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Miss Asian UCO raises funds through fashion show UCO's second Miss Asian UCO fundraising fashion show took place Friday night in Constitution Hall. Miss Asian UCO, Sophia Chung, coordinated this year's event, which helps to bring awareness to the pageant and also helps to raise proceeds used towards the scholarship award

Inside Scoop Nobel laureate speaks at OCU

for the 2009 Miss Asian UCO. Tickets for the show were $3 in advance or $5 at the door.

An effort of awareness

On Oct. 1, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai spoke at Oklahoma City University as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series. In the documentary "Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai", Maathai was quoted as having said, "You cannot enslave a mind that knows itself. That values itself. That understands itself."

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Forensics welcomes renowned scientist

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Features Rock the Block, a hit UCO's Housing Activities Council held the annual Rock the Block from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. this past Thursday. This year the proceeds from the purchase of entry bracelets for food and drinks went to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The bracelets sold for $3 and t-shirts for the event were $5. Page 5

by Vista photographer Chris Albers

Junior psychology major Collin Slater sits outside his shack during Shack-a-thon, an event held to increase poverty awareness during Poverty Awamess Week.

UCO students participate in the annual Shack-a-thon in order to raise awareness on campus about poverty By Stephani Tobin

Staff Writer

Students at UCO will experience and learn the issues surrounding poverty on campus during Poverty Awareness Week, in an effort to raise money for non-profit organizations in Oklahoma. The nationally-recognized week, which runs from Oct. 5 – 11, will be sponsored at UCO by the Volunteer and Service Learning Center [VSLC]. The funds raised will go toward Infant Crisis Services in Oklahoma City and Heifer International, an organization focused on helping people find a sustainable source of food, according to the Web site. "We want to show that poverty is not just homeless people on the street," said Lyndsay Holder, the volunteer services coordinator

The Bronchos beat the Bearcats, 43-40, on the road, in a close game Saturday night, putting UCO at 2-4 for this football season. UCO started off strong by scoring the first touchdown at 2:35 in the first quarter. Quarterback Brandon Noohi made the twoyard run in for the touchdown, and Chad Susman kicked for an extra point. -Page 8

"We want to show that poverty is not just homeless people on the street." --Lindsay Holder

with the VSLC. "Every day [this week], if you are on campus, you will see something regarding Poverty Awareness Week." The highlight of the demonstrations will be the "Shack-a-thon," which will feature groups of UCO students spending the week in cardboard shacks around campus to display how homeless people live.

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Visitors to the UCO Internet home page may notice a change in the Web site's address. Between now and Jan. 2, 2009 the Web site will progressively change from the ucok.edu domain to uco. edu . Stephanie Edwards, director of Information Technology Internet Strategy, said her department would be migrating all e-mail addresses from username@ucok.edu to username@ uco.edu. According to www.uco.edu/ newhome, the domain change already went into effect. All services and Web sites must be migrated to uco. edu domain by the January expected completion date. "It is the right thing to do for the University, to marry the traditional UCO with the Internet home uco. edu," Edwards said. "The timing is because uco.edu became available and it was a great opportunity to take advantage of it." After Jan. 2, all links at "ucok.edu " will no longer function, according to the Web site. According to www.uco.edu/ newhome.edu, prospective students and other visitors university Web sites commonly type in a URL that makes sense to them, such as the initials of an institution. All ucok.edu email accounts will still be valid until the final transition date in January of next year, according to the Web site.

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Wall Street tumbles amid global sell-off By Joe Bel Bruno and Tim Paradis

Asssociated Press

Bronchos win over SW Baptist

University to drop "k" from ucok.edu By Nelson Solomon

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The UCO Forensic Science institute will welcome Dr. Henry Lee, a renowned forensic scientist, for a presentation at Constitution Hall as part of UCO's "Passport to China." The presentation, which will be free and open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Dr. Lee will be speaking about his high profile work, which includes the O.J. Simpson and Jon Benet Ramsay murder cases said Dr. Dwight Adams, director of the UCO Forensic Science Institute.

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NEW YORK -- Wall Street suffered through another extraordinary and traumatic session Monday, with the Dow Jones industrials plunging as much as 800 points — their largest one-day point drop — before recovering to close with a loss of 370. The catalyst for the selling, which also took the Dow below 10,000 for the first time in four years, was investors' growing despair that the spreading credit crisis will take a heavy toll around the world. Investors have come to the realization that the Bush administration's $700 billion rescue plan and steps taken by other governments won't work quickly to unfreeze the credit markets. That sent stocks spiraling downward in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and drove investors to sink money into the relative safety of U.S. government debt. Fears about a global recession also caused oil to drop below $90 a barrel. "The fact is, people are scared and the

only thing they're doing is selling," said Ryan Detrick, senior technical strategist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. "Investors are cleaning out portfolios and getting rid of everything because nothing seems to be working." The selling was so extreme that only 264 stocks rose on the NYSE — and 2,986 dropped. That's a telling sign considering the stock market is considered a leading economic indicator, with AP Photo by Mary Altaffer investors tending to buy and sell based on where they believe the economy will be The Dow Jones news ticker is reflected on a window at the NASDAQ building just before the closing bell, Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 in New in six to nine months. York's Times Square. Monday's stock trading extended what has been an exceptional stretch of This latest decline indicates that investors volatility, in which triple-digit drops in the are becoming more convinced that the Dow are becoming almost commonplace; country is leading a prolonged economic in the past week, the blue chips have fallen crisis that is shifting to other nations. more than 1,100 points, or nearly 11 percent.

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FEATURE

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Odds & Ends/

Schedule of Events

Want to contribute to The Vista? Did you know The Vista was originally a literary journal devoted to showcasing UCO's creative minds? We've decided we'd like to get back to that. We're looking for poems and short stories from UCO students to publish in upcoming issues of The Vista Weekend. Due to space limitations, we can only print one per issue, and submissions must be shorter than 500 words in length. Send them by e-mail to vistastudentfiction@ yahoo.com and look for your work in the next issue!

Distinguished soprano to perform free concert tonight UCO's School of Music will host a free concert featuring internationally acclaimed sobrano and visiting artist Barbara DeMaio Caprilli at 7:30 p.m. today at the UCO Jazz Lab. Caprilli will perform arias and Italian art songs, Broadway favorites and spirituals. A well known recitalist and peformer in both opera and musical theater, Caprilli's vast repertoire includes roles of Puccini and Verdi soprano and performances in some of the most prestigious international theatres in the world.

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Krauss, Turci, & Kidwell: Jazz, UCO Jazz

A.J. & Why Not: Blues, UCO Jazz Lab 8 p.m.

Lab, '8iS.rn.to 10:30 p.m., $7 adults, $5 children 12 and you ger. Thursd4-,) 'ctober 9

to 10:30 p.m., $7 adults, $5 children 12 and younger. Saturday, Oct. 18

Miss Brown to You: Jazz, UCO Jazz Lab, 8

UCO Jazz Combos: UCO Jazz Lab, Special

p.m. to 10:30 p.m., $7 adults, $5 children 12 and younger. Friday, Oct. 10

Event, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20

Smilin' Vic: Blues, UCO Jazz Lab, 8 p.m.

to 10:30 p.m., $7 adults, $5 children 12 and younger. Friday, Oct. 10 UCO Vocal Jazz: UCO Jazz Lab, Special

Event, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 The Wise Guys: Classic Rock, UCO Jazz Lab,

8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., $7 adults, $5 children 12 and younger. Friday, Oct. 17

Marcy Priest: Singer-Songwriter, UCO Jazz Lab, 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Special Event Tuesday, Oct. 21 The Jazz Company featuring Brian Gorrwll and Shane Conaway: Jazz, UCO Jazz Lab

8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., $7 adults, $5 children 12 and younger. Friday, Oct. 24

For tickets, contact the Jazz Lab: (405) 359-7989 100 E. 5th, Edmond, OK 73034

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Dr. Allan Lichtman, professor of history at American University in Washington, DC, will speak on Forecasting the 2008 Presidential Election at 7 p.m. today in the Pegasus Theater. Lichtman has correctly predicted the outcome of every presidential election since 1984, usually at least a year ahead of time.

Pi Alpha Theta presents Academy Award-winning film

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Election Dates to Know from the Oklahoma State Election Board

`Rain Man' Presentation Canceled The Oct. 13 presentation by "Rain Man" Kim Peek and his father Fran Peek has been canceled.

Modern Languages show applications due Oct. 22 Participant applications for UCO's annual Modern Languages Talent Show are due Oct. 22. The show will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 at the UCO Jazz Lab. Admission is free, and Hideaway pizza and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, call the Modern Languages Office at 974-5647.

Language Society's Battle of Brains scheduled The UCO Language Society will host its second annual Battle of the Brains Oct. 25, on the UCO campus. For teams without previous academic meet experience, teams will battle to see who knows the most in a Jeopardy-style tournament. Question topics will include popular culture, sports, music, politics and literature. Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 25 in the Liberal Arts lobby. Initial rounds commence at 11 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams, and the first place team will have its name engraved on a perpetual plaque that hangs in the English Department. Registration deadline is Oct. 15, with a limit of 16 teams. Registration forms are available in the English Department, Room 101A, Liberal Arts. A $20 non-refundable, cash-only fee is required at the time of registration. For more information, contact Language Society president Kodi Weatherholtz at kweatherholtz@ucok.edu or Language Society adviser Amy Carrell, Ph.D., at acarrell@ucok.edu .

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Students gathered under a tent Friday night as rain poured down on the Indian Student Association's Navratri festival at Plunkett Park. Navratri is the annual Hindu festival of worship and dance.

Current Economic Crisis Situation, Oct. 9 The Department of Economics and International Business will present a discussion, "Current Financial and Economic Crisis: Causes and Policy Options," at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in Pegasus Theater, Liberal Arts. For more information, contact the Department of Economics at 974-5843.

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas hopes its newest museum will be a hit. The city is opening The (redacted) Museum: The Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, which will showcase southem Nevada's colorful and storied past in organized crime. The City Council unveiled the name Tuesday, along with logos resembling court documents with material blacked out. The first redaction obscures the word "mob." The museum is expected to open in spring 2010 in downtown Las Vegas at the site of the former federal courthouse where Goodman tried his first case.

Good grief! Gigantic gourd goes missing in Michigan town

Election expert to speak tonight in Pegasus Theater

Phi Alpha Theta, UCO's history honor society, will present "The Lives of Others" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in Pegasus Theater, Liberal Arts. This Academy Award-winning movie takes a hard look at life and death in totalitarian East Germany, just before the wall came down in 1989. Hans NoHeil, Ph.D., will introduce the film. The presentation is free and open to all. For more information, contact Jeff Plaks, Ph.D., at jpIaks@uco.edu or 974-5357.

Las Vegas hopes latest museum attracts visitors

Election Day: Tues, Nov. 4 Voter Registration To submit Voter Registration (Must go to County Election Board) Deadline: 5 p.m., Fri., Oct. 10

Absentee Voting Deadline to submit Application for Absentee Ballot: 5 p.m., Wed., Oct. 29 Deadline to submit Absentee Ballot: 7 p.m., Tues., Nov. 4 To vote in person early (Must Be at County Election Board Office) -Fri., Oct. 31, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. -Sat., Nov. 1, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. -Mon., Nov. 3, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Organizations call for campus to unite in fight against breast cancer Multicultural Student Services and W.O.M.E.N are inviting the UCO community too "Passionately Pink for the Cure" to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer Oct. 1-15. Register as an individual or a team (with up to seven people) with Tiffany J. Brown in Multicultural Student Services, Room 211 in the Nigh

University Center. Just wear an item of pink clothing on any day or everyday Oct. 1-15, and make a donation of $5 or more. Donations will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the leader of the global breast cancer movement. Team and individual donations must be turned in by Tuesday, Oct. 14.

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GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A massive pumpkin has gone missing from a front yard of a home in suburban Flint, Mich. — and its owner suspects some mighty strong thieves. The Flint Journal reports Thursday the 450-pound pumpkin had been on display for only a day at the Grand Blanc Township home of Bill Teer. He spent five months growing the Atlantic Giant. Teer is offering $200 for the pumpkin's return. He figures someone must have seen it — or at least the small team required to steal the colossal squash.

What a show: Cigarette sets off fireworks in car CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. -A Rhode Island man faces charges after the cigarette he was smoking inside a car apparently ignited fireworks. Police arrested the 28-yearold Sunday after an officer found a sedan smoking in the middle of the street. Firefighters were called to extinguish the blaze. No one was injured. The man told police he was smoking a cigarette in the car when fireworks near his feet ignited. Witnesses told police they saw a passenger tossing fireworks out shortly before police arrived. The man is charged with the use or possession of fireworks under $50

Naked lunch promo dropped to placate town board GREENVILLE, Maine -There's no such thing as a free lunch anymore for Black Frog Restaurant patrons nervy enough to run down a dock and plunge naked into Moosehead Lake. Owner Leigh Turner decided Thursday to stop giving out a free Skinny Dip sandwich — that's thinly sliced prime rib on a baguette — for a skinny dip after the town board voted to deny his liquor license renewal application. In their decision the night before, selectmen in the popular tourist town noted that they would have had no problem granting the license if the promotion ended for the $10.95 sandwich. Thus, said Turner, dropping the deal was a nobrainer. "Au jus" wins out over "au nature]." He had said last year that he had two or three takers a week, and no frontal nudity was exposed to customers. But police said they had gotten several complaints, and three people received summonses for indecent conduct.


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By Abha Eli Phoboo

Senior Reporter

Photo by Abha Eli Phoboo

Wangari Maathai signing autographs at Oklahoma City University.

On Oct. 1, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai spoke at Oklahoma City University as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series. In the documentary "Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai", Maathai was quoted as having said, "You cannot enslave a mind that knows itself. That values itself. That understands itself." Maathai led an army of tree planting mothers against the oppressive government of Kenya in the 1990s and brought change in the way people thought about politics and the environment. She started the Green Belt Movement, anon-governmental organization, which grew from an environmental to quasipolitical and pro-democracy organization. "It is important to understand that we have finite resources on the earth and if we do not manage the environment in a responsible way, we willing be fighting for these resources," Maathai said. In the last 30 years, the Green Belt

Movement has planted billions of trees and educated people in rural communities about staying informed and standing up for their rights. The Green Belt MoveMent started as a benign campaign to plarit trees so the women in rural Kenya could deal with problems of scarcity of firewood, income and water. "Nobody bothered us then," Maathai said. "After all, we were a bunch of women planting trees. Who takes women seriously?" The tree planting campaign led to the development of a teaching method on civil and environmental education where the people were taught to identify problems then find solutions. "Everybody loves to talk about their problems," she said. "People had lots of problems. "In one seminar, we had 150 problems. We classified them as social, environmental, political and others, then said, let's deal with the problems we can deal with." For her, planting trees is an easy solution to dealing with many problems of the world. It doesn't cost much and can help the environment.

Forensic institute to welcome renowned scientist By Stephani Tobin

Staff Writer

The UCO Forensic Science institute will welcome Dr. Henry Lee, a renowned forensic scientist, for a presentation at Constitution Hall as part of UCO's "Passport to China." The presentation, which will be free and open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Dr. Lee will be speaking about his high profile work, which includes the O.J. Simpson and Jon Benet Ramsay murder cases said Dr. Dwight Adams, director of the UCO Forensic Science Institute. "He is, without doubt, one of the foremost experts in forensic science," Adams said. "Many

students, not only in forensic science, but also in criminal justice and other majors will enjoy hearing Dr. Lee's stories and experiences." Lee, who was born in China and raised in Taiwan, has solved over 6,000 cases in the last 40 years. After serving on the Taipei police force, he moved to the United States in 1965 with his wife, Margaret. In 1972 he earned a Bachelor of Science in forensic science from John Jay University in New York and later received master's and doctorate degrees in biochemistry. He also has five honorary doctorate degrees in recognition of his work in science and law. Currently, Lee is the Chief Emeritus for Scientific Services

for the State of Connecticut and served as the, chief criminalist for that state from 1979 to 2000. He has received special training from the FBI and has taught at over a dozen universities, law and medical schools. He has co-authored more than 25 books on various aspects of forensic science and law, including DNA, trace evidence and crime scene investigation. He also won the 1996 Medal of Justice from the Justice Foundation, and the 1998 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Science and Engineer Foundation. "Anytime we are able to get to bring in an expert in any field, it's win-win for students," said Adrienne Nobles, the director of communications and marketing

for UCO. Nobles said that having speakers like Lee demonstrates that UCO is a major university in the region and that students here aspire to reach a high level. Adams said that Lee's career is so well known that many other countries have asked for his assistance. "I am hoping that he will tell the audience about some of his trips to China as a consultant in forensic casework," Adams said. Adams encourages students in various fields to watch Lee's speech for his "insight into the science of solving and investigating crimes" as well as his personal story of his journey to the United States.

Full time faculty and staff members can presently send and receive e-mail as username@uco. edu, but can still receive e-mail at username@ucok.edu . Part-time or adjunct staff members were able to receive e-mail at username@uco.edu as of Oct. 1. Students will be able to send and receive e-mail from username@uco.edu on Oct. 27. On Oct. 1, e-mails sent to students, part-time staff members and adjuncts could be sent to either username@ucok. edu or username@uco.edu ; you will receive e-mail through both addresses. E-mails sent to students, part-time staff members and adjuncts would be sent as username@ucok.edu . On Oct. 27, e-mails sent from students, part-time and adjuncts will change and the address the e-mail comes from will be username@uco.edu . All student, faculty and staff e-mail accounts will be affected in the sense that any personal contacts or services they have registered with their e-mail address will need to be updated, Edwards said. She said Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other personal registrations such as online banking would be affected. Students on Facebook or similar sites will need to set up a contact e-mail address in their account preferences to an address not at UCO. After Jan. 2, students can remove the ucok.edu domain addresses from the list and add their new uco.edu domain address. For students who added an outside contact e-mail such as Gmail or Yahoo, the confirmation of account changes will go to the alternative address so they will be able to receive it and confirm changes.

New media ethics scholarship available By Laura Hoffert

Senior Reporter

For journalism students, the importance of accuracy, fairness and respect are drilled into them constantly. There are no bells and whistles, no benefits, no cash; just lessons learned. However, that's about to change with the new Mass Communications Media Ethics Scholarship. Formally known as The Joe Hight Award, the scholarship will be presented to mass communications students enrolled in two senior level courses that complete a research paper. "My students will have to do a research paper investigating an ethical problem within the mass media, which occurred in the past 10 years and has received wide spread publicity, coverage in academic and professional journals," Dr. Mark Hannebutt, Media Ethics professor said. They will also have to provide the history of the ethical problem, analyze it

and explain what the publication did to solve the issue. Joe Hight, director of Information and Development at the Oklahoman and former editor of The Vista, was commended for his reporting following the Murrah Building Bombing on April 19, 1995. As the victims' team leader of The Oklahoman during the aftermath of the bombing, Hight showed sensitivity to a traumatized community and co-authored booklets entitled, "Tragedies & Journalists: A Guide for More Effective Coverage" and "Managing the Unexpected." He also wrote the online booklet "First Responders." Not only will he serve as a role model for students, the scholarship honors Hight for his assistance in starting the Victims and the Media course, which is taught by Dr. Kole Kleeman. "I think students need to be inoculated and prepared on how to interview people who are very traumatized," Kleeman said. One aspect of the course includes having actors come in and role play possible scenarios with the future journalists.

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Center for Trauma and Journalism at the University of Washington for four years. Renowned professor Dr. Frank Ochberg, a clinical professor of Psychiatry at Michigan State University has applauded Hight for this honor and continued work in journalism. "When the Murrah building was bombed, Joe made sure that the stories of victims and survivors were told with accuracy and sensitivity," Ochberg said. "When he and his colleagues received the $10,000 Dart Award for the best trauma reporting in America, Joe made sure the money was spent on others, convening a conference to stimulate better reporting on tragedy," he said. "I'm honored that this award has been established at UCO where I received the foundation of my journalism education," Hight said. "I continue to be proud of the accomplishments of its' journalism school and the excellent teachers at UCO," he said. The winner will also will also have their name engraved on a plaque that will hang in the hall of the Communication Building.

"They're very real, they're trained actors so they know how to stay in character, if someone makes them feel bad, I tell them to let them have it," he said. Kleeman also invites family members of actual victims and survivors come in and talk to the class. Bruce Shapiro, the Executive Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma has invited Dr. Terry Clark, Mass Communications Department chairman and professor, to discuss th4quccess of trauma education classes such as the Victims and the Media class. "Joe ... was instrumental in helping us obtain The Edith Kinney Gaylord Endowed Chair of Journalism Ethics," Clark said. More commonly known by students as Media Ethics, the course is discussionbased upon what the media has done wrong and how future journalists can correct it. "Night's) influence on our program and journalism around the country has been tremendous," Clark said. Hannebutt and Kleeman will select the best research paper and will announce the winner at the annual Liberal Arts Awards banquet during the spring semester. Hight was the president of the Dart

Continued from page 1 On Wednesday, a petting zoo will be set up near Broncho Lake near the mass communca tions building to benefit Heifer International, where students can purchase feed for the animals. That evening students can attend a screening of "Sicko" at Constitution Hall, a documentary directed by Michael Moore about the health care crisis in the United States. Representatives from Infant Crisis Services will address the audience before the movie screens. Students can also view working poor demonstrations by "Shacka-thon" participants near Broncho Lake on Tuesday, which will illustrate people in professions that often pay below the poverty line. "We heard about this event last year from students," said Caitlin Buchner, procurement coordinator for Infant Crisis Services. "Many of

our college volunteers are UCO students." This is the first year that Poverty Awareness Week at UCO will donate funds to a non-profit other than Heifer International, which has been affiliated with UCO for four years. Infant Crisis Services is based in Oklahoma City and they have been raising money for infants and toddlers since 1984. Last year, volunteers at UCO earned about $2,000 during Poverty Awareness Week. Their goal this year is to reach $5,000. Money from the "Shack-a-thon," which will be earned through panhandling and begging, will go toward the Infant Crisis Services fund-raiser "Give Change to Create Change." Matt Blubaugh, a junior political science major with. Sigma Nu, equated his experience thus far with the "Shack-a-thon" to Joni Mitchell's song, "Both Sides Now" because he sees homelessness from

both perspectives. "We had glorious hopes," Blubaugh said about the exercise. "We wanted to capture the spirit of being homeless." He also said that he was offering rides for $1 in a shopping cart his group found in an alley. Students who participate in the "Shack-a-thon" will also collect cans of formula, and they will be competing against each other to see who can endure the demonstration the longest, and who can collect the most change and formula. In Oklahoma, 110,000 babies and toddlers have been served by Infant Crisis Services since 1984. One in five children in Oklahoma are at the risk of being hungry and 176,557 children currently receive food stamps, according to statistics from the Oklahoma Kids Count Factbook, the Children's Defense Fun, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Oklahoma Task • Force on Hunger.

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EXPERT OPINION: VP DEBATES We can learn about our presidential candidates from

stump speeches, TV ads and interviews, but a lot of times we really just want to know what they can do when there isn't a teleprompter or memorized speech to help them. This feeling usually is filled with the presidential and vice presidential debates, unfortunately the ones we were subjugated to didn't do any real good at all. First we should discuss the presidential debate. Other than a mess of finger pointing and talking points, we didn't get much from either candidate. Obama did give us insight into what he truly thinks change in this nation is and McCain reminded us that we somehow are winning the war in Iraq. Obama really stood out from question one, giving us at least four points of information in response to the question, whereas McCain wasted around one and a half of his two minutes talking about how he was working with Democrats on the bail out plan, leaving us with no answer what so ever. The remainder of the debate followed in much the same direction, as McCain made the same statements he had for the past few months leaving Obama squirming for a way to answer all of his accusations in a short amount of time, because of this, there wasn't any real debating, just bickering. Then we were treated with the highly intellectual vice presidential debate. This was only the third time that Palin was allowed to talk to anyone. Now, this could have been perfectly safe if she was just giving a speech or talking to people directly, but instead she was pitted against Biden, Obama's attack dog. So, what exactly did this "small town value" girl do in the face of danger? Nothing out of the ordinary, she just gave a speech and talked to the camera directly. This not only made her look like she didn't learn a thing at what the McCain campaign called her "debate camp", but it also just made her look unprepared in all ways possible for a discussion of policy in the white house. Not once did Palin answer a question, even stating to Biden and Moderator Gwen Ifill that she didn't have to answer the questions, she just had to talk to the American people. After the debates Ifill voiced that she was offended Palin "blew her off" and decided not to do any debating at all, in a vice presidential debate. So what happens to you when your opponent doesn't debate? Well, you look like Biden: confused, awkward and angry. This man has been debating for over 30 years and this was his chance to show the American people just how articulate Palin really was. Consequentially all he could do was debate John McCain, since Palin obviously wasn't present. This as a whole was one of not only the worst excuses for a debate I've seen, but a complete waste of time for the American people. Personally, I find it preposterous that someone who must prove not only her ability as a vice presidential nominee, but also as a woman in politics would completely disregard her opponent and moderator as Palin did. If she wanted to give a stump speech she could have just scheduled one.

Josh Davis is member of the UCO Debate team and a graphic artist at The Vista.

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• Texting is a good thing, so long as it's done in moderation and politely. Many of us have sat down to dinner with a group of friends and had at least one of those friends begin to receive or send text messages as dinner discussion begins. Nothing says, "I don't really care what you are saying" more than looking down at your phone and talking to somebody else. We plan parties, schedule dates, arrange meeting places, discuss scores and talk about other people, all through text messaging. I went to dinner for one of my friend's birthday parties and there were over 30 people crammed into the backroom of the Olive

Garden. It was raining out-

side, so everyone stayed as long as possible. My friend is several years younger than me, and has a wide spectrum of friends, ranging in ages from high school to college. Of course, the table was split. One side was the older, college generation and the other side was the high school. One by one the chairs began to fill and I found myself directly in the middle of the table. It wasn't too long until the younger crowd became bored of each other and pulled out their Macbooks in the middle of Olive Garden. They thought playing The Jonas Brothers for everyone in the restaurant to hear would be a good idea, but I am pretty sure it was a college student who

encouraged it. Once the meal arrived the laptops were put away, but were being rapidly replaced by cell phones drawn from pockets and purses. At one period of time, every person there had his or her cell phone out texting someone. Most people finished with their meal quickly, but it was still raining, and I found myself thinking, "Finally, we can actually talk to each other." But, slowly, two-by-two guests pulled away from the table

into separate conversations. There were never more than two people talking to each other at any given time. The two girls next to me were talking about what Jimmy had said in one of his text messages earlier in the night. The guy at the end of the table was, no joke, smacking his gum, texting and singing The Jonas Brothers all at the same

time. Next to him was the poor sap who was in the middle of trying to tell him something, but it was no use. It was like he was talking to a saturated sponge. It made me sick. I think it is weird that when we are face-to-face with each other, we can't seem to find intelligible words, but once that same person walks away and sends you a text message, and suddenly everything else is dropped to respond. What is even more frightening is that even though the college side of the table behaved a little more appropriately, I couldn't help but think that the high-schoolers to my right were one day going to replace us collegegoers. Yes, we grew up with technology, too, but not like these kids did. No wonder our government is falling apart. They don't receive text messages.

Nothing says, "I don't really care what you are saying" more than looking down at your phone and talking to somebody else.

Palin did more than hold her own Friday The heat is on in the race for the presidency. You do not want to miss your chance to have a say in this defining election. Friday, Oct. 10 is the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 4 general election. So many issues of great importance will confront our *next president. For the last few months, the state of the American economy has weighed heavy on peoples' minds. In a refreshing illustration of bipartisan efforts last Wednesday, the Senate voted 74 to 25 in favor of the Emergency Financial Stabilization Act. The house followed, passing HR 1424 with a vote of 263 to 171 in favor, and the president shortly thereafter signed the bill. This kind of bipartisanship is exactly what the American people can expect to find in a McCainPalin administration. After Palin gave what some considered being a lackluster interview with

Katie Couric, the media had its feeding frenzy. Shortly before the vice presidential debate, it was released that Gwen Ifill, the moderator of the debate, would be publishing a book entitled "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of

has the professorial Obama scratching his head, it has many Americans on their feet. One of the more informative questions of the debate is when Gwen Ifill asked Joe Biden if increased taxes for those

On what planet is punishing those who are productive and profitable by imposing a much higher tax fair? Obama" set to hit shelves inauguration day. More than 69 million viewers tuned in to see if the Alaska Governor could hold her own against Washington veteran, Joe

Biden. The answer was not only "yes," but "you're darn right!" Gov. Palin showed her knowledge of the facts while speaking to every day Americans. While PalM's "hockey mom — six pack Joe" style

making over $250,000, and tax cuts for those making

under that amount would qualify for class warfare. Biden's response: it is only fair. Out of all the answers that could be given, this has to be the most laughable. On what planet is punishing those who are productive and profitable by imposing a much higher tax fair? Joe Biden has even gone so far to say that paying

higher taxes is actually patriotic. Sarah Palin responded to this statement saying, "In the middle class of America which is where Todd and I have been all of our lives, that's not patriotic. Patriotic is saying, government, you know, you're not always the solution. In fact, too often you're the problem so, government, lessen the tax burden and on our families and get out of the way and let the private sector and our families grow and

thrive and prosper." With the economic stabilization package passed and signed, and a reenergizing performance by Palin at the vice presidential debates, the last four weeks of the presidential race look to be very close. Make sure your voice is heard by registering by Oct. 10, and voting on Nov. 4. Bonnie Brown, Senior, Economics

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"Oodles 07 Noodles" a success By Lauren Lubbers

Staff Writer

Greek Life at UCO is well known for their philanthropic and fundraising events around campus. These events get other students actively involved with issues such as the environment and the local community. Each chapter's foundation raises money for both national and local causes such as medical research in Diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and Hemophilia. Oct. 1 marked Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority's Annual Philanthropic event, "Oodles 0' Noodles." Contributions were made to the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation to help raise money to support diabetes research, education and awareness. The sorority welcomed over 600 individuals into their home for an all you can eat spaghetti dinner which included salad, breadsticks, desserts and pink lemonade. "Oodles 0' Noodles is a great philanthropic event. Everyone had a blast while donating their money to [a] good cause," Nancy Pham, Alpha Gamma Delta member, said. Along with a home cooked meal, they also provided entertainment fortheir. guests. The local , ar6a" . 14,(antli The Spalding-; Brothers, traveled to Edmond and performed in the backyard of Alpha Gamma Delta house. The event made for a fun and successful night. "Oodles Of Noodles was a blast," Julia Galletti, sorority member, said. "Everyone talked, ate and just hung out with one another and it was a great opportunity to meet new people." For more information about Greek Philanthrophy Calendar and Events call the Greek Life Office at (405) 9742580.

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The second Miss Asian UCO fundraising fashion show was in full effect Friday night at Constitution Hall. The money raised will be used towards the scholarship award for the 2009 Miss Asian UCO.

Miss Asian UCO raises money through show By Lauren Lubbers

Staff Writer

UCO's second Miss Asian UCO fundraising fashion show took place Friday night in Constitution Hall. Miss Asian UCO, Sophia Chung, coordinated this year's event, which helps to bring awareness to the pageant and also helps to raise proceeds used towards the scholarship award for the 2009 Miss Asian UCO. Tickets for the show were $3 in advance or $5 at the door. "I hope people had a lot of fun, enjoyed, know

school. While she resided English and Korean. there her mother kept beg- She was raised speakging her to come home and ing Korean as her first language. She said she attend college, she said. "My mom wanted me is learning Japanese and to go to [the Univeristy of writes Arabic. When school or her Oklahoma] but I grew up in Norman, so I wanted leadership , responsibilito go somewhere else. She ties do not occupy her, she mentioned UCO and here I. enjoys reading and surfing You tube. am. Chung said after gradu"I love it and haven't looked back since. It's close ation she looks forwarding to home but not too close," to traveling the world. "I want to go back to Chung said. She said UCO is a spe- Korea, travel and see the cial place for her fam- world. I want to learn their ily, as her parents met in lifestyle and cultures." During her reign, Chung Edmond while attending was involved with many school here. Chung said she speaks on campus clubs, where

she met a lot of people and worked to make the fashion show a tradition. "I can't wait to crown the next queen," Chung said. Her reign will end the middle of next month when she crowns the next queen. Chung said she hoped to assist the new Miss Asian UCO by providing her with advice and helping to bring more awareness of the pageant. "My whole reign has been so awesome," Chung said. The application deadline for Miss Asian UCO is today and the pageant will be held on Nov. 15.

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about the pageant, bring cultural awareness and to learn about over 21 Asian style," Chung said. Only nine ladies participated in last year's pageant, she said. Several participants that were in the fashion show are running for Miss Asian UCO. "They now know exactly what it will be like during the pageant," Chung said. Chung, a sophomore Graphic Design major, was crowned last year, when she was a freshman. A native of Norman, Chung moved to Florida after graduating high

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UCO's Housing Activities Council held the annual Rock the Block from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. this past Thursday. This year the proceeds from the purchase of entry bracelets for food and drinks went to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The bracelets sold for $3 and t-shirts for the event were $5. Many businesses contributed to the event, including Moe's Southwestern Grill, Jimmy John's, Pizza Hut, On the Border Mexican Grill and Pei Wei Asian Diner. Other booths offered alternative choices such as snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn and drinks. Tricycles and a dunking booth served as attractions for Rock the Block. Live music was provided by the rock groups The Classic Crime and the Set Forth. The Classic Crime hails from Seattle, and is signed

with indie record label Tooth and Nail Records, home of other underground groups such as Copeland, The Almost, Emery and Underoath. The Classic Crime's albums include "The Albatross and The Silver Cord", which was released in July. Set Forth comes from Colorado, and Steve Melton, the bands lead vocalist, is originally from Tulsa. The band played the 'songs from their self-titled EP, which was released earlier this year. The , musical performances started at 7 p.m. and lasted until 9 p.m. Students could buy merchandise of the bands' including t-shirts and posters. "I feel that the event went off great," Housing Activities Council President, Kris Graham said. "There were many more students than last year, and we also sold out of t-shirts and writs bands, which can't be better."

Other Awareness Events A presentation of "Breast Exposed with the

Susan G. Komen Foundation," a program that explores the Susan G. Komen Foundation and breast 'cancer, including a survivor who will share her story, will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Room 213, Communication. The event is part of VV.O.M.E.N.'s Breast Cancer Awareness Week, Oct. 8-15. Other events for the week will include the "Exceptional Women Brunch" from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Oct 9, in the Heritage Room, Nigh University Center, and the "Breast Health Giveaways" including health kits, information and other products, from 9 Friday, Oct. 10, Nigh University Center food court. The "Breast Health Giveaways" including health kits, information and other products, from 9 a.m.-1p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, Nigh University Center food court.


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"The market view is shifting from looking just at the misery of the financial sector to the global economy," said Georges Ugeux, chairman and chief executive of New Yorkbased Galileo Global Advisors. "There are enough indication that two things are happening: The crisis is spreading to other sectors, and that it is becoming global." Ugeux believes Monday's rout had little to do with any short-term problems facing the market, such as paralyzed credit markets or ailing financial companies. He believes that, regardless of the late-day rebound in stocks, "the reaction is clearly giving a downtrend and that there is a lack of confidence of investors into the future growth of the U.S. and the world economy." The Dow fell as much as 800.06, then recovered in erratic trading to a loss of 369.88, or 3.58 percent, to close at 9,955.50, closing below 10,000 for the first time since Oct. 26, 2004. The Dow surpassed its previous record for a one-day point decline — 778, which the blue chips suffered a week ago when investors feared the bailout package might not pass Congress. The Dow is down 30 percent from its peak a year ago this week, when it traded as high 14,198.09. Broader indexes also tumbled. The Standard & Poor's 500 index shed 42.34, or 3.85 percent, to 1,056.89; and the Nasdaq composite index fell 84.43, or 4.34 percent, to 1,862.96. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies dropped 23.49, or 3.79 percent, to 595.91. In Asia, the Nikkei 225 closed 4.25 percent lower. Europe's stock markets also declined, with the FTSE-100 down 5.77 percent, Germany's DAX down 7.07 percent, and France's CAC-40 down 9.04 percent. The global sell-off came after governments across Europe rushed to prop up failing banks, while the governments of Germany, Ireland and Greece also said they would guarantee bank deposits. As the U.S. tries to repair its battered banking system, the German government and financial industry agreed on a $68 billion bailout for commercial-property lender Hypo Real Estate Holding AG. And France's BNP Paribas agreed to acquire a 75 percent stake in Fortis's Belgium bank after a government rescue failed. The Fed_ also took fresh steps Monday to help ease. creriit markets. The central bank said Monday it will begin paying interest on commercial banks' reserves and will expand its loan program to squeezed banks. Joseph V. Battipaglia, chief investment officer at Ryan Beck & Co., said government intervention certainly might help. However, he believes investors are sensing that what's happening in the economy is a shift in the extent to which consumers and businesses take on debt, a change that will take years to play out. "This is a global deleveraging of many economies," he said. "It might appear that you're going into the abyss where the economy grinds to a halt and the financial system goes into complete disarray. But, what the market is really reading here is that this is a global phenomenon, and when you delever like this, it is a process that takes a very long period of time measured in years, not quarters." The anxiety was again obvious in the credit markets. The yield on the threemonth Treasury bill fell to 0.43 percent from late Friday at 0.50 percent. Demand for bills remains high because of their safety; investors are willing to take extremely low returns just to have their money in a secure place. Investors also moved into longer-term Treasury bonds. The yield on the 10-year note fell to 3.47 percent from 3.60 percent late Friday Anthony Sabino, a professor of law and business at St. John's University in New York, said the "market is displaying one of its worst traits with a herd mentality, and investors have an appetite for feeding on fear." He cautions that, while there are deep economic and financial problems being faced, it is still not a nightmare scenario. "Most certainly, this is not the Great Depression of the 1930s, but (is like) the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s — and we bailed them out," he said. "Once people catch their breath, they'll see this is the proper analogy and this will breathe life back into banking institutions." But, most analysts believe that there will be no quick fixes to the current financial crisis. Ryan Jacob, portfolio manager for the Jacob Internet Fund, said he's sensing the market might be getting closer to a short-term bottom but that problems for the economy likely will persist. He said the passage of the bailout package, billionaire investor Warren Buffett's investment last week in General Electric Co. and even a skirmish between Wells Fargo & Co. and Citigroup Inc. over control of Wachovia Corp. are positive signs. "We've had some positive anecdotal events in the last week so it's making me a little bit more confident," Jacob said. "These are all signs that make it more likely than not that we're trying to find a near-term bottom."

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Running short on time, John McCain has the most riding on the second presidential debate, though Barack Obama will be out of his scripted comfort zone in the town hall-style confrontation. It could be ugly if Monday's tussling is any indication. Tuesday night's debate comes exactly four weeks before Election Day with a lot going on both inside and outside the campaign: Polling shows Obama approaching the 270 Electoral College votes needed for victory, Wall Street is tumbling even further and both candidates are escalating character attacks. Their target audience in the debate: the roughly 10 percent of the electorate who are undecided and an additional quarter who say they might still change their minds before Nov. 4. The debate, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., is supposed to be divided equally between the economy and foreign policy, but given the global financial turmoil, economic questions may well dominate. In Florida, GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin raised Obama's ties to 1960s-era radical William Ayers and to the Democrat's former pastor, the incendiary Rev. Jeremiah Wright. In New Mexico, McCain, himself asked, "Who is the real Senator Obama," referred to him critically as a "Chicago politician" and argued that the Democrat says one thing

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Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., participates in a rally with his wife Cindy in Albuquerque, N.M., Monday, Oct. 6, 2008.

and does another. Obama, in turn, asserted in North Carolina that McCain was engaging "in the usual political shenanigans and smear tactics" to distract from economic issues, even as his own aides in Chicago assailed the Republican nominee for "an angry tirade" and went after him for his role in the 1980s Keating Five savings and loan scandal. McCain, a fourterm Arizona senator, is trailing in polls and facing dwindling options to thwart Democrat Obama in an enormously troublesome political landscape for Republicans. Obama, the first-term Illinois senator, wants to solidify his lead and avoid any major debate misstep that could set him back in his quest to become the country's first black president. Each hunkered down with top aides over the weekend to prepare, McCain at his vacation compound near Sedona, Ariz., Obama in the western mountains of newly competitive North Caro-

lina. In the 90-minute debate, NBC newsman Tom Brokaw will facilitate questions from the audience as tens of millions of viewers tune in from across the country. "Generally, the stakes in this are higher for McCain," said Phil Musser, a former executive director of the Republican Governors Association. "It's probably one of the last and most important opportunities for him to lay out an economic vision that resonates with middle America in a format that lends itself to doing just that." But Republicans and Democrats alike say even a strong McCain performance may not be enough. "McCain can win the debate, but the trajectory of this election would not be fundamentally altered unless Obama also made a pretty dramatic and serious mistake," said Chris Lehane, a Democratic strategist in Vice President Al Gore's 2000 campaign.

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UCO pulls surprise win over Southwest Baptist By Kaylea Brooks Sports Editor

The Bronchos beat the Bearcats, 43-40, on the road, in a close game Saturday night, putting UCO at 2-4 for this football season. UCO started off strong by scoring the first touchdown at 2:35 in the first quarter. Quarterback Brandon Noohi made the twoyard run in for the touchdown, and Chad Susman kicked for an extra point. The Bearcats kicked a field goal at the beginning of the second quarter, and seconds later the Broncho's Ryan Gallimore made a 95-yard kickoff return, putting the score 13-3. Later in that quarter, the Bearcats scored a touchdown and an extra point, making them only three points behind the Bronchos. UCO failed to score the rest of the period and Southwest Baptist took the lead at the end of the first half with a touchdown and an extra point with 23 seconds left in the half. UCO rallied together and came out strong in the third quarter with a 67-yard touchdown pass from Noohi to Gallimore, and an extra point by Susman at 13:20. At 13:00 in the quarter, Jermelle Cudjo got a safety. Southwest Baptist reclaimed the lead

just minutes later by recovering a fumble and scoring, the score being 22-23. The Bearcats kicked a 28-yard field goal in effort to put room between themselves and UCO. The Bronchos scored at the end of third with a 25-yard run by Da'Marean Pullen and an extra point by Susman. Gallimore scored from a 29-yard pass right off the bat in the last quarter and Susman once again scored an extra point. This put the Bronchos 10 points ahead of the Bearcats. But, Southwest Baptist refused to give up and scored off a fumble recovery and earned an extra point as well. Kendall Hendricks scored a touchdown with a 21-yard pass from Brandon Noohi and Susman kicked an extra point. With the score 43-33, the Bearcats scored one last touch down and extra point in By Vista Photographer Chris Albers effort to catch the Bronchos. Quarterback Brandon Noohi sets up to pass during the Broncho's Sept. 13 game against UCO improved with 363 net yards pass- Texas A&M Kingsville. The Bronchos had a close win of 43-40 at last weekends game ing and 117 net yards rushing for a total of against Southwest Baptist. 480 offensive yards. Noohi completed 63 percent of his passes, 22 out of 35. one touchdown. Howeth, Terry Hardeman, Jermelle Cudjo, Out of the 117 yards rushed, Pullen On the defensive side, Matt Gates Herbert Byrd, and Mike Reed all had one rushed 157 yards, with only 5 lost. topped the charts with 10 tackles, followed sack. Gallimore was the star offensively, receiv- by Marcus Martinez, T.J. Shaw, and K.C. The Bronchos will be facing Southeastern ing 180 yards and having two touchdowns. Asiodu with 6 tackles. Oklahoma at home this Saturday at 6 p.m. Hendricks had 124 yards in receiving and Martinez had three sacks, and Micach

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Wichita, Kan.

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Denton, Texas

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Commerce, Texas

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10/10/2008

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UCO Volleyball girls celebrate after a good run during a scrimmage at Hamilton Field House.

UCO volleyball improves at tournament TOPEKA, Kan. (Oct. 4) — Another day, another split for Central Oklahoma in the Lady Blues Fall Classic here Saturday. The Bronchos hit a season-high .343 in a 25-19, 25-15, 25-14 rout of Fort Hays State in the afternoon before dropping a 25-22, 23-25, 25-13, 25-16 decision to host and No. 9-ranked Washburn in the tournament finale. UCO, which lost to No. 11 Emporia State and beat Missouri Western on Friday, is now 10-13 on the year. "We played pretty well today and I was really proud of our effort," UCO coach Jeff Boyland said. "We took it to Fort Hays and had a great offensive showing and we played Washburn as tough as anybody did this weekend." The Bronchos had 44 kills and just nine errors in 102 attacks against FHSU, led by

Jessica Legako's .533 effort as she had nine kills and only one error in 15 attacks while adding three blocks. Kim Iten, Meaghan Wedberg mand Courtney Whitlow had seven kills apiece for UCO, with Iten adding 10 digs and four service aces, Eight service errors hurt the Bronchos in the loss to Washburn, though Wilson had 16 nine digs and Wedberg 12 kills with 0.440 hitting percentage and 29 assists. The Bronchos also got 30 digs from Sarah Niles and 15 from Iten, while Legako recorded six blocks. Wedberg and Wilson were both named to the all-tournament team for UCO, which returns to action next week with Lone Star Conference matches at Texas A&M-Kingsville and Tarleton State.

Central's double tennis team knocked out of regional playoff ABILENE, Texas — Central Oklahoma had its last two participants eliminated from the Wilson/ITA South Central Regional Tennis Tournament Saturday when the doubles team of Lacy Caldwell and Audrey Donovan were knocked out in the quarterfinals. Caldwell and Donovan won two matches Friday to make advance; routing Tarleton State's Michaela Romanova /Agata Jaskova 6-0, 6-3 in the first round before pulling out a wild 7-6, 4-6, 15-13 triumph over Northwest Missouri's Veronica Gil-Gastilla Pendrak in the round of 16. Abilene Christian's top-seeded team of Irene Squillaci and Jaclyn Walker ended the UCO duo's run with a 7-6, 6-2 triumph in the quarterfinals.

UCO's other doubles team of Amy Cabato and Julie Vo were beaten in the first round, dropping a tough 2-6, 6-1, 10-8 decision to Trang LeNguyen and Abbey Sharpe of Washburn. The Bronchos also had four players in the singles portion of the tournament, with Donovan and Vo both winning their firstround matches before being ousted. Donovan knocked off Janelle Otero of St. Edward's 6-3, 6-0 in her first match before falling to East Central's Claudia Gamarra 6-3, 6-4, while Vo blistered Northwest Missouri's Brittney Browning 6-0, 6-1 in the opening round before losing to Mary Bain of St. Edward's 6-3, 6-1. Cabato and Julia Shviadok both lost their first-round singles matches.

Istrate and Berko shine at OSU Jamboree S IiLLWATER, Okla. — Another top-10 Junior Evelyn Berko also ran a fine finish by sophomore sensation Mina Istrate race, finishing 15th with a 19:39 clockpaced Central Oklahoma at the prestigious ing. Freshmen Heather Braley (78th) and Cowboy Jamboree here Saturday, though Kaleigh Key (83rd) had solid finishes for the the Bronchos once again couldn't Bronchos. qualify for the team standings. "We ran well in one of the best meets in UCO had just four healthy runners, the this part of the country," UCO coach J.D. second week in a row the Bronchos didn't, Martin said. "Alina and Evelyn both did have at least five individuals needed to a great job and were right in the thick of it count in the team race. and I liked the way the two freshmen comIstrate toured the tough 5,000-meter peted." course in 18:59 to finish eighth out of 218 The Bronchos aren't scheduled to return runners in the college/junior college por- to action until going to Fayetteville, Ark. on tion of the meet, the third time in four races Oct. 18 for the Chile Pepper Festival. that she's placed in the top 10.

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Abilene, Texas

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San Angelo, Texas

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The University of Central Oklahoma's student voice since 1903.