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Students scan textbooks to skirt cost Excessive copying of textbooks could result in lawsuits, library spokeswoman says
nothing. Some have been abusing the privilege though, scanning whole chapters and textbooks instead of buying them. “I make electronic copies of chapters for certain classes, probably two or three of them,” said John, an OU senior. “I just check the book out at the library and scan the pages. It’s easier to carry that way and saves a lot of money.” John was at one the library’s scanners Tuesday afternoon, where he had moved a chair to sit on while scanning and was playing with his iPod between scans. John wasn’t the only one. Within a 35-minute time frame on Tuesday, four people were in line with books to copy.
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With higher-education costs rising, students are looking to save money on expenses and textbooks, but some recent alternatives to buying textbooks may be illegal. Bizzell Memorial Library owns two scanners — called Knowledge Imaging Centers — that allow students to scan pages and save them directly to an external hard drive, costing the user
ONLINE AT OUDAILY.COM » Link: OU’s copyright laws and fair-use policies This practice may be illegal, depending on how much of the text a student is using. U.S. copyright laws have an exemption for those copying resources for academic and scholarly uses, provided they are using a fair amount. “What is fair is up to one’s judgment,” OU
Copying guidelines You’re allowed to copy: » 50 pages of a book or journal » Two chapters of a book » Two articles of a journal » 20 percent of the work » Whichever comes first — Source: University Libraries website
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Study aims to spot abuse victims College of Nursing develops test to help first responders identify domestic-violence situations KATHLEEN EVANS The Oklahoma Daily
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Postcards with anonymous messages written on them sit on a table Thursday in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Will Rogers Room. Sooner Secrets, a new student organization, will display more secret cards at 7 p.m. Feb. 18. Students can submit cards until 4 p.m. Feb. 18.
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Students reveal secrets in Union display
I hate it here. I hate the school. I hate the people. I want to leave Oklahoma so much. I’ve lived in Norman since I was 10. But I’m stuck so I pretend that I love it here.
This is one of the many anonymous submissions revealed by Sooner Secrets, a registered student organization that collects and reveals secrets sent to the group anonymously. The organization is posting students’ secrets during its kickoff event at 7 tonight in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Will Rogers Room. Sooner Secrets collects and reveals secrets kept among members of the OU community. The student organization was registered last semester by Emily Ward, international relations and Arabic
sophomore. Secrets have been collected since Monday, and the group will accept submissions until 4 p.m. Feb. 18 at booths set up in the Union, Cate Center, on the South Oval and at the west circulation desk of Bizzell Memorial Library. Sooner Secrets also accepts secrets from their Facebook and Blogspot pages and also will post submissions to these sites. Sooner Secrets is modeled after PostSecret, an “ongoing community
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Breast-cancer awareness focus of Saturday dance Although Pink and Black Ball’s promotion was hampered by snow, organizers hope for large turnout
will show up, Hart said. “We will persist and hope that with the good weather that is coming, students will still be interested in attending,” she said. The Women’s Outreach Center has hosted SARA GROOVER The Oklahoma Daily the semi-formal dance every February since 2005 to promote breast-cancer awareness, An annual dance to raise money for breast- center coordinator Kathy Moxley said. cancer awareness is still on for this weekend, “This event is a way for students to have a even though advertisement efgood time, dance and enjoy forts were stunted by recent snacks while also giving back snowstorms, an organizer said. to the community and supThe Pink and Black Ball, hosted port awareness for breast WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday by the Women’s Outreach Center, cancer,” Moxley said. will kick off at 8 p.m. Saturday in One in eight women will be WHERE: Union’s Molly Shi the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s diagnosed with breast cancer Boren Ballroom Molly Shi Boren Ballroom, event in their lifetime and about coordinator Elizabeth Hart said. 2,000 men in the United States PRICE: $15 adv, $20 door After five days of university clowill be diagnosed with breast sures during the past two weeks, cancer this year, said Brandi the center had trouble informing people about Brown, Susan G. Komen mission coordinator the ball, but organizers are hopeful students for central and western Oklahoma.
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Brown said 90 to 95 percent of breast-cancer cases are spontaneous. The Pink and Black Ball is funded by sponsors, including Student Life, OU Housing and Food Services and the Union Programming Board. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Proceeds from ticket sales and the raffle will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s central Oklahoma affiliate. The event raised about $10,000 in 2010, Hart said. Music will be provided by the Anthony Nagid jazz band from 8 to 9 p.m., and then Norman-based disc jockey Adrian Buendia will perform for the remainder of the night, Hart said.
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Oklahoma’s number of domesticviolence deaths may decline if a new test developed by the OU College of Nursing proves to be successful, a lead researcher said. Nursing professor Janet Wilson is in charge of the Oklahoma Lethality Study, an evaluation consisting of 11 questions intended to help police officers and health-care workers identify people who are at risk of violence, Wilson said. “This assessment helps first responders recognize a potentially lethal situation and take action,” Wilson said. “It really takes commitment from several agencies and the community to tackle this problem.” In addition to Wilson’s efforts, OU Health Sciences Center researchers, the Oklahoma City Police Department and the Oklahoma State Health Department are assisting with the study, she said. Using the study, police officers and health-care workers ask questions such as whether potential domestic-violence victims have ever been threatened with a gun, had their lives threatened or been forced to have sex. Oklahoma is ranked 15th in the nation in the number of women murdered by men, according to a press release. About 21 percent of women and 10 percent of men in Oklahoma have been abused, according to the Oklahoma State Health Department. The department’s aim is to get at-risk persons to focus on their safety, said Sherryl Brown, Health Department researcher. “We want to get health professionals and police officers — who are in contact with these families — the best tools possible to quickly recognize potentially violent situations and help prevent homicides,” Brown said. Children who witness domestic violence are at risk to grow up to be violent or to abuse drugs and alcohol, and this test could reduce the exposure of children to violence at home, Brown said. OU isn’t the only university working to solve this problem, according to a press release. Arizona State University’s School of Social Work and John Hopkins University’s School of Nursing also have invested resources to similar studies. Through their work, the researchers hope to reduce domestic-violence across the nation, Wilson said. “This is a serious issue that affects more than the immediate family,” Wilson said. “It affects entire communities.”
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Public school closings cause problems for student-parents has only a few options for Parents seek child-care getting through the day. options when schools, “The day care I use closuniversity schedules differ ALYSSA DUDEK The Oklahoma Daily
Today around campus » Men’s wrestling will compete against Wyoming at 7 p.m. in McCasland Field House. » A Film Comedy Conference, which is free and open to the public, will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Heritage Room.
When Norman Public Schools close and OU’s campuses remain open, it presents problems for students, faculty and staff who have to make accommodations for their children. On Thursday, Melissa Smith, accounting senior and mother of an 8-year-old and a 4-year-old, faced just such a situation. When she is expected to attend classes but her children are not, Smith said she
es any time that Norman Public Schools close, so I am unable to put that as an option,” Smith said. Smith can choose to miss her classes, ask her husband to miss work or call her mother-in-law to watch her children, but she said each situation presents unique stresses. Though she supported the university administration’s decision to reopen campus Thursday, Smith said she wishes there was more coordination between OU and Norman Public Schools.
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would be left without child care if KinderCare and their chief competitors closed. In the event of a closure, KinderCare employees also struggle to inform parents they must find other accommodations for their children, Lane said. “Any child-care center struggles to inform parents if we’re closed, because we can’t post our closing with the school closings,” Lane said. Getting the media to take an interest in broadcasting early-childhood learning centers’ closings has been very difficult because they are technically classified as a business, Lane said.
Saturday, Feb. 12 » The Pink and Black Ball 2011 will be from 8 to 11:45 p.m. in the Union’s Molly Shi Boren Ballroom. Tickets are $20 at the door. » Women’s basketball will host Missouri at 2 p.m. in Lloyd Noble Center. » Women’s tennis will host Oregon State at 11 a.m. in Gregg Wadley Tennis Pavilion. » The African Student Association will host African Night in the Union’s Meacham Auditorium. » 1964 ... The Tribute will play in the Sharp Concert Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m., and ticket prices are $15 for balcony seats, and $25 for main floor and side balcony. Prices go up to $20 and $30, respectively, at the door. » Cinematographer Steven Poster will teach a master class in lighting at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Nielson Hall, Room 170. » OU Improv! will have a free show at 8 p.m. in the Union’s Scholars Room.
Sunday, Feb. 13 » “All in Timing,” an adult comedy by David Ives, will be shown at 3 p.m. in the Old Science Hall.
Monday, Feb. 14 » Reporters involved in the Daniel Pearl project will speak at 9 a.m. in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Hall of Fame Room at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Auditorium. » A “Biggest Loser” contestant will speak on body image at 10:30 a.m. in Adams Hall, Room 114. » OU Art Alliance will host Art from the Heart at 11:30 a.m. in the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art’s Lightwell Gallery. Tickets are $15.
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anyone,” Robbins said. “We have the copyright laws posted by the photocopiers, and the library website lists our policies. law professor Srividhya Ragavan said. “We In the end, people have to live with their usually look at the purpose and character conscience.” Before scanning any materials, users must of the work copied, the nature of the work, the amount taken and the effect on the first accept the copyright law and terms of conditions through an onmarket.” screen prompt. This means something John said he believed being copied for the purpose If OU is making the copying chapters was fine. of transformation or parody scanners available “I don’t think it’s illegal,” is acceptable for academic and if they know he said, pointing to the uses, but copying textbook students are posted copyright law. “I’m pages verbatim is not, said violating copyright not selling it.” Ragavan, who researches The practice is against the trademarks, patents and inlaws, they should law, and a book publisher tellectual property. take action.” could decide to pursue an Usually, publishers will individual for damages, limit the amount of a book — SRIVIDHYA RAGAVAN, Ragavan said. It is similar to a person can access to 100 OU LAW PROFESSOR people illegally downloadpages or 10 percent, depending music rather than paying on the length of the book, Ragavan said. However, there is no hard- ing record companies for music. “If OU is making the scanners available and-fast rule about how much a person can and if they know students are violating copycopy before violating the law. University Libraries outlines what it con- right laws, they should take action,” Ragavan siders to be fair use of a book for academic said. “They have a duty to inform students purposes, spokeswoman Sarah Robbins that they should not do it, but they cannot be held responsible.” said. Overall, the main responsibility lies with “We normally say two chapters, two articles of a journal, 50 pages or 20 percent of a the student to make sure he or she is followwork, whichever comes first,” Robbins said. ing the law. “Ignorance of the law is never an excuse,” Library employees use these guidelines when scanning works and placing them on- Ragavan said. line for professors, Robbins said. Employees recommend students follow the guidelines Editor’s note: John’s full name was as well, but they cannot enforce them. “It’s self-service, so we don’t watch withheld in order to protect his identity
» Donald Asher will speak at the “Student Success Series: Find Your Major” at 12:30 p.m. in the Union’s Meacham Auditorium. » Donald Asher will speak at the “Student Success Series: Find a Job With Any Major” at 2:30 p.m. in the Union’s Meacham Auditorium. » Nancy Matthews will review students for the precalculus exam hosted by Student Success Series 3 p.m. at Wagner Hall, Room 245.
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“It’s also a really great way to get something off of your chest in an anonymous manner.” Rachel Acuna, public relations senior, is assisting with the organization’s publicity, art project” where people mail in postcards with a secret, according to the project and says students have been giving positive feedback. website. “Everyone we’ve talked to has been reWard said she started this organizaally excited about it,” Acuna tion after being a fan of said. “I think the beauty of PostSecret for years and this is the anonymous apstarting a similar event at peal, and I think other stuher high school. dents will enjoy that they can To submit a secret, stu» Next showing will be put in their secrets and other dents can take a 4-by-6 note at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the students will see them.” card from any of the booths Union’s Will Rogers Room Meghan Bragers, social and decorate it with cutouts » Entries accepted work and political science or drawings and whatever until 4 p.m. Feb. 18 junior, is in charge of Sooner secret they choose to reveal, Secrets’ social networking Ward said. » Visit OUDaily.com and has already received Faculty and staff members for submission info many online submissions. can also share secrets if they “As soon as we put the wish. website up, it was like a rapid “It is being publicized for fire of submissions,” Bragers said. students, but we welcome any and all parWard said the online submission idea ticipants,” Ward said. gave students something to do while stuck The purpose of the project is to help stuinside during last week’s bad weather. dents see that others may face situations Sooner Secrets operates with 40 to 50 similar to their own personal problems, volunteers as well as a core executive team and all submitted secrets will remain comand a public relations team to let students pletely anonymous, she said. know about the opportunity, Ward said. “The basic idea behind the event is to She said whether this will become an anshow students they are not alone in what they are dealing with and give them an idea nual event at OU depends on how well this year’s event goes. of what their peers are facing,” Ward said.
Sooners to dance, play games for children’s night Students will dance the night away and participate in sports tournaments tonight at the Huston Huffman Center to help raise money for a children’s charity. With the motto “make miracles happen,” the 13th annual Dance Marathon raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network, which supports local children’s hospitals. The event is sponsored by the Campus Activities Council. Last year, about 650 students attended the Dance Marathon, said Laura Bock, zoology junior and chairwoman of this year’s Dance Marathon. The event raised about $32,000. This time, organizers are expecting a much bigger event, Bock said. Nine hundred people have registered already, and CAC’s goal is to raise $50,000. “All the money raised stays in Oklahoma and goes toward direct family support [and] research,” Bock said. “It helps keep Oklahoma hospitals at a high level.” Dance moves won’t be the only activity gracing the center. Students can register to be in men’s and women’s three-onthree basketball and four-on-four volleyball tournaments held at 5:30 p.m. today. Dancing takes place 6 p.m. to midnight. Also in attendance will be a disc jockey and local Norman rapper, High Tops. This year, a children’s carnival will take place during the Dance Marathon from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Huston Huffman Center, and several student organizations will set up booths. CAC will announce the total amount raised at midnight Feb. 12. — Brooke Myers/The Daily
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The truth about Egypt President David Boren issued a statement on the Egyptian protests Thursday, acknowledging the legitimacy of the Egyptian people’s demands for democracy and recommending that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak step down “immediately.” We are pleased that Boren recognizes the gravity of the situation in Egypt, especially at a time when the American media fails to portray an accurate account of foreign events and talking heads construe the protesters as unreasonable and violent. This was agreed upon at a panel discussion hosted by Students for a Democratic Society on Monday. Here is some much-needed clarification. Contrary to what cable personalities tell you, the antigovernment protesters have been overwhelmingly peaceful in their demands for democracy. Their cause is also not a religious one, though it is marked occasionally with worship ceremonies during which Muslims and Christians have protected one other. This is a fact that pundits like Glenn Beck avoid while characterizing the resistance as aggressive and criminal. On his show last week, Beck tried to rally his viewers against the protesters, painting them as fore bringers of a Muslim takeover of Western civilization. This is not accurate by any means. Crazies like Beck should be ignored when they portray the protesters as the villains. One could call the uprising a “revolution,” but what the Egyptians are demanding is hardly revolutionary. They are demanding free and fair elections, a rewriting of Egypt’s constitution and an end to 30 years of martial law. It has been mostly the pro-Mubarak protesters who use violence, and police brutality has been so bad that the army has, on occasion, had to put itself between the police and civilians to avoid fighting.
At least 300 Egyptians have died in the protests, according to the United Nations on Monday. In addition, many journalists have been detained by police, who torture their captives. There is no doubt that if the title of ‘villain’ must be used, it should refer to Mubarak and his underlings. Another misconception is that the Muslim Brotherhood is a sort of cult that desires an Islamic theocracy or dictator. Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin have shown their weakness in understanding foreign powers by sowing paranoia about their involvement. They should also be ignored. The Muslim Brotherhood, while touting Islamic tradition, is pursuing nothing less than Egyptian democracy. The Brotherhood disowned radicalism in the 1960s, committing itself to peaceful reform, denouncing violence, and now it puts great focus on human rights. U.S. leadership would be foolish to reject the Brotherhood’s potential to help usher in a more democratic era for Egypt. Students exposed to distortions of the Egyptian protests are at a disadvantage. The bias at work here is neither right nor left, but American. Egypt’s reputation as a strong ally of the U.S. has skewed how the media perceives one of the most exciting and significant foreign events in years. To avoid American bias, we recommend students get updates straight from the source. Watch Al Jazeera, the international news station based in Qatar, for coverage uninterrupted by American talking heads. Add some Egyptians on Twitter for a personal connection. And be skeptical of anyone who tries to portray the protesters as anything but demanding freedom.
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Oklahoma isn’t most corrupt A former judge is being charged with misspending the state’s money she received to STAFF COLUMN N take care of the foster children she was housing (as well as “giving [them] away;” and by Armella “them,” I do in fact mean the foster chilGottschalk dren), according to a Feb. 6 article in The Oklahoman. Also, a current state representative and former state senator are being charged with bribing the state medical examiner to not run for re-election. These types of scandals cause Oklahoma’s citizens to question how truly corrupt our state’s government is, and if this is affecting us at all. Well, the article doesn’t state whether or not we are being directly affected by the corruption, but it’s safe to say the judge’s foster kids were, and that’s enough to rile up concern over the issue. The U.S. Department of Justice statistically calculated how many corruption scandals there had been in any given state between 1998 and 2007; Oklahoma has had 107 convictions of public officials for varied offenses. This may seem like a grandiose number, but in comparison to other states, Oklahoma only ranks 25th in corruption amongst state officials. Considering state capita, not including Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the top three most corrupt states are as follows: North Dakota, Alaska and Louisiana. All things considered, it’s easy to see why these states are at the top of the list. North Dakota’s 2008 population was surprisingly lower than Alaska’s (approximately 686,293) at 641,481. With large geographical areas and small populations, what’s a state official to do? Corruption not only seems convenient to get away with, but also exciting! As for Louisiana,
coming in with a 2008 population of 4,410,796, maybe the stigma of being a part of the “Dirty South” has encouraged those state officials to engage in unclean activity. Regardless of any state official’s reasons for engaging in criminal activity, corruption is not alright and should not be tolerated by state citizens — I don’t want to give the impression that I’m endorsing deception of the law, I’m just speculating on why state officials may engage in corruption. As quoted by Harry Holloway, former OU professor of psychiatry and neuroscience, “Too many people were willing to wink and let things go on.” Although this is discouraging, reassuringly, former U.S. Attorney Bill Price said, “If a state is really, really corrupt, nobody talks, and nobody gets prosecuted.” Albeit many Oklahoma state officials have been caught one way or another for some criminal offense, it’s encouraging to know that somehow they were found out, regardless of who was aware and condoning the behavior. This in itself shows that Oklahoma is not the most corrupt state. The real villain here is most of the legislation passed (or not passed) in Oklahoma. Restrictive abortion laws, the failure to pass legislation that would end discrimination based on sexual orientation and attempts to break down the separation of church and state are much more pressing issues. — Armella Gottschalk, sociology senior
“I feel less prepared than I should be, as in I probably haven’t worked as hard as I should have over the break.” — AMEN HOLMAN, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SENIOR
“Seventy-five percent. I didn’t use my snow days to their full potential. I did more playing in the snow than homework.” — GAIZKA LASA, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE FRESHMAN
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Sooners struggles self-inflicted OU to host Mizzou Saturday, still looking for answers for poor play ANNELISE RUSSELL The Oklahoma Daily
Basketball is more than just a game of statistics or physical ability — you cannot be successful without emotion, finesse, rhythm or flow. The OU women’s basketball team has plenty of the former, but is currently struggling with the latter pieces. The Sooners opened the Big 12 season 5-0 but are 2-3 in their last five games, most recently falling 92-71 to Texas A&M on Wednesday in College Station. OU hosts Missouri this weekend, and the Sooners need a change.
We know it’s all about our togetherness, and until we figure that out, we’re going to keep struggling as a team.” —DANIELLE ROBINSON, SENIOR POINT GUARD Something isn’t clicking for this team, and nobody is able to discern what it is. “I think it’s something more, definitely probably an intangible factor; we have all the components, just not together right now,” sophomore guard Whitney Hand said. Hand, who averages
in the double-digits, scored only three points against Texas A&M. So what is that intangible factor? “Everything … we don’t believe yet, I guess,” Hand said. “It’s hard to see how we come out and play that flat. We’re not together right now; it wasn’t Oklahoma.” Senior leader and point guard Danielle Robinson said she too didn’t have an answer to the problem. “We’re still looking to find that thing — we don’t know yet — we know it’s all about our togetherness, and until we figure that out, we’re going to keep struggling as a team,” Robinson said. And those struggles were exposed and magnified by No. 6 Texas A&M. “We knew coming in that A&M played better at home. They were going to be more physical and that we were going to really have to fight them every possession,” Robinson said. “I feel like after the first possession didn’t go well, and we messed up on two things that we had talked about we couldn’t mess on; everybody panicked again.” When the panic set in, that is when the Sooners allowed the Texas A&M offense to have its way. “I think defensively, again, we broke down,” Robinson said. “We knew coming in that rebounding was going to be key, and they got rebound after rebound and tip after tip; they won the looseball battle, and they pretty
much just out toughed us and outworked us. “It’s embarrassing, I mean we lost by 20 on the road.” And these struggles come at a hard time for a team with legitimate postseason aspirations. “Now we’re in a solid third place in the conference with really no chance of winning the Big 12 Championship, but we just got to fight and figure out a way to be together,” Robinson said. “And until that happens, we’re going to keep struggling.” So what do you do? Hand said she is still looking for answers. “We’ve tried bunches of stuff,” Hand said. “Nothing’s been working so far; it’s hard to really explain.” Sometimes she even reluctantly wonders if she is part of the problem. “I mean, you honestly are like, ‘OK, well what did I mess up; well crap, is it my fault?’” Hand said. “You start going through that, which is deadly to even think.” Coach Sherri Coale said it’s getting back to the little things. “We have to get back to basics,” Coale said. “You have to make chippy shots; you have to make open 3s; you have to make free throws.” Robinson said she has to take her role as a leader and run with it. “I just have to infuse the team with swagger and confidence, and until ever ybody latches on 100 percent, we’re going keep
Undefeated OU to Lincoln After a break for individual meets, Sooners face No. 10 Nebraska again GREG FEWELL The Oklahoma Daily
The No. 4 Oklahoma men’s gymnastics team is finally back in action as a team this Sunday after a two-week break from competition. The Sooners travel to Lincoln, Neb., to take on the No. 10 Cornhuskers for the second time this season. The Sooners opened up the season with a win over then-No. 9 Nebraska en route to the program’s 12th straight Rocky Mountain Open title. The team followed that victory with consecutive wins over two more ranked teams — Ohio State and Minnesota — to improve to 5-0. Following the last home meet against Minnesota, the team took a break from N C A A t e a m c o m p e t i t i o n ; h ow e v e r, four Sooners were still busy competing individually. Senior Steven Legendre and sophomores Jake Dalton, Alex Naddour and Chris Stehl all competed in the 2011 Winter Cup in Las Vegas last weekend to earn a spot on the U.S. Senior National Team. Dalton had arguably his best performance of the year and took home the all-around title, securing his spot on the team. Naddour also earned a spot on the national team by finishing fourth overall, and Legendre automatically had a spot on the team due to his
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participation with last year’s world championship team. Stehl finished the weekend with his best Winter Cup performance to date, finishing 15th overall. Despite how well Oklahoma’s athletes performed in the individual competition, they are ready to get back into NCAA competition with their teammates. “Competing individually is a lot of fun, and it’s a challenge,” Naddour said. “But it’s also a little bit more nerve-wracking. You’re out there by yourself and on different equipment a lot of times. “Whereas, in an NCAA meet, you’re out there with all of your teammates behind you, supporting you, so it’s definitely a lot more comfortable atmosphere.” The team will need to have a high comfort level when it takes on Nebraska in Lincoln. The Cornhuskers easily defeated Air Force, another top-15 team, in its only home meet of the year. The Huskers do have three losses this year, but two of those were to top-five squads — No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 3 Illinois. That being said, Oklahoma easily topped Nebraska by 12 points when the two teams met previously, and the Sooners have only improved in the two meets following the Rocky Mountain Open. The two teams face off at 1 p.m. Sunday in Lincoln. After that, the Sooners have only six days to prepare for a road trip to Palo Alto, Calif., to take on Stanford, the top-ranked team in the country.
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Sophomore guard Whitney Hand drives to the basket Feb. 5 in Norman against Iowa State. OU won 65-62 but is 2-3 in its last five games. They play Missouri at 2 p.m. Saturday in Norman. struggling,” Robinson said. “That’s my job as a point guard. You got to keep everybody on the same page and keep everybody confident and keep everybody infused with that sense of joy and passion. “ I d o n ’ t t h i n k w e ’v e played that way this year.” Luckily for OU, there are remaining games on the
schedule to find that missing joy and passion. OU will host Missouri at 2 p.m. Saturday and fly up to Storrs, Conn., to face No. 2 Connecticut on Valentines Day. If they find what they are looking for, the Sooners could turn heads going into the postseason. If not, it may be a very long weekend.
OU and Mizzou compete to be .500 in Big 12 Coming off two straight losses in rivalry matchups, the Sooners take to the road Saturday to Columbia, Mo., to attempt to change their luck by upsetting the No. 19 Tigers. Tip-off is set for 12:30 p.m. Oklahoma is coming of a 16-point loss at the hands No. 3 Texas, which is viewed as one of — if not the best — defensive teams in the country. Hopefully the Sooners used that contest as a learning experience heading into the this tough battle. The Missouri Tigers, who share the same 4-5 conference record as Oklahoma, are looking to avenge their blowout to the Kansas Jayhawks. The Sooners will have their hands full again as they build a defensive strategy to stop Tiger guard junior Marcus Denmon, who leads the team with 16.5 points per game. Oklahoma has played decent defense overall in conference play, but its last two contests have been lackluster. OU will have to put on a great defensive performance, and freshman wing Cameron Clark — who has only scored a combined two points after scoring a career-high 24 two games ago — will need to break his slump if he wants to give his team a chance to win. The game will air on the Big 12 Network and ESPN3. com. — Jordan Marks/The Daily
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Grammys should focus on talent, not profit If you’re of the belief that the Arcade Fire, who have been perSTAFF COLUMN MN National Academy of Recording Arts forming the hell out of “Wake Up” and Sciences is living up to its webin tiny clubs since 2003, to play the Matt Carneyy site overview’s claim to “honor arGrammys this year alongside Katy tistic achievement, technical profiPerry, Lady Gaga and others. ciency and overall excellence in the They’re the biggest spectacle in recording industry, without regard to album sales or popular music right now, regardless of their relation chart position,” then I strongly recommend a brief to the mainstream. Their music is certainly substanscan of this year’s Grammy nominations. tive, though the same can’t be said for Katy Perry, Yes, those treasured golden gramophones are whose catalogue of music glistens and shines like getting doled out Sunday night, sure to return to the a lollipop wrapper that, when removed and tasted, usual clutches of the undeserving and profit-mind- proves to be a confection so rotten with clichés that ed: once-talented megastars (Eminem, Kings of you can’t help but reach for the nearest bristled Leon), teen sensations (Katy Perry, the cast of “Glee”, object to scrape it off your tongue. Strip her of her Justin Bieber), dinosaurs of rock (Robert Plant, Neil makeup, elaborate stage setups and choreography Young) and John Mayer (seriously, John Mayer is and she’ll resemble any college girl who rolled out of like the evil Lord Sauron of the Grammys— it’s like bed, as comedian Russell Brand recently proved by they’re trying to return to their master). tweeting an unflattering wake-up shot of her. The academy is resistant to modernity, bent upon MENACE TO ART spectacle and a general menace to any “product” “I’ve got reservations about so many things, but not unlikely to rise above the bottom line. In a time about you,” Jeff Tweedy sang on “Reservations,” from when buzz bands are discovered, emerge and flare on Wilco’s 2002 aching opus “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.” out online in mere months, the academy just sits Other lyrical masterstrokes on “Foxtrot” are similes back and judges “excellence” by the profits that roll that belong with the best in modern American literin when they ought to be in search of an original ature (“let’s undress just like cross-eyed strangers”) band or sound. and wonderful wordplay (“I’m not Here are a few brief examples gonna get caught callin’ the pot, The academy just of their ineptitude before we dive kettle black”). into my predictions for this year’s sits back and judges Tweedy struggled with dewinners. “excellence” by the pression and drugs recording RESISTANT TO MODERNITY profits that roll in when “Foxtrot” but his greatest conflict Had Kanye West chosen to unwas with Reprise Records (owned they ought to be in veil his “My Beautiful Dark Twisted by Warner Music Group), which search of an original Fantasy” two months later, Big refused to release the record on band or sound. ” Boi’s progressive production “Sir the grounds that it was just too biLucious Left Foot : The Son of zarre, eventually signing the rights Chico Dusty” would’ve claimed the honor of Best over to the band to ward off the enormous amount Rap Album of 2010 in my book. It would’ve achieved of negative press they received for it. the same feat in any of the three years preceding Tweedy signed with the smaller Nonesuch 2010 as well, during which Jive Records (owned by Records and subsequently achieved universal Sony Music Entertainment) refused to promote the acclaim, as well as a Gold certification from the record on the grounds that it wasn’t radio-friendly. Recording Industry Association of America. What The collaboration with OutKast band mate André would’ve happened if Reprise had just sat on 3000 and Raekwon, “Royal Flush,” was torpedoed “Foxtrot?” as an ‘Internet single’ and the whole project was All right, so there’s my gripe about the recording delayed for years, denying people the joy of listen- industry. Now we may continue to their annual selfing to “Shutterbugg” (which charted at No. 20 in this laudatory wank-fest, the Grammy Awards. Let it be country) and the smooth Gucci Mane collabora- known that our opinion on “Who Should Win” part tion’s “Shine Blockas.” is (obviously) limited to those nominated.
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“Need You Now” — Lady Antebellum
“Empire State of Mind” — Jay-Z and Alicia Keys OTHER NOMINEES
“Love The Way You Lie” — Eminem featuring Rihanna
“Nothin’ On You” — B.o.B. featuring Bruno Mars
“F*** You” — Cee Lo Green BOTTOMLINE
Sorry Cee Lo, but your totally awesome kiss-off is too much of a novelty and too much fun to win. Nobody believes angry Eminem anymore and “Nothin’ On You” lacks Lady Antebellum’s mid-song confession to breakdown to triumphant end-of-song reunion structure. Jigga’s too-long ode to NYC is powered by an original beat and Alicia Keys’ best chorus in years. It’s the best of a bad category.
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