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Tuesday, March 7, 2006

First lady declares: March to celebrate youth arts by Heather Warlick Staff Writer Students, educators and legislators will celebrate Youth Arts Day 9 a.m. to noon March 7 on the fourth floor of the State Capitol Rotunda. Oklahoma’s first lady, Kim Henry, will declare March “Youth Arts Month” in Oklahoma. The purpose of the day will be to raise awareness of the importance of funding for the arts in education. “We want to show legislators how important the arts are to everybody,” said Inez Banks, program director of the UCO College of Arts, Media & Design. “The arts foster imagination and creativity for students.” Jennifer Warren, current Miss Oklahoma and former Miss UCO will also speak at Youth Arts Day. She will discuss how the performing arts changed her life and why arts funding should be a priority for Oklahoma lawmakers. Interim Dean of the UCO College of Arts, Media & Design, Dr. John Clinton, will act as Master of Ceremonies, and the UCO Combo Ensemble, directed by Dr. Kent Kidwell, professor of music will open the festivities. Other performers range from middle school to college level groups, including the Classen School of Advanced Studies Dance Department, the Oklahoma Music Educators Association Children’s Chorus, the Verdigris High School Jazz Combo and the Chickasaw Children’s Chorus. UCO alumna, Missy Attebery, elementary music teacher at Chisholm Elementary School said Edmond schools could use more state funding for the arts, but support from bonds, ParentTeacher Organizations and student fundraisers have allowed the arts to thrive in spite of relatively low state funding. “Edmond is a surprisingly poor district, because we don’t have very much industry, so our tax base isn’t very high,” Attebery said. “Statistics prove that children who study muisic at an early age are going to do better in their academic subjects,” Attebery said. “The research is very strong that it helps with higher thinking and organization skills.” She said the arts are “a way for students to express their feelings,” and “a way to be part of something.” Youth Arts Day is free to the public and is sponsored by CreateOK and the Oklahoma Arts Education Coalition.

by Vista photographer Midori Sasaki

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The UCO Kaleidoscope Dancers practice for their upcoming concert in the Health and P.E. Building March 2. The concert premieres March 9 at Mitchell Hall.

Our parents had malt shops; we have 'Facebook' by Nathan Winfrey Senior Staff Writer The one year anniversary of UCO’s introduction to the online student directory,, approaches and with new features added regularly, the Web site continues to be a social nexus and chronic time consumer for busy students. Launched on Feb. 4, 2004 by founder Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook connects thousands of colleges, universities and high schools nationwide, and thousands of UCO student profiles have been added to the

UCO Policy Institute's study shows state government growing

free online directory. Faculty can also participate, as long as they have a school e-mail address. A profile consists of a student’s picture and personal information such as their major, home town, relationship status, likes and dislikes. Students can search for profiles and information on people at their school as well as students at other colleges and high schools. Members may request links to people they know through “friendships.” “Everyone does it, and it’s kind of a fad,” said Nick Cooper, a nursing sophomore who said he will never add his profile to the network. “It’s impersonal.”

Cooper said his friends tease him about not joining Facebook and tell him it’s a great way to keep in touch with friends, but he said he tells them, “If I want to keep in touch with someone I’ll call them or write them a letter.” Ryan Smith, sports medicine sophomore, said he signed up two or three hours after the service became available at UCO. He said he has 330 “friends,” and he knows almost all of them in real life.

see FACEBOOK, page 8

Senate hopeful solicits help of UCO democrats

Opera star performs at Mitchell Hall

Offers students a 'constructive internship'

by Mark Hall Staff Writer The UCO Policy Institute released a study revealing that Oklahoma’s government grew faster than the national average from 1992-2002. The study, titled “Growth in Oklahoma’s State and Local Governments from 1992-2002,” had Oklahoma ranked 10th in the nation in tax revenue growth for the 10-year span, but if the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, a proposal that would regulate the amount of government growth, had been in place, Oklahoma would have been ranked 49th. “The report is trying to explain whether the growth is good for Oklahoma,” said Dr. Susanne Currier, associate director of the UCO Policy Institute. “Oklahoma’s growth declined after 2002 due to recession,” said Dr. Mickey Hepner, the study’s author and director of the UCO Policy Institute. “The government just recently regained the page amount see TAX, 9

by Alex Gambill Staff Writer

State senate candidate Tim Emrich spoke Feb. 1 to the UCO Young Democrats at their meeting about his campaign and encouraged the students to intern for his primary election July 25. Emrich was the deputy director of presidential scheduling for President Clinton by Vista photographer Midori Sasaki during his second term. Leona Mitchell, UCO music department artist-in-residence, performs Richard Emrich said he announced Strauss' "Zueignung" March 3 in the Mitchell Hall Theater. his candidacy Jan. 20, 2005 for Norman’s District 16. “You cannot sacrifice your integrity,” Emrich said. “I believe people need a voice at the State Capitol, and I believe special interest groups and big and Davis said he’s been on the qualified after winning sev- would advance to nationals. corporations don’t.” team for five years. enth place in a tournament at After that tournament UCO He told the students if they “This is the first year we’ve the Kansas City Community ranked No. 22. have good ideas and want to worked together,” Shook said. College. She said the tour“This (NDT) is the most difmake a difference they should “At one point you get enough nament determined the top 25 ficult tournament of the year,” run for office. credibility and evidence that it teams in a five state radius- Shook said. Kim Roberts, political sciworks.” Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, see DEBATE, page 3 Shook said she and Davis Missouri and Arkansas- that

UCO to send team to National Debate Tournament by Courtney Bryce Managing Editor Two members of the UCO Debate Team head to the National Debate Tournament March 23-26 at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Lindsey Shook and James Davis, interpersonal communication seniors and debate partners, said this is the first time in 16 years that a team from UCO has qualified for the NDT. Shook said she has been on the debate team for four years,

Friday Night Live returns

The Student Programming Board hosts the first installment of 'Friday Night Live' for the spring semester.

See News pg. 9

see EMRICH, page 4

World News Briefs Get a sampling of the major news stories around the world, including a recap of the 78th annual Academy Awards March 5 in Los Angeles.

See News pg. 7

'Awesome Radio' debuts this week Arianna Poland debuts her new radio show, which will feature the music of local bands, March 7.

See News pg. 5



March 7, 2006

theVista Editorial


Matt Cauthron, Editor in Chief Courtney Bryce, Managing Editor Trisha Evans, Copy Editor Ashley Romano, Copy Editor

Brett Deering, Photo Editor Midori Sasaki Travis Marak


News Nathan Winfrey, Senior Staff Writer Heather Warlick, Staff Writer Alex Gambill, Staff Writer Desiree Treeby, Staff Writer Mark Hall, Staff Writer

Elizabeth Erwin, Ad Director Tyler Evans, Ad Designer

Cartoons/Illustrations Cary Stringfield


Sports Kristen Limam, Sports Editor Teddy Burch, Sports Writer Harry Gatewood III, Sports Writer

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Cooking 101: 'Balanced breakfast' isn't so hard after all by Callie A. Collins Health Columnist

You’ve heard it since grade school. The concept of a balanced breakfast, represented by idealistic cereal commercials complete with yogurt, eggs, toast and freshsqueezed orange juice, continues to elude most students. Making time to eat something in the morning, much less prepare it, hardly seems feasible during the school semester, and the thought of getting up earlier to measure baking powder or fry bacon is enough to make most of us sink deeper into the covers. An energy drink, cup of coffee, or diet cola usually jumpstarts a college campus, often accompanied by a donut, cigarette or granola bar. Making a more individual choice can yield health benefits including improved concentration and memory functioning, key components for testtakers. Contrary to popular opinion, people who make a regular effort to eat a decent breakfast are less likely to be obese, as they start out eating earlier in the day rather than consuming two energy-packed meals in the early afternoon and evening with little chance to expend the implied calories. Even eggs, which have undergone scrutiny in Americans’ battle with cho-

lesterol, are back on the menu after more complete dietary analysis. Variety can be the key to enjoying a healthy breakfast everyday. Rather than wolfing down stick-to-yourribs biscuits n’ gravy or cheese grits each morning, try alternating homemade tastes with modern convenience foods. Select a new cereal, or add a handful of dried blueberries to your usual pick. Stir together a smoothie, make a peanut butter sandwich, or try one of the following easy recipes that’ll have you out of the kitchen before the six o’clock bell. Sunday brunch or weekday rush, there’s something here for every schedule. Cooking skills aside, anyone can follow a basic recipe for some family favorites demystified. Choose what works for you, from traditional French toast to an international morning feast. A morning standard, French toast remains a quick one-dish solution you can stir, heat and eat without getting your hands too dirty. Rather than combining messy mixes and teaspoons of vegetable oil, fresh ingredients make a tastier main dish readily combined with maple syrup, powdered sugar or fruit spreads.

overs. Choose pre-shredded Carefully flip and finish Save time by using leftrather than block cheese. cooking. over white rice and canned Serve with cheese. beans. Fifteen-Minute Everything Omelet Make ahead and freeze French Toast Preparation Time: 10 or store in the refrigerator. Preparation Time: 10 minutes Grab and go. Gallo Pinto minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Serves 2 Cook Time: 5 minutes Preparation Time: 15 Serves 2 Serves 1 Travel Mug Smoothie minutes Preparation Time: 5 minCooking Time: 20 minIngredients: Ingredients: utes utes 3 Slices White or Whole 3 Eggs Serves: 1 Wheat Bread ½ C. Milk Ingredients: 2 Eggs ¼ C. Chopped Onion Ingredients: 1 ½ C. cooked White ½ C. Milk ¼ C. Chopped Green ½ Ripe Banana Rice ¼ C. Butter or Non-Stick Pepper ¼ C. Milk 1 C. canned Black Beans Cooking Spray 1 can Mushrooms ¼ C. Cherry Yogurt ½ C. chopped Onion 1 C. precooked Ham or ½ C. Cold Water 2 tbsp. Canola Oil Utensils: Bacon Crumbles 2 tsp. Brown Sugar Salt and Powdered Mixing Bowl ½ C. Shredded Cheddar Chipped Ice, to taste Oregano, to taste Fork Cheese Knife Non-stick Cooking Utensils: Optional: 2 Hotdogs Frying Pan Spray Fork Cup Utensils: Utensils: Frying Pan Stack the bread and Frying Pan Mash banana. Combine Spatula slice in half. Beat the eggs Mixing Bowl all ingredients. Shake vigKnife with the milk and dip bread Fork orously and serve wellCutting Board slices in batter. Heat the pan 2 Plastic Cutting Boards chilled. and douse with non-stick 2 Knives Set aside rice. Chop the spray or melt enough marSpatula Although served in many onion while the oil heats garine to line the surface. Can Opener countries throughout Latin in the skillet. Lightly salt Carefully use the fork to America and the Caribbean, the onion and brown in the fish out the battered bread Wash and slice vegeta- this filling breakfast is most oil. Add the rice and beans. and fry until brown. Serve bles. Dice the meat on a renowned for its long- Allow to cook until crispy. immediately. separate cutting board. established appeal in Costa Season as desired with salt Combine milk and eggs, Rica. A signature dish of and oregano. Sample this combination stir with fork until well the region, it’s often served Heat hotdogs in microor add the ingredients of mixed. with coffee, fried plantains, wave and slice over preyour choice to create an Spray and heat pan. avocado, soft cheeses, pared entrée prior to servomelet that includes dairy, Add all ingredients to bread or corn tortilla, eggs, ing, if desired. vegetable and meat serv- the egg mixture, except the or fresh fruits like pineings. Vegetarians can sub- cheese. apple. Improvise to make stitute ham for turkey bacon Pour into pan and let your own regional version or tofu. Slice veggies and cook over medium heat as a main dish or part of that Callie A. Collins can be reached at store in advance or use left- until brown on edges. complete breakfast.

CAMPUS QUOTES: 'Crash' wins best picture at 78th Academy Awards Compiled and photographed by Travis Marak & Midori Sasaki.

What do you think was the best movie of 2005? “Red Eye, and Pride & Prejudice.”

“Fun With Dick and Jane. I just like Jim Carrey.”

“Tristan and Isolde. It was really romantic.”

“King Kong. When I watched it, I got really engrossed in it. And it was modeled after old movies.”

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DEBATE from page 1 Davis said only 64 to 78 teams in the nation qualify for the NDT. Shook said every team is guaranteed to compete in eight rounds, which are called preliminary rounds. She said after the eight rounds the top half of the teams advance to another round. Shook said from this point in the tournament half of the remaining teams are eliminated after every round, which are called “out rounds.� “If we made it to out rounds, we’d be ecstatic,� Shook said. “For UCO to go from not qualifying to out rounds would be a big deal.� “I think we can do it,� Davis said. Shook and Davis said they will compete against teams from major schools, including Emory University, Dartmouth University, Harvard University and Northwestern University. They said the debate team they would most like to beat is the University of Oklahoma, currently ranked No. 17. “They won this district tournament we were at last time,� Shook said. Shook and Davis said the debate team has increased their capacity for academic learning. “The reason that all of us can speak eloquently and write papers is because we were taught

by Vista photographer Travis Marak

The UCO debate team of James Davis and Lindsey Shook will compete in the National Debate Tournament, March 23-26 in Chicago. whenever we started debate to back ideas with warrants and evidence,� Shook said. She said the literature and philosophy they read in debate is different than in academia.

“When you’re in philosophy, you read about Plato and Socrates,� Shook said. “We have to get beyond basic philosophy. We have to study what’s current in philosophy and what’s

current in the world.� Davis said the extent of the research they are required to do involves thinking. “Research supplements our thinking,� Davis said. “It lays

the foundation for proof of our Davis said he will stay on and thoughts. I think debate has help coach the UCO Debate taught me more than any other Team. professor.� Shook said she will go on to Courtney Bryce can be reached at graduate school next year, and

Dance troupe's show to feature show tunes, with some rock & roll on the side by Heather Warlick Staff Writer

The UCO Kaleidoscope Dancers will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 9-11 at Mitchell Hall for their spring concert. The concert will feature the 26-member dance troupe performing to musical styles ranging from Broadway to Led Zeppelin. “UCO is a very modern based school, and a lot of our shows tend to be a little bor-

ing to an audience member who doesn’t see dance all the time,� said Billy Rogers UCO dance senior. “This show is varied in every way possible. It’s more of an entertaining show than a formal recital.� Faculty members, students and guest artists Lesley Snelson Figueroa, Abby Fiat, Malaya Ho and Brian Vernon choreographed the production. One athletic number, “Outside the Box,� cho-

reographed by UCO Dance Program Director Jamie Jacobson will feature chair ottomans as a unique prop. The UCO Percussion Ensemble will accompany the dancers in “Outside the Box� March 9, directed by Dr. David Hardman, professor of music. The Percussion Ensemble will leave the following day for a performance March 13 at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Their accompaniment

will be recorded for the March 10 and 11 performances. “We collaborated with Dr. Hardman in music, and we’re really excited to work together,� Jacobson said. “We are all really busy in our own disciplines, so it’s great when we can get together.� Another high-energy number choreographed by Figueroa combines jazz, hip-hop and African styles of dance. A trilogy of Broadway favorites from “Sweet

Charity,� “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde� and “A Chorus Line� will also be on the program. “I love our program. We have three or four full time

faculty now and when I started three years ago there was only one, so the department

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EMRICH: from page 1 ence senior, asked Emrich if there are any bills he would fight for or fight against. “The cost of higher education is very important,” Emrich said. “We have to make sure no Oklahoman is denied a college degree because of their financial capability.” Emrich supports the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program that helps fund

qualified students’ higher education if their families make under $50,000 a year. Emrich said he would like to see OHLAP include students coming from families with an annual income of under $100,000. Andy Mahbubani, president of the Young Democrats, asked Emrich about his position on minimum wage. “I am all for raising minimum wage to six, six and a half, to seven dollars an hour,” Emrich said. At the end of the meeting, Tim Emrich

asked students to intern for him. “I want you to have a constructive internship,” Emrich said. “There are going to be positions where you can have a significant role in. You’re going to manage outreach programs, you are going to manage fund-raisers…so it is a real opportunity.” Emrich said anyone can contact him and learn more about him at Alex Gambill can be reached at agambill@

ISC hosts International Women's Day by Nathan Winfrey Senior Staff Writer

The International Student Council hosted the second annual International Women’s Day March 6 to raise scholarship money for outstanding international women. “International Women’s Day is a day that we honor women from other countries,” said ISC President Josephine Mangoli, human resource management senior. “We’re the only university in America that celebrates International Women’s Day.”

“It’s a great opportunity to speak out about issues in our country,” said Wakana Maruta, psychology junior. Eight countries had booths at the event, which included a silent auction, entertainment, a meditation Labyrinth and items for sale, such as bracelets, ornaments and attire. The Labyrinth was an intricate, maze-like design on the floor that the participant walked around barefoot while thinking. The silent auction included an antique Moroccan silver dagger, Panamanian kitchen

hangings, a miniature statue cultures at our university is of liberty and a Buddha from a great experience to particiNepal, among other things. pate in.” “We’re going to celebrate “I think it’s a success,” women for what they bring said Abisola Obisesan, medito our lives,” Mangoli said. cal technology senior, who She said several speakers organized the event with the talked about what women go ISC. through in other countries. Last year, the event raised “Especially Japanese soci- nearly $1,000, which was ety is not women-friendly,” donated to the organizaby Vista photographer Midori Sasaki Maruta said. “We are very tion, “Work for Women.” closed-minded still compared This year, the money will go State senate candidate Tim Emrich speaks about his campaign to the Western countries.” toward tuition for interna- at the UCO Young Democrats meeting March 1 in the Liberal Arts “I think it’s a really awe- tional women students. Building. some event,” said Jill Sallee, history education sophomore. Nathan Winfrey can be reached at “Anything that can highlight

Letters and corrections: FOR THE RECORD

Dear Editor, I want to thank the UCO College Republicans and the Edmond Chamber of Commerce for hosting my recent town hall meeting on campus. It was great to see so many students interested in the issues facing our country today. In The Vista’s story on my visit, the reporter attributed a quote to me on illegal immigration policy which I wish to clarify. Make no mistake, I do not support amnesty in any form for illegal immigrants.  Tolerating illegal immigration undermines the rule of law in our society.  Before we even consider an immigrant-worker program in this country we must first gain control of, and secure our borders.  I am an original sponsor of the Border Security and Interior Enforcement Improvement Act of 2005 (S. 2061) which

calls for the construction of a fence along our southern border, seeks to add more border patrol agents and gives local law enforcement the ability to protect their communities from illegal immigration. Except for our Native American friends, we are all immigrants to this country. Americans should be flattered that people from across the globe desire to come to our country to participate in the American Dream.  But we must ensure those immigrants who enter this country do so legally.   Sincerely,   U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D.  

On the front page of The Vista, Thursday March 2, a photo caption identified a unicyclist as Peder Angell. The unicyclist in the photo was actually UCO senior Harry Motter.


March 7, 2006

New radio show to feature local bands' music



'Awesome Radio Show' to debut March 7

n The UCO Swing Dance Club offers free dance lessons from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and dancing from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Thursday in Room 202 of the Nigh University Center. A partner and prior experience are not required. For more information contact Dr. Billye Hansen at 974-2483.

by Mark Hall Staff Writer In a cramped room filled with lights, buttons, knobs and microphones sits a young woman. She is thin with short dark hair broken up with sandy blonde chunks. Her style fits the new show that she is starting on UCO radio Z99. Her name is Arianna Poland, but most people know her as Arianna Awesome, or just plain Awesome, and her new show is called the Awesome Radio Show. The show will focus on promoting and playing local bands’ music from bands in Oklahoma City, to some from Kansas and Texas. The show debuts March 7 from 2p.m. to 3p.m. The show will be Web cast from, a Web site that Poland also runs. “Local bands are passionby Vista photographer Travis Marak ate, and it’s hard getting gigs and pressing CDs,” Poland said Arianna Poland, broadcast senior, also known as Arianna Awesome, prepares for the March 7 debut of her new radio show, 'Awesome “This show will show them that Radio Show,' in the on-air booth of the UCO radio station Z99 March 3. their hard work is appreciated.” Poland received the nickname “Awesome” when she She realized there was a lot Corduroy, and Far From Perfect, some,” Burns said. Poland said. signed up for Facebook, and more out there than what was along with some better-known Burns said he thinks Poland’s Poland said she will work on as a joke put her last name being played on the radio, so bands from this area, like The show has the potential to spring- that problem by talking about as Awesome, not realizing she she started going out and seeing All-American Rejects. board bands to higher levels and local venues where live music could not change it later. People all the bands that did not make “A lot of people forget, but bigger fan bases. from both local and national began to see her profile and the the airwaves. mainstream bands were local Poland chose the bands for groups will be playing. name Awesome stuck. “For a long time radio one time too,” Poland said. the first show out of conveShe describes her favorite Poland, a broadcast senior, sucked, but it’s getting better,” Jacob Burns, a one-man nience. She said she needed music as “stuff” most people started the show as a part of Poland said. studio band known as Johnny music. So she contacted some have never heard of, but she her practicum in broadcast and She will not be taking Coffin and the Army of bands and the first ones to get likes all music except for counplans to continue it for the rest requests at first because of the Darkness, and bass player for back to her were the ones she try, but she likes Johnny Cash of the semester. The reason she limited number of songs she has Chasing the Brady’s, said it is would play. She said she would and Willie Nelson. Her favorite chose this type of show was to play, but may take requests good that Poland is doing a like local bands to start hearing current band is The Feds from because she was tired of never later as her play list grows. show promoting underground about her show and to call or North Texas, who play “in your knowing where to go for good She plans to play music from local bands. send music to her. face rock”, and she said they live music. She was also tired Johnny Coffin and the Army of “Anything people do to help Poland grew up in are some of the nicest people of hearing the same “12 songs Darkness, Chasing the Brady’s, with Oklahoma music is awe- Philadelphia and Oklahoma. around. by 12 bands on every station”. She plans to stay in Oklahoma Poland has received positive after graduating. She said she feedback from teachers about likes Oklahoma’s music and her show, which has given her feels there are a lot of great art- confidence. ists here. “The teachers actually know “Oklahoma City has a great your name,” she said. scene. A lot of people say She has no help with her it sucks, but they usually just show, but she said that the classdon’t know where to go,” es she has taken at UCO have really helped her in producing it. After graduating she said she would like to get a job working for a radio station to get the feel for it, but in the long run she wants to be able to do a show like this for a bigger radio station.

n Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity will host Dodge Ball Cancer at 12 p.m. March 26 in the Wellness Center. Proceeds will benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The cost is $30 for a sixmember team. Forms are due by March 22. For more information call Trevor Byrkit at 206-6726 or Jeremiah Esterline at 313-8536. n Applications for Student Leadership Awards, Student Organization Awards and nominations for Sponsor or Advisor of the year are due at 5 p.m. March 8 in the Room 424 of the Nigh University Center. n The Murdaugh Hall Council will host the International DIP Fest at 8 p.m. March 7 in the Murdaugh Hall Lobby. For more information call Rodney Bates at 974-2746.

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Wellness Center's intramural basketball championships 'B', 'C', 'D' leagues

Members of the UCO Baptist Collegiate Ministry intramural basketball team and 'D' league champions, display the shirts they won March 2 in the Wellness Center.

by Vista photographer Midori Sasaki

Baptist Collegiate Ministry's Shane Pritchard, left, sociology and human services sophomore, takes down a rebound from 'And 1's' Amir Isdell, biomedical engineering senior March 2.

Corey McCoy, pre-law sophomore, left, of 'Kryptonite' tries to shoot over the 'Neon Death Kings'' Scott Campbell, sociology junior, in the 'B' league championship game March 2. 'Kryptonite' won, 70-63.

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Baptist Collegiate Ministry's Brice Maloney, right, accounting freshman, loses the ball in the 'D' league championship against 'And 1' March 2.

AP World News Briefs ‘Crash’ pulls off upset, wins best-picture Oscar LOS ANGELES (AP) -- “Crash” pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Academy Awards history, winning best picture Sunday over the front-runner “Brokeback Mountain.” “Crash,” featuring a huge cast in crisscrossing story lines over a chaotic 36-hour period in Los Angeles, rode a late surge of praise that lifted it past the cowboy romance “Brokeback Mountain,” a film that had won most other key Hollywood honors. “We are humbled by the other nominees in this category. You have made this year one of the most breathtaking and stunning maverick years in American cinema,” said “Crash” producer Cathy Schulman. She was commenting on a year that saw the box office sinking, provocative independent films dominating big studio fare and a tiny-budgeted ensemble drama from outside Hollywood taking first prize. Lead-acting Oscars went to Philip Seymour Hoffman as author Truman Capote in “Capote” and Reese Witherspoon as country singer June Carter in “Walk the Line,” while corporate thrillers earned supporting-performer Oscars for George Clooney in “Syriana” and Rachel Weisz in “The Constant Gardener.” Iraq to call new parliament into session BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq’s president said Monday that he would call the country’s new parliament into session for the first time on March 12, staring the clock on a 60-day period during which the legislature must elect a new head of state and sign off on a prime minister and Cabinet. The constitution requires parliament to hold its first meeting no later than four weeks after the vote was certified, which occurred Feb. 12, nearly two months after the election was held. “We will call today for holding the meeting on the 12th of this month because it is the last day that the constitution allows us to hold the meeting of the new parliament,” President Jalal Talabani told reporters. Iraq is in the midst of a political crisis, with its many parties deeply divided over the main Shiite bloc’s decision to name Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari to a new term. A coalition of Sunni, Kurdish and some secular politicians began a drive last week to block alJaafari from continuing as head of government.



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start full-scale uranium enrichment if members of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency press for U.N. Security Council action over Tehran’s nuclear program at a meeting that opened Monday. A top U.S. diplomat, meanwhile, said there was an urgent need to confront Iran’s “clear and unrelenting drive” for nuclear weapons. Iran “must be made aware that if it continues down the path of international AP isolation, there will be tangible and painProducers Paul Haggis, right, and Cathy Schulman stand with presenter Jack ful consequences,” Nicholson as they pose with the Oscars they won for the film "Crash" that John Bolton, the won best motion picture of the year at the 78th Academy Awards March 5 in U.S. ambassador to Los Angeles. the United Nations, told the conference of Guards say homeland security headquarthe American Israel Public Affairs Committee on ters is insecure Sunday. The International Atomic Energy Agency’s WASHINGTON (AP) -- The agency entrusted with protecting the U.S. homeland is having dif- 35-member board was not likely to discuss the ficulty safeguarding its own headquarters, say Iran issue until Tuesday or Wednesday, but delegates said that whatever step the council might private security guards at the complex. The guards have taken their concerns to take would stop far short of sanctions. India’s prime minister said Monday that more Congress, describing inadequate training, failed security tests and slow or confused reactions to time was needed for diplomacy. India, a member of the IAEA board, has long-standing ties with bomb and biological threats. For instance, when an envelope with suspi- Iran, and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told cious powder was opened last fall at Homeland lawmakers in New Delhi that “confrontation Security Department headquarters, guards said should be avoided at all costs.” they watched in amazement as superiors carried it AT&T Makes $67 billion bid for BellSouth by the office of Secretary Michael Chertoff, took it outside and then shook it outside Chertoff’s ATLANTA (AP) -- While AT&T Inc.’s window without evacuating people nearby. The scare, caused by white powder that proved $67 billion bid for BellSouth Corp. would expand to be harmless, “stands as one glaring example” the number of voices using the country’s largest of the agency’s security problems, said Derrick telecommunications company, it Daniels, one of the first guards to respond to the may end up sounding more like a hang up for some employees. incident. San Antonio-based “I had never previously been given training ... AT&T expects the acquisidescribing how to respond to a possible chemical attack,” Daniels told The Associated Press. “I tion announced Sunday to save wouldn’t feel safe nowhere on this compound as it $2 billion annually, partially from job cuts and combining the an officer.” two work forces. Officials would not say how Iran issues warning ahead of IAEA meetmany jobs might be cut if the ing deal is approved by shareholders VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Iran threatened to and regulators over the next year,

but staff reductions are common in such mergers. Cingular Wireless LLC, a joint venture of AT&T and BellSouth, cut about 7,000 jobs after its $41 billion acquisition of AT&T Wireless in October 2004. More savings from the proposed acquisition would come from reduced advertising expenses and combining the backbone network and information-technology operations of the companies. The purchase of Atlanta-based BellSouth would give AT&T total control of Cingular, the nation’s largest cell phone provider, and BellSouth’s nine-state network. Together, the three companies employ more than 316,000 people. Sentencing process to begin for Moussaoui ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- After more than four years of wrangling and delay, the death penalty trial of the only man charged in connection with the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is ready to begin. Final jury selection was scheduled for Monday in the sentencing trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, a 37-year-old French citizen who has admitted his loyalty to the al-Qaida terror network and it leader, Osama Laden but denies that he has anything to do with Sept. 11. A jury pool of 83 was called to the federal courthouse in Alexandria. Prosecutors and defense lawyers will whittle that group to a jury of 18 -- 12 plus six alternates -- using peremptory strikes, which allow each side to dismiss jurors for any reason they choose except race or gender. Each side gets 30 peremptory strikes. Defense lawyers asked for additional strikes last week, but the judge denied that request Friday. The jurors scheduled to report for service already been qualified to serve during a twoweek jury selection process in which they were quizzed individually by U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema and filled out 50-page questionnaires asking their views about the death penalty, al-Qaida, the FBI and their reactions to the Sept. 11 attacks.



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FACEBOOK from page 1 “There’s a few on there that I only met like once, but I know the majority of them,” Smith said. He said he never declines a friendship request. “I’m a Facebook snob,” said Sarah Bailey, graphic design junior, who doesn't accept a friend request unless she knows the person well. “I got a girl from Cambridge wanting to be my friend because we have the same name. That’s stupid.” “I think the Facebook was an awesome creation for connecting students together,” said Cassie Neahring, marketing sophomore. “I think it’s good, especially for group messages, a way of getting a message out to lots of students.” “It makes me talk to people that I wouldn’t normally talk to because it’s easier to send someone a message than call someone you really don’t know. It’s not as personal so it’s easier to do,” Neahring said.

students choose not to join the Facebook because it’s easier for them to use other Internet services, like or because Facebook requires a school e-mail address and she said few high school students use theirs. Students can form groups and create party invitations and guest lists. Messaging and a feature called “Poking” are available. “I don’t feel comfortable Cassie Neahring, poking people,” said Jill Sallee, marketing sophomore history education sophomore. The “Wall” allows memThe addition of high schools bers to leave public notes for to the Facebook, and recently- their friends that will appear on granted ability for high school their profiles, and the “Pulse” members and college members gives a statistical cross-section to communicate with each other of UCO student’s interests has been met with a mixed which can be compared to any response. other school in the database. It “I’m sorry, that’s just sad,” also shows how many points Bailey said. “I actually like it certain bands, books and movbecause now I can talk to my ies have risen or dropped in brother and people I went to popularity, similar to the stock high school with, but they don’t market. need to talk to each other…He The Facebook also alerts (her brother) thinks it’s dumb, users to friends’ birthdays and he wants to get on the college enables searches for other stuFacebook since he’s graduat- dents with similar interests. ing.” There is a question of how “It’s not that big a deal hon- Facebook will affect interperestly,” Smith said. “It’s differ- sonal relationships, whether ent, it’s kind of like one of those it will draw people closer or things that college students had alienate them. over high school students, and “I think it kind of goes both now that’s taken away from ways,” Smith said. “Sometimes us.” it might strengthen your relaNeahring said, “I think it was tionship with somebody, and kind of cool when they had their sometimes you won’t have own Facebook, but now I think a relationship with someone it’s stupid that they can connect because you won’t call them with us.” or hang out with them, you She said most high school just Facebook them.

“It makes me talk to people I wouldn't normally talk to because it's easier to send someone a message than call someone you really don't know.”

“I think it’s twofold,” said up on other people’s pictures. Anna Lee, graphic design I think everybody does, whenfreshman, “because you have ever there’s a picture being a larger circle of friends if taken, somebody yells out ‘put you’re on some kind of online it on Facebook,’” Neahring network, but it can make them said. more shallow also because you Lee said she heard about have more friends with not Facebook from one of her as deep of a friendship…you older sisters before she even don’t know any more about started college. them than what’s in their pro“I thought it was pretty file and what’s in their photo cool because I had been doing album.” Xanga for a while, and with Toward the end of 2005, Facebook, everybody knows Facebook added a photo album about it, unlike Xanga or feature, which enables mem- Myspace,” Lee said. “All your bers to upload photo albums friends are on it.” and tag the pictures with the “It’s an interesting way to names of the people in them, waste time on the Internet,” so they can be accessed from Bailey said. “I don’t know their profiles as well. of anyone that doesn’t like Neahring said she has more Facebook.” than a hundred pictures in her albums, and the possibility that unflattering pictures of her may turn up on the Internet Nathan Winfrey can be reached at doesn’t bother her. “I love to see me showing

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ing sophomore. “This was the most crammed show we’ve ever done,� said cast member Daviyion Johnson, psychology sophomore. “We had about two weeks to put everything together.� Johnson said the cast mainly edited the skits. He said he edited some of the skits to adapt to his style. He said the editing made it more funny and more natural. Johnson said about 230 people attended the show. He said the group promoted the show with flyers, word of mouth and Facebook. com. Much of the material was UCO related. One of the video skits included a parody of the anti-smoking commercials’ “Truth� video about the dangers of crossing Second Street to and from Central Plaza. One skit involved a poetry reading about UCO’s latest obsession, Chuck Norris. One line went “Chuck Norris was a 12-year-old girl before the Total Gym.� Another line read that Norris stopped a prison riot with a single roundhouse kick. Illinois six-piece a cappella group, Chapter 6, performed numbers like Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody� with vocal imitations of guitar solos and drums.

UCO’s own sketch comedy show, “Friday Night Live,� made hundreds of students laugh March 3 in Constitution Hall. Sponsored by the Student Programming Board, FNL was written, performed and directed by students. Brooke Wilson, spirit coordinator of Campus Life, said the planning for the show started in January. She said the group usually performs two shows a semester, and this is their second year to perform. Matt Cole, criminal justice senior, hosted the show. Cole started the show with a Frisbee contest against a Cole imposter to determine who the real host was. Cole won the battle and the show went on. “The Student Programming Board chose Matt Cole to host because they tried to pick someone connected to the campus and that could provide entertainment,� said David Schroeder, theatre performance freshman and director of the show. Schroeder said the cast and crew went with what worked and spent about a week and a half writing skits. “Usually, we have about a month to prepare, and during the second week we start rehearsals and get two weeks Alex Gambill can be reached at to rehearse,� said cast mem- ber Jed William, broadcast-

DANCERS from page 3 has done nothing but grow,� Rogers said. “The only thing it lacks is more guys.� “It’s a very positive environment at UCO. We really have a well rounded program with a lot of disciplines,� said Greg Carter, Kaleidoscope dancer. He said that is how the group got the name, Kaleidoscope. The name represents the various styles of dance and music the department offers. Tickets to the production are $12 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, $7 for UCO faculty, staff and non-UCO students and $4 for UCO students.

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The musical group 'Chapter 6' performs at 'Friday Night Live' March 3 in Constitution Hall.

TAX from page 1 of spending that it had at the end of the study.� In the study Hepner said Oklahoma ranked 11th nationally in total education expenditure growth, but ranked 17th in elementary and secondary school spending growth. Oklahoma ranked fifth in higher education spending, mainly because of reliance on tuition to pay for higher education. Hepner said reliance on tuition appears to be a national trend. “Hopefully, since we are spending more money, higher ed will get some of it,� Currier said, “but I don’t know how it will affect students.� Oklahoma was ranked 46th nationally in hospital spending. Hospitals were the only segment to lose government funding during this period. Road and high-

way spending increased by 64 percent, putting Oklahoma at 25th in the nation. Public welfare and correction were two of the fastest growing segments of Oklahoma’s government. Welfare ranked 17th in the nation with more than 113 percent growth, while correction spending rose nearly 158 percent, bringing Oklahoma to eighth in the nation. “We have spent a lot of money locking people up over the years,� Hepner said. The study stated that Oklahoma’s government is still considered small in comparison to other states. Before the study, Oklahoma was ranked 43rd in government spending and after the period of growth from 1992-2002, Oklahoma was ranked 39th. The study stated that if TABOR had been in effect, Oklahoma’s government would have grown faster than only

Alaska’s. “A group called Oklahomans in Action started TABOR,� Hepner said, “If TABOR were put in place, it would limit the state legislative spending based on inflation and population growth.� The study stated that local governments are growing faster than the state government. The TABOR proposal would not affect local government, only state. The proposal would apply mainly to state tax revenue growth. With restrictions on state tax revenue, there would be greater tax relief for taxpayers. “Americans are addicted to

Heather Warlick can be reached at economy growth, we always want something bigger, better, and faster,� said Joshua Hollman, public administration senior who wrote a 37-page paper on TABOR. Hepner said TABOR was established in Colorado in 1992, and in 2006, the people of Colorado voted to suspend it for five years to allow the government to grow. Currier said a panel discussion of how TABOR will affect Oklahoma is scheduled for March 30 at the Southwest business symposium. Mark Hall can be reached at

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CONSTRUCTION WORK Immediate openings PT/FT, no experience required. Hard work, good pay. Framing experience a PLUS. Edmond area, call 824-8954. _______________________ LIKE CARS? FASTLANES is now hiring lube techs. We fully train on all vehicle maintenance! We are a growing metro company with advancement and benefit opportunities. Come by 2220 S Broadway to apply. Limited positions available. YOU MAY ALSO CALL 405-844-8084. _____________________ NEED A JOB? Like to work in a cool atmosphere? Then swing by FASTLANES, the vehicle supercenter! We are a growing metro company with advancement and benefit opportunities. Come by 2220 S Broadway to apply. YOU MAY ALSO CALL 405-844-8084. ____________________ ATTENTION: Business and Management majors. FASTLANES, the vehicle supercenter is looking for individuals who have leadership skills. With new stores opening we are looking for people to grow with us. Good pay and possible health benefits. Come by 2220 S Broadway to apply. YOU MAY ALSO CALL 405-844-8084. ______________________ PARTTIME help needed at local daycare 2:306:00pm. Must love kids. Please call 330-3077. ______________________ QUALITY individual needed to train for residential window cleaning. Must have resume, proof of enrollment, documented GPA of 3. or above, your own transportation, preferably a truck for hauling ladder. Potential earnings of $8-10/hr based on percentage plus mileage. Please call immediately: 340-3914. ______________________ NOW HIRINGWe offer flexible scheduling, immediate advancement opportunities, retention bonus and a fun, secure work environment. Call Visionquest Marketing at 749-0332. ________________________ PT JOBS - SENIOR Services of Oklahoma is looking for students to fill PT positions. Several 9am-1pm shifts and 1:30-5:30pm shifts are available for Mon-Fri. We pay $10/ hr for energetic phone work educating senior citizens on healthcare issues. No experience is preferred; we will train. Business is located at 1417 NW 150th St in Edmond. Call 879-1888 to set up interview. Ask for Courtney Smith. _______________________ SHOGUN Steak House is taking applications for servers, bussers, dishwashers and hosts. Apply at 11900 N May Ave (S end of North Park Mall) after 5:30pm Sun thru Sat. _______________________ ***STUDENT WORK*** PT WORK-FT PAY Great Pay, Flexible Schedules Resume Builder, Scholarships Possible, Fun atmosphere Customer Sales/Service No Experience Needed Will Train. Call TODAY 405-751-1509 _______________________

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Sports from page 12 No. 1 in the nation, graduated.” UCO started off strong against Cameron that afternoon, with an 8-3 win by Askeland and Hladil over Tin Hinst and Rafael Zurita, ranked 13th in the nation. Haugen and senior Mark Johnson went 3-for-3 in doubles over the weekend, relying on strong starts and a solid return game. Carlos Fernandez, ranked 23rd in the nation, defeated Hladil in an intense 7-6 (3), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4) match. “Tomas hasn’t played a very competitive match for a while, so it will take him a few more matches to get back to the level he was at last year,” Limam said. Hladil was ranked third in the nation in singles. Haugen dropped his last singles match to Zurita, 2-6, 1-6. “All three singles matches, I couldn’t serve,” Haugen said. “I tried to make adjustments, but you can’t really adjust during the match when you can’t get anything going.” Easton got back on track in singles, defeating Nicolas by Vista photographer Travis Marak Mascheroni 6-4, 6-3. “Things are looking pretty Kyle Perkins of the 'Neon Death Kings' shoots over Fred Shaw of promising for the rest of the 'Kryptonite' during the B-league championship game of intramural season,” Limam said. We’d basketball March 2 in the Wellness Center. rather have losses like this at the beginning of March than in April or May.” The Bronchos, now 4-2 on the year, will face Southeastern State March 7 in Durant. from page 12  

SEMI: Tarleton outlasts Bronchos

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GOLF from page 12 Commerce Invitational March 6-7 in Pottsboro, Texas. “Getting this first tournament over with helps a lot,” Dayton said. “Some of the guys on this team are going to benefit from the experience. Now we are going to prepare hard and go try to get a victory in the next tournament.” Teddy Burch can be reached at



QUAD: Bronchos win one of three Baptist. “I think we have more talent than we showed this week,” said senior Christian Haugen. Against Midwestern March 3, the Bronchos went down 1-2 after losing two of three doubles matches. UCO’s singles wins were tight: senior Jonas Askeland defeated Gene Ligeon 6-3, 7-5; senior Mark Johnson defeated Jared King 7-6 (6), 6-4; and junior Peter Davis defeated Tyson O’Costa 7-6 (5), 7-5. MSU won the other three singles matches. Brett Emerson, ranked 21st in the nation, defeated sophomore Tomas Hladil 6-0, 6-3. MSU’s Charles vanSwelm defeated junior Javier Easton 6-3, 6-1. Zac Dillard defeated Haugen, 6-4, 6-2. “I expected a close match against Midwestern,” said graduate assistant Younes Limam, “but I was a little disappointed with the way some of our players handled their nerves.” The Bronchos faced SBU the following morning, picking up all three doubles wins. Haugen and Easton continued to struggle in singles, the former losing 4-6, 6-2, (911) and the latter falling 1-6, 2-6. UCO captured its other four singles matches, including freshman Justin DeBruin’s first collegiate win in singles, to pick up the win. “Overall, we played much better than the first day against Midwestern,” Limam said. “SBU is not as good as they were last year. Their top player, Dante Cipulli, who was ranked

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Kennerly and a huge 3-pointer by sophomore guard Sam Belt brought UCO within two, 6668. A foul by Belt sent TSU’s Chris Johnson to the free-throw line where he sank two, but Belt answered with another 3-pointer to close in 69-70. Another UCO foul, followed by two more successful TSU free throws, gave the TexAnns a three-point lead. UCO senior guard Jason Greene missed a layup, then Belt went for one more 3-pointer to tie the game but missed. “I got a semi-good look at it, and I thought I would make it,” Belt said. The TexAnns shot one of two free throws, making it 69-

73 with eight seconds left. A Greene layup cut the deficit to two with three seconds remaining, but it was too late as the time expired. “We came back from seven down. We had a chance,” Evans said. This is the best showing for the Bronchos in their past six tournaments, in which they lost five first-round contests. Tarleton State faced West Texas A&M March 4 in the final, losing 92-85.

Kristen Limam can be reached at

UCO EVENTS BlazeBronchos vs. OKC Blazers The BlazeBronchos, a junior wheelchair basketball team, will take on the OKC Blazers in a wheelchair basketball exhibition game. A silent auction to raise money for the Blaze will be held before the game.

When: Auction 6 p.m., Game 7 p.m., March 7, 2006 Where: Hamilton Field House Cost: $4 adults (13+) $2 children


WOMEN'S A Champions: Incredibles

WOMEN'S B Champions: BCM

IFC Champions: Pikes

MEN'S A Champions: Pounders

MEN'S B Champions: Kryptonite

MEN'S C Champions: Gorillas

MEN'S D Champions: BCM ALL-SCHOOL TOURNAMENT 10-team tournament featuring the top two men's teams from each league: Pikes, Acacia, Pounders, Mixed Sensations, Kryptonite, Neon Death Kings, Gorillas, Zags, BCM and Synapse Games begin at 7 p.m. March 7 in the Wellness Center and Wantland

ALL-SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS Final between Women's A Incredibles & Women's B BCM 8 p.m. March 9 in the Wellness Center Final between Men's Tournament winners 9 p.m. March 9 in the Wellness Center

For more information on UCO intramural sports, including schedules and results, visit

Associated Press sports briefings PRO FOOTBALL NEW YORK (AP)—NFL labor negotiations took yet another surprising turn late Sunday when the league and union agreed to postpone free agency another 72 hours, giving the sides more time to try to reach agreement on an extension to their contract. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the delay would give owners a chance to consider the union's latest proposal during a meeting Tuesday in Dallas. Harold Henderson, the NFL's executive vice president for labor relations, said the union rejected a proposal that would have added $577 million for players in 2006 compared to 2005 and $1.5 billion in the six years of the extension. Free agency originally was supposed to start Friday, but was pushed back to 12:01 a.m. Monday. Now, it's set to begin at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

BASEBALL FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) —Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett had a stroke at his Arizona home Sunday and was taken to a hospital for surgery, the Minnesota Twins announced. The 44-year-old Puckett, who led the Twins to World Series titles in 1987 and 1991, had surgery at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn and was later moved to St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. Puckett, who broke in with Minnesota in 1984, had a career batting average of .318. Glaucoma forced the Gold Glove center fielder and 10time All-Star to retire in 1996 after 12 seasons with the Twins when he went blind in one eye. Three years ago, he was cleared of assault charges after being accused of groping a woman at a Twin Cities restaurant.

TENNIS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP)—Rafael Nadal ended top-ranked Roger Federer's 56-match hardcourt winning streak with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory Saturday in the final of the Dubai Open. LAS VEGAS (AP)—James Blake defeated Lleyton Hewitt for the first time in seven tries Sunday, breaking him four times in the final set to win the Tennis Channel Open 7-5, 2-6, 6-3. DOHA, Qatar (AP)—Nadia Petrova beat Australian Open champion Amelie Mauresmo 63, 7-5 Saturday to win the Qatar Open. ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) —Luis Horna beat seventhseeded Juan Ignacio Chela 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Saturday to win the Mexican Open.

PRO BASKETBALL (AP) Kobe Bryant will be the centerpiece of the new-look USA Basketball team that is expected to improve upon a disappointing bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics. Bryant joins Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and 20 other players selected Sunday for a possible spot on the world championship and 2008 Beijing Olympic teams. Lamar Odom, Shawn Marion, Amare Stoudemire and Dwyane Wade—all members of the 2004 Athens team along with Anthony and James—also were selected to the roster. They'll be joined by Gilbert Arenas, Shane Battier, Chauncey Billups, Chris Bosh, Bruce Bowen and Elton Brand.


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Bronchos heading to regionals Despite losing in the semifinals of the LSC tourney, UCO received a spot in the 64-team national bracket. by Kristen Limam Sports Editor The UCO men’s basketball team received an at-large bid into the NCAA national tournament. The NCAA

selection committee announced the 64-team draw March 5. The Bronchos, now 17-12, will travel to Bolivar, Mo., March 11 for the eight-team South Central Regional, in which they are seeded seventh. The winners of the eight regional tournaments will advance to the Elite Eight March 22-25 in Springfield, Mass. “We’re really excited,” said head coach Terry Evans. “We did enough this year to be in the tournament. Hopefully, we can make the most of it, win three games and get to the Elite Eight.”

Men's Basketball Scores, March 3 UCO (17-12) Player BROWN BELT, S. KENNERLY GRAYSON CURRIN GREENE GADDIS SANDBURG KEMP Team Totals



9-14 3-9 1-3 5-12 0-3 1-3 5-8 0-1 0-0

0-0 3-8 0-0 3-8 0-0 0-1 1-3 0-1 0-0



1-4 4-4 3-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 8-10 0-0 0-0

3 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 16-22 12

6 5 4 0 3 0 4 1 0 1 24

9 0 6 4 8 3 1 3 3 3 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 36 16

1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

19 13 5 13 0 2 19 0 0


3 71




3-9 3-3 5-13 3-5 2-7 0-1 0-0 5-9 1-2

1-3 0-0 3-8 0-1 1-5 0-1 0-0 1-1 0-0



3-4 3-4 2-4 5-8 1-1 0-0 3-4 4-4 2-4

6 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0

9 0 3 1 1 1 2 3 0 1 23-33 11 21

15 2 0 0 3 5 2 4 1 2 1 0 3 1 6 1 0 0 1 32 15

10 9 15 11 6 0 3 15 4

1 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 0

2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0


4 73

In the first round, UCO will face Tarleton State, which ended UCO’s stay in the Lone Star Conference Postseason Tournament March 3 with a 73-71 win in Durant.  UCO also lost to Tarleton Jan. 12 in Stephenville, Texas, falling 62-71. “We were hoping we would get to play them again,” Evans said. “We’re confident against them.” Evans said Tarleton is a good team and, with such tall centers, rebounding will be key. The Bronchos head into their second straight national tournament focused on their strengths. “Our strengths right now are athleticism and quickness,” said sophomore guard Sam Belt. “We’re a team that can turn it on at any time.”  UCO couldn’t hold on during the LSC semifinal against Tarleton. “I thought we played pretty good. We’re disappointed with the loss,” Evans said, but he expressed confidence that UCO would receive a bid to nationals. Brown and senior guard Kentrell Gaddis led UCO with 19 points apiece. Grayson and Belt both added 13, including three 3-pointers each. The Bronchos began with a 5-0 lead, but the TexAnns went on a 19-4 run with 11:27 remaining in the half. “It took us time to adjust, but once we did, we played well from that point on,” Evans said. UCO calmed down and caught up, down by 34-35 at halftime. “We switched our defense and got more aggressive,” Belt said. Down by seven with 2:04 left in the game, senior forward Anthony Brown snatched the ball from TSU and swooped in for a dunk. A defensive rebound by senior center Joe

by Vista photographer Midori Sasaki

Senior forward Anthony Brown muscles his way through defenders during UCO's first-round win in the LSC tournament Feb. 28. Tarleton State defeated UCO in the semifinals March 3.

See SEMI, page 11

Broncho golfers place second by Teddy Burch Sports Writer

by Vista photographer Travis Marak

The UCO men’s golf team placed second in the St. Edward’s Invitational Feb. 28 in Austin, Texas. The 10-ranked Bronchos shot a final round of 301 and a tournament total of 910 to finish just nine shots behind tournament winner Northeastern State. Saint Mary’s and Western New Mexico tied for third with a final score of 926. “We were a little disappointed in the finish,” said head coach Dax Johnston. “For the way we prepared we didn’t handle the adversity well. The bottom line is that we didn’t make the shots in the tournament that we have been consistently making in practice.” Todd Dayton, senior from Lawton, shot a total of 226 with a final round of 74, placing him third overall. Dayton shot two over par in 52 of the 54 holes. However, he had eight over on the other two.

“It wasn’t we played that bad, it was just that a lot of things did not fall our way,” Dayton said. “Our standards are set pretty high, and we would like to win every tournament, but second place is not bad and we’ll take it.” Chance Tatum, sophomore from Pawnee and transfer from Bethany College, shot a total of 231 and a final round of 81. This was the first tournament for Tatum as a Broncho. He did claim three top-ten finishes and one top-five finish during his freshman season at Bethany. “I walked with Tatum for 32 of his first 36 holes on the first day of the tournament,” Johnston said. “The way he handled himself through the different pressures of the day leads me to believe that he has a tremendous future here.” Mitch Boles, sophomore from Marlow and transfer from University of Texas-Arlington, shot a total of 228 with a final round of 72. Boles became the first golfer in UCO history to

qualify for the U.S. Amateur during summer 2005. In tournament scoring, the highest score of the five players is removed, the four lowest scores are accumulated, and the total is the team’s score. The team with the lowest total accumulated score is the winner of the tournament. With the second place finish, the Bronchos now hold a 34-2 record against division II opponents this season. The only two losses were against Northeastern during this tournament and Cameron Oct. 24 at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate. “This says a lot about where this program is right now,” Johnston said. “When we were driving back from Austin, we were a little disappointed about not winning the tournament. This tells me that finishing second is not the best that we are capable of.” The Bronchos are back in action at the Texas A&M-

See GOLF, page 11

Junior Peter Davis takes a shot during a Feb. 23 match in Edmond. Davis won two of three singles matches as UCO competed in the Cameron Quadrangular March 3-4 in Lawton.

UPCOMING HOME GAMES INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL Tuesday, March 7 All-School Tourney Games begin 7 p.m. (Wellness Center, Wantland)

Women's golf kicks off season Tennis drops two at Cameron tourney by Teddy Burch Sports Writer

by Kristen Limam Sports Editor UCO went 1-2 as the men’s tennis team competed in the Cameron Quadrangular March 3-4 in Lawton. UCO lost 5-4 to Midwestern State and 5-3 to Cameron, ranked third and second in the region, respectively. In between, UCO picked up a 7-2 win against Southwest

See QUAD, page 11

Men's Tennis Scores, March 4 Cameron 5, UCO 3 Doubles 1. Askeland/Hladil, UCO, def. Hinst/Zurita, 8-3 2. Mullor/Mascheroni, CU, def. Davis/Easton, 8-3 3. Haugen/Johnson, UCO, def. Detudamo/Fernandez, 8-3 Singles 1. Fernandez, CU, def. Hladil, 7-6(3), 6-7(4), 7-6(4) 2. Askeland, UCO, vs. Hinst, CU, did not finish 3. Mullor, CU, def. Johnson, 7-5, 7-6(3) 4. Easton, UCO, def. Mascheroni, 6-4, 6-3 5. Zurita, CU, def. Haugen, 6-2, 6-1 6. Detudamo, CU, def. Davis, 6-1, 2-6, 7-6(5)

The UCO women’s golf team placed ninth in the Saint Mary’s Invitational Feb. 26 in San Antonio. The Bronchos shot a total of 664. Western Washington won the tournament and Northeastern finished second. WWU has won all five of their previous invitational tournaments this season. Ashley Kelly, senior from Edmond and transfer from Texas State, shot a final-round of 75 to tie for second in the individual race with a 149 total. She finished one shot behind winner and NCAA Division II topranked Tonya Shoat of Drury. “I think we did well considering the first nine holes we play in the rain,” Kelly said. “Overall, each of us figured out what we need to work on and some different ways in how we can improve.”

Kelly finished fourth or better in all of the five tournaments in the fall. She also won the Oklahoma City University Red Rooster Fall Invitational Oct. 3. “Everybody was excited about this first tournament,” Kelly said. “We are excited to be playing again and really like the competition.” Emily Kirk, sophomore from Edmond, shot a total of 162. Ashley Miller, junior from Greeley, Colo., shot a 172 and Jenna Spencer, freshman from Edmond, shot a 181. “Spencer is a strong player,” said head coach Patty Coatney. “As soon as she gets her ball control down a little better, she will really bring her game around.” Kirk played the tournament with a shoulder injury. “She continues to struggle with the shoulder,” Coatney said. “We have to wait and see on each swing to see if the shoulder

is going to allow her to follow through properly.” The Bronchos return to action at the Texas A&M-Commerce Invitational March 20 and 21 in Pottsboro, Texas. Coatney said the time off will help in individual mechanics and proper swings. “There are a few players that need to works some swings out,” she said. “We really get into the heart of our schedule after this layoff, so there are some things that we need to pick up on right now.” The Bronchos will play in four tournaments over five weeks starting with the Commerce Invitational. “The biggest factor in spring tournaments is the weather,” Coatney said. “Unfortunately, we never know if it is going to be 75 or 35 degrees.” Teddy Burch can be reached at

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