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wednesday , nov . 25, 2009 tnr gives thanks
The News Record staff shares what they’re thankful for this year. page 2
Northside: Cincinnati’s most eclectic neighborhood page 5
UC hosts Darwinian scholars
basketball Cats knock off Maryland, play for Maui title Wednesday. page 8
“[The cameras] provide a service beyond law enforcement.” —Capt. Russ Neville, CPD Information technology manager
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The Darwin Sesquicentennial Celebration Committee hosted “The Vision and Legacy of Charles Darwin,” Monday, Nov. 23. The all-day event took place in Tangeman University Center’s Great Hall. Anthony Perzigian, UC senior vice president, funded the conference. The symposium had a two-part objective: to boost UC’s research reputation and celebrate Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species.” “[The book is] accessible, readable and easy to understand,” said Wendy Beckman, a Darwin committee member. The symposium included six speakers, a question and answer session, a book signing and a reception open to the public. Throughout the day, approximately 900 people attended to listen and observe. “We wanted everyone: UC students, faculty and members of the community,” Beckman said. “We wanted to try and catch everybody. We wanted doubters and skeptics, but overall we wanted people who were interested in science.” UC Board of Trustees chairman Buck Niehoff and Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden employee Catherine “Cat Lady” Hilker were also in attendance. The event began at noon with UC President Gregory Williams welcoming the speakers and audience. “One of the greatest assets that sets UC apart from thousands of other colleges and universities is our immense capacity as a major research university,” Williams said. The keynote lecture, “Charles Darwin Against Himself: Caution versus Honesty in the Life of a Reluctant Revolutionary,” was presented by a Darwin-Wallace scholar and author David Quammen, who also graduated from St. Xavier High School. Quammen’s speech accumulated an audience of more than 700 people including 500 students and faculty from St. Xavier. People in the United States are not seeing facts because of their religious backgrounds and do not fully understand evolution, Beckman said. see darwin | page 6
brief garage flasher
The University of Cincinnati Police Division is warning students to watch out for suspicious persons in campus parking garages. In two incidents, there were reports of indecent exposure to people in Campus Green parking garage Thursday, Nov. 19, and Woodside Garage Friday, Nov. 20. “It’s not usually a crime we’re used to around here,” said Capt. Karen Patterson of UCPD. Although Patterson only saw one of the reports, there has not been a working description of the suspect or suspects in the case. weather forecast
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Cars pass through the intersection at Clifton and Ludlow avenues during morning rush hour, Tuesday, Nov. 24. The intersection is one of many where cameras are scheduled to be installed.
Cincinnati ups surveillance
City begins multimillion dollar camera installations
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he Cincinnati Police Department recently installed eight surveillance cameras around the city and plans to add around 60 more by the end of 2011, said Capt. Russ Neville, information technology manager of CPD. The price for each camera is $19,000, including the installation costs. “[The cameras] provide a service beyond law enforcement,” Neville said. They should be able to help other city services such as sanitation, traffic and fire, Neville said. The process of deciding which districts would get the cameras included a five-point plan, Neville said. “We did a statistical analysis on crimes and criminal conduct,” Neville said. “We discussed with district commanders and district personnel.” The presence of cameras might not guarantee safety, though. “Surveillance cameras, at this point, have become more of an illusion of safety rather than
any actual crime fighting tool,” said Gary Daniels, associate director of the Ohio American Civil Liberties Union. The University of Cincinnati also uses similar cameras, said Capt. Karen Patterson of the UC Police. “Just because you have cameras does not mean that you are stopping a crime from occurring,” Patterson said. Cameras are often used as a tool to help police investigate after a crime has occurred, Patterson said. Neville echoed her sentiment. “Right now it will be used reactively, not proactively,” Neville said. Daniels, however, says the cameras are a first step in a surveillance overhaul. “We’ve been arguing for years now that once you start allowing surveillance cameras at any given location, its not going to stop there,” Daniels said. Neville said the police department’s only concern is public space and insists no privacy rights will be violated. “These cameras are made for public view and public view alone,” Neville said. “Such
as, nothing outside of what any citizen would have the capability of seeing as they walk, drive or ride a bicycle up and down a street.” He also added there are protections in place should misuse occur. “If there is any inappropriate use of a system, we do have policies and procedures for accountability,” Neville said. Surveillance policies may be found under the Procedure Manuals on the CPD Web site. Daniels still worries about the trade off of a better prosecution tool for increased government access to surveillance. “There seems to be this idea that if the technology exists, that we should take advantage of it, simply because it exists – without asking the question of is this really effective,” Daniels said. The privacy concerns are unfounded, Neville said. “Its important people understand they are a city-wide, neighborhood public safety camera system,” Neville said. “It’s not a crime camera system.”
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An original illuminated manuscript (above) from the early second millennium. The manuscripts were hand illustrated and scribed by monks. “Poems by Phillis Wheatley” (inlay), in the UC Archives and Rare Books, has its spine and corner bindings made of human skin. The lighter binding is sheep’s leather.
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AAUP works to protect free speech Recent federal court decisions ruling that faculty at public colleges are not protected by the First Amendment has drawn attention from the American Association of University Professors – a national faculty union that includes a University of Cincinnati chapter. The AAUP began a campaign to protect academic freedom at public universities, claiming the court decisions will erode faculty members’ speech rights. It is based on a particular Supreme Court ruling in the case of Garcetti v. Ceballos, which held that a government agency could restrict comments their employees made in connection to its official duties. A report issued by the AAUP Nov. 10 titled “Speak Up, Speak Out: Protect the Faculty Voice on Campus,” calls for faculty to not depend on courts for protection and to work with their respective schools in regards to policy protecting their speech. The report also suggested the University of Minnesota as a model example for an academic freedom policy, which was adopted by their Board of Regents this past June. However, for UC faculty, a free-speech policy has already been in place. Since 1974, the collective-bargaining agreement with the administration grants them protection. “We have a strong contract between the AAUP and UC that protects academic freedom and the faculty’s share in governance of the university,” said John McNay, an associate professor of history at UC’s Raymond Walters College, and a member of the AAUP executive council and chair of the organizing committee. Part of the agreement states “the right of academic freedom shall be the right of every faculty member. The university shall continue to be pledged to recognize and protect full freedom of inquiry, teaching and research in all aspects of University life.” UC faculty is noticing the issue in recent months. “Because we’ve had this contract and its protections of academic freedom since 1974, the UC chapter is really at the forefront of these issues,” he said. Howard Tolley, a UC political science professor, praises the administration in its approach to academic freedom and said the current agreement is working. “The administration, in my view, has done well in respecting free speech and encouraging those who take offense to compete in the free marketplace of ideas rather than to promote censorship,” Tolley said. Greg Hand, university spokesperson, agrees. “The faculty and the university both strongly believe in principle about academic freedom,” Hand said. Hand could not recall any major disputes over academic freedom or First Amendment protection in the 35 years the agreement has been in place. McNay seconds Hand. “We’ve not had a disagreement with the university in my time here specifically about academic freedom and this may stem from the strong language in the contract defending this issue,” said McNay, who has been at UC since 2000. Faculty might also consider recent national problems with university free speech, despite academic freedom being in the agreement with the university, said Daniel Langmeyer, a professor of psychology and vice president of the UC AAUP chapter. “Our contract does incorporate language about academic freedom as a right of the faculty,” Langmeyer said. “But perhaps [faculty members] will need to incorporate the recent threats and take a look at other universities’ policies.” The current agreement between the UC faculty and administration expires June 2010. Hand, however, expects negotiations regarding a new agreement to begin sometime in February 2010.
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Black Friday turns shoppers into bargain barbarians I did the Black Friday thing once. It was an early morning trip to SouthPark Mall in Strongsville, Ohio, with two of my best friends. They were busy learning Hawthorne Heights lyrics and I was trying to stay awake. (Unfortunately, I must admit I already knew the words to the songs on their first album. It’s not something I’m proud of.) The mall was jam packed before any of the stores opened. Lines snaked around corners and people looked for friends so they could cut in line. My friends Kinel, Bizz and I made our way from store to store looking for deals that were too good to pass up. I don’t remember what I bought, if I bought anything. The only thing I remember was extreme frustration, a dizzying madness of pushing through crowds of people taking way too long to figure out what it was they were looking for. All of this happened before 8 a.m. And I don’t drink coffee. It was not pleasant. The deals are pretty great – there’s no denying that – but is all the mayhem worth it? I’m inclined to say no. Before anyone gets into a tizzy about how I’ve only shopped one Black Friday, pull your panties out of a twist and settle down. For the last three years I’ve worked Black Friday in various malls (Dayton Mall and Kenwood Towne Centre). Two years ago I had two full-time jobs during the Black Friday and Christmas shopping season. I’ve seen the madness. I’ve dealt with the madness. I hate the madness. People get mad because there are no boxes for 20-pound winter coats, they get mad because there are other people in line and they get mad when you’re out of the most common size in a popular T-shirt or sweater. People are more irrational than usual on Black Friday. Shopping on Black Friday might actually one day be considered an Olympic sport. Or at the very least you might need a personal training staff to help you prepare. There is a lot of walking, circling racks of clothing, running from store to store, standing with hefty loads of items, pushing carts and hauling heavy shopping bags. You might consider conditioning yourself for the workout you’re about to get on Friday: Shopping burns 250 calories an hour. But, if you like the chaos or you’re one of the irrational people who enjoy the excuse to be a little unreasonable, then kudos to you. There are probably a few things I’d like for you to pick up for me. I’ll send you a list. But, if you’re anything like me and have no desire to become a part of the consumer mania, you might try shopping at some of Cincinnati’s independent boutiques. For the second year, the Gateway Quarter in Over the Rhine is hosting Holidays in the Bag to promote local shopping the day after Thanksgiving. It’s pretty simple: You have to purchase a bag from the Gateway Quarter Information Center and then, from participating stores, you can receive 20 percent off everything you can fit inside the bag. You have an entire day to make the trek to OTR – Holidays in the Bag is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. But there’s an added bonus: Proceeds from Holidays in the Bag benefit the Emanuel Community Center. If you can’t get everything you need in the Gateway Quarter, you’re only a few minutes from downtown – you can visit Saks, Macy’s and T.J. Maxx. If you want to shop exclusively local this year, it might be a little tricky if you plan on shopping outside of the Gateway Quarter. Most independent, locally owned shops have irregular hours. Business owners might be out shopping on Black Friday to try and scoop up some of the premier deals for themselves, so there’s no telling if they’ll even be open. Plan in advance. Call your favorite indie shops to ask if they’ll be open. Find out what their hours are or if they’re offering special deals. If not, cross it off your list for Friday; you can go there any time and pay the same amount. And if you find yourself in Dayton Mall, visit me at the jewelry store; I make commission. Is your Black Friday a bargain bonaza or do you spend it snuggled under the covers? Let Taylor know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Despite living in a political landscape that always seems to take one crisis and exchange it for another, there are still a few things to be thankful for, especially where political issues are concerned. Politically and economically, things are rough and that’s forcing people to take a stronger stance on many important issues. The effort to audit the Federal Reserve – and the anti-Fed movement that is growing around it – is a welcomed event. People are finally waking up and understanding that it is the monetary mismanagement of America’s central bank that fueled the recession. Even more people are realizing their economic future depends on reigning in the authority of the Fed. The House Financial Services Committee recently approved a measure in a 43-26 vote to reclaim some small ounce of oversight of the Fed, which is sure to be something Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will most certainly not be thankful for this year. The Federal Reserve Transparency Act, introduced by Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, was passed as an amendment to a financial reform bill currently being constructed by Congress. The amendment would grant the Government Accountability Office greater authority to audit the Fed, opening up the secret dealings of the central bank.
Even though the bill it’s attached to might not be the best in limiting the Fed’s monetary authority, any action being taken to audit the Fed is still enough to give thanks. And while a war against the Fed is being waged in Congress, average Americans are growing weary of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. A survey conducted by CNN/Opinion Research Corporation found that 57 percent of Americans oppose the U.S. war in Afghanistan. The survey concluded that the percentage of those opposing the war has increased by 11 percentage points since April and represents some of the highest numbers of opposition to the war to date. Support for the war in Iraq is also waning with a Gallup Poll conducted last summer reporting 58 percent of Americans believe going to Iraq was a mistake. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait some time until we can be thankful the wars have ended and our troops make it back home where they belong. But nevertheless, it’s encouraging seeing a slow but steadily increasing number of Americans opposing the wars – enough of a reason to be thankful. Another reason to be politically thankful is because more Americans are finding a voice in the political issues that are important to them. For instance, in the health care debate, whether you are for it or against it, the issue motivated many people to stand up and be heard. The will of those opposed to current
incarnations of government health care reform plans have impacted the debate in such a way that efforts to push forward any kind of health care reform has dramatically slowed. And so through the debacles in health care and the economy, many Americans are seeing the size of government amplify immeasurably. Now more people are concerned about the growing size of the federal government as evident in the many sovereignty resolutions issued by several states asserting state power throughout the year. The resolutions are meant to remind the federal government of its constitutional restrictions and to promote the 10th Amendment. Many states have already passed sovereignty resolutions this year, including Alaska, Idaho, Oklahoma, North Dakota and South Dakota, with several others in the process of reaffirming states’ rights in a quietly growing movement. So whatever you’re thankful for this year, be it swaying opinions about America’s wars, the states’ rights movement, change you can believe in, Benjamin Bernanke’s beard or the pardoning of a turkey who committed no crime short of being born delicious, be sure that there are plenty of reasons to express our thankfulness this Thanksgiving holiday. Jeremy Davis is the author of Writer’s Bloc, the weekly column appearing in weekend editions of The News Record.
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Child stands up for LGBT rights stephanie kitchens
When asked to stand up to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Will Phillips, a fifth grader in Arkansas said, “With all due respect, ma’am, you can go jump off a bridge.” Phillips was in the third day of his boycott against the pledge. This controversy surrounding the Pledge of Allegiance has been a hot debate for many years, but the issue that is usually disputed is the phrase “under God.” Atheists and Agnostics most commonly contest saying the Pledge of Allegiance in schools because the phrase contrasts with their beliefs. But Phillips opted out of saying the pledge for very different reasons: He disagrees with the part of the pledge claiming “liberty and justice for all.”
After having a discussion with his mother, Phillips began to contest this portion of the pledge because there is not liberty and justice for all, specifically for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. His family advocates equal rights for the LGBT community and he supports its beliefs. “Well, I looked at the end and it said ‘with liberty and justice for all.’ And there really isn’t liberty and justice for all. Gays and lesbians can’t marry. There’s still a lot of racism and sexism in the world,” Phillips said in an interview with CNN about the stand he took. The Pledge of Allegiance was written by Francis Bellamy in 1892. Looking back in history, it is obvious that the pledge’s “liberty and justice for all” meant white males, not the entire American population.
Traditions are great and all, but sometimes things need to be changed or updated to keep up with current beliefs. Thankfully, the public is a lot more accepting of minorities, such as the LGBT community. But Phillips brings up a good point – they still do not have the same liberties as the rest of Americans, making it hypocritical for him to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. The Constitution’s First Amendment grants citizens freedom of speech. Forcing children to blindly recite the Pledge of Allegiance each morning hardly seems to support this amendment. Children are susceptible to manipulation because they are not fully developed. It does not seem fair or appropriate to engrain a dated pledge into their impressionable minds, especially when they don’t
understand the abstract concepts presented in it. “For which it stands” is more likely “for witches’ stands,” in most children’s minds while reciting the pledge. Wondering how witches were related to the United States of America is a daily routine in elementary schools. Clearly, Phillips is not an average fifth grader. He recognized the hypocrisy of the pledge and has the courage to stand up for his beliefs – his choice is laudable. Phillips deserves credit for calling attention to the phrase “liberty and justice for all.” Hopefully this controversy will perpetuate the eradication of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and help the LGBT community gain equal liberties and justice. Stephanie Kitchens is a second-year journalism student at the University of Cincinnati.
Breast cancer detected other ways Dear Editor,
Scientists released a report suggesting mammograms are necessary only after the age of 50. The public uproar has been deafening. As one of my favorite sayings goes – one no doubt favored by youth everywhere – “the leading cause of death in America is life.” That is we aren’t happy to admit it, each of us knows we will die. We cannot know when or how it will happen. All we can do is play the odds – health care is really just a bunch of tricks to tilt the table in our favor – and hope for the best. Take smoking for example, a universally accepted bad habit and guaranteed death sentence. Smoking increases the chances of certain illness, all of which shorten lifespan, but whether and how much a particular ailment will affect a particular smoker is unknown. The bottom line is that smoking is bad for you. If you look at enough smokers over a long enough period of time, the vast majority will die before they should. So the government tries to get people to stop and we don’t object to the millions in taxes spent to broadcast this message. Faced with such overwhelming scientific evidence, how could we? Compare this to the Nov. 16 mammogram report. Contrary to the enemies of health care reform, the report’s authors do not set government policy. Even if they did, the private companies that control your health care can (at least for now) decide whether or not to follow the recommendations. The scientists researching mammograms no doubt designed their study to answer the same question as the smoking researchers: How can Americans live the longest and healthiest lives?
Yet the outrage over new mammogram recommendations has been enormous and the coincidence of the proposed health care reforms don’t help. But Americans would speak out even in the absence of such reforms. The reality is the American health care system was designed like the rest of our economy: to create consumption. Not surprisingly, we have grown accustomed to the idea of health care as doctor visits, procedures and pills. Those who recommend reductions in this mainstream conception of health care, as we’ve seen, are met with skepticism and outright hostility. We’ve forgotten that the vast majority of health care is how we live our daily lives: what foods we eat, how much we exercise, how well we sleep and the quality of our relationships. These have a greater aggregate impact than trips to the hospital, MRIs, prescriptions and other medical interventions. The controversy about the news mammogram report highlights America’s obsession with treatment, particularly the widespread belief that we are entitled to what we think we need. When it comes to health care, we give in to our fears rather than putting our faith in science. These fears are normal. Who wants to get sick or die young? But look what happens when we trust the scientists: Despite decades of resistance from the tobacco industry, science was finally able to convince America of the harms of smoking. Our nation is healthier as a result. Can we make a similar leap of faith here?
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Which leads me to the irrational intersection between smokers and under-50 mammogram advocates: Each sincerely believes that they’re going to beat the odds. The smoker thinks he’s going to be the 90-year-old Marlboro Man, when the statistical reality is each puff deducts minutes from his life. The under-50 mammogram advocate knows early detection will save her life, when the statistical reality are symptoms or other detection methods are more likely to reveal the cancer. I have a relative who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She received annual mammograms, but the most tragic aspect of her case is that after diagnosis the doctor reviewed the previous year’s mammogram only to find the same lump in her breast. “They should have caught it last year,” the doctor told my relative. But they didn’t. Despite her habit of annual mammograms, the cancer had an extra year to wreak havoc. Luckily my relative’s prognosis is great. Her tenacity will help her to overcome this obstacle as it has overcome all the others life has thrown at her. So smoke ‘em if you got ‘em (or don’t). Skip mammograms in your 40s (or don’t). Whatever you decide, rejoice in each day’s roll of the dice. Because you never know when those snake eyes are coming. Mike Keefe Law 2010 Check out www.newsrecord.org to read more letters to the editor.
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If asked about cool or trendy places to hang out in Cincinnati, Ludlow Avenue might be the first place that comes to mind. It’s close to the University of Cincinnati’s campus; there are bars, restaurants and even an independent movie theater that shows a lot of independent films. The Bearcat Transportation System takes students from campus and drops them off about two streets from Ludlow. But why stop there? Continue to travel down Ludlow Avenue and cross over the viaduct. You’re on Hamilton Avenue facing a large brick building with a blue background, white daises and simple text that reads “Northside.” In the background of the mural are old, narrow, businesses with overhangs. Welcome to Northside, Cincinnati’s most eclectic neighborhood. Clifton and Clifton Heights used to be the place to be. They were the places to hang out, to eat, go to shows and be surrounded by creative types. In the last eight years or so, the neighborhoods h a v e become more
commercialized with larger businesses. Rent for commercial spaces increased forcing small, independent entrepreneurs to relocate or consider a different area to start up their businesses. The brick side streets, artistic flair, wall graffiti and diversity of Northside lured many of the businesses in. It’s also the reason many of them stick around. Jim Blase, who co-owns Shake It Records with his brother Darren Blase, first tried to set up shop in Clifton. The spaces available were too small. The rent was too high. The concept and idea of Shake It wasn’t quite what Clifton developers were looking for. “They wouldn’t rent to us,” Blase said. Jim and Darren were living in Northside and had been for years. The neighborhood became the next most logical place for their independent record and CD store. “It’s worked out fantastically,” Blase said. And it has. Shake It has arguably become one of the most popular destinations for music lovers in Cincinnati. The store has expanded beyond music only — shoppers can find an eclectic mix of Japanese toys and independent and lesser-known magazines. Northside is one of Cincinnati’s most diverse and welcoming neighborhoods. It boasts socio-economic diversity instead of shunning it. Northside embraces racial diversity and has the reputation for being an LGBT-friendly community. It is home to The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Greater Cincinnati and the annual Pride Parade. In July, Vice President Joe Biden even made a pit stop in Northside; he spoke outside what used to be the American Can Factory promoting the stimulus package and turning the old factory into green apartments. Once that happens, Blase said, Northside will take off, even more than it has in the last several years. But, for now, the rundown buildings give Northside character and allude to its industrial history. It gives the small neighborhood the feeling of an urban environment. The first section of Hamilton Avenue doesn’t look like much, but the shops are there, tucked behind rough exteriors. Casablanca Vintage, which is actually on Spring Grove Avenue, is a fashionista’s dream. The shop is plenty big and filled with vintage fashions — and it’s really inexpensive. Cheap and vintage don’t usually coexist. Casablanca also has an upstairs that houses
Casablanca ... is a fashionista’s dream ... Cheap and vintage don’t usually coexist. vintage costumes. Fun fact: Casablanca supplied some of the vintage suits used in the movie “Seabiscuit.” Northside is a place where you could easily spend an entire day, said Dana Hellman, a third-year anthropology student at UC. Before Hellman started working at Casablanca about one year ago, she sold her clothes to the store and would hang out in Northside. She encourages other UC students to do the same. Get out of Clifton; remove yourself from the comforts of Calhoun and West McMillan streets and discover the eclectic personality of Northside. If you’re spending the entire day in Northside, your hunger will be satisfied. For breakfast, hit up The Blue Jay. The breakfast is delicious and it’s tough to complain about the prices. You can eat and chat without having to worry much about loud distractions. There are so many options for lunch it could be hard to choose. Melt is easy and delicious. (Plus it just celebrated its fourth birthday.) They take sandwiches and make them gourmet; unlike anything you’ve probably had before. The great thing about Melt, aside from the menu, is the cozy feeling of the restaurant. You can choose to dine in the front room of the restaurant or you can take a walk through the small, narrow kitchen to the back dining room or onto the patio (when it’s not super cold). Everything in the store, or as much as possible, is supplied by independent business owners. Several years ago, Melt’s owner stopped selling Coke products to make room for smaller companies. Melt also features vegan-friendly dishes. For dinner, check out The Hideaway. You can get a hamburger with peanut butter and bacon. That’s not the most common combination, which should be enticing to anyone who isn’t afraid to venture outside see NORTHSIDE | page 6
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Ryan Atkins and Mike Jarvis, two University of Cincinnati students in Friday’s car accident, are still in the hospital although their medical statuses are improving, according to the University of Kentucky spokesperson. When the men were admitted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Atkins, 21, was listed in critical condition. Jarvis, 21, was listed in serious condition. As of 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24, Atkins had been moved into serious condition and Jarvis had been moved to fair condition. Both of the men had surgery today for back injuries sustained from the accident Friday, Nov. 20, said Mark Wood, president of Pi Kappa Alpha, the fraternity of which the men
are members. Three other University of Cincinnati students were involved in the accident. Jon Doerger, Kyle Quinn and Dan Rehard, also members of Pi Kappa Alpha, are on their way home, Wood said. Doerger was discharged Monday, Nov. 23, from UK Medical center. The accident occurred on Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County. The silver 2003 SUV was traveling southbound when Atkins lost control of the vehicle before it flipped several times crossing into northbound lanes, according to a statement released by Kentucky State Police Post 11. The vehicle, which was traveling southbound, flipped several times crossing into northbound lanes. Three of the passengers were not wearing seat belts, police said. All five of the men are members of Pi
Kappa Alpha fraternity at UC. The men were on their way to the Gatlinberg, Tenn., area for a brotherhood retreat, Wood said. The retreat was canceled and the men returned to Cincinnati. Jarvis is communicating through winking and smiling; Atkins has been talking to hospital staff, family and visitors the entire time, Wood said. The Honors Program in the College of Business is collecting photos, memories, letters and notes for scrapbooks for each of the men involved in the accident. Anyone wishing to participate can take items to the Honors Office in the College of Business, Room 103. Donations should be delivered by Wednesday. The News Record will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.
Both Quammen and Beckman say it’s possible for a person to believe in evolution as well as religious teachings. “I believe in evolution because there is scientific artifacts to support their theory,” saidAshley Woltermann, a fourth-year early childhood education student. “From a religious aspect, I believe God is the director or creator of evolution.” Many scientists believe the facts of science and still have faith, Quammen said. Arnold Miller delivered a speech, “Learning from the Past: The Geological Record of Global Biodiversity and Mass Extinction.” Miller is an evolutionary paleontologist and a professor in the geology department at UC.
The last two speakers were Mohamed Noor and C. Owen Lovejoy. The final lecturers perfectly rounded out the day, Beckman said. Noor, a geneticist and biologist from Duke University, is one of the Linnean Society of London 2009 recipients of the Darwin-Wallace Medal. This medal has only been given three times in 1908, 1958 and 2008 and is awarded for advances in evolutionary biology. C. Owen Lovejoy is a hominoid evolutionary anthropologist and an anthropology professor at Kent State University. His lecture was titled “Ardi, Lucy and Modern Humans: What Would Darwin Have Thought?”
everything everyday. We have the luxury of having two good quarterbacks on our team to prepare for anything.” The Bearcats (10-0, 6-0 Big East) will also need to prepare to stop the three-headed Illini rushing attack, led by sophomore Mikel Leshoure, who on 88 carries this season has amassed 536 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore Jason Ford has run for 496 yards and three scores on 74 carries, and on 50 attempts, senior Daniel Dufrene has added another 243 yards and two touchdowns.
outside their comfort zone. The prices are pretty moderate — not the cheapest eats on Hamilton Avenue, but most certainly not the most expensive. If you’re willing to dip into your pocket, you might try Slims. Careful when you go, though. On days they are open, hours are 5 p.m. until whenever the food is gone. And for dessert, be sure to visit the Bonomini Bakery, a family-owned German bakery that is rumored to be the best in Cincinnati. Apparently they have some pretty spectacular cookies around Christmas. Cookies are nothing to joke about, so a visit to Bonomini might be the ticket to sweet tooth satisfaction. To cap off the night, Northside Tavern is the hip bar on the block. It’s the same kind of crowd from The Hideaway. There’s a stage in the back that is frequented by indie bands. If you’re worried about quenching your thirst, the Tavern has two bars, one in front and one in back where the bar is located.
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As part of senior day, Cincinnati will honor this season’s senior class in a ceremony beginning about 25 minutes prior to kickoff. “Three consecutive ten [win], plus seasons for this senior class has obviously put them in a select group,” Kelly said. “What they’ve done more than anything else is shown a consistency in their approach to handling being a championship program and raising that bar.” Friday’s game is set to kick off at noon and can be seen nationally on ABC.
just sucks,” Gilyard said. “It’s been a roller coaster and we’ve enjoyed ourselves. Personally, I’ve enjoyed myself through the pits, the good and the bad – everything. From the butt kicks to the big blowouts to the close games, everything. From the kids we deal with to the fans to the city to the school, everybody. It just sucks that it’s all going to have to end.” Despite NFL hopes on the horizon, Gilyard isn’t letting thoughts of a pro career take away from his senior season. “I’ll cross that bridge when I need to,” Gilyard said. “I’m just worrying about dragging this season along as far and as long as I can. I’m going to hate to fall away from the city of Cincinnati.” Correction
In the Nov. 23 “An Ariel View” titled “Twihards and Potterholics vital to series,” it was incorrectly stated that character-related merchandise from the “Twlight” saga grossed more than $2.6 billion. That figure is in regards to the entire character licensing business.
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Sophomore forward Yancy Gates led the University of Cincinnati men’s basketball team to its second straight victory over a top-25 team and into the finals of the Maui Invitational, Tuesday, Nov. 24. The Bearcats (4-0) cruised past No. 22 Maryland, 69-57, with Gates leading the way, scoring a team-high 17 points and 13 rebounds, his second consecutive double-double. “He’s in better shape, he’s older, he’s coachable,” said UC head coach Mick Cronin of Gates. “For us to win he’s got to dominate people physically. It’s important for him to impose his physicality on opponents and he’s done that in the first two games, and we won both games by double figures.” Gates finished 7 of 11 from the field and 3 of 6 from the line. “I wanted to get the ball to Yancy more, but we
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weren’t quite patient enough,” Cronin said. “We’ll get better at that as time goes on. I didn’t think they’d be able to guard him.” The Cats pulled out to a 31-18 halftime lead and every time the Terrapins tried to come back in the second half, the Cats had an answer. Cincinnati’s smothering defense and solid rebounding was the difference in the game. UC held Maryland to 7-of-25 shooting in the first half and 19 of 54 from the field for the game (35 percent). The Terrapins (4-1) were just 2 of 15 from beyond the arc and struggled from the line, finishing 17 of 31. “Once they missed a few, I think they lost their confidence out there a little bit,” Cronin said. Maryland’s leading scorer, Greivis Vasquez, scored 19 points, but was held to 5 for 17 from the field. “We did a great job of jamming Vasquez, trying to make him play over the top of us,” Cronin said. “He got frustrated, there’s no doubt about it.” The Bearcats controlled the paint for most of the game and out rebounded Maryland 43-33. “If you can eliminate points in the paint, you are going to have a heck of a defense,” Cronin said. On offense, senior guard Deonta Vaughn and freshman Lance Stephenson were the Cats second and third leading scorers, respectively. Vaughn had 16 points, five assists and three rebounds, and Stephenson had 11 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals. Dion Dixon had another solid performance scoring eight points and pulling down five rebounds. Cincinnati will play Gonzaga University in the finals at 10 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25, on ESPN. “Great focus by our guys and we’re all about winning right now,” Cronin said. “We’re one game away from hanging our name on that banner, which is pretty impressive.”
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Yancy gates scored 16 points and hauled in 13 rebounds against Maryland as UC knocked off a ranked team for the second time in two nights. UC will face Gonzaga Wednesday.
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Tony Pike is set to make his return as the starting quarterback when the No. 5 Cincinnati Bearcats play host to Illinois on senior day Friday, Nov. 27. Pike made a brief appearance in the Bearcats’ 24-21 win over West Virginia Friday, Nov. 13, completing two of his four pass attempts for 16 yards and two touchdowns. It was the first time Pike had seen game action since fracturing his left non-throwing forearm against South Florida Thursday, Oct. 15 UC’s bye week gave Pike an extra time to heal, and head coach Brian Kelly says the senior has shown in practice that he’s nearly 100 percent healthy. “[Monday] was the first day where there was a smooth continuity with Tony back out there,” Kelly said. “You can see the little things coming back to where he was before he got injured.” For once, questions surrounding the starting quarterback position won’t be coming from the Cincinnati sideline. Illinois senior quarterback Juice
Williams has sustained injuries most of the season, most recently a left ankle injury in the Illini’s 35-32 win at Minnesota Saturday, Nov. 7. Illini freshman quarterback Jacob Charest finished the game against Minnesota and started for Illinois Saturday, Nov. 14, against Northwestern. Charest went 14 of 27 for 145 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions along with 19 yards on four carries and a rushing touchdown in a 21-16 loss to the Wildcats. Head coach Ron Zook has not yet named a starter for the Fighting Illini, (3-7 overall, 2-6 Big Ten) leaving Kelly and his defense to prepare for both Illini signal callers. “You have to prepare for both, and we have. Juice Williams is a spread option, zone read [player] and good on the perimeter, so you’ve got to prepare for that end,” Kelly said. “Charest is more of a tradition, pro-style quarterback.” The thought of preparing for two quarterbacks doesn’t stress senior defensive end Alex Daniels, who said the UC defense goes through that every day of practice. “Look at our situation. We play against Zach Collaros, who’s a spread type of quarterback that can run and can pass. Then we play against Tony, who’s a pro-style quarterback,” Daniels said. “So we go through see FOOTBALl | page 6
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Mardy Gilyard has always set big goals for himself during games. But Friday, Nov. 27, when the Bearcats play host to Illinois in their final home game of the season, Gilyard set another goal for himself during the senior day pregame ceremonies. “I just hope I don’t cry,” said the 22-year-old Florida native. It’s been a long road for Gilyard, whose time at Cincinnati got off to a shaky start when his scholarship was pulled for academic reasons by then head coach Mark Dantonio. Since earning his scholarship back, Gilyard has been an ever-entertaining character both on and off the football field for fans and head coach Brian Kelly. The senior heads into Friday’s game with 185 career receptions for 2,742 yards and 22 touchdowns, a mark that ties him for the UC all-time lead. But, when Gilyard started at Cincinnati, things weren’t all fine and dandy. During a rough stretch of losses during his first
year on the team, Gilyard’s brother provided inspiration for him to persevere. “I literally can remember calling home and being like, ‘Man, it was good, but dang bro, we just suck right now. We’ve got athletes, but we just can’t get it right. I don’t know what’s going on,’” Gilyard said. “My brother would say, ‘Don’t worry about it, baby. Ya’ll up there; you’re going to be all right. You’re up there; you’re going to be all right. Remember one thing, you were bred to be great.’” Gilyard took the advice to heart and worked even harder. “So I kept that in mind and I took it into everything I did. I just had my brother’s voice going off in my head like, ‘You’ve got to be great. You were bred to be great.’” With all he’s experienced at UC, Gilyard isn’t excited for the doors on his Cincinnati career to close. “Seeing us improve every year has just been a blessing to be around, and just knowing that it’s all coming to an end see GILYARD | page 6
It’s been a roller coaster and we’ve enjoyed ourselves. Personally, I’ve enjoyed myself through the pits, the good and the bad – everything. MARDY GILYARD, UC SENIOR WIDE RECEIVER
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tony pike escapes rushers during UC’s 28-20 win over Fresno State Saturday, Sept. 26.
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UC freshman forward Lance Stephenson was named Big East Rookie of the Week for his performances against Prairie View A&M and the University of Toledo Nov. 16 through Nov. 22. Stephenson averaged 11.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and two assists in Cincinnati’s first two games of the season. The Bearcats are 4-0 on the season and will face the winner between Wisconsin and Gonzaga in the championship of the Maui Invitational Wednesday, Nov. 25. Stephenson is the first Bearcat rookie to receive the honor since sophomore forward Yancy Gates, who was honored last year Monday, Dec. 22, and again this year Monday, Feb. 9.
University of Cincinnati head football coach Brian Kelly was named one of three finalists for the 2009 George Munger Award for coach of the year Monday, Nov. 23. Temple University head coach Al Golden and Texas Christian University head coach Gary Patterson were also named finalists for the award. Kelly has a 32-6 record in his three years at Cincinnati, including a 2008 Big East Championship. Kelly is also the two-time Big East defending Big East Coach of the Year. UC is currently ranked No. 5 in the BCS Standings and has an overall record of 10-0 and 6-0 in the Big East.
University of Cincinnati women’s basketball head coach Jamelle Elliott announced the signing of four student-athletes to the class of 2010. Junior college transfer ShaQuanda Wiggins, Kayla Cook, Jeanise Randolph and Tiffany Turner will join the team in the fall of 2010 as part of Elliott’s first recruiting class at UC. “I’m pleased and excited about the class that we were able to bring in,” said Elliott. “We were able to fill some needs that will help us continue to become a better team.” The All-Star Girls Report ranked UC’s recruiting class No. 55 in the nation and Cook was ranked in the ESPN 100.
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