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Women's studies progresses by Aaron Wright

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In the spring of 1999, a group of faculty gathered together to discuss the possibility of a women's study program at UCO. Several of them had taught courses related to the field. Soon after, a minor was offered in women's studies. Dr. Sandra Mayfield, director of women's studies, said the programs started with 21 hours, but with the addition of courses every year, students can now choose from 75 hours of classes, or 25 courses. "Every semester, we have about 250 students enrolled in women's studies programs," said Mayfield. Mayfield remembered being surprised at how quickly the program grew. Professors got engaged and began requesting for these types of classes to be taught in their respective fields. Currently, there are classes being offered in three of the five colleges. Some of the classes are Women of the Bible in the English Depai triient, Women in History from the History Department and Women in Media from the Depaitment of Mass Communications. "Students became very involved with it too," said Mayfield. Since it's conception in 1999, at least _three students have graduated every year with a women's study minor. In a survey given to students about the program, 87.8 percent currently taking a women's studies class said they would consider declaring it as a major. by Vista photographer Brenda O'Brian Mayfield said she has been impressed with the grassroots effort the pro- Photographs by David Halpern originally displayed in the Murrah Federal building

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before the bombing in 1995 now hang in Chambers Library on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

by Nelson Solomon Staff Writer

Works of art that were preserved after the explosion that ripped through the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995, are being displayed on the first floor of the Max Chambers Library, according to Dr. Bonnie McNeely, director of the library. The art does not belong to UCO but is on loan from the General Services Administration of the United States government, according to McNeely. McNeely also clarified that "the art works come at no cost to UCO as they are on loan." The works of art were recovered as part of the search and rescue effort after the explosion, according to "An Oklahoma Tribute," a book detailing the art collection. Items recovered included works of art that were purchased or commissioned for the Murrah Federal Building. The library has a history with the art collection, as the book reveals. In 2000, 22 of the surviving works were exhibited at the library and were used as a teaching tool within the university's visual arts education programs. On hand to celebrate the opening of the exhibit were 14 of the original artists and art panelists, the book added. "UCO has a three-year contract to hold the collection, starting now, and the contract is renewable for three more years," McNeely said. "Hopefully, we will be able to hold the

collection for six years." Among the surviving pieces are the first photographs, ceramic sculptures, finger weaving and quilts chosen by GSA's Art in Architecture Program, which commissions the nation's leading artists to create large-scale works of art for new federal buildings, according to their Web site. The works of art have just been returned to the library after traveling for three years, according to McNeely. "The works of art went to the bombing memorial for the 10-year anniversary and then to Washington, D.C. for cleaning," she said. McNeely said that Dr. Pamela Husky, former assistant chair of the Department of Art at UCO, had a hand in bringing the works to the library. Husky notes in the book how the collection marks an important milestone in American public art. "It is a very important collection, representing the* height of the contemporary crafts movement during the 1970s," Husky said. Named to honor Oklahoma judge Alfred P. Murrah, the nine-story structure was designed as part of an effort to revitalize downtown Oklahoma City, according to the book. It occupied an entire city block between Fourth and Fifth street on the east and west, and Harvey and Robinson avenues on the north and south. Architects designed the Murrah Federal Building to

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Jason Hines pushes for Max Chambers to stay open 24/7 by Nelson Solomon Staff Writer

Plans to expand the hours of the Max Chambers Library are progressing, with UCOSA President Jason Hines leading the way. After an initial meeting with Director of the Library Dr. Bonnie McNeely, a focus group on the issue was held on Oct. 15. "The focus group was, by far, the biggest step that students have made thus far this year to get the 24hour library," Hines said. Hines said a national consulting firm that works on libraries all across the nation was part of the focus group. Prior to the actual meeting, the firm consultant took a tour of the library and took notes on the structure of the library, locations of the study rooms and computers and overall assessing the library. "He sat the students and faculty down in this focus group setting and basically said, 'Tell me what you like about the library, what you don't like, what can we do

to improve it, what would fit your needs the best?" Hines said. After this, he said the six student representatives and six faculty members went one by one sharing their thoughts. "The main point that every student, and even a lot of faculty members, made was that they want longer hours in the library," Hines stated. Hecitedonefacultymember in particular, Dr. Gabriel Rupp of the psychology department. "Dr. Rupp has an office in the library, and he gets frustrated because he can't stay after 11 p.m. to do his work," Hines said. The students made other suggestions as well, according to Hines. Ideas included more quiet study rooms, more space to study throughout the library, as well as an idea to make the former cafĂŠ area on the first floor a media center. "The potential media center would have news from CNBC, MSNBC and others on flat screen TVs in addition

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Student Body President Jason Hines is leading a campaign to extend the hours of the Max Chambers Library see LIBRARY, page 5 to 24 hours a day.

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Schwarzenegger's press conferences was a black leather jacket, a stolen motorcycle, some ominous theme music, a pair of black sunglasses and maybe a few of his signature taglines along the way. Otherthan that, the governor deserves rave reviews for his latest performance — it may be one of the finest of his career.

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Bats up for adoption

Cornet soloist Klages overcomes MS with chiropractic treatment by Hannah Jackson Staff Writer

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The Red bat is one of the eight species of bats being conserved in the Selman Living Lab. by Jana Davis Staff Writer

The College of Math and Science is launching an "Adopt-a-Bat" program to support the conservation of bats and their habitats in western Oklahoma. William Caire, Ph.D. and director of the Selman Living Laboratory, said that the money will go to the Selman Living Laboratory near Freedom, Okla. The SLL is UCO's biological field station containing eight species of bats. "I think there is a lot of interest in the state," Caire said. Over 260 donation forms were sent out to alumnus to adopt a bat, Caire said. The donator can pick one of the eight species of bats listed on the form and donate a

minimum of $25. The dona- ferent and a great way to tor can either adopt a bat inform people about the lab." for them self or as a gift. Caire said this program They will receive a will give students a chance glossy photo of the bat being to be exposed to nature. The sponsored and its ecol- youth of America, he said, ogy in the mail, Caire said. tend to have "nature phobia." Caire said that he also Going to the lab for a weekwants to, "use the funds to end or donating money will educate people on the impor- help students be more confitance of bats." He said that dent, Caire said. Every weekhe wants to see in years to end in July, he said, there is come colleges use the lab for a bat tour at the SLL, folresearch and study. Caire said lowed by an astronomy viewthat in essence it's a donation ing for students or groups to for bat education and conser- come and see the bat cave. vation. For more information on Caire said that 100 per- the SLL, contact Caire at cent of the proceeds donated (405) 974-5480. To donate will go toward the program. to the program, contact Beverly Endicott, direc- Endicott at (405) 974-3563 tor of development, said that or bendicott@ucok.edu . they have already received over $500 for the program. "It's generated a lot of Jana Davis can be reached at buzz," she said. "It's dif- jdavis@thevistaonline.com .

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Dr. James L. Klages is the only person in the TwentiethCentury to be hired directly as the cornet soloist by "The Presidents' Own" United States Marine. He had hundreds and hundreds of solo pieces memorized and traveled across the nation and the world playing the cornet. In 1989, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). He thought his musical abilities would be gone forever until he tried an alternative medical treatment called Gonstead chiropractic, which instantly relieved his MS symptoms. "Healed" is a documentary by Sam Karp, which tells Klages' story including the hardships on both himself and his family.

The UCO Ja77 Lab is inviting students and the public to watch the trailer for this documentary and a presentation by Klages and Karp. Following the documentary will be a question and answer session held by Klages and his chiropractor, Dr. Dennis Doan, about MS and Gonstead chiropractic. The free event begins at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 4. "I've been given reasonable ground for hope," said Klages "I have been helped and I'm trying to spread this information as clearly as possible to people." The National Multiple Sclerosis Society defines the illness as an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. Myelin, which is a fatty tissue, surrounds the central nervous systeM protects nerve fibers. ,

When myelin is lost, damaged areas leave scar tissue known as sclerosis. Without myelin, nerves lose the ability to conduct electrical impulses to and from the brain, which causes the body to lose control of different functions. Symptoms of MS patients differ from person-to-person, and even from day-today. Common symptoms include memory problems, vertigo, depression, spasticity, pain and numbness. "He went from being able to play all these cornet solos to not being able to hold the cornet," Clint Rohr, JR77, Lab night manager who has taken lessons from Klages, said. "I remember one day he dropped his cornet because he couldn't .

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WOMEN from page 'I gram has sparked among the UCO community in general. So impressed, in fact, that she has recently been spending much of her time gaining support and developing requests to advance the minor program to a major. Mayfield feels that the program supports the university's emphasis on training leaders as well as their emphasis on globalization and ethical standards. She acknowledged that there are some people who think it will be a one-sided approach to various disciplines. Mayfield said that is not the case. "A women's study is not about putting men down," explained Mayfield. She said it's a celebration of women's achievements. She wants the program to promote equal opportunity. "I think there's a kind of irrational fear that women's studies will promote women as opposed to men," she said. Mayfield noted that many men have actually been involved in classes in the program. In the request she prepared for the vice president of academic affairs, Mayfield stated that we need the major in order to stay on the same level as competitive universities. "It would really put us on a parallel with OU and OSU," she said. Adopting a women's study major at UCO would make the university the first regional one to have this program. Graduates of a women's study major can be employed in a variety of fields such as non-profit organizations, churches, colleges and schools, civil rights commissions, social security administration, Planned Parendiood agencies, law firms and the government.

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Ashley Ferguson, mass communications sophomore, studies in the Communications Building on Friday. Mayfield said a women's studies degree is often thought of as a pre-professional degree. Many students go beyond to pursue the

sity training, public speaking, writing, conflict resolution and interviewing. "The kind of skills that are cultivated are basically human

THINK THERE'S A KIND OF IRRATIONAL FEAR THAT WOMEN'S STUDIES WILL PROMOTE WOMEN AS OPPOSED TO MEN," -DR, MAYFIELD next degree level, she noted. Skills obtained by studying the program include creativity, planning, diver-

relations slcills," said Mayfield. In the process of approval, the major is in the beginning stages, according to

Pamela Washington, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. The major was presented on July 2, 2007 to the dean's office, who then forwarded it to the curriculum review team of the College of Liberal Arts in August. The team approved the academiccontent of the proposal on Sept. 24. At this time, the deab's office has decided not to forward the proposal to the Academic Affairs Council, which is comprised of various faculty members across campus. The steps may appear easy, but Washington noted that it is actually a complicated process. "No program is quickly enacted," she said. Washington remarked that the approval process could last up to two years. It is a multi-disciplinary program and also requires more funding to function. Currently, the degree is housed in the English department. Mayfield's goal is to have women's studies become its own department within a college. To counteract issues with this multi-disciplinary major as well as future similar majors, a task force has been organized by the provost. Mayfield mentioned that someone had even tossed around the idea to develop an office just to introduce inter-disciplinary degrees. As for funding, Mayfield suggested in her proposal that re-allocation of funds and tuition costs could help the program start up. She estimated that by the fifth year of the program, tuition costs and grants could take care of funding issues. "Right now, we're just kind of waiting for the next step," said Mayfield. For more information about the program or to give comments, e-mail Mayfield at smayfield@ucok.edu . Aaron Wright can be reached at awright@thevistaonline.com .

MonsterTRAK helps launch GreenCareers by Lyndsay Gillum Copy Editor

You know you want to do work that does some good for the environment. The excellent news is there are plenty of opportunities out there for you. MonsterTRAK, in partnership with ecoAmerica, has developed GreenCareers, the first environmentally responsible recruitment Web site for college students and recent graduates. The Web site, a channel on MonsterTRAK, was built to assist these students to secure jobs with companies that positively impact the environment. According to a recent MonsterTRAK study, 80 percent of young professionals are interested in securing a job that impacts the environment in an affirmative way, and 92 percent wish to work for a company that is environmentally friendly. "By introducing the concept of 'green careers' to mainstream college students and recent graduates, we hope to deliver an inspiring message that young professionals can find jobs that not only present tremendous opportunities for their future, but also aid in the fight against global warming," said Mark Charnock, vice president and general manager of MonsterTRAK, in an Oct. 3 MonsterTRAK press release. "GreenCareers by MonsterTRAK serves as a place that connects young people and employers with emerging sustainable economy in a concrete way, making the environment more personally relevant for both parties." The goal of this project is to emphasize on the growing opportunities for 21st century careers, many of which benefit our planet. GreenCareers will

offer job seekers the chance to identify both "green jobs" and "green companies," allowing them participation in today's emerging green economy. A "green job" is any position in which an employee makes, markets, sells, supports, executes or promotes a service, product or public policy that is beneficial to the environment because it prevents pollution, reduces the use of natural resources or promotes the protection of nature, according to monstertrak.com/greencareers/. Similarly, a "green company" is like a "green job" and can include a range of industries, such as energy conservation, socially responsible investing, sustainable tourism and non-profit environmental advocacy. "There is no better place to start a career today than in the green economy, and Green Careers by MonsterTRAK will help today's young workforce find these opportunities," said Robert Perkowitz, president of ecoAmerica, in an Oct. 3 press release by MonsterTRAK. "We applaud MonsterTRAK for taking a leadership role and enabling Americans to make professional choices that will aid in the improvement of our environment." GreenCareers will include entry-level, part-time and internship opportunities at organizations. These include both "green jobs" and jobs at "green companies." And there is no better time than now to start preparing for success and the best way to learn is to get out of the classroom and into the field. Get involved by reaching out, which can involve assist-

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ethic, dedication and personThe archives division at the Chambers Library holds several movie stills from the famous Hollywood photog- ality that makes a good colleague. The last step is to get rapher, Bob Burke. involved in the community. Look for community meetings where environmental of its breadth, but because that Burke first decided of baseball in Oklahoma. He issues are on the table; these by Hannah Jackson it captures our culture in a to donate the collection to also co-authored a historical are great opportunities to learn Staff Writer way that other forms can- UCO in April of this year. book about UCO with his- about real-life green issues. The College of Liberal Arts not, and allows us to incor"He is a friend of the uni- tory professor Dr. Patricia Founded in 1987 as received a media collection porate the material into our versity. He does seem to be Loughlin. The two authors JobTRAK and acquired by and a $10,000 donation from courses," said Dr. Pamela fond of UCO and its students joined Miss America, Lauren Monster, the leading online Bob Burke, an Oklahoma Washington, Dean of UCO's and programs," she said. Nelson, in a book signing global careers and recruitment Hall of Fame inductee. College of Liberal Arts. The collection is being at UCO earlier this year. resource, MonsterTRAK is The media collection, "We are very grateful for dedicated to preparing colMovie posters from the housed and maintained which is estimated to be collection will be displayed in the special collec- Mr. Burke's support of UCO's worth $300,000, is the larg- in the "Bob Burke Film tions and archives sec- programs and its students," est donation the college has Screening Room," which will tion of Chambers Library. said Washington "His generever received. The collec- be built using his $10,000 Burke is an attorney, his- ous spirit and his love for edution includes over 450 signed donation. The room, which torian and author who has cation are evident with this movie posters, albums, will be used by UCO film stu- been inducted into both the special and most recent gift." scripts, comic books and dents, features state-of-the-art Oklahoma Hall of Fame and from page 1 lobby cards. The collec- projection, sound, seating the Oklahoma Journal ism Hall tion includes Oklahomans and lighting. The screening of Fame. He has authored the reflect the latest developon stage and screen, in room's completion date is set most books on Oklahoma hisments in energy conservation sports and in government. for the 2008 spring semester. tory including books about Hannah Jackson can be reached and workplace design, with _ "This collection is sigLisa Antonelli, Director the Oklahoma City bombing, at hjackson@thevistaonline.corn. bronze-tinted glass windows nificant not only because of ' Development, said biographies and the history and computer-controlled

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LIBRARY from page 1 to newspapers such as USA Today, basically an area where students come and sit down and watch the news," Hines said. The plan would also involve making the opposite side, where the computers are located, a quiet study area, more than it is presently, according to Hines. "The cool thing about this consultant is that directly after the focus group meeting, the consultant took every idea

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like broken strings and double notes to be inflicted on the opposing player. Players with the 360 and PS3 versions of the game can also play online. While the main structure of the game remains the same, this is also kind of a problem. At this point, if "Guitar Hero IV" isn't too terribly different or doesn't add enough to the game, the series will likely get "Madden syndrome," giving the audienCe annual "song updates" for $50 rather than a full game. Granted, the boss battles and guitar battles are a nice addition, but really, they're just the same thing, except one is against the CPU. The guitar

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If "Freya" by the Sword taught "Guitar Hero" players anything, it was that just because a song sounded good that didn't mean it was fun to play in "Guitar Hero." Unfortunately, the developers didn't quite get that when they were making the new "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock." While the third installment of this series may have some of the best songs "Guitar Hero" has seen, it also has some of the worst. For those who are unfamiliar with "Guitar Hero," it's a rhythm game not unlike Konami's "Dance Dance Revolution," only instead of _ playing with feet and a dance pad, the player uses his fingers and a toy guitar. The player simulates playing real classic rock songs from bands ranging from Cream to Dragonforce. The game manages for pretty good immersion, as a missed note means the note is not played at all, which is pretty cool. Players can compete in a single player mode where they unlock in game cash to spend at a store to unlock new songs, new characters and new guitars, or they can compete against a friend in a head-to-head mode. "Legends ofRock" lives by the mantra, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," as none of the original formula is changed. There's some neat stuff added, like boss battles against some of famous guitar players like Slash and Tom Morello (and an awesome final boss who's identity will not be spoiled here), a co-operative career mode, a story told through hand animated cut scenes in the career mode and guitar battles, which removes the traditional Star Power ability that would double the player's score in favor of traps

mode really aren't that fun. Sure, there's "Slow Ride" and "Sunshine of Your Love," but the game really doesn't kick off until Morello steps out of the shadows and challenges the player to a guitar battle. One thing the developers did change was the aesthetic of the game. Gone are most of the cartoony elements of the previous two games, including the crazy stunts the on-screen characters would pull off when Star Power was activated. No more magically playing the guitar while swinging it around your waist and throwing it in the air. Whether this change is good is completely up to the individual player, but one thing that is objective are the new models for the singer, bass player and drummer are

KLAGES from page 3 feel his hands," said Rohl'. Klages' symptoms prohibited him from playing the instruments that were his career. He also couldn't complete day-to-day activities. "I couldn't play the piano for 14 years," said Klages "I couldn't button my clothes, I couldn't tie my shoes, now I can." Multiple sclerosis patients have many options of treatment although none completely fix the symptoms and many cause other problems. "The medication is just as bad as the MS but it keeps you alive. It stops the MS seizures," said Rohr. Klages tried many different drugs but all had unpleasant side effects. "When I was on steroids I became a foul mouth, violent individual, essentially being drunk from the drug. And I was tired all the time," said Klages "And then they added a drug to keep me from being tired." His doctor prescribed antidepressants, although he was never depressed. He tried an Alzheimer's medication for memory loss, which made him throw up every morning. Another drug made his entire body burn so that he had to take an additional pill for the pain. Eventually the doctors offered a daily injec-

ly, has since weaned himself completely off medication, and continues the Gonstead treatment. Klages visits Doan once a week although he often goes to chat and not for treatment, as Klages believes he is completely healed. He has not taken any form of MS medication for at least five years. Klages has known' other people diagnosed with MS. One of whom killed himself, and at least two others had failed marriages stemming from problems arising from stress related to the illness. Klages is thankful that his wife, Carol, and daughter, Elizabeth, have stayed by his side, and he feels the need to help other MS patients. "Several people in town have followed the same treatment I have, and they've had the same results," said Klages. The Ja77 Lab event is an attempt to inform the public about Gonstead chiropractic and its ability to help people suffering from MS. "As a Christian I read about Jesus healing the lepers...of all ten, only one came back and thanked him," said Klages "How can I not help other people with MS?"

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while mowing his lawn, and finally accepted a student's offer for a new treatment. Doan, who had been taking trumpet lessons with Klages, was a Gonstead chiropractor who claimed he could help relieve the MS symptoms. The treatment uses a sensitive neuroscope that finds and removes nerve interference caused by misaligned spinal bones. "I went to see him just to get him offmy back," said Klages. The treatment was an instant success. Klages was relieved of pain immediate-

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ugly, at least in the PS2 version. Still, the game play is the same, if not improved (hammer ons and pull offs never seemed so easy to do), and Dr. James Klages plays cornet during a recent recital. the songs are fun. Granted, completing "One" may become in exercise in frustration more than an exercise in fun, but that's more an exception than the rule. Honestly, despite a few problems, this is probably the best Guitar Hero yet. While it doesn't have as strong a song list as before, the improvements to the game and the addition of bands like Iron L.:NEVER-S[1'Y OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA Maiden and Slayer really makes for an awesome final level. However, if the next game in the series doesn't add enough to the formula, it might be time to start searching for a new rhythm game.

battles are a fun alternative to the standard 2-player competition, but since the traps are seemingly random, it might be no surprise if most players stick with the traditional face-off, which is solely based on skill, rather than any kind of luck. It's not all bad, however, as "Legends of Rock" has some of the best songs "Guitar Hero" has seen. It's difficult to complain about anything when rocking out to the original recording of Iron Maiden's "Number of the Beast." Seeing songs like "Bulls on Parade" (played as an encore song with Tom Morello himself), "Cherub Rock," "the Metal" and an old personal favorite "Paranoid." However, "Guitar Hero III" also manages to have some lamest songs in the series too. "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" may sound reallyJii cool on the stereo, but it's not ,Justin Langston can be reached fun to play. In fact, the first at jlangston@thevistaonline.com . couple of levels m the career

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was still designed with two dimensions in mind. I was limited in where I could move Kratos and in what directions I could attack, which was kind of odd considering I was wielding chain blades. Granted, none of this really crunched down on how much I enjoyed my bloody rampage through a completely inaccurate mythological Greece. Of course, a lot of that enjoyment did come from the fact 1 got to live out a long time fantasy of giving Zeus a royal beat down, but the technical limitations didn't hurt. It did, however, get me thinking about this next generation of games. For the entire bile fan boys have heaped upon the Wii for its poor graphics and low resolution, but there are a lot of developers out there calling the Wii the next generation of gaming while the PS3 and the X-Box 360 were simply the same generation with shinier graphics. If the Wii had a better selection of games, I might be inclined to agree with them. That, and if said developers were actually utilizing the Wii's motion sensor functionality. Instead, barring Nintendo's own "Metriod" and "Zelda," we're getting

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Iraq is not the most dangerous place in the world, according to the cover of Newsweek this month. It is Pakistan. The volatile South Asian nation has been through rough times in the last few weeks, but there seems no real end to it. On Oct. 18, when selfexiled former Prime Minister Benezir Bhutto and leader of the Pakistan People's Party arrived in Karachi, the capital, a series of bomb blasts greeted her, killing 140 of the enthusiastic supporters who had come to greet her. The incident followed the deportation of former exiled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Pakistan doesn't have much going for its image at the moment. The country's

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mired in conflict. Sri Lanka had its air force base attacked just around our fall break. My Sri Lankan friends and I sat in the library studying. We often talk about the latest bomb blasts that have happened in our countries, the abductions or political upheavals. My Sri Lankan friends adamantly refuse to even consider the fact the Tamil Tigers might join the government. I'm from Nepal. The rebels there had joined the government for elections, but they quit before voting could take place. We've lived in confusion and frustration for more than a decade. There have been so many blasts, abductions and strikes. Still, every month, a group of people would gather in Kathmandu, the capital city, with candles to commemorate those that had died every month, and to pray for peace. Sometimes, the number was as high as 500. Prayers seem to take a long time to get answered. The Kashmiris smile and recount close encounters with bullets and guns. Bangladesh is consumed by constant conflict and changing of government. In America, far away from home, it is easy to live on constant hope. It is easy to distance ourselves from what's going on and to refuse to read the news. My Moroccan roommate tells me about how the gap between the Arabs and the Berbers has grown, and that it might erupt into violence. But even as we pretend to not hear, not be involved, we are inevitably connected to it. We talk, dream and hope that we will be able to make a difference one day. World peace has become a joke, a clichĂŠ. Regions need a reason to live. We agree that we need to find other grounds to connect on other than conflict.

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During my two years of Spanish here at UCO, my professor would frequently bring in music of popular and traditional Spanish artists. Many times I was pllz7led at odd combinations of upbeat music and, what I would consider, depressing lyrics about death and dying. My teacher, however, would shrug off the comments my classmates and I would make. In the Spanish culture, she would explain, death is just a part of the process of life. I could see that philosophy about death is apparent in the Spanish culture during a mission trip I took to Mexico several years ago. The church we were working at was adjacent to a cemetery. I loved to spend my free time

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THEVISIA SPORTS by Jeff Massie Sports can be used to parallel life, and movies can be used to parallel sports, therefore, sports movies can also be used to portray life. It's that whole if A equals B and B equals C then A also equals C that we learned about in college algebra. Sorry to resort to arithmetic, there will be no more math here, you'll have to turn to sudoku if you want to work with numbers. Many great sports movies have come out through the ages, and so have many bad ones, I'm talking to you "The Comebacks." Actually, I didn't even go see that movie, but I can pretty confidently come to the conclusion that it's awful. But I'm not one of those people that likes to dwell on the negatives (PETA), so I've compiled my list of what I believe are the best sports movies of all time. I have to admit, I haven't seen every athletic film that has come out, some how "Gracie" sneaked by me, and it probably did you too. So feel free to disagree and write in with your list. One of our other sports writers, Alex Gambill, has also made a list for your enjoyment.

10. "Bend it Like Beckham" —I've only seen this movie once, but I really enjoyed it, I'm almost embarrassed to admit. It's the only movie in my list I'd call a "chick flick," so that helped it get in here, throwin' one in for the ladies. 9. "Happy Gilmore" — This movie was pre Tiger Woods and made golf cool. Talk about a hole in one. Everybody knows they've tried his patented swing at least once. 8. "Varsity Blues" - A flick about the trials and tribulations of high school football, from the fame to the heartache, a touching tale starring Dawson. I've seen this movie countless times, especially the scene with the whipped crème bikini that spawned a million fantasies. I knew I should have been a football player. 7. "The Waterboy" — Adam Sandler's second movie in the top 10. This movie teaches viewers how to properly deal with anger, by keeping it bottled up inside. 6. "Rocky" — The original, a classic, an academy award winner. Sylvester Stallone was made for the movie. 5. "Mighty Ducks" — Quack, quack, quack...

Emilio Estevez's best movie to date. This is a true rags to riches tale with the losers of District Five coming together to form the Mighty Ducks by beating Coach Jack Reilly's Hawks with their signature flying V. They would later go on to beat Iceland and preserve the American way of life. 4. "Vision Quest" — This movie is inspiring. It's not really that popular, but it will get you pumped like nothing else. It's the story about a talented, but not great, high school wrestler who drops down in weight to take on the most intimidating wrestler in the area, a beast of a man named Shute. The protagonist works hard to accomplish his goal and even finds love in the process, beautiful. 3. "Major League" — An all-star cast of hilarity. The movie shows the transformation of the Cleveland Indians from a doormat to a contender. 2. "Kingpin" - This movie takes you on the road with a professional bowler, true athletes. Woody Harrelson shines and Randy Quaid shimmers playing a naïve young Amish man who gets introduced to the world. Bill Murray's character of Ernie McCracken is one of the best in the history of cinema. 1. "Gladiator" — Yes, this is a sports movie, don't roll your eyes. This is true sport, two men, maybe a tiger, throw in some swords and some chariots and you got a recipe for awesomeness. Jeff Massie can be reached at jmassie@thevistaonline.com

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Alex's Top 10 Sports Movies

10 - "Bend it Like Beckham" 9 - "Happy Gilmore" 8 - "Varsity Blues" 7 - "The Waterboy" 6 - "Rocky" 5 - "Mighty Ducks 4 - "Vision Quest" 3 -" "Major League" 2 - "Kingpin" 1 - "Gladiator"

1. "Kingpin" is my top pick because there aren't any other films with Amish athletes and for it's accurate portrayal of professional bowling and the Amish community it truly deserves to be number one. 2. "Raging Bull" 3. "Pumping Iron" is a movie for manly men and inspired me to work on my deltoids. This film put Arnold on the Hollywood map and he actually came out of body building retirement to star in the movie. 4. "The Natural" 5. "Mr. 3000" 6. "Million Dollar Baby" 7. "The Ringer" 8. "Ali" 9. "Mr. Baseball" taught me how to play baseball and to overcome my fear of failure. 10. "Sandlot"

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Rockets blast the Lakers AP - Malcontent or not, on the court with a basketball in his hands, he's the same old Kobe. After being greeted by some booing during pregame introductions, Kobe Bryant had the Lakers fans on their feet cheering him when he led a late comeback against the Houston Rockets. Los Angeles came up short, with Shane Battier's 3pointer with 2.5 seconds left helping the Rockets hold off the Lakers, 95-93, Tuesday night in Rick Adeleman's debut as the Houston coach. "Kobe is Kobe. He is just the best in the game," Battier said. "Regardless of what happens elsewhere, he is going to bring it for 48 minutes." Bryant, who during the offseason called the Lakers' front office "a mess" for not acquiring some new players and asked to be traded, scored 18 of his 45 points in the fourth quarter to help the Lakers come from 14 points back. They caught the Rockets at 92-92 on Derek Fisher's jumper with 13 seconds remaining. Battier answered with his

3-pointer from near the right sideline, then, after the Lakers called timeout and inbounded the ball to Bryant, Battier quickly wrapped him up. Bryant made the first of two free throws and deliberately missed the second and the ball came to him, but it was knocked away as time expired. Tracy McGrady scored 30 points, Yao Ming had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Battier had 11 points for the Rockets. Bryant was happy just to be starting the regular season, with all the off-court fuss put aside for a while. "When we're playing in a game, we just focus on one another and the bonds that we have," Bryant said. "It has nothing to do with (trade) speculation or business or anything like that. "Business a lot oftimes can cloud the game and take the fun oA.it oT the game if you allow it to. And that's something that I won't allow to happen." Bryant said the pregame boos didn't bother him. "I understand where they're coming from, but they really don't know the entire

situation because I just keep my mouth shut, as I should," he said. "They shouldn't worry about it, just focus on watching us play and watching us do what we do, and the business side of it should remain behind closed doors. "But it was good to see them come back to normal later in the game." Lakers owner Jerry Buss said recently that he would listen to trade offers for Bryant, and asked if he believes he will be with the team all season, Bryant replied, "We'll see. If I am, I'm going to give it 110 percent every night, always. I don't worry about it. I think about playing." Adelman said he was pleased with the Rockets' overall play, but added, "We didn't finish very well." "It's hard when Bryant keeps getting on the line and the clock stops," he said. "We've got to have better composure, handle the ball a little better than we did in the last part of that game." Adelman praised Battier for his 3-pointer, and his critical foul in the waning seconds.

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Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant yells during the second half of a basketball game against the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007. Rockets won 95-93.

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newcomer Tommy McCarty at 174 pounds. McCarty was a two-time All American at Labette Community College (Kans.) and enters the season ranked No. 5. The road to repeating will not be without its fair share of tests. The team will wrestle an exhibition with the University of Oklahoma tonight and will start regular season action on Nov. 11 at the Central Missouri State Open. Only five home dates are on the schedule, starting with

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by Alex Gambill Sports Writer The Bronchos celebrated senior night with a perfect display of grace, aggression and a world of hurt against Dallas Baptist's Patriots in a three-game victory Tuesday night at Hamilton Field House. UCO honored seniors Lacie Allen, Tara Delaney and Katie Schult with a remarkable victory of30-20, 30-17 and 30-22

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-Coach Boylan the night before Halloween. "It's going to be sad to see them leave," UCO head coach Jeff Boyland said. "Those girls came in my second year coaching and they've played a lot of games in the course of four years." The Bronchos now have a 9-0 home record, 27-5 season and are tied for thirdmost wins in Central history behind 2002's team of 30 wins and 1994's season of 32. Schult came out with a bodacious hitting percentage of .368 and 10 kills for the night, and contributed five blocks for the senior send-off. Delaney made five defensive digs and Allen made one kill and 20 digs. Allen

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is now within two digs of breaking her single-season Lone Star Conference record of a splendid 790. The Bronchos held off the Patriot's through much of the match with only eight lead changes and nine tie scores. The first game saw three lead changes as the Bronchos were finding their footing until Carolyn O'Connor came up to serve and UCO took six straight points going, from 54 to a 10-5 lead. The second game was like stealing candy from a baby. Kelsey Reynolds had six kills in the game and Mari Araujo and Schult with five each. In the third game, the Patriots put up as much by Vista photographer Brenda O'Brian of a fight as they could muster. The Katie Schult and Courtney Whitlow block the ball against Dallas Baptist for a 3-0 win against Dallas Baptist at Hamilton Fieldhouse on Bronchos had Tuesday, Oct. 30. five tie scores and eight lead changes early in which gave Reynolds the 10 kills and kept her hitting LSC at 9-1 and will finish Commerce on Saturday. the game but quickly pulled opportunity to make a kill. errors down to three while their regular season with through when they took the Araujo finished the match Courtney Whitlow hit .412 league matches against Texas Alex Gambill can be reached at lead at 11-10 when Allen with 12 kills total and 17 digs. with nine kills and four blocks. Woman's University on UCO is second in the Thursday and Texas A&M- agambill@thevistaonline.com . dived for a one-handed save, Reynolds aggressively hit

Wrestlers get set to repeat by Jeff Massie Sports Editor Kids play games, nobody plays wrestling. You ask a wrestler if they "won their game," you better watch out because you might just get double legged so fast your head will spin. Wrestling is a match, ready to ignite at any moment. It's primal in nature, like a fight by the monkey bars after school with the local bully. You know it's coming, but all you can do is wait. Society might frown on this form of scheduled combat, but sometimes you just have to pop your opponent in the mouth or else he'll be taking your lunch money all semester, metaphorically speaking.

So there it is, two brawlers meeting in the middle of the mat, pure masculinity on display. Almost no equipment is required, just some shoes, a singlet, some headgear and maybe a knee pad or two. No balls are necessary, at least not the kind you buy at Academy. Fortunately for UCO, the university sports one of the most feared teams of grapplers in the country, the reigning national champions to be exact. The team has also earned the preseason co-No. 1 ranking, a spot shared with the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Last year's squad had the championship wrapped up before the finals round even started, and four All-Americans

returned for this season. Out in front is _dynamic_ 141-pounder Kyle Evans; he did not taste defeat once last season. Of the 61 national champions in the school's history, Evans is the first to finish an entire season undefeated. A feat he accomplished last year, compiling a record of 39-0 with a takedown advantage of 99-4. Also thrown in to the mix is UCO's other top-ranked wrestler, Tyler Zukerman at 125 pounds. Zukerman, now in his sophomore season, split starts last year with Shane Caruthers. After Caruthers suffered a season-ending shoulder injury, Zukerman took over full time action and went on to place second at the national tournament.

This sophomore from Lawton entered the tournament unranked and posted victories over the Nos. 2,4 and 8 seeds. Jason Leavitt, at 157 pounds, also had a runnerup finish at nationals and is ranked second going into the season. Leavitt was as close as one could be last year without winning it all, losing in sudden death overtime in the finals. The final All-American back for action is Heath Jolley. He came in fifth at 197 pounds last year, beating the first and second ranked opponents at his weight. This year, he will be dropping down to wrestle at 184 pounds. UCO has one other wrestler ranked in the preseason polls,

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The Vista Nov. 01, 2007  

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

The Vista Nov. 01, 2007  

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