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Old North continues with renovations

Faculty pay raise topic of meeting by Heather Warlick

by No Lupov Staff Writer

Managing Editor ,

major exterior repairs were done, such as stone replacement, stone consolidation, waterproofing the basement, stabilizing the tower clock and window replacement. In 2001 and 2002, roof replacement, new trusses, column reinforcement and reinforcement of the north walls were completed. Stapleton said phase two includes interior renovations, replacing toilets, the electrical system, heating and air, and internal structural repairs. "The primary focus of the , structure is to put faculty offices back in," Stapleton said. "After that we have to create phase three that will continue with the renovation of Old North. At the earliest when Old North would get money from another bond fund, it would be 2013 or 2014." "We will probably not be able to renovate very much of the building for occupancy. This project of $4.5 million is just not enough money. Construction cost has boomed in the last couple of years," Stapleton said. "We do not have as much money as we wanted," said David Koehn, vice president for finance at UCO. "It is up to the state GOB to decide how much money and when," he said.

After nearly 113 years of existence and numerous renovating projects, UCO's oldest building, Old North, is still under construction. College of Education, the speech clinic and 75 faculty offices were located in Old North before the building was shut down in 2001. The building's renovation has been funded by a General Obligation Bond from the state of Oklahoma since 1996. The $6 million project funding Old North Exterior Restoration consists of two phases dividing them into $ 1.5 million and $ 4.5 million projects. "That was a priority project, to renovate the building," said David Stapleton, director of Architectural and Engineering Services at UCO. Occupied for the first time as an educational facility in January 2, 1893 and finished in 1894, the building is currently nothing more than a memory monument for past generations. In 1911, plans were made to demolish the Old North due to unsafe and unsanitary conditions. Fortunately, the Legislature appropriated $25,000 for a complete remodeling. "In 1999, Miles Associates Architects was hired as No Lupov can be reached at the consultant to do the ilupov@thevistaonline. corn. project," Stapleton said. He said during phase one,

The UCO Faculty Senate met Aug. 24 and faculty pay raises were a topic of contention. Several methods of granting pay raises were discussed. "If you look at data from AAUP, they did indicate that at UCO, full professors' pay are in the 20 to 40 percentile, compared nationwide to their peers," said Dr. Luis Montes, president of the Faculty Senate. Associate professors fall into a slightly better ranking, but still less than at peer institutions. Newer, lower ranked professors at UCO such as assistants and adjuncts are closer in pay to their peers than are higher-ranking ones. The most controversial of the methods being considered by Provost Radke and President Webb would introduce market scale pay. "Most peer universities utilize the market scale model at least somewhat," Montes said. According to the market scale model, professors in certain disciplines would be paid more than professors in others, depending on the pay they could be receiving, were they not professors, but professionals in their fields. Currently, full, associate and assistant professors are paid by a pay card method that is based on their academic ranking and years of experience. If the market scale pay raise model is implemented, some faculty members will receive substantial increases in their pay.


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Old North is under phase two of renovation, which includes replacing toilets, electrical systems, heating and air.

see Senate page 3

'The Committee to Impeach the President' collecting signatures by Andrew Knittle Staff Writer

President Bush, aside from being a Republican and suffering through a rough second term, shares another thing with the nation's 37th President, Richard Nixon.

Both men, because of their respective policies regarding the Vietnam War and the conflict in Iraq, made themselves targets of "The Committee to Impeach the President," a loosely organized group that travels the country in search of signatures and open minds. The committee, who urge

Americans to sign its petition to impeach President Bush, is in Norman, OK, until Sept. 2. Set up Aug. 26 at a private residence on the northwest corner of Flood and Symmes, the CIP's tour bus has the words "Bring Them Home Now" printed in large blue letters across the side to draw atten-

tion to the organization's cause. In the front yard of his home, located about a mile north of the University of Oklahoma campus, the CIP's spokesman, 67-year-old Jim Goodnow of Terlingua, Texas, has a tent set up where like-minded citizens can add their signatures to thousands he has collected thus far.

The reception in Norman, where an unidentified couple invited his group, has been warm and fruitful, Goodnow said. "We've been here for a few days now," Goodnow said, "and

Kansas, where it has once again received an invite from "fellow dissenters," Goodnow said. "We're going to Kansas next, and then who knows from there," he said. "But ultimately, we'll end up in Washington, D.C. And ultimately, we'll get Bush out."

I'd say that for every middle finger I've seen, there have been 20 peace signs flashed at me. Plus, we've gotten literally thousands of signatures here so far." Goodnow said he couldn't have imagined trying to "We've been here impeach another president after the original group fin- for a few days now ished their work in 1973. and I'd say that for "It's not exactly written anywhere, but the Committee to every middle finger Impeach the President did their I've seen, there part in getting Nixon out of office," Goodnow said. "What have been 20 piece we did in the 70's worked signs flashed at me. then, and it'll work now." Goodnow, a non-combat vet- Plus we've gotten eran of the military, said Bush literally thousands scares him more than Nixon of signatures here ever did and wants to see him out of office before his death. so far." "I have cancer," Goodnow said, "so I look at the world a little different than most people. Do I have much time Jim Goodnow left? I don't know. But what I do know is that I can't stand to see this guy [Bush] sending these young men over to Iraq to kill a bunch of unarmed Iraqis and getting killed themselves. I have to do some by Andrew Kniitle. thing about it, it's my job." Andrew Knittle can be reached at The CIP, which funds its The Committee to Impeach President Bush tour bus is in Norman until Sept 2. The organization is gathering signatures on a petition travel through donations, to impeach Bush. will head next to Lawerence,

"Super Saturdays of Dance" starts off with award-winning dance company See pg. 7

A Piece of UCO History: Bronchos open 1983 season No.1 See pg. 3

Bronchos soccer win on the road in Weatherford

See Sports pg. 12


OPINION August 31, 2006

THEVISTA Editorial


Teddy Burch, Editor in Chief Heather Warlick, Managing Editor

Alex Gambill, Photographer Travis Marak, Photographer Kazuo Ogaya, Photographer

Steven Reckinger Copy Editor


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Lisa Mack, Ad Director Tyler Evans, Ad Designer

Cartoons/Illustrations Zachary Burch



Danyel Siler

Matt Caban, Sports Editor Tiffany Bttdorf, Sports Writer

Adviser Mark Zimmerman

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STAFF EDITORIAL "Gas has fallen to only $2.55 a gallon" was the cheer heard recently from a local consumer of petrol. "Let's get it now, While- the price is so low." You know, there is a problem with that. 'Since when did $2.55 become a bargain? Okay so let's take a massive swing at the head of this dead horse that continues to be dismembered. First off, it is hard to feel all warm inside when just a few short weeks ago, the biggest corporation in the world released its second quarter profits. Yes, we are talking about Exxon. Now before all of you capitalistic guardians whose purpose is to snuff out all of us small creatures with a voice, stand up and bluntly defend your stance; let us affqm that Lee R. Raymond, CEO of Exxon Mobil, confirmed a 90-day profit of $10.7 billion. Let's take a closer look at the definition of 10.7 billion. Does anyone know what was going on in the United States of America 10.7 billion seconds ago? Anyone? Well if you guessed that The Boston Tea Party was unveiling, you would be right. The year was 1773, and the United States of America was still three years from being formed. Translate that into dollars and you have got an extremely industrious company. It sort of gives that number a hue to it that it didn't have before. Perhaps one should take a moment to

tally up the figures and assess how warm and fuzzy you feel while standing outside whatever make and model you drive while watching the digits, roll past like a nickelodeon. Let's continue on in the toil of our first amendment right and approach the age old argument that wails out from many unexpecting patriots. "Well, gas is six or seven dollars a gallon in Europe." Yes, that may be correct and many British Pounds line the pockets of many oilmen. However, ask yourself if you are okay with that comparison? Before you answer, tack this to the end. Under that same measurement, one would have to shell out $8.94 for the same number three McValue Meal ($9.37 Supersized) which 'as consumed for lunch or $11.85 for a pack of Marlboro Lights. Don't worry, that is what dollars convert to in Great Britain. We are equally as guilty as the next when it boils down to the fact that we all use the byproduct of over-priced oil and the skyrocketing prices have only increased the demand. Maybe we should consider making one less trip across town or even balance on a bicycle all the way to school/work and individually do a little bit more to consume a little less and we won't have to get all giddy when gas plummets to $2.55 a gallon.

Cartoon by Zachary Burch

Nothing is going right for Pluto these days Don't worry, Uranus is still a planet. The planet formerly known as Pluto has recently been demoted to "dwprf planet," by a bunch of bored scientists, an event that will change the course of humanity as we know it. Horoscopes will go berserk, pandas will become bears, and all textbooks will become obsolete. Wasn't this in the end times prophecy? Someone look it up in the Bible code, please. True, in the scheme of things Pluto's being regulated to dwarf

status isn't as big as terrorists blowing up planes, or Iran moving the world closer to World War III, or even Captain Highpants lying about killing Jon Benet Ramsey, but for us solar system buffs, this is huge news. Eight planets! It doesn't even sound right. What am I going to do with my grand science fair model of the solar system from the sixth grade? I can't just throw away one of the planets. For the love of all that is good

and right, bring back Pluto! I think this is the grand master plan of the textbook publishing industry, worldwide. Seriously. Why not be politically correct and just call Pluto a "little planet?" That way, astronomy professors could make the distinction in their lectures, rather than turn tons of text into tons of trash? Maybe the recyclers had something to do with it. Or, maybe the whole Pluto/

Tom Cruise/Mel Gibson trilogy has been a grander scheme, collaborated by the government and Scientologists to distract us from what is really going on in Iraq, North Korea and the rest of the planet that we so skillfully ignore? No doubt a South Park episode is on the way as I write. Don't worry, Uranus is still a planet.

You didn't camp out and get tickets?

CAMPUS QUOTES: Compiled and photographed by Alex Gambill

"How good do you think UCO football will be this year?" "I don't really know, I don't keep up with UCO football."

Brandi Hargrove Nursing freshman

"I think they'll do pretty good... they've been practicing hard."

"I think they'll do good, they give 110 percent."

"They'll do great because I have faith in them."

Brad States

Ayako Kawano

Carl Ussery

Psychology sophomore

Chemistry senior

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August 31, 2006


IA Piece of UCO History Story originally ran Sept. 8, 1983 No. 1 Central State University

Bronchos take opener 28-10 The No. 1 ranked Central State Bronchos started the season out on the right foot with an impressive 28-10 victory over the Northwestern Rangers Saturday night in Alva. Unlike the Bronchos of one year ago, CSU ran up 266 yards on the ground while Randy Page was only able to gain 97 through the air. The brightest star in the game for CSU was Texas A&I transfer Joe Hayes, Hayes, a senior, tailback rushed for 148 yards on 17 attempts. Page's numbers on the eveby Vista photographer Daniel Smith ning were seven completions in 25 attempts. The statistics Tight End Chris Edgmon races from a Northwestern defender after catching Randy Pages's second on Page are misleading because completion of the game in the first quarter. Edgmon picked up 16 yards on the catch, his only recep- there is no mention of the tion of the game. seven or eight balls that were dropped by would be receivers. The Bronchos drew first blood on their first possession of the evening. After the defense held the Rangers on their first possession, the Bronchos drove 61 yards with Page keeping on the option around the left end for an 11 yard touchdown with 9:48 left in the first quarter. The Rangers got on the When glass breaks, the the Zeros that tried to shoot deodorants contain the same board when Dwight Johnson cracks move faster than 3,000 them down. Both compa- chemicals found in antifreeze. hit a 45 yard field goal at the miles per hour. To photograph nies now build cars in a joint The United States produces the event, a camera must shoot plant called Diamond Star. enough plastic film annually to at a millionth of a second! The characters Bert and cover the entire state of Texas. The sentence "The quick Ernie on Sesame Street were The ballpoint pen was first brown fox jumps overa lazy dog." named after Bert the cop and uses every letter of the alphabet! Ernie the taxi driver in Frank introduced to the United States Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life." in October of 1945. It was introduced in New York's Gimbels from page 1 All of the clocks in Pulp . In 1980; a Las Vegas hospital Department Store, and the whole Fiction are stuck on 4:20. Montes said that given the suspended workers for betting stock of 10,000 pens was sold London police photographed on when patients would die. out the first day for $12.50 each. unexpected increase in UCO's budget this fiscal year and the the eyes of Jack the Ripper's victims because they thought his Lady Astor once told Horses can't vomit. possible passage of the State Question 726, the Oklahoma image might be recorded in them. Winston Churchill 'if you were Over 10,000 birds a year die Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, this my husband, I would poison The cost of mailing a let- your coffee'. His reply 'if you from smashing into windows! may be a good time to employ the controversial pay methter by the pony express was were my wife, I would drink it.' $5 for half an ounce. Over 2,500 left handed peo- od, three other pay increase Americans on aver- ple a year are killed from using Cat milk is 10% protein age use about 580 pounds of products made for right handed where cow milk is only 3%. paper per year per person. people.



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start of the second quarter. Six minutes later the Rangers struck again when Scott Carreathers plunged in from three yards out to give the Rangers a 10-7 lead. The Rangers looked to have the momentum going their way until CSU scored when Hayes ran five yards around the left end to give the Bronchos a 14-10 lead with just 48 seconds left until halftime. The second half was all CSU as the Bronchos defense held the Rangers to four first downs and allowed the to cross mid-field only once. The CSU running game looked better in the second half as the Bronchos averaged six yards per carry and Page had 54 yards through the air as well as a touchdown. Page's first touchdown pass of the season came with 4:52 to go in the third quarter as CSU gambled on 4th and 14. Page hit split end Daric Zeno for the score to virtually lock up the game for the Bronchos. The Bronchos put the game out of reach as safty Fred Henderson intercepted a Baxter pass at the CSU 45

yard line and ran it back 11 yards to the Northwestern 44 to set up CSU's final tally. On the third and three from the Northwestern 37 yard line, Hayes took an option pitch from Page around the left end and turned on the burners to beat everyone to the end zone and shut the door on the Rangers 28-10 with 11:46 left to go in the game. "I'm very pleased anytime we win or we're successful" said head coach Gary Howard. "In the first half we hurt ourselves both offensively and defensively with penalties. In the second half we played much more sound and eliminated those mistakes," he said. Defensively for the Bronchos, John Preston lead the team with five unassisted tackles and seven assists.

models are being considered. One is a uniform increase to the base salary in the pay card system. During his presentation at the faCulty senate meeting, Provost Radke did not specify the amount of the adjustment. Another model would implement a gradual pay increase based on academic rank and would grant the highest increase to full professors, with a lower increase given to associate and assistant professors and instructors. A final model was proposed

by a faculty member after the Faculty Senate meeting. It is a hybrid, combining the market scale model with a 2 percent raise. Whichever model is recommended by Radke and approved by Webb, the pay increases will be effective Oct. 1 and will not be retroactive to the beginning of the semester.

This was the last season opener that the Bronchos started the season ranked No. 1 in the country.

A very special thanks to the UCO archives.

Heather Warlick can be reached at

Disney's program 'Keys to Excellence' coming to UCO

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Bringing together business owners and their employees, community members and UCO faculty by Desiree Treeby Staff Writer UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL_ OKLAHOMA


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Teaching and bringing up leaders is what UCO students see daily everywhere on campus. Disney's program Keys to Excellence is coming to UCO Sept. 21, bringing together business owners and their employees, community members and UCO faculty and staff. "We decided to shoot for the stars and bring in Disney," said Karen Ocker, head of UCO's Advanced Leadership Committee. "We chose really big." The' program is a oneday seminar in the Nigh University Center, teaching 200 UCO employees and 300 Oklahoma citizens the business strategies that continue making Disney successful. Ocker said Disney's development areas closely match UCO's focus, and Disney had the quality the committee was looking for. Disney's four areas of development are: Leadership, Management,

Service and Loyalty. All the proceeds are underwriting the cost of continuing education programs and providing the UCO Foundations with annual scholarship awards. "Truly, °' it's one of those things that UCO cannot afford to send their employees to another state and here they have the opportunity," Ocker said. "If every person gains one grain of knowledge, think of how much better UCO will be exponentially." The 2005 — 2006 Advanced Leadership UCO class is required to plan a training seminar as a part of their graduation. Planning since October, ALUCO had to organize all the logistics and fundraising and work with Disney for the contract. "Disney is a project that we implemented to benefit the community as well as UCO," said Fran Petties, training manager of Leadership Central. "We really felt it would have a good impact... They [ALUCO] went the extra mile." Dr. JoAnn McGuffin, director of UCO's Health Center

attended a Disney Keys to Excellence program while working as the director of nursing in Virginia Beach. "It really enhanced my leadership style, of how I treat others, and how I look at cuss tomer service. First impressions are everything," she said. Dr. McGuffin believes in the importance that one bad experience at any business or institute can "tarnish" the representation the person has for that place. "It's definitely had a life-time impact," Dr. McGuffin said. She said it taught her how to communicate vision and understand the importance of goals. "It made me have an attitude of excellence for everything." ALUCO is comprised of any faculty and staff at a director level, or staff that completed Leadership UCO. The 2005 — 2006 class graduated eight faculty and staff members, with the Disney program as their final project. Desiree Treeby can be reached at

August 31, 2006


Martial arts club seeks new blood Budo means 'the way of the Warrior Dr. Wayne Stein by Steven Reckinger Copy Editor

The Budo Society, UCO's martial arts club, held their first Kendo workout Aug. 27 in the Health and Physical Education Building. Dr. Wayne Stein, English professor, instructor and club sponsor, said UCO has the only university Kendo club in Oklahoma. "The Budo Society practices Aikido, Kendo, Aia-jutsu and Bojutsu (staff fighting)," Stein said. "Budo means 'the way of the warrior". Started by a group of Taiwanese black-belts, the club has been going on for about nine years now. "The organization is multidiscipline. We do not mix the arts," Gary Steward, another faculty club sponsor, said. Along with Kendo and Kenjitsu, the club consists of Judo, Aikido, and Jyodo. Steward said Judo hasn't been a part of the club for a while. "The sponsors volunteer their time," Stein said. "Any funds given by Vista photographer Alex Gambill by UCO go right into the club to make events fun. The students are the club. They created the club, and the Michael Etzkora, left, biology education senior, and Nash Cheng, teaching English as a second language sophomore, practice Kendo to promote the Budo sponsors are just enjoying the ride." Society during Stampede Week Aug. 25, north of Broncho lake. Kendo, meaning "way of went into teaching basic techniques such as the where an opponent can strike. Kenjitsu students sword, a sword bag, and a Budo bag. the word," is the Japanese sport of fenc- proper stance and the correct way to hold the use a Bokken, wooden sword, similar to a katana. Both sports are incorporated in the semester fee, ing, using bamboo swords called shinai. sword. Stein said it takes weeks of practice just Currently, there are about seven mem- but there is an extra cost for the other martial arts The sport relies heavily on technique and is very to perform the proper movements efficiently. bers in the Kendo club, but it could accept likeAikido. "Aikido means 'the way of harmony," similar to Aikido. The sport is limited to four areas At the end of the workout, Stein had two no more than 25 participants over time. Stein said. "It is sort of like Judo from a distance." where an opponent can strike for a point: the top advanced Kendo practitioners compete with Anyone interested in joining can contact Dr. The club meets every Sunday from 2:30 of the head, the wrist, the stomach, and the throat. each other to demonstrate a sparring match. Stein. There is a $15 fee per semester for UCO to 5:30 p.m. for Kendo and Kenjitsu. Stein said Kendo is considered just as popuFollowed by the Kendo workout, Stein taught students to join, plus additional costs for equiplar in Japan as football is in the United States. the basics of Kenjitsu, which is the old martial art ment. For non-students, there is a $25 fee. Many Japanese junior and senior high schools that Kendo is derived from. Stein said Kenjitsu People interested in purchasing their Steve Reckinger cebe reach6thet.. Practice it as an everyday extra-curricular activity. is what the samurai trained with. Anything goes own equipment can find a set onlirie for The workout began with a quick warm-up, in Kenjitsu, meaning there are no restricted areas about $90. This includes the uniform, the stretching and loosening the muscles. Then, Stein -

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Janice Garrett and Dancers Delta Zeta getting new house coming to UCO Sept. 9 by Nathan Winfrey Senior Staff Writer

"This will be an extraordinary opportunity for inspiring dance artists, art patrons and the Oklahoma community to see this exquisite company," Jamie Jacobson by Steven Reckinger Copy Editor

Multi-award winning Janice Garrett and Dancers is the featured troupe at "Super Saturdays ofDance" on Sept. 9. "This will be an extraordinary opportunity for inspiring dance artists, art patrons and the Oklahoma community to see this exquisite company," said Jamie Jacobson, director of dance. "It's rare to get a contemporary dance company to come to Oklahoma and they were gracious to stop here at UCO." According to the dance company's website, Janice Garrett has been a choreographer and dance artist for over 25 years, teaching in the United States and Europe, before settling down in San Francisco. Janice Garrett uses experience

from everyday life to translate into rhythm and dynamics. Named the 'new powerhouse' of San Francisco dance, Janice Garrett and Dancers deliver "dancing from the heart backed by a humanist vision," said Rachel Howard of the San Francisco Chronicle. The dance company has been nominated for several awards, including the Isadora Dance Award, and was voted "Twenty Five to Watch" in 2004 by Dance Magazine. The Internet organization, Voice of Dance said this ensemble has delighted audiences of allkinds with a dynamic range of contemporary choreography. The university is featuring a master class, for ages 12 and up, by Garrett on Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Health and Physical Education Building. Tickets are $15 per

person and enrollment is limited. The class is designed to build up technical skills as well as support individual artistic expression. The informal dance performance is at 7:30 p.m. in Mitchell Hall Theater, followed by questions and answers. Tickets for the evening performance are $10 for adults and $8 for students. For anyone attending both the master class and performance, there will be a reduced price of $20. Anyone interested in obtaining more information or would like to reserve a spot can contact Jamie Jacobson at 974-5231 or email her at .

Construction is underway on a new house for the Delta Zeta sorority, and is expected to be finished in December. "It looks like it may be closer than that, hopefully,"saidNichole Knox, public relations senior. She said there will probably be a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an open house before the fall semester ends. Last semester, the sorority called a house on the corner of Campbell Street and University Drive home. That house is now occupied by the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. "The owner of the house the Pikes are in is a private citizen, so when Delta Zeta moved out...the Pikes were looking to move closer to campus," said Cole Stanley, interim Greek Life coordinator.

Knox said the sorority has had the land for a while, but regulations had to be met before construction could begin, such as having a certain number of trees and parking spaces. "Many things kept them from starting work," she said. While the sorority waits for its new house, the members are scattered around Edmond, many living in West Hall for one semester under a special agreement with the university. "Our Greek community is amazing," Knox said. "This is one step in making it better." "We projected that we would need that big of a house," she said. "We're growing so much every year, anyway. It only makes sense to have something like that." "I think it's a positive," Stanley said. "It will put them closer to Greek chapters... hopefully, it will strengthen

the overall Greek community." "This is important to us," Knox said. "This is just one step to all of us having amazing houses, and not be so competitive." UCO sororities keep their numbers at around 60 members, she said. "Sometimes it can go over that, depending on how many girls go through rush,"Knox said. Sorority and fraternity recruitment will run from Sept. 6-11. Registration is online at the Campus Life website, "We've been praying and working really hard to get this house and it's finally here," Knox said. "We're ready for it to be December. We're ready to move."

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GATE promotes equality among alternative lifestyles by Heather Warlick Managing Editor

The Gay Alliance for Tolerance and Equality conducted its first meeting of the semester Aug 29. Abouti ,25 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and faculty were present. "The group has a variety of purposes that cluster around this idea of creating a safe and welcoming community for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students at UCO," said Dr. David Macey, UCO English professor and GATE sponsor. "We have found we have students from every college, every major, from the graduate program, so we try to offer a wide range of programming to engage the widest range of GLBT students arid straight allies." GATE will celebrate National Coming Out Day with festivities on Oct. 11 including a candle vigil around Broncho Lake. GATE will sponsor several events this semester including an annual film festival Oct. 19-21 at Pegasus Theater. A reception will precede the film festival on the opening night and the time of the event is yet to be announced. "This is a series of first rate, original independent films, both dramas, comedies and documentaries by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender film makers," Macey said. "Every year the festival has a theme. Our theme this year is `Transgender Experience," although every year we show films from a variety of experiences and perspectives." GATE works closely with Young Gay Lesbian Alliance (YLGA), a community support group, and with Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN), a caregiving support team for people living with AIDS. The "Safe Zone" ally program was initiated in 2000 by GA I "Safe Zone is an alliance that we have organized of faculty and staff members and students across campus, both GLBT and straight, who put little insignias outside their doors, just saying that 'I am a resource person. I am someone that if you have questions or concerns about your experience as a gay, lesbian, bi or trans person on this campus, I'm open to talk to you about that and provide a safe and supportive environment," Macey said. by Vista photographer Alex Gambill About 60 faculty members and offices have declared themselves as safe zones, campus-wide and the iniative, Gay Alliance for Tolerance and equality (GATE) held its first meeting of the Fall semester and made personalized tie-dyed shirts Aug.30 in the which was spear-headed by GATE, has been adopted at other campuses, nation- Liberal Arts building. Jamie Park, English creative writing sophomore watches her partner, Bridgett Young, child development sophomore as she dyes a shirt. wide. Following the first GATE meeting was a tie-dye party, her locker that said things like, "God hates you. You deserve to me," Addis said. where the attendees got to know each other. "I am from a really small town, and I am looking around think- die, etc." "I'm like, 'my people!" Its very welcoming. I don't have "We're both from the same area, and it's very hard to be 'out' in to whisper things like 'my ex-girlfriend.' Now, I can say that ing, 'I have never been around so many gay people," said Kerbie Addis, a first semester psychology freshman from Valiant, Ok. "I high school," said Adam Eppler, junior international trade major. openly." "I wasn't 'out' because I saw first-hand what happened to people was expecting like five people." She said she has had a good experience so far at UCO because that were out and a lot of them had to move away. One guy actuHeather Warlick can be reached at people here are more open'tc. alternatiVe lifestyles than they were ally dropped out his junior year." hwarlick@thevistaonline.corn, ' in her hometown. At Valiant High Sthool, she had notes put into "I see people all over campus here that are out and it shocks

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by Andrew Knittle Staff Writer KCSC 90.1, known for playing the blazin' hits of Federic Chopin and Ludwig Van Beethoven, is going to a digital format within the next year, according to the station's Aug. 17 press release. The classical station's plans to move to digital broadcasting from analog, an undertaking projected to cost around $160,000, were set in motion Aug. 16 when the Corporation of Public Broadcasting granted KCSC $75,000 to aid in the transition. Created by congress in 1967 to oversee the government's financial stake in public broadcasting, the CPB is the largest "source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television and related online services," according to the corporation's website. Brad Ferguson, the station's general manager since 1991, said that UCO — KCSC's licensee — would provide an additional $60,000. The remaining $25,000 will most likely come from a more traditional benefactor of stations like KCSC. "We do on-air fundraising where we ask our members and people who listen to send in money," Ferguson said. Because KCSC is a public radio station that receives annual funding from sources like the CPB and other governmental agencies, Ferguson said they cannot advertise in the overt, "call to action" manner that a for-profit FM station like WILD 97.9 can. "We have what's called underwriting," Ferguson said, "where you could say something like 'this program is underwritten by Joe's Pizza Parlor,' but that's the extent of it." Even though broadcasting digitally is more of a luxury at this point, especially in radio, Ferguson said his station has to take advantage of grants like these because of the high cost of equipment. "We're limited in how we can get

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UCO students have the opportunity to travel to Egypt in May 2007, as part of the program "Passport to Egypt," and enter a thawing to earn three credit hours. "There are two reasons tottiaEgypt this year. There is a real interest in the Middle East and a major art exhibit of Egyptian artifaCts will be on tht-r ' e will be movie viewings "Control Room," display in the Oklahoma /vIiis*nibf. Art," said a film about controversial i, a\.,1 mecItir"coverage of the Dr. Susan Spencer, UCO Ertglisli iliofttsor and ' .war in Iraq, is showing Sept. S at 6 p.m. in the coordinator of the program. -Pe gasuslheater.. "Passport to Egypt" will offer a lottery with Spencer' said Directorr Jame Noujaitn, an a prize of three UCO credit hours if all planned Egyptian - American, ,i„.,,,i•;..;. ,,,,,s with both the Arab events are attended. A small passport will be given and Altai ._., ,.....erisylfiinuse of her to students who wish to participate. dam:' 1 :-.,.......,. .•,:. For every 10 stamps students spericee "Sheas A+zo ,S points of view," receive, their names will be dia. "You could see all drawn. the Client sides, the American The College of and the civilian, and she is Liberal Arts annual pretty fair about it." program this year A classic 1952 revoluprovides educational tionary thriller starring the and entertaining legendary Omar Sharif, events to UCO stu"A Man in the House," dents and the local is showing at 3:30 p.m., community. December 13 in the Pegasus Originally created Theater. in 2004, "Passport "It is an interesting way to UCO" is a program see how the conflict between promoting appreciation the West and the .Middle East for the different cultures an„" epcer said. of the world. e-of "Passport to Usually, the program highe of Egyptologist lights one country's history and traDr. Bob Brier. ditions. Brier is speaking on "Resurrection of a Lost Depending on the cultural similarities, coun- Art:,AModergMiltninification" and "The Murder ties from the same region can be combined in one of Tutanldiainn" at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. December program. 18 in the Pegasus Theater. Related to this year's program the exhibition The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is also of 85 historical objects are the exhibition on loan showing a series of Egyptian movies directed by to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art by The Youssef Chanine. British Museum. The deadline to return your passport is "Among the included items are objects of November 20, 2006. decoration and protection, such as amulets, jewelry, and cosmetic containers:3 said Leslie Spears, communication manager o. f Oklahoma City Museum of Art. No Lupov can be reached at Spencer said that another purpose of "UCO ilupov@thevistagAp.corn. Passport" is to give students the opportunity to r. participate in study abroad programs. - Wt. As part of the "Passport UCO" program ',


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Nikitina takes over women's tennis by Tiffany Batdorf Staff Writer Three-time All-American tennis honoree Natalya Nikitina leaves Wichita State University to become the women's tennis coach at UCO. Nikitina comes to UCO after being Wichita State University Shockers' head coach for one year, and previously the assistant women's head coach for one year. Bill Farley UCO's athletic director said in a recent press release, Nikitina's exceptional background as a player, strong coaching success, and her knowledge of the Edmond tennis community made her an outstanding choice for UCO's tennis team. "She will have to hit the ground running, which she is excited about," Farley said. She said all the girls are very smart and excited to work hard this year. "Combing the team's wok ethic and dedication with my experience and enthusiasm," Nikitina said. "I look forward to giving UCO, Edmond and the state of Oklahoma a program to be proud of," she said.

Nikitina is no stranger to the Edmond area. According to a recent press release form UCO athletics, she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University. While there Nikitina was OC's number one singles and doubles player from 1999-2003, earning NAIA All-American honors three times and NAIA Scholar-Athlete accolades twice. Before her college and professional career Nikitina was ranked in both singles and doubles in the Women's Tennis Association, and was a member of the Republic of Uzbekistan National Team from 1994-99 and she played in the Federation Cup from 1999-2003. She followed her playing career at OC, as a professional at Kicking Bird Tennis Center in Edmond before heading to coach at WSU. Nikitina takes over the team after Francis Baxter retired in June after coaching for 26 years. UCO's tennis season starts with the Heart of America fall tournament September 14. Tiffany Batdorf can be reached at .

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New UCO women's tennis head coach Natalya Nikitina takes over for longtime coach Francis Baxter. She took the job Aug. 17.

UCO soccer club brings the beautiful game

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Redshirt freshman right side hitter Brittany Larson lines up her shot in the air during an intrasquad scrimmage Aug. 19.

VOLLEYBALL from page 12 out of the way and we controlled throughout the rest of the match," he said. Florida Gulf Coast handed UCO their first loss of the tournament winning three games. Boyland said FGC was a difficult team to play. "They [Florida Gulf Coast] were a tough team, we did not match up well against them," he said. UCO came back with a 31 win over Minnesota StateMankato, Saturday morning. "We just played real solid for this game," Boyland said. "We really worked hard for this win," he said. Kelsey Reynolds, freshman, led Saturday with 12 kills, Wascovich, had 11 kills and only had one error in 22 attacks. Allen had 24 digs and Kristen Wilson, freshman, lead the defense. Wedberg, contributed with 40 assists. UCO lost their last match 2-3, against Nova Southeastern

University in Florida, to fmish their season opening with a record of 2-2. "This game was the lone dis-. appointment for the weekend," Boyland said. Schult, had 13 kills, with Reynolds, having 12 kills, Kim Iten, Sophomore, had 11 kills, and Allen 9 kills. Reynolds had five assisted blocks, Wilson had 27 digs, and Allen had 22 for the defense and Wedberg had 38 assists. "We had the game won and we just gave it to them in the fourth game after being up early in the fourth game," Boyland said. "We have to get over that and get ready for this weekend," he said. UCO will host the Broncho Sleep Inn Invitational with games starting at 2:30 Friday and Saturday, September, 1-2 at Hamilton Field House. Tiffany Batdorf can be reached at tbatdorf@thevistaonlinacom.

CABAN from page 12 sports section written for you to read, think about and critique. How else will it become the best student newspaper it can be? Why not make some other colleges jealous for once, rather than ditch our football games to stay at home and watch the Sooners or Pokes on TV? Do you know any of your fellow students who are athletes? How many games, if any, do you go to? Do you want to see UCO and its athletics do bigger and better things? The more we care about our school and show it the better we become. That means following your UCO sports teams and not sitting on the sidelined, as in your couches, recliners and

beds. When mass numbers of people care about a team's performance, it puts more pressure on the team to perform exceptionally. It also becomes harder to accept mediocrity or a boring product. Lastly, don't take this as an accusation. Instead, consider this as a reminder that The Vista sports team is here to tell the stories of Broncho sports and their hopefully loving fans. This is our way of showing school spirit in black and white, plain and simple rooting for the bronze and blue. What's yours? Matt Caban can be reached at

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Accounting Junior Krasi Yankov, left, and Accounting Senior Abdul Rehman play during the UCO soccer club's practice Aug. 24.

by Tiffany Batdorf Staff Writer UCO's soccer club is ready for the new season to start on Sept. 7. UCO's soccer club was founded in 1987 to help promote soccer as an active sport on campus and the team is still going strong according to coach Jalal Daneshfar. Daneshfar has been the coach since the inception of the team. He said the team has been growing every year since it started, especially now that it is established in the Oklahoma Soccer

Association, and the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association. "Any student can join at any time," Daneshfar said. "All they have to do is turn in a membership form and pay the dues, and they are on the team." The dues for the soccer club are $20, which include the fall and spring semester. Daneshfar said the team is made up of international and American students. The team had 24 players show at the first practice, and 12 turned in their membership forms this week. "The soccer club is open to

all UCO students," Daneshfar Tyler Taber, freshman nurssaid. "It is not just males that ing major, said he joined the can play, females are welcome team because it helps keep him too." in shape. He said since the women "Chicks dig soccer players," have a varsity team, they usu- he said. ally have a smaller number of "The team needs a lot more girls on the team. conditioning, but our skills are The team practices from 5:30 pretty good," Taber said. pm to 7:00 pm on Mondays Daneshfar said the team and Thursdays. The games are gives out scholarships every every Saturday, and are host- semester. They are able to give ed by a different school each seven scholarships in the fall week. and seven in the spring. The league is made up of "It is only a tuition wavier seven teams with one game for $500 because we only have per team, per weekend. They $7,000 a year," he said. "Each play teams such as Oklahoma member must apply every State University, University of semester." Oklahoma, Rose State College, Daneshfar said the team is Oklahoma City Community made up of the serious players College, and East Central for the games on Saturdays, but University. they do try to let everyone play. "I don't require anything, "If we are winning by a lot people get out of this club what we do sub in so that everyone they want," Daneshfar said. can get some playing time," Mike Fadum, junior English Fadum said. major and last year's club presiDaneshfar said one of the dent, said the team does pretty good things about being a club well. He said the team finished is that the team has an unlimited second in the leage each of the roster, and unlimited substitut last two seasons. lions until playoffs. Fadum said he enjoys playAfter the first scrimmage ing soccer and the UCO club against OCU, the team will elect team offers him the chance to officers for the new season. play competively. They start off the new season Mark Shumate, senior at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 accounting and finance major against OCCC at the Edmond and second year returning play- Soccer Club. er, said he has played soccer and ran his whole life so he joined Tiffany Batdorf can be reached at the team. "It's just something that I love," Shumate said.

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Violence continues in Baghdad An explosives-rigged bicycle detonated near an army recruiting center in a city south of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and wounding 38 a' C

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BAGHDAD, Iraq. _ A !Coadside bomb exploded in Baghdad's oldest and larg:est wholesale market district, ling at least 24 people and wounding 35, part of a surge in bloodshed Wednesday that 'left 52 dead, authorities said. Earlier, an explosivesrigged bicycle blew up near to • army recruiting center A; a city south of Baghdad, Piling at least 12 people. Violence across Iraq has • ft ;piked in recent days, with amre than 200 people killed since Sunday in clashes, bombings or shootings _ despite U.S. and Iraqi officials' claims that a new security operation in the capital has lowered SunniShiite killings there, which had risen in June and July. A U.S. Marine from the 1st Brigade of the 1st Armored Division was also killed in action Tuesday in Anbar province, the U.S. command said. The market bomb in Baghdad targeted the Shurja district, where wholesalers use warehouses, stalls and shops to sell food, clothing and house products to other dealers and shoppers. Amaze of streets and stalls, it hosts one of Iraq's biggest markets and is usually teeming with vendors selling everything from spices to satellite dishes. ElseWhere in Baghdad, a Justice Ministry official, Nadiya 'Mohammed Hassan, was shot and killed along with her driver and bodyguard by gunmen who stopped her car. Three carpet merchants were also killed while tieing driven to an appointment in a taxi, police said. A family of five was killed in Buhriz, 35 miles north of Baghdad, when a road'Side bomb struck their car. ' In the town of Hillah, about 60 miles south of Baghdad, a man posing as a potential army cadet planted the bicycle outside the recruiting center. The bomb exploded as volunteers gathered outside to sign up for the army. Hillah was the site of one of the worst bomb attacks Iraq, when a suicide car bomber in February 2005 killed 125 national guard and police recruits waiting to take physicals. Insurgents have often tar-

geted army and police volunteers as they wait outside recruiting stations, as a way to discourage people from joining the security services. In downtown Baghdad, three police officers were killed and 14 people were injured when twin bombs _ including one planted in a car _ struck a police patrol as it drove by a line of vehicles waiting in a line for gasoline at a filling station. An explosion Tuesday at an oil pipeline near the city of Diwaniyah, south of Baghdad, caused a massive fire that left at least 36 people dead and 45 injured, the Interior Ministry said. The city's health directorate said another 40 people were still missing. Dr. Mohammed AbdulMussin of the health directorate said the relatives of the 40 missing people gathered outside the directorate's offices demanding death certificates. But he said they could not be confirmed as dead since their bodies had not been found. The pipeline was located six miles south of Diwaniyah, the scene of fierce clashes between the Iraqi army and Shiite militia on Monday that left 73 people dead. The cause of the blast was not clear, but police Lt. Raid Jabir said several people had been siphoning fuel from the pipeline at the time. Iraqis have faced severe fuel shortages since Saddam Hussein's 2003 ouster. Insurgents also have frequently • targeted pipelines and oil refineries. The violence has included some of the fiercest fighting in months between the Iraqi army and Shiite militiamen loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in Diwaniyah, 50 miles south of the capital. Monday's fighting was significant because it pitted mostly Shiite Iraqi soldiers against the militia of one of the country's most prominent Shiite leaders. It also illustrates the complexity of the security crisis in Iraq _ with Sunni insurgents fighting U.S. troops in the west, Sunnis and Shiites killing one another in Baghdad and now Shiites battling Shiites in the south. Al-Sadr led two uprisings against U.S. forces in 2004 but has since emerged as a major political figure, controlling 30 of the 275 seats in parliament and five Cabinet

AP Photo/Alaa Al- Marjani Iraqis identify the bodies of their relatives, in downtown Hillah, about 95 kilometers (60 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, after an explosives-rigged bicycle detonated near an army recruiting center in a city south of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and wounding 38, police said.

posts. On Monday, U.S. military spokesman Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell said the murder rate in Baghdad had fallen by 46 percent from Julyto August and "we are actually seeing progress out there." That figure could not be independently confirmed. But an employee of the main Baghdad city morgue, Muyaid Matrood, said that as of Monday, his office had received 337 bodies of people who had died violently this month, excluding bombing victims. U.S. officials attributed the fall in sectarian killings to a major security crackdown launched in Baghdad Aug. 7. About 8,000 U.S. troops and 3,000 Iraqi soldiers were sent to the capital to search homes systematically and patrol the streets. Similar operations in Baghdad and elsewhere have curbed violence for limited periods of time in the past, only to have killings flare again once U.S. forces left the area.

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August 31, 2006



Running back Alex Agular is congratulated by offensive lineman Bobby Brooks.

Tight end Terrance Barnett evades tacklers after a catch Aug.12.

Members of the UCO defensive squad survey game action during the team's first intrasquad scrimmage Aug. 12. The Bronchos open the season tonight at 7 p.m. at Wantland Stadium versus Missouri Western.

Defensive back Kerry Johnson, left, defends receiver Mark Magbee. Head coach Chuck Langston recaps the scrimmage with players.




Bronchos win battle of wits over Bulldogs by Matt Caban Sports Editor WEATHERFORD—In the game of life and in sports, some plans pan out and others fizzle. Such was the case as the 15th ranked Bronchos soccer team won a hard fought 3-0 victory over Southwestern Oklahoma State University Aug. 29. The game was a battle of wills as both team fought to establish their respective game plans. "Our plan was to put the ball in the back of the net," he said. "But we didn't do that." The Bulldogs' coach also complimented the Bronchos' goalkeeper, junior Rebecca Svensson. "Their keeper kept them in the game," Bradley said. Svensson said she shared the defensive burden with her entire team. "It wasn't just me out there," she said. "All of my teammates helped defend our goal." Svensson also said the way the team plays defense determines how many scoring chances their opponents get. "If we slack on defense then they will have opportunities," she said. Svensson said if the Bronchos stay focused and play tight defense their opponents won't have the chance to score. "When that happens, they can't make 'em," she said. Svensson finished with 10 saves and a clean sheet despite seeing 18 shots come from the Bulldogs. According to UCO Athletics Media Relations, the 18 shots were the most given up by the Bronchos since their 2-0 loss to Metropolitan State

Sept. 2, 2005. In that game Metropolitan State had a total of 19 shots. Cook said his team started the game slowly as they are still getting used to playing together. "We are still trying to figure. out who works best with who and where," he said. "It's still early in the season." Bradley said the key to winning was what he called 50/50 balls. He said 50/50 balls come when a ball is loose and players from both teams have an equal opportunity to win or take possession of it. "They [UCO] had more luck with that today," Bradley said. The Bronchos took the lead in the 37th minute when freshman midfielder Tiffany Meek crossed a pass to junior midfielder Sarah Addison who was just outside of the Bulldogs' penalty box. Addison then took a shot at the goal from 20 yards out and put the ball in the upper corner of the goal just past SWOSU sophomore keeper Keli Bass. UCO kept the pressure on Bass and the Bulldogs as the second half started. Cook said he wanted the team to up the ante during the second half. "In the second half, we picked up the intensity," he said. UCO head soccer coach Mike Cook said the Bronchos had to step it up because every team they play wants to beat UCO. "When you play for UCO you have to be ready to play because there's a bulls eye on you," he said. "I'm glad that the girls were up to the challenge." UCO's senior midfielder

Lindsey 'Hull extended the team's lead to 2-0 with a blast from just inside the 18-yard line in the 55th minute. Hull's goal came after she fought for possession with an unidentified SWOSU defender on the left side of the pitch. Once the ball came loose Hull reacted quickly and flung a shot across Bass and into the net. Although Hull's goal made UCO's lead twice as good, it gave the Bulldogs an extra bite in their attack. The goal gave the few UCO fans something to cheer about. The official attendance was 150 people said James Downer, Assistant Athletic Media Relations Director. In the 59th minute, the Bulldogs won a free kick in UCO's half of the field. The ball was knocked around for a few moments until Hull stepped forward and cleared it. A short while later, SWOSU's junior forward, Jamie Hilterbran nearly had a solid scoring opportunity in front of the UCO goal. While matched up one on one with UCO sophomore fullback Jackie Hancock, Hilterbran came close to shooting before passing the ball away when the UCO defense tightened up. The differences in the teams formations led to a number of situations like this the more SWOSU pushed forward. SWOSU used an attacking formation, the 4-3-3, where the team has four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards. UCO countered with its favored formation, the 3-5-2. In this formation there are three defenders, five midfielders and two forwards. The multiple Bulldog attacks

did not yield a goal, but they did come close. In the 73rd minute a SWOSU player failed to capitalize on an opportunity with a shot just over the crossbar. Four minutes later the Bulldogs' hopes were dashed again as Svensson made a great aerial save. Following a blast of a shot that went above her head, Svensson pushed the ball up, fell to the ground, rolled and caught the ball. Svensson said she had been working on that type of save recently. "I was happy to make that save because it's something the coaches are hammering all the time," she said. The Bronchos sealed the win with a goal from senior fullback Tiffany Haines. During a breakaway in the 86th minute Haines bolted down the right wing. Junior midfielder Jenny Racicot sent a through ball to Haines, who closely beat the Bulldogs' offside trap. Leaving a group of defenders in her wake, Haines cut to the left and slotted into the lower left corner past the outstretched Bass. Haines said she was glad just to score. "I tried to not screw it up," she said. "As a defender I don't get the chance to score often so it was cool." The Bronchos next play in the Drury Invitational Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3 in by Vista photographer Travis Marak Springfield, Mo. They return for their home opener against Southern Nazarene University UCO forward Jenny Racicot battles Southwestern's Samantha Thursday, Sept. 7 at Tom Dobson for possession during second half action of UCO's 3Thompson Field. 0 route of the Bulldogs Aug. 29 in Weatherford. The Bronchos improved their season record to 2-0. Their other win came against Matt Caban can be reached at . Dallas Baptist University Aug. 25.

"Why not make some other colleges jealous for once, rather than ditch our football games to stay at home and watch the Sooners or the Pokes on TV? "

Swamped: volleyball goes 2-2 at tourney by Tiffany Batdorf Staff Writer

With another August nearing its end and September inching closer on the calendar, it's clear that change is in the air. Changing (from summer to fall) brings the fortune of cooler temperatures. This also means changes in the world of sports. While some sports are in their stretch runs, others are just about to kick off. On the flip side there are also some thing that remain the same.

While the national sports media is busy grilling Terrell Owens, Barry Bonds or anyone accused of using steroids, UCO sports receives the same, hometown newspaper treatment. There's no hard westions or flying accusations. In fact, it's relatively peaceful (save for deadline day) around here at The Vista's sports desk. Altholigh Broncho sports may be devoid of "hard news content" or something for the gossip columns, sports news is

still happening on campus. Be it the same questions that permeate campus annually "how good is the football team?" to the painfully obvious "we have a football team here?" and even the somewhat mysterious "what ever happened to those men's tennis players?" Understand that this space isn't meant to be the sports editor's twice-weekly rant. In fact it is designed to be a sounding board on all things Broncho sports. That means analyzing game or events, giving an opinion

every once in a while and responding to letters from readers. Yes, that means if you send a letter to the editor, we will read it. (Even if sounds mean or proves we didn't do our job right.) Part of being a student newspaper is interacting with and writing for students. It also means the staff is comprised of students like you. That means we too are still learning and our mistakes sometimes get printed.

UCO's volleyball comes up short with a 2-2 record during the season opener Nova Southeastern Sharks Classic in Fort Lauderdale, Florida August 25 and 26. Veterans helped the team get off to a good start defeating Fort Hays State University,in Kansas, in just three games, 3028, 30-22, 30-16 in their first game of the season. Which set the team up for the number 16 ranked in the coaches preseason poll Florida Gulf Coast Caban, page 8 University.

"It was good revenge for us. They beat us last year," Coach Jeff Boyland said. "They were a good team for our first game." Katie Schult, junior, had 14 kills and five assisted blocks. Penny Wascovich, senior, had nine kills and three blocks and Lacie Allen, junior, had 13 digs and nine kills. Two freshmen Meaghan Wedberg had 35 assists, and Kristin Wilson, had a team-high 19 digs. "Winning the first game really helped us get our jitters

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