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August 30, 2007


The Joint Session of the 10th UCO Student Association convened on Aug. 27 in the Nigh University Center's Heritage Hall. This session's speakers included UCO President Roger Webb, Oklahoma State Rep. Joe Dorman, Executive Vice President Steve Kreidler and Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Kathryn Gage. The meeting started with recognition of the three different branches of UCOSA: the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Supreme Court. Other guests were too recognized. UCO Student Body President Jason Hines opened with remarks about his passion for student government and discussed his goals for his time in office. He stated that he would like to see UCOSA strive to engage in more civic service, specifically in the Edmond area, emphasizing more cooperation between the City of Edmond and UCO. "UCO's doing great things, Edmond's doing great things. We put our minds together; we can accomplish even greater things," Hines said. Hines emphasized his desire to see the UCO Library staying open 24

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UCO's student body president Jason Hines addresses the crowd at the first UCOSA meeting of the year with Oklahoma State Representative Joe Dorman, District 65, (third from right) as guest speaker, Aug. 27 in Nigh University Center.

hours a day and said he has that must be handled in praise for Jason Hines. right now, as the university is "My heart beats fast, "stepping already met with key offi- order to expand library out in giant strides." He reflected on how cials, including President hours are keeping students hearing Jason's passion and Webb and director of the and faculty secure during what he wants to accom- UCO used to lag behind the Library, Dr. Bonnie McNeely. the night hours and staffing plish for this university." University of Oklahoma in to work during those hours. Webb said that students Norman and Oklahoma State He stated that his dis- President Webb and faculty were especially University in Stillwater, but cussion with Dr. McNeely revealed that two aspects then opened with privileged to be a part of UCO is now reaching higher lev-

els of success than the latter. "It is our time. It is UCO's time, our time in the sun." Webb then commended the leaders ofUCOSA and praised them for taking a chance by becoming leaders and exposing themselves to criticism. "You take a chance, a risk, and stand up and take leadership to take this university to greater levels." He highlighted on how much of an impact UCOSA has had in recent years at the university. "So much of what happened over the past few years has happened because of an idea, a spark, that came from UCOSA." Webb concluded his remarks with a positive note about the upcoming year, "Energy and passion are what will make this year, 20072008, the best year ever. State Rep. Joe Dorman, Democrat of House District 65, is an alumnus of UCO and said his involvement in politics commenced with his involvement in the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature. Dorman urged students to take an active stance and lobby at the state capital for issues that affect college students, specifically citing a bill that may further increase col-

see Joint session, page 4

MTV/MySpace Full-time student, full-time tattoo artist launch debates by Lyndsay Gillum Copy Editor

MySpace and MTV recently announced their plans to launch the interactive candidate dialogues, which continue the new wave of presidential debates that began in July with the CNN/YouTube debates. Hosted on college campuses across the country, broadcast on MTV and streamed live on MySpace, the forums seek to promote "candid, unfiltered" discussions between young voters and the major Republican and Democratic candidates. "I'm trying to remain hopeful that the forums will empower [young people] to connect with presidential candidates in a much more meaningful way," said MTV President Christina Norman, in a statement. The standup presidential debates, with everyone in the same room and questions only from a few reporters, are now a thing of the past. Interactive dialogues are now the new wave of presidential debates, bringing political celebrities the kind of videochat-withaudiences that some popculture celebrities engage in. Anyone can submit questions during the one-hour dialogue via MySpace instant messaging, mobile devices and e-mail. Viewers will also have the chance to rate candidates' responses in real-time through a continuous live poll on both and . "These Presidential dia-

logues will bring individual candidates directly to the voters - one at a time," said Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and CEO of MySpace, in a statement. "We are lowering the barriers to entry, setting a high-water mark for direct engagement between presidential candidates and average Americans." The first dialogist will be former Sen. John Edwards on Thursday, Sept. 27. Several other candidates have also accepted, but no dates have been formally set. These include Republicans Sen. Sam Brownback; former Mayor Rudy Giuliani; Rep. Duncan Hunter; Sen. John McCain; Rep. Ron Paul; and former Gov. Mitt Romney. The Democrats include Sen. Hillary Clinton, Sen. Chris Dodd, Sen. Barack Obama, and Gov. Bill Richardson. Each candidate will appear on a college campus that is a member of the 750-college mtvU network, MTV's 24hour college channel. College journalists from the network's College Media. Network, consisting of online college newspapers in the United States, will also participate. For viewers to be a part of the physical audience, MySpace users will need to "friend" the official profile on that site, add it to their Top 8, and be one of the first in line for a campus location. users can submit a video online about how elec-

by Vista photographer Chris Albers

Joel Martin holds a book filled with images of his tattoo artistry.

by Hannah Jackson Staff Writer

"Mom, Dad, I got a tattoo." It's the classic example of retaliation. It could almost be considered a rite of passage for college students - a prerequisite for graduation. A permanent picture on your skin that symbolizes what you stood for, where you've been, or who you've loved. Joel Martin, 37, an industrial and occupational safety see MTV/MySpace, page 4 major, is offering UCO stu-

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dents the chance to get 15 percent off his/her next (or first) tattoo at his Oklahoma City shop Eternally Inked. Martin became interested in tattooing while he was a maintenance man at Rolling Greens Apartments. During December 2003, he was fixing the back of a refrigera tor and noticed that the fan freezer blower would make a great tattoo gun. He later made another do-it-yourself tattoo gun out of a Dremel (A Dremel, by the way, is

"Always remember that the future comes one day at a time." — Dean Acheson

a hand-held rotary tool). Martin's first three tattoos are on his own left arm. He also practiced on his 22-year-old son, Josh Day. He even tattooed his father, who was so impressed he made his own tattoo gun! Martin said that he'd never planned on becoming a professional tattoo artist until his stepfather, Mark Kennedy, asked if he'd ever thought about tattooing for a living. "He's never acknowledged that I'm good at any-


thing in my life," Martin said. After Kennedy recognized that he had a talent, Martin started looking into opening a shop. He had assumed, because of Kennedy's interest, that his stepfather was going to be financially invested in the endeavor. Unfortunately he had jumped to incorrect conclusions, but with the idea in his head, Martin couldn't turn

see Tattoo, page 4


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God's warriors? Seems to me that this terrible twosome were more interested in spouting off their own crazy interpretation of Christianity rather than preaching true gospel. I am not a religious person in any way, however I have read the bible. Any loony tune can show up and ramble out some scripture, but that doesn't make them holy or righteous. Their inflammatory comments about schooling being against god is proof enough for me that these two obviously aren't playing with a full deck. I mean come on, were it not for school and jobs how would one ever manage to pay their tithing or travel around the country to campuses for that matter.

-Shannon Sankey This letter is in response to the article, "God's Warriors come to UCO," which appeared in the Aug. 28 edition of The Vista.



Cartoon by Jared Aylor

Compiled and photographed by Chris Otten

"What do you think about the excessive media coverage on Michael Vick?" "The media coverage has been good, they covered both sides. It has brought awareness of animal cruelty to light and should be addressed in criminal cases." Zina Gelona Director of Galleries and Collections for the College of Art and Design

"Being a public figure, there is an expectation that your life in actions be played out in the media."

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"It has been negative and has made him sound cocky."

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"We treat celebrities like royalty, like they are better than us, and whenever they show their human side, we are let down."

EDITOR'S NOTE: SMOKING IS A GOD-GIVEN RIGHT First, Oklahoma restaurants became smoke free and now universities across the state are applying tobaccofree policies. Oklahoma State University in Tulsa is tobacco-free, OSU-Oklahoma City is addressing this issue, along with OSU-Okmulgee, and now OSU- Stillwater, effective July 1, 2008, will become the first tobaccofree university in the Big 12. I just don't understand the logic behind turning campuses into tobacco-free environments. In a way, these new policies are a violation of our rights. It is not against the law to smoke, and saying where and where we can't smoke, is a bit of a violation. Also, smoking that is going on around campuses shouldn't be seen as a nuisance, it's going on outdoors, plenty of ventilation. Who is the smoke really bothering? Or is it really bothering anyone? Maybe the truth behind this whole notion is that the general public wants smoking as a whole outlawed. And by passing laws outlawing smoking, smokers will suddenly stop. Don't see that happening any time in the near future. It should not be expected that smokers, like

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myself, are going to suddenly throw our packs of cigarettes away and stop smoking just to please those around us. Instead of completely outlawing smoking on college campuses, why can't a compromise be arranged and set-up smoking shelters in designated areas. OSU in Stillwater plans to construct smoking shelters in Residential Life areas. Still, that's not a good compromise. Most residence halls are a good distance from campus,




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so students who smoke and do not have the time between classes to take this detour are in a bind. So, guess what they're most likely to do? Probably just light a cigarette and go on their merry way. Yes, I will agree that smoking is an unhealthy habit, and leads. to health problems, but who has the right to tell me, along with fellow smokers, that we need to stop or that we have to stop? Those kinds of decisions should only be made by that one individual,

The Vista is published as a newspaper and public forum by UCO students, semi-weekly during the academic year except exam and holiday periods, and on Thursdays only during summer, at the University of Central Oklahoma, 100 N. University Dr., Edmond, OK 73034. Telephone: (405) 974-5549. The issue price is free for the first copy and $1 for each additional copy obtained. EDITORIALS Opinion columns, editorial cartoons, reviews and commentaries represent the views of the writer or artist and not necessarily the views of The Vista Editorial Board, the Department of Mass Communication, UCO or the Board of Regents of Oklahoma Colleges. The Vista is not an official medium of expression for the Regents or UCO.

and is not a decision that anyone else has the right to make. Remember, it is a habit and is not one that can be stopped so easily. And I can guarantee that no matter how many policies or laws are passed establishing tobacco-free establishments, smokers are going to continue smoking and those individuals who don't smoke will go right on complaining.

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. corn.

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a text message about any emergency situation or closing information that is being sent through this new system. "Central Alert is in place for your safety and for emergency information," Dr. Cynthia Rolfe, vice president for Information Technology, said. "Central Alert is an additional mechanism we can use to inform students, faculty and staff of emergency information." The plans for this expansion started about 18 months prior to the Virginia Tech shootings but could be used to provide information to outside sources as well in the case of a similar situa-



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on the website . He stated that officials have been working for about a year in a highly engaged process to envision the future of this university. "Every page on the website has a drop box. Tell us if there's anything you think shouldn't be there, or something that can be improved." Kreidler boasted about the achievements of the school within the last year, including beating out schools such as the University of Virginia, the University of Florida and Reed College, for being one of the most efficient schools in the country. "We only have Miss America at our school," Kreidler said, highlighting the selection of UCO sophomore Lauren Nelson as Miss America 2007. He stated that UCO is "aiming to be a top ten metropolitan university in the nation." Another goal the university

JOINT SESSION from page 1 lege tuition in the state. He also expressed concern about a lack of interest in what's going on around the world. "Only half of our country will vote in a presidential election. That's sad that only half of the American public care about voting and making a difference." "You have to pay attention to see what's going on in the world." He added that those who don't vote shouldn't cornplain about what's going on. "Some people stay home and don't vote, then choose to gripe over the policies that are made. But these people have no reason to gripe as they didn't take time or effort to go vote for their leaders." Steve Kreidler encouraged the body to give their input on the future of UCO

is to become "The Leadership School," similar to how the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is known for its engineering program. "One day, we should even be playing Division I athletics," Kreidler said. Dr. Kathryn Gage expressed confidence in the current leaders of UCO and UCOSA. Citing a reference to a John Maxwell quote on an organization's success from President Webb's Lessons in Leadership class that morning, she said she felt like she was in good hands with President Webb and other leaders at the helm. Dr. Gage motivated students to communicate their opinions, "Let your voice be heard. I don't think there's an issue too small to be heard."

Nelson. Solomon can be reached at nsolomon@thevistaonline.

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Joel Martin refuses to let being a full-time student, having a part-time job, or his eccentric hair style get in the way of his business and craft. He is a tattoo artisen.


TATTOO from page 1 back. When tattooing became legal in Oklahoma, he sold his Halley-Davidson motorcycle to cover the cost of equipment and the first two months rent at his first shop on SE 15th St. "We made it by the grace of god and the skin of our teeth," Martin said. Martin and his sons, Day and younger brother Tyler "Coolwhip" Rohan, 21, moved the tattoo shop to 36th and N. May in February of this year. Gavi Bernay, one of the shop's artists, earned his position with the team by pleasing Martin when he tattooed part ofthe shop owner's left sleeve.

- live it up," Martin said. Eternally Inked opens at noon weekdays and 10 a.m. on the weekends. "We stay open as long as there are people here, usually between 10 and midnight. Sometimes as late as one or two," Day said. Eternally Inked offers all military and students a 10 ipercent discount. UCO students receive a 15 percent discount with a student ID. Martin also offers halfprice sorority and frater,Joel Marti, nity Greek symbol tattoos. So at least you can tell your parents you got a good deal. Call 604-2679 or 426on the road to conventions. "I figure, what a life fqr two 0703 for more details. young boys to live - traveling all over America, maybe the Hannah Jackson can be reached world if they get good enough at . Martin will graduate in December and said that he is going to take the first job he can get and let the boys run the shop. He would ideally like for the boys to go

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'Balls of Fury, not so furious by Justin Langston Staff Writer "Balls of Fury" is the worst, most disappointing movie I believe I've ever had the misfortune of reviewing. The movie is. not only mined by it's own advertisement, it fails to live up to the zaniness of the trailers. "Balls of Fury" follows the exploits of Randy Daytona (Dan Folger), a table tennis prodigy, who at 12, competed in the 1988 Olympics. During the games, Daytona loses embarrassingly in the semi-finals and the crime lord Feng murders his father, who bet on the game. Nineteen years later, Daytona is broken down; no longer competing in pingpong, he is recruited by FBI Agent Rodriguez (George Lopez) to bring down Feng's criminal empire. After training with a blind master (Masi Oka), Daytona is invited to Feng's sudden death ping-pong tournament. This movie is awful. The plot is absolutely retarded. Since the movie isn't funny, like, at all, the plot's "zaniness" falls flat on its face. Things simply happen. Halfway through the movie, Daytona is performing terribly in his training when he's forced to play against

the Dragon, an undefeated ping-pang player. Daytona has no problems winning this game, without the movie showing him improved. He doesn't even get a montage. Daytona's a Def Leopard fan; • that should scream montage.

The movie tries at a couple of plot twists, but it manages to fail to surprise with every single one. Feng's true identity is hidden throughout the first half of the movie. Anyone who's seen the trailers will instantly know that

Feng is played by Christopher Walken (whoops, spoilers) as soon as the movie starts. Heck, anyone who looks at the movie poster (most likely next to this article) has already had half the movie ruined for him or her. The movie's not funny, either. Almost all of the jokes just fall flat and there's not much to laugh at. The only remotely redeeming factors in this movie are Lopez and Walken, both of whom seem to think they're in the dumbest movie of their lives. The trailer makes the movie out to be some kind of zany anime or kung fu movie parody where all of the players have magic super powers. Sony, none of that is actually in the movie. It's just real ping-pong. It's sped up a bit, sure, but no magic super shots or setting the ball on fire. Heck, no one even has super strength. That means no driving a ping-pong ball through another's paddle. Lame. Lameness is the definition of this movie. Lame and derivative. Don't watch this movie. It's so bad; it might make young children cry.

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DVD releases for your viewing pleasure by AP Writer "Blades of Glory" Will Ferrell and Jon Heder are a pair of peacocks on ice in this comedy that turns figure skating into an. extreme competitive sport. The two star as rivals banned for life from the men's competition after a brawl on the ice, but who team up and return to the sport when they discover a loophole that allows them to compete as the world's first men's pairs team. Along with a making-of featurette, the DVD has a segment on the movie's wild costumes, husband-and-wife co-stars Will Arnett and Amy Poehler, and skating star Scott Hamilton, who is among the real-life skaters appearing in the film. Other extras include deleted scenes, alternate takes and a music video. DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray and HD DVD, $39.99 each. (Paramount) Ferrell fans also can check out a new DVD version of 1998's "A Night at the Roxbury," in which he co-stars with Chris Kattan for a bigscreen take on the club-hopping sibling dorks they created on "Saturday Night Live." "Year of the Dog" Molly Shannon is both hilarious and heartbreaking as a perky secretary whose people skills are lacking, her only real emotional connection coming from her obsessive relationship with her pet dog. When the pooch dies, Shannon is hurled into a world of grief, denial, anger and longing as she tries to sort out which species is most deserving of her attention the two-legged or four-legged variety. Shannon gets great

support from co-stars Laura Dern, John C. Reilly, Peter Sarsgaard and Regina King in the film, written' andrtlitafad by Mike White, the screeriwriter of Jennifer Aniston's "The Good Girl" and Jack Black's "School of Rock." White and Shannon team for commentary, and the DVD has deleted scenes and four featurettes. DVD, $29.99. (Paramount) For more on the canine front, there's "The Dog Problem," starring Giovanni Ribisi as a novelist whose new pet becomes an object of obsession for everyone around him. Writer-director Scott Caan co-stars along with Mena Suvari and Lynn Collins. TV on DVD: "Heroes: Season 1" - A genetics professor discovers that a group of ordinary people around the world are developing super powers in the hit series, whose first 23 episodes come in seven-disc DVD or HD DVD sets. Extras include an extended cut of the pilot episode, deleted and extended scenes and segments on the show's special effects, stunts and music. DVD set, $59.98; HD DVD $99.98. (Universal) "Friday Night Lights: The First Season" - The smallscreen spinoff of the sports flick centers on a town devoted to its high school football team. The first 22 episodes come in a five-disc set, accompanied by deleted scenes and a making-of featurette. DVD set, $29.98. (Universal) "Masters ofHorron Season 1" - Big-screen fear-mongers such as John Carpenter, John Landis, Tobe Hooper and Dario Argento direct episodes of this horror anthology series, whose first 13 episodes come in a 14-disc set packaged to

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UCO dominates playwriting festival by Steven Reckinger Co Editor -

UCO gained some worthy recognition with this year's Carpenter Square Theatre's playwriting contest. Four out of six winning entries turned out to be associated with UCO students and alumni. Best in Ten is a ten-minute annual play festival that allows aspiring playwrights experience their work on stage. Cari Vandiver, a graduate with a BA in Criminal Justice from UCO, had her piece, "Dinner With Maggie," begin the evening. Richard Witt, a creative studies major at UCO, followed with his play, "Solider of Jared." This was his first submission in any creative medium, according to his bio. Before the 20-minute intermission, "The Client's Best Interest" was performed, /ritten by Rick Allen Lippert, an instructor at Oklahoma City Community College and University of Oklahoma. James Dickson's "The Danger of Specialist Periodicals" resumed the festival after the break and Matthew Charnay's "Lucky Day" ensued. Both playwrights are theatre art students at UCO. The evening finished with "Room 518," written by Helen Hoepfner, a graduate student at OU. "Writers love to have their voices recognized, and you can't imagine how encouraging this is to young writers, getting to hear their work and having an audience react to it," Linda McDonald, UCO instructor, said.

Two honorable mentions were listed for the contest, but their works were not read. They included "It's On Me," by Mykle Bull who submitted the play as a final project in McDonald's playwriting class. The other mentions were "Secondhand Smokefree" and "The Plagiarism" by James Dolph. McDonald said Charnay, Witt, Dickson and Bull attended her playwriting class last fall and Vandiver has submitted a project from McDonald's Fundamentals of Creative Writing II class to a new Oklahoma magazine for publication. The plays were performed on July 21 and lasted for two and a half hours, including an intermission. They were in no particular order. This year brought in 36 submissions from around the Oklahoma City metro area. Vicky Zipf, box office manager of Carpenter Square, said it's the most they've received so far. She also stated the festival turned out to be a success as everyone who attended really enjoyed witnessing the plays produced. This year was the fourth annual contest for Carpenter Square. The Oklahoma City theatre specializes in contemporary shows and attempts to bring new writers to the forefront by offering them opportunities for public recognition. Best in Ten will continue next summer.

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The Oklahoman honors Jazz Lab

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UCO Jazz Lab was honored by The Oklahoman and Gazette as best venue for live music. by Andrew Knittle Editor

The Oklahoman and the Oklahoma Gazette, two of the city's most read publications, have both honored the UCO Jazz Lab in their annual reader's choice awards. Lee Rucker, director of the Jazz Lab, was pleased by the announcements. "We are thrilled that people appreciate what a special place this is and support us the way that they do," Rucker said. In the Oklahoman, the Jazz Lab was voted "Best Place for Jazz/Blues." The Gazette gave the Jazz Lab the title of "Best Place for Live Music."

The Jazz Lab, which has been open for the past five years, features live music every Thursday through Sunday and is the home of the university's Jazz Studies program. The Lab also has a recording studio on the premises. For more information, call the Jazz Lab at 3597989 or visit their Web site at www. uc oj azz I ab. com .

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Bush visits New Orleans on Katrina's anniversary by AP Writer On the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, anger over the stalled rebuilding was palpable Wednesday throughout the city where the mourning for the dead and feeling of loss doesn't seem to subside. Hurricane Katrina made landfall south of New Orleans at 6:10 a.m. Aug. 29, 2005, as a strong Category 3 hurricane that flooded 80 percent of the city and killed more than 1,600 people in Louisiana and Mississippi. It was the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States. New Orleans churches staged memorial services, including one at the historic St. Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square, and ring bells in honor of the victims. People throughout the city will hold their own private ceremonies to remember where they were when Katrina hit, and what they lost. "We ring the bells today for the 17, 1,800 people who have gone on to a better place," Mayor Ray Nagin said after large bell tolled a dozen times and a crowd wordlessly sounded handheld bells for more than a minute. "We ring the bells for a city that is in recovery, that is struggling, that is performing miracles on a daily basis." President Bush visited a recovering school in the Lower 9th Ward a predominantly black, low income area that was all but obliterated when Katrina flooded 80 percent of the city. "Better days are ahead," he said, seeking to assure residents that his administration had not forgotten the region and would make good on the promises of aid he made in the days after the storm. "We're still pay-

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Marine One taxis fop takeoff past Air Force One, right, which brought President Bush to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner, La, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007.

ing attention. We understand," the president said. Protesters planned to march from the obliterated Lower 9th Ward to Congo Square, where slaves were once allowed to celebrate their culture. Accompanied


by brass bands, they will again try to spread their message that the government has failed to help people return. "People are angry and they want to send a message to politicians that they want them to do more and do it faster," said

the Rev. Marshall Truehill, a Baptist pastor and community activist. "Nobody's going to be partying." "It's an emotional time.

"We ring the bells for a city that is in recovery, that is struggling, that is performing miracles on a daily basis." Mayor Ray Nagin

You relive what happened and you remember how scattered everyone is now. There are relationships now that are completely over," said Robert Smallwood, a local writer. "The city has been dying this slow death. In New Orleans, you can't escape it. It's bad news every day." In Mississippi, Gov. Haley Barbour saw progress. He said Wednesday in Gulfport that about 13,000 of his state's

families are still living in FEMA trailers, down from a peak of 48,000, and he expects they could all be out of the temporary housing in a year. "We made a huge amount of progress. The character of Mississippi was revealed and it was very positive," Barbour told NBC's "Today" show. "Everyone who gives it any thought, and I can't imagine who hasn't, has to reflect on his or her own • personal experience during that time, and also look at how far we've come," said Larry Lorenz, a journalism professor at Loyola University in New Orleans. A candlelight vigil was scheduled in Jackson Square at dusk, right around the time the French Quarter may start getting tipsy with street parties and anniversary revelers, as happened last year. The anniversary is an opportunity for the city to recapture media attention to tell the nation what's happened to New Orleans since Katrina. Reporters, television

crews andphotographers have, once again, flocked to the city. Bush and first lady Laura Bush arrived Tuesday night and dined with Leah Chase, the Queen of Creole cooking, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and musician Irvin Mayfield. Several presidential contenders, including Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, have visited in recent days. While politicians have used the anniversary to pitch policy, think tanks, scholars and activists have released a steady stream of reports on the state of recovery. Meanwhile, an international people's tribunal has been convened to take testimony from victims. The tribunal is being spearheaded by legal activists trying to build a case under international law accusing the United States of human rights abuses during and after Katrina.



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Senator Craig pleads 'not gay,' denies incident took place

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Under fire from leaders of his own party, Idaho Sen. Larry Craig on Tuesday said the only thing he had done wrong was to plead guilty after a complaint of lewd conduct in a men's room. He declared, "I am not gay. I never have been gay." "I did nothing wrong at the Minneapolis airport," he said at a news conference with his wife, Suzanne, at his side. Craig's defiant news conference came as Senate Republican leaders in Washington called for an ethics committee review into his involvement in a police sting operation this summer in the airport men's room. "In the meantime, the leadership is examining other aspects of the case to see if additional action is required," Sen. Mitch McConnell and other top GOP lawmakers said in a written statement. Earlier, the private group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics filed a complaint with the ethics committee seeking an investigation into whether Craig violated Senate rules by engaging in disorderly conduct. Craig entered his plea several weeks after an undercover police officer in the Minneapolis arrested him and issued a complaint that said the three-term senator had engaged in actions "often used by persons communicating a desire to engage in sexual conduct." The airport incident occurred June 11. Craig signed his plea papers on Aug. 1, and word of the events surfaced Monday. The senator issued a statement Monday night that said, "In hindsight, I should have pled not guilty." He repeated that assertion at the Idaho news conference. "In June, I overreacted and made a poor decision,"

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he said. "I chose to ple dnen substantiated. Craig guilty to a lesser charge in 5 has denied the assertions, hopes of making it go away," he calls ridiculous. Craig was at times dep.- , r, The scandal had already ant, at others apologetic. taken a political toll. On "Please let me apologize Monday, Craig resigned to my family, friends and staff from a prominent role with and fellow Idahoans for the Republican Mitt Romney's cloud placed over Idaho," he presidential campaign. He said. "I did nothing wrong had been one of Romney's at the Minneapolis airport. top Senate supporters, servI did nothing wrong, and I ing as a liaison for the regret the decision to plead campaign since February. guilty and the sadness that Asked about Craig, decision has brought on my Romney said, "He's disapwife, on my family, friends, pointed theAmerican people." staff and fellow klahoans." "Yeah, I think it reminds The conservative three- us of Mark Foley and Bill term senator, who has rep- Clinton. I think it reminds us resented Idaho in Congress of the fact that people who for more than a quarter- are elected to public office century, is up for re-elec- continue to disappoint, and tion next year. He said he they somehow think that if would announce next month they vote the right way on whether he would run again. issues of significance or they Craig, who has voted can speak a good game, that against gay marriage, finds his we'll just forgive and forget," political future in doubt in the Romney said on CNBC's wake of the charges, which "Kudlow &amp; Company." have drawn national attention. Foley is a former Craig, 62, has faced Republican lawmaker who rumors about his sexuality resigned nearly a year ago since the 1980s, but allega- after being confronted with tions that he had engaged the computer messages he in gay sex have never sent to male teenage pages

who had worked on Capitol Hill. Clinton is the former president accused in congressional impeachment proceedings of lying about an affair with a White House intern. According to a Hennepin County, Minn., court docket, Craig pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge on Aug. 8, with the court dismissing a charge of gross misdemeanor interference to privacy. The court docket said Craig paid $575 in fines and fees and was put on unsupervised probation for a year. A sentence of 10 days in the county workhouse was stayed. According to the prosecutor's complaint, obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, airport police Sgt. Dave Karsnia, who was investigating allegations of sexual conduct in airport restrooms, went into a stall shortly after noon on June 11 and closed the door. Minutes later, the officer saw Craig gazing into his stall through the crack between the stall door and the frame. After a man in the adjacent stall left, Craig entered

it and put his roller bag against the front of the stall door, "which Sgt. Karsnia's experience has indicated is used to attempt to conceal sexual conduct by blocking the view from the front of the stall," said the complaint, which was dated June 25. The complaint said Craig then tapped his right foot several times and moved it closer to Karsnia's stall and then moved it to where it touched Karsnia's foot. Karsnia recognized that "as a signal often used by persons communicating a desire to engage in sexual conduct," the complaint said. Craig then passed his left hand under the stall divider into Karsnia's stall with his palms up and guided it along the divider toward the front of the stall three times, the complaint said. The officer then showed his police identification under the divider and pointed toward the exit "at which time the defendant exclaimed 'No!'" the complaint said. The Aug. 8 police report says that Craig had handed the arresting officer a busi-

ness card that identified him as a member of the Senate. "What do you think about that?" Craig is alleged to have said, according to the report. Craig joins other GOP senators facing ethical and legal troubles. Sen. Ted Stevens, RAlaska, is under scrutiny for his relationship with a contractor who helped oversee a renovation project that more than doubled the size of the senator's home. Sen. David \Titter, R-La., acknowledged that his phone number appeared in records of a Washington-area business that prosecutors have said was a front for prostitution. Craig, a rancher and a member of the National Rifle Association, lives in Eagle, Idaho, near the capital of Boise. He was a member of the House for 10 years before winning election to the Senate in 1990. He was re-elected in 1996 and 2002. Last fall, Craig called allegations from a gayrights activist that he's had homosexual relationships "completely ridiculous."

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beefing up on "ye ole" willpower. If you don't want to stop, then you won't. Below are some of the most common bad habits that people have: • Cursing — Many say that people who curse have a limited vocabulary, but truthfully it has become the "in" thing to do. If you want to stop, try substituting other words that sound similar such as "darn", "shoot" or any other similar words. • Gossiping — Nobody likes hearing their dirty' laundry exposed to all the world. Try and find something else to occupy your mind. I suggest taking up a hobby to take the place of butting into other people's business. • Chewing with your mouth open — This might just be a sign of bad manners, so train yourself to stop. However, some people have sinus problems that make it hard to breathe and they need to eat with their mouth open, so try taking some sort of nasal decongestant. • Spitting — This is just gross, there is no need to spit, it is only saliva, swallow it. Spitting can spread germs, so just don't do it. • Biting your nails — There are several methods on the market to discourage nail biting, such as coating

your nails with foul tasting nail polish or wearing gloves. Caffeine addic• tion — In today's high paced world, it seems you need your daily dose of caffeine just to keep up. If you wish to stop, try to wean yourself off caffeine by drinking less each day and getting a good night's sleep; you'll feel alert and refreshed without the need for a trip to Starbucks. • Interrupting—Having good listening skills is something that is vital in the business world as well as in daily life. When talking with someone, let them finish what they have to say before jumping in. Remember, communication is a two-way process. • Bragging — Trying to impress others with your skills or deeds can become tiresome, especially if you do it constantly. Remember, the only person you really have to impress is yourself. Again, only you can decide if you really want to stop a bad habit, nothing I say can change your life unless you are willing to take the first step of committing yourself to it. But if you do decide you want to fix any bad habits, at least you have a place to start.

It's a day off from school. That I know. It's a day that traditionally marks the end of summer. It's a day often confused with Memorial Day. However, somewhere along the line I lost the meaning and history of Labor Day. In the book "Labor Day" by Geoffrey Scott it says that the holiday is relatively new. The first Labor Day was held Monday, Sept. 5, 1882. At that time, many citizens earned a living by working in factories or with other skilledcrafts such as bricklaying or printing. Work hours often stretched into 12 and 14-hour days. Many people worked six or seven days a week. Conditions were not always

ers all over the city to a parade and picnic on Sept. 5. When the day came, though, only a small group of people showed up to march in the parade. The determined few continued their festival, however, dodging the oncoming traffic and walking throughout the city. Somewhere along the parade route, the few in the parade heard music. They were surprised to see 200 jewelry workers ready to join them. The jewelry workers had even gathered their own brass band. As the march continued, more and more workers joined. By the time the picnic came, there were over 50,000 people. The popularity of the festival continued to grow. By 1889, 400 cities had adopted their own labor days. Oregon was the first state to pass a law making Labor Day an official holiday. By the 1930s, every state participated in Labor Day celebrations. So this Monday, don't feel bad for taking a day off from work and simply relaxing. That's what the holiday was made for.

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jock Strap by Jeff Massie A lot of people are forget- Bobby Petrino. Both are new ting to look on the bright to their jobs and are in harder side of things in the Michael positions than a deaf guy tryVick case. I, know how ing to buy surround sound. things work; I've seen "The Goodell has been tough, Longest Yard." Somewhere cracking down swiftly on all out there in Virginia some those guilty of tarnishing the warden is going to get him- league's image. Suspending self quite a quarterback for Pacman Jones for a year and the prison football team. I forcing Tank Johnson to sit bet they'll run a lot of wish- out games seemed to be a step bone (that's a dog joke). in the right direction. After The guards better look the Vick scandal though, it out as Vick is transformed seems the league's reputation from a mediocre non-deserv- has taken quite a blow that ing All-Pro quarterback to could follow it for years. It an incredible deserving felon now seems that nothing can quarterback. If only the cast be done to shake the stereoof the movie could be reas- type of a degenerate league. sembled for this real-life What is this, the NBA? sequel. Michael Irvin is probAt least the commissioner ably about due for another had an idea of what he was drug charge. Now we just getting into. Coach Petrino's have to get Nellie to get in hopes have dropped faster there for some more awe- than a midget at a streetball somely overdone slow motion tournament. Imagine going scenes of him juking the Boz. from a borderline collegiate Absent from the cast of powerhouse like Louisville characters is Ray Lewis, with realistic hopes of cornwho's practically killing peting for a national title to guys to get in. I'm sure Bill this mess. All the Falcons Romanowski would be will- were was Vick. He was as ing to crush another guy's electric as unpredictable, skull again to get in on this but all the franchise's hopes action. If Lance Briggs rested on his shoulders. The hadn't abandoned his demol- chances of winning in Atlanta ished Lamborghini, he'd now seem next to impossible. probably join in the fun also. Petrino will almost surely be The team could scrimmage sent back to the ranks of colthe Bengals, which is practi- lege football disgraced, but cally a prison team in itself. that seemed to work out all What I'm trying to say right for Pete Carroll. Let here is that the NFL has a this go to show that the little bit of an image prob- grass is not always greener lem. Not exactly a shock- on the other side, I'm sure er, but it's true. The two Petrino wishes he was still unluckiest people in all of slugging it out in Louisville. professional sports have to be Commissioner Roger Goodell Jeff Massie can be reached at and new Falcons head coach

AP photo by Tony Dejak

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions about Michael Vick during a visit to the Cleveland Browns training camp on Aug. 16 in Berea, Ohio. Goodell Barred Vick from taking part in training camp while the league investigates.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot to Roberta Vinci of Italy at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York on Aug. 28

Sharapova sparkles at U.S. Open AP - Maria Sharapova was positively giddy. About her sparkling red dress. Her bejeweled handbag. Her picture in the hallway leading to center court. About everything at the U.S. Open, really. Then someone asked whether, by chance, she ever felt badly for an opponent she was pounding. Sharapova's eyes narrowed. Her smile disappeared, she shook her head. "No," she said, flatly. Decked out for success in an outfit adorned with 600 crystals, Sharapova was all business Tuesday night. Staring the whole way, she humbled Roberta Vinci 6-0, 6-1. "It's difficult to play against her," the 51st-ranked Italian said. "Strong player. Nice girl. She has a nice dress." Ah, the red flared shift dress. Plus a cropped black jacket with sheer sleeves, pearl earrings from Tiffany &amp; Co. and a patent leather bag for her rackets. "Put on a nice outfit and some makeup," Sharapova said, "and you're the bomb." After the second-seeded Russian finished her demolition, Andy Roddick and Justin Gimelstob put on quite a show that capped the

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day's parade of champions. Bantering a bit during the match and much more after it ended, Roddick defeated his good friend 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-3. Then they took turns interviewing each other on the,; court, and Gimelstob saluted., the crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium after his final singles match at the U.S. Open. Asked by Roddick what he'll miss most, Gimelstob answered: "That feeling walking onto center court. You don't get that in the real world," he said. "We kind of live in fantasy world," he said. Later, during a joint interview session, Roddick acted surprised when the 475th-ranked Gimelstob said he planned to play three more tournaments this fall. "I thought I finished you," Roddick poked. For former champs Lleyton Hewitt, Martina Hingis, Svetlana Kuznetsova, the Open will go on. Along with Sharapova and Roddick, they all won in straight sets. Many more big names were set to play Wednesday, with top seeds Roger Federer and Justine Henin, Rafael Nadal and the Williams sisters on the schedule. For the most part, favor-

ites rolled in the first round. The biggest surprise Tuesday came when No. 9 Daniela Hantuchova, a past U.S. Open quarterfinalist, lost to 50th-ranked Julia Vakulenko of Ukraine 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. Well, there was another surprise. Known for outlandigirotitfits Bethanie Mattek ), lboked downright bizarre in a metallicgold Wonder Womaninspired costume that made rio effort to hide her black bra. Still, Mattek won. Sharapova figured to have an easy_ time against, the over;â&#x20AC;&#x17E;, matched Vinci, and it took only 50 minutes to complete the match. Vinci avoided the dreaded "double bagel" _ losses at love in both sets _ by finally winning when she was one game from elimination. Vinci jumped in the air, windmilled her arm and pumped her fist, and the crowd cheered along with her. "I win one game, I'm happy," Vinci said. "6-love, 6-love? No. 6-love, 6-1 ? OK." Sharapova won the Open last year, and hoped to create more memories. "I feel like I'm part of its history, for sure," she said. "Every corner 1 turn here, I get goose bumps." Her outfit definitely provided a little extra zip.

Included her dominance was a run of 13 straight points midway in the second set. "I was trying to get through my warmup as fast as I could so I could put the dress on, actually," she said. "Not a joke. Was pretty excited about putting it on." Despite twice doublefaulting on match point, Sharapova was sharp. Her biggest mishap? She missed on a sip of water during a changeover and spilled a spot on her custom-made outfit. Like Sharapova, Hingis has her picture at the tennis complex. Hingis recently took a walk around the new workout room and smiled when she saw the poster of her clutching the 1997 championship trophy. "I'm like, 'OK, I look really young.' Short haircut, all that. It's been 10 years," the 26-year-old Hingis said. "Sometimes it feels like yesterday, sometimes like a lifetime." Hingis beat Mathilde Johansson 6-0, 6-3, Kuznetsova defeated Klara Zakopalova 6-2, 6-3 and Hewitt downed Amer Delic 6-2, 6-4, 6-2.

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Bronchos dance past Dallas Baptist by Jeff Massie Sports Editor The Broncho soccer team persecuted Dallas Baptist University on Tuesday night, winning 7-3 at Wantland Stadium in front of a record crowd. A drive to break the existing Division II mark of 1,848 suc- ceeded as 2,004 k.,„, fans witnessed the dominance of the No.18 UCO team. Proceeds from the game went to support Meleia Myers in her fight against cancer. Myers is a Broncho soccer alumnus who coach Mike Cook credits in helping build the team. "[It was] very exciting, great atmosphere, but raising the money for Meleia Myers was something that was very important to us," Coach Cook said. "Overall, it was a great night for us. Getting the win was a big deal." The contest was never in question as the Bronchos went up early and scored often. Kristen Juroch got the game rolling as she scored

her second goal in as many games, a sliding kick from the left side that rolled beyond the keeper's reach and into the far side of the net. Just under seven minutes after the first goal, senior forward Carmen Davis scored her first goal of the season off of a cross from Moriah Chinnock that found its way through Patriot defenders. Despite 12 shots i n the first half, the Bronchos were up by only two at the break. UCO would go on to out shoot

Dallas Baptist 28-12. The Bronchos kept to the path and came out rolling in the second half. Davis scored her second goal 15-minutes after play resumed and Lacy Williams would put the home team up by four less than a minute later. Williams' goal was unassisted and the result of superb ball control as she gathered the ball with her

right foot and kicked it with her left around a defender and into the net. It was Williams' second goal of the season. The Patriots would score their first goal almost immediately after UCO went up by four in the 61st minute. Broncho athleticism prevailed soon after as Kasey Mahaffey got the ball on a breakaway made possible by a header. She carried the ball nearly 50 yards before easily putting it past the goalkeeper. Dallas Baptist would go on to score again before UCO added another pair of goals from Morgan Boiling and Jamie Tarver. Up 7-2, the Bronchos would surrender another goal; this one came from a corner kick. It was the second straight game the team had given up a trio of goals. Coach Cook said the team needs to work on its consistency and limit the defensive breakdowns. Over the duration of the match, UCO would outshoot the team from Dallas 28-12. Both Sarah Addison and Juroch attempted four shots and Chinnock had three of her own. Both Carly Fischer and

by Vista photographer Brenda O'Brian

Whitney Craft fights for the ball against Dallas Baptist at Wantland Stadium where a recordbreaking crowd of 2,004 was in attendance on Aug. 28. UCO defeated Dallas Baptist 7-3

came after the substitution. taking on the University of The soccer team will tray- Central Missouri on Sunday. el to Warrensburg, MO. this weekend for a pair of games against unranked teams. The Bronchos will battle Jeff Massie can be reached at Truman State Friday before

Rebekah Svensson split time in goal and each came away with two saves. The first goal of the game came when a Patriot shot soared over a diving Fischer, and the remaining two goals

Cross country team is set to start the season by Alex Gambill Sports Writer UCO's cross country team is hosting the first season opener Sept. 1 with the first ever UCO Land Run in Mitch Park at Covell and Santa Fe in Edmond. "I hope a lot of people come out. No one has had the opportunity to see us compete at home in four years," said cross coun-

Linda Vasquez

try head coach J.D. Martin. Martin said he thinks this home meet will be an opportunity for many UCO fans to come see the Bronchos compete, because of the local proximity. "We're starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, so the temperature doesn't get too high," Martin said. The coach said the 5K meet is slightly hilly, but not too tough. UCO's cross country quintet is led by senior Linda Vasquez and sophomore Evelyn Berko. Rookies Julia Crocker, Bailey Holden and Lisa Rainwater have been practicing hard to get to where they need to be for college cross country. "I think they [the rookies] will do just fine. They've been working out really well this fall and showing all indications that they'll be able to run these longer distances," Martin said. "Of

course, they ran two mile meets in high school and now they'll be running 5K, which is a little over three miles." Martin believes the rookies- can handle the racing distances physically, but the mental aspect of knowing how to pace themselves will be one of the top challenges.

"They've been working out really well."

-Coach Martin "They'll be able to run the longer distance. In practice on Sundays, they run eight miles. Most practice days, we'll add up to about five or six miles," Martin said. They have two practice sessions a day, first at 6 a.m., then another at 3 p.m. "Evelyn is especially looking really good. I think she'll have a better year and I think

Linda will do fine as well." "Well, I really think we have a chance to do better than we did last year. Just looking at the quality of these newcomers every bit equal to the ones we lost," Martin said. "It may take us a while to really gel and get into stride to get comfortable to run these distances." Southwestern, Southeastern, Oklahoma Christian and Southern Nazarene are fellow Oklahoma competitors. Texas A&M will take part in the meet as well. East Central was scheduled, but recently dropped out of the meet. Martin said Southwestern's Rachel Ingram is one of the best in the conference and will help set the pace for Berko and other top runners. Photo Services

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Evelyn Berko runs during the 2006 Hurricane Cross Country Festival in Tulsa on Sept. 2.

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