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Dining Services puts new meal plan on hold for this fall

By Jason McAlister


Problems with the
state‘s budget plan are pre-
venting UK Dining Services
from renovating on-campus
dining services.

Last Wednesday.
Franklin County Circuit
Judge Roger Crittenden is-
sued an injunction on Gov.
Ernie Fletcher's proposed
spending plan. The effect on
UK ~ the university must
seek state legislature ap~
proval to spend greater than

$399,000 for any project on

The spending cap
closes the lid on UK Dining
Services that needed funds
for renovations to start next
year's proposed meal pro-

Students will contin-
ue to use the declining-bal-
ance, a la carte “Diner
Plan" this fall. Students will
have an $825 plan this fall.

The new meal program
previously scheduled to start

this fall will be delayed until
the 2005-06 school year.

The program would have
had a minimum option of
$825 a semester. allowing 10
meals per week, and includ-
ed more expensive plans for
students wanting more on-
campus meals.

“The Food Services Stu-
dent Advisory Committee
supports the change from an
a la carte plan to a meal pro-
gram. as long as more fresh,
made to order and healthier
food options will be available
for students." said Jim

Wims. assistant vice presi-
dent for Student Affairs, in a
recent UK press release.
“When funding authority is
given. the university is fully
committed to this project."

With $399,000, Blazer
Hall will have a new dining
hall this fall. but this falls
short of what was planned.
said Dewitt King. assistant
director of dining services.

The new meal program
would require more food op-
tions for students. especially
those wanting to eat on-cam-
pus all week long. said

Randy Gonzales. chief finan-
cial officer in Student Af-

This requires more food
serving facilities. he said.

“We had required $1.2
million for Blazer alone.“
Gonzales said.

Plans for Blazer were to
include a new pizza/deli sta-
tion. a soup and salad bar
and a new convenient store
that would be moved a floor
beneath the store currently
at Blazer. King said.

Dining Services said $2.2

implement to the new meal
program campus‘wide.

Despite budget woes,
some at Dining Services say
they are not planning to out-
source jobs and management
of campus food services. like
local universities including
UofL. EKU and WKU.

“Outsourcing is strictly
a moneymaking venture,"
King said. “We certainly care
more about the community
than just making money"

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Vocal performance senior Olivia Lonq (left) and vocal performance junior Laura Spencer (middle) receive instruction during a rehearsal of
Jesus Christ Superstar. Art studio graduate Mike Fryman (right) will play Jesus in the musical, which starts Wednesday.

Shakespeare in the Park kicks off its 23rd year at the
UK-LFUCG Arboretum with Shakespeare's The Tempest

By Tricia Mcllenny
couiniautmc WRITER

Last evening. The Lex-
ington Shakespeare Festival
kicked off its 23rd season
with a performance of
William Shakespeare's. The

The show was the first of
the 2004 Lexington Shake-
speare Festival. held at the
UKLFL‘CG Arboretum on

Alumni Drive.

As a part of the festival.
The Tempest will be per-
formed from July 7—11, along
with Shakespeare‘s The Mer»
ry Wives of Windsor. July 14-
18 and Andrew Lloyd Weber
and Tim Rice's musical. Je-
sus Christ Superstar. Jilly 21-

This year. the festival
participants are looking for—

ward to performing these
shows in front of large audi»

“I am expecting and ex-
cited about seeing a huge
turnout this year.“ said Mike
Fryman. a 1995 UK graduate
playing Jesus in Jesus Christ

Each show begins at 8:45
pm. with the festival gates
opening at 7 and pre-show
entertainment beginning at
8. During the pre-show enter-
tainment. local artists from

Lexington and UK will pro-

vide singing and dancing
performances. said Derik
Mannon. general manager of
the Lexington Shakespeare

All of the entertainment
is held outside. and in case of
rain. Mannon said Festival
organizers want to do their
best to ensure that the shows
can be performed and the au-
dience receives a profession-
al performance.

“I have attended the LSF
in the past and have always

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Former UK runner sprints to Olympic trials

By Elizabeth Troutman

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blood cell count. His tem-


(‘ross country cham-
pion and Academic All-
American Thomas Mor-
gan will represent UK in
Sacramento. (‘alif.. this
Friday to await partici-
pation in next week‘s
Olympic trials.

Morgan qualified for
the trials during the out-
door season with a B-
Standard time.

A B-Standard time
means he is on a waiting
list for the opportunity
to even compete in the

He is currently en~



and the 1 500- meter
events. He will know Sat-
urday whether he has
been accepted to run in
Monday's 5.000. and will
learn Tuesday whether
he will run in Thurs-
day's 1.500. Only the Top
24 qualifiers will run the
5.000. the Top 30 in the

Morgan‘s career was
halted due to an iron de-
ficiency in his blood
which caused anemia
during the outdoor track
season in April. Morgan
suffered from fatigue
and was put on supple—
ments to increase his red




porary illness raised
question about his per-
formance next week. but
the athlete is positive
about the trip.

“I'll be ready to race
no matter what." he said.
“It‘s tough to say be-
cause of my set-back. I
feel better now but I
don‘t have a solid foun-
dation to go off.“

Morgan claimed vic-
tories in both the SEC
championship and the
Southeast Region last
November. He led the
Wildcats to the NCAA
championship. where

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By Stephen Burnett
STAFF wants “

Art students say UK has improved temporary parking
near the Reynolds building. but some add that more im-
provements are needed both in and outside of the 87
year -old tobacco warehouse- turned- classroom facility

Outside. many students have been parking in other
lots and running across Broadway traffic to the building

“like in a Frogger game.‘ as art studio and art education
sophomore Jennifer McLeod put it

New parking spaces or access to the existing Tay
101 Dickey ‘"E lot behind the Reynolds area. could help
solve the problem.

Art studio junior Erin Wilson said students needed
their own “loading zones" as well.

“When people were cleaning out their studios they
couldn I carry a bunch of stuff to and from the meters.‘
Wilson said. They parked near the sidewal lk. with their
hazards on. and they had to get tickets."

In April. Wilson helped start a petition to add loading
zones for students. She eventually met with l'K‘s head of
transportation. Ken Clevidence.

_ “He got right on top of it.“ Wilson said. “He called [1.7K
parking director] Don Thornton and they im‘ in the leaf“:
ing zones."

Two zones near the building‘s front door provide 15
minutes of loading time for anyone near the building‘s
front door Another loading space can be used only by a
valid ['K permit holder.

But Wilson said the parking department has now
placed ‘ no parking” signs against one curb. eliminating
several available spaces. Students had previously been
able to park against the curb after 4.30. she said.

Parking director Don Thornton said the university
put the signs in by mistake

”While going through the processes of getting that
corrected. the. traffic engineering in the city of Lexington
got involved." Thornton said.

Thornton said the person responsible for the correc-
tion should return from vacation one of the problems of
trying to get maintenance work done over the summer. he

Meanwhile. physical plant director Jack Applegate
said his department :5 improving access to the existing
parking behind the Taylor Dickey Education Hall.

"We‘ve installed a temporary walk. removed vegeta—
tion and installed lighting." Applegate said. “That's on the
east side of the building. to make that another entrance."

The Taylor Dickey lot is controlled until 4:30 pm. dur
ing the summer. Thornton said.

And “during the fall and spring semester. Monday to
Thursday: we control the lot until 7:30 pm Applegate

“It's controlled for E permits. between 3 am. and 3.30
pm. After 3:30. for any valid l'K permit." Between 7:30
pm. and 5:00 am. though. “anybody can park there."

Wilson said she loves the changes. although she feels
it‘s taken a while to make them.

“We are having progress. which is incredible." she
said, “You don't want to complain too much. because you
don‘t want to upset anybody And change is being brought

inside Reynolds. newcomers could get lost amidst the
thin drab walls. creaky wood floors and high-ceiling

Art is everywhere the building's rustic atmosphere
works well with it. \(l‘itl art studio graduate Ezra Keller

"There‘s space to do your own thing." Kellerman said.
“You're not limited by the fact that you can't use certain
materials or processes. because you're afraid of hurting
something or making a mess "

That day it was about 60 degrees outside. but the
building's interior was much warmer

“You can imagine 95 degrees inside." Kellerinan said.
referring to previous interior temperatures during the

UK‘s physical plant workers have put ventilation into
the photo lab and printmaking room.

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his coach. Ilon Weber. and
his I'K teammates

“Training with a team
has been a big part ot my
success." he said "Having
someone push you everyday
always helps because yoi;
can find out what you .‘lti-
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Coach Don Weber has
supported Morgan through
his career at I'K and helped
him develop as an athleti-
and a person. Morgan said

phy teacher Ruth Adams.

However. she said the
rest ot‘ the building remains
poorly ventilated.

“The ventilation is sortie-
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works for a very long time.“
Adams added. "The money
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“The coach has been a
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"My brother is one of
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Yankees over Cubs in October, Braves out of playoffs
first time since 1990. Bonds record among prophecies

By Dustin Thacher

As baseball‘s regular
season approaches its
halfway point. several inter—
esting scenarios are forming
to make for a climax that
every sports fan should get

Despite manager Lou
Piniella's remarkable job of
turning the no-name Tampa
Bay Devil Rays into a .500
ball club. the AL East still be
longs to the Yankees and Red

Again. the Yankees' ros-
ter looks like an all-star
team. Currently in first
place. sitting on the majors'
best record and a lineup that
includes .leter, Giambi,
Sheffield and Alex Ro-
driguez. don't be surprised if
the Yanks go over 100 wins.

However. don't forget
about the Red Sox. who are
currently in second place
and just got their best player
back from injury in short-
stop Noniar (Iarciaparra. If
any team has the pitching to
compete with Me Yankees it
should be the Red Sox with

Curt Schilling and Pedro
Martinez. Nonetheless, an-
ticipate the Yankees to win
the division and the Red Sox
to seize the wildcard.

The AL Central is the
weakest division in baseball.
with Cleveland, Kansas City
and Detroit all in a rebuild-
ing mode. Expect the Indiv
ans to fade away as the dog
days of summer roll on. De-
spite one of the league's low~
est payrolls. the scrappy
Minnesota Twins currently
hold first place in the divi-
sion. but the wealthier
Chicago White Sox have the
capability to acquire talent.
as they did when they traded
for the market's best avail
able starting pitcher. Freddy
Garcia. and will take the di-
vision from the Twins.

Currently leading the
AL West are the shocking
Texas Rangers. After trad—
ing away the league‘s best
player. the aforementioned
A-Rod. it appeared the
Rangers were building for
the future. With a two- game
lead in the division. it seems
that the future is now. Still.
do not be surprised if the

Anaheim Angels overtake

the division by the end of

this season. Anaheim has
great hitters, solid starting
pitchers. and an elite
bullpen. Oakland will also be
in the hunt thanks to the
league‘s most consistent
pitching rotation. Look for
the A's to challenge for the

In the NL East, the Cin-
derella champion Florida
Marlins are proving this sea-
son that their success was
not a fluke. The Marlins
have a slight deficit to over
come courtesy of the
Phillies. which they should
make up handily as the post
season approaches.

It appears the luck has fi-
nally run out in Atlanta
where the usually dominant
Braves have fallen to right at
the .500 level and could be
out of the playoffs for the
first time since 1990. The
Brave dynasty will likely be-
gin it‘s destruction as the
team will begin to trade
away star players for
prospects and cash.

It would be nice if the
Cincinnati Reds could keep
pace in the NL‘s Central Divi-
sion but it probably will not
happen. Eventually a patch-
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Expect the race for the Cen-
tral to be the most competi-
tive of any and to come down
to the last week of the sea-

The Astros are loaded
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have almost completely
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already has broken the MLB
record for intentional walks
with 56. Look for San Fran-
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ter. to force teams to pitch to
Bonds. This should help
them keep the division lead
over the Padres and Dodgers.
two teams lacking the of—
fense necessary to challenge
the Giants for the divisional

Watch the second half of
the season unfold. It promis-
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teams like the Yankees. Red
Sox. Giants and Cubs all
looking at postseason spots.
Watch Roger Clemens domi-
nate National League compe-
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on the Chicago Cubs as they
try to win their first World
Series in over 100 years.
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Bonds as he approaches the
all-time home run record:
even if you hate him at least
take into account that you
could be watching the best
player ever.

In the end it will be
the Yankees over the Cubs in
six games. I cannot logically
pick against the Yankees‘ tal-
ent. and with one of the best
leaders in the game in Joe
Torre. picking against them
would be like picking against
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A recent injunction on Gov. Ernie
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UK Dining Services has put the ma-
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delayed at least a year. I'K has money bud—
geted for the renovations. but cannot spend
greater than 3399.()()() of its own money on a
project without approval in Frankfort.

Universities like UofL. University of

Cincinnati. liKL' and WKL' have outsourced
their campus food services to companies
like Aramark. Sodexho and Chartwells.

These companies provide profession-
al manage nent of food services for univer
sities. and also open universities up to com-
peting companies.


They also provide efficient service
and are also free to make renovations and
improvements in a time of a state budget

()n the downside. the university
would have to eliminate jobs and the poten-
tial for profits from campusrun food ser-

L’K Dining services also fears that
outsourcing to food service companies
would cause smaller restaurants on campus
to be shut down.

UK Dining Services says it is doing
its best to keep the jobs here on campus. It
is trying to renovate dining facilities. and
provide quality food for students.

If the university has the funding to
provide this. then Frankfort should expe‘
dite the process of allowing approval for
universities to renovate their services.

Translation of
Kerry's speech

By this time Sen. John Kerry (D-
Mess) has finally chosen his running
mate. Sen. John Edwards (D-NC). who is
a former presidential contender himself
and part-time department store plastic
mannequin. Edwards adds a diversity
much needed on the Democrat ticket. by
having two male. Liberal senators. both
named John?

Kerry is trying desperately to
broaden his image not only by picking
on Edwards but by reaching out to more
of America. in the form of a small Min-
nesota town called Cloquet.

His July 2 remarks there made it to
TV. but I noticed something strange.
Whenever people like the Iraqis are on American TV. the
broadcasters always translate everything they're saying.
supposedly because they (the Iraqis) aren't speaking Eng-
lish. But they never do the same thing with Liberal politi-
cians. which is only fair considering our media's commit-
ment to equal treatment and such.

Therefore I'll offer my own translation of Kerry's
words. in an effort certain to endear me forever to the
Kerry campaign. In this limited space I'll have to con-
dense his remarks. but that will also help by keeping you
awake long enough to finish the column. Here we go:

Hello. and good morning. or afternoon. I have jet lag.
Ha ha! That was a joke. My name is John Kerry. and I'm
going to be president. I hope you will vote for me. because
that other man. President Bush. is very. very bad. He says
he loves you. but he's actually invading Iraq in order to
get their oil and kill their little children. And also as part
of his secret blood ritual with the Masons and the Scien-
tologists. and the Trilateral Commission and the Saudi
Royal Family and the allseeing Eye of the Dark Lord

Thus your President Bush is not all he seems. He's not
even a real man. He is actually from the Planet Lurtz in
the (lrishnakh Galaxy. wearing a disguise. You have a
very nice small town here. Later today I will be doing
Siltztiivtm’ttl things like walking around smiling for catn-
eras. I encourage you to walk with me. because I‘m run—
ning for president. I was a Vietnam veteran. too.

Yoti want to know how I can create jobs'.’ Easy Ijust
twitch my upper lip. like this. and then sign new legisla-
tion that will make government agencies that will create


jobs. Even if they don‘t succeed. they themselves will

make jobs because more people will be working for the
government! Brilliant. huh'.’ We'll get the money for these
agencies once we get rid of Bush‘s tax cuts. I'll also raise
the iniiiiiiiiitn wage. and that will for sure keep firms from
outsourcing jobs to other countries. or thing more people.
Also to keep businesses from outsourcing. l'in going to of-
fer them incentives. such as getting rid of Bush's icky tax
cuts for them. That will teach them a lesson. ()ur public
schools are a mess. Don't listen to the people like Bush
who say we can improve schools just by throwing some
money at the schools. We can improve by throwing even
more money at them. perhaps about $65 billion decazilv
lion. I'll get that by repealing Bush's icky little tax cuts.

We can depend less on foreign oil. My campaign
members are working on an experimental cold fusion re-
actor in their spare time. and plus we can drill for oil iii
the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge area. Oops. that‘s
right. we can't. That would upset the wildlife in Washing-
ton Well. quit driving SI'\"s. then. if you have any of
them Re need affordable health care. I'm sick of big cor-
porations taking over health care. pretending to be nice
and just caring for you. That‘s why I'll have the govern-
mi of take it over We'll get the money for this health care
by repealing the icky Bush tax cuts for the rich.

With the war on terror. we can win that by not fight
mg and dying so