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Tennis finishes undefeated SEC season The No. 7 UK men's tennis team finished the conference season undefeated and clinched its first SEC Championship since 1992 with a 6-1 victory over Vanderbilt at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex Saturday afternoon. The Cats finished the season undefeated in conference play for the first time in program history. “This is the toughest con-

ference in the nation and to win it we had to go on the road and beat the No. 4 team in country and then we had to beat six other teams ranked in the top 25,” UK head coach Dennis Emery said in a release. “To run the table and go 11-0 is quite an accomplishment. I didn’t feel at the beginning of the season that we would do this, but this team has really come together and reached its max-

imum potential. I am a very happy coach.” The Cats swept the three doubles matches to earn that point, and won five out of the six singles contests. The Cats are 17-0 on the season when taking the doubles point. UK senior Eric Quigley (No. 3) defeated Vandy's Charlie Jones (No. 34) 6-2, 63 to pace the Cats. “How many people can say on their Senior Day they

had a chance to win the SEC title outright?” Quigley said. “And to do it right next to my best friend with us both playing in the stadium and winning. All the great things that have happened the last four years came down to today and it was really special.” UK senior Alex Musialek (No. 15) def. Vandy's Gonzales Austin (No. 94) 6-3, 6-4. “It is a really special time for us with Eric and Alex be-

ing able to do this their senior season,” Emery said. “They are both so committed to our program and winning. When they came here, they were coming off probably the worst year we had had in 20 years. But where we are right now is because of Eric and Alex, they have meant so much to our program.” The win also gives the Cats the No. 1 seed in the SEC Tournament in

Starkville, Miss., next week. The top seed gives the Cats a first-round bye and will not compete until Friday. “We need to keep going,” Emery said. “It is great to celebrate and fantastic what we have done so far, but our goal was to win the conference and go to Final Four of NCAAs. We have a lot in front of us.” STAFF REPORT

Young cancer ‘champion’ honored By Gary Hermann


A participant eats a Krispy Kreme doughnut during the Krispy Kreme 5K Challenge on Sunday. See a list of the winning times on page 2.

Downing doughnuts 5K race for charity includes eating 12 Krispy Kremes By Melissa Patrick

Twenty-four thousand calories, 144 grams of fat and 3.1 miles. These were the requirements for the participants in the challenger division at the third annual Krispy Kreme 5K Challenge, sponsored by the UK Habitat for Humanity campus chapter. They ordered 325 dozen doughnuts to meet this challenge, said Race Director Megan Meserve. There were 471 runners on Sunday at Commonwealth Stadium. Those in the challenger division agreed to eat a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts halfway through the race.

The others chose the competitive division without the in-race doughnut requirements. Runner Jennifer Willis’s strategy was to run faster on the way down, allowing more time to eat, and then run the second half slower. This strategy worked well for Willis, a first-time runner from Berea, as she finished second in the challenger division. “I was not feeling so good when I finished the PHOTO BY TESSA LIGHTY | STAFF race but I’m better now,” she Three runners in the Krispy Kreme 5K Challenge recuperate after said. finishing the race. Other racers in the challenger division were Richard agement junior. the race from their home to Ramirez, a Lexingtonian for Steven Ramirez and their local grocery, eating six the last 17 years, Steven White practiced on Thursday doughnuts with water and Ramirez, UK alum, and before the race, running Tyler White, a business man- exactly half the distance of See RACE on page 2

TBAR holds grand opening Wants to ‘shake the fun up’ By Jill Novak

Lexington celebrated the grand opening of its newest bar, TBAR, this weekend. Located on the corner of Euclid and Woodland Avenues, people stopped by Saturday night to kick off the grand opening with a night of dancing, good food, music and plenty of drinks. TBAR, which is also a restaurant, features a full menu of specialty drinks including

craft beers and moonshines, as well as their famous mini burgers or “sliders.” “Whether you’re looking for something different for your taste buds between classes or need a creative hot spot to take out-of-town clients, TBAR hopes to deliver the best individual experience possible,” said restaurant owner and manager T.J. Gordon in a news release. With a successful “soft opening” during the championship, TBAR was more than

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ready to open its doors to the community for good. “It’s got a really fun atmosphere,” said Amber Hayden, an elementary education senior. “I loved cheering on the Cats with my friends here and am excited to create even more memories.” The new bar features garage-style doors, which allow guests to enjoy the outside patio as well as the dining area and dance floor inside. Guests can also watch games on a projector screen or play pool. “We really took our time to figure out exactly what the Chevy Chase residents, our


awesome student communities and, of course, the city of Lexington as a whole, genuinely wanted in the city to shake the fun up,” Gordon said in the release. After a successful turnout this weekend, including a live DJ, students as well as Lexington look forward to many more weekends ahead. “The bouncers, bartender, DJ and the entire staff make it their personal goal to make sure you have a good time,” said John Bartelt, a management and finance senior. “Once the upstairs opens up, I think TBAR is gonna take off.”

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Sydney Dover walked into UK Children’s Hospital with her family and hugged Dr. John D’Orazio, the first physician to treat her in her long battle to beat cancer. Sydney is 7 years old and has already overcome what her mother told her would be the biggest battle she would ever face. Sydney was honored on Friday as the 2012 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Kentucky Champion. “Today I get the butterflies for a good reason,” said Mellissa Dover, Sydney’s mother. “It is nice to see her being honored for her big battle.” Sydney, a second grader, presented a chain of paperdolls decorated by Kentucky school children to the Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Notable in the chain of paperdolls was a basketball player wearing a No. 20 Kentucky jersey. At age 2, Sydney was diagnosed with a type of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. She underwent six weeks of radiation and 42 weeks of chemotherapy. During treatment, she contracted two serious blood infections requiring isolation, acSee DOVER on page 2

RailCats puts students on track By Allison O’Connor

The railroad industry is thriving, and UK is preparing students for career opportunities in the field of railway engineering. UK established RailCats, a student chapter of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association, in October 2011. Mike McHenry, a UK graduate student, is the founding president of RailCats, which is one of only five chapters in the United States. It aims to promote railroad engineering while educating students about opportunities in the field, according to a press release. “We have been able to schedule field trips and speakers about the railroad industry, which ties into the goals of the group — promoting railroad industry and careers and opportunities,” McHenry said. On a recent trip to R.J. Corman Railroad, students were able to get a more hands-on experience by seeing exactly how the locomotive, controls and switches work. “There are very few schools in the country that have researched in this area,” McHenry said. “A lot of railroads have done their own research hopefully more students can get involved.” Jerry Rose, a civil engineering professor, has been present from the beginning of the railroad program. He has mentored about 30 graduate students and several doctoral students in railroad engineering. With the efforts of Rose and many others,

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DOVER Continued from page 1 cording a news release. “I’m just thankful she is my daughter and doing so well. It’s been a whirlwind,” Robert Dover, Sydney’s father, said. “She is a special little girl, and I am glad to call her my daughter.” “There are still some issues from her treatment, but you can see a success story,” D’Orazio, a UK pediatric hematologist/oncologist, said. “This is why we do it.” A party was held for Sydney following the presentation of the paperdolls, which her mother said was the first time Sydney got to go to the hospital without getting a “pokey.” “I get a little nervous sometimes,” Sydney said. “It’s a little neat having the party.” The Children’s Miracle Network program identifies a child with a remarkable medical story from each state. These Champions serve as ambassadors for the 17 million children treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals annually, according to a news release. D’Orazio said having the support of the community makes a big difference and

“really eases the road for these kids.” “This is great for the Kentucky Children’s Hospital Team,” D’Orazio said. “It is great to have the community behind us. Because of events like DanceBlue, we can give these kids so much extra.” D’Orazio said that there is nothing better than seeing a former patient doing so well. The Champions and their families will travel to Orlando, Fla., and Washington, D.C., for one week in September to meet with delegates and media to highlight the vital work taking place at children’s hospitals. “The Children’s Miracle Network is extremely important to the work of Children’s Hospital,” Dr. Carmel Wallace, chair of the UK Department of Pediatrics, said. “They help us provide services we couldn’t in our budget.” Children’s Miracle Network has donated more than $800,000 to UK Children’s Hospital, Wallace said. “It makes the effort a lot of people put in worthwhile,” Wallace said. “To see a kid that was so sick hug and play with you, like with Dr. D’Orazio, brings tears to your eyes.”

RAILROAD Continued from page 1 UK is becoming a leading university in the field of railroad engineering, according to a press release. UK’s railroad program began about 30 years ago with Rose and a group of students who entered a contest sponsored by the National Asphalt Pavement Association and the Asphalt Institute. With the help of Rose, the students submitted the winning project about the benefits of using asphalt in railway trackbed construction and maintenance. After the success of the student project, Rose established the initial “Railroad Facilities Design and Analysis” class available to students interested in civil engi-

RACE Continued from page 1 then running back home. “We thought we would die,” Steven Ramirez said. Richard Ramirez was the only one who felt sick midrace. “Never again,” Steven Ramirez said about the race. Steve Olmstead, a Lex-

‘Titanic’ theme song a classic By Mary McNamara MCT

LOS ANGELES — Although I never thought I would say these words in this lifetime, what I really missed was Celine Dion. While watching “Titanic,” ABC’s ill-paced, sanctimonious and overly stuffed four-part miniseries airing this weekend, it is impossible not to compare it with the James Cameron film of the same name. Completely unfair to screenwriter Julian Fellowes (creator of “Downton Abbey”) or anyone else associated with ABC’s “Titanic,” but as the more than 1,500 folks who lost their lives on that fateful night 100 years ago could tell you, life is often completely unfair. But where I expected to miss the sweeping cinematic imagery of the ship itself or the absurd but still affecting love story at its center, what I really missed was that crazy theme song. Not because it has insidiously woven itself around the historic incident but because it symbolized a clarity of storytelling utterly lacking here. Not that I envy Fellowes his task, which was to figure out a way to tell the story of the famous liner that sank in a matter of hours four days into its maiden voyage without putting a tragic love story at its center. A problem he

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solved by ... putting a dozen tragic love stories at its center. Promoted as telling what really happened the night of April 15, 1912, “Titanic” aims to illustrate the disparate nature of those doomed 1,500 — rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief (or in this case, police-murdering Russian anarchist) — while also touching on the various causes of the tragedy including an outdated maritime law that allowed too few lifeboats and a British class system that valued, quite literally, the lives of those in first class over those in second; the vast majority consigned to steerage were, essentially, exterminated. Also addressed are the issues of Irish home rule, America as the promised land, the various “celebrities” on board and women’s suffrage. Each hourlong episode follows a similar timeline, from ship’s boarding to assignation with iceberg, intended to allow events to be seen from the perspective of the various characters, some historical and some fictional. Unfortunately, this diminishes whatever natural tension the actual tale still has and makes it even more difficult to keep track of who loves whom. Anniversary or not, if you can’t think of something interesting to say about the Titanic, you’d be better off not saying anything at all.

the better. Don't launch until you're ready, but sketches take life. Mercury enters Aries for a period of talk and action at home. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is an 8 — Business heats up to a pleasantly profitable sizzle. Your environment sparks your creativity. Spread it around. Let a loved one teach you. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Get into imaginative teamwork with experts and partners. Use a system that you know works. Pay bills first. Service is key for the forseeable future. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — The excellent work you've been doing reflects well on you. The impossible is beginning to look easy. Dreams do come true. Be gracious to a hot head. Stay calm. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 6 — Focus on what's important. Work quickly and carefully. The coming days portend communication and action around joint


resources, ends and beginnings. You're lucky in love. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 5 — Figure out how to make beautiful, marvelous things happen. Words and action come together around higher studies, theology, philosophy and travel. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 6 — You can concentrate much easier today and tomorrow. Doing what you love is rewarding in many ways now, and your career picks up steam. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 — Why not throw a spontaneous dinner party to celebrate getting taxes done? You're entering a phase of talk and action in community groups. Use your local resources. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 7 — You can create things you didn't think possible before. You are drawn to discussion about meditation retreats, health and wellness, or revealing hidden talents. MCT

neering. “The industry has begun to grow and expand in recent years and so did our efforts,” Rose said. In the past 12 years, research funding from various agencies has supported both graduate and undergraduate students in rail associated research projects. Reginald Souleyrette, who joined the UK civil engineering faculty this year, is the Commonwealth Chair rofessor in transportation engineering. He came to UK after 18 years at Iowa State, and has an interest in railroads and intermodal transportation, which is the movement of freight using multiple sources of transportation. Souleyrette said there are a couple of factors making railroads more important today.

“Highways are more congested with freight, and our airports are very congested and it’s very difficult to fly,” Souleyrette said. “Railroads are the most economical way to move freight and they are more environmentally friendly.” Railroading is becoming an attractive career for young engineers for many reasons, Rose said. The extra added capacity of putting in more railroad tracks will require more engineering, Rose said. The same thing is true in the urban areas. “That requires a lot of engineers and once the tracks are in place it requires a lot to keep it operating,” Rose said. Railroads now have more to offer because they can move both passengers and freight.

“The amount of freight continues to increase and the passenger miles do, too,” Rose said. Railroads are now reducing the congestion on the highways and has become more efficient in moving material longer distances by rail than on the highway. A single train could take 100 trucks off the highway, Rose said. The rise of fuel costs will actually benefit the railroads. For longer distances, which is more than 500 miles, the railroad is more competitive in moving freight. “As fuel costs climb, the cost differentials between truck and rail continues to increase,” Rose said. “The overall cost of transportation goes up and it decreases the amount of mileage, where rail becomes competitive.”

ington chef, prepared for the race by watching YouTube videos of the North Carolina Krispy Kreme Challenge, as well as videos of people eating doughnuts to learn the proper technique. Olmstead said the proper technique was to “set your box on the ground, stack up three doughnuts, smash them against the ground and have water in hand. Pour water on the doughnuts as you eat them.” He said to make sure your “stomach stays ahead of your brain.” Emily Andrews, a communication junior who is a Habitat for Humanity campus chapter officer, said they were prepared this year with more trash cans. Money from the Krispy Kreme 5K Challenge will go to a particular Habitat for Humanity home scheduled to be built in the fall. The

UK chapter of Habitat for Humanity will once again work together with the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association to fully sponsor a house in the fall. The cost to sponsor a house is $42,500, said Megan Meserve and Dana Stefaniak, resource development director for Habitat for Humanity. Proceeds from the Krispy Kreme 5K Challenge and a $10,000 donation from

State Farm will help them reach this goal. With 2,400 calories, 144 grams of fat and 3.1 miles, it is left to wonder if it is worth it. Stefaniak thinks it was as she expressed tremendous gratitude for the runners and sponsors who participated in the 5K. “You don’t have to actually build a house to help Habitat for Humanity,” Stefaniak said.

Winners Male challenger winner: Tyler Frazier with a time of 21:52 Female challenger winner: Nikki Gray with a time of 37:49 Male competitive winner: Matt Hoyes with a time of 17:22 Female comptetitive winner: Kendall Hayes with a time of 21:50

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UK baseball wins fifth straight SEC series Takes 2 of 3 from No. 9 Arkansas behind pitching By David Schuh

The UK baseball team fought back from a gameone loss to win the final two games and the series from No. 9 Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark., on Saturday. The No. 1 Cats have won their first five conference series, the most of any SEC team. “(Friday) was a really tough game,” UK head coach Gary Henderson said in a UK athletics news release. “But we’re resilient. We like to compete and we’re not going away.” The Cats were mired in a back-and-forth game on Friday, but a four-run fourth inning, highlighted by a two-RBI double by freshman Austin Cousino, gave them a 6-4 lead. The Razorbacks came back with a big inning of their own. Down two, Arkansas loaded the bases with two outs. Left fielder Derrick Bleeker tripled to

clear the bases and give the home team an 8-7 lead — the eventual final score. UK got multi-hit games from four players, but it wasn’t enough to out-slug the Razorbacks in game one. Saturday featured a double-header in Fayetteville, and the Cats again found themselves in a close one in game two of the series. Three first-inning errors by Arkansas led to three UK runs, but a two-run Razorback home run in the bottom of the first made the score 32 after one. Two more in the second gave Arkansas a 4-3 lead, but RBI doubles by senior Thomas McCarthy and Cousino gave UK the lead right back. From there, pitching took over. The Cats got 5.2 scoreless innings of relief from freshman Chandler Shepherd and junior Tim Peterson to hold on for a 5-4 win. The final game of the se-

Friday was a really tough game. But we’re resilient. We like to compete.” Head coach Gary Henderson

ries was a low-scoring, pitchers duel. UK starter, sophomore Corey Littrell, went 6.1 innings, giving up one earned run on eight hits. A two-run home run in the fourth inning by junior Cameron Flynn was all the Cats would need, as the bullpen again shut down the final innings to hold a 2-1 win. Littrell is now 6-0 on the season with a 1.95 ERA. He leads UK starters in nearly every statistical category. “My arm felt really good today,” Littrell said. “For the most part, I was able to throw the fastball where I wanted to. But I love our defense. They give me the confidence that I don’t have to make batters swing and miss every time.” The series win was UK’s first in Fayetteville since 2002 and its second there all-time. The weekend performance may have been enough to offset the Cats’ blowout loss to Louisville on Wednesday. “We try not to think about all that stuff,” Flynn said. “This was a hard series in front of all those fans, but we’re just trying to take it one game at a time.” The Cats (32-5, 11-4 SEC) return to the field Tuesday, hosting Cincinnati at Cliff Hagan Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.


UK freshman Austin Cousino high-fives teammates after a March 27 game. Cousino hit a tworun double in Friday’s game against Arkansas.

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Having a ball: Beaux Arts a success Attendees for event range from local regulars to distant first-timers By Jennifer Abreu

Beaux Arts Ball did it again on Saturday in the distillery district — a successful night for a good cause. This year the benefited charities were Chrysalis House, AVOL, Latitude Artist Community and Lex Arts. Exotic costumes, a fun atmosphere, loud music and a good cause all met at 1200 Manchester Street. The headliners were Spank Rock and Ana Sia. Also performing were Wick-it the Instigator, Jon Dose, Soulacybin, Corduroy Mavericks, Diminutive Remix, Andy D and FB DJs. Ashlee Milanich, a UK international relations graduate, was one of dozens of people waiting outside in the long line to enter the Pepper Warehouse. She has been attending Beaux Arts Ball for three years. “I love the atmosphere. It’s a different scene and fun opportunity for college students,” Milanich said. “There is nothing like this in Lexington.” Other than the fun, where the money goes is also important to her. “It’s fun and enjoyable, and knowing that it’s going to charity, that you’re doing something for someone else, only doubles that,” she said. There was a large variety of people in the crowd. UK students, Asbury students, UK alumni, people from out of state and Lexing-

ton residents all attended. Mix DJ Ana Sia pointed that out from inside the building. “There’s such a mix … so many different people,” she said. “It’s very diverse.” Outside, it was easy to find such diversity. Joey Bishop, a culinary arts graduate, attended Beaux Arts for the first time this year and had high expectations. “I’m looking forward to craziness and lots of dancing,” Bishop said. Other students came a little less prepared, but took Saturday night’s event as somewhat of a learning experience. Heather Packard, 23, said she saw a poster at a coffee shop earlier last week and decided to give it a try. She brought her friends from Asbury College along with her, Alice Lee, 18, and Hillary Solvik, 20. All three said they were surprised once they got into the venue. “We didn’t know what to expect. Now I’m excited for next year, I’m going all out (with the costume),” Packard said. While Packard made plans for next year’s outfit, Solvik had one goal for the night. “I just want to dance,” she said. Lee, on the other hand, had done some research and was excited to see one of the performers, Jon Dose. “I hear all the performers that are playing tonight and he’s my favorite,” Lee said.


Megan McNamara, gets her makeup fixed by a friend at the Beaux Arts Ball, where people dress up in various costumes and dance to live music performances. Back inside, Jon Dose was ready to meet the crowd. Performing with Spank Rock, he couldn’t wait for his turn to take on stage. “We are gonna turn it up,” Dose said. The boys took over the night when Ana Sia stepped offstage. In the background, the crowd yelled out her name. With a flight to catch back to San Francisco only a few hours after her performance, Ana revealed her style of spinning. “I like to challenge people, play different stuff, new music they might not usually hear or dance to,” Ana said. Ana is well known for staying two steps ahead when it comes to what’s next in music. She shared it’s not easy to keep up with an energetic, untiring crowd. “Sometimes I want to play a track that maybe is not so much for dancing,” Ana said. “I need to take a break, something that is good to listen to, and the crowd

might not be familiar with that.” But during her one hour and 15 minutes onstage, Ana Sia and the crowd found a perfect balance. There was a lot of dancing and hands up in the air. Among the dancers was UK alumnus Rob Carbin. Carbin, who was dressed up as an Indian, made some friends at the Beaux Arts Ball last year. “The group of people I am with today, I actually met them here last year,” Carbin said. “We’ve been hanging out since then.” Carbin also shared why he keeps coming back. “I like the atmosphere and I enjoy the music,” he said. He now feels like a veteran at Beaux Arts Ball. “My first time here, I’m going to be honest, I was a little intimidated about how people were acting and dressing,” he said. Wardrobe plays an important role in forming the atmosphere at Beaux Arts.

People showed up as mermaids, in karate apparel and in tutus, with scooters and colorful wigs. There was even a cookie monster who handed out cookies to everyone he encountered. For Sirena Hildeberand, it’s a routine to dress “outside of the norm.” “This is how I dress everyday,” she said, wearing an outfit she made entirely by herself. Hildeberand makes her own clothes and she said her crafty personality is what brought her to Beaux Arts Ball. She drove about eight hours from Lancaster, Penn., just to attend the event. “A friend of mine said ‘Hey, this looks like your kind of thing. You should come.’ So I thought, why not?” Hildeberand said. Ana Sia gave props to the UK College of Design, who helped plan and organize the event. “Selfless acts like these are really important,” she said.

I love the atmosphere. It’s a different scene and fun opportunity for college students. There is nothing like this in Lexington.


Beaux Arts Ball attendees dance during Saturday night’s event.

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Steele’s Reels: ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ an awesome mess Takes a familiar movie archetype, makes it a unique experience DAVE STEELE Kernel columnist

It’s the weekend and five college students have been itching to escape the social and academic woes of the week past. Dana, Curt, Jules, Mar-

ty and Holden are all packed up for a weekend getaway to a remote cabin in the woods. The trip should be full of the usual sex, drugs and alcohol. Everything seems to be going smoothly until the gang uncovers a cellar filled with strange relics and scary-looking dolls. Dana then stumbles upon a diary near an antique photograph of a woman that

shares a striking resemblance to her. When she reads the final passage inscribed in Latin, an evil hoard of zombies proceeds to attack the house. Meanwhile, two men in a control room drinking their morning coffee are watching everything unfold at the cabin from a closed circuit feed. “Uhhhh, zombies again,” one man grumbles. “How come nobody ever unleashes the evil mermen?” Most of us have seen something like this before. College kids go to cabin.


“The Cabin in the Woods” put a twist on the classic horror movie tale.

College kids get drunk at cabin. College kids go poking around in creepy dark places. College kids die. Well, with Drew Goddard’s (“Cloverfield”) “The Cabin in the Woods,” this is certainly not the case. It begins with a carbon copy of other “cabin forest” characters getting into the same kind of trouble. Then it does a complete 180 and hurls the audience into a swirling medley of fictional nightmares that come to life in a way that has never been seen before. Werewolves, zombies, ghosts and all sorts of other mystical creatures have such a cool role in the story’s development. It was organized chaos that was truly unique. The direction of writer Joss Whedon is so imaginative and ridiculous at the same time, it pulls you into this quasi-trainwreck of a viewing experience where you can’t look away. Not once does this movie take itself too seriously, and that is where its true strength lies. It will make you laugh, cry and most likely scream, “What the ****!” all before the credits roll. The final product of all these factors coming together was the most fun I’ve had at the box office all year.

Don’t expect any award speeches from the cast or crew come Oscar season, instead just bring a couple of goofballs with you to the theater and prepare for a

great time. This movie is a complete mess, and It. Was. Awesome. Steele’s Reels: 5/5 Stars

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Citizens’ duty to participate in government DIANA MERRITT Guest columnist

The right to criticize our government is one that I fully honor, support and agree with. But it bothers me to see venom spewed without direction. People are very quick to remember that our government is “for” the people, and yet more often than not, the “by” the people eludes them. I’d like to propose an amendment, as follows, to

a popular saying: America: Love it, leave it or get off your rear and govern it. We have a duty as citizens to participate in our government. It’s part of the deal. That means voting. That means paying taxes (to those few of you who don't use public roads or schools or the police or the fire department, ignore that). That means participating in the legal system when we are called to jury duty. And it means, and this is key, if we have a problem with our government, we have a duty to address it with responsible action. Sometimes, that’s as simple as writing a letter to a representative. Sometimes it means

going to the state or federal Congress to present our views formally or informally. For the record — it never means to whine on Facebook unless you are doing so in a way that promotes further knowledge and intelligent exploration of the issue at hand and presents a logical action to redress your issue (for example, a link to more information, a plea to contact reps, whatever) and accepting and respecting that people will not always share your views or passion. And when that isn’t enough, and you still have problems, you have the final duty of a citizen — to participate in your government. Let’s take a look at some numbers — I’ll start big and get smaller, so don't get discouraged. Lexington has about 300,000 people. Getting on the Urban City Council of Lexington took an average of about 3,000 votes — that’s 1 percent of the population. There are 12 districts, each with one representative, and then six representatives-at-large

voted upon by all districts. Seven of the 12 district seats ran unopposed in 2010. What does that mean? It means either everyone is in perfect agreement with the representatives (who are predominately white, college educated and older than 40 years of age, incomes unknown) or people aren’t doing their civic duty. This means you can effectively divide those 3,000 votes in two and say that it takes about 1,500 votes to get on the council. District one took only 900 votes. Let’s look at a few more. To be a state representative in the 47th District (Oldham County) took 2,000 votes. Unopposed. Now, if 2,000 votes sounds intimidating, look at these numbers: It took 1,000 votes to become the mayor of the city of Crestwood, who ran unopposed. It took 269 votes to become the mayor of the city of Goshen. That’s not a typo. Also unopposed. It took 364 votes to become the mayor of

If you’re old enough to complain, you’re old enough to act like a citizen.

Pewee Valley. The entire city council of Pewee Valley ran unopposed, with an average of 22 votes. It took 30 votes to become the mayor of Prospect. Unopposed. Now, you may make the argument that Prospect Valley isn't that big. So, more numbers. The population of Prospect is 5,838. Let’s assume roughly half are legally old enough to vote, and then half again of those old enough to vote actually bother. That’s about 1,500 people. You need to reach 22 — 22 out of 1,500. Manageable? Yeah. Yeah. To check out your own Kentucky city, the results for the 2010 election are at 78/en/summary.html. Just click on your county and take a look. So, do your research. Run for office. You’re 18, you’re old enough (note — some state representative spots require 24 years of age or older, but most city councils are 18). If you’re old enough to complain, you’re old enough to act like a citizen. Diana Merritt is a first year business administration graduate student. Email


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Cats win series behind Cumbess’ no-hitter Bell also tosses one-hitter as UK moves closer to .500 record By Cody Porter

Fueled by the first career no-hitter for sophomore Lauren Cumbess, UK (21-23, 89 SEC) captured a series victory over No. 9 Georgia (3410, 12-7 SEC) this weekend at the UK Softball Complex. Action began Friday with a 4-1 victory over the Bull-

dogs behind the pitching of senior Chanda Bell, her 11th win of the season. Bell held Georgia to just one hit on the night; the lone run came on a double to leftcenter by freshman Anna Swafford, scoring the previously walked batter. “Chanda was awesome tonight,” UK head coach Rachel Lawson said. “I am


Sophomore Lauren Cumbess threw a no-hitter over the weekend in leading the Cats to a series win over No. 9 Georgia.

so happy for her. She has had a great career, but this was a special moment for her tonight. Georgia is a great hitting team, and for her to do what she did is incredible.” The Cats put the first runs on the board with a three spot in the bottom of the second. The Cats padded their 31 lead in the sixth with Jolly’s fourth homer of the season. Bell sat down the side in the top of the seventh to preserve UK’s 4-1 game one win. In attendance for the game one victory was ESPNU. “It was great to have ESPN here because they are a major player in sports today,” Lawson said. “Five years ago, someone would have never seen them here for a softball game, so for them to be here on campus is a big deal.” Cumbess one-upped Bell’s one-hitter by leading UK to a 4-0 win Saturday with a no-hitter. This was the first no-hitter for the Cats since Bell on March 25, 2011, and the first that any team has had against Georgia since 2007. Lawson praised Cumbess’ “outstanding” play in the Cats series-clinching victory. “For her to do what she just did against a great hitting team like Georgia is awesome and I am so happy for her,” Lawson said. Her first no-no for her third win of the season included seven strikeouts that helped improve her to a team best 2.78 ERA.


Yates wins SEC faculty achievement award One professor from each school received honor By Rachel Sarnovsky

A UK chemistry, physics and astronomy professor was awarded the SEC Faculty Achievement Award for his exceptional records in teaching and scholarship. Professor Steven Yates W. Yates was honored with the award, which is unrelated to athletics and recognizes the achievements of faculty members, according to a news release. “It was unexpected but greatly appreciated because we have a lot of great faculty members on this campus,” Yates said. The award was given to one professor at each SEC University, and each receive a $5,000 honorarium. This is the first time this award has been offered. Of the 12 recipients, one will be selected as the Professor of the Year. Yates believes he was given the honor because of what he has contributed to the university and his love for teaching. “For faculty members at the university, we also expect that they continue to be scholars,” Yates said. “That’s the idea, to have faculty members who are engaged in teaching people about what the world is like in their field right now, rather than what it was when somebody wrote a book 10 or 20 years ago.” Erin Peters, a graduate student in chemistry, said Yates is a patient teacher and a genuinely nice person. Yates is Peters’ thesis adviser. “You can always go to him with questions. He always makes time to make sure we’re on the right track,” Peters said. “He doesn’t always give you the straight answer. He leads you through to help you find the answer and I like that about him, that he makes you think about it.” One of the big advantages

of working at a research university is learning from active scholars. Research experiments allow Yates to travel all over the world, including South Africa, Australia and Canada, all driven by the facilities available to answer questions. “We travel when we can to do experiments because we’re driven in our research by problems we want to solve,” Yates said.

Yates has also contributed to UK by serving on numerous committees within the university, leaving only one office he has not held. He also serves on the American Chemical Society. “I consider the fact that we do research that is competitive with other people at the best universities in the world important,” Yates said. “If we aren’t doing that, we should be.”

UK’s bats did their part in supporting the no-hitter by scoring all four of their runs in the opening two innings. UK’s attempt at a rally fell short Sunday. UK used the fourth inning to cut into Georgia’s 3-0 lead. A rally effort by the Cats began in the bottom of the seventh with Cervantes’ second solo homer of the weekend on a full count. Riley came up with a single up the middle, her second

hit of the day. The game would end, though, with a flyout to right from the bat of Cumbess. Lawson said she could’ve done a better job of pitching to Wilson after she finished the game with two doubles and the eventual winning home run. “It didn’t matter where we pitched her or what the situation was. She’s a great hitter, you’ve got to give her a lot of credit,” Lawson said. What specifically could

Lawson have done? “Should’ve walked her,” she said with a smile. Although they didn’t win Sunday, the Cats still achieved a big accomplishment, according to Lawson. “Anytime you are fighting for your lives to get above .500 and get to the NCAA Tournament, every win is a big win,” Lawson said. “To win an SEC series against a quality team like Georgia is a great accomplishment for this team.”

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