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Worries about the global economy and the financial crisis in the U.S. drove down the Dow Jones index over 2,200 points since its record high on Oct. 29 last year. Oil prices and the credit crunch, in addition to other negative economic prognosises, fill the air with nightmares about Armageddon of the financial power of the U.S. A well-known fact is that most people tune in more often when things start to go wrong. But how bad things are is not a common knowledge to everyone. UCO Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Mickey Hepner painted a slightly different picture, with some bright colors of hope. "The economy has expanded over the last few years in large parts because people have been borrowing money from their homes," Dr. Hepner said. According to him many people have taken loans from banks for the higher value of their houses and spent them, which has led to overrated house values. "Typically home prices go

R-Moore State Representative Paul Wesselhoft and UCO alumnus are calling on all Oklahoma college students to contact him if they believe their freespeech rights are not being granted in the classroom. According to a press release from the Oklahoma House of Representatives, he may propose legislation that would require Oklahoma universities to annually report policies and steps taken to ensure intellectual diversity and free exchange of ideas, depending on feedback from Oklahoma students. The proposed bill would require all state universities to conduct a study to assess the current state of intellectual diversity on its campus and incorporate intellectual diversity into institution statements, grievance procedure and activities on diversity. The legislation includes a call to encourage a diverse variety of campus-wide panels and speakers and annually publish the names of panelists and speakers and to inchide intellectual diversity issues in student course evaluations. Wesselhoft said schools should always get pro and con views for their panels, and have a good debate instead of what he calls "indoctrination." "I don't want to see students getting only one side of the issues; I want to see lively debate; I want to see controversy discussed in the

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Ashley Edwards waves to the crowd during her first moments of being crowned Miss UCO 2008 at Mitchell Hall on Saturday, Jan. 19. See the full story on page 3.

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John Edwards makes second stop in Sooner State by Andrew Knittle Editor in Chief With older daughter Kate in tow, long shot presidential candidate John Edwards made another stop in the state last Friday, speaking to hundreds of supporters in the Oklahoma City headquarters of Teamsters Local 886. Dressed semi-casual in a navy blazer and white shirt with no tie, Edwards painted himself as the candidate for the working class, not one of the cash-generating machines he trails in the national polls. "I came here tonight...and I know the reality. I'm not the $100 million candidate," Edwards said. "But I'll fight for you with every fiber of my being." And while Edwards' message was primarily directed at the average working class Joe or Jane in the crowd, the former North Carolina senator did say something UCO students may find interesting. "We have to make. it easier

for young people to go to college," he said. Edwards proposed a work study-like program, one that omits big banks from the lending process, to help "all students" attend college without digging themselves into good-sized financial hole. Perhaps due to time constraints and the brisk pace of Edwards' address, few details were given about how the government would fund such a program for the nation's millions of college students. He went on to criticize his opponents Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for taking money from Washington power players. "I've never taken a dime from a Washington lobbyist or special interest group. I don't want to be their president — I want to be yours," Edwards said to loud applause. UCO student Lauren Burn, a senior political science major, said Edwards' sympathetic view of the middle/ working class could very well

earn him her vote on Super Tuesday, and was definitely one of the main reasons she attended his rally in the first place. "I was pretty undecided as far as the democratic primaries were concerned, so I wanted to see what he was really all about," Burn said. "He has a good stance on the middle class, he really takes their interests to heart." Burn also felt Edwards looked and sounded presidential as he addressed the crowd, an important factor as voters make their choices before Feb. 5. "He kept it short and simple, and he kind of tailored it [his speech] to the Oklahoma crowd, which I liked," Burn said. The man who once paid $400 for a hair cut and earned millions as a trial lawyer in by Vista photographer Chris Albers the 1980s and 1990s told the mostly blue collar crowd he Presidential candidate John Edwards stopped by the would, compared to his oppo- Teamsters Union hall Oklahoma City for a rally before

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Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Bulgaria Jan. 18, 2008 with even greater security measures than Bush last year, to ensure its new spy in the EU will bend and forget personal economic interest once more in favor of the prosperity of the already bottomless pockets of the new Russian aristocracy. As my history professor said Russians have a different political culture of doing business. Apparently, the BurgasAlexandropolis deal or the widely known in Europe, the South stream would be the main source of natural gas coming from Russia through the bottom of the Black Sea to Greece and then to the rest of EU. Putin said during his visitation that he set aside $5 billion that Bulgaria can use as credit to construct its second nuclear plant in the city of Belene on the banks of Denube river. What is the problem with this picture? EU has no choice as of right now due to the fact that their project backed up by the US, called Nabucco, is far away of becoming reality. Russia is slowly diversifying her energy delivery system to Europe and with this fact tightening the rope around

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Wall Street summary Edwards crowned Miss UCO by AP Writer Stocks extended their decline Wednesday, with investors uneasy after reports from big names like Apple Inc. and Motorola Inc. dashed any notion that the Federal Reserve's emergency rate cut could in short order patch up the economy. Bond prices rose but pulled back from their highs after stocks pared their steepest losses. Wall Street's latest slide occurred in. tandem with a retrenchment in European markets, which fell after European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet appeared unmoved by the Federal Reserve's decision to cut interest rates, according to Dow Jones Newswires. Some investors had hoped the ECB would signal willingness to cut rates. The Fed's decision Tuesday to lower its federal funds rate by a steep 0.75 basis points to 3.5 percent eventually helped calm U.S. markets, but it remains clear that investors have doubts about the potency of the Fed action. Rate cuts typically take months to work their way into the economy. Meanwhile, a disappointing forecast from Apple showed how fragile investor sentiment is. The maker of the iPod issued a forecast for its fiscal second quarter that said sales would likely grow by 29 percent. The figure would represent faster growth than in earlier years but fell short of what Wall Street had expected. Apple's expectations appeared to confirm worries about consumer spending. As consumers account for more than two-thirds of the economy, investors are keen on learning whether retailers and

other companies will have a harder time prying open wallets. Apple fell $17.69, or 11.4 percent, to $137.95. In midmorning trading, the Dow Jones industrial average, down nearly 265 points early in the session, recovered to a loss of 109.50, or 0.91 percent, at 11,861.69. Broader stock indicators also declined. The. Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 6.61, or 0.50 percent, to 1,303.89, and the Nasdaq composite index slid 23.37, or 1.02 percent, to 2,268.90. Wednesday's drop was far less severe than in the early minutes of trading Tuesday, when the Dow fell by as much as 465 points. The blue chips ended the day down 128.11, or just more than 1 percent, at 11,971.19. Bond prices rose Wednesday as more investors sought the safety of government debt. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves opposite its price, fell to 3.35 percent from 3.41 percent late Tuesday. The dollar was mixed against other major currencies. In afternoon trading in Europe, stocks dropped but came off their lows. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 1.34 percent, Germany's DAX index fell 3.07 percent, and France's CAC-40 fell 2.77 percent. In earlier Asian trading, Japan's Nikkei stock average closed up 2.04 percent after falling 5.7 percent Tuesday. Similarly, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index surged 10.72 percent — its biggest gain in 10 years — after falling 13.7 percent in the previous two sessions. Light, sweet crude oil fell $1.14 to $88.08 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. In other corporate news,

Motorola fell $1.87, or 15.2 percent, to $10.45 after reporting its earnings fell sharply in the fourth quarter and the maker of mobile phones warned that the recovery in its struggling handset unit will take longer than expected. United Technologies Corp., one of the 30 stocks that comprise the Dow industrials, said its fourth-quarter earnings rose 23 percent as sales increased across each of its businesses. The results from the parent of names like Sikorsky and Otis topped Wall Street's forecast, according to Thomson Financial. The stock rose $3.01, or 4.5 percent, to $70.25 Pfizer Inc., also a Dow component, reported a 70 percent decline in its fourth-quarter profit from the same period a year ago, which included the sale of the company's consumer health business. Excluding that one-time gain, profits topped Wall Street's expectations. Shares of the world's largest drug maker rose 8 cents to $22.31. Delta Air Lines Inc., the nation's No. 3 carrier, rose 2 cent to $14.87 after reporting that while high fuel prices hurt fourth-quarter results, the carrier was still able .to post a narrower loss following an increase in sales. While investors worldwide remain concerned about the health of the U.S. economy, the Fed's rate cut and Wall Street's ability to come off its lows Tuesday helped drive a rebound in Asian trading Wednesday. Declining issues outnumbered advancers by about 8 to 7 on the New York Stock Exchange; where volume came to a heavy 524.9 million shares. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies rose 0.47, or 0.07 percent, to 672.04. by Vista photographer Brenda O'Brian

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The Student Programming Board Open Mic Night series begins again this Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Central Plaza coffee bar located on 2nd Street across from the main campus. Open Mic Night is set up to emulate a colkehouse style atmosphere where students 'feel no pressure to perform. "It's a very relaxed, chilled atmosphere," said Cassie Neahring, - SPB entertainment chairperson. Garret Johnson, SPB public relations co-chair, said that students are welcome to show

off their talents in a variety of ways. He said singing, playing guitar or piano, poetry or standup comedy is, just some of the things people can do on stage. "There are no requirements to perform except a little confidence. The only requirement they have is that they play no more than 3 songs," Johnson said. "Open Mic Night is designed to provide students a night of live entertainment. It is also 'provides the opportunity to those performing the chance . to show off their talents and gain experience in the process," Johnson said.

Neahring said SPB plans to hold Open Mic Night five more times this semester. Feb. 7, Feb.21, Mar. 6, Mar. 27, Apr.17 are the scheduled dates for Open Mic Night this semester. Admission to Open Mic Night is free. Those who would like to participate can sign Up at the event when they arrive. For more information contact Cassie Neahring at cnealtring@ucok.edu .

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'Cloverfield' gives Godzilla a run for his money been masterfully torn down to show how absolutely terrifying a real Godzilla style attack on a city like New York would really be. There's nothing "fun" about the attack of the monster, it is just plain scary. The movie isn't perfect. First, the monster is kind of silly looking when it's finally shown. It's a bit creepy, but really, it kind of looks like Godzilla from the waist down and a giant prehistoric fish from the waist up. Plus, it drops spawn off of itself, which is kind of scary, but it also seems to over do the monster a bit. Not only is it a giant, but also it can drop little zerglings off of itself? It's a bit much. The movie isn't helped by the fact the monster seems to be following the main characters around the entire movie. It's pretty easy to tell when something bad is going to happen because the monster magically shows up right before it does. At first it's not noticeable, but there's a twist in the last five minutes of the movie that, while I won't spoil it, it is pretty disappointing and seems to exist to either piss everyone

by Justin Langston Sonor Stedf !Filter love giant monster .movies. There's something about watching Godzilla tear apart Tokyo while citizens scream "Godzilla" in poorly dubbed â&#x20AC;˘ English that just seems to appeal to the inner 5-yearold in me.. After 'seeing "Cloverfield.:' I think my inner 5-year-old is hiding under the bed and I'll never be able to look at giant monster movies ever again. "Clovertield" . isn't really about the giant monster. It's a love story -about missed opportunities and messy feelings set against the backdrop or a giant monster attack against Manhattan. The story follows Rob and his friends. Rob has just gotten a job in Tokyo as the vice president of sonic company, so his brother and his friends decide to throw a going away party for him. During the party, Rob's longtime friend, Beth shows up and the two get into an argument and she leaves. It turns out, Rob and Beth slept together and they're in love with each other, but too dumb and stubborn to admit it. Not longafter Beth leaves, something causes explosions throughout all of Manhattan. It. turns out this is the giant Monster. Rob finds out that Beth is still alive, so he embarks on a quest through a ravaged Manhattan to rescue her. Admittedly, the characters in this movie are pretty unlikable, since they're basically a bunch of irritating Gen Xers who. at first, come off as petty and shallow. However, this attitude changes as the movie goes on since, the movie is being filmed by one of the characters, the audience becon es intimately close with

"I want to know [and see] for myself what is going on in the world], I don't want to hear it on CNN," he said as he takes a seat in front of the packed classroom. Students shifted uncomfortably in Their seats. as Paul Taggart, a. photojournalist who spoke in the communications building Tuesday, sorted through

ECONOMY from nage 1 up ihrec to four percent a year and we had rising here with up to ten percent and places like Florida 30 percent annually." The bubble, als most economic gurus . like to express the gap between actual value and price, is doomed. . - The prices were rising too quickly and they have to come hack down to correct themselves and during this prot. ess people are now loosing money, which creates a giant ripple effect thoughout the economy," Flepner said. Nick Massey, a Regional Vice President for Householder 'Group and frequent guest on - Bloomberg television and CNBC financial programs, is a little more optimistic. According to him even if the economy is undergoing a recession, it should not experience a rough ride. "Since most of the Calculations happen after the fact, by the time we actually know whether it happened or not, it will already be over," Massey said. 'The Federal Reserve on Monday slashed the interest rates down to 3.5 percent, hiclt is the biggest cut in

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the characters. It's like being trapped in an elevator; at first, the people seem like shallow jerks, but after being trapped with them for so long, it's hard not to see their humanity and begin to like them. - Part of the audience's change in perspective on the characters is helped along by

the use of the handheld video camera to film the movie but it's the fact the actors do such an excellent job at portraying their characters that really makes the audience care. The characters seem completely real; they really seem like they're trapped in a dangerous and completely terrify-

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off or just show the audience that the monster is really following the main character around. The movie also uses the "shaky camera" exclusively. While this is probably the only successful use of this style of camera work I've ever seen, it still gave me a bad headache that I had the next morning. There were times that I had to look away from the screen, not because of the grotesqueness of the movie, but because the camera was literally making me sick. The fact is, "Cloverfield" is probably one of the scariest movies I've seen, and is definitely the most intense giant monster movie, period. It's a great, human twist on the giant monster movie that not only has a great deal of depth, but focuses on the absolute terror of the situation. It's a good idea that really pays off. People looking for something different or something genuinely scary should definitely check it out, if they can do so without vomiting.

pictures he had taken in the hard-to-reach, controversial areas of the world. Living in Beirut, Taggart has been covering the Middle East for the past four to five years. He has photographed pictures of the Iraq war, the tsunami in Indonesia, Lebanon and many other assignments throughout the world. Assigning quality work doesn't happen anymore at

newspapers, Taggart said. The photojournalists need to find the story themselves, because the newspaper won't give them the budget, he said. "If you do quality work... those bodies of work will continue to be resold to different newspapers. Take the time and do it right," Taggart told the class.

nearly 24 years. Even that did not help the financial markets and the DJ started Jan. 22 off by shedding more than 450 points in the first few hours. Some specialists believe the Fed will cut rates even more on its regular meeting on Jan 30. President Bush and Congress are closely monitoring the numbers and they clearly gave signs of working on financial packets to jumpstart the economy. Hepner does not directly relate the markets with the economy and its affect on the average American. "The US economy is pretty resilient and the recession should not last more than two to three quarters," he said. The weak dollar, which is demoted due to the low interest rates and oil prices, helps to lower the trade deficit and makes U.S. products more competitive on the international market. Due to the globalization effect, most world economies are also experiencing a slowdown. "They will be forced to lower rates soon. This will help the dollar," he said. Massey does not see an actual affect on the everyday life, even with the ongoing inflation, which according to him is more than normal. "I do anticipate that inflation will reappear to a greater extent in 2009 and 2010," he

said. Massey puts his security in the cash flow. "Don't over extend yourself financially with too much debt or trying to buy things you cannot afford. Save up and pay in cash as much as possible," he said. Currently the Oklahoma unemployment rate is 4.5 percent, which puts the state in the same slot with Texas and. New Jersey according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. "Look for jobs in areas that will be experiencing increasing demand in the next 20," Massey advised graduating UCO students. There are 78 million baby boomers between 62 and 44 years of age will be getting older. Any job serving this sector will be in demand. Nizar Sibai Johnston, a UCO advertising graduate, has spent over a year trying to find a job with his degree. "There are not enough agencies in Oklahoma. They do not have specialized departments. Currently Johnston is managing a local hotel,. and if he is not successful in his job search, he will move to different state to try his luck.

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receive as much feedback as possible. Running the bill "will depend on the feedback from from page 1 students in the state, as to whether it's a problem or classroom," he said. not," he added. Other proposed measures Wesselhoft said if he geti# include developing hiring, an overwhelming response tenure and promotion poli- from students from different cies that protect individuals schools, he will push the bill against viewpoint discrimina- forward, but if response is tion and track any reported lacking, he won't press it. grievances in that regard. One student from â&#x20AC;˘ Also, the bill would estab- Northwestern Oklahoma lish clear campus policies to State University responded to ensure freedom of the press the call. for students and report any The student noted that incidents of student newspa- while "most professors keep per thefts or destruction. an open mind and keep class He is calling the bill the discussions fair and bal"Higher Education Sunshine anced," they had one conflict Act," the term sunshine with a now retired professor meaning that nothing can be who graded based upon a stuin the dark and there is trans- dent's political stance, accordparency. ing to an email obtained from "This is an important issue Rep. Wesselhoft. that guarantees freedom of This was reflected in tests speech but also impacts a from around the classroom. student's freedom to express One student with a certain personal choices â&#x20AC;&#x201D; whether answer might get the quesreligious views or political tion right, and another student ideas or general moral beliefs. with a conservative perspecThis legislation would ensure tive, in this case, would be those rights are not hindered graded down, while another in an academic setting," student with a liberal perspecWesselhoft said in the press tive would get a fair grade. release. The student mentioned in He acknowledged that this the letter that he or she thinks is a problem throughout the "that even though we do not country, and is unsure of the seem to have a clear probsituation in Oklahoma. lem anymore ... I think it "I know that this is a scat- would be a great idea to keep tered problem throughout this from happening in the higher education and other future." parts of the United States. I The student said they think don't know that it's a problem "that all perspectives should in Oklahoma, and that's why be taught for a complete eduI don't know whether I'm cational experience." going to run the bill or not," Media law professor Mark he said. Hanebutt said he wonders Since the potential leg- what exactly Wesselhoft aims islation will affect college to accomplish. students and their freedoms, "I'm not sure what his goal Wesselhoft said he wants is because students don't have them to help develop the leg- the right to talk about whatevislation. er they want in the classroom. "I want input from students The classroom is a state-desacross Oklahoma to see if ignated forum for teaching they have experienced prob- students and the teacher is lems with freedom of speech in charge of the classroom," in the classroom." Wesselhoft he said. said. "Students can email me Hanebutt said students are with their stories. I want to

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meant to sit, listen, take notes and sit at the feet of those who know more about the subject instead of expressing their personal views. "I'm not about to open my classroom up to whoever wants to give a speech. Teachers would lose all control," he said. Wesselhoft distinguished between a yes or no question and a perspective question, ranging from philosophical to theological subjects. "It's one thing to get a question, yes or no, or right or wrong, but when it comes to a person's political philosophy or their religious background, they should be able to explain their views without being hassled," he said. When it comes to these questions, Wesselhoft maintains that "a student should feel free to hold their opinion and not feel in jeopardy that their final score's going to be graded down if they express their opinion, either in writing or verbally in the classroom." "I hope that if I was a student at UCO, I would be able to express my political, religious and moral views and any other views without being ridiculed or penalized," Wesselhoft said. "I don't want to take away the responsibility of the professor to grade, but a professor should not grade against opinion, a professor should grade against the accountability of what was taught during the course; facts and dates," he said. Wesselhoft said he also expects feedback from professors on their views on the issue, as that would give him a complete picture of the issue. Students can email Wesselhoft at paulwesselhoft@okhouse.gov.

EDWARDS from page 1 nents, spend the most time and energy on labor issues. In short clips seemingly tailored for use as sound bites on CNN, Edwards expressed his desire to see a universal health care system in place; to raise minimum wage to a $9.25 per hour; to make changes to trade policies like NAFTA and CAFTA; and finally his desire to take action to ease the mortgage/ home lending crisis. "We need to mandate health care coverage so every citizen has health insurance," he said about one of the nation's biggest headaches. Edwards also criticized President Bush and his administration for the ongoing war in Iraq, spying on U.S. citizens and America's less-thanglorious standing in the eyes of most of the world. "There will be no more

illegal spying on the American people... no torture," Edwards said. "We need to restore America as the great moral leader of the world...we must be the light that guides the world." As for Iraq, Edwards made a promise that seems almost impossible to keep given the current level on U.S. entanglement in the war-torn country. "All troops will be out [of Iraq] in my first year as president. There will be no permanent [U.S.] military installation in Iraq," Edwards said, drawing by far the most enthusiastic applause of the night. And it wouldn't be a political rally in 2008 if somebody didn't talk about "change," one of this campaign's overused buzzwords. "There's been a great deal of talk about change, but when did we change?" Edwards asked, referring to the increased amounts of in fighting among his democratic opponents.

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by AP Writer NEW YORK (AP) _ An autopsy on Heath Ledger was inconclusive, and more tests are needed, the medical examiner's office said Wednesday, a day after the 28-year-old actor was found dead with sleeping pills nearby. It will take about 10 days to complete the investigation, said Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner. Earlier, police said the death was caused by a possible drug overdose and appeared to be accidental. Fans left flowers and candles outside the apartment building in Manhattan's SoHo where the body of the Oscarnominated star of "Brokeback Mountain" was found. Khaled Ali, 41, a stage manager for a Broadway show, dropped off a candle on his way to work. He said he and his fellow cast members were devastated by the news of Ledger's death. "I felt a connection with him as an actor, as a fellow in the theater community," he said. "With 'Brokeback Mountain' he touched me personally in telling the story of my community. It was very touching." Ledger was known for grueling, intense roles that became his trademark after he got his start in teen movies like "10 Things I Hate About You." The Australian-born actor was found dead Tuesday by his housekeeper and masseuse â&#x20AC;&#x201D; lying naked and face-down at the foot of his bed, with prescription sleeping pills nearby, police said. It was a shocking end to a career built on unpredictability. Ledger avoided the safe path in favor of roles that forced him to bury his

Australian accent and downplay his leading-man looks: a tormented gay cowboy in "Brokeback Mountain," a drug addict in "Candy," an incarnation of Bob Dylan in "I'm Not There." In what may be his final finished performance, he took a rare role in a guaranteed summer blockbuster, playing Batman's nemesis, the Joker, in the upcoming "The Dark Knight." But the role was nothing he could phone in; it forced him to rebrand a character last played on the big screen by Jack Nicholson. "I had such great hope for him," Mel Gibson, who played Ledger's father in "The Patriot," said in a statement. "He was just taking off and to lose his life at such a young age is a tragic loss." Ledger split last year with Michelle Williams, who played his wife on the set of "Brokeback Mountain." The two had a daughter, the now 2-year-old Matilda, and had lived together in Brooklyn's Boerum Hill neighborhood. Early Wednesday, Williams and Matilda left Trollhattan, Sweden, where the 27-yearold actress had been shooting scenes for the upcoming film "Mammoth," said Martin Stromberg, a spokesman for film production company Memfis Film. "She received the news at her hotel late last night," Stromberg said, adding he had not spoken to the actress after she learned of Ledger's death. The actor's personal strife was accompanied by professional anxiety. Ledger said in an interview in November that "Dark Knight" and last year's "I'm Not There," took a heavy toll. He said he "stressed out a little too much" during the Dylan film, and had trouble sleeping while portraying

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A makeshift memorial for actor Heath Ledger is left outside the building where his body was found! Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 in the Soho neighborhood of New York. the Joker, whom he called a "psychopathic, mass-murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy." "Last week I probably slept an average of two hours a night," Ledger told The New York Times. "I couldn't stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going." He said he took two Ambien pills, which only worked for an hour. News of Ledger's death spread quickly, from the crowd of 300 people that gathered Tuesday outside his Manhattan apai tnient to the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, where those with close ties to the actor includ-

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"Heath has touched so many people on so many different levels during his short life." Kim Ledger

fictionalized story about the birth of modern skateboarding. Ledger was born in 1979 in the western Australian city

of Perth to a mining engineer and a French teacher, and got iso first acting role playing ester Pan at age 10 at a local â&#x20AC;&#x17E;theater company. He began , acting in independent films as a 16-year-old in Sydney and played a cyclist hoping to land a spot on an Olympic team in a 1996 television show, "Seat." Speaking in Perth, Ledger's father called the actor's death "tragic, untimely and accidental." Kim Ledger called his son "down-to-earth, generous, kind-hearted, life-loving, unselfish" and "extremely inspirational to many." "Heath has touched so many people on so many different levels during his short life," he said. "Please now respect our family's need to grieve and come to terms with our loss privately." After several independent films, Ledger moved to Los Angeles at age 19 and starred opposite Julia Stiles in "10 Things I Hate About You," a reworking of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." Offers for other teen flicks came his way, but Ledger turned them down, preferring to remain idle than sign on for projects he didn't like. "It wasn't a hard decision for me," Ledger told The Associated Press in 2001. "It was hard for everyone else around me to understand. Agents were like, 'You're crazy,' my parents were like, 'Come on, you have to eat."' He began to gravitate toward more independent films after roles in "Monster's Ball," "The Patriot" and "A Knight's Tale." His work in 2005's "Brokeback Mountain" earned him an Academy Award nomination for best actor. In the 2006 film "Candy," Ledger played a poet wrestling with a heroin addiction

along with his girlfriend. Neil Armfield, who directed Ledger in the film, said the actor had "handled his career incredibly well," steering himself toward more challenging roles. "He made a decision about four years ago to stop being led by producers and managers and to forge his own way," Armfield told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio. He brought the same intensity to "Dark Knight." Glimpsed in early teaser trailers, Ledger is more depraved and dark than comical. The film's director, Christopher Nolan, said this month that Ledger's Joker would be wildly different from Nicholson's. "It was a very great challenge for Heath," Nolan said. "He's extremely original, extremely frightening, tremendously edgy. A very young character, a very anarchic presence that taps into a lot of our basic fears and panic." Ledger was a widely recognized figure in his SoHo neighborhood, where Michelle Vella said she frequently saw him carrying his 2-year-old daughter on his shoulders, or having ice cream with her. "It's a shock; he's so young," said Taren Dolbashian, who also had seen Ledger with his daughter. "He always seems so happy." Near the entrance to the building housing his loft, about two dozen bouquets and a dozen candles formed a makeshift memorial. One note said, "I couldn't find anything bad about you."

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I'm just going to say it. only movie I've seen that uses the time, shaky cam seems to The shaky cam style of filni- the shaky camera effectively, be used in fistfights, often at ing movies is just plain still , but that's really only because the ultimate duel in an action pid. I think the point of the movie is supposed to be movie between the main charmoving the camera around an amateur tape of the giant acter and the primary villain. during a heavy action scene monster attack recovered by I think the point is to show like a spaz is supposed to the Department of Defense. how painful the fight really is, apply some sort of "gritty" Here, the idea of the shaky to give a sense of gravity to feel to the scene, but really, cam works. Too bad it's still the pain of being punched in all it does is obscure what's really annoying in this movie the face. However, since the going on and leaves me with and managed to bother me camera seems like it's being enough that I had to close my manned by a hopped-up coke a giant headache. I can't count how many eyes while they were running addict, all that seems to show on-screen fist fights I've seen around just to get my equilib- up is a bunch of blurs and a few snippets of the fight. that have been mined by the rium back. There's no added gritIt's annoying and nauseatuse of shaky cam, but it's ing, but in "Cloverfield" it tiness with the shaky cam. been way too many. The monster movie seems to work. In other mov- Okay, that's not completely "Cloverfield" is probably the ies, not so much. Most of true, since it kind of worked

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It was 2003, in a reception at the British Embassy in Nepal that I met Sir Edmund Hillary. He was 83 years old then, but even after a long day of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest, Hillary looked energetic. The evening was formal and many mountaineers had gathered. Hillary was constantly surrounded by people but he gave equal attention to each. He listened and made no shoW of himself. I was

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in awe of the man who had been the first to conquer the 8,848m peak with Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. At one point in the evening, Hillary and I were standing by the same table. "Been a long day?" I asked. "Yes, quite a day," he smiled, and was lead again to a television camera. It wasn't much of a conversation, but Hillary's humbling personality was inspiring. It endeared him to many

people. He had declined Queen Elizabeth II's invitation in London to celebrate in Kathmandu, instead. That same week, he was given an honorary Nepali citizenship. I don't have the notes of my interview with Peter Hillary and Jamling Norgay, the sons of the Everest summiteers, anymore, but I remember the awe and respect they had for their fathers. The young men were following in their footsteps and working together on a National Geographic documentary of Everest. The Sherpas in the Everest region consider Hillary their closest western friend. The ascent of Everest in 1953 was the beginning of many things. Hillary founded the Himalayan Trust and helped set up more than 30 schools, two hospitals, medical clinics, bridges, airstrips and miles of trails in the Solukhumbu region at the base of Everest. Now, there are Okl ahomans trying to help the region, too. Last December, Stephanie Graham of the Magic Yeti Children's Library raised funds through an exhibition and slideshow at Oklahoma City to set up libraries for children in the region, near

in "Blair Witch" and really worked in "Cloverfield," but that's because the movies were supposed to seem like it was amateur footage not an actual movie. In other movies, it just gets in the way. "Grittiness" comes from the inherent style of the movie, and can be done without any use of the shaky cam. In action movies, the shaky cam seems to be more of a way to hide a poorly choreographed fight rather than add some kind of "realism" to combat. Yes, I've been in a few fights in my time, and in real life, it is kind of a blur,

but in a movie the audience isn't a participant for most of the movie. To try and force it in the climactic battle just seems silly. Okay, maybe the idea is to keep the fight exciting or something, but it doesn't seem to do that since it's impossible to tell what's going on. Leave the shaky cam for the "Cloverfields" and "Blair Witches" of the world, and leave it out of the "Die Hards."

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the Sir Edmund Hillary School. Graham plans to visit UCO soon and hold an event to talk about her project. Hillary wasn't very strong as a young boy and actually started out as a bee-keeper when he left school. Seven expeditions had tried to climb Everest and failed yet Hillary and Tenzing set out to do what no man had done and stood on the highest point in the world on May 29, 1953.

Hillary's sense of adventure didn't stop with the conquest of Everest. In the next few years, he climbed several more mountains, searched for the Yeti and led expeditions to Antarctica (in 2007 when he was in his 80s!). It is no wonder his Jan. 11 death is being mourned all over the world.

At Rum Doodle Restaurant in Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal, there are large cutouts of yeti footprints with names of visitors, names, jokes, autographs and occasional swear words. The place proudly claims to be at 40,000 '/2 feet. Behind the bar are framed signatures of famous mountaineers and other visitors. It is a tribute to the heroes who climbed the Himalayan ranges and was started around Sir Edmund Hillary's autograph. Now, signatures that surround Hillary's include Naomi Uemura, Reinhold Messner, Ang Rita Sherpa, Gary Ball, and Junko Tabei. Also in frames are signatures of former US President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalyn Carter, who visited the place.

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Career fair expands opportunity Teen sex future employers. Citizens Bank of Edmond, Staff Writer Dell, Farmers Insurance, Companies will be on the Integris Health, and Target are lookout for new employees just a few of the companies during Career Services's that will be in attendance. annual Spring Career and The fair is open to all Internship Fair Jan. 30 at UCO students who may have the Nigh University Center an interest in a certain area, Ballroom. whether it's insurance, retail Beth Adele Waddelow, or sales. Waddelow said it's a director of Career Services chance for upperclassmen to said that career fair is kind of get their name out there and like a trade show, with doz- make an impression on future ens of booths set up for the employees. It also provides public to come and see what underclassmen, who might the different companies have not know what they want to to offer. do, the opportunity to see the "It is a place where stu- possibilities out there. dents are selling themselves "It gives them a chance to the businesses and the busi- to come by and ask quesnesses are selling themselves tions about things they might to the students," Waddelow be interested in," Waddelow said. said. The event is free to the Students wanting to attend public and will feature about the Career Fair are required to 90 local and national organi- dress in a professional manzations. ner. No shorts, hats, or book Representatives from the bags will be allowed. Men companies are present at must wear a tie and women the event to assist students wearing skirts must wear in finding internships and hose. full-time employment. The According to the "dress fair also gives students the to impress guide", appearopportunity to make helpful ance is a key factor when it contacts and connections with comes to first impressions.

Many employers interpret a person's appearance in terms of what they know about the world around them and what attention they give to detail. This attire will also help students feel a sense of confidence, which can easily be picked up on by prospective employees. Participants planning to attend are encouraged to bring several copies of their resumes to leave with employers. They are also encouraged to bring prepared questions for companies they are interested in pursing. Waddelow also said students should bring a notebook and portfolio with them so they can take notes and gather information of some of the different companies they might find interesting. • For more information about the 2008 Spring Career and Internship Fair visit www. careers.ucok.edu or contact UCO Career Services (405) 974-3346.

done in America," he said. "The majority of my work never sees American light." To help cope with the traumatizing impact of his photo assignments, Taggart takes pictures of topics that he is really interested in and are uplifting or rewarding. He said taking pictures in the Congo of mountain gorillas or of the whales in Antarctica is a way to cope with the trauma. During his presentation, he told stories of being arrested in Iraq, Cuba and Liberia. Once, he said, he was on assignment in Iraq when he and his team were gathered together, blindfolded and thrown in the back of a car.

Scared and confused, Taggart didn't know what to expect at the end of the car ride. When the captured team of photographers arrived at their destination, they were relieved to discover the Iraqi's only wanted pictures taken of a press conference they were about to have, Taggart said. For more information about Taggart, his experiences and upcoming assignments visit his Web site, www.paultaggart.com.

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TAGGART from page 4 Taggart has been all over the world taking pictures of history starting at an early age. "It's amazing to be in the middle of the story, to be researching history," Taggart said. Taggart said most of his work is sold to newspapers in Europe. This, he said, is because they show more content in the news and censor less. "I'm a little bit cynical Aityat the way journalism is

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Women slap down Cameron by Justin Langston Senior Staff Writerz On Saturday afternoon, the UCO women's basketball team took on Cameron 'University and won with a decisive 83-55 victory. "This was our seventh win in a row and the girls are getting better every day," head coach Guy Hardaker said. "All 12 of them got in them game and all of the contributed to the win." The opening of the game was fairly back and forth, with UCO taking only a small lead. It wasn't until late in the half when UCO began to get ahead, but the lead was still small, by the end of the first half, UCO lead eight, going into intermission with a 35-27 advantage. In the second period, UCO really began to take off UCO quickly amassed a 19-point lead, which the team held strong. For several minutes, the Bronchos couldn't quite seem to break their lead over 20 points, hovering around a 16-19 point lead until about midway through the final half. It was forward Taylor Allen who broke through the 19-point lead ceiling and ended a minute and a half dry spell for both teams. After Allen's score, UCO's lead continued to grow, with the Bronchos going unscored on for more than three minutes. Late in the game, UCO hit a two minute section without scoring a single point, which ended when forward Ashley Beckley scored and brought UCO's lead to 25, an advantage that grew to be 31 points until, at the last second, Cameron sank a three-pointer, losing by only 28 points instead of 31. Guard Cassidy Pillow led the team in scores, making a total of 18 points, scoring 7-9 from the field and 2-2 from

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Kasey Tweed dribbles around a Cameron University player during a win of 83-55 at Hamilton Fieldhouse on Saturday, Jan. 19. the free-throw line. Pillow also had a perfect record on three pointers, sinking both of her attempts. Guard Christina Yarbrough scored .13 points; making 5 - 9 from the field and 3-4 of her three point attempts. Beckley and forward Lizzie Brenner each had

11 points, with Beckley making 3-9 from the field and 5-6 from the free-throw line and Brenner making 4-11 from the field and 2-4 from the free_ throw line. UCO's next game will be on the road, as they travel to Ada this Saturday to take on

East Central. The Bronchos will return home to Hamilton Field House on Wednesday, Jan 30 to take on Northeastern State. Justin Langston can be reached at jlangston@thevistaonline.com .

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Super Bowl fever in high gear by AP Writer

TOPPLE ning by a 17 point tech fall in the second period. The Lopers responded by stringing together a couple of wins and narrowing to the score to a single point. Both Broncho losses were close battles as Colby Robinson lost 3-2 and Jason Leavitt was beaten in sudden victory overtime. With victory uncertain for either team, Cody Rowell pulled off the shocking and decisive upset at 165 pounds. Unranked Rowell met No. 4 Taylor May in the middle of the mat and had his way with him, pinning his ranked opponent in the second period and putting the Bronchos up by seven. Danniel Morrison then dropped a one-point decision, but UCO used the next two matches to put the contest out of reach. Heath Jolley and Jarrett Edison both won by decision, making the score 23-13 with only one bout remaining. Victory was assured. The Lopers were able to win the final match as heavyweight Dustin Finn dropped .a 10-5 decision. The Bronchos continue their grueling schedule this week when the team travels to Colorado to face No. 5 Adams State. Jeff Massie can be reached at jmassie@thevistaonline.com .

January 24, 2008

NEW YORK (AP) _ Even by Super Bowl standards, this one has it all. Unbeaten team vs. unpredictable team. Most valuable player vs. least likely Manning. New York vs. Boston. Plus a supermodel, to boot. And kicking off the hype, Tom Brady's bum foot. Who needs Xs and Os, anyway? Bring on Gisele! The week before the week before the big game has barely begun, and already the buzz is brewing over the New England Patriots and New York Giants. Off the field, especially. Fine by the NFL. In a league that loves attention and promotes itself with a TV network that provides 24-hour coverage, this is more perfect than the Pats. Besides, isn't this exactly why they have the extra-week break before the game? Been a while since Joe Namath lounged poolside with the blondes and promised a win, or Jim McMahon paraded down Bourbon Street. Neon Deion Sanders and Terrell Owens were rank amateurs, by comparison. If Super Bowl XLII publicists needed any more eyeballs, they've found them in XL fashion. Funny thing, the epicenter of the football world — for the moment, anyway — isn't a snowy practice field in Foxborough, or an indoor bubble at the Meadowlands or a giant dome in the Arizona desert. Nope, it's a neatly appointed, brick town house on a quiet, quaint street tucked away in the old, historic section of Greenwich Village. That's where the NFL's AllAmerican boy — the dimple-chinned Brady — limped around with a walking boot on his right foot, spending time with girlfriend Gisele Bundchen. The Patriots quarterback also showed up with a bouquet of flowers. Nice for her; nice for the New York Post headline writers, too. "FLOWERY TOM A POSY PATSIE," the newspaper blared Tuesday. OK, hardly the Ickey Shuffle or the Super Bowl Shuffle. But a glam start building toward America's No. 1 sporting event, a game on Feb. 3 in suburban Phoenix that's expected to attract 1 billion viewers all over the globe. Then again, maybe it's all a ruse. The conspiracy theorists

were out in full force Tuesday on WFAN, the all-sports radio station in New York, suggesting that the 18-0 Patriots put Brady in a soft cast merely to confuse the Giants. In fact, there are pictures aplenty on the Web, showing Brady squiring Bundchen from her West Village pad to an East Village hotspot minus the boot. Brady isn't addressing whether anything is seriously amiss. The two-time Super Bowl MVP simply said he was "a little nicked up" and that "I'd have to be on a stretcher to miss this one." David Letterman, meanwhile, offered his own plan. The "Late Show" host suggested the Giants might consider slipping last year's Super Bowl MVP, Peyton Manning, into the No. 10 jersey worn by his brother, Eli. Eli may not have the cachet of his older brother, but at least he did not make the same mistake that Brett Favre did, throwing an interception that cost the Green Bay Packers a chance to beat the Giants in overtime last weekend. After that victory in the NFC championship game, the brothers talked on the phone. "He said I'm past the point where he can give me advice anymore," Eli said. "He wants it the other way now. I don't know if I agree with him, but it's great to hear it from him. I'll take all the advice I can get." He's sure to hear plenty. Over the years, the break between the league conference games and the Super Bowl has varied between one week and two weeks. The coaches and players usually want to get going; NFL handlers like the anticipation to percolate. It's bound to happen, particularly with a built-in rivalry. Beantown vs. the Big Apple once again, this time on the gridiron instead of the diamond. Leave it to Red Sox star Curt Schilling to throw out the first pitch. Many Yankees rooters still think his famous bloody sock in the 2004 postseason was a stunt, and he knows exactly how rival fans feel about the perfect Patriots. "I love it," he told the Boston Herald, "that everyone else hates them!"

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Wrestlers topple top-ranked Kearney by Jeff Massie Sports Writer Just days after head wrestling coach David James earned his 300th win, the No. 3 Bronchos were back in action when No. I ranked Nebraska-Kearney came to town. UCO had squeaked out a two-point victory against the Lopers at the National Duals just before last weekend's rematch in Edmond. This time, the Bronchos were able to . expand the margin of victory, toppling the top-ranked team 23-16. "We lost some close matches that we've got to find a way to win, but overall I was pretty pleased with our effort," Coach James said in a statement to UCO's Media Relations. Early on, it looked as though the Bronchos might be headed down the wrong trail when Nick Rice lost by major decision at 125 pounds. It was the second time Rice had earned the nod to kick off the action, but has unfortunately lost both. In the following match, undefeated Tim Elliot was credited with his 10th win, earning this one by forfeit. This victory put the team up by two and No. 1 Kyle Evans extended the lead to 11-4. Evans thumped his opponent, giving up no points and win

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MO Men win big over Cameron by Justin Langston Senior Staff Writer The UCO Men's Basketball gained their 4th victory in a row when they gained, a win over Cameron University, winning 112-90, on Saturday afternoon at Hamilton Field House. "We were hitting our shots and did a great job of executing our offense," head coach Terry Evans said "We didn't play very well offensively against Commerce the other day but worked hard getting ready for this game and it paid off." While UCO began the game with an early threepointer from guard John Neal, but it was Cameron who took off and took a brief lead in the early minutes of the game. While Cameron didn't last long on top, UCO managed to hold only a slim advantage, the difference only being about one point. the Bronchos would pull ahead for a bit, but Cameron would come back. For a brief moment in time, the game was tied. However, midway through the half, UCO finally took a commanding lead by getting up by 12. For the majority of the mid-part of the half, UCO seemed. to hover around a 12 point lead until guard/forward Sam Belt sank a three pointer and pushed UCO's advantage much higher. Cameron mounted a comeback late in the half, but was shut down by the Bronchos, with the half ending with UCO leading 57-36. After intermission, Cameron began to chip away at UCO's advantage, outscor-

ing UCO two to one in the opening two minutes. In fact, UCO was only able to score a single bucket in the first three and a half minutes of the game. It was Belt who finally broke the team's drought by sinking a pair of free throws. After that, UCO took off, building up a huge 26point lead. With only 10 minutes remaining, the lead improved to more than 30 when Forward Lance Harper dunked one in. The game would bounce back between a 26 and 30-point advantage for UCO for most of the rest of the half. Things were good for the Bronchos until the twilight minutes of the game, when they finally seemed to slow down, around the time guard Larry Franklin and guard Eric Cazenave broke UCO's score into triple digits. In the last five minutes of the game, Cameron outscored UCO two to one again, when the Bronchos only made 12 points. Belt led the team in points, scoring 28 and setting a school career record of scoring 215 three pointers. Belt made 8-11 from the field and 8-10 from the free-throw line. Belt managed to sink 46 of his three point attempts. Franklin scored 20 points with 7-12 from the field and 1-4 from free-throw line. Next Saturday, the Bronchos will travel to Ada to take on East Central. UCO will return home to play at Hamilton Field House on Wednesday Jan. 30 to take on Northeastern State. Justin Langston can be reached at fiangston@thevistaonline.corn.

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Brian Walker dribbles past a Cameron University player during a game at Hamilton Fieldhouse on Saturday, Jan. 19. UCO defeated Cameron 112-90.

Hockey club snaps eight-game losing streak

Freshman Greg Masters defends the puck against the University of Colorado at Saturday nights game at the Artic Edge skating rink. UCO lost the match 3-2. by Justin Langston Senior Staff Writer After eight straight losses, the UCO Hockey team came back over the weekend to win two of its games in a three game weekend against Colorado State and the University of Colorado on home ice. On Friday night

and Sunday afternoon, UCO just couldn't get it through," was able to beat Colorado head coach Craig McAlister State in two hard fought said. "Our problem was, games. On Saturday night, we've got to get over the the Bronchos stood valiant- hump. Every little thing ly against the University of that went wrong with us did. Colorado, but fell in a close On Friday, we overcame match. advefsity and won. Tonight "Even with everything we [Sunday] we were the team did in that second game, we that overcame."

On Friday night, UCO beat down Colorado State 74. CSU opened the game with a quick goal and took an early lead over the Bronchos, which held for the majority of the period. It wasn't until 5:35 that UCO was able to get on the board when forward Jason Thibodeau gave an assist to forward Shawn Steggles, who knocked it into the net and tied up the game. In the next period, UCO came back with a vengeance when the Bronchos opened the period with a goal by Curt Leich in the opening minutes, taking the lead, which held for the rest of the period. Throughout the period, UCO piled on the points, with a goal from forward Matt Cohn and one from Thibodeau. Late in the period, CSU was able to get a penalty shot, but the period ended with UCO up 4-2. In the final period, Colorado mounted a comeback, scoring twice more, and came within range of taking back the lead. However, in the final five minutes, UCO rallied back and took a definitive lead. It started when Thibodeau made his second and third goals, both within 20 seconds of each other, earning him a hat trick. Finally, defenseman Casey Lehmann knocked the last goal of the game. In the next game, on

Saturday night, UCO made but the period ended with a a great stride against the 2-1 advantage for UCO. In the next period, UCO University of .Colorado, but was just shy of victory, los- repeated its early success by ing 3-2. The University of scoring once again, when Colorado opened up the game Canizzo shot one past the with a goal in the opening goalie after less than two minutes. In what seemed to minutes into the period. Not be a repeat of Friday night's much later, Cohn made anothgame, UCO scored late in er goal, brining the advantage the period when forward to 4-1. CSU scored once Alex Jackson tied the game. again, late in the period, but However, Colorado scored in was still not at UCO's level. Looking for revenge for the last three minutes and the past two periods, CSU took the lead, In the second period, UCO scored early in the game, tried to rally back when for- chipping UCO's advantage ward Jonathan Canizzo tied to 4-3. UCO responded by the game again. However, not letting CSU take another that was as close as UCO goal. It looked like UCO was would get to victory, as the going to skate by with a close University of Colorado took victory when CSU scored the lead a couple of min- once more with 3.6 seconds utes later and held it for the left on the clock, forcing the remainder of the game. The game into overtime. In overtime, UCO refused third period was completely to yield and Alfrey scored silent. In the final game, on a minute and a half into the Sunday afternoon,. UCO took bonus period, winning the on CSU again, who triumphed game. UCO took the victory 7-5 against the University 5-4. Next weekend, UCO will of Oklahoma on Saturday night. UCO refused to repeat be traveling to Pennsylvania the mistakes of the previous to take on Robert Morris night and opened up with a University. The Bronchos goal from forward AJ Alfrey will return to home ice at the on the power play ten and a Arctic Edge Ice Arena on Feb. half minutes into the game. 1 to take on Lindenwood. Just three minutes later, UCO began racking up the scores again when forWard Matt Cohn knocked another. Not Justin Langston can be reached to be completely humiliated, at fiangston©thevistaonline.com . Colorado State scored one,

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