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Proposed immigration reforms prompt nationwide protests by Heather Warlick Staff Writer Proposed changes in America’s immigration laws sparked demonstrations in cities like Los Angeles, where 500,000 people took to the streets Saturday in protest of the new legislation. The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee came to an unusual bipartisan vote of 12-6 March 28 in favor of moving a bill forward to the senate floor which may be a compromise acceptable to the thousands of activists whose chants of “Si , se puede” or “Yes, we can” united them in

protests nation-wide this week. Thousands of Latino students from high schools and universities nationwide joined in the protest by walking out of school Monday and Tuesday. Their anger stems from a bill that passed the House of Representatives in December which would make it a felony to live in the United States without proper documentation and would force illegal immigrants to return to their home countries before applying for citizenship. It would criminalize anyone found to be assisting or employing an illegal immigrant

and proposed building a fence along the United States’ southern border. The Senate Judiciary Committee rejected many aspects of the original bill and amended others. U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) proposed an amendment decriminalizing assisting an undocumented immigrant with matters of food, shelter and healthcare. The new bill would create a “guest worker” program which would allow most immigrants AP who are currently living in the United States to illegally stay High school students run down a street near the John H. Francis Polytechnic High School on their see PROTESTS, page 5 way to protest proposed immigration legislation March 27 in Sun Valley, Calif.

Native American Student Assoc. to host powwow

Events help UCO students understand challenges of disabilities

Event to feature dancing and singing contests by Heather Warlick Staff Writer

by Alex Gambill Staff Writer UCO held its annual Disability Awareness Days March 27-29 giving students a perspective of what it’s like living with a disability. This was the fourth year for UCO’s Disability Support Services and the Student Programming Board to host the event. Students for an Accessible Society, sponsored by the Disability Support Services, and volunteers helped run simulations for students to experience some of the barriers faced when having a disability. “The main purpose of the event is to raise awareness of by Vista photographer Midori Sasaki individuals with hearing, visual, limited mobility or learning disabilities go through,” said Kristy Schneberger, speech pathology sophomore, participates in the "blind challenge" during Disability Awareness Days March 27 Reg Aldrich, business manage- near Broncho Lake. Participants in the exercise navigated a series of obstacles wearing a blindfold to simulate the challenges of blindment sophomore and president ness. of Students for an Accessible Society. Blind challenges were held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 27, and students had to walk an obstacle course blindfolded with the help of mobility canes to feel ing in car in front of him, their way over garden hoses and by Nathan Winfrey said the man who hit Cannon stairs. Students also participated Senior Staff Writer was hanging half-way out the in a dyslexic challenge where participants had to trace a star After a head-on collision window. “The guy had fallen asleep by using the reflection off of a on a quiet country road a mile concave mirror. from his home in the summer at the wheel,” Cannon said. “That obstacle course was of 2002, Daro Cannon was not He said the man was 10 times supposed to live. Despite his over the therapeutic level of very, very scary,” said Crystal “He doctors’ predictions, Cannon methamphetamines. Mohamed, business managedidn’t even get hurt.” is finishing school and has ment sophomore. “[The officer] said our tailtold his story to thousands of Mohamed said she has a gates came up and collided in people. greater understanding of what midair. It was that hard of an Cannon, kinesiology exerit’s like being blind. impact,” Cannon said. cise fitness junior, had just Mitchell Hubbard, psycholCannon said he remembers finished his freshman year as ogy junior, who is partially blind unbuckling his seatbelt and a kicker for the Southeastern in one eye and completely blind trying to open the doors of his Oklahoma State University in the other, due to diabetic retiChevrolet Silverado. football team when his truck nopathy, observed a few of the “I remember trying to push was struck by a truck driven blind challenges. the dash away, because the by a man on drugs. “Most people don’t have a dash smashed both my legs, “The last thing I remember clue to all the tiny things that can was the car in front of me but I couldn’t move it,” he get in your way and become an swerving off to the right into said. “I was thinking it was a obstacle just in everyday life,” a ditch. As I was looking off bad dream and I was just going Hubbard said. to the right, I remember glass to go back to sleep because I The Lions Cub of Oklahoma shattering over the left side was really tired.” by Vista photographer Brett Deering He said he fell asleep, and offered free visual and hearing of my face,” Cannon said. “I the next thing he remembered testes from their mobile screendidn’t know what happened.” were two women yelling at ing unit March 27. Jeremy Buzby, a McAlister police officer who was rid- him to stay awake and squeeze

The Native American Student Association will host the 36th annual UCO Spring Contest Powwow from noon to 11 p.m. April 1 at Hamilton Fieldhouse. The event will feature ceremonial gourd dancing, competitions in juniors, women’s and men’s categories in such styles as Traditional, Fancy, and Golden Age. More than $7,500 in prizes will be awarded to the winners in 16 competitions. “Technically what a powwow is, is a celebration and a chance for people to get together to celebrate a birth, a wedding, a graduation or in this case a homecoming for our Native American alumni, to reconnect with current students,” said Joseph Blanchard, vice president

see POWWOW, page 5

Student crusades for disabled after surviving crash

see DAYS, page 3

Daro Cannon

Perfect Putting The Bronchos hosted the UCO/Kickingbird Classic and picked up their third consecutive tournament victory.

See Sports pg. 10

A Healthy Dose Spring has sprung and it's flip-flop weather again. Vista health columnist Callie A. Collins details the health risks associated with getting that springtme pedicure.

See Opinion pg. 2

their hand. “I thought it was my mom,” Cannon said. “I was going back a year thinking it was high school, and it was my mom going in my room, trying to wake me up to go to school.” He said he remembered hearing a man’s voice ask if he had been wearing a seatbelt, and then looking up to see something going round and round above him. “I remember thinking ‘mom, turn of the fan, I’m freezing,’” Cannon said. “That was the last thing I remember.” “In that car in front of me were three people. There were two ladies in the front seat and a guy in the back,” Cannon said. “Here’s the weird part: those two people, the two ladies, were two emergency room nurses from the McAlister hospital, and the guy in the car was a McAlister

see CANNON, page 7

Tennis Triumph The UCO men's tennis team flexed its muscles with a mid-season shutout of East Central.

See Sports pg. 10



March 30, 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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Opinion: health

Before you pull those flip-flops out of the closet, Get a safe, fungus-free pedicure

Callie A. Collins

Sandals and flip-flops make their annual reemergence somewhere between spring and summer, pulled from dusty shelves or shoeboxes to match seasonal capri pants and sarongs. Planning your warm weather wardrobe is hardly complete without a pedicure to make feet presentable again after months of being cocooned in wool socks and winter boots. Recent lawsuits and consumer warnings about disease transmission and painful bacterial infections, however, have many clients reconsidering

their usual appointment. April is National Foot Health Awareness Month, and women are particularly cautioned this year to take a proactive stance on local conditions at their favorite salon or day spa. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, viral diseases such as hepatitis B and C, herpes, and plantar warts are spread through pedicures via blood contact as a result of hangnails and accidental nicks. Contagious varieties of fungi like tinea pedis, commonly known as athlete’s

foot, and onychomycosis, easily recognized by yellow, brittle toenails, also abound in whirlpool footbaths used to soak feet prior to nail treatments or massages. Although topical creams, antifungal sprays, and prescription pills do exist to treat the aforementioned conditions, they are not always completely effective in eliminating the presence of fungi, which can be particularly persistent in the dark, warm environment of sweaty feet. Antibiotics must be prescribed to treat a bacterial strain known as atypical mycobacterium, which appears in the form of a rash with small, oozing cysts on the lower legs. Mistaken even by dermatologists as staph infection, a wrong diagnosis can lengthen recovery time and leave severe scarring. Most symptoms begin two to four weeks after exposure.

Salon clients are sometimes hard pressed to identify the source of their sudden outbreak, but being aware of the potential risks should prompt you to examine your feet and legs for any changes following a pedicure or spa procedure. Preventing the aforementioned maladies is a matter of being willing to shop around for your next day of beauty and coming prepared. Don’t be shy about requesting to see the nail technician operator’s license, which should be approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology to guarantee that she has passed an apprentice program and completed a certified skills exam. Look around the establishment before scheduling an appointment to judge its cleanliness. Individual work stations should be free of dust and nail remnants. If the technician fails to present her certificate or the salon simply doesn’t meet your hygiene standards, go

elsewhere. Cracked heels or the presence of open wounds such as mosquito bites and blisters present easy-access infection sites, but simply waiting until they heal can reduce your risk of bloodborne pathogen infection. Don’t shave your legs for at least 24 hours prior to getting a pedicure, as any broken skin or microscopic cuts can expose your legs to bacteria. Ask to see a written log detailing how the soaking tubs or whirlpool footbaths are cleaned, as accumulated hair, skin and bacteria are the main source of related diseases on basin walls. They should be scoured and disinfected between customers, and treated with hospital-strength bleach every other week. You have the right to request that collection screens to be removed to inspect their maintenance for yourself. Soaking your feet at home just before the appointment to further avoid contamina-

tion usually proves a safer option. Autoclaving (sterilization by heat) is the best method for sanitizing metal tools, but most are only wiped with disinfectant. If in doubt, bring your own manicure and pedicure supplies, including buffers, clippers, cuticle pushers, emory boards, orange sticks, pumice stones, and scissors. Insist that the technician sterilize any instruments that fall on the floor during your session. She should also immediately treat any areas that bleed even slightly with rubbing alcohol. For more information about safety practices for your next pedicure, visit The Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology website lists regional salon requirements and a complaint registry at index.html.

Callie Collins can be reached at

CAMPUS QUOTES: The Final Four will be played this weekend.

Compiled and photographed by Travis Marak & Midori Sasaki.

What is your favorite sport to watch? “Football, because of the competitiveness.”

“Live hockey, because it's intense.”

“Tennis, because I like to play.”

“Basketball, because of the fast pace.”

Jon Hocker

Cole Roberts

Natsuki Sawada

Marquise Miller

Business, junior

Graphic design, junior

Broadcasting, freshman

Business finance, junior-

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CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS n Campus Life will sponsor “Read and Lead,” a leadership book reading, from 12-1 p.m. April 19. The featured book, “The story of my life: An Afghan Girl on the other side of the sky,” and lunch will be provided. Space is limited. For more information call Emily Overocker at 974-3589. n An informational meeting will be held for criminal justice majors interested in a paid practicum from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 30 in Room 211 of the Liberal Arts Building. Candidates should be juniors with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Call Kathryn Williams at 974-5546. n Applications for the 2006 Winter Glow Committee are now available in the Campus Life office and must be turned in by 5 p.m. April 5. For more information contact Campus Life at 974-2363. n The UCO Medieval Society will have a booth set up at the Medieval Fair in Norman from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 31 through April 2. For more information contact Christina Petty at 348-5061. The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a statewide career fair from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 5 at the Cox Convention Center. Students looking for jobs and internships will be able to speak with professionals in their field. Dress professionally and bring a resume. For more information contact Jennifer Seaton at 297-8941. n The Japan Student Association will sponsor ‘World Wide Love: reMIX the border’ at 7 p.m. April 6 in the Ball Room of the Nigh University Center. There will be bands, DJs, a dance show and an i-POD giveaway. For more information call 204-6504 or e-mail at by Vista photographer Midori Sasaki

Joe Kennerly, general studies senior, gets help from "wheelchair challenge" volunteer Kristy Voss March 29 near Broncho Lake.

DAYS from page 1 The deaf community challenge was held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 28 by Broncho Lake. Participants had to learn sign language to ask for college transcripts, to add and drop classes

and other common questions relating to UCO. The wheelchair challenge was held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29. Participants had to go over ropes and ramps by Broncho Lake. On one of the ramps they had to perform a wheelie all the way across. “It was super hard, especially the

orange ramp I had to do a wheelie,” Marcus Fields, industrial safety junior. A wheelchair basketball tournament was held from 4-7 p.m. March 29 in the Wellness Center. The tournament was open to students, faculty and staff. Alex Gambill can be reached at agambill@

n The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association will hold a speech-language pathology majors meeting from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. April 7 in Room 102 of the Education Building. All students are welcome. For more information call 314-2639. n The Student Conduct Office is accepting applications for membership in the Committee on Student Conduct. Applications can be found in Rooms 211 and 213 of the Lillard Administration Building, at the International Office or at The deadline to turn in applications is April 7. For more information, contact Chris M. Snoddy at 974-2361.







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'Human race machine' digitally morphs students' ethnicities by Trisha Evans Copy Editor Students can see digitally scanned photos of themselves as different races and ages through a “morphing machine” on the second floor of the Nigh University Center. The “Human Race Machine,” will be in place until April 1 as a part of Diversity Week, which began March 27. “It was really interesting to see how I look as different races,” said Ginger Cox, photographic arts senior. “I looked really hot as an east Asian chick.” Liz Cook, director of

Multicultural Student Services, said the machine is a “personal and private experience” for the viewer. The morphing machine digitally scans a person’s face to show an approximation of how he or she would look as five different races: Caucasian, black, Indian, Hispanic and Asian, while the age machine adds crow’s-feet and wrinkles to the photo and will age a person up to 25 years, Cook said. Two people can see their combined images, or a couple can approximate what their offspring will look like in the couple’s machine, Cook said. She said the machine can

also approximate what a person would look like if he or she had different facial anomalies, like elephantitis. Cook said this is the first year UCO has had a whole week of events for Diversity Week. Jason Carney, reformed skinhead poet and intolerance activist, will speak at 7 p.m. March 30 in Constitution Hall. The morphing machine is sponsored by the UCO Diversity Round Table, a student organization composed of different multicultural student associations' representatives. Trisha Evans can be reached at

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POWWOW from page 1

First-person shooter 'Black' fires blanks by Nathan Winfrey Senior Staff Writer Video game publisher Electronic Arts dropped its longawaited first-person shooter “Black,” a fun, highly-stylized but mindless and monotonous destruction simulator near the end of February. Avid gaming dorm rats who haven’t seen sunshine since the Nintendo 64, and casual gamers who keep telling themselves they can quit whenever they want will be delighted with the level of modification they can make to their in-game environment, and by that I mean how much stuff they can blow up. Shotguns make short work

of flimsy doors, machine guns perforate walls and enemies standing on the other side, highpowered pistols pockmark the landscape, sniper rifles knock off helmets and rocket-propelled grenades lay waste to parked cars, clusters of enemies and entire sections of derelict buildings. If Nirvana could be reached through death and destruction, enlightenment would be for those who play “Black,” but for those of us who like a little thought and strategy with our bloodbaths, the newest offering to satiate “Halo” bums will likely leave much to be desired.

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of NASA. “We are anticipating having at least 150 dancers and approximately 10 drums in the drums and singing contest.” The event will begin with gourd dancing from 12-2 pm followed by the Grand Entry when all the dancers will ceremoniously enter the arena. The Current Miss Indian UCO, Lauren Fotonopulos will present her crown to the new Miss Indian UCO, Jenna Tselee before the supper break, which is a traditional Native American meal that is free to the public. Following the supper break is more gourd dancing, which will be followed by another Grand Entry. During the afternoon hours, the junior competitions and singing competitions will entertain the crowd and in the evening, the adults will compete. At suppertime, the Asian Students Association will dance an East Meets West program incorpo-

by Vista photographer Brett Deering

Summer Saiedi, right, undeclared sophomore, alters her ethnicity on the 'human race machine' with help from her general biology adjunct-professor Cari Deen, who introduced her class to the machine March 29 in the Nigh University Center. rating hip-hop and traditional Asian music. “Our culture is still alive and well and it’s been carried on from great grandparents to grandparent to parents and children, and to the next generation,” Blanchard said. “Our culture is everlasting.” The powwow will be intertribal which means that all tribes are welcome. Entrance is free and there will be opportunities to shop for traditional Native American arts and crafts including handmade clothes and jewelry. Blanchard said there are rules and etiquette of the arena, and people should listen closely to the emcee for public dancing opportunities. During competitions, only the dancers are allowed in the arena. “Once you see it, once you hear it, once you feel it, you will understand,” Blanchard said. Heather Warlick can be reached at

PROTESTS from page 1 in the country with new guidelines. “One of the things you have to ask is, ‘should the laws that are on the books be enforced?’” Said Rep., Frank Lucas, of Oklahoma’s third district. “But from my perspective, it’s not fair because we have a system to get into the country. There are people who line up every day in front of the embassy in Mexico City, embassies in Africa, in Europe and around the world, to apply for visas or for permission to come to school here, and they’re playing by the rules.” Presently, it is estimated 11 million people are living in America illegally according to the Associated Press. Lucas said this election year will bring various plans to secure the U.S. borders while still allowing for legal immigration. “There are people here from a variety of places around the world because it pays better, working conditions are safer, the law is more consistent and our society is more open, friendly and accessible,” Lucas said. “We just can’t accommodate everyone who has a tough situa-

tion at home.” Part of the problem, Lucas said, is that to obtain a job in the United States, an illegal immigrant first must obtain a social security card or some form of identification. Fraudulent identification documents are common and easy to come by, he said. “And the workers are susceptible to all manner of abuses because who do you turn to for help if you have a problem?” he said. “If your employer doesn’t treat you fairly, or if you have other work issues, who do you turn to? That’s a terrible position to put 10 or 11 million people into.” According to US Census reports, the Hispanic community is now the largest minority group in the United States and it showed its solidarity during the last week by peacefully making itself heard to the world. “One thing that we all need to remember is that unless you are a Native American, you are an immigrant. Or, you are the son or daughter or the grandson or granddaughter of immigrants,” Lucas said. Heather Warlick can be reached at

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Broncho Battalion trains with Chinook helicopter UCO students to help by Alex Gambill Staff Writer Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from the Broncho Battalion performed takeoff and landing procedures in an Oklahoma National Guard CH47 Chinook Helicopter March 23 on the UCO campus. Sixty cadets, broken into two groups, learned safety and exiting procedures aboard the Chinook. Capt. Justin Covey, ROTC enrollment counselor, said the cadets are fortunate because

OBI to sponsor 'Greek Week' blood drive by Desiree Treeby Staff Writer Earn a free Greek Week Tshirt by donating blood from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 4-5 in the Nigh University Center across from the bookstore. Donors have the option to credit their blood to the 21-yearold Oklahoma State University student, Timber Eaton, who was diagnosed with Bacterial Meningitis March 19. Jennifer Beattie, an Oklahoma Blood Institute consultant, said Eaton has received and is in need of more blood platelet transfusions. “I think it’s important for everyone to donate,” said Megan Kirk, UCO photojournalism senior, who started donating two years ago while working at the Edmond Medical Center. “If you put yourself on the other side, you’ll see how important it is,” Kirk said. Donating blood also provides people with free access to test their cholesterol, blood pressure, iron levels, temperature and pulse rate. “The UCO support has been amazing and we want to thank everyone at the same time,” Beattie said. “April and September are the two biggest traditional blood drives.” Last September was the largest drive with 481 donors. “That is just unbelieveable. We hope to continue our success and we want everyone to come out,” Beattie said. The OBI is a non-profit regional blood center that provides blood to more than 110 hospitals in Oklahoma and north Texas with more than 500 volunteers across the state. desiree Treeby can be reached at

most enlisted soldiers never get to experience flight in a helicopter. Covey said the aircraft costs about $7,500 to fly per hour. He said the advantage to carrying troops in the Chinook is that it can fly higher and with more troops compared proportionally to other helicopters. The craft they rode in was a rebuilt model. Covey said the military rebuilds many damaged models since congress limits the number produced, and it saves the government money. Covey said the craft exerts

such high wind speeds upon takeoff that it could send someone rolling if they were underneath the propellers. “The Chinook is very stable and very powerful. The Chinook is more stable than the Black Hawk because it has two propellers instead of one and has two engines on the side to give it propulsion,” said Ryan Rhodes, corporate media senior from Oklahoma Christian University. The Broncho Battalion also performed loading and unloading operations with a UH60


depth certainly were not. Objectives in “Black” don’t offer much variety: they range from plowing through countless Russian-speaking enemies, blowing things up and pointless Easter egg hunts for classified documents and top-secret objects that someone decided to leave out in the open in drippy sewers and half-bombed locales. Even the basest of first person shooters at least have keys to find, characters to locate/rescue and climactic battles with menacing villains. This game has absolutely none of these elements, and that wouldn’t be

from page 5 You play as a black ops operative recounting his squad’s notso-legal final mission to take out a dangerous villain in some warbattered former Soviet country to a sour, gruff military interrogator, but no one plays “Black” for twists and turns in the inconsequential plot. The beautiful graphics are unparalleled by anything else in the genre. Disgusting gutters and war-torn city streets never looked so appealing. Game design was obviously on the forefront for developer Criterion, but game play and

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Black Hawk March 9. “It was a hell of a ride. You get motion sickness when you Dr. Stephen Law's 'barbarian Europe' class ride in one of those,” said Danny to make presentation Moise, photojournalism senior. Moise said one of the cadets in his group vomited while flying in the craft. of Attila the Hun that means by Mark Hall The cadets also learned how The Scourge of God. Staff Writer to build survival shelters and Law said a lot of student took part in etiquette training The UCO medieval soci- effort goes into the creation of for the military ball March 25 at ety will participate in its 13th the costumes. He said the medithe Oklahoma History Center at Medieval Fair in Norman March eval society funds are used to the Capitol. 31 to April 2. buy the materials and historiChristina Petty, medieval cally accurate artifacts. alex Gambill can be reached at society president, said members Law said depending on the of the medieval society and stu- weather he might bring a 21dents from Dr. Stephen Law’s foot Viking boat made by him Barbarian Europe class will be and students for 2005’s medihelping with the presentation. eval fair. “What we do is called experKara Locke, a senior majorimental Archeology,” Petty said. ing in humanities, is in charge of “We look something up and the student group designing the then see if it actually works.” Frank representation at the fair. Law, who has sponsored the She said her group will have medieval society since it’s begin- an 8-foot spear, shield, leather ning, said this year’s presenta- shoes, tunic, and other items all tion is on barbarian Europe. He hand made by students in the said the purpose of the presenta- barbarian Europe class. tion is to provide information Law said there will be a numon why the Middle Ages came ber of barbarian-style helmets, about and why Rome fell. one hand made by him, chain “Most of the fair has a big mail, and leather lamellar on emphasis on entertainment, but display at the presentation. UCO wants intellectual offerPetty said that a majority of ings,” Law said. the tents and booths at the fair Law said one of the major are merchants selling “fantasy intents of the presentation is to gear.” She said many people provide a reality check on what dress up in costumes, and that barbarians were really like, not the fair has a very fantasy-like like “Conan the Barbarian” and atmosphere. other Hollywood versions of The fair is open from 10:00 them. a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Reeves Park Petty said this year there will in Norman. be six authentic costumes of difFor more information on the ferent barbarian tribes: Goths, fair call Norman Convention Franks, Huns, Anglo Saxons, and Visitors Bureau at 800-767Vikings and Lombards. She said 7260. there will also be reproductions of Barbarian weapons, includby Vista photographer Travis Marak ing axes, swords and a bone Mark hall can be reached at UCO ROTC cadets board a CH-47D Chinook helicopter during troop-transport practice March 23 on and sinew recurve bow named “Flagella Dei” the Roman name the practice soccer field north of Edmond Fire Station No.1.

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CANNON from page 1 police officer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where God came into play, because if anyone else had been there that day, they would have just called 911 to have an ambulance come out there to pick me up,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(The nurse) had no idea why she drove out to the middle of nowhere.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t call the hospital for an ambulance to come pick me up, they called for a med-flight helicopter and it picked me up right there at the crash site in the middle of the highway to fly me straight to St. Francis hospital in Tulsa,â&#x20AC;? he said. On the way to the hospital, the paramedics immediately put Cannon into an induced coma to try to reduce his brain pressure. His left hand and collarbone were broken, as well as most of his ribs, his right kneecap and his left femur. He also had brain damage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hurt the side of my brain that controls the left side of my body,â&#x20AC;? Cannon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The wreck happened July 12, and July 21, four doctors went and got my mom and dad and brother and sister out of the waiting room and told them to not leave the hospital tonight,â&#x20AC;? Cannon said. He said the doctor told his parents he would die at any moment. Cannon said 50 to 60 friends and family members were in the waiting room that night, and that his dad, brother and sister told everybody there to call everyone they knew and start a prayer chain. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A prayer chain is where you call everyone you know and ask them to call everyone they know, and ask for prayer for a specific person,â&#x20AC;? he said. He said one person called someone at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, a summer church camp, and then nearly everyone at the camp started praying for him. News of Cannonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s con-

dition quickly spread to the prayerful across the country and some called missionary friends in other countries spread the news all over the world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When they were doing this, my mom wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t with them, my mom told them she was going to go by my bedside,â&#x20AC;? he said his mom asked the people in the waiting room to write down all the Christian songs they could think of so she could stay by his bed all night and sing to him. He said she sang until her voice gave out the next morning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That very next day and that afternoon, the doctors came in to my parents and told them â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This is unbelievable, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a drastic change. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s looking a lot better,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Cannon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once they knew that I would survive, they went and told my parents more bad newsâ&#x20AC;Śthey told my parents that I would need to live in the nursing home the rest of my life,â&#x20AC;? Cannon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They told my parents I would get lost in my own house. They told my parents that I would never walk again.â&#x20AC;? He said he was in a wheelchair when he started physical therapy and that he moved to a walker after a couple months. After that he used a cane, then in mid-November of 2002 he started walking on his own again. He said he returned home for the first time in January 2003, and then transferred to UCO to be close to his brother and sister. Cannon said the doctors call the far northeast room he occupied on St. Francis Hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seventh floor the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miracle Room.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Before my wreck, I was always real shy. I could talk to people, but it was hard to get to know them first. I would never give public speeches and stuff like that,â&#x20AC;? he said, but as soon as he left physical therapy, he was asked to speak at â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shattered Dreams,â&#x20AC;? a program put on by the McAlister High School, hosted by

the First Baptist Church of The event drew crowds McAlister. to locations around Broncho â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was the fist speech I Lake where tables were set up gave, and I was a little scared. with devices to help simulate And since then, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve spoke at different disabilities. The staseveral churches around the tions were manned mostly by McAlister area, giving my tes- students, many of which have timony, and several churches disabilities themselves. here in Edmond,â&#x20AC;? Cannon â&#x20AC;&#x153;It makes you accept the said. handicapped a lot more,â&#x20AC;? Cannon also spoke to con- Cannon said. victed drunken drivers at the Fields said a goal of the Victims Impact Panel. week is to help promote a uniâ&#x20AC;&#x153;The hardest part about versal design with blind, deaf talking to them,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;was and wheelchair-bound people that I was talking to the type of in mind. people that put me in the situaâ&#x20AC;&#x153;If you make sure all three tion I was.â&#x20AC;? of those things are met, anyThe man who hit Cannon one should be able to do what received a five-year prison sen- you want them to do,â&#x20AC;? Fields tence, but was released after said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you make sure all the less than two, Cannon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It senses areâ&#x20AC;Śthought of, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s was attempted manslaughter, accessible for everyone.â&#x20AC;? because he was high.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Things people do cause Cannon said he still suffers huge barriers for people in from short-term memory loss. wheel chairs,â&#x20AC;? said sophomore â&#x20AC;&#x153;They said the brain is the Jason Vick, a volunteer douslowest part of the body to ble-majoring in psychology heal. They said it will basi- and occupational therapy. cally heal itself for the rest of Vick has been in a wheelyour life,â&#x20AC;? Cannon said. He chair since he was shot in an said it makes college difficult. attempted carjacking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I were to go back to that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some areas are more day, despite the pain my par- equipped than others,â&#x20AC;? Vick ents went through, from what said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Education Building I learned from all this, it was only has one elevator, and the worth it. It made me grow a lot UCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elevators are always spiritually, it actually helped jacked upâ&#x20AC;Śbut at least they me become more of a per- got elevators.â&#x20AC;? son, more of a man kind of,â&#x20AC;? Crystal Mohamed, business Cannon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It makes you management sophomore and respect life more; today could Disabilities Awareness Days be your last day.â&#x20AC;? volunteer, said she wants to â&#x20AC;&#x153;It makes you accept death, help UCO become more aware and you want your life to be of the deaf community. right with God,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m partially deaf in my had a passenger that day in the right ear and completely deaf wreck. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only way I in my left ear,â&#x20AC;? Mohamed made it. God was riding in the said. passenger seat.â&#x20AC;? She said she thinks students Cannon was present at that participate in the weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Disabilities Awareness Days, events come to have a better a series of events March 27-29 understanding of what peomeant to help students under- ple living with disabilities go stand the hardships of people through. living with disabilities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it has a large impact â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a chance to educate because people learn things people about the barriers they they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know before,â&#x20AC;? place in front of people with Vick said. disabilities,â&#x20AC;? said Kim Fields, assistant director of Disability Support Services and adviser for Students for an Accessible Society, the organization that Nathan Winfrey can be reached at put on the events.

BLACK from page 6 a problem if they had replaced them with something else, anything else to add more to the experience than run and gun with your mind on autopilot. Between hailstorms of whizzing bullets, detonating landmines and rag doll enemies flying every which way, the paintby-the numbers plot is unfurled through live action cinematics of a military interrogation. The acting is decent and the approach is fresh and cool, but just when the story starts to get interesting, the game is over. I imagine a collective â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was it?â&#x20AC;? was spoken all across the country in a thousand different homes and dorm rooms and about seven hours after â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blackâ&#x20AC;? was released. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about how long it takes to beat this game. Seven hours. Less if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re cheating or a first person shooter veteran, as I suspect the majority of those who ransacked their local Babbageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or GameStop for this game were. There is no feeling of finality to the final mission, not even a break in the monotony of the half-dozen or more that preceded it. After the last echoing shotgun blast fades and the final nameless gunman bites the dirt, the end credits begin with little fanfare when most other games are just picking up speed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blackâ&#x20AC;? has its moments. A graveyard shootout with exploding headstones, a desperate hunker in a besieged farmhouse, an asylum shower room brawl straight out of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Rockâ&#x20AC;? and a frenzied fight across a war-torn bridge come to mind, but after a while, even explosions become boring, and perhaps thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why the game is so short. Unlimited ammunition becomes available after beating the game once, which is especially cool on levels where you can find rocket-propelled grenade launchers. This adds some replay value, but not nearly enough. Beating a target time for more extras would have


been great, similar to genre classic â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goldeneye 64,â&#x20AC;? the James Bond game that helped pave the way for everything we see in the genre today. Multiplayer death matches are a necessity for games like this, and they are inexcusably absent from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black.â&#x20AC;? If it werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for the party-friendly mode, games like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Haloâ&#x20AC;? would become coffee-table coasters after about a week, never to be spoken of again. There is no reason to forgive â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blackâ&#x20AC;? for not having a multiplayer capability. Even a cooperative mode during regular story missions would have added some reason to keep playing, but sadly that is absent as well. Other problems are the unrealistic violence and lack of interactivity with the world around you. In a game rated â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for mature where every other aspect of realism is painstakingly rendered, including extreme but warranted profanity from the characters, there is absolutely no blood. Why create such a visceral gaming experience and leave out the one thing all violent videogames need? Also, since when did tiny environment hurdles such as missing steps on staircases and tiny mounds of rubble stop a military operative? The only action other than run and shoot available to the player is crouch. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no jump button or even a way to open doors without destroying them. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sound that bad, but when in the thick of battle, these restrictions are very confining. Available on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blackâ&#x20AC;? is not a bad rent to kill a few hours, but a poor investment if bought at store prices, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blackâ&#x20AC;? is mildly satisfying but only about half of the great game that it could have been. However, some elements, such as the highly destructible environments and exquisite graphics have set the bar high for future games and have whet gamersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; appetites for more. Nathan Winfrey can be reached at

OUTSTANDING MENTOR AWARD ATTENTION STUDENTS!!!! Herbert S. Dordick Award for an Outstanding Mentor Please take a minute and nominate a faculty or staff member here at UCO who helped you as an undergraduate. This person should be one who made a difference to you and helped you make important educational decisions. Fill this out, attach your separate letter, and turn into the UCO Foundation (Evans Hall 102) by MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2006. Name: ________________________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ Home Phone __________________________ Work Phone:______________________ Your current status/years with UCO:_________________________________________ Person you are nominating (must be current faculty/staff) ________________________ Name

Please attach a separate sheet to this form and in 250 words or less tell why you are nominating this person.

A committee will choose the outstanding mentor from those nominated by UCO students. That mentor will receive a $500 cash award. The student nominating the mentor who is chosen will receive a $50.00 cash award. The studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s check will be mailed from the UCO Foundation office by June 15. This award made possible through the generosity of Phi Eta Sigma, Dr. Robert Epstein, UCO AMBUCS Club and the UCO Foundation. The Outstanding Mentor for 2006 will be announced at the fall general faculty meeting.




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Theo's Corner

from page 10 held on in tight second sets to win their matches. Easton won 3-6, 6-4, 11-9 and Johnson won 6-2, 7-5. “Javier and Mark hung in there,” Limam said. “Javier had a lot of errors in the beginning, but then he picked up his game. Mark was down in the second set and came back to win it.” The Bronchos will face conference rival Midwestern State at 2 p.m. April 2 in Wichita Falls. In their most recent meeting on March 3 at the Cameron Quadrangular in Lawton, MSU defeated UCO 5-4.

by Teddy Burch Sports Writer

Waiting on deck: America's pastime Every year it happens about the same time. The birds begin to sing, the redbuds bloom into a beautiful hue and the major league ballparks across this great country come to life in anticipation of opening day. In the day and age when MLB players are passed around like an offering plate, it’s mighty hard to keep track of where so and so is playing. For those of you who didn’t keep score during the off-season, here’s where a few of them landed. Josh Beckett is now with the Boston Red Sox, at a handsome $3 million-plus per year. Johnny Damon ditched the Red Sox for Yankee pinstripes in New York. Carlos Delgado is also in New York but as a member of the Mets, and Alfonso Soriano has canned the Rangers for an upstart with the Washington Nationals. The off-season also had the usual steroid controversy with a little twist. A book by two San Francisco Chronicle reporters titled “Game of Shadows” claims that Barry Bonds used steroids and other performance-enhancing substances on a regular basis. The extent of the truth on this matter is still uncertain. Spring, however, will undoubtedly give way to the

dog days of summer, and the individual division races will heat up like that apple pie dessert in your TV dinner. When it does, the Atlanta Braves should be winning their 15thconsecutive National League East Championship. Look for the St. Louis Cardinals to win NL Central in a rather convincing manner, and solid pitching should deliver the Dodgers the crown in the NL West. In the American League West, a World Series champion could emerge. With a little love and luck, the Oakland A’s have everything they need to go all the way. This bay team should be a contender in the end. The AL East is a toss-up between who wants it more the Yankees or the Red Sox. The AL Central should belong to the defending World Series champion White Sox. Soon enough the crack of the bat will reverberate through our living rooms as America’s favorite pastime is resurrected from the doldrums of winter. Each of us will be faced with the decision to support the White Sox, the Marlins or, like yours truly, an uneventful year of cheering for the Rangers. The choice is yours, but for a slice of the best spectator sport available, choose Major League Baseball and enjoy.

by Vista photographer Midori Sasaki

Senior Mark Johnson eyes a return during his 6-2, 7-5 win over East Central's Chris Kriel March 28 in Edmond.

Kristen Limam can be reached at

Associated Press sports briefings COLLEGE BASKETBALL Oklahoma center Courtney Paris became the first freshman selected for The Associated Press All-America team in women's basketball. Paris averaged 21.4 points, led the nation in rebounding (15.1) and made 61 percent of her shots. She reached double figures in points and rebounds in all but three games and became the first NCAA women's player with 700 points, 500 rebounds and 100 blocks in a season. LSU senior Seimone Augustus was the lone unanimous choice on the team, and the only first-team repeater from last year. Also chosen were North Carolina junior Ivory Latta, Rutgers senior Cappie Pondexter and Baylor senior Sophia Young. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) —Indiana will hire Kelvin Sampson as its next basketball

coach, delivering him from an Oklahoma team under investigation for possible recruiting violations. Details were being worked out, and the deal was expected to be announced shortly, said a person close to the talks who requested anonymity because negotiations were ongoing. The NCAA is looking into more than 550 impermissible phone calls to recruits

by Sampson and his assistant coaches. As part of their self-imposed sanctions, the Sooners froze Sampson's salary for a two-year period beginning in 2005 and restricted him from receiving any postseason bonuses. AUTO RACING Ed Carpenter wants to get on with his driving career and hopes to be ready for Sunday's

IRL race in St. Petersburg, Fla. Carpenter, stepson of IRL IndyCar Series founder Tony George, spent Sunday night in a Miami hospital after being involved in a two-car crash in which rookie Paul Dana died. The 25-year-old Carpenter suffered a bruised lung and was released from the hospital Monday. He was not cleared by doctors to take part in the open test at St. Petersburg.

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NEW HORIZONS Child Development Center is now hiring full and part time teachers. Please call 752-0221 or apply at 3232 NW 150th. ______________________ LAWN SERVICE $8-$10/HR Sharper Image Lawn Care is hiring for M/ W/F 2-5pm, T/TH/SAT 8am-5pm, 15-20 hours per week. Call Brandon at 314-9379. _______________________ TELEPHONE Marketing Rep needed for downtown Edmond insurance office. Mon-Thurs 6-8:30pm. Start April 3, must be available during the summer. $8/hr plus bonus. Excellent telephone skills required. Call Michelle at 340-4998. _______________________ MAGIC KEEPERS wanted at the Arcadian Inn Bed and Breakfast. New competitive pay scale and great friendly work environment. Please apply in person at the Arcadian Inn located near UCO at 328 E 1st St, Edmond. ______________________ ADMINISTRATIVE assistant needed PT/ FT. Should be bilingual (Spanish/English), and possess good computer and communication skills. Call 341-7025 for more info. ______________________ JIMMY JOHN'S Gourmet Sub Shop is now hiring. No sucky uniforms, no noxious fumes, no deep fat fryers. Flexible schedules, great atmosphere, and a fun job! Delivery drivers and in-shoppers wanted. Call 7153200 or visit us at 1900 E 2nd St in Edmond. _______________________ IMMEDIATE job openings-Work as many hours as you want, whenever you want. For more information, call Arthur at 216-2479 or come to Central Plaza, Room 715. Upfront investment required. ______________________ ADMINISTRATIVE assistant for engineering office needed 20-30 hrs/wk, $7.50$9/hr. Willing to work with class schedule. Email resume to

For Rent KENNEDY PLACE APTS 1,2&3 Bedrooms Across from UCO 341-7911 or visit our website ________________ BRYANT GROVE APTS 1, 2&3 Bedrooms 20 S Bryant, Edmond 341-2161 __________________ ONE BEDROOM APT Gas and water paid. NO PETS! Located near UCO. 1217 N Roosevelt, $340/mo plus deposit, 341-9651. ______________________ TOWNHOUSE for lease, 2 bed, 2 bath, kitchen appliances, washer/ dryer hookups, ceiling fans, lots of closet space. NO PETS! New building, 1 blk from UCO, 453 N Blackwelder, $650/mo, $500 dep. TENANT RESPONSIBLE FOR UTILITIES, 1 year lease, 341-9651. ______________________ DILLON PARK APTS-N of the football field, furnished, all bills paid, 1015 Chowning. Call 285-5900. ______________________


LARGE 2 bed, 1 bath $525, deposit $250, NO PETS, walk to UCO, 1012 Chartrand. ONE BED, one bath $375, dep $175, NO PETS, walk to UCO. FURNISHED apt, 1 or 2 bedrm, queen bed, dishes, TV, VCR, bedding, short term lease 3,6 or 12 mo, walk to UCO. ONE BED, one bath $375, deposit $200. No pets. Walk to UCO, 1012 Chartrand. Chowning Heights Apts 844-5100, 208-2577 ______________________ UNIVERSITY VILLAGE APARTMENTS Small 1 bedroom $350 Large 1 bedroom $375 2 bedrooms $450 Gas & Water Paid 330-3711 ____________________ APT FOR RENT _ block off campus. Female student, all bills paid (except phone & cable). Call Glen at 787-6880, C-5901086 or Linda at 340-7623, C-590-1087. ______________________ COME HOME to your newly remodeled duplex! New carpet, new full size washer/dryer, attached garage, separate study. Come home to Persimmon Ridge, 471-6145. ______________________ ONE BEDROOM apartment across from Old North. Washer, dryer, new appliances, $400/mo+$250 deposit, one year lease. Call 396-2013, leave message. ______________________ 2 BED, 2 BATH duplex, 2-car garage, 701 NW 137th, available immediately. Call 265-1103. _______________________ BRYANT SQ APTS, 1730 E 2nd St, only _ mile from UCO. $200 off your first month's rent! Hurry in!! 1 & 2 bedrooms available. Call 340-5387. ______________________ BAUMAN APTS, walk to UCO, 1 bed, 1 bath, $395/mo plus $300 deposit. Water paid. Call 769-9388, 677-7028, 216-9665. ________________________ LEASING Consultant, perfect for students! Please fax resume to 691-2209, Mcsha Properties.

For Sale VERY NICE 8 ft. dining table and 5 chairs. $425 neg, call 340-6800 after 6pm to see. _______________________ FOR SALE: 1993 Honda Del Sol with VTEC engine. Beautiful, black, sporty vehicle, runs great. $4000. Call 340-4613 or 340-5620. ______________________ SPACIOUS mobile home, 18x80, 3 bed, 2 bath, wood floors throughout, close to campus. Take over equity, Oakridge Estates, 601 Vista Lane #159. Call 249-7303. _______________________ 2004 SUV for sale. Lexus RX 330, 26K miles, black with ivory interior, condition excellent, contact Bryce at 405-216-5461.

Roommates CLEAN, female roommate needed to share 2 story, 2 bedrm duplex with large kitchen and living area, and small backyard for about $400 rent + bills. 5 minute walk to UCO. For more details call 412-8448.

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***STUDENTS*** PT WORK-FT PAY Flexible around class, all ages 18+, day/eve/ wknd, conditions apply, customer sales/service, 405-751-6018. _______________________ PART TIME help needed at bridal salon. Friday afternoons and all day Saturdays. For an appointment to interview, call 752-0029. ______________________ BOOMTOWN Ballyards: The premier sports complex in Oklahoma, conveniently located in N OKC/Edmond is searching for energetic, reliable individuals to fill various openings for our upcoming seasons! Call 405-749-8696 or email to get in the game! _______________________ NEED A JOB? Computer Technician position - Student with AutoCAD experience, full time or part time. Close proximity to UCO campus. PEREZ ENGINEERING, 341-9651. ______________________ SALES ASSOCIATE MARK'S SHOE ROOM is looking for a personable PT sales person for afternoons and Saturdays. Learn sales and merchandising techniques from the best in the industry. Hours are flexible to meet students' schedules. Call Kristy to schedule interview at 341-3321. Come join our team! _____________________ GENERAL ASSISTANT position available with an established service-oriented company engaged in market research and development, 10-15 hrs/wk as available, Mon thru Fri. Must have own transportation. Hourly base pay plus mileage and extras. Excellent opportunity for entrepeneur-spirited person. Internet savvy a PLUS. Call 623-2857. _______________________ WE PAY up to $75 per online survey. _______________________ HELPNEEDED for house cleaning business. $8/ hr (cash), flexible hours, will work around school schedule. Call Sonya at 812-8054 or 752-0908. ______________________ BE A DELL Student Rep, earn $12/hr. Make your own hours and gain amazing experience for your resume! Position starts immediately. Go to: to apply. _______________________ PT/FT KENNEL technician needed immediately. Must love animals and have a good work ethic. Afternoons 4-7, weekends & holidays a must. Walk dogs, clean cat cages, general custodial and cleaning duties. 348-0808 Kathy. _____________________ THE UNIVERSITY of OK Health Sciences Center research team needs participants ages 18-30, who have a parent with or without a history of an alcohol or drug problem. Qualified participants will be compensated for their time. To see if you qualify or to learn more about the study, please call 405-552-4303. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. _______________________ CASABLANCA American Bistro - Exciting new restaurant located in north OKC is looking for servers, PT or FT with flexible working hour lunch or dinner. Apply at 13801 Quail Pointe Drive (May & Memorial) or call 924-3288 for appointment. ______________________ PT STOCKER needed at Kang's Wine and Spirits. Must be 21. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Please apply in person at 741 W Danforth in Edmond. No phone calls please. ______________________

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UPCOMING UCO HOME GAMES BASEBALL Saturday, April 1 1 p.m. vs. Southeastern Okla. (doubleheader)

Sunday, April 2 1 p.m. vs. Southeastern Okla.

SOFTBALL Saturday, April 1 1 p.m. vs. Cameron (doubleheader)


UCO shutout Cameron in a doubleheader in March 28 in Lawton. Sophomore Alli Blake pitched a one-hitter in game one as the Bronchos won 8-0. In game two, senior Jordan Akin pitched a six-hit shutout as the Bronchos won 4-0. UCO softball is now 17-6 on the year, with a 10-0 record against Lone Star Conference North teams.


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Golfers stage tourney comeback by Teddy Burch Sports Writer The UCO menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s golf team won the UCO/KickingBird Classic March 28 in Edmond. The win was the third tournament victory in a row for the Bronchos. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first round was a mystery to us,â&#x20AC;? said Todd Dayton, senior from Lawton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were slow out of the gate and the morning scores showed it. During the afternoon we all settled down and played a lot better.â&#x20AC;? The Bronchos overcame a sevenshot deficit to beat Northeastern State and win for the fifth time in eight outings this season. As a team, the Bronchos shot a four-under par 836 and edged out the Redmen who finished with a final score of 840. St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s was third at 846, followed by St. Edwardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at 850 and Abilene Christian at 869. The 6,722-yard, par-70 course proved to be a challenge for many of the golfers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our home course,â&#x20AC;? Dayton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get to practice here all the time, so we had a slight advantage. It can be tough and if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not familiar with it, it can be a real challenge.â&#x20AC;? Dayton finished with a total of 208, shot a first round of 72, and also made up for the two-shot-over opening round with a 67 in the second and a 69 in the third.

Dayton leads the team this spring with the fewest shots attempted at 575. He is also averaging the lowest score at 71.8. For the year he leads the team with 1,221 shots taken and is averaging a 71.8 for the year. Mitch Boles, sophomore from Marlow, Okla., led the Bronchos with a tournament total of 207. He made up for his first round 72, two shots over par, with a second round 66 and a third round 69. Boles finished third overall behind Jamie Amoretti of St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Blake Slaughter of St. Edwards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was more happy about the performance of the team than about my own,â&#x20AC;? Boles said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our team is really close, we have good leadership, and each week we go out to play the best we possibly can.â&#x20AC;? In the KickingBird Classic, Blake Bowmen, freshman from Pryor, finished with a total of 212. Matt Ellis, junior from Ponca City, finished with a total of 213 and Chance Tatum, sophomore from Pawnee, finished with a total of 219. Tatum transferred to UCO after playing one season at Bethany College in Lindsborg. He had a strong freshman season, claiming three top-10 finishes and one top-5 finish in five tournament starts. The Bronchos will attempt their fourth consecutive tournament win at the Grand Canyon Invitational April 3-4 in Phoenix. The Bronchos

won this tournament last year. The Bronchos won the East Central Invitational March 21 in Ada and the Texas A&MCommerce Invitational March 7 in Pottsboro, Texas. Teddy Burch can be reached at

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by Vista photographer Travis Marak

Sophomore Mitch Boles eyes his teeshot on the 14th hole at the UCO/KickingBird Classic March 27 in Edmond.

Bronchos aim for perfection with sweep of ECU

The UCO menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tennis team swept the visiting East Central Tigers March 28, raising its season record to 8-2. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we Men's Tennis Scores, March 28 matched up against East Central pretty UCO 9, East Central 0 well,â&#x20AC;? said Younes Doubles WOMEN'S Limam, graduate 1. Askeland/Hladil, UCO, def. Paz/Tran, 8-4 TENNIS assistant for the 2. Davis/Easton, UCO, def. Kriel/Rios, 8-2 The UCO women's tennis team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They 3. Haugen/Johnson, UCO, def. Folsom/Lopez, 8-2 tennis team fell 2-7 to a donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have as much Singles depth as we do. visiting East Central team 1. Hladil, UCO, def. Tran, 6-0, 6-4 We set the tone by March 28. 2. Askeland, UCO, def. Paz, 6-3, 6-3 winning all three The loss takes the 3. Johnson, UCO, def. Kriel, 6-2, 7-5 doubles.â&#x20AC;? 4. Easton, UCO, def. Rios, 3-6, 6-4, 11-9 Bronchos to a 1-8 record S e n i o r s 5. Haugen, UCO, def. Lopez, 6-0, 6-2 this season. Christian Haugen 6. Davis, UCO, def. Folsom, 6-1, 6-0 and Mark Johnson continued their domination at the No. 3 spot, where they have gone 9-0 this season. They defeated Matt Folsom and The College of Education and Professional Felipe Lopez 8-2. Juniors Peter Davis and Studies is seeking candidates for 2 proposed Javier Easton rolled by Victor Graduate Assistant positions beginning Fall of Rios and Chris Kriel 8-2. 2006 with possible continuation for Spring 2007. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We returned pretty good and we were crossing a lot when they were returning,â&#x20AC;? Duties: Easton said. 1) Web-based software, faculty and student training, and data Senior Jonas Askeland entry. Will train individuals with computer skills. Contact Gretchen and sophomore Tomas Hladil Magee at 974-5101 or defeated Josue Paz and Quynh 2) All aspects of maintaining a web site.1Contact Rod Edwards at Tran 8-4. I_AD.qxd 12/22/05 2:00 PM Page 974-5160 or Davis and Haugen finished their singles matches quickly. Davis defeated Folsom 6-1, 6-0 by Kristen Limam Sports Editor

while Haugen defeated Lopez 6-0, 6-2. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My serve was bad today,â&#x20AC;? Davis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was double-faulting too much.â&#x20AC;? He said it made it easier knowing UCO was already up

3-0 going into singles. Hladil faced ECUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tran in the No. 1 spot for a tougher match than he expected. Hladil said he was disappointed with his performance, despite the win. After going up

6-0, 4-0, he said he lost focus and his opponent took advantage of his mistakes. He held on to take the second set 6-4. Easton and Johnson also

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Senior Jonas Askeland swats a forehand in the Bronchos' 9-0 shutout of East Central March 28 in Edmond. The Bronchos are now 8-2 on the season, with a four-game winning streak.

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