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Tobacco ban, a drag? Renowned writer breaks the rules Ryan Croft ..s,viior Reporter
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The UCOSA Senate passed a resolution Monday that puts the campus on the path to a complete ban on all tobacco products.View an actual copy of the resolution on page 7.
Rules were made to be broken. This saying is itself a generally accepted rule. However, the one general rule governing this rule is that it does not apply to any Golden Rules. Golden Rules were absolutely, positively, never-ever-ever made to be broken. Renowned pop-culture author and journalist Chuck Klosterman spoke Tuesday night of his personal journey and of a few Golden Rules he broke along the way. Before he even started, Klosterman broke a pretty big rule of Speech-Giving 101: know, or at least have some kind of idea what you are going to talk about. Klosterman started off the engagement, at The University of Oklahoma, asking if he might have a chance to meet Blake Griffin and disavowing any involvement in creating the theme for his presentation â€” "Life Through the Prism of Pop Culture." "When I give these talks, I'm never sure what I should talk about, and I never plan either," Klosterman said. "I don't know what people are interested in. I'm just always guessing." Klosterman is the author of five critically acclaimed books, including the popular "Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto," and has contributed to, among other publications, Spin, Esquire, GQ, The New York Times Magazine and the Washington Post. Klosterman, who is known for his entertaining humor and spot-on insight, credited much of personality to growing up as an intelligent, culture-wise youngster in a small town just outside of Fargo, North Dakota. "If you're a smart person, that's a huge advantage," Klosterman said. "Because you will understand the world that most people in the media have absolutely no access to, but it will come naturally to you
â€” the understanding of what people are really interested in." Klosterman began his writing career as the sole-writer for "Rage," a weekly popculture insert to his town newspaper. "[Writing] turned out to be the only thing I was good at and it was something I loved doing," he explained. Klosterman said he initially got where he is now through a series of chances and, again, a few broken rules. When he lost a potential job position at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Klosterman simply asked the editor where the man who got the position was from. He said he then called that newspaper and took the former writer's job. The ability to think differently, often hilariously, about life and situations has been a hallmark of Klosterman's life. "I'm not interested in being a journalist like other people have been," he said. "The one thing that everyone here brings to the table ... that is unique ... is your own sense of the world." Klosterman said writers should not seek to simply stay inside generic thoughtprocesses and practices. "You get used to this idea that there's a certain type of question [in an interview]," he said. "I just want to ask about things I'm interested in." He also shared his concern for the generally accepted lack of honesty hi today's media culture. "The idea of authenticity ... has been sort of slipping away for a long time," Klosterman said. "We've gotten to this point where no one even anticipates it. It's almost that we conceive that authenticity can't exist." He said this perceived lack of authenticity has caused the public to lose their ability to believe the truth of what people in the media and popular culture say. see CHUCK, page 2
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Over a thousand Oklahomans descended upon the State Capitol Thursday to participate in a visual and verbal protest against the nation's current economic policies. Dubbed the Oklahoma Tea Party, individuals and families turned out for what was a very festive and patriotic experience. Sentiments among participants in the crowd ranged on a slew of issues from secession from the Union to both tax and pork AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File reform policies. Many "Do Not Tread In this Nov. 24, 2008, file photo Treasury Secretary-designate Timothy Geithner on Me" flags were waved, listens as President-elect Barack Obama, speaks at a Chicago news conference. with a host of signs decrying Oklahomans gathered at the capital yesterday to rally in protest of the policies put wasteful spending and the in place by Obama and Geithner. current economic policies of the Obama Administration. No political representa-
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"Dubbed the Oklahoma Tea Party, individuals and families turned out for what was a very festive and patriotic experience." --Joe Lopez
Further south from the the thousand plus American capitol, a different demon- flags waving in the wind by ' stration continued which participants who gathered contrasted with the festive for the Tea Party. "This has nothing to do, mood on the Capitol steps. "The Healing Field", with what it going on over sponsored by the Exchange there" he said, motioning Club Center of Oklahoma north to the Capitol. "This is the important City for the Prevention of Child Abuse, has erected issue, not over there." He said that it has given thirty two Oklahoma flags, and one thousand, five hun- him an opportunity to share dred and thirty American the story of abuse with many Flags, each recognizing a Oklahomans who otherwise child who died due to abuse would not have heard the or neglect in both Oklahoma message.
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Students elect new leaders
The University of Central Oklahoma Student Association announced the 2009-2010 student body leaders last week. Daniel- Stockton, a junior from Tulsa, was elected as Student Body President and Beth Marcotte, a sophomore from Salina, Kan., as Vice President. Voting started at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 and closed at 9 p.m. on April 8. Votes were cast by the student body and tallied through UCONNECT, UCO's online student portal. Stockton's candidacy for Student Body President was unopposed while Marcotte and Ashkann Bahreini ran for Vice President. All candidates had to submit a letter of intent to the election commission in order to run for the elections. Janis Ferguson, the stu-
dent organizations coor- things they are passionate dinator and Cole Stanley, about and I am excited to UCOSA advisor make up the see UCOSA grow, and see changes the administration election commission. Debates were held in the is going to make in various Nigh University Center's aspects," said Marcotte. Stockton's platform conConstitution Hall on Tuesday, April 7 to give can- sisted mainly of financial didates a chance to answer 'reevaluation. _questions selected by the He hopes to enhance stuelection commission and to dent programming, further discuss their platforms. the interests of UCOSA, Marcotte's titled her plat- and build relations with the form "BAM Impact Your administration. Campus," focusing on the "I wanted to take this next Vice President's role in the step in UCOSA because it student activities funding was a personal goal of mine, process. and also because I want to The goal of the platform be the person that takes the is to break down student ideas of the student body fees that are billed on bursar and make them a reality," accounts, also known as the said Stockton. Student Fee Audit. "I am excited to work with This would allow stu- the student body to confront dents to know why they are certain issues that have not being charged and where been addressed in over 10 years, and I am eager to their money is going. "I know students can bring a new tempo to the make a difference in UCOSA office." ,
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"We assume they're telling a version of the truth and then we look at the subtext and then we kind of triangulate the situation they set it in and then we try to figure out the meaning from there," Klosterman explained. "The idea of things having a literal meaning is almost totally gone from the media. I'm trying to move things back, closer to ... a literal sense of the world." He emphasized his attempt to re-center media's place in culture would come through connecting with the real side of culture — often that which is considered its lower end. In fact, Klosterman initially sought to publish his first book, "Fargo Rock City: A Heavy. Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota," as an academic book titled "Appetite for Deconstruction," but was turned down because the book contained to many expletives. He described his main audience as the people who would rather drop acid than read books and said he has received three phone calls from acid lealers in prison. "I am here to really appeal to the badass idiots," Klosterman joked. He explained why he feels pop culture awareness and criticism is essential the mass media and in people's lives. "I believe people want to consume or think about the art that ... defines the way they think about the world."
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oody Allen sues clothing company for defamation Larry Neumeister ISSO(iul~ it p,, NEW YORK — A • clothing company known for its racy ads is fighting a $io million lawsuit brought by Woody Allen, arguing that it can't have damaged his reputation by using his image because the film director has already ruined it himself. The 73-year-old Allen started the fight against American Apparel Inc. when he sued the company last year for using his image on the company's billboards in Hollywood and New York and on a Web . site. Allen, who does not endorse products in the United States, said he had not authorized the displays, which the Los Angeles-based company said were up for only a week. Now the company plans to make Allen's relationships to actress Mia Farrow and her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn the focus of a trial scheduled to begin in federal court in Manhattan on May 18, according to the company's lawyer, Stuart Slotnick. "Woody Allen expects $io million for use of his image on billboards that were up and down in less than one week. I think Woody Allen overestimates the value of his image," Slotnick said.
"Certainly, our belief is that after the various sex scandals that Woody Allen has been associated with, corporate America's desire to have Woody Allen endorse their product is not what he may believe it is." One billboard featured a frame from "Annie Hall," a film that won Allen a bestdirector Oscar. The image showed Allen dressed as a Hasidic Jew with a long beard and black hat and Yiddish text. The words "American Apparel" also were on the billboard. Allen's lawsuit said the billboard falsely implied that Allen sponsored, endorsed or was associated with American Apparel. Slotnick said it was not a cheap shot to bring up Allen's sex life in a lawsuit over the billboard and Internet ads. "It's certainly relevant in assessing the value of an endorsement," he said, noting that Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps lost endorsement power after a photograph surfaced of him using marijuana. Farrow starred in several of Allen's movies during a relationship with the director that ended in 1992, when she discovered he was having an affair with her oldest adopted daughter, then 22. Allen married Soon-Yi Previn in 1997.
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Once upon a Greek Week: Four Teams, One Champion Greek Penny Wars collected more than $2,599 in contribution to the Corms/m/1(km/ Oklahoma City Chapter of Make a Wish Foundation. Wednesday night was among the Greek Week is an annual week of favorite events of hundreds of UCO events of full of competition and fun students, the Annual All Greek Step between the Greek Houses. Last week, Show Competition. 13 chapters participated and were then Team Four placed first followed by divided into four teams. Team Two. Team One received third The week kicked off with a scavenger place and Team Three received fourth. hunt and a cookout Sunday evening. On Constitution Hall reached maximum Monday, UCO welcomed guest speaker capacity holding over 500 people. Erle Morring to talk about the dangers A canned food sculpture contest was of sorority and fraternity hazing. held on Thursday. After the competiThe beginning of the week marked the biannual two-day blood drive with tion 4,00o boxed and canned food the Oklahoma Blood Institute in which items were donated to the Seeworth Academy. over 200 units of blood were given. The week ended with an event as Through out the two days, the All Lauren Lubbers
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well known as the step show, Spring Sing. This event is somewhat reminescent of Broadway musical competition. Team One placed first, Team Three placed second followed by Team Two and Team Four. It is also tradition during Greek Week to award and honor two individuals who stand out in the Greek Community as the Greek God and Goddess. These two individuals were Mackenzie Devane of Sigma Kappa Sorority and Hunter Scott of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity. The concluding order of team placement for Greek Week was: 1st place, Team One, 2 ❑ d place, Team Two, 3rd place Team Four and 4th place Team Three.
Transformative Learning Explained statement," Radke said. "We want to turn out productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens like our mission statement says, and it's by transformative learning that we propose to get our students there." Radke said the new Center for Transformative Learning is the building where UCO will house activities, classrooms and faculty that embrace transformative learning. The Office of Research and Grants will also move there, promoting "research, scholarly and creative activities." "The assumption is that transformative learning _wi will go on everywhere," Radke said. "We have a variety of different sites for transformative learning, in addition
areas," Radke said. "We asked 'What is it students will need besides courses in the career they're currently in?'" The outcomes or principles of the program, or the "Central Six," are the five core areas of transformative learning and the student's major field. The goal of transformative learning, Radke said, is that all students have transformative learning experiences in the five core areas: leadership; research, scholarly and creative activities; service learning and civic engagement; global and 'cultural competencies and healtkand wellness. :Transformative learning is -he process or theme by which we reach our mission
Caleb McWilliams Transformative learning educates students on what they need beyond their specific discipline, regardless of what career they choose. Dr. William J. Radke, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, explained transformative learning at UCO and what impacts it has on • student's education. "The reason that transformative learning came to be is that the vice presidents and academic leadership, including deans and so forth, were thinking about the future and what students would need to learn in addition to their specific subject
to the students' major disciplines taught in every classroom." Sites for transformative learning include Leadership Central, the Centre for Global Competency, the Volunteer and Service Learning Center and the Wellness Center. "Don't think of transformative learning as an effort spearheaded by one or two vice presidential units," Radke said. "This is an effort by all the units." "Transformative learning is the focus of the institution, not just Academic Affairs," Radke said. "It's not just localized and focused into one area, but it's permeating all of campus in all we do."
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It was while giving a performance at Carnigie Hall in 1998 that Kuleshov stunned the then Chairman of the Department Slafi 11 tile, of Music, Dr. Karen Carter, and Dean of the Liberal Arts, Dr. Clif Warren. "I had never in my life heard a pianist that fantastic," Dr. Internationally recognized pianist and artist-in-residence Carter said. "It was like he had twenty fingers instead of at UCO, Valery Kuleshov will be performing a concert April ten." 21st at 7:3o p.m. in Evans Hall. Quickly after the concert, Dr. Carter and Dr. Warren "Kuleshov is a virtuoso pianist," Assistant Professor offered Kuleshov the possession of Artist in Residence at Pianist at UCO, David Forbat said. "He is in a league of piaUCO. nists that can do anything at a keyboard." "Hearing him play as affected the way I play the piano," A native to Chelyabinsk, Russia, Kuleshov entered the Central Music School of Moscow Conservatory at the age Dr. Carter said. "Actually it has affected the entire faculty." "He goes far beyond just being an amazing technical of 7, and by the time he was 9, he gave his concert debut with a symphony orchestra in the Great Hall of Moscow pianist," Forbat said. "He is very imaginative. No detail too small can escape his notice. He can highlight beauty in a Conservatory. score that may not be the most obvious." His career kicked off from there. Forbat has attended many Kuleshov performances and After studying with some of the best Russian pianists, has always been amazed at what he can do with a piano. Kuleshov went to Italy to study with the world's most "Kuleshov has this talented ability to convey with. his acclaimed Piano teachers, Karl Ulrich Schnabel and Leon fingers everything that needs to be brought out of a piece of Fleischer. music," Forbat said. In 1987, Kuleshov began winning prizes for international Next Tuesday, Kuleshov will play music by German compiano competitions around the world. poser Robert Schumman, Viennese artist Franz Listz and , Ten years later, the President of Russia, Boris Yeltsin, critically acclaimed Russian composer of this generation and awarded Kuleshov the rare distinction "Honored Artist of old friend of Kuleshov, Hommage Horowitz. the Russian Federation." Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $4 for UCO Kuleshov has gone on performing in the best concert halls students and $io for all other students and should be in Russia, Europe, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the reserved in advance by calling UCO's box office: 974-3375. United States.
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The UCO Junior City Council is once again accepting applications for the summer and fall. University administration has a long standing working relationship with the city and event coordinators hope to create this connection with students as well. "We are hoping to build a town gown relationship," Nathan Box of the Office of Commuter Services said. Students working on the council will have an active voice in the city and will help fix many of the problems affecting
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acting as mayor. All students, regardless if they are a commuter or not, are encouraged to participate. The members meet once per month. The Junior City Council is a joint venture between the Office of Commuter Services, the UCO Student Association, and the City of Edmond.Applications for interested students are located in the Nigh University Center room 115. Applications are due April 3oth. Box says a new council should be established before graduation in May, and the new council will continue the work of the of the exiting members.
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Seth Rogan graces the big screen yet again with a film fusing comedy with action-adventure. "Observe and Report" follows the head of mall security, Ronnie Barnhardt, through a series of obsessions and mental instabilities. There are two main things that Barnhardt yearns for: eternal mall-cop glory and the affection of an uninterested make-up-counter lady, Branch (Anna Faris). Standing in his way is the ominous Detective Harrison (Ray Liotta)
Numerous, unexpected subplots who does not take Barnhardt seriously. In order to prove himself, Barnhardt shape the film from the first flash. It declares vengeance upon an unidenti- is as though the film was a series of fied flasher and a shifty burglar. With comedic skits and the banter is sidehis lackluster entourage of men-in-blue splitting. Comedian Patton Oswalt and the and his liquored-up mother, Barnhardt hilarious Danny McBride (Tropic takes on this task with confidence. As his quest for Brandi continues, Thunder, Pineapple Express, Eastbound it is as unstable as his bi-polar disor- & Down) make appearances. Even the der. As his longing for self-assurance fairly fresh-faced actors playing kiosk as a do-gooder continues, many are left employees exude an ease of familiarity. Full-frontal male nudity may offend bleeding and bruised, while others are those expecting a date movie. Excessive left dead. The action presented in "Observe and use of four-letter-words may offend oto provide Report" is often surprising but when those expecting a family movie. But Seth Rogen stars as Ronnie in Warner Bros. countered with the hysterical antics of hopes are high for those expecting an Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' dark comedy the characters, it is wonderful to follow. entertaining movie. "Observe and Report."
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Rock ya like a hurricane Angela Morris Staffif ther
The ladies of UCO's Alpha Xi Delta are hosting their annual spring concert, Rock Ya Like A Hurricane, tomorrow at Constitution Hall. "The tradition of Rock Ya Like A Hurricane started back in 2005 as a fundraiser to help Hurricane Katrina victims," Alpha Xi Delta member, Jennifer Burris said. Since then, the girls have supported a new cause every year to donate the money raised by the concert. "This year, all proceeds will benefit the Piedmont High School Arts Department in honor of Jenna Russell, " Burris said. "Jenna Russell graduated from Piedmont High in 2007 -4,-was a proud member of Alpha Xi Delta until her tmexS.' petted death on September 12, • •• •
Jenna was extremely pas• sionate about art and very • .7 involved in the art department while attending Piedmont High, Burtis said. "We [Alpha Xi Delta] met 3!J up with the Piedmont princi-1 ple, who has awesome plans of " improving the art department with the contribution," Burris said. The girls of the sorority have selected three bands to play at the show this year. "We searched around on MySpace and selected various local talented bands based on what we think attendees would like to hear," Burris said. Punk rock band One Way Shake Up, acoustic Ryan Taylor Edmond and hard rock band Ommadon will be performing. Certain members from both Ryan Taylor Edmond and Ommadon are in fraternities at UCO. "We wanted to involve as many people from campus in our concert," Burris said. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show is from 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. "Anyone from the community is more than welcome to come out the join the fun," Burris said. Tickets are $10 and the first 100 people to come get a free T-Shirt. ;
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UCOSA Senate Tobacco Ban Resolution University of Central Oklahoma Student Association Second Session of the Eleventh Legislature Senate Resolution 09-215
A RESOLUTION PERTAINING TO TOBACCO POLICY ON THE CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA, PROVIDING EVIDENCE OF RESEARCH, AND SETTING FORTH STANDARDS FOR HEALTH AWARENESS AND A TOBACCO FREE CAMPUS. Whereas: UCOSA has surveyed the student body about 24/7 Tobacco Free UCO, and; Whereas: There is sufficient support in the Senate, and; Whereas: Faculty Senate and Healthy Campus Initiative are waiting on a UCOSA decision before proceeding with legislation of their own. THEREFORE, BE RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA STUDENT ASSOCIATION THAT: Section 01: That the University of Central Oklahoma prohibits all forms of tobacco which include cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, snuff, spit tobacco, this includes herbal tobacco products. Section 02: Tht the University of Central Oklahoma will prohibit tobacco use on all University grounds and in all University buildings (already university policy). University grounds include parking areas, outside of buildings, outdoor common areas and University vehicle(s) owned or leased by the University. Section 03: That the University of Central Oklahoma prohibits the sale or distribution and advertisement of tobacco products on University grounds. Advertising includes University run publications, the University website, handbills, posters, promotional items and giveaways'. Section o4: That this legislation applies to_ employees (full-time, part-time and temporary) faculty (tenured and adjunct) and employee (staff and contract) and visitors, volunteers, guests and spectators. Section o5: That this legislation will become affective one year or three hundred sixty-five (365) days after this legislation is passed, this will allow for careful and planned implementation by the Healthy Campus Committee. Examples of a time lines are: legislation will be announced May of 2009, education of the policy will begin August of 2009, October of 2009 smoking cessation programs will begin inconjuction with UCO Wellness Center and the Oklahoma State Department of Health and May 2010 24/7 Tobacco Free UCO will be implemented on the University of Central Oklahoma campus. Section o6: UCOSA recommends training sessions for students which include the following organizations: Greek life, Coaches, Department of Public Safety, Employment Services, Resident Assistants, Perspective Student Services and any other group that this policy may affect. All UCO handbooks, policy manuals, catalogs and on-line listings should include 24/7 Tobacco Free UCO policies. Any contracts for use or lease of university property will clearly state 24/7 Tobacco Free UCO policy. Perspective students will be informed of the tobacco policy. Prospective employees will be informed of the policy by Employment Services. Section 07: UCOSA recommends during the first six months of this policy enforcement will be voluntary. This can be referred to as a transition time. UCO safety officers will emphasize voluntary compliance. A verbal reminder will be issued and a review of the 24/7 Tobacco Free UCO policy. Transitional enforcement will apply to any student, staff, faculty or visitor using tobacco products on campus. Examples of enforcement during the second six months of this policy will be a fifteen dollar ($15) fine or spend two (2) hours of tobacco refuse clean up on campus. Section 08: UCOSA recommends violations of this policy should be handled through existing processes already in place for students, staff and faculty. Complaints regarding this policy should be referred to the appropriate office. Faculty should refer to the Office of Academic Affairs, staff should contact Employment Services and students should contact Office of ptudent Affairs.
No: -Alpha Psi Omega (Theater) -Alpha Xi Delta -Canterbury Association -Central Oklahoma Hockey Club -Circle K International -Creative Studies Writers Institute -English Society -Finance Club -Geography Student Organization -Independent Film Channel -Language Society -Medieval Society -Pi Kappa Alpha -Pre-Law Society -Soccer Club -Sociology Club -Spanish Club -Student Affiliates of the American Chemistry Society -Student Dietetic Association -Students for Concealed Carry on Campus -Student Programming Board -Tennis Club -Young Democrats
Campus Quotes "What are your feelings/thoughts about the legislation passed by the UCOSA Senate that bans the use of all tobacco products on campus?"
"Now I don't have to carry around my inhaler when leaving a building." Ryan Hulseberg Broadcasting - Junior
"I'm happy the bill passed because now I can sleep easy knowing the baby geese at Broncho Lake are breathing clean air." Tylar Claypool Mass Communication - Freshman
"I'm excited to see the bill pass because it encourages healthier lifestyles and supports sustainability." Nathan Foster Marketing - Sophomore
"I have mixed feelings about it. For the construction crews, they're just doing their job, so that's their business." Whitney Teeter Public Relations - Sophomore
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Brenner adjusts to Australia
ful experience I am having, but I miss Edmond a lot because of all my friends and my world has been Edmond for the past four UCO Bronchos' basketyears of my life," Brenner said. ball star Elizabeth "Lizzie" "I miss my family too and my Brenner made her pro debut UCO family, from the other stuthis past week in Australia. dent athletes to the coaches. Playing for the Ringwood "I stay in contact with everyLady Hawks in the Big V one that I love and feel their supAustralian Basketball league, port, so it's like I have a part of Brenner had an impressive them here with me," she said. rookie outing. She scored 20 Brenner took with her, to the points, snatched 12 rebounds pros, a lesson learned at. UCO. and had five steals, all team "Everything good comes with highs on the day. hard work and the best things The former Lady Broncho you have to work for without definitely noticed some difgiving up. The first year Mallory ferences in play in Australia. [Markus] and I were there, we "It was a little bit different. were 7-22 and we were dead Some rules are a little differ' 14004r4,4*-,, last," Brenner said. "We stayed ent than they are at home," with it, made goals and worked Brenner said. "The games are extremely hard in the off season. called a little closer than they By our last year we set school are at home so I had to learn records and got to the sweet to play even better defense." sixteen, the farthest in school Aside from basketball, history. Brenner seems to be enjoy"It really showed me that if ing her experience down Services you work hard you can be very Photo under. successful, also it shows that "I love the relaxed and Lizzie Brenner drives against the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Bulldogs on Feb. 28 at change does not happen overlaid back ernosphere Hamilton Field House. night so you have to stay with here," Brenner said. "The it." A valuable lesson learned people are really easy going, from UCO. very friendly." To follow Brenner's progress Living with a family, down there has opened her to new cultural experiences, especially in the pros, you can visit the Ringwood Hawk's new website; www.ringwoodhawks.com . the new foods. "The food is really good. I also love how there is not as much fast food here au. because I stay in better shape," Brenner said. Brenner, happy and loving the experiences, still misses home. "I really love the wonderChris Wescott .s'pori, 11
Play-by-play great dies at age 73 teners. Kalas also did some NFL broadcasts by Westwood One Sports it riler and was the voice-over narrator for NFL Films for so many Harold Norbert "Harry" years. Kalas died on Monday before Some of his most memorable the Philadelphia Phillies, calls included, April 18, 1987 Washington Nationals game. when he called Mike Schmidt's Kalas was discovered, passed out, career home run, the 1980 500thin the broadcast booth around and 2008 World Series' among 12:30 am. He was taken to the many others. local hospital but died shortly Kalas received the Ford C. afterwards. Frick Award from the Baseball Kalas has been a voice in the Hall of Fame in 2002. The broadcasting world for years and one close to my own heart. I am a broadcaster was honored by the play-by-play broadcaster myself American Red Cross Southeastern and have listened to the greats Pennsylvania Chapter with the for tips and examples. Kalas was David Henderson Humanitarian Award in 2008. Kalas was inductone of my favorites. The Broadcaster was born ed into the National Sportscasters March 26, 1936. He is best known and Sportswriters Association for his role as "the voice of the Hall of Fame in 2008. Named the 2004 Person of the Phillies", play-by-play announcer Year by the Broadcast Pioneers of for the Philadelphia major league Philadelphia, Kalas received the baseball team. His signature call, Legacy of Excellence award from "It's outta here!" will always be the Philadelphia Sports Hall of memorable among . his loyal lisFame in the same year. He was
named sportscaster of the year in Pennsylvania for 18 years, 1978, 1980-1990, 1992-1996 and again in 2002. Kalas was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Philadelphia Sports Congress in 2002. Kalas even has a restaurant built into the side of Philadelphia's stadium named after the man behind the mic. Kalas made his imprint on, major league baseball, but most of all, the city of Philadelphia and the team he loved. "We lost our voice today," said Phillies team President David Montgomery, "he has loved our game and made just a tremendous contribution to our sport and certainly to our organization." Undoubtedly, the sporting world has lost one of the greatest in the business, a mentor to those of us looking to become a voice, a model citizen and a successful man, who will never be forgotten.
UCO clips Eagles' wings OKLAHOMA CITY (April 14) — Nate Mitani drove in four runs in the first two innings and Central Oklahoma jumped to a big early lead en route to a 10-5 victory over Oklahoma Christian Tuesday night under the lights at Dobson Field. It was the first meeting since 1995 between the two near-by rivals and the Bronchos took control right off the bat, seizing a commanding 9-2 lead after three innings and coasting in the rest of the way behind a pitcher-by-committee performance that saw five players take the mound for UCO. The Bronchos, who improved to 22-24, return to Lone Star Conference action Friday when they host Eastern New Mexico in the first contest of a crucial four-game series. "We came out real aggressive at the plate and did a great job of jumping on them like we did," UCO coach Wendell Simmons said. "We've got a big series coming up this weekend and hopefully this will give us a little momentum."
The Bronchos wasted little time taking the lead, pushing across four runs in their first at bat. Blake tfMl_Dpened the game with a bunt Ki L sire6 and promptly stole second ;afore scoring on Ryan Schoonver's single up the middle to quickly make it 1-0. Brent Hodge added a two-run single and Mitani an RBI double in that frame upped the lead to 4-0, with UCO getting five runs in the next two innings after the Eagles scored twice in the bottom of the first. Mitani did the damage in the second with his second home run of the season, this one a three-run shot to left field. UCO pushed its lead to 9-2 in the third on RBI fielder's choice groundouts by Mitchell and Tyson Fugett and it became 10-2 in the fourth on Andrew Foshee's solo homer to left center. That was all the scoring by the Bronchos, with OC getting single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth to make it 10-5. The Eagles didn't threaten in their final three at bats.
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