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UK chef’s body found in river By Will Wright email@example.com
The body of Alex Johnson, a UK employee who had been missing since mid-December, was pulled from the Kentucky River on Friday. The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head, said Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn. Thumbprint analysis has identified the body as Johnson’s, a chef at the Hilary J. Boone Center. His remains were found in a blue barrel in the Kentucky River between the I-75 bridge and the Old Richmond Road Bridge, Ginn said. Johnson, 32, was last heard from on Dec. 20 and Johnson never showed up to a work meeting on the following Saturday. Billboards, signs and social media pages had been created to help find Johnson since he had first disappeared in December. His family hired a private investigator, Steve O’Daniel, who told the Kernel last week that Johnson knew the murder suspect, but he wasn’t sure how. Authorities arrested Robert Markham Taylor on Wednesday near the Mexican border in Texas, according to a press release from the Fayette County Sheriff. Lexington police had issued a warrant for Taylor’s arrest on charges of murder, kidnapping and tampering with physical evidence, the release said. In connection with the case, Timothy C. Ballard, 42, was charged last Monday with complicity to kidnapping and tampering with physical evidence. The violation date listed was Dec. 20, 2013, the same date that Johnson was last heard from. The remains were released to the J.C. Kirby and Son Funeral Chapels in Bowling Green, Ky., Ginn said. Johnson’s visitation will be at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday with a memorial service to follow, according to the J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapels website. Kerr Brothers is at 463 E. Main St. in Lexington.
After suffering its third SEC loss of the season three days ago, UK Hoops clawed back from a 10-point deficit on Sunday to defeat the University of Arkansas, 68-58. “It was a really hardfought game,” said UK head coach Matthew Mitchell. “To come from down 10, to win by 10 is really a great performance. (I’m) proud of our players for gutting out a win that we really needed.” With under 14 minutes to play, the Cats found themselves in that position. But they roared back using a 22-6 run to take a six-point lead. The run was sparked by sophomore guard Janee Thompson, whose driving layup and 3-pointer gave the Cats their first lead of the half. “We just tried to get back out there on defense and create some offense,” Thompson said. “We wanted to stop them.” The Cats came out with a different starting lineup after Thursday’s loss. Mitchell said the team did not compete well enough. Arkansas took the lead at the seven-minute mark, as the two teams traded blows for the remainder of the half with
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Study shows diet soda and alcohol could lead to higher BAC levels By Matt Overing firstname.lastname@example.org
Diet drinks mixed with alcohol have always been a way for college students to cut calories. But choosing diet drinks over regular sugar mixers results in a higher blood alcohol concentration, according to a study by a Northern Kentucky University researcher. Cecile A. Marczinski, who completed post-doctoral training in psychopharmacology at UK, ran a study in April that tested the difference between alcohol mixed with diet drinks and alco-
hol mixed with regular beverages. “(Participants) have higher blood alcohol concentration when they consume the diet mixer compared to the sugar mixer,” Marczinski said. Mixing with diet rather than regular soda can lead to a breath alcohol level that is 0.014 higher, according to the study. Breath alcohol level is an indicator of blood alcohol concentration. A regularly sweetened beverage “might be treated by the stomach somewhat like food,” whereas an artificially sweetened
Arkansas leading 32-31 at the half. “The (zone) defense wasn’t that bad,” Mitchell said. “They only scored 32 points, but in the second half they made five straight, and it was just horrible.”
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Gunman, 2 people dead after weekend mall shooting
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According to a new study, drinking an alcoholic beverage with diet soda rather than regular soda can lead to a breath alcohol level that is 0.014 higher.
Psychology senior Nicole Stephens pours diet coke and bourbon on Saturday while working at Tin Roof.
Hoops claws back from 10-point deficit By Tyler Spanyer
In the second half, the Cats came out sluggish and Arkansas took advantage, putting together a 12-3 run to gain an early 10-point advantage. “That was a very critical See ARKANSAS on page 2
By Jean Marbella, Carie Wells and Liz Bowie The Baltimore Sun (MCT)
BALTIMORE — Gunfire shattered the Saturday morning bustle at The Mall in Columbia, a gathering place for many in the planned suburban community in Maryland. Panicked shoppers scattered as two store employees were fatally shot by 19year-old Darion Marcus Aguilar, who police said then killed himself. Howard County police said Brianna Benlolo, 21, of College Park, Md., and Tyler Johnson, 25, of Ellicott City, Md., co-workers
at the skate shop Zumiez, were killed shortly after 11 a.m. On Sunday, police announced the identity of the gunman, who was found with a shotgun and a large amount of ammunition just outside the store on the mall’s second floor above the food court. Five people, including one who was shot in the foot, were treated at Howard County General Hospital and released. The other four were not shot but were injured during the chaos after the shots rang out. Witness Shafon Robinson said a young girl who
was with her in the first floor food court below Zumiez shrieked in fear, prompting Aguilar to look down at them. “He looked straight at me,” Robinson said, and he reloaded the shotgun and aimed it at her. “He pointed the gun at me and looked at my eyes,” she said. Robinson's husband, Terrance Lilly, screamed at her to get down, which she did as a shot boomed over her head. It struck a wall behind her, spraying her clothes with dust, she said. The shooter shot again, this time hitting the cover of a nearby fire extinguisher, See MALL on page 2
Cats Den to host free cooking lessons Classes will teach students to make 3-course meal By Maddie Sanden firstname.lastname@example.org
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Guard Janee Thompson drives the ball past Arkansas’ Jessica Jackson.
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Students will learn to whip up new meals with a class offered in the Student Center. The Cats Den will host the first of three rounds of Chef’s Den cooking class-
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es where students can learn to cook appetizers and eat their dishes, too. “I love to cook, and as a freshman living in the dorms, I hated that I couldn’t cook my own food,” said sophomore Jared Rondinelli. Rondinelli came up
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with the idea when he applied to work at the Cats Den and was asked to come up with an event idea. “I thought, what’s one thing college students love the most? Free food,” See CHEF’S DEN on page 2
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MALL Continued from page 1 Robinson said. Meanwhile, Lilly ran upstairs to get their children, who were at the merry-go-round on the second floor near the shooting scene, Robinson said. He got them out of the mall, but in jumping over a table and railing broke bones in his face in three places, she said. He was taken to Howard County General and then to Shock Trauma for surgery. Other shoppers and employees ran to escape the gunfire or to hide in storage closets or the back rooms of shops. The mall, a centerpiece of the new town created by visionary Jim Rouse in the 1960s, turned into an unlikely crime scene: Heavily armed police descended on the mall. Overhead, Medevac, media and police helicopters circled. Howard County Police Chief William J. McMahon was among the local officials and civic leaders who
ARKANSAS Continued from page 1 juncture for our team,” Mitchell said. “I’m glad we turned it around. This would have been hard to come back from.” Arkansas freshman forward Jessica Jackson led all
expressed sympathy to the victims' loved ones during a late afternoon press conference. "Our hearts go out to the families of the people who lost their life today," McMahon said. "This shouldn't happen in Colum-
and Colorado, before moving to Maryland in 2010. Johnson's Facebook page indicated he had worked at the store since November. Both have family in Mt. Airy, Md. Acquaintances confirmed their identities through the profile photos posted on their Facebook pages. A friend of Johnson's family, who did not wish This to be identified, said outshouldn’t be happen- side the family's Mt. Airy home that they did not ing in Columbia Mall, wish to speak publicly at this time. it shouldn’t happen "They're grieving," he anywhere, but said of the family members gathered inside. unfortunately that’s Police shut down the mall, and it will remain where we are as a closed Sunday, its mansociety.” agers said. McMahon said police WILLIAM J. MCMAHON are "confident" the shootHoward County police chief er acted alone, but did not know if he knew the victims, or if this was a ranbia Mall, it shouldn't hap- dom act of violence. pen anywhere, but unfortuReporters Justin Fennately that's where we are ton, Eduardo A. Encina, Alas a society." ison Knezevich, Kevin RecBenlolo, according to tor, Erin Cox and Luke her Facebook page, was an Lavoie of the Baltimore Sun assistant manager at the Media Group contributed to store and grew up in Florida this report.
scorers with 23 points on 7of-13 shooting. It was her third consecutive game with 20 or more points,. to go with her five rebounds. “(Jackson) got bumped around a lot today, but she just got up and kept going,” said Arkansas head coach Tom Collen. UK was led by junior guard Jennifer O’Neill, who
scored 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field including a career-high tying five 3-pointers. Thompson was second for the team with 13 points. “I just spoke with Matthew (Mitchell) before the game, and he just told me I needed to be more aggressive,” O’Neill said. “I just did what he told me to.”
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Ohio University faculty could see extra $6 million By Collin Binkley The Columbus Dispatch Ohio (MCT)
Ohio University faculty members could receive an extra $6 million in raises over the next three years to catch up with salaries at other schools. Professors at the Athens campus receive an average salary of $103,757, which ranked No. 8 last year among four-year public universities in Ohio. But Ohio University leaders want to climb to No. 3 amid a push to recruit and retain strong employees. To reach that goal, a committee made up mostly of faculty members is proposing an extra $4 million in raises for faculty on the Athens campus, plus $2.2 million for proportional increases for other faculty members in Athens and at regional campuses. In total,
CHEF’S DEN Continued from page 1 Rondinelli said. Chef Scott Kohn, executive chef with UK Dining Services, will teach the students how to cook. There will be cooking stations stocked with food and cooking utensils provided by UK Dining Services. The goal is to teach students how to cook quality food on their own and have fun doing it, Rondinelli said. “It’s a good way to educate people on how to cook their own good food, be-
DIET DRINKS Continued from page 1 beverage is absorbed from the stomach to the bloodstream faster, she said. Food helps absorb alcohol, which explains why diet soda mixers can lead to a higher blood alcohol concentration. Participants in the study did not notice the taste difference between the two drinks, she said. “From most of the studies, it seems to be women that are more calorie conscious,” Marczinski said. Though women are more likely to choose diet drinks, she said both sexes responded the same to the drink when it came to blood alcohol concentration. Courtney McGuffin, a bartender at Two Keys Tavern, said she has noticed more peo-
the proposal amounts to a 2.19 percent pay raise for all types of faculty. Those increases would be on top of others already planned over the next three years, including $5.6 million allotted for professors in Athens. How the new salary raises would be distributed has yet to be decided, but university leaders said they are considering a merit system. Early impressions from the university board of trustees were varied. Some said the raises might be long overdue. Others said they want to see more information, including how the plan would increase retirement costs down the line. Trustee Dave Scholl said he is concerned about how the raises would be distributed. Spreading the raises evenly “just kind of inflates the numbers,” Scholl said.
In the 1970s, the trustees agreed that OU should strive to keep its compensation in the top quarter of public colleges in the state. To achieve that now, the university would need to rank No. 4. But the committee recommending new salary raises said OU should aim higher. “We are third in retention, we are third in graduation rate, we are third in the ability to attract students,” Provost Pam Benoit told trustees on Thursday. “We belong there in compensation.” The highest-paid professors in the state are at Ohio State University, with an average salary of $136,948, followed by the University of Cincinnati, at $110,820. Between those two and OU now are Miami University, the University of Toledo, Kent State University, the
cause I think everyone should enjoy cooking,” he said. The Chef’s Den cooking lessons will be once a month for the next three months. The next two les-
courses and desserts, respectively. On April 8, students can display their new skills by competing in an “Iron Chef” type of competition. Although plans are not finalized, the Iron Chef competition is meant to showcase students’ skills and compete for a grand prize from Trader Joe’s, said Cats Den Director Dustin Adams. The completion is open to any student, Adams said. The final event will most likely include making an entire three course meal: appetizer, main course and dessert.
if you go What: Chef’s Den When: 7 p.m., Monday Where: Cats Den Admission: Free sons are on Feb. 10 and March 3, focusing on main
ple selecting diet drinks. “There is definitely a skinny cocktail craze,” McGuffin said. “Any time a girl can shave off a couple calories from a cocktail, they’re going to. Everyone is trying to save those calories somewhere.” Kyle Ostrander, a Tin Roof bartender, said he sees both men and women order diet drinks. “They cut where they can,” he said. “If they drink a lot, then that’s a great place to cut carbs and calories. It’s males and females both.” Ostrander said he’s noticed that students have altered their drinking selections. Marczinski said when people drink, they tend not to eat to avoid calories. “That adds on to the likelihood of having a high alcohol concentration,” she said. “If you don’t eat and you’re mixing your alcohol with a diet drink, that might be a con-
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cern.” Marczinski said the easiest way to slow the absorption of alcohol into the blood stream is to eat. “That slows the absorption of alcohol and keeps alcohol in a reasonable range,” she said. McGuffin said an easy way to judge how you react to diet versus regular mixed drinks is to take your time. “If you’re going out and having cocktails, wait a while to see how things will affect you before having your next drink,” McGuffin said. “Slow it down. There’s no reason to binge drink ever.” For help with alcohol addiction, call UK’s Counseling Center at 859-257-8701 for consultation. You can speak with addiction specialists at 1-800-ALCOHOL.
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Hoops back on track, despite unimpressive win Cats need consistency to make it to the Final Four DAVID SCHUH
UK Hoops has made it difficult for themselves recently. The Cats are the most talented team in the SEC, but not always the most consistent. After losing three of their last five games, the Cats spent Sunday afternoon
struggling to prevent their free-fall from taking full effect. But down 10 early in the second half, they fought to get back on track, running away to a 68-58 victory over the University of Arkansas. It wasn’t as easy of a win as it could have been. The Razorbacks’ 15-4 record looks impressive on paper, but it’s skewed. They have suffered all of their losses in SEC play and have just two wins on the road this season.
Track teams set 4 school records Home meet hosts 6 top-25 teams
UK men’s and women’s track teams set four new school records at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet on Saturday at Nutter Field House. Junior sprinter Kendra Harrison tied the world’s fastest time of the year in the 60-meter hurdles at 7.69 seconds, according to UK Athletics. The effort also set the indoor school record and gave Harrison the victory in the 60-meter hurdles finals. The Cats’ 1,600-meter relay team, comprising of sophomore sprinter Morganne Phillips, junior sprinters Dezerea Bryant and Angelica Whaley and Harrison, set the school’s indoor and outdoor records on Saturday with a time of 3:33:35. Bryant shared the 60meter sprint title (and set a school record) with a time
of 7.194 seconds, finishing in a statistical tie with 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Tianna Bartoletta, who was unattached at the event. In the men’s competition, senior Matt Hillenbrand won the 3,000-meter run by coming in under eight minutes for the first time in his career. Junior Bradley Szpka won the shot put with a throw of 63 feet 9 inches. Saturday’s meet, which did not keep team scores, included six teams ranked inside the top 25. “I think it is going to take people a little bit to adjust, but we are serious about being successful,” said head coach Edrick Floréal in a UK Athletics news release. “How you build a successful team is just being competitive.” STAFF REPORT
But UK’s normally highoctane offense failed to get going in the first half. The Cats average 87 points per game, outpacing teams with fast break points and 3-point barrages. They couldn’t find any rhythm early on, though, and if not for junior guard Jennifer O’Neill’s 16 first-half points, a one-point halftime deficit would have been much worse. And when O’Neill slowed, the Razorbacks surged. Just three minutes
into the second half, Arkansas built a 44-34 lead. ‘It looked as though the Cats recent form was becoming the norm. From that point on, UK looked like a different team. The Cats played swarming defense, got out in transition and started finishing at the rim. O’Neill only scored five second-half points, but it didn’t matter. It’s a good sign when the leading scorer’s dip in production was a part of the Cats’ turnaround. The team is in a good spot. UK still has a lot to fix
going forward. Its production has to come from more players than O’Neill on a efficient basis. Her four-point game was one reason why the Cats lost to the University of Alabama on Thursday. They also have to battle their inconsistencies. Each half becomes a battle of offensive flow. The defense has never really been a problem, but the Cats get stuck shooting too many threes and don’t turn their stifling defense into easy points. Yet they’re one of the most talented teams in the
country. In a sport that typically sees the same teams cycle through the Final Four every year, UK is trying its hardest to break down that wall. A win over Arkansas isn’t that impressive. It’s a home conference win over a team that is 2-4 in the SEC. But the Cats are back on track. A loss would have raised a lot of questions about the Cats’ future. This win wasn’t a ringing endorsement for their progress, but it’s a step in the right direction. For now, that’ll have to do.
Defense is key to Cats’ development DAVID SCHUH
UK head coach John Calipari talks regularly about the “process” of a young team’s improvement over the course of five short months. Much of that process is dependent on defense — something UK has struggled to consistently excel at this season. On Saturday, against a University of Georgia team that was 4-1 in SEC play, UK finally played a complete defensive game, holding the Bulldogs to 54 points in a 25-point win. The offense, for the most part, has been there most of the year. Having the number of scoring weapons that the Cats do, the points will come from somewhere. Though early on this year the flow on offense wasn’t always there, the offense always produced. Defensive stops, however, did not. The Cats have struggled mightily throughout the season with help-side defense. With the exception of sophomore forward Willie Cauley-Stein, when a teammate was beat off the dribble, rarely did adequate help
come from others. They were not a cohesive defensive unit. “Most of it is mental discipline now. That’s the next level of the process,” Calipari said. “Now we have to be more like a team … that means play with energy off the ball. On the ball — that’s fine — but what about off the ball?” The proof of the Cats’ development is on Saturday’s tape. After a threegame mini-slump, CauleyStein was back to his normal self, racking up six block and six steals in 26 minutes. Georgia shot 32 percent from the field, and if you take its leading scorer away, the other Bulldogs finished a measly 11-for-38. They had players injured, but that’s good against any team of reasonable SEC-caliber talent. “Defense wins games,” freshman guard Aaron Harrison said. “Of course we can score — everybody can score. But we just have to stay focused and lock down on (defense).” And UK has the tools to do it. With three 6-foot-6inch guards on the perimeter and more shot-blockers than the Cats know what to do with, the physical attributes have always been there on defense. But like Calipari said, it comes down to discipline.
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Forward Willie Cauley-Stein attempts to block University of Georgia forward Brandon Morris in Saturday’s game.
When you have the skills to defend, the only thing that keeps you from excelling is a mental fortitude to play hard for 40 minutes. It isn’t glamorous, but
it’s the truth: Defense is now the key to the Cats’ development. I’m not saying it will happen, but if they want to get to Dallas, it will be by locking teams down.
Tennis sees mixed results at tournament Men’s, women’s teams split pair of matches
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Sophomore Nathan Donnellon finished sixth in the heptathlon on Saturday at the Rod McCravy memorial Track meet.
UK men’s and women’s tennis found mixed success by each splitting a pair of matches at the 2014 Intercollegiate Kickoff Weekend. The men started the weekend with a 4-0 win over Brigham Young University on Friday in Lexington. Senior Tom Jomby improved to 5-0 on the season and clinched the match for the Cats with two 6-4 sets, according to UK Athletics.
On Saturday, the No. 29 University of Notre Dame beat the Cats in the Lexington Regional Championship of the 2014 Intercollegiate Kickoff Weekend. Notre Dame beat the University of Minnesota on Friday to make the championship. Jomby continued his impressive form and won his singles match, but the team lost 4-3 after senior Ryuji Hirooka lost to Notre Dame freshman Eddy Covalschi.
UK returns to regular season action against Notre Dame on Sunday. UK women’s tennis beat Tulane University in the opening round of the 2014 Intercollegiate Kickoff Weekend in Durham, N.C. The Cats beat Tulane 41 on Friday and moved on to play Duke University in the finals, but fell to the No. 10 Blue Devils 4-0 on Saturday. UK doubles lost a point
in both matches, but won in singles against Tulane behind wins from juniors Kelsey Dieters, Stephanie Fox and Edmée MorinKougoucheff and senior Caitlyn McGraw. Dieters, McGraw and freshman Taylor Lederman lost to Duke in singles, according to UK Athletics. UK women’s tennis (31) will play at Pennsylvania State University on Saturday. STAFF REPORT
Five highlights from UK’s win over Georgia By Nick Gray firstname.lastname@example.org
UK’s 79-54 win over the University of Georgia on Saturday was the Cats’ largest margin of victory in conference play. The win came via four Cats who scored in double figures, and a smothering defense led by a guy who had been “in a slump” up to Saturday’s game. Here are five highlights from Rupp Arena on a snowy and frigid Saturday. 1. Cauley-Stein gets back on track
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Sophomore forward Willie Cauley-Stein did not light up the scoreboard on offense (eight points), but he did grab
six steals and blocked six shots as UK produced its best defensive numbers of the year. “I had a really good couple days of practice and I felt like my normal self,” Cauley-Stein said after Saturday’s game. “Other times in practice, I was out there, going through the motions. This time, I was juiced and was ready to get back to producing.” 2. Scoring comes from many avenues Four Cats – sophomore Alex Poythress and freshmen James Young, Aaron Harrison and Julius Randle – were in double figures scoring-wise on Saturday. In all 19 games, UK has had at least three scorers in double figures, and six Cats
have broken the 10-point mark. 3. Cats continue to be tested on the boards UK was out-rebounded for the second time in three games, a stark contrast from the rest of the season. The Cats have been out-rebounded once otherwise, and UK’s next two games on the road are against the second(Louisiana State University) and fourth-best (University of Missouri) rebounding teams in the SEC. 4. Willis makes his mark Freshman Derek Willis got his first significant playing time in two weeks and made
the highlight reels when he went coast-to-coast after a rebound and finished with a lefthanded layup off the glass. The 6-foot-9-inch Mt. Washington native had not played since Jan. 11 and had not scored since November until Saturday. 5. Road sweet road The Cats have spent their last three games inside the confines of Rupp Arena. The scenery will change over the next 17 days, as UK will have four road games in that span. LSU and Missouri, the Cats’ next two contests, are a combined 18-3 at home. Both teams need quality wins to make it to the NCAA Tournament.
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Our generation is being robbed MATT YOUNG
We are being robbed, and we are too distracted to even notice, let alone care. Last week Gov. Steve Beshear released his budget requests for the next two years. In it were millions of dollars of cuts to higher education, and to UK in particular. This money is not simply disappearing, far from it. It is instead being transferred to those much older than we are. In addition to the federal subsidy for expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) that few young people have signed up for, $190 million will go to Medicaid in Beshear’s proposed budget. Much money also would go to the retirement pension system, which is sinking fast, and may not be there for us. In an email to university employees, President Capilouto, while affirming that UK
will fight the cuts, has already placed the possibility of tuition increases firmly on the table. This is not a singular event, but an ever increasing pattern. Other states have proposed or enacted similar budgets, and at the national level the problem is $17 trillion large. While government spending on things that our genera-
pay for these expenses. Our national debt is now $17 trillion and growing — by $675 billion this year alone. If you think this is not your problem, it is time to sober up. This type of debt cannot be paid quickly, which means you and I will be paying it throughout our lives. The government now spends $1.35 trillion on Social Security and Medicare alone,
If you think this is not your problem, it is time to sober up.” Matt Young
tion will use — roads and infrastructure, education, research and development and much more — has reached one of the lowest levels in modern history, spending on Social Security and Medicare are at all-time highs and growing. Adding to the injustice is the fact that the government borrowed about $1 trillion per year for the last five years to
an astounding 26 percent of all expenditures for just two programs. The catch is that many experts believe that if this continues, there will not be any Social Security or Medicare for us to take advantage of. Life expectancy is longer than it was when baby boomers were born, meaning each beneficiary receives more years of additional bene-
fits that we pay for. This continues because politicians want to keep their jobs. In the last election, voters ages 18 to 30 accounted for only 19 percent of the vote, while voters ages 45 and older summed up 44 percent. What few people realize is that our generation is actually larger in population than the baby boomers. If we made our voices heard, our situation would change in an instant. The easiest way to fix the red-ink spending is to raise the retirement age from 65, but this won’t happen because the baby boomers vote for president while we vote for “American Idol.” We are letting burglars into our house and inviting them to rob us, but we are too engulfed in Twitter, Netflix and Xbox to stop them. If we do nothing, we may get up for a drink to find that we no longer have a home. If we do not get involved now, it will be too late, and we will only have ourselves to blame. Email opinions@ kykernel.com.
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OHIO Continued from page 2 University of Akron and Wright State University. Benoit said the proposed raises are detailed in a draft report the committee has yet to finish. The group plans to submit the report for consideration by the trustees on March 14. The university did not respond last week to a Dispatch request for the draft recommendations under Ohio’s Open Records Act. At a board of trustees
meeting on Thursday, Benoit gave a preview of the report. Over the past year, she said, the 11-member committee has compared pay at OU and at other schools across the state and country. It found that OU ranks even lower among similar schools across the U.S. than in Ohio. But in their comparison, the group didn’t factor in differences in the cost of living among cities. “Obviously, Columbus is different from Athens,” Benoit told the trustees. “But it’s very hard to figure it in for salary costs.” Some data give a
glimpse of the difference. The average professor salary at the Athens campus is 24 percent lower than at Ohio State, but the average price of a home sold in Athens last month was also 24 percent lower than the average in Columbus, according to data from the Ohio Association of Realtors. Although the proposal now recommends boosting salaries over three years, university leaders said they are talking about speeding that up. Before they submit a final proposal, they plan to gauge reaction from students and employees.
Horoscope To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries ( March 21 — April 19) — Today is a 7 — Confer with your team and make a plan accounting for each of your abilities. Use their ideas and approach. You're already ahead of the game. Talk about what you're learning. Wax philosophical. Taurus ( April 20 — May 20) — Today is a 6 — Complete financial paperwork: invoices, expense reports, tax forms... If you don't understand, don't be afraid to ask. Get in touch with old clients or friends who can provide new work. Choose love you can depend on. Gemini ( May 21 — June 20) — Today is a 7 — A good partner helps you get farther, and could also provide a unique opportunity that you wouldn't discover otherwise. Provide motivation, plus facts, and win the prize. Collect an old debt as a bonus. Cancer ( June 21 — July 22) — Today is an 8 — You can find the right words to make an excellent deal. Get busy and take advantage of your great productivity today. Include time for romance. Let your partner share
your appreciation. Provide a healthy dose of great service. Leo ( July 23 — Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Indulge passion and imagination. It's a nice day for romance. Write a love letter and seal it with a kiss. But don't forget your career obligations. You find the balance. Share fun and laughter. Virgo ( Aug. 23 — Sept. 22) — Today is a 6 — Study new ways to save at home. Pay attention to unnoticed or forgotten stuff. Spend wisely to improve your decor. Keep your promises. Your plans develop as you go along. Good news comes from far away. Libra ( Sept. 23 — Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — Your past work speaks well for you. Make new friends. Check out an interesting suggestion. For a fresh perspective, ask a child. Cash in coupons and ask for help. Team projects go well. Consider new possibilities. Scorpio ( Oct. 23 — Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — Renew career activity. Consult an experienced and trustworthy financial advisor. Take action to forward your next profitable adventure. Friends offer good advice. Chat in private. Find a smarter method at work. Go for it. Sagittarius ( Nov. 22 — Dec.
21) — Today is an 8 — Write, record or organize about your new escapade. Include new support or information. Do it for love. Write a practical document. Find just the right tone. Private efforts bear fruit. Mutual admiration grows with a partner. Capricorn ( Dec. 22 — Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — A roommate helps you understand. Share the pertinent facts. Your input is appreciated. Dexterity solves a problem. You're on a roll. Keep saving as much as you can. Introspection and quiet prove soothing. Aquarius ( Jan. 20 — Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Have a private conversation with a supervisor or at home. Allow yourself to get persuaded. Ask questions and take notes. Run errands. Watch for hidden agendas. Work smarter as you assimilate new ideas. Pisces ( Feb. 19 — March 20) — Today is an 8 — Work on the plan you made. Gather new information. Use your wit and charm. Friends keep you on track to profit. You're gaining respect. Contact your team and talk about the important things. MCT
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1 dead in SC State campus shooting By Bertram Rantin and Chris Winston The State (MCT)
PHOTO BY EMILY WUETCHER | STAFF
A snowman dressed in UK apparel sits outside of Memorial Hall. The snow began to melt Sunday as temperatures reached 40 degrees.
Sony obtains ‘Lean In’ movie rights Story to explore themes of Sheryl Sandberg bestseller By Jessica Guynn and Dawn C. Chmielewski Los Angeles Times (MCT)
SAN FRANCISCO — Sony Pictures has obtained the rights to Sheryl Sandberg’s bestseller “Lean In,” according to people with knowledge of the situation. Nell Scovell, a veteran television writer who helped Sandberg write the book, will pen the script, said the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not permitted to discuss the matter publicly. The story will be based on the themes explored in “Lean In” but will not be about Sandberg, and she will not be a character in the
movie, the people said. One said Sandberg plans to donate her portion of the proceeds to the LeanIn.Org foundation. Sandberg, 44, is the chief operating officer of Facebook Inc. She also sits on the boards of Facebook and Walt Disney Co. She is a rarity in the high-tech industry, a woman who has scaled to the top of Silicon Valley. Just this week she became one of the world’s youngest billionaires and one of the few women to reach that net worth. “Lean In,” published in March, sold 140,000 copies in its first week and spent 12 weeks on top of The New York Times nonfiction best-
seller list last year. It also triggered heated debate over gender inequality in the workplace and how women can get ahead professionally. Facebook was the subject of another Sony release in 2010: “The Social Network,” a less-than-flattering film about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Aaron Sorkin won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for the film, which was based on Ben Mezrich’s book “The Accidental Billionaires.” Sony Chief Executive Michael Lynton is a longtime friend of Sandberg. He hosted a “Lean In” launch party at his home. In an interview in 2012,
Lynton told The Times that he was skeptical at first that Facebook could help promote his studio’s movies. When he had dinner with Sandberg, she asked him why he didn’t advertise more on Facebook. He told her he needed better tools to measure the effectiveness of the ads. “Unlike any other executive, instead of just nodding her head, she and Facebook acted incredibly quickly by going off and forming a joint venture with Nielsen to devise a way to measure how effective our advertising would be on Facebook,” Lynton said. Elizabeth Diana, a spokeswoman for Facebook, declined to comment on the “Lean In” deal. Deadline.com was the first to report it.
ORANGEBURG, S.C. — The search for suspects in a Friday afternoon shooting that left an South Carolina State University football player dead has been moved offcampus after the college was placed on lockdown for several hours following the incident. The Orangeburg County Coroner’s Office has identified 20-year-old Brandon Alexander Robinson as the victim in the shooting that took place outside of a campus dormitory. Robinson was taken to The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, S.C., where he was later pronounced dead. “He was a good student,” said S.C. State University president Thomas J. Elzey, who became emotional during a Friday evening briefing in the university’s administration building. S.C. State Police Chief Mernard Clarkson said Friday evening that the State Law Enforcement Division has taken the lead in the investigation. But he confirmed that police are trying to identify four people who were in the area at the time of the incident and have identified at least one person of interest. He did not disclose that individual’s name and said no suspects were in custody. Police have no motive for the shooting, Clarkson said. Police were called to the Andrew Hugine Suites Living and Learning dorm on campus around 1:30 p.m. Friday. S.C. State officials called SLED for assistance shortly after the shooting occurred, SLED spokesman Thom Berry said. Once the student
died, the case fell under SLED’s jurisdiction because of a state law that requires the agency to investigate all on-campus deaths, Berry said. S.C. State and nearby Claflin University were on lockdown for several hours on Friday afternoon, as police searched the perimeters of the campuses. Shortly after the shooting, an emergency siren was activated at S.C. State and could be heard across both campuses for several hours. As of 6 p.m., both campuses were off lockdown. S.C. State restricted campus entrance to the rear gate off Chestnut Street, which is customary after 6 p.m. each day, but the campus remained under heightened security Friday night.
Students are safe. The perimeter of campus is secure.” MERNARD CLARKSON S.C. State Police Chief
“Members of the campus community are asked to remain alert and report any suspicious activity,” Clarkson said. “Students are safe. The perimeter of the campus is secure.” Students at both universities said they had little information about the incident but were advised to stay inside by means of campuswide text messages, email alerts and other emergency notifications. And while the two campuses remained largely barren for much of the afternoon, a handful of students could be seen walking around outside.