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UK Theatre pushing boundaries

Sunshine not likely to stay

Student body is target audience for productions By Nini Edwards

Scandal is filling UK’s theater department this year. “It is packed with a lot of things students can relate to,” said Madison Mcgee, a theater senior and actor, writer and director. Nancy Jones, chair of UK’s Department of Theatre, said UK students were the target audience when choosing plays this year. “Our audience is 70 percent UK students, so we try to select events that appeal to our students,” Jones said. The theater program is striving to push the boundaries. Plays are keeping the plot spicy by bringing sexual tension, rock and provocative scenarios. “This year is more coming-of-age,” said Abby Sheridan, a theater senior, actor and director. “It is more relevant to the college crowd.” The department’s plays are written, created, directed, choreographed and performed by students. Students who are not theater majors can perform in productions as well. “Anyone is welcome. You don’t have to be a theater major to be cast,” Sheridan said. “It is fun to work with them.” “This year we are geared for college students on the weekends,” Jones said. The drama begins Sept. 68 with “New Works Now!,” a three-day festival of theater productions and innovative dance. “People are going to be surprised by what they see,” Jones said.


Political science and geography junior James Knoer fixes environmental science junior Vicki Herde’s hair Wednesday at the Engineering Annex. By Kayla Pickrell

Category one Hurricane Isaac on the Gulf Coast may cause damaging effects at UK this weekend. Rain is expected to hit Central Kentucky on Friday, with the potential for a torrential downpour on campus, said Tom Priddy, the director of UK’s Agricultural Weather Center. “There is a potential for thunderstorms, as well, this weekend,”

Priddy said. “And we are always concerned with the lightning.” He said there may be severe storms “rolling” through campus, and students should be aware of the weather when walking around outside. “We are already forecasting some gusty winds around the state,” Priddy said. Sunday’s forecast for the UK vs. Louisville game already is calling for rain.

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Taylor Way, a marketing junior and native of New Orleans. “Not many people are taking it seriously.” Way’s best friends’ parents are staying put in their houses and have yet to lose electricity. “The mayor is in dismay that people are being so casual about it,” she said. “Yet people are acting like they don’t want the pity, especially after Katrina.” As of Wednesday afternoon, Hurricane Isaac was brought down to tropical storm level.

BOT focused on student success Trustees, administrators set academic focus for year By Jill Novak

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If lightning gets within 12 miles of the game, the whole stadium would have to be cleared, Priddy said. “There is potential for some nasty weather in Louisville,” he said. “It could certainly have an impact on the game.” Meanwhile in New Orleans, citizens are reacting to the hurricane in unusual ways. “Many of my friends are taking pictures on Instagram of them playing in the water by the levee,” said

UK’s Board of Trustees, plus President Eli Capilouto, attended the first of two annual retreats this summer. Their main concerns were student success and how attending UK will prove to deliver successful students. Administrators’ presentations focused on UK’s retention rates compared with the national average. “The goal of the retreat focused on student success and was designed to engage UK leaders in a

focused discussion on strategies and methods for improving the success of our students,” said Dan O’Hair, dean of the College of Communications and Information Studies. Retreat participants were divided into six groups, where they brainstormed ideas geared toward making students and the university more successful. Among the ideas were topics such as curriculum changes and campus renovations. After last year’s installment of UK Core, the board discussed ways of further improving curriculum for undergraduate students. “The university last year fully implemented the UK Core — the overhaul of our core undergradu-

ate curriculum, those courses required of all students regardless of major or discipline,” Capilouto said in an email to the Kernel. “This revision of the core curriculum, led by our faculty, will provide students with the set of multidisciplinary skills needed to compete in a 21st-century economy.” More plans for renovations of campus structures are under way in hopes of providing a better learning experience for both undergraduate and graduate students. “We need to evaluate our efforts that are aimed at ensuring student success in terms of retention and graduation,” Capilouto said. “And we know that the facilities on our campus — from living and learning communities found in residence halls to See RETREAT on page 2

Heart of Cats’ O: Running backs By Ethan Levine


UK back CoShik Williams started the final five games of last season and led the team with 486 yards on the ground. Newsroom: 257-1915 Advertising: 257-2872 First issue free. Subsequent issues 25 cents.

Injuries forced the UK football team to use a running back by committee method a year ago, with four backs handling at least 40 carries during the year. The entire committee is back and ready to go for the 2012 season. The only question is: Who will step up and be the guy when the season starts Sunday? Senior CoShik Williams asserted himself as the team’s starting running back at the end of last season and is back to try to win the job again. After starting last season as UK’s third-string back, Williams worked his way into the lineup as others in front of him were hampered with injuries, making the most of his


opportunity to get in the game. Williams started the final five games of last season, and his 486 yards on the ground led the team. He eclipsed 100 yards in two games at the end of last year and ran for the game-winning touchdown in the season-ending victory over Tennessee. With exceptional quickness and agility, Williams has a knack for getting to the edge and making people miss in space. Should UK’s offense find space for Williams again, expect him to have another big season as a senior with a full year of playing time ahead of him. Junior Raymond Sanders began 2011 as UK’s top back, but a slew of injuries kept him sidelined for most of the season. At just 5’8, Sanders has put on 15 pounds of mus-

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cle since arriving at UK in 2010 and is preparing himself both mentally and physically to work his way back to the top of the depth chart. Sanders is small with a low center of gravity, which helps him break tackles and find slim creases to burst through for big gains. He is a strong pass catcher, an asset in UK’s screen-heavy offense of the past two seasons, and is probably the best blocker in pass protection of UK’s stable of backs. Having played in 18 games over his first two seasons at UK, Sanders brings back plenty of game experience to the Cats this season. If he can stay healthy and get back to the physical style of play that earned him playing time as a freshman, Sanders could be an impact player on UK’s offense.

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“This offseason I just made sure that I got stronger, got my legs as strong as they were, even stronger actually, and just made sure I’m working hard, doing extra conditioning and a lot of film work,” Sanders said. “Just going out, doing the extra things other than what we did as a workout.” Sophomore Josh Clemons might be the most pure running back of the bunch, but after tearing the meniscus in his knee midway through last year was forced to sit the remainder of the season. Clemons brings it all to the table when he is on the field, utilizing above-average speed, quickness, agility and strength to run both outside and in between the tackles. In just six games in 2011 See BACKS on page 2


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BACKS Continued from page 1 Clemons ran for 279 yards, good enough to lead the team at the time of his injury. He ran for a touchdown in each of UK’s first two games, including a program-record 87-yard touchdown dash in UK’s home-opener against Western Kentucky, the longest run by a UK running back since 1970. Clemons likely won’t suit up Sunday after undergoing exploratory arthroscopy in the same knee due to swelling throughout fall camp. Don’t expect the injury to hold Clemons out for any long stretches this season, but with the running back position as

deep as it is on UK’s roster the injury may still limit his playing time, especially in the first half of the season. “We’re just going to follow the coaches’ gameplan, whatever it may be,” Clemons said. “If I’m going to be one of the running backs they want to use, then you will see me out there. What I do know is the coaches are just trying to find a way to win.” Also in the mix for playing time this fall will be junior Jonathan George, who had 51 carries for 208 yards and two touchdowns last season for the Cats. George’s playing time has steadily increased throughout each of his first two seasons at UK, but in a crowded stable of running backs it might take more injuries for George to see significant playing time. The

Lincoln, Al. native has played in 22 career games (mostly on special teams) and displays good quickness with a knack for breaking tackles. Even if George is unable to earn time in the backfield, expect him to still compete for opportunities in the kick return game with Williams and Sanders. For now, it remains a mystery as to how head coach Joker Phillips plans to split up playing time at running back. He could choose one of the four and center the entire run game around them. He could use a committee again, favoring whatever back is hot at that time. Or, it could remain an open competition at the position into the early part of the season to see which back, or backs, he likes best heading into the meat of the schedule. But guys like Sanders remain unphased by

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the collection of talent at the position and the potential that jobs can still be won or lost on every snap. “I have got to stay humble, and everything is a blessing,” Sanders said. “So I can’t be selfish and not share my knowledge with these guys. I know that the other veterans, Shik (Williams) and Jon-Jon (Jonathan George) and Josh (Clemons), they all speak up because we just want to see each other do the best and win.” No matter which way Phillips leans, he can find assurance in the fact that depth is a good problem to have. And with as much experienced talent and character as there is at the running back position, Phillips knows his running backs can be a position of strength in 2012.

pus. Other infrastructure changes have yet to be decided, but a proposal for five more residence halls to be built is set to go before the board at its October retreat. Student success seems to be the main focus of the board. “We all agreed that all university stakeholders have a

responsibility for students’ success — whether it be students, staff, faculty, administrators, trustees,” said O’Hair, who was announced recently as interim senior vice provost for student success. “We are all responsible for contributing to the success and wellbeing of our students.”


Oprah Winfrey tops Forbes’ highest paid celebs list once again LOS ANGELES — Oprah Winfrey may not have her daily syndicated talk show dumping truckloads of cash at her feet anymore, but with OWN and other ventures, she’s still bringing home enough to top Forbes magazine’s list of the highest-paid celebrities for the fourth straight year. Though the magazine estimates that Winfrey’s income dropped by $125 milllion last year, her total haul from May 2011 to May 2012 is estimated to be $165 million. She may not have the daily show, but she still produces “Dr. Phil,” “The Dr. Oz Show” and “The Rachael Ray Show,” among others. Following close on Winfrey’s heels is Michael Bay. Thanks to “Transformers: Dark of the Moon’s” $1.1 billion in box office worldwide (and Bay’s great deal for that film) as well as a cut of all Transformers toy sales, Bay took in an estimated $160 million last year.

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Another filmmaker, Steven Spielberg, came in at No. 3, with $130 million, thanks in part to two films he directed, “The Adventures of Tintin” and “War Horse,” as well as the various TV shows and films he produced (including “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”). Action producer Jerry Bruckheimer and music producer-rapper Dr. Dre round out the top five. Other celebrities in the top 20 include Tyler Perry, Howard Stern, author James Patterson, George Lucas, Simon Cowell, Glenn Beck, Elton John, Tom Cruise, Dick Wolf, Rush Limbaugh, boxer Manny Pacquiao, Dr. Phil McGraw, Donald Trump and Ryan Seacrest, with Britney Spears and Tiger Woods tying for the last spot with an estimated $58 million each.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 7 — You're getting more confident and improving with age, like good wine. Use your good ideas while you can. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 5 — You know your own goal, now go for it. Your doubts are only temporary and part of the process. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 7 — Contemplate, re-evaluate and revise your goals. Invest in home security. You're gaining wisdom and respect. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 6 — There is no shortage of caring. What goes around comes around. Walk around the neighborhood and meet new people. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is an 8 — The


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Dolphins Day protests fight against Japanese practices This Friday all around the world, people will- these poor animals, while only “saving” the ones gather to protest the slaughter of dolphins in who they deem show worthy. Japan. This Friday at Thoroughbred Park, Lexington Each year the Japanese government’s Fish- will be taking part in the global event Japan Doleries Agency issues thousands of permits to kill phins Day 2012. Each year, off the coast of Taiji, dolphins. The slaughter of dol- fishermen coerce dolphins, whales and other phins is a problem in other ar- small porpoises into a cove. They trap the anieas of the world, but especial- mals in the cove with nets, leaving no way to esly in Taiji, Japan. cape. This annual captivation of dolphins is exJapanese officials claim pected to start on Sept. 1. dolphins are being killed as a The fishermen leave the dolphins in the bay source of food, however, I be- until early the next morning, causing anxiety and lieve they are killing them as hyperventilation among the captured dolphins. a form of pest control. The fishermen show up early in the morning, Dolphin meat is highly changing the water from crystal clear to bright KELSEY contaminated bloody red. It takes hours for the JOSEPH with mercury blood to wash out of the bay and Kernel and other into the sea. By afternoon, the columnist chemicals, bay is clear again. Tourists visit according to and take photos, completely igWhat: Japan Dolphins Day Setting norant to the fact that a massacre When: Friday at 11 a.m. all cruelty issues aside, dolphin took place hours before. Where: Thoroughbred Park meat is dangerous to human On Friday, we will peaceful-

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health. Fisherman may be slaughtering dolphins in order to keep the fish populations high. However, dwindling fish populations are not a result of dolphin feeding, but rather the result of over-fishing. Aquariums and programs used for human entertainment all around the world purchase dolphins from Taiji. Many claim they are saving the dolphins from being killed. But in all reality, they are supporting the capture and enslavement of

ly protest, in hopes of sending a strong message to Japan and insisting the government put a stop to this disgusting massacre. Dolphins are intelligent, sweet and adorable and do not deserve to suffer this extermination. Tomorrow, I challenge all of you to speak out against the Japanese government and show your support for these beautiful animals. Kelsey Joseph is an ISC senior. Email

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Xavier shows poor judgment in dismissal of athlete Rape is an accusation that may very well destroy the reputation of everyone involved. Even if a man is cleared of the charge, his reputation can still be trashed. That’s what has happened at Xavier University in Cincinnati over the past week. The Musketeers’ best returning basketball player, Dezmine Wells, was accused of sexual assault last week. In a bold act of swift action, Wells was expelled from the university. At the time, most people around Cincinnati didn’t feel much empathy. The assumption was that he had to have been guilty to merit that punishment. However, that was a premature assumption to make. Wells and his accuser appeared in front of a grand jury on Tuesday to present their cases. Upon hearing both sides, the grand jury did not think there was any ground to charge Wells with a crime. Let the outrage ensue. Radio stations were ringing off the hook. How could they expel a student for something he didn’t do? They’ve ruined this kid’s reputation forever!

People were shocked a student was expelled before he had a chance to clear his name in court. Wells went from a monster to a victim. Xavier went from a stern disciplinarian to a quick-triggered bully. The hope is that this will not set a precedent of major athletic programs making rash decisions in the wake of the disturbing events at Penn State. The general consensus from fans, as well as Wells himself, is that the administration made swift action in part to clean up its own name. In the months since the Musketeers’ on-court brawl with crosstown rival Cincinnati, the school has taken a national identity of bad kids monitered by lenient administrators. It is understandable that it wanted to present a different, more authoritative front. But did it do too much? The university said it is standing by its decision: The expulsion is final. Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters told WLW-AM 700 in Cincinnati the decision was “fundamentally unfair.” Xavier is being urged to revisit the decision, although it’s pretty clear that Wells wouldn’t return even if he were given the chance.

The major concern in this case is whether the fact that he’s accused eternally places a negative banner on his back. Sadly, that’s the reality of the accusation. We will most likely never know what Wells did or didn’t do. His story likely will never come out, and neither will his accuser’s. What we have to ask is whether the accusation, with little facts known, merits expelling a student with no prior criminal record. He is forced to move to a different school, play for a different basketball program and sit out a year to do so. It’s troublesome that a student could have his identity crushed and his life completely changed before he ever had a chance to clear his name. Other schools, too, cannot ignore allegations made about those within their athletic programs. And at a school like UK, where rumors constantly fly about student athletes, it is important that a rushed decision is never made and an athlete is not dismissed before all the facts are gathered. Programs must show due diligence when it comes to the discipline of athletes but owe student athletes fairness in the face of serious allegations.

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No. 2: ’76 squad won SEC By Ethan Levine

On Wednesday, these rankings featured the 1977 UK football team that finished the season 10-1 but was unable to participate in the postseason. Despite that team’s success and legacy, only two UK teams have ever won an SEC championship, and the ’77

squad was not one of them. The 1976 UK football team did earn a conference title, the most recent SEC crown in program history. That’s why the ’76 Cats come in at No. 2 on this week’s countdown of the greatest UK football teams of all time. The ’76 team finished the year 9-3, including a 4-2 record in the SEC en route to the conference title. UK would finish the year with a 21-0 victory over North Carolina in the Peach Bowl.

The team featured a dominant run game with enough ability to pass to make the offense less one-dimensional. Offensive tackle Warren Bryant was selected sixth overall in the 1977 NFL Draft after helping UK to rush for more than 2,900 yards the season before. Toward the end of the year the defense began to pull its weight as well, helping lead the team to victory in each of its final four games, posting three shutouts in that span and never allowing an

opponent to reach double digits. But more important than the numbers the ’76 team put up is the hardware they took home with them. Despite finishing the season ranked No. 19 in the nation, the 1976 Cats will always be remembered as a conference champion and Orange Bowl victors. In a short renaissance in the mid-70s, the ’76 team revitalized football in the Bluegrass en route to earning the No. 2 spot in our rankings.

No. 2: The forgotten legend Parilli led Cats to their only national championship By Cody Porter

Vito Parilli, or Babe, as he is known through UK lore, played as a Cat from 1949 to 1951 under the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant. The quarterback from Pennsylvania may not be known by the Bluegrass masses, but don’t let that undermine his success. After a mediocre 1949

season, Parilli thrived in 1950 when Bryant opened the offense up to his passing ability. In doing so, Parilli became UK’s first quarterback to post a 300-yard game, which he did against Cincinnati with 338 yards and five touchdowns on 18 of 29 passing. It was a feat not reached again until 1985. Later that season, the 101 Cats played in the Sugar Bowl after claiming their first

SEC title. It took two scores by Wilbur Jamerson, one of which was a 22-yard pass from Parilli, to knock off Oklahoma and its 31-game winning streak to earn a share of its only national championship. He would go on to be named an All-American and finish fourth in the Heisman voting thanks to his 1,627 passing yards and 23 touchdowns. The 1951 season wouldn’t prove to be as successful, but the Cats did manage a victory in the Cotton

Bowl over TCU. Like the season prior, Parilli was named an All-American and found himself third in the 1951 Heisman voting. Months after his final game for UK, Parilli was drafted fourth overall by the Green Bay Packers. After bouncing around in the NFL, he was sent to the AFL’s Boston Patriots where he set passing yardage and touchdowns records, which were held until current quarterback Tom Brady broke them during the 2007 season.

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