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Police: Scalping
a traffic concern

By Chris Johnson and Dariush Shafa

Since 20 people were arrested last week for scalping
UK basketball tickets outside Rupp Arena. many are
wondering why police are stopping people from setting
their own prices on tickets they purchase themselves.

According to Lexington police. scalping tickets is not
as much a concern as the traffic problems that ticket ex-
changes on the street create.

But scalpers don‘t buy that.

Officer William Federspiel. who has been with Lex-
ington police for seven years and has been working
game-day traffic for a year. cited traffic clogging issues
as the main reason the police are paying more attention
to scalping.

“We need to keep the area two blocks from the stadi-
um — where most of the traffic is — as clear as possible
for pedestrians and motorists,” Federspiel said Sunday
from his post directing traffic at the intersection of
Main Street and South Broadway: "We‘re just enforcing
the law. which is the two-block rule."

Lexington law prohibits any ticket sales within a
two~block radius of Rupp Arena. regardless of ticket

Lt. Shawn Coleman. the command post officer on site
at Sunday's game. said scalping citations have decreased
and people are paying more attention to the rule.

“Our primary concern is traffic." Coleman said.
“With any product. there would be too much buying and
selling. whether it's tickets or homemade baked goods."

Coleman said there had been no traffic incidents be-
fore games involving pedestrians. “There have been a
couple close calls.“ he said. “People have braked sudden-
ly to get out of the way of pedestrians. People have
pulled off the road to get to scalpers and caused a prob-

Coleman said the traffic problem occurs every year.

“The only difference this year is the number of
(scalpers) we got." Coleman said.

“(Scalping enforcement by police) is a yearly occur-

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Tsunami Sorrow

Members of UK’s community struggle
With the aftermath of a tsunami half a world away
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By Elizabeth Troutman


Maiya Geethani de—
scribes her homeland the
way many Americans de-
scribe paradise.

“It’s a small island.“ she
said. “It's summer through
the year. and the beaches
are really nice."

That changed Dec. 26.

Geethani. president of
UK's International Student
Council. was at a party in
Arizona when she heard
the news that a massive
earthquake hit close to Sri
Lanka. She and her friends

‘ .' er by the railroad
_ tracks.
moan |

UK alumna and Thai-

land native Pam Pet-
tanakul is determined to
contribute to the tsunami
relief in her own way
even though her family in
Bangkok was not directly
effected by last month‘s
natural disaster.

“I feel sorry for what

the tsunami devastated
South Asia. she heard from
in Columbo.

family in Columbo but had
trouble getting through.

immediately went
and turned on CNN.



She tried calling her

"There was a problem
getting through to the
country." she said.

Three days later. after

her family
Geethani discovered that

See Tsunami on page A2

happened. and I will do
anything to help people

See Relief on page A2






rence. and this is the first year it's gotten major play."
said Lt. John Jacobs. who said the two people cited for

See Tickets on page A3

Freshman guard Crawford leaves team, wants to transfer


UK head coach Tubby
Smith announced yesterday
that freshman guard .loe
Crawford will transfer and
has been granted a release
to talk to other schools.

Crawford and his par-
ents met with Smith Mon-
day to discuss his intention
to leave UK. and Smith said
on his weekly radio show
later that night he expected
the freshman to transfer.

The UK head coach read
a brief statement yesterday.
but he declined to take any
questions regarding Craw-

“We're certainly disap-
pointed that Joe chose to
transfer." Smith said.
"We‘ve given him his re
lease. and we wish him the
best wherever he decides to
continue his collegiate ca-
reer. He’s a kid that will do
well wherever he goes."

Crawford had played in
all 12 of UK's games. com-

Middie-éisss students stand toiose hundreds in Pe

offline dim
Federal legislation passed
just before winter break could
decrease or eliminate
Pell Grant funding for as
many as 20 percent of UK's
undergraduate students.
President Bush signed an
appropriations spending bill
Dec. 8. part of which allowa
the Department of Education
to reconfigure its method for
calculating Pell Grant aid. The
same bill appmves a $458 mil-

ing off the bench to average
3.8 points and 2.4 rebounds
per game. He was one of
three McDonald's All-Amer-
icans recruited by Smith
this season after averaging
24 points. 11 rebounds and
seven assists in an
undefeated senior
season at Detroit‘s
Renaissance High

Recruiting Web
site Rivalscom
ranked him the No.
9 overall recruit in
the 2004 class.

Crawford‘s 13.3
minutes per game
are the most of
any Wildcat reserve. but
some of his teammates said
they could tell he was un-
happy with his playing

He played only four min-
utes in UK‘s Southeastern
Conference opener against
South Carolina last week
and a season-low three min
utes in Sunday's loss to
Kansas. failing to score in

lion funding increase for the
program. meaning it now has
a record $12.4 billion to distrib
ute. according to the Ameri»
can Council on Education.
UK's Office of Student l-‘i-
nancial Aid said changes to
the way the national govern-
ment determines financial aid
will produce mixed results for
the 3.532 UK students who
used Pell Grants last year.
“This will enable other stu-
dents on the lower-income end
of it t‘ pick up some funds.“
said David Prater. associate di-

“He's a kid
that will do
well wherever
he goes.”
Tubby Smith

both games.

“1 could tell he wasn't
playing as well as he would
have liked to." said senior
forward Chuck Hayes.
"There were times he
wished he could have done
more things and
gotten more op-

“But that's
what happens
when you come in
as a freshman."

Hayes. who
also came to UK
as a highly-touted
recruit forced to
fight for playing
time. said he too
had second thoughts early
in his freshman season.

Hayes said he wished
Crawford had spoken to
him before making a deci-

“That's what really sur~
prised me." he said. “He
usually comes in and asks
me questions. And i always
tell him to ask me ques-
tions. But he never said

UK head coach

rector for UK‘s Office of Stu-
dent Financial Aid. "The prob
lem is. with the increase in
cost of higher education going
up at a rapid rate due to a lack
of funding from the state. stu-
dents have a greater need for

Prater estimated that the
average UK student affected
by the Pell Grant changes
could lose 8200 to am Al-
though the precise figure is
“hard to iii a finger on." he
said stu ts ftom the middle
class would be hurt the worst.


UK basketball
spokesman Scott Stricklin
said Crawford has been
granted a full release to talk
to any school. but no school
had asked for his transcript

Stricklin said Crawford
will be eligible to compete
in January 2006. but he will
have limited eligibility be-
cause of the timing of his

The letter of intent
Crawford signed when he
committed to UK is valid
for one season. Since Craw-
ford has not completed an
entire season. he could end
up with only one and a half
seasons of eligibility once
he transfers. lf UK releases
him from his letter of in-
tent. he could get another
year. but that would be a
move no basketball pro-
gram has ever made in the
middle of a season.

Stricklin said this is the
first time a basketball pro-
gram has been faced with

um an |
UK freshman guard Joe Crawford has left the team to seek a transfer.

He had playe

this decision.
“if we were to let him
out of it. it would be prece-

the sixth-most minutes on the team.

dent setting.“ he said.
See Crawford on page M



According to the Ameri
can Council on Education. the
changes to calculating finan-
cial aid will save the Pell
Grant program about $300 mil-
lion per year. Under these al-
terations. 89.000 college stu-
dents nationwide will lose
their grants altogether.

“What we think is going to
happen is the student and the
more and will be making that
up with more ml loans."
Prater said. “ ne's giving
us more money to compensate

for this.

“This creates bigger gaps.
but families will just have to
bormw more money if they
value education." he said.

Prater said he’s even more
concerned about families who
receive a 31.700 grant from the
state. Eligibility for that grant
is determined by eligibility for
a Pell Grant.

“Even if you‘re eligible for
one Pell Grant dollar. then
they’re OK." Prater . “But
for those families. it‘s allor—
nothing proposition.

11 Grant money

“You say 3300 a year isn‘t
bad. but they can also lose that
$1.700. which is huge.

Previously. the Pell Grant
program used tax tables from
1988 to help calculate how
much aid a student should re-
ceive. By updating these tables
and changing eligibility re-
quirements, it appears as if
students and their families
have more money to m for
college than they really do,
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HUT BAY. India Search-
ing through the rubble of his
home for anything still whole.
Laksmiah M. Poleh can see
life‘s options quite clearly.

He can give up and move
his family back to their home
state. more than 1.000 miles
away on India‘s mainland
and. if he‘s lucky, find work as
a tenant farmer making $35 a



Or he can stay on Little
Andaman Island and contin-
ue to work as a peon. serving
tea and running errands in
the harbor works department
for $180 a month. for as long
as the government will keep
paying him.

Seen through eyes made
red by worry and tears. the
choices come down to one
His best chance of surviving.
and keeping his family of sev-

en whole. is to keep on trying
to live here next to the ocean
that has destroyed everything
he owned.

"We are scared of the sea
now. mostly because We don't
know when the water will
come and strike us again.“
Poleh said. "But what can we
do? We can‘t leave this place
and go to the mainland. After
all we won't have anything to
eat there."

Their fears. and quiet de-

termination. are common to
hundreds of other towns and
villages across southern Asia.
where at least 5 million sur-
vivors are homeless. The
United Nations predicts it will
take from five to 10 years to
repair the damage wrought
by the Dec. 26 earthquake and

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her father had been in the most devas-
tated area during the disaster.

“My mom said one big wave came
and swept away the whole city." she

Geethani‘s mother told her that
her aunt was missing.

“We are looking and praying she is
alive.“ Geethani said. “According to
what my mom said. her husband is
still looking for her.

“They had a big bungalow near the
beach. They saw the wave coming to-
ward the house. and they got in the
car. The car was swept away."

Geethani said she called her aunt
annually and that her family was very
close. Her aunt and uncle own a co
conut estate in Galle that was de
stroyed by the tsunami.

“She was really friendly and really
jovial." she said of her aunt. " We are
pretty close. their family and my fami-

"I remember before moving to
Galle. they had a little dog.“ she said.
“They didn‘t want to take the dog so
they gave us the dog...(‘liandi. A

“I don't think you give a (log to

Geethani said her uncle is current-
ly staying with neighbors and friends.
She said her mother told her that
many of her friends are presumed

Continued from page At
over in Thailand." she said.

Pettanakul was one of many student
volunteers who helped organize a silent
auction at Siam Thai Restaurant Jan. 8
to raise money for the relief effort

She graduated from ITK with a mas
ter‘s degree in business last month and
has lived in Lexmgton for a year and a

Many of her Lexmgton peers have
expressed concern for her country and
the people suffering. I’ettanaktil said.

“Everyone asks me if my family is
()K back there.‘ she said. "I say. ‘.Well
thank you. btit my family is not atlectwi '
But I feel bad abotit what has happened

"I talk to my friends about it all the
time. They talk about what‘s happened.
what they see in the news and on T\‘,"

Siam Thai Restaurant raised Slooo
for the Thai .-\ssociation of Kentucky.

which will contribute all proceeds to a
Thai Consolate in (‘hicago that provides

“I still can't believe it." she said.
“It's like they are just missing.

"The damage is big.“ she said.
“People have lost lives. People have
lost their boats."

Beshan Kulapala. Geethani's fi-
ance. is a UK alumni and Sri Lankan
native whose family was also affected
by the tsunami.

Kulapala graduated with a degree
in engineering in 2001 and was a stu-
dent intern at UK's Office of Interna-
tional Affairs.

He is currently pursuing his doc-
torate at Arizona State University.
Geethani was visiting him when the
disaster occurred.

"His mom spoke to me about it."
she said. “He was totally devastated.

"He is pretty patriotic." Geethani
added. “He wants to go back when we
are done with school."

Beshan was the founder of the Sri
Lankan Student Association at Ari-
Zona State. where Geethani helped or‘
ganize a vigil.

“They attended the ceremony. they
lit candles and they said prayers." she
said. adding that priests from differ
ent religions also came to the event.

Geethani will plan a similar vigil
with the International Student Coun-
cil scheduled for next week. She said
the ceremony will be open to all stu-

She wants the event to be an op-
portunity for each international orga-
nization to raise funds for the relief
effort and for students to remember
the disaster in South Asia.

“I would like students not to forget
what happened and try to help." she

funding for the Thailand Ministry of Iti-

Items included in the auction were a
81.700 mattiess donated by Tempur-Pedic
and a $200 painting donated by The Pad-
dock gift shop at Keeneland

Sukjai Charoensuk. former president
of the Thai Student Association. said she
is surprised at how many people re-
sponded to the need in South Asia.

"I was surprised that so many people
came to support us." she said.

(‘baroensuk plans on graduating
with a doctoml degree from ITK's (‘ollege
of Nursing in May She said the Lexing-
ton Thai community feels connected to
the tragedy in their homeland.

"We feel we are the same." she said.
"We are Thai people. so we are the same.

"They experience it there. so We also
feel sad. We know we are going to

have many homeless and many or-
phaned. and we would like to do some»
thing to help them "

(‘haroensuk does not know anyone
hurt by the disaster but has friends that
live in affected areas.

"Personally. I have some friends in
l’huket. btit nobody got hurt They Just
lost some property." she said.






“It doesn't matter if you can give
money. Students can come to the vigil.
light a candle and say a prayer.“

Geethani has not visited her home-
land since December 2003. Her parents
will come to America to see her grad-
uate in May. Her wedding is scheduled
for this summer in Atlanta.

“My friends have been support-
ive." she said.

“They have been calling me and
asking how my family is.

”You think ‘()kay. the people here
don‘t care because it is another coun-
try‘... but people want to help." she

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“I think Thai people have never expe-
rienced something like this before. This
is the worst natural thing that we have

The Bluegrass lndo-American Civic
Society held a prayer meeting Jan. 9 ded-
icated to the victims of the tsunami.

Twelve candles were lit for each na-
tion affected by the natural disaster.

Lexmgton Mayor Teresa Isaac attend»
ed the meeting and encouraged Lexingto-
nians to contribute to the efforts.

“()ur obligation of citizenship is
reaching out to those across the world."
she said. “I think students want to help."

The society's president. (layatri
Varanasi. plans on taking a trip to India
next month to assist in the cause to re-
build the country

"Every penny of all contributed shall
be dispersed to the most severely effected
countries.“ Varanasi said.

“The world as a community contin-
ties to do a commendable job." she said.

Varanasi said the relief fund will use
money to supply small villages with
boats. nets and other living materials.

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PAG£A3 I Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005

Search for new chief months away

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UK will not be seeking a new police
chief in the near future. according to a
UK official currently filling the position.

Director of Public Safety Ken Clevi-

day" to his schedule.

tions for the police are
being handled by Assis»
tant Chief Stephanie
Bastin and Maj.

dence. who is currently acting chief of

police. has been filling the position
since former UK police chief Fred Otto

Ill resigned Nov. 23.

Clevidence is now responsible for
some of the duties of police chief.
adding “just a few more hours every

(‘levidence said he
was reluctant to rush
choosing a new chief.

“I haven't decided
that yet."




”I’ 11 let things get settled down and

then evaluate.
“In a couple of months l'll make a

()tto resigned a month after being
reprimanded by (Tlevidence for using a
UK police employee. Nathan Brown. to
help him with work on his doctoral de-
gree. which he was pursuing at Eastern
Kentucky University.

Though lTK reprimanded ()tto, EKU
officials said they were not going to purv
sue any disciplinary action.

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scalping at the Kansas
game weren’t arrested be-
cause the law against scalp-
ing states that it is not an
arrestable offense.

The 20 arrests made at
the South Carolina game
Jan. 5 were in connection
with 22 violations of a city
ordinance that prohibits
selling of tickets, even at
or below face value. within
two blocks of Rupp Arena.
as well as a state law
against scalping.

Sgt. Rob Williams of the
Lexington vice squad said
the amount of money in-
volved makes scalping “big
business." with hundreds
and even thousands of dol-
lars changing hands in
some cases. and not just at
UK basketball games.

“There are a couple (of
scalpers) that have made or
will make over $100,000 a
year." Williams said.

However. after the slew
of arrests at the South Car-
olina game. Williams said
the results were noticeable.

“There was a big
change (Sunday)." he said.
“(The sidewalk) was clear."

Though it has become a
major issue as of late, Ja-

cobs said he believes it has
gotten more attention than

“I think this thing is ob-
viously overplayed." he
said. “Some people who
were arrested voiced their
opinion. and their voice

Despite the controversy.
Williams said police will
continue to enforce the law.

Ticket brokers aren‘t
convinced that traffic is the
main reason for police to
crack down.

“The university is the
biggest ticket scalper." said
James Lowry. 30. a local
man who did not wish to be
identified further, but said
he has a job and that traf-
ficking in tickets as a sole
source of income was “just

“They're shielding be-
hind the law and the city
council lets them. It‘s all
politics down here. It al-
most makes me embar-
rassed to live here."

Lowry said that an im-
provement on the universi-
ty's policies would be to
put the amount of a dona-
tion someone made to the
university -»- a practice re-
quired for consideration to
elite ticket levels for UK
football and basketball
games ~ on the face of the

“Let's get down to the

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(middle) Lexington Community College pre- pharmacy sophomore
Demecia Combs and her brother Terrell Combs talk with Northern
Kentucky resident Dallas Brock before the UK basketball game Jan 9.

real math here.“ Lowry

Lowry stays out of trou-
ble with police by making
potential buyers make of-
fers on tickets. Police offi-
cers are not allowed to
make offers over thet ace
value of the ticket and then
prosecute someone for ac-
cepting it.

Matt Couch. 15. a stu-
dent at Casey County High
in Liberty. Ky. said. "1
think they have more to do
with their time." (‘ouch
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before game time Sunday
at the intersection of High
and Rose streets.

James Allen. 28. who
was trading at the intersec-
tion of Upper and High
streets. also does not use
ticket profit as his own
source. of income. “It‘s a
gamble." Allen said.
“Sometimes. yeah. I‘ll
make $200 a night, but the
next night 1 could lose

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[)EC. 22 While Louisville and Northern Kentucky were
blanketed by more than a foot of snow. Lexington residents
dealt with ice. About an half-inch of ice fell as sleet or freezing
rain overnight. making driving diffith and getting into vehi-
cles close to impossible. The weather was not as bad as the ice
storm of 2003. when two inches of ice shut down UK and
caused widespread power outages.

Temperatures with this storm plunged into the single dig-
its. giving Central Kentuckians a white. icy Christmas.


JAN. 2 The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Govern-
ment inaugurated five new council members over break. The
new council lost three councilwomen. leaving two remaining.
Jennifer Mossotti did not seek re-election and was replaced by
Jay McChord in the 9th district. Mossotti served on the council
for eight years. With the election of George Myers for the 8th
district. there will be three African-Americans on the new
council. the largest number since 1978. Myers replaced Fred
Brown. who was one of the council's more senior members
with 13 years of service. Brown dirt not seek reelection.

Ed Lane won a 12th district seat against incumbent Gloria
Martin. Martin was a vocal supporter of planning and historic
preservation and served on the council for 11 years. Other de-
feated council members include the 11th district‘s l’aul Brooks.
who was replaced by Richard Moloney. and the lath district's
Wanita Sipe Elison. who was appointed to finish out a seven-
month term after the seat was vacated by Al Mitchell. who left
to become the state‘s fire marshal. Kevin Stinnett replaced Eli-

General Asserribly prepares for session

JAN. 4 The Kentucky General Assembly held a fourday
organizational session starting .lan. l in preparation for the
regular session. Feb. 1 to March 22. The organizational session
dealt mainly with procedural issues such as committees and
leadership. but the legislature has many debates to face in the
coming weeks.

Gov. Ernie Fletcher has proposed a major revision of the
tax code. similar to the revision proposed last year that failed to
win major support.

The legislature will also face pressure to pass a budget. No
budget was passed during last year‘s full session when mem-
bers could not reach an agreement over taxes.

Pharmacy students disciplined for ‘terron'stic threatening' '

JAN. 11 Several students in the UK t‘ollege of Pharmacy
have been disciplined following an incident. but UK adminis-
tration officials are refusing to disclose the punishment and the
incident behind it citing privacy rules.

Capt. Paul Grant of the UK Police Department said the po
lice were contacted following the incident. “(It was at terroris-
tic threatening type of deal and we were asked to get involved."
Grant said. adding that it involved approximately 20-30 stu-
dents. ‘ollowing the police investigation. Grant said police de-
cided that no further action was required. “We did an investi-
gation and determined there was no criminal action involved."
Grant said. “From a police standpoint we are through with it."

A statement from the (‘ollege of Pharmacy said. "We have
had incidences of unprofessional conduct among students in
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 PAGE M I Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005

Trustees name dorms, debate enrollment growth

By Adam Sichlio
M litmucrr itmntr

The three new dorms un-
der construction on South
Campus now have an identity

following yesterday‘s Board of

Trustees meeting

The board honored Mar-
garet lngels. John T. Smith and
Dale Baldwin all UK gradu-
ates by naming the new
dorriis after them.

lngels Hall honors the first
woman in the nation to earn a
graduate degree in rnm'hanical
engineering. which lngels did
in two. ‘our years prior. she
became the first woman to
earn an engineering degree
from UK.

Smith Hall recognizes the

first black student to earn a
doctorate degree from UK a
philosophy doctorate lll 1961.
He later returned to UK to
serve as its first black vice
president in UK's administra
tion. He died in 19%.

"He 'as an educator and a
scholar who had quite a lot to
do with my educational
growth." said Elaine Wilson. a
trustee and a UK alumna.

Baldwin Hall honors a for
mer captain of the UK cheer
leading squad who injured
himself ix‘r't‘orming a front tlip
before the Blue-White basket-
ball scrimmage iri Novemlwr
1986. The injuries to his head
and neck caused him to be-
come a quadriplegic. He grad

uated with a double major in
marketing and finance in 1991).
“l was shocked and sur-

prised." Baldwin said. "A lot of

those people who have had
buildings named after them
have had a lot of achieve
merits." he said,

Before the board approved
the naming of the dorms.
l’rovost Mike Nietzel present-
ed the final firidirtgs of a study
examining how undergradu
are enrollment growth has im»
pacted education at UK.

In his preliminary report.
presented last month to a
board sulx‘omrnittm‘. Nietzel
said the data suggested that
[K has managed to maintain a
quality education while UK

New members swing council

Bv Troy Lyle
le ritntum KERNEL

A packed house attended
the Lexingttml‘ayette Urban
(‘ounty (‘ouncil‘s first work
session of 2003 yesterday.
awaiting word on the coiideni
nation status of Kentucky
Ariierican Water t‘o.

Supporters and opponents
alike gathered. with signs in
hand and 'l‘sliirts‘ expressing
their views. waiting to see how
the new council would ap-
pmach the issue.

Last month. Mayor 'l‘eresa
lsaac attempted to call a spe
cial meeting in a last second
effort to put the condemnation


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"This was an overall
spending bill for the entire
tederal government hun
dreds of billions of dollars."
said (‘liandleiz w ho voted to
pass the hill, “lt had many im»
proveiiients for ditlei‘eiit areas
of education. but i' also had
some cluiikei's in l’

of the water company on the
ballot in the next general elec»
tion. in Novemlx'r 3006.

An organized noeshow by
five council members thwart-
ed that etfon and left the issue
to be decided by the new couii

"We‘ve been discussing
this issue for three years and
have porrnded this until were
blue in the face." said \‘ice
Mayor Mike Scanlon.

"'l‘here's nothing new to be
said. and l believe we should
move on with the vote."

Fourth district council»
woman Linda Gortori ex-
pressed her concerns with

"Tliis was one of them.”
he said. referring to the l’ell
Grant change. (‘handler is co
sponsoring a bill to eliminate
the l’ell Grant eligibility
changes that t‘origress :ip
proved last month.

l’rater cautioned that
these changes might not be
the reason a student loses l’ell
Grant funding

“lri riiost cases. this won't
be the reason ill be a
change in their family situa-
tion.” Prater said. “Someone
else in the family may go off
to college. or the family ("i ruld

moving too fast on the issue.

"We have spent two years
discussing this issue." she

"It would behoove us as a
council that is considerate of
public opinion to open this for

All but one of the five new
council members voted
against condemnation. The
measure against condemna
tion passed with an tl-Al vote,

The motion will now tnove
forward to its second reading
and will be placed on tomor-
rt rw‘s docket.

In that meeting. the court-
cil will allow anyone a maxi-

haye made sure mort- over the
past year. and that could
bump them down or out of
l’ell Grant contention.

“This adds stress particu-
larly when students graduate.
because they will have so
much money to pay back.” he

"'l'liat's what they'll have
to fall back on. however."

l‘olrtical science junior
.lulius Woods is one of those
students. He has a job at the
(‘ats lien in the Student (‘en‘
ter btit said he will need to
add some more hours to make

has accepted record-high

freshman classes in each of

the past three cohorts.

The only aspect that
changed in the final draft
which included fall