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February 19, 2002


Celebrating 30years of independence

I remember hiding from
the cops behind a couch
in the lounge of the
journalism building that








Noted author returns
to Where it all began

Pushing the pen: As she returns to UK,
Mason reflects on her years as a student

By Tracy Kershaw

She traipsed around cainv
pus in Italian sunglasses and a
chic. black raincoat tied around
her thin waist. In 1958. when
most female UK students duti—
fully wore skirts to class. she
wore jeans.

She wrote satire for the stu-
dent~run newspaper poking
fun at university policies and
the Greek system ~ and broke
the 10 pm. dorm curfew.

Even students who had
never met Bobbie Ann Mason
knew about her.

Mason. who at 61 is one of
Kentucky‘s most prominent au-
thors. said. “I tried to be

It worked Her former

Literary legends

classmates remember Mason as
a witty and sophisticated un-
dergraduate. adjectives that
still define her and her writing

Since writing her first
short stories in UK creative
writing classes during the late
‘50s and early '60s. Mason has
established a presence in the
East Coast literary scene. WI‘li‘
ing about Kentucky and its peo-
ple. She has published several
collections of short stories.
three novels and a Pulitzer
Prize finalist memoir. She also
has the distinction of being the
first author to use the word
"fuck" in the New Yorker.

She and her husband
moved back to Kentucky in
1990 and live on an Anderson
County farm. In July. Mason

mcuwoao l KIRNELSTH?

Mason appeared with teller authors Ed McCianahan, James Baker Nail,
Gurney Norman and Wendell Berry at a tall reading on campus.



returned to [K for a fivevyear
stay as the university‘s first

She has yet to decorate her
campus office; the off-white
walls are bare. the shelves

"This reminds me of my
dorm rooms. I never decorat-
ed." she says. opening the
blinds to at least add light to
the barren room on the English
department floor of Patterson
Office Tower.

She didn't spend enough
time in her dorm room for it to
merit decorations. She was too
busy bouncing on the spring
board that would launch her
from a small Western Kentucky
farm town to the literary world
of the north.

'Bobbie in the center'

IfK English Professor Gur-
ney Norman was one of those
who knew of Mason before he
ever met her.

“By the end of her fresh-
man year. I had just begun to
notice there was a lively person
around." says Norman. who
was a senior during Mason's
freshman year. "Even as a
freshman she was a bright

Norman didn‘t meet Mason
until the fall of 1939. when a
burst of laughter drew him into
the Kentucky Kernel

"I walked by the Kernel of-
fire and heard all this uproari-
ous laughter." he says. "I went
in and it was Bobbie in the cen
ter of it all. generating just the
best jokes "

It was because of Norman
that Mason was standing in the
Kernel office at all During her
freshman year. she read the hu
mor columns written by Norr
man and another student. Hap
(‘awood Their satirical styles

inspired \lason to begin writ
ing her own humor columns for
the Kernel. pieces that Norman
recalls as "very witty."

“It was thrilling to get your
stuff in print. Working on the
Kernel validated your identi-
y " Mason says. "It gave you a

Plus. it was “just a whole
lotta fun." Her coworkers
would stuff her onto the dumb—
waiter that carried the proofs
from the upstairs office to the
basement printing presses.
Once she and her roommate
and partner in crime. Kyra
Hackley stayed out all night
at the Kernel. breaking the 10
pin. dorm curfew.

"I remember hiding from
the cops behind a couch in the
lounge of the journalism build-
ing that night." she says. laugh-
ing. ”There was a lot of
nighttime activity in that

Along with the antics. Ma-
son and her Kernel coworkers
worked hard. She remembers
when the staff was allowed to
stay all night at the paper to
cover the 1960 presidential elec-
tion. "that was the most excit-
ing time I spent at the Kernel."

Later. she covered
Kennedy‘s speech at UK for the
paper. Hordes of students and
faculty crowded around the Ad-
ministration Building to hear
Kennedy speak. Mason can‘t re-
member what the young presi-
dent talked about that day. but
she can remember how striking
he looked to the college stu-

“He made a strong visual
impact on me." she says. "He
had on blue. and the color of his
hair was unique a sandy

Mason made a strong visus
al impact on the campus. too.

See MASON on 3



in car accident

Friends mourn: Undeclared sophomore
‘always put a smile on people's faces’

By Jimmy Nesbltt

STAFF Will“?

A UK sophomore died in
a head-on crash Saturday
when his Acura reportedly
crossed over into oncoming
traffic on Leestown Road and
struck another vehicle, Jef-
frey Foley. 20. died of multiple
injuries and blunt trauma as
a result of the crash.

Foley was on his way
back to lexington after a brief
visit to hometown of
Louisville. Pi Kappa Alpha
member John (‘ooper was
waiting for his fraternity
brother to arrive.

"We were going to do
something Saturday night."
said Cooper. 21. a political sci-
ence junior.

When (‘ooper found out.
Foley had been involved in an
accident. he called hospitals
all around Lexington. but
couldn't find out anything.
(‘ooper later talked to Foley's
family. They told him what
happened and that Foley had

Cooper met Foley during
rush last year. He chose him
to be his little brother. “I
chose him because he was the


most charismatic tout ot the
group)." he said

“He had more heart than
anyone I've ever met.”

Jessica Till‘lllo. 19. an ele-
mentary education sopho
more. laughed as she remem-
bered Foley. She described his
personality in one word'

“He would always put a
smile on people‘s faces "

Tardio became good
friends With Folev this year.

“The last time I saw him
was on campus." she said.

Fraternity brother Ron
nie Doak. an economics se~
nior. thought highly of Foley.

“He was a great man. had
a lot of heart." he said.

“He died too young."

Foley was almost home
when the accident occurred.
“He was just to minutes be
hind the people he was follow
ing." Cooper said.

The more he hung around
him. the closer (‘ooper and
Foley got. “He was more like a
real brother than a fraternity

It has not been deter-
mined whether alcohol or
drugs were involved in the

Sprinkler systems in
‘good working order'

By Rebecca ideal


When Lindsey French
awoke early Friday morning
to the fire alartn in Blanding
Tower. she noticed more than
just smoke in the hallway.

"Even with all of the
smoke. the sprinklers never
went off." said French. an un
declared freshman.

The sprinkler system
should not have gone off. said
Garry Beach. UK fire marshal.

The early morning fire in
Blanding Tower. which
prompted the evacuation of
residents for two hours. was
too minor to activate the
sprinkler system. Beach said.

“There just wasn't enough
heat for the sprinklers." he
said “The fire simply burned
itself out.

“While a fire is dangerous
no matter how small it is. this
fire was a minor fire ”

Two bulletin boards,
three doors and a trashcan
were damaged in the fire.

Most sprinklers are not
activated until a fire‘s temper
ature reaches between 1&3 and
180 degrees. said Bruce Mor
gan. acting chief deputy for

the Kentucky Fire Marshal‘s

Beach said that just be-
cause the sprinklers were not
activated during the Blanding
Tower fire did not mean the
sprinkler sy stem is inade

”The sprinkler system is
sufficient and in good working
order." he said.

After the 1998 Murray
State dormitory fire that
killed a student. Gov. Paul
Patton mandated that all state
university dorms four stories
and taller must have sprin-
kler systems

Beach said only Kirwan I.
II. III and IV are not equipped
with sprinkler systems. but
the installation of sprinklers
is set to begin within the next

In addition. the sprinkler
systems in lazer and
Keeneland Halls will be i
graded this summer All con-
struction should be completed
by August. Beach said

A sprinkler system saved
the Sigma Chi fraternity
house from major damage
when a fire broke out in its
kitchen last August




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