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Couple donates $20M to HSC Money will fund diabetes research at OU, university spokesman says KATHLEEN EVANS The Oklahoma Daily

With its most recent gift to the OU Health Sciences Center, an Oklahoma couple has now donated more than $30 million to improve the university’s diabetes research.

Harold and Sue Ann Hamm donated $20 million, the largest single gift to the HSC, to the Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center on March 13 to create more research opportunities and improve diabetes care throughout Oklahoma, OU spokesman Chris Shilling said. In 2007, the couple donated $10.5 million, which was used to create faculty positions, build a facility and support research, according

to a press release from the Hamm Center. “Added to their previous support, Harold and Sue Ann Hamm have provided more than $30 million to help us create an internationally top-ranked, university-based center for diabetes research and clinical care,” OU President David Boren said in a statement. SEE GIFT PAGE 2



UOSA polling location moved due to weather concerns The physical polling location for the UOSA spring elections has been moved from the South Oval to the Oklahoma Memorial Union due to the high chance of rain Tuesday, the election board chairwoman said. The new location will be in the union’s food court, directly across from Quiznos, election board chairwoman Natalie Jester said. Because laptops will be used in online voting, the location needed to be moved indoors, Jester said. On Wednesday, the physical polling location will move to the originally planned location in front of Bizzell Memorial Library on the South Oval. Voting times at the physical polling location will remain from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days despite the move to the union. Online voting begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday at elections. and will end 8 p.m. Wednesday. Visit for more student-government election coverage. — Hillary McLain/The Daily


Bridgitte Castrino, public relations junior, observes as Rachel Gallant, human relations senior; Ty McCarthy, regional and city planning graduate student; and Brian Spikes, criminology senior, plant a tree Monday afternoon by Kraettli Apartments.

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Students plant trees on campus in spite of inconvenient weather KATHLEEN EVANS The Oklahoma Daily


hilly weather and cloudy skies could not prevent students, faculty and staff from continuing the 15-year tradition of planting trees during Arbor Day. National Arbor Day is April 29, but OU celebrated the holiday on Monday. The celebration included a lunch inside Couch Cafeteria — the picnic was moved due to cold weather — and the organized planting of trees at Kraettli Apartments. Since the first Arbor Day at OU in 1997,

students, faculty and staff have planted trees each year on the three OU campuses, OU President David Boren said at a picnic Monday. The average is a thousand a year, or 15,000 trees, Boren said. “Campus is ... a much more pleasant and beautiful place to be,” Boren said. The Arbor Day tradition has never been more necessary than when it helped restore campus after the 2007 ice storm that killed many trees and branches on campus, Boren said. “After the horrible ice storm, the students pitched in, and $2 million was raised to add another 1,100 trees back,” SEE ARBOR PAGE 2

Crossroads to open ice cream shop in April New creamery looking for student suggestions for menu, spokeswoman says GARRETT DUTY The Oklahoma Daily

The fare offered at Crossroads Restaurant in the Oklahoma Memorial Union will become more diverse next month with the addition of an ice cream shop. Crossroads Creamery is tentatively scheduled to open April 7 in place of the restaurant’s smoothie shop, Housing and Food Services spokeswoman Lauren Royston said.

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Ice cream by the scoop, sundaes and ice cream floats will be on the creamery’s menu, Royston said. The creamery is intended to have the feel of a classic ice cream and soda bar, Royston said. “It’s kind of a step back when you think of the union’s old soda fountain and the memories that were made in that respect, so to be able to offer that to this group of current Sooners is a really nice opportunity,” Royston said. Chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream will be available, and one or two specialty flavors will be placed in rotation every few weeks,

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Royston said. Eventually, the shop will provide sherbet as well, Royston said. Housing and Food Services employees are looking for suggestions from students about Crossroads Creamery’s full menu, Royston said. “We welcome the feedback of the students, and we’re ready to look over that and take those suggestions into consideration,” Royston said. “We’re always on the hunt for ways to make our restaurants more appetizing to our customers, and this is a logical opportunity for us to do so.”

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Volunteers for Big Event must complete registration Thursday Volunteers for Saturday’s Big Event must register, pick up T-shirts and sign a release waiver by 7 p.m. Thursday. Volunteers are required to turn in a liability waiver and a talent release form to participate, according to an email from the Big Event Executive Committee. Waivers can be filled out at registration locations or printed out beforehand from A student ID is required to complete registration. Students who register by Tuesday will be entered in a raffle for a $250 gift card to the University Bookstore, according to the volunteer email. OU and some local businesses are offering special deals to students who participate in Big Event, according to the email. Those who wear a Big Event T-shirt to the OU baseball game Saturday evening will receive a free soda and popcorn. Raising Cane’s at 1130 Alameda St. will give participants a free drink with any purchase. Visit for a list of registration sites. — Kathleen Evans/The Daily


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GIFT: Donation part of drive to raise $100M Continued from page 1 The donation is the start of a fundraising drive by the Hamm Center to raise $100 million in the next five years, according to the press release. “This is bringing in expertise and a faculty research line to boost the quality of the program,� Shilling said.

Today around campus Âť Christians on Campus will meet for a Bible study at noon in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Alma Wilson Room. Âť Juan A. Morales, CEO & President of Language Associates, will present a translation and interpreting career workshop at 1 p.m. in Kaufman Hall, rooms 232 and 230. Âť Student Success Series will present “Research Writing Iâ€? at 4 p.m. in Wagner Hall, Room 280. Âť OU softball will play Central Arkansas at 5 p.m. at Marita Hynes Field. Âť OU men’s tennis will play Tulsa at 5 p.m. in the Gregg Wadley Indoor Tennis Pavilion. Âť Sutton Concert Series presents the Holmberg String Quartet at 8 p.m. in Catlett Music Center’s Pitman Recital Hall. Tickets are $5 for students; $8 for adults; $5 for OU faculty/staff; and $5 for senior adults.

Âť Corrections The Oklahoma Daily has a commitment to serve readers by providing accurate coverage and analysis. Errors are corrected as they are identified. Readers should bring errors to The Daily’s attention for further investigation by emailing Âť Friday’s Our View incorrectly reported the time Rep. Emily Virgin’s amendment to House Bill 1647 was submitted. The amendment was submitted at 3 p.m., allowing opposing senators nine hours to look over the bill before the session was scheduled to end. Âť In Monday’s story “OU group to raise money for Japan,â€? The Daily incorrectly identified Norman Rotary Club President Basha Hartley’s gender. Hartley is a woman.

“[Harold Hamm] is one of those guys who would not give that much money unless he knew it was doing something meaningful and specific.� Diabetes affects 600,000 Oklahomans, according to the press release. “Diabetes is a pervasive disease that has had a devastating impact on young and old Oklahomans alike,

especially among our Native American and in other minority communities,� Boren said. “The Harold Hamm Diabetes Center is on a mission to find a cure.� Hamm center administrators are still deciding how the donation will be spent, but it will go toward research and helping establish the center as a world-renowned

facility, Administrative Director Julie Traylor said. The funds may go toward creating a new endowed chair to entice strong leaders to the center or toward research, Shilling said. “This funding is all very intentional,� Shilling said. “It will all go toward the mission to create one of the best diabetes centers in the world.�


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Students to hold murder-mystery themed night

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The OU Pan-American Student Association will present a murder-mystery themed cultural event 6 p.m. Saturday in the Reynolds Performing Arts Center. The event will center around the murder of a millionaire, and as events unfold throughout the performance, audience members will attempt to determine who exactly is to blame, association President Daniel Ferrufino said. Ferrufino said he hopes this type of event will help create awareness about PanAmerican culture. “We try to make cultural night more enjoyable, we try to make it more fun and we try to get the public involved,� Ferrufino said. The event is open to the public. Student tickets are $7 and non-student tickets are $10, with prices subject to change. The murder mystery will not be the only aspect of the evening’s festivities, Ferrufino said. Six Pan-American groups will perform dances and food will be prepared by a Peruvian chef, Ferrufino said.

OU’s first president, David Ross Boyd, who was known for his efforts to plant trees on campus. “That’s what planting trees is in a way,â€? Boren said. “Students saved $100,000 in Boren said. “It’s an affirmation saying, one day by coming out and cleaning up the debris. It’s been an incredible effort.â€? ‘We believe in our future. We’re ready to put down our roots At the afternoon here. We’re ready to do picnic, Boren honsomething for the next ored OU Health generation.’â€? Sciences Department Students helped put Landscaping Director Winners this year were: down their own roots by Bobby Jackson. Âť Sorority: Alpha Kappa Delta planting trees at Kraettli Every year at the cerPhi, Alpha Gamma Delta and Apartments, located beemony, the university Delta Gamma tween Jenkins Avenue recognizes someone Âť Fraternity: Beta Theta Pi, and Asp Avenue south of who has played a part in Alpha Tau Omega and Sigma Chi Lloyd Noble Center. increasing the beauty at Âť Housing: Cate Center Each year, Sooners OU and designing new Âť Student organization: Alpha plant trees in different spaces to complement Phi Omega locations around camnew buildings, Boren pus, with a large focus on said. — Source: Student Affairs areas south of Lindsey Jackson has been an Street, Boren said. integral part of creating “Participants get a gardens and spaces at the OU Health Sciences Campus, includ- free T-shirt, but most importantly you leave your legacy as a student,â€? UOSA ing a new healing garden at the Peggy President Franz Zenteno said. and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center. Zenteno also thanked Molly Shi Boren “I just want you to know that this recfor her work during the past 17 years to ognition for me is only for these folks,â€? beautify campus by planting trees and Jackson said, gesturing to a staff of flowers and creating green spaces for about 20 landscaping employees bestudents. hind him, who all wore white Arbor Day Boren said he hopes he is still here in 2011 T-shirts. “If it were left up to me, I 10 years when students come back to wouldn’t be finished with the first hole.â€? visit the trees they have planted, which Boren mentioned previous memby then will have taken hold and grown bers of the OU community who helped larger and even more beautiful. spruce up campus with trees, including

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OU should not delay assaultpolicy changes

Campus Activities Council is the programming branch of UOSA and responsible for 13 campuswide events each year from this week’s College Bowl to Winter Welcome Week. With an organizational structure that requires more than 20 students to fill roles on executive council, as event chairs and to reach out to student groups as liaisons, CAC needs a good leader with strong institutional knowledge. It needs a leader who understands the organization’s structure and can keep their peers on task, stay within event’s budgets and promote innovation while coordinating new events. Given his background as CAC treasurer and experience as film series event chairman, we believe Greg Emde is the perfect fit for CAC chair. Emde has been involved with CAC since his freshman year and began by serving on the film series’ publicity committee. Sophomore year, he was selected as film series chairman, and he now serves as CAC treasurer, where he is responsible for coordinating the budgets for all CAC-sponsored events. Candidates Bridgitte Castorino and Melissa Mock both acknowledged Emde’s experience as a leader within CAC and

in an organization that is built on consistency — not radical change. Emde is the best candidate for the job. His platform is filled with realistic and easily obtainable goals such as hosting workshops to streamline the eventplanning process for student organizations, performing internal maintenance for CAC so it continues to run smoothly and to promote involvement with student-group liaisons. All three candidates serve on CAC’s executive council and they appear to have good rapport. The trio said they would like to continue working with CAC if they are not elected, and we believe whoever wins will have strong allies to work with. Castorino’s bubbly personality and passion for expanding CAC Crew to increase student involvement in CAC cannot go to waste and Mock’s experience working with the international community and co-programming should be encouraged so all CAC events have elements of diversity. We believe the CAC chair should be a leader with a vast knowledge of their duties and responsibilities, and Emde — with his past experience in CAC — best exemplifies this idea.

I understand Rose’s comments were the remarks of a teenage kid who grew up in a singleparent home in West Detroit. However, he did a poor job in distancing his current views from his former views as a teenage. If Rose had simply said before the documentary that he no longer thinks Duke’s black players are “Uncle Toms,” I doubt there would even have been the outrage that proceeded and am pretty sure Grant would not have felt obligated to write an opinion column in response. His views on the documentary suggest that having success and being educated somehow challenges your blackness. Rose’s comment generalize all black people attending elite universities across the nation. Just because a black person did not go through the same experience as Rose, does not mean their racial identity should be compromised. Before these students’ parents were able to put them through those elite universities, they suffered. So to say they are an “Uncle Tom” is insulting. While I cannot control what an elite school such as Duke does in terms of recruiting, I would like to tell Rose to celebrate that at least there are black students at Duke.

Last Wednesday, und e r g ra d u a t e s t u d e n t Jordan Ward submitted a STAFF COLUMN MN proposal to the administration outlining her ideas Matt Bruenig nig for revising the OU sexual assault policy. In a previous edition of The Daily, Ward explained how the existing policy is inadequate, something she learned first hand after being raped at a fraternity party last year. Ward identified two primary problems with the existing sexual assault policy: the 30-day statute of limitations for pursuing student-conduct charges against rapists after first report, and the apparent lack of knowledge campus police officers have of said statute of limitations. In Ward’s proposal, she offers ways to remedy these two problems by making reasonable modifications to the present state of affairs. First, she urges the administration to lengthen the statute of limitations to one full calendar year. Longer statutes of limitations are not without precedent: Duke University has a two-year statute of limitations, double what Ward is proposing. The present 30-day statute of limitations is outrageously short given the documented effects sexual assault often has on its victims. These effects — such as emotional trauma and shame — can make it difficult for victims to act within such a short period of time. Second, Ward proposes the OU Police Department be better trained about the sexual-assault policy. In her column, Ward noted the officers she interacted with told her she could come back at any time to pursue charges, something that was not actually true. This proposed change — like lengthening the statute of limitations — is an obvious one for which no serious objections could be raised. It is not just Ward who has endorsed these changes. Ward and friends have been soliciting support from campus student groups, and have already received endorsements from OU Hillel, OU Women’s Rugby Team, members of Gamma Phi and two other campus groups. The administration would be in the wrong to reject these changes; this much is clear. But more than that, the administration also would be completely in the wrong if it did not make these changes as soon as possible. Having worked in the past to make modifications to university policies, I know how long and arduous that path can be. Meetings can take more than a month to set up, and bureaucratic hoop-jumping can be dizzying and often unproductive. Ward has already avoided some of the problems by submitting her proposal directly to Student Affairs and OU President David Boren, eliminating the step of having to mess with the student government (something students generally ought to do if that have real concerns). But even with that step, the campus administration can be just as slow. For some policy changes, that might not pose a big problem, and it might even be beneficial to have delays to ensure proposed changes are positive. But in the case of the sexual-assault policy, the administration must move quickly. Every day the present policy remains intact is a day someone might be victimized. If the administration does not move quickly, I think drastic efforts should be made to pressure it to do so. With only six weeks remaining in the academic year, supporters of serious reforms should not let themselves be restrained by the slow machinations of the campus bureaucracy. Sitins, occupations and other tactics should be on the table if the administration does not move quickly enough. The urgent nature of this problem demands nothing less.

— Benjamin Agbonze, multidisciplinary studies junior

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campus. It is important students select the best leaders possible and that The Daily share its knowledge and recommendation with the student body. Our view is not a voting command or a criticism of the competition. It is simply the board’s opinion on which candidates are most qualified to hear the student’s concerns, work with the administration and accomplish something meaningful during their year in office. We know many will disagree with our opinion and we encourage you to send a letter to the editor expressing your differences. We form this opinion to give OU students context and a point of view as they decide whom to vote for today and Wednesday. — The Oklahoma Daily Editorial Board


Rose’s comments are insulting “I felt like [Duke] only recruited black players that were Uncle Toms.” GUEST COLUMN MN Those words, spoken by Jalen Rose in the ESPN documentary entitled “The FAB Five” soon caused a media firestorm and Ben Agbonzee race debate that still has not died down. While the 13-year NBA veteran and ESPN commentator said his comments in the documentary reflect the thoughts he had when he was a teenager and not his current ones, his words of choice did not sit well with Phoenix Suns and former Duke player Grant Hill. Hill wrote an opinion column in The New York Times accusing Rose of suggesting black players going to Duke sell -out on their race. This issue can be seen as the biggest sore in the black community — the idea of someone being more “black” than another. To say Rose’s statement was wrong on every level is an understatement. First, in no way, shape or form should a black man call another “Uncle Tom”, the worst two words one black man can direct at another. To educated readers, who might not be used to this term, calling someone “Uncle Tom” will get you a black eye. You are basically saying a person’s blackness is not authentic enough. From Hill’s point of view, I can see why he would want to respond in the manner he did. I would have done worse. I mean, I would not sit there quietly and let someone call me an “Uncle Tom” on national television. Telling me my black experience is not “black” enough is a slap to the face.


The Daily should not endorse UOSA or CAC candidates I read The Daily every day. I read it mostly for information, though I read the opinion columns solely for their entertainment value. For the most part, these columns oppose my personal views and appear to have the singular purpose of eliciting some form of response from students or faculty. Because of the negative conversations, online expressions of discontent and outspoken complaints of media bias, there is a lack of constructive feedback from the readers of what is OU’s lone daily publication. So it is for this reason that I feel compelled to offer my opinion on The Daily’s endorsement of Hannah Morris and Laura Bock for UOSA president and vice president. The Daily editorial board should reconsider their role in campus media. Monday’s editorial “Why we endorse UOSA candidates” is nothing short of a poor excuse to

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qualify their Election Day Eve endorsement. This complaint is not about The Daily’s decision to endorse Morris and Bock; My problem is similar to Natalie Jester’s concern as described in her letter to the editor last week: as the only source of news for most of the campus, The Daily needs to exercise a greater level of impartiality especially with regards to opinion-sensitive issues. Such as presidential elections. I don’t believe Monday’s editorial will persuade many people to vote one way or another. Most students have already decided for whom they will vote, regardless of what The Daily tells them they should or should not do. But there is certainly a sizable number of students who will vote and who have had no exposure to these candidates other than this editorial endorsing Morris and Bock.

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Is that the fault of the The Daily? Of course not. But considering last year’s election was won by a mere 160 votes, The Daily should most definitely be aware of this key demographic of “swing voters.” Is it too much to ask that The Daily maintain a greater level of objectivity in this issue? I am consistently critical of The Daily, but over the course of this election I have been pleasantly surprised with how well they have covered the process. Obviously, there are times in which I disagree with the expressed opinions, but overall I have been happy with the way The Daily has reported until now. It all comes down to responsibility. Buck Robertson implied Monday in his opinion column “Students should speak up” that we students are supposed to be the “watchdogs” for The Daily. So this is me,

the student, the “watchdog,” pointing out that the level of fairness and impartiality displayed in this editorial is the reason The Daily gets such a bad rap on campus. This election is an important event which requires the highest level of professionalism and objectivity from an organization that is seeking to connect with the student body. I don’t believe The Daily has some agenda to pursue, and I don’t necessarily disagree with their choice of candidates; but it’s opinions do, surprisingly, affect public opinion. And for that reason, the editorial board should do well to keep some opinions to itself. — David Postic, accounting sophomore

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4 3 7 1 8 2 5 6 9

9 7 5 3 1 6 2 8 4

3 1 6 8 2 4 9 5 7

2 4 8 5 7 9 6 3 1

Monday- Very Easy Tuesday-Easy Wednesday- Easy Thursday- Medium Friday - Hard


Instructions: Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9. That means that no number is repeated in any row, column or box.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Good stuff is in store, and it will increase in intensity with every new activity you undertake. The more you run around and circulate, the more good things can occur.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Securing social acceptance isn’t likely to be a problem for you. Your charismatic personality will act like a magnet on everyone you encounter.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Don’t be afraid to strive for large goals that usually tax all of your capabilities, because the harder you try to reach them, the luckier you will become.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Conditions that have a direct effect upon your work-related affairs will be extremely favorable. Associates might fail to score, but it won’t be a problem for you to do so.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your grasp of situations will be vast and accurate, and you’ll ably handle both social and commercial involvements. Put your ideas into practice the way you think it should be done.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Plan something fun to do with friends, especially if you feel obligated to them in any way. You might find the prefect thing to do that would prove enjoyable for all parties.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Something profitable might come your way that could generate far more revenue than your usual way of securing funds. What you tap into is likely to be extremely lucrative.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Conditions could take a favorable turn where your financial interests are concerned. Be watchful for something that you can take advantage of and nurture for some time to come.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Follow your impulses regarding partnership arrangements. Instinctively, you’ll know how to handle things that will be to your advantage, and to that of all others involved.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Good news is on its way concerning a matter that you consider to be of tremendous importance. If you have to leave your office or home, let others know how to reach you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- If you are of a mind, resurrect that old project of yours that is quite meaningful but needs adjustment. Once you do, trouble spots will disappear and won’t be recur.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- You may be able to expect those who love you to treat you in a generous manner, but it would be a pleasant surprise if an outsider did so. That’s exactly what could happen.

Universal Crossword Edited by Timothy E. Parker March 29, 2011

ACROSS 1 Holster’s location 4 Remove a rind 8 Long John Silver, e.g. 14 “Red Letter Year” singer DiFranco 15 Belgrade citizen 16 More foolish 17 “___ be an honor” 18 With all one’s marbles 19 Demonstrate clearly 20 Conductor of a kind 23 Middle Eastern ruler 24 Big container for potatoes 25 Billy goat’s bleat 28 Hardest to penetrate 32 Vote in an incumbent 34 Emitted a contented sigh 36 First man 37 Org. formed by the Treaty of Versailles 43 Bar between wheels 44 Wombs 45 Inclined 48 Library extension 53 Muddy abode 54 Pacific salmon variety 56 Toy on a


string 57 Where your dog may sleep 61 Instruments with many pedals 64 Not there 65 “Paper or plastic” choice 66 Carrier of the band’s equipment 67 Sched. guesses 68 Caustic used in soapmaking 69 Violin’s ancestors 70 Month components 71 Bard’s “always” DOWN 1 Flagged, as a cab 2 Before the deadline 3 Simplified language 4 “Hey!” in class 5 Alda of TV 6 Rajah’s wife 7 ___ the score (gets revenge) 8 Role for 5-Down 9 Call forth 10 Vice squad surprise 11 ___ Arbor, Mich. 12 Slangy sleuth 13 “Able was I ___ I saw Elba”

21 Store posting, briefly 22 Ava of the movies 25 The Beatles’ “Love ___” 26 Open up ___ of worms 27 Cash machines 29 ___ Claire, Wisc. 30 Abbr. on a can of motor oil 31 Philosopher’s output 33 My ___, Vietnam 35 Young newt 37 Back muscles, briefly 38 Cinema sign 39 Treaty co-signer 40 Acquire 41 “All bets ___ off” 42 Type of plate

or soldier 46 Needing no introduction 47 Hangmen’s loops 49 Hand-___ coordination 50 Teeter 51 “Affirmative, captain!” 52 Paying guest 55 Companion of 34-Across 57 Slowly disappear 58 Cheese made from goat milk 59 Buffet meal carrier 60 Dame of the piano 61 Hockey legend Bobby 62 Sturgeon eggs, e.g. 63 Be a chatterbox



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Murray vying for cover

OU to take on Central Arkansas

Former Oklahoma player in competition for popular game’s poster athlete JAMES CORLEY The Oklahoma Daily

Nearly everyone who paid attention to the 2007 college football season figured former Sooner Adrian Peterson was a shoo-in for the cover of EA Sports’ popular video game title, NCAA Football. That is, at least, before Boise State knocked off the Sooners in the Fiesta Bowl. The infamous “Statue of Liberty” play helped land Bronco quarterback Jared Zabransky on the coveted cover. This year, EA Sports is letting fans choose the cover athlete by voting on the game’s Facebook page. Former OU running back DeMarco Murray is one of the contestants. “It’s an awesome feeling just to be mentioned and to have the opportunity to be one of the four that’s possibly on the cover,” Murray said. Murray joins Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley, Alabama running back Mark Ingram and Washington quarterback Jake Locker in the competition. Murray said he played the game long before he was ever in the conversation for the cover and will continue to play it if he doesn’t win. The Las Vegas native, who became the all-time leader in career all-purpose yards at Oklahoma last season, said the support he’s received since voting opened earlier this month has been encouraging to see. “I know there’s a lot of

The No. 12 OU softball team will play its final on Saturday. nonconference regular-season game against Sophomore catcher Jessica Shults collected Central Arkansas at 5 p.m. today at Marita a pair of home runs during Sunday’s 6-3 win Hynes Field. The Sooners hold a 26-8 record over the Cornhuskers, raising her season total against nonconference to 18 blasts and putting her in opponents this season. second place in the nation in OU leads the all-time home runs behind New Mexico If you go series against Central State’s Hoku Nohara (19). Arkansas, 4-0, including Shults also sits two home WHAT: OU softball vs. the biggest win in program runs shy of the OU singleCentral Arkansas history — a 23-1 victory over season record. the Bears in 2008. The Bears (12-19) are WHEN: 5 p.m. today The Sooners are coming coming off a three-game off a series split last losing streak after dropping a WHERE: Marita Hynes Field weekend against Nebraska series against Southeastern during OU’s first Big 12 series Louisiana — 4-2, 1-0 and 6-4. this season. All seven Sooner runs over the As a team, the Bears are hitting .274 this weekend were earned by home runs, bringing season, led by sophomore catcher Melanie the team’s season total to 47 homers. Bryant with six homers and 23 RBIs. Junior Katie Norris collected her first homer — Tobi Neidy/The Daily of the season during a 4-1 loss to the Huskers


OU running back DeMarco Murray (7) runs through a Nebraska defender in the Sooners’ 23-20 win over the Huskers in the Big 12 Championship on Dec. 4 in Arlington, Texas.

ONLINE AT OUDAILY.COM » Link: Vote for Murray people voting for me every day, from Sooner fans to people in Las Vegas and all over the world,” Murray said. “I’ve been getting a lot of support from everyone, and I’m so thankful. “I’d kind of be surprised if I didn’t win it.” Murray was even endorsed

by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on March 19, and it continues to promote him on its official website. “You have to be ready for these kinds of moments,” Murray said. “It’s what you dream about and why you work so hard.” Voting ends April 4, and the winning athlete will be announced April 19. “I want this cover — something special for the fans,” Murray said.

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Angles (RCA Records)



Reality shows don’t belong in SAT

Rating:  1/2

The Strokes used to be the kings of modern rock, and the first thing the band did after coming out of its recent five-year hibernation was try to remind everyone of how it earned that title. The single, “Undercover Of Darkness,” had all classic Strokes sound fans could ask for, but this was false advertising. “Angles” is not the return to form the single might suggest, but this isn’t a bad thing. From the first moments of the album opener, “Machu Picchu,” it’s clear it’s not business as usual, but after some of the initial shock wears off, this no longer matters. The Strokes always have had a knack for thorough songwriting, and the energy of the band’s melodies is still infectious. The Strokes are exploring different pastures now, and if the band’s future albums are at least as interesting as “Angles,” that’s a good thing. — Conor O’Brien/The Daily JENNIFER HUDSON I Remember Me (Arista) Rating: 


and it encompasses everything that makes a heartfelt melody. As a whole, this album shows how miraculous of a transformation Hudson has undergone. She’s strong, confident and willing to share it all with the public. — Huma Khan/The Daily WIZ KHALIFA Rolling Papers (Atlantic Records) Rating:  1/2

The fact that Wiz Khalifa occupies the cover of Rolling Stone’s recent “New Faces 2011” issue is telling of the 23-year-old rapper’s mass appeal. “Rolling Papers” is a tamer exercise than his 2010 mixtape “Kush and Orange Juice.” His cadence remains too static to engage the listener for an entire record, and the production is so airy and dependent on flimsy synthesizers it suggests Wiz needs a more challenging producer. The emcee does display some serious lyrical promise, but the gems are few and far between. At his best, he’s a younger, subtler Snoop Dogg, but at his worse he’s just a stonedout Bruno Mars. — Matt Carney/The Daily

I have to say Jennifer Hudson’s first album was just OK. I never watched American Idol when she was a finalist, so I didn’t have that connection with her. Yet with this album, I can’t stop listening to it. “I Remember Me” shows the spectacular range in Have any music news? An Hudson’s voice, has a great album suggestion for our beat and poignant lyrics. “Where You At” is an- writers? Questions? Email other favorite. It’s different, us at

I’m glad I’m already in college, because some of this year’s SATs have a STAFF COLUMN N prompt that could have caused me (and anyone else who doesn’t watch reality A.J. Lansdalee TV) to get low scores on the test’s writing portion. This prompt references reality TV, asking how authentic reality shows are, and asking if “people benefit from forms of entertainment that show so-called reality, or are such forms of entertainment harmful?” The question itself isn’t a bad question; college-bound students should be able to critically analyze the media and entertainment they are shown on a consistent basis. What concerns me is that they would even ask whether reality shows are either real or helpful. Anyone taking the SAT should already have the common sense to know “American Idol,” “The Biggest Loser,” “Jersey Shore” and the rest of the vast wasteland

just wastes peoples’ time and rots their brains. Not all television is bad, but these shows and their impact on popular culture is absurd. The fact that karaoke singers, fat people on diets and sexually active orange meatheads from New Jersey are all considered culturally relevant enough to be on a college-entrance exam makes me worry about how things will be in the U.S. 20 years from now. I hope most of the people who got the prompt in question understood the question and were able to show how useless these shows are. However, there is the grim possibility that, as Conan O’Brien joked in a monologue, “China has won.” — AJ Lansdale, professional writing senior

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