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Slain Purcell girl found in neighbor's closet State to seek death penalty, McClain County attorney general says by Heather Warlick Staff Writer

& The Associated Press

The Amber Alert for Purcell's missing 10 year-old Jamie Rose Bolin ceased April 14 with the grim discovery of her body in the apartment of her neighbor, Kevin Ray Underwood, 26. Authorities said there were deep saw marks around the girl's neck whose unclothed body was found in a plastic tub' in the bedroom closet of the apartment. McClain County Attorney General Tim Kuykendall said

the death was "atrocious, heinous and cruel." "This appears to have been part of a plan to kidnap a person, rape them, torture them, kill them, cut off their head, drain the body of blood, rape the corpse, eat the corpse, then dispose of the organs and bones," Purcell Police Chief, David Tompkins said in a statement to the press after a search of Underwood's apartment. Police seized several items they found in the apartment including a decorative dagger, a hack saw, duct tape, meat tenderizer, barbecue skewers, a duffel bag, a cutting board, a computer and a videotape about

a serial killer, Tompkins said. Authorities became suspicious of Underwood when he acted strangely at a checkpoint that had been set up near the apartment complex. He was then questioned by the FBI, but authorities have not said if Underwood confessed to the murder. Kuykendall said he thinks Underwood hit the girl with a wooden cutting board several times and then duct taped her mouth shut, suffocating her to death. He said Underwood then sexually assaulted girl's dead body. Jamie lived with her father, Curtis Bolin, in an apart-

ment complex managed by Tim Bayer. Bayer told The Oklahoman that Underwood, who lived in an apartment adjacent to the Bolin's, would stand on his balcony and watch the neighborhood children play. "We don't know enough to make a whole lot of sweeping judgments," said Dr. Shawna Cleary, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at UCO. Cleary said this kind of crime is extremely rare. "Writing about it is one thing, and actually doing it is another." Curtis Bolin, who was described as a devoted father and worked as a mechanic, was

sedated after being told the news of his daughter's death, according to The Associated Press. Jamie was reported missing on April 13, but an Amber Alert was not issued until the next day because no one saw the abduction and police thought she may have run away from home, according to initial police reports. Underwood is being held in the McClain County Jail on charges of first-degree murder. Kuykendall said the state will seek the death penalty. Heather Warlick can be reached at hwatlick@thevistaonline.com.

AP

Kevin Ray Underwood, 26, was being held April 15 in the McClain County Jail on a firstdegree murder complaint. The body of 10-year-old Jamie Rose Bolin was found in Underwood's Purcell apartment April 14, police said.

A lot for a little?

Jury still out on H.O.V. lot experiment by Heather Warlick Staff Writer

The High Occupancy Vehicle parking lot has been open for four months, but only about 300 cars per week take advantage of the lot. Karen Ocker, UCO director of Transportation and Parking Services said she is pleased with the success of the H.O.V. lot, but improvements still need to be made. She said several students have already turned in the required 50 parking vouchers to be credited the $80 they spent on their parking passes. "It's convenient because I'm trying to save money," said Christen Luker, senior photojournalism student. "I need the cash to pay for my honeymoon." She carpools with her fiance from Crescent, and said she saves about $40 per week in gas and saves time by not having to search for a vacant parking space. Ocker said at least 100 spaces are available in the lot, which is located next to the visitor's pay lot east of the Nigh. University Center. She said if it becomes full, more spaces can usually be added from the pay lot. The pay lot and the H.O.V. lot share an entrance and exit, and Ocker said her department is working on adding another entry and exit point, to ease traffic back-ups. Some students complain that the lot should be opened for more general student parking. "It's always empty," said sophomore Daniela Rodriguez. "It's a waste of the space." Ocker said there are never more students in class than there are parking spaces available on campus. Parking enforcement officers do an hourly census during peak parking times, usually at 10 a.m., she said, and they know which lots are full and which have vacant spaces. "Our campus is not that

see PARKING, page 8

by Vista photographer Brett Deering

UCO's H.O.V., or high occupancy vehicle, parking lot on the east side of the Nigh University Center is seen at approximately 9:30 a.m. April 17.

State Rep. Istook speaks at 'Political Awareness Week' by Alex Gambill Staff Writer

UCO's Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, hosted Congressman Ernest Istook to speak as part of Political Awareness Week April 14 in Pegasus Theatre. Istook is currently running for governor and has served in Congress since 1992. Many students addressed. Istook about concerns of public education in Oklahoma. "The most important factor

to the quality of a child's education is the role that the parents play," Istook said. A student in the audience said Oklahoma is ranked 49th in the nation as far as teacher salary. "I don't here a lot of people that are in public office talking to parents and challenging them to do better," Istook said. Istook said parents and students should sign a contract with the school, stating the child will be in class and will obey all the rules of the school.

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He said teachers are leaving Oklahoma public schools because the discipline of the students is low. The Academic Performance Index ranks Oklahoma 36th in the nation. The ranking is created by the results of students' ACT and SAT scores. Istook said he wants to raise academic standards on teachers with an emphasis on not raising teacher salary. "We can't just throw money by Vista photographer Midori Sasaki

see ISTOOK, page 4

Oklahoma State Representative Ernest Istook speaks April 14 in Pegasus Theater as part of 'Political Awareness Week.'

Broncho Tennis Festival

Advertising professor David Bennett is an Army reservist who was mobilized last April and deployed to Afghanistan. In a guest column, he shares his observations of what's going on there.

The UCO men's and women's tennis teams each lost two out of three matches April 141 5 at the Broncho Tennis Festival in Edmond.

See Opinion pg. 2

See Sports pg. 12

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OPINION April 18, 2006

THEVISTA Editorial

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

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Nancy Brown

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

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LETTERS The Vista encourages letters to the editor. Letters should address issues and ideas, not personalities. Letters must be typed, double-spaced, with a maximum of 150 words, and must include the author's printed name, title, major, classification and phone number. Letters are subject to editing for libel, clarity and space, or to eliminate statements of questionable taste. The Vista reserves the right not to publish submitted letters and does not publish anonymous letters. Address letters to: Editor, The Vista, 100 N. University Dr., Edmond, OK 73034-5209, or deliver in person to the editor in the Communications Building, Room 107. Letters can be e-mailed to editorial@ thevistaonline.com .

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Military 'glamour shois' require support with guest columnist Col. David Bennett Advertising professor David Bennett is an Army reservist who was mobilized last April and deployed to Afghanistan. In this column, he shares his observations of what's going on there.

Glamour shots of the Army usually involve foot soldiers on patrol, equipped with the latest high tech weaponry and outfitted in Star Wars-type uniforms. Those guys are out there. They take the fight to the enemy, keeping the bad guys on the run or in hiding. They gather raw data and send it up the chain of command for analysis. They are highly visible to let everyone know they're there. They are the face of the U.S. military to the local population. But they are the minority of those on active duty. To be successful in the field, the glamour guys need support. They need a reliable supply chain that moves up ammunition, food and mail. They need their gathered raw data combined with other field data and analyzed, then returned as current battlefield assessments. They need medical support ready and capable of handling serious injuries. They need "quick reaction forces" ready to respond and provide critical backup when they engage the enemy That's where the majority of our military troops are employed, supporting the glamour guys. And for most of us in these support positions, that's OK. We're in less dangerous settings, and we have more creature comforts available. We're in more fortified camps and have beds instead of cots. We

have PXs (post exchanges, modest though they are) and four hot meals served daily (to accommodate 24-hour operations). We have professional barbers and American Forces Network television available. And some of the larger installations have Burger Kings and Subway Delis. When you think of the U.S. military, you think of the glamour guys. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. One of the lesser known support elements in the military is Civil Affairs, the branch of the Army that interacts with the government leaders. The job of Civil Affairs soldiers is to "liaise," as the military says. Someone has to work with the government to coordinate, advise, assist and support. Our military can't just run out the bad guys and leave; there is a civilian population that must be considered, and the environmental conditions that allowed bad guys to control the area must be addressed. The U.S. military does this at every level of government, from the local mayors and village elders to national ministries and even the presidential office. I am a Civil Affairs officer, and on this deployment, I find myself working at the ministry level (in the U.S. government the equivalent would be cabinet level "departments" like the Department of State, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Justice, etc). I actually am more of an administrator for other senior ranking officers who make up ministry

Letters to the editor for the record Editor, The cartoon in the Vista on April 13, 2006 was smut!!! It's one thing to print or publish opinions, comedy, satire; or sarcasm but smut is not appropriate for any public paper....especially the one representing the University of Central Oklahoma. The Vista has all the disclaimers so no one can be held responsible, but somebody somewhere is ultimately responsible for what appears in that paper. I for one suggest you clean it up and put things in the paper that don't give the students, faculty and staff of UCO a bad image. Bob Nall Assistant Vice President for Facilities UCO Physical Plant Editor, As a graduate (twice) of this institution and an employee of eight+ years, I wish to express my disappointment--no--disgust over the cartoon on page two of the Thursday, April 13, 2006, edition of The Vista. The lyrics of the so-called "romantic" song (not even grammatically correct) should be beneath the dignity of the staff of a university newspaper -- whether it offends your moral conscience or not as it did mine. I trust that others on this campus expressed their concerns as well.

Col. David Bennett engagement teams. I oversee those working with the ministries involved in the economy and in strategic infrastructure. That includes the ministries of Commerce, Agriculture, Power and Water, Communications, Transportation, Information and Culture, Commercial Affairs and Mines and Heavy Industry.

Thank you, Donas Rye I don't usually write comments to articles in the paper, but this week I really think I need to. I find the cartoon in the Thursday's paper inappropriate. I think the paper has been pretty professional up to this point, but this cartoon really disappoints me. Several other people have shown it to me and have been offended as well. Please accept my criticism as positive.

see AFGHANISTAN, page 3

Marvin Houston Assistant Director UCO Physical Plant

CAMPUS QUOTES: Compiled and photographed by Travis Marak & Midori Sasaki.

What do you think of the H.O.V., or high occupancy vehicle, parking lot? "I think it's not a good idea because I can't park there."

"I like it. I think it's good for the environment and people can ride together."

Gordon Alemao

Ashley Faram

Chantal Luney

Lester Ealom

Public relations, sophomore

Undecided, freshman

Funeral science, freshman

Biology, junior

1 "They need to make it smaller and change the policy a little bit."

"It's useless and it's not maximizing space because not many people use it."


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CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

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■ The UCO Catholics will present "The Da Vinci Code Hoax," an argument against the novel "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown. Guest speakers Father Shane Tharp and Amanda Herrick will speak about lies told about Christianity at 7:50 p.m. April 23 in the Will Rogers Room in the Nigh University Center. For more information, call the UCO Catholic Student Center at 341-6300. ■ Hookah Zone L.L.C. will sponsor "Belly Dancing Night" from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. April 21 at 1527 E. Second Street in Edmond (next to Hollywood Video). The cover charge is $5 and $3 with a UCO ID. ■ The Association of Information Technology Professionals will hold its annual picnic from noon to 2 p.m. April 29 at Fink Park. Take a break and enjoy free food, fun and games. For more information, contact Anthony Chu at 479-285-0121 or nchu@ucok.edu . ■ The Student Programming Board will sponsor a free performance featuring the stand-up comedy of Saturday Night Live cast member Seth Meyers at 7 p.m. April 18 in Hamilton Field House. For more information, call 974-2363. ■ Students are invited to come learn some Latin dance moves at "Latin Night" beginning at 8 p.m. April 21 in the Nigh University Center. TheAssociation of Latin American Students, ENVOYS and Bulgarian Student Association is hosting the event, and there will be free food and prizes. by Vista photographer Midori Sasaki

Misha Mowdy, RN/health educator with the Student Health Center, middle, awards free iPods to four students, from left, Lauren Malik, Danielle Box, Trevor Henson and Steven Brown April 17 in the lobby of the Wellness Center. The winners were chosen from 1,049 students who completed the National College Health Assessment survey, conducted by Student Affairs and the Student Health Center.

GUEST COLUMN: AFGHANISTAN from page 2 My group has been involved in everything from building a new national communications network to trying to redevelop traditional agriculture commerce, such as nuts and fruits. (I'm told at one time, Afghanistan was the number one raisin exporter in the world.) Afghanistan has emerald and ruby mines and high grade marble to be mined, but the country lacks the industrial equipment to properly extract and transport it. There is much potential in Afghanistan, but from my Civil

Affairs perspective, the most critical deficiency the country must deal with is the lack of education. Approximately 70 percent of Afghans are illiterate. That's something you just don't overcome overnight. Here's an example of how that impacts our Civil Affairs work. At the top levels of government leaders are, for the most part, highly educated and motivated to make this government a success. But a couple of levels down, workers can't read. To those of you in the UCO College of Business

Administration, think of how that affects the government's ability to handle money. To pay employees. To audit records. To develop and monitor budgets. Realize, your employees can't use computers. To those of you in the College of Education and Professional Studies, who writes the curricula? Who implements it? What standards do you set? How are programs monitored? (Something else to think about, there are more than 10,000 schools but less than 3,000 of them have buildings.) To those of you in the College of Liberal Arts, there aren't many newspapers. Afghanistan's history is verbally handed down from the

village elders. Its politics are subordinate to religion and tribal heritage. Afghans have to believe whatever the elders and Mullahs tell them, because they can't read and learn on their own. The good news is there are significant players and organizations wanting to help. Donor countries recently pledged $10.2 billion over the next five years to address infrastructure needs. International organizations, like the United Nations, are involved in government support and development, and nongovernmental organizations are involved in social development issues. World leaders want this to work. A generation from now,

■ The Student Programming Board will present the movie, "BioDome" at 7 p.m. April 19, at Constitution Hall. The showing is free. ■ The Student Programming Board will also host a double movie feature of "Glory Road" and "Annapolis" at 7 p.m. April 26, at Constitution Hall.

Afghanistan has the potential There aren't any predictions to be a serious regional player, that Afghanistan will be the next if not power. It has natural South Korea, but the potential is resources. It has hard working, there if the present generation is industrious people who know willing to sacrifice and keep the how to persevere. It needs an next generation in school, like educated public and a devel- South Korea did. oped infrastructure to support Civil Affairs soldiers are growth.Don't think it can hap- working closely with governpm? Think about this quote ment leaders on infrastructure, from a Country Report by the education and judicial and govWorld Bank. "There can be ernment issues with the view no doTibt that the potential for that there is great potential here development of the economy is and quality leaders in place weak ... after years of conflict, who can successfully move ... uneducated labor force, lack Afghanistan forward. of infrastructure, growth targets Meanwhile, the glamour are overly ambitious." That's guys are out in the field making what we have here. But this life difficult for those who want quote was taken from a County to deny the general public its Report by the World Ban1444,:': ',,proper place in the world. ten in 1960 about South Korea.

Things to Do BEFORE UCO STARTS BACK FOR THE FALL SEMESTER... Go ON-LINE (NOT stand IN LINE) to get my parking permit, starting in mid-July! I'll just go to http://administration.ucok.edu/parking/index.htm and order my permit and it will be mailed out to me instead!

Find someone to carpool with me! I want to be able to park in Lot 11 — it's so close on campus — and I can get the cost of my parking permit refunded to my Bursar account if I collect 50 H.O.V. cards during the next academic year!

Check out the BRONCHO BUS schedule! I want to find the quickest and easiest way around campus this year! I'm going to park in a lot farther out (it's always easy to find a space in those lots) and then 'Get On The Broncho Bus' because it will drop me off near my building on campus!

❑ Check out the Transportation & Parking Services Regulations! I want to make sure I know the best way to avoid getting a ticket on campus! I'll just go to http://administration.ucok.edu/parking/index.htm and read them over before I come back on campus. ❑ Check out the Campus Map! I want to make sure I know where I can legally park! I'll just click on the map is at http://administration.ucok.edu/parking/map.htm and I can see where the parking lots for the color of my parking permit are located. Contact Transportation & Parking Services (TPS) if I have any other questions or concerns! Phone: (405) 974-2780 parking@ucok.edu


April 18, 2006

Mumps outbreak spreads among college students by Heather Warlick Staff Writer

An outbreak of mumps which began in Iowa has slowly spread to neighboring states in the last few weeks, and collegeaged people have been hit the hardest. As of April 12, 605 cases of mumps were reported to the Iowa Health Department and the majority of them are occurring in people ages 18-25, according the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The Kansas Department of Health and Education reported almost 50 confirmed cases of mumps, and Nebraska Health

and Human Services had 71 cases. No cases of mumps have been confirmed in Oklahoma but Cayt Walls, administrative assistant to the UCO director of student health said that anyone who falls into a high risk category should have an mumps, measles and rubella (MMR) vaccination. "Do I expect an outbreak? No. Are we prepared for one? Yes," Walls said. "We want to immunize as many students as possible." She said the only treatment for mumps is to manage the symptoms and let the virus run its course. The UCO Health

!STOOK from page 1 at the problem and expect improvements," he said. Many students asked Istook about the current job situation and expressed their concerns about getting decent jobs. "It's about growth; it's about

making sure Oklahoma starts keeping pace with the rest of the country. We are the only state west of the Mississippi to lose a seat in Congress," Istook said. "All over Oklahoma for years, we have people leav-

Center has a stock of the vaccinations and can get more if needed within 24 hours. People who were born before 1957 have generally already been exposed to the virus and either contracted it or developed a natural immunity to it. Most people under the age of about 18 have had the recommended two MMR shots, said April Starns, LPN. Those people between ages 18-38 generally have only had one MMR shot, so they are at a higher risk of contracting the virus than those who had the recommended two shots, Starns said. She recommends these people be re-vaccinated to

reduce the risk of being infected with mumps. Since the vaccination is now a requirement for enrollment at UCO, Walls said most students are not at high risk. "But if they have waived the vaccinations for moral or religious reasons, they are at risk," Walls said. While mumps is usually not serious or life-threatening, it can affect adults more acutely than it could children. It is transmitted by saliva, coughing, sneezing or being in close contact with a contagious person. According to the CDC, symptoms of mumps include fever, flushed face, headache

and tiredness at the onset, followed by extreme swelling and hardening of the glands in the neck and jaw. Symptoms usually occur 16-18 days after infection, and people with mumps are considered contagious from three days before symptoms are present until nine days after symptoms begin. Severe complications from mumps include deafness, inflammation of the ovaries, breasts or testicles, aseptic meningitis and miscarriage. Even those who have had two MMR vaccinations can contract mumps. Those who suspect they may have only had

ing Oklahoma for tax reasons," Istook said. He said people leave Oklahoma for states that don't have a state income tax. There are eight states without income taxes, Texas being the only neighboring state. Despite having an income tax, Oklahoma has a low cost of living compared to most other states. "Right now Oklahoma is

kept afloat by the oil and gas companies. That gives us the extra revenue for tax breaks," Istook said. Istook said Oklahoma government should use unexpected income to better the roads. "People totally rejected the idea of raising taxes for roads, saying you should use the money you got," Istook said. Istook discussed his involvement with Jack Abramoff.

"He's a sleazy guy that has been convicted. But I never did business with the man," Istook said. "He contributed to my campaign, but I have given that money away." Abramoff pled guilty for conspiracy, fraud and tax evasion involving his lobbying activities in Washington, D.C. Abramoff over billed his Indian casino clients by secretly lob-

Earth Day activities to begin April 20

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by Vanessa Reyna, Contributing Student Writer The UCO Health Assessment Intervention and Evaluation class will host 'Kick Butt' Day April 20 at Broncho Lake to help beautify the campus. C As a part of Earth Day, students will pick up cigarette butts on campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The groups who collect the most will win prizes. "We are wanting to raise awareness of the tobacco litter on campus, and to let people know that smoking isn't only a personal health problem but an environmental problem as well," said Sunshine Cowan, UCO instructor in the Community Health program. Cowan said theater students will perform live "truth" ads at their Earth Day booth, and posters drawn by elementary students will illustrate how

"We've been meeting since February, planning and working on the designs for the Tshirts and posters," said Adam Sermersheim, biology senior and Earth Day committee member. Rory Telemeco, biology senior and the president of the Tri Beta club, said the money raised from T-shirts and plants will go toward the club. "We've got plants with very colorful common names. There's the Mother-in-Law's Tongue, the Wondering Jew, Crocodile Mouth...traditionally they go for about $2 to $5," Telemeco said. Bass said the biology club has been involved in Earth Day since 1985, and in 1991, the whole university got involved.

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UCO's 14th annual Earth Day celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20 by Broncho Lake. "The purpose of Earth Day is to raise environmental awareness and to educate the community," said Dr. David Bass, biology professor and chair of Earth Day committee. Bass said a live acoustic band will play, but they haven't decided on which band will play. Also, UCO's physical plant will give a demonstration of the use of biodiesel. Off-campus organizations, such as the Department of Environmental Quality, Keep Edmond Beautiful and Oklahoma State Parks will have booths at the event. UCO's Tri Beta Biology Alex Gambill can be reached at Club will be selling shirts for $5 agambffl@thevistaonlinacom. and plants at varying prices.

smoking hurts the environment. "I believe 'Kick Butt' Day is important because our campus is not one giant ash tray," said Sean Ferguson, graphic design junior. "It is disgusting to see all those used butts on the ground when there are smoking receptacles all over the campus. You don't throw used condoms on the ground do you? So why cigarette butts? They are just as disgusting as condoms." Supplies to pick up the cigarette butts will be provided at the booth, Cowan said. For more information, contact the UCO Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies at 9745230. Groups of two or four can sign up at ucokicksbutt@yahoo.com.

one MMR shot should have another, Starns said. "Another immunization won't hurt you unless you've had a bad reaction to vaccines in the past," Starns said. The UCO Student Health Center is offering the MMR vaccinations for $60, Starns said. The shots are available weekdays from 8:30-11 a.m. and 2-4:30 p.m. For more information about mumps, students can call the health center at 974-2317 or visit their Web site, www.ucok.edu/student_health_ center. Heather Warlick can be reached at hwarlick@thevistaonline.com .

bying against them, to force them to pay for his lobbying services. Istook ended with discussing alternative sources of fuel for Oklahoma. "We should foster the development of safe and reliable nuclear energy," Istook said. Alex Gambill can be reached at agambill@thevistaonline.com .

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the Emirate for which the UAE was

known as The Gamekiller, Sensitivo.

named after, the financier who

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prefers currency with his own likeness

was beginning to show classic

a pair of neon purple pajamas, it is

on it, The Gamekiller Switzerland

signs of eye-drift and to none other

best not to tell them so when they

calls on for financial planning, Kash

than, Man Candy, the sugar-sweet

are in the middle of wondering why

Munni. And what a shame it was,

confection of a Gamekiller revered

the Earth doesn't orbit around love.

to watch something as genuinely

for his talents at topping cherries like

Nor is it cool to try to cop a feel

humanitarian as Choi's definition of

Rashid's lady-friend. And indeed,

inside their fuzzy one-piece and

philanthropy die a quick death at

another game met its demise, as it

pass it off as a momentary lapse of

the 24-Carat gold watch laden wrist

Judd Engelbrecht

is also a generally accepted rule

depth perception. Nor is it cool to

of Kash Munni who needed only

amongst women that candy is the

mention that all this music seems to

to turn it over once and say simply,

truest way to a woman's heart.

be stuck on repeat. And these were

"The limo, my lady, awaits." Leaving

just some of the many lessons Ross

Choi feeling philanthropic only to

learned from Sensitivo, the last of

Glen, the genial bartender.

MAGNER, Joe, Acton, MA It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Joe Magner's game. A game once respected for its ability to overcome great resistance. It was in the process of doing just that; charmingly dismantling the defenses

which came when Sensitivo took his BunnyFlower home at 9 a.m. to, "Just, you know, mellow out and lounge on his warm, velvet comforter."

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when Joe turned and saw someone

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beside them, intently watching their

been happily working on a pair of

conversation. Alas, this person

foreign exchange students. Well

IQ quickly and seamlessly steered

TIDER, Andy, Teaneck, NJ Andy Tider's game was alive and well. Busting up the place and making the ladies say, "Da-am." His game was a fine thing —full of one liners, well-timed nods and boyish smiles. He was firing smoothly while he talked to a lithe young American

when fate dealt him a cruel blow,

mountain bike ride through the hills

the conversation to the dilemma

princess named Sharleece. Lines like,

for in walked The Gamekiller, The

of San Francisco. When all of a

of quasi existentialism. Joe asked

"You should be called Shar-LACE.

Balladeer. A walking repository of

sudden something punctured Beth's

if the conversation was for real.

Because you're beautiful, and so is

meter and rhyme, The Balladeer is

tire, leaving it and subsequently Judd's

Setting himself up for an intellectual

lace," confirmed that his game was

more than a pair of ripped denim

game, gasping for air. For, while

pummeling. By the time Joe had

flying on all cylinders, until along

jeans and an unruly haircut. For as

Judd tried to repair the tube, along

finished struggling to hold onto IQ's

came the future hall-of-famer himself,

any music groupie would attest—

the path came The Gamekiller who

train of thought, he had lost his hold

The Bailer. The one Gamekiller with

especially those who could care

has never consulted the thesaurus,

on the girl. Natura non contristatur,

more moves than a nomad. Andy

less about lyrics—a song sung is

known simply as Early Man. And,

Joe. Natura non contristatur.

Tider could have kept his cool, could

like eight octaves better than one

as all damsels in distress will do,

have shrugged off The Bailer's play

spoken. Peter could have kept his

while Judd tried in vain to remove

for his girl with a simple pump fake to

game alive if he'd just kept his cool.

her tire from the wheel frame, she

the bar and a drive to the Sharleece

But did he? Hell no. He stepped out

gradually grew weary of his laundry

lane, but instead he got caught in

of his game and went all a cappella

list of excuses and began to turn

The Bailer full-court trap. And before

on the foreign beauties. Leaving the

her attention to Early Man whose

he knew it, Tider and The Boller

girls with no choice but to nightcap

brain might resemble a slime mold,

were re-enacting Detroit vs. Indiana

at The Balladeer's house where he

but whose biceps require their own

2005. Andy Tider, you are the first

delighted them to his latest chart-

zip code. And before Judd could

player to turn an easy lay-up into a

topping track, "Just the Three of Us."

say, "Uh, Beth I thought we were

was a Gomekiller, and none other than the over-educated, pseudo academic, knower of everything, known as IQ. The Gamekiller whose sole pleasure in life is using his enormous brainpower to extricate girls just like Joe's. And so it was that

aware that there's so much that can be misinterpreted as charming

for broke, offering to teach them

ENGELBRECHT, Judd, Brainerd, MN Judd's game was proceeding along nicely as it followed closely behind

the meaning of his favorite (and

the toned and tanned posterior of

only) French term: menage a trois,

his athletic date, Beth, on a bucolic

and witty when there's a language barrier. Peter was about to go

personal foul. Somewhere up there,

on a date here," Early Man had

Andy Tider, Wilt is laughing.

picked up Beth, perched her on his shoulders, and took a caveman-like

THEODORE, Rashid, New York, NY Were it not seen by many a witness

every hill of San Francisco, then

at the club, the death of Rashid's

Sacramento, then Santa Barbara,

game would remain a mystery

and finally, San Diego.

pride about showing her each and

befitting one of the many crime scene investigators portrayed nightly on television sets. For it is a generally accepted truth that when men get off

Obituaries can be created and sent

to a great start with a girl at a club,

via email to friends at gamekillers.com

CHOI, Mike, Queens, NY The once valiant game of Mike

they soon expect to find themselves suavely working that woman's torso into a tangle on the dance floor.

BARTON, Ross, McDonough, GA

Choi died this past weekend at a

(With particular attention paid to the

Approximately at dawn or sometime

charming pub well known to locals

rubbing of the palms, the elbows,

early like that last Saturday morning

as a killer pick-up scene. The evening

and of course the occasional

marked the death of Ross Barton's

had begun auspiciously wh ti Choi

posterior.) But, Rashid's case was

game. Which came as some

was asked by a beautiful I s vvhat

peculiar, and no matter how fluid

surprise to Ross who thought for sure

he did for a living. To whi t

his conversational flow was flowing,

he was in the process of scoring

replied convincingly, "Philanthropy."

his game saw no moment towards

at Club Voidance with a gorgeous

On any other night such a cavalier

the aforementioned dancing routine,

pixie-raver named BunnyFlower. But

lie might be rewarded with-an'

most especially as it pertained to the

such is the fate of any man who tries

equally generous tongue-to-tongue

absence of any posterior-knocking.

to score while in the chill out room

reciprocation, but on this night, Choi

hoi

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'Thank You For Smoking' satirizes Big Tobacco by Nathan Winfrey Senior Staff Writer "Thank You for Smoking," a politically and morally ambiguous traipse through some of today's more touchy issues, tells the story of Nick Naylor, a fast-talking lobbyist for the tobacco industry who's so good at his job it seems he can weasel Big Tobacco out of anything, and those who don't buy his spin want to kill him. From rabid, anti-tobacco

crusader Senator Finistirre (William H. Macy) and snoopy reporter Heather Holloway (Katie Holmes), to a vengeful ex-Marlboro man (Sam Elliot) and vindictive, murderous kidnappers, Nick (Aaron Eckhart) must fend off the wolves, please the big bosses (Robert Duvall and "Spider-Man's" J.K. Simmons), and still be a good father to his son Joey, played by Cameron Bright, that creepy kid that seems to pop up every time

a child actor is needed. Nick is also a member of the MOD squad, which stands for "Merchants of Death," a club that meets regularly to brag about how many people each of their products kill every year. It consists of a trio of representatives for some of the more shady American industries and includes alcohol spokeswoman Polly Bailey (Maria Bello, "A History of Violence") and gun lobbyist Bobby Jay Bliss (David

Koechner, playing basically the same high-hat Texan role he played in "Anchorman"). Based on a novel by Christopher Buckley, son of political commentator William F. Buckley, and scripted and directed by Jason Reitman, son of gross-out comedy director Ivan Reitman, "Thank You for Smoking" is engaging, tonguein-cheek entertainment for those who want more to laugh at than farts and Will Farrell.

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The writing is quick and succinct, and the acting couldn't be better. The first-rate cast also includes Rob Lowe as a Japanese fetishist productplacement guru and his clingy assistant Jack, played by Adam Brody of "The 0.C." fame. Satirical and smart, with a stellar cast, "Thank You for Smoking" seems to creep along for a while, building steam and compounding subplots, and for a while it's unclear what direction the film will take, as is the curse and the blessing of most novels-turned-movies. As the bizarre situations begin to come together and things go from difficult to catastrophic, Nick must rely on his wits and charm without losing his soul, and the admiration of his son, in the process. There are scenes where it's hard to support Nick as he unabashedly hawks his filtered poison on the masses, especially when he visits his son's school for career day and winds up pitching cigarettes to 12-yearolds, but there's just enough good in him to keep him likeable. Perhaps that's just the same skills he uses to fool the

world working on the audience as well, but when push comes to shove, we see that there is more humanity left in him than those he represents, and even some that oppose him. Filled with clever dialogue and dark comedy, this film goes places few seem eager to go these days, and it's nice to see a movie that doesn't seem to care about political correctness. It never takes a clear stance on any issue, instead focusing on the quirky and well-developed characters and equally satirizing both sides of the controversies. It's unlikely that "Thank You for Smoking" will inspire anyone to take up the habit, nor convict them to drop it if they're already hooked. "Make your own decisions" seems to be the mantra of this movie. Heavy on heart and one-liners, but light on conscience, it's a true dark comedy for people who can laugh at death and walk away feeling good about themselves.

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as he reveled in the death and destruction of 9/11 and mocked the testimony of the terror attack victims and their families. One day after Moussaoui testimony, the judge vacated an earlier order compelling wouldbe shoe bomber Richard Reid to testify in his defense.Jhe jury may instead hear a written statement summarizing some of what the al-Qaida comrade would have said on the witness stand. Reid is serving a life sentence in the federal government's maximum-security prison in Florence, Colo., after a failed try to blow up an American Airlines flight in 2001. Moussaoui, who calls Reid his "buddy" from their days together in al-Qaida training camps in Afghanistan, testified last month at his death-penalty trial that he and Reid were going to hijack a fifth plane on Sept. 11, 2001, and fly it into the White House. That testimony came after Moussaoui had for years denied any specific role in 9/11. Moussaoui's lawyers have suggested he fabricated his story about Reid and their role in the 9/11 plot in an effort to sabotage his own defense and achieve martyrdom through execution. They also say he is trying to inflate his role in history. Defense lawyers had hoped Reid would disavow any knowledge of Moussaoui's claim and bolster their argument that Moussaoui is now lying.

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Men's Tennis Scores, April 15

MEN'S TENNIS: Bronchos win one of three

DU 5, UCO 2 Doubles 1. Askeland/Hladil, UCO, def. Borg/Laalej, 8-5 2. Kaplan/Oddone, DU, def. Davis/Easton, 8-5 3. Chaudhry/Lluis, DU, def. Haugen/Johnson (default) Singles 1. Oddone, DU, def. Hladil, 6-0, 6-0 2. Askeland, UCO, vs. Borg, 2-5 DNF 3. Chaudhry, DU, def. Easton, 6-0, 6-4 4. Davis, UCO, vs. Kaplan, 3-3 DNF 5. Haugen, UCO, def. Laalej, 6-3, 7-5 6. Lluis, DU, def. Johnson (default)

from page 12 to third sets. Askeland took a 5-2 lead in the third but did not finish when Davis lost his match, which ended the dual. "The match was extremely close," head coach Francis Baxter said. "We feel like we're equal with St. Edward's."

"It's tough to play against one of the best teams in the nation knowing you're down 0-2," Haugen said. Hladil and Askeland brought UCO a clean win at No. 1 doubles, defeating Stefan Borg and Omar Laalej 8-5. Easton and Davis started out strong against Mattias Oddone and Krisztian Kaplan in No. 2 doubles, breaking them to go up 4-2. They were unable to take advantage of several break points, and DU held 4-3. Drury then broke the UCO duo to even the match at 4-4. Drury led 6-5 when it broke Easton and Davis, then served out the match for the 8-5 win. "That one game (at 4-2) was really weird," Easton said. "We should have broke them." UCO faced an uphill battle in singles against Drury, whose players hold five of the top-10 spots in the Great Lakes Region and three of the 40 top spots in the nation. Hladil fell to No. 1 ranked Oddone 0-6, 0-6, while Haugen defeated Laalej 6-3, 7-5. Easton fell to No. 39 ranked Ali Chaudhry 0-6, 4-6, to give DU the dual win. "I thought we matched up pretty good against Drury, and we could have scared them a little more than we did," Limam said. "We had a shot at No. 2 doubles."

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of a yearlong season. "Our attention ebbs and tides," Chicago executive race director Carey Pinkowski said. BOSTON—More than "We looked to the mainstream Dual 2 20,000 runners are expected to sports and how they stay in front UCO 5, NWMS 2 line up in Hopkinton for the of the audience." Johnson, whose wrist was injured, start of the Boston Marathon, But while horses can run Men's Tennis Scores, April 14 did not play doubles and withdrew from 26.2 miles away from the tra- three times in five weeks and singles, giving NWMS an early 2-0 lead. ditional bowl of beef stew, an cars every weekend, humans UCO 5, NWM 2 However, it could not get another match olive wreath and a $100,000 usually run no more than two Doubles off of UCO the rest of the day. first prize. marathons a year ' one in the 1. Askeland/Hladil, UCO, def. Acebedo/Smith, 8-4 "It was a little hard for us to have A few might have a different spring and one in the fall. 2. Davis/Easton, UCO, def. Usieto/Salsbury, 8-5 one of our top players injured, but we race in mind. Organizers knew two races 3. Aniboni/Keith, NWM, def. Saugen/Johnson (default) came through against an average team," "Monday is the start of two wasn't enough to crown a true Singles races," New York City Marathon champion, so they came up with Limam said. 1. Hladil, UCO, vs. Acebedo, 4-6, 6-3, 1-1 DNF director Mary Wittenberg said. a two-year cycle, overlapping UCO picked up the other two doubles 2. Askeland, UCO, def. Smith, 6-2, 6-3 "One of the races will be over in so that a bonus will be awardwins, effectively evening the playing Johnson, UCO, vs. Usieto, 0-1 (retire) 3. 2 1/2 hours. The other race—to ed each fall starting in 2007. field going into singles. 4. Easton, UCO, vs. Aniboni, 6-4, 3-2 DNF be the world's greatest mara- Runners get 25 points for winFrom there, Askeland, Davis and 5. Davis, UCO, def. Keith, 6-4, 6-4 thoner—won't be over for 18 ning a race, decreasing to 15, 6. Haugen, UCO, def. Salsbury, 6-1, 6-1 Haugen picked up straight-set wins to months." give UCO its 5-2 victory. 10, 5 and I point for fifth place The World Marathon Majors Easton and Hladil did not finish their "Everything is influences by Men's Tennis Scores, April 14 competition starting this year the fact that the athletes can't--matches. UCO 5, NWM 2 will award points to top runners and we don't want to encour"I think everybody knew we were based on their finish in five of age them to—run more," Morse going to win," Haugen said. Doubles the elite races: Boston, London, said. 1. Askeland/Hladil, UCO, del Lyon/Boyce, 9-8(6) New York, Berlin and Chicago. Dual 3 Figuring out the system wo.c 2. Smashey/Valarezo, SEU, def. Davis/Easton, 8-4 The Boston winners will be the easy part. A more delicate Drury 5, UCO 2 3. Venhuizen/Walley, SEU, def. Haugen/Johnson, 8-1 the front-runners for a pair of task was getting the sponsors Drury, ranked No. 1 nationally at the Singles $500,000 bonuses—one each and shoe companies to put their end of March and now in the No. 2 spot, 1. Valarezo, SEU, def. Hladil, 6-3, 6-3 for the men and women—but competition aside and go along . 2. Askeland, UCO, vs. Smashey, 2-6, 6-2, 5-2 DNF proved too tough for a UCO team missit will take sustained success 3. Lyon, UCO, def. Johnson, 7-5, 6-4 Several of the races aning one player. in four races over two years to sponsored, by financial services 4. Easton, UCO, def. Boyce, 6-0, 6-3 Johnson again did not play due to 5. Walley, SEU, def. Davis, 7-6, 4-6, 6-2 companies, for example, whc his wrist injury, and UCO went in 0-2 Kristen Limam can be reached at klimam@ win. 6. Haugen, UCO, def. Venhuizen, 6-2, 6-3 "The whole point is to be are now sharing top billing the vistaonline.com. against Drury. the best runner in the world," their competitors. Shoe comOlympic silver medalist Meb panies also have ties to indiKeflezighi said as he prepared vidual races and needed to work to make his Boston debut. together on ideas such as un Marathons have a devoted forms. butcorrTared to leagues like from page 12 "The beauty of our sport r. the --.FIL-relatively small fol- it's a close-knit community Kovacikova then went to the victory for UCO, defeating lowing that keeps the sport hospital and had blood work ESU's Lacey Luina 6-3, 7-5. In from reaping billion-dollar TV Wittenberg said. "It's like a fan-lily, where sometimes you're be ; their previous meeting, Luina 1./deals and done, and has since recovered. ter for the riva'Kovacikova was down 1-5 defeated Cabato 6-7, 6-3, (10- more lucrative "Everything is influ- ries within t. to Ducourt when she retired, 4 ). licensing fees. "I was taught you never-- The splintered enced by the fact But now we're and the match was stopped, as at a point where want to lose to someone twice," structure also Drury had won 5-0. that the athletes we're onry Cabato said. leaves the going to be bc..t.can't—and we don't In the second set, Cabato races competDual 3 said she was up 3-1, then Luina ing for runners want to encourage ter together Emporia 8, UCO 1 For nk. UCO hoped to win the came back to take the lead and and attention. the marathoi's them to—run rematch against ESU, which serve for the set at 5-3. So, the five will fund the "I just really pushed myself races looked more." won 7-2 in their previous meetbonuses themto get back in it," Cabato said, to the maining April 4 in Emporia, Kan. Guy Morse selves. A tits Having lost Kovacikova the adding she wanted to finish the stream sports sponsor—anci match in two sets. previous day, though, UCO for a system $1 million to: The dual was played out after that will reward athletes for began its final dual of the season prize—is likely soon. down 0-2. ESU took advantage ESU's win, but Titkina default- long-term consistency instead Among the other change: of the situation by scoring two ed her match due to an ongoing of just one day of greatness. The being discussed are a unifon ,-. more doubles wins and four wrist injury. circuit also creates other mar- system that will make it easier more singles wins for the vicketing and promotional oppor- to identify individual runners, tory. Kristen Limam can be reached at tunities that weren't available instead of their shoe sponsors. Cabato picked up the sole klimam@thevistaonline.com . to them when they were just a Organizers are talking about a bunch of different races. by Vista photographer Brett Deering system that would allow compet"We feel like we're at a dif- itors to carry their bib numbers with Southwestern Oklahoma Freshman Sky Nelson goes for a backhand in her singles match ferent level, and we felt we have from race to race to make them April 15. an obligation to bring the sport recognizable and marketable by when UCO faced Drury April 14 at the Broncho Tennis Festival in The two teams will decide into the future," Boston director number, like Mia Ham's No. Edmond. from page 12 the LSC North Division Guy Morse said. or Dale Earnhardt's No. 3. Championship with a doublegroundout hits and suffered one In coming up with a point sysOlympic gold medalist header April 18 at Broncho Field strikeout. tem, organizers of the marathons Stefano Baldini would wear a and another doubleheader April "I know that everyone has a looked to the grand slams and gold jersey, and world recoie22 in Wichita Falls, Texas. lot on their plates with school, Triple Crowns in other sports to holder Paul Tergat would wee: The LSC Tournament begins work and finals coming up in see how it was done. Of special yellow, like the leader does ir. April 28 in Irving, Texas. a few weeks," Blake said. "It's interest was NASCAR's new the Tour de France. hard to stay focused, but I think Chase for the Championship, Runners in Boston ha ,-: that we'll all come together and Teddy Burch can be reached at which made a mini-circuit out already committed before the tburch@thevistaonline.com . Mon .-Fri.• am 5prn turn this around." circuit was put together. 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Men, women compete in UCO's Broncho Tennis Festival UCO women win one of three in final duals of the season

UCO men defeat Northwest Missouri, fall to two top-ranked teams

by Kristen Limam Sports Editor

The UCO women's tennis team's season came to a close at the Broncho Tennis Festival in Edmond April 14-15. The women went 1-2 in the tournament, winning against Southwest Baptist in the first dual before falling to Drury April 14 and Emporia State April 15. "We performed about as well as we could," head coach Francis Baxter said. "We had a nice win over Southwest Baptist." The team of freshmen finished with a 4-15 record. For several of those duals, the team competed with only five players. "The season was not what we expected," Amy Cabato said, "but it was a good experience to see the competition and what we need to change." She said the team grew together through the rough year and supported each other.

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Senior Jonas Askeland returns a serve in doubles action vs. St. Edward's in the Broncho Tennis Festival April 14 in Edmond.

by Kristen Limam Sports Editor

The UCO men's tennis team fell to a pair of top-ranked teams and won one match during the Broncho Tennis Festival April 14-15 in Edmond. UCO lost to No. 14-ranked St. Edward's and No. 2 team Drury, and won against Northwest Missouri State in the final duals of the regular season. The team's record stands at 13-5 going into the Lone Star Conference Team Tournament April 20 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Seeding has yet to be determined.

Dual 1 St. Edward's 5, UCO 3 St. Edward's, the top team in the Central Region, edged out the Bronchos for the win April 14. "Even though we came up a little short, all the guys played with a lot of heart and gave their all," said Younes Limam, graduate assistant for the tennis teams. Sophomore Tomas Hladil and senior Jonas Askeland, the No. 24 team in the nation, defeated SEU's Simon Boyce and Tyler Lyon, the No. 3 team in the nation, in a tight doubles match 9-8 (6).

SEU picked up the other two doubles wins. In singles, senior Christian Haugen and junior Javier Easton had straight-set wins over their opponents. "I think I played really well," Easton said. "I set up the rhythm from the beginning." Hladil lost in the No. 1 spot 3-6, 3-6, and senior Mark Johnson, playing with a sore wrist, made Lyon work for the 7-5, 6-4 win. UCO, down 3-4, kept hope alive with Askeland and junior Peter Davis, who both battled

Dual 1 UCO 5, SBU 4 UCO took a 2-1 lead after its top two doubles teams scored wins. Dasha Titkina and Julie Vo won 8-6, while Amy Cabato and Domi Kovacikova won 84. Titkina, Cabato and Kovacikova also picked up singles wins. Titkina strolled past SBU's Lynne Klaasen 6-3, 6-3. Kovacikova, after winning the first set 6-3, was able to stave off a third set against Valerie Jones by taking the second set 7-5. Cabato had a lopsided match, winning 7-6, 1-6, 6-0. "At the end of the second set, I found out [the dual] was tied 4-all," Cabato said. "Once I got to the third set, I knew I had to do it for the team. And the team was really behind me, cheering me on."

See MEN'S TENNIS, page 11

Dual 2 Cabato said Kovacikova Drury 5, UCO 0 showed no signs of exhausUCO couldn't continue tion after doubles, but had a its momentum against Drury, migraine going into singles. which came into the match with During the match, Kovacikova a five-dual winning streak and told Cabato she felt like she was an 11-3 record. going to pass out. Cabato and Kovacikova had Cabato told her to take a a tight match against Camille medical timeout, and the two Ducourt and Mouna Sabri, sat in the shade and then went ranked eighth in the Great Lakes inside Hamilton Field House. Region. Cabato said she was serving See BRONCHOS, page 11 for the set at 76, and on the Women's Tennis Scores, April 15 first point UCO missed an easy ESU 8, UCO 1 volley at the Doubles net and became 1. Luina/Villaflor, ESU, def. Titkina/Vo, 8-4 tentative in the 2. Bayon/Schultz, ESU, def. Eacret/Nelson, 8-0 game. Drury 3. Boothe/Quick, ESU, def. Cabato/Kovacikova (default) got the break Singles and went on to 1. Bayon, ESU, def. Vo, 6-1, 6-2 take the next 2. Villaflor, ESU, def. Titkina (default) two games, 3. Cabato, UCO, def. Luina, 6-3, 7-5 4. Schultz, ESU, def. Nelson, 6-1, 6-4 winning 9-7. Drury won 5. Boothe, ESU, def. Eacret, 6-0, 6-0 the other two 6. Quick, ESU, def. Kovacikova (default) doubles matches and a singles match when Women's Tennis Scores, April 14 one of UCO's DU 5, UCO 0 players became Doubles ill. The 90 - 1. Amato/Miranda-Sanchez, DU, def. Titkina/Vo, 8-0 2. Ducourt/Sabri, DU, def. Cabato/Kovacikova, 9-7 degree tem3. Blosser/Carter, DU, def. Eacret/Nelson, 8-1 perature and Singles high humidity 1. Vo, UCO, vs. Miranda-Sanchez DNP combined with 2. Titkina, UCO, vs. Sabri DNP a long day on 3. Cabato, UCO, vs. Amato DNP the court led 4. Kovacikova, UCO, vs. Ducourt, 1-5 (retire) Kovacikova to 5. Nelson, UCO, vs. Blosser, 7-6, 3-2 DNF nearly faint. 6. Castrodale, DU, def. Eacret, 6-4, 6-0 Baxter said the condition is often brought Women's Tennis Scores, April 14 on by emotion- UCO 5, SBU 4 al trauma. "Hers was Doubles brought on by 1. Titkina/Vo, UCO, def. Klaasen/Wolfgramm, 8-6 a really hot day, 2. Cabato/Kovacikova, UCO, def. Hodson/Moceo, 8-4 over exertion 3. Janzekovich/Jones, SBU, def. Eacret/Nelson, 8-3 and not enough Singles liquid, and that 1. Wolfgramm, SBU, def. Vo, 6-4, 6-0 caused an emo- 2. Titkina, UCO, def. Klaasen, 6-3, 6-3 tional trauma 3. Cabato, UCO, def. Hodson, 7-6, 1-6, 6-0 in her body," 4. Kovacikova, UCO, def. Jones, 6-3, 7-5 5. Moceo, SBU, def. Nelson, 6-2, 6-1 Baxter said. 6. Janzekovich, SBU, def. Eacret, 6-0, 6-0

Softball suffers double shutout by Teddy Burch Sports Writer

The UCO softball team fell to 23-10 overall and 16-4 in Lone Star Conference play as it lost both games of a doubleheader April 14 at home against Northeastern State 4-0 and 9-0. The Bronchos have now lost four games in a row, all have been losses to NSU. In the first game of the doubleheader the Bronchos never threatened the Lady Reds, managing only one hit in 24 at-bats. The Bronchos committed two errors and surrendered eight hits in the 4 0 loss. Angela Stratton, from Yukon, was credited with the only hit of the game, a single to center field in the bottom of the seventh. Alli Blake, sophomore from Oklahoma City, pitched a full -

by Vista photographer Travis Marak

Freshman Alley Roberts takes a cut in the second game of the Bronchos' doubleheader against Northeastern April 14. The Bronchos lost both games 4-0 and 9-0.

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seven-inning game and suffered the loss, bringing her overall record to 11-7. "I am not sure what to say," Blake said. "We are just not playing well right now. We have the right players, and we have the talent, but we are just not putting it all together at the same time." In the second game of the doubleheader, the Bronchos continued to struggle offensively as they managed only three hits in 19 atbats. The Bronchos committed two errors and were never in the game after surrendering three runs to the Lady reds in the top of the first inning. Cody Morrell, junior from Mustang, pitched the entire

game, and the loss brings her overall record to 3-2. She gave up a double to left center to Brooke Smith in the first batter faced. A catcher's interference error against the second batter and a homerun by Rachael Christian gave NSU a quick 3-0 lead. With the game still close in the sixth inning, more of the same troubles surfaced for the Bronchos. The Lady Reds had a big inning in which they scored five runs on three hits and were assisted by a UCO error. Trailing 9-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Bronchos failed to rally as they were held to two

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