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Bedbugs bite campus
Lexington has seen 19 bed bug cases so far this

year —— including one in Blanding Tower
See PAGE 6

Hockey team celebrating more offense since last
year’s mid-season additions

See PAGE 3


Hall director resigns after 4th harassment report

By Sean Rose
srose kykernelc corn

The former director of Haggin Hall
and Holmes Hall resigned last month in
the wake of sexual-harassment charges
strewn out over the past three and a half

Brian Bowman resigned Sept. 11.
the day after the fourth sexual-harass-
ment complaint during his employment
was brought against him. Bowman was
the director of Holmes Hall this semes-
ter and served as Haggin Hall's director
from fall 2003 to last spring.

During the fall 2003 semester. a
resident adviser in Haggin claimed that
Bowman made unwanted sexual ad-
vances toward him.

the rubbing of his back the flicking of
his ear and the playing with his hair."
said a formal letter to Bowman from
Marcia Shrout. assistant director of
North and Central Campuses for Resi-
dence Life dated February 13. 2004.

The RA who brought the charges
also shared with UK officials a copy of
an instant message conversation be-
tween him and Bowman. in which
Bowman tried to convince the RA to
participate in “bisexual exploration."
Bowman later said he was joking dur:
ing the instant message conversation.
according to the letter.

About a year later. an RA in Haggin
brought complaints against Bowman.
According to another formal letter
Shrout sent Bowman on March l0.

grabbed (his) genitals“ while they
were around each other Bowman de-
nied grabbing himself.

The next fall, an RA claimed Bow—
man “touched his ear and the back of
his neck in a way that made him feel
uncomfortable," according to another
formal letter sent to Bowman from
Tony Ralph. associate director of resi-
dence life, on April 21, 2006.

In February 2006. following the
third complaint. Bowman was found in
violation of UK's sexual-harassment
policy. He was placed on disciplinary
probation for the rest of the semester
and was required to take a sexual-ha-
rassment prevention training program.

Bowman was warned in the letter
from Ralph that “any additional viola-

ment policy during your employment
may lead to immediate termination of

In September. Andy Hartley. then
the assistant director of Holmes Hall
and now the interim director, reported
to Ralph that an RA claimed he had “a
number of uncomfortable incidents in-
volving Brian."

“He explained in one particular sit-
uation Brian invited (the RA) down to
his apartment," said the e-mail from
Hartley to Ralph. “Brian showed (the
RA) a number of sexual items. Upon
leaving the apartment (the RA) was
handed a porn magazine."

The e-mail quoted Brian as telling
the RA he was trying to “help out a fel—
low gay."

the next day said UK spokeswoman
Gail Hairston. The UK employee sepa-
ration fonn in Bowman‘s personnel file
indicated that he voluntarily resigned in
anticipation that he would be tired.

Holmes and Haggin Hall directors
declined to comment on the situation.
as did Residence Life officials.

UK released a statement last week
stating that the case was handled cor-

“In regards to Brian Bowman, all
policies and procedures were followed
consistently by the university with ap-
propriate steps taken in the course of
the investigation." the statement said.
“This case was handled properly with
the safety and protection of all parties
as a priority."

“These behaviors were described 'dS 2005. the RA claimed Bowman tion of the University’s sexual harass- Bowman resigned through e-mail See Director on page 6


Women share

By Meghan Cain

Tears. hugs and emotion defined the mood in
Memorial Hall last night. as six women spoke out
about their experiences with abortion.

UK Students for Life hosted the event Silent No
More. where women raised awareness about the re-
sults of abortion by telling their stories.

Alissa Santor, an elementary education senior
and president of UK Students for Life. said she de-
cided to bring this event to campus because many
women at UK and around Lexington may be suffer-
ing from what she describes as the pains of abortion
or may be considering abortion.

“These women (the speakers) are the true faces
of what abortion can do to women." Santor said.

About 35 people were present at this event.
which began with a video explaining the Silent No
More campaign. It said abortion causes pain and
creates an overall sense of emptiness.

“This is a gathering of women who share a com-
mon bond — each had an abortion." said Kathy
Rutledge. a speaker last night and regional coordina’
tor for the Silent No More campaign in Eastern
Kentucky. “We want everyone to know abortion is-
n‘t a simple procedure. It has caused us more pain
and suffering than we ever thought it would."

Rutledge said the women speaking that night
were the “missing voices of truth." She said the
truth was that abortion does hurt women.

Each woman that spoke came from a different
background. Some went to college. some were
abused growing up. some were married. and some
were single — but all were linked through abortion.

“We have all suffered from shame and the fear
ofjudgment by our family and friends. the people
who are generally supposed to support us." Rutledge

All of the women also spoke that once they were
in the abortion room. the doctors and nurses would
not allow them to change their minds and keep their

“I was surprised at the many women that talked
that they couldn‘t go back on their decision." said
Jean Jaindl. a freshman classics major. “The doctors
and nurses seemed so insensitive to their feelings."

The women also emphasized that their religion



swing low

A UK club invites Lexington residents to
enjoy music and dance circa 1930. The
HepKats swing dance class meets every
Monday night from 8:15 to 9 at the
Tates Creek Recreational Center.


Above: A couple looks on as Mike and Mary Richardson, center, teach
the swing dancrng class last night at the Tates Creek Recreation Center
Right: Couples pair up during the class put on the UK swing dance club


See Abortion on page 5 PHOTOS av KASHA STEVENSON isms


Ag. dean scholarship hopes
to raise funds with ice cream

By Blake M. Tyra


Group calls for
collegiate action
in world hunger

fessors - “I“ be scooping ice cream for pa»

Cold Stone w ill donate 3] to the scholar

John Carr, 3 chemical engineering freshman, signs
up yesterday for the battle against world hunger
during the presentation by Project Compassion.


By Katie Salt:

news@kykernel com

Anyone who walked in front of the Student Center yes-
terday could grab a piece of bread or a vegetable for a
quick snack on his or her way to class.

These students were fortunate enough to eat yesterday.
but 852 million others went to bed hungry. according to the
World Food Program.

Project Compassion. a group from Georgetown Col-
lege. raised awareness as pan of World Hunger Day yester‘
day on UK‘s campus. The group handed out food and pam-
phlets to students and faculty came by to discuss world
hunger and what Kentucky colleges are doing to help the

Janet Tietyen. an associate extension professor. spoke
about the importance of getting UK‘s students to aid in

See Hunger on page 6


The Dr. Larry Turner Scholarship Fund
will be getting some help from the commu-
nity again today w this time from ice cream.

The Educators of Family and Consumer
Sciences. at student organization in the Col-
lege of Agriculture. will be at the Chevy
Chase Cold Stone Creamery to raise money
for the fund.

Tunter. who died in the Flight Sl9l
crash was the associate dean for extension
and director of the Cooperative Extension
Service at the College of Agriculture.

“1 hope that everyone can get out and
support this great cause." said Andrea Baker.
the EFAC S community chair.

The event. which will last from 5 pm. to
8 pm. will feature “Celebrity Scoopers."
where notable people — such as the dean of
the agriculture school and several of its pro—

ship fund for mery customer that comes in
and says he or she is there for the scholarv
ship event.

Baker said she prckcd (‘old Stone be-
cause the company is “big on community."

“Cold Stone is always interested in help—
ing the community." said (‘herise Wilson.
who owns and operates the Chm} (‘hase
store along with her husband. lamar.

Wilson said that most fundraisers at her
location raise between $200 and 8250.

“But Angie (Baker) has just taken it to a
whole new level." Wilson said. referring to
the amount of publicity.

Baker has contacted local television sta-
tions and newspapers in order to publicrze
the event.

“I'm hoping that “C can get at least 500
people." Baker said.

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at least by Hilton‘s account. it
was also face to list.

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pal tells l’s. “Paris and Stavros
were at the top of the stairs. and
out of nowhere Shanna walked
up and punched her in the left
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was with Moaklei‘ that night.
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chos. who is contemplating su-
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bash in LA.

Oct. 6. 2006 Barker and
Hilton snuggle at L.A.‘s Social
House. The next day. a Hilton
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team after Christmas and helped lead the
Cool Cats to a seven-game win streak at
the season‘s end.

“(Protenic and McCurrie) are both
playmakers." said sophomore Tony Valeri—
no. "Chris has great touch around the net.
and Tommy is a textbook skater. They re—
ally made our offense better."

Protenic. a sophomore from
Louisville. had been participating in junior
hockey — a league for players under 20
years old — when he decided to head
back to college.

“I left my senior year of high school to
play hockey in Los Angeles." Protenic

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McCurrie. also a sophomore. followed
a similar path. playing junior hockey in
Peoria. “1.. before enrolling at UK in the

“We went up to Cincinnati to watch
him play juniors.“ head coach Rob
Docheny said about McCurrie. “We talked
to him a little bit and hoped he came to
UK if he chose to go back to college."

Originally from Chicago. McCurrie
grew up playing hockey with Cool Cats
captain Mike Barnes. and senior goalie
Drew Matichak.


. Barnes‘ cohesion.

forward. Mike Barnes. helped his on—ice
transition to UK. The two learned to skate
together. and they played on the same
teams throughout the junior leagues.

"He‘s like the left side of my brain. "
Barnes said. “He's another me. and l in
another him. We know ex-
actly what we‘re doing at
exactly what time."

McCurrie agreed.

"it‘s just natural." Mc-
Currie said of his connection
with Barnes. “We know
where each other are on the
ice. we know where each
other are going next.

"It just clicks."

Protenic didn‘t have the
luxury of joining a former
teammate on the ice at UK.
but it hasn‘t taken him long
to catch up to McCurric and

"Now (Protenic) is one
of us." Barnes said. “Once
you get to a certain level.
you have a sense of hockey
skills Now wen'ye played with Chris. and
he litsi in great.

Alter coming on late last season. both
McCurrie and Protenic figured to be big
contributors this season. Protenic played
only four games last season before injur—
ing his shoulder. but he still managed to
score nine goals. McCurric added 10 goals
and 12 assists in the nine games he

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McCurriel are
both playmakers.
Chris has great
touch around the
net, and Tommy "n:
is a textbook
skater. They
really made our
offense better."


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Though Protenic did not score in the
first six games of the season. when the
team was down Hi to Indiana on Satur»
day night. Protenic came through on a
breakaway to even the score.

“I came in having high expectations
for myself." Protenic said. “But
I've been making decent plays: I
just haven‘t found the Irct (that
much). i know it‘ll come. so l‘m
not too frustrated."

Barnes said he isn‘t too wor—
ried about Protenic.

"Last year. we played teams
that we could score a lot of goals
" Barnes said. “Now we have
to work for goals. (Protenic) is
working hard: he‘s just not getting
the breaks right now."

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jury to get back on the rec this
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had already had surgeries for torn
tendons. a dislocated shoulder and
a torn labrum.

“It‘s been tough getting my
strength back. btrt It doesn‘t hold
me back too much." Protenic said. “I can
still play: ljust can't fight."

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In tragedy's wake, fix remaining drainage problems

It‘s a sad reality that it often takes a
tragedy to get people to take notice of infra-
structural problems that are in desperate need
of fixing. Unfortunately. that's what has hap-
pened in the case of storm—water drainage on

and around UK‘s campus.

Last month. two women — Lauren Fan-
nin. a UK pharmacy student; and Lindsey
Harp. a UK nursing school graduate —
droWned in the flooding on Nicholasville

Road and Alumni Drive.

Since Fannin‘s and Harp‘s deaths. the
handling of flood water has become a politi-
cal issue in races for seats on the Lexington—
Fayette Urban County Council. especially in


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ing this issue?"

the 3rd District. which includes UK.

Don Pratt. who is challenging incumbent
Dick DeCamp for the 3rd District council
seat. has blamed UK for the drownings.

“Much of the runoff and drainage problem
is a result of UK. and they must take respon-
sibility for their part in the problem,“ Pratt
said in a news conference Oct. 5. “I know
UK has scientists and engineers and land-
scape architects - why are they not address-

Pratt‘s rhetoric missed a basic fact: The
university is addressing drainage problems

UK has been working with Lexington on
drainage since 1993. when the university
switched from state guidelines to local codes
in order to help alleviate water runoff from
campus into the city, said Bob Wiseman.
UK‘s vice president for facilities manage-
ment. in the Kernel last week.

“We‘ve been working very well with the
city for a number of years." Wiseman said.
“A lot of the community doesn‘t realize that
we do detention (creating drainage systems)
for our new construction."

But even if Pratt’s sensationalistic claims

are more rhetoric than reality, it is true there

is much progress left for UK to make in im-


proving the handling of storm water on cam-

Keeneland Hall experienced a blackout on
Sept. 22 and 23 when its basement flooded.
And drainage along Funkhouser Drive causes
flooding from the Funkhouser Building down
to the Business and Economics building.
Wiseman said in the Kernel.

UK’s drainage experts should find a way
to fix these problems. The consequences of
flooding — from inconveniences like power
outages to tragedies like last month‘s —
should be prevented whenever possible.


To see success again,

UK should keep up
its diversity efforts

UK weathered a disaster fol-
lowing a sharp downturn in black
enrollment by hanging tough. ag-
gressively recruiting. offering big-
ger and better scholarships, and
applying a more human touch.

UK President Lee Todd said
that last year's black enrollment
fell 40 percent from the year be-

“The biggest reason we heard
(for black students not coming to
UK) is that we didn’t offer com—
petitive scholarships and we didn‘t
offer them fast enough." Todd said
in a meeting with the Kernel Edi-
torial Board.

But by adding eight new
staffers to the registration and ad—
missions area. pumping 5500.000
more into scholarships. and mak-
ing offers sooner in the year. UK
turned around the negative num-



This year. Louisville has seen
its numbers slide the same way
UK‘s did last year.

This is not because UK and U
of L are “buying“ students back
and forth. Todd said. Rather. there
was an increase in the number of
black students attending college in
Kentucky. so the back-and—forth
fight is less of a problem. Todd

We are pleased to see UK take
effective. immediate action to fix
the problem at hand. We also hope
that this is an enduring lesson that
doesn‘t have to be repeated.

“You don't want to get bitten
by the same dog twice." Todd
said. We wholeheartedly agree.



Find time

in your

schedule to take
care of yourself

With midterms all around us. I
hope you're taking care of yourself.
You probably think getting sick is
just not an option
e no one has
time for that.
That was my
thought: unfortu-
nately. 1 failed to
realize that if
you‘re not doing
anything to keep
from getting


TARA sick. sickness
BONISTALL does not care that
Kernel you‘re too busy.

l have spent
the past week in
bed. literally [(X)
sick to get up for any real length of
time. Truly. your day has to get better
when the doctor says. “I thought you
had pneumonia. but good news _..
you don‘t?" I didn‘t have pneumonia
or strep throat. jUst a wonderful.
mysterious illness giving me a fever
and a sore throat.

When the doctor said the “M"
word. I almost had a heart attack.
Anyone who has had it before should
know what I‘m talking about ~

bed. I had taken some steps to pre-
vent getting sick‘.’ Obviously. you
cannot escape getting sick at times.
but you can do things to try to avoid

What if] had forced myself to
sleep eight hours a night. for exam-
ple? Drank enough water‘.’ Eaten
food that was actually good for me?
Or. heaven forbid. actually exer-

Taking care of yourself when
you‘re sick sucks. which is all the
more reason we should be taking
care of ourselves when we are

Self-care is something that we
talk about a lot in social work ,.
keeping yourself healthy. both men-
tally and physically. so that you can
do the same for your clients. I was
caught red—handed a few weeks ago
when l was complaining to a friend
about how busy 1 was. and she asked
me what I was doing for self-care. I
had nothing to tell her. I wasn‘t mak-
ing time to go on walks or take
baths: I wasn't getting enough sleep
or eating well. And karma kicked my
btitt. Hard.

Some people are really good at


Maybe I had
mono. My imme-
diatc response to
this worry was
that I didn't actu-
ally have time to
have mono. so it
was not really an
option. (‘ould we
find something

Thankfully. ['ve been fighting a
virus and a bad cold. not mono. But
this whole ordeal made me wonder
what I would have done had the
mono test been positive. My sched-
ule this fall doesn't even leave me
enough time to iinish my homework.
let alone get a full night‘s sleep.

One thing 1 did discover last
week is that even if you don't have
time to be sick. you will be forced to
find time when you start to feel bad.
Classes that can't be skipped will be
slept through. papers postponed and
work missed. The busiest people in
the world can be knocked flat if they
catch the right nasty bug. and when it
happens. all of those crucial things
on your to—do list will just have to

So what if. instead of having to
spend a full week miserable and in


”Get a flu shot. Go to
bed early. Do something
to de—stress. Take
care of yourself —— we
still have nine

weeks to go."

making time for
themselves and
taking “mental
health" time. I. un-
fortunately. am not
one of those peo-
ple. Someone told
me recently that I
need to have more
fun. and that may
be true. The work
will never be lin-
ished. so at some point. you may
need to just take a break.

The lesson l’ve leamed this week
is that 1 need to chill out and slow
down. There was no way my body
was going to be able to keep up at
the pace 1 was asking it to for an e