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April 17, 2007

Virginia Tech shootings should make us more aware by Andrew Knittle Staff Writer

The second half of April added another infamous date to its history as police in Blacksburg, Va., said a gunman on the Virginia Tech University campus opened fire April 16 in a co-ed dorm and classroom hall, killing and wounding scores of people. Early death toll estimates, which are certainly subject to change as authorities release more information, indicate at least 33 people — including the shooter — are dead following the attacks, authorities said Monday. Virginia Tech President Charles Steger issued a statement at around 2 p.m. local time, a portion of which follows: "Well, today the university was struck with a tragedy that we consider of monumental proportions. There were two shootings, which occurred on campus. In each case, there were fatalities," Steger said. "The university is shocked and indeed horrified that this would befall us, and I want to extend my deepest and most sincere and profound sympathy to the families of these victims,

which include our students." Authorities said the first attack was reported around 7:15 a.m. local time at West Ambler Johnston Hall, a co-ed dorm, with one person killed and multiple others injured, according to . About two hours later, authorities received another 911 call reporting more shootings at Norris Hall, which houses science and engineering classes. reported Monday that 20 people were killed during the second attack. It was not known April 16 how the gunman eluded police for so long, but a security expert on CNN said he believed whoever executed the attacks probably planned well in advance before carrying out the shootings. Several VT students sent videos to the media Monday morning documenting the early moments of the attack and the aftermath. Jamal Albarghouti, a student at the university, shot probably the most compelling video from his position outside Norris hall as police entered the building. As of press time,

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State and local police wait for a building to be cleared by police on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va., Monday, April 16, following a shooting incident. Police said the shootings have left at least 33 people dead and a similar number injured.

Contreras wins Miss Hispanic 2007 "I would suggest that they look up programs in their schools and get involved with their culture." -Cecilia Contreras by Abha Eli Phoboo Staff Writer

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Cecilia Contreras from Peru wins the 8th annual UCO Miss Hispanic Pageant April 14 in Constitution Hall.

The 8th Annual Miss Hispanic UCO Scholarship Pageant took place April 14 in Constitution Hall in the Nigh University Center. Cecilia Contreras, mass communication and broadcasting major, won the contest, taking home $1,600 tuition waiver scholarship. Angelica Malagon won $1,000 as first runner-up and Juliana Gutierrez $400 as second runner-up. Emily Equigua, third runner-up, received an official plaque. Contreras's platform was to encourage Latino youth to maintain their cultural heritage through language. In the interview round, she was asked a question based on her platform issue, and how she would encourage fellow Latinos who don't speak Spanish. "I would suggest that they look up programs in their schools and get involved with

their culture," Contreras, 19, said. She also won the Talent Award, which came with a $100 cash scholarship for the Tango she danced to "La Cumparista" by Julio Iglesias, and took home the Miss Photogenic Award. Malagon won Miss Congeniality, and Gutierrez was given the Future Hispanic Business Woman and Director and Assistant Director awards. Erika Balderas, Hispanic American Student Association president and Miss Hispanic 2006-2007, gave away the crowns, sashes and awards. "Since the day I was crowned, my life has been full of excitement and wonderful memories that I will cherish forever," said Balderas. Her message to the new reigning queen is: "Buena Suerte! Enjoy every moment of this journey and remember to keep the Hispanic culture alive." Abha Eli Phoboo can be reached at

Language Pathology conference scheduled by Lyndsay Gillum Staff Writer

The Inez Miller Conference on Communication Sciences and Disorders, focusing on autism, will be held on April 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Constitution Hall in the Nigh University Center. The Speech-Language Pathology program at UCO

puts this conference on annually, according to Scott McLaughlin. The conference is for students and in this particular case, for speech language pathologists. Special educators were recruited as well to attend this year's conference. "At this point in terms of this topic, autism has become an area of concern in the sense

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there are so many children being identified has having one of the disorders that is on the autism spectrum," McLaughlin said. The conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Lynne Hewitt of Bowling Green State University's department of Communication Disorders, and will address concerns relating to the identification

and diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorders. Other topics to be discussed at the conference include updating completion of evidencebased interventions, propositions of recent neuropsychological research and recent developments in focused stimu-

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UCO broadcasting major Matthew Koehn (bottom right) will be going to Iraq. Koehn had to withdraw from classes earlier this semester and now spends his days in active training all over Oklahoma.

Broadcasting major to serve corps in Iraq by Nathan Winfrey Senior Staff Writer

Just months before graduation, broadcasting senior Matthew Koehn's Marine Corps unit was activated. Instead of a cap and gown, he will now wear desert camouflage as he boldly faces the war in Iraq. With an important role in the UCO's Channel 6 newscast and his devoted involvement with the Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Koeici's is a face that many UCO students recognize, and will miss. "Matt is a great guy. Crazy, loud, and I think he has an evil laugh," said Zach Dunnagan, kinesiology senior. "The kid has a heart of a servant." "Matt puts others before himself... it is a lifestyle he

lives every day," said Melissa Ingram, corporate communications senior. "Matt always goes out of his way to make people feel welcome and shows them that he cares. He is an amazing person that I respect." Communications junior Abigail Bolay echoes the words of Koehn's other friends, and added, "Matt went to California for training, in the heat, and broke off one of his front teeth while eating a frozen tootsie roll. He's crazy like that." "Great Christian guy," said Jermaine Brown, UCO graduate. "I think he will be an encourager wherever he goes. I always found it funny when

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Punk music maybe worth a second look Many characterize punkers as destructive deviants hell-bent on decadence, but after the hormonal dust settles, the structure of the subculture is such that individuals may surpass that which normalcy curtails and become valuable members of academia. Punk exists to provide excellent undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education to enable students to achieve their intellectual, professional, personal, and creative potential. Punk must also contribute to the intellectual, cultural, economic, and social advancement of the communities and individuals it serves. A strong foundation in the punk community provides the necessary skills for success at the university level. Many characterize punkers as destructive deviants hell-bent on decadence, but after the hormonal dust settles, the structure of the subculture is such that individuals may surpass that which normalcy curtails and become valuable members of academia. There is a long history of punk and education.

In 1982, the Descendents released Milo Goes to College, and the band's singer, Milo Aukerman, left the band temporarily to attend UC San Diego. The band later included the SAT scores of Aukerman's academic rival in song lyrics. Aukerman received a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and studies genetically engineered maize at the University of Delaware. He continues to write and record music with the Descendents who have released nine records since Milo went to college. Aukerman is not alone. There is an intrinsic intelligence in the purity of punk, and punk, when reduced to its base, is pure creativity. Its channels include art, music, science and philosophy. The idea of punk removes inhibitions and

opens one's mind to new ideas — an essential part of learning and discovery at the university level. Imagine losing your preconceived ideas about the world, denying any cultural ties and joining a group of subversives before your bar mitzvah. Such nihilism is rampant among young punks and forms the base on which one's true self develops. Is it better to form an identity from nothingness or adopt that which comes with the privilege of birth? The early stages of developing a belief system involve intense debate within the community. Successful debate secures one's convictions and builds the ability to reason and communicate. Each of these is a vital part of fostering academic thought

and doing well in college. Dr. Greg Graffin, lecturer of biology at UCLA, has a Ph.D. from Cornell University and sings for Bad Religion, a punk band from California started nearly 30 years ago. In a recent article, Graffin expressed parallels between punk and academia. He stated that music and science are capable of changing one's worldview and that he uses each medium to inspire others and share revolutionary ideas. The phenomenon of strength of character through adversity has become a glorified part of the human experience. Punks endure self-imposed adversity because of the choice to live outside the mainstream and reject the status quo. In turn, the mainstream often rejects them.

The alienation, even if desired, causes punks to form clusters of likeminded artists, musicians and thinkers. Reliance upon a small network of people working towards the same goal is excellent preparation for academic pursuits at a community-centered university. Many punks embrace selfimprovement and a sense of interdependence within the scene as means by which to enhance their creative self. For instance, a subset of punk called Straight Edge began as a reaction to nihilistic punks and the excesses of society, and it spread quickly into a tightly knit sect within punk. More so than any faction of punk, straightedge punks value community and are united under a cohesive set of core values. Straightedge punks

develop strong ideals and self-control, and they live by the lyrics of the punk band Minor Threat: "don't smoke; don't drink; don't f@#k." Their teetotaling mentality and sheer will translates well into academic discipline. Whether one supports punk as a lifestyle, the benefits of intellectual freedom, uninhibited creativity and unwavering conviction can lead to success in life. Cancel your child's college prep courses, relax: about the soccer scholar= ship, give her a Mohawk and upload some Black Flag to her IPod. She will be a better person in the end.

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UCO hosts Journalism Hall-of Fame induction "We receive these awards for the people that make us look good," -Joe Worley by Teddy Burch Editor-in-Chief

In the dim glow of the UCO Ballroom, big smiles and firm handshakes greeted about 250 guests to the 37th annual Journalism Hall-of-Fame inductions Friday, April 13. The 2007 inductees included David Dary, Patrick O'Dell, Bob Sands, Mike Sowell, Helen Ford Wallace, Gracie Montgomery, Phillip Parrish, Mike Shannon, Mark Thomas and Joe Worley. President Webb gave the opening speech and said he was honored to be in the same room with the best in the industry. "There are giants in our mist, and we are extremely honored to have the best in the business at our university," Webb said. "You honor us and we thank you and our journalism faculty for serving us so well." Dr. Terry Clark, chairperson of Mass Communications, introduced all the past inductees who were present and began these years' introductions with David Dary. His acceptance speech was short and delivered the first of many laughs. "In my native state of Kansas, to get inducted into their hall-of-fame, you have to. be dead for five years. So, considering that, I thank you very much," Dary said. Dary taught journalism at both Kansas and Oklahoma universities for a combined 31 years

and has written 20 books on the American West including a history of the Oklahoma Publishing Company and the Gaylord family. He retired in 2000 as an emeritus professor at OU. Clark introduced the next inductee saying was telling someone that the people in this room are the salt of the earth and some are just salty. I'm talking about Bob Sands." Sands began his career in 1972 at KAFG-FM radio in Oklahoma City. He's worked in Tulsa at KAKC AM-FM, Michigan, Montana, and in Oklahoma City radio and T.V: WKY, KEBC-FM, KOMA AM & FM, KKNG-FM and KTOK. "As you can tell from my bio, I've had a hard time keeping a job," Sands joked. "God knows I wouldn't be here without my family and friends." Another of the inductees, Mike Shannon had nothing but praise for the journalism industry and the people of Oklahoma. "One of the reasons for staying in this business so long is simply the people of Oklahoma. They are the finest people in the world," Shannon said. Managing editor of The Oklahoman since 1999, he started his journalism career at The Oklahoma City Times in 1970 as reporter, working up through assistant editor jobs to become City Editor in 1977. Shannon became Executive News Editor in 1980 and assis-

tant managing editor in 1989. The youngest of the inductees was Mark Thomas. At 46 years of age, he is the Executive VicePresident and Secretary of the Oklahoma Press Association, representing Oklahoma's 213 weekly and daily newspapers. He was Executive Director of the Colorado Press Association from 1989-1995, returning to OPA in 1995 to succeed Ben Blackstock. He's a board member and past president of FOI, OK, and past president of the Newspaper Association Managers and represents that board on the National Newspaper Association board. "My first response was pure shock and thrill. Everyone here feels like family," Thomas said. "If there is anyone more shocked about the recipient of such an award, it is your family and friends." Every inductee agreed that hard work, dedication and being surrounded by good people help in reaching these milestones. "We receive these awards for the people that make us look good," Joe Worley said. "Being a journalist is a rare breed and I share a strong optimism for the future of this industry." As the ceremonies ended, it was apparent that UCO had, if only for the afternoon, the cream ofthe crop in the journalism field. Teddy Burch can be reached at .

IRAQ from page 1 he would coach the guys' BCM basketball team. This short little dude has a voice that can carry." Koehn had to withdraw from classes earlier this semester and now spends his days in active training all over Oklahoma. He left for a week of convoy ops training in 29 Palms, California on April 15. His training will continue, almost nonstop, until he leaves for Iraq in midsummer. From the start, Koehn was willing to serve his country in active duty. "If you join the Marine Corps thinking you won't ever be deployed, you joined the wrong branch," Koehn said. He said the Marines are trained to go anywhere in the world in 72 hours, and are known to be the first to the fight. "So when I joined the Marine Corps, there was a 100 percent chance that I would be deployed, especially since we were going into Iraq." His willingness to go to Iraq hasn't changed since he joined, but he feels the timing is inconvenient. "I'm a senior in college with 30 hours left and I really want to finish, but my willingness hasn't changed," Koehn said. The military will continue to pay for his education when he gets back. He plans to graduate as soon as possible. After enlisting in December 2002 for the Marine's delayed entry program, Koehn left for recruit training in San Diego after he graduated high school in May 2003. He went to Military Occupation School (MOS) for training as an artillery canon crewman in Fort Sill. Then he went to Marine Combat Training (MCT). "An artillery canon crewman provides indirect fire for military combatants with a Howitzer, a 155 millimeter canon. Basically it's just a large canon that fires 155 mil-

limeter rounds," Koehn said. He said his recruiter was an artillery canon crewman, and that led to him joining the reserve artillery unit in Oklahoma. "It's pretty safe," Koehn said. "The only thing you have to worry about is air attacks and enemy artillery, and the insurgents in Iraq really don't have either. We pretty much wiped everything out in '91 with Desert Storm and again when we went through with Operation Iraqi Freedom." Instead of artillery, the Iraqi insurgents use drive-by mortars. They drive around in pickup trucks with mortars in the back; they fire a couple times and leave. "It's like drive-by shooting with mortars," he said. The main danger to U.S. troops are Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), which come in all shapes and sizes, with different types of explosives. They mainly place them on roads apd try to destroy U.S. military convoys with them. Koehn said that's how the United States suffers Of its casualties. "114:14ide them in dead animals ,onil the, road, or they'll attach' dm@ titoila woman. It's sneaky. It's"haird to find them," he said. "Then insurgents will come back through and place more IEDs after troops go through and find them." He said the devices are easy to make, as all they require are a container, explosives and a triggering device. The trigger can be anything, from a cell phone to an old clock or a remote car key. "I have a really good idea of what to expect when I go over there. They give me situations on how to react in certain situations that I might get into over there," Koehn said, but he's sure when he gets there, he will be awestruck. "The number one thing I'm not looking forward to is the temperature over there. It can get as high as 130 degrees. Also the dust storms. I've heard sometimes you can't even see your hand in front of your face."

"My faith keeps me motivated. It keeps my mind on my goals. It lets me know that either way, if I die or if I come back alive, I'm in God's hands. I'm protected," he said. "I fear killing somebody, I fear being killed, but I'm more comfortable with it." Koehn said he would like to think that by going to Iraq, he's making his country a bit safer. "I would have never joined the Marines if I didn't think that was the direction God was pointing me in my walk with him... one of the main reasons I signed up was just to serve my country," Koehn said. "And if I was going to do that, why not go with the best, the hardcorest, the ones that would push me the hardest? That's why I chose the Marine Corps." "I'm doing a job that the majority of the American population can't or doesn't want to do, and it makes me feel proud that I'm doing it for my country," he said. Koehn said the most useful thing he's learned in his training is how to be a professional and friendly foreign military power to the Iraqi civilians. Tips like never showing them his left hand, and never touch or talk to the women, will better equip him to interact with the people. "My friends and family support me 100 percent. My mom really wishes I didn't go over. She loves me a lot and she hates to see me go over, but she understands why and supports me," he said. "I would really not like to be over there, but it's a cause and I have to do it. It's a service that I signed up for." Koehn wants those he leaves behind to not forget the war is still going on, and to remember that the military needs their support. "Because if our country isn't supporting us, what's the point in fighting for it?" he said.

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UCO's Big Event will begin at 9 a.m. April 21 on East Hall Field. The Big Event is a day when students break out into groups to do community service in areas surrounding the university. The agenda for the day includes team building activities and games by the student organization UCORE at 9:30 a.m. Following the games, a speaker will come to address community service. Lyndsay Holder, coordinator of the Volunteer Student Learning Center, is hoping for the student elected this week to serve as the future Student Body president will be available to speak. Lunch will be provided following the speakers. Jimmy John's sandwiches, half donated by the company, will be served.


For the remainder of the day, team leaders will take their members to various worksites in the Oklahoma City area. Some of the organizations include A Chance to Change, Red Cross, Boys and Girls Club, Infant Crisis Center and the city of Yukon. There are 17 registered sites and one pending site. "I got a call yesterday from a group that wants to come in at the last minute," said Holder. News Channel 4 needs students to assist with a casting call for "Deal or No Deal." Completion times will vary for each site, said Holder, but most students will finish around 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. Fifty-five team leaders have already been selected to work with the sites as well as act as liaisons between students on their teams and the sites. An executive board for The Big Event has been meet-



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ing since January to plan the event. They have worked in conjunction with the VSLC. "My favorite is when it comes down to the actual day and I see people waiting in line to register and putting their T-shirts on and getting excited to volunteer," said Meredith Scott, directorelect of the The Big Event. Students wanting to sign up for The Big Event can fill out a form in the VSLC officer, NUC Rm. 212. A table will also be set up in the front of the food court for students to sign up or get more information. Registration will also be available the day of the event. Holder suggests students signing up at the last minute have transportation.

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CONFERENCE from page 1 lations and practical interventions for both children and adolescents with autism, according to a recent press release. The Inez Miller Endowed Chair and the UCO SpeechLanguage Pathology program support the conference, said McLaughlin. "An Endowment is a gift someone that comes to the university and supports .anything that will enhance the quality of a program," he said. Miller was a woman, who inthe late 1990's got to know about the Speech-Language Pathology program here at UCO, . formed a connection, and gave a

gift, which was worth $250,000. The regents then matched that, making the total sum worth $500,000, McLaughlin said. That money is then invested in an account that pays interest and the Speech-Language Pathology program uses the generated interest to enhance the program. Started in 1964, UCO's Speech-Language Pathology program is committed to training in speech/language pathology to students with a broad knowledge base and balanced experiences to prepare them for any professional setting, read a recent press release.

The registration fee for the Inez Miller Conference is $50 for professionals and $25 for UCO students. Registration is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. "There are degrees of autism that some children will exhibit and it's a very hot topic right now, people are really concerned about how children are being identified and how to best treat them. It's a very timely topic in that way," McLaughlin 'said. For more information and a complete schedule of conference events call 974 - 5705.


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The Fund awards poli-sci major by Aaron Wright Staff Writer

When she opened her letter from The Fund for iyrnerican Studies, her mouth 'dropped. She was expecting another congratulations-on-being-accepted :.*letter. Instead, she received * notice that she was a recipient of the top scholarship the pro.gram offered students, making one of her dreams a possibility. Cyndi Munson, political science junior, will spend eight weeks of her summer at the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service, a program that involves students seeking a profession in the non-profit sector in classes and interactive internships. She will participate in six hours of classes and 30 hours of interning a week. The program is a part of The Fund for American Studies, situated in Washington, D.C. She will be staying at University. *.Georgetown "My dream has always been

to spend at least one summer in D.C.," said Munson. She said as she began looking at internship programs stationed at the capital, this is one of a few that offered scholarships that would allow her to go. She first found out about the program when Emily Hill, Georgetown Institute's Assistant for The Fund for American Studies, visited UCO Student Association. "She visited because she Wanted to reach out to Oklahoma students," said Munson. In the past, not many Oklahoma students have participated in the program. Hill specifically chose UCO because of the Leadership Central office. Munson has not been placed with an organization to intern with yet. The areas she is most interested in working with are education, youth, and women's rights or programs, especially with women who have been exposed to domestic violence. She will know in mid-May which area she is paired with.

Shooting from page 1 Albarghouti's footage had been viewed almost one million times, according to CNN. UCO Police Chief Jeff Harp said that while no police department on the planet could be truly prepared to deal with a massacre like the April 16 attacks on the VT campus, there are things students can do if they find themselves in a similar situation. "Try to evacuate, try to get out of there, go out a window," Harp said. Harp also said students should stay alert and pay close

attention to their surroundings to take advantage of any avenue of escape available. He added that all people have "different capabilities," and that students should follow the lead of those taking action under life-threatening circumstances. According to Harp, UCO is part of network of law enforcement officers who are trained to respond to similar incidents, but added that the team has never had to respond to an incident on the scale of the VT shootings. In the wake of what is being

The program's past internships include Rachael's Women's Center, Philanthropy Roundtable, YWCA, D.C. Central Kitchen, Salvation Army and First Book. Currently, she is trying to come up with the remaining $1,560 she owes for the program before May 1. She has raised almost $900 in support. To do this, she has been sending letters requesting support to her professors, UCO administrators and people at her hometown. She is also scheduled to speak at local civic clubs. Her friends have pitched in to help as well. Meredith Carrick, a member of her sorority, Sigma Kappa, put together a gift package to auction off to her sorority sisters. "My future career plans are more than likely to go into the non-profit sector," said Munson. Aaron Wright can be reached at .


Members of UCO's School of Music will present a pair of one-act operas April 19 through April 22.

by Lyndsay Gillum Staff Writer

UCO's School of Music will present a pair of one- act operas, operas that exist entirely in one act, "II Signor Bruschino" and "The Old Maid and the Thief," in Mitchell Hall Theater at 7:30 p.m. April 19 through April 21 and at 2 p.m. April 22. "II Signor Bruschino," written by Gioacchino Rossini, reveals a burlesque plot involving love, laughter and a father who doesn't recognize his own son. Shannon Love, UCO junior vocal performance major, has been selected for the leading role and will perform April 19 and April 20. Love recently won first place in the sophomore women's category at the NationalAssociation ofTeachers

of Singing, a statewide college level singing competition held at the University of Oklahoma. "The Old Maid and the Thief' is an opera by ItalianAmerican composer Gian Carlo Menotti and was written and premiered in 1939. "'The Old Maid and the Thief' is a twisted tale of morals and evil wornanly power," read Wikipedia. corn. The plot involves an old maid, her household and a burn living under the roof, according to a recent press release. "'The Old Maid and the Thief' is an opera originally composed for radio, and we felt it appropriate to perform this year, as it's the year of the composer's death," said Kevin Eckard, director of the UCO • opera program. "We wanted people to remember Gian Carlo Menotti as the man

called the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, UCO students were asked how they thought their school would deal with such a tragedy, should it happen here in Edmond. "People would be concerned for the first few days, but I think after it happened our campus would be safer than ever," student Nathan Woolard said. Student Mynah Cooke said she couldn't imagine anything like this happening at UCO, or anywhere in Oklahoma. "It would be a tremendous shock," Cooke said. "You never think about those kinds of things happening so close to home."

who popularized American opera, and to enjoy some of the music that he composed." Tickets to the opera are $12 for adults, $8 for Senior Citizens and $4 for UCO students. Featured students in "The Old Maid and the Thief' include Mallory Sawin, Kevin Eckard and Pamela Richman, and Yosuke Yamamoto and Shannon Love in "II Signor Bruschino. For tickets, call the Mitchell Hall Box Office at 9743375. For a complete schedule of College of Arts, Media and Design performances, visit .

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Close call for mother CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Emily Lineberger missed her gymnastics class this week, but thanks to the 11-yearold's heroics, she and her mother survived what could have been a tragic car wreck. Emily was riding in the back seat of the family car Tuesday when her mother, Dayna Lineberger, started feeling lightheaded. Ulcerative colitis had caused Lineberger to feel faint before, so she decided to get food at a nearby restaurant. "Then it just hit me," said Lineberger, 40. "The last thing I remember is screaming to her, 'Tell me where to turn,' because I couldn't see. ..." While heading into the restaurant parking lot, Lineberger's head rolled back and she passed out, Emily said. "I just screamed like crazy," Emily said. She leaned forward and grabbed the wheel. Her mother's foot was still on the gas pedal, but Emily steered to avoid a car before their car hit a telephone pole and stopped unharmed. Doctors later said Lineberger was dehydrated from the colitis. "It was just her instinct and God riding on her shoulders," Lineberger said

Just Kidding HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (AP) Burglars who stole thousands of dollars of equipment from the Guyandotte United Methodist Church apparently had a change ofheart, breaking in the following night to return what they stole. Thieves first jimmied the church's door locks Monday night and stole about $5,000 worth of sound and office equipment, church treasurer Rocky Frazier said. Then, they broke back the next night and returned everything. "They taketh and the Lord giveth back," Frazier said Friday. "It's like there's a higher power at work." Whatever the reason, they had a change of heart, said the Rev. Julia Bolling. "It was either that, or our prayer for grace for them," she said. The sound system, keyboard, computer_"It's all back," she said. The only thing the thieves didn't return was about $22 in change, Frazier said. Even though the equipment was returned and no real damage was done, Huntington Police Lt. Rocky Johnson said the investigation remains open.

Today is Tuesday, April 17, the 107th day of 2007. There are 258 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 17, 1961, about 1,500 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in a failed attempt to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro. On this date: In 1521, Martin Luther went before the Diet of Worms to face charges stemming from his religious writings. (He was later declared an outlaw by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.) In 1524, Giovanni da Verrazano reached present-day New York harbor. In 1790, American statesman Benjamin Franklin 'died in Philadelphia at age 84. In 1861, the Virginia State Convention voted to secede from the Union. In 1941, Yugoslavia surrenderedtoGennanyinWorldWarn. In 1964, Ford Motor Co. unveiled its new Mustang model at the New York World's Fair. In 1969, a jury in Los Angeles convicted Sirhan Sirhan of assassinating Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. In 1969, Czechoslovak Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek was deposed. In 1970, the astronauts of Apollo 13 splashed down safely in the Pacific, four days after a ruptured oxygen tank crippled their spacecraft. In 1990, the Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy, the civil rights activist and top aide to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., died in Atlanta at age 64. Ten years ago: House Speaker Newt Gingrich announced he would borrow $300,000 from retired Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole to pay a sanction imposed for violation of House rules. Former

Israeli president Chaim Herzog died in Tel Aviv at age 78. Five years ago: Secretary of State Colin Powell ended his 10day Middle East peace mission after failing to get the cease-fire he'd sought between Israel and the Palestinians. A federal judge ruled the Justice Department couldn't interfere with Oregon's assisted-suicide law. (The law was ultimately upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.) One year ago: A Palestinian suicide bomber struck a Tel Aviv restaurant during Passover, killing nine people; in a sharp departure from the previous Palestinian government's condemnations of bombings, the Hamas-led administration said the attack resulted from Israel's "brutal aggression." A bus crash in Mexico claimed 57 lives. Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan was convicted of corruption (he was later sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison). Robert Cheruiyot and Rita Jeptoo pulled off a Kenyan sweep of the Boston Marathon. Today's Birthdays: Rock promoter Don Kirshner is 73. Composer-musician Jan Hammer is 59. Actress Olivia Hussey is 56. Rock singer-musician Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks) is 52. Actor Sean Bean is 48. Rock singer Maynard James Keenan (Tool) is 43. Actress Lela Rochon is 43. Actor William Mapother is 42. Actress Kimberly Elise is 40. Singer Liz Phair is 40. Rapper-actor Redman is 37. Actress Jennifer Garner ("Alias") is 35. Country musician Craig Anderson (Heartland) is 34. Singer Victoria Adams Beckham is 33. Actress-singer Lindsay Korman is 29. Actor Paulie Litt is 12. Actress Dee Dee Davis ("The Bernie Mac Show") is 11. Thought for Today: "I think America is richer in intelligence than any other country in the world; and that its intelligence is more scattered than in any country of the world." _ Will Durant, American historian (1885-1981).


Wal-Mart dethrones Exxon on Fortune 500 NEW YORK (AP) Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, has reclaimed its position as the largest corporation in the U.S. among the Fortune 500, pushing Exxon Mobil down to number two. With more than $351 billion dollars in revenue, the magazine ranks Wal-Mart slightly ahead of the energy giant. Wal-Mart is on top for the fifth time in six years.

Iran: Sanctions could push nuclear drive TEHRAN, Iran (AP) _ President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday warned that Iran would respond to additional U.N. sanctions with new nuclear advances, in yet another show of defiance to international demands that the country roll back its atomic program. The U.N. Security Council has set a deadline of late May for Iran to halt its uranium enrichment program, warning it will gradually ratchet up its punishments. The council imposed limited sanctions in December and strengthened them slightly last month because of Iran's refusal to suspend enrichment.

Radical cleric allies quit Iraq cabinet BAGHDAD (AP) Cabinet ministers loyal to the radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr resigned on Monday to protest the prime minister's refusal to set a timetable for an American withdrawal, raising the prospect that the Mandi Army militia could, return to the'streets of Baghdad. The number of bodies found dumped in Baghdad increased sharply on Sunday to 30 from as low as five in recent days in a possible sign of the militia's resurgence, even ahead of the six resignations.

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It seems every week theater marquees display a shameful remake of an old horror movie or an unnecessary sequel made several years afterthe last installment in the franchise to cash in on the first one's popularity. This new breed of "horror" is a far cry from the imaginative source material whose memory they defile over and over again with each new installment of descending quality. Thankfully, there's one cinema subgenre that's mostly safe from studio cannibalism, because there's not much name recognition or star power attached to them to capitalize on, and that's the infamous B movie. The term was originally coined in reference to the lowerbudget half of a double feature, but today it's used to describe a film that appeals to the "so bad it's good" mindset. But every now and then, one has something so special or unique that it deserves a watch, regardless of how low the budget was or how fake the decapitation in the opening scene looks. If your DVD collection has grown stale, and if you and your friends have picked Blockbuster's shelves nearly clean, here are some alternative options for those on the hunt for an undiscovered gem, and who can easily stomach gallons of gore. "The Dark Hours" (2005)— Horror grips a dying woman and her cheatin' husband in an isolated cabin when mysterious strangers become very unfriendly. Terrifying on many levels, this is not a film to watch while doing anything else, as

it takes a careful eye to pick up on enough to make sense of it all. A unique, multilayered trip with an ending that makes "The Sixth Sense" seem guessable, this award-winning indie scare flick is psychological horror at its finest. 5 stars/5 "Dead Alive" (1992)—It's a little known fact that 2005's "King Kong" was not Kiwi director Peter Jackson's first film with scenes set on Skull Island. This film visits the deadly island in this ridiculously awesome gore-stravaganza about a mama's boy whose devotion is tested after his mother turns into a ravenous zombie. As the entire town begins to transform into the undead, an all-out war breaks out that earned this film the distinction of one of the bloodiest movies ever made. Features a kung fu priest, a zombie sex scene (and resulting zombie baby), ear soup, dismemberment by lawnmower, an attacking gastrointestinal system and a final confrontation with a monstrous beast that threatens to destroy all of New Zealand. 5 stars/5 "Dead & Breakfast" (2004)—For six twentysomethings on their way to their friend's wedding, a night in a mysterious bed and breakfast might be their last when a small Texas town quickly falls under an ancient Tibetan spell. The result is a fun, bizarre, morbidly hilarious zombie comedy musical. Features David Carradine ("Kill Bill"), Deidrich Bader ("Office Space") and Portia de Rossi ("ArrestedDevelopment") in small roles. Easily the funniest American horror

film of the decade. 5 stars/5 "Dead Birds" (2004)— Confederate soldiers led by "E.T." star Henry Thomas rob a bank and hunker down in an abandoned plantation with a dark secret. A different kind of ghost story, this film is genuinely scary and will keep you guessing and horrified from start to finish. Feel free to devise your own wild theories about the ending. But don't bother trying to guess why it's called "Dead Birds," because I'm convinced the inexplicable title is random. 4 stars/5 "Dead End" (2003)—A "B movie" in budget only, this scary-as-hell "road trip gone awry" flick is perfect for a stormy night huddled on the couch with someone whose arms you wouldn't mind jumping into. Despite a corny final scene, "Dead End" centers on a bickering family on their way to grandmother's house. A near wreck with a woman and her baby begins a horrifying chain of events that will leave goose bumps on your arms long after the credits begin to roll. With an open-to-interpretation ending, this is the kind of scary movie that will make you check over your shoulder on the drive home. 5 stars/5 "Deathwatch" (2002)— British WWI soldiers behind enemy lines seek refuge in a German trench, and as infection and madness set in, it becomes clear that there is something evil in the trench with them. What's killing the soldiers? Where are they, really? Featuring notable performances by rising star Jamie Bell ("Billy Elliot," "King


Treasure found in bottom-shelf DVDs Kong") and Gollum voice actor Andy Serkis, the creative script will keep you guessing and spark lengthy debate over the true meaning of it all. 5 stars/5 "Fright Night" (1985)—This great "my creepy neighbor is a vampire" movie features cutting edge special effects (for its time) and a nostalgic '80s feel. It also features screen legend Roddy McDowall as a vampire hunter and Stephen Geoffreys in one of his last semi-legitimate films before he launched his long, illustrious career in gay porn. 3 stars/5 "Phantasm" (1979)—This one began a long-running franchise, and the first one is definitely worth a rent. A mysterious, otherworldy grave robber causes trouble for local teenagers who stumble upon his diabolical plans. Is he from outer space? The future? Another dimension? Does it matter? Expect creepy creatures, strange devices and futuristic, brain-drilling weapons. 4 stars/5 "Return of the Living Dead" (1985)—This intentionallyhilarious send-up of George Romero's "Living Dead" zombie movies spawned many sequels, but few films can boast talking zombies ("Braaaaiiiin nnnssss!!!"); barking, reanimated, dissected puppies; a naked yellow guy; a zombie autopsy and other campy goodness. Add famed scream queen Linnea Quigley, who takes off her clothes halfway through the movie and never puts them on again, and you've got a kitschy horror classic! 5 stars/5 "Suspiria" (1977)—Famed Italian director Dario Argento's

atmospheric sojourn into the terrifying truth behind an uppity ballet academy. Gruesome murders abound as a new student begins to investigate the history of the academy, and its founders who may have been witches. Unfortunately for her, the coven is still very much alive. This is horror as high art, and anyone with a decent attention span and love for the genre will revel in every second of this film. 4 stars/5 "Toolbox Murders" (2004)A woman discovers disturbing secrets about her apaitnient complex and faces a mysterious, immortal killer lurking in its r,w411s. It's hard to imagine why this imaginative Tobe Hooyer , ("Poltergeist," "The Tex1.4s,,,c4aifisaw Massacre") fright flick was direct to DVD while inane crap like "Stomp the Yard" spends weeks in theaters. It's not a great film, but it's entertaining enough. Just when you're sure one man's the killer, you become convinced it's someone else. One highlight is a woman nailed to a ceiling. In a close-up, her eye blinks. She's still alive! 4 stars/5 "The Toxic Avenger" (1985) and "Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV" (2000) One of the most infamous and hilarious Troma franchises, these films are some of the most offensive and darkly funny experiences in the history of cinema. The saga of a nerd who became a mop-wielding, tutu-wearing superhero through an accident with toxic waste, the first film is raunchy, but fun and accessible by a more general audience. This is not the case with

the final chapter in the series, which is only for serious fans of the genre and. people with thick skin Featuring a reenactment of the 1998 dragging death of James Byrd Jr., a KKK rally, a battle to the death between two unborn fetuses, the wanton murder of mentally handicapped children, rape of a blind woman, male prostitution and too many other horrible things to name, the fact that these terrible things are at least spread out over its 108 min. running time is the only thing that eases the sleaze enough for the viewer to breathe. Featuring Ron Jeremy, Corey Feldman, Hugh Hefner, Julie Strain, Stan Lee and Eli Roth in small roles, it's the kind of movie that you'll need a shower after viewing. But if you can stomach it, you'll laugh harder than you have in weeks. 4 stars/5 To appreciate these movies, you have to approach them with a different mindset than mainstream cinema. Instead of focusing on the production values, which are normally subpar, revel in the bad acting and cheesy special effects, and let yourself be scared by starving filmmakers who love movies enough to make one with their own blood, sweat and tears, knowing full well their efforts will go underappreciated. I'll take that over a soulless, big-budget CGI spectacle, or another "Saw" movie, any day.

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SPORTS April 17, 2007

Tulsa trumps UCO by Justin Langston Sports Writer On Saturday, the UCO Tennis Team traveled to Tulsa to take on Division I Tulsa University for the last game of regular season play. Once there, UCO lost the match 7-0, giving the team an overall record of 5-12 for the season. "The game was a whole new level," head coach Natalya Smith said. "The University of Tulsa is a good Division I team and it was good preparation for Lone Star Conference Tournament."

In doubles play, the Bronchos and Cody were all defeated were completely shut down, 6-0 in both of their games. losing all of their games. The As UCO's final match of team of Julie Vo and Dasha the regular season, the team Titkina lost 8-0, while Domi has begun to prepare for Kovacikova and Kasey Adams the Lone Star Conference were defeated 8-1. In the last Tournament. The tournament game of doubles play, Amy will begin April 19 and will be Cabato and Kyra Cody held at the OKC Tennis Center were also defeated 8-1. and will start at 9:30 a.m. In singles play, UCO fared no better, losing all of its games. Vo went up first and was sound"The game was a ly defeated 6whole new level." 0 in both of her games. Titkina -Coach Smith went 6-0 for her first game and 61 for her second. Kovacikova fared the best in singles compePhoto Services tition, losing out 6-1 in both Justin Langston can be reached at of her games. Cabato, Adams Julie Vo hits a backhand against Oklahoma Christian University on April 4 at the UCO tennis courts. id

Rockets blast off against Hornets AP-Every time the New Orleans Hornets tried to rally in the fourth quarter, Tracy McGrady had the answer. Now, the Houston Rockets are one win away from securing home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, while the Hornets' slim postseason hopes are in the hands of other teams. McGrady got 11 of his 25 in the final five minutes and Yao Ming scored 30 points to lead the Rockets to a 123-112 win over New Orleans on Saturday night. The Hornets trailed by 12 early in the final quarter, but cut the Rockets' lead to four twice in the final 2:41. Each time, McGrady answered _ with a jumper from the top of the key and then a driving dunk and a free throw with 2:04 left.

"I just wanted to put my will on the game," said McGrady, who also had 10 assists. Rafer Alston added 21 points and a season-high 13 assists for the Rockets, who have a two-game lead over Utah in the race for homecourt in their first-round playoff series. The Jazz lost 126-98 to Phoenix on Saturday night. "You don't want to squander that opportunity," Alston said of securing home-court. "I know how important it is, because you never know. If it comes down to that last game, you would much rather it be on your court with your fans." McGrady has been preaching to his teammates for two weeks about improving in time for the postseason.

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Hornets guard Chris Paul tries to drive the ball around Houston Rockets center Yao Ming during a game on April 14 in Houston.

"Right now, we have to be playing our best basketball," McGrady said. "I still feel like we're not getting it." David West matched his season high with 33 points and Chris Paul added 20 points and 15 assists for the Hornets, who are all but eliminated from playoff contention. New Orleans started the night two games behind Golden State and the Los Angeles Clippers in the race for the No. 8 playoff spot in the West. Paul is already conceding that New Orleans' season will end this week. "I am very disappointed that we didn't make the playoffs," he said. "We stuck together and never gave up." New Orleans center Tyson Chandler missed his fifth straight game with an injured left big toe. The 7-foot-1 Chandler defended Yao well in two previous matchups this season. Without him, the Hornets struggled to stop the 7-foot-6 Yao, who hit 11 of 16 shots and went 8for-11 from the free-throw line. Alston said the key on Saturday night was simply delivering the ball to Yao earlier in possessions. McGrady recorded double-digit assists for the 11th time. Houston's 33 assists were a season-high. The Rockets hit 11 of their first 14 shots and led 27-20 after Alston's steal and breakaway layup. Paul had six assists in the opening quarter, but Alston's 3-pointer from the corner with 2.4 seconds left put Houston up 32-30. After hitting 13 of 19 shots in the first quarter, New Orleans missed 10 of its first 13 shots in the second. West scored 14 points in the third quarter, but the Rockets hit 13 of their first 19 shots after the break and led 85-78 heading to the fourth. Shane Battier drove for a reverse layup and Head hit

another 3-pointer in the first 80 seconds of the fourth quarter to push Houston's lead to 90-78. The Hornets got within five on five separate occa-

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April 17, 2007

Bronchos tackle the Tigers by Jeff Massie

Sports Writer The baseball season is nearing its end and soon it will be time for the postseason. Now is the right time to peak, and that's exactly what the Bronchos are doing. After a sweep of Cameron University in Lawton, the baseball team pounded East Central University at home. In the two games over the weekend, UCO outscored the Tigers by a combined score of 28-4. The Bronchos are riding a five-game winning streak through Sunday. The first game was a 6-1 UCO victory. East Central scored its lone run off of a sacrifice fly

in the seventh and final inning. Pitcher Dean McIntyre threw a dominant complete game. His command on the mound sent the Tigers into the captivity of the dugout. He allowed six hits and zero walks while striking out four. "McIntyre threw really well," head coach Wendell Simmons said. "He should have had a shutout." Shortstop Michael Pollock and outfielder Tyler Carroll lead the offensive charge. Both had two hits and a pair of RBIs. Breck Draper and Andrew Foshee each had an RBI to bring the run total to six. Draper leads the Lone Star Conference

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Bryan Covington slides into third base against East Central in the first game of the series on April 15 at Broncho Field.

with 52 RBIs, including 13 knocks over the fence. The second game would be a complete blasting courtesy of the Bronchos bats. The Tigers teased the audience, jumping out to a 2-0 lead after the first couple of innings. In the third inning, the stuff hit the fan and UCO pounded the helpless Tigers for the remainder of the game. In the third through sixth innings, the Bronchos would score six, nine, five and two runs. After the sixth, UCO would be in charge of the game with 22-2 lead. East Central would score one more run in the seventh inning to get the game back to a more "respectable" score of 22-3. The 22 runs were the second most scored by the Bronchos this season. "We played real well, exploded there in the third inning," Coach Simmons said. Only one UCO player struck out during the game and the team would record 18 hits and seven walks. Pollock had the most RBIs with five. He went 3 for 5 and hit his second homerun of the season. Draper added another four RBIs and hit a homer of his own. Draper went 2 for 5 on the day. Dean McIntyre, the hero on the mound the first game, also produced the long ball. â&#x20AC;˘ He hit his second homerun of the season and batted in a pair of runners while going 3 for 4. Derec Norman and Bradon Blackburn also batted in a couple Bronchos. Dustin Dailey, Bryan Covington, Sullivan and Casey Brims each added one RBI in the Bronchos dominant performance. Nate Nance was credited with his fifth win of the season. He pitched four innings, giving up five hits compared to nine strikeouts. Three other players spent time on the mound and gave up only two hits between the trio. As of April 13, before the East Central series, UCO trailed

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Kyra Cody hits a forehand against Oklahoma Christian University on April 4 at the UCO tennis courts.

Bronchos blank Newman On Friday, the UCO Women's Tennis team hosted Newman, where UCO shut them out 6-0. UCO picked up a pair of singles victories without losing a single point, as well as two doubles victories. "It was an easy win," head coachNatalya Smith said. "It was one of those games where you go mut and take care of business." "4, In singles play, UCO had

three games. Domi Kovacikova and Amy Cabato both picked up 6-0 victories over their opponents. Julie Vo's game did not finish and Kyra Cody defeated her opponent by default. Neither Dasha Titkina nor Kasey Adams received a chance to play against their opponents. In doubles play, the Bronchos won both of the games they played. Vo and Titkina defeated their opponents 8-5. In the next game, the pair of Kovacikova and Adams shut down their

only Southwestern Oklahoma State University for the lead in the North Division. UCO will host a doubleheader against Southeastern before traveling to

Weatherford for a three-game series against Southwestern. One game will be played Friday and the others on Saturday. "It's going to be a tough

by Justin Langston Sports Writer

opponent 8-0. Caboto and Cody won their game by default. Because UCO so soundl defeated Newman's play-, ers in both singles and don. bles play, about half or the games were canceled: This was UCO's s0-? and to last game of the regn: lar season and it brought the Bronchos' record to 5-11. Justin Langston can be reached at

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