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A&S to revamp staff 8 positions will be cut By Melody Bailiff news@kykernel.com

your hands?” Johnson asked. “Clap or serve?” Johnson had plans to leave Lexington after his speech to attend President Obama’s inauguration ball.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college on campus, is about to undergo a major reorganization that will cut eight positions and require current staff members to reapply for new jobs. The reorganization efforts, which began last May, focus on the administrative services in the college's departments. The college, which currently has a budgeting officer for each of its 20 departments, is making a move to have only four budgeting officers. The goal is to have more specific positions opposed to having staff required to be a jack-ofall-trades. “This is a really big change and we are trying to go about this cautiously,” said Mark Kornbluh, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “The plan goes into effect after the semester and we know we will make adjustments over time. We do not expect perfection the first time around and we are asking staff and faculty for feedback.” Kornbluh also said they have looked at other universities that have undergone reorganization, such as the University of Washington. Kirsten Turner, assistant dean of Arts and Sciences, said they do not foresee massive layoffs and the purpose is to change structure; not staff. In the current cycle of reorganization, 110 will be affected and there will be 102 new jobs that staff will apply for, according to Sheila Brothers, UK Staff Senate trustee.

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Participants of all ages came out to support the cause of Martin Luther King parade at the downtown Lexington Convention Center on Monday.

The dream lives on MLK Day inspires annual parade and celebration in Lexington By Olivia Jones news@kykernel.com

Lexington’s Heritage Hall was filled with attentive listeners as musicians and speakers took their turns on stage for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration Commemorative Program Monday afternoon. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Celebration Committee invited political correspondent and commentator, social activist and award-winning journalist Jeff Johnson to speak at the event, which followed a freedom march through downtown Lexington. According to Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, this holiday

celebration began forty years ago as a candlelight vigil at UK. “There are certain events that have a long legacy of service to the community, and the Lexington event in particular has been a staple to the community for decades,” Johnson said. “It is such an honor (to have been invited to speak).” Referring to his speech preparations, Johnson said that he rarely uses notes and that public speaking is like a precursor to taking action. “How do we take dramatic information and give recommendations to create change that they want to see? It’s helpful to talk to folks in the community to know

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Sophomore equine science major and Leadership and Service Peer Mentor Alex Prettyman (left) and freshman ISC major Leighanna Thompson (right) clean up a new house in Lexington Saturday. what’s happening there…to have some sense of issues in the community,” he said. “I don’t view my speaking as just speaking. It’s an extension of my activism.” Throughout his speech,

Johnson stressed that people should not only celebrate the accomplishments King brought on, but realize that there is plenty of work still to be done. “What will you do with

Cats hope to carry Lack of class, or confidence to ‘Bama head of the class? Mitchell sticks to style of play

22-point win at Auburn a step in the right direction By David Schuh dschuh@kykernel.com

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Many fans have longed for the UK men’s basketball team to play with the confidence and joy that seemed to be a staple of last year’s national championship team. For no particular reason other than five losses by Jan. 12, those attributes had been lacking. They may have been awakened Saturday, however, in the Cats’ 22-point win over Auburn. And the team is hoping to keep the good feeling, and good shooting, going for the rest of the season. “We got on a run in the second half and I think it made us have a lot of fun,” junior guard Jarrod Polson said. “When we’re hitting

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shots like that, it makes the game a lot easier.” UK had one of its most efficient games of the season in that win, shooting almost 55 percent from the field, which is particularly notable after its 2-14 start. “That was a good win for our league and just beating them by that much,” freshman center Nerlens Noel said. “We definitely were capable of it and especially with the execution down the stretch.” For a team that has had trouble closing out games, especially since SEC play has started, the Cats felt particularly good about the margin of victory. “It was hard to imagine,” See BBALL on page 2

As No. 5 UK Hoops scrambled in the final seconds, attempting to score 100 points for the second straight game, not everyone in Memorial Coliseum was as thrilled as the 5,372 fans in the stands. After the 97-53 ALEX blowout, FORKNER Auburn head Kernel coach Tercolumnist ri WilliamsFlournoy was — how should I put this? — a little grumpy. After admonishing the media for not having any questions right away, she questioned the integrity of UK’s “40 minutes of

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dread” strategy. “I thought it was pretty un-classy to continue to press when you’re up by 46 points,” she said. “We’re a pressing team also and at some point, we do take the press off because that becomes not respectful of the other team.” UK head coach Matthew Mitchell spent little time dismissing any drama. “If anybody is unfamiliar with how we play and what our goals are, then that is their problem. That is not mine,” Mitchell said. “I am really proud of our players and I thought they conducted themselves with tremendous poise today and followed the scouting report and beat a team that See HOOPS on page 2


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MLK Continued from page 1 UK President Eli Capilouto also commented on Martin Luther King Jr’s “legacy of love” and “culture of respect.” According to Joseph Owens, Shiloh Baptist Church Pastor and President of the National Board of Directors of Direct Action Research Training, there were other opportunities to honor King’s sacrifices after the

BBALL Continued from page 1 head coach John Calipari said of the 22-point victory. “I hope (they) learned some stuff and I think Willie (Cauley-Stein) being out put a sense of urgency in the team.” Noel again had an impressive stat night against the Tigers, flirting with a tripledouble with 10 points, nine rebounds and seven blocks. He was named SEC Fresh-

commemorative program concluded. The Explorium of Lexington offered discounted tickets to an exhibit highlighting notable African Americans while the Kentucky Theatre played a free screening of Harry Belafonte’s documentary, “Sing Your Song.” UK’s Center for Community Outreach also challenged students to serve the community through its Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. The event brought to-

gether students from UK, Bluegrass Community and Technical College and Transylvania University to complete service projects at various locations, including Jacobson Park, Camp Kearney and William Wells Brown Community Center. “He (Martin Luther King Jr.) was one of the most selfless people in history and looked out for everyone,” said biology junior Burhan Johar, who participated in the challenge. “I think the best way to honor him is to go out and help others.”

man of the Week on Monday. Looking ahead to Tuesday night’s game in Alabama, Calipari is hoping to get the same effort level out of his team going forward. The Crimson Tide (11-6) enter the game Tuesday winners of three straight, most recently a one-point home win over Texas A&M. They are tied with UK for third in the SEC at 3-1. Sophomore guard Trevor Lacey, who Calipari recruited fairly hard to come to UK, is second on Alabama’s team in scoring at 12.5 points per

game. He also leads the SEC in three-point percentage at nearly 46 percent. In a game he says is a battle of the guards, Calipari is hoping to get the same high-effort level going forward. “The team is making progress,” Calipari said. “That’s all I can ask. Wins and losses come and go. This team will be defined by how they play.” The game will tip Tuesday night at 9 p.m. It will be televised nationally on ESPN.

HOOPS Continued from page 1 can give you a lot of trouble if you didn’t play well. I am really proud of our team.” And why wouldn’t he be? For a long stretch of the game, the Cats played better than they had all season. A 24-2 run buried Auburn under an insurmountable deficit. UK hit 12 3-pointers, tying a seasonhigh and notching the best they’ve shot in conference play. That relentless press helped the Cats record 12 steals, another SEC-best, and all five starters scored in double figures, led by newly crowned SEC Player of the Week A’dia Mathies, who missed only one shot all day en route to 24 points. “We kept putting pressure on them and running them as much as we could and we felt like we had depth so we could sub where they couldn’t,” said Mathies. “We feel like they eventually got tired and we were able to open up the game.” Wide open, until Auburn

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Continued from page 1 The College of Arts and Sciences is doing their very best to make this as fair and as painless as possible, Brothers said. The discussion of reorganization began in an effort to find ways to provide better service in an increasingly difficult environment for staff and to provide more depth than breadth in the college. Kornbluh and Turner

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Commentary: Skyline not quite right in CW’s ‘Carrie Diaries’ LOS ANGELES — The new CW drama “The Carrie Diaries” — a prequel to the HBO hit “Sex and the City” about a teenage Carrie Bradshaw — goes out of its way to try to get 1980s New York City right. When Carrie hits the Big Apple, we see a graffiti-covered subway train and gritty neighborhoods. There are Checker cabs roaming the streets. We are taken back to the vibrant postpunk era night life. There’s only one thing we don’t see: The World Trade Center. Despite lots of skyline shots of the city and a setting in downtown New York, where the law firm Carrie is interning at is located, the Twin Towers are nowhere to be found. The omission becomes very apparent to any New Yorker (or ex-New Yorker) in one scene in which Carrie discovers Century 21, the famed discount clothing warehouse that was in the shadows of the World Trade Center. Whether the lack of at least one shot of the

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towers was an oversight or a creative decision, it was a bad choice. Yes, seeing the towers in all their majesty could be jarring for many. But not showing them seems like a rewriting of history and an unnecessary removal of what was one of the city’s best known landmarks. No one is suggesting that the Twin Towers need to be in every episode. One shot in Monday’s premiere would have done the trick to not only remind viewers that this show is set in 1984 but to give a nod to what now seems like a more innocent time. Perhaps in later episodes the producers will recognize their oversight. If so, there is one other thing the show needs to correct as well. In one scene of Monday’s show, Carrie looks out the window of her Checker cab and gazes hopefully at the present-day skyline of downtown New York. Maybe she’s a time traveler too.

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made a miniature run midway through the second half to cut the lead to 24. Mathies said revamping the defense became necessary. “There was a point right before the eight minute mark that they cut it down to 20-something so we feel like they were on a run and if they were to deal 10 more (points) in the last couple of minutes then we really would’ve had a game,” Mathies said. “We felt we had to step up the pressure and it paid off in the end.” Which brings us back to Williams-Flournoy’s “unclassy” comments. It’s fair to say UK’s pressure is demoralizing — unfair considering the Cats’ athleticism across the roster. But classless? I don’t think so. Mitchell is coaching a high-level basketball team, one aiming for the ultimate achievement in college hoops — a national title. In order to even have a chance at such a feat, UK must blossom into the best team it can be by tournament time. And how do the Cats do that? By demanding the highest level of play possible at all times, something

this team is starting to do. “I just think this team continues to build trust and show up and play hard and maybe we could have played less hard today and still won, but that is not the goal for us,” Mitchell said. “The goal for us is to play our best. “We are trying to hold ourselves to high standards. We are not trying to look at the scoreboard. We are trying to play the best that we can because that is what we have committed to doing.” Mitchell cannot afford to allow complacency to creep into this team’s mentality. Taking a foot off the gas might be allowable against teams like Auburn, but times will come when the Cats will need to have a lead foot all 40 minutes of the game. Teams like UConn and Baylor aren’t going to fade away just because they are behind. That’s the scenario Mitchell is coaching for. And when all is said and done, the “un-classy” team might just be the class of all of NCAA women’s basketball.

said this is a matter of creating a different culture amongst staff and they hope to provide a richer support for students when they come into the office. The reorganization also hopes to provide more opportunities for students to work. We have worked closely with HR and the provost to get information on how to go about reorganization in the best way for the staff, Turner said. According to Turner, a move to a new budgeting system requires depart-

ments to talk to each other in new ways and to look at the college holistically. This will bring about a need to have more specific positions to understand data analysis. This reorganization may help retain students and improve graduation rates, Brothers said. “All the people in the college affect students,” Brothers said. “Even though these jobs may not be actively touching students, they are part of this university and their work affects the education of students.”


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UK gymnastics upsets No. 9 Arkansas Largest crowd in 5 years packs Memorial Coliseum for the win By Lindsay Travis sports@kykernel.com

Bedazzled in sequins and bathed in chalk, the No. 14 UK gymnastics team took the floor Friday night and defeated No. 9 Arkansas, 195.500 – 193.075. “It’s definitely a positive to get the win,” UK head coach Tim Garrison said. “We’ve got three competitions under our belt and we’re moving forward in the right direction.” The Cats (4-1, 2-0 SEC) outscored the Razorbacks (02) in all four events: vault, uneven bars, balance beam

and floor exercise. Sophomore Shannon Mitchell, from Bethesda, Md., tied for first place on balance beam with a score of 9.825. “I think we did really well tonight,” Mitchell said. “But we’re not satisfied at all.” Junior Audrey Harrison was UK’s only all-around competitor. The Knoxville, Tenn., native placed first on uneven bars with a score of 9.000 to tie her career-high. “[Harrison] came up last and absolutely just nailed the routine,” Garrison said. “That for me was the big

time highlight. The exclamation point was when she stuck the landing.” Junior Holly Cunningham also tied a career-high during her performance on vault. Cunningham’s score of 9.825 was enough to be placed first in the event. Sophomore Sara Shipley is another Cat who scored a season-high. Her performance on the uneven bars registered a mark of 9.800. The Cats added to the best start in school history by competing in front of the largest Memorial Coliseum crowd in five years. “We’re doing great gymnastics,” Garrison said. “We’re bringing in great competition because of the conference that we’re in.

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Junior Audrey Harrison begins her beam performance at Excite Night on Friday at Memorial Coliseum. We’re competitive and I think that’s what fans want. I was extremely happy to see [the fans] here and I hope they all come back.” Garrison and his Cats have more tough work in the

coming weeks as they face two more highly ranked opponents. UK travels to Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Jan. 25 to face No. 6 Alabama, before returning to Memorial

Coliseum on Feb. 5 to meet No. 5 LSU. “We don’t think about what ranking the team is at all. We just have to be confident and know we can do it,” Mitchell said.

UK tennis dominates first weekend No. 3 rifle beats 2 top-15 opponents

Men’s and women’s teams cruise to victories to start the season By Tyler Spanyer tspanyer@kykernel.com

Following a stellar 2012 campaign, the men’s and women’s tennis teams got the 2013 season under way this weekend, both cruising to easy victories. The women’s team, which comes in with SEC experience and some new talent, dominated Saturday, led by freshman Nadia Ravita and senior Jessica Stiles. The Cats took on Morehead State in the morning at the Boone Center. UK won the doubles point easily, winning 8-1 and 8-2 to take the point into singles. The Cats continued to dominate during the singles portion with Stiles winning 6-1, 6-0. The Cats went on to win all the singles matches, sweeping the Eagles 6-0. In the evening, the Cats took on Belmont and defeated them with ease winning the match 6-1. Sophomore Edmée Morin-Kougoucheff dominated in both doubles and singles showing great emotion to help with some of the younger players like freshman Kirsten Lewis who started her career 2-0 in singles. Coach Carlos Drada was happy with his team’s performance Saturday. “The players did a great job today of translating our practice into their play and I am very happy with their performance,” he said. “I think we are going to surprise some people in the SEC. We have a strong core of upperclassmen with some good young talent arriving.” Sunday was the guys’ turn as the defending SEC champs took the court for the first time in 30 years without previous head man Dennis

Emery. Taking over for Emery is longtime assistant Cedric Kauffmann, who led the Cats to his first two wins as head coach. In the morning session, the Cats took down in-state foe Northern Kentucky University in dominating fashion, winning 7-0. The Cats top doubles pair of Junior Tom Jomby and Freshman Kevin Lai won 8-1, barely breaking a sweat against the Norsemen. UK went on to win the other two doubles matches as well, winning the doubles point. During the singles portion freshmen Beck Pennington and Juan Pablo Murra won their first matches of their career, each losing only one game in their straight set victories. The Cats went on to dominate again in singles cruising past the Norse. In the evening session, the Cats were spectacular, winning in dominant fashion against the Morehead State Eagles. Jomby and Lai again paired up for doubles winning 8-0. The team proved their No. 35 doubles ranking by winning 16 of the 17 games they played together. The Cats cruised in doubles sweeping the Eagles 3-0. “We have been working really hard on doubles in practice and are glad to see that is paying off in matches,” Kauffman said. In singles, Jomby continued his success, winning 6-0, 6-0. Jomby showed all facets of his game using his large frame to reach anything and everything that was hit at him. The Cats cruised through singles sweeping the Eagles 7-0 for their second win of the day. Kauffmann was very pleased with his teams’ efforts after the day, but noted that the

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Freshman Nadia Ravita serves the ball against Belmont Saturday. schedule gets much tougher in the near future. T h e men’s team will face a quick turnaround as they head to Bloomington, Ind. for a match with No. 22 Indiana on Wednesday. The women don’t return to action until Feb. 1, when they will travel to Huntington, W. Va. to face off with Marshall.

The UK rifle team, ranked No. 3 in the nation, notched two victories over ranked opponents this weekend, outshooting No. 11 Ole Miss on Saturday and No. 10 Memphis on Sunday. UK shot 4670 to the Rebel’s 4611. The Cats led 2317 – 2281 following smallbore, led by senior Heather Greathouse, who tied her season-high smallbore score of 586. UK built its lead in air rifle, shooting a 2353 to Ole Miss’ 2330. Freshman Connor Davis shot a team-best 594 in air rifle on Saturday, his third consecutive match breaking the 590 barrier. Greathouse broke the 590 barrier for a fourth time on the year with a 590. “I was proud of my team today,” UK head coach Harry Mullins said to UK Athletics. “We had people step up and deliver when we needed it. It’s always good to get a conference win on the road.” UK picked up its second win of the weekend the following day, defeating Memphis 4,646 – 4,598. Greathouse again put the Cats up early, shooting a 578 to pace UK’s smallbore score of 2300 and give her

team a 24-point lead. Fellow senior Stacy Wheatley shot a 576 in the smallbore round. Greathouse then matched her Saturday air rifle score of 590, leading the Cats to an air rifle score of 2346. “Overall, I felt like it was a good weekend,” Mullins said. “Some of our shooters felt like they left some points out there but they learned a lot about putting themselves in a position to gain them the next time. Again, I’m very proud of the performance of the team throughout the whole weekend.” Kentucky was without senior Henri Junghänel on Saturday, and junior Emily Holsopple, sophomore Elijah Ellis and freshman Connor Davis on Sunday, as they are traveling abroad to compete in the Bavarian Air Gun Championships in Munich, Germany. UK will host West Virginia on Feb. 2 in its first home event of 2013. UK defeated WVU in 2011 to earn the school’s first national title in rifle. The Mountaineers are undefeated on the season.

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Junior Tom Jomby returns a ball against Marshall.

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Senior Heather Greathouse eyes her target during practice.

UK hockey swept by No. 2 Penn State Cats drops two games 9-0, 5-4 By Char Grimm cgrimm@kykernel.com

UK hockey (9-17-0) fell in both contests to No. 2 Penn State this weekend. The Cats lost 9-0 on Friday and 5-4 on Saturday. “I thought we played a fairly consistent 60 minutes,” junior goaltender Aaron Tenfelde said of Friday’s game. Penn State managed to put two pucks behind Tenfelde in the first, creating a 20 lead for the Ice Lions. By the end of the second, they would be up 5-0, before scoring four more goals in the

third, creating the 9-0 lead, and earning senior goaltender Kevin Lowthert the shutout victory. Saturday night, UK came out more aggressive than the night before, getting several early shots on senior goaltender Ryan Demuth. The Cats would exit the first with a lead of 2-1. The first shot of the second period by senior forward Michael Broccolo went behind Tenfelde. tying the score at 22. Junior Matt Hudzinski would earn his first goal in a UK jersey to recapture the

Cats’ lead, 3-2. He said the feeling of scoring his first goal was unbelievable. “When that puck crosses the line, hearing the crowd cheer and knowing that it’s all for you is an incredible feeling. Much different than when you’re sitting on the bench,” he said. Junior defenseman Jeremy Schmidt would make a pass that would be intercepted by sophomore forward Chris Lewis right in front of the Cats’ net. Lewis capitalized creating the 3-3 score. A short time later, freshman forward Taylor Vincent would earn his second goal of the night, creating a 4-3 Ice Lions lead that the team nev-

er relinquished. Brandon Russo fired a shorthanded shot which would send a rebound right to Lewis. The second period ended with a 5-3 Ice Lions lead. With under six minutes played in the third, senior Matt McLaughlin scored the Cats’ fourth and final goal of the night, falling short of the comeback. “I’ve never been so happy after a loss. It’s a moral victory,” Tenfelde said, adding that he generally hates moral victories. “I’m not really a kumbaya hockey player.” The Cats are back next weekend at home to face No. 4 Lindenwood on Friday and Saturday.

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Junior Matt Hudzinski celebrates his first career goal in the Cats’ 5-4 loss Saturday to Penn State at Lexington Ice Center.


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Inaugural crowd smaller than four years ago Supporters gather on National Mall as President Obama is sworn in for the second time By William Douglas & Maya T. Prabhu MCT

WASHINGTON _ The crowd that jammed the National Mall on Monday for President Barack Obama's second inaugural may have been smaller and less ebullient than the 1.8 million people who attended his historical first swearing-in, but by no means was it somber. The euphoria of the frozen 2009 ceremony was replaced Monday with what several attendees described as an enthusiasm tempered by the political battles of the last four years, and supplanted by a satisfaction that Obama survived a bruising election to confound foes who vowed to make him a one-term president. "Last time it was so emotional. You were shoulder to shoulder with strangers who were feeling the same emotion," said Cathy Mayers, 60, of Pittsburgh. "This time it's satisfaction, hope, and still pride." Sitting in a wheelchair catty-corner to the stage where Obama took the oath of office, 91-year-old Roy Battle called Monday's event "the fulfillment of a dream we never expected to be filled." Battle was of several Tuskegee Airmen _ the legendary African-American World War II aviators who helped pave the way for an integrated U.S. military _ to witness the nation's first black president sworn in for the second time. "We've made progress, but I know there's more progress to be made," he said. "And Obama stands for excellence. He's overcome adversity." Battle and Mayers were among countless onlookers who returned to the National Mall to watch history unfold a second time with Obama's

second inauguration. But for Juliann Hess of Westin, Fla., and others, Monday's ceremony was a chance to catch what they missed in 2009. "The first time I was in Florida and my girlfriend was here and she was razzing me for not being here," said Hess, 52. "Now that I'm here, I understand. It's beautiful here and the hope continues." Dexter Johnson of Centralia, Ill., didn't attend 2009's inaugural because his birthday came five days after Election Day in 2008. "It is my first inauguration, so I do not know what is going to happen, but I am sure it will be hectic," Johnson said. Not as hectic as Obama's first inaugural, when Washington's hotels were packed, space on the National Mall was jammed, and demand for inauguration tickets was high. Despite bone-numbingly cold temperatures, an estimated 1.8 million people flocked to the Mall that day. District of Columbia officials were expecting between 600,000 and 800,000 to attend this year's ceremony, smaller than 2009's swearing-in but larger than most second-term inaugurations. A precise crowd estimate wasn't available Monday, but Washington's Metro transit system told The Washington Post that more than 308,000 riders had used its rail system by 11 a.m. From a platform on the west front of the Capitol, Obama looked out onto a flag-waving sea of people, a diverse but predominantly black crowd that stretched as far as the Washington Monument. One moment caught by the television cameras seemed to capture the awe of the freshly-sworn-in president of the United States witnessing the massive throng that had gathered to celebrate him.

The formalities over, Obama, his family and others were retreating into the Capitol for the traditional lunch when, just inside the doorway, he turned back and paused, staring out toward the Mall as if really seeing it for the first time that day, his attention undistracted by words streaming across a teleprompter. Vice President Joe Biden and other luminaries continued on into the Capitol. But for several seconds, the president just gazed out at the crowds, his expression one of wonder. "I want to take a look one more time," Obama said, his words captured by a nearby microphone. "I'm not going to see this again. It's beautiful." Out on the Mall, Kennis Wilkins, a Williamson, N.C., resident and Obama campaign volunteer who attended the 2009 inaugural, said he returned because "I feel like the second term for Barack Obama is the one that's really going to count." Wilkins' daughter, Erica Noble of Raleigh, N.C., agreed. "This is the culmination of everything that he went through and everything that we went through during the campaign," she said. "We put our hearts, our souls and our money into this because we believe in Barack Obama and his policies." But not everyone was cheering Obama. As the president spoke, many in the crowd could hear a man shouting what sounded like a protest to abortion. "What about the children?" said the man, who had climbed up a ladder into a tree near the Capitol. "America has been warned." Around 1 p.m., police officers were able to talk him into coming down from the tree. He was led away in handcuffs with onlookers chanting, "Arrest him."

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President Obama delivers his inaugural address after being sworn-in at the U.S. Capitol Monday.

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UK cheerleaders fall just short of 20th national title Cats take home second place at championship in Orlando; Memphis wins 1st UK cheerleading fell short of winning its 20th national championship, finishing second to the University of Memphis at the 2013 UCA Division 1A College Cheerleading Championship in Orlando. UK won its 19th title last year in the same event. The year before, UK finished second to Alabama. Alabama, Central Florida and Mississippi rounded out the top 5. Western Kentucky University finished 9th. Go to kykernel.com to PHOTO BY LATARA APPLEBY | STAFF view the squad’s routine from The UK cheerleaders perform at this year’s Big Blue Madness. The the championship. squad took 2nd at the national championships this weekend. STAFF REPORT


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gary hermann | opinions editor | ghermann@kykernel.com

letter to the editor

Responding to a defense of traditional marriage I realize that back pages of a newspaper generally function as a public forum for different points of view. Some issues are very complicated such that a 300-400 word response does not fully do the subject justice. Other topics are too value-laden, too dense for easy summation. Last week’s letter by Michael Butler in defense of traditional marriage is neither sufficiently logical to be a rational rebuttal, nor passionately ideological enough to qualify as the pamphlet of a true-believer. Instead Butler successfully plunges straight into the blackest depths of the mindless chasm between rationality and faith, doing neither viewpoint an iota of justice while simultaneously muddling the reader's understanding of the issue. In a sense, his writing qualifies as a major accomplishment in obfuscation and sophistry. The frustration comes from his near grasp of key rhetorical points. Yes, "equal rights are a social justice issue." For sure, equal rights may also be considered, indirectly, a religious

issue to some. However, Butler drops the stupidity piledriver brutally and repeatedly thereafter. Simply positing the latter point as a point for discussion does not mean that religiouslybased viewpoints have as much weight as secular. The question is not "whose perspective has more weight in this argument?", but rather "what is the legal rationale behind denying marriage equality?" Hopefully Butler may learn to differentiate between arguments of belief and those of rhetorical value, starting with Philosophy 120, Introduction to Logic. At the same time, how can Butler, ostensibly a bright young student with a semblance of historical perspective, write or speak seriously that the gay community has never been unfairly oppressed? Homosexuals were put to death throughout early American history. Sodomy, and by association homosexual sexual activity, was criminal in some states throughout the 20th

and early 21st centuries, until the Supreme Court struck down sodomy laws in Lawrence v. Texas in 2003. The federal government added perceived or real sexual orientation to its list of protected attributes with the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in 2009 to prevent and dissuade future hate crimes against non-straight individuals. As a point of fact-checking, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures: 13 states and the District of Columbia offer either same sex marriage, civil union or broad benefits for domestic partnerships; 4 states offer limited domestic partnership benefits. Also, the federal government recognizes marriage not because its promotes sexual reproduction but rather because of the associated legal rights and responsibilities. To say that government should not waste resources recognizing same sex marriages because they do not contribute to the expansion of society is the same as implying that infer-

tility or the choice to not reproduce is, bizarrely enough, wasteful and by extension valueless to the nation at large. Differing opinions are both normal and healthy to the debate over social and legal values, and I would never begrudge any respectful, rational person that difference. However, to couch an ideologically-motivated attempt at persuasion in the clothing of dispassionate rationalism, concurrently misrepresenting the opposite opinion, is both monstrously disrespectful and a fallaciously harmful means of persuasion. To proffer it for the consumption of the community constitutes, at best, a severe lack of judgement. I hope that in the coming years Butler will polish those cognitive and persuasive skills by taking some logically and ideologically challenging classes and hopefully visit the OUTsource or Gender and Women Studies department for further edification. Andrew Stith is a political science senior. Email opinions@kykernel.com.

CALEB LONG, Kernel cartoonist

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Hatfields and McCoys to be featured on National Geographic Famous family duel will bring television crews to local areas By Amelia Orwick aorwick@kykernel.com

The Hatfield and McCoy families of Kentucky and West Virginia will be stealing the show in an upcoming episode of National Geographic’s “Diggers.” The two families are known for their feud, characterized by murder and betrayal, during the latter part of the nineteenth century. For the episode, the “Diggers” team recruited the help of the Office of State Archae-

ology and Kentucky Archaeological Survey (KAS) to validate its findings. KAS is a joint undertaking of the UK department of anthropology and the Kentucky Heritage Council, the State Historic Preservation Office. Dr. Kim McBride, UK adjuct faculty member and co-director of KAS, was able to confirm that artifacts uncovered by the “Diggers” team in rural Hardy, Ky. are from the famous final showdown between the Hatfields

and McCoys on New Year’s Day of 1888. Deed research shows that the home of Randall and Sarah McCoy stood on the site from about 1853 until the day it was burned down in the ultimate attack. Visits to the site have increased dramatically since the airing of a History Channel miniseries last May that featured the family feud. “It’s just an interesting phenomenon in itself, why there’s so much interest,” McBride said. Among the “Diggers” team findings were nails, bullets, burned wood and glass. In addition to examining

Former U.S. comptroller general to address students David Walker will discuss fiscal responsibility Anyssa Rpberts news@kykernel.com

UK’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration is bringing out the big guns to educate students and the surrounding community on the fiscal issues our country faces today. David Walker, former comptroller general of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), will address students, faculty and the general public at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 in the Recital Hall of the Singletary Center for the Arts. Walker was appointed comptroller general by former president Bill Clinton and served from 1998 to

2008. Since Walker’s resignation he has headed the Comeback America Initiative based off of his national best-selling book, “Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility.” As a part of the Comeback America Initiative, Walker travels delivering speeches about the importance of fiscal responsibility and its relevance to today’s economy. “It will be interesting to see at a federal level what the fiscal cliff means for our future and the general outlook on what he thinks will happen with America’s spending and revenues in, what he’s projected, the next 50 years,” said Jamie

Giles, public policy and administration graduate student. Walker has appeared numerous times on television stations such as C-SPAN and was a subject in the documentary film, “I.O.U.S.A.,” which followed Walker around the nation as he addressed Americans in townhall style meetings. Walker’s experience as the federal government’s chief auditor will offer insight into our federal economy. Director of UK's Martin School of Public Policy and Administration Merl Hackbart said, “I hope we can have a series of these presentations which are relevant to the students, to Kentucky and to the nation.”

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the artifacts, McBride and KAS were asked to verify that the location was indeed a mid-19th century domestic site, and to record the site with the Office of State Archaeology, which will assist in future preservation. “Recording the site and aiding in preservation is very important,” McBride said. “We want to encourage the idea that this is an important part of history and deserving of future protection.” According to McBride, when “Diggers” first aired, there was concern within the archaeological community that the team didn’t properly follow guidelines. After several archaeologi-

cal societies met with the National Geographic team, an agreement was made to make some changes to the show, including involving more local archaeologists. “The final thought is still out on how the new show will meet the archaeological societies’ expectations,” McBride said. “They’ve shared a rough cut, and I was pleased that it focused on the historical significance of the event.” It is expected that the site will attract even more attention as a result of the upcoming “Diggers” episode. “It is tremendously gratifying to find these items connected to the feud,” property

owners Bob and Rita Scott and Richard and Wanda Scott Goodman said in a National Geographic press release. “We expect visitors from all over the world to come and see these important artifacts.” McBride believes that the attention will be beneficial to citizens of Hardy and the surrounding area. “It gives folks of the region a chance to expand their heritage tourism efforts,” she said. “I think that’s a positive thing.” McBride will be featured in action in the episode premier on the National Geographic Channel on Jan. 29 at 10 p.m.

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