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City drinking law affects students

Heather George by Andrew Knittle Staff Writer Edmond’s new Social Host Ordinance, aimed at punishing those who host parties where minors are consuming alcohol, claimed two more UCO students. During the past few days police busted two separate house parities around the city.

UCO student Heather George, 19, was arrested at her East 2nd Street apartment early Feb. 18 after Edmond police officer Timothy Radcliff determined she was in violation of the Social Host Ordinance, police reports said. According to Radcliff’s report, he was called to the apartment at around 1 a.m. to follow up on complaints of loud noise. Upon arrival, Radcliff stated he saw three men on George’s balcony “smoking and talking loudly.” After Radcliff made contact with George, he entered the apartment and saw evidence of alcohol consumption, including “numerous” beer cans and yellow cups, spread throughout the apartment, police reports said. Radcliff conducted a short by Vista photographer Travis Marak investigation and determined three of George’s guests, at least one of whom was underage, UCO second baseman Bryan Belford throws out an Emporia State runner in the Bronchos 6-1 win over 25th ranked ESU Feb. 20 at “appeared to be intoxicated,” Broncho field

see Social Host, page 3

Student religious organizations serve up free food by Aaron Wright Staff Writer Many UCO students are probably unaware of the several locations near the university that offer free meals. The Baptist Collegiate Ministry, located just south of Mitchell Hall Theater offers a free lunch every Wednesday at noon. They call this program Noonday. “Noonday is meant to be a time of encouragement,” said Holly Sapp, associate director of the UCO BCM. The service lasts about 45 minutes and includes a short time of music, a student speaker and free food. “Several Baptist churches around the area take turns bringing us lunch,” said Holly. She said the lunch menu varies every week. The BCM house is open throughout the week for stu-

dents wanting to talk to staff members, use the prayer room, or hang out in the game room. Holly also said several students use the area to study or take naps on one of their couches. They also have a general worship time on Thursdays at 7:59 p.m., open to all UCO students. On Thursdays from 11:30 to 1:30, the UCO Wesley Foundation offers lunch for a $1 donation, not required but appreciated. Like the BCM, various church groups provide the food for the students. “We prefer that it be homecooked and, generally, it is. Sometimes in bad weather, we’ve ordered pizza,” said Marion Gist, administrative assistant to the director of the UCO Wesley Foundation. During this time students can play pool, watch television or study. There is not a set program for the lunch. On Tuesday at 6 p.m., the foundation also offers a Bible study and free dinner

open to all UCO students. The UCO Wesley Foundation is located just behind Thompson’s Bookstore at 311 E. Hurd St. “College students need to eat and it’s a ministry we can offer to them,” said Jana Hogg, sociology-human services senior intern at the UCO Wesley Foundation. The Latter-day Saints Student Association Institute of Religion, located at 417 N. University Dr., hosts a program called Lunch and Lesson on the second Friday of every month at noon. During this time, students can come by, eat lunch and hear UCO students and members of LDSSA speak. The service is generally finished about 12:45 p.m. A lunch is actually provided every Friday at noon, but the topics discussed are more tailored towards Latter-day Saints students, said Sister Ballard, volunteer and missionary for

see Noonday, page 6

by Vista photographer Laehyung Lee

Zach Dunnacan, exercise fitness management senior, speaks about prayer at a meeting Feb. 21 at Baptist Collegiate Ministry.

Fulbright scholar presents Turkey as a bridge by Abha Eli Phoboo Staff Writer Dr. Ilhan Uzgel, visiting Fulbright Specialist under the Direct Access to the Muslim World program, is at UCO. On Feb. 19, he gave a presentation on “Turkey: The Crossroads Country on the Verge of the 21st Century” at the Liberal Arts Building. Sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society, Uzgel spoke of Turkey as an example of a bridge between different cultures and ideas for the rest of the world. He will give more lectures and presentations on campus on the topic on Feb. 22 (LAR 140, Middle East Politics Class, TH 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.); and Feb. by Vista photographer Travis Marak 27 (LAR 140 - Middle East Politics and American Foreign Dr. Iihan Uzgel speaks to students and faculty Feb. 19 in the Policy 2:00 to 3:15 p.m., Liberal Arts Building. LAR 120, American Foreign Policy, 7:30 – 10:10 p.m.). “Turkey is going through

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many things, the country is trying to do a lot to modernize its society,” said Uzgel, in an interview the day before the presentation. As a teaching staff at the Faculty of Political Science in Ankara University and Deputy Head of Department of International Relations, Uzgel is conscious about the role Turkey could play today in the western world. “Turkey entered multiparty democracy system in 1946. It was the first Muslim country to have such a system. It is not the perfect democracy, and there were military coups in the past, but despite all problems, it’s a functional democracy where fundamental rights of citizens exist,” he added. A keen observer of the fragile balance between the east and the west, Dr Uzgel sees the differences and similarities between the new and old ideas. Dr. Uzgel said the media

by Vista photographer Travis Marak

Micah Manalo, left and Mandy Buntin were two of the recent winners of this years OBEA Awards.

Broadcasting students win prestigious awards by Nathan Winfrey Senior Staff Writer

Several UCO students were recipients of this year’s Oklahoma Broadcast Education Administration awards. The OBEA awards are dividsee Turkey, page 3 ed into two categories: one for

students and one for professionals. UCO enters the student competition every year, which gives students a chance to compete against other universities and get their work critiqued by professionals in the field. First, sec-

see OBEA, page 5

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Presidential Election, Why Should We Care Now? Opinion 1 In American politics, it is quite easy to distinguish the parties from one another. Republicans are the money-hungry, whiny snobs; Democrats are environmentally obsessed Femme-Nazis; and Liberals are godless and misguided. With the presidential election around the corner, indicating another two years in government terms, people have to differentiate between these parties and vote for the best candidate fit to run this country. It has already been confirmed this presidential race is the most expensive in history. It’s amazing how people have to spend close to a billion dollars in order to complain and moan about their opponents. Didn’t this kind of squabbling used to be free with the U.S. Constitution? Apparently, politicians have to throw away money just to say a few harsh words. Never seems to change. It appears this presidential race will also go down in history for being the first truly diverse election campaign. We now have more candidates than just 70year-old white males who enjoy playing golf at the

local country club and long walks on the beach. There’s the possibility of having an African-American or a woman elected into office. It’s really about time that America recognizes there are more citizens in this country that don’t consist of white hair and Adam apples. Every four years, people get excited about seeing new people on the television screen, speaking out to the nation about what they think needs to be done for the people. Americans like variety. We get tired of seeing the same face every day, having to listen to the same voice repeat the same exact issues that continue to afflict the country. Four years is too long to keep coming up with jokes about President Bush’s lack of education. Knowing Bush can’t run for a third term, these are the kinds of elections people really get stoked about. Presidential races have always been popularity contests. No one really listens to the issues the candidates try to address. The people much rather see who can outwit the next person, while looking good at the same time. We have many days ahead of us to decide who

the best looking politician is. Just remember that anyone older than 70 years old tends to lose appeal, since we’ve practically been staring at that kind of face for quite some time now.

2008 presidential elections. Seems a little bit outlandish? Well, the nightly news is full of this stuff. Right now there are countless numbers of candidates running for the White House. Can

you guess the first GOP candidate to hurl his name in the Opinion 2 loop? That would be Duncan Hunter. How recognizable is Democratic Don’t wait, don’t delay. candidate Evan Byah? Only 620 days until the In years past, there have

been candidates that have ran for office because they believe they have a real foundation to better the American way of life. Perhaps this year is no different, however, with the absurd number of talking heads all saying the same message, at some point every one of them stops making sense. Now in the next 88 ½ weeks, we are going to hear that if so-and-so is elected, more jobs, improved education and better drinking water will be available for everyone. They are going to promise to clean up Washington and make a better future for our children. This has been said before. The truth is the candidate that looks best on television or the Internet and says one less mindless statement than the other should have the early advantage. As the next 20 ½ months grind on, scandal after scandal will arise and the candidate with the fewest skeletons will begin to distant themselves from the others. This is what most elections have evolved into. Leaving out the estimated cost for a successful election into the White House will top

out at one billion dollars. All of this knowing somewhere it is written that anyone who is Americanborn inherits the right to run for president. Wonder where that is written?

CORRECTION: Last Tuesday the main headline read 'Sonic donates $3 million to UCO' this is incorrect. Troy and Dollie Smith, founders of Sonic Corporation donated $3 million, not Sonic.

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Islam is not all about violence.” Dr. Uzgel expounds the nonviolent tradition of the Sufi Muslims and talks of those that condemn violence. “You don’t hear about it because the media never shows it. That’s the problem. There are 1.3 billion Muslims in the world and fundamentalists represent only a tiny part. They are better known because their actions capture the imagination of the western world,” he said. According to Dr. Uzgel, democracy in Turkey has been a successful experience and Turkey is well aware of the kind of role it can play in Islamic social values and western culture. “It has sustained so far and despite problems, Turkey is working on political projects with Spain on Alliance of Civilizations,” he added. Turkey shares the Kurdish border with Iraq and is directly affected by the war there. “September 11 affected Turkey, because it affected the United States,” said Dr. Uzgel. “But the Turkish people are disappointed with the invasion in Iraq and how the United States administration handled the problem. There is growing anti-American sentiment now.”

For last few years, Turkey has been raising its standards to meet those of the European Union in order to be a member. It has made some transformative reforms in economy, human rights, justice and the legal system, said Dr. Uzgel. “Every time, the EU has come up with more conditions that have discouraged the public. Pro-EU Turks were 76 percent in 2003/4. Now, it’s declining as EU keeps trying to delay Turkey’s membership,” he said. When asked why he thought so, Dr Uzgel added, “EU has its own internal problems. Turkey is too big a country, too economically backward. It’s 75 million population is hard to digest. In 15 years, if it enters the EU, Turkey will be the biggest country in the Union with a predominantly Muslim population.” Even though Turkey is predominantly Muslim, Dr. Uzgel said it was probably more secular than the United States because the basic founding principle of Turkish people is of a secular modern society. Despite the paranoia in the western world, Dr. Uzgel said, “There is no concept of Islamic or Muslim world. There are Muslim societies in the world, but Islam is not monolithic as Christianity is. It’s diverse and sometimes, even inconsistent.” Abha Eli Phoboo can be reached at

stating they had “red, bloodshot eyes, and I could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from their breath and person,” police reports said. Police arrested George after being at the residence for about 10 minutes and took her to the Edmond Jail for booking, reports said. All of the party guests were allowed to leave with a designated driver and no further arrests were made, according to Radcliff’s report. The next night, Edmond police arrested UCO student Timothy Sharp, 20, along with his roommate, after being called to the pair’s apartment

on similar complaints of excess noise, police reports said. According to arresting officer Caleb Gottschalk, Sharp admitted he had been drinking and a search of the residence yielded a 20-pack of beer, which was confiscated by police. Although three other guests at the party admitted to underage drinking, only Sharp and his roommate were taken to Edmond Jail, police reports said. The arrests of George and Sharp marked the third time in 10 days a UCO student was arrested and ticketed for violating the Social Host Ordinance. Andrew Knittle can be reached at

TURKEY from page 1 projects Muslims as mostly fundamentalists or radicalists who are potential terrorists. “There is so much to learn from Turkey. Even the radicals are moderate there in terms of other radical groups in the world. In Turkey you can be secular and still be religious.,” he said. The young people in Turkey are swept in the global culture of big cities, cell phones, Starbucks, Hollywood films and the Internet. “Each young Turkish person will have a couple of email accounts,” Dr. Uzgel said. “Turkey is a traditional society but also individualistic and consumer-driven.” Dr. Uzgel is currently touring the United States, visiting different colleges and universities to speak on the subject. His visits include Columbia University, Oklahoma City University, UCLA, Yale University, University of Texas and others. “I will be talking about the division between the western and Islamic points of view. The truth that lies behind it, and show that Turkey represents a critical example, that a Muslim society can be secular, democratic and have western orientation,” he added. “Turkey represents a bridge, a living proof that

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Leonardo captivates crowd “Always the response surpasses expectations, and always I learn something more about Leonardo. This is a great story.” Photo Provided

Peter Donaldson performs as Leonardo da Vinci Feb. 19.

by Lyndsay Gillum Staff Writer Sometimes theatrically produced, sometimes informal and improvisational, “A Morning with Leonardo da Vinci: His Life and Times,” performed by Peter Donaldson, captivated UCO students and faculty Monday morning. “I’ve shared this performance hundreds of times in as many different venues, from intimate college theaters to community libraries, from schools to civic groups,” according to Donaldson’s website. “Always the response surpasses expectations, and always I learn something more about Leonardo. This is a great story.” As the audience arrives, he greets them as himself, sharing a little bit of background on what is known about Leonardo’s life as music plays in the background. Little by

little, with the audience’s growing anticipation and the addition of a few costume pieces, we meet Leonardo himself. Immediately Leonardo urges his audience to memorize his motto, “Ostinato Rigore,” Italian for ‘persistent rigor.’ A charming and curious man, Leonardo shares the story of his life, all the way back to his childhood. He shares with the audience his theories and observations and quickly jumps from one area of knowledge to another. “It was just incredible, the whole thing,” Brett Sharp, associate professor of political science, said. “The way he put together the science and art together, it was like you were there.” “A Morning with Leonardo da Vinci: His Life and Times,” is great storytelling. In dramatic costume with unique props, both real and inventive, and samples from Leonardo’s notebooks, Donaldson brings to life

Leonardo and tells an inspirational story suitable for all ages. “He had props on stage and also invented props,” Sharp said. “He painted a picture in our minds of what he was looking at.” Following Leonardo’s story, Donaldson removes his hat and mediates an extended dialogue with the audience, at which time students may ask questions of either Donaldson or Leonardo. “I thought it was just incredible,” Sharp said. “I got lost in the moment.” Donaldson is a performance artist and a storyteller with two one-man shows that tour the Pacific Northwest annually, “Leonardo da Vinci” and “Salmon People.” “He is dedicating his life to telling the big stories of the new renaissance awakening the wisdom of ecological and economic sustainability,” read his biography on his website. Lyndsay Gillum can be reached at

Pugh family offers scholarship “To our knowledge, we are the only ones who offer this scholarship.” -Adrienne Nobles by Lyndsay Gillum Staff Writer Five $500 Pugh Family Pioneer scholarships are now available through the UCO Foundation to students majoring in geography, history, music and elementary education. Dr. Ed Pugh is an assistant professor in the Department of History and Geography at UCO. “He has been a loyal donor to the UCO Foundation since 1995, and in 2004, he donated funds to establish the Pugh Family Pioneer Scholarships,” Adrienne Nobles, director of Public Relations and Marketing for the Foundation, said. “The scholarships were created in honor of his grandparents, Edward Bascomb Pugh and Sidonia Wagner Pugh, whose pioneering spirit led them to settle in Oklahoma during the Land Run on April 22, 1889,” Nobles said. “Dr. Pugh said his grandparents’ original plot of land claimed on that date is on the southwest corner of what is now the

Oklahoma National Memorial.” Recipients must be sophomores or juniors in the fall semester and majoring in history, geography, music or elementary education. Applicants will be evaluated on financial need, academic performance, the number of hours they are employed, their

campus involvement and a letter they turn in with their application describing their background, needs and what influenced their career/field of study choice, Nobles said. “To our knowledge, we are the only ones who offer this scholarship,” Nobles said. “We have in our files a 2004

article from the Edmond Sun in which Dr. Pugh is quoted as saying he planned to establish similar scholarships at OU, Southwestern State University, Okeene High School and John Marshall High School – but we do not know if those funds were ever established.” According to Nobles, Dr. Pugh called their offices this week saying he would like to award five additional scholarships worth $250 each. Applications are due April 2 by 4 p.m. They can be hand delivered to Evans Hall, Rm. 102 or mailed to the UCO Foundation, Attn: Virginia Ellis, 100 N. Broadway, Box 133, Edmond, OK 73034. Students will be notified by mail June 1 with the results. To pick up an application, visit the Foundation Office in Evans Hall, Rm. 102 or download a copy at www.ucok. edu/foundation. For more information, call 974-2770. Lyndsay Gillum can be reached at

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CAMPUS briefS Big Event volunteers needed Team leader applications are available for the 2007 Big Event, which will be held April 21. The Big Event is a nation-wide and campus day of service. Applications are available in the UCO Volunteer Center on the fourth floor of the Nigh University Center and are due at 5 p.m. Feb. 23. For more information, contact Nathan Huseman at or Kaela Davis at

Heartwalk team leaders needed

Anyone interested in becoming a team captain for this year’s American Heart Association’s Heartwalk can sign up by Feb. 22. Contact Pat Casey at 974-2373 or by e-mail at

Central Plaza to host ‘Open Mic Night’

UCO’s Central Plaza Coffee Bar will host its second Open Mic Night of the spring semester at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 on the main floor of Central Plaza. Central Plaza is located on the corner of Bauman and Second Street in Edmond. For more information call (405) 974-2363.

Feminism series begins Feb. 22

The first of a three-part panel series on feminist pedagogy, “What is Feminism?” will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Virginia Lamb Living Room in the Human Environmental Sciences Building. To register, call 974-5544 or e-mail bwendling@ to ensure lunch and a seat.

NAACP service award banquet set UCO’s first NAACP service award banquet will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Will Roger Room in the Nigh University Center. The awards banquet will recognize students, elementary age to college age, who have reached outstanding achievements academically as well as within their communities. For a list of Black History Month events, visit

Research award nominations due

News THIS DAY IN HISTORY Today is Thursday, Feb. 22, Westerfield in connection the 53rd day of 2007. There with the disappearance of are 312 days left in the year. 7-year-old Danielle van Dam. (Westerfield was Today’s High- later sentenced to death for light in History: Danielle’s murder.) The Angolan army and governOn Feb. 22, 1732, the ment announced the killfirst president of the ing of UNITA leader Jonas United States, George Savimbi. Cartoon animator Washington, was born Chuck Jones died in Newat his parents’ plantation port Beach, Calif., at age 89. in the Virginia Colony. Today’s Birthdays: AnOn this date: nouncer Don Pardo is 89. Actor Paul Dooley is 79. In 1857, Robert Baden- Hollywood “ghost singer” Powell, founder of the Boy Marni Nixon is 77. Sen. Scouts, was born in London. Edward M. Kennedy, DMass., is 75. Movie direcIn 1857, German physi- tor Jonathan Demme is 63. cist Heinrich Hertz, Actor John Ashton is 59. the discoverer of radio Actress Miou-Miou is 57. waves for whom the unit Actress Julie Walters is 57. of frequency is named, Basketball Hall-of-Famer was born in Hamburg. Julius Erving is 57. Actor Kyle MacLachlan is 48. In 1889, President Grover Actress-comedian Rachel Cleveland signed an om- Dratch is 41. Actress Jeri nibus bill to admit the Da- Ryan is 39. Actor Thomas kotas, Montana and Wash- Jane is 38. Actress-singer ington state to the Union. Lea Salonga is 36. Actor Jose Solano is 36. TenIn 1892, “Lady Winder- nis player Michael Chang mere’s Fan” by Oscar Wilde is 35. Actress Drew Barwas first performed, at Lon- rymore is 32. Actress don’s St. James’s Theater. Liza Huber is 32. Singer James Blunt is 30. AcIn 1935, it became il- tor Daniel E. Smith is 17. legal for airplanes to fly over the White House. Thought for Today: “Authority without wisIn 1973, the U.S. and Com- dom is like a heavy ax munist China agreed to without an edge, fitter establish liaison offices. to bruise than polish.” _ Anne Bradstreet, AmeriIn 1980, the U.S. Olympic can poet (1612-1672). hockey team upset the Soviets at Lake Placid, N.Y., 4-3. (The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal.)

The UCO chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, is taking nominations for its Distinguished Research Scientist award. Nominations are due 5 p.m. March 16. Inquiries and nominations, including self-nominations, should be e-mailed to Dan Endres All nominations are confidential; nominees will be contacted for supporting materials. In 1987, pop artist Andy Shakespeare auditions set Warhol died at a New York City hospital at age Auditions for Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park’s 2007 season will be from 11 a.m. to noon March 10-11 in 58; talk-show host DaRm. 120 of the Communications Building. vid Susskind was found Actors new to Shakespeare in the Park must have a dead in his Manhattan one-minute classic monologue memorized. Callbacks hotel suite; he was 66. will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. the day of the auditions. For more information on Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, visit Five years ago: Police in San Diego arrested David

news in brief Climbers relied on exercise, pep talks SALEM, Ore. (AP) The three hikers rescued after a long fall and an icy night on Mount Hood said Wednesday their survival techniques included exercising, taking care of each other, and pep talks. Matty Bryant and Kate Hanlon, both 34, appeared on television interviews with fellow climber Christina Redl, 26, whose injuries were still apparent from dark bruises around her eyes. Bryant also brought his dog, Velvet, who helped the climbers stay warm as they waited to be found.

Top Sunni official fired over rape case BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Wednesday fired a top Sunni official who had called for an international investigation into the rape allegations leveled by a Sunni Arab woman against three members of the Shiite-dominated security forces. A statement by al-Maliki's office gave no reason in announcing the dismissal of Ahmed Abdul-Ghafour al-Samaraie, head of the Sunni Endowments. Al-Samaraie, whose organization cares for Sunni mosques and shrines in Iraq, had joined other prominent Sunnis in criticizing the government's handling of the case.

Blair announces Iraq withdrawal plan LONDON (AP) Britain will withdraw around 1,600 troops from Iraq in the "coming months," aiming to cut its force to below 5,000 by late summer if Iraqi forces can secure the southern part of the country, Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday. British troops will stay in Iraq until at least 2008 and work to secure the Iran-Iraq border and maintain supply routes to U.S. and coalition troops in central Iraq, Blair told the House of Commons.



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by Nathan Winfrey

Your body is creating Is UCO experiencing a mas- planting a gargantuan monument Big Five? I think it’s high time and killing 15 million red cot identity crisis? In the past to these guys smack dab in the we construct a 50-foot effigy of blood cells per second. center of the Liberal Arts parking lot. I’m sure parking ticket revenues from the month of January will easily cover the cost. We all miss that majestic satellite dish that sat outside the Communications Building for years. Since it was removed last year, it has left a gaping, satellite dish-shaped hole in the hearts o f UCO students young and old. Why not com-

memorate it with a


scale, bronze replica that could sit in the exact same spot? My only suggestion is that we move it over some, as to block that ugly yellowand-blue “Land Run” mural. Idolatry is not dead! Why let the Babylonians go down in history having the greatest idol-makers of all time? And why should less-mainstream religions take a backseat to the


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couple years, the UCO landscape has been the target of several attacks by weird artwork. First, there was the “Breathe” statue, that wonky, metallic Stretch Armstrong that guards the southwest corner of Plunkett Park. Then came “Flight,” a sculpture depicting textbooks flying south for the winter, which kind of made sense. What doesn’t make sense are the cougar stalking the grounds by the Business Building and the pelican by Broncho Lake. Big cats and waterfowl? Unless the UCO’s landscapers are planning ahead for a future where Texas is flooded by global warming, last I checked Oklahoma was a landlocked state and sadly devoid of pelicans. A real one chilling by our “lake” would be nice because it would eat our trash, but I don’t think even that would earn it a monument in its honor. Anyway, I thought our mascot was a horse or something. In the spirit of progressivism, I choose to embrace these questionable landscaping decisions by suggesting a few of my own. The obvious first choice would be former UCO president George Nigh’s fierce eyebrows. Forget Old North, this piece could stand alone as a new icon for UCO. Nigh changed the face of UCO forever, so I think we should honor this face’s most prominent feature the way only two metric tons of stone can. When you think of heroism, persistence and efficiency, the parking lot ticket guys are the first people who come to mind for most students. With their computerized clip boards and banana Polos, these valiant warriors patrol our parking lots night and day, making sure our permits are in the correct corner of our windshields and that no resident is parking within a mile of the university center before 4 p.m. I keep hearing people complain that there are too many parking spaces here on campus, so I think we should take up several of those useless spots by

February 22, 2007

that helmet-wearing guy from “Halo” raising an X-Box controller high into the air, and place it at the exact halfwaypoint between Murdaugh Hall and the cafeteria. That would be the ideal spot for most devotees, as it would allow them to make a small offering or mutter a quick prayer on the way to lunch. I think the 50 yard line of our new Wantland Stadium would be the prefect place for a lifesize replica of a covered wagon. For historical accuracy, I propose that we inscribe the word “Sooners” on one side. It’s a well-known fact that most UCO students are Oklahomans, and are thereby genetically predisposed to wear white and red paraphernalia, even to our football games. Scientists say it would make it much easier for them to cheer for our team if there was a more familiar icon in the center of the field. If that falls through, a large-headed cowboy would be an optimal second choice. Lastly, I think the newlydiscovered Broncho Lake Monster is a great selling point for this university; just look at what happened to Loch Ness. The small fishing village in Scotland is now a thriving hub of wellspent tourist dollars/Euros. We should capitalize on this before some other, more interesting mythological creature is proven to exist on another campus somewhere else. No scientific fact can be interesting without a little exaggeration, so making Bronchy’s sculpture twice life size would be a wise move. Also, I think it would be fun to put a few cast-iron cats poking their heads out of sewers around campus. I’m sure I’m overlooking some great ideas, so landscaping committee, you’ll have to fill in the gaps. Other ideas you might want to incorporate are: a Lucho Libre wrestler, former student body president Lane Perry and maybe a giant broncho visible from I-35. You guys are the artists; just work with it.

After eating too much, your hearing is less sharp. A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight. Iceland has the highest concentration of broadband users in the world. The average American consumes 1.2 pounds of spider eggs a year and eat 2.5 pounds of insect parts a year. Plastic lawn flamingos outnumber real flamingos in the U.S.A. The parking meter was invented in North Dakota. Swimming pools in Phoe-

nix, Arizona, pick up 20 pounds of dust a year.

theme parks, and spectator sports combined.

Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically it is Number 47. Until August 7, 1953, Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the Union.

The word 'set' has more definitions than any other word in the English language.

Naturalists use marshmallows to lure alligators out of swamps.

A comet's tail always points away from the sun.

Clocks made before 1687 had only one hand Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old. Astronauts cannot burp in space. Over one million stray dogs live in the New York City metropolitan area. The revenue that is generated from gambling is more than the revenue that comes from movies, cruise ships, recorded music,

OBEA from page 1 ond and third places are awarded in the areas of television and radio. Recipients will be awarded plaques and certificates at an awards banquet at the Southern Hills Marriot in Tulsa March 16. Broadcast senior Bradley Keim received two awards. He won first place in the Radio Promo Spot category and second place for DJ Aircheck, both for Z-100, the UCO radio station. “UCO did amazing on the radio side of the awards,” Keim said. “The award is a great honor. It shows credibility for a resume as well as saying that your piece of work was the best in the state on the college level. Additionally, it speaks credibility for the broadcast program.” Broadcast seniors Micah Manalo and Jackie Little were awarded second place for “NewsCentral,” a pro-

motional for UCO’s Channel 6 news broadcast. Manalo also won third place in the Best Newscast category. “It means a lot to me, because it shows that all the hard work you do day in and day out doesn’t go unnoticed,” Manalo said. “It just gives you even more confidence to do better.” Other awards include nine radio awards. Recipients include Janee’ DeLancey, Keim and Sean Beall in first, second and third places. Three of the 12 OBEA awards were in the television category, with Amanda Buntin and Catherine Roach placing second in Television Magazine/Talk for “Look Closer Oklahoma.” Delancey also placed first in Radio Commercial with “Mathis Brothers” and third in Radio Public Service Announcement

A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second.

If Manhattan had the same population density as Alaska, there would only be 15 people living there. Wearing yellow makes you look bigger on camera; green, smaller. Drew Carey once worked at a Denny's. The normal static electricty shock that zaps your finger when you touch a doorknob is usually between 10,000 and 30,000 volts.

with “Leukemia Society.” Matt Lowry placed second in Radio Commercial for “Jimmy Eat World Concert.” Don Ford and Matt Grassmyer won first and third place, respectively in the Radio Entertainment category. More than 200 student entries were collected from universities across the state. Entries were submitted at the end of last semester, usually by professors who picked the best projects from their classes. The awards are in conjunction with the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Conference. Program directors, news directors and other professionals will be present and will give students an opportunity for networking.

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'Open Mic' starts tonight Distinguished scholarships available by Nathan Winfrey Senior Staff Writer

The Student Programming Board will host an open mic series starting Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Central Plaza coffee bar. Students are encouraged to come sing, play instruments, read poetry, perform stand-up comedy or other another type of performance. “It’s a night that presents

an opportunity to anyone who wants to perform,” said Jordan Smith, SPB adviser. “If you can perform it, you can do it at Open Mic Night.” “It’s a very relaxed atmosphere, so don’t be scared,” said Cassie Neahring, entertainment chairperson. “Our performers can play one to three songs— just whatever they want.” “We hope to have a great crowd to support the artists and some new faces on the stage,”

she said. The student organization plans to increase Open Mic Nights to two per month. Future dates will be March 15 and 29, April 12 and 26. The Central Plaza residence hall is located across 2nd Street from the main campus. The coffee bar is on the first floor. Admission is free. Those who would like to participate can sign up at the event. For more information contact Neahring at

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If he were still alive, George Washington would turn 275 today.

by Aaron Wright Staff Writer Students who are active in community service can pick up a 2007 Distinguished Service Scholarship Award application from the Volunteer and Service Learning Center. The VSLC is offering three $1,000 scholarships, coordinated through the foundation with money set, allocated by President Roger Webb, to “reward excellence in service to any UCO student,” said Josh Krawczyk, director of the VSLC. As part of the application, students will be asked to create a project proposal addressing a need in the community. The project should be of no or little costs as all costs

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associated with the project are the applicant’s responsibility. Fundraising is allowed, however. Students must include a description and implementation timeline in their application. The project must begin no later than the first day of fall 2007. “What we’re asking students to do is identify a need in the community, propose a way to meet the need, and do it,” said Krawczyk. To qualify for the scholarship, students need to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0; be enrolled in 12 undergraduate hours or six graduate hours; and have completed at least 12 hours the previous semester. Krawczyk said the applicant should be able to handle the additional work of planning a volunteer project.

“We’re very proud of the commitment to service the UCO students and UCO community have,” said Krawczyk. He said these are the first scholarships that recognize this commitment. The VSLC is looking at other ways to honor student service such as recognition at graduation ceremonies. “It’s good for our students to have service as part of their resumes. It’s very important in the corporate world,” said Krawczyk. Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on March 15. They can be delivered to the VSLC in NUC Rm. 212. Aaron Wright can be reached at



February 22, 2007

Students click their way into new technology in the classroom “Students use clickers which register responses immediately, making it easier for professors to teach large classes.” -James Bidlack by Delanya Jurrens Student Writer The University of Central Oklahoma is clicking its way into the newest form of technology in the classrooms. This hand held device is called the test-taking clicker. It is a registered apparatus allowing the student and professors to connect at the click of a button. “Students use clickers which register responses immediately, making it easier by Vista photographer Laehyung Lee for professors to teach large classes,” said James Bidlack, Hae-min Kim, business freshman holds a clicker, the test-taking biology professor at UCO. device for classrooms. The clicker can also take

attendance and measure the understanding of the lectures, through the student’s responses using this studentoperated remote control. Bidlack said, “Using click ers in the classroom has incre ased attendance and seems to  h a v e  i m p r o v e d  p e r f o r mance on exams since students actually attend class and  pay attention to what is disc u s s e d  i n  l e c t u r e s . ” Some Business and Science courses are switching to the clicker. While some professors are eager about the switch, many students express different views. It costs $40 to buy and own the device, which can

Music program travels by David Klein Student Writer A coalition of student and faculty musicians will perform throughout Oklahoma this semester to showcase UCO musicians, prepare students for teaching and expose children to different types of music. Beginning March 2, representatives for the UCO Music Outreach Program will travel to some of Oklahoma’s most rural school districts to perform as part of a six-week trial for the new program. “It is very important to have music in schools,” Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher said. “Studies show that students who participate in music have increased creativity, focus and teamwork skills.” Remy-Schumacher and Dr. Chindarat Charoenwongsie conceived the program to mirror similar projects at the University of Southern California and the Manhattan School of Music. RemySchumacher worked with the music department at USC for nearly a month to study its methods before developing a plan for UCO’s program. Charoenwongsie met with representatives from the Manhattan School of Music to learn about its system. “This has never been done before in Oklahoma,” Charoenwongsie said. “This is a pioneer program to help the community.” Public school districts involved with the product include Agra, Alma, Lahoma and Snyder. Each district may receive multiple performances from various musicians. Many rural schools have limited resources to provide for the arts, and the outreach

by Abha Eli Phoboo Staff Writer TyQucondra Smith, UCO senior English major, recently came out with a self-published anthology called “Kingdom Poetry.” Smith calls it his collection of “inspirational” poems. The poems have a common purpose. They are religious in the Christian vein, often hymnlike except for their almost rap-influenced rhyme pattern. “I started writing poems six years ago and ever since I’ve been adding more and more to my work until I finally decided to come out with this book,” said Smith, who has been invited to read his poems at several venues during Black History Month. On Feb. 3, he was conferred a Citation of Recognition by the Oklahoma House of Representatives to celebrate African American authors.

NOONDAY from page 1 the institute. She and her husband, Elder Ballard, are currently serving a two-year mission with the association at UCO. The institute also offers classes for Latter-day Saints students and those interested in the faith throughout the week. On Sundays at 7 p.m., students can come by the UCO Catholic Student Center, located at 321 E. Clegern Ave. for a home-cooked dinner. “Parents and people from St. John the Baptist Church sign up and volunteer to cook it for us,” said Andrew

Music school receives honor by Steven Reckinger Copy Editor Music, particularly opera, is a refined art, created with delicate notes and precise execution. UCO School of Music was honored with the presence of Sherrill Milnes, renowned opera baritone, in order to enlighten blossoming musicians and guide them through the musical process with a master class Feb. 15. “Milnes has been very generous with his time and talents,” Kevin Eckard, assistant professor of music. “We learn by listening to the greats.” The class went from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., but due to a delay in flight plans, Milnes was unable to arrive until 20 minutes after the hour. Eight singers performed selections by composers such as Schubert, Bellini and Mozart. Each participant had an approximately 20 minute ses-

sion with Milnes, first singing the song in its entirety, then instructed by Milnes on what parts needed to be improved. While coaching the individual singers, he shared insight on the opera industry, the art of music and technical details of musical ability. “That’s what makes music: thousands of details,” Milnes said. Milnes helped conduct the students, while giving advice on how to act on stage during operatic performances. He stressed how bowing is a learned art, making sure the artist doesn’t bow too early or too late to respond to an audience’s applause. Myles Simpson, tenor sophomore, was the first to perform. His selection was “Du bist die Ruh” by Franz Schbert. Two intermissions balanced the program and the class ended with Isaiah Brown, tenor junior, with another Schubert composition.

ing, allowing the others behind you to see your answers. He said, “It’s not fair that others receive the same points as you.” Although, many have express negative feelings toward the clicker, Bidlack sees the benefit for students. “You get immediate feedback from questions they’ve answered with the system and, when they go home, they can access the website and get a graded copy of the quiz to study for future exams.”

Poet emphasizes religious themes in poetry collection

“Studies show that students who participate in music have increased creativity, focus and teamwork skills.” program offers a means by which to expose children to music at no cost to the district. “We want to help students learn about music and hear new styles like jazz and classical,” Charoenwongsie said. “We also want this program to be an inspiration for students to pursue art and music.” Nearly 30 student musicians and several faculty musicians will comprise various ensembles for exhibition including string, piano and guitar. Small groups will perform classical, jazz and pop music for school-aged children and offer limited instruction and interaction with instruments. Undergraduate and graduate students participating in the program will present their instruments in a workshop fashion to prepare them for teaching and to further involve the children in the performances. The outreach program is fully funded by a $5,000 pedagogical grant, which it received from the UCO graduate college last December. The one-time grant will sustain the official aspects of the program, provide a stipend for student musicians for the spring semester and purchase demonstration instruments for hands-on activities. “We hope to continue the program after this semester and get more into teaching in large blocks,” RemySchumacher said. “I hope it will grow and positively affect the community.”

be purchased at any bookstore. Student David Klein said, “This pricey gadget can put a dent in some student’s wallets, especially when the first two weeks were spent working out the bugs in the system and while I understand the allure of technology, this clicker does not advance education by doing the work of a professor.” While some face the financial burden of the clickers, others confront the moral dilemmas. Student Casey Smith said, “They make cheating a lot easier,” Smith said. When you validate your answers you have to point your clicker towards the projector box on the ceil-

Richard Jobe played piano. “In any kind of music, look beyond,” Milnes said. “If you feel you need to do something, do it, as long as our ambitions will allow us to.” Milnes’ visit to UCO was made possible through a partnership with Richard Novak, assistant professor of voice at Oklahoma State University. Milnes is the most recorded baritone in American history, having over 200 recordings and performing in famous productions of Verdi’s “Otello,” Gounod’s “Faust” and Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” He received the opportunity to work with Luciano Pavarotti, Australian singer Joan Sutherland and briefly studied under wellknown soprano Rosa Ponselle. Steve Reckinger can be reached at

Browne, sociology junior and intern for the student center. Generally, this time is set aside for the students to spend time together. Sometimes an activity is planned or a speaker is there to present, said Browne. The building is open throughout the day, depending on the availability on the staff, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Among various meetings throughout the week, the center offers Mass 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Browne says those who attend usual-

ly go eat together afterwards or order pizza at the center. At the UCO Chi Alpha house, located at 316 E. Thatcher St., students can eat dinner on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Charlie Bunn, campus pastor/ director for Chi Alpha said they usually serve chili or spaghetti for dinner, although they try to make accommodations for the religious or cultural preferences of the large number of international students that attend. Thursday nights are basically a time of fellowship for students to hang out with each other, said Bunn. They also have a service on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in Rm. 104 at the Wellness Center. “We’re trying to provide a service to students,” Bunn said,

TyQucondra Smith is already working on his next collection of poems, which he says is based more on historical events. “Poetry to me is an expression of one’s thoughts from their hearts, it is art written in words and can influence a generation, can uplift a generation,” he added. Smith read self-composed poems at the UCO Black History Month’s Keynote Address event where Dr. Charles Simmons was honored. Smith had composed a special poem for Simmons, and others dedicated to black leaders such as Martin Luther King. “My greatest inspirations are Dr. Martin Luther King and Jesus Christ,” said Smith. “They sacrificed themselves for others. Also Maya Angelou, she’s very powerful in her poetry.” Smith’s books are available at the University Book Store. Abha Eli Phoboo can be reached at regardless of whether that service is religious or not. He said they’re trying to offer students “a home away from home.” Many other ministries on campus, such as UCO Campus Crusade for Christ, do not offer a weekly meal, but occasionally sponsor events with food. “I would encourage people to come because it’s a great place to worship the Lord and make new friends,” said Michael Martin, member of Campus Crusade for Christ. Instead of eating the final bag of Ramen noodles next time for dinner, students can consider visiting one of these places for fellowship, education, and food. Wright can be reached at Aaron


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Help Wanted RECEPTIONIST/ ADMINISTRATIVE ASST. Answer phones, light computer work & customer service. Located across from UCO. $8-10 /hr. Depending n experience. Apply @ 420 E. 2nd or fax resume to 285-8915. _____________________ NOW HIRING energetic servers at County Line BBQ in OKC. Flexible schedule for students. Apply in person between 2 - 4. 1226 NE 63rd. 478-4995. _____________________ LOCAL EDMOND GOLF course now hiring snack bar & beverage cart. Call 340-4653. _____________________ LABOR WORKERS NEEDED for window cleaning company. Possible tuition reimbursement! Starting at minimum wage. Call Roger at 340-3914 _____________________ Event Staff/Wait Staff/Beverage Cart/Bag Room- Now Hiring flexible, friendly, energetic and motivated individuals for part-time positions. Fun atmosphere No Experience necessary, will train. Willingness to work weekends. Please apply in person. 10909 Club House Road, Edmond. (405) 771-5800 _____________________ ZIOS Italian Kitchen 12 E. California (Bricktown) NOW HIRING 10 SERVERS. Apply in person. Monday through Thursday.1 p.m. to 4 p.m. _____________________ PART-TIME student. Excellent working conditions. Call John @ 348-0615 _____________________

ESKIMO JOE'S CLOTHES Job Opportunities. Come join an Oklahoma original straight out of Stillwater! Joe's Clothes is now accepting applications for our Penn Square Mall location. We are accepting applications for Assistant Manager, Supervisor and Sales Associate positions. Applicants must be enthusiastic, outgoing, and friendly. We offer flexible scheduling, a fun atmosphere, and generous discounts. If you believe in offering superior guest service and would like to have fun while earning some extra money, send your resume and salary requirements to Human Resource Director, P.O. Box 729, Stillwater, OK 74076 or via fax at (405) 377-0825, via email at or apply online at Applications may also be obtained directly from the store. EOE _____________________ SITTER for 2 Sweet Boys 3 & 1. Tues. & Thurs. 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Call Melissa @ 313-3233 _____________________ MOLIERE BRIDAL SALON Part-time Flexible Hours. Saturdays a must. (405) 728-0485 _____________________ THIS ONE IS FOR YOU! 10 hours/ wk sweeping units and picking up trash etc. at self storage in Edmond. YOU pick the hours: evenings, mornings, weekends, etc. Call Danny, 4787233. Arrowhead Self-Storage 3800 S. Kelly _____________________ NEW HORIZONS Child Development Center is seeking teachers to work part-time afternoon shifts 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri. If you love children come join our team!!! Please apply @ 14300 N. Western in Edmond. EOE. 748-4424 _____________________ McAlisters Deli is now looking for energetic crew members to work Tuesday/Thursday lunch. Great pay, flexible hours & good times. Come see us today or give us a call. (405) 340-3354 _____________________ All SHIFTS PT/FT, Flexible hours. Apply @ Sonic. 306 W. Covell. 359-6674 _____________________ SERVER POSITION available Pearl's Lakeside. Apply within. 748-6113 _____________________

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SPORTS Bobcats hand Hornets a loss AP--Raymond Felton and Chris Paul insist there is no added incentive to perform when they face each other. Their teammates disagree. Felton had 21 points and 11 assists and outplayed Paul in a matchup of secondyear point guards to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a 104100 win over the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night. “They’re very competitive and they’re very good friends, so I think when they play, both of them are on their toes,” Bobcats forward Gerald Wallace said. Felton, the fifth pick in the 2005 draft and former North Carolina star, scored nine points in the fourth quarter when the Bobcats pulled away in a bruising game that included a shoving match and five technical fouls. Paul, the fourth pick in the draft and a former college rival of Felton when he played at Wake Forest, had 20 points and seven assists, but the Hornets lost for only the fourth time in 13 games. “We’re very good friends, but at the same time he’s just like any other point guard in the league,” Paul said. The Hornets led by one going

6 minutes left made it 89-84. Just over a minute later, Felton blew by Paul and fed Wallace for a layup to complete a 7-0 run and put Charlotte ahead 98-90. Jannero Pargo’s 3-pointer with 31 seconds left cut the lead to 102-100, but Derek Anderson, in his first game back from an ankle injury, hit two free throws with 6 seconds left to put it away. Wallace had 21 points and Emeka Okafor added 16 points and 15 rebounds for the Bobcats, who won their second straight game. “We’re starting to learn how to finish games now,” Felton said. Desmond Mason scored 17 points, David West scored 16 and Chandler had 16 points and 20 rebounds for the Hornets, who lost despite a 47-36 rebounding edge. It marked the third time the Hornets have returned to Charlotte since they left for New Orleans in 2002 after a bitter dispute over a new arena. With a complete turnover of the roster and coaching staff, only a handful of support staff members and broadcasters remain from the Charlotte team. And there was little buzz in the crowd until a mini-skirmish midway through the third quarter. Jake Voskuhl fouled Paul on a drive to the basket and kept Paul’s arm pinned to his side. Paul lunged at Voskuhl, then reached around and threw the ball at Voskuhl’s shoulder. Chandler came over and pushed Voskuhl, and then Mason and Wallace started shoving. Adam Morrison and West ran into the scrum before the officials separated everyone. Paul, West, Voskuhl, Wallace and Morrison AP photo by Rick Havner were all called for technical fouls, but New Orleans Hornets' Tyson Chandler (6) no one was ejected. A minute later, shoots over Charlotte's Emeka Okafor on Wallace set a blind Feb. 20 in Charlotte. pick on Paul at midinto the fourth quarter, when court, knocking him to the Felton scored five quick points floor and the rest of the game to put the Bobcats ahead. Matt had playoff-like intensity. Carroll’s 3-pointer with just under

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by Jeff Massie Sports Writer Every year I tell myself I’m going to get into baseball, and every year it’s the same result. I don’t. It’s not that I don’t try, I do. Honestly, I do. I buy the magazines, watch some games, catch up on Sportscenter, and sign up for fantasy baseball. Sometimes I even buy baseball cards, but I definitely enjoy the piece of wood they call gum much more than the cards themselves. No matter what, within a month, I’m disenfranchised, uninterested and my fantasy team is defunct. Don’t get me wrong, baseball is a great game, one of the best even. I look back on my little league games with fond memories and admiration. I still can’t believe I didn’t go pro. I guess those that can’t play become critics (or teachers), so allow me to criticize. Why is the game so slow? The world is changing, but America’s pastime is not keeping up. It’s the age of email; snail mail no longer cuts it. Sammy Hagar can drive 55 now, so let’s get our game to a more proper speed limit. The sport needs to limit the number of timeouts. Currently, baseball teams get an unlimited amount. There needs to be a

limit. What do catchers and pitchers talk about anyways? Basketball used to be just as slow paced, so a shot clock was put in place. Baseball needs to follow suit. Put a delay of game clock on batters, there’s no reason they need to dig their foot into the dirt for that long. If a batter can’t manage to get ready in the allotted amount of time, strike. Do the same to pitchers, shake off all the catcher’s signals you want, you got to throw something. So be a big boy and pitch already. The most drastic change I suggest is an anti-scratch rule. Players spend too much of the game adjusting and scratching themselves. If you can get paid for that, I got a few friends that could be playing for the Yankees. Another major problem facing major league baseball is the fact there are far too many games. It’s hard to feel passionate for your team when they lose 70 times a year, and that’s a pretty good record. New York and Boston is a joke of a rivalry. They played against each other 19 times last year. Baseball schedules have 162 games, that’s about 80 too many. Cut the season in half and each game becomes twice as important. This would also require teams to employ fewer pitchers. Instead of 30 teams with five

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Brady Smith pitches in relief for the Bronchos on Feb. 20 at Broncho Field. starting pitchers, maybe they to be put in place to stop the have four. The 30 worst pitch- cheating. It’s as simple as that. ers would be out of the league, Baseball is a great game, upgrading each team’s staff. and it’s worth fighting for. I’ll No more designated hitter. be a fan no matter what, but The DH is ridiculous. It’s pretty only as a casual one unless easy to be an intimidating pitch- some changes take place. er and throw at people when you don’t have to bat yourself. It’s true, chicks dig the long ball, but steroids are a joke. Jeff Massie can be reached at Harsher punishments need

First UCO Hockey Club season is a success by Justin Langston Sports Writer The UCO Hockey Club finished its first season winning, earning an overall record of 14-11. Beginning as a Division I team, UCO played some tough teams in its opening season, including a win over the University of Oklahoma. “It was a lot of work,” general manager Steve Gordon said about creating the team. “Especially since we decided to start in November of 2005. We started from scratch.” To begin with, the hockey team had no players, no rink and no permission from the school. They went through the process of starting up the club and got permission from the school, but they still lacked players and a place to play. Fortunately, head coach Craig McAlister had good connections in several hockey leagues throughout the nation. McAlister, formerly from OU, looked to places like the Central State Hockey League and several coaches he knew in the western states to find his talent. McAlister had no problem bringing the players he needed to Oklahoma. While a decent price on school tuition was nice, the players seemed to take to Oklahoma rather well. “When the kids made their recruiting trips to UCO and Edmond, they liked what they saw,” McAlister said. “Once you expose kids to Oklahoma, they’re just blown away with how nice people are.” Looking for a team leader, McAlister found it in AJ Alfrey. A player on the CSHL All-Star team and the Chicago Force, Alfrey was chosen for his leadership skills and his skills on the ice.

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UCO's AJ Alfrey checks his opponent into the glass on Feb. 15 at Arctic Edge Arena. He was playing with an ankle injury at the time, impressed McAlister. “Even injured, he’s one of the best people on the ice,” McAlister said. “When AJ came on board, it helped capture the hearts of some of the players.” When the season began in September, the Bronchos made their first series a winning one, defeating Missouri State twice in a row. UCO’s season was not easy. They played against seven of the top ranked teams. Although not every game was a win, the team still impressed McAlister.

“We did extremely well for a new, freshmen team,” McAlister said. “I always wish we could win more games, but when you’ve got a freshmen laden team, there’s a bit of a learning curve.” One of the team’s more impressive victories was against the currently No. 5 Oklahoma University. The Bronchos managed to beat out the then No. 2 Sooners 3-2. Although the Bronchos lost 5-0 after traveling to Norman for the next game in the series, it was still a monumental victory. “That was unbelievable,” McAlister said. McAlister had




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previously been the coach of OU and had recruited most of its team. “If you want to be anything in this state, you’re going to have to go through either OU or OSU, and OSU doesn’t have a hockey team.” Going into the first game, OU was undefeated. UCO gave the Sooners the first of their four losses from this season. Looking forward to next season, McAlister is aiming for making nationals. As a first year team, UCO is not eligible for playoffs this season, but that is allowing the team more time to plan for next season. “It was a tremendous season for us,” McAlister said. “Our kids are better at the end of the season than they were in the beginning. And when the crowd gets into it, it really helps them out.” Justin Langston can be reached at

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SPORTS Bronchos exterminate the Hornets February 22, 2007

by Jeff Massie Sports Writer

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UCO's Bryan Belford puts the ball into play against Emporia State on Feb. 20 at Broncho Field.

Australian born pitcher Dean McIntyre brought the fire from down under, pitching over five superb innings and guiding the Bronchos to a 6-1 victory over No. 25 Emporia State. The win was the first of the season credited to McIntyre. Only two hits were given up in the 5.2 innings he pitched. The second batter he faced took him deep and was the only earned run the Hornets managed. McIntyre struck out a third of the 21 batters he faced and walked none. The Bronchos’ play in the field, on the other hand, was less than stellar. The home team had five errors. The errors often put the team in dangerous positions, but ultimately, no runs were surrendered as a result of the miscues. Coming off a win against Angelo State where the Bronchos scored 15, the offense

continued its hot streak to start the game. Derec Norman batted in the starting spot and hit a ball through the gap on the left side of the infield. The next batters safely reached base. With the diamond loaded, cleanup hitter Breck Draper stepped into the batter’s box in prime position to score. He hit a sacrifice fly to the outfield that scored Norman who was on third base. The Bronchos scored one more in the first to retake the lead 2-1. Both teams failed to manage any sort of offense in the second, going three up, three down. UCO scored its remaining four runs in the third and fifth innings, two in each. Bryan Belford hit a double off the centerfield fence that scored two. The big sticks came out to play in the fifth inning. Right fielder Tyler Carroll belted a homer over the scoreboard that scored two. It would be the final runs the Bronchos would score, but they already had plenty.

Emporia was held off for the remainder of the game. They had chances to capitalize on opportunities and narrow the score, but were fought off every time. Hits and errors put the Hornets into scoring position, but none crossed the plate. At one point, catcher Miguel Moctezuma blocked the plate and tagged out a diving Hornet just before he scored. Pitcher Cameron Karner closed out the game and befuddled the team from Emporia. He faced six batters, gave up no hits or walks and struck out one. Moctezuma led UCO in hits. He registered two hits in three plate appearances. He also batted in a runner and scored twice himself. The UCO baseball team hosts West Texas A&M this weekend for a four-game series. Jeff Massie can be reached at

Hockey club hacks Minot State to end the season by Justin Langston Sports Writer The UCO Hockey Club finished its inaugural season with two wins against Minot State, who had defeated UCO three times in a row earlier in the season. UCO finished its season with a 14-11 record, with three additional overtime losses. Thursday night’s game was a 5-4 victory for the Bronchos. UCO started out with a score from center Shawn Steggles in the opening minutes of the game. Near the nine-minute mark, forward Erik Jansen scored, but Minot State came back with its first goal of the evening a minute later. Six minutes later, Steggles scored once again, followed by another goal by forward Rob Deubel less than a minute later. UCO would earn one more goal in the first period before going quiet for the rest of the night. In the second period, Minot State ramped up its game, scoring twice within the first 10 minutes, but goalie Rob Mattison wouldn’t let another one in for the rest of the period. The game was completely quiet for most of the third period. There were a handful of close calls from UCO, but the team was unable to get any more into the net. It wasn’t until Minot State pulled the

desperate gambit of pulling its goalie out to have an extra man on the attack before there were any new points on the board. With just more than a minute on the clock, Minot was able to get one more goal in. “We played great the first period,” forward Mike Glowa said. “But we let them come back. There was no urgency.” On Saturday night’s game, UCO didn’t allow Minot State to come close, beating them out 7-3. UCO opened up with a goal from AJ Alfrey, assisted by Jason Thibodeau and Glowa with just more than 10 minutes left on the clock. Glowa came back less than a minute later and scored the second and last goal for UCO in the half. Minot State, however, was shut out for the entire period. Steggles scored first for UCO in the opening five minutes of the second period, but Minot State made its first goal of the game about four minutes later. The game went completely silent until the next period. Tony Panizzo and Brent Block scored back to back near the 14-minute. However, Minot State scored right on the next play after Block’s score. Minot State managed to score again before UCO could make its sixth goal, but it was the last goal Minot State made the entire evening.

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UCO Hockey Club goaltender Rob Mattison makes a diving stick save against Minot State Feb. 15 at Arctic Edge Arena. UCO ended the night with two more scores, first from Thibodeau near the threeminute mark and one from Ray Wingfield with just 41

seconds left on the clock. “We played extremely well,” head coach Craig McAlister said. “These guys [Minot State] had won something like 12 in

a row, and we stepped up.” Since this is UCO’s first season, they are not eligible for playoffs. However, they will be back next season.

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