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UK fans anxiously await twins’ decision Senior duo to announce college choice Thursday By Nick Jones

ESPNU reported Monday that the Harrison Twins would end their recruiting process Thursday at 5 p.m. It is then that Cats fans

will want to be sure to tune into the networks showing of “Recruiting Nation,” as UK will be considered in their final discussion. Head coach of Travis High School, Craig Brownson, confirmed to the Kernel

on Tuesday that the press conference will be held at the high school and the twins will decide between three schools. “Maryland, Kentucky and SMU,” he said. Aaron and Andrew Harrison have long been consid-

ered the top package deal in the history of high school basketball. The twins will combine to make up the most talented backcourt in the country at the next level. Andrew assumes the role of the lead guard on the court. Standing 6-foot-5, 205pounds, he has outstanding size for the point guard posi-

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tion. He uses a combination of speed and athleticism to score in a variety of ways. But, it is his ability as a creative passer and his competitive nature that sets himself apart from any other player at his position in the class of 2013. Aaron is not only a spitting image of his twin broth-

er, but he shares many similarities on the court as well. He prefers to play off the ball and has an excellent shooting touch, particularly from 3point range. His intelligence and natural athletic ability on the court makes him the top shooting guard prospect in the nation. See HARRISON on page 4

Naticakes set to re-open Thursday New managament to give away free yogurt and iPad By Nini Edwards

Naticakes yogurt sweet shop is reopening and giving away free yogurt and an iPad Thursday. Free yogurt will be provided to the public from 4-8 p.m. Students can like the Naticakes Facebook page to qualify for the free iPad. “People should come with yogurt on their mind, there is going to be a lot of free yogurt. All on us,” owner Ken Patel said. The new store is in the same location, but has a new look and ownership.

“There are a lot more flavor choices,” founder Nicole Sloane said. “The new store is designed for college students and community seating.” “Last time we just had yogurt, now we want to make Naticakes a sweet shop,” Patel said. “White chocolate flavor popcorn is a customer favorite.” The store is working toward having more than yogurt, Patel said. They want Naticakes to be a place where students can come and pick up a variety of sweet morsels while at school.


Members of Greek organizations compete in the Outfit Change Relay at Anchor Splash at the Lancaster Aquatic Center Wednesday night.

Famous chef speaks at Memorial Hall

Delta Gamma and Phi Sigma Kappa sponsor event to benefit Service for Sight Delta Gamma and Phi Sigma Kappa sponsor the annual Anchor Splash at the Lancaster Aquatic Center Wednesday night. The proceeds from the event benefit Service for Sight, which helps the blind and visually impaired. Fraternities and sororities created teams to compete in five nautical events, including a belly flop contest ,synchronized swimming and an outfit change relay. Nickel wars and an eye glass drive also contributed to the on-site fundraising festivities. A restaurant night at BD’s Mongolian Grill in Hamburg was held pre-event to promote awareness and additional funds for Service for Sight.

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A Greek participant celebrates after the 150 yard meter relay at Anchor Splash at the Lancaster Aquatic Center Wednesday

The Student Activities Board brought celebrity chef Robert Irvine to Memorial Hall Wednesday to speak to the student body about living healthy and staying well while attending college. Irvine is best known for his role in the number one reality TV show “Restaurant: Impossible” among others on the Food Network Channel. But he is also a fitness guru and health enthusiast. “My main goal is to help and educate (everyone)

about fitness and nutrition and ultimately make it fun,” Irvine said. Irvine entertained the audience with personal stories while educating students and community members about the best and worst foods of the college life, such as Ramen Noodles and canned soup, both of which are high in sodium. He also discussed how to keep fit and maintain healthy habits on campus. Irvine also addressed another pertinent topic to college students: sleep, the lack thereof and how it affects a See IRVINE on page 2

Campus garden, home to over 300 plant species, fears removal By Morgan Eads

When hurrying off to class, it is easy to miss some of the more obscure aspects of campus. One such area is the Mathews Garden, nestled at the corner of South Limestone and Washington Avenue. The garden is a small break in the bustle and asphalt that makes up the majority of UK’s campus. Walking on the small gravel paths through the dense green growth, only the

sound of passing vehicles reminds you that you are in the middle of a college campus. At some point in the futurethe university plans on removing the garden to make way for expansions in the Law School. Whatever room is left of the garden would be used as ‘green space,’ or a parking lot according to biology professor, Dr. James Krupa, who also says that the university has been vague as to when the garden will be removed. The garden is cared for by Krupa. “It is planned chaos, cal-

culated chaos,” he said. Mathews Garden is home to over 300 species of plant life, one of the most diverse groupings in an area of that size in Kentucky. “In our region I can’t think of a small space with this many species side by side, including the Arboretum and the Bernheim forest,” forestry professor Rob Paratley said. The garden attracts many species of migratory birds according to natural resources and enviromental science senior Stratton Hatfield.

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GARDEN Continued from page 1 The garden plays host to students of biology, forestry, english and plant sciences - as many as 1,500 students a year. “It’d be a loss of a teaching facility, a loss of history and a loss of biodiversity,” Dr. Krupa said. The university objects to the garden because it believes that it is dark, dangerous and a nuisance according to Paratley. “This issue could easily be fixed with a few lights that could improve the line of sight into the garden at night,” Paratley said. According to Krupa and Paratley there is no evidence of anything bad happening in the garden. “I don’t really see a need to tear it down. It seems like something worth conserving,”

sophomore Roger Morris said. “I think that they should keep it because it’s very beneficial to biology students,” freshman Megan Hastings said. “I think it is significant to the state.” “I feel like space in Lexington, especially around campus, is limited, therefore valuable,” chemical engineering sophomore Nick Clayton said. “The benefits of adding space to the university outweigh the benefits of the biological diversity, especially since adding usable space will benefit the campus economically during a time when we see rising in the prices of tuition and housing.” There are many who think that the removal of this garden would be a disservice to the university and its students. “It’s basically the only oasis in the concrete jungle of campus.” NRES senior Eric Hope said.

IRVINE Continued from page 1 student’s health. “If you are tired, change your diet,” Irvine said. “Not diet as in dieting, but the way you eat and what you eat. Eating something every two hours and having three meals a day is (a good place to start.)” Because health and wellness is consistently a concern of college students everywhere, UK’s SAB wanted to bring Irvine to campus to raise an awareness of being well. “I decided that we needed to bring someone to campus to speak about health and wellness because I think it’s a very important issue that needed to be brought to campus,” SAB’s Director of engaging issues Sydney Dobson said. “We did research many people and (Irvine) was the one who we found to be most qualified.” Irvine has many other qualifications that led to his

Spotify boosts Mumford & Sons’ new album ‘Babel’ LOS ANGELES — The music industry has been grappling with the following question for the last few years: Do streaming services such as Spotify, which allow users to listen to albums for free, cannibalize sales? Leave it to a banjo-wielding English folk-rock band to provide one very loud answer. “Babel,” the sophomore album from Mumford & Sons released on Glassnote Records last week, has had the biggest debut sales week of 2012, selling approximately 600,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. That number, revealed Tuesday, bests firstweek totals from such A-list pop stars as Justin Bieber and Madonna and did so while being streamed more than 8 million times on Spotify Before the release of “Babel,” the bestselling debut of 2012 belonged to Bieber’s “Believe,” which opened with 374,000 copies sold. “You’re talking about a much different artist,” said Dave Bakula, a senior executive for Nielsen. “This is an album-driven artist. They’re not going to have one single solitary hit that defines the album. People want everything they can get from this artist, and that’s where you get large album sales.” “Babel’s” 8 million-plus streams are more

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than three times that of the previous record holder, said Kenneth Parks, Spotify’s chief content officer, although Parks refused to reveal the title. “Our streaming numbers sit alongside a very healthy sales volume,” said Parks, whose service boasts more than 15 million worldwide users. Spotify has been criticized for offering lower royalty payments than labels and artists would get from album sales. Other big name artists, such as Coldplay, have opted to withhold new albums from Spotify during the week of release, fearing that the ad-driven free service would hurt sales. Glassnote Records founder Daniel Glass said that Spotify is “retraining people to buy music through streaming services. Could we be getting better compensation? Yes, but I’m not going to hold it back from them. That’s old thinking.” Mumford & Sons, which will headline a sold-out Hollywood Bowl show on Nov. 10, has been playing most, if not all, of the songs on “Babel” live for months. “The fans can take the songs off YouTube, obviously, but they want the produced album. So there’s still a record business,” said Glass. “For now.”

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lecture on campus other than his popularity as a celebrity chef. At 47, he was recently voted one of the top 25 fitness men in America, has cooked for the past five US presidents and is a member of the president’s fitness council. “For me, all of this is a lifestyle,” Irvine said. “It’s all about how you eat and how you exercise. I eat seven meals and do 1,000 pushups every day. “ Before becoming as famous as he is now, Irvine was always active in his health. At age 15, Irvine joined the Royal Navy and became the youngest sailor at sea. After becoming enthused with helping himself and others create a healthy lifestyle, Irvine plunged into his present day career as a TV star and lecturer around the country. Among the most important audiences to Irvine are children, schools and military personnel, all of whom have to eat meals on the go, an unhealthy area in which Irvine strives to improve. Irvine’s visit was a great

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way to make UK’s campus aware of healthy and unhealthy habits, according to students. “I think this is a good program for students to get a healthy empowerment,” Vice

President of Promotions Gabrielle Dudgeon said. “It’s good for students to have motivation to [improve and maintain] their health, not just for college but for their future as well.”

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Bluegrass Melodies Kentucky is rich in music history in many genres ALEXANDRIA SARDAM Kernel columnist

“So wait. If you’re from Kentucky, then why are you wearing shoes? And you have all of your teeth? Ha, what do you guys even do there? Sit around a play a banjo on some farm?” While it seems outlandish to the intelligent, these truly have been some of the greetings that have met my ears upon revealing to strangers my current residence: Kentucky. At first it was baffling to think, people actually assumed we lacked oral hygiene-when my straightened chompers were fresh out of braces-was nothing short of amusing! And then the whole, “You date your cousin” thing. This isn’t The Hills Have Eyes, people. This isn’t West Virginia. (I kid.) But despite the known stereotypes that seem to tarnish anything of value, Ken-

tucky was actually built on solid fundamentals-beyond it's biscuits and gravy. Kentucky's traditions are rooted in family and tradition through its music. The hills of Kentucky have played host to some of the most valued contributors to Appalachian music, spanning beyond the region often bridging the gap between generations of musicians and music-lovers alike. Country stars, Keith Whitley, Wynonna Judd and Angaleena Presley of the Pistol Annies are largely-known musicians hailing from small towns. Take a look at bluegrass wonder, Sam Bush. He's from a different neck of the woods in Kentucky, but from a small town nonetheless. Don Everly of the Everly Brothers-a rather popular duo inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986-is from little ole' Muhlenburg County, Ky. And let's not forget Jim James of My Morning Jacket and local favorite and cello extraordinaire, Ben Sollee-both born and raised right here in Kentucky.

And while those distinct country characters have sprouted up from time to time, they are especially swarming the isles of WalMart. But this doesn’t solely occur in Kentucky; It’s happening in any rural place. See, the problem here isn’t the stereotype necessarily. The most hindering issue of any stereotype is allowing it to fog the lense, the peers into the true soul within the exaggerated culture. These stereotypes look past the fundamentals of the region. They look beyond the music. But before any musicians even had the slightest chance today, it was the old, run down stereotypes of little country fools, picking banjos on their front porches. It was the rags they called overalls that hung on the boney frames of men who lived those ballads, and plucked those strings that inspired anything at all. Kentucky is more than basketball, greater than an accent and stronger than it's horses. Kentucky is a place of tradition, built on it's music.

Latino heritage celebrated By Nini Edwareds

A Hispanic and Latino Heritage celebration will be held at the Small Ballroom at the Student Center Thursday from 6-9 p.m. The celebration is apart of Latino Heritage Month. This is an opportunity for students to learn about Hispanice culture in a different light.

A colorful atmosphere will provide different experience for students to learn about the Hispanic culture. Students are welcome to join the festivities representing different Latin cultures where authentic food and door prizes will be given. The Politics of Latin American Migration is another event associated with Latino Heritage Monrth will take place on Oct. 12. Professors

will be discussing immigration and politics.

if you go What: Hispanic and Latino Heritage celebration When: Thursday 6 to 9 p.m. Where: Small Ballrom at Student Center Admission: Free

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Soccer facilities awaiting overhaul

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Cats upended by Hoosiers

By Boyd Hayes

An eventful September for men’s and women’s soccer at UK has seen not only strong wins for both teams, but the drafting and passing of plans to renovate and add to the UK Soccer Complex. The month had both squads capture wins at Louisville (ranked No. 12 women, No. 18 men). The men then continued to five games without a loss, as the women went on to beat No. 13 Florida and previouslyundefeated Mississippi State. The icing on the cake for the two programs was the announcement of the new facilities. Betterment of the UK Soccer Complex has been a multi-step process, marked by the installation of a new state-of-the-art field by UK Sports Turf in 2010, the construction of a high-definition video scoreboard in 2011, and finally the addition of bleachers which were moved from the softball field to the soccer field. Finalized on Sept. 11, 2012, plans for the renovations/additions were ratified a week later by the Capital Projects and Bond Oversight Committee. The new proposal offers a more comprehensive plan to give the players and coaches what UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart thinks they deserve. "The soccer and softball complex is something that we have put a lot of time and effort into. (Jon Lipsitz), (Rachel Lawson), and (Johan Cedergren) have worked extremely hard to get their programs to the level that they are at now, and now it's our turn from an administration standpoint to give them the facilities they need to take that next step,” Barnhart said. “Not only does it mean a lot to me to be able to support our programs, but also I know it means a lot to the student-athletes to have SEC-quality facilities at their exposure. They work extremely hard every day to become the best they can be and represent UK the right way, so it is rewarding to be able to give them the facilities they deserve.” Barnhart mentioned UK softball head coach Rachel Lawson, as the soccer facilities renovations will coincide with renovations and additions to the UK softball facilities that started this past summer. In fact, the proposal for the soccer plans, which outlines $7 million worth of construction, also included the addition of about $2 million to the initial scope of the softball construction. The new plans for the soccer complex have players and coaches alike excited for the future of their programs. Sophomore defender for Jon Lipsitz’s women’s team, Arin Gilliland, believes the additions can do nothing but good for current players, as well as future players. “I know we have one of the best fields I’ve ever played on, so surrounding it with locker rooms and stands that we can show off will definitely be good for recruiting,” she said. “It just means a lot that the athletics department believes in our program so much. I’m really excited. It’s going to be awesome.” The construction plans also have fans excited. “It’s about time we got new facilities for soccer. They’ve been getting better for a while now, and they need a stadium to compete with the best,” said UK marketing sophomore Kyle Collins. Sophomore mechanical engineering student Aaron Shearer was quick to add, “If they get these new facilities in and show them off, I bet way more fans will show (for games). I know I will.” The ultimate plan is broad and encompasses the following: the addition of locker, shower, and lounge space for both men’s and women’s teams and also for training and referee rooms; new seating around the field; new benches and team support areas on the sidelines; a new press box; and a bridge connecting the soccer and softball facilities. Construction will begin at the conclusion of the soccer season in November. Softball construction is set to be completed by May 2013, but the timetable for construction on the soccer facilities has not been publically announced. The soccer and softball renovations and additions come at a time of great physical growth for UK, as the school introduces its largest freshman class and plans commence to add new undergraduate housing. The soccer construction is one step in the right direction for the growth of UK as a school and as an athletics powerhouse, Barnhart said. “We are extremely excited to put the final pieces of the puzzle together and create one of the best facilities in the country. It is going to be utilized in many different ways, and will give our fans something to be excited about.”


The Indiana team celebrates after soring a goal in their 4-1 win over UK Wednesday night at the UK Soccer Complex.

IU snaps UK’s 5-game unbeaten streak, beat the Cats, 4-1 By Boyd Hayes

After an impressive fivegame string without a loss, including a big win at No. 18 Louisville, the UK men’s soccer was deflated at home in a bitter 4-1 loss to regional rival, No. 11 Indiana. The unimpressive display broke form for the Cats (5-51, 0-0-1 C-USA), as they’ve put in the 23rd-most goals in the nation to this point. UK’s lone goal came with five minutes left in the game from junior striker Tyler Riggs. Indiana’s goals came from sophomore forward Eriq Zavaleta and freshman forwards Femi Hollinger-Janzen and Andrew Oliver. The first half was completely dominated by the Hoosiers, as horrific passing and porous defense from UK put IU up 2-0 at the 45-minute mark. The opening goal, Zavaleta’s first of the game, came three minutes into play on a strong look from the right side of the goal into the opposite corner. UK junior transfer goalie Jack Van Arsdale had been a brick wall in the goal over the

HARRISON Continued from page 1 Although three schools are listed, it is thought to be down to a two-program race at this point. UK and Maryland are the heavy favorites and arguments can be made as to why the highly coveted duo would call their names during the press conference at 5 o’clock. The track record of putting players into the NBA speaks for itself when it comes to UK and head coach John Calipari. However, an argument can be made that Under Armour will attract the brotherly duo to Maryland. In an interview with Eric Prisbell of USA Today, Aaron Harrison Sr. gives an indication that a pair of shoes will not be in the conversation as a deciding factor. “They don't want for anything material,” he said of his sons. “They don't have to go to the NBA to take care of me and mamma. We are going to be fine taking care of ourselves. The dynamics are different. They don't want shoes. You're not going to get them with a pair of shoes.” All speculation will be put to rest tomorrow, as Andrew and Aaron Harrison will end their recruiting process and make one fan base very happy.

past several games, but did not look as sharp against the Hoosiers. His back line did not give him much to work with, though, as IU strikers found themselves with room to operate near the box on many occasions throughout the match. Hollinger-Janzen’s goal was put in with a minute left in the half, the assist going to Zavaleta. The goal was Hollinger-Janzen’s first of the season, and the assist was Zavaleta’s first. The second half began with the Cats looking to put together a comeback, but the sloppy passing persisted and ended up being the Achilles heel of the home team. The possession battle was won by a large margin by Indiana, as the Cats couldn’t piece toPHOTO BY JARED GLOVER | STAFF gether a strong drive forFreshman defender Dylan Murphy heads the ball vs. Indiana University ward. Wednesday night. It was 20 minutes before Zavaleta netted his second of the game and team-high on the strong end of a Hoosier the box to him, where he ninth of the season. After Indi- drive and put the ball into the struck to give the Cats someana landed the ball in the box left side of the goal beyond thing to put on paper. again, Zavaleta tapped it into Van Arsdale’s reach. UK will look to rebound the near corner. With ten minutes left in from the loss when they return Indiana’s Oliver put in one the game, Riggs was able to to conference play on the road more goal before UK found score his seventh of the season at SMU this Saturday at 8 the net. The IU freshman was when a ball was lobbed across p.m.

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Learning to write, writing to learn Last spring semester, a friend of mine teaching a business course for executives at the University of Louisville told his class that there were to be two kinds of grades for writing in the course: A and F. The logic, he explained, was simple. In the real world, a well-written business proposal would be read and its author would DENISE have a chance to be fundHO ed. A poorly written proContributing posal, jostling for attention columnist among thousands of other letters, would never even make it to his desk. Of course, this kind of seminar and its grading policy was for professionals. For undergraduates, though, there is still a lesson in this story. Writing matters, and when you graduate — no matter what field you pursue — being able to articulate yourself may mean the difference between getting a job and being passed over. So given that you are here to learn, how can you make the most of college to become a better writer? The following are some ways to think about the skill of writing. The first idea is that writing is a way to think. Ideas come out when you write, which is why putting pen to paper is sometimes the hardest part of starting an essay or a research paper. If you formulate your arguments as you write them, it makes sense also to re-write. When you get to the end of your paper, start over and make the argument clear from the beginning. Writing is a process, and writing is something that is learned. Even your professors get feedback on writing, so you should take advantage of the Writing Center, your classmates, and your teachers to bring out your arguments and polish your style. The second point is that writing is a way

to know. You cannot truly master something until you can explain it, whether to yourself or to your intended audience. So even as you read, you should take notes and summarize them. If one of your reading assignments seems particularly opaque, write yourself a note that begins, “I think that the author is trying to say …” By explaining content to yourself, a difficult passage may become clearer. If not, take your summary to your professor’s office hours and see if your first attempt was correct. If it turns out to be wrong, at least you’ve given yourself a chance to understand the material on your own. Finally, I’d like to suggest that writing is a way to communicate. In most endeavors, it isn’t good enough to know; you also have to communicate that knowledge, whether it is to complete an exam, apply for job or give voice to a project that you really care about. Since college writing is relatively lowstakes, you should always be on the lookout for feedback. When you write a paper, read it out loud to yourself, share it with your roommate and ask him to tell the argument back to you. Or, bring the first two pages to the Writing Center or to your professor. If your professor assigns multiple writing assignments and takes the time to give you comments, make sure that you understand the feedback, that you make changes accordingly, and that the second paper is better than the first. Unlike the entrepreneur seminar in Louisville, your grade options aren’t A or F, and you do have a second chance. Throughout your four years, read widely and use the styles of writers you admire to develop your own voice. Writing may be the most important skill you learn in college. Denise Ho is assistant professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences. She discovered her university’s writing center in her junior year of college. Email her at

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UK students’ kindness a pleasant surprise I felt the need to comment on the surprising behavior of two UK students Sunday evening. I was called to help my daughter after a vehicle accident on Waller Avenue. When I arrived, there seemed to be a few young people loitering near the scene of this busy intersection, some students out cleaning up yards from the football game parties. Two young ladies were sitting with my daughter — they had been behind her and had witnessed the crash. I was kind of stunned that there, at the corner of “Drunk and Rowdy,” these girls just returning from a Christian church retreat insisted on waiting with us because it was the right thing to do. We are cynical of the religious to our own detriment — the thought of a campus, or a city, filled with this kind of simple selflessness inspires me. Thank you, kind young students. —Scott Rutledge, Lexington

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Explore Hispanic culture Before college, I was always surrounded with people that looked like me. This makes sense if you know me as one of eight kids in a family from a part of Kentucky brimming with a large Latino population. As a freshman at UK, I was massively bewildered by the lack of Latino students — especially in the sciences—and immediately felt a missing piece to my character. Initially, my time was spent immersed in my studies and always longing for the culture I was accustomed to for the past 18 years. This void used to be filled by a constant replay of Mexican pop and regional music and the unexpected sense of happiness from my mother’s weekly call. But later into the semester, not even having the soundtrack to the movie “Selena” on infinite replay would suffice. So I began to actively recognize myself as a Mexican-American student at the University of Kentucky. Whether it be reading an article in a Spanish newspaper or learning about inspi-

rational Latino leaders, I discover something new with each venture. I am growing to see the lacking Hispanic student body from a hopeless issue to an opportunity for improving UK diversity through involvement and consistency. This realization comes at a perfect time as UK commemorates Latin cultures with the 2012 UK Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month — culminating with a campus celebration on Oct. 4, 6-9 p.m. in the Student Center Small Ballroom. If you want to contribute to the discussion on Latinos in the sciences, please come to a UK SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans) chapter meeting — hosted every third Wednesday of the month in Student Center Room 357 at 7 p.m. I hope you can all be inspired to delve into your own customs and traditions, as well as drift into the cultures of others. Such curiosity will always lead to a captivating adventure. Roberto Tapia is a chemistry/biology junior. Email

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Columbia Steakhouse, 201 N. Limestone, now hiring servers, busser and dishwasher. Apply in person, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or after 4:30 p.m., or call 253-3135. Do you love fixing things that are broken? Do you love sharing your excitement about technology with others? Come work at LaptopXchange on Nicholasville Rd! 685-7439. General retail and warehouse work needed. Several positions available. Close to campus, on Angliana Avenue. Flexible Hours. Visit for more information. Healthy occasional smokers needed for research studies. Researchers with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Science are recruiting healthy non�daily tobacco users between the ages of 21�25 to participate in ongoing behavioral studies. Qualified volunteers will be paid for their participation. Studies involve completion of up to 4 testing sessions that are run in a pleasant setting during daytime hours. Snacks, movies, video games and reading materials will be provided. To apply visit our website at: Healthy volunteers needed for behavioral studies. Researchers with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Science are recruiting healthy volunteers ages 18-50 to participate in ongoing multiple research studies that evaluate the behavioral effects of prescribed FDA approved medications. Qualified volunteers will be paid for their participation. Studies involve completion of 1-47 testing sessions depending on studies for which you may qualify. Studies are run in a pleasant setting during daytime hours. Snacks, movies, video games and reading materials will be provided. To apply visit our website at:

Local real estate company seeks office assistant with excellent phone and data entry skills. Duties include basic accounting/billing/invoices and inventory control. 25 hours/week, $8/hour, flexible schedule. Great work environment. Please send resume and class schedule to Monkey Joe’s Children’s Entertainment Center accepting applications. FT and PT. Fun, friendly environment. Flexible hours. Apply in person, 1850 Bryant Rd. Now hiring PT general labor and clean-up worker. Valid driver’s license a must. $9/hour. 8-5 p.m. M, W and F. (859) 2761200. Now hiring PT leasing consultant and FT maintenance tech for apartment community. Experience required. Submit resume to Prep yourself for a career as an advertising executive with the Kentucky Kernel. Student positions available and offer flexible hours, upward mobility, real world experience, a creative and fun environment and earningsbased pay. Stop by the Kentucky Kernel business office in the Grehan Journalism building or contact May May Barton at 257-2872 for more information. PT caregiver needed for handicapped elderly lady in home. $8/hour. Call (859) 309-0081. PT tutors and instructors who can teach English language and school homework to Japanese people whose ages range from preschool to adults. Degrees required. Send resume: Obunsha Bluegrass Academy, 2417 Regency Road, Suite F, Lexington, KY, 40503. Email: PT/FT positions available at Rite Aid. Excellent pay based on experience. Very flexible hours. Apply in person at Rite Aid, 878 E. High Street.

Radio Eye, a non-profit radio reading service, is in need of a PT intern to start immediately. Call Chelsey at (859) 422-6390. Researchers at the University of Kentucky are looking for individuals 21–45 years of age who have received a DUI in the last 2 years to participate in a study looking at behavioral and mental performance. Participants are compensated for their time and participation is completely confidential. For more information, call 859-257-5794. Researchers at the University of Kentucky are conducting studies concerning the effects of alcohol and are looking for Male & Female Social Drinkers 21-35 years of age. Volunteers paid to participate. Call 2575794. Seeking PT help. Responsibilities may include any/all of the following: clerical, assembly, customer support, engraving. Flexible hours. Apply at Crown Trophy, 2680 Wilhite Dr. or email Student teaching interns needed for 20122013 school year. $1,000 scholarship per semester worked for Education Majors. Working with middle school students. Contact Mandy Otis at Tomo Restaurant now hiring FT/PT servers, hostesses and kitchen staff. Call (859) 2699291 or apply in person at 848 E. High St.


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Roommates Wanted Female roommate needed for 2BR/1BA duplex. Close to campus. W/D and dishwasher. (859) 983-0726 or

Things To Do 22nd Annual Gem/Mineral Jewelry Show. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 6, 12-5 p.m. Oct. 7, Kentucky National Guard Armory near Bluegrass Airport. Learn to swing dance with the HepCats! Good exercise, meet people! Classes start Sep. 10, Oct. 15, Nov. 19. 5-week class $35. (859) 4202426.

$ Bartending $ $300/day potential. No experience necessary. Training provided. 1800-965-6520, ext. 132.

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6 | Thursday, October 4, 2012


Harrison’s decision vital for Terrapins, not Cats Prized duo crucial to Maryland’s return LES JOHNS Kernel columnist

The UK and Maryland basketball programs are squaring off twice in a little more than a month. UK and Maryland tip off the college basketball season Friday Nov. 9, christening the Jay-Z-built Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. But a more prolific battle between the two basket-

ball programs will take place Thursday — a decision that will have Final Four implications, at least for one of the teams. The Texas twins, Aaron and Andrew Harrison, will decide Thursday on ESPNU at 5 p.m. where they will play college basketball. Their final three choices are UK, Maryland and the barely-talked-about Southern Methodist. Recruiting analysts believe the duo to be the biggest package deal in recent years, and that both Harrisons are can't miss fu-

ture NBA players who could conceivably lead their college team to a Final Four in their likely one-and-only year in college. "Next year, when those two are in college, I can't imagine they'll play a backcourt better than them," said Evan Daniels, national recruiting analyst for told the USA Today. The Harrisons are the top-two rated guards and the overall No. 3 and No. 4 ranked players of the 2013 class, according to

Their impact would be huge, especially at Maryland. Mark Turgeon is beginning his second year at the helm for the Terrapins, taking over for the retired Gary Williams. Maryland won the national title in 2002, but have not lasted beyond the NCAA 2nd round since 2003. Turgeon has been a head coach for 14 seasons (Jacksonville State, Wichita State, Texas A & M and now Maryland), and has advanced beyond the NCAA 2nd round just once, with the Wichita State Shockers in 2006.

In his first year at Maryland, Turgeon went 17-15 and the Terrapins missed the NCAA for the second consecutive year. Maryland got the No. 14 rated class for 2012 according to, but none of their commits ranking in the top-50 nationally. Turgeon needs to reel in the Harrisons to turbocharge his program and give them immediate legitimacy in the elite basketball league that the ACC is becoming. Simply put — this is a must have for Maryland. For the Cats? Not so much. Calipari has secured three consecutive No. 1 re-

cruiting classes and nobody would suggest that the beat won't go on regardless of what the Harrisons decide Thursday. UK and Calipari have momentum on their side and a national championship directly in their rear-view mirror. Although reportedly not currently targeting any other guards for 2013, there is little doubt Calipari could adjust and still reel in a toptier class with or without the Harrisons. It typically isn't Calipari left scrambling, however, as Maryland's potential 2014 Final Four dreams may be dashed before the 2012-13 season even begins.

College ‘shopping sheet’ aims to make comparing costs easier By Renee Schoof MCT

WASHINGTON — When excited students tear into college acceptance packets next spring, many will find something new inside: information that tries to make it easier to understand the costs. The federal government and more than 300 colleges and universities want to make sure students “know before

they owe” what could be bills for thousands of dollars awaiting them down the road. That’s what Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said this summer when his office introduced its college costs “shopping sheet.” “Students need to know how much their loans are ultimately going to cost, when all the interest and fees and

other costs are factored into the equation,” he said. The push by Cordray’s agency and the Department of Education for clearer college-cost information comes as tuition and student debt have been rising and household income has been falling. With 7,000 schools across the country using different forms to show costs, scholarships and loans, it can be hard to compare.

It’s also all too easy for many high-school students to glide over what loan repayments could mean later. The default rate might be evidence of that. In the past three years, it’s climbed to 13.4 percent. Student loans are in default when a borrower with a monthly payment is delinquent for 270 days. The consequences are serious, and can include garnisheed

wages, collection agency costs and many years of a bad credit rating. “Too often, students are left without a clear explanation of what the costs mean or how they compare to other colleges they are considering, and as a result, many students leave college with debt that they didn’t fully understand at the time they entered school,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said last week

in a blog post. Duncan wrote to all the nation’s college and university presidents in July, asking them to use the college shopping sheet. Two months later, 316 schools representing 10 percent of the nation’s undergraduates agreed to do so. They include the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the University of Texas system and the University of Phoenix online schools.

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