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New activity fee position created ■ Almgren to have open—door policy for student organizations seeking information. by Mark Schlachtenhaufen ms@thevistaonline.com UCO has hired a student activity fee account manager, a new position created to coordinate the budgeting process, said

Dr. Kathryn Gage, vice president for Student Services. Kendra Almgren will mainly be working with the committee overseeing allocation of student activity fee money to campuswide organizations, Gage said. She will also assist UCOSA, which allocates money to groups with narrower interests. "You can't overstate the need to coordinate with UCOSA,"

Gage said. "There has to be good communication." Many factors necessitated the creation of the position, Gage said. The student activity fee increase to $5.15 per credit hour and the continued rise in enrollment have resulted in more money to manage, she said. "I think it speaks to the maturing of the campus," Gage

said. Allocating student activity fee money is a complicated process, Gage said. Having a resource person for daily procedural questions, sometimes to assist organizations throughout each step will make a difference, she said. In November, Almgren will begin conducting training sessions in conjunction with Campus Life, Gage said. Other

training sessions, with officers of student organizations, will begin in the fall of 2003, Gage said. "Students always have questions about the process," Gage said. Almgren's duties will include publicizing services, collecting applications for funding, taking minutes at committee meetings,

see Money Manager page 3

Bronchos beat Bacone 56-21. Dee Dee Carter breaks school recieving record. — Page 7

West Hall crackdown: Expulsion is the bottom line by Stephanie Nease sn@thevistaonline.corn Directors approved the Oct. 28 unlocking of West Hall's alternate entrances after a 7-day restriction during which all visitors checked in at the main entrance, said Michelle Davis, West Hall coordinator. Davis and Housing Director Thomas Hu1m enforced the Oct. 21 restriction after a string of events the previous week involved unescorted male students in the girls' dormitory after visiting hours. Problems included multiple male students running naked through the hallways, and one who made sexual advances toward several female residents, requiring notification of DPS, Davis said. Cory Greer, West Hall k-esiden Assistant and biology sophomore said regular visiting hours are 11 a.m. to midnight Sundays through

Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Davis said, "This is the first year the visiting policy has been abused to this extreme in West Hall." Hulm said the problem was simply "too many late night, past hours male visitors. Guys unescorted and guest hours not respected." "Nobody was attacked in the dorm. It's just a matter of preventing that kind of thing." Tonya Zunigha, math education senior and West Hall resident, said requiring visitors to check in is good, but locking the alternate entrances was useless. "The guys who streaked didn't have keys to the doors anyway," she said, adding that somebody inside had to let them in. Hulm said resident-s--eaught allowing males into the West Hall after visiting hours may suffer removal from the residence hall.

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The Education Department held a special meeting October 23.

Teacher shortage affects Oklahoma by Michael Larson ml@thevistaonline.com A nationwide drought in specrat education teachers hag hit Oklahoma hard, sparking UCO professors to draft grants and probe for education students willing to also certify in special ed. "Oklahoma City is always anywhere from 40 to 60 teachers short

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annually," said Terry Spigner, assistant professor of UCO's Special Education Department. onna ,Kearns, professor of special ectirCitioli, -sild—the deficiency in special education teachers is forcing districts to give teachers with no formal training in special education temporary certifications to fill gaps. Spigner said the problem is that surrounding states like Texas and Kansas are recruiting

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Voting begins for homecoming court Kappa Alpha Fraternity and Toby ■ Campaign booths are Vaughn, undeclared major representopen from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m in the Nigh University Center by Lindsey Cooper Ic@thevistaonline.com The UCO student body can vote for the next Homecoming King and Queen from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 and 30 in the Nigh University Center. This year the court is made up of six contestants for Queen and four contestants for King. Each of the contestants were chosen by a campus recognized organization. All candidates must be a fourth or fifth year student at UCO with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Candidates also underwent an interview process conducted by UCO faculty members to ensure their eligibility. UCO alumni and 1997 Homecoming King Jarrett Jobe said, "I don't think people understand just how much of an honor it is to be chosen by your peers to represent your university". The candidates running for Homecoming King are: Kris Janzen, kinesiology and recreation management major representing ACACIA Fraternity, Nathan Stewart, physics engineering major representing Kappa Sigma. Fraternity, Jake Winkler, accounting major representing Pi

ing Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. The candidates running for Homecoming Queen are: Amber Butler, graphic design major representing Delta Zeta Sorority, Shea Howe, corporate communications major representing the Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Kasey Jones, broadcasting major representing Sigma Kappa Sorority, Andrea (Raye) Mahlberg, general studies major representing Residence Hall Association, Erin Miller, chemistry major representing Alpha Xi Delta Sorority and Devon Noonan, corporate communications major representing Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. The coronation ceremony will take place at halftime of the UCO Homecoming Game against the Southwestern University Savages on Nov. 2. Royalty Chairman of Homecoming Activities Daresa Redd said, "I believe being chosen to participate in Royalty Court is an honor. Members of the court represent their sponsoring organization, the campus, students, faculty and alumni positively." UCO students will need their student ID card in order to vote. For more information about Homecoming King and Queen call the Campus Life Office at 974-2363.

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special education students to other states to cope with their own staffing deficiencies, pushing Oklahoma further into its rcat-ner de7TC1t - -He said, ''We have recruiters coming from as far as California because our product is good and they know it. We're trying to get people to stay home." Professors in the Special

The Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) will be holding a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 30 and 31 in Room 212 of the Nigh University Center. According to Tara Scott, manager of training and staff development for OBI, UCO has assisted OBI with homecoming blood drives since 1983. "We are grateful to UCO for helping OBI support their community as well as the more than 85

additional Oklahoma hospitals we provide blood to," said Ronald 0. Gilcher, M.D., OBI president and CEO. Scott said donors receive a free T-shirt as well as free checks on temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate and cholesterol levels. OBI will also offer a prostatespecific antigen (PSA) blood test to screen for prostate cancer in men. The PSA blood tests cost $15 for donors and $20 for others who are unable to donate. Participants competing

in the Homecoming Laugh Olympics competition can earn points for their organizations by donating at the blood drive, Scott said. Jarrett Jobe, UCO coordinator of Greek Life said, "Giving blood is important because of the services it provides, and it's a good way for students to get involved in homecoming." Scott said OBI is responsible for 100 percent of the blood products supplied to Edmond and all Oklahoma City area hospitals.

Residence Hall Association sponsors safe Halloween by Dara Lawless dl@thevistaonline.com UCO's Residence Hall Association (RHA) will sponsor Safe Trick-or-Treat for Edmond children from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, said Shai Rasmussen, RHA vice president and West Hall Council (WHC) social chair. "The whole point is to foster safety, convenience, and fun," Rasmussen said. West Hall, Murdaugh Hall, and the Suites will hand out candy to trick-ortreaters. RHA will provide maps of the campus to parents, she said. The junior women's

honor society, Tiaras, plans to guide children through the residences, she said. Rasmussen said freshmen women's honor society, Alpha Lambda Delta, will do face painting in the West Hall lobby. West Hall's decorating contest will make things festive, and WHC will match every bag of candy a resident buys for trick-ortreaters, she said. Emily Phipps, West Hall residence assistant, said Bhall will decorate with a Bat Cave theme. "A lot of my girls are getting involved. It's a good way to give back to the community," Phipps said.

Lindsay Stanford, political science freshman and West Hall resident, said, "I think it's awesome that kids have a safe place to go on the best holiday ever." Rasmussen said, "UCO is trying to reach out to the community of Edmond. This program fosters that." Approximately 100 to 150 children participated in Safe Trick-or-Treat in 2000, but numbers dwindled last . year, she said. Because of extra publicity, "this year we're expecting a lot more," she said. For more information about Safe Trick-or-Treat contact Shai Rasmussen at srasmussen@ucok.edu .

Thirteen Stars CD releasing new CD titled "Songs From the Musicbox" at The Green Door, Nov. 1. — Page 6

Grammy nominated Christian band to headline FCA concert. — Page 6


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OCTOBER 29, 2002

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he all American College education, well those living in West Hall may have been gaining a broader education than they bargained for. Streakers darting from room to room finally prompted tighter security in the girls' dorms. The college years may be a time to explore, experience and run around naked in the dorms; however, some students live on campus, not to live la vive loca, but to do well in school. Those naked boys should spend less time trying to impress the ladies and more time trying to impress their professors. And in the back of my mind I wonder why it had to come to this. There is a reason why there is a curfew, because some students have a hard time telling their friends to go home. Well, in this case some friends just need to go home.

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Mittens." Show up can also be used in a shortened form, "to show." "I was hoping you'd show last night," means I was hoping you would come last night. Usually, if the verb is followed by a prepositional phrase, you use "show up." Example: "I knew he wouldn't show up for my wedding." Where as "show" is used when there is no following prepositional phrase: "I don't plan to show." Show up and show aren't usually used at the beginning of the sentence. Drop by — "If you get the chance, drop by," or "Don't be

afraid to drop by, even when I'm not here." Unlike "show" and "show up," "drop by" can be used at any point in the sentence. "Drop by my place and we can play some video games." "Drop in" is a variant of "drop by" that's usually used when referring to places other than the current location of the speaker. "Drop in at the supermarket and grab some milk, ok?" means go to the supermarket. "Mind if I drop in?" means mind if I come to where you are? Also, used similarly are the phrases "stop by" and "stop in." They mean exactly the same thing as their "drop by" and "drop in" counterparts. "I'm going to stop in and pick up those CD's.I left over there," means I'm going to go to where you are and get the CD's I left there. "Stop in at that hotel up there. They have vibrating beds." Words that mean the same thing as "to stay": Hang out — "Mind if I hang out over here? I don't want to go home to my wife," means may I stay here? Another example is, "I'm out of weed, but if you hang out for a second, I'll call my drug dealer." "Hang out" actually has many applications, as in this example, where "hang out" means to spend time together. "Let's hang out together at that rave Friday," or "If you keep hanging out with those gang members, you're going to get shot." Chill — "Come on in, man. Chill for a while," means, come in and stay for a while. Another example, "I was chilling in the bushes, waiting for the squad car to move on," means I was waiting in the bushes for the police car to move on. Unlike "hang out," "chill" can be used for inanimate objects: "The boulder was chilling overhead, just waiting for an earthquake to knock it loose." The

phrase "just chilling" can be used to emphasize the fact that a person or object is remaining somewhere. "He left his gun just chilling on • the coffee table where any of the kids could have found it," or, "Why's your girlfriend just chilling on the street corner dressed like that?" Stick around — this phrase usually carries the impression that the person using it doesn't really want to stay. "I guess I'll stick around for the wet T-shirt contest," means the speaker doesn't really want to stay, but will. "Stick around" can also be used as part of a less direct request for someone to stay for a while. "Come on, stick around for a while. I haven't seen you all sumrner," means don't leave. Words that mean the same thing as "to leave": Bounce — "I'm gonna-boUnce," means I'm leaving. This can also come in the form, "bounce out." "Craig bounced out a few minutes ago. He'll be back soon with food." "Bounce on me" is used when referring to a person other than oneself: "My date bounced on me while I was all cramped up in the bathroom. Oh, the joys of constipation." Head out — "He's going to head out in a second," means he is

about to leave. Jet – "I'm gonna jet," means I'm leaving. "My boyfriend is going to jet on me. I just know it," means he's going to leave me. Because of its awkward pronunciation, "jet" is almost never used in past tense or progressive tense. Instead, the speaker will modify his or her grammar. For past tense, we would say, "I was about to jet." For progressive tense, people usually say, "I'm about to jet," or just use a different word or phrase like, "I'm on my way out."

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Liberal Arts Department advises students by Summer Pratt sp@thevistaonline.com The College of Liberal Arts will hold Advising Days from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29 and 30 in the Liberal Arts Building Lobby. Dr. Theresa Vaughan, assistant professor of humanities and philosophy, said students may speak with professors about majors, minors and course selection at tables staffed by professors from most Liberal Arts Departments. "We'd like students to have more faculty contact and guidance in the liberal arts majors and minors," Vaughn said. Vaughan said class schedules should come out Oct. 25. She said if the schedules weren't available for distribution during Advising Days, people may go to UConnect to view the spring

schedule. Dr. Loren Gatch, assistant professor of political science, said this is the second year for Advising Days, which takes place once a semester shortly before enrollment. Vaughn said Advising Days serve two purposes — to help students who are liberal arts majors and minors decide what classes they need to take and to give basic information to students who are interested in liberal arts programs but haven't declared a major or minor. Vaughn said it would be helpful if students brought a list of courses they'd taken and what classes they'd like to take. Advising Days is not required and students don't need an appointment, she said. Classes won't be dismissed but Vaughn said students may stop by

between classes. Gatch said Advising Days is the Liberal Arts Department's attempt to provide information to students by using festive decorations and giving out candy to get their attention. "It gives students an extra opportunity to become familiar with what Liberal Arts are all about," Gatch said. Dr. Deborah Israel, English lecturer, said she is in the process of signing up English professors for Advising Days. "Hopefully we'll have one professor for each department," she said. Israel said Advising Days is a good time for studen's to get help planning for the spring schedule. "It helps to focus you so you can complete your studies in a timely fashion."

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from page 1 Oklahoma for at least two years after graduating. The remainder would go toward development of marketing materials for recruiting new students to special education programs. Kearns said she will find out in January whether the state department has approved her grant. Professors have also begun a campaign to canvas the state with informational fliers to draw attention to UCO's Special Education program. Last year the Special Education program sent out 700 letters to schools and individuals, Kearns said. Last year special education students put together an informational video. Kearns said if her grant passes, they will put together another more-current video

Education Department are not trying steal students from other realms of education but instead to get them dual-certified, Spigner said. Their current incentives revolve around the idea that future teachers would like to be more knowledgeable and versatile — and thus as marketable as possible. Spigner cited students in fields like health and kinesiology and early childhood development as potential candidates for dual certification. Kearns wrote and submitted a grant that, if passed, would allocate $115,000 in state dollars over a 30 month period. About half the money would be used to pay tuition for students willing to teach special education in

and use it when visiting high schools. Spigner said currently special education students must go through three standardized tests, student teaching, and a one-year residence to be qualified for practice in Oklahoma. Though the larger salaries and benefit packages of other states may be partially to blame for teacher migration, Spigner said the situation is not that simple and that other phenomenon are at work. Teachers don't go into the field for the money, Spigner said. You want to teach because you love your students and you love what you do."

Money Manager, from page 1 have similar positions. The student activity fee account manager's office is in

doing the accounting at the meetings and submitting budgets, Gage said. Almgren will also update the application forms, which will be requiring more information, Gage said. If student organizations are close to overspending, Almgren will notify them. If student organizations have questions about how to establish an account, or if they are wondering what to do with money from fundraisers, Almgren can help, Gage said. J.P. Jordan, UCOSA president, said, "It gives us a name to get the information from where organizations get their budgets and it will help student organizations access their accounts." Jordan said UCOSA vice president 'Chad Dimmick has met with Almgren. "I'll schedule a meeting with her as soon as I can," Jordan said. Gage said other universities

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Journalism reunion scheduled for Homecoming The reunion of UCO journalism alumni is being held from 5: 30 p.m. — 7:00 p.m., Nov. 2 in the Nigh University Center Heritage Room. "I started the reunion at my house in the 1970's," said Dr. Reba Collins, former journalism professor and master of ceremonies at the journalism reunion. Lisa Antonelli, director of the office of alumni relations, said the event is a chance for all UCO

journalism graduates and former Vista and Bronze Book staff to get together. Collins said, "we mainly just visit, and we sure like to visit." There are graduates from as far back as the 1940's who attend the reunion, and everyone shares the experiences they have had, Collins said. She said in the past, everyone got together to talk and "relive the good or days." She expects the same from this year's reunion.

Collins, though retired, still keeps up with her former students. "I even write articles for one of them," she said. Antonelli said there will be yearbooks at the reunion and definite tall tales to be told. "From the Alumni Association point of view, it's wonderful to be able to get together with other journalism graduates," Antonelli said. "There is a special bond."

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Rhodes scholar who inspired a civil rights movement in Boston said since the 1960s, few improvements have been made in most inner city public schools, including one in Oklahoma City. Best-selling author Jonathan Kozol said an event during the summer of '64 fueled his passion for teaching and children. Kozol, a Harvard graduate undecided about his future, heard the news that three young social activists from northern states had disappeared after visiting a church in the small town of Philadelphia, Mississippi. The activists were in Mississippi to help register black voters in order to set up Freedom Schools in churches. Following an extensive search, the bodies of two white young men and one black young man were found in the mud beneath a dam near Philadelphia. Members of the Ku Klux Klan had murdered them. The KKK had silently lynched black people for years, Kozol said. This time, there were white victims. And the case drew national attention. "That event changed my life forever," Kozol said. Not long afterward, Kozol was in Harvard Square where he boarded a subway. At one end of the line was Harvard, at the other the black community of Boston. Something compelled him to visit a place he had never been to previously, he said. He said he got off the subway and walked to one of the great black churches where he spoke to

"I sort of stumbled into histo- for one night to join the struggle." ry by mistake," Kozol said. Kozol said seeing his parents One night, 400 parents that way gave attended a meethim courage that ing, he said. "You look around the still sustains him Kozol reluctantly room, you look into the to this day. appeared before When he is the audience, faces of the children, if you which included dare look you look into feeling low, Kozol the head of the their eyes and try to tell said he often visBoston chapter yourself, 'This modernized, its the children in of the NAACP millennial apartheid is what a south Bronx But Kozol, influ- Martin Luther King and all neighborhood in enced by teary- our other martyrs died for." New York City. Two years ago eyed mothers in there were the audience, — Jonathon Kozol 11,000 children was too emoAuthor and Activist in the elementary tional to speak. schools. TwentyThe next day, i protestors staged a "sit-in" at the six of them were white, he said. "Two tenths of one percentschool, Kozol said. The following Monday they threatened to shut age point now mark the difference between legally enforced down the entire school system. "Now it was bigger than me as apartheid in the South of fifty it well should have been because years ago and socially and ecothey took this little issue and they nomically enforced apartheid in saw an opportunity to make a New York and most of our other poetic point that everybody would major cities today," Kozol said. "You look around the room, understand," Kozol said. ater, Kozol was about to you look into the faces of the chilparticipate in a march dren, if you dare look you look receiving attention into their eyes and try to tell yourfrom New York television sta- self, 'This modernized, millennial tions. He said he was afraid that apartheid is what Martin Luther his involvement would hurt his King and all our other martyrs mother and father. He didn't died for."' Last week, Kovol was at a New want them to be ashamed. Delayed by his feelings, he York City school named for King. arrived late and was walking up Out of 3,000 children, three were the hill toward the approaching white, he said. Many of the children in these schools suffer asthma marchers. The leader of the march was one of the black par- from toxic waste produced by industrial plants built in the inner ents, he said. "As I got within vision dis- cities inhabited by the powerless tance I just stopped and I started poor, he said. Kozol himself suffered for a to cry because on her left arm was my mother and on her right time from asthma, he said. Kozol said the annual cost for arm was my father," Kozol said. "They didn't call me. They each child he writes about, didn't complain. They came out including those at the Oklahoma

a minister. "Can I be of any use?" Kozol said. "Yes, you can young man," the reverend said. "All the racism in America isn't buried in Mississippi. We have it right here." Kozol received some instruction and began teaching at a school run by the church. It didn't take long for him to fall in love with the children, he said. That September, he decided he did not want to return to the traditional world as his father desired and instead became a substitute teacher within the Boston public school system. "Nothing I've ever done was emotionally more demanding. In that year I came to respect teachers so much," Kozol said. At the end of the school year, Kozol said he was fired for reading in class a couple of poems written by a black author, Langston Hughes. He had noticed there was no black literature in the school's curriculum and bought the book. Kozol said some of his students took the book home and administrators got wind of the news. The school system thought Langston Hughes was "incendiary." He said any black author would have been incendiary during that era. "I wondered what would happen," Kozol said. "I was terrified. I felt like I had lost everything." Then mothers in the neighborhood began spreading the word about the reason behind the firing, Kozol said. At the time he didn't know just how popular Hughes was in black America. FONTI

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Tuesday The UCO Catholic Student Center will hold a rosary at 12:30 p.m. at 321 E. Clegern Ave. Rosaries will be provided if needed. For more information, call Carl Erickson 341-6300. The UCO Catholic Student Center will have Café Scriptura at 7:25 p.m. at 321 E. Clegern Ave. This is a coffeehouse with a Scripture study. For more information, call Carl Erickson at 341-6300. The UCO Swing Dance Club will meet for free lessons and dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 202 of the Nigh University Center. For more information, call Danny at 974-6219.

Wednesday The UCO Catholic Student Center will have a Defense Luncheon at 12:05 p.m. at 321 East Clegern Ave. This is a luncheon with a lesson on how to defend the faith. For more information, call Carl Erickson at 341-6300. The Asian American Student Association is having a Homecoming Halloween Party from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. in the Nigh University Center Ballroom A. There will be a costume contest. It is free for UCO students. The cost is $5 for non-students. For more information, call Tray-C Duong at 922-4227 or Jinny Chen at 3262705. Thursday The UCO Catholic Student Center will hold Holy Mass at 7:30 p.m. at 321 E. Clegern Ave. For more information, call Carl Erickson at 3416300. The Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) is holding free conversational English and American culture classes. All international students are welcome to attend the weekly classes at the BCM on the corner of University and Main. Classes are offered Mondays at 3 p.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., and Fridays at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call Holly Irwin at 341-1232.

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Fears is a candidate for the death penalty in Oklahoma, but Barker-Harrold said prosecutors haven't decided if they will seek it. Authorities hadn't determined a motive for the Saturday rampage, but police said they believed Fears became angry when a neighbor scolded him for driving recklessly in the middle-class neighborhood. "A man got onto him for driving erratically because he said he almost hit some kids," Koch said. Some people in Sallisaw wondered if Fears was mimicking the sniper attacks in the Washington area. "I think it's a copy cat thing," said Camellia Conley, an employee at the Blue Ribbon Motor Inn in Sallisaw. "He's been a rebel without a cause. He was always a loner, and always wore a black trench coat." Koch said such speculation was premature. "There's no indication from our suspect or from any part of our investigation to indicate that this shooting is in anyway related to the sniper shootings in Washington D.C," she said.

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pulled out a copy of Wizard Magazine, the comic connoisseur's holy book. "Here they are," he said, pointing out the characters as he named them. He gently turned the glossy pages of the books, reading about the 25 biggest events in the last 10 years of comics. George Francis, owner and operator of the Ultimate Heroes Comic Shop on 1316 N. Kelley Avenue, said there are several major players in the comic book industry. "The big players are DC and Marvel. It's a toss-up for third place between Image and Dark Horse," he said. Osborn said, ''DC and Marvel have the big superhero comics." Marvel Comics produces XMen, Spiderman, Wolverine, CaFifain America, the Incredible Hulk and Daredevil. DC Comics produces Batman, Superman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman. Francis said, "Image is composed of independent artists. Their big character was Spawn. Dark Horse does a lot of darker stuff; more Anime style."

through the comics," he said. Comic addicts all give different reasons for their problem. "Everyone who starts reading starts because of the art. The stylized drawing lures people in - the characters in spandex, the tight clothes the girls with big breasts," Osborn said. Powell was also entranced by the art. "I loved to draw as a kid. The art keeps me reading today. I love the Japanese Anime style," he said. Berlin and Hughes disagree. For the men of New World Comics, the writing sells a comic. "The art looks cool, but the writing is what attracts me," Berlin said. Hughes said, "If there is not a good story, I don't care how good the art is. Sure, the art will catch my eye first, but there has to be a good story to keep my attention." A new spark has grabbed the attention of the next generation of comic book collectors. Movies based on comics are being released right and left. Merchandise is being marketed. New and improved versions of comics are being issued with flashy covers. Comics are sneaking into society at large. So, if by chance you awaken one morning to find a large American flag on your chest, don't worry — Captain America had one too.

Meridian in Oklaho ima City, said comics today are geared more towards adults. "That's one of the trends — they are starting to use more nudity, profanity and violence. But there are still some sweet little kid stories," he said. Berlin has been a collector since age seven. "The first Batman movie and seeing comics in the grocery stores sparked my interest. Now, it really is like an addiction," he said. Berlin defends his dependency on comic books with an interesting argument. "Reading each story, you learn different life skills. If the book is set in Chile, then the reader learns all about Chile. They can be informative as well as entertaining." Jon Hughes, employee at New World Comics and 26-year comic devotee, says comic books also provide an escape. "It's the heroic element. We're brought up to be heroes — whether it be a sports hero or President of the United States," he said, bouncing lightly on his feet. Wes Powell, UCO graphic design junior and comic reader since age twelve, agreed. "I can't go be a super hero, but I can read about it. You can live out your childhood fantasies

Poll finds support for liquor, tobacco tax TULSA, Okla. (AP) Taxing liquor and tobacco and cutting wasteful spending are the most popular ideas for easing the Oklahoma's financial crisis, according to a poll from the Tulsa World. Laying off state employees and cutting education and health funds got the least support. Al Soltow, director of research at the University of Tulsa, said 77 percent of the poll's participants wanted government waste targeted but could not agree on where the waste was. Nineteen percent said state transportation costs could be cut, while 18 percent cited prisons and another 18 percent cited social services. A so-called sin tax on beer, cigarettes and similar products drew favorable responses from more than 77 percent. A majority 58 percent said gasoline and fuel taxes should not go up. The idea got a favor-

able response from 38 percent and 4 percent expressed no opinion. Seventy-seven percent said no to an income tax increase and 67 percent frowned on a sales tax increase. The Tulsa World-sponsored telephone survey of 750 Oklahomans was conducted Oct. 9 though Oct. 14 by Consumer Logic. The poll has a margin-of-error rate of plus or minus 3.5 percent. Laying off state employees got a negative response from 58 percent and Soltow said most of that came from in and around Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Soltow said employee layoffs, especially in the Oklahoma City area, could hurt businesses. Ninety-one percent said the state shouldn't cut health benefits for the poor and the elderly and 88 percent said they oppose cuts in education. Cutting welfare benefits for the poor and elderly got a no from 87 percent in the poll.

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Thirteen Stars releases new CD at the Green Door Nov. 1 by Timber Massey tm@thevistaonline.com Thirteen Stars will hold a CD release party at 9 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the Green Door said Jason Deal, UCO journalism junior and lead guitarist for the band. The new album, entitled "Songs from the Musicbox," will be Thirteen Stars second full-

length album since their formation in June of 1998. "We started recording the album in June, doing most of the tracks at our friend's studio," Deal said. "The title of the album came about because one of the places that we recorded was called the Musicbox and that gave us a theme for the record."

Other members of Thirteen Stars are of Scott Starns on vocals/ guitar, Annatomik on bass, and Sean Miller on drums. Deal joined Thirteen Stars in October after answering an online ad for a guitarist. He stepped up as lead guitarist in May. Miller joined the band in November after their drummer, John London, left the band. Starns said, "When Sean joined the band it changed everything because we began to focus more seriously on our music. Sean and I played in a band when we were in high school, so we feel very comfortable performing together." Deal said bands like Radiohead, The Flaming Lips, and Jeff Buckley have largely influenced him. He said a lot of people have compared their sound to the likes of Flickerstick and Sunny Day Real Estate, although he would rather remain in a category of their own. "We would really like to say that we don?t sound like any other bands out there," said Deal. "But sometimes that makes things difficult because people like to associate your band with bands they recognize." Thirteen Stars will be performing with S-Foil, from Springfield, and Majestic Beast, from Oklahoma City. Their new album will be available at Randy's M&M in Edmond or online at vvww.13stars.net .

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In conjunction with Homecoming the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will host a free concert at 8 p.m. on Oct. 29 on the Hamilton Field House lawn. Terry Long, business management senior and FCA President, said, "We have raised almost $9,000 from members of the Edmond community who supported us in hosting the concert. It just goes to show that if you have a vision people will be behind you to support you all the way." Switchfoot, a Christian rock band from San Diego, will headline the concert with opening band Veehr, from Oklahoma City. Switchfoot was nominated for a Grammy and recorded the majority of the songs for the movie A Walk to Remember. Their single, "A New Way to be Human," was the number one Christian and modern rock song of 1999. Jennifer Garrett, public relations/ treasurer of the FCA, said, "I spoke to one of the deejays from the Christian radio station 90.9 and she was ecstatic that we were able to get a band of this caliber to perform in Oklahoma, yet alone at UCO." Long said, "A band as high Larceny quality as October 7, 12:00 p.m. Switchfoot can A resident of Murdaugh Hall reportdo nothing but ed theft of money on two different bring positive exposure to the occasions from Oct. 5 to Oct. 7. UCO campus. We would like to Vandalism show that UCO October 7, 1:20 p.m. is a place where A student reported her ex-boyfriend students can vandalized her car in the church come and be a parking lot near University and part of something big." Hurd Streets. Gii rrett said Switchfoot was primarily a

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The Central Oklahoma football team had fun on Saturday, destroying Bacone 56-21 at a watered down Wantland Stadium. It was like old times with star Dee Dee Carter catching seven passes for a school-record 246 yards and one touchdown. That was just part of a 647yard pounding that carried UCO to the big win. Carter, back to his old tricks, scored on an 85-yard pass, the fourth-longest TD reception in school history. He also set a school record for career receiving yards with 2,321. Quarterback Erick Johnson had his best game by far, completing 22 passes for 420 yards, the third-best single-game performance at UCO, and had two TD passes. The 647 total yards was the second-best single-game output in school history. It was also the highest-scoring game for the Bronchos since a

up 399 yards, the defense still was impressive. UCO turned in five interceptions, including two by cornerback Vince Hall. Johnson hit Carter for 56 yards on UCO's first offensive play of the game. Two plays later Derrick Camacho went 19-yards for the early touchdown. A three-run touchdown run by Tarik Abdullah and Anthony Byrd's 32-yard interception return staked the Bronchos to a 21-0 first-quarter lead. Carter hauled in his 85-yard TD pass midway through the second half as UCO took a 28-7 halftime lead. Abdullah had a 26-yard scoring dash around the left side

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DENTAL PLAN $11.95 per month single; $19.95 family. No deductibles, no claim forms. Includes Vision, RX and chiropractic plans. Affordable health and life plans also. Call Michelle at 340-4998. RENTERS- Get $10,000 coverage for $17$22 per month! Great auto rates for good students too. Call Michelle at 340-4998 for free quote. DO YOU WANT to speak Spanish? Take conversation classes for only $20/hr. Hurry, call and make your appointment! Lisette, 974-6104. ***ASAP TYPING*** Near campus. Type & edit term papers, writing/editing/research assistance available, ALL formats:APA, ASR, MLA, Turabian, etc. Resumes, manuscripts, novels, theses, database mgmt., or any other computer generated production. A professional service. 330-8973

"Afraid of the Dark?" a nocturnal hike, is Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Martin Nature Park, 5000 W. Memorial Rd. Admission is $1 and reservations are required. For reservations call 755-0676. The 18th Annual Bricktown

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FIRST CHRISTIAN Church (Disciples of Christ) in Guthrie, OK is seeking a dynamic Director of Youth Ministries. Minimum of 2 years experience in youth ministry or relat-

TRAVEL

NO PETS! Located near UCO, 1217 N Roosevelt, $340/mo plus deposit, 3419651.

SPRING BREAK 2003 W/STS America's #1 Student Tour Operator. Sell trips, earn cash, travel free.

graduate course work required. Hrs and

HOUSE FOR RENT, located off Coletrane

1-800-648-4849 or

compensation package negotiable. Musical

at 733 Stonepoint Rd. Two bed, two full

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aptitude/technological proficiency a plus.

baths, 2-car garage. Stove, refrigerator &

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dishwasher furnished. $650/mo w/$500

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Committee, 402 E Noble Ave, Guthrie, OK

deposit, 341-4748.

break prices! South Padre, Cancun,

THE EDMOND Public Schools Transportation Dept is in NEED of SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS. Free CDL training. Starting pay $8.44/hr, min 4 hrs/day. Must have application on file one week before next scheduled class in order to obtain necessary forms. Classes run Mon-Thurs, and you must attend all four nights. CALL 340-2962 for class time and place.

Mardigras. TRAVEL FREE, Reps Needed,

EARN EXTRA CASH for the holidays from

Female student, all bills paid (except phone

$10.00 to $1600 in 2 weeks! Christmas is

& cable). Call Glen at 787-6880, C-590-

EARN $$$. Group Discounts for 6+. 1-

just around the corner. Start nowt Call

1086 or Linda at 340-7623, C-590-1087.

Lashenda at 285-6113. PT/FT SALES position open in insurance at 843-3737.

and cashiers. Great pay and opportunity for advancement. Call 844-8084.

NEED SOMEONE for information gather-

training provided. 359-1696 or 922-4032. ***LOVE TO PARTY?***

FOR SALE

1991 ACURA Legend, $2995, needs TLC. 844-AUTO

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ing in insurance industry. No selling! Flexible hours, mostly evenings. Call Ryan

VISUALLY IMPAIRED

mileage, $750, 359-9471.

errands. If you need extra cash and a flexi-

CASH FOR BOOKS ARCHIVES BOOKS 1914 E 2nd St, Edmond

basis. Must have an excellent driving

348-6800

record and be willing and able to pull a

sage.

MUM

RoommATEs,,'

ONE OR TWO clean housemates needed

PT ADVERTISING sales associate want-

to share large three bedroom house. Five minutes from UCO. Quiet neighborhood.

experience. Need good communication skills. NW OKC location. Call 943-9693,

ed. Advertising & Mkt students preferred;

$350/mo, bills included. Must make rent

however, applicants with previous sales

with ease. Cody at 330-4755.

ask for Niki or Steve.

experience will be considered. Candidates must be well organized and self-motivated.

ROOMMATE WANTED for 4 bedroom

BUSY REAL ESTATE office now taking applications for receptionist 1:30-5:30 M-F

Pay is based on commission + bonuses.

house, 1 mile from UCO campus, $200/mo + 1/4 bills. Call 341-5388.

w/occasional weekend shifts. Fax resume to 330-2627, attn: Sharon.

For an interview, please call 990-8084, leave message.

ECKERD PHARMACY in Bryant Square is seeking PT pharmacy clerk. For more info, call 348-7982. LOOKING for nursery worker Sundays 9:30am-12:30pm, other times as available. Call Kathy at United Methodist Church, 341-0107.

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FEMALE CHRISTIAN roommate needed to share large house 10 to 15 min. from

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UCO. For more information call 848-2522

1 & 2 BEDROOM APTS, Duplexes &

or 412-7696.

N Kennedy, Edmond (Across from UCO),

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SEWING MACHINE, used, inexpensive,

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WINTER & SPRING BREAK

Panama City Beach • South Padre Island • Vail Steamboat • Daytona Beach. Breckenridge

hotel, FREE food, FREE drinks and 150% lowest price guarantee! REPS WANTED!

moting StudentCity.com . Call 1-800-2931445 or email

sales @ studentcity.com today.

ARE MIGRAINE HEADACHES INTERRUPTING YOUR LIFE? If you are: • between the ages of 18 and 65 • being treated for migraine headaches • or believe you have migraine headaches You could be eligible to participate in a study of an investigational medication at the OU MEDICAL CENTER directed by researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

but serviceable. Call Andy at 359-2811.

FRATERNITIES SORORITIES • CLUBS STUDENT GROUPS Earn $1000-$2000 this semester with a proven CampusFundraiser 3-hour fundraising event. Our programs make fundraising easy with no risks. Fundraising dates are filling quickly, so get with the program! It works. Contact CampusFundraiser at (888) 923-3238, or visit www.campusfundraiser.com

Bible Study University Center Room 318

For more information or to find out how to participate, call 271-4658, ext. 2 or 3.

Townhomes, Kennedy Place Apts, 1010

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> FFEE Happy Hours

BOOKS

PT DRIVER needed on an occasional

fessional dress, experience not required but preferred. Salary commensurate with

PACKAGES I NCI:UDE: > Lodging

and more! Packages include airfare, 7 nts

extra cash and bonus prizes just for pro-

pay, will train. Call 879-9900.

PT RECEPTIONIST needed 10-3 M-F, pro-

Bahamas, Mazatlan, Acapulco, Jamaica

2 FREE trips and VIP treatment! Also earn

portation to and from work and occasional

is negotiable. Call 990-8084, leave mes-

SPRING BREAK '03 with StudentCity.com! The ultimate vacation in Cancun,

Financing & Warranties available 1994 SR-50 Honda scooter. Great gas

small trailer or hitch-mount bike carrier. Pay

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dependable PT drivers to assist w/trans-

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cafeteria workers. Shifts vary from 3-6 hrs/day. Apply at 1216 S Rankin or call 340-

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HELP WANTED at Edmond Schools for

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FAST LANES Supercenter of Edmond is now hiring carwash attendants, lube techs,

EDMOND FAMILY needs aide for boy with

or 1-800-787-3787 for details.

3 to 7 NIGHTS!

APT FOR RENT-1/2 block off campus.

office. Flexible hours. Great pay! Call Ryan

autism, evenings and weekends. Special Ed or Speech Path major preferred. Excellent English required. Professional

Information/reservations

73044.

SPRING BREAK 2003 is now sponsored by Student Express! Cancun, Acapulco, Mazatlan, Jamaica, Bahamas, S Padre, Las Vegas, Florida, and Ibiza. Book early and get FREE meals! Student Express sponsors the BEST parties and is now hiring salaried salespeople, campus reps, and on-site staff. Contact

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TRAINEES NEEDED -

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Every Tuesday 1 p.m.

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Confidentiality laws limit public searches for foster children

Haunted Warehouse runs through Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. at 101 E. California. Admission is $10. For more information call 236-4143. Theater Stage Center presents "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" Nov. 6-10. Performances are at Stage Center, 400 W. Sheridan. For more information call 270-4801. The 2002-2003 Celebrity Attractions features "The Music Man," Nov. 12-17; "Cats" Jan. 14-19; "Cinderella" April 1-6; "The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?" May 13-18. All shows are in the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 North Walker. For more information call 1-800-8691451.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) About 103 Oklahoma foster children are missing, The Sunday Oklahoman reports in a copyright story, and confidentiality laws prevent searchers from asking the public for help. Amber Alert searches or fliers with the missing child's picture are out of the question. The parents of one boy missing since 1994 say a public plea for help might have made a difference. Six-year-old Michael Anthony Hughes was abducted at gunpoint from his school by the commonlaw husband of his mother.

Franklin Delano Floyd was later convicted in the case and sentenced to 52 years in prison. Earlier this month a Florida jury sentenced Floyd, 59, to die for killing a striptease dancer five years before Michael's disappearance. But the boy remains missing and Floyd has told conflicting stories about what happened to Michael. Foster parents Merle and Ernest Bean of Choctaw told The Oklahoman they were prevented by law from discussing the disappearance with anyone and weren't

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told about it until five hours after it happened. "If we could have spoken out, given a description of Floyd and told people what Michael was wearing, done something in the first 24 hours, I feel like he would have been found," said Merle Bean. The Beans had started adoption proceedings for the boy when he vanished. Michael had lived with them four years. George Johnson, a spokesman for the Department of Human

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Carpenter Square presents, "Murder in Green Meadows" Oct. 18 - Nov. 9 at Stage Center, located at 400 W Sheridan in downtown Oklahoma City. Tickets are $10 and $12.50

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$250/day potential. Local positions. Call 1800-293-3985, ext 224.

Special Events

The Ford Center Monster Jam is at 8 p.m. Nov. 2 and 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Ford Center, 100 W. Reno. Tickets are $8-$20. For more information call 1800-511-1552.

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Campus Events The Omniplex will present, "Go Batty," an educational exhibit that investigates the habits of Oklahoma bats and their environment Oct. 1 31 at 2100 NE 52nd St. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $6.75 for seniors, $6 for youth and $5 for children, plus tax. For more information contact Beth Bussey at 602-3682.

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