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National Condom Week to raise awareness by Andrew Knittle Staff Writer When students at the ultraliberal University of California at Berkeley started what is now called National Condom Week in the late 1970s, they may or may not have known it would become a truly “national” campaign. The outbreak of AIDS in the early 1980s, and the ensuing nationwide panic that followed turned the Berkeley students’ concept into a tool used by an array of organizations, including other universities, high schools and family planning centers like Planned Parenthood. Terry Dennison, Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma’s director of educational services, said PPCO uses NCW to drive home the importance of using condoms. “It [NCW] is a terrific opportunity to educate people about the importance of prevention and responsible condom use and to address anti-condom claims,” Dennison said. The “anti-condom claims” Dennison refers to are part of a recent societal movement focusing on conservative values and abstinence that uses politics to curtail NCW’s message of awareness, prevention and by Vista photographer Alex Gambill responsible sexual behavior. “Instead of providing National Condom Week started at the University of California at Berkeley in 1978 from Feb. 12 to Feb. 16, to make students more aware accurate information about of safer sex practices. all people’s options in sexu-

Meningitis vaccines available to students by Lyndsay Gillum Staff Writer Due to recent news that an OSU student is being treated for bacterial meningitis, the Student

Health Center is taking careful precautions by making vaccines available to students, faculty and staff. On Tuesday, an OSU sophomore, Samantha Ellerbach, was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. She was life-flighted from Stillwater to the Tulsa OSU Medical Center early Tuesday morning. According to a statement releasedWednesday by her mother, Susan Ellerbach, “She is being treated aggressively, and while Samantha remains in intensive care, all indications are she will have a full recovery.” Meningitis is an infection of the fluid of the spinal cord and fluid that surrounds the brain. There are two types of meningitis, viral and bacterial. “Bacterial can be treated with antibiotics but the Neisseria meningitides bacterial infection is a serious

and often life threatening infection,” LuAnn Dyer, RN at the Student Health Center, said. “Viral meningitis is not usually as severe or contagious.” The bacteria are not easily transmitted and are spread from person

to person through direct contact, such as kissing, coughing, sharing drinks, cigarettes and lip balm, Dyer said. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, none of the bacteria that cause meningitis are as contagious as things like the common cold or flu, and they are not spread by casual contact or by simply breathing the air where an infected person has been. The common symptoms usually include a severe headache, stiff neck and a high fever. “They may begin as flulike symptoms and get steadily worse,” Dyer said. As the disease progresses, “it causes swelling of the membranes around the brain and spinal cord, or an infection of the blood.” Meningitis can be diagnosed by a spinal tap and is treated

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al decision making, there is a conservative movement, both here and abroad, to push abstinence-only-until-marriage while marginalizing the important part that condoms play in prevention,” Dennison said. And while Dennison acknowledges that abstaining from sex until marriage is no doubt the safest way to prevent the transmission of STDs and unwanted pregnancies, he cites “reality” as a key factor in getting NCW’s message out there. “PPCO appreciates the fact that abstinence is a valid and practical choice,” Dennison said. “The reality, though, is that most people, married or not, will choose to have sex at some point in their lives.” But in the greater Oklahoma City area, most people aren’t even aware of NCW existence because local high schools and universities rarely, if ever, do anything to promote the campaign. “I think most administrations find this topic a little too risky,” Dennison said. UCO business major Kara Devlin graduated from Norman High School less than two years ago and said her school never did anything to promote NCW, despite the fact that a majority of the students were engaging in pre-marital sex. “I wouldn’t say that abstinence

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Valentine's Day for the loving kind An estimated one billion valentine cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. by Lyndsay Gillum Staff Writer Every Feb. 14, the lovestruck and those hoping to find love, line up to purchase candy, flowers and other romantic gifts for their special someone. The phrase “Will you be my valentine?” will be uttered from the mouths of lovers on this special day, Feb. 14, but do they know what the day for lovers is about? “Valentine’s Day to me is a day to celebrate relationships and to express our love for family and friends,” Holly Franks, photo journalism senior, said. Some critics argue that Valentine’s Day is simply a Hallmark holiday introduced to North America by British settlers. The factual history of Valentine’s Day and the patron saint it’s named after is a much more complex story. The holiday is named after two Christian martyrs named Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni. Both are listed in early martyrologies under the date Feb. 14 and it has been concluded that the two were the same person, according to According to History. com, one legend said while Valentine was in prison, he sent the first valentine to a girl who visited him during his incarceration. She is said to be his jailor’s daughter. Before his death, he allegedly wrote her a letter, which he signed, “From your Valentine.” Another legend states that Roman Emperor Claudius II

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Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, is a traditional holiday that is still viewed as a heartwarming time for couples to spend quality time together and buy presents. outlawed marriage for young men, because single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families. St. Valentine, a priest in Rome, secretly performed marriages for young lovers. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered he be put to death, according to In Great Britain, Valentine’s Day began to be popularly celebrated around the 17th century. By the middle of the 18th century, it was common for friends and lovers in all social classes to exchange small

tokens of affection or handwritten notes. By the end of the century, printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in technology. Valentine’s greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages. The oldest known Valentine is on display at the British Museum. Esther Howland created the first commercial Valentine’s Day greeting cards. Howland, known as the ‘Mother of the Valentine,’ made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as “scrap,” according to

According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated one billion valentine cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines. Over 50 percent of all the Valentine’s Day cards are purchased in the six days prior to Feb.14, making it a delight for procrastinators out there. Red roses are the single most popular

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"Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence." - H. L. Menken

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February 13, 2007

theVista Editorial


Teddy Burch, Editor in Chief Steven Reckinger, Copy Editor Ivo Lupov, Managing Editor

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What does Valentine's Day mean to you? Opinion 1 Valentine’s Day, the one day out of the year where men and women woo one another with chocolates and flowers because of all those unavoidable arguments in the past. It’s a time for reconciliation for two people to forget their relationship issues and enjoy the time they have together. In other words, it’s a day where your significant other expects you to follow the guidelines to planning a special evening, so the constant bickering can be brought to a minimum. All joking aside, Valentine’s Day is an important celebration of love and affection. It helps the community grow closer by introducing people to each other, creating possible opportunities for a blossoming relationship that can lead into something more. It reminds the world that not everything has to focus

on the negative aspects of life, like war, famine, and economical turmoil. It’s a chance to disregard those moments in life that make you question whether or not your relationship with so-and-so is heading in the right direction. It certainly isn’t about wasting a couple hundred dollars on somebody in order to win over his or her approval. Money shouldn’t be a factor when it comes to a holiday that symbolizes the greatest, most influential emotion that exists. Anyone has the opportunity to indulge in the best parts of what makes a good relationship great. Without the hassle of financial consideration, two people can benefit from Valentine’s Day as a simple day of the week to spend some quality time together, whether they’re married, dating or wanting

to know each other better. the same vein as St. PatOpinion 2 Not to say sharrick’s Day, Valentine’s ing love should be Day acknowledges restricted to Feb. the importance of 14. What one man’s What is Valentine’s Day? ValendedicaA made-up day to spent t i n e ’s tion to additional money after Christmas and New Year. We live in a society dictating what, when and how to celebrate. If you do not buy chocolate with flowers to your girl and take her out on a dinner with candles, you are a coldhearted jerk with no sense of romantics. If we accept Feb. 14 as the day we express our feelings to someone, what about the rest 364 days Day the of the year? If a man or repreworld. women does not feel the sents, it should And so urge to show the reason he be expressed every we, as part of the or she is in love or simply day, but the holiworld, should attracted by someone, I day does two things: think about fol- do not see a reason to celcelebrate the life of a saint lowing in his footsteps. ebrate any other holiday. and recognize the adoraIt was not even the end tion between people. In of January and Christmas

decorations were not even put away, when all the stores were already filling up with merchandise: red hearts and wishful quotes for everlasting love. It is a way for all companies to draw more money from your card by making you feel guilty. If there was statistical data showing how much money is being brought in, not so many people will be enthusiastic. On the other hand, most females do not see a reason to investigate such issues. Who pays for most of the entertainment, such as dinner, movies, few drinks and presents, during Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day has good intentions to make people happier, but everything is so commercialized and overrated, and the meaning of the day dissolves among flowers and unreasonable spending.

CAMPUS QUOTES: Compiled and photographed by Travis Marak and Ivo Lupov

"How much will you be spending on Valentines Day?" "It was a bill. It was good, we went to Boulevard Steakhouse."

"Right now nothing. I have no money in my bank account."

"I planned about 50 bucks. That is all she is getting."

"None, because I do not have a Valentine."

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News VALENTINE from page 1 flower to give on Valentine’s Day. Some eight billion Sweethearts Conversation Hearts are sold between Jan. 1 and Valentine’s Day each year. “It means a lot of eye-rolling,” Sara Hoffman, photo journalism senior, said. “Everyone pairs off right before Valentine’s Day and being single, I just assume they’ll break up by Easter.” Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is unclear, the stories certainly emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and most importantly, a romantic figure.

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HEALTH from page 1 with antibiotics. According to Dyer, the SHC is giving out the vaccine Menactra. She said that those students living in-group settings, such as the dorms, are more at risk and should get the vaccine. The cost for the vaccine at the SHC is $125. “There is an increased risk of Meningococcal Meningitis in people living in close proximity to each other, such as dormitories, especially in college freshmen,” John Hackney, M.D. at the SHC, said. “Getting vaccinated is effective in reducing your risk of getting this type of Meningitis.”

Should anyone at UCO be diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, all close contacts will be treated with the antibiotic to prevent infection. It is preventable with a single dose of the vaccine. Students, faculty and staff are highly encouraged to get a vaccine. Though it is a rare disease, it can cause serious complications and death. “Ten percent to 15 percent of people die,” Dyer said. “Get vaccinated, don’t share food, drinks or cigarettes with others.”

“10 to 15 percent of people die. Get vaccinated, don’t share food, drinks or cigarettes with others.”

-LuAnn Dyer



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UCO student struck by car by Andrew Knittle Staff Writer UCO student Ross Dunlap, who unwittingly became part of a bizarre series of events on his way to school, was hit by a car Feb. 8 as he walked south along Chowning Avenue at around 8 a.m., Edmond police said. According to reports, Edmond resident Richard Kindberg, 58, was driving south on Chowning Avenue when he lost consciousness after he choked on a burrito, crossed a median and ran down the 18-year-old Dunlap, whose head apparently struck the car’s windshield. After Kindberg’s car struck Dunlap, the runaway vehicle continued forward and hit a power line support device, which caused the line to fall and sparked a small grass fire near the UCO campus. The blaze was quickly put out before it spread, police said. From there, Kindberg’s rogue vehicle traveled a short distance farther until it stuck a speed limit sign and embankment, coming to a stop in a UCO parking lot. Edmond PD spokeswoman Glynda Chu said the situation could have been worse and avoided all together. “It’s a very bizarre accident, and we always encourage people not to do anything that will distract from their driving. In this case it could have been deadly,” Chu said. Chu said Kindberg could have died from choking on the burrito and Dunlap could have been electrocuted to death by the downed power lines. Kindberg, who awoke as police, paramedics and onlookers started to crowd the scene, said he was treated at the accident site before an ambulance transported him to the Edmond Medical Center where he was briefly checked out by staff and released. “The scene was horrific,” Kindberg said. “I was

there, but I wasn’t there.” Dunlap was taken to the OU Medical Center and released the following day, Feb. 9, according to an emergency room staff member. The following is a testimony from Richard Kindberg, On Thursday morning, February 8, 2007, I did what you and I have done routinely, without thought for years; ate breakfast while driving a car going somewhere! Every drive-through restaurant is designed to help us do this. We can order quickly, get our food quickly, and eat quickly while quickly driving somewhere. Many call this multitasking, being more efficient while getting more done. This morning, however, I choked on the first bite taken. My cough reflex was quick and violent. The sudden contractions in my throat caused nerves to fire. Those nerves provide coordination between the heart, lungs and brain. While I changed lanes and started to put the brakes on, I passed out. My car was still moving. I was still in the driver’s seat, but I was no longer in control of anything. I have no recollection of what was going on. I traveled some distance, crossed a curbed median strip narrowly missing several trees. The car crossed two on-coming traffic lanes, jumped another curb and by inches missed an electrical power pole and natural gas equipment. The car struck a pedestrian, took out a guy wire supporting the electric pole and flattened a street sign. The car continued across the next street, striking the curbs straight on, plowing through landscaping finally stopping in a parking lot with flat tires and parts tossed over it’s path. The car had struck a pedestrian! The violent action of the car hitting the curbs helped to clear my throat. After the car stopped, I slowly became

NCW from page 1 was typical at all,” Devlin said. and that condom use can be the None of the three high norm rather than the exception. schools in Edmond, part of the The more comfortable people state’s fourth largest school dis- become, the better equipped trict, do anything to promote they will be to make safer deciNCW, and most of schools’ sions about their sexual health staff The Vista contacted had and behavior,” Dennison said. no idea the campaign existed. In Oklahoma, NCW is made According to Dennison, possible through private donathis kind of topic avoidance tions and AIDS awareness is counterproductive when groups, not state or federal funds. it comes NCW’s message. Andrew Knittle can be reached at “We want people to feel that it’s okay to talk about condoms,

conscious. With effort, I got out of the car to figure out why my windshield was smashed. People were running all around the intersection. An object, not immediately recognizable, was on the ground, across the street lying against a sign. The object slowly became a person with arms and legs violently jerking and flailing. A horrific scene slowly came into focus! The outcomes were good! Prayers were answered. The pedestrian, a young man of 18 years was released from a trauma center the next day. I was released from a nearby hospital emergency room. Although physically fine, I was not released from the horrible images created by an unanticipated event of choking on my breakfast while on the way to the first activities of the day. I am not condemning fast food take-out. Rather, I have learned I am not as invincible as I thought. This happened to me, not someone else. I had always thought choking was something that only happened to someone else and only in restaurants. It always happens elsewhere, however this time it happened to me! Mere words could not express the painful emotions that flooded through me. Wherever you are at, what ever you are doing, consider this; Driving requires alertness, preparation and forethought. Safe driving requires three things, adequate time to react, adequate space to react and visibility of the surroundings. I had not expected my visibility to become completely impaired. As a result a young man was injured. Take care of your priorities – keep them straight and in place. Maybe we should do less eating, reading, looking for directions, talking on cell phones, etc., while we are driving. I certainly will be doing that! Andrew Knittle can be reached at

“We want people to feel that it’s okay to talk about condoms, and that condom use can be the norm rather than the exception." -Terry Dennison



February 13, 2007

Lewis discusses art at Melton Gallery

Gladys Lewis, UCO English professor and author, read her book to mostly Edmondites at the UCO Melton Legacy Collection. music performance, speechby Abha Eli Phoboo es and brief presentations. Staff Writer Gladys Lewis, UCO English professor and author ‘High Tea at the Melton Gallery’ on Feb. 9 was a big hit of “Loaves and Hyacinths: as the gallery reintroduced the Tea Rooms in London and Melton Legacy Collection to East Anglia,” spoke about the Edmond community. The teatime traditions and autofundraising event was sold graphed books after the event. “This was lovely,” said out, according to organizers. The attendees wore hats and Lewis. “It lived up to the gloves, sipped tea, ate finger publicity and was very nicely sandwiches, scones and bit- done. The ambience of the galtersweet chocolate, catered by lery was very pleasing, which the Oklahoma City Museum lends a sense of elegance, Café. There was chamber sophistication and culture.”

The Melton Gallery is a permanent collection at UCO, which showcases works by masters such as Edvard Munch, Peter Paul Rubens, Thomas Moran, El Greco and George Rouault. Oklahomans Howard and Merle Melton collected works of art throughout their lifetimes and established the Melton Art Reference Library. The Library donated the Melton Legacy Collection to UCO through a series of gifts beginning in 2001. The Melton Art Reference Library was begun in the late 70s by the Meltons. They wished to establish a source for information on artists, especially the lesser-knowns, according to Suzanne Silvester, their daughter who is continuing the work her parents began. “They would pore over publications, clipping and filing information on these lesser-knowns. What had been my brother’s room became the filing room, and later my dad’s studio, when he began to paint,” added Silvester. Upon Merle’s death, the library became officially established as a non-profit (1989), and was housed in the half of the ground floor, where it still resides. It

from UCO,” Coffman said. “I feel it’s important to give back, and encourage others who are able to do the same.” According to a Jan. 31 UCO press release, $80,000 of Coffman’s donation will go the Teaching English as a Second Language program to provide “teachers the opportunity to earn their master’s degree in Bilingual Education in distance learning format,” while the remaining $20,000 remains unassigned at the time. The TTP will honor those donors and university friends

who give unrestricted gifts of at least $10,000. Unrestricted gifts are donations made for any purpose and are not earmarked by the donor to go to a particular school program. Members of the TTP, whether a corporation or individual, are expected to give the same amount for a two to five year period, depending on arraignments made with the UCO Foundation. Anne Holzberlein, head of the UCO Foundation, said unrestricted donations like Coffman’s are vital and

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now covers the entire floor. A veritable treasure house for art references, the library has approximately 2,000 books. “We also house sales’ catalogues that date back to the originals, which were begun by Christies, 1896,” said Silvester. “We also have the first sales’ results’ books that were printed, and artists’ dictionaries and international museum catalogues.” The Library began collecting art by Oklahomans to complement the “Directory of Oklahoma Artists,” which will be published this Centennial year and is an official Centennial project. The library is compiling another official Centennial project called “The History of Art Renaissance”, which is the history of the art club, established in 1904 or 1907, the date is yet to be substantiated. The Melton Art Reference Library also encourages interns who will benefit from the library. A UCO student by Vista photographer Alex Gambill intern is currently planning an exhibit on Native American This memorial stands on the south lawn of the Edmond Post Office Art and another is working on programs for public schools. commemorating the massacre that occurred over 20 years ago.

Post office survivor Ex-Mobil executive donates $100k addresses tragic past by Andrew Knittle Staff Writer Retired Mobil executive and UCO graduate Leroy Coffman became the first member of the university’s Top Ten Partners program, donating $100,000 as an unrestricted gift. Coffman, a longtime UCO benefactor, said his education has put him in position to help others. “I would have never been able to do all that I have in life without my education

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allow students to partake in activities they might not be able to without such funds. “These donations allow the university to respond to exciting opportunities, provide support for campus wide innovation, and help us enrich our position as a leader in the development of challenging and timely programs that inspire our students and bring new life to our entire campus,” Holzberlein said. Andrew Knittle can be reached at

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by Aaron Wright Staff Writer

A survivor of the Edmond Post Office shootings spoke to the Human Resource Society at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8. in Troy Smith Lecture Hall. Debbie Haas told her story of escaping from the post office. Carol Ruth, who worked in Human Resources for the postal service at the time, spoke to students about the human resource viewpoint as well. Just before 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 20, 1986, Patrick Sherrill entered the Edmond Post Office on Broadway Ave., locked several doors that normally remained open, and began methodically shooting everyone he saw. Haas, a carrier, said it was just like any other morning. She had clocked in at 1:30 a.m. to begin her day. She was getting ready to take “lunch” when she heard banging noises. A coworker came into her section, the box room, and told them that somebody was firing a gun. “People started screaming and running. You could hear the terror,” she said. Haas hid behind a box in her section. She explained that her section was like a little cubby. Three other people joined her. When it looked like Sherrill was going to leave the room, the three people she was hiding with made a run for the door. Haas decided to stay. While scolding herself for not running, she heard Sherrill turn around and shoot the three employees. After a moment of quietness, she heard her supervisor run by and tell them to get down. She heard her supervisor say 'No,' and then gunshots. When she heard Sherrill walk into the next section, she knew the five women that were there had no protection. After she heard the five gunshots, she said, “All I could think at that moment was I’ve got to get out of this building,” She heard what she thought were shells hitting the ground. Thinking he was reloading his gun, she ran towards a door. She later found out that the noise was just bullets falling from his bag of ammunition. “I just told myself to look to the door and get out,” she said. She didn’t look to either side of her, so she wouldn’t see the bodies of co-workers. Once outside the building, somebody yelled for her to go across the street to safety. She said the whole incident took about 15 minutes. “He intended to shoot everyone in that building,” said Haas. She explained Sherrill was waiting for his supervisor who had reprimanded him the previous day, but the supervisor overslept and wasn’t at work yet. Ruth was driving to work when

“People started screaming and running. You could hear the terror,” -Debbie Haas she heard the news on the radio. “If anything like this ever happens to you, time stands still,” she said to the group of students at the meeting. Ruth said she remembers every detail after the announcement. She can recall the outfit she had on and every song that played on the radio until she arrived at work. “In human resources, we knew an employee did this.” Ruth said. They thought they had an idea of who was responsible, but they were wrong, she said. Ruth admitted mistakes were made from their end. “I think if this were to happen today, things would be a lot smoother. But it had never happened before,” said Ruth. Both Ruth and Haas said this was one of the first instances nationwide of work place violence from an employee. Most employees went back to work that night after the blood had been cleaned up and the bodies removed. Haas waited a day before returning. After a month of work, Haas felt she needed to get away. When she applied for sick leave, she was turned down. Instead, she took a week of vacation time. “Those people were our friends,” she said. The hardest thing for her was not being able to clock in with people. She said the cars of the victims remained at the post office for several days before being moved. “It’s a very real potential problem for you,” she told the students in the audience, referring to workplace violence. She recommended that counseling be provided as one of the first steps after an incident of this sort. She said that the Hope Center sent a counselor to the post office to stay every night for a month after the incident. A police officer was also stationed there every night. Vo l u n t e e r s from Texas and Kansas also came to help, Ruth said. Ruth said it is strange for her to remember after the shootings when many people thought that the Edmond incident was an isolated one. Instead, she said this incident gave government agencies a red flag of what to prepare for when dealing with future workplace violence incidents.

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The Vista What Nathan Thinks

In honor of Hallmark’s most lucrative holiday, I thought I’d take a little break from chasing monsters around campus to provide a little help for those of you who might not have those Valentine’s Day plans nailed down yet, and help coach those who do. Ladies, you should probably know that Feb. 13 is the most terrifying day of the year for most men. Because we either still have no idea what to do

for someone who expects dinner at a place without “Mc” or “Taco” in the name or we haven’t accepted the fact that there won’t be a special someone this year. Just like last year. And the year before that. Fear not. After polling thousands of “women,” I am here with loads of scientifically-gathered empirical data that will rescue those who are caught off-guard. Girls don’t really like flowers or nice things. Guys, if you’re

short on ideas and strapped for cash, you can really leave an impression simply by making something for h er. Remember that egg-crate snowman you made in first grade that your mom loved so much? It was because she is a woman, and women are biologically wired to love eggc r a t e snowm e n . Add some pipe cleaner arms and you’re in business. All girls love hardcore music, the more aggressive the better. A high-energy T:8.95 showinat a crowded,


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intimate venue on Valentine’s night can be the perfect moodsetter. Guys, you’ll want to make sure that the lyrics are

enough to set those near the stage on fire. At first, your date may feel timid about entering the pit, but a good shove will help her ease into the flurry of flying elbows and roundhouse kicks. After the show, popping back her dislocated arm will be a romantic memory that will last long after the lawsuits are settled out of court. Nothing says “you’re special” like a swollen l i p and cau-

liflowear. One of the first attributes that every man should master is persistence. Chinese water torture can only er

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break the will of its victim if the dripping is continuous, and it’s the same way with wooing women. There’s no shame in a third strike, or even a 57th strike. Guys, if you really want Betty Homecomingqueen to be your sweetheart, you must leave letters in her mailbox each morning with words cut from magazines cleverly spelling out your feelings. Studies show it helps if you include a dead animal or two. Guys, it’s usually a good idea to avoid any verbal communication when asking a girl out. They seem to prefer more impersonal methods such as Facebook, a text message or IM, or better yet, get a friend to ask her out for you. Girls love indirectness. Probably the easiest way is to go ahead and change your Facebook relationship status to “in a relationship” with her, even if she doesn’t know who you are. The beauty of Facebook is that she can simply read your brilliantlyexaggerated profile and realize how lucky she is to have you. If you choose to be cliché and ask her out in person, remember that girls love cockiness, so you should make it clear that you think you’re hotter than she is. The best way to do this is to show her several pictures of you in different poses. You may want to use Photoshop to remove any acne or superfluous third nipples. Men on the prowl should keep such photographs on their person at all times. Many women refuse dates because they feel awkward or pressured into making a quick decision. Guys, the best way to keep her from turning you down is to make your invitation for an elaborate evening of hay rides, “World of Warcraft” and skeet shooting as public as possible. Ask her in front of all her friends, or better yet, buy a commercial spot during her favorite courtroom drama and announce your intentions in front of thousands of people. This way, she doesn’t feel alone, and will be more comfortable about you and your future together. It usually takes girls longer to get ready than guys. So, guys, it’s a good idea to pick her up about an hour late to make sure she’s ready and help relieve stress. It’s also a good idea to dress down for the big date. She will probably be in a beautiful dress, and will have spent an hour on hair and makeup. To avoid overshadowing her, untangle that old high school T-shirt from the rat’s nest in the corner of your bedroom, throw on some old Levi’s with the seat blown out and slip on some flip flops. If you have to cancel, it’s best to do so at the last possible minute. This way, she has the whole day to look forward to a special night with you. If you break the date too soon, she won’t have those hours of bliss. Better yet, don’t tell her at all; just don’t show up. That way, she can think that maybe she misunderstood the time and place of your meeting. Then it’s her fault and you come out smelling like roses, which you won’t have to buy. There you have it, guys. If you’ve read this and you’re still dateless on Valentine’s Day, you have no one to blame but yourself. Just don’t turn into one of those people who become so embittered that they invest in a wardrobe of black clothing and stare daggers at any happy couple they see rounding third base in the back of the classroom. Better luck next year. T:16 in

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news in brief House Democrats to vote on anti-war bill WASHINGTON (AP) House Democratic leaders circulated a nonbinding resolution Monday saying that Congress "disapproves of the decision of President George W. Bush ... to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq." The measure, expected to come to a vote by Friday, also says that "Congress and the American people will continue to support and protect the members of the United States armed forces who are serving or who have served bravely and honorably in Iraq."

New York town may have hit snow record REDFIELD, N.Y. (AP) The snow just won't stop. Intense lake-effect snow squalls that buried communities along eastern Lake Ontario for nine straight days diminished Sunday _ then started up again early Monday. Unofficially, the squalls have dumped 12 feet, 2 inches of snow at Redfield. If accurate, that would break the state record of 10 feet, 7 inches of snow that fell in nearby Montague over seven days ending Jan. 1, 2002, said Steve McLaughlin, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Buffalo.

Armitage outs agent in Woodward tapes WASHINGTON (AP) Jurors in the CIA leak trial on Monday heard a one-minute excerpt from Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward's tape recorder which revealed a top State Department official repeatedly discussing CIA operative Valerie Plame. Woodward, who famously kept the identity of his "Deep Throat" Watergate source a secret for decades, testified that in June 2003, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage disclosed that the wife of a prominent Iraq war critic worked for the CIA.

This Day in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2007. There are 321 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 13, 1935, a jury in Flemington, N.J., found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder in the kidnap-slaying of the son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. (Hauptmann was later executed.) On



In 1542, the fifth wife of England’s King Henry VIII, Catherine Howard, was executed for adultery. In 1795, the University of North Carolina became the first U.S. state university to admit students with the arrival of Hinton James, who was the only student on campus for two weeks. In 1914, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, known as ASCAP, was founded in New York. In 1920, the League of Nations recognized the perpetual neutrality of Switzerland. In 1945, during World War II, the Soviets captured Budapest, Hungary, from the Germans. In 1960, France exploded its first atomic bomb, in the Sahara Desert. In 1984, Konstantin Chernenko was chosen to be general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party’s Central Committee, succeeding the late Yuri Andropov. In 1988, the 15th winter Olympics opened in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Ten years ago: Discovery’s astronauts hauled the Hubble Space Telescope aboard the shut-

ODDS & ENDS Bear comes to town for coffee

tle for a 1 billion-mile tuneup to allow it to peer even deeper into the far reaches of the universe. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average broke through the 7,000 barrier for the first MAPLEWOOD, N.J. time, ending the day at 7,022.44. (AP) The last thing Lorraine Grossman expected to see as she gazed out the kitchen One year ago: Auditors window of her daughter’s reported that millions of dollars home was a 211-pound bear. in Hurricane Katrina disaster “I was making a pot of coffee, aid had been squandered, pay- and I turned around and there ing for such items as a $450 he was in the window looking tattoo and $375-a-day beach- at me,” said Grossman. “For a front condos. Joey Cheek won minute I didn’t realize there was the men’s 500 meters, giving a glass between him and me.” the U.S. its second speedskating The scream Grossman gold medal of the Turin Games. let out was loud enough to Hannah Teter won gold and startle the wandering bear, Gretchen Bleiler won silver in who turned tail and scurthe halfpipe. Tatiana Totmianina ried some 40 feet up a tree. and Maxim Marinin won the More than 50 neighbors gold medal in pairs figure skat- gathered to watch and the beast ing, extending Russia’s four- soon grew tired. As the bear decade dominance of the event. gave a lazy yawn, the crowd cooed loudly in appreciation. Today’s Birthdays: Former “He’s really kind of test pilot Charles E. “Chuck” cute,” said Joanne Penaluna. Yeager is 84. Actress Kim The bear remained wedged Novak is 74. Actor George in a web of branches until it Segal is 73. Actor Bo Svenson was shot with a tranquilizer dart is 66. Actress Carol Lynley is Sunday. The bear hung on for 10 65. Singer-musician Peter Tork minutes before dropping neatly (The Monkees) is 65. Actress into a taut net set up below. Stockard Channing is 63. Talk The bear, a male estishow host Jerry Springer is mated to be 2 or 3 years old, 63. Singer Peter Gabriel is 57. was released at a state wildActor David Naughton is 56. life-management area. Rock musician Peter Hook is “It’s not something you get 51. Actor Matt Salinger is 47. to see every day,” said Pete Singer Henry Rollins is 46. Actor Samek, who hoisted his 5-yearNeal McDonough is 41. Singer old daughter, Lucy Rose, on his Freedom Williams is 41. Actress shoulders. “Bears falling out of Kelly Hu is 39. Rock musician trees.” Todd Harrell (3 Doors Down) is 35. Singer Robbie Williams is 33. Rhythm-and-blues performer Natalie Stewart (Floetry) is 28. Actress Mena Suvari is 28.

Teens decide school's out

Thought for Today: “The world has no sympathy with any but positive griefs; it will pity you for what you lose, but never for what you lack.” _ Anne Sophie Swetchine, RussianFrench author (1782-1857).

TRENTON, Ohio (AP) Edgewood City Schools Superintendent Tom York said he was perplexed when he logged onto the district’s Web site to announce a one-hour delay for cold. He found an

announcement that school was canceled for snow _ which wasn’t in the forecast. “I didn’t make that call, and I’m the guy who does, so I knew something was up,” York said. Indeed. Now two teenage girls are accused of gaining unauthorized access to the Web site and posting the fake winter school closing. The two Edgewood High School students were charged Friday and face expulsion. The fake notice, posted last Monday, confused many parents and persuaded some students to stay home. The company that runs the Web site, RCH Networks Inc., said no security breach was detected. Administrators say the girls must have gotten the password somehow.

Annoyed tourist drops pants in airport X-ray

MANILA, Philippines (AP) A 66-year-old German tourist, annoyed by stringent security at Manila’s airport, dropped his pants before walking through an X-ray machine, newspapers said Monday. Authorities were not amused. Instead of boarding a flight to Frankfurt on Friday, Hans Jurgen Oskar von Naguschewski was detained after police filed a complaint of lasciviousness against him, the Philippine Daily Inquirer and the Philippine Star reported. “He must have been annoyed that he was asked to walk through the X-ray twice so he took off his pants,” airport security chief Angel Atutubo said. Oskar spent the weekend in police detention and was to face the prosecutor Monday. “He was clearly irked and he showed it by disrobing,” police Superintendent Atilano Morada told the Inquirer.

DID YOU KNOW THAT.. More than 90% of plane crashes have survivors. Just about 3 people are born every second, and about 1.3333 people die every second. The result is about a 2 and 2/3 net increase of people every second. Almost 10 people more live on this Earth now, than before you finished reading this. New Jersey has a spoon museum with over 5,400 spoons from almost all the states. Japan is the largest exporter of frog's legs. er

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When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home to a sellout crowd, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city. You can make edible cheese from the milk of 24 different mammals. In deep space most lubricants will disappear.

During the time of Peter the Great, any Russian man who had a beard was required to pay a special tax. The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

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Anna Nicole's death leaves many questions unanswered By JESSICA ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer

AP Photo by Mark J. Terrill

Anna Nicole Smith, 39, a former Playboy playmate, whose bizarre life careened from marrying an octogenarian billionaire to the untimely death of her son, died Thursday, Feb. 8, after collapsing at a South Florida hotel.

Anna Nicole Smith’s 5month-old daughter and the baby’s purported father have reclaimed the Bahamas mansion where they lived before the former Playboy Playmate died last week, her lawyer said. Not only is the paternity of Smith’s baby who stands to inherit a fortune from Smith’s late husband in dispute, but so is the Bahamas mansion where Smith had been living. Smith, who died in Florida on Thursday, had claimed that a U.S. developer and former boyfriend, G. Ben Thompson, gave her the house. But Thompson said he had only loaned it to Smith and during the weekend had the locks changed. Smith’s lawyer and companion, Howard K. Stern one of three men who claims to be the baby’s father had the locks changed again and on Sunday was once again at the gated waterfront estate, known as “Horizons.” The baby girl, Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern, was also there, attorney Wayne Munroe told The Associated Press. An AP Television News reporter also saw Smith’s mother, Vergie Arthur, enter the white house.

Munroe said he has filed a robbery complaint with police over computer equipment, drawings and paintings allegedly taken from the home, and authorities interviewed the housekeeper. Police said Sunday they are investigating. Munroe said the house now belongs to Stern, Smith’s companion. “Right now, Howard is very happy to be reunited with Dannielynn but extremely angry that somebody had the gall to break into Anna’s residence,” Stern’s spokesman, Ron Rale, said Sunday by telephone from Los Angeles. Smith’s ownership of the mansion was the basis of her claim to residency in the Bahamas. In a lawsuit, Smith asked a court to recognize her as the owner and reject Thompson’s claim on the house in the exclusive neighborhood. The island chain’s Supreme Court has scheduled a Feb. 26 hearing on the matter, Munroe said. Munroe said Smith’s will would be admitted to probate under which the will is officially proved as authentic or valid in the Bahamas and that the process can take from one year to 18 months. He said he has not been advised of funeral plans, but that he expected

Smith would be buried in the Bahamas alongside Daniel Smith, her 20-year-old son who died here in September. Who will get custody of the baby girl was not clear. Munroe said Stern, who is listed on a birth certificate as Dannielynn’s father, was due custody. But two other men have challenged for paternity. A former boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, has filed a lawsuit claiming he is the father. On Friday, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, the husband of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, announced that he had a decade-long affair with Smith and he may be the girl’s father. The New York Daily News also reported Saturday that a manuscript it obtained by Smith’s half-sister, Donna Hogan, says Smith froze the sperm of her late 90-year-old husband, Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, before his death and may have used it to become pregnant. Since Marshall’s death in 1995, Smith had been waging a court battle at her death over his estate. A federal court in California awarded Smith $474 million, but that was later overturned. But in May, the U.S. Supreme Court revived her case, ruling that she deserved another day in court.

Experts say the decision of who receives custody could determine the child’s inheritance. Smith gave birth to Dannielynn on Sept. 7 in a Nassau hospital. Three days later, Daniel Smith, died while visiting her in the hospital. A medical examiner hired by the family concluded that he died from an accidental combination of methadone and antidepressants, but results of an official autopsy have not been released. An inquest into his death is scheduled to begin March 27. Smith’s mother, Arthur, arrived Friday in Nassau to check on her granddaughter, said Reginald Ferguson, assistant commissioner for the Royal Bahamas Police Force. Arthur, who was reportedly staying in a resort in Nassau’s famed Cable Beach, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that she believes her daughter died from a drug overdose. Rale declined to comment on an MSNBC report on Sunday, citing anonymous sources, that said Smith had recently undergone surgical procedures and was taking pain medication.

Dixie Chicks, Mary J. Blige big winners at Grammys

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Mary J. Blige performs at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 11 in Los Angeles. Clearly, the Grammys aren’t concerned about bringing sexy back. The Recording Academy embraced more serious fare by veteran artists on Sunday, showering the Dixie Chicks with five awards, including the rare trifecta of record, album, and song of the year. Mary J. Blige won three for her comeback record, “The Breakthrough,” the biggest mainstream success in her 15-year career. And four trophies went to the Red Hot Chili Peppers for their hit album “Stadium Arcadium.” Meanwhile, Justin

Timberlake a major focus of the show with two performances and four nominations, including for album of the year took home two trophies in little-noticed side categories. British singer-songwriters Corinne Bailey Rae and James Blunt, both newcomers nominated for multiple awards, were shut out. And two of the year’s biggest hits, “Hips Don’t Lie” and “Promiscuous,” didn’t get any awards both lost out to a remake of Stevie Wonder’s decades-old “For Once In My Life,” performed by Wonder and 80-year-old Tony Bennett. There were many such

“Granny” moments at the 49th annual awards show. Despite flashes of youth in performances by Timberlake, John Mayer and Chris Brown, the show had a definite VH1 Classics appeal, from the kickoff by the reunited Police who were not nominated for any awards and had no purpose except to draw audiences to the tributes that lovingly recalled the fading music industry’s golden years. Perhaps the only moment that seemed to have any cutting-edge element was the “My Grammy Moment,” in which three young women vied for a spot to sing with Timberlake. The winner, 19-year-old Robyn Troup, was determined by text messages and Internet votes. The contest was an obvious nod to “American Idol,” the TV talent competition which crushed the Grammys when it went head-to-head on a Wednesday night last year, prompting the Grammys to flee back to Sunday. The Dixie Chicks won all five awards they were nominated for, including album of the year for “Taking the Long Way,” and record and song of the year for “Not Ready to Make Nice,” their defiant anthem penned songwriter Dan Wilson. It was sweet vindication after the superstars’ lives were threatened and their record sales plummeted when feisty lead singer Natalie Maines criticized President Bush on the eve of the Iraq war in 2003. Almost overnight, one of the most successful groups of any genre was boycotted by Nashville and disappeared from country radio. With “Taking the Long Way,” the women relied on renowned producer Rick Rubin’s guidance for an album that was more rock and less country. (Rubin, who also produced “Stadium Arcadium,” was honored as producer of the year.) The standing ovations the Chicks received Sunday illustrated how much the political climate has changed regarding the Iraq war, and even Bush.

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The Dixie Chicks, Emily Robison, left, Natalie Maines, center, and Martie Maguire, who earned five Grammy nominations, arrive for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 11, in Los Angeles. “That’s interesting,” Maines Though the show featured a Brown injected some hotcrowed from the podium medley with bright new stars footed funk with his “Run It,” after the country award was such as double-winner Mayer, while Underwood was celhanded out earlier in the John Legend and Rae, it relied ebrated as the best new artist. night. “Well, to quote the heavily on the classics: Nominee And double winners includgreat ‘Simpsons’ ‘Heh-Heh.’ Lionel Richie sang his ‘80s hit ed youngsters Underwood, “Just kidding,” added “Hello” and Smokey Robinson Mayer, T.I. and Ludacris. Maines. “A lot of people just sang his Motown classic “The Blige was the overall nomiturned their TVs off right Tracks of My Tears” in a tribute nations leader with eight. She now. I’m very sorry for that.” to R&B. Rock and Roll won best R&B album Bandmate Emily Robison Hall of Famers The Police, for “The Breakthrough,” her noted, “We wouldn’t have who split in 1984, reunit- double-platinum triumph, done this album without ed to kick off the show with plus best female R&B everything we went through, their rendition of “Roxanne.” performance and R&B so we have no regrets.” Even some of the more con- song for “Be Without You.” All the trophies collected by temporary artists were relegated A tearful Blige said her album the Dixie Chicks, Blige and to singing songs that weren’t “has not only shown that I am a the Chili Peppers contributed their own. Christina Aguilera, musician and an artist and a to the evening’s old-school feel. a winner for female pop vocal writer, it also shows I am growperformance, sang the late ing into a better human being.” James Brown’s “It’s A Man’s “Tonight we celebrate the ATTENTION STUDENTS Man’s Man’s World” instead of better human being because her own nominated songs, while for so many years, I’ve been Carrie Underwood, the new- talked about negatively,” said GREAT PAY comer with one of last year’s Blige, who during her 15-year Customer Sales/Service most successful albums, crooned career has often discussed Flexible Schedule Scholarship Possible The Eagles’ “Desperado” and her past substance and selfResume Builder All Ages 17+ “San Antonio Rose” instead esteem problems. “But this of her signature tune “Jesus, time I’ve been talked about Conditions Apply Take the Wheel,” which was positively by so many people.” nominated for song of the year. Call Now But new artists were cel405-751-1509 ebrated, a bit. The teenage


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Across 1. Stretches of turbulent water in a river. 4. Ethnic group originating from China. 8. Someone who acts as assistant. 12. In the direction of the sea. 13. River in Florida 15. Small piece of anything. 16. Forceful impact that makes a loud noise. 17. Talk pompously. 18. Hinge joint in the human leg. 19. Feeding only on plants. 22. Pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition. 23. Unit of metric land measure. 24. Country of southeastern Asia. 26. Unanticipated events stemming from a hardware or software issue. 29. Cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one. 31. Sooner than. 32. Other than the former. 34. Mistaken. 36. Using speech rather than writing. 38. Collection of Persian poems usually by one author. 40. Lower part of a roof projecting beyond the wall of a building. 41. Lord’s private quarters. 43. Automobile that is unsatisfactory. 45. Pearl Jam’s first album. 46. Annul by recalling. 48. Ax used by mountain climbers for cutting footholds in ice. 50. Stout rounded wooden pole used to support rigging. 51. Largest, most complete and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex fossil yet found. 52. Mentally quick and resourceful. 54. Native American shaman. 61. Imperial dynasty of China from 1279 to 1368. 63. Caused by tides. 64. Fermented grape juice. 65. Peruvian money. 66. Coarse corundum used as a powder for the abrasion and polish of stone. 67. Skin inflammation. 68. Pronunciation of “no” meant to sound Russian. 69. Cause to deteriorate due to the action of water.

70. Period of time a planet takes to make a complete revolution around the sun.


1. Series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences. 2. Small island. 3. Sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties. 4. Southern Asian deer. 5. Being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits. 6. Sixth month of the Jewish calendar. 7. Security organization created by the North Atlantic Treaty. 8. Make a request for something to somebody. 9. Unable to use mathematics. 10. Tomorrow Never _. 11. Charles-Michel de I’ Epee, inventor of sign language. 13. Enclosed within something. 14. Use again after processing. 20. Golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head. 21. Title formerly used to address a man of rank and authority. 25. Territory of western Brazil bordering on Bolivia and Peru. 26. Misconception resulting from incorrect information. 27. Property consisting of houses and land.

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28. Wet feed for pigs. 29. Heavy footfall. 30. Fourth month of the Jewish calendar. 31. Daughter of Hyperion. 33. Day before. 35. Room that is comfortable and secluded. 37. Member of nomadic people who live in the far north of Scandinavia. 39. With much noise. 42. Large quantity of written matter. 44. Word that can serve as the subject of a verb. 47. Sharp narrow ridge found in rugged mountains. 49. Permissible difference allowing some freedom to move within limits. 52. 16th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. 53. Inferior in strength. 55. United States coin worth one tenth of a dollar. 56. Melodic subject of a musical composition. 57. Heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal. 58. Small rodents. 59. Elcana’s wife. 60. Contraction of never. 62. Egg of insect parasite that attaches itself to hair.


February 13, 2007


Broncho wrestlers record two routs in two matches by Jeff Massie Sports Writer

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UCO wrestler Justin Wood, 165 pounds, attempts a reversal against Truman State's Blake Peterson Feb. 10 in Hamilton Field House.

Bronchos streak grows The UCO Women’s Basketball team defeated conference No. 1 Texas A&MCommerce Wednesday night 84-64. This victory evens out UCO’s win-loss ratio to 11-11 and gives them a 5-3 record for the conference. “The girls played really well, probably the biggest win for us at this point,” head coach Guy Hardaker said. UCO started the game strong, scoring first and keeping its lead for the entire game. The Bronchos made good plays and kept ahead of Commerce for most of the half. Near halftime, Commerce began to aggressively pick up its game. However, UCO still managed to end the half with a 39-32 point advantage.

Unwilling to rest on their laurels, the Bronchos came into the second half confident with a three pointer from guard Micha Hester. From there, UCO leapt to a 10 to 12 point lead within the first four minutes of the game. Things sailed smoothly until around the 12:50 mark, when a Commerce player hit forward Lizzie Brenner in the face. Although Brenner was taken off the court with a bloody nose, she came back a few minutes later, scoring 29. “It says a lot about her character,” Hardaker said. “Getting hit in the nose and coming back like that.” UCO sailed ahead for the rest of the game, despite hitting a couple of scoring droughts near the end. The only real

thing of note was the ejection of Commerce’s coach, who was yelling at the referee. Despite beating the top three teams in the conference, UCO is not content to stand still. Already, they’re preparing for the next game. “By no means can we rest,” Hardaker said. “We’ve got to keep moving forward.” UCO will have plenty of time to prepare when they travel to Weatherford to play Southwestern Oklahoma Feb. 14.

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The Central Missouri State Mules crumbled under the load as the Bronchos kept piling it on. UCO won the match 39-0. The victory was the seventh shutout posted by the second ranked Bronchos this season. Of the 10 bouts, bonus points were earned in seven as UCO annihilated Central Missouri. “You want to see that,” head coach David James said of the bonus point victories. “We’re trying to dominate. That was a goal of ours. [Our] guys did a good job coming through.” CMS came into the matched unranked as a team. Also, the Mules have not even a single athlete nationally ranked. UCO has earned a No. 2 spot and possesses five wrestlers who have earned Division II rankings. The battle of the two centrals began at 165 pounds. The match turned out to be the closest con-

The UCO wrestling team bashed the Truman State Bulldogs 44-0, the eighth shutout this season, a team record. The final dual of the season, UCO improved its record to 15-4. The unranked Bulldogs were no match for UCO, the nation’s second ranked team. UCO earned bonus points in seven of the 10 matches, including a forfeit at 184 pounds. Tyler Zuckerman competed in the first match of the night. Zuckerman routed his







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test of the night. Justin Wood got the evening started with a 12-9 win and put the Bronchos up by three. The three-point loss was the closest any Mule would come to tasting victory. Another decision followed. Pen Phillips contributed three more points to the soon-to-be rout. He overpowered his opponent 7-1. After these two quasi-close wins, the points really began to pile on and the Mules would be left in the Bronchos’ dust. A streak of four major decisions followed to extend the lead to 22-0. No. 5 Jared Hess got the rally started with a double-digit victory, winning his match 133. Heath Jolley followed Hess’ victory with a shellacking of his own, defeating his opponent 10-1. Backup heavyweight Dustin Finn stepped into the ring in place of UCO’s No. 2 Josh LeadingFox. Finn shined in the spotlight. He held his opponent scoreless and put up

nine points. Tyler Zuckerman posted the fourth straight major decision. Zuckerman conquered his opponent Seth Norman, winning the bout 12-3. To put the exclamation point on a series of four straight bonus point victories, Jared Henning, 133 pounds, pinned his opponent in the third period. Henning scored six takedowns and two near-falls before registering the pin. Henning was up by 15 when he pinned his opponent. Undefeated and No. 1 Kyle Evans dominated his opponent 14-3. It was Evans’ 31st victory this season. Shea Timothy and Jason Leavitt won both the remaining matches. Timothy, ranked fourth nationally, beat his opponent 7-3. No. 3 Jason Leavitt barely missed a tech fall. He won his match 19-5 and secured the Broncho shutout. UCO defeated the outmatched Mules 39-0 and would wrestler Truman State at home Feb. 10.

opponent 16-2, a single point short of a technical fall. The victory earned four points for the Bronchos en route to the team’s total domination. Jared Henning came next and the results were the same. Henning won by major decision, 10-1. UCO’s lone top ranked wrestler, Kyle Evans, surprisingly had one of the closest matches of the evening. Evans won by three and continued his unbeaten streak, but with a fair share of close matches. His opponent was unranked. Shea Timothy’s match was cut short. He won by injury default after his opponent could not continue at the end of the first period. The forfeit earned six points for the Bronchos. No. 3 Jason Leavitt dominated his opponent. He registered a technical fall, and mauled his adversary 19-3 and the match was called in the third period. Leavitt has won 25 matches this season opposed to six losses. The biggest scorer for the Bronchos was Justin Wood. Wood earned six points after he pinned his opponent in the third period. The match was close before the fall. Down by one with 44 seconds left, Wood escaped from his opponent to even the score. With more than a dozen seconds remaining, Wood took his opponent down and caught him on his back. He pinned his enemy with only

4 seconds left on the clock. “For Truman, that was one of their better wrestlers,” head coach David James said. “You never know what Justin is going to do.” The closest match came next. Daniel Morrison defeated his opponent by a single point. His victory netted three more points and kept the shutout alive. After Jared Hess received a forfeit at 184 pounds, Heath Jolley whipped his man 123 and gained an additional four points for the team. The final match was a one-sided affair. No. 2 Josh LeadingFox laid down the pain, winning 11-4. It was his 23rd victory this season. “It’s a significant mark,” Coach James said of the dual victory. “They’re in our regional, hopefully it [the win] will carry some weight.” The two biggest tournaments of the season are next on the schedule for the Bronchos. UCO will have two weeks to prepare for the regional tournament. Wrestlers must place at the regionals to advance to the national tournament where they will have an opportunity for a national champioinship.

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February 13, 2007

Bronchos win double overtime thriller by Justin Langston Sports Writer Wednesday night’s double overtime come-frombehind 111-106 victory by the UCO Men’s Basketball team over the Texas A&MCommerce Lions was real, a true, honest-to-God event. UCO took an early lead by scoring first, but Commerce took the lead almost immediately after and didn’t let go for most of the game. “It was a great offensive game,” head coach Terry Evans said. “Our guys showed what they were made of in the second half and especially in the overtimes.” Guard/forward Sam Belt once again led the team in points, scoring a career high of 41, 14-27 in the field and 10-13 from the free throw

line. Forward Anthony Brown also had an impressive array of points, scoring a total of 33, 11-17 in the field and 1113 from the free throw line. For UCO, the first half of the game was like playing king of the hill with a giant. The Bronchos tried everything to climb their way to the top, but Commerce would soon knock them back down. There were times when UCO would get heart-breakingly close to unseating Commerce’s dominance, coming within three points of tying the game, but the Bronchos just couldn’t make it. For the entirety of the first half, the Lions were adamant. By half time, Commerce controlled the game with a 47-38 lead. UCO, however, would not be denied. The second half began strong for UCO, with Brow opening

up with a score. UCO managed a close call, once again coming close to Commerce’s dominating lead, but the Lions took control once again. Near the end of the half, UCO managed to come back, pulling its deficit to a scant one-point difference. Although Commerce would quickly pull ahead, UCO kept its point shortage within three to five points. Thanks to a failed shot by Commerce, UCO took control of the ball and took it down court. Belt managed a three pointer, pulling UCO into the lead for the first time since the opening minutes. From there, the game turned into a battle. The rest of the half was back and forth. With 33 and a half seconds left on the clock, Belt pulled UCO ahead with a free throw. On the next play, Commerce

looked like it was going to take the game with a score followed by a free point. However, Brown took the Bronchos into overtime with a single lay-up. In the first overtime, UCO took an early lead that was whittled down to a tie just as victory seemed certain. In the second overtime, the Bronchos pulled ahead once again, but this time, they didn’t allow Commerce to get in range for a tie again. Amid the screams and shouts of the crowd, UCO took the victory. “We’ve got a tough group of guys,” Evans said. “And tonight they stepped up.” UCO takes a rest over the weekend and will travel to Weatherford to play Southwestern Oklahoma Feb. 14. Justin Langston can be reached at

UCO ties in season opener In freezing conditions, the No. 15 Broncho baseball team tied with Arkansas Tech 5-5 Feb. 9. The game lasted 12 innings, almost twice the normal 7, and went well into the early evening. The lack of stadium lights prohibits games to go past dusk. It was UCO’s first tie since 1969. In a game that went 12 innings, UCO was only able to record six hits. The team was also aided by the Wonder Boys pitching. Eight UCO batters reached base on balls. All five of the Bronchos’ scores resulted from RBIs.

Arkansas Tech had twice as many hits than the Bronchos, but only scored five runs off of the twelve hits. The five runs were off 3 RBIs. Miguel Moctezuma led off for UCO and advanced to first, thanks to a walk from ATU starting pitcher John Iverson. Bryce Columbus batted next and hit a double, advancing Moctezuma to third. UCO was unable to capitalize on the situation as the next three batters failed to reach base. UCO fell behind 3-1 in the fourth and trailed until a scoring flurry in the sixth inning. The offensive outburst got started when leftfielder Derec Norman

hit a single to get on base. Right fielder Dustin Dailey and third baseman Bryan Covington both got on base after Norman’s single. Dailey reached on a walk and Covington an error to load the bases. Shortstop Bryan Belford hit a sacrifice fly that scored Norman and put the Bronchos within one run of Arkansas Tech. First baseman Bradon Blackburn then belted a two-run single that regained the lead for UCO. Arkansas Tech scored two unearned runs in the seventh to go up by one. Needing to respond to avoid a loss, Covington hit an RBI single to send the game into extra innings. Neither team would score another run as the game ultimately expired in a very anti-climactic end. Pitcher Brett Case started for the Bronchos. He stumped the Tech Wonder Boys the first few innings. ATU was held scoreless for three innings but then Arkansas Tech scored three runs in the fourth. Case was pulled in favor of Marcus Lara. Lara pitched for 2.2 innings and registered one strikeout and one walk. Nate Nance was the next to pitch for the Bronchos. He struck out five batters but also surrendered two runs. Cameron Karner put up four solid innings and closed out the game. Karner gave up three hits, but no runs were scored. This Friday, UCO heads to Angelo State to play a fourgame series over the weekend.

by Vista photographer Travis Marak

UCO Pitcher Marcus Lara pitches to an Arkansas Tech batter in the top of 4th inning at Broncho Field Feb. 9.

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by Vista photographer Laehyung Lee

UCO's Jason Arbet shoots over his opponent Feb. 7 in Hamilton Field House

UCO Hockey Club splits series by Justin Langston Sports Writer The UCO Hockey Club had a split series against Missouri State Friday and Saturday night, dropping the first game with a 2-1 loss, but coming back with a vengeance and taking down Missouri State with an 11-1 victory. “We out shot them 3413, but they got two quick goals in,” head coach Craig McAlister said. “And it carried through the game.” On Friday night’s game, Missouri State managed to score within the first two minutes of the first period, taking a lead that would persist for the remainder of the game. Although UCO was able to keep the puck down on Missouri State’s side of the rink for the majority of the period, the team was unable to score, thanks to Missouri State’s excellent goaltending. Near the end of the period, Missouri State was able to knock another one in, with UCO ending the period in a 2-0 deficit. After the break, UCO came back strong, coming in with a few close calls. However, they were unable to get the puck past the goalie until forward Tony Panizzo knocked one in with just

less than six minutes left in the period. Unfortunately for UCO, this would be the only goal that it would be able to make for the remainder of the game. As the third period started up, the game began to get a bit rougher. The penalties were plentiful, but the game would remain silent as far as scores went. Forward Jason Thibodeau was eventually ejected for misconduct and UCO was penalized for five minutes afterwards. “I think we just gotta play through and not let it get in your head,” center Shawn Steggles said after the first game. “We’re going to regroup and capitalize on our chances.” And that’s exactly what they did, scoring 11 points against Missouri State in the next game, as well as scoring the first hat tricks in UCO hockey history. The Bronchos shut down Missouri State in the first period, scoring four of their 13 shots on goal. The night started off with forward Rob Deubel scoring within the first 58 seconds. Thibodeau and Steggles each scored before Deubel closed out the period. Goalie Justin Sgro was able to keep all 13 of Missouri State’s shots from going into the net. The second period, UCO

showed a stronger defense, only allowing Missouri State six shots on goal, none of which made it into the net. Four of UCO’s 12 shots on goal made it into Missouri State’s goal. Center AJ Alfrey opened up the period with a score, with Steggles coming in with two goals in a row, earning the first hat trick of the night. In the last period, Missouri State was finally able to get a single point on UCO, but it wasn’t enough to match the Bronchos. UCO scored four of its 12 shots on goal, opening up with a goalie from defenseman John Dibernardo. Deubel scored next, earning the team’s second hat trick for the evening. Lastly, defenseman Mike Haszto closed out the game with the team’s final score. UCO plays its last series of games this Friday and Saturday at Arctic Edge Ice Arena. UCO will be looking to get back at Minot State for its losses against them from earlier in the season.

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