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The OU Police Department is looking into an Aug. 19 sexual-assault incident in the dorms. The student reported she visited another student in his Cate Center room

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when the resident grabbed her and initiated the contact, according to an alert on OUPD’s Campus Crime Alert Bulletin. The suspect was identified and questioned. The victim was advised of resources available and how to pursue additional legal action against the suspect, according to the bulletin. While the case remains open, the investigation is

OUDAILY.COM Link: Visit the OU Police Department website to read more tips to prevent sexual-assault incidents complete, OU police Lt. Bruce Chan said. No charges have been filed at this time. OUPD advises students

to take precautions to avoid incidents like these. “Trust your instincts,” Chan said. “Those would be my parting words.” Being alert and aware of your environment can help you avoid finding yourself in an uncomfortable situation, according to the bulletin. If you do find yourself in an uncomfortable situation, be assertive about what you want or leave.

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As students are well into the second week of class and the Sooners head into the season ranked No. 1, Sunday evening kicked off the first week of football ticket pick-up. Online print-at-home options will save some students

from picking up tickets outside in triple-digit temperatures and long lines. More than half of students who claimed a ticket last season did so online, athletic department spokesman Kenny Mossman said. Mossman said the see TICKETS page 2

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Organization builds necessities for disabled VICTORIA GARTEN Campus Reporter

Some OU greek members took their philanthropy to the next level this summer in an event of extreme volunteerism. Every summer, Pi Kappa Phi fraternity members commit to work with Push America, the fraternity’s self-operated, nonprofit organization. For some, the involvement is 4,000 miles of bicycle riding, the construction of playgrounds and nature paths or the donation of grants to aid people with disabilities. Pi Kappa Phi owns and operates the nonprofit organization nationally, instead of participating through local nonprofits. Push America has raised and donated more than $15 million to benefit people with disabilities and has put in more than 600,000 volunteer hours for more than 100 facilities, according to the organization’s website. The main focus of Push America is to make an impact on members of the community with disabilities using construction and cycling to implement each program. Various grants are offered to assist those with disabilities in purchasing equipment needed to live a normal life. G e o p hysi c s s o p h o more Dan Salamander see BIKE page 2

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Senior middle blocker Carlee Roethlisberger (right) spikes the ball against Colorado State on Monday night. Roethlisberger and the No. 17 Sooners swept the No. 15 Rams, 3-0, to hand Colorado State its first loss of the year. It was Oklahoma’s first victory over a ranked opponent this season. (sports, 8)

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Professor granted $1.5M for research A professor and researcher at the OU cancer center has received a fiveyear grant to research the molecular causes of prostate cancer. OU Health Sciences professor Ralf Janknecht, director of the Basic Cancer Biology Program at the Peggy

and Charles Stephenson Oklahoma Rainbolt’s birthday. Cancer Center, was awarded the $1.5 Jalisa Green, million grant, according to a press Staff Reporter release. Janknecht will use the grant to LEADERSHIP PROGRAM study the molecular mechanisms that trigger tumor growth, improving ways to detect, prevent and cure Students needed for the disease. nonprofit organization Funds for the grant came from a fundraiser that was held last year for Th e No np ro f i t L e a d e r s h i p Oklahoma City businessman Gene Program is looking for students

interested in working with local nonprofit organizations. The program encourages students to make a difference, while gaining experience in the nonprofit sector, according to an email Monday. Informational meetings will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. Wednesday in Ellison Hall, Room 132. Jalisa Green, Staff Reporter

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LiFe & ARTs New Music Tuesday albums reviewed Check out music from Barbra Streisand and 38 Special. (Page 5)

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OU hosted its Academic Convocation for about 160 incoming College of Law students on Monday in the Dick Bell Courtroom at Andrew M. Coats Hall. President David Boren and Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven W. Taylor spoke to the new class, with Boren stressing the value of community among the students and

their fellow peers and also what to expect, not only from the school, but also from the profession of law. “You’ve come to this place to prepare yourself to enter into one of the great professions, one of the most important professions in terms of shaping and molding and preserving our society as we know it,” Boren said. Taylor led the professionalism pledge for the class of 2014, which dealt with the preservation of their mason morroW/tHe daiLy reputation as future lawyers through the means of OU President David Boren (right) welcomes law students to the Owl Ceremony and Academic Convocation on Monday at the OU College of see LAW page 2 Law. The college welcomed about 160 new students.


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Today around campus A walking program called Sneakers and Snacks will take place from noon to 12:45 p.m. in the Huston Huffman Fitness Center. The event will take place every Tuesday and Thursday each month. U.S. national anthem auditions to sing during OU home games will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Catlett Music Center’s Pitman Recital Hall. All students are welcome to audition. Sign-up sheets are posted in the Choral bulletin board outside room 128 in the music center.

Wednesday, Aug. 31 A dream-course lecture on the role that universities and cities play in designing a regional sense of space will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. The lecture will be given by Kelly Kolar from Kolar Design. The lecture will take place in Gould Hall’s Joe & Jane Buskuhl Gallery. The lecture is free. A film and lecture will be presented by music professor Eugene Enrico from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Catlett Music Center’s Pitman Recital Hall. The lecture is free, but seating is limited. Campus Activities Council’s open house for students wanting to get more involved will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Walker Center. The Dodos with the Luyas will perform from 7 to 11 p.m. as part of CAC’s and the Union Programming Board’s concert series on the Oklahoma Memorial Union lawn. A general interest meeting for students wanting to get more involved with the Union Programming Board will take place from 9 to 10 p.m. in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Scholars Room. Stand-up comic Tig Notaro will perform at 9 p.m. at the Opolis, 113 N Crawford Ave. NOTARO is a comedian who has performed on Jimmy Kimmel and Craig Ferguson’s latenight shows. She also has appeared on NBC’s “Community.”

Thursday, Sept. 1 Fall 2011 first billing statement. A lecture by Sara Schneckloth will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. The event will be followed by a reception for Schneckloth at 5 p.m. in the museum’s Lightwell Gallery. Schneckloth has an art exhibit on display until Sept. 9 inside Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. The lecture is free. The Sound Lounge will host a free concert from 8 to 10 p.m. on the Oklahoma Memorial Union lawn. The concert will feature local music talent. The concert is free for OU students.

Friday, Sept. 2 Final day to change from audit to credit. Last day for full refunds on dropped classes and complete withdrawals. Financial aid enrollment confirmation deadline. Last day of no recorded grade for dropped courses. “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” will be shown at 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight for free in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Governor’s Room. Women’s soccer will play Oral Roberts at 7 p.m. at the OU Soccer Complex.

saturday, Sept. 3 “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” will be shown at 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight for free in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Governor’s Room.

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number of students taking advantage of the Internet is growing. OU began offering students the print-at-home option of printing their tickets online a few seasons ago. Accessing tickets at home is a breeze for students. “It’s fairly easy; you just get online and follow the instructions,” University College sophomore McKenzie DeVore said. The print-at-home option takes some of the burden off the ticket office, eliminating lines and catering to the students’ schedule, which allows them to print tickets at a convenient time. Students who choose not to print tickets at home must pick them up between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday to guarantee their ticket. Tickets are likely more scarce this year with the greater number of freshmen

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Students wait in line to pick up their 2011 football tickets Monday outside Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Printing tickets at home has offered a more convenient alternative for students avoiding long lines.

on campus. Although the freshman class has grown, the number of tickets available to them has not. “I got chosen in the lottery, and I was one of the lucky people selected,” University College freshman Andrew

Puckitt said. “$185 for a season isn’t that bad.” The ticket cost increased $5 from last year. “The per-ticket cost for students varies from game to game, season to season but stays consistent with what

was charged for a comparable game the previous year,” Mossman said. Students unable to snag season tickets can check out the OU Marketplace online to purchase tickets from ticket holders.

BIKE: Travels inspire current, past members Continued from page 1 participated in Build America. Salamander was part of a seven-week construction crew that biked from Colorado to Washington, D.C., making eight stops along the way to improve campsites. “It was the greatest time of my life,” international business sophomore Tim Johnson said. At each stop, the crew spent five days working to build disability-accessible playgrounds, nature paths

LAW: Speakers encourage integrity Continued from page 1 honesty and integrity. “Your reputation as a law student, your reputation for honesty and integrity, is the rock upon which every successful legal career is built,” Taylor said. First-year law student from Oklahoma City Leah Stein graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., before she decided to come back to Oklahoma to attend law school at OU. Stein said she chose OU because it is the most affordable option for her and she thought it was the best education regionally. “I’m looking forward to being here at a better school because it really promotes the community within the law school and doesn’t push competition between your peers,” Stein said.

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and various other needs for the camps. Getting to know the children made the work worth while, Salamander said. “After the trip, I decided the most meaningful thing you can do with your life is to help others directly,” Salamander said. Gear Up Florida is another summer opportunity for members of Pi Kappa Phi. Participants bicycle 75 to 90 miles per day to various destinations in Florida, and at each stop they spend time with local individuals in need

of disability-friendly equipment. They also give grants to those in need. Grant money is collected from the money each participant raises to take the trip. “It’s alarming to find the lack of support from the state,” letters major junior Joe Sangirardi JOE SANGIRARDI said. “Funds are cut, and it becomes more and more difficult every year; they come

to depend on us.” Sangirardi said he plans to stay involved as an alumnus. He was inspired by an alumnus who accompanied the Gear Up Florida group. Despite the fact that the 30year-old alumnus was not in shape for the ride, he continued to push, Sangirardi said. The recipients of Pi Kappa Phi’s efforts were beyond thankful, Sangirardi said. “We have developed a sense of loyalty and trust built up through the organization. We intrinsically help one another.”


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Followers abuse authority Survivors recount troops’ widespread acts of violence Libyan troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi forced civilians to act as human shields, perching children on tanks to deter NATO attacks, human rights investigators said. Physicians for Human Rights was able to get a team of interviewers into the embattled city of Misrata from June 5-12, just after Libyan rebel forces expelled Gadhafi’s loyalists. Interviewing dozens of survivors of the two-month siege, the Boston-based PHR found widespread evidence of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including summary slayings, hostagetaking, rapes, beatings, and use of mosques, schools and marketplaces as weapons depots. According to the report, “four eyewitnesses reported that [Gadhafi] troops forcibly detained 107 civilians and used them as human shields to guard military munitions from NATO attacks south of Misrata.” “One father told PHR how [Gadhafi] soldiers forced his two young children to sit on a military tank and threatened the family: ‘You’ll stay here, and if NATO attacks us,

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Gadhafi’s family flees country as leader loses grip on nation Moammar Gadhafi’s wife and three of his children fled Libya to neighboring Algeria on Monday, firm evidence that the longtime leader has lost his grip on the country. There was no indication that Gadhafi himself, or his son and one-time heir apparent Seif al-Islam, had left the country. However, one of Gadhafi’s other sons, elite military commander Khamis, was likely killed in battle, the rebels said Monday. The Associated Press

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Libyan women walk past a wall with a graffiti reading “Moammar Only” in a district of sympathizers of Moammar Gadhafi in the stronghold city of Tarhouna on Monday.

you’ll die, too.’” PHR obtained copies of military orders as evidence that Gadhafi ordered his troops to starve civilians in Misrata, while pillaging food caches and barring locals from receiving humanitarian aid. Rape was also “a weapon of war,” said Richard Sollom, the lead author of PHR’s report. While he said no one

has evidence to prove that rape was widespread, the fear of it certainly existed. And it had deadly consequences in the form of “honor killings” of rape victims by their shamed family members. “Some in Tomina have stood up against this practice, including a well-known sheik who has publicly advocated for raped women and

At least four people were killed in a riot in a central Nigerian city that is beset by religious and ethnic tensions. Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency said the fighting began Monday in Jos after Muslims began praying in a predominantly Christian neighborhood in the city. Officials with a local Muslim group said the unidentified attackers used knives, machetes and bows and arrows. More than 50 vehicles and 100 motorcycles were set ablaze during the fighting, witnesses said. The Associated Press

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Mutant bird flu virus strain spreading throughout Asia The United Nations warned Monday of a possible resurgence of the deadly bird flu virus, saying wild bird migrations had brought it back to previously virusfree countries and that a mutant strain was spreading in Asia. A mutant strain of H5N1, which can apparently sidestep defenses of existing vaccines, is spreading in China and Vietnam, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said. It urged greater surveillance to ensure that any outbreaks are contained. Last week, the World Health Organization reported that a 6-year-old Cambodian girl had died Aug. 14 from bird flu, the eighth person to die from H5N1 avian influenza this year in Cambodia. Vietnam suspended its springtime poultry vaccination this year, the organization said. Most of the northern and central parts of the country where the virus is endemic have been invaded by the new strain. Bi rd m i g rat i o n s d u ring the past two years have brought H5N1 to countries that had been virus-free

girls to be seen as brave and bringing honor to their families,” PHR noted. Physicians for Human R i g h t s u r g e d t h e re b e l National Transitional Council to enforce law and order, suppress vigilantism, and hold all right violators responsible and prevent them from occupying positions of power. The Associated Press

At least 4 people killed during riot in tense religious, ethnic area

for several years, including Israel, the Palestinian territories, Bulgaria, Romania, Nepal and Mongolia. “Wild birds may introduce the virus, but people’s actions in poultry production and marketing spread it,” said Juan Lubroth of the organization’s chief veterinary office. Globally there have been 331 human deaths from 565

confirmed bird flu cases since 2003 when it was first detected, WHO said. The number of outbreaks in poultry and wild bird populations shrank from a high of 4,000 to 302 in mid-2008, but outbreaks have risen progressively since, with almost 800 cases reported in 2010-2011, the organization said. The Associated Press

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Bachmann’s Irene comment politicizes victims’ suffering Our View: Politicians should not use natural disasters as campaign opportunities.

Michele Bachmann said Sunday that Hurricane Irene was God’s way of saying “‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’ ... government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending.” Her spokeswomMICHELE BACHMANN an later claimed it was a joke, but even if it was, it highlights a serious problem with our political dialogue. When did it become OK to politicize people’s suffering? No, Bachmann is not the first to use a natural disaster as a campaign opportunity, but that’s the problem: we’ve heard it so much that we’ve begun to simply accept it. Where is our sense of outrage? It’s not that candidates shouldn’t talk about God in their campaigning, or even that it is

inappropriate to bring up God in “But politicians are meant times of natural disaster. to be leaders, and as such But it is simply contemptible have a responsibility to rise to use death and suffering as an above the pandering and excuse to bring media attention the fear tactics to elevate to your platforms or, worse, to stir up people’s apocalyptic fears the level of political in hopes that they will flock to discourse in this country.” the “safety” of your cause. This is the basest of politics, emotional discourse in this country. pandering at its worst. We cannot simply stand by We are willing to give and accept this continual hiBachmann the benefit of the jacking of these communities’ doubt that this statement was suffering by outside politisaid in jest. cians looking to talk about Mostly because we The Our View the importance of spendhave to hope that a is the majority ing cuts. presidential candidate opinion of It’s disgraceful and diswouldn’t intentionThe Daily’s respectful to those on the ally align herself with 10-member East Coast who have lost the master of feareditorial board loved ones, and the milbaiting and former lions still without power. Republican presidenAnd it isn’t — or shouldn’t be tial candidate, Pat Robertson, — the kind of behavior we find who made a similar statement acceptable in a potential presiabout Hurricane Irene. dential candidate. But politicians are meant to At least 35 dead in 10 states. be leaders, and as such have a Sorry, but we don’t get the joke. responsibility to rise above the pandering and the fear tactics Comment on this at OUDaily.com to elevate the level of political

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ol. Moammar OPINION COLUMNIST Gadhafi’s rule of Libya is quickly drawing to an end. Dissident forces have routed Gadhafi loyalists along the Tunisian border and throughout most of Tripoli. Zac Smith On its surface, the zac.smith@ou.edu Libyan Revolution looks like an all-toorare instance of freedom triumphing over oppression. However, there are strong indications that the leadership of the Libyan rebellion is preparing the way not for democracy, but for a new dictatorship. Gadhafi, a Kim Jong-il-esque despot with socialist pretensions, became Libya’s “Brother Leader” in a 1969 military coup. Since then, he has crushed domestic political dissent and enforced draconian religious laws governing sexuality and gender relations. The Gadhafi regime has also been a prolific and unapologetic sponsor of international terrorism. When the tide of the Arab Spring reached Libya earlier this year, the Gadhafi government reacted characteristically. Civilians were shot and bombed en masse by government forces, and Gadhafi swore to subdue dissent “inch by inch, room by room, home by home.” Surreally, Gadhafi also claimed at one point that the uprisings were the result of Osama bin Laden’s having spiked Libya’s supply of Nescafé instant coffee with hallucinogenic drugs. The United States had previously maintained its distance from the Arab Spring, only paying lip service to democratic revolutionary movements in Tunisia and Egypt. In Libya, however, the White House took a keen interest. Under the pretense of protecting civilians, NATO forces launched an air campaign against the Gadhafi government, incidentally killing numerous innocent people. Al Jazeera reported Thursday that NATO also operated covertly on the ground and gave training and weaponry to dissidents. What separates Libya from Egypt? Why should NATO have sponsored the Libyan Revolution while studiously ignoring democratic movements elsewhere in the Arab world? The answer is simple: Gadhafi wished to exist independent of U.S. control, while former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak was glad to make Egypt a tool of U.S. power in return for sponsorship. The U.S. policy of crushing governments with aspirations of independence while supporting compliant dictatorships has been illustrated repeatedly during the past century. Cuba provides an example: for years, the White House gladly supported the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista who, though brutally repressive, was happy to sell

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OPINION COLUMNIST uring the summer, one of my friends informed me there was nothing to do in Norman. Albeit this was in the middle of June when the only kids hanging around were the locals or those Kimberley Johnson taking summer classes, kimm.johnson@ou.edu when Norman isn’t a hot spot for exciting things. I’ve been here for one school year now and the most popular school-year events on Friday night are parties, watching movies or some variation of those things. So what happens when the school year isn’t here to bring about the onslaught of young adults gathered to consume copious amounts of unidentified beverages and horrible D-list movies? What about the kids who really aren’t into the party scene? What happens when all your newly made college friends go back to their hometowns and you’re just chilling in Norman? Well I’ll tell you the same thing I told my friend that night: You have to make your own fun. Then the obvious question is, how would I do that? And while doing a Google search for “fun things to do in Norman” might suffice for some, I would say make a college bucket list. In case you’ve never heard of the term, a bucket list is a whole bunch of things you want to do before you die. Instead of things you want to do before you die, I wrote mine about things I want to do before I graduate. It’s about 40 activities strong and can be anything from “go to a drive-in movie” to “go one semester with a 4.0 GPA.” To me, there is something exciting about having goals and things you want to do no matter what other people think. It’s the definition of fun. And even if you are having a hard time settling down in Norman, you might be able to sketch up one of these bad boys and find a good time in the most unlikely places.

Cuba’s land and people to U.S. corporations. This relationship was made clear and public in a speech by then-Sen. John F. Kennedy in 1960. In 1959, Batista was ousted by Fidel Castro who, though comparatively mild in his repressiveness, was unwilling to prostitute Cuba to U.S. capitalism. Therefore, the U.S. launched a half-century-long embargo in an effort to unseat him. The difference between Mubarak and Gadhafiis the difference between Batista and Castro: one dictator was a willing scion of Western imperialism while the other was not. The U.S. government’s actions in these and other instances do not reflect a concern for human rights, but a desire to maintain control. This indicates that NATO has sponsored the rising Libyan regime because NATO believes it will open Libya’s resources, which include the largest oil reserves in Africa, to Western exploitation. As a senior British official told The Economist, since they sponsored the Libyan Revolution, “Now we own it.” The National Transitional Council, which likely represents the seed of the post-Gadhafi Libyan state, has also indicated its willingness to do business with the capital“The U.S. policy ist interests that brought it to of crushing power. Earlier this month, governments National Transitional with aspirations Council President Mustafa of independence Abdul-Jalil flew to Paris to meet with French President while supporting Nicholas Sarkozy. compliant France depended on dictatorships has Gadhafi’s Libya for oil; presumably Sarkozy wishes to been illustrated ensure that this relationship repeatedly during will not be disturbed. Other capitalist leaders are the past century.” mounting a trade mission to Benghazi to do business with the National Transitional Council, The Independent reported Wednesday. The relationship between the embryonic Libyan government and Western capitalists seems close, to say the least. The Libyan dissidents have also shown tendencies toward racial violence, with numerous sub-Saharan Africans having been shot and lynched for allegedly being secret Gadhafi loyalists. However, there is little evidence that this troubles Western leaders, as long as they have free reign to absorb Libya’s wealth. In the case of the Libyan Revolution, those concerned with human freedom should defend neither Gadhafi nor the NATO-sponsored insurgency. The only group deserving of support is the mass of Libyan workers who are being used as pawns in a power struggle between two oppressive forces.

1. Stay up until the sun comes up with friends. 2. Go to Robertson’s Hams. 3. Go paint-balling. 4. Have a picnic in the gazebo by the dorms. 5. Walk/run a marathon. 6. Reunite with my childhood best friend. 7. Have one 4.0 semester. 8. Go to one event for women’s gymnastics, men’s gymnastics, football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, wrestling, volleyball, baseball, women’s tennis 9. Stick with a major for more than one semester. 10. Meet someone new at a bench. 11. Watch the stars. 12. Have cupcakes at Crimson and Whipped Cream. 13. Go to a fraternity date party. 14. Take a picture with Boomer/Sooner. 15. Spend the night somewhere other than my house. 16. See a play at University Theatre. 17. Go to a random concert for a band I’ve never heard of. 18. Travel to a country somewhere overseas. 19. Take a spontaneous road trip to a random city. 20. Visit another chapter of my sorority. 21. Help someone do something they always wanted to do. 22. Have a picnic at the scenic outlook on Interstate 35. 23. Make a snow angel. 24. Go sing karaoke on Campus Corner with friends. 25. See an R-rated movie. 26. Visit the Oklahoma state capitol. 27. Have my picture taken while I’m in two places at once. 28. Watch a scary movie in Meacham Auditorium. 29. Visit the beach. 30. Take pictures jumping in leaves. 31. Go to a shooting range. 32. Take a picture with the METH sign. 33. Go to a show at Two Frogs Grill. 34. Be part of a flash mob. 35. See a movie at a drive-in. 36. Go to a powwow. 37. Get to see a candle-lighting ceremony.

Zac Smith is a journalism junior.

Kimberly Johnson is an environmental design sophomore.

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38 Special has been bringing Southern rock to fans since 1976, and it isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Today, the band released its new album, “Live From Texas.” After more than 15 albums, the band certainly appeals to an older generation around when Lynyrd Skynyrd took the stage. The album is everything one would expect from a Southern rock band with years of experience. The songs are well-executed, and I could tell the band members are in sync with one another after playing together for so long. “Live From Texas” was enjoyable but not phenomenal. Fans of the genre might find it a bit repetitive, except for “If I’d Been the One,” which presents more of a fast-tempo ballad instead of a hard-core rock ‘n’ roll sound. Don’t expect to be blown away, but expect to be reasonably entertained.

Erik Larson has again found the elusive balance between conveying historical events and spinning an inescapably captivating tale with “In the Garden of Beasts,” his new work of historical nonfiction. Author of “The Devil in the White City,” another work of historical nonfiction, Larson takes his readers on a visceral, emotionally affecting journey deep into the dark inner circles of the Hitler regime. The story is told primarily through the accounts of one William E. Dodd, an American ambassador to Germany during a time of paramount historical significance. Because the book is packed with passages from diaries, letters of correspondence and quotes from interviews, what could have been a dry history lesson never loses sight of its humanity. The reader is constantly reminded these are the voices of real people caught up in a whirlwind of chaos and unmitigated violence. Larson’s writing style has

impact and manages to convey key information while maintaining the reader’s emotional attachment to the storyline, whether through suspense, surprise or chilly foreboding. For example, when prisoners in Dachau were given the opportunity to vote in favor of Hitler’s new regime — and a majority of them did — Larson ends the passage on an appropriately ominous note: “On the fate of the 88 souls who either failed to vote or voted no, history is silent.” “In the Garden of Beasts” may be a work of nonfiction, but that does not mean it reads like an encyclopedia. Larson inserts artful descriptions throughout the action, conjuring

Megan Deaton is a journalism sophomore.

Barbra Streisand “What Matters Most” (Sony)

Actress, singer, director and producer Barbra Streisand released her 33rd album Aug. 23. “What Matters Most” features 10 songs written by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, who have written Academy Award-winning music for films since 1983. Often accompanied by a string section, Streisand’s voice glides over the band, reminiscent of a lounge singer at a martini bar. As a whole, the album is vocally driven, punctuated with walking bass lines and brass solos. Though not a pop-infused or particularly rhythmic album, “What Matters Most” does its job well; it tells classic stories through the motion-picture songs. While I appreciated it, it may not be the best album for driving with the windows down. Cleaning your apartment? Definitely. Andrew Babb is an English senior. Have any music news? An album suggestion for our writers? Questions? Email us at dailyent@ou.edu.

atmospheres befitting the scene in question. On the evening preceding June 30, 1934, now known as The Night of Long Knives, Larson creates a palpable eeriness and a sense of impending doom: “In the park, insects speckled the halos cast by lamps, and the brilliant white statues in the Siegesallee — Avenue of Victor y — gleamed like ghosts.”

With descriptions like these peppering the storyline, understanding the significance of historical events is simple and rewarding. “In the Garden of Beasts” is a spellbinding read. I tore through the book, finding it impossible to tear my gaze away from the clashes of personalities and tangle of events that ultimately culminated in the foregone tragedy that is World War II.

To any reader with even a passing interest in World War II, it is fascinating to gain some insight into what led one nation to excuse blatant human rights violations in favor of national prestige and another nation to sit on its hands while the situation abroad grew increasingly and appallingly violent. Alyssa Grimley is a professional writing junior.

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bands have a great melodic sound that will appeal to most everyone. The folk-rock band, Deerpeople, offers a great performance to go along with its music, he said. Deerpeople drummer Jordan Bayhylle said when the CAC Concert Series

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the Sooners have, and the situation is never ideal to be without a top player. “Any time you lose a starter, the next guy isn’t quite as good,” Venables said. “That’s not to take anything away from anybody else, but 2s are 2s for a reason, 1s are James Corley 1s for a reason.” jcorley@ou.edu That’s not to say the coaches don’t have confihe was attending a friend’s dence in King’s ability to funeral. play the position in Lewis’ As it stands, the next absense. guy in line — junior David “I’ve said it before: King — seems to be the one David’s a starter in our eyes,” who will jog onto the field Stoops said. Saturday against Tulsa. Stoops said King is every King, a 6-foot-5-inch, 273bit as good as the other pound defensive end from three players in the defenHouston, started the first sive end unit — Lewis, sethree games in 2010 before switching to defensive tack- nior Frank Alexander and redshirt freshman Chuka le later in the season. He totaled 11 tackles, one Ndulue — based on the way sack and one forced fumble he’s performed in training camp. last season. We can split hairs all we Even with King performwant over whether Lewis ing well in the offseason will play Saturday — or this and during training camp, Stoops admitted he’d like to season at all — but Venables said the team will make due. have Lewis this Saturday. “Whatever we have is who “I don’t want to say [this we have,” he said. situation] is how I want it, but at the end of the day, James Corley is a journalism David’s done a great job,” senior and sports editor he said. for The Daily. You can Defensive coordinator follow him on Twitter at Brent Venables said Lewis @jamesfcorley. is the best defensive end

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Stadium at Heisman Park, the OU athletic department announced Monday. Because of his NFL obligations, Bradford could not be in Norman, but a formal dedication will be held when he’s available. Daily staff reports

Trey Metoyer will not be a Bradford statue to Sooner this year. go up Wednesday The standout wide receivThe statue of former OU er from Whitehouse, Texas, quarterback Sam Bradford failed to qualify to enroll at will be erected Wednesday Oklahoma, so he’s enrolled at east of Oklahoma Memorial Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia. Last week, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported What does Metoyer had not passed all this have his summer classes at Tyler Junior College, making him to do with ineligible. car stereo? Metoyer was still awaiting Scan the tag to find out. Get the free mobile app at a ruling from the NCAA as http:/ / gettag.mobi Get concert-like the deadline to register at OU stereo systems for your ride at: passed Friday, so he’ll work Auto Image on improving his eligibility at 2701 36th Ave. NW the prep school and try join405-321-4444 ing OU again in January. Metoyer would not lose any years of eligibility while at Hargrave because of its status as a prep school not a junior college, OU coach Bob

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Last week, former Sooner hoops star and current NBA fan favorite Blake Griffin announced he will intern for the Will Ferrell-owned comedy website FunnyOrDie. com. Since his announcement, Griffin has dropped several hilarious jokes on his Twitter account (@blakegriffin).

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The OU volleyball team upset No. 15 Colorado State in sweeping fashion (-21, -15, -23) Monday at McCasland Field House in the first big test of the Sooners’ season. Despite being undersized against the Rams, the 17thranked Sooners (4-0) landed a huge blow with a dominating second set that CSU (3-1) couldn’t recover from. Sophomore Sallie McLaurin led the Sooners with 14 kills and six total blocks, while senior Suzy Boulavsky added 13 kills. Junior Maria Fernanda had 16 digs to lead the defense, which held CSU to a .162 hitting percentage and outblocked the Rams, 10.5-6.5. “It’s great to have blocked a team that tall and that good,” coach Santiago Restrepo said. “It’s a tribute to the girls who were working so hard for it.” McLaurin said when it comes down to it, she doesn’t really even notice much about the opponents, no matter how big or small they are. “I just play and stay aggressive, and I think that’s what our team does,” McLaurin said. “We just play our game the whole time.” The Rams were led by senior Katelyn Steffan, who had 11 kills but was held to a .184 hitting percentage. Because of the vast differences in styles of play, the first set consisted more of timid play than normal as both teams attempted to get a feel for the other. OU jumped out to the early lead and maintained it for most of the set. CSU took the lead a couple

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in the second set, running its offense efficiently and playing great defense, forcing CSU to call a timeout with the Sooners in front, 10-6. Colorado State got close at 15-13, but OU landed a major series of blows, highlighted by some huge blocks from Morgan Reynolds and Carlee Roethlisberger. OU closed the set on a 10-2 run to take the second set, 25-15. OU had nine block assists and two block solos in the second set while holding the Rams to a -.032 hitting percentage. Junior defensive specialist

María Fernanda said defensive adjustments were the key to the second set and the match as a whole. “We have to adjust obviously since they’re (hitting from) higher than normal,” Fernanda said. “We cover more deep hits or corners and just adjust to what they have.” Colorado State came out in the third set looking nothing like the team that hit .097 in the first two sets. After the Rams built a 6-2 lead and forced OU to call timeout, the Sooners began to claw back, finally taking

the lead back at 11-10. From that point on, OU maintained a steady diet of great defense and different offensive looks to take the set, 25-23, withstanding a late CSU rally to win the match. Restrepo said the key to the match was execution of a very fundamental discipline he has been hammering all season long — serving. “From the get go, I told the player we needed to work on serving,” Restrepo said. “We mixed it up with some short serves and deep serves. They didn’t really know what was coming.”

Sports Brief Cross-country starts season as No. 2 in region The Oklahoma men’s cross-country team will start the season as the No. 2 team in the Midwest Region, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Association announced Monday. Last year’s cross-country squad recorded the most successful season in program history. The team finished third in the Big 12 Championship, came out on top in the NCAA Midwest Regional and finished fifth at the NCAA National Championships. All the major contributors from that team are returning this season for another run at a national title, including seniors Kevin Schwab and George Alex and junior Kevin Williams. All three runners garnered All-Big 12 honors last season, and Schwab became Oklahoma’s fifth AllAmerican. OU also adds a solid recruiting class. Freshmen Dayton McVicker, Brandon Doughty, Daniel Mazar and Dan Schubert were all state-champion distance runners as high school seniors and look to make an immediate impact. Five-time junior college All-American Josh Gracia highlights the recruiting class. Gracia won two National Junior College Athletic Association national championships at Cowley County Junior College in Kansas before transferring to OU. Oklahoma opens its 2011 season at the Tulsa Hurricane Invitational on Saturday in Tulsa. Greg Fewell, Sports Reporter

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