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February 9, 2005


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Tuition to increase 14.5 percen

Student scholarship fund increased by $13.6 million; housing
costs to jump; trustees expected to approve, members say

By Adam Sichko


For the third straight school

year. UK students will
have to pay a double-
digit tuition and fees

A 14.5 percent tu-
ition increase is part
of the 2005-06 budget
UK's administration
released yesterday.
The administration in-

More on tuition

to approve this budget. said Provost

Mike Nietzel.

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“These increases were certainly
not made lightly.“ Nietzel said. UK
. was looking at a 16.5 .
percent increase until
Gov. Ernie Fletcher re-
some money

which Nietzel

helped lower the in-

crease by 2 percent.
“We understand that

cut from

tends to ask the Board of Trustees that increase will still be a chal-

Tuition increases tor next school year:


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lenge for students and families,"
Nietzel said. “But we think it's a
critical investment that we‘re ask-
ing those students to make in order
to ensure that the quality of educa-
tion they receive is maintained and
even improved.“

For next school year. a 14.5 per-
cent tuition increase means:
lower-division stu-
dents will pay $751.50 more

° in-state. upper-division stu-
dents will pay $773.50 more

° out-of—state. lower-division stu-
dents will pay $851.50 more

' out-of-state. upper-division stu-
dents will pay $873.50 more

“We are trying to keep this in-


Out-of-state, upper-division


t for next year


See Tuition on page 7



Faculty, staff salary pools
upped 3 percent next year

Byjdam Sichlio
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In an effort to better com-
pete with benchmark insti-
tutions and the local econo-
my. UK will award 3 percent
raises to the salary pools for
its faculty and staff.

Over the past three
years. the average increase
was 1.3 percent. according to
data from UK’s budget office.
But UK's 2005-06 proposed
budget. released yesterday.
reflects a need to gain
ground in this area and not
simply maintain salaries.
said Provost Mike Nietzel.

tion diminishes when your
best faculty start to go out
the door," N ietzel said. “And
that quality diminishes
when you don‘t have enough
staff to help those faculty
and help the workers."

Nietzel said the 3 percent
raise is the beginning of a
multi-year plan to gradually
increase the faculty salary
pool. Faculty and staff both
work in a merit-based sys-
tem. which rewards those
who work harder with a
higher salary increase than

“It (the percent increase)

“That quality of educa-

See Salaries on page 7




By Ben Roberts

minimal KENNEL

Anthony Roberson
passed through a screen
early in the second half.
and when he looked up
for the ball. nobody was

Rajon Rondo. the
Wildcat assigned to de-
fend Roberson. had
tripped and fallen to the
Rupp Arena court.

The Florida guard got
the ball. took a long look
at the basket and let it fly.

After a first half that
saw the Gators shoot 54
percent from the field
and outscore 17K 3629. a
wide-open 3-point shot
from one of the league's
best shooters was proba-
bly the last thing the (Eats

But Roberson‘s shot
came up short. marking
the end of Florida's hot
streak and the beginning
of another Wildcat come-

The No. 5 (‘ats took


sponrs moon ing the


Ravi Moss just
knows how to win.

Against Florida
last night. the ju
nior walk-on guard
proved once again
he has an uncanny
knack for making
big-time plays un-
der big-time pres-

With UK trail-
Gators 33-

Rondo rallies
Comeback Cats

the lead with nine unan-
swered second-half
points and went on to de-
feat Florida 69-66 last
night at Rupp Arena.

UK head coach Tubby
Smith said he and his
staff tried to downplay
the seven-point halftime
deficit and concentrate
on making the right ad-

“The most insignifi-
cant score in basketball
is the halftime score."
Smith said. “It doesn‘t
matter if you're up 30 or
down 20 you still have
to play the second half.
Usually our guys hear
what we have to say. and
they go out and execute.
Tonight they did that."

UK (18-12. 11-0 South-
eastern (_‘onferem:e) fell
behind early and traded
baskets with Florida
through the opening initi-
utes of the second half
before junior forward Ke-
lenna Azubuike scored

See Cats on page 10

the Gators' lead.

22 and less than three minutes left in
the first half. Moss swiped the ball
away from Florida. The ball went
sailing toward the sideline. but Moss
dove and flicked the ball to a slashing na.
Kelenna Azubuike for a dunk.

Less than a minute later. Moss
drained a :i-pointer to further trim

With those two plays. he reinvigo-
rated a lifeless Rupp Arena and his
dragging teammates.

Before those plays. the (‘ats were


Junior forward Kelenna Azubuike slammed home two of his 18 points
during UK's 69-66 comeback win last night over Florida.

When Cats need boost, Moss delivers with a surge

struggling on both ends. They looked
dazed and confused. lost and disin-
terested. And it looked like Florida
was about to rip through Rupp Are»

That spurt gave the Cats some
much-needed momentum. and it car-
ried over to the second half.

“Ravi gives us that energy." said

l'K head coach Tubby Smith. “The
guys look at him. and they know he
is going to come with heart and

See Moss on page 10



Lawyers, petitioners enter water
debate as council readies budget

By Elizabeth Troutman
mi Fixtucx’v’xtin‘n

The absence of Mayor
Teresa Isaac at yesterday‘s
work session did not keep the
urban county council from
taking steps toward a final
resolution to the condemna-
tion of KentuckyAmerican
Water Co.

Vice Mayor Mike Scanlon
led the council in granting
lawyers two weeks to clarify
lingering questions concern-
ing the judicial pnxeedings of

In the midst of budget
planning for 2006. council
members continued to debate
future legal action against
Kentucky-American. and with
one council member undecid-

ed on the issue. Isaac's veto

Eleventh District (‘ouncil-
man Richard Maloney mo-
tioned the council to proceed
with receiving a ruling from
Circuit Judge Larry I). Raikes
on the government's authority
to condemn the company

Maloney was concerrml if
the “Let Us Vote" committee‘s
petition to place the issue on a
ballot in fall 2015 would be for
nothing if the ruling finds the
council can‘t condemn.

“I want the public to know
if they can do it or not." he
said of the petition effort of
“Let Us Vote." an organi7ation
of local condemnation advo
cates. “That's why I made this
motion. There are people out
there signing petitions."

The council filed the civil
suit against Kentucky-Ameri-
can Water (‘o. 19 months ago.
In 2002. Isaac proposed the
pursuit of city ownership of
the water company. which is
owned by the German con-
glomerate RWIC. Last month
the council voted 3 to 7 to ter-
minate condemnation pro
ceedings. but Isaac vetoed the
council‘s decision.

No council members have
motioned to override the veto.
Nine votes are required to
override it

The mayor's absence yes
terday was due to a meeting in
Frankfort. Ky. Scanlon said at
the meeting.

Maloney offered a second

See Water on page 2

Med center mourns
loss of hit coworker


South Limestone Street


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By Danush Shata


The name of the UK
Chandler Medical Center
employee who was killed
crossing South Limestone
Street Monday evening was
released by the Fayette
County Coroner's Office
yesterday afternoon.

Leroy Saunders. 58. of
Lexington. was struck by
two vehicles while crossing
Limestone at 7 pm. Monday

Police: Victim raped
while asleep in dorm

By Danush Shata

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Yesterday. UK Police re“
leased further information
regarding the rape that oc-
curred on campus Saturday

According to the inci~
dent report. the rape. which
occurred at 4 am. in Kirwan
Ill. took place between a
male UK student. whose
name has not been released.
and a 19-year-old female
from Louisville. The victim
knew the male and is not a

Leroy Saunders,
58, was hit while
crossing South
Limestone Street
Monday night. The
red dot represents
the area in which
Saunders was hit.
Saunders was a
central sterile
technician at the
UK Chandler Med-

ical Center.
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He was taken to the UK
Chandler Medical Center
where he was pronounced
dead at 7:10 pm.

Chief Deputy Coroner
Miles White said that no au-
topsy or toxicology tests
had been performed and
none had been requested by
police. as alcohol was not
believed to be a factor in
the case.

Genevieve Haas. Saun-

See Pedestrian on page 2

student at l'K.

The report states that the
victim was in the room of a
friend and fell asleep. When
she woke up. the perpetrator
was on top of her.

Alcohol or drugs were
not a factor. the report said.

The victim is consider-
ing prosecuting. it said.

(‘apt Paul Grant with
UK Police said no arrests
had been made at this time
and declined to say why the
known perpetrator has not
been arrested.

Police are continuing to
investigate. he said.

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Keith Alberstadt from Nashville,
Tenn. performs at the Comedy
Caravan in the Cat's Den of the
Student Center.

Wednesday marks Comedy Car-
avan's 50th showcase of
comedic talent.

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See FEE 5
for more details








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Sharon, Abbas pledge end to Violence


SHARM EL—SHIEK — Israeli Prime
Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian
Authority President Mahmoud Abbas
pmmised yesterday to halt attacks on
each other’s people. expressing opti-
mism that renewed relations offered a
chance to end a devastating fourvyear
cycle of suicide bombings and military

At the conclusion of a carefully
scripted summit in this Red Sea resort
town, Sharon announced: "We agreed
that all Palestinians will stop all acts of
violence against all Israelis every-
where...lsrael will cease all its military
activity against all Palestinians any.

“We are looking forward to replac-
ing the language of bullets and bombs
with the language of good dialogue,"
Abbas said. “and to provide Palestinian
and Israeli children with new Opportu'
nities for peace."

Abbas said the two leaders' parallel
announcements signaled “the start of a
new era” and provided “a new opportu-
nity to resume the peace process." But
he cautioned, “What we agreed on today
is only the beginning to bridge the gap
and differences between us."

The pledges did not have the force of
a formal cease-tire. but were described
by Israeli and Palestinian officials as an
agreement to begin forging a lasting so-
lution to a conflict that has killed just
over 1,000 Israelis and more than 3.000
Palestinians since September 2000.

In addition. Egypt and Jordan.
whose leaders also attended the sum-


Pedestrian .

Continued from page I


ders’ supervisor at the UK Chandler
Medical Center. said Saunders. who as
a central sterile technician sterilized
instruments and equipment for surg-
eries. was someone who left a good im-

Scanlon said he wants to
move on and focus on the bud
get at hand. The council is set
to approve the budget Thurs-
day evening.

"I absolutely share your
desire to make this stop." he
said to Maloney “The motion
you are proposing does not
he had the opportunity to vote make condemnation stop." .

‘ Seventh District Counc11—
man Bill (‘egelka voiced con—
cern over the logistics of Mal—
oney‘s motion.

"If this is placed on a bal-
lot and it fails. it is possible
that the next council could
come in and continue con«
demnation." (‘egelka said.

“The initiative does not re—
quire the government to stop


Continued from page 1

motion to table the water con»
demnation issue until the pub-

on the issue in November.
Lawyers reminded Maloney
that the next local election
takes place in the fall of 2006
Council members rejected
Maloney’s proposed action.
“What you are saying to
me is the best way to end con-
demnation is to continue con-
demnation.“ said 5th District
Councilman Bill Farmer


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mit. announced that they would return
their ambassadors to Israel for the first
time since withdrawing them in late
2000 over what they considered Israel's
use of excessive force against Palestini~
ans in the early weeks of the uprising.

In Paris. Secretary of State Con-
doleezza Rice praised the progress
made by Sharon and Abbas. “Success is
not assured. but America is resolute,"
said Rice. who met with both men this
week. “This is the best chance for peace
we are likely to see for some years to
come. and we are acting to help Israelis
and Palestinians seize this chance."

Many of the thorniest issues divid-
ing Israel and the Palestinians remain
unresolved. Some were assigned yester-
day to committees; others won‘t be ad-
dressed for months. “We couldn’t re-
solve all the issues today" Abbas said.

()fficials from each side said the re—
alization of yesterday's pronounce-
ments depends on the other side meet-
ing its obligations. For Abbas. that
means persuading guerrillas to stop at-
tacks on Israelis and ensuring that
Palestinian security agencies work to
help prevent such attacks. For Sharon.
it means an end to assassinations of
militants. military incursions into
Palestinian cities and destruction of
Palestinians' homes.

But while Abbas committed the
Palestinian Authority to refrain from
violence. the two most powerful radical
Islamic groups the Islamic Resis-
tance Movement. known as Hamas. and
Islamic Jihad have not endorsed his
efforts. though both have scaled back at-
tacks since Abbas was elected a month

80Representatives of Hamas issued
conflicting assessments of the summit
reflecting both continued debate within
the group's ranks and the challenges
still facing Abbas. who is also known as
Abu Mazen.

"We cannot accept it." Mushir Mas~
ri. one Hamas spokesman. said in a tele-
phone interview. But Mahmoud Zahar. a
Hamas political leader in the Gaza
Strip. told television reporters that if
the Israelis “continue the quiet. then we
are going to continue because we are
committed to Abu Mazen."

Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil
Shaath said after the summit that he
was preparing to fly to the Syrian capi-
tal. Damascus. to try to persuade senior
Hamas officials to honor Abbas‘ com-
mitment to the Israelis.

Although Abbas has preferred to ne-
gotiate with militant groups rather than
arrest or attack their members. Shaath
said. “from now on. any violation of the
truce will be a violation of the national
commitment and will have to be dealt
with as such."

On the Israeli side. senior govern-
ment officials said Israel's military will
maintain its presence in the West Bank
and Gaza Strip and continue to conduct
operations against militants believed to
preparing attacks against Israelis.

“We must move forward cautiously."
Sharon said. sitting across from Abbas
at a massive round table in a conference
hall that has been the site of numerous
peace summits. “This is a very fragile
opportunity that the extremists will
want to exploit."


pression on everyone.

"He was easy to get along with. He
was supportive to all his team mem-
bers." Haas said.

“He's been at the university over 15
years. I think. and everyone got along
with him."

Haas said Saunders has a 16-year-
old son. and though he is divorced. he
didn‘t let that stop him from having a
part in his son‘s life.

“He was always very hands-on in
the rearing of his son." Haas said.

Efforts to locate Saunders' family
members were unsuccessful.

Chaplains were in the department
today to help comfort grieving staff
members. Haas said.

“His loss is being felt throughout
the operating room." she said.

Funeral arrangements for Saun-
ders are still unknown at this time.

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