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BOREN’S $631,000 EARNINGS TOP NATIONAL AVERAGE Income includes salary, supplemental retirement plan CASEY PARVIN Daily Staff Writer

President David Boren’s salary package exceeds the median amount other public university presidents are paid. The Chronicle of Higher Education shows that Boren received a package of about $631,000, including a salary of $380,585 for the 2008-2009 school year. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MICHELLE GRAY

Oklahoma State University is at the median of compensation packages for public university presidents, with OSU President Burns Hargis receiving just above $436,000. Boren receives $54,000 in deferred compensation and more than $196,000 in a supplemental retirement plan. These figures do not include the costs of Boyd House or his vehicle, which is from private sources. OU Press Secretary Jay Doyle stated in an e-mail that Boren ties his contract to the faculty and staff so that he will not

receive a higher percentage pay increase than others employed by the university. Boren has declined several annual raises for this reason. Boren also has given the equivalent of his raise back to the University. He has designated those donations to the funds for the Sooner Heritage Scholarship Program, Doyle stated in an e-mail. Doyle stated that the Borens have made gifts to the university of $1 million or more. “The majority of these gifts have been in the form of cash, but President and BOREN CONTINUES ON PAGE 2

Protest planned for OU Muslim event

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A newly formed activist group plans to protest an Islamic group’s campus involvement at OU Saturday. The recently formed group, called Oklahomans Against CAIR Hate, said the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is linked to terrorist activities overseas. The group wants to expose CAIR for what they see as a sponsor of terrorism, especially on the OU campus. “CAIR tries to portray itself as an innocuous civil rights organization, but it is not, Cindy Crenshaw, Oklahomans Against CAIR Hate president, stated on the group’s Web site. CAIR leaders have been sentenced to 65 years in prison for terrorist related activities; CAIR received funds from a bogus ‘charity’ called the Holy Land Foundation which funneled money to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas; the FBI cut off relations with CAIR late in 2008 out of concerns for CAIR’s terrorist connections; and CAIR is regarded as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League, a nearly 100-year-old respected institution dedicated to fighting antiSemitism. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg of proof of CAIR’s terrorist connections,” “As a veteran, a mother and a survivor of a terrorist attack, I call upon Oklahomans of all faiths, all political persuasions and all walks of life, especially those in the news media, to speak the truth about CAIR as a group with connections, and to join us Saturday night to protest CAIR’s planned event at OU.” But Roberta Clark, associate regional director for the AntiDefamation League, said her organization does not see CAIR as a terrorist group with terrorist connections. Ahmad Khattab, president of the OU Muslim Student Association, said the protesters do not understand what CAIR is and what it does. “We’ve worked with CAIR for many years, and they’ve been very helpful in improving the image of Islam and Muslims in America,” Khattab said. “When these people come on campus to protest CAIR, I feel they are attacking me personally.” Khattab said the group’s accusations against CAIR do more harm than good. “By them coming to campus and shouting out stereotypes, they are promoting ignorance,” Khattab said. “It is that negative stereotyping, ignorance and bias that they will show that makes life hard for many Muslim Americans in this country every day. CAIR really does do positive things, and by

Students who have used credit cards to pay their bursar bills may be affected by new rules from the bursar’s office. Students can no longer pay their bursar bill with a credit card in the bursar’s office or over the telephone, and those who pay with a credit card will be subject to a 2.75 percent convenience fee, according to the bursar’s Web site. Students who choose to pay their bursar bill with a credit card have to do so through oZONE, said Matt Hamilton, registrar and associate vice president for enrollment and student financial services. “The bursar’s office has set up terminals in Buchannan Hall for those paying with credit cards who may not be aware that credit cards must be paid online,” Hamilton said. The convenience fee will cover charges that are assessed by credit card companies to the users. However, students who pay with checks, cash or money orders can avoid the convenience fee, according to the Web site. “Additionally, the university can no longer accept Visa for bursar payments,” Hamilton said. This is due to Visa’s rules regarding convenience fees, according to the site. Matt Haben, mechanical engineer junior, and Caleb Green, economics junior, were unaware of the changes in policy regarding credit cards. Afton Redmon, sociology sophomore, said she was also unaware of the new rules until she visited the bursar’s office. “They’ve got signs up there. Big, bold signs,” Redmon said of displays in the bursar’s office that tell students about the changes in policy. She said she was not affected by the new rules because she has a scholarship. Colin Kirk, aerospace engineering senior, was unaware Visa cards could no longer be used in the bursar’s office. He also said the convenience fee for credit card usage was extraneous. “It’s the bureaucracy milking us for every possible penny,” Kirk said.

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WHAT’S CHANGING Students can no longer pay their bursar bills with a credit card in person. Paying with credit cards must be paid online. OU can’t accept visa for bursar payments. The bursar’s office has set up terminals in Buchannan Hall for those paying with credit cards.

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Many students were surprised to see bursar balances after receiving refund checks, an error caused by the new student system oZONE, , a bursar office’s employee stated in an e-mail. Those affected have cashed their checks and brought the money back to the bursar office to pay off their balance, but the bursar is working to make sure this doesn’t happen again. “When batch refund checks are generated in the new student system, which this is the first semester the accounts receivable module is on-line, automated application of Title IV funds using these rules can result in a balance owed and a refund check being generated,” Max Hawkins, bursar’s office employee said. The bursar office generated more than 4,600 refund checks through early disbursement. In the past, they never generated batch refunds until the student came into the office or until it was the end of the add/drop period. Hawkins said the bursar’s office is working to correct this error. “Enhancement we’re developing is an automated notification with refunds that a balance is remaining on an account. Another is to develop the option to delay printing batch checks while continuing daily direct deposit,” said Hawkins. Students can monitor their bursar account balance on oZONE.

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OU students are transforming the day-to-day act of walking into a gesture of the heart in response to Haiti’s need of a helping hand. The Hearts for Haiti Walk-a-thon, created by OU Haiti Helpers, will take place at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 30 at Crossroads Mall in Oklahoma City. Founded by OU Haiti Helpers president Jourdan Selim-Gyuton, the walk-a-thon will raise funds and support for the people of Haiti. “At first I did not know the extent to how bad it really was,” SelimGuyton said. “But when I saw my mom crying I knew it was serious.” Each walker will pay a $5 registration fee in order to participate. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross’ Haiti Relief fund, Selim-Guyton said. According to the Facebook event page, more than 300 participants have registered. The Black Student Association, Medical Ethics and Issues Discussion Panel and Women of Power also will support and participate in the event. “BSA [The Black Student Association] is really ready to get involved and support the people of Haiti during this crisis,” said Lauren McMillan, organization president and English writing senior. Groups and individuals are invited to participate in the event. Registration can be completed on the Facebook event page, online at haitihelpers2010.weebly.com or on the day of the event from 7 a.m. until the kickoff of the walk-a-thon. “I have a feeling there are a lot of people here who want to help, but just don’t know how,” said Megan Powers, international area studies senior, said. “The walk-a-thon is an amazing opportunity.”

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throwing out rumors and false accusations, they are showing that they are just here to be hateful.” The protest is scheduled to take place at the Oklahoma Memorial Union at 7 p.m. Saturday, but language on the Web site suggests the group will try to disrupt the CAIR sponsored event in Meachum Auditorium that evening. The CAIR event will feature a film called “Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Think.” “I was planning on attending the event, and I hope that instead of disrupting the event and being rude, they would be willing to sit down and talk about our differences and clear some things up,” Khattab said. “I think that if they would talk about their concerns and questions with us, there would be a better understanding of the truth.”

Mrs. Boren have also included some gifts of artwork and other gifts which have helped beautify the campus for the enjoyment of the OU family,” Doyle stated in an e-mail. “The amount of gifts which they have given to the University is unusually large for public university presidents.” “ W h e n B o r e n ’s s a l ary package is compared to presidents of major corporations, his salary is in line with those positions,” electrical engineering freshman

HATE CRIMES BILL FILED IN STATE LEGISLATURE A controversial hate crimes bill will be considered this spring in the Oklahoma legislature. Jeff Stoller said. “I don’t see problem with it,” Stoller said. “He’s got a big job to do so I don’t think (his salary) is exorbitant.” Even though marketing junior Chelsea Johnson calls herself a supporter of Boren, she said she sees some room for improvement. “I think (his salary) could be a little lower to help cut costs,” Johnson said. “It could be spent other ways, but he’s done a great job so far and deserves it in a way.” The AP contributed to this article.

State Sen. Steve Russell filed a bill that would limit what the state of Oklahoma would do when it came to investigating hate crimes while also protecting religious speech, Russell’s secretary said. “The federal government should not be creating a special class of people, and that is just what they did when they passed and signed this bill,” Russell told The Daily in November. “All crimes against another person have some level of hate in them, and people can be assured that our laws that protect people against crimes such as murder are sufficient to protect everyone.” — Ricky Maranon/The Daily

VA. POLICE: RAMPAGE VICTIMS WERE AGES 4 TO 43 APPOMATTOX, Va. — The victims of a gunman’s violent rampage in central Virginia included the suspect’s sister and brother-inlaw, as well as two other adults, three teenagers and a 4-year-old boy, according to authorities who charged the alleged shooter with first-degree murder on Wednesday. Christopher Bryan Speight, a 39-year-old security guard, surrendered to police at daybreak after leading authorities on an 18-hour manhunt following the slayings at a house in rural central Virginia where deputies found a mortally wounded man and seven bodies. A bomb squad discovered a multitude of explosives at Speight’s home, and crews were detonating the devices into the night. Speight had no weapons when he surrendered at the house. He was wearing a bulletproof vest over a black fleece jacket, camouflage pants and mud-caked boots. Neither the sheriff nor a state police spokeswoman would disclose what Speight said when he gave up. Speight was charged with one count of first degree murder, but other charges are likely. He’s being held at a jail in Lynchburg. Speight co-owned and lived in the home where some of the bodies were found. David Anderson, co-owner of the Sunshine Market

grocery store in Lynchburg, where Speight sometimes provided security, said Speight was worried that his sister and brother-inlaw, wanted to kick him out of the house. The two recently moved in with Speight, he said. Speight’s mother deeded the house to Speight and his sister in 2006, shortly before she died of brain cancer. His mother’s obitary listed the daughter as Lauralee Sipe and her husband as Dewayne Sipe. State police identified the Sipes, both 38, as two of the victims, along with 16-year-old Ronald Scruggs; 15-year-old Emily Quarles; 43-year-old Karen and Jonathan Quarles; 15-year-old Morgan Dobyns; and 4-year-old Joshua Sipe. Police say Speight knew all the victims, but they did not outline the victims’ relationships or discuss a motive. No court date has been set. Their bodies are at the state medical examiner’s office in Roanoke, where their causes of death will be determined. In nearby Lynchburg late Wednesday, about 100 people attended an impromptu prayer gathering at Thomas Terrace Baptist Church, where friends described Scruggs as a class clown and Emily Quarles as outgoing and friendly.

Youth minister Walt Davis said the community would need strength in the coming days and weeks. Adults were on hand for young people who wanted to talk or needed comforting. Courtney Crews, 14, said she and Emily Quarles attended the same middle school but different high schools. They kept in touch by texting and talking on the phone. “She was just a really good friend,” Crews said, sobbing. “She was never mean to anybody.” Neighbor Monte W. Mays said Speight’s mother deeded the house to Speight and his sister in 2006, shortly before she died of brain cancer. Mays, the county’s retired commissioner of accounts, said Speight was a good neighbor. They waved as they passed each other on the road and sent their dogs out to play with one another. “All the dealings I’ve ever had with him have been cordial and polite,” Mays said. “We got along fine.” Speight had long been a gun enthusiast and enjoyed target shooting at a range on his property, Mays said. But the shooting recently became a daily occurrence, with Speight firing what Mays said were high-powered

rifles. “Then we noticed he was doing it at nighttime,” and the gunfire started going deeper into the woods, Mays said. Mays said the entire community is devastated and wondering what triggered the slayings. “The only one who’s going to know now is Chris,” he said. Anderson said Speight never wanted to talk about his problems, but he “constantly paced the floor,” Anderson said. “I thought he was going to wear a trench in it.” Clarence Reynolds, who also works at the market, said he recently discussed a personal family problem with Speight, and Speight told him “don’t let your emotions get the best of you.” Reynolds said Speight was not married and had no children. Police were alerted to the bloodbath when they found the wounded man on the side of a road. Then sheriff’s deputies discovered seven more bodies — three inside the house and four just outside. —AP

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OU PROFESSOR RECEIVES PRESIDENTIAL AWARD Amy Cerato recognized at the White House for her work on expansive soil

Cerato’s research focuses on designing tests to predict how much soil will change and how to build a better infrastructure. “You can never beat Mother Nature, but you can learn to work with her,“ she said. KATHLEEN EVANS When Cerato moved to Oklahoma five Daily Staff Writer years ago, everyone told her to be careful about such soils when choosing a house, An OU assistant professor traveled to she said. She began doing research on her the White House to receive an award from own and became more interested in studyPresident Barack Obama last week. ing the soil. Cerato was one of 100 scientists and enSince winning the award, Cerato said she gineers to win the Presidential Early Career has received a lot of publicity, but does not Award for Scientists and Engineers. The mind it. award is the highest honor for those in the “It’s exciting to bring the message of civil early stages of their career, according to a engineering to the public,” Cerato said. “I White House press release. have students saying, ‘Hey, you’re a good role “These extraordinarily model — you’re a woman, gifted young scientists and “This is the most costly you’re successful and you engineers represent the natural hazard in the U.S.. have a family.’ best in our country,” Obama It’s not on people’s radars “Civil engineers are just stated in a press release. because it doesn’t happen as important as doctors or “With their talent, creativity suddenly, but it’s a big draw lawyers. I want to change and dedication, I am confithe perception of being on the tax base.” dent that they will lead their nerdy.” fields in new breakthroughs AMY CERATO, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Engineering students and discoveries and help us and faculty agreed Cerato’s OF CIVIL ENGINEERING use science and technology honor and publicity could to lift up our nation and our be good for the engineerworld.” ing field. The award consisted of a signed letter, a Engineers contribute to society in bencertificate and a White House tour, Cerato eficial ways and deserve a pat on the back said. She also got to shake Obama’s hand. every once in a while, mechanical engineer“He seemed so much taller and thinner ing sophomore Steve Silva said. in person than he does on television,” said “Amy Cerato is highly regarded by her Amy Cerato, assistant professor of civil en- students and faculty peers,” stated Thomas gineering. “It was so surreal to see this man L. Landers, dean of the OU College of speaking six feet in front of you that you Engineering, in a press release. “National have seen on television. It was almost hum- recognition was sure to follow suit. We are bling to be that close to the leader of the free very proud of her accomplishments and world.” grateful for the recognition she brings to our Cerato won the award for her work on engineering college.” expansive soil, which shrinks or swells Besides research on expansive soil, with climate change, she said. This type of Cerato said she serves on a bicycle comsoil covers 25 percent of America, but most mission for Norman to make the city more people do not know much about it. bike-friendly. She also works with the “This is the most costly natural hazard in Oklahoma Department of Transportation the U.S.,” Cerato said. “It’s not on people’s to make roads smoother and safer for cars, radars because it doesn’t happen suddenly, buses and bicycles. but it’s a big draw on the tax base.”

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Professor Amy Cerato tests the strength of soil using triaxial testing in the Unsaturated Soil Testing lab at the bottom of the Carson Energy Center Wednesday afternoon. Cerato was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for being one of the top 100 most creativly innovative scientists and engineers and for her community service involvement.

STATE BRIEFS 7 INDICTED ON DRUG CHARGES

ACADEMIES MOVING TO OKLAHOMA CITY

TRIBES WANT LAWSUITS OUT OF STATE COURTS

A federal grand jury has indicted seven people for conspiracy to possess and distribute the painkiller oxycodone. The defendants were among 44 people arrested in Norman on Dec. 11 after what authorities said was a year-long investigation. Named in the indictment are Norman residents Joshua Ryan Compton; Zacharry Lawrence Compton; Jeremy Scott Compton and Lindi Marissa Applegate; Noble residents Stephan Scott Compton and Deborah Jeann Compton, and Martha Earlene Phillips of Oklahoma City. The indictment alleges the defendants used co-conspirators who scheduled doctors appointments and obtained prescriptions for oxycodone. It alleges the Comptons paid the doctors fees and prescription payments and even drove co-conspirators to their appointments and to pharmacies. Calls to attorneys for Stephan and Joshua Compton weren’t immediately returned late Wednesday.

The Department of Corrections plans to move its correctional officer training program from Wilburton to the Highway Patrol Training Center in Oklahoma City. The agency announced Wednesday it also will move a separate employee training facility from the College of Continuing Education at the University of Oklahoma to the Oklahoma City facility. The move is expected to save the state more than $500,000 without reducing services. Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore says the move will centralize and consolidate training for correctional officers.

Two Oklahoma-based Indian tribes are asking a federal judge to prevent civil lawsuits against Indian casinos from going to state courts. The Choctaw and the Chickasaw nations claim their gaming compacts with Oklahoma don’t allow state courts to have jurisdiction over casino-related lawsuits. The tribes say an arbitrator has decided that such lawsuits must be heard in tribal courts. The Oklahoma Supreme Court in June ruled that two lawsuits over injuries at Indian casinos can be heard in state courts. —AP


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Oklahomans Against CAIR Hate are planning to protest a Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) documentary showing this Saturday. The film, “Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think,” is free to students. Glenn Beck recently claimed CAIR has been funding terrorists overseas. Like many of Beck’s claims, this one was seemingly devoid of facts. However, that will not stop Oklahomans Against CAIR Hate from protesting the documentary. To us the protest seems similar to when Westboro Baptist Church protested the Jewish high holidays in the fall at the Hillel Jewish Student organization. Oklahomans Against CAIR Hate may be a new organization, but they are using old tactics. Like Westboro, they are coming from out of town and

protesting a group they don’t understand or identify. They are just another disruptive group doing their best to make the Midwest appear rife with ignorance. However, from all things bad there is an opportunity for good. Last year after Westboro protested Hillel, the Jewish Student Association hosted Commonground—event where many student organizations came together in solidarity declaring their common goals. This would be a great chance for the Muslim Student Association to turn something negative into something positive and to capitalize on the protest as well as using the support that generally follows. Hopefully some good can come from this unfortunate situation.

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Discretion is necessary in law enforcement and meatloaf One time, I sneezed out meatloaf. It ejected the way a good joke forces partially digested milk up the nasopharynx and out hairy nostrils. Instead of milk beading down my lips, I had meat-mucus. And now that I have your attention: The Oxford English Dictionary defines discretion as “the action of discerning or judging; judgment; decision; discrimination.” For example, it was BRYAN against my better judgment HONEYCUTT to reveal that vignette, but there it is. Discretion-— more importantly its absence—is this column’s theme. The Monday after finals last semester, I drove to campus to submit my grade report. As one of the four remaining humans on campus that day, I parked on the faculty lot with my red parking pass. That parking pass is a daily reminder that responsibility and privilege are not always coincident. My task accomplished and having been away from my car no more than 30 minutes, I discovered OU Parking services tendered me a lovely, yellow Christmas card. The reward for serving this University is a $15 parking fee. I was irate as I saw no sign of life in any direction, not even this ticket’s mailman. Certainly, there are plenty of great reasons to adhere to parking regulations. Given the finite parking resources our campus has, it is unfair to take what precious few spots exist from those who pay for a pass. These rules seem less reasonable when the crime harms no one. And now for something completely different: Look at Zachary Christie, the modern face of terror; a spork-wielding sixyear-old. His robin’s egg blue eyes are

frigid portals into a heart that murders like he colors. Coincidently, sporks are excellent for eating meatloaf. Last October Christie was suspended and sent to reform school for bringing his scout knife to class. The issue polarized over safety and security versus criticism of the zero-tolerance policies that allowed this to happen. As a nation we may never know whether Christie’s intent was in fact pernicious or he was “excited about recently joining the Cub Scouts” like he said. Regardless of this boy’s intention, a thoughtful mind is forced to wonder what playground mayhem he could have wrought in comparison to other examples of school violence. The media even relating this case to Columbine and Virginia Tech was a flagrant logical misstep. Where those crimes were committed by self-identified social outcasts, Christie displayed public eagerness to celebrate his initiation into Cub Scouts. Did the principal employ reasonable discretion when punishing Christie? Did the media when covering this story? What line is drawn that punishes Christie for his crime but awards Nick Twisp (the protagonist from “Youth in Revolt”) the merciful sentence of three m o nt h s i n juv e nile detention for a hodgepodge of serious crimes? Both injustices to Christie and myself had happy, Yuletideesque endings. His

suspension was lifted and a new law exists to provide greater leniency for such cases. As for me, the ticket was voided after a figurative cage match with the appeals process. The incident resolved itself without as much as a bloody nose, and that’s more than I can say for my meatloaf dinner’s encore presentation. Justice may now lift her blindfold. Police departments, especially those that serve campuses, receive far less respect than they deserve. They are the first responders to campus violence, should any ever occur. For that reason, I will bite my tongue whenever they hand out deserved parking tickets. Likewise, the precedents of school violence require administrators to take certain precautions to protect student safety. All I ask is that administration and law enforcement use their discerning eyes and discriminate between just and unjust punishment.

Bryan Honeycutt is an English Literature graduate student.

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As students return to cam- sizes, which has a tendency pus for a new spring semes- to ruin students’ ability to ter, most of us will drain our develop meaningful rapbank accounts for tuition, port with professors in their books and special calcula- field of interest. In this way, tors. Rather than smiling and the core curriculum also accept- hurts professors’ experience i n g a l l in the classroom. Because o f t h i s every professor I’ve ever met a s t h e prefers a classroom full of cost of a questions and challenges to quality one full of blank stares and educa- distracted minds. The reason this model still tion, we o u g h t exists is an entire college det o e x - gree is still worth the entire ERIC M. STAIB a m i n e cost of tuition to students. wheth- We’ve all heard the numbers e r o u r about lifetime earnings for education is delivering the those with degrees rather best possible value for our than only high school diplomas, and that’s why most of money. The answer, unfortunate- us are here. However, it would be ly, is no. I am not contending that much more cost-effective to a degree from OU is not shave off the useless requireworth the total tuition. If I ments of our liberal arts debelieved that, I would have grees and only require studropped out by now. Rather, dents to take those classes my contention is that a sig- which are relevant to our nificant portion of the aver- chosen major or majors. For many students, such age student’s tuition, time and mental energy is wasted as my fellow economics each semester on frivolous, majors, this would shave as many as two full years off the academic pursuits. The reason for all of this time necessary to complete waste is the outdated liberal our degrees. This creates two arts model and, of course, its additional years to pursue internbackbone the core curriculum. “It is absurd and child- ships, travel The core curriculum is an inef- ish to force legal adults or gain real ficient model of ed- who have chosen to work ucation that keeps major in Economics to xpestudents in universtudy cell structures” erience sities much longer while than is necessary. It is absurd and childish to we’re still relatively young. For others, such as force adults who have chosen to major in economics to Petroleum Engineers, abostudy cell structures, just as lition would probably not it is absurd to force biology save them an extra year in majors to understand the college, but would allow Keynesian national income them to focus more heavily on their career-oriented model. The rationale behind the studies. One effect of the core curliberal arts model of education is that “the whole indi- riculum many people ignore vidual” should be educated. is it can actually prevent stuThis of course is simply an dents from truly delving into impossible goal, for there a second or third subject. are endless academic pur- Because we are required to suits necessary to educate meet so many different re“the whole individual,” from quirements, students may ethics to ballet to ancient find they do not have time to pursue a minor or a second French. The core curriculum, major. Even if the core curricuaside from forcing us into several classes we simply do lum were abolished, there not care about, also makes would still be students who classes less valuable for choose to pursue minors those who are genuinely and dabble in other subjects. interested in the topics dis- Some would even choose a cussed. One only needs to liberal arts education, purpeek at the masses of fresh- suing many tracks. To these students, addiman texting and doodling during their introductory tional classes are worth their lecture halls to see that this tuition. Many of us, however, would choose to explore is true. The core curriculum leads other topics in our free time to larger-than-ideal class (as most of us already do) and focus our time at the university toward our future careers. Abolishing the core curr i c u l u m f o re v e r w o u l d allow students to earn their degrees in less time. It also would allow them to customize their education to their own goals and desires rather than requiring them to satisfy some administrator’s definition of “wellrounded.” Eric M. Staib is an economics senior

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

STATE BUDGET TOPS OKLA. HOUSE REPUBLICAN AGENDA OKLAHOMA CITY — Managing state government’s budget woes will be the top priority when lawmakers convene the 2010 Legislature next month, but House Republican leaders said Wednesday they will also work to improve the state’s workers’ compensation system and make government more efficient. GOP House Speaker Chris Benge of Tulsa led a delegation of Republican lawmakers in rolling out the House majority party’s legislative agenda for 2010, a list that includes promoting healthy lifestyles, maximizing the state’s natural resources, improving student achievement and modernizing state government. But Benge said the state budget will influence every policy decision lawmakers make this year. Last month, state officials declared a revenue shortfall of more than $729 million for the fiscal year that ends June 30 and certified a revenue estimate for next year that is $1.3 billion less than the current state budget. House Democrats criticized the Republican response to the budget crisis and described the GOP as “the

on a constitutional amendment to party of double standards.” “It seemed ironic to hear them force the Legislature to use a 10-year crowing about the supposed success- average gross production tax revenue estimate during the es of their tax and fisbudgeting process. cal policies while ig- “It seemed ironic to hear Benge said the noring the extremely them crowing about the House’s Republican serious budget short- supposed successes of majority will work tofall those ‘successes’ their tax and fiscal policies helped create,” said while ignoring the extremely ward changes in the worker’s compensaDemocratic Leader- serious budget shortfall tion system, a priority d e s i g n a t e S c o t t those ‘successes’ helped that is shared by the Inman, of Del City. create.” Senate Republican Benge said he will caucus. push for an energy DEMOCRATIC LEADER-DESIGNATE Supporters say their stabilization fund to goal is to reduce the mitigate the financial fallout from volatile oil and natural gas cost of worker’s compensation claims, prices. The fund would capture excess cut down on fraud, adopt term limrevenue when energy prices are high its on workers’ compensation judges and distribute it when they are low, and perhaps reduce the number of thus providing a cushion to avoid mas- judges. Republican legislative leaders have said high workers’ compensation sive budget cuts whenever prices fall. Democratic leader Danny Morgan, awards are a deterrent to attracting of Prague, said Republicans can’t new employers to the state. House Speaker-designate Kris count on the oil and gas industry to Steele, R-Shawnee, said GOP lawsolve the state’s financial woes. Similar legislation has been pro- makers will resume their efforts to posed in the past, including a bill by promote healthy lifestyles. Sen. Kenneth Corn, D-Poteau. The bill, filed last year, calls for a referendum —AP

POLICE REPORTS The following is a list of arrests and citations, not convictions. The information given is compiled from the Norman and OU Police Departments. At times, the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department and the Oklahoma City FBI will contribute to these reports. All those listed are innocent until proven guilty.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY Dana Sue Haight, 29, 301 W. Boyd St., Monday

PETTY LARCENY David Ali Akbaran, 31, 740 W. Main St., Monday

MUNICIPAL WARRANT Melissa Nicole Johnson, 28, South Webster Avenue, Tuesday, also for county warrants

PUBLIC INTOXICATION Dee Jack Brown, 46, 401 12th Ave. SE., Monday, also possession of drug paraphernalia TRESPASSING Kimberly Denise Brown, 35, 1620 Cherry Stone St., Monday, also disturbing the peace DISTURBING THE PEACE Jerry Paul Chancy, 26, 300 36th Ave. SW., Monday

POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA Bruce Edward Walker, 58, 401 12th Ave., Monday

Joseph D. Haight, 28, 301 W. Boyd St., Monday Nicholas Dawayne Harrison, 30, 901 N. Porter Ave.,Tuesday, also for country warrants

Kelly Michael Deaton, 27, South Webster Avenue, Tuesday

CRUELTY TO ANIMALS Thomas Jerry Jones, 55, 800 Lexington St., Friday DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE Dianna Marie Kuehne, 64, 150 Vicksburg Ave., Tuesday

OUTRAGING PUBLIC DECENCY Samuel Troy Wallace, 40, 1201 12th Ave. NE., Tuesday

Local restaurant helps Haiti Benvenutis Restaurante dontates proceeds to American Red Cross A Norman restaurant is asking people to help them raise money for Haiti for the American Red Cross. Mohammed Hussien, general manager and owning partner of Benvenutis Restaurante, said he will give 100 percent of his proceeds to Haiti earthquake relief Wednesday, Jan. 27. “We’ll give them access to the salad and pasta buffets that night,” Hussien said. “All we ask is that they give a minimum donation of $10.” Benvenutis Restaurante, located at 105 W. Main St., will hold its Haiti fundraiser from 5 to 10 p.m. -Daily Staff Reports

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CLARIFICATION In Tuesday’s story about students helping raise money for Haiti, spokespeople for Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile stated in e-mails that standard fees for texting would be waived for text donations to charity, and those texts will not count against allotments in a texting plan. AT&T also will waive those fees. However, that information is available on AT&T’s Web site, and did not come from a company spokesperson. AT&T’s Web site also states the company “will advance payment of verified texted donations to the Red Cross for Haiti relief.”

CORRECTIONS In The Daily’s story about the opening of the Oklahoma Heart Hosptial South Campus published Tuesday, a name was misspelled. The name printed as “Susha Sharma” is actually “Sushma Sharma.” In The Daily’s story about a con artist using OU athletics there are two corrections that should be made. (1) The mugshot is of a man named Robert Jordan Chiles, not Jordan Chiles, and (2) Raye Dawn Smith, Kelsey Briggs’ mother, was convicted of enabling child abuse that lead to the death of her daughter, not murder.

CAMPUS EVENTS

POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE Daniel Joseph Willis, 28, South Webster Avenue, Tuesday, also obstructing an officer

CAMPUS EVENTS

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, NON-AGGRAVATED Christopher Paul Cook, 30, Van Vleet Oval, Tuesday

ALPHA SIGMA KAPPA Alpha Signma Kappa will host a meet and greet at 6 p.m. in the Cate Main Social Lounge.

KNOWINGLY CONCEALING STOLEN PROPERTY Chad Allen Istook, 33, Lindsey Street and Asp Avenue, Tuesday, also driving under suspension/revocation

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FRIDAY No events listed. Note: To post a campus event to be published in The Daily, click on the “Submit Event” tab underneath the calendar on OUDaily.com. All event postings are subject to approval of The Daily Editorial Board.

THIS WEEKEND AT YOUR UNIVERSITY Thursday, Jan. 21

CAC Winter Welcome Week | Today and tomorrow on the South Oval, get free hot chocolate at 8 a.m. and snacks at 11 a.m. courtesy of Housing and Food Services. Visit http://www.ou.edu/uosa/CAC. html for a full schedule of events. Intramural Update | Pres-season and regular season basketball entries today and tomorrow! For more information visit recservices. ou.edu or call Jonathan Dewhirst, (405) 325-3053. Make a Mitten Magnet | 11:30 a.m. in the first floor lobby of the Oklahoma Memorial Union. There’s Always Something at the Union, www.ou.edu/upb. Night at the Huff | 7-10 p.m. at the Huston Huffman Center. Enjoy a free dodgeball tournament, games and prizes. Sponsored by Coca Cola as part of CAC Winter Welcome Week.

Friday, Jan. 22 Free Candy and Spring Movie Schedules | 11:30 a.m. in the first floor lobby. Get some FREE candy and a schedule of the movies that the Union Programming Board and CAC Film Series will be showing in Meacham Auditorium this semester. Free Movie: “Zombieland” | free screenings at 3, 9 & 11 p.m. in Meacham Auditorium, Oklahoma Memorial Union. Nothing says “welcome back,” like zombies at an amusement park. See this hilarious action/horror comedy presented by the Union Programming Board and Campus Activities Council Film Series. ALWAYS SOMETHING at the union! Public Art: From the Object to the Environment | 6 p.m. in the Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Presented by Marc F. Pottier, Contemporary Art & Public Art Curator. Visit www.ou.edu/fjjma for more information.

Darwin Remembers: Recollections of a Life’s Journey | 7 p.m. at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. A historic play written and performed by Floyd Sandford. Much of the information was derived from Darwin’s autobiography, edited and published shortly after his death by his son Francis. Sponsored by the University of Oklahoma Departments of Zoology and Botany and Microbiology and the University of Oklahoma Libraries. Wrestling: OU vs. Iowa State | 7 p.m. at the McCasland Field House. Visit soonersports.com for ticket information. Free Concert: Stephen Speaks | 7-11 p.m. in the Oklahoma Memorial Union Food Court. Presented by CAC Winter Welcome Week and the Union Programming Board.

Saturday, Jan. 23 Women’s Tennis: OU vs. Arkansas-Little Rock / OU vs. Oral Roberts | 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the OU Tennis Complex. Visit soonersports.com for ticket information. Women’s Basketball: OU vs. Kansas | 2 p.m. at the Lloyd Noble Center. Visit soonersports.com for ticket information.

Sunday, Jan. 24 Sunday Science Film Series: “Madame Curie” | 7 p.m. at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. This 1943 classic was nominated for 7 Oscars. Starring Greer Garson as Madame Curie, the film traces the struggle she and her husband and colleague, Dr. Pierre Curie, undergo to isolate the new element, radium. Unrated. Free with paid museum admission.

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Joshua Boydston, L&A editor dailyent@ou.edu • phone: 325-5189 • fax: 325-6051

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GO TO OUDAILY.COM TO WATCH BRAND RACKLEY TALK TO STUDENTS ABOUT CURRENT POP CULTURE TOPICS IN “ENTERTAINMENT AND U”

WEEKEND UPDATE » THE DAILY’S GUIDE TO WHAT’S HAPPENING NEAR YOU

1. ON CAMPUS » Have a gory good time watching “Zombieland” when UPB and CAC present the fleshy horror-comedy at 3 p.m., 9 p.m., and midnight Friday for free in Meacham Auditorium. 2. AROUND NORMAN » Support local artists by visiting the Emergent Artist 2009 exhibit before the showing wraps up Jan. 31. at Mainsite Contemporary Art at 125 Main St.

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3. AT HOME » Want to help Haiti, vibe to Hova and sit on the couch? You are in luck. You can catch the “Hope For Haiti Now” telethon on MTV, VH1, CMT and BET at 7 p.m. Friday. 4. IN OKC » For some ear pulverizing, drenched in sweat rock ‘n’ roll, look no further than the power duo of The Boom Bang and The Pretty Black Chains as they blast the speakers out of the 51st St. Speakeasy at 1114 NW 51st. at 10 p.m Friday.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sooner Style Guide: » Winter 2010 Sadly, the holidays are over. But winter weather and the fashion that accompanies it aren’t disappearing any time soon.

COURTNEY SILVA

This winter season is all about sleek and basic cuts, edgy silhouettes and pieces that make bold statements. ’80s influences are here to stay, and bold colors are shaking up the traditional dark color palettes of winter fashion.

Here are some my picks for the most popular winter trends: JACKETS Obviously, jackets ar are always going to b be a winter trend. They Th are a necessity. necessity Leather bombers and statement st coats with untraditional untra silhouettes silhou are a perfect per way to break br from the classic c pea coat. Leather Le has made a strong comeback come and b has become a fashion staple if you wan want to add a

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biker-chic edge to your outfit. But if you are going for the classic pea coat entuates look, try one with a belt or tie that accentuates ouette. the waist for a sleek and polished silhouette. BOOTS nter Again, obviously boots are a big winter e) trend. No, I am not (nor will I ever be) talking about UGG boots. on The big trend in boots this season are mid-calf to knee-high riding bootss and ankle length, high heeled boots. els or any I realize many of us rarely wear heels d spending a type of shoe that we couldn’t stand s, but that’s what the whole day in walking around campus, evening is for. Riding and slouch boots are perfect for the day.

STUDS AND EMBELLISHMENTS This season, r rhinestones and studs are everywhere. They can add an edgy f l a re t o a n y t h i n g f from tailored blazers to purses to high heels. However, be cautious of wearing rhinestones on the ba of denim jackets back w like women in infomercials for the BeDazzler. You know what I’m talking about.

OVERSIZED SWEATERS, CARDIGANS, AND SCARVES 80s are As I said before, thee ’80s back. L o n g s w e at e r s a n d heavy oversized h cardigans paired with leggings or skinny jeans are a simple yet chic look that have proven to have staying powerr ast as it was also a trend last winter. Scarves, in many ways, ssory have become the accessory klace. equivalent of the necklace. And just like necklacess this season, the bigger the scarf the better.

BOLD COLORS Winte is the season infamous for Winter dark color palettes. However, an em emerging trend is the use of bold je jewel tones and even some neon to brighten up your ensemble. If any of you are award show junkies like I am, you noticed the color purple (no, not the m movie) was quite the trend on the Golden Globes’ red carpet last Sund Sunday. Multi-colored jewelry or a bright layered tee can add a great pop colo to any outfit in need of a pickof color me-up me-up. Courtne Courtney Silva is a journalism sophomore.


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Universal Crossword Edited by Timothy E. Parker January 21, 2010

HOROSCOPE By Bernice Bede Osol

Copyright 2008, Newspaper Enterprise Assn.

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Trust your judgment and reasoning faculties when it comes to dealing with others. Your determinations are likely to be superior to those who have paralysis from over-analysis.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Playing second fiddle will not be anything you ever envision for yourself. Anyone who attempts to usurp your position and talent will discover this quickly, in no uncertain terms.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- You have two powerful complementary elements going for you that can enhance the possibilities for obtaining material success. One is ambition; the other is sheer luck.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You won’t hesitate to use bold measures when called for, especially with regard to commercial or financial dealings. You’ll do what it takes to be successful.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are without equal when it comes to stimulating people to join in -- at work or at play. You’ll be in good form and draw helpmates. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Operating unselfishly from behind the scenes is more to your liking than making noise out in the open. What you gain will be personally satisfying. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- What you do best is to make companions feel significant and important. The reason this works so well is that you truly see value and worth in each person. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Conditions in general are good, but your best areas of operation are likely to pertain to matters that affect your career and finances. If you can choose, select these venues. Previous Answers

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- It’s likely that you will be a major contributor to others having a good time simply by showing a willingness to go along with the majority. Everyone will follow your example. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Even if cohorts waste their time on insignificant and unproductive matters, they are not likely to exert any kind of influence on you or your ambitions. You’re too much of a go-getter. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- This is a good day to make contact with longneglected friends. Climb out of that easy chair, and contact your more active pals to engage in an invigorating activity. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- The end results concerning a personal matter can be quite good if you try to work things out in a desirable manner. It’s OK to be strong in your delivery, as long as it is cushioned with congeniality.

ACROSS 1 Gordon of the comics 6 Protest topic, often 9 Economist Robert 14 Life of ___ (ease) 15 “Now ___ seen everything!” 16 Blow holes? 17 Deprived of nutrition 18 “Now wait just a ___!” 19 Barrel scrapings 20 Part of a salad, perhaps 23 A G rating admits them all 24 Former Disney chief Michael 25 Apprehend 28 Didn’t follow 29 1979 film “Norma ___” 30 Term of endearment 32 Addlebrained 34 Bumper blemish 35 It’s at the entrance of some estates 41 Hula swivelers 42 Blender button 43 Ipecac and others 47 Body-slam landing spot 48 Witchy woman

51 Japanese currency 52 Extremely serious 54 Couch potato’s domain 55 Gainesville students 58 Addictive narcotic 60 Barnyard grunter 61 Italian coins replaced by euros 62 ___-cochere (covered entrance) 63 All-purpose truck, for short 64 Scapegoat’s onus 65 Animal in a roundup 66 Grad. degree 67 More cunning DOWN 1 Careful about spending 2 Amount of space in a newspaper 3 Batman’s butler 4 Bird-feeder fill 5 “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. ___” 6 Most thin and weak 7 Affirms 8 Scouting missions, in military slang 9 Stand the test of time

10 Cop after pushers 11 Drink in a Chinese restaurant 12 Drumstick 13 Shaky start? 21 Below, to the Bard 22 Dawn moisture 26 “___ Misbehavin’” 27 ___ noire (pet peeve) 29 Equip, as a ship 31 “Postcards from the ___” 32 Process for fingerprints 33 Puppy protest 35 Cheesemaking byproduct 36 Hoarfrost 37 Combatcommencing command

38 Searched (through) 39 Chimp relative, briefly 40 Pay stub listing 44 Compound related to another 45 ___ anglais (English horn) 46 Blunder 48 “Yippee!” 49 Steep-roofed house 50 Funny joke, in old slang 53 “All in the Family” character 54 Moonshine machine 56 Guitar granddaddy 57 Priest’s robes 58 Photo ___ (White House events) 59 “Legalize It” subject

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Seniors propel OU to victory ANNELISE RUSSELL Daily Staff Writer

did not struggle for long. The Sooners OU avoided the never went up threat of the Tigers by more than in a close 62-61 win six points, and on the road over Missouri hung Missouri. around only trailing In the initial minthe Sooners by one utes of the first half, or two possessions. Missouri struggled With six mincontaining Abi utes remaining, Olajuwon in the post, Missouri headed to allowing the senior the free throw line center to be successand took the lead ful in the paint. 55-54. Senior guard OU and Missouri Nyeshia Stevenson continued to trade c a m e o u t s t ro n g buckets up until against the Texas the final buzzer, A&M Aggies, and until senior foragainst Missouri she ward Amanda was just as producThompson made a tive using her speed key shot at the end NEIL MCGLOHON/THE DAILY and quickness under Nyeshia Stevenson (1), looks to make a basto seal the win for the basket. the Sooners. ket during the Sooner’s game against OCU on Many predicted November 10. Thompson finthe Sooners would ished the game with run away with the game after the first few of- another double-double, scoring 19 points fensive possessions, but Missouri was ready and pulling down 11 rebounds. to compete. Stevenson finished the game with 23 Missouri did not allow OU to control the points, her second highest total of the tempo, knotting the game at 14 after just season. seven minutes into the contest. Junior guard Danielle Robinson was the OU went to a half-court trap on defense, other OU player in double digits with 16 but Missouri was still sinking jump shots. points. As OU struggled with turnovers and poor Turnovers again caused the Sooners to passing, Jessra Johnson came up strong for struggle and 23 giveaways stifled their ofthe Tigers. The senior put up eight points fensive rhythm for significant periods in the midway through the first half and gave the game. Tigers a 19-18 lead. Missouri’s Johnson finished the game as Missouri then went on a 13-3 run to go up the Tiger’s leading scorer with 18 points. on the Sooners 30-21. OU will need to improve its intensity when Junior forward Carlee Roethlisberger, who they host the Kansas Jayhawks at 2 p.m. has recently struggled with the basketball, Saturday in Norman. could not work out of her slump in the first half committing two personal fouls and picking up three turnovers. PLAYER OF THE GAME OU could not minimize the turnovers, totaling 14, and headed to the locker room for NYESHIA STEVENSON the half down 30-25. Stevenson started the second half with a Senior Guard quick layup miss and putback, then drained a three on the next possession to tie the game 23 points, 3-5 3PT , 10-18 FG at 30. Missouri then went cold to start the secStevenson was a spark for the ond half, struggling to find the bottom of the Sooners initially in the first half, and net and only putting up two points before the she came out the locker room to drain first timeout. two three’s for OU. OU finally found an offensive rhythm and was able to go up on the Tigers 41-35 after five minutes. Unfortunately for OU, the Tigers

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sooner vet overshadowed in age of one-year wonders STEVEN JONES Daily Staff Writer

It’s a weird time to live on Earth. With advancements in technology, we live in an age of instant gratification. With DVRs, our favorite television shows are at our fingertips. YouTube and iPhones keep entertainment in our pocket, and if you have the means, an airplane can get you on the other side of the globe in a day. In the year 2010, humans rarely have to wait for anything, and the world of college basketball is no different. With so many young basketball players eyeing the NBA and the big money it offers, the one-and-done player has become a huge part of college basketball. And with that phenomenon, those players who only spend STEVEN JONES one year in college are expected to contribute the second they set foot on campus. OU athletes are not immune from these expectations. Although Blake Griffin stayed with the Sooners for two seasons, his impact was felt from the second he arrived in Norman. Certain players provide instant gratification for college hoops fans and set a standard of success that becomes hard to live up to. Since Griffin arrived at OU, head coach Jeff Capel has recruited three more McDonald’s All-Americans, each who have been consistent starters since their arrival. And while the play of those big-time recruits has been great, 95 percent of the rest of college basketball gets lost in the shuffle. The majority of players are more likely to warm the bench for a year or two. The majority of players do not make an impact until they have spent some time in the college game. The majority of those players are much more like OU junior guard Cade Davis. Davis came to OU two seasons ago as the second highest-rated recruit in the state of Oklahoma. Unfortunately for Davis, Griffin was the No. 1 recruit and Davis received little attention; just like no one remembers who finishes second in a Usain Bolt race. This season though, Davis has blossomed into a leader for the Sooners. After a disappointing freshman campaign and a sophomore season in which Davis was mostly used as a three-point specialist, he has become a much more well-rounded player this season. Davis is averaging over 1.5 more rebounds per game and nearly four more points per game than he did his sophomore season. Davis’ improvements were never more evident than in his game against Missouri on Saturday. Against a scrappy Mizzou squad, Davis played 36 minutes and recorded the first double-double of his collegiate career, shooting 50 percent on his way to a 15-point, 11-rebound performance. Meanwhile, Davis played tough defense, and when his three-point shot was not falling, he drove the ball hard to the basket, showing an added dimension to his game. The performance showed that Davis is a far different player than the guy who lived behind the arc his freshman season and shot just 32 percent. But then, it is not surprising. Davis is progressing like the large majority of college basketball players do, though he and players like him get little attention. That should change, though. While players like Griffin are clearly fun to watch and critical to the success of teams, the Davises of the world—those that work hard, develop their game, and progress at their own rate—deserve some credit, too. After all, if OU has any hope of playing better against Big 12 competition than it did out of it, the Sooners will need more Davis-like efforts from all their players, not just big-time recruits. Steven Jones is a language arts education senior.

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Cade Davis dribbles the ball down the court, evading an opposing British Colombia on Nov. 3.

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