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R( )'l‘( I instructor
te Iches lr aq students
IIIilitaIy' concepts

By Blair Thomas

btl‘ontdsalkvkernel com

He stuck the clear packaging tape to
the side of the box. stretched the roll
over Its seam and ripped the tape at the
other end.

“I'll be moy mg out of my lllh
house. " said \lrckey Jordan smoothing

. ii ind at .ros. the Ir p t fthe bo\ "I‘m
getting good at this [‘tltl’s‘lllg thing.”

Jordan. .1 captain III the ['5 .\Ir
Force and an ROTC
was only days away from departing for
Iraq. his fourth assignment - . and sec»
ond trip to Iraq since ~Iotrirrig the All
liorce seven years ago. But this assign»
ment was different than his last . It
would require his teaching skills as well.

.lordan left for Iraq III early AugLIsi
and has been teaching the basics of be-
mg a military officer; Including commit
Irrcatiori and situational leadership skills.
to Iraqi students III Baghdad.

"\Vhat we're doing rs building up
the country's arr force Ir‘. an effort to
transition Ilraq'si military to operate on
its own so Iraq can be Its ow II free court
try.” Jordan said.

That was fottr months ago. ’l‘oday. he
can barely be heard to er the static on the
phone He Is more than (I500 miles
away from his students at l'K. with .I
new group of students III Iraq

~"l’hey 're still kids III many ways who
have been forced to grow up a lot III the
last few years." Jordan said of his new

instructor at l'l‘s'.

students. currently all males between the
ages of IX and 33. training to be Iraq air
force officers. "They’re the happiest folks
I‘ve met iii nry career ~- they show up
early for classes. they study hard."

Their enthusiasm is what makes
them good students. he said. but it isn‘t
easy. Rebuilding the air force and other
elements of the Iraq military is contro»
versial in the war—ridden country. Every
day the students show up for class.
they're taking a risk.

"There are a lot of groups III Iraq
It ho don‘t want this to happen so It Is
dairgerous for those who do." Jordan

His camp Used to recent three to four
strikes a day from rockets and iiiortai's.
While there ha\ en‘t been airy large attacks
on the camp III nrore than two and a half
months. Jordan said the danger still exrsts.

“.\ssrsting the country is always a
dangerous venture for the Iraqis." Jordan
said. "The number of people threatening
others Is far less than It was. but it only
takes one person to canse a lot of dam-
age and pain."

But many Iraqis. Including the stu»
dents in his classes. are ready to move
past that pain. Jordan said.

"Most of our discussions revolve
around the basic point: This Is your
country. you have to defend It." Jordan
said. “’l‘hey‘rc tired of the violence
They really get what‘s at stake.

“These new leaders don‘t see diyia
sum and difference. they see unity."

'lt's about teaching people’

Jordan has been to Iraq before: in
3005 he was part of a security detail
there overseeing supply and communi-
cations to the soldiers providing aiipow-
er to forces on the ground. And since





Iormng the Art l'orce after graduating, he
has had other .issrgiiitients. but none are
like this one. he sard.

"It‘s about teaching peopIe ” Jordan
said before he left “I jumped at the op
por'turiity to go back Ito lraqt. When
you‘re there.e\ery day you klio‘\ you‘re
doing something that has a big Impact

"liyet‘y time sotr‘rc here It the front.
you bake the prryrlege of hem-.1 part or
sortiethirrg so much bigger than your-

()n his last assignment in -005 he
was part of a team that flew ballots and
secured polling centers in the country ‘s
first presidential election sinct the exit
of the Ba'ath party.

"One of my students shared with me
that he was able to return home after our
forces freed the city of Ar Raniatir ti'orri
terrorism and violence." Jordan said.
“It‘s an amazing feeling to meet a family
that has a rtew life because of the work
we did there."

See Iraq on page 4

I hey Ic tired of the v iolcnce. I hey r ally" get whats at stake.

l hcse new l‘ Idcrs

don t sec division and difference they see unity

— Capt Mickey Jordan, UK Air Force ROTC instructor


Sorority donates teddy bears for kids

5 Naiah A'IEIEII
nallodch@kykernel com

to find comfort after she died.
said her

father. Shannon theyareiri."

feel better In the situation

said the project appealed to
the sorority.

Her family and friends
called the 10-year—old girl

"Brooklyn Bear" because of

her kindness. warmth and
love of teddy bears.

After Brooklyn Smith
died unexpectedly on Feb. 8
of what is believed to have
been a seizure. the family
used the teddy bears Brooklyn
loved so much to try and
make a difference in the Som-
erset. Ky. community where
they live. The UK chapter of
Alpha Gamma Delta somrity.
along with chapters at other
state universities. has decided
to help the project.

The Brooklyn Bear Proj—
ect was one of the ways
Brooklyn's family was able

Smith. He works in the Som-
erset Police Department.
which receives some of the
teddy bear donations.

“She was never a selfish
person. She always had two
of everything: she always
loved to share." Shannon
Smith said. "This helped con-
tinue her philosophy In life to
give to others and make them

The Brooklyn Bear Project
Is intended to help children in

tough or emergency situations.

such as a parent‘s arrest. The
bears are distributed among
fire. EMS and police depart-
ments to offer to children.

“This offers a little bit of

reassurance that our emer-
gency personnel can give to
children to make them feel
more comfortable with the sit-
uation they are in." Shannon
Smith said.

By the first few months.

the project had collected at
least 2.000 bears. Shannon
Smith said the goal is to have
a never-ending supply to give
to children.

Sarah Matichak. the pres—

ident of Alpha Gamma Delta.

“It was a great opportuni~
ty that presented Itself to as."
she said. “We figured we
should take advantage of it csI
pecrally before the holidays."

The Alpha Gamma Delta
chapter started collecting the
stuffed animals right after
Thanksgiving Break and will
continue until right before
Winter Break. The toys will
then be delivered to the Som~
erset Police Department.

At least I70 bears have
been collected because each
sorority member was asked
to donate at least one stuffed
animal. Matichak said. Dona-
tions can be any size or type:
they can also be different
types of stuffed animals other
than bears.


Theft increase
not expected

in dorms over
Winter Break

BLTravis Walker
twalker@kykemel com

Residence halls are not
at a great risk for having
valuables stolen over Winter
Break than at any other
point in the year. said the
official iii charge of UK‘s

“We’ve never had a
case where someone broke
Into a resrderree hall and
stole something. to my
knowledge." said Ben
('rutcher. L'K's associate
vice president for Auxrlrary

L‘rutchcr said while no
security personnel patrol
residence halls during
breaks. precautions are tak~
en. ('ameras monitor the
front desks of the residence
halls. and every dorm room
In the residence halls re
quires a key to gain entry.

“Nobody can not w all;
into residence halls unless
they have a card swipe."
(‘nitcher said.

Haggtrr Hail Resident.
Director Joe Lewis said the
only people who enter occu-
pied dorrrIItory rooms are
resident advisers. who
check to make sure dorm
rooms are ready to be shtit
down on Saturday at noon
()y er Winter Break. the only
two undergraduate dormito»
ttz‘s fro? .I‘.‘ :Ipet \'.\\
North and South halls. he

”VM II\ to lock the
PlitsC down.” Lewis said.
“People Itist cant come in.
We take .I lot of precautions
to make sure people can't
get to your stuff."

Dormitory residents are
advised to take a majority of
belongings home over
break. according to the
sheet posted on residents‘
doors. But many students
may not take all of their be—
longings. said Wallace
Hawkins. Haggin Hall's as-
sistant hall director.

Most students choose
what to take home based on
what they will use and not
necessarily how valuable
possessions are. he said.

"Most college freshmen
bring stuff home because
they want to use it.‘
Hawkins said.

Undeclared freshman
(‘hris McCabe said while
he Is taking “everything of
extreme value." such as his
laptop. he does not plan on
taking many of his belong—
Ings home over Winter
Break. McCabe said he be—
lieyes theft will not be a
big Issue.

”There's going to be
less people III here over the
break." McCabe said.
“They're going to better
watch over the place.
whereas now. there are hurr-
dreds of people who cotild
pr‘ItentIally steal stuff."

Any thefts III HaggIII
Hall are tisually referred to
police. Lewis said.

Mar .loe Monroe. ['K's
I. «two point. china. trust
.‘II‘II l‘t' ‘L‘éithIL'tl in! com—
na‘nt lhursday through
Sunday about IlIeIts to
campus buildings. Anthany
Beatty. I'ls‘s assistant vice
presrderttt or pt.rblr sa f.ety
could not It. reached Sun-


Fraternity house
shut down over
fire, safety Issues

By Morgan Witt

myI/Irt@kykernel com

17K ordered Kappa Sigma members to evacuate their
fraternity house Thursday due to unsafe living conditions.

said I‘K‘s

assistant fire marshal.

I‘be Hilltop Av enue house rechved an unannounced fire
irrspectron around 4 pm. by I'K Assistant I'II‘L‘ Marshal
(ireg Williamson. which was initiated by a coirrplaint about
the house conditions. WilliarIIson said.

"We went III to follow tip on the conrplarnt and make
sure that the house was III a safe living condition and what

we found was that It was not."

he said.

Williamson found multiple fire and lifc~safety viola-
tions; eight doors were not operating properly. candles were
found in the house. furniture was in the stairway blocking
exit access. bicycles were stored In the house potentially
blocking exrt access. Windows were coy cred with flamma-
ble material and clectncal wire was exposed.

“Fixing these things are going to be a process. but hope-
fully with alumni support and compliance with the universa—

ty'. we will be back on campus next fall."

president. Roddy McCleary

said the fratemity‘s

See Fraternity on page 6







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By Linda C. Black
To get the advantage the ‘l the
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ita‘y’s rating in
day, 0 the most challenging;

’5 f'i‘t’ i’rert‘fil

Aries (March 21-April19)
Today rs a 9 ._ it's hard to get
anything serious accorriplrshed
now You're haying too much
(on Give in to iPlTlDi'ill‘lll and
enioy yourself rrmrenso'y
You've earned iHappy [on
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is a 6 No need to his"
rnto a decrsron grye rt plenty fill
thought You ll tiet good ideas
horn an older person now Sr:
up a date tor lunch tyrth your
tayorrte senior adr'srrr

Gemini (May 21-June 21)
Today rs an 8 - You ought to
he in a pretty nonrt mood, so
spread the toy around Keep
asking questions, too, cheerful-
ly People erl be glad to tell you
anything you want to know
Cancer (June 22—July 22)
Today rs an 8 ,. You re startrng









to r llllt’ll the rewards for your
preyrurrs l‘dlll work Don't spend
rt all on others get something
l‘,.l‘r‘i1l‘‘yUlllStllf This rs perfect
ii, (its its not a Sin

Leo (July 23nAug. 22) ~
ltlrlvly rs an H You've been so
husy fatoiy, you may have over-
looked the need (or romance in
(our lite You'll be reminded
soon so don't otter to work iate

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today rs a 6 The stack of
paperwork you ve been avoiding
rs still there waiting for you
Thwe are a couple of decrsrons
that you've been avorttrng
Mike the :horce that benefits
.rorir tgirrrrly

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Tootiy rs :i 7 The argument
flares up. drawrng your atten-
tron Snoold you iurrip in and try
in settle them all down7 Bring
peace? You want a knuckle
sandwich? Stay out of their

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) __,
Today is an 8 ~71 Gather up
money that's owed to you and
ask for a raise in pay Put in for
that promotion and tell them





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you're right for the job Take
charge of the srtuatron and
you'll do pretty well
Sagittarius (Nov. ZZ-Dec. 21)
7‘ Today rs a 7 Good news
from far away, if nobody calls,
instigate the action Call some-
body long distance and brrghterr
up their day it’ll be fun for you,

Capricorn (Dec. ZZ-Jan. 19)
m Today rs a 6 W Don't brag
about what you've collected
Nobody needs to know, except
you, of course Keep track of
what you re bringing in and
where you're hiding rt
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ~
Today is an 8 777 Your friends
are all excrted about trips that
you could take and other ways
to spend lots of money It you
really cant afford to do those
things, don’t pretend you can
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) ~
Today rs a 7 7 it's back to
work With a vengeance Do the
best you canto keep an rmpa
trent person happy and settled
down Be directive, it necessary
Your strength rs apprecrated

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priblic split trorn stipcrstar
Nick Jonas. lo. b) stepping
out with considerably oltlcr
undcrw‘car inodcl .lirstiir (ins-
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coy at her loth birthtlirs par-
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excited to spend the da) at
l)isiie)liiiitl together." a
source closc to lllc sillgt'i' It“
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bands "Lou-brig." \rdco Ill
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(‘ommg into the tenth gartte of
the season. the men's basketball team
needed a sparl». a kick start to help
the ('ats get their tearrr firing on all
cv lrnder‘s

According to head coach Billy
(tillispie. the (‘als may have found
that spaik.

(in Saturday. the ('ats t7? l) faced
off \'-lllt lorigtiizrc 11\.tl littliana. The

Hoosiers Hit. on probation after

iorincr coach Kelvin Sampson 1t.”
signed last season due to five major
recruiting \tolations. needed a fast
start 11‘. order to overcome their lack
of talent. lndrana head coach Tom
('reau said .

The Hoosiers didn‘t get an early
run. The (‘ats did. .

l ls scored the first 14 points of
the game and btiiit a Zoipoint lead
early en route to a 73754 victory

“()ur defense in the first half was
about as good as it gets. bccattse they
w ere helping each other attd re-
bounding the ball." (iillispic said. “I
couldn’t be more happy about this

.\fter the opening tip. the (‘ats
wasted no time in setting the game‘s
tone .lunror ls'c\in (ialloway cori-
trolled the tip and drove the length of
tlrt court totally the game‘s first has;
kc! Ills! 1\\ti seconds into the contest.
(ii lndiana‘s following possession.
st phomore Patrick Patterson swatted
away the Hoosiers‘ first shot attempt
aird the ('ats grabbed the rebound.

lhtilding on that momentum. l'ls'
made 111 of its first 11 shots from the
lield and climbed to an early 21—1
lead with 13:16 before halftime.

Despite the staggering offensive
clllt'icllt‘y. Itlltittl‘ ~ltitlli' hlt’cls‘s \\;Is
in ~te excited about the team's tlefeir
‘»1\'.‘ ct‘ort in the opening stretch.

"1 \._ can come out and play der
1th; that e\ei_\ game 1 think
\w'il be a very good team." Meck‘s
said "( ‘oaclr ( iillispie always says he
Has a lot of confidence in our de—
:ensc We giust need to buy in and
continue to'play defense the way
now been playing."

The ('ats‘ initial spark on offense


UK 72, lNDIANA 54
Cats thump woeful Hoosrers

and defense carried them to a 32-6
lead with 8:00 before the intermis—
sion. 1n the game's first 12 minutes.
UK‘s swarming defense grabbed sev-
en steals. The (‘ats held a 36-13 ad-
vantage at halftime.

Out of the locker room. the Cats
failed to capture the momentum that
helped build their lead. but the deficit
was too steep for (‘rean’s squad to

"Our guys settled in. It was en—
couraging to see the trrentality that
we played with during that time and
we learrted some valuable lessons
through this." (‘rean said. "We did
get better inside of the gatne in learn—
ing how to play and to stop the
clock. how to keep the pressure on
and create turnovers. Unfortunately.
we could never recover from Ken-
tucky‘s early run."

Early in the second half. the
Hoosiers put together a 10—1 run to
close the gap to 41—26. but sopho—
more .losh Harrellson scored four
straight points for the Cats to halt a
potential momentum swing. Harrell—
son led the Cats with 15 points. 11 of
which came in the first half.

"1 know he cart be a good player
and when he makes baskets. we cart
stretch out the defense." (iillispie said.
"He is beginning to understand how to
play for 40 minutes. and I‘m very
happy with his play and progression.“

The Indiana team that 23.767
Rupp Arena fans saw on Saturday
has little in common with the Indiana
learn that thumped UK last year 7()~
51 on Dec. 7. Outside of the famous
cream~and-crirnson Hoosier uni-
forms. the two lndiana squads share
just two players "7 and no coaches.
()ne of those two players. senior
Kyle Taber. had four points Saturday.

liven though the Hoosiers' season
tnay appear to be no more than a re-
building effort. the win for the Cats in
the prolific rivalry may help propel
them forward to the rest of the year.
junior Perry Stevenson said.

Stevenson. whose six blocks pro—
vided a maior spark on defense. can
feel it.

"Like a rolling stone. we have to
keep going and gathering moss. I
think we‘re going to be all right."



By BWiJones

nitrates ftkylrernél com

1.(tl'lS\ 11.1.1. The [K
women's basketball team discoyered
inst how tough it is to beat a tcain
w rtlr an -\11_L'cl on their side

total of ”Lil", tans attcntlcd
die gantc Sunday the largest
crowd ever to see a women‘s basket—
ball galtie in kt‘ttittt'ky. lilte record
crowd \vitnesscd l' of l. senior fot=
ward Angel .\lc( otrghiry. a presea
son :\llr:\met'itan and national l’lay-
er of the \eai candidate. lead the No.
13 (‘aids with *1 points. nine ic
bounds and si\ steals 111 a 75 5" rout
of the ('ats iit l ovris\ille's l'reedom

"1 giust really admire the way '\ngel
\lc(ttll:.‘llll'_\ plays basketball." {7K
head coach Matthew Mitchell said. "1
would pay to watch her play. When
stick on her game. she's the best play~
ci In the country in my opinion.”

The (‘ats (5-5) were able to keep
things close for much of the first half.
l'ls' ,shot a better percentage from the
field and out—relmunded U of L 19-11
for the game. But Louisville‘s suffo—
cattng defense and a rowdy crowd
lllllltnttt‘tt‘tl the (Hits. who committed
36 turnovers and just eight assists.

Senior center 1-‘leia Roddy led the

Cats with 13 points and a career»hrgh
15 rebounds before foulingout with
3:59 to go in the game. Roddy was
forced to play through foul trouble
because injuries have depleted UK's
depth. ()nly ten players were avail—
able for Mitchell‘s squad Sunday.

()ff the bench. iunior forward Ly»
dra Watkins contributed 15 points on
(rollo shooting to fill a void left by
sophomore forward Victoria Dunlap.
who played only 2-1 minutes because
of foul trouble.

Watkins. who has spent tnuch of

the season iniured. said she could
add much-needed depth to a team
that often finds itself short on talent
when the starting five is forced to go
to the bench.

“It‘s very important that 1 step

or.” Watkins said. “W“‘re kind of

struggling right now with people. so
as rnuclt minutes as 1 can play. 1 try
to help my teatn out."

The Cats. playing in their l.()()()th
game since the women's basketball
program earned varsity status in
1974. were Without senior guard Car—
ly ()rnierod for the fourth consecu—
tive game. She continues to battle
turf toe and sesamoiditis — the same
irriuries that forced her to miss 17
games last season. The Cats are 13
without Omterod this season.













()n-court midterms‘
approach as finals
loom in classroom

As members of the UK men‘s basket-
ball team settles down to take their finals
in the classroom this week. they should be
glad the final exam on
the court is still several
months away.

You would have to
forgive the crowd at
Rupp Arena Saturday
for thinking UK‘s
game against lndiana
would be different
froin the (‘ats‘ early-
season struggles. You
would have to forgive
them for thinking UK
was going to build a
large lead early and
never look back.

The Cats followed through on the first
part of that promise by scoring the first 14
points of the game and hitting 10 of their
first 11 shots on the aftemoon. but UK
outscored [U by only four points the rest
of the way.

“Let's get a 36-point lead and shoot
lS—of—45 every time we can 17K head
coach Billy Gillrspie said after l'K‘s 72-5-1
victory Saturday.

Gillispie has a point: A win is a win.
but for some reason. Saturday‘s game felt
like a letdown. I

This was a rivalry game against a
wounded opponent. Indiana featured only
one player on its roster that saw action in
their 70-51 victory over l'K last season.
That one player. senior Kyle Taber. play ed
one minute in last season‘s contest and
scored only fotir points Saturday.

For the third consecutive season. the
UKJU inatchup was held at one team‘s
home arena after being played at a neutral
site for 15 consecutive seasons. The Rupp
Arena crowd capitali/ed on the home
court advantage.

UK jumped otrt to a 14—11 lead behind
a raucous crowd that showed no signs of
underestimating the Hoosiers When ll' fi-
nally‘ scored its first points with 13:35 left
in the first half. (‘ats junior .lodie {\leeks
immediately answered with a lpornter.

Just as UK seemed well on its way to
exploiting an undermanned Indiana team.
a funny thing happened on the way to the
post-game party. for old titnes‘ sake. the
(‘ats started turning the ball oy er.

“We had too many tunioy ers
(iillispie said. "We started getting a little
bit soft with the ball.“

While L'K will take an 18»point vtctoiy
against a heated ri\al. the team m"- .cd an
opportunity to make a serious statement by
putting together 40 minutes of the stifling
defense they showed in the opening 11).

UK turned the ball o\ er 23 times in
the game ~ the fifth game this season that
UK has committed at least 211 turno\ ers.
lndiana scored 12 points off 13 l'ls' sec»
ond—half 1llm0\crs and outscored the ('ats
41.36 after the break.

“It's early‘._iusl the second week of De.
cernber." Meeks said. “We rust have to
work on that."

He's right. While L’K‘s players and the
rest of UK‘s students will take their final esr
arns this week. the Cats are barely ready for
their rnidtenns on the coun. [iv en if UK‘s
victory Saturday left a sour taste in your
mouth. it was still art 18-point victory I'm
sure a few students out there had some poor
grades at midtetnis as well.

By the time the student body returns
frotn Winter Break. the (‘ats will be into
conference Play. 1f the (tits from Satur-
day’s second half are the team that shows
up in Southeastern Conference play. they
may have a problem. For now. the disap-
pointing second half is just that: a disap-
pointing second half in a blowout victory.

"We have a few things that we need to
finish." sophomore Josh Harrellson said.
“We have a few things that need to click.
but that‘s it. Then we’ll be a really good

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campus parking
woes quickly

"So where aiti I supposed to park the first Wednesday

of the month‘,W

That question. posed by psychology senior Melissa
Brunt]. in a Dec. l0 Kemel article. raises a very important
question: Where exactly cart everyone park on the first
Wednesdays and Thursdays ot every month. when the
dozens of streets along and throughout campus are sup—
posed to be cleared for street cleaningl’

The answer that Brunt! was given. as well as the best
response anyone can give: I really don’t know.

Every month. the city and UK students get into an
awkward dance called street cleaning. In order to keep
roads maintained and looking nice. the city has to use the
street sweepers. But to satisfy the thousands of students.
most of which live off-campus. there must be parking on
streets that line campus. Sure. the easiest answer. and L'K's
famrite. would be for everyone to just buy parking passes.
filling up K—Lot at Commonwealth Stadium.



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far more looks. Ad-
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