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The OU WaTER Center kicked off its second International WaTER Conference on Monday with keynote lectures and presentations on combining water technology and business. The OU WaTER Center — Water Technologies for Emerging Regions Center — focuses on providing resources to under-served areas by hosting the international conference of speakers, organizer Robert Nairn said. “This is a series of seven invited presentations that brought in experts from seven different fields,” Nairn said. This year, the conference adopted a

theme for its lectures — synergy at the International Water Prize to Ben interface, Nairn said. Fawcett, an engineer from Australia “The idea is to combine people in working throughout the globe to imtechnology with people prove water technologies. doing behavior change,” One of Tuesday’s keyGO AND DO note speakers includes OU Nairn said. “We are reaching the social sciences now Conference doctorate student Laura as well, not just the hard Brunson, who researches WHEN: 9 a.m. to sciences.” clean water technologies 5 p.m. today and Monday’s speakers infor a village in Ethiopia 9 a.m. to noon cluded experts Peter Winch, and was recognized by the Wednesday Dennis Lettenmaier and Environmental Protection John Oldfield giving keyAgency for her research, WHERE: Thurman note speeches on areas she said. J. White Forum such as climate change and Brunson also teaches Building its effects on water, behavsocial entrepreneurship ioral changes necessary to classes at OU, which is relprovide cleaner water and ways to en- evant to the conference’s themes becourage the government to be more in- cause it teaches business students how volved in water technologies. to apply developing technologies, she The center also awarded its OU said. She will talk about her research

and social entrepreneurship themes in sessions Tuesday morning. “It teaches that you can do these entrepreneurial ventureships you’re really excited about and not just make money off them,” Brunson said. “You can also do something crucially good with them and help solve problems. It’s really amazing to see the transformations from, ‘Oh, I want to make a bunch of money,’ to, ‘Oh, I can make money and do something useful for the world.’” Overall, about 200 researchers will attend or present at the conference, representing 35 countries and six continents, Nairn said. Students are welcome to attend the lectures and presentations for free, but they are required to pay a registration fee for other perks of the conference such as meals, Nairn said.

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Tuesday evening sessions explore various genres, levels of footwork AshlY MeNdeZ Staff Reporter

The Sooner Ballroom Dance Club is giving students the opportunity to put their best foot forward. The dance club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and is designed to promote and teach social partner dancing such as Latin/rhythm, swing/nightclub and salsa dancing, according to the club’s constitution. The club is open to the public, and no prior dance experience is required. The club operates in sessions that last four to five weeks. Each session is $15 for OU students and $25 for non-students. “We’re not Sessions focus on specific ballroom dances. The current session judging or focuses on the salsa, nightclub, pointing two-step and waltz dances. Each evening kicks off with a befingers. ginner’s session, when students We are just learn basic steps, but after an hour having fun and a half, the club moves to an inand dancing.” termediate level and finishes with the advanced level. Members can RICKIE PODY, stay for all three sessions. CLUB OFFICER Club officer Rickie Pody, biochemistry sophomore, said students who come for the first time often stay for all three sessions. Officer and journalism sophomore Drew Farley said it is the informal nature that keeps students involved. “It is social dancing, so we are not doing it to be the best — we are doing it to have fun,” Farley said. “That’s an important distinction. A lot of people don’t go because they think they can’t dance. You go to learn and have fun.” And the club always is looking for new dance partners, Farley said. DARIAN HARMON/THE DAILY The officers said the club is more about learning rathKatye McNeil, civil engineering graduate student, and Bill Welch practice the cha-cha Tuesday at the er than practicing or rehearsing. Oklahoma Memorial Union Courtyard with the Sooner Ballroom Club. The club welcomes new mem“We’re not judging or pointing fingers. We are just bers of all ages and skill levels to match the diversity of the dance moves. having fun and dancing,” Pody said.

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Childhood friends reunite as Sooners Two Edmond golfers transferred from separate colleges to OU. (Page 2)

OPINION Clean drinking water is a global cause Norman residents should consider the shortage of drinkable water. (Page 3)



Fancy feet make for social setting

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Cookies-N-Cards owner plans to keep shop open at new location. (Page 5)

India week kicks off with shopping event Alison See, international and area studies junior, looks at traditional Indian bangles Monday on the South Oval during the first day of India Week. The event, coordinated by the Oklahoma Undergraduate India Society, began with a DARIAN HARMON/THE DAILY bazaar.

A former Republican senator from Nebraska will host an informal discussion about foreign policy issues at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Oklahoma Memor ial U n i o n ’s B eaird Lounge. Chuck Ha g e l , who serves w i t h O U CHUCK P re si de nt HAGEL David Boren as co-chairmen of President Barack Obama’s Intelligence Advisory Board, will present “Afghanistan, Pakistan and Other Foreign Policy Challenges,” according to a press release. Hagel was appointed to the president’s advisory board in 2009, when Boren lauded Hagel’s appointment, noting his respect for the former senator, according to Daily archives. In the Senate, Hagel was a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; and Intelligence Committees. Hagel, with his leadership in foreign policy and national security issues during his time in the Senate, will provide insight for students about the trials America faces in establishing a secure future, according to the release. The event is free but has limited seating. Contact the OU Office of Special Events at 405-325-3784.


Fraternity to take on homelessness Tuesday’s Shack-a-Thon won’t be the only effort OU students make to raise money for the homeless in Norman. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. will host its 12th annual Sleep Out for the Homeless to raise money and gather clothing and food donations for the local homeless. Members of the fraternity, students and other volunteers will start the event at 8 p.m. Friday in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Food Court but will move to the South Oval at midnight to set up cardboard boxes to sleep

in. A scavenger hunt and a free movie screening will take place during the event. April Doshier, executive director of Food and Shelter located in Norman, also will speak at the event. Doshier said she will talk to the students about homelessness in Norman and hopes to debunk certain myths such as homelessness as a choice. “It’s an absolutely unique opportunity for students and future leaders to understand what homelessness is like,” Doshier said. All proceeds collected during the event will go toward the Food and Shelter charity. Chase Cook, Managing Editor


• Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Students should not just vanish SPORTS COLUMNIST

James Corley


aturday was an absolute disaster. And I’m not talking about the Sooners’ loss to Texas Tech, because OU has its own problems to address there. I’m talking about the student section at the game. Where were you? Just 30 minutes before kickoff, the student section was the fullest part of Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Where did you go? Sure, you could counter I was sitting in the press box during the delay, which lasted almost an hour and a half. And that’s true. But before I transferred to OU, I went to school at Nebraska. If you don’t know, the last four or so home games in Lincoln are below freezing and most often buried in cold, wet snow. But the folks of Husker Nation don’t freak out over the powder like Oklahomans do, and I paid my dues time and again standing on a stadium bench bundled up like an eskimo. And I never left a game early. Not once. However, by Saturday’s 8:45 p.m. kickoff, fewer than half the students were back in the stands, and by the second half, the vast majority were gone. I’d lecture the student body on the importance of staying at games and making noise to support your fellow students on the field, but I feel the argument would fall on deaf ears since you already have displayed a disheartening lack of support for the team all season. Going to games costs money. Maybe you charge it to the bursar account your parents bankroll, so it doesn’t really impact you. But it should. There are only seven opportunities to see Oklahoma play football this season in Norman. There’s no NFL team in this state, so OU football is as good as it gets. You don’t want to be like Oklahoma State — which despite its success still has to practically give away tickets each year — do you? You’re wasting your time if you don’t take advantage of student tickets while you still can. You’re years or even just months from season tickets costing more than $1,000 if you include the required donation. I’m not saying the lack of fans had a measurable impact on Saturday’s outcome, but having a packed-out stadium couldn’t have hurt. It is embarrassing as a member of the OU community to see a half-full stands, especially since ESPN’s cameras broadcast them nationally. Maybe you’re all waiting for the Nov. 5 matchup against No. 16 Texas A&M because it appears interesting enough to stay for. I’ll warn you, though, it’s in November, so it will probably be a little chilly. Don’t forget your coats or it may be too much trouble for you to stick it out. James Corley is a journalism senior and the sports editor for The Daily. You can follow him on Twitter at @jamesfcorley.

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Teammates reunite as Sooners Former Edmond North golfers both transferred to OU Joseph Truesdell Sports Reporter

Two longtime friends were reunited on the OU men’s golf team last spring. OU golfers Ben Klaus and Will Kropp have been friends since they were 10. When they were growing up in Edmond, the two played with a large group of kids at Oak Tree Country Club and noted that they practiced together more than anyone else. The two also played together a lot while at Edmond North High School. The pair earned a long list of awards and honors, including All-State and AllAmerican individual honors and seven total state championships. Both also were members of the 2006 McDonald’s High School National Championship team. After graduating from Edmond North in 2007, Klaus became a Commodore at Vanderbilt University as Kropp entered his final year at Edmond North. That season, Klaus competed in four events at Vanderbilt, and Kropp won his fourth straight state championship at Edmond North. After graduation, Kropp was recruited to Georgia by former Bulldog assistant Nate Hybl. Though the two longtime friends were at different universities — one in Tennessee and one in Georgia — the friends stayed close.


Senior Ben Klaus (left) and junior Will Kropp joke with each other on the Charlie Coe Center’s driving range at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club. The golfers grew up together in Edmond and once again are teammates after both transferring to Oklahoma.

“We hung out all the time when we were in town and spoke regularly while we were at other schools,” Klaus said. In 2009, Hybl was hired by OU to restore the winning tradition it had lost since the Sooners’ 1989 national championship. When Hybl came to OU, Kropp followed. “I had some injuries. Coach Hybl had recruited me to Georgia, and I liked him, and OU was closer to home,” Kropp said. “All of

those things combined led to me transferring.” When Kropp learned he would get a full release from Georgia, he told Klaus, who thought getting a full release from Vanderbilt wasn’t a possibility. “I’ll never forget it; I was on my way to a political science test and got the text from Will,” Klaus said. “I couldn’t concentrate at all on the test and told the professor after that I had just found something out right before the test that could change my

academic and golf career forever. Luckily, she graded it easy and passed me.” Klaus began to strongly consider the idea of transferring. Klaus played the 2009 fall season at Vanderbilt after coming off of an ACL injury, and though he felt improvement in his game, his scores weren’t showing. His family, swing coach and he felt he would be happier and more successful at OU. So Klaus was released to talk with Hybl, and both agreed it would be better for

Klaus and the team to transfer to OU. Though their relationship hasn’t changed much over the years, their games have. “In high school, we never lost. We could play decent as a team and still win by 20 strokes,” Klaus said. “We have to push each other a lot more now.” Both suffered injuries during their collegiate careers, which affected their time on the course and scores, but they’re fighting back together.

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Drinkable water is a privilege Our View: OU has become a leader in water research. It’s time for students to lead efforts to address the worldwide water crisis.

patients stricken by diseases associated with unsafe drinking water and inadequate sanitation. The World Health Organization has calculated that about 1.8 million children die each year from One of the most common complaints about liv- a lack of clean drinking water — one death every ing in the Norman area is the quality of the drink- eight seconds. ing water. The taste is suspect, and there’s always You can contribute to efforts to provide clean some rumor about it being generally drinking water to everyone. Check out unsanitary. to donate or help The Our View To be honest, many of us on the editorispread awareness of this widespread is the majority al board are guilty of the same complaints. problem. Or go to to opinion of But for approximately one in eight learn more about the water crisis. The Daily’s people worldwide, just having access to Also, try adapting some of these sug10-member drinkable water is a constant struggle. gestions for better conserving water in editorial board The United Nation’s 2006 Human your daily life: Development Report reported that horri• When hand-washing dishes, don’t let fying number, and the same research showed the the water run while rinsing. One sink can hold global water crisis has claimed more lives than wash water and the other rinse water. any violent conflict in world history. • Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only For the 1.9 billion children from the developing when full to save up to 1,000 gallons a month. world, one in five is without access to clean water, • Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator inaccording to UNICEF’s 2005 State of the World’s stead of running the tap. Children report. • Designate one glass for your drinking water Recently, researchers at OU have been given a each day or refill a water bottle. chance to help combat this problem by adapting • Turn the shower head off while shampooing a water purification technology developed for a your hair. local source into a system that can purify the pol• Check to make sure your taps aren’t dripping luted water source of a village in Bolivia. when you’re done using them. This project will be featured in OU WaTER And next time you feel like complaining about Center’s International WaTER Conference, which having to buy a water filter to make your readstarted Monday and brings international speakily available tap water taste better, take a few ers on water issues to campus. seconds to think about those around the world Unclean drinking water spreads diseases and who every day must choose between thirst and lowers the overall health of populations. disease. The UN reported that at any given time, almost half the world’s hospital beds are filled with Comment on this at


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s tens of thouAssembly in the evening. OPINION COLUMNIST sands of people The scale and sophistication of the operations at Kerr gather to protest Park in general has advanced significantly over the past in the financial districts two weeks. Food, permits, portable toilets and other neof New York, Chicago and cessities are funded by donations from protesters and the Oakland, a string of smaller public. and less visible occupaOne unidentified donor provided a 7-foot-tall propane tions has grown across the heater. American South. “It’s all business during the day, then at night you get Zac Smith Occupy Oklahoma City, a chance to really bond with people,” said the largest Occupy Wall tor Rayna Stem, who is among those occupying the park Street solidarity group in overnight. “We’re still getting organized; that’s the big the state, has staged an around-the-clock occupation for thing right now.” the past 15 days in Kerr Park. Though conversation and debate at Kerr Park is genKerr Park lies at the heart of Oklahoma City’s financial erally congenial and relaxed, some protesters seem indistrict and features an amphitheater, which was initially creasingly conscious of the existence of conflicting politiused for meetings by protesters until it was decided that cal philosophies within the movement. the centralized layout of the amphitheater facilitated an Thus far, Occupy Wall Street has sought to be entirely unequal exercise of influence over discussion. inclusive, often treating fundamental political disagreeAbout 40 demonstrators are occupying Kerr Park on a ments as superficial and irrelevant. continuous basis, sleeping in portable The mainstream journalistic estents. Their numbers are supplemented tablishment has similarly chosen to “Given Oklahoma’s to varying degrees during the day. portray protesters as ideologically enormous political Since the commencement of the homogeneous. occupation, protesters have staged “You cannot form your opinion of conservatism, simply marches through the streets surroundthis movement from what you see on gathering to acknowledge CNN or Fox News,” said politically ing Kerr Park at least twice a day or more. conservative demonstrator Bryon there is a fundamental Local media coverage of these activiSpringer, also among those staying problem with the ties has been shallow and police surovernight. “Everyone tries to paint the American economic and movement with one very broad brush, veillance casual to nonexistent. In the words of union organizer political system is a great and it’s not that simple. Everyone is Nicholas Klein, “First they ignore you. down here for their own personal stride forward.” Then they ridicule you. And then they reasons.” attack you and want to burn you. And Occupy Oklahoma seems to be then they build monuments to you.” largely composed of reformist liberals — who favor greatWhile the New York occupation currently exists some- er regulation of business by the state — and capitalist libwhere between the second and third phases of this proertarians — who favor complete deregulation in order to cess, Occupy Oklahoma City is stuck firmly in the first. create a “true free market.” Despite this, the mood among protesters is buoyant. “I’m here as a [capitalist] libertarian, and I might talk Given Oklahoma’s enormous political conservatism, to a socialist,” said Ron Paul supporter Patrick LaMascus, simply gathering to acknowledge there is a fundamental a member of Occupy Norman visiting the Kerr Park enproblem with the American economic and political syscampment last Friday. “It’s actually beautiful that you tem is a great stride forward. can have two people from opposite ends of the spectrum “I really never cared about [politics] until now. I never agreeing on something, but we’re agreeing on what’s thought it was worth putting any effort into,” said probad; we’re not necessarily agreeing on how to fix it.” tester Shauntel Hatten, who recently joined the Kerr Park The Occupy movement is in a protean phase, and occupation. “When I first got here, I really didn’t know a whatever set of philosophies comes to dominate it durlot about the movement, and they started talking to me ing the next few months will determine the impact of the and trying to get me amped about what they’re doing — movement on the conditions of American workers for fighting against corporate greed and all that. I can agree, years to come. just like anybody else could ... I really do like the vibe of Oklahomans who have any opinion regarding how this movement.” conditions in this country could be changed for the betContrary to the insistence of reactionaries, the occupi- ter have a responsibility to participate in their nearest ers’ activities appear well-coordinated. General Assembly, particularly during this formative A schedule beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 8:30 stage. p.m. divides each day into a series of marches, committee meetings and meals culminating in the General Zac Smith is a journalism junior.


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he creators of Barbie absolutely affirm ideals that encourage eating disorders and white elitism. Take a look at various molds of the Barbie body form from over the years. Clearly, the waist gets smaller and the bust gets larger. To disagree with the affirmations in Katherine McPherson’s opinion column on Oct. 17, Barbie does institutionalize girls to consider whiteness and a thin build as the standard. Five-year-old girls are constantly presented with the same image, even if it is just a doll. Before they understand what diets are or before they are able to discern between right and wrong, advertising has them in its grasp. Barbie is a tangible, portable and plastic advertisement. At a one-sixth scale, Barbie exudes white skin, long, blond hair and a made-up face. She is in commercials, movies, TV shows, books and is printed on cloth“Success is ing. Barbie is obviously not not dictated by depicting malnutrition, as appearance, but McPherson’s column correctly and sarcastically states, by ideas, will because she has impossible and the idea to curves in all of the right places. If a woman were to attain her think outside 36-18-33 measureof the box and scaled ments, though, she would cerresist conformity tainly become malnourished. Barbie’s history fails to em(which Barbie power all shapes and shades of never does).” women. Consider how “Colored Francie,” the first black Barbie, was created in 1967. Because she was made using existing head molds for the white Francie doll, “Colored Francie” lacked African characteristics other than dark skin and was depicted through a white perspective. Also consider “Barbie Baby-Sits,” created in 1963. She came with a book titled “How to Lose Weight,” which listed: “Don’t Eat!” This same book was included with “Slumber Party Barbie” in 1965, which also included a pink bathroom scale permanently set at 110 pounds. By the way, Barbie’s proportions put on a scaled 5-foot-9-inch frame sets her at 110 pounds, which is 35 pounds underweight. Ironically, “Pregnant Barbie” has feet molded to fit high-heeled shoes. Because, of course, at nine months pregnant, a woman should wear high heels. I wonder why the “Rosie O’Donnell Barbie” from 1999 has stiff, unbrushable hair and clothes that can’t be removed. She also has a larger, more accurate body type. Is Mattel Inc. trying to polarize pretty vs. ugly? Barbie is skinny and has long, brushable hair, while Rosie is larger, albeit more accurate, and has stiff hair and bulky, irremovable clothing. More recently, “Tattoo Barbie” came with lowerback tattoos that could be used on the consumers. Pretty suggestive for a little girl. But to say Barbie is a role model because she is a teacher and doctor is absolutely ridiculous. Yes, the idea is all right, but look at how Teacher Barbie is dressed and how Barbie, as a whole, is depicted. Barbie is sexualized no matter her profession. This is not how a “successful” woman should be portrayed. Success is not dictated by appearance, but by ideas, will and the idea to think outside of the box and resist conformity (which Barbie never does). It seems that the creators of Barbie are satirizing women and their career opportunities — though Barbie has had hundreds of careers, in reality women have fewer opportunities than men. Women also earn less money. I guess it wouldn’t be a surprise that the CEO of Mattel is a male. Currently, eight of the 11 members on Mattel’s board of directors are male. Barbie truly reinforces sexism. Also, why blame Cosmopolitan magazine when Barbie begets Cosmopolitan? Children of all ages and both genders are socialized and institutionalized to think in binaries: Men are strong and women are delicate, etc. This doesn’t necessarily start with Barbie, but it certainly doesn’t start at Cosmo. It’s society. It starts as soon as we’re born. It’s complex and even just a couple institutions shouldn’t be singled out to blame, though Barbie is certainly one of them. Kayley Gillespie is a literature and cultural studies junior.

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Tuesday, Oct Tuesday Oct. 2 25, 2011 Affiliating with special-interest groups could produce some unique advantages for you in the year ahead. In all likelihood, they will offer you opportunities that most normal channels wouldn’t be able to provide. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) --In order to use your imagination to visualize successful outcomes, you’ll have to wipe out all pessimistic thoughts that attempt to disrupt your positive-thinking processes. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- It’s okay to be a dreamer, as long as you’re a realistic dreamer. Conjure up some logical steps and procedures that’ll get you what you want to achieve.


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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- When it comes to a competitive situation in which you’re involved, you have two big benefits going for you. One is your persistence, and the other is the crowd rooting for you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) --Use the same strategy once again that brought you a recent victory. There’s no reason in the world why you can’t be successful with it in a similar situation. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) --Be a joiner, because it’ll be some kind of joint endeavor that is likely to hold the greatest promise for you. Expand your efforts to include as many people as possible. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- In order to make sure a partnership situation works out well, each party must be prepared to contribute to

the effort. Stop worrying about how much the other is doing, and do your part. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) --Your earning possibilities will be proportionate to your contribution. If you want to make more money, you need to figure out what you can do to bring this about. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Don’t let slip any chance to further enhance a relationship that’s extremely important to you. Seize with alacrity anything that can fortify what you already have going. CANCER (June 21-July 22) --You’ll never be better equipped than you are at present to finalize a tedious project that has been a prolonged source of irritation. Get that unpleasant task out of the way once and for all. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- It’s possible that you’ll find yourself in a unique position to convey some critical information to the right people. Take advantage of what may never happen again. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- This may be one of those days when you won’t be looking for anything special when you go shopping, but something quite unique that you’ll love at first sight will find you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- It’s important to find the right key that’ll motivate others to take a close look at a project or idea you’re eager to promote. Come up with a material or emotional trigger to put the posteriors in the seats.

Universal Crossword Edited by Timothy E. Parker October 25, 2011 ACROSS 1 Cheddar type 6 Autumn bloomers 10 Billower on a pole 14 Bellhop, often 15 Polo’s destination 16 Brook 17 On the upand-up 19 “Nay!� sayer 20 CD-___ (computer insert) 21 Word said with a salute 22 Made a small dent in 24 Part of epic films 27 Bundle of energy 30 1936 Olympian Jesse 31 Beefeaters 32 Time out of mind 33 Always, in a poem 36 It blew its top in 1992 37 Acquire intelligence 38 “Major� animal 39 Casting item 40 Malarial fever 42 Damascus denizen 44 Personnel director, at times 45 Car wheel securer 46 Basis of democracy 50 Track and


Field Hall of Fame inductee Ashford 51 Charlemagne was its first ruler (Abbr.) 52 “Be on the lookout� letters 55 Unload 56 Golfer who won nine majors in his career 60 Woody’s singing son 61 Egg, to a biologist 62 Word with “glasses� or “buff� 63 Put away for the future 64 In the ___ breath (almost simultaneously) 65 “Beau ___� DOWN 1 A feature of Old Glory 2 Boxcar Willie dressed as one 3 Basic building block 4 Gun, as an engine 5 Take for granted 6 Native New Zealander 7 “Miracle on Ice� chant 8 One-time shuttle destination 9 Tack components 10 100-centime units

11 Jargon of a particular field 12 Change, as a hemline 13 Travel like a flying squirrel 18 Plains bovine 23 Common contraction 24 Baby carrier? 25 With a reddishbrown tinge 26 Vacationing 27 Like Easter eggs 28 Abominable snowman 29 What the “poor dog’’ had 33 “___ go bragh!� 34 Twin in Genesis 35 Unleash a diatribe 37 Bird-feeder treat 38 Basic desire

40 Having no perceptible weight 41 Yanks, in Mexico 42 Display bad etiquette at the dinner table 43 Christmas warmer 44 Ichabod’s was Sleepy 46 Badlands formations 47 Ward off 48 Bill Cosby pitched it 49 What cats and rats do 52 “For� votes 53 Sassymouthed 54 Hillside, in Aberdeen 57 Actress Gardner 58 Cuban alcoholic export 59 “Congo� villain



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Even though it seems as if the hype around “Viva la Vida� recently died down, Coldplay is back with a new album “Mylo Xyloto.� As with most Coldplay songs, I didn’t expect to understand what the lyrics mean or why a fiveminute instrumental is necessary, but I was pleasantly surprised with “Mylo Xyloto.� The psychedelic cover artwork had me ready for some unintelligible mumbles and jumbled melodies, but the lyrics were insightful and clear on most tracks. The band released its single, “Paradise,� before the album, and it is one of my favorites. The music video consists of the band in elephant costumes, a unicycle and a subway. Need I say more? As for the title track, “Mylo Xyloto,� I was unimpressed. I expected to learn more about the strange name choice from the lyrics, but the track was less than a minute long and instrumental. It left me confused and pushing the skip button on my iPhone every time it came up. Still, the band redeemed itself with tunes such as “Major Minus,� and let’s not forget “Princess of China,� which features Rihanna in a strange but oddly genius combo. I could only listen to “Viva la Vida� for a week before getting tired of it, but “Mylo Xyloto� has value that will keep it on my playlist for quite a while.

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By the time Norman resident Nancy Russell was 13 years old, she had jewelry in 13 stores across the country. When she was about 15 and a half, she had finally raised enough money to buy a used Volkswagen bus. She had one problem though — she was not old enough to drive her bus. Her older brother began driving the bus, but everything that could go wrong with it did. Russell called it the “bus from hell.� That bus gave out and she developed a new dream of owning her own store by the time she was 21. One summer while traveling in Estes Park, Colo., a craft store approached her and asked if she wanted to work full time there. Russell was 17 at the time. She took summer school and night classes graduating a year early, and the day after she graduated she packed up and moved to Estes Park. Once she moved to Estes Park, she felt lonely from time to time, and eventually ended up back in Oklahoma. Ru s s e l l t u r n e d 2 1 o n Jan. 26, 1977, and five days later she signed a lease for a store on Campus Corner in Norman. Russell opened the Aquarius Gift Shop right above the former Town Tavern Restaurant. “I was born under the Age of Aquarius and so was my store,� she said. When times got tough upstairs, Russell was given the

12th St. Opening Russell hopes to have the new store up and running before Thanksgiving, and she is planning a grand opening event.

opportunity to help out the restaurant below by baking. “Of course I could bake. I had taken seventh grade home-ec,â€? she said. Then the opportunity came along for her to combine a bakery with a gift shop and opened CookiesN-Cards at a small hole in the wall at 796 ½ Asp Ave. “It was not a half-ass store, it was a half Asp store with a p,â€? she said. Russell became a working machine trying to support herself. Her store was open as often as it could be, even on the holidays. One cold New Year’s Eve, a young man about her age came into the shop looking for a gift. He was her only customer that day, and she felt the need to reward him for it by naming him “customer of the day.â€? Her customer of the day was named Jim and nearly a month later on Valentine’s Day, the two were married, and her customer of the day has been for the past 27 years. “I just knew she was the one,â€? Russell said. Russell stayed at the Asp location for about three years until she moved down the street to 754 Asp Ave. and

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Nancy Russell, owner of Cookies-N-Cards, sits in what will be her store’s new location on 12th Street in the same building as Dickey’s Barbecue Pit.

that’s where she remained for 24 years. Russell was not rich in any way other than friends and experiences, she said. “The only dough I’m rolling in is cooking dough,� she said. Wa l k e r T h o m a s m e t Russell when she first started out back in 1977 and he was a student himself and they just clicked. Years later, he opened his own barbershop next door to CookiesN-Cards, and Russell became one of his customers. They have been businessneighbors and friends for nearly 35 years. “She always wants to give the baker’s dozen,� he said. “She always wants

“The only dough I’m rolling in is cooking dough.� NANCY RUSSELL, COOKIES ‘N’ CARDS OWNER

to give more than what is required.� On July 1, Russell was evicted from her location on Asp. It was a scary and unsure time, but she saw it as a blessing in disguise. Russell is now in the process of opening another Cookies-N-Cards at a new location in Norman. It will be newer and better, she said. James Russell said his wife is a workaholic.

She battled breast cancer 14 years ago and beat it. During her chemotherapy sessions, Russell continued to go to work. She said she loves interacting with people, and her customers were one of her biggest support systems during that difficult time. “I was never going to die from cancer, it was never in my script,� she said. When Russell started out, she never thought baking was in the cards for her. It was initially all about jewelry. She hasn’t made jewelry in years and baking has taken over her life. She plans on keeping CookiesN-Cards open for as long as she can.


• Tuesday, October 25, 2011



Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Co-Chair of President’s Intelligence Advisory Board

Speaking on “Afghanistan, Pakistan and other Foreign Policy Challenges” Chuck Hagel is the author of America: Our Next Chapter, which provides a straightforward examination of the current state of the nation and offers proposals to address the challenges of the 21st century.

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