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Quick Facts about the ReachHigher program: 1. You can enroll anytime. 2. Classes are offered five times throughout the year. 3. Classes last eight weeks and most assignments are online. 4. Upon graduation, you will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in organizational leadership. 5. The curriculum was created with the help of Oklahoma's businesses to meet their needs. 6. This degree prepares students for success in government, nonprofit, corporate or industrial careers. 7. You can choose which university will award your degree from the eight public universities offering the program.
By Nelson Solomon
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A new state program is helping adults who are facing hectic schedules with work, family and other commitments but are going back to college finish their degree. ReachHigher, Oklahoma's degree completion program, currently has one class session at UCO, a leadership course taught by Christopher Bray. The program is for working adults who want to finish their college degree from a state university, according to their official Web site. The application process is free and sdmissions requirements include having a minimum of 72 credit hours, being 21 years of age and not enrolled as a full-time student for at least one year. Those interested must also have a minimum of 2.0 graduation/ retention GPA in past college course work and have completed general education requirements as defined by the home institution admitting the student. A provisional admission status may be used for students who do not yet meet this requirement. Four classes will be offered at UCO in the spring, including Leading and Managing, Ethics and Organization, Professional Communications, and Foundations of Organizational Leadership, which is being taught this semester. The Oklahoman reported on Nov. 10 that the State Board of Regents recently announced scholarships for ReachHigher students. Drawing from $915,000 in federal grants, the state will award 620 scholarships of $500 each, with employers asked to match the amount. Classes last eight weeks and most assignments are online. Students will benefit from being placed in classes with their peers, where they can share courses and experiences with other working adults. Upon graduation, students will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in organizational leadership, the Web site stated. For more information, visit www.okhighered.org/ reachhigher.
Students host Thanksgiving drive for management project By Stephani Tobin
Business students at UCO are organizing a food drive for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, as part of a learning strategy to help teach civic responsibility. Students in Philip Jeck's Management and Organizational Behavior class will team up for this service-learning project called "Charity Apprentice — UCO." The objective is to engage students in charity activities while applying principles learned in class. The drive, called "More About Caring: Thanksgiving Food Drive & Warm Clothes for Warm Hearts" currently has donation boxes located in various businesses around Oklahoma City. The drive will run until Nov. 25. Lacretia Ellis, a business student in Jeck's class, helped her group form a plan for the drive and collaborate with M.A.0 Entertainment, LLC, to get their work off the ground. "This charity project has taught me the importance of giving, teamwork
"If music be the food of love, play on" The Shakespeare Faculty Panel meets to discuss play By Angela Morris
Gender-bending, class lines and modern adaptations were all topics at hand when UCO English prOfessors discussed the recent student production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." English professors Sandra Mayfield, Allen. Rice and David Macey met as a panel Thursday night to discuss student performances, their views on Shakespeare and his works and to ask the cast questions about the play. "'Twelfth Night' is a delightful gender-bending confusion," Rice said. All three professors had an opinion about the way Shakespeare handled gender roles, including the character Viola in "Twelfth Night", who dressed up as a man. They also discussed the class consciousness presented in the play and how Shakespeare's comedies, including "Twelfth Night," differ from his tragedies. Macey said, in this play, the yearning is so strong for both comedy and tragedy that it pushes us almost to the brink. Chairman of the theater department and director for this production, Dr. Robert McGill, decided to use a Rowse adaptation of the play. This version is slightly more contemporary, changing the "thou's" and "thee's" to "you's" and "I's" as a way of making the play easier to understand. McGill asked the panel if they thought the Rowse version took away from Shakespeare. Mayfield said it depends on the degree, but she believes this production still kept much of Shakespeare intact. Mayfield asked the cast how familiar they were with
and that I have a civic responsibility," Ellis said. M.A.C. Entertainment, a record label based in Georgia, Texas and Oklahoma, involves their company in community service and their "More About Caring" drive donated over $400 worth of nonperishable food. Donations from the drive will go to the Jesus Shelter, the Salvation Army and other organizations in need. Some of the items needed include nonperishable food, stocking caps, coats, jackets, gloves and earmuffs. People can bring donations to Pho Hoa restaurant on N.W. 23rd Street; Peter's Body and Paint Shop on S. Robinson Avenue; Phillips 66 on N.W. 36th Street and Kelley Avenue; Main Edge Barber Shop on N. Midwest Boulevard; and Aja Bleu Café on N. Western Avenue. Ellis said this project is a great way for students to learn about running an organization and the behaviors within management, as well as using their experience in community service to enrich the learning experience.
• What: William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" directed by Bob McGill • Who: UCO's Department of Theatre, Dance and Media Arts • Where: The Pegasus Theatre in the Liberal Arts building
Shakespeare prior to this production. Sonie cast members said they had been in other Shakespeare plays, but some had not. Stephan Goodman, who played Orsino, mentioned this was his first experience with Shakespeare and commented on how McGill helped present Shakespeare in a way that allowed Goodman to express his character. 4
• When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 through Saturday, Nov. 22 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23 • Price: $4 for students, $10 for seniors and UCO faculty and staff, and $14 for adults.
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Hugh Jackman crowned People's 'Sexiest Man Alive' Associated Press
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Dr. Pamela Washington, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, sits for a photo Wednesday in the dean's lounge at the Liberal Arts building.
Liberal Arts dean applies lessons learned to leadership By Chase Dearinger Copy Editor
Pam Washington won't say what aspect of the College of Liberal Arts she's most proud of. "That's an unfair question," she said. "That's like asking me to say which one of my children is my favorite." And she really means that: she has five children. Long before she was the dean of the College of Liberal Arts at UCO or the mother of five, Pam Washington was a student. Hailing from Bartlesville, Okla., she received her B.A. and M.A. in English at Oklahoma State and her Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She chose the field of rhetoric for its interdisciplinary applications and because she was fascinated with the art of persuasion. Her current research reflects one of the first areas that sparked her interest in the field: how women make use of language for their causes. "I focus specifically on nineteenth century literature," Washington said. "That was a period of time when there were a lot of causes for women: suffrage, temperance and abolition. And women were very active rhetorically, speaking and writing literature to further their causes. That's what got me interested in rhetoric. That, and I love teaching writing." Washington returned to Oklahoma after finishing her doctoral degree in 1989 to head up the first year writing program at UCO. As director of First Year Composition, she was in charge of organizing both teaching assistants and adjunct faculty for the English Department. According to her, she learned quite a bit about time management during this time. "I managed the teaching assistants and the adjuncts," she said. "And the English Department has a lot of both. So I had to learn a lot of time management skills to do my administrative work and teach." She also learned that not everyone was as passionate about the subject of rhetoric as she was. But this didn't hold her back from teaching Freshman Composition, which she still teaches every time she has a chance. "I learned to not be unhappy if everyone doesn't love writing the way that I do," she said. Washington has come to a sort of understanding with students that don't
love English. She just had to remind herself of her least favorite subject: math. "I try to think about it in the same way that I felt about math," Washington said. "It was not my favorite subject and I just got through my math classes, just like I know a lot of students just try to get through their Freshman Composition classes." Dean Washington eventually left her position as director of First Year Composition to become assistant and then associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts. She became dean of the college in 2004. Her history as a rhetorician has added a lot to her leadership role as dean. Primarily, it makes her a good communicator. "As a rhetorician, I have a keen sense of interpersonal relationships and audience," she said. "I think one of my skills is being able to communicate effectively with people and to understand that different people need to understand things in different ways." In other words, she's a good listener. You, kave to be a good listener when you'rera,mother of five. But this isn't the greatestqliality that Washington believes she's 1ppught from the experience of raising five hids. According to her, that quality is patittnce. "I've learned a great deal about patience from being the mother of five children," she said. Patience is important in a field like higher education, which has taught Washington has learned can sometimes take a lot longer to accomplish things than she expected. "There's a lot of bureaucracy that must be taken care of, a lot of committee meetings that must be attended, a lot of coordinating diverse groups of people with diverse agendas," she said. "All of that takes time." Although she may never claim to have a favorite child, Washington does concede that there's one thing she's more proud of than anything else in the College of Liberal Arts: teaching. Washington visits faculty classrooms every year and is amazed that she learns something new every time. "I see a new teaching technique or I see a new way of engaging students or I see students excited about interacting with their teacher," she said. "The excellence of our teaching faculty is something that I'm the most proud of."
Chi Alpha to host annual Thanksgiving meal tonight UCO Chi Alpha will host their free Thanksfest meal tonight from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the east court of the Wellness Center.
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NEW YORK-- Hugh Jackman says wife Deborra-Lee Furness teased him after finding out he'd been named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive." Recalling Furness' reaction, Jackman says: "God bless her, she said, 'I could've told them that years ago! And then she said, 'Obviously Brad (Pitt) wasn't available this year.' And I said, 'That was a joke, right?'" The magazine's executive editor, Jess Cagle, said Wednesday on NBC's "Today" show that Jackman is a "surprising choice," but he'd been AP PHOTO on the editors' minds "for a long time and it seemed like this was the year to do him." Cagle pointed out that not only is Jackman's career at its peak, with the "X-Men" movies and his upcoming epic with Nicole Kidman "Australia," but he's "built like a tank"
Suge' Knight to face Vegas drug, battery charges Associated Press
LAS VEGAS-- The Clark County district attorney's office is seeking charges against Marion "Suge" Knight win the alleged beating of his girlfriend in August. A criminal complaint being processed Tuesday in Las Vegas Justice Court charges Knight with two counts of felony drug possession and one count of misdemeanor battery. Police say they arrested Knight, 43, after AP PHOTO officers saw the founder of bankrupt Death Row Records beating the woman while brandishing a knife in a parking lot near the Las Vegas Strip. Authorities said the woman wasn't stabbed, but was treated at a hospital for injuries. The complaint alleges that Knight was carrying Ecstasy and hydrocodone when he was arrested.
Knight was later released after posting $19,000 bail. Court spokeswoman Esther McElhaney said the district attorney's complaint had been received by the court, which would process it, issue a summons for Knight and set an arraign; ment date. "Whenever we have the opportunity to appear before the court and enter a not guilty plea, that's what we'll do," said Richard Schonfeld, one of Knight's attorneys in Las Vegas. "We're going to vigorously defend him against these charges." Knight's Death Row Records was known for releasing seminal gangster rap albums by Tupac Shakur, Dr. Div and Snoop Dogg. It sold tens of millions of albums in the heyday of early 1990s rap. In 2006, a federal judge ordered a bankruptcy trustee takeover of Death Row Records, saying the label had undergone gross mismanagement. Knight's decision to file for bankruptcy protection staved off a move by the court to appoint someone to take control of the record label and his assets. The record company was auctioned for $24 million to New York-based Global Music Group Inc. in June.
Michael Jackson sued in UK, accused of taking $7 million as advance for album By Raphael G. Satter Associated Press
LONDON-- The son of an Arab monarch took the King of Pop to court Monday, charging that Michael Jackson took $7 million as an advance on an album and an autobiography that he never produced. Lawyers for Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa say their client paid Jackson expenses as an advance on the book and joint recording project with the sheikh, who is an amateur songwriter. Jackson claims the money was a gift. Al Khalifa, 33, was due to testify at London's Royal Courts of Justice on Wednesday. Jackson's lawyer Robert Englehart said he was seeking permission to have Jackson testify by video link from Los Angeles. A lawyer for Al Khalifa said the royal first spoke to Jackson, 50, by telephone while the singer was on trial in California following his 2003 arrest on child molestation charges. Attorney Bankim Thanki said that Al Khalifa wanted to work with. Jackson on rebuilding his career. Jackson's finances fell apart after his arrest and he was desperately short of cash. Al Khalifa's first payment, for $35,000, went toward paying the utility bills at Neverland, Jackson's 2,500-acre (1,000 hectare) ranch and miniature amusement park in California, Thanki said. When Jackson was found innocent of the molestation charges in June 2005, Al Khalifa footed $2.2 million in legal bills, the lawyer said. Al Khalifa said he believed the money would be repaid once Jackson's career
recovered from the damaging trial. "I saw the payment as an investment in Michael's potential," the sheikh said in a statement read out by his lawyer in court. "He said he would pay me back ... through our work together." Al Khalifa moved Jackson and his entourage to Bahrain almost immediately after the trial, setting up a recording studio for him in Manama, the Gulf state's capital. The sheikh, who is the governor of AP PHOTO Bahrain's Southern Province, supplied Jackson with $500,000 in cash to subsidize his lifestyle and splashed out on a $350,000 European vacation for Jackson and his associates in February of 2006, Thanki said. "The costs even included the expenses of bringing out Mr. Jackson's hairdresser," he said. The lawyer said Jackson and the sheikh became close friends and at one time both lived in a palace in Abu Dhabi owned by Al Khalifa's father, Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Bahrain's king..
Faculty and staff work off the pounds with new program By Laura Hoffert Staff Writer
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Dr. David Macey, faculty advisor for UCO's Gay Alliance for Tolerance and Equality student organization, speaks at the group's Tuesday night meeting in the Liberal Arts building.
Gay alliance fosters campus ties By Stephani Tobin Staff Writer
The Gay Alliance for Tolerance and Equality (GATE) at UCO has been meeting for nearly 20 years, but in an era of great social change, their role has remained clear: working together with groups on campus and around Oklahoma to help people. The organization, which was founded in 1990 and
meets every other Tuesday, provides support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, faculty and staff at UCO. "We live in a culture that presumes you're straight," Dr. David Macey, English department chair and GATE faculty sponsor, said. "But you can live your life and do what you want to do." Macey said that having this organization has "changed the climate on campus by per-
sisting for 20 years." He also said having an LGBT organization at UCO is important and "provides a visibility," because the gay community is a part of history and community. Students at the Nov. 18 meeting discussed recent political news items, including recent talk of possibly repealing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, and the passage of Proposition 8 in California. "I thought that if [Proposition 8] passes, it'll be a good thing," David Johnston, a senior history major and vice-president of GATE, said. "But if it doesn't pass, it'll be a better thing because it will aggravate people." Johnston said seeing protests from coast to coast, including one on Saturday in Oklahoma City, has inspired the gay community. "To me, that's real gay pride," Johnston said. "It's real and concrete." Johnston wants to work with RAIN, an Oklahoma City organization that helps people with HIV and HIV testing. With GATE, he wants to organize an AIDS day on campus with HIV testing. He also hopes to organize a drag show, with the proceeds benefitting GATE. Next semester, GATE members are planning a diversity conference, which will include a film festival on campus. Johnston said the films may not be gay-oriented,
but they want to find independent films and works from Oklahoma filmmakers. "[Dr. Macey] puts his all in this organization," Johnston said, citing his dedication to the organization and calling him absolutely brilliant. He said along with Macey's work with the group, he took members to see "The Laramie Project" at the Civic Center and participated in the AIDS Walk with them in October. Johnston also said, most importantly, the "alliance" part of their group name is the most important to them. "Hopefully, we can realize that we all have goals â€” we're all students," he said. The meeting also discussed the new gay alliance at OSU-OKC, which recently appointed officers. Deonna King founded Diverse Partnerships, Family and Friends, and utilized her friendships at UCO to help build the organization. She worked with Macey and members of GATE to help build their constitution and foster ideas. "Our purpose is social and educational, with community service," King said. Johnston hopes OSUOKC's organization has an adviser as dedicated as Macey, so in 20 years they can continue to have a strong group. "But hopefully, in 20 years, we won't have a need for this type of organization," he said.
With the semester slowly winding down, members of fitness programs such as the Weight Watchers at Work, are still trimming down just before the holidays. They've worked hard all semester to loose weight following the Weight Watchers program and director of student conduct Chris Snoddy and Stephanie Beauchamp, director of graduate advisement. have gained a new appreciation of self motivation. Their journey to loose weight began Aug. 14 alongside other coworkers wanting to loose weight. Though there were struggles along the way both Snoddy and Beauchamp are among the list having the highest weight loss. "Losing weight slowly is sometimes frustrating," Beauchamp said. "Some weeks I will only lose .2 [pounds] and we all want to see something more dramatic and for the weight to come off more quickly." As a previous member of Weight Watchers in 2002, Beauchamp began track her calorie intake online. When she heard about the Weight Watchers at Work option she quickly joined. "I had never reached my goal weight before but had done fairly well maintaining what I had lost," Beauchamp said. "However, over the past year I gained about 15 pounds and could not seem to lose it. I had lost about 5 of it just before beginning the progrant but really struggled Wifh doing that. I'd lose a , -few, then gain it back." 'Both she and Snoddy attribute their weight loss to the mnount of motivation they found at meetings that encouraged them to measure their food intake, control portion sizes, use online restaurant nutrition information and increase their exercise levels. "The most difficult part has been, and continues to be, avoiding free office snacks, becauk my office suite loves to snack and so do I," Snoddy said. "So, whenever I choose to eat some of the snacks, I only sample small portions. However, I have messed up and when I do mess up, it is hard to recover. I do not like those days in the gym." Though both have struggled, he and Beauchamp have seen some incredible results over the past three months. Snoddy has lost 38.6 pounds, but expects to have lost 40 by the next weigh in and Beauchamp
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has lost 12.2 pounds. With a little under a month to go until the program ends, they are maintaining motivation their commitment to the program. "I feel better, not only from eating better but from the exercise too," Beauchamp said. "Another thing is being able to wear some of the clothes . in my closet that haven't really fit in the past year." Though she has lost an impressive amount, she has yet to shed her sense of humor about weight loss and the lack of enthusiasm she used to have. "I've accomplished something that I always told myself that I could never do," Beauchamp said. "I've always said that I couldn't run unless someone was chasing me with a knife. Since I started jogging in August, I've been able to increase my endurance, I started out being able to only run for 1 minute at a time and I now can run 3 miles and I love it." Snoddy has also seen the benefits of his healthier lifestyle. "[The most gratifying part was] to have minimal love handles, a V-like upper body, a smaller waistline, smaller legs, being able to run a mile or two without struggling and knowing that I can loose weight," he said. "I have been working out since 6th grade, but have never eaten better than I do right now. I have not been at this weight since my freshman year in college 16 years ago." With their weight loss and self-determination, Snoddy and Beauchamp recommend the program to anyone interested. "It provides a method of accountability, motivation, and a plan to get out of discouragement," Snoddy said. "I think the program is designed for real living," Beauchamp said. "You don't have to cut anything out of your diet, you just have to plan for it and maybe not eat as much of it. The meetings are motivational and informational, you learn not only from the leader, but from others as well." Snoddy and Beauchamp plan to continue their Weight Watchers at Work program to further their results. "I am almost to my goal weight and I will participate again in the spring so that I can learn to maintain it for the rest of my life," Beauchamp said. "While some people may be able to follow the program online independently, for right now, I think the meetings are giving me the extra motivation and accountability that I need. "It is great having some of my coworkers attend meetings with me, we are a support system for each other and I want to be there for them as much as they are there for me. Having the meetings on campus really helps when you have a busy schedule."
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Don't ask, don't tell, don't discriminate By Stephani Tobin
With a new President and a new administration by next year, the five branches of the military could see change: publicly out gay service members. It's about time. Our nation has overextended armed forces and a need for men and women who genuinely want to serve. Recently, more than 100 retired military leaders, including the former head of the Naval Academy, have come forward to suggest ending the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy. According to CNN. corn, a Washington Post ABC News poll this summer found that 75 percent of Americans think that gay men and women should have the right to serve openly and without retaliation. Most importantly, the lead sponsor of a bill to overturn this law said that it could possibly be passed in President-elect Obama's first term. After 9-11, military enlistment numbers rose. In many cases, it was because a call of patriotism after our nation was attacked. But in the past five years of our armed forces serving in a war on two fronts in the Middle East, men and women are returning home overwhelmed, exhausted and sometimes wounded. The military needs retention to keep from sending back the same people, tour after tour. There are benefits to joining the military, and they include the GI Bill, tax-free
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housing and sustenance allowances, and a five-figure paycheck for people who may not have any work experience. So, with the need for a military that doesn't continually send people back to Iraq and Afghanistan shortly after their tours end, and with the benefits the military offers, why shouldn't they open their arms to openly gay people? Being gay isn't just about who you have sex with. It's about who you share your life with, your experiences coming out to family and friends, the people you trust. Sure, a gay man can serve in the Army or Navy, but if they're in a serious partnership, they can't talk about it. They can't have their significant other there at public events, and they can't greet them at a homecoming after a long deployment. And, sure, there's the argument that there may be a homophobic person serving alongside a gay man or woman, and in order to prevent trouble, we should protect them from discrimination and abuse. But that argument isn't good enough. We now have two states that allow legal gay marriage. People from coast to coast are protesting the passage of Proposition 8. We simply cannot ignore this issue anymore. The military needs people who have a genuine desire to serve their country – and if those people include a gay man or woman who is loud, out and proud, it shouldn't make a bit of difference.
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House Bill 2513 won't fix school violence Sometimes I wonder about the logic of certain proposals and ideas that come through the State Legislature. House Bill 2513 by Rep. Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, represents such a flawed bill. The bill would allow the following to bring handguns on college and university campuses, if they have a state concealed weapons license: active-duty military and National Guard and Reserve members, honorably discharged veterans, and those with at least 72 hours of firearms training certified by the Council on Law Enforcement Education. The bill passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives and is awaiting action in the state Senate. It would also require people authorized to carry a concealed handgun to provide written notice to the university or college president before bringing a gun on campus. Before modification, the original bill would have allowed anyone at least 21 years old with a concealed handgun-carrying permit to take a gun on campus. The issue was discussed in this week's UCO Student Association
USA Today article that America's college campuses are not the war zones newspaper and magazine articles lead the public to believe. Those crimes committed against students get major attention from the media probably because campuses are expected to be serene and safe. In addition, most crimes (93 percent) against college students occur off campus, according to statistics from the Women's Self-Defense Institute. Is it really necessary to allow concealed handguns on 'campus to make the campus "safer" when most students are not likely to be victimized on campus? Bottom Line: It will not help the problem of camBY NELSON SOLOMON pus violence to allow more people than necessary to have a handgun available. it may help prevent another Virginia Allowing this bill to pass will only accentuate the problem in the state. Tech incident from occurring. What will Rep. Murphey's response While enacting this bill may make campuses more secure, it is illogical be when a handgun does get in the to think that a gun won't get in the wrong hands and an innocent life is wrong hands and cause a life-threat- taken as a result of this bill? ening situation on campus. Dorothy Siegel stated in a May 1994
Senate meeting, and a senator who the House Bill argued that allowing guns on campus would make a potential shooter think twice when they realize that a small percentage of students might be able to defend themselves with a concealed handgun. The senator stated that the bill is both preventative and reactive, that
The Bottom Line
Auto airbag: Congress must prevent economic crash Conventional economic wisdom holds that the free market alone should determine which companies and industries succeed and fail. A company's decisions, whether they are wise or poor, are its own to make, and it should have to face consequences of those decisions. The American auto industry giants — namely, General Motors, Ford and Chrysler — have made a number of poor, if not selfdestructive, choices in the past decade, culminating in their current liquidity crisis. While a healthy economy would survive the bankruptcy of a Big Three auto giant, any such failure could plunge the economy as a whole into depression in the current economic environment. In order to prevent this from happening, Congress needs to extend a loan to these companies. The automakers should certainly be held responsible for their own poor choices. Their focus on the production of SUVs and trucks instead of more fuel-efficient cars has caused major profit losses, as consumers have turned away from these gas-guzzling vehicles. Union support for these strategies
— while politically helpful to their constituents in the short term — has also made it difficult for Congress to impose fuel standards on the industry. Wherever the blame lies, however, making the changeover to producing more fuel-efficient vehicles will require a huge amount of capital, without which the automakers are likely to face bankruptcy. The bankruptcy of any of these companies, however, would likely throw the already recessing economy into a depression. Rather than letting the auto companies fall victim to the free market, Congress needs to intervene by providing the capital they need to improve the industry in the long run. However, Congress should not simply hand over a loan without ensuring that it will be used responsibly. With the auto industry in such a weak bargaining position, Congress has a unique opportunity to push forward its goal of decreasing American oil consumption. Tying the loan to higher fuel standards will help decrease national fuel consumption and dependence on foreign oil. In addition, forcing the auto companies to make more
fuel-efficient cars will help them cornpete in the long-term against foreign automakers that are currently selling hybrid cars, which are more attractive to consumers in light of rising gas prices. In a more punitive vein, Congress could also consider requiring these companies to replace the management that has driven their companies into the current crisis. Making management accountable for its mistakes will likely discourage those who think that a congressional bailout provides a convenient out for failing companies. It may not be the government's job to protect individual companies from failing, but in economic crises, it should work to lessen the effects of recession. Because of the central role the auto industry plays in the economy, Congress needs to both prevent the automakers from collapsing and hold them accountable for their past actions. It should use its position of power over the auto companies to make them adopt responsible longterm strategies. With the economy on a crash course, a bailout may be the best way to lessen the impact. HARVARD CRIMSON/ HARVARD UNIVERSITY
CAMPUS QUOTES: "What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday?"
Compiled and photographed by Chris Albers "For people getting together and a chance to gain weight."
Yuko Watanabe Journalism - Senior
"I'm thankful for my family and friends."
Emily Robnett English - Freshman
"I'm thankful for my job, given the state of the economy."
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Surf Cruise tops Forbes.com list of 'Hottest Tots'
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NEW YORK-- Suri Cruise is the most popular kid on the playground. The 2-year-old daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes tops Forbes.com's second annual list of "Hollywood's 10 Hottest Tots." Forbes.com, which ranked celebrity children 5 years old and younger based on media attention and their parents' popularity, said Suri — known for her stylish outfits and haircut— popped up in more news articles and blogs than her peers. Three of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's six children made the list: Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, 2, is in second place after coming in first last year; Zahara JoliePitt, 3, is in third place; and Pax JoliePitt, 4, is fourth on the list. "Though not quite the tabloid stars his sisters Zahara and Shiloh are, his recognizable mug and A-list parents give him space in the top five," said Forbes.com of Pax. Rounding out the top 10: Sam Alexis Woods, daughter of Tiger Woods and his wife, Elin; Cruz Beckham, son of David and Victoria Beckham; Matilda Rose Ledger, daughter of Michelle Williams and the late Heath Ledger; David Banda, son of Madonna and Guy Ritchie; Sean Preston Federline, son of Britney Spears and Kevin Federline; and Sam Sheen, daughter of Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen.
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Senior Reporter There is a growing interest in Korean films worldwide as the industry churns intriguing stories that appeal to a diverse contemporary audience. The Korean film industry encompasses works produced by both North and South Korea. Many of the films have been screened on the UCO campus and the attendances for Korean movies have been high. In the last few years, Hollywood has remade many Korean films. The latest to make the headlines, and still in the pipeline, is Park Chan Wook's "Oldboy," picked up by DreamWorks with Steven Spielberg as director. However, the Korean film industry has not gone unaffected by the global recession. Last month, the Korean Film Council started a film fund to boost film production and keep the industry going. Among the most popular genres of Korean films are the comic love stories "The movie has that appeal many strong to the young generation. points in the "He Was elements of the Cool," starring Jung plot outline." Da Bin as Han Ye Won and Song Seung Hun as --Abha Eli Phoboo Ji Eun Sung was recently screened for UCO international students. The film, based on a novel by Guiyeoni, is a light-hearted story about high school students. Han Ye Won is a sweet spunky girl who unwittingly challenges the vocational school bully Ji Eun Sung. Eun Sung does not know how to express himself. He is better at lashing out violently than he is at interacting with people. Hae Ye Won, on the other hand, is rather timid and not quite aware of what she has gotten into. The conflict of the plot is very well set up and the characters are grounded. However, as the story progresses, the plot seems to be rather stretched. The movie has many strong points in the elements of the plot outline. But the character of Hae Ye Won can be nerve grating at times. Ji Eun Sung is a ruthless bully who doesn't have an iota of respect for anybody else. Even though he loves Hae Ye Won, he treats her rather shabbily. Yet, Hae Ye Won finds it in her heart to love him. A classic love story outline, the staging is simply done and sometimes appears amateurishly. But, like other Korean films, it retains the quality of mass appeal.
Actress Katie Holmes joins her husband Tom Cruise as he holds their daughter Suri after Holmes finished the New York City Marathon in New York. Forbes.com looked at a year's worth the polling firm E-Poll Market Research of press clippings and Web presence for to get awareness scores for the children more than 50 Hollywood kids. The Web and consumer appeal rankings for their site then narrowed the list, recruiting celebrity parents.
Wellness Center helps TPS improve health By Laura Hoffert Senior Reporter
They brave the blistering heat, the slick ice and most recently, the unforgiving scale more times than most could handle. But the UCO Transportation and Parking Services employees, or the Fit Crew, as they like to be called, have conquered each obstacle put in front of them. When Raul Martinez, assistant director of TPS came forward asking how to help his co-workers get on a program to improve their fitness and health, the Wellness Center jumped at the opportunity. It was then that UCO's Healthy Campus Initiative became involved in the lives of staff and faculty, not just students. The overall mission of Healthy Campus UCO is to promote a campus environment supportive of the development and maintenance of a healthy body, mind and spirit for all members of the UCO community. With 95 percent of the TPS employees volunteering to become part of the program, the participants were given individual health assessments and personalized plans for healthier lifestyles. Each participant was given specific flexibility, resistance and cardiovascular exercises before the program was officially launched.
Ten students selected for elite Greek honor society Ten University of Central Oklahoma students qualified to join the university's chapter of Order of Omega, a national honor society recognizing the top three percent of Greek students nationwide. Students are selected for membership based on several factors, including character, scholarship, offices held and participation in their fraternity or sorority, and service to the local community and university. Only three percent of students who are affiliated with a Greek organization and who are juniors or above may be accepted
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No solace for 007 in "Quantum" movie By Ryan Croft
Staff writer "Quantum of Solace," the 22nd film in the Bond franchise, has everything a suave, sophisticated super-spy needs. Fast cars? Check. Loud Guns? Check. Eye candy? Check and double check. Prozac. Um, check? Written as a sequel to 2006's "Casino Royale," QoS picks up about an hour after Bond's one true love, Vesper, was killed — possibly in the act of betraying him. This plotline sets the mood for a much more emotionally abrasive 007. Gone is the freewheeling playboy who just happened to make his living killing bad guys. Daniel Craig's 007 is fraught with emotion and explosive anger, making him less of a smooth operator and more a bloodthirsty bull in a china shop full of bad guys. QoS opens with a frantic, guns-blazing car-chase, effectively starting the film on its frenetic rollercoaster ride feel. Unlike the dialogue-heavy "Casino Royale," QoS keeps a much faster pace, both in physical action and emotional tension. After M's (Judi Dench) own bodyguard infiltrates the impenetrable MI-6, Bond goes a 'hunting to find the villainous organization. responsible. M, shaken by the breach and knowing of Bond's own personal
Daniel Craig as 007 in "Quantum of Solace." ven- detta over his dead lover, orders him back to headquarters. It's in his initial, flippant defiance of MI-6's demands that we see the first glimpse of the cocky could-give-a-damn James Bond of yesteryear. Although QoS is more serious in tone and much faster in pacing than previous installments, many staples of the better Bond flicks are still present here. Mathieu Amalric makes an enjoyably slimy, scheming, super-foe as Dominic Greene, whose environmental-preservation organization serves as a front for the diabolical group of super-bad guys known only as Quantum. There are two Bond-girls in this movie, although only one of them becomes a Bbnd-girl in the true meaning of the term. You might be disappointed to know there is no Moneypenny, no Q and not much in the way
cool gadgetry this time around. Because they often provided some of the more comic moments in the films, it might feel like their absence is more proof that the fun Bond is gone. But is he gone? Or has he just not yet arrived? Let's not forget, Craig's Bond has only recently earned his 00's and lost his girl. Perhaps the violently moody, young agent simply needs time to turn his murderously cold stare into that well-known, disarmingly charming smirk. Perhaps, once he finds that bit of solace the movie's title pered, ill-behaved Bond has a little refers to, he can have a little more fine-china left to break. more fun killing people. For now, I think this ill-tern-
Le Cep Bistro: delightfully delicious and well-refined By Ryan Kolb and Daviyion Johnson
Resturant Reviewers We thank the many of you who voted for this week's restaurant destination on Facebook. We still have a group, "The Vista Restaurant Review," and would love for you to join it. By popular demand we were sent to Le Cep Bistro, an elegant and fabulous French eatery right in our own backyard. It is on Coltrane and 2nd near the gas station on the corner. Don't drive too fast or you'll miss it. Look for the black awning with Le Cep Bistro in white lettering. As you walk into this fine place, you will notice candles, fresh roses and an eclectic setup on every table. Its maximum capacity is only 40 people, so reservations may be needed on busy nights, but not required. We were seated promptly and told of the specials of the day from our brand-new but very pleasant server. Upon speaking with her and asking for her recommendations, we learned the owners have their own winery in California and have fresh fish flown in every week from Florida. We rarely order beverages for dinner, but we couldn't resist living the good life even if it only was for a moment. We ordered wine for our dinners and decided we would give their personal wine, Bramlet Cabernet, a try. It was a phenomenal choice, and complemented both of our meals wonderfully. We started with an appetizer of rock shrimp and scallops with white wine and garlic sauce and while we waited, baskets of bread and garlic butter (oh so tasty garlic butter) that truly teased the taste buds before the main event. The rock shrimp and scallops arrived and well, THEY ROCK! Every bite of the crunchy and tangy shrimp was a KO to the brain. Once we finished eating all of the appetizers, we dipped our bread in the leftover sauce and it almost made us want to order it again. It really was that good. For the main course, and after great debate, Ryan decided on the Lobster Risotto (lobster over rice) while Daviyion opted for the Steak Au Poivre (New York strip steak with pepper cognac sauce) with homemade mashed potatoes.
"Le Cep Bistro is a restaurant that not only did everything he expected them to do right, but they went above and beyond and made this visit both special and memorable. Overthe-top service, eclectic atmosphere and food that makes his mouth water..." --Ryan Kolb and Daviyion Johnson .
Both meals came with asparagus. we indulged in a desert known to Seriously, if we were on death row, the French as creme brulee, but to this is what we would request for us, a taste of heaven. The top was our last meals. caramelized and crispy with a soft Ryan's Lobster Risotto was a and delicious center. It makes us dish of peaks and valleys. On one happy just thinking about how hand, the risotto was prepared good they were. This was money like no risottoltie has ever had. It well spent for an amazing dessert was absolutely mouth-watering. treat. It made his taste buds take on that Ryan gives Le Cep Bistro the mythical 6th gear and sent them highest score he has ever given any into overdrive. The perfect blend of restaurant: 5.1 out of 5 stars. Why rice, peas and sauce is one he won't so high you ask? Le Cep Bistro soon forget. That was the peak. is a restaurant that not only did As for the valley, Ryan's hopes everything he expected them to may have been too high. The do right, but they went above and lobster was dwarfed by this beyond and made this visit both massive amount of risotto. He special and memorable. Over-thewas hoping for more meat on this top service, eclectic atmosphere, entrée, especially because it was and food that makes his mouth indeed the special of the day. It did water just writing this. It also taste of buttery lobster goodness, makes Le Cep Bistro his absolute though. After looking at, drooling favorite eatery in Edmond. If you on and finally tasting Daviyion's want to show off what great places steak, he knew he needed to work Edmond has to offer, Le Cep Bistro on his selection skills and stick to needs to be at the top of your list. his carnal meat of choice: beef. Daviyion believes there are two by Vista photographer Chanel Henry The lobster portion should have things you can expect to do in life: been bigger, but the risotto made it live and die. If you want something almost worth it. to do to pass the time in between, Le Cep Bistro is located at the intersection of Coltrane and 2nd Street in Daviyion's steak was cooked well- dining a Le Cep Bistro is the way Edmond. done and tender to the end. Every go. Students, with graduation morsel of pepper-covered steak and coming up in roughly three weeks EARC Thrift Store has mashed potatoes performed a river and change, this is a great place to dance on his tongue like steak has persuade your parents to treat you never done before. Now initially, to. steak was not the first choice, but to make your it definitely turned out to be the best. Everything about this DROP-OFF BUNDLE SERVICE meal, prepared by one of the most talented SELF-SERVICE • WASH-DRY-FOLD-IRON French cuisine chefs LOW PRICES • CLEAN & SPACIOUS! (in our book), was to die for. Daviyion is already planning on getting his parents to Home furnishings Vintage & Name-Brand Fashions treat him to Le Cep for Her & Him Bistro fora graduation dinner. As our loyal readers know, we rarely get dessert but we splurged on this TVs, Electronics & Appliances Game Systems, DlialCDs 6 Software meal enough and WE DO COMFORTERS & BEDSPREADS TOO... figured, why not? So,
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`Twelfth Night' keeps audiences laughing until end By Angela Morris Staff Writer
The UCO Theater Department put on a production last weekend of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." The comedy had the entire audience laughing in their seats as the students led the audience through a play that includes characters crossdressing, falling in love under false pretense and scheming against each other. Viola, played by Alicia Adams, is forced to dress up as her twin brother, whom she falsely believes to be dead, and take the position as a messenger for Orsino, Duke of Illyria (Stephen Goodman). Orsino gives Viola the task of presenting a love letter to Olivia (Lorryn Finnell), the girl he is infatuated with. However, the real irony set in when Olivia falls madly for Viola, whom Olivia believes to be a man, instead of Orsino, whom Viola is falling for. Supporting roles, such
as Olivia's drunken uncle (Leavell Johnson) and a suitor to Olivia (Chris Damen), added a great deal of humor to this already complicated situation, as they scheme against and pull tricks on various different characters. The local street performer, Festa (Gerrin Mitchell), was one of the funniest characters. This jester helped guide the play through its mayhem with his smart-mouth remarks and humorous mannerisms. Chairman of the English Department David Macey said it was one of the best productions of "Twelfth Night" he has ever seen. Other faculty members commented on how the play being performed in the Pegasus Theatre, added a great deal of intimacy. This production will be performed again by the exact same cast at 7:30 p.m., tonight through Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the. Pegasus Theatre. The admission prices are $4 for students, $10 for seniors and UCO faculty and staff, and $14 for adults.
Students bring art togedir for a cohesive feel By Rebecca Shampay Staff Writer
The Vonna Nigh Gallery Exhibit Hall in the Nigh University Center now has a black and white photography exhibit scattered throughout the floor. Photography students Skyler Smith and Joe Harjo displayed their collected works in the gallery entitled "Iconic Commonalities." Collectively it flows so well that it would be easy to believe there was only one artist, not two. Wandering through the gallery, there is a vibe of peace and contentment throughout the pieces. Each piece has a serene nature about it, whether it's the aftermath of an icy night or the iconic silhouette of a baseball statue. Either way, there is a stillness and tranquility throughout the settings, as if the sun set on a crazy day and leaves the night in peace. Harjo had some strong pieces, and my favorite by far was "Old Number 7." Sometimes his scenes however seemed a little emptier in comparison to Smith's photos. They were a bit more complex whether in the situation of the scene or texture-like _makeup of the visual itself. In "Courtyard in Santa Fe," Smith's depiction of the street with the bench seems simple and maybe familiar, but leaves the mind open to different emotions. The bench itself could be an intimate hideout or the entire setting Photo provided could be a hollowed detached view of the empty street at An example of one of the prints on display. The exhibit will last until Dec. 3. night. Another favorite of mine was Smith's "Downtown Used Cars." That picture had so drawn to that photo more than any for display. The exhibit will last until much texture and contrast between other in the exhibit. Dec. 3. the building and the rest of the world Both students did an excellent that it was hard not to keep my eyes job creating a strong cohesive piece
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Bronchos oxen season with style By Kaylea Brooks
The Bronchos opened the season with a spectacular win against Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Okla; last night with a mind-blowing score of 107-40. The Bronchos had already trampled the Aggies 55-15 by halftime, and by the end of the game, six of the players were in double figures. UCO set a new school record with 15 3-pointers. They also set records for field goals (42), and points (107).
Out of those 3-pointers freshman guard Courtney Allen made five to come up with her 19 points for the game. Senior Mallory Markus scored 16 points, and Scotland native Rose Anderson made three 3-pointers, ending with a total of 15 points. Cristina Yarborough also contributed to the scoring frenzy with 13 points, and Krista Beaty also scored 13 in only 11 minutes. Star Lizzie Brenner only took three shots that totaled to five points. Guy Hardaker, head coach, said his team was excited to win such a game, especially the first game of
the season. "Our girls came out on fire. We shot it really good, and the girls were active defensively," he said. "It was a fun night." But Hardaker said that he wanted to the girls to keep playing this well, and hopefully, the win will give them enough steam to defeat Pittsburg State on Friday. "We're going to have to keep the momentum going," said Hardaker. "Pittsburg State is a hard team." The Bronchos will take on Pittsburg State at the Southwestern by Vista photographer Chris Albers Oklahoma Classic in Weatherford Krista Beaty jumps for the rebound Thursday night against rivals the Oklahoma Flyers on Friday at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Field House. The Lady Bronchos lost the game during overtime.
Timeout: Top NFL teams for 2008-09 By Kaylea Brooks
The holiday season is definitely upon us. And with the holiday season, what do you get? Well, besides after-Thanksgiving sales, an over abundance of commercials, parades and college football bowl games, there is something else. It's NFL season. Time to latch on to the TV, hunt stats on your computer and cheer on your favorite team. It looks like the Ten.nes-. see Titans are the only team undefeated so far, with a solid ten games won. The New York Giants are right on the heels of the Titans, with only one loss in 10 games played. The Carolina Panthers are 8-2, and currently third in rank. Last year, the New England Patriots topped offensively, with 411.2 offensive yards per game and 295.7 passing yards per game. The Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints were in the top five for offense last year as well. The Pittsburgh Steelers had the best defense in the 2007-08 season, followed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts. For this year, the Saints are leading in offensive yards, with 319.7 in passing to accumulate to a 411.5 total yards per game. The Steelers have a dominating defense, sweeping all defensive categories as of week 11 in 2008. For December, here are some of the best games to watch. The Dallas Cowboys will try to better their record against Pittsburg, but with Pittsburgh's amazing defense, it will be tough indeed. The Steelers came out of the 11th week 7-3, and the Cowboys 6-4. It is looking like a mediocre year for the Cowboys, but maybe they can pull it out. I've been wrong before. The game will kick off at 4:15 p.m. on Dec. 7. The Buccaneers will battle the Panthers on Carolina's turf on Dec. 8 at 8:30 p.m. for Monday Night Football. The Panthers have the home field advantage, but the Buccaneers have one of the better defenses. The Panthers trail behind the Buccaneers by just a little in that respect. Will Carolina hold it's place in the top three, or can Tampa Bay pull the win? We'll watch and see. Pittsburgh will take on No. 1 Tennessee on Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. No one has been able to stop the Titans yet, but the Steelers should not be underestimated.
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