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vol. 1 no. 5  10 November 2010

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the big yawn

Feeling slightly embarrassed at your obvious display of boredom, you look around at the room and notice almost every student, like a domino effect, is now following the same pattern. Contagious yawning happens so often in our everyday lives that following in the footsteps of another’s yawn has become instinctual for most people.

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thank you veterans

Sadly, November 11th comes and goes each year without much thought from most Americans. Many do not even realize that a holiday falls on this day. Of those who do, most do not understand the significance of the occasion.

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Find the Muse Contest

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an Archaeologist? Give it a try this Spring in

In every issue of muse, we hide Calliope, our logo inspiration and favorite muse, in one of our advertiser’s ads. Caliope may appear upside down, sideways, or much smaller than you might expect.

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Whether you’ve had experience on a newspaper or yearbook staff or you simply have an interest in journalism and related technology-based fields, our growing and friendly staff has a position for you! Contribute as a part-time stringer or earn credit for your work in JN219. For more information about scholarships and staff positions, contact Greg Jones at 205-652-3752.

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remember our heroes

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Sadly, November 11th comes and goes each year without much thought from most Americans. Many do not even realize that a holiday falls on this day. Of those who do, most do not understand the significance of the occasion. We celebrate our fallen warriors in May on Memorial Day, but this day in November is reserved to honor all who have served. We should take this opportunity to express our gratitude for those who answer the call to defend our nation jared jones because without them, we would have no nation to defend. As a veteran of five years in the United States Marines with two tours in Iraq, I can testify to the hardships endured by the members of our armed services, both in combat and stateside. Even when not deployed, service members spend more time away than at home. Training exercises call them away from their families for weeks on end. At home, the typical military work week consists of a minimum of 50 hours, and usually many more. Holidays and weekends are not guaranteed, but rather a rare treat. When not deployed, each unit is usually preparing for the next tour, which means even longer hours, more training, and less time for family. Military spouses and children also suffer. They know all too well that the day is coming when their husband, wife, father, or mother will be sent away for months, possibly never to return. Life in a combat zone is a world not possibly understood by those who have never experienced it. After a few weeks in theater, soldiers begin to view enemy fire as more of a nuisance than the agonizing terror it engenders the first few days in combat. A constant Spc. Brandon Rethmel prior to watch is kept for the his deployment to Afghanistan in unmistakable smoky 2009 contrails of pesky rockets and mortars that rain down death and destruction on a daily basis. Most shells fall harmlessly in the vast emptiness of the Iraqi desert, but the percussion and deafening blast of an occasional explosion too close for comfort brings the dangers of the battlefield back to reality. Kevlar helmets and body armor only intensify the grueling summer heat when temperatures approach

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130 degrees, but the discomfort is a necessary trade-off for the protection they offer. Sleep is a luxury that cannot be taken for granted. It is no wonder most Americans will not sacrifice their cushy lives for such dangers and discomforts. The men and women serving in our armed forces unselfishly volunteer to put their normal lives aside and endure these horrid conditions for the sake of the rest of us. The situation gets worse for many. The war on terror has claimed the lives of thousands of Americans. Soldiers are still dying every week. Others return home with debilitating injuries. How agonizing it must be for soldiers to come home missing arms or legs, unable to do the things they loved, or even to hold thier children they meet for the first time when they return home. I suppose these heroes can be considered lucky simply to be able to meet their children. Others are not so fortunate.

Lt. Gen. James D. Thurman, the Army's deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7 thanks Spc. Brandon Rethmel for his service and sacrifice after presenting him the Purple Heart during a ceremony Tuesday at Walter Reed. Rethmel was injured June 21, 2009 in Afghanistan. Physical injuries and disabilities are not the only concern. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects a great number of those returning from the battlefield, causing sever anxiety and depression and often leading to suicide or violent outbursts when soldiers are unable cope with the change of reverting back to normal civilized life. Many are unable to function even well enough to hold a modest job and support themselves and their families. Those who defend this nation know the risks, but still they answer the call and courageously throw themselves into harm's way for the sake of their country. Honoring them on just one day each year for what they do is not nearly enough, and it certainly is not too much to ask. American often take their military for granted until the time comes when our nation must be defended. The attacks on September 11th just over nine years ago brought our military back into the spotlight. Suddenly, patriotism soared, and the country was once again supportive of its troops. In times of peace, American soldiers are all but forgotten. They should remain in our thoughts at all times. It is because of them that we are free to enjoy the lives we know and love.

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where did the night go?

the devastating effects of light pollution Many forms of pollution currently threaten the health and lifestyles of Earth’s inhabitants. One of the most commonly overlooked contributors may come as a shock: light pollution. So, what is light pollution? Why should we even care? In short, light pollution refers to excess or misdirected artificial lighting escaping into the environment. This ambient light is emitted from streetlights, billboards, vehicle headlights, ericka reed buildings, and even homes. Since these "light producers" are usually found in areas of high population, it is no surprise that urban and suburban areas suffer the most from light pollution. This little known threat exists in four major forms – sky glow, glare, light trespass, and clutter. Sky glow occurs when excess light leaks into the atmosphere and causes the skyline to appear misty, eliminating person’s ability to clearly view the night sky. This is particularly irksome to astronomers because the hazy glow permits only the brightest stars to be seen. Poorly designed streetlights are a major source of this type of light pollution, especially those whose rays radiate in all directions instead of simply focusing on the ground below. Glare is an issue that almost everyone has encountered, especially while driving. Glare occurs when light from high intensity light sources shines into the eyes, dangerously obscuring vision. Many homes have outside lighting for decoration, increased visibility, or protection against burglars or night

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crawlers, such as raccoons. However, this type of light, known as "light trespass, can annoying to one's neighbors if it spills over into their yard. Perhaps the most unnecessary form of light pollution is known as light clutter. Advertising and building signs are the primary sources of this type of pollution, especially in highly commercialized cities, such as Las Vegas. Despite the ocular attraction of neon signs and scrolling marquees, these excessive lightings pose more of a threat than an advantage. Another important issue is the tremendous amount of energy wasted by misdirected and inappropriate lighting. On average, five to ten billion dollars worth of light energy escapes into the sky unused. This wasted energy is the equivalent of burning tons of coal and an equal number of barrels of oil. The usage of these fuels greatly contributes to the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The gasses are incredibly detrimental to the ozone layer and overall air quality. More importantly, light pollution has a negative effect on many species of wildlife, particularly nocturnal creatures active primarily during nighttime hours. For example, bright lighting discourages the hunting habits of animals that roam at night, resulting in starvation. Birds are also unsuspecting victims of light pollution. Intense lighting in urban areas may confuse birds. As a result, they often crash into various buildings and other tall structures. Approximately 98 million birds a year die

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from such collisions in North America alone. Even more alarming is the relationship between light pollution and cancer, which is produced by a reduction in the production of the growth hormone, melatonin. This chemical is responsible for controlling the amount of estrogen in the body. Too much estrogen greatly increases the risk of breast cancer and the occurrence of other estrogen induced tumors. Melatonin also inhibits the growth of prostate cancer cells. When the body is exposed to long periods or high levels of artificial lighting, melatonin is produced in lower amounts, which means the body is more susceptible to certain cancers and diseases. Although light pollution may sound like an issue invented by a tree-hugging fanatic, it has many real consequences. The first step towards solving any problem is increasing awareness. We cannot fix a problem if we do not know it exists. Light pollution should treated in similar fashion as more commonly known forms of pollutants, such as those present in air and water. Preventative measures can start at home, such as reducing bulb wattage to the minimum amount of light needed. The human eye has a remarkable ability to adjust to low levels of light. Another way to alleviate the harmful effects of light pollution is purchasing black-out curtains. These curtains prevent light from nearby streetlamps and houses from seeping into a room, thereby providing a better night’s rest. Citizens should strive to persuade their local legislature to replace old lightings with those that are more economically efficient. Effective measures to protect against light pollution will only arise when this unexpected pollutant is seen as a real threat.

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huebner presents the warrior image at uwa

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Dr. Andrew J Huebner is a professor of History at the University of Alabama. He has written The Warrior Image, which discusses the evolution of how America has viewed its soldiers throughout history with the impact of the media. Huebner explores all forms of media and art: painting, sculpture, poetry, propaganda, literature, film and television. He focuses primarily on the foot soldier from World War II through to Vietnam. In a lecture open to the public, Dr. Andrew Huebner will be speaking at the Bell Conference Center on Wednesday November 10th at 6pm. I urge you to attend this enlightening event that will expose the reasons behind our own perceptions of "The Warrior."

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The Julia Tutwiler Library offers students, faculty and staff access to a wide array of books, articles, and multi-media items. They are aware, however, that it is impossible to offer every item that the UWA family may need. Therefore, the Julia Tutwiler Library offers students, faculty and staff the option of Interlibrary Loans. Students can request unavailable items from other libraries nationwide. Students especially can benefit from this service by supplementing their research materials from UWA with items that may not have been available otherwise. Interlibrary loan requests can be filled out online or in person at the Circulation Desk of the Library. Many requests can be filled quickly; however, they ask that patrons allow at least seven days before expecting the loan to be received. They do not request textbooks or other required reading materials that have been assigned by UWA professors. The complete Interlibrary Loan policies can be found at http://www.uwa.edu/library/ libraryservices/ill/policy.aspx. For any questions, please contact Anna Bedsole at (205) 652-3842 or by email at abedsole@uwa.edu.

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The University of West Alabama’s John C. Hall will be featured in an upcoming presentation of the Mentone Area Arts Council Lecture Series. Scheduled for Friday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Moon Lake Library in Mentone, Ala. Hall, curator for the Black Belt Museum at UWA’s Center of the Study for the Black Belt, will portray William Bartram, sharing stories of the explorer’s travels through Alabama. Bartram was an artist and equally adept botanist whose friends included Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson. He is noted for his journey to the Alabama wilderness in 1713 when only a few scientists had John Hall seen the region in its undisturbed state. Bartram traveled the wilderness of Alabama for several years studying its lushness and natural appeal. He once wrote, “As for the trees I will forbear to describe them because it would seem to be incredible; let it suffice to mention that the cypress, ash, sycamore, yellow poplar, sweetgum, and others are by far the tallest, straightest, and in every way the most enormous that I have ever heard of… the canes grow here thirty or forty feet high, and as thick as a man’s arm.” Hall was recently honored by the Southern Environmental Law Center’s with its Phillip D. Reed Memorial Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment for his book, “Headwaters: A Journey on Alabama Rivers,” published by the University of Alabama Press.

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technology becomes obsolete weston stoler

Did you know that one day, you will not have the option of buying a paper ticket at the movies, that you will not be able to use a fax machine, or that rental movies will not even be in the minds of most people? This is the future of technology. People have been using these antequated technologies for far too long. Finally, there will be an upheavel of all these old age gizmos. Have you used a fax machine in the last five years? I thought not. Fax machines have been a fixture in the business world for a very long time, but actually, they became outdated 15 years ago. Now with the invention of the internet and email, the old fax machine has seen its last days. Another invention that is in the "outbox" of society is the calculator. With the exception of the scientific calculator, it is a wonder that there is still a market for these things. Modern technology like the cell phone, laptop, iPhone, personal computer, tablets, and more, has practically rendered the calculator obsolete. Lastly, the one thing you should not even rent, let alone buy, is a traditionally printed book. Because libraries have been a common feature in neighborhoods across the United States ever since Benjamin Franklin started the first lending library in Philadelphia, most older people still consider physical books a necessity. Our generation, however, is much less likely to visit the library, thanks to the popularity of Amazon's Kindle and Barnes and Noble's NOOKcolor. The fact that Amazon sold more digital books than paper books this past year spells the doom of Guttenburg technology. The next time you go shopping, do not feel compelled to buy an old-fashioned electronic gadget simply because it is available. Instead, save your money and buy things that will actually change your life.

Sixty-nine years or 500 miles still would not deter alumni from returning to Livingston. In 1995, UWA, then Livingston University, hosted an Alumni Camp for 16 alumni including one who graduated in 1926 and one who traveled from DeSoto, Missouri to be there. During the two day camp, the alumni stayed in Stickney Hall and attended classes and activities specially geared towards them. Classes offered covered such topics as estate planning, vacation plans, chair aerobics, and the Silver-Haired Legislature. Activities planned for the group included swimming, fishing, golfing and bingo.

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the infinite cycle of yawning Inevitably, a dull and dreary Monday morning creeps around once again. After exactly three hours of sleep, you head to your boring teacher’s class to endure yet another day. As the mind-numbing lecture drones on, a classmate lets out an over-the-top yawn. Instinctively, you feel the natural urge to do the same. Unable to stop yourself, you let out an equally dramatic yawn. Feeling slightly embarrassed at your obvious display of boredom, you look around at the room and notice almost every student, like a domino effect, is now following the same pattern. Contagious yawning happens so often in our everyday lives that following in the footsteps of another’s yawn has become instinctual for most people.

We discover from these classroom experiences that yawns are about as contagious as a winter cold. Therefore, these circumstances leads to the ultimate question . . . why is yawning so contagious? Some would answer this question by saying students need more rest or make a remark about continuous late night party habits. Most would reply that they just hate morning classes. There are numerous reasons about why people, especially college students, tend to yawn. However, how can one harmless yawn in a room full of people cause the pattern to bounce from one person to the next, even when a person shows no sign of being tired? One prominent theory claims that people yawn to get more oxygen into their systems. Yawns are contagious because people in the same area are competing for fresh air. Several years ago, Dr. William Broughton, director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the University of South Alabama Knollwood Hospital, conducted research on this very topic. Broughton agreed with claims of yawning being contagious: “The action of a mouth opening is not what compels others to yawn. Studies have demonstrated that showing someone a photo of a wide-open mouth does not induce a yawn. Someone holding a hand over their mouth while yawning doesn’t prevent it from being contagious.” However, Dr. Robert Provine, a neuroscientist and professor of psychobiology at the University of Maryland, disagrees. To support his argument, Provine conducted an experiment where he pumped his subjects full of pure oxygen. Surprisingly, none of the subjects in the

trial yawned any more or any less than usual. Provine demonstrated that yawning does not completely depend on the amount of oxygen. This discovery disputes the role that respiration seems to play in contagious yawning. The latest scientific theory anetta intertwines patterson empathy with contagious yawning. Empathy allows individuals to understand others’ feelings and emotions, allowing people to connect on a psychological level with others. Nevertheless, the exact cause of the contagious yawn is not yet proven. One fact is clear ; one yawn can prompt a sequence of yawns. So the next time you’re sitting in that dreaded morning class and waiting on lecture to begin, don’t be surprised if you too are caught up in a series of endless yawns.

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non-trads take a seat As they walk across campus, it often takes longer to get where they are going. If the elevator is not working, it takes even longer to get up the steps. But these students are the ones in the classroom before the professor, sitting up front with their books open, ready to take notes. This is not the twenty year old who makes all A's; these nontraditional students work so hard to get a good grade while they work a full time job and juggle their family and other duties. Non-traditional students, thirty years old and connie older, have james returned to college after dropping out to work, get married or both. Many years and jobs later, they find it hard to support their family on the jobs they have had, or they find themselves without a job due to shutdowns and layoffs and have the opportunity they never had when they were younger. Workers who are downsized or are laid off due to their company closing are eligible for special programs and government grants to help with expenses, allowing students who never had the opportunity to attend college to get a degree and get a good job in a field they enjoy. With companies closing everywhere, it is hard to find a job and even harder to find a good job. In our part of Alabama, the average household income is under $25,000 a year. Minimum wage remains $7.25 an hour. If someone loses a job and can draw unemployment, he gets about half what he makes for a week's salary. If, on the other hand, he quits a job or

becomes sick and cannot work, he gets nothing. In addition, good jobs are hard to come by for even college graduates, many of whom make $40,000 or less a year. These figures show that those workers fortunate enough to have a job are not making enough to pay bills and save money. The University of West Alabama is the nearest four-year college for one hundred miles and has a lower tuition than the next nearest college. This makes UWA the best value for getting a college degree in west Alabama. Many non-trads are taking healthcare courses or getting teaching degrees, two fields always in need of welltrained workers. UWA has 1757 undergraduates of which 149, or eight percent, are over the age of 30. There are 504 graduate students on campus this fall and 292 or fifty-seven percent are over 30. And to look farther, of the 198 graduating in 2009-2010 with a Baccalaureate Degree, 32 or sixteen percent were over 30 years of age. And of the 859 students who graduated with a Master's Degree in 2009-2010, 653 or seventy six percent were over 30. These graduation figures include online and on-campus students according to Patricia Pratt, Assistant to the Provost and Director of Institutional Effectiveness. The nationally recognized Pinnacle honor society is made up of non-traditional students and rewards them as they work to complete their degrees. Non-traditional students who are in their junior year and have a 3.00 GPA are invited to join this prestigious society. Whether that older person in your class is just here to take a few classes or get a masters degree in the field of study they have worked in for many years, the non-traditional student is here to stay.

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Who has time to be sick? I sure don’t. But like clockwork, the weather turned chilly, and I turned ill. My first thought: Oh no! I have two papers, a test, and a lab practical this week! I do not have time to be sick, much less time to take a trip to the doctor, so I began to wonder how I could prevent myself from having to partake in the dreaded doctor visit and the inevitable round of antibiotics. I decided to do a little research to find out what helps to ward off wintertime crud. What I found was a segment on the Today Show: “5 Way to Fend Off a Cold.” Dr. Keri Peterson gave some great tips to go along with what our moms have been telling us since we arrived on campus: 1. Lather Up! – Washing your hands is vitally important. Most of us live in dorms and are surrounded by germs. Do you know how many dirty hands have touched the keyboard in the computer lab? Make sure you are washing properly. Don’t dry your hands out by over-washing, and dry your hands with paper towels when available. When they’re not, reach for your hand sanitizer. 2. Zzzzzzz – Ever catch yourself nodding off in the middle of lecture? Did you know that those all nighters could be lending a hand to those creepy little viruses ready to wreak havoc on your body? A lack of sleep will suppress your immune system rendering your body susceptible to the flu virus and other parasites waiting to invade. 3. Eat Yogurt – I love yogurt! Therefore, I was very pleased when I found out there were things in yogurt, specifically probiotics, which can help prevent illness. Probiotics boost the number of white blood cells, which fights infections, and the cells that kill bacteria. So do yourself a favor, and stop by Tiger Alley and grab a cup. 4. Take Your Vitamins – Vitamin D that is. We all know that Vitamin C is good for an immune system, but did you know that vitamin D increases the production of a protein that fights viruses and bacteria? A great way to get vitamin D is through salmon, dairy products fortified with vitamin D, or just taking a vitamin D supplement. 5. Get a Massage! – Sounds great, right? Well it is! A massage can actually help to boost your immune system. “How?” you may ask. A massage lowers your stress levels. High levels of stress cause your body to produce a chemical called cortisol, which can impair your immune system. Now you have another great reason to give your sweetie a neck rub. 6. Drink More Tea – Green Tea to be exact. Green tea is chock-full of antioxidants. These antioxidants tend to have the same effect on your body as the probiotics in yogurt. If you feel a cold coming on, stock up on your green tea. 7. Get Your Flu Shot – [Insert long sigh here] I hate shots. However, there is no better way to protect your body from the flu virus. So suck it up, and get your shot.

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five or older, family history of diabetes, being overweight, having an inactive lifestyle, and having high blood pressure. People can inherit the risk factors, but not everyone with diabetes inherits it. The preferred method for diagnosing diabetes is a fasting plasma glucose test. Other tests include a casual plasma glucose test, and an oral glucose tolerance test. November 14 is World Diabetes Day. The day is celebrated worldwide by over 200 member associations of the International Diabetes Federation in more than 160 countries and territories. It is celebrated on November 14 to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, in 1922—along with Charles Best—conceived the idea that led to the discovery of insulin. WDD is the primary global awareness campaign for diabetes. The theme for the 2009-2013 campaign is Diabetes Education and Prevention. The 2010 slogan is “Let’s take control of diabetes. Now.” Activities organized each year include radio and television programs, free screenings, walks, runs, human blue circles, lighting up important buildings in blue, and others. The blue circle is the logo for World Diabetes Day. The circle symbolizes life and health. Blue reflects the sky that unites all nations. There are many ways to contribute to the cause. Inform other people about the day, write a letter to the editor of a newspaper, email your friends, sign up for the WDD newsletter, put up WDD posters in your community, sign the pledge to make World Diabetes Day a success. The easiest thing we can do to show support by wearing blue, using a blue light bulb, or lighting a blue candle on November 14. For more information, go to www.worlddiabetesday.org or www.wddusa.org.

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presented “Vampires, Redux.” to a packed house on October 27, a James E. Colquitt Faculty Colloqium presentation sponsored by The UWA School of Graduate Studies and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. They examined the ever-changing vampire myth across generations. If only they had dressed for the occasion. -Ed.

As all the world knows, a monumental historical event took place in the year of 2008. Barack Obama became the first African-American president ever. To help celebrate this moment, Dr. B. J. Kimbrough, a professor of Teacher Education, wrote a story that uses this event as a motivation vehicle for children everywhere. Dr. Kimbrough titled this children’s book, I Can Be the President. At the time she began this book, she was at home with her family. She describes the first moments of creating it as a “poetic rhythm.” She wrote this book to create “an appeal towards the children and the parents behind the lesson.” Dr. Kimbrough also believes that “education is a platform.” Kimbrough’s book was released in January 2010. One important message that Dr. Kimbrough emphasizes concerns the importance of believing in children: “If no one supports your children, parents it’s up to you believe in them.” This message lets parents know that there will be opposition to their children’s dreams. This book encourages children to follow their own dreams, regardless of the obstacles that life throws in their way. Visit http://www.bjkimbrough.com/ for more information.


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It’s overwhelming to think you are now by yourself with no parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, or anyone else ordering you around. At first, being away from nagging parents and annoying siblings is everything you dreamed of, but after a few days, weeks, or even months, you soon become more appreciative of what you had. Whether you’re a native from Livingston or from states far away, at some point in time, separation anxiety sets in, and you david farist begin to miss home. Freshmen react to their new-found freedom in different ways, from sulking around to enjoying every minute of it. Take, for example, freshman Adam Pierce, who loves the idea of being away from his hometown: “I miss my family but not my hometown, I was ready to move on and I really enjoy being away from home.” When asked how he deals with being away from home, he simply replied, “The best thing for me was not to think about my family." On the other hand, there are freshmen like Jeromy Shaw, who take advantage of going home as much as they can: “I only live two hours away, so it’s really easy for me to just go home for a couple days." For some students, going home means a variety of things, such as seeing old friends, restocking supplies, or simply sleeping in their own bed. When he is not at home, Jeromy talks to his mom and socializes with his new friends to satisfy the desire to go home. I agree with Adam. I was ready to get away from my hometown. I enjoy being on my own, but there are times when I want to go back home. I have found that the best way to combat homesickness is just not think about it.

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The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will host the Second Fulbright Scholar of the 2010 year. Dr. Phillip Jordan will present a Lecture "Culture of Great Britian" in the Bell Conference Center on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 6 p.m. Faculty, students and the public are invited to attend. Dr. Jordan is spending the year as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar at the Jackson Laboratory, Reproductive Biology Department, Bar Harbor, Maine. He is traveling the United States sharing Great Britian with Colleges and Universities who are part of the Fulbright Scholar Lecture Series. Dr. Jordan was born in Adelaide, South Australia. He did his undergraduate studies at Flinders University of South Australia. During his studies he was awarded a number of studentships where he conducted projects in the study of DNA and other related topics. Dr. Jordan has written and presented many papers on the subject of DNA. He has also spoken at conferences around the world. In 2007 Dr. Jordan joined the Genome Damage and Stability Centre, University of Sussex, England, where he continued his research with DNA. This is the first time the Fulbright Lecture Series has brought two Scholars to the UWA campus for each of the fall and spring semesters. There are about 800 scholars who come to the United States with the Fulbright program to share their culture with others as they are introduced to the culture of America and in our case; Southwest Alabama. UWA welcomes Dr. Jordan to our campus and encourages everyone to attend his lecture on Wednesday in the Bell Conference Center.

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jared jones For years, hunters, fishermen, and sportsmen have sworn by the supernatural influence that the lunar phases invoke on game movement. The theory is that deer, fish, and all game animals are most active when the moon is either directly overhead,or directly underfoot. Many who have devoted their lives to hunting and fishing have posted record-breaking kills and catches credit their success to the predictable patterns of game movement associated with the phases of the moon. News stations often provide fish and game forecasts. They announce peak times for hunting and fishing, according to the solunar charts and calendars. The actual workings of the solunar theory stretch far beyond the comprehension of the average sportsman. The short explanation is the simple peak of the moon, above and opposite our point on the globe. However, the solunar theory explores not only the effects of the moon , but also of the sun and the tides. This is the point when most sportsmen decide that the game forecast on the local news or newspaper is more than sufficient. Hunters and fishermen do not generally understand the chart; they simply accept it and abide by its predictions. I have tried hunting by the rules of the solunar theory with limited success, so I cannot attest to its validity. However, it is not difficult to find a story of a hunter with a record breaking monster attributing success in the field to comprehensive knowledge of the solunar phases. Perhaps there is something to this after all.

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eady, set, and then the gun. The University of West Alabama cross country teams competed in the 2010 Gulf South Conference Championships on Saturday at Veterans Park in Birmingham on Saturday, Nov. 6. The teams had three top finishers as the boys finished in fourth and the girls sixth. jordan Polina Babkina, Carolyn Mancuso, and story Jonathan Sellers all earned all-GSC honors after playing top in their individual races. Babkina placed sixth – the highest finish for a Tiger at the conference meet in program history – and Mancuso finished ninth. These rankings made the two the first pair of Tiger ladies to both place in the top 10. Both earned spots on the All-GSC First Team with their times of 19:29.52 and 19:44.26, respectively. Sellers made the All-GSC Second Team; he finished in 17th with a time of 26:52.50. One step at a time. Closely following behind Sellers, Craig Warlick and David Farist paced 21st and 22nd. Other scoring members of the boys team included Austin Enriquez, Brandon Nelson, and Cody Lee. The girls team’s top five also included Amy Benoit, Kristie Lusignan and Anne Enoch earning 37th, 41st and 56th place respectively. The UWA squads will have two weeks to recover and prepare for the NCAA South Regional which will be on Nov. 20 in Huntsville, Ala.

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determination; in the game and on the side lines volleyball

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he Pruitt Hall gymnasium echoed with cheers and groans as the West Alabama Volleyball team battled it out with their in-state rival, North Alabama. Being able to bounce back from defeat was about to become completely essential to the Tiger’s possible success. The Tigers finished with a 10-20 record and a 2-8 record in Gulf South Conference play, while UNA improved to 18-8 and 7-2. The Lions won by set scores of 25-16, 25-21, and 25-9. West Alabama and UAH had identical 2-8 records in league play, and West Georgia sat at 2-7 with one contest remaining – in Florence, Ala. against UNA on Saturday Nov. 6. This meant the Tigers would now turn around and pull for Friday evening’s opponent to beat the Wolves. If that happened, the three schools would be deadlocked for the final tournament berth, and the tiebreaker would go the way of West Alabama. Each team finished 1-1 against the other forcing the use of the second tiebreaker, which is sets won in the season series. The Tigers beat both the Wolves and UAH by a total of five sets to four sets to give UWA the upperhand. It was the reality that the team was able to recover from five consecutive defeats and work together to win 3-1 against both Alabama in Huntsville and West Georgia. That closed the deal, and pushed the Red and White above the rest. Unfortunately, all three teams split the season series equally, a second tiebreaker had to be used – sets won in the season series. The Lady Tigers beat the Lions 3-1 to secure their spot in the 2010 Gulf South Conference Volleyball Tournament, grabbing the fourth and final position. This also marked the fourth annual appearance for the Tigers in the GSC tournament. UWA won both series by five sets to four. Tabitha Turner, head coach, has told the girls from day one how perseverance was the only thing that would push them through their rigorous schedule. Turner was proved correct.

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he UWA Tigers suffered an unexpected loss after leading UNA for the length fheir match-up Saturday Nov. 6. The Lions (8-2, 5-2 Gulf South Conference) scored 21-unanswered points to drop UWA to 6-4 overall and 4-3 in the GSC. Deon Williams became the program’s all-time leading passer in the setback. Williams threw for 232 yards and currently has 6,793 career passing yards. Gerald Worsham moved up the ranks in receptions with 163 career catches - second all-time. Worsham worked in eight passes for 72 yards on the night. The Tigers finished out the game with 330 yards of total offense while the Lions totaled 553 yards. UWA punted on its first possession but the Lions fumbled the ball on the return, setting up the Tigers first score of the game. Williams threw to Worsham for an eight-yard pass to cap the two-play, 34-yard drive. Brock Sharp’s PAT was blocked and the Red and Whitelead 6-0. After the Lions forced a fumble – giving UWA the ball on the UNA 26 yard line – the Tigers made short work driving 20 yards on two plays. Williams passed to Kendrick May from three yards out. The score was setup by a 32 yard pass to Randy Lowery. It marked the first instance the Lions had been losing by more than 10 points all season. The Lions’ first mark on the scoreboard came from a 24-yard field goal with a little over five minutes left in the first half. The Tigers ran out the clock and took a 13-3 lead in at halftime. At the start of the second half, UWA moved its lead out to 16-3 on its first possession of the second half. The Lions quickly scored their first touchdown and then their second following a UWA fumble. The score narrowed the lead to 23-17 with a little over ten minutes left in the game. UNA tied the game on a 36 yard touchdown pass, giving the Lions their first lead of the game at 24-23 with 6:59 remaining. West Alabama will play Valdosta State at home in the GSC-TV Game of the Week on Thursday November 11. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.


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alan lightman, pantheon books, 179 pages

Italo Calvino, my literary hero and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature (not necessarily in that order), said of this book that he hadn’t “been so excited by a novel . . . for a very long time.” And Dreams hit the NYTimes bestseller list in fiction. But is it a novel? Let me back up a bit. Whatever Dreams is, it is wonderfully moving, thought-provoking, well-written, and emotive. To return: is it a novel? We normally think of novels as having a central character(s), plot(s), and theme(s). As far as character is concerned, the theory of relativity itself might fill that item. After all, this work purports to give us Einstein’s dreams in the months before he published his paper about relativity. But human characters? Here’s what we often read: “A man or woman suddenly thrust into this world would have to dodge houses or buildings. For all is in motion. Houses and apartments, mounted on wheels, go careening. . . .” And this chapter joe taylor stands as typical for all the brief chapters. The preceding chapter to the one just given offers a different glance of another world: “This is a world of sudden opportunities, of unexpected visions, for in this world time flows not evenly but fitfully, and as a consequence people receive fitful glimpses of the future.” Oh, there is sparse (very sparse) dialogue from characters: “Stop eating so much . . . you’ll die before me and who will take care of my silver.” These words are

spoken in a world where time is trapped within a flock of nightingales. Naturally, everyone wants to capture a nightingale, but this rarely occurs, for children have no interest in stopping time, and the elderly are too slow to catch it. Whenever someone does manage to capture a nightingale, they “savor the precise placement of family and friends, the facial expressions, the trapped happiness.” But guess what? The nightingale soon expires, “its clear, flutelike song diminished to silence.” You can see that there is a central theme building, the differing perceptions of time. And this theme, it strikes me, eventually reveals the work’s real central character, not time, but Everyman. For all of Lightman’s worlds affect the people within that specific world, and all of those specific people are then forced to make a life choice. In the second world I wrote of above, the conclusion becomes, “Who would fare better in this fitful world of time? Those who have seen the future and live only one life? Or those who have not seen the future and wait to live life? Or those who deny the future and live two lives?” So while there is no central plot but a mishmash of tiny plots or situations, there certainly is a central theme—and, I reluctantly suppose, a central character, the human comedy itself. Two out of three. So yes, Einstein’s Dreams is a novel, and it’s a novel well worth reading, maybe even twice, if your world of time allows that.

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sucarnochee revue airs on mississippi public television Music makes the world go round. At least it seemed like the world was going around as preparations for the taping of The Sucarnochee Revue got underway in the Bibb Graves Auditorium on Friday night. Camera and sound men connie james were checking their equipment, instruments were being tuned backstage and the audience was choosing the best seats out front. The Revue began the seventh year of radio broadcast this fall and will begin the first year of airing on the Mississippi Public Television this January, with Alabama Public Television to follow in the near future. Jack White, Executive Producer and Host of the Revue has worked hard to make this dream come true. White said "Our doors are open for the enjoyment of all. We are also open for student internships with the Revue." Later he told the audience that the estimate for a show of this kind to be produced and aired is nearly $215,000; but with the help of the sponsors, volunteers and MPT we are accomplishing the same quality show for a lot less. The Sucarnochee Revue radio show airs on 59 public, commercial and internet radio stations all over the world. Chris Sharp said "We love for students to learn about music so they can join us on stage. We wish more students would attend our show, we think they would enjoy it and they do get in free." Mississippi Chris Sharp and his Jangalang String Band are regulars with the Revue. They deliver their own brand of music to the delight of their friends. Sharp learned to play with relatives of the Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers, who was from Meridian so that explains why he is loved in our area. Piper Lauderdale, the daughter of Sharp, who is looking forward to her December graduation from UWA, explained, "I have been a part of the Revue for the beginning. It is a great show. We have lots of fun and we play different kinds of music for all music lovers. I grew up singing with my Dad. My husband and I are still a part of his band. My daughter, Olivia, has been dancing on stage with us since she could walk. The Revue is a great way to support our local musicians. "The Sucarnochee Stage Hands are also a part of the UWA family. Ivory Robinson and Justin McCoy began as interns with White in February of 2009. White discovered their talent and encouraged them to perform. Together they sound fantastic; their harmony brings to mind groups like the Righteous Brothers. “Other regulars at the Revue are Britt Gully from Cow Creek, Mississippi and J. Burton Fuller of Epps, Alabama. Gully has been playing and singing since his college days, most of that time with his band, The Water Moccasins. He writes many of his own songs and is best known for his

work with the music of Jimmie Rodgers. Fuller is originally from Cyril, Alabama in Choctaw County and has been a part of many groups down through the years. He sings the older songs and does a great job. Fuller commented "I enjoy singing and supporting the Revue so that we can keep the gold music alive. We encourage everyone to attend." White is a well known songwriter and works with the Sucarnochee Record Company. He wants to promote Roots Music artists from the Black Belt Regions of Alabama and Mississippi. To hear White talk about the people in a bar in Australia who listen to the Revue on the internet each week is inspiring. The world truly knows about Sucarnochee, UWA and Alabama. Area organizations who support the Revue include the Center for the Study of the Black Belt, The University of West Alabama, Alabama Department of Tourism and Bob White Music, Inc., Sumter County Fine Arts Council, Black Belt Community Foundation, Homeland Community Bank, McMinnville, Tennessee, The Drug Store, and newly reopened Weidmann’s Restaurant in downtown Meridian, Mississippi, Bumpers Funeral Homes in Butler and York, Alabama, Bank of York. The audience at UWA includes Dr. and Mrs. Richard Holland, Dr. and Mrs. David Taylor and many other regulars who attend the Revue on the first Friday night of

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each month at the Temple Theater in Meridian, Mississippi as well as the Revue at UWA during the year. The next Revue taping at Bibb Graves will be November 19. Each month's show has a theme and different groups are featured. July was Chris Ethridge Night with guest from several genres who came to honor Ethridge. Ethridge played with Willie Nelson and The Flying Burrito Brothers and had a part in Nelson’s movie "Honeysuckle Rose." You never know who will attend and what famous person will be onstage. Two gentlemen from Meridian, Tony Sansone and Willie Gavin, said they enjoy the variety of music and talent. "We always enjoy the show!" "If you have not been to a Sucarnochee Revue you have missed a great night of music" one supporter wanted to say to our students, "and to those who come each time, thank you for your support.”

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garlic hummus

Easy to make and ready to take on any flavor, hummus is a great snack. From traditional garlic, to kalamata olive, roasted tomato, or red pepper, anything you like can be added. The thick, cool, creamy texture created when crushed chickpeas (also known as gorbanzo beans) are mixed with tahini (a sesame paste, for our sake peanut butter works great) and olive oil, makes it the perfect dip or spread. Traditionally, hummus is served with pita bread or vegetables, such as cucumbers or carrots, but anything will work really, tortilla chips, potato chips, a healthy substitute for mayonnaise on sandwiches, I admit my finger is even a killer accompaniment. Here is a recipe for classic garlic. Feel free to experiment with what you have or your favorite flavors.

Hummus is an awesome party dish. Enjoy it during study groups or on movie night. If the hummus is covered, it keeps well for a few days in the fridge, so grab some Sunchips or baby carrots to keep on hand. Enjoy!

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Living Proof, Buddy Guy *** ½ (of 5)

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George “Buddy” Guy is 74 years old, and he can play rings around any guitarist you know. He’s won a National Medal of Arts, five Grammys, 28 Blues Music Awards, and a roomful of other trophies. He’s listed at number 30 on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists” list, and stars from Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughn and Slash claim him as an influence. He’s been called the critical link between the blues and rock music. And most UWA students have probably never even heard of him. With his new album Living Proof, Guy proves that even at his age he can put out one of the hardest-rocking blues albums of the year. Even though he has nothing to prove, the old master still plays with the ferocity of guitar slingers a quarter of his age. During the solo on the opening track—fittingly titled “74 Years Young”— Guy is in rare form with his sustaining, overdriven tone and relentlessly energetic phrasing. Stylistically, Guy doesn’t stray too far from his roots—check out the guitar-boogie title track—and gives Chicago-style blues an updated, modernist feel while still sounding authentic. In a treat fans have waited decades for, Guy brings in B.B. King for “Stay Around a Little Longer,” a gospel-infused duet that’s the perfect setting for King’s singing fills and trademark vibrato. The combination of Guy’s blistering tone and drummer Tom Hambridge’s spot-on production and songwriting make this album a must for blues connoisseurs and casual fans alike. Do yourself a favor, check out this disc and see what you’ve been missing.

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Cardiology, Good Charlotte ** (of 5) Some bands just don’t know when to bow out. If Waldorf, Maryland natives Good Charlotte had just been polite enough to fade away after their moderately catchy 2000 single “Little Things,” America would have fondly remembered them as another one hit wonder. Unfortunately, though, they just keep putting out albums, and someone out there keeps buying them. Though Good Charlotte is considered a pop-punk success, the group is far from a heavyweight in either the punk or the pop department. Granted, angst and hooks galore are scattered throughout the band’s catalog, but none of it particularly sticks. Good Charlotte’s fifth album, Cardiology, is its first for Capitol Records, and it’s the perfect opportunity for leaders Benji and Joel Madden to finally make some sort

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of stab at decency; Good Charlotte’s last album, 2007’s Good Morning Revival, was a poorly received foray into slick, synthesizer-heavy dance-rock, and the Madden Twins have already touted Cardiology as a return to form. What’s that worth? As it turns out, zip. Although the new album opens promisingly with Beach Boys-esque a cappella before kicking into a handful of bland yet workable pop-punk tunes, the middle backslides into watered-down dance-rock. Cardiology’s first single, “Like It’s Her Birthday,” follows the post-Killers formula of Good Morning’s “I Don’t Wanna Be In Love (Dance Floor Anthem).” From there, it’s a slippery slope into laminated, overprocessed banalities like “Last Night” and “Alive.” With any luck, Cardiology will be the disc that finally pulls the plug on Good Charlotte’s career.

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Paranormal Activity 2, directed by Tod Williams is the sequel to Oren Peli’s independent film Paranormal Activity, which cost $15,000 to make and grossed over $108 million in the United States alone last October. The new film is set in the months prior to the events of Paranormal Activity in 2006. Kristi (Sprague Grayden) is the sister of Katie (Katie Featherston), the hapless heroine of the first film. Kristi moves into a new house with her husband Dan (Brian Boland), Dan’s daughter from a previous marriage, Ali (Molly Ephraim), the family dog, Abby, and the Hispanic nanny. One day, they return home to find that their house has been ransacked, although nothing appears to have been stolen. To solve the mystery, Kristi and Dan set up surveillance cameras throughout the house. The evidence recorded by the cameras raises even more questions about who—or what-- is disturbing their peace. The pay-off to this simple premise will surprise—and horrify—even those viewers who are familiar with the first film. Paranormal Activity 2 is that rare horror movie sequel that improves on the first film. The characters are much better developed in director Tod Williams’ sequel. As a result, the audience cares more about what happens to them in the course of the movie. Placing a baby and a dog in jeopardy was sure way of ensuring the audience’s emotional involvement in the film. To insulate himself and the film from the primary criticism of the first film—that it was about nothing more than slamming doors—Williams amps up the action in Paranormal Activity 2. For example, the scene in which all of the cupboard doors in the kitchen fling themselves open at the same time is calculated to make the audience jump from their seats. People who have seen the first film will find themselves scanning each frame of the surveillance camera footage, searching for evidence of demonic entities and listening intently for unusual thumps and bumps. I must admit that Paranormal Activity 2 is fairly derivative, to a certain extent. Horror buffs will recognize the director’s debt to Poltergeist, especially in the scene where a toy truck moves on its own. For the most part, though, Tod Williams seems to have been inspired by the research of actual paranormal investigators, like the TAPS crew from the television series Ghost Hunters. The entity manifests itself primarily through weird sounds, like loud crashes in the baby’s room or the clanking of frying pans hanging from the kitchen ceiling. I have been on a number of paranormal investigations in some of the nation’s most haunted sites, like the Lemp Mansion in St. Louis, Missouri, and the Waverly Hills Tuberculosis Sanitarium in Louisville, Kentucky, and I can honestly say that the spirits in these places seem to have made their presence known through banging and scraping sounds. Very few paranormal investigators have ever seen a ghost, and neither do the characters in the film. The director’s efforts to portray a “real” haunted house are also reflected in the behavior of the baby and the dog, both of whom are more sensitive to the paranormal disturbances in the house than the adults are. Movie goers expecting a typical horror movie may be disappointed. There are no opening credits or sound track. The film appears to have been shot, not by a trained cinematographer, but by a hand-held camera. The characters talk over each other, just as people do in real life. The director prefers to suggest the presence of evil through subtle camera techniques and clever editing. No one is decapitated or disemboweled. This is a film for people who wonder what would happen if a ghost or demon decided to move into their own home. Paranormal Activity became a surprise hit in 2009, primarily because of a grass-roots, word-of-mouth campaign to get the film shown in movie theaters. The sequel’s $41.5 million dollar gross can only be partially attributed to an extensive advertising campaign. Paranormal Activity 2 is a small gem of a film that deserves to be seen before it goes the way of much lesser Halloween fare, like Saw 3D. The last day to catch Paranormal Activity 2 at the Sumter County Cinema is November 11. I saw the film last Monday, and I can honestly say that the nervous giggles and periodic screams from the five female students from UWA sitting three rows in front of me made for a movie-going experience that would be difficult to replicate in one’s living room. Paranormal Activity 2 is playing at University Cinema until Thursday.

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ALL MY CHILDREN While on the run together, Ryan and Greenlee admitted their love for one another. Zach denied knowing where Ryan and Greenlee were, despite Jesse’s insistence. Krystal encouraged Caleb to go to D.C. with her to make peace with Asher. Kendall secretly planned a vow renewal ceremony for her and Zach. During their search, Ryan was forced to abandon Greenlee after she twisted her ankle. Asher accepted JR’s offer to move into the mansion. Wait to See: The verdict is read in David’s murder trial.

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Stephanie offered Dayzee a job at Forrester. Brooke was forced to do damage control with Ridge after her and Thomas’ performance at the fashion Arianne Zucker stars as show. Amber apologized to Oliver for using him for "Nicole" on "Days of Our Lives" his designs. Hope admitted that she was affected by Oliver’s kiss, but that her heart belonged to Liam. Ridge tried to convince Taylor that Brooke was not a threat. Marcus witnessed an awkward moment between Thomas and Madison. Amber decided she was OK being Oliver’s rebound girl. Wait to See: Amber “kidnaps” Liam. DAYS OF OUR LIVES Nicole came across Arianna’s camera -- and Sami’s confession. Gus cut off the video feed so that everyone would think that Vivian was still inside the sarcophagus. Chloe went into labor before Melanie could tell Daniel about the affair. Nicole promised Sami that she would keep her secret as long as she was allowed visitation with Sydney. Jennifer returned to Salem after separating with Jack. Wait to See: Sami is forced into an agreement with EJ. GENERAL HOSPITAL Lisa was found innocent in starting the fire that landed Robin in the hospital. Lucky and Siobhan took their relationship to the next level. Claire was the subject of an internal affairs investigation. Luke and Tracy woke up drunk in a Las Vegas hotel room unaware of the previous night’s events. Carly found out that Dante and Brenda were once physically involved. Sonny broke up with Claire to save her career. Wait to See: Patrick asks Lisa to give Robin a break. ONE LIFE TO LIVE Rex and Kelly attended a wedding together. Gigi hit Adriana after she teased her about her boring love life. Layla chose her career over Cristian. Starr planted a kiss on James in an effort to get over Cole. Marty grew increasingly suspicious of Natalie’s behavior. Nora warned Inez not to misinterpret Bo’s kindness. Gigi and Cristian shared a romantic embrace in Paris. Rex overheard Echo admit that she was his mother. Wait to See: The DNA results are in on Jessica and Natalie’s babies. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Victor figured out Meggie’s plan. Nick and Phyllis were officially divorced. Heather caught Ronan sneaking pills. Victor dumped Nikki after finding her in Deacon’s arms. Adam got a job bartending at Gloworm. Sharon and Nick were officially back together. Kevin was arrested after the police found him with the betting slips. Kyle confronted Phyllis about his mom’s past. Wait to See: Kevin makes a shocking decision.

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the way to wealth— with apologies to ben franklin The last Sunday in July, the pastor of the Holy Moly Church of the Holy Redeemer in Bull Pit, North Carolina, Reverend Billy Ray Collins, experienced a crisis of faith. He was appalled by his congregation’s increasing love of materialism, in spite of all his efforts to enhance the spirituality of his flock. He was sitting in his office one Saturday afternoon, working on his fifth revision of the sermon that would turn his congregations around, when a ragged figure appeared in the doorway. Rev. Collins recognized the poor soul as a local ne’er-do-well named Cletus Cartwright, who was officially registered as a member of the church but who hadn’t been seen in the sanctuary for over two years. Cletus walked up to Rev. Cartwright, hat in hand, and asked for a hand-out. As the reverend opened his wallet, the inspiration he was waiting for struck him like a thunderbolt. He pressed a five-dollar bill in the poor man’s hand and told him that if he attended church the next day, he would receive a message that would change his life forever. When Reverend Collins walked up to the front of the church Sunday morning, he was pleasantly surprised to see Cletus Cartwright sitting in the front, smelling and looking much better than he had the day before. Encouraged by Cletus’ presence, Reverend Collins began his sermon. “Brothers and Sisters, I am appalled by the direction our community is headed in. Bull Pit used to be a shining example of spirituality for the entire state of North Carolina. Lately, though, our little town seems to have been taken over by Satan himself. If

you want proof, just answer the following questions. Who is the wealthiest man in town? The liquor store man. Who lives in the biggest house in Bull Pit? The liquor store man. Who drives the fanciest, most expensive car in Bull Pit? The liquor store man. Who has the prettiest wife in town? The liquor store man. Brothers and sisters, please join me in prayer as we ask the Lord to give us the strength and determination to embrace those Christian values that have sustained our church for generations.” Reverend Collins had no sooner ended his sermon with “Give me an amen” than he noticed Cletus Cartwright dash out the front door. Reverend Collins became concerned when Cletus failed to show up for church the next few Sundays. He feared that his “lost sheep” had strayed away from the flock once more. Then exactly one month later, the reverend was delighted to see Cletus sitting on the front row. He was wearing a brand new suit, and his hair was neatly trimmed and combed. After the sermon, Cletus was the first in line to shake the reverend’s hand. “Reverend Collins,” Cletus said, “you were right. That sermon you preached one month ago completely turned my life around. Thanks to you, I’m a new man. In fact, I feel like I’m completely reborn.” Reverend Collins embraced Cletus and asked him if he was inspired to forsake the temptations of the world and to live a good Christian life. “Naw, Reverend,” Cletus said. “I bought a liquor store.”

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bozo’s most embarrassing moments alan brown

Bozo the Clown was the host of a long-running children’s television show on Chicago Superstation WGN. In January 1981, the live show aired one of its most memorable—and amusing—episodes. On January 12, the audience was composed of underprivileged children from the Cabrini Green housing project. Toward the end of the show, Boz invited a little eight-year-old boy to play the “bucket game.” The goal of the game was to throw ping pong balls in a series of buckets. The first bucket was three feet away from the throwing line, the second bucket was six feet away, the third bucket was nine feet away, etc. The little boy successfully threw ping pong balls into the first buckets. However, when his ping pong ball bounced off the rim of the third bucket, the little boy stomped his foot and blurted out the “F-word.” Bozo walked over the child, bent down, and placed his hands on, his shoulders. “Now, we mustn’t say words like that, little boy,” Bozo said, softly. “That’s a Bozo No-no.” The little boy pushed Bozo away and exclaimed, “Cram it, Clown!” Energized by the child’s verbal transgression, the other children began hooting and hollering. Concerned that he was going to lose control of his audience, Bozo told his assistants to hand out ice cream cones. Thinking that his microphone was off, Bozo said, “That ought to hold the little bastards for a while.” Bozo’s supposedly off-camera remarks were heard, not only in the studio, but in living rooms across the country as well.

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We have constantly been surrounded by common superstitions ever since we were little kids. For example, don’t walk under a ladder, don’t open an umbrella indoors, and avoid black cats unless you want bad luck all day. However, these beliefs are so common that most of us follow these superstitions without question. Yet, we have to ask where do these beliefs come from and why do we abide by these myths? One of the most common beliefs is that walking under a ladder is unlucky. This belief arises from the religious views associated with the Holy Trinity. The ladder forms a triangle with the wall and the ground suggesting the three points of the Trinity. Supposedly, walking through the triangle shows disrespect to the Trinity and brings bad luck. Black cats are also supposed to bring bad luck. Apparently, black cats are unlucky because they are linked to ancient witchcraft. If a person spills salt, he or she has to throw a pinch of salt over their shoulder to avoid bad luck. This myth stems from the ancient belief that salt had powerful magical abilianetta patterson

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ties. Salt had the ability to preserve food from decaying; therefore, it is considered it became a symbol of eternity. In addition, salt supposedly had the ability to ward away devils and witches, so any spilling of salt was considered a very bad omen. Another myth is that a person knocks on wood in order to avoid an unlucky fate or to prevent bad fortune. This custom stems from ancient times as well when Druid oak was considered sacred wood. Many Christians believed also believed knocking on wood to be good omen because wood was associated with the holy wood of the cross. A horseshoe should be hung above a door with the ends up in order to repel bad luck. This belief comes from the idea that the horseshoe wards off witches because it is shaped like a crescent or resembles a new moon. If you break a mirror, you automatically get 7 years bad luck. This superstition comes from the ancient idea that any image of a person contained a part of that person’s soul. Therefore, if a person broke a mirror, his or her soul would be injured or killed. Finally, the number 13 has often been associated with ill fate, such as Friday the 13th. Ths belief has religious roots because Jesus had 13 disciples until Judas betrayed him and caused his torture and crucifixion. These beliefs often stem from ancient customs and religious origins, and many experts believe that no scientific proof exist for these superstitions. Yet, many people will still avoid black cats and throw spilled salt over their shoulders in order to avoid the doom bad luck.


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you in a new home for about the same amount and you own it. Come see me or call for more details. Mickey Smith 601693-7483 Cavalier Homes, South Frontage Rd, Meridian. 32X48 3 Bedroom, 2 bath. Looks small from the outside but very spacious on the inside. Take a look at what this home has to offer at a low low price. Ask for Kay, 601-701-8035 Brand new 32x90 Deer Valley for only $79,995 plus tax. 4 bedroom 3 bath, floated sheetrock throughout, crown molding, stainless steel appliances, thermapane windows, 2” blinds, recessed lighting, fireplace. A must see! Call Lisa at 601-4859001. Closeout! 28x60 4 bedroom 2 bath with furniture now only $58,995 Come down or call Kay 601-693-7483, Cavalier Mobile Homes, 2615 South Frontage Rd Meridian MS. Need a spacious home at a great price? Use the downward economy to save lots of money right now at Cavalier Homes. The Den Special offers a spacious open floor plan with a bonus sunroom, 3 bedrooms, two baths, a huge kitchen full size dining room, large utility room and extra windows. All can be yours for less than $32 dollars a square foot, and you can be living in this home by the holidays. Pay less than you’re paying for rent. Only at Cavalier Homes Meridian. Call Mickey Smith today, 601-693-7483.

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Birthdays: Josh Peck, 1986, actor “Amanda Show” and “Drake and Josh” Brittany Murphy, 1977, actress “Just Married” Richard Burton, 1925, actor Martin Luther, 1483, sparked Protestant Reformation Events: Congress forms the U.S. Marine Corps in 1775. In 1960, Congress passes Civil Rights Bill.

Birthdays: Leonardo DiCaprio, 1974, actor “Titanic” Demi Moore, 1962, actress, “G.I. Jane” Marc Summer, 1951, T.V. host Jonathan Winters, 1925, comedian Pat O’Brien, 1899, actor “ Knute Rockne, All American” Events: In 1918, fighting in World War I came to an end with the signing of an armistice between the Allies and Germany.

Birthdays: Omarion, 1984, singer, B2K Anne Hathaway, 1982, actress “The Princess Diaries” Ryan Gosling, 1980, actor “The Notebook” Sammy Sosa, 1968, Baseball homerun slugger Events: In 1933, the first Sunday Night Football game airs.

Birthdays: Monique Coleman, 1980, actress “High School Musical” Jimmy Kimmel, 1967, actor/comedian Whoopi Goldberg, 1955, actress/ comedian Chris Noth, 1954, actor “Law and Order” Events: Supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses, in 1959.

Birthdays: Travis Barker, 1975, drummer Blink 182 Condoleezza Rice, 1954, politician Prince Charles, 1941, Prince of Wales Events: In the first such act since World War I, President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.

Birthdays: Zena Grey, 1988, actress Kevin Eubanks, 1957, composer Sam Waterston, 1940, actor “Law and Order” Events: The start of Union General William Sherman’s “March to The Sea” in 1864

Birthdays: Trevor Penick, 1979, singer Lisa Bonet, 1967, actress Shigeru Miyamoto, 1952, inventor “Nintendo” Events: President Bill Clinton is first President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.

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