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59°/32° CAMPUS BRIEFS FEATURE FILM TO EXPLORE TYPES OF LOVE A collaborative student film project, which explores different types of love, will be screened at 7 tonight in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Meacham Auditorium. More than 100 students participated in the production of the full-length film, “OU, I Love You,” inspired by the foreign film, “Paris, je t’aime.” The Office of Student Affairs will also host a reception prior to the screening at 6 p.m. outside Meacham Auditorium. The screening is sponsored by the Student Film Production Club, OU F ilm and V ideo Studies Program and the Union Programming Board. It is free and open to the public.

Basketball ticket seekers, look no further New Facebook group allows students to post tickets, give-aways or sales during basketball season CAITLIN HARRISON Daily Staff Writer

Students who want to obtain, sell or give away an OU men’s basketball ticket no longer have to look any further than Facebook. The “OU Men’s Basketball Ticket Exchange” Facebook group allows members to get in touch with other students who need tickets or are trying to get rid of them. The group also helps student season ticket holders get refunds at the end of the season through OU’s rebate program, said Alyssa Loveless, group creator and Spanish sophomore. The men’s basketball rebate program allows student season ticket holders to receive a full

refund at the end of the season if they attend at least 90 percent of games, including if someone else uses the ticket to attend. Loveless said she started the group a few weeks ago to help students get their refunds and allow students who did not purchase season tickets to still attend some of the games. She said she has often seen people trying to give tickets away to some of her friends, which prompted her to create a common forum where students could easily talk about ticket exchanges. The group has seen a good response for the first two games, Loveless said. “It’s people [joining] that I’ve never even met before, just people from all over campus,” Loveless said. “We’ve had a lot of people who’ve invited their own friends [and] people who just want to see a couple games and can’t make the commitment to the whole season.”

Loveless is also part of the Capelables, a student group that supports and promotes men’s basketball by attending all the games, arriving at least two hours early, cheering, decorating the student section with balloons and passing out promotional fliers on campus. Loveless said the group has been around for about three years but has only been an official student group since last year. BASKETBALL CONTINUES ON PAGE 2A


STUDENT BOWL GAME TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY Bowl game student ticket sales will begin at 7 a.m. Tuesday online at Only current OU student football season ticket holders are eligible to purchase a ticket. If tickets remain, walk-up sales will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the OU Athletics Ticket Office, although online tickets sell out quickly. Students can purchase up to eight tickets per site. The Ticket Office will begin taking group seating requests at 8 a.m. Tuesday until 5 p.m. Friday, with a limit of 20 students per group. Group seating is not guaranteed, and a student must have purchased a ticket to make a request.

OU BOARD OF REGENTS TO DISCUSS PROPOSED JOINT EDUCATION PROGRAM The OU Board of Regents will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday to discuss agenda items, including a proposed joint four-year community medical education program with the University of Tulsa. They will consider a proposal to begin planning how the two schools can create the program in Tulsa. The Regents will also consider the design and budget for the 29,000-square-foot facility that will house the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. The new facility will include classrooms, distance learning and video-conferencing capabilities to link the Norman and OU-Tulsa programs, as well as a community room for continuing education and outreach programs and faculty and administrative offices. The next regular meeting of the OU Board of Regents is scheduled for Jan. 27 and 28, 2010, in Oklahoma City.

PHILLIP MORRIS TO SPEAK AT COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE The College of Architecture will host architectural writer Philip Morris on Wednesday as part of its Landscape Architecture Board of Visitor Speakers Program. Morris completed a 31-year career with Southern Living and Southern Progress Corp., and continues to serve as a contributing editor to Southern Progress magazines, as well as to other publications. He is also actively involved in civic design issues. Morris will speak from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the College of Architecture. -Daily Staff Reports



Junior running back DeMarco Murray (7) leaps into the endzone in the second quarter of the football game against Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon. Murray led the Sooners with two touchdowns in the 27-0 victory over the Cowboys. READ THE FULL STORY ON PAGE 1B.

New frozen yogurt store to hit Campus Corner Religious group to come to OU, promote faith

Passionberri features wide selection of flavors, toppings SUMMAYAH ANWAR Daily Staff Writer

The frozen yogurt store Passionberri will arrive on Campus Corner the first week of December, adding to the growing number of yogurt stores in Norman. The store will be located on Asp Avenue north of Pepe Delgados, said Passionberri manager and owner Michelle Wu. “Passionberri yogurt is very different, it’s not like Braums or the other frozen yogurt places. Once you try it, you will see it is really good,” Wu said. She said there are 25 frozen yogurt flavors that are rotated every two weeks. Wu said when customers want frozen yogurt, it is self-serve and they get a bowl, choose their flavor and pull down the lever for the yogurt to come out. “Then they walk over to the toppings. There are more than 50 toppings, varying from dry toppings to syrups to fresh fruits,” Wu said. “A person can put as much as they want of any topping and can put as many toppings as they want. We charge by the weight of the ice cream bowl at the end.” Wu and her husband James came up with the idea of Passionberri. “We saw something like this in California and decided that it was a wonderful idea and we wanted one here,” Wu said. YOGURT CONTINUES ON PAGE 2A

I Am Second campus chapter focuses on all denominations KATHLEEN EVANS Daily Staff Writer


Makenzie Kirk and Janie Anderson, University College freshmen, enjoy their custom-made Passionberri frozen yogurt Sunday afternoon at the 12th Avenue and Alameda Street location.


Two OU students are bringing a new religious organization to campus that will focus on small-group interaction for students of any denomination. Nathan Lanham, entrepreneurship junior, and Kristin Schimmel, political science senior, are co-founders of the OU chapter of I Am Second, a religious group devoted to bringing people closer to God. According to the group’s Web site, members put themselves second and Jesus first. Lanham said people want to talk about their faith, whatever it may be. He said he talked to strangers for hours about their beliefs while trying to recruit members for I am Second and knew this would be a way to connect people at OU. FAITH CONTINUES ON PAGE 2A

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Yogurt Continues from page 1A Wu said the idea took two years to develop. “We bought our first frozen yogurt machine and tried different flavors in our garage,” she said. “After a lot of experiments we finally put together a recipe for our frozen yogurt and opened our first Passionberri on Aug. 21 of 2008 on North Interstate Drive in Norman.” Wu said they chose that location because it was close to home. The contemporary designing of the store was done by Wu. The next Passionberri parlor opened in October 2009 on Alameda Street, east of 12th Avenue. “We take suggestions from customers in our comment box. We encourage them to tell us what flavors they want to see and what was their favorite combination and favorite toppings. We want them to tell us how we are doing,” Wu said. “My husband James is an OU graduate and thought kids would like it if we had something close

to campus. Seventy percent of our customers are female college students. Many customers wanted something closer to OU,” she said. Wu noted that the females typically chose to go for the frozen yogurt and then add toppings of their choice, while the guys prefer to get smoothies and shakes. “Our original flavor of frozen yogurt is always good. The citrus flavor is also very popular as well as our signature Passionberri which is a combination of strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries,” Wu said. Chinwe Ajalla, a zoology and psychology sophomore, enjoys going to Passionberri with friends and having frozen yogurt. “The flavors of the yogurts are pretty delicious. One time I mixed oreos, strawberries and kiwi together, and I know that sounds gross, but it was really good,” she said. “I’ve heard good things about Passionberri, but I have never been,” said Taylor Bee, psychology sophomore. “My friends have told me good things about it. I think I’m going to have to check out the one opening on Campus Corner.”

Basketball Continues from page 1A “I thought it was a shame we had such a great program and no one knew about it,” Loveless said. “So we just really wanted to start that initiative for students to get involved and build some support for the basketball program.” Tyler Finch, Capelables member and accounting sophomore, said the organization’s goal is to drive up attendance at basketball games. “I definitely think there is some increase in turnout this season,” Finch said. “I was really, really pleased because a lot of students came out and showed their support. Hopefully a lot of them got tickets through the exchange.” He said most students who give away their tickets through the

Facebook group are not necessarily trying to make a profit but just trying to find someone to use their ticket. Some students try to sell them, but many just give them away, he said. Kayla Docto, broadcast and electronic media sophomore, said she recently used the group to give away her ticket by posting on the group’s wall. “I think it’s a convenient way because I can … post a question if anybody needs a ticket,” Docto said. “I was more than happy to give it away because I just needed it to get used so I could get my refund back.” Docto said she is likely to use the Facebook group in the future if she needs to give another ticket away. “It’s a good opportunity for everyone to go see the men’s basketball team and get involved,” Loveless said.


this is not a church – it’s just students,” Bahner said. “This is a new way to reach people.” The goal is once people complete a small Continues from page 1A session, they will want to come back and lead To do this, Lanham said he and Schimmel their own, said Chris Plekenpol, community plan to focus on three aspects: small group organizer for I Am Second. The main branch of I Am Second makes discussions, media and mission projects. Small groups will consist of five to seven videos of celebrities and everyday people people and a student leader. Each discussion talking about the story of their faith and how will center on a video and a related scripture they put God first in their lives. OU quarterreading, as well as a discussion about tying back Sam Bradford and Texas quarterback Colt McCoy both did a the two to the lives of the video and pictures for people in the group. GETTING INVOLVED billboards before the OU“This is not a group where you come and To become a part of I Am Second, con- Texas game. The group does not s o m e g u y p r e a c h e s tact Kristin Schimmel or Nathan Lanham at you,” Lanham said. at or know if Bradford will be “We’re not going to point, respec- involved in the OU chapthe finger at you and tell tively. The national organization’s Web ter, but they would love to have him if he wanted to you what you have done site is be a part of the organizawrong ... Instead, we will be meeting in small groups. We believe this tion, Lanham said. The OU chapter hopes to duplicate these is the most effective way of sharing the love videos by filming Sooners giving their own of God with others.” Accounting sophomore Katie Bahner said testimonies about God, Schimmel said. Finally, the group hopes to complete sershe plans to lead a small-group discussion because she likes that I Am Second is a new vice expeditions to local and global locaconcept run by students, not the normal rou- tions, Schimmel said. Once a month they want to volunteer at local outreach places tine found in churches. “People have an idea about church, and in the Norman area. One possible global


Sam Bradford is a member of I Am Second, a movement that acknowledges the support of God. Other members include Texas quarterback Colt McCoy and actor Stephen Baldwin. expedition is to partner with a church and go to Africa to help build wells for villages. OU is the third university in the nation to establish a chapter, behind the U.S. Military Academy and Texas A&M University, Lanham said. He said he became interested in starting I Am Second when he met Plekenpol at OU’s football game against Kansas State. “[It was] chance,” Lanham said. “This

guy was wearing an I Am Second T-shirt ... I tapped him on the shoulder and began chatting it up with him. It turned out he was one of the guys who helped start I Am Second.” The organization is still in its planning phases, but they hope to take off in the spring semester, Schimmel said. Right now they are trying to find students interested in shooting and creating media, leading small groups and organizing mission trips.

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“On my Christmas list, just a trip to the United Kingdom. I’m planning to go there for Christmas.” BAYO ADESIDA, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM SENIOR

“We have a date party in New Orleans, so probably spending money for that.” CORWIN MEYER, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE FRESHMAN




“A Kindle. You can download books onto it and read them.”

“For the most part, it’s money and hopefully a bowl ticket.”



“I’m a computer science major so I’m kind of a nerd. I want a video game console, a PlayStation 3.”

“I would like an eReader and video games. Also, an Apple Magic Mouse.”




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“Emmerich destroyed the White House, U.S. Capitol, Statue of Liberty, Hollywood sign, USS John F. Kennedy, Empire State Building and all of New York, DC and LA. Does this make him anti-American?” -mythman


Giving to others is the best gift during the holiday season As the holiday season kicks into high gear, many people feel the urge to give back to their communities or to those less fortunate through charity work. We fully commend those who do this, giving their free time or their money to help others. It is, after all, known as the season of giving. Whether one’s charitable efforts are large or small, every little bit helps to make this season better for those in need. We encourage each of you to think about doing something charitable this year. There are opportunities to give back all around Norman through several charitable organizations. And during the current economic recession, more people than usual are having trouble affording basic necessities like food and shelter, let alone Christmas gifts. If you are more fortunate, consider this, and at the very least, realize how fortunate you are to have expensive gifts during the holiday season. Better yet, however, ask your parents to forgo purchasing you gifts this year in favor of adopting a child from an Angel

tree. This would be a great way to truly commemorate the meaning of the holiday season, which has become increasingly commercialized. Also, if you do decide to get involved, do so with a happy heart and a good attitude. We realize this is easier said than done, and we don’t mean to sound holier than thou. But if everyone (us included) took this attitude toward the holiday season, the world would be a better place, as cheesy as it sounds. And because we are college students, we are going to be the leaders of the future. Sure, adopting an Angel for Christmas or serving food in a soup kitchen may not seem like a big deal, but these efforts add up. We think it’s time we start making the world we will soon inherit better, and this is the season to do it. But don’t let this work stop after the holiday season passes. Charities and service organizations need help year-round. So do your part today.

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The football team ended its regular season strongly with a win against the Oklahoma State Cowboys Saturday at Owen Field.

The men’s basketball team dropped three games in a row culminating in a Thanksgiving day loss to Houston before rebounding to beat Nicholls State Saturday.

The holiday movie season is upon us, featuring blockbusters like “Twilight: New Moon” and “The Blind Side.”

The holiday season typically signals the arrival of holiday weight for some, and judging by how much we ate on Thanksgiving, we are among those who will pack on a few extra pounds this winter.

Hopefully the Thanksgiving break from school has refreshed OU students and faculty members and gotten everyone ready for the semester’s home stretch.

With finals week two weeks away, it’s time to start preparing for those dreaded exams.

We have a mere three weeks left before winter break and the end of the semester.

Four Washington state police officers were shot and killed after they were ambushed in a coffee shop this weekend.


AJ Stafford is a psychology senior.


In case you missed it, Sarah Palin is kind of a big deal now. The former Republican governor of Alaska is a political hot button during a time of volatile politics. While the Democrats may have a strong leadership presence, Republicans are scrambling to find someone to contest Democratic President Barack Obama. The suggestion of Palin as the front-runner for the 2012 Republican presidential nominee bitterly divides IAN Republicans and raises quesFULLINGTON tions about the GOP’s future. Palin, whether she will admit it or not, is on a cross-country booksigning campaign to drum up support for the neoconservative movement. She is traveling to the core red states, including Oklahoma (she’ll be signing books at the Norman Hastings location Thursday), trying to increase her political capital and keep her name fresh in the minds of Republicans for 2012. Before I go any further, there is an important distinction I should make. Neoconservatives are not the same thing as conservatives. The term “conservative” has evolved since the days of President Ronald Reagan into something completely different. What was once considered a conservative Republican, would now be borderline libertarian. Palin is pulling the party closer to the middle and farther away from the traditional conservative norm. So why the fuss? It leaves conservatism out to dry, while the neoconservative movement runs amuck. A divided GOP doesn’t stand a chance if it fails to unite. Palin is pulling the strings to a mini political ideology shift, and many are following suit. Even if Palin isn’t the nominee from the GOP, she is opening the door for more moderate, almost centrist Republicans to step up to the plate. Another neoconservative, running on tired, failed policies, would severely diminish the legitimacy of the GOP. To conservatism, this would be a deadly blow. European countries have continued to shift leftward to a point where European conservatives would be considered liberal in the United States. If we follow suit, we could lose valuable political diversity. Conservatism advocates prudency in your actions and in your words. On the other hand, neoconservatism, thus far, has thrown these principals by the wayside. Conservative economics could have, arguably, kept us out of this prolonged recession, as well as out of two mismanaged wars. Neoconservatism advocates nation-building and world-policing. It is one thing to look after your trade ties and economic partners; it is a vastly different thing to involve yourself in the affairs of other countries. Neocons maintain a very “with us, or against us” attitude about the world and tend to polarize issues. But in today’s world, nothing is ever black and white. Palin, in the eyes of conservatives, represents all of these things, which they loathe. Neoconservatives seem just as intimidating as the Democrats. While a neoconservative like Palin may appeal to the younger generations of Republicans, as the “super cool Alaskan hockey mom,” she is really just another retread of the second President Bush. Perhaps the biggest tell-tale sign the GOP is desperate for a unifying figure, is how quickly she ascended the political ladder. Palin went from the abyss to prominence in a matter of months, while it took years for Republican Sen. John McCain to finally gain the nomination. So what does this mean for Oklahoma? If anything, solidly red states will become political battlegrounds for the Republican primary in 2012. The battle for the GOP nomination may be more contested than the actual election. When Palin stops in Norman this week, expect nothing less than a circus. Democrats and traditionally conservative Republicans may mock her showing, although the more interesting aspect will be how she is received by Oklahomans. Ian Fullington is an economics junior.

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CLASSIC PRODUCTION FLIES INTO SOONER THEATRE The atmosphere in downtown Norman felt a bit more electric Friday night, thanks to the opening of the historic Sooner Theatre’s production of “Peter Pan.” Under the skilled direction of Lisa Fox, the show proves that it is more than worth its weight in pirates’ treasure. It’s the familiar story that I assume every sane person is required to love and know by heart, but even if LUNDEN a “Peter Pan” fan’s alliance ENGLAND with the story is largely grounded in the film version by Disney, the Sooner Theatre’s rendition will likely stand as a more engaging and spirited experience with the popular tale. With lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, music by Mark Charlap and additional contributions by Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, this take on “Peter Pan” does not stray far from the standard “Pan” formula. The Darling children (Wendy, John and Michael) are visited in their English nursery by the titular character before being given the chance to fly away to Neverland, where their adventures are to involve the Lost Boys, Indians and pirates. Although there are few surprises in the story, the production remains heartfelt and endearing from scene to scene. What gives the Sooner Theatre’s production of “Pan” its flair is the work of its accomplished cast and crew, as well as what I would dare say is the show’s crown jewel—actual flying via an intricate system of wires. (I caught both myself and a number of my seatneighbors bearing large, goofy and mostly unattractive grins during the flying scenes). It would not be a stretch to say that this feat of flight alone is worth the ticket price. On the note of cast and crew, though, it is not hard to claim that every acting talent of the cast shines as colorful and lively, but audiences will undoubtedly be drawn to Don Taylor’s powerful and entertaining turn as Captain Hook as he demonstrates every quality that should be present in the timeless and aptly-named archenemy of the leader of


Peter Pan, played by Aubrey Adams, soars into the bedroom of Wendy, John and Michael in the Sooner Theatre production of “Peter Pan.” the Lost Boys. And speaking of the leader of the Lost Boys, I would be lying by omission if I did not gush for at least 113 words about Aubrey Adams’ role as Peter Pan. It has generally been a stage tradition for the role of Peter to be played by a female (think Jean Arthur and Mary Martin), and audience members visiting the Sooner Theatre will leave after the show’s conclusion thankful for this timehonored tradition. Adams’ performance quickly justifies

every decision that was made during the casting process as she displays the perfect energy and adolescent spirit required to fill the lofty green costume that represents the beloved and iconic character of Peter Pan. Due credit must also go to OU Musical Theatre major Christopher Rice for choreography—the performances throughout the production are never short of captivating and repeatedly give the show an extra level of welcomed spectacle. As an added bonus for students, the

Sooner Theatre’s “Student Rush” is making it easier to attend this must-see production. When seats are available, students may present a high school or college ID at the box office an hour before show time and receive half-priced tickets (this discount offer is only valid for musical theatre productions at the Sooner Theatre). The Sooner Theatre’s production of “Peter Pan” will continue its run Dec. 3-6 and 11-13 at Sooner Theatre, 101 E. Main St. Lunden England is a film and video studies senior.

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‘TOM, DICK AND HARRY’ ATTEMPTS TO INSPIRE LAUGHS Fast-paced, but only the cigarettes, and a curii n t e r m i t t e n t l y f u n n y , ous constable (Ryan Joseph Carpenter Swartz) who’s always pokS q u a r e ing his head in at the most Theatre’s inconvenient times. producBy the time Mrs. Potter t i o n o f arrives, the harried Tom has “ T o m , concocted an ever-growing D i c k a n d series of lies in an attempt Harry” has to maintain the appeara laughs- ance of normalcy. Failure t o - j o k e s ensues. DUSTY ratio that Structurally, “Tom, Dick SOMERS is positive- and Harry” has all the elely woeful. ments of a rowdy and riotProof positive that rapid- ous farce, but the humor fire gags don’t necessarily rarely supersedes a tepid equal rapid-fire chuckles, level. It doesn’t help that this screwball comedy could the show depends on a use some more host of terrible time back on British accents the old drawthat sound as DETAILS ing board. if they were T o m merely an afKer wood terthought. “Tom, Dick and Harry” ( Te r r y Ve a l ) Chief offender and his wife, i s Ve a l , w h o Carpenter Square Linda (Dawn starts out unTheatre Deckman convincingly 400 W. Sheridan in Moeller), are and only beOklahoma City looking to comes more adopt a baby, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., inconsistent as and a visit from his histrionics Fridays and Saturdays the adoption mount. at 8 p.m. agency repreThe absurNow through Dec. 19 sentative, Mrs. dity is nearly P o t t e r ( To o Tickets: $18 for adults, devoid of surToo Cirlot), is prises and is $5 student rush on the all that stands so repetitive, it day of the show between them becomes tireand parental s o m e b e f o re bliss. intermission Their home hits (Tom tells in the Kennington suburb his brothers to leave, brothof London is perfectly in ers do something crazy, order, and they have the Tom lies to cover it up, rechild safety information peat, repeat, repeat.) memorized backwards and E l s e w h e re, b l u nt atforwards. But the meticu- tempts at wordplay (double lously rehearsed produc- entendres on “pussy” and tion is under threat from “fags”) and fish-out-of-waTom’s ne’er-do-well broth- ter humor (foreigners are e r s, D i c k ( C h r i s t o p h e r funny because they don’t Curtis) and Harry (Brett understand English!) simiYoung). larly score low on the laugh T h e p a i r c a n a l w a y s meter. be counted on for a crazy Fortunately, Curtis’s scheme, and they don’t dis- carefree charm as Dick appoint expectations. Dick and Young’s gangly physihas just smuggled hun- cal humor as Harry ensure dreds of thousands of ciga- the show doesn’t pass withrettes into the country from out at least a small dose of France, and Harry has a laughs. sack of cadaver parts meant S e t d e s i g n by Ca l e b to drive down the value of S c h n a c k e n b e r g a n d Tom and Linda’s rented Rhonda Clark effectively house to make it easier for creates the feel of a quaint them to purchase. British suburban home, Things fall apart almost and it uses all of the availinstantly though, and mat- able space nicely. Costume ters are compounded by design by Charlotte Rose is a pair of Albanian refu- low-key, but appropriate. gees (Caitlin Cairns, Paul Dusty Somers is a journalism Smith), who snuck in with senior.

THE OKLAHOMA NUTCRACKER Tickets are now on sale for “The Oklahoma Nutcracker,” which will return to Sooner Theatre Dec. 19. The Norman Ballet Company’s version of the ballet is centered around Oklahoma historical figures in Act I and celebrates Oklahoma natural treasures in Act II, while still retaining the traditional “Nutcracker” story. Performances of “The Oklahoma Nutcracker” will begin on Dec. 19 and run through Dec. 20 at Sooner Theatre, 101 E. Main St. Tickets are available at and are $20 for adults and $15 for children under 12.


Christopher Curtis, Terry Veal and Brett Young performing in the Carpenter Square Theatre production of “Tom, Dick and Harry.”


Terry Veal & Dawn Deckman are overjoyed at the thought of adopting a baby in a scene from the Carpenter Square Theatre production of “Tom, Dick and Harry.”


Terry Veall, Paul Smith and Caitlin Cairns performing in a scene from the Carpenter Square Theatre production of “Tom, Dick and Harry.”

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Sooner senior linebacker Keenan Clayton (22) stops an opposing player during the Bedlam game against Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon in Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The Sooners defeated the Cowboys 27-0 for their third shutout of the season.

Sooner defense shuts out the Cowboys in Saturday’s Bedlam battle, holds Oklahoma State’s offense to zero third down conversions. JONO GRECO Daily Staff Writer

The defense was embarrassed last week against Texas Tech. It gave up more points and yards than it had in any other game during the 2009 season. This week was a new week, but the defense felt it had something to prove. OU did just that, shutting out the Cowboys 27-0. “After last week showing we played absolutely awful, we wanted to show – yes – we’re still one of the better defenses in the nation,” junior safety Jonathan Nelson said. The defensive unit show they were one of the best in the nation in Saturday’s 27-0 victory over the once-Bowl Championship-Series-bound No. 22 Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Sooners put together their second-best defensive performance of the season against the Cowboys. OU’s defense gave up 109 yards – including an abysmal four yards in the second half – and forced two turnovers against an OSU team that, prior to Saturday ranked No. 1 in rushing offense in the Big 12. “To limit [the Cowboys] as much as we did throughout the entire day is really one of our better defensive performances since we have been here,” head coach Bob Stoops said. But the Sooner defense’s night-and-day turnaround from last week is not much of a surprise. The defense returned to Owen Field, where it is one of the most lethal units in all of college football. At home it holds an FBS-high 30-game winning streak and allows an average of 7.83 points per game. “Through all we’ve been through all season, our fans have been there with us,” said junior defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who finished the game with three tackles. “The reason we played so well out there was our fans. They gave us a boost.” One of the main reasons why the Sooners’ defense was so effective against the Cowboys’

offense was the defensive line was able to put constant pressure on OSU senior quarterback Zac Robinson. He threw for a season-low 44 yards before he was pulled from the game midway through the fourth quarter. “The coverage was good, the pressure was good and we played a disciplined game to be where we needed to be,” Stoops said. One reason why the secondary has improved over the past few weeks has been the emergence of Nelson. In his last three games he has made three interceptions, including a 37-yard interception return during the third quarter Saturday that set up the Sooners’ second touchdown of the afternoon. “I can’t put my finger on [what’s different],” Nelson said. “I just happen to be at the right spot at the right time, and fortunately I was actually able to catch them and not drop them or anything. It just happened that way.” Even though the defense played a near-perfect game, shutout was almost erased by an offensive hiccup. With almost a minute left in the game, the offense put the ball on the ground, and the Cowboys’ defense would have returned it for a touchdown if sophomore tight end Trent Ratterree had not chased down the defender. From behind, Ratterree was able to strip and recover the play’s second fumble and give the ball back to OU’s offense. “When he did that I was like ‘yes, thank you man,’” McCoy said. “We worked so hard to keep... that goose egg. He made a big play for us.” With the shutout victory, which is the Sooners’ third of the season, the Sooners helped their chances of pulling themselves out of the Insight Bowl and the Sun Bowl and into the Alamo Bowl. If the Cowboys’ offense was able to find an answer for OU’s defense and come away with a victory, then the Sooners would probably be looking at playing in a lesser-quality bowl game. “There was a lot that went into this game,” McCoy said. “Just from looking at everything, I think it was a real, real huge win for us.”







Yards allowed by OU during the 2nd half

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Consecutive wins for OU at Owen Field

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Monday, November 30, 2009

OU headed to NCAA tourny despite Thanksgiving losses JAMES CORLEY Daily Satff Writer

Despite losing the final two games of the regular season, the OU volleyball squad is headed to the NCAA tournament. The Sooners lost the last pair of matches against No. 2 Texas Wednesday at home and against No. 7 Iowa State Saturday on the road, losing in three sets in both matches. But OU’s 18-11 season, 11-9 in the Big 12, was enough to get the Sooners an invitation to the postseason. Oklahoma will face No. 16 Southern California (21-9) Friday in Los Angeles. “I am very proud of how hard this team has worked to get to the NCAA tournament,” OU coach Santiago Restrepo said. “The team is more mature this year, and having last season under our belts really helped in critical matches this year.”

Against Texas Wednesday, the powerful Sooner defense was all but absent, allowing the Longhorns to hit a .423 attack percentage in the match. The Sooners managed a low .116 attack percentage and committed 22 attack errors. OU also committed three service errors and only three blocks. “When you play tentative volleyball, you’re never going to win,” Restrepo said. “We had a few bright moments, but for the most part we just played hesitant.” Sophomore Caitlin Higgins and junior Francie Ekwerekwu had nine kills each for the Sooners, followed by sophomore Suzy Boulavsky with eight. On Saturday, the Sooners weren’t much better. OU committed 19 attack errors and six service errors against Iowa State and hit a low .145 attack percentage. The Sooner defense did improve, matching the Cyclones toeto-toe in digs, 52-54.

Boulavsky led the Sooners on offense with 10 kills and six digs, followed by senior Bridget Laplante with nine kills and seven digs. Brianne Barker, sophomore setter, notched her 22nd double-double this season by earning 30 assists and 11 digs in the loss. With the pair of losses, the Sooners finished tied for fourth in the conference with Baylor and Texas A&M. OU beat the Bears both times they played and split the series 1-1 with the Aggies. “I am very excited about going back to the NCAA Tournament,” said Laplante, who also went in 2006 and 2007. “This is a great way to end my career at Oklahoma. This is the first time for our sophomores and freshmen to go to the Big Dance, and I want this to be a great experience for them. We have all worked so hard this season, and it’s exciting to see that work pay off.”


Francie Ekwerekwu, junior middle blocker, spikes the ball during Wednesday’s game against Texas. The Sooners fell to Texas 3-0.

Mascots take away from Sooner victory For Sooner fans, Saturday afternoon was almost perfect. The highlights were endless. The performance on the field was dominating, spoiling Oklahoma State’s hopes of a BCS berth. And when former Sooner wideout Corey Wilson, who was injured in an off-season car accident, made his way onto Owen field with the aid of a walker, it was inspiring. All things considered, it was a near perfect way to close a regular season that was in many aspects, forgettable. Unfortunately, it was one small, not so great moment that stuck out to me. For at least the third time this season, STEVEN mascots Boomer and Sooner decided JONES jumping into a crowd of students who are supposed to be watching a football game and crowd surfing into President Boren’s suite was a good idea. I understand it’s all in good fun, and it’s possible that I’m in the minority in my opinion, but I have real reasons to explain why seeing two horses in the crowd really rubs me the wrong way. The first and most obvious problem with the mascots’ antics is they distract from the game. The mascot’s job is to add to the game experience, not take away from it. Although Boomer and Sooner did wait until the game was somewhat in hand, they decided to make their move while OU was on defense. The students did a surprisingly good job of keeping the stadium loud, but one lapse came when the mascots decided to draw attention to themselves. The first time the mascots took a ride up the stands, it wasn’t a big deal. It had some novelty to it, and when President Boren welcomed them into his suite, it was kind of a cool moment. However, now the mascots are like the unpopular kid who told one good joke, and once it got a laugh, told it over and over again. In general, I’m satisfied with the mascots. They tend to do a good job of straddling the line between entertaining and obnoxious. The crowd surfing, however, is no longer cool. If my experience is any indication, it won’t be long before students start letting the mascots drop, simply to avoid the smell of the sweaty mascot costumes. The 2009 football season will be one to forget for OU fans. After the Sooners began the season as a favorite to reappear in the BCS national championship game, an abnormal amount of injuries combined with youth and inexperience led to a 7-5 season. In 2010, though, the Sooner football team will start fresh. OU will do its best to erase the memory of 2009 and get back to its winning ways. The mascots should do the same. So please, for the sake of student fans everywhere, don’t let crowd surfing become a tradition. Let it die with the 2009 season. Steven Jones is a language arts education senior.

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OU Basketball Wrap-up Sooner women finish break 2-1, but key player falls to injury

Sooner men stumble in Alaska

JAMES ROTH Daily Staff Writer

While many OU students were out of town, so too was the men’s basketball team. The Sooners traveled far north to Anchorage for the Great Alaska Shootout. The Sooners (3-3), who dropped to 25th in the polls, did not have a happy holiday. OU finished fifth in the tournament, losing its first two games to unranked San Diego and Houston. OU concluded the tournament with a victory over winless Nicholls State. In the first game against San Diego, the Sooners lost 76-64 despite 30 points from sophomore guard Willie Warren. Warren carried most of the scoring load, as no other Sooner reached double figures. San Diego started the game on a 12-3 run and maintained control throughout. The Sooners didn’t have long to dwell on the loss, since they

and nine rebounds. While the Sooners rolled, they lost one of their top scorers in the process. While everybody was having a nice, relaxing Sophomore guard Whitney Hand injured her Thanksgiving break, the OU women’s basketball right knee in the first half and did not play again for team was hard at work. the rest of the tournament. An upThe women’s squad won two out date on her injury is still unknown of their three games over the break SOPHOMORE STAR OUT at this point. at the Virgin Islands Paradise Jam. The Sooners wrapped The Sooners first defeated South up play in the tournament Sophomore guard Whitney Carolina on Thanksgiving Day by a Saturday when they took on the Hand suffered a right knee score of 75-67; four Sooners scored No. 5 team in the country, the injury during OU’s win over San in double figures in the victory. Fighting Irish from Notre Dame. Diego State. Her status is still The Sooners had a twenty-point The Sooners did lead the Irish unknown. lead at one point in the game, but at one point in the second half. Check back with The Daily South Carolina was able to rally The Sooners were up by a score this week for updates. back. However, the Sooners were of 51-48 until Notre Dame went on just too much and were able to pull a huge 20-0 run to put the game away with the victory. almost out of reach. Last Friday, in their second The Sooners rallied back, but in the end they fell game, the Sooners destroyed No. 23 San Diego State to the Irish losing by ten 81-71. University by 39 points. The Sooners took the game Junior guard Danielle Robinson and Thompson with ease, winning 87-48. were named to the Paradise Jam All-Island Division The game was over by halftime as the Sooners team. went into the break already up 32. Senior forward The Sooners will be back in action this week Amanda Thompson led the Sooners in scoring and when they take on The University of Texas-Arlington rebounding in the game, finishing with 18 points Thursday at Lloyd Noble Center.

AARON COLEN Daily Staff Writer

faced Houston the next day. Even though OU enjoyed more balanced scoring and much better shooting, the team was not able to capitalize and lost 100-93. The Sooners were again led in scoring by Warren, who had 25, but also received strong games out of freshman guard Steven Pledger (23 points) and freshman forward Tiny Gallon (15 points, 9 rebounds). Turnovers plagued OU in the loss; the Sooners had 18. OU managed to avoid going winless in the tournament by defeating Nicholls State 81-60. Junior guard Cade Davis scored 18 points, leading six Sooners who scored in double figures. Warren did not play in the game due to a coach’s decision. OU had its best shooting game of the tournament, shooting 60 percent from the field and 56 percent from three-point range. After four games away from home, the S ooners return to No r m a n We d n e s d a y t o f a c e Arkansas.



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Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- There is nothing wrong with taking credit for something accomplished on your own, but don’t stand there and take all the bows for a project others had a big hand in creating.

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- It behooves you to be selective about whom you ask to handle an important assignment because the wrong person could screw things up, not make things easier.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Don’t get upset if your hard work appears to be progressing merely in inches rather than yards. It could cause you to rush things and end up with a mess on your hands.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Certain advantages can be gained through a quid-pro-quo arrangement if there is something in it for each. Conversely, if there isn’t any parity, nothing much is likely to be accomplished.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Pretending to know something about which you are totally ignorant could lead to great embarrassment, especially when others find out that you have no knowledge of it whatsoever.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Success is likely to be denied when your goals and those of others are at odds. Conversely, when involved with someone who has similar ambitions, much can be accomplished.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- In order to be fair and honest, you mustn’t feel compelled to give away far more than you should. Make sure that parity exists in the transaction, and let that be the measure of division.

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The opposing Oklahoma State Cowboys line up and prepare for the snap during the Bedlam football game Saturday afternoon in the Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.


Sophomore wide receiver Ryan Broyles (85) runs the ball, evading a tackle during the Sooner’s game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys Saturday afternoon in the Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The Sooners defeated the Cowboys 27-0.


Freshman quarterback Landry Jones (12) runs the ball to evade a tackle by an opposing Oklahoma State player during Saturday’s game, where the Sooners defeated the Cowboys.


Junior defensive back Jonathan Nelson (3) brings down an Oklahoma State player during the game Saturday afternoon.


Sophomore tight end Trent Ratterree (47) catches the ball during Saturday’s Bedlam game.


Junior running back DeMarco Murray (7) celebrates his touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.


Junior running back DeMarco Murray (7) runs the ball towards the end zone Saturday .


Junior running back DeMarco Murray (7) celebrates after scoring his second touchdown of the game Saturday afternoon.


Monday, November 30, 2009

POLICE REPORTS The following is a list of arrests and citations, not convictions. The information given is compiled from the Norman Police Department and the OU Police Department. All those listed are innocent until proven guilty. PUBLIC INTOXICATION Nicholas Richard Aceto, 24, 1102 E. Louisiana St., Sun., Nov. 22 Derrick Leslie John, 23, Chautauqua Avenue, Mon., Nov. 23, also interference with official process Ricky Joe Wayne Kilmer, 35, 1830 12th Ave. S.E., Mon., Nov. 23, also assault and battery Shelly Renea Draughn, 47, East Alameda Street, Wednesday Jefferson L. Mangus, 21, Elmwood Drive, Wednesday Brian Earl Nelson, 22, 2160 W. Brooks St., Wednesday Eric Roger Bannister, 32, 300 W. Main St., Wednesday William Joseph Coady, 23, 1236 E. Alameda St., Wednesday, also outraging public decency Victor Frapp, 52, 1415 George Ave., Wednesday, also interfering with official process Jessica Paige Haines, 24, Jenkins Avenue, Saturday Thomas John Nelson, 21, West Boyd Street, Mon., Nov. 23, also knowingly concealing stolen property and possession of burglary implements Brandon Michael Longden, 23, 333 W. Boyd St., Wednesday

THIRD ARREST MADE IN BURNED BODY HOMICIDE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE Jonathan Ray Arnold, 34, Chautauqua Avenue, Mon., Nov. 23, also driving under a suspended license and outstanding county and municipal warrants Earl Len Jones, 22, South Webster Avenue, Saturday MUNICIPAL WARRANT John Matthew Feaver, 34, 201 W. Gray St., Mon., Nov. 23 Erin Grace Durbin, 26, 201 W. Gray St., Tues., Nov. 24 Abayomi Temitope Faboro, 25, 201 W. Gray St., Tues., Nov. 24 Denise Park, 44, 730 De Barr Ave., Tues., Nov. 24 Germaine Marquina, 35, Flood Avenue, Thursday Michelle Rae Self, 34, Flood Avenue, Thursday Jevona Renea Woulard, 20, East State Highway 9, Saturday Cassandra Lynn Hickok, 26, 800 Biloxi Drive, Saturday Kenneth James Killman, 34, 1600 Surrey Drive, Saturday, also possession of controlled dangerous substance and other warrants Christopher Lynn Williams, 23, 1300 Creekside Drive, Friday POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA Gregory Ryan Faulkner, 26, 200 Vicksburg Ave., Sun., Nov. 22 UNLAWFUL CREATION AND FILLING OF A PRESCRIPTION Jamie Michelle Walter, 24, 615 W. Main St., Mon., Nov. 23

ASSAULT AND BATTERY Darren Jay Abel, 48, 2919 Classen Blvd., Tues., Nov. 24 Casey Patrick Kearns, 29, 2919 Classen Blvd., Tues., Nov. 24 Donald Paul Seburg, 42, 818 Beaumont Square, Friday COUNTY WARRANT Tandi Marie Durham, 21, 420 24th Ave. S.E., Tues., Nov. 24 Kristen Marie Hoffman, Shiloh Drive, Wednesday, also possession of a controlled dangerous substance William Henry Dennis, 60, North Jones Avenue, Thursday Shawn Lee Mullen, 35, Huetner Drive, Friday AGGRAVATED DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE Elisabeth Kate Robinson, 22, Classen Boulevard, Tues., Nov. 24 Gerald Ray Potts, 48, 9000 E. State Highway 9, Wednesday Sandra Lee Jordan, 63, North State Drive, Thursday DOMESTIC ABUSE James Charles Warden, 21, 1410 Glen Oaks Court, Tues., Nov. 24 Tyler Blake Harrington, 24, 1712 W. Boyd St., Wednesday SECOND DEGREE BURGLARY Joshua Tyler Black, 27, 1820 W. Lindsey St., Wednesday John Boudinot Reid, 25, 2376 Industrial Blvd., Saturday, also

possession of controlled dangerous substance PETTY LARCENY Randy Dewayne Camp, 26, 333 N. Interstate Drive E., Tues., Nov. 24 Derek Scott Huff, 18, 333 N. Interstate Drive E., Tues., Nov. 24 Daniel Kalib Meeker, 21, 333 N. Interstate Drive E., Wednesday Johnny R. Houston, 36, 601 12th Ave. N.E., Friday DRIVING WITH IMPROPER EQUIPMENT Derek Shane Howell, 19, 1809 Stubbeman Ave., Sun., Nov. 22 DISTURBING THE PEACE Corey Lee Johnson, 29, 1310 George Ave., Wednesday MOLESTING PROPERTY Geoffrey Wayne Mills, 27, 811 Biloxi Drive, Wednesday Frankie Wayne Templar, 20, 1400 24th Ave. S.W., Wednesday POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE Melanie Irene Peck, 41, Shiloh Drive, Wednesday, also unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia HARBOURING A VICIOUS DOG Shelby Marie Peters, 23, 1206 Iowa St., Thursday OTHER WARRANT Matthew Wayne Koon, 26, 510 24th Ave., Saturday Arthur Ervin Crayton Walton, 32, West Boyd Street, Saturday

A third arrest has been made in the investigation of the death of an Oklahoma City man. Michael Anthony Shields, 36, of Oklahoma City was arrested in connection to the death of Julian Ramirez Cazarez, Norman Police spokeswoman Jennifer Newell stated in a press release. Cazarez’s body was found in the trunk of a burning car in Northeast Norman on Nov. 15. Two prior arrests have been made in connection to Cazarez’s murder.

Newell stated Shields confessed to having a part in the murder of Cazarez during an interview by Norman Police. Shields was taken to the Cleveland County Detention Center on first-degree murder charges, and will be transferred to Oklahoma County where he and the other two suspects in the case will face charges, Newell stated. -Ricky Maranon/The Daily



Memorial Library, room 149D.

CAREER SERVICES Career Services will host walk-in hours from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the Oklahoma Memorial Union.

CHRISTIANS ON CAMPUS Christians on Campus will host a Bible study at noon in the union’s Traditions room.

CIRCLE K INTERNATIONAL Circle K International will meet at 7 p.m. in Dale Hall, room 112.

OU, I LOVE YOU The Student Film Production Club will host a screening of the final cut of “OU, I Love You” at 7 p.m. in the union’s Meacham Auditorium.

OU LIBRARIES OU Libraries will host a workshop on “How to Find and Use U.S. Census Data” from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Bizzell

EVERETT POETRY SERIES The Everett Poetry Series will present a central Oklahoma Poetry Legacy Reading at 7 p.m. in Ellison Hall.

Okla. environmentalists oppose Ark. sewage plant TAHLEQUAH — An Oklahoma environmental group hopes to stop construction of a new northwest Arkansas wastewater treatment plant because it believes the facility will release more phosphorus into the Illinois River basin. Save the Illinois River argues that the regional wastewater treatment plant planned by the Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority will discharge 30 pounds of phosphorus a day. The group is appealing a permit issued for the plant by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, and a preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday. Oklahoma’s Department of Environmental Quality also expressed “serious concerns” about the project’s effect on waters in the state. “Under the Clean Water Act and its implementing regulations, this is not allowed except under extremely limited circumstances, none of which have been demonstrated in this case,” Mark Derichsweiler, manager

of watershed planning for the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality’s water quality division, wrote in a letter to the EPA opposing the draft permit. The dispute comes as Oklahoma faces off in federal court in Tulsa against 11 Arkansas poultry companies it says have polluted the Illinois River basin with chicken waste. The northwest Arkansas plant is scheduled to open next year on Osage Creek, which flows into the Illinois River in Oklahoma. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has said there would be no increase in phosphorous from the new plant because sewer sludge would be disposed of in a landfill and not applied to land. Excessive levels of phosphorous can increase algae and bacteria growth in water, cause odor and taste problems and kill fish. Phosphorus can come from sewage plants, large farms, septic systems and water runoff that contains fertilizers. —AP

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