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UCO student had confirmed case of mumps

ROTC trains with paint near Guthrie

by Heather Warlick Staff Writer In response to last week's article about the mumps outbreak that appeared to be headed for Oklahoma, The Vista's editor received an email with the subject line, "Confirmed Mumps." The letter was from UCO student, Michael Nault, a sophomore mathematics major. He received the results of a blood test April 18 that confirmed he had mumps. Nault had received the recommended two mumps-measles -rubella vaccinations, as required for enrollment at UCO. There are 12 probable cases in Oklahoma and four in Oklahoma County, said H.R. Holman, public information officer for the Oklahoma City-County Health Department. According to the Center for Disease Control, even those who have the recommended two shots still have a 10 percent chance of contracting the virus, if exposed. Mumps is contagious and spreads through air and bodily fluids. The CDC recommends people over the age of 18 who were born after 1957 get at least one additional MMR shot, unless they can prove with shot records that they have received the recommended two doses. Some important exceptions to the recommendation are: pregnant women, people who are moderately ill at the time the shot is scheduled, those with immune system deficiencies like HIV or AIDS, anyone allergic to gelatin or the antibiotic neomycin and anyone with cancer. Life threatening side effects from the disease are rare among mumps sufferers, but the common symptoms can be dramatic and extremely uncomfortable, according to the CDC. Nault said his symptoms were mild April 2, the day he

see MUMPS, page 5

by Alex Gambill Staff Writer

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Gotcha! Eli Wilkerson, undecided senior, right, is taken prisoner by Jack Roach, general business senior, during the Broncho Batalion's smallsquad tactics lab April 20 at the Adventure Zone paintball field northeast of Edmond.

Local rock band prepares for UCO's Battle of the Bands

Grads gear up

Nearly 60 cadets from Broncho Battalion's Reserve Officer Training Corps performed tactical training exercises with paintball guns April 20 at Adventure Zone Paintball Field in Guthrie. "We give them a mission, and we'll have a person in charge that will have to do the whole planning process and brief the squad and execute the mission," said Capt. Justin Covey, ROTC enrollment counselor. The seniors are broken down into groups of about four, and the squads are made up of about ten junior cadets. "What we have is not a true paintball scenario, but it's actually tactical training. A squad we've [given] a mission, and then we have some seniors that we call the opposing force," Covey said. Danny Moise, photojournalism senior, said the group performed four missions. Moise said the tactics and the scenarios were accurate to what a soldier might experience in actual combat. "Me personally, I'm learning as I go. There's some things you just got to keep working at like voice commands and time management. Time management is the biggest thing I need to work on," Moise said. Moise said he shot a few people and on his third mission, he got shot three times. "They were good exercises. It was pretty real; you had to focus on your ammo and focus on everyone involved," said James Wallenfelsz, nursing junior. "We did this last semester but it was nothing like this. It was

see ROTC, page 4

Balderas crowned Miss Hispanic UCO by Desiree Treeby Staff Writer

Ethol Red recently released its first album 'Amalgam'

by Nathan Winfrey Senior Staff Writer Local rock band Ethol Red played at the Blue Note Lounge April 15, a small venue with walls hidden behind a blanket of beer ads for Moosehead and Budweiser, honing their sound and style for their attempt at UCO's Battle of the Bands in the fall. "We formed nine months ago, just last July," said guitarist Travis Bryant, standing with his band mates in a back alley lit by streetlamps. U-Haul trailers and scattered band equipment filled the passage, surveyed by a watchful bouncer. "We're not even a year old, so we're making a lot of headway." The catchy, enjoyable, hardrocking three-piece sounds like they were cut from the same musical cloth as Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd and Linkin Park. They recorded

their first album, "Amalgam," in December and now sell the 12-track disc at their shows, as well as Hastings stores in Norman, Stillwater, Enid and Travis' brother, drummer Spencer Bryant, said the album came in two weeks ago. "We're getting a lot of radio play," Travis said. He said they've been featured on 94.7 The Buzz and Rock 100.5 The KATT, as well as KWDQ 102.3FM in Woodward. "They play us regularly," he said. "97.5 in Kansas plays us too." "Every band nowadays is trying to create their own genre, and that's what's hard about typing them," said fan Dane Olson, corporate communication sophomore. "It's the Ethol Red genre." Travis, who attends the University of Oklahoma, said it's hard to balance school and the band.

"I'm the crybaby of the group," said vocalist Jeremy Tooman. "You guys are sleeping at three in the morning and I'm working...I've got the worst schedule, but I love it. I wouldn't change it." Tooman said he has two young children and attends a paramedic school in Enid. "I'm already a licensed EMT and all that fun stuff," he said. "I've known Travis from when we played in Enid for a while. When he got his brother and Oren (bassist) on, he said, `Hey, come check it out and see what we can do,'" Tooman said. They agreed that their music is heavily influenced by Nirvana. "That's what got me started," Spencer said. He said they're just having fun, "just sharing some of the feelings we have."

see BAND, page 4

4-44 Baseball takes two of three

by Vista photographer Midori Sasaki

Alissa Stinnett, nursing senior, tries on a graduation cap and gown April 24 at the bookstore in the Nigh University Center.

The UCO baseball team improved to 33-16 overall and 15-5 in Lone Star Conference play by winning two out of three April 22-23 against Southwestern.

See Sports pg. 14

Erika Balderas swept the competition by winning the 2006 Miss Hispanic UCO title. "I am so speechless, and I am so excited," said Balderas, international trade and marketing major. Balderas also won a $1,600 scholarship and awards for Miss Photographic, People's Choice and the talent award for her salsa dance during the seventh annual scholarship pageant held April 22 in Constitution Hall. Nine women competed in front of seven judges in the categories of traditional wear, talent, evening wear, platform question and private interview. Balderas' platform is building financial awareness in the Hispanic community. She said she wants to educate others to budget their money by comparing needs versus wants to save. First runner-up and winner of a $1,000 scholarship, Melissa Arambula's, pre-med/ biology major, platform is higher education, focusing on college goal

see PAGEANT, page 4

Stay away from 'Silent Hill' Vista Senior Staff Writer Nathan Winfrey reviews the newest video-game-franchise-turned-terrible-movie, 'Silent Hill.'

See Entertainment pg. 8 , 4amonamm



April 25, 2006

Were here today to correct a lie that has been thrown upon the public. That lie is DAN BROWN'S novel, "THE DA VINCI CODE" and we are going to debunk it.

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For those entering the 'real world,' a lesson in etiquette might help

TURN with Pamela Mullins, UCO Human Resources Department Many of us graduating next month have already begun interviewing; some have already landed some sort of job. But are we prepared to handle proper business etiquette in today's workplace?

We must be equipped with etiquette to fit in and be respected within our organization. Proper etiquette can be a great way to stand out in an interview. With new technology, including email, instant

messaging and the widespread use of cell phones, many of us are unaware of traditional and newly emerging manners involved in communication. Last week at UCO's Human Resource Society, Dr. Kelly Moyers discussed major concepts that everyone needs to know in the workplace today. Telephone etiquette seems to be a no-brainer. However, more often than not we make mistakes in the simple task of answering the phone. No matter what position you hold, Moyers stresses to "always identify yourself and your company" when answering the phone. This way the caller will know if they've dialed

the right number, the, company will be perceived as professional, and it will be easier to direct their call. Also, caller ID is another issue. Moyers points out that it is not proper to "return a missed call when no message is left." Simply using the caller ID to return these calls can seem rude and invasive to your customers. Concerning voicemails left on machines and voicemail boxes, "all messages must be short, precise, and clear," Moyers stresses. She also says that in case of a disconnection, "the person who initiated the phone call should be the one to call back." Although some might con-

sider shaking hands only a small detail, many business professionals today consider it to be a major personality indicator. "Don't be a limp fish or an aggressive shaker," Moyers said. A "limp fish" can indicate lack of respect or interest. Some men may shake a woman's hand so gently that superiority could be presumed. Aggressive handshakes can be a sign of ego as well. Authority and age is important in the initiation of any handshake. "Always let authoritative figures extend their hand first," Moyers said.

E-mail prevails in modern workplace communication, but there are some rules to follow. Moyers suggests to "only `reply all' when it applies to everyone" and "don't attach unnecessary documents." This will only waste time and may cause errors in sending and receiving. Be prompt in replying and use receipts only when necessary. "All caps will send the tone of yelling or urgency," so be careful in setting the tone of messages, Moyers adds. We may get our foot in the door, but respect and etiquette will help us stay in the conference room.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor, The current administration may cut billions of dollars in subsidies to cotton growers. Like every year, the issue has set off a desktop battle as Republican congressmen pretend to fight it out. If it actually were to be pushed through the new plan will take apart an elaborate government system that has crippled the commodities markets since the late 1930s. The World Trade Organization in Geneva ruled recently that U.S. cotton subsidies violate global trade rules because they exceed limits agreed to in 1944. Large producers of cotton and cotton merchants in Republican strongholds of Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia demand the program be continued. Large-scale operators in California and Arizona would alsob.F., affected. Cotton farmers take nearly a quarter of farm subsidy payments each year. MOsTigatยง to a few hundred big growers. Half of the crop annually ends up with Communist China at artificially low prices subsidized by the federal government.

Cotton interests include Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), chairman of the Senate agriculture committee. Both expressed reservations about changes in the current farm program, which does not expire until 2007. Senator Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), who represents the cotton trading center of Memphis, which hasn't traded cotton for decades avoids the issue. The Cotton Council and Cotton Incorporated sit on the sidelines spending taxpayer money to keep the financial floodgates open. Cotton Incorporated provides marketing services to American cotton producers and is paid by the Cotton Council. Sincerely, Alfred Brock 40047 Cambridge 102 Canton, MI 48187

CAMPUS QUOTES Compiled and photographed by Alex Gambill & Midori Sasaki.

Do you think UCO should have a 'dead week' preceding finals week? j "Yeah, I think we should have no class before finals."

"I very much think we should have a dead week. It's very helpful when you have to study for other classes."

"I can't say anything against that. So, sure."

"I think that it's actually not necessary. A lot of students aren't motivated to actually study. A lot of them would just take the week off and not study."

Mayumi Hayashi

Shamar Collier

Barrett Bowers

Cassandre Leberus

Psychology, sophomore

Music education, sophomore

English, sophomore

Business communication/marketing, senior

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At home, at last...again by Kristen Limam Sports Editor Businesses shut down for the day at a moment's notice. Thousands of Cubans gathered in the streets in May, 2004, to protest American government and its policies. On the day of the anti-U.S. demonstration, one American vacationer peered out of his hotel window and decided to venture outside to observe the ironic situation. Dr. William J. Wardrope had no fear. "It was a state-mandated protest," he said. "It was more of a social event for the people involved." Wardrope, an Oklahoma City native and new professor of business administration at the University of Central Oklahoma, values the people in his life and keeps returning to his hometown. By the time Wardrope, 42, began studying at UCO for his B.A. in speech, he knew he wanted to become a lawyer, a teacher or a minister. All, he said with a grin, involved a great deal of talking -- a fondness of his. All also involved helping others. After graduating in 1986, he decided to focus on teaching. "It makes an important contribution," he said of the profession. He especially enjoys helping students with résumés and job searches, and making a difference in their lives. After serving as a graduate assistant at Oklahoma State University for two years while earning an M.A. in organizational communication, Wardrope returned to his old stomping grounds in UCO's communication department. For much of the next 10 years,

excluding the time spent at the University of Nebraska earning a Ph.D., he taught cornmunication courses at UCO. After leaving in 1998 to teach first at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas, then at Baruch College in New York and at Texas State University, he returned to the familiar halls of UCO. This time, to the business school. "Oklahoma is a very friendly place," he said, as fond memories began unfolding behind a wisp of breath. The leisurely pace of life had always appealed to him. He returned to his birthplace in order to be closer to his friends and his parents, Gerald and Norma Perelman. But don't think for a minute this man would stay in one place very long. In addition to his outing in Cuba, Wardrope has toured many other regions of the world. "I love to travel," he said. His passion for seeing the world began in 1998, when he traveled to New Zealand for his first international conference. The excitement of seeing new places and different ways of doing things kept Wardrope looking forward to his next excursion. Some of his previous destinations include Europe, Australia, Iceland, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Guatemala and Chile. "It's beautiful in South America," he said, singling out Chile as his favorite country because "the people are really

Dr. William J. Wardrope nice." Wardrope said he would like to visit South Africa and the lesser-known interior of Central America in the future. "I have friends all over the world," said Wardrope. He keeps in touch with many of them via e-mail. In all likelihood, he will bump into a few of them this summer, when he returns to Chile, Peru and possibly Ecuador to teach threeweek classes for the third year at English-speaking universities. Whether in South America or Edmond, Wardrope can be heard advising his pupils to never give up or get discouraged. His words come from personal experience. "I worked hard through college to avoid loans," he said, "so I didn't have much of a social life." Indeed, much of

his undergraduate years were spent at Tyler Manufacturing & Distribution, now closed, in the machine shop and as the bookkeeper. "I learned to stick things through. I wondered, 'Am I ever going to get through all these hoops?"' But he did. And after nearly 20 years of teaching at the collegiate level, he has come full circle, teaching classes in interpersonal communication and business communication at UCO. Leaning back in his office chair, Wardrope crossed his arms, peered from behind his thick, black-rimmed glasses and sat prepared for another life adventure. He decided long ago that he would remain content as long as he could spend time with others, be it students, strangers in foreign lands or family. And for Wardrope, "family" includes pets. When he spoke of his pets, an unhesitating smile erupted on Wardrope's face, and the self-proclaimed soft-hearted man emerged. One of the saddest moments in his life came six years ago when his beloved cat Todd died. "Toddy," as he affectionately referred to him, used to sit on his desk while he graded papers and sleep by his shoulder every night. A picture of Toddy rests behind his chair on the bookshelf in his office. "It was nice having a companion," Wardrope said. His voice grew a bit faint, then bounced back to life with a rec-

ollection. He still had Pancho and Riley, his yellow Labrador and greyhound, respectively, who were just as friendly and devoted as Toddy. Despite protests in Cuba and the hospitable natives of Chile,

it is Oklahoma that will always have what William J. Wardrope values most in life: his family, his pets, his students and his work. Kristen Limam can be reached at

CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS ■ A simulated anthrax attack will be the scenario for a mass immunization drill 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at UCO Hamilton Field House. Students are encouraged to attend. ■ The UCO Democratic Socialists will present the documentary "Invisible Children," at 7 p.m. April 27, which will precede the Global Night Commute, April 29, a peaceful demonstration at the State Capitol. For more information, call Travis Estes at 6943140.

'The' Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association will hold its year-end meeting at 6 p.m. April 25, in the Mass Communications Building, Room 131. Officer elections will be held, and special recognition will be given to deserving students who received awards during the school year. For more information, call Randy Ward at 974-2536. ■ The Alpha Gamma Delta sorority members will be waiting tables at Pizza Hut Italian Bistro on May Avenue and Memorial Road 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. April 25, to raise donations for the March of Dimes. For more information, call Sheena Miraglio at 205-2159.

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 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 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 and I can see where tIvRprking lots for the color of my parking permit are located.

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April 25, 2006

PAGEANT from page 1 making. She said she believes Hispanics need to look at pageant competitors as examples. "We go to this country with hopes and dreams. They don't call this country the 'Land of Opportunity' for nothing," Arambula said. Second runner-up, Diana Lopez, chemistry/pre-pharmacy

BAND from page 1 "That's our goal," Tooman said. "Everything else will come." "Rock it out, have fun doing it," Travis said. "We don't want to hype our music, the music is our hype." "We believe the music will just speak for itself," said Oren Lever. "If it catches, it catches." Lever, originally from Israel, wears a red tie around his head at every show. "It's kind of an inside joke," he said. "I got it at a Chinese buffet. They had a bunch of these useless things and I thought it was the thing I could use most, so I grabbed it." "It's kind of sticking it to the man," Lever said. "I think ties are the dumbest accessory ever, but it works as a headband." The members of Ethol Red don't look like stereotypical rockers. Their T-shirts, khaki shorts and Travis' backward baseball cap make them fit eas-

major, received a $400 scholarship. Sharis Fajardo, modern languages major, earned the Hispanic Business Woman and Director's Award. Fajardo, the 19 year-old Puerto Rican native came to the United States two years ago and plans to continue competing in more pageants. "I care that she learns from this experience and enjoys the journey," said Valerie Fajardo, Sharis' mother. Voted Miss Congeniality,

ier into the college-look mold than the post-grunge scene. "I liked them a lot," said Dan Kubier, business communication senior. "They're nothing new, but I think if the vocalist smoothed out his voice a little bit, and if they polished their songs up a little bit, they'd be label-worthy. That was a cool band." "They could stand an extra guitarist because they're really good, but could use some lead guitar to fill in their bagid rhythm," said Caleb BeaVers, interpersonal communicati6ii senior. "If they got a solid leadguitarist, they could take Of''' Ethol Red is currently searching for a label, and will be playing a label showcase at 9 a.m. April 27 at Kongo's Club in Norman. "For everybody to check it out, it's ," Olson said.

Anabel Casas, business administration major, said competing in her first pageant was a "dream accomplished." She isn't sure if she is going to cornpete in another pageant. "I want to make room for more opportunities," Casas said. Overall, she said the competition was an "unforgettable experience." Desiree Treeby can be reached at .

ROTC from page 1 kind of weaker than this. This is a lot more realistic, we actually moved in and performed tactical formations," Wallenfelz said. "What I liked doing most was when you're under fire, guiding forward as a team really showed team work, which is something I haven't been exposed to when we're out here doing non-weapon tactical movements," Wallenfelz said. "It shows that something out here is actually being fought for and accomplished." The ROTC will have an wards ceremony at 2 p.m. -April 27 in Constitution Hall and afterward they will have a barbeque at the pavilion next to Branch° Lake.

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College of Liberal Arts honors outstanding students, faculty by Alex Gambill Staff Writer

UCO's 22nd annual Honor Awards Program for students from the College of Liberal Arts was held at 5 pm-1. April 24 in Ballroom A of the Nigh University Center. All seven departments from the College of Liberal Arts presented awards. There were about 80 awards presented to about 70 students. "The criteria was completely defined by the department or the person that gave the gift. Some of the criteria had to do with excellence in the classroom and some with community service," said Dr. Gary A. Steward, interim associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts. "This is the highlight of our academic year... the students honored tonight are the best and brightest," said Dr. Pamela Washington, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. "This is the first year to hold

a banquet. We invited all the Tre Ronne, general studstudents that were receiving the ies senior, was awarded the awards to come," Steward said. Outstanding Tutor Award from "We were at about maximum the Humanities and Philosophy capacity, there were nearly 170 Department for his excellence attending last night," he said. in tutoring. Steward said donors of the Ronne said he's going to awards and family and friends the University of Cincinnati's of those awarded attended the College of Law next fall on ceremony. almost a full-ride scholarship. Steward said he hopes to con"When I practice law, I want tinue having the banquet. The to do anything that connects ceremony was held in Pegasus to human rights. I really see Theatre in previous years. myself doing independent work Steward said some students in communities," Ronne said. received cash awards ranging Eryn Whitworth, philosofrom around $100-$500. Several phy junior, was awarded the departments awarded students Philosophy Leadership Award with plaques. for her contributions to the Dr. William J. Radke, vice campus and the community. president of academic affairs, Whitworth is the president of named all the honorary students the Symposium of Philosophy. from each department, while "I'm most happy to be such deans and representatives from an active member in the philoseach department handed out the ophy department and the comawards. munity," Whitworth said. Radke said the Humanities and Philosophy Depai tinent Alex Gambill can be reached at awarded more than $2,500 to . students.

College of Liberal Arts faculty awards Dr. Patricia Loughlin, New Faculty Member of the Year

Shay Rahrn-Barnett, Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year

Dr. Eva Dadlez, Faculty Member of the Year

Mark Zimmerman, Professional Staff Member of the Year

Dr. Kevin Hayes, Outstanding Scholarly/ Creative Activity

Karen Kadow, Support Staff member of the Year

Dr. Jere Roberson, Outstanding Service

Dr. Stephen Garrison, Outstanding Teaching

Holly Eastom, Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year

Dr. Terry M. Clark, Lifetime Achievement Award

April 25, 2006

MUMPS from page 1 first noticed them. "I first noticed that my entire body was achy," he said. "Then my tonsils became enflamed." The next day, his symptoms were full blown. "My throat was so swollen and sensitive that it caused pain to talk, drink liquids, eat and even to swallow my own saliva," Nault said. His fever was a constant 102-103 degrees. "I had hot and cold flashes and at times, AP my entire body was sweating." In this AP file photo from 1957, Greg Cox, left, looks at He experienced throbbing pressure in his friend Jon Douglas through the door of his Altamont, his head, similar to, but worse than a sinus III. home while he recovers from mumps. infection, he said. "There were even times when it hurt to he was sick. move my eyes," he said. The CDC's most recent estimates report 815 The illness caused him to lose his appetite, and confirmed cases of mumps in Iowa, where the Nault said he had stabbing pains in his stomach. outbreak started, and 350 cases in Minnesota, He said he wasn't sure if, they were caused by Kansas, Illinois, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Missouri hunger or the illness. and Oklahoma. He also presented another painful symptom, No deaths have been reported from the outswelling of the testicles, a common side effect of break, and although severe side effects are infremumps cases among males. Females with mumps quent, they include deafness, pneumonia, seimay experience swelling of the ovaries. zures, brain damage and death. "I was very weak and simple such Nault is back at school now and said he is as using the bathroom were very taxing for my almost caught up with all the school work he body," Nault said. "I am very luckVo have had missed. a loving family and girlfriend that w L ry to "My professors have been very understanding take care of me; if I had been by mysef,, I don't and for that I am thankful," he said. know whether or not I would have been able to do The UCO Student Health Center gives MMR. everything I needed to." shots Monday through Friday for $50. Nault said he is not sure how-lie was exposed "We are prepared because we have the vaccito mumps. He had traveled a Month earlier and nations available to give people in advance. attended a concert just a fewiffdays before his We want to immunize as many students as possymptoms began. It usually ['takes about two sible," said Cayt Walls, administrative assistant to weeks after exposure to mumps for symptoms the director of student health. to show. The CDC has stockpiles of the vaccinations The outbreak of mumps in the United States is in Dallas for Oklahoma County and the Student traced to two infected individuals who flew on a Health Center can receive emergency distributotal of nine airline flights throughout the country tions within 24 hours, Walls said. between March 26 and April 2, according to the A mass immunization drill from 11 a.m. to CDC. 1 p.m. April 26 will test emergency response The origin and arrival cities of these flights teams on a local level by simulating an anthrax included Cedar Rapids and Waterloo, Iowa , attack. In the event of such a medical emergency, Dallas, Detroit, Lafayette, Ark., Minneapolis, St. UCO will be a Mass Immunization Point of Louis, Tucson, and Washington, D.C. Distribution and will provide immunizations for Nault went to Edmond Access Medical Center about 3,000 people per hour. April 4, and the doctor there ran strep and flu For more information, call the UCO Student tests, both of which were negative. He went to a Health Center at 974-2317. doctor at Mercy Health Center on Memorial Road and took the blood test that would confirm his case of mumps. Nault's symptoms lasted for two weeks, and he Heather Warlick can be reached at hwarlick@thevistasaid he did not attend any classes the entire time

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by Vista photographer Alex Gambill

Tomio Okura demonstrates Kyokushin karate by breaking two boards with a side kick during "Japanese Knight" April 20 in Constitution Hall.

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Kasumi Suda of the Japanese taiko dru, the song "Reppu" on a traditional drum

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Oklahoma may join the rest of the country by legalizing tattooing if Senate Bill 806 passes. The related House bill passed April 3. For seven years, State Rep. Al Lindy, of Oklahoma City, has authored bills that would provide state regulation of the tattoo industry, which is currently operating extralegally. Although tattooing is currently illegal in Oklahoma, there is significant tolerance on the part of local law enforcement, according to Jody Benner, owner of Mystical Illusions Body Piercing at 3411 NW 23rd St. "I tattoo cops at least once a week," Benner said. He said he has been tattooing at his Oklahoma City shop for four years and has been licensed in Colorado for 19 years. Benner said he has never been arrested or fined for tattooing. "I don't put out big signs like some guys do. I am choosy about who I tattoo," he said. Benner said there are at least 11 tattoo parlors operating in Oklahoma City. "They're a bunch of kids that go out and buy a $300 kit and just start tattooing. They don't know what they are doing," Brenner said. These untrained tattoo artists can cause by Vista photographer Midori Sasaki their clients infections with improper sanitation and procedures, and this is the primary Education graduate student Stephen Hughes' left leg tattoo is a graphic of reason proponents of Senate Bill 806 cite for a 1987 Rob Roskopp skateboard deck and a mid-1980s Santa Cruz skatethe bill's necessity. board wheels 'screaming hand ' graphic on his right leg. Hughes said he The Oklahoma Department of Health got the tattoos in Oklahoma about five years ago. recently reported that between 2000 and 2004, there was a 78 percent increase in new pathogens, like the training medical professionals receive. Hepatitis C infections, and 34 percent of the people infected Violations of the law would result in a fine and up to 90 reported they had gotten an illegal tattoo. days in prison. The House bill's 70-28 victory was a good sign, Lindy The bill will be reviewed and amended by the Senate said in a report issued by the House about state regulation and if approved, passed on to Gov. Brad Henry for his of the tattooing industry, and endorsements for legalizasignature. tion have been given by the state Department of Health, Oklahoma Hospital Association, Oklahoma State Medical Association and Oklahoma Osteopathic Association. Heather Warlick can be reached at hwarlick@thevistaonline. If the bill passes the Senate, tattoo artists would corn. be required to be licensed and trained on blood-borne

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'Silent Hill' shines at times, but mostly crashes and burns by Nathan Winfrey Senior Staff Writer

It's no secret that the videogame-to-film genre consistently produces festering, unwatchable garbage. If you hear the buzzing of flies, loud vomiting and violent demands for a refund while walking past a theater, chances are a video game movie just started playing inside. Visionary director Christophe Gans ("The Brotherhood of the Wolf') and "Pulp Fiction" scribe Roger Avary tackle the genre that no other self-respecting filmmakers seem eager to touch, and almost succeed. They chose "Silent Hill," perhaps the only game franchise with enough artistic value and intrinsic power to carry over from the console to the silver screen. You can tell who's played a "Silent Hill" game by the tone in which they say the name. A veteran will speak it with reverence and maybe a tinge of fear, the same way I expect a survivor of the Normandy invasion or the battle of Iwo Gima might speak of his experiences. They are emotionally taxing in a way that's hard to explain, yet inexplicably addictive. There's no explanation why something that's so unpleasant should keep drawing its victims back for more, but much like the fictional town of the same name, "Silent Hill" games sow their poisonous enchantment over anyone who


wanders too closely. The film follows Rose Da Silva (Radha Mitchell, "Finding Neverland") as she searches for her lost daughter in a nightmare town where nothing is sacred and everything is much, much worse than it seems. Monstrous manifestations of inner demons shamble forth from the ubiquitous fog, a relentless executioner with a knife the size of a tree trunk slices, severs and skins his way through the streets, and a creepy cult of lunatic witchburners makes for an unstable ally and a downright nasty enemy. In the real world, Rose's husband Christopher (Sean Bean, "The Lord of the Rings") searches for answers and unburies some nasty secrets about the deserted town and their adopted daughter, merely sensing his wife or smelling her perfume as she invisibly runs past him in the dream world, the one in which she dwells with the monsters, the crazies and an unlucky motorcycle cop named Cybil (Laurie Holden, "The X-Files"). The complex plots of the games were left mostly up to interpretation, and the movie is no different, especially the ending, which will leave some people angrily scratching their heads. The clues are there, if you just keep your eyes peeled, but just like the games, there's really no wrong answer to the questions raised. "Extreme" is a word I heard

a lot from other people after the movie was over, and it was rarely meant as a positive adjective. It fits "Silent Hill" better than "scary" and better than "disturbing," though to a lesser degree, those words also apply. This is a very cerebral movie. Though most of the plot is handed to us in an awkward, stupid flashback toward the end of the film, there is a lot of thinking necessary to understand what is going on, and that's rare for modem horror. This is a smart movie that nails the look and tone of the games, its haunted locales are a set-designer's dream come true, but the film is also very flawed. The plot, somewhat altered from its source material, is thick but somehow lacks the complexity that a film like this needs. The acting is usually decent, but the dialogue is often atrocious, and I haven't seen a movie with worse pacing since "The Matrix Reloaded." It's rumored that the original cut was much longer, and I really hope that's made available on the DVD because as it stands, "Silent Hill" is as uneven and choppy as a broken vase pieced back together with school glue. It's not the savior of the game-to-film genre, but it's certainly a huge leap in the right direction. It's the first one I've seen that has actually taken itself seriously, where the writer and director obviously


Rose (Radha Mitchell) finds herself trapped in an alternate dimension as she searches for her daughter in a world of decay inhabited by strange beings in 'Silent Hill.'


respected the source material and understood it, which is hard to do with "Silent Hill." Early attempts to adapt the plights of pixilated protagonists to the silver screen failed for a reason; the jumping and running of Mario and the punching and kicking of "Street Fighter" and "Mortal Kombat" weren't really fertile material in which to grow an engaging plot, complex char-

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Zenith Awards honor top public relations students from Staff Reports

Students from eight Oklahoma universities were presented public relations Zenith Awards April 12 at Oklahoma City's Public Relations Society of America Career Night at the Bricktown Brewery Restaurant and Pub in downtown Oklahoma City. First-place Zenith award winners were Shawna Clutter, Traci Jones, Tony Lee, Elizabeth Montalbano, Kelli Robertson and Tabbi

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KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's capital began its fifth consecutive day under curfew Monday, as opposition parties planned a massive rally to demand an end to King Gyanendra's rule and a new constitution. The 11 a.m.-6 p.m. curfew imposed in Katmandu and Lalitpur, a major suburb of the city, follows nearly three weeks of demonstrations in which police and anti-monarchy protesters have frequently clashed in the capital. Also, officials on Monday said communist rebels attacked security bases and goverment buildings overnight in Nepal's mountainous north-central region. Details were sketchy about the overnight attack at Chautara, about 75 miles northeast of Katmandu, but officials reached at neighboring districts confirmed the attack. The attackers knocked down the telecommunication tower around midnight cutting off all communications. The attack began late Sunday night but fighting continued until early Monday. Nagin, Landrieu begin run-off campaign NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Mayor Ray Nagin and Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu, beginning a monthlong run-off campaign for New Orleans mayor, will be fighting over the white conservative voters who favored other candidates in the primary. Nagin, in a complete reversal from four years

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Mitch Landrieu Ray Nagin ago, scored heavily with black voters and was practically abandoned by whites, while Landrieu scored some black voters and did well with French Quarter residents. Slightly more than half of the overall vote was attributed to black voters, who favored the top two candidates, according to a consulting firm analyzing demographic data for the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority. In predominantly white precincts, Nagin trailed behind several other candidates with less than 10 percent, according to GCR & Associates Inc. In 2002, Nagin got most of his support from white voters and business leaders. This Me, many of those supported third-place finisher Ron Forman, a nonprofit executive. Nagin will have to win back their confidence for the May 20 runoff, said political analyst Elliott Stonecipher. Microsoft, EU face off over antitrust LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- Microsoft Corp. began a challenge Monday before the EU's second highest court of the European Commission's landmaric ivtaltrust ruling against it, arguing that the future of innovation in the technology industry was at stake. In its opening statement, Microsoft lawyer Jean-Francois Bellis said the Commission made "serious errors" i its decision two years ago that the company abedits dominant market position. The hearing, exRiected to take five days, will focus on Microsoft's behavior in the late 1990s, with EU regulators using evidence from the company's rivals. At its core, the hearing is focusing on two issues. The first is Microsoft's bundling of Media Player as a core part of its operating system, the second is on the Commission's order that Microsoft share information and code with competitors to help them make software that worked smoothly with Windows. In 2004, the Redmond, Wash.-based company was fined a record 497 million euros ($613 million) after the European Commission found that Microsoft had taken advantage of its position as the leading supplier of software for PC operat-

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States and Japan have settled their differences on a payment plan to move thousands of U.S. Marines out of Japan, with Japan agreeing to contribute nearly 60 percent of the $10.3 billion cost, the Japanese defense chief said. Japanese Defense Minister Fukushiro Nukaga flew to Washington to secure the agreement, spending more than three hours in a meeting Sunday with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. Nukaga told reporters afterward that Japan wanted an appropriate sharing of the cost of transferring 8,000 Marines from Okinawa to the Pacific island of Guam. Under the arrangement, he said, Japan will pay $2.8 billion, with the rest of its $6.1 billion share coming in various loans. Japan had earlier balked at a U.S. proposal that Japan contribute $7.5 billion of the cost to relocate the Marines from the Japanese island. Rumsfeld said after Sunday's meeting that "we have come to an understanding that we both feel is in the best interests of our two countries." The agreement is part of a broader plan to streamline the 50,000 U.S. forces based in Japan and to give Japan's military greater responsibility for security in the Asia-Pacific.

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Bush to push immigration reform PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- As Congress headed back Monday from a two-week recess, President Bush was in the country's most immigrant-rich state to push a stalled bill that would allow more foreigners to work legally in the United States. Lawmakers, with an eye on Election Day in just over six months, remain far apart on whether to crack down on illegal immigrants or embrace them as vital contributors to the U.S. economy. Bush wants a law that would give temporary guest worker permits to foreigners in low-paying jobs while strengthening border security. He was to push his idea in a speech Monday in Irvine, Calif , a state that has seen massive protests in recent weeks calling for immigrant rights. Sen. Arlen Specter, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Sunday he believes Congress will be able to work out differences and pass a bill. Specter, R-Pa., has pledged to have legislation ready for debate soon after lawmakers return. Specter said Democrats and Republicans have to agree on a list of amendments to consider. And he acknowledged that even if senators pass a bill


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Seven car bombs explode in Iraq by Thomas Wagner AP Writer Seven car bombs exploded across the capital Monday, killing at least six people and wounding dozens, as politicians met to try to finalize a new Cabinet. Police discovered the bodies of 20 Iraqis -- apparent victims of sectarian killings the United States hopes the new government can end. Three roadside bombs, five drive-by shootings and a mortar round killed 12 Iraqis in Baghdad and elsewhere, police said. The violence underlines the challenges as prime minister-designate Jawad al-Maliki begins the tough task of assembling a Cabinet out of Iraq's Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish parties. On Monday morning, political parties met separately in Baghdad to discuss proposed Cabinet ministers and were to meet as a group later in the day, said Kamal al-Saeidi of alMaliki's Dawa party. A day earlier, President Bush called al-Maliki, the Iraqi president and the parliament speaker -- all named on Saturday -and urged the quick formation of a coalition government. AlMaliki, a Shiite, has 30 days to choose a Cabinet, but the political parties are under enormous pressure -- from Americans and even Shiite religious leaders - to move quickly without the often intractable haggling over ministries. U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, a key player in pro-

tracted political negotiations since Iraq's Dec. 15 elections, repeated his call for the quick creation of a Cabinet of "competent" ministers -- implying those chosen for their skills and not sectarian or political ties. The United States is hoping the new government will unify Iraq's bitterly divided factions behind a program aimed at reining in both the Sunni-led insurgency and the Shiite-Sunni killings that has escalated during months without a stable government. Baghdad's first car bomb exploded during morning rush hour on a major street near the Tigris river, close to a complex of government buildings, a hospital and a bus station. Three people were killed and 25 wounded. Two hours later, bombs hidden in two cars parked near Mustansiriya University in eastern Baghdad exploded, killing three civilians, including a 10year-old boy, and wounding 22 people, said police Lt. Bila Ali. A car bomb also exploded near a square near a U.S. military convoy in central Baghdad, wounding at least 11 civilians, including a young girl, said police Maj. Abbas Mohammed Selman. U.S. forces closed off the area, and it was not immediately known if there were American casualties. Bombs in two cars parked about 100 yards apart then exploded one after another near Iraqi police patrols in the New Baghdad part of the capital, wounding three policemen and

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three civilians, said police Lt. Ali Abass. That was followed by a car bomb that targeted a police patrol in the Mansur area of Baghdad, wounding three policemen and four civilians, said police Capt. Jamil Hussein. Police in Abu Ghraib, just outside Baghdad, found a small truck containing the bodies of 15 men who had been tortured in captivity, said police Lt. Maitham Abdul Razzaq. Two other corpses were found in southwest Baghdad; one appeared to have been hanged, saidpolice Capt. Qassim Hassan. Three bodies were found in the northern city of Mosul, including that of a university student who had been kidnapped hours

ibodiegishowing signs of torture. earlier, police said. On Sunday, at least three Two more bodies were found U.S. soldiers and 31 Iraqis were in a mixed district south of killed, including seven who (if Baghdad. died when mortars hit just out- ∎tg The chief of the Azamiyah side the heavily guarded Green' district council, Sheik Hassan Zone in Baghdad, not far frorfil" Sabri Salman, said relatives also identified the bodies of 14 Iraq's Defense Ministry. Sunni Arabs say Shiite mjlli- Sunnis kidnapped last week. The tias have infiltrated the Interior bodies were handcuffed with Ministry -- controlled by the signs of torture, he said. Police biggest Shiite party -- and used did not confirm the deaths. The Iraqi Islamic Party, the death squads to kill Sunnis following the Feb. 22 bombing of main Sunni faction in parliaa Shiite shrine in Samarra, north ment and a likely participant of Baghdad. But the killings in the next Cabinet, warned of "the repercussions of sectarian have gone both ways. Police said the bodies of cleansing." It urged the new six Shiites were found Sunday government to stop "the crimiin the mainly Sunni district of nal gangs" involved in the killAzamiyah in Baghdad, their ings. Khalilzad also said Iraq's hands and legs bound and their

next government must decommission sectarian militias and integrate them into the national armed forces, warning that the armed groups represent the "infrastructure for civil war." He spoke at a news conference with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani in the northern city of Irbil. A key question will be control of the Interior Ministry, currently held by the Shiite Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq. The SCIRI ran the feared Back Brigade militia during Saddam Hussein's rule but insists the group has given up arms, a claim many Sunnis reject.


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SPORTS April 25, 2006 1. a big seven-run inning for the Bulldogs. Landon Thompson tripled to center field for three RBIs, and Garron Davenport hit a homerun over left center and increased the lead to 9-1. The Bronchos rallied in the eighth with four runs on four hits. Derek Norman began the inning with a triple to left field and senior Matt Yost followed with a single to left field, scoring the RBI. In the same inning, junior Brett Case doubled to right center and scored two more, making the score 9-7. The Bronchos scored one more mn in the ninth inning, but solid pitching from Caleb Briggs ended the comeback. Briggs earned his first save of

BASEBALL from page 14 Dallas, suffered the loss, and his overall record fell to 7-4. "We are just not getting that last game of the series," head coach Wendell Simmons said. "A team has got to have more life in it than we did if your going to have a chance to win." Cameron Kamer, junior from Perkins, Okla., pitched the final five and two-third innings and gave up one run on five hits. The game was close in the top of the fourth inning when the Bronchos committed an error that jumpstarted

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the season, and starting pitcher Jeffery Keller improved to 3-2 on the season. "We're not playing with the mental fortitude that we need to be," Simmons said. "We need to be playing like every game is the last game of the season." The Bronchos did sweep the doubleheader April 22 against the Bulldogs, 13-6 and 10-4. In the first win, Nathan Nance picked up his fifth win of the season with a sound performance, giving up six hits and five runs against 26 batters faced. The win improves the juniors overall record to 5-2 on the season. The Bronchos jumped out early with four runs and two

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hits in the bottom of the first inning. The quick start began when Brandon Bacon doubled to left field and scored two RBIs. Andrew Foshee hit a homerun later in the inning and scored two more RBIs. Foshee, freshman from Guthrie, earned AllState, All-District, All-Big City and All-Conference honors after batting .480 with nine home runs as a senior in high school. The scoring didn't stop there as the Bronchos scored three more runs in the second and three more runs in the third, putting the game out of reach early. The Bronchos also scored three more runs in the sixth, sealing the win.

SOFTBALL from page 14 runs and zero hits. Akin, senior from Yukon, and Blake both pitched in each game of the doubleheader. Midwestern State's Brittany Wilson pitched a full seveninning game and allowed zero runs while facing 28 batters. The win gives her an overall record of 25-8. In the second loss, it was more

In the second game of the doubleheader, the Bronchos gave up 12 hits but only four runs in the 10-4 win. The Bulldogs committed four errors that proved to be key in getting a big lead. "We were fortunate that they made some mistakes and helped us out," Simmons said. The Bronchos started the game with a seven-run, four-hit first inning to grab an early 7-2 lead. Freshman Miguel Moctezuma was first at-bat and was hit by a pitch which began the inning that saw the Bronchos send 12 hitters to home plate. Yost, Bacon and Brandon Blackburn combined to knock

of the same for the Bronchos. They managed only two runs on six hits but committed two costly errors and were unable to overcome the Mustangs' big three-run fourth inning. Blake and Jordan each pitched three innings, and Blake was; given the loss. The Mustangs' Kristen Stonecipher connected with a Blake pitch and hit a double into left center, beginning the offensive burst. The Bronchos rthen committed an error and

in the RBIs. Blackburn, junior from Seminole, hit a homerun over centerfield that scored three RBIs. Brady Smith, junior from Leedey, Okla., earned his first win of the season while pitching one and two-third innings, giving up zero runs on three hits. The Bronchos have five games remaining in their regular season schedule with a doubleheader against Northeastern State April 26 and a big threegame series with Cameron April 29-30 in Lawton. Teddy Burch can be reached at .

allowed one run to score on a passed ball. The runs gave the Mustangs a 3-1 lead, which proved to be too much for the Bronchos to overcome. "We'll just have to regroup next week and get ready for the conference tournament because I think we've got as good a chance to win that as anybody," Honea said. Teddy Burch can be reached at .



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Senior Jonas Askeland lunges for the ball April 14 at the Broncho Tennis Festival in Edmond. The Bronchos fell to Abilene Christian in the semifinals of the Lone Star Conference Championship April 21 in Wichita Falls, Texas.

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Senior third baseman Brandon Bacon hits a two-run homerun in the first game of a doubleheader April 22 at Broncho Field. The Bronchos won both games, 13-6 and 10-4.

UCO triumphs in two of three by Teddy Burch Sports Writer

The UCO baseball team improved to 33-16 overall and 15-5 in Lone Star Conference play by winning two out of

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The UCO men's tennis team fell 5-2 to defending champion Abilene Christian April 21 in the semifinals of the Lone Star Conference Championship in Wichita Falls, Texas. The Bronchos, seeded fourth, found themselves down 0-3 after losing all three doubles matches April 20. Senior Jonas Askeland and sophomore Tomas Hladil had a close match against Casper Steenkamp and George Carstens, losing 6-8. After doubles had been completed, rain delayed the dual until the next morning, giving UCO time to regroup. "Our spirits were down after losing in doubles," freshman Justin DeBruin said. "It was good to have a night to think about it, and we tried to get a positive atmosphere going for the next day." The team faced an uphill battle going into singles April 21. "The guys had a lot of energy and a positive attitude going into singles, believing they could win all of them," said Younes Limam, graduate assistant for the team. "However, it's always hard to come back from such a large deficit, being down 3-0 in doubles." Askeland and DeBruin picked up straight-set wins against ACU. However, junior Javier Easton fell 2-6, 3-6 and senior Christian Haugen went down in three sets, 6-7, 6-3, 0-6, to give the Wildcats the spot in the finals. "We dug ourselves a big hole in doubles and just couldn't come back from it," head coach

Francis Baxter said. "We played pretty well in singles and won a couple of tough matches, but it just wasn't enough." In their previous meeting April 8 in Abilene,

See TENNIS, page 13

Men's Tennis Scores, April 20-21 Abilene Christian 5, UCO 2 Doubles 1. Steenkamp/Carstens, ACU, def. Askeland/Hladil, 8-6 2. Beedy/Nunez, ACU, def. Davis/Easton, 8-1 3. Puglia/Ray, ACU, def. Johnson/Haugen, 8-5 Singles 1. Hladil, UCO, vs. Steenkamp, DNF 2. Askeland, UCO, def. Ray, 6-1, 6-1 3. Nunez, ACU, def. Easton, 6-2, 6-3 4. Davis, UCO, vs. Carstens, DNF 5. Hudson, ACU, def. Haugen, 7-6, 3-6, 6-0 6. DeBruin, UCO, def. Puglia, 6-3, 6-4

Men's Tennis Scores, April 20 UCO 5, East Central 0 Doubles 1. Askeland/Hladil, UCO, def. Tran/Rios, 8-6 2. Davis/Easton, UCO, def. Kriel/Lopez, 9-7 3. DeBruin/Haugen, UCO, def. Vinsant/Folsom, 8-4 Singles 1. Hladil, UCO, vs Tran, DNF 2. Askeland, UCO, vs. Kriel, DNF 3. Easton, UCO, vs. Rios, DNF 4. Davis, UCO, vs. Lopez, DNF 5. Haugen, UCO, def. Folsom, 6-3, 6-0 6. DeBruin, UCO, def. Sedlak, 6-1, 6-2

Mustangs edge out Bronchos in battle of wild horses by Teddy Burch Sports Writer

The UCO softball team fell to 24-13 and 17-7 in Lone Star Conference play after losing both games of a doubleheader April 22 to Midwestern State. With the losses, the Bronchos fell to third place in the LSC North Division standings, one full game behind MSU and Southeastern Oklahoma. The doubleheader concluded the regular season schedule with

the LSC conference tournament April 27 in Irving, Texas. "We just made too many mistakes in both games and weren't able to overcome it," head coach Genny Honea said. In the first loss, the Bronchos could not get any offense started. They managed just five hits, zero runs and committed four errors in the 2-0 loss. The Mustangs were able to get two runs in the bottom of the first inning, and that proved to be enough to win the game.

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Alli Blake pitched the first four innings and faced 18 batters surrendering only the two runs with two hits. Blake, sophomore from Oklahoma City, was given the loss and fell to 12-9 overall for the season. Stacy Walden and Alley Roberts each recorded two hits, and Meagan Campbell was credited with one. Jordan Akin pitched the final two innings and allowed zero

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