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rom 2007, student enrollment has decreased, but only by a handful of people. In 2007, enrollment was 15,753. This year, enrollment is 15,724. Over the past five years, enrollment has increased by 0.9 percent. -page 3

Help for stress With midterms and quizzes in full swing, it's not hard to believe some students are feeling overwhelmed. UCO's Student Counseling Center will sponsor a free "Kick Test Anxiety Workshop" from noon until 1 p.m. today in Room 419 of the Nigh University Center. Students will learn how to cope with stress, fear and anxiety in the new Stress Reduction Clinic. Page 3

UCOSA meets to discuss plans The University of Central Oklahoma Student Association responded to concerns of the student body by creating a set of goals for the 08 — 09 academic year. During the Oct. 8 UCOSA meeting, cabinet members announced the goals they plan to accomplish on campus and how they intend to implement them. Page 3

Features Appreciating what we have This past week you may have noticed a great number of shacks around Broncho Lake. These shacks consisted of 26 teams of students who spent the week living as if they were homeless. Page 5

Bronchos win 41-7 UCO football stole the wind from The Storm in a 41-7 blowout Saturday night, putting the Bronchos at 3-4 for the season.

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Arrests Gold-medalist continues training made in student's murder By Andrew Knittle Senior Reporter

Although the case has taken a few twists and turns in the eight-plus weeks since the murder of 20-year-old UCO student Anthony Parks in Del City, police seem to be close to rounding up a trio of suspects in the July 31 slaying. Over t h e Quashay Waters weekend, Del City police arrested Anthony Hopkins, 30, and Quashay Waters, 21, booking the pair on first-degree murder and robbery charges. The pair was transported to the Oklahoma County jail to await trial, police said. Another man, 21-year-old Hardy Robinson, is believed to have driven the getaway vehicle and police are currently searching for him. According to police, Robinson will also face murder and robbery charges. According to police reports, Parks and his girlfriend were robbed as they sat in an SUV outside of the girlfriend's residence. At some point after the robbery Parks was shot and later died from his wounds, police said. Just days earlier, authorities believed Nicco Barnett, an 18-year-old Oklahoma City man and the suspected killer of exotic dancer Vanessa Swaissi, had killed Parks on the same night that Swaissi was murdered. Barnett was later cleared in the Parks murder after further investigation, but he still faces murder and robbery charges in the death of Swaissi, police said. Parks, who grew up in Del City, was a performance major and dreamed of a career as a jazz musician, David Hanan, associate director of bands at UCO, said Monday. "He was a good player," Hanan said. "For me, he was a hard worker. Always prepared, always ready to go to work."

see Arrests, page 5

by vista photographerChris Albers

Two-time Paralympian gold-medalist Roderick Green trains Tuesday in front of Hamilton Field house. UCO is an official training ground for the Paralympics.

UCOSA Tobacco Forum What? UCOSA and Student Body President John BobbSemple are offering students, facultyand staffthe opportunity to voice their opinion on a proposed tobacco ban for the campus at a town hall forum. When? Tuesday, October 14 at 7 p.m. Where? Heritage Room, Nigh University Center Following the forum students will be able to vote on the proposed ban via UConnect from Oct. 20-22.

by Vista photographer Chris Albers

Student Body President John Bobb-Semple held an executive meeting Wednesday with his executive cabinet to talk about initiatives through the remainder of the school year.

Wellness Center given $500 By Laura Hoffert Senior Reporter

The Southwest College Health Association awarded a $500 grant to UCO in recognition for leadership in promoting campus health during the association's annual meeting, which was held Oct. 5 through Oct. 7 in Austin, Texas. The $500 grant, which was awarded for Best Practice or Program for a Student Group, will be used for tobacco programs including prevention, termination and policies for its usage on campus grounds. UCO Student Robin Chipman nominated the Community Health Club; she serves as the Community Health Club Senator for the UCO Student Association. At the meeting, individuals who promote and provide their university or college with health

care programs met to discuss their successes and present programs to illustrate how their programs help students. The Wellness . Center staff officially launched UCO Healthy - Campus in March 2008. The Assistant Director of Fitness and Health Promotion Danielle Dill was elected to the office of SWCHA Secretary/ Treasurer. "Jo McGuffin, Director of University Health Services nominated [me] for the Secretary/Treasure position," Dill said. "There was an online voting opportunity for SWCHA members as well has a traditional paper pencil vote during the SWCHA annual meeting," she said. Dill won against a contestant from the University of TexasTyler and will now be in charge of preparing SWCHA

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budget reports and delivering an annual financial report to the membership at the annual meeting. Dill traveled with other Wellness Center employees Tim Woods, the Health Education coordinator, James Allen, the assistant director of Health Promotion and Programs, Jo McGuffin, the director of University Health Services and Renee Francis, a registered nurse to present a program entitled "Leveraging Resources for Early and Sustainable Campus Impact." The presentation described how UCO's Healthy Campus 2010 could be used as a model for both large universities and small colleges. The members described how creating partnerships inside the campus and throughout the community are beneficial to everyone involved.


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FEATURE Campus Notes Want to contribute to The Vista?

The Vista

Schedule of Events

UCO Jazz Lab UCO Vocal Jazz: UCO Jazz Lab, Special

Event, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14

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!

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

Voter Education Forum, Oct. 15

Marcy Priest: Singer-Songwriter, UCO Jazz

Carol Morris, training coordinator at the Oklahoma State Election Board, will present a voter education forum from noon- 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Carl Albert Room, Nigh University Center. All are invited. Morris will show sample ballots, discuss early voting and absentee ballots, and answer questions. The forum is sponsored by the NAACP and the American Democracy Project. For more information, contact Raychelle Breaux, Miss Black UCO and Miss Black Oklahoma USA, at rhayes13@uco.edu or Patti Loughlin, Ph.D. and coordinator of the American Democracy Project, at ploughlin@uco.edu or 974-5491.

The Jazz Company featuring Brian Gorrell 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

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

to 10:30 p.m., $7 adults, $5 children 12 and younger. Saturday, Oct. 18 UCO Jazz Combos: UCO Jazz Lab, Special

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

Lab, 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Special Event Tuesday, Oct. 21

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p.m. to 10:30 p.m., $7 adults, $5 children 12 and younger. Saturday, Oct. 25 Shades of Blue/Airforce Jazz Ensemble: Big Band: Free, Jazz, UCO Jazz Lab 8 p.m.

to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 Toast to the Maestro: Special Event, For Information: 974-3700

Thursday, Oct. 30

For tickets, contact the Jazz Lab:

(405) 359-7989 100 E. 5th, Edmond, OK 73034/www.ucojazzlab.com

Silent Display, Domestic/Dating Violence, Oct. 20 The Oklahoma, Coalition Against DomestiCir 'Violence and Sexual Assault will place red mannequins around Broncho Lake Oct. 20. Each mannequin represents an Oklahoman who died as a result of domestic violence. The Violence Prevention Project will be there to distribute information about domestic/dating violence survivors.

Election Dates to Know

Film Presentation Oct. 20 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.

Passport program presents "Mr. Boo meets Pam Pom "

Emergency Management will screen "Shots Fired on Campus: When Lightning Strikes" on the hour from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in Room 322, Nigh University Center. All are invited. To schedule a viewing, contact Norman Nieves at 974-2219 or emergencymanagement@uco.edu .

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. 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 .

From the Associated Press

Pooh characters adorn vacant house in Flint, Michigan FLINT, Mich. -- Characters from the beloved story of Winnie the Pooh are brightening one of the many vacant homes in the struggling industrial city of Flint. Twenty-year-old Kristina Pringle has a sketch pad full of cartoon characters. Since August, she's been applying her hobby to beautifying an unoccupied house near her own home, painting Winnie's friends on the boarded-up windows. "I'd like to make my street better, for sure," Pringle said. "And drawing is something I like to do." She was recruited by Art Wenzlaff, community relations director of the nearby International Academy of Flint charter school. Hoping to beautify the neighborhood, he used donations and grant money to supply Pringle and other volunteers with art supplies.

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. -- Police in North Carolina say a woman hunting rats on her property caused a scare at a neighboring public school. The Times-News of Hendersonville reported Friday that a bus driver saw the woman and officials thought she was an armed student on school property. So they kept students and staff inside the Balfour Education Center for,..a ut an hour until pc:44 mined she "waste t 7)!Orgr, Authorities -St 'y "the woman wasn't on school property, wasn't doing anything wrong and had a rifle to shoot rats. She wasn't identified.

Nationalities) will host the Passionately Pink for the Cure Reception at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Heritage Room, Nigh University Center. Winners of the Breast Cancer Awareness Week office decorating contest and Passionately Pink for the Cure will be announced. For more information, contact Kendra Smith, president of W.O.M.E.N., at ksmith88@ ucok.edu .

Screening of "Shots Fired," set for Oct. 23

News of the strange

Rat-hunting woman causes NC school lockdown

`Passionately Pink for the Cure' Reception, Oct. 15 W.O.M.E.N. (Women of Many Ethnic

7 p.m. to 8:50 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, Pegasus Theater "Mr. Boo Meets Pom Pom," The third movie in the Pom Porn comedy series from the 1980s. Pom Pom means "supernaturally brave artillery," but here the Pom Porn duo are inept police officers along the lines of the Pink Panther series' Inspecter Clousseau. Micheal tfui, who plays the brilliant but domestically-challenged forensic investigator Mr. Boo, was most recently seen a the host of the Hong Kong version of "Deal or No Deal."

Odds & Ends/

from the Oklahoma State Election Board

Election Day: Tues, Nov. 4

Oklahoma Voter Registration Deadline Has Passed 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.

Clothing Drive for YWCA Shelter Underway 11.V.

UCO's Violence Prevention Project is collecting thrOggh Oct. 30 new articles of clothing such as sweatpants, sport bras, undergarments and T-shirts for sexual assault survivors. ThOe and other items will be donated to the YWCA shelter. Donation items may be placed in the purple box outside room 113 in the Nigh University Center. Contact Kathryn W. Toahty at 974-2224 for more information. New version of TheVistaOnline.com ... Coming Soon!

A built-in deal: Free house, if you'll haul it off KAYSVILLE, Utah -- Is the credit crunch keeping you from getting a home loan? Well, here's a little beauty you can have for free. You just have to pay to haul it away. Jacquie Jones of Kaysville, Utah, is offering a threebedroom brick bungalow built in 1910. She says the home has to make way for new houses she's building on the lot. She says the home was featured in one of the "Benji" movies and an episode of "Touched By An Angel." She would rather give it away than see it bulldozed. She says it would cost at least $18,000 to lift the house and take the garage, more depending on the distance of the move.

Lump sum too big a gamble for $42M lottery winner LANSING, Mich. -- A winner of a $42 million Mega Millions jackpot in Michigan may do something almost unheard of: receive the money in installments rather than getting a smaller, one-time cash payment. The winner of the Oct. 3 jackpot indicated a preference for taking the annuity. State lottery spokeswoman Andi Brancato says she can't remember a Mega Millions winner in Michigan ever doing that since the game was launched in 2002. The winner will be announced Friday at a news conference. Lottery winners typically take a lump-sum payment with plans to invest it, but confidence in the market has dropped with the current financial crisis. The Dow has lost nearly 40 percent since closing at its all-time high a year ago.


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NEWS

The Vista

Enrollment drops, but only by a handful By Jana Davis Co-Editor

Fall Enrollment Trends

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rom 2007, student enrollment has decreased, but only by a handful ofpeople. In 2007, enrollment was 15,753. This year, enrollment is 15,724. Over the past five years, enrollment has increased by 0.9 percent. The breakdown of the ethnicity comparison for UCO is as follows: Caucasian students total 60.7 percent of the total students, AfricanAmerican students total 9.3 percent, 5.1 percent are American Indian, 3.3 percent are Asian and Hispanics total 3.8 percent. The total of full-time men is 4,216 for fall 2008, whereas for women it is 5,951. The total for men full-time and part-time status is 6,350. Women full-time and part-time status is slightly higher at 9,374.

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Specific trends and facts The feshmen total headcount for fall 2008 is at 27 percent, only one percent lower than that of seniors. "You always have your largest drop from your freshman to your sophomore year. We get over the course of the year almost 3,000 transfer students. Transfer students have a higher success rate than first time freshmen," Jerry Legere, associate vice president of enrollment management and registrar, said. The Office of Institutional Research has also compared the five percent difference of individual majors. Some of the major increases have been a 44.2 percent increase in finance. Human environmental service majors have increased by 30.5 percent. Nursing has also increased by 33.7 percent.

Source: The Office of Institutional Research

Pull away from the stress today at noon By Laura Hoffert

Senior Reporter

With midterms and quizzes in full swing, it's not hard to believe some students are feeling overwhelmed. UCO's Student Counseling Center will sponsor a free "Kick Test Anxiety Workshop" from noon until 1 p.m. today in Room 419 of the Nigh University Center. Students will learn how to cope with stress, fear and anxiety in the new Stress Reduction Clinic. The American Institute of Stress claims 75 to 90 percent of the visits made by college students to primary care physicians result from stress or stress related disorders. The Princeton Review also cites college stressors to cause fatigue, acid reflux and even hair

Photo illustration by Chris Albers

loss. Most students can become physically ill from stress because it has a negative impacton, the immune system. Because of these problems, students tend to struggle with exams and assignments, which affect their overall course grade. Students who attend the workshop will learn breathing techniques and be given software to learn how their bodies react to stress and how to combat the anxiety. The software and devices given at the clinic allow users to see how mismanaged stress is affecting them internally. The devices enable students to see their heart rhythm patterns in real time on the computer screen and when their heart rate is increased, users begin to realize the physical toll

stress is taking on their bodies. UCO's 2007 "State of the Campus Health Report" 32 percent of students reported stress as a cause that had negatively impacted their academic success, followed by cold /flu / sore throats at 27 percent, sleep difficulties at 25 percent and concern for a friend or family member at 20 percent. Also listed were depression, anxiety, or Seasonal Affective Disorder at 16 percent, Internet use/computer games 12 percent, death of a friend /family member at 11 percent and sinus infection /ear infection/ bronchitis / strep throat at 11 percent, most of which can cause stress or be a result of stress. ,

"Students who attend the workshop will learn breathing techniques and be given software to learn how their bodies react to stress and how to combat the anxiety."

UCO's Student Counseling Center will sponsor a "Kick Test Anxiety Workshop" today from noon until 1 p.m. in Room 419 of the Nigh University Center.

UCOSA meets to set goals

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The University of Pentral Oklahoma Student Association resp&ded to concerns of the student body by creating a set of goals for the 08 — 09 academic ycar. , During the Oct. 8 UCOSArdeetitig, cabinet members announced the ,goals they plan to accomplish on campus and how they intend to implement them. ; Cr In the organization's 1 I tit.' year of the current format, UCOSA is hoping to set the standard of professiorplism and getting representation involvemeht4OM ihe student body. "We need to talk to as many students as we can," UCOSA President John Bobb-Semple said. Some major accomplishments the members are pursuing are a commitment from the university to build a student union and extending library hours.

Other goals presented during the meeting include adding more call boxes and surveillance cameras, parking shuttles, and a campus wide tobacco ban. "We are behind them (student body), not against them," Bobb-Semple said. UCO has had a student governing body voice since the 1970's. Students can be involved by visiting the UCOSA office in room 148 in Nigh University Center. "Due process is available for all students," Bobb-Semple said. There are still spots available in the House of Representatives for anyone wanting to participate. Also, there are several committees that give students the opportunity to be involved. A Tobacco Forum will be meeting at 7p.m. Oct. 14 in the Heritage Room of the Nigh University Center. The forum will provide an explanation on what the tobacco ban is and an opportunity for students to voice their opinions.


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OPINION

The Vista

The Vista

SO WHAT THEY'LL DO PAWN IS CALL YA DUMB AND IGNORANT AND A 'HILLBILLY'. . . JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE PRETTY.

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McCain may need a Hail Mary

Jared Aylor

AD SALES Stacy McIntire Tim Cronk

Watching the Red River valry on Saturday, my ptimistic side really came Address letters to: Editor, The Vista, ADMINISTRAT out this past weekend. 100 N. University Dr., Edmond, OK Iwatched the annualrumASSISTANT 73034-5209, or deliver in person to the ble between the University Tresa Berlemann editor in the Communications Buildof Texas—Austin and the ing, Room 107. Letters can be e-mailed ADVISER '1' j r ksii;-University of Oklahoma in to editorial@thevistaonline.com . Kelly S. Wray ; 'ehostile territory: ory: Dallas. '19 L being an optimist, was 2ICI-topeful until the very end BY NELSON SOLOMON at OU would come out on top. Yet, that clearly wasn't opticharacter of Obama? the case. mist in this election, but I'm The release of the This presidential elecfinding it harder and harder "Troopergate" report last tion has been nothing but endless errors from the to defend the McCain cam- week seems to be the final John McCain campaign, paign with their continu- nail in the coffin for the and a miracle play to stop ous negative attacks against McCain / Palin campaign for the White House. Obama's victory seems just Obama. Why are they stealing Palin took her usual as unlikely as OU's chances from Hillary Clinton's playroute of negative attacks in in the final moments of the I have to admit that I, along with probably millions of book? responding to the release game last week. Americans, was disappointed with the last presidential Let's face it, Americans of the report, which repriI understand the McCain debate. I'm also mildly surprised at the lack of student campaign's need to charac- want to hear how these two manded her for abusing her interest. Of course, I can't really be all that shocked — the terize Obama as inexperi- candidates will respond to office as governor in pursuit debate slowly became an unnerving display of outright enced and not the centrist the economic crisis we are of a family feud, according sycophancy.. Judging by Messieurs McCain and Obama, that he claims to be in order currently involved in, not to an article in London's all the viewing public wants is xenophobia tinged with to combat Obama's popu- these guilt by association The Guardian. less-than-subtle flattery. I know I didn't learn much about Palin called the investigalarity, but the strategy is not attacks by McCain, to which either of candidates. I have a funny feeling that was inteneffective in this final month Obama inevitably responds tion a "partisan kind of protional. cess that had been underof campaigning and is hav- to with similar attacks. Look at it this way: Each campaign has spent millions What else does McCain taken by some of the legislaing the opposite effect of of dollars and thousands of man hours (some volunteered have to offer in the final tors who haven't been real attracting voters. and some compensated). The way the candidates behaved I must admit I am still an weeks before Election Day happy with anything that on Tuesday was not an accident. They have been coached besides questioning the to act just so. For example, neither of these potential leaders answered a single damn question. Not a one. When asked something interesting, they reinterpreted it into a something that directly related to their well-established platform. They then reiterated their platform ad nauseum. While it made for a dull debate, I can't quite fault them. Vagrancy and chairs were commonplace games, and few have cell Misdirection is simultaneously fundamental to stage magic homelessness were the in all of the shacks. phones. and public speaking. They obviously can't have all the theme around Broncho Their greatest concern While the idea behind the answers, so they pretend to look like it. I mean seriously, Lake last week as numerous Shack-a-thon is noble, one is where they will sleep someone asked if they could put a dollar amount on some student organizations, can't help but wonder if that night and how and of their plans (health care, I think). Who could do that? I sororities and fraternities these students saw it more what they will feed their know most pundits are equating Obama to Jesus, but even chose to experience the as an extended camping children. he would be stuck on that one. While many of us are hardships of homelessness trip than a chance to So obviously, the candidates knew what they were during UCO's Poverty experience the hardships warm asleep in our doing. This brings up the question: Why did they treat the comfortable beds during the American people like xenophobes? According to them, winter months, the parents BY CARRIE CRONK as an American, all I should care about is that jobs do not of homeless families living get exported. Furthermore, I should think it's a crime to in their car are waking up purchase energy from another country. For some reason, I Awareness Week. of being truly poor. every couple of hours to sincerely doubt the source of our domestic woes is foreign As participants learned Those who are homeless run the heater so frostbite economic aggression. It's strange to hear a Republican -- a to cope with the less-than- experience grave worries won't set in. man who is supposed to be in favor of full trade -- try to desirable conditions of throughout their day. They have no washers stop international competition. I mean, isn't that a funda- living in a makeshift shack I'm not speaking of the and dryers readily available mental part of globalization? You can stop yourself from created from cardboard homeless such as one might to them to wash their changing, but it's a mite more difficult to stop the planet. boxes, tarps and palettes, find under the Interstate-40 clothes or bedding when They must be listening to T. Boone Pickens too much for they did not experience the overpass located just east it becomes wet or slightly their own good. There are a lot of problems in this country; cruel reality of what it truly of the Agnew Avenue and dirty. however, I don't think developing an isolationist economic means to be homeless in Reno Avenue intersection. These families experience policy will help. America. I'm speaking of the feelings of shame because One way or another, the campaign machines have quite On any given day of the families with one or two they are unable to live the an interesting picture of the average American voters. week, participants made parents working multiple American Dream everyday. They're scared of foreign competition, they have no idea use of cell phones, laptop jobs and still unable to They worry about their what global warming is (it involves carbon somehow) and computers, and at least one afford extravagances like children's welfare and they have no sense of personal responsibility whatsoever. industrious team had their rent, utilities, gasoline or whether government It's not exactly a flattering portrait, is it? Of course, maybe television and video games groceries; those families agencies will break apart it's not so inaccurate. Maybe the campaign apparatuses with them to help pass the who have to choosebetween their families. know more about us than we do ourselves. In that case, we time. living in an apartment Other concerns facing all might as well kill ourselves know. If not, I'm sure they'll ;Participants of the teams or living out of their car homeless people include ' Jo do it for us. had other conveniences as and buying food for their violent crimes, lack of q:vell. Items such as junk family and gasoline to get medical care, and general well being. Vanderbilt Aiiisutieirm 'food and soda stashes, to work. In early 1998, while These families have no blanket s, warm clothes, Vanderbilt UniversitK , gleping bags, tables and television, laptops or video I was employed at the

CIRCULATION

The Bottom Line

Chris Albers

Obama and McCain campaigns using similar tactics

I've done along the way as governor." This is not what Americans want to hear in these final weeks of the election cycle. The essence of this election cyde is Americans are looking for change from eight years of Bush polldes and McCain's efforts to distinguish himself from the current president and his pick of Palin are working against him, leading many pundits to call for an Obama landslide. So what should we do for the next few weeks before Nov. 4? We need to educate ourselves on the stances that matter from both Obama's and McCain's points of view, and then decide where we stand, rather than blindly supporting one candidate over the other. McCain has promised to make his campaign more respectful in the next few weeks, but the way it looks right now, the Senator from Illinois will have a different title come January.

As Eye See It: Poverty Week good but flawed

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Myriad Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, one particularly cold morning a homeless man was found drowned in the pond. Other long-time employees informed me it was not uncommon to find homeless people who had drowned in the pond overnight. Spending a week under a tarp with your friends, video games, cell phone and laptop surrounding you does not constitute the reality of the homeless and poverty experience. Anyone who truly wants to see what life is like for the homeless should consider contacting groups such as the Jesus House and volunteering their time. While they won't experience all the grim details, they will get to see first hand the toll homelessness and poverty has taken on these people. The new Vista Web site is coming soon

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CAMPUS QUOTES: "What's your opinion of the potential smoking ban on campus?"

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"If that happens it will be more like high school, being forced not to smoke on campus."

"I think there should be no smoking on campus. I think everyone should voice their opinion at the town hall meeting."

"I think if it passes we should have designated smoking areas."

Anthony McDaid International Communication - Freshman

Colby Robinson

Sayumi Kubo

Rob Doan

Interpersonal Communication - Junior

Broadcast - Senior

Psychology Department

"I'd be for it being that I'm a nonsmoker. It would be nice to have a smoke-free environment"


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NEWS

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Appreciating what we have

"Ancient Meets Urban"

A personal reflection on homelessness By Lauren Lubbers

most people looked at us as they though I only experienced it for a walked by was a bit unusual for me. week, I caught myself wondering how We knew as soon as they saw us they someone could continue to live like dreaded walking by for fear we would that day after day. ask them for money and most people The members of each team packed came up with the funniest excuses to up their belongings and returned home not stop and talk to us. to their beds in their prepaid dorm The way spectators reacted as they rooms with their meal plans, cars and passed us by made me realize that I everyday jobs. was just like them. People don't realize how much Whenever I see a homeless person they have. It seems that everyone on the side of the road, the first thing concentrates more on what they don't that crosses my mind is that they have. I know that I couldn't have been could be doing so much more. Rather happier to return to my comfy bed. than standing on the road, they could We all went back to our regular lives be getting a job. but what some people fail to realize is I always found myself wondering that there are thousands of people who where they went at nighttime. Well do not share that same luxury. now I know and I feel quite a bit What we experienced that week different about the, homeless than I is how some people live their entire did before. lives. Thinking of that makes me I also realized that it is actually a appreciate the things I have more. more common thing than I thought. I felt what they feel every day. Even

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This past week you may have noticed a great number of shacks around Broncho Lake. These shacks consisted of 26 teams of students who spent the week living as if they were homeless. There were 10 people to a team and each team was responsible for building their own shack, making sure there was a team member in the shack at all times, and raising money for their team. Over a five-day period, the teams collected $3,000 in donations, all of which was given to the Infant Crisis Center. I was on one of the 26 teams participating in the event over the week. The following is my perspective on what it was like to live as a homeless person. The week consisted of piles of garbage, unsuitable shacks that kept falling down, awful weather and not knowing when and where. your next meal was going to come from. Nighttime was either stormy or cold, but each night we did have our sources of entertainment. There was guitar playing and singing and groups of people huddled together to keep warm and provide good company to their neighbors. Time went by very slowly because there wasn't anything to do. This was our home and we had nowhere to go. During the day we would sit outside whether it was on the pavement or in a folding by Vista photographer Chanel Henry chair. We each had a container Human resource management junior Michael Ooten spends the night on campus Tues. for of some kind that we used Sigma Tau Gamma during Poverty Awareness Week. to collect money. The way, ,

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Arrests Continued from page 1 Hanan said most people in the school of music are pursuing careers in education 'rather than performing like Parks. He said that made Parks' death all the more tragic. • "Here's a young man with his whole life in front of him ... on fire with his passion for his music, his friends and his life," Hanan said. "When I found out I was flabbergasted. This just isn't right." Earl Hefley, who was an instructor of Parks', told the Edmond Sun just how he

felt following the student's memorial service in early August. "I hope they can make the justice system work and take care of these two guys," Hefley said. "I have no use for scumbags like that." If you have any information about the case or know the whereabouts of Hardy Robinson, please call the Del City Police Department or the Oklahoma County Sheriff's office.

Drive increases voter registration By Stephani Tobin

Staff Writer UCO gained 155 new registered voters during a voter registration drive held by Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3. About 725 students received information from a voter awareness table that was adjacent to registration table. It had information about voters, along with buttons, stickers and brochures, said Jan Hardt, political science professor and faculty sponsor for Pi Sigma Alpha. "We wanted it to be balanced," Hardt said about the information they dispersed. Ina t mock election held during the Arpek, 325 students voted for thece-Candidate of choice. The final d ount indicated about 60 perce9 voted for Obama, about 38 per ent voted for McCain and aboHti o percent voted for a thir4 rtY candidate. Acc Fdliig to Oklahoma voter law, voter registration tableVgannot have information about specific candidates. The voter awareness table provided students with information to help them research candidates, but the materials fell within legal guidelines. UCO students involved in the voter registration drive went to Democratic and Republican headquarters in Oklahoma City and Edmond to gather information about local candidates, and they read CNN.com to learn about the 1

issues candidates are facing in this year's election. "Most people don't know much about local candidates," Jessica England, political science teaching assistant, said. England said many students from other Oklahoma towns registered during the registration drive. "The elections can be more competitive here," she said. Hardt said the honor society went through 40 dozen cookies, six large bags of Halloween candy and four trays of brownies during this drive. The sweets were intended to entice students into stopping and gathering information. The poster boards stating presidential candidates' voting records, Hardt said, often intrigued students. Once they stopped, student volunteers asked if they would like more information. "The signs were literally side by side, McCain and Obama from their exact words," she said. On Oct. 29, political science students will participate in a voter education forum. It is scheduled to run from noon to 2 p.m. in the Heritage Room of the Nigh University Center. There will be up to 10 students participating in the forum, with an equal number from each political party. "It gives the opportunity to hear from students on different sides of the debate," Hardt said. "These are very vocal and politically active students."


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Christians flee Iraqi city of Mosul after killings campaign," according to Vatican Radio. Local organizations, meanwhile, appealed for help as they faced a flood of internal BAGHDAD (AP) – Cars and trucks load- refugees. "Thousands of people fled virtually overed with suitcases, mattresses and passengers cradling baskets stuffed with clothes lined night, many with only the clothes on their up at checkpoints Monday to flee Mosul, back," said Jamil Abdul-Ahad, the head of an interfaith a day after Christian counthe 10th killcil in Mosul that ing of an Iraqi has been distribChristian in uting blankets the northern and food aid to city so far this the internal refumonth. gees. Nobody Iraq's has claimed government responsibilsent police reinity for the forcements, and attacks, but patrols were local leaders stepped up in have blamed Christian comal-Qaida in munities. Iraq, which For many maintains AP Photo by Emad Matti Christians, this influence in the region A Christian boy looks on as he sits at the back of his family was not enough. " 0 u r despite an car after leaving Mosul, at a checkpoint of Qaraqosh area ongoing U.S.- about 30 kilometers (18 miles) east of Mosul, 360 kilometers situation needs active work, not Iraqi military (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday, Oct 13, just media prooperation paganda from launched in 2008. government offiMay. cials," AbdulThe latest victim was a music store owner who was Ahad said. "The government should protect gunned down Sunday evening at work in an Christians iny. Mosul and safeguard their 0-‘ attack that left his teenage nephew wound- rights." ,! The gce4ApOr of Ninevah province, which ed, according to police and a neighbor. Farques Batool, in his 50s, had refused to includes:Wsul, said Christians began fleejoin other Christians fleeing the city because ing in farce last week after seven Christians he needed to care for his wife, a daughter, were rept001 killed. "FearAnad because of threats from his mother and the family of his dead broth'Takfiris' (Sunni extremists) er, his neighbor Raid Bahnam said. Batool's family finally fled Mosul after his toward'Chnstians and the assassinations of death, leaving his wounded nephew in the some of them," Gov. Duraid Mohammed Kashmoula said. hospital. With the killing of at least 10 Christians Bashar ,JirjaiBHabash, the secretary of the this month alone, according to police, thou- committee for Christian affairs in the nearby sands have abandoned their homes in Mosul town of Qaraqosh, said some families began to seek refuge in churches and with relatives arriving there after receiving threats in early in neighboring villages or in relatively safe September as the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan got under way. Kurdish-controlled areas nearby. There were conflicting reports on the Faraj Ibraham, a 54-year-old power station employee who moved in with relatives number of Christians who have fled the city, in the village of Burtu11a, said he was wor- although local officials said there were fewer ried about his two daughters who had to leaving on Monday. The International Organization for leave school. "We left in a hurry and they forgot to Migration, an intergovernmental humanibring even their books. It will be a heavy tarian group based in Switzerland, estimated burden for them even if we get to return that at least 829 families had been displaced and said Iraqi officials were asking for tents home soon," he said. Islamic extremists have frequently tar- and plastic sheeting for possible camps to geted Christians and other religious minori- house them all. One senior government official in Mosul, ties since the 2003 U.S. invasion, forcing tens of thousands to flee Iraq — although attacks Jawdat Ismaeel, said the latest figures show slowed with a nationwide decline in vio- that 1,092 families, or some 4,400 people, have fled the city. lence. The ongoing military operation in Mosul The reason for the latest surge in attacks was unclear. But it coincides with strong began in May after the Iraqi army proved lobbying by Christian leaders for parliament itself in sharp fighting against Shiite extremto restore a quota system to give religious ists in the southern city of Basra. In an interview published Monday by minorities seats on provincial councils that will be chosen by voters before the end of The Times of London, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Iraqi forces had performed January. U.N. special representative Staffan de so well in Basra that the 4,100 British troops Mistura strongly condemned "the spike in in southern Iraq were no longer needed to violence that has targeted the Christian corn- provide security, although some should stay munities in recent days" and warned the to help in training. "Definitely, the presence of this number attacks were seeking to "fuel tensions and of British soldiers is no longer necessary. We exacerbate instability at a critical time." thank them for the role they have played, Religious leaders called for action. Chaldean Archbishop Louis Sako of the but I think that their stay is not necessary for northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk denounced "a maintaining security and control," al-Maliki campaign of liquidation and violence, with said. In London, a spokesman for the Ministry political objectives." Another churchman, Monsignor Shiemon of Defense agreed that Britain's military Warduni, appealed to "all the brother role was shifting from fighting to training Muslims in Mosul, Baghdad and in Iraq" to and that al-Maliki had "acknowledged this do everything possible to end "this painful important mentoring and training role." By Kim Gamel

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Family sues Chinese dairy after infant's toxic milk death By Christopher Bodeen

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BEIJING (AP) -- The family of a baby whose death has been blamed on toxic milk filed suit against one of China's largest dairies Monday, while another dairy ensnared in the scandal said it was a victim of unscrupulous subcontractors. The lawsuit against Shijiazhuang Sanlu Group Co. was filed over the May 1 death of 6-month-old Yi Kaixuan in the northwestern city of Lanzhou, the family's lawyer said. It is the first to be filed over a child who died from drinking the tainted milk and asks for almost $160,000 in damages. Milk collection stations and individual farmers are accused of watering down milk to increase volume, then adding the industrial chemical melamine to increase protein levels. Melamine, used mainly in plastics and fertilizer, is high in nitrogen and can make milk appear to contain more protein, which is what quality tests measure. The practice has been blamed for causing the deaths of four infants and sickening 54,000 others, with 10,000 still hospitalized. Speaking on a television talk show late Sunday, the president of Bright Dairy

said his company, one of the largest in the Chinese dairy industry, had been "too nice" toward milk collection stations that bought milk from farmers. Large dairy companies typically buy raw milk gathered from small farmers at milking stations and collection centers, often by subcontractors responsible for safety testing. Safegwhis,were often lax and major milk producers'have been criticized for not carrying Ogiardequate testing. Thelcggyklents appeared aimed at restoring consumer confidence in the wake of the scandal that has dinged the reputation of some of China's best-known food companies. "We' did-light they were operating in good conscience;, 'uo Benheng said on state television's economics channel. "I'd say we made an innocent mistake, although an innocent mistake is still a mistake. We are definitely making corrections," Guo said, according to a transcript of his remarks posted on official Web sites Monday. Appearing on the same show, the vice president of Mengniu Dairy, one of the country's largest, said the scandal had affected the company profoundly. "This sort of thing just tears your heart apart," Zhao Yuanhua said.

• Some UCO students are worried about the global impact of the current economic crisis, particularlly in their native countries. By Abha Eli Phoboo

Senior Reporter As the world struggles to deal with the financial meltdown that has hit major markets in recent weeks, governments have worked to create measures to rescue economic institutions and prevent future failures. Over the weekend, 185 of the International Monetary Fund's member nations agreed to commit the use of "all available tools" to prevent the failure of important financial institutions. Such measures have, done little to restore market confidence. After the Sept. 15 closing of Lehman Brothers, the global market has been on guard. The British and Australian governments are pumping money back into the economic system, and according to an article in the Wall Street Journal, "15 nations that use the Euro have agreed to issue guarantees and insurance and to buy stock in cashstrapped companies, and to issue qualifying capital to financial institutions." Finance major Ilona , Fachira said "This was to

be expected because people were spending more than they were earning." "I didn't expect it to happen this soon, but you could see it coming. At least, now we'll realize that we need to manage our finances and credit better in the future." Big industrial nations have agreed to ensure that actions are communicated closely so that one country's decision does not negatively affect another. "We are a globalized world, financial flows are cross-border, and if we do not have a coordinated, systematic way to deal with this kind of issue, then it will be hard to restore confidence," World Bank Chief Economist Justin Y.

affects the world and this meltdown is one of those," Nihal Issari, chemistry major, from Morocco, said. "Things are going to go worse. The war in Iraq is one of those plans that led to this and this could lead to another war." Despite the rescue deals and plans by major countries, it is apparent that the poor in developing nations and conflict zones will be hit hardest. "It's hard to think of how bad it's going to get in South Asia where economy has been pretty bad in most countries to begin with," Actuarial Science major Deshika Gunasekera said. "My country, Sri Lanka, has practically no future. Recovering from

It's hard to think of how bad it's going to get in South Asia where the economy has been pretty bad in most countries to begin with. -Deshika Gunasekera Lin said in numerous news reports The consequences of the financial mismanagement by large corporations in the last few years have drained most resources. Some UCO international students believe that the U.S. government's interest in defense and militarization such as the war in Iraq have contributed to the financial crisis. "There's a plan that

a financial crisis will be extremely difficult since the government was struggling to meet with basic needs." However, developing nations weren't left out of the agenda as during the weekend's IMF meeting, its lending arm, the International Finance Corporation stated itsplan for a $3 billion fund to help small banks in developing countries affected by the crisis.

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Keira Knightley is one of England's most talented young actors, and in "The Duchess" she shows that she is very good at one type of role — the plucky, freespirited woman in a corset. Her roles in "Pride and Prejudice" and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films have her playing a similar character. However, "The Duchess" is based on the true story of Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire in the late 18th century. In the beginning of the film, Georgiana is a teenager playing with a group of young men when we find out she is set to marry the Duke of Devonshire. Although she has only met him twice, she is thrilled. After her wedding, Georgiana is indoctrinated into the strict role that married women must play in that era. She discovers her husband has mistresses, she must tolerate long meetings with politicians who only acknowledge her because of

her husband, and she deals with the constant pressure of producing a male heir. Six years pass and we see that Georgiana has not one, but three daughters. She meets a woman named Bess Foster who becomes her best friend and confidant, and later her husband's live-in mistress. She also falls into the arms of Charles Gray, a young Parliament member. The movie ran two hours, and it felt like it. It was clearly intended to be a dramatic biopic about a historical figure whose life mirrored the life of the deceased Princess Diana, in her relationship with the Duke and his longtime mistress. Unfortunately, the film itself was overwrought and fairly melodramatic. Georgiana was treated like a nuisance in her household, a pebble in the Duke's shoe. Ralph Fiennes portayed the Duke perfectly as a cold, unfeeling man who pays more attention to his dogs than his wife, who doesn't exercise much discretion with his mistresses and who wants a male heir above anything else.

Although the 18th century wasn't exactly known for being the paradigm for women's rights, it grew increasingly difficult throughout the film to watch Georgiana get mistreated by her husband at numerous turns. A few specific scenes, which I won't spoil here, had me averting my eyes from the screen. However, it wasn't an entirely bad movie. The attention to detail in the costumes and wigs was spoton, and the supporting characters were believable in their roles. Ralph Fiennes managed to make his character somewhat sympathetic as a man who knows the duties he must perform and life he was born into. Hayley Atwell also gave Bess Foster a series of layers to a character who could be easily turned into a villain. If you are a big fan of period films and British history, you may like this film. If you are not, you may find that this film is not much more than a soap opera wrapped in a corset and given a gilded edge. "The Duchess" opens in Oklahoma City on Oct. 17.

"Quarantine" will be hazardous to your health By Greg Newby Staff Writer

It's October, which means we should start seeing Hollywood's newest horror projects hit theaters. But, when you have a scary movie coming out, and you don't provide the usual screenings for critics, something's not right. When your horror film comes out at the beginning of the month, weeks before the majority of the other studios' productions, something's definitely not right. John Erick Dowdle's "Quarantine" was just plain not right. In early 2008, TV news reporter Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) and her cameraman, Scott Percival (Steve Harris), tag along for a night shift with the Los Angeles Fire Department. The night is pretty uneventful until they get a medical call at an affluent apartment building. When they arrive on the scene, the firefighters meet police that are already on the scene, as well as the building manager, to find out the particulars. A lady in one of the units has been exhibiting weird behavior. The emergency responders then make their way up

to the apartment to check things out. Up to this point, the world the audience enters in the movie seems to be fairly realistic and true-tolife for the year 2008. Once we get into the building and find the first "victim," any sense of reality the film had was completely gone. The tenant of the apartment has some kind of disease that causes her to yell, bark like a dog and attack people. One of the police officers is bit, so one of the firemen works to restrain the woman while the other one helps the injured police officer back down to the lobby. Upon arriving at the front door, they find it has been sealed. They hurry to a back entrance, which has also been sealed and guarded by some type of military unit with guns. Back in the lobby, the body of the firefighter they left upstairs with the infected woman comes crashing down the stairwell and lands in the middle of the lobby. The cable television and telephone lines are severed from the building and none of the radios belonging to the emergency responders will reach anyone outside the building, but we soon

discover that the Center for Disease Control has quarantined the building to contain some sort of infectious disease. Too many questions that do not have plausible answers have already arisen for us to be able to believe anything happening in this movie. If the CDC is on scene and has the building quarantined within 10 minutes of the fire department's arrival, why would they send those first responders into the building in the first place? If the first responders' radios didn't work, how would the CDC have known about this virus outbreak in the first place? There are too many fundamental questions at the beginning that keep you from believing the rest of the movie. The problem here stems from bad writing. You can have very capable actors, which this film does, but they can only go so far as the script allows. A really bad script in the hands of a really good actor does not make a really good movie. That, combined with serious moments that evoke laughter from the audience, just kills a movie. Don't rush to the theater for this one, and I'd even be hesitant to rent the DVD.

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UCO to open School of Rock By Tim Talley Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY --Holding a flaming red electric guitar, Scott Booker's enthusiasm filled the room where he helped announce a partnership between the University of Central Oklahoma and Britain's Academy of Contemporary Music that will bring the first authorized U.S. version of the award-winning academy to Oklahoma City. "I can't say how excited I am about the possibilities," said Booker, manager of the Oklahoma City-based alternative rock band The Flaming Lips and executive director of the academy that will be known as ACM@UCO. Officialssaid Thursday the partnership will enable UCO to offer a range of hands-on learning experiences in the performance, production and business sides of the music industry. "There's many careers you can have," said Booker; who held the guitar not to perform but to allow others to sign it with a black felt pen. From performing to producing, sound engineering to the business of the music industry, the academy will provide the most innovative music industry education available, he said. "Nothing's cooler than a school of rock," said Mayor Mick Cornett, who recalled that it had been almost one year since the city dedicated The Flaming Lips Alley in the city's Bricktown entertainment district, where the academy will be located. "And people thought we were crazy," Cornett said. "And we are," someone shouted back, provoking laughter from the large crowd of administrators, musicians and students who gathered for the announcement. UCO President W. Roger Webb said ACM, founded 12 years ago by director Phil Brookes in Guildford, Surrey, England, "has a marvelous success history." The academy recently received the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2008 for the academy's unique and industrious education philosophy. Booker said recent ACM students include Newton Faulkner, a guitarist, singer and songwriter whose recent album Hand Built By Robots went to number one in the United Kingdom album charts. Initially the school will be funded through tuition, which will be higher than normal tuition fees, pending approval by the state board of regents, Webb said. Sponsorships from music industry businesses, such as musical equipment manufacturers, are expected to lend additional support after the academy opens in the fall of 2009, he said. Booker, a UCO graduate who was instrumental in bringing British ACM officials and UCO administrators together, said the school would be a boon not only to aspiring music professionals, but the growing Oklahoma music scene as well. "I think it's good for the state to be seen as internationally minded," he said. "Oklahoma City and Bricktown are the perfect place," added Webb. Webb expects the first class to accommodate 150 students who will be required to audition for acceptance. Scholarships will be available to qualifying applicants. Tryouts are expected to begin in January or February. The initial teaching staff will be made up of about 15 people with professional experience in the music business, he said. Upon the regents' approval, the school would offer a two-year associate of applied science degree, the first such degree offered by UCO. The ACM is also partnered with universities in Tokyo, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Bologna, Italy.

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brother. What am I doing?'" ing and he held Now 52, McCormick - who my hand as we Associated Press endured a battle with drug addicglided around NEW YORK -- Marcia, Marcia, Marcia. tion and depression - also disthe rink," the Fans of "The Brady Bunch" know cusses her dates with Martin and book recalls. Maureen McCormick as Marcia Brady, the Jackson. It was several years after "I wondered wholesome older sister on the classic sit- "The Brady Bunch" ended that if he might try com about a blended family. But in her McCormick went out with Martin, to kiss me, but new memoir, "Here's the Story: Surviving who had asked for the actress' he didn't. After Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice," phone number through friend another outing, the actress writes of her romance with TV Chevy Chase. he did give me sibling Barry Williams, who played Greg "I remember him being a very a kiss goodbye. Brady, dates with Michael Jackson and good kisser," McCormick writes But it was only Steve Martin, and her many addictions. about Martin. "But I was insea gentle peck on Things became hot and heavy while cure and either high or spaced out the cheek." McCormick and Williams were filming epi- (most likely both), and I didn't There sodes in Hawaii. laugh at his jokes. were more men "We couldn't hold back any longer," she "Though Steve was too polite in McCormick's AP Photo writes in the book published by William and confident of his talent to say life, which Morrow. "It was our first kiss, and it was anything, I'm sure my inability to Maureen McCormick spiraled downlong, passionate and deep. It was wonder- carry on a normal conversation or ward into subful, too, though as we continued to kiss and respond intelligently put him off,". stance abuse and press against each other so closely that we she writes. "We never spoke again after that depression as she struggled to reconcile her could feel each other's body heat, a part date. I've always regretted my behavior Marcia Brady image of the girl next door of me - a tiny part, admittedly - said because he impressed me as an extraor- with her private pain. to myself, 'Oh my God! I'm kissing my dinary guy. I would've enjoyed a second In the book, hitting stores Tuesday, she date." discusses cocaine binges and parties at the McCormick's time with Playboy Mansion and the home of Sammy Jackson was innocent. They Davis Jr., an unwanted pregnancy and tradEARC Thrift Store has met while she was starring ing sex for drugs. McCormick was not on "Brady" and he was part available for comment on her book. of the Jackson 5. McCormick was 14 when "The Brady "Once we went ice-skatBunch" debuted on ABC, running from to make your 1969 to 1974. Despite her role as a sunny Miss Perfect, she grappled privately with anxiety and insecurity, the youngest Home furnishings Vintage & Name-Brand Fashions of four chilfor Her & Him

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dren born to a mercurial father who abused and cheated on their mother. "As a teenager, I had no idea that few people are everything they present to the outside world," she writes. "Yet there I was, hiding the reality of my life behind the unreal perfection of Marcia Brady. ... No one suspected the fear that gnawed at me even as I lent my voice to the chorus of Bradys singing, 'It's a Sunshine Day. When the series had its final bow, she took up a hard-partying lifestyle in Hollywood, using drugs including cocaine and Quaaludes. She struggled to regain her earlier success, landing some TV and movie roles, but developed a reputation for unreliability due to her addiction, even botching an interview with Steven Spielberg for a role in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" because she was high. After interventions, stints in rehab and experimental therapies, McCormick began getting sober in 1985 when she married actor Michael Cummings, with whom she has a daughter, Natalie. She continued to fight depression through therapy, medication and the help of "Brady" cast mates. McCormick, who is also a singer, starred on the Country Music Television reality series "Gone Country" and "Outsider's Inn." She also confronted her weight issues several years ago as the winning contestant on the VH1 reality show "Celebrity Fit Club." As for her iconic role, "I'll always be struck by how much a part of people's lives Marcia is and always will be. But now I'm not bothered by the connection. It took most of my life, countless mistakes and decades of pain and suffering to reach this point of equanimity and acceptance," she says.


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Bronchos beat Storm, 41-7 By Kaylea Brooks

a 19-yard pass from Noohi for a touchdown at 02:30. After the extra point by Susman, Southeastern tried to move the ball, only to have it intercept by UCO's Freddie Harris, who scored a touchdown with a minute and 34 seconds left in the first half. Susman scored the third extra point of the game and the half ended with the Bronchos leading 28-7. The Bronchos came out strong after halftime and Noohi Noohi ran in a touchdown to start the third quarter, but Susman's kick failed. At 0:57 in the quarter, Noohi completed a 47-yard pass to Gallimore for one last touchdown and Susman scored the extra point. The fourth quarter was scoreless. The Bronchos more than tripled Southeastern in offensive yards, 477 to 136. Noohi threw for 346 yards. UCO also had 131 yards rushing. DaMarean Pullen led the team with 44 yards rushing,

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UCO football stole the wind from The Storm in a 41-7 blowout Saturday night, putting the Bronchos at 3-4 for the season. Southeastern came out looking to win, scoring the first touchdown in the first quarter. UCO failed to score in the quarter, but made up for it in the second quarter with four touchdowns, effectively shutting down Southeastern. Broncho quarterback Brandon Noohi, a former player for the Storm, ran in the first touchdown 30 seconds into the second quarter. Chad Susman kicked for an extra point and scored. Noohi ran in yet another touchdown on an impressive offensive drive by the Bronchos with seven plays and 76 yards, and Susman scored yet another extra point. Ryan Gallimore continued to lead in scoring, receiving

and Noohi came in second with 42 yards. Gallimore had 139 reception yards, Marqus Stutson, 58, and Bryce Davis for 44. The defense crushed the Storm's offense, only allowing 22 yards rushing. Terry Hardeman had nine tackles and a sack, Jermelle Cudjo had nine tackles with a sack assisted by Freddie Harris, and Terrence Hill also had nine tackles. T.J. Shaw and DeMario Dixon each had one sack. Head Coach Tracy Holland said he was very pleased with the game and that both the offense and defense played well across the board. "They are starting to understand," he said, "The defense really studied hard and ran so many drills preparing for this. The quarterback also did an outstanding job." Holland said the team still had work to do to be ready for Southwestern Oklahoma next weekend.

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did not score, thanks to UCO's goal keeper Samantha Rusk. Melissa Dixon The Bronchos' head coach, Sports Writers Mike Cook, was disappointed UCO soccer fought hard to in the performance, but said earn a win against Eastern New that it was better than losing. Mexico last Friday afternoon, "Any win is a good win, but lost against West Texas but we've got to do better," Cook said. "We were extremely A&M Sunday. The Bronchos out-shot inconsistent and we weren't Eastern New Mexico 13-3, but ready" only managed to score one goal The Bronchos gave up a 26 late at 9:28 in the last half of the game Lone Star Conference game. The goal was by fresh- winning streak to West Texas man Ashton Morris assisted by Sunday afternoon, losing 1-4. senior Stephanie Lovely. The Buffs scored off a free The Bronchos held off the kick nine minutes into the game. Zias and had possession of UCO made it on the scoreboard the ball for most of the game. 21 minutes into the match when Eastern New. Mexico shot one Katy Kashwer scored. goal in the first half, and UCO The game remained tied shot six. The Zias pulled out until 12 minutes to go in the first two shots in the second half, but half when the Buffs scored.

They made two out of three shots on goal, and the Bronchos only made one of six shots. West Texas scored again with eight minutes left in the second half. The Bronchos took two more shots on goal, but in the end, the Buffs made one more goal with less than a minute left in the game. "We will have to get back on track, score goals and play defensively," Cook said. The Bronchos are now 8-3-2 on the season and now 3-1 in the LSC, leaving them second in the conference. The Bronchos will be back in action, taking on Texas A&M International at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson Soccer Field.

UCO hockey moves up in rank By Kaylea Brooks

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The Bronchos entered the American College Hockey Association Showcase in Pittsburgh, Penn., ranked 20th and left with a No. 16 ranking. On Oct. 3-4, the Bronchos played the No. 2 ranked Lindenwood University Lions. The Bronchos fell to the Lions 7-1 on Friday

night, but went into overtime against them on Saturday. The Lions prevailed once again, despite the Bronchos efforts, and won in a shoot out. The final score Saturday was 3-2. The next weekend, UCO traveled to Pittsburgh, winning against Indiana 4-3. Greg Masters scored the game winning shot. On Oct. 11, the Bronchos won against Rutgers 9-2,

with Casey Smith earning a hat trick. The following Sunday, the Bronchos went head-tohead against Rhode Island and managed a 3-2 overtime win. Masters scored the winning shot. UCO hockey will be taking a break this weekend, but will be back at home against the undefeated National Champions University of Illinois on Oct. 24 and 25.

Broncho volleyball falls to TexAnns STEPHENVILLE, Texas (Oct. 11)— Central Oklahoma couldn't hold on to first- and third-set leads as the Bronchos dropped a Lone Star Conference decision to Tarleton State Saturday afternoon. The TexAnns prevailed 25-18, 20-25, 25-20, 25-22 in handing UCO its third straight loss, including the second consecutive league defeat. The Bronchos led in both the first and third sets before Tarleton rallied to take both en route to the four-set win. "We had a lot of chances and just didn't take advantage," UCO Head Coach Jeff Boyland said. "We didn't do a very good

job passing and our defense wasn't what it needed to be." Courtney Whitlow hit a blistering .391 with 12 kills and Jessica Legako added 11 kills. Meaghan Wedberg chipped in 41 assists and a team -high 17 digs. UCO jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the opening set behind two kills by Wilson and still led 12-10 after a Legako kill, but the TexAnns used a 10-3 run to take control in coming back to take the win. The Bronchos rebounded in the second set, getting two kills from Legako and breaking a 10-10 tie. UCO went up 23-17 on a Tarleton service error, and then

fended off a brief rally before closing the set out with kills by Legako and Wilson. UCO threatened to take the lead in the match after going on top early in the third set and still had a 16-12 advantage after a Legako kill. The TexAnns again rallied, going on a 9-2 spurt to grab a 21-18 lead en route to the win. Tarleton never trailed in the third set, though the Bronchos stayed cloSe the entire way. UCO, now 10-15 on the year and 3 - 3 in the league, remens home this week to host West Texas A&M at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Eastern New Mexico University at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

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