter amount of time for planning and starting in the middle of the week has caused the K2 program to extend its duration from one week to one month in recent years, Ashcraft said. This gives organizations more flexibility and students more time to become acclimated to coming back from winter break.

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kernelsports sam rothbauer

sports editor |

Rossi’s 2012 debut results in championship 1st time UK singles competitor has won since 1989 By Andrew Dunn

UK men’s tennis junior Anthony Rossi clinched SEC Coaches’ Indoor Singles Title Monday. As with any sport, tennis requires some sort of strategy or game plan heading into a game. When it comes to UK tennis, there’s one thing that head coach Dennis Emery has tried to

instill in his players. “You can play with emotion without playing emotionally,” Emery said. Rossi stepped onto Ryan Holder Court at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington on Monday to stand toe-to-toe with the nation’s 10th-ranked player, Sadio Doumbia of Georgia. Almost from the start, Rossi consistently shouted in excitement as he earned

point after point. He managed to keep himself calm in even the most frustrating moments. As the first set came to a close and the second set began, the Georgia Bulldog’s frustration may have been the difference between a win and a loss. Rossi, ranked 36th in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, won the match, 6-4, 6-3,

thus earning himself the tournament championship. He did so winning three break points throughout the match without allowing a single one to Doumbia. Furthermore, Rossi accumulated six aces, including one that clinched the first set. He committed fewer unforced errors than Doumbia, which proved to be a big difference. The key error of the match was Doumbia’s long shot that won Rossi the championship. “I’m really happy,”

Rossi said, “I was expecting to play a great tournament, but not to win it.” Shots were constantly returned crosscourt, and both Doumbia and Rossi showed great endurance in continuing to answer. In the end, it was Rossi’s forehand shot that was the key to his victory. Rossi’s victory in the Coaches’ Indoor marks the first time a UK singles competitor has won it since 1989 when Adam Malik took the championship.

Elsewhere in the tournament, UK players Eric Quigley and Tom Jomby were defeated in the quarterfinal round. The team of Quigley and Panav Jha advanced to the semifinal round of the doubles tournament before dropping their match against Marcel and Chris Thiemann of Ole Miss. Over the next couple weeks, the seventh-ranked Cats will face Michigan State, IUPUI, Indiana and Eastern Kentucky.

UK Cheerleading earns 19th national title Won title 4 of past 5 years, 7 of past 9


The UK Cheerleading team, seen here at Big Blue Madness in 2010, won its 19th national championship on Sunday.

Mathies named SEC Player of the Week


A'dia Mathies cuts with the ball during the first half of UK’s game against Duke at Rupp Arena on Dec. 8.

Led the Cats to 3rd victory over a Top 10 team, tallied 34 points against Tenneesee UK Hoops junior guard A’dia Mathies was named SEC Player of the Week according to a press release from the UK Athletic Office. Mathies led the Cats to their third victory over a top-10 ranked team this season, when she tallied 34 points and nine rebounds against the Tennessee Volunteers Thursday night at Memorial Coliseum. She also nailed the game-winner with 4.2 seconds re-

maining, which took the Cats to 4-0 in the SEC and ended a 36-game SEC winning streak for the Vols. Facing increased scrutiny from the South Carolina Gamecock defense Sunday in Columbia, Mathies was limited to eight points. She contributed three steals and a career-high three blocks to help the Cats defeat South Carolina and move into sole possession of first place in the SEC at 5-0. This is the second time

this season Mathies has been honored with this award, as she was named Co-SEC Player of the week on Dec. 5, 2011. The No. 9/8 Cats (16-2. 5-0) go on the road for another tough conference test Thursday, facing the No. 19/16 Georgia Bulldogs (15-3, 4-1) at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga. The Bulldogs’ only conference loss was 51-80 in Knoxville against the Vols. STAFF REPORT

The University of Kentucky cheerleading squad continued its national title dominance over the weekend, winning the Universal Cheerleader Association Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla. The Cats have won the national title for cheerleading a record 19 times. They

have claimed the title four out of the last five years, and seven out of the last nine years. The Cats beat out 2ndplace Alabama, who won the title last year and stopped a three-year championship streak for the Cats. UK coach Jomo Thompson tweeted Monday morning, “I awoke this

morning with a big smile on my face. Proud of my team and coaches. We are honored to bring a title back for #BBN.” The UK dance team also advanced to the final round of the national competition, finishing sixth in the pom category and eighth in hip-hop. STAFF REPORT

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kernelsports sam rothbauer

sports editor |

UK players up for an up-tempo game Arkansas won’t be afraid to push the pace Nearly every team about to play UK has shied away from trying to run with the Cats. AARON N o t SMITH Arkansas. The RaKernel zorbacks columnist push the pace on offense and defense. Their adjusted tempo of 72.6 possessions per game ranks No. 14 in the nation. They scored 98 points against Mississippi State three games ago and have broken 80 points six other times. “We’re going to attack. That’s how we’re going to play,” Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson said. “We won’t go away from what we do.”

This is going to be exciting. We look forward to these types of games.”


Terrence Jones drives by a defender during the second half of UK’s game against South Carolina on Jan. 7. UK’s tempo will be important during the team’s game against Arkansas on Tuesday.

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UK is glad Arkansas isn’t changing its plan. Players who have been forced to get accustomed to grind-it-out games will get the chance to run, run, run. The player who will be in control of the pace is up for an up-tempo game. “This is going to be exciting,” freshman point guard

Marquis Teague said. “We look forward to these types of games, playing up and down, using our speed and athleticism.” Teague will have to use more than just his speed and athleticism to navigate the Razorbacks’ high-pressure press. Arkansas hopes to force multiple passes before its opponents cross half court. “They don’t let you breathe,” said LSU head coach Trent Johnson, whose team was pressured into 16 turnovers in a loss. That was actually an above-average performance against the Razorbacks, which has forced its opponents into 312 turnovers this year (18.4 per game). It will fall on Teague to make smart decisions. “It’s another thing for our point guard to feel and work his way through,” head coach John Calipari said. Avoid turnovers, and UK gets more possessions to work with. More possessions mean more opportunities to make plays. More opportunities mean more shots. And more shots means, well — “More points for somebody,” sophomore forward Terrence Jones said (and may I add that UK hopes that “somebody” is Doron Lamb, who has scored 14 or fewer points – his current season average – in seven straight games). It also means the floor is opened up for more rebounding opportunities. Calipari wants to see his team win more 50-50 balls. If there’s a game in which that can happen, it’s against Arkansas. While UK has three play-

Next Game Who: Kentucky vs Arkansas When: Tuesday at 9 p.m. Where: Rupp Arena Televised: ESPN

ers among the SEC’s top 15 rebounders (Anthony Davis, Terrence Jones and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist), Arkansas has none. No Razorback averages more than 5.2 rebounds per game, and the team is dead last in the SEC at defensive rebounding. “That poses a big challenge for our basketball team,” Anderson said. “That’s an area we’re not as strong at because we don’t have that size.” So UK has that going for it, as well as playing at Rupp Arena, where it “hasn’t lost many games recently,” as Anderson said. If he defines “recently” as “within the last three years,” he is absolutely correct. Can his team end that stretch by playing the way they want to play — even if that risks playing right into UK’s hands? “You just have to give yourself a chance to make it happen,” Anderson said. “You have to be within striking distance.” Depending on how fast UK gets out in front, the Cats could pull away early. And unlike most other teams who have a speed-upthe-pace alternative plan, Arkansas wouldn’t be able to change anything about it.

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luke glaser | features editor |

Golden Globes may predict Oscars ‘The Descendants,’ ‘The Artists’ among top winners By John Horn & Steven Zeitchik MCT

LOS ANGELES — There are better prophets of the Academy Awards than the Golden Globes — last year, the voters in the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. gave their top drama award to “The Social Network,” not eventual best picture Oscar winner “The King’s Speech” — so everything that the HFPA does (and should) be taken with a grain of salt. That’s especially true in the top categories, where Globes are presented in drama and musical or comedy categories, the latter inexplicably including the not-really-funny “My Week With Marilyn.” That gives the HFPA doubly good odds of aligning with the Oscar winners, yet even that wide net often misses the mark — five years ago, “Dreamgirls” won the Golden Globe for best comedy or musical and wasn’t even nominated for best picture. Because Oscar nomination polls closed Friday, with nominations to be an-

nounced Jan. 24, the Globes results cannot affect the shortlist from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. That said, Sunday’s 69th annual Golden Globes did help clarify several Oscar races, while confusing a number of others. Here’s one way to read the HFPA tea leaves: PICTURE The top winners at the Golden Globes — “The Descendants” as the best drama, “The Artist” as the best comedy or musical — are now very much the leading ponies in what is looking like a two-horse race. While it’s apparent that “The Help,” “Hugo” and “Midnight in Paris” will be nominated for best picture (under new rules, the nominee roster could be as few as five movies and as many as 10 this year), it’s hard to imagine anything besides “The Descendants” or “The Artist” winning the most important Oscar. DIRECTOR The HFPA picked Martin Scorsese for directing “Hugo,” marking the fourth

award the veteran filmmaker has received from the organization, but gave the best drama movie trophy to “The Descendants,” directed by Alexander Payne. It’s certain Scorsese will be nominated, as will Payne, Michel Hazanavicius, who directed “The Artist,” and Woody Allen, who directed (and won a Golden Globe for writing) “Midnight in Paris.” But if the directing Oscar goes to the maker of the best picture, Scorsese’s name may not be called. ACTOR The Golden Globes went to George Clooney for lead actor from a drama for “The Descendants,” and Jean Dujardin for lead actor in a comedy or musical for “The Artist.” Exactly like the best picture race, it’s apt to be an Academy Award race between those two actors, and nobody else. ACTRESS Michelle Williams wasn’t in a strong Golden Globe category, winning for lead actress in a comedy or musical, a field so weak that not one but two stars (Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet) from the immediately forgotten “Carnage” were nominated. Meryl Streep won the dramatic actress



Marquis Teague defends a pass against Arkansas - Little Rock on Jan. 3. Teague will need to continue the progress he’s made during UK’s game Tuesday.

UK prepares for Arkansas Razorbacks By Sam Rothbauer

The Cats will face a fastpaced Arkansas squad for their return to Rupp Arena Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Arkansas defeated the Cats in last year’s matchup in overtime in Fayetteville, Ark., but UK players feel that they’ve grown in the past year. “I think we just play with more confidence at the end of the game,” sophomore forward Terrence Jones said. “I think last year we played more scared to lose than really trying to play to win like we are this year.” The Razorbacks, winning eight of their last nine games, have a similar style of play and a unique press to bring to UK. “They don’t press like normal teams where if you complete a pass they run down,” head coach John Calipari said. “They come running at you.” But for the players, their

concern doesn’t rest with the way Arkansas will play them. “We’re not worried about how they play,” freshman forward Kyle Wiltjer said. “We’re just worried about ourselves and getting better.” Despite Arkansas’ unconventional pressing styles, the Cats feel comfortable that the outcome will be successful. “That’s the way we like to play and that’s the way I like to play,” freshman guard Marquis Teague said. Jones said the pace of this game can lead to more offensive successes for some players. “It’s a faster pace, more things happen and more plays happen,” Jones said. “Different guys that make plays on our team (get) more opportunities and just equals more points for somebody.” Since Calipari has often eluded to the Cats having a “will to win,” UK thinks it may be due to a change in attitude.

“Different guys are stepping up,” Jones said. “A lot of times last year we were depending on the same guys to step up. No one would have the heart to make the shots players are making this year.” With the talk of the press and depth this Arkansas team has to offer, Teague said the Cats will be fine after having experience with breaking a threatening Louisville press. “We’ll be fine as long as we get in our positions and do what Coach Cal tells us to do to break the press,” Teague said. “We’ll be fine with that. We’ve been fine with that since the Louisville game.” Still, with the increased pressure, the Razorbacks will likely try to strip the ball away. Calipari said this team is a potential threat. “(The press) is another thing for our point guard to feel and our guards to feel and work their way through it,” Calipari said. “They’re a good team.”

trophy for “The Iron Lady,” and that seems more obvious than inspired. Viola Davis from “The Help,” who was nominated but didn’t win against Streep, is still running strong in the Oscar predictions. ANIMATION For the last four years, the Golden Globe winner in this category has repeated at the Kodak Theatre — “Toy Story 3,” “Up,” “Wall-E,” “Ratatouille” — and that’s not good news for Pixar Animation Studios, which made those four winner but did not make Sunday’s Golden Globe winner, “Tintin,” from Paramount. While the conventional wisdom still favors Paramount’s “Rango” for the Oscar, the momentum is shifting toward “Tintin.” FOREIGN LANGUAGE Iran’s “A Separation” already has collected any number of critics prizes, and while the Golden Globes rules don’t mirror the academy’s, there’s little doubt the drama about a troubled marriage is the heavy favorite to not only be nominated for the foreign language Oscar but also to take the trophy. SUPPORTING ACTOR AND SUPPORTING ACTRESS The Golden Globes don’t


Meryl Streep won the dramatic actress trophy for her performance in “The Iron Lady.” The awards were announced Sunday evening and may be a clue as to who will win an Oscar. separate these categories between dramas and comedies or musicals, but no matter. Both of Sunday’s winners — Octavia Spencer in “The Help” and Christopher Plummer in “Beginners” —

will be nominated when the Oscars finalists are announced in a little more than a week, and Spencer and especially Plummer are likely to take home a statuette Feb. 26.

editorial board members: Editor-in-Chief Taylor Moak, Becca Clemons, Aaron Smith, Eva McEnrue, Sam Rothbauer and Luke Glaser

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eva mcenrue | opinions editor |


letter to the editor

UK celebrates MLK, diversity, civil rights

UK's coal-fired heating plants creating smog, polluting air

“Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.” Now is the time to acknowledge those words spoken by Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963 to see how far we’ve come. Forty-nine years later, King’s words have become a reality, embracing not only “his kind,” but “every kind” of human being.

King’s marches, speeches, movements and death helped the civil rights movement, allowing for justice and equality among Americans.

Now, at UK, diversity is a goal among the institution. Students are embraced not only for their race and ethnicity, but also for reasons deepening those on the color wheel, such as student demographics, political ideals, religion and sexual orientation. UK offers various programs that help students adapt to new academic lifestyles, spread awareness of minority scholarships and offer support services and the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center, which promotes diversity by hosting lectures and by striving to develop a more hospitable college environment, and also offering student diversity programs. Catalyst, OutSource, the Muslim Students Association and Interfaith Dialogue are all student programs that promote diversity at UK. We took Monday to celebrate the efforts of King and honor his actions, peaceful protests and movements organized to achieve equal civil rights. King’s marches, speeches, movements and death helped the civil rights movements, allowing for justice and equality among Americans. Diversity has been embraced since then, building on others until it has reached where we are today.

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By Angela Minella

This letter is a response to a Jan. 12 column titled “Modern coal mining is essential for the future.” I would urge all UK students and Lexington citizens to observe the two coal-fired heating plants on UK’s campus. One is located, ironically, next to UK’s hospital. The other is located on South Upper Street. You won’t miss them. They are the buildings with the notquite-high-enough smokestacks churning out the blue-gray smog that often hovers at street level, creeps into your parked cars, onto your faces as you stroll downtown and through campus, into your homes and ultimately into your lungs.

While the issue of coal-fired heating plants is often far removed because we cannot see them or the pollution they generate, we have two coal-fired heating plants right in the middle of our city, churning out toxins such as mercury, arsenic, dioxin and lead and creating a cloud of smog that can be seen for miles in our city. Do not be fooled — UK’s coal-fired heating plants do not use modern “clean coal” technology, such as scrubbers. As a citizen of Lexington, I am horrified by the idea that UK will burn coal in the middle of our city well into the foreseeable future because UK is unwilling to break its ties with “big coal” and transition 100 percent to cleaner energy sources such as natural gas. Let us all observe UK’s two coalfired heating plants, take an active interest in the health of ourselves, our family

and citizenry, and demand that UK clean up its act and stop polluting Lexington’s air and water.

Do no be fooled — UK’s coalfired heating plants do not use modern “clean coal” technology, such as scrubbers. Angela Minella, Esq., is a UK College of Law alumnus. Email

Control online privacy, security By Michael Carr

These days, the only real way to ensure that you have online privacy is to take action and stay engaged before, during and after you are online. For many of us, that means “all the time.” By now, most Facebook and Twitter users know to keep their profiles private and to not publish their class schedules or information on their whereabouts. Even posting or tweeting about a party is enough to tell some online “friends” that your apartment or dorm might not be occupied. And with GPS technology, it won’t be uncommon for “friends” to soon be able to tell exactly where you are or aren’t. But what about when you are actually online and browsing the Internet or perusing the latest video clip that has gone viral? If you don’t have your browser privacy parameters set properly and if you don’t run several clean-up utilities daily, your online “comings and goings” may not be as private as you think. If you haven’t taken the time to control the way your browser handles web or browser cookies, odds are there are many websites and organizations that know where you’ve been browsing. Many websites use cookies to track web browsing behavior (much like some companies use sensors under the carpet to track how and where con-

sumers walk through their stores.) And, if someone is “sniffing” the network, particularly on unencrypted public Wi-Fi networks, cookies can be intercepted and read by others. Worse yet, cookies can be tampered with and such cookie poisoning can be used to make an online attack persistent. Then again, you may actually like the way some websites use this data. Some websites use cookies to remember your preferences and others use them so you don’t have to log back in the next time you visit. On the other hand, if you don’t like the idea of websites maintaining a profile of your browsing habits, what’s a digital native to do? If you have a Windows system, you may already run Disk Cleaner and Disk Defragmenter regularly. However, if you really want to clean up after yourself, you may want to download CCleaner.exe from (unfortunately, the download actually takes place from CCleaner is freeware that can remove unused files from your system, allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also can clean traces of your online activities, such as your Internet history and local shared objects, or flash cookies. Additionally, it contains a registry cleaner. Another piece of free software that cleans off your Windows system nicely

is Privacy Mantra from It is a little more technical and detailed to set up than CCleaner, but it also does a great job. Mac users may want to take a look at the Safari browser extension called Safari Cookies (available from Like CCleaner and Privacy Mantra, it will remove non-favorite cookies, including flash cookies, when you quit Safari. Firefox users may want to consider adding on “Better Privacy,” which also removes regular and flash cookies when you close the browser. Unfortunately, installing these additional pieces of software onto your computer may be necessary if you truly want to browse anonymously or if you don’t like the idea of others being able to tell where you’ve been online. Note that neither UK nor the author make any implied or expressed warranty about the aforementioned software. Like all downloads, if you decide to use any of the aforementioned software, do so with caution and at your own risk. Jan. 28 is Data Privacy Day. See for additional information. If you have questions about computer security or have ideas for future topics, please feel free to contact me at Michael Carr is UK’s Chief Information Security Officer. Email

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