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Vietnam veteran to speak at UCO Laura Hoffert Senior Reporter

In a world where little kids look up to whoever is featured on the Wheaties box and where teenage girls emulate a 27 year-old woman carrying around a dog in a purse, true heroes are often forgotten. Dave Roever is one of these heroes. Rewind to the Vietnam War, a time where uncertainty and pessimism had overtaken the country; Roever was there fighting for his country. As he clenched a phosphorus grenade in his hand, readying his aim, something went horribly wrong. Only eight months into his tour of duty and Roever was burned beyond recognition when the grenade prematurely exploded in his hand. "His survival was miraculous," Tim Woods, UCO Health Educator said. "But rather than sequester himself, feel sorry for himself, or go into hiding, he has done the exact opposite. Today, he travels nationally and internationally speaking to vast audiences including public schools, universities, military installations, business and men's and youth conventions." Tomorrow, UCO will become one of the privileged universities to hear Roever's story. His presentation will begin at 11:0o a.m. at Constitution Hall in the Nigh University Center and will

last for one hour. Supported through UCO's Healthy Campus Initiative and Chi Alpha Campus Ministry, Roever's presentation is known to inspire and uplift his audiences. "Dave is an amazing communicator," Woods said. "I remember the first time I heard him, one minute I was laughing, the next minute I was crying. His inspirational story is one you will not soon forget." Since Constitution Hall seats 500, those interested in attending are encouraged to show up early. "Today, we give 'heroic status' to athletes, musicians, and movie stars," Woods said. "Although, these individuals are worthy of great applause and admiration, I think sometimes the true heroes are forgotten. Dave Roever is a true hero; he isn't rich, he isn't famous, but he is a man worth emulating. He has taken the worst life had to offer and has made the best of it. He is a true inspiration." Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Roever has spoken to military acad emies such as West Point, the Air Force Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy. Roever is also occasionally accompanied by his wife, Brenda, to speak at marriage retreats.

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If you read my blog, listen to my podcasts, or even just know me, you know I'm a huge Bills fan. I was born in western New York and I used to go to the games with my family. If you watch the NFL, you know the Buffalo Bills have been the gum under the sneakers of the NFL since the triumphant 9o's. So why am I giddy like a schoolgirl? Continued on page 6

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UCO Basketball: No LSC titles for men or women Chris Wescott Sporty 11 riter

Both teams came up short this weekend in the Lone Star Conference tournament in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The Men's team lost in the semi-finals to Southwestern Oklahoma on Saturday and the women fell in the finals to West Texas A&M on Saturday night. Both Broncho teams had their share of scary and wild games on their way to their respective final and semifinal games. The men's team had to pull out a 77-76 overtime win over Tarleton State in the first round. The girls had to pitch a come from behind 66-63 victory in the first round against Tarleton respectively. The women's team had a much better time in the semifinals then the men as they swept past Texas A&M Commerce with a loo-86 win. In the finals, the women played against West Texas A&M. The Lady Bronchos couldn't stave off an early slip up and West Texas took full advantage. The 12 th ranked lady Bronchos fell to West Texas, losing the LSC championship 66-59. The women's coach, Guy Hardaker, was

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Julie Vo has long been a powerful driving force on the UCO tennis roster. Her game features aggressive grounds trokes and a fire inside that keeps her pushing for success. As a senior, Vo is determined to make the most of her final year and hopes to raise the overall Lady Broncho Tennis ranking.

still very proud of the girls. "We're going to hold our head's up and be proud of what we accomplished" the head coach said. In the semifinals, the men had the same luck. The Bronchos were the ones who suffered a late game comeback from Southwestern. After making a comeback of their own in the first round, the men couldn't repeat. 69-67 was the final score as Southwestern moved on to the finals and the Bronchos were sent home with a loss. Men's head coach Terry Evans seemed to think the Bronchos still could have won the game, and was a little disappointed. "Defensively I thought we played well enough to win, but we never got in the groove offensively." The head coach said. "It was a tough game and it's a disappointing loss." The Broncho men will be in the eightteam South Central Regional for the NCAA Division two, national tournament. Both Broncho teams should be proud of the year they've turned in so far, and although they won't grab the Lone Star Conference title, there is still some national basketball to be played for UCO.

BUFFETT: ECONOMY FELL OFF A CLIFF

Billionaire Warren Buffett remains confident that America's best days are ahead, but he says the nation likely will face higher unemployment and eventually inflation because of the current economic crisis. Buffett said the nation's leaders need to emphasize a consistent message, and they should support President Barack Obama's efforts to repair the economy because fear is dominating Americans' behavior. Continued on page 6

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Internationals to host 'Global Gourmets' Caleb McWilliams stuff 'Writer UCO students will get a taste of different cultures Wednesday, as the International Student Council puts on its annual International Food Festival. The "Global Gourmets" festival, which offers cuisine from all over the world, will be held in the Nigh University Center ballroom from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. "We have 16 different groups that are par-

ticipating this year," said Glenn Freeman, International Student advisor at UCO. "Proceeds go to fund the individual international organizations that are participating." The event is open to the public, and admission is free. However, attendees should bring money to purchase some of the food, and donations will be accepted. Countries and cultures represented include Nepal, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, India, China, see FOOD, page 3

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A week or so ago, Ian's morn told me he got in trouble at school because he pushed a kid down and the kid got scratched and a little bloodied in the process. Apparently, the kid was picking on one of Ian's friends. My kid is a sweet, compliant and well-behaved little boy who would never intentionally hurt anyone. Somewhere along the way his mother and I have managed to instill a sense of judicious logic in him that prevents him from accepting the spiteful mistreatment of those he cares about. On Tuesday Ian heard me talking about the Westboro Baptist "church" and their claim that "God hates the U.S." and "fags." This is basically a cult that is made up of approximately 7o, mostly related, people that espouse and vehemently advocate a doctrine of hatred and intolerance that is based upon a venomous interpretation of the bible. They picket military funerals claiming that the soldiers died because god hates homosexuals and he is punishing the U.S. because we tolerate and openly promote the "fag agenda." My four year-old heard me talking about these people. I didn't realize he could hear me, but his ability to see, hear and absorb things is on par with most superheroes. It doesn't surprise me anymore when it happens, but it never ceases to amaze me. He walked over to me with a very thoughtful and quizzical look on his face and asked me, "Daddy, why does god hate people?" I picked him up and set him on my lap and told him that God doesn't hate people; he only loves people. Then I explained that sometimes sick and mean people think God hates, but they are wrong. I'm not religious but I grew up attending a Baptist church (maybe the former explains the latter) and I am grateful that my parents forced me to go. As early as I can remember I attended Sunday school until the age where I learned how to ditch it without getting caught. At church I learned invaluable lessons of morality and the core elements of loyalty and integrity. However, Sunday school was also where I got my first lessons in hypocrisy and intolerance, but it was never from the bible or basic tenants of Christianity. It was from the actions of those that were teaching and preaching it. Regardless, I'm grateful for EVERTYTHING I learned there. Much to the chagrin of his grandmothers Ian does not attend church or a Sunday school, and I have no idea what kind of concept he has of god...

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What TheVistaOnline visitors had to say about: `Australia' is uneven, has too many themes Why do some movies look so awesome in trailers only to disappoint on-screen? -James Corley `Seventh Tree' doesn't measure up to old electric-pop sound this is my favourite album from last year. i look at it as transitional and a return to the pre-glam roots of their first album (felt mountain). it feels sunny and carefree and properly english. please reconsider! -Dave Senate approves English language legislation I think that having english as the common language is misguided at the least. I do think it's politically accurate and needed but I think this bill should be temporary. We at least have a grant to teach immigrants the english language and eventually do away with the proposal in the future. -Cameron Tiger ECU coach reacts: Player heckling is a big part of live sports, but when does it go too far? I was there. Those students were loud, but they were just having fun. The people in charge shouldn't have overreacted like that. -Mark

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The UCO-based Oklahoma Center forArts Education is sponsoring a performance by Divine Performing Arts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Divine Performing Arts performance is a classical Chinese dance and music extravaganza. The troupe's Tulsa engagement is part of a five-month, _o-country world tour. Discount tickets costing $21.25 to $80.75 are available for UCO students, faculty and staff. Reserve tickets at 1-80o-364-7121 and receive the 15% discount by mentioning spe, cial code DPASCH. For more information, con-. tact Ines Burnham, OCAE program manager at 2162588. Visit http://www. DivinePerformingArts. org/ to learn more about the group.

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Continued from Page 1 Europe, Kenya, Malaysia, French Club, International Messenger, Latin America, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan and Iran. "In addition to sharing their food, student groups share their culture through their displays and performances," the International Student Services Web site states. "Thousands of students, faculty and staff attend the event." Freeman said that the festival is a wonderful opportunity for the international students to share their culture with UCO and the community through a sampling of their traditional cuisine. "It is a fiun and tasty event that all will enjoy," Freeman said.

Obama overturns Bush policy on stem cells Philip Elliott ssociaied Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing Bush policy, President Barack Obama on Monday cleared the way for a significant increase in federal dollars for embryonic stem cell research and promised no scientific data will be "distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda." Obama signed the executive order on the divisive stem cell issue and a memo addressing what he called scientific integrity before an East Room audience packed with scientists. He laced his remarks with several jabs at the way science was handled by former President George W. Bush. "Promoting science isn't just about providing resources, it is also about protecting free and open inquiry," Obama said. "It is about letting scientists like those here today do their jobs, free from manipulation or coercion, and listening to what they tell us, even when it's inconvenient especially when it's inconvenient. It is about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda and that we make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology." He said his memorandum is meant to restore "scientific integrity to government decision-making." He called it the beginning of a process of ensuring his administration bases its decision on sound science. '

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -Billionaire Warren Buffett remains confident that America's best days are ahead, but he says the nation likely will face higher unemployment and eventually inflation because of the current economic crisis. Buffett said the nation's leaders need to emphasize a consistent message, and they should support President Barack Obama's efforts to repair the economy because fear is dominating Americans' behavior. Buffett said the economy has basically • followed the worstcase scenario he envisioned six months ago. "It's fallen off a cliff," Buffett said Monday during a live appearance on cable network CNBC. "Not only has the economy slowed down a lot, but people have really changed their habits like I haven't seen." Buffett said the changes are reflected in the results of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s subsidiaries. He said Berkshire's jewelry companies have suffered, but more people have been willing to switch to Geico to save money on car insurance. The three-hourlong interview aired from another Berkshire subsidiary that has been hampered by the economy, the Nebraska Furniture Mart store in Omaha. He predicted that unemployment will climb a lot higher before the recession is done, but he also reiterated his optimistic long-term view: "Everything will be all right. We do have the greatest economic machine that man has ever created." Fear and confusion have been driving consumer and investor behavior in recent months, Buffett said. The nation's leaders need to clear up the confusion before anyone will become more confident, and he said all 535 members of Congress should stop the partisan bickering about solutions. He said politicians should also stop trying to use the current economic crisis to force through other policy changes. "We ought to defer most of the

things that get people riled up," Buffett said. Buffett said he believes patriotic Republicans and Democrats will realize the nation is engaged in an economic war. "What is required is a commander in chief that's looked at like a commander in chief in a time of war," Buffett said. Whatever the government does to help the economy will likely benefit some people who made poor financial decisions, but Buffett said Americans shOuld realize that everyone is in the same boat. "The people that behaved well are no doubt going to find themselves taking care of the people who didn't behave well," Buffett said. The current efforts. to help revive the economy are likely to produce inflation that could be worse than what the country suffered in the late 1970s, Buffett said. But even though the nation will have to pay for current policies with future inflation, Buffett said, the U.S. government still needs to act. "We're in a big war, and we're going to use money to fight it," he said. Maintaining faith in the nation's banking system will be important to restoring the economy's health, Buffett added. He said President Barack Obama needs to make it very clear that consumers won't lose money in banks even if more fail. "If you don't trust where you have your money, the world stops," Buffett said. Most banks are in good shape, Buffett said, and every some of the troubled banks will be able to remedy their problems over . - time by reducing dividends and collecting the difference between interest payments they receive on loans and the interest they pay on deposits. "The banking system largely will cure itself," Buffett said. A little over a week ago, Buffett released his annual letter to shareholders describing the worst of his 44 years at the helm of Berkshire. The Omaha, Neb.based company reported sharply lower profit because of its largely unrealized $7.5 billion invest-

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In this May 21, 2008 file photo, U.S. billionaire investor Warren Buffett speaks during a news conference in Madrid. Buffett says the economic turmoil that contributed to a 62 percent profit drop last year at the holding company he controls is certain to continue in 2009, but the revered investor remains optimistic.

ment and derivative losses. Overall, Berkshire's 2008 profit of $4.99 billion, or $3,224 per Class A share, was down 62 percent from $13.21 billion, or $8,548 per share, in 2007. Berkshire's fourth-quarter numbers. were even worse. Buffett's company reported net income of $117 million, or $76 per share, down 96 percent from $2.95 billion, or $1,904 per share, a year earlier. Buffett said he doesn't regret writing a commentary in the fall encouraging people to buy U.S. stocks, but he joked that in hindsight he wishes he'd waited a few months to publish the piece. Since that commentary appeared on Oct. 17, the Dow Jones industrial average has fallen from 8,852.22 to close at 6,626.94 on Friday. Buffett stands by his overall advice that owning stocks over time will profit people greater than so-called safe investments. "Overall, equities are going to do far better than U.S. government bonds at these prices," he said. Buffett said he doesn't regret investing $8 billion of Berkshire's money in investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and conglomerate General Electric Co. last fall. Both companies

gave Berkshire preferred shares paying 10 percent interest that Buffett said he doesn't think he could get now. Buffett also said on CNBC: —That General Motors Corp. needs a new business plan to survive because its costs are too high, but it's difficult to predict how a solution will be reached. "You are in a terrible, terrible time period for the car makers every place." — Berkshire has made several large investments over the past year and reduced its cash on hand to $24.3 billion at the end of 2008. Buffett said that means Berkshire will likely write fewer insurance policies on catastrophic events in 2009 because he wants to make sure the company always has at least $10 billion on hand. "My job is to be absolutely sure Berkshire doesn't need help from anyone in the worst of times," Buffett said. — Any deal negotiated last summer made the sellers very happy and the buyers unhappy today. That's part of why Buffett said Dow Chemical Co.'s $15 billion bid to buy rival chemical maker Rohm & Haas Co. has not been consummated. "The world has changed like nobody ever believed it would," he said.

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UCO students win 19 state broadcast awards University of Central Oklahoma broadcasting students dominated the recent Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association's (OBEA) annual student broadcast competition, winning 19 awards - the most of any Oklahoma college or university. "We're all very proud of the work our students produced the past year and having them recognized for it makes it even that more exciting," said Dr. David Nelson, assistant professor of Mass Communication. In the radio categories, Lauren Seabrook of Edmond finished first and Crystal Davis, Oklahoma

City, placed second in radio newscast. Michelle Ventris of Guthrie placed first for her radio promotional spot, "The Hits of the 80s," and second for her radio commercial, "Whirlpool Fairy." Ventris and Mikey Shellenbarger, Edmond, finished in third place for their radio drama, "The Heat of the Moment." In radio sports play-by-play, Chris Wescott, Edmond, and Daniel Reub, Oklahoma City, placed third for their radio broadcast of a UCO football game. Reub also finished in third place for his TV magazine program, "The Situation Nook."


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Authorities charge man in Illinois church shooting Jim Suhr issoeia/edpeess

MARYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A man was charged Monday with gunning down a pastor in a Baptist church then stabbing himself and two worshippers who tried to tackle him. Terry J. Sedlacek, 27, of Troy, was charged with two counts each of firstdegree murder and aggravated battery, said Stephanee Smith, spokeswoman for prosecutor William Mudge. The gunman strode into First Baptist Church shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday, exchanged words with the Rev. Fred Winters., then fired a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol four times until it jammed. Winters, 45, died of a single shot to the heart, the coroner said Monday. Authorities said they didn't know whether the married father of two knew Sedlacek. They did not comment on a possible motive or on the gunman's mental state. "We're still not sure what the reasoning was," Illinois State Police Lt. Scott Compton said Monday. Sedlacek once suffered bouts of erratic behavior his family said was due to Lyme disease. His attorney, Ron Slemer, told the Belleville News-Democrat that Sedlacek's mental and physical condition suffered after he contracted the disease several years ago. But Dr. Eugene Shapiro, a Lyme disease expert at Yale University, said it would be unlikely that the tick-borne illness would make someone so violent. "Lyme disease doesn't cause people to shoot people," Shapiro said. Sedlacek was ordered held without bond even as he remained hospitalized Monday in serious condition.

Authorities said after the shooting, he pulled out a knife and stabbed himself in the throat while being wrestled to the ground by two worshippers, who also were wounded. A 39-year-old congregant, Terry Bullard, was also in serious condition Monday. The third victim, Keith Melton, was treated and released. Sedlacek was featured last year in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article detailing his battle with Lyme disease. In the article, his mother said the disease left lesions on his brain and that doctors had diagnosed him as mentally ill before discovering the disease. In the August 2008 article, Ruth Abernathy said her son was taking several medications and had difficulty speaking after contracting the tick-borne illness. A phone call to a number listed for Robert and Ruth Abernathy in Troy rang unanswered Monday. Slemer, Sedlacek's attorney, said the family is "very sorry" about Winters' death and that they spent Sunday evening with a pastor. Untreated Lyme disease can spread to the bones, heart and nervous system. It can cause brain inflammation and in rare cases, problems with concentration and short-term memory, and sleep disturbances, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web site. Other rare nervous-system symptoms include severe headaches and neck stiffness, which can be treated with antibiotics, Shapiro said. There are also isolated reports of hallucinations and psychotic illness blamed on Lyme disease. But these are controversial and some experts, including Shapiro, believe affected people likely had pre-existing mental prob-

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lems or were misdiagnosed and never had Lyme disease. Several visitors stopped by the church Monday — one with tear-reddened eyes who dropped off a card. All declined to comment, as did a church receptionist. None of the 150 worshippers attending the Sunday service seemed to recognize Sedlacek, and investigators did not know

details of Winters' conversation with him, Illinois State Police Director Larry Trent said, but they planned to review an audio recording of the service. Winters deflected the first of the gunman's four rounds with a Bible, sending a confetti-like spray of paper into the air in a horrifying scene worshippers initially thought was a skit, police said.

US protests 'harassment' by Chinese WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration vowed Monday to keep up military surveillance in waters off China and protested to China about what it called harassment of an American ship doing that work last week. The Pentagon charged that a Chinese intelligence gathering vessel and four others "shadowed and maneuvered dangerously close" to the USNS Impeccable surveillance ship in the South China Sea on Sunday, then threw obstacles in the water as it tried to leave. In an odd twist, the unarmed Impeccable, which is operated for the Navy by civilian mariners, turned fire hoses on one vessel that came within 50 feet of it. The Chinese crew stripped to their underwear, then closed to within 25 feet. A Pentagon spokesman called that "immature" and said the Chinese behaved recklessly and in violation of international law. "We view these as unprofessional maneuvers," spokesman Bryan Whitman said. The U.S. Navy surveillance ships tow sonar equipment that probes the ocean to gather acoustic data and detect underwater threats. The craft was specifically designed to augment the Navy's anti-submarine capability, although military spokes-

men would not be specific about the Impeccable's duties. The incident came just a week after China and the U.S. resumed ' ,militaryto-military consultation-scdf011oWing a five-month suspension over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan. And it came as Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi was due in Washington to meet with U.S. officials. In Beijing, Chinese officials did not immediately respond to voicemail messages and e-mail regarding the U.S. allegations. Pentagon officials said the incident followed "increasingly aggressive" acts by Chinese ships against the Impeccable on Wednesday and Saturday and against the USNS Victorious surveillance ship on Thursday while it operated in the Yellow Sea. "We're going to continue to operate in those international waters, and we expect the Chinese to observe international law around that," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said. A protest was lodged with the Chinese government by the U.S. Embassy in Beijing over the weekend and was repeated to a Chinese defense attache by Defense Department East Asia policy officials at a Pentagon meeting Monday. The Chinese ships included a Chinese Navy intelligence collection

ship, a Bureau of Maritime Fisheries Patrol Vessel, a State Oceanographic Administration patrol vessel, and two small Chinese-flagged trawlers, officials The Chinese vessels surrounded the Impeccable, and two got close enough for the crew to see people waving Chinese flags and telling the American ship to leave, the Pentagon said in a statement. Not knowing what the Chinese intended, the Impeccable crew sprayed fire hoses at one ship in self defense, the statement said. "The Chinese crew members disrobed to their underwear and continued closing to within 25 feet," the statement said. Impeccable crew radioed to tell the Chinese ships that it was leaving the area and requested a safe path to navigate, the Pentagon said. But shortly afterward, two of the Chinese ships stopped directly ahead of the Impeccable, forcing it to an emergency stop. The Chinese also dropped pieces of wood in the water in front of Impeccable's path. China views almost the entirety of the South China Sea as its territory. China's claims to small islets in the region have put it at odds with five governments — the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan.

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Charleston's Edmond The best in casual dining. Vow hiring both AM and DM servers. Please apply in person Mon-Thurs, Detween 2-4pm. 3409 S. Broadway, Ste 400, Edmond. (405) 478-4949. River Oaks Golf Club is looking for a friendly, energetic person to fill Neekday shifts and/or Neekend shifts in the Bar a nd Grill and Beverage cart. Located 10 minutes 'tom UCO. $8.00-12.00 Der hour. Call David or Cindy at 771-5800 for appointment or stop by 10909 Clubhouse Road, Edmond, OK to fill out an application. Sooner Bloomers Garden Centers Now hiring for full and Da rt-time positions. Call Matt © 413-3088 for -nore information. Flexible schedules available. ATTN: UCO Students! perfect part time job. We currently have an opening 'or an optometric assistant. Experience preferred, but Nill train the right person. -lours would be 1:00 pm :o 5:00 pm Monday thru Thursday. Salary will be Dased on experience. Duties would consist of: `Dispensing, ordering and adjusting glasses for patients. `Obtaining medical history and initial testing prior to exam from the doctor. 'Clerical duties (filing, appointment setting, etc.) Ale are a very busy and 'ast paced office, so the candidate will need to Dossess multi-tasking and organizational skills. Dependability and good customer service is cruDial. Please send or drop Dff resume to Dr. Bradley Fielding's Office. 13 N. University Dr. ,'across from Mitchell Hall) Edmond, OK 73034 Fax: 405-359-2000 No phone calls please. Need Some Dough? Big Sky Bread Company s looking for an energetic and reliable person :o slice bread and help customers. Please fill out a n application at 6606 N. Western Ave. Edmond Golf Course s now hiring restaurant help. Call 340-4653. Edmond Medical Office seeking college student to 111 part time position workng with children. M-F 2-7pm. $8/hr. No weekDrids. Will train. Fax resume with phone # to 3309001. (no calls please) City of Edmond Summer positions © Pell-;an Bay Aquatic Center: Asst. Pool Manager, Cashier & Cafe Managers, cafe Staff/Cashiers, Lifeguard Staff, Water Safety instructors. Golf Course, 8,rcadia Lake, Parks & Recreation jobs also open. Job Info Line 359-4643 www.edmondok.com 4pply in 100 E. First, Room 106 Attention Guys & Gals! 4I's Bicycles - Edmond is seeking a part-time salesperson to work from April :hru September. Cycling experience is a plus. Apply n person, 2624 S BroadNay CT (behind Jimmy's Egg) or call 341-4331. Business Students 4. to 9 hours or more per Neek. Flexible hours, sourly pay plus. Computer/Internet experience ielpful. Earning potential excellent. (405) 623-2857 Earn Extra $$$ Students needed ASAP. Earn up to $150/day being 3 mystery shopper. No experience req'd. Call (800) 722-4791.

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Strictly Sports: 'Get your popcorn ready,' T.O. ready to roll in Buffalo

Vo a force on the court Jose Ortega

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If you read my blog, listen to my podcasts, or even just know me, you know I'm a huge Bills fan. I was born in western New York and I used to go to the games with my family. If you watch the NFL, you know the Buffalo Bills have been the gum under the sneakers of the NFL since the triumphant 90's. So why am I giddy like a schoolgirl? This move makes so much sense once you get past the analysts and so-called expert point of view. The Bills have not made the playoffs in nine seasons. Ralph Wilson, the owner of the Buffalo Bills, is 90 and isn't getting any younger. The 90 year-old also told the media that this team lacks the talent to make the push into the playoffs. After a 5-1 start last year sizzled into a 7-9 finish, you would think the front office would make some changes. Owens has a history of being a team divider. Everywhere he goes, Owens seems to make the media follow because he will always put on a show. Ever the showboat after touchdowns, T.O does put people in the seats. That may be one reason why the Bills signed T.O. With the economy like it is, and in a small market such as Buffalo, you need some way to spark fan interest. From a football perspective this is the perfect move for the Bills. For years now they have been searching for a compliment wide receiver to line up 1

Julie Vo has long been a powerful driving force on the UCO tennis roster. Her game features aggressive groundstrokes and a fire inside that keeps her pushing for success. As a senior, Vo is determined to make the most of her final year and hopes to raise the overall Lady Broncho Tennis ranking. The senior sensation from Moore, Oklahoma has enjoyed an honorable career thus far, garnering All-Lone Photo by Vista photographer Matt Danner Star Conference honors in doubles. As a junior, she lead UCO to its first NCAA Division II national tour- UCO senior Julie Vo prepares to serve in the nament appearance since match on Friday, March 6, 2009. 2000.

A consistent baseliner who has gained great confidence at the net, Julie is a threat in both singles and doubles formats. Her powerAP Photo/The Buffalo News, James P. McCoy ful and controlled forehand shot gives her opponents reason to worry. Bufallo Bills new football player Terrell Owens smiles With the confidence gained from seaduring a news conference Saturday, March 7, 2009 sons past, Julie is set to bring a spark of life in Orchard Park, N.Y. to the Lady Broncho Tennis team. "We are the underdogs," she said, "but opposite of Lee Evans. Last Lynch, Trent Edwards, Lee I expect good things throughout the rest of season, Evans started strong Evans, Terrell Owens, Fred the season." and led the league in yards Jackson, Steve Johnson, Josh During her career, Vo has started at or per catch with over 20 yards per reception. However as the season dwindled on, teams started to double team Evans because there was no other threat through the air. With Owens, the Bills now have a talented receiving corps as well as a bunch of toys to work with on the offensive side of the ball. They include Marshawn

Reed or Roscoe Parrish; pick your poison. Maybe this is what the Bills need to give them that shove into the post season. Of course, the press conferences in Buffalo will be much more crowded now and the games more exciting. In the immortal words of Owens himself, "Get your popcorn ready."

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near the top of the lineup in both singles and doubles. Team encouragement remains to be one of Vo's main support systems. "We are a very close team and family," she said. Playing with consistent intensity is another strong point for Vo. "She never gives up and is very disciplined," said Natalya Smith, UCO's head women's tennis coach. "On or off the court, Julie is a very driven individual and always gives 100 percent."

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Sports On The Web Harper truly the 'Player of the Year' Chris Wescott, Spo Sp rts â&#x20AC;˘IF. liter UCO basketball player, Lance Harper, received the much deserved Lone Star Conference North Division "Player of the Year" award last week.

Baseball: UCO Takes Two From Javelinas

Clint Straka had a complete-game pitching outing to lead a first-game win and Casey Bruns sparked an extra-inning victory in the nightcap as Central Oklahoma swept a Lone Star Conference twinbill from Texas A&M-Kingsville here Saturday.

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The University of Central Oklahoma's student voice since 1903.